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Lr FIFTIETH CONGRESS. Abstract of the Proceeding* otthe Senate and House. SBNATH. Senator Sawyer, from tho commlttoo on commerce, reported adversely tho bill nt« lowing flie Puluth, Superior SL Wisconsin tiiilroud riijbt of way for a bridge across the St. Louis river from Connor's I'ointto Hire's Point. The report gave tho pro* posed bridge a great denl ot a ronst. LLULINUH INIIH KiK i|8. IS I If* A Senator Plumb introduced bill appro* nriatinc |100,000 for a public building at Ern|oria, Kan. The bill ^muting tho right of way through tho Indian reservation to the tfc Clark*H Fork Railroad company ^unreported favorably to the senate. Mr. Vest, from the romniittee on public building*,stated in the senate in reply toft question from .Mr. Kdmunds ne to the ag* tfregnte Mtuumit til the billn for that pur* pose now before that committee, that lie wan unable to furnish tho information but that the tariff bill and the ltlair bill would sink into insiguilu-um'e as cotnpnrod with the estimates for public binldmgs. The committee oti public build* COIHT* and grounds hoped to report a nl bill on the subject and get rid of all log rolling. Mr. Vest gave expression to hit* ideas as to tho value of the publications of the government print* ing office, lie said he had a room in Washington in which there was several hundred volumes of public documents, bound in calf at the expense of the govern* incut, which books ho could notgivo away, trade of)' or sell. Tho money paid for these publications might as well be thrown into the I'otomacriver. Mr. Hoar introduced a bill to extend tho jurisdiction of circuit and dis* trict courts of the United States t» the great lakes and their connecting water. extends this jurisdic tion to all crimes and offenses now punish* able by law which may bo committed up on the great lakes or any of tho'r adjoin* ing waUrs, on hoard of any vessels belong ing, in whole or in part, to tho 1'nited States or any citizen thereof, with like force and effect as though such crimes were commit ted upon the high seas. Tho bill provides that the trial of all such crimes and offetis e» not committed within any state, shall be held in the district whero the offender is found, or into which he may lirst bo brought. HOUSI:. The bouse passed a bill to di6continuo the coinage of three-cent pieces. The house passed bills providing that such portions of the consular reports as refer to agricultural matters shall bo transmitted to th commissioner of agriculturo for embodiment in his re* ports, and amending the hnvs regulating fees for exemplilieat ions of land patents. The house discussed the bill re* (poring subsidized railroads to main* tam ami openite separate telegraph lines. Mr. iJorkerv of Missouri said the simple proposition in tho bill was to com* pel the Tnion and Central Pacific compa nies to construct the telegraph lines re* ijutred by their charters, instead of con* trading with the Western Union anil giv ing a corporation a monopoly of telegraph franchises west of the Mississippi river. S12NATE. Not in session. The bill granting right of way through .the Indian territory to tho Choctaw Coal and Railroad Company was passed. Mi. Anderson, of Illinois, from tho post* ollice committee, reported favorably Mr. Perkins' resolution directing the postmas tor-general to inquire into and inform tho House of the cuuse and foundation for the grievances complainted of in Kansas newspaper regarding tho Western niuil ser vice. SKXATE. Senator Piatt presented in the sonato a memorial from the constitutional conven tion oT Jhikotn regarding the proposed measures for tho admission of the terri v'Tory. It is signed by .1. J. Kdgerton, S president, and John Cain, secretary. It was laid on tlie table and ordered printed. Among the bills introduced in the senate were the following: Mr. Voorheos, to increase the pensions of those who have lost a limb or two limbs or both eyes. Mr. Plait, to prohibit members of territorial legislatures from holding office. Mr. Sawyer, authorizing the appointment of eleven raihvnv mail superintendents. Mr. Turpie, to grant service pensions in the army and navy. Senator Ifciwes introduced a bill provid ing for the ratification of tho agreement made with the Indians on the Tort I»erth old reservation by the Northwestern In dian commission. Senator lhivis intro duced a bill granting pensions to 11.Smith, W. McMillan. K. P. (ioodfellow and J. 11. Bacon. house. A bill passed the houso to prohibit any person in Washington or tioorgetown from making books or pools on the result ot any races or of any game of base ball. Bills introduced in the house: Mr. Townshend, permitting farmers and producers of tobacco to soil leaf tobacco in any quantity to unlicensed dealers or to any person without restriction and repealing all laws inconsistent therewith. Mr. Hatch, to prohibit fictitious and gambling trans actions in articles produced by American farming industry. Mr. Johnston of North Carolina, proposing a constitutional amendment limiting tho membership of the house to 2."JO. Mr. Iurlington of Pennsylvania, authorizing the secretary of tlie .treasury to loan the surplus money in the treasury. Mr. Smith of Wisconsin, lor the establishment of a postal telegraph system. Mr. (Juenther of Wisconsin, to regulate telegraph companies. The house considered the bill punishing the advertisers of lotteries tickets in the District of Columbia. It was opposed by Mr. Kogers of Arkansas upon constitu tional grounds. The bill would pievent any paper, no matter where published, from coming into the district, and would infringe the liberty of the press. Mr. C'ummings of New York said tho hill applied undoubtedly to papers published outside, but circulating in the District of Columbia. If congress had a right to pre* scribe what should be printed in the ad vertisement column of a newspaper, it had a right to exorcise a censorship over tho editorial »ud news columus. Tho house was playing with tiro it would better blow out the match an.l avoid conflagration. Mr. CJuenther of Wisconsin regretted the growing tendency in this country toward tho methods of monarchial Kuropc. lie was opposed to a censorship of the press because it was un-American, unrepublican and (in this case) uncalled for. The bill was referred to the committee on judiciary—yeas 117, uays*115. KKXATE. Senator Salmi presented in the senatetho resolutions of the chamber of commerce of St. Paul fa*, oring the constitutional cen tennial celebration In the world's exposition in and the permanent ex position for the three Americas. lie also presented a resolution from the Minne apolis chamber of commerce protesting against legislation annulling all rights of transportation of railroads passing through Canada. Senator Allison, of Iowa, introduced a resolution of the Jiepublicun clubs of 4'res ton, lown, favoring a measure granting to each union soldier ami sailor who serv ed either in the war with Mexico or that of the rebellion a pension upon the solo con dition that said soldier or sailor was hon orably discharged from said service. The resolution for an inquiry into the cauties of the inefficient mail service was taken np. and Mr. Plumb, who had intro duced it, said that if Mr. Koagau's argu ment in defense of the postmaster-general ineniit anythjng.it was that that officer pleaded the babv act—that he was burden ed with incompetent Kepublican clerks. There was no restraint on the postmaster general as to the dismissal of clerks. No Republican asked to have them retained. As to the fact that the service was bad, inexcusably bad,bad beyond any previous record, there was no question at all. Tho bill was further discussed by Senators Piatt, Plumb. Itcagen, Mauderson and Saulsbury, but went over without ac tion. nousE. The houso committee on commerce re ported favorably Mr. Nelson's bill provid ing for the erection of bridges over the Hod river by the North Dakota tfc Pacific and the lJuluth, Kuiny Lake river & South western railroads. Mr. Davis of Massachusetts was in structed by the house commerce commit tee to make a favorable report upon his bill providing for tho establishment of a bureau of health in the interior depart ment. The speaker announced the resignation of Mr. Cox of New York from the commit tee on territories, and the appointment of Mr. Taulbee of Kentucky to fill the va cancy—Mr. Taulboe retiring from the com* mittes on the eleventh census. Mr. Cox of New York introduced a bill lor tho payment of the claims of the may or, aldermen and commonality of New York city, it provides for the payment of $2,21*2.057, the amount paid by the city for the principal and interest on the bonds issued to the Union defense committee of New York in 1801 and 1302. The attorney genera) sent to congress a request for an appropriation of $150,750 for the payment of assistant dis trict attorneys, lie asks for the following among others For J. C. Murphy of Dakota, $1,000 William Graham, district of Northern lowu, $1,200 Minnesota: D. W. Lawler, Q. C. Randolph, tho same fees as the United States district attorney western distric of Wisconsin W. It. Kogers, $1,200 eastern Mid western districts, E. E. Chap- In, special attorney in the Fox and Wis consin river case*, $2,400. SKNATB. The Blair educational bill passed the senate by 10 majority, tho yeas being 3tt and nays 29. Of tho thirty-nine affirma tive votes twenny* three are Republican aud of the twenty-nine negativo votes twelve. Roth tho Minnesota senators and Senator Spooncr of Wisconsin, all ranged in the opposition. There is not much expectation that it will pass tho house, but if it should, it will be vetoed without doubt. The provisions of the bill are as follows: For eight years nfter its patsngo there shall be annually appropriated from tho treasury the following sums in aid of common school education in the states, territories. District of Colum bia and Alaska: Tho 1irst year, $7, (100,000 tho second, $14),4)00,000 the third, $ir»,OOO.MOO tho fourth, $l»t000, 04)0 tho fifth, $11,000.000 tho sixth, 000,000 the seventh, $7,000,000 and tho eighth, $".01)0,000, making $77,000,000, besides which there is a special appropria* tinn of $2,000,000 to aid in theerectionof xchool houses in sparsely settled districts. Tho^ money is given to the states and territories in tho proportion which the whole number of persons in each who, being of the age of ten years and over, can not write, bears to the whole number ot such persons in the United States. In states having separate schools for white and colored children, tho money shall bo paid out in such proportion as such whito ami colored children between ton and twenty-ono years old in such stare bear to each other by the cen sus. No state is to receive tho ben* efit of the act until its governor shall lilo with the secretary of the interior a state ment giving lufl statistics of the school system, attendance of white and colored children, amount of money expended, uumber of schools in operation, number and compensation of teachers, etc. No state or territory shall receive in any yoar from this fund more money than it 1ms paid out the previous year from its own revenues for common schools. If any state or territory declines to take its sharo of tho national fund, such share is to bo distributed among the states accepting the benefits ot the fund. If any state or territory misap plies tho fund or fails to comply with the conditions, it loses all subsequent appor tionments. Samples of all school books in use in the common schools of states and rritori'-s shall be tiled with the sec retary of the interior. Any state or terri tory accepting tho provisions of the act at the first session ot its legislature after the passage of the act shall receive its pro rata share of all previous aunual appro priations. nousi:. In the absence of the speaker, Mr. Cox, of New York, presided over the House. Mr. Robertson, of Louisiana, ftom the commit tee on military affairs, reported the bill for the payment of $100 to sol diers who enlisted under tho act of July 22, l.vil, and who were discharged by reason of surgeon's certificate of disability or by promotion before the expiration of two years and who have not received $1»0 bounty. Committee of tho whole. motion of Mr. Dorsey, of Nebraska, tho bill was passed providing that Nebras ka shall constitute an entire judicial die* trict to be known as the district of Ne braska. Mr. Randall, of Pennsylvania, from the committee on appropriations, reported a resolution for thu appointment of a spe cial committee of five members to investi gate and report to the House what con trails have been made for the construc tion of the new library building, ami tho amount expended thereunder the cause of tho delay in the progress of tho work, and what persons have been employed and paid from the appropriations for tho pur chase of tho site and construction of the building. Adopted. A Young Napoleon of Finance. Prom a New York World Correspondent. Little Willie is nine years old. His sister Sadie is two years his junior. They are very ail'ectionate with one another, but whenever Sadie becomes possessed of a peony Willie is sure, by (Miaxin^s or promises, to secure it. Willie had obtained three tents from Sadie under promise of future pay* ment. Sadie secured another penny, when Willie began to wheedleandeoax to obtain possession ol it. Sadie de murred. He already owed her too much.- But -Willie persevered and at last secured the cent—this time not as a loan, but as it gift. What did Willie do? Did he spend it? Oh, no! He held possession for while and then gave it back to Sadie in part payment of his three-cent indebted ness, saying that he then owed her but two! Before the day was over Willie succeeded in repeating the operation, until finally he owed Sadie nothing! Sadie is somewhat mystified and can't exactly comprehend the transaction, but as Willie assures her that it is all right she accepts the situ ation and is satisfied. The Good Old Days. ISloomingtun PtintagrH)ih. In the good old times of forty and lifty years ano in Illinois, all one had to do with a drove of steers was to turn them out in the spring as poor as could be, and by the 1st of the following October every one of them would be rolling fat, and a 310 steer would buy eight acres of good land. Now a §30 steer, after eating lifty bushels of iiO-cent corn and §10-a-ton hay,will only buy one linlf acre of poor land. Then to raise hogs all one had to do was to turn a few sows and a boar into the woods in the spring, and every tail throw out about one bushel of 1 "-cent corn to the head to finish thi.'iu up and one had a fat drove oi lions, and every S'J.50 hog would pay for two acres of land and there were but few mtn in central Illinois in the old times reterred to, who would tratio a $2 pig for a section of land, for they could all have ten sections apiece without even paying one cent tax on it, and often there would be a large tract of land left. They Never 8peak, Etc, Pooria Triinscript. A young Peorian has been very at tentive to two Peorian girls during the last year. He loved them both, and it was an open question which he would marry. But ho has finally made up his mind, and the Munson street girl is selected. Meeting her old rival the other day she could not resist the temptation of crowing over her a little. "Jane, dear," she re marked, in tone.-:' as sweet as sugar, "I believe you were a little sweet, on Charlie once, weren't you?" "Yes, love," answered the Hurlbut street girl, in tones equally soft "he was so useful, you know, in keeping one's hand in." "I deem it my duty now, said Munson street, putting the last dash of vinegar in her voice, "to in form you that Charlie and I are to bo married next mouth." "I expected something of the kind, love," spoke up Hurlbut street. "And why so, may I ask?" "Oh yoti know, lovy, that dear Charlie is a little weak, and besides this is leap year." The two girls no longer speak. Delicate Flattery of Freshmen A certain barber in this beautiful city has been vexed in spirit because some of his trade seemed in a fair way to slip away from him. The manner of it is this: He has among his customers a large number of Yale freshmen of tender years. These frisky youths insist upon being shaved, al though their chins may be as smooth as the surface of a billiard ball. The barber saw that in order to keep that class of trade he must con' vince it that it had hair on its face. So he bethought himself of a scheme. He took a very fine razor and honed it down to a very fine edge. '.Phis accomplished, he so manipulat ed the tool that when it was drawn along the smooth flesh it made a noise as ii the points were being scrap ed oil a barb-wire fence. He tried it on the first freshman that came in, and the man went away looking as pleas ed as if his mother-in-law had just died. The tonsorial artist now flour ishes, and the freshman goes on his way rejoicing. A Brown's Valley, Minn., paper, speaking of the reports of the terrible aufferin^ among the people of that section which have appeared in various papers, says: Now bene reports are wholly untruo—with out a particle of foundation. BUINE DECLINES. & letter From Hr. Blaine Forbidding the Use of His Name Before the Republican Convention. considerations Entirely Personal to Himself Constrain llim to This Final Decision. riTTsnuno, Pa., Feb. 12. —The Pittsburg Commercial-Gazette wili publish tbe follow ing to-morrow: 13. F. Jones, chairman of the national lie publican committee, has received a letter from Mr. Blaine declining to allow his namo to bo presented to the national licpubliean convention as a candidate for tho presiden tial nomination. Mr. Jones, when asked whether Mr. Blame's declination would prevent his friends from nominating him any how, said: bAs 1 am chairman of tho national committeo 1 do not jhitik it would be proper for mo to have anything to say on that subject. "Do you think Mr. Blame would accept the nomination if tendered to him?" "I have no authority to speak for Mr. Blaiue, and have no conjectures to offer on tho subject The letter speaks for itself, and I must decline to be interviewed on tho question." The following is Mr. Blaine's lotter in full: OP THE LKTTEU. FLORENCE,TKXT Italy, Jan. 1SS8.— B. F. Jones, Ksq., Chairman of the llepublican National Committee *sir—I wish through you to state to tho members of the Republican party that my name will not ho presented to the national convention called to assemble in Chicago in June next for the nomination of candidates for president and vice president of the United States. 1 am constrained to this decision by considerations entirely personal to my self of which you were advised more than a year ago. But 1 cannot make the announce ment without giving exoressjon to my deep tiense of gratitude to the many thousauds of my countrymen wb* have sustained me so long aud so cordially that their feeling has seemed to go beyond the ordinary political adherence of fellow-partisans and to partake somewhat of the nature of personal attach ment For this most generous loyalty of friendship 1 can make no adequate return, but I shall carry the memory of it while life las'.s. Nor can 1 refrain from congratulating the Republican party upon the cheering rospects which distinguish the opening of national contest of l*ss as compared the with that of ISS-l. In lss^ the Republican party throughout the Union met with A IJJSA.STKOUS DEFEAT. Ten states that had supported (iartield and Arthur in the election of I ss( were carried by tho Democrats either by majorities or pluralities. The Republican loss in the Northern elections compared with the pre ceding national election exceeded half a million votes, and the electoral votes of tho Union, divide'" rthe basis of tbe result of 1S8-, gave to Democrats over three hun dred electors out of a total vote of four hun dred and one. There was a partial reaction in favor of the Republicans in the elections •t 18S5, but the Democrats still held pos session of seven Northern states, and on tho basis of the year's contest could show more than one hundred majority in the electoral eollcge of ttie whole country. But against the discouragement naturally following the adverse elections of these two years the •ipiric of the Republican party in tbe na tional contest of ISM rose high, and the Re publican masses eutorod iuto the campaign with such energy that the iinal result de pended on the vote of a siugle state, and that state was carried by a Democratic plu rality so small that it represented less thau ono-elevcnth of 1 per cent of the entire vote. Tne change of a single vote in every two thousand of the total poll would have 3 riven A the state to the Republicans, though anly two years before the Democratic plu rality exceeded (U*U,0UU) one hundred and ninety-two thousand. The elections of 1SS6 aud 18K7 have demonstrated STRENGTH Gnow ING in the Republican ranks. Seldom in our po litical history has a party, defeated in a na tional election, rained immediately with such vigor as have the Republicans since lb84. No comparison is possible between the spirit of tho party in l£82-3 and Its spirit in 1890-7. The two periods present dimply a contrast—the oue of general de pression, the other of enthusiastic revival. Should the party gain, in the results of 1888 over those of 1880-7, in anything like the proportion of the gain of 1884 over 1882-3, it would secure one of the most remarkable victories of its entire existence. But victory aoes not depend on so large a ratio of in sreuse the pJirtv has only to maintain relatively its prestige of 1HS0-7 to give to its national candidate every Northern state but one, with a far better prospect of car rying that one than it has had for the past six years. Another feature of the political lituation should inspire Republicans with rresistible strength. The present national idministrution was elected with, if not upou, the repeated assertions of its loading supporters in every protection state that no issue on the tariff was involved. However earnestly Republicans urged that, ques tion as the oue of controlling in stance in the campaign, they were met by the Democratic leuders and journals with persisteut evasion, conceal ment and denial. That resource the presl ient has fortunately removed. The i«suo which the Republicans maintained and the Democrats avoided in lsS-l has been promi nently and specifically brought forward by Democratic president, and CANNOT Jit I111DEN DutOf sight in 188*. The country is now in Ibe onjoyment ot an industrial system which in a quarter of century has assured larger national growth, a more rapid ac cumulation aud bioudcr distribution of health than were ever before known to hiB ory. The American people will now be openly and formally asked to de aide whether this system shall be reck lessly abandoned and a new trial be uiude of an old experiment which has uni formly led to natiouul embarrassment and wide-spread individual distress. On the re sult of such an issue, fairly presented to the popular judgment, then is no room for ioubt One thing only is necessary to assure success—complete harmony and cordial co operation on the part of ail Republicans, on the part both of those who aspire to lead and of those who are eager to follow. The duty is not one merely of honorable devotion to the party whose record aud whose aims are alike great, but it is oue demanded by tbe instinct of helf-iutercst and by the still higher promptings of patriotism. A closer observation of the conditions of life uniong the older nations gives OJC a more intenso desire that the American people shall make no mistake in choosing the policy which inspires labor with hope and crowns it with dignity, which gives safety to capital and protects its inerease which se cures political power to cveiy citizen, comfort and culture to every home. To this end. not less earnestly aud more directly as a private citizen thau as a public can didate, 1 shall devote myself, with the con fident belief that the ndnunistration of tho s/overuinent will be restored to the party which has demonstrated the purpose and the power to wield it for the unity and the honor of the republic, for the prosperity and progress of the people. I am, very sincerely yours, JAMES G. BLAINE Massachusetts Whofosale Poison* er Found Cuflty. Boston Special: The jury in tho case of Mrs. Sarah .J. Robinson,the alleged whole sale poisoner,rendered verdict of guilty in the tirst dcurev. In this trial she was charged with the murdor of Prince Arthur Fn-eman, her brother-in-law. Mrs. Robin* son bad previously been tried onthochurtfo ofkilling her son nuddau_»liter,but the jury disagreed. The incentive to all tin? crimes of which she is charged was alleged to bo tho scouring of the lib insnraiiecol her victims. Not a muscle of the prisoner's faeo moved ars sho heard the word-* uttered. Bho stood stariuii vacantly at the court for a few moments: and resumed her soat seeming to be in a Ktato of utter collapse. The ma tron of tho jail tried to comfort her. It was then that the prisoner broke down completely and moaned in a terrible man ner. The seven supposed victims of Mrs. Robinson's poisoning were Moses, her hus band Uzzle J., her daughter illie .1 ..her son i'rinre Arthur Freeman, her brother in-law Mrs. 1'. A. J-rceuian. her sister,and Oliver Sleeper who boarded in her houso anil is supposod to be a distant relative. Mrs. UohinRou pot S2.0UO on Sleeper's death $:£.0oon Moses Robinson $2,000 on 1'. A. Freeman and the insurance on Liezie J. Robinson's life is still unpaid. Postmasters commissioned: Minnesota —Grove Lake, II. Billow. Wisconsin— Klkhnrt. ,\. O. Ooldammer. Fourth-class postmasters appointed: Iowa—Kxelins, S. Muring. Minnesota—Edgorton, V. J. Milljr Towntend, A. M. Vaughn. LITTLE KITE AND I. We didn't wait for an income to marry on, little Kate and I. We lmd no rich relations to leave us legacies or to send pearl nocklnoes, diamond or naments, or thousand dollar bonds for wedding presents. I was simply a brakeman on the Eastern Michigan railway, a long and lonely stretch of rails over dcsolato marshes, 6teep mountain grades, and solitary sweeps of prairie land she was the bright-eyed waitress in one of the restaurants along the line. Hut. when I fell from the platform when tho great accident happened, you hoard of the great ac cident, I suppose, when there was such a shocking loss of life—it was Kate's care and nothing else that brought me hack into the world I had so nearly quitted forgood and all! "I would have done it for anybody, Mark!" said she, when I tried to thank her. "Would you?" said I. "Rut it isn't everybody that would have done it for nie, Kate!" So I asked her to marry me, and she paid yes. And took a litflo cottage on the edge of the Swainpscott woods, and furnished it as well as I could, with a red carpet, cheesecloth curtains at the windows, a real Connecticut clock, and a set of walnut chairs that 1 made myself, with seats of rushes, woven in by old Ililly, the Indian, who carried his baskets and mats around the country, and Mrs. l'erkins, the parson's wife, madeusaweddingcake, and so we were married. Pretty soon I found out that Kate was pining a little. "What is it, sweetheart?" said I. "Iteniember, it was a contract between us that we were to Have no secrets from each other! Areyou not perfectly happy?" "(ill, yes, yes!" cried Kate, hiding her face on my shoulder. "But it's my mother. Mark. She's getting old, and if I could only go East to see her, just once before the Lord takes her away!" It was thou I felt, the sting of my poverty most. If 1 had only been a rich man to have handed her out a cluck, and said: "Go at once!" I think I could have been quite happy. "Never mind, sweetheart," said I stroking down her hair. "We'll lay up a fewdollarsfrom month to month, and you shall go out and see her be fore she dies!" And with that, littleKatewns forced to be content. Hut there was a hun gry homesick look upon her face which went to my heart to see. "If I was rich!" 1 kept saying to my self. "Oil, if I was only rich!" One stormy autumn night we were belated on the road, for the wind was terrible, shaking the century old pines and oaks, as if they werenothingmoro than tall swamp grasses, and driving through the ravines with a shriek and a howl like a whole pack of hungry wolves. And the heavy rains had raised she streams so that we were compelled to go carefully and sloivly over the bridges and keep a long look ahead for fear of accidents. I was standing at my post, in front of the second passenger car, stamping my feet on the platform to keep them warm, and hoping little Kate would not be perturbed at my long absence, when tiie news agent came chuckling out: "We're to stop at Stumpville sta tion," said he. •Nonsense," said I, "I know better. This train never stops short of Wau kenslia city, least of all when we are running to make up for lost time, as we are to-night." "Oh, but this is an exceptional oc casion," said Johnny Mills (which was the news agent's name.) "We're go ing to put an old woman off. She has lost her ticket, she says. More likely she never had one. Goes on aslliough she had her pocket picked." "It's most a pity, isn't it, to put one off to-night?" said I. "Least of all at such a lonely place as Stumpville sta tion, where there are only two houses and a blacksmith shop." "Yes, I know," said Mills, adjusting the newspapers that he carried in a rubber case under his arm. "But the superintendent of the road lias gotout a new set of instructions, and he's that particular that Jones wouldn't dare overlook aca.-elikethis. There's been so many confidence games play ed on the road lately." "Which is the one?" said I, turning to look at the end window of the car which was at the rear. "Don't, you see? The old party at the back of the two fat women in the red shawls. She's haranguing Jones now." "I see," said I. It was a little old woman in a black silk poke bonnet, a respectable cloth cloak, bordered with ancient fur, and a long, green veil, who was earnestly talkingandgesticulating with the coilductor. But he shook his head and passed on, and she sank back in a helpless little henphehind tho green veil, and I could see her take a small handkerchief from a small basket and put it piteously to her eyes. "It's too bad," said I. "Jones might remember that he once had—if he hasn't now— a mother of his own.1 "And lose his place on the road, said Mills. "No, no, old fellow,allthat sort of thing does very well to talk about, but it don't work in real life." So he went into the next car, and tho signal to slack up came presently. I turned to Mr. Jones, the conductor, who just then stepped out on theplat form. "Is it for that old lady?" said I. He answered, "Yes." Said I, "how far did she want to go?" "To Swamp scott," said he. "You needn't stop, Mr. Jonos," said I, "I'll pay her fare." "You!" lie echoed. "Yes, I," said I. "I'll take her to my own house until she can telegraph to her friends or something. My wife will be good to her, I know, for the sake ul her own oM mother out east!" "Just as you please," said Mr. Jones. "But when you've been on the road as long as I have, you'll lind that this sort of thing doesn't answer." "I hope I shall never be on the road too long to forget my Christian chari ty," I answered, a little nettled. And I took out my worn pocket-book and handed over the money. We did not stop at .Stumpville sta tion after all, but put on more steam and ran as fast as it was safe to drive our engine—and when, a little past midnight, wo reached Swampscott, when we wercdtie at 7:30,l*icrre Kene, the Frenchman, came on board to re lieve me, and I helped my old lady oil the train, flat basket, travelling nag and all. "Am I to be put off after all?" said she, with a scared look around her. "Cheer up, ma'am," said I, "You are all right. Now, then—look out for the step! Here we are." Where am I?" said the old lady. "At Swampscott, ma'am," said I. "And you are the kind man who paid my fare?" said she. "But my daughter and her husband will repav you when—" "All right, ma'am said I. "And now, if you'll just take my arm, we'll be home in a quarter of ail hour." "But." said she. "whv can't I eo di rectly to my rtestmation?" "It's middling late, ma'am," said I, "and houses don't stand shoulder to shoulder in Swamtscott. My nearest neighbor is a mile and a-half away. But never fear, ma'am, I'veawifethat will bo glad to bid you welcome forthe sake of her own mother." She inu rinured a few words of thanks, but she was old and weary, and the path was rough and uneven, in the very teeth of keen November blast and walking wasn't an eusy task. Presently, we came to the little cot tage on tho edge of the .Swampscott woods, where the light glowed warmly tbrou&h the Turkey red curtains. "Oh Hark, dearest, how late you are?" cried Kate, making haste to open tha door. "Come in, quick, out of the wind. Bupper is all ready, and —but who is that with you?" In a hurried whisper I told her nil. "P'ul I do right, Kate?" said I. "Right of course you did," said she. "Ask her to come inat once. And I'll put another cup and saucer on the table." Tenderly I assisted the chilled and weary old lady across the threshold. "Here's my wife," said I. "Ami here's a cup of smoking hot coffee and some of Katie's own biscuits and chicken pie! You'll be all right when the cold is out of your joints a bit!" "Yon are very, very welcome," soid Kate brightly, as she advanced to un tie our visitor's veil and loosen the folds of her cloak. But, all of a sud den, I heard a cry, "Mother, oh, mother!" "Hold on, Kate!" said I, with the coffee-pot still in my hand, as I had been lifting it from the lire. "This is never—" "But it is, Mark!" cried out Kate breathlessly. "It's mother my own mot her! Oh, help me, dearest, quickly she has fainted away!" But she was all right again, present ly, sitting by the fire with her feet, on one of the warm cushions, which Kate had knit with wooden needles, and drinking hot coffee. It was all true. The unfortunate passenger whose pocket had been picked on the train, and to whose rescue I had come, was no other than my Kate's own mother, who hail determined to risk the perils of a journey to the far West to see her child once again. And she has been with us ever since, the dearest old mother-in-law that ever a man had, the comfort of our household, and the guardian angel of little Kato and the baby, when I a away on my long trips. And little Kate declares now that she is "perfectly happy!" God bless her—may she never be otherwise. SHOEOLOGT. A Philosophical Cobbler 021 Character la Old Shoe*. "Yes, sir they beat palmistry all hol low. Take yourself, for instance in your shoe I see vacillation, irresolution, fickleness, a tendency toward negligence or evasion of unpleasant duties, occa sional spells of moroseness. Show me any persons foot-covering nfter two months' wear, or often less tluin tlint, and I will tell you that person's cliarac. ter. If both heel and sole are evenly worn level tho wearer is clear headed, decisive and resolute, a good business man, a valuable and trustworthy employe or an excellent wifo and mother. If the outsids sole is cut through tho wearer, if a man, is in clined to be adventurous, unreliable and spasmodic in all his acts, if 4 woman, she is predisposed to boldness and way ward tendencies. If tho inside of tho solo is cut through it indicates weakness nfid vacillation in a man and modesty in a woman. "A certain young man who has pat ronized me for years was keeping com pany with two girls, also customers of mine. I noticed that one of tliem wore out her shoes on tho outside of the solo first, while the other stepped squarely and wore down both shoes alike. I've always had a liking for tho young fel low, and knowing that I10 was wavering between the two girls, I took him nsido one day and showed him the shoes of liis flames and told him what I havo told you. The result was that I10 mar ried the sqnare stepper and was lmppy, while the other girl disgraced lierseif. "I can alsotell something of a person's tendencies by the size of his shoe, tho breadth of the sole, the condition of tho buttons or strings, the amount of wear on the toe, the condition of the lining, etc. I would not advise a friend to marry a girl who squeezes a number four foot in a number two shoe, for sueli a one is apt to prove vain, affected and frivolous. 'Do I believe that oliaracter can be molded by keeping the shoes properly soled and heeled? Well, it has its in fluence. The gait of a person is as closely connected with his disposition as the expression of his countenance, though not so easily read by most per sons. To continue the wearing of a shoo which runs over badly only tends to confirm the habit in the person's walk. 'Your job is done! sir sorry I couldn't give you a better character, but truth is truth, and I never flatter."—Troy Standard. How Gun Barrels are Hade. St. Nicholas.—The beautiful waved lines and curious flower like figures that appear upon the surface of the barrels are really the lines of welding, showing that two diflerent kinds of metals, iron and steel, are intimately blended in mak ing the finest and strongest barrels. Tho process of thus welding and blending steel and iron is a very interesting oue. Flat bars, or ribbons, of steel and iron are alternatively arranged together and then twisted into a cable. Sevaral of the cables are then welded together, and shaped into along flat bar which is next spirally coiled around a hollow cylinder, called a mandrel after which the edges of these spiral bars aro heated and firmly welded. The spiral coil is now put upon what is called a welding mandrel, is again heated and carefully hammered into the shape of a gun-barrel. Next comes tho cold hammering, by which the pores aro securely closed. Tho last or finish ing operation is to tnrn tho barrel on a lathe to exactly its shape and size. By all the twistings and weldings and ham merings, tho metals are so blended that the mass has somewhat the consistency and toughness of woven steel and iron. A barrel thus made is very hard to burst. But the finishing of the inside of tho barrel is an operation requiring very great care and skill. What is called a cylinder-bored barrel is where the bore or hole through tho barrel is made of uniform size from end to end. A choke boro is one that is a little smaller at tho muzzle end than it is at the breach end. Thero are various ways of "chok ing" gun-barrels, but the object of all methods is to make the gun throw its shot close together with even and regu lar distribution and with great force, Thero are several kinds of metallic combinations that gun-makers use, the principal of which aro called Damascus, Bernard uud laminated steel. The Damascus barrels are generally con sidered tho best. Living from Hand to Mouth. From the Cleveland Leafier. One startling fact brought out by the great miners' strike in the Schuyl kill valley is the strictly hand-to. mouth system of fuel distribution in great centres of population. The stock ol coal on hand in cities near the mines is utterly inadequate to supply the needs of manufactories and other large consumers for more than a few weeks in advance. Of course, at points more remote, es pecially such as receive their coal mainly by routes like the great lakes, which are closed a large part of the year, the accumulation of fuel is quite extensive at certain seasons in par ticular. Taking the country as a whole, however, in view of the ease with which stocks of coal may be carried without loss or injury, the margin protecting consumers lrom the con sequences of a stoppage of work in tlie mines is very small. A total ces sation of mining in all parts of the United States would very speedily bo followed by terrible distress and busi ness stagnation. In fact, the world, even yet, comes lar nearer living from hand to mouth, in the necessaries, such as food and fuel, than we are apt to think. Eternal industry is the price of protection from cold and hunger. Mrs. Oliver Wendell Holmes, wife of ho poet, died in Boston in the sixty-ninth year of ber »|e. The statement is freely made in tue streets ot Winnipeg that tlie late Attorney General Hamilton, who made application for admission to the Minnesota bar dur ing liis recent visit to St. I'aul, cannot now hold his seat in the legislature and that his constituency wiilhe declared va cant liy tho new government. The matter is now under consideration. The oath taken swears non-allcginnce to any other country than the United States. We havo no hesitation in recommending Hail's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Konewcr as asuro cure lor duiidruff, and to restore the natural color ot the hair. BURLINGTON A NORTHERN. Reasons Given by an Official for Withdrawing from the Western States Passenger Association. General Passcnccr-Agent Kon.von, ot tho Chicago, liurlington & Northern, sat as quietly in his otliec as though he wero per fectly unconscious otthofuct that his road was in the midst ot a great tempest. To the usual inquiry, "Any news?" lie answered: "Yes a little." "What is it?" "Well, in tiie first, place, you aro awnro ot tho fact that the Burlington will, on tho '.Mil ot tho month, withdraw from tho Western States Passenger Association hut you may not know tlio reasons that led us to tako thisstep. Wo do it, not for the purpose of cutting rates, but sim ply to put ourselves in a position to moot any competition that may arise." "Will you pleaso indicate tlio nature of this competition, and why you cannot meet it as woll while a member of the asso ciation as when out ot it?" "Certainly. As long as wo remain in an association of this kind we will endeavor to lire up to its requirements. We want our share of business, liut wo want to oh* tain it in a perfectly legitimate ana husi* ness-iike manner. Now there are six lines ot road between Minneapolis and St. Paul and Chicago. Thrco of these nre tirst class roads the fourth needs eonsidcrablo work before it can he placed in this class the tilth has never mado good time between these points, and the sixth lias so much longer routo that it can hardly be called a competitor. And yet this Inst road, be it said to its cr»lit, has mors nearly lived up to the spirit and letter of its agreement than the others, and has been very clean in all its dealings with the association "llut all these roads want business, and some of them resort to very questionable methods in order to secitro it. Our great est trouble is with tho 000-mile tickcts. If the restrictions placed around their is sue and uso wero uiily faithfully adhered to, there would be 110 trouble. But when John Smith can ride on Tom .loncs's tick et, and conductors pay no attention to signatures, the way was open for all kinds of trouble. Now, there is one road which has a scalper's oilico right under its regu lar ticket nllk'c. (An:l 1 may say that it is hematic tlit' greaterpartoftlieso ticketsare in tlit* hands of srai|nrs that tlio trouhlo arises.) If you want a 2,uoo.mj|o ticket, you are toUl to wait a minute, and a boy is sent down into the scalper's otfiee to get oue. Wo do not sell our tickets in that way—in fact, do not countenance scalpers in nny way. ilence wo aro at a decided I disadvantage. "The Bnilington has no local interest at stake. The country through which we run is sparsely settled hv a class of people who 1 do not travel much, uud who do little or no shipping so our through business is what we luustguanl aud foster. During tho past year our trallic between Minneapo lis aud Chicago has been hbavy, aud we aro gratified. But wo must preserve it. Whoti we entered lie association we thought it would be a protection, and wo wero tho first line to cuter such an association with out first kicking up a muss, lint no soon er had we done BO 110 than wo found ourrivals resorting to all manner of devices to cut our thronts. One sold tickets through a scalp er in its own oflice at reduced rates whilo another one charged tariff figures, butaft er along lapse of time refunded part of the money. So we concluded to get out of it, aud place ourselves in an independent po sition." "What do you propose to do now? Will you commcnco cutting rates at onco?" "'Not by any means, llato wars do not pay. When only two lines are in compe tition it may do, but where six roads are concerned it is simply suicidal. We will make good rates, but wo wiil not al low our rivals toget away with us. We will be in a position to name "our own figures, matter what tho others may do. Our intention is not to cut ra.tes, as 1 said bo fore, but to meet the rates, low as they may be, that are madeby our competitors, no matter whether it is dono by under handed devices or uot. Wo will begovern ed by circuuistauces. More of this 1 can not say until after tho lltli of February. Salvation Oil. the greatest cure on earth for pain, may be relied 011 to effect a cure wherever an external application can be used. Price 2~ conts. It iatlie old,old story: Love at first sight! A walk in the beautiful moonlight night both catch a dreadful cold and give up all liopo, hut finally find reliof in a bottlo of I)r. Bull's Cough Syrup, get married and are at last happy! The will of Jennie Lind bequeaths to her grandson a cahinct of hooks presented her by New York Fire companies. Tho free hold estate purchased out of tlio S100, 000 which an American settled upon her 011 iter marriage is bequeathed to her hus band. A legacy of oo.OOl) Swedish crowns is bequeathed the university a I'psnla, Sweden, for the maintenance of poor stu dents. Tho university of Tumi, Sweden, receives o(.',000 crowns, to be applied to aid poor students who propose to enter tho ministry ot tho Protestant church. Tho personal property of tho dead singer is vnlued at XJO.GoO. W a S a It is that impurity in tho blood, which, accumu lating ia the i:land« of the liuck, produces lumps or KWfllin^s Miiich causes painful ruuuing screa on tho aruiK, let's, or l'oot which develops ulcer* in tho eyes, ears, or nose. oCtt-u causing blind* iicss or doatm-SH which is the origin of pimples, cnuceroud growths, or tho many other nuiiifc-sta tlous usually ascribed to "humora." It is a inoro toruiidable euvuiy than consumption or canccr nloue, for scrofula combines tho worst possiblo features of both. Being the iuo.it ancient, it is tho most uencral of all disoaseo or ufTcctions, for very few persons are entirely free from It. How can it be cured? lly taking Hood's Sara.ipa* rilla, which, by tho cures it ha* accomplished, often when other medicines have failed, has proven itself to bo a p.'tcnt and peculiar niediciiio for this dis ease. Some of these cures are really wonderful. If you buffer from ecrotula in any of its various forms, bo sure to pivo Hood's Uarsaparilla a trial. Sond for book of cures. Hood's Sarsaparilla Sold by all druUnists. $1 six for $5. Prepared only by C. 1. llOOl), CO., Apothecaries, Lowell. Mass. 100 Doses One Dollar. For The Nervous (^.Paine's (Mound BURLINGTON. VT. which VOU WI1X SAVE MONEV Time, l'aln, Troubles and will CI KE WKVCR CATARRH BY rsjxo ELY'S CREAM BALM Apply Balm imn naoh nohtril. JlHnPV-'JCifitvfOWirh »t.N.V. XO "dlduotcr'iS 5UACOBSOI], SCIATICA. Misery.—It ia instructive to note from the catalogue of diseases that nine-tenths of fatal caws reach tlicir chronic stage through a stupid indillerence to a correct treatment when the system is lirst assailed. It is easily shown that thousands of lives could besaveu. KI:UVOI:S PAINS. Torture.—For instance: SCIATICA, which so Forely nfllicta the human family, and which is dunned to lie neuralgia of the sehilic nerve, rheumatism of the hii»-joint, or parts adjoining it, hip gout, pains in the loins and hips, even in its mildest form never seizes its prey without due warning. SYMPTOMS. Acute.—Sudden and acute pains fn the hip and l-ns redness, swelling, tenderness, soreness, fever, lameness and sometimes ex* cruemting pains. Tho disease rapidly level ops into chronic or inflammatory «tagc. TKEATMICNT. Cure.—Rub the parts vigorously with STatVei'ted JACJUWthoroughlyand OIL So!'T by Druggist* create a burning sensation l»y the friction nfruhhinc on the Oil apply warmth Uanncts wrung out in 1 lot water. MUL Pc-ilrrs Everywhere THE CHARLES A. VOGELER CO.. Baltimore. Mil. The Source of Dramatic Merit Fanny Davenport saya that those who iniaeinothe so-called "born actor, and actresses" have not cultivated with an indefatigable assiduity the talents he or she possess from nature have a very imperfect knowledge of the source of the merit which so as tonishes them. Kachel worked and struggled to ain the goal—hour after hour, day after day, intonation, pauses, declamation—all she studied step by step with her master, Samson. Not one elTect that delighted and elec trified her audiences but was studied and tried and studied again. Of her self Miss Davenport says: "My best results have been tlirousjh my greatest study and work. Many a night have I crie.lniyseltto sleep, unable to reach an effect or make a certain point. There have been times when certain roles have been as close to me, and even after repeated rehearsals remain ed a blank and I became wholly des pondent, when, all at once, the veil fell from my eyes and seemed to realize the character aud its possibilities." MM The Number of the Stars. Philadelphia liccord. In some remarkable mathematical observations by M. Hcrmite concern ing the number of stars, he shows that the total number visible to the naked eye of an observer of average visual power does not exceed six thousand, aud of these the southern hemisphere contains somewhat the larger num ber. In order to seo this number of stars the nijjnt must be moonless, the sky cloudless and the atmosphere pure, and here the power of the un aided eye stops an opera glass will bring out 20,000, while a small tele scope will bring out at least 150,000, and tho most powerful telescopts yet constructed will show more than 100,000,000. M. Hermite concludes from his various observations that tho lisht emitted by all thu stars upon the whole surface of the globe is equal to one-tenth of the light of the full moon. Are you and, despondent, gloomy? Are you sore distressed? Listen to the welcome bidding. "He at rest." Have you aelies and pains unnumbered, Poisoning life's Golden Cup? Think not thero's no balm in Gilead,and '•(Jivo it up." A Oolden Itemedy awaits you— ftoldcn notnlone in name— licach, oh, suTtering one and grasp it, Health reclaim. There is hut one "(iolricn" Jtemedy—Dr. Pierre's Golden Medical Discovery. Jt stands nloue as tlm great "blood-ptirilier," *,strenjrth-reneworM and "health-restorer," oi tho aye! The Liver, it regulates, remov* itif$ all impurities. Tho Lulu's it strength ens, cleansing and nourishing them. The whole system it builds up, supplying that ahovoaJ) other things most needed—pure, rich Ulood. Gen. Joe Johnston, now eoventy-five, is well preserved and straight as an arrow. CUTJCL'IIA The Debilitated The Aged. Medical and scientific skill has at last solved the problem of tho loiwp ur-eded mediclno for tho uer- FOUR, debilitated, and tho atrcd, by combunnjf tho oost nerve tonic*. Celery aud Coca, with other eflfec. ttvo remedies, which, actiuir pently but Hlicicutly on tho kidneys, liver and lowela, romovo diis«-a8i\ restore strength and reuew vitality. This medicine is I am a canvasser, and oue year ago I was badly afflicted with snlt rheum, so that 1 wasunnble to walk. I tried theCuricuiiA I It flUs a place heretofore unoccupied, and marks a new era in the treatment of nervous troubles. Overwork, anxiety, disease, lay tho foundation of uervous prostration and weakuess, and experience has shown that tho usual remedies do not mend tho strain and jiaralysis of tho nervous system. Recommended by professional acd business aen. Bead for circulars. Price SI i00« Sold by druggists. WELLS, RICHARDSON&CO., Proprietors IV MEDIES,and ESOLVENT, DRUGRAND OF The Senate committee on commerce hae received from the engineer corps a report adverse to the bill introduced by Senator Davis allowing the construction ot a bridge from Minnesota point to Wisconsin point. The chief reason given Is that it will prove an obstacle to navigation at the head of the lake and cauee endless dif ficulties. Farmora and others who have a little leisure time for the next few months will find It their interest to write to B. F. Johnson & Co., ot Richmond, whoeo ad vertisement appears in another column. Thoy offer great inducements to persons to work for them all or part ot their time. AIUOB J. Snell ot Chicago, a millionaire, is murdered by burglars, whom he had sur prised at work. W. II. Wortliington, editor of the "Pa trons ot Husbandry," published at Co lumbus, Mass., writes under date of Feb. 25, 18S2: "Your great remedy, Allen's Lung lintaam, I h*ve used in my family for fifteen years for coughs and colds, ana know it to be the best." 25c., 50c., aud $1.00 a bottle. Rev. Theodore W. Haven ot Battle Creek, Mich., who has bean missing for two weeks or more, has been heard from, lie is in liertin, Germany. At Gait, Ont., John Curry, a farmer, shot and killed Henry Main, a banker, and then committed suicide. MM "I Don't Want Relief, But Cure," is the exclamation of thousands suffering from catarrh. To all such we say: Ca tarrh can he cured by Dr. Sago's Catarrh Remedy. It has been done in thousands of cases why not in yours? Your dangor is in delay. Knclose a stamp to World's Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo, N. Y., for pamphlot on this disease. Tho operation of tracheotomy is perform ed upon the German crown prince and the result is reported to bo satisfactory* In answer to casual question, How easy and truthful to tell it's A cure for the wor^t Indigestion, To take Pierce's Purgative Pellets. David T. Bunker, t'nited States consul at Demcrara, died thero of yellow fever. SIOO For Nothing. The Eclipse Bag-holder (patonted), holds flour, grain or potato bags open and standing in any position desired. Saves one man's work. All grocers, com mission men, farmers, Hour and grain dealers, recommend it. Sells for 50c. at sight. Agents wanted. Largest commis sion ever paid. Sample, terms, etc.. sent for 25c. You can make 8100 commission in days. Kclipse Bat! Holder Co., Kootu 10, No. '.4 K. 4th st., St. I'aul, Minn. F. Marion Crawford, tho novelist, is six feet two inches in height. A Soitrc TIIHOATOR COLMIII. if suffered to progress, often results in an incurable throat or lung trouble. "Brown's Bron chial Troches" give instant relief. Northwestern railroads complain loudly of tho provisions of the interstate law. Unitarian Literature Explaining the Liberal Faith as held by I'nitariaus, sent free by addressing J. E. Mct.'uiuc, 3 0-1 Pleasant Ave., 8t. Paul, Minn., or M. E. IVrtridgo, 1108 Harmon Place, Minneapolis* Ira De Graff of Winona dies at tho Mer chants hotel St. Paul. The North Star Lung and Throat Bal sam is a sure cure for Coughs and Colds. The prince af Wales is again undergoing treatment to reduco his obesity. Consumption Surely Cured. To the Kditor:—Pleaso inform your readers tliat 1 have a positive remedy for tiie above named disease, liy its timely use thousands ol hopcli'SM i-jin'h haw been permanently cured. 1 shall la'ulud to send two bolt les of my remedy free to any tif your lvadws who have consumption it thry will end me their Kxprecsand P. O. address. UespecttuIly.T. A.Sloeum.M.C..lSli,earlstN.Y. Itching Piles. fiTMrroMA—Moi«hire intense itchia? aai atlncia? m«t st ni^ht worse by ftixAtctuii *. if *ilwa|to continue tumors form, oftm lil^s :m:| NTE, IIEI!NNINK?ERYwir\which SWATS*'* OINTMENTulcer- KTONS the iuriiiut: and bloating, lieulu ulrcmrinn. ami in many cii«c*rein'IVF»thdtiimorH. It i*(i|Allre!!k-a*ii)i4 inciiringall skin Planes. SWAVS'H fc8(W, Proprietor* Philadelphia. SI)H.<p></p>WAVNU'S OiNTMKSToaa bo obuinsd of dnij God Bless the Duke of Argyle The most distressing forms ot Itchinjr and In flammatory diseases of the skin and scalp are instumly relieved and permanently cured by the 1U:MI£1IKS, wln all others fail CUTICURA. the Great Skin Cure, and CUTICUBA SOAP, an exquisite Skin Iteautilier, prepared from It. externally, and CUTICURA KESOLVENT, tho New Dlood l'uritier, internally, cure every form of torturing, distiuurin?, itching, sealy aud pimply diseases of the xkin and blood, with loss of hair, trow infancy to old age. I have teen cured of a most skin disease hy the CUTICUHAunbearable.itching IIEMEDIUS They have enabled mo to escape years of suffering. You may use my name as a reference, aud any one who wants know about my case may write me, inclosing stamp. \V. E. 11HOOKS, •17 Grove Street, Providonce, R. X. they entirely cured me. F. E. rEUllY. Home, N. Y. Sold everywhere. Price: CUTICUKA,r»0c: SOAP, C5c $1. by tho POTTER HEMICAL COPrepared ., liostou. Muss. 43" Send for "How to Cure Skin Diseases," 61 patrcs,50 illustrations, nnd 300 testimonials. YM UUSIHA M310SUE ^BRAL^soofl^CO. niNNEAPOLIISMlNN. DO YOU KEEP IT IN THE HOUSE? A E N S N A S A The Bemedy for Curing Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Croup, Diseases of the Throat, Bronchitis, Pains and Oppression of the Cheat or Lungs, Difficult Breathing, and all the Diseases of the Pulmonary Organs. Jletter ltvmvdy tor whoaro TT'LUIOIUNG-VOUULI C'UN he L'ouml. n:fM,,euK'8, aUvKJ'" t"k'""cuk' U1"1 At.LKVS LUNG 1IAI.8AU IS YOL'K HEMEDT* who havo failed toeare their mtieau should trv tnls medicine before thev civo tbe two nn a* we know manv valuahln Hva. ^nffl^uadedtoeiveitatrtal. NOT because all other 'iot be deceived. Jt wtllcure xohen all others fail. DIRECTIONS ACCOMPANY EACH BOTTLE. rtmjuy, auu yon will Price 2S Cents, HO Cents,and $i.OO L'er Bottle. Sold by All Medicine Dealers. iJelnhia. Wiuta. Seat bi mutt for Cent*. MANCE, Ualls, Scratches, Cracked Heel, Thrush, aud all diseases of the feet aud Irrita tions of the skin of horses and cuttle quickly and peniiiHiently cured liy the use of Veteri nary Carboliaalve* 50c. and §1 at Druggists. Two years ago 1 wa* attacked with eczema. I canuot tell you what I suffered. I was the most forlorn spectacle you ever saw. Charles Kenne dy, of this place, showed me your pamphlet on akin diseases, aud among them I fouud the de scription to my case. I bought tho CUTICURAsuitable REMKPIES. I seven bottles, with the CUTICURA SOAP,andtook the result is a perma* nent euro. I thought 1 would wait and see if it would come back, but it has proved all you said it would do, so I will say God bless you aud yours. TLLOS. L. GllAY. Leovertown, Ohio. I. John J. Cas?, D. D. S.. hnvine practised den tistry in this country for thirty-five years, and being well known to I housaiuls hereabouts, with a view to help any who are ufllicted as I have been for the past twelve yeas s, testify that the CUTICURA BEMEDIES cured me of Psoriasis, or Scaly Skin, iu eight davs, after the doctors with whom I had consulted gave mono helu or en couragement. JOHN J. CASE, D. D. & NEWTON,N.J. The CUTICURA REMEDIES havo permanently cured me ot dandruff and facial eruptions when all other remedies had failed. For nine months my head has been en* iroly free from the slight est signs of dandruff, and mr skin is ns clear as when I was a boy. LOU THOMPSON, lMIlnKS', I1'1"*1"""1"' "jd. elmpjiert UI «n Soft, white, and frnn, and 1 llfl oily skin pieveute by CUTICURA SOAPand iiHltU 3 New Britain, Conn. N-lugfrre CUTICI'UAchaps SOAP. REDNESS, by bnt alway* keep on hand this safeund nure reraoily.—Alien'a Lang Balaam. ""Wool lo CROAT)? lie-member there o.vcr was LI J^JKWFT^^V. 'W rr vou HAVS DICK HEADACHE. DITNB AGVE.CM* TIVK BOWKI.N.<p></p>Tutt's IIEM'HING I If yonr rood dm nataa* •tmllat* an jmu km. ao app*tlt*, will ear* tk«M Inrtibln. Try th.mi ,on have nothing to lone, bnt will |ala vlgorvuN body. Price, aSe. per aoz. Sold Everywhere. GOLD to worth fSMper lb. PetHt^Exre ^alvel* worth 11000, but la told tS cents a box by dealer*. friU. Bj Mail, Me. Had* by J. P. Allen, St, I'aal, Mlaa. PIS OS CURE FOR CONSUMPTION DITCIITC 3- F. Williamson,!.- Colloro rATcNTo^ W•BIWMttHA Secretary, 425 TemploCourt, Minneapolis, Minn. Box 474. GO TO FLORIDA And eacape cold. For tree irutde books*, map*, or truth about land, write O. M. CBOSBY. 91) Franklin street. Ji. T. Beautiful Flowers, And the Choicest Vegetables, prown from onrhome (frown, and tmjorlea neels, be*t for this climate, at lowcfit living prices. Pleaae send for free catalogue. It. W. WOOUVILLE.Seedsman. Korthfield, Minn. SHORTHAND, TYPEWRITING, TELEGRAPHY, 8end forcatalosrue of tho Northwestern Eclectic Col lege. 303-:t0U Jicksou St., St Paul. Minn. We have sold Big fov many years, and it given the best ®f ss faction. Vr4 only by tM X). It. DYCHE A CO.. Chicago, W] air -a NOUB NTOMACU Mrtl Pills Jllook Minneapolis, A'tornay and Molidtov Lateesammar U. 8 Fateut Office. AWFU R8 WANTED-A. MOORE, 28B l* Jackson Ktrcet, Sr. I'nul, Minn. Kxpurterto Loudou, Leipzig and Puriu. lii^hcBt pricoH paid. TO 98 DAY. Samples worthS I.M rlcKE. Mnos not unlVr the Imrye'* fret. Writ# Uktnt FREE ttmWHOlUftttlO,. Bollf.MltC By return mall. Full Dencrlptloa Moody'* New Tallur ft) item of VrtN CatUac. XOODY ft CO., CinoiaaatiTfc ALLEN'S IRON TOKiC (SITTERS. The great Teaie, Blood Purifier. Appetizer aoa Lt?er lavigorator. Geauiaa nude by J. P. AlUu, St. I'aul, Mlaa. CDOCCT TDCCC $1 per thousand Northern rUnCOl inCCO Grown TreeR and Seeds. l*ure bred Poultry and £nu. Send Stamp for Cir cular. H. M. BALL, Lotia Tree Lake. Minn. CpCC7|Mn won't injure perfection inks ll»M pacKaxe tor 1 pint, any color, 10c, mail ait nts wanted. W. CUSHINCJ & CO., Foicroft, Maine. DON'T MARRY vtibtiiratod the ben eflttuf the Home Endou-meat Association. Send for circular. W. It.PKABK. ANNA C. DliEW. Prin. and Prop's. SIOO to $300 mailn working for us. Atf'-nts preferred who c»u furninh tlicir own hordes and eive their whole time to the buoinesH. Spare moments may be profitably einployo also. A fow vncanriH4 in towns and cities. It. F. JOHNSON CO.. IQia Main street. Richmond. Va. 8HORTHAND !by nvi1 fcorou«h,srpersonbt«touorHAIL ally good situations seenred by pupils when competent. Best and shortest system taught. The Dest field open to young ieople, especially educated young ladies. Send for circular, HMO. B. BO WKR, Mlnnrapolit, Minn. E O Wholly nnlike artlflrinl systrms. Any bonk learned in tmn rettdln*. KACommendnd AKK TWAIN, IIICHAUD PilOCTOB, thuSjcienfist, il»nx. W. Aaron, )riAH P. llRM MIS, Dr. MINOK,HYMW. AC. CiahHof I'fMiolumbin Law stud. entN »vfnclssw?HOfatMM»n«hat Yulu 4Ri at University cf Pi-nn. ftitla. ,4iw at WulieHitjy College, and thnw la*c* clWjOfiatObnutinmun University, Ac. I'rnKjmctusPofj* TCKCfrum PUOF. LOISETTE, «U7 Filth Ave,, N.X. E^CJRIP iEVIEBEEIft«fli Kii.net ana- 'IOM-IIDr.SAAIIEN SKa»«as MENONLY ELECTRIC PUT &SUSKNSORY l» ,'lfc.N Ui'tiiliiHIi'il thrnuth IB4& Irrrtionaor tTKMinar '«ni««xt l* this New lapr'vd Klreirle llf 114 MjkjicnMirj ur lU-fund BOMJ «.• *pwltij jMirn'.sc, iti*lti« atuU'l.Mniina- ouji.mntii inccurrcnt of ttlo«'tric!itvJhwtly ?JL"I.*P'1 them to HEALTHthro*and rls.KB.sToutsii J.iiV 8fl£*',SniKS'u™- Khrt'trlo Current instantly r- 5 Iwi'Mwm'nU. WoratrMM larM In 3 raonUw. On* IMt HtKKtn Pamphlet Free. '^ELECTRIC TRUSS FOR RUPTURE. P» 8ANDENT INV'K_I 168 SAUT ST.,CHIMU.IU. I E I S WhenIfuiyctireIdonotmsan merely to stop thsm fora tiuieandtiien have tiiem return njrain. I manna rndicnlcure. I irnvn mndc tti«fJihtwisont- UTS, EP1L* I.P.SY or CALLING SICKXtiSSaiifrslotigtitudy. vrnrrant my remedy to euro thewor«tc8S0K. Because othurehavefailed isnori'Atiou for not now receiving a cure. 8fnd at once for a treatise and a Free Rottl* of my iniAilihle remedy. Sivo Kjnr«ns aud Pont Office. II. U. HOOT, Jf, V., LAS A'earl St. NEW York. prescribe and folly an* lor«o Big 4« as the only specific for the certain ?ure of this disease.<p></p>U.INORAIIAM.M. O. D., Amsterdam, N. Y. 11L $1.00. Bold by Druggists. PEOPLE Qvsr 6.000.000 use OXFERRYAGO. sre admitted ^he tha Larcest seedsmen in the world. p. •. FERRY lllSltMH. DCKHBICO'8ft Uffaart 1'rleed SEED ANNUAL For 1888 will 1« mailed' FREE TO ALL applicants, sod to last season's customers with* out orduriof it. Invaiuablotoall. Every ierson using lartfen.PieldorPlower ^OAHOULDMNDIFCE _CCU9 IL Addraa D. Nl. FERR Y&CO..Detrolt.Mlohc PLOOMINGB A LB BROTHER® OF THIRD AVENUE* NEW YOItK CI1Y, have now ready their handsomely illustrated semi-annual FASHION CATALOGUE which contains most complete list of latest styles in Costume*, Wraps, .Millinery, Novelties in Dress (Join!*, Shoes, etc., etc.. both Foreign and Domestic, which are pold at such low prices a« to make their name reuowued throughout the Union. This catalogue is issued for the benefit of per sons residing at a distance from New York City, aud enables them to make their purchases with the same facilit it:s and at the same low prices as though they culicil in person. A copy of this hook will be mailed CQCC to any person upon application by postal intk card or letter. ItfMtllttr*. Manufacturers, Importers, (entailers* Third Avwi.ue, New York. REND FOB CATALOGUE. A WHAT CHOIRS NEED. ANXUEM HOOKS. Emerson'* Anthems of Praise. $1: per dnz. $9. Perkins.* Anthem Harp. $1 .•J" per (inz.Cl'J. Aiuuri an Antlieiu book. $1 per Order with Pttson's imprint Dressier'*Sacrel Solectiou*. £l..V»: pi rdo*.$13.60. Lams I•••(. llfiishaw. $1: pt-r iluz, if'.K Sant.-cal. 1'ulii.cr St Trowbridge. $1 per dot. $9. Vox LaudH. Krnst Leslie. #1: per doz. $«). Dmvs' K?spou.-us and Seuioucn.s. soc. per dot. Perkins' Easy Anthems. $1: per doz.ifO. mid ni.r.y others. I'leusu scud lor lists and description*. Singing Socirtle* and Cub* ned CJHTUS IINNKH. av Knu-rstm's CJjorns Book. IJU-M Jihenibi?rjer's hstof nis. $1 Thnu Holy Chtf «lr--u. Stunio'-.l. #1: Kiir .M' lus.na, llotmunu, 7Se.» Wr.vk «r tho Hesperus. At -rtoti, eta. Battle of the linns. Zoliuer Mets C»ntHt (.-retiiei. Joseph's BnndoK*. C'hadwick,$1| Itutli tui'l Naomi. Danirosch. *1 Kebecca HodgeSi (eusy) (tfrts.: Esther. JliMdimry, (easy) "i» ets. Also more thau a hmidivd Muss?*, containing tha best and sweetest of sacrcd music. Any Book Mailed for Retail Pries. LYON & HEALY, Chicago. OLIVER DITSON & CO.,Bo»ton. It will be to your advantage when writ Ing to advertisers, to say you saw th«lv Advertisement in this paper. S. W. X. u. ISMS S E O S O N & O S MAMMOTH WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRY GOODS HOUSE, 213 AND 2IR XJ COLLET A VEXUK, MIXXVA I'OL.LS. THE CHIEF BARGAIN HOUSE OF THE NORTHWEST, Mall Orders receive our best attention. Shoppiuif douo through this douartineat as advan. tageously as person, bend for samples. BUY NORTHERN GROWN *nit i.'ropn In market, and make per acre »n Early Cabtiajre.l'ntat"«it iva'.^tf.aiiti gt't. rouMint farm If Mynur Iiuiit SAUKlt'S SKfcUS! 2S 1 aoKftw* Earliest Vrgetaul# Norrluc* i-n trial, poDtiiaid. *1.00. lOD.uoo Roiies and 1'lants! Treinemlons Mo»-k Oni** «ti»i Farm ¥l»«r»r »rea, a case ot Croup 1 91. I'horusliook. Perkins* and #1. Apoyiiijili. rrahn. #1. Concert Selections. Kmersnjj, $i. ih~ chorused of the Orutnrjos. (See lists.) Cantatas ti'lassie* as Mfjiilelssoliu's rhristus, 40rts.i No. 7. SEEDS am-al i1lnr. 56.000 tin. (ilfrUH PKKiiilllM. Send Se xtamns* f«.r Bonanza Qots WS pi'r *-ret ntx) rutal'urut ever published. JUUN X. HAXzEII, Heed Orowrr. l.ul roue, Wis. var New Store, uiilth we now occapfi luis about 3 acres of Floor Bpaot* The BUYERS* GUIDE to Issued Sept. and March* each year. 49* 304 pa|pa» 8jill^ Inches,with over 3,OOO Illustration* a whole Picture Gallery* GIVES Wholesale PrleM direct to EOTIMUUICRM on all goods Itor personal or family use* Trite how (a order, and gives exact coat of every* thing you use, eat« drink* wear* et have fun with. These IXVALUABLB BOOKS contain information gleaned from the marketa of the world* A copy aent FilEB upon receipt of 10 eta* to defray expense of malllag MONTGOMERY UR 114 Ulehlaaa A.MM.CNHMObCO.£WARD n*