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-it era, or St midnight, or at cock-crow big, or in
''It may be in tbe evening,
When the work of tbe oay M done.
And you bare time to sit iu the twilight
And watch the sinking sun.
While the long bright day dies slow It
Over the sea.
And tbe hour grows quiet and holy
With the thoughts of me;
While you hear the Tillage children
Passing along the-stieets.
Among those thronging footsteps
May come the souud of my feet;
There foie I tel;ou : Watch
By the light of tbe evening star;
When the room i growing dusky
As the clouds afar;
Let the door be ou the latch
In your home.
For it may be through the gloaming
I will come.
"It may be when the midnight
la hearv upon the land,
Aad tbe Mack waves lying dumbly
Along tbe sand;
When the moonlight night draw close.
And when the lights are out In the house;
When the fires burn low and red,
And the watch is ticking loudly
fceM.le the bed;
Though you sleep, tired out, on your couch,
til II your heart must wake and w.tcb,
la the dark room.
For it may be tint at midnight
I will come.
"It may best the cock-crow.
When the night is dying slowly
In the sky.
And tbe sea looks calm and holy,
Waiting for the dawn
f the golden sun
Which draweth nigh;
When the mists are ou the Talleys, shading
The river's chill.
Behold I fay unto you : Watch;
Let the door be on the latch
In your home;
Iu tbe chill before the dawning,
Ih-tween the night and morning,
I may come.
"It may be In the inoroiu;.
When the sun is bright and strong
And tbe dew is glittering sharply
ver the little lawn;
When the waves are laughing loudly
Along the shore,
And tne little bird are sinking sweetly
About tbe door;
With the long day's work befcre ytu.
Von rise up w.ih the sun.
And tbe neighbors come in to talk a little
of all that must lie done;
tout reuieinhcr that I may be the next
To come in the door.
To cull you frjm $our busy woik
As you work you heart must watch.
For tne door is on the latch
In your room.
And it may be in the morning
I will come."
r-'o he passed down 111 y ccttage-garden,
Bv the path that led to the sea;
Till he came to the turn in the little road
Where the birch and laburnum tree
Iwii over and arch the way;
J here I (1 him a moment stay,
Anil turn once urjre'to me.
As I went at the cottage door,
And lifted his hands in blessing
Then I saw his fate no more.
And I stood still in the doorwav,
Leaning again-ii the wall.
Not htrding the fair white rosea.
Though I cm bed them and let them fall,
Only looking down the pathway,
And looking toward the sea,
And wondering and wondering
When he would come hack for me;
Till I was aware of an angel
Who wa going swillly by,
W.th the gladness of one whogoelh
In the light of liod Most High.
lie parsed the end of the cottage
Toward the garden gate
(I suppose he was 4-cime down
At the setting of the fui
To comfort someone in the village
Whose dwelling was desolate)
And he pauxed liefore I he door
Beside my place,
"And the iikeness of a smile
Was on his face.
"Weep not." he sal I, "for unto vou is given
To watch for the coming of his feet
Who is the ghrr of our Messed heaven;
The work anil watching will,li3 very sweet,
1-ven in n erithly home;
An 1 in sued an hour as you think not
He will come."
So I am watching quietly
Whenever tha sun shines brightlv,
1 rise and say :
"fSureiy it is the shining of his face !"
And look uuto the gate of his high place
Beyond the sea;
For I know be is coming shortly
To summon me.
And when a shadow falls aeross the window
Of my room,
Whete 1 am working my appointed task
I lilt my head to watch the door and a.sk
If he is come;
And the angel answers sweetly
In my home :
"Only a few more snadows,
And he will come,"
THE WARDER'S DAUGHTER.
Marion Hyde was a cripple, but for all
that she was beautiful. Her father was
11 warcier in a prison. Among the priwn
ers was one at the registering of whose
name hi, 1111 entrance. .Marion had been
present, and something in his youthful
tnougu sullen lace attracted her pitiful
Kiiuio. ue nau sioien repeatedly from
his benefactor, and finally had admitted
aw iy.7 uuhbc in mr niffnt-noje a cariff
uu.Bllu niiujiiiu Eecureu considera-
w.v, nuu in.iuc on wun li in saietv.
sae one, alter severely pounding the
proprietor or the house. This one who
was not able to escape betrayed the com
plicity 01 me young man in the affair.
He was tried, convicted and sentenced.
There was no redeeming feature anna-
renny to trie story, but somehow that
lace naunteti the girl's gentle thoughts.
I ... .-V. n .... ....... 1 I 1 1
11. a ut-cause Mie naa a yotiDg
brother who was a wild lad, wandering
jimLiii uisgrace, no one irnew whither.
ana all the more tenderly loved bv
1 .. ; t 1 . -
j'niinni uixause 01 nis saa ways.
ne day as she leaned on the window
sin, loosing wuu a wistful sadness into
me yarn at the prisoners, one of them
looked up, and, changed as he was in
every wan, thin feature, she knew again
the black sullen eyes that vet were some
how like an angry, obstinate child's.
Her gbncj followed him as though
fascinated, and as he passed from sight
she sighed softly and went in to look at
the prison record for tlie poor lad's name.
It was Aymer Preston.
The next she knew of him he was in
the sick ward.
For a few weeks she saw him there,
but the gloomy eyes never softened, only
gazed straight before them from their
hollow sockets, or hid themselves obsti
nately behind the wasted lids.
He never spoke, he scarcely ate; and
the prison physician told Marion that he
was dying of sheer inanition.
"It is my opinion he's trying to starve
himself to death," he laid.
-Marion drew near the sick lad
Mie bent over him and
rut sin? miirlit
as well h.ivo talL-f.il ti
the wall, for all siin li mvn .if k.iVin.
heard. " 6
Marion left the ward with a shocked
and anxious face.
" Let me know if there is anv chance,
or y,,u think of anything that t can do,"
she then said to the doctor.
I5ut at dusk the doctor was filled
away by serious illness in his own family,
and near midnight the assistant, going
hts rounds, found Ay.ner Preston dead
its either mate believe or heart
break, Dr. Putney said, sharply, when
word was brought hint, and he ordered
that Preston's lody should be kept
wraj.,,! jn blankets and not removed
ill he saw it.
The order was obeyed, but when three
days saw no change iu the form, Dr.
1 utney having meanwhile examined
it, it was removed to the dissecting-room.
-Marion Hyde's window commanded
a view of this mysterious and horror in
spiring apartment. As she stood at her
window that night she thought, with a
ouv 1111111 in jiain, 01 the one
still tenant of that terrible room.
.-tie was not a timid, superstitious
creature, nor by any means given to
nervousness; so when she saw the win
dow of the di-secting-roim slowly lifted,
and a gaunt, wild face appear at the
opening, instead of screaming or running
away, she stood still. She knew that her
heart was throbbing wildlv, but she
knew also that it was no phantom she
looked upon. Doctor Putney had been
right nil the time Aymer Preston was
not dead, and thus he was making one
wild cftiirt for liberty. Marion Hyde
stood and watched him.
She could not have called out just
then if he had been the most desperate
and haiilened criminal within those
walls. Hesules, the poor wretch was
only mocking himself. lie could not
ecape even now except by & miracle.
She taw him stop presently beside a
window, which opened into' an upper
hall, and after a long effort raise it and
alowly drag himself through.
Obeying an impulse which she could
not at the moment control, Marion
softly 0ened her door and passed . out
without her crutch for fear of the
noise. She reached the hall jnst as this
poor wasted creature, after a brier rest,
was urging bis half paralyzed limbs to
renewed tlfort. At the sight of her he
gapped and drepped in a swoon, and j
Marion hurried to his side. She dared
not leave him, so she waited, rubbing
his cold hands between her tender
psalms, till he at last opened his eyes
and she made him comprehend inai
wanted him to come wim u.
T .mn'r. m back to prison,
pered between his set teeth. .
" You need not," she Baid simply, and
led him to her own chamber.
There was positively no other place
that was safe from the strict search that
she knew would be instituted as soon as
he was discovered missing. She pro
cured him some garments which had be
longed to her brother, and as she got
him such food as would be safe for him
to eat after his long fast.
He regarded all her movements with
the incredulous wonderment of a child.
"What has been the matter with me? '
he asked, after awhile. "I could not
stir any more than though i was aeaa,
but I knew all that was going on about
me. Ugh! it was frightful waiting
there in the dissecting-room. I believe
it was only the horror of it helped me to
break the friehtful spell."
" I suppose vou were in a sort 01
tranoe," Mariensaid, thoughtfully.
" What are you going to do with me;
he asked again.
" I don t know, l am sure," sue Ban.,
with a sigh; "but you are safe here till
I can think."
" T don't exrtect vou to believe me. but
I am as innocent of the crime for which
I was brought here as you are."
"Guilty or innocent, 1 pity you, you
are so young."
tOnceaiinar him till the hue and cry
were over, Marion smuggled him through
the gates in a woman'sJdreeswith a basket
of soiled clothes. And so the mystery of
Aymer Preston's escaped remained a
The years moved cn. Marion was
twenty-tive. Her father was dead. Her
idolized brother had perished in a brawl.
She was alone in the world ; an invalid,
living on the merest pittance earned
with her needle, but the same sweet-faced.sweet-voiced
girl who had won the
hearts of the prisoners in the gloomy
abode of which her father had been war
den. One day she was sent for to see about
same embroidery. She was received by
a young lady, and something in the
young girl's bright face drew Marion's
glance unconsciously. Where had she
seen those eyes, so large and so intensely
' Why do you look at me eo ?" asked
the voung girl, with naive eagerness.
" You remind me of some one 1 have
known," Marion answered, simply.
"No one ever accused me of lookine
like anybody but Robert before," laughed
"Ah, yes, you do. 1 see the resem
blance now quite strong," and Marion's
face flushed with emotion. "Perhaps
you are related to him. His name was
"Oh!" cried the young girl springing
up, "and you are lame, and your name
is Marion Hyde. Tell me, 'isn't it? I
knew it. Oh, Robert what will you say?"
"She vanished from Marion's aston
ished eyes, with the words on her lips.
She was back, however, in a trice, and
with her came a tall, dark-haired, heavi
ly bearded young man.
"Marion Hyde? Is it possible?" he
exclaimed clasping both the little trem
bling hands and putting them over and
again to his lips, which were quivering
with emotion. "Surely you know me ?"
"You you are Aymer Preston," stam
"I was Aymer Preston, I am Robert
Leisson. A relative of my mother's left
me his fortune on condition of my taking
his name. I have searched for you vain
ly, Marion Hyde. My prosperity has
been bitter to me till now I find you.
Oh ! you shall never touch needle or
" No, indeed, that you shall not,"
chimed in she who had been the means
of this happy recognition; and as she
said it, both her arms were round Mar
ion's neck, and she was sobbing and kiss
ing her alternately. " Robert always
said he would never marry anybody but
you, and you'll have him, won't you,
"I have proved my innocence of that
charge of robbing my guardian," said
Robert, gravely. "Rut it was long be
fore I could do so. I followed up the
man whose testimony convicted me, till
he lay -dying, and gave me a written con
fession of false witness. My guardian
paid him to injure me. He wanted me
out of the way. I wilt not be so abrupt
as to ask you to marry me now, but as
this rah sister of mine has said so much,
I can do no less than testify to its truth.
I have always loved your sweet, dear
face, Marion. I shall never cease to wish
it my wife's face till that wish is real
ized." And then he left Marion to bis sister's
petting and soothiog.
"This morning I was alone not a
fiiend in the wide world, and now"
A bust of tears came to her relief.
She is Robert Leisson's wife now, and
her beautiful eyes are as dovelike as ever
with compassion for the unfortunate.
A Remarkable Discovery In Cotton.
A remaikable discovery has been made
in Egypt by Signor Olacomo Russi, the
Austrian consular agent at Alexandria.
He has found a new cotton plant which
is so wonderfully prolific that it may
prove a dangerous enemy to the Amer
ican cotton raising interests. Signor Rus
si has just published an interesting re
port of his discovery. He says that
about two years ago he accidentally
came across the new plant on the prop
erty of a Copt in the Manvtia district,
who collected the seed and sold it to fcis
neighbors at twelvefold the price obtain
able for the ordinary kind. The plant
has a long stem, and, being without
branches much space is saved. It bears
an average of fifty pods on each bush,
while the usual yield ol the plant is
alout thirty. It yields from 395 to 675
pounds per feddan, thus doubling the
crop. A smaller quantity ot Beed is
needed ; but the great drawback in Egypt
is that it requires much more water,
which necessitates the alternating of the
ciops with grain and vegetables. In the
sea islands of the Atlantic coast or along
the lower Mississippi it would prove
wonderfully prolific. The Herald's cor
respondent at Alexandria thinks that
the discovery will create a revolution in
the cotton growing interest of Egypt.
London uprrial to the X. Y. Herald.
Smith's Ghostly Order.
The New Orleans Republican tells this
wicked story: "A sugar-maker, who
might as well be called Onessmus Smith
as anything else, died recently in one of
our country parishes. Jle was not long
ill, and the day before he died he had
ordered a bill of goods through his com
mission merchant in New Orleans. The
news of the man's death flew on the
wings of the wire, but the requisition
for supplies came along in a slow steam
boat way, and arrived two or three days
afterward. A portion of the order was
sent to a wholesale drug house for an
article used largely in sugar-making. It
was a well-managed drug-house and its
order clerk below was in the habit of
communicating through a speaking-tube
with the book-keeper above before filling
an order, the object of this shooting whis
pers back and forth through the tin com
municator being to ascertain if the per
son ordering goods is entitled to credit.
In the case we reler to the order clerk
shouted up, " How's accounts of Oness
mus Smith?' And the information was
slid down, 'accounts O. K., but we've
advices that Smith's dead.' 4 That's all
right,' said the man below, 'he's sent for
ten barrels of sulphur.' "
At tbe last Harvard examination fov
five per cent, failed in algebra and fijly
two per cent, in English composition,
though but sixteen per cent, were lacking
in Greek grammar.
A KKW MKTHOD that cures t'ottphs,
CoMs, IJronchilis and Consumption, Dr. j
II. McLean's Cough and Lung JJealiiig Glo
bules. As they dissolve in your mouth, a
healing K' generated Mi) iuhaled, per
meates anil coiuei in direct ceutaet, will
cure Thrust aud Lung diseases. Trial Boxes,
by rnai!, 25 rent. Dr. J. if. McLean, 314
Chestnut Si St, Loui,
FARM AND GARDEN.
Th Cholera Anions; Swine.
A correspondent of the Country Gen
tleman at Bronsen, Mich., writes as fol
Although I never have had the dis
ease among my hogs, I have lived in seme
of the worst infected districts of the west,
and have given the matter much thought,
and carefully noted the conditions sur
rounding lots effected ; the means used
for cures or preventives, and, of course,
the many opinions regarding cause and
cure. It is not at all strange that many
opinions as to the cause of the disease
should be held by those at all familiar
with it, for it presents so many various
lorms at ainerent times and places, that
no well grounded facts bearing upon its
origin have as yet been established. It
is true that many theories have been ad
vanced, yet not one but may have some
wen-iounded objection brought against it.
B. E. J. claims that an exclusive corn
diet is the immediate cause of the disease.
From this I must dissent, although there
are many facts relating to the elements
cuiiuiiueu iu txjrn as antcies 01 uiet which,
when used as physiological facts, would
seem to establish the fact beyond a doubt
that it is corn that causes the disease.
If this is so, why is it that the disease
was not known years ago? Corn has
been used as food for hogs ever since this
broad expan.-e of prairie and forest be
gan to be a home for civilized man ; yet
hog cholera is of comparatively late ap
pearance. It corn causes it, why should
we find it out at so late a date? Again,
why is it that hogs that are kept on tim
ber farms, although kept up and fed on
corn exclusively, escape the disease al
most always, while those on prairie farms
are swept away in a week 7 In every
case where my attention has been called
to hogs infected with cholera, and the
disease spreads to any extent, I have no
ticed that certain localities escape almost
entirely, and that the disease in its prog
ress stops at a belt ot timber.
These facts are not isolated ones, but
such as I have noticed from this state to
Missouri. That the disease presents dif
ferent phases at different times is evi
dent. I know one man who saved his
hogs by the use of wood ashes at one
time, alter they were badly affected. A
while after, another lot in the same field
was taken, and in spite of every curative
agent, every one died. ?o far as my ex
perience goes, 1 have noticed the greatest
mortality among hogs when cold nights
succeed warm days. When I first began
my observations upon the cholera, 1,
like B. F. J., thought that corn was the
cause ot it. subsequently, my own ex
perience in feeding corn to hogs cured
me of this at least so tar as to attribute
it to corn solely.
I have never known of an instance of
cholera among hogs that had clean quar
ters, and were fed regularly, kept warm
and dry, although fed exclusively on
corn, and if they had pure drink. I do
not attribute the disease to any one
cause alone, but a combination of them.
To put a hog in a cold, wet, muddy
place, expose it to hot days and chilly
nights, allow it to pick its food from the
dirt, and drink from some filthy pond or
hole, is enough to make a bog sick, and
to invite every known disease hog flesh
is heir to. The hog is naturally a far
more cleanly animal than many give it
credit for, and I do candidly believe that
it more attention was paid to the natural
disposition of the animal, and more care
taken of it, that we should hear much
less of hog cholera.
The Springfield Republican has the
following on this subject : The practice
of horse clipping ;s more prevalent this
winter than ever belore, and bids lair to
continue growing in popularity. Some
stable-keepers have all their horses clip
ped, while others (clip only the long
haired animals, claiming that a fine
haired horse is better without. People
hiring horses almost always prefer a clip
ped horse, and the stable boys certainly
do, as it is only about one-tourth as much
work to groom one. If a hors: has once
been clipped, the owner must keep it up
every year or he will have a sorry-look
ing brute, with thick hair like a goat
four or even six inches long. It is the
imprepsion that a clipped horse must be
kept closely blanketed or he will' freeze
to death, but one livery man tells of an
animal which was clipped for him by
mistake and which could not be kept
covered on account of a vicious trick of
tearing the blanket iu shreds. After the
mischievious brute had eaten three
blankets, the owner gave him up, but,
to his surprise, the horse grew fat and
soon was ab!e to do his usual work on a
third less feed than before. In fact, it is
generally admitted that, when proper
care is taken, a hone that is driven every
day can be kept in cold weather for
nearly one fourth less, if clipped. The
reason is that a clipped horce dries ofT in
a few minutes when warm, while the
long wet hair ol an undipped horse will
require the manufacture ot animal heat
for several hours, and to make this heat
requires more iood. But while the prac
tice it so universally commended lor
driving horses, no one would advise it
for an animal used but seldom, for team
and farm horses, or for those let stand
ing a long time in the open air, on deliv
ery carts and the like. The cost of clip
pling, when the custom was first intro
duced, twenty years ago, was $15, and
the operation took three days. Now the
price ranges from $ .'J to 5, and with the
common hand machines in use a skilled
man will clip a horse in three or four
hours, while some of the machines run
by power will do the work in forty-five
minutes. In former days, after the outer
hair had been cut off with shears, a uni
form appearance wtft sometimes obtained i
by brushing the remaining hairs over
with turpentine and setting fire to it.
The operation required great caution,
but if the right amount of turpentine
was used the horse would not be injured
in the least or scarcely know what was
going on, as the flame passed like a flash
of gunpowder, without burning the in- I
. rci. v. . : l i '
iter coat, me uesi. juuges say a norse
should be clipped twice a season, once
late in the fall and again in midwinter.
Feeing- mmd Caring- far nra.
In answer to various questions by let
ter oats should be fed dry, unless very
dusty, when they may " be slightly
damped. Should a horse be out of
condition, a good plan is to scald the
oats. Corn is best fed on the cob, and in
summer should be soaked twenty-four
hours in fresh water with a little salt,
changing the water every time; this
somewhat extracts the fusel oil and pre
vents heating in the system. Hay may
be kept constantly in the reach of an idle
horse, but not so with one who has much
labor give him a little morning and
noon, say four pounds, and ten to twen
ty pounds at night. Salt shou Id be giyen
pure, and not mixed. Out feed id eco
nomical, but is only adapted to slow
work horses. No wood ashes is needed,
The leather backed currycomb is prefer
able ; use the currycomb to loosen dan
druff, then dust with a good halt-worn
broom, or horse's tail made for such pur-
j .i , . . . .
poses, ana use me orusn. Above all,
give a clean, airy, sunny place, so ar
ranged that the eye is relieved from the
immediate rays of the sun. On no ac
count place a window of any kind in
front of the horse anywhere else, best
lom behind. An occasional bran mash,
and in winter a mess of carrots and other
roots is of paramount good.
I blrkra Cholera.
The following is from a correspondent
at Westminister, Md.: In conversation
with Mr. Joseph Stout of this town, who
keeps from five hundred to one thousand
fowls, and who sells large quantities of
eggs and chickens in the Baltimore mar
kets, he gave me the following remedy
for the above disease, which he has made
use of for several years, and which he
considers a certain cure : Take a hand
ful of white oak bark and boil it in a
quart of water to make a strong decoc
tion. After it ctxls, take the liquid and
mix in Indian or corn meal, to the proper
consistency to feed, and give tD the fowls.
Mix a teaspoonful of red or cayenne pep
per to two quanta of the feed. The fowls
will eat this mixture readily. His theo
ry is that the cholera is a species of
diarrhea, and the bark acting as an as
tringent, urea the com plaint. Many of
his neighbors have also tried this remedy
with great success.
Mellow ArotMMl Trees.
Unless the surface of the ground
mulched around young trees over an area
of six to ten feet in diameter, the ground
should be kept clean and mellow. Every
tarmer snows that a hill of corn or po
tatoes will not amount to much unless
cultivated, and yet there are many who
win neglect to give the same care to a
tree which is worth a hundred hills of
either of the former. Iu rich soil, trees
may grow rapidly without cultivation,
and no amount of grass oi weeds will
retard them ; but there are other things
beside growth to be looked after. If the
weeds and grass are allowed to grow up
around the stem of apple, peach or
quince trees, the bark will become soft
near their base by being shaded, and
thereby be m a suitable condition tor
the reception of eggs which will eventu
ally become peach or apple liorers. Take
any dozen young apple trees in sections
where the apple borer is abundant, and
allow a portion to be choked with weeds,
and the remainder well cultivated, and
then watch the result. From our expe
rience, we believe the chances are nine
to one in favor of those cultivated being
exempt from this pest.
II ouiMholl Rrl)n.
Cottage PnDiNc. Three pints of
milk; four to six eggs; sugar to taste;
two thick slices of bread crumbled very
fine. Any kind of fruit may be added,
and it is good without. Flavor to taste
and bake half an hour in a moderate
oven. When baked, beat the whites of
three eggs to a stiff froth, with a little
sugar, and cover the top in large spoon
fuls, and sprinkle with pink sugar sand;
heat till a light brown. Very delicate
Black Dte for Wool. Extract of
logwood, one hundred and twelve ounces:
blue vitriol one ounce; copperas one
ounce to each pound ot goods ; add the
blue vitriol and the copperas to suffi
cient water to cover the goods ; and boil
the cloth or yarn halt an hour; then add
the extract of logwood, and boil one
hour more, with frequent airing. Then
put in a strong solution of salt, made
boiling hot, and let it remain fifteen
minutes; then rinse thoroughly in clear
water. Ihe copperas alone will set log'
- Scientific Miscellany.
A very valuable mine of silver has re
cently been discovered at Harbor Island,
Newfoundland, near the public wharf.
Mr. Lamont, who has had great ex
perience as an arctic traveler, is of the
decided opinion that the north pole is
entirely encircled to a distance of five
hundred miles with eternal ice, perhaps
miles in thickness at the center. He
does not think it can be traversed by any
Never give up a decaying rose bush
till you have tried watering it two or
three times a Aveek with soot tea. Make
the concoction with boiling"water, from
soot taken from the chimney or stove in
which wood is burned. When cold,
water the bush with it. When it is used
up, pour boiling-hot water on the soot a
second time. Rose bushes treated in this
way will often send out thrifty shoots,
the leaves will become large and thick,
and tke blossoms will greately improve.
In view of the alarming prevalence of
scarlet fever in many parts of the coun
try, the following hints by the British
Medical Journal are wholesome warn
ings : "There are three common ways
by means of which infectious diseases
may be very widely spread. It is a very
usual practice foiparents to take children
suffering from scarlet fever, measles, &c,
to a public dispensary, in order to obtain
advice and medicines. It is little less
than crime to expose, in the streets of a
town and in the crowded waiting-room
of a dispensary, children afflicted with
such complaints. Again, persons who
are recovering from infectious disorders
borrow books out of the lending depart
ments of public libraries ; these books, on
their " reissue to fresh borrowers, are
sources ot very great danger. In all
libraries, notices should be posted up
informing borrowers that no books will
be lent out to persons who are suffering
from diseases of an infectious character;
and that any person so suffering will be
prosecuted if he borrow during the time
of his illness. Lastly, d:sease is spread
by tract distributors." It is the habit for
such well meaning pr ople to call at a
house where a person is ill and to leave
him a tract. In a week or so the tract is
called for again, arother left iu its place,
and the old one is left with another per
son. It needs not. much imagination to
know with what results to health such a
practice will lead if the first person be in
scarlet fever or small-pox."
Dr. Hutton offers "a warning on the
reckless manner in which parents allow
their healthy children to run into the
houses of acquaintances who have mem
bers of their families suffering from scar
latina, &c, and states that he has seen
the infection thus carried from the
parent, and several families attacked."
There is nothing more reassuring in
tl.ese 'lays when new "isms" of the
scientists are slowly sapping the founda
tions of cherihed beliefs, than to re
memlier that pfterall, the much-vaunted
dicta of nature are yet opposable by the
sound operations ot honest common sense.
See, for example, how one of our evening
uauies, ioMiig u:e uogmas oi so-called
science contemptuously aside, evolves
such profoundly original thoughts as
these, to explain the lucid blue glass
tneory oi general 1'leasonton : -'The
blue glass presents an obstruction to the
sun's rays which can only be penetrated
by one of the seven primary rays the
blue ray ; the remaining six rays, travel
ing with the velocity of 182.000 miles a
second, falling upon the blue glass, are
suddenly arrested ; the impact evolves
upon the surface of the glass friction,
beat, electricity, and magnetism ; the
heat expands the molecules of the glass,
and a current of electricity and mag
netism passes through it into the room ;
bis current, falling upon animal or veg
eiable life within, stimulates it to un
usual vigor. Certainly the results
achieved, and abundantly certified to,
are marvelous and sufficient to Provoke
further experiments and inquiry.' Prior
to these splendid original discoveries of
ourcontemporary, we ignorantly believed
that blue glass only partially sifted out
the orange and yellow rays from the
spectrum, sn-1 that with this exception
it acted merely -ss a screen ii diminish
the intensity of all the rays. We also
supposed that there was a s-harp distinc
tion to be drawn between sunlight after
passing through blue glass and the blue
spectrai ray ; that in one case all the
colored rays were more or less present,
and that in the other but one was. But
think of the utter dismay of such pre
tenders as Helmholiz, Tyndall and Henry
wnen tney learn that the undalatory
theory ot light with which thev have so
.. ... . -
long taxed our credulity is overthrown
that of the seven primary rays, six
bounce off from blue class and distribute
themselves over the adjoining neighbor
hood, i nat tne glass is heated by the
impact ; and as the sun persistently
emits more rays, there are more impacts
and more heat. The glass gets hotter
and hottsr; but mark the scientific
acumen here just as we are wondering
whether it will reach the melting point,
the pores open. It is the Turkish bath
of nature. Electricity and magnetism,
no longer shut out, rush in between the
separatfe molecules. Hand in hand,
these great curative powers seek a proper
subject. They meet (we learn from a
report, also in our contemporary, of
Pleasonton's latest triumph) a pig or a
young lady whose hair has come out a
heiter, a'rooster, or a rheumatic child
Forthwith the pig fattens, hair equal to
that produced ny the finest trico)htrti
prevades the female scalp, and "unusual
vigor" and general happiness prevail.
Such is the Ixkmi which Pleasonton
bestows on humanity, as elucidated by
the original genus of our contemporary.
The Detroit Free Press relates how,
when a market woman asked brother
Garden if the sight of a mince pie didn't
make his mouth water, he replied: "Dar
was a time when it did. In doze good
ole days ob long ago, when dey built
mince pies out'n meat apples, brandy an'
spices, da,r wuz a successive bantering
irit up chin to a mince pie. But iu dene
days, when dey erect such pies out'n de
fuet trrizzle an de fust apples an' de fust I
rickiiiits dat come handy, nail on ton
crust, an' scallope de edges wid dar false
teeth, why, I ze gwme to stan roun an'
Btan' round' an' take the chances en find
ing a cocoanut in de gutter."
A Blue View of Blue Glass.
The world is given to epidemics.
Sometimes it is a disease that seizes upon
a community, and small-pox, cholera, or
the. yeuow lever, according to laiuuue
and the amount of filth indulged in,
decimates the population. Again, the
epidemic takes a moral or religious form,
and we are devastated by revivals, tem
perance reforms, or some other fever that
anects the moral nature. Anotner time
there will run through a country some
social or aesthetic nialaday a rage for
old china, a passion for dancing the Ger
man, or a determination U get cured of
real or imaginary ills by drinking mineral
water, taking a variety of baths, or eat
ing Graham bread. There seems to be
in human nature a tendency to act in
concert physically, mentally, and mor
ally, and those people who have inde
pendence or force enough to resist the
universal impulse are set down as orig
inal or eccentric, according to the phase
and degree of their independent action.
Just now there is a very peculiar craze
abroad known as the "blue glass mania."
Gen. Pleasonton, an older brother of the
well known cavalry officer ot that name,
has a harmless hobby; at least it was
harmless so long as he kept it to himself.
He got the idea when, how, or why
does not appear that sunlight trans
mitted through blue glass has a peculi
arly invigorating effect upon animal and
vegetable life. He sustains it by some
thing that looks like a scientific theory
about the actiuic rays of the sun, the
chemical action of those of one part of
the spectrum, the development of elec
tricity by the sudden interruption of all
the rays except the blue one, etc. It i
a theory that will not bear examination
by a real scientific scholar, but scientific
scholars are not common, and it has a
plausible look, which is sufficient to im
press those who do not comprehend it.
But apart from bis theory Gen. Pleas
onton professes to have tested the effects
of light coming through blue glass by a
variety of experiments. By covering a
grapery with glass, every eighth pane of
which was blue, he got a vigorous growth
of vines and abundance of excellent
fruit. Possibly he might have secured
the same result if none of the glass had
been blue, but he does not tell us any
thing about that. He tried a similar
experiment with pigs, and those which
were favored with blue light flourished
apace and grew fat. So did the others,
and there was precious little difference,
so far as we can make out.
But the important feature of the al
leged discovery of Gen. Pleasonton,
and that which has given rise to the
mania, is the supposed effect of light
coming through blue glass upon the
human system. He claims that it is
peculiarly invigorating, and counteracts
in this state of man the tendency to dis
ease and decay. He raises the hope that
by living in glass houses, with a suffi
cient variegation with blue panes and
panels, and abstaining from the practice
of throwing stones at our neighbors, we
might be free from the blues, have no
occasion for blue pills, and reach a ripe
old age in the full vigor of all our facul
ties. The notion of the general is cer
tainly a pleasant one, but we fear it is a
delusion. To be sure he gives numerous
instances of the cure of rheumatism and
the banishment of pains of many sorts
by basking in sunlight that came through
panes of a cerulean hue. But, then,
basking in sunlight of any kind is bene
ficial, and it would not be difficult to
get up instances of cures by any process
whatever. Who has not heard of rheu
matism being cured by carrying horse
chestnuts in the pockect? Let anybody
start a notion that a tarred string worn
around the neck will be a sovereign
remedy against catarrh and all the ills
that affect the throat, and in six months
plenty of certificates and testimonials
can beobtained 'of th-s wondrous cures
that it has effected. The imagination
has remarkable curative powers in itself,
and besides a cure that is purely imagi
nary is just as good as any other for the
purpoe of proving the efficacy of blue
glass or tarred strings.
The blue-glass epidemic will have to
run its course. Gen. 1'leasonton first
published his book six 'years age, and
now has brought out a new and enlarged
edition. After much writing and talk
ing he has got the mania started and the
importers and dealers in blue-glass are
rejoicing at his success. Meantime many
people are making themselves ridiculous
by putting blue panes into their windows
and bathing in the sunshine with un
wonted ardor. We fancy them carrying
the passion to a fantastic extent. Per
haps we shall soon be trying thesalutary
effect of looking through blue-glass
tumblers while absorbing the contents.
Our food may receive imaginary nutri
tive projerties from being under blue-
glass covers and in blue glass dishes.
Next summer we may find people at the
seashore sunning themselves on the sand
under domes ot blue-glass. 1'eople may
have thi.'r'peculiar tyje of ' blues with
a severity that will tinge their very
blood and make them more aristocratic,
Indeed we hope the epidemic will be
violent and proportionally short, it is
amusing to see ieople making fools of
themselves, but it soon grows wearisome,
and this blue glass folly is likely to be
one of the most tiresome. Boxion Globe.
A Friend of Bnck Fanshaw.
Here is another of Mark Twain's
monstrosities. The hero is said to have
been a Newarker : "Now that corpse,"
said the undertaker, "was a brick. So
modest-like and simple in his last mo
ments. Friends wanted metallic burial
case. Corpse said never mind ; shake
him up some kind of a box he could
stretch out in comfortable; he wan'tr
particular. Said he went more on room
than etyle. Friends wanted a silver
door-plate on the coffin, signifying who
he was and whar he was form. Corpse
said, jist whitewashhisold canoe and dob
his address and gineral destination onto
it and pint him for the tomb. He warn't
distressed any more than you be. Said
he guessed a body would be judged more
by a picturesque" moral character than a
natty burial-case with a swell door-plate
onto it. Splendid man, ho was. lhere s
some satisfaction inburyin'a manlike
that. You feel that what you re doin'
is appreciated. You never saw sich a
clear head as what he had ; he was the
mobt down on style of any remains I
ever struck. He had me measure him
and take a whole craft ot directions;
then he had the minister stand up be
hind a long box with a table-cloth over
it to represent the coffin, and read his
funeral sermon saying "angkore !" "ang
kore !" at the good places, and making
him scratch out every bit of brag about,
him. And then he made them trot out
the choir, so's he could help then to pick
cut the tunes for the occasion, and he
got them to sing "Pop goes the Weasel,"
because he had always liked that tune
when he was downhearted. I never see
a man snuffed out so sudden. Ah ! it
was a great loss to this town. Well,
well, got to nail on the lid and mosey
along with him ; and if you'll jist give
me a lift we'll skeet him into the hearse
and meander along."
Liability of Express Companies.
An important decision was recently
made by the supreme court of New
York, in a cause brought before it. The
circumstances were as follows: A lady
received what she supposed was a receipt
from the New York transfer company,
for a trunk which was to be taken from
the New Haven depot to Brooklyn. In
stead of it being a receipt was a contract
by which the company was not to be
held liable, in case of loss for more than
one hundred dollars. Ihe trunk was
lost, and the contents were worth more
than the sum named. A suit was
brought to recover the value of the trunk,
the company relusing to pav over one
hundred dollars; and the court held,
that while a common carrier may make a
contract limiting his lability, yet as the
lady asked for a receipt, and had the
right to decline any contract and compel
ifl mmn, t. tt- ti, rn,rtv i.nrW i
1ha strfcii-lliitvutnlnw rirwknaitiilit V Ot A .
common carrier. he wan not bound iiyjnai dsvouui.
the phraseology appearing outhe receipt, J
as nhe had not perceirea it. The de-i 2
ciin wafor the plaintLT. I
OUR YOUNG FOLKS.
Tbe Adopted CnlrheS.
When I was a little girl, I lived on a
farm where there were a great many
chickens and ducks and turkeys, and
among them there was a brown hen
named Yellowfoot, who wanted very
much to have a nice family of little yel
low chickies; and ehe knew if she laid an
egg every day until there wpro twolvn
eggs, and then sat on them patiently for
th ree weeks, she would have twelve dear
She laid a nice white egg every day,
But she never could get twelve, because
every day the cook took her egg away ;
and so Yellowfoot felt very sadly.
Now, another hen. named Tufty.
thought it would be nice to have little
chickens too; but site was very smart.
and she tound a place away off, that the
cook didn't know about, and there she
hid her eggs: and one day she surprised
all the other hens by walking into the
chictm yard with twelve little chickens
toddling after her !
Now I had heard how sorry poor Yel
lowfoot felt because she had no little
chickens, and when I saw Tufty walking
about so proudly with her twelve, I felt
very sorry indeed for Yellowfoot.
Well, that very afternoon something
very funny happened. I was walking
about the farm, and I found in the corner
of a rail-fence a turkey sitting on some
eggs, and running around her a little
lonely chicken just out of its shell, mak
ing such a pitiful little "peep-peep." I
took it up in my apron and ran and
asked one of the men what it could mean,
and he said that a hen's egg had by mis
take been put with the turkey's eggs, and
as it takes a week longer for turkeys
eggs to hatch than it does for hens eggs
the poor little chicken had come out of
its shell a week before there was any
body to take care cf it.
When I heard this I thought: "Poor
little chickie 1 what will you do, for I
don't know how to take care of you at
all, and it will be a week belore that ugly
turfeey gets ready to do it, and you'll be
dead by that time ?" and then suddenly
I thought: "Why, this little chick is
just as old as the twelve that were
hatched this morning; now I'll take it
to the chickcnyard and put it down
among them, and Tufty will take care f
it." So I ran to the chicken-yard and
put it with the other iittle chicks, and
it ran after lutty just like the others.
But you cannot believe how badly
Tufty acted ! The minute she heard the
strange little "peep" with the twelve
other little "peeps, . she turned around
and stood still a minute, and then all
her feathers began to stick out, ad she
bobbed her head a minute, and then she
pounced at my poor little chicken and
gave her an awful peck I
Wasn't it cruel ! I did not know what
to do. I was afraid to go near Tufty, be
cause she would think it l went near
her that I was going to catch her little
chicks, and I knew she would try to peck
me just as she did my poor little chicken
While I was thinking she flew at it again
and gave it another peck. This time
didn't stop to think, but jumped and
caught it and ran before Tufty could
catch me. I ran till I felt quite safe,
and then sat down on the kitchen door
step, with my poor chick in my apron
and cried. I think I must have cried
pretty loud, because mother heard me
and came out.
When I had told her all about it, she
" Why didn't you try old Yellowfoot?"
At that, I jumped up and clapped my
hands with delight, and my poor little
chicken dropped on the grass ; but it
didn't hurt it, and I put it carefully
back in my apron, and went to the
chicken-yard again, to try mother's plan
I had a hard time finding old Yellow
foot, but finally I came upon her, look
ing very doleful, in tae bottom of
barrel. I poked her with a stick, but
she would not come out. So finally I
turned the barrel over, so she had to
come out. But she looked very angry
and made a great deal of noise about it
I waited till she got quiet, and then 1
put mv little chicken down by her,
And, oh I you should have seen her
then ! She looked at it a minute, and,
when it "peeped she gave a quiet
little "cluck," just as if she were try
ing to see how it sounded. And then
the little chicked "peeped" again, and
Yellowfoot "clucked" again aud walked
ahead a little and chickie followed her.
So my little chicken had found some
one to take care of her, and I named her
"Lucky" right away. And, oh! how
proud Yellowfoot was! She strutted
everywhere with her one chick, and all
the love and care that she was going to
give to twelve she gave to this one. She
scratched for it, and "clucked" for it,
and fought for it, and gave it all the
broad cover of her warm wings at night.
And little Lucky seemed to know that
she had all the care that was meant for
twelve, for she was the happiest little
chick that ever lived. St. Sirwlan.
Trudie wa3 on a visit to the city. She
had neyer been there before in all her
short lfe anl she found everything so
different from what it was at home with
her granma ih the country. But she
liked and admired everything, from the
gilded dome of the state-house to the
stand of red and yellow nodding manda
rins kept at the street corner, and label
ed "fifteen cents each."
So when uncle Philip asked her if she
was having a good time, she answered;
" And is there anything you want to
do that I have not thought about?"
asked uncle Phil.
" Buy valentines and send 'em .'" said
Trudie, her eyes sparkling.
"To be surer and that very day iru
die and her uncle went shopping for val
Such nrettv ones were spread before
them she found it hard to cnoose oetween
the lace and silver papers, the roses
loves, doves and filagree work so lavish
Finally she selected one where a paier
bird cage opened to display a pair of coo
ing doves, and a line gentleman in purpie
was escorting a slender lady in pink up a
green path to a blue cottage emuowerea
. " .. T 1
in roses, while iat cupius nuiteieu in tne
four corners of the page.
" I should like to send this to Nettie
Gordon ; she's my best friend at home,"
All right ; "any more 7 asked her
" May 1 !" said Trudie, joyfully.
" Select any four of these, said gener
ous uncle Phil, as he swept aside a hand
ful ; "only don't take three hours to
Trudie took half an hour, and then
with ber treasures started homeward On
thpt wbv she bought ten cents' worth of
wantits t the corner, and warmed her
fingers with them.
Then she and uncle Phil sat down to
direct the valentines. "Miss Nettie
Gordon, Cherrywood," dictated Trudie.
"And may I send them all where I
please? Thank you. Then this one is
tor grandma, and this one is for Mike
" Who? asked uncle Phil.
" The boy where I bought my peanuts ;
he looks so cold and poor. I thing he
nntrht to have something nice."
" How did you know his name?"
"Asked him. He doesn't live any
where in particular, so I thought I'd ask
the postman to hand it ti him as he
went by. And I shall send this one to
Bridget in the kitchen, because she said
she hadn't a valentine since she came
"Well; and what next?"
"This one is for that ragged girl who
sells pins on the common ; all I know of
her name is Bet, so I'll walk out and
give it to her myself. : And I should like
to send one to the lame man with the
hand organ down by your office, if it
wasn't lor sending it to grandma."
"I'll give him one," said uncle Phil,
"ravely. "Don't you think you've
chosen a queer lot of friends?"
"Whv.no." said Trudie. "They're
all so poor, seems as if somebody ought
i i . i : i-
to remember how hard it must lie tr
valeutines all around and
I io Trudie had her plan carried out.
Nettie Gordon danced with pleasure
her valentine came. drandu a
wiped her glasses over hers and said
"Dear Iamb" several times, nnuget
pinned hers over her kitchen table and
said it was a "Swate and illegant affair."
Mike Brady called his a " buster, and
was so plersed with it he forgot to fight
the next peanut boy for getting on his
corner. Ragged Bet did not say "thank
you," but she stared at Trudie and at
the valentine, anct laughed untu tne
tears stood in her eys. " She never saw
a valentine close to, before !"
When Trudie went up to bed that
night she found on her bureau a pretty
cage holding a beautilul canary. On the
cage was tied a pink note, saying, "Tru
And that is why, to this day, Trudie
calls her pet bird " Val." Youth' a Com
Frightful Tragedy In Brittany.
A frightful tragedy has taken place in
St. Brieuc, a seaport town in Brittany.
A journalist named Le Foil, connected
with a local newspaper, called Ie Pro
gress,sent an invitation to captain Wurtz,
of the seventy-first regiment, to call at
his effice on urgent business. The cap
tain did so, and found himself in pres
ence of M. Le Foil, who abruptly put to
him this question : " Is it true that you
visited my wife while I was absent from
town?" The captain replied "yes."
" You admit then," continued the hus
band, "to have relations with her?"
" Not at all," protested Captain "U'urtz.
" Will you promi me," then said M.
Le Foil, "to fight with any one who says
that you are lover of my wife ?" ' Cer
tainly not," responded the military man,
"because in that case I should be obliged
to deal with aTl the blackguards you
might choose to send me. But, if jrou
desire it, I will fight with you." Then
M. Le Foil followed with "this strange
question : " Will you sign a declaration
slating on your honor that you have
never had any improper intimacy with
my wife?" " Certainly," said Captain
Wurtz, "as it is perfectly true." He sat
down at a table, and began to write
the required document, when M. Le Foil
drew a poignard and stabbed him twice
in the back- Although Captain Wurtz
was struck down with the second blow, he
found enough strength to disarm his an
tagonist. 1 folding the dagger in hishand
he said to his as-assin, " Miserable wretch,
go and save yourself ! I could kill you like
a dog." (Je ponrrai voiix tuer comme im
chien.) " But I want to come out of this
affair with my honor unstained." Le
Foil escaped from the office -of his jour
nal, and went to his own house carrying
the dagger. Going up to his wife, he
said, " I have killed your lover: now
die in your turn." With these words he
stabbed her to the heart. Proceeding to
the hotel of the Croix Blanche he there
rejoined a woman named Guinette, who
hid been Hi mistress for eighteen months.
They went out together, but what took
place afterwards Is not known. In the
morning the lifeless bodies of the couple
were found at the gate of the public park
of the town, knowu as the Glais Bizoin.
There is no doubt that Le Foil had first
killed the woman, and then had taken
his own life with a revolver which was
found upon his corpse.
Success of Fish Culture in Michigan.
The Michigan fish commission report
on the year's business, and giving some
very interesting figures, the following
among them :
Thus far about 19,000 has been ap
propriated and expended by the state on
its fish hatcheries since 1873. During
these three year's there has been received
and hatched the following number ot
Oitnlier 1.1, 1-71
Pet-ember 1. 171
Muri-li ii, W5. .
(I. toiler i. 1-7.1
Muri-li 2i'.. If7;
7iO,iiiio t'alifornlii almiii
,. 2,3m wlllt null
33V Atlillltir riHlninli
l.'Ji.mm iuki trout
rtun.mm California Milumn
h,iiNi Atlxntir phIhiiui
In iMl.imii whilp hill
Total of all ilefcriptionn H,H.-.
Ol this number the bulk of the white
fish have been distributed as follows :
Total deposits ill the inlaml lakes 3.s.i
Total nViMMiis in Lake Krie 4Mi.ii
Totnl epoltHin Lake .Michigan l.miu.X'l
Total ileponitfl in St. Clair river .Kl,i
Total ilepositu in the Petroit river, iiii-lud-inic
tlie ilepoiits in Itoiiuh river, which in
a diiihII tributary of the lietroit river,
ami therefore, a virtual plant in the great
river - 3,VTf.i
Ion iteil to the state of Ohio finn.iwo
Thus, the $20,000 (in round numbers)
has .been turned in about 14,000,000 of
fish, or, in other words, each centapprc
priated by the state has been divided
seven times, and every part thin created
now represents a fish which, should he
"live long and prosper," will be worth,
at the end of three years, at least twenty
five cents; equivalent to a deposit in the
lakes of Michigan of .3,500,000, to be
drawn against by every citizen of the
The sentence of the court
Judge Porter, a popular Irish magis
trate, to a notorious drunkard, ' that
you be confined in jail lor the longest
period the law will allow ; and I hope
you will spend that time in cursing
whisky." " Be jabers I will, and Por
ter, too," was the answer.
HISTORY OF A PICTIKE.
Two of the most celebrated artists the
world lins ever known dwelt in the same
city. One delighted in delineating beauty
in all its graces of tint, form, and motion.
His portrait were instinct with the charm of
physical vigor. The graceful, half-voluptuous
outline cf form and feature harmonized
w ith delicately blended tints. On his ean
vss, the homeliest faces had an almost irre
sistible charm. The other found pleasure
only in depicting weird and elooruy subjects.
Above all, did he excel in painting the por
traits of the dying. The agonizing dePih
throe, the ghastly face and form, were all
depicted with naarvelous fidelity. There
existed between these artists the most in
tense dislike. At length this dislike culmin
ated. The beauty-loving artist had been
engaged in painting the portrait ot a beauti
ful woman. Connoisseurs pronounced it the
most wonderful piece of art that had ever
been produced. His brother artist was jeal
ous of bis fame and sought revenge. By
bribing the keeper of the studio he
gained access to the picture each night.
At first he was content to only deaden
the brilliancy of- the complexion and
eves, eftacc the bloom from cheek and lip
and paint a shadow on either cheek, later,
his strokes grew bolder and freer, and one
morning the artist awoke to tind the entire
outline of the ptrtratt chtnged. He could
scarcely recognize in the emaciated form
and haggard countenance the glowing con
ception he had embodied. The pallid face
and expressionless eyes he had attributed to
a lack of genuineness in his materials; but
when the outlines were changed he sus
pected the cause and indignantly dismissed
the keener. What the revengeful artist
marred by a few rapid strokes of his skillful
brush was only restored by years of patient
industry. Reader, need we name the artists.
Health, who paints the flowers and "grassy
carpet no less than the human lorrn divine,
Disease, the dreaded artist who revels
among the ruins bcth oi nature and human
ity. and carelessness, tne Keeper to wnom
Health often intrusts his portraits. And is
it not the beauty of -woman, the most ad
mired of all the works which adorn the
stuiio of Health, that Disease oftenest seeks
to mar? The slightest stroke of his brush
ipon the delicate organization leaves an im
print that requires much skill and patieDce
to efface. Restoration must be prompt.
Carelessness must be dismissed, let sutler
ing women heed the warning ere Disease
haa marred their chief beauty Health be
yond reDaration. Ir. Fterce's 1-avonte Pre
scription lias been used oy tnousands ol
these sufferers, aud they are unanimous in
their praise of its excellence. If you would
be transformed from the pallid, nervous in
valid into a happy, vigorous woman, try it.
Don't call a doctor, if suffering from
rhenmatism. eout or neuralgia, but send to
your dinggist for a bottle of Durang'i Rheu
matic Keiueuy, ana jusi bo cerium as you
take it. iust bo sure will a cure follow. Jt
never has and never can fail to cure tbe
worst case, if the patient is not beyond the
reach of medicine. Sold by every reliable
More than fifty years have elasped
niece Johnson 'a Anodvne Liniment was Gritt
invented, daring which time hundreds of
thousands have been benefited by its use.
Probably no article ever became so univer
sally popular with all classes as Johnson's
ril.,1,8 that contain antimony, quinine
and calomel, should be averted, as severe
griping pains wouin ut mnr uij rexuu
The safest, surest., nnu irm uih are
fcona' Purgative or Anti-Bilious Pills.
VEGETABLE Pulmonary Balsam, the great
New England cure for ooughs, colds and con
sumption. C'utlei, Eros. Co., Boston, only
The popularity of Messrs. James S. KirkA
Co. 'a swaps, manufactured in Chicago, is
shown by the unprecedented sale which their
goods have reached during the year 1876. This
by far is tbe latest soap manufactarins con
cern iu the United States, producing and sell
ing in all parU of this country, from the Red
River of the North to New Orleans, and from
Portland, Me., to San Francisco, 25,000,000
pounds annually. No so-called greases enter
into these soaps On'y pure refined tallow and
vegetable oils are used, containiug no adul
teration. Fair and square weights always re
liable. This is why (heir soaps are so popular
with all good and economical housekeepers.
M A. RKET REPORTS.
Floar 00 8 60
Wheat 1 10 1 12X
Oats 60 62
Lard 12X 13
Bacon Clear Sides 9 6$
Hav Best. 30 00 2 2 00
Whi-iky Common 1 00 1 15
Robertson County-... 1 75 (9 3 00
Bourbon 5 00 Q 6 60
Lincoln County 1 75 3 00
Highwines 1 13 (& 1 15
Cotton Ordinary.- 10 10J
Good Ordinary 12
Low Middling 11 11J4
geeds Clover 8 60 (5) 9 60
German Millet 60 65
Missouri Millet 1 75 ($ 2 00
Hungarian 1 75 2 00
Buckwheat, bush... I 75 2 00
Cattle Common $ 2 TiO 0i 2 75
Fair to Medium.. 3 60 Ot. 8 75
Hogs Common 5 20 (a) 5 f0
Fair to Good 5 75 (4 C 00
Sheep Ordinary to Fair. AQXt
Flour. $ 6 75 & 8 50
Oata 48 (4 60
Hay 24 00
Pork 19 50
Molasses. 45 ( GO
Whisky 1 05 (4 1 10
Cotton X2 (3 12
Flour 9 5 25 8 75
Wheat Red and Aniber 1 35 f 153
Corn Sacked 43 (a) 45
Oats 37 40
Hay Timothy 9 00 04 10 00
Pork M9s 17 60 18 00
Lard 13 Qi 1294
Bacon Clear sides 10 (q 10'4
WooL- 33 35
Potatoes Irish. bbl... . 1 GO ($ 1 65
Cotton Middling 12 $ 12 V2
Ordinary 9 ( 94
Clarke's ew Method K.55.0
i2..'i4t i-i umvcrnnllv ku-wn hh mot rnre merit,
both in tlie in-tructive coiir.-e, nm lb well t liotn
air for practice.
ni.J CUll FOK J'AKLOROIU.AN.
tieilLZ S OCnOOl (2..M,,. The saleol more
thnn :(h,iiijo copifB im Hie brut proof ot ltrt great popu
larity. Emerson's New Method OKI'
is the work ot two diHtuiHUirtltt-tt iniim laiia,
and in e'iial to the It.
Df 01,1 KOI THE CAIUNKT OIU
IlOOt S OCDOOl "AN (2 50) j one vf the
olilerituua bewt int'tliotU. Widely known and lined.
Clarke's $1 Instructor
A Ns. j nn abbreviated but very good method
Winner's New School SEfi
A N (75
rn i im t''
, and an excellent enny inMrur
Orean at Home. 'It
kuuu a Uvea Organ iif w.
Kithrr !mik nniilfl, w't-Pi'l. for lti-tnil Prirc.
OLIVER DITSON A. CO-. Boston.
('. II. niiwiiA Co., J. K. Ultmit A Co..
71 1 hroadway, StHfetsor to Ie A Wslker.
New York. Tliila.
The jrmat Pnrisinn Miracle find Sclent i fir Wonder. Tha
great Ktopdm Mystery renewed. There hn nevr bean
any trick or iUn-i m ao estrnily aonght f--r and Rw iiiRiucD
univentAl satisfaction an tnw Kiffcttof the Fiery Nrpnt.
They create a world of fun and amarramt. never fihajc
to aatonifth all otjMtrvera. For the Parlor- Kzhlbitlon. or
Sooml Circle, it excela all others a a a purely acienfiflo
wonder. KvryeKic ia warranted to produce a prfct
snake. Th-yareno larcr than a pen. yet by touching
fire, to thmu a hiftsina; wrtnt over WMtnies the air of
the eEfr.or at leat a yard in length, inane from the
flame and sra'ke, and leisurely CoiU itwU in such a nat
ural attitude that it is &Irno6t itnpoASihln tu realize that
It ia not a real snake. The reptiloa produced by thee
effirs can b preserved a (Treat curiosities. tSatiMHction
guaranteed or money refunded. Buy one box and you
will send foradoren. Hintile toxes ii cents, or 4 boxes
for$l. AIMIOKY 11' II I.I Nil I S4i CO.,
HH Kumlolpli xrM-t, t hicauo. 111.
Bny the Genuine "Scovil" Iloe
It i acknowlegeil Ly all to be the liest.
C-r Notice TRAIZ-HAIIZ A1TD IAEZL.
Hewn re of ' Scovil Patterns", -so called T
All who wiHh an slile, newny hihI fair-mimliil i-
piT. ri'pri'M'ritiiiK '1' lt pliapi-s of Jviutliern lw
m 11 i-n ri i n m . m)ioiiI1 rn'l tli
tbe leHdinic nnd repreHentiit.ve Keprblirun journal
oftlie South. -w
Ifrnlly 4 omuif rrlal, rVn Dollar peryeax, eigh
ty five renin per nionih. Try it one month.
Weekly CsmmerHal. neatly rraned, clear
ly p: inted, carefully edited h capit 1 family news
paper. Two I'ollar per yenr-tine IMiitr for fix
months. I n luba or five. One liollar nn Sity-rt ve
cents e-rh. per year; 'lubs of teifor more. One Dol
lar aud Fifty cents each.
Oiii ropy of either edition wilt free, post-paid, to
An an.Mit wanted Inerery neiijhborhond.to whom
we pay iu per cent . rush commission, or handsome
nii'l Talnable premium. Iv-nd for hperial irruJur
Best Advertising' Medium in ihe South,
rates, mid tiiMiitity slid nunltty ot ritt-nlaliou con
sidered. Kate card and opb-s of jhpt it".
Address A. II. mm Tmi r if I K M.
MaiiHirer Commercial, Loulllle. Mr.
A Thing of Bcanlyjs a Joy for Im.
Three Beautiful Premiums to Every
Patron of this Paper.
The London I'lililiahiiia; Co. have just Issued a
lartfe, luiteiiihceiii, and ell perl aeries of color chro
matic win ks of art mliiai mif three handsome and
i-x.'iiitc mott'M-aent.Hed iioit HiruOur Home.
The Lord la lay khrphrril, and rlae ibe
lord. These molt'M-a sre in old Knvliah type, la-an-tifully
embellished with vine, and rosea running
tTimuph the entne work : In the center of the llrat
letter "(J" ia a mother teaching her two children to
repeat a prayer, while to her ritfht are two larger
children, with hctntifill HowiliR lonea. allium:
' Praise to tind." The hack Kround of the entire
motto ia a beautiful Landscape ttcene. repreasiitiliu
Home. Tlieaethree lieautiliil pieniiiiina, i.e UixM
inchea, acnt pnt-paid fill receipt of H!5 cents each.
Addre.a liidoa Po bllali I nsr '., J "3 A 13
M'est Ws-cond Mreer. Cincinnati. I ihio
DR. WARXFaR'S HEALTH CORSET.
With klrt (Supporter and
Srrtiircs Health and 'oronTof
B-alv, Willi (.bsce and Heai-it ot
Koriu. Three Garment!' in one.
Apiroved hy all i hya'cist.B.
AtiKNTH W iNTKI).
Sam pies by ma.i, In Coutil, t'i ',
Hal tee n, H "5. To Affenla st
S5 cental es. Order-ai.e two
Inchea smaller than wslst mct
suie over the drcne.
Warner Bros. 763 Eroadwsj.' "
1 AMI A. H.
flood as rica for talde u-e. uond as corn for stock
and fowls, and more proline; very nutritious, flour
ishes on upland, atitiida the drouth I etter than other
cereals, and weighs siaty rounds per huahel. ir
culara with endorsement of heat aurtcultiiriata, with
full description .res. One parlcaa-e of z.'si grains ly
mail, hftv rents; three packagea, ! Zu. Address
C. W KKr! CO., Jark-on, Michigan.
hay what paper yott saw this in.
1 f'T'TTTTIO Inyeatiirat the merits of Tl
AlTh.il in trated Weekly He lore dele
11U 13 1 X U. upon yonr work this fall ami
The combination a-r this eeaenu surpasses aiythins
heretofore attmpted. Terms sent free. Addresa
Chas. Ci.vras A t , 14 Warren street. New York
SMOKY ) euied. fuel laved, and heat incre.eed
ChlmH... rDr app:yiu lue epira. s'.t'
CDimneyi J ,,amp for circular (with tastlrucm
slai to Henry Colford . Sausom St. Pl)i;a.. P.
A TOTVriTJ fewmsrt"nieiiw'ho
rat. keep their "nriHi"-el-. d.lr.-.
H. aaaw assss r.. . .
27ll WRTRH ... . PrntUable Business, Ad
FKF.F. TO AtlE-N it u engnc-e
rotltauie iiu.iin m.
flreaawitb stamp Ki.
WlLUAMS Co., L.OCK 111)1
tsO, I'ltuburfc-h, ra.
ur ou P4ITI 1 AUK NTS.
urowu:RMISis i W AK1KK
-.oinlv. hei.d lor circular and price
fl HVel V CltV H ll'l '
.let In John Tlirav
rts Inauioud ML. l'tltsliurah, P.
sur relief I CTTTW I
777-. . n,.-. m a c-r-.l rn Price Ittcts uom.im.
RILtUtK S fHO I ILLtO.'cra..ii. si..w.hou
gaiiarieiiuw u( Mm
f-- ' I o 'L.;,,------ r - .. 4
s week la tout own town. Tennsand IS outfit
free. H. H ALLETT 4 CO., Fortlsnd, M1d.
mnmr. HOW TO MA KK IT. BnmrtMtT
ttaiallt. COX. t'0..bl.LnM.MQ
flltKH Cff Week U AwnK 110 OutUrtt
tPUOSOl I F. O. VIC&EBi. Augusta.
A WF.r.K. tloenenrtHmpl"BKK.
FKLToN 4 CO.. 110 Nih.hu M., NewTiirk
t C tn CIO V tome. Bumnlea worth 15
4)3 IU 4ZU tree. bTIKsox A Co.,l'ortlnd,MiM
JOR? AI)TtoArnti. Hrnnpl frt. aa-pag
CPitJ Catalogue. L.I LKTCUKB.II Uejr St.,
CTLJ II iTheonlvsiireremwlT. Trial rrkir
A5 I HMfl-rV- L.HMlTHNl(?llT,Clevland,0
ropHn enrm fii Bait In ts Wortl. ff
STHMA"' Lt- 'L t. roi-iiAM a oo, us.Mksk.rkikk.Mk
Drini If rDS7hot300,TO,tJr""- "?'''"
nLlULlLn Westkhm CI CM Wonss. Chlcaco. IU.
A 9IONTII. Airenta wanted. beat sell
ing artlcloe In the world. One aam pie free.
Aildi-.it J4.V UROMeOJf. Detroit, Mich.
. it.y .are man. Ty Anu ..nlng mDimiiM,
1 rnyKi'i, I'm turr .nil I hroiti'i C.Mt. K& Mm-
pi... w..Tlh r,. ml. itirtM r.rH&.. Inlr.-
1J Ctl.u frcr. J. It. IU I HiIUi'SkiiNs. HohluN MAM.
0 WATCHES. A Great benaallon. BampU
apt) Walrh ani 'MitfU frf tn Jgntlt. better than
Gold. Addreaa A. 'iOlLTEK A '.. Culcaso.
- rAMTnr Kanlly niade with our Htenci
AllliN lli 1 snd Key Cheotflt. Circulars
tt.-e. U. K. A Arthur Xtafli.rd. H l ull"! "'
r.n I tl'permanentcmplojniealiiii!!
MiLirT. Tr velum exH n.. !:! I'V ..iiipaiiT.
I n Ion "iMluMlrlMl ' 1 nrn- iiii ii n.M, "
CKNTS M' A NTKI. Twentr ll Moiint.d
t liri.iiini.f..rl Z.itiiipl- 1-y niall. p,t-ry
Contini'iiUI t'lin.iiiii t'e.. 7 Naiaau ft.. -w lorK.
rjPAlt A yoarand Kpenca to aood Aaenta,
' whoare wanted i'vcr whcre.in a .trlclly
Addrv.a J. tVUUTII '.
St. 1. on m. Mo.
I'l iirrHd Kso. McCnrlev'a tVl.lirated Jaya
I'riilittr l i.ttmi rVe.l ureatly Improved and aold at
reduced price. Kiir particular. adi!rfa,
W. B. M.-tA It l.KY. Winona. Mlae.
f ra A The chiiiccut In the wnrld luinortera'
I C Ada priticK l.areeat Cuiupntiv in America
htn pie article pic-awn cyer j ImmI Trinle continually
increewiliK Aifent m ante! everywhere lieat In
ilncenieniH dnii't wimte tllne-M-nd for Circular to
Kiivr.BT Wri.l.x, 4 eey M., N. V. I. O. Hug. I27.
I-Tlll K N.itimial State l.utf tv, ef YV. T.. ia lesal and
1 . liRitei.-ri. Hrawa nn the liiit of each month.
Capitnl prize, J'i.iumi. 1ii,ih 1,-e.cr prizea. Tickets
inly l.oi f. for V 'irciilni. fiee. Ail.lreea A, C. Ray
iiiuud (IJcneriil Soiillicrn Asl . i. Mi l omu City, Mies.
POMONA NURSERY of,5S-
ark ami Jw . nierl an. the Ix-at Mtrawber
leu. 1 en Hi-lei. of J.-f-ftaWi, " me Simiiuecol Baapher
riea, yielded Uet aiiii.iuer .4:im. fend forCata
lunue. VM. PAKKY. Ciiiiiaiiilnaon. N. J.
A B 0 OK for the MILLION.
.H.urrii. Hill)' nr.. tliiuln liuUlt, c, HfcNT T B t'JL' rvc-l(4
Dr. U.iU UiDnary No 12 N. StL.. lt. Loull.
t iiavs si II Hatch' I n vernal Cough Ryrnp Tor
aliout four yenra. Bv uiiiu it in my own family. I
heianie e:iti-fieil of ita iniiit. It Ima liecnme the
leadinE article of ita kind. Iikviiik ty far tUe ln.at
aiilenf any. .Simple l ot t lea were freely given away
aud ttita led to ita rapid introduction.
JAM KM JO II N-HN. Clii ton. Jeff -'n., N. V..
K-.Mcml.er of New York Lexialaturs.
$100. REWARD. $10O.
Tel. MOl'STAClIK pnunrfoo a lejoelli IMe
hf the use ef lita.'a llaai Knaia without
Injur?, or will f..rli.t liJ. Prlc by ai.il la
sealed paflkm.. 16 cnl, (hr ltor 6ft asuta.
A. L Mil Til CO., Af u. ralatlaa, IU.
yiK to travel and sell tn Dealer our
new unlire.Valde Klaaa rlilmt eTS and
l.o.r. ..o.l Mo l-llllK. t-iilnry lll.er.l
nuainea. jtei nmio-o , . "V ....
pnld Monitor tilaas Co., Sol MainM.,1 inclonatl.o
. . I ll-.VIl'..l RHIIIM
ROSE GROWER'S COMPANION AND FLORAL CUIUS
rfe Mailina Plant hpecl iltc. H. iid t r
B?!!. A. K Vll.l.lAMS.Hoec.ai.rlo
JB. I,iA3 OC IIT., nilinmona, nm
VOU can aei ure a ft ft fl T P.0 t.n.lne..
eicluaive for your I I I I I I I county. M ''
coat. N..-tieriece IT II II I! "d Miia.ll capital
reouireil. I'leaaant U U U J-l Htnl hoiiorahle. I.y
a.ldreaaiiiK- Jaa. T. Wllllmn. t in. iniiatl.O.
C ml-illation of Capital" New
mode of operating ill aim ka. I.oaa
lMoaalble. ITofllaalire. ha
toutuitorv circiilma scut Frre.
MoiKeun A Co.. Broker.. Hmad rM.i'.o.mix 3'le.s.y.
Prof. Ilull'a Mails 'iwnl
I. the only iiri-p.'Slioii.uio' packs."' whira
will lure. Hi. heard Ui iiio" thick and "Say
cm i ne snnaiinr.1 i.cc i won.", i..... . -
duys in .very esse, or mousy chreriiilly re-
i svsry esse, or mousy chreniiur re
. V cents prr p. rk.fr, poslpsid; 3 M
i t. W. JONfcK. AJiland. Mass.
tunnt n. a
MORPHINE HABIT l-eedily
lined I.y Dr. Berks only
known and aura Uewedy.
for treatment until cured. Cull ou or address
DR. J. C. BECK,
112 John Klrf ft, CINUSSATI, oniO.
"IT HKIJjS AT SHjrIIT."
FKA.Ui IISLlYslliST(l!irm KECLSTER
la the only complete I'lctorlnl History of the Cen
tennial published. A iniiiiimoth panorama. I.M
larite enitrtviiiKa, rranv ot them ('lnsT I1 " f '
in. lies. A.eiit. Vnlr-l. Address Ag-'icy De
partment. rBANK l.r.SI.IK'M I' C BLlPll I Mi
llul .-K. S37 I'rarl I reft. New York.
A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS.
a- WE WANT 500 rVOR FIR8T-CLA68
8EWINC MACHINF '.Cr.NTS, AND BOO
MENOFENERCY A I ' ' 'ClOMARN
THE BUSINESS OF 6ELLlNOSr.iiJA
CHI NES.COM PENS A I IC N LIB RAL, BUT
VARYINC ACCORDINCTO ABILITY, CHAR
ACTER AND QUALIFICATIONS OF THE
ACENT. FOR PARTICULARS, ADDRESS
Sswiii Machine Co.. Chicago,
Z17 c 29 BECASWAT, liof Tori, or H.w OrUsni l.
ntTvltKHirLIHIK IMSI 'i.VtlOO of tb
IH-X'Itllllvll AN Is i I I.I VI P TI-:i.
ol.l ill nudnvs. It lieiliv t he only reinplclr Inir rwire
. I J TO ri"". !. K'i.tll '. Ileiilinirof heeair
lilalory.irrinl Isul Dtliiaa. n onslerl'iil e a !
Ila. rii'i lnalllcs. trrnl .lays.. I, : IllnHialfil
and cheaper than unv ol iirfsrj baitymili H.
One we. agent re.irr I M:15I ill I Weeks. .'MMMI
,..;eii. r.,irelid 71'iVt i lor prool n.o-. opl liloaa
of I tlicillla, clerev anil press. a:.ntle ps !, lull lies-
cription mid . .tna. Ill It II A It I) II Kim., I'lil.a ,
114 W. t on i tli M . 'iii' l minti. Ohio.
Kraars nl f.Nelv i lallneil nffli Inl
VaUUOil and win thleaa hooka, .-end for proof
BJEJALS & FOSTER,
Xo. ! M'ark Itotr, XKW MUCH.
(;KNKUAL AC.KNTd i'till
THE AMERICAS SEWSPAPER lM LISTS
OF CO-OPERATIVE SEWSPAPER..
Advertisera desiring to use either of the Lists Cnot
ptlldii-hed in their ow n citv ) may communicate with
Messrs. I'.KAI.H A HiKTHl ilirei t, as all orders will
hereafter paaa through their hands.
A. J. AllilAN, l-rcsiilrnl
American rnpaprr I nlsii.
f ACTS WANTED FOR HISTORY A I
It rontninti IUO ft no ruuruan tf ttntMf nir and
ffrcriefl tn tim irat Exhibition, miff in the only mi
thf ntic rikI rnmnl' tft hiftturv nihil. It trl
of th n praiid hiiililintfu. woi.'.'-rful xhibitn, onrhw.
tiM. Brent event. H Wry rhfnp mid nt'll- at Ijcht
Otm Affiit Bold 4 i-pin In o nity. hnd for oi
extra tf mm to Atfi'ti mid a full drn pthti nfth
work. Addrens AuIIoomI ft'ub.lnlsaic f n
ril TIilll l!iirdltd mid worth. i on 1h
not t decHved. I thnt tti hordt you hiiy iiu
tHiu 'jtfi pugei and 4-i nn twiKrHViiiffii.
v. i I
g rjj&-iit, am
CT. C fr. ri7
rj UJii ' Jx-J. 'MJ X
Estsblished I Ml
taScnd for Illustrated Catalogue.
I WISH lf (f.D SPtHT twi WQHIH HI
V. 11. Thayer. MunnfHrturln Ji-wH-r 4 Jol.bur Iu
Wnt'hr. Mimondi, Jtv-lrr. i loeka of all
kind. iHamonri t' ttnm A h MIhk. Ink gold rlnii
A a rtwt. we.il Kliiira 4 to IS
VfcK C Ahfc, rfimi atit!mdt lor
HMt roll, iU rinJ Phn.nn genta A U 10
guaranteed to VjOiU LilcUllS ladles to 20
wear lor years, oooiis sen. on seiMrnon. A'ljuBiing
of ail grades of watches. Old fold A silver taken in
trade. V. It. I II A YKK.lhel PMrflif l.tO
Mvei Jeweler. Mew rois.Xen.lO Sue X lo HaO
n (lay st borne. A (rent a wanted. Outfit and
terms tree. 'iKUt & CO., Augusts, Mains
r nr. nniTivu to tnt rRTiarM
rleise tmy you mmw 1 be au vert lasmsa
in la aper. as. n. i.0. .
NEW WILLCOX GII1B9
Ml S. ill
1 1. vein nil 'Lli.
Irmt n:.:? w
, .... .2
, tut tiserus
.... .. u..t. I. K. l. Vril t i i mt s.-tr m-mm.
SI I. ISN'T SEWINO MACHINE.
Send Postal Card for Illustrated Pries J-tst, arc.
"Wlllcox V: fillil'1 S. M. Co.,
Cor. " " ' lot Ureadwty, York
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