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A PHONOGRAPH AT WORK.
Mnklnsr a Plate from Which a Perfect Pre. rinrtlon nf Yonr Bpeerh Vnn be Made When Yen Are In Yonr nrare. Thfl Philadelphia THniet has an nrticlo tloscribiriR ProfeRsor Edison's rrmrTPl oim phonograph Bnd how it works. We make the following extract: The instrument was operated some times by Mr. Bentley, but principally by Mr. James Adams, the inveLtor s repre sentative. Mr. Adams, a highly intelli gent Scotchman, with a strongly marked Scotch accent in his speech, has been for five yenrs tho assistant of Professor Edison in the latter's electrical and other experimrntn. The machine ooenpiod no more spoco than would a Webster's un abridged, and its construction appeared as simple as thnt of a housewife s coftVe mill. It was aao simile of one which Professor Edison is now constructing, and which is to have a capacity of 48,000 words. Mr. Adams, before tho performance began, thus explained the instrument: ' In this gntta percha mouthpiece is a very thin diaphragm, made of tin type mctaL The vibrations of the voice'jar the diaphragm, which has in its center, underneath, a fine stool point. Around this brass cylinder, which, you see, is closely and finely grooved by a spiral, I wrap a sheet of tinfoil, i shove the mouthpiece up until the steel point touches tho tinfoil, just above the first groove on the left. Turning tho cylin der with this crank, I talk into tho mouthpiece.. The diaphragm vibrates, causing the steel point to perforate tho tinfoil, leaving little holes of different diameters and resembling the old Morae telegrnphio alphabet. The cylinder moves from left to right until the steel point has gone over the entire length of the spiral. Thus we have, as it were, a stereotyped plate of the voice. From this plate a matrix in sulphur (the most desirable substance for the purpose) can be formed, and years from now there can ba taken from that matrix other plates capable of the same work which you will presently see this one perform. "Now I turn the cylinder back to tho starting place in order that the steel point may go over the perforations which it made when I talked in the month piece. The steel point, kept down by a rubber spring underneath the diaphragm trips from hole to hole, causing the diaphragm to vibrate as it did when I was talking into the mouthpiece. This causing the corresponding opening and closing of the valves of the diaphragm, tho words, intonation and accent aro re produced with perfect accuracy. It would be impossible for any human mimic to do it so well. The small end of this tin funnel is fixed in the mouth piece to keep the reproduction from scat tering. Now listen." Several gentle men, evidently supposing that they would not be able to hear without hav ing their ears close to the funnel, were putting thoir heads near the instrument., but Mr. Adams told them that such a proceeding was unnecessary, as they could distinguish the sounds well enough at a distance. Mr. Adams, having wrapped a chect of tin foil around the cylinder, spoke into tho mouthpiece in a voice of ordinary pitch and time, but with distinct articul ation, meanwhile slowly and regularly turning the crank, the following : Jack and Jill wont up the bill To got a bucket of water ; Jack fell down and brokn bis crown And Jill camo tumbling after. Having reset the cylinder and fixed the funnel in the mouthpiece he turned the, crank and the diaphragm repeated the rhyme, not only ait distinctly as he had uttered it, but with so perfect a mimicry of the Scotch accent as to cause a general outburst of laughter, in which tho geninl operator heartily joined. Causing the steel point to proceed from tho ending of "Jack and Jill," Mr. Adams again put his month to the diaphragm and uttered in more varying tones, which had a range from almost a whisper up to a screeching soprano, the following : Hallo ! Hoop-la ! Ya-hoo ! Nineteen years in the bastile ! I Boratcbed my name upon the wall And that name was Robert Lmdr-T-y-y, Tarlcz vous Francaia ? Spreohen s'ieDoutsch? Turning the crank backward until the steel poiut touched the beginning of " Jack and Gill," he ngain gave the for ward motion. The diaphragm's elocution of the rhyme was on this occasion a good as before, aud the second conglomera tion of utterance was delivered by the vibrating metal witli all the character istics of the operator's ejaculations and rocitation. For the sake of novelty the steel point was now caused to go along tho perforated spiral, while Mr. Adams whistled, yellod aud shouted all sorts of ridiculous things into tho mouth-pieco. As a result the bit of metal strongly af fected the risible muscles of the audience by something like this : Jack and Jill went " Cheese it !" Up the hill To get a buckot " O, wipe off your chin !" Of water. Jack fell down aud " Hollo, young liroko hit crown Feller, does vou're mother know you're out?" And Jill " i'a-hoo ! I've bottled myiself E.li eon " Came tumbling after. Hallo ! hoopla ! "Shut up !" ya-hoo ! 41 Go bag your hoadl" Nineteen years in the Bastile. " I'm a " Kcratobod my name " a jolly Irish man "Upon the wall And that" From Dublin town I came " Name was "Ha, ba, ha !" llobert Landry-y-y. Paries vons Francaia? -" Go hire a hall !" Bprechon sie Deutsoh ? '' Go, give us a rest !" The effect of this was too ludicrous for description, and for a time all hands wcro uncontrollably merry. Having put on and caused the steel point to perforate a new sheet of tiu foil, again speaking " Jack aud Jill " into the in strument, Mr. Adams made the point travel backward, and 'the diaphragm reproduced the reoitation, beginning with the last word, "after," and ending with the first word, "Jack." In this way the operator amused his audience for an hour. He became hoarse, but the instrument did not. There is no electricity about the speaking phonograph, and, like so many other great inventions, its construction is bo simple and its operation so easily understood that a person seeing it would probably ask himself, " Now, why didn't I thinkofjthatS" "This mule," remarked the livery stable man, as they passed the stall where the sleeping animal was leaniug up against the partition, dreaming of an Eden wherein there was but one mule and a thousand timid men, " this mule isakiuker." "This one?" innocently inquired the young man, laying his baud upon the mule to do sure that the pro per animal was indicated, " This " The livery man said he didn't mind the loss of the money (as the young man did not take oat the fancy rig he was going to look at), for he could more than make that up on the hearse and carriages as Boon as the remains came down; but what he hated about it was having the roof of the stable mussed np bo where the young man went through. ) COSSTANTlSOrLE. A Ornphle Description of the Turkish Cnpltnl. Thero are four cities in the world that belong to the whole world rather than to any one nation, cities that have inflneno ed the whole world, or round which its history hss at one time or another re volved, cities in which students And philosophers from every country are equally interested. These four are Jeru salem, Athens, Rome, Constantinople. The first has given to civilized mankind their religion ; the second has been our great instructress in literature and art; the third has spread her laws, her lan guages, her political and ecclesiastical institutions over half the globe. And though Constantinople can lay no claim to the moral or intellectnal glories of these other three, though her name does not command our veneration like Jeru snlem, nor our admiring gratitude like Athens, nor our awe like Rome, she has preserved, ond seems destined to retain, on influence and importance which they have in a great measure lost. They be long mainly to the paBt; she is Btill a power in tho present, and may be a mighty factor in the future. For fifteen hundred years she has been a seat of empire, and for an even longer period the emporium of a commerce to which the events of our own time seem destined to give a growing mngnitude. If you look at the map you will see what a remarkable, and indeed unique, position Constantinople occupies. It is on the groat highway which connects the Black Sea with the Mediterranean, and separates Europe from Asia. Thus it commands at once two seas and two continents. All the marine trade, both export and import, of the vast territor ies which are drained by the Danube and the grat rivers of southern Russia, as well as that of the north coast of Asia Minor, and of those rich Eastern lands that lie round the Caspian, must pass under its walls. When the neighboring countries tre opened up by railways it will be the center from which lines will radiate over European Turkey and Asia Minor. With a foot, so to speak, on each continent, the power that possesses it can transfer troops or merchandise at will from one to the other, and can pre vent any one else from doing so. Then consider how strong it is against attack. It is guarded on both sides by a long and narrow strait to the N. E. the Bosphorus, and to the S. W. the Darda nelles each of which can, by the erec tion of batteries, possibly by the laying down of torpedoes, be easily rendered impregnable to a naval attack. For the Bosphorus, as yon probably know, is fifteen miles long, with bold rocky hills on either side, and a channel which is not only winding but it is nowhere over two miles and in some places scarcely half a mile wide. And it possesses a splendid harbor, land locked, tideless, and with water deep enough to float the largest vessels. On the land side it is scarcely less defensible, being covered by au almost continuous line of hills, lakes and marshes, with a comparatively narrow passage through them, whioh offers great advantages for the erection of fortifications. There is no other such site in the world for an imperial city. In oilier respects it is eqnally fortunate. Of its beauty I shall say something presently. Although the climate is very hot in summer, and pretty keen m win ter, it is agreeable, for the air is kept deliciously fresh by the seldom failing breezes that blow down from the Eimne or up from tho Mgean sea, and the sea itself is a great purifier. Though there is no tide there is a swift surface current sweeping down into the sea of Marmora and the Mediterranean, a current at one point so strong that boats have to be towed up along the shore, which carries off whatever is thrown into the water. So, though it is one of the dirtiest towns iu the East, I fancy it is one of the most healthy. People are always saying that the in side of Constantinople dispels the illu sions which the view of it from the sea or the neighboring hills has produced. But those who say so, if they are not merely repeating the common-places ef tiioir guide- book, can nave no eye for the picturesque. I grant that the in terior is very dirty and irregular and tumble-down, that smells offend the no3e, and loud harsh cries the ear. But then, it is so wonderfully strange and curious aud complex, full of such bits of !olor, such varieties of human life, such tar reaching associations from the past, that whatever an inhabitant may desire, a visitor at least would not willingly see anytmng improved or cleared away. jiie streets are crooked and narrow. climbing np steep hills, or winding along the bays of the shore, sometimes liuod with open booths, in which stolid old Turks sit cross-legged sleepily smoking, sometimes among piles of gorgeous fruit, which even to behold is a feast, while sometimes they are hem med in by high windowless walls and crossed by heavy arches, places where you think robbers must be lurking. Constantinople has absolutely nothing to show from pagan times. Though Byzantium was nearly as old as Rome, the city of Constantino is the truo crea tion of the first Christian emperor, and possesses not a relic of paganism, ex cept the twisted serpents from Delphi and an Egyptian obelisk planted near them in the hippodrome. There are no shops in the streets of Stamboul proper, for nearly everything, except food, is sold in the bazaar, which is nu enormous square building, con sisting of a labyrinth of long covered aroades, in which the dealers sit in their stalls with their wares piled up round them. It is all locked up at sunset. Yon may buy most things iu it, but the visitor is chiefly attracted by the rugs n nd carpets from Persia, Anatolia, and Kurdistan, the silks of Broussa. and the stores of old armor (real and false) from everywhere. Purchasing is no easy matter, for a stranger is asked thrice the value of the goods, and unless he is content to be cheated both by the dealer and his own cicerone interpreter (who of course receives a secret commis sion from the vendor), he must spend hours and hours in bargaining. Bus iness is slack on Friday (tho Mussulman Sabbath) and on Saturday (since many of tho ,'deaJers are Hebrews), as well as on Sunday. It is conducted fonder an other difficulty, which drives the visitor almost wild that of a multiplicity of "circulating mediums." There is a Turkish metallic currency, and a paper currency, greatly 'depreciated, besides all sorts of coins of other nations con stantly turning up, among which the Indian rupee is one of the commonest ; aud you have to make a separate bar gain as to tho value at whioh the coins you happen to have in your pocket will be taken. Hotel lodging, and indeed almost everything, is very dear : for Western books you pay half as muoh ngain as in London or in Paris. There is little sign of a police in the streets, and nothing done either to pave or clean them. Few are passable for carriages and the Turks leave everything to time and chance. The only scavengers are the vultures, which mav sometimes be seen hovering about in the clear sky, and the dogs, of which there is a vast multi tude in the city. Though yon must have often heard of these dogs, the tradition that obliges every one who talks about Constantinople to mention them is too well established to be disregarded. No body owns them or feeds them, though each dog mostly inhabits the same quar ter or street ; and in fact is chased away or slain if he ventures into the territory of his neighbors. They are ill-favored brutes, mostly of a brown or yellowish hue, and are very much in the way as one walks about. At night they are a serious difficulty, for the streets are not lighted, and yon not only stumble over them, but are sometimes, when you fall into one of the holes in the roadway, tumbled head foremost into A nest of them, whereupon a torriblo barking and snapping ensues. However, they don't molest you unless you first attack them; and as canino madness is nuknown, or nearly so among them, nobody need fear hydrophobia. ' St. Sophia is one of the wonders of the world. It is the only great Christian church which has been preserved from very early times; for the basilicas of St. John Lateran and St. Mary the Greater, at Rome, have been considerably altered. And in itself it is a prodigy of architec tural skill as well as architectural beauty. Its enormous area is surmounted by a dome so flat, pitched at so low an angle, that it seems to hung in air, and one cannot understand how it retains its co hesion. The story is . that Anthemius, the architect, bnilt it of excessively light bricks of Rhodian clay. All round it, dividing the recesses from the great cen tral area, aro rows of majestic columns, brought hither by Justinian, who was thirty years in building it (A. D. 538-568) from the most famous heathen shrines of the East, among others from Diana's temple at Ephesus, ank that of the Sun at Baalbee. The roof and walls were adorned with superb mosaics, but the Mohammedans, who condemn any re presentation of a living creature, lest it should tend to idolatry, have covered over all these figures, though in some places yon can just discern their outlines through the coat of plaster or whitewash. Iu place of them they have decorated the building with texts from the Koran, written in gigantio characters round the dome (one letter Alif is said to be thirty feet long), or on enormous boards sus pended from the roof, and in four flat spaces below the dome thoy have suffer ed to be painted the four archangels whom they recognize, each represented by six great wings, without face or other limbs. One of the most highly cultivated and widely traveled ecclesiastics whom Rus sia possesses (they are, unhappily, few enough) told me that after seeiug nearly all the great cathedrals of Latin Europe he felt when he entered St. Sophia that it far transcended them all, that now for the first time his religious mstincts had been satisfied by a human work. Mr. Fergnsson, in his "History of Architec ture," says something to a similar effect. This will hardly be the feeling of those whose tastes have been formed on West ern, or what we call Gothic models, with their mystery, their complexity, their beauty of varied detail. But St. Sophia certainly gives one an impression of measureless space, of dignity, of majes tic unity, which no other church (unless perhaps the Cathedral of Seville) can rival. You are more awed by it, more lost in it than in St. Peter's itself. Tn CJnriRtantinnrilfl tlierfl is npither municipal government nor public opin- ion. .Nobody Knows what the Snitan s ministers are doing, or what is happen ing at the scene of war. Everybody lives in a perpetual vague dread of ev erybody else. The Turks believe that the Christians are conspiring with Rus sia to drive them out of Europe. The Christians believe that the Turks are only waiting for a signal to set upon and massacre them all. I thought these fears exaggerated; and though my friend aud I were warned not to venture alone into St. Sophia, or through the Turkish quarters, we did both, and no man meddled with ns. Indeed I won dered alone in the streets of Stamboul at night, ond met no worse enemies thon the sleeping dogs. But the alarms are quite real if the dangers are not ; and one must never forget that in these countries a slight incident may provoke a massacre like that of Salonika. Constantinople is not only a city that belongs to the world; it is in a way it self a miniature of the world. It is not bo much a city as an immense caravan serai, which belongs to nobody but within whose walls everybodv encamps, drawn by business or by pleasure, but forming no permanent ties, and not calling himself a citizen. It has three distinct histories Greek, Roman and Turkish. It is the product of a host of converging influences influences some of which are still at work, making it different every year from what it was before. Religion, and all those customs which issue from religion, come to it from Arabia; civilization from Rome and the West: both are mingled in the dress of the people and the buildings where they live and worship. Races, manners, languages, even coins, from every part of the East and of Europe here cross one another and interweave themselves like the many-colored threads in the gorgeous fabric of an Eastern loom. The rarest and most subtle charm of a city, as of a landscape or of a human face, is its idiosyncrasy, or (to speak somewhat fancifully) its expression, the indefinable effect it produces on you which makes you feel it to be different from all other cities yun have seen be fore. The peculiarity of Constantinople is that, whi e no city has S3 marked a physical character, none has so strangely confusing and indeterminate a social one. It is nothing, because it is every thing at once: because it mirrors, like the waters of its Golden Horn, th plan ners and faces of all the peoples jrjtp pass in and out of it. Such a city is a glorious possession, and no one can re call its associations or meditate on its future, as he gazes npon it lying spread before him in matchless beauty, without a thrill of solemn emotion. And this emotion is heightened, not only by the sense of the contrast, here of all tho world most striking, between Mohamme danism and Christianity, and the reool lection of the terrible strife which en throned Islam in the metropolis of the Eastern Church, but also by the knowl edge that that strife is still being waged and that the shores whioh lie beneath your eye are likely to witness struggles and changes in the future not less mo mentous than those of the past It is this, after all, that gives their especial amplitude and grandeur to the associa tions of Constantinople. It combines that interest of the future which fires the traveler's imagination in America, with that interest of the past which touches him in Italy. Other famous cities have played their part, and the curtain has dropped, upon mem; empire, and commerce, religion, and letters, anc art. have sought new Beats. But the eit v nf two continents must remain pros perous and great when St. Petersburg ud Berlin may have become even an Augsburg or Toledo, and imperial Rome herself have shrank to a museum of an tiquities. Macnillan't Magazine. Stanley. At a lecture delivered by Mr. Stanley in London, the Prince of Wales is said to hae asked Midbat Pasha, the Turk ish Ambassador, if he had found the dis course interesting. The answer is said to have been : We Turks have more need now than other people to take an interest in expeditious into unknown lands, since we may soon have to seek among them for a home." The " personal" man of the London World, who went to see Mr. Stanley in his lodgings, gives this sketch of him: " The figure which rises from the fire side to greet the visitor is that of a small, stiffly built man, ereo1! in bearing, but in voioe and manner rather sympathetic nnd enthusiastic than hard and stern. The voice is not as the voice of a deter mined and cruel mnn. His hair is to quote a phrase of Dickens gray before its time, like a neglected fire.r Hard work end exposure havo made Mr. Stan ley's abundant locks very gray ; but for all this, the head is that of a young man, and there is no indication of premature age in voice or gesture. The expression of the face is thnt of a man who always holds himself prepared for any emer gency or summons, even though tho lot ter convey as large an order as that which Mr. Stanley received on a memo rable occasion a few years ago from his Now York ' boss: Send a man 200 miles up the Red Sea to iutercept Noma and ascertain details of Livingstone's death. Cable 1000 words to this office. The Herald man in Egypt had relays of donkeys ready at buez. The Noma came to an anchor during the night ; a boat sent from the shore boarded the steamer at daylight, interviewed Wain wright, and, thanks lo the donkey ar rangements, a splendid account renched the New York Herald office in London, and was distributed, with Mr. Gordon Bennett's compliments, to all London, provincial and Continental papers." The Great rjrnmidK. So much has been written about the great pyramids, says a correspondent, that I will spore myself from entering npon tho task of a description. I call it a task, because among the authorities I have on Egypt I find scarcely two ogreo on important points relating to the age, dimensions and theory of the construction of the pyramids. All, how ever, coincide in saying that the height of Cheops exceeds thnt of the spire of the Strasburg Cathedral, which is the tallest in Europe. The Sphinx stands in front of the second pyramid, and shows a length of 140 feet with the fore paws extending an additional fifty feet in front. The height, according to Pliny, is 1 43 feet, and the circumference of the forehead 102 feet. When first exhumed a paved inclosed placo was found be tween the paws, which contained the evidences of having been a small temple. Tho Sphinx was held by the Egyptians as cmblematio of the king, or a combi nation of intellectual and physical pow er, and was worshiped as a deity. What Our Coins Weigh. - One million dollars in gold weighs 3,085 5-7 pounds avoirdupois ; 1,000, 000 trade dollars weigh 60,000 ; 81.000, 000 of 412 grains weighs 68,928 4-7 ; 81,000,000 in fractional coins weighs 55,114 2-7; $1,000,000 in five cent nickels weighs 220,457 1-7 ; 1,000,000 in three cent nickels weighs 142,857 1-7 ; 81,000, 000 in one cent pieces weighs 685,714 2-7. A coinage of 4,U00,0UU of the new silver dollars per month would amount in a year to 2,828,571 3-7 pounds, or over ,414 tons, ond if the pieces were laid side by side they would form A continu ous string 1,1301 miles in length. 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Beef Osttle Extra W.X iV Hheep C8 (4 WS Hod" Xresscd 10 (4 fifij Klonr PaB(iTlTrtni Extra T 28 W!ieat-Kod W ostein 1 38 (4 I 40 Byo 08 (4 87 Corn Yellow , H8 (4 64 Mixed PI (4 flH Oats Mixed 2 ,4 (4 Pelrolenm Crnde...,....n91o)Jf Beflmxl, lljf Wool Colorado 82 (4 84 Texas 22 (4 Si California.. 81 (4 J BOSTON, Beef Cattle 08 (4 08 Sheep 06X(4 0714 I'.ok 06 ,4 06V Floor Wisconsin and Minnesota.. 8 28 (4 7 76 Corn Mixed (8 (4 61 V Oats " 84 (4 86 Wool Ohio and Pennsylvania XX. (8 (4 66 Oalilornla Fall 46 (4 J BBIQBTOS, KASS. Beef Cattle 08V4 0H,H Bbeen,.... 08 (4 i0 Lambs 07 (4 10 Hog 07(4 08 WATBBTOWH, MASS Beef Oattie Poor to Choice 6 60 (4 8 60 Sheep 7 00 (4 7 76 I nihs T 00 (4 I 00 Bnows's BnowcHtAL TuorHFI, for eonnhs nd oolda. : l A day cab be made on a Portable Sods Fonn. 3JH ' tain. Price $35, US. mi. and P. oomplete. Sena for catalogue to CJbafman A Co., Madison, fnd. W A "IVrrPTJ,T' M in Mob State for the De 7 7 JL AZtXJ tectire Service, snd to repor crime. Par litwral. Inclose atarap and addreaa Ameri can and Kuropean Secret Serrico Co., Cincinnati, O, TURKEY TAIL And Win Penthftra Wanted. Doable the mnrkftt Dfioe paid during March & Ap'l. OHirAno Feather Dttbtkr 1)0., Uhicsflo, 111., and 7 W. Broad w nr. New York. 1910 PENSIONS AnldlJnhewkr slUelsfal nf 1812 vho A-rTrW not than 1 A daw. and to their widows ifmarrti bfor 1 851). To nectire the lamp, address, witii eUmp, NoNKlXL A BlrUJll, Washington, 1. O. JVo ft unfit yHim t paid. Please uw mw w any wig juii mny mini rmiuqu w no?B. AN $18.75 ELGIN WATCH, Hnntins Case, for HO anbscrib era to the KANSAS CITY TIM KB, at One Dollar ouch. Anybody can trot up a club. Oonpon ttokete, prom i urn lists, and all particulars SENT FRKR. Address, THK Tl.MKK, Kfinnn Uliy. .Ho, CEILING for roaia in i.lnce of Plaetet. FELT ROOFING and BIDING. For circular and Ham.t adUri-ws C. J. FAY, Camden, N. .Ii'rsey. HAPPY RELIEF To all RiifTerinff from chronic diaoRana of all Vinria s'onnnfcnttM consultation mvitwt traonnllT orhvm.nl. New method of trea'ment-. Now nd relinhle rtnmtdiee. Boilt nnd circnUre sent free in a)fd envolnnp. , AdriresA HOWARD ASSOCIATION, 411) N. Ninth ! Street. Philadelphia, Pa., an inn itution having a high reputation for honorable conduct and professional Kill. Napoleon's Fate Book! FUN! FUN! ! FUN!!! 1st It tall who and hsre yon will marry. Snd Is tlla where and how yon will marrv. 3rd It tella whore you will meet the fated one, snd so on. Kant iKiftt-nuiri for 2.1 eta. PIKK A OO.. Pnblinhera. 4 Huh St., Boaton. Maaa. P. O. addreaa. Box ail I :. IK YOU AltK GOING TO KANSAS ! Hand fr Fres Gnide Kiring full and rclinble in form a tiou to rfard to tha cheajHmt, most productive and dubi looim-a i arming tanas in me oute. Aaareas. J. E. LOCKWOOO, General I mm juration A Kent. Kaneim Ctt;. MinBourt. mhwi Dunham & Sons, Manufacturers, Warerooms, Ig East 14th Street, Established 1834.) REV YORK. Srndor lUuttraUd CirmiXar ami FtU lilt BHTAOI.INIlKlf 18(15. ED. H. WEBSTER, Real Estate and Loan Broker, 602 Main Street Kansas City. Mo. Farm ft. nnimnrorM and Minaral Ianda boast, t and ald, capital invet-ted, rente onlleoted, taaea paid, titles eiaminea, necaa. laoeea ana general conveyancing ana notarial buninerta Dromntlv attended to. tW Hrtrtioular attention given to the bakineaa and intvreft 01 non-reainenu. I IT-A WKSTKUN UISt OVKKV.I FANCHER'S PRAIRIE FLOWER ttRnn Dauy d rrl for any caea not eared, OUU ItcWartl if directions are rtrictly foiiowea. i tie I'ritirie r lower earea uainrrn ana Ho re Thrnnt in all their forms. Kept by all Drna ariBta A sample bottle will be aent to anj addreea in ine u. o. or uanaaaa, express prfma, on rocaipt 01 1 1 . Liberal tlieoounta to dealers. Prepared at W. K. Haw Kin B UHEHICAL LABOR1TOBT, fLanaaa VWJ, HO. Address. W. V. FANCHKR, Kana City, Mo. THE BEST FERTILIZERS. Per ton fullowi : N?l. OrNriNI Mo. 1 PERUVIAN GUANO, IfiS. Rqm1 Ootjlt Super Phntphat of Uni, Hh PtRUVlAN Duuhle Bsnawl roadrv'M, amtnonlaMd Animal HittUr (Boat, Meat, 1 GUANOJ Dd Blood), anrqualcd lor IM pnc, tu-srw. eround Bona, 1 it m aw. ut 1.1.4 Piaatsr. is Mr toe. In barrais. WARRANTED bu4 for TWBNTT-THIBD asDual panv Ik.la.r In A rlonlfttinil Imnlartnaftlts, fend Pr UllsWra. tOCourtUDdt Alnat, Na York. SCHOOL MUSIC BOOKS! ti:k Cr.l rkai. KMKRSOII TlLDlM. IIIUII wUUUI VllUlla yuparausen. A atandard, nwful and favorite book. O JEtirest. 86 par aosen. Fine Book for Oirls' High and Normal schools. bliOICe IrlOS. W. 8. Tildes. t)Operdo0. t 1 nr . 1 Three part Bona for Female Oolleges.seminaries.ete. i- C.U.I rkai. W.B.Trt.tEil. uiaiiiiuar cunuui uiiuii. eiapudoa. Excellent cot loot Ion for High or Grammar Sohools, American School Music Readers. In 9 Hooka, mh 3A oente. SO eents and 60 oente. Carefully prepared lor braded Bohools, Th. fHoin farariteKenersloolleotionsof aenial SonKS for Common schools : NONO ECHO J?- 8. Fbbkihs. .7 SIOl KIM; H1HO W.O.Pebsins. .50 Til ftei. u a b'lr O. Evkhebt. .AO UUU VAVOU1TK U. P. Daaas. .60 MIIHIC CHARTM. Bj Da. LOWEIJ. Uso. . r ni .in;n 1 fin Blackboard Laaeons. plainly .iaible to all, aerina moob trouble uaailr wl op aiut uie.1. and furniahios a ooaipUte ooora. ol urautlOfc. sut bf Kxpress. In two roua or aew. - OLIVES DITSOlf & CO., Boston. V. II. DITSOBI ak CO.. 843 rdway. New Vork. J. K. DITStON Sc CO., eyy Ckestwat Hireett Pblla, mu I S3 5 H I THE CELEBRATED SWISS WARBLER'S 0J"Tt, C I THE ONLY ORIGINAL BIRD CALL AND PRAIRIE WK5 1 Lti (Manufaotnred nnder the Patt Granted U Mr. BAMUKL Mt MKtir. TUB ONLY UU.M'INB ANI 57) ho rinir, beautifully eiWered, whioh eool '"dnf,. i! vibratory ..nnne or eoond producer. Attached to the Tlnf also the diaphragm retainer, the whole instrument bemf only abont half an Inch tn lenjdh.and less than n,1" diametanr. All the parte ere made of costly erinrj, no il fried eipreeely for the porpo-e, and erery Pf ftoleheia in the most perfect and substantial manner, and wil tJ;"T manner, the -int in of erery bird With It any pereon can a nen, tne equeai or a pie, tne a hone, the whiatllnaT of a am hiss of a fooee, the barkint of es5 bnfisinc of a fly, the si a ing of a mosquito, "to. It has recently been used with immense snooeM by all the prominent ren triloqolste, minstrels, and IraiUtora, and hat nerer failed to fire perfect satisfaction In fact, an eiaot imiUtion of erery nown bird and animal can be niTen.eren by a child, in tne most aatonishinc manner, nd without teaohinc or practice. For the use of the hunter they are inralnable, as any animal or bird can be so nearly Imitated aa to oall them at once with in ranee. All the rarions annas of the mocking bird, canary, and other choice iocera.can be airen eo natiirallythatthe most expert listener oeanot detect the difference. When not in use the Imitator can be enrried in the pocket without in. jury, or can be retained In the month for honrs, if desired, withont the least inconvenience, ss you can talk as well with it in the mouth aa when it ia entirely empty. Just ImajriDe the amaeement of a company at the sndden sincin of a bird, the aquealin of a pi, or the mewfnc of a cat. when it is op posed that none of these are in the vicinity : All the astonish ing feats of the most expert, ventriloquist can be performed by moms of the Whistle by a child ten years of sge. We re cently saw the utmost astonishment created In a laraa com pany assembled in a privnte parlor bv what appeared to b (.ha ferritin hirbinsT nf a. rintr in a.n adininin room. The room a tnrkey, the browing of a rooster, he terrific barking of a dog in an adjoining room. wa BfaretifMl but no iIobt onnlri be found. Then was searched but no dog could oat commenced an unearthly Dnen openeo ror montns, men a emia enea out in great agony from the Interior of a large bookcase, and a beaut iful bird commenced singing In the corner of the room 1 Astonish ment turned to fear, until a boy. who bad been sitting quietly reading all this time, found that his pranka were becoming seri ous, and owned up to having one of Hamnel MoUlain's Whistles. This wonderful instrument can be sent by mail, with full directions, which will enable any person to use it. Retail, 25 onnts each ; three for dO cents. Wholesale, 8 1 per doaen ; fsf) per gross. Be sure and gt the ORNUINB Whistle, which is sent pre paid to any addrene on reoeipt of above prices, by the sole agents of Samuel McOlain. Address JM A. T. ASHMl'N Ac CO., Boston, Itlfue, In order to satisfy any doubt as to onr reliability, we would state that our goods have received the hearty indorsement of the publishers of the Weekly Glob, Travellr, 8tatmn and Potf of Boston, and Weekly Smb. of New York. Out this oat and show your friends, aa It will not appear again. NERVO-VITALIZER! A wonderful instrument. Prod noes a quiet, passive state of rest of mind and body. Restores lost vitality, gives til e and strength to the weak and nervous, when all other moans fail. Builds up wasted structure and quickens the nervo-vital fluid. Pain is cured, health restored. Will produce the medinnmtio state and devel. op olairvoynnoy. Sent everywhere ,or 9 1 .OA Agents wanted. Dr. W. A. (JAM)KH, BRISTOL, Comn. i a sin CENTRAL-H ""oooS?" lOWa etnle nt t5 nnd 8i per Acre, in farm lots, snd on terms to auit all elaaaes. Ronnd-trip tickets from ChioiiKo and return free to purchaaere. Bend Postal card for maps and pamphlet describing climate, soil a-d products in 16 counties. Oall on or addreaa, IOV, It. K. J.ANO tumiMN V, 02 Jinn, ilnlpli mrert, Clilmao. or 4dnr Itnpnle, lown. .1. B. (JALIIO'JV, lyindOommiaaloner, msitive remetir lor Di oDnt' ami nil rtncaci ! I Ineys Jliamier aim unnnrr r- i llunt'a Remedy in purvly wgttaMr and I nn.rswt aa v saxes as. I V f,,w Die ahoTC dllCaKCt. currd thouxancin. Kvery bottle warranttrd. Send to V. i fc.Clirkr, Providence, ft I., for fllurtratednarnphlet. I U jour anip!IH mjn hit u, ss . 7""- "The Best Polish in the World." SABBITT'S TOILET SOAP. i3i 71 Toll, and lb Bets UnrW.IrM Ur tfc. i j No art .Octal sou deceptive odor c oover common anj deleterioua tDaTtov euU. After yennoi ctuiUnc ip rinse the mmiifiwturti It T RiMi'U'l ..if aSnp hM perfect" r th wblla The FINEST TOILET bOAP In Ibc WsrM es II.. l aissMABt Ifr hna NA Eaunl. Worth ire liiurt lucoit to eveiv mutW aud fauTUy iuClr.UtOflnL atTjV4 4i', wnuaLiiDg 3 ki nf ft on. each, anil Ires IC anv adr 1.SW0B mtmuoi i vroit. aaaUB Ti Hr T V NSW TarK wixye T Tortile ty ill l-aU t vo v wjrn tir .ts u m q OLOVE-FITTINO-CORSETS. I isetnenosorinii .UHRIVAlllOCOIISET I are now numsersa oy I MILLIONS. Pricessrsmuch rrductd MtDalRFCtivto AT CKNTCN NISI. t rhs Genuine, and beware of imitation, ASK ALSO FOR . THOMSON'S UNBREAKABLE ITtttS The bt foods mads Sm that the name of lOMSONana ine rMark.aCROwN.are I on every ConetAStcsl. 111 Annnnl Citlnlnsuo Vtarrtnbl nnd K lower Heed far 1878 rich in enararioira. will be Mnt KH K If., to all who anulr. Cnatoniersof laatseaaon nued not mrim for it. I olTr ene of the Ura:eet collec tions of regelahle seed evr Mint 011 1 by any eeed huuae in America, a large portion of which were grown on my six seed farms. Print ti dirmction for rultivotitm on mafh nusfcaae. All seed varrantrrl to be both frh ana true to name; so far, that should it prove otherwise teitl refill the order arati. New VetRb.eif a aitrrlitlty. Aa tho orivinal introducer of the Hub hard Bqunnh, Pliinney'a Melon, Mrblehead Oahbagea, Mexican (Jorn. 1 offer several new vegetables this aa aon.and invite the patronage of all vho arm anxious to have thir need directly from th grovier,J'riht true, and 0 ine very oeii trat. JAMV.H II, .1. (.RKKORY. iMnruh'hed, Mn USE THE Peerless Wringer. IT IS THE BEST. N. T. Office 106 Chambers Street. FACTORY-CINCINNATI, O. The Standard of the World. SCALES. AOENTH tOH. Miles' Alarm Money Drawers, Oscillating Pump Co.'s Pumps, Enterprise Co.'s Goods, The Improved Type Writer. FAIRBANKS & CO.. 311 Broadway, New York. FAlHItAXKS, tlROWX fr CO., Hit Milk Street Boaton, Mm HI Itht SI' m jmmm ES Ntli 'X Trd al!stampt OW4f!w' rv aaBkasa HCIKNTiriu ir.... -- imitate, in tne ID"r nf rn in tne i-crri, iu amntof a ho. the Beia-hinaT of in the forest, the eaenng oi ml, tne qnacuma iuu. a doc tm or iu. the bnm of a bee, tb be found. Then suddenly a squall in a closet whioh had not TBI V Noreltlea, Notions, Illottiated CJataloaoe free I Rl A, to Asenta. Boaton Norelty Oo., Boeton, Meas. f. TTT.TC? H KVOl.VKKM. Pnoe Hat free, Andrea GUNO great tf eater? Won Works. Pit tenors. P - a 1 in e'rtm'e. In the or ( . One nip!e tie Aildreta.l t V ltl'V. lofuiU Mreu. PMIIS Sre&.SrttJSSo I UUl U ft) Daniel V. Brattt, UflOO onlr Uh. Paper free S2500 , rvaaningitni r srenr. Arerts wanted everywhere. Bos. InoasstMCtlv ipgltimsrci-snicmaraireo Address J.VVobtu Co.. St. Louis Mo. AGENTS, READ THIS I We will par asenta s nninry oi i rrr id Kipeneea, to (ell nnr New and Wnndnrfnl Inreli- lions. Address L. H. SmtRMAN A Co., Marshall, Mich. CLOCKS E. INCiRAIIAM iV CO.'ja. Superior in design. Not et,naled In quality, or aa timeaeoners. Ask your Jeweler tor them. Agency-9 Oortlandt St., N. Y. $10 to $25 A IMV HUltK mde b asvatntJa Ml HrtsT OUT OhrOmC Crayons, Picture and Clbre- mo uaraa. i wrap worth Jjt-'jf Bentspoet-pslrt-for 83 Oente. Illustrated Oatalogne frr e. J. II. Bl!rl Pforo'h moms. rtoeion tsxamonaowvi WORK FOR ALL tn their own localities. oanTssains; for the Flrrsioe Visitor (enlarred) Weeklj and Monthlr. I-aresS I'nper In Ihe H'orld.with Mammoth Ohromoa free ssainsT ror tne rirraiuv and Monthly, l.arneet Addreaa P. . VH'KEUY. nis Uemmiaaiona to awmn. Terms and Onttlt Free Ansiietn. limine. P AGENTS WANTED FOR THE ictorial HISTORYoftheWORLD f ,n.ins at 9 flni hisstartaal eno-raTlnES and 1 2W) large double column pagee, and ia the most complete limtory of the World ever pnWliihed. It sells at eight. Send for specimen pages and extra terras to Agents, I and see why it sells faster than any ether book. Adtiress, - n atiowatj runiaianiHTt .u t-u..unmi. . . HOSPHO-NUTRITINE. The boat vitalizing Tonic, Relieving Mental and Physical PROSTRATION. NERVOUSNESS, BEBIIIIT, TEHALfl WEAKNESS. And all Impalrmonta of Brain and &erre System, Dracclita. Depot, 8 Piatt St., If. T, ATTLINC DBMON. WITH THE u m.v tli.a atnrtlin nn temntrance linok. I'T Hon. J. A. Dactts. Progrpaa of iiiirl TPnipr uliro and th Mnrihy .llorrmi'iit cvor tlie nbl --A ith hinmnhM. nortrnita. aililreasea and inci- iti.nta of the wonderful work of lireat Temwrince Apnatlea, Mornhy, RernoIHa, and nlhera rm-minai with nau-Hrfnl facia, ammiuut and illtiatraticna of tra onir a.oo. "i;m's wamtuw. ou,. re,rW'9. Addroa.. r v- - EVERETT HOUSE, Fronting Union Square HEW YORK. Finest Location in the City. European Plan- Restaurant Unsurpassed KEftXEtl Jb WEA VEH, Proprietor, o o PURE COD LIVEE OIL AND LIME. 0 T th I'nnnnmiif Ive. VtlborN C'ompotind or Cod Livb Oil and Limb, withont poatteasing the very nauseating flavor 01 tne article aa oereioiore umki, i. .nrinsrf 1 ha nhmanhatts of lima wit h a heal ins ttropertr which renders the oil doubly efficaciooa. Re mark able teatirooniala of its efficacy shown to those who deaire to see them. A. B. WiXBoit. Ohemist. lington. THE GOOD OLD STAND-BY. HEHC41 U0STU6 LWRIEIT FOR JIAX ASD BEAST. STaBLisrao 35 TUU Alwars aarM. AJaw rsad,. II wars hand,. Has anu f tallsd. rur nl'i'nia aa. fl It. jhs wbols world apRrovs V a Blorioosuld MoaUn-th. Bast and Ohsapsat Llntm.o OMlot.noa. V&osnusbnttla. Ths Hastens LlnlmMI itiro whsn notbing els. will. BOLD T AM. MKOIOI1SS1 VHMPKHS. SURE CI" UK for I.nnar salepasee Ccpper- IX a tillad Whlakv and Rsrlc f'niirfv- 'A a. par a allon ; 1 6 ota. and H I par Bottle. N.JVAN IIIDIL, 8 si Cbambers Btraet. New York SANDAL-WOOD A poeitire remed, for all diseases of Uk K Idaer a Bladder and I'risisitT Orstanaislaa traodla DrsB moon La "JSP leal Ceanplalnu. It nerj, prsdaees sicaneea. Is eerteia and speedr ia its aotion. It Is fast aaperaedis all ether remedie Blxtr eapsnlee ears in sli or dais. No otdr medlelne eaa do this. Bewara at I nattatUaa, for, owim to Its araa saoeeea, manr hare been ottered ; sone are most danaef DCMDAH UICK V CHJ.'i tf Sit (Mr arfes, eoHloMKf Oil , ammdahmd. sold ml all dr Atk for eifHlar. ar a.d tonaSaiirt Woetur mr,M, Hrm Fori. MYHIJ IS A