TUB TWO C1T1KS.
ro-nlnt, ulut m the arlnset,
r,i- with aolenin awe.
Of the RoTelator! alaion
And the cit j that he hw :
The city wnoae gatea are j ilr,
And stroeta ara pavsl wish koIiT,
And of wboaa wonderful beauty
The half waa never told.
And I thought of another cltj
That la not far away.
The moonlight and the annahios
acioee tta marblea play.
Ita hooaea are long and narrow.
And tnelr roofe are green and low ;
And never a cars or aorrow
Ita aUent dweilera know.
There la never a aonnd of weeping
In tbla eltjr on a hill ;
There la never the eonnd of tumult
In the etreeta ao irreen and utill.
The dwellers bave done forever
Wltb the old-life'a etrtfe and din.
For whom the gatea of that city
Have opened to let them in.
I have known aome who grew weary
Of life, ao fnil of low.,
And the bitter, bitter burden.
Of a never lifted croaa ;
And they turned to the etlent cfv
With ita peace ao deep an'. .writ,
Andfound in ita cool, -.n bv-waya
Some reat for wearT fMC
w jen my work la over.
1 w will tww.r me nnt to -
i learned aud rata.
n the city of the dead,
when the low. green roof I. o'er me
Of my dwelling on tbe bill.
I aball be done forever
Wltb eartniy woea and 11L
I ehall mlea tbe tramp aod tbe buatle
Of tbe hurrying march of life,
Aad Ind in tbe etrange, atlil ciiv,
Thw rest that cornea alter atrif-v
Tke Berelta Rosa.
Vlwtat Dw-rrlptloa ot tba l-.ratlt.re ot
Kew York Letter.
The mast magnificent eoclesiastfcal
pageant that ever waa preecnted to the
fraae of sensation-loving New York, waa
the ceremony of placing the red eccle
siastical cap of a cardinal on the head of
Archbishop MeCloskey, which took
place at the plain, old-fashioned church
of St, Patrick, to-day. The old church
is aitnated at the corner of Mulberry
and Mott street, in a quarter densely
populated, chiefly by Irish and Italians.
The whole district turned ont of doors
at 6 o'clock this morning, and business
waa suspended in all the neighborhood
of the church. The mills were si'ent,
aa the workmen had taken a holMfty.
The windows were filled with women
and children, and the reof-tops were
"JT1;,,111 ,io Vicinity of the
cathedral there w3 a oon slant arrival of
gorgeous eqt -.pages, conveying ate
and city officials, dignitaries of the
church, and other distinguished people.
For several blocks away from the
ohoreh, lines of polios officers, directed
eaptaina and inspectors, held back
It waa admitted by the trustees that
gboj arrangement, were admirable,
at for the police, the ticket-holders
oaald wot have got near tite church.
Aait was, the arrangements were de
feotiwe in ene respect, namely, as re-
Kffd" he press representatives. The
wife of Frank Leslie, artist of the pio
tonal of that title,. and other press
taofcea-noldera, were kept under tke aun
or twenty minntea. at tu-. t.t.
, . 1 wV IIUU1HU
door, awaiting the appearance of some
body who had charge of the press ar
rangements. Representatives of lead
ing Ne-r York paper, found spaoe set
apart for them filled with people who
had do business there except from curi
osity This is really the experience of
reporters at Catholic chtlrches in gen
eral and St. Patrick's cathedral in par
tionW. While the bright sun shone
oa tbe crowded roof-tops, and the
YSXtOW FU18 OF THK POPS
aa temporal prince, with the cross--TV
t-.,Petor' TOd peacefully
Mde by aide the stars and stripes of the
Amenoan republic, oyer the main en
trance, the ticket-holders were kept in
line, four deep, under the blaaingTieat,
Jong the sidewalk, and advanced at the
rate of three steps in twenty minutes.
Atieae were simply holders of tickets of
5ff".,OI, Meanwhile, to the great
aisguat of these people, the lucky
holders of numbered tickets for pews
passed in ntpidly-among them gentle
nen in Wl dreaa, as if for a concert.
Some k.1 the most distinguished and
rwfrjcratio people in New York hurried
W.ng around those nninritiog street
corners, through neroe-looking men,
and erataMelooking young women, for
thm first fame in their lives.
IHSTDB THE CHURCH,
U wm peaoe and magnifioence. Can
PP'6"; of crimson were to the right and
left of the altar, through the interstices
of which nuns of various orders glanced
-nth feminine curiosity, upon the
ro,f& f distinguished and wealthy
peopte. The aroma of sweet inoense
rrom the Testry flUed the air. The
high altar was ablaze with tall tapers,
and radiant with flowers. Cloth of
crimson and gold was spread here and
-here around the sanctuary, and oil
paintings, copies of old masters, were
instinct jr,th life under the concentrated
light. The joyous words.
. "t dbxtjc LAPDAiroa"
blazed in gaa jets over the huge crucifix
which surmounted the high altar. But
it was when the triumphant strains
from the organ and battallioa of in
!KnSU,t? "ncled through the
"""K t with glorious bar.
"at l interest of the
oiT"1' i rhiB waa Portly before
lLL, - Aoo ytes in black soutanes;
io!i . U d aoutanes; acolytes
n graceful robes of white : swinging
oe-jjers ; priests, with pale, aad faces ;
portly-looking dignitaries of the chnrob:
mo-ks in white habits ; monks in black
toe white friars and the black friars
of the mu'dle sges slowly moved
.ong the moving panorama, with con
tour ahfUng hues, before the
I1, oonrroution. Then priests in
j t i(jrr.
A lT"01I'R AR1r OF THEM.
.iad bent the kne before the hSh altar.
"P"fd'"JI theeentral passage and
ated themselves the rernainder de
Jlected to the ibt and left, and filled
t-jej chairs In the sanctuary, except
boe iwerted for the bishops arid
laadi. invited ecclesiastics. The
Jjjrfclsof tho ranetnary flashed back the
- old from the glriering mitres as tbe
prelate began to issue slowly from the
vestry and advance two by two into the
sanctuary. Ecclesiastics in purple
ejMocks, attendant priests, and ether
official, moved forward first. Tiien
FBiNoaa rjy thb chttbch,
thoopM ot gold from neck to hrels,
ma those oriental-looking mitres whioh
lend Btrsnge dignity to the wearers.
The buhops and archbishops. 3B in
anmber. advanced slowly and arranged
themselves in three front rows of chairs,
Whrio shifting rows of red. white and
black moved to the left and right, and
high above all were tue glorious strains j
" organ ana stringed instruments.
M was a sight never to be forgotten bv
r mere, as mnrb as
vm ireely offered for admisiou
wcaem, outside the church. The maf
waa pretty much the same as ordinary
aaramonial Knti AIiava vma fifl,nw
. daviations, arising from the presence of
ao many prelates, rrobably one of the
most imposing figures in the gorgeous
pageant was the tall and stately Connt
W u: Ar .1.. r -
bile, who eame in behind Bishop
liaughlin, of Brooklyn, the celebrant
or toe mass, wearing his antiqns
ahaped brass helmet, scarlet tonic,
word, heavy boots and spurs. To the
astonishment of Catholics, he woro his
- neimet until the canon of the mass.
This formidable and gorgeously uni
formed cavalier was . understood to be
the guardian and custodian of tbe small
scarlet oardioai's ha',
the conferring of which wns the occa
sion of all this joyous solemnity. After
mass had concluded, a id the real busi
ness of the day oommeno'il, it was im
possible for the ushers in. restrain the
curiosity of those in the fi out seats to
the right and left who could not see
through twenty solid
TABDe OP CLEfKlYMEN.
They first got upon the t U p leading to
the sanctuary. Then one false step
led to another, until gentlemen inor
dinary street costume or full ilryLM bad
crowded in among th AHid-inrTiired
priest a, who made room for them.
Finally the priests wanted to see what
waa going on, and they abandoned
their chain and crowded to the front.
The chairs were instanter mounted by
AN IMFOSTNO STIIXjrRSrt
prevailed while the various addresses
from the pope to the cardinal and the
archbishop of Baltimore, and replies
of those prelates in latin, were read,
the vast congregation listening as in
tently as if they could understand every
word of it. 'There ri-re a number,
however, in the fltint seats judges and
other state oivio officials who w.nder
stood these documents perfectly, and
gratified their Udi by giving the sub
starce of Hieni. When the cardinal
concluded his address and knelt in tin
scarlet garments before ttio altar, and
all the ; differently tolled ecclesiastics
bowed their heads, and the orgau pealed
forth preparatory to the ' Te leum,"
am? all the assistant officiating clergy
knelt ou the altir steps, the soene was
one magmuoeut beyond description.
A Banana Farm.
, A corrr-BponuVlA of the Atlanta Her
ald writes of a banana plantation he
has visited : Yon have ea Uio cott u
plantations of MIfsissippi, the sugar
plantation of Louisiana, the rice plan
tations of southern Georgia, and tei
baps the corn plantations rJT Illinois, or
the wheat plant ioS of Michigan, and
possibly the potato plantations of New
Jersey, the tobacco plantations of Con
necticut, the cranberry plantations of
Rhode Island, or the hop plantations of
Maine bat h,v5 ycti ever seen a full
grown bannA plantation, with its thou
sands of gigantic plants, laden with
rich clusters of matured fruit? If not,
a grand sight awaits you.
The banana is strictly a tropical
plant, and is extremely sensitive to cold
or frost. All attempts to domesticate
it in this country, so as to render its
cultivation upen a targe scale profitable,
have, until a recent period, proved
practical failures. And it is only in the
extreme southern portions of Louisiana
and in certain portions of Florida that
any success has, up to this tiliie, been
achieved, and, in thectt localities, want
of more perfect knowledge of the plant
and experience in its culture have caused
The moat petfeot banana plantation,
perhaps, upon the soil of the United
States ia that of Col. Whitaer. hear Sil
ver lake. This plantation covers an
area of several acres, and contains over
ten thousand plants, most oi them in
bearing. The plants are of different
varieties. Collie of them are huge trees,
twenty feet high, with a trunk from six
to eight inches in diameter, while
others and probably the largest numbed,
are of the celebrated dwAr species,
standing from oi& to eight feet high,
with a tntnfc irom four to five inches in
dia&ieter. The banana, as cultivated in
this climate, bears no visible seed, but
it is propagated from slips of cuttings
which bear transplanting well, atdgrow
with great rapidity. These slips are
generally planted dbout eight feet apart,
if it. fa tfia dwAVf flrwmefl. an aera r,f
I ground will contain from 600 to 700
plants. Tney require a deep ncu sou
and considerable moisture, tt has no
season, but the fruit matures generally
in from eleven to thirteen months from
date of planting, and by properly timing
the planting, ripe fruit may be ob
tained at all seasons of the year. The
cuttings once planted, first derelop two
leaves tightly rolled together, which
grow to a height of three or four feet,
when the blades begin to unfold one
after another, into great broad leaves,
the stems forming i smooth trunk,
which grows to the size of a large apple
tree, composed entirely of these con
centric leaf stems or petals. In about
eight or nine months, according to the
warmth of the season, a deep purple
bud peeps oat just at the point of
divergence of the npper leaves, and
soon pushes itself into full view, its
lengthening stem bending under the
weight of a p rple blossom, shaped like
a pointed egg.
Soon a leaf of this blossom opens at
the pointed end, and rolls back to the
base, disclosing a row of five or six tiny
bananas, nestled close together, as if
hiding under the shelter of this protect
ing leaf. Each miniature fruit hf.s a
waxen yellow flower at the tnd, with a
sligma projecting through it. Other
leaves of the blossom unfold one after
another, in the same way until twenty
or thirty clusters of fruit are developed,
all clinging to one stem, when these
leaves wither and fall, and the fruit
swells and lengthens to maturity, whioh
requires generally abont three or four
months. The groat stem on which the
fruit growB bends under its weight until
the long, finger-like fruit hangs down
in graceful clusters.
Each plant bears but a single bunch
of fruit, and then withers and dies, but
while the fruit is maturing there springs
np from the base f the trunk several
offdhoobi, bicb take the place of the
old plant when that has been removed,
and go on growing to the full size of
the parent tree.
The fruit, when grown full size, be
ins to show streaks of yellow upon its
deep green ekin, when it should be
gathered for shipment to market, as it
is easily and quickly ripened after cut
ting by wrapping the bunch in straw or
in a blanket and keeping it in a ttirm
CoL Whitnet has upon his plantation
thousands of bunches, in all stairen of
development, from the liUlti miniature
buds to the well-matured fruit, six or
seven inches long. Many of those
bunches contain one hundred and twenty-five
bananas, which sell readily to
shippers for two cents each, from which
may be inferred tbe grertt profits of
It is sot generally understood that
the banana makes very nutritious food.
But if cut into strips and dried, and
then pounded into paste and baked, it
forms a very palatable diet. It is said
to be the staple food of some of the
Mexican tribes, who use the young
shoots for greens. h5 tuugh fiber of
ine leat lias lu some parts of tbe world
become an article of merchandise, and
is sold in larce quantities to be manu
factured into tevtilo Sauries, some of
wnicn arc oi great beauty and highly
pri&ed. Banana culture is in its inf ancv
in this country, but it opens such a field
for profitable investment that it is prob
able mat tne day is not far distant when
vast portions of the now unoccupied
territory, bordering the upper St.
John's, will be covered with the beauti
ful banana plant,and tbe Florida banana
will De as well Known and a highly
prized as is now tne i loriaa orange.
The Trade in Hair.
A writer says : The immense expan
sion for the trade in hair during recent
years is scarcely oonccivable. At the
beginuing of the present century it was
onsiilcred a disgrace to wear false hair.
lo-iiHy tue detestable iashion has ex
tended even to the most paltry village,
As late as the year 150 one pound of
Uair c .ft 4 Irancs. scarcely bad the
empress Eugenie attained tbe imperial
diguity tban the price rose to 8 francs
ami 10 francs per pound. In the year
i"ii- toe lastiion grew into an epidemic.
ami spread beyond the boundaries of
France. The German young ladies for-
rook the national custom of long and
beautiful plaits in order, like their
French sisters, to bnrden their heads
with steeples of hair. In 18'Ifi the
price rose to 20 francs, and in 1867 to
2-1 franco, in 1H68 to 45 francs, and in
1870 to 55 francs per pound. This last
i the price of "unprepared" hair;
" prepared " costs double and treble as
nnif'i. Tlio finest hair comes from tbe
Lends of the dead women of Brittany
and Anvergne. When, in either of
these places, a girl or womau of middle
sige diee, the hair is cut off and turned
into money. The hair of the living,
however,fotchesa better price, und some
time blonde maidens receive an much
as 1,500 or 2,000 francs for their tresses.
Hince the war the ladies have moder
ated their demands and regarded with
less favor this hatefnl fashion, to which
tbe phvi icians, attribute so many ner
vous disorders and brain fevers.
WnoF.VRR bins a Mason Hamlin
Cabinet Organ may be sure lie baa got
the best instrument of the class in the
world, aud this hi. the lowest price at
winch it can be afforded by the makers
having greatest facilities for manufac
A stbono solution of hyposnlpliate of
soda is said to be excellent for cleaning
To rRBVENT moths in carpets, wash
the floor before laying them with
spirits of turpentine or benzina.
Sprigs of winterf;reiii or ground ivy
will drio away red ants ; branches of
worm-wood will serve the same purpose
for black ants.
Straw matting shenid be washed
with a. cloth dampened in salt water.
IadiRU meal sprinkled over it and
thoroughly swept ouS will also cleanse,
Spots can bo taken ont of marble
with finely-powdered pumice-ntobU mix
ed with verlnic. Cover tbe spots and
allow the Bturl" to remain for twelve
hours ; then rub clean, dry cd tiuse.
Fr,AX-SKEn and tallow are used in
normay as a stuffing for cushions.
One part of tallow and ten parts of Sax
seed are employe', tbti mobility of the
greasd teed rendering the cushion very
soft and pliable.
As oakek color can be given lo new
pine floors and s.bK3 by washing them
in a solution of copperas dissolved in
lyo, a pound of the former to a gallon
of the latter. When dry, this should
be oiled, and it will look well fc? 1 year
or two ; then ree the oiling.
Wiri'iiXS. Take sour cream, one
quart, the yellow of three eggs and one
half teaspoonfnof soda, stir well to
gether ; add on teaspoonfnl cream tar
ter to flour enough to make the batter ;
beat well, then beat the whites of six
eggs to a stiff froth and ponr on the
batter, stirring in slightly. Have your
irons ready and bake immediately.
White Cake. Three cups sifted
flour, one and a ball cups of sugar, one
egg, one teacup of sweet milk, two
tablespoonfuls of butter, two tibls
spoonfuls of 4crero tailor, one tea
spoonful "f Doiui, and one teaspoonfnl of
r&nilia, almond, or lemon essence. Beat
the butter and sugar to a cream, dis
solve the soda in the milk, and add to
it, with the egg well beaten, and the
essence. Mix with this very slowly
throe cups of fionr, putting the cream
tartar into the last cupful. . Bake in
qniok oven. It makes a delicious cake
for jelly, chocolate, or cocoa-nut layers.
If the latter is used, grate a large cocoa
nut, removing the brown skin first ;
then add to it the beaten white of one
egg and one coffee cup of tine sugar.
Stir it all together and spread between
the layers of oakn, icing the upper layer.
This receipt will make three layers of
cake and a plateful of small frosted
Novei, Wat op Making Jelly-Cake.
Take tbe whites of six eggs, one enp
white sugar, same of floui-, tio table
spoons Sweet milk, two teaspoonfuls
cream tartar, and one of soda. Bake in
a large oblong dripping-pan, so'the cake
will be very thin. Meanwhile stir an
other batch, making just the same, with
the exception of using the yelks instead
of the whites ! when both are done,
spread while warm between with jelly
or preserve juice of any kind ; put to
gether ; bring the largest side of the
cake toward you, and roll immediately.
or cut in four or eight parts, put together
aiwiuaioiv, JJULbU-g UCuWtKU tUIUU
layer, and fiost lightly over the top.
Another method is to make three pans,
making the third layer of one-third red
sand sugar, filling tie cup with white
sugar, using the eggs and proceeding
the same as for the other layers. In
putting together let the first layer be
the yellow, made of the yelks, then the
red, and lastly the white. Nicely frost
the top and you have a beautiful as well
as a delicious cake. They are very
pretty made into rolls.
To Weave Hair. A writer in the
Household gives some very plain direc
tions how to weave hair. Take a smooth
board one and a half feet, long and six
or eight inches wide. Near one end
drive three single nails in a row, the
nails being half an inch apart and the
row running parallel with the end of the
board. At the other end, opposite the
middle nail, driv ore nliil, wax three
pieces of lintii thread, tie them together
at one end, and about a quarter of an
inch from this knot tie another ; now
slip over the nail that stands alone,
then tie one to each of the three nails,
drawing the thread considerably tight.
Take tne board in your Ian, with, tbe
three nails toward the right'h&nd. Next
take a bunch of hair, both the ends
evened, the size of a knitting needle ;
wet that end and put it under the thread
nearest you, over the middle thread and
under the last ; then bring it back on
the left side, reversing the order. Now
push it up closer against the knot.
Proceed in this way until the strip is of
the required length. After it is dry it
can be pushed together more closely.
Twist is superior to linen fer dura
bility. T,he Danger or Idleness.
An exchange says t The great scar
city of employment at present existing,
while a serious matter for consideration
in its connection with political econo
my, has also a moral expect ot more in
terests, pernaps, than is generally re
alized. The line in the Sunday-school
hymn to tbe effect that Satan nds mis
chief for idlia hindo to do is not a mere
nursery rhyme, but a fact which, iust
now, is receiving its verification. It is
frequently remarked by people who
nave Knowledge oi wfiat tnoy say, that
enforoed idleness is leading tna'ly yoiing
men, lb"re& and mechanics, into
babies irom which they were entirely
free when in work. Aimless, and in
many cases discouraged at tho la-.-k ef
employment, they loaf ab ut in publio
places, lorm undesirable acquaintances,
drift into saloons, aud fveqi.cntty, with
a desperate hope that the wheel of
chance may turn ih their favor, enter
the lair of the gambler and stake the
little they may possess npoh the turn
of a card or the throw of the dice. To
be sure all this indicates a sad de&
oieney in moral stamina, but the fact
remains that wliat in such cases has ex
posed to attack the weak spots in the
character of some of our laboring men
is tue need of nenitnfnl and remunera,
tive employment. How this need is to
be met and tbe Boeial danger obviated
is a qnestion woitby of deep and ear
nest attention. .
That the times are full of demoraliza
tion must be evident to any observant
person. The question of how to supply
the safeguard which is lacking is a most
dimcuit one, but one that can be met.
It may be met partially by the deter
mined refusal to besto v charitv when
there is ability to work. The man or
woman who is able to perform labor
snouia oe made to do it before receiv
ing help, aim being steadily withheld
from such. Perhaps it is true that
tnere is too much giving in one way and
too little in another. A perfect system
of charity would embrace the idea of
making those able to labor work for the
benefit of those who are unable. Tims
a dollar might be made so do double
duty. This, however, is but one phase
of the qnestion. How to employ the
masses is a broader phase, with which
it might be well for the authorities, for
capitalists, and especially for poliiirel
economists tt busy themselves. As an
instance of what vigorous employment
will do toward the suppression of vice,
the experience of Major C H. Mahin,
formerly of the British army in India,
is interesting. Oa assuming command
of four hundred men at Singapore, he
undertook, as a means of reforming and
Christianizing the Boldiers, to improve
the surroundings of their barracks. Ac
cordingly he had thorn preps re a cricket
ground, a work of great difficulty, he
ninise.f doing Ins share of tue work.
and also interested thera in gardening.
In a few months the barracks in a jnn-
gle became a pleasant residence in the
midst of gardens and playgrounds,
while the morale, of the men was
equally improved. The result, stated
in brief, in tbe major s own words, was
this: Tbe nnniber of cases of drunk
enness, in four hundred and nine men,
for the six weeks preceding the com
mencement of tlio work, had been nine
ty two; for the six weeks after it had
A I'altimoiir paper najs : An nmns-
ing incident occurred ou Sun.biv which
caused considerable merriment. A
gentleman and bis wife were returning
home from church ; tbe lady was lean-1
iug gently upon her husband's arm,
when suddenly their conversation was
arrested by some one behind calling,
"Madame, madnme, does this belong
to you ? " Upon turning around a
gentleman advftnoed towards the lady
with i bonnet in bis band. Imagine
the surprise of the lady as well as her
husband to find that they bad walked
nearly a block without disroVlring the
loss. . Th"? soSiev,hat disconcerted hua
tind iook the bonnet and bestowed it
upon his wife,
ORCIIIRO AND UtBDEX KOl'ES.
FKNCB TUB rt'T-WOBM OTT.
Uncle Toby said a naughty word,
itpon which the recording anel dropped
a tear abd blolttd it out forever. If
you etfuld only have (?ot this in time,
what a quantity of blotting paper and
tears it might have eaved ; for or.r good
mother and houre-heopers who have to
forage for dinner through the spring,
mubt think naughty wojds, if they
don't let on, as plant . after Hani, is
leveled by th persistent cut-worm.
Fence 'em ont with a piece of tin, cut
(with common scissors) to the size of
one and a half by five inches, and bont
around the plant until it shall b ot of
danger ; old tin i'l do, and the tubes
Call uo used for next time.
FRUMINO, NIPPINO AND TOP DUESHINO.
The orchard and fruit garden require
watchful attention during the present
month. Suckers, whioh will appear
near the collar or orown of the roots,
must be pulled off, and all too luxnrient
shoots nipped back, to make the growth
Uniform and keep the head in good
shape. A little attention to this will
save the trouble of severe cutting back
next winter. If the trees have set too
mnch fruit, it will pAy wfcll to thin, it
it out. Grape vines require similar
attentions. Heep the strawberry run
ners cut off, and if it be desired to
lengthen the fruiting season, mulch and
water the plants. They can be kept in
bearing a long time by these means.
Young orange trees and banana plants
should have a top-dressing of manure
and be well mulched, applying both
just after a heavy rain.
A GOOD COMPOST FOR rOTTEt rnAsTS.
A good compost for geraniums, ca
mellias, roses, and most of the more
common house plants may be made of
tbe following ingredients, in the pro
portion here given :
One part clean sharp sand, free from
Onti port mold from perfectly decayed
One patt cow manure, well rotted and
Two part rich garden soil, or, better,
well decayed tun mold.
About one fifth of the pot may be
filled with the drainage materials, viz :
broken bits of pots, charcoal or oyster
shells. If a little moss is placed over
these, it will prevent the earth washing
THE ftOBTHWARO lBOdRKSS OF SUMMER.
Some interesting contributions to
climatology, the Canada Farmer says,
bave been made by M. Hoffmann, dur
ing a journey through Italy. He fonnd
from numerous datii, that a difference
of latitude of one degree corresponds,
in general, to an acceleration or retarda
tion of the development of vegetation
about three days and three-quarters.
M. Hoffman considered twelve different
plants, which, growing at railway sta
tions, were specially suitable for the
investigation. . Tho gbnerally received
notion oh the American continent is that
summer advances northward in steps of
abont twelve miles a day ; and we have
seen numerous and flowery editorial
statements of the fact. M. Hoffmann's
observations tend to show that, in in
Europe, summer gets northward more
quickly than it doeshere by four milss
a day. Ifiral varoiinian.
A Wonderful Retention of Heat In a
The Virginia "ity Enterprise says :
Cn the 3d of October last, about two
o'clock in the afternoon, the large new
air-shaft in the Belcher mine, then com
pleted to the 1,000-foot level, took fire
and waa destroyed. The timbers of the
shaft all burnt out, and the rock fell to
and blocked tt rip. After mature delib
eration it ws thonsht that it would be
bettsr and cheaper to sink a new shaft
than to try to clear ont the old one, so
badly were its sides caved and so great
was the quantity of rock that had tum
bled into it. The new shaft was sunk a
short distance to the west of the old
one. It has no reached a Point neaf
thel,00p-foot level where it will be con
tinued down on an incline. The incline
was Btarted at the 1,000-foot ltyjl, and
earned np to meet the Vertical portion
of the shaft, Tnb bourse of this incline
ia.nea it throogh the remains of the
old vertical shaft, but as soon as it was
lapped the men found they could do
nothing in it on account of the ashes,
burnt earth and rocks that poured down
into their incline. A tunnel was then
run until it had reached a point a short
distance west of the did shafts when a
vertical npraise was made on the line o!
the incline, to be run up to meet the
new shaft. The men then began work
ing don on the incline in order to
reach the point from which they were
uriven in trying to come up. Ihey
have succeeded in crettinar into the bot
tom of the old shaft, where, much to
uieir surprise, they And the rock still
red hot. Id trying to put in timbers
tbey were set on fire, and in order to
work at all it is found necessary to
bring a line of hose into the place and
play a stream of water on the rocks
wedged in the bottom of the old shrft
There is no timber on fire among the
rocks. They seem to have been heated
to a degree ho intense at the time of the
fire that they have remained red hot
ever since. When we find so small a
mass of rocks as can be contained in
the botton of a shaft remaining red hot
for over five months after having been
heated to whiteness, should we be in
credulous on being assured by scientists
that the center of the earth, once a
molten mass of rocks, still remains in a
molten state after untold ages.
Edmond About and Bismarck.
Mr. Klmond Abont has written a
fiery artiole against Prince Bismarck,
which he begins with the prophecy that
we shall soon see the &reat powers of
the world at war with each other ; on
the one side will be " Bismarck and his
Krupp guns," and on the other the
" conscience and liberty of the human
race." His reasons for thus predicting,
he gives as follows : "Prince Bismarck,
following his go ahead policy, has come
into contact with the liberty of Con
sciencethat is to say, with a principle
that is admitted in nearly the whole of
contemporaneous Europe. This invin
cible man has declared a vendetta
against Roman Catholocisra, which
still reckons one hundred millions of
adherents in the various countries of
the Old World. All opinions, good or
bad, right or wrong, are allowed to be
expressed almost everywhere in liberty
by means of the press. The press is
free in JUagland. Austria, Italy, Switzer
land and Belgium in states nnneil for
defei.se and in small neutral countries,
hic!i are like butlers placed by
diplcmitts between the greHt powers.
Now, M. do Bismarck, xtlm ! .!
everything and doubts of nothing, is
ubout to decree a new right of nstiom,
in vntuo of which ho would be
the ci nsor of the European press, and
all governments would be cilI1h1 on
either to niuko war against t' cir own
subjects or sudor the rigors of
Some Mintttk Marvels. A well-
known naturalist tells of an insect seen
with a microscope of which twenty
soveu millions would only equal a mite.
Insects of various kinds may be seen in
the cavities of a ronmno grain of sanil.
Mold is a forest of beautiful trees, with
tbe branches, leaves, flowers, and fruit.
Butterflies are fully feathered. Hairs
are hollow tubes. Tho surface of our
bodies is covered with scales, like, a
fish ; a single grain of sand would cover
one hundred and fifty of these scales,
and i ft a single scale covers five hundred
pores. Through tlit se narrow ooiTiiiiph
tlio svceiit forces itself out like wnti r
through a sieve. Each drop of stiiguanl,
water couluiiis a world of animated
I.OC Il NKSS.
Iiy riAvjn ii. ,rEr
Tlw warea '! oll out and tho wavea rolls in
ljiHt to ita tltn !
But the broken keel ou the rniti'd Bhorp
Telia a atory of ruin and wreck once more,
Aa it ever baa been.
The anrf bi paka whltr on thp ronf.b, bla. i rock
B..i the boatman who held the prow to the affray
When the morning bcckOHeil t'je uight away
Lies deep in the loch.
The tide sweeps done to the Rude wife's feec
liar her ftreet !
But the wateia will never wash bark attain
Tho sniile an,1 tlie kias and the love they have alain
Though forever they beat.
rb- whito'epa "parkled blithesome and i;y,
Jl foam ;i id hfrayf
tin one hear I mver Irom eleep aw oke,
Aud !he other in cilenoe and eorri ' w broke,
A'a-; the day :
And the wave, and the aiirf, and tho tide still
And moan their Fonjr,
As the monniful story their muiur tells
lu every- rih of the wild wind aw.ello,
Aud wai'a alonfcC
ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
Mark Twain Kxpertencea aa a Cult Pi
lot on the Mlaaiaaiitpl.
A pilot m'Jst have a fHemofy! but
there are two higher qualities which he
must also have. He must have good
and quick judgment and decision, and
a cool, calm courage that no peril can
shake. Give a man the merest trifle of
pluck to start with, and by the time he
has become a pilot he cannot be un
manned by any danger a steamboat can
get into; but one cannot quite say the
same for judgment Judgment is a
matter of brains, and a man must start
with a good stock of that article, or he
will never succeed as a pilot.
The growth of courage in the pilot
house is steady all the time, but it does
not reach a high and satisfactory con
dition until some time after the young
pilot has been "standing his own watch"
alone and under the staggering weight
of all the responsibilities connected
with the position. When an appren
tice has become pretty thoroughly ac
quainted with the river, he goes clat
tering along io fearlessly with his
steamboat, night or day; that he pres
ently begins to imagine that it is his
courage that animates him; bnt the
first time the pilot steps out and leaves
him to his own devices, he finds out it was
the otner man a. lie discovers that tne
article has lieen left ont of his own oar
ffo altcgethsr: The whole river is
bristling with exigencies in a moment;
he is not prepared for them; he does
not know how to meet them; all his
knowledge forsakes him; and within
fifteen minutes he is aa iVhitc as a sheet,
and scared almost to death. Therefore,
pilots wisely train these cubs by vari
ous strategic tricks to look danger in the
face a little more calmly. A favorite
way of theirs is to play a friendly swin
die upon the candidate.
Mr. B. served me in this fashion onee,
and for years afterward I need to blush
even in my sleep when I thonght of it.
I had become a good steersman ; so
good, indeed, that I had all the work to
do on our watch, night and day. Ptr.
B. BelJom made a suggestion to me ;
all he ever did was to take the wheel
on particularly bad nights or in par
ticularly bad crossings, land the boat
when she needed to be landed, play
gentleman of leisure nine-tenths of the
watch, and collect the wages. The
lower river was abdut bank-full, and if
anybody had questioned my ability to
run any crossing between uairo ana
New Orleans without help or instruc
tion, I should have felt irreparably
huit. The idea of being afraid of any
crossing in the lot, in the daytime, was
a thing .too preposterous for contem
plation. Well, one matchless summer's
day I was bowling down the bend above
island "'6, brim full of salf-conceit and
earrying my nose as high as a glratte s,
when Mr. B. said :
"I am going below awhile. I sup
pose you know the next crossing ? "
Tnis wa almost an afiront. It was
abont the plainest and simplest crossing
in the whole river. One wouldn't come
to any harm, whether he ran it right or
not ; and as for depth, there never bad
been any bottom there, I knew all
this, nerfectlv WelL
' Know, bow to run it Whyj I con
run it with my eyes shut.
" How much water is there in it ? "
" Well, that is an odd question. I
couldn't get bottom there with a church
" You think so. do you ?"
The very tone of the question shook
my confidence. That waai wnat jut. a.
was expecting. He left without saying
anything more. I began to imagine all
sorts of things: Mr. B., unknown to
me, of course, sent somebody down to
the forecastle with some mysterious
instructions to the leadsmen, another
messenger was sent to whisper among
the officers, and then Mr. B. went into
hiding behind a smokestack where he
could observe results. Presently the
captain stepped out on the hurricane
deck ; next the chief mate appeared ;
then a clerk. Every moment or two a
straggler was added to my audience ;
and before 1 got to ths head of the
island I had fifteen or twenty people
assembled down there under my nose.
I began to wonder what the trouble was.
Aa I started across, the captain glanced
aloft at me and said, with a sham un
easiness in his voice :
Where is Mr. B.?"
" Gone below, sir."
But that did the business for me.
My imagination began to construct
dangers out of nothing, and they multi
plied faster than I could keep the run
of them. All at once I imagined I saw
shoal water ahead ! The wave of cow
ard agony t)at surged through me then
Came near aisiocaung every jumi ui me.
All my confidence in that crossing van
ished... I seized the bell-rope ; dropped
it ashamed : seized it again ; dropped
it once mote ; clutched it tremblingly
once again, and pulled it so feebly that
I could hardly hear the stroke myseit.
Captain and mate sang out instantly,
and both together: " Starboard lead
there ! and quick about it 1"
This was another shock. I began to
climb the wheel like a squirrel ; but I
wonld hardly get the boat started to
port before I would see new dangers on
that side, and away I would spin to the
other, only to find perils accumulating
to starboard, and be crazy to get to
port again. Then came the leadman's
sepulcbral cry :
" D-e-e-p four 1"
Deep four in a bottomless crossing !
The terror of it took my breath away.
" M-a-r-k three ! M-a r-k three !
Quarter leas three ! Half twain !"
This was frightful ! I seized the bell
ropes and stopped the engines.
" Quarter twain ! Quarter twain !
Mark twain 1"
I was helpless. I did not know what
in the world to do. I was quaking from
head to foot, aud I could have hung my
cap on my eyes, they stuck ont so far.
" Quarter less twain I Nine and a
We were drawing nine ! My hands
were in a nerveless flutter. I could not
ring a bell intelligibly with them. I
flew to the speaking-tube and shouted
to the engineer :
" Oh, Ben, if you love me, back her !
Quick, Ben ! Oh, back the immortal
soul out of her 1" .
I heard th.e door close gently. I look
ed around, and there stood Mr. B.
smiling a bland, sweet smile. Then the
audience on the hurricane deck sent np
a shout of humiliating lunghter. I saw
it all, now, and I felt meaner than the
meanest man in human histoiy. I laid
in the lead, set the boat in her marks.
came ahead on the engines, and said :
' It was a fiuo trick to play on an or
phan, wasn't ir. ? I suppose I'll never
hear the lust of how I was ass enongh
to heave the lead at the bead of CH"
" Well, no, you won't, may be. In
fact I hope you won't';. for I want you
to learu something by that experience,
Didu't you know there was no bottom
in that crossing ?"
"Yes, sir, I did."
"Very well, then. You shouldn't
have allowed me nor anybody else to
shake your confidence in . that knowl
edge. Try to remomber that. . And
another thing ;'wlioii you get into a
dangerous pine, ' don't turn coward.
Thnt isn't goin to help matters suy."
It was n food enoudi h'sson, but pt-t,
ty Imnlly lerutd. Yet utioiit the hind
est part of it wan that for months 1 so
often had to hear a phrase which I had
conceived a particular distaste for. It
was ! " "ii, Ben, if you love me, hack
What American Literature ia IoIn$.
The pernicious effort of cheap novels
npun the youth fui mind was aptly illus
trated at tho New York police head
quarters. On the night previous Su
perintendent Walling received a dispatch
from the chief of police at Waterbury,
Conn., requesting the arrest of three
lads, named Thomas Eyman, August
Von Wegg and Thomas Stubbs, aged
respectively sixteen, seventeen, and
eighteen years, who had run away from
their parents and were ert route to the
west. The proper measures were taken,
and thb young adventurers were appre
hended, having arrived on the New
Haveh boat. Each of them had strapped
to his back a double-barrelled rifle,
which they had purchased in New Ha
ven, and, fastened around their bodies,
they carried bags filled with ammu
nition. When taken into custody they
appeared very much crestfallen at the
unlooked-for obstacle, but quietly sub
mitted to fate and marched solemnly to
the central office, where they stated that
they intended to go to the far west to
shoot buffaloes and Indians. They had
not the slightest doubt but that they
could do a thriving shooting business,
as they had carefully studied the tac
tics of some of the most famous trap
pers. One-eyed Bill, the Outcast, and
Long -heeled Joe, the Terror of the
Plains, they instanced as renowned ex
amples of what courage and persever
ance could achieve.
In the midst of a vivid description of
how ohe btave man could kill three In
dians and a buffalo at the same time, by
the adoption of certain improved ma
neuvers, a tall, portly German entered
the room, and advancing toward the
adolescent speaker, shouted : 1 will
show you how to kill buffaloes when I
have you back with me alone. I will
fix yon so yon will get all the buffaloes
you want." A silence fell Upon the
youth. He evidently believed the words
oi ms lamer.
The two other Boys' then Held consul
tation ; they cast admiring looks at the
bright shining guns before them, and
heaved some heavy signs aa tney con
templated the frustration of their enter
prise ; but at last they yielded to better
sense, and took the next train for Water-
bury, sadder bnt wiser youths.
Thb small, uncomfortable steamers
used in crossing the English channel
are employed because the French har
bors will, not admit larger ones. The
English have repeatedly offered to de
fray the eost of digging out these har
bors, bnt for prudential reasons the
French prefer to have them shallow.
Common Sbnsb Seasons why Dr.
Walker's California Vinegar Bitters
should be used.
1st. They are an entire Vegetable Bit
ters, free from all alcoholic stimulants.
2d. They are the result of careful
study, exrieriment and labor.
3d. The greatest care is taken td se
cure Medicinal Virtues, and ' exclude
4th. They unite, as a life-restoring
scientific tonio, the greatest strength
ening and vitalizing principles.
5th. Persons of Sedentary habits and
over-worked, find in them a specific for
want oi appetite, palpitation, debility.
constipation, and many other nameless
fifh. The aged find in them guarantee
of prolonged health and life, and weak
and delicate females' arid mothers find
especial benefit from their use.
7th. They are tbe Master of Disease,
Symptoms ot l.iver 'ourfcla.f ut, and of
aome oi tne Diseases Prodneed by It.
A sallow or yellow color of skin or yellowish
brown spots oh face and other parts of body ;
dullneaa and drowsiness with frequent head
ache ; dizzinees, bitter or bad taste in month,
dryneeS ef throat and internal neat ; palpita
tion ; in many cases a dry, teasing cough, with
sore throat ; unsteady appetite, raising, food,
choking sensation in throat ; distress, heavi
ness, bloated or full feeling about stomacb
and aides, pain in sides, back or breast, and
about shoulders ; colic, pain and soreness
through bowels, with heat; constipation alter
nating with frequent attacks of diarrhoea;
piles, flatulence, nervousness, coldness of ex
tremities ; rash of blnod to headr with symp
toms of apoplexy, numbness of limbs,- enpeo
ially at night ; cold chills alternating with hot
flashes, kidney and urinary difficulties; dull
ness, low spirits, unsociability and gloomy
forebodings. Only few of above symptoms
likely to be present at one time. All who use
Dr. Pierce's Alt. Ext. or Golden Medical Dis
covery and Pleasant Purgative Pellets for Liv
er complaint and its complications, are loud in
their praise of them. They are sold by all
dealers in medicines;
Still the enr is for the Wilson shuttle
sewing machine. And why ? Because it is the
most perfect aud desirable Bewing machine for
family use and manufacturing yet invented,
and is the cheapest. The oonstant demand
for this valuable machine has made it almost
impossible for the manufacturers to supply tbe
demand. Machines will be delivered at any
railroad station in this countrv. free of trans
portation charges, if ordered through the com
pany's branch house at 189 Canal St., New Or
leans, La. They send au elegant catalogue
and cbromo circular free on application. This
ouuipmuf wmuii m taw uiun) guou agents.
Iw ONtiY A Few Days $1.00 Mat Sb
bmtE 10. 000. A Faxlti. at & ReaidflncA in
Houston. (Population 20,000.) Tbe tliatriba
tion which ia indoraed by the Mayor and
Aldermen of the City of Houston of 66,000
Aoree of Choice Land, 15 Houses and over 300
Building Lots in Houston, and 925,000 in Gold
join, tanes place may iatn, auring tne btate
r air. xicitets oniy one aouar.
J. E. Foster, Houston. Texas.
Titfe Tittles says r. Walpole has lost
his beantifol chestnut mare. She died sud
denly in harness, it is supposed from bots or
pin worms, ir tne .Doctor haa used Sheri
dan s Cavalry Condition Powders, he would.
no doubt, have had his mare today they are
Ctupped hands are very common with
those who have their hands much In water. A
few drops of Johnson s Anodyne Liniment
rubbed over the hands two or three times a
day, will keep them soft and white. Fisher
man, sailors, and others will do well to remem
Excelsior Axle Grease and Anti-frio-tion
Compound. Railroade, Coal Miners,
Street Cars, Omnibus, and Manufacturing
Companies prononnoe it the best Axle Grease
in use. Send orders to A. H. Coussens A Co.,
wholesale druggists. Nashville. Tenn.
Botutbtt's Cocoainb is the best and
cheapest hair dressing in the world.
Oo to River Side Water Cure, Hamilton, HI
Tho Proper! len of Tntt's Expector
ant are dBiuiceDt bals&titic healing aud soothinif,
It liractis the herroutf BTem and cures the worst
TRY ELAINE LAMP OIL.
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TftK ELASTIC TRTJ88
AMD B'J rjnjniivn ih
now superseding 1)
others being adopted
everywhere By the lead
In nhvslclana. sur
geons, drugg lata, army
and navy, hospitals,
The success and nntver
al satisfaction they
bave given. aS we'll a3 the grerit fldmWf of radical
ettre they have effected, has eUrrtiorutraitd the fact
tbat tupturb can be intrkly cured without suffering
or annoyance, and ivithout thJs danger of incurring
Spinal disease arid FwetiysU, often caasd by the se
vere pressure of Metal Trusses and Happorlflm. IX
In the. only sure cure for Hernia, as It is the only
Truss In use. that will hold the rupture securely In
all positions In which tbe body can be placed. It
will perform radical cnrea,when all otuers fall. It
can be worn with etw aad comfort wu-n no spring
truss can be used. When once ad.uctea. no motion
of the body or accident can dHplace it These in
struments have tbe ttnqwlHed o ttOvtU of the
most eminent practitioners in tne ptwivgMon.
TO m ine numerous iraiiaiuuiaio our
afon we append the following:
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fy BtrOUglT to the eMcticy. as well as to theeoaeand
freedom from Inccnffriletltjewitu which the in
strument Is worn. With superior a!vaitatt.es. MB
Elastic Truss possesses In ahieh degree ALL r5
quisites and qualifications claimed tor other Inven
tions. I bave no hesitation in regarding It as an
important means for the relief and cure of Her
nia. J- M- CA KNUl 'HAN. M D-
K Health Office of the Port of New York Snr
geoti in-Chief i- f New York state Hopfatal." etc.
Geo. V- TTotts, H. ., Bf peflntMndtfnft Elastic
Truss Co. .
Bear 8vr . A fler so Serin g for thirty years. In
my own person, from the use of every form of
Metaltc Tins procurable in this country and In
Europe. I, two years ago. applied your Xlas'ie,
Truss Atidplnce that time I r ave experienced com
fort a sfatlon, and been taught the truth
that the JtUaaUC irus is the only Instrument that
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and new alter n.vf than thirty v ears' continuous
practice, and having adjusted sainy hundreds ot
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75 years o? ate. H. BUBVHAM M .
Prof of Anatomy and Hurgery, N. Y. K. Medical
Beware of clieflp and worthless Imitation Elastic
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.DaT( HOMA1.rT. or oal fhsrulnff.
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Addi T. Wl LLtilUJ C. Pah's, r-H-awlfhla
Itr J. IVnlkfr'H . uljlomui lib
Agar Bitters are a purely teu.U
preparatKm, nirvle cliit.Hy from H: na
tive herbs found on the lower nine's a
the Sierra Nevada. inonntiiuw of ('iil'for-.
nia, tlie me'Vic'iia) jiroprrtir of hicU
are extracteitwrt Irom " itbont the use
of Alcohol. Tim niwrftion in almost
dailv aske.1, "What in the c.hikc of the
unpi.rahe!fi success ol v rx kh a k nir
rEKhf" Our nlisffrr is, that tlicy mi nova
the cause of rliacaso, antl the paticct re-
covera his health. They are tl grea.
blood Mrinr and a lilc-jiivins pnnL-ipie,
i pcrfcrt Kfitirator and Invi,'orator
f the Bystem Seter befi.re in tho
a.story of tha world bus a ine twjen
ooiniHiuudert pimneHrting tlio riuiirKuble
lualities of Vihkoab Bitters in lirabujf tha
nek of every diBi-jse man is liir to- Ihey
ire a gentle Furffiitive a well a a Tonic,
relieving Contention or InHannimtion of
lie t,ivr an4 Viuoeral Orgi'''-, in Jiiliona
The properties of l. Walkie'i
Cinkoak Bittkks are Aperient, IrinjihiiretiCi
CarmiiiaUve. Kutritious, Laxative, Irinrotm,
BeUative. Couuter-Irritaut. Sudorilic, AlUjra
tiVf. and Antf-fUiotia.
Grateful Thousanfls proclaim Vr
egar Bitters the most wonderful to
rigorant that ever sustained tha sinkiog
No Person can take these Bitterf
according to directions, and remain loo&
unwell, provided their bones are not de
stroyed by mineral paon or otbei
means, and vital orgaas wasted beyoud
repair. . ,
Biliotu. Bemlttent and Inter
mitteut Ferers, which are so preva
lent In tha valleys of oar great riven
throughout the United States, especially
those of tbe Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri,
Illinois, Tennessee, Cumberland, Arkan
sas, Red, Colorado, Brazos, Rio Grande,
Pearl, Alabama, Mobile, Savannah, Ro
anoke, James, and many others, with
their vast tributaries, throughout OUT
entire country during the Summer aad
Autumn, and remarkably so during sea
sons of unusual beat and dryness, are
InnJnMvawiMmnqnliul tlV AT tIl SIVA (ifW
rangements of the stomach and liver,
ma otner aoaominai viscera, ui uiw
treatment, a purgative, exerting a pow
erful influence upon tbeae various or
gans, is essentially necessary. Thera
Is no cathartlo for the purpose equal to
Dr. J. Walker's VinaoAa Bittkbb,
aa tl,nir will anAAHllv rflmnTB tllfl dark-
IN ,UU , ... uwu.aj
colored viscid matter with which the
bowels are loaded, at tne same uidb
stimulating the secretions of the liver,
and generally restoring the healthy
functions of the digestive organs.
Fortify the body against disease
by purifying all lu fluids with Vinkoab
BrmcRS. No epidemic can take hold
of a system thus fore-armed.
Dyspepsia or Indigestion, Head
ache, Pain in tbe Shoulders, Coughs,
Tightness of the Chest, Dizziness, Sour
Eructations of the Stomach, Bad Taste
in the Mouth, Billons Attacks, Paipita
tation of the Heart, Inflammation of the
Longs, Pain in tbe region of the Kid
neys, and a hundred other painful symp
toms, are uio ouspriugs ih a-' j inyoo.
One bottle will prove a better guarantee
of Ita merits than a lengthy advertise
Scrofula, or King's Evil, WEST"
Swellings, Ulcers, Erysipelas, 8 welled Keck, ,
Goitre, ticrofoloas Inflammations, Indolent
Inflammations, Mercurial Affections, Old
gone, Eruption! of tha Skin, Sore Eyes, etc.
Ia these, as in all other eonstitational Dia
Yr . wn'a v,.wii. litmtwn tiava w
shown Uieir great ourativa powers la tbe NJ
most obstinate and intractable cases. 1
For Inflammatory and Chronic
Rheumatism. Gout. Bilious, Remit
tent and Intermittent Fevers, Diseases ot
tha Blood, Liver, Kidneys and Bladde
these Bitters have no eqpaL Sock Diseases
are canned by Vitiated Blood. 4
Mechanical Diseases. Persons en
gaged in Paints and Minerals, such as
Plumbers, Type-setters, Gold-beaters, and
Miners, as they advance in life, are subject
to paralysis of the Bowels. , To gdard
against this, take a dose of Walker's VUH
boar Bitters occasionally.
For SKIn Diseases, Eruptions, Tet-
ter, Salt-Khenm, Blotches, Spots, Pimple
Pustules, Boils, Carbuncles, King-worms,
Scald-head, Sore Eyes, Erysipelas, Itch,
Scurfs, Discoloration of the Skin, Humors
and Disease of the Skin of whatever name
or nature, are literally dng up and carried
ont of the system n a short time by tbe naa
of these Bitters.
Pin, Tape, and other Worms
lurking In the system of so many thousands,
are eneotuaiiy aestroyea ana reuiorou.
vstam of medicine, no vermifuges, no an.
lAlminitwHi will frnA the svsteni from '
uxe tnese meters.
For Female Complaint, in young
or old, married ouingle, at the dawn of w
manhood, or thai-urn of lifp, these Touts)
Bitters display suVecided an influence (bat
Improvement is sesm perceptible.
Cleanse the Vitiated Blood when
ever vou find its impurities bursting thronga
the skin in Pimples, Eruptions, or Sorest
-I t. 1 . 4lA . .lulMMi UU1
sluggish in the veins; cleanse it when it is
root ; your leelings win ten you wnen. aeep
tbe blood pure, and the health of the system
to ww msr ruMi a w am Jr srsra
mm aria iv wii nuw
DtagglBtM and Gen. Agtm, S&n FmnciBOo, CalltorriiaV
twd oar. of Wahintrton and Charlton Sta N. .
SOUl Dy ail AraararisM ina ucnivrv
Acertalnud sure care, without Inconvenience,
and at home. An antidote that atanda iurelyn Ita
own merit, fiend for my quarterly magailUB n
ooxts you nothing), coBtalnlnKcertiAcatea of htmdredi
that have been permanently cured, I ci-utt to na
dlcovcred and produced the first, obioisaX ATD
OVLT tnTKat CTJB POtt OPIUH KAT1MO. ,
DR S. B. COLLINS, -Uav Port. Ind. '
B.llLW001V,lwOleAU ot liera- HUalea
HAnricrKKD at Bom?- flo
I-oblliliy. Teriin muaciaui.
Time Hi.irt K..ur yrara oi J
TSoitiZonTiil. A,l.lrrH Hr.l' .l--Ma.i.jalnc?.MIcb.
aiAAia and exprTWa a month to airrnta. AidresS
$200 iTLTbTODiJAliU. JODeaHUa. Mich,
MORPHINE HABIT rrtiiy
ruriil l,y lir. lli-i-k'a only
kouwn and aura HemiMlj.
fbr treatment until cured. Call on or address
DR. l. C. BECK,
12 Joha Street. i:iNC'NV4Ti. OHIO.
A FORTUNE FOR SI.
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-Una. City .waa Mas faaww Bailiaaa, ksa
SSwaa OStawa. mm4 Orwa.
Vtk 6X7 St. Chark-s Sueet. Sk LtoXu
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rvuntina, trverr aiimt-at or n laou whtflh resui- "
InaiacraUoo r Itnprudiroca. witb nparalwlt'4 aac--ai
Dr. WVa eatablUhm-Dl la charter-, by ihe Huts ai tela),
oart, waa founds, ami haa tetm estahtlsh-wl u aanua
everal auMirl oIla(rM. and har.OK thr apr..nnna a a
loai and auoaeaaful life In hia iclahla ttr a a i-nr-")
mnadlaa that ar rlTMtual ta alt the se caaea. (J'i vat-aa
(are bciu treated hr mail or eapiva averjti?.
aattrr nn lailfd. call mr wrtia. rroan lh-i t--4 avtE
ar of aprilk-alioaa h U tnabl4 to keep l.l i irraf
low. 36 pax, rl.nt full sy Diploma, er txayah.
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nan paf.. a pnpiilar bok whtca nbenla rn read hv a '
bo.tr- No tnarru-d pair, or pnratraa ooDtfn.r-UUDa tasMm
rlf-'. can .,. tlo without it. Ittmaialnaihaerwaa) af
R.-dl--rl Utrraniro on thia anbjeet, th rttautuar Dr W "B
Ion- Bp-ri.Ti'?a ; nlno the best thought rrota lata or
a. litirotre ul ABrrtoa- tk-Bt aeah-4. fMMi.psM frrr V
SA MA Kit Ay yERViJfB
I a a nre cur for Rp.twprtA FIta, r-aai-o-ta man
tpasms. It haa hrm U.t"d b thnnaanrla an. I vor
waa known to fall in a atnulftfaaa, Io-Jo-j alarnp lor
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