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G. T. HC0HE8.
Barnett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law,
PnVe on West Main Street, formerly occupied by
Thorns A Burnett. June3u-6ro.
GREEN & THOMPSON,
Attorneys at Law,
Practice in all tue varioiw ronrts uf Manrr
and adjoining counties. s.Special attention a-iv.
eu to collections. june 15.76.iy.
J. B. BOND,
Attorney at Law,
Vill practice in Maury and adjoining conntiea.
C. V. WITHERSPOON,
Attorney at Law,
M ill attend wifci promptness In nil Legal Business
'ntrusted to his rare in Maury and adjoining c mn
."'.. .h rirt attention to collection and settlements
of nil kinds.
roffla Whitthorne Bloc It.
By ALFRED S. HORSLEY,
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1S77.
VOL. XXII. NO. 45,
THE LARGEST FIRE SURPLUS OF ANY COMPANY RJ3EDICAL,
ITV THE WORLD.
We If old 27tee Safe!'
R O YAL
INSURANCE COMPANY OF LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND.
Manager: JOHN H. McLAREN. Esq., at Liverpool.
TOTAL ASSETS, $18,003,420.05
PWSW a r a 1.111 L'rw. v ww . w r t wew-w M-. i - . Mr. ' '
jyiaii jj.-vsr-io i2i inr. upiih.u STAJM, 2,448,41453
riiw, ouwtyUB At JUi DtUUUiaii ljlAtilL.lllr.ti Ut JSVtlil
. KIND 5,811,481.17
LOSSES PAID SINCE ORGANIZATION 32.301.776.69
'Annual Statement, 'January 1876.1
SUMMARY OF ASSETS:
P. H. SOUTHALL, JR.,
Attorney at. Law,
t,Spe liil sttentii
n given to collection... Office
lune ."0. 187.
Cash in Rank of Liverpool and other Banks $ SVifiDi) 42
Balances in hands of Agents, at Brancc Offices. and in course of transmission Min.K'it 73
. ' i n - . yv. '
v un til principal umcra , gn R3
Real Estate Owned br Company (e encumbrance) 1 il.r.Vii 71
1 " - - - - - - I til , . . " ' - -
r ini.nu, murau buu i uuuiM owe its, .snares sou rvonns owned dt company
.. .(marlcet value $7,488,029.50) 7,047,331 78
united otstes Honda i (market value $1,828,813.50) 1,720,218 70
Stock and Bonds of Corporations and Cities held as security for cash actually
loaned (market value $7,047,532.89 y. 5,84t 403 28
Loans on Bonds and Mortgage 'first liens on $939,973 .02) 341573 02
oecureu ixwns, acrueu interest (since paid), ana admissible Assets 777,562 57
J. B. Ml'RPHY.
LOONEY & SYKES,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancey,
W. P. HOWELL,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
Sp'- ia! attention given to the collection or claim..
Olice: VMutthorac Block, janlly
Total amount of all liabilities exclusive of the undermentioned. $11,040,89 05
Anion nt necessary safely to reinsure all outstanding risks 1,646,280 00
Net Fire Surplus at market value, $5,811,481.17, less $199,321.17
not extended in Company's statement 5,312,160 00 - .
Het Fire Income of Company, :
United States Income Dnrins: 1875,
1,76 4 4.76
Judgment 01 the Peonle.
During the past eight year the public have care
fully ottaerrea tne wonaertui cures accomplished
by Allen' Strengthenittg fontinl.
From its urn many an afflicted sunersr haa been
restored to perfect health alter having expended a
small fortune in procuring medical advice and ob
taining poisonous mineral uieaicines.
Its medical properties are alterative, tonic, rolvent
and diuretic. There is no disease of the human
system for wnich Allen' Strengthening
(ra4a( cannot be uaea witn fieriec-i saiery.
Albs Strengthening Cordial
It will eradicate from the system every taint of
crofula and .Scrsfulous Humor. It has permanently
cured thousands of helpless cases where all other
Known leinedlea tailed.
Allen's Strengthening Cordial
Is the great blood purifier, eures Syphilis, and
moves r iuinles and Humors on the face
Keafoa should teach us that a blotchy, rough or
liitnnleu skin depends entirely tiron an internal
cause, and no outward application can ever cure the
W. C. TAYLOR,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery.
All losses of this department paid by us without reference to Liverpool or elsewhere.
DAKlih-r. A UASIIiEM AN, Managers Southern Dejiartment.
Office: S. E.Cor. Main & Sixth Streets, Ixmisville, Ky.
J. I. ELAH,Es., A rent JONH . BAILEY, Esq., Mpecinl Aarrnt
I K S
OFFICE : With
a. c. hk nr.r.
T. M . JONES, Ja.
JONX3 & HICKEY,
Attorneys at Law
Solicitors in Chancery,
W ill practice in the Conrts of Maury and Ilicknian
Counties. 0-(jrnce: Whitthorne Block,
ans. II-7A Ir.
OGEKQK C. TAYLOB,
B. H. KANBOM.
TAYLOR & SANSOM,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
ill practice In Maury and adjoining counties.
nd in the Kuprema and federal (ourtsat Nashville
hpeclal attention given to the collection of claims.
T" "m- norm aiain ftrwet, second door from
NEW HOUSE ! NEW GOODS ! 1 5
THE LARGEST STOCK IX THE CITY OF
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Old Domestic Whiskies, French Brandies, and Imported Wines and Liquors.
JST-tSpecial inducements offered to Merchants in want of Supplies. I h e a full
stock of Buist's Briggs Bro., and Ferries' New Garden Seeds, which wil he fur
nished to the trade at wholesale rates. Call and Examine Stock an Price.
IS. W. GAMBLE,
Cor. Main and Mechanic Streets.
T.W. TUB PIN
4NO. Y. WRIGHT.
J. V. DEW.
WRIGHT & DEW,
Attorney at Law,
Solicitor in Chancery.
iMUfTice Whitthorne It lock upstairs.
May S 17S.
A. M. HUGHEM.
A. M. HlUHES, Ja,
A. M. HUGHES & SON.,
Attorney at Law
' Solicitor in Chancery,
" in prm in c in tin-1 dun 01 .-naury and adjoinins
counties and Supreme and Federal Courts at Nash-
ill. . The strictest attention will be (iven to all
business entrusted to their rare, office t-onth side
v i .Hum iiriri, noor irora me ?juare.
J. V. M'KIACX,
ITTORSEY A.D C01SSELL0R AT UW,
tiftice: t'p stairs, above Post Office.
W ill give strict attention to all business entrusted
In him, in any of the courts vf Maury, Williamson
and adjoinlnK counties.
'oltertion and settlements of all kinds, attended to
W ill hold an oftica at Spring Hill every Saturday,
may K'th lt7t.
JOHN T. TICK Eli.
W. F. Tl'CKEK.
J. T. & W. F. TUCKER,
AVhoselale and Retail
A N D
Northeast Corner Public Square,
"Dealers in Cotton and all kinds of
prodnee. Liberal advances made on goods
in tie. nov.l9-1875-lv.
Wc have in stock a first-class assortment of
JENNIF, LINDS, .
Also Harness from
siu.oo to 100.00
Our work is first-class; the prices lower
than the same kind of work can be bought
north of Columbia.
June 20. 87-ly. KUHN & TURPIN
MONUMENTS AND TOMBSTONES,
All of th beat Italian Marble. .
Also, I have the Jaieet style of Deaisma.
fcy All work aa cheap aa can be done else
vhere. Maim factory on West Main street,
ear the Inatttme. mh38yi
COLUMBIA, TE N.
fientieraen .who visit this establishment,
will always find the best artists in Columbia.
Hair Cutting, Shaving end Sharnpooning
dene in elegant style. All the Proprietor
asks is a trial.
Transient rates reduces from
4,0 TO 3.00 PER DAT.
(Small rooms $2 50 a day when called for.
Has removed from New York to Columbia, Ten
nessee where he will, in the Inline, practi. e his
proleee on. He can be aeen at all hours, when not
rroleaslonally engageil at tha offim of Dr. Towler.
Sorth Main Street, ColumbU, Tenn. Not. 17-76-ly
PURE BRD POULTRY.
a tret iiLTT.
The nndersia-iied offers fer sale a frw very fine
Cockerel n .f the above varieties, f toca directly from
W. II TllDK. Also a few very a od nKht and
dark Krslmia Cockerels. Vest for liatcbinK in aaa
sod, frosa all of the stiuve varieties. My Kowls are
kept in separate yards, rand bred para. iiicM reaa-i-nabla
and aatiafactiun guaranteed.
arpt,29-7a-l)r. Columbia, Tenn.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
Of '! aw blaw Ten,
Does a General Bankine and
J. M. TOWLCK, Pmlsrsl.
LI CH S FK1EBSON. Cashier.
PORTER. BRYAN & ALFORD,
Wholesale Sealers in
TOBACCO and CIGARS
Proprietors af tha Celebrated
PORTER RIFLE ' CIGAR,
rstWle aVaj autre. NlsnTILLE.
T. A. HARRIS.
Mi. rLEASANT, TENN.
Will be in Columbia everv Monday. Biia
iness.connected with this office left with A.
M. Hughes, Jr., or at bis office, will receive
prompt attention. n a-tf
3Xai'lc These Facts.
The Telimonj of the Whofe World.
"I had no appetite ; Holioway's Pills give
me a hearty one."
"Your Pills are marvelous."
"I send for another box, and keep them in
"Dr. Holloway has cured my headache that
was chronic." "- .
"I gave one of your Pills to my babe for
cholera morbus. The dear little thina is now
"My nausea of a morning is now cured."
"Your box of Holioway's Ointment cured
me of noises in the head. X rubbed some of
your Ointment behind the ears, and the
noise bas left."
"Send me two boxes: I want one for a noor
I enclose a dollar; your price is 25 cents.
i .i ... . . .... .. '
out, me meaicine to me is wortn a dollar."
"Send me five boxes of your pills."
"Let me have three boxes of Pills by re
turn mail, for Chills and Fever."
I have over 200 such testimonials as these,
but want of space compels me to conclude.
For Cutaneous Disorders.
And all eruptions of the skin, this Ointment
is most invaluable. It does not heal exter
nally alone, but penetrates wUh the most
searching effects to the very root of the
Invariably cure the following diseases
Disorder of the Kidneys.
In all diseases afleeting these organs,
whether they secret too much or too little
water; or whether they be afflicted with
stone o gravel, or with aches and pains set
tled in the loins or over the regions of the
kindnevs, these Pills should betaken accord
ing to trie printed directions, and the Oint
ment should be well rubbed into the small
of the hack at bed time. This treatment
will give almost immediate relief when all
other means have failed.
.For Stomachs Out of Order.
No medicines will so eflectuallv improve
the tones of the stomach as these Pills; they
remove all acidity occasioned either by in
temperance or improper diet. They reach
the liver and reduce it to a healthy action;
they are wonderfully efficacious in cases of
all disorders of the Liver and stomach.
HOLLOWAY'S PILIj are the best known
in the world for the following diseases :
Ague, Asthma, Bilious Complaints, Blotches
on the Skin, Consumption of the
Bowels, Consumption, Debility, Drop
syf Dysentery, Erysipelas, Female Ir
regularities, Fevers of all kinds, File, Gout,
Headache, Indigestion, Inflammation, Jaun
dice, Liver Complaiuts, Lumbago, Piles,
Rheumatism, Retention of urine, fScrofula or
King's Evil, Sore Throats, Stone and Oravel,
Tie-Doulourex, Tumors, Ulcers, Worms of
all kinds, Weakness from any cause, etc.
one are genuine unless the signature of
J. IIATPOCK, as agent for the United States,
surrounds each box of Pills, and Ointment,
A handsome reward will be given to any one
rendering such information as may lead to
the detection of any party or parties coun
terfeiting the medicines or vending the same,
Sold at the manufactory of Professor
HOLLOWAY A Co., New York, and by all
respectame druggists ana dealers in medi
cines throughout the civilized world, in boxe
at 25cents, 62 cents and $1 each.
There is considerable saving by takin
the largest sizes.
jn. a. Uireetions lor the guidance of ia
tients in every disorder are affixed to each
OfTlcfs IIS I.tarrl.r Street, rvc Y ark.
Tumors, Ulcers, or Old Sores
Are cauwd by an impure state of the blood : cleanse
the blood thoroughly with Allen' St mi at li-
rnliiff fordid I and the complaints will disap
Alleit'M Strenathenina fnrrfinl cures
onstipatloB, uysDensia. raininess or stomach, it
Is not a stimulating bitters which creates a fictitious
appetite, but a gentle Tonic, which assists nature to
ietore the stomach to a healthy action tio person
suffering with Sour Stomach, Headache, Costivenesn,
Palpitation of the Heart, Indigestion, Low spirits.
etc, can tace tnree doses wunout relief.
Atlrn'm HtmtatHntnti Vortilal cures
re uaieweaaness: itcfnatmcuy upon tnecausesot
these complaints, invigorates and strengthens the
hole svstera, acta uinin the secre;ivc ormns and
Allen' Strenffthetiiiift t'ovdial has
never failed to cure mercurial, diseases, pain In the
noajes, as It removes Irom tne system the producing
cause. Bait Kbeuni and .Scald Head readily yield to
I nc great alterative euecta ot tnis medicine.
Allen's Strettatheninu forilial has
never been known to tail in giving immediate relief
in sii aiseaseaor tne maneys ana urinary organs.
lhis medicine challenges the most profound atten
tion of the medical faculty, many of whom are pre-
scritjing it to their patients.
Allen' HtfpHfftheniitf ford in 1 acta
as aeiigutiuiiy on tne tender iute, tne nios t delicate
tai y, and mnrm old age, as en tnesuoog man ; im
parting health and vigor to the nerves and brain,
blood-vessels, beart aud liver. When taken you
can feel ita life-giviug power course through every
artery, destroying ail diseases in the blood and giv
ing neaitn, elasticity and strength to the whole or
Allen' Strengthening Cord in I is ae i
anowiedged by all (lasses ol people to be tne nest
ana most reliable biooa punner in tne wona. it is
a never failing remedy and can be relied upon. How
many thousands upon thousands have been snatched
as it were from the brink of the grave by its miracu
lous power. Who will suffer from Liver Complaints,
uy spepsia, uisease ot tne stomach, Kidneys, ijoweu,
or Bladder when such a great remedy is within reach.
Volumes might be filled with proof from all parts
of the civilised world to prave that no remedy haa
ever been discovered in the whole history of medi
cine that acts so promptly. Even in the worst cases
of Scrofula a good appetite, complete digestion.
strength and a disposition for exercise, are sure to
follow its use. It the bowels are costive, or head
ache accompanies the disease, the use of Allen's
Liver Pills will remove it. Over eight years' experi
ence and the increasing popularity of Allen's medi
cines are conclusive prooi.
Price 11.00 per bottle, or six bottles for 85 00. If
your druggist or store- keeper does not have it, we
will forward half a dozen to any address on receipt
ef the price.
Prepared only by
F0BTT YEARS BEFORE THE PUBLIC.
DR. C. M9LANFS
SYMPTOMS OF WORMS.
THE countenance is pale and leaden
A colored, with occasional flushes, of
a circumscribed spot on one or both
cheeks ; the eyes becomedull ; thepu
pils dilate ; an azure semicircle runs
along the lower eyelid ; the nose is ir
ritated, swells, and sometimes bleed ;
a swellingof the upper lip ; occasional
headache, with humming or throb
bing of the ears ; an unusual secretion
of 6aliva ; slimy or furred tongiie ;
breath Very foul, particularly in the
morning; appetite variable, some
times voracious, with a gnawing sen
sation of the stomach, at others, entire
lygone ; fleetingpainsin the stomach ;
occasional nausea and vomiting ; vio
lent pains throughout the abdomen ;
bowels irregular, at times costive ;
stools slimy ; not unfrequently tinged
with blood ; belly swollen and hard ;
urine turbid ; respiration occasionally
difficult, and accompanied by hic
cough ; cough sometimes dry and con
vulslve uneasy and disturbed sleep,
With grinding of the teeth ; temper
variable, but generally irritable, &c.
Whenever the above symptoms
are found to exist,
DR. C.MV LANE'S VERMIFUGE
will certainly effect a cure.
IT DOES NOT CONTAIN MERCURY
n any form ; it is an innocent prepara
tion, not eatable of doing the slight
est injury to the most tender infant.
The genuine Dr. MV Lane's Ver-
mifuge bears the signatures ot C
MVLanb and Fleming Bros, on the
wrapper. : o :
' DR. C. MyLANFS
These Pills ate not recommended
as a remedy "rbr all the ills that flesh
is heir to," but in affections of the
liver, and in all Bilious Complaints,
Dyspepsia, and Sick Headache, or
diseases ot that character, they stand
without a rival.
AGUE AND FEVER.
No better cathartic can be used pre
paratory to, or after taking Quinine.
As a simple purgative they are un
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine are never sugar coated.
Each box has a red wax seal on the
lid, with the impression Dit. MP
Lane's Liver Pills. q
Each wrapper bears the signatures
ol (J. MVLane and Fleming J3ros
Sold by all respectable druggists
and country storekeepers generally.
HE HAS COME OVER JORDAN.
BY THE UV. MX BAMXOHD.
The Master has come over Jordan,"
baid Hannah, the mother, one day :
" He is healing the people who throng Him
With a touch of His finger, they say.
" And now I shall carry the children.
Little Rachael and Samuel and John ;
I shall carry the baby Esther,
For the Lord to look upon."
The father looked at her kindly.
But ha shook his head and smiled ;
" Now who but a doatlng mother
Would think of a thing so wlldT
Or dying of fever, 'twere well ;
Or had they the taint of the leper,
. Like many in Israel'
' Nay. do not binder me, Nathan ;
I feel such a burden of care ;
If I carry it to the Master,
Perhaps I shall leave it there.
" If he lays bis hand on the children,
Thy heart will be lighter. I know ;
For a blessing for ever and ever
Will follow then: aa the go."
So oyer the hills to Jordan,
Along by the vine-rows green,
With Esther asleep on ber bosom.
And Kachel, her brothers between.
'Mong the people who hung on His teaching.
Or waited His touch or His word,
1 hmugh the row of proud Pharisees, listening,
tjhe press) d to the feet of the Loid.
" Now. wiy shouldst thou hinder the jJTaster."
Bald refer. " witb children like these ir
freest not how from morning till evening
He teachetb and bealeth disease ? "
The Christ said : "Forbid not the children ;
Permit them to come unto me."
And He took in His arms little Esther,
And Rachel He sat on His knee.
And the heavy heart of the mother
Was lifted all earth's cares above
And He laid His hand on tile brother.
And blest them with tenderest love.
And He said to the babes in Uis bosom,
" Of such is the X ingdom af Heaven,"
And strength for all duty's trials
That hour to hei spirit was given.
THE SJONE BY THE ROADSIDE.
So nil. Main Street,
COLUMBIA .' TEXKE88KK
Board. er Day.
Oarrtaaee. bu??lea or aaddle karna hnWuii m
application tome proprietor,
JAMES la, GUEST.
K. O Jl'UOWELL.
AMERICAN MEDICINE CO.,
ST. Joseph, Mo.
lor sale by all Druggists.
M'DOWELL & WEBSTER.
Attorneys at Law,
THE 1ll IV IX A L A XI GjKXLIXH
VHEPA It A TIOX.
tablixhed that liberal minded men in the medical
profession throughout the ITnion recommend it to
their patients as the very best of all remedies for
Piles. Hundreds of the iaot painiul cases of Piles
nave oeen curea ny its use in a very snort time.
No medicine has ever obtained a higher or more
aeserving reputation man Allen s file ointment.
Allen's Pile Ointmenf is a remedy of universal
usefulness whenever an oil cerate sal ve ointment or
embrocation is required, in cases of Burns, Scalds
Blisters, Sprains. orui!es. Abrasions, Cuts. Uh'ers,
Salt Kheum, letter, r.czema. King Worm, Barlier's
Itch, frosted 1.1 in lis, imiulains, Chapped Skin,
Kever Blisters, Bed So es. Bore Feet, Bunions,
Veeetable Poisonine. Bites ot Insects, etc.
There is no known remedy that gives such lasting
relief as Allen's Pile Ointment. It is a new, de
lightful and wonderful remedy, designed and war
ranted to snperseue an otner ointments yet dis-
Ailen'sriie Ulninient is entirely different from
any other Ointment in the whole world perfectly
harmless' for the infant or aged ; it is cooli-ng and
grateful to the burning brow, throbbing temples and
fever-parched system: it will banish pain andallav
inflammation more rapidlv than any curative com
pound in this or in any other country.
Price SO cents a box, or six boxes for S2 00. If
yqijrjjruggist or store-keeper doe not have it, we
will inrward ba't a dozen to any address on receipt
Prepared only by
AMERICAN MEDICINE GO.,
St. Joseph, Mo.
For sale by all Druggists.
Allen's Liver Pills.
EUSINE R. SMITH, M. D.,
Office at Masonic Hall. Office hours:
Frcm 8 to 9 am.; and from 1 to 3 p. m., and
7 p. m. ept -.
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the year 177 may have, witt.ont rbvrae. tht.umt-eia
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may subscribe for.
Neither premiums to subscribers nor discount to
clubs can be allowed nnleee the money ia r milted
direct to the pablishera. Mo premiums given te clubs.
Circulars with further particulars may be had en
TIm Leonard Scott Publishing Co.,
Teifectly tastcleas, elegantly coated. For the
rure ot all d isomers of the Stomach, Liver, Bowels,
Kidneys, Bladder, Nervous Diseases. Headache,
Constipation, Costiveness, Indigestion. Dyspepsia,
and all Bilious Diseases, such as Constipation. In
ward Piles, Ful nessof Blood to the Head, Acidity
of the Stomach, Nausea, Heartburn, Distrust for
Food. Fullness or Weight in tbe 8tomSch, Hour
r.ructatlons, t-inaing or fluttering at tne fit ol Mie
Stomach, Swimming of the Head, Hurried and Dif
ficult Breathing, Fluttering at the Heart, Cboking
or Suffocating sensations wnen in a lying posture,
Ii ranees of Vision, Dots or Webs before the Sight,
Fever or dull pain in the Head, Difficulty of Per
spirstmn, Yellowness of the Skin and riyes. Pain in
I lie Side, Chest, Limbs, and Sudden Flu.-hcs ef
Heat Burning of the Flesh, etc
Allen' I.irer fill may always be relied
on as a safe and effectual remedy, and may lie takes
by both aexesat all times with beneficial results.
By their use the weak are made strong Distress
after eating. Inward Weakness, Lancuor, Want ol
A ppetite, are at once reniovd by a dose or two of
these Pills. Thousands of petsons who have used
these Pills we have yea to bear the first complaint
from one who bas tried them. They always give
ALLEN'S LIVER PILLS
Regulate tbe organs of the system, restoring func
tional harmony and securing tbe secretion ot the
pioper constituents of each organ. By their action
the liver secrete, its allotted proportion of bile the
lungs carbon, the skin sweat, tbe kidneys urine,
etc., ana are aiwav rename as a purgative.
Tbe aged, and persona aubjected to Constipation,
neaaoei-s ol the Bowels, Kidneye
and Bladder, etc., that have to resort to Injections,
br taking two or three of Allen't Liver Pills, will
enjoy uatural discharges, and by the occasional use
of them have regular operations In the e cases
their strengthening and nutritious principles are
exhibited ; every dose will add pew strength to tbe
Bowels. Liver, Kidneys, etc, that may be worn or
depleted bv aee.
in these Pills, a want that science has ever failed
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PAYINU OUT THE SILVER.
The) tmooal Now 1st lrrnlallon-err
(arjr ajhertttaa'a Pulley.
The order of Secretary Sherman, issued
a short time ago, directing the exchange
ot wlver coin lor national bank currency,
has been the means of distributing a
large amount of silver in some i emote
districts where there was a great scarcity
of small change. The change thus far
for the present month acrcTeeates over
$600,000, the shipments vesterday alone
exceeded $40,000. The disbursements
of silver to date have been as follows
On account of currency oblien tions....l-'.a;o.(! 81
In redemption ot fractional currency . 31.070,31.
There still remains outstanding frac
tional currency to the amount of f Tl,-
4.iy,do, wnicn. added to the silver in
circulation, gives a grand total of $53,
.7(J,b4z. ihis would appear to be a
violation of the late act of congress,
which fixes the silver circulation at
$56,000,000. Secretary Sherman, in ex
f Sanation of his action in exceeding the
imitation, says that at the time of the
passage of the act fixing a limit to the
silver coinage there were $4,000,000 then
in the treasury. He claims the right to
issue, ana consequently the silver or
culation, when it is all out, will amount
to $54,000,000. It is believed at the
treasury, however, that at least $10,
000,000 of fractional currency has been
lost or destroyed, and will never be pre
sented for redemption. There bas al
ready been a large falling off in monthly
receipts tor redemption, in iuay, icu,
the first full month of silver disburse
ments after the passage of the act, there
was redeemed at the treasury $3,500,565
in fractional currency, whilst lor the
month of March last the amount re
deemed was only $y93,l08. It is not
probable, therefore, that the silver cir
culation will exceed $44,000,000 for a
long time to come, or until it is definitely
known about what amount oi fractional
currency has been lost, and congress
takes one action in tbe premises, as
Secretary Sherman declines to act on the
hypothesis that any part of the circula
tion has been lost or destroyed, and issue
another medium of circulation In its
place. Philadelphui Press
A Primitive PInte Fnnoral.
An old Piute Indian departed for
the happv hunting-ground, by way
of old age and general debility,
from the camp on the hill back of the
city hall last night. It is not the curtom
with the l'iutes to bury their dead, and
in this instance they merely carried the
corpse a few rods from the camp and de-
poGiiea lion me grouuu. kjiij luarsnai
Brennan. learning this morning that the
corpse was lying on the hill-side, com
manded Capt. Sam to have it properly
buried, bam is an intelligent native and
made no objections to complying witb
the marshal s orders : but nve other In
dians standing by, whom he asked to as
sist in the burial, positively refused to
have anything to do with it. Upon this
the officer threatened that unlers
they proceeded to bury the dead Indian
forthwith, he would arrest them and
have them fined $4,000,000 each. Thin
threat had the desired effect on the In
dians, and the funeral commenced. They
wrapped the corpse in a robe of rabbit
ftkins and tied it up with rape, making
a bundle in the shape of a ball. This
they dragged over the hill to an old shaft,
nto which they dumped it without cere
mony, in reply to a question as to the
cause ot the Indian s death, a dusky
maiden who was an interested spectator
at the funeral, replied : " Heap too dam
Where the town of Randolph now car
ries on its busy trade, Egbert Kacon s
farm was once located. Egbert Bacon
was my grandfather. His farm covered
more than seven hundred good acres, and
he considered himself wealthy, as he un
doubtedly was. He started in life a poor
boy, and his honest accumulation was
the result of his toil.
Grandfather was a very peculiar man.
Many persons consider him penurious,
but he was really liberal ; and from the
fact that his charities were given with
secrecy, people supposed that he never
contributed to good works. It was in his
old age (and he lived to a great period)
that a company of speculators bought his
land, because of the fine water power that
ran through it, and as soon as they erected
the mills the place began to go forward
until liacon's farm was a thing of the
past. I can recollect when the first mill
was built, and I well remember my boy
ish curiosity in watching the mechanics
who worked upon it.
My grandmother was about the same
age as her husband. i?he did not long
survive his death, and I missed a good
friend and counsellor when she left me.
Grandfather expected me to be a farmer,
but as I never had any taste for hard
work, my thoughts and inclinations went
another way. Ot course he was not at all
pleased with my stubbornness, but my
good grandmotheralwaysstepped between
me and. his wrath, and shielded me much
from his displeasure.
Ihe old gentleman was a sturdy man
at seventy years. He invariably dressed
in brown clothes, and wore so broad a
brim to his low-crowned hat he might
easily have been taken for a Quaker at
hrst eight. But get him angry once ( and
hia irritability was easily aroused) and he
would let ny such sharp and vehement
sentences that it was sometimes difficult
to imagine they were not profane.
I was nineteen years old and was deep
in love with bailie Miner, the young
lady who played the organ at the Cross
Roads Church, and was the finest dancer
amont all the girls in tbe country.
Grandfather had conceived a dislike for
Sallie because she was a musician. He
had no ear for music, and was not
moved by discord of sweet sounds,"
and nothing so quickly excited his ire as
to scrape a violin within his hearing, or
strike a chord upon the piano.
Much against my own grandfather s
inclination, he permitted me to enter the
law office of Mr. Smart, as a student.
Had it not been for the good offices of
my grandmother I should net have had
the wish of my heart gratified. But she
smoothed the way for my grandfather's
consent. But he never ceased to ridicule
me for my pretensions, and positively
refused to give me his consent to marry
Sallie Miller. It would not have been a
wise thing in me to cross the old gentle
man's whims, for I was his heir : and he
could have found another without much
difficulty, so I never urged my case but
humored him in every way I could
" What are you thinking about fath
er, she inquired, ohe always called
him by that name.
I was thinking," he slowly replied.
taking the pipe from between his lips and
dropping both hands upon, his knees,
"that a tew years hence, and one won't
see good old hickory logs burning upon
andirons. Stoves and grates, and that
infernal coal that makes gas enough to
fcuffocate a household, will supply the
place of our old-fashioned fires."
X ought to have neid my tongue, lor
he was not speaking to me ; but I want
ed to show oft some.of my smartness, and
so I replied :
Oh 1 my dear sir, there is really no
occasion for having a stove which per
mits the gas to escape, wa have now
gas consuming stoves, and one is not
troubled in the way you suppose."
"Pray, Mr. smartness, permit me to
inmiire how long you have been nosess-
ed of thia valuable information ? I have
known it for some years, or rather have
beard it said, that these stoves were gas
burners, but it's all a lie ; there's net a
word of truth in it. I've known them
to send out as much gas as would kill an
ox, l he were connnea in tne atmos
phere. Now, sir, don't you feel like a
Come now, father," replied my
grandmother, "don't be so severe on the
boy," (she called me a boy to the day of
her death) ; "he only told you what he
heard, no doubt, and of course every one
is liable to make mistakes, especially
about such matters."
"That puts me in mind," continued
my grandiather, "oi asking you now
you are coming on witn your piano-
I scarcely see ner, except on oun-
" Humph: returned my grandfather.
clearing his throat. I didn t like the
ejaculation. I often heard it before, and
1 regarded it witn tne same apprehen
sion that a mariner does an ugly cloud
that rises up to the windward.
Humph! he continued, blowing a
column ot smoke toward the china orna
ments on the mantelpiece, " what are
you good for?" He looked squarely at
tne at he asked question.
He evidently expected a reply, so I
answered him by sa yirg that as yet I
" That's candid, at all events," he re
plied. " I've been thinking a good deal
about you of late, and it occurred to me
that you might make a poor lawyer after
all. And you know what a poor lawyer
it. You remember Simmons, the man
who used to board about upon the farm
ers during the summer time ? Well, he
was what tbey term a poor lawyer. He
hadn't brain enough to make his pro
fession support him, and was re.idy to do
writing or saw wood to help to eke out a
" Our grandson has brains," tartly in
terrupted my grandmother. "My side
f Ika faM.ilw .wuiveiruarl no foal -n1
yours, father, were what wa3 termed cute
" There's a beginning everywhere," re
turned tbe old man, pumng vigorously
at his pipe. " There must be a begin
ning." Having delivered this remark with an
emphasis which left no doubt that he be
lieved it, he went on :
" Can you take that clock to pieces
(there was an old-fashioned clock stand
ing in the corner ot the room) and put
it together again V
" I'm no clock-maker," I replied.
" That is to say," rejoined he, " you
have no mechanical ingenuity. One
need not be a clock-maker to do that. I
have done it, and can do it again ; and I
am no clock-maker."
" How unreasonable you are, fiither,"
suggested my grandmother.
" He did not appear to notice her le
mark. but continued :
"Can you turn a eomerisauU?"
" I never tried," I replied.
"Then you are not as expert as a
clown. For the life of me f can't see
what good you are going to do in the
"And I can't see," said my dear old
grandmother, "what occasion there will
be for the boy to mend clocks or turn
somersaults. lo bear you talk, one
would think you had nothing to leave
him but your advice, and that is not of
the most encouraging nature.
"A young man should rely on him
self," returned my grandfather. " Riches
take wings. 1 ve managed to hold my
property together pretty well, but how
do I know he will do so when you and I
are gone? He'll marry Miss Miller,
What sort of a wife will she make him ?
Smart with her heels, no doubt. Nimble
with her fingers at the old organ, but
those won t serve to keep a family from
going headlong to destruction.
" Sallie Miller is a very prudent and
useful girl," replied my grandmother.
" I don't see what you find amiss in her."
"Don't you?" he replied. Then he
relapsed into silence, and smoked and
looked into the fire.
By and by he got up and walked out
of the room, and then my dear old
grandmother took my hand and held it
in her own, and told me not to fret, that
she would bring my grandfather to think
better of my sweetheart.
I thanked, her ever so much, but I had
little hope that she would ever be sue
About this time my grandfather was
selling some property in the town where
I was reading law, and it became neces
sary lor him to go there to sign some
deeds and receive the money for the
sale. At his request I accompanied bim
It was nearly evening when his busi
ness was finished, and we set out on our
return home. Four thousand dollars,
the proceeds of the sale, my grandfather
carried in bank notes on his person, as it
was too late to make a deposit in bank
The old gentleman was in good humor.
and talked pleasantly as we drove along.
My mind wu full of schemes just at
that time, as to how 1 was to support
Sallie Miller if I married her before my
grandfather died. I little dreamed that
ere we arrived home a way would be
opened to me. We were going down a
steep hill, and it was now quite dark,
when the horse stumbled and fell, and in
an instant a shaft was snapped in twain.
I sprang out of the wagon and grand
father quickly lellowed.
Tbe horse in his fall had become en
tangled in the harness, and lay helpless
upon the earth. J.he moon was just ris
ing and gave but an uncertain light,
the sky was full of fleecy clouds, but still it
was light enough to perceive grandfather
drop the package of $4,000 as he stooped
down to free the horse. There it lay at
my feet and he was unconscious ot his
loss. Another instant I had picked it
up and was holding it behind me, irreso
lute how to act. You will understand
that I didn't mean to steal it, but some
how or ether I had an indistinct idea
that I could make the occasion serve my
aims. There was a large flat stone by
the roadside. I had trapped a rabbit
there once, and I knew there was a con
siderable cavity beneath it. An instant
later the $4,000 were deposited in the
The shaft being tied up we got on our
way again, but it was midnight ere we
arrived at home.
Grandfather had not been within
doors five minutes ere he discoverd the
loss of hia money. He didn't get angry
but was frightened. It was the first
time in my life I had witnessed him
Did you have much of a search? Where
did you discover it 7
" Just where I said you lost it. On
the spot where we broke the shaft."
Grandfather examined the package
and found it ali right. Then he hugged
me, and pulled my ear. saying:
" Now, you scamp, you can marry Sal
lie Miller, liring her home here, for she
no doubt requires a good deal of instruc
tion in house-keeping, and your grand'
mother will make her tit to keep your
house from running to waste.
Readers, these things happened many
years ago. All the landmarks about the
farm have long since passed awav ; but
there is still a large, flat stone by the
roadside, as one rides out from the town
of Randolph, and I never gaze upon it
without recollecting how intimately my
destiny and that old rock are connected.
" I've lost my money," he exclaimed,
as he drew bis hand lrom bis coat pocket.
Then he slid down, like a helpless child,
into a chair and the cold perspiration
broke out in large drops on his forehead.
His face became very white. Grand
mother was standing by hia side.
" Never mind,"eheexclaimed, "grand
son will go back and look lor it, and
dare say will find it too."
"Four thousand dollars don't lay long
on my road, however unfrequented, and
tbe road we traveled to-night bas always
some one passing over. No, the money
won't be found. Ah! me;" and the old
man lav back in his chair like one ill. -
For an instant my heart reproached
me, and I was almost ready to confess
my trick, for my grandfather looked tbe
picture ot despair.
" I'll go and saddle a horse and ride
back. 1 suppose you must have lost it
when the horse was being freed from the
harness.- 'Tis only three miles back and
the moon is now up. It won't take me
long to ride it."
" I think I'll go with you," replied the
"Don't think of it," I replied. "Trust
me, grandfather; if I can't mend a clock
or turn a somersault, you will acknowl
edge I was always a good hunter. I'll
bet you anything you dare that I'll re
cover every dollar of your money."
" Do you think so?" he asked, grasping
me by the band. " You must not mind
what I said to you, my boy, about being
good for nothing. You are my grandson,
and my boy heir, too. All I have will
be yours some day."
" There's one thing vou wou't agree to
let me have," I replied.
He waved his hand.
" I know what you are going to say,"
he answered. " Weli, your grandmother
has .been talking to me on the subje
Go, along, boy, bring me back t
thousand dollars, and I'll allow you to
marry Sallie Miller.".
I made a spring for the door and was
hurrying to the stable, when the old
gentleman followed me.
"Remember my conditions, the four
thousand dollars I lost. Find that for
me, and you can marry Sallie Miller,
and I'll provide for you. But if you
fail to bring me the money, I say nay,
and perhaps for a good while to come."
I flew along that road as fast as good
horse flesh could carry me, but felt like
a guilty wretch, as I knelt down by the
stone, and passed my band beneath it.
A pi earn of happiness crossed my heart
as I held the package in mv hand.
My hrst impulse was to hurry home as
fast as I bad hither. But reflecting that
my speedy return might throw a suspi
cion on tbe affair, I allowed the horse to
walk nearly the whole distance.
U rand mother met me at the door, she
said my grandfather had been counting
the minutes since I lelt. lie was still in
the sitting room.
1 held the package up, and grand
mother kissed me.
" You are a good boy," she said, " and
I'll see that your grandfather does the
right thing by Sallie Miller."
" Here you are, sir," l shouted, com
ing into the old man presence, and
placing the package in his hands.
"Thank heaven!" he devoutly ex-
.1aimv1 I had cnVsn it. tin vnw how
The Effect or the War lu this Country.
Though our commercial relations with
the two belligerents are comparatively
insignificant, the clash of arms in the
east can not but have an immediate and
considerable bearing upon American com
merce. Of late years Russia, and lurkey
and her appanages, have furnished 'Eng
land and the continent principally
Englandwith average yearly supply of
grain, amounting in the aggregate to
about 45,000,000 bushels. This supply
will not only be cut off, but the two
belligerents, with probably together not
less than a million and a half of men in
the field to feed, will be constantly in
the market as buyers of grain and pro
visions. Any grain deficiency in Europe, aris
ing from war or other causes, must be
substantially supplied by the United
States. Owing to a perfected system of
cheap rail and water transportation from
the grain-growing districts of the west
to the Atlantic sea board, American
grain has of late years steadily crowded
Russian cereals from British markets.
In the present instance no other grain -
growing country can successfully com
pete with us in supplying an extraordi
nary demand for breadstuff's for military
consumption. This enlarged export of
grain and ptovisions promises more
money to our agricultural classes, in
creased activity to railroad business, and
a nrobablv revival to some other branches
The sending abroad of dressed meat
and ii ve stock, which has grown so rapidly
during the last eighteen months, will be
increased by tbe Itussian-Xurkish war.
As yet there is no demand for American
iresn oeei upon the continent, but it is
understood that several speculators are
now abroad with the intention of intro
ducing it ; and we have heard that the
German steamers will soon lie fitted up
with refrigerators for tbe export of fresh
beef, the same as the English steamers
now are. Ihe exportation of beef hrst
commenced in October 1875, with a ship
ment of 38,000 pounds from this port,
which had increased to 6,2C2,355 pounds
(valued at ?.517,761') in March last, the
consumption oi American beef in Eng
land has surprised the most sanguine
shiriDers on this side. Within the last
48 houis the largest shipper of fresh beef
in this town has received a telegram from
a weil known and responsible English
house, offering to take all hia shipments
at sixpence per pound (a little over 12
cents) laid down in Liverpool. War and
war rumors have increased England's
needs in this direction. 1 he exportation
of fresh meat from this country ia likely
soon to become a great leature of our in
But while war will probably increase
our sales of food products, it will to very
nearly tbe same extent check tbe con
sumption of cotton, petroleum, and other
raw materials, for which Europe looks
chiefly to us. At the same time the exist
ing prostration of trade abroad must be
greatly augmented by the closing of
European markets, and large lines ot cer
tain descriptions ot manufactured goods
must be shipped to this country and sold
for the most they will bring. American
markets will become outlets for whatever
ia unsalable in the. great centers of
European trade, and imported goods will
fall in value here, a decided gain to
the great mass of the people, those who
consume tea, coffee and cigars, as well as
to the wealthier classes who drink foreign
wines, dress in broad-cloth and silks, and
indulge in expensive European luxuries.
Our manufacturers will probably be
shorn of a portion of their profits by the
great influx ot liritish, I" rench and
German goods forced on at ruinous
Yet, while our trading and commer
cial interests will be variously, and not
always beneficially, affected by war in
Europe, our financial condition will be
strengthened and imvoved. Our Gov
ernment securities will be free from the
distrust attaching to the great borrowing
nations of Europe, any ol which are likely
to be drawn Into tbe conflict, it is not,
from present appearances, probable that
the struggle will long be confined to
Russia and Turkey. Prudent European
investors will, therefore, naturally single
out United States bonds, nov prominent
ly and favorably known in all European
money markets, as least likely to be
effected by the contingencies of the war,
and as presenting every guarantee of
safety. In tbe main, the war will benefit
ua both commercially and financially,
though probably not to any astonish
ing extent.. New York Sun.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
Much of the charity that begins at
home is too feeble to get out of doors.
As you cannot avoid your own com
pany, make it as good as possible.
Philadelphia is the greatest Ameri
can city in its line. Its line is horning
marrying and dying.
All other signs may fail; but when
you see a woman with a straw bat on her
head, a drop of whitewash on her nose,
and an expression of great executive
ability on her features, you may bet that
the season of ethereal mildness is at
" Let me see, " says the nurse of a
sick man, " the doctor said one teaspoon
ful every ten minutes; that makes six
every hour, say twenty-two during the
night. I shall give seventy-two spoon
fuls right away, and have a chance to get
a little sleep myself. "
A woman recently entered a store and
sat down in front of an iron safe to warm
her feet. After sitting some twenty or
thirty minutes, she remarked that shs
"never did like them kind of stove,
they don't throw out scarcely any heat,
those gas burners don't."
The first thing a young man does en
seeing a friend with a :iew hat on is to
take it of! and serenely try it on his own
head. When a young lady sees an ac
quaintance with het new bonnet on, she
just lifts her nose and serenely wonders
where the thing got that fright."
Hebe's another warning : A man
down town refused to stay home after an
early supper and help his wife white
wash the back yard fence, and his black
hair turned white in less than a minute.
His wife's painful awkardnesa with the
whitewash brush caused the sudden
Little four-year-old Lulu was very
much afraid in. the dark, and for that
reason had great dread of bed time.
Complaining of this to a friend one diiv.
she was told that if she would remember
always that "darkness and light are
alike to (rod" she would no longer be
afraid. The next morning, upon enter
ing the breakfast roam, the little one ex
claimed : " Wen, Mrs. , 1 was 'Irani
agin lastnight!" " Why, how was that?"
asked the lady, "did you not rememlier
what I told you 7 ' " Oh, yes, " replied
Lulu ; " I 'membered it, but the 'fraid is
in me, and can't be got out of me. "
SrrpOHE," says 1 r. Siemens, "water-
power to be employed to give motion to
dynamo electrical machine, a very
powerful current is the result. This
may be carried to a great distance
through a large metallic conductor, and
there be made to impart motion to electro
magnetic engines, to ignite the carbon
points of electric lamps, or to effect the
separation of metals from their ores. A
copper rod ot three inches diameter
would be capable of transmitting 1000
horse power a distance of say thirty
miles, an amount sufficient to supply
250,000 candle-power, which would be
sufficient lo illuminate a moderate si.ed
town." Some of these days it will not
be surprising to find the above sugges
tions carried into practical effect by in
ventors in places where the necessary
conditions are favorable.
To be jierfectly natural is to be well
bred ; and, contradictory as it may seem,
I quite believe that natural manner may
be cultivated just as well as an artificial
one. Affection and solf-conRtiousnessaro
always displeasing, and, unfortunately,
they often "prevent most estimable per
sons being appreciated, aa from their
many good qualities they deserve to be.
If we look around us, and note who are
the most popular of our acquaintances,
we shall find that it is rarely the hand
somest, the cleverest, or most accomp
lished, but invariably those who have the
happy talent of being able to forget
themselves. These might be endowed
with fairy wands, so manifold are their
powers of charming. They make tho
silent talk, the grave merry, and those
weighed down with sorrow put away
their grief. Such are ever welcome, for
by their ready sympathy they can adapt
themselves to any society ; and in the art
of entertaining others they are simply
perfection, for they make their friends
feel that they have really come out to
enjoy themselves, and not merely fer the
sake of fulfilling an irksome social duty.
A Singular Case.
The Way the United Males Troon
Marched Away In New Orleans.
"Carry arms!" commanded the colonel.
Thev were carried. "Order arms!"
Carry arms!" he repeated, in quick
succession, ihe orders were executed
with martial precision, and the bayonets
glittered above the soldiers' shoulder
-J - . . tt 1 at i a -1
knots. " Kight by lours, marcn i ine
first nete of the noon-day bells commenc
ed tolling. " Forward, march ! The
drum major lifted his ponderous baton,
the immense red plume in his bear fin
cap nodding like a scarlet poppy on the
summit of a mountain. Tbe band struck
unla ouick march as they defiled upon St.
Charles street. "Column right! " yelled
Colonel Brooke.Iookingasmad as a March
bare. This was the second time be had
evacuated. The other time was in Arkan-
. In this way the column reached St.
Louis Btreet, where the word was
" column left," and so they kept on to
ward the levee. The music by the band
was most appropriate, being nothing
more nor less than a variation of that
ancient military tune known as " Love,
farewell, " commencing in the song with
the following affecting lines :
"Now, brave boys, we're aoarcblDgoB.to Portugal
Colors flying, drums a-beating ; devil a back we'I
So, love, fara ou well. "
Neio (rlenns Istfer.
The following extraordinary story
comes to us from Cambridge, England :
A railway porter, about thirty years of
age, was recently seized with bronchitis,
and was supposed to have expired in the
throes of that dreadful ailment, whit h
slays every year its thousands of little
children and of aged people, simply be
cause extreme youth is equally with ex
treme age too feeble to clear the bronchial
tubes by a vigorous and sustained eflbrt
of coughing. The railway jKirter sup
poed to have departed this life was dulv
laid out and placed in a coflin. As his
assumed dissolution had been sudden,
the coroner was consulted on the pro
priety of holding an iixiuest. Some un
certainty in this regard appears to have
reigned in the mind of the ittfdical man
who had been called in, but, at any rate, tho
railway porter lay in his coflin two days,
at the expiration of which he quietly
got out of it, and, to the inexpressible
amazement and alarm of those present in
the chamber of death, sat himself down
in a chair. It is stated that, in order to
alleviate the severity of the spasms of
bronchitis, the patient's mother had ad
ministered to him a sleeping draught,
which had produced a deeo and lenpthv
stupor, but the effects of which had stop
ped short just on this side of the grave.
Commenting on this curious case, the
London Telegraph remarks that there
are advantages in keeping a corime above
ground for four or five days, or even for
a whole week, after death. Among all
the Latin races, interment within four
and twenty hours is the invariable and
rigorously enforced rule of police; and
had this poor railway jiorter lieen a
Frenchman, an Italian, or a Spaniard,
he would have been duly screwed down
and carried away, insensible, but still
alive, to the cemetery. Into any consid
eration of the waking up of the supposed
dead man, the mind, appalled, shrinks
from entering. Who that has visited
the Musee Wirth at Brussels bas not
turned away shuddering from that in
effably ghastly picture of the living hand
and arm, corrugated with the supremo
agony of effort, protruding from the half-
raised lid of a cofhn too nastily naueu
down ? There is no corpse within that
bier, but a Irving creature vainly striving
to burst his cerements. Cases of prema
ture interment are, there is every reason
to believe, lamentably prevalent on the
continent; especially when cholera or
other epidemics are raging. The most
serious objection to tfie j',ngiish system
lies in the fact that it is only the corpse
of paupers which are conveyed to mor
tuaries, and that the supply of dead
houses, even for paupers, is insufiicient.
The remains of the respectable classes
are comned among the living, ana are
permitted to remain there lor days
together, poisoning the atmosphere and
horrifying the survivors.
Tbia is not dissimilar from sea sick
ness; it requires long experience in a
ring to overcome the nausea consequent
upon going round and round in one di
rection. Uneof the most difficult things
for a circus rider to overcome is this
sickness. Clowns and ringmasters suffer
from it gTeatly, at first, from merely see
ing the horses go round and rouna , out,
even after years oi experience, nw-
master (whose principal business in tne
ring is to keep the horses u p to a certain
gait, and not merely to give cues to the
clown), if a horse balks or gets oenina
time, and he is obliged to keep cl-e
upon him, is very likely to suffer from a
pronounced fit of sickness at the stomach
after be leaves the ring. Scie
Goat-Milk and Sleeve-Milk.
In the southern portion of Italy goat's
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milk is verr generally neu ay tne ynnnrt
classes, who cannot allord the milk or
cows. This kind of milk is frequently
required alto by worthy people, n w
said to be efficacious in the cure oi
various diseases. Difficulties, however,
often attend even the procuring of goat a
milk, although the venaers urivw m
little animals about from door to door.
and deliver tbe article aone up m m
original package. .A case in point oo,
eeri where a friend ot the writer's,
desiring some goat's milk for his sick
child, directed that a goat should b
driven up each morning, three flights of
stairs, and be milked at his apartment
door, in erder to be safe from fraud. On
morning a member of his family stepped
suddenly into the hall when the processt
of goat-milking was going on, and her
eye caught a glimpse of two streams of
fluid gently flowing one from the na
tural source and the other from aiyring
Fartly hidden up the milkmaid's sleeve,
t is hardly necessary to add that ono
stream was milk and the other a tolera
bly fair quality of water, both of which
were harmoniously commingling.-
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