Then father took the Bible down
And in his dear, old-fashioned hand
Upon its Record pages, brown
He wrote the name as it should standi
fcut prqtest came from all the rest
At giving such a little fairy,
The dearest, sweetest, and,uie best^
That antiquated naine to carry.
And aunts and ee^ond-cpuslns cry
"A name so worn ana ordinary
Could not be found if one shoulu try
As that same appellation 'Mary.'"
And o'er, and o'er again they laud
Her yellow curls, nerbaby grace
"Oh, call her 'Ethelhid,' or 'Maud,'
.Or 'Christine,' for her angel-face."
"But time will change this golden fleecy
To match the eyes in dustcy splendor
Far better name fl«r'Beatrice,'
Or 'Imogen,' serene and tender."
"Oh, name the child for Aunt Louisa,
For she. good soul, is well-to-do,'
The compliment i6 sure to please her,
And we can call the darling 'Lou.'"
Most prudent counsel, all too late I
'Twlxt Malachi's and Matthew's pages
Appears, unchangeable as fate,
The name beloved of all the ages.
The ancient gem, its purity
Unspoiled shall grace our latest beauty
Sometime on dearer lips to be
The synonym of love and duty
And gracious womanhood adorn,
However fortune's gifts may vary,
Till on ad iv like Easter Morn
She hears the Master call her "Mary".
—Jennie ColUm, irt The Current.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD FAlLtJRE.
"I atri a plain woman, Mi\ Forrester,
a very plain woman—"
"Yes, madam, you are very plain,
still for a woman of your age,"I think
that you appear tvfell fcinough."
•'I didn't mean that," she said with
a jerk of her head, Accompanied by a
sharp noise that sounded like a snap.
"If you think that I am so ill looking,
you needn't Come where I am* Yes, I
am a plain woman, and I think that it
is best to be frank with you. Frank
ness is one of the virtues that should
receive special cultivation, and I have
cultivated it. I do not approve of
your attentions to Caroline. You are
a kind-hearted and arenerous man, per
haps, but—but—I dislike to say it—
but your habits are bad."
"Well, you gamble."
"So do you.
"What! you impudent man I never
grambled in my life."
"Yon are gambling now."
"Yes, gambling now. Speculating
on my lack of morality."
"Mr. Forrester, in spite of myself,
you keep me in a good humor, but
£ood humor is one thing and judgment
"That's a fact, Mrs. Andrews, and I
have noticed that persons of best hu
mor are frequently people of poorest
judgement. I can commend you for
the former, but of the latter, I fear
you are somewhat short. It is true
that 1 bet on an occasional horse race,
but I hope you do not think that I'd
put up my wife on the bob-tail horse
against anything put up on the bay. I
have won about as much money* as I
have lost, and taking the amusement
as profits, my net gains have been
"That's all very well, Mr. Forrester,
but I cannot tolerate gambling."
"Let me see. Madam, I once heard
of a widowed lad who dabbled some
what in cotton futures. The market
went against her, and—well, she was
"Who told you that?"
"Never mind. This lady, according
to her own confession, is very plain,
but it seemed that the sharpers
found her to be decidedly attractive."
"You ought to be ashamed of your
self to stand up there and talk to me
"Well, I'll sit down."
"No, you needn't. I do not wish to
give you any evidence of my approval.
You may make this visit as short as you
please. You cannot make it too short
to suit me."
"Now, of all gambling," said the
voung man, seating himself, "basing
hopes on cotton futures is the most
hazardous. My father lost his head
"Don't taunt me. I was advised to
invest a few hundred dollars. I lost,
but I learned a lesson."
"Yes, never to pu., your money on
the red when you should have put it on
the black. That's all very well, but
suppose you had won? Don'tyou think
that you would have risked a few more
"No, I don't, for I saw the evil—"
"After you had lost but that has
nothing to do with Caroline. I love
that giri, hanged if I don't. She is not
beautiful—taking somewhat after her
mother, but she is attractive—tak
somewhat after her father
I love her very devotedly yes, more
so than I can ever love any one else.
I think that I can make a good wife
"You good for nothin?, audacious
rascal, you ought*to be ashamed of
yourself to sit there and talk that
"I'll stand up, then."
"I'd rather see you walk."
"Which I'll have to do if I swap
horses many more
one can speak
Mrs. Andrews, any
lightly of marriage
"She does not."
"She is a truthful girl, Mrs. An-
I Jdrews. You may not have discovered
this, but it is a fact. Where is the
"None of your business."
"Of course not, but where is she?
Out chasing the tawdry butterfly or
engaged in the exciting ride of a stick
"You area fool."
"You compliment me. Oh, crested
Mrs. Andrews, in perilous night, whose
banners arise on the battlements
••Tom Forrester, you are crazy?"
"Can I see the damselP"
"When in sight, yes."
Mrs. Andrews rushed from the
room. The young man sauntered
lazily away. Stopping for a moment,
he leaned on the gate, then with a low
hum, as though he were too lazy to
sing, he crossed the road, climbed
the fence and dissappeared in the
Mrs. Andrews was a widow of sev
eral years experience. She had been a
widow ever since old General Andrews
was found dead in a New Orleans ho
tel. The old fellow was a convivial
ist, and it was thought that his death
resulted from the inability of his phys
ical self to keep pace with his appe
tite. Mrs. Andrews, as the season for
"pitching" the crop had come, spent
but little time in mourning. Rainy
days, why? the land was too wet to be
plowed, she grieved gently, but when
the sun shone, she was out anions the
hands, urging them to a vigorous dis
charge of duty. Young Forrester was
known as the "neighborhood failure."
He had rollicked through college and
spluttered through a law course had
opened an office in the county town
and had promptly closed it had se
cured a position oh a daily paper and
bad been discharged—had done nearly
everything to exhibit a lack of stabil
ity, but had accomplished nothing td
exhibit a purpose in li£e.
Caroline Andrews was as Forrester
had said, an attractive girl. She- was
bright and original, and report eaid
that she had been expelled from a
boarding school for playing an embar
rassing prank on a maiden teacher.
W Forrester Je]l to Joy? with
each othei", the people said, on account
of a similarity of "triflingness."
When jforrester reached home, or
rather the fared house where he board
ed "on time," he went to his room,
seated himself at a table and began to
write. TJie table was covered with
manuscript and the floor was strewn
with scraps of piaper—rejected ex
pressions of thought.
Some ope entered the room and said
that dinner was ready, but he paid no
attention. Evening found him still
seated at the table. He sto ped long
enough to ig.it a lamp, but disregard
ing a summons to supper, he bent
himself to his work. Late at night he
turned down the light and went to
bed, but unable to sleep he arose and
went to work again. Occasionally he
would scratch out a word—a line, and
then, after finishing a page, he would
read it, tear it into little bits and
throw it on the floor. When the sun
came up and made the lamp-light look
dim, he went to bed and slept until
dinner time. After dinner he went
over to the Andrews place. He found
Caroline in the sitting room. Looking
around, and seeing no one else, he
kissed the girl.
"Where's the old lady P"
"Gone out to the field."
"She savs. that we shall not marry
"Yes, but she does not know* does
she Tom?" kissiilg him.
"I hope that she is in error."
"What have you been doing? Your
eyes are red."
"Working on my book. When I
saw you the other day, you remember,
I assured you that it would be a suc
"Now, however, I do not believe
that it will be."
"Oh, I don't know. I just don't see
wliy it should. Sometimes I have great
faith in it, and the first thing I know it
becomes so stupid that I can scarcely
keep from burninr it."
"1 have no doubt of its success,
"You do not know. Your belief is
in me, and your loVe for me gives you
a good opinion of the work but truly
I don't believe that I'll ever find a
"Now, Tom, for my sake, keep on
trying. It will be a success."
"How can it? The world is full of
"But none like the one you will
"None so poor, probably."
"Oh. don't be discouraged."
"If it should fail, you would desert
"Tom, you are despondent to-day,
You have worked too hard," putting
back a lock of hair from his forehead.
"The success of the book, so far as my
affections are concerned, will not
make the slightest difference. You
know that 1 love you devotedly and
that even though mother should per
sist in her unreasonable objections—
here comes mother,"
When Mrs. Andrews entered the
room, Tom and Caroline were sitting
on opposite sides of the room.
''Caroline, go up stairs. The young
lady obeyed. "Mr. Forrester, did I
not make myself jlain yesterday?"
"Oh, no, Mrs. Andrews, you did not
make yourself plain yesterday. Many
years have elapsed since you were
"Well, sir, if kind advice will not
keep you away from my house, I shall
see what virtue there is in the law."
"You won't find any,'madam. I
have studied it thoroughly and am
prepared to speak."
"It's lack of virtue caused your pur
suance of it, doubtless."
"No, the sad discovery caused me
to so soon throw it aside."
"Caroline tells met *at you are writ
ing a book."
"What sort of a book?"
"A fiddle-stick. I didn't know but
you were revising Hoyle."
"Wonder you hadn't thought it to
be entitled 'What May Come or a
Quiet Speculation in Futures.'
"Don't you taunt me. 1 lost no
one's money but my own, and it is
none of your business, sir."
"Oh, no, and it did not seem to be
very much business for yourself."
"Why were you and Caroline sitting
so far apart when I came in? Had
vou been quarreling?"
"No, it was because we were sitting
so close together when we saw you
"Well, Mr. Forrester, I have worri
ed with you about as long as I can."
"Don't be in a hurry."
"You are certainly the most insolent
man I ever saw."
"But not the most courageous,"
"No, indeed you are not."
"I should think that the late Mr. An.
drews was a man of courage. No of
fense, madame, no offense. I'm gone.
Forrester did not see Caroline again
until after his book had been com
pleted, and then he met her at a neigh
bor's house. The work had been ac
cepted by a reputable publisher, still
the young author lacked faith in the
venture, for in speaking to Caroline,
he said: "Its acceptance was only one
step. It only places it before its ene
mies. The opinion of a publisher, af
ter all, is worth no more than the opin
ion of any other shrewd business man.
It will be a failure."
The book was a great success. The
magazines and newspapers lauded it,
but its large sale was its greatest fea
ture of achievement.
One evening, after receiving an en
couraging lettter and a still more en
couraging check from his publishers,
Forrester called at the house of Mrs.
Andrews. She was sitting alone,
"Come in," she said when she saw
him approach the open door. "Have
this seat," arising, "I have not seen
you for along time. They tell me that
your book is quite a success. I am
truly glad to hear it for I would not
like to think that Caroline had married
the 'neighborhood failure.' While I
had no objections to vou, and while I
always encourage* your suit, yet I
was a little anxious. I read the book,
and I was verj much surprised, I
must say, for I did not think you could
write so many pretty things. Caroline
has gone over to Peterson's. She will
be back in a moment.
Forrester new not what to say.
Mrs. Andrews continued:
"I was telling her to-day that I did
not see why the marriage should be
postponed much longer. She is such a
good girl and loves you so devotedly."
'•The old hag," thought Forrester.
"I don't think I ever saw such de
votion," she went on. "Does nothing
but talk of you all the time."
'Never mind. I know what you are
going to say. Yon want to thank me,
but I did nothing but my duty. How
few do that, is no matter. I have, done
mine, and that's all there is about it.
You don't owe me a cent, Tom, and I
want you to understand that my house
shall always be your home."
"Hush now, and let me talk. As I
was saying— ah, here's Caroline.
I'll go out to the kitchen a moment
and leave you together."
"Oh,.Tom," exclaimed Caroline. "I
inte#4e4 to see YOU tbia morning and
tell you, but I didn':, Mother haa told
you, hasn't sheP"
"She hasn't told me anything. She
has only shown me what a hypocrite
"Don't say that, for you'd have to
take it back. I'll tell yoti something
that will open your eyes. Some time
ago mother gave me a check for ten
thousand dollars, payable to your or
der. Wait until I get through She
said that she would try to make some
thing of you, and that 1 must not tell
you of the check until the day of our
marriage. When she heard that you
were writing a book, she said: 'Now,
Caroline, that book is bound to be a
failure, and when it proves to be, go
to him with that check and tell him
that I say he must get married at once.:
But the book wasn't a failure, was it,
The old lady had entered the room.
"God bless you, madam—"
"Never mind, Tom. Don't get me
stirred up. If you do, I'll let the pies
burn. No horse races, Tom. I know
what you are going to say, sir. You
don't need to warn me about cotton
futures. Walk out to supper. What
are you crying for, you big booby?
There, now, come on, rom.,T—
Bead, in Aricansaw Traveler.
Walks and Talks on the Farm.
I have not had a single case of goitre
iii lambs for many years. I do noi
know that there is any cure for it. 1
am inclined to think it is the result
largely of general debility* caused in
many cases by keeping the sheep in
close, damp cellars or barns. A
French book on sheep says it is caused
by the "humidity of the habitations.",
In the management of sheep there is
no one point of greater importance
than fresh air, and a dry place to lie
down. Too much damp straw under
foot is Specially objectionable Sheep
like a little clean straw scattered on
the shed every day. Stir up the soiled
bedding and then spread etenly hall
an inch or so of fresh straw on top*
The sheep will lie down and you will
see how much they will enjoy it.
Lambing time, if everything goea
well, is of special interest and pleas
ure, but if things go wrong the shep
herd will need all his patience and ex
perience. I have been through it all,
and I wish I could drop a hint that
would be useful, but hardly know what
to say. There is one thing to be espe
cially guarded against, and that is im
patience. In valuable flocks of sheep,
of course the owner or shepherd will
rarely let one, two or three hours go
past without seeing that his attendance
is not required. He will want to be
on hand, but as a rule the less he does,
except at a critical moment, the bet
ter. Forethought, due preparation,
constant watchfulness, and a masterly
inactivity, combined with intelligent
promptness, are the desirable requi
sites. We frequently "slop" our ewes
after lambing, just as we do cows.
Bran and oat-meal or corn-meal, or
oil-cake meal, makes an excellent slop,
say half and half, giving from one to
two pounds of the mixture to each
sheep per day, according to the size of
the ewe. Of course, if you have plen
ty of roots, slops are not needed, but
the hard oats, or corn, or oil-cake
should not be omitted. Farmers
should raise more roots for their live
stock. All hoed crops aid in improv
ing the condition of the land.—Joseph
Harris in American Agriculturist for
The Bullion Yield.
Concerning the bullion yield, mines
and mining, Montana is rapidly ap
proaching the first place in the union
of states, says a correspondent of The
St. Louis Globe-Democrat. The great
mineral veins and seams all through
the rocky ridges in the western part of
the territory still keep up the apparent
inexhaustible yield of precious bullion
that they did when discovered years
ago. Within the boundaries of Mon
tana are at least a hundred mines,
which, for richness, extent, and indi
cations of permanence are unequaled
anywhere else in the world. The
small district of which Butte is the
center is perhaps one of the richest
spots on earth, and it certainly is of
the American Continent. Within a
radius of three miles of the center of
the town was produced in 1884 more
money than Arizona, California or Ne
vada .more than twice as much as
Utah more than Idaho and New Mex
ico combined, and almost as much as
Colorado. Butte has eight quartz
mills, with a crushing capacity of 32Q
tons per day four smelters, with a
combined daily capacity of over 500
tons and four concentrators, with a
combined daily capacity of over 600
tons. But the most astonishing thing
about this wonderful camp is its never
ending supply of valuable ore. The
quantity of copper ore shipped and
treated in Butte in 1884 was fully
twice as large as that of the previous
year, and the production of silver from
this district, if it holds out as it prom
ises at present, will do more to knock
the value of silver as a money stand
ard than all the other mines in the
world combined. The earth in this
favored spot seems to be one mass of
mineral. Sink a shaft almost any
where in the Butte district, and min
eral of some kind is sure to be struck.
The monthly pay-rolls of the ten lead
ing companies of Butte average nearly
a million dollars and nearly all of the
leading mines are dividend paying.
The mineral yield* of the territory for
1884 is said by the best authorities to
be between eighteen and twenty mil
lions, of which the placer mines pro
duced about one million dollars in gold
dust and nuggets. The bullion yield
of Montana for 1883 was $9,879,000.
Parasites in Domestic Fowls.
On dissecting a fowl which had died
from sickness, Thomas Taylqr, M. D.,
of the department of agriculture,
found reddish markings on the rib
muscles and the lungs, which under
the microscope were seen to consist of
numerous mites, closely resembling
Cytoleichus sarcoptoides (Megnin,) a
species not hitherto reported Amer
ica. When the skin was removed from
another fowl, great numbers of small,
white, opaque specks were seen in the
cellullar tissue, and by means of the
microscope mites were found, of the
species Laminosioptes gallinorum (Meg
nin). The opaque specks were of a
calcareous substance, and many con
tained the remains of one or more of
these mites. In the same fowl Dr.
Taylor found thousands of encysted
nematoids, resembling, under a micro
scope of low power, Trichina spiralis,
but under a power of about five hun
dred diameters they seemed to be of
an nndescribed species. A third fowl
also contained mites of the species
qallinomm. Dr. Taylor deems it proba-,
blp that.a considerable amount of dis
ease prevailing among American do
mestic fowls, and not referable to any
known type may be due to such para
sites. He suggested that carbolic acid,
or other disinfectants, sprinkled about
henneries might prove useful as an
antidote to these, and to external para
sites.—JFopular Science Monthly.
"Will you please let this young lady
have your seat?" asked a young man of
a hard-working laborer in a crowded
"I don't think I will, sor. I see
she's got a pair of skates wid her an1
is goin to the rink, an' if she's stout
enough to skate siveral hours she
ought to be able to schtand^up here
in the car a few minutes until she gits
there," was the prompt and appropri
ate State Jourmi,
USEFUL AM) PLEASANT
An oil Well has been struek at Dallas
In New York forty-six stenograph
ers on the city pay roll draw $96,120
Druid Hill park, Baltimore, has a
baby camel, which was promptly
named El Mehdi.
A Bucks county, Pennsylvania,
farmer, chloroformed his diseased cat
tle before killing them.
Miss Weaver, of Kittanning Pa.,
has had twenty-four needles taken
from breast, side, and arms.
There are two thousand Italian
3laves under the padrone system in
Philadelphia, says The Times, of that
IT A bill in preparation in the Penn
sylvania legislature proposed that
skating rinks be taxed 1 per cent of
their gross receipts.
Boston papers make rather light of
the dynamite explosions. Sullivan's
sprees have made the Hub regardless
of slight disturbances.
At Yale 73 per cent of the students
came from other states than Connecti
cut at Harvard 45 per cent came from
other than Massachusetts.
A Boston clergyman is lecturing on
"A Business Man's Conscience." For
obvious reasons no "horrible exam
ple" accompanies the lecture.
"Are you sure you are converted?"
asked Mr. Spurgeon of a devout house
maid. "Deed, sir I think I am, for I
sweeps under the beds and in dark,
"This is good weather for the chol
era," remarked a citizen on a zero
morning. "Yes, but I haven't got
the cholera," gloomily replied the sec
Tin and brass do not go well to
gether, says a scientific paper Mr.
Science, you're away off. It's always
the fellow with brass that gets the girl
with the tin.
Cincinnati has under discussion the
building of an elevated belt railroad
around the city, the length of which
will be seventeen miles, and the esti
mated cost $5,000,000.
Wilkesbarre citizens told the school
principals that they did not want their
"voung wirls" to deliver declamations
in schools, as it has a tendency to
make them very bold.
A little girl with the mumps recently
explained her feelings to her Sunday
school teacher by saying that she felt
as though a headache had slipped
down into her neck."
Neal Dow is now convinced that the
enmity to prohibition comes from the
moderate drinkers. Hard drinkers
are all anxious for the closing of the
grog-shop as a relief from temptation.
Richmond, Va., according to a pub
lished report, furnished gas from its
sjas-works (owned by the city) at less
than 80 cents per 1,000 cubic feet last
year, and had a net profit left of $94,
It is said that Congressman Phil
Thompson, when a prosecuting attor
aey in Kentucky, once asked his twin
brother to try a case for him. He did
so, and the "court did not know the
The new literary venture—Editor to
contributor—Your story is too long
for one issue. Contributor Well,
then, print it in twro. Editor (reflect
ing seriously)—My dear sir, there will
not be two issues.
A Washington eccentric female
genius has invented a "machine to
fay a ghost." A much more useful
aonlrivance in these days of business
stagnation and indolent hens would
be a machine to lay eggs.
Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia
is a great geographer, and but for his
position and duties, would be a great
traveler. His palace is called the Ber
lin African headquarters, and all ex
plorers are welcome guests there
It is said that the bobolinks, Jwhich
ire such dandylike, rollicking birds in
the summer, go south in the
take off their gaudy uniform, pat on
suits of rusty black, change their aanie,
and become either reed or rice birds.
Here is an advertisement that In
terests me a good deal," said Mrs.
'Bascom, thoughtfully. "What is it?"
asked her husband. "Why, it's the
advertisement of a '7 per cent, net, se
curity guaranteed.' I'm awfully both
ered lately about keeping my back hair
up, and I'll call in and look at it."
Proprietor of German restaurant to
new waiter: "Dot letter for you, eh
JTou was der Baron von Schinkel
jjerg?" New waiter (meekly): "Yes,
inein herr." Proprietor: "Den you
wasn't no reckular waiter, eh? Yell
dake a dollar a veek off your veags."
A peculiar coincidence in connection
with Hira Bates and wife, of South
Hanover, Mass., who are now living
and 88 years old, is that they were
both born on the same day, Aug. 5,
1796, and within a few hours of each
other. Barry'c history of Hanover
says that they were married Feb. 24,
The liquor dealers of Rome, Ga,
3ays The Savannah News, are prepar
ing to "boycot" a large number of
men who continually drink to excess,
thus injuring themselves and not ben
efitting the saloons. When the list is
fully made out every saloon-keeper
will forfeit $50 if he ever sells to a
man on the list.
A country editor in Missouri was
shot in the stomach by a desperado
the other day. It was the first thing,
except water, that the poor fellow had
had in his stomach for a week, and he
felt .so grateful that he gave the vil
lain a column "puff" in the very next
issue of his paper.
According to the recent decision of
a Maine judge, all ponds in that state
containing more than ten acres are
public ponds, and the right to cut ice
upon them is a public right, free to all.
In this particular the owners
of the shores have no greater
rights than other persons who can
reach the ponds without trespassing
upon the land of others.
The "Temple farm" at Yorktown,
Va., on which is' the Moore honse,
where the commissioners to draw up
the articles of the surrender of Corn
wallis met on Oct. 18, 1781, is adver
tised for sale. It was upon this farm
that the ceremonies of the Yorktown
centennial celebration took place,
when the Moore house was made the
home of the French guests.
Quite a stir has been made among
the health authorities of New Hamp
shire over the discovery of oleomarga
rine in Concord, and the fact that two
tons of it are said to have been re
ceived in the city. The officials, ac
cording to a Concord dispatch, sav
that New Hampshire is flooded witb
adulterated articles of food of almost
every description, and it is expected
that a systematic investigation of the
matter will be begun soon.
The principal pawnshop in Mexico is
owned and run by the government,
and occupies the old palace where the
viceroys lived while the country was a
collonial possession of Spain. The
viceroys seldom lived in the govern
mental palace, which stands on the
location of the grea'c Aztec temple.
There is a tradition that'.every man
who lived in that building^nded his
days in misfortune and misery. So
the viceroys had a palace built Across
the plaza, where they lived without
(ear of this superstition.
A Crazy-Quilt Sho#.
From the Boston Traveller.
The number of pieces comprising the
display of the fcrazy quilt and needle
art work exhibition at Hoftictiltural
Hall has thus far mounted up to 10,000
and more. Many of the less important
articles had to be removed from the ex
hibition recently to make room for
the display of newer and more valuable
exhibits. Among these new arti
cles is what may safely be announc
ed as one of the most costly quilts in the
world. It is made of the most expen
sive material which it was possible to
obtain, saving, only, "jewels of gold,
jewels of silver and previous stones,"
Which would not have been appropriate
either, in such an article, while
in design and execution it shows
the greatest variety and. elab
oration of embroidery work. The quilt
belongs to Mrs. Davenport, of Maiden,
was several years in process of construc
tion, and is valued at about $3,000.
Another quilt of elaborate design and
Kensington work belongs to Mrs. James
Scott, of Detroit, Wis., and is worth
$1,000. It was brought here from the
New Orleans Exposition, where it at
tracted much attention in the needle
art work display. Another military
quilt, so to speak, was shown, made by
a private soldier in the English Grena
dier Guards, while in barracks at Wind
sor Castle, but who is now with his reg
iment in the Soudan. The quilt con
tains 1,574 pieces of cloth taken from
the uniforms of officers of the British
army, and, of course, is of very many
different colors. The center piece of
the quilt contains the colors of the Un
ion Jack and the British crown. It is
valued at about $500.
The value of opium imported as medi
cine last year was $661,044, and for
smoking purposes $10,124. In 1883,
the value of opium for smoking was
$2,684,589, this large quantity having
been hurried in in the early months of the
year so'as not to subject it to the increased
duty of $4. The average value of opi
um used in the United States by the
Chinese or others, in their death-deal
ing pipes, seems to be at first cost $800,
000 a year. When used to cater to hu
man vice, $2,500,000 would be a figure
within the limit.
In the examination at Cleveland, be
fore United States Commissioner White
of Dr. T. H. Bingham, of Lyndale, ac
cused of passing counterfeit nickels, the
prisoner confessed his guilt, and said
he was forced to do it to keep his wife
and children from starving. He was too
proud to beg, and presented a most
touching picture of his sick wife and
child asking for food. Bingham said he
could not find enough to do at his prac
tice to support him. He was held for
trial and his family will be taken care
of by charitable people in Cleveland.
The truth is, says the Salem Gazette,
in spite of the marvelous progress that
has been made in the gathering up and
prompt serving of news, the business
is very much overdone, and we are often
led to doubt whether the mental train
ing of the mass of people is as good as
it was half a century ago, when there
was less matter to read and far more
careful reading and digesting of what
there was. It is doubtful if the general
run of people "salt down," in their
heads, as comprehensive and genuine a
knowledge of publio affairs as they did
At Des Moines the Irish State League
closed. Resolutions were adopted in
dorsing and reaffirming the platform of
the National League also indorsing
Parnell and his party approving the
renewal of the study of the Irish lan
guage affirming loyalty to republican
institutions in favor of an amendment
to the Constitution prohibiting owner
ship of land in fee simple by any but
American citizens. Over $2,000 was
raised as forking fund. Council
Bteffs. W**'sefeeL» meet
ing. M. T. GaSgfo^^
Mr. & B. Hoyt, a mechanical engineer st the
New Orleans Exposition, was severely injured
by a huge derrick pole falling on hie foot He
was conveyed to hia residence and after-only
three applications of St Jabob's Oil, all the
welling and pain disappeared, and he resumed
The following are the exact salaries
paid by the present management of the
Paris Grand Opera to the eight princi
pal performers: Madame Krauss 180,
000 francs ($86,000) per annum, Mile.
Ada Isaacs 96,000 francs, Mile. Richard
78,000 francs, Mile. Dufranc 52,800
francs, M. Lassalle 162,000 francs, M.
Solomon 78,000 francs, Sellier and
Bondouresque each 78,000 francs.
Pennsylvania has a state tax on
watches, the result of which, as reported
by the Secretary of Internal Affairs,
are amusing, The population of the
state is about 4,500,000. The number
of voters last November was 900,00Q.
But in all this population and this army
of voters there were only 45,596 watches,
gold, silver and "common." So it
would appear that there were last year
4,454,404 Pennsylvanians, not one of
which had a watch.
The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher said,
in response to one of his cranky people,
who is opposed to roller skating: These
places are said to be immoral, are they
Well, tlie same was said of our old New
England singing schools, which also
brought our young people together.
However, I think too highly of our
American young men and girls to be
lieve that they would misbehave them
selves in being brought in contact of,
course, allowing for the usual discount
of wrong doers.
Ufa la tho Paris Bewora.
is possible, for a short time to the robust, bnt
the majority of refined persons would prefer
immediate death to existence in their reeking
atmosphere. How much more revolting to be
in ones self a living sewer. Bnt this is actu
plly the case with those in whom the inactivity
of the liver drives the refuse matter of the
^ody to escape through the lungs, breath, the
pooes, kidneys and bladder. It is astonishing
that life remains in such a dwelling. Dr.
Pierce's "Golden Medical Discovery" restores
normal purity to tho system and renews the
Collsinger & Co.'s starch factory at Edin
burgJLnd., burned. Loss, $75,000 insurance,
Throw Amy Trasses.
and employ the radical, new method, guaran
teed to permanently care the worst cases of
rupture. Send two letter stamps for refer
ences, pamphlet and terms. World's Dispen
sary Medical Association, 663 Main Street, Buf
falo, N. Y.
Woolen mills of Bellfontaine, Ohio, owned
a P. Miller and Frank J. Bcarff, framed.
Loss, #25,000 insured.
"Her face so fair, as flesh it seemed not,
But heavenly portrait of bright angel's hue,
Clear as the sky, without a blame or blot,
Through goodly mixture
of complexions due.
And in her cheeks the vermeil red did show.''
This is the,poet's description of a woman
acting properly, and is the enviable condition
sound and healthy
system was in a perfectly
-with every function
The Washington correspondent of
the New York Tribune says: Among
the crowd oh the streets on inaugura
tion eve a good many queer tilings
might have been jotted down. Asa
White, who was iii the Interior Depart
ment from the time T/oiff Ewing the
elder became the first secretary thete,
remarked to some office-seekers:
"Never mind, gentlemen, I have seen
Abraham Lincoln just as anxious as you."
"How is that?" asked one.
"Why, when the Interior Department
was created the new secretary had the
disposal of the Land Office, and Abra
ham Lincoln came to me and filed his
papers. That was back in 1848 Hi3
opponent was another Illinois matt
named Butterfield. Butter field was a
lawyer who had defended the prophet*
Joe Smith On a charge of murder He
and Lincoln were pretty jealous 6f each
other. They went through all forms of
soliciting friends to sign the applica
tions and watched their chances ner
vously, but Butterfield got away with
Lincoln. Lincoln was very much ex
cited over his failure, and when he
came to the office the last time,
ed for his indorsements, he claimed that
nearly all his valuable papers had been
stolen. He said that his opponent's
friends had committed larceny, and
therefore stole a march on him."
A E A
JTree from Opiates, Emetic* and Poisons.
A PROMPT, SAFE, SURE CURE
For Coughs, Sore Throat, Hoarseness, Influenza,
Colds. Bronchitis, Croup, Whooping Cough,
Aithma, Quinsy,Pain*In Chest,and other
affections of the Xhroat end
Price 80 cents a bottle. Sold by Druggists and Deal
Parties unable to induce their dealer to promptly
get it for them zoill receive two bottles,Exprett charge*
paidy by sending one dollar to
TUB CnAKI.ES A. TOOEIiER COBMXT,
Sols Owners snd Manufacturers,
17. B. A.
EVERY SPECIES or IXOHINO, Scalv, Pimply, In
herited, Scrofulous, and Contagions Diseases of the
Blood, Skin,and Scalp, with Loss of Hair, from infancy
to old age, are positively cured by the COTIOCBA REM
RESOLVENT,the new blood pnrifier,cleans-
es the blood and perspiration of impurities and poison
ous elements, and thus removes the cause.
ijreat Skin Cure, instantly allays Itch
ing and Inflammation, clears the Skin and Scalp, heals
Ulcers and Sores, and restores the Hair.
CUTICURA SOAP, an exquisite Skin Beautifler and
Toilet Requisite, prepared from CUTICURA, is indi
sable in treating Skin Diseases, Baby Humors,
Blemishes, Chapped and Oily Skin.
Sold ever/where. Price: CUTIOUBA, 50c. RESOL
VENT, $1 SOAP,
25c. Prepared by POTTEB DBUQ
CHEMICAL CO., BOSTON. MASS.tho
Send for "How to Cure SKIN DtS9asa»."
A GOO:D FAMILY REMEDY
THAT WILL CURE
COUGHS, COLDS, CROUP 1
Have yon delicate, weakly children, who are
always taking cold and subject to Croup? Re
member, there never was a case of Croup which
did not originate in a cold! Lung Balsam is
READ THE FOLLOWING:
WHOOPING COUGH CUBED.
O. A. HAERIS, of Benevolence. Ga., writes, Deo.
13,1884: "My little boy, but little more than a
year old, bad a severe attack of WHOOPINO
COUGH, which MY family physician said could
not be cured, It was winter. Ha vine: heard of
the merits of ALLEN'8LUKO BALSAM, I lmmcdi
proceeded to town and purchased a bottle,
ihy surprise, this one bottle oured him sound
and welL Other!, heariaf of the mult, tried It,
with equally Rood r*8ttlts. Later, my two little
girls had Whoopiiut Cough, and OM bottle ensod
or them. W* think Whdoplnf Cough is
not much toba4n*ded, ft Aiuori
iAX can bo had ud gfren."
By Its falthftd «M CONSUMPTION HAS
BEEN CCKED, WHI
dies and PhyiltMu kaw
DON'T DESPAIR because all other remad&M
have failed but try this remedy and you wffl
not be deceived.
It will cure when all others faiL
Directions accompany each bottle.
JLs an Expectorant it has no Equal.
It Contains no Opium in
CULL FOR ALLEW LUNS BALSAM.
It Bold bT MEDICINE DEALERS Wl«allr.
3 people is Hos
Tho finest tonic for
ters, which insures
perfect digestion and
assimilation, and the
active performance of
their functions by the
liver and bowels. As
the system acquires
tone through the in
fluence of this benign
medicine, the nerves
25 YEARS IN USE.
The Greatert Medica^rriumjh of fhe Age!
SYMPTOMS OF A
Iaosa of appetite, Bowel costive, Pain in
the head, with a dull sensation in the
back part* Fain nnder the shoulder
blade) Fullness after eating, with a dis
inclination to exertion of body or mind,
Irritability of temper, Low spirits, with
a fbellag of having neglected some duty,
Weariness, Dizziness, Fluttering at the
Heart, Dots before the eyes, Headacho
ever the right eye, Restlessness, with
fitful dreams, Highly colored Urine, and
TITTT'S FILLS are especially adapted
to such eases, one dose effects such a
change of feelingas
to astonish the sufferer.
They Increase the A ppetite.and cause tho
body to Take on Flesh, thu* the system Is
nourished, and by their Tonic Action on
Or«na,I*e*ula* Stools are
TUTT'S HAIR DYE.
GRAY HAIB or WHISKERS changed to a
GLOSST BLACK by a singlo application of
t.hi« DTK. It imparts a nutural color, acts
instantaneously. Sold by Druggists, or
sent by express on receipt of
Office. 44 Murray St Wow York.
of its fair patrons prddttced by Dr.
"Favorite Preacription." Any aruggisi
FOBItoBOATBisxASKSAirp COUGHS. BBOWN'S
BBONCHXAII TBOCHBS, like all really good
.tilings, are frequently imitated The genuine
sold only h) boxes.
is beautiful,all but her skin
and nobody has ever told
her how easy it is to put
beauty on the skin. Beauty
on the skin is Magnolia
Had the Vumber Grass.
Two railroad men were talking over old
times. Inquiry was made as to wnat had be
come of an old freigbt brakeman named Jack
"Didn't ye hear about Jack? No? I thought
everybody knew what he come to. Poor old
Jack—he'll never twiBt another brake or swing
"No, but he might Well be. You see Jack
got the numoer craze. Be got'em bad, too,
"The number craze. Tou don't know What
that is? Ycfa eastern railroaders don't seem to
know much of attythiug. Well, Jack got'em,
his being the third case I eter heard of. Sev
en or eight years ago they todk holt of Jack,
and they kept growm' worse. In 1888 I be
lieve it was, he started out to find the number
of the year. 'Long about the middle of the
summer ho found it. Then he was happy.
But New Year's day he started out hunting for
1884. He looked all summer and all falL Fin
ally cold weather camo, and world you be
lieve it, Jack would sit out on the top' of the
Cars in the freezingest weather looking for
a car numbered 1884. Whenever we passed a
side-track he'd look at the cai-3 like a wild man.
He got so crazy over it that he mighty near
lost his job. Christmas day he found his
car loaded with Hops and Malt Bitters bound
for St Paul and Minneapolis billed to Noyes
Bros. & Culter, Merell & Ryan and
Byman Eliel, Drtig Ca By the way, Jack's
taking those bitters now ana thinks he will be
all right again this spring. He says it is the
best Blood purifier he ever heard of."
"Is that so? Guess I'll try it, Good-bye,
"So long, Mike. Willsee you at the switch."
The house of commons refused to order the
evacuation of the Soudan by a vote of 143 to 39.
Twenty-Five Per Cent Stronger Than Any
Other Butter Color.
BURLINGTON, VT., May 3d, 1882.
I hereby certify that I have examined the
Butter Color prepared by Wells, Bichardson &
Co., and that the eame is free from alkali or
any other substance injurious to health that I
have compared it with some of the best of the
other Butter Colors in the market and find it to
be more than twenty-five per cent, stronger in
color than the best of the others.
I am satisfied that it is not liable to become
rancid or in any way to injure the Butter. I
have examined it after two months free expo
sure to the air in a place liable to large changes
of temperature, and found no trace of rancidi
ty, while other kinds similarly exposed be
came rancid. A. H. SABIN.
Prof. Chemistry, University of Vermont
A Popular Falacy.
Many people think that Rheumatism cannot be
cured. It is caused by a bad state of the blood
which deposits poisonous matter in the joints
and muscles causing lameness, stiffness and
swelling of the joints and excruciating pains.
Kidney-Wort will certainly effect a cure. It
acts on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels, stimu
lating them to a healthy action, purifies and
enriches the blood and eliminates the poison
from tho system. Go to the nearest druggist,
buy Kidney Wort and be cured.
ALLEN'S IBON TONIC BITTEBS COBBECT acid
ty of stomach. All genuine bear the signa
ture of J. P. Allen, Druggist, St Paul, Minn.
Ten stores, being half of the business por
tion of Robinson, Kan., were burned recently.
LOBS, 140,000 insurance, $14,000.
Cough, Cold, Croup.
CONSUMPTION AND REMEDY.
Of all the multitude of fearful ills that prey
upon and destroy the human race, consumption
stands out with distinctive prominence as the
moat alarming. A cold at first, then a neglected
cough, leads to the development of this scourge
of mankind. One remedy that has survived the
test of trial is Allen's Lung Balsam. Com pound
ed from the purest ingredients and free from
all combinations of opium. For coughs, colds,
croup, bronchitis and all other affections of
the throat and lungs it stands unrivaled. It ap
proaches so nearly a specific,that with the com
mon sense directions around each bottle strict
ly complied with, ninety-five per cent of con
sumptive cases are permanently cured bv this
invaluable remedy. Tho safety of every family
would be consulted by keeping a bottle of Al
len's Lung Balsam in the house, and have it
ready for use when coughs, colds and croup
make their unwelcome intrusion.
Gen. Ldzandro Barrillas succeeds Barrios a
president of Guatemala.
It is not understood why druggists keep in
stock so many kinds of medicines for coughs,
colds and consumption, when it is only neces
sary to keep Allen's Lung Balsam, that old, re
liable remedy, which is a pure vegetable prep
aration, and perfectly harmless, as it contains
no opium in any form. Sold everywhere.
The prince of Wales was cheered and the
lord mayor hissed in Dublin recently.
49~Keep this in mind. In the Diamond
Dyes more coloring is given than in anv known
dyes, and they give faster and more brilliant
colors. lOct. at all druggists. Wells, Rich
ardson & Co., Burlington, Yt Sample Card,
32 colors, and book of Erections for 2c. stamp.
Ex-Mayor B. F. Pullen of Paris, Ky., com
mitted suicide recently by taking laudanum.
WE KNOW that Heart Disease can be cured,
why? because thousands say they have used
DR. GRAVES' HEART REGULATOR and
know it does the cure.—Plympton News. $
per bottle at druggist*. Free phaapiet. of f.
E. Ingall% Cambridge, ¥ss
The governor general of Canada Mkp for
•700,000to defray the etwMsnppi liwlH SM
Behold the otoqaeror of all kidnap,4iv«r,
and urinary diaoeoe
Speedy cure to •Udiietnewof the ttda^frar
urinary organs toy BSiag Hnntf 8 Remedy.
What an appetite it gives how restful it
makes my sleep, by tM&ig Hunt's Remedy.
FOR DYSPEPSIA., Indigestion, Depression ol Spir
its and General Debility, in their various forms,
also as a preventive against Fever and Ague,ana
other Intermittent Fevers, the "FEBRO-PHOSPBO
RATED ELIXIR OF CALI^AYA" made by Caswell,
Hazard & Co., New York, and sold
gists, is the best tonic, and for patients recover,
ing from Fever or other sickness.it
has no equal.
WM. HANSCOM, Oshkosh, Wis., who was for
seven years so afflicted with piles that he was
unable to attend to business, is entirely cured
by the use of Cole's Carbolisalva Price 25
and 50 cents, at Druggists.
more tranquil, head
aches cease, and that
which is a peculiarity
the dyspeptic, gives
way to cheerfulness.
To establish health on
a sure foundation, use
the peerless invigor
ant. For sale by all
Druggists and Dealers
A SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT.
No knife I No Plaster I No pain I W.
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Prop. 205 Wash. Av., S.. Minneapolis, Minn.
A Remarkable Core of a Horse.
In the fall of 1883 I had a valuable hone taken with
the pinkeye, resulting in blood poison. After nine
months of doctoring with all the remedies to be found
in horse books. I despaired of a core. His right hind
leg was as large as a man's body, and had on it over
forty running sores. He was a most pitiable looking
object. At lak I thought of Swift's Specific, and com*
menced to use it. I used .fifteen bottles. In August
last all symptoms of the disease disappeared. There
have been no signs of a return, and the none has done
a male's work on my farm ever since.
JAS. L. Fuuaxot Augusts, Ga.
January 9, 1885.
Swift's Specific is entirely vegetable. Treatise oo
Blood and Skin Diseases muled nee.
THE Swrrr SPECIFIC CO„ Diawer 3, Atlanta,Ga.or
159 W. 23d St., N.
they know aii auout Mustang Lin
iment. Few do. Not to know is
not to have.
Wot alalquld or SnuiT.
SB. T. A. 8LOCUM,
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SOLDBr ALL DEALERSTHWDUOHOUTTHI:WORLD
QOLD MEDAL PARIS EXPOSITION-»a7aU
r«ar equal to UOL'S MALT
TONE UP THIS SYSTH.H in the 8Drine
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r-wrtv Mechanician of tlie
U. FE. COA*tSurvey|
t7. S- Naval Obsei-v
atofft /or Astro
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nfs in e«? e, on
A thorough treatment
way xa+»n. Tut**
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time nnd dnrabiiity are r«^
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pjvys exclusive A srafta
This remedy contains no injurious drugs.
Ely's Cream ^QATARRH
wliAti annlta^ (fttn #Vt*i
when applied into the
trilft, will be absorbed,
fectually cleansing the
catarrhal virus, causing
healthy secretions. It allavs
inflammation, protect* the
membrane from fresh colds,
completely hcal» the BTRJS
and restores the
taste,smell and hearing.
oure. Agreeable to use.
Price SO cent* by mail or at
druggists. Send for circular.
ELY BROTHERS, Drug
Morphine Habit Cnrtd In ltf
to 20 dajn. IVopay till Cared,
R. U. AWARE
Lorillard's Climax Plug
bearing a ret', tin tag
Rosa Xiea I fltie cut that Lorin&rd'f
Navy Clippings, and that Lorillard's Snufffe,ar
tho best and cheapest, quality considered
I have a positive remedy for the above diaeaac by 1M
thomanila of cases ol the worst kind and of long
itandlnc have been cu red. 1"ileed. to stron? I a my falti
In lteefficacy,thHt I wi 1 sen.l TWO BOTTLES FREB,
together with a VA LC A CLE TREATISE on this diseaas
teaay sufferer. Give express and P. O. *ddr ss.
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*13 A POSITIVE CUKE FOR
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It cures Bloating, Headaches, Nervous Prostration,
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