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"HER LETTER" BY BRET HARTE.
I'm sitting alone by the flm,
Drone a just as I oame from the danos.
In a robs even you would admire-
It oost a oool thooaand in Frsnoa.
I'm bsdiamoned out of all reason,
at nair is aone up m a esse
In short, sir. tha bells of the
Is wasting aa hoar on too.
A dozen engagenieuta rvs broken,
I left in toe middle of a set,
likewise a proposal half spoken,
That waits on the stairs for me yet.
They say hell be rich when he grows op,
And then he adores me indeed.
And yon, sir, are turning your nose up.
Throe thousand miles off ttrou read.
And how do you like my position t
And what do yon think of Mew York?
And now in my higher ambition
With whom do I waltz, flirt, or talk?
And bmt it nloe to have riches,
And diamonds, and silks, and all that?
And aint it a change front the ditches
And tunnels of Poverty Flat?
Wen, yea, if yon saw us out dxvring.
Each day in the park, four in hand ;
If you saw poor dear mamms contriving,
To look snpernataralsr grand ;
If you saw papa's picture, as taken
By Brady, and tinted at that, ,
You'd never suspect he sold bacon
And flour at Poverty Flat I
And yet Just this moment, when sitting
In the glare of the grand chandelier.
In the bustle and glitter befitting
The finest sotrss of the year.
In the midst of a game de ehambery.
And the hum of the smallest of talk.
Somehow, Joe, I thought of the Ferry,
.. And the dance that we Bad en the Fork.
Of Harrison's barn, with its muster
Of flag festooned over thewall, '
Of the candles that shed fhetr soft luster
And tallow on head dress and shawl.
Of the steps that we took U the fiddle, T r
Of thedrseaof my queer tns-a-eis, i
-And how once I went down the middle
With the man that shot Sandy MoQee.
Of the moon that was quietly sleeping
On the hill, when the time came to go,
Of the few baby peaks that were peeping
From under theiched'clothee of snow;
Of that ride that to me was the rarest;
Of the something yon said at the gate;
Ah t Joe, then 1 wssnt an heiress
To the best paying lead in the State.
Wen, well, it's all past vet 'tis funny
To think, ss I stood in the glare
Of f sahion, and beauty, and money.
That I should be thinking right there
Of some one who bressted high water;
And swam the North Fork, and all that.
Just to danos with old Folinbeea daughter,
lue ijiiy ox poverty rut.
Good night here's the end of my paper,
- Good night if the longitude please
' For may be, while wasting my taper,
Your sun's olimbing over the trees.
Ton know, if yon havent got riches .
And are poor, dearest Joe, and all that,
- That my heart's eomewherein the ditches,
And you've struck it on Poverty Flat.
A TRANSACTION IN STOCKS.
. i V. .
"Well," drawled Silas in his weak,
uncertain way, "maybe I don't know
beans folks say , don't, an' more'n
likely they -know; but then 'taint my
fault if I don't, I was born that way,
an' I don't see as how I kin help it."
Mr. Silas Bronson was standing on his
portioo, or what passed for one, when he
uttered the above. The. house to which
the portioo belonged was tottering,
tumble-down affair, very much awry, and
looking not unlike a man intoxicated who
is uncertain about his standing in the
world. And the surroundings ware in
keeping with the house. The fences
seemed to possess the sameihelplessness,
and straggled about without -regard to
division lines, while, the gaiden-patch
was laid out with the mathematical pre
cision of chaos. . ... ,
" No, .taint my fault,, continued Silas;
" I did the best I knew1 how with the
monev." ' 1
"No ye didn't," answered Mrsl Bron
son, sharply, from within' the house.
Mrs. Bronson, a care-worn,, sharp
featured woman, seemed to be greatly
disturbed, and her fingers worked nerv
ously as she gathered up the few dinner
dishes. " xe did snow better, xe Had
sense enough to know your family were
out of clothes, the house an' place needed
rbrin' np, an' ye kept promim'n' ye'd get
all these things when ye got gome money.
But ye didn't get the money, and ye never
would have got it if Providenocy as it
were, hadn't a just chucked it into your
face by that uncle dyin' off there in Cali
fornia an' leavin' ye a thousand dollars.
And then, like a born idiot, yon must
needs give it all to Judge Pay to sink in
that oil well of his'n, where yell never
hear on t again.
" Well, 1 did as well as x oould, ' again
" Of course ye did well!" emphasized
Mrs. iironson with an nnconcious pun.
" That old oil well will keep the money
safe enough, I reckon; yell never get it
Then Mrs. Bronson said no more,' and
Silas was quite willing to keep silent on
a disagreeable subject. A weU-meaning
but shiftless man was Mr. Bronson, not
inclined to work, :with little knowledge
of business, and no practical sense to di
rect what knowledge he had.' On Mrs.
Bronson fell the real burden, and had
not been for her sagacity and executive
ability poor Silas would have fared badly.
In spite at -het efforts, .however,, the for
tunes of the family were getting at a low
ebb, and her complaints of her husband's
amiable inability Were becoming frequent
mere frequent than Silas liked.
"Don't be, always a frettin', Maria,"
he said one day. "Luck's agin us,
allow, but it 11 change poory soon."
" Not unless ye work for 't," answered
Maria, iut relishing such serene resigna
tion. "They do say that" Providence
takes care, of lazy people and fools, but
I do not set no great store on't":'
But " luck " did change after a while.
An uncle of Mr. Bronson died conven
iently off in California, and among other
bequests left one thousand dollars to his
nephew. - Then Mrs. Branson's face
brightened. Visions of a home fixed up.
of comfortable clothing for rerself and
tamily, began to nit before her eyes.
But they proved to be only visions after
alL When the letter came containing
the long looked for check Silas went
to the village bank to get the money, and
there he iell in with a certain J udge r
' That smooth, glib-tongued speculator
met Silas just as he was coming out
the bank and immediately button-holed
Halloo, Bronson 1 How do you
Glad to meet yon; just the man I wanted
"Pooty well, thank ye," answered
c?i !t: tt r ,i ' ,
oiias, smiling weaauy. ne leit oonsiaer
able awe of the Judge, and: began
wonder what possible business that great
man could have with him. But the Judge
did not seem to notice his embarassment;
he locKea arms with colas, and began
talking in a very familiar and confiential
manner as they walked along.
"How are-your family, Bronson f
the way, those are mighty smart children
of yours mighty Bmart Wish mine
were equally so. My children frequently
speak of that little boy of yours; they
attend the same school.
" I haven't any boys;- they're all girls;
it s Jennie maybe ye mean, mildly sug
"Oil yes 1 Jennie; so it is. Strange
I should forget the name when I have
heard it so often, answered the Judge,
flushing a little. And then as they came
to a small building on a corner he added,
" Here's my office, Bronson. Come
a little while, I want to see you."
Still wondering .Silas Obeyed. If
. Judge had ask6d liin totake off his. boo
it is probable he would have done
He entered the office as requested,
sat down in en awkward waw bv the stov&t
and stretched cmt faifHhanftj't&ituasj it-agt
if he were cold. To be sure it was
warm day, and there wes Eojnripihe
stove; but then Silas didn't know
else to do, so he did that while he awaited
the Judge s pleasure.
"Quite a cosey little office I
here, haven't Ii" queried the latter
Neman,, aieasarrtly.'! .'.'lake a . cigar,
Bronson," producing a case. " Perhaps
they are not as good as you are accus
tomed to, but they are imported, and
think them very nne.
Silas meekly accepted a cigar, lighted
it, and then said, " lhey are very nice
applying the remark to both office and
For a few nimutes the Judge puffed
away in silence.
" That was a comfortable uttie wind
fall you had your uncle dying off there
in uahlorma and leaving you mat money,
he said at last.
Yes," answered Silas, beginning to
feel complacent. "Toler'ble nice little
pile on't a thousand dollars. Got it
this momin'." ; . -
"To be sure it is not a very large sum
for a man of your means," continued the
Judge , but it is nice to get such things,
and it will do to get a suit of clothes and
a few knics-knacks, -maybe. And that
makes me think, Bronson where is i$
you get your clothes? My wife often
says : 'Now, Judge Fay, if you only had
the taste of Mr. Bronson about dress I'
But then, bless me 1 I haven't or I would
look as tasteful on Sunday as yon do."
The Judge was careful to say " bunday,
for if he had included week-days it would
have been more than even Silas could
"Jerry Markle, he made my last suit,
answered Silas, surprised and pleased that
his dress should thus attract admiration,
and from so distinguished a source, too.
The Judge passed another few minutes
in meditative smoking.
" The fact is, Bronson," he resumed,
taking the eigar from bis mouth,', "the
fact is I wanted to see you about a little
matter that is well, I may say of mutual
advantage. Xou see. I was over in Penn
sylvania last week, and through the on
regions. And while there I r bought a
tract, five acres, right near 'taobest pro
ducing well. Of course I could have
made a good thing by selling it again,
but I concluded not to be selfish but to
come hothe and form a stock company of
a few of rour nmnenuai men, like your
self androthers." . ? ...
"I am very much . obleeged to ye.
Judge,"- began Silas : " but then
" Please hear me through," interrupt
ed the Judge, with a soft, deprecating
wave of the hand ; "I am not done yet.
Now, -there is lots' of moHey.in' this
thing if it is properly managed, and as X
didn't wish' to connect with Tonwick,
and Harry, I have mentioned the matter
to but few of our best men. Dr. Boss,
Col. Clark and "Squire Hardy have all
taken stook. and our minister, the Bev.
Hr.IXdrriB, expects to invest. - The stock
is only a tans hve hundred dollars s
ahareStii vV .iuwiv!
" Yas fiw MTiruieed. rinUn.ni antOBA-
mon. cheap, I Bhoijld, say, stammered
Silas. " iJut then, ye see, X nam t got
the money that is, to spare, jest now.
I'm sort of poor, like." v ? T T
" Jf oor f echoed the Judge ;-" a nan
of your means talking about poverty.
What is a paltry nvai hundred to you I
And the speaker snapped his ringer as u
the sum mentioned were insignificant
beyond measure. """Why," man, I'll
warrant- you have more wan that with
you now 1'' - .. .' i
"l know ; but then l thought i d bet
ter " began Silas ; but the Judge broke
m with apparent surprise.-
" Oh, that's it 1 you have beenffdy
considering the matter ? I might have
known CoL Clark would sneak to von
about iff - When rtold WmH nStro
posed company last wfeekHe askedlfvon
were in it, and ha said, 'If Bronson
takes hold I will, because whatever Bron-
sontakesholdof lssuretosucoeed. , Those
were his very words : and so he spoke to
yon himself? Well, I am glad on the
whole he did, and that you are going in
with us. But yon can't have more than
four shares, Bronson 1" with a playful
tap on the back " and you needn't 'pay
more than half down. That, will be
enough to carry the thing through, I
think." - -tfiT'i -Tr-. -TTTOosely,
Silas sky M-aUH
And what oatud poor Silas sky
this ? With a nature weak and yielding,
he was surprised and nattered to. learn of
his own prominence in the community.
and that such men as the Judge, CoXr
Ckuk,' and other (j56iildgiva bewtEto
his views on any subject' was, to say the
least, extremely complimentary. In fact
Silas began to think his self -estimate had
been placed altogether too low in times
past, and he presentlysmoked and talked
himself into a very pleasing state of com
placency indeed.' ;'
' The Judge's tongue was not idle the
meanwhile ; he piled .on the " soft
solder" to a remarkable thickness, and
affetaw'--tim,' Bomehow-eS2ss didn't
exactly know how the Judge took pos
session of the one thousand dollars, and
Silas found himself the owner of four
beautiful lithographed certificates of
took, calling for five hundred dollars
They looked nice, and Silas placed
them in his pocket fullyr-cpnvinced Jhat
he and Judge Fay, Cot; Clark and the
others were very lmDOrfifnt me and
shrewd financiers withal Thenf ,the
Judge mildly intimated he had business
to attend to, and oilas took rus depart
ure. . But when outside, and on his way
home, Silas, like the prodigal son, "caine
to himself, and he began to think. the
investment -not so good a one after all.
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brilliant promises of the Judge,' but
some way he conldn t remember them,
and the more he tried the more he forgot,
while, facing him wosfi. very important
lunuuu ; . . ' av ; i - ;
What would Maria say f
Yes, there was the rub I And Maria
had a great deal to say when .she heard
nf it. an her words, at the first of this storv.
do in part testify. But her words could
not bring back the money, and with
heavy heart the poor woman placed
stock certificates in a bureau drawer,
hoping against hope that something
micrht come from them after all.
Vain delusion! Days and weeks
passed by, and the "Great Union Pe
troleum Oil Company" paid no dividends
to its stockholders at least, Silas didn
receive any. In answer to his questions
the Judge always talked learnedly about
the geological formation, theXvarious
strata to be gone through, and would
describe with great minuteness the ma
chinery used, until his bewildered listener
thought digging oil wells a very deep
business. And so it was. Altogether
tme day in the early autumn Silas,
came frame with a new idea in his heid.
Eehad been talking with the Judge,
Tint 'mwil men rtni trtld riim trta
tun, gxiav iiiiii
pany were on the eve of striking oil
storv Silas had frennentlv heard before.
but this time a sudden thonght came,
him. He would go to Pennsylvania
look for himBelr. He mentioned
project to Maria, and, to bis surprise,
ta .t.i 4.u'i,;m '
M I don't know what made me dot
either." she said afterward, talking to
neicrhbor when Silas had gone. " It
only throwing good money after
Nevertheless she did so agree,
went hard to work to get her husband
trim for the journey. xir tne mean
while', worked steadily'tosecfflre
for the purpose, and then, 'resplendent
in blue brass-lDuttoned swallow-tail,
trousers and tall hat, with the certificates
snugly placed inside a breast-pocket,
The exact locality of the
he did not-kaew. -He undoretopdjit,
Humewueru iifiti uib, ,vfyr,ui . jf-r-jv7',nu
thitherward he iouraed, feeling, confi
dent that the " Great Union Petroleum
.Oil Company" could easily be found. .'
- Silas reached P 6h lanif. avytriihg
and found it a lively place, made
chiefly ,-tof -lefineries- derricks, barrels
'and speculators ; and; Eke a wise
he went immediately to a hotel .and Ate
heartv Rnmwr and thterf went lo-Tjcd-.
And Wthe foNowtn obnting he
ready for business ; and on that morn
ing, "too,- eiine tjyj tid tiiat'ledThim
to fortune. " "
When he passed out into the street
after breakfast he found everybody
about " the great strike" of the
night It seemed that a
company, composed of Eastern men,
been boring for oil for some time past,
and with no prospect of success. But
just as they were about giving up, and
considering the money invested as money
lost, .then it was fortune smiled upon
them. In a moment, as it occasionally
happens, they had struck the oleaginous
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11U1LI, IU1U Ultf UWOUKU WBU UWUUJIO
flowing fountain of wealth. ' And, of
course, the company's stock went leaping
up to an enormous distance beyond par.
Silas heard all this, and his heart and
head at onoe became light with hopeful
" bhouldn t wonder a bit if twas our
well," he murmured to himself, " cause
the Jngge said we was jest on the p'int
o' striking somethin'. I'm sure it's our
well 1" . Then, as a man went hurrying
by, he asked : " Say, Mister, is it the
Great Petroleum (Jompany tuat has
" Whv. of course it's a oetroleum com
pany," replied the man, hastening on.
"I jest knew it ! Hoorray for Gineral
Jackson I" shouted Silas, throwing his
best hat recklessly into the air, much to
the surprise of the bystanders. Then he
hurried back to the hotel, scarcely know
ing whether he stood on his head or
heels. After he reached that place ne
didn't know what to do with himself.
He walked around, and then he sat
down; then he got up and walked about
again. Presently he entered the reading
room, and as he did so he heard a gentle
man near one of the tables say:
"Well, lastmeht I would have sold
my four shares for fifteen cents on the
dollar, but now I hardly know what I
Would take for them.
" Have you got shares in the Great
Petroleum? So have L" exclaimed
Silas, rushing straight np to the stranger
as if he were his Jong-fost brother.
" Bully, am t it ? Hoorray for
"Don t get excited," interrupted the
stranger, laughing. " Perhaps you are
k mis taken. Liet me compare your stock-
certificates with mine." As he spoke he
Dlaced his own certificates on the table,
and Silas did the same with his. The
papers certainly bore a general resem
blance, but just as the stranger was about
to examine them closely some one came
to the door and called him.
" I can't stop," he said, .gathering up
his papers again hastily and placing
them in his pocket; " there is a carriage
in waiting for me outside. However, nr
friend," he added. " yon just keep cool
That is my advice."
f The stranger then walked quickly out
of the room, and bilas sat still for a mo
ment with his certificates yet on the table
before him. Some one placed a hand on
his shoulder. He turned and saw a small,
pRtly-dressed, keen-eyed man behind
" Pardon me, sir, said the new-comer,
but I heard part of your conversation
with the gentleman who has rust gone,
understood yon to say that yon owned
several shares in the well that is so talked
about this morning ?" -
Yes, X ve got four shares, replied
Silas with complacent promptness.
What will you take for them?
Don't know as I keer about sellin',
aaswered Silds.' ' t--
The stranger picked up the certificates
and looked at them carefully, and then,
apparently satisfied, he said : ;
' I wiUgive 'you three thousand dol
lars eaBfrfor them." "
Silas shook his head.
"Forisl!' v ' '
Another shake of the head. :
Silas began to waver a little, and he
stopped to think. ..
Give me six thousand and you may
have 'em," he said, finally.
It was the stranger s turn now to hesi
tate. He scrutinized the certificates very
meditated a moment, and then
.."Twill take them."
- Thn ipirnhariirA was nnicklv made, the
straader took the stock-oertificates, and
Silas placed six hew, crisp bank notes in
his wallet, ana the two then separate a.
Elated and excited over his good fortune,
Silas paid his hotel' bill' at once, and set
out for the depot just in time for a home
ward train. .
And when he reached home what
sensation his storv produced ! Every
body in the little village talked and won
dered, and strangely enough, too, Silas
was the only one of the " Great Union
Petroleum Oil Company" who realized
anything on the stock. People wondered
about that, too, and Jndge Fay explained
it by denying the statement ot nas
altogether. Indeed, in a moment of ex
citement, the Judge forgot his usual
caution and gave his' reasons. He said,
firstly, the " Great Petroleum" had not
struck oil ; secondly, the company had
not commenced to dig yet; and, thirdly,
the ' Great Petroleum didn't own -any
land in Pennsylvania, nor anywhere else;
therefore Silas s story must be false. Sut
then Silas hud the money, and how did
ne get it ,
.between you and me, gentle reader,
have my theory. I am inclined
think when the stranger placed his cer
tificates on the table to compare with
those of Silas, and then went away
suddenly, in his haste he accidently
made an exchange and took away with
him the "Great Petroleum " certificates.
Silas, of course, was innocent in the
transaction, and sold the genuine article
to the speculator. Be the case as it may,
Silas never heard anything more about
the matter; neither, under Maria's care
ful management, did he thereafter in
vest in any more oil-stock. Hearth ana
Reasons for Going Abroad.
There are many men who waste
their estates to gaze upon the estates
others, and then think they have made
a Rood bargain. Xt is useless to tell
such men that we have fine scenery and
noble ciaee in our own country. i.ven
journey across the continent, so fre
quently recommended to those who
about' seeking some new thing, does
satisfy people who want amusement.
Even the minor matter of eating and
drinking is a grievance with
pleasure-seeker who says he cannot en-
loy travel in our own country. He says
it is not by any means a minor anair.
Perhaps he cannot take in the beauties
of the Alleghanies while he is trying
digest a blazing hot dinner, bolted in
minutes at Altoona. PerhapB he is un
fitted to absorb the loveliness of Mew-
port beach when he reflects what a great
price he pays for a miraculous display
little dabs of cooked stuff spread before
him three times a day by an unwhole
some -and haughty waiter. Or, if
fancies he might enjoy a Southern win
ter, he reflects with terror on the fried
pork and corn dodger which win wel
come him at every table from the Ohio
nver to the uulf of Mexico. The trav
eler knows that the Latin race has some
how-preserved the art of cookery.
Y. Times. , . .
A Little Absent Minded.
Shbrtly after the Southern Canada
train from Toledo to Detroit pulled
yesterday afternoon the conductor came
into the front car on his accustomed
round. - His face wore its usual bland
expression, but there was a far-off
'in his eyes, and he crazed over the heads
of his passengers as he smiled to himself
and muttered unintelligible things.
when, he . punched a hole in a $5 green
back and stuck a 50 cent scrip in a man
hat-band, the question of his sanity
seriously considered among the specta
tors! The matter,- hewever, was
T plained when a lady asked what time
-train reached Detroit, and Murray
beamingly'rephedi' Eight pounds
a half, ma'am." ' As it is Murray's
daughter, a little absence of mind is
tainly excusable in view of the happy
In Paris there are 35,000 Bchool
dren for whom no educational accommo
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Parallel to the Tichborne Case.
A curious parallel to the story told by
the Tichbome claiment has reoeraHy
come to light in England. It is Baid, to
be an actual occurrence, which took
place m the very neighborhood in Aus
tralia where the claimant first appeared.
A young English nobleman having fallen
into dissipation left England, sailed
about the world, and finally reached Aus
tralia. There he took service as a shep
herd, and for several years kept sheep
for a farmer. One day, while packing
up something in a piece of an English
newspaper, his eye was caught by an
advertisement stating that his father had
died, the title and property falling to
himself, and offering 200 for bis dis
covery. This shepherd-lord actually
managed to get the money offered for the
discovery of himself, drank it up, but
has refused to leave Australia. Knowing
the family banker, he sends pretty regu
larly for money, but he has never, bke
the claimant now in prison, sent to a dif
ferent banker from the one which he
himself had ordered his money to be de
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ana some of them containing no prescn, . -sis
and making known no means of self-cur
the diseases which they discuss, sell for 1
three dollars and a half to five dollars. Yt
Dr. Pierce s Work not published by the authi
pnntea ana do una with his own machinery, ai.
were it sold through agents, as other like works
are, the price of it would have to be not less
than four dollars. For -when the publisher
pays the author a fair price for his production,
men aaaa a pront to his investment large
enough to satisfy himself and compensate him,
not only for his labor, but also for the risk
pecuniary loss which he assumes in taking
chances of the enterprise proving a success,
ana wnen me (State, county ana - canvassing
agent has each received his profit, they have
added to the expense of a book, that originally
cost about $1.25, so muoh that the people have
to pay not less than (1.00 for it The People's
Medical Adviser, on the contrary, is placed
within the pecuniary reach of all classes by
author, who adopts the plan of the Grancera.
dispensing with middle men and giving the
Deneuioi inerr pronts to tne people, onenng
his book at a price little above actual coat
publication. That those desiring the book may
run no risk of losing their money in Bending
through the mails, the author advertises that
money addressed to him at Buffalo, N. Y., and
inclosed in registered letters, may be at his
oi loss, me aumors large correeponaence
with the people upon medical matters, which
we are credibly informed frequently exceeds
three hundred letters a day, and requires sev
eral trained and skillful medical assistants
short-hand reporters to enable him to entertain
ana answer them, as well as his large daily
dealings with disease at the World's IJispenBary,
appear to nave peculiarly nttea nim for writing
the Work, by rendering him very familiar- yhtn
the every day medical needs of the people.
Be endeavors in this Work to answer H Ah
numerous questions relating to healttv aai dis
ease that have been addressed to him by
people from all parts of the land, and hence
contains important information for the young
ana oia, male ana female, single ana roamed,
nowhere else to be found. All the most preva
lent diseases of both sexes are also plainly
fully considered, and means of self-cure made
known. Unlike other works on Domestic Med
icine, it includes the subjects of Biology, Cere
bral Physiology, Hygiene, Temperaments, Mar
riage, Beproduction, eta, all of which
treated in an original and interesting manner.
It is a compendium of Anatomical, Physiologi
cal snd Medical Science, and embodies
latest discoveries in each department.
A Remarkable Book.
In 1868 P. T. Barnum wrote his Autobiogra
phy for Burr & Co., the celebrated publishers
in Hartford, Conn., far which they paid
$15,000. It made a book of 800 pages,
profusely illustrated, gave a particular ac
count of Barnnm's eventful life in all parts
the world, and included his celebrated lecture
on "The Art of Money Getting." Horace
Greeley pronounced the book " worth a hun
dred dollar greenback to many a beginner
life." Tho publishers sold 90,000 copies
the book by subscription, at three dollars-
a hair a copy, in lavi, wnen nir. isarnum
started his great traveling shows, 'he bought
back the copyright and stereotype plates
his book for $10,000, added an Appendix
bringing the account nf- Ida life up. ta
date, printed an edition of 100,000 fopieij,
sent them with his1 traveling ehovre, -and
the whole of them at cost, one dollar each.
He has added an Appendix each year, vrhicli
has now increased the volume to a thousand
pages. -It averages a sale of 100.000 copies
each year. They are neatly bound in muslin.
gilt, and sold in all his traveling shows.
nis patrons emerge from his great show tenia
with his books, under, tucir arm, they iook
if coming from a circulating library!
book in this country ever bad such an enor
meus sale, or so abounds in curious-Incidents
of real Ufe and valuable experiences. Buffalo
The Oueen of r,r, Sewtno Machines.
In sneaking- of the merits of the Wilson
Shuttle sewine machine, it, is sumeient ior
to say that we think -the invention'Of -this
coine mar Ha one ox one most important eras
the hietnrv of this conntrv : and when we
sider the influence It has upon the social
of. the masses, it ie difficult to conceive
of an invention of more importance. It has
beautiful, noiseless movement ; it makes
s-enninA lnck-Mtitith" alike on both sides,
does to perfection all kinds of laia and
sewing , u, iiecuB iiu wuiuivuunuuu ,
sales, the increasing demand, and the
flattering testimonials from those who
used it, is sufficient proof of its merits.
want of a sewine machine is deeply felt
every household, and as the Wilson shuttle
sewing machine,' on account of its extreme
simplicity and less cost of manufacture, is
at a much lower price than all other ritlass
machines, it is meeting with the extensive
patronage that it so justly deserves.
will be delivered at any railroad station in
county, free of transportation charges,
ordered throueh the
at 197 State street, Chicago. They send an
gant catalogue ana ctiromo circuias Bee,
application. This company want a few
good agents. ' ' ' ' ' '
We have heard recently of 'BBvetal
cases of spinal disease cured by Johnson's
Anodyne Liniment ; orto case of a man forty-
years old, who had not done a dav's work for
years. The back should first be washed,
rubbed with a coarse towel. Apply the
cold, aud rub in well with the hand.
Glen FiiOBA Springs are located
Waukegan, BL Cures Dyspepsia, Bright's
ease ana money complaints, circulars iee.
FINANCE AND TRADE.
Weekly Review of the Chicago Market.
The financial situation remains unchanged.
The opply of loanable foods is ample, and the I
demand light Interest rates, 810 per oent
at the banks, and 718 per cent n the street.
Exchange dull. . Government boada firm and
in demand, with values steady and firm, aa fol
TJ.B.'sof "81 iMtf
U. 8. 5-20's of Til 118
O. S. a-Ws of 64 UtX
D. 8. 5-iO's of '65 UIX
V. 8. 6-20's of '65 January and Juy.l20','
U. 8. S-Ws of W7 Jsnuary and July.131
U. 8. 5-30's of '88 January and July.121
U. 8. 10.40's 116
U. 8. nsv 6's of VI (ex. int.) 115
U. 8. currency 6's ..121
Oold was ll44(ff ua.
The following were the receipts and ship
ments for the week, as compared with the same
time last yean
Barley, bn. .
Live bogs, jio.
us rue, no..
Tliero was lees interest shovm in the irrain
markets during the past week, and, although a
fair speculative business was transacted, the
markets were comparatively quiet. The flrm-
noaa anil sdvandncr tendency Rave place to a
vl fplinf and. with the exception of Thtirs-
cuiei oeuter oi attracuuii, musw
ruling comparatively dull, while but a umitea
hiainMu tr nHfu-tpil ior immediate deliverv.
The recent liberal advance in values left a good
margin for operators on the long side of the
trade, and a satisfactory profit to speculators
who had been carrying the grain ior an aavauce,
,t.a than were nntwt all slow in taluhe ad van t-
tmtra at the nront in their favor to sell out
. . . .A i nik.
ana taite m vueir auiereuceo. iuv wuwwb
nf tho T.isomnnl and New York markets was
'- : ' . . . -
not narticnlarlv lavoraoie ior me main-
tjLinaiir of nrices. the adtfeoa oeine-rmfavor-
hl in their tenor. The receipts are still
light bnt operators anticipate increased arrivals
before the close of the month. The Marshorta
had made ample preparation for tneir contracts,
and were ttiereiore less anxious 10 Dny. nu
merous soiling orders were received from the
interior and from other markets. In making
calculations on the current prices ana trie mar-
ket for the week, cash grain should not be
sn into conaiderataon, as the daily changes
the storage of receipts made very lr-
tual change .in tne storage, out wo ta-ansier
from winter to summer storage rates necessi-
tated freauent cbanees in Talues. . Wheat has
declined about 34c per bushel. Corn shared
in tne weatmesfi. ruiunr o;c tower, -isew
will be dropped in the inspection of corn. April
20th and straight No. a will be the only No.
erades. We may then look for large receipts.
Oats were 2c lower. Bye-and barley firm and
higher all around.
Xhe following tables snows we prices currenr,
at the opening ana clone gvtue past wees :
Vo. 2 sp'g whest, cash
No. S, seller April....
No. 2, seller May
No. seller June....
No. 3 corn, cash
No. 3 corn, seller April
No. 8 oorw, seller Msy.
no. a earn, seller June
No. 2 oats, cash j
No. 2 osts, seller April.
No, 2 oats, seller Msy.
No. 2 oats, seller June.
no. 4 )t. eas't .A -a.
Ho. 2 barley, cseh....
So. 2 hsxley, s. April.
Ho. 2 aaneyjaa. may .
Jjo. 3 barley, oaflw.
.71 0 .73
.71 A .713d
.79 X (3 79,i
.69 8 .81 X
, TIvraajarketvMa- rather unsettle dnruig
past week, ana tae nucruatuuis u prices wjere
quite severe. At the close of the week there
was a moderate business transacted, but advices
from the Eadt wcre generally rrf an rHifavOrable
tenor, and rather a weak feclinp: prevailed.
Cash mess pork closed at.$21.90(j21.95 ; seller
May sold at 21.952.10, and closed at
iaaide ; seller June closed easy at22.'2022.25
sbd seller July at $22.50. Caddy lard was
fair demand, snd prices ruled steady at 17 biirn
18c, according to size of packages, with c
far large orders.
The cattle market was very active and values
wAi-A firm and Rtesrlilv advancing in SDite
e receipts. Eastern advices favorable
su, - - uving freely, quality good. Medium
to fair... 755.40 : gooi fc5.50a;5.90
.choice, 5.!ote 'tra, 6.757.25. Hogs
lirm ana Bteaavat ..ut.ou poor u extra,
general! at $7.65(38.75. Sheep fairly active
$1(96.50 for poor to choice.
SEEDS AND HIGHWINES.
A fair decree of activity was shown in
seed market during the past week, and a
f eeliner nervaded. Timothy was a shade hhrher.
and by the close of the week quite a hberai
was 'established in Hungarian and miliew
The market closed at about $2.35S2.40 for
to good timothy, and (2.50 for prune. Clover
was dull at $6.G0(6.75 for medium, and $7.75i
8.00 for mammoth. Flax quotable nt tl.8oi
1.95 for good to prime crushing. Hungarian
sold at 90ctl.15 for common to choice
closed at 91.10(al.l2K for prune. Millet
scarce and firm at Yl.251.40, according
quality. Highwines were in demand,
prices were firm. Closing sales were made
The movement in the butter market
rather light, and prices were without apparent
change. Supply of all descriptions good.
butter sold at 10 (2) 16c for common to ohoice
lot anrl 1ftrti20e in a retail wav: Packed anota-
ble at HffllSc for common to fair, 14(n)17o
and easy; choice eastern meoiumfl i.ou(ri.tto
and Wntern ii. 5001.75. according- to duality.
Broom oorn was in demand and $rm at 11 3-1
lie for s;ood to extra burl, ll13c far good
choice stock braid. Cheese -sraa dull at 512Wc
for common. 13(S15o for fair to Rood,
and 15(316Ko for eood to prime. Cider
aniet at 5. 7500.00 per brl -for choice sweet.
Cranberries were unchanged; cultivated
sold at ill. 0012. 00 per brl for choice.
peas were slow sale at .W(fl iiu ior cnoice
green and rl.60(al.6o for marrowfat. Feathers
were quiet at ttt(aazc ror prune live geese ;
5c for chicken, and 8035c for choice turkey
tail feathers. Hides were quiet but steady
5ffl5Wc for rrubbv. 8(&8Ue for ereen salted.
and 14(5 14Jc for calf. Hops remain dull
30(tt 38o for good to cnoice new irom nrst lianas.
foul try was scarce ana in gooa aeraana. xurKe;
at 16 W. 17c for live and 17(5)18o for
chickens sold at $3.505.S0 per doz and
13c er pound, .accorduie to quality. Potatoes
were offered more freelv and nrices wore easier.
closing at $1.03(2)1.05 for Eastern peachblows
m car lots, ana i. 13 in small lots rrom uuire
early rose about 95c41.00 in car lots ; Western
peachblows qnotaDle at about sri.uu, ana
sold at 75c80c Tallow quiet at 8c for
and 8Wo for eake. Veeetables were slow
Onions qnotable at 3.253.60 for yellow
barrels. Turnips 40GOc and cabbage 90c
1. 10. Veal was in moderate request at
for to choice carcasses. -
COOPERAGE. LUMBER AND WOOD.
There was a fair demand for the different
descTHitions of cooperage, and prices
steady at the following quotations : Pork
reiaTl.lu. jara uercee i.uj, niuoivjr iwinu
1.90(ail0, and flour barrels 4555e
Trade was fair in the lumber market
prices remain steady and unchanged. Quotable
at ei6.O0faS8.00 - for common to choice
boards ; il12 for common boards, joist
scanting 12 to 16 feet ; S13.0013.50 for
; 8.00(83.50 per 1,000 for A sawed shingles
and 2.00(a2.25 per 1,000 for lath. There
a fair movement in wood and prices
steady. Hickory qnotable at 8.008.50
eord at the yards ; maple, 87.007.50 ;
V6.0U(o.tjU, ana suds .auao.ou.
Telegraphic Market Reports.
Flour Superfine Wee tern..
Wheat No. 2 Chicago....,
Sio 1 spring.
. t 18
Oat. , - J4
Pnu-New Mess 21 00
Wheat No. 2 Bed 1 31 tf 1
Corn No. 2 New n l
Oats No. 2..... 61
RntNo. 2 106 1
PriRi-Mssa... 21 00 (22
Lard ;. 16.S .
Hooa t 7 8"1
Wheat No. 1 1 03 A 1
No. 2 1 1
COMI No. 2 U
: i ie (9 i
Oats No. 2
i is i
.....yr. BS (
.....22 25 2t
Vheat Bed ....
vere wnv.-r lUrav.lr.ti.-:.l...i-..-122i aVl-24
iDajej.rs.i...ti-.-...i vs. a.ii8
Cobh Newj,,-. ................
Wbxat No. 1 Bed 1 18
No. 2 Red 114
Pact Ktlleb. This article
Twwvfci tin Amnmmhi fmm nm hent tha Mai worth
of o valuable a compound compels as to give
publicity to it. The Pain Killer we keep con-
Btantlv at hand, and have done so for a number
of yean, and have administered it for ails of all
descriptions, both external and internal, and
have ever found it to be the best remedy extant.
we wen recollect its am introduction lor pan
ne patronage ; it was then sold in a few shops
ui uib viiv , iuus mi ii uuw uio ui iu are tu
patrons. Sold everywhere.
Horse-Men." and others who pre
tend to knov, say that the following directions
had better be observed ill using fjheridan't
Cavalry Condition Pourdera : Give a horse a
tablespoonfol every night for a week ; the same
every otner mgnt ror 4 or o mgnts ; tue same
for a milch cow, and twice as much for an ox.
The addition of a little fine salt will be an ad
The Elastic Truss of Pomeroy &, Co.,
744 Broadway, N. Y., is by far the best in use.
Bobnett's Cocoatne is the "best and
I cheapest hair dressing in the world.
rirVSElfn 3-ct. STAMP for out Catalog tt.
VJ J Address Ftjllxb 4 Co.. Box 1510, Boston, Mass.
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per day st home. Terms fres. Address
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AGENTS. Chsna Chans sells st sight. Neoesury ss
soap. Goods frae. Chang Chans M'fg Co., Boston.
POCKET MAP For 1873. Best PunueireD
OF COLOR ADO. Sent by mall for AO cents.
1. M 11 j a ill Oh afeurcr, t:oiorauo.
Wanted to ominm for Plcturea to
sndenlanre. Addrew. -with itAmn.
steady work st home.
jnoiea ana un
SMITH, Cortland tst, N. Y.
A MONTH te mals snd female stents
everywhere. Address Eureka Manctac
TURINO Company, Buchanan. Mlchlsan.
nt The Peoplo'i dollar paper. TraOoxm-
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makes 3 ounces. Sampls snd Circu
lars mailed or Xll com ana nmp
OaS Brosaws, rt. x
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A MOTJTfl Ajrents wanted everywhere.
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particulars sent froe. Address WORTH
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CDII CDfiV or FITS cured by ttM,M of KossKpl
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UUaS BROS., Richmond, Ind.
WA xr.OTTSl.. Rn R nm nMOMIM In nhleaan SBT Of
IUI I J. WOOD'S Improved Hair Restorative. Sent
free of cxpreas obarjres on receipt of l.(Kl, or six
i.m. Aaaress a. is. ixj.tiuAju,
brittle s for
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1NO CO., C02OAOO. 11L, or bT. Louis, Mo. . ,
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THIS papar is printed with Ink fnrnlshryi by Chitrtet
Ena JohasMin fc Co., fiUti Soath Tenth tMnet, PbiU
delnbia, and 69 Gold Stxeet, Mew York. For uie in
ana 2&-pound cn bv , .
ml . fctmlTPtl a Tn f T ff I SIT I SWT 1 . Tl T
x xi Js n. Tv or&rrn unxvii, iviuiMcu,au.
T18 Bboadwat, New York,
deacrintion. The atock is lame, very
clioice, and is offered st retail at trade prices zo keen-oar
workmen going-. Bills nnder 916, P. O. order in advance.
Over $15. 0. 0. P. privilege to stamina. CauOogues free.
AGENTS WANTED" EVERYWHERE. The
choicest in, toe wwld ImportM!' pricein4argett
Company fa- America -staple Article please
BTOnlvuly tradA incmiuin2 beat lndQcements
don't want time nd (or- Circular to ROBKRT
W uiaUS, 4' veaey ex reei, utew zora. tr.yj. mi a9
lafe iiaaaclal specnla
Uoa. S 1LH Bomaumet
2. nanta for Bi-ank pitAntr thn kwvnrat-a and vnlainlnaT
the beat payinu Investment of tiio dar. Addreei
loaa. flew xant.
wRTa. awk 1
AMD CATAIBI REMEDY.
LatTinr atrTirrlswl twenty Tears batweca ILTj
(kieAthwlthASTHSrA.I cxDertmaited by com-
iMuadiac roots and hsrtai and inhaling the matt-
Iclna. I fortuoatelj dlscorereti a wonder!
h, rf-mftdv tBTitl anrv rura far AatAma and Oatanta.
1 Wimntni tn rolls InstanalT ao tha natlsnt
J lie down to rest and sleep com tommy, wrnc
dats are sapplled with sample packsce for
dUtribottoQ.- Call and set one, or address
D. aUiUiSBiLli. aaVpplsS tfeSla. WafaBta.
w-Soldbyuraccliittw ruii-siM racsa(e, 07 nau, i.aa.
. - N.. F.- BURNHAM'S
Wo selected, 4 years ajro, and pat
work in the Patent Omrr, Waah
Irtgton, D. O., and has proved to be
licit. 19 sires mad fs. Prices lower
than any other firat-class Wheel,
free. H. F. B LT&K HAM, York,
MONEY IW IT SURE I Jnst
Useful, Handsome, Cheap. Sells erary
where. A rare chance. Also,
NEW MAPS, CHART8,&C.
Our nsw chart, CHRISTIAN
prices same as New York.
tor terms to . C. BRIDGMAN, 5
St., N. y.,4 179 W. 4th St., Cta..O.
A bsok for ererr American. Sells srenrwbere st
rsrmeiB, rescuers, otnaenis. iwrera, jnereauiia
fann, irisn'of lesrnlnjr, aim -awn wueews-anlr read.olit
IhSwVsriSd results of 10O YEUW PROGRKSSl
Awbole Morarr. jtoutm ttrw-.ioi. i -
aneccssity. Inter-Ocean Bcst Scllln.
K.t.. t. v. rarw.ni Can. Aft.
Address J. j. Jtictusiu s v , '
Uallcrs, Uincinnata, U.
Chicago, 111., or St. Loots,
$40. $50, $75 & $100.
GOOD, DURABLE AND CHEAP.
d read (or Use.
Manofaotnrod by CHAPMAN A 00
ffVSe&d lor a Oatalocoa.
ATTEXTIOX. New Pension
Bounty Laws. Claims due almost
anMier or his heirs. Have voux rights
amined under the late laws. Ho fee
charge link as successful. The new law
thousands who are getting no
or are entitled to ouiuy. - Bounties
coUectedV Cw tlischarges obuincd.
procured or increased. Pay for
white prisoner, back-par, and all
claims settled. Surviving soldiers war
and with Mexico, pensioned ; widows
.-. rrwa 9)n " SnlAlfTx' ReCOrd." A neat
per, 16 pages, giving digest pension
bounty laws. No soldier can do wi thout
Send 10 cents for sample copy. Address,
(with stamp) Nathah W. Iitzcekald,
U. & -iaitn AgCUa, lUUMIMnwn, UW,
In Actual Use
J. ESTEY & CO.,
' The C, B. I.' ft P. B. B. Company
la wWas Aa- fate at Urn PiftM mi HMt laMai Tnw.
Some trftlie Slost Dtslnable and lTertlle
. l.tiujirovrd l.aml 1st
tm lul, m iiiutd aa r ant Un In of Ua iimm, im
CMTRAI. BOUTS fro. u EuraStM- t taa heiSa Cuat,
noaUj Utnaa taa tmpaitaat alSaa of Paa UaiMa and Cwinci! SUiSa.
bcM Afrteuiiurai aaa ne rapa(j-aTaT J
Ranging from SB to $ IO per
The sversge price helng somewhst lets than
SOrEzpIorihC Tleaeta, br parcaaalas wblcb railroad tera eaa ba
LTwaBdnuia Ivltapl, tana at aaaa aad ttiakaa to
J. L, DREW, Land C-ommlaaloner.
C, B. I. 4 P. B. B. CO.. BiTsirroaT,
CaUkMnitt Tim. Rn
dolph & Co., loig N.
6ih Su Louu, MO.
tn tha hooM niatde eosn-
pavravUTwly but Mid piesnnt. Ereiy one tntmted in rtv
weing ttomans wotk naoiia wna now a BlAmp ior our cu
ooi&r. eRAYse&tXOlt.. (XX,HOioaraATCliicsrx
ttm Onlr Prapumtlaa thai
arivM wtrfMnfc atavtraf Axrtinn tO
ttaow wishtnic to rale Beard
or Moiuche. De Lesaeps VMrortne, prepared only
t Paris. Each Package warranted and Bent by aiall on
receipt of ftl.OO. Samploa mailed lor 15 eta, Addrea
J. P. f&AJiKLiN, Sola Importer, Jaraey City, N. J.
MORPHINE HI BIT .peedily
curtd by Dr. Bt-ck 8 ouly
aj auowa aud sure uemrav.
I KO CHARGE
for treatment until cared. Call on or address
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oxlt scre crraz roa opiuaf vattwo.
DR. 8. B. COLLHI8, La. Fort, Ind.
A full and ontfAeMfie acomnit of the BiaACK HtXL-l
OoisB Rkoion, oontjainlriK Qen. Caetar's official report of
tits recent Goremmont KxpetiiUon, letters from ura.
Forsyth tnd Lixut.-Gem. . H. ShehiiiaK, and a do.
acription of the mlnee and ormntry bf BlackveU and Mc
Laren, the two returned miner, with a map drawn by toe
Chief Draughtsman of the Surveyor-General's offloe,
belnr the tmly reliable map of the Black Hills ever pub
lished. First edition of 80.000 copies sold In two week.
8ooond edition of 60.000 oopiea now ready. Price, 55
Cents TWOVOpiMslHl-rni-i aanrwi
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New nnmber for April just oat.
Addre"1 O. P. DAVIS.
Isnd CommiMioner TJ. P. R.iL -OmtiUav.
Smith Organ Co.,
- BOSTON, MASSr
These Standard Instruments
Sold by. Music Dealer Everywhere.
AGENTS WANTED IN EVERY TOWN.
Sold tbronchont tbs United States ca th
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Usuiogass sua rau psruoaiszs on sppucauon.
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The "BII.1XI.IANT SUCCESS of this Grain'
SaTlns, Tlme-SaTlng; THBESHEH,
unprecedented in the annals of Farm Machinery.
In a brief period it has become widely known
and FULLY ESTABLISHED, aa
"XEADING THRESHING JIACHINE."
GRAIN KAISERS REFUSE to submit
to the wasteful and imperfect work of
Threshers, when rtosted on the raet superiority
of this one, for saving grain, Hiving time,
doing fast, thorough and economical work.
InnbSntKMbn rtnu II nignty auvantRKeous
run a machine that has no 'Beaters," "Pickers,"
nr " Anrnn." that handles Damn Grain.
Straw, Headings, Flax, Timothy, Millettandafl
Burn ninirtm grain ami kccir, wiiii nniinn
EASE AND EFFECTIVENESS. Cleans
to perfection ; saves tne iarmcr nis inresn
by extra saving of grain; makes no "Litter
irigs;" requires LESS THAN ONE-HALF the
itnitA TioKca Journals, and Gears: easier
aged ; less repairs ; one that grain raisers prefer
to emptor ana wail ior, even as ssTisns
price, while other machines are "out of
Four alze. mad. wltli 6, 8, 10 and
ho ran iHiiantsd Powers, also a
dally of Separator "alone," expressly
ror slr.AJl i a'.SA, ana so. aukivis
oilier Har.e Powers.
If interested in grain raising, ofthreshing,
for HJiistrated Circulars (sent free) with
particulars of sizes, styles, prices, terms, etc.
'NICHOLS, SHEPARD 4c CO.,
Batttt Crtet, Michigan.
rfSI A STIC Ttl
TH KLASTIO TRUSS
ass SUPPORTER is
insrsedlnc sU othevs,
tns sdopted everywhere
the leaning physicians,
geons, drusiriBts, army
nary, hospitals, anrrona
sinms, etc., etc
The snoosss snd riarfarBsl
satisfaction they hare
aa treU as tha
ntrmborof radical euro they bare eflecrted, has
Ui fact that rptr can be rtu-eiy cured witfaoot
snSerinsor annoyance, and tcitAorf ta. danger ttfiiuncr.
ring Spinal JHtcaMe or Paralyiir. often eansed try Ule
Tore pressors of Metal Trasses and Supporters. It la
only sore core for Hernia, ss it Is the only Tnrss in
that wiU bold tbs rupture Bcuraly in sll positions
which the body can bepiaeed. It will perform
cares when sll others fail. It can be worn withease
comfort when no spring- truss csn be oaed. When
adjusted, no motion uf toe body or accident can diaplaos
ft. Three tnatraroenU hare the unqualified approval
the most eminent prsctitioneni in the proftwskm.
From the nameroua testimonials in our possssskat
sppend the following: . - ... .
rAf ter the experience of months, pstients testify
jto iu efficacy, aa weU as to the com snd freedom
lnonnvpnirnc with which the Instrument ta worn.
superior advantages. (As .Elastic Tnut possesses in a
degres ALL rouuialtee and qnalin cations claimed for
invention. I osts no hesitstJon in reKardlng it
important for the relief and cure of Hemis.
Ex-Health Officer of tha Port of New York, SuraiWm-
Uhlal or Xtew Jtora Dtste taospitsi.-- etc, out.
GKO.V. House, M.D.JimjertatenderrtElaailc'ImOo.t
n JB.V a ftaM- mf7nrnv for tbirtr sears. In my
person, from the use of ererr form of Metailio Truss
in this country snd in Europe, 1, two years
.).A aMW TIH TV.ir. anr1 Bar. that time I ban
perienosdoemfoitsndsstisfsctaon.snd been taught
trnth. that the Elastic Trass is the only tnstrnmsnt
.hnnM hanud h, the relief and enre of Hernia:
now. after more than thirty years' contlnnona
and ha Tins adiasted many hundreds of Trusses (and
tue last ivwifuonuu
declare it to be my deliberate opinion that your
Trtuais the only one entitled to the oonndence of
public : that elasticity is the only power st sll adapted
the requirements of a Truss or Supporter, snd am
that your Elartic Trust actually enres a large,
of alf cases to which it is applied, not only
children, but in numerous cases within my own
Prof, of An&tonqr and Sargsrr. W . Y. K. Medictl
Bewsra of 'cheap and worthleM tmltatlon
Tnuaea. which (oms partte advertise and eeU,
lently repretttntiiig that they are BUUiillaotaieoV bj
Elaatio Traaa Co. . - .
Tbee Tntaeea are sent by mall to all parte of the
Irr. Satlafaction cnaranteed in all caaea. .Before
chaatnf anf trther, wtitfcr DecripU-e 0rculjt
iotho. ..... j
683 BROADWAY, NEW YORK,
lit. 3. Walker's California Vin
egar Bitters aro a purely Vegetable
preparation, rnado chielly from tbo na
tive herbs found on the lower ranges of
the Sierra Nevada mountains of Califor
nia, tha medicinaj properties jf thich
are extracted therefrom without tno use
of Alcohol. The question is almosi
daily asked, "What is the causo of the
unparalleled success of Vixkoae B -TEitsf"
Our answer is, that they remove
the cause of disease, and tho patient re
covers his health. They are the great
blood purifier and a life-giving principle,
a perfect Benovator and Invigorator
of thj syBtem. Never before in the .
history of the world bait a medieine beea
compounded possessing the remarkable
qualities of Vibkoar Dittbrs in healing thn
sick of every disease man is bcir to. Tbey
;re a gentle Purgative as well aa a- Tonic, '
relieving Congestion or Inflammation ol
the Liver and Visceral Organs. in Bilious.
The properties of Dr. Walker's
Vikeoar Bitters are Aperient Diaphoretic,
Carminative, Nutritions, Laxative, Diuretic,
Sedative, Counter-irritant, Sudorific, Altera
tive, and Anti-Bilious.
Grateful Thousands proclaim vn
egar Bitters the most wonderful In-
vigorant that ever sustained the sinking
no rerson can take these Bitters
according to directions, and remain long
unwell, provided their bones are not de
stroyed by mineral poison or otheT
means, and vital organs wasted beyond
Bilious, Remittent and Inter
mittent Fevers, which are so preva
lent in the valleys of our great rivers
throughout the United State?, especially
those of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri,'
Illinois, Tennessee, Cumberland, Arkan.
. . . n I 1
sas, nea, uoioraao, israzos, ruo untuue,
Pearl, Alabama, Mobile, Savannah, Ro
anoke, James, and many others, with
their vast tributaries, throughout our
entire country during tue summer ana
Autumn, and remarkably so during sea
sons of unusual heat and dryness, are
invariably accompanied by extensive de
rangements of the stomach and liver,
and other abdominal visceral In their
treatment, a purgative, exerting a pow
erful influence upon these various or
gans, is essentially necessary. There
is no cathartic for the purpose equal to
Dr. J. Walker's Vinegar Bitters,
as they will speedily remove the dark
colored viscid matter with which the
bowels are loaded, at the same time
Atimnlating the secretions of the liver, .
and generally restoring tne lieaiiny
functions of the digestive organs.
Fortitv the hotly against disease
by purifying aU its iluids with Vixeoar
Bitters. Jso epidemic can take hold
of a Bystem thus fore-anned..
Dvsnensia or Indiaestion. Head
ache, Pain , in tho Shoulders, Coughs,
Tightness of tho Chest, Dizziness, Sour
Eructations of the Stomach, Bad Taste
in the Month, Bilious Attacks, Palpita
tation of the Heart, Inflammation of the
Lungs, Pain in tho region of the Kid
neys, and a hundred other painful symp
toms, aro the ollsprmgs oi Dyspepsia.
One bottle will prove a better guarantee
of its merits than a lci';thy advertise
ment. Scrofula, or King's Evil, White
Swellings, TJ leers, Erysipelas, Swelled Xeck,
Goitre, Scrofulous Iiiflaminations, Indolent
Inflammations, Ucrcnrial AiTcctions, Old
Bores, Eruptions of the Skin, Sore Eyes, etc.
In these, as in all other constitutional Dis
eases, 'Walker's Yikkoar Bitters bavo
shown their great curative powers in the
most obstinate and intractable wses.
For Intlaminatory and Chronic
Rheumatism, Gout, Bilious, Remit
tent and Intermittent Fevers, Diseases of
the Blood, Liver, Kidneys and Bladder,
these Bitters have no equal. Such Diseases
are caused by Vitiated Blood.
Mechanical Diseases. Persons en-
?aged in Paints and Minerals, such as
lumbers, Type-setters, Gold-beaters, and
Miners, as they advance in life, are subject
to paralysis of the Bowels. To guard
against this, take a dose of Walker's Yik
EGAR Bitters occasionally.
For SKin Diseases, Eruptions, Tet
tenj Salt-iilaotuiv JiWtclHW, Spots, Pimples
Pustules, Boils, CaVbuncles, King-woTnts,
Scald-Bead. Sore Eves. Erysipelis, Itch,
Scurfs, Discoloration of the Skin, Humors
and Diseases of the Skin of whatever name
or nature, are literally dng up and carried
oot of the system,in a short time by the use
of these Bitters.
rin. "TaDe. and other norms.
lurking in the system of so many thousands,
aro effectually destroyed and removed. No
system of medicine, no vermifuget "o an
thelniinitics will free the system from worms
like these Bitters.
For Female Complaints, in young
or old, married or single, at the dawn of wo
manhood, or the turn of life, these Tonic
Bitters display so decided an influence that
improvement is soon perceptible.
Ueanse the v mated jsiooa wnep
ever you find its impurities bursting through
the skin in Pimples, Eruptions, or Sores;
cleanse it when you find it obstructed and
sluggish in the veins; cleanse it when it if
foul ; your feelings will tell you when. Keey
the blood pure, and the health of the systen
k. h. Mcdonald & co..
Druggists and Gen. Agts, Saa Franciseo, California
aod oor. of Washington and Charlton Sta.. N. Y.
Sold by all Druggists and Dealers.
er as sa
4Pfff and ffrpneesamonth to sfrttms. Address
3 atSUU STL STODDARD. JonesvUle. Mich.
FOB AGEXT8 tn oua ten Mu-
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erery houso. hamnie sna ctrcu-
I II11I1I1J K ,- htinavn Simnl,
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ATTENTION, OWKERS OF HORSES.
am jvwr zxariTeu natter ior
the Zinc Collar Pari.
They are warranted to cure
any sore neck on bone or
male, or monry refunded, if
printed directions are fol
lowed. Sand 75c. for sample.
Zinc Collar Pad Co., Sole
Mannf t'ts, Bpchanan.M ich. .
PER 7 AY Commissfcrn, or S30 a week aala
, Wsoffor it and will pay it
Webber & Co., Mazion, a
09 17. and rpensea. Ws offer it and will pay
Apply now. Ot. v.
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far-Dr. B.'s Treatise on Bpedal Diseases," which
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DT UM " I.1TOTS OI YOtUa,
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