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lelegraph Operators, .
irerir:gi a Herald reporé was sitfinfi
? he railing of a large telegrap
oflice vestorday listening G
les‘cfl;uerof e 3 ng e cease
tured to K e mstrumen}s, he ven
lightnin ‘?f ;YOuthful manipulater of
lina, T%e ethhad been long on the
B teighiencd o) and
):: !Bont five years.“ i
Yiner 8t know all the boys on the
don,‘;"“v know ‘em over the wire, if I
‘never any other way. - Lots of 'em I
the i{:‘&fibut when' they take hold of
thi{l‘%’&" begin to call’ I know who
the 01, S B 8 more interesting feature of
r:gnihlé sérvice than the ability,
' Bequired through * practice, to distin.
guish between the different operators
?n 2 line by the manner of their send
ing. A corps of operators, each famil
ar with his fellow's method of send
- Ing, would scarvely need to waste time
to aflix their office. signature to their
calls, the office wanted being able to
4 g(ullge What operator was working the
HO operators in the city become
re U omufihly' acquainted and con
versant with the men on their wire
than those at the head of the great rail
road divisions, which extend in almost
every direetion from the city. The
manners of sending of their different men
become as familiar to them as does the
ha.ndwritin% of his bookkeeper to the
owner of a bank.
- During the conversation given at the
opening, a flashily-dresend “*‘sub’’ bent
over the table and transacted the busi
uess with an air of dignity that would
have become a bank clerk. A moment
later some office on the line began call
ing the main office, repeating t%e call a
dozen times without signing. ‘
‘*‘Answer f-w there,’ saif the opera
tor to his assistant, |
*“But he hasn't signed yet,” ventured
the new man, suspiciously. !
“Yes; but I know him,” explained |
the operator, and just then the offiee
<alling ended up with a terse “f-w.”
* But ean you tell all the operators
on the line by their method of making a
single letter?” .
* No, not always by a single letter;
but there are very few men on my wire
that I can not tell before they have writ
ten a dozen words. Just as one learns
another’s penmanship we learn -each
other’s manner of sending. We have
to get accustomed to all the different
styles. Some operators :tart off with a
hop-skip-and-jump gait and keep it up
all the way through a ‘message of 100
words. Another will send slowly and
steadily, and, should he have 5,000
words to transmit, he will not increase
his pace. Then there are fellows who
will . rush in a message of six or eight
words, sign and close the key before
anything short of an expert has time to
get down the date. By that way we
are able to distinguish between them.”’
While the electricity jerker was de
livering himself of the above informa
tion his ear was keenly fixed on the
business of the line. He turned toward
the ‘instrument 4 moment, and s said:
*That isn’} Geor;Fuvorkin g P
““No,” said Fis youthful assistant.
e A do e line yester
day.”™ &
Al’ he heard anoth;:r
iend ‘ifi an_ n whith he knew he
3:15 not mx‘,,. ereachedover to the
key, called up the office, and then
spelled out:
¢ Ain’t that you, F—?" 1
«'Es,” came back the answer, sleep
ily; “leen down to see my girl.”
"s‘lknew it was F——"' gaid the
operator; ‘‘you can never get rattled on
his sending.” |
Operators never tire in telling the
wonderful legends of their craft and
the stories of their skill and achieve
ments. One told yesterday is good and
worth relating. It was during the late
war, when everything was considered
suspicious. , A Confederate General, ac
companied by an expert in te_le%'rapl-n_\‘.
dashed open the door of a little Ofl'lce
on the Mississippi River, and, placing
a revolver at the operator’s head. told
him to ask *“M——"" twenty miles
above, if there were any gunboats there
belonging to the Government. The
operator was a Union man. He knew
if he received a negative response the
Confederates would move upon the
helpless Union town of “M—-—."" But
there was no alternative. The other
operator was watching him closely. So
he called *“M——,"" and asked previous
ly if there were any gunboats in sight. l
'lzhere were none within fifty miles, but
something in the operator’s manner of
sending fed the receiving operator to
‘suspect the truth. So he answered, |
“Yes; there are two in the bay, and
from my window I can see the smake
from two others coming around the
be?‘gi————-—" was not molested. The
operator’s sagacity had saved the town.
An interesting incident in direct line
with this subject occurred during the'
recent telephonic experiments between
_ this city and New York. While one
of the instruments was being tried the
wire became grounded. The Morse in
strument was cut in and the word§‘:
“You are a crank,” ‘‘You are a_cran'k,
were heard over and over again. The 1
. office men were for a long time unde
termined to what cause to attribute the
breaks. No sooner would an attempt
be made to use the telephone th.an the ‘
same breaks would occur afvam, and
the same message I_)e sent, “You are a |
crank.” By listening attentively, old
operators concluded that it was the work ‘
of some operator hired by an opposing |
telegraph comrFany to thwart the ex
periments. hose who were unac
quainted with the circumstances held
to the belief that the sender was a stu
‘dent; but the opinion of the ,operators
proved correct. The ‘bridge’’ was put
on, the break located and found to oc
cur between stations. It was afterward
traced down as the work of an ogerator
paid to hinder the workings of the tele
phone then being tried.—Cleveland
"I)Iemld. L
_One of the saddest cases that ever
came before a court was that of ‘Cath
erine Burneson, a Philadelphia woman,
who recently killed a little girl. She
pleaded guilty, and evidence was pre
sented to show extenuating circum
stances. The woman was seriously ill,
and the school children gathereg under
her window, shouting for her to come
out, and callip% her filthy names. For
the purpose of rightening them away
she arose from her bed, and, opening a
window, pointed a pistol at them. -fier
nervousness and excitement were SO
great that the weapon struck the win®
Sow sill and was discharged, killing
one of the children in the crowd out~
gide. The ocourt sentenced her to
eighteen months’ jmprisonment.—
;fdadelpm Press.
- Aopy—
The Verdict in the Celebrated Star-Route
Trial at Washington=The Court-Room a
Bcene of Wild Excitement—The dJury
Discharged and the Case Closed:
WASHINGTON, D. C.,; June, 14,
{ “Youcan ask the jury whether they have
any communication te make to the Court,”
said Judge Wylie to the crier when the
Criminal Court hearing the star-route case
reassembled this morning. Crier Donald
80on soon returned with a message that the
Jury desired to communicate with the
Court, They filed into the court-room, ap
parently none the worse for their confine
ment. When they were seated the Judge
said: “Gentlemen of the jury, the Court
has sent for you for the purpose of inquir
ing whether you have any communication
to make.” The foreman stated that the
jury bad agreed upon:a verdict, and .a
painful silence fell upon the court-room,
only to be broken by wild shouts of ap
plause, when in a clear tone of voice the
foreman stated the verdict was
Immediately the decorum of the rourt of
Justice was forgotten and cheers resounded
from all q{xarters of the crowded floor.
Mrs. 8. W. Dorsey sprang to her feet,
slapping her hands, while tears streamed
down her cheeks, and there were many la
lies inthe Court who were silently weep
ing. Davidge e%uietly asked to have the
verdict recorded, which was done, while
the Deputy Marshals were valqlly endeav
orin%to 3uiet th€ tumult, 8. W. Dorsey
and Brady were the recipients of warm
congratulations, and as they left the court
room they were greeted with renewed
cheers \%’Y the crowd in frontof-the-City
- Hall, hen order had been somewhat re
’ stol“ed by reason of the defendants and
their friends leaving the room, J udge Wy
lieturned to Juror Vernon and asked:
| “%r. Vernon: how are you this morn:
h‘§ul'or Vernon: “First-rate,sir.”
_ The Court: *“I believe we have nothing
further for the jury to do during the term,
and the Court is prepared to discharge you
finally. You have had a laborious taszto
perform in this case. You have been more
than six months engaged in this trial.
Many of you have occupations of your
own which you have been oblified to neg
lect during that period, and though your
verdict of course will create dissatisfaction
to man{, yet havin%abeen selected accord
ing to the forms of law, and havin% sworn
to perform your duties faithfully, the
Court is bo\chto presume you have faith
performed your duty. If you have doae
50, each one according to the dictates of his
consclence, that will be a satisfaction to
ycu as long as Kou live. You are therefore
discharged with the thanks of the Court.”
In the ante-room and the halls the jury
was beset by a throng of interested per
sons, promient amomi them being the de
fendants and Mrs. S, W. Dorsey and Mrs.
Peck, who thanked them for the verdict
with tears in their eyes. As the foreman
reached the sidewalk the large crowd as
sembled there burst into tumultuous cheers,
which was renewed as each juror made his
w:;gr out of the Court-house.
er was the only representative of the
prosecution in the court when the verdict
was returned, and Carpenter, Dorsey’s
counsel, congratulated him as the only one
of the Government counsel having pluck
enough to show up in the hour of defeat.
Ker says he was this morning informed by
the court officer that Ingersoll had said the
Elry would return a verdict of acguittal.
e added thatthe other indictments against
Brady would be pressed, and that, of
course, it would be necessary for the Court |
to enter an order setting aside Rerdell’s
plea of guilfy. : L
Information gathered from members ot
the jury discloses the fact that several in
formal votes were taken in addition to
those alreadg' recorded. A vote on the
uestion of the innocence or guilt of all the
gefendants excepting Brady stood nine for
acquittal and three for conviction, the lat
ter votes being cast by Jurors H’arrigan,
Sheriff and Grone. ¥n Brady’s case the
jury stood ten to two in favor of his ac
quittal, the two negative voters being Har
rigan and Sheriff. Of the jurors who voted
for acquittal Evans, Lowry, Gill and Re
shaw gave as the reason for voting in that
way *hev failed to find any proof of the ex
istence of '~ conspiracy. Juror Bheriff
(who at first vot~d for eonviction) said that
in the minds of some of the jurors there
was doubt as to the innocence of defend
ants, but after consultation jurors felt it to
be their duty to resolve that doubt in favor
of defendants. He thought if the Govern
ment, with all its power, in a six months’
trial could not convict a man he ought to be
acquitted. Sheriff further said that the ex
treme length of the trial, the large amount
of oral testimony and documentary evi
dence in the case and the long arguments
seemed to have had the effect of befogging
the minds of the jury, so that they found it
a difficult matter to reach any firm and
fixed conviction. r
At the Department of Justice.
The news of the verdict in the star-coute
trial reached the Department of Justice
shortly after ten o’clock this morning, by
telephone. At the time the Attorney-Gen
eral was in consultation with George Bliss.
When the news was announced he said to
Bliss: *“What do you think of that?”
“1 am astonished,” was the reply. “1
thought some of the jurors might get mud
dled on the conspiracy n%nest.i(m, but I did
not anticipate acquittal.”
“Well,” said the Attorney:General, ‘“‘that
settles it. When twélve men agree the mat
ter is settled. I feel safisfied the Govern
ment has presented the case in the best
possible manner.”
Juror Harrigan held alone for conviction
for a long time. He says: “I finall{ came
to the conclusion that eleven heads were
better than one, especially whien some of
the others were educated and smart gentle
men. A few minutes before we came into
court I went over because I didn’t feel like
opposing eleven men, so I gave defendants
the benefit of the doubt, and voted for ac
Foreman Crane says the jury voted first
on the question as to whether there was
consprracy. It was then pro§osed after
some discussion to vote upon the guiit or
innocence of individuals, which of course
would carry conspiracy with it. *‘John W.
Dorsey,” said Crane, ‘‘headed the list, and
we acquitted him the first niiht. Then we
came to Vaile and acquitted him. Then, I
think, it stood ten to two on Stephen W
Dorsey, ten to two and nine to three on
Miner. That is the way the jury stood up
to this morning, though I believe there was
a change of one vote on Stephen W. Dorsey
last night, making it stand eleven to one in
his case.”
Kellogg and Brady.
Fx-Senator Kellogg and Gen. Brady will
Monday next be called upon to plead to
indictments in their cases. It is not prob
able that the trial of the Kellogg and
Brady cases will take place before next
sutumn, as precedence will be given casds
of local importance.
Press Comment.
The Ewvening Star says editorially: The
verdict of acquittal was unexpected,thoui}é
it was supposed probable there would
disagreement upon conviction. While the
verdict is in the nature of -a surprise, the
result does not justify any censure of the
jury, as having acted otherwise than con
scientiously in their conclusion. There were
men on the jurywho certainly would not
have voted for acquittal unless after faith
ful endeavor. to master all details of this
extremely involved and complicated case
they were unable to trace beyond a ‘“‘reas
onable doubt” all links required leEally to
establish conspiracy. As one of the jury
men says in regard to this action, ‘‘the in
dictments were based upon conspirac{,and
if there was no conspiracy established
there could be no conviction.” -
An Earthquake in South America.
I PANAMA, June 14.
The earthquake in "Ecuador, on the 19th
of May caused great alarm at Quito, the
people camped in the streets fearing a cata
clysm. In Latacunga the shock was very
severe, overthrowing several houses.
Those remaining threaten to fall. Villages
in the vicinity were almost destroyed. On
the diligence arriving at Latacunga the
mules were taken out and it was pulled
through the streets by men for fear .the
rumbling would shake down the houses
Cotopaxi is in active eruption. People iu
the vicinjty are terrified at a probable
repetition of the catastrophe of March 1867.
—Corn can be perfected by going
through the fields and cutting out the
stalks that do not exhibit tfie proper
form in stalk and ear.
—ln cheapness, palatability and com
pleteness of nutriment, milk stands pre
eminent.\among foods, and its consup
tion could profitably be increased five
fold.—Chicago Journal.
—The addition of a little mace to a
veal soup will give an agreeable flavor
to it. Do not put in enough to make
it a distinct flavor, but put it in with the
helrbs and pepper and salt.— The House
—Cream-of-tartar is a good laxative.
Take a teaspoonful mixed with a little
‘sugar in a cup of warm water at night.
If it does not have the desired effect re
‘peat the dose in the morning. It will
often work off colds and other maladies
in their incipient stage.—Jourral of
—To prevent the skin from discolor
ing after a blow or fall take a little dry
starch or arrowroot and merely moisten
it with cold water and lay it on the in
jared part. This must be done imme
diately, so as to prevent the action of
the air upon the skin. However, it ma
be applied some hours afterward witz
effect.— Science Monthly.
—Mr. J. W. Everson, Harrison,
Mass., who raises at least an acre of
cabbage each year, says such a patch
will hardly have more worms than fifty
plants in a garden. “There will be
about the same number in either case,
and scattered over the larger surface
the damage will not pay for the trouble
of killing them.” He is reported in the
Ploughman as saying therefore that
““let them alone is his policy.”
~—Apricot pudding is made in the
form of a roly-l])oly. Make a crust as
for b&king;ipow er biscuit, then, after
soaking and stewing the dried apricots,
spread them thickly over the crust; roll
it up and steam it for an hour; before
soakin{the apricots wash them; dothis
as quickly as possible; then the water
you pour over may be kept, as much of
the sweetness and flavor will be soaked
out.—Boston Transcript..
—D. Z. Evans, the well-known hen
fancier, discourses in the American Ag
riculturist in this wise: “During many
iears’ experience with poultry of all
inds, we have found the white leg
horns to stand at the head of the list of
layers, and not only do they produce an
immense number of eggs each year
when well fed, boused properly and
cared for as all fine stock should be, but
they are hardy and produce lively and
vigorous chicks.”
. Turnip tlea—Worms.
The turnip fly, which everywhere
visits and feeds upon the first leaves of
!he youung turnip, is a small, black,
]umpmfi “beetle, and is often called the
turnip flea, and sometimes Black Jack.
The beetle feeds only on the young
leaves, and not on the rough ones. If
a turnip crop can be carried through
the first week after it is out of the
ground, or until it is in the rough, it is
safe from much further harm from the
insect. The best means, therefore, of
guarding against injury by the beetle is
to have the soil rich and in the best con
dition to })ush the plants along strong
and rapidly from the first. In our own
practice we have found that dusting the
plants as soon as they make their ap
pearance with fine air-slaked lime,
wood ashes, or with plaster (gypsum),.
has the effect to protect the leaves to a
great oxtent, while it in no way injures |
or checks their growth. These reme
dies are very generally recognized and
applied. It is truethat the insects are
mot wholly deterred from their attacks
by the application of these substances,
and, if the stand is a poor one, it may
be destroyed in spite of all efforts tol
save it. A thick seeding is desirable,
and then, if the plants come well and
the powder is applied as soon as they
are out of the ground, and repeated as
often ass necessary to keep the leaves
covered, a sufficient number for a good
crop can usually be brought to perfec
tion. As often as rains wash the pow
der off the plant it must be redusted,
and kept covered until in the rough
leaf. {t is best to apply the dust in the
morning when the plants are moist
with dew, or otherwise to have one per
son go forward and sprinkle them,
while another follows scattering the
Worms at the roots of house plants
can be destroyed by the use of lime
water. Take a lump of lime, six or
eight pounds, and slake it in a pail of
water, and when it has settled pour ofl
the clear liquor and immerse the pot
in it, letting it stand fifteen or twenty
minutes; and then take it out and allow
it to drain. By this means earth-worms
will be destroyed, or they will come to
the surface and can then be removed.
The small white worms that are some
times found in pots of plants may be
destroyed by the };hosphorus on com
mon matches. ‘ake three or four
matches and stick them into the soil of
the pot, phosphorus end ‘into the soil,
and also insert two or three into the
soil at the bottom by thrusting them
upward through the drainage hole.—
Vick's Magazine.
Why a State Can Not be Sued. *
Perhaps it might not be uninteresting
to summarize the reasons why a sover
eign State can not be sued, even by its
own consent: ;
1. “Law is a rule of action prescribed
by a superior.” The sovereign has no
2. The King can do no wrong, be
cause he is above the law, being its
source, and there can be no wrong but
by its violation.
3. The writ runs in the name of the
Sovereign, and is supported by his pow
er. It would be absurd for the Sover
eign to call himself into court to an
swer for violation of his own law under
penal’}y prescribed by himself.
4. There is no power to enforce judg
ment. The State compels the individual
to obey the jud{zment of its courts; it
can not compel itself. ~ The g’:dgmcnt
of the court is the will of the Sovereign,
and consequently can not be made use
of to coerce the Sovereign.—The Con
tinent. s
An Extraordinary Eye.
There was an occurrence in Northern
Liberties yesterday which beyond doubt
has no parallel in any known bistory.
While .)P()hn Daniel, or Hughes, a negro,
better known as ‘‘Pop-Eyed-John,™ was
walkir(xig along the street, his right eye
{)ogpe out and fell down on his cheek.
t hung there for several minutes, and
John was frightened out of his wits for
fear he had lost his eye. He laid upon
the ground and gave vent to. his grief
in loud groans, and whilé he was strug
gling around the eye quieth resumed
its position in the socket, and to John’s
great surprise and happiness he could
see from it as well as ever. The gen
tleman who reported the occurrence to
us says that it was witnessed by seven
ty-five or eighty people'—golumbw
[Y Ga:) Enquirer-
Progress of the Temperance Cause in
The London Standard has some inter
esting statistics in regard to the progress
‘of Temperance principles and practice
in England, and the consequent diminu
tion o% the evil effects of mto.\lc*mllzgl
dréiks. lln 1877 Dr. Gilbert calculate
that fifty-four per cent. of the cases of
insanity in the United Kingdom arose
from 3rink: for this total therc mz:iy
now be substituted thirty-two. Accord
ng to Mr. Nelson's well-known tables,
hsiitual intemperance produces. 48 3
rule, death in women after fourteen
years, and in men after between fifteen
and eighteen years. Among the lower
orders beer is estimated by the Same
authority as killing in twenty-{WO Vears,
and spirits in seventeen. While the
deaths of which drunkenness could be
directly assigned as the cause 10s¢ from
twenty-nine per million in 1870 to forty
five per million in 1876, it is computed
that in 1881 they had sunk to thifly per
million. But ‘the idea conveyed by
mere numbers is wholly inadequate to
express the realities to which they cor
respond. The change indicated Dy
them in the social habits of the popula
tion is enormous. Seme of these ‘Wwere
'mentioned by Mr. Caine in his address
to the Central Temperance Association,
Thus, to take a single instance, com
mercial travelers vfi:%%yflefll
years ago, were calléd upon ay
at hotels for a bottle of wine whether
they drank it or not—being charged
in consideration of this usage only a
shilling for their dinner—are charged
now three shillings for that meal, but
are not expected to order anything ‘‘for
the good of the house.” Mr. Caine also
narrated a- personal experience, from
which it may be hoped that the practice
of “wetting a bargain’” is gradlu@'\)all
ing into disuetude. Itis to be leared
that in most great commercial cities,
furnished as they are with their wine
“shades’’ and subterranean drinking
saloons, there is still a good deal too
much tippling at odd hours. But, on
the whole, no one can shut his eyes to
the fact that there exists a strox:f and
growing public opinion against drunk
enness, even among those who_are less
rigidly abstemious than might be desir
able. For the first time in the history
of England, intoxication, irrespective of
the social level on which it may be seen,
carries with it a lasting stigma. The
whole tendency of the day is opposed to
excessive driniing. The Temperance
movement is, as Mr. Caine pointed out,
not only making a great number of tee
totalers, but influencing those who are
not abstainers ;{(rea.tly to decreage the
amount they take. At the grest ma
jority of dinner parties the quantity of
wine taken after the ladies have left the
room is very small; and if Thackeray.
were to rewrite Chapter X. in his “Book
of Snobs,”’ he wouldl represent Captain
Rag and Ensign Famish as ordering a
“lemon S(]uafix” in the smhll hours,
rather than a sixth glass of whisky
punch.—N. Y. Observer.
A Grand Jury’s Report.
The Grand Jury of St. Louis, after
careful examination into the workings
of the dram-shops of that city, report
in substance as follows: We have taken
a large amount of testimony in regard
to the relations of these institiitions,
both to the expenditure and revgnue of
the city. The witnesses were thoje who
would give us the most indisfntable
facts and intelligent opinions, uali
ned by gwjudic,fi It was sho lfi!
contestible proofs’’ that at le v
per cent. of the crime and paupnfiSm of
said city comes directly from the saloons;
that in ‘same cases the line of sepi¥ations
between the proprietors of thx{estab
lishments and the desperate chgracters
who infest them is so faint as to be ai
most unrecognized; that to them as to
their most congenial haunts come the
drones and leeches of soviety; that in
many of them the hoodlum gangs con
coct schemes by which idle youths, not
yet criminals, are initiated into the ways
of vice; that from some of the worst
sally forth, on their marauding mission,
the bymmers and burglars who return
in the small hours of the night with
their booty to the still open saloon,
where they find a certain welcome, and
no inconsiderable measure of protec
tion. .
1. The cost of policing the lower
grades of these dens is manifold greater
than the revenue derived from their im
mensely preponderating contribution to
the dire catalogue of crime and misery
with which the social compact of St.
Louis is burdened and afllicted.
2. The members of the Grand Jury
would be unfaithful to their deliberate
judgment, to their oaths, and with their
present light, to their duty as citizens,
if they dig not at this time-declare un
biased conviction that in ihis city there
is to-day no subject which so imme
diately and imperatively demands the
earnest consideration of the tax-paying
community as the case: The People vs,
the Liquor Traffie.”
‘ A Public Curse.
The money passing into the hands of
liquor-sellers in the great majority of
cases does not benefit the public.
Instead of giving money to endow -
schools, aid charitable institutions, build
churches and support the Gospel, they
squander their il{)-gottcn gainsin “‘sport
ing;” you will find them at horse races,
buying pools and betting on results.
Step into faro-banks and poker rooms,
you will find the rum-selfipng fraternity
well represented. In every phase of
dissolute living you W\nmk‘
ing. Their money goes to' build up
every class and style of dissipation. Let
any thinking man understand and know
when he favors the traffic in agy way he
gives stren%th and lfiyower to each and
every sin which shall come as the ont
growth of the traffic. Therefore the
money put into the hands of the rum
selleris a public curse, is a public injury,
not a public good. — Ezchenge.
PR, W g
THEY WERE PAsSING 4 dry-goods
store, when one of the party stopped
them and said: “Let's go in and ‘take
something.’”’ “Why, that's a dry
goods store,” said one of the Iparty
=‘Well, what of it? Comein.”’ Inthey
marched, and arranging themselves be
fore the counter, fixe gentleman who
had invited them propounded the ques
tion: “What will you take?” One of
the party took a hox of collars, another
took a clean shirt. When the bill had
been settled, and they had walked out,
t.he{ looked at each other rather sheep
ishly, and began to see for the first
time the foolishness of the ‘‘treating”
business. — Middletown Press.
THE DRINK-DEN accomplishes won
derful transformations in society. It
takes a boy of beauty and promise,
teaches him to carouse with gay asso
ciates, and makes him a bloated, loath
some, worthless man. Ittakes a young
girl, loved and lovable, and manufacts
ures her into a miserable, bloated
woman, at whom passers-by point with
fingers of scorn.
THE winds were whisperin
g low, and the
;onunol stars had set their watches, if they
T&“ any to set, up in the skies, as Mrs.
omly leaned from her chamber window
:nd asked in a low and trembling voice:
Is that you, Henry Now, it is a
culilrlll? of Mr. Tomly that when ungg
the influence he has at difficulty in
finding his home. He T:s once been ar
;gstod as a burglar, and several times [
icked eut, so when he heard the female |
roie u{: *ls that you, Henry ¥he said:
F ore 1 ansher that question I'd like ter
know if that’s you, Sharah,” holding on to
the front fiate and leering up at Sarah’s |
chamber window. * Why, certainly, Hen- |
Ty, it is me.” ¢]g this tze corner of Aus
tin avenue and B street?’ ¢ Why, of
course it is, Henry.” * Then,” said {len
"Zu indignantly, as he swayed up against
the fence, “of coursh it’s me.” \Q’hat yer
ask fool ?_‘uestions for? Don’t you know
your own usband?”——PhiladelpZt‘a Press.
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Said Ibll))on't Believe 1t!
ald a crabby dyspeptic to a friend who
llljad lgust told him tiqt lgr Guysott’s Yellow
ock and Sarsaparilla was a permanent
cure for dyspepsia—*‘ I don’t belie¢ve it,”
and the crabby dyspeptic continues to en-
Joy the horrible comfort that his.dyspepsia
gives him. Dr. Guysott’s remedy is a per
manent cure for dyspepsia. It strengthens
the digestive orgar® most wonderfully.
CARMINE-TINTED foreheads and chins are
the latest craze among the New York
belles. To this complexion have we come
at last.—San Francisco Post.
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Youthful Follies >
and pernicious {)ractices are frujtful causes
of nervous debility, impaired memory, de
spondency, lack of self-confidence and will
power and kindred evidences of weakness
and lost manly powers. Send three letter
postage stamps for large illustrated treat
ise sugfisnng unfailing means of complete
SOCIATION, Buffalo, N. Y.
MR. HENRY CAKE was arrested the other
night for hammering his wife with a club.
Sort of batter-cake, as it were.—San Fran
cisco Post.
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CATARRH and Hay Fever. For twenty
Kears I was a sufferer from Catarrh of the
ead and throat in a very aggravated form,
and during the summer months with Hay
Fever. I |rocured a bottle of Ely’s Cream
Balm and after a few applications received
decided benefit—was cured before the bot
tle was used. Have had no return of the
cong)]amt. Charlotte Parker, Waverly,
N.Y. BSee advertisement. Price 50 eents.
- THE best time to eat a E‘rreen apple is aft
er'it has become ripe. e give this in
formation on good authority.—Lowell C'it-.
“In a Decline.’”
Dr. R. V. PiErcE: Dear Sir—Last fall
my daughter was in a decline and every
body thought she was going into the con
sumption. I got her a bottle of your
“Favorite Prescription,” and it cured her.
Of all druggists. Mrs. Mary HinsoON,
Montrose, Kan.
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PEOPLE should inform themselves about
the tariff. It is every man’s duty.—N. O.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—Dr. J. C. Riddler
says: “Persons who use Brown’s Iron Bit
ters always speak well of it. It is a good
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_THERE is so much sand in .the strawber
ries that are brought to market now that
they seem quite fit for the desert.—Boston
Commerical Bulletin.
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Henry’s Carbolic Salve.
It is the Best SBalve for Cuts,Bruises,Sores,
Ulcers,Salt Rheum, Tetter, Chapped Hands,
Chilblains, Corns and all kimfs of Skin
Eruptions, Freckles and Pimples.
—_—— e
A MAN confessed that he married his
wife because she was a good carver. That’s
the kind of a help-meat every man wants.
—Chicago Tribune.
OTTUMWA, lA.—Dr. J. N. Armstrongsays:
“] have used Brown’s Iron Bitters in my
family and recommend its use to others.”
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AN exchange remarks that Mrs. Canoe,
of Cherrytown, is the mother of nineteen
‘qgjldren. What a t{me she must haye pad-
S E T can iy ——
WEAK iungs'. Wm&mfi“
tion and kindred affections, cured without
physician. Address for treatise, with two
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WHY is an old eoat like iron? Because it
is a specimen of hard-ware.
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For tremulousness, wakefulness, dizzi
ness, and lack of .energy, a most valuable
remedy is Brown’s Iron Bitters. |
Don’t Die in the House. *“Rough on Rats,”
clears out rats,mice, flies,roaches,bed-bugs. 15¢.
THERE seems to be no call for an exhibi
tion of grief at a circus. Yet the audience
is always in tiers.
Usk Redding's Russia Salve in the house and
use Redding’s Russia Salve in the stable. Try it.
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BrEACHES of promise—Those your tailor
didn’t bring home.— Chicago Herald. :
_‘4————~———’__ :St
Flies, roaches, ants, bed-bugs, rats, mice,
crows, cleared out by ‘“Rough on Rats.”’ls¢.
Glenn's Sulphur Soap :
Removes pimples from the face of humani
ty. Hill’s Hair and Whisker Dye, 50¢.
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ONE pair of boots or shoes saved every year by
using Lyon's Patent Metallic Heel Stiffeners.
Wells’ “Rough on Corns.” 15c. Ask for ity
Complete, permanent cure. Corns, bunions.
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TrE hired girl with the dust-rag is the
chair-rub of the family.— ZThe Drummer.
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Ir afflicted with Sore Eyes, use Dr. Isaac
Thompson's Eye Water. Druggists sell it. Zs¢-
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Skinny Men. * Wells’ Healtl: Renewer”
restores health and vigor, cures Dyspepsia.
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ALL recommend Wise’s Axle Grease,
o _—————————
Ir your horses have sore ShO\lld.Orsv
' scratches, cuts er open sores of auy kind,
" use Stewart’s Healirg Powder.
NEW YORK, June 19, 1883, :
CAm,E—Ex5»0rt5...........A5590 @% 6 50
COTTON—Middling......c....ee .. @ 10'4
FLOUR—Good to Choice...... 460 @ 700
WHEAT—No. 2 Red...c0...... 1204@ 120 X
50.30 ed.. 7 ....... 1. @ 115
GOl e . e A 65
OATS—Western Mixed........ 2 @ 46
PORK—New Me 55............. 187 @ 18 %0
COTTON—Middling...........c ... @ 0%
BEEVES—EXports.......c.c.... 59 @ 615
Fair to G00d....... 550 @ 575
Texas Steers....... 37 @ 525
glOGS—Commonto Select.... 625 % 6 50
HEEP—Fair to Choice...... 3850 400
FLOUR—XXX to Choice...... 410 5 58
WHEAT—No. 2 Winter........ 115 118
no.B - i 1 1043
CORN—No. 2 Mixed........... 48 @ 9
OATS—NO. 2.....c0c000000acn0e 3 @ 3814
RYE- N i .oxcsßersoonsi - B @ 61
;TOBACCO—-L%&.....‘....... 32 @ 600
| Medium Leaf..... 700 @ 1100
' HAY—Choice Tim0thy........ 14 00 @ 15 00
BUTTER—Choice Dairy....... 4 @ .16
BROOM-CORN—Prime........ 3 @ 4
PORK—New Me 55............. 1800 @ 182
BACON—Clear Rib............ 10 @ 10
LARD—Prime 5team.......... 9 @ 9%
WOOL—Tub-washed, medium. 30 @ 35
Unwashed..... .. .... nT @ 24
CATTLE—Exports............. 58 @ 600
HOGSB—Good to ch0ice........ 600 @ 640
SHEEP—Good to choice...... 400 @ 48
FL0UR—Winter............... 40 @ 62
S%dng 350 @ 500
WHEAT-—No. ? wng 1 05%@ 1 06%
N 0.2 i RS 2
QNG e D @ b 4
OATS-NO. 8....cce vecivacnces 3T @ o 8
PORK—New Me 55............. 113 17 60
CATTLE—Native Steers...... 466 @ 535
Native C0W5........ 326 % 4 40
HOGS—Salesat.......ccceenees 6 10 625 |
WHEAT—NO. 2...cccoceooeeeee. % @ 9614
NoW. lisiiciicinn W % 924
CORN—No. 2 mixed......coocoe 42 43
OATS—NO.2........coenueeezane a 2 8 B
FLOUR—High Grade 5......... 525 g 58
CORR—WHhite.....cconeerannnene 82 63
OATS—WeStern. ..ccocvceussnse 47 48
HAY—ChoiCe....cccvereaananns 18 50 17 00
PORK—MESB. .....cocnnrenenans 18 00 18 50
BACON=Clear Rib........... 10 10%
mmsulqahnt.... veee @ 10
TaE individual who stood readg to qay
his one cent at midnight on the Brooklyn
bridge was the first man tolled to go across.
—Brooklyn Eagle. :
Sale of a Famous Trotting Stallion.
The telegraphic announcement made a
few days agothatthe famous trotting stalle
ion, Black Cloud, whose brilliant perform
ance upon the turf last season won the as
tonishment and admiration of horsemen,
had been sold by the estate of the late An
drew Cutter, of Parma, Mich., to M. V.
Wagner, Esq., Mayor of Marshall, Mich.,
has proven to be correct. Black Cloud is
a marvel of beauty, and is perhaps one of
the handsomest horses in a race that ever
trotted upon the American turf, having a
record of 2:17%. He is large, finely pro
gortioned, and * as black as %}lack can be.”
is hair is as fine as silk, and as soft as
velvet, his mane and tail are long and
heavy, the latter almo%t touching the
ground. The noble animal passes into ex
cellent hands. The purchaser, Mayor M.
V. Wagner, is not only an admirer and lov
er of good- horses, but is also a first-class
business man, of energy and enterprise,
He is a large manufacturer, and is the busi
ness manager of the Voltaic Belt Co., of
Marshall, Mich., whose - appliances have
been so persistently and skillfully adver
tised. Black Cloud has been placed in the
hands of a noted Chicago driver, who will
campaign him this season.
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Stinging, irritation, all Kidney and Blad
der Complaints,cured by *‘Buchu-Paiba.” §l.
i R B T A
How great fortunes have been made. His
toxz' of inventions; valuable to all who read |
and think. Orderit l)_\"Pnstal card. N. W, |
Fitzgerald, Solicitor, Washingtbn, D. C.
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Wise’s Axle Grease never gums.
N O 0 L3IO 787 R W T T S L TG Sl
Mgz. G. F. BowLEs, of No. 2{ Common Street, Lynn,
Mass., says:
#'* While in the army, at the battle of Spottsylvanta,
Ijfell while getting over a rail-fence and was badly in
jured and left for dead, but after a thine I was picked
up by comrades; and upon examination it was found
that my back was badly hurt and my kidneys seriously
injured, and I have suffered the most excruclating pain
since, and could obtain no rclicf aithough treated by
several physicians, and I had given up all hope of get- ;
ting help when I was recommended to use Hunt's ;
Remedy. I purchased several bottles at one of our |
drug stores in Lynn, and began to use it as dirccted, ‘
and can now attend to business and am free from the |
pains I formerly had: and I wish to say to my fricnds
and comrades that ITunt’'s Remedy will do all that is ‘
claimed for it, andis worthy of all praise. You can uge
my testimony when you have occasion to, as I most
heartily recommend it to all that have kidney or lver |
April 26, 1583, -
1 desire to inform you what your valuable medicine |
fiadune for me. I wasinduced to try it by a mem
ber of our family, ‘*who had been benefited by its t
use.” I have suffered terribly from kidney difficulties. |
At times I have been very bad, having severe pains in |
my back, with general loss of strength and vitallty. }
My urine was very bad, with a heavy sediment of |
brick-dust, which was fast leading to gravel. I com
menced using Hunt’s Remedy, with a marked im- I
provement from the start; the pains left, the urine be
came more natural, and I cantruly say one bottlees- x
fected a permanent cure. *
I have recommended it ¢0 many persons both here
and in Boston, all of whom speak of it with the highest
You are at Hberty to usc this letter-or my name in
any manner you may think bhest, that other sufferers
may learnthe value of the greatest of all remedies.
Most truly vours, JOHN F. COX,
62 Pleasant Strect.
MaLDEN, Mass., April 23, 1883. '
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2 Epilepayor Fits! X r
3000 Cues BB or Bie i, Erecopag
Morphine Habit Cared in 10
o Pl UM to 20 days. No pay tili Cured.
DRr. J. STEraENS, Lebanon, Ohio.
A WEEKin vourown town. Termsand |
$66 $5 outtitfree. Audr's H.Hallet: & Co., Portlahd, Me |
Send 82 to A. W. Hamilton & Co., Ann Arhor, |
Mich., for Dr. Chase’s Family Physician; sells fast,
Agents Wanted. Watson's luterest Tables, $3.50, |
°P|UM and WHISKY lABITS cured
at home without pain. B ok of par
ticu.ars sent free. B.M. WooLLEY, M. D. Atlanta, Ga,
2 A WEEK. sl2a day at home easily made
57 outfit free. Address True & Co. Augusta, Me
make money selling® our Famliy Medi J
AG ; sgnca; 1o caplt,l required. i 11
' IVE@IT o will i AR Wilihrion
Circuls free. VALENTINE BROS., Janesville, Wis.
HAIR B o v
E. BURNHAM, 771 State Street. Chicago. .
SR = et e e
ENT the best and wastest-
A?Hlfng r;'icm%fi;fifi?afifirmfih-.. Prices reduces
83 per cent. NATIONAL PußLisHiNe Co., Bt. Louis, Mo.
H‘[NG‘ Sells at sight: no competl
tion. Dealers and Canvassers
NEW T « Wanted. Ask for circular
and price-list. PENTZ REIN HOLDER CO., lel.«-u.().
BRYANT &sTRATTONS Business and
1 s Telegraph Cnll::zil
Loui 0. 700 students yearly. Graduates successiu
lsx:'gle?n\i',l\sg' Zimploymem. SEND FOR CIRCULAR
AGENTS: It will pay
| every Book
WANTED. ‘ Canvasser
e ohae BOOKS and Bibies
of every deseription—first class and fast selling—and w.
are now offering extraordinary inducements to th 2
right parties. g‘ull particulars sent free. . ¢
DOUGLASS BROS, & PAYNE, Cincinnati Olno.u
will, when applied by
the finger into the nos
trils, be absorbed, effee
tually cleansing the na
sal rassngo-s of catarrh
alvirus, causing healthy
scretions. Itallaysin
membranal linings of
the head from addition
al colds: completely
heals the sores and re
gtores the senseof taste
and smell. Beneficial
results are realized by
a few appications,
A thorough treatment
will cure. Unvqlnnh-d
for cold in the head.
Agrecable to use. Send
for circular. 50 ¢ents a
packagesby mall or at
0., Owego, N. Y,
And will completely change the blood in the entire system in three months. Any person who will take ONE PILL
EACH NIGHT FROM ONE TO TWELVE WEEKS, may be restored to sound health, if such a thing be possible.
For curing Female Complaints these Pills have no oqual. Physicians use them in their practice. Sold everywhere, or
gent by mail for 25 cents in stamps. Send for pamphlet. |, S, JOHNSON & CO-I Bostonl Mass.,
There exists a means of se
curin;l; a soft and brilliant
Complexion, no matter how
Yloor it may naturally be.
agan’s Mztfnolia Balm is a
delicate and harmless arti
cle, which instanthy removes
Freckles, Tan, Redness,
Roug‘hness, Eruptions, Yul
gar lushings, ete., ete. So
elicate and natural are its
effects that its use is not
su;pected by anybody.
0 lady has the rifght to
present a disfizured face in
society when the Magnolia
Balm is sold by all druggists
for 79 cents.,
Loss and Galn.
T ik Sitious fever s ™
¢ My doctor pronounced me cured, bnt I
got sick again, with terrible pains in my
back and sides, and I got so bad I
Could not move!
Ishrunk! ;
From 228 Ibs. to 120! I had been doctor
ing for my liver, but it did me no good. " 1
did not expeet to live more than three
months. I began to use Hop Bitters.
Directly my appetite returned, my pains
left me, my entire system seemed renewed
as if by magie, and after using several bot
tles I am not only as sound as a sovereign
but weigh more than I did before. To Hop
Bitters I owe my life.”
Dublin, June 6, 'Bl. R. FITZPATRICK.
Malden, Masa., Feb., 1, 1580, Gentlemen—
-Isuffercd with attacks of sick headache.™
Neuraigia, female trouble, for years in
the most terrible and excruciating mau
ner. .
No medicine or doctor could give me re
lief or cure until I used Hop Bitters.
* The first bottle
Nearly cured me;” i
The second made me as well and strong
as when a child.
¢ And I kave been so to this day.”
My husband was an invalid for twenty
years with a serious
“ Kidney, liver and urinary complaint,
_“ Pronounced by DBoston’s best phy
¢ Incurable!”
Seven bottleg of your bitters cured him
and I know Uf%
“ Lives of eig rsons”™ .
In my neighborhood that have been
saved by your bitters.
And many more are using them with
great benefit. 1
‘“ They almost i
Do miracles?” —Mrs. E. D. Slack.
How 1o GET Slick.—Expose yourself
day and night; eat too much without ex
ereise; work too hard without rest; doctor
all the time; take all the vile mostrums ad
vertised, and tsen you will want to know
how to get we™, which is answered in
three words—Take Hop Bitters!
OR. !
Cures Consumption, Colds, Pneumonia, Influenza,
Bronchial Difficulties, Bronchitis, Hoarseness,
Asthma, Croup, Whooping Cough, and all Diseases ol
the Breathing Organs. ltsoothes and heals the Mem
brane of the Lungs, inflamed and poisoned by the
discase, and prevents the night sweats and tight
ness across the chest which accompany it. CON
SUMPTION is not an incurable malady. HALL'S BAL
SAM will cure you, even thouah nrofessional aid fails.
Hostetter's Stom
ack Bitters meets the
‘cquirements ot the
CELEBRATED caticnal medical phi-
N iwsophy which at
prsent prevails, It
1S a 4 perrectly pure
vegetable remedy,
embracing the three
mmportant properties
of a preventive, a
‘tonic and an altcra
‘tive It fortifies the
body against disease,
n.\'ifumws and re
vitalizes the torpid
stumxxh and liver,
and e mi'ts nlsnlmtiry
change in the entire
STOMACH system. : -
For sale b all
/ v Druggists and '] >
ers generally. “
. .
WWI wfillfi with the Famous
Is Very Pro_fiiable!
$25 to $4O
Often Made!
Machines Made to Run by Horse,
Hand or Steam FPower.
Send for Catalogue. Address
The Old, Well Tried, Wonderful
Health Renewing Remedies.
’ For the Liver,
STRUNG S SANATIVE P".Ls A speedy-cure for
liver complaint, regulating the bowels, purifying the
blood, cleansing from malarial taint. A perfect cure
for sick he;dncfin‘. constipation and dyspepsia.
Y Ensure healthy ap-
STHONG s PEGTUHAL P"-Ls petite, good diges
tion, regularity of the howels. A sure remedy for colds
and rhenmatism. A %reflou- boon to delicate
females,soothingand bracing the neryoussystem, and
iving vigor and health to every fibre of the body. Sold
gy Druggists. For Almanaes and full particulars, ad
dress C. . HU LL & CO.. Box 603" New Xork
$lOOO REWARD o 000"
For any machine hullinge anec eleanleoe At for e :.':A.
PECK i SHM a Joke in every pum-Fu N
i E-K;:. and a laugh in every bl
ine. Contains
the escapades of PE s BAD Bov ® Hls PA‘
and all the master-pieces of the greatest humorist of the day.
A Litrn? Marvel. 100 illustrations. Price, by mail, $2.75,
ac fi NTSWANTED, Termsand Llu';')uhleluuutr:trd
reulnr free, or to save timr‘ send 50 cents for_outfit and
secure choice ofterritory. B. 8. PEALE & CO., Bt. Louis, Mo.
- -
the best Family Knit
ting Machine ever invented. Wil knit a pair of
stockings with HHEEL and TOE complete i iwen
tv minutes, K will also knit a great variety of fancy
work for which there is always a ready market. Send
for circular and termgto the Twombly Knitting
Machine Co., lflfi'rr:nunt Street, Boston, Mass.
}\er day at home. Samyples worth 88
n roe. Address STINSON & Co., Portiand, Me,
Horse Powers Clover Hullers
(Suited to all sections.) Write for ¥ RER Illus. Pamphles
and Prices to The Aultman & Taylor Co., Mansfield, (ghlo.
And Returu to us,
uT T“l with TEN Cents,
and you'll receive
by mall, a Golden Box of Goods, thas will bring you in more
meney in One Month than anything elre in America. Abso.
lute Certainty. M. Young, 133 Geeenwich Bt., New York,
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can secure
Lady Agentsorarisme:
and good sa ar{ selling Queen City
Skirt and Stocking l.xpoflen. ete.
Sample outfit Free. Address @Queem
City Suspender Co. Cincinnati,o
~ne T 137, Lls The only sure
COR IVA - a{xg bpalnle‘n
: Morphine CURE. Man'f'd by Erw
gagti‘:n.lk&i'z;l)gu:f Winona, Miss. §# For sale )z :fl
druggists. Send for Circulars & Certificates of CURES.
Cuffarine Humanity, Foot Powder, slper
Suffering Humanity. package. Crech Feg.cfr
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