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The painter who would drop hi brash
Baoaaee he eoold not ssiae the blush
Of heaven when birdt do dreamily stir -And
the tnt warm ion torches her, .
Would not be worthy of bi name.
Bo mb not eoev Uo moraine Same,
But with bit beat of erti.t wit
Lovingly strives W render it.
And heaven. In an ideal aenM.
for him and ui makei recompense.
The poet who ihoald break hit lyre
Beoauae he eould not make the wire
Bobo the mu.io of the apherei
In perfect time to mortal eara,
franalate all utterance of the gods
In the rude phrase of morUl olodi,
Flint from its delicate frame of cold
The thunder, awlul aa it rolled
No hard were he I He sings hia beat,
Celectial law provides the reat.
The mil who will not gird hia loins
For that wbich truth or love enjoins,
Because be knowa hia work whon wrought
Will fall balow his hope and thought,
la bo true workman, Let him do
The thing hia conscience points him to,
And he shall And theseed he east
Spring up, when many dayi are past.
While every honest deed will bring
A training for that nobler thing
For which archangel duly wait.
Keeping oocision'a golden gates
For anon aa watchfully pursue
Her long, laborioua avenue
Many ahe calla, but ehocseth few
To erown at last w here erowni are due.
Stie York Hail aad Erprtn
" Anywhere else she would hava been
ailed Mead, bat Smoke ton people
were too bosy making money to pay
any attention to diphthongs, bo by
them the was limply ca'led aMod."
Mod's anrname waa Bangs, the
vowel of wbich was unduly prolonged
by the Smoketonions, as her dipthoog
waa unjustly shortened. There wis
nothing visibly heroic about Mod. She
was the eldest daughter of a Smoke
toa operative, teaching in one of the
cVmoketon public schools, the was
small and slender, awkward in perron
and movements, wi'h a protruding
forehead, lifeless looking sandy hair,
and email, dull, unexpreesive eyes.
Stephen Dare was not a bad fellow,
especially in his own opinion. lie
was a handfome young giant, with a
frank, merry face, usually obscured by
a cloud of soot ; for Stephen, though
only 25 years old, was a "boas" at
Brown's mill, the large t nail mill in
Smoketon. He was well off, too
very wealthy for a place whose xichist
men only couLted by tens of thous
ands; so it wal not wonderful, pel
naps that he wai much petted and
spoiled hv the Smoketon lassee.
The Eleventh Ward schoolhonse
was on Stephen's direct way home
ircm work, and, as Mod always re
mained there until 6 o'clock to study,
Stephen had got in the habit of calling
for her; and thence, one September
afternoon, tbey were walking home
together, when they fiist met Myra
"By jinks! aint she a daisy!" x
laimed Stephen, recovering his breach
and bis Smoketown vernacular when
the vision was gjne. "She is awfully
swell, but I bet you've got as much
money every time. ,Look here. Mod,
don't tell anybody, but I wouldn't
mind marryiog that girl!"
' "Whether ene'd have you or not, I
Have me? She'd be lucky to get
me poor as a church mouse. She'd
jump at me, I know!" -
Stephen waa more in earnest than
Mod supposed.
It was not a difficult mttter to ob
tain in introduction to Miss Tracy,
and when he asked permission to call
the girl had not, as she said afterward,
sufficient pretence of mind to refuse.
Myra, indeed, was profoundly amused
at kercelf, and scarcely less so than
Stephen. The handsome, ilLteiate
young giant was a new type to the
high bred, "cultured" Philadelphian;
and, though she considered flirting a
very unladylike proceeding, ber-ea-Ihstic
interest was sufficiently visible
to afford S:ephea all the encourage
ment he needed. When Stephen, at
last, avked Myra to be his wifa, and
was rejected with a haughty surprise
which she could not quite conceal, it
was Mod who was the hast astonished.
Stephen believed he understood the
whole matUr perfectly, for it was, in
fact, the presence of Champ Preston
in Smoketon which had huiried him
an to a declaration.
. "A long, buy, tow headed fool," was
his terse description of the all con
quering Champ, whose soft voice,
handsome face, languid elegance of
manner, not to speak oi nis attrac
tions in the way of stock, bonds and
landed property, had for several sea
sons made him the lion of Eastern
society. He had been abroad at the
lime of Mr. Tracy's death.
Immediately upon his ieturn he fol
lowed Myra to Smoketon, where, he
coolly informed her, it was his inten
tion to bivouao with the aborigines
until she was ready to be married and
return with him to civilization.
Myra readily allowed berselCto be
persuaded. Smoketon was more dis
tateful to her than ever since Stephen
had taken his dismissal in such vehe
mently bad part.
The waddiag day arrived at last a
waim, February moraine:, pouring
with rain. Iodeed, it had rained for
two days over all the surrounding
oountry. The river was unnsually
higb, and the Smoketon Trumpet had
already warned its readers to expect a
Mod had reason 1o fear that Stephen
intended to do some if jury to his suc
cessful rival. She knew he had bought
a revolver, and she saw him going to
the railway station on the morning of
tbe wedding as if to lie in wait for the
bridal party. She followed him and
found him there.
"Stephen," she said, holding his
eyes with hers, "they will not leave
today. The liver is rising ; all Smoke
ton is under water and the people are
drowning. Come with me and save
them, Come, Btepbep," the added,
solemnly, as he hesitated, gazing in
surprise at her transformed counte
nance, "prove yourself a man worth
loving. Let that be your revenge."
"Blamed if I don't' said Stephen
He walked forward a step, drew bis
hand from his breast, and with a whirl
of his wrist sent something bright,
gleaming and sparkling into the fast
approaching water. Then, taking Mod
by the arm, he hurried ber away to
her home, where he put her within
the door, saying, briefly:
."Now you're safe, Mod; stay there,"
and then he hastened on."
Stephen Dare was the beat oarsman
InSmikstown, but he found himself
surpassed that day, not only in skill,
but in ceol, ready daring, for Champ
Preston had been the crack oar of Lis
aoliege, and had pulled stroke in many
a race, and now, with his bride's kisses
warm on his lips, he felt strong with
th strength often.
Apart at times, at other times to
gether, the rivals toiled, bringing
many a boat load of hall drowned
wretches to safety and such comfort
as was obtainable, while the rain still
fell and the watsr rose steadily higher.
As the darkness increased it grew
more difficult to avoid the logs, beams
and wrecks of all descriptions which
the terrible river swept downward
with resistless force.
One of these crashed at last into
Champ Preston's beat and crashed in
its side as though it had been an egg
shell. In half a moment it had filled
and sunk, and the towers were strog-
Elins in the black, raging current,
tephen's boat was close at nandl and
rushed at once to the rescue. .
Mvra and Mod in the meantime had
not been idle. There was much to be
done for those taken out ol tbe water,
and, as the two worked together, tbey
learned, if not to like, at least to re
spect each other. Every room In Mrs
Tracy's houre had been thrown open
to the tuffereis: mattresses, beds,
hastily improvised couches cf all de
scriptions, covered the floors, and
there did not seem t) be room for
even one more, when suddenly
Stephen stood before them, saying
"Now, girls, don't either of you fly
eff the handle. There's no charming
young widow in tbe party, for he's
alive and hers."
Myra Preston saw the white, uncon
scious fsce and form which four men
were bringing carefully in, and sprang
toward him with a low cry.
"Did you save him, Steve? Oh,
Steve, did you, really?" cried Mod.
Stephen turned and looked for a
moment into Mod's face, then, open
ing hia arms, drew her to his breast,
where, dripping wet as he was, she
laid her cheek in raptuous content.
"I won't bs left by every girl in
town," said Stephen. "I'll marry yon,
Mod. Tou kept ma from making a
fool of myself this morning, and 111
make you a good husband."
EiJedge Woodrerldce '
Havel Method far Ptw
dottac Bala. ;
J tut now people in New Brunswick
are suffering severely from the long
continued drouth, says the - New
York World. No rain has fallen for
weeks, and the streets are dusty,
while the extreme heat all through
tbe city causes considerable soMarlng.
During all this while ex-Judge
Woodbndge Strong has been tbinking
bueilv with his ever planning, shrewd
and skilful brain. The grat question
in bis brain has been : ''Haw can the
drouths of summer be averted?"
He pondeted over this subject through
long and torrid days, through hot aad
restuss nights, and at last the answer
suggested itself.
His idea, ts put it briefly, is to bring
rain from clounds by concussion. He
claims that if kegs of dynamite or
nitro-glycerine or some other power
ful explosive are hoisted np into the
clouds by aid of balloons and are fired
by electricity tbe explosion will pro
duce rain in proportion to the amount
of the explosive used and tbe force
tf the shock caused thtraby.
"It wouldn't do," he admits, "to
send dynamite np in iron casks, for
the falling fragment might do consid
erable damage. AU that is needed to
bring about a storm is a small and
cheap balloon fastened to a wooden
cask tilled with dynamite. An electric
spark could he communicated along a
wire as soon as the air machine had
reached the desired height, and rain
would follow quickly. Tbe explosicn
would burst toe clouds. The wooden
incitement would be all blown to
splintera that in faUing would do no
damage. v
"Thus storms all over the country
might be regulated, if the government
would take up my idea and establish
rain producing stations all through
the United 6tat9s. By this method
man would control the heavens almost
as well as the ear. h. Cyclones, torna
does and hurricanes as well as drontbs
would all be done away with, Lr the
clouds would not be permitted to re
serve their contents from one section
to another until they had gorged
themselves with water for the pur
pose of flooding rivers elsewhere and
sweeping away entire towns. The
plan, I think, is a feasible one, and I
am going to write out my ideas and
publish them in soma scientific jour
nal. Why don't I experiment myself
before launching out my idea upon
the world? I have neither the time
nor money, but I believe thoroughly
that the thing may be made a suc
A change creeps over nature. A deep flush
Hounta to the maple leaf; the air ia clear.
The grapes are purpling, and a or m. sou
blush . , ,
Spreads o'er aaoh Hewers ai deeked the
waning year I ..... .
Ripe applea bend the trees, while golden rod
By roadside, lane and meadow gaily nod.
Now whistlings of the quail are often heard
From buokwbeat aalda, while oa the oalm
air floata , , ..,'.
The dramming of the partridge. Hot a .bird
Builds now a seat; but night 1 thiiU'dby
note . . ...
From cricket! near, and looniti drowsy
That seems to lay: "September time hea
oome I"
BroMv MaeamM.
Hatch Billy's Little Same.
Philadelphia; Press." Dutch Billy
came up past the little houses in Hun
ters' row and stopped at the back gate
of a Spruce street mansion, "doap fat,
soap fat I" he called, and opened bis
can. The gate into tbe row swnng
back and banged aga'nst the can.
"Himmel," said Dutch Billy to the
red faced cock, "you make me lose
him." ;
"Lose what, ye thafe."
Dutch Billy stock his fingers down
into the ft and pulled out a plain gold
ring. "Mein goncience, dot lady in
dot carriage must have dropped it by
the corner in mein fat," he eaid.
"Likelier ye s'ole it, ' said the cook.
The cook made aa outcry: "Ye
thaie, an' I'll call Dinny McNamara,
who lives in Quince strut, and is on
the f jorce, till ye. Ye'd better naught
be cawt wid that, Billy."
"Zwei dollar," said Billy.
"I'll give yea wan," said the cook.
"Unfa hallef," said Billy.
"Wait till I run in the house," said
the cook.
"Dot vos a pargaln," eaid Billy, ss
he gave up the ring.
The gate slammed, and as the ped
dler turned the corner of Quince street
he went down Into his ragged pocket,
and producing another' article of
"snide" jewelry from bis stock, popped
it into the fat before tak ng np his
route for tbe back gates ot Budd street.
Solved a Lews.
Detroit Free Pre: He stood for a
long time looking into the display
window of a gent' furnishing store,
and by and by he gave himself a sort
of kick and exclaimed: .
"Humph I Jostukemel"
"What is it?" asked a boy who just
came up.
"I'm a falsi"
"For why?"
"For because I've bin wonderin' for
two years how a feller got into one of
these button behind shirts, and Ive
jist disklvered that ha don't have to
tarn around in it to bring the bosom
to the front 1 Bub, you may kick me
a nickel, worth I" -
Wi take pleasure in directing the
attention of medical students to the
advantages offered at the Memph's
Hospital Medical College and advise
correspondence with the Dean for full
Brooklya's Kamsaotk Suspensloi
Compared With Others In Eu
rope aad America.
Brooklvn Eagle: We, in tbe cities
of New York and Brooklyn, bave a
great interest in bridge-, for have we
not the East river bridge joising the
two cities? Brookiynitee are. perhaps,
more justly proud of it and interested
than the inhabitants of the sister city,
for in common parlance is it not gen
erally spoken of as "the Biooklyn
bridge?'' There are many large
bridges in the world, but thebeauti
ful structure over the East river is
without a rival. What is it gives it
this pre eminence ? It is certainly not
its length. In this respect it is far ex
celled by the Victoria bridge at Mon
treal, and als3 by tha unfortunate Tay
bridge at Dundee, in Scotland, whicn
is now being rebuilt The Vic
toria bridge is 10,330 feet long,
or within 180 feet of two miles:
the Tay bridge is, or rather will
be, 10,612 feet, or fifty feet over
two miles; while the Brooklyn bridge,
from entrance to exit, is only 5989
feet. Neither is the hight of the road
way at its center above high water
mark its distinguishing feature. Out
side of its beauty as an engineering
structure, the chief and indeed strik
ing feature of the bridge is the great
length of the central span, 1595 feet 6
inches. This never had been exceeded
before, either in suspension bridges
like tbe Brooklyn bridge or in fixed or
stable bridges like the Britannia bridge
over the Mecai Strait in England.
Tbe longest approaching span in sus
pension bridges is tbe Niagara bridge,
which has a single span cf 820 feet,
and in fixed or stable bridges the
Britannia, which has two spans, the
longest 405 feet each. It is, how
ever, hardly fair to draw a
parallel between suspension and
fixed or stable bridges their character
and formation are so entirely different.
Fixed or stable bridgea ran be made
to sustain a greater lateral pressure
than suspension. Tha chief objection,
indeed, to suspension bridges ts want
of stability, with consequent liability
of oscillation and with weakness in re
sisting wind pre sure. With the fixed
or stable bridge, on the central y, we
have the greatest amount of ttthility
with the least amount of oscillation.
But this plan of pre-eminence in
bridges is likely soon to be taken from
us, and that by tbe bridge over tbe
Forth in Bcotland. The Scottish "folk"
would seem to say in this instance
that tbev were going "to lick creation"
and have the largest bridge on record.
In the Forth bridge this will be at
tained. Itlstohavetwospansof 1710
feet each, which is not far short of be
ing four times as gnat as the spans of
the . Britannia bridge, and 115 feet
more than that of the Brooklyn bridge.
The hhjbt, too, of the roadway at the
center of the bridge at high water will
be 150 feet, while tbat ol our bridge is
only 135 feet The total length ol the
Forth biithte will be 8091 feet. It is a
fixed or stable bridge, and will be ts
solid and steady ts the bridge over the
Menal Strait?, the High bridge in Ed
inburgh. Ihe Waterloo bridge in Lon
don or the High bridge of New York.
We aie all familiar with tbe Brook
lyn bridge and the datails of its con
struction. Tbe realization seems
greater than the reality; for who,
twenty or thirty years ago, would
bave thought of such a structure across
the East river? But am h is the law
of profiretBand advancement In science
and engineering, not to speak of the
help lent by "necessity, the mother of
Of the Forth bridge little in a
general way is yet known or has beon
written. As a good example nf the
progress of engineering and bridge
architecture, bot to speak of tbe enor
mous capital and great interests in
volved in the undertaking, it well de
serves a few words. Anyone looking
at tbe map of Scotland will see that
on the East coast there are two rivers,
tbe Forth and Tay, which prevent a
through and direct line of com
munication from tbe Eogliah bor
der to the North without going
considerably to the westward.
This prevents the railroad lines on the
east from competing favorably with
their riva's on the west, who bave
continuous ' lines of communication
throughout the whole island. To do
away with tbe ferries of the Forth and
Tay, and to bridge these rivers over,
was therefore reasonable. The East
ern railroads could to'd through
traffic communication with the Nortn ;
but this only by a round about road,
and by having running powers over
the lines of their rival neighbors.
They wanted to get rid of this and be
their own masters. Hence tbey de
cided to bridge the two rivers aa far to
the eat as possible, f jr if tbe bridges
were not erected to the east the benefit
of a direct road would be sacrificed or
greatly curtailed.
With this obj set In view the build
ing of the great but unfortunate Tay
bridge wes first sanctioned in 1870,
This bridge was opened on May 31,
1878, and it was then thought tbat half
of the difficulty was overcome. But
disappointment was in store. Just ex
actly one year an seven months later,
in tbe great storm on tbe night of the
28th of December, 1879, the highest
portion of it was swept away while a
train going from south to north was
dashing across. Girders, piers and
train were suddelny engulfed in the
boiling sea. Not a single life was saved.
Seventy-five souls, it is said, met in
stant death. . The new bridge now in
process of erection is a girder bridge
of forty-one spans, with the longest
and central span 245 feet wide. It is
to be hoped that this bridge will have
a long life and be more fortunate than
its predecessors.
To complete the direct communica
tion, powers were obtained first in
1873 to proceed with the erection of a
bridge across the Forth. Some prog
ress had been made with the prelimi
nary works When tbe diaaitrons Tay
bridge accident occurred. The effect
on the Forth bridge construction may
be Imagined. At first it approached a
panic, and abandonment was seriously
spoken of. It went so far, indeed,
tbat in 1881 an abandonment set was
promoted, bot later better counsels
prevailed, and the bridge was to be
proceeded with. Modifications, how
ever, cf tbe original plan were sug
gested, and a new design was tha re
sult The Forth bridge is on the prin
ciple of an ordinary continuous girder
bridge, with cantilever supports cross
ing th" two deep waW channels.
Since the promulgation of the de
signs for this bridge we believe five
cantilever bridgea have been erected
in this country, and at present there Is
one being erected in India with an 800
feet span, for tbe government. Tbe
marvelous and peculiarly interesting
feature of the Forth bridge is the
enormous seals of the cantilevers, L e.,
"tbe skeleton like structures which,
resting on a btoad base, stretch out
their, huge bracket like arms over the
deep water." Tha approaches on both
aideis are without special lntrreat, be
ing simply girder bridges of tha ordi
nary type. Tha only feature about
them la the great bight of tbe pie's
and the fact that the girders are made
not of iron, but of Siemens rolled
steel. Tbe spot chosen fjr the erec
tion of the bridge was at North
Queenaferry, where, from the pro
trusion of a peninsula, tbe shores
of the Forth approach within a mile
of each other. Added to this the
island rock of Inchgsrvie stands here.
It is somewhat nearer the northern
than the sou' hern shore, and is almost
exactly in the middle of tho deep
water channel before referred to, and
divides it into two stretches of 1710
feet each. On the north aide the
depth balow h'gh water is 218 foet and
oa the south 107 feet. Indeed, but f r
the intervention of tho island, the
building of the bridge would bave
been entirely beyond tbe resources of
modern engineering. .Even with its
intervention, as a halt way rest, special
appliances bad to be designed and pro
vided. On the south side there are
ten piers, two on land and eight in
shallow water, including the lofty
cantilever pier at the junction of the
viaduct with the southern cantilever,
and on the north there are six piers,
including another great cantilever, all
on land. These piers are each 150 feet
high above lower waer, and on the
top of them are placed the gird
ers, twenty feet high, on top of
which again are laid the rails, thus
giving the required "fair way" at high
tide in midstream of 150 feet. There
are altogether three cantilevers, the
central one being on Inchgarvie, a
second one on tbe edge of the deep
water channel on the south, and a third
on the edge of tbat of the north. The
arms of tbe central one atretch forth
to meet the arms of the ones to north
and south. They do not, however,
actually meet. The distance between
each is 350 feet, and this Is joined by
a hor'-aonial girder bridge. Thus the
two deep water channe's are spanned.
Tbe span will have the appearance of
an arob, though it is not actually so.
The Forth bridge will not, by any
means, be a beautiful structure noth
ing to compete with the delicate cut
line and beauty of our biidge at home.
But it is not always possible for beauty
and usefulness to go hand in hand.
To those who, however, all the reali
sation of the useful see the beautiful,
"the dawning grandeur of the design,
and its manliest adaptation of means
to ends, will appear to be a marvelous
triumph of engineetiog skill, of patient
labor and of commercial enterprise."
A Chapter oa tbe Bevela-
- ., liana of She BalblnB Unit,
i "Gathn in the Clncinnsti Enquirer:
Tbe sea beach at tbe bathing hour ba
been much exploited at this point, and
I am not suie tbat I did not first call
attention to it when I came here seven
or eight years sro. At tbat time the
batbiog dreFses, such as worn at pres
ent, had not come intj univfrjal fash
ion ; we were a little provincial, and
when we eaw a floe woman come to
the beach in red stocking and a white
tkirt and breeches, with ber arms
bared to tbe armpits and, perhaps, a
square cut bodice upon her neck, we
wore a little surprised, as it were.
Since I bave been here tbjs tinio I see
every reason to qualify my former
sketch ; all the bathing dresses are now
composed of a skirt to tbe knee,
breeches under the skirt, loosely cut,
full hose to about the knee, and, gen
erally speaking, aims bare to about
half way up the muscle. The bodies
of the dresses now extend up to
the throat, and a full pro
portion of the women wear thoir cor
sets beneath the Jacket. Three-fourths
of the bathers wear turbans, some
times red, sometimes blue, aometimes
black, occasionally bandannas. In a
few cases you see a large red scarf
worn round the middle, with the ends
hanging almost to the feet But so far
from Ihe present dress having any im
modesty about it, I saw it put to the
test a day or two ago, when along the
batbiog bouse front walked a young
woman with illusion over her arms
and bust, and every person stopped
looking at the leg, of the female bath
ers to look at the arms and bust of
that girl. So manifestly the most Im
modest dress is that which is worn at
dinner and of evenings, in the privacy
of homes or the publicity of hotels.
The bathing dress which merely ex
poses the mnsoles of the arms snd legs
is commended by health, and seen a
few times ceases to awaken any excite
ment in the manly heart. Although
everybody at Narragansett exposes the
limbs, j on hardly ever see there a leg
without a stocking over it, whereas
if you go into the vicinity of New
York or to Atlantic City or Watch
Hill, you will find a large proportion
of the bathers with naked legs and
feet Bnd with such large arm holes to
their jackets, that they might ss well
have bad the top of tbe corsets cut off
and the fountains of life full v exhib
ited ai in seme of the fashions of
three quarters of a century ago. The
exper.unce of the sea bath is tolerably
clear evidence tbat not in ber feet but
in her neck and shoulders lies tbe
animal attrartivenesa of woman. The
host point about Narragansett is that
women who thus show their boss are
of a socially and spiritually refined
type. Tbe mere hoyden or maid sei
vant or actress whom you see dis
porting herself in the snrf, with
ber knees turned toward the spec
tators on the beech, may bo seen
in other places as coquettish with
her charms, bot at NarraganBett
you see the engaged woman, the young
heiress, the considerate or obedient
daughter, or the prudent and particu
lar wife, arrayed according to the de
mands of the bath. Nobody thinks
any evil, and in point of fact there is
but little flirtation in the water be
tween tbe sexes. There are not enough
men, in the first place, to take care of
all the womsn,and atNarrsgansettthe
women prefer each other's society in
general to that of men unless they
mean business and have good stand
ing. I was talking with an old ac
quaintance who has a family of daugh
ters and engaging wife upon hia piassa
at Marraganaett, when'this questional
dress came op, snd he said: "It is all
nonsense to pretend any woman can
learn to swim as long as she wears her
garters below her knees. She mast
arter herself above the knee ao as to
get everything free there, where the
bones and oords have a relay."
I e heerithe ehnrch balls ringing
Their'resperi soft and aweett
The birdajhare eeaeed their alnrlng.
And bnabed are the harrying feet.
No more aan I bear the lowing
Of the herda oa their homeward way X
and a tboaa.od atara are glowing
la tbe path of departed day.
No aoand breaka theerenlng'l allllneae,
Bare the chimea that are borne by the
breeae, .....
And the Ticket's notea of shrillness
Tbat Tibrato 'mongst the trees.
Bo, my sweet one, gently slumber
In the arms that love thee best,
And Ond's angela withoat number
Shell preserve thee, in thy 'rest. .
Jimn Jddt4 Qovi UvuMkupmii,
5. 18S6.
The: Appetite
b Inrteenfd, tbe Dlgeetlvs orgesx.
Itranfthenci, and the Bowels regulated,
iy taking Ayer'a rills. These Pills are
surely vegetable In their composition.
They contain net? ber calomel nor any other
lansrroua drug, and may be taken with
perfect safety by persons of all ages.
I waa a great auflerer from Dyspepsia
and Couatlpatlon. I lmil no appetite,
became greatly ilohllitntod, and was con
stantly afflicted with Headache and Dizzi
ness. I consulted our family doctor, who
prvacrtbed for me, at various ttsnea, with
out aflordlug mora than temporary relief.
I finally commenced taking Avers Mile.
In a short time my digestion and appetite
my bowels were regulated, and, by trie
time I finished two boxes nf these Pill niy
(emleury to heailtwliea had llappeareu,
and I became stroug and well. Dnrlue
M. Logan, Wflralsgtou, lel.
I was tronMi'4, for over a year, with
Loss of Appetite, and Uenernl Debility.
I commenced taking Ayer'a I'll Is, and, be
fore finishing half a box of this medicine,
piy appetite and stronKth were restored.
C. O. Clark, Daubury, Conn.
Ayer'a rills are the best medicine
known to nie for regulating the bowela,
and for all diseases caused by a disordered
Stomach and Liver. I endured for over
three years with Uesulnche, Indication,
and Constipation. 1 had no appetite, sua
was weak and nervous moat ol the Urjwfc .
tiree boxes of Ayer'a rills, and, ai tcV)
same time dieting myself, I waa coae
pletely cured, sly dl'irefttiva organs are
bow fa rood order, aud I am In perfect
alth. l'bllip Lockwood,Topeka,Kana.
Ayer'a nils have benefited rre wonder
fully. For months I suffered from Indi
gestion and Headache, was restleHS ai
night, and had a bad Usto In my mouth
very morning. After tuking one box of
Ayer'a Pills, all these troubles dkap
pearod, my food digested well, and my
Meep wan refreehluir. lfcury C. lloui
Runway, Bockport, as a as.
' I was ewred of the PBee by aha awe of
Aver s rills. They mat only relieved ma
it that painful dUcrdrr, but gave rue to
sreased vigor, and rewtored sny beallet.
JoUa Laaarua, BU Julio, Jf . B.
Aver' Pii--,
Wared by J.fLaTTftSfSfLaa
teiil In ell Italian nli a i il, hiaia ts 1
Forty Tears a Safferer from
"FOR tO RTY T BARS I have bees a vic
tim to OAlAKRU-three-fonrths of the time
a sufferer from KXCflUClATtNO PAINS
TRILS. The disoharges were so offensive
that I hesitate to mention lt.eaoept lor tbe
good it may do some other sufferer. I have
spent a yonng fortune from my earnings
daring my forty years of suffering to obtain
relief from the dootora, I have triad patent
medietnoa every one I could learn of from
mo lour corners pi mi earvo witn no reuoi
And AT LAST (AT years of age) have met
witb a remedy that has oured me entirely-
made me a new man. i wetgneuiaipounas,
and now weigh 146. I used thirteen bottles
of the medioine, and the only regret I hare
Is, that being in the humble walks of lite I
may not have Influenoe to prevail on all ea
tarrh sufferers to use what has sured me
Glulnn'a Pioneer Blood Eenewer.
.;. , " No. 267 Beeond street. Maoos, da."
H M. Tnrv fTkaVM. the 'writer of the
above, formerly cf Crawford eoanty, now of
Maeen.ua., menu we eoniaenno oiu in
teracted la oalarrh. W. A. IlMfF.
. ft " Ex-Mayor of Maoon."
Gnl'nn's Pioneer Blood Benewer.
Cures all Blood and Skin Diseases, Rheuma
tism, Baratule, Old Sores. A perfsot Spring
If not In your market. It will be forwarded
on receipt of prioe. Small bottles, II, large,
1 15.
Essay oa Blood and Skin Diseases mailed
Sims, Heorgta.
Is mm tloaa of she eel.
able matter la m aaalnoraU eartk
fotsBel la Choctaw couaty, Aim,,
near Site famous llladon mineral
srprlaere. Thloeartb had sjreat lo
cal celebrity as "Hosrere Earth,"
from the name of Sao ellecoverer
f tho bod or mine, now owned by
also Aeld Iron Esurtb Company, ol
oblle, Ala.
For Dyopepela.all derangementa
f I bo Dlsjoatlvo Orsjane and tho
EilTor.Skln Dlaeaaea, fate, Borne,
Scalda and Brnleee. ACID IRON
EARTH la m epeclllo. Hheamsw
tleat and other chroale dleeaeee
yield to Ita curative power with,
low tan.
I Entirely tree fromAlsohol or any druj what
aver, ACID 1B0S IARTH fully deserves lbs
words emnraeed In Its trademark, "IkTOnTt
PWB MMIOV." Ise free pamphlet, Is ke
bad a fall Druggists.
At Wholesale by Van Tleet Co.
UIIUI I" WI.TII.-Bl. I. 0.
Weer, Bears aid Bans Tsiitvist,
a guaranteed speelHo for llysUrla, Diss -new.
CoBTBlsiones, f IU. Nervous Keurel
gla, Headaohe, NervefS Prostration, Ojused
by the ae of aloohol or tobeeeoi eee
fulBeas, Mental Depression, Bettenlng of the
rhea, eaoael by over-eieriloa of the bralni
self-abase or OTerladulgenee. aaoh ooi ooa
teing oa month's treatment. II a boi, or
sis boiee for so, sent by mall prepeld, o
reeelptof orioe. We juaranteo Sis Boies
to tare any ease. With eaoh order revived
by aa for all boes, aeeompanied with 11,
we wiU send the, purohesor ?r written
guarantee to refund the moaey If the treaa-
Cent doea not effect a eure. Guarantees
sued oal b A. HRNKXRT A 00.. Dreg-
glste, Memphis, Tens.
A Valuable Fatont.
aVsiasT's (Horse) Cora and Pea Floa
ter. .
HAVTH8 perfected ny invention, I wlih
to plaoe it before the pub lie, "Iflally
manuiaeturers. As a Corn Planter. It is a
perieetsaooeee-opeas tbe drill, distributed
the seed seoxretely, anlnlured, and eoverd
the same, thereby one man performing tbe
work of three. The? hare been used ia
thlsseotloa forever a doeen years w to per.
iaot satlsfaotlon. Can give responsible testt'
snealais. Address
JOILH II. DAHCT.Daaowllle. .
Haywood eoanty, lenle
Drain, resulting in insanity sou i-e j
misery, deeay aad L",m,B2,l'
Ago, Barrenness, Loss of Power In either
I f , .... I...j ..J Hnermetor-
mi ni
boahd oj"
IflinUVUf U L'UL' I U Tt
ntviuDii iiainnni
sw Deposit received la sums oi at and upward, and interest allowed ea same Semi
annually. !
aw We buy and sell loeal Investment Roods and Securities generally, pay taxes, Botes jf
trustees, and. In general, execute any ananoial business requiring a sale and reaponslble l.
sxr We Issue drafts, In sums to snlt purchasers, on all parts of luropo.
sr We have a commodious Vault Inr toe deposit ol valuables, waioh 1 at the sarvlss ol
our euatomera, r rw of Char;.
V. 1. HADDEN, President. EVTD. ttOLOSXITH, Yfce-Praldeit
JAHKS NHTH4N. (axbifr.
Mew Cotton Gin9
Nosu 201 and 203 Madison Street, Memphis, Tenn.
1KT TaraontaodHamnloOnarantoed. Good welghte, and remittances promt
" lymede. All Cotton Insured while In Transit and at Uin. Sacks furnished on ap
plication. We use the "I'atetit Haloader" and unload all wagon cotton, (live us a trial- ,
H ATOLI0H HILL, Fresldeat. W. K. W1USEBSOIT, Tlcfrftcai.ei t
V- ..-. Jtte d. JjIflfltilJMniaTe "
I WS a
Ofiice 19 MadUnn Street, Memphis, TeiiiV
L. , ..a
T. B HIMS, Proa'l, GEO. ARNOLD, V.-Fros't. W. II. KEHHEDAY, noe'r. II
19 Country Store, Dwellings and lUnhouwea a Specialty.
Vdr LeMMca Adjusted Promptly, aud Paid at Memphis.
W. P. nrHAVANTj T. B.
O S3 I
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Iloldiiig, Luntr?,
Lath and Shingles, Floorisg, kJllng and Cedar fartffify
Cotton Factors & Commission r.lerch'is,
Cotton Wsr.hon.HM. HH and 9 S'nloa atrevo. 1
wmwt aw
UASaUlaUXlVIl ilUAXUJiii ,1
Y MUTUAL CONSENT, tbe Brm of Alston, Orowell A Co. la this day dissolved, K. W.
rirnaall mtlrlnv. The rnmalnlni nartnara. P. H. Alston and 11. H. MaurV. will OOU-'
Untie the bualneaa at the old ataud. corner
andoolleotinaall outstanding aooounts.
Menihla.Tann..Rantarnherl. lSHfl.
avarOn ratirine as above. I besneak for Bf
age heretofore extended the old firm.
D. W. FLY.
Late ol Commerce, Mist.
Late oi CorToevllle. Miss.
Cotton Factors and Commission MercliaLV:,
324 Front Street, Memphis, Tenn.
Steam Engines, Boilers and
Tresses, nooa raiieys, oniuinp, Agricimurm
and rlantatlon Work,
tr Ws fcave the LARfr- 'ORKS ol the kind la the United States, and wUl meet
Piloes for seme OV ... of work, Bend for Catalogue. Price-LisU
and Testimonials.
Memphis, - - Tentt3aecs,
Cotton Factors and
- .... a
No. 81 Front Ntreei, i orner
mrm m nun fiirnv if Tflnn A HflT? .iV
TUtiiiburr uiri iiiDUivauoai"
e-kt? at-iBf uiliti TT.W1SJ-
XI- Sale Bl efViU DO A a e bsiis,., '
j.G. NBKLT, SreMdeat.- D. r. HADBEN, Vlce-PWI, W. H.MOORK,
SAVTN. 3. 9.
OIPU UllKM AN, HW1. UULllMMlltt,
jkf si
RAN & Co
... . . j.-.
, . 1 ,.'J
nmT "Bvra.ranwrs-Bre
J w
front and Union streets, esaurninx all liabilities '
r. w. usunaiiii.
P. 8. AL8TON.
U . II.
successors a continuation of the liberal natron- i
Lata of llrooka, Ntely A Ce.
Tank Work, Cotton Gins, CottOL
Commission MerchftJiU. ;
W II. faTaawi. af I
oi aonrow. nempum, J , v

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