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All 1a the early morning boon
1 walked through blooming garden bowers, . '
Where purple pinks and pansie grew, ,
ad rote sparkled in the dew.
They were as lovely tn my light.
1 plucked the red ones and the white.
And with full hands wandered down
TJatu I reached the bus; town.
Then round me, like a swarm of bees,
Came ragged children, crying "Please 1
Oh. please give me a Bower I" And so
1 had to let my treasures go. .
I gare them, everyone, away; '
But somehow all the long, warm day.
Those Bowers seemed Just as sweet and bright
As If were tn
Mary E. Bradley in St. Nicholas.
AN AWFUL FIGHT.
AN AWFUL FIGHT. A Combat Between a Tiger and a
After an encampment of two weeks
at Bangalore, we moved to the north
west for thirty miles, and made a new
campou a creek which emptied into
the Canvery river, twenty miles below
us. There bad been no -shooting done
in this neighborhood for many years,
for the reason that a fever plague had
carried off hundreds of the natives and
depopulated . many, of the' villages.
Game had had an opportunity to in
crease, aud we had reason to look for
ward to some exciting sport A native
hunter, living near Sertngapatan, and
who was with us in charge of the serv
ants, had been told by good authority
that lions and tigers had come into the
abandoned district until they were as
plentiful as hares, and that we should
find a hunter's paradise.
We pitched our camp on a cleared
spot on the right bank of the creek.
which had two feet of water in it and
was about ten feet wide. It was a
hilly country all about us. with the
ground fairly well timbered. . Hall a
mile below us was an abandoned native
villas', and many acres of ground
which had once been tilled were now
frown up. to bush and weeds. We went
into camp about an hour before sun
down of a summer's day. and the tents
had not yet been pitched when one of
the natives routed out and killed a
poisonous snake tea feet long, and an
other declared that he saw a panther
moving in the thicket across the creek.
We cut down . the smaller trees and
bushes and built a strong in closure for
the riding horses and pack animals, and
then ran a breastwork of brush clear
around camp. A lion or tiger could clear
it at a bound, but neither bqast ever
enters an inclosure off hand. He must
be - pressed by . hunger, or desperate
with. rage. ' It had just come to be twi
light, and we were still working at the
north side of the inclosure, when the
fact that we had big game at hand was
proved in a sorrowful way. A native
young man about seventeen years of
age, who was one of the brush cutters,
was engaged with others about 300 feet
from where we were at work. It was
the last load to be brought, and he was
last of all. He was picking up his load
when a tiger sprang upon him from the
bushes. . Every one of us beard the
, snarl of the beast and the cry of t!he
man, and, indeed, there was the whole
scene right before our eves. The vic
tim, as he was hurled to the earth, fell
' upon his face. The tiger seemed to
. turn him oyer three or fonr times, and
then seized him by the shoulder and
started 'off with . him not into the
thicket right at hand, but across 200
' feet of perfectly open ground toward
the creek. .
- - For a few seconds all of us seemed
- turned to stone, lnen there was a
rush for the rifles, which were fortun
nately near at hand. There were three
or four old soldiers and tiger hunters
with us, and their presence of . mind
' brought about the death of the beast.
Some of us would have hesitated to
fire, knowinr that our, bullets would
' be as apt to hit the servant as the tiger,
but two or three men shouted ior every
body to blaze away, and five or six re
ports followed one another in quick
". succession. ''These men reasoned that
.the native was already mortally hurt,
'mid that It would be better for him to
die at once by one of our bullets than
to be carried off and eaten alive.
nave personally known of four or five
eases where men have been seized by
tigers, and I have talked with hunters
who knew of many other cases, and
there was only a single instance where
the victim escaped the fatality of the
- spring. Wheu the tiger leaps he also
strikes with his forepaw, and the blow
is terrific. "'..,--. '
The ' beast and his burden were
about half way - across - the .open
when . they ; fell in a heap; the tiger
was up again in a second, whirled
around like, a top, and'tlien, witn
tierce growl, he seized the native again
- with his teeth and resumed bis progress.
Wo were advancing as we fired, but. the
tiger . did not ' increase his pace by
second, and between the reports of the
rifles we could hear Mm growling in
savage manner. Handing my empty
rifle to a servant, 1 drew my revolver
and ran full at the animal from an
. angle, determined that he should not
escape. He bore off a little to avoid me
as 1 opened fire.! 1 knew I hit him, for
.: I saw him wince, but he kept straight
on to the bank of the creek, and after
- t:ikiug a new hold of his burden he
made a spring, landed on the other
side and fell into a heap, dead. The
. servants crossed and brought over both
bodies. It was with the native as the
tiger hunters had suspected. . In leap
ing upon him the uuimal had given
him a blow which broke his neck. The
one cry we heard was all that he ut
tered. When we came to look his dead
body over, we found that fpur of our
bnlletm had hit it, but he was dead long
enough before a shot was tired, in the
case of the tiger, he bad been hit nine
time, and three of the bullets had
reached vital spots. One of his fore
legs was broken, and he bad carried
. burden the last thirty feet and. made
the spring across the creek on three
The next day was ushered in with
v drizzling rain, . and it was nearly de
' cided not to have any general beat-
for game, but to overhaul arms and
- trappings and make ready for the next
- day. k Soon after breakfast I took
relating rifle and navy revolver, slip
pea some extra cartridges into
' jHX'kct. ' and set out alone to have
look at" the deserted village below us.
warn yottto be careful sir," cau
Hm.nl a native tiger slayer as 1 passed
the spot on which he was mending
sadiili. ' ' -'
' "Oh, I have no fear, and the wild
beast wili he asleep this morning, any
MW." ' . . :.:
"Some may not," he answered, with
a dubious shake of the bead, and he
was looking after mo ' as I entered the
I bad forgotten to say that during the
night we were greatly disturbed by the
noises around us. We kept several
large fires going, and while these pre
vented marauding bea ts from coming
too near, the glare probably attracted
them to the locality. One could dis
tinguish the spit of the panther, the
snarl of the tiger, and the voice of the
lion; and added to these were the howl
of the wolf, the chatter of the hyena.
and the yelp of the jackal. Truly, we
had struck a rich find. Driven out of
the other districts! the beast creation
had made their way to this, and the
sound of a hunter's rifle had not been
beard here for years.
I had not gone a . quarter of a mile
from camp when a large black snake
ran hissing away from my feet, and I
heard a wild beast of some sort making
its way in the thicket. These were
proofs that I could not be overprudent.
and thereafter 1 kept my eyes about
me and my rifle ready for instant serv
ice. The village was strung along
the creek for half a mile, but the first
hut 1 came to was an inclosure that
had been used for a council house.
The four walls were of adobe, while
the roof was thatched. There were
really but three walls, one end being
left open except a slight return of-each
side wall. This open space was at
least twenty feet across, while .there
was room enough inside for 400 people
to sit or stand. . The open end looked
back in the direction I had come, and
twenty feet away was thebeginningof a
wall which extended for about 300 feet.
It was about four feet high, made of
adobe, and I could not make out" for
what purpose it had been erected. H
an enemy had been expected to ap
proach from east or west this wail
would have been a good breastwork, al
though its left flank could have easily
I stood there for three or four min
utes scanning the interior of the build
ing, and then walked to the further end
of it. There was a couple of whitened
skulls on the ground, and 1 gave one
of them a kick. As I did so an insect or
a reptile of some sort issued forth with
great swiftness and stung or bit me
on the left wrist. Its movements were
so rapid that I could not say whether
it flew or sprang at me. I simply
caught a glimpse or two of a dark,
hairy object, ' and then felt the pain.
which was as severe as if I had been
touched with a red-hot iron. I car
ried an antidote for insect and reptile
poisoning. Near the great doorway
was a block of wood, and I went to it,
palled off my coat, pushed up my sleeve.
and examined the wound.. J. here was
but one puncture, but it had drawn
blood, and the flesh was rapidly
reddening. I brought my arm up
and sucked away at the wound for
two or three minutes, and then applied
the antidote and wrapped a bandage
about it. I must have drawn the poison
out, but nevertheless I soon found my
self as weak as a babe, and my head
seemed four tunes too large for my
body. Indeed, 1 was afraid to stand
up for fear that my body would not
support the head. This feeling began
to go away in about fifteen minutes.
and was just congratulating myself
on my lucky escape when I turned my
eyes to the north, or toward camp.
The sight thrilled me like an electric
shock. Close beside the wall, on the
left band side, was a tiger, a rousing
big fellow, who had seen fifteen years
of life. ; On the nsht hand side, and
also close to. the base of the wall, was a
medium sized male lion, and the atti
tude of both plainly showed that they
had been stalking me. It was a still
hunt, and I was the victim. The lion
had come out of the bush to the right,
and the tiger had come out of
thicket to the left and crossed the creek.
Neither animal could have seen the
other, and thns they were not aware of
each other s presence.
Jtlad 1 remained in tne building witn
my back to the door another moment
one of the beasts would undoubtedly
have crept close enough . to make
spring. When I turned about and sat
down on the block of woodlthe movement
upset their calculations and made them
timid for the moment Under certain
circumstance any wild beast loses heart
A move which is a surprise and not
clearly understood will make curs of
them at once, and a second move will
put them to ignominious flight When
i . got sight of the beasts the lion
had half turned, as if to sneak away,
while the tiger was crouched against
the wall, and appeared shame-faced.
Had I risen up and swung my hat and
yelled both would have bolted, but
must confess that taking my pain and
and the general situation into account
I was badly rattled. I couldn't think
just what ought to be done, and there
fore did nothing. This, after a moment
encouraged the beasts, and then came
such a situation as few men were ever
placed in. I had opportunity to see
here, a lion and a tiger approaching
victim waiting to be struck down.
have wondered a thousand times what
could have come over me to sit there
with my gun within reach and my re
volver in its holster and make not the
slightest move to save my life, while
those fierce brutes crept nearer and
nearer. 1 think the poison benumbed
and stupihed me to a certain extent
'1 hat i3, while my brain was never more
active and my eye-sight keen, I felt
helpless to move, and my" mouth was
as dry as If I had the fever. I knew
my peril as fully as any one could, but
when I thought of grasping my rifle
and sighting it the exertion required
The lion was the bolder of the two.
After making up his mind that I could
not barm him, he held Ins head tip,
swung his tail about and advanced
a slow pace. I was under cover, and
he might have suspected a trap. But
for this he would have probably made
a rush. The tiger displayed exactly the
same characteristics as a cat creeping
upon, ber prey. He crept, crawled,
twisted about and sought to shelter
his body behind the slightest tuft
grass. He did not however, take
eyes off me for the tenth of a second.
and the nearer he came the more
great lips parted to show his yellow
teeth. He was as supple as a snake.
and.nothing could be more graceful
than his movements. I could see
tremendous muscles quiver as he mov
ed, and I remember of what power
must have in his legs. It was all
ten minutes before the beasts approach
ed the point where they realized each
otherjs presence. You would have
thought with only a wall separating
thenm that they must have beard
scented each other. The fact that they
did not was probably owing to
excitement under which they labored
By aud by the lion was almost at
end of the wall, and near enough
bie spring, lie crouched down,
switched his tail in a menacing way,
and I plainly saw bis talon dig into
the earth as he gathered his muscles
for a great effort. While there was a
settled determination on his part 'to
make food of me, there was a certain
trepidation of his general demeanor.
It was plain that he was mystified, but
his ferocious nature prevailed.
The tiger kept abreast of the lion.
and be was the first to take the alarm.
He evidently scented the lion, for he
reared up, snuffed the air, and then
flung out a paw and spat like an angry
cat. This noise startled the lion, and
be rose up, showed his teeth, and took
his eyes off me for the first time.
Either animal could easily have leaped
the wall, but neither attempted it. The
tiger took on a fiercer look and drop
ped some of bis stealth, but the lion
reached the end of the wall
first, uttering a roar of defiance
and evidently expecting, to meet an
enemy, lne tiger was tour or nve leet
from the end of the wall, and the move
he" made was so quick that my eyes
could not follow it. As the lion's head
showed around the wall the big cat
made a lightning spring, and the next
instant the two were rolling over and
over at my feet, fighting as only such
beasts can fight, and' growling in a
manner to make my hair turn gray. It
was then that strength came back to
me, and I rose up, but instead of rush
ing away I ran back into the building.
Beaching the rear wall I stood there a
prisoner and a spectator. The first
clinch lasted about three minutes, and
was characterized by such ferocity as
I can not describe. While the lion
and the tiger are probably natural
enemies, I suppose the fact that both
had planned to make meat of me,
and both felt themselves disappointed,
aroused all their ferocity. Most of the
time during the first clinch they were
rolling over and over like a big ball,
tearing, biting and growling, and the
movements of the tiger were much the
quickest. - They finally separated, each
backed off a few feet, and each stood
broadside to me. I could see half a
dozen blood-stains on the lion's side.
while the tiger had been terribly bit
ten about the neck, and there was a
bloody scratch on his quarter. They
faced each other for about a minute,
the lion roaring in a deep bass and the
tiger snarling like an enraged cat.
Then, as swift as a flash of lightning.
the tiger bounded through space and
alighted on the lion's back, and a-ain
they, rolled and -tumbled about. The
fight was too fierce to be kept up long,
and too" determined not to result in
When the beasts finally struggled to
their feet, the tiger had hold of the lion
just back of the foreshoulder and he
hung there and worried tho king as a
dog would a sheep. Twice the lion
yelped out as if he had lost his courage,
but he suddenly made a grand exertion
broke the tiger's hold, and then turned
and caught him by the neck. I thought
all was over with the cat. The lion
actually lifted him clear off the ground
and shook him, and this time the tiger
whined. After a bit, however, he
twisted his body around until his hind
claws came into play, and then the
lion had to let go. There was another
rest for a minute or two, and again the
tiger was the aggressive party. This
time they fought - more like dogs.
neither seeming able to down the other
and they kept wording away from the
building towards the creek. I advanced
as they retreated, and they were
still doing their best to destroy
each other when they rolled off the
bank into the creek. - Each was cover
ed with blood from nose to tail, and
the injuries inflicted must have been
serious. The tumble into the water
separated them, and while the tiger
reached the opposite bank at one spot,
the lion crawled out at another thirty
feet away, and both limped into the
forest without the slightest . desire to
renew the fight N.'Y. SutL
MUTES OF ALASKA.
Superstitions Prevailing Among the Natives
of the Bleak Territory.
These people have no name as a race,
but merely designate themselves as
Mutes, a word which means "dweller
at or npon." A person born at the vil
lage of Tigeracb is a Tigerach Mute,
and so on. . In appearance they resem
ble the Mongolian type, having prom-
ninent cheek-bones, oblique eyes and
straight coarse black hair. If it were
not for the thick layer of dirt covering
their faces, their complexion would be
almost white, and this, with their
brown, sparkling eyes, and white
teeth, would render them very agree
able to the sight
A belief in the presence of evil spirits
constitutes their only religious idea.
There are among them individuals
called toonrachs, who perform the gen
eral omces of "medicine men. If
person is ill before the whaling season
opens, the toonrach is called upon to
exercise his skill in driving the evil
spirits from the body of the sick per
son, and from the sea, that the whales
or seals may arrive. His operations
almost every case are the same. After
a long silence he suddenly begins
roll his eyes, while convulsive shakes
penetrate his frame; he gives utterance
to groans and sighs, intermingled with
sentences pertaining to the subject
hand. During his performance a con
tinuous beating of drums is kept up,
and he falls, at the close of his efforts,
into actual paroxysms. Froth exudes
from his month, his eyes glare and roll,
and his face is contorted. Alter
period of rest he regains his composure,
begins again his interrupted smoking.
and receives his pay lor the services
Some curious superstitions are to
found : among the Mutes. If one
them is ill, iron tools, such as axes
knives, can not. be used in the house.
When a man dies, his sled, broken
pieces, is placed upon his grave, with
furs, spears and rifles. If he has killed
many whales, the long jaw-bones of
balaena are placed over him in an up
right position, to mark the spot The
Mutes are accustomed to make a large
circuit in passing the resting-place
the dead, and will on no account touch
any thing which has been once depos
ited at a funeral. Youth s Companion.
About seven-eighths of the Eu
ropean eggs received in this country
are limed. They are shipped to this
country from Antwerp, Copenhagen
and Hamburg. Those coming from
Antwerp are gathered in Belgium,
Italy and i ranee; those from Copen
hagen in Denmark, and those from
Hamburg in Germany. San Francisco
A better polish, it is claimed, will
result if a little sugar is mixed with
the stove blacking.
Hor.ev is one
duel of Cuba
el the valunl.-'.e pro-
USEFUL AND SUGGESTIVE.
Beware of swindlers travelling
through the country seeking farmers'
signatures. Christian at Work. '
Beets have been raised for 3.S0 a
ton. Mechanical methods in their
cultivation should reduce the cost still
lower. SU Louis Republican. .
The Essex County (N. Y.) Agri
cultural Society, although one of the
oldest in the State, has never had a
horse trot for money on its grounds.
Fat is the best lung food, and,
among all fat-containing substances,
fresh sweet cream is about the best,
and fat salt pork the worst. Felix L
Oswald, It. D.
In cooking vegetables, they should
for best flavor go directly from the
washing-off water to the stew pan.
This may seem unimportant; there is
more in it than might be thought.
A suggestion is given for cooking
nee to be eaten with meat, lie the
rice in a strong cloth loosely, and boil
in salted water one and one-half hours;
when cooked it will be firm enough to
out with a knife. Cincinnati Times.
It can not be too strongly empha
sized that those who observe the laws
of their physical nature are likely to
keep well and even infectious, dis
eases have little power over such per
sons, and Would wholly disappear if
all observed these laws. Montreal Wit
In selecting beef take that which is
a clear red, and the fat straw color.
Tastes differ as to the choicest cuts.
though the sixth, seventh and eighth
ribs are usually preferred for roasts.
For steak the sirloin is the best, porter
house the most economical and nearly
as good as sirloin.
A Lure for earache: Koast an
onion in the ashes; when done put in a
cloth and squeeze the juice into a
spoon. Pour into the ear while quite
warm, but not hot enough to burn a
very little more than blood warm; put
a hot cloth over the ear; and, if it is an
ache from cold or any common cause.
it will cease in a few moments. Moth
An English food inspector. Mr.
James Bell, finds that horseflesh and
beef can not be positively distinguished
by external appearance,, but that' the
fat is a reliable test. The horse-fat is
fluid at a temperature of 70 degrees.
and has a specific gravity at 100 de
grees of about 908.7; while the fat of
beef melts at 110 to 120 degrees, and is
considerably lighter. The low melting
point of the fat will snow when sau
sages are made from horse-meat Chi
With a rapidly increasing popula
tion there will be danger of excessive
dearness of meat such as p-e vails in
the densely populated countries of Eu
rope, and from this we can only bo
saved by such improvement in breeds
of stock as will produce beef at less
cost On cheap lands the short-horns.
aiming at beef production almost ex
clusively, have been best adapted to
this end. But in the older sections of
the country, where labor and skill
combine to offset the Increased price of
land, the Holsteins, bred for milk and
butter as well as beef, will certainly
have the preference. Boston Tran
Facts of All Sorts Which Every Woman
Wants to Know.
Baking-soda put on a burn will re
lieve the pain.
A novel napkin ring is of antique
brass in repousse finish.
Covert coats in tan and other light
colors meet with increasing favor.
There is no economy in purchasing
cheap black goods, particularly cheap
Metal cord and gold bullion gimps
are shown for trimming wool dresses
and coats. . - ,
If skim milk is plentiful use it for
cleaning painted floors and oil-cloth,
in preference to soap. .
Wash tins in hot soap, then dip a wet
rag in fine, sifted coal ashes, scour
well, and polish with dry ashes.
Spring mantles are exceedingly short
and scarf-like bead trimmings are more'
fashionable and more beautiful than
A new use of pretty low-priced silk
handkerchiefs is to join them together
with insertion into table covers, pillow
shams or spreads.
White gloves are coming into favor
for evening wear. In spite of the an
nouncement of elbow lengths, they are
still worn np to the shoulder.
Scotch ginghams in stripes, checks or
plaids; striped sateens, India linen in
two colors, percales, Cqambery and
prints are provided for wash dresses
for little girls.
For little boys or girls an attractive
suit consists of a white India linen sail
or blouse, with a colored kilt of gin
ham or lawn and sailor collar and cuffs
of the same.
The mahogany-colored English glove,
with very broad black stitching on the
back and four large buttons, is very
popular, and both stitching and but
tons have increased in size.
Dainty little fairy lamps now come
in form of copper,, silver or glass
globes with perforations studded with
cut stained glass, through which the
light shines out in brilliant hues.
Chintz, well selected, makes an effec
tive wall-covering. It may be stretch
ed on frames like tapestry, but the
easiest way is to tack it on the walls
with ornamental nails and gimp.
Crosses, crowns, pillars and the like
are becoming bad styles at funerals.
The hand of affection is presumed to
gather and place the few perfect
flowers that lie on the coffin s lid.
Beads of every color, pale pink, am
ber, blue and white, as well as jets,
garnets, steel, silver and gold-lined
beads that do not tarnish, are made
into passementeries for dress trim
It is predicted that straw bonnets of
the coming season will be in shades to
match new spring goods, comprising
old rose, old blue, new greens, dull
reds and mahogany colors, and will be
trimmed with a combination of upright
bows of loop-edged ribbons and small.
stiff wings or fine flowers.
A physician advises women who want
good complexions to wear thick, home
knit woolen stockings and heavy calf
skin bpots, with double uppers and
triple soles, from October to May, and
to avoid ru Doers altogether, except a
pair of rubber boots, to be worn
through snowdrifts or a. flood of water.
Hot water is a more efficient cleanser
of the skin than either cold or warm
water, because it better dissolves
grease and other secretive and excre
tive matters, says Dr. Anna Kingsford.
But the use of hot or warm baths too
frequently is injurious to the genera
health and to the skin, causing enerva-
fcwa and lou el tonicity, V. r. Wmi.
UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL
The Application for Work Submitted by
a Fresh California Youth.
As a specimen of the extraordinary
correspondence which Is sometimes laid
before the departments for examination,
the following from the Washington Critic,
notably original and unique original
where intelligible and unique where an
intelligible, and the unique predominates.
This letter was written by a young Cali
fornia n, who w ants a place in the Railway
Postal Service, to the Congressman of his
district, and by the. latter laid before
DBAS Bra: . Your correspondent is a country
man and a semi -acquaintance of yonrs "semi,"
because the acquaintance is all on one side
his. Honesty and modesty, Indigenous -quali
ties of Sonoma contemporaries of the vine
yards and redwoods push him on to this
acknowledgment. How like either is
reciprocity in its ubiquity 1 In the lively
ante-election days our Candida tonal
brother knows us ; in the dull post-polling time
we know him. Mr. , I do not know how
much of a stranger I am to yon, but I am anoor
young devil, seeking what I may devour In the
way of a job. So, with your permission, we'll
on to the animus of this prolix epistle, all apol
Will you please procure me a clerkship in the
United States Hallway Postal Service? I am s
resident of this place; have been employed in
the reporting and mailing departments of sev
eral papers in this State; was for two years
captain's clerk on board a South Atlantic coast
steamer; am fairly well educated; can decipher
any class of pen-work, from the cuneiform on a
Babylonish monolith to a Bodega granger's
eryptogramio communication in traiuitu toward
his 'Frisco commission merchant. I can speak
Spanish; enjoy exoellent health; hare a clear
conscience; am a Democrat from keel to truck,
and a good Methodist, with lots of treasure laid
up in Heaven, but none on earth, unfortunate
This, sir, is the sum total of my claims (?)
your kindness. I don't make a heavy ease. I
mnst admit, but the gods help them who help
themselves, and having done my best, await
the labors of the divinities and the coming of
the inevitable. Mr.- , don t consider me a
crank from the tone of my talk. 1 know yon
are like all representatives of a loving con
stituency, bored continually with "wants," so I
tried to vary the style of the thing, and if pos
sible throw in a little humor to mitigate your
misery while reading a clownish sort of
charity. In this community I am a quasi-
comedian, a mioroscopie Bill Nye, a rustle
devotee of Thalia, and like Lear, even in
seriousness, elemental or mental, the foot
stays with me. The curtain is going down
on your present Congressional engagement, if
It notr Oh I well, when we get the modus
tperm-U of the United States Senatorial busi
ness into our immediate hands, and anti
millionalres become elligible to the National
toga, we may advance yon from the House to
the Chamber. Mora Jvgu. I have written
what I thought would give you an idea of youi
correspondent's abilities, and what I hoped
would appeal to' your good nature and innate
desire to lend a hand to a friend indeed 1
mean in need. (O. K., anyhow, because
"friend in need, is a friend, MtesdV') So i ap
point you chairman of committee on my claims
and anxiously await your report. Please lei
me hear from you or from this.
I am your obedient servant, etc.
How They Live Down in Florida.
A newspapar correspondent - writing
front Jacksonville-Fia., says that the
town is full of Northern folks, and that
the position of the natives ia well stated
in the words of a little darky, who, asked
how he got a living, said : "In de summer,
ah, we lives often de fishes; and ia de
win tab. we lives often de aick Yankees."
Ths Eastern Adv. Manager Chicago Daily
jrws, Tribune Building, a. Y., writes
" Red Star Cough cure lor obstinate consrbi
ts a standard remedy." Price, twenty-five
Mrs. L H. Hammond, 358 Dayton street
Chicago, IlL, writes: ' Several years ago,
broke my arm, was never free from pain.
used St Jacobs Oil; have hot been troubled
with it since." At Druggists.
Paiza-FiaBTKBs hit hard. And they are
hard to hil.J'UUtntrgh DiipaUK.
True American men and women, bv rea
son of their strong constitutions, beautiful
forms, rich complexions and characteristic
energy, are envied by all nations. It is the
general use oi ur. Barter's iron ioruo
which brings about these results.
. bosti.ek may be a notorious rascal.
and yet be truthfully called a stable man.
VALUABLE A!TD COKTBTtlXNT. BltOWlt'S
Bbohcbuai, Troches are a safe and sure
remedy for Bronchitis, Coughs and other
troubles of the Throat and Lungs.
Loves to be sat upon the dude. .Es
pecially if it is a pretty girL
A Pbokpt Wav of Easinir Asthma.
Hale's Money oi uorenounu ana x sr.
Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute.
Whjh a country paper appears in a new
dress It is the editor's wife who does not
Bser. easiest to ass and cheapest Piso's
Remedy for Catarrh. . By druggists. 60c
CINCINNATI. April 11.
LIVE STOCK Cattle Commonti 75 8 75
Choice Butchers 8 80 Ok 4 65
HOGS Common 4 60 & 8 00
Good Packers 6 SO & 6 60
SHEEP Good to choice 4 00 & 4 76
FLOUR Family. . . .'. S SO S 85
GRAIN Wheat No. g red S3 O 84
Mo. red 70 a ss
Corn No. mixed . & 40
Oats No. S mixed.. (rh 8014
ma y iimoinv io. l iu tmiu 73
.TOBACCO Medium Leaf., S 00 & 7 SO
Good Leaf 8 00 is 9 SB
PROVISIONS Pork Mess. .... 17 00 17 25
Lard Prime Steam.. 7 SO e& 7 5
BUTTER Choice dairy... - SS
uno-.ce to ancv creamery... x. an za
APPLES Prime, per barrel... . 8 00 & 8 50
POTATOES-Per bushel 40 & 60
FLOUR State and Western.... 50 S W
GRAIN Wheat No. S Chicago... & S3
no. x rea , wt a vs
Corn No. mixed- 4SVi& 49!4
Oats mixed S5 a 87
PORK Mess 15 00 15
LAUD Western Steam, . QT 67M
FLOTJB Wisconsin winter 88 90 & 4 00
. 81 83
. 78k& 81
. S4H3 SBVi
. S4H& as
.20 60 20 75
. 7 7 80
GRAIN Wheal No. red.
Ho x Chicago spring
Corn No. z
Oats No. a.....
LARD Steam ....
FLOUR Family .
GRAIN Wheat No. 2
S 60 S 65
& 8 00
. 4 73
.. 7 00
CATTLE First quality
GRAIN Wheat No. red ..$ & 80
Corn Mixed S6!4
Oats Mixed . x?H
FLOUR A No. 1 - W 00 4 30
GRAIN Wheat No. 8 red & 82
Corn Mixed . ftft VI
Oats Mixed & 30
PORK Mess 18 00
LARD Steam 8 25 8 50
TOBACCO Common Lugs 1 90 & i 00
Medium jueai. o ss t a as
Good Leal 4 40 a S 00
Is a peculiar medicine. It Is carefully prspsrsd
from Barsaparllla, Dandelion, aianaraaa, voca.
Pi peine w a. Juniper Berries, and other well-known
and valuable vegetable remedies, by a peculiar
combination, proportion, and process, slvlns to
Hood's Sarsaparilla peculiar curative power.
Is the best blood purifier before tha public. It
eradicates every Impurity, and cures Scrofula, Salt
Rheum, Bolls, Flmples, all Humors, vyspepsia.
Biliousness. Sick Hesdaehe. Indigestion. General
Debility, Catarrh. Rheumatism, Kidney and Liver
complaints, overcomes that tired feeling, creates an
Has met peculiar and unparalleled sneeess at
Borneo Bach bss become 1U popularity In Lowell,
Uast where It Is made, that whole neighborhoods
are taking it at the same time. uweu arngguss
sell more of Hood's Sarsaparilla than of all other
sarsaparillas or blood purifiers. II; six for IS. Sold
by druggists. Prepared only by C.I. HOOD A CO,
Dosea One Dollar
Why did the Women
of this country use over thirteen million cakes of
Procter & Gamble's Lenox Soap in 1 886 ?
Buy a eak of Lenox and you will soon understand why.
LIVER, DLQOD O LUN6 DISEASES.;
Mrs. Hast A. If cClom, Columbus, Kam-
in Aovemner, uh,
writes: I addressed you
in regard to my health, being
liver rtisossn, heart trouble, and
I was advised to use Dr. Pteroe's
Golden Medical Discovery, Favorite Pre
scription and Pellets. I used one bottle
of the Tifiiilutton.' ten at tha IHaeOT-
ery,' and four of the ' Pleasant FunraUve Pellets.' My health be
gaa to improve under the use of your medicine, and my strength
came back. My dimouHies have all disappeared. 1 can work hard
all day, or walk four or tire mileaaday, and stand it well; and when
I beaaa using; the medicine 1 could scarcely walk across the room,
most of the time, and I did not think I could ever feel well again.
I have a little baby girl eight months old. Although she Is alittla
delicate in sise and appearance, she is healthy. I give your reme
dies all the credit for curing me, as I took no other treatment after
beginning their use. I am very grateful for your kindness, and
thank God and thank you that I am as well as I am after years
Mrs. l. v. wzbbsb, or rorfontre, Cattaraugus co
If. writes : I wish to say a few words in praise
of your 'Golden Medical Discovery ' and Pleasant
Purgative Pellets." For five years previous to
taking them I wag a great sufferer; I had
severe nain in mv risrht aide oontinuallv: waa
nnaow o oo my own worsu x
I am now well and strong, thanks to your medicines.'
am happy to say
diarrhea. My bowels are now regular,
Mrs. Pabtcxia BamrDAOB, of Jfl Lot Strtrt, -Loekport,
W. T. wriUse: " I was troubled wit -
chiUs. nervous and general debility, with frequent '
sore throat, and my mouth was badly cankered,
My liver was Inactive, and I suffered much from ;
dvawmala. I am Blessed to sav that Tour ' Golden
Medical Discovery and Pellets' lave cured me of all those
ailment and I cannot say enough In their praise. I must aam
say a word in referanoeto your Favorite Prescription,' as IS
has proven itself a most excellent medicine for weak fomaiea, ;
It has been used in my family wiik excellent results."
ilvand crow Door i
sour stomach, and many other disagreeable symptoms eotnntom
CO anas oeoroer. I ooounencva wing row -'Golden
laedioal IMsoovery' and 'Pellet and
I am now entirely free from the dyspepsia, sod ,
am. in fact, healthier than I have been for -
nve years. X weirh one hundred and seventy-,
one and one-halir pounds, and have dons as
nmeh work tha naat summer as I have ever
done tn the game tengtll of time in my life. I never took a
medicine that seemed to tone op the muscles and invigorate
the whole system equal to your 'Discovery ' and "Pellete"
Dyspepsia. Tstbksba A. Cass, of Sprfnofeld, Jfa, writees
"I was troubled one year with 119 complaint, dyspepsia, and
Sleeplessness, but your 'Golden Medical Discovery' cured me." .
Chtlls and Fever. Bev. H. S. Moexcr, MonVmnrmd. 8. C,
writes: " Last August I thoufrht I w.juld die with chills and fever.
I took your ' Discover ' and it stoppod them ia a very short time.'
"THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE."
aujiATPnghlv cleanse tha blood, which la the fountain of health, bv nauur Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. SBd good
digestion, a fair skin, buoyant spirits, and bodily health and vigor will be established. -
uoioen jseoicat Aiisoovery cures ail numors, irom roe common pimpie, tnotcn. or crupuun. w u wont ouruiuia, ur fww
poison. Especially has It proven its efficacyln curing Salt-rheum "or. Tetter, Feverores, Hip-Joint Disease, Scrofulous Bore
ana aweinngs, juuargea uianas, ana taring uieers. .
Rev. F. AsarRT Hownx, Pastor of the M. B.
Church, of SUverton, If. J- says: I was af
flicted with catarrh and indigestion. Boils snd
blotches began to arise on the surface of the
ion, and X experienced
Golden MedicaT Dtaooverr as directed bv
1 him for such eomDlainta. and in one week's
time I began to feel like a new man, and am now sound and well.
The ' Pleasant Purgative Pellets ' are the beet remedy for bilious or
sick headache, or tightness about the chest, and bad taste hi the
mouth, that 1 have ever used. My wife could not walk across the
floor when she began to take your Golden Medical Discovery.'
Now she can walk quite a little ways, and do some light work. -
Mrs. Ida M. 8ntONO,of Aimmeorth, JtuL, writes:
"My little boy had been troubled with hip-joint
disease for two years. When be commenced the
use of your 'Golden Medical Discovery' and
Pellets, was confined to his bed, snd could
not be moved without suffering great pain. But
to be up all I
and can walk with the help of crotches. He does not suffer any :
pain, and can eat and sleep as well ns any one. It has only bees) '
about three months since he commenced using your medicine.
I oannot find words with which to express my gratitude far the
benefit he has received through you."
- Skin Disease- The" Dernocrat and News," '
of Cambriduei Mwyland, says: "Mrs. EuzA
Ainr Poolx, wife of Leonard Poole, of WO
Uamsburo, Dortheuter Co., MdVbas been cured
of a bad case of Ikaema by using Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery. The disease ap
nwiml an in hep feet, extended to tha knees. .
covering the whole of the lower limbs from feet to knees, then '
attacked the elbows and became so severe as to prostrate- her. .
After being treated by several physiciana for a year or two she
commenced the use of the medicine named above. She soon
began to mend and to now well and hearty. Mrs. Poole thinks '
the medicine has saved ber life and prolonged her days." -
Mr. T. A. Anus, of East New Markcl, DortlmUr tfruntu, Mi,
vouches for the above facta.
bow. thanks to your 'Discovery," he Is able I
CONSUMPTION, VJEAK LU::GC, SFnTKIS OF DL00D.
in vis ota ,
the system .
lf1apWlytlds0up the system, and increases the flesh and weight of those reduced below the usual standard of health by-
Consumption. Mrs. Edward KiwIobt, of Harrouwmith,
Ont, writes: " Vou will ever be praised by me for the remarka
ble cure in my case. 1 was so reduced that my friends had all
given me up, and I had also been given up by two doctors. I then
went to tne oesi aoctor ui toeae para, ne uuu me idm meuiviira-
was only a punishment in my case, and would not undertake to
. trasx me. ne sua i miirnt u-v uoa liver oil 11 a
liked, as that was the only thing that could possl-
ImitH ur I
to Da-. I
bly have anv curative power over consumption so
far advanced. 1 tried the Cod liver oil as a last
treatment, but I was so weak I could not keep it
on my stomach. My husband, not feeling- satisfied
to give me up yet, though he had bought for mo
aavernsea lor my complaint, prooureo a quan-
cal Discovery' has cured my daughto' of a very bad ulcer located
on the thigh. After trying almost everything without success, ws
procured three bottles of your Discovery Which healed it up
perfectly." Mr. Downs continues: , t - . v ..
over f Lhlna- he
tity of your Golden Medical Discovery.'
took only four bottles.
and. to the surorise of everybody, am to-day doing my own work.
and am entirely free from that terrible cough which barrassed me
night and day.
I have been afflicted with rheumatism tor a number
of years, and now feel so much better that 1 believe, with a con
tinuation of your 4 Golden Medical Discovery,' 1 will be restored
to perreot neaiio. 1 wouia say to tnose wno are railing a prey m
that terrible disease consumption, do not do as I did. take every
thing else first; but take the 'Golden Medical Discovery' in the
early stages of the disease, and thereby save a great deal of suf
fering and be restored to health at once. Any person who is
stilt in doubt, need but write me, inclosing a stamped, self
addressed envelope for reply, when the foregoing statement will
be fullv substantiated br me." . ,
deer Cured. Isaac B. Dowirs, Esq.
BocMand Co, Jr. X. (P. U. Box xa, writes
- ' Golden ffedieal Discovery Is Sold hj Droggtsls.
of Sorina VaUm.
"The "Golden Medi-
Consumption and Heart Disease." I also wish
thank vou for the remarkable cure vou nave effected In tn
rot toree years i naa suuerea xrom uasc tern,
ble disease, consumption, and heart disease. .
Before consulting you I had wasted away to ,
a skeleton ; could not sleep nor rest, an many
times wished to die to be out of my misery. I
then consulted you. snd you told me you bad .
hones of cuiins- me. but ft would take time. I
took Ave months treatment in all. The first two months I was
almost discouraged : could not perceive any favorable syuiptomSj
put the turd montn a oegan to pica up in ue auu pKnw a
cannot now recite bow, step by step, the signs and realities of
but the third month I began to pick n;
cannot now recite bow, step by step, 1
returning health gradually but sure!
was the Golden Medical Discovery,
: aiirelv dovetailed themselves.
. To-day T tip the scales at one hundred and sixty, and am well
id- strong. -
Our principal reliance in eniinir Mr. Downs terrible dlmat.
Price $1.00 per Bottle, or Six Bottles for $6.00.
WORLD'S DISPENSARY UEDICAL ASSOCIATION, Prwriwts,
. No. 3 Malxt oUreet, BtJFFAMli
Joskph r. McFablajtd, bq. .Athens, 2Va ,
writes: "My wife had frequent bleeding from
the lungs before she commenced using your
Golden Medical Discovery." She has not
bad any since its use. - For some six months '
she baa been feeling so weU that She hag
w t i .t. mu
Suffer Ing; from Kidney Olm
as or from troubles pe
culiar to heraex
Jis turfase it tffleUhr the Uzitim&U hemlinrof
disme mnd the nlief of aimtnd that it does mil it
claims to do, thousands of ladies can gladly testify
1 1 has stood t be test of twenty yeusin relieving periodi
cal pain, promoting regularity of seasons, and banishing
weakness, backache and consequent nervous distress.
Probably no other woman in the world receives so
many letters' of thanks as Lydia lu Frakhara, ol
Lynn. Mass. Mrs. B - of Enfield, N. H., says:
MI will simply say that your Vegetable Compound is all
you ncommend it to be. It has don me Worlds oj
good? Another lady writes from Ottawa as follows: "I
have just to-day bought the seventh bottle of your Vege
table Compound, have ased two boxes of Pills and sev
eral packages of your Sanative Wash, and think It but
right to tell you how much good I derived from your rnedi
cines. They are a regular Godsend, All the pains
and aches have almost disappeared, my stomach is much
stronger too and 1 feci myself improved every way."1
Pviee !. mmU ay all IN
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IV AHIB1CA AJTlS EVaMrX.
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edy known for JujeumaAlMn, Pleurisy, Neuralgias, Lam
mmgo. Bacltaehe, Wtssvknefks. oolds tn the cheat and all
aeaea and pains. Endorsed by ft.av Physicians aad Jntff
vtsta of the hichMt repots. Benson's Plasters prompt
br relieve and cure where other piasters and mreumy
aUvee, liniments and lotions, are absolnt?ly useless.
Bewara of Imitations under similar sounUina; names,
awea as "Captricum," Oapucin,' CapMcine, as they
Ewtterir worthiest and Intended to drcrtre. Aakroa
isoirs AJre takk ho othbk. All drnawtate.
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Have treated tnm and its complications
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Cure patients pronounced hopeless by ths
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live a week. Give full hlntorr of oae.name. aire, aex,
how long afflicted, etc. Send for frcamphlet. con
taining testimonials. Ten days' treatment f urnlsbea
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H. M. ORKCN at SONS, M. Ds., Atlanta. On.
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FOB HOBSES. 1
Uvitxa, W. Vsu, )
. Nov. 17, 1886. f
Recently I bought a ;
young horse. . He wu "
taken very ill with Pneu- -monia.
1 tried to think
- of something to relieve .
hiin. Concluded what
was good for man would
be good for the horse.
So I got a bottle of Piso's -,
. Cure and gave him half '
of it through the not
trils. This helped him,
' and I continued giving
same doses night and
morning until I had .
used two bottles. The .,
horse has become per
fectly sound. I can reo
omniend Piso's Cure for ;
- the horse as well as for
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