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CHARLESTOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, No One Need Remain A Dyspeptic. ‘ I have been suffering for over two years with Dyspepsia. For the last year I could not taken drink of cold water nor cat any meat without vomiting it up. Mv life was a misery. I had had recommended Simmons Liver Regulator, of which.I am now taking the second bottle, and the fact is that words can not express the relief I feel. My appetite is very good, a».d I di gest everything thoroughly. I sleep well now. and I used to be v**r\ restless. I - si fleshing lip id. s’, run; tool and >*• tiMi*'l.ui't li' gulator have done it ail. 1 x*. .itc this in hopes of benefiting s«>me one xvho has suffered as I did, and would lakx* oath to these state ments, if desired. K. S. Hai.loc, St/ranise. .\eb. (Genuine !ia> / in red on front of wrapper. Host guarantee for the buyer. : ’ONLY OKNl'INK I Has «>ur Z Stamp in rod <*n front of Wrap|«'r. J. H. ZEILIN ,V r<>., Philadelphia. Pa. SULK PROPRIGTX^S. HUICK $1.00. apr.’gr.eow-^m. 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He loved national airs, old tunes, songs and ballads. He was easily moved by anything oathetic in • song or nine, and was ti ver tired <•! bearing bis particular favorites sung or played, lie liked to lihvc music of an evening, and duets used to be played very often for hours together, while lie would read or walk up aud down the room. There was a large meadow at the back of the garden in which, during the summer tune, many cricket matches were held. Although never playing himself, Charles Dickens delighted in the game, and would sit in bis tent, keeping score for one side, the whole day long. He never took to croquet, but had lawn tennis been played in the Gad's Hill days, he would certainly have enjoyed this game. He liked “American bowls,” at which he used constantly to play with bis male guests. For one of bis “improvements” he had turned a waste piece of land into a croquet ground and bowling green. In the meadow ho used also to practice many of his “readings;” and any stranger passing down the lane and seeing him gesticulating and hear ing him talking, laughing and some times. it may be, weeping, surely would nave thought him out of bis mind! The getting up of those "readings” gave him an immense amount of labor and fatigue, and owfal parts tried him greatly. For iustance, the reading of “Lit tle Dombey.” it was hard for him to steel bis heart as to be able to read the death without breaking down or displaying too much emotion. He ofteu told how much he suffered over this story, and how it would have bet u impossible for him to have gone through with it had he not kept con stantly before bis eyes the picture of bis own “Horn,” alive aud strong and well. His great neatness and tidiness were remarkable, as also liis wonder ful sense of order. The first thing lie did even morning, before going t.. work, was to make a circuit of the garden, and then to go over the whole house to see that everything was in its place, neat and orderly. This was also the first thing he did upon his return home, after any absence. A more thoroughly order ly nature never existed. It must have been through this gift of order that he was enabled to make time, notwithstanding any amount of work, to give to the minutest house hold details, ltefore a dinnerparty the menu was always submitted to him for approval, and he always made a neat little plan of the table with the names of guests marked in their respective places, and a list of who was to take who in to dinner. He had constantly some “bright idea" or other as to the arrangement of the table or rooms. He had a strange aversion to say ing good bye, anil would do any thing he possibly could to avoid ( going through the ordeal. In a letter to a friend Charles: Dickens writes: “Another genera tion begin to peep above the table. I once used to think what a horrible thing it was to be a grandfather. Finding that the calamity falls upon me without perceiving any other j change in myself, 1 bear it like a l man." Hut as he so disliked the name of grandfather as applied to himself, these grandchildren were taught by !i*n to call him ••Venerables.” And | to this day some of them still speak of him by his self-invented name. Now, there is another and younger family who never knew “Venera bles," but who are taught.to know his books through the pictures iu them, as soon as they can be taught anything, and whose baby hands lay bright tlowers upon the stone in Westminster Abbey every 9th of \ June and every Christmas eve. i For, in remembrance tor ms love for all that is gay in color, none but the brightest flowers—and also some 1 of the gorgeous American leaves, i sent by a friend for the purpose— are laid upon the stone, making that one spot, in the midst of the vast and solmcn building, bright and beautiful. In a letter to ■•Horn." before his departure for Australia, Charles j Dickons writes: “I hope you will be always able to say in after life that you had a kind father,” and to this hope each one of his children can answer with a loving, greatful heart. Amen. Bile nyes red pup. The Remarkable Animal Forwarded to Him From California. San Francisco Wasp. Hon. Bill Nye, Hudson, Wis., (in the outskirts of Chicago)—Dear Nye: Your requisition for a red dog with large ears and a small ap petite was handed me by a servant in gray livery and a yellow bag slung over his shoulder. I was grieved to learn that prosperity had led you into such a riotous style of living, but trust that the general howl for reform that reverberates over this broad dependency of the Canadas just prior to every e'cetion will not be wasted on you. As for the dog, I herewith forward, postage paid, <>ne incarnadine pup, of the masculine gender, with wab bly legs, ample auricular attach ments, a broad-gauge voice and a tendency to outgrow the follies of his youth. Owing to the enforce ment of the Interstate Commerce law I prevailed on him, as a matter o! economy, to leave the major por tion of his tail behind until rates are lower. A sort of curtailment of expenses, I might say. If you feel that this"wi 11 cause any painful vac uum in your life I will try and send on the balance of the dog. The ab sence of bis rudder may cause some inconvenience at first. I noticed before his departure that he could not steer himself accurately, for when I would sic him at a large saw back hog that comes to look at my garden occasionally, he would make a fierce charge and retrograde under the house. I attribute this peculiar phenomenon to an absence of tail; but it may be presence of mind, as this particular piece of pork is somewhat aggressive. The bald spots observable on his cuticle are not hereditary, but grow out of a canine condition known as “mange;” and a mangy pup is some thing that every humorist cannot afford to rear. Accompanying the animal you will at once discover a full assortment of fleas, indigiuous to the soil of California and the skin of the dog. It is no use for you to say that you did not order them, for they go with the pup everywhere, in fact are inseparable. The onl}' way to break the combination is to soak the dog in coal oil and inflame the spirit of the oil with a match,.or kill the dog. In the matter of appetite he is easily pleased—will cat ordinary grub, but is inclined to diet himself on fine boots, kid gloves, silk stock ings and any clothing that may come within his sphere of action. It may bo necessary for you to go bare footed until he outgrows this freak, or you might avoid this alternative by keeping such articles locked up in a pup-proof safe. Do not allow your proud and sen sitive spirit to besweptwith a storm of woe and blasphemy if you come home and find a round, compact roll of red dog. with muddy feet, in the middle of your snow white conch, for he can be oroken of this habit. There are two remedies. Either give your bed to the poor and sleep in the hay-mow, or sever the bony sub- i stance that connects the pup's head 1 with his body. The latter treatment is probably the best. The animal is a pointer. You will find by count ing the angles and protuberances on his frame that he is a purer poiuter dog than can be discovered by a a long and earnest search through- j out your town. He will be found i very much attached to home, that is [ if you take the precaution to connect him with a dog chain and a house j that has a firm foundation. As a watch dog he is a success. I have , known him to stand with his nose through the picket fence and watch j a majolica-ware dog in a neighbor's yard for four mortal hours and never complain. At certain seasons ofthc vear he will leave home for a few da\ s; but do not be alarmed, for he j will comeback agaiuwith a ruinous j appetite, a heart broken look, and try to square the matter with you by bringing a few pieces of tin ware attached to his rudimentary tail. I hope you have a moon in that baili- j wick, for the pup will be lonesome without one, as he has been in the habit of sitting out in my front yard and hurling canine defiance at pale Luna about thirty nights in each cal endar month. This may disturb your sleep some, but the dog won’t mind the work, as he can recline in the , arms of Morpheus during the day and dream of devouring burglars, calfskin boots, etc. My neatest, j neighbor strenuously objected to this nocturne in Tar Flat, and as I love the dog I hurriedly send him to you. fearing he maybe carried to an early grave by a rush of club to the head. Your Compassionately, Lem Lemons. P. $.—I would prefer to keep the rest of the dog, as it is very handy as a corrective when applied to the seat cf government of my youngest hopeful. L. L. Kerosene excels for softening and clearing out the gummed and hard ene 1 oil in the boxes of mowers, reapers and other farm machinery. ALL ABOUT EARS. Points About Them With Which Eyery One is Not Acquainted. Haiti more Sun. A writer in Harper’s Bazar says: “A curious proposition has been made by the chief of police of one ol the large European cities, that pho tographs of criminals should be taken, not with the full face, as now, but with the side face in view, using tiie ear especially, other fcatuers changing with the course of time— a mouth falling, an eye sinking, a nose projecting, 'a brow growing prominent, a cheek either baggy or hollow, a chin either pointed or doubling—but an car always re maining unchanged into old age, and no two ears luringalike; so thafl a thief would be known by his ear as long as there was anything left of him. ‘•This would seem to involve a singular error on the part ot those who follow such hasty advice. No organ, any dose observer will de clare, changes shape more than the ear does. Even the piercing of the lobe for car rings will often pull it down and inflate it so as to work complete transformation there; and anybody who has a gouty acquaint ance may see the change wrought in the cars by the chalky lumps and concretions under the skin that never fail to show themselves there, that sometimes attain the size of the curious little notch seen in the up per edge of many ears, and said by those who have faith in the intrica cies of evolution to be the remnant of the ancestral car of the last apish progenitor. ( “Few features of the human body are more distinctly beautiful than the ear, when it is a beautiful car; that is to say, when it is rosy and little, and so thin that the blood glows behind it like a flame. No sea shell with its myriad delicate whorls, with its pink and white, with its polish and brittle daintiness, is half so lovely, for no sea shell, alter all, is alive when we see it, or when it has reached that stage ol beauty. But the car in its perfection has the white throat beneath it. the cluster-, ing hair above it, the damask cheek beside it, and is set off and height ened in every line and tint by its surroundings, and as often as not lias the eye of the beholder fastened to it on the point of a quivering jewel glittering iu it. Yet, let the ear he ever so small and curly—a bit of transparency in the young girl—hers will be a very exceptional case, if, when she has attained the age that makes caps advisable, sin? is not glad of the cap to hide a large Hat piece of cartilage mreithcr side of head—not the least disagreeable of the disagreeable things that have come to her as warnings and eviden ces of the end of all things. This is not the "case with every person, of course; enough people to prove the rule retain a sulHcieut shape to t he eai into old age: but by tar the greater number of ears cease to -be objects on which the eye ol another cares to linger, and become objects which make every contemporary put up a hand to see if his own ears have turned into flaps of elephantine proportions. As life goes on, every year uncurls and straightens out the pretty whorls of most ears, and flat tens, and flattens and seems to en large, the upper and outer edge, per haps not through growth, nor even the daily wiping of the part, so much as through the loss oi fat in the tissues and the falling away of neighboring round ness and plump ness; the one rendering the cartilage j smooth, the other making it seem ' larger than it is by comparison. In either event, the ear of the criminal of to-day will hardly be the same ear to appearance ten years from to day—will be a very different ear in ' twenty years. The cars of elderly persons tell the sad tale to any who care to scrutinize them in sufficient number to generalize from wliat is geen, and any one who chooses may regretfully watch the process as time passes, which transforms one of the choicest features of pliys- i ical charm into one of the ugliest. Egg Biscuit.—Two cups of warm milk, two eggs, two heaping table spoonfuls of butter, hall a cake ot compressed yeast dissolved in warm water, one quart of sifted Hour, one teaspoonl'ul of salt; mix with the butter (melted, but not hot) the vcast, salt and three cups of Hour together over night, and set in a covered bowl to rise. Early in the morning add the beaten eggs and the rest of the flour and set for a second rising of an hour or longer. When light roll into a sheet almost an inch thick, cut i”to round cakes, and lay in a floured baking pan. At the end of half an hour bake in a good oven. They are delicious, cold or hot. The natural gas belt appears to extend westward indefinitely. A great vein has been struck near Fort Scott, Kansas, at a depth of 280 feet. If the prairies be underlaid with gas fuel the lack of timber will no longer be deemed so great a drawback. HANDCUFFS WORN BY JOHN BROWN. flarrisburg Telegraph. Mr. John C. Comfort, of Harris burg, has added to his large, inter esting and valuable collection of relics of the war of the rebellion sev eral objects which, for historical and financial value and interest, it would be difficult to equal. These objects are, first, the handcuffs which were worn by John Brown, of Ossawato mie, the hero of Harper’s Ferry, when he was hanged in Charlestown, Va., on December 2nd, 1859; and second, two triaugular pigs of lead which were buried by Brown near the mouth of the cave which he made his rendezvous and hiding place, on the Maryland side of the Potomac river opposite Harper’s Ferry, and from which place lie made his descent on the arsenal which re sulted in the capture of the building and his own overthrow, the slaugh ter of his sous and Ills trial, condem nation and execution. This lead was found where it had lain for nearly thirty years by a little girl, Florence May Thomson, while dig ging for daisy roots. Encountering the metal while digging, she called attention to her discovery: further search was made, and three pigs of lead, weighing 150 pounds, were un cathed. Of these, two pigs have been obtained by Mr. Comfort. It is thought Ossawatomic obtained the lead in the mines in Missouri; that it was run in rude molds made in the sand, and transported thence to the cave, to be used in the opera tion against Harper’s Ferry. The handcuffs which Mr. Comfort has added to his collection were ob tained at the time of the execution ► Ossawatomie by a Virginian, who bequeathed them to his daughter. She had frequently been offered $500 for them, as is stated in the corres pondence Mr, Comfort had about them, but always refused to sell. Finally she yielded, however, and Mr. Comfort obtained the coveted prize. They arc of iron, stoutly and clumsily made, and covered with rust. They are connected with a swivel and two links, and locked with a screw holt. As compared with cuffs of the present day, they are of the most primitive character, i though doubtless as effective for the purpose intended as the more mod ern “bracelets.” ■ — ■ - DU. M'GLYNN IN WASHING TON. A Reporter of the “Critic" Describes His Appearance and Quotes the Salient Points of His Discourse. Washingtion, I>. Critic. There were several paradoxes at the McGlynn iecturc in the Congre gational church. A Catholic priest accused of heterodoxy preaching from an orthordox Protestant pulpit the gospel of a new political crusade, and a mixed audience, with no small proportion of the gentler sex, greet ing with tumultuous applause the orator’s rounded periods of religious zeal. The church was well filled, not withstanding the heavy rain, and the Knights of Labor, for whose ben efit the lecture was given, profited largely and in several unexpected ways; first, Father McGlynn lec tured for nothing; second, General Rosecrans, who was to have intro duced the distingushed lecturer, was seized with an attack of adminstra tion or some other kind ol colic,and scuta check for $50 instead ot com ing; or perhaps he thought it wouldn’t look well for the brother ot* a Catholic liishop to introduce a suspended Catholic priest. Rev. Dr. Edward McGlynn. who, in the cross of the new crusade, en deavors to place Henry George’s scheme of land nationalization on a religious foundation, shows little ot the priest in his make up. He has a powerful, athletic frame; a large head, supported by a large neck; a dominant, handsome masterful face; the heavy, clear cut chin, firm mouth, combative, aquiline nose; wide, deep-set eyes, and a forehead which looms up dome-like and mas sive, its benevolent fulness in marked contrast to the aggressive face beneath. A winning smile plays constantly across the fecturer’s face. Ileenan, the pugilist, used to say: ‘ Look nut for the man who smiles in the ring, for lu’ll be a rare light er. and never know when he’s whip ped.” Father McGlynn was introduced by ex-Scnator Van Wyck, and spoke for two hours to a spellbound audi ence. The underlying principleof the land reform advocated by himself, Henry George and their followers, stated in a nutshell, is this: The bounties of nature, more than enough to satisfy the wants and de sires of all mankind, are largely monopolized by the holders of natu ral sources of wealth, as in mines and the holders of land in the cities. By removing all taxes from produc tion, distribution and exchange, and substituting a single tax on the rental value of land, gradually rais ing such tax to the full rental value, an enormous stimulas will be given to production, an enormous fund will pour into the public treasury to be used for the common benefit of all, and labor will receive its natural wages, i. e., the full value of all it produces. Hontestly, the cflicact’ of this remedy has never been fairly refuted. It is impossible to give an extend ed report of the lecture. Here are a few of the gems: “This is called the new crusade, but it is as old as God.*’ “The object of this crusade is to teach the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man.” “God is not a stepfather to hu manity.” “Man’s genius has never yet stolen a march on the Creator.” “It is our object to give a world wide reverence to the trite rights of property.” It is for some substantial griev ance that the masses arc grumbling and cursing.” “We are seeking to erect a light ning rod to avert the storm of an archy.” “You can break any monopol}* in wheat, lard, houses, horses or any product of human labor by increas ing the supply, but you cannot break a monopoly in land, for you cannot increase the supply. Try it; shovel a mountain into the sea and see how little you have accom plished.” “We would no more seize the land and parcel it out than we would di vide a Raphael or cut up a race horse.” __ _ HINTS TO SWIMMERS. Scientific American. “When the bathing season ar rives/’ remarked a natatorium pro fessor the other day, “we’ll hear of the usual maximum of drowning cases, and among them, as usual, a fair share of expert swimmers. The chief reason why good swimmers are so often drowned when they arc ac cidentally thrown into the water is because the shock causes them to lose their presence of mind. The loss of presence of mind leads to pa ralysis of body, or to such wild ex ertions as accelerate drowning, in stead of contributing to preservation. The ability to behave wisely in case of sudden accidents can 011I3* be ac quired l>3' experience, just as every thing else has to be acquired. The theory of the matter can be taught in swimming schools, lint the prac tice must be acquired bv experience. Hence, in some of the European swimming schools, says the Hebrew Journal, the pupils are taken out boat riding and purposely upset, as though the upsetting were accident al. They are also suddenly pushed oberboard, and subjected to all man 1 ner of prepared accidents, so as to I accustom them to acting in emergen ! eies. In this way they learn how to behave in case of real accidents, and are protected against the loss of their presence of tnlnd on occasions of danger on the water. They are also taught to have faith in the sus taining power of the water itself. They get to know that the water will sustain them if they will only render it the least help. A finger laid upon an oar, or the gunwale of an overturned boat, or a board, or almost any floating sub stance. will sustain the human body in calm water. Persons who have been properly taught, and have ac quired the habit of acting with self possession in the water when they are upset, do not attempt to climb upon the overturned boat, but simply take hold of it and quietly support themselves. A boat half filled with water, or completely overturned, will support as many persons as can get their hands upon the gunwale, if they behave quietly. In a case of accident, a person who understands and acts in accordance with these facts would stand abetter chance of being saved, even if he were a poor swimmer, than an ex|>ert swimmer would stand who should lose his presence of mind. -- - THE RUNT. _ American Agriculturist. We believe that the best thing to do is to kill the runt at once If a pig or a iamb, its value can be but little. The loss will hardly equal the cost required to bring the ani mal to a self supporting basis. In the case of a calf, a louger period of probation may be given: and ordi narily the chances arc in favor of bringing a colt through. Yet we are ! of opinion that such is the inclina-; tion to keep rather than to sacrifice the runt, that the best advice is, to kill without delay,provided it is not of choice breed and worth the cost of extra care necessary to bring up to a somewhat normal condition, but this is not often profitable. RIDING ON TURTLES. New York Times. At Smithfield. N. C.. monster green turtles, weighing as much as 1,500 pounds each, frequent the beach all the way down to FortCas well, four miles below the town. People eat their eggs, hut tlo noteat, the turtles. Peach parties of young folks go down there, gathering beau ! tiful shells, have dances on the hard sand in the moonlight, roast oysters and have fun with the turtles. When a female turtle wishes to lay her eggs she crawls up the sandy beach to a place that suits her fancy, digs with her flippers a big hole in the sand, and then lays in the hole two hundred or three hundred eggs. The eggs arc not dumped in a pile, but laid out smoothly and neatly in rows. When she commences laying it makes no odds to her how large a beach party stands around superintending the process. She attends strictly t<* business, and even if the eggs are taken from the hole as fast as she S lays them, it does not at all disconr | age or frighten her. When she get* through she scrapes the sand back into the hole, whether the eggs are there or not, and starts back to tin* water. That is the time for the beach party to have fun with her. As many of them as can mount her big dome like back do so. and she carries them down to the waters edge, where they jump oil and sin* goes on. She does not seem to mind their weight or show any disposition to resent their good-natured famil iarity. Sometimes they turn her over on her back, but after she has helplessly pawed the air a little while they right her again and she waddles off. EVERY MAN HIS OWN A MAN UENSIS. Washington Letter to Kansas City Journal. A Mr. Tainter lias taken up the Edison phonograph at the point where he left it, and developed it from a toy to an article of commer cial value, accomplishing what Edi son himself lias long hoped to do. The machine, as perlocted, has been seen by a number of gentlemen in tcresteil in such matters, and before long it will be given to the public. It is constructed on the same principle as the phonograph, but with different materials, and instead of giving out a squeaking, metallic sound, as when the sheet of tin foil was used, it now produces a lull, sonorous sound, which be distinctly heard and understood in any part of an ordinary-sized room. The eon versation which a person may ad dress to the graphophone is recorded upon tliin sheets of wax in the shape of n tube placed upon a cylinder. One of these little tubes will hold 1,000 won Is. A merchant, for instance, wnonus forty letters to answer, enn sit before one* of these machines, turn the crank ami talk his answers directly into the machine, which records them upon the wax tube in the same manner as in the old phonograph. Afterward, one of these little tubes can be slipped off the cylinder and sent by mail to any part of the conn try. When received, it will only be necessary to put the wax tub - ini«» a similar machine and it will repro duce the words of the original speaker us often as may be wished. 'l ubes, or envelopes, in which t<* inclose these wax tubes, have been invented and accepted by the post oflice department for transmission through the mails. The thin wax tubes for use in the grapliophotic will be on sale at all stationery stores at about, the same rate as let ter paper. As soon as tlii ■ machine comes into general use it will make every one his own amanuensis, do ing away with the necessitv of a private secretary, a stenographer, a type writer. And it will be a pre ventive of forgery, since it rep to duces the exact voice of the *|»eaKcr, so that those who are familiar with it will recognize it at once. HOW TO AVOID PREMA'ITRE OLD AGE The following goo 1 advice is given by Dr. Benjamin Ward Richardson: When old age lias really com inenced, its march toward final <fl ea, v is b**st delayed by attention to those rules of conservation by which life is sustained with the least fric tion and the least waste. The prime rules for this purpose are: To subsist on light hut nutritions | diet, with milk as the standard food, but varied according to season. To take food in moderate qnan tity, four times in the day, including a light meal before going to bed. To clothe warmly hut lightly, ho that the body may, in all season', maintain an equal temperature. To keep the bod}’ in fair exercise and the mind active and cheerful. To maintain an interest in wInt is going on in the world, and to take part in reasonable labors and pb h ures, as though old age were not present. To take plenty of sleep during sleeping hours, to spend nine hours in bed at least, and to takecare during cold weather that the temperature of the bed-room is maintained at f>0 do* grees fahrenbeit.