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THUKSDAY, - JAN. 20, 1876.
SOMETHING LEFT UNDONE.
Sitting thinking it rloM of day.
' The red nres burning fast away,
f all words spoken, mnd Uwe not) ,
' Of il things done, nod all forg l;
In sight of thsse my striving ma
Vain as the rising tide's bright gleam, ' '
' That erw strives higher to reach, . ,
But never loirs beyond the beach ;
Aud always with the setting sun
There's erer something left undone.
I mingle with the festive throng.
And with light heart and happy song
I try to wile the hours away.
To lose my sadness and be gay. ,
I watch the fleeting, dancing feet,
1 list to words that might be swet L,
But with the last entrancing strain
My soul asks me, " V; here is thy gsln V
. I know that with the day's short run
There's something lelt that's all undone.
The hoars, the days, the weeks go by,
Peep snows over the daisies lie :
Each fading aun brings me the thought.
What to Thes hare I this day brought t
My heart is heavy In my breast,
, With the dead flowers I long to rest ;
But with the spring-time's joyous glow
1 gain courage my way to go.
And pray with earnest heart to One
That nothing 1 may lean undone.
As o'er mr head the years pass by,
And o'er ray brow theil sorrows fly,
1 may look back and view them not
With Tain n grot, but thank my lot
That H was granted nie to do
What best 1 might, and what I knew
Was mine to finish ; and the rest
For those who it might do the best.
And I may know what 1 begun
Is at the uist by me well done.
A BOX OF DIAMONDS.
[Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News.]
Well, as I xaid before, as it's Christmas
r ve, I don't mind telling yott the story.
It's a good many years ago not? since it
happened, before the days of the mail
companies, and Glasgow c'ippers, when
a man had to make bis will and set hi:
house In order before putting his foot on
board ship; and when once yon had
passed the Eddjstone, it was almost a
' hundred to one against you ever setting
foot again in ol 1 England. However, here
I am, laid np like an old hulk fir the re
mainder of my days, with nothing to
fall back upon but my memories of the
past ; and sad memories some of them are,
you may stake your life. I was a young
man then, and had been knocking about
in the Brazils and the West Indies
everv where in South America, I may say,
for 1 believe I made one of the first
parties of Englishmen to cross the Andes
from Valparaiso to Buenos Ayrcs, no
light feat in those days, I can tell you. I
was a doctor by profession, and many a
time, by the exercise of my professional
tkill, I have saved my own scalp among
the savage Indians of the Pampas. I am
not going, however, to tell yeu anything
about the Indians now some other
time, perhaps a slice of lemon 1 Thank
you and sugar; that'll do. Now for my
As I said "before, I had been knocking
around a good deal in .South America,
and shipped as doctor on board of an old
tub of a trader leaving: Kio Janeiro,
homeward bound for Bristol, with a full
c irgo and a couple of cabin passengers. -
The Good Hope was commanded by
Captain McFarlane, a hard-headed old
Scotchman. John Williamson first mate,
and a crew of thirteen, all told, made up
of Englishmen, Dutchmen, Swedes, and
a couple of niggers, one of whom was the
steward's mate. We sailed on the 14th
of December, a blazing hot day, with
scarcely a breath of wind to fill the
sails; but the captain was anxious to get
away, as Yellow Jack was in port, and
he had. no mind to keep knocking his
heels in quarantine any longer than he
could help. We had, however, hardly
got clear of Baza Island when a breeze
sprung np, and we were soon bowling
along as fast as the old ship could be
made to step along, all studding sails set,
and, 8) far. a clean bill of .health on
On the 21st, however, I was sitting
forward getting a breath of air and smok
ing my pipe when Bete, the steward's
mate, came up and summoned me aft to
see one of our two cabin passengers, Mr.
William Grierson, who had been very
unwell duriiig the bijiht, and began to
be afraid that be was in for a touch of
the fever. I went aft and saw him, but
there did not appear to be any very
alarming symptoms just at present, so I
prescribed some cooling medicine and
left him. -
. He was, however, worse the next day,
and the next, yet it was not a case of
yellow fever, and there was something
in the symptoms that, I am not ashamed
to say, fairly baffled me. On the 21th he
was so much worse that I began to be
seriously alarmed, and communicated my
fears to the captaiu.
" It is not yellow fever, of that 1 am
sure." - -
" What is it then, Doctor V
" Well, to tell the truth, I can hardly
say. Nothing that I can adminitter
seems to do him any good, and he is evi
dently sinking rapidly."
" Humph f ' said the captain, " mys
terious, to say the least of it. Does he
know of bis condition V.
The conversation was cut short by t'ue
arrival of Pete, who informed us that
Mr. Grierson had been seized with a
sudden and alarming access of pain, and
was apparently dying, adding that the
patient wanted to see me at once and
alone. . In obedience to the summons I
went below, and having shut the cabin
door and administered the necessary
remedies, asked the dying man (for there
could be little doubt he was dying) the
reason for bis wishing to see me.
" I wish to see you because I feel that
I am dying, and I can put of! no longer
what I winti to say, if it is to be said at
all," responded the patient feebly.
" Fetch me that box from off the top
of my sea-chest and listen "
I brought it, a small oblong mahogany
box, and laid it by his side upon the
coverlet, and Mr. Grierson laying his
hand upon it and at the same time de
t idling a key from a chain by which it was
suspended around his neck, with which
bis fingers played nervously during his
recital, continued :
"I am a murderer. . Ay 1 you may
stare, and think that my mind is wander
ing, but it is the truth. Twenty-five
years ag twenty-five years of misery
I committed the deed which I am now
in the presence of my Maker about to
confvss. I was a clerk in a banking-house
in London, and the facilities and oppor
tunities for peculation offered me were
too much for me to withstand, but cir
cumstances occurred which convinced
me that discovery could hardly be much
longer delayed, and I was casting about
how to make my escape while there was
yet time. Just at this juncture one of
the senior clerks in the house had to be
sent down to Bristol in charge of a very
large sum of money in gold, and I was
deputed to accompany him to guard the
treasure. In those times matters were
differently conducted from what they are
in the present day, and we had to "take
the money in a box, strongly secured and
sealed with us by the mail-coach, which
started from one of the old inns in the
city for the west of England. There was
the sum of two thousand guineas in the
box, and tbe idea suggested itself to my
mind that if I could become master of
such a sum I could get clear away by
some ship leaving Bristol for foreign
parts before the bank could become aware
of the fact of my escape. But how tj
get rid of my companion. Briefly, for I
feel my strength sinking, and I must
hurry forward to the end of what I have
to tell you. I procured poison which I
rrared into the leathern bottle in which
carried my refreshment on the road,
and, watching my opportunity, offered it
to him to drink. He sank back in a
corner of the coach and in a few minutes
was a corpse. Emptying the remaining
contents out the window, and placing
the dead man in such an attitude as
would lead people to suppose he had died
naturally in his sleep, 1 hailed tbe guard
with every simulation of trepidation,
and stopped the coach. The outside pas
sengers got down, and a scene of great
excitement occurred. At the next vil
lage, the local doctor, .who. as it hau-
pened, was a man of no great skill, was
sent lor, ana dexterously insinuating to
him that I had known my companion to
have suffered from heart disease of some
years' standing, with many compliments
to the professional acumen of the doctor
himself, that worthy was not long in pro
Kuncing it a sudden death from disease
of the heart ; and I was suffered, in view
of my representations as to the urgency
of my mission to Bristol, to proceed on
my'journey. This is the bare outline of
my crime, the details would only weary
you, and my time is short. I succeeded
in leaving England and reaching Brazil,
where I have amassed a fortune. That
fortune is within the box which lies be
neath my band."
He paused, for a violent spasm seized
him, and it wax not for some time that I
could recover him sufficiently to enable
him to proceed.
Raising himself in bed with difficulty,
he unlocked the box, and disclosed an
array of unset diamonds, whose brilliancy
fairly dazzled me.
'Here are 50,000 worth of dia
monds," continued Mr. Grierson. "I
have converted all my fortune into these
gems, and these 1 intend to intrust to
your care. Take this box at once to your
own cabin and return to me for your in
structions as to the disposal of the con
tents." I hesitated, but he was imperative.
" Not a word. . I am dying fast and I
implore you to accede to my last re
I took tbe box, locked it, and left the
As I opened the door I ran up against
" What the devil are you doing hereT"
I passed on along tbe main deck to
ward my cabin forward, and on my way
I met Captain McFarlane.
" How is your patient, Doctor V
" Dying, I fear. He can not last long."
I passed on, and depositing the box in
a place of safety, returned. Grierson was
rapidly sinking, and in a few broken
sentences he instructed me as to the dis
posal of his property. Ten thousand
pounds was to go to the bankers, Messrs.
Holt and Wardly, of Lombard street,
and the balance to the family of the
murdered man, whose name was given
me, and whose representative I pledged
my word to do my best to discover.
Finally, binding me over not to dis
close what I had just been told, except
to the parties named by him in his dying
request, Grierson relapsed into a state of
partial insensibility, from which I in
vain attempted to rouse him, and before
half an hour had elapsed the unhappy
man was no more.
Going on deck, I communicated the
news to the captain, who gave tbe neces
sary directions as to the funeral, which
took place next day ; and once more we
were plunging our wi'.y through the blue
water as if nothing had happened.
I was an altered man. The strange
commission with which I had been in
trusted weighed on my mind. Over and
over again in the stillness of the night I
opened the box of diamonds, and gazed
at the brilliancy of the gems. What
proof was there that they were not mine;
tbe box with its brass plate bearing the
owner's came could be destroyed in a
moment, and then over and over again
tbe devil whispered to me, but, thank
God, I resisted tbe temptation. I would
fulfill the trust confided to me, and I
prayed fervently for strength to resist
the evil promptings of my baser self.
One day I sat alone, the box unlocked
on mv table, gazing with an irrepressible
curiosity, which I was unable to control,!
on tbe jewels which scintillated witn a
devilish luster before my dazed vision.
The door suddenly opened and Captain
" I beg your pardon, Doctor ; didn't
know you were engaged." But before I
could close the box or reply his eye had
caught the shimmer of the brilliants. '
"'Hallo I what's here?"
With a firm hand he closed the lid and
read the name upon the plate. Innocent
as I was, involuntarily stung by the re
membrance of what my thoughts had
been but a moment before, I quailed be
fore his eye.
" I know all now that man was
poisoned consider youirelf my pris- j
oner." . .
I endeavored to explain. I told every-'
thing as it had occurred, and I appealed
to the captain to believe the story, or at
least to await its reasonable confirmation,
before acting on his rash conclusion. He
was incredulous. One concession I ob
tained, and that was that all should be
kept a secret until our arrival in port,
and that I should not be ' publicly
branded as a suspected murderer before
A fortnight passed, a weary fortnight,
during which 1 repeatedly endeavored to
shake the conclusion ut which Captain
McFarlane had so hastily arrived. Sud
denly, without a moment's warning, the
captain fell sick. He was suffering from
a low fever. I begged him to accept my
" Never ; you shall not poison me, too."
Days passed, and the captain got worse
and worse ; he babbled in his delirium
of poison, of stolen jewels ; and night and
day I watched at his bedside, jealously
excluding everybody who might per
chance overhear his ravings and rise np
in judgment against nie.
One day the crisis came. A few hours
would determine all. If he died I was
once more a free man, free from the im
putation of a foul crime, free to carry
out my honest intention of fulfilling the
dead man's wishes, but also free from the
dread of exposure which to me would be
worse, as a bare suspicion, than death it
self. If tbe captain could but sleep, his life
would be saved. How easy to make that
sleep his last the devil was at my elbow,
the laudanum bottle in my hand. But
at my sorest need the strength to resist
was given to me. I poured out the
proper dose, and advanced toward the
cot in which the captain lay. A strange
light was in his eyes. Rising suddenly,
and throwing the bed-clothes off his tall,
lean, sinewy form, he half leaped from
tbe bed, and seizing the box of diamonds,
which he had throughout his illness
never allowed from beneath his pillow,
in one hand, he shrieked
" Never, never 1 Will you allow me to
be poisoned like a dog ! Help ! some of
you." The effort was too much, clasping
the box to his bosom he fell back on his
pillow a convulsive shudder passed over
his frame he was dead.
I don't pretend to analyze my feelings
at that moment. My reason well-Digh
deserted me. I did not stop to think of
the possible consequences. Snatching
the box from the relaxing grasp of the
corpse I rushed from the cabin and fell
over Pete, the negro, who was just out
side. " See to the captain. He is dead," and
I sped onward; but the powerful negro
had his hand upon my arm.
" Massa Doctor not go so quick Massa
Gricson dead, Cap'n die, too Doctor
got his box of jewels. Give up dat box,"
and tbe negro seized me in his grasp and
struggled with me for the possession of
At that moment the strength of a
lion was in me ; I wrestled with my as
sailant, and, freeing myself from his
grasp, made for the companion stairs. I
had reached the deck, with what inten
tion I knew not, but Pete was again with
me, wrestling with tbe strength of a de
mon for the possession of the prize.
The ship was rolling heavily in adead
calm, and, as we fell together, we slid
across the deck toward the lee scuppers.
With a superhuman effort I freed my
right arm, and, with all my force, threw
the box over the quarter-deck railings.
It flew open asit fell into the sea, and in
the moonlight the diamonds fell like a
shower of falling stars in the black
The negro, seeing my movement, left
his hold of me, and sprang forward to
catch the box as it felL A heavy lurch,
and I was alone on the deck.
The rapidity with which everything
had taken place seemed to have stunned
me, and deprived me of the power to ut
ter even one cry for help. When I re
covered myself it was too late Pete and
the diamonds were gone forever.
- I looked around the deck was de
serted, save by the man at the wheel,
who, half hidden by the wheel-house, had
not seen the struggle.
Can I be blamed? I held my tongue.
The captain was buried at dawn, and tbe
chief officer took command of the ship.
It warrctpar that Pete must have fallen
overheard, and bo one suspected the
share I had had in the catastrophe. In
due time we arrived at Bristol, and for
my own satisfaction I instituted the
necessary inquiries as to the individuals
named by the man Grierson. The bank
had long since ceased to exist. I traced
some vague rumor of a man having died
suddenly in a stage-coach while passing
through an obscure village in Somerset
shire, but could never obtain any clue to
his representatives. It was, perhaps, as
well that I failed. I am still a poor man,
but I would rather die so than accept
the possibility of becoming rich at the
terrible risk which attended the unlucky
bequest of the Box of Diamonds.
The Field of Honor.
Mr. Wood ward, of Winnsboro, Georgia,
owned a yellow dog of a roving and
predatory cast of mind ; a dog of active
habits, possessing large information con
cerning adjacent henroosts and smoke
houses. Mr. Cioney, ef the same city,
had forbidden that yellow dog to come
upon his premises; he had warned Mr.
Woodward to make more economical
use of his dog's time, but without effect.
Whereupon Mr. Cioney arose and slew
that yellow canine with the strong hand
of irresponsible power. Mr. Woodward
did not waste his time in unmanly sorrow,
but hastened to wipe out in gore the
wrong inflicted upon his honor. The loss
of a dog is dishonor, and death is better
than dishonor. Mr. Cioney, nothing
loath, having now killed the dog, is quite
ready to attend to the case of his owner.
Sa these two gentlemen repair with their
seconds to Sand Bar Ferry, and arrange
the preliminaries of a meeting, which is
happily prevented by the intercession of
friends. And all this took place while
Mr. Tilly, shot in a duel through the
stomach and bowels, was dying in agony
in the same little city, and forgiving his
slayer with his latest breath. Laying
aside the clearly defined questions as to
the morality of the duel, ought not the
absurdity of such things as this bring
it into ridicule and disrepute? A duel
is, perhaps, better than a Southwestern
vendetta, or a brutal street fight, or a
" horsewhipping." It is even better than
a gentlemanly assassination ; but this is
net saying anything in its favor. The
great ob jection to it, outside of the moral
or legal aspect, is that it is an appeal to
arms to decide what never gets decided.
It always leaves behind it life-long
hatreds and heart burnings among the
friends and relatives of the parties, ready
to flash out into deadly feud. The
thing which it is called upon to do is the
very thing which it eminently does not
do decide. This much may, however,
be said in its favor. Its courtesy and
punctilio fit it in some degree for the
healing of bitter quarrels. Two men,
smarting under mutual injury or insult,
desire each other's blood. They cannot,
if they would, -'pproach each other with
tenders of peace and good-will. But as
soon as one of them calls in a friend and
sends a challenge the affair has passed
completely out of his hands, and when
the challenged party names his friend he
also is in other hands than bis own.
Now, if these seconds happen to be men
of high character they will not let their
men fight over a mere trifle. They are
cool men of the world; and feel responsi
ble to public opinion, which in some
quarters is, unfortunately, stronger than
the law on this subject. They can, by
virtue of their power, take steps toward
reconciliation, which the parties them
selves could not takej and thus it has
often happened that an old quarrel has
turned into a lasting friendship by a
challenge sent and accepted. The trou
ble is that seconds often do not have this
high character, and have beside a scant
allowance of brain ; and another diffi
culty is that "society" which always
holds up its hands and shrieks with horror
at a fatal duel always sneers more or
less openly at one amicably adjusted.
Fortunately, Mr. Cioney and Mr. Wood
ward, in the great Winnsboro' yellow-dog
duel, had sensible and true-hearted men
for seconds, and so the affair ended with
out shedding of human gore.
A Discreet Engineer.
The Cincinnati Commercial mentions
how an engineer frustrated an attempt
to re-enact the Long Point crime :
As Edward Crusen, an engineer on the
Vandalia route, was oiling his engine
at East St. Louis, preparing for the
through trip East, on the night of the
6th inst., he was approached by a couple
of men who seemed curious to examine
the engine. They told him they were
going on his train en route to Columbus,
Ohio. After several questions and re
marks, to pave the wsy for so peculiar an
interrogatory, they asked him where he
stopped for water. Crusen did not like
this question ; and he did not like the
appearance of the men. He answered
in an evasive way, for just then there
flashed across his mind the scene of hor
ror at Long Point last summer; and he
was, as the sequel will show, put com
pletely on his guard. He remarked that
sometimes they watered at one place and
sometimes at another, and the conversa
tion dropped there. These two inquis
itive men boarded that train.
As Crusen at midnight saw. by well
known landmarks that he was approach
ing tbe Long Poiut water-tank, his gong
responded to the conductor's signal to
stop. Crusen thought of the two stran
gers and of that peculiar question ; he
also thought of his own life and of the
express valuables of the Adams and
American companies in their car. And he
took the responsibility to believe that it
was not the conductor who had pulled.
So the train sped on. The signal to Btop
was again given, and again disregarded.
He looked back when this second signal
to stop came, and saw on the platform
of the water-tank three men .standing;
and on the edge of the woids, on the op
posite side of the road, he saw two more
men, standing by a camp fire. He knew
then that a robbery had been planned,
for there was nothing in tbe way of busi
ness to bring five men to that lonely
place at midnight. A half-mile further
on, Crusen saw a horse, hitched to a
wagon, standing in a lane. It was in
this lane that the robbers of last summer
were supposed to have hitched their horse
and wagon. Having run a safe distance
four or five miles Crusen stopped the
train to warn and consult with the con
ductor, as he supposed the conductor had
not signaled to stop. As the train came
to a stop, the express messenger, Thomas
Donaldson (well known here), looked
out of his car to see what was up. As
he did so, he saw two men jump from
the platform in the rear of his car, and
run to the woods. It is supposed that
these two fugitives were identical with
the men who thirsted for information at
East St. Louis. The conductor, on going
back and searching the train, found him
self short two passengers.
The Cost of Legislation.
It costs the people of the United States
about ten thousand dollars a day to sup
port the House of Representatives. A
session of the House consumes from three
to four hours. Every hour's work is
done at an expense of twenty-five hun
dred dollars. Every minute of the ses
sion costs forty dollars.
To-day, while bending over the bar of
the reporters' gallery, and studying with
much interest the faces and manners of
honorable members, I heard a voice of
fering a bill to change the name of a
steamboat on some Western river from
"John Jones" to "Thomas Jenkins."
Some seconds (every one taking from
the national treasury considerably more
than half a dollar) were spent in the
process of " catching the speaker's eye."
Two minutes were occupied by the
Speaker in announcing the bill and by
the Clerk in reading it. Three minutes
more sufficed to pass it. Thus the de
tention of national legislation in the
Chamber by this little local bill to
change the name of a steamboat cost the
people not less than two hundred dollars.
This is a single instance of the thousand
petty matters which prolong the sessions
of Congress for weeks aDd months, and
with which, if the executive depart
ments of the Government were rightly
organized and placed under proper re
straints. Congress would have no need to
deal. There are many other instances in
which debate on such little bills lias
arisen and consumed a whole hour of a
session. Washington Corretpondence of
the New York World.
Let impressionable young men be on
their guard. It's leap year.
FOR THE YOUNG FOLKS.
The Old Proverb.
" The boy la father of the man "
f uch talk sounds very queer to me.
But I suppose they mean to say
If I a true brave man would be,
I must not be a sneaking boy.
But in my work or in my play,
Whatever I may say or do,
Be true and honest as the day.
" The boy Is father of the man "
I wonder how it is with girls?
If all they care for is to be
Pretty and fair, with glossy curls,
And handsome dresses; will tbey grow
To noble women, good and true f
Or will they be like pretty dolls
Which please us for an hour or two?
" The boy is father of the man."
Then boys and girls, suppose we look
For the best pattern we can find,
And take him for onr copy-hook.
Then looking backward, we may see
A pleasant pathway clear and bright
And looking forward we may hope
To reach the world of light.
The Adopted Squirrels. Frank
knew of a tree where a family of gray
squirrels kept house. That is, the father
and mother squirrel kept house; the
young ones were too little to gather nuts,
or do much of anything to help.
When Frank stood under the tree the
old squirrels looked down at him un
easily with their bright eyes, and whisked
their beautiful bushy tails and chattered
as if they wished he would go home, and
Frank wished be had one of their little
one's to take home with him.
One day, as he came near the tree, he
heard an unusual chattering, and he
saw, lying on the ground, one of the lit
tle squirrels that bad fallen out of the
tree and was half stunned.
The father and mother did not know
just what to do, but Frank did, and in
spite of their fierce chatter he took their
baby squirrel carefully in his hands and
ran home with it to his Aunt Jenny.
Aunt Jenny was very fond of pets, but
she didn't know very much about squir
rels. One thing she knew, however, that
little baby squirrels cannot crack or eat
nuts, but want milk just as kittens do.
But the question was, how were they to
get this poor little squirrel to take the
milk? He had revived, and Aunt Jenny
knew he must be hungry. At last she
thought of a plan. She put some milk
in her mouth, and holding one end of a
quill between her teeth, she managed to
get the other end into the squirrel's
mouth. To her surprise the little crea
ture began to draw the milk through the
quill just as eagerly as you draw cider
from the barrel, throngh a straw I
When they found how well the plan
worked, Frank found a small bottle with
a cork in it, and Aunt Jenny put the
quill through a hole in the cork, So the
baby squirrel took his milk from a bot
tle, standing on his hind feat on Aunt
Jenny's lap, and clasping his little fore
paws tight around the neck of the bot
tle. It w a funny sight! Frank told
the boys, and they not only came to see,
but one day they brought three other
little gray squirrels to Aunt Jenny, and
&ked her to take care of them. Such
little bits of squirrels as they were?
Their eyes were hot open yet, for about
that, too, they are like kittens. Aunt
Jenny thought it was a funny idea for
her to be bringing np a family of squir
rels, but they were such cunning little
things that she liked them as well as the
boys did. She didn't think it quite
right, though, that they should be taken
away from their home in the woods, and
she told the boys so. They promised not
to bring any more if she would take care
of these. The new-comers took the bot
tle just as naturally as the first one did,
and when they were all hungry Aunt
Jenny found her hands full! They
would nibble at her fingers, and when
she brought the bottle they were so un
civil, tumbling over each other, pushing
one another aside, and behaving in such
a very greedy way, that she thought she
should nave to get a bottle for each
squirrel. But the boys thought it very
It was pretty hard for the squirrel that
had had the fall, though he was tbe
largest and strongest, one of his teeth
had begun to grow out over his lip in a
way that made it difficult for him to
hold the quill in his mouth after he had
succeeded in getting it there. And some
tunes the milk even ran out of his
mouth. Aunt Jenny noticed this and
decided that he must have hurt his
mouth when he fell. So she had to be a
doctor. She held chloroform to the
squirrel's nose till he seemed to be fast
asleep; then taking a pair of scissors she
cut off the sharp end of the little tooth
so that it should never be in the way
again ! When the squirrel awoke he was
as frkkyas ever, and found that he could
hold the quill as well as any of the other
squirrels could, ami without losing any
ot the precious milk either! :
I hope some day Frank will let his
squirrel visit the old home in the tree,
and tell the rest of the famiiy what good
care Aunt Jenny has taken of it. It
might be a comfort to father and mother
squirrel. Christian Union.
The Charcoal Boy's Cat. There
was once a boy who lived in the heart of
a deep forest and burned charcoal for a
living. The charcoal boy had no one to
live in his cabin with him but his cat,
for his home and brothers and sisters
were far down the valley. When his
cat first came to keep his house for him
she was a forlorn and wretched creature.
Somebody had evidently carried her
away from civilization and turned her
loose in the woods. She was a mere kit
ten, but so thin and shaggy and wild
eyed, when she appeared and rubbed
herself mewing against the charcoal boy's
legs as he sat in the door eating his sup
per, that she looked aged and decrepit.
The boy might not have taken toner
kindly, but he was all alone in the cabin,
and even the voice of a cat rounded
pleasantly. So he gave her part of his
supper and let her lay purring around
his feet all night. Before long she grew
sleek and spirited. She combed her coat
carefully, and settled into a very domes
The charcoal boy, to amuse himself in
idle hours, taught her tricks, which she
performed with such spirit that he grew
really fond of her. His door had a
wooden latch which was lifted by a
string. He connected this string inge
niously with his table, so that pus could
at any time pounce upon the table and
with one sweep of her paw open or shut
the door. He also hung a small trapeze
from one of the rafters and taught the
cat to whirl herself over and over on it.
This was great fun for the boy, and iu
time he trained the cat so perfectly and
communicated with her so well by means
of "me-ows," that she went through the
performance in regular routine, at any
time he signaled to her. Often, when
the pine sticks were dying down to ashes
on the hearth, and he stretched himself
to sleep on his hard bed, he put the cat
through all her tricks and laughed at
her till his eyes grew too sleepy to watch
her. But be did not know be was train
ing her to save him from danger.
One night when the charcoal boy lay
down in his hut, he could scarcely sleep;
for all the money which he had been
several months earning was laid in
smooth bills under his head. Next day
he meant to go to the valley and carry it
Lome. H s mind was full of what he
should see and hear at home. He lay
awake with his hands under his head
until the late owls hooted in the woods.
Puss was curled around his feet. By-and-by
he heard steps outside his cabin,
and two shadows passed between his lit
tle window and tbe moonlight. In an
instant he remembered that a couple of
idle vicious-locking iellows had been lin
gering for several days around the char
coal camp, and he felt sure that they
were now coming into his cabin to rob
him. He was no coward, fo he resolved
to give him a singular reception. Slip
ping off his bed and squeezing himself
under it he uttered a long "me-ow I"
which puss understood. In an instant
she answered with another cat-note, and
leaping upon the table, opened the dcor.
The two men were just ready to force
it open, but they started back at finding
it thrown wide open by invisible hands.
However, the bolder of the two stepped
in, and the other one followed.
" Me-ow !" continued the charcoal boy.
"Me-ow!" answered puss, springing in
" There's nothing but cats in here,"
whispered one man. " I hear 'em jump."
"Strike a light, will you?" said the
other. 1 can t see anything."
So they struck alight, and, peering all
around cautiously, saw a hut uninhab
ited by any creature, save a cat whirling
madly on a trapeze over their heads. A
wicked, ignorant man is easily terrinea
by an unnatural sight; the two thieves
' Ptz!" signaled the charcoal boy.
"The witches are in the house?"
whispered the men.
"Me-ow!" replied the cat, promptly
obeying her master's signal, and leaping
back to the table to shut the door.
If the two men felt misgivings when
the door opened to them of itself, they
were completely frightened when it
swung slowly to without hands to move
it. The cat arched her neck and hissed
at them, but before she uttered the pro
longed howl which expressed her dislike,
they ran and clutched the door latch and
flew away from the cabin as if the rags
of their shoes were little wing". As for
puss, she stood still on the table, waving
her tail like a victorious banner, while
her master laughed till the tears ran
down his cheeks.
Mark Twain ox Biblical Geog
raphy. When I was a boy I somehow
got the impression that the fiiver Jor
dan was four thousand miles long and
thirty-five miles wide. It is only ninety
miles long, and so crooked that a man
does not know which side of it he is on
half the time. In going ninety miles it
does not get over more than fifty miles
of ground. It is not any wider than
Broadway in New York. There is the
Sea of Galilee and this Dead Sea
neither of them twenty miles long or
thirteen wide. And yet when I was in
Sunday-school I thought they were sixty
thousand miles in diameter.
Travel and experience mar the grand
est pictures and rob us of the most cher
ished traditions of our boyhood. Well,
let them go. I have already seen the
Empire of King Solomon, diminish to
the size of the State of Pennsylvania.
I suppose I can bear the reduction of the
seas and the river.
FARM AND HOUSEHOLD.
The Food of Swine. If there is any
one thing in rural practice which needs
reforming more than another, it is the
manner of raising and feeding swine.
From the day they are large enough to
eat they are offered all manner of refuse
about tbe place, such as rank weeds,
filthy slops, spoiled vegetables and meat,
dead fowl, etc. Tbey are allowed to
rummage the dung-yard and glean the
refuse of food in the faces of cattle and
horses, on tbe ground of economy. But
we imagine that the quantity of fuvd
saVed in this way is very insignificant
not to exceed the value of a bushel of
shelled corn a year (among the whole
stock of an ordinary sized farm. The
objections to the practice of keeping
swine in this way are so serious, how
ever, that the reasons in favor of it have
no force at alL The origin of trichinosis
in swine may be always traced to the
consumption of vile stuffs in their food,
or to being housed and yarded amid filth
and foul air. Every few months the pa
pers announce a case of trichina; in an in
dividual or a whole family, with all the
horrible details and sufferings which at
tend the parasite attack. Only lately
some new cases are reported in the West
which are alarming. We are quite sure
that every farmer, and every one who
feeds and fattens a pig, will only need to
have their attention called to so im
portant and serious a matter to secure a
complete reform in the practice of feed
ing an animal which will take whatever
is offered to it, and will live in the most
filthy holes and yards. On the farm the
swine should have clover pasture, and
for swill only milk and corn meal ; no
dish-water or meat scraps from the table,
as these are sure to putrify and poison
the mass in the barrel or tank. Pure
waterj with a little meal added, is prefer
able. The dish-water may g to the
compost heap, and the scraps from the
table to the poultry, while they are
fresh. Spoiled meats should be buried or
mixed with composted materials; they
should never be given to any domestic
animal. Large numbers of swine are
frequently confined in small quarters,
with very little regard to cleanliness or
pure air. Of course some of them will
lose appetite, the first sign of the de
rangement of the organs ot nutrition and
assimilation. They do not thrive, but
thev are kept along till slaughtering
time, and are dressed and packed among
the lot. Such animals are extremely
liable to be infested with trichinte and
other parasites ; and those who consume
them as food expose themselves to sick
ness, diseases of a lingering nature, and
to death in a most horrible form.
Interests, therefore, as dear as health
and life, require a thorough reform in
keeping and feeding swine. Let their
food be as pure as that which other ani
mals consume. Let them be kept in
clean quarters and have pure air. Let
diseased or unthrifty animals be sepa
rated from those in health, and we may
have no fears of trichinosis among either
swine or human beings.
Crushed Bones for Poultry. As
hens, turkeys, geese and ducks are net
provided with incisor, canine nor molar
teeth, it is folly to feed bones to them
unless the hard substances are first re
duced to small fragments. Fresh bones
are valuable food for poultry of any sort,
provided the fragments are so small that
the birds can swallow them. Once in
the crop of a fowl, bits of bone will soon
be changed into soft and palatable food.
Our own practice is to have a dish in the
kitchen especially to receive the bones
that are purchased with the beefsteak,
mutton and other meat. Then every
day those pieces are taken to a chopping
lock, and, with an old ax having a
sharp edge, they are crushed with the
head of the axe and cut into pieces not
larger than kernels of Indian corn, lhe
fowls devour them with a ravenous appe
tite. Bones are worth more to teed
fowls than the same number of pounds
of prime grain. For a chopping block,
a small log about two feet long, with
square ends, is placed on one end, as the
end of a block is far better forsuch a
purpose than the side of a log. Bones
are usually cast out of the back door or
in a garbage barrel to feed worthless
dogs. But if prepared for fowls as sug
gested, every pound is worth two or
three cents, which will be returned gen
erously in the form of luscious eggs and
juicy meat for the table.
Hired Help on the Farm. Lately
there has been a great deal of nonsense
written about hired help on the farm.
Farm hands, as a rule, are not all that
could be wished for. The reason the
farmer cannot get good, reliable help is
this: Men who are reliable and true
and have the genuine mettle, soon ac
quire a sufficiency to buy a farm for
themselves, and hence cease to live out
for a hve'ihood ; while the shiftless ana
questionable men fail to save enough to
purchase a farm and are left to hire out
to farmers. The proof of this statement
is in the observation of the readers of
this article. The men who to-day are
working for wages are composed of two
classes: the frugal, economical and tem
perate, and the shiftless and extravagant.
The first class will in a few years be
farmers themselves; the latter will be
hired men, doing the bidding of the
former. The first class are pleasant, ac
commodating and manly ; the second
are cross, unobliging and fault-finding.
The same rule holds true in the kitchen
with hired help. The good and obliging
young women who work out will soon
cease to be servants and become mis
tresses of their own homes, as the young
men are in quest of just such girls. But
the poor, good-for-nothing young women
who are cross, afraid that they will do
too much or accommodate somebody,
will remain in single blessedness until
they canby great perseverance, ensnare
some young maa who is as yet inexperi
enced in the world's ways. The young
men who are now working at home or
are working out and are saving and tem
perate will be the future farm-owners.
The young men who to-day spend their
wages or their father's money in extrav.
agance, and who are idle and shiftless,
will be the servants of the rich in the
future, if not sent to some State institu
tion to break stone or to make shoes for
their bread and water.
To Take Out Mildew. Eub soft
soao on the mildewed part, scrape chalk
-on it and lav in the sun. . Repeat the
application till the stains are removed.
Feather Cake. Two cups of sugar,
one-half cup of butter, one cup of sweet
milk, three cups oi nour, inree eggs,
beaten separately, one teaspoon of soda
and two of cream tartar. Flavor with
the rind of a fresh lemon. Bake in jelly
tins. It is also nice if baked in a loaf
Oyster Fritters. A pint and a half
of milk; a pound and a quarter of flour,
four eggs ; the yolk of the eggs must be
beaten very thick, to which add the
milk and flour ; stir the whole well to
gether ; whisk the white to a stiff froth,
and stir them gradually into the batter ;
take a spoonful of the mixture, drop an
oyster into it, and fry it in hot lard ; let
them be a light brown on both sides.
The oysters should not be put into the
batter all at once, as they would thin it
An ink for marking linen, etc., which
is proof against chlorine, may be pre
pared, according to Dr. Waltl, by dis
solving eight ounces of extract of log
wood in wate1-, and adding one-half an
ounce of yellow chromate of potash and
one-fourth of an ounce of chromate of
copper, and evaporating the mass until
it begins to thicken, and finally adding
one half an ounce of varnish.
Candle light is generally considered
to enhance the beatfty of one's face and
complexion, and we are told that it will
be the fashion this winter to use wax
candles at parties instead of gas. Young
ladies who have more freckles than they
know what to do with will read this with
[From the New York Music Trade Review, December
[From the New York Music Trade Review, December 3, 1875.]
FRAUDS IN THE PIANO TRADE.
A Scathing Expose of the Frauds Perpetrated
by Unscrupulous Persons on the
Leading Pianoforte Makers—The State of
The Law—Necessity for a Trade Protective
Association—The of the Decker
The time has come when the frauds perpetated by
unscrupulous persona on the leading pianoforte
makers of this country have assumed such dimen
sions that they can no longer bo endured in silence.
Not only the trade, bnt the public, are suffering
from them every day, and we have, therefore, taken
upon ourselves the onerous duty of once for all un
masking those per. ons who, nnder the guise of some
great manufacturer's name, boldly flood the market
with worthless instruments. The houses ef Chick
ering, tfteinway. Decker, Weber, Knabe and liainea
are the principal Arms whose names are either di
rectly or in some mutilated shape put upon the in
struments which never saw light in their factories,
bnt have been turned out wholesale, like so much
sausage-meat, from the workshops of men who look
upon the construction of a piano much in tbe light
of a carpenter who makes cheap bedsteads by the
score, sml considers the whole affair as involving so
much material, which, being knocked together any
how, is fit for sale so lung as it will stand transpor
tation. We mnst confess onr astonishment at the compar
ative indifference and supinenessof the leading man
ufacturers hitherto, inasmuch as not only-do these
bogus Instruments injure their reputation, but, fur
ther, tbey depreciate the value of their pianos iu the
estimation of the public, who are continually treated
to the sight of advertisements in the Herald in w Inch
parties offer to sell instruments, purporting to be
genuine, at prices far below the niarKet value, noes
Mr. Chickeriog think it enhances the position of his
firm to have a piano, stated to be of his make, sd-
VArf iMpft n. ' lMififf for sale at 1150?" Does Mr.
Steinway inmgiiie lor a single moment that he can
affurd tu rest under the public imputation that one
or his ' grands" can lie got at "any price?" Does
the Decker Brothers think it no injury that a new
instrument, advertised as theirs to all appearance,
and as " having cost tl.uoll, can be got fur 3tat, or
That the last -mentioned firm hsve been forced to
take the matter up and give it their most serious
consideration, we shall forthwith proceed to show,
premising only that we have devoted the rost of this
article, which is the first of a series on the subject,
to the Decker piano, simply because the Decker
Brothers, with their nsual enterprise, have been the
first to enter the field in a contest from which we
shall never retire until bv dint of every influence
which we can bring to bear we have enabled the
honest pisno manufacturer to protect his business
from the onslaughts of knaves and rogues.
THE Tl'E HISTORI OF TU DICKIE FIAHO.
At the present time there are no less than three
firms who claim to make the "Decker" piano, and
to have a right of using a name which has for nearly
fifteen years stood most deservedly high in the opin
ion of the public of this country. These three firms
are 1. Decker Brothers, of 33 fnion Suusre, New
York ; . Decker A llarses, of I2S Third avenne, Jiew
York; and. 3. Decker A Brothers, ol 56 Bleecker
street. Mew Fork. We now proceed to investigate
with what justice each ef these Arms may be said to
make a " Decker " piano, and to which of the firms,
in the estimation of the press, the public, and the
profession, is due the honor and the credit of having
made the name of IDerkrr " renpected. popular and
valuable. To do this we shall in nowise intrude our
own opinions, but shall carefully, most carefully,
give the record of each bouse as we and others are
prepared to substantiate it.
MIS8HS. DECK IB BBOTHEUS, OT & CHIOS SOT IRK.
This firm consists of two brothers. John Jacob
Decker and David Decker. John Jacob Decker
worked as a journeyman for eight years, from lt4e to
16M, with the late firm of Bacun A Raven, In I8M.
on the death of Mr. Bacon, tbe firm was reorganised
and continued in business as Haven, Bacon A Co.,
yonnv Mr. Bacon taking his father's place, and Mr.
John J. Decker constituting the company, having
obtained an interest in the business by reason of hi
rare skill aud judgmsnt. Thus Mr. John J. Decker
continued for eight years, till the year 12, when he
started in bnsiness for bimselt in Varick street (in
the very house where Steinway started) in conjunc
tion with his brother David, who previuns to this
ditte had been quietly working his way along, year
in and year out, as a journey man.
The two brothers started on a small capital the
savings of their steady Industry and with no other
desire than to make a few square p anoa for the re
tail trade in New York and its vicinity. Kowever
humble their aim, however small their beginning,
they were not destined "to bloom unseen, for the
late master-musician. Carl Aoschuts, g t bold of
their very first instrument, and stamped them, in
an autograph letter " as manufacturers of the very
highest class." From this moment their fame rap
idly spread, and they were, as early as 1S63, one year
after they had started in Varick street, enabled to
move to more capacious premises on Bleecker street,
where they remained six ytars, till lwn. when they
moved their factory and warerooms to Thirty -fourth
street, and in 1870 opened separate warerooms in
the magnificent premises tbey now occupy at 33
Union Square. Being practical artisans and most
superior mechanics, they-early entered upon the
most worthy designof improving the manufacture of
the piano aa much as possible, and in Jon. 1663,
the ficientifc American spoke in terms of the
warmest praise of a valuable improvement they had
then just patented. After this, their strides in per
fecting the manufacture of the instrument were
most rapid, and they obtained patents in '63, 65, 67,
'Ml, '70, '72 and '73, which called forth the most un
equivocal praise from the press and the public, and
mainly helped them to produce those instruments
which have given them their present proud position.
In 1X64 the Tr, ), in a highly laudatory account of
one of their improvements, stated that it had ena
bled them to develop in their instrument a tone at
once aamirable for its purity, fullness, prolonga
tion and sweetness, anu tne mgu emiuiauuu m
which their improvement is held is well shown in
the rapidly increasing business of the firm, in 1072
the same paper, in an article reviewing the whole
Eianoforte trade in the country, observed that the
'acker Brothers have won their success by solid
merit, and hold it by unremitting effort in the same
direction. The genius and ability of Mr. Hassard,
the musical critic of the Tribune, have aided to make
that paper tbe highest authority en allmnsical mat
ters, and we find iu constant praise of tbe instru
ments of the Decker Bros, supported by to rest of
the press, including the Times. WorM, Herald, Ei
preu, ndepearfrar. Home Jtmrual, Bumlat Time; Arca
dian, Chicago Trimne, Boston Gazette, Philadelphia
iienrer and others. When to this we add that, un
solicited, the firm hold testimonials of high regard
and honest appreciation from Theodore Thomas,
larl Bsrgmann, A. B. Mills, William Mason, J. H.
Bonawits, Henry J. Andres, Ed. Mario, Julia Rive,
and many other distinguished members of the mu
sical profession, It can not be doubted that tbe press
of the country as a body, and the musical profession
as well, had, without indulging In any invidions com
parison between the works of other distinguished
well known makers, paid deserved tribute to the
ability and industry of John Jacob and David
Decker. Come we now to the history of the firm
next on our list, namely, that of
MESSES. DICKIE BABNE8,
Which consists of M r. Myron A. Decker and of Mr.
Barnes, and was formed in the spring of 1X71, and
has been located ever since at its premises. Nos. 12.,
127. Iffl and 131 Third avenue. Br. Barnes had been
for many years in the employment of Messrs. t'hick
erlng A Sons, as a aalesinaa and a tnner, and on
leaving them in 1S71, went into partnership with Mr.
Myron A. Decker, with whom he has continued ever
"m'.' Myron A. Decker, who. by the by, hi in no
wise related to the Decker Brothers, started in a
small way to make pianos in the yearlH56, in the city
of Albany, in conjunction with one Mixsell. At the
expiration of a year he bought Mr. Mixsell out and
ran the business himself, selling his pianos wherever
he could to other parties, wbe put their names upon
them and sold them to the public. In MM, he made
a piano of merit, and obtained for it a prize at the
State fair held at Syracuse. Jn la.", findiug the
business unprofitable, he broke np and came to New
Vurk, where he ran a small restaurant, sorner
Broadway and Fulton, and had Bomeviimculty with
a rival restaurateur concerning the appropriation,
of a sign which had on it the well known mutto,
" Live and Let Live." Toward the close of the year
18St, he started as a pUno manufacturer in Twenty
second street, in a very small way, and sold all
the instruments he made to the firm of Ilsley A
Co., of Broome street, who always put ' Ilslev
Co.'' upon them. Thus he continued until July,
1(65, when he persuaded Mr. George Ilsley to go
into biisiness with bim as piano manufacture it,
and to furnish the necessary capital. He, on the
other hand, was to give his name to the new
concern and to put in such stock aud fixtures as be
had, which theu amounted to the sum of eighty
dollars und eiglity-tonr cents. We have it from Mr.
I iwlv l.ii.iu'lf tliiat the ai Eiiment useil hv Mr. Myron
A. Decker, which induced him to consent to this
arrangement, was the fact that tbe Decker Bros,
had made the name Decker popular aud therefore
valuable, and ttiat as ins name was aiso
might enable them to do a good business. Tlins in
the year leo5 was formed the firm of Decker & Co.,
which ran till 16S, when it moved to I nion Place,
where it failed. After one year, that is, in 166. Mr.
Ilsley became dissatisfied with his partnership,
broke it up, bnt continued to do business as Decker
A Co., and employed Mr. Myron A. Decker as fore
man of his establiHliment till he failed. From l(S68
to I.S71, Mr. M. A. Decker was. more or less, out of
biisinesq. In 1S7 1 he entered into partnership witn
si r. itarnes. and lias continued so, as we nave aiivaur
Vt e now come to tiie nrm oi
DICKIE S BKOS., or 56 BI.IEc KEI ST., NEW TORI.
Ti.i LnnM im liololv stated bv one of the leading
commercial agencies to be doing business on the
reputation of the firm ot Decker Bros., of I nion
Square, with whom they are neither in any way re
lated nor connected and whose title they have
sought to copy as closely as possible. Tbe firm con
sists of Mr. Marcus A. Decker, who is the son of Mr.
K 11. UecXer, wuo was a wen Known tuner, au.i
died last winter. This Mr. . B. Decker was the
brother of Myron A. Decker, of Decker
t R m a ml atitrteil in liHfneHi in the veer 1S6H in
mi.ll sture in Bleecker street as a retailer of
piamw. He made an arrrangement with another
brother, H. B. Decker, a farmer, now living near
Bingbauipton, to usebis name, and to put up the
firm name of flecker A Bro. This concern never
muha nin(i during the wliule course of its exist
ence. In b"W, Mr. K. B. Decker's son, M arena, the
only present survivor or tins branch o tne lamny.
was taken into the firm, which two years afterward
..nnl it tinnie to Decker and Bruthera. though
with no moral or legal right to do so, and re
moved from Broome to Bleecker street, where our
readers will remember the Decker Bros, made their
reputation. Their reason for doing this is most
obvious. Onatr. fc. B. jjecxer'sdeatn nr. jnarens
A. Decker, his son, continued the business nnder
the old firm uame.
From this account it is most clear
1. That the only firm entitled to tbe honor and
credit of having obtained a great reputation for the
" Decker " piano are Messrs. Decker Bros., ot 33
2. That Messrs. Decker A Barnes, though partial
manufacturers (inasmuch as they do not make all
the parts of their instruments), are not justified in
asserting, as they do in their catalogue, that their
Myron A. Decker was the one who made the
" Decker " Instrument known, seeing that next to
none were made in his name till July, 165. three full
years after the Decker Bros, had started. Aever
theless thev are fully entitled to their firm name,
and do a legitimate business. ...
3. That Messrs Dicker A Bros, are neither legally
no morally entitled to their firm name, were never
at any time manufacturers, and trade only on the
streiigth of the reputatioh of the firm of Decker
Bros., whose style they imitate and copy.
Evf.hy healthy man is a tue Alexan
der or" Seaostris, building a universal
American Parlor Organs Abroad.
In the year closing June 30, 1875, the
United States exported to foreign coun
tries, as shown by custom house returns
at Washington, parlor or reed organs to
the aggregate value of $363,132. The
exports for the previous year were $292,
151, showing some increase. It is re
markable that more than half of these
exports in each year were the cabinet
organs made by the Mason & Hamlin
Organ Company, whose exports in 1875
were $185,820, and in 1874 were $163,169.
Considering that there are in this coun
try from two hundred to two hundred
and fifty makers, this fact that more
than half the instruments exported are
from this one company shows in what
high estimation its work is held abroad.
New York Commercial Adverliter.
Masy had a little lamb, its fleece was
white as snow, she washed it oft with
Dobbins' Soap, and that's what made it
so. (made by Cragin & Co., Philadelphia,
Pa.) Try it once.
Bishop Scott, of the Methodist Epis
copal Church, is to celebrate the fiftieth
year of his ministerial life by a sermon
before the Wilmington (Delaware) Con
ference at its next session. The Bishop
is now seventy-three years of age.
Chapped hands, face, pimples, ringworm,
saltrhenm and other cutaneous affections
cured, an J rough akin made soft nod amooth,
by using Juniper Tar 8oap. Be careful to
get on ly that made by Caswell, Hazard & Co.,
New lork, aa there are many imitations
made with common tar, all of which are
"The People's Common Sense Medical
Adviser," a book of about 900 pages, illus
trated with over 250 engravinga and colored
plates, and sold at the exceedingly low price
of $1.50, tells yon how to core Catarrh,
"Liver Complaint," Dyspepsia, or Indi
gestion, Sick, Bilious, and other Headaches,
Scrofula, Bronchial, Throat, and Long
Diseases, all diseases pecnliar to women,
and most other chronic aa well as scute dis
orders. It contains important information
for the young and old, male and female, sin
gle ana married, nowhere else to be found.
Men and women, married and single, are
tempted to aak their family physician thou
sands of questions on delicate topics, but
are deterred from doing so by their modesty.
This work answers just such questions so
fully and plainly as to leave no one in doubt.
It is sold by agents, or sent by mail, post
paid, on receipt of price. Address the au
thor, R. V. Pierce, M. D., World's Dis
pensary, Buffalo, N. Y.
[From the Lafayette Daily Courier.]
A Valuable Work.
Dr. R. V. Pierce, of BuSalo, distinguished
in surgery aud the general practice in the
profession he honors, has made a valuable
contribution to the medical literature of the
day in a comprehensive worV entitled "The
People's Common Sense Medical Adviser."
While scientific throughout, it is singuiarly
free from technical and stilted terms. It
comes right down to the common sense of
every-day life. Dr. Pierce is a noble speci
men of American manhood. He has sprung
from the people, and with many sympathies
in common with the masses, has sought to
render them a substantial service in this the
great work of his life.
Pkbsonal. W. J. McEtroy: "As a gen
eral family remedy for Dyspepsia, Torpid
Liver, Constipation, etc., I hardly ever nse
anything else but SIMMONS' LIVER REG
ULATOR, and have never been disap
pointed in effect produced ; it seems to be
almost perfect cure for all diseases of the
stomach and bowels."
FOR Catarrh the only substantial benefit
can be obtained through the blood. Vege
tine is the great blood purifier.
BCHIHCE'E PULMOS1C SlBtr, SU WlIB TOXIC, AMD
Maxdbaki Pills. These deservedly celebrated and
popular medicines have effected a revolution In the
healing art, and proved the fallacy of several max
ims which have for many years obstructed tbe prog
ress of medical science. The false supposition that
"Consumption is) incurable deterred Bbysiciajul
from attempting to find remedies for that disease,
and patients afflicted with it reconciled themselves
to death without making an effort to escape from a
doom which they supposed te be unavoidable. It is
now proved, however, that Cbasnaprto coal as tmred,
and that it hat been cured in a very great number of
cases (some o& them apparently desperate ones) by
Schenck's Pulmonic Syrup alone; and in other cases
by tbe same medicine in connection with Schenck's
Sea Weed Tonic and Mandrake Pills, one or both,
according to the requirements of the case.
Dr. Schenck himself, who enjoyed uninterrupted
good health for more than forty years, was supposed
atone time to be at the very gale of death, his phys
icians having pronounced his case hopeless, and
abandoned him to his fata. He was cored by the
aforesaid medicines, and, since his recovery, many
thousands similarly affected have used Dr. Schenck's
preparations witn tne same remaraaoie success.
Fjll directions accompany each, making it not
absolutely necessary to personally see Dr. Schenck
unless patients wish their lungs examined, and for
this purpose he Is professionally at his principal of
fice, corner Sixth and Arch Streets, Philadelphia,
every Monday, where all letters for advice mnst be
addressed. b he oca's medicines are sold by all
There have been no important change In wool
since our last report. In fiew York, domestic fleece
is quoted at 4265c; pulled, 2748c; unwashed, 15
and Texas 1533c
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MAKE IT PUBLIC.
South Boston, February , 1S71.
H. R. Stitiss, Ksq. : .
Dear Sir I have nearu irom very sudi ""'' "
the great success ef VBGKTIJIs; in caes of ocrof-
ma, nnenmatium, riuubi w.in.i.., v-..-.
all otlier.diseases of kindred nature. I mate no
hesitation in sarins mat t snom ' - j":
the most reliable remedy fox Catarrh and tieaeral
Mr wife has been troubled with Catarrh far saany
rears, and at times very oaau. " " '""r-"'"'!
ttied every supposed remedy that we could bearer,
a : . -11 L ; ssrnsm. has nr sTaslaTawral V eta. Fa Mil
gradually growing worse, end the discharge Iron
She was in this condition when she commenced to
take VrtllBTlJiB; I conld see that she was improv
ing on the second bottle. She continued taking the
VKUMltSa until sne nau uaw -
is entire j ViZl. and YEOlCTljxKompli.h the
cure after nothing elw would. Hence l teel jnatiAed
in swing that VKttBTINB is the most reliable rem
edy, and would advise all Bunenng humanity ro try
U, for 1 believe it to be a gxC honest, vegetable
medicine, and I shall not hesitate to recommend it.
1 am, etc., fapectfullv.
Btor AM Broadway.
VKiKTINI acts directly upon the ceases of these
complaints. It invigorate and strengthens th
whole system, acts upon the secretive organs, allays
Xa.mm.tion. cleaniei and cures u elation, cures
constipation, and regulate th bowels.
Has Entirely Cured Me.
Bostob, October, 1870.
lJ!?mr-XT daughter, after bavins; a
tof Wnwmrcongh was left
rThav. ra'irU,m.rer from ySTl N B for
"" ffTlA K ttL-f tovVUh'a.Ien!ir!.'.y
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