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Commercial Gaa«tte. They sat together side by Bide, In the shade of au orange tree One had followed the flag of Grant, The other had fought with Lee. The boy in blue had an empty sleeve, A crutch had the boy in gray They talked of the long and dreary march, They talked of the bloody fray. "My chief is dead," the Johnny said, "A leader brave was he And sheathed fore'er at Lexington, Doth hang the sword of Lee." "My leader lives"—the boy in bluo Sooko low, and with a sigh— "Bat all tho country waits in fear That he to-day may die." "God bless our Grant!" tho vet'ran said, And dropped a tear, and then In heartfelt tones the answer came, For the rebel said—"Amen!" HORSE THAT ATE SUGAR, Dashing through the main street of Calverley village,raising a cloud of duafc, and rousing all its peaceful inhabitants from the profoumlest matutinal naps, •went three or four mounted men, pull ing after them by halters as many more horses. So sudden and so furious was tho onslaught, and ao silent the streets after it was over, that the night-capped heads thrust between the Calverley shutters could not have believed, save for the dust that still hung mysterious ly in the dewy morning air, and the dim echoes that came floating back from the "hurrying rout," that sucli a noise had teen in front of their houses but a mo ment before. Till far beyond her piercing kon Tho hurricane had swept tho glen, quoted Mr. John Savage, the minister, thinking of the falcon in the Lady ot the Lake. "I guess they've got to as safe woods as'Uam-Var' by this time, too," he said, as ho still continued to peer through the gray darkness of the ealy dawn, in the vain hope of finding something to sate his curiosity. "Hel lo!" as ho saw his neighbor, Mr. Blinn, the storekeeper, sullying forth, lialf dressed, from his house across the way. "What's up?" "I reckon it's them horsethieves that's been doin' so much damage liere'n over Tolland way," returned Mr. Blinu hoarsely, "1 11 bet there's somebody after them, too, or they wouldn't 'a' made so much noise as that." The street was by this timo pretty well astir, and Mr. John Savage with drew his head in order to go and join his neighbors. "Hark!" ho said, as he reached his gate and was shaking hands with Dr. So win, who lived next door, "Hark! there comes another crowd. It's tho Sheriff and his posse what'll you wager Mr. John Savage was not "a betting man," but his teeth were just now chat tering with the morning chill and his excitement, and ho was not measuring his words. Almost before he had finished speak ing, a group of horsemen hove in sight, riding at their utmost speed. The men at Calverley street rushed toward them. "Can't stop for talk!" bawled out the head horseman, as he dashed past—he was no less a person than the sheriff of the county himself—"We're right 011 the track of them blasted horsethieves. How long ago did they go by!" Half an hour!" "Twenty minutes!" "Fifteen minutes!" shouted back differ ent voices. It had really been about half an hour. Thero was, whichever estimate was right, no time to be lost, for woods quite as extensive and im penetrable as those to which Mr. Savage had alluded, lap just beyond Calverley, and the horse thieves knew every inch of the ground for twenty miles around, as the sheriff was well aware. A dozen of the Calverley men were mounted in less time than it takes to tell it, and galloping in hot haste in an attempt to catch up with the sheriff's band. More than a score of valuable horses had been stolen from Tolland and Calverley within tho last month, and public opinion was righteously ex cited over the matter. In so old and settled a country as that about Calver ley such crimes as horse stealing had become very infrequent, and the people hardly knew how to bo patient with the slow processes of justioo in righting their unaccustomed wrongs. "I don't know about introducing lynch law into New England," said Mr. Jilinn, as they galloped along, "but I declare I want to see something pretty lively done to these scamps." Mr. Savage, who had been thinking that he know now something how Paul Itevere felt, was somewhat startled at the mention of "lynch law." "Good heaven!" he cried, reining up hia horse a little, "don't say such a thing, Mr. Blinn Lynch law? What an idea', But then, recollecting that one of Mr. Blinn's own horses had been taken, "nmybe I should havo felt as stirred up as you do if I had lost my Poland here. Dr. Holmes says: When QUCC the slumbering passions bum, The peaceful are tho strong," But Mr. Blinn did not imbibe what ever culture might otherwise havo been imparted to liflu by his neighbor's poet ical quotation, for he was getting too far ahead so Mr. John Savage spurred his Roland on. "Who's that fellow yonder he asked, p. few moments later, pointing with his whip towards a dark, surly, but well jnounted man, a little in front of them. "I don't know responded tho store keeper, suspiciously. "I don't believe lie lives hereabout. I hope not anyway. He looks to me," he continued, with quiet humor, "as if he might make, as the man said in the story, a first rate stranger." They both laughed, and journeyed on. It was now bright daylight, and the break fastless men and horses began to feel tired. Some had turned back, and Mr. Savage and Mr. Blinn were begin ning to think of doing the same thing, and wondoring if they had not been pret ty foolish to start off so impulsively, when a great shout rang out far ahead of them. "Caught! Jerusalem crickets! I be lieve they're caught!" cried Mr. Blinn, his fatigue all gone in a moment. A boy, fair faced and with curly, flaxen hair, who had just ridden up be hind them, gave a joyful exclamation. He was about fifteen, perhaps, and of a slight and delicate build. "I'm tired almost to death," he con fessed, frankly, riding up alongside, "but I'm going on if you think they're caught, for my pony, Lightfoot, is miss ing this morning—barndoor open and tracks all around—and I believe they've got her with them. She's a sorrel," with darker main and tail—the prettiest horse in Tolland." "Last night! You don't say!" said Mr. Blinn. "I'm sure I hope you'll get her agein. Hark!" as the shouts rang out again, this time much nearer "I declare to goodness, I believe they have caught the varmints." The man ahead of them had left the turnpike and turned off into the woods, Where presently our party came upon them—a hundred men or more, al gathered about three ugly looking fellows, who wore handcuffs, and six 01 eight horses. The Tolland Sheriff ha( not had the honor of "bagging thi game," after all. A separate party which had started out from the adjoin ing town of Hesper, had headed then off, and had caught them "ere the} were aware." Two or three men were claiming their horses, and as the Sheriff and hit men knew all the claimants by sight, and were familiar with the teams thai most of them were accustomed to drive, there was no difficulty in "proving pro perty," till suddenly the ill-favored stranger," whom Mr." Savage and Mr. Blinn had been discussing, drove for ward and laid a hand on the halter oft pretty, sorrel pony, which was amon£ the plunder. "Look here!" called out a clear, boy ish voice behind the Calverley crowd "That's my pony! Her^, you!" press ing forward through the huddle ol men and horses as hard as he could,' "let that pony alone she's mine." The various discussions which were going on among the excited group? came to a pause, and they surged around the fair-faced boy and the stranger. "Yours! Humph!" returned the man, viciously. "That's my sorrel mare Sarah." "You'll have to prove it," said tho Sheriff decidedly. "I don't know either of you, and I'll take possession of the horse until you can prove it is yours." "I live over beyond Hesper," said the stranger, sullenly "anvbodj there'll swear I'm right." Several Hesper men were present but none of them seemed to know th( man. "My father's just bought the Captaii Santley place," said tho boy excitedly "and that's my pony Light-foot. I brought her down from the city only three days ago. Proof! I'll prove she's mine!" ho went on, "see here!" He dismounted from the large, strong farm horse which he had been riding, tossed the bridle to Mr. John Savage, and walked toward the little sorre" ponv. She neighed intelligently and tossed her head. "Come here, Lightfoot!" said the boy, confidently. The men laughed, as. on releasing the animal's halter, sh« bounded lightly toward the boy. He stroked her beautiful head ten derly with one hand, fumbling mean while in his pockets with the other. "Stand off, Lightfoot!" he command ed. The horse wheeled gently anc took up a place several feet away frorr her young master. "Look at that!""I say!" "She'shis, plain enough!" were some of the excla mations that arose from the interested spectators. "How many lumps of sugar do you want, Lightfoot," as,ked the boy. "The'pretty little pony seemed actu ally to smile as she lifted up her fool and pawed three times on the ground. "That'll do," said the boy, interrupt ing the voracious Lightfoot, as she was about to paw a fourth time. "Three lumps are enough, you greedy horse!" There was loud laughter and chipping of hands as he took three lumps of su gar from his pocket, and the horse seized and ate them with zest. The boy looked appealingly to the Sheriff, while cries of "Fair play!" "(live the youngster his pony!" "She's his, fast enough!" arose from the crowd, most of whom, satisfied that the robbers were in safe hands, were linger ing only to see the conclusion of this novel dispute. The ugly stranger had kept well ir the background after the boy had conn forward, and was slinking still farthei nrway while the pretty pony was per forming. Then muttering sullenly, he turned and rode off. The Sheriff'laughed. "You've earned your right to the pony, fast enough," he said to tho bov "She's yours—that's plain." The man, whose horse was a very fast one, had already disappeared from sight, but not in the direction of Hes per. "It's my opinion," muttered a Hespei man, "that this fellow never saw Hes per. I know every face and every horse for miles around, and I never saw his.': One of the theives, who was just mounting a horse, at the Sheriff's com mand, to go back to Tolland, laughed furtively at this speech and looked sig nificantly at his companions. The boy, who had resumed his place upon his farm horse, and held proudly tho hal ter of his recovered pony, divined the cause of their amusement in an instant.' "That fellow was one of the thieves!' ho cried wildly. "Go for him!" The boy was right. One of the rob bers had been boldly riding with theii pursuers, had communicated some im portant intelligence to his companions, and after endeavoring—true to the in corrigible nature of the born horse thiei to steal another horse, had managed to escape without suspicion. And though the Sheriff and all his posse did theii best to capture him, and lodge him in the State prison, where his companions lay for many a year, they never suc ceeded. Self-Abnegation of Women. By Clara Bell: That same quality ol self-abnegation explains why it is that prettv girls often marry ugly men. 1 liearil said the other day,quite reproach fully, that whenever there was a mar tial union of repugnant persons, as of whites with blacks, or Cau casians with Mongolians, and the like, the partner who makes a sacrifice of in stinct is the woman. Of course, that is going down to a low level of refinement and intelligence, but nevertheless il illustrates the point I am making—yiat women are ever deferring to circum stances in a manner that men won't. Ten girls wed old men where one young chap husbands a venerable matron. A debt of gratitude is owed to women in this particular, honestly and truly. Speaking of aged bride grooms one of them took his youthful bride to Barnum's show. She was so sweet in her manner, and so bridal in her traveling costume that no body could fail to see that she was right from the sacrificial altar. The pair stopped in front of the snake charmer, Nala Damajante, an East In dian woman, who lets some pythons crawl and writhe around her bare neck and arms suQgfc horribly. Nala is a very bright intelligent tourist, speaking English with a funny French accent, and liable at any time to say humorous things. Above all she resents the im putation that the snakes are nasty rep tiles which no sensitive person could bear to handle. Well, the bride shiv ered at the sight, clung to the arm of her husband, and exclaimed: "How can she bear to touch 'em!" "I vould rather do zis," said Nala, spitefully, as she coiled a snake, fondly round her waist and patted its hideous head, "zan haf ze olt hoosband." General Grant, it is said, is to receive from the publishers of his autobiog raghy, Charles L. Webster & Co., $*200,000, which sum is to be carefully invested as the general's legacy to hia family. In 1864 there were 19,000 more men than women in Berlin. In 1870 the number of females was 6,000 greater, and in 1885 the preponderance ol fe males was 62,421. MY FIRST LOVE STORY. "How does it sound Susan Is it in teresting? and do you think it is natual?" 1 asked these questions anxiously, as I laid down my manuscript, and Susan hesitated as she answered: "Well, if you want to know my candid opinion, Miss Margie, it's just this. You see, you're not in love, so how can you write about what you do not understand? To my mmd, that is not possible, and that's why your love stories don't succeed." Susan's words earned an unpleasant conviction with them. I was not quite twenty-two, and I had already won a fair reputation as a writer of short stories, except on one theme. I had never, try as I might, written a success ful love story. The one I had just read to Susan was my latest effort, and, as usual, I felt that it was a failure. But I only re plied somewhat petulantly: "Well, Susan, I cannot fall iu love as a mere matter of business, you know so I don't see what is to be done." "Dear, hear! it's too bad," sighed Su san but I would not continue the con versation. I thrust the MS. into my desk and decided to spend the rest of the morning in the wood3 by way of restoring my downcast spirits. Susan was an important person to me, as she was at once my maid, com panion, confidant and friend. She was also an excellent critic, and I had often found her judgment invaluable. That morning, however, I felt vexed with her and with all the world, so when I returned from my ramble I was not at all pleased to find that a new boarder had arrived, and was seated on the piazza,as if he was waiting to greet me. This was Lyman Ashford. a young law yer, and a great favorite with my sister and her husband, at whose house he was a constant visitor. Although we bad been much togeth er during the past year, and although I knew him to be as clever as he was handsome, he had never interested me in the least. Now, when he came to meet me with such smiling con fidence, as if he had a claim on my time not to be gainsaid, I felt that my manner was far from gracious. I men tioned very briefly the reasons which had drawn me to a place where I could be undisturbed, upon which Mr. Ash ford said quickly: "You have stated my case, too, Miss Carleton. I am busily engaged on a compliation, which though it needs no little originality calls for much hard work. So I came here to finish it." Then he bowed and left me much to my relief, and I saw no more of him for some days. Meanwhile I was working hard at my new story, but making very little pro gress. I wrote and re-wrote, tore up my sheets, and began again, but I felt at heart that 1 was not succeeding, and began to be melancholy and morose. One evening Susan was evidently in a very excited mood. Instead of listen ing to my complaints with her usual pa tience, she exclaimed eagerly: "Oh, Miss Margie, I've got an idea. If you had a real lover to study—one who was dreadfully in love, you know—wouldn't that help you? Couldn't you put down what lie said and thought?" "Why, yes, of course I could but where could such a lover be found? And do you suppose, you foolish thing, that he would lay bare his heart for my inspection?" I asked, laughing in spite of myself. Susan looked mysterious. "But, Miss Margie, I've seen the lover already, and I've heard him, too so there's one difficulty out of the way. Oh! he talks just like a book, I can tell you! If you could only hear him!" "Why, Susan, this is astonishing!" I cried "and. pray, who is this wonder ful lover?" "It's Mr. Ashford! He and I have had a great many talks, and he's in love with a young lady who doesn't care for him, though he loves her to distraction, he says." "Mr. Ashford!" I repeated, amazed. "Well, he must be a strange man to talk so freely of his love affairs to you," "And why not to me, Miss Margie?" said Susan, looking hurt. "I'm sure I wouldn't betray the poor young man's se cret for the world,and he said it did him good to talk to me." "I don't doubt that, my*dear Susan! You are one of the best of comforters" —I answered soothingly "but then you know men are not generally so commun icative about such affairs." "Weft, Mr. Ashford is, any way, and I'm glad of it, because now I can tell you all about his feelings," persisted Susan. "But I don't think I ought to listen, Susan indeed, I'm sure I ought not, since it is not meant for me to hear," I said and from this resolution all Susan's persuasions failed to move me. The next day, however, she began triumphantly: Well, then, Miss Mar gie, it's all settled, and I hope you won't think I've been too meddlesome but I wanted to help you along. I've spoken to Mr. Ashford about your story, and he says that if you'll allow him a 'sitting' (that's what he called it) every day, he will be most happy to pose as a hopeless lover! Those are his very words, Miss, and I io think it's very kind of him." "Oh, Susan!" I exclaimed, in alarm. "What have you been saying to Mr. Ashford I am afraid you've been ter ribly indiscreet!" "Not a bit, Miss Margie, not a bit 1 I've only interested him in your story. Now you just give him half an hour or so every morning, and see what a help it will be." It is useless to repeat all the conversa tion between Susan and myself on this subject. Let it suffice that I was won over at last, and a daily interview was agreed upon, wherein Mr. Ashford was to act the part of a despairing lover and I was at liberty to sketch from life. Our first "sitting," as we agreed to call our meetings, would have been em barrassing as well as awkward, but I must own that Mr. Ashford behaved splendidly. He thanked me for my kindness in allowing him to be of some service to me, and then, after awhile he began to speak in the most charming way about the young lady with whom, he was in love, and whom, for conven ience sake he called Daisy, although he said that was not her true name. I began to change my opinion of Mr. Ashford from that day. He was cer tainly a very interesting man, and I wondered why that stupid Daisy could not see it. Soon I found that these "sittings" grew more and more interesting as the days went on until I could hardly think of anything else, much ta mj, own surprise. And what a difference between the language of genuine feel ing and the poor counterfeits over which I had labored so long and so vainly 1 By this time, too, we had somewhat changed the manner of our interviews. At first I had taken copious notes, bat latterly Mr. Ashford had persuaded me to leave the notes until I was alone and to devote the time spent with him to conversation as being more suggestive. Besides I was now, also by his advice, playing the part of the obdurate Daisy and receiving his entreaties and his avowals with studied coldness and indifference. At first I objected seriously to this role as placing me in a very unpleasant position, but Mr. Ashford insisted that it was the only way in which I could thoroughly understand his feelings or make my he roine perfectly true to nature, so I yield* ed. He made it a rule after that to call me Daisy and he soon suggested that I should call him Lyman, but that seemed unnecessary and I never tried it at least, not in his presence. 1 would not have minded his calling me Daisy, for he had such a lovely way of saying it, if I had not begun to dislike the girl so intensely. I was always wondering how he happened to fall in love with her and why he was so constant to such a blind, ungrateful creature. Often, when he would say that his only hope of future happiness lay in winning her heart, I would turn away my head to hide the tears in my eyes, tears of pity for him and of anger against her, poor fool. It may seem strange, but it is never theless true, that I found it quite im possible to work at my story any more. Notwithstanding the many advantages I now enjoyed, I found myself more at a loss than ever. My heroine, whom I havo modeled after Daisy, displeased me—my hero, who was of course Mr. Ashford, was entirely too good for her —so how could I marry them at tha end I did think of introducing anoth er character—a girl to whom his heart should turn, because of her sweet, un selfish sympathy with all his sorrows, but—well, I put the whole thing aside, to be finished in the winter. One morning Mr. Ashford made his appearance with a very melancholy air. "My work is completed," he said. "My vacation is over and I must go back to the city. I cannot tell you how sor ry I am, nor how much I shall miss these "sittings." And, by the way, is notthesbory nearly finished? I was hoping you would read it to me before I left." "Oh, no! not now—it—it is not ready, yet," I exclaimed, "I have not written much lately"—and there I stopped, confused by my own admission. But he went on quietly: "You are quite right. Put your work aside for a time, and you will take it up with new vigor. And now, my kind friend, will you let me occupy this last hour of the many we have spent together with my own affairs I have written to Daisy (for the last time, if she still refuses me) and on her decision my whole future now rests. If sha is at last won to say yes, you know how nappy I shall be. If hot, I cannot stay in the city where I must meet her continually. I shall accept my uncle's ofier, give up my profession and go to Germany with him, probably for the rest of my life." He paused, looking at me expectant ly, but I was silent. Of course, I sup pose it was sympathy, but it seemed to me as if I could never be so utterly wretched in all my life as I was at the moment. Finaliy, realizing that some thing must be said, I contrived to get off two or three sentences, with "best wishes," and "deep interest in his wel fare, and the like, but it was very hard work. However, he seemed quite satisfied, for he thanked me, and then he added: "I shall not hear from Daisy before Friday, but whatever the result may be I must come back to tell you. So please meet me here on Saturday after noon, then if I am happy I shall claim your congratulations, and if am to be an exile, I shall at least have the consola tion of hearing a friendly good-bye, Au revoir, kindest of friends. He was gone, and I burst into tears I For a long time I remained sitting in the little arbor where he had left me, trying to compose myself sufficiently to return to the house. Then I went up to my room, and,tell ing Susan that I had a violent head ache and could not be disturbed, I shut myself up and began to think. My meditations during that day and the next made one point perfectly clear to me. I did not want Mr. Ashford to marrv Daisy. But then, on the oilier hand, I did not want him to go to Ger many. I began to feel a positive hatred for that girl, and to wish that I could warn Mr. Ashford against her, for I was quite sure she could never make him happy. In this way the hours dragged on. Saturday afternoon came at last, and found me in the arbor waiting for him with almost uncontrollable anxiety. He made his appearance punctually, and as I watched him coming along the path that led to the arbor I forgot in one moment all the rules of conduct I had laid down for myself—all the elabcr rate speeches I had prepared, and springing up I held out my hand with a breathless: "Well!" "No, it isn't well. Daisy has not ac cepted me, "he said, as he took my hand. "Now, the only thing I can do is to go away as soon as possible. Don't you think so I did not intend to say it. I shall al ways insist that nothing was further from my intentions that moment but I suddenly burst out with: "No! don't— don't go!" He was still holding my Hand, and when I said these words he put his other arm very gently around me and whispered: "If you want me I will stay." I am going to omit the greater part of our conversation that afternoon in the arbor, as it was strictly personal and private. But I ought to say that Ly man confessed to me that he had been guilty of a great deception. There was no such person as Daisy, and it was I, myself, with whom he had been in love all the time. Of course I forgave him, although I don't think it was quite fair and to inveigle Susan, tool But as we talked over our "sittings," I exclaimed ruefully: "And so my love story has not been written after all?" Lvmon smiled as he answered tender ly: "Your love story has just begun, dear Margie, and I hope it will never come to an end." And I don't believe it will. The Mind Cure a Failure. Louisa Alcott in Woman's Journal. With a very earnest desire to make a fair trial I took about thirty treatments, finding it a very agreeable and interest ing experience up to a certain point. No effect was felt except sleepiness for the first few times then mesmeric sen sations occasionally came, sunshine in the head, a sense of walking on the air and slight trances, when it was impos sible to stir'for a few moments. But when no bodily pain was alleviated and instinct warned that something was wrong, I began to question and doubt a theory which claimed* to cure cancers yet could not help a headache. But When thirty treatments left the arm no better and the head much worse, I dared lose no more time and returned to thp homoeopathy and massage from which I had been lured by the hope of finding a short and easy way to undo in a month the overwork of twenty years. This is my experience, and many others who have made the experiment tell the same story, while half the fabulous cases reported to me prove to be failures like-my own when investigated. To rely only on the blind, groping, self-delusion or temporary excitement which the mind cure brings to most is a mistake. A SINGULAR BOOK. Scintillating with Sarcasm and Brilliant with Trath. New York Cor. American Rural Home. Chap. I. "Has Maiaria goes to Florida.. Chap. II. "Overworked goes to Europe. Chap. III. "Has Rheumatism goeB to Ems. Chap. IV. Has a row with his Doctor! The above chapters, Mr. Editor, I find in a book recently published, by an anonymous author. I have read a deal of sarcasm in my day but I never read anything equal to the sarcasm herein contained. I susjject the experience portrayed is a personal one in short, the author intimates as much on page 31. Let me give you a synopsis: "Malaria" as it states, is the cloak with which superficial physicians cover up a multitude of ill feelings which they do not understand, and do not much care to investigate. It is also a cover for such diseases as they cannot cure. When they advise their patient to travel or that he has overworked and needs rest and is probably suffering from malaria, it is a confession of ig norance or of inability. The patient goes abroad. The change is a tonic and for a time he feels better. Comes home. Fickle appetite, frequent headaches, severe colds, cramps, sleeplessness, ir ritability, tired feelings, and general unfitness for business are succeeded in due time by alarming attacks of rheu matism which flits about his body re gardless of all human feelings. It is muscular,—in his back. Artic ular,—in his joints. Inflammatory, my! how he fears it will fly to his heart! Now off he goes to the springs. The doctor sends him there, of course, to get well at the same time he does not really want him to die on his hands! That would hurt his business! Better for a few days. Returns. Af ter a while neuralgia transfixes him. He bloats cannot breathe has pneu monia cannot walk cannot sleep on his left side is fretful very nervous and irritable is pale and flabby has fre quent chills and fevers everything about him seems to go wrong becomes suspicious masters up strength and demands to know what is killing him! "Great heaven!" he cries, why have you kept me so long in ignorance?" "Because," said the doctor, "I read your fate five years ago. I thought best to keep you comfortable and ig norant of the facts." He dismisses his doctor, but too late! His fortune has all gone to fees. But him, what becomes of him? The other day a well known Wall Street banker said to me, "it is really astonishing how general bright's dis ease is becoming. Two of my personal friends are now dying of it. But it is not incurable I am certain, for my nephew was recently cured when his physicians said recovery was impossi-. ble. The case seems to me to be a wonderful one." This gentleman for merly represented his government in a foreign country, lie knows, appre ciates and declares t-lie value of that preparation, because his nephew, who is a son of Danish Vice-Consul Schmidt, was pronounced incurable when the remedy, Warner's safe cure, was begun. "Yes," said his father. "I was very skeptical but since taking that remedy the boy is well." I regret to note that ex-President Arthur is said to be a victim of this terrible disease. He ought to live but the probabilities are that since auth orized remedies cannot cure him, his physicians will not advise him to save his life, as so many thousands have done by the use of Warner's safe cure which Gen. Chris tiansen at Drexel, Morgan & Co., told me he regarded, "asa wonderful reme dy." Well, I suppose the hero of the book cured himself by the same means. The internal evidence points very strongly to this conclusion. I cannot close my notice of this book better than by quoting his advice to readers: "If, my friend, you have such an ex perience as I have portrayed, do not put your trust in physicians to the ex clusion of other remedial agencies. They have no monopoly over disease and I personally know that many of them are so very 'conscientious' that they would far prefer that their pa tients should go to Heaven direct from their powerless hands than that they should be saved to earth by the use of any 'unauthorized' means." And that the author's condemnation is too true, how many thousands duped, and yet rescued, as he was, can personally testify? Personal Paragraphs. John M. Langston, late minister to Hayti, proposes to resume the prac tice of law in Ohio. Mr. George W.Childs, during his sum mer sojourn on Long Branch Bluff, acts as volunteer usher in the beauti ful little church he helped to build and shows strangers to the best seats in the house. Dr. Robinson, of Brown University, asserts that the education of women should be by women, and that he would prefer not to be president of a college where "men and women of a most 11 flammable age shall sit side by side." England, with a population of 25, 000,000, sends 5,000 students to her two universities Scotland,with 4,000, 000, has 6,500 university students Germany, with 48,000,000, sends 23, 500 to hei numerous universities and New England, with a population of 4,100,000, has 4,000 students in her eighteen universities and colleges. A writer who has thoroughly investi gated the subject of "kissing" in its Biblical forms says that kissing is men tioned no fewer than fifty times in the Bible. But he proves that kissing, to be scriptural, must be between mem bers of the same sex, and that twenty eight out of the fifty Biblical kisses were exchanged between men. Ireland is still greatly superior to other countries in its capacity for manufacturing linen. Her spindles number 874,788. France comes next with 500,000 then Austria and Hun gary, 384,908 Germany, 318,407 Belgium, 316,040 Scotland, 265,263 England and Wales, 190,808, and Russia, 160,000. The Republic of San Marino, in Italy, the smallest in the world, owes its foundation to a hermit, whose name it bears. He went to Italy to work as a mason at the rebuilding of the walls of Rimini. Its territory covers about twenty-two square miles. The pop ulation numbers 8,500 souls, and the capital, San Marino, has 1,200. It is perched on the summit of a mountain called Mount Titan, or the Giants, which sometimes leads to this little State being termed the Titantic Re public. The exports of glassware from the small country of Belgium are equal in value to half the total product of the glass factories of the United States, which in 1880 aggregated $21,154000. There are at least seventy establish ments in Belgium, employing over 12, 000 hands, who receive annually in wages 15,000,000 francs (3,000,000), being an average of 3 francs 45 cen times (about 70 cents) per day. The salaries in this industry are regarded in Belgium as excellent. Doing* of African Masons at St. Paul. The most worshipful African grand lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Iowa, whose jurisdiction governs the Minnesota lodges, convened in annual session at the hall o! the St. Paul Pioneer lodge, No. 12, in St. Paul a few days ago. All the grand officers were present. The gathering represents all but two ol the lodges in the Iowa jurisdiction, the delegates being among the most prominent members of the organization in Iowa and Minnesota. Many of the delegates brought their wflrea and other members o! their families with them. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: M. W. grand master, A. A. Bland, Keo kuk deputy grand master, James K. Hil yard, St. Paul senior grand war den, W. T. Ewing, Des Moines jun ior grand warden, John G. Sterritt, Minneapolis grand treasurer, II. H. Lewis, Des Moines grand secretary, G. H. Cleg gett, Des Moines grand lecturer, C. W. New ton, Minneapolis. The grand master an nounced the following appointments: Grand chaplains, James Higgins, Burljng ton George Bland, Keokuk Z. Taylor, Ot tumwa grand register, Enoch Shaw, Ot tumwa grand marshal, A. H. Myrick, St. Paul grand master of ceremonies, John Williams, Burlington grand sword bearer, Lewis Mayes, Newton, Iowa grand standard bearer, Nathan Waller, Keokuk grand senior deacon, J. E. Shep ardson, Cleveland, Iowa grand junior dea con, Richard Reynolds, St. Paul grand pursuivant,Hay wood Ilall,Mount Pleasant Iowa senior grand stewai'd, Freeman Ho well, Sioux City junior grand steward, W. H. Gray,Marshalltown grand tyler, George T. Kendrick, Keokuk. Messrs. E. W. Vaughn, Newton John L. Brook, Burlington, and Orange Fields, Keokuk, were appointed as committee on foreign correspondence. It was decided to hold the next annual meeting at Keokuk, Iowa. On the last day there was a grand procession in St Paul that attracted great attention. C. W. Newton of Minneapolis called the assem blage to order and introduced Mayor Rice, who welcomed the grand lodge to the city in a neat and complimentary speech. A Stubborn Fire in Washington, D. C. A fire broke out suddenly in the Post building, at the Corner of Tenth and streets northwest, and soon the upper stairs were wrapped in flames. The build ing was occupied by the Washington Daily Post, the National Republican, the Wash ington Critic, the Sunday Gazette, the United States Electric Light company, and several other tenants. The editorial, com posing and press rooms of the four papers are completely ruined and the lower offices flooded with water. The building, which is owned by Stilson Ilutchins, is valued at $80,000, and is said to be covered by in surance. Both the Post and Republican used the same press, valued at $20,000 in sured for §15,000. The Critic press was valued at $15,000 and is supposed to have been insured. In the basement of the Re publican office was a press owned by ex Secretary Chandler and valued at $25,000. More Than a Million. NEW ORLEANS, La.—A. reporter of the Times-Democrat, who recently completed a tour of this and neighboring States, visiting every city, town and hamlet, states that he interviewed all the wholesale and retail druggists and storekeepers, as well as trans portation companies, with a view of learn ing the volume of trade in certain articles. The statistics thus gathered show that dur ing the pa:jt two years over one million two hundred thousand bottles of St. Jacobs Oil were sold in this section alone, and that this quantity largely exceeds the total combined sales of all other similar remedies during that period. He adds that dealers, as well as the public, continue unanimous in their praise of the wonderful pain-curing powers of this unapproached remedial agent. The European crop reports for June are received at the agricultural department. In England, June has not proved as satis factory as last year. There has been plen ty of rain, some needed heat and entirely too much cold coming at irregular and sharp intervals. The French reports are that the blooming period has passed under excellent conditions and the prospect of a fair liar vest on a 10 per cent reduced acreage for wheat are almost assured. In Russia, all crops are average, and coan is something above. Damaging cold weather during the last two weeks has changed the outlook in Germany. In the Country all Summer. The man who takes his family into the country for the summer should remember that he will save his children a great deal of pain and himself a large amount of mon ey in doctors' bills, if he is thoughtful enough to carry a supply of PAIN KILLICK. PEBUY DAVIS' The medicine is a standard specific for all cases of cramps, colic,cholcra morbus, diarrhu'a, or dysentery. Never Open Your Mouth except to put something to eat into it, is an excellent motto for the gossipand thesuffer er from catarrh. But while the gossip is practically incurable, there is no excuse for anyone's suffering longer from catarrh. Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy is an unfailing cure for that offensive disease. It heals the diseased membrane, and removes the dull sensations which always attend catarrh. A short trial of the valuable preparation will make the sufferer feel like a new being. The British government is waking up to the enormity of the offenses exposed by the Pall Mall Gazette. mt Don't take that "cocktail in the morning." If you have a "swelled head," nausiated stomach, and unstrung nerves resulting from the "convivial party last night." Tho sux-e and safe way, to clear the cobwebs from the brain, recover zest for food, and tone up the nervous system, is to use Dr. Pierce's "Pleasant Purgative Pellets." Sold by all druggists. The Northern Pacific expects to bring a good deal of Washington territory wheat east. •fc The only reliable cure for catarrh is Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy. John S. Wise, son of the celebrated Hen ry A. Wise, has been nominated for govern or by tho Virginia republicans. Prominent Butter Makers. There is no dissent from the decision of candid and capable dairymen, that the Im proved Butter Color of Wells, Richardson & Co., Burlington, Vt., is the best in the world. Such men as A. W. Clieever of Massachusetts, E. D. Mason, Vermont, Francis A. Hoffman, Wisconsin, use it, and recommend it as superior to all oth ers. mm Henry Koontz, a prominent pioneer1 citi zen of Baker county, Oregon was found dead, shot twice through the head. Can you longer doubt positive assertions? a person says "DR. GRAVES' HEART REGULATOR did me a world of good nothing I ever used before did me any good, it just cured me of Heart Disease. $1.00 per bottle at druggists. Important. Grand Union Hotel, opp. Grand Cent. Depot, N. Y. city, 600 elegant rooms, $1 a day & upward. Travelers arriving at this depot save $3 car riage hire ind baggage transfer, European plan. Ililgs GREAT O E 8 Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago, Backache, Hesdache, Toothache, SONTbroat,SwcIIing«.Spiiilntt,BriilsM( Barm, Scald*, Frost Bites, AKD ALL OTHER BODILY PAIK9 AND ACHES. told by Druggltta and Dealer* everywhere. FUly Oenta bottl*. Direction*. In 11 Language!. T1IE CHAKLK8 A. VOOELEK CO. (SaosiMMri t» A. VOOEUUl CO.) Balllaore, *L, I'. 8. JL. 'S-ZRo/v TONIC BITTERS The most Elegant Blood Purifier, Liver Invigora lor, Tonic, and Appetizer ever known. The first Bitters containing Ir ca. Unprincip look out for frauds. See that the following signa tore icon every bottle a ad take none other: Bit'tera containing Iron ever advertieedin Ameri iletr persons are imitating tbe name ST, FAVLf JUMN Miss Jennfe Jerohie, when she became Lady Randolph Churchill added about $50,000 to Randy's slender fortune. PunE COD LIVER OIL a made from selected livers, 011 the sea-sliore, by CASWELL, HAZARD & Co., New York. It is absolutely pure and sweet. Patients who have once taken it prefer it to all others. Physicians have decided it superior to any of the other oils in market. CHAPPED HANDS, FACE PIMPLES, Skin cured by using CASWELL, HAZARD & CO.. and rough JUNIPER TAR SOAP, made by New York. $ Foil CLEANSING TNE SKIS and Scalp of Birth Hu mors, for allayins Itching, Burning and Inflammation for curing tlitf first symptoms of Eczema, Proriasia Milk Crust. Seall Head, Scrofula, and other inherited •kin and blood dLsea=«s, CCTICURA. the great Skin Cure,and CUTICTBA SOAP, an exquisite Skin Beautitier, externally, and CUTICURA KKSOLVENT, the new Blood Purifier. Internally, are infallible. Absolutely pure. Sold everywhere. Price, CUTICUBA. 50C. SOAP. 25,: RESOL VENT. $1. I'OTTF.R DRUG AND CHEMICAL CO., BOSTON. j£3rSend for "How to Cure Skin Diseases." Do not forget PERRY DAVIS' PAIN KELLER. THOUSANDS OF OASES of tbe worst forms of these terrible KOY** BROS. & CONSTIPATION. TUTT'S FILLS are especially adapted to such cases, one dose effects such a change of feeling to astonish the sufferer. They Increase tlie A ppetite,aad cause tho body to Take on Viesh. thus tha system is nourisl&ed, and by their Vonie Action on the Digestive Oreaui,llcijiilar Stools are jjroduced^ Price —5c. 4 Mn GRAT JI.MK Gtossr nrra^tt..W.T* TUTTS HAIR DYE. or WHIPKEIIS BLACK this DTK. -f/SH GANGER. I ||i 11! a 6 2 .c ss S 8 5 siisl k-SS-J: 0 Price, 35 cts. 50 cts. ami ®1 per bottle. SOLD BY ALL DllUGGISTS. MAIT BITTERS. It will cure any case of L.lver and Kidney troubles when properly taken. It is a perfect renovator and invigrorator. It cleanses the ja» tem of the poisonous humors that develop In Liver, Kidney and Urinary diseases, car rying away all poisonous matter and re storing the Olood to a liealtliy condition, enriching it, rcfrcsiiinj and invigorating mind and Body. It prevents the growth to Serious Illness of a Dangerous Class of Diseases that be^iu in mere trivial ail ments, and are too apt to be neglected as such* ohanged to a l»Y a single application ill It impart3 a natural cotor, acts instantaneously. Sold by pmg^ists, or sent, by express on rco1 pt of SI. Office, AA Murray St., Now York. il® IP diseases have been quickly relieved and in a short time perfectly cured by the use of Hops 4c malt Bitters. Do not get Hops and lVIalt Bitters con founded with inferior preparations of similar name. Take Nothing but Hops & Malt Bit ters if you want a sure Cure. HOPS & MALT BITTERS CO,. DETROIT,HIGH. flj10leSal( RYAN DRUG COMPANY, 1 St. Paul. LYMAN EIJI2L DJitlG CO.,.. Minneapolis! TUTTS PILLS 25 YEARS IN USE. The Oreateat Msd'oal Triumph of the Agt! SYMPTOMS OF A TORPID LIVER. IiOBSof nppetite, Bowels costive, Pain in the bead, with a dnii sensation In tho back partt Fain under the shoulder* blade, Fullness after eating, with a dis inclination to exertion of body or mind, Irritability of temper, Low spirits, with a feeling of having: jiofflcctcd some duty, Weariness, Dizziness, Fluttering at the lleart. Dots before tho eyes, Ileadacho over tho rieht eye, Restlessness, with fitful dreams, Highly colored Urine, and Copyrighted. For all disorders of tbe Blood, use HostetteTg Stom ach Bitten, as a spe cific far indigestion, stands alone. When the resonrc83 of the pharmacopoeia, have been exhausted, with out, at least, doing more than mitigating the complaints coarse of this wholesome ecummz _r stomachiceffectss perfect and perma nent core. In all ca£ee8 of dyspepsia the liver is more or less disordered, and upon this important gland the Bitters act with regular distinct ness, regulating and invigorating every secretive and assiml lating organ on which bodily and mental health aepend. For sale by r11 Druggists and Dealers generally. positive care. No Knife, Plaster. No Pain. W. C. Payae, Uarshalltown.Iowa. TELEGRAPHY I^earii here and earn goodpay. Situations furnished. Write VALENTINEBBOS., Janesvilla, Wis. niliAC HTumort and Ulcers cored without RI Pl!n or kutfe. WHIIVIsllbr. Write for pamphleW jr. B. Golley, MU.TOikee.Wi nine NEW LAW-, Ofllem1 pay from 1 ULUlEna commissions eserters relievtA ^Pensions and Increase experience 19 yeatii "success or no fee. Write fnr circulars aad laws. A. W. McCORMICK SON, N Cincinnati, Okie. ATIONAL HOTEL, $3 a day house for New house, new furnitura. Only $2 a day house in Northwest with Ele7ator. J.B. Ames Prop. 205 Wash. AY., S„ Minneapolis, Minn. MWINS TOE NAILS $2 Cured by Penick'scorn Extractor. Drug'ts sell it,or by mail 25c. W.Il.Penick, St. Joseph,Mo O A re re E is a II11 oALJj. E'e hounds, both puppies and dogs bred from the best imported stock. Prices low. Pedigrees guaranteed. Add's, Frank Harris, La Crescent,Minn. AKITm Ladies and Gentlemen in "Is tL/City or County to take light work at their own homed, 3 to $4 a day easily made. Work pent by mail. No canvass ing. Wc have good demand for our work, and furnish steady employment. Address with stamp CBOWN MFG. CO, 294 Vine St.,Cinti,0. $50,000.00, Paid to members by the Single Men's Endowment Association, the only endowment association in the United States actually paying its menibern endowments at marriage. In fifth year. Reserves in first mortgage bonds. Evary thoughtful young man shonid write for circulars. John D. Meister, Beu'y Minneapolis, Minn R. U. AWARE THAT Lorillard's Climax Plug bearing a reC tin tag that Lorilltrd'i ltose lien fine cut that Lorillard's Navy Clippings, and that Lorillard's Snuffs, are the best and cheapest, iiuulity considered 1 ASTHMA CURED! (German Asthma Cure never/aiktogive tm-l waudiate relief in the wortt c3scs4nsurcs comfort-1 •able sleep effects cures where all others fail. At I trial convince* the most tkeptical. Prico &Oc. sndl |S1.00,o£DmggistBorbymail. Sample FREE I Ixorstam" Di^Tt-SOHIFFMAN.St Pnnl-Minn I S that are VKAK. SORB or DIX, whe ther chronic or acute.in young or old, CL'KKD by th« ARABIAN EYE LOTION." Host delightful cooling remedy, very effective, yet harmless to a baby. Warranted. Try it. Price with full direetio.is, by exprpss.Jl.00. Send stamp for histreati-c on Diseases of the EYE and PAR, lust issued Or. B. WILSOX.Oprra Houir.Chlcmgo,!!!. ESTor sale by all responsible Druggists. NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Boston, Mass., OLDEST in America Largest and Best Equipped in the WORLD—100 instruct ors, 1971 Student* last year. Thorough Instruction in Vocal and Instrumental Music, I'iano and Organ Tun ing, Fine Arts, Oratory, Literaiure, Trench, German, jud Italian Languages, English ISrancht-s, (jymnustics, ctc. Tuition, $5 to board ami room, $45 to $75 per term. Fall Term begins September 10,1SST. For Illustrated Calendar, giving lull information, address, E. TOUKJKE, Dir., Franklin Sq., UOSTON, Mass. DRS. WHITTIER. I 114 East 7th Street, St. Paul, Minn. Regularly Graduated and legally qualified longer engaged in Chronic, "erroiu, Skin and Blood Disease*, than any physicians in America. MeUicinei lent by mail or express. Diseases from Indiscretion, Excess or Exposure, Nervousness, Debility, Melancholy, Loss of Spirit*, rendering marriage improper, cured. Safely, privately, speedily. lists WORK, 260 pages* 50 cent* 1B money No cbangeof business. Pamphlet &ud symptom lists free,friendfriend*ufree, ly talk costs nothing. .119 CELKHK1TKD WORK, 260 pages, Klegant cloth and gilt binding. Sealed, for 50 cents in money or postage. Over fifty wonderful en pictures on lit*, health, marriage, disease,dcctiu*. treatme. Same, C'vT«r. 25cia« fcymail, sealed. State case, and get time and con oi cur*. IOOILL'DPJGB O RINPHLEIWIRAL RUIX3 FOR KNITTING EXBROID-f SHY, CttOCHST, ETC., S*ST FOBF 10 CX3TS IU STiSJFJ. WIST*/ KUBKOIDZXT SILK. 4S80BTKD/ COLORS, 40 CTS. PER 02. W-ISTB 'SEWING SILK, BLACK OB AS-J SOBTKD 25 CTS. PER OCXC*. EUEEKA SILK CO., CMcago, E The BCTEHS' GUIDE la issued March and Sept., each year. 4S* 216 pages, 8% 11% Inches,with over 3,000 illustrations The FISH BRAND SLICKER to mursnted "waterproof, and wfll keep yon dry in the hsrdeit itorm. The new POMilElj fiLICKEK ij a perfect riuiug cost, and coven the entire saddle. Beware of imitatlona Koneeenuine without "Fish Brand" trade-mark. Dluitmted Catalogueirce. AJ.Xower, BogtonJtoj*. a whole Picturc Gallery. GIVES Wholesale Prices direct to consumers on all goods for personal or family use. Tells how to order, and gives exact cost ot every thing yon use, eat, drink, wear, or have fan with. These INVALVAliLK BOOKS contain Information gleaned from the markets of the world. We will mail a copy FREE to any ad dress upon receipt of 10 cts. to defray expense of mailing. Let us hear from you. Respectfully, MONTGOMERY WARD S27 6c A CO. 229 Wabash Avenae, Chicago, 111* METAL POISON. I am ft coppersmith by trade, and thdr«mall particles of brass and copper from filing pot into sores on my amis and poisoned my whole systemiB®Iercury admin istered brought on rheumatism, and luccame a helpless invalid. 1 took two dozen bottles of Swift's Specific. Mv legs, arms and hands are ail right again. I use thsia without pain. My restoration is due to S. S. S. Petes E. LOVE, Jan. 9,1883. Augusta, Ga. MALARIAL POISON. We have nsed Swift's Specific in our family as an an tidote for malarial poison for two or three years, and have never known it to fail in a single instance. W. C. FUBLOW, Sumter Co., Ga., Sept. 11,1881. ULCERS. For Rix OT eight years I suffered with ulcers on my right leg. I was treated with Iodide of Potassium and Merciuy, and I became helpless. Six bottles of Swift's Specific made a permanent enre. Feb, 28, 1885. M. D. WILSON, Gainesville, Ga. SwiftVs Specific is entirely vegetable. Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed free. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO. Drawer 3, Atlanta GA- or 159 W. 23d St., N. Y. N. W. N. U. 1885. No. 30 SUCKER Tbe Best Waterproof Coat. the If You are Driven Wild With itching, take the advice of a friend, (though he calls you aside at an evening party to give it), and rid yourself of the trouble by the use of Ayer's Sarsaparilla. A few weeks since I was attackePwith a severe and distressing form of Eczema. Tlie eruptions spread very generally over my body, causing an intense itching and burning sensation, especially at night. "With great faith in the virtues of Ayer's Sarsaparilla, I commenced taking it, and, after having used less than two bottles of this medicine, am entirely cured.—Henry Beardsley, of the Hope Nine," "West Philadelphia, Ta. Mr. B. W. Ball, the well known journal ist, writes from Rochester, N. II.: Having suffered severely, for some time, with Eczema, and failing to find relief from other remedies, I have made use, during the past three months, of Ayer's Sarsaparilla, which has effected a complete cure. I consider this medicine a magnifi cent remedy for all blood diseases. Ayer's Sarsaparilla, Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell. Uut, Sold by DrugghU. Price |1 lis bottlea, ffc