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Voil scarce) would deem vMi. my lady, there,
Had ever known aught of a troubled breast,
e suave her manner, com posed her air.
And ber frraoe and beauty so self-possessed :
ilat you're heard, 1 fancr, the adage old
Of the ailent waters that run so deep
Arid a page of her history, briefly told
loSluih, a-nodding. would murder sleep.
Twai of a dlorce and counter suits
That reeked for a terra in the city'a sight,
Where family Urea torn up by the roots,
And closeted skeletons saw the lieht.
Till the pulrlie ru flawed and smote its knees
At the noisy swoop of a carrion press,
And the jackal lawyers woiried their fees
J' ruin the writhing heart of the bitterness.
Her ladyship triumphed, too, I believe.
If triumph it be to upheave one's name,
Intact but blurred, alike clotted sieve,
from the seething sluice of a mooted shame ;
To reel forth, clutching a bag of gold.
From a crumbling hearth and a trampled f re,
With one child tight in the garment's fold,
Aud the other lost with the stricken sire.
Mut Fate will juggle, and Time will heal,
And this whirl iirig world forgets too soon ;
An idle jostle of Fortune's wheel
Will enrich or beggar, turn blank or boon,
la obscuration of timely rest.
Andooce more, peerless, my lady, there,
Bides pianet-like, on the topmost crest,
A liU.e mellowed, but passing fair.
At play er opera, hall or felt.
The meed to her, as of eld, ia paid.
Till men are wont, as her beck they wait,
To deem her past as a phantom laid.
But I tell you her beauty is all a mask,
Her grace a mantle, though nobly worn,
And her pageant life hut a thankless task
To cloak the pang of the secret thorn.
And I know there are times in the solemn rounds,
ay ban the thoughts, perchance, are beyond the
the death-tick nnder the wainscot sounds,
And the bureau creaks, and the curtains wave.
That you'd grieve to look at my lady, there,
As mask and mantle are past away,
And she sits alone with her dumb despair,
AHd uioans, and shudder, and tries to rtray.
Xiitktm D. Vrntr.
BY WILLIAM E. CCRTIS.
It was very iodu; ago a8 far back as
1835, if the old clerks in the New Yoik
poet office remember coriectly that she
first began to come to the general delive
ry window a modest plainly clad lady,
with a sweet, sober face, and gentle man
ner. She was as regular as the moon,
and like the moon came monthly, gener
ally on the first Saturday of the month,
and always found a letter awaiting her,
folded in the name sort of an envelope ;
alwavs addressed in the same cramped
angular hand to
MARIA H. RUSSELL,
New York Post-office.
Ic was always a "drop-letter," one of
the many thousands that found their
way through tbe little crevice in the wall
daiiy, and no one ever knew who brought
it; although, when the regularity of her
visit began to attract attention, the un
known correspondent was carefully. watch
ed for about the first Friday of every
month. But it was never kaorvn who
brought that strange yellow envelope,
uor did any one ever get a glimpse of its
contents, although its outside was exam
ined witli curiosity a great many times.
And the mysterious letter passed along
like the thousands of daily messages of
love and hate, of mortification and pleas
ure, of good cheer and evil Wilding the
duns and remittances and promises to
ears passed. The delivery clerks were
changed one after another ; some of them
lied ; others were promoted ; some went
to other employments ; but as each left he
told the story of the strange woman to
his successor as a part of the instructions
of the office, and the new clerks soon be
came familiar with her visits as the
months went by.
She was often questioned ; inquisitive
glances were often cast into her lace, and
several times she was followed by curi
ous fellows ; but no one ever discov
ered whence she came or whither she
Uue day a new clerk who had conceived
scheme to discover her identity told
her he was not sure the letter belonged
to her, as he knew other ladies in the city
of the same name, and asked her if there
was not some one in the neighborhood
whom she could call to identify her.
"lm a stranger in this part of the city,
sir," was her quiet, dignified reply, "but
I have been here a good many times and
never before was asked to prove my
dentiiy. If it will be aDy satisfaction tt
you I will describe the appearance of the
letter I expect but wait ; I am quite
sure it will correspond with this one"
and she took Irom a little reticule she al
ways carried the oue she had received a
A whole generation had passed away.
Men and women had been born and
buried, but still the queer letters came,
and were called for by the queer woman.
The clerks in the ost-otfice had hearu of
her from those who had preceded them,
and her mysterious appearances had
gained a romance with age, and strange
stories that had been invented by tiie
clerks long before were told of her as
Her face was smooth and round and
placid when she first came, but it was
getting wrinkled, and her hair was get
ting gray. One time, only once for
twenty years, as nearlv as could be r
niembered, she failed to come, and one,
two. three letters were waiting for her
in the pigeon-hole. The clerk did not
advertise them nor send them to the
dead-letter office with the rest, for he
knew if Maria Russell was living she
would come for them in time, and if she
was ueaa nothing could be gained by
hurrying them off to the great mail
morgue where all unclaimed letters vn.
But alter four months her familiar face
appeared at the window again, and the
cieru was as giaa to see her as if she had
been an old friend. But it was not the
iace he used to see. Its calm smooth
ness was shrunken, its fullness was
wasted; there were deep-diawn lines
arouna tne mouth and eyes, and the
rresn flush had turned to a wan pale
ness. A friendly greeting was on the
tongue of the clerk as he turned to meet
ner, but when he saw how pale she was.
now wasted, and how the calm expres
sion of her face had been erased and
covered with the autograph of pain, he
puppreesed the cordial words that were
pushing his lips open, and simply re-
" You have been sick V
" Yes, I have been sick.'' she said nnrl
gathering her letters in her hand she left
the window, and, like a snow-flake in the
ea, melted away into the surging wave
of humanity that was roaring in the
After this she came regularly again,
t?ui mo paienes never lert ner iace, and
the wrinkles lengthened and deepened
instead or growing less.
The clerks began to talk of her changed
ai'Parauce, ana couciuaea mat she was
suff ring from some cause, they could
not decide just what, although there
were plenty of reasons suggested, and it
was concluded at an informal meeting
behind the wall of boxes in the post
office one day that the next time the
came it was their duty to find out if she
was needing ary thing that they with
their ill filled purges could unply. So
when she came the clerk who happened
to be at the window held her letter iu
hi9 hand a moment to delay her, and
said with a great deal i' trepidation
for the mystery of her life and the dis
tant self possession of her manner dis
couraged any inquisitive attacks :
" I pray you to excuse me madam; I
thought that if you were in any sort of
I am very well cared for, thank
Jrou," she interrupted. " You hare a
etter for me, see."
And the w is gone again
The clerk went back to his fellows, and,
being a person of pride, related the inci
dent, with some details that were not
applied in the occur renew. He said he
bad tendered the lady in their name, as
delicately as possible, any aid that she
might seed, explaining to her that they
bad learned from Ions assiK-iation to feel
an interest in her, and hoped if she was
in want of any of the necessaries of life,
or if she needed assistance of any kind,
that they would assist her to the extent
of their abilitiw.
The clerks applauded the deftness
with which their fellow had performed
the duty, and inquired anxiously for her
"She told me," he said, " that she was
in good circumstances, and was not just
now in want of any assistance, but, with
our permission, she would remember our
kind offer, and if ever in need would not
hesitate to call upon ua." .
And if she had been a heroine for
merly she became a gwddess from that
aour eut a goddess in an eld fashioned
leghorn bonnet, a rusty broche shawl,
and a reticule like the ones their grand
mother's carried. But she was as divine
to those habit-hardened postoffice clerks
as ever was St. Cecelia to the tone poets
of the mediaeval, or St. Agatha' to the
suffering women of the church. The
gray hir of the goddess had giown much
thinner, in the last few years, her eyes
were sinking back under her temples and
growing dim, and the hands-that clasped
the letter as each month came round
were getting very gaunt and shriveled.
The war came on, the mails were laden
down with messages of sorrow and be
reavement; the clerks were hurried off
as soldiers, and the widows and sisters
of those whose places they went to fill
came into the postoffice to do the public
tervice; but the wan old woman came
just the same as ever, and the yellow
w ranped letter was always waiting her
The war was over; the clerks who went
out to fight came back limping and arm
less, to inquire after their mysterious
friend. She was still coming, but soon
after, in March, 186-3. she was seen for
the last time. The letter came as usual,
one of ths first days of April, but no one
called for it. The clerk, who was a lady,
then put it aside as if it was too good
for its company, and kept it near the
window so that it would be ready when
Maria Russell came. Another month
went by, and another letter came, which
was put away with its mate. Two more
months and two more letters, and four of
them were lying there in a pile waiting
for the queer old woman "the myste
rious woman of the delivery window"
they called her now to come for them.
How often those letters were examined.
How closely the address and the seal
were scanned ; how they were held ut) to
the light, so that maybe a word of their
contents might be discovered. What a
temptation they were.
The chief of the delivery office ordered
" No," said the clerks, "she will come
for them. She knows they are here.
She must be sick or something. She has
come for them for thirty years, and they
never have been advertised yet. Let
them wait another month."
So they waited another month ; two
more, and still the queer old woman
didn't come. And they had to be ad
vertised. On a long list in the newspa
pers, near the bottom, under the head
of " Ladies Letters," were these words
Russell, Maria H., 0.
Feople glanced at them almost every
boay looks over the list ot advertised
letters to see if bv some chance one be
longing to them had stayed in among the
vagabonds, and people remarked:
"1 wonder who 3lana II. Kussell is
she has six letters advertised."
To the clerks in the post-office it
seemed a shame that old Mrs. or Miss
(perhaps she was an old maid) Russell'
letters should be advertised, and stuck
off into a dirty corner with a lot of
soiled envelopes, and there was quite an
indignation meeting held ovor the mat
ter. 15ut still the queer old woman did
"Ferhaps she is dead," they said
"poor thing. Perhaps she is dead."
liut'it there were whispers 01 dis
pleasure when the letters were adver
tised, there was a storm of wrath when
the clerk announced that they must be
sent to the dead-letter office. lbe post
master was appealed to. lie was a man
of business, and didn't care much for ro
mance, so he said the letters must go
and the rules of the department carried
out, and that the seventh letter which
had come in since the six were advertised
must go with them.
But through all the sorrow there was
gleaming the sunshine of relief. At the
dead-letter office it would be found out
what these mysterious envelopes con
tained. And the lady who made up the
packages for the dead-letter office
pinned this note to Maria Russell's seven
These are very peculiar letters. They lielong to
a woman wn.i has been coming to the postomce reg
ularly evry month for thirty years; but she has
ceased to come, and we think she is dead. Whoever
opens these letters will confer a great favor by in
forming the clerks of the New York poetottice o(
their contents, as we have a great curiosity to know
who Maria Kussell is. or was, and something about
the persons who has been sending her these lettere
texuiarjy ior so long.
ihis note was submitted to a conven
tion of clerks and declared unanimously
to be the proper thing. A reply was
awaited anxiously. Before it came two
more letters had followed their fellows
in, and were waiting for Maria Russell
but she never came to get them, and
they were sent off like the rest to have
their secret revealed in the great morgue
Finally there came an envelope ad
dressed to " the clerks of the New York
post-office," and it was opened by the
first peison in that category into whose
hands it c tme. lhat person read the in
Closure hurriedly through, and called
convention, to which he read the follow
Although it is diiectly against tne rules of the of
fice. I take the responsibility of gratifying vmir cu
riosity. Nine letters addressed to Maria H. Russell
have come to mr hands, rach one contained
brief note, calling iu ntion to an enclosure, with
out date or signature- Kach enclosure was a nve
dollur bill. VVe have a great deal of curioe-ify our
selves h-re to learn something about this strange
matter. on't some of you write us what you
know? And if any further disclosures are made
we will injorm you.
Here was a romance indeed. Nine
unsigned letters, each with a similar
inclo.su re of money. Was it possible
they thought, that for thirty years these
same sort ot letters, with the same in
closures, had been coming to Maria
Rusi-ell. And why didn't they stop, if
she was dead, as she certainly must be,
The whole post office was excited and
perplexed in its efforts to find a solution
of this mystery. But there was no clew
to Mrs. or Miss Russell ; no clew to her
mysterious correspondent. I can not re
peat the many theories that were ad
vanccd, or the many speculations that
were put out to explain the matter; but
each was a different one, and each had as
good ground for believing his the true
one as any other, Dec tune nne oi them
had any ground at all. To add to the
mystery, some one brought in a daily
paper which contained the following ad
TiERSONA I. ANY PERSON H A VINej ANY
I knowledge of tbe whereabouts of Maria H.
Russell, who hss been a resident of this city for
thirty years, win relieve a ternme anxiety ty com
municating with C b. K., rostomce.
What a sensation that personal made
in the postoffice department. Here at
last was a clew to the unknown corres
pondent who was wondering why he had
received no acknowledgement to his let
ters for nine months, and to add to the
excitement another letter, in the same
pale yellow style of en veloje, addressed in
the same similar chirography, was tossed
with hundreds of otheuto the distribu
tor's t ible, where it carirc to light. Fifti
letters were a-.dre-sed to "C. B R
each of whicl. stated that they had im
portant information concerning Maria
H. Russell; but before they were mailed
it leaked out that tbe personal was put
in the paier by one of the clerks, who
hoped to reach in advance of his fel
lows a clew to the mystery. But noth
ing satisfactory resulted even from the
personal. Several Maria Kuseelis turned
up to answer it, and were very mucn
disgusted to find they weren't the person
wanted; but it brought no clew to the
curious old lady and her curious cores
pondent. Jrour, nve, six years went by, and
each month brought as regularly tut the
month came round a letter for Maria H.
Russell. The reverence with which
these letters-were treated was a new fea
ture in the postoffice department. It was
a satisfaction even to handle them, and
feel the thin, limsy enclosure, and with
what agony of interest they were adver
tised, and finally sent away to the dead-
letter office each thirty days to be depos
ited with the others just like them that
had gone beioie.
One day nearly two years ago a oerk
. . . rtr 1 J f 1
in the pontoon 'e toia a iriena wno was
connected with a newspaper of the cir
cumstances, and a brief statement of facts
was published. The paragraph was
widely quoted republished in almost
every paper in the United States. And
witn inis puoncatiou tne ic iters swppea
coming, i n last one was posi-marrea
March 4, 1870. It is thought that the
mysterious correspondent eaw the para
graph, and knew in that way that Maria
Russell was dead for she must be dead,
or she would have called for her letters
in the years that had gone since she got
Bnt it may be asked why the unknown
correspondent doesn't send to the dead
letter office and claim his money the
money he sent so faithfully each month
to Maria Russell, even for ten years after
she was dead and gone. A large nu mber
of claims have been made fot the money
since the publication last year, and a va
riety of singular stories have been told
to account for the manner in which the
correspondence was conducted.
One man wrote to inform the postoffice
department that he was the person who
had been sending the money to Maria
Russell these forty-years agone, but as his
manuscript was in every way dissimilar
from that in the Original letters he was
at once pronounced an impostor.
A man in Sturgis, Mich., has told the
strangest story and put in the strongest
claim. He says that he ia one of a fam
ily of five children, four brothers and
one daughter. In 1835 his father and
mother separated, the father taking the
boys and the mother the girl, and the
father agreeing to pay $5 a month for
his daughter's support as long as he
lived, but to have no communication
with her in any way whatever. He says,
this man in Michigan, that his father
used to send the money in the manner
described as long as he lived with him,
but having some differences about 1846
they, the father nd son, separated, the
latter going west, where he has resided
ever since, without having heard once
from the rest of his family. He said he
was in no need of the money, but would
like very much to know it' the strange
correspondents were his father and sis
ter. He would identify the writing, he
thought, if they would send him one of
Mr. Russell's letter was strongly in
dorsed by several prominent residents of
Sturgis, who bore "testimony to his good
character and general worthiness.
Mr. Dallas, the superintendent of the
dead-letter office, leplied that while he
greatly desired to oblige Mr. Russell, it
was not permitted to send any of the
letters out of the office ; but if Mr. Rub
sell was ever in Washington he would be
glad to give him any inibrmation in his
power, and show him any papers in the
department relating to the case. The
law required that these letters and their
contents be reclaimed within three years.
At the end of which time the money in
cisures revert to the United States
treasury, from which they can not be re
covered without a special act of Congress.
On a recent Visit to the dead-letter
office I saw the silent, inanimate relics of
this strange mystery. A pile of plain,
vellow envelopes, marked with some
hieroglyphics peculiar to the dead-letter
men, indicating their reierence to tne
books of the bureau. If they could talk
what a strange story they might tell.
What a theme for a romance are these
dead letters dead in every respect
Forlorn, too, the speechless wanderers,
with neither their written nor their in
tended recipient to claim them.
opened one of them there was no date
no signature, and written in the center
of the page of blue note paper, with pale
ink, in an old-fashioned hand that ap
peared to have been uncertain with age,
were those tew unsuggestive words :
" I enclose you the money as usual
I will send more the first of next month
You need not write." Chicaqo Inter-
X NOVEL RAILWAY.
The Vrlorlpede Principle I'ttllwd I'p .
A K ingle Trark.
California has a one-rail road in opeia
tion at Norfolk, on Sonoma creek, three
and a half miles in length, and intended
to be extended up the valley. It
called the Prismoidal railway, and was
formerly opened on Nov. 24. Ihe track
is a continuous prism of beveled boards,
twenty-seven inches wide at the base
and fifteen inches high, with the single
rail laid on the top. Ihe car which trav
els on the line is supported by two
wheels, one at tae front and one at the
rear, with independent revolving fiances,
The locomotive is the first of its kind
constructed in the state. The visiting
party took their places on seats which
were ranged on each side of the cars, the
passengers being face to face. The first
impression suggested waa that which or
dinarily nils the bosom ot the novice
who makes his maiden effort to ride the
uncertain bicycle. . A certain assurance
that the whole thing would topple over
at the first movement was the general
belief of the uninitiated. Hut the en
gine r sounded his whistle, the passen
gers gave their tremulous cheers and the
train moved on smoothly and soon the
pace was considerably augmented. Won
derful to relate, says the San Francisco
Examiner, the oscillation was scarcely
perceptible, and the locomotive and cars
rode the single rail asnrmly as the trains
on the broadest li,nglisli solidly con
structed broad gauges. The faster the
train proceeded the smaller in number
and extent became the lateral oscilla
tions, beautifully practically exemplify
ing the great principles of the whole
prismoidal system, that the greater the
speed the less the liability to oscilliate, a
principle clearly demonstrated by 'the
gyroscope and velocipede. To those
making their first trip on the new rai
road the case and comfort of this mode
of traveling suggested itself most strik
ingly. The train was run out to the end
of the completed line, where forty-five
men were found continuing the building
ot the prism onward. Ihe construction
of the road has cost, for the present three
miles and a half, including the cost of
the road bed over the marsh, about $4,500
a mile, one-half of the cost of the narrow
gauge railroad, the most economical of
the two rail system. 1 he road was com
menced on the 16th of August last, by
the building ot the road bed.
The Body-Finders of the Seine.
I must mention the strangest, perhaps,
ot all tbe strange methods of gaming
living which are in vogue in fans, and
that is the trade of body-finder. The
authorities of rans pay ten trancs re
ward for every corpse that is discovered
in the Seme and brought to the orgue.
As the waces of the poor boatmen who
plv on the river sre extremely small it
will readily be seen that such an ad
dition to their petty earnings is not to be
despised. But as bodies float sometimes
far down the Seine, beyond the reach of
the boatmen employed in the upper part
of the river, these boatmen have or
ganized a regular traffic with those who
ply their vocation far down tne stream,
and who, if they find a body, cannot well
leave their reeular work to bring it to
Paris. The down stream bwdies are
therefore purchased at five francs each
bv the upstream boatmen, the profi s be
ing thus latrly divided. It may easily
be imagined with what care these men
watch the river for some indication of
the presence of the mortal remains ol
some poor suicide, who, if he were good-
for nothing when living, is worth fully
ten francs now that he is dead. These
bodyfinders lorm a valuable adjunct to
the police force, and instances have been
known of one individual brineinar in two
and three bodies in a single day. Parii
uor. I'huaatipnvi lctograph.
A Definition of (Floating Debt.
The Railroad Areas eives the follow
ing very comical idea of the term "float
ine debt," in answer to correr-pondent:
Floating debt is a very fashionable
term among railroads nowadays. It rep
resents the smaller debts due to locomo
tive and car builders rolling mills, wood
and coal dealers, conductors, enginemen,
trackmen, office boys and others, for
which no security has been given. They
bear no interest, and sometimes no prin
cipal, and the claims which they repre
sent are not generally casnea oy orokers
at more than their face. After floating
debts have run so long that the company
finds it can not pay them, they are often
converted into- bonded debt, secur
ed by second or third mortgage, and then
the mortgage is finally wiped out by
sale of the road, which settles the floating
debts and their holders in the most easy
and comfortable manner imaginable.
HOW MANY CHILDREN
from Croup, Diptheria, &i
ciple. Dr. J. H. McLean'a Cough and Lune
Healing; Globules, will cure Croun ana
Throat diseases. Consumption. Conchine.
ilwn I . ..u ' I. Ajt 14, , IJ , glial!.. 1
II,iH,nn... Tnul tin. am IC ... U :1
Dr. J. H. McLean's ofSo, 314 Chestnut St..
FARM AND HOUSEHOLD.
Tbe Artlon of Line,
Professor Bartlet sayst Lime an
swers two great purposes for nourish
ment: First It disposes certain insol
uble bodies to form by their .decomposi
tion, soluble compoiinds ; and, secondly,
it prolongs the action and nutritive vir
tue of soft and insoluble animal and
vegetable substances beyond the time
they would continue to act if they were
not made to enter into combination with
the lime. From this statement the agri
cultuiist can draw some practical con
clusions in regard to the uses of this sub
stance, and the manner in which it shoud
be employed in order to have the results
arising from its application, conform to
these which have been produced by en
lightening experiments. Lime is ac
knowledged to be specially useful upon
fallow lands which are broken, upon
sward landa and those of turfy nature
which are to be put in a fit state of cul
tivation. In all tbee cases their exists
in the land large quantities of roots,
which, by the application of lime, may
be made the better to serve for manure
by the solubility it will give to the new
compound formed by them ; but to this
effect the lime must be thoroughly
mixed with the soil.
fieH on tne
By way of variety, and for the profit
to be realized from a few stands of bees,
we would recommend every farmer to
keep bees. A few stands will require
but little time to take even the proper
and necessary care of them, and they
will afford the greatest pleasure in gath
ering for you from the fields and flowers
a rich supply of honey for your table ;
and in these days of adulterated syrups,
the oefy will give you a pure unadul
terated honey, a luxury but few enjoy,
but is so easily to he had by every
farmer ; and then the surplus honey as a
source of revenue that may rival the
housewife's butter, and for the time,
trouble and expense, may even rival the
pigs or poultry. Rural Sun.
m, mi a
Savin With Salt.
If farmers would make their land pro
ductive, and in old worn outfields would
like to see rank grass and grain grow
again, if they would destroy the worms
in the soil and also the insects that infest
plants, make four blades of grass grow
where now but one barely lives, and ac
complish this result without selling their
farm to do it then use the great balance
wheel of nature salt Mix one-half
bushel of it with ever two-hbrse load
of manure, and sow it on meadow land
(dry land); but not over two bushels to
the acre, however, as too much, of course,
would kill the grass. If one-tenth the
money that has been thrown away on
plaster in the eastern and middle states
within the last twenty years had been
applied to this region in salt, our lands
would have produced more than double
what they have, and the destruction ot
the insects that destroy plants and trees
would alone more than have paid all
cost. Let those that have no faith try
this and satisfy themselves. Cor. AT. Y.
Oata a raying Croat.
Mr. J. T. Rice, of Union county
Georgia, raised two hundred and twelve
and a half bushels of oats on one and
two-thirds acres of land, and this is his
own account of his method in securing
this extraordinary yield. He says : "In
the first place my ground is rich. I broke
my land with small, diamond-pointed
plows, twice good, deett and close.
then put about forty bushels of cotton
seed per acre, and sowed fou
bushels per acre of oats, and plowed them
in with a small turn-plow, deep and close,
1 sowed the first of October and com
mencod grazing them the first of Novem
oer witn my mucn cows, l had six
head, and kept them on them all
the time, only when the land was too
wet, up to the 1st of March, but I think
that a little too long. I cut them the
27th oi May. I believe that these oatscan
be made to make two hundred bushels
to the acre, and I am going to try them
next year. They will not rust; and
they will not make on poor land, but they
will make on rich land. I believe the
same manure put on them that is put
on wheat to make ten or twelve bushels
of wheat per acre, put on these oats will
make fifty bushels per acre. They are
the heaviest oats I ever saw. 1 made
two hundred and twelve and a half bush
els on one and two-thirds acre j.
Beet Tor Cow,
Last year I raised a lot of mangels and
carrots. Ihe mangels were gathered
first and put in the cellar ; afterward the
carrots were gathered and corded on top
ot them, so that when 1 began to feed
them to the cows the carrots came first
I he cow gave about her usual quantity
of milk, except the usual shrinkage on
the accession of cold weather, aud Deing
put upon dry fodder. Fearing that the
beets would not keep as well as the car
ots, and also thinking that they possess
ed better milk-producing qualities, I was
anxious to get at them. Accordingly
removed part of the carrots and com
meneed feeding beets, when, to my sur
prit-e, my cow began to fall off her milk
until the deficiency reached about one
third. Wishing to test the matter still
further, 1 changed back again to carrots,
when her milk increased to about the
usual standard. The quantity fed was
about the same in either case about i
half bushel basket three quarters lull
ir-tnere was any ainerence it ws in
favor of the beets. Cor. Mobile Register.
Bora and Cattle.
The animal that matures the earliest
is the most profitable to raise for food.
Great improvement in this respect has
been made in both hogs ahd cattle. A
hog that can be brought into market
' , - x i 3 i i c r l
weigning two xiujiureu suu uuy pounus
at ten months old is worth more than
double as much as one requiring two
yea's to reach that jweight. The same
is true in even a greater degree in beef
raising. The steer that will come earl
iest into market will produce beef at the
least cost to the farmer, and generally of
the best quality for the consumer,
Drmlnaare at tne ontn.
There is but one class of soils at the
sout'i that will pay for draining : low
lands which are surcharged with bottom
water. The object here is not to improve
the climate or aid chemical action, so
much as to get clear of the superin-
cumoem water, wmca acts mecnanicai'
r . j l - , . . , 1 i ,
as an obstruction to the. nutrition ot
Much oi this pitching, as termed at
the south, was performed before the war:
but since, owing to the paucity of labor,
the ditcres have not been kept open
many valuable bottoms lost to cultiva
tion, and malarial fevers have become
much more prevalent ; for one great ad
vantage of draining a country is, that it
adds to the salubrity of the climate and
health of the inhabitants.
In every cultivated field, much of the
valuable hillside soil, as well as manurial
substances, are washed aown by rains
nto the wet bottoms ; and where there
is much water, the land is but little im
proved, as the soil has no absorbing
power, beintr always saturated .Drain
age would be of great benefit in this re
gard ; and also where there is not much
water, but still too much tor cultivation.
and the valleys have been enriched by
the accumulation of acres. These landa
once well ditched and properly under
drained, would pay better lor the invest
ment tnsn any portion ot tbe farm. Be
cause the uplands need an annual outlay
of money for manures, more than the
ditchin? would cost. When once done as
it should be, it will last an age without
While it is true, as stated, that it would
hardly pay to drain uplands, where, in
most caes, there is a scarcity of water
during the summer, yet there are many
soils, even among this class, that
would be benefitted, because of their
compactness and impermeability to air
Many of the flat lands might be ereatly
mpraved by drainage, but we must wait
for an increase in their value before much
money can be expended in this way, as
there is quite as much land to be obtained
at cheap rates ( having every natural ad
Tantagei as mere is labor to cultivate
The Fall ef tbe Leader of tne
Robespierre was crtished by the relent
less ferocity and endurance of his antago
nists. A decree for his arrest was re
solved upon by acclamation. He cast
a glance at the galleries, as marvelling
that they should remain passive in face
of an outrage on his person. They were
mute. The ushers advanced with hesi
tation to do theirduty, and, not without
trembling, carried him away, along with
Couthon and St. Just. The brother, for
whom he had made honorable sacrifices in
days that seemed to be divided from the
present by an abyss of centuries, insisted
with fine heroism on charing his fate,
and Augustin Robespierre and Le Bas
were led off to the prisons along with
their leader and idol.
It was now a little after four o'clock.
The convention, with the self-possession
which so often amazes us in its proceedings,
went oh With fof mal business for another
hour. At five o'clock they broke up.
For life, as the poet tells us, is a daily
stage play ; men declaim their high he
roic parts, then doff the buskin or the
sock, wash away the paint from their
chet-cs, and gravely sit down to meat.
The convcntionals as they ate their
dinners Were Unconscious apparently
that the great crisis of tbe drama was
still to come(
The next twelve hours were to witness
the climax. Robespierre had been
crushed by the convention ; it remained
to be seen whether the convention
would not now be crushed by the com
mune of Paris. Robespierre W2S first
conducted to the prison of the Luxem
bourg. The jailer, on some plea of in
fer jiality, refused to receive him. The
terrible prisoner was next taken to the
Akt'ie, where he remained among joyful
friends from eight in the evening until
eleven. Meahivhili! the Kid insurrec
tionary methods of the nights of June
and of August in 1792, of May and June
in 17&3, were again followed. The
beating of the rappel and the generale
was heard in all the sections, and the
tocsin sounded its dreadful note, re
minding all who should hear it that in
surrection is the most sacred and the
most indispensible of duties. Hanriot,
the commandant of the forces, had been
arrested in the evening, but he was.
speedily released by the agents of the
The council issued manifestoes and
decrees front , the, common hstll everv
moment. The barriers were closed.
Cannons were posted opposite the doors
of the hall of the convention. The quays
were thronged. Emissaries sped to and
fro between the Jacobin club and the
Common hall, and between these two
centres and each of the forty-eight sec
tions. It is one of the inscrutable mys
teries of this delirious night that Hanriot
did not at once use the force at his com
mand to baeak up the convention.
There is no obvious reason why he should
not have done so. The members of the
convention had reassembled after their
dinner, toward seven o'clock. The hall,
which had resounded with the shrieks
and yells of the furious gladiators of the
factions all day, now lent a lugubrious
fecho to gloomy reports which one mem
ber after another delivered from the
shadow of the tribune.
Toward nine o'clock the members of
the two dread committees came in panic
to seek shelter among their colleagues,
" as dejected in theit peril," says an eye
witness, "as they had been cruel and in
solent in their hour oi supremacy.
When they heard that Hanriot had been
released and that guns were at their door
all gave themselves up or lost and made
ready for death. News came that
Robespierre had broken his arrest and
had gone to the Common hall. Robes
pierre, after urgent and repeated solid
tations. had been at lensrth mersuaded
about an hour before midnight to leave
the Marie and join the partisans of the
commune. This was an act of revolt
against the convention, for the Marie
was a legal plaee of detention, and
so long as he v as t here he was within the
The convention, with heroic intre
pidity, declared both Hanriot and
Robespierre beyond the pale of the law
lhis prompt measure was their salvation
Twelve members were instantly named
to carry the decree to all sections,
With the scarf of office round their waist
and a sabre in hand, they sallied lorth
Mounting horses, and escorted bv atten
dants with flaunting torches, they scoured
Pans, calling all good citizens to the sue
cor of the convention, haranguing
crowds at the street corners with power
and authority and stnkins the imagina
tions of men. At midnight heavy rains
began to lall. 1 he leaders ot the com-
mune, meanwhile in full confidence that
victory was sure, contented themselves
with incessant issue ot pappr decrees, to
each of which the convention replied by
a counter decree. Those who have
studied the question most minutely are
of opinion that even so late as one o clock
the commune might have made a suc
cessful defense, although it had lost the
opportunity which it had certainly pos
sessed up to ten o'clock of destroying the
But on this occasion the genius of in
surrection slumbered. And there was a
genuine division of opinion in the
eastern quarters of Paris, the result of a
grim distrust ot the man who had helped
to slay Herbert and Chaumtte. At
word this distrust began to de
clare itself. The opinion of the sec
tions become more and more distracted
One armed croup cried, "Down with the
convention!" Another armed group
cried, "The convention forever.and down
with the commune!" The two great
faubourgs were all astir, and battalions
were ready to march. Emissaries from
the convention actually succeeded in per
suading them such the dementia of the
night that Robespierre was a royalist
agent, and that the commune was about
to deliver the little Louis from his prison
in the temple. One body of communist
partisans alter another was detached Irom
its allegiance. The deluge of rain emptied
the t lace de Oreve, and when companies
came up from the sections in obedience
to orders from Hanriot and the com
mune, the silence made them suspect i
trap, and they withdrew towards the
great Metropolitau church or elsewhere
liarras, whom the convention had
charged with its military defense, gath
ered together some 6,000 men. With
the right instinct of a man who had
studied the history of Paris since the
July of 1789, he foresaw the advantage
of being the first to make the attack. He
arranged his forces into two divisions
One of them marched along the quays to
the Common hall in front; the other
along the Rue Saint Honore to take it in
flank. Insmde the Common hall the
staircase and corridors were alive
with bustling messengers and those
mysterious busybodies who are al
ways found lingerine without a purpose
on the skirts of great historic scenes,
itooespierre and the other chiefs were in
a small room preparing manifestoes and
signing decrees. They were curiously
unaware of the movements of the conven
An aggressive attack bv the party of
autnonty upon the party of insurrection
was unknown in the tradition of revolt.
They had an easy assurance that by day-
oreaK ineir torces would be prepared
once mere to tramp along the familiar
roads westward. It was about half-past
two. 'Robespierre had just signed the
two letters of bis name to a document
before him, when he was startled by
cries and uproar in the place below. In
a few instants he bjy stretched on the
ground, his jaw shattered by a pistol
shot. His brother had either fallen or
leaped out of the window. Couthon was
hurled ever a staircase, and lay for dead.
St. Just was a prisoner. Whether Robe
spierre was shot by an officer of the con
ventional forces, or attempted to blow
out his own brains, we shall never know,
any more than we shall ever be quite as
Burred how Rosseau, his spiritual mas
ter, came to an end The wounded man
was carried, a ghastly sight, first to the
committee of public safety, and then Ut
the Conciergerie, where he lay in a silent
stupefaction through the heat of the
summer day. As he ?hs an outlaw the
only legal preliminary before his execu
tion was to identify him. At nve in the
afternoon he was raised into a cart :
Couthon and the younger Robespierre
lay, confused wrecks of men, at the bot
tom of it; Hanriot and Saint Just,
bruised, begrimed, and foul, completed
the band. One who walks from the pal
ace of justice off to the bridge, along the
Rue St. Honore into the Rue Royale,
and so to the Luxor column, retraces the
via dolorom of the revolution on the af
ternoon of Tenth of Thermidore.
Salicc acid has been used with good
results in Germany in the treatment of
recent superficial gangrenous sores, the
method being to apply a thin layer ol
powdered salicylic acid on the surface ot
the sore, and covering it then with wad
ding. A forest of Australian blue-gum trees
covering pne hundred and forty acres
has betn set out in the southern part ol
California, aldng the railroad line be
tween Los Angelos and Anaheim. It
contains 80,000 trees of which about 30,
000 are nine feet high and upward.
It is an error w suppose that the lion
is stionger than the tiger. Dr. Haugh
ton has proved that the strength of the
lion in the fore limbs is only C9.9 per
cent, of that of the tiger, and the
strength of his hind limbs only 65.9 per
cent, i ive men can easily hold down a
lion, but it requires nine men to control
An investigation by an Italian physi
cian into the occurrence of diphtheria at
Milan has resulted in the conclusion
that "neither the maximum nor the
minimum of air pressure, of temperature,
of vapor tension and relative moisture,
seemed to have the least influence in
raising the number of cases of diph
theria." The investigation extended
over the years 1873, 1874 and 1875.
The color of the light reflected from
the earth on to the moon has been dif
ferently described by different observers,
although a majority call it an ashen
gray. It has been seen as an olive-green
by Lumbext, wh thought this hue was
due to reflection from the gfeat forests
of South America, and as a grayish-green
by Kiesh. Her Poner now writes to
the Astronomische Nachrichteu that he
has found it to be a delicate bluish grAy.
There has been some conflict of opinion
among zoologists as to whether the camel
exists any-where in a wild state or not.
The latest evidence on the subject is
that obtained by lieutenant colonel
Prejevalsky, ahe Russian traveler in
central Asia. He did not himself see
any wild camels, but was assured by the
natives that they were to be found in a
marshy depresioh which extends be
tween the two great lakes of Noko-Nor
M. Montigny has published, in
gium, an account oi his researches
the reeation existing between
scintillation or twinkling of stare
the state of the ',wealher. Eighteen
hundred and twenty observations, upon
seventy different .""tars, show that the
intensity of scintillation increases with
the approach of rainy weather ; or, in
other words, that the stars twinkle most
when it is going to rain. An instru
ment called a scientillometer istused to
measure the intensity of the scintillation.
A geological process appears to be go
ing on in Utah which will eventually
move the great alt Lake from the
e tstern to the western port ion of the
desert in which it is situated. Mr. G.
K. Gilbert, of the government ter
ritorial survey, under lieutenant
Wheeler, reports that the eastern shore
of the lake is constantly being increased
ai.d rushed out by accretions from the
rivers which flow into the lake. Oi
course, this causes the water to rise and
encroach upon the western margin. The
continuation of this movement, accord:
ing to Mr. Gilbert, unless it is balanced
by some counteraction, will force the
wafer to the western side of the desert in
the course of a few thousand years. .
Visitors to the main building of the
centennial exhibition had an opportu
nity to examine a skeleton of the moa,
the gigantic extinct bird of New Zea
land, which was the most remarkable
animal of the pre-historic age of that
colony. The latest mails bring detail
of cave explorations in the middle Is
land resulting in the discovery of nu
merous moa Dones, so situated and m
such condition as to indicate that these
birds were hunted and eaten by the
natives at a period long preceding the
European occupation ot New Zealand
it is believed inat the orain of the moa
must have been esteemed a great deli
cacy by the ancient savages, as only
lew fragments of the skulls are to be
found, and these very small. The dog
appears also to have been a favorite dish
oi the moa hunters but at that time
probably had not been domesticated.
Tne recent journey of Mr. Gilesacross
Australia shows that a large portion of
that continent is exceedingly arid and
desolate. He went from the western
coast far into the interior, through
region which he describes as '-all open
spinifex sandhill desert," and thence
southward to the British col-my of
south Australia. tJamels were used as
baggage animals, and there was one
march of ttn davs on which no water
was met with. When they first entered
on the desert many of the camels were
poisoned by eating a plant believed to
be new to botanical science, and at all
events dill' ring from the poison plants
in the settled districts ol western Aus
tralia. The weather of the past Aus
tralian winter (our summer; was very
cold, and the expedition recorded s
minimum temperature of eighteer de
grees daily for many weeks.
The "Stone Mountain" of De Kalb
county, Georgia, is described in the
American Journal of Science by Mr. F.
Hill ver. It is a solid, bald mass of
granite, irom fif teen hundred to two thou
sand feet in height. The northeast side
is ierpendicular, unbroken, and smooth;
tbe north-west side is inclined so as to be
of easy ascent, while the west aud south
west are so steep as to' be hardly acces-i
ble. On the inclined surface the rock
breaks off in layers a few ii.ches to
several feet thick, which structure may
be due to shrinking in cooling and to
atmospheric influences, together with
solar heat. The rock is perfectly homo
geneous, with no trace ol stratification
a pure, wnmsn granite, mere is no
doubt that below thj surface lauiinati m
a piece could be quarried out a quarter
o. a mile in leugin, ir a man could com
mand the means, lhis granite exists
over a wide region of the country, and is
much used tor building purposes.
A paper in the " Transactions of Scot
tish Arboricultural Society " contains the
following information in regard to time
required for various kinds ot timber trees
to reach matunty : 1 he oak can never
be cut down so profitably when small as
when well matured, and having plenty
of heart-wood. The timber is seldom of
much value until it reaches the age of
one hundred years. Ash can be cut
down more profitably in its young state
than other hard wood trees. When
clean grown, from thirty to forty years
of age, it is in great demand lor handle-
wood, and for agncuitural implements.
Beech is of very little value in its young
state, and is seldom cut until well-grown
Birch can be cut down profitably at
about forty years old. llorse-chestnut,
when g' own in good son, and in sheltered
positions, can be prontaoiy cut down
when it attains large dimensions. Elms
(Scotch and English) should never be
cut down until they are from eighty to
one hundred years old. Poplais can
generally be profitably sold when they
are about filty years old. Sycamore,
when growing in gxrd soil, may profit
ably be cut down when about one hun
dred years old.
" Hygiene oi aress is tne subject oi
seris of articles in the Sanitary Re
cord. The authors remarks concerning
the proper clothing for infant's and chil
dren are judicious. " Warmth," he
says, "is the hrst requisite lor infants
who are very susceptible to cold. The
ciotbiog of the infant should be both
light and warm. Its purpose is to pro
tect the miant rrom ctims, or ratner to
prevent too great a loss of hsat. It
should be ample enough to prevent any
pressure on the blood vessels, which
would impede circulation and Liud r the
free development of the members. It
should be especially easy over the chest,
in order to insure the free play of the
ungs. and heart, and should be ample
around the stomach and intestines, in
order not to interfere with digestion.
The sleeves should be wide, in order that
the garment may be easily put on. to
favor the circulation of the blood in the
eius and arteries of the arms and legs. 1
The robe should be long enough to pre
serve the infant from cold, but not so
long as to be a burden. The head
should not be covered. A cap often
tends to favor congestion ; sometimes,
too, it compresses the head, and certain
cerebral affections have been, apparently
with good reason, traced to this cause
Dr. David Ferries, having used witn
great success trisuitrate Ot bismuth to
cure cold in the head, sends to the Lan
cet a communication in which he warmly
commends the employment of bismuth,
either alone or ia conjunction with other
drugs, in the treatment f nasal catarrh.
Bismuth of itself being heavy and dif
ficult to inhale, it is auvisable to com
bine it with acacia powder, which in
creases the bulk and renders the powder
more easily inhaled, while the secretions
of the nostrils causes the formation of an
adherent mucilaginous coating, of itself
a great sedstive of an irritated surface.
The sedative effect is greatly strength
ened by the addition of hydrochlorate of
morphia, which speedily allays the feel
ing of irritation and aids in stopping the
reflex secretion of tears. He proposes
the following formula: Hydrochlorate
of morphia, two grains ; acacia powder,
two drachms, trisuitrate of bismuth, six
drachms. Of this powder one-half or
one-quarter may be taken as snuff in the
course of twenty-four hours. The in
halations should begin to show them
selves, and should be used frequently at
first, so as to keep the interior of the
nostrils constantly well-coated. The
powder checks the flow of mucus, and
stops the sneezing. It causes scarcely
any perceptible sensation. A slight
emarting may occur if the mucus mem
brane is much irritated or inflamed, but
it rapidly disappears. After a few snuffs
of the powder a perceptible amelioration
of the symptoms ensues, and in the
course of a few hours the powder being
inhaled from time to time all symp
toms may have disappeared.
Dr. Schlieuiann's DiscoTeries.
The recent statement that Dr. Schlie
mann had 7C2nmed his excavations at
Hissarlik, on the plain ol Troy, at the
invitation t the Turkish governniCPt?
was incorrect. After accompanying
Dom Pedro to the Tioad, he returned to
Argrolis, in order to continue the work
of exhuming the ruins of the ancient
citadel of Mykene. It was not generally
considered a promising locality; for the
ancient capital of Aagmemnon had lost
its importance, save that of tradition,
long before the decline of Grecian power.
In fact, after iis destruction by the Ar
gives, in the year 403 B. C. it does not
appear to have been inhabited. When
Pausanias visited the spot, more than six
centuries later (about A. D. 170), he
found the ruins in much the same con
dition as now, except that tliG tombs of
the Homeric heroes were still distin
guishable. But the rubbish and vegeta
tion of ",C00 yar have long since hid
den everything except te so-called
" Gate of Lyons," a part of the ancient
Cyclopean wall, and a curions dome
shaped structure, known as the " Treas
ury of Artreus."
Dr. Schlicmann found the work of ex
cavation very difficult. With his accus
tomed thoroughness, he first went down
to the native rockof the rugged hill upou
the crest of which the old city Was built,
a depth of twenty five feet below the sur
face, and then drove la ternal shafts in
several directions. Although the re
mains of the masonry uncovered were of
a very interesting character, and some
coins, pottery,, and implements were
found, the result seemed light in com
parison with the great labor and expense.
The most valuable object he recovered
was a mold, or die, for coining money.
But now, all at once, the patient explorer
has his reward. In a letter to the king
of Greece, written at Mykenie on the
twenty-eighth of November, he an
nounces that he has discovered the mon
uments described by Pausanias as the
traditional tombs of Agamemnon, Cas
sandra, Eurymedon, and their compan
ions, who were slain at a banquet by
Clytemnestra and Egistheus The
tombs, he says, are surrounded by a
double parallel circle, with tablets evi
dently erected in honor of the dead.
Within them he found an immense quan
tity of archieological treasures, includ
ing a number of articles of pure gold an
other testimony for Homer, who speaks
of the "gold abounding Mykenfe.1' Dr.
Schliemann's letter, which is very brief,
concludes thus: "The treasure alone is
sufficient to fill a large museum, and the
most splendid in the world. In suc
ceeding ages 1 am sure it will attract to
Greece thousands of strangers from
abroad. As I am laboring simply for the
love of science I waive all claim to the
treasure and offer it, with intense enthu
siasm, entirely to Greece."
It did not need this offer to satisfy the
world of the purel'enthusiastic, unself
ish character of Dr. Schlieraann's devo
tion to Homeric research. When we
consider how many precious records of
the past the earth still hides in her
bosom, and how many thousands of for
tunes far greater than his are either idly
held, senselessly squandeied, or narrowly
bequeathed, we must h a-tily rejoice in
this last success for his sake, sinse he has
so nobly earned it, no less than for the
world who will profit by it. The superb
works of Grecian art, rising one by one
to the sunshine after their long sleep un
der the sod at Olympia, will also be giv
en to Greece. Athens may soon become
the repository of a collection richer and
more beautiful than has hitherto existed.
Thus farall research has confirmed, ex
plained or continued the ancient histor
ical records. We now kuow far more of
the early history of our race than Herod
otus knew, and we shall soon understand
the age of Homer be'ter than any Greek
who lived in that of Pericles. As we ad
vance in time, we see further backwark. .
and with a clearer vision. This is an in
estimable gain ; and we cannot be suffi
ciently grateful to the few men who are
now laboring to secure and increase it.
Old Si's Snspicions.
Old Si went to the theater to see a ma
gician performance the other night. Next
day we asked him :
"Did you see that man handle that
money last nieht?"
"I did, for a fact !"
"He made it come and go in all sorts
"Young boss, dat man s pow ful slick
wid silber munney."
"What did you think of him, Si ?"
"Dat man fool'd 'round dar wid dat
munny 'tell he 'roused my 'spishuns, he
"Suspicions of what?"
"Hit teks lots of practiss fcr to make
a half dollar 'pear and d is' near in dat
"Dat's what meks me hab a 'spishun
dat dat white man wuz one time de cash-
eer ob a freedmnn's bank, an I jess want
to hannel him a few minmts, sho s you
Good Women. Ihe modest virgin,
the prudent wife, or the careful matron
are much more cerviceable in life than
petticoated philosophers, blustering
heroines or viragt queens. She who
makes her husband and her children hap
py, who reclaims the ne from vice and
tiains the other to virtue, is a much
greater character than ladies described
in romance, woiwe wie occupation is to
murder mankind with their shafts from
the quiver of their eyes. Goldsmith.
Merchant's Gargling Oil This
very useful article is now receiving the
very highest commendation from the
, i . . . i f ' . i
prer-s, ana muitituaes oi witness-s wno
have tested its efficacy. It is considered
as one of the veiy hest remedies, and in
ls refined, purified state it is regarded as
one of the most powerful liniments for
the removal of rheumatism, neuralgia,
and the sufferings arising from sprained
joints,-bruises, etc. Aylmer (C. W.)
Time, reo. zo, inoi.
As Englishman was accosted thus
' What will yon take to stand all night
in the tower or ot. rauisi" "A beef
steak and a pint of beer," was the frank
reply The next one thus accosted was
a Scotchman. Says Sandv, " What'll y
gie?" Lastly came along Patrick, and
when asked wnat ne won ii take to stand
all night in the towt-r of St. Paul', he
wittily answered, ' An mre air I d l
apt to take a bad cowld,"
The Mason & Hamlin Organ Co. re
ceived from London, a few days since,
a riagleOKjer for 250 of their organs,
which are beeo- near .,ebted
in Europe as they fli
e in America.
have jast completed to orar uu urB
for the celebrated Dr. FniTu.r Listz 1 eth,
Hungary, for Use in his concei,- A' '
A rniTrraal RraiedT,
"Brown's Bronchial Troches" iwt
Coughs, Colds and Bronchial A flections stand
first in public faor and confidence; this re
sult has been acquired by a tet of many
WORTIIT OF Note. An exchange says
there is scarcely a day passes that we do not
hear, either from persona coining into our
oftice or in some other wny, of the moeess f
Johnson's Anodvne Liniment in the cure of
coughs and colds, so prevalent about town
If we can benefit the readers of this
paper any by recommending Parsons' Pur
gative Pills to be the best anti-bilions medi
cine in the country, we are willing to do bo.
We have had about as good a chance to know
as any one.
Since our last issue we have heard
of several persons who have used Durang's
Rheumatic Remedy for rheumatism ; and all
pronounce it a success, ft comes to our mar
ket hiehly recommended ; and as it is the
only reliable remedy now in use, it will have
a large sale. It is taken internally. Price,
$1.00; six bntt'es, $').0Q.
A Vol liable Cilf'l. Bf afl arratiReiiictit with
the Pulilisner, we will arml vvety reader of tliia ra
ier a sample parWaieof TransfiT 1'iclnrrs fre. t-Vtid
S-cent stamp for pontage. Ther are hixhly eoloird,
l 1 . ' I .. ......... f ...... ..1 t.. nnv ..Ki.wt catft
imitate the mmt
-Mt leautiliil palntina. Ji(?pnia wjmfu.
3. 1- l'ATTRN CO,
la William t-t., Kew lora.
Is lost when the body is wastod by Iyp."psia. Sl.-k
Headache or Liver Complaint. For this pitiable
condition Terr's Fills are a specific The vior and
elasticity of youth, and buoyancy of spirit, will
follow their w-e. 25 cents. 18 Murray (Street, '. Y.
M ARK ET TIKI OUT??.
Bacon Clear Sides
Hay Best 1 20 00
Wh isk v Com raon..
8 00 (S
MII ISIIILLr. '
Flour $ 6 00
Wheat Red and Auioer.
Bacon Clear aides
Potatoes Irian, bbl...
1 60 ('4
Ktour 6 25
Wheat 1 19
Corn..- 40 3
Mess Pork 16 75
$ 4 25
, 17 60
What It Does!
It restores, ouirkly. Orsy Hair to lis f'.'."? Nstnral
color. It has tile, utjeetof Retorin the Hail frewii-
turelj hald Heads, ll
Removes DniHiriilf. HuinnrAni
all l-.rul'tions rrom mm
v.M.'s Irritation, a Q HHU iu-uiiik unci nrmy
I virfM of the fc ?S St. 16 H H Sin. It lit..Ti
IimIh I. drv. hiirsti M H & 5 5 8 d HflJr
ItFvnwi..diwitrt, Elfif ,Q W H V l'is and iru-
aHomilishiii,r a M LH K J diiHd -tifi.-U tii
dMiort iimett'iiu tJ H fW 0 B ita 4t,,r KMrMiv
Hver iii-ilH,alv.is G B j i Jfe a Mi ImivItijc tli h
M't. lively an! IH H i tA FlM. if)., wlt- 'ln
m a lirssiiitf ujiuii thf. ni tnrii) linn nr iiw.n thu
btir in .'in nntiHJt!iy vmi-U ttn : f i rt in!Tin(r it. "i 1
id tint Vuuuir, mii jtrtit'If tl uTittumi."' i'Hnr.
oniIHi'ili ii ottVr-Md r- jml.l.c m-iurtt t.'i- tm-ihW
tul ri-ulf. Try ii ! Try it I! -ill f"r " W.kki -mi
provini !" U4 it tvjntJtinkt no iihui Jeiis -.juulill'.
It vm onpfn iilly 1ntivd'icM 5 yr aao by Prof O. J.
U ia.at4 lint I Mm Tf.'f tit, t'h.ltlafH nf lltafTf ll IMIlt A in 1 1 1 iB I
rici t mukiuir a dmnnnd for it in nil part ol the Vnittui
States. Canada and foiei(ii couulrifft.
TiVcMut rndlml Iinpmtmnent linrMlurd In tUr-
McJt hai iml jcMt h to thH the Kn-y ami nnniw
vurm ri i !iM-.vorlil. I Its efffCtA link KmIimmIIVh mi
ft;itt t-.n Wiii HoiiKht for and wantwl lur many yem. '
tug m mb fi'tci'i'Hi
ttd. Nu Ii u.')ci-t
ii:mi its s-to!ii;'-iuiKt
it . ttlHrflort
It. " WiMMt' I ' II -
lur tHM-n nllsir
in th world
sitfi n, and r.mni i
vt hii oii nil lor
prowil. 1 di
!ft itrtv utiprinci
vine you mat
has n KwUiintivM
irood. or iw-ni-thTH
In noun hk
t: lnsiftt upon h:t.lii(
' Wood's Improved " and tskn
h i of hr- i,tr vi.nr inminv' ll will not lie l tiff lt-tol ait
dalnr tjvHiywbor will bave it. If yon should fail Ut
rtti.l it. v,n tijin iuntl l On tons tv ninil lor a tM'ttjn,
5.un for nix bottln, and w will send it to you, prepaid.
tianv K i press Motion n"iri.
A.i.l.-.. 4- 1. (IM.K aiz CO.. ftilrnffo. thr
4ole jsrnt Vr I lir I lilted Htaffsand C'n n-
hih4, w no w mi Nil ornrriHini
i fit i riMie ni .TJ R niiiMt'iii rc rs rritt
J. B. Kimball. Proprietor.
resold In Cincinnati hr Jno. I Park; Lnnlsvllla,
1.11. Wilder A ; Nnw Orleans. Wheelock, Hnlaj A
o. ,nnd by wholesale Drupe'sl generally,
S3.00 FOR S1.00.
411 lbKrnt srrklr nes.nuper, ! t lie
alar xnrf rharaeler f . UK
I.KDJI;K .hsire tMis per jesr, linne
rtit-: i,i,ui'i.i'ii i.ut
The I.nx.is is the HKST K.inplv rier in ihe I ni
ted Mt-s. Hhlv e.iited. hn.ls.ni.-lv prinle.l; ro
lai.iiua eveivweek .-lndre mm nl-lerf Atone... so iu
slal.luent of an interesting- illin.lrHt"d serin), and
ireueral ren.lina tor old and voiinit. Ii,l I he fs r er.l,
tbe liousewif,-, and for nil rl-.. Stiei inl eMre is
taken to llinke its tone ii'iiforuilv rhsHte slid
mural, hetid SI, ami 1 rents for postage, slid your
add ress to
V.t kw.l c:t
TCTL. ' VfS5 NOUN
, lit. S fcis-
un r.wai n pi t,r 1M ep.
this ICOO C0V.li- V.
V. H. Thayer. Maiiuftrtnriaif Jeweler .lol.ber In
af.-rte. ol.iuMsdJrurlrt. I I, -!. ,,1 .11
kinds. UiaiDi.nd settm k tine H.or Ink kM rintr
l4ospwt. ul Klaiarw i to V dollsrs. ffet.ti-n
:irin yiov-pis m piAriar koiihI
men I. (OlWk'll UIFImI Ooltl
Ml ver ta,itLii , M II hnins, l.n.t
ttuaraaieed, IwVl il VUli lo Iv; Lalit-
t A to 20; euarameed to wear for years. Goods sent
on selectiou. Adjusting of all graile. of wiit. lies. Old
gold A silver taken in trade (MM-liM-lea from init
io la) aV.lla.rs. V. H.TH I I K. the l.l.r Jr..
elvr. Sit trntfunrnt Ml reel. l-mplil, le-i.n
The Christian Union.
HEXKY WARP REECHER.
L I'M AX ABHOTT.
&r-hr'a Serawias t very Meek.
aaaotlsa. a. s very wee it.
All the brut contributor tn the roaatry,
MO per var To t'lercimeo. .. Threw
month, on trial. 7 rents. A.euts w anted, ivnd
stamp frr sample copy. Address Most 41 IOC.
HI.1U, I'ulillnlier. S. 1 at K Mate, new I U.S.
t E2 -ti M ri u
. mm -
MERTDBN CUTLERY CO.
Received tho HIGHEST CENTENNIAL PRIZE
Th "Patent iToay IIamdlk Table Kwira . - - -' -- - . mmw
MANUFACTURE ALL KINDS OFTAfJI p CUTLERl's
Ka.lu.sive M.kers.d tlie" I'll ET l Olll " -r I m-A O - W Vw tmm a X I
lull, id k ulf. . Ike ni.l ilur. I
known. Tlie HI, lest Manuf.-tui
Alwavs eil for "Trade Mnrk"
loal"rtiu Cutlery, aud uy tun
"I tHl" W' Pr "nth tnaeentu canTaMlnator
JP J. J U Tay lor Co.ylug lluiiu, Ho lienUir.N ,Y
A I V to Aif-nt. Snmr
Catalogue. I. FLfcTCHhft
nfla week aalarr K"ani1'tel to mal A fruiata. end
ZUa1"lPorcircu'sr,, M- fr1'1""- Cincinnati, .
T Ift a lay. Employ mont for nil. lnouio A .Novelty
J I U CttHJogue 1 ree. I el tun A Oj. ,11 J aiuiou t.,M . X
A(jrLi XO H IM ON 1 C..l'liilala.. Pa
iT0"i nly. HOW TO MAKE IT. HnmfMlnQnmi
IJ5U icKilable. COK.YOtiGKACO ,t.Lmu.ll:
a day at bomr. Agents wantert. Outfit ami
Ci- nus"free. TKl'K A CO., Auiruata. Maine.
- sliifMM is Insured to an enterprising
AiHttrtl . sinii Box 2'V.i, Philadelphia K O
to AC-tits. fcSdiiplea Fnsa.
$55 $77 J.oT." KMiI:l!!!L.
. lea. (. Cnt.frt
nrirni if rD'7''1"' "". 7"p . i.iucao, in.
KlUilOJ samples lr-
A f r -i i
a week in vourown town. Tufisand (5oiilDt
J)rjbf.re. II. 1'fAJ.LLTI A CO., 1 ..rtiand, Muiue.
I'iri-. ItHHiiir-.-1 ',
r-ll"cHnd 1 !
S V Kslitiut,.'
., for J
ui niil u ml JVniuiiliMhip.
OI'll M ,
; 1 1 Mi
tjoti, !' mil il
ii-ii miitm cii ii proi-m e trend Tt' It K Isll
it li,W-Mi' rut-. et me frnm nbervs.
A.Mre. "'. A. liolianiMa, ft. Lou Is,. Mo
. Inc. f'r rstHlotfilt,
1 . I1'. '. PAITHB.
.x. "72, New lla'KD.O
A?t M lr i I liiilit.iU'-tnl rtv Its. II.
,rTnW.Vi"''r.iji('ywith Stencil Mid KeyCneck
fill 1 1 H.Vli:inis. utMl..irneanil samples KKKK.
XllUI" Lm I .SH-li.-.T..'-irH iixli M..ll,lston,Mnsi.
-ir-t-TH ,7",I-M,IT ' AT HOME,
f I J I I I n i.ul.ii' ' f J-. Tim sr,.,rtj
VyjL mi- w ..a nrn, j m .deriile. 1. nil lent inm.
niuls. l)e.rrilH..so. Or.JR.M'. UnlncT.Mi.-h
KIDDER S PASTILLES.
rlce4ots.aou 'I .H
rmiill. rttwHl I a.
- v, . A.l'lri-s.
IIIA. t tllcUfcO-
t. 1.1 XI
I TI'llKS. A itrcst recusation. XempH
Watcknl OhII' trr t Ati'tut. Bettor than
Add.tn A. Ol I.TKH .. 1'litcmno
Men t'. se'l to Merrlisuta.
MIOh n Hi trsT I -
.iem Mlf ( O.M.l.ollls..1la
(nrn jiia.-i;'Hi" wain
Si h irti. l- "rl'L "'
elils si atitau. IMI best selling
ei.n pie tree, au
intel mid trswlini eapensea
yit i enonna.il itires
.. in. 1uni.il. Ohio.
aiMutit k .
Tsiis- .,' AluiHiinr lur ls.77,
1 ,.!.,.!, I Ibu I.I.IIIL.. It- ll
mry. criKin. eu:., 'e-
H.le. lieilllt illl
,j,M.. iMiinera. i i"e -;.
VI ilsmi. M-, -ImniCslMie. i,
r , S'.s, h at n
i -.i s !' i ;"! .
i-r ! the I hi' h KT
n- Till,- 1 1 e A ,
i. 1 11, tiur
in:. in lii.-t ll "'"
Kmiuli Journal. r.M.Lui'l
Illustrated tilers: "'i
il A '. ST I'ark How, J 1
i.a Bllnfr our i 't'wm-M,
'...no r.. '! -"-.1
..r .. I ' Hair -INS.
. Ill H'
nnM tvr 'it
ij i not (VfN. itiilr a
ut.'li tlV t-f KlttIi.lRllO' It
,.r intiinr. A.I fr.
Ci.UIt, HHHdiip im' '
Rf trrRAuFRICANLA Alit Nl , ?M SUi
M lti ll. SU l,uil.ilfc
pi, R.sut, pru-
V ill -tsrt Ton in a business fun can
ma ke " wees w it limit r ,i pilsl. essr
A ,,,,1 rexiM-.-t l ie Mr ei Mier n.
jJlVll Xmt X M rn v o..al H. wery.
DB H.N. HT ll-M- AWIl.V FH lf ..
ssiiiplel tiin, I'MiM-r rr. I
iu,t.n.l In lil. vlli lllflraiil"". jf
ltr.Mal7rs ie w ssa-aU.
, , TTTr"W ll--.l.FHai New
iilbCW-lvOOHl k,iIi. i'i in ii.snnv lionk in
il-e r i.rl 't 'pleiidi.llv ill'i.irill. I with many nil-
SI.-1I-. "''.'. V -.,.l.e IM I till
A . .."ll," I .,'..' - -
I ir T 11.1 Vnlr.l. m-.le em' female. ""m;'r
A I Vl'"". ' hu-fness liol.oial.lt.
A Vni.t ,'.,.!. ""'".V-iVeTrl IP.
,Ve,. mi I KMU-.it " raid I't the - M.mrum,
I itri.'UT I "
Mil sic rsipsn
i. the omIt ,n-,...ii,.u.o... PKJ w!"
will lore, the ts snl to .-n.w O.ick d h""
on Ihe in.-.tli.-.t (..-. ,.ilh..ut -I"!
V J.M,, AJIliailU. ar..
2J m ih v,n, a.. t. -4- !
J mf t.ut '.. knartaftsl .'-. atsistitt
33 3VT2XjO"?"3Vr T .
IM K I, nS of ...dinaiy iinell.,-.en. m can earn a
liviuv liy eauvasH.llk' lr Ihe 1 1 1 us 1 1 led eek I jr ,
Expel it n. e is ll.. I ll. .r-llie oi.l" -.lllsltea tie.
ilia. . ii, ill! sur.-e-i.tu ;iiiur,-.. In.liiK'iy ae.l euel
tri . -eii (,.r p.-.rti.-nlnis. Ad. I r.-. 4 lit.. I srsl
A '.. S Wsrren .-i . New Vt.rk.
A BOOK for tho MILLION.
ftfterilffftl ft IV.'I PC Apa.l....i.:etoaH.al
l?lLUIUnL i:utiwi. oiid
n.l I ,,-,m:- lli.'-d-et, l.'i.,e-r.
I mjrtii, Uiiitnre. ujmuiu Jluuil, -,". " ' ...-
""""Jir !;!r.'"Jnn..ry .V U N. ?!. - . bt lAula Mo
1 i . I.eit, oe I m I lie '"'d
rur. s liisi-nev li.-na'M,i'r
rem. -d.es fall. Tesilin.'OUda
...id eirrillnrs s.-nt free otl 1'
i.il, :,ilou. to 1". '. VI 111 llmf
, itond Mi. et. Sew 1 ork.
n OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE III
It sells fnsf-r than nr other I..;-. ,""
.1.1 M eopi... in one .Ut. . -
a it. I .-ornple'e In
tell. is I"' Ay. 'Ills.
NartoNAt l jci".nin to..
: ;; Hew BCOK, rSEAT
i: x II I k i t i o
1 1. 1. rhTRATI-Hr
si . i 'a i a: Hi .nl'.
Ker A meri' hii v ttntu it In hl
hiiiH'. Ik fn-ritvi'iif-. 1 ' ,T
-i.,.- ttf litr-l e x It 1 1. ,ew iiri' e. tnni'iiw. ulc.
riifl 1 r ii- iil't . tfi i
I Mjiini'l t'liwrHViifVH.
'In.. I'.t . nr M- nu.
I W f t I I r. It A i '
S!5 SHOT GU?I
A d..ud- -I sirel tin l.ur r t t
warranted e l..l ' srr, Is. and ;t v'M.d 'l"'er.
oa Mi.t.l.1 with H ... I'oti. bm.: V .,!- 'Itl.'r. of
Sit. lev ! e.i.1 IV. nh -rl. Il-e l.iex min
re Jih) I. y
. . l s ,,. I .t..iiin I, r ...... .
WORPHIHE HABIT ar-diiy
. uied ,y In-. He. k a only
known uud sura Kenitsly.
for treatment until cured. tall on or auurrss
DR. J. C. BECK,
112 John Street, Cl.NCLNNAH, OHIO.
1 :! for I lie UK W
4,1.,. lull ii-t- rru
lull ii t rrusli. ii on all kind" of farm tjora
Ilrutit. I . 1 1 ill
h., tnli. ,u .1 1 tor alio rarni
,uiil, esn.l prsriieal tlfsl
,li,l I ... k ot I. i.il forms slid
11....I n-liii.l.le fnrn er's l...k
. II d' . ri In ni m.d terms, ad
I III VHn.i In, iiiu.tl. I'-
: . I ii, Ii.. ' IIM
..it Ii, ii-.- I niMiit-'.
Is . lor tfi ..'.-is 1 1
-.-, illl I.rl,. .1 f.l
lit-. -I , V'
-,-... jetA.O, tt(.. Mill
e hix ur lur ull ad
lrmnt tri 1 f-e. i'ee hii
I im-mtnl mm ami rmm
fntiiuie ni timm win a"
II e,,.V jnor tdihrMl
! Iii iIiiv In A. Jf blk't
' I 1:1 h. II, Ih-am 17.
1 tiiiimiWm, Jty. FmI
i-imiwitiiiitifwM ' 'I
hair nllriiliim it" iln
il it Ti-ii ml rVritr a
i.rire unit lrt If I'lijey.
lint vuiil, i r r e n I
hargf a t"rl of" i'"-
il t'' t.'il if hiv auhi r IH
thr ii,iii.U!I, JHlt Iff III-
t wiling vutlli-r, fimt
rnUnilU In lurry our
A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS.
OT Sic. WANT 303 MORE F1R8T-CLA88
SE'!JI5 machihs AGENT8, AND 500
ZNCF fi N" ABILITY TOLEARN
THE BUSINESCOF SCLLINC EEWINC MA
CHINES. COM PINS ATION LIB En AL, BUT
V Aft VI N 3 ACCO.TDINCT3 ABILITY, CHAR
ACTtR AND QUALIFICATIONS OF Tria.
ACENT. FOR PARTICULARS, ADDRESS
Wm $mi Mm Co.. Cticap.
pro liu lug
1 ensioR and
Tr.J. Mark In bw
Send Postal Card for Illustrated Price Llat, AJ.y .
Willcox & Glbbs S. 11. Co.,
rn-. Pond 8t 1 658 Brnatlwe " v"'k.
nutIt f'rer. Be.t rha revet A'lltaat
SV.KArT.iS. Ill N-ssa.Jst.. Kr- Vrk.
f T 4 n & f fl Pr day al home, banipies worin u
JS3 IU JZU lre- bTiao 4lft,
-m. ....v.&.i .Wmm llllKll.tli,
I Si Illl
65 VsJswi'tJ ":r."TVisTi'fl'V"i:TJi e
I jo 'wV-' i. ,
i BvMii! .1. I'. r i 1 1 sc., l.eli,rnorn,SKys: I grsd-
tiM'm r.nrtL Mm. I'ils4t.k.s. KSI IUSIS AT HIOIU.I11
p ,... t TTf;?F.7. !? -.fr-. ' LJITSVriLE. TJj
NEW AVILL.COX GUSH'S
nriiiTKiitt i i.i:aaa.aiaaBaMaBaisJSawar3 isaki I'rtB W4isaTsr:T
.sin Amen., 'in ii.TTTT.... . .1 I o- s. a ...-..
M t K 1 liKN i ll I'I KN V I'..." on the Made Whi . f.t.-.l nn a.. , Iml
n; !. i ti l i.i;ni '-. - Cautabirs lrrrl. fw li k.