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HUNTING THE SEA OTTER,
HOW THIS COSTLY FUR IS GOT TEN IN WASHINGTON STATE. Perched Migh Above (lie MiLious the Dar ing Hunter Watches with Ilia Hills and Glasses Vnwritteii I .aw That Is Cure fully Olmerved. It is not generally known tliat some of the most expensive fur producing animals are killed off tlis coast of tin; now statu of Wash ington, and it is romai'l.'ublu Hint the extent of territory where these uniinals are taken is no extremely limited, lieinn only ironi Da mon' oint, at the northern entrance to Gray's harbor, up the coast to Point Green ville, a distance of about twenty-four miles. The animal referred to is the sea otter the fur of which is manufactured into the rules of the potentates and princes of the Old World. "Unlike that of the seal, the fur of the sea otter requires no plucking of hair or coloring; in fact, the most valuable skins are those which are speckled through with a silver tipped hair, which is known as the silver tipped fur, the addition of this hair adding 85 to 50 per cent, to the price of the skin. There are now several hunters enRaged in killing sea otters at the ple.ee referred to, and the modus operandi of taking them was very Interesting to me. TUB "CHOW'S NEST." The hunters build themselves derricks about forty feet hih by taking three slim poles or pieces of timber, each about forty feet iu length, and bolting them securely together at one end for tho top, they spread them about twenty-live feet apart at the bottom, giving the appearance of u huge tripod. These are set on the ocean beach, about midway be tween high and low tides, the foot of the poles being imbedded iu the sand from two U) three feet. The struct lire is then thoroughly braced, and a ladder built to the top by uailiug pieces at convenient distances crosswise on the in land. About eighteen inches below the top of the tripod, cross timbers are secured to the logs, and upon these cross timbers a floor from four to live feet square is laid, and on the ocean ward and two adjoining sides walls are built up from three and a half to four feet in height. On the land side, a door is construct ed to allow t he hunter easy ingress and egress to and from his "crow's nest." On the top of the tripod, which extends about eighteen inches above the floor, a seat is constructed and around the inside of the wall a row of shelving is placed. At low tide, when the wind is propitious, the hunter hies himself to his crow's nest, armed with a good pair of glasses, u Sharps ritic and a lunch, anil for six long hours he scans the line of the ocean just outside of the breakers, where he most expects his game to uppear. When tho tide first begins to flood his rango is about 0011 yards, but as it runs in the range is shortened to "(XI or MoO yards. Even at these latter distances it requires closa calculation to know just- how to shoot tc overcome tho rise and fall of tho ocean swell anil the effect of the wind upon the bullets. It is said that not one out of 100 shots of tin best inai kriuen is affective, IJi'lieti tho tide is full tho derrick stands in the midst of the breakers, and a land lubber like myself feelj u little sq'.eHUiish looking down from the dizzy heights on the rolling waters below. The shooting is generally done on a flood tide, so the animal, when killed, will wash ashore, and even then it is sometimes three oi four days after one is killed before it is beached. Undoubtedly many others art killed and never do come ashore. MKANH OF IDICNTIKICATION. Each hunter marks his bullets with a mark known to the oilier hunters, and when at otter is found on the beach the first duty ol tho finder is to look for the bullet and ascer tain who is the rightful owner, for this sign is respected among the hunters as sacredly as marks und brands are among stockmen. When an otter comes ashore with no bullet in him, ns frequently occurs, the bullet having gono clean through the body, and no notice having been given, it is regarded as a "slick cur," in stockmen's parlance, and belongs to the finder. Sometimes an otter, on receiving a death shot, sinks, but tho hunter generally knowj when he has hit Ins mark, liy observing the water with his glasses, ho can discern, even at the greater distances which they shoot, tilt coloring of the water from the blood of the animal; and if he does not come ashore on that tide, notice is at once given to the other hunters, who are then on tho alert to find him. Hut I opme that bench combers, in the shape of stealthy Indians, get away with many an otter killed by tho white hunters. I have hud occasion many times to pass along tho beach at daliht during the hunting season, but 1 always found the flat trucks of tho si wash just, ahead of me, printed there since last high tide. The Indians hunt the sea otter in canoes, filing out an.l coining in through the surf, sometimes they go lltieen or twenty miles to sea and stay out several days, lint when they huut along within a mile or two of the shore then there is blood on the face of the moon, and tho w hite l.unter "wnxeth wroth," for the Indian scares away his game. When taken, the otter is skinned whole, as it were, by cutting across the haunches ami stripping the sklu down the body and over the head. Tho skin is then turned, the fur in, and a board shoved through it. It is then tightened by driving a wedge shaped piece down on one side bet ween the board and the skin, and unot her contrariw ise on the other. All the grease is then carefully removed and the skin is dried and laid away ready for the market. An average skin is about five feet long by twelve inches wide, double, or, whi n cut, twenty -four inches wide, and, iu (he hunter's hand, is valued at from ;0 to il'M; but these prices leave n handsome margin to the fur men who handle them. In Hussia an overcoat made from thoe same otter skins brings from JI.Ooo to $'.iHK), w lulu in China even more is m nifl uii'-s paid. The season for Killing sea otter xtend from May to October, and so scarce is this game becoming that four a season is consid ered doing well In any hunter. Iu fact, some pass the season without taking any. The hunters have a rule among themselves which is strictly observed - that only one derrick can be allowed within a range, i. e., about u half mile, thus giving the whole beach a regularity of appearance not else where observable. Portland Oregonian. I In Sale In Three Year. "1 found the other dav a drummer who had iMH'n on the load three jears and had made only one sale," be said, ns he leaned over the cigar on1 at the Kh.iball. Nobody believed him. I "What did he sell" asked a listener. "Suspension bridges." Atlanta C'onstitu- I tion. An admirable nrrnngcnient looking to tho quick and safe empting of thi' house has been adopted at the Ti eniont theatre, iu Hus ton. At any tune, by simply touching a but ton in any one of the eight handy places in different parts of the theatre, seventeen set of folding doors, lending to as many exits, open simultaneously, actuated by electrical maaratu. 1 i THE PETERSBURG tORTIE. j ;u. (lordon1. Account Mlowms the llraT eiy of lte.pcrate Men. The coTilldence of the be-hxiS army at Petersburg in In'Ci was net due to lack of vigilance nor to unsoldierly apa thy. The Union troops occupied more than three-qimi tcrs ol a circle mound Peters burg, the uitrcnehments being nlniut sixteen miles in length, compelling 1-ee to spread bin men over the ground in a very weak line. It is true that the gap still held by the C'.ui-J.-l.T.-.ti-. gave them avcine- ot eoiiiiminiCH t ion' with their capital at Richmond and with their depots of supplier at Danville, Lynch burg, an 1 i.mt ia North C'archna; It as the season for the spring campaign was at hand it was known that Union armies in the rear and on the flanks of Lee would soon close these avenues, and then the chief forces of the Confederacy would lie surrounded. There had not been a sortie during the siege of Petersburg. The Union lines had closed in upon the enemy's works with steady prog ress and the "last ditch" seemed to have been reached and the baffled Confederate army Bcttled iu it to die ingloriously. Although it was believed at Union head quarters that Lee would make an effort to join Ills forces with Oen. Joseph E. John ston's at some point south of Petersburg, the probability of his doing so by breaking Grant's bold on the Petersburg lines seems not to have been taken into account. Bheridau, who was marching from the Shenandoah Valley to Pe tersburg, was close to the Appomattox on the 24th of Mul ch, and Gen. Grant issued au order for a movement by the left flank around Lee's right, with a view to placing a barrier be tween him and Johnston. The campaign was to begin on tile 2Jth. Sheridan's cavalry col umn was to load, and the Second, Fifth and Sixth corps, ulready on tho left, would fol low. On the night of the 34th Gen. Meade, commanding tho Army of the Potomac under Grant, was at tho headquarters of the latter at City Point, whore also President Lincoln was staying on a visit with the purpose of re viewing the army. At headquarters, every where, preparations wore going on for the movement of the 211th, and the troops, except ing the pickets and trench guards, were rest ing quietly in their camps. A couple of hours before daylight Gen. Parke was aroused by the noise of a battle on his front, und after learning from couriers that the enemy had broken through he telegraphed to Gen. Meade, at the headquarters of tile Army of the Poto mac, the facts. Ho received tho reply that Meudo was ut City Point, and that ho (Parke), being senior, was in oumuuuiJ of the army. On attempting to telegraph to City Point ho found that the lines hud been cut by llieenemy and communication was broken. Gordon's blow had lioeii delivered with surprising swiftness and success iu the midst of a heavy morning fog that aided his men iu tho initial stroke. "Of course," says Gen. Gordon, "it was u most desperate and almost hopeless under taking, and could lia justilied only by our desperato and hopeless condition if we re mained idle. We ull recognized it as tho forlornest of forlorn hopes. Lut me particular ize a little more. The obstructions in front of my ow n linos hud to be removed, and re moved silently, so us not to attract the atten tion of tho Federal pickets. Grant's ob structions had to be removed from the front of Fort Stedmau. These ehevouux da friso were of sharpened rails elevated to about breast high, the other end buried deeply in the ground, the rails resting on a horizontal pole and wrapped with telegraph wire. They could not be mounted nor pushed aside, but had to be cut away with axes. This had to he done immediately iu front of the guns of Fort Stedman. These guns at night were doubly charged with canister, us I learned from Federal prisoners. The rush ueross tho intervening space between the lines had to be made so silently and so swiftly as to tako the forts before the gunners could fire. The reserves had to bo beaten or passed, and the rear line of forts taken before daylight. All this had to be accomplished before my main forces could be moved across and placed iu position to move on Grant's flank, or rather left wing." George L. Kilmer. Iliu-lal Heform In England. After a period of iucubation which has been spent in educating public opinion in the j matter of tho hygienic iniquity of the pres ent system of interment, the group of sani tary philanthropists, with the Duko of West minster at the head, w ho have taken up the ungrateful task of bringing the necessary re form!! to pass, have at last decided to seek the indorsement of their contentions by the legislature. The object sought is, failing the effective embalming of the body, the prohi bit ion of leaden and other solidly constructed cofllns, the effect of which is to .ndefinitely retard complete decomposition, and so pro long the period during which tho dead are not only aesthetically objectionable, but are an indisputable source of danger to tho liv ing, wickerwork or papier mache receptacles alone being used. This is merely a sanitary precaution of an elementary kind; and what ever tho immediate fate of the movement may be, it must sooner or later impose itself. The idea of cremation is daily being received w ith more favor iu England, and tho sugges tion of Sir Spencer Wells that iu future only properly cremated remains should be ad mitted to funeral honors in Westminster Abbey and other national mausoleums, has met wiiii general approbation. New York Commercial Advertiser. An .'.dor's Supei'Nt il Ion. Ill his interesting "Memoirs," Mr. Sims iieeves gives a notable illustration of the su perstition of stue,o folk. During one of the opera seasons iu London Siguor Mario, the fa mous tenor, wan the rnge, and he was almost constantly besieged with requests to sing at privateenlertainmeiits. One of his friends importuned him to go to the house of a wealthy family in lielgrav ia square, for the purpose of delighting a disl inguished com pany with a song or two. Alter much solici tation Mario consented ; the triced calied nt the theatre alter the night performance and tho t wo drove to llolgravia square. Just, m tho carriage reached its destination a neigh boring church bell tolled the hour of 13. "It is Friday!" cried Mario; "1 will not go in I will not sing in an) house for the first time on Friday 1 If I should do so some great evil would befall me!'' It, took half an hour for his friend to nrgim Mario out of this heresy; then the two left the carriage, but hud no sooner dismounted than Mario started back, turned pale, gasped and plunged in tho car riage nguiu. He had seen that the house they were about to enter was No. bi! That set tled it. "Friday and 13," lie kept repeating; "Friday and Kl a double warning! Drive me homo '."'Chicago News, The Professor's lqiianlinily. There is no man in Cornell university about whoin better stories are told than Professor Hiram Corson, tho Shnkesporian ttndetit and professor of F.ngliMi literature. Ho has a pe culiarly slow, drawling maimer of speaking. I It happened not so very long ago that It linen ! was visited by a very high wind that came j suddenly during the night, blow ing down trees, tearing off the roofs of hou-es, and j cutting up such other capers as aro usually the accorded privileges of a hili wind. The professor was living in Casciebila, the big i dormitory. The Hist intimation he and his ; wife hud of til;" hurricane was when one of the big stone chimneys was blow n over and "ent cra.-lung down through the skylight. Tho professor's wife was in an agony of tor ror, and, getting up from bed, beg'in to make hasty preparations for leaving the building, all the while lostvchiug her husband, who had not yet s; irre.l. to eoni? out and asH-t. All at once, with a fright I ill Hoi-, the great, tin roof of tho building mis lorn off by the wind. With n scream Mr. for-ei wild to her complacent spouse; "I ih, 1 Iir::ni, come, do come. The last day ha-- snvi y come.' And the only re-pone she got wa-. the drawl- I ing inquiry: "What, iu the iii;;!it ' Tivy 1 'ress. It Might lliee Kilt.. I Her. A friend of niinu has just had an exjierience that the reformatory tract such lies ought to get hold of. His little ."year-old daughter 1 Ihvuuio very drocpitig and ui iteafo in health about a year ago, and has so continued, w ith only this curious variation she ha picked up wonderfully during the lime of laeli of his se eral absences from home. I'eeluig Keenlv conscious that he hud no poi-onous intentions toward his offspring, the oddity of this cir cumstance preyed upon his uiiud. It preyed to sii di account, that he final1) arrived at the solution his tobacco stooge a- ksliing his child. He kept her with bun a gnat. teal, and he smoked ail the tune; the -m He im prignated atiie 'spt.ere u a-. iniih I' T the delicate organization. 1U instito?"-! reform, and the child U-jjuu to pick up at once .v Vol k KTitr. HELP THE BOYS ALONG. EX-PRESIDENT M'COSH ON THE VALUE OF AN EDUCATION. A Chance for All Young Men Without Mneli Money They May Secure an Edu cation and Make Themselves Useful. Words of Wisdom. There is at this moment a vast number of young men all over the country who lmve a deep and burning desire to have a college ed ucation, but who from straitened circum stances know not how to obtain it. I am to try to help them. First let tho youth settle with himself whether he has such a taste und talent for learning and such a strength of character and purpose as will carry him through the difll culties which he will have to encounter as he passes through school and collego. If he has not, let him betake himself to some kind of labor or business, rather than enter upon a struggle in which he will probably falter and fail. But if he has, let him follow his incli nations, und in tho end, God sparing him, he will bo sure to succeed and find many means of enjoyment and usefulness provided for him. EDUCATING HIMSELF. He will first have to look out for a school where tho branches leading to a college en trance are taught. It is necessary that he should have some teacher, professional or non-professional, to start him. If he can continue with his teacher he should do so. But if he cannot he may to a largo extent educate himself. In Princeton collego some of our brightest and most solid students have been, to a lurgo extent, self educated, getting occasional aid from their minister, or from a college alumnus, or a stray teacher. A youth thus trained may acquire a robustness of mind never acquired by those who have been depending all along on others. While he i3 pursuing this course, with a teacher, if possible, without a regular in structor if he cannot have one, let him send for a college catalogue, which he will get for nothing or for a triflo, and let him examiue it carefully iu order to direct his studies. In order fully to comprehend it he should con sult with his toucher or minister, or a college graduate. Meauvhile he may have to en gage in some work bringing a small remuner ation ; tho best office he can get is that of an assistant teacher. Whatever he does, he should reserve his evenings for study. In nearly all American colleges there are scholarships which may not fully sustain him, but will help him and at least pay his tuition. Let him apply for one of these, and by perse verance ho is sure to got it. By means of the catalogue, or by private inquiry, he will find what tho expenses of the collego are for the year. There are good colleges in which he can struggle through for 1300, or even S'OO a year in addition to his scholarship. Iu tho summer vacation of three months he may be able to got remunerative work iu some house of business, say us a clerk or temporary assist ant; in (he harvest field, which will give him health; in hawking books, which will show him the country; as waiter in a hotel, or in some chunco job, any ouo of which will give him a knowledge of tho world and business ' habits to make his scholarship money avail able for good. All such employments are re spectable and actually inspected w hen the character is good; inoi'o so, and will raise him more iu the esteem of his friends and the public, than a constant dependence on eloe niosynury aid. GOOD CONDUCT AND DILIGENCE. But ho may gut friends to aid him who will not interfere with his independence. It may be that the congregation of which he is a member, more especially if he is going forward to the ministry, may help one who is helping himself; or some lady or gentleman noticing his perseverance may encourage ono who is evidently so anxious to improve himself. If his means fail him, he may retire from collego fer a year or two and engago in some useful em ployment, to return with perhaps a more ma ture mind. Let him all tho while be securing the friendship of his professor and his fellow students, not by cringing or fawning, but by good conduct and diligence in study, and they may toll of otlices w hich he can fill, and help him to secure them. Give us a young tnun with fair talents, with good mural character and with perse verance, and under the good provideuco of God, which he should always seek to watch over him, and ho is suro to succeed in spite of nil discouragements and difficulties. I can claim that when 1 was a college pro fessor or president I had always great pleas ure in encouraging such struggling young men. Now in my retirement I have no great er enjoyment than in following tho careers of those who have studied under me, many of them having attained high and honorable positions in the church, nt the bar, in medi cino, or in business. I can count eighty-seven professors or presidents of colleges seven in Ireland and eighty in America who studied under me. I get occasional letters from old pupils in South America, in India, in China und Japan, occupying useful positions as mis sionaries and in dozens of other Hold. A SAMPLE CASK. One case may be a sample of others. 'When I was professor in Queen's college, Belfast, Robert Hart, who had been the first student of his year and the first in my classes of phil osophy, came to mo after graduating and said: "You have given me a high education, but I do not know what to make of it." I asked to what denomination he belonged, and ho told mo that he was a Methodist, and 1 suggested 1 hat ho might become a Methodist minister. But he replied that ho had no call. I inquired whether he would go on to law, and ho said: "I am the son of a working miller. The training for law is very expen sive and my father has no more money to upend for me." 1 told him I wouki keep his case before me. Shortly after the distin guished statesman, Earl Clarendon, asked our president to send up a student to compete for a position in the consulur servieo in China. I got him appointed our candidate and ho stood first in a competition open t every col lege In tho British dominions. Ho went to China, rose to lie a high mandarin, became collector for the wholo external revenuo of China, was appointed by the British govern ment ambassador to China, was made a bar onet by Queen Victoria (Sir Hubert Hart), established himself a university to give west ern learning to the Chinese, and is now ac knowledged to bo about the ablest and most influential man in that great empire. But this is not tho best part of mystery. A few years ago he wrote mo, saying: "I owe much to you. I believe you have a son in Princeton College; let him graduate and then send him out to China, and I w ill pro vide for him for life." We did not accept the offer. But I was greatly touched by the incident. I mention these things not to gratify any personal vanity I may have, but simply to encourage young men to cultivnto their minds, i have siHnt thirty-six years of my life iu teaching students. Now when I have to cense from this work I have great satisfac tion in writing thip paper to stimulate young men to tie. ote themselves to study and there by sek to rise to positions of usefulness. James McCosh, ex-Provident of Princeton College, in New York Mail and Express. .a a filiate I'ltr.'lllllX. Woman's i i u.'.ty to her ow n sex has been often noticed, and yet (In- paradox remains to bo explained viz.. that -no has keen de light in heal nig or reading i ulniiiins bv men on the female sex m general, and nothing in- 'i .' t ea lily gains a man hi r dislike than his exp!' cd i oiiiiemnai ion of woman. Friend ship between women is rare. Tiny are coui js't it. a-s or r. v ids in : oe f .1-1 ioi, abie and matri monial races, mid therefore "f: i 'lid-h p lie t'v.t':'. women is oioy a sicpension t.f hostil ities." '1 icor reia! ion .. each other is due of soioila'.e.i a!l'-i tion. They ki s eacii otht-r in proton.h-1 1 1 ie.:d-bi;i ia . rdcr to hh.o the ill bi'iiii g with whit h ceil regards the other. I spFuKl oi course, of the uverago woman. raw ikdl. The Prudent Drummer. They put me next to a drummer at the St. Charles hotel in New Orleans, and as I was unlocking the door about 10 o'clock at night he cauie down the hail and asked; "Well, have you located 'em?" "WhatF "The fire escapes." "No. I uever attend to such things." "You don't? Well, you are in for a roast ing some night. I never go to tied in a hotel uutil after I have located every stairway anil fiio escape. If there was to be an nlarui here to-night I could jump out of bed with tho fullest confidence of saving myself. See here a minute." And he took me into his room and pro duced from his trunk a fire escape made of ropes, und explained: "Should I happen to be cut off from the stairs or escapes, here is my other chance. I catch this hook ou the window sill, so, throw the rope out, so, and I can lower myself fifty feet in forty seconds. " We had been in bed about two hours when I was awakened by the odor of smoke, and was hardly on my feet when a gong sounded and there were shouts of "Fire!" The smoke was so thin that I knew the danger was yet afar off and began dressing. While so en gaged I heard the drummer cantering up and down the hall, shouting "Fire I" at the top of his voice. When I finally got out I found him jammed into a linen closet half way down the hall and crying like a child. His rope escape hung on the wirework of the ele vator, and he had made a bundle of his clothes and flung them over a transom into another room. The fire was out by the time I was dressed, and w hen the watchman who was going aliout to quiet the jieople roached our hall, tho drummer clasped him around tho neck and shouted: "Say I say I Show me the way down stairs and I'll give you a million dollars yes, twen ty millions!" New York Sun. Presenting a Flag. The presentation of an American flag to the grammar schools of Bangor reminds me of a similar occurrence which took place in a Maine village in the summer of 1803. A com pany of volunteers being about to depart for the state capital were drawn up on the green to receive a flag that had been made by ths patriotic members ot the local Eowing circle. The villugo pastor made a sensible presenta tion speech, and the banner was received by the captain of the company, who handed it to the color bearer, a witty Irishman. Then, facing the worthy pastor und his fair flock, the embarrassed captain proceeded to ac knowledge the gift as follows: "Reverend sir and Jadies: This beautiful flag which I see before me" "It's behind yez, captain," interrupted ths color bearer. "Which I see behind me," amended the blushing officer, "stands for something more than tho emblem of a powerful nation. It is beauty's tribute to valor, and as such it is doubly dour to the gallant hearts around me. In thanking you for your gift, ladies, we pledge ourselves faithfully to defend it. At the close of the campaign those of us who are spared will bring this Hag back to you, un less it is blown to atoms by shot from the enemy, in which event we'll we'll" "We'll bring thorn back tho pole!" shouted the enthusiastic Irishman, to the delight of the crowd nnd the relief of the superior olllcer. Leiviston Journal. Dwm m parnu MCxi mtrt curior 9 1 M 1NV1K1HLB THtUlAI UI Mam J" H CUSNI9IIS. wiu-pen Wd. Com. fortabl. 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I tried various remedies, and was treated by a number of phvsi cians, but received no benefit until I began to take Ayer's Sarsaparilla. A few bottles of this medicine cured me of this troublesome complaint and com- detcly restored my health." Jesso M. ioggs, Uolman's Mills, N. 0. "When Ayer's Sarsaparilla was rec ommended to me for catarrh, I was in clined to doubt its ctlienry. Having tried so many remedies, with little ben efit, I bad no faith that anything would cure me. I became emaciated from loss of appetite and impaired digestion. I had nearly lost the sense of smell, and my Bysteni was budly deranged. I was about discouraged, when a friend urged me to try Ayer's Sarsaparilla, and re ferred me to persons wdiom it had cured of catarrh. After taking half a doiiei) bottleg of this medicine, I am convinced that the only suro way of treating this obstinate disease is through the blood," Charles H. Maloney, 113 Jtiver St., Lowell, Mass. Ayer's Sarsaparilla, PRSFABKD BY Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mast. Pries 1 ; six Sottlcs, $5. Worth tit Sottt. NOTICE. We have on hand, tor Bale In Riiyqnautttj Wheat Eran, Ear Ccrn, Shellod Corn, Timothy, Clover, Mixed Hay, Kentucky Coal, Pittsburg Coal, Anthracite Coal. F. P. QracQv & Bro. II. BECK, The Shoemaker. (Successor to Jus. Wilzel.) All making and mending rionu ncally and at low prices. Call on inc. Corner Franklin Street and Public Square, under CmtoNit'M-: Office. Respectfully, Oct.l-m 11. BECK. Prof. I DISCOVERY AHOTRAifaiMS 17.FT.i2.. hi Siiit of ailullHrttlm. iiniTahti wlm li rr..'8 tbf Nsorj, nd pruetural result n ot Hip i irnnl. m ri(.it-' n' th growwsC iniHivprt'smitdf tnun hy envinna wnnid t.f oompetitors, and in Hp it oof ".. aiU'mpts! t" rob1' htm of the fruit of liis UlMrn,(H of whirl. lMii''t.si nite Hit undoubted muteriority nii popularity of h-Hiodliiti-.'). Prf. Loieette's Art of Ntwur riiryt'ttinjr is i'"m Trncu to-daj in both lleininptn'rcH hh tiinrkiiiK nn Kporh in Memory Culture. His ProiptHittiRtucut p'.st tivo ) ttwvt opmioBflof people in nil parlB of lh if lot m whu hite titl BfUly studied bis System by tTorr-'uponoVrM't', rhowtn: Mit his System in uteri oniy vhih' Untm stviin-ii, not aftfrtrnroMj ftant any bixikcnn be huni' tf n a sintjle. ffndimj, nnnri-wa mieriiict m red, Ac. i'or Prospectus, Prof. A. T,OiHKTTK.37 -'Hi Avimmip. N. V Special Attention! "Vitalia Cures." T. A. Thomas. Enquire of tlioRe who give tcstlinoiiialH. Ct.AiiKHVii.i.K.TKNN., liec. 1SIM. To all who Kurt'cr with luillgi'Ntlon or Dys peaKla : We cheerfully recommend ViUilla, lminu faetured Ivy K. M. TlmimiN .MitiiufacturliiK Company, New York. We have used ft per Houally or In our family with tjreiit . satisfac tion, ii'mi believe a trial of it will prove lo you Its excellence. Mm. K. R. W. Thomas, T. H. Jlyrnan, Mrs. K. M. l'oslon, tiins. Vv . Hodgson, Mix. Mattie Strain, 1j. V. linurnc ,ApKuxor (J. V. HlHtou, Sheriff (ion. T. Handle, O. L. I'ltt, J. M. Kowlkes, Jas. It. Kossiter, .foliu Hick. V. I.. Coolie, Henry Hick, Lewis H. Willis, Arthur K. Harrl", Bailey M. Harksdale., ti. Hahney ilarrlrf, I.J. ilainlett, O. Wollcnliaupl, Kly's Marlon Vnrhiough, It. K. l'oslon, V in. Kevel, . II. i-w ifi, M. 1). W. H. KiiKM-lt. H. K. Uold, J. It. symes, J. K. Sensing, Jno. W. llminer, Sr., D.l). After the longsnflerln!?I have endured from lndiKcstlon, I feel It n duty and pleasure to recommend your Vltalla, because of the re lief tuid comfort It has idvcn me, 1 think Vi talia Klixlr and Vitalia l.iver Pills invaluhle forlndlnentlon and cholera morbus. Mils. MATTIE STRAIN, llnrksville, Teun. It is a pleasure to tne to say to friends and olherssuft'erliiK from IndiKesllon or dyspc ep sta, that your Vitalia will cure them. 1 say this because I have iised It on myself anil others, one a very ilNlressinu case, and all have been made happy hy its cure. When ever 1 meet an Hcouaiiilance wllh IndiK s tion I say to him, " lie sure 'o nee Vitalia and he cured cheap." It is the best medicine ill the world for such afflictions. T. H. H Y.MAN, Lent Jobairco Auctn'r. T. A. Thomas, Oeiieral Agent, t'lai ksville, Tenn. Heai Hir-I have been sutlirim; with dys pepsla Iu a severe fori, and recently com. inenced takltm Viialla Capsuli s, with Mich Kreat benefit that I can commend tin m to ail si) afflicted. They are the In st liver remedy I ever used. I- W. ItOl'HNK, Counly Assessor. I My wife has found mote relief from your j Vitalia than from any remedy hIi- has ever 'taken. I assure you ol my own gratitude tor ' so valuable a medicine. J. 11. Kt wln, l. I. ; nsuviiie, jau. n. I I hnvetaken our Vllalla Capsules for Inill-1 , nestlon and the result was speedy relief and : . lire. Thev jnstillisi Hilly everything you i ! claimed for them. A.K.SMITII, 3il I'roduce Exchange, N. Y. City. I E. M. Thomas Manf. Co., New York. 1 Have the kindness to send me by mail one dollar's worth of Vitalia i tvi r rills. Enclos : ed find the moncv. From the vial sent lue am pleased with It. W. II. HINx k's. J R.t I t II IU, V HI. ( For wile by Mt.Keynol.ta 4 t . rmr.i epprtniilt-. ho,a .rUMU K'wa y.N.V I Eiei Jj?y?J t-J p n'N pH, p-r UNACQUAINTED WITH THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE COUNTRY, WILL OBTAIH MUCH VALUABLE DJTOBt.tATION I ROM A STUDY OF THIS MAP OF khj. FninffojrfjL ' 7 L'iC6L. , rt.vy "Sap. M I A TE,--- rS?4kira4'V E"ROlfTF 1 Including main lina, branches end extensions East and Wast of tho Missouri Rtvor. To all oolnfej East, North and Northwest from Kansas City to Rook Jwland Davenport, Dea Moines, Chicagro, and, via Al.BIiliT LEA ROUTE, to Spirit Lake, Pipestone, Worthincrton, Sioux Falls, Wntor town, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and intervening' towns and cities it is tho short, direct route. Ia connection with lines from St Louis, Cincinnati, Louisvilie, Nashville, and Eastern and Southern points converging at Kanstts City, it aluo constitutes THE SHORT LIKE TO DENVER AND THE WEST, FROM THE MISSOURI RIVER. Tt traversns vast areas of the richest farming' and crazing lands in tho world, forming' the speediest, most populiu" and economical system of transportation to and from all cities, towns and sections in Kansas, Col orado and the Indian Territory. FREE Reclining Chair Cars botwoen Kansas City and Caldwell, Hutchinson and Dodge City, and Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars to and from Wichita and Hutchinson. MAGNIFICENT VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS, Leading all competitors in splendor of equipment, cool In summer, warmed by steiim from the locomotive In winter, well ventilated and free from duct leave Kansas City and St. Joseph daily, on arrival of trains from tho East and Southeast, wii;h elegant Dhv Coaches, Pullman Palace Sleepers and FREE Reclininfr Chair Cars, RUNNING THROUGH WITHOUT CHANGE to Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, making stops only at important in tervening stations m Kansas and Colorado. Superb Dining Hotels at con venient stations west of Kansas City and St. Joseph furnish delicious moala at seasonable hours and at moderate prices. THE ROCK ISLAND IS THE FAVORITE TOURIST LINE To Manitou, Pike's Peak, the Garden of the Gods, Cascade, Green Mountain Palls, Idaho Springs, tho mountain parks, mining camps and cities, sanitary resorts, hunting and Ashing grounus, and scenic attractions of Colorado. Itn Vestibule Express Trains are equipped with every modorn improvement that can add to afty, convenience, comfort and luxurious emoymont. They alao make cloe commotions at terminal cities in Colorado (in Union Depots) with the Denver and Rio Grande, Colorado Midland, Union Pacillo. Denver Texas and Fort Worth, and all other diverging Hues. For Tickets, Maps, Time Tables, Ff'ders, copies of the ' Western Trail," tissued monthly), or further desired information, address . ST. JOHN, flpueral Manager, CIMCAUO, PEANZLIN BAN f ranklin Street. 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We are now rm oiving full supplies ot Pittsburg, St llernard and Diamond, Main Mountain Jellieo, Anthracite SUS:1 w hi.;h we cat deliver during Septi-ndier at Summer pricea. We lie plcuiied to re:tiv your orders. JOHN SEBASTIAN, OeiiT Ticket & Pass. Agent- 11,1. Clarsuille, Tenn. 'E. BAEE & GO.