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. -ii scribers in Berkeley, 64 in Inquiry will prove, this pa- „ ‘T rt.. .. • , , Greenbrier, 24 in Hampshire, per is regularly read by more _ . / ... K pewf the well-fJo class ? “ H,urnf"> «*? ” in West Virginia, than any -proportion throughout the other publication. Vol. IV.. No. 2. CHARLESTOWN. JEFFERSON COUNTY^ W. VA-, FRIDAY. JANUARY 13. 1888. Price 3 Cents KIRK’S FLOATING SOAP -IS THE CHIEF For the Bath, Toilet and Laundry. Snow While an.I Absolutely Pure. If your dealer doe* not keep White Cloud Soap, •end Ml cent* for sample i-ake to the makers, JflS. S. KIRK & CO., CHICACO. To The Public! We beg leave to inform you that we lire tilling up our Store with the very choicest GROCERIES. Everything we st I! w ill give satisfaction for the money. . We can furnish you a good TEA for 50 cents; a tine Tea for 75 cents, and a handsome Pitcher given free. We sell I a lb of B. Powder for 50 cents ami give von a tine serviceable Present. COFFEE. Ground Coffee Ub cts. a lb; loose roast- ! ed Coffee—a good article—at «'* ••cuts a lb; Arbuckle’s Levering’s and Enter prise always in stoek. SugaeS We always carry a full stock of Light Brown, Coffee A, Granulated Ac. MOLi Just received a Barrel of San Jose, w hich gives more than satisfaction; Por- | torico Syrups,- Prices and quality to j suit all. TobaocoS. We arc selling Gravely at *>0 cts. a lb.; Burton’s Twists, Lark, Lobster, New Hope, Nutmeg, Gobi Rope, Pride of Leatherwood. Capital Twist, a 7 oz twist for -•> cts. a !t>.; a good Cigar lor :>-for-.">; •J-for-.* the best. A full line of Notions, ' Groceries, Provisions, Bacon, Lard, j Flour, Soap, Matches Ac. We trade for all kinds of produce, and Itay cash for Eggs, Butter, Fowls and ! ■’at Stoek. We iv our Canned Goods; and arc I. uidlinu the same brand of To mato*-'. this vear tha gave such general satisfaction last season. Don't fmget to cull on ns at the Old j Stand on Main street. We always guar- | ante© to give you satisfaction or refund \ our moix- v. K«'sp*N,ffullv, w.\ll A Bousey. THE VAALLEY --- COL. K. PRESTON CHEW, President, lot. W . F. Liimmtt, Superintendent, It. c. Wa.sHinoton. Secretary, Host. Chkvv, General Agent. Charlestown, J* ll’erson County, M est j Virginia. Offer for the Fall Trade fheir old j brands, which alw ays sj*eak tor them- , selves, and have lmld their own for so many years that no certificates are ne cessary. They are SHENANDOAH Ground Bone, Basis, J’ per cent. Ammonia, ifci ]>er cent. Bone Phosphate. ;i' per cent. Ammonia,25 pereent. Bone Phosphate. POTOMAC, ;i„ ..-r cent. Ammonia,28 percent. Bone PI osphatc. :t percent. Potash. bone, I!t percent. Ammonia, 25 percent. Bone Phosphat*', ami ”* per cent. Potash. 2v |„*r cent. Bone Phosphate anti «> per cent. Potash I'ho-' who demand a low priced goods will tind tin* Valley B< ne and Alkaline Phos phates unequalled for the money. We have a iaruc stock of absolutely Pure Fine Ground Bone, Pure Dissolved Animal Bone, Dissolved South Carolina, our own make, t»oth N<>. 1 articles. Call :,t th*- mill and see their drilling condi tion. Kanit ami other Potash Salts, Ni trate ot Soda and other Chemicals PURE BLUE WINDSOR PLASTER, freshh ground, always on hand. t-- Mixtures and private formulas j prepared on short notice, ami of the best ! materials. BONES WANTED in large or1 small quantities. julyN’87. !•] |S 0N RL^ attheofficeof THE H. P. HUBBARD CO.. Judicious Ad vertisincr AgentsExperts,New Haven,Ct. Our A -o f Aj q,ot« our »«7 lo^egl adv«rti*.nj r*t**. Adr*'* C* * gn-d. pr.'ot* shown Will *stim«t** of ,oi*. n ANY r.»wi:'«p*r* ft warded to r«tpons.‘blo parti** upon *pplie*tion - Winchester pavement and build ing brick for sale atT. P. Lippitt’s. Constipation. IS callod the “Father of Diseases,” be . cause there is no medium through which disease so often attacks the sys tein as by the absorption ut poisonous gases in the retention of decayed and effete matter in the stomach and bowels. It is caused bv a Torpid Liver, not enough bile being excreted from the blood to preduce Nature’s own cathart ic, and is generally accompanied with such results as Loss of Appetite, Sick Headache, Bad Breath, etc. The tren:ment of Constipation does not consist merely in unloading the bowels. The medicine must not only act as a purgative; but Ik? a tonic as well and not produce after its use gi eater cos tiveness. To secure a regnlar'habit of body without changing tha diet or dis organizing the system. **Mv attention, after sufiering with Constipation for two or three years, was called t«> Simmons Liver Regulator, and having tried almost everything else, concluded to try it. 1 first took a witie glassful and afterw arils reduced the dose to a teaspoonful, as per directions, after each meal. I found that it had done me so much good that I continued it until I took two bottles. since then I have not experienced any difficulty. 1 keep it in inv house auf would not he without i’, biit have no use for it. it having cured me.” lieo, W- Sims, Ass’t Clerk Super ior Court. Ribh Co. i*a. Take only the Genuine. Which has o.i the wrapper the red Z Trademark and Signatureof Dee !> eow J. 11. Z ELI X A (’0. M BLACK VOLF! Or Black leprosy, is a di* ise which is considered Incurable, but It has yielded to the curative proji- ! erties of Swift s Sm irie—now known all over ; the world as S. S s Mrs. Bailey, of West Somer ville, Mass., near Boston,was attacked several year* .indwaimb only sav that th of LLPROSY and consequently incurable. It is impossible tode senbe her sufferings. ller 1 sly from the crown of | her head to the soles of her feet was a mass of de cay, the flesh rotting off and leaving great cavities, ier fingers festered and several nans dropped off it one time. Her limits contracted by the fearful ulceration, and for vents she did not leave her bed. Her weight was reduced fr> in 145 to 60 lbs. Soru* faint idea of her condition can be gleam d from tnc fact that three pounds of Cosmoliue or oint ment were used per week in dressing her sores. Finally the phvstcians acknowledged their defeat by tins Black Wolf, and commended the sufferer to her all wise Creator. Her husband hearing wonderful reports of Swift’s Fj'ocifictS S. S ). prevailed ou h»r to try it as a lust resort She 1 ,m its use under protest, but s :i f .1 t‘. it I r syst- i.i was being relieved of iti •: i ..Mt!:-f - .i—o': led a red and healthy ct r .■ • *i t: ,■ I ■ !v s N coming pure and - >. \ m.til last i F * s' v, .s b» . .1; si e d -carded < • i . tut tine in 8 i yeai •*.. ” i h. d, Mr. C. A. Bal- 1 ley, is ■ • . * * 1 -tone Street, Bos . details ol this \\. I : 1 : > i < fT Treatise ot 1> ood a„u i «..• L u... .id free, tug:rr b:*: : mc i !*;awc-r3. Allan** jaiiB-lm IK YOU WANT A Bic-vcle, a, * New or Second Hand, Send Two Cent Stamp for Price List to the IXII1AXA BICYCLE COMPXY,' ludiaitapolis, Indiana. Best equipped KKPAIR SHOP in tho West. UUOlilKS traded for Second Hand Bicvles. oetl4,*S7-v. When ! v'- rn ! • ’ ’ ' n^rMy to «top rh—i .• r *.: ! * :i;iy*}Ji?svre* turn ajMUi. 1 ' v A r. •* Au U id. j have made iLv disca •• FITS, F.l or FAX! JCHSTSSS, Ailfelon•* r w: rant uy remedy to Curt !- , Pave -i cur®. tie rid at ■' ,*’\ri.L? Of II!V l> ■' ' ’ ’ ' •' !*JSS »nd l*»«t ■ , > • • - *°r » trial, audit will euro . Ador."-* H.G. ROOT.?.i.C. I"5?;;. LST.t«£*Tm —_ HOW SMALL AN AMOUNT CAN A WOMAN DRESS WELL. Jenny June in Louisville Courier. The first part of the following ar ticle, which seems of such interest to our friends, the ladies, was print ed December 16th. For a woman who goes into society one distinct evening dress is a ne cessity. The most serviceable she can choose is one ol sott, thick, all silk veloutine, which hangs beauti fully and has a very rich effect—yet is not as costly as heavy faille. If she is the happy possessor of some real lace, she may drape it upon the bodice—and sleeves—otherwise she must select line imitation Mechlin, iu maiden hair fern, or Edelweiss pattern, and add to this a delicate vest froDt of lace, or dotted crepe de cuine. The skirt should be made with a moderate, full, round train and draped front. The sleeves half long, and, if full, with cuffs that can be covered with lace. Such a dress may be worn for ten years; but that is only in a crisis; under ordinary circumstances, it should be renewed iu two, or, at most, three years—and the old silk used iu combination,for an indoor dress or costume. It is not generally wise to combine two materials in a new dress; it los es the advantage of freshness in combination in making over, and makes the new dress look as if it might have been an old one, recon structed. Some ladies consider a white silk the most economical of all evening dresses, and it is from some points of view. It may be cleaned, dyed, covered with lace, or thin tissue, and in many ways preserved a longtime for service. But to the majority of economists—who are often hard worked, and hard-working women, it is an object to save the necessity for change and labor upon their clothes; lies ides which they know that a silk draped up with cheap, diaphonous stuff, never looks as well, or as permanently handsome, as a simple, rich fabric, excepting in the case of young girls, who do not need silk at all, but looK best— anti are most suitably dressed, in thin all-white wools, upon such oc casions as require evening toilet. Hundreds of old black silks have been utilized during the past twoor ; three years for the fashionable furor for “lace*’ dresses. The average cost of deep, piece or flounce lace for skiit covering and drapery may he put at two dollars and a half per yard. Seven yards are required,and from three to live yards more of a finer quality but narrower, for the corsage ami sleeves, i lie cost of the whole, with ribbon loops, would j fie perhaps twenty five dollars. This i is a Large sum to add to the cost of j new silk, for the foundation dress, i but it is a comparatively small sum bv which to effect the transforma- j tion of a worn and un wearable black j or white silk to a really elegant j evening dress,adapted todiversified | occasions. The only difficulty is j ihat “lace” dresses are not always | in fashion, and do not keep as well as those of more solid construction; j they must therefore be utilized for ; all they are worth while the vogue lasts. Care iso great seeret of economy; and this is a gift which does not come to all, and is with difficulty acquired. Some persons beautify that which belongs to them, others at once defile and misuse it. Clothes require to be treated gently and i with consideration, softly handled, i ghaked and brushed, hung by prop- ; er loops, in natural lolds, not crowd- : ed, and kept to their distinctive ! places and uses, ( 'are of the person j is an aid in economizing clothing, I for nothing is more destructive than j dirt, perspiration, skin exhalations, and nothing furnishes more rapid marks of deterioration. Care is par ticularly necessary in the use of gloves, fine handkerchiefs, and such other costly accessories of the toil- : ette are indispensable—fans for ex ample. People who are careless of their own belongings, are no less j careless of those of others. I have seen a rich woman borrow a fine fan, ; sling it to and fro until she had | broken three of the pearl sticks;^ then hand it back to the not rich woman from whom she had borrow- . ed it with the indifferent remark, “I j am afraid 1 have broken it," but she did not offer to have it mended. Gloves are among the most costly of the minor articles of attire, because thev so soon soil and show signs of wear. But they cau be greatly saved ; bv care in taking them on and off'— by substituting old ones for jour neys, and times when hard service is demanded; by the supplementary fastening of buttons before wearing and neatly repairing small breaks. ; In fact, if money and a maid are not j at command—eternal vigilance is the price of w«il dressing. Perhaps the roost difficult problem | an economical woman has to solve is | that of sufficiently handsome out- j door garments. These are very ex pensive, and it almost pays to go abroad to get one good cloak. The onlv way to manage is to have a small wrap made to match best dress, and keep always in possession of an ulster, a cashmere wrap for spring and tall, a warm protective ‘ cloth or fur-lined cloak for winter wear and evenings, and a water proof. Fine cashmere, or camel’s hair plush lined, is more distin guished than silk, fur lined, and does not cost so much, if the silk is as good as it ought to be. Summing up chief requirements of the economist’s wardrobe, they may be put down as follows: Morning or house dress ..... $12 00 Black silk dress. 50 00 Silk and wool • ■ ... -oOO Afternoon, reception and visiting dress . 50 00 Plain woolen suit l^ OO Evening dress • j. 50 00 Winter alo&k —f • - *0 00 Ulster }'> Cashmere wrap Water-proof • • * . 5 50 $.312 50 These figures are in many instanc es, inclusive, as for instance, in the case of reception, evening, and black silk dress, but they d* not provide for dressmaking, except such as can be obtained by the day, at home. The sum total is $312.50. I his does not include furs, shoes, hats, hosiery, underwear, cotton dresses, car fare, stationery, caramels, nor postage stamps, all of which would easily bring it up to $500 per an num. But some saving would be effected in important articles, such as cloak and best dresses,* which do not need renewing every season, but this would be absorbed in gifts tor Christmas, books and charities. On the whole it may be safety de termined that a woman, however economical, cannot dress well in New York city under $500 per year; and this of course, is on the suppo sition that she goes to a quiet place in the summer, and does not need a summer outfit, only a couple of cot tons, and perhaps a flannel suit, which are a part of the arrav ot contingents, and do ucjt count. JSenny June. , , i BUTCHERS PROFITS. How Beef is Carved Up, and What the Different Parts Cost-Some Point ers for Housekeepers. A reporter of the St. Louis Re publican witnessed a butcher of that city carve and mark the retail pric es of the various portions of a fine beef. We condense his report. The forequarter was divided as follows: Brisket, for soup*meat, corned beef. &e, 42 lt>s at 3c, $1.2(5. Chuck, consisting ofthe neck and 3 ribs. 55 lbs at 4c, $2.20. Plate, for soup meat, 11 tbs at 5c 55 cts. C huck rib roast, 16 tbs at 8c, $1. 28 Rib roast, choice, 36 lbs at 15c, $5.40. Part of shoulder for steak, roa3t or boiling, 11 tbs at 8c, 88 cts. Shank, for soup, IT tbs at2c, 34c. Total weight of 1 forequarter 188 lbs at $11.91. Both forequarters or 376 tbs retailing at $23.82. The hindquarter was divided as follows: Rump steaks, 20 lbs at 6c, $1.20. Round steak, 22 tbs at 10c, $2.20. Butt end of round, 23 tbs at 7c $1.- j 61. Shank for soup, 14 tbs at —. 25c. Flank for soup, 9 lbs at 3c, 27cts. Fat. 25 lbs at 24c. 62 cts. Sirloin steak. 15 tbs at 10c $1.50. Tenderloin, 15 tbs at 15c, $2.25. Porterhouse, IS tbs at 20c, $3.60. Sirloin roast, 19 lbs at 15c, $2.85. Weight of 1 hindquarter, 180 tbs at $16.35. Both hindquarters, or 360 lbs, at $32.70. The hide, 90 lbs at 6c. $5.40. Butter fat, 67 tbs at 3c. $2.01. Rough fat, 18 tbs at 2c, 36. Total 175 tbs at $7./7. The steer weighed gross 1,370, It weighed dressed 911 lbs and sold for $64.29. The steer cost 4 j cents or $58.22. -- AN OLD MAN TELLS OF THE PAST. N. V. Times, December 25. Fifty years ago wood yards were D imerous. The idea of serving houses with kindling or oilier cut wood never suggested itself to any body. When a load of pine or hick ory was ordered the yard sent a sawyer to do the cutting, splitting, and*pil1ng, and veiy often the man of house saved a shilling or two and developed his muscle by doing the work himself. The sign board of one of the yards offered for sale quite a variety of woods. Hickory, pignut, chestnut, oak, white oak, red oak^yellow oak. white ash, black birch, white birch, rock maple, white maple, yellow pine, pitch piue, and white pine were familiar kin.Is. The hickory ashes were carefully gathered and saved by the frugal housewife to sell to sell to the ash man. who made his appearance in a neighborhood early even morning, and was as well known as the cart man that sold spring water at 2 cents the bucket. * * * Those were good old days, to he sure but they had their drawbacks. A kitchenmaid of these later times would wonder at the l&cilities of 1835. To make a fire was a real job, especially when one was obliged 10 wade through the snow in the long yard to get an armful t)f wood from the pile in the woodhouse. And then no friction matches, but matches made of shavings about five inches long, the circumference of a lead pencil, and either end dip ped with sulphur. And the light ? Well, all that the girl had to do was to open a tinder box—a tin about the size of a blacking box, filled with cinders of burned rags—and strike a flint and a steel together until the sparks fired the tinder. Then she applied one end of the match to the fire and then the match was lighted! It was not an uncom mon thing when the girl found that she was out of matches to watch the neighbor’s chimneys and where she saw the blue smoke gently curling to run over and borrow a few coals, with which she hurried back and started her lire, lhese marches were sold in bunches of 12 at 2 cts. the bunch. A few homes of the rich folks used coal, but it was of the Liverpool kind. Wood, howev er, was the principal fuel, and hick ory and pine the greatest in demand the latter for kindling purposes. All the churches and schools, too, were heated by wood fires, the big stoves in places of worship being placed in the back near the preacher, and the congregation being served with heat by means of the pipes run ning along under the galleries to the front. Wise old ladies took lit tle foot stoves to church with them which were heated with charcoal, and they enjoyed the long sermons the better because of the comforta ble condition of their extremeties. In those days servant girls had some encouragement. They were principally native born, either white or black, but a few Irish, Dutch, and Swedes were employed to leaven the whole. An office for their grat uitous registry was kept. The So ciety for the Encouragement of Faithful Domestic Servants was in stituted 62 years ago. Subscribers only were supplied, and the}’ were obliged to pa}' an annual fee of $5. No servant was sent without a writ ten recommendation. The girls were encouraged to remain in their situations, and to this end prizes were offered. Every servant at the completion of one years’ uninter rupted service was presented with a Protestant Bible, or, having a copy of the Scriptures, she could take $2 instead. If she remained in her place two years she received $3; three years, $5; four years, $7, and five years, $10 and certificate. At the end of every subsequent year she received $10. Many, many girls, strange as it may seem to house keepers of these latter days, staid with their employers for life, and a not infrequent obituary advertise ment announced that “the faithful servant and friend of the family” would be buried from the residence of her employer. Five dollars the month were the wages prevailing in the thirties, and the servants saved a goodiy portion of their pay if one may judge by the frequency of their deposits In the New York Bank for Savings. Ac cording to the annual report of that institution, made in 1883, the most numerous class of depositors were the domestic servants, who were rep- j resented b}r 860 pass-books. Labor ers, 589; seamstresses, 331; clerks, 150- carpenters, 146; tailors, 143. Of the 5,000 people doing business with this bank the single women appeared to be the most provident. They numbered 952, and the widows were 434. There were but two other savings banks in existence in that year, the Seamen’s, 49 Wall street, chartered 18*29, and the Greenwich, situated at 10 Carmine street, in corporated in 1833. The Bowery was chartered in 1834. Five dollars was considered quite a sum of mon ey in those days, and a citizen justly j boastingof the possession of $50,000 ; was adjudged an extremely rich man. Stephen Whitney, who was estimated to be worth a single mil- , lion, was, like John Jacob Astor, j pointed out on tie streets to Strang I ers as an object of interest. [And j of principal.] * * * Cleaning the big tin Dutch ovens, j gathering hickory ashes, rubbing the : brass knockers on the front doors . and the fancy knobs that topped the uprights at the end of the stoop rails were part of the servant girl’s duties. Water was a troublesome article to get. For washing, rain water that flowed from the roof through leaders into a cistern in the yard was used. No storm, no wash, j That made the weather such an in- j teresting subject ol conversation. [ Sometimes a tire would occur in the neighborhood, and then perhaps the thoughtless firemen would take a notion to drop the suction pipes of their engines down into a cistern and i in a few minutes exhaust a supply of wash water that i>ossibly took a month to accumulate. The street pumps were depended upon princi pally for drinking water, although : as a midsummer luxury the man with spring water would deliver his | sparkling beverage once in a while 1 —say for instance, when there was company. Servant girls would slip a hoop over their heads and drop it upon two nails, one on either side of them, and go to the street pump. When the pails were filled they would use the hoop again and walk back home very nicely, the hoops keeping the pails from interfering with their locomotion and the water from drinping upon their skirts. *** Ice was overabundant in those days, easily procurable, and pure as could be wished for. But nobody thought of gathering it for Sum mer use. Butter was bought by the pound or half pound in hot weather and the grocer, after putting it upon the plate, would press it with a stamp that left as an imprint an acorn and oak leaves, or a beehive, or, perhaps, a spread eagle. Taken home by the maid she would put it in a pail cf cold pump water, and that would keep it from melting till tea was ready. * * * Burning wood naturally filled the chimneys with soot, and became ne cessary that they should be cleaned occasionally. This gave lucrative employment to sweepers—masters and boys. In 1833 licenses to 40 colored men, as bosses, were issued, each employer engaging two boys. There was one general patentee of patent brooms who received a royal ty for the use of his invention. The tariff of prices was 12$ cents for the upper floor of a house. Next floor below 15 cents. Next below 18 cts. Next below that 21 cents, and soon to 28 and 37$ cents. Where a Franklin stove, coal grate, or ‘jack’ was used in any fireplace 12$ cents extra was charged. There are plenty of old New Yorkers still living who clearly remember the custom still prevailing in those good old days of the little negro boys who announced their successful climbs by singing in a peculiarly shrill key. “0, aek, o, ack o!” so soon as their sooty caps peeped above the chimney tops. Old blankets were fastened over the open fireplaces and not re moved until the master sweep had gathered the soot into close bags and had taken them away. If a housewife was so neglectful of her duty as to let the soot accumulate in the chimney, and it took fire, a heavy fine was the result, so that the master sweeps had but to make vocal proclamation of “Sweep, ho!” in the streets to make the women folks consider. The men of those times are all gone, and “the places that knew them once shall know them again no more forever,” and it seems fitting that a gray beard of the now should tell of the familiar doings of the then, as 50 years hence the story of to-day many be told by some rem iniscent writer who is perhaps now being taught the rudiments in a public primary school of this mar velous, ever-changing metropolis. JOSEPH H. TOOKER. -- - “EDITOR’S BACK STAIRS.” The Interesting Views of the Late Dr. J. G. Harland. The columns of the newspapers appear to be flooded with proprie tary medicine advertisements. As we cast our eve over them, it brings to mind an article that was publish ed by the late Dr. Holland in Scrib ner's Monthly. He says: “Never theless, it is a (act that many of the best proprietary medicines of the day were more successful than many physicians, and most of them, it should be remembered, were at first discovered or used in actual medical practise. When, however, any shrewd person, knowing their virtue, and foreseeing their popular ity, secures and advertises them, then, in the opinion of the bigoted, all virtue went out of them.” Is not this absurd ? This great man appreciated the real merits of popular remedies, and the absurdity of those that derided them because public attention was called to the article and the evi dence df their cures. If the most noted physician should announce that be had made a study of anv certain organ or disease ot the bodv, or make his sign larger than the code size, though he may have practiced medicine and been a lead er in all medical counsels, notwith standing all this, if he should pre sume to advertise and decline to give his discovert* to the public, he would be pronounced a quack and a humbug, although he may have spent bis entire lite and all his available funds in perfecting his in vestigations. Again we say, ‘ absurd.” If an ulcer is found upon one’s arm, and is cured by some dear soul of a grandmother, outside of the code, it will be pronounced by the medical profession an ulcer of little importance. But if treated under the code, causing sleepless nights for a month, with the scientific treatment, viz., plasters, washing, dosing with morphine, arsenic and other vile substances, given to pre; vent blood poisoning or deaden pain, and yet the ulcer becomes malig nant, and amputation is made nec essary at la8t, to save life, yet all done according to the “isms” of the medical code, this is much more gratifying to the medical profession, and adds more dignity to that dis tinguished order than to be cured by the dear old grandmother’s rem edy. This appears like a severe ar raignment, yet we believe that it ex presses the true standing of the med ical profession in regard to remedies discovered outside of their special “isms.” One of the most perplex- . ing things of the day is the popu larity of certain remedies, especially Warner’s safe cure, which we find for sale everywhere. The physician of the highest standing is ready to concede its merits and sustain the theories the proprietors have made _that is, that it benefits in most of the ailments of the human system because it assists in putting the kid neys in proper condition, thereby aiding in throwing off the impuri ties of the blood, while others with' less honesty and experience deride, and are willing to see their patient die scientifically, and according to the code, rather than have him cured by this great remedy. Yet we notice that the popularity of the medicine continues to grow year by year. The discoverer cones boldly before the people with its merits, and proclaims them, from door to door in our opinion much more honorably than the physician who, perchance, may secure a pa tient from some catastrophe, and is permitted to set a bone of an arm or a finger which he does with great dignity, yet very soon after takes the liberty to climb the editor’s back stairs at 2 o’clock in the morning to have it announced in the morning paper that “Dr. So-and-so was in at tendance,'’ thus securing for his benefit a beautiful and free adver tisement. We shall leave it to our readers to say which is the wiser and more honorable. COUNTING NOSES IN THE X. Y. PROHIBITION CONVEX TION. ff. Y. Evening Post. Some very interesting revelations of the party sources of the Prohibi tion strength were made in the con vention at Syracuse. All delegates who had formerly been Democrats were asked to stand up, and 134 arose. Then all who were formerly Republicans were asked to stand, and about 800 arose. 01 life-long Prohibitionists there were only for ty-three These figures show that seven out of every eight Prohibition votes cast are drawn from the R<j publican party. This is the reason why the Democrats view the move ment with such complacency. An other revelation, equally instructive and equally oiniuous for the Repub licans, was made when clergymen and other representatives of the churches of the State were called up. Of clergymen there were nine ty-five, and when church officers and Sunday school superintendents were asked to stand nearly the whole body of the convention arose. Here, is a source of power, especially in the rural communities of the State, which it is difficult to overestimate. The fact that the Sunday schools and churches are deserting the Re publican paity as the representa tive of moral ideas is not the leust significant of the many signs of the disintegration of that party. The ticket nominated is well adapted to command the support of this ele ment, for it is headed by a clergy man, and composed entirely of meu of high character. A leader tells the people what they should do. Not one business man in fifty pre tends acquaintance with public questions, not directly connected with bis private affairs. As a rule inoney-makers are ig norant about public affairs. The sole object of the average Congressman is not to make issues. To pander to every popular error, is not to lead. The people admire a bold man: they dispise a creeper. What am I to Do ? The symptoms of Biliousness are unhappily but two well known. They differ in different individuals to some extent. A Bilious man is seldom a breakfast eater. Too fre quently, alas, he has an excellent appetite for liquids but none for sol ids of a morning. His tongue will hardly bear inspection at any time; if It is not white and fufred, it is rough, at all events. The digestive system is wholly out of order and Diarrhea or Consti pation may be a symptom or the two may alternate. There are often Hemorrhois or even loss of blood. There may he giddiness and often headache and acidity or flatulence and tenderness in the pit of the stomach. To correct all this if not effect a cure try Gheex’s Acoust Flower, it cost but a trifle and I thousands attest its efficacy, aug 21-e o w.