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The Eaton Democrat
L. O. GOULD, Publisher.
AT THE BARS.
1 wait In tbe dusk at the ban In the lane.
Waiting and watching at close of day:
When the world is stilled In the solemnnour
As It yields for space to the night's brief
And the moonshine chases the daylight
In the mystical purple of twilight the hills
And ralleys are wrapped, ana the forces of
Rave conquered the day and driven him far
To the west, where the sentinel evening star
Keeps a watchful eye on his sullen night.
From the darkening meadows the tinkling
Ring low and clear on the perfumed air, "
Where a thousand delioate odors blend
From flower and bud that to Heaven ascend,
An offering purer than human prayer.
Ihe querulous plaint of the whippoorwlll,
Hiding away in its lonely nest.
Quivers and thrills with a note of pain,
' like a lover mourning who loves in vain,
- Or a tost soul crying to Heaven for rest.
Why rometh she not, my beauty, my Bessl
With the tender eyes, so gentle and kind;
She is late; even now with noiseless fall
O'er the dull earth settles a gossamer pail,
, And the bat darts by on the rising wind.
With a nameless dread that I can not quell,
Ana a xanoy nnea witn aouocs ana roars,
Ipeer in 'vain where the ghostly trees
Frolic and Dlav with the wooinir breeze
And the winding path on the- hill appears.
At the bars, I wait, though the dews are
- She will surely come though the hour be
Hark there's a step on the path coming
Aha! and a call that I know, low and clear.
.Bo well does my brown beauty know I will
She is coming at last! How the glad earth
And the breezes of Heaven arrow sweeter
See the elover beads bend in a dying caress
As they tremble and bow 'neath her foot's
On the path where I'm waiting to meet her.
Her foot falls as light as the dew on the grass.
So quiet and shy as she comes to my side,
As her brown dreamy eyes look so softly In
They rival the glow of the calm star shine.
Where is any can equal my Bess in her
An day she has gathered, In meadow and
wood. - .
Sweet grasses and flowers and buttercups
But now, in the gloaming, when the mists
lie low. .
On the river brink and the fa'nt stars show,
one comes to me nere in me zaaing ugnv
80, I let down the bars and my pet comes
With a step that a Duchess might envy.
With a grateful moo and a musical low.
She enters, so irlossv and stately and slow.
My three hundred dollar prize Alderney
' ; - ' Detroit. Free Press,
LOST HER FACULTY.
The Minister and the Arithmetician
A strong toft south wind had been blow
ing and the trees had dropped nearly all
their leaves. There were left only a few
brownish-gold ones dangling on the elms,
and hardly any at all on the maples. There
were many trees on the street, and the
fallen leaves were heaped high. Mrs.
Wilson Tdrry's little door-yard was ankle-
deep with them. The air was full of their
odor, which could affect the spirit like
song, and mingled with it was the scent of
The minister had been calling on Mrs.
Torry that afternoon, and now he - stood
facing her on the porch, taking leave. He
waa very yonng, and this was his first
parish. He was small and light and mild'
looking; still he had considerable - nervous
volubility. The simple village women
never found aim hard to entertain.
$ow, all at once, he made an exclama
tion, and fumbled in his pocket for a folded
paper. "Tnere," said he, "I nearly forgot
this. air. nainiieia requested me to hand
this to you, Mrs. Torry. It is a problem
which he has been working over; he gave
it to me to try, ana wanted me to propose,
when I called, that you should see what
you could do with it."
tme seized it eagerly. "Well, I'll see
, what I can do ; bat you an' he musn't make
no great calculations on me. Yon know I
don't know anything about the 'rithmetic
dooks an' tne rules tney nev nowadays
but I'm willin' to trv."
"Oh, you'll have it done while Mr. Plain
- field and I are thinking of it, Mrs. Torry."
. "You 'aint neither of you done it, then?"
"He had not at last accounts, and I
have not," replied the young man, laugh'
in, bat coloring a little.
The old lady's eyes gleamed as she looked
at mm, tnen at tne paper. i dare say
cant make head or tail of it," said she.
"but I'll see what I can do bv-an'-bv."
She had something of a childish air as
ahe stood there. Bhe was slender, and so
short that she waa almost dwarfed; her
boulders were carved a little by spinal
disease. She had a small round face, and
- a mouth which widened out innocently
into smiles as she talked. Her eyes looked
out directly at one, like a child's; over
.- them loomed a high forehead with bulging
"temples covered with deep wrinkles.
"You have always been very fond of
mathematics, haven't you, Mrs. Torry?"
. I said the minister, in his slow retreat.
"Lor, yes. I cant remember the time
when I wa'n't crazy to cipher.
"Arithmetic is a very fascinating study,
I think," remarkedlthe minister, tryingj to
tide easily off the subject and down the
" Tia to me. An' there's somethin' I
- was thinkin' about this very forenoon
seein' all them leaves on he ground made
' me, I a'pose. It's always been a sight of
comfort to me to count. When I was a
. little girl I'd 'moat rather count than play.
I used to sit down an' count by the hour
' together. I remember a little pewter por
ringer I had, that I used to fill up with
: beans an' count 'em. Well, it come into
my head this forenoon what a blessed
privilege it would be to count np all the
beautiful things in this creation. Just
think of countin' all them red an' gold-colored
leaves, an' all the grapes an' apples
in the fall; an' when it come to the
winter, all the flakes of snow an' the
sparkles of frost; an' when it come to the
spring, all the flowers, and blades of grass,
an' the little new light green leaves. I
don't know but you'll think it ain't exactly
reverent, but it does seem to me that I'd
rather do that than sing in the other
world. Mebbe somebody does have to do
the countin': mebbe it's singin' for some."
Bhe stared up into the warm blue air, in
which the bare branches of the trees glist
ened, with a sweet, solemn wonder in her
The minister in a bewildered way pon
dered all the old woman had said, as be
rustled down the street. Later, Mr. Plain
field (the young high-school teacher J and
he would have a discussion over it. They
often talked over Mrs. Wilson Tarry.
After her caller had gone, the old woman
entered the house. On the left of the little
entry was the best room, where she had
been entertaining the minister; on the
right, the kitchen. A young girl was in
. there eating an apple. She looked op
wnen Mrs. xorry stood in tne aoor.
. "He's gone, ain't he?" said she.
"Why. Lettv. when did you come?"
"A few minutes azo. School's just out.
I came in the back door and .heard him
talking, so I kept still."
- "Why didn't you come in an' see him?"
: "Oh, I didn't want to see him. What
you got there, grandma?"
'Nothin' but a sum the minister brought
me to do. He an' Mr. Plainfield have been
workin' over it.'?
"Couldn't they do it?"
"Well, he said they hadn't neither
'en done it yet."
"Is it awful hard?"
"I don't know. I 'ain't looked at
"Let me see. He didn't get it out of any
01 our books, 1 Know, vv e never naa any
thing like this."
"I s'pose it's one he come across some'
where. I guess I'll sit down and look at
two or three minutes."
- An old bureau stood against the wall;
it -wero arranged lour religious news
papers in the exact order of their issues,
the latest on top, Farmers' Almanacs
the last four years filed in the same way,
and a slate surmounted by an old arith
metic. The pile of newspapers was in the
middle, the slate and almanacs were
either side. -Lettv.
soberly eati ug her apple, watched
her grandmother getting out the arithmetic
and slate, fine was a pretty young girl
her small, innocent face, in spite of
youthful roundness and fairness, reminded
neonle of Mrs. Torrv's.
"I don't think much of Mr. Painfleld
aayhow," sold she, as the click of
firaodinether'n toenail oath slate began
pm4 hi bMwi I in Ui tWMMd
telling Lizzie Baacom so to-day. fie came
right up behind us on the street, and I
know he heard. You ought to have seen
"I dtf.i't see what you've got agin him."
remarked Mrs, Torry, absently, as she
dotted ddwn figures.
"1 haven't much ot anything that I know
of against him. only I don't think he's
mncn 01 a teacner. xie can't ao examples
quickly as you, I know, and I don't
think a man has any business to be school
teaching if he can't do examples as quickly
as an old lady."
Mrs. Torry stopped her work and fixed
her round, unwinking eyes full on the girl's
"Lettv Torry. there's some things von
dont understand. You never will under
stand 'em. if you live to be as old as Me-
thuseleh, as far as that's concerned. But
you'll get so you know the things air.
Sometimes it don't make any difference if
anybody's ignorant, an' 'aint got any
book-learning: air old, an' h'd a hard
workin' life. There'll be somethin' in 'em
that everybody else 'ain't got; somethin'
that growed, an' didn't have to be learned.
I've got tnis iacuity; 1 can cipner. xt
'aint nothin' agin Mr. Plainfield if he
ain't got it: it's a gift."
Her voice took on a solemn tone and
trembled. Lettv looked at her-with child
ish wonder. "Well." said she. with a sub
dued manner, "he has no right to teach,
anyhow, without it. I guess I'll have
another amle. I was real hunsrrv.
80 Lettv ate another apple silently, while
her grandmother worked at the problem
She did not solve it as easily as usual.
She worked till midnight, her little lamp
drawn close to her on the kitchen table;
then she went to bed, with the answer still
It aint goin' to do for me to set up any
longer," said she, forlornly, as she replaced
the slate on the bureau. "I shall be sick
if I do. But I declare I don't see what's
got into me. 1 hope I aint losin' my fac-
She could not sleep much, ine next
morning, as soon as their simple breakfast
was eaten and Letty had gone to school,
sne seated nerseii wicn ner siaie ana pencil.
When Letty came home at noon she
found her grandmother still at work, and
no dinner ready.
"1 do declare 1 criea tne 01a woman.
"Yon dont mean to say you're home, Let
ty I It ain't twelve o'clock, is it?"
"uourse n is; quarter pasc-
"I 'ain't got one mite of dinner ready,
then. I've been so took np with the sum I
hadnt no idea how the time was goin'. I
dont know what you will do, child."
"Uh, I'll get some oread ana muic, grana
ma: just as soon have it as anything else.
Got the problem done?"
'No, I 'aint. I feel real baa aooat your
dinner. I'll kindle up a fire now and fry
you an egg there be time enough."
" ia rataer nave otbu iou hiiibu--After
Lettv had gone to school for the
afternoon, and Mrs. Torry had been work
ing fruitlessly for au hour longer, she
dropped her pencil.
"I declare," said she, "I'm afraid I am
losin' my faculty!"
Tears stooa in ner eyes, -i won-e give
np that I am, anyhow," said she, and took
the tjencil again.
When Letty returned, in the latter part
of the afternoon, she scarcely knew it, with
the full meaning 01 the word, tone saw ner.
but her true consciousness was so full of
figures that Letty's fair face could only
look in at the door.
Letty ran in hastily; a young girl was
waiting for her outside. "Oh, grandma,"
cried Letty. "Lizzie's going to Ellsworth
to do an errand for her mother; she's
coming back on the last train. Cant I go
Her grandmother stared at her for a
minute and made no answer.
"She's got tickets for both of us. Cant
t go, grandma?"
Letty smoothed her hair a little 'and put
on her best hat; then she went.
"Good-bye," said she, looking back at
the intent old figure; but she got no an
swer. "Grandma's so taken np with the ex
ample she's got that she doesn't know any
thing," she told her friend when she was
outside. "She didn't answer when I said
good-bye; she forgot to get dinner to-day,
Mrs. Torry worked on and on. bhe
never looked np nor thought of anything
else until it grew so dark that she could
not see her figures. "I'll have to light the
lamp," said she, with a sigh.
After it was lit she went to work again.
She never thought of wanting any supper,
though she had eaten nothing since morn
ing. The kitchen clock struck seven Letty
should have been home then eight, and
nine, but she never noticed it. A few
minutes afterward some one knocked on
the door. She ciphered on. Then the
knocks were repeated, loader and quicker.
"Somebody's knockin' I guess," she
mattered and opened the door. Mr.
Plainfield stood there. He was a hand
some young man with rosy cheeks; he was
always smiling. He looked past her into
the room inquiringly.
"Is Letty at home?" said he.
"Yes, Letty. Is she at home?"
"Why, yes, she's here. Lstty!"
"Has she gone to bed?"'
"Why,- yes, I guess she has." Mrs.
Torry opened the door at the foot of the
stairs. 'Letty! Letty I"
"I guess she must be asleep," said she.
turning to the young man, who had stepped
into the kitchen. "Want me to go np and
see? Did you want anything partickler?"
He hesitated. "If yon had just as soon
T n rl sntnAf.htnn nnAoin.1 "
The old woman climbed1 the steep, nncar-
peted stairs, feeble, with a long pat on
every step. She came down faster, reck
less of her trembling uncertainty. "Sne
ain't there! Letty's gone! Where is she?"
You know she went to Ellsworth with
"No. I didn't.
"Why, she said something to you about
it. didn't she?"
"i don't know wnetner sne aid or not."
"Lizzie just told me that she missed her
in the depot. She left her there for a min
ute while she went back for something she
had forgotten. When she came back she
was gone. The train was all ready, and
Lizzie thought she must be on it, so she
got on herself. She did not see her in the
depot here, and has been crying about it,
and afraid to tell till just now. 1 came
right over as soon as I knew about it."
"O. Letty! Letty! Where's Letty? O,
Mr. Plainfield, you go an' find her! Go
right off! You will, wont you? Letty
alters liked you."
"I always liked Letty," said the young
mnn rirnlrAnlv. "I'll ?nrl V, fr H nti 'h vnn
"You'll go right off now?'
"Of course I will; I wont wait a min'
O, Letty, Letty! Where is she? What
shall I do? That little bit ot a thing and
she was always one of the frightened kind
out all alone; an' it's night! She never
went to .Ellsworth alone in all ner null life.
She didn't know nothin' about the town,
an' she didn't have a cent of money in her
I'll sena Mrs. tsascom over to stay wita
you," Mr. nainneid called back as he
Soon Mrs. Bascom came, poking her
white, nervous face in the door inquiringly
"She 'ain't come?"
"No. O, Mis' Bascom, what shall I do?"
"O, Mis' Torry, I do feel so bad about it
1 don't know what to do ! If Lizzie hod
only told before 1 but there she was up
stairs crying, and atraid to tell. I've been
scolding her, but she felt so bad I had to
Rtnn. KhA OAllArl mo nn f..-M Trio finnllv
an' I guess 't wa'n't long before Mr. Plain
field started off, to find out if she was
home. It was lucky he was boarding with
us. He'll find her if anybody can : he's as
quick as lightning. He turned white's
sheet when I told him."
O, Mis' Bascom 1"
'Now, dont give up so. Mis' Torry.
He'll find her. She cant be very far off.
You'll see her walking in here first thing
you know. He's got a real fast .team, an'
he's started for Ellsworth now. He went
past me like a streak when I was coming
np the road. He'll have her back safe and
sound before morning.
"O, Letty ! Letty ! O, what shall I do?
It's my own fault, every mite of it's my
own fault. 'Tis; you dont know nothin'
about it. The minister brought me a sum.
he an' Mr. Plainfield had been workin' on,
to do, yesterday afternoon, an' I jest sat
an' ciphered half the night, an' all day.
didn't know no more what Letty asked
me, when she came in from school, than
nothin' at all. I didn't know nothin' but
them figgers, an' now Letty's lost, an' it's
"Why, you might have let her gone
"I guess I shouldn't let her gone all alone
with vour Lizzie, to come home after dark
in the last train, little delicate thing as
was. I guess I shouldn't; an' I guess
should have started up an' done some.
thing, if I'd known, when she wasn't here
at train time. I didn't get the sum done,
an' I'm glad of it; it seems to me jest
if I was losin' my faculty as I'm growin'
older, an' I hope I am."
"Now dont talk so. Mis' Torry.
down an' try to be calm. You'll be sick."
"I guess there ain't much bein' calm,
tell you what 'tis. Mis' Bascom, I've
been a wicked woman. I've been
thinkin' so much of this faculty
I've bad for cipherin' that I've -
it afore everything I bev. Only yester
day that poor child didn't hev any dinner
but crackers an' milk, 'causa I was sa tank
an with the ins tMti forget it. An'
was jest as patient as a lamb about it; said
she'd rather, hev -crackers an' milk than
anything else. O, dear I dear!"
'"Don't cry. Mis' Torry."
"I can't help it. " It dont make bo differ
ence what -folks are born with a faculty
for whether it's cipherin', or singin', or
writin' poetry the love that's betwixt hu
man beings an' the help that's betwixt 'em
ought to come first. I've known it all the
time, but I've gone agin it, .n' now I've
got my pay. What shall I do?"
Mrs. Bascom remained with her all night,
but she could not pacify her in the least.
She was nearly distracted herself. She
was fearful that her Lizzie might be
The next day people flocked to the boose
to inquire if there was any news from
Letty, and to comfort her grandmother.
Sympathy seemed fairly dripping like
fragrant oil from these simple, honest
hearts; bnt the poor old woman got no re
freshing influence from it. She kept on
her old strain in their ears. She had lost
Letty, and it was all her own fault, and
what shonid she do! Mr. Plainfield did
not come home. The minister took his
place in school. Nothing was heard until
noon; then a telegram from the teacher
came. He thought he was on Letty's track,
he said; they should hear again.'
Next day there was a second message;
Letty was safe; coming home as soon as
possible. The following day passed then,
and not another word came. The old
grandmother's faith fand hope seemed to
have deserted her. She knew Letty was
not found: she never would be found. She
nil " Mr. Plainfield were both lost now.
Something dreadful had -happened to both
"The worst of it is." she told Mrs. Bas
com one afternoon, with a fierce indigna
tion at herself, "I cant help thinkin' about
that awfnl sum now after all that's hap-
nsned. Them figgers keep troomn7 Into
my head right in the midst of my thinkin'
about Letty. It's all I can do to let that
slate alone, an' not take it off the bureau,
But I won't I won't if it kills me not to."
On the fourth day after Letty's disap
pearance, between six and seven o'clock in
the evening, Mrs. Torry was sitting alone
in her kitchen. The last sympatnizer naa
gone home to eat her supper.
The distressed old woman had drank
cup of tea; that was all she would touch.
The pot was still on the stov. There was
a soft yellow light from the lamp over the
room, ine warm air was xuu ol lu ira.
prance of boiling tea.
Mrs. Torry sat looking over at the
bureau. She would have looked the same
way if she had been starving and seen food
O." she whispered, "if I could only
work on that snm a little while, it does
anom hk if 'twould comfort me more'n any
thing ! O Lord ! I wonder if I was to blame?
'Twas the way I was made, an' I couldn't
help that. P'rhaps I should hev let Letty
gone, an' she'd been lost, anyway. I
wonder if I hev lost my faculty?"
She sat tliere looking over at the slate.
At last she rose and started to cross the
room. Midway she stopped.
"O, what am I doin'? Letty's lost, an
I'm goin' to cipherin' ! S'pose she should
come in an' ketch me? She'd be ao hurt
she'd never get over it. She wouldn't
think I cared anything about her."
She stood looking at the slate and
thinking for a moment. Then her face
ru, 1 ml into a nara cairn.
'Letty won't come back she won't
never come back. I might as well cipher
as anvthing else."
She went across tbe room, got the slate
and pencil, and returned to her seat. She
had been ciphering for a minute or so
when a sound outside caused her to start
and stop. She sat with mouth open and
chin trembling, listening. 1 ne sou no. came
nearer: it was at the door. Of all the
sweet sounds which had smote that old
woman's ears since her birth songs of
birds, choral hymns, Sabbath bells there
had been none so sweet as this. It was
Tittv's thin girlish treble which she heard
inst outside the door.
T or a second, as sue hc usbemuK, ner
face was rapt, angelic; in spite of its
sallowness and wrinkles it might have
figured in an altar-piece. Then it changed.
The slate was in her lap. What would
It was oil passing swiitiy; tne aoor.
latch rattled, she slipped the slate under
her gingham apron, and sat still.
"O, poor grandma!" cried Letty, run
ning m: "you've been mgntenea 'most to
death about me, haven't you?" She- bent
over her grandmother and laid her soft
nrettv cheek against hers.
"U, ijetty 1 1 aiun-t tains you-a overcome
"I have; but I did have tbo dreadfulest
time. I got carried 'way ont West on an
exnress train. Just think of it 1 I got on
the wrong train while I was waiting for
Lizzie. 1 was mgntenea almost to aeatn,
But Mr. Plainfield talegrapbed ahead. He
found out where I was going, and they
took me to a hotel; and then he came for
me. You haven't said anything to Mr,
The young man was'standing smiling be
hind Letty. She looked astonished when
her grandmother did not rise to speak to
nim, out sat periectiy guu as sne utterea
some broken thanks.
Why, grandma, you ain't sick, are
you?" said she.
"No I ain't sick," said her grand
mother, with a meek tone.
wnen Mr. nainneia leu, in a iew mo.
ments, Letty gave a half-defiant, half
ashamed glance at her grandmother, and
followed him out, closing the door.
When she returned Mrs. Torry was stand
ing by the table pouring out a cup of tea
for her. The slate was in the usual place
on the bureau.
Grandma," said Letty, blushing inno
cently, "I thought I ought to say some
thing to Mr. Plainfield, you know. I hadn't,
and I knew he heard what I said to Lizzie
that day. I thought I ought to ask his
Fardon, when he'd done so much for me.
've made up my mind that I do like him.
There's otlicr tilings bosiues doing arith
"I guess there is, child. Them things is
all second. I think I'd rather have a man
who hadn't got any special faculty, if I
was goin' to get manned."
"Nobody said anything about getting
. Pretty soon Letty went to bed. She was
worn out with her adventures. -
"Aint you going too. grandma?" asked
she, turning around, lamp in hand at .the
foot of the stairs.
"Pretty soon, child; pretty soon. I've
got a little somethin' I want to do first."
The grandmother sat up till nearly morn
ing working over the problem. Once in a
while she would lay down her slate and
climb upstairs and peep into Letty's little
peaceful girl-chamber to see if she was
"If I have got that dear child safe, and
'aint lost my faculty, it's more'n I deserve,"
muttered she, as she took her slate the last
The next evening the minister came
over. "So Letty's come," he said, when
Mrs. Torrv opened the door.
"Yes. Lattv's coine. and I've got that
sum, you gave me,doue." Harpers' Maga
How a Colored Teamster Was Paralyzed
by a Flying Battery.
A member of tin Ohio battery tells
how the organization managed to sup
ply itself with fresh meat ouce upon a
time. We knew it would 1ms night be
fore the slow-paced baggage wagons
reached Bowling Green, and perhaps
morning before ws could iind them
The thought ma te the soldiers raven
on 9. Clearly, something must be done
to procure rations for supper. Far off
down the road in front we could see
negro driving au ox team, making his
way homo, probably scared intoau ague
fit by the sudden appearance of Yankees.
It was the first time, the reader must
remember, that the Federal troops had
penetrated the South, and the ignorant
people regarded them with comical ter
ror. The negro was making what haste
he dould to avoid being overtaken. At
this moment a wheel ran off from the
lead ng gan carriage, and the first de
tachment halted, drawing to one s'.de
to enable the battery to pass. In
minute or two it was replaced, but by
this time the battery had thundered by
the ox team, leaving the negro half
paralyzc:l with fear, sitting in h!s wagon
by the roadside. A hurried consulta
tion in the detachment resulted in the
sergaant giving it one minute to convert
the oxen into beef. Wo approached
the team on a run, halted, and while
the negro still sat on the wagon with
staring eyes, shivering witn fright,
twenty men fell to the work of slaugh
ter. They worked like wild men, for
fear of losing their rations. In a min
ute or two it was all over, eight quarters
of beef adorned t'.ie caisson chests, the
detachment clattered on the run
overtake the battery, and the negro still
sat. on his wagon, gaz'n alternately
the hides, heads and debris encumber
ing the yoke and witgon tongue, and
the fivinsr artillery disappeared down
the roadi O'isuslitiU Leadnn
CONGO FREE STATE.
The Most Important Modern Geographical
Revolution—Stanley's Important Discoveries.
Many contradictory statements a to
the practical results of the work done
under the auspices of the International
Association for the Exploration and
Civilization of Africa have- of late ap
peared . in public prints, both in this
country and in Europe. It would be
well to refer briefly to the origin of the
association before giving an account of
the results of its labors, the most im
portant of which is the foundation of
the Free State of the Congo. The last
twenty-five years have done more for
our knowledge of the geographical and
physical condition of Africa than many
thousands of years previously have been
able to iunmn. Aituougn it is the seat
of one of the most ancient civilizations
of the world Egypt yet this im
mense continent of over eleven millions
of square miles, with a population
which is estimated at about two hun
dred million souls, has until within the
last quarter of a century remained an
almost scaled dook. ihe splendid work
of nearly thirty years in central and
southeast Africa done by Livingston;
the solution of the great problem of the
JNiie sources, caput Atii quoerere a
query which already with tbe Romans
was a synonym lor the impossible; Cam
eron's march across the continent from
Zanzibar to Benguela; Serpa Pinto's
iournev across in an opposite direction
. . . .
from .Benguela to u 'Urban; the ex
plorations of scores of hardy pioneers,
too numerous to mention nere, and
finally Stanley s great ext)loit.his iournev
from the Indian Ocean to the Tangan
vika. his onward march to Nvanerwe.
liis discovery of the Congo the most
important since tbe l.scovery of this
continent had drawn tbe attention of
the whole civilized world toward the
and srenerous prince Leopold. Kins of
the Belgians who took the first step
toward realizing material oenents rrom
the work of the travelers. Measures
should be taken to facilitate future ex
plorations, to diminish the attendant
dangers, to utilize the commercial ad
vantages whioh the rich virgin soil of
vast regions or. tne continent oners to
the European and American trader and
colonist. These ideas led to the assembly
of the geographical conference which
met at Brussels in I8V0. At this 'meet
ing the international Association was
organized for the systematic aecom
pnsnment 01 tne tasKs enumerated
above. ' We can briefly dispose of the
labors of the association on the. east
coast. The first expedition was organ
ized in : Belgium in the latter part of
1877 for the purpose of establishing a
line of stations from the eastern coast
opposite Zanzibar to Lake Tanganyika,
a distance of about five hundred miles.
This was successfully accomplished.
and a permanent settlement - on the
lake, called Karema, was founded. To
appreciate the advantage gamed bv this
pioneering work it may be mentioned'
that tne journey irom tne coast to tne
lake, to accomplish which Captain Bur
ton, took six months, and Cameron
after him eleven months, is now made
in perfect safety and Comparative com
tort m one montn ana a nair.
While this work was going on on
the eastern coast, Stanley had accom
plished his wonderful feat or reaching
the mouth 01 the uongo. After this
all-important discovery of the great
artery of Central Africa, another asso
ciation was founded in Brussels in 1878
the Congo committee Co mite d1 Etude
au naui vongo). xne object ot tnis
association is, to express an undertak
ing of stupendous magnitude in a very
few words, to establish an uninterrupted
line of stations from the mouth of the
Congo, and along the banks of the
river by way of Karema on Lake Tan
ganyika, to baadant on the Ked Sea, op-
Eosite Zanzibar. The enterprise would
ave seemed almost hopeless, yet the
greater portion, nas already oeen ac
complished. The work of the two as
sociations, the international and the
Congo, is essentially the same. They
carry on tneir civilizing operations in
different parts of the continent. Their
design is not to engage in trade, their
object is purely scientific and philan-
tropic, so that "every traveler, what
ever may be his nationality; every mis
sionary, whatever may be his faith;
every legitimate trader, whatever may
be his commerce, mav claim assistance
at all stations, and be certain of meet
ing with hospitality."
The task of superintend ng the work
on the west coast, by far the most im
portant part, was intrusted to Mr. Stan
ley, who, having scarcely recovered
from the enecls of his terrible voyage
down tne uongo, appeared again at the
mouth of the river in August, 1879, to
ascend it "with the novel mission of
sowing along its banks civilized settle
ments, to peacefully conquer and sub
due it, to remold it in harmony with
modern ideas into natioual states, with
in whose limits the European merchant
shall go hand-in-hand with the dark
African trader, and justice and law and
order shall prevail, and murder and
lawlessness and the cruel barter of
slaves shall forever cease." The result
of this mission was the founding of the
Free State of the Congo and the acqui
sition of territory amounting to i,u:k.
000 square miles, inhabited by a popu
lation of 42,608, 000 souls- -an area five
times as large as that of France or
Germany. The association is in pos
session of treaties maie with 450 inde
pendent African Chiefs, whose rights
will be conceded by all to have been in
disputable, since they hold their lands
by undisturbed occupation, by longages
01 succession, Dy real "divine rignt.
Of their own free will, without coercion,
not a shot was fired, not a sword was
drawn, not a life was lost during these
negotiations, but for substantial consid
erations they transferred their rights of
sovereignty and ownership to the asso
The lawfulness of the association's
acquisition of territory having been
morally established it needed now only
tho official indorsement of the powers.
For this purpose, and at the instigation
01 rnnce tsismarcic. a conference was
invited to meet at Berlin for the pur
pose of discussing the momentous con
sequences arising from the opening of
the new highway into the heart of Cen
tral Atrica. lliis conference met on
the 15th of November last and was at
I tended by representatives of the follow-
gium, Spain, the United States of North
America, r ranee, England. Italy, Hol
land, Portugal, Russia, Sweden and
Turkey. Another strong motive in con
voking the conference had bein Prince
Bismarck's emphatic protest, warmly
supported . by Franco and the United
States Government, asrainst the shame
ful Anglo-Portuguese treaty of February
2b, 1S84, Dy wmcn the southwest Aln
can coast between south latitude five
degrees twelve minutes and south lat
itude eighteen degree? wa3 recog
nized by the Br.t sli tiovernment
as Portuguese territory. This line
of coast included the mouth
the Congo, by which the territory of the
associat on became excluded from the
sea. Although this infamous contract
was never ratified, in consequence of
the most indignant protests of every
uuuull(v :i ueiesircu iu tne iiuvigaiion and
commerce of the newly-discovered
waterway, the promoters of the confer
ence intended to stop once for all the
recurrence of such bargains. It should
j be remembered that in the Portuguese
possessions oeiow rne Congo, tne capital
and seaport of which is St Paul de
Loanda, all merchandise brought into
Africa there is subject to a duty of forty
vvMif m va luutjr ftvr Oeai,
allowed if the owners of ihe mer
chandise are Portucruese. a reerulation
practically excludes all other
nations from trading with the interior
Africa along that part of the west
coast, tne international Association
issued from the conference as the Free j
State of tbe Congo; free navigation and
free trade were established throughout
vast area and positive laws were laid
down to determine the future acquisi
tion of IvaA on the African continent.
The first great step was taken to bring
darK continent within the orDit 01
civilization. N. T. Times.
How the Gambling Fraternity Fleece Innocents
Desirous of Acquiring Wealth.
The devices by which the unsuspecting
are coaxed into parting with their coin
the benefit of a few sharpers are so
numerous that it rarely happens that the
honest fanner or laborer upon whom
the gamblers decide to work ever parts
with their company without relinquish
ing two-thirds of his wealth. The nine
ten-die case, coffee pot, chuck-a-luek.
spindle-wheel, higb-for-luck and a score
others known as "sure-thing games1'
are utilized. They are apparently honest
games, where the player, if anything.
nas more than an even cnance to win;
but in reality they are "sure things."
where the player can not possibly do
anvthing Dut lose.
The "case," which is first on the list,
derives its name from the fact that it is
glass show-case about three feet long
and two feet wide, with a depth 01 a
few inches. . In it money ' prizes from
one dollar, up to $200, and sometimes
more, are stacked, and numbered from
No. 9 to No. 54. There are as many
blanks as there are winning numbers.
The highest prizes, however, are each
ticketed with one of the extreme num
bers. The other prizes grow smaller as
they are marked with other numbers
running toward the twenties. From
No. 20 to Nps. 52, 63, and 54
there . are no prizes, but the
blanks are distributed throughout the
case among the ' winning numbers in
such a manner that the ordinary player
does not notice this fact, ihe game
keeper, two or three "boosters," and a
dice-box containing nine dice complete
the running machinery of the game.
The "sucker," aa-th& innocent is termed.
either drops in or is steered to see the
game. The keeper explains to him that
"there are are as many winning as los
ing numbers, and tbe prizes run from
$ 1 to $200. By the payment of a half
dollar you are entitled to one shake out
of the box and to the prize that your
shake calls for. Shake nine aces or
nine sixes, and you will win $200." The
"sucker" hesitates to begin, not know
ing exactly how the game is conducted,
and it is at that moment that the "boos
ters" come into play. The dealer ex
plains than any-number of players can
come in the game, and that each will be
paid the prize the shake calls for. One
of the "boosters" has this explained to
him as though he had not thoroughly
understood what had been said. Then
the force of "boosters" each invest fifty
cents. Anybody in the crowd of spec
tators shakes out the dice, and the game
keeper counts each dice as he removes
it from among the others "3, 6 and 5
are 14, 19, 22," and so on, finally an
nouncing the aggregate of all the dice.
That number is looked for in the case.
and generally ig a blank. The "boost
ers" continue investing, losing probably
three or four times, when one probably
invites the "sucker," if he has not yet
invested, to throw the dice, "just for
luck." The innocent is prevailed upon
to do the shaking for the crowd, and
the game-keeper counts again, this time
more rapidly, and m such a manner
that he makes the total reach a prize
winning number. It is announced, and
au eyes are directed to tne case to dis
cover it. The "boosters ' and game
keeper, however, refrain from an
nouncing that they have found the
winning number, and the intended
victim, whose interest is enlisted, is left
to point out its location. When it is
found the prize is paid to each player.
and some one Who is profuse in his
thanks to the innocent for his lucky
shake puts in an extra half-dollar for
his new mend, telling n m to snane tnis
time for himself.
The other "boosters" also take
another chance, and the "sucker"
shakes out the dice. They are counted
rapidly, and the totals announced as a
"What is that?" is asked.
"Gentlemen, there are fourteen con
ditional numbers in the case," explains
the game-keeper. "Should you at any.
time throw one ot tuese numbers you
do not lose your money, bnt are entitled
to double your stake, and then should
you throw a lucky number I will have
to pay you as manv times tne amount
of the prize as 3-011 have invested half
dollars." This strikes the innocent as
a very fair proposition, and he does not
consider where it will lead him to until
too late to save himself. Conditional
numbers are thr6wn repeatedly, and
the stranger to save h:s stakes, keeps
doubling his investment, which in a
short time reaches the size of his purse.
Sometimes the victim, becoming fright
ened; decides to withdraw, from the
game, but he is told that he will for
feit his money by doing so. It is also
explained that should conditional num
bers be snaKen out a certa'n number 01
times more, the player will be entitled
to the return of all his coin, less a half
dollar, which the game takes as its per
centage. The game-keeper generally
limits the number of conditional num
bers to be shaken to arrive at this result
according to about what amount he
believes the victim has in his posses
sion. To coax the victim on the
boosters tell him that he can not lose
that all his money will be returned to
him, and that, should he shake a win
ning number, he will get as many times
the prize as he has invested halt-dollars.
In the nope 01 getting bacK ins co.n
the unfortunate man again risks his
money, which, by being doubled re
peatedly, reaches probably into the
hundreds. About the time when all
his money is up the game keeper tells
him: "Now, sir, you understand that
there are two blank numbers upon
which, should you be unfortunate
enough to fall, you will lose your entire
stake." The player, frightened half
out of his wits at his recklessness,
shakes the d ce. and they are counted
by the game keeper. "A "booster"
picks np the dice as they are counted '
and pushed away, and the total is an
nounced, being reached so rapidly that
no one has had time to verify how coi
rect it is. The number announced is
invariably one of the blanks upon
which "all the stakes are lpst" The
victim wants an explanation. Ho be
lieved that he was to get his money
back less a small percentage for tli6
game. The crowd about the game
press him aside and resume betting.
The victim is bewildered, and the game
keeper kgs him politely to withdraw
and come around some other time
when the game is not iD full blast, and
all the explanations he wishes will be
made to him. The victim by this time
realizes that he has been robbed and
goes away. Sometimes he complain
to the police authorities, and these, who
frequently have been "fixed" by the
gamblers, offer him no consolation but
"you should not have gambled. We
see no redress for you." This method
of doubling up is called "jepping,"
from jeopardy, the position a player
places himself in when he gambles at
the game. Frequently men have been
known to lose thousands of dollars by
being "jepped" at a case. The other
games played are equally dangerous and
as impossible to Win at, San Franeiica
FARM AND FIRESIDE.
Persian insect powder is not poison
ous, and is only destructive to insects
suffocating them, as its fine particles
the orifices through which they
breathe. Troy Times.
When a timothy sod has borne one
of hay that is enough for one
The after-growth is worth more
lie on the ground as protection for
roots than it can be aspasture.-5an
Fruit Cookies : Two cups ot sugar,
cup of butter, two cups of chopped
two eggs, two tablespoonfuls of
milk, two tablespoonfuls of cinna
'one tablespoonful of nutmeg.
cloves and soda. Bake same as other
cookies. The Household.
There is a general belief that late
cultivation is injurious to the potato,
causinsr it to set a large number ol
small tubers with few marketable speci
mens. This effect is the result of deep
plowing between the rows after the po
tatoes have set Shallow culture does
no injury at any time, and pulling out
grass or weeds is beneficial even after
the potatoes are half-grown. Toledo
There are few greater nuisances
than bushes, large rocks, thistles and
other large weeds in the meadow and
pasture. Grub up the bushes, remove
stones, and with, a spade cut the
thistles, docks, etc., that will seed next
year, just beneath the surface of the
ground. It does not pay .to mow around
obstructions, and they are also unsight
in a pasture. Uaicayo jrtoune.
A good dish for supper: Slice cold
boned potatoes very tnin; spnnxie 1
thin laver of cracker crumbs in a bak
ing dish, and cover with a thick layer
potatoes; scatter on saic, pepper ana
nil bits of butter: thenrereat the lay
ers until the dish is filled; then pour on
cup of cream or a cup of rich chicken
soup. Half an hour's baking in a quick
oven should be enough lor a small dish
ful. Boston Budget.
The place which the pumpkin can
be made to fill on the farm is an im
portant one. As a food for cattle it is
excellent, and after removing the seed
may be fed with profit to the much
cows. Horses are fond of them. Hogs
revel in their rich and appetizing juices.
Sheep eat them with avidity. Chickens,
ducks; and geese feed on them at every
opportunity. As a winter food for all
kinds of "stock they are excellent
Cocoanut Candy : One large grated
cocoanut, one and one-half pounds of
granulated sugar; put the sugar and
the milk of the cocoanuts together (if
not enough, add a little water), heat
slowly until the sugar is melted,, then
boil for five minutes; add the cocoanut;
finely crated, and boil ten minutes
longer, stirring constantly to keep from
burning; pour on buttered plates and
cut in squares; will take about two
days to harden. Exchange.
How This Difficult Housework Can Be
As in washing, everything should be
ready and in proper order before the
day's work is begun. The irons should be
scrupulously clean and smooth; this can
be done by rubbing them with beeswax
and salt or powdered bath brick. The
heaviest irons accomplish the best work,
and should be used with a rolling mo
tion and a strong pressure. Muslins and
prints do not require very hot irons, but
stiff white garments need hotter ones.
The ironing table and board should be
firm and strong and covered with a
coarse woolen blanket, over which
clean coarse sheet should be pinned. A
bosom board about eiffht inches wide,
and a Ions: board for skirts and dresses.
are a necessity to the laundry. Iron
holders should be padded to protect the
hand from burning. Collars, cuffs and
similar articles should be covered with
a clean, thin cloth, and the iron passed
over it several times, when it may be
removed and the iron passed directly
over the article. Fine, soft laces and
muslins that do not require polishing
should be carefully unrolled, one at a
time, and spread on a sott DianKet, cov
ered with a thin, soft sheet. Laces, em
broideries and trimminsrs must be care
fully pulled into shape, with all the
edges and purlin? picked out; those
needing ironing carefully smoothed,
and those that do not, folded. Always
iron bv the thread of the material. Em
broidery should be ironed on the wrong
side of a -soft blanket.
.In irojdiag shirts use heavy irons well
hbatg!. ""First iron the thick bands,
thlnthe bodies and sleeves, and last
thejosom, which should be rubbed
warm water. Then the iron snould be
passed over rapidly, then rubbed again
with a damp cloth and ironed until it
is- polished. To gloss the linen
polishing iron with smooth, round edgi
should be used with all possible force.
The thickest parts of dresses, such as the
waistbands, the gathers and sleeves,
should be ironed hrst. Dresses should
always be ironed on the wrong side
first and finished on the right. Fine
muslins look much better if they are
ironed twice in opposite directions.
Caps, fichus and aprons, whero the lace
is full, should have the frill ironed lirst.
In plaiting frills, each plait should be
laid bv the thread, and held until
ironed in place.
While ironing is difficult work to ac
complish nicely, any housekeeper who
will take the "trouble to give personal
supervision to the work will soon teach
even an indinerent servant -10 ao
properly. A willing hand, guided by
L-i.rl amt 5 m f oil lron t insfrilotill Will
soon overcome ail obstacles and make
the work easy. Mrs. Eliza R. Parker,
in Qood Housekeeping.
SCAB IN SHEEP.
A Remedy Which May Produce a Permanent
To one hundred gallons of water use
twenty-five pounds flowers of sulphur
and tcu pounds of quick lime. The sul
phur can be put into tank as soon as
water is pumped. The lime should be
slacked in a separate barrel and the
liquid poured into the boiling vat, taking
care that no slaggy pieces of lime will
cake upon the bottom of the iron boiler.
The water should boll well before letting
it out in the dipping vat, and time
allowed for it to cool before dipping.
This preparation usually can bo made
the day betore tne sneep are to oe
washed, and more water added to the
boiling vat, keeping the mixture in
proportion as above slated. A pen in
the form of a letter V, large enough to
hold fifty sheep, should rcceivo the
sheep at the end of the dipping vat.
Each sheep, when incrustation oryellow
dandruff is seen on flesh, must be
thoroughly scarified with a curry-comb,
or some hard brush, with frequent ap
plications of the liquid, used at from
110 degrees to 125 degrees Fahr., and,
for fear of getting too hot, not above
the degree last mentioned. We are now
ready to dip. which, after tests are
made, is to be commenced slowly, and
continued till all the flock are clipped.
Rushing sheep through a vat to see now
many can be dipped in a day will only
double the care and expense of attend
ing to the flocks, while the chances are
that the disease will continue to infect
the sheep and all the work must be done
aza;n. After treatinff, they must be
taken to a ranee where they have no
infected sheep, and be fed with salt and
sulphur in proportion of one part sul
phur to twelve parts salt. 8htt
Commenting upon the fact that
there is one insane person to every five
handled and fifty Americans, and that
ratio nas greatly increased in tne
thirty years, Dr. W. B. Fletcher
says that an apparent cause is the popu
lar change of opinion regarding the
treatment of insanity. Fifty years ago.
be sent to an insane asylum ostracized
as completely as a term in the peni
tentiary. That is all changed, and a
brief residence in an asylum is no more
detrimental to social standing than a
visit to Hot Springs or Florida. N. T.
Bun. . .
-A new telegraph pole has been in
vented, which, if adopted, will make
more business jor the iron men ana less
the lumbermen. It is constructed
of tubular malleable iron, galvanized,
two and a half inches at the top, weighs
fifty pounds, and. will stand a greater
strain than the ordinary pole. Ihe bot
tom sets in a clam plate, six inches
sauare. which grips the ground. Satis
factory tests have been made. Chicago
The time-honored custom of com-
memeratinsr the anniversary of t he death
Queen Louise of Prussia, Emperor
William 8 mother, by annually present
ing six worthy bridal couples with a
purse of 450 marks and a Bible each,
was duly observed lately at tbe Potsdam
Court and Garrison Church.
The average American eats eight
times as much sugar as the average Rus
sian, who prefers lemon juice 10 mitic
and sugar in his tea.
Is It Not Singular
that consumDtives should be the least an-
prehensive of their own condition, while
ail tneir irienas are urging and beseech-
ine tnem to be more careful about expos
ure and overdoing t It may well be con
sidered one of the most alarminsr svmD
toms of the disease, where tbe patient is
reckless and will not believe that he is in
danger. Reader, if you are in this condi
tion, do not neglect the only means of re
covery. Avoid exposure and fatigue, be
regular in your habits, and use faithfully
of Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medical Discov
ery. " It has saved thousands who were
A Boston dealer boasts of an ovster in
Dts possession elgnt-six year old. An,
there, stay there! Buffalo Express.
Young Men, Read This.
Thi Voltaic Belt Co.. of Marshall. Miclu.
offer to send their celebrated ELKCTRO-Voiy
taio Belt and other Electric Appliances
on trial for 80 days, to men (yonng orold)
afflicted with nervous debility, loss of vital.
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tuematonce lor illustrated pampniet, tree.
Thk toiler of a moralnff newsnaner is
well up in the mysteries ot the nights ot
labor. at. i'au neraia.
Buptare, Breach or Hernia.
New guaranteed cure for wont cases
without use of knife. There is no longer
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some trusses. Send two letter stamps for
pamphlet and references. world's Dis
pensary medical Association, ooo mam ot.,
Buffalo, K. Y.
Thk man who Is so busy he has no time
to laugh needs a vacation. Chicago
Ledger. . ;
Pik's.Toothache Drops cure In 1 mlnuteVXc.
Glenn's Sulphur Soap heals and beautifies. 25c.
German Cokn behoves kii is corns a uumona,
Anybody can Dlav a band-orean.. but
that" is no reason why anybody should.
Don't hawk, hawk, blow, spit and dis
trust everybody with your offensive breath,
but use Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy and
Thk eirl who loves William never asks
her father to foot her bill. Detroit Post.
Bavk your waeons. vour horses and your
patience Dy using f raze.- Axie urease.
Have you ever heard a
No, but I've seen a cro-cus.-
tr afflicted with Sore Kres. use Dr. Tsaae
Thompsons Eye water. Druggists sell tu liuo.
f Misery A frirl with a new dress and no
place to go. Marathon Independent.
CINCINNATI, September, 28, 1885.
LIVE STOCK I attlo-Comnionf 1 SO aiN
Choice llutclicrs i io so
HOGS Common 8 85 & 3
Good puckers - a vo w ou.
SHEEP Good to choice...... 3 00 8 60
FLOUlt Family 4 50 4 75
RUAI N V licnt-Loi!rbcrrv red & 98
No. 3 reu ..
Corn No. 2 in xed 4614
Oals No. - ui xeu 18) a
live No. 2 - 63
ftAY Timothy No. 1 I8 60 18 01)
rolJACCO Common I.ug-s..: 8 00 9 60
(Jowl Med inns 10 00 13 00
PROVISIONS I'ork Mess 9 00 9 25
l,unl l'r inu Mciuti. 64fd e
nUTTKU runcy !; 14 W JS
Ohio Creamery .' 22 (tt 24
Ari'LES l'rimc 1 00 1 50
rOTATOKS per l.iu rel 1 30 I 40
n.OUK Stale mid Western.. ..S3 40 da 3 75
flUAIN When' No. SCIi cago 84k
No. - I'd flfiai'a 965
Corn No. Z mixed 4H & 4IU4
I nils in xva 28 41
IfilllC Mess 10 00 10 25
LAUD Western slciini
Kr.Ol7lt State and Western... .4 50
Gil A IN Wheal No. - red
No. 2 Ch:cuif Spr ng-
Corn No. 2 - ....
t Hilt It Mess
LAUD Steam 6 08
vr.niTll Vnin'lv 1 50 (3 5 00
CHAIN Wi.eiit.-Xo. 2... 88'4
Corn in..vcd a 48
Oats m;xed 30 ill
PROVISIONS I'ork Mess ...10 00 &10 60
Ird ltctlned 7X
CATTLE Medium 3 00 8 50
6 50 8 62J4
t7lw.at No. 2 red S
Corn mixed 4354
floor A No. 1
;;:A1N Whonr No.Sred...... 91
Cora mixed 46
Oiils mi veil
POl'lv III. Si - 9 50
LAUD tieiim .. ?l
The Red School House Shoe
IF too win to par
chase shoe for your
Boy or Girl that will
or every day usage,
that la made of honcai
and on common sense
Ideas, ask your dealer
known everywhere by
the Trade Mark of the
LKilt Bed School House
found on the bottom
of each pair- (Hone
If Aik also for the
WOMAN'S GOAT BUTTON
stitched with Silk anil ererrFH eolld. Hadeonlybr
f y urvnracnH trn the Celebrated Maaafkrtarere
v. in, iiLnuuiuun w., of Boota and Shoes, Chicago.
wruejor a u our fancy saux varaa.
TO HATE nillTH THE MT Mn?T BK XIPT rj OUntlt.
Isaonre for Liver Complaints and ills oaased by a
deranged or torpid condition of th Lirer, as Dyspep
sia, Constipation, Biliousness. Jaundice, Headache,
niuuii, nnOTmaiiNB. etc. id resTUiaiea tne Doweia,
apClnvaluabl family medicine,
ThoasMiuaof Testimonials Proreits Merit.
AXY DBUOaiST VUX TJtU. TOU ITS REPUTATION
A Clear Skin
is only a part of beauty;
but it is a part. h. very lady
mav have it : at least, what
looks like it. Magnolia
Balm both freshens and
Cheapest and Best Medicine for Family Us
IX TBI WOBLD.
from one to twenty minutes, nevertaBtto relieve
PAJW with one thorough appUratlon. Ho matter
violent or excraclstlng the pnin. the iBbnmitti
iseonaaen, innnn, vnppiea. ncrruu -liSirlfUiJS
protrtedwlth dlieane may sailer. BUW1TS
BEAST at-Ki.iiew will ssoru usual esse.
will Im fffw mnmmtfl. whan tavfewn awmfrdtnaT to -
direction, cure Ciampt'ftpum. tkmr Stomach, HmtV
bice ueuacne, eommer jompiauiit. iwnami
Drftcntery, Colic.irYlod In tbe Bowdi, and U iAtenoi
LIEF with then-.. A few drops In water wuinrareni
sickness or pain from change of water. It la better
French Brandy or Bitter aa a Mlmnlaat.
Malaria in its Various Forms.
n UUP Win RELIEF'
There Is not a remedial agent In the world that wta
ere Fever and Ague and all other Malarious, Billons
naa war rimj nqu
Price oanta. Sold by
other fevers (aided bj Radwaj
ttedwaye ttcaay tteuei,
Bands np the bmken-dovn ecmrttiitlcra, purl ft e the
WW WJ WHMasWi -
blood, restoring ileal Ui and vlgoi.
i a ootu.
Dr. Radway's Pills,
0 YSPKPSI A and for the core of all the dte,
orders ot the Sumach. Liver, Bowels. ConsUpatloa.
muouanesa, iruea, ueaoacne, eta. rrtwm mm w -OB.
BAD WAT CO., 32 Warm Street, V. T.
Ehrot, Jr.G Co.
CHEAP, ItjKAHX,K, STBIC1XT WA
TER PROOF, Coeta Lew thaua Shingles.
Anyone can apply It. Roofing a net
Shea thins Felta; Roofing and Pavtngj
Pitch, and all Coal Tr Proetaeta. Sensl .
for Catalofiae. AGENTS WANTED IN
EVERY TOWN. We Oder special In"
dateneats. M. EHRET, Jr. At CO.
Jf. O. BI BESS, am
16 Public Landing, Cincinnati, O.
nocfiiY nil liOATAPnH
unutm MALM I
Cleanses th Head.
Allays lntlw n a
Restores IhT Sen
ses Ol TasnTrlear
Ing and 'smell.
iputaiion, aisptacingUA-v j
1 other nretmratlnnH a eav-'
a ", uiic ia upiia into ncn nwini; no pHBj nn
aliletonac. I'rlcestta. bvTn&UoratdraggUts. Send for
circular. ELY BROTHBBS, Druggists, Owego, K. T.
Frightful Case of
a Colored Han.
1 contnurtxl a fearful cane of Mood poV .
Potash, which broughton rheumatism and Impaired -mrdlKestlviorgaoa.
Every Joint Inme waa awolloa1
no lull or pain, wucn i waa given w w uio, ui -nhTBlciana
thought It would be a good tlmetotert
ne yirtuea 01 bwiii olivine iui,ioiu.
m fmt rl.t.e Rnon the rheamatlam left m ?. m r
appetite became all right, and the nlcera. whlck the, '
doctor aald were the moat frightful he had erer aeea.
ocean to heal, ana Dy too arst oi wctooer, van. i w m
wiTnmauacala. ' Uil MoCLKiiDOS.
Lem McClendon na been In the empkr of tbo
Chesarl 'y company for om ycare. and I Know
uicaDOYe taieraenta to Deiruc n.j. nn.i.
Manager uneaa-vaney uo auuiwiMfiNm,
Atlanta, Ua.. April 18, 1885.
Treatise on Blood and Btin Dtseaees nulled free.
Tm Rwirr ftpEmria Co- Drawer a. Atlanta. Ga. .
V. Y, 15J IV. 23d St.
The BCTEBSi GTTTDR la
leaned Sep, auad atertiH,
caclajrear. arMt pagee,
8 x 11 Indies, wUk ever
whole Ptetaure Gallery.
OIVKS Waoleeola Prleea
direct lo consumer obi all gooda fttr
personal or fiuatlw sue.' Telle how te
order, and gives exact cos of evety
thtmg rsn nee, eat, drtnkt, wear, or'
have nm with. These ICTAIXABUC
BOOKS contain Information gleaned
from the markets of the world. Wi
will mall at copy FRKK to auay
drees upon receipt of 10 eta. to defray
expeni of mailing. Irfrt ma hear from
woo. j Respectfully, '
MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.
287 dc 229 Wabash Avesee, CMcmce, 111,
iNwa Gnmlae snleas bearish this 8tan
In Button, Congress ana
i DuraMlitu. Cornfort an
Appearance A postal card
formation now to we
this 6 hoe In any Stato
or Terrtfcory, . ;
jneams aw. vo
L Lincoln t.
Boat on.M ass.
K I"" 11 Mads
t 1 n 111 r-. JT . 'JTasv.
r-jiSO"ia. sywssr i. j
T 'LP a9 Del-tntf-l easlovawil
Easy at :d profitable. No lkooklnff KniUln,
ininajt r v en vine, use any una ax ctoui
II rat din
rajra or yarn. A naitfsotn TaraMai
MAKER can ba
It us; made with $ cts
TffE PEARL &S,
cts. worth of carps wast.
i all sewlnf mncalaM. a
iuil avudumiui nmnuDB, At mcim ni mmm.
Ice VI. OO, n timid. Aironts) WsmTesl.
8f md stamp for circular, tanaa. an4 UaiH.aj.
JX4K 41. IIOITT at: 910 SttOa St, Ck!
Is ssed lirUMmiandi orftnt dass Mannfterorerj
Sis' .s. 1 - - - swuawW 11 aarsal W rl
GOt-D MEDAL. London. T&. PmBonnctdaimfe l-TT'JLI
Cm --. Bend card of dflr who doe Jk loOQI
No Rwe to Cut Off Horses'
CPlebrsred EIIPflE" HALT
EK ad BRIDLE Combine.
can not bo slipped by any horse. Sam-
pi Baiter to any part ot the u. s.
fnf. aorecHnt ofSl. Sold hr all
Baddlery, Hardware and Harness.
Deal eta. Special discount to the
Trtf. MT ftnd for Price-List.
R. U. AWARE
Lorillard'a Climax Plug
hearing- a red" Me tag ; that LorHlsMI
n.l.,,ri1n.mil: that Lorillard's
Nutt Clippings. and that lorillard'a Beads, are
the best and cheapest, quality considered ?
Novelty Rug Machine
fPat. Dec. 27. imi. For making
Hurt. Tidies. Hoods. lIlHena, etc
Sent by mull, mil directions.
Print, al. AOKVTS WANTED.
Manuractnrera Stamped Rus; Patterns on Burlap.
Beware ofjnf rlnirpments. Bend for ctrrnlar.
K. JtOsA A CO., TOLIDU, OHIO. :
jaoj , "-i.
Eslh UrrcKi OTVK AWAT Lca8ir.
Oi-en&timr Washing- Machines. If yoowant on
tena n yuar name, r. .. un riprnsp wsbtw-i ssa
-ooe. Tht National CO., o wir x.
Aa actaT Man or Woman In evtrv
countv to acll our aoedi. Ravlarv Sla.
ar Haalh and ExDenaca. ExnetisMM im asta
ranee. Canvauinr outfit PREII Pattieulan
tne standard Silver-ware Co. Boston Mssa.
ft-aflfitlfilt RED " rtt0B Trklftfc aUbraia.
BSfliUUiui Samples free to cTery person sending
t4drts to I. T. WHITE, Eaton ltaplda, Mica.
A MOKTH. Agents Wanted. best
se llnnartlcleslntlii' world. 1 sample rKlS.
Address JAY BHOXSON.DaOTOIT, aUOBV.
Treated snd cored without the knife.
Book on treatment aent free. Adareas
F.L. POKD. M.D. Aurora. KaneCo,UL
ssfs irl CPD1DUY Isrmrm here and earn
TtttMnrn -ood p,r. situations
furnished. Write VAZ-cirrrKS Baos Janesrllle, Wis.
UflliC 8TUDY. Book-koeplnjf, Business
nilMC Form. Penmanship. Arithmetic Short.
han't, etc.. tlioroughlTtaught by mall. Circulars free.
SlTSIHeSal COLLESEi Baufado, X. Y.
pose Mustang Liniment only good
for horses? It is for inflamma
tion of all flesh.