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BOCK A BYE, BABY.
From the Burlington Hawkej-a.
Rnck I b?e, hahv; In the tree top,
When the wind blow the rraillo will rnrk;
bun the bough breaka the craiilo will full,
Dawn tumble baby, aud cradle, and all.
look a bye, bnby; the mea lows in bloom;
Laugh at ths suuboums that duueo in th
Eoho tho birds with your own baby tuno.
Coo in the sunshine and flowers of June.
Book a byo, bnby; as softly it "wins",
Over the cradle tho mother lore slnKs;
Brooding and cooing at oven or duwn.
What will it do when the mother is gono.
Bock a byo, baby; so cloudless the skies.
Bluo as the depths of your own laughing
Bvoet is the lullaby over tour nost.
That teudorly sings Utile baby to rest.
Bock a bye, baby: the bluo eyes will dream
Hweetest when mamma's eyes oror them
Ncvor npaln will tho world scorn so fair
81ep. little bntjr no cloud In the air.
Bock a bye, baby; the bluo oyos will burn
And aehn with that your manhood will
Swiftly tho yenrs com with sorrow and
With burdens the wee dlmplod shoulders
Rook a byo, baby; thoro's eonilnc a day
Whoso sorrows a mother's lips can't kiss
Days whim it's song will be changed to a
Crosi3s that baby must boar all alone.
Bonk a byo, baby; the meadows In bloom
May never the frosts pall the beauty in
By thy world oror bright as to-day It Is
Boek a bye, baby; thy cradle Is groon.
MY UXCLK IllOX.
Tb i IMgrarl i Annual,
My Vncle Hen believo in ghosts? Of
course, bo did ; ho used to my : "No
modern mansion of stucco and plaster
forme; give men grand old house, all
covered with ivy and hidden hv trees,
whose walls aro hung with tapestry, and
whoso passages, extending from room to
room, make tho Mood curdle with their
gloom and length. Why, sir, there is
something enlivening even in its decay ;
tho dampness of its walls, and the cracks
in tho discolored ceiliuss. which onlv
suggest to tho vulgar mind nguo anil
rheumatism, are evidences to mo of its
vcncrulile ago and respectability. The
very mieo that scamper up and ilown in
tho time-worn wuins-eonting, givo me
friendly greeting that I never meet in
your new fashioned houses, built for n
race of mnmmon-worshipers who have
made their wealth out of shoddy and
"People mourn over tho various ills
that flesh is heir to, over the loss of
money, lands, nnd health, and other in
BigniUeant things, but I mourn over tho
decline in the race of our ghosts, that
is a reidloss; but what can you expect?
They aro sneered at by foolish skeptics,
and insulted by dictionary concoctors
like Walker; what decent spectre would
feel any respect for himself when people
call him Kpeefer? It is enough to make
hiin contemptible in his own eyes, and
cause him to let himself out to bo ex
hibited nt an entertainment combining
instruction, amusement, and horrors, for
tho small sum of one shilling per head.
What honest, gentlemanly ghost, who
lives in a quiet, respectable country
house, would liavo any connection with
the disreputable roving spiritj that can
be called up by any charlatan or impos
tor to piny on a cracked accordion, to
make stupid jokes, to untie knots, and
to rap out ghastly revelations from a
dirty deal table? An old-fashioned,
aristocratic phantom would despise the
tricks of Bitch nomadic nnnnntitim.
he wanders through the dreary corridors
of the haunted house, or remains in his
garret or cellar, thinking over tho good
old times when he appeared with clunk
ing chains to frizhten weurv wiivf,mr
and mako tho awe-struck folks shudder
as tiiey Bat m the old chimney corner.
"Think of tho thrilling interest he ex-
fliU 1... .1 .1 i- . . .
v-ivwu iu-u revemeu to 1110 trtlo llCir
ine place where the money was eon
j..i I..I..H , J . .. .
icuiuti, bintt m-uauoecurunncuoi octore
he left this life for the land of shades.
Such a ghost was well worth known,
and so was tho good old scholarly phan
tom, who required yon to speak to him
in Latin, who appeared only nt the
oanonical hour of 12, and who could not
be got rid of with your furniture, but
remained one of tho fixtures of tho
"To have such a ghost in your family
is the only criterion of nje and respec
tability; once a man was known to be a
gentleman by tho houso ho inhabited,
by his carriage, and his coat-of-nrms.
Now Mr. Solomon Stublis, tho rotired
oheose-monger, buys tho houso of tho
ruined Marquis do Sang-Azur, and pur
chases a crest at tho Heralds' College ;
he may purchase almost nnvthinrr. rrmv
kcop a dozen carriages, but ho cannot
buy a gliost ; it is only tho ancient fam
ily that can keep that proof of respecta
bility." I really believe that Undo Ben val
ued tho shado that was said to haunt
his honso far higher than all his more
tangiblo property. Nothirg mado him
more angry than for any ono to doubt
its existence; he was always ready to
break a lanco with any skoptie on tho
subject, and to offer him a bed in the
haunted room; and, although many of
mo young momners 01 the family scolTod
at tho story, vory few had tho courage
to accept tho challongo.
Ono winter night, when tho wind was
moaning round tho chimney-pots nnd
inrongu ine eavcB, singing a dirgo
among the leafloss branches of the
gaunt old spectral trees for tho joys of
wie aotui summer, tno family was gath
ered round the fire in the drawing,
Undo Ben, who was standing with
ins ubck to tuo nro, saia to his no.
"I think, Joe, we had better put on
anothorlogof wood; I don't feel in
clined for bed yet, and I supposo you
youngsters intond to sit up half the
night as usual.
"I don't mean to turn in yet, for ono,
nnclc, replied Joe. "Toll us one of
your ghost stones; a regular blood-
Mil. T.. il ' i, -w
au.iiob, saiu tne oia man, i nm
afraid yon are a thorough skoptio. You
dishnliovo in all supernatural Appearan
"Certainly," answered Joe, who wo
Secretary to the Literary Dobating
Douioiy in me rown oi iuuanorougu,
and who had written an essay to prove
the non-existenoe of everything, and
that we are simply the creation of onr
own thoughts. "Certainly these impal
pable spectres are only illusions which
the disordered condilion of our weak
physical organs brings before ns."
"I own you are a clever lad, Joe, but
I don't oar. a bntton for your argu
ment. I bpliev in ghosts beoMi I
have Km them,1'
"Oh, I am open to eonrlotion; il yon
Introdnot jb toi bon-fld gl10,e, j'jj
give in. I believe only in the things I
"Joe, you have as little faith as a
Jow;andifyou only believe in what
you understand, your creed will be
shorter that that of any man I know."
"Can you givo us any proof? Can
you mention one instanco in which the
spectre has appeared to any one you
"A hundred, if you wish it," said tho
"One will do; givo us one genuine
cose and we will believe."
"I will, listen. Tho Btory, to relate
is an incident that happonod to myself
somo twenty years ago, and for the
truth of which I con vouch."
"I would give yon the history of the
spectre attached to this house, but that
only uppcars to a favored few, and I
have not yot Boon it, although I have
often enough heard the noises it
"We should prefer a ghost that can
be seen if you have ever met one."
"Yon must understand that tho vil
lage in which I lived, like many others,
posesses its spectral visitor. About a
hundred yenrs ago, an ancestor of mine
started for London in his traveling car
riage, one evening about the latter end
of J une. Ho was an exceedingly iras
cible man, and as tho coachman was not
sufficiently quick in preparing the
vehicle, he became much enraged, nnd
used exceedingly passionato language.
For some time the coachman bore
his nbuso patiently, but, at last he lost
his temper, and struck tho old gentle
man in tho face. "
"In those days everybody woro n
sword ; and my ancestor, who was al
ways ready to draw, snatched his weap
on from his sheath, and with one blow
severed tho unfortunate man's head
from his body.
"Conscience-stricken at this fear
ful crime, nnd terrified by tho droad of
its consequences, ho gazed upon the
headless body for a few moments, and
then being seized with a fit of apoplexy,
was carried into tho house by his
servants, where he died in a few hours."
"Well," said Joe, "tiltlioiiKli the storv
is horriblo enough, it has nothing of
the supernatural in it. It is quite possi
ble that an nngry old man may commit
a murder, and dio of fright.
les, you are right; if the talc ended
there, thero would bo nothingno doubt:
but what I am going to tell you, I am
afraid, will be scoffed at by my skeptic
al friends who disbelievo everything
they do not see or hear."
Unit s meant for mo. said Joe. with
a laugh. "Nevermind, uncle; go on
with your story."
"Yes, my boy, now I como to the
marvelous part. Every year, as the
hands of the clock point to the hour of
midnight, a traveling carriage, with
four horses, driven by a headless coach
man, leaves that village, and passes
down tho London Road."
"He must bo clever if ho can seo to
drivo without his head," interrupted the
still skeptical Joo.
"That I cannot explain ; some ghost
seers say that it is possible for people
in a clairvoyant stato to read from the
pit of the stomach; at nil events, a dead
man may bo possessed of faculties that
wo do not understand ; for a mnu be
comes considerably altered when ho is
"He does, I admit."
"And if you allow that a dead man
can drive at all, the small matter of a
head moro or less is of very little im
portance." "Just BO."
"You know that when a man dies he
becomes a spirit."
"That's rum," said Joo.1
"No, sir, it's not rum, nor whisky
either; and if you cannot listen to my
story without endeavoring to turn it
into ridicule, I had better lettvo off," re
plied Undo lien, who was as peppery
as his ancestor.
"0! pray go on, uncle," exclaimed all
the listeners. "We'll try to keep Joein
"Well, as I was saying, this apnari
lion made its appearance onco a year, as
the clock was striking twelve. Many of
the villagers had heard the tramp of
horses and the rattling of wheels as the
ghostly cortege went by. Now and
tlien somo fuvored individual witnessed
the hoodloss driver, as ho whipped his
horses on towards London. But, in all
cases, tuo coach passed too quickly for
any one io see wuotlicr tno old gcntlo-
man was really inside or not.
And did no ono ever see him?"
asked ono of the party.
"You shall hear. I will confess that,
until the night when tho iuoident which
I am about to relato took place, I was
as great an unbeliever as any of you,
ana always treated the wnolo accouut
as an old woman s tale, only fit to
frighten children. But. ono eveniii:
as I sat smoking with somo old friends.
one of them, a devout believer in every
thing supernatural, began to talk about
the family legend. I, as usual, threw
ridicule upon tho affair. Porhaps tho
good wine had inspired mo with more
than ordinary courage, perhaps not ; at
all ovents, I horrified some of tho com
pany by Btnting my intention of ventur
ing out to wander down tho road, and
soo if I could meet the phantom caval
cado. I sworo that if I did, I would
ask the old gentleman to crivo me a lift
and offered to bet 1(10 that tho whole
legend was a pack of lies.
"And did you go?"
"Yes : although some of the more su
perstitious of the party tried to prevent
mo, I persevered, and wandered out
into the night ready to meet with ghost
"And did you meet them?"
"Just as I emerged from the lone, tho
village clock chimed tho three-quarters,
and I sat down upon a moss-covered
milestone to wait and watch for the
phantoms that 'come liko shadow so
depart.' Tho night was chilly, and, as
as I wrapped my cloak around mo, I
began to sbndder, as I wondered if, by
uii,y puHNuuuiy, mere couui navo hecn
any truth in the strango Btory that
had heard. I had brouirht with me
pockot-flask, go I treatod myself to a
nip to warm mo, as I gradually felt,
like tho man in the play, that till my
conrago was oozing ont at my fingers'
"Oh, uncle, afraid!" cried one of the
ies, my boy, I must confess it, for
the moment I began to wish I was
back in the comfortabloolddining-room ;
but as the brandy warmod me up I
laughed at my fears, and determin
ed to stay out, careless of a man or
"Suddenly the dock Btruok,the hour
"As the last echoes died away, I
heard in the distance a sound like the
nols. of Carriage fast approaching.
My blood began to ourdle iny veini
il m nowrir vai rtr nnd, at lMt,
I saw a curious old-fashioned vehicle
coming towards me at a furious pace.
"For a momont I wat speechless, but
mustering all my cournee. I cried to the
coachman to stop. Ho did so, and then,
to my lutenso surprise, I saw that the
head had boen severed from tho trunk.
The ghastly bond lav by his side on the
coach-box, which perhaps accounted for
his being able to hear my cries.
As the carriacro stormed, ho siiranr?
to tho ground, flung opon the door, let
down the steps, and signed for me to
enter. By this time my nerves were
well braced up, and I jumped in with
out any fear.
"Upon entering the coach and taking
my seat, I found myself opposito an old
gentleman who was dressed in the cos
tume of George III. Upon hislioud was
an old-fashioned tie-wig, and in Ins
hand was a naked sword which was still
covered with blood. His face was of an
unearthly pallor, nnd had upon it a
soured, Beared look, which did not
make hima very pleasant-looking travel
"For somo time wo sat face to face;
and when I found that he did not take
tho slightest notice of me, I began to be
more at my easo. At lost I thought
it would be very uncivil to rido in tho
old gentleman's coach without speaking
to him, and I also felt inclined, ns I bad
nevor before mot with a real ghost, to
make his acquaintance. So I, by way
of opening the conversation, said,
A splendid night, sir.
"Tho elderly party in the Ttie-wicr
mado no reply.
" 'In a hurry to get to town, I pre
sume? I am verv much obliged to you
for the lift.'
"Still no answer. After this wo both
sat for somo timo in silence; the ghost
seemed buried in thought, and I re
mained watching him with great inter
est. At last, tho night being chilly for
the time of year, and the coach havinc
about it a peculiar atmosphere liko that
of a vault, I began to feel extremely
cold, and I drew ont onco more my flask
" Ihe eyes of tho old fellow lit up and
twinkled with excitement, ns ho saw me
drink. I offered him tho bottle; he
accepted it with n low bow, nnd follow
ed my example
l hank yon, said he; I havo not
tasted such good brandy for many a
day.' Ho then drew out his smul'-box
and offered me a pinch. Not daring to
offend him, I took one, but I carefully
li t it drop on tho floor of the car
riage when his eyes wero turned away,
After a second nip the old centle-
mon grew quite sociable, and began to
talk; ho complemented mo upon my
bravery in daring to stop his carriage.
For just one century ho had. once a
year, driven along this road without
meeting any ono who had courage to
ride with him; and, through rue, he
would be released from all further pun
ishment, which was to lost until some
brave fellow accompanied him in his
drive nnd conversed witli him.
"For this release ho heartily thanked
me, nnd said that, for my courngo, I
should bo lucky in all my business
speculations; nnd, as you nro nwnre he
turned out a true prophet.
"Did you talk about nnvtliinc el.se?"
"Oh, yes. Myoldfiiend hndns much
curiosity as a woman," said Uuclo Ben,
wno, i need not say, was an inveterate
bachelor. "Wo had n conversation
about London. It appears that ho was
a great beau in his lime, nnd considered
himself mi enormous favorite with the
ladies. Ho wished to know who was
the reigning toast, and was much dis
gusted when I told him that toasts had
gone out of fashion.
"Was that all?"
"Oh, no. Ho told mo where tho best
I'ivet and pomatum was to bo bought.
aud who was tho best peruko-maker:
and was huh moro surprised when I
said that no ono woro wigs now, except
lawyers and coachmen. Ho asked if
traveling was as dangerous ns ever;
though ho confessed that he had been
troubled much lately by tho knights of
the road. He said that ono rode mi to
stop him twenty-live years before, but
tno sight of Ins headless driver had so
frightened him that ho put spurs to his
horso and disappeared as if ho had had
twenty Bow-street runners nt his
"Did you not nsk what became of him
on tho other nights of tho year, when
no was not nut lor his drive?
"He said that, in company with the
innumerable shades who were con
demned to occasionally revisit tho enrth
for crimes committed during their post
lives, ho passed his time hovering round
his old haunts, longing to become visi
ble to his descendants, nnd to assist tliem
in times of trouble, but nuablo to do so.
As wo conversed, tho timo rapidly
slipped away; nnd nt length tho lamps
of London became visiblo in tho dis
tance. After thanking tho old man for
his courtesy, I suggosted that I might
now alight, as I had a great many friends
in town that I should liko to visit; but
he shook his head.
'"No, no,' said he; 'wo aro at the mer
cy of my coachman; he has tho entire
command during onr drivo, nnd ho will
only stop at tho place whero wo picked
you up, See, he is turning the horses
round ; wo are about to return.'
"If tho journey to town seemed short,
the journey back was still shorter. Tim
old man told me a hundred anecdotes
of the peoplo of his time. He had been
a stanch Jacobito, and lie told mo all
about the young Cavalier, and painted
the March to Finchley in words that
did full justice to Hogarth's picture.
Tho statesmen, wits, nnd soldiers of the
last century appeared to stand before
mo in the flesh, and I never onjoyed a
unvo ueixcr tuan tne one i Had with
my ghostly ancestor.
"As the clock struck ono, we nulled
up at tho old moss-covered milestone
where I first stopped the coach. Onco
more thanking me for tho inestimable
favor 1 had dono him, the old gentle
man signed to the drivor to open the
carriage door. I got out, as I turned
round to bid liiin good-by, I found that
tho wholo cnvalcado conch, horses, dri
vor, and old gentlemnn had vanished
into thin air, and I wns alono.
"Alone?" exclaimed his hearers.
"Yos," said Uncle Ben; "but the
strango thing was that I became insen
sible, and know nothing more until I
wns found tho next morning lying be
sido the milestone with the empty
orandy-nasK in my Bands.
"I thought bo. You emptied the bot
tle, fell asloep, and dreamed that you
saw tne phantom cortege, said Joe.
"No, Bir, it was no dream. When I
saw that carriage, and when I rode in
it, I wns as much awake as I am now;
and when yon aro as old as I am, and
havo seen as many wonders, you will be
urpriaed at nothing, and will own that
there are more thing) in Heaven and
nrth than ar dreamed el in STOUT
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EATING WITH THE KNIFE.
"We have many authorities on the
subject, but I would liko to so) a sensi
ble, illkfillifrent wnll-lirnrl rminnn na in
how far the knife can bo made use of
in eating, without one being considered
Tho shortest answer in flm tioat nnf
at all in polite society. But what our
correspondent pornaps means, is: What
sense or reason is there in the prohibi
tion, hv sncietv. rtf tliA nap, t,t flm lnif..
in eating? That is a harder question ;
out tuo suiiicicnt lact is that society
doesn't need to furnish reasons. In
tho ronlm nf ntwmnftn u4inticii ia ia
right. As a matter of fact, it is doubt
less niarmiug or unpleasant to many
people to see a knife put into tho
mnuth it flncrfvnatn n nnciaililn mil nnA
too nenrly resembles shoveling in the
ioou. a man may Know that ho will
not cut. himself, anil rWlnrna flinf 1,a
liftjl no ITtnrn fnnd fhfin liia nmrrliltm.
does on a fork. But society says that
u is ui-oreu, and until the custom
changes peoplo had best conform, un
less it is a matter of conscience with
them. As Hamerton says, in a parallel
case, you may see no reason why you
cannot come to tho dinnnr-tuhln will.
your shooting boots and jacket on, and
unug your aog witu you, u you are
clean nnd your dog is well-bred. Vory
Woll. Society will not nrrrnn tlm miitif
much less than concede it. It will
simply drop or taboo yon. If it is es
sential that a man should cut with his
knife, or in his shootinc Incltnt.-. nr flmf
he shall take his plate in his hands, or
iiriiiK out oi tno Dottle, or discard both
knife nnd fork on tho ui fhnf "fin...,
wero made before forks" bo liml lr.fnf
dino alone. That is tho way it seems
to us. uoniormity is tho best wisdom
in minor nnd unessential matters of
custom and fashion.
One nnd nlmlf nntinila nivnni nlmnn.la
two ounces bitter almonds, ono fourth
pound sugar, eight eggs, ono nnd a half
pint milk. Blanch nnd dry the nlmonds
in a cloth, then pound in a mortnr till
a SmOOtll lMlstc. mill ihova in i.hn n-nll
beaten eggs tho sugar and tho milk, stir
an over uio nro mi thickened, but not
allow to boil, then strain, and put the
niixturo in to tho freezing pot, nnd sur
round with ice and freeze. When quite
irozeu nil n pudding mould, put on the
lid, return to the ice, nnd keep there till
Heeded on the table. Tlinn turn f.n n
dish and garnish with a eompoto of any
lruii. preierreu, pouring a little on the
top of tho pudding. Flavor tho pud
dine with nuv flavor tlmf. in HL-n.1 Ti
takes half an hour to freeze.
TO DYE SCARLET.
One and one-bnlf nnncit nf mnvintn nf
tin: One OllllCe of pni'llinonl nnn mmj.n
of crentn-of-tartur. To ono pound of
cioui or yarn allow three gallons of wat
er; when blood-warm, add one ounce of
crenm-of-tartar ; inerenso flm lmnf n lif.
tie, and add ono teaspoonfnl of the pul
verized cochineal and three-fourths of
an ounce of muriate of tin ; wet the
goods iu warm water; put into the dye
and boil ono hour, turning often; take
out and rinse in cold water; then add
the renminbi" cochineal and tin n,ini,i
to three gallons of warm water; put in
ine goons aim proceed as before. This
recipe for scarlet is the best I have ever
known. It does not fmlo nr turn ilm-l-
when washed with soap.
okiia sot p.
Take n knuckle of bnnf 'mrdr it nn
small to expose the marrow, boil in six
qtinrts of water seven hours; then take
out the bones and meat with a skimmer,
and season with pepper and salt. Put
to tho liauor two Biuall onions cut (Inn
one carrot also cut up, a few pieces of
ceiery nnu a sprig oi parsley, ono quart
can of tomatoes, or a dozen fresh ones,
and ndd two Quarts okra cut mi fino
and boil two hourslouger. Season with
more pepper and salt if needed. Strain
aud servo hot.
One nnd one-bnlf nint. nf millr mm
enp of crenm, two cups of sugar, one-
uan cup oi uutter, one-hall pint of mo
lasses, ono and oue-hnlf cup of hop
yeast, ndd flour to mnko a thick batter
nnd let rise all night. In tho morning
add ono cui) of butter, sir cnna nf aiimir
five eggs, one tnblespoonfulof soda, ono
half cup of wine, seven pounds of rais
ins, niucu 10 insto; stir to a tuicu batter,
put into tins nnd let rise nguin ; buko ns
yon would bread.
Ct'IUXO PEEK Foil HUMMElt.
Pack the beef with two ni tin
pounds of salt to the 100 pounds of
uu-iii. in iiireo or iour nays taKo it out
and Wash ifcandrenm-lr nuinrr in i-nnimlr.
ing and in tho brine eight pounds of
salt to the 100 pounds of ment. To the
salt used iu tho brine mid turn nntiAii nf
saltpetre, five pounds of sugnr, nnd ono
ounce oi uayenni popper, lion and
skim the brino. nnd nour over tlm mt
COCOA NUT I'l'PDINU.
Grate ono onenn. nut nnnnrl ni- -rtll
fino five Boston crackers, and mix with
tne cocoa nut; add to them a pint and a
half nf hnilino- milk mwl tbrnn t,,1,ln.
spoonfuls melted butter, or ono pint of
sweet cream; beat six eggs, yolks nnd
whites separately, and stir in the niix
turo : ndd a small cupful sugnr, and fla
vor withroso water; bake or boil like
custard. To bo eaten cold.
One ounce flour sulphur, ono ounce
pulverized sugar, a small qunntity of
ground capsicum, enough to barely fla
vor it; dose, as much asthroeceutpicco
can hold every two hours; rub the chest
and spine with butter and salt. The
homoopathic remedies nro nrscnicnm
and capsicum; avoid sauces, cheese,
sokes, pies, gravies, as food.
TO I'ltEVENTPIKCItlisT IlEOOMIN't SOAKED.
Rub over tho under orust well with
tho beaten white of an egg before fill
ing the pie. Should tho upper crust be
brushed with the egg it will do noharm.
If pie crust is mixed with good, sweet
oream, and prepared as above, I enn see
no reason why it is not perfoctly
To put betweon cakes. To ono full
tablespoonful of gelatine ndd two tablo
spoonfuls of boiling water; stir until
dissolved; thon add tho juico of one
lomon. the wliit.n nf nnn orrrv ,m.1 nnn.
fhnlf cupful powdored sugar; boat until
I 1 1. 11. IB.
a nuui, men spreau at onco upon tne
Grata the yollow rind of ono fresh
orange; take the juico and pulp of two
large oranges, add to them one cupful
of sugar and the beaten yolks of threo
ecrcrn: miv nnn nnnftd nf millr will, flm
whites of the eggs beaten to astifffroth;
Dane in pun paste.
CtJRE FOR BLLIOUS HEADACHE. '
Dlssolvo and drink two teaspoonsfid
of flnely-powdered charcoal in one-half
a tumblerful of water il will relievt in
fifteen minntei takli itdliti powder
in hour .ftirwwd,
Paris is the great center for this busi
ness, writes the French correspondent
of tho St. Louis Journal, which has
boen brought to tho most astonishing
pcnection ine astounding transforma
tion of grains of heavy-looking, dirty
sand into a diamond of tho finest water
is the daily avocation of a largo number
or persons wno avowedly work with the
intention of deceiving every body but
the buyer. Every thing in the operation
depends upon tho quality of Band, and
that used for the purpose is brought
from the forest of Fontiuneblue. Large
quantities of it aro sent abroad so high
is the repute in which it stands. For
imitating emeralds, sapphires and ru
bies a coloring mnttcr entirely mineral
in its original, is employed and it has
been brought to a high state of per
fection. About twenty years ago the
principal merchant in this class of
jewelry was a Mr. Bonrguigon, whose
atelier was situated at Barrier du Trone.
He was the prince of his trade, and
surpassed all others in the excellence of
his productions. He employed nearly
100 workmen, besides a number of
women and girls, whose business it was
to polish tho colored stones nnd lino
tho false pearls with fish scales and wax.
The scales of the roach and daco are
chiefly used for this purpose, and form
a considerable source of profit to the
nsuermen ot the Seine in tho environs
of Corbeil who bring them to Paris in
inrgo quantities during the season.
They must bo stripped from tho fish
while living, or the glistening hue which
we ndmire so much in tho real pearl
enn not bo imitated. It was, however,
to the "cultivation" of the diamond that
M. Bonrguignon dovotod his ingenuity.
nnd, had ho detniled tho mysteries of
his craft, somo of tho most singular
histories of "family diamonds" nnd
"heirlooms" would havo been brought
The Laboratory of the Sj Mem.
Tho stomach is the laboratory of tho
system. In which certain mysterious pro
cesses aro constantly going on. These ro
suit In tho production of that wonderful
vivifying agent the blood, which In a state
of health rushes laden with tho elements of
vitality to tho remotest parts of the system.
Hut when the stomach is semi-paralyzed uv
dyspepsia, blood manufacture Is carried oh
Imperfectly, tho circulation prows thin nnd
siuggiHU, and the system stifTors in conso
nueneo. Moreover. Indicostlon reacts unnn
the liver nnd bowels, rendering tho first
sluggish nnd tho hitter constipated. The
brain also suffers by sympathy, nnd sick
houdachos, sleeplussnoss and nervous
symptoms nro cngonderod. Hostottor's
Stomach Hitters roforms this stnte of things,
gives permanent tone and regularity to' tho
stomach and its associate organs, the
bowels and liver, and ensures completo
nourishment and Increased vigor of the
system. It Is tho most populnr ns well us
tho most ofnelont anti-dvspeptic and tonic
The Aiitl-IIonopoly K'eiiee.
Tho auti-monotiolv sentiment throughout
the wed can bo credited with tho accom
plishment of great good In a great, manv
different ways. Grangers havo buen hooted
aud yet tho granger laws havo become
recognized, and their Balutary olTocts ure
felt iu suvings which all classes can trace.
Among others tho Introduction of tho barb
wire fence, which, while it wastho discovery
of u wonderfully udvatitogeousHiibstituto for
the wood fence, threatened the farmer with
terrible extortion through an assumed mo
nopoly. Patents wero secured by certain
parties which w-ore supposed to control the
entire manufacture of the barb fence. Al
about the sniiio time Mr. Jacob 11 aish, of
DeKulb, III., dutcrnilncrinn nil investigation
and thereby i-oon discovered that barb wire
was in general use long before tho alleged
"broad claim" patents were taken out, that
It had become common property; and
It Is n well established principle of ,aw that
common property is not patentable. Alter
making this discovery und after taking the
u'lviee oi tno most eminent legal minds,
Mr. Haish determined to proceed nt once
on tho right common to all men to manu
facture, mill farmers may thank Mr. Haish
for his pluck, his porsevorauce and his sa
gacity, und for breaking tho extortionate
prices n un wiiien Uio munufucturo of barb
wlro would have been carried on. No mnn.
or combination of men, enjoy u moral right
to impose by extortion upon a fellow clti-
iieu, ctkiii aim genius deserve rowaril, but
when tho price demanded assumes the do
main! of a Hbvlock It Is enallv I lie nrlvlleirn
anil duty of the public, to resist. Laws can
iiul, wneu uuoreieil in ine
light and spirit of justice and common sonso.
protect the extortioner. This has been il
lustrated timo and again, and hence the
courts nro Inclined to regard tho effects
ami results of sustaining assumed mo
nopolies. Thero Is now n terrible war waged
against Mr. Haish by thosowho havo com
bined to create a monopoly, but ho stnnds
up ue a central figure in doronco of a com
mon right nnd not less In defense of the
thousands and millions of people who are
using and yet needing the barb fence. He
bus gone the country over, secured evi
dence in every portion almost of tho con
struction of barb fence prior to the isstio of
the so culled "broad claim" patents und hns
thereby demonstrated to n certainty his
right and everybody's right to mako barb
fence. Hut Mr. Haish Is not to bo under
stood ns lighting law, nor as desirous of
destroying any man's business. Ho recog
nizes a so that Ihe common property in
barb wire, which was the original crude
slnglo wire with barlw. did not enable him
or any ono to construct such a wirn us he
now makes. There are patents on dovleos
for making barb wire that are just and fair,
patents on Improvements on tho original
common property barb wire which the
courts will protect. Mr. Haish himself
owns seven patents for improvements but
ho does not use them to extort nor will he
permit others to extort by preventing those
attachments. Tho man who gets new de
vices for other improvements than his own
ought to bo protected. This expresses his
llbernllty nnd sympathy in the mattor and
tho matter calls for public support from
dealers nnd farmers. Mr. Hnlsh has deter
mined to mako tho fight nnd resist to the
end and protect nil who deal with him or
who use tho fence. He has the most emi
nent lawyers in tho oountry nnd tho testi
mony and tho law aro alreadr secured to
sustnln him In the courts. Farmers and
dealers aro intercHtcdln thematlor greatly.
The publio can do much bv a determined
stand on tho side of Mr. Huish who hns
broken tho monopoly. Tho moro farmers
that use the Huish fence tho hotter, tho
moro dealers that handlo It tho better. Al
together the victory is secure, As to tho
foneo Itsolf. everybody who Is acquainted
with the difforent manufactures admit tho
superiority of the Haish barb wlro.
W. F. RAMP & CO.
General CoimnlxnlOD. JlferehantH, 110
Mt Fourth Street, KaiiHos City,
Merchants aud shippers of produce,
tnko notice, that tho old andrellublo firm ot
W. F. Hump Aj Co. havo removed to the
throe story brick building, 110 West Fourth
stroot, Kansas City, and aro prepared to
handlo all kinds ot produce. This firm has
boon in tho commission buslnoss for tho
Inst eight yenrs, and have built up n trade
seoond to nono. Merchant should give
this houso atrial. Their motto In "quick
sales, good prices, and prompt roturns."
They biive many friends among the ship
pers of produce throughout the country. By
sending your address you can got their
dully inarkot quotations.
BAKSU & SNIDEB.
KstabllHhed In 1W8.
Live Stock Commission, Kansas City
Stock Tarda, Mo. Best market prioes
guaranteed. Market reports furnished
freo, Advanoes made on consignments.
If some man wort inoMuroil by the
til i of their hearts and souls, a enn
1 ,mtoa wov
mtoa would pinko them asuil of eiotht.
hi Vlittr evroi
Grain rirm Reorganised.
The well known grain commission
Arm of Powers, Lynde & Co., of Kansas
City, expired a few days ago by limitation.
It Is with pleasure wo are able to publish
the Information of a reorganization of this
firm with largely Increased facilities for
conducting meir immense ousiness. Tne
firm as now organized is composed of tne
following gentlemen: D. B. Powers, T. J.
Lynde. T. A. Wright and E.Lyndo, all well
known as prompt nnd thoroughly reliable
business men, with a large und extensive
eipenoncein tno grain irailo. witn un
bounded facilities for being nosted In ro
gnrd to all the markets of tho world, and
with ample capital for conducting thoir
buslnoss, they nro In a condition to greatly
extend thoir alrendy heavy trade. The
name and stylo ot the firm as reorganized
win oe l owers, ijynuo a ntignt.
RARSK & SNIDEtt,
Live Stock Commission Merchants, Kansas
City, Mo., whoso advertisement appears
elsewhorc In our pnper. did notlosonuollar
by tho failure of the First National Bank of
Kansas uity, but have taid out and con
tinue TO PAT CUHBBNCT FOB SALES MADE
bv them, and as a natural thing their trade
has doubled. In these troubled times it Is
Important that shippers of Live Stock select
responsible houses to sell their stock. They
novor delny their sales by awaiting collec
tions. They offor a proml'um for any unpaid
check or draft on tho First National Bank.
"No customer nAs their check or
draft on First National unpaid. This
house Is the oldest In the business. Estab
lished 1873. Capital $100,000
The finest Tooieco manufactured in
the world Is unquestlenably the "MATCH
LESS" PLUG TOBACCO, wood tag In each
plug. Made by tho Pioneer Tobacco Com
pany, nnd sold by Long Bros., wholosale
grocers, who have the Agency nt Kansas
City for this justly eelebrito i Tobacco.
Wo enn recommend Mr. W. 0. Lin-
InO-tnn Vchn n.lt.iitlu.tn ,n i...tr
-u.ii.iniiou IUU UIMIieu
elseil-nnril lf,l la Imnn-nk!. nn.l l.n..... 1
will reply promptly to all communications.
Dr. (1. IV. Fl-r-zniTiiTeir K'jr, r.,l a IT..-
sas City, Mo. Treats ail diseases of e ve nnd
ear. Keeps artificial eyes. Locatod l'i years.
V. Bchsiack, Steam Iiye House, (20 Main
St.. Riinsna Citv 1M,. Hill. ,.,! .,.,.1 1
goods dyed and cleaned to look like now.
AT thin acifuin of ttin your the human nyntom In
li b o t hcciime oimnlcri! I from the lnsttrnclt-iit effort
of the llvor to illwhnrKO tho esc ns of lillo. If
nature In not amUci! In hor iffort, nevero tiillfoua at
tack, or priwtratinfr fove a neccraftrlty follow, cntinliiK
(Treat miffcrinR- anil even diath. A little timely pio
cautkm, howevcr.wlll prevent alt this, anil may lie fimnil
In tlrat favorite housolwH rcmcily SIMMONS' LlVKIl
fllminoiiM'Mvcr Itegulator has lieen In use for
half a century anil there U not ono finale Imtanee on
ni-ortl wlie-o It him falh il to effect a cure when taken
in timo, accir.tlnir to the tlirti-tlons. It in without
tloulit the (rrcaUMt Llvvr Metllclne In the wurlil. It
lnw. fectly hnrmlenH, lieiiitt i-iirpfully comtxmnttc.1 from
rare runti anil hertin, cir.tnining no mercury or any in
juriiiiia mineral sutwtiini-.i. It tuktN the place of quinine
anil calomel a-nl nan noiMreoeilrtl the) mullclne In all
plucon where they have horetefore been exteiiHtvely nil.
1'roeire a bott!c at once from your ilnnorM, ilo not do
lav: ipve it a fair trial, ami yon will uo more than
natinlletl with tho renult otitahnsl.
An tliorc are a nnmlicr nf ImltA
tionn oflVri".. in tlie puliHc, we
would caullon.tlic cumin unity t
buy nn rnwil-'M or rreiMirul
f IMMOSS' LIVKIt ItliUUf.A
TOH, un'ftw in our mitrrnviil
wmi'IKT, with Trntlu-Miirk
Stamp ant. Sinnntura unbruki'ti,
Nonu other iu cnultit.
Original and Only Genuine.
J. . zi:ii.in ( ().,
Price, $ 1 .00. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
qfOr A DAT TO AOHNTR. llhwtmtwl Catiiloano
PjO Free. J. II. huFt-oui)'BSo.llontonijlHn.i.
lK''UWlA VKAH. Ilw In Mnko It. New
IPOJUUAireiiUOii,lii. Uoei Yonee. bt. lmln.Mi.
AST 11 M Atil1''ioruAwo-1!,s- "triiiiudei.
mfflBO A C f 'iirdH. no 2 nlike, with imi
Mcsroln ;ui-ii (', me. c ti. H.
ii Co.. Wirt MiTiilen. Conn
tt lr ; tMielinjr exi nwi inid.
Addrtu H.fcCu.,bux l36l,Cinclnuill,OLio.
PaiT1 ! Jehn A.MeDonriM&Co.
I ulallkfO uLAho. whi'WiilRM-.fln'tftiliii-nlrrxii)
Ul l'ttintTB' ilatcnnU No'J 8 ruiri Id MLuri avimti
LindeU Hotel, J. H. ltolmrtson, pro
prietor. Cor. 5th nnd WvnniiottPRt. Ptrwt inn to lo
pilainUtockyariiMovery5minuU. Kauw (il.Mtrf..W,
lion fiiTnl.lv,.. AMrcu, with lump
iJjlQQ Trr month mnrte wlllnKt' K!TiKroorHnn.
tpiJO tiiryt'ip, Itiickcvo Htatioiirry Vnt kiiL-c. XImmc
lvii(iinlkmjiiiml). Ktrvritiin, Notlfiim. K. W.iimi.Ics.
oils. C'otalounc free, liocktve Novtltv i I 'indimuU, 0
UullunbtHukaV' Co. &3fi Mala tit, Khunum CU ,-)
W A ATTPI irn iiiwrh StAto for the 1
T .All IIjW tfciivfi Borvici-, uul to rvport
rrimn. l'av liberal. Kncltw staniw hu1 nildre-wAmcri-caii
and Eurojiean Hi crct Scrvicn Uo., Cindnnntl, Ohio,
A OK NTS willrnicvml wilh th" IlliiHlnitril Histo
ry of the (iltEAT KASTtillN WAKnn.l Ihn
ffT-ont Ithmaml m1 Itlbliitn T4i..rui.-) Itook
AriUlnViM (tOOliMHU-ri'M llOuk & Mum Hhiiui Chi nun
The LHivNt, tUuMiifHt ami Iti-nt
SPALDING'S COMMERCIAL COLLEGE
J.F.Sjpaim.ijy(A.M.. PrwdonU KanNiKUity. AIo,
DYKES' BbARD ELIXIRS
ii. und H ill du ittiu Hit: MiiiHitlii 't iHce.
I hi. SlOW tmiu D'l ALU FAD V, f kit
.AAV Wl'l'KTACllK'AM) n lll.
In rfflrt, I'aiau' nil 4.r II. ii I i-i nm ''Srta.l W
JOr-u L.LnilTilA.ni H..'..-.; I.. ...in
ibuiu.va liiUl HlllhMdiifuUHUriAdJriHaabn
TIE COMPOUND OXYGEN TREATMENT ! !
iitura'A Mixlo of en- inn tho nick, by revlt aHj-inf,' the
I IxNlv.CtmKH, inunpLnnfe. pei-ninni'iit. T.H.Ar!hur,
JiviOT Kt'Ui'y.ftncloryf'it. linx'huroof 2"(in, frvo. Dra.
STAKKBYAIAM:X, l2Uin.r18t J'inla'ia, 1'a.
8KLKCT GHnln(3r&Co.,633 Main
fl A IMTV A ItF" """W'tKanww City, aro Urak-rt
Ki8hin(rTwrtle,8afi Itnlttiifr, iackliiff, Cnnxii-n-iv
Cooper' and other mechanics' Tool, etc, Prompt
atumtiuu given to orders bv uiuiL
AWNIUns, TlitiTS, SHINS, WINDOW
SHADKs, etc., Ml ltltAViillAlilill,
100 South I'mlilalnaiRtnvt. CHICAUO.',
RoRcn OrnuiMM oi Butnary, a full lino at Kew York
prion. Albuma, WrilhiK Dniii. Work-Boxm, Fino Rn
ravlnim. Fine Chroinim, Walnut Uracti-w, Ikmullfiil
Mirrora, TraiHiiarcneiraanil a thounamt other beautiful
iroatii toil table for pruaenta nt tho lowent nrlccn ever heard
of. Artim' ami Wax Fl. .wer MateriaU, Aio. Bcn'tforeat.
alugiie Ut WM.E.THOItNK, TO Main St., oor. eth at.,
KaniwCtty.Ma It will well uny you to look over hU .tuck.
This rut reprexentu nn nrtra Ann TO ninflr (T!nznr
Steel) PKAkL IIAKOI.K KKfFR. worth W.I.
uliu of whltfi. the IMPOltTKR. C. M UNINGTON,
15 .lackRon ntrert, Chicago. nareeB to aend tornrh of
Onr Nuiwrlbf KttKK, upon your Ki mllng
un th notice and Sl.no in nuv nomace and narknm
The Qrent Iloraetly for
Kll 1 ! r It Oil lit- mm m A T ... -
Ilmniillllla .a..! all
ih.pr..,i.hy i 1 1 Kin Limn Afltatlnni
V. I I Il llNIH.lt I0VKIIV
wuivimrniiiieaflt. I 1 V WHKKK.
1KX I'll I
Kansas Cily Ironworks
Wot kl enr, Front mil Ra!tna t,
XL eft J. LIEITO W2T,
TEAS, G0FFEES& SPICES
Economy Baaing; Powder,
Roaat and Ground Coffea, Splooa, Mnatarf, ato. Stow
and Factory SB at, itii and Main std, KmM CUT
Boots and stationery, newspapers and lagaziiies
Thk Kaksab Crrt Boom t Nnws Co., TO Main
KanHagCliy, Mo.,OBrryaoomiletltneor Book, Rolifrt
ouh, Scientific. Music. 8choI nn.allntanlani Vorkuta
I'oory, Fiction and History; omoe nil School Button-
ery, tiloboH, Map. Drama. Gold and Btrol Pciw Prioea
very low ; Lltieral dinntuint to nilnintora and trtwher.
K. C. Hook A New Co., Kansas City, Mo.
POWERS, LTHDE & WBIGHT, .
Kansas City, Mo,
Ml nosea. aubioet ilMiatrationH. Bert . Btiarmaa Work
ovornliliheil. 8tronl endorsed by IlankiTj, Pram.
Kxliert Accountants, anil K'rnieni. Over .liO(l aold in
S month. Airimt. Wmiti'I- A."k,,n.r1!,,,kw,1,,
Sent nnatpaliiV One Illv. A tlfnllr )
tratta :n -oaee pnwnectnu. ill plati " aml 1"b'e 01 wn
tent, fiKXT HlKK to any ndilreas. -., u.
W. II. KADLKH, rubllahor, Baltimore, Mtl.
raid to AffpnUontwoTorye'fdntsnd valuab's bX ,,
on imniilar ntijwt, filleil wilh tho very flmut lliintr'
tiono by notnl Ar iHtn, Winhirig to place Agent in
kvkiit town on th'iw tuviku at ovrF, wo will irWe
HIMajIlL AND UMIHIIAL COMMISSION
to Auenu who apty within twenty dath. Wo nienti
biiNlnvaH 1 ticml for CiroiilarH, Term, etc., vtc., to the
American Publishing Co., Chicago, HI.
I M A( IIINKIiV.
3ili(Tercnt uiaclrine-H with which
ItuiMerH, Cabinet Mnkexfl.
Wanen Makcn and Jobber in
miwellaiuviiiH work enn com
pete an to gL'AMTY and riUUB
wun hieam Hwcr n aiinmcuirinu;
aWi AiimtcuTn mipplufi, mw blailm,
fwney woodt R' de (". Boy
where you read thlH and end (or
cnml.u and pricofl. W. P. tti
JOHN I1AHSES, Kockfo;d, Win
tif'mim ('o.. llli'ioW.
ItUKBKU AND JLKATUEH
Window 01am MarhlciM Mantle
MUIer Urothern'Mixetl Paints,
Circular Pnwa, Palrbankn' Bcalea, Rolncs. Trammnl NeU
Oiiiih. Hlfktt and ItevnlTora, If you want any of Uu
above, write for Trices to
J. E. FO JIBES A CO.,
fWOrAon by maH promptly Kamui City,
filled at lrmert prirw
Send for dDtnllc
statement f t ont
and iiuiiLstit i;'L uti"li'.-aie (.rkt, osnch terms wem
ever bci ore fffcnil on a lint i f n' rietly rolIabl instrument
ftultniHtipiijeh immwnii ''Ti:iWA YNONV
A I XKH'TA Yl.o"l7JsT 'XVj 'j A j. 1
ra-s Ui all iuuitSufi?ii(Uii "ii " LruTncntf . KiUiuwClly, Mi
B1U STUHE AND MILL rORJUSmNS KASUrACTOEl
KIM BURR STONE.
rortabli) HUU for
Fanner, 8 w Will
110 nn. 7utnileto 11.11
ean nriii.1 ami kceii in
- amil or mniaoio ikib'-i,
('oninleto 1'lonrliiK and Corn Mill for l.lo. N(K
UYKK, MA11UUM& CO., Iinlliuiupolia, liut.
UEADllU AHTKltS fur tho O YSTKlt TIIAUU
DORNSEIF & ORTLOFF,
WIIOLKSAjLX DIUjUtas IN
FKKSII C li'STEKS,
Cove Oyntcru, rnhiitei'. rfnlrnonn, Frdlnos,
II oil nnd HrritiKN. Divtiir. 'inrhjv'.tiH; ,
Tri. Fttt Jtaimr.irB; "Uhfoiw, '
Swltm Cdm-Ho, Sun nii en rheeno, IlnlogfMs
HniiHiiK, Halml Oila, Shuchv Etc,
218 West Fifth Street, Kansas I'll J, Mo.
fWQtiaAti Hhiinieil to any part of tho countrr.
l'rillKlmt CenU nhil Awuril.K
Boys and Girls
Ann MTAKIJVG MOfiH 1 KAFIPLT
printing Cards, IsiM. marking ektktnf,
ue.; FAMILY 'RISTKH and cimfidA
outfit, bp naH,foT$S,pHnttilint; (H.
SIihu ; lint, pi A MONO PUIS &
tSU rHKSS anderitpttte outfit for $7.
D Your Qwn printing
pronring UOLDlXb'B OFFWIAh PHKSXand
outfit for printing t'arrit. Tag; Labrli, firc-
lart.ttC. Ciim Anthiu. Itn lMMiHia-
JMLOutfits from $1 ud
r -i' fiend tvoScttomi for nn Mutt, atd Catalog,
For Hand or Fowor.
Oyer 15,000 in Use!
Ounrnntocd the bo t ma
cMmw for tho money in
sidlers, $5, Mills, $18.
Every farmer ihntiM 1-a one. B nd for Dcacrlpttva
Crl i U. AKNTS WANTED.
LIvIllKHton Co., Iron Fouuilo a, l'.tuburRh. Fa.
Improve gURR ST0N
Itcadylor bornco. Open lor Urea.
GRIST and FEED MILLS
Warranted On-ntur Cnpnclty, Lous Power
Mini Chraper In J'rlc Tlum
any other Mill.
What "They Say" of Them,
Pmhckton. HI.. March U, lfiW.
TwmitT-flva bimholM imr hour with onlv 4 horrtn iviwar
ly 4 hnrun tviwer r
WAsiiiKti-mif, Iowa, Dec. 14, IMS,
Only 4-horr powar quality wiiial to 4foot Htonn,
J K BLAIR.
City Oraim Elrtator, Dayton. Doc. 19, IflflD.
Your aoir.eh tntll boats otir 4 font afone on prfihor
wheat, meal or fwd. J. PUllST, iroprietor.
Dantillb R. R. Blkvatdh, Ohicarro, Jan. ?a, IffTT,
Wo averafte a ton of moat iwr hour on our M-lnoh
stone. Hat run four yearn. Very mtinfactorv.
nrBpedal oatalojmes by mail.
Ha Iron Worts Co.,
Bnlldvr, of Itmm Ktisfntia, Grain EleTHtort,
Corn ghell.ra, tc.
1 ppWn to unit ofihboy oTv7
J .i 0 ' W,w "f HH FStt
- i '