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HUMORS OF THS POLICE.
Rothschild Kind cf Mixes Up His Case-Man
and Wife Sick—McPhail Hadn’t an Idea—
Harlem Behind the Ago-Will the Thieves
Please Inform Ihe Police of the Time the
Crack is to be Mads—The Result of Two
Straight Drinks-A Query Unanswered-
Found Floundering in a Water Trough
The Coldest Post in the City.
BEFORE COMMISSIONER VOORHIS.
HB ARRESTED A HAT.
Rothschild, of the Twenty-first Precinct couMn’t
te seen, couldn’t be heard of, or be found bj.hie
captain, Ryan. The captain said the officer didn t
properly patrol from 4.66 to s:4t>.
The officer said the charge wasn't true.
■1 he captain said, alter ho had gone over. he p«>t
to the time specified, he returned to th >
and turned out the men. Then ho sent a
roundsman out to find Rothschild, and I see if he
was on the relieving point. ' rl ' e
turned and reported that ho oonld .»<>»»’“ hl “;
When the officer came in, the captain asked him
whore be had been. Ho aaid on a roof, chai sing
boys. "What time’" ■■ Half-past ‘hree, be re
plied. He said he was relieved by Officer Relay t
Forty-seventh street and Seventh avenue.
WHY THEY LOOKED FOR THE OFFICER.
A man camo to tbo station house and said his
windows had been broken by boy.
The captain scut the sergeant out lor Rothschild,
then he went himself to find him and conldn t.
The Officer said the poopio complained at being
snowball'd, and he ran after the " nuisances on
the roof. Ha thought it bis business to> go up
stairs and on the roof after them. But be couidn t
get them.
■■Why ?” asked the Commissioner.
"They got over the roof beloro I got up. 1 can
prove it by a colored boy that works in the Station
honso, shining shoes. I can bring a bake J wife
that saw me jumping over the roof at halt past
Where were you at 5 o’clock?” asked the Com
missi ouer. , „ , „
" Thirly-ninth street and Second avenue.
•• What doing ?”
“ How long were you on the top of the house ?”
••Going up nnd looking around twenty or twenty
five minutes.”
•*How many boys were there ?
•* A dozen.”
••Did you arrest any of them? M
•• I arrested tne hat of one of the boys.
•• You got the hat, did you get the boy ?
•• The boys were too smart for you, too lively ?”
••Yes, sir.”
•• Are men as skillful in getting away from you as
Mr. Commissioner, I am telling the truth,
the boys bested me.”
••If you can’t arrest boys, how can you arrest
men ?” , . ,
•• When they saw me run they ran, kids can go so
quick, you know.”
•• Yonr orders from the captain are to arrest
Offenders ?” ■ ‘
•• Yes sir.”
•• Then you were unable to do what you wore
told to do?” , \ „
“I couldn’t do it, bntl could, if they stood.
••You must confess you are unable to do what
Che captain orders you ?”
Rothschild had nothing to say.
Another charge against Rothschild was failing to
relieve on the relieving point.
He said he left it to catch boys firing snowballs,
and was too late to go back on his relieving point.
HAD NO MESSENGER.
McDonald was absent six hours without leave.
Captain McCullough, Sixth precinct, said the charge
was true. The officer admitted it. Ho said he was
taken suddenly ill at home and had nobody to re
port him sick.
•• Are you married ?” asked the Commissioner.
"Yes. sir.”
•‘Had you no one to send to report you sick ?
•• My wife was home confined—as sick as myself.
She could not go. The only person I could send
was an old French lady, and she would have lost
her way.”
•• STUCK IN THE ICE.”
McPhail, Eighteenth precinct, was absent from
roll call. He said he went on a visit to Ward’s
Island and coming back he was stuck in the ice. He
went to visit some relatives on the Island. When
he went over, the Sound was free of ice, and coming
back he allowed himself plenty of time, but the
tide changed and he hud no idea of being ice-stuck
in the river.
••How long in this city ?”
*• All my life.”
••You know that in the change of tide there is a
change in the flow of water ? *
•• I had no idea.”
•• You didn’t think, or it didn’t occur to you ?”
AS BAD AS TARRYTOWN.
Stevenson, Dresher and Schaffer, of the Twelfth
Precinct, failed to discover a burglary that had
been committed on their post.
Harlem is about as bad as Tarrytown for mid
night robbery. But the shopkeepers have them
selves to blame. They think Harlem the village
that it was thirty years ago. They won't put shut
ters up on their windows, expose their goods in
them all night, the thieves come along and break a
pane of glass, and take all that there is is the show
Window.
The police are expected to protect property pro
tected by a sheet of glass. The days of trusting to
.honesty are gone.
Captain Hooker said he foiind from the blotter
that Mr. Baur’s place. No. 2,207 Third avenue, had
been robbed between half-past nine in the evening
and seven in the morning. A largo pane of glass,
large enough to crawl through, was broken, and all
in the window stolen. Tbo officers did iiQt geo the
break; the man robbed reported the loss himself J
Dresher, who was on from six to twelve o’clock
P, M., said the window couldn’t be broken. Ho ex
amined it.
Stevenson said he went on at twelve o’clock, left
at six o’clock, and tried windows and door, and at
twenty minutes to six o’clock they were secure.
Schaffer said he went on at six o’clock, and tried
the door at a quarter after seven o’clock—that was
as soon as be could get there—and it was then all
right. A board was up against the broken window
and the door secured.
ANOTHER.
Brennan, Powers and Twomey, of the Twelfth
Precinct, failed to prevent and discover a burglary
at No. 2.289 Second avenue, the same night.
Captain Hooker said the proprietor of the store
eame to the station-house in the morning and said
he found his door broken open and his place gutted.
He was a tailor. He, the tailor, Mr. Jacobs, was un
der the impression his place was broken into about
twelve o’clock. But it was bard to say when it was
done. The door was closed with a spring lock and
secure after the burglary, but the padlock outside
hung on the hasp.
Mr. Jacobs said he left the store at half-past nine
•’clock, and secured tho door with a padlock out
side.
••Next morning what did you discover ?” asked
the Commissioner.
“Nothing,” said Mr. Jacobs, shaking his head
like a man lost in thought. Everything was gone.
My goods were all taken.”
Officer Twomey said he tried the door at ten min
jites to twelve. The window-glass and padlock
were all right.
Brennan said ho tried the door at 12:46, and win
dows and door were all right. He tried them for the
last time at twenty minutes to six, and windows
and door were right.
Power, at twenty minutes to seven in the morn
ing, as soon as he could get there, came and tried
the door, and saw things were not right, and in tho
distance saw Mr. Jacobs running to the station
house to report his loss, and he stood and waited
till he came back.
It would be a relief to Superintendent Murray,
and be doing justice to the men, if the thieves in
fiarlem would bo honest enough to give the time
when they " cracked ” a “ crib,” and thus save the
innocent patrolman from being charged with dori
lection of duty.
WAS IT CRAMPS OR LIQUOR ?
Nally, of the Twenty-seventh Precinct, entered
the station-house at 12:25. when his time was up;
he thought himself sober, his superiors however
thought him drunk.
Nally said; “I answered roll call at six o’clock,
and did six hours duty. When relieved I had
cramps in my stomach, and alter that was eight
days laid up. Before being relieved I went in and
took two drinks, and they went to my head after I
got relieved.”
“ Where did you get them ?”
•• In a liquor store in West street.”
•• What were they ?”
•• Brandy.”
•• In the same place ?”
••Yes, sir.”
••You took two drinks in the same place ?”
“Yes, sir.”
•• Did you drink alone or in company ?”
•• Alone.”
•• Two drinks alone ?”
••Yes, sir.”
•• No one went in with you ?”
“No, sir.”
•• That must have been about 12:10 or 12:15 ?”
“ 12:02.”
••And you went from there to the station-house?”
••Yes, sir.”
•• It went to your head ?”
••Yes, sir, and my legs.”
“Twodrinks alone—no ono with you ?”
••Yes, sir.”
“Have you over taken any drinks before?”
“Yes, sir; going to bed.”
“You were sick six days after? What was the
matter with you?”
•• Diarrhea and cramps.”
Captain Berghold said the officer entered the sta
tion-house at 12:25, and he noticed his condition
going in tho sitting-room. He saw he was not al
together right, and called him out. He was un
steady in his actions and his walk. He talked
muddled and staggered. His face was flushed and
eyes partly closed, and the voice husky. He had
every indication of a man being under the influence
ot liquor.
Sergeant and roundsman corroborated the cap
tain.
TOBOGGANING TABOOED.
McLaughlin, of the Thirty-second Precinct, was
found off post at 145th street, in conversation with
Officer Curry, on the adjoining post.
He admitted tho charge, and said Curry told him
there were a lot of coasters and “ tobogganers” on
bis post, and he couldn’t stop them.
The captain said the officer’s post did not take in
tho avenue. Two minutes before that he saw no
coasting or “ toboganning ” in 145th street.
a DR. RADWAY’S
M SAESAPABILLIAN RESOLVENT,
THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER,
for the cure of ai/l chronic diseases.
R CHRONIC RHEUMATISM, SCROFULA, CONSUMPTION. BRONCHITIS,
BLOOD TAINTS. CONSTITUTIONAL. DISEASES, DYS-
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DIVER COMPDAINTS, ETC.
Now is the time to take RADWAY’S SARSAPARTLLIAN RESOLVENT, to fortify the system
against the debilitating effects of Spring and make the Blood pure and healthy.
H HUMORS AND SORES
of all kinds, particxilarly Chronic Diseases of the Skin, are cured with great certainty by a course of
RADWAY’S SARSAPAKJLLIAN. We mean obstinate cases that have resisted all other treatment,
a bottle.
RADWAY’S RADWAY’S
READY RELIEF, REGULATING PILLS,
For the Relief and Cure of all Pains, internal and For the Cure ot all Disorders of the Stomach,
nj external 50c. a bottle. Liver and Bowels. 25c, a box.
a» FOU SAXJE AT, ALL PKVLWSTS.
A PUZZLE.
Colgln, of the Twenty-first Precinct, failed to
properly patrol his post on Second avenue.
“ What have you to say to that ?” asked tbo
Commissioner.
•• Nothing.”
“ Any excuse to make ?”
•• None.”
A RECORD.
Gardner, of the Eighth Precinct, accused of
being off post, admitted the charge. The Commis
sioner then held up his record.
” Here are three pages of charges against you,”
said the Oommissioner. •• I would like to know
why you have so many charges against you, more
than any other officer that has been on the force.
If these thirty-one charges properly belong to you,
it shows you are guilty of a good many violations
of the rules. I don't look upon this charge as at all
serious, but it is one attention should bo called to,
and I should like to know why you are so frequent
ly here ?”
The officer made no proper reply to the Commis
sioner.
He must turn over a new leaf, or get retired.
VERY FUNNY.
Keltz, of the Fifth Precinct, couldn’t be found by
his roundsman from 3:30 to 4c20. He said he found
a man in a watering trough in Watt street making
more noise than the screw of an ocean propellor. He
took him out of the trough and sent him up stairs.
When he got up to his rooms the wife pitched into
him for coming home to her in that condition. She
wanted a dry rat not a soaked, water-logged thing
like him. He was N. G. Keltz said expecting
trouble he stood a little while till the breeze blew
over.
Tho trouble about this novel defence was that
Keltz was not two feet from his post when playing
the humanitarian, and the roundsman passing
should have seen him.
AH!
Mullholland bad for his post from Chambers
street to West Broadway, and was found by the
roundsman at Dnane street.
He said he heard a call rap, went there, and would
go to the North Polo to answer a call rap.
INDEED!
O’Laughlin found in a liquor saloon, 349 Spring
street, said there was no other place he could go
to.
The Commissioner said he knew places other than
a liquor saloon that be could go to.
“Ah,’’said O’Laugblin, “just put yourself in my
place, and feel as I felt.”
Do Neyse, has probably the coldest post in the
city, from Sixth avenue on Fourteenth street to tbo
Hudson river. His ears on the night in question,
when the roundsman was looking for him, were
frozen, and he stepped off post on the corner to get
a cup of coffee.
THAWING OUT A MAN.
Hull, Tenth Pecinct, was found in a comfortably
enclosed fruit stand at 51 Essex street.
“I saw a man,” the officer said, “standing at a lamp
post. He looked as if drunk. I said, what is tho
matter. He said, I’m nearly frozen. I said, come
to the station house. He said, I would like to go
homo. Where do you live? Over the river, he
said; put me somewhere, where I can get better.
There was no place but this fruit and expres place.
I stood with him a little while, and the roundsman
came in.”
Tho roundsman said this fruit stand was open all
night.
The Commissioner wanted to know who bought
fruit at 3 in the morning in the winter.
The roundsman could not say. It was an all
night stand.
BROOKLYN POLICE MATTERS
TRIALS—COMMENTS—NEWS IN GENERAL.
THE UNLUOKY~THIRTEEN.
The unlucky number of thirteen represented the
sum total of delinquent officers arraigned for trial
before the Commissioner on Tuesday last.
Sergeants MacNamara and Ballou, together with
Officers Tierney, Bile, Ward and Burke, all of the
First Precinct, were jointly accused of failing to
discover a burglary committed on the 11th inst.
The offense was committed on the latter’s post, and
during his tour of duty. Burke pleaded guilty to
the charge and was fined ono day’s pay. The other
officers were exonerated.
Perdue, of the Thirteenth Precinct, conld not be
found anywhere upon his post on tho morning of
tho 9th inst. Roundsman Wormlee declared that
he had searched dilligently for the missing officer
and was finally obliged to abandon the chase.
Perdue made a very ingenious defense and escaped
with a reprimand.
Duller, of the Twelfth Precinct, claimed to have
been occupied nearly one hour in dressing himself
and getting his eyes opened, when summoned to
attend a fire on the morning of the 4th inst. John’s
excuse appeared to have some weight with the
Commissioner who administered a sharp rebuke In
this instance.
Daily, of the same Precinct, was thirty minutes
late at return roll call on the morning of the sth
inst., for which tardiness he was reported by Ser
geant Gans. jHe was sentenced to a loss of one day’s
pay.
Dovoy, of the Twelfth, failed to report at a fire on
an adjo ning poston the morning of the 4th inst.
Roundsman Barry explained that the fire was in
progress two hours before the dilatory Devoy made
his appearance. The latter was thereupon adjudged
guilty, and sentenced to a loss of two days’ pay.
O’Neill, of the same precinct, faMed to relieve
Officer Webber on the 9th inst., and, pleading guilty,
was fined a loss of one day’s pay.
Klingman, of the Twelfth Precinct, disregarding
tho fate of many an excellent officer afflicted with a
dipsomnia. has evidently entered upon the well
beaten, downward path. On the 10th inst. he was
brought up with a round turn by Roundsman
Barry just as he was on the point of making his
exit from a liquor-sa’oon. George made a bungling
defense, which appeared to anger the Commissioner,
who sentenced him to a loss of five days’ pay,
Kessler, of the Same precinct, was so far occupied
with the cares of office as to ignore the presence of
Patrolman Gillespie, who patiently awaited his
coming at tho relieving hour on the 9th inst. Kess
ler claimed that he had too much territory to pa
trol in order to properly perform his duty and make
time connections. He was reprimanded.
Rogers, of the Tenth Precinct, failed to be at his
re ieving point, for which he was charged by Ser
geant Metcalf with being absent about fifty minutes
on the 3d inst. Phil, explained his case so well as to
resultjin his being simply reprimanted.
Schwartz, of the Seventh Precinct, although an
avowed temperance man, could not satisfactorily
explain his presence in a liquor saloon at 10 A. M.
on the Bth inst. Roundsman Knapp swore that he
saw the officer in the saloon, although it was not
shown that Schwartz was guilty of taking a drink.
The latter was promptly declare! guilty, despite
his protestations of innocence, and sentenced to a
loss of five days’ pay.
Riley, of the Third Precinct, was charged by Mrs.
Margaret Bates with willfully preventing her from
transacting business in Judge Massey’s court room,
and with addressing her in a discourteous manner.
Tho charge was, however, too flimsy in its general
character, and the Commissioner accordingly de
clared Riley not guilty.
Hayden, of the Eighth Precinct, whose case was
postponed last week, decided to tender his resigna
tion rather than sutler the humiliation of a dis
missal. which he felt would result were he to ap
pear for trial. Tho resignation was promptly ac
cepted by Commissioner Carroll.
Hayes, of the Third Precinct, whose former rec
ord as an officer is none of the best, was charged
with having made an unprovoked assault upon a
reputable citizen, in the person of Robert English.
The offense was committed on January 29, last, and
the victim has been confined to his bed until re
cently, in consequence. From the evidence, as
afforded by witness Cullen, it appeared that Hayes,
after knocking English down with his bare fist, ad
ministered several brutal kicks to the face of the pros
trate man. The services of such an officer will not be
missed, and he will now havo to join the Sullivan-
McCaffrey combination, as his career as a policeman
ended on Tuesday last, per order of Commissioner
Carrol 1.
Officer Connelly, of the Eighth Precinct, was dis
missed from the lorce on Friday last.
The case of Roundsman Coddington and Officer
Temme, of the Second Precinct, having been de
cided adversely by Judge Walsh during the week,
charges have been preferred against both of the of
ficers mentioned by Collins, the alleged victim. The
trial will take place before Commissioner Carroll on
Tuesday next.
ITEMS OF NEWS.
During a conference held in the Mayor’s office on
Wednesday last, in regard to the furnishing of the
new police court and station-house on Adams street,
it was decided to expend the sum of $5,000 for the
purpose mentioned.
Officer Byrne, of the Eighth Precinct, who was
seriously injured by being knocked down by a run
away horse, on Tuesday last, is reported as being
quite comfortable.
Carberry, of the First Precinct, who has been con
fined to his residence, owing to illness, is convales
cing.
Special Officer Jahne, of the Sixth sub-Precinct,
who was seriously clubbed on Sunday last, is lying
in a precarious condition.
Important.—When you visit or leave
New York city, save baggage, expressage, and $3
carriage hire, and stop at the Grand Union Hotel,
opposite Grand Central Depot. 600 elegant rooms,
fitted up at a cost of one million dollars, $1 and up
ward per day. European Plan. Elevator. Restau
rant supplied with the best. Horse cars, stages and
elevated railroad to all depots. Families can live
better for less money at the Grand Union Hotel than
at any other first-class hotel in the city.
A. Drummer.
Jacob Nakerme is a pickle manufacturer. Geo. Al
len, a well-to-do looking patriarch, called on him and
asked if he didn’t want his business extended.
Jacob had no objection, and asked how ? Mr. Allen
said he could get him custom on commission.
Jacob said, “Go-ahead.” He came back next day
with a number of orders and asked the loan of a
dollar on account. Jacob gave it. He sent out to
fill the orders. They were bogus. H. C. Jenkins,
No. 194 Tenth avenue, never saw the pickle drum
mer and never gave any such order as shown. H.
H. Stevens, grocer, No. 278 Tenth avenue, never saw
the pickle solicitor to give him an order.
Mr. Allen said he was the victim of circumstances.
He made the acquaintance of a grocers' drummer
last week, and it was agreed that he should help
him in the pickle line, and in turn he would help
him in his line. They were to work into each oth
ers* hands. He gave this drummer fifty cents for
what he got, and was really the party swindled; he
had obtained the orders from him.
The court sent him to the Island for six months.
NEW YORK DISPATCH, FEBRUARY 21, 1886.
THE 0! !M.
An Ancient and Wonderful
Race.
THZIR VENERATION OF THE C3CA OR
"DIVINE PLANT.”
Within the last few months Coea and Its preparations
have come very prominently before the medical profes
sion and public. The forthcoming review thereon by Dr.
Ferdinand Seeger, of New York, therefore possesses unu
sual interest A curious fact in this connection is, that
the first advocates of its use were specialists In throat
affections, and still more curiously, both began their ad
vocacy at about the same time and in ignorance of one
another’s views. Dr. Fanvel, of Paris, is the celebrated
Professor of Laryngology at the great medical schools of
Paris. Dr. Seeger, on tho other hand, is well known as
an American specialist in the same line, and who has
counted among his patients the leading singers and act
ors of the day. The doctor is in bis 36th year, and though
a young man. has been active in many directions. At 21
he founded the North Eastern Surgical Clinic; at 22, the
Hahnemann Hospital, and was made the medical di
rector: at 24 he was elected an honorary member of the
Imperial Medical Society of St. Petersburg; at the same
ago he was elected Physician in Chief of the hospital
which he founded at 22; he is also honorary member of
the Royal Adolphotos Syllogus ot Athens, Greece; Hon
orary Consulting Physician to the Hahnemann Hospital
of Paris; honorary member of the Medical Society ot
Northern New York and of numerous foreign scientific
bodies. He has written voluminously, and his composi
tions to the “Popular Science Monthly” on “The Laryn
goscope and Rhinoscope, or how we now explore the air
passages,” may he said to be the earliest popular expo
sitions of an advance m practical medicine, which is one
of the most brilliant of modern times. Dr. Seeger trans
lated from the German the celebrated work of Prof. Sie
ber on the art of singing. He is the inventor ot import
antthroatinstruments, and is a Shakespearean scholar.
So much'as to the two men who were among the first to
recognize the wonderful value of the Coca.
Having learned that Dr. Seeger is engaged in collating
an elaborate book on Coca, I decided to call upon him
to secure, if possible, an advance examination of the proof
sheets. I found him in the cozy library of his Lexington
avenue mansion, and busy with the very subject which
had brought me to him.
The Coca is a small plant or tree from six to nine feet
in hight, cultivated in South America, principally in
Peru, Bolivia, Equador, New Granada and Brazil. The
leaf is the important part of the plant. Its use dates back
into the unknown past. It was first used by that remark
able race, the Incas, of Peru, whose advancement in the
artsand sciences, added to the splendor and luxury of
their palaces and, even humblest homes, [aroused the
astonishment of the early Spanish Conquerors, and with
it all of their fierce rapacity and. cruelty. Judged the
feelings of these greedy plunderers on arriving in an un
known land, to find a race not only cultured, peaceable,
industrious, graceful, athletic and courteous, but also
thoroughly mindful of one another's rights, with a profu
sion of gold, precious stones, rich ami wonderful em
broideries scattered in palaces, temples, and even in the
most simple dwellings. But how much greater their sur
prise when they learned that all their gold and treasure
was disdained by these kind, hospitable,
and unsuspecting natives, who, instead, attached a price
less value to a miserable little leaf. History has no fouler
page than the cruelty of these Spanish conquerors toward
a race which received them kindly, and treated them with
open-armed hospitality.
Nicolas Monardes, a doctor in Seville, in the 16th cen
tury, was the first to write on Coca. The book appeared
in Seville in 1565, under the title, “ Dos libros, et uno que
trata de todas las cosas que traen de las nostros Indios oc
(identajes.” Cristoval de Molina, a priest, wrote in 1580.
Next, followed Ciusius, who wrote in 1605, and then
Garcillasso de la Vega, who wrote “The Royal Commen
taries of lhe Incas,” 1617, and from these we obtain our
early information. The Incas called it II Santo remedio—
la folia de Coca, the blessed plant. It was also called the
Sacred Life plant of th® Incas. It was considered an an
imated representative of the Divinity, and the fields
where it grew were venerated as sanctuaries. The na
tives made talismans of the plant; through it they ob
tained favors of fortune, triumphs in love, cure of dis
ease and relief from pain. It made oracles speak, and its
presence in their homes kept away all accidents and
crime. None could visit the tomb of his ancestors or in
voke their spirits unless he had some Coca ia his mouth.
The earliest information tells us that the Indians at first
regarded it as a sacred and mysterious plant. They be
lieved that Manco Capac, the divine, descended in the
primitive epoch from the rocks of Lake Titicaca and be
stowed the light of the sun (his father) upon the poor in
habitants of the country; that he gave them a knowl
edge of the gods, brought them the useful arts and agri
culture, and presented them with the Coca, “that divine
plantjwhich satisfies the hungry, gives strength to the
weak, and makes them forget their misfortunes.” At
first it was reserved for the worship of the Divinity, and
the use of the Incas, those grand monarchs who claimed
direct descent from the gods. No one was allowed to
use it unless some great deed or some special reason
made him worthy to partake of the same with the sover
eigns. It was the recompense for loyalty, bravery or
heroic action—a recompense more prized than gold or
silver. Although the superstitions connected with the
Coca were gradually dispelled, the plant has never lost,
even to this day, with the natives of South America, its
marvelous prestige.
According to the earliest traditions handed down to us
in the writings of the Spanish Conquerors, the Coca had a
prominent place in the religious ceremonies. It was the
chief offering in their worship of the sun, and their high
priests (Huillac Umu) gave it the place of honor in all
ceremonies. The popular superstition of the time cred
ited it as the symbol of divinity. It was regarded as a
sacred and mysterious plant. The monarchs, nobles and
priests vied in their pious offerings of it to their deity,
and enormous quantities were burned upon their altars in
this way. Priests chewed it at prayers to conciliate the
benevolence of their gods. They filled the mouths of
their dead with Coca for the purpose of securing their
salvation, and this custom pertains even at this day, and
when a descendant ot the Incas of the present time
meets with a mummy, he kneels down with devotion
and places around it a handful of Coca.
At first the Spanish conquerors were mystified by this
devotion to an insignificant plant. Then with that affec
tation of superior virtue which the Christians ol all times
have never been backward in claiming, this devotion
was denounced as sacrilegious and the Council of Lima,
consisting of bishops from all parts of South America,
and held on October 18, 1569, condemned it as an “illu
sion of the devil.” This fulmination had no effect. In
fact, as will be shown later, it only served to bring out
the more glaringly the selfishness of these Christian con
querors. After a while they began to learn its virtue, as
well as its value, as a source of revenue, and the edict by
which it was condemned as an ancient sup?rstition was
reversed, and priests and conquerors vied in fostering its
culture and the promotion of its consumption. Colossal
fortunes were rapidly accumulated, and In the sixteenth
century plantations, of which the rents ranged from 20,000
to 200,000 francs were by no means rare and the tax lev
ied was remarkable. At the present time the annual pro
duction of Coca in South America is estimated at
40,000,000 pounds.
There are many species or varieties of the Coca plant,
but only the Erythroxylon Coca has the virtues which
history and experience ascribe to it. It requires an ex
pert to distinguish the true from tho false Coca, and it re
quires as much nicety of taste and sharpness of percep
tion to distinguish Coca which is good from Coca which
has become worthless, as is required by the tasters and
experts in tea. When well dried and carefully preserved
the leaf has an agreeable odor, and a peculiar character
istic taste which in decoction has a pleasantly bitter and
astringent flavor.
The greetest care and expertness is required from the
very first. Not only are special conditions of soil, eleva
tion and climate essential to the perfect growth ol the
genuine Coca, but it requires the utmost nicety, care and
experience in the picking and curing of the leaf. The
average produce is 800 pounds of the leaves to the acre.
In Peru and the countries where Coca grows, it is al
ways Coca Fresca (see the “.Druggist and Chemical
Gazette,”) viz : fresh Coca that is offered for sale, as the
natives know how liable the leaves are to deterioration.
The editor of the “American Druggist,” in the number
for June, 1885, says : “ Coca leaves of good preservation
have not been in the market for along time.”
That this difficulty of obtaining a supply of reliable
Coca is not recent, will be shown by the following from
the May, 1878, number of New Remedies—“the difficulty
of securing fine leaves continues. According to advices
received from Peru, the reason for this is that Coca
thrives well only in a narrow zone on the eastern slope
of the Andes, at an elevation of 3,000 to 6,000 feet, and
that the Indian consumers retain the best qualities, while
only the inferior sorts are exported.”
Any one who will take the trouble to investigate will
soon be convinced that seven-eighths of all the Coca
leaves which leave South America, by the time they
arrive at their foreign destinations are absolutely
worthless. “They part with their volatile ingredi
ents (in which is the value) very rapidly,” says Prof.
Johnson (The Chemistry of Common Life). 77k? average
duration, says Prof Markham (see May, 1831, issue of the
American Druggist), of Coca in a sound state is about
Jive months, after which time it loses its strength and
flavor and is rejected by the Indians as worthless.
I have said Dr. Seeger examined during the last fifteen
years 200 specimens of the ordinary commercial impor
tations of Coca. On an average but one in ten of the
samples could be regarded as having any value. Every one
of the samples I found to be adulterated. Even the best
and highest priced speimens had an admixture of leaves
of other varieties of Coca. I .have already called atten
tion to the many varieties of the Coca plant, but that
only one, viz.: The Erythroxylon Coca possesses the
valuable properties which has made it famous. The
leaves of these varieties are so much alike that adultera
tion is a very easy matter. The real fact is that there is
but little reliable Coca in the market. The Liebig Com
pnny of New York virtually monopolizes all of the reliable
importations of Coca, and its brokers are constantly on
the watch for what little there is that reaches American
ports which it does not import itself. When these facts,
viz.: The worthlessness of nearly all of the Coca in
American markets and its scarcity are considered, it will
be seen how absurd the trash is that is being circulated
about Americans having acquired the “coca habit.”
And it becomes still more absurd when we add the Liebig
Company of New York, which, as we have already said,
virtually monopolizes all the reliable Coca that reaches our
ports, never sells the leaves. Even if there was such a
thing as a coca habit among its Indian users, such a
thing wonld be an absolute impossibility in our climate.
The real secret of the yarns about Coca which have re
cently been appearing in the papers lies in the jealousy
of a large manufacturer of certain tonic preparations,
the sale of which has become greatly abridged by the
growing popular appreciation of Coca as a tonic. In
fact, the history oi that wonderful race, the Imperial In
cas, who were its first users, is in itself a reply to all such
nonsense. They inhabited the two central sections of the
Sierra, and nature here had worked on her grandest and
most imposing scale, R as though she in-
tended it as the home of an imperial race. A coun try
like this, says a writer in tie Encylepacdia Britannica,
was well adapted for the cradle of an imperial race. They
had an elaborate system of state worship. History and
tradition were preserved by their bards, and dramas
‘were enacted be.'ore the sovereign and his court. A well
considered system of land tenure and of colonization pro
vided for the wants of all classes of the people. The ad
ministrative details of government were minutely and
carefully organized and accurate statistics were kept.
The edifices displayed marvelous building skill and their
workmanship is unsurpassed. The world has nothing to
show In the way of stone cutting and fitting to equal the
skill and accuracy displayed in the Inca structures of
Cuzco. As workers in metals and as potters they dis
placed Infinite variety ot design, while as cultivators and
engineers they in all respects excelled their conquerors.
Jose Sebastian Barranca, the naturalist and antiquary, a
few years ago published a translation of the ancient Inca
drama of “Ollantay,” which would put to blush seven
eighths of all dramas of the present time.
Here we have a brief picture of a race which indulged
in Coca from the monarch down. TTiey were noble, kind
ly and hospitable. The Spaniards found them a happy,
prosperous, contented race. To-day the descendants of
the Incas mourn the advent ot the white man with his
greedy, merciless civilization, as does his red brother of
the northern continent of America. 11’such noble quali
ties could exist in spite of their habit of Coca indulgence,
then the sooner we become a race ot Coca users, the better
for the general happiness and welfare. Coffee, tea, to
bacco have been so roundly abused, and such vivid pic
tures have been drawn of the dire results following their
use, that the wonder is that any one has the courage to 1
indulge. And yet the world finds comfort and solace in
their use. Vaccination has been abused as though it
were the device of the arch devil, and yet we keep on
right merrily in our work of scarifying manly arms and
pretty legs.
How often do we not hear it said that history repeats
itself The one generation condemns and the next
generation wonders at its folly. In 1569 the Catholic
council condemned Coca as •• a superstition of the Devil,
and therefore pernicious.” In the next generation, so to
speak, the wise and good Jesuit father Costa took up the
fight and demonstrated beyond cavil that Coca could not
be classed as a pure superstition, and that the Indians
offered it because it was, in their estimation, the most
valuable of all that they could offer in their worship.
Since that time Coca, like Cinchona (Quinine), has been
compelled to undergo its share of detraction. But mark
one thing. This detraction has not coine from scientific
investigators, nor from those who have patiently ex
amined into the facts, sucn as Sir Robert Chnstison,
Baronet, (M. D.. D. C. L., LL. D., F. R. 8., President of
the British Medical Association, Professor of Materia
Medica in the University ot Edinburgh, Physician to Her
Majesty the Queen), Prof. Fauvel, of Paris; Prof John M.
Carnochan, of New York, the distinguished surgeon, and
a score of men equally distinguished for honest devotion
to the truths of science. In all professions and in all
callings, there is a class of men who gain notoriety by
their adoption of the role of kickers. Their success in
life—their stock in trade as ’twere—lies in the notoriety
they gain by detracting. The medical profession, unfor
tunately, is overcrowded with such, and it is to these
men that we mast attribute the reason why the public
Las lost so much of its faith in that profession. Ifw®
were to listen to these kickers, the most of us would die
of hunger, for the reason that nearly everything we eat
or drink has fallen under their ban. And yet if statistics
have any value, they seem to that we are
more comfortably housed, live better and die older than
our forefathers.
It was a holy father of the order of Jesuits who first
took up the cudgels of Coca. It was a holy father of the
same order who first made the world acquainted with
Quinine. No remedy has been so abused as Quinine,
and no remedy is so appreciated the world over, whether
in tropical jungles or Arcilc solitudes. In fact, abuse
has only served to demonstrate its value, and so with
Coca. By all means let them abuse it. The detractors
will render the world just such another service as they
have rendered by abusing many another article, the
value of which only became understood through detrac
tion. Coca is a Peruvian product; so is Quinine, which
is produced from cinchona. The name is derived from
that of the Countess El-Clnchona, wife of the vice-King
of Peru, who gave some of the bark to a Jesuit for use
among the poor, afflicted with fever, and from this it
became known as pulvis patrum, or powder of the
fathero. It was also named powder of the Countess, in
honor of the Countess El Cinchona. The Jesuits of Peru
sent some of the powder to Cardinal Lugo, the General
of their order; hence it was also known by the name of
Cardinal’s powder. The Peruvians and Incas, from whom
its virtues were learned, called it Yara —Chucchu, Cava—
Chucchu; Yara meaning tree, and Cava bark. Chucchu
means shuddering, shivering, as if they had intended to
convey the idea— “ Intermittent” fever tree.
Dr. William 8. Searle, in an article upon Coca, says:
“It is one of the most remarkable productions of the
world, and has powerful therapeutic properties.”
Lieut. Gibbon, who went out by the order of the Gov
ernment of the United States, in company with Lieut.
Herndon (father-in-law ot ex-President Arthur), to ex
plore the valley of the Amazon, in 1851, thus speaks of
the Coca : “ This vegetable has properties so marvellous
that it enables Indians, without any other nourishment
the while, to periorm forced marches of five and six days.
It is so bracing, stimulant and tonic that by chewing it
alone they will periorm iourneys of 300 miles without
appearing in the least fatigued.” Dr. Tschudi* mentions
an Indian, 62 years of age, who was employed by him in
very laborious digging, and that during the five days and
nights which he was in my service, he never tasted any
food, and took only two hours sleep each night. At in
tervals of three hours he regularly chewed half an ounce
of Coca leaves. His work being finished, he accompanied
me on a two days’ journey of 23 leagues. Though on
foot, he kept pace with my mule, and halted only for his
‘chaccar.’ On leaving me he said he would willingly
engage for the same amount of work, and go through it
without iood, if I would allow him a supply of Coca. The
village priest assured me that this man was 62 years
ol age, that he was in the constant habit of using the
Coca, and that he had never known hinvto be ill in his
life.” Castelnauf says he himself knew of instances as
extraordinary. From 1785 to 1789 inclusive, Castelnau
represents tho consumption of this leaf in the new vice
royalty of Lima alone at three and a quarter million
of pounds, and worth one and- a quarter million of money,
and tho total consumption of Peru at two millions and a
half of dollars.
Dr. Searle, alluding to all of its wonderftil properties,
says: “The effects of the Coca upon the human system
borders upon the marvellous, and, if not clearly authen
ticated by authors of undoubted veracity, would be alto
gether beyond belief;” and again, “all this sounds like a
tale of Baron Munchausen, and would be altogether in.
credible were it not confirmed by similar reports from
sources entitle! to the greatest respect.” Prof. Grazella,
in speaking of it, says: “I had heard so much ot it, and
felt so incredulous about it, that I was all the more sur
prised to find all that had be "a written true in every
particular. The reason of its failure to produce the same
effects in European hands is, I am convinced from care
ful experiments made with the Coca of commerce, and
with some of the extract which I had freshly prepared
whilst in Bolivia, and which I took home with me, simply
owing to carelessness in its packing and transportation,
as exposure in any way toon causes it to part with its in
valuable properties.
Prof. Colpaert (Bulletin Soc. Accl. Paris, 1862, p. 956),
feels convinced that “Cocais a strengthening substance.”
He has often, when passing the graud chain of the Andes,
chewed Coea to combat the cold, and always with the
best effect. In one of the latter journeys toVicabamba,
one of the richest mineral districts of Peru, he arrived in
the town at the moment when they were carrying out ot
his home one of the non native miners, who for many
j ears had been afflicted with a dreadful malady, which
had defied all the efforts of medical skill. His body was
completely covered with ulcers, and the miserable man
had been given over as incurable, and his sufferings being
unendurable, he implored to be put to death. An old
Indian, who had formerly worked under his orders, asked
permission to undertake the cure, which was granted.
The patient was laid on the floor of the room, stripped,
and half a dozen Indians commenced chewing Coca, and
singing and dancing around him, with strange, cabalis
tic actions. After about a quarter of an hour, when the
leaves had been sufficiently masticated, they again began
to dance and spit on the patient's body. This lasted for
about half an hour, when each Indian placed his quid of
chewed Coca on tho ulcers of the patient, who was then
enveloped in clothes and left to repose. The same scene
was rendered every two days, ana at the end of the
month the patient was thoroughly cured. This occurred
in 1850, and 11 years later the man was still living, and
in the enjoyment of the most vigorous health.”
Dr. Schurzer (Austrian Navara Expedition) tells of an
Indian who accomplished a journey of 243 English miles
in five days. After resting for one day, he set out on his
return, in which he was obliged to pass over a mountain
of 13,000 feet in hight. During the whole journey, there
and back, he had only taken a little roasted maize and
plenty of Coca.
“ Setting aside all extravagant and visionary notices on
the subject, I am clearly of the opinion that the use of
Coca is not only not noxious, but, quite the contrary, it is
very conducive to health. In support of this conclusion I
may refer to the numerous examples of longevity among
Indians, who from boyhood have been in the habit ol mas
ticating Coca three times a day. Cases are not unfre
quent of Indians attaining the great age of 130 years, and
these men, at the ordinary rate of consumption, must in
the course of their lives have chewed not less than 2,700
pounds of the leaf, and retained the most perfect health
and vigor.”—Prof. J. J. VAN TSHUDI, Travels in Peru,
etc.
Dr. UNANUS, of Lima, regards it as the greatest of
all tonics (“ architonico”). He advises its use in conval
escence to regain quickly the strength lost in sickness.
MANUEL FUENTES, of Lima, said: “Whatever
may be thought of the explanation,the fact is that the hu
man body acquires by the continued use of Coca an ath
letic constitution, capable of resisting, among privations
and misery, the severest fatigue as well as the inclemen
cy of the weather. Experience and the most scientific
analysis reveals to us in Coca the most tonic plant in the
vegetable kingdom. This precious shrub unites in itself
all the virtues which are separately met with in the large
number of vegetables comprised under the general name
Of TONIC PLANTS.
Dr. CH. GAYE AU (“These pour le Doctorat,”
Pans, 1870. Parent, edit, page 61 et seq.), cites a great
number ot clinical observations in which Coca has never
failed to produce an admirable action, sometimes even
MARVELOUS.”
It seems to me, said Dr. Seeger, that sufficient testi
mony has been adduced in the above to set at rest all
doubts as well as to effectually dispose of the underhand
ed efforts of interested manufacturers to break down that
which threatens their selfish interests. The testimony
alone cf such a man as Dr. Searle, of Brooklyn, who justly
ranks high as a scientist and physician, and who is one of
the early advocates of Coca, may as well be quoted in
conclusion. He says: “If we eliminate the trials of those
who have employed worthless specimens of the plant, we
have so much concurrent testimony as to render doubt
ridiculous. * * * We have the testimony ot an entire
nation, employing it constantly during centuries of time.
* * * Its sustaining power is so marvelous that I pro
phesy that by its help we shall hereafter be able to cure
many cases oi disease which were otherwise helpless.”
SiLEX.
* Travels in Peru during the years of 1838 to 1842, on
the Coast, in the Sierras, across the Cordilleras and the
Andes into the Primeval Forests, by Dr. J. J. Tschudi.
+ Expeditian dans les Centrales de I’Amerique de Sud
de Rio de Janeiro a Lima de Lima au Para. Executee
par ordre du Gouvernment Francais pendent les Annees
1843 a 1847, sous la direction de Francais de Castlenau,
Faris, 1852, 6 vols.
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Each tablesDoonful represents the essence of one ounce
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(Spanish) Imperial Crown Sherry from the vineyards of
Messrs. Gonzales, Byase<k Co., of Jerez. The Liebig Co.
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firm of Sherry growers. As an example it may be stated
that under the terms of the contract for 1888, Messrs.
Gonzales, Byass A Co., are required to deliver 5,000 gal
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Liebig Co.’s Coca Beef Tonic also contains AN AS
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It is not a secret preparation. Its ingredients are open
and public, and it is guaranteed to eontain not only ALL
that we say it does, but (and in these days of adulteration
this is of the highest importance), THE MATERIALS
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Not every kind of sherry is adapted to the systems of
those '‘out of health.” It requires not only nicety of
judgment in selecting an appropriate sherry, but also
especial knowledge and skill to select a GENUINE SHER
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Coca blend well with every kind ot wine, and herein lies the
secret of the worthlessness of all attempts at competition
with the Liebig Co.’s Beef Tonic preparations. It seems
unnecessary to say that sherry has always been the king
of wines for invalids. Nor need we add that it is, if good,
a costly wine. Buying it as we do, by the thousands of
gallons, direct from growers of the highest reputation,
not only do we secure an assured quality of wine, but also
at a price so far below that which the small buyers must
pay, that it becomes self-evident that an article of the
quality we offer cannot possibly be reproduced by small
manufacturers. The thousands and hundreds oi thou
sands in all parts of the w’orld who have used the Liebig
Co.’s Coca Beef Tonics, are no doubt fully convinced of
this, or our sales would not be, as they are for this year,
OVER TWENTY-FIVE PER CENT, beyond our largest
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•'Having been made acquainted with the mode ol prep
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orderedit for patients requiring tonic treatment. Such
patients derived marked and decided benefit from it.
Scientific men are becoming more and more impressed
with the necessity of supplying, by nutritive injesta, the
wear and tear ot civilized life, and the Coca Beef Tonic is
composed of materials well suited to fulfill the necessary
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[From the N. Y. Medical Journal.]
“ The indorsements of numerous medical men of prom
inence w’ho have used it, which the Liebig Company dis
play in their offices, also indicate that .it has merits.”
The American Homoeopathic Observer says: “The
Liebig Co.’s Coca Beef Tonic preparations should not be
confounded with any patent nostrums. They are legiti
mate pharmaceutical products, and worthy of the recom
mendations bestowed upon them by both homoeopathic
and allopathic Journals.”
The N. Y. Medical Times says: “We have prescribed
it with the most satisfactory results.”
[From Leonard’s Medical Journal.]
The Liebig Co.’s Coca Beef Tonic preparations have
acquired a large reputation in various parts of the world.
* * * The most palatable preparation for administer
ing to children or delicate women that we are acquainted
with. We have used it in the cases of children quite ex
tensively, and always to our entire satisfaction.”
The St. Louis Clinical Review says: "We desire to call
the attention oi the profession to the reliability of the
Coca Beef Tonic preparations manufactured by the Lie
big Co., and to the high character of the indorsements
accorded to this celebrated firm by leading physicians
and medical journals of all schools.”
“The Liebig Co.’s Coca Beef Tonic preparationshave
been ftilly tested and indorsed in such away as to guar
antee their purity and reliability. Many of the most re
liable practitioners of medicine and surgery, and men
long experienced, have given their indorsements and re
sults in their practice.”—N. Y. Medical Eclectic.
To the Liebig Co.—Gentlemen! Your agent left me a
bottle of your Coca Beef Tonic for me to try. I took it
myself, as I had been sick for a number of months with a
lung affection, and was not 'able to practice. It helped
me very much. So much so that lam now about as well
as usual. I have since given it to a number of patients
and it has benefited every case. I am indeed most thank
fill that it came to my hands. I had tried different pre.
parations of Ooca before, BUT HAD NO EFFECTS FROM
THEM.
Dedham, Me. H. S. PHENIX, M. D.
“ The best tonic and nutritive preparation in the mar
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Dr. P. G. Cook of Rockland, Me., a physician of recog
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that the Liebig Co.’s circulars bear the impress of hon
esty and truthfulness, I had my misgivings, but after a
faithful and conscientious trial I gladly bear testimony in
behalf of the great value of its Coca Beet Tonic. I pre
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pletely broken down with the infirmities of years, unable
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was able to leave her bed, to be about the house, and has
so far recovered her pristine health as to be able to travel
a distance of sixty miles on a visit to her daughter.”
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Drunkenness, Ovarian Neuralgia,
Hysteria, Nervous Exhaustion,
Neuralgia, Epilepsy,
Sick Headache, St. Vitus’s Dance,
Sciatica, Neurasthenia, &c.
This is In no sensen PATENT MEDICINE. Con
tains no Opiates or Chloral. It is a Nerve and Brain
Food Tonic, and is the beat Natural Tonic and Rest
orative known. Illustrated Treatise on Nervous
Diseases, Exhaustion, Opium Habit. <fcc. sent FREE
to any address. $2.00 per Bottle.
Your Druggist keeps It, Fresh.
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DYKE’S BEARD ELIXIR ™
JMPERIAL
HAIR BEGENERATOU
Is tho only ABSOLUTELY HARMLESS preparation for
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from the lightest ashen, gold, blonde, chestnut and au
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glossy: does not stain the skin: is immediate and lasting,
also odorless; is equally desirable for the beard. Turkish
or Russian baths do not affect it.
Price, $1 and $2. ,Ask your druggist for it. Send for
circular and sample ot your hair when ordering. General
Depot and Private Application Rooms, No. 54 West Twen
ty-third street, New York.
IMPERIAL HAIR REGENERATOR COMPANY.
to travcl and seil staple goods to dealers, or 83
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gw lars in your vicinity. Al! expenses advanced. R
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»for postage, packing, etc. We mean what we say. El
supply company,
Palace Building, Cincinnati, Ohio. m
You are allowed a free trial of thirty days ot the use
of Dr. Dye’s Celebrated Voltaic Belt with Electric Sus
pensory Appliances, for the speedy relief and per
manent cure of Nervous Debility, loss of Vitality and
Manhood, and all kindred troubles. Also for many
other diseases. Complete restoration to Health, Vfgot,
and Manhood guaranteed. No risk is incurred. Illus
trated pamphlet in sealed envelope mailed free, by ad
dressing VOLTAIC BELT CO., Marshall, Mich.
EICETSW.
THE JUSTLY CELEBRATED
AND WORLD-FAMED
Excelsior Lager Beer
MANUFACTURED BY
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IS STRICTLY PURE.
It is the FINEST FLAVORED
and MOST WHOLESOME Beer
before the public.
It is pronounced the BEST and
Purest Beer,
by eminent Physicians and Chem
ists, and they recommend it for
INVALIDS as well as the robust.
It has received
from PHILADELPHIA, NEW
YORK, PARIS, SYDNEY, and
JAPAN lor excellence and pu
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Stands Unrivalled!
All communications should bo addressed to
GEORGE BECHTEL,
STAPLETON, STATEN ISLAND, N. X.
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ttt.
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AND
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AND
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Boxes Rented from $lO per year
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Silver and Valuables Stored under
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Rooms or space rented in the FIRE-PROOF STORAGE]
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Carting and Packing done on brief notice.
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SECURITY, CONVENIENCE,*
AND
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EPPS'S COCOA.
BREAKFAST.
“By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which
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a careful application of the fine properties of well
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tables with a delicately flavored beverage which may
save ur manj- heavy doctors'’ bills. It is by the judiciowß z
use of such articles of diet that a constitution maybe
gradually built up until strong enough to resist every
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floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a
weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keep
ing ourseves well fortified with pure blood and a prop
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Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold only in
half pound tins by Grocers, labeled thus:
JAMES EPPS & CO., Homoeopathic
London, England.
GOLD MEDAL, PARIS, 1878?
BAKER’S
üßreakfast Cocoa.
Warranted absolutely pure/
Cocoa, from which the excess of
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times the strength of Cocoa mixed
with Starch, Arrowroot or Sugar,
and is therefore far more economi
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cup- It is delicious, nourishing,
strengthening, easily digested, and
admirably adapted for invalids as
well as for persons in health.
Sold by Grocers everywhere.
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WANTED.-MEX AND WOMEN~to
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Celebrated French Specifics.
INDISPENSABLE TO LADIES.
FRENCH CREAM OF BEAUTY possesses re
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FRENCH REGUIjATING PIL.L.S. The re
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FRENCH PROPHYLACTIC. Recognized by all
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ELECTRO DEPILATORY permanently re
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UTAUEX’E develops the Bust. Change m ten days.
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Indispensable to Ladies. Always reliable. Indorsed by
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Our specialties are for sale by druggists, or will be sent.--
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Tapeworm removed in two
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CONSULT DR. PROTIN, 50 West 4th st.—Twenty years’
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nervous debility. All important cases thoroughly cured,, ,
Impotent men
Be they Young or Old,
having Lost those
attributes of
PERFECT manhood
Regain Quickly
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Pbocheative Abiuw,
Prof. Jean Civiale, BY THE USE OF
Th© Civiale Remedies.
They cure every trace of DEBILITY, BPER
MATCH KIKE A, VARICOCELE and every
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to Youthful Folly, Abuse, or Natural Failure.
This treatment originated by PROF. CIVIALE,
adopted in every HOSPITAL in FRANCE and
unqualifiedly endorsed by the Medical Profession,
is Easily applied, painless, quick,
and above all LASTING IN ITS RESULTS.
FREE TO ALL.
will send free to any earnest inquirer, our splen
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of this treatment, prices, testimonials and news
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we are also agents for the new and certain to
cure, Self-Adjusting and Glovo Fitting Cradle
Compressor, for th© thorough and radical cure,
without surgery, of
VARICOCELE
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PILLS OF TANSY;
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Wilcox Specific MeauvUM Co..PbUadelplfia.Rh
Diseases of
are successfully cured by ,
Dr. H. FiUNZ,
the well-known specialist.
ULCERS, HUMORS, BLOTCHES
on face or any part of the body treated without z
MFRCURY or other NFJtVOU®
1 UFBILITY, LOSS of MANHOOD, °<
MEMORY, Etc., from whatever cause. There are
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i ecommend you to go to the
NEW YORK BOTANIC MEDICAL
No. 178 Lexington Ave., cor. 31st St.,
New York city (formerly No. 5’3 Third avenue). Sen®
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TO*™!HEN=SSs
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