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History of "Mar j Hid a Little Lamb."
There are floating about in the great ocean of literature stray chips of song or story, which from their wit or wisdom, or from some unaccountable reason, become popularized and cherished more carefully than whole navies of world-renowned authors. Their parentage unknown, they come a literary foundlings to our doors, and once admitted command their awn place in our affections. Among such is the poem, "Mary had little lamb." There is hardly a child in the broad land who has not become familiar with the verses; not a college student but has sung them to a dozen different tunes. It has been parodied, paraphrased and translated into the dead languagea And yet scarce anvone knows who is its author or whether It is fictitious or founded on fact It is, perhaps, in the truth of the story that the secret of its popularity lies. For it is the true account of an incident that hap pened sixtv-one years ago, not fifty miles from the Cradle of Liberty. And "Mary," a delightful old lady of three-score and ten, still lives and cherishes the memory of the event. The writer, on a recent isit, craved from her own lips the true story of the affair, and will reproduce it as nearly as possible : " It was when I wss nine years old," she said, " and we lived np on the farm. I used to go out to the barn every morn ing with father to see the cows and sheep. They all knew me, and the cows, old Broad and Short-Horn and Brindle, would low a good-morning when I came to Iheir stables. One cold day we found that dur ing the night twin lambs had been born. You know that sheep will often disown one of twins, and this morning one poor little lamb was pushed out of the pen into the yard. It was almost starved and al most frozen, and father told me I might have it if I could make it live. So I took it into the house, wrapped it in a blanket and fed it peppermint and milk all day. When night came I could not bear to leave it for fear it would die, so mother made me up a little bed en the settee, and I nursed the poor thing all night, feeding it with a spoon, and by morning it could stand. After this we brought it np by hand until it grew to love me very much, and wonld stay with me wherever I went nnless it was tied. I used before going to school in the morning to see that the lamb was all right and securely fastened for the day. Well, one morning when my brother Nat and I were all ready, the lamb could not be found, and supposing that it had gone out to pasture with the cows we started on. I used to be a great singer, and the lamb would follow the sound of my voice. This morning,' after we had gone some distance, I began to sing, and the lamb hearing me followed on and overtook ns before we got to the school-house. As it happened, we were early, so I went in very quietly, took the ' lamb into my seat, where it went to sleep, and I covered it np with my shawl. When the teacher came and the rest of the scholars, they did not notice anything amiss and all was quiet until my spelling class was called. I had hardly taken my place before the pattering of little feet was heard coming down the aisle, and the lamb stood beside me ready for its word. Of course the children all laughed and the teacher laughed, too,, and the poor creature had to be turned out-of-doors. But he kept coming back, and at last had to be tied in tb5 woodshed till night. Now that day there was a young man in school, John Roulston by name, who wss on a visit to one of the boys and came in as spectator. He was a Boston boy and son of the riding-school master, and was fitting for Harvard Col lege. He was very much pleased over what he saw in our school, and, a few days after, gave us the first three verses of the song. How or when it got into print I don't know." Thus she went on, telling of the care she bestowed on her pet until it grew to " be a sheep, and she would curl its long . ' wool over a stick; and it bore lambs until there was a flock of five, all her own; and finally how it was killed by an angry cow. Then she brought out a pair ot her little girl stockings, knitted of yarn spnn from the lamb's wool, the heels of which had been raveled out and given away, piece . meal, as mementos. No one can doubt that she, whose youth was rendered famous by love for an unfortunate animal, has lived a life of beneficence and charity. With a heart overflowing with love toward -, all God's creatures, tha has indeed lived , to care for the needy and destitute, and be a mother to the motherless. And now, in . a green old age, she is surrounded by those whom her warm heart long since taught to cling to her and follow, as the , lamb in her youth. When at last she shall cross the river, she will find an eter nal home in the green pastures and beside the still waters, where the Good Shepherd feeds his Lambs. John Roulston died be fore entering college. What the world lost in him who wove into verse that- im mortalized them both the story of Mary and the lamb, no one m ay say. WiUittmS. Sawyer, in Springfield (Mat.) Republican. A Flea for Late happen. A Paris correspondent, who has fallen, . doubtless, into the European practice of eating late suppers, says it is a mistake to suppose the medical faculty hostile to . sleep following supper. He discussed the ';; question recently with an able physician, ; who said to him: "There is nothing more absurd than to pretend 'tis un- Kltliw In lAn immMiflbl .ftavp that day's last meaL Is not man an animal t Do not animals, without exception, sleep immediately after eating? Do we not feel like sleeping alter each day's last meal? and is it not by an effort that we shake oft sleep! Evidently the body yearns for sleep. Exercise immediately after every meal is pernicious, ttest is neaithtuL What rest can compare with sleep, which reposes the mind, the lungs, even the heart? See the peasants. No persons en Joy better health than they do. Sapper is the best meal of their day. No sooner have they supped than they go to bed. Look at the actors. There was Rubini. - He dined at three, went to his dressing--- room in the Italian Opera-House, and slept till the theater opened its doors. At midnight he supped heartily, and straight to bed he went. He died of sheer old age. You know Hons. Thiers' habit? The moment dinner ends he stretches himself out to sleep, and sleeps an hour. The truth is if von lnnk ahniit von them will be found that the ereat majority of men go to sleep immediately after making their best meal You certainly never saw any- wnere in the world healthier or stronger women than those of the treat markets. What is their rule of life? Dinner and to bed. Take another, the very opposite class astronomers. They keep late hours. Their best meal is taken when the stars say Good-night.' Then they go to steep, uia you ever bear or an astrono mer dying under 100? The great majori ty of servants and mechanics go to sleep immediately after taking their best meal. iney are ngm. 'iney obey nature's voice, which always gives judicious counsel." The Polonio family, one of the most distinguished in r lorence, Italy, has been " thrown into great excitement by the inex- - plicable suicide ot three of its daughters. Recently Mail am rolonio walked till late hour with her daughters in the gar . dens of the Place Sipia. The young ladies seemed in good spirits, and no apprehen sions were entertained. The next morning they did not make their appearance, and were at last discovered in a small apart ment suffocated with the fumes or char coal. The youngest showed laint signs of life, but shortly afterward expired. The , girls bad shown great skill in executing their sad action. The youngest, aged fif teen, iiau, 11 appeareu, maue uie arrange . menu the night before. A brazier filled with charcoal was placed in the small apartment and a pile of coals was near to be ready to feed the fire. The greatest mystery pervades the affair, but it is sup posed the sisters had distorted their minds by their inordinate reading of wild ro mances and works of peculiar theories. They were in the habit of sitting up at night for the perusal of these dangerous volumes and hence their non-appearance aid not at nrst create surprise on tiie morn ing 01 uie fatal discovery. Pile looked out ot me winaow at the lowering skies and flying leaves, and re marked, with a little shiver of delight: ' Time to think about that winter bonnet ana new jurs." livetetter JJemocrat, A Mouse-Catching Baby. A singular phenomenon is just now creating a sensation a few miles south ol this city in the shape of a mouse-catching infant, surpassing in expertness the agil ity of the best rsiniue or tenne mouser in the country. The report ol tins singular freak of nature reached me so well au thenticated that I concluded to gratify my curiosity and possibly be sold, as I had often been. But, to my surprise, the facts turned out more remai aaoie man me re port represented, and the most astonishing natural wonder 1 ever witnessed. The little girl in question is a trifle over a year old, and can but ju5t begin to run aliout the house and j-a.nl. The moment she wakes and nets out of hor crib she goes to the old kitchen fireplace, which is i infested with a species ol small house-mice, and sits down by a hole in the corner, very much like a cat, witu ner eyes lniemiy fixed on the burrow. She sometimes oc cupies this position for an hour without moving, till a mouse makes its appear ance, when by a sudden start, apparently without any effort, she seizes her victim by the neck. As soon as her prize is cap- lured she seems to be electrified with joy, and trembles from head to foot, uttering a kind of wildmurmur or growl resembling the half-snarl of a wild-cat. On arriving at thn house and makinfF known the ob ject of my visit the mother expressed a willingness to give me an wxiituitiuu w the strance peculiarity of the baby pro viding I would promise not to make their names public, as she seemed to dread the notoriety already given to the affair. I of course made the required promise, and had the privilege of witnessing with my own eyes a performance so wonderful and novel that 1 can never lorgei uie impres sion it made. The babe was asleep when I arrived, and on awaking she starlea at once on her strange mission. She is a beautiful little blond, of delicate features and bright, blue eyes, and her hair lie all over her head in exquisitely-formed golden curls, about the circle of a dime. There is nothing unusual about the countenance of the child, or differ ent from that of any pretty-featured baby, except when stalking her game. Then her eyes become glistening and fixed. sparkling like gems, and her face and bands turn pale as wax, wnne sne appears to hear or notice nothing going on around her, but keeps her eyes steadily centered on the burrow whence she expects her came to sally forth. The mother, an older sister of the child and myself sat in a semi circle around her, silent as if in a spiritu al trance waiting for the signal or departed spirits. Had no mouse made its appear ance the sight was one never to be forgot ten the death-pale face of that motionless child, and the riveted, sparkling eyes con centrated tor thirty minutes on that mouse hole in the brick hearth. During that half hour we neither moved nor spoke above a whisper, when suddenly, like the spring ing of a trap, the little thing's hand went down on the hearth, followed by the fine squeak of the mouse and that strange, low growl, ana tne singular tremor oi me body of the child! As usual, she held the mouse by the neck In her right hand, while it squirmed desperately to get away. She then pressed it np against her bosom, and felt of it gently and softly with her other hand ; then she would dexterously change hands, carefully keeping her grip on the neck to avoid its bite, though her mother told me she bad been frequently bitten; and while sensitive to pain and cry in z at the least ordinary hurt she never was seen to wince or show the least pain lrom the bite of a mouse. I examined her fin gers and found them scarred in many places wnere sne naa Deen Dinen. i iriea to realize how the feat bad been accom plished, but it was done so suddenly there was no time to analyze it. Yet I was as sured by the family, who had taken fre quent observation, that the mouse when once out oi its hole seems to become charmed or magnetized and has no power, or at least shows no disposition to escape till caught, when It Is too late. If anyone approaches the child to take the mouse away from her she will utter a shrill scream and then try to conceal her prize by putting it into her moutn. I have heard of snake and bird charm ing children, but I guess this is the first mouse catching baby yet developed. I wonder how Darwin would explain this abnormal instinct by the laws of evolution and natural selection. Erie (Pa.) Cor. Cincinnati Enquirer. A cnlnaman'i Funeral In Chicago. Dn Lonir has the honor of being the first defunct Chinaman that ever started to meet Joss from Chicago. Seventy-five of his countrymen were speedily apprised of the solemn event, and the basement was thronged with the friends of poor Du Long, who deserted their wash-boards and flat-irons to perform the last duty of re spect according to the burial rites of their religion and the custom of their country. The time when he breathed his last was accurately noted. His lifeless form was then arrayed in his best sack and trousers, his hat was placed upon his head, and the late Du Long was lilted to a sitting pos ture in a chair. On either side of him a Chinaman seated himself, dressed in black sacks of mourning, stolidly smoking their pipes in silence. In front of the body was placed a plate containing plenty ot rice and a cigar, a simple and superstitious offering to tha dead, Indicating the will ingness of his friends to minister material comfort if needed. In this position was the body kept exactly twelve hours, a number of the Celestials taking turns in watching byhis side. This ceremony ac cordingly lasted until Sunday noon. A large nuinDer oi square oils oi woou were then laid upon the floor at intervals of an inch or so, ana upon uiem uie oouy was laid. Candles were placed about the body and were kept constantly burning, while the atmosphere of the basement was fre quently pertumea witu incense, oeverai r iends still surrounded the corpse, and this ceremony was continued until noon yesterday. The crowd of Chinese resi dents again gathered at the housi of the dead and sat down on the floor and on the tables in the basement. They were all smoking poor tobacco, which they puffed vigorously, nearly suffocating them selves in uie dense volume oi smoae. i ne old clothes of the deceased were collected and burned, in expectation that they would materialize and be ready for Du Lon g's use as he went on his way to me spirit land. Aliout two o'clock in the afternoon the corpse was placed in a plain coffin of the usual style of manufacture,-and then a procession, consisting of a hearse and bait a dozen carnages, tooK np its line oi march for Gracelancl Cemetery. After the coffin had been lowered into the grave several pounds of rice and some cigars were placed n the coflin, aud the earth was then put back into the grave. Pipes were then lighted, and the friends who surrounded the grave indulged in another silent smoke. The old hat which Du Long had worn in the days of his strength was meantime placed upon the grave, ana under it a little neap or com bustibles. The hat was reduced to ashes, snd the burial ceremony of Uie deceased Chinaman was at an end. The funeral party returned home, and last evening the industrious Chinamen of Chicago were bending over their slippery wash-boards and trying their liest to make up for lost time. Chicago Times. Tire late Richard M. Blatchford stopped one day in the winter of 1873 at an old woman's stall on Nassau street. New York, to buy a banana. He laid a pack age down by his right side while he se lected the fruit, anu fumbled in his pocket for the pennies nettled, and feeling a tap on his left shoulder turned to the left; a skillful thief grablx-d the package with out being discovered and mude his escape. The package contained $15,000 in Government ImiihIs, and no trace of hem has ever been obtained. A cultivated woman is the same in all civilizations, aud now that the Paris fiish ion is the law of the g. n lt r sex, from Russia to Mexico, from Australia to Am. sterdani, in London and in Lcipsic, in Berlin and in Boston, it is amusing to no tice how little mere language rliaugi s the fair daughters of Eve. Their grmte is the same in ull cliiuutes, and 1 have met a German woman who at first looked so much like an American tlit.t, until she spoke, I should have sworn I had seen Jier in Philadelphia. t'orncy't l'rett. Women and Work In Fans. Loso ago women's work, which in it self is so profitable, was estimated at its true value in Paris. Wider fields of ac tion are daily opening out for increasing wants, develop increasing resource, anil, whilst waiting for the fruits expected from the technical schools fast multiplying, each woman who has a vocation or a tal ent of one sort or another employs herself in earning something for her family. In days gone by hand labor implied in most cases a certain degree of ignorance on all points outside itself, the worker be ing considered a mere tool ; but now we have discovered that every trade is more quickly and profitably exercised when general education goes hand in hand with technical training, becoming, as it were, a kind of skylight through which pene trate air and light. The result of this is that well-bred and well-educated women no longer look upon work as a disgrace, and that an increasing number of them not only accept but seek it as a dignity. The nature of my own work has brought me for several years past into intimate rela tions with crowds of women who live by the work of their bands. Before I took up my work I shared to a certain degree in the prejudice which attaches a stamp of inferiority to manual labor; but I was soon cured of this by oliserving women engaged in hand labor who, by their edu cation, their good manners, their talents, were the equals often the superiors ot women who never worked for money. In order to work prontauly one must not only be in need of work one must lie able to do it well ; and this consideration alone should suffice to inspire non-working women with respect for those who arc sufficiently intelligent to exercise a pro fession. With the exception of a few whose dull minds find it easier to accept ready-made prejudices than to think for themselves, we Parisians are no longer imbued with the false idea that one wom an is superior to another simply because she is incapable of helping to support her family. So entirely have we vanquished this prejudice, and so thoroughly is the necessity of giving every woman the means of earning her own livelihood un derstood amongst ns, that many of our richest cnrls study hard to obtain the di ploma which in case of need would assure them a good position as governess. Min ers learn painting on china, not after ama teur that is, second-rate and useless fashion, but thoroughly, so that they could keep themselves by it; and, now that such training is becoming a la mode, others be come first-rate milliners, dress-makers and plain sewers. This movement is altogeth er a good one, and it is impossible to encourage it too much, especially by join ing it. ir it naa no otner results than that of making work respected whenever it is well ana nonorabty done, it win not have been useless ; for it is impossible to deny that the absurd and unjust sneers bestowed by idlers upon workers have excited ana envenomed class antago nism. But, besides this, work has a virtue pe culiar to itself: it satisfies, calms, or it may be consoles, those who know bow to work.- As soon as we can work really well we delight in our work, and no longer wish to give it up. I am perfectly well aware of what will be the result of these remarks. A week from the date of the appearance of this article I shall be inundated with letters from all parts of the country entreating me to provide the writers with work. Of course this is an impossibility. In the first place I am so busy the Jay rarely suffices tor my own affairs; and in the second there are plenty of hands in Paris who can do Parisian work far more conveniently than it could be executed by people at a distance. There is a large class of very small novelettes and thlrdrrate novels which al ways put me In a humor, because they spread the most untrue, most unpractical ideas on this bead, in weir pages are found those wonderful women anu-young girls who keep their families not only in necessaries but luxury by painting fans in secret, or by spending one or two hours a day in woraing emDroiuery ior me r-aris-lan shops. There are in these stories as many mistakes as words. Save in the case of a very few workshops, Parisian work is done in Paris. There are, how ever, plenty of industrial occupations which can be pursued, ana pronuioiy, too, in the provinces ; but I know very well what my correspondents would say if I told them so: "It is impossible for us to work in our own neighborhood, for we should lose caste; so we must come to Paris, because it is large enough and mys terious enongh to bide tne suaine oi worn. What would Miss say if she knew I worked for pay? aud what airs Mrs. would put on if she knew I had a prof es slon." Now, what matter does it nil make? Can it be possible that we have, and da not hesitate to avow It, more vani ty than pride? Those people who aie capable of respecting the idle more than the industrious present us with the meas ure of their minds and souls, and it is such a very small one it is of no account. In these days it is not only amongst teachers and artists that we are exposed to meeting our superiors; it is now absolute- ly necessary, as well as useful and right, to be polite to tradeswomen. Have you a hitrh opinion of the aristocracy? I know a dressmaker, a milliner and a plain sew- er, each of whom has a title and a very authentic Be. Do vou honor services reu. dered to the State ? Take care ! Nothing more likely than that your dressmaker is me aaugnter oi an utncer iu uigu inasi tlon. Do you appreciate talent ? 1 our plain sewer and your corset-maker are first-rate musicians and draw splendidly Then why, you will ask, are Uiey dress makers, plain sewers, corset-makers and milliners? Because, let me whisper it, they find they can, when really clever in these branches, make a good deal more than If they gave lessons in French, music and drawing. The truth is that women's work is only profitable when exercised openly and when a sufficient degree of perfection is attained in it. The work that is ashamed of itself, the work which hides itself, de siring to live incognito and anonymously, brings in nothing worth having. Let us, then, trive up all subterfuges, all mystery. Amateur work can never be really re munerative because me preicrcnce will always be given to professional worn women. In conclusion, let ns relegate to dream- land that pretty vision of fabulous sums earned by working one or two hours a day (unknown to our neighbors) at any oc cupation whatever. If large sums are earned In Paris it is not only because sal aries are higher but because people work harder. Here women do not do their werk in the intervals between a couple of calls, a dinner party, a concert and one or two walks; they work all day, leaving dinner paaties and walks to those who are not oongea 10 worn. Ana in doing this they are not more unhappy. but the contrary nor less worthy ot re spect, but the contrary. Emetine liny. mvncl. . . Not Prejudiced. " Mark Twain" found it necessary to give a description of an acquaintance once, and especially desired that nothing in his description should lie understood as mill eating prejudice against the subject he should cudeavor to confine himself to bare facts; and this is the array of facts "Along legged, vain, lightweight vil lage lawyer, lrom JNevv Hampshire. Jt be had brains in proHrtion to bis legs he would make Solomou seem a failure; it his modesty equaled his ignorance he would make a violet seem stuck up; it his learning equaled bis vanity he would m;ike V'on iluinlMildt seem as unlettered as the back side of a tombstone; if his stature were proportioned to his conscience he would be a gem lor the microscope if his ideas were as large as his words it would take a man three months to walk around one of them; if an audience were to contract to listen as long as he would talk that audience would die of old age aud if he were to talk until he said some thing he would still lie on his legs when the hist trump sounded, and. he would have cheek enough to wait till thedisturl - ance was over auu go on agniii.' Some philosopher says "that modem life demands loo much ot a woman." But then women demand too much of modern life, and there the matter is squared. San Francisco has 352 upmarrjed fe male teachers, A Bear Story. A correspondent of the Cliico (Cal.) Enterprise relates the following: " lellusa licar story, Lncle John." I said one night lately while sitting around the camp-fire near Lassen Peak. There had come over the northern "divide" quite a number of bear and were troubling the sheep that are every summer quartered in and around Hot Spring Valley, and hear ing of this a party of us arranged to go and have a hunt, and while on our way we met "old tncle John," the hero oi many a bear-fight, as his numerous scars amply testify to, and persuaded him to ac company us. We had had supper, there was a blazing log tire, and, all being in readiness, the old man said : Wal, I've hearn tell o' bar scrimmaires being putty lively like at times, but I seed one last week that capped all hunts I ever see. 1 come down trom Big aciuaw Val ley, and was camped above here about a mile, when one day I run across some bi" bugs from 'Frisco, fellows with liileu shirts, you know ; aud would you believe me, they sed, ' Old man, have you seed any bar tracks? Of course, I sed yes, and they engaged me to go with them and bunt up some lor tueni. Wal, to make a long story short and not to tell how one of them fired thirteen shots at a log. thinkin' it was a bar, and finally how one on 'cm killed a sheep and was atraid to go near it, imuKirr it was a wild-cat, but just tell how old 11 ay ward, him as got his soap outcn Crown Point, sat up all night and watched a dead bar: You' see I'd bin across the fiurk jest at dark, an' ole Dick, thar, he nosed a fresh track, and in two minutes or thereabout he had a cinnamon cub up a tamarack. Wal, of course, one shot trom ole Betsey here (and the grim ii uuiti finueu uis nuc uueciionaietY , anu I seed the bar quiver like, take a fresh hold on the limb, and then kinder settle back ; but he stuck onto the tree, and I knowed I had him plum in the heart. wal, Uen. Clupman, he came nrst, an' Alvinscy' jest behind, an' I pintcd out the bar and never thought to say he was gone the way of all flesh. But ' Alvin sey' he sed he was going to get his blank ets and watch till mornin', for now it was so dark you could hardly see the sights on our guns. Wal, the whole party crossed the tork and caniped under that 'ar tam arack all night so that the bear could not get away. Wal. boys, if vou hear me. I enjoyed it. I once seed a circus, but the show warent anything to mat crowd around the tamarack. One ole feller. Doc. Pratt, they called him. blowed consider able 'bout bein' able to fetch him down the first shot he had. Hayward allowed no one bed any percentage on him with a Henry,' and the General shot his mouth off some too 'bout what he could do with a gun, and in fact they all talked so loud and long that 1 rolled my blankets about me and took a nap jest to pass time till morning broke. I woke at the first sign ot dawn, an' mar they all sat around uie fire, shivering with the cold, for I tell you, boys, the nights hereaway are different irom tne nignts in me vaney. w at, mar thev sit. their teeth rliAttorintr and it 1 1 looking mighty blue under the eyes. We could now jest see the outlines of the bar, but every minute it was getting lighter, and I was afeared they'd smell a mice, so I got mem an ready and commenced tiring away at that 'ar carcass for all possessed. v nen aoout nny snots nau neen nrea Ai- vinsey' wanted to know why the bar didn't move. I could keep in no longer; I busted right out, an' you should have seen them fellers stare ; it was rich, I tell you. aaiu i, tast ni gut when you two men came across the fork you asked me what the matter was, an' I told you I had a bar up a tree, but if you hed asked me any more I would have told you as how I hed fetched him the first shot I bed.' Wal, boys, you never see a more sheepish-look ing lot o' men in your days. 1 Uey agreed among themselves to say nothing about it, an' I suppose they thought I never saw anybody in the world, for they didn't maKe me promise, an' it's too good to keep. Wal, let's turn in, boys, if you perpose following that grizzly in the mornin'. Good-night, and don't never sit watchin' a ded bar." A Troubled Barber. A joke was perpetrated on one of the best artists in one of our best barber-shoos yesterday, which disgusted the young man very mucn ana made any quantity ol sport for his associates. The men were all busy at work when a man entered the shop, took hi3 seat in me corner, pulled out a paper and began to read while wait ing bis turn, lie held the paper up be fore his face in such a manner that the barber could not see it, and therefore when he had finished his job he sharply ejacu- laiea -next!" jxo response Irom the man behind the newspaper. " Shave, sir!" came next a little louder. Still no response. Then raising his voice rather impatiently, as be was a barber whose chair was never slighted before, he shout- ea: " want something done, sir?" All was quiet and the man read on as though he were ten miles Irom any disturbing queries. that man's a deal mute," said one of the artist's fellow-workers. " I know him well : he wants a shave, but don't know as it is his turn." Thereupon me young man left his chair, stepped across me room and touched the ouiet man on uie suoutuer. tie glanced up, when the barber began a pantomime per formance intended to represent the opera tion of shaving, and then pointed per suasively toward his chair. " No, thank foi," said me mute, " I'm only waiting ior a inena." iiieiooK ol unadulterated. unmistakable and unspeakable disgust on mat barber's face as he went back to his chair was painful to witness. Rochester (N. T.) Chronicle. What Is In the Bed-Boom. If two persons are to occupy a bed-room during the night let them step on a weighing-scale as they retire, and then again in the morning, and they will find mat their actual weight is at least a pound less in the morning. Frequently there win pe a loss oi two or more pounds, and the average loss throughout the year will be a pound of matter, which has gone off irom meir oooies, partly irom me lungs and partly through the pores of the skin. The escaped matter is carbonic acid and decayed animal matter or poisonous ex halation, this is dinused through Uie air in part, and part absorbed by the bed clothes. If a single ounce of wood-cotton be burned in a room it will so complete ly saturate the air with smoke that one can hardly breathe, though there can Hardly be one ounce ot foreign matter in me air. If an ounce of cotton be burned every half hour during the night the air ..ill l.o lfr,t nnntinnallir .... t .. ......! -: t V. smoke, unless there be an open win. dow or door for it to escape. Now, the sixteen ounces of smoke thus formed Is tar less poisonous than me sixteen of ex. halations from the lungs and bodies of two persons who have lost a pound In weight during me eight hours ot sleep' ing; for, while the dry smoke is mainly taken into the lungs, the damp odors from the body are absorbed both into the lungs and into me pores ot the whole body. Need more lie said to show the impor tance ol having bed-rooms well venti luted, and of thoroughly airing the sheets, coverlids and mattresses in. the morning before packing them up in the form of a neatly-made lieu Science of Health. The most dangerous mines in the United States are in Schuylkill County, I'a., one man being killed there lor every 35,000 tons mined. One man is killed in England for every 1:W,000 tons mined, one in 1'cnnsylvania tor every s,000 tons, and one in Ohio lor every 133,000 tons. 1 his destruction ot human life ought always to lie considered when making complaints aliout dear fuel. No doubt the prices often charged for coal are too dear, but the excess of charges is on the part of those who own the mines, and never on that ol those who work them. Potatoes Snuttiees. These delicious blistered potatoes are prepared as follows: The potatoes, if small, are simply cut in halves; if large, cut into two or three more slices; these are fried in the usual way, but are taken out letore they are quite dor.e, aud set aside to jret cold ; when wanted they are fried a second time, but only until thoy are of a light golden color, pot browf). FARM AND HOME. -The best fattening material for chick ens is said to lie Indian meal and milk. Biliorate of soda dissolved in water. used as a lotion, will remove prickly heat. Scratches in horses may be cured by using a wash twice a day of a tcaspoon- ful ol powdered blue vitriol dissolved in half a pint of water. Keep the fect clean. ExcJiange. To Cure a Felon. As soon as the parts beuin to swell wrap the parts affect ed with a cloth thoroughly saturated with tincture of lobelia, and the felon is dead. An old physician says he has known it to cure in scores ot cases, and it never tans if applied in acason.--ExcJtange. -Potato Sautees. These are even more agreeable with meat than fried potatoes. Uold boiled potatoes are sliced up and tossed up in a tin saucepan with butter, mixed with a little chopped parsley, till they are lightly browned. Pure goose or other dripping is, by many cooks, pre- tcrrcd to butter lor this purpose. Puree ot Potatoes. This differs from mashed potatoes only in the employment of more milk and butter, and in the whole being carefully reduced to a perfectly smooth, thick, cream-like mixture. Where economy is a great object, and where rich dishes are not desired, the following is an admirable mode otmashincr potatoes: Boil them till thoroughly done, having added a handful of salt to the water, then dry them well, and with two forks placed back to back beat the whole up till no lumps are left. If done rapidly, potatoes thus cookeed ar extremely light and di gestible. Taking timothy hay as the standard of comparison it requires 100 pounds of it to supply a certain amount ot nourish ment. It is estimated by careful experi ment that the same amount of nourish ment can be obtained by using the follow ing quantities ot other food: t lover bay, ninety-five pounds ; rye straw, 3o3 pounds ; oat straw, 220 pounds; potatoes, 11m pounds; carrots, 280 pounds; beets, 346 pounds; ruta-bagas, 2G2 pounds; wheat, forty-three pounds; peas, forty-four pounds ; Deans, iony-six pounus ; rye. lor-ty-nine pounds ; barley, fifty-one pounds ; corn, fifty-six pounds; oats, ntty-aine pounds: buckwheat, sixty-tour pounus. and oil-cake sixty-four pounds. Rural jyeie Xorker. In a large majority of cases, says the Journal of Health, it will be found that the best and heartiest meal ot me day should be eaten in me morning. It Uie closing repast ot the day has not been eaten too late, or has not been excessive in quantity or indigestible in quality, the stomach will be rested and active in the morning after the individual has enjoyed a cool bath. The stomach will then re spond quickly with the necessary gastric juice ior tne solution ot tooo, ana ii fair amount of exercise is taken during the dav a laree mass of food will be as similated and converted into moon and tissue. With a good, substantial break fast no great amount of food will be re quired during me remainder ot me day. About the Kitchen. A correspondent of the Chicago Inter- Ocean writes as follows : I am not going to write this piece for those people who can keep half a dozen servants and sit un-stairs, but tor those women who compose the larger part ot our housekeepers, those who do their work themselves, washing, ironing, bak ing and all, besides taking care of several children. These women know that to do their work and do it well they must spend a larger part of their time in the kitchen. And as our surroundings are so does our life seem to us. As a woman spends most of her life in her kitchen, as it is, so will everything seem to her. It it is bare, dark and unpleasant, how much barer, darker and more unpleasant will it make her life seem, and vice versa. Even though the rooms are kept clean in the strictest sense of the word, we can't help seeing what a hard, sharp, unpleasing look some houses have Inside as well as out.- I think if housekeepers would, instead of keepine an meir pretty things lortheir best rooms, bring a tew ot mem into the kitchen it would bring a great deal more sunshine into meir lives. Have cheerful paper on me walls (not gaudy), and the woodwork prettily grained instead ot me dark steel blue so commonly used. Have plenty of sunsnine (mere are no carpets or uphol stery to lade there), and a few cheap, tasty pictures or ornaments liven it ud a little. If they do make some more dusting they amply repay ior the work spent on mem in the satisfaction they give. A lew ge raniums, or a pot of ivy in a sunny win. dow, or a winter bouquet on the clock shelf, do not come amiss. I have in my mmd while I am writing this a happy nome, one oi ine happiest i ever knew ot, where I lived about a year while I was at tending school. The greatest charm about the house was the kitchen. It was always so light and cheerful, with a few bright pictures on Uie walls and ornaments on the brackets; the painted floor and wood work were always clean, me stove bright. and a few flowers in the sunniest window. It was always so easy to work in that kitchen, and things seemed to keep " done up" ot themselves. It was only a few minutes' work to dust and arrange the little things mat would keep the heart glad all day long. And if there was no fire in the sitting-room when company came or a girl friend came to see me we were not ashamed to take them into the kitchen and give them a seat in the easy-chair that always stood there and mat was always so nice to drop into when you had a minute to rest, l am sure it did a great deal more good man it it bad been sitting stilt and straight in the best room. For somehow the husband and father seemed to prefer sitting in it by the bright fire, with me pretty pictures around him. mtheevenins rather than sit on a hard counter at the country store or groggery, among the fumes of tobacco smoke. If women only knew this secret it would make their lives more cheerful and happy, to say nothing of the good it would do their husbands and children, and the little extra trouble would be paid back in a two- toia ratio. Wii-hoft's Anti -Periodic or Fiver and Ague Tonic This invaluable and standard family medicine Is now a household word and maintains its reputation unimpaired. It is indorsed by the medical profession, and prescribed daily in the Charity Hospital and other hospitals in New Orleans. Wilhoft's Tonic in thus highly recommended by the leading medical men of the country, and is worthy of such indorsement. Wheelock, n i nla v A jo., proprietors, Mew Urlsans. Fob sale by axj. Druggists. Thb Mason & Hamlin Organ Co. have obtained another triumph over all their competitors, and won new honors for America. They have iust been awarded the grand medal of honor for the best cab inet or parlor organs, at the AVorld's Ex position in Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. Many valuable horses die from the effects nf colic. The best thins to do in a case of this kind is to nour a bottle of Johnnou's An otlync IJnimnit into a long-necked junk-bottle, add half a pint of molasses and water, then pour the whole down the horse's throat In ten minutes the horse will begin to eat. Parsons' Puroativ Fills will greatly relieve, if not entirely cure, dyspepsia when everything else fails. They have been tried in some desperate cases, and have given more relief man any other mediclne. Tf you want to keep posted as to the value or your insurance, subscribe ior i he iirkali, publisnea by ieo. i. leader, :sois i.u raiiic ol., Chieairo, at 2.50 per annum, in advance. Send 25 cents for sample copy. WnENyou go to Chicago stop at the u Barnes House," corner of Randolph and Canal streets. The fare is excellent and ev erything in the house is new. Only $1.50 to fi.w per day lor transient. The road to the top of Mount Hamil ton. Cal.. the site of the Lick Observatory will cost, according to the preliminary sur- vey mode, about 1(150,000. First Grand Kxposition or the Tradesmen's Industrial Institute, Pittsburgh, l'a., opens Oct.?. closes Nov.o. Adilress A.J.Mellis, Ties The Tubular Lamp is a wonderful thiuj Read the advertisement, sure. Prl-ssino's White Wine Vinegar, purest and cheapest, warranted Uj preserve pickles. Thf Strange Disease- Likb the thief at night, it steals In upon us uniiwurcs. the patients have paina ahout the chest and sides, and sometimes id the hack. They feel dull and sleepy; the mouth has a bad taste, especially in the morning. A sort of sticky slime collects about the teeth. The appetite is poor. There is a feeling like a heavy load on the suima-n, somcumcs a rami, au-gone sensa tion at the pit of the stomach, which food does not satisfy. The eyes are sunken, the hands and feet become cold and feel elam- mv. After awhile a eoueh sets in. at tirst dry, but after a few months it is attended with irreeniah-colored expectoration. the patient feels tired all the while, and sleep does not appear to afford any rest. After a lime ne itccomes nervous, lrritanie ana gloomy, and has evil forebodings. There is a gHKliness, a sort ol whirling sensation in the head when rising up suddenly. The bowels become costive, the skin is dry and hot at times. The blood becomes thick and stagnant, the whites of the eyes become tinged with ycHow, the urine is scanty and iiiirn-coiorcd, depositing a sediment alter standing. There is frequently a spitting up of tiie food, sometimes with a sour taste snd sometimes a sweetish taste. This is frequently attended with palpitation of the heart. The vision becomes impaired with spots before the eyes. There Is a feeling of great prostration and weakness. All of tnesc symptoms ao not maKe tneir appear ance at one time, but during the various stages they are in turn present It is thought that nearly one-third of our popu lation has this disease in some of its varied forms. It has been found that medical men have mistaken the nature of this disease. Some have treated it for liver complaint. some lor dyspepsia, others ior Kidney dis ease, etc., etc., but none of these various kinds of treatment have been attended with success. It is found, however, that the Buakek Extract or Roots (not a patent medicine, when prepared property, win re move the disease in all its stages. Care should be taken to procure a food article. Sold by A. i. W'hitb, General Agent, 31S reari street, jx. I . Agents wanted. Consumption Can Ha Care. SrnKNCK's Pulmonic Sttod. Schenck's Sea Weed Tonic. Schenrks Mandroke Pills, are the onl7 medicines that will cure Pulmonary Consumption. Frequently medicines thai will eton m couch will occasion the death of the patient; they lock up the liver, stop the circulation of the blood, hemorrhage follows, and. in fact, they clog the action of the very oruans mat caused tne couga. Liver Complaint sad Dyspepsia are the causes of two-thirds of the cases ot Consumption. Many person complain of a dnll pain la the aide, conatf- pauon. coaiea longae, pain in tne snouiaer-oiaae. leelins of drowsiness and reatleseneiui. the food lyins heavily on the stomach, accompanied with acidity and belching up of wind. Tbese symptom aually originate from a disor dered condition of the stomach or a torpid liver. Persons so affected, f f they take one or two heavy colds, and if the cough in these ease be suddenly checked, will And the stomach and liver clogged, remaining torpid and inactive, and, almost belore they are aware, the lnng are a mass of aorea and nlcemted. the result of which le death. Schenck's Pulmonic Syrup la an expectorant which does not contain opiam or anything calcu lated tu check a cough suddenly. Schenck's Sea Weed Tonic dissolves the food, mixes with the gastric juices of the stomach, aids digestion and creates a ravenoaa appetite. When the bowels are costive, skin sallow, or the symptoms otherwise of a billons tendency, Schenck'a Mandrake Pills are required. These medicines are prepared, only ny f. u. Schenck A Son, K. K. cor. 6th and Arch-ata, Phil- ad'a, and are for vale by au arusxiaui and Yesterday morning, when s man entered It is house after an all-night's ab sence, his clothes covered with blood and his hair full of grass, his wife sternly de manded : " JN ow, then, wnere have you been?" "Whirivi' bin?" "Yes, sir." Well," he replied, looking down at him self, " you kin call it blode up on a steam boat, or run over by a tornado I ain't a bit partickler which." Vicksburg Herald. Mr household cods are all abroad. Their names I scarce remember, And naught is on my hearthstone now 'Cept ember. And even thus next month shall come, With humor grim and sober, And then what's standing now will be Knockt ober. Graphic. There have been few brighter things than this, which appears in the Graphic: " The golden rule Do undo others as they would undo you. This is the whole law and It profits." Youko men are taught to believe they cannot afford to marry, and the widowers have an opportunity to get ail uie nest girls. It has been ascertained by the anthro pologists that, as a rule, women nowadays become gray curlier than men. Why is itf Thronflrh the length and breadth of the land the celebrated V Kit. TIPPED Boots and Shoes are sold br the million, for parents know they lasi twice aa long uinup witnnni .ip. . Also try Wtre-0.ullted Soles. Have you seen the Cable Screw Wire Boots and Shoes? Millions are being worn ; all say they are the eatfit'xt and best Shoe ever made. Also try Wlre-Qullted Soles. m TUT? W BOOK," Gleaning. Now read. Agent fK o &)f 47 at home. Samples worth 91 sent $20 A DAY. BOW TO if AXE IT. SofntUUnf ft; J f z tfO c par dir. end for Cbreme Catalegu. )j. H. Borrono'e Boas. BoaUo. Mass. $30 - Wk BnlnrT. MmIa or Female. Clrctl- E VERT FAMILY WANTS IT. Money in It. Sold by Agenta. Aaaress m. i, . lu v r-i, ane, x-a. $12, Ysaiv at Home. Atrenta wanted. Outfit and terms free. Address TkUE & CO., Auueta,Me. a ft P BITO 20 Elefrant Oil Chromos mounted size A ti t N I tlxll for SI. Novelties and hromot jf every description. National Chroino CoPhlla., Pa. $300 a month to enersrtle mei an4woiMm iverv .There. JJuiue kfmorabU. Excel- sior MTgCo 151 Michtcan-av,Colaa0b $3 SAMPLE FREE male and female everrwnere. Aoareas ine union rno.JonewarK,n.j. 1.000 AUENTH WANTED. UOUlKr BEITS KM 11 RR niBLK BOOK and MAP HOUfcK. Chicago, 111. A MltNTH Atrenta wanted. 24 beat-sell- inof arttalM tn ttin world- One Rm rtf. free. Address J. BROHSOITPctrott, Mich. THE WHAT IS IT. Something new. Sells - sight, hig Inducements to Agents. Samples 29 cents and stamp. Agenta wanted. Send for Cata logue. U.S. SPECIALTY CO 11 Ceil trml -si. Boston. S250I A MONTH. Agenta wanted every where. Roslneaa honorable and first- class. Partlcnlara sent free. Address JOHN WOUT11 CO., BC Uula, no. A MONTH aud EXPENSES to alL Articlo, new. staple as Soar, famples free. C J.XN. JJOTONJEyirTORlrHWAGO For the bestHtelllng Una of roods In America. Pro flu large. Circulars free. Addreaa GEO. F. CRAM, West rn Map and Picture Depot, C6LaJt street, fjuicago, ui. C. ATAB-H-WIFRE trll bottle of Dr. Lane's Icatarrh Cure given away, with testi- i- pnony to wonaerim cnresneriurnira. CUBED .natoH.KKJtx&Co.143B,dw,y,N.Y, f I HfPB trTtM'CWTi! EGYPTIAN CRIAM, for BMMrtJfJ" LADIES'nfi Complexion, remortnn Tw, fmcklM. Plmil ntflBJV A Motfa Ftcb9. bend Uc. foe botU-or 91. Ior rcit Agcuu wanisM. . si. auav, u osun shw, osussru, m. opnmsi Morphine Habit absolutely and Wy cured. Painless ;no publici st amp for particulars. Dr. ni rVaaldngton-aUChicago S77 PGR WKEK GUARANTEED TO Atrenta, Male and Female, tn their own lo cality. Terms and Outfit Frii. Address P. O. VICKEKV CO.. Augusta, Maine. 1 0 E5TS can make to $190 per month canvass ing icr me new cngiua vupjmi nuuc. whw 1 wanted in every county. Only small capital re Lquired. Addreaa D. B. Taylor, Rochester, N. T. GOODRICH ft TTOlTSTOlt, TO Aanaa St. I 1 CHIC AOO, ILL II OT'Htv tas bast aad AMiesMrtHag I Tsrtlr iea a r Ageuu sfl I any aonaa la tfca nrM, Quick atvlsM Li and 07Urii ProOtavUOuraUitayad. Sud'Cer Osmsocu. AGENTS WANTED "25 rauraiat.aoiiinmr Riwiir aver Tinbltshed. Send for cir culars and our extra terms to Agenta. NATIONAL PUUUSUIXO CO., Chicago, 11U. or SL Louis, Mo. Hit. RT.OO.VS ?3&SL1 chttls. Consumption. General Debility, etc Send for free circular. C L. BLOOD, 77 Madison St., Cnici a ,s tf-aa a s I bb Chicago Suburban Lots at r J IX O A la C 100 eitch-11.1 duwn sud monthly ior balance within a short distance of city lli!UR, Wlin nouriv trauiH ami tiiM-itii iirw. ovikuw tfclvCIIfWATI DOUIEWF.FKLYBTAR, m. m An inaepenueni rainiiy newspaper, b i 4H Columns of Readlns. PKRY fUit. eeiiuen Copy FREE. tpt Free of postage. Addreb Tlk "MTAIl" COMClncianatl.Ultlo. Prof. D. Meeker's PaMess Opium Cnre ! rt!!ful remedy of tiie prewnt day. end for Paper rn I'l'lUIU f.atlUg. L. KJ. 1M1X 1A1 UltlEa, XJW. 4 Ml AS. SHOHER CO., Proprietors of rMlAI3 iililii'Uiiririiiiu lOlM rnv , ..1.1. lt..llii .. si la (..... All kiml or 1 '(till ii. ..rial blank. Check. Draft a. Note. Letter an-1 I'.M-lit-adii. Duiids. L'erltncsiO t Stick.. etc.. Httm tsi .i-!t.'d to order at Rcasunahle Hates and in the Lattwt .:(! Heat Styles. Man and flats. Miow-t. aras m n.. nlir tor AsTti-ulmriO Mrliine Workt 1 ilMt'lai ly. Our superior facilities enable u to exet uie large cvutracu at short notice ana we guarantee Hiisiacuuo. $25 TO $50 PER DAYSJSSS to sell WKI.IHORIHG MACHINERY. A Bora borea from 1? to 48 lncbea diameter. Sea4 tor pamphlet. ruMP a SKEIN CO.. Bellenli. 111. STOP rnlnnlKl Exnftloil ol American President-Moat maniill cent and salable picture ever offered HERE uajTTa Moaioruuri)ct:ii tnv.uni and secure territory. National Copy ing Co., 324 W.Madlaoo-t.. Chicago. IY1APS& CHARTS. LKUmt, Mont Ornamental and Correct. Bneclal Agent wanted In each twnnhip. Send for fret LaUlogne and Term Ut E. C. BKIIKiM AN, 3 Barclay St., N. T., or 17 W. Fourth bt Cincinnati. O. KA.KE CHANCE. $15.00SHOT-GUN A ioaMfrbanvt H". w TnM KUna Iwfcf ; warranto: nnala tvtafc rUM-l sail ttxxJ (hooter, o Pu Lr. ; iritb FlMk. l'ou:h moi Wod-tlutUt, BkWi Maor fmt urcaiai- to V S) WELL A WX The elegant-1 ijr mounted, 1 nickle-Dlat a New Buffavlo Bill Revolver! With imCartridna. K3.U0 : 10.000 sold -.evervonewi ted : satisfaction guaranteed. lUuttratni t7ataiotMm frrr. 641 Xearborn-st., McCormtekliloek). THE $50,000 BONANZA ! fT X gfc t"a Invested In "Wall Street MMM 7hP often leads to a Fortune. SW W W V.ill nartlrnlara tu-nt trae. Address PENDLETON & RE AD, Bankers, 74 Msvldvn Lavne IHw York. AGENTS' GUIDE SKS!K tion to agenta. I want no agents. I sell no goods; I only describe the goods of those who-do. New Inven tions. Novelties, New Books, Papers, Magazine, KV. r.K I 1 n I .ID wau agents wsiil. in-it mnnMuum. Only 10 eta. ayear, postpaid; ROTH I Utt FiLKK. jaMfta f. BWii, n uearoorn ou, nicago, iu. COK1E AND SEE These Kich Prairies. Near one million acres for sale on the Sioux City A St. Paul I tall road and on the Mc Gregor A Missouri River 1 Ull road. Several large tracts for Colonies. Come or send committees tu ex amine. Everyone who sees the land likes It, Apply U MM A V IIIUR VALdJkJHDt Hlblcjr Uscsola Co., Iswsu AflENTS! 150 NEW BOOKS 111 MOST OOaPLmi.T llflMHTlD 1M QPB GRAND COMBINATION PROSPBCTTS by aample paKee, blading, Illustrations, etc. AU are picked, popular works on every subject. Why rtalr all on one doubtful book, when yon can make aucreaa Mn by oncriuK customers choice of 1 Onr Agents tisve the mittae irttcK ana are neuajnieu wi n tne-r ujiick Bales. Ar' I tiol to KM lor particulate moncm an m. A. HOTOHIN801T IvO.. UU1QASUL JU. A TEXAS! ValnahlrTMM Y.anH forll MO ACBE for 3r,0. Title di rect to Purchaser from the State. i our choice out of 70,000,000 ACRES! 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UEKJ WIFE NO. 19 BY ANN ELIZA YOUNG, Brlajham Young'. Rebellious Wlfo. "in. only eonjaeta icxpta. er au tne stcitETa c B R I C H A M ' 8LH A S EM am writtta. SmTin Hot of rtMyntny, from tha very Degtnnins;. Nearly 200 New lUiiatratioas beautify tha work. It is the beat senior book mora Agents, men and women, can es iTom so k kiu a BUT. i. writing tor IUtutrated Circulars Bens to. ud noi aeiaj, inn , 1 1 l.-i UUOURali, The Hnman 1'elen-awh. Tne nerves are tel egraphic fibers, operated by the brain; but If the stomach, the great vitalizer of the system, la disor dered, the whole nervous organization la partially Sliaiiereu lur me time ueina;. Tarrant'i Seltzer Anerlent works wonders 1 n cases of nervous debut ty arising from dvaoensla. hv restorlnor the stomach to its normal con dition, and keeping the bowels free. Sold by all druggta 'The Best Thing in the West" ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE R. B. IN KANSAS. 0,000,000 -A-onus Of t.ht heint. Varmint and Atrrlrnirnral T.anda tn Amer ica, situated In and near the beautiful Cottonwood and j pper Arkansas v alleys, ine gaxuen oi tne ei,uu 11 Years' Credit, with T pr rent. Inter est, ana u per rem. uuwouui lor Improvement To Purchasers of Land. rWCtrcxilarw, with Map, giving full information, sent free. Address A. H. JOHIVMIN, Acting Lajui Commtoatoncr, ToptAa, KansaM. BEST IN THE WORLD Any Shade RBABY For Use. Adapted to vRiflreNfc ? Sample All Classes 2?ejsK Cards and or Work. arcas-e Circulars. Bi-sure that our TRADE-MARK (s facsimile at which la slveu above) Is ou every aurkRe. Bbanch Offioxs AUD Faotobxssi BOO West Street. New York. No. 310 South Sd tit., St. Louta, Rt. R. 83 HmI Vaut ttarsu St., Cktloas;.. puDoanea. i O.OOO nave employment ana msi M..VB APJEMTS ar. asjSbsr.ai-. Haarroao, Ct Chioao ran. T.aTKtni w(itkltti Tka Pr Reform COR MKT WAj)T mmM fc-lK'a' SirrUKTBiJU (Patented April a, 1075.) M. long-ICll widi immi muautm. A coraet for those who can wrt weai coraets.Bul table alike for children, misses, young and elderly ladlea. Bays Dr. Sarah . Browu. a promi nent ladr physician, of itoston.and one of tne Dress- lie form Commit tee: I consider It tha best com promise between a corset and waist 1 have ever seen, having the advantages of the former without lu evils. Bent by mall on receipt l 5, Ladlea tt.bO. In ststlng size slva Wavlat mmun ntitstde nf experiences Lady Canvassera and Agentfl fiend for eataloarue. AriftrM KO. FBOftT CO., 248 Wabeeh-AT. Chicago. TUBULAR HAND LAMP. Your bent kerosene lamp will mo.V, snd mvtig and go out. If subjected to ttind or motion and hence Is wortti letui aa a hand lamp. Try the TC BCLAvK HAND LAI 1 tMetW rid with any other kerosene lamp.sub Jecting both tborouKhly to riW and motion, and you will be atovnid bp thf contrast. Pure and pmrrrfui light : difficult to pmt out; no moke; burner and oil roof; wholly metallic ; conveni ent to It and handle. Invented by Jba same man who invented the a4-ie- art4l Tsifcmlavr IaiBitrBi. Yon trnova jrhat that U ; this is en nail y remarkattu. mno one 1 T, or send for a ,Urr1p trre pamphlet. Manotactured by IKf Jf I St wHRRLBK, 42 Canal Bt liiuc-vu. wr Male ty All Deslerm, is 2 &r 2 3 mm trtg t e--s; $25 450 per Day CM ACTUALLY BE IADS WITH TBI Great i. Western WE MEAN IT I And are prepared to demonstrate the fact. ATTV AtTGEltft are operated entirely by HORSR POWER, and will bore at the rate of T It, EXT I FKKT FEK MO t it. 1 ney ore xrusa 3 to 6 Feet in Diameter, ; Aad ANT DEPTH REQUIRED. They will bore In All Kinds oT Kau-th, ftoTt Sstnal A Uair tone, Bltasnlsisms Stone Cosvl 81st te mm Hsur4peuB And ws MAKE the BEST of WELLS Is QUICKSAND. GOOD ACTIYE AGEXTS Wanted in every State snd County in the united tttatea. Send for our Illus trated Catalogue, terms, prices, etc. proTlng oar ad vertisement bonaJUe. Addreaa GREAT WESTERN WELL AUGER CO., BlnssMweld, Dmwis Cc, lavwsw fcfrststs is what paper 70 saw this advertisement. a.tfom frsaa Ita taaitSat OaScla, a (a WtTea aaal ssav An fallal Ott Paara,. Jwr., btL, US, coalala I arrsnl. Ci Sill ravpurTa, l.Xps (.( f- Maak tea, LIS a , as QCaXxSA, fcJTpaw .. Its SWW a-aay-lsai f-a a. tfesa. ? a UsalsL asvd kaaa alsmltar taSa .. mrm tha Ml I j srtSfc aiaa wiSW. It eaf feci Hsuaacaa, Psvaal.Tsaa-ISBi.aa StJh I s s. at TBS iialaaa rsusaaaaa, irraawraaT. latssas raw .bora VALUABLE KniDin,saiHss wW, sswaw . ot .iaIUat aharactw, Ilk. SEP BA11K m4 PE1CKLI stBH, aaJ A BOM ATICM IH fPaJ ajTBJTa, -.saesa"M m - s - 1 Ji'S w3 iwi ss e MasicBooksjAntnma Far Babtath School, our beautiful Shining River, one of the best of Sunday School Sonc Beosw. For Singing School, the famoua Song Monarch, rit. to Interest Slnsdns Classes. For Devotional Meeting (jum pnbHthedy, Living Waters. Hodsjes; a rich treasury ot the sweetest hymns sod tunes. .for Chorueee, Convention and Choir, The Leader. SaSr-"' Chorus Choir. SS.OO. Choruses An tn MtlS. Perkin's Anthem Book. S1.5U. Easy Anthems. Trial by Jury. 91.00. Jnstraib lished. A mirth- provoking Operetta, with flae music Sent. posTpaid, for retail pries. Liberal discounts to Societies snd ConvenUona. OLIVER IITSOH CO. CRA8. L HTS0.1 k C . Til Bnsdwsy, JT. V. UWBUSKlWo- craGRANT AND INVIGORATES AND HARDENS THE GUMS! It imparts a delightfully refreshing taste and feeling to the mouth, remov ing all TAKTAU and SCURF from the teeth, completely arresting the pro gress of decay, and whitening such parts as have become black by decay. IMPURE BREATH caused by -Bad Teeth, Tobacco, Spirit), or Catarrh, is neutralized by the dailay use of S0Z0D0NT It is as harmless as -water. Bold by Druggist, sad Dealers in Fancy Goods, One bottle will last slx months. 3 JO N. I. T'HIS apr la Pnnud with INS manaractiirsd aw O. B. RANK CO.. tai Hear born St., Chlcac for stis by A, N. tsuan, TV Jacksoa SL. Cilrss. IrabaA mm F itsE. a;- Well Aiis MTJOAJiT AA ajsm, Pr. Wmmvm, 9m Timi..! Tilrif win, uhllasa. Msaiil ssisssl islj tt!"- frr"" OiiiiTiiM Oataa. aa-. mMtBt Vwrvmw S ls..ir-l-t rvaw.... SS Twt.ia.ia rtM. ; Xsnssha-lila. - -MsMWa...... se a VJiUl tEatatfjfftft. WW SS nisisissa.i-iiisi M sa m C.-l-mls" Zukm r ti mm. "7 4 i, s-pS.esi MypSilllitai SB SO S Pao fy - M M TOTAL. .sne SOS w 3 -rfTrAi.wPsjiua se-a"" Hiili BiTTCTS iiSili S0Z0D0NT