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* Attorney-at-Law.
Oskakwea, lowa. Buameas attended to in both
State asd Federal Court*. Office. rooms l and
t, over A M. Abraham # atore. north side A*
o*o. w. Lamarr. G*o C. Monos*.
Office over Oakalooaa National Bank. Oaka
looaa. lowa It
aad Notaries Public (Mice first door west of
Recorder's office. National Bank building.
Oakalooaa. lowa. itu
Robert kisbick.
aad Notary Puhlle. Oakalooaa. lowa. Office is
Centra otai block, over Franker# clothing
store, north side square. Practice in ell of the
coeru of the State. It
and goreremeat claim agent OHce ia Boyer
A Barnes’ block. Oakalooaa. lowa. Prompt at
tention given to 00l lectio na. Probate bust oca#
will receive careful attention. Business at
tended to ia tee U. 9 and State courts. lttf
* Attornpys-at-I#AW.
and Coileatloe Agent* Attend to any leaal
business la tbs Slate and Federal coarts en
trusted to them. Oflkce over N. Oppenbelmer
A Cat boot sod shoe store, south side of ”,
Oakalooaa. low*. lttf
Jana# Cuaou. Oasiicl Davis.
F. F Evans.
Oakalooaa. lowa, will practice in ail court*.
Col lectio as made a special feature. OHos over
Frank*! A Ook. Bank. Branch office at New
bharoo. It
J. A- it. Caookaax. J.Q. Ceookham.
* Attorneys-at Law,
Oakalooaa. lowa. OHos over Mahaska County
Bask, snathwnot corner public square. Cof
iaetinas made aad remitted pro—-'Uy Convey
aaetng done. It
50888 SHOEING.'
Tolbert A Miller, Blacksmiths,
at their aid mead west of PoatoHon, will do
•baaing aa law as any other shop in Oakaloo
aa. It
Vy o. F. meets oe first aad third Monday
evaatags of each moath at Odd Fellows Hall.
VUmag Patriarchs cordially ianted to attend
8. L. Hitm,C.F
B. B. fitaaocr. Serine. _ s*
Mahaska lodgb no. m. i. o. o. f„
meets every Saturda# evening rt the Odd
totorf HaA ns Meek aovth of the PesmAee
VMMag brothers cordially rented to amend.
caas. Vast, w. l Hon.
—eratary [WJ N 6.
” Auctioneers,
Baatdemce 1U mttaa aorth of Oakalooaa. lowa.
Charges very wmanaahM. ti mlpd
Licensed CSty Scavenger.
AH wort doth with ueataaas aad despatch
Waaraama all work. Postogkw box filk fifims
|11A& W. TftACT.
Civil Engineer.
Oftss ami ratfifi am High street, t Works
asst of rent Ho • * Oak Won*#. lowa. fifcf
psu to more mosey right away thaa aaythte*
alto to ttis wmto, ail of either sex. #noosed
from first hour Tbs bread read w forte so
a pore biffs# i too workore. sksoiuttf sure. At
ores sftdrea Twos ft Cm. tifist. Mw -
jtrrtvm. Departs.
IT«' I[ M — lt.l» r.n S:lS>. a.
imaaoMn T:M r. a. M* a. a.
Ctoao wrung Mato at too ® ■** ®»T«-
Nrtiaitia tor ofl awi
pot »w nek aw. to. w. Paica. Apea*.
*Aaato lAmmA ®Btotoa**
vaav. a*rr
fMMaav.M ... . Oto A- a Hlt.a.
r—nijt nfam **-—•- Mr.a
toiaaiMto «:t*r a. itoMr.a.
mm torCHan
PtoWWW w»d fji^" 1
ltoaMa»w.T?.. likra Swi
barir«liik»tfML k«(k (HiM aalw
ow»|toi tok fat aad afl aaobarw
■Mato; MHton mm tor to iMkarfjto
frcfcwio—l Ctods.
111 under Ul< hand will be charred
■cab* fallowing VMM:
nr* l taw m tan, gar year M 00
Iva eddWoaal Ife 1 OO
<Mm tmdoor east of Hawkias Urea. Uaary.
- llrTtbn Watton^oof
7 c. WUXI NS. M. D~
CMBee front imh #nr Oolta My?*
Clofetav ttort, went aide of
onfiaM Harrteoe street eppowie 0 P CMgah.
• Physician and Surgeon.
Sanrtaml operations of tbe *ye a aeeoiaity.
Office at Nan Sharoe. lowa. »•_
• Physician and Surgeon.
Offioa oa vast ad* of public square, orte
M >*« Andenoa • wUlinery lore 1»
. Dentist.
oa aoots aid* of Square over J. M. Joeee
a u»‘t. abae store Nitrous Oxide oas used
tor painful operations.
Surgeou Dentist.
Office ta Rxrhaace Mock, oo High street.
Oakaloosa. leva, over J. w. Morgen • dru*
atora. !L
Phyician and Surgeon.
Office oa Markat street, over Bo ft' A Barnes’
atom. Residence two Mocks soutfe aad two
tinx. ti areffiof 1*
*-* Magnetic Healer.
Office at bta resldeace. tkre* Mocks directly
touts of poatoffioe. Is prepared to treat ail dis
eases except deafncas wits general satisfac
tion Twins, flO for 90 treatment*. Ha will
always be found at Some. 1*
Physician and Surgeon,
Oakakwaa. lowa. Office northerns ooraer of
square, middle rooms up Stairs In new Masonic
building Kesideaoe oo High street. 1 blocks
east of square. Telephone connection at office
and reaidance with all parts of the city. IS
CatKirh, Throat A Lung Physician,
A nd Specialist for Chronic generally.
C MiulutioD pwwullj or by letter. Office
■ >d Diapeosyar over Ways’ Drug Store, w eat
Ri(h Street Office hours from *tol* A. M.. and
from lto 5 r a. Oowslutioe free. nlfi
D.t Homu.M.D. R.C. HorruAS. M. D.
* Physicians and Surgeons.
Office two doors north of Simpson M. K
church, near 8. K corner of square. Oakalooaa.
lowa Residence oo Main street, three blocks
east of tbs publis square. J*tf
J. L- corn*. J. S. Hoiwa
C- orris a hodge.
Homeopathic Physicians & Surgeons.
Win attend all calls, day or night. Office la
the rreakel room# in Union block. Dr. I'uin’t
residence, comer of Ellen and Jefferson; Dr
Hodge’s, r*#ide*oe oe North Market Street, is
• Attorney-at-Law,
and Notary Public. Rose Hill. lowa. lhtf
W. 8. KvwotTiT. O. N. Poses.
Streets Block. Oshalonaa lowa. Sylpd
Oakalooaa, lowa. Otßce over Gotdaa Eagle
•tore . .. n*‘
and Notary Public. Office Weat Side Square.
O.kshaoaa. lowa. «tf
** • Attorney-at-Law,
and Notary Public. Proat room, up stairs, in
Parkhurat’a new building Oakalooaa, la. IStf
A ttorney s-al-La w.
Office in Phoßclx block Oakalooaa. lowa.
Bur ov## promptly attaaded to. ltti
and Notary Public. office over Levi'# store.
lakaiouea. lowa- lhtf
** Attorney-at-l Aw.
Coliectioo# promptly attended to. Office on
north tide, over Franker# bank It
Oatalooaa. lowa Office over Knapp A Spald
-1 Ob’s hardware store. It
Oekalooea lowa. w-|| practice in aii the
oo’irta Office over the Oakaloosa National
Bank. lttf
VOL. 36, NUMBER 34.
__ BAKIN 6 . __
J. A. L- c books am, B. 8. Howard,
PmgMaax. V.-Pree.
JOBS K Bark** Cashier.
OrgEßixed Under the State Laws.
PAID UP CAPITAL, 1100,000.
Stockholders liable for doable the amount
of Capital Stock
J. A. L. Crook bam. w. A. Bcevere, John O
Malcolm Milton Crook ham. Jacob Vernon.
W.li Rhlnehnrt. K Redman, W.C.
England John Voorbeee,
John Nash, and
19 H. S. Howard.
fs H. Sbktkrs. d. W. Douura,
Pree. W. A. Liitdlt, V.-Prea.
Oskaloosa National Bant
Wa. H SBXTXB*. J W.McMcllih.
J. H. Grabs. D. W Lori no,
H. L. Srnncßß. M. L. Lrvi.
Jaws MoCflloch.
Pirst National Bank, New York.
Gilman. Son A Co., New York
First National Bank. Chicago.
Hide A Leather Nat'l Bank. Chicago.
19 Davenport Nat'l Baak, Davenport-
The Oldest Bank in Mahaska County.
Will receive deposits and transact a general
banking, exchange, and collection buMneaa.ibe
same ss an Incorporated bank
Exchange on all the principal cities of the
United States and all citiee of Europe bought
and add at sums to suit the purchaser*.
Passage tickets to and from all points la
Europe for sale as tbs lowest rates
Collections will receive prompt attention
We do a strictly legitimate banking business,
and give tbe wants of customers special at
tention. 19
JMO SI lßtl JHO. H. WiSRtR,
President. Caahier.
L. C. Bliscraku, f ice-Prealdent.
The Farmers & Traders
CAPITAL 1100,000.
Jno. SiebeL, L C. Blanchard,
T. J. Blaokstone, 6. B. McFall,
H. W McNeill. Matthew Plcken.
P. W. Phillips, Peter Stumps,
J. 8 Whitmore.
First National Bank. Chicago.
Metropolitan National Bauk. New York.
19tf Valley National Bank. St. Louis.
Cowan & Hambleton’s
Loan A Abstract Office.
1200.000 to loan at * per cent Interest on Ove
years time; borrowe- V sving the op
tion to pay part or all of prin
cipal after first year.
We aleo have a complete -et of Abstract Books
Lands and Town Lots
in Mahaska County. lowa.
OHce in front room of new Masonic building,
north-east comer of Public Square
Israel M. Gibbs, Broker
Loans of all kind# negotiated. Mercantile
paper bought and sold. Room S. over Farmers
Trader-’ Ban k. Oskalooaa. lowa. IttP
I have on my books a large number of farms
and ho'jo vs in town; also many thousand acres
of wild lan l. If you have real estate to soil or
wish to buy. glvo me s call. 1 pay taxes in any
part of the >tate. t'ooveyancing dooe. Office
in Boyer h Btrne*’ block. Oakaloosa. lowa
One hundred nice building lota ia Lacey's addi
tion to i takaioosa. IV
Land Agenoy.
Farms aud Town Property for
Sale, Taxes Paitl, ami
Conveyancing Done.
Office over Oskalooaa National Bank.
I*l LmHtrty A Morgan.
Real Estate & Loan Apt.
in large or small amount*, on long or abort
time hti
•100.000 la 1100.000
Money to Loan!
At Six Per Out Auuual
on S years' time, ia loans of ffSSO and uowards;
with privilege of paying fiioo and score in an
nual payments, if desired.
Residence and Garden
Small Farm Plots For Sale.
I am sow prepared to sell in small or large
iota to suit purchasers, sod at reasonable fig
ures, the whole of the farm known a# the
lying between the lowa City and Burlington
roads, immediately »>ntlguous to the citv, asd
now occupied as tenants by L- V. and J. U.
The farm ia divided by the C. R I ft P and
lays convenient for division into Plots for
bined. It U believed to be
Underlaid with Coal !
and has good drainage and water facilities.
A complete plan and survey o* the property
may be seen at tne office of Im. O. Malcolm
Part of the purchase money may be secured
oe say plot bought, II deaf rod.
I have for sale the following bargains in
Farms and Town Property:
Farm 1» sores, H miles from the city, price
fto per acre.
Farm 1» acres, near town price S3O per sere
Farm to acres, near town, first-risas improve
ments: price fiJ.WJO.
Farm to seres, near Barnes City. s2* per
Farm tto acres, good stock farm. 7 miles
from town; $» per acre.
Farm 41 acres, t alles from city, price ftMto.
IS lota, northwest part of city, six* texlto;
prior ffttoeaeh.
House and let. «4xi«. I»
House aad lot. toxtlk ***,
House and lot. toxisfi. Ron.
House sad five lots. tuno.
Business lot. toil*, fl.lto
Home asd .at. fifcrlto. s».♦«*.
House smd lot. toxMO. Not.
I also bars otbet property, constating of
laods aad town lota, st my books for sals. Bee
am before buying
tatf J. M. Herron.
Riel Estate & Laid Apicy
Bio-lb iaat wrar PabHc Squ*r«. tram rooaaa
•a wood *oor at tbe new Maoontc balidnp.
TW foil..win* arc a tom of too dm; barrator
tM or dare la Meal Mrt.tr, la Oakalooaa aad
M*baofea ooon*7; >to raafetooco lota wbiab wo
will Mil f«r tow tototatlMO aatooo; all oo
taw tt partM* bottd
tO. —lo> aad boom witb toor mm
hat to*'-
iJt**-- •
■«, JOG. Tarm ofl Wootoa. tom boom. to
JU, 100-ftonltoaiwa. two booaaa aad
olErlipmVcMeoU. Price CSMu
too. )fi-lA IH towy boooa. toe. Prioa
Wo. 1I&-U, IH «*wy boooa. too. Prim
lift-* aama of »uod. wild load for
two wwum ot wowmiooii. mot
Wo bar* aawf otlwr Pona aad foot Prop
ortfat tor oam W wblab wo bar* arM ryw h
— - - * ***
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The Weekly Oskaloosa Herald.
a i|| A ■ more money than at anything
Ml 1 |\| else ny taking an agenev for the
VV I I m beat selling took out. Begin
ners succeed grandly. Noaa fall. Terms free.
Hallrtt Book Co-. Portland. Maine.
Josib D. DnNsHii-MiinmL. Hurst
Thorough Instruction given in all departments
of Art work, including Art Needle work.
City and Farm
Snrveying. and Drainage.
Road* and I>rain« staked out and Grade* es
tablished. Plats showing buildings, fences, lo
cation and grade of drains, sixes of tile to be
used. etc. Landscaping and drafting. Oonee
pondence solicited.
STOOD* RI». i Oskaloosa. lowa.
I'IVKIOk. f Office west of d. W. Corner
Public Square. nMNf
Booksellers, Stationers,
Wall Paper Dealers,
117 West High Street, and 120
West Main Street,
Oskaloosa. It «. 19
cojrrmACTOK yoR
Steam Heating, Plumbiug.
Agent for the Hax ton Base Burning Boilers;
dealer in Iron Pipe, rtttings and Brass Goods
Lead Pipe. Rubber Hose. Packing, iron and
Wood Pumps, Sewer Pipe, Gas Fixtures. Ac.
No. 214 West High Street.
19 Oskaloosa. lowa.
Boot & Sloe Maifactnror,
Has reopened big *bop at his old stand, second
door west of the Burnett House, where l
would be pleased to see all my old customers
and all others that may favor me with a call.
Many years of experience has enabled me to
please the most fastidious.
Try the CO A,, from John Bardeen’ New Shaft.
It is of good quality and gives general
satisfaction. AH orders left st
on the southeast corner of the square, or at
on the southwest corner of the square, or at
on High street, will receive prompt attention
This mine is on the Beacon road one ante from
town. nfi&yt
Before You Start West
and ret yeur AMMUNITION, also yourCLA Y
PIGEONS at wholesale and retail priced.
Family ft Fancy Groceries
of all kinds, and FLOUR and FRED
Old Givens Building.
I*f Otkaloota » - - - low*.
Henry Walling#
Dealer in
Building Material of all Kinds,
and contractor of
Cisternß, Flues and Cellars
Built on short notion Also have good Brick
for sale at lowest market price
nlVtf Oakaloosa lowa
Fresh Family and Fancy
Queensware and Glassware,
Provisions of All Kinds
In their season, go to
i* Southeast Corner of Squara.
Mrs. J. Larrie Morgan
has removed her
to west side of square, with Miss Anderson,
where -be will be pleased to meet aii her old
friend- and many new one#. A fine assortment
in all the latest styles Orders taken, and work
from Combings neatly and promptly done.
Also hair jewelry in all its branches lam also
prepared to do all kinds of stamping for BRAID
ING and BMBKOIDRKING. having many hun
dreds of the latest designs. Patterns manu
factured and for sale at from five cents upward.
J/O OSKALOOSA yyr /jjj
Practical Bookkeepers. Business Penmen, ft
egraph Operators. Shorthand and Typo
Writers thoroughly fitted.
Our Normal Penmanship is not surpassed by
any other school in the United States. Send
stamp for specimen. W. L. Howe.
J. A. Wcsoo,Xßecratary. [l*] President.
Obtained, asd ah PATENT BUSINESS at
tended to for MODE HATE PEES.
Our office Is opposite the U. 8. Patent Of
fice. and we can obtain Patents in less time than
those remote from WASHINGTON.
a* to patentability free of barge: aad we make
We refer here to the Postmaster, the Boot, of
Money Order Dtv., and to otoctala of the U. B.
Patent Office. For circular, advioe. terms and
retoreooes to actual clients in your own State
or County, write to
C. A. SNOW Sc CO.,
Opp- Patent Ofilee, Was togtoa. D||C.
Prices of Fire Insurance
often seem high to property owners, bat It
should not be lorgottea that a property or
buMneaa which will not warrant toe ex
pense of proper insurance had bet
ter be dls pored of sad tha capi
tal employed In it securely
Invested in Securities
yielding s leas profit, but which cannot be de
stroyed by ire. In short, Isa cam rocs
Pbopsbtt or go out of business and
when insuring be sure you get the
beat, which can always be oto
talned from
lasnrance Agency, North Mde of Squara, over
FraokeTs Bank. »
Oslaloosa Marble Worts.
F. W. McCall,
Dealer ia
Muawa Toatoa. Hoad tooao*. fro tab aa
Award* e ifraaiio Mtuarttg. too.
g”? jg
tjuL* 'rtf * ri-y «t%aloab»r aaaplo aor at
»soto Ida* win pot raw to Mo way of maktaa
More ataof la a tow toft thaa yam ooar
tbaogbt taatlMo tt nr baalaom Capital aot
imsM. Too oaa Ora at botao aad word la
twin ttoaa otrty. or all Ido Utto. Alt of both
OKtoa. at att mgm, gyaadly raoaiaafal. to mow
to *3 oaafiy oarnad «w» mwiaf. That all
want to word way tart ibr battaaat, wo aakt
tfefc waaoraliatod otfort 1% aU o'bo an act woU
aaittiad wo wW aood oaa dollar to ooy ftortbo
tooobtoof wrtttagab ltofl pafwliiri. Photo
J. H. Sheak,
Will pay the highest market price in Cash
For all kinds ot Brail.
<*n the Central of lows Bail way Track, West
High Street, Oskaiooea. lowa. nit
H. Snyder & Son,
will sell ss cheap ss any other house in tha
city. If you want s sack of the
is the city, call on us.
Everything Fresh.
IS H. Snyder Sl Son.
Oskaloosa, lowa,
W. E. VERNON, Prop.,
Prom One to Twelve Horae Power.
Machinists’ Supplies,
Including Shaftings, Puneya, Leather and Rub
ber Belting, Steam Fittings, etc . etc.,
furnished on short notice and at
very reasonable rates.
of all kinds neatly and quickly done. Call on
me before you buy anything In my line.
Shops One Block North of Ex
change Block.
nlHf W. g. VERNON
Seevers & Neagle’s
13 lbs Granulated Sugar SI.OO
14 lbs Standard A Sugar 1.00
15 lba Extra C Sugar. 1.00
30 lbs Good Brown Sugar 1.00
8 lbs Good Green Coffee 1.00
8 lbs Good Brown Coffee 1.00
1 lb Can Best Full Weight Baking
Powder. 25
1 lb Desiccated Cocoanut 30
1 lb Good Young Hyson Tea 30
1 lb Fancy Mixed Tea 50
80 kinds of Canned Goods, per can 10
1 lb Salmon. 15
2 lbs Salmon. 25
Celebrated White Rose Flour, per
sack. 1.25
20 Bars White * issianSoap 1.00
All Standard Brands Plug Tobac
co, per lb 50
Earthenware, 3 gallons for 25
Southwest Corner Pub-
lie Square. «yt
Steam Plow Shop.
1 have oe hand and for aale a large stock of
Home Made, Spring, Platform
and Lumber Wagons.
Alto a full line of
Farm Tools*
Aa good m the market affords.
Plow and Reaper Re
pairing a Specialty.
Good* warranted to give ■atisiuction in aii
ease*. Come in and see ua and
give ua a trial.
First door north of Burnett House, In Red
Front Building "1#
The justly celebrated Trotting Stallion,
a Kentucky bred, who made a record on the
track at cur Fair Grounds of Biff’S. He is a
Grandson of Rysdyk’s Hambletonian and the
matcble** Alroont- BeßAlfilV will make the
Season of 18BS at the Fair Grounds. Oskalooaa.
at $96 00 the reason. Ail falling to prove in foal
can be returned free next Season, if the horeets
living and ownership unchanged, thus giving
our people here a rare opportunity to breed to
a first-class stallion at borne. AU those having
well bred mares should appreciate this, indeed,
and especially his low tees, considering bis
breeding. AU wishing to breed to this noble,
young Stallion should now make their eimage
menu at onoe, before bis book la full. Those
wishing his breeding cards or extended pedi
grees can send to Wm Bdwards, Br.KUaworth,
or H. H. Price, Oakalooaa, low*.
fifiwfi Trainer sad Driver, Oskalooaa, lowa.
All of mjr Herd, ooostaUng of
Coming through Americas, (not Profitable); the
oalg ones of this family In Lmerica free from
the eeventeen. Abel SM2. or Ernesty Cross,
• of the
IMP AGNES and 5 of
families; most of them in calf, and Ifi young
bulls from mate; all of exeel lent breeding and
colors. They
them ii hJCwr |#il i iiism sale, for much
lam than the hr valuewhere know*, aad when
desired, five ample time st low tfifereet Cat
aMfiteee tor parties desiring la purchase, Feb.
“l” Wm, T, Smith.
Eye and Ear Physician.
1 A f
The Merchants National Bank, of
Ohio, is recognised as one of the prosper
ous financial concerns of that busy city ;
and M. C. Warn, Esq., is well known as
its Assistant Cashier. Mr. Warn has a
daughter who suffered severely from rheu
matism. Although only thirteen years
old, this obstinate disease took a firm hold
of her, and for months tortured her. Hear
ing that Mr. Warn had used Athiophoros
to restore the young lady to health and
anxious to know the effect of the medicine
on one so young, a gentleman called upon
Mr. Warn, to ask for information about it,
which Mr. Warn very courteously gave
in this wise:
‘'My daughter was indeed a sufferer.
1- or several months she was laid up with
rheumatism, and unable to go to school
or to attend to her studies at home. We
were quite pexplexed to know what
to do about it, for the disease did not yield
to the ordinary remedies of the physicians.
After she had endured much pain, I heard
of Athiophoros, and tried a bottle. I was
astonished, both at the completeness of the
cure and the promptness with which it
was brought about. 1 had supposed that a
medicine so powerful as this might have
left some unpleasant effects, but it is now
many months since she was cured, and
there has been nothing of the kind, nor has
there been any return of the disease. My
daughter is as well as ever, attends her
school regularly, and is taking her usual
inte rest in her studies. I have good reason
to hold Athiophoros in very high esteem,
and freely to recommend it to all who are
afflicted with rheumatism
From the Bank the gentleman went to
the drug store of Messrs. Van Slone &
Crosby. On asking Mr. Crosby what he
knew about Athiophoros, that gentleman
replied: “‘We have sold a good deal of it,
and 1 have heard of its doing much good
in manv cases.
“Their names? Well, there is one just
around the corner from here. He is a
barber, working at Flower's barber shop
on Jefferson avenue.
On asking Mr. Flower about rheumatism,
he replied, “no, 1 haven't the rheumatism,
but my man Thomas had it, and that —
that What-dye-call-it, with the long name
—that knocked it out of him. Better wait
and see him ; he’ll be here in a few min
utes.” Presently in came Mr. G. W.
Thomas, a bright and cheery looking
young man of aliout thirty, who looked as
if he had never suffered an ache. “Surely
you are not the man who was laid up with
“Yes, I am the man, was his reply, and
f was ail crippled up with it, so that I
couldn’t work. Yes, that Athiophoros is
the stuffl I would give twenty-five dol
lars for a bottle rather than go without it.
The rheumatism came on me when I was
at work in Chicago. 1 was sick a long
while. My first attack was in the fall of
1883. I tried liniments and everything
else I could get. You know in a "barber
shop every body who comes in recommends
something orother. Well, 1 took them all.
1 had to quit work. One Saturday night
I was helped home from the shop, for I
could not walk. On the way I got a bottle
of Athiophoros. I liked the idea of it, be
cause it didn’t offer to cure everything;
onlv rheumatism and neuralgia. 1 was
undressed and put to bed, for I could not
help myself. I took two tea-spoonfuls of
the medicine, in milk.* When I had had
it down about two hours I began to feel
numb. Now, I was not in pain. In about
an ho .J a half after that I felt prickly
all over, «o if with a lot of needles. Then
I sweated. Oh! what a sweat I By Wed
nesday morning I was able to be at work
again. Since that I have never lost a day.
1 took ,ti all about three bottles.
“We yon ought to see my old land
lady. old ilrs. Bm‘th. She is 73 years old.
Bhe had taken pretty much everything for
her rheumatism; but no good. I had about
enough of t! ia medicine left for two doeee,
and 1 gave it to her. She took it, and it
relieved her at onoe. Then she got an
other bottle. That waa two months ago.
She ha* had no return of the rheumatism;
nor have I either.”
If you cannot get ATHLoraoKoe of your drug
gist, we will send It express paid, on receipt of
regular price—one dollar per Dottle. We prefer
that you buy It from your druggist, but If be
hasn’t 1L do not be persuaded to try something
else, but order at once from us, as directed.
ATHhOPBoaoe Ca, 11* Wall street, New York.
“I ache all over!" What a eommoq ex
pression; and how much it rqeaqs to rqany
a poor sufferer! These aches h av ® a
cause, and rr\ore frequently than is gener
ally suspected, the cause is the Liver or
Kidneys. No disease is more p.infut or
serious thaq aqd no renqedy is so
prorqpt ->qd etfective as
No remedy has yet been discovered
is so effective iq all IHONEY AND
SIA, etc., aqd yet it is simple and fjarrq
less. Scieqce aqd nqedical skill have
combined with wonderful success
herbs which nature f\as providod for tf>e
cure of disease It strengthens aqd in
vigorates the whole system.
Hon. Tbaddeus Sr-vroa, the distinguished Con
rwwutn. once wrote to a fellow member who was
•uffmtur from indigestion and kidney disease:
" Try Mishler-s Herb Bittern, I believe n will cure
yon. I have need it for both indigestion and affec
tion of the kidney*, and it to the moat wonderful
combination of idWal herbs I ever aw.'
625 Commerce St., Philadelphia.
Parker's Pleasant Worm Syrup Hewer Fail*
Skk Headache and relieve all the troubles Inci
dent to s bilious state of the system, such as Dis
staeaa, Nanaea, Drowsiness, Distress after eating,
Pain in the Side, Ac. While their most remark
able ancciaa has beta shown hi coring
- Liver PUJaateequally
valuable in Cotmupatioii, curing and inerwiti ig
this annoying complaint, whiiethey also correct
all disorders cf the wtn”4fh stimulate the Uver
the bow4t,,Bvm If they only amft
Ache they ewiM be almost prieeleea to thoes who
naffer frrea this distressing complaint; butteto
antetr thair goodness does notend here, and those
who once tryttaamwni pOtara^
ga. , wisar ,^sss, sS ~w
Is thabme of so sassy line that hen to when wo
make oar gnat boast. Oar pills care It white
Others lo sot . ,
Carter's Little Line POJs an t»»7 wnatl a»4
nry easy to take. One or two pilto makes dose.
Ttwir are strictly ngetehto tai&w* gripew
pan bat br thetr gentis aetloa plane <ail wig
neethem. fn Ttaleiu » cents; #n for ft. MM
by druggists everywhere, or aaat by naC.
Many a Lady
is beautiful, ail but her skin;
and nobody has ever told
her how easy it is to put
beauty on the skin. Beauty
on the skin is Magnolia
®f food* ©T Urge vofoe. tfeal Will Mart foults
work Hurt MU a* ooeo brlaf joo ta iteooey foot'
arjtaan.aortblag oUe about
IMMaMrTIO fcttliQii tertU work*
lowa Eyes See Alabama—An In
teresting Letter—Facts and
Figures by a Close Observer.
Selma, Alabama. March 18,1885.
Selma, or tbe “Central City” of Ala
bama, is in the heart of tbe cotton, of ten
called the Black Belt. From the asso
ciations, which, in common with many
southern towns, the war has given it,
and because it is a typical southern city,
to one from the north it possesses much
of interest. It is located immediately
on the north bank of the Alabama river,
and has a population of some ter, thous
and, a very large proportion of them be
ing negroes. It is a sleepy old place;
and, though it is vainly trying to get
up a boom, the manufacturing and min
ing towns of the state will hereafter be
the centers of population.
is flat and sandy. The st reets are broad,
and in the winter season the residences
present a dilapidated appearance. Side
walks and pavements away from the
business portion are few, thesan J mak
ing mud a thing unknown. As the
spring advances, thev say that the
towu takes on a very different ap’ iar
ance, the trees and all vegetation film
ing a perfect Eden of beauty, wh : ’e the
air is ladened with tbe fragrance of
the the thousands of blooms and flowers.
But as spring wears into summer,
which is the dry season, the foliage of
the trees and shrubs, becoming cover
ed with dust, change to a dirty, un
pleasant brown; and not only that,but
the dust whirls and eddies and dlls tbe
air, enters the houses, settles every
where, and makes life, it would seem,
almost a burden. This has been an un
usually severe winter, although the
thermometer has not registered lower
than 15 above zero. A very light snow
fell, some three or four inches, which
endured but a day. That is
they have had for four years. There
is no end for rain in winter, and. in
deed, there has not been enough of sun
shiny weather here to justify the ap
pellation of the “Sunny South.” Yet,
on some lawns the grass has been green
for several weeks, and certain trees are
partially leaved. The weather is
changeable, and I think one suffers as
mueh from the chilly, damp air here as
he would from the crisp, cold air of the
north; and the latter is so bracing and
invigorating. So score one ahead for
the “Nobby North.” And if as healthy
here as claimed, why is it that of about
25 cases of meningitis, this winter, in
this city, without exception, all have
proved fatal ? They have
establishments—a cotton factory and a
cotton seed oil mill. The cotton seed
oil mill receives its seed from the gins
throughout the country, and almost
every part of it is utilized. It is first
linted t»y being run through a closely
set, fine-toothed gin called a linter. The
cotton sat ed in this way makes battiug.
The seeds are then hulled, and from
the meal, after steaming, is expressed
the oil. This operation leaves the meal
in cakee, which are then reduced to
meal again. The meal is used both at
home and in the north as feed for stock.
The barreled oil goes largely to the
north, perhaps the most of it to New
York, and after refining, is employed
in adulterating almost any oil of twice
or more its value, as for example, olive
oil* It is said to answer quite well in
stead of lard; and, as these mills, in
the la3t decade, have sprung up all over
that portion of the south where cotton
is king, it must, to a certain extent, ef
fect the market for the hog product of
the north*'* i*, and may develop into a
very important rival. The proprietor
of this mill came from the north since
the war, and has grown wealthy. Y xgy
much of whatever progressiveness
there is here is due to northern men
and money.
is spanning the stream at this place
with a toll-bridge. A small steam fer
ry has hitherto been the only means of
crossing. But if Selma wants to enjoy
even so much as a “baby l*oom," she
should see to it that the bridge is speedi
ly made a free one. Another stoek is
erecting at a cost of sls,(*W to $3 >.OOO,
an Academy of Music on the site of the
old theatre, burned near a year ago.
They have five railroads here, only
two lines of any good to the place, and
a tri-weekly line of steamers from
Mobile. This is the bead of navigation
in summer; in winter, they go on to
Montgomery, one of the best business
places in the State. They have here
eight wholesale groceries, all doing a
big business.
There are
and two compresses. The construc
tion of a compress is exceedingly exten
sive, and it is able to reduct the origin
al bales of cotton to one half their size.
This is done for facility in shipping.
Some of the railroads and all of the
ocean ships will not receive uncom
pressed cotton, a* they are able to take
twice the amount when the bulk is
compressed, and the danger of sponta
neous com bastion is greatly redued.
A description of the cultivation,
harvesting, warehousing and market
ing of
would make a chapter of itself. It is
enoagh to say that the planters pursue
the most reckless and pauperizing
methods of agriculture, are fully a
score of years behind the times, and
continue to raise cotton when it ceases
to be fairly remunerative. The ne
groes do most of the work and cling to
the antiquated tools and ways. The
entire crop, even to the seed which is
a good fertilizer, is sold. A good aver
age is a bale to an acre of four to six
hundred pounds; after the expense of
cultivation, the warehouse charges
(the warehouses are really storage
and not speculating concerns) compress
charges, and the cost of imported
fertilizers, chiefly guano, there is little
if anything left.
is an interesting study. Many of them
seem shiftless and trifling, as they re
ally are. On the other hand, several
of them have grown comparatively
rich. I know of two liverymen who
have good barns, teams and rigs, and
one of them has also a planation. But
as yet, such men among them are the
exception. They seem to be happy, if
at the end of the year, they are able to
square their accounts, unheeding pro
visions for the future. They do nearly
all the manual work and bouse serv
ice; and a negro, mule, and dray, make
a typical Southern outfit, Saturday
and especially Saturday afternoon is a
holiday with them. You can then get
them to do no work, and the business
streets in the day and in the evening
the Washington market are thronged;
by them. Sunday is still more of a
holiday. They have at least five
churches in Selma, with preachers of
their own race. In fact, they are al
lowed to amuse themselves in almost
any way, except in politics.
even the ladies, term the negroes “nig
gers;” and on dropping into their court
one morning, the judge from the bench
used the term ffreely,* although there
were several of them present as wit
nesses and jurors. They deal with
them chiefly on a cash or security
basis. Very few of them are credited.
The merchants say if they trust th4m,'
it drives their trade away, as a negro
will not return to trade whßre he owes
a debtor, the payment of which he
seeks to avoid. On the other hand the
merchants, Jew and Gentile alike,
At every little “X" road can be found
a store, which, like a leech, sucks the
year’s profits from the blacks. As
soon as the cotton crop is far enough
advanced to enable the merchant to
determine its probable value, he takes
a mortgage upon it, and sells at enor
mous profits goods to the negro to
nearly the amount of the mortgage
during the three or four month*' the
crop is being harvested and marketed.
He then takes the entire proceeds of
the crop, and for the ensuing eight
mouth* discountooonces trade from
the negro, only crediting him what lit
tie he moat. The black cannot borrow
and pays from tbiftrwte up. The truth
is, tb«Bontberaars do not wish the ne
groes to leave; not want to do
could be desired than that the negro
should do the work, raise and market
the crop, and then turn over to the
while man all the proceeds. The late
Legislature has just repealed the crop
lien law, but they are using a “waive
note,” by which they seek to achieve
tbe same end.
It goes without saying, that the
and politically they are little better. I
have met a good many white men here,
who say unhesitatingly that this “is a
white man’s country,” and that wealth
and intelligence must hereafter rule.
And they are doing it! In this city,
the negro vote is either intimidated or
not counted, and they make no secret
of it. It seems but simple justice that
the negro should either have his legal
rights, or else the representation of the
bouth should be proportionately re
duced, if such a thing were only pos
insist that the negro is of such an ut -
terly inferior race that he cannot be
educated to any extent But what bet
ter refutation is wanted than the fact
that in South Carolina, one of the
judges of the Supreme Court, up to
within about four years ago, was not
only a thoroughbred African and Yale
giaduate, but a lawyer and judge of ac
knowledged ability r That is perhaps
as good a test of capacity as any other
that can be suggested. The negroes
figure in ihe courts as the chief crimi
nals. have been several judicial
executions during my short stay, but
the crimes for which they were execu
ted merited the penalty. It seems a
long and ill journey before the black
will attain anything like a satisfactory
condition, politically and legally.
Alabama is destined to a great future.
It has extensive pine forests, of better
quality thaa those of Georgia, and
when they are developed, it will have
among the most extensive coal and
iron producing districts of the Union.
Brierfield, Anniston, Columbian*,
Birmington, Tecumseh, and others, aie
already doing a large business. In the
Tecumseh mines, W. T. Sherman is a
stock-holder, after whom the mines
and town were named. Birmingham
now leads all southern points in coal
and iron production. It will in a few
years be second only to Pittsburg. Pig
iron is delivered on board the cars at
$12.50 per ton, and the freight to Now
York City is about $3.25 per ton of
2,268 pounds, and intermediate points
in proportion. On account of not
thoroughly skilled labor, and other
causes, the quality of the pig iron will
not yet admit of the manufacture from
it of steel.
(the white schools) grade ainnit the
same as tbe Oskaloosa schools. They
are called “free schools.” They say
that northerner would unite with them
in the poiicv pursued as a means of
self-protection. And without more
experience,one cannot gainsay them;
especially, when it is considered that
this (Dallas) county has only 8,000
whites to 40,000 blacks! Yet a con
tingent fee of $2.00 per year is required
from the Bth (lowest) grade to 3rd in
clusive, and $3.00 per year and a month
ly rate of about $2.00 for the 2nd. Ist
and high school grades. Good school
accomodations are presented for the
blacks, and the contingent fee is abated
in cases of poverty. As a people, the
Southerners seem true to
Sociable and «pleasant they are, as
well as very obliffing. Accost a person
on tne street, desiring information, and
he insists on going out of his course' to
direct you, wnile a busy Northerner
would be content with giving the turns
to right and left. They are given to
pleasure seeking and making, and it is
a rushing day, when a gentleman can
not leave his business to attend asocial
gathering. The ladies are charming,
excellent conversationalists, and very
many are possessed of much beauty.
They are devotees of the ballet, dom
estic in their tastes, and happily not
as y?t given to discussing the topics so
common in the north of “woman’s
work," “woman’s suffrage,” etc. As the
majority of young men are married at
24 or 25. the ladies, averaging much
younger, one can infer what the woman
regards as her sphere iu life. All in
all, a more genial, affable, and whole
souled people do not exist than they of
this Southern sunnv clime.
Yet vours for lowa, “first, last, and
always ” x.y. z.
Many Interesting Facts About
lowa’s Highways of Commerce
Gathered From the Commission
ers’ Report.
VinUm Eagle.
Thirty years ago, lowa was without
a foot of railroad. To-day the lines of
iron and steel st tch a perfect net
work 7,249 miles, in every direction.
The total* number of miles run by all
kinds of trains, passenger, freight, con
struction and switch, according to the
Commissioners’ report for 1884, was, is
round numbers, million miles—far
enough to reach the sun if a road ran
that way. The passenger travel over
the roads during the year was
equivalent to persons going
one mile, and the average cost was
about two and two-fifths cents per
mile for each peison—in place of 7to
10 cents a mile by the stage-coach of
bygone days—“the good old times”
about which some people still love to
The amount of stock certificates of
roads lying wholly in lowa, and of that
portion of interstate roads lying in
lowa is estimated to be, for broad
gauge roads, <147,795,353, or $20,408,
per mile; narrow gauge roads, $1,279,-
862, or $6,281 per mile. The debt of
the broad gauge roads aggregates $122,-
415,060, or per mile, of which
$117,881,169 is funded, and is
floating; of 'the narrow gauge roads,
the debt is $1,410,298, or $7,270 per mile,
of which $54,798 is floating and the re
mainder is funded. The total stock
and debt of all roads is $273,007,694 or
$37,661, per mile. This includes equip
ment, of course. The board of Railroad
Commissioners say it is difficult to de
termine the actual cost of these roads
per mile. The Burlington,Cedar Rapids
<fc Northern reports trie average eoet of
construction per mile at $22,910.78, and
equipment of $4,018 per mile, making
a total of $26,928.78 per |nile; while the
Chicago & Northwestern reports con
struction and equipment per mile at
The net earnings of the roads in 1884
were $1,722.22 per mile, as against sl,-
654.45 per mile m 1883. The taxes paid
in 1884 aggregated $881,449.36, or about
7 per cent of the net earnings. The
average amount received by the com
panies per ton per mile, forj carrying
freight, is a little less than IJ{ cents,
and the actual cost of doing the work
is 785-1000 of a cent per ton per mile
—or about 66 per cent of the amount
It may surprise some of our readers
to know that coal constitutes the
largest single item of freight handled
In the&hte£amely, nearly 25 per cent;
grain next, per cent; merchandise
19per cent; lumber and forest products,
13 per cent; animals, per cent
The entire freight tonnage handled
during 1884 is stated at 1L239.023.
The following table wi u ahpw a com
parison of the changes m cents, per ton
per mile, for carrying freight, on sev
eral of the leading lowa roads, in 1878,
the year of tha creation of the Board
of Railway (jjottmisflioners, and In 1884.
187 S ISM
B. C. R. a Northern EM 13*
Central lowa.. t* Ik
C. B ft Quincy IJ* .43
a M. hftt. Peal I.M I.*
C. B Northwestern 1.80 I.M
Chicago B Rock Island 1.57 1.10
DeslodM a Fort Dodge. .. .ATS 2.M
It will be observed that the reduction
is general and in mauy cases ap
proaches close to 60 per cent, in one
case exceeding that amount
These figures may be dry, but a little
thoughtful reading of them will g? vo
one a better comprehension of the
magnitude of the “railroad problem.”
Railway traffic is to the social fabric
what the circulation of the blood is to
the physical system—it to its Ufa It
needs a little doctoruM. sometimes
perhaps; but hygienic treatment to
what it needs. • %
There to no article in the line of
medicines that gives so large a return
r te*rt Weed lgi Ft***—f*
if V~ " •
% i i<£ l * , *
[Will J. Lump ton in The Currant]
VThat though the vales be Ailed with flowers,
Embowered in living green;
Tbe fragrant beauty would be nought.
If they were newer seen
What though the birds in plumage bright
Sing sweetly through tbe year;
Their summer would be all m vain.
If there were nous* to bear.
What though the loving hands of friends
With blessings over-much.
Be laid on us, tueir grace were lost
Could we not feel their touch.
What though cur live- with good intent
Be moved as by a storm.
Of what avail, to those who need.
Unless wa give them form?
The Cine of Gambling.
I New York Tribune.!
A sufficient number of gamblers will
devastate auy territory on the globe. Long
Island City, though it is the capital of a
county and with the seat of justice has
been kept back notwithstanding long-wit
ted men like Eliphalet Mott thought it
had such admirable opportunities lust a
half century ago or more they made in
vestments there for the benefit of Union
college and other trusts. The gamblers
found it a convenient spot to halt between
the rows of tracks and the city, and in a
little while the whole city government
became the creature of gamblers Defal
cations liegan, violence was not uncom
mon, and :he tone of that suburb began
to grow lower.
There is hardly an old racing track on
Long island or in the general vicinity of
New York which has not collapsed and
left behind it a leng pile of old board
fences and some old hotel over which
fate and ghosts seem to hover. There are
at least two such courses on Long island
and in every old city their vestiges are to
be seen; ana the Llysian fields in Hpboken
seem never to have recovered from the
gamblers visitation there half a oeutury
ago in truth, there can be no occupation
so unworthy of a right-thinking man as
to live by temptation and advantage, re
fusing to work, tnftng in perpetual watch
for men of means or youths with k’gacies
or prospects, and thus corrupting at the
fountains of society lives meant to be
fully ,'ved out with credit and co"' 'xwure,
A man who expects to play this kind of a
game and be a permanently happy man is
fortifying his wretched con*ciehie with
apparent examples in regular life which
he will find on investigation he has never
Th* Kurulrptu* Tree Out Weet.
(Brooklyn Eagle, j
Iu some of the pcairie states tree plant
lug is pursued systematically, with a mani
fest tmiuence on the amount of rainfull
and with general results which are as
beneficent as they are Ueautifyiug. More
than 100,000 000 trees are thus planted
annually according to the testimony of
Mr. El wool Cooper, a distinguished phy
tologist, president of Santa Barbara col
lege, California, who has devoted great
attention to forest culture and who is cele
bra ted in his own state as the possessor of
the largest plantation of Eucalyptus trees
on the continent, lie thinks that famous
tree may be advantageously planted on
the prairie spaces and in the valley of the
Mississippi and that its extensive cultiva
tion will not only bring health to malarious
districts, but greatly augment the timber
supply of the country.
In Texas there is a tract four times as
large as the state of Pennsylvania which
is without tree or shrub* and, as the
climate is favorable to the growth of the
Eucalyptus, it is thought that its intro
duction there would be successful, and
that it would contribute immeasurably to
the prosperity as well as the habitability
of the state, bringing her in time a revs
nue from her woodland plantations
greater than that resulting from any of
her present productiona If it be found
that this wonderful Tasmanian tree really
takes kindly to our southwestern prairies
and the river bottoms of the Mississippi
and its tribu’aries, the economic and other
results to the country will be of the high
est importance.
Akk»4ian Domestic Laws.
[London Letter ]
The canon of ancient Akkadian do
mestic laws was one of the most important
inscriptions iu the British museum coiiec
tion. said a lecturer at that institution, and
was a document which all students of so
ciology should study, as in It were set
forth laws and precedents which, even
down to this day, governed Oriental so
ciety. In this we und the husband, as
became a patriarchal society, treated :is
the supreme head of the family and styled
the “oue who is looked up to. ” if a
woman repudiated her husband, and
turned away from him. her puni'bment
was death by drowning: but a husband
could rid himself of his wife by a mono
tary payment.
The severe punishment of the wife and
mother was no doubt due to the high
position which she held in the family,
eing called “the goddess of the house. ”
“the enlarger of the family, ” and any of
fense by her brought a great stain on the
family. Offenses against her by members
of the family were punished with greater
severity than those against the father. A
son who denied his maternity was pun
ished by “ the cutting off of bis hair and
exclusion from the community;" but he
could for a sum of money manumit him
self from his father.
Decline of th*- Note.
(New York Times
The gradual decline of the'human nose
is the result of the introduction and gen
eral use of handkerchief a The Homans
never used handkerchiefs and their noees.
as we all know, were of the largest and
finest type Moreover, they were less lia
ble to colds in the head than are people of
the present time, and their nosee enjoyed
almost a -inecure. As civilization advanced
northward from Italy the inhabitants of
the cold and variable climate of northern
Europe found that their noses were con
stantly called into activity, and as a conse
quence the average r.uropeau nose fell be
low the l oman standard. Within modern
times the handkerchief was invented, and
a new and potent factor in the redaction
of noses thus came into existence Con
stant friction will wear away the hardest
atone, much more the soft and cartilagin
ous nose t nder the friction of handker
chiefs the noses of the present century
have steadily diminished, until small
noses are worn almost as much as specta
Why Not?
| Exchange.!
Another of the numerous “ missions to
ballet girls" has just been held in
“But, ” wisely suggests Labouchere. “why
does net some one organize a mission to
mashers, who surely are quite as mnch in
need of exhortations to load religious and
temperate lives?"
A FsTorlt* Copy.
A favorite copy set by writing teachers
for their pupils us the following, because
it contains every letter in the alphabet:
“A quirk brown fox jumps over the lazy
In accordance with the determination to
economize at A*ash mg ton City tha horse*
of tha department of justice were did at
auction Thursday. The prices realised were
auction prices.
Leading cattle-man from Wyoming, Colo
rado and Nebraska, now at Cheyenne, ray
the past winter has been the finest for yean
for cattle, and that the knees will average
bat from 1 to 5 per cent.
Wells are being opened rapidly in the new
Macksbur- (Ohio) oil district, and the pro
duction is at out 4,000 barrels daily. . People
are arriving in such number* that it is im
poedbie to provide houses for them.
Samuel, William and Charles Robinson,
of Knoxville. lowa, are eech nev4n feet
eleven inches in height and their Average
weight is 230 pounds. They have four
sisters whose average height b six feet two
John Weiriok, a saloon-keeper, on trial at
Priaoeton, Ills., for railing liquor tp a dtk*
sen, the latter being killed by a Warn while
intoxicated, stabbed himself fifteen times in
the breast Thursday, but physician! think
that he will recover.
William D. Cushing, book-keeper for the
Belmont Iron works at Wheeling, W. Va,
was arrested Thursday evening for puberal
ing the company’s funds, and af'w being
reinsert an bail went home mid shot |dnu*-lf,
dying in a short time
Two women living near Wadesborn H. CL,
lave a tramp shelter Tuesday night,pocking
him in a dose* A negro robber B reded
the house at midnight, aroused the soomq,
and demanded money. Om at the Women,
raying she would get the oath, ualv* ted the
okast concealing the tramp, who e lot the
burglar dead. Th« latter was found to be a
white man Iviag in the neighborhood who
had btaekoood his faoa
Tlm* OmhbhMchi fUitst Woman KilfiMd*
BwYobi March S» “Beoky~Jcnee,
who has bees coo fined tr. her uosmn in
Ladloy Btraet jail sums last May, frinausi
wt’ .’h whfh put to her by the snmpate in
Bwrytec an Kdalwcln an Broadway—Aa
Unexpected Denouement.
I New York Graphic.’
Thus was I ruminating upon the goodly
folk of Switzerland when whom should 1
meet but a group of Swiss peasants, just
ashore from the Normandie. Among
them was a tall, bony young fellow,
strong and supple ns a mountaineer He
wore, among other articles of national
costume, a broad brimmed hat. in fact he
seemed all hat, and at his hatband wital
might oue behold but a large cluster of
Here indeed was a souvenir of Alpine
peaks and vallevs, a veritable fragment of
Swiss lioru. What a choice object to
take home to the Family! The I atuiiy
dotes on and everything
pertaining thereto, from Alpenstocks to
chalets. The Family would rejoice to
welcome this stranger from the land of
glaciers and jodeling. 1 had found a
treasure. So iuto the crowd of immi
grants I pushed aud. attacking the tali
young man in easy hotel French. 1 made
known my desire My edelweiss was se
Without examining it careful!v I placed
it gently in the folds of a silk handker
chief and went upon my way with a light
heart What a treat I had in store for
the family. Yielding to that inclination
for exaggeration, - oich is one of my
bevy of besettiug *. ' felt sure that
1 should insinuate lU. aid an enor
mous sum for it I knew tms would be
wrong, but 1 felt that I should do it I
waited till after dinner to present my tit
tle gift, when we were all assembled in
the drawing room.
“Here,"! began, “is something 1 re
ceived to day. ordered it from Europe,
“Dear me. what is it? And where is
the box? You should always save the
box. *
By the wav, what an attraction a box
per se seems to possess for the fair sex.
Vet, odd a* it may a. pear, 1 can state
from personal expe-ience that Tiffany
refuses to sell empty .... e*. 'Vhat a para
Instead of making an evasive answer 1
produced the handkerchief containing
the trouvaille As the wrapping was un
ro”ed there arose an exclamation of de
light, “Oh! It 8 edelweiss!"
“Where did you get it?" asked the
Family, scrutinizing it under the ultra
maroon lamp-shade.
“I sent to Geneva for it, " said L “It
very likely came originally from Inter
taken or Lucerne or—•
“Or the shop of the Bon »e in
Paris," rejoined the Family. 1 you
see it’s made of wool?"
“A child could tell it is artificial. And
you paid a large sum for it' Well, 1 will
take twice the amount aud go shopping
to morrow "
So spoke the Family, with discernment
beyond her years.
A Half-Fiplorrd < oat neat.
! D*mnre t’» M nthly >
It seems there is another dark, or per
haps it would be better to call it halt
explored, continent besides Africa South
America, r? seems, has many geographical
■uprises in store for- us. There has
really been more money spent on African
t v “U South American exploration, and
enult is that the geology, topography
and natural history of vast regions are
still imperfectly known, while the very
mountain ranges are incorrectly laid
down upon the maps. There, are. how
ever, exploring parties now out who will
throw a great deal of light on the conti
nent to the south of us.
Dr. Ouafeldt, an eminent naturalist, is
at work between the Argentine pa»npa«
and the Pacific ocean, mapping the Andes
and making collections. The Andes of
Patagonia are also being investigated as
far south as the straits of Magellan. Mr.
ImThurn, who ht«ds this expedition, will
report upon the wonderful mountain
Roraima. which rises 7.U00 feet, a solid
mass of rock, with a Mat granite top sup
posed to have an area of forty square
miies. Herr von Den HteineD and Dr.
Claus have been exploring the Xingu
river, which flows into the Amazon and is
one of its iarge-U southern affluents. Mr.
Whymper. an • uglishman, who has av
cended several of the highest mountains
of the Andes, says the map 6 that de
scrioe two parallel rauges iu the Andes
are all wrong. South America is a land of
great possibilities in the way of minerals,
and is the future home *of myriads of
It is a mortifying fact that America
sends out no exploring parties, and is
adding nothing to the geographical knowl
edge of the time True, Agassiz par
tially explored the Amazon, but although
an Americau b_> adaption, he was born in
Switzerland, and George M. Stanley is of
English birth. England was at oae time
the great exploring nation, but at present
Germary is to the fore whether it is in
discovering new regions in Africa, or
South America, or in unearthing, the won
ders of the ancient world at the site of
Troy, or under the buried plains where
were held he Olympian games of Greece.
Andrew Johnson** Peculiar Oratory.
(Ben: l'oriey Poor.*]
Andrew Johnson, then a senator from
Tennessee, spoke for two long days in
opposition to secession His manner of
speaking was peculiar to himself, and not
very ugreeanle. He had two distinct
tones oi voice, and they were as opposite
to each other as possible, and alternated
so constantly that an auditor who should
have hoard without seeing him would
almost have thought thin speech was made
by two different persona His manner
was deliberate, and he spoke extempore
and often In a conversational tone, raising
his voice to a loud pitch whenever he was
particularly roused or earnest
He had all the southern peculiarities of
pronunciation and said " dissolution " for
“dissolution," “keer" for “care," etc.
His speeches were rambling and loose in
construction and he repeated himself end
lessly, and yet with all these disadvant
ages, he made so many strong points and
brought to bear such a mass and variety
of authority that he was very effective
Horrid lmportio«nc«.
Tb* Argonaut.)
Some strictures published in the New
York papers, concerning loud convoca
tion in one of the conspicuous boxes in the
Metropolitan opera house during the per
formances came to the notice of the fair
occupant of the box. “What horrid im
pertinence'" she exclaimed. “I pay
11,006 for my box, while those people
who complain only pay $3 apiece 1 think
[ have a right to talk as much as I please.
If they don’t like It they can leave They
don’t support the opera "
Th* HI a*- of ** Of*n niwplar*.
i Emerson ]
I have Reen respectability and amiability
(rouped over the air tight stove, I have
leen virtue and intelligence hovering over
:he register; but I have never sees true
happiness in a family where the faces
were not illuminated by the blaze of an
jpen fireplace
Or*|on'* Bi|*r oner.
Exchange. I
Oregon has had a phenomenal experi
ence this winter in the matter of snow. In
Wasco county the last twenty days of the
old year were marked bv an almost con
tinuous snowstorm, which made a total
of 106 inches, and which, whee it had
settled down, still gave the enormous
depth of sixty inches Railroad and even
mail communication was completely
blockaded, the only means of transporta
t >n being by carriages on snow shoes
1 ha people in the town whiled awav the
tedium of the blockade with social inter
course but the advent of trains and mail
matter was hailed with joy.
Steam as a Disinfectant.
(Chicago Times.]
Maj. Steinberg, of the United States
army, an expert in the matter of disin
fectants for contagiotu diseases, made
several tests in Brooklyn recently by
which he determined that steam is a bet
ter disinfectant of cholera and small pox
farms than sulphurie acid is Bslv.s of
rags were Infected with the germs and
were treated, eomy with the fumes of acid
ami others with steam. Afterward rab
bits were Inoculated with the germs and
only the animals inoculated with those
treated by steam escaped death.
Danger from Arnica.
- In The Recouil de Medici ne Vctcrin
tore Dr. Cagaj call* attention to the in
discriminate use of the tincture of arnica
for horsea tie says that it Mof tea em
ployed in considerable quantities for
petty strains and bruises, and it kept in
oontact with the affected fifirf* until
they are swollen, heated, and often blis
tered. thus greatly aggravating - tic orig
Inal trouble. He also cites ehtes in which
erysipelas has bsen induced in u»»-h from
an overdose of this irritating remedy
Doteettves at Work. |
An Knetiah writer says Beatrice Cenel
was a vtte murderma A* this inform*
den comm shout 806 years after her
imfeh, it Is supposed that detective* have
bam at werk on the men
A Watchful Tout's Woman on the 1 oe.h
out for Hare f oreign Stamp* Trad
io* Stamp#--Tim Tertoua Col
lector*—Bow Price* Kan **-
“There is a young woman," said a
watchman at the New York postottice.
“who spends several hours a day in the
oorridors looking for rare postage stamps.
She never looks for a letter, and never ex
pects one, but she watches those who do
get them, and examines the stamps on all
castaway envelopes with great care The
stamp must be very rare before she will
accept It, and every time she gets a
foreign stamp she consults a small book,
which she takes from her pocket, and at
once decides whether she will keep it or
not >he may not get a stamp for days
at a time, but' she does not seem to be
discouraged When she gets one she is
as happy as if she had found a gold
mine *
“Is she the only one who comes hero
for that purpose?" inquires! the reporter.
“Bless you' no, there are hundreds of
them, and of every age, from small boys
to gray haired old men. Most of them
want nothing but foreign stamps for col
lections, while other cranks are tr\ing to
collect 1,000,000 t nited States stamps. At
any time you tan see these collectors
going about the oltice carefully pit king
up every old envelope aud removing the
stamps. These people are all pretty ell
dreaded aud seeuu to liave nothing else to
do but to look for stamps.
“Several of these men who have l»eeu at
it for a long time have struck up quite a
business between themselves in trading
stamps When one of the fel
lows who is trying to collect 1.000.U00
l nited States stamps rinds rare foreign
stamp he trades it with oi o of the col
lectors of foreign stamps *OO or 3t»o
old l nited States stamps. id cousiders
himself wed panl There are a few young
men who collect foreign stamps for the
pu pose of selling them to collectors "
“Almost every bank or large busiuess
house contains one or more stamp
collectors, ” said a down tow u business
nun. “Some of them keep what they get,
but a greater part make a business of col •
iecting them to sell, and have their regu
lar customers. In bouses where they have
a large foreign correspondence the col
lector has a good thing of it. ”
A large dealer in stamps on Nassau
street said that the number of stamps of
all kinds w hich are being sold to col
lectors is greatly on the increase. Several
of his customers have standing orders for
rare stamps, which they will pay any
price for. while others watch every lot of
stamps that comes in for something new-.
The value of old postage stamps is like
that of rare coins; it depends either upon
their age or the part of the
world they come from Some
times only a few stamps ef an issue are
put out. and these then become high
priced. Ihe value of old l nited States
stamps does n<»| run high The most val
uable is the issue of 1861. which can be
bought for <5 cents a set. while the issue
of 1847 and 1851 cost -TO cents a lot
Among the high pricer! foreign stamps is
an official i cent stamp issued in British
Guiana in 18:»0. worth >-4 a ,0-cenl stamp
of < osta Hint, issued in 1883. sell* at f 5.
and a 10 pesos stamp issued at Bolivar in
1882 can in- Imught for $3. Nearly every
foreign country has rare stamps, for
whieh*'<dlectors jray fiom $1 to $3. On
the other hand, a good collection of
stamps now in use in the different coun
tries of the world can Ire had for little
money Packages containing 100 vari
eties of stamps which are quite plentiful
can he bought from $1 to $2.
(nrbun for Klectrtc An l.lgbl*.
Scientific Amencsn j
Carbons for arc lights may he made,
says a well informed writer, by thor
oughly incorporating a mixture of tineiy
divided carl>ona<'eous material, such as
the purer form-, of coke or gas retort car
bon. with some liquid substance, such as
oil, tar or sugar sirup that, when sut>
tec ted to a high temperature, is capable
of being car lionized. The tineiy divided
ingredient* are thoroughly mixed and
made into a stiff paste with the carbon
izabie liquid and then forced by heavy
hydraulic pressure through circular aper
tures i.. plates The continuous cylin
drical rods thus obtained arc cut into suit
able lengths, carefully dried, aud then
heated to incandescence in ovens w hile
out of contact with air
In order to insure freedom from slight
porosity, in most cases the carbons are
subjected to a rebaking. After removal
from the oven they are soaked in strong
sirup, and again placed in the oven ana
heated to incandescence as before
strawlwrrlM in HarreU.
[Livermore (Cal.) HsraKi
Mrs 8. C. Sanford is engaged in straw
berry culture on her place, two miles
south of Livermore, on quite an extensive
scale when the method is taken into con
sideration. •'he has bored holes in the
sides of boxes, barrels, casks, h gsheads
and other available vessels, ami tilling the
same with tine, rich earth, has *et out
strawberry plants, the leaves and crowns
projecting through the perforations. In
the center of each bkjrel or box i« a very
leaky bucket, which is tilled with fer
tili/.er, and iuto which is poured the wa
ter for the piauts. They are thus easily
irrigated and fertilized at the same time.
bhe has I.UUU plants thus placed- tha
largest scale upon which we have ever
known this plan of raising strawberries to
be tried. It has proven successful with a
single barrel, and there is no reason why
with proper care it should not with
Corinthian ltronz*.
I New Orleans Tin:ee-Democrat
There is a legend that when Muunuiu*
the Kouian consul, destroyed I orinth
lire, all the statues of divers metals meltev
and mixed together. From this accidental
intermingling resulted the ( orinthian
bronze, the most famed in history. While
this legend has probably no greater claim
upon fact thau that o! the t hinaman and
his roast pig made familiar to us by
Lamb’s irresistible trick of tale telling*,
still, as a legend, it is picturesque and
catches one s fancy.
From snow just fallen Floegel has ob
tained living infusoria and alg e. bacilli
and micrococci, mites, diatoms, and great
numbers of spores of fungi, also filters of
wood, mouse-hairs, pieces of butterfly
wings skin of larva? of insects, cotton
fibers, pieces of grass, epidermis, pollen
grains, rye and potato flour, grains of
quartz, minute pieces of roofing tiles, and
bits of iron and coal
St Thomas (OnL* Journal: The con
sensus of opinion that all church exemp
tions should be abolished t* remarkable
A piece of gold worth 41,815 was recently
found ner Placet vUle, UaL
In one year a Jackson villa, Fla., lady be
came a wife, widow, mother and wife again.
It is estimate 1 that a ton of gold is buried
each year with these who die in this
The 00-t of each saloon «u the city of In
dianapolis last year was 4153. and the license
only 453
N. & O. J. Phelps, mill-owners and lum
bermen at St. Catharine*. Ont. have failed
for $78,000.
Benn Davis a solicitor u. -n. hae
fled to Spain, leaving debts estimated M
The bill prohibiting games of base ball on
Sunday ha* been stolen from the files of the
Indiana legislature.
Lindsey Muse, the veteran doorkeeper for
the secretary of the navy, has served in that
oapacity for fifty-seven years.
The court house at Minneapolis, Mina.,
was bum-.td Thursday, but the records were
raved. The insurance is 835,000.
Two new fast trains to run from New
York and Philadelphia to Chicago will be
gin their trips oo the Pennsylvania road
Several persons were injured in an acci
dent the Austin A Northwestern rail
way, near Liberty Hill, Tex., Thursday
A boiler explosion in a saw-mill near
Scipio, Ini., Wednesday, killed Anthony
Cleaver and fatally injured the three Hulse
President Cleveland Thursday informed
the Utah c mmwsion that his administra
tion would lend all the aid poesible to purge
Utah of the practice of polygamy.
A cyclone at Waverty, Ma, Thursday
evening, destroyed six residences end
wracked the Christian church, causing dam
age at SfiO,UOO. Ne person eras jeriouaty
Oca Sheridan does not fear that the Riel
rebellion will extend to our border, but in
earn trouble arises, the army in the depart
ment of Dakota is sufficiently large to meet
any emergency.
At a meeting of ministers end layman la
the Methodist publishing house at Nash
ville, Tenn, Thursday, prayers were offered
that Gea Urant might he sustained and
comforted aad raved.
Judge Corlett, in the supreme court at
Buffalo Thursday, confirmed the appoint
mint of Daniel W. Caldwell as receiver at
the New York. Chicago A St Louis road,
aad fixed his bond at t*X>,uQQ.
Jenny Und has given a conditional prase
Me to give a concert next summer in Nor
wich, England, in aid of the Children’s in
firmary there at which strafe the fouadrera
She has not rang fa public Maos 1888
Onagrawman B--. c e-worth, at Cincinnati,
says that Secretary Garland will be ap
potated to the suproiue bench whan Judge
Bradley retires, and ex-Senator McDonald
will then become attorney general. This
programme Is to In carried out within a
iMM &
(New Terk Sun.)
New-Fallen Snow.
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