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Stories or Intelligent Animals tha
It is to be hoped, says CJtamben'1 Jour
nal, that the animal scale of morality i
not so low that when a brute acts hon
estly it does so only because honesty v.
the best policy. There are many in
"""?stances known of animals acting honest
lywhea the slightest promptings of in
stinct would nave shown that it was
more politic to act otherwise. Self
denial and self-sacrifice have been fre
quently needed of animals, and in the
hour of temptation they have oot suc
cumbed. Quite rccontly tho Canadian
papers reported an anecdote of canine
fidelity which, had it been told of a Ro
man soldier or a Hindu nurse, would
\ have been bruited throughout the civil
?ized world as an instance of humanity's
supremesfc devotion to duty. The story
as told to us is, when Bearing Montreal,
the engine-driver of a train saw a great
cog standing on the track and barking
furiously. The driver blew his whistle,
yet trie hound did not budge, but crouch
ing le w was struck by the locomotive
and killed. Some pieces of white mus
lin on the engine attracted the driver's
notice; he stopped the train and went
back. Beside the dead dog was a dead
child, which, it is supposed, had wan
dered on to the track and had gone to
sleep. The poor, watchful guardian Bad
given its signal for the train to stop,but,
unheeded, had died at its post, a victim
? This is no solitary specimen of canine
integrity. The author of "Salad for the
Social" tells of a dog whose master de
posited abag in one of the narrow streets
ol Southampton, and left his dog to
guard it, with strict injunctions not to
ieaVe it.- The faithful creature was so
stanch in the fulfillment of duty, that,
rather than forsake its trust, it actually
allowed a heavy cart to drive over it and
crush it to death.
It is not merely momentary impulse or
ignorance of the effects of this' stead
fastness?as some may imagine?that
prompts animals to act thus faithfully.
There are numerous cases on record to
proTe that they will sustain hunger, en
dure pain and fatigue, and withstand
temptation at the dictates of duty as gal
lantly as any human being. Yo?att is
the authority for the following remarka
ble instance of canine integrity:
An officer returning from a day's
shooting deposited his spoil in a certain
room, in the custody of his dogs. He
locked the door, put the key in his pock
et and departed. Soon afterward he
was called away upon urgent business,
and during his absence of several days
forgot ali about his big game and dogs.
When he returned home he hastened to
his room and there found both dogs
dead of hunger. Not only had they
refrained from touching the game, but
they,had also kept quiet, having neither
barked nor cried, evidently fearing to
betray the trust they deemed their mas
ter had confided to them.
In his interesting "African Travels,"
Le Vaillant details how he missed his
favorite setter. After a fruitless search
and the repeated firing of his gun to
guide the animal, he sent an attendant
Back by tho way they had traveled to
try and discover the lost favorite.
Aooufc two leagues back the dog was
found keeping guard over a chair and a
basket whicTi had been dropped unper
ceived from the wagon. But for this
fortunate discovery the dog must have
perished by hunger or from beasts of
In Tajlor's "General Character of the
Dog" is given an account of one these
faithful animals which daily carried to a
laborer in the Portsmouth dockyard his
dinner. Trusty, as the dog was rightly
named, had to take the basket contain-'
ing his master's midday mtal upward of
a mile, so that he had frequently to rest
on the journey. He was very careful as
to whore he deposited his load, and
would not allow anyone to come near it.
When he reached tho dock gates he
often had to wait until they were opened
for the admission or egress of anyone,
but the instant he could effect an en
trance he ran in with his chacge and car
ried it to his master, who, after he had
^partokiuxjithis dinner, re-delivered the
empty basket to his faithful servitor to
carry home again.
I In his "Essay on Instinct," Hancock
ielLs of a dog belonging to a Glasgow
tap-room keeper that was accustomed to
carry its master's breakfast to him in a
tin caa betweeB its teeth. When the
family removed the dog changed his
route and never went wrong. It could
not be induced to accept a favor wheu
on its master's errands, and carefully
avoided any of its own species. This
incorruptible servant, which, by the
way, understood Gaelic as well us" Eng
lish, often carried home meat to the
weight of half a stone, but never at
tempted to touch it. Dogs, indeed,
rarely attempt to touch food belonging
to their owners. One very remarkable
instance is recorded by Jessie of a dog
that accompanied its mistress when re
turning from market with a basket of
They were overwhelmed by a snow
storm, and not discovered for three days;
the woman was found to be dead, but
^thedog, which was lying by her side,
w'lis" *fllrvc. The honest creature, how
over, had not touched the eatables in his
mistress' basket, but, cs neighboring vil
lagers remembered, when too late, had
been endeavoring, on the evening of the
"storm, by whining and signs they could
not comprehend, to induce them to fol
low it to where its mistress was.
Ia his "Anecdotes of Dogs," Captain
Brown speaks of a mast id that was
locked up by mistake an entire'day in a
pantry where milk, butter, and meat
were within reach. The hungry dog did
not tcuchany of these things, though it
ate voraciously as soon as food was given
Colonel Hamilton Smith is our au
thority for the anecdote of a dog that
followed its owner, who was on horse
back and who contrived to drop some
cakes from his basket as he cantered
home. On his arrival he found that his
trusty follower had gathered up some of
the lost cakes .ind carried them home,
and had gone for the remainder, which
it duly returned with untnsted.
"Dogs," says Colonel Smith, "have an
instinctive comprehension of the nature
of property," and it is really most re
markable, considering that they have not
human speech, how frequently and how
well they make us understand thei.- views
on this poiut. The colonel alludes to the
case of a lady at Bath, who was some
what alarmed by the behavior of a
strange mastiff that seemed anxious to
prevent her going on. Finding she had
lost her veil, she turned back, the dog
going before her until she came to the
missing article and picked it up. As
soon as the dog saw she had regained
her property it scampered off to its mas
A Japanese Village.
Among the new sights of London is
the Japanese village at Albert Gate,
writes a correspondent of the Detroit
Pb-efi Pres*. This costs you a shilling on
ordinary days and a half crown on Wed
nesdays. It is a wonderful place. There
are rive streets of houses, shops and man
ufactories. Much of the material has
been brought over from Japan. The vil
lage is peopled with real Japaucsc?over
a hundred of them?men, women and
children, only a few of whom can speak
a word of English. Work in Japan
seems to be very easy to judge by the
exhibition near Hyde Park, for every
workman sits down. Even tho carpen
ter persues his arduous toil sitting down.
Most of his methods arc the reverse of
"ours. Both p'anc and saw he pulls to
ward him. Lacquering, fan making and
paintra^r. decorating, sc> callcd artistic
work, the making "of pretty cabinets,
painting and all that are done here, and
the visitor is of course privileged to buy
if he wants to. There is a Japanese
theatre" eh the grounds and those who
pay the admission fee arc given free scats
?at this opera house. There are three
performances daily. No plays are given,
as it is/ thought too few in London un
derstood the language. There arc some
wondo>ful feats of juggling, ball tossing,
and the balancing of things on the nose
of the .Jap, who is the particular star of
the trotjje. There are wrestlers and fen
cers auu a fellow who walks a wonder
fully slack wire. The Japanese orches
tra furnibes the music, such as it is.
FOR PENNINE READERS.
t A Word to the Ladles.
Jane Eyre says: "I know that if worn
' en wish to escape the stigma of hus
1 band-seeking they must act and look
" like marble or clay?cold, expressionless,
1 bloodless; for every appearance of feel
ing, of joy, sorrow, friendliness, antipa
thy, "admiration, disgust, are alike con
strued by the world into an attempt to
1 hook a husband. Never mind! well
meaning women have their own con
sciences to comfort them after all. Do
not, therefore, be too much afraid of
showing yourself as you are, affectionate
and good-hearted; do not harshly repress
sentiments and feelings excellent in
themselves because you fear that some
puppy may fancy that you are letting
them come out to fascinate him; do not
condemn yourself to live only by halves
because if you showed too much anima
tion some pragmatical thing in breeches
might take it into his pate to imagine
that you designed to dovote your life to
Wall Pockets of Fans.
A somewhat novel fashion for utilizing
the Japanese fans for decoration is to
trim them up to serve as pockets or bags
to hang against a wall, and they are
really ornamental if well done. The leaf
of the fan is first covered over smoothly
with a plain piece of the material select
ed for the pocket, then a larger piece is
cut to allow of the necessary fullness of
the front of the pocket; in this a cord is
run, or three gathering. threads, a head
ing being both at the top and bottom,
the threads being lastly drawn up, and
the piece sewed on to the front
of the fan. The material may be
embroidered or painted, if the worker
likes, but if this is done it should be
afterward stiffened o'ver cardboard that
the pattern may be seen; in this case
there will be no fullness, but it will be
cut out to shape. Yet another plan is
to box-plait the material, leaving head
ings at the top and bottom as before.
Soft balls of silk are fastened at intervals
round the bottom edge, and are much
prettier than ball fringe.?CasseWs Fam
Some Famous Kisses*
It may not be generally remembered,
but one of our best-known verses had its
spring in the pensioning of Thomas Car
lyle. Mr. Carlyle was too sturdy a man
to write so as to attract the attention of
the gentlemen who held the strings of the
nation's purse; but Leigh Hunt under
took the tssk, succeeded in getting Car
lyle a pension of ?300, and, when he
came with the good news, Mrs. Carlyle
was so overjoyed that she kissed him.
It was the occasion for Hunt's well
Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
Tim*), you thief, who love to get
Sweets into your list, put that in.
Say I'm weary, say I'm sad;
Say that health and wealth have missed me;
Say I'm growing old, but add?
Jenny kissed me.
No doubt the kisses of the young
lovers taste better than any luxury yet
discovered?they must be spooney, and
innocent, and untutored?for kisses,like
other nectar of the gods, lose their flavor
They stood above the world,
In a world apart.
And she dropped her happy eyes
?And stilled the throbbing pulses
Of her happy heart;
And the mooidight fell over her,
Her secret to discover,
As though no human lover
Had laid his kisses there.
While the hero of Locksley Hall said:
Many an ovening by the wator did we watch
the stately ship;
And our spirits rushed together at the meet
ing of the lips.
The dramatic kiss has attracted con
siderable attention. The way in which
Emma Abbott kisses that handsome
Castle, who plays "Paul" to her "Vir
ginia," 13 too much, too much. It is
recorded variously as "emotional."
"paroxysmal," "spontaneous," "absorb
ing," and everybody wondered when
little Emma learned to kiss in that way.
Sarah Bernhardt makes a little rush at
her vis-awis, and kisses him behind the
ear before he knows what it is all about.
Mary Anderson's kisses remind an actor
who plays with her of the time he put
his tongue to a frozen lamp-post when a
boy, and now all the old boys are look
ing for lamp-posts to kiss. Here is a
daring bit of sentiment:
Up to her chamber window
A slight wire trellis grows,
And up this Romeo's ladder
Clambers a bold white rose.
. To her scarlet hps sho holds him, v
And kisses him many a time:
Ah me! It was he that won her,
Because ho dared to climb.
A Venetian Wedding Say.
A Venetian festival is a synonym of
all that is magnificent and romantic.
From the earliest history the fetes havje
been events of the greatest popular in
terest and importance. They have been
celebrated most frequently to perpetuate
the memory of some triumph of the Venc
tion army, and the patriotism of the peo
ple has been kept alive by these fetes
quite as much as by the consciousness of
commercial importance and power. For
centuries the Marian festivals were the
most important holidays of the year. It
was a custom introduced early in the
tenth century to select from the different
parishes of the city twelve poor maidens,
distinguished for virtue and beauty", who
were provided with a dowry at the cost
of the State, and fitted out with wedding
trousseaus from the treasury of St. Mark.
The girls were dressed in long robes of
white, with loosened hair interwoven
with threads of gold, and In a rich barge
were carried to the church of St. Peter,
followed by a cortege of gayly decorated
gondolas, with music and singing, the
doge and signory accompanying the pro
cession. Each maiden bore in her hand
a small box containing her dowry, and
met her appoiuted husband in the
church. Mass was celebrated, and
the bishop officiated in the marriage
ceremonies. This was the beginning of
the fete, which lasted a whole week.
With the growth of luxury and laxity of
morals the festival lost its original char
acter, and it became necessary to limit
its observance, and during the Genovese
war, in the fourteenth century, the cel
ebration was neglected and fell into dis
use. An incident which happened in
the tenth century during the observance
of this festival has long been a favorite
theme of artists and poets, and illus
trates too well the spirit of the day and
the isolation of the new republic to be i
omitted here. The Trieste pirates long I
watched an opportunity to rob the festa!
barge of its treasures, both human and
monetary, und one tine morninjr of St;
Maty's eve thev burst open the doors of
the church, surprised the congregation
and escaped with the brides and the
treasures. The doge, who was present,
urged immediate pursuit. Every boat
capable of carrying rowers was manned
and put to sea in the greatest haste, j
Venice rose as one man to join in the
pursuit of the pirates, and to assist in i
the recovery of the brides. The cnthu- I
siasm of the Venetians was so irresistible i
that the pirates were overtaken and
beaten in one of the entrances to the la- J
goon. Not a pirate escaped, such was |
the fury of the pursuers. The brides
were recovered eutirely unharmed, and j
the ceremony of marriage took place
with increased pomp the same evening.
Hats and bonnets arc faced with bright
red, golden brown or black.
The hair is worn higher and higher on
the head from week to*week.
Draperies raised with tabs or rosettes !
of large blossms arc much in vogue.
The latest cut pompadour neck is ;
much wider than the one formerly worn.
Pearl bead embroideries and fringes
make the decorative parts of many ball '
The cishmere broches brought on this j
spring arc among the prettiest goods of
All repped silks arc in favor, especi- i
ally what is called gros faille with flat- j
Watered silk is again in vogue as a
combination with cashmere and camel's
hair fabrics. j
The trimmings for black silk are flat
' passementeries, corded and chenille or
naments and lace.
The fashionable buttons are either coin
or bullet shape, made of dull vegetable
ivory to match any shade.
The gilt-embroidered surahs for even
ing dresses are beautiful in cream white,
pink, pale blue or lavendar.
Scallops are liked on the lower edge
of plain or full tabliers, and rest upon a
narrow protective plaiting.
A closely-woven fabric is called trico
tine satin. It has the slight ribbed ef
fect familiar in jersey cloths.
A fringe of delicate, pendulous flowers
is worn around aprons, panniers and low
neck bodices of full dress toilets.
Brown, gray, black and blue promise
to be used for dressy wraps, trimmed
with lace, passementerie and feathers.
A pretty skirt is make of gros-grain
silk laid in wide kilt plaits, pointed on
the lower edge and falling over a lace
For evening dresses no color is more
popular than a peculiar shade of blue
which Parisians style lieu de citl (sky
Embroidery of all sorts seems to be
running wild. An exaggerated soutache
braid, fully a quarter of an inch wide, is
among the novelties.
Among the prettiest and most artistic
of the new woollen costumes are those
which are embroidered in chenille shaded
in several colors of the wool.
For elaborate spring toilettes second
skirts of woollen lace are worn over a silk
skirt of a different color. The lace sec
ond skirt is mounted on a short round
skirt of silk, plain on the front and trim
med at the bottom with several ruffles,
the lace skirt reaching to the first of
Ribbons are much wider than any
used of late. The gauze ribbons striped
with velvet or- dotted with chenille are
the novelties for summer bonnets, while
for trimming spring hats and bonnets
there are many plaid and striped ribbons
of soft silk and etamine, through which
threads of silk, and dull gold are drawn.
The first indulgence is in some sense
legitimate; iB almost enforced, either by
acute pain or chronic insomnia. The
latter is perhaps the most dangerous.
The pain, if it last for weeks forces re
course to the doctor before the habit has
become incurable. Sleeplessness is more
persistent, and to most people a much less
alarming thing: and it is, moreover, one
with which the doctors can seldom deal
save through the very agents of mis
chief. Neuralgia, relieved for a time by
chloroform or morphia, may be cured,
by quinine; sleeplessness admits
of- hardly any cure but such
cemplete change of life as is rarely pos
sible, at least to its working
victims. And the narcotist habit once
formed, neither pain nor sleeplessness is
all that its renunciation would involve.
The drunkard, it must be remembered,
gets drunk, as a rule, but occasionally.
Save in the last stages of dipsomania, he
can do. if not without driok, yet with ?
out intoxicating ouantities of drink, for
days together. Tae narcotist who at
tempts to go for a whole day without
his accustomed dose suffers in twenty
four hours far more cruelly than the
drunkard dqirived of alcohol in as
many days. The effect upon the stom
ach and other organs, upon the nerves as
well as the brain, is one of indscribable,
unspeakable discomfort amounting to
torture; a disorder of the digestive
system more trying than sea sick
ness, a 'disorganization of the
nerve's which after some hours of un
speakable misery culminates in convul
sive twitchings, in mental and physical
distress, simply indescribable to those
who have not felt it. "Where attempts
have been made forcibly and suddenly to
withhold the accustomed sedative they
have not infrequently ended in a few
days in madness or death. In other cases
the victim has sought and obtained relief
by efforts or through hardships which, in
his or her best days, would have seemed
impossible or unendurable. One woman
thus restrained escaped in deshabille
from her .bedroom on a winter night of
Arctic severity; ran for miles through the
snow, and was fortunate enough to find
a chemist who knew something of the
fearful effect of such privation and
had the good' sense and courage to
give iu adequate quantity the poison that
had now become the first necessary of
life. In a word, narcotics, one and all,
are, to those who have once fallen under
their power, tyrants whose hold can
hardly ever be shaken offf which punish
rebellion with the* rack, and with all
those devices of torture which mediccval
and ecclesiastical cruelty found even
more terrible than the rack itself; while
the most absolute submission is rewarded
with sufferings only less unendurable
than the punishment of revolt. De
Quincey's dreams under the influence of
opium were to the tortures of resistance
what the highest circle of purgatory may
be to the lowest pit of tho inferno!?
A Feminine William Tell.
Miss Lillian F. Smith, the phenomenal
rifle shot, is a plump little maiden of
thirteen years. She is about five feet in
height and sturdy in build. Her face is
remarkably pleasant, round and smiling,
and lightened up with a pair of twink
ling, deep gray eyes. She gives one
the impression that she is a frolicsome
lass, who would never willingly or know
ingly hurt a living creature, rather than
a young woman who has killed wild
cats, squirrels, cotton-tail, and jack rab
bits by the score, and quails, red-heads,
mallards and young ducks by the thou
sand. At an early age Miss Lillian dis
played a remarkable propensity to kill all
that came within her reach, and at seven
years ol age she manufactured for her
self a bow gun, with which she slaugh
tered all the little birds about the house.
"How did you come to be a shot?"'
asked a Chronicle reporter of her the
"I really don't know. It came natu
ral to me. I have a brother who is rathor
a good pigeon shot. Perhaps that in
duced me to emulate him, and that may
be tho reason. Oh, no, I never have
been out of this State. I was born up
in Colevillc, Mono county, and wheu I
was quite small we moved down to the
San Joaquin valley. That is where I
actually commenced shooting. No, I
am not a wing shot and don't like to
shoot, because I am afraid it will injure
my rifle shooting, though, of course, I
sometimes shoot at pigeons, as I did the
other day at Bird's Point. You know I
made somewhat of a eood score in Sac
ramento last October at the Agricultural
park. I Binashcd ninety-four clay pig
eons out of 100. They were sprung from
the fourth notch."'
"Have you tried to get up any
" Haven't I?-' answered the ambitious
shot, with lively emphasis. "I have
challenged everybody, Carver, Bogardus
and the rest of them, and they won't
take any notice of a girl. I declare its
too bad. I have not tried 10 get up a
match in town. Your paper said 1 was
anxious to arrange a match with Jacoby;
but Jacoby won't shoot. No one
will." and the appearance of something
like a pout was plainly visible on the
disappointed face.?San Froi<cUco Chron
A Vegetarian Argument.
Count Ferdinand DeLesseps, the pro
jector of the Panama Canal, believes in
more bread and less meat. He says that
one pound of dry wheat is worth more
than three pounds of wet beef. Scald a
pound if flour and you have a gallon of
mush which could not be eaten in three
days. It trtkes eight pounds of grain to
make a pound of meat. One acre of
cereals in France will support five men
while it would take two acres to support
one steer, and in the end one man would
eat the steer. The steer is an unneces
sary tramp DeLesseps thinks it strange
that our Southern States have thrown
away barrels of cotton-seed oil while
buying unhealthy pork and lard.?
One of the curiosities of the New Or
leans exposition is an air flower from the
city of Mexico.
A machine for moistening postage
stamps is the latest.
AMONG THE PEA EL DITEBS.
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FinUingr for Pearls In the Gulf of Cali
Fanny B. Ward describes in a letter
to the New York Sun how pearls are
sought by diver? in the Gulf of Califor
nia: The profit of the fisheries, she says,1
is by no means limited to the pearl fish
eries. The shells are also coveted, the
poorest selling upon the spot for from
eight to twelve cents per pound, while
in Europe, where the lining of the shells
is worked into buttons and knife han^
dies, they bring from twenty to thirty'
cents per pound. Many of the larger
shells are shipped to San Francisco,
whore, as mother-of-pearl, they find
ready sale at from $1.50 to $5 per pound.
For centuries the gulf coast has been
noted for its conchological beauties, but
the shells of the pearl fisheries are most
highly prized, some of them being fully
fifteen inches wide, and marvelously
beautiful when polished. One may find
them for sale in the San Francisco shop",
for fabulous prices, with birds, flowers,
or landacapes elaborately carved upon
The meat of the pearl oysters, though
uns-alable in the American market, is also
made a source of profit, being readily
bought by Chinamen, who dry the leath
ery little bivalves, or seal them up in
cans and ship them to their brethren in
China or San Francisco. Those scions
of the flowery kingdom, who reside in
great numbers around the gulf, are never
employed as divers, but are engaged in
the unsavory occupation of digging and
shipping guano from wave washed caves
and rock bound coasts, where sea birds
have been depositing it for centuries.
It is a well-known fact that pearls arc
sometimes produced by means that are
partially artificial, especially in the Java
nese fisheries. That gem of purest ray
serene, so prized by admirers of precious
stones in all ages of the world, is but the re
sult of some lesion suffered by the oyster,
its solidified tear of suffering. Hence an
injury is often purposely inflicted by in
troducing between the shells a small
stone or shot, or bit of gravel, and then
the oysters are again put to bed. This
process is said to be successful in produc
ing great quantities of pearls, but those
thus formed arc inferior in lustre and loss
desirable for marketable purposes. No
such attempts have been made in the
Mexican fisheries, for those supplied by
nature are sufficiently numerous.
The pearl oysters prefer well-sheltered
bays or harbors where fresh water emp
ties, and in such localities north of Cape
San Lucas the brightest gems have been
found. For more than 800 years these
fisheries have been in the possession of
private families by grants dating back to
the days of the conquest, like that of
the Navarro family. And thus it hap
pened that the pride of the Spanish re
galia is an enormous Mexican pearl which
is brilliant yet, though stolen from the
seas before the Ncpoleonic invasion.
In many places along the gulf quanti
ties of pearl shelis .have been washed
ashore by hurricanes; strange to say,
however, no oyster bearing the fruit so
eagerly sought has ever suffered itself to
be stranded, but all cling tenaciously to
rocks and corals at the bottom of the
sea, till torn off by the divers. The best
fishing season is from May to November,
duriug the annual time of rains. It is
estimated that at least one-quarter of the
entire population of Lower California are
interested in pearl fishing. The beds lie
at a depth of from ten to forty feet, the
probable average being about twenty
feet. The native divers, who brave all
manner of sea monsters lor a few
cents per diem, show wonderful skill
and aptness in their work. Generally
with no other apparatus than a heavy
stone attached to the waist, they plunge,
naked, to the bottom, select bivalves,
and gather them into a bag, often re
maining under water as long as 120 sec
onds. The divers are, of course, em
ployed with a view to their ability and
experience, and must exercise considera
ble judgment in selecting the oysters;
yet, despite all pretensions to the con
trary, no human being can tell whether
a shell contains pearls or not till it has
been brought up and examined. It is
only known that the younger growth
must-be left undisturbed, and that the
largest and oldest oysters seldom contain
pearls,though they are frequently brought
up for the value of the shells. The na
tive divers depend largely upon certain
charms, signs and incantations. On ris
ing to the surface the hoher empties his
bag into one of the waiting surf-boats,
which craft, under careful guard, deliv
er their loads to the well-armed schooner,
the latter vessel running into shore at
evening to discharge the accumulated
cargo. A very strict police system is
necessary to prevent serious thefts,-yet,
despite the utmost vigilance, they arc of
The fishing is continued fo. uoout six
hours per diem. On land the cargo is
turned over to keepers, and the mass,
which out-scents far-famed Cologne, is
surrounded by guards armed to the
teeth. The shells are immediately open
ed arid carefully searched for pearls,
after which the small gray treasures are
examined by experts, their value esti
mated, and a settlement made at once
with the divers. Usually their wages
amount to twenty-five per cent of the
total find, anc. are paid by an allotment
of pearls taken during the day. This
makes au uncertain income, but it is best
for both master and man, as it encour
ages the divers to diligence. Though
the fishing season continues less than
half a year, the profits of the divers arc
sufficient to maintain them well during
the months of enforced idleness, and
afford a wide margin for the
gambling and other vices to
which they are universally addicted.
It frequently happens, before the return
of the fishing season, that a diver, having
reduced himself to abject poverty by
Mexican tanglefoot and its aeccssories,
goes about offering gems for a few dol
lars, a square meal, or a bottle of mescal;
and even then, if the European buyers
have departed, their pearls may he worth
no more than so many pebbles, for to the
poor folk of the vicinity the choicest
treasures of the deep are of no value as
The Gulf bottom is a soft, sandy soil,
especially suited to this branch of the
oyster family. The clear, shining waters
are largely infested with a source of ter
ror to novices, but which are almost en
tirely disregarded by expert divers. The
complete indifference of these men to
this appalling danger is hardly less re
markable than their skill iu destroying
the monster. Frequently, when a black
nmn-eatcr appears in sight, the diver
boldly leaps overboard and engages iu
the contest merely for the sport of it.
Armed with a long, sharp knife, lie
goads the shark to fury by thrusts and
scratches, but carefully avoids bis terri
ble mouth trap dextrous twists and turns
till the huge fish finally flops over on
his back to bring his deadly jaws into j
l etter action, when the diver, darting
under the monster, despatches him with
one sure blow.
Of the hundreds wdio daily go down
into th"e deep, scarcely one is ever in
jured ; but it is not uncommon for care
less schooner boys to be snapped over
board and swallowed in a twinkling, or
left to sink down o/nong the oyster beds,
minus legs or arms. Whether the diver's
skill has become a matter of tradition
among the shark family I cannot say,
but certain it is that every one of them
avoids him, as a natural enemy, and
never ventures into close quarters unless
urged by excessive hunger. The smallest |
sharklet seems able to distinguish a tyro
with the eye of a connoiseur, and to be
eternally oil the lookout for land lubbers.
A Man to Whom all Eggs arc Bad.
There is a gentleman liviug in Hamil
ton to whose system egg is poison. A
sip of coffee settled with egg unsettles
his stomach and makes him sick. The
presence of egg in anything he eats nau
seates him and less than the twentieth
part of one egg has made him sick i'oi
days. To handle broken eggs blistds
his fingers and to eat a single egg he
thinks would kill him, and his friends
who have noticed closely the effect esgi
have on his system agree Avith him. His
is a constitutional antipathy to egg, and j
he would decide in favor of the arsenic
if forced to decide between an equal
quantity of it or egg. He is a man ol I
robust constitution and his case is mos! i
FAfiM MD HOUSEHOLD,
Foots Worth Remembering.
It is worth while for all farmers, every
where, to remember that thorough cul
ture is better than three mortgages on
That an offensive war against weeds is
five times less expensive than a defen
That good fences always pays better,
than lawsuits with neighbors.
That hay is a good deal cheaper made
in the summer .than bought in the win
That a horse who lays his ears back
and looks lightning when anyone ap
proaches him. is vicious. Don't buy
That scrimping the feed of fattening
hogs is a waste of grain.
That over-fed fowls won't lay eggs.
That educating children is money
loaned at a hundred per cent.
That one evening spent at home in
study is more profitable than ten in
lounging about country taverns.
That it is the duty of every farmer to
take some good, reliable agricultural
paper, and pay for it promptly.
Beware of Ulm.
Farmers?good, honest souls?arc the
special prey of the sharper and confidence
man. Their belief in anything that pre
tends to be scientific is unbounded. Any
thing, therefore, that relates to fertil
izers and analysis of soils is very apt to
be favorably considered by them. But
in this respect the greatest caution should
be observed. The fruit-treo peddler and
the lightning-rod men may be received
as friends with open hearts, but when
the patent-manuro man comes around?
as he does and will?he should be re
ceived with suspicion and coolness, if
not Warned off peremptorily; and this
because he is a most dangerous frand.
His cheat is not discovered ana its ef
fects are always to be explained away.
A common crab purchased for a Bald
win or a choice russet speaks for itself
and bears its own sins; but tho patent
manure formula for which five dollars
has been paid is buried in the soil, and
its failure can never be identified. It
may be suspected, but can never be
i>rovcd. But the experiment stations
lave taken hold of this manure fraud
and have exposed the worthlessness of
his formulas, and farmers should have
nothing to do with him.?Neto York
> FowIh on the Farm.
I don't know that I want to stir up
any of the specialty men, but I will say
that every farmer ought to raise chickons
and eggs enough for home consumption.
Fowls on a farm do pay their way and
more to, even when left to shift pretty
much for themselves; and when well
caied for they pay a larger profit in pro-!
portion to labor aud capital invested
than any other live stock on the farm. A
farm flock of 100 hens, will, if rightly
managed, lay eggs enough in one year to
bring their owner a clear profit of $1 or
$1.50 per head, according to locality,
and then the old fowls when fattened for
market will bring enough to buy the
same number of pullets to take their
places. In reckoning the C09t of keep
ing a flock of fowls most farmers do not
take the value of poultry manure into ac
count, but it is quite an item, and
should not be lost track of. In any part
of the country where land requires ma
nure in order to produce paying crops,
the mauure from a flock of fowls will,
if saved in good shape, pay for all the
care bestowed ou them.. Among my
farmer acquaintances there is one man
who makes a specialty of growing vege
tables for the early market, but the
specialy business does not keep him from
keeping a flock of sixty hens, and raising
one or two lundrcd chickens each year.
In talking upon the subject this man
said: We want chickens and eggs for our
own table, and I find that I can raise
them cheaper than I can buy. Poultry
manure is a valuable fertilizer, quite as
valuable as any of the commercial fer
tilizers, and I consider that it pays fully
one-third of the entire cost of keeping
my flock."?Funny Field, in Ohio Farmer.
Feeding: lor Milk.
Writing from Nebraska a correspond
ent asks us how bran compares with corn
meal as a food for milk production.
When we answer that the food for milk
should be the flesh and bone forming
foods, we know that all our readers will
not agree with us. There arc those who
believe that com meal stands at the head
of foods for this purpose. But we believe
to the contrary. As between the two,
bran and corn meal, bran is tho better j
milk producer. But if they are mixed
together they mako an excellent ration. I
Two p:irts, by measurement, of bran to j
one part of corn meal, is about the i
proper proportion. An Ohio dairyman
always makes it a practice to lay in a
supply of bran immediately after har
vest. He gets it at that time cheaper,
for there is less demand for it, and the
mills usually have a large stock on
hand. There is no difficulty in keeping
bran, if it is stored in a dry place, and
so it may as well be bought at this sea- ]
son for winter use as at any other.
If we expect to get milk we must feed
generously, of course, and at all seasons
of the year the cow must be furnished
with what she needs without the neces
sity of making much exertion to get it.
Her exercise must be limited. We do
not pretend to say that this is best for |
the cow, but we arc now talking about i
produciug the best milk possible. As j
we recently said, we have no doubt that. !
more exercise, and severe exercise, would
be a preventive of some of the serious
diseases that attack our cows. But as
the object of keeping a cow is primarily
to get her milk, we shall continue to
force her in thnt direction. So if that is
our intention, and as the more milk she
will give, the better we will be satisfied,
we should study not only to give her all
she wants to eat but to give it to her in
such a way that she will not have to
greatly exercise to obtain it. This ad
vice, however, is particularly summer
advice, when the cow should have good
pasture and water convenient. ? Wettern j
Farm and tinrden lYotes.
Most hog cholera cures are humbugs. :
Evergreens over six feet high arc too
tall to transplant..
Unlcached or leached ashes are greatly
beneficial to orchards.
Sprouts around an apple tree indicate
that grubs arc killing the tree.
Joseph Harris says one plowing when
the laud is dry is worth two when it is
One man attributes his large crop of
apples this year to letting his hogs run
iu the orchard last year.
To prevent hog cholera breed from
mature animals, give clean quarters,
sound food and pure water.
Milk is excellent feed for cows, colts
and horses?worth as much skimmed as
it will bring in the market.
Clay soils are apt to become hard
through the successive tillage of hoed
crops. Plant a green crop and plow it
To raise good potatoes a rich, mellow
soil is needed, and a full supply of
mineral fertilizers for immediate use,and
success is assured.
My plums, says a writer in the New
York Tribune, where properly thinned,
were unusually firm. But on trees over
loaded they were poor, little, withered
specimens, of no uso whatever?
In a comparative experiment made at |
the IN'ew York Experiment station,
celery grown on level ground produced
equal weight of crop with that grown in
trenches, and with much less labor.
How many west hillsides there arc
which are of no real value to the owner, |
and might be made of great value by j
planting it to orchards of apples,
peaches, plums, quinces or cherries!
"Whole oats, wheat bian and cornmcal
forms an excellent ration for young
stock. The health and complete
and symmetrical growth of the body
arc best secured by feeding variety of
An Illinois farmer gives his hogs red
popper tea on their showing symptoms
of cholera, and claims that this has "al
ways proved an effectual cure, and that
ho "has never lost a porker co treated,
while his neighbors have suffered seri?'
A California farmer says tbat after
trying nearly all the "sure cures "for
lice on stock he has gone back to the to*
bacco remedies. Tobacco can be bought
cheap, and stems can be got from the
cigarmakers for nothing. Steep until
you hare a Btrong decoction and apply
to every part. Apply the second or third
time. To exterminate the lice one must
not only kill all the lice on the stock,
but burn all the bedding, fumigate or
whitewash all stables or sheds, being
careful to have the whitewash penetrate
every crack and corner. If once rid cf
them, examir i every new animal brought
on the place, and if necessary doctor im
"Wheat Muffins.?Mix one pint of
milk, two eggs, three tablespoons yeast,
a little salt with Hour enough to make a
stiff batter; let it rise four or five hours
and bake in muffin rings in a hot oven
about ten minutes.
Mashed Potatoes.?Steam or boil
potatoes until soft in salted water; then
pour over it one pint of boiling water;
pour off the water and let them drain
perfectly dry; sprinkle wdth salt and
mash; have ready some hot milk or cream
in which has been melted a piece of but
ter; pour this on the potatoes, and stir
until white and very light.
Breakfast Dish.?A very nice break
fast dish is made by chopping remains of
yesterday's roast very fine and seasoning
well; then take some mashed potato,
mix one or two raw eggs with it until it
is a paste and can be spread out; sprinkle
it with flour, and cut out round cakes;
put a tablespoonful or more of meat upon
one cake; lay another over it and press
the edges together, and fry in hot lard
or beef dripping until a dolicate brown.
Buttered Eoos.?Make three dishes
of delicate toast and put them on a hot
dish; put a gill of milk over the fire to
heat in a porcolain-lined saucepan; beat
three eggs until they are smooth, season
them with a salt-spoonful of salt and
quarter of a salt-spoonful of pepper, stir
them into the hot milk, and continue
stirring until they begin to thicken;
then pour them on the toast and serve
them at once.
A few drops of ammonia in a basinful
of water is much better than soap for tho
Sweet milk, used before the article is
washed, wiJ almost infallibly remove
Never put blueing in babies' clothes
which come next to the skin, as it causes
The worn-out cover of an old silk
umbrella makes an excellent dust cloth
for line furniture.
A few oyster shells, mixed with the
coal used for a furnace or large stove,
will effectually prevent the accumulation
The best way of using old crewel and
silk embroidered chair backs is to tie
them in a loose knot in the center and
fasten them on the tops of the chairs.
Put a few oyster shells in the grate
while the fire is burning,and the clinkers
will at once become loosened, and may
be readily removed without injuring the
Queer Specimens of Wood.
"Have you seen my cabinet of curiosi
ties?" said a fruit dealer to a reporter for
the New York .Mail and Express, as he
led the way into his office. On the wall
of his office * as arranged a black walnut
cabinet with well-filled shelves. Taking
from one of them a piece of wood so
pierced with holes that it scjmed a won
der that it held itself togothcrat all, the
dealer continued: "This piece comes
from Mexico. A contractor who was
building a railroad across a salt marsh
had occasion to examine some of the
piles which had been driven into the
water, twenty-six days after the work
had been completed. What wa3 his as
tonishment to lind that every one of the
hundreds of piles which had been driven
was pierced with holes and made utterly
worthless. He found an immense num
ber of worms in the wood.
M One of the most wonderful things In
my collection is a piece of the tree from
which this is taken," continued the mer
chant, taking up what appeared to be a
piece of plain meshed lace of fine quality.
"The lace-bark treo from which this is
taken grows in Jamaica. A sea captain
in whom I have an excellent friend,
brought me this halter and whip, made
from the bark of this tree. Whenever a
native wants a whip he cuts down a
small sapling of the right length and
begins beating one end of it with a heavy
piece of wood. The fibers soon separate,
and by careful manipulation the Mace'
structure of the wood soon shows itself.
When sufficient wood has been beaten to
form the la?h he braids the strands, and
' crack! ' his whip is made."
The natives use this lace cloth or fibre
for the manufacture of articles of cloth
ing. The wife of an English officer who
visited Jamaica, was struck with the
wonderful properties of the tree and the
beauty of the lace which was made from
it, that she constructed a bonnet with
admirable skill entirely from this ma
terial, aud sent it a present to Queen
Victoria. The queen was so pleased with
the curious gift that she sent a personal
letter to the officer's wife, thanking her
for the present aud expressing great sur
prise that a thing of so much beauty
could be made from the bark of a tree.
"This,"' remarked the speaker, taking
up a big pod at least a foot and a half
long and an inch or two wide, "is the
famous storm-bean of the East Indies. I
sent half way around the world to get
this specimen. These pods, which con
tain a number of beans, when dry hang
in great numbers from the trees on which
they grow. The least breeze passiug
through the branches sets the beans to
rattling in the pods. When a tirnado,
such as frequently visits the tropics,
comes tearing through the forest, the
noise of the rattling storm-beans becomes
terrific. The natives are often frighten
ed at the unearthly sound, and believe
themselves iu great danger from the
evil spirits who are said to inhabit the
Ships' Anchors and Chains.
Several large piles of rusty iron anchor
chins filling the sidewalk in front of a
shipsmithiug shop near South street,
New York, caused a Mail ami ErprcxSTG
porter to step within the building aud
ask how many pounds of iron a vessel
usually carries as a part of its outfit.
"Munv vessels." said the proprietor,
whose shop is cue of the oldest in the
city, ''carry as many as 4)S,000 pounds
each. To a landsman this naturally
seems a pretty big load in itself, but it
forms au essential part of a ship's make
up, of this 3'i,000 pounds arc usnnlly
in chains and 12,000 poi.nds in anchors.
The Henry B. Hyde, a large ship built
in Maine, carries two anchors, one of
which weighs 7,000 pounds and the
other 0,000 pounds. Every vessel, as
well as steamship, is obliged to carry five
anchors, a spare one and two stream
anchors beside the one in regular use.
Our largest anchors weigh y.OOO pounds
each, while we have them as light as
twenty-five pounds. Some of the largest
chains are composed of links the irou of
which is two and a half inches in di
The First Days of Stockings.
There were no manufactured stock
ings in the days of Lady Macbeth. A
strip of cloth or woolen stuff was wrap
ped around the feet and up to the knees,
and held in place by strings or straps,
laced like our shoestrings. Actors or a
generation ago always wore such leg
gings wheu personating Macbeth. A j
remnant of these old improvised stock
ings may be observed upon the feet of
newly-arrived Chinamen. The first
manufactured stockings of the ancients
were of coarse material and clumsy fab
rication. The first silk stockings known
in England were knitted by alady of the
court of Queen Elizabeth for her majesty,
who was so delighted with their softness
and flexibility that she kept the donor
knitting silk stockings as long as the
august legs needed worldly covering.?
2Y?w York World.
THE HOME DOCTOR.
Dr. M. D. O'Connell has treated hay
asthma successfully by the introduction
into each nostril of a small piece of cot
ton wool saturated with glycerine. He
says that usually in from ten to fifteen
minutes great relief is felt, but the wool
should be allowed to remain for one
hour. It is well known that the intro
duction of the glycerine plug (small
size) is frequently producive of great
benefit in uterial congestions by the pro
fuse watery discharge which follows its
introduction, and he attributes its good
effects in hay fever to the same action.
Eczema on the Read.
In the common eczemas on the head
in children, so numerous in dispensary
practice, after two or three days of thor
ough cleanings the daily application of
the following" salve, according to Health
and Home, nearly always suffices to ob
tain rapid and lasting results.
Acid salicylic.gr. x.
Tinct banz.m. xx
On other parts where a soft salve, which
easily melts as this, is not suitable, and
where a firm dressing or a drying effect
is desired, the'following paste should be
Acid salicylic.gr. xix.
Zinci oxidi, amyli,o? each. ...oz. s3.
Diet for tho Sick.
DniNK IK Cases op Diarrhcea.?A
coffee-cup full of browned, coarse corn
meal, boiled in sufficient water to make
it a* strong as coffee. Drink as warm as
Cracker Panada.?Soak a cream
cracker in a pint of water until it has
absorbed almost the entire quantity.
Sprinkle cinnamon and a little sugar over
the top. then pour over the whole two
tablcspoonfu'.s of wine or other liquor.
Currant Jelly.?Like ice cream, the
ordinary currant jelly is too sweet for in
valids, but this recipe may please any
invalid: One pint currant juice,one and
a half pints cold water, one tablespoon
ful sugar, one lemon (juice only), one
tablespoonful Cox's gelatine. Pour a
half pint of boiling water on the gela
tine to dissolve it. Add the other in
gredients and set on the ice to freeze.
White Custard.?Separate the yolks
and whites of three eggs; use the whites
only. Take also one-fourth teaspoonful
of salt, two tablespoonfuls of sugar. Give
a light grating of nutmeg, then one pint
rich milk. Beat sugar, whites, salt and
nutmeg; then add a little milk, and beat
thoroughly; then add the rest of the
milk. Bake in cup3, set in a pan of
wnter. When firm in tho center, put on
the ice to cool.
Ice Cream for Invalids.?As ice
cream i3 sold in the stores it is too sweet
for an invalid's palate, so we give a re
cipe for making it "just right:" One
cup of milk, one teaspoonful arrow root,
one pint cream (not very thick), half cup
of sugar, half teaspoonful essence (to
suit taste). Boil the milk until it begins
to skin, then add dissolved arrowroot.
Boil a few minutes longer and set aside
to cool; when cold add the other in
gredients and freeze.
Gelatine.?I buy the domestic gela
tine in sheets from the drugcist. To
make a small quantity for a "bonne
bouche" for an invalid, I take three
sheets, or one ounce, dissolve in one
pint of warm water. When it is thor
oughly dissolved I bring it to a boil,
adding one-half cup of sugar, the juice
of a lemon, and the white of au egg.
Beat it well and put on ice. Bcmember
a tablespoonful served in a dainty dish
may persuade your patient to ask for
more: but a bowlfull will never accom
plish that purpose. The eyes of invalids
sometimes seem to act as stomachs to
digest before the mouth receives.
Bememher.?"When invalids are con
valescing they are more particular about
the minutiae of their diet than when
well. Always serve as small a quantity
as possible at once. Let everything be
neat and clean on the tray. Do not spill
the tea in the saucer nor fill the gruel
bowl more than one-half full. When
you make toast always roll it on your
bread board with the rolling-pin, to
crush the crust; then put it on a hot
plate in the oven for a minute; cover
with another hot plate and servo. If
you serve boiled nggs in the shells and
wish to keep them from cooking hard
after they have boiled three minutes,
just take the back of the bowl of a tea
spoon and crack one end a little, to stop
the cooking process.?Mrs. Emma Brant,
in Health and Home.
Life in Madeira.
A writer in the Medical Times describes
the island of Madeira as presenting the
curious anomaly of a country which is
destitute of any wheeled vehicle what
ever, a fact due to the almost complete
absence of roads. People travel in ham
mocks, and, with three bearers only,
they may journey all day with hardly a
halt. The highest temperature of the
island in 1885 was 90 degrees, and the
lowest 4!i degrees ; the mean tempera
ture of the months of the whole yeai
varied but twelve degrees. Thus, foi
the winter months, it was Cl, 00, GO :
spring, 68. U4; summer, 68, 71, 72, and
autumn, 70, CO, 64.
The public should note the fact thai
the only proprietor)' medicine on earth
that ever received the supreme award ol
Gold Medal at the great International
World Fairs, Industrial Expositions and
State Fairs, is St. Jacobs Oil. After th(
most thorough and practical tests, ir
hospitals and elsewhere, it has universally
triumphed over all competitors, and beer
proclaimed by Judges and Jurors, in
cluding eminent physicians, to be the
best pain-curing remedy in existence.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., is the
youngest judge that has ever sat on the
supreme bench of .Massachusetts.
MI Feel So Well."
"I want to tliunk you for telling mo of Dr.
Pierces 'Favorite Prescription,'" writes o
lady to her friend. '"For a long time I was
unfit to uttend to the work of my household.
I kept about, but I felt thoroughly miserable.
I had terrible backaches, and hearing-down
salivations across me and was quite weak anil
discouraged. 1 sent and ?ot some- of the
medicine after receiving your letter, and it
has cured me. I hardly know mys?lf. I feel
SoctI! Africa has 70,000 tamo ostriches,
producing ?:;,OU'J,U0O worth of feathers an
Don't, disgust everybody by hawking, blow
ing and spitting, but use Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy and he cured.
EDINBURGH is tho healthiest largo city ir
?'All Played Out."
'?Don't know what, ails me Intely. Can't
cat well?can't sleep well. Can't work, and
don't enjoy doing anything. Ain't really sick,
and I really ain't weil. Feel all kind o' played
out, someway." That is what scores of men
say every day. If thoy would take Dr.
Pierces "Golden Modical Discovery" they
would soon have no occasion to siy it. It
purifies tho blood, tones up the system and
fortifies it against disease. It is a great anti
bilious remedy as well.
Italy spends $i>,0!;0,00:) a year for the
maintenance of its penal system and only
?5,400,000 for education.
"Where's th-j sense in spending money for a
doubtful affair, when a sure and reliable
thing Is offered > Hop Porous Plasters for
all aches, pains and soreness. The greatest
strengt henur known. iiiic.
Paper hags were invented by Pennsylva
Free from Optatcs, Emetics and FoUoiis.
A PROMPT, SAFE, SURE CURE
For Cou*h?, Sore Throat, Hoorsenc??, Influenza,
Cold?, ?ronehltl?, Croup, Whooping OMPt
AjUjiho, Qnlnny, Pain* In Cheat, ?o4 oth?
?mx-tlniu or tfcd Thront ?ndLuBg?.
Foics CO Cam * Bonn. At D?uoatrr? Dutm,
THE UUW.E3 A. TOQEIEE
"Ranch on Toothache."
Instant relief lor neuralgia, toothache, faco
tche. Ask for'' Rough on Toothache. "15<fc25c.
Frazor Axle Grease
Is the very best A trial will prove we are
right Received first premium at N. C.
State Fair, Centennial and Paris Exposition.
If you are losing your grip on Ufe,try"Tvells'
Health Rene wer.' Goes direct to weak spota,
Fob dyspepsia, ikdiozstiok, depression of spir
its and general debility in their various forms,
also aa a preventive against fever and ague and
otherintermittent fevers, the "Ferro-Pbosphor
ated Elixir of Calisaya," made by Caswell,
Hazard & Co., New York, and sold by all Drug
gists, is the best tonic; and for patients recover
ing from fever or other sickness it has no eqruL
- Pretty Women.
Ladies who would retain freshness and vi
vacity. Try "Wells' Health Renewer."
"Wheu you have tried everything else and
failed, try our Carbolineand bt,happy;it will
prove its merits. One dollar a bottle, and
sold by all druggists._
Lovers of Fancy Work, see Adv. E. N. Heath.
On receipt oi! 15 cts., we will mail a trial
box of B?rt's Catarrh Cure. H. A Lee
& Co., proprietors, 347 West 19th Street, New
York. Large Bor, jj._
"Itoust: on Itch."
"Rough on Itch" cures humors, eruptions,
ring-worm,tetter,salt rheum, chilblains.
The sultan of Turkey rides a bicycle.
When yon visit or leave New York city, savebargsgs,
exprrsaage ud S3 carriage hire, and stop at tbs Grand
Union Hotel, opposite Grand Central depot.
rtWelegan room*, tittedup at a cost of am milltM
dollars, 31 and upward per day. European plan. Ule
vator. Restaurant supplied with thebMt. Horseoars,
ttagen and elorated railroad to all dopats. Familial
can liro better for less money at thi Grand Union
Hotel than at any other lint-class hotel in the city.
Corporal punishment has been abolished
in the Chicago schools.
Those who suffer fr.im this disagreeable disoass
ohould read the following honest statement, and then
giro Hood's Sarsapanlla a fair trial. It will surely do
you good i
"I talco ploasure in recommending to the pnbhc
Hood's Sarsaparille, for it has done wondors forme. I
had aalt rheuin T.-ry seTorety, affecting mo over nearly
my entire body. Only thoso who hare suffered from
this discoso in its worst form can imagine the oxtent of
my affliction. It is Impossible to describe my suffer,
ings. I took stray medicines, but failed to receive
bonefit until I tool: Hood's Sarsaparille. Then the
disease began to subside, tho watery pimples, with
their agonizing itch and pain, disappeared, and now I
am entirely frro from the disease. My blood ssems 1>
bo thoroughly purified, aad my general health la great
ly benefited. My wife, seeing tho benefit I receired.
and being troubled with restlessness at night, also took
Hood's Ssrsaparilla. It helped nor Tory mach, and
sho now sleeps perfuctly well."?LymaS Alles, Sex
ton N, E, Church, North Chicago. III.
Sold by all druggists. SI; sit for $3. Prepared only
by C. I. Hood A Co., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar.
Cleanse? the Head.
Heals the Sores. Re
stores the Senses o:
A POSITIVE CURE
has trained an enviable ro|
utution wherever kaowii
diKplaeing all other prapar
atlouB. A particle Is applie
into oarh j:- ; no j ...i.
agreeable to two.
Price .We. bv mail or at driiK^'ft. Send lor circu
lar._ELY "BOTHERS, Dror?tato, Qwggo. N. Y.
? Acts directly upon the urns.
o cles and tht nerves of the
E hack, the 3p.1t of all pain.
2. FOJfi ALL
Lane Troubles, whether
local or deeply seated this
pla.?trr will bo found to
give Imtant relief by im
plying between the shoul
Z3~ For Eld ney Tronble,
Pain in the Side and Rack
Ache, they are a certain
and speedy cure.
Sold by Druggists for S
cents, or Arc for 31.
Hailed on receipt ot
price by Smith,l?oUlt
ilc t Smith, General
Sara Agents' Profits.
Guaranteed positively new
and thoroughly lint-class in
every particular. Wnrrnnt
eil for ? yrs. Can be returned
at ourexponso if not as repre
sented. Freights paid to all
points. Kstnblishcd 1878
A. C. JOHNSON, 37 North Pearl St., Albany,N.Y.
WITHOUT STEAM POWER
BV USING OUTFITS OY
Barnes' Patent Foot PowerE
machinery can compete with
Rteani power. Sold on trlnl.
Metal and woodworkers so d lor
prices. Illustr'd catalnjrnofroo.
V> . 1". ?.V Jnn. Bnrno* V.o.,
Address No. a;i>i Rubi street.
Lying Agents cant SELL and tail
the truth about Jo.via. Put your
lie, on paper r.nd lira if you dare.
U, S. STANDARD '
Beam Box. Tars Beam, Freight
Paid. Free Price LUt. Ererv Size,
address JOITSS OF BIWHAHTOU,
BLNGHAJ1T0N. n. v.
Changes gray hair to its natural color. Roeommendid
by leading pn>aii;iaiii and eliomlsts. Sond for circular
and testimonials. Price, tl.
91. BRUCE, 222 Sixth Ave., Neir York.
EASILY CURED. ADVICE FREE.
Dr. J.C. HOFFMAN, JerYerson, Wis.
of tb? Knee, Hands and Peat, Superlloons
Hair. Moles. Ward", r"r?ckifs. Mi th, Red
.Nesc. Eruptions,Sears, Pitting, and their
?trestinont. l;r. .folr.i Woudbnrv, 37
M North Penrl Strci-t. Albany, N. Y.
** Eitablished WO. Send 10 cents for Look.
W ? P.???-! FANCY WORK, pieaso
IJ L sm<1 lor partxulars.
FLROY Ni HEATH,
?tSgl Morphine Hnblt Cured In 10
?33 io 30 ilnvH. No pnr till cured.
dtTS DR. J. St kph ens, Lebanon. Ohio.
tkok. Premium List. Price I.'st sin
U. .S. CARD CO., C niterbrojk.?Jun
NO COMMISSIONS TO ACEN
Tho above pointedly illustrates our plat
necttnc link consists of Cnsh Premiums Instea
WE GIVE AWAY ThS?
BELOW IS OUR PHEMITJ? LIST:
we guarantee complete satisfaction. This Is
reputation, having, been established overflftc<
I ('Hi. carrla
100 y.'io ?fwlHj naeliloci vrortli la cash,
luu ?Irg;?nt iilijiiun.Hoitli fn cash.SI.OCN
30 Asurrlcan silver watches,worth eash.
The aboro premium* will be roady after April 2Kb
which will hare dunre ef the allotment. In nddltli
new subsrribnr who f illnws our direcions a preser
cut*. These will be forwurdod as noon as stibscr
participate in our prtmiams unlosa ho sends ONE D(
receipt of whiidi his namo will he e*l?red and a nnm
ot our great offer. OXalJIB 3P
For 32. TlraMone year to 2 suUscrlbors, 3
one year to 3 subscribers.* Presents and 6 K
scrlbers, 10 t'resentsand 10 Receipt?. Cash
liahed in onr family weekly paper. Also, each1 week
? REV.T. DE Win TALMACEJ
a feature alone worth the price we charge for the
whole year. In addition to the conttaned stories,
weekly sermons by Brooklyn's mwt noted diriae ana
general literary miscellany, each issue contains tho
following: Illustrated sketches of prominent men ;
letters from all part* of tho world; news ef the week;
full and reliable market report.; politioal goings-on.
Washington news and special departments carefsllr
edited for Farm.rs, Little Folks, the Family Circle,
and business men generally. The prssaat publisher*
hnre conducted Tna Trues for 14 yean, and hars
learned by experience that genuine merit wins more
friends than anything else. The publie csn, there
fore, rely on ns to add ererr
IraprOTsmont desirable, and
to spare no oxpsnse in keep
ing onr paper at the head.
We are eacoaraged by oar i
largely increased list of sab
eerfbsni, now nambaring
orer 63.000, to continue the
a year, and will therefore reosirs snbscriptknts at
this low prloe. Et.?.et ??ntsTBni? Uin, ictzbt rxa
HXTl, ETXBT nOCOBEKlPEX IMP itTZBT IltTir.IJ
okvt xrwspApgn nrAQEB will find Boraethinger
ery week in Tin: Tnrxs worth our pries ot 1109 ?
year. Specimon copies free.
500 WATCHES FREI
To tho first GOO persons who ssnd in their order first, I
lng-oase ellmr rmtch like cat hsiv giren. We gusrsj
of sterling silror. Thoes watches are glrsn awayli
urns and present, mentioned ebcra. First oomo, fin
till note, monoy order or registered letter and st? Wi
InllKZE; ubo send you a numbered rsoslpt aSd fe
it yon ore cae ot the first 600 yowwlll also get one ot:
tor the loa? ?Inter eresinja. BTOUt this Ad vor
Thousands Hastened to their Grate*.
By relying on testimonials written in vivid
glowing language- of some miraculous cures
made by someKrgely puffed up doctor or
patent medicine has hastened thousands to
their graves; the readers having almost in
sane faith that the same miracle will be per
formed on them, that these testimonials men
tion, while the so called medicine is all the
time hastening them to their graves. Al
though we have
Thousands Upon Thousands!!!
of testimonials of the most wonderful cures,
voluntarily sent us, we do not publish them,
as they do not make the cures. It is our medi
cine, Hop Bitters, that make the cures. It
has never failed and never can. We will give
reference to any one for any disease similar
to their own if desired, or will refer to any
neighbor, as there is not a neighborhood in
the known world but can show its cures by
A Losing Joke.
"A prominent physician of Pittsburg said
'to a lady patient who was complaining other
'continued ill health, and of ins inab?ity to
'cure her, jokingly said: "Try Hop Bittersl"
'The lady took it in earnest and used the Bifc
'ters, from which she obtained permanent
'health. She now laughed at the doctor for
'his joke, but he is not so well pleased withit?
'as it cost him a good patieut
Fees of Doctors.
The fee of doctors at $3.00 a visit would'
tax a man for a year, and in need of a daily
visit, over $1,000 a year for medical attend
ance alone! And one single bottle of Hop
Bitters taken in time would save the $1,000
and all the year's sickness.
Given np by the Doctors.
"Is is possible that Mr. Godfrey is np/
and at work, and cured by so .simple a reme
"I assure you it in true that ho is entirely
cured, and with nothing but Hop Bitters, ana
only ten days ago his doctors gave him up and
said ho mast die,"from Kidney and Liver
?3f~ Nono genuine without a hunch of green,
Hops on the white label Shun all the vile,
poisonous stuff with "Hop" or "Hops" in
Paynes' Automatic Engines and Saw-Mill
? _ OUR TVEADTiZ.
Wc offer an 8 to 10 H. P. mounted Engine with Mill,
50-ic. (olid Saw, 60 ft. beltinc, cant-hooks, rijr completo
foroporatlon, on cars, 11,100. Ensnne on aklds, CIN
less. Send for eirc?)ar(Bl. B. W. PAYNF. de
HONS, Manufacturers of all styles Automatic En?
gl neu, from 2 to 3- u H. P.! aleo Pulleys, Hangen Ud
Sbaftns-. Elmlra. N Y. Box IS.IO.
Baa Bow to Build Them fl | j-?-f ? ,
And hunn HealU, Contort h Boat/.
A Urse Book, (Min plan?, -lews,
descriptions, and reliable costs of 40
modern houses. Sxoou p toSA.ceo. for
allcllmaiev So complete a book uv
Maily costs Sj. Oum-KICKONLVw
cts,sentp*ttpald. Address. bui US
ing AiSN. u Ueeku.au SL. N. Y
-FE WANT 1000 BOOK AGENTS
ggrtho new book THIKTY-TIUtEE TEAKS AMONQ
Br Gen. DODQE aod Get. SHERMAN. The fa/test sefliaaj
book nut Indorsed by Prts't Arthur. Gen's Grant she.-maa,
Sheridan, and thousands Of ?min*nt Judcea, ClerxTQta.
Editors, etc.. as " The Bett and Fintft llh stratetl Indies
?ook AVer Pvbl?hed." It takes like wlldSre. and AMtiMst
10 to 20 aday. a3-7C.on<> sold. Its Great JMSoriN?
and SoliJ Merit make It the burning book for Aemtk
CC7"9end for Circnlsrs. Specimen Tiste. A'rfra Terms, etc-18
A. J}. WOttTUINGTON it CO.. llartfurd.Coas,
A Skin of Beauty Is a Joy Foreword
DR. T. FELIX GOURAITD'S
ORIENTAL CREAM, OR MAGICAL BEAUMR
and Skin ri
eases, and ???
ery blemish on
beauty, and do
It has stood
the test of 9
yean, and :i
so harmless ws
taste it to lie
?urn tho pre
A o c o p t b<
rciabed Dr. L.
A. Sayroaiid to a lady of tho Aatsl Ion (a patient): "At
you tadln teilt tue them, Irernmmend 'GourautCt Cream'
at the letut harmful of all the Slrin preparo'ion \ " On*
bottlo will last six months, ndns it orery day. AI.-o
I'oudr* Sabtilo removes supe-rflaout hair without In
jury to tho skin. Mmc. M. B. T. GOUKAUD. 8oU
Prop.. 48 Bond St.. N. Y. For saloby all DraRfistsand
fan -t Goids Pillars throji; 10 it toa U. H., Oanadai
snd Europo. tsV"Bow.iro of base imitations. $1,000 Re
ward for arraat and proof of any one selling tho same.
TO introduce and sell tho trade the well-known and
celebrated G'iffara of the NEW YORK a". HAVANA
CIGAR COMPANY. Liberal arrangements. Sauls*
or Commission paid to the rieht man. For further
particulars and terms addr...?, at once,
The New York &?? Havana Cigar Co.,
_07 Mroariwny, New York.
R. U. AWARE
Lorilkrd's Climas Ping
bearing a red tin tag; that Lorlllnxd'B
Rose Leaf line cut; that Lorlllard'a
Navy Clippings, and that Lorillard's Sautla, or*)
the best and cheapest, quality considered ?
I have a positive ro mo 1 y for tho above dls
ose thousands of esses of the worst kind,'
standing hare been rurei. 1 udtttl, lost
InltseOeacy.that 1 wl.l t-ndTWO BO'
to any sufferer. <Jlvi>e?|ire.a and I*. O.
DB. T. A. ULOvJCM, ltl rcarlS
crp i U0?8KKEEI
a C A ' w< Oiler "So Preient
I E A BUT
I M EXTRA V A
Having negotiated wit!, the large*
hoiiKr. of Ifo.? York lor all thnir tine era
we will netrl to any part of U. .S.,on nice,
mixed black or green Tenn. as aro mtaili
wnrd a lb. Kxpri-J-nito fp;e. Sample
POST CO., 21 Beclu inn Str?-e!
THIHE WOKlill'S WOMIEKSand Official nil.
A. tori/ oj tl,r tireelu Expedition, lirand njw l>ook; out.
teilt errrythlng, SalnTyoreom. in Agmtt, Writeqaick
lor iprrial urinn._ll\*io\ leal Pub. Co., Phila.. Pa.
HOW to be Beanttfu!.?RcniovG frceklea, pimple?,
blertiinht M. liiNtrurtiouH.toilet rciapcH lrt-e. Siencl
atiinipforpauiphli't. Ur.rii-minir.'j:? W.fi.'ah St.,N.y.
flRTIQTC* oil Tiibfi Colors, cts. Convex Olas,
tin l |tj l tj Cabinet, i;: ctH. dm.. Card, ?>:, .-ih. doa
H. I.. KOSS, 121? Uld?c Aye, Phlln., Pa.
'm, qntele. .nr., flnnU frs*.
i Afu<r, iso K.iluu at., (tew York.
SUBSCRIBE BIBEGT. IS" I
id of exhorhltunt commlH'ions to mlildl?men.
T? $30,000 FREE!
Every article ha* been carefully selected and
a reliable offer by a Vevrs.papor of national
en years. Positively no Postponement.
I- PRESENTS FOR ALL
? ? 91,000 litis, Hnsrsy, ? $?,
? 7.tO l?tb. cnM wstch, 200
? COO 13tl3. irnis. ? ISO
- - 300 14th, gold watch, laa
?Ce, ? 330 13Ut, gold nratcb. 100
**?-?- , 0,000
> 100 elrcunt nlbntna, worth eaah, TH?
? t/i.'J 0. adOfU-nnntboondcooha, 1.000
.as aeon as tho awards aro made by the Committee,
jntotio premiums, wo will mall, poatpsld, toarory
it. Indopandont of tho premlnci, worth from 11 to Z
ti'tlons aro reeolvad. ho parsan will bo parmitted (o
JLLAH for one yasu'a aubiortiitiorj to our paper, on
SSS2 rwlat forwarded aatidlnchimto thsbeaaCta
l'rrs;nt3.ind 3 Iteorlpts. For 33, T
ecel p ta. por 8Q, one year to f
and iiitncj must allbo seat at one time.
! I?" followina from Ute Postmastorof Eansna
!U?Js2w.n2.toalrth? re?abllttyof THJC KAX
Cm TIMES but its rapidUy-iactoaaUig ein
To Tint Kawsa? Cm Traai Op.t
infora yon that tin periodical postal* on the rafs-l
lar editions of y0i^ DAU.T. BtntDAT and WlUH
TtM? t<>r 1W1 was tS.teS.Ti: for DM, ll?.TO. to
MBB, aao4jB,ia niEo. srbSsS,r. k
utth ONE DOLLAR oselotod, wo wUI and a fcse
stoa the wotoh to ba a aantajTlfiuTBle **'
a addition to and Independent ftoai
it aarrod. Romember to e?nd ONE Dtyi
.11 entor yournaa? for cno vent's mbssmssH
irrrarda ereaont worth from W ceoU toBoanSt*
thawatonea. Ordar now aad p*Ta^lS^S^Si