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2'I r TERRIrLE FAMINE IN CHINA.
1rom the Speca for.
The dearth in China, which is
perhaps the widest-spread and the
most fearful scourge that has be
fallen humanity for the last two
hundred years, began first in the
autumn of 1875. Its immediate
cause was the long absence of rain,
but the phenomenon to which it was
and still is primarily due is tho
gradual desiccation of the vast
plains of Chihli and Shantung, a
process which, commencing in the
table-lands of Central Asia, has
now reached the densely populated
northern provinces of China. For
the last two years I have been in
constant communication withl the
famino stricken districts, and the
letters I have received from day to
day can only be described as sick
Fancy a tract of country larger
than thirteen Switzerlands a prey to
want that it is well nigh impossible
to relieve. The people's faces are
black with hunger ; they are dying
by thousands upon thousands.
Women and girls and boys are
openly offered for sale to any
chance wayfarer ; when I left the
country a respectable married wo
man could easily be bought for six
dollars, and a little girl for two
dollars. In cases, however, where
it was found impossible to dispose
of their children, parents have been
known to kill them sooner than
witness their prolonged sufferings,
in many instances throwing them
selves afterwards down wells, or
committing suicide by taking ar.
sonic. Corpses lay rotting by the
highway, and there was none to
As for food, the population sub
sisted for a long time on roots and
grass ; then they found some
nourishment in willow.buds, and
finally ate the thatches off their
cottages. The bark of trees served
them for several months, and last
July I received specimens of the
stuff the unhappy creatures had
been by that time reduced to. The
most harmless kind was potato-.
stalks, tough, stringy fibres, wvhich
only the strongest teeth could
reduce to pulp, and which entirely
defied all my attempts at degluti~
tion. The other description of
"food"-I have seen it miyself--was
red slatestone. This substance,
when rolled about in the mouth and
chewed, will oventtually split into
small splinters, which can be swal
lowed after p)ractice. To such
frightful extremities have the
famine-stricken people in China
The chief assistance which has
hitherto been p)roffered has come
from foreigners in the open ports,
the missionaries, both Protestant
and Catholic, acting as their ahuo
ners. Many wealthy Chinese have
also given liberally ; but the misery
increases, and more help is urgently
required. The sight of so much
self-sacrificing labor by the mis.
sionaries throughout these trqubles
has filled the Chinamen with
astonishment. It has opened their
eyes entirely. It is well that their
friendship and gratitude should be
cemented by further deeds of mnor,
cy. FREDERIcK H. BALFOURi.
According to the Washington Capi
tal diplomatic dinners are things of
the past, because no wvine is allowed.
Milk and water are substituted.
The gastronomic editor is. horror
struck at this and makes a sugges.
tion thus :"If milk is really sub
stituted for wine fish ought to be
banished, for milk en fish is provoc
ative of more colic than any other
indigestible combination known to
BuffQring humanity ; unless indeed
lime water is added, and the ser
vants entrusted with the distribu
tion of the milk ought to follow with
a jar of lime water to neutralize the
vitiated acid sure to come."
William Marshall, a boy sixteen
years old, picked up an old shell on
the Atiitam battle field lately, and
took it to .his home. The next
adthrust it into the shell. There
wasa.pomp exloson,and1 he has
one and an oneeyeless than
KILLFD BY A PUFF OF TOBACCO
SMoKE.-On Sunday afternoon,
while John Connolly, of 206 Van
Buren street, Brooklyn, was playing
with hid little son, aged fourteen
months, who was in his lap, he play
fully blow a puff of tobacco smoke
into its face. The child coughed,
gasped for breath, and foll back un,
conscious. In a few minutes it died
from suffocation. The phyaician
who was summoned said that the
child had probably sucked the
smoke into its throat and been
unable to discharge it. The father
became almost wild with griof.
Newo York S'un.
Noting the fact that J. Madison
Wells Proposes suing the Plhilacli
phia Times for libel,the charge being
a mule theft, the New York b'tar
grimly retorts: As Mr-Wells has been
accused from one end of tie Union
to the other of being an election
thief, forger and murderer, it is
difficult to account for his sensitive
ness to the comparatively trifling
charge of feloniously appropriating
mules. For our part, we do not
believe that he stole the mul.s, if
there was anything around at the
time more valuable to steal."
For Scrofula, and all
scrofulous diseases ,Ery
sipelas, Iose or St. An
thony's Fire, Eruptions
and Eruptive diseases
of the skin, Ulcerations
of the Liver, Stomach,
Iiidneys, Lutngs, Pim
pies, Pustules, loils,
Blot ches, ''umors, Tet
ter, Salt Rheum, Scald
Ilead, Ringworm, Ulcers, Sores,
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Pain in the
Bones,Side and II ead,Fre male Weak
ness, Sterility, Leucorrhna, arising
from internal ulceration, and uterine
disease, Syphilitic and Mercurial dis
cases, Dropsy, Dyspepsia, lmnacia
tion, General Debility, and for Puri
fying the Blood.
This Sarsaparilla is a combinat ion of
drake,Y ellow Dock-with the Iodides
of Potassium and Iron, and is the
most eflicacious medicine yet known
for the diseases it is intended to cure.
Its ingredients are so skilfully
combincd that the full alterative
effect of each is assured, and while
it is so mild as to be harmless even
to children, it is still so effectual as
to purge out from the system those
impurities and corruptions which
develop into loathsome disease.
The reputation ith enjoys is derived
from its cures, and the confidence
which prominent physicians all over
the country repose in It prves their
experience of its usefulness.
Certificates attesting its virtues
have accunulated, and are con
stantly being received, and as many
of these cases are publicly known
they furnish convincing evidence ot
the superiority of this Saraparilla
over every other alterative medicineC.
So generailly is its superiority to any
other medicine known that we need
do no0 more than to assure the public
that the best qualities it has ever
possessed are strictly inaintained.
Dr. i. C. AYER & CO., L.owelb1 Mass.,
Practical anei AnazlUtical Chaemista.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS .EERWliERE.
TOTAL ABSTINENCE SAVING WINE TIH& IT
There is a curious story about some native
wines which are extensively advertised nowa
days, and have only recently been put upon
the market. Dr. Underhill, the well-known
grape-grower or Croton Point, died in 187!.
borne of h is heirs entertained1 temperance
views or such extreme kind, that they were
unwilling to allow the stock of wines then on
hand to be sold or any more to be made.
The grapes have sometimes been sent to
market, and sometimes left to decay upon
the vines. It is only now that the other heirs
have succeeded in arranging for a settlement
of the estate and the sale of the wines on
hand. Among these is a wine of the vintage
of m864j, described as a " Swcct Union P'ort,'
but suggesting the Imperial Toka y more
than any other European wine, and being
wholly unlike any other winec of American
growth. Its purity, age and mellowness are
remarkable, and both physicians and wine..
fanciers have a special interest in it as the
oldest native wvine now accessible in any con
siderable quantity. The whole stock is in the
hands of the well-known wholesale grocery
house of the Tfhurbers.-N. Y. Tribune,
The above speaks for itself, but we would
add that this is the pure juice of the grape,
neither drugged, liquored nor watered; that it
has been ripened and mellowed by age, and
for medicinal or sacramental purposes It is
unsurpassed. It can be obtained fromi most
of the leading DruggIsts throughout the
United States, and at wholesale from the
undersIgned, who will forward descriptive
pamphlet, free of charge, on applicatIon.
H. K.& F. B. THURBER & CO.
'West Tnwadsy, Reads and lludoa St:vet4
Alot of good soft Cedar Penella, for
Asale at the Drug Store, at 26 cents
per dozen or two for frve cents.
GANTZ'S Sea-Foam Yeast Powdlers,at 35
cents per box, or three boxes for $1.00.
I have for sale, Yoist Powder of my
own, at 610 cents per lb , or 5 cents per
ounce by the single ounce,
,maroh 9 W. 3. AltEN.
KLI1CE, WICEETEPG & CO,
HAVE ALWAYS ON UAN.D A CAREFULLY SELECTED STOCK OF
-AND A CHOICE ASSORTMFNT OF
TEAS, WINES A3]~) IQ~COiSS
RDERS sent receive the same attention as when given in person; and special
care is given to packing. end for Catalogue.
jan TEICMS CASH.
TO THE PUBLIC.
M Y customers know that I have he retoforo -led the FURNITURE trade of the
Son. h, in style, quality and prio es.
The tii la-s otno wlhen those goo.ls can be Purclased as cheap from me as in
thot North and West.
I do not go backward-4, but continually raise the standard of my goods, and add
new stylos. t h n O a1 rJl'Ls iou l in pri.;ts w heraver possible, andi spared no
expense to place in your han-t. a p-ice ti-t th-tt will Ihel p yo't to p trchaso goeds.
I t"eectfnlly invite you to call and examine my stock etnd prices beforo pur
Orders by mail wi'i receive as mu'ich attention as if given in person.
It would make the list too tar., t,, 1e4rib- an (.-,) y all the different prices of
Parlor Suits, Dining Ro in. tttico. Stan.ling, P.trlor ad L 'dies' Desks, Secreta
ries, )warfLibraries, and B3ook Case-, marn!tiacturetl hy tn.
Thanking you for past favors, I remain, yours respectfully.
G. V. DeGRA AF,
147, 147& and 149, BROAD STREET,
AJNo charge for drayage or packing.
Arrived and to arrive, con
sisting of Walnut Chambei
Suites, Painted Cottage Suites
Wardrobes, Sideboards, Safes,
j Book Cases, Bureaus, Tables
AXIS Chairs, Bedsteads, Cribs
Desks, Towrel-racks, Wash
-r. standa, Lounges, Sofas, Hall
Stands, Hat Racks, Coat
Hooks, Corner Stands-for
"" _ _ kDesign and Workmanship Un
Jir Save high bills by purchasing AT HOME.
A NEW SUPPLY OF
RUSTIC WINDOW SUADES, Low in Price, Durable and Convenient. They
will never get out of order, and will last longer than any other Shades
Spring Beds, Picture Frames, Pictures, Brackets, Mirrors, Children's
And Shingles at Prices to Suit the Times.
Neatly done at modorate Prices. Furniture made to order.
I keep on hand a full supply of Metalic and Rosewood Burial Cases
and Collins of the fincst finish. Also, a cheap stock of Coffins.
___________E. W . Phillips.__
C.&80N8' ISECURIIT 1 NEJ49 S
THE BEST HOUiSEHOLD 0OI. IN USE.
Warranted 150 Degrees Fire-Test.
WVATERL WHITE~ IN COLOR,
WOLL NOT EXPLODE.
HIGHEST AWARD Ihrb alteatnino yfin.
Dentennial AExposition nthpblcgealyomyScko
For Excellence of Manufactu,ro* e od eetyOlee tIlesat
AND) HIGHE FIRE TEST. frel cuidb ao o,an
EndIemGe by tho Insuranco Oompanies. ci it npr ftefloig
1Iead (YMs CtrlAcale--One of Many.
IIhW-MD FTE~ INCVaANc5 Co. oF lA;Tr)ong, TPL R GOS
P ....: e, b>e.. ;-I. M:-.-.- Messrs. ('.West <0e
- (* :.: -n: Jl.a,z in- uwd the various oils stold
li c. Cy f briamn .iapurpo. es, takepcs Prnss-gCoh,llaL n n
Ias thef.~- o e ver used in our houso. acadTonsu.Fnanr av
t--.za=c] A.'DR EW REESE, President., u in,'I(sev ad
M2anufactusred bykrci. ntsad
C. WEST A fSONS, Blaltimore.Clil' jl 1i
Try it, andI you will se no other..Nels ..-a c
hereby cn. attetio ofmfian ds
an Moepbicner lto myIStcko
New Go ist,cenlt pndctte.tn
EcoLSED16.HrdA RE nioa!tocl.M tc
Gilmore, SmiLh & onasot hav past otfolowin of .hwg
band omIobspun, igrs iaettes
anps, Pad ttonadwes ais
SOIIOA rT NTS.AN
ATTORNEYn ATLaW.nJ Lard, BEAmY,
Amerloan saMoFnseesn,PFtotr, Marchl,
629 FSt.,Washngto, D.c MUNTrIO, StITc.~
o Ineentrs a and noruflacPtetrs.T RN thgaoiucE o t, grd
CGselbeore tSmiPth Oie ICfringe so the oleo stol k lie r ewdino
mont Suis i thediffren Staes, and e stoitng Tobacco Ciars Caettof
all ltigaion pperainig toPate ando $2i0perschastic loth fu ek
Caec before the Patent. Of ee,j parige.U.M N8D I,
mets Sutsinth dferntStte,n
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