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Love your neighbor as yourself Thin the Good Book readeth; And I fflnncp across tho way At my neighbor Edith. Who. with Kurdim-hnt and gloves. Through the golden hours Or the Kunny BumniHr morn. Flits uniong hor llowers. Lovo your nolhgljor its yourself Winsome, blue-eyed girllo, Ool.len gleiuns of sunny hiitr, lJlmpk'd. rilnk and ieurly. As I lean upon tho sti'e And wateh her at hor labor. How mueh better than myself . Ho I leve my nuurlibnr! Love your neighbor as yoursolf How devout I'm growing! Ail my heart with fervent love Toward my neighbor glowing. Ah! to keep that blunt eommaud Were the sweetest labor, For w l'h all my heart and soul Do I love my neighbor! what u.trrt'.Miii. IIuavU t'n.t-'r, St. swifts for Ma'oh. A very rupeelable Kangaroo Died week before last In Tinibuotoo; A remark tililo aeeideut hatipened to him He wnx hung head dovn from a banyan- linto. The ll'iyal Lion mado proolamntlon Vur a dav of fasting and lamentation, Whleli I, a 1 to a eurloiiH demonstration: The elei-liatit uettnl as If he were drunk- He sloodon his head, he trod on his trunk; An over-sens tivo she-Cior lla Declared that the sho"k would surely kill li- r; A frisk v. gay and frollesome Apo Tied up his 'tail Willi a yard of erape; The Iionkev w'iped his eyes with his ear. The Croeodile shed a bui-ket of tears: The llliino -eros gored a young Giraffe Who intd the very bad taste to laugh: The Hippopotamus puffeil mid blew. To show ins respeet for the Kangaroo; And a sad but indignant Chimpanzee Gnawed all the bark from tho banyan-tree A KANSAS STORY. "I'oiicrniiiifr a Certain I'rml Kal." Written I'V Ca;it. ll.tirv Kii.i:. of T"iokn. fur ScrileiiT' M.m'.Mv for .Miinh. Tho llrst time I encountered tlio late No.th Babbitt, jmirnevuiun printer, ho Klrueli me. as tliev suv ou tlie frontier fur a loan nf two ilollars. It was ill the Haiietum of lite "Commonwealth" news paper at ToihUii. Ho hail drifted from his habitual watul 'finp;s only th day before, and been put on as u"sub.," gun with the customary promise of regular cases" ns soon as n vacancy should oc cur. This particular night he was not at work; tuid utter the hist of the loafers had gone, and whilo 1 sat run ning my pencil over n delayed proof hurriedly, and vexed with the heat and the buzzing of insects about the lamp shade, it was u fervid August night, I remember, with not air enough to dis turb the exchanges lying loosely in the open window, he tapped me familiarly on the shoulder and said: "Cupt., that leader of yours yesterday on the labor question was an rvwfulgood tld'ig; jou sounded the key-note nnd I want to congratulate yon." Thereupon we shook hands with ex travagant warmth, though witli a reser vation of mutual distrust, I think, and then we fell to talking on a variety of topics, ranging from pauperism to the doctrine of the atonement, in that can did, positive mid encyclopedic, but pic turesque and superficial style common to newspaper olliecs the world over. So much did the fellow interest me, that, weary as I was with the night's work, I found myself, after two hours, still patiently listening to him, as the town clock struck four in the morning. In spite of my lirst instinctive misgiv ings, he made me like him. He seemed so frank and sclf-conlident, so observ ant, so quick-witted, and so heroically contented; ami then, did he not till every lull in the conversation with a fluttering reference to my editorials? Ah, right well he knew, the calculating wretch, that he, too, had souuded the key-note with that introductory congrat ulation ! lint it was not until after we had liuished our talk", and I was making ready to leave him, that he asked nie I hardly know how, it was done so dex terously to favor him with ti "couple of dollars, till Saturday." Of course ho got it, though I needed not to be told that with tho borrowing printer, "till Saturday" is a measure of time that spans eternity ; and then he walked1 with me, arm-in-arn, to the Old Crow saloon, where ho would not permit me to avoid joining him in a glass ol ale, and as I turned to go, I saw him hand my two-dollar bill over the bar with an air of complacence that really touched mo like a personal kindness. After this we were frequently togeth er, and came to bo quite cordial, not to say confidential in our relations. Kv ery night almost, when I was waiting for the cabalistic ":)D" that ended the telegraph news report, or after the final proofs had been corrected and the com positors had "pasted their strings," he would come slipping into my room with that soft, considerate tread, peculiar to printers when entering an editorial sanctum, and we would talk there- all .'done as at our lirst meeting, or if the weather was pleasant, would go forth into the night nnd walk the broad, sr. moth streets till the moon went down. lily friend was a confirmed "bamieritc," a the printers term it a careless, shift less, strolling vagabond, hero to-day and there to-morrow, without homo or kindred, and treating life as a farce full of amusing checks and balances, with death closing it all, at last, in a kind of . nngiiessed conundrum. Ho had walked thousands of miles over tho country. He always walked when ho traveled. "I get sea-sick on the cars," he said to mo once, with a grim smile; and then ho added, slowly and in a shrinking tone, "it makes my feet soro to ride, too." During the previous yeir ho hud "nvido the tour of Canada," as he phrased it; theneo to Boston, New York, Charleston, New Orleans, and up tlio ..Mississippi to fit. Lotus, nnd then across Illinois and Iowa, and finally to Topeka. Ho had not worked over a week in any one place, nor rodo a milo on the whole journey. "A hankerin' for scenery," was tho reason he gave me for his extended ramble. And surely lie had not been blind to the shifting delights of sky and sea and Miatlowing forest which had opened out before him an unrolling picture. Nor had ho failed, vagabond as ho was, to note tho peculiar and varying traits of l!:e differ ent peoplo among whom his travels had led him ; for ho had a keen insight, and detected a flaw or a foible of char acter as if it had been a bourgeois letter in a lino of nonpareil. He was better tliau a book to me, since he read him self and turned his own leavis;andl Kuvo a look forward all day to his com ing nightly visits with impatient cnger uius. No doubt he lied to ir.o many times and scandalously, for ho was mor tal and not wholly withontcgo!ism;but ho did it when he doemed it advisable, in such a large, overcoming, cliff-like way that it was almost as good as the truth. W hunt there is much to interest. says some generous philosopher, there must yet bo something to pardon. Why the boys in tho office called him Old Noah," I could ncvor quite make out, perhaps it was because he had trav eled so far and seen so much that his life seemed to have been projoctcd for ward, somehow, faster and farther than the years counted. Or, it may have been that his supremo indifference to all tho alert and urging elements of evcry-day lifo gave to him, in their esti mation, something of the leaning and waiting spirit of ono nged before his time. Certainly ho boro no physical signs of being an old man. He stood orect, lacking even tho depression of the chest that is characteristic of In: craft; his eyes were full, clear nnd steady; and the slight touch of silver in Ins whiskers made Ins face stronger rather than weaker. Ho could not have been more than forty ; ho might easily have passed for thirty-live. Tho oldest thing about him was his costume. That was always and conspicuously in the pathetic second childhood of decay, and Always, too, out of harmony with the prevailing weather, thus appearing to havo been left over from tho preceding season. Tho summer that 1 saw much of him ho wore a heavy, dingy bcaver-cloth coat, usually buttoned to tho chin with clerical exactness too often, I apprehended, ouly to hide the want of a shirt; and he declared to me with every indication of truth that pairof browncotton overalls had served to temper the Illinois winds to his shud dering framo through tho previous win ter. "The peacock is a pretty bird," he re marked to mo once, casually discoursing upon this matter of apparel, lint it doesn't count; with all its gaudy featl: ers, it can't sing worth a cent. It looks well, but its music is tho most abomin able noise I ever heard, and I hav boarded in a house where they kept melodeon," ho added, with a conclu sive shako of the head. Lake most printers, Old JNoah was a good deal of a cynic, though his cyn leism was so closely woofed with a sul duing sincerity that it was very dilli cult, frequently quite impossible, to tell where the one left off and the other be As I have said, he looked upon life us a play, and he was foud of recit ing bhakspcari; s Seven Ages in sup port of this idea. "It's nil right," he would argue, as long as you don t care. Hint s the whole secret, ignorance is bliss, oftencr than we think; it's know ing too much that bothers people, and if you're bothered you can't enjoy the show, don't you see? It isn't all to gether unlikely, let me tell you, that n well-behaved dog, asleep in the sun and sure of a bone for his dinner, isn't bet tor off than we are, with all our wisdom and our doubts." And yet he rever enced wisdom, I am sine, and respected all honest opinions, and I think that, away down in his heart, lurked a quiet faith in the saving power of virtue; but I doubt if he believed very much in the naked moral strength of human nature. I know he once sorely tried my patience in that regard. 1 was telling him how George Inslcy, known to us both as a hardened specimen of the printer-toper, had taken the pledge and was man fully keeping it; and after I hud fin ished, with the assurance that Inslcy had not tasted liquor for nearly six months (he subsequently shot himself, poor fellow!) he dropped his head a moment, anil then looking up with an incredulous smile, said quietly : "There wan sonic truth in those 'Ara bian Nights' stories, then after all?" Singularly enough, too, his skepti cism was confined to his own sex; sin gularly, l say, lor lie was a man, vou know, and not a woman. "It was Kve that the snake had to charm and be tray," he was accustomed to put it ; "Adam fell asaniatterof course" This was a little sophistic, to be sure, us much of his logic was apt to be, but the sentiment of it was so knightly that it readily won him credit among his criti cal fellow-printers, even at the expense 1 some dtsloyaltv on their own person al sense of masculine superiority. lie hud been in love, once in his life, this tattered prodigal, and tho venture had not been what could be called a complete success. He told me all about it, of his accord, one, restful night as we sat on the bridge at Hie foot of Kansas avenue, listening to the quiver of the cotton-wood foliage, and watching tho river slowly gather the shadows to its tawny bosom. He was religiously so ber that night, for a wondtir, and'l felt that it must havo been soiuo subtle witchcraft of the atmosphere, rather than the few remarks we had just been exchanging about IMiil Kcade's marriage with the winsome littlo singe Minnie lienls, that so suddenly drew his eyes away from tho water and out into vague perspective beyond the oi posito shore, and sent his thoughls backward with a bound, as it were, to the rich days when every sky was blue to him nnd every sound a rapture of harmony. Nio was a good solemn girl," ho be gan, and I think her intentions were honorable all the tinio. I know, now, that she was not handsome, for her eyes were crossed slightly, aud her cheek bones were high and her chin had a re tiring turn, tho face didn't 'justify,' yon understand. and her hair inclined to redness; but she was as beautiful to me, then, as a flower, and I loved her very dearly. I was holding 'ad,' cases on the 'Quincy Herald,' in Illinois at the time, and saving some money even- week. I was expecting to be a man of iamny, you Know. 1 had hxed in my own mind what kind of a houso we would havo, where we would buy our groceries, how the children would look and what we would name them (there were to bo several of them girls), and a hundred other things that I am ftHhamed to think of now. But it was all very real to mo then, I tell you. Not that I ever spoke to Isabel pretty namo wasn't it? obout such matters. Oh,no. M'e wero a very sensible pair of lovers, I cm assure you, and oar courtship was painfully correct. There was nono of 'yon bright orb' nonsonso about us. Wo weren't a bit spooney. Wo didn't turn tho light down, nor hold oach oth er's hands, nor say 'darling.' Not any. Once, only once, I put my arm around her waist and might havo kissed her, may be, but she loojted squarely into my face, and said, 'You forget,' and that was all there was to it. I used to wish, sometimes, that sho would bo a little moro demonstrative one gets tired of mere words you know in 'tukes' of that kind, out perhaps perhaps it was bet ter as it was." Ho paused and pressed his hands to his forehead as if he feared the swoet memory would slip away from him in his talk; and I sat waiting for him to proceod, busying myself mennwhilo with thoughts of aonrtain Juno-checked Juliet tn whom I hud myself played Borneo, and whose half-forgotten imago his idyl had strangely restored to me there in the pensive starlight. Well," he continued, directly "we were very happy too happy, Cap. too happy. If thoro hadn't been quite so much, it would have lasted longer, probably. The truth is, I was so happy that I had to do something to tono it down, to loosed the quoinB, you might say, took to drinking like a fish. 1 couldn t havo helped it to save my life. Perhaps if she had acted a little warmer toward me, and I could have caressed her, been a littlo moro am brosial, you understand, it would have made a difference with mo. But I don't know I don't know." Ho relapsed into silenco again, and thero was only tho dull fretting of the waters about the pier beneath us to dis turb tho stillness until, after several minutes, ho resumed rapidly, now, and with apparent anxiety to huvedoncTvitli the subject : She boro with it mouth after month, as patiently as a nun ; but sho couldn't stand it always of course, and so she told mo, at last , not in anger, nor bluntly, but with firmness, and yet sadly she thought thiit'the time had como for us to part, It would have choked nio to speak, even if speaking could havo done any good, which it couldn t; so 1 simply took her hand, it trembled calm as she was and bowing, went away." Ho paused once moro, and I was upon the point of rising, supposing he had said all ho desired to say, but he motion ed to mo to remain and ho went on talking. After that I lay sick for a long time, eight years they told mo, with some infernal sort of fever, and the money 1 had saved went to tho doctors. I pulled through of course. 'Men have died, from timo to time, and worms havo eaten them, but not for love, don't know how it was, but when I got up again, my brain seemed to bo kind of incoherent, 'pied,' you might say, and I couldn't get steady work, and finally they began to whisper around about sending mo to Jacksonville unit s where tho crazy asylum is, yon know. Then I graced up, and the first dark night, 1 jumped tho town without saving a blessed word to anybody, and since then, well you know the rest or a good deal of it. But you didn t know you would never have guessed if I hadn't told you that it was too much happiness made mo what I am?" With this last paradox, he turned partially aside, and I noticed that he fumbled about his clothes in search of some tobacco, I presumed. Presently, he drew out from some inscrutable hid ing plnco an old creased and rumpled leather pocket-book, and took from it a laded sprig of cedar, and handing it to mo mm, with that glassy, cynical smile I had seen so often: "There's rosemary, that's for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember. Then he told nie Isabel had given it to him once standing by the gate, nnd that he had carried it through all the long years as a memento of her. When I reached it back to him, he put it away again in the wrinkled old pocket-book as tender ly as if it had been a tress of hair from the head of a dead baby, and then, "1 wonder, if she ever thinks of me?" he said quite seriously, and wo walked leisurely up the long street together, neither of us speaking a word more un til we came to the corner where we had to separate, and there we merely said "good night" and parted. I did not see him again for some time, and when at length, he made nie another visit, in the afternoon of a mel low October day he informed nie that he was about to leave tho town. "Our planet is dropping into its annual shadow," he said with lnucn gravity, "and I must hie me away to fresh fields and pastures now. I want to commune with Nature, you understand; to touch the earth like Antaeus; to cat haws, and smell the fall wheat ; to mingle with the quails, and blue-jiivs, and woodpeckers. and all that sort of thing. Bo good to yourself, Cap. Don't work too hard, and beware of the enemy which men put in their mouths to steal away their brains. By-by." Aud before I had time to an swer he was out of sight and shullling down the stairs, leaving mo m n mood that was nearer sadness than I would havo eared to confess, and which, I fear gave n downcast tinge to the"Comnion wcalth's editorials for several mornings afterward. Ho returned in about two weeks. strange to say, and solemnly asserted that lie had only been "locking for a homestead. Ho was jaded, foot-sore, and, a little shabbier than usual as to clothing. lie had read in some real estate paper, of a locality out in prime val Kansas where corn grew wild, and live-stock waxed fat on tho mere super abundance of ozone, and every quarter section had been neatly fenced with stone by tho geological convulsions of past ages; and he had been limiting for it, intending to enter a homestead in it and become a gentlo shepherd. He couldn't find it though ; and now he wanted a few days' work "to replenish his depleted exchequer." But most of all ho wanted to see tho man who wrote those things he read in that paper. The foreman found work for him in the job room; but tho next Saturday he left again, without even the formality id' saying good-bye to mo. Wo heard of him in a few days, cracking jokes with Nobo Preutisof the "Junction Union": then working a day for Miltlteynoldsof tho rumens Sun ; then m the Cala boose at Port Scott, and Web Wilder of the "Monitor" paying fines to keep him out of tho chain-gang; and from Port Scott he swung around, about the middle of December to Topeka. "Just glided in to pay my respects," he remarked, "and to tell you I'm off for the sunny South. I like you Kan sad fellows ever so much, but I want to see the magnolias." That was nil ho said. An hour alter, happening to look from my window, I saw him moving briskly down the street which was also tho State road, and waving his hat to me, ho disappeared. Ho came back again with tho grass and tho birds in tho following spring. Ho had been to Gulvcston, ho explain ed, and had worked his way north through Arkansas and the Indian Ter ritory. Somehow tho trip seemed to have disappointed him. Ho talked gloomily about it, when I could get him to talk of it at all, and tho very htought of it nppeared to cloud his spirits like I ho haunting of some miserablo dream. Perhaps the trouble was deeper than in v shallow brain discerned ;porhaps it camo from within and not from without at all. Sometimes I thought so; but kuowing him as I did, the absurdity of the thing would creep m to upset such notions, And finally when he eame to mo ono night, with tho old familiar expression in his conntenanco, and told mo ho wanted to talklto mo about what to do for him when ho should die, I felt mire that ho was recovering himself and would soon touch his natural poise again. "I hope you appreciate the honor I confer upon you," said he, "in selecting you to give mo my filial send-off. It's becauso I like your style; and I want yon to tell just the barefooted facts about me nothing extenuated nor aught set down in malice.' Don't speak of me as a 'brilliant but erotic' fellow for that will simply mean that I am an awful liar. Don't say of me, 'He had his faults, and who among us has not,' bo cause that is merely a polito way ' of telling that the deceased was a drunken sot. And if I die of the jim-jams, as I probably shall, don't say it was apop lexy, or paralysis, but call it jim-jams, plain and simple ; I'll feel better about it if you do. I snpposo there are a few good things yon can say of mo. Say em as kindly as possible please. Aud chuck in a littlo Sliakspeare if you can think of something to suit. Of course you can't say anything about whero 1 ve goim ; wo can t any of us figure much on that, you know, every thing's so mixed and uncertain over there. Genesis closes, you recollect, with a coffin." Having thus bespoken my services, and his preferences as to how tho deli cate task should be performed, ho re tired humming to himself the breezy chorus of an old drinking song; nnd I thought but little, and that in a ludi crous vein, of his singular request, until some days afterward they camo and told me that he was missing. Nobody knew when or how, or why, ho had de parted. Evidently he had stolen off in the night, not wishing to speak of his plans, it ho had any, for wo learned in inquiry that ho had evon omitted to settle with his too indulgent landlady, But in his composing-stick, lying upon his ease, ho had loft a line of type, which spelled these words: "Gone West to grow up with the country." I never saw him any more, aud never heard from him till 1 chanced one day upon a fugitive notice of his death. He was discovered, the paper suidj frozen still ami stark, in the iebruary snow and ice of a Minnesota prairie. erv oddly, it was a voung litdy who found him, some accidental Isabel, perhaps, - and they took him into the nearest town on a wood-sled, the coroner and a few others, nnd then, I suppose, thev dug a hole for him in the numb earth and put him awav. Alas, you poor, queer, dead-and-gone prodigal, where be your gibes now? Was it fate, or but your own folly, that beckoned you on to an end so pitifully desolate vul you meet death as you hud confronted life, with that unflinch ing eye, that placid, masterful smile? And did they find, I wonder, in some whimsical recess of your ragged gar ments, a poverty-stricken old leather pocket-book, nnd a little sprig of faded cedar ? Here I might stop, content to let silence do the rest. But, recalling his injunction to "chuck in n little Sluik spearc," and remembering, also, his skep ticism and his waywardness, I deem it only meet nnd fair to add in his behalf that carefully charitable petition which the great monarch of thought puts into the king's mouth tit, tho death-bed of Beaufort : Peace to his soul, if God's good pleasure be!" A IIUHband'H Cruel Crime. A Rhode Island lady who was in the habit of taking large quantities of the tincture of iron found great benefit from the medicine, but also incurred large bills at tho apothecary's, which her liui band found it rather difficult to meet. Instead of brutally cutting off her medi cinal supplies, Ihis ingenious nnd hu mane man conceived the plan of manu facturing tincture of iron in the secre cy of his own woodshed. Ho therefore procured a pail, placed in it two pounds of old iron nails, three drahms of iron barrel-hoops and four s.'ruples of mis cellaneous iron. To this he added one gallon of nijua pura, uud stirred the mixture with a pitchfork three times a day for a week. At tho end of that time he drew off the water with a siphon, placed it in pint bottles and labeled it "Tinrt. Fori. Use as directed." His wife took his home-niado tincture with out any suspicion that it wns not pur chase at the apothecary's and derived all tho benefit from it 'which she had derived from tho apothecary's own tinc ture. Although sho had been afflicted lor several months with cxtremo weak ness, her strength revived tinder tho in fluence of tho tincturo to such an ex tent that at the end of three weeks, when she accidentally caught her hus band in the act of filling her bottlo from the pail in the wood shed, she was ablo to lift a heavy pitchfork, and, after wielding it with great vigor for ten min utes, to assist the hired man in dragging her husband into the house, where she subsequently applied arnica nnd brown paper to nearly two-thirds of his entire surface. Hen Franklin's Clerk. From the )i t-oit Fnt l'nw. Thero is on exhibition atM. S. Smith & Co.'s a clock which was purchased by Benjamin Pranklin in Paris when he was Minister to France. It now belongs to tho estato of the Into A. 1). Praser, and its history is well authenticated. It was sold with Franklin's effects in Phil adelphia many years ago, and brought to Detroit (by whom tho record does not stnto) in 17!)li. In tho excitement of tho firo which destroyed Detroit in iUo the clock was thrown into tho riv er, but some adventurous boys fished it out, and it did service for many years at tho Indian Agencies at Fort Gibson and the Sault, at which latter place Mr. r raser louiui it. Torture that Xeed not be Endured. People suffer a great deal of pain un necessarily. Among tortures that need not be ondured are those Inflicted by the rheu matism and gout, Blnco the acrid element In tho blood which producos them by con tract with tho sensitive covering of the muscles and joints may be eliminated by tho use of that matchless depuront, Hostet tor's Stomach Bitters, before tho Inflamma tory Rymptoms are developed to any great extent. When It Is considered whntoxcru elating tortures rhoumatlsm Inflicts, and wlint a tendency It has, when fully devel oped, to attack the heart, tho advisability of an early use of such a reliable antidote becomes lit once apparent. The rheumatic virus is oxnollourrora thn niood bv tho In creased action of the kidneys which net as strainers produced by the Hitters, and tno sunerer will linn, ir no uses this su preme defensive agent, that ho will bo pro tected against a return of tho uaonlzlnz complaint. Dyspepsia, fevor and aguo, uver nnu uowei complaints and othor mal adies, are also cured by this admirable remedy. DO -NOT HE SWI.NDMil). Mound Advice to Hliiipern of Country frounce to hihiniw city. Bank suspensions, business failures. una genoral distrust everywhere. It bo- uooves everyone to looK well to the charac ter of parties with whom they aro dealing. Especially Is this advice nncessarv to shin- pers of butter, eggs, poultry, etc., to Kansas City. Tho suspension of two banks in that city have opened a field for unprincipled parties to practice nn the unsuspecting. Mr G. Ooomun, the old and reliable nroduco commission merchant is in receipt of letters irom snippers ot country produce whocom plain that thev sent produce to othor par ties In Kansas City, and received checks on the suspended luniks, which are worlldoss. They have returned tho checks and asked tho parties to send them "good money" for tho produco which was shipped to their care, since which lime they have not heard a word from them, and are out the amount of this shipment. Mr. Yeoman says tills Is nn unfortunate state of affairs, biit, he call do nothing for thoso who havo been de frauded. He can. and does promise, how ever, that ovoryono consigning butter. eggs, poultry, and country produce of all kinds to lils care will receive tho highest market prices and prompt returns, He hns promptly honnred every call upon lilm for money. During his long experience as a produce commission merchant ho has won an enviable name for square dealing to both buyers and shippers. Consign your pro duce to (I. Yeoman Frodui-o Commission Merchant, 125 Kast Fourth Street, Kansas uny, juo. T1IK VYESTEItN' REVIEW Of Science mill Industry, Is a monthly record of progress in Selonco, Mechanic Arts and Agriculture, edited by 1'heo. H. Case, Kansas City, Jto. C-l paL-es octavo. 52 50 per annum post paid. Single numbers, 25 cents. This journal has received the warm ap proval of most of tho Seieiitille periodicals of the country, such ns Popular Science Monthly, Harper's Weekly, New llomedies, American Nationalist, Seleneo Observer, se., ivc, nnd numbers among ils contribu tors some of the most earnest and capable workers in tho West, viz: Prof. O. C. Ilroad head, Slate Geologist of Missouri; Prof. D. 1". Madge, State Geologist of Kansas; W. K. Keilzle, Professor of Chemistry, State Agri cultural College, Kansas; Fro'f. J. L. Der thoud. of the S.-hool of Minns. Colorndo; Prof. C. W. Prhchett, ot tho Morrison Ob servatory: nearly all of the members of tho Kansas city Academy o'f Science, unci many other well known writers on Scicutillc sub ject. The articles selected for its pages are taken from the very best periodicals of this eouetiy and Kurope.and nreehosen princi pally wllli reference to their reliability and their adaptiveness to the popular taste. Ib'ing the only journal of the kind in (he West.it should receive the patronage and seienunc contrii'Uiii.ns or western men at least, the iiKsurarieo of tho Editor being pledged triat ns rapid as the support given him will permit, lie will enlarge the Review and add to Its nt'-i activeness and usefulness by suitable illustrations. BAHSK & SNIDICIt. F.HtnhliNlHMl In 1H7.I. Live Stock Commission, Kansas City Stock Yards, Mo. Best market prices guaranteed. Market reports furnished free. Advances mado on consignments. IiAltSH & SNJDIO If, Mvo Slock Commission Merchants, Kansas City, Mo , whose advertisement apnoars elsewhere In our Paper, did not lose a dollar by tho failure nl tlio First National Hank of Kansas cily, but have r.n our and con TINUE TO 1AY CU1IIIUNCY Foil SALES MA1IE nx them, and as a natural thing t ie r trade has doubled. Ill these troubled times it Is important that shippers of Live Stock select responsible houses to sell their stock. They never delay t heir sales by awaiting collec tions. They offer a iiremiiim fur any unpaid ci k or uruit on tno i-irsi isntionai ilium -.N0 CUSTOMED HAS TUEtll CHECK On ruiAFT ON l'tnsT National unpaid. Thii house Is the oldest In the business, Estab llshcd 1873. Capital $10(1,01)0 To ICuililei'N and Lumber Dealcr-N. The great activity maniiestin the im mense establishment of thoGoss A- Phillips -uainuueturing uompany, est 221I and r lsi streets, Chicago, reminds us Unit Hie build ing season is improving. Many having wisely determined to take nilvuntago of the present lew prizes of bull, ling materials, the number of buildings erected during the coming season will no mucti iarj;er than to many years. Tlio (loss He Phillips manafiie taring company me, therefore, preparing for a very large trade which they uro suru to have. Those Interested should send at once for their Illustrated catalogue which columns Information of the highest value It Is sont gratis 011 application. The finost Tooacco manufactured in the world Is unquostlsnably tho "MATCH LESS" PLUG TOBACCO, wood tug In each plug. Mado by the Plonocr Tobacco Com pany, and sold by Long Bros., wholosalo groocrs, who havo tho Agoncy at Kansas City for this justly co'.ebntol Tobaoeo. Dr. G. W. FiTzr-ATniCK. B25Maln St.. Kan sas City. Mo. Treats nil discuses of eye and oar. jveepiiuniuciaieyes. jjocateu i yours. C. Scumack. Blcain Deo House, f 20 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. Silk, Biitin and woolen goouu uyoci una oleaiiod to look llko now. AGENTS will miocMd with thpllhnitrntvd Hlnto rjr of tlie O It IS AT KASTKKN Wilt ami thn grant nine and Ked Kibbon Teraiiprancn Hook Addrem tiootlHiiecirn Book it Map Houmi, (Jhl aco. The Laricent, CheuneH and Hent SALDINO'S COMMERCIAL COLLEGE KfttiMfiCitY. HlrwnnrL AHrirpM tnrMifiilnj- rtn. J.F.Sp&lilinjr.A.M., President. Kaunas City, Mo, P.P For lie. or 15 nm with P. O, Addreu, th Ifatittl l'ttehtng IMato Co.ofttmiM City, will teed jou one pcl(r of their nt for Mendlnf Ttnwkre. Will icll to ever fwnlly, tod u making $i per dy. THE COMPOUND OXYGEN TREATMENT I ! ature's llede of cu'injr tho nick, byrevitnlfzinirtha botly.CCREH, iromi)twift. pormimimt. T.S. Arthur, Ipo Kpllcv.Ptnlnrnolt. Finx-hiirflof 2'io. froc, iJrs. STAUKKV.t I'AI.I.N, UlUlirun 8t I'hiln'in. I'fl. XX. eft J. LIE2TOWXT, Importer and Jobbarot ' TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES Hana'ctnren Economy Ba&ingr Powder, Boart and Gronnd Coffee, Sirfot, Muitard, etc BteM and Factory SB or, 6th and Main ata, KuaM Cltf SKLKCT Gardner & Co.. 533 Main it A iiv rtreotKMiHaiiCity, aro di-alera liAKJJVVAKIiu HnrtlWRra. Cntlc ;y. Gmw, KiPhinRTacklo, Bafp, Ittiltltifr, I'hcMiik ('nr)cn tcri' Coopers' ami other moch.I)la!, TooU, ot& Prompt atu-ctlon Kiveii to oriU-TH bv muil. EVERY SOLDIER, Z.V:Z tuttu eiitcrnl a tm moment ul k' Hum Itxj t:rv, uro t'lltilleil f a claim fur the rrttitiiiiilcr of IGO oores. I tiujr lilglicit raii prlcci for iifti I'hlinn. $fiU0 alil Tor luformiitinri uf ptTsi-m entitled. Land Wurrniiti lomglil. Ad'lrvn, l V. Iti.ACK, f. E. Cor. 5th unit Walnut Hlrvvts, i'liuinnutl. Ulilu. WATHUFfi nnrf IPUUP1 RV RaitilUrl at Manufacturers' Prices. You can f N, ,VsTVa,! GO par cent by ordering ol us. K -'J f rii lUt Our fine Illustrated Price List aU nl nn nnnliratlniv Rnr.PRS MArvra co.. 211 cite at., cniciao. ill. PERFECT BUTTER! PIL OUfl PERFECTED BUTTER CQLOH Ir rix'iilnitK-nilnl l.v OKnnilttiral ireii, nnd uinl )y iiniu-amnoi inc iH-.i iiairviisi It' you wiali ti know what it v hoi itratU.wh'i imi-a it,w hire t gi ui, wniiMo wen, Hiclinnliii.il fcCo.J'rpprletori.UurnnKiijn.Vt Yor FITS CURED! I by Dr. Koifiipiloiitlfliftncdlfi. Trial I'AfiCAOB bint r bke. turn fliierdv. sUolntf nnd pt rnmnncl. Addrt-ia UUS3 ilROS.. No. bl J Main St. osu, I so. Books and Stationery. Newspapers and Magazines The Kahhah Citt Book k Nkwh Co., 720 Mnin KaiiKnriCi'y, Mi.,cjirryaconiiplftcll!.oof iJnnkn, Ucli ouk, Srientillc. Mimic. Sc,holiuidfllstRn''rtnl votknin l'ou:ry. Fiction and HiKtory; OflWiwul fr'honl Station pry, (.IoIkh, Miim. Drmnnn. CJoMfitiil fiteel 'ont: Price vcrv low; Li i crnl IiwuntH to niiniRtcrR mid UwhrrH. K. C. Honk & Nmvs Co., Kiumns City, .Mm. a POWERS, LTNDE & WEIGHT, iiain Commission, Kansas City, Mo- S. D. CHILDS, Jr., & CO., FKANKMN NTHKKT, CHICAGO. Enrfmveti", Din Sinker nml Nicm-ll Cutler; Door IMntfM, ItiitilkT rtiiHiipH, Notnrinl, ('nnxirntf mnl I'ounly Kcnh; Woui Kntirnvititf, Wi'tl Miik tntiom'ry, Ualiiiit,' Cnnln. ct'., etc. GOOD SEEDS! ThaCn whn'. we pll nml uiinmnu-o tliolii n CA Ka CnUiloinie H-ut FI1ICK or hIx rwckrtR of cliolcu llw-irrMtMMlHwiitf"r25ct. Try nortlii'rn irrown ncetl . 8. 1.. I I l.l.i:i; & CO., )(. Moim-s, Imrii. HOLIDAY (HITS'! Rojrcrs OrnujH'K ot Ratiuiry, full line pit Nnw York uni-ew. Album, wrilinir DokIih. Work-Boxiw. tine r.u- L'r.iviiun". mho unroino. Mii nm (mrm-iM. ih-.ir.uni Mirror. Trini-liftrpncii' nr.il a thoimntl oilier lx-nutiful (loud, wiiuioii' Tor iirew-nt:. nl melowm. lineencver nenrn of. ArUMl' nml Wnx Rower .Mntoriftk ie. Henri forcflt nliKCim to WM.K.TIIOI1NH, Till .Mnin St., tor. 8tu ., KniiHiuiLlty.Mo. I twill well pny you n.lijok over imxlocK. KxpriiKO or Kwpinp; a Horn Klioil. No iucontiiloriiblo item of exjionso in kntiplng a horso in tho cost of hlioi-liiir. Wlum n shoo la properly put on It wlllii' mnln In placo till It is worn out. They come otriiooauan Inferior nulls urn used. As n meusiiro 01 rwonomy, tlicroforo, owners o horses should insist on their blneksmltli! uslns tho host nuullty of nulls. Thu "Sinr' hrnnd. miinufiiclurod by tho Union Horse Nail Company, of Chicago, is pronounced tho host by Inndinir smiths, and tholr ln'iro llPailod nilils. millln AXnrnsslv In? rnanlllnn shoos, aro warranted to hold thorn longer oiij uiiwr nan. Itemovnl. Messrs. Knlin & Schlotw, of Kuns.ui uuy. mo most l-ashlonnbloClolhlors of llio West, Will Oe.ounv. on or about. Anrll 1.1 tho three-story building on the southwest corner oi iiiiini nnu Missouri Avenuo, wl'h n now ami soloot stock of Men s, Youth' mid uoyn uioiiiing. till en Awny. A superb pnlr of Gs8 wiromos, worthy to fi-min- i.n.l ..dorn nnv homo, nnd nThroo M'inili ' - Irlpllon tc umnuite. iiuuim. u ciniriii; n;i it igo met a ry pnpor, full of tho Chols. st .s.,,os. To-1-ry, oto., BontFreo to nil sondlng Flfur Cents (stamps Inker.) to pay postage. 1 !i publlshors. J. L. rntton A Co., 1(111 Willi, in St,, N. Y,, Guarantoo ovory one Double V. 1 ueof monoy sent, $18,000 lu prlr.es, mid igp ygivwtoriKonw. Writ t oncol flliQQAnA VICAIt. How to Mnko It. New H'DOtll 'AkoaIMIumIs. Uue& louse, St.Imi.Mn, OP O X A HAY TO AC.ENTH. lil'jw free. Illnn'rntau Cfttaloime J. 11. IIUKFOIIB B HONS, UOHlon, MMM. nrdN. no? nllkf, with rniinennrt Cttnl ClH(, M (J U. lUVKHB ii uu., Wt Alcrmet), Lout). Poirt et Jhn A.McDonnltJA-Co, 4 dlilUD. OLAWS. wholertiilt-ur.il rptftildmli r-'iD til i'ltiiiir in iilub rimn, ISoM u nnd 10 Mihwhih avcrm jiiuloll Hotel, J. H. ltobortHon, pro pnet.ir. Cor. 5th timl Wyftn (ottcptn. btrgt enri to no- pot itiHU-toeKyiinHuveryammntofl, iuueir$ i.MiMnu.air. AIT A XTT1?T Men Inoiu'h Rtato for tho le H J 11 1 I jl ' iffctivo Service, anil to report crime, rav .lDerul, Kneliw 1 ntnuipn nun mirtrwiw Aition- can mm LiuoH.'itn Hrcrtit Servioi Co., CineimiuU, uhio. SEALSSSBTENCILS It.illoiiUcM'k A Co. fjC, Mi.iuHL KtutHUd City, Mo QIQx Ter month nrnrto wlllnc onyTOBtx.peornmni vlJO tun' Un Jlnvkevo KtatluJierv I'ackrure. Jlriidc lvnfnolnk required ), Novelties, Tintjonii, H. M, needle, oil CntuloRtio free, llnckevo Novelty C (.'liicinnati. 0 BILL STOHE AND MILL FURNJSI11N& MUFACT0R1 Crist Mills OP FREM BURR STONE, KtiUMud IBM. Tortoblo Miils for Farmers B w Mill C)wneri,ete. 1'ilecfroin $!!0 up. (VinpUite M II ami Hhfller$!tfi. A boy - ton Ksiiul mnl keep iit T order. A'l..pteUBny i w kind or miiinmo iower. IVimi.tetaFlrmrlntrnnrt Corn Will for fUmft. . UYKH, CO., IiiUltumiioHa, lnd. -mSEmtt.&l&rxmWGBBlZSBIl Bend for tletnUe-1 Btftteiwnt or mil (ijlNevvPJari eu-.jmaw? wwtoiasggyga ot rcuuiiuK-uiwuu vul iiiaiiL-mt i.'.-t Klu.liwile u i.-uw. NoMich terrufi wem jvert'itorei ffereilonnlHoffirietlyreralilelnPtnimrnbl i-.itirr.cinj-. ii.-h imrne. nr. " STIC I N WAV ft SONS." "IIAIN lvS.',"TAYI.OI!XFTltLt:'l.;e.Ad- ii T ''Y'ili'-''-'-'1"'"1'1'"1''1''""'1'1''''1' r in riiTkrm."olTliiii.TrTinionti'. Knn'-iis City. Mo UJSAOCUIAKTKItSfor tl.cOVSTEUTUADli DORNSEIF & ORTLOFF, WIIOLIHALE DKALBKH IN Thin e-ir rrnrionfn nn ptim fine 11) Hlnrlp fPnnr Steeli I' F.Alt I, WOLF HMtF. worth ono of whte. the IMPOHTER. C. M UNINC.TON. 45 .tacri'nn street, Ohirapo. neri'ps to nentl loenrli ol Our MuhMTllicr FKKI', upon your frendlnp Mm this ni 1 1 Ice ami 1.)0 to ;.iv iosiatre nod Ducking FKESH Cs."S'rJ3KSf Cove Oyntera. I-.ol.ntor?. KnlivKn, Sardines, Jlolliuid llcrrinH, .Viv.iii. Vich.n'ifcH, TrliM-. I'ls' I'V!t, iAnur.Tf; hJI'mmt, Swirts CliPOHe, Snprirtjjro CliriiHu, Ituluifna Saurtajfo, Salmi Oils, 8uucoh, KUj., 218 West Fiflh Street, Kansas CUy,Mo. f'ST'Onoda shipped to any of fonr.tiT. 1 A l;N ICS' FOOT-rO WKK MACIIINKItY. 3 different iniiclniim with which ltr.llduni, Ciiiillirt Makers K' ti Maker- nml JoIiIh-i h in miwellittiisins wurk ciiii cm- N-teaHtgUAMTY ash I'HKJE with Htuim jMiwer mnnuf tetnr n .; nlv AmiiteutK' MipplifM, paw binder, fm:iv wor ds n- il JtM-jrrH, riny where you rend thin uml end for rjitnlntn mnl priivn, V. 1 ti JOHN KAHNKS, lt.Kjkfo.d, Win- ArehlMvtrUid iJesiKiicr. 0!He ovrt Vo-tOflicu. I A. J. KELLY iix? Ivan VSJftrjfrfl Wmfca ror. Front and Holmon St. Sash Wilifflils In Cents Per Pnnn. Two Cents Per Ponni For MWcistti CAN BE MADE Every Day! r-int; the TlFl IN WlM.I. liitKINC nnd Hue K IHUI l.tNuMii- chink. The lulior I all done ly Ihtso. n Patent itlitlit fswiinlle. ymir money'H wortu in lirhtnery auji lix.u. Ireulaiit lr. Address. MMMII.H A MJl.l.V, 1 infill, Ohio, iiJ M'-L. KUBIJKit AND L15ATHEI1 BUILDEBS HAEDWAEE Window OlniwMnrbleizs-d Mnutlen, Miller JJrothcrs'Mixecl Paints, Circular finwn, FftlrlmnkB' Heailew, Seiner Trnmmcl Nrtu (iirirt, HitiM and H'-volveru, If you wunl uuy of llu Bbovo, writo (or l'rlce to FOrderi! by mall prom ptly KaiiMUH City, IlLeil Rt lowe-t prtew OMMISSION Paid to Airent on two very e'etrtint anil valnnh'n b,toks on popular BiiliiectJ, nileu wun tno very invent imir-irn- LI'ltlH Iiy tll.U'U AT In in, U 1MU1IIK IO p.lHIl Ak'l'lllrt in F.vkuy TOWN en thine Ixi k at 0MK. we will vlve KI'ICf'IA L ANI IfNUSUAl, COMMISSIONS to AtrentH h IiohddIv within twknty da vh. Wo iih'hii liUHiiiuKH 1 ht-urt lor UirciilatH, it nun, eu,, tux, w i lie Amorican PuUiching Co., Chicago, 111, Boys and CmLs Ann MAKING MONK l HAl'll'LI printing Cnrd; Isibrl. marking tl'.tMnfy at.: FAMILY MUSTER and eumfUu owfj, by mal,forSt,prMt f tinn; SUfUt; $r,tSltnet. DiAMOSV PlilST- iXG MiESS and romplt outfit fir f7. D Your Qwn Printing 5JV0 FXI'ES'$R,trevt far (nffpirifr.Vtf ivW procuring HOLDING S OFFICIAL I'KXS.Sant ttW fl"' t"ri'fing Card, Tntit, fotlrl, ("irru- ieLOutf its from $1 ud BUHR STONE 3lady for bcruuu, Opeulor Ureaa. GRIST and FEED &.ILLS "Wiirrimtrtl Creator Cnimelty, Lns lowor and t'hnipiT in I'rico Tlum liny iitlior Mill AVhut "They Say" of Thcnu I'rimtton, 111., March U. IflTff. Twenty-tlve biiBhcLt per huitr with only 4 Im-ne p'wur 2.i iurh mill. J F. HUUTON. WARUlNtiTHN, Iowa, IVc. H, lRli9, On'y 4-hoae tKiwer quality wp:al to 4-fiMit irtone. . K 1M.AIH. City Ouatn Elkvator. Dayton, lire. 13, ln(M. Yimr 2l'.( h inlll bcatH our 4 fmtt hIihio on ellhnr wheat, mealor feed.' J. DUHST. rroprie'or. THnvit.lk II. TI. 'Kr.KVATon. Chienpo, Jan. 1 "in. Wo averajre a ton of meal iwr hour tm our il-iiieh ftono. lla nui four years. Very Fntfaetory. HDWAHDS&CO. fV.''lccInl eatalofrnefl by mail. KicMs' m Wis Co., CHICACO, ILL. lllltlilr8ol'Stim Kn(rlii!s,lrnlnEUvntor, l.'orn Nlielliti-H, vie. Kanhas OlTT N. U. N'.M r Jarln npplyiiiK to any of the above ndvor-tl--oin do not forjrot to euy that you siiw tk vlv-rtiw-mont in tills pupor. CARPETS I ew Coods. Our new goods oru being received and we aro propared to offer to the Wholesale and Jtctall trado the finest and largest assortment of Furniture, Carpets, Curtain Coeds, Oil Clothes, Matting, &o. ever brought to this mnrkot, nnd at prices lower than over boforo, if yon would have the best goods for tlio least money, call nnd see us. ARRHAYI9V U(UTU ft iiUm&toU itfifTTtiiii nuiHiiiin a mm iai mM m n mwji u b IS1 7 ' gW1"1"! Kansas City, UZiQwvU