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GRANGEVILLE, IDAITO WO TEA DYSPEPTICS. Th« Effect* of Tea and Coffee on the Dlge*. tlve Organ*. It ha* occurred also to tho writer to make many observations as to the cir cumstances under which tea and coffee are found to agree or disagreo with dif ferent persons; in tho first place, as Sir W. Roberts has pointed out, tea, if taken at the same time as farinaceous food, is much more likely to rotard its digestion and cause dyspepsia than if taken a little time after eating; and the custom adopted by many persons at breakfast, for instance, of eating first and drinking their tea or coffoo after ward is a sensible one; so also it is bet ter to take one's five-o'clock tea with out tho oustomary bread-and-butter or cake than with it. Indeed, while there is little that can be said against a cup of hot tea as a stimulant and restorative, when taken about midway between lunch and din ner, and without solid food, it may, on the other hand, be a fruitful cause of dyspepsia when accompanied at that time with solid food. It is also »curious fact that many persons with whom tea, under ordinary circumstances, will agree exceedingly well, will become the sub jects of a tea dyspepsia if they drink this tleverage at a time when they may be suffering from mental worry or emo tional disturbance. Moreover, it is a well-recognized fact that persons who are prone to nervous excitement of tho circulation and palpi tations of the heart havo these symp toms greatly aggravated if they persist in the use of tea or coffoo as a beverage. The excessive consumption of tea among the women of the poorqr classes is the cause of much of tho so-called "heart-complaints" among them; the food of those poor women consists largely of starchy substances (bread and butter chiefly), together with tea, i. o.. a food accessory which is one of the greatest of all. retarders of tho diges tion of starchy food. The effect of coffeo as a retarder of stomach digestion would probably be more felt than it is were it not so con stantly the practice to take it only in a small quantity after a very large meal; it is then mixed with an immense bulk of food, and its relative percentage pro portion rendered insignificant.; and to the strong and vigorous the slightly re tarding effect on digestion it w'ould then have may be, as Sir W. Roberts suggests, not altogether a disadvantage; but after a spare meal and in persons of feeble digestive power the cup of black coffee would probably exercise a retarding effect on digestion which might prove harmful.— Dr. J. Burney Yeo, in Popular Science Monthly. TERRIBLE WORK. Some of the Device* Employed In England to Keep Convict* Buiy. The convicts were marched into a large yard and formed three sides of a square, standing about five feet apart, facing inward. Near one end of tho line was a pyramid of twenty-four pound cannon balls. In the center of tho square stood the officer or guard. When all was ready he gave the order, "One," when every man moved side ways five feet to the right, which brought the man at the head of the line opposite the pyramid of balls. "Two." Every man stooped down ing the knees, the first man taking bail from the pile, the others going •through the motion till a ball reached them. back to their original places. They stooped and placed the ball upon the ground, not being allowed to drop it And so on the movements con tinued, the orders quickened at tho will of the guard till tho balls were all con veyed through the line and piled up at the other end. It required but a few minutes of these rapid movements to bring every man into a state of profuse perspiration, showing that the. labor was of the severest kind. ▲ short time was allowed the men to rest, when they were sgain called to order, and, by the same movement the balls were returned to their original place, and so on throughout the day these cannon-balls were passed forward and back, with object only to furnish labor for the men. In the prisons established npon tho solitary or separate plan, where the convicts work in their cells, they have what they called the "crank labor," an Iron cylinder or dram two feet long and eighty or twenty inches in diameter resting upon legs. A Spindle or shaft is passed through the drum, with a crank on one end for turning it Attached to the spindle within the drum, which was tilled with sand, were flat arms, making it necessary to use considerable force to turn it— a dull, heavy drag. A dialattach ed to the machine registered the numbei • of revolutions the convict had made. From eight to ten thousand was tin usual daily stint Can one imagine i more terrible situation for a human be ing to be placed in than to be shut ui alone in a cell ten feet square, and fron morning till night compelled to turn crank attached to such an infernal inn chine, with no results, nothing accom plished, no object, no hope excop i complete his task, for upon that u. nenas his slipper of gruel P— Cor. - —English Methodism is beginning to protest with great earnestness against the the three years' limit of its pastor ate, and a prominent London journal says it is successfully emptying the larg est chapels in city and country, and con demns it as being no longer necessary, and totally un-Wcsleyan .—Christian Union. —As an example of the confidence that some professors have in their stu dents, it is said that a prominent Cor nell professor, leaving town before a few of his students had taken the exami nation, generously sent a set of ques tions to these students to be answered in their rooms. — N. Y. Matt. withoutbend a "Three." The men moved "Four." no THREE OF A KIND. Ananias Outdone by a Trio of Passengers In the Smoking Car. They were snow-bound on a Western j raiiroad, and killed time and truth j with stories which, by the antipodal j ^ law of contraries, related to phenome nally fast trips on the rail. Some of the passengers in the "smoker confined themselves to their experiences, while others, less conscientious but equally generous, "chipped in" anecdotes that v would have made the hair of % sane lo comotive engineer stand on end. Fi nally, when it was officially announced that the train was "stalled' 1 for another en twenty-four hours, competition in the Ananias business waxed so warm that j only three men "stayed in. ba.d the ; r "i had the good luck to get on the I special train of a Presidential candidate in 1884, during the heat of the cam paign. He had to open one meeting lts and close another on the same evening, and the two were sixty miles apart I was on the train that did it, and we I went so fast that the mile-posts ran to- ( gether like a picket fence—so close, in fact, that the only man on board who got the figures correct was an instanta neons photographer." * this stage o/the game P beverages were £" SS£i?nf wSta JseTonYgeX man remarked, with the faintest sus pieion of contempt: as "By a coincidence not at all curious I. too, had a ride with a Presidential J candidate, and special dispatches which he received showed that he must make an awfully 'previous' sort of trip to reach the next town before the enthu siasm for him should get awav. We had a train of three cars and, I give you my word of honor, we went so fast that, part of tho way, by actual meas- a urement, the rear of the last car was only four feet behind the front of the cow-eitrher " "Gentlemen." said No. 3, coming up with radiant courage, "your old fogy i experiences remimf one of the good old j j 1 . days of stage coaches and canal-boats. But it was my good fortune last fall to make a fairly quick trip from Bangor to A Portland. I'm giving you the straight Kennebec river ice-house tip, when 1 say that in four minutes from the time we fairly got under way the ice .a the i water tank was boiling and melted lead from the seams of the cooler were burn "g holes in the car floor." _ [ It is but fair to add that at this awful crisis some philanthropist produced a bottle of total abstinence antidole.— j Drake's Travelers' Magazine. I ; TAXABLE PROPERTY. xlforiiougltt** Tax Dupli cate for the Current Year. Theoilwlnkle Gi Mr. Assessor, the following statement of my taxable property I am ready to swear (like smoke) is too true: Pleasure Carriages -One ^ ! buggv; but I consider it far from being a measure carriage to me. I Live Stock— One cat and four kit-1 tens. One wife's mother; mine by ; right of storage. Steam Vessels —One tea-pot and one full-rigged wash-boiler. | Money on Hand— Silver half-dollar with hole in it; worked three days to j invisibly plug it, but failed. In bank, j *000,000, less *135 I owe there. Notes- -Seventy-six; but other men j hold them. Bonds— Matrimonial; $10 invested; j subject excessive taxation. Non- 1 transferable. Lumber— Half-box matches. Real Estate— One corner lot — in grave-yard, one patch in potatoes, two j patches in elbows,one residence—gained j in this State. j | Money Loaned on Pledge— None; j but plenty borrowed on it | Value oe Articles Held this Year 1 —Held i horse, valued at *1,000, a few minutes one day last month, while owner ; went into store. I Jewels — Set superbly mounted clothes-pins. Richly embossed Etrus- j can drav-pin. Set of imitation brass I ^ cuff-buttons One elegantly inlaid black eve, warranted to wash. 'Musical Instruments-Oho combi nation, over-seaming, duplex, eight octave, high-pressure jewsharp. One | no-stringed, self-tuning, upright wash One high-toned, long-range, | j ! j board, base rocking baby. ...$127.mil Total valuation Deducting amount of debts. 137,208 .. $9,407 Tit-Bits. Amount left—very far left GRAND PROSPECTS. What th« Farmer Said and What tho Patriotic Kditor Wrote. A Dakota farmer recently called at the office of the local paper. "How are the crops looking out in j your neighborhood?" asked the editor. "Poor, very poor." "What's the matter with the wheat?" "Oh, fust it was dry weather and then it was too wet, and the other day a hail storm hit it I don't count on more'n a quarter of a crop." "How arc other things?" "Purty poor. Flax ain't doin' much, the frost took all the corn and the bugs have 'bout et up the pertaters." "Well, that is bad—I am very sorry to hear it" The farmer went out and the editor grasped a pencil and wrote: "We received a pleasant call from farmer Snoozenberry, of Wayback Township. Wednesday afternoon, who dropped in to renew his subscription. Mr. S. brought very flattering reports of the crops and was particularly en thusiastic about the wheat, which be says is actually booming. He remarked that he would not be afraid to guarantee every man in his township at least thir ty bushels lo the acre. Wo would chal- j lenge any other section of the Territory , to make as good a showing as this. He was very earnest in what he said on the subject and communicated his enthusi asm to every one. With only about half a crop in the other wheat-growing countries and a European war virtually assured we certainly have great cause for rejoicing .—EstelDne (D. T.) Bell. —Every bachelor who purchases a fifty-dollar suit of clothes of a particular clothing-house at Hemmin^ford, Neb., will be provided with a wile.—Chicago Inter- Ocean. VALUABLE VASES. A palr of vases which f etche d *17, came very near being owned in this ^ These exquisite pieces of pottery werQ of Cappa di M()nto ware> ha d been - kcd up in Romo by a oonriois . geur travelin ™ in Italy commissioned sev > al frienda to make some pur f them of art treasures. The v . , . , T _ w:i vnses were bought for J. I: orman Wil kinson, of this city. The cost in Rome was about $330. Anything of the kind en titled to the name of Cappa di Monte wag eas jiy worth that amount, and, purchaser felt assured that ^ decflived> ho gubœitte d «»e ™ e8 to X.* 8 in ***** on returning • . , *■* ' f lts g« nul pe H s. P whosoopin o . a , • . 0 h*<L ho tl10 " "J 'S ( or them ' . ,r P mgenotig o i £ vVilWIn 1 lie nex («wi ti,,. nnfii dr *t for neariy iW.ÖOO. the profit * tho tran^ction with anex^ana purchaser refused to be reimbursed for th trouble With some curi^ity, bow «ver he afterward watched the vases as they came into fame in the circles manufactures of antique and c«rious workmanship are sought tor. One day the vases turned up in the collection of a dealer whose customers are among the money kings and bHod royal. I he owner had set a P™' his treasures which made the vas^ tho cynosure of thousands of covetous eyes. It was not long before a collector, who never stons to count the coat, walked into the shop and paid »17,500 for the vases. Six months had not since Mr. Wilkinson s con noissour friend mousing u.ound the neglected magazines of the ancient city j 1 . , brought the vases out into tiie 1'gl't °f day to play a part in the art fancying of the period. Syracuse (N. *•) Standard . A Pair of Cappa dl Monte Gem* that Sold for a Pabulum Sum. It* in ly tho I a the ware boro Tho a at Texas has a new industry. The Clear Creek Crab-Canning Company has been organized in Galveston County, and is doing a big business in catching and canning crabs. The shells are removed entire except, the claws, ground in a [ mill, and sli pped to France, where they are manufactured into a dentifrice, The oil that arises on the vats whore j the crabs are boiled is used m nuking snap, and v< said to bo equal to c ic I mit oil for lb s purpose. The crabs ; themselves are packed in fivo-guWor cans, and ate reckoned good. >a BAKING POWDER TRAMPS. ! many lime and alum taking powders , , , , ,, , I of commerce lias been so fully exposed that every body desires to avoid them, ; As .. forewarned is forearmed," house . . keepers will thank us for apprising | them of tiie special efforts at present being made to dispose of such pow j ders in this vicinity, j The proprietors of some of the worst of these powders are now going j from house to house, trying by means of a trick, or so called test, with heat j ant j wa t er , to show that their article 1 j j The danger to tiie public health from the indiscriminate use of the j is as good as the Royal Baking Pow | der, making tiie companion witli this brand because everybody recognizes it to be absolutely pure and wholesome, the object, of course, being to supply their own goods in place of the Royal, j which housekeepers have for so many | years relied upon to jiuff uj> the morn 1 ing biscuit, ami to make the light, palatable, and wholesome roll, cake, ; and pastry for which it is famous, I The housekeeper will do well to be on j ier guard against these baking j ,, 0W( t er tramps, I ' Every intelligent person knows that any goods peddled hou8e to house in this manner, , } or that are p v «n away in samples or sought to be introduced by secretly | traducing the character of other goods well known to he pure and reliable, | have no merits of their own, and have j failed to find purchasers through legi ! timate means. We Ja re informed, as a matter of fact, that one of these tramps is trying to introduce a powder that has been found by the Government chemist to j be 11.85 per cent lime, while the other peddles a powder that is 20 per cent alum other a corronive poison, No such tricks or jugglery will be j a Pk ^ deceive any intelligent person. The housekeeper who has used her Royal Baking Powder ever since she discarded cream of tartar and soda, knows more about its qualities than all the tramps in the country can teach lier. The crucial test to which she lias put the Royal Baking Powder —tiie test of actual and successful work in tiie preparation of pure and wholesome food, under which it has never failed—is entirely satisfactory to lier. She lias always hail " good luck," with it in making light, sweet, and de licious bread, biscuit, and cake, and lias placed it, to stay, at the head of her housekeeping favorites. She knows that it has been officially approved by the Government chemists as the best, and we imagine that the baking pow der tramp who attempts to supplant its place iu her confidence will find tliis a had year for his business. powerful caustic, tiie one a a j , Telegraph Poles. In England the Norway spruce is employed, known we believe in the En glish lumber market as "deal." Larches, of English growth, formerly employed, were found sadly wanting in durability. In Amerioa cedar is used where they can be had tall and cheap enongh. but nothing is found better than chestnut, cost and durability both con sidered. Ton or fifteen years is the average duration of an American tele graph pole. The English are talking of iron posts, though it is coneoded they cost four-fold those of wood.— Garden er's Montidu. a THE FRIGATE* BIRD. It in ttie Fish-Hawk* It* Amazing Warfare Familiar te Florida. I was puzzled for quite a while when in Southern Florida at some mysterious antics of the fish hawks. These creatures, bold enough away from the sea, sometimes act in tho most Coward ly manner, starting from tho trees Into tho open and returning again in fright. I soon learned tho reason for this cow ardice. Stretched at length os. tho deck of a boat in the early morning in the Pass of Boca Grande, one of tho entrances to Charlotte's Harbor, I saw a fine specimen of hawk cross overhead and proceed seaward to find a dinner. The excursion was successful as the pass swarmed with fish coming in with the tide. A fine one soon left its ele ment and Bwung aloft into the air in the talons of the bird, which at once began its return. But a newoorner ap peared upon the scene. A black creature which seemed all wings and shaped like a flattened letter M, dropped from above and confronted the hawk, which at once dropped its prey and attered a scream so brimful of mortal terror that it should have ex cited the sympathy of all living things within the compass of its sound. The hawk flew in fright to cover and I reo o^nized tho intruder as the frigate bird. On looking upward whence it had come I saw a score of frigate birds a mile or more from the earth, floating round and round on motionless wings. Tho dropped fish was seized in the beak of the bird long before it bad reached the water, ana with exquisite grace, on tense wings, front ing a mild lifted half a mile into the air, where another astonishing performance was at once initiated. A bite was taken from the fish, which was dropped. Down came tho fish, and the bird, folding its wings tightly upon its body, dropped swiftly after it. The part bitten off being disposed of, an other swoop downwards was made, the fish seized, and the upward swing re peated, and tliis process continued until the entire carcass was devoured. On another occasion I saw a hawk seize a fish and start for the shore. A black corsair at once appeared and captured the booty occasion, while th fled screaming towaril the land, now a change of programme took place. Another long winged creature from the group above appeared in front of and facing the frightened hawk, which turned seaward at once, ming ling its notes of terror with one of des pair. Every effort to side off towards homo was frustrated by the gliding terror interposing its bulk in the in tended direction, until the victim seemed to accept tho inevitable and made an attempt to cross the gulf. The tormenting enemy then seemed content, and swung aloft among Its companions. The poor fisherman, rid of the dire presence, wheeled on its course for home, and its frenzied flappings relieved of excessive tension, made very good time, when on reach ing the very brink of safety the black wings again appeared, ami the whole distressing business was re-enacted with increasing despair in the fright ened cry. This went on for more than half an hour. Every effort at re-reat was intercepted. During all the time the hawk kept up an incessant flapping of its wings, and its physical endur ance was giving' away under the pro tracted strain. This was apparent from the changing tone * of its screams, which varied through all the gamut of despair, from unreasoning terror to supplicating misery. It was tho Ro man gladiator's "Cscsar, the dyi lute thee," with the ambition left out. The frigate bird at length seemed impatient. It more promptly answered the movements of the hawk, and urged compliance with greater vigor, and finally introduced a new feature into the proceedings. Swooping up for one hundred feet it turned foremost and plunged beneath the hawk, turning completely so, and, passing to tho i upwards, and down again in the same path, thus describing an elliptical orbit around its victim. It swung near the hawk round tho lower curve, causing upward flight, until at length, in an exhausted condition, it wa* introduced into tho oompany of its tormentors, which had been descending from high levels and were now abont four hun dred yards above the water. Its strength was new well nigh exhausted. Its cry was scarcely audible, and it barely had tho power of directing its movements. In whichever way It went, excepting one, a black terror con fronted it. It could rise nnimpoded, but found resistance to every other course. It struggled upwards for some four hundred yards further, until tho distance was so great as to make it difficult to keep the movements in the field of the glass, when it gave up the task, and rapidly floundered over and over through the air, its muscular power exhausted and its mass surren dered to the gravitating force. Down it came, tho whole half-sooroof enemies circling about it, until it struck the water near tho beach in tho shallows of the offing. It was drowned. Again several days later I watched a hawk catch a fish and saw a frigate bird seize the prize. But when the hawk started for the trees another fri gate bird appeared. Then the hawk went back to its fishing, and the second fish was surrendered to the second in truder. Thus the hawk wa* forced to catch a Gsh for every frigate bird in the flock, free. 1 frigate bird makes tho fish hawk its slave !—American Naturalist. a sweep of breeze, tho oorsair was as on the former o frightened fisher But fia wards head over as It did front, vaulted Then they let the hawk go The, mystery was clear. The —The Sioux Indians of Dakota are adopting white people's customs, and started on a e braves had married, and tinder tho charge of a chief about fifty of the tribe took a tramp of several days over the Terri tory, pitching tents at night and giving dances and other entertainments. — Chicago Tribune. recently a w bridal tour redding party , One of th -—Nothing is more Ukoly to produce indigestion than to cat, even moderate ly, w hen wind and body are thoroughly wearied .—Fortnightly Review. A NEW PHONOGRAPH. • priais many ful The Marvelon* Instrument Invented bj Some Washington Electrician*« Some electricians in this city have been at Work for several months to per fect a phonograph which can be used with such accuracy as to be an aid in reporting with precision the proceed ings of courts and public assemblies. It is said that a slate of perfection has already been attained which will war rant the introduction of this instrument in courts of justice. When the phono graph is perfected it will be a great help to stenographic reporters in one way aiid a great rival and hinderance in another way. One of the machines can be taken into a court for instance, and all of the proceedings will be re corded bv it. At the closo of the day it can be taken to a gauged to speed—at thirty words a minute, which can bo written out by an ordinary long hand writer. If it is desired to get the proceedings transcribed as fast as they occur new cylinders are put in the pho nograph as fast as the proceedings are written out For instance, long-hand wr'ters can put in a cylinder and let it remain ten minutes, then take it out and put in another, and transfer the cylinder which lias tlio proceedings up on another instrument, and it is mane to repeat the proceedings with accuracy, and. at the expiration of its term, is re placed in the phonograph and the other cylinder taken from it, and so on. One of the great difficulties the scientists have encountered is in securing the distinction of tone and voice, llereto tors large are so t when doctor hope. I). over owes pound the pound so ever write Arch til5 room and talk at anv rate of a same In of the lief The less are in ble its ters fore the phonograph has not been suffi ciently distinct in the pitch of tlio voice to make one vo ce distinguish itself from another if they are similar in vol ume and tone. It is believed, however, flint the instrument will ho perfected in a short time so that any one who has heard a number of voices in a room can readily distinguish them from the sounds' the phonograph will give out. It is the distinguishing of one voice from another that gives the names of the speakers. For instance, if the phonograph is used to record the proceedings of the Legis lature it will not, of course, have the names of the persons participating in the debate, and the person translating from the record of the phonograph will have to place the speakers by the tone of voice. It is said that some of tlio official reporters intend trying the pho nograph within a short time and deter mining how it will work in public de bates. In event it fails they will have the proceedings by the usual methods and no ri-.ks will be run. When tlio phonograph is perfected tho stenograph ers intended to use it in their work as a safeguard. By its assistance they will be enabled to have every thing that is said in their room, and a number of das, j has no " by is all, and in —A persons speaking at onetime and the erv rapidity of their speech will be no in convenience, as the phonograph will A cat eh every thing that is said. It will P r , , jr. ... be of more use as an amanuensis than So in any thing else, enabling one tr d ctate any amount of correspondence to tiie machine and leaving it so that any one can transcribe it, because the machine can be set to report the dictation any rate of speed.— Washington Critic. at Horse-Flesh in England. Hippohagy is now seldom heard of. A few years ago it was strongly advo cated in many quarters; but the British public, although ready to swallow al most any thing in the way of food put before it, never took kindly to horse flesh, and turned a deaf ear to the per suasions of those who recommended the adoption of this kind of diet. It is probable, however, that horsc-tlOsh is often eaten unawares, and that its con sumption is far more common than is generally imagined. Butchers whoso consciences are not tender occasionally, it is feared, sell horse-flesh as ordinary meat to unsuspecting customers. An attempt is about to be made to put mat ters iu this respect on a more satisfacto ry footing. At a meeting held for tiie purpose of eliciting an expression of opinion from tho butchers of Manches ter and Salford with regard to the sale of horse-flesh as human food, it was de cided to appoint a committee for tiie purpose of getting muict of Parliament passed to compel butchers who sell horse-flesh to label it as such.— St. James' Gazette. iH I A A Holding Down a Powder-Keg. A young man in North Amherst, O., took a mid air ride under peculiar cir cuinstuuce». With several others ho was hunting woodchucks. Tho experi ment of smoking tho animal out was unsuccessful until the Amherst young man bethought himself of a brilliant plan. An ompty powder-keg was pro cured, more leaves and straw piled on the smoking heap at the soulli of the den, and the keg turned bottom up over the fire to keep the smoke in. The young man now proceeded to sit on tiie keg to hold it down. He did hold it down at tiie rnto of twenty feet per second through tho air. With his eyes like hat hooks and with hands and feet outspread ho demonstated beyond the possibility of a doubt that empty powder kegs can explode. The woodchuck es cajied.— Chicago Times. A Collegian's Qualifications. Bowdoin College lias a student named Soule, who appears to have been ad mitted to one of tiie classes solely oil his qualifications as a base-ballplayer. The college clubs have a rule that the mem bers shall be bon a-lid a students, and Soule's case was investigated. It ap pears that he was admitted without ex amination, took history and physiology as his special studies, but seldom ap peared in tiie class-room. Soule testi fied that he had not been at school for four years before entering Bowdoin but could not remember the name of his last teacher. President Hyde declared that he could properly bo regarded as a college man, and tiie investigating clubs were forced to accept him as a ball play er.— N. Y. Post. ^ - — —A mail-carrier has been indicted in North Curolina for throwing Congres sional document* into the river, lie claimed they were so heavy they inter fered with quick delivery. j F I THE INCUBAEI.ES. • They «re a large army. Homes and ho« priais and a-yltiins are nullt for them many a private household, has ita ' ful individual iiu-nriiers and sorrow. .... h °. w ih old rhronu- diseases, are given op by the doe tors as hopeless eases. Happily lb« army o incurabl sisnot large as some people think, are many people w ho have been given un so but are .et alive and happy. J U(I ? t Landers of hew York « as so lur gone that when he came lo inquire if Compound Oxygen could, do anything for him, the doctor h> rdly dared to express the faintest hope. Yet Judge Flanders is now daily attending to business The Hon. William I). Kelley thought his life work was done over ten years ago. lie says now that he owes the prolongation of his life to Com. i pound Oxygen. W. II. Whitely, Esq. p j Philadelphia, considered himself one of the great army of "in. urables," yet Com. ' pound Oxygen made him a new man. And so with hosts of others. Don't despai however long you have been ill, or how! ever hopeless may seem your ease, but write to Drs. Starkey & Pai.en, I5aj Arch St., 1 liila., Pa., for their treatise on Compound Oxygen- It will lie sent fiee. Orders for the Compound Oxygen Home Treatment w ill lie tided by H. A. Mathews til5 Powell street, San Francisco. a •here Japan, according to the new census hag a population of 38,i 0 ,( IK), or about the same as that of the United Slates in 1 870. In area Japan m about three times then of I'ennsyivania. te A MYsTJfcKY. How tlio human system ever recovers from the bad effects of the nauseous medicines often literally poured into it for the suppositive re lief of dyspepsia, liver complaint, constipation rheumatism and oilier ailments. Is a mystery. The mischief done by had medicine is scarcely less than that caused by disease. If they who are weult, bilious, dyspeptic, constipated or rheumatic, would oftener he guided by the experience of invalids who have thoroughly tested Hostetler's Stomach Hitters, they would in every instance obtain the speediestjud derivable from rational medication, medicine is a searching and at the same time * thoroughly safu remedy, derived from vegeta ble sources, ami possessing, in consequences! its basis of pure spirits, properties as a medical stimulant not lo be loiind in the tiery local hit ters and stimulants ollen resorted to by the debilitated, dyspeptic and languid. TW Natural gas lias been discovered at Dun das, Wis. THE MORNING DRESS. It is said that a lady's stai ding in society can easily be determined by her dress at the breakfast table; auexpeusive, j showy costume indicating that the wearer has not yet learned the proprieties. Hut no one need be afraid of " shoddy " if lier loveliness is as apparent by daylight es at the Imps. Her feet beauty is never the attendant of disease; above all, of those diseases peculiar to women, and which ' nd a ready cure in Dr. Hier, es "Favorite Prescription. Price re duced to one dollar. By druggists. There are uow 1 f8,973 miles of railroad in this country, 3,131 of which were con structed the |iast, year. being called THE LATiST AND GREATEST DISCOVERT I K. J. Dk PRATT'S HAMBURG FIGS —A crystallDed fruit cathartic Adiseov erv of the greatest interest lo ihe Medical Profession. A boon to every household, A most delicious laxative or pu g tive, P r ^ ar , ed rmis and vegetables. So perlect y harmless that they may b-ad ministe, ed w.th entire snfetv to an iufant. So efficacious lo adults that a single dose will prove their value, and so elegam a préparai on that it needs only to be pre sented to the public to become a necessity in every household throughout the land. For liver complaint, habitual constipa tion. indigestion, dyspepsia and piles, they are a specific. To travelers by sea and land they are iuvaluahle: they are positively unfailing in their action,'ami this is tiie only medicine ever ottered to the public that is ecceptab'e to the taste, and so pleasant that children will eat the figs as eagerly as candy. For sale by every druggist throughout the world. Price 25 cents a b x. J. J. Mack & Co., proprietors, i) and It Front street, San Francisco Cal. NOTHING LIKE IT. No medicine has ever been known so effectual in the cure of al! those diseases arising from an impure condition o the blood as SCOVILL'S SARSAPARILLA, OR BLOOD AND LIVER SYRUP, the universal remedy for the cure of S rofula, While Swellings Rheumatism, Pimples. Blotches, Eruptions, Venereal Sores, and Diseases. Consumption, Groitre, Boils, Cancers, and a 1 kindred diseases. There iH no better means of securing a beautiful complexion than by using SCOVILL'S SARSAPARILLA,OK BLOOD & LIVER SYRUP, which cleanses the blood and gives permanent beauty to the skin. The greatest.depth yet found in Crater Lake, Oregon, is 1953 feet. Above all other earthly ills, I hate the big, old-fashioned pills: By slow degrees they downward wend, And often pause, or upward tend; With such discomfort are they fraught, Their good effects amount to naught. Now Dr. Pierce prepares a pill That just exactly fills the bill — A Pellet, rather, that is all — A Pleasant Purgative, and small: Just try them as you feel their need, You'll find that I speak truth, indeed. San Diego, Cal., expended over *1,900, OOo iu building the past year. a Wfien Baby wa* nick, wo ßav« her ('ASTORIA, Wlion Him wa* a Child, *he cried for CASTORIA, When «lie hceanio MIhh, she clung to C ARTtfftlA. VVüeu ouo had Children, *he gavu thorn CAÜT0UU ii nd " Brown's I'm 1 C11114I1N. T'lii-onl lli.oi'ilcr« Bronchial Troches.' Dr. Henley's Celery, Beef and Iron coun teracts the effects of an excessive use of j tobacco and liquors. t«l Inn 11 use 25 cts. a box. VlU/AORS, Skip B,lerqishes v cm Afj D y )> BiRTH MARKS arecuredby VN Cuticura . ^j i -< i'i F OR CLEANSING THE SKIN and Scalp of Infantile and Birth Humors, for allaying Itching, Burning and lntluinnmtion, for curing the Hiat HynintoiDH of Eczema, Psoriasis, Milk Crust, Scall Head, Scrofula, and other inherited skin and blood diseases. Cuticura, tho grout Skin Cure,and CuTIOtmA OAi*. an exquisite Skin Hoautifier. externally, and Cuticuka Resolvent, the new Blood Puri fier, internally, are infallible. Cuticuka Remedies arr absolutely pure and the only infallible Blood Purifiers and Skin Beam filers free from poinonoua ingredients. Sold everywhere. Price,C utiOURA.. 50c.; SOAP, 25c.: Resolvent, $1. Prepared by the Potter Drug and ChemicaI Co.. Boston, Mass. »s» S".,.! for "H..w to Cure Skin Iliseases." Hack AriiK. uterine pains, Soreness and Weakness • peedily cured by Cuticuka Anti-Pa IX« Plaster. Warranted. 25 c. I N. P. N. U. No. U2.-& r. N. U. No. 219