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Fill a bottle or common glass with - CALL ON e- urine and let it stand twenty-four hours ; sediment or settling Indicates an un healthy condition of the kidneys. When urine stains linen it is evidence of kidney trouble. Too frequent desire to urinate, or pain in the back, is also convincing W. E. 9HM0ND proof that the kidneys and bladder are out of order. WHKN TOU WANT P.oALlilonllll hingle or Roofing Felts, Brick and Fire Clay, Chestnut Plank and Timber, Cheap Cull Board and Plank, Ash and Oak Wagon Stock. My HlilnjrW' will nuet everybody tn quality mid price. Hiram Mill Just beyond Stafford Street. YAKK AND OrriCR, "TAFFOHD SPRINGS. WANTK1 TO BUY I R. R. Ties and Timber Land. ,'(! orrtr r--Hvel and bills paid stthel (utorrs of Andrew Whlton and W. O. Kill.' 1IUSINKSS IIKi:CTOUY. fS II. IIOIIIIY, Piano Tuner and J IwiUi-rto I'Umn and Organs, Msnsneld, Conn. rll. Iti:i:i, Attornoy at I,aw, offlc . In 8t afford National Bank Building, Kast Maln-st. MfM. VVOIUHSCICK, Merchant Tailor, Koom 1, Wanrn's Block, Stafford Hprtnif. t'onn. r T. IMMISTON. Counsellor at Jm Law, Notary Public and KalKatAte Agent, WUllnirton, Conn. f W . CI I A N I I K 1 1, 1 nsuranoe and I Kl Kstnt A irwnoy, Mt afford Hpnnga. Of. llii at rwtlili'nw on Wnatford Annm. I r IS. I'ATTKN, 37 Wt-lla-at.. Hart II. ford, conn.. DyHnif and Carjwt Beating Works. MIms M.T.KURHell.aifrm.manoninpnuKn. VOKNC Y f Tolland County Mutual Kim Insurance Co. at J. W. CHANDLKK'8 omin" at rmldnmt. Westford-av., Stafford Hprtnga. TOI1N U. WlC.HTJlAN.Canlage I uamtrDiifiiPMii iianM.irlnir In all lt,a branChe. A UniT ntwH of new and H3onl-hftiid work oon- Hi' f 11-1 j UU Uftim. r m Kr j Mt """" rM. A. COM INS, Horse and Ox V V HlioWng, Mm'hlnw Korglnirs and Repairing done to order. Also builder and repairer of ail styles of Wavons. frouth-st.. Htafford wpnnga. ATflAUO.IILlN & SON, Printers VI .mi Kt nt iiim.ru. Uood stork of Mercantile Papers, BnvelopHB, Bills, statements, etc, La dle' Klne corrttHDonJence HtatloneiT. At Tne Press Office. M AKCUS II. F1SK, Notary Public, Probate and Town Clerk's Office, Koom No. , Mr. Flrwt National Bank Huuaing. JJ-JKALIVS Drugr Store Villi. RK OPN SUNDAYS FROM 5 to 10 a. id.. 12.30 to 1.30 and 5 to I p. n Also st any Hour, day or nlgbt(aa formerly urneaoaXlad. CJTAFFOIII SAVIN OS HANK PRESIDENT, - EDWIN C. PINNBY. VICE PRESIDENTS jSflSuS. IJOKL H. RKKD. HBCH START AND TSSASOaBS, C11AS. T. I1AKWOOD. DIKNCTOHS. OJCO. C. PAHKKH8, 1A V I ft A. BAKER, WM.U. KI.L1S. KIOI1AKD U. BKICBR, Ll CllIH A. A HORN, CUM Irt I'oPHKK ALLEN, JAM US V. BO.UIKK, MARCUS B. FlSK.. Deposits commence drawing Interest on the first of each month. Intereat computed semi-annually. Dividends Jauuary 1 and July 1. (JAVINGS BANK OF STAFFORD O HPKINOH. LOCATBD 1M WaSBBN'S BLOCK. Deposits will draw Interest from the 1st of each mom n. omiMiuuuea auuii-anuuiui, ini is and octobur 1st. PRESIDENT, - r CHARLES WARREN. ( BOBBINS PATTEN. VICE PRESIDENTS i MM ITU W. PAOE. (oKKIN CONVERSE. rt'has. Warren, Hobblus Patten, Nuilili W. Poire. ornn converse. Directors M. II. Kinney, And ewWblioa, K. r. Putirn, A. Howard. (.Charies O. allls, B. T. Eaton. HBO'T AMD TBBAS'a ALVARADO HOWARD. IjENTISTRY. I have decided to give I. hone desiring my ser vices the benefit of tne following REDUCED PRICES: Teeth Kxtracted, ... - 88 oenta. outta I'erclia Killing-. ... 7B cents. Uolrt IflUIng, 1 upwards. Pull Set ot Teeth. ....( and 10. Teeth Cleaned, ..... 78 cent. Cement Killing, .... 78 oenta. silver Killing - 7Boenta. Partial set of Teeth, M upwards. Plates Repaired, lltoW. The above prices are for first-class work, and must be strictly caah ; that Is, each operation must be paid for at the time It Is done. A dr pmlt of one-half down muat bq paid on all plate work waen tue impression is taaan. A. O. COM INS, J. 1. 8., Office Hours, 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. Office, Johnson's Block, corner East Maln-st. and Kurnaon avenue. Fire, Life or Accident INSURANCE APPLT. TO Chas. F. Harwood, -IN- STAFFORD SAVINGS BANK. JOB PRINTING OK EVERY DESCRIPTION AT The Press Office. HA. KATON, WALES, MASS., PBALBB IB Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Optical Goods, Etc. Heoalrtog Neatly Done and at Moderate Prices. JAPA1 APANESE HEADY-MIXED GOLD xxrv at as eta. A BOTTXJt. F OR RENT. House corner of How. land and Prosonct st reet eight rooms, with turn ao. hoc andoold water, and other modern mprovementa. inquire oi m. a. .tidav. Volume 40. C. PINNEY, President. D. 8. PLUME, O. O. BLAEESLEE, Secretary. THE STAFFORD SPRINGS ELECTRIC LIGHT & GAS COMPANY. 01X104 The offloe ot thla company ia at No. 8 Main street, in the Hurley store, at which all lighting accounts can be aettled, the keepers of this store being authorized to act aa collectors, A discount of S per cent, will be given on lighting accounts only when settled on or before the tenth of the the servloe left at this store or mailed to the tion. Estimates for any kind of electrio light wiring, and also rates for service, will ha nromntlr ffiven. The manager will be day and Friday of each week. I. BLANK BOOKS. We keep an assortment of LEDGERS, JOURNALS, DAY BOOKS, CASH BOOKS, TIME BOOKS, ORDER BOOKS, ETC. Call and look at WRITING PAPER We are selling at cents per box that contains 98 sheets of paper and 98 envelopes. Pelonbet's Select Notes ON THE INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON8 for 1808 only 85 cents. New Music Just Received. X. TvT. WHITON. Express office Building. LVAKADO HOWARD, -AT Savings Bank of Stafford Springs, WAUltEN'8 BLOCK. INVESTMENT SECURITIES BOUGHT AND SOLD. DRAFTS Uood In any Part oi tue World. ALL CLASSES OF Steamship Tickets AT BEST PRICES. Fire Insurance! Strongest and Best Companies, At as Low Rates as Can be Obtained. -A.COITDE3STT -AND- Life Insurance Placed in all the Desirable Forms. Alvarado Howard, AT Saving Bank of Stafford Springs, WARREN'S BLOCK. T OLLAN1) COUNTY MUTUAL Fire Insurance Comp'y Of Tolland, Conn. PRESIDENT, . . WM. D. HOLMAN, TREASURER, - - E. 8TKYKN3 HENRY. SECRETARY, - . EDWARD X. FULLER. DIRECTORS. O. Underwood, L. H. Fuller, Alvarado Howard, K. Stevens Henry, K. B. Crane, Geo. r. Rich, Newton Osborne, Karoos LUlle, A. B. Adams, Wm. H. Yeomans, Kdmund Joslyn, Myron P. Yeomans, Edward B. Fuller, Wm. D. Holman, Silas Chapman, Jr. OrerSO yearsefsaoceasralbaslness. No ment baa ever seen made on its Premium Liens. BURTON'S BILK rxTZH. 108. TISSUE TOILET AT EXALD'S. STAFFORD SPRINGS- CONN., Vice President. A. M. YOTJNO, Treasurer. D. F. BURRITT, Gem Manager. S Matin Street. month. Any communications regarding company will receive immediate atten at his office from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m., Tues F. BUItltlTT, Oen'l Manager. F. KREISEL, Dealer in all kinds of BOOTS, SHOES, And RUBBERS, AT THE Lowest Living Prices, REPAIRING Promptly and Neatly Done. The very best material will be used, and the work done by two experienced shoe makers. At the Old Press Office Stand, No. 90 West-Maln-st., STAFFORD SPRINGS. AT BUCK'S TOU WILL FIND SLEDS, Pocket Cutlery, Table Cutlery, Scissors And Shears. Best ot Quality And Assortment. WM, W, BURWELL DEALER IN Watches, Clocks, And Jewelry. ALSO EOGBES' Finest Electro Plated Ware. GORHAM Jtt'K'O CO'S. Sterling Silver Table Ware. Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens. Hamilton Watches i &c. Stc, &c. W. W. BURWELL. WARREN'S BLOCK. Reduction In prices, before inventory. of Fort and Fur Garments. We have oraa food bargains, and It will pay to bare Jacket made now, or made over to style. Alfred Williams & Son, 4145 Pratt-st., HAUTFOItD. Near TrumbulL Guns and Ammunition Breech-Loading Guns, I Loaded and Empty Shot Gun Shells, Powder, Shot, And Full Line AMMUNITION. BUCK'S Hardware, Paint and Oil Store. Stoyml maku the food pare, wholesome aJid delicious. POWDER Absolutely Pura SOVAL SAKIHS MVOM 00., BCW VOSK. THIRTY YEARS AGO. Items of local interest taken from the columns of Tne Press, thirty years ago. Jan. 31, 1868. The chimney of the Congregational church in Wllllngton fell sometime be tween Sunday evening, Jan. 26th, and Monday morning, doing a damage of $200. Had the accident happened during a service In the building, it would in aU probability have killed some of the singers, as it fell right where the melodeon stood, and the choir sat. The dyeing house connected with Hall & Company's thread mill in Wllllngton, was burned down on the 18th, Inst. The building contained principally blocks for making spools, which were dried there ready for making up. Loss $200. to $300. No insurance. Prices Current for Produce etc., at Stafford Springs : Flour per bbl. $14.00 and $16.75 1.50 3.12 1.00 .40 and .45 .16 and .18 .18 85 8.00 and 400 1.25 and 2.00 Corn " bu. Meal " cwt. Potatoes per bu. Butter ' lb. Cheese " " Lard " " Eggs " doz. Beans " bu. Apples " " Dried apples per. lb. Chickens " " Turkeys ' Salt pork " .20 .20 .20 .20 .25 4.75 4.75 6.50 6.00 beef " " Pork hams " " Beef " ' " steak " " Wood, pine, per cord, " chestnut " oak " " hickory " Mabbiagx In Stafford, Jan. 2d, 1868, by Rev. F. L. Batchelder, Horace Bum stead and Esther W. Needham, both of Moneon. At Monson, 4th, by Ke v. R. H. Har wood, Marvin E. Flsk of Wllllngton and Nellie M. Amldon of Monson. At Tolland, 9th, by Rev.Abram Marsh, Thomas C. Ford and Mrs. Adella D. Whitney, both of Mansfield. At Bridgeport, Nov. 80th, by Rev. J. C. Cartol, Joseph Wlckwlre of Canaan and Lucy C. Ford of Mansfield. At Marlboro, 12th, George R. Dutton of South Coventry, and Mary Jane Cole man. I had the rheumatism so badly that I could not get my hand to my head. I tiled the doctor's medicine without the least benefit. At last I thought of Cham berlain's Pain Balm; the first bottle re lieved all of the pain, and one-half of the second bottle effected a complet cure. W. J. Holland, Holland, Va. Chamber lain's Pain Balm Is equally good for sprains, swellings and lameness, as well as burns, outs and bruises." iror sale at the drug stores of E. K. Taft, Stafford Sprlngs.and Q. L Phlllps.South Coventry. Danbury, Ct., made half a million more hsts last year than during the year previ ous. It Will Surprise You. In order to prove the great merit oi iSiy's uream Balm, the most effective cure for Catarrh and Cold in Head, your druggist will sup ply a generous 10 cent trial size or we will mall for 10 cents. Full size 50 cts. Ely Bros., 55 Warren St.. N. Y. City. Ely's Cream Balm has completely cured me of catarrh when everything else fail ed. Many acquaintances have used It with excellent results. Alfred W. Stev ens, Caldwell, Ohio. Tne tradition cherished by every schoolboy that one Englishman is equal to three Frenchmen probably originated in the passage quoted by Maban from one of Nelson's letters, "I always was of opinion, have ever aoted upon it and never have bad any reason to repent it. that one Englishman was equal to three Frenchmen. " This insular conceit was rudely dispelled in the case of a young man who went from this parish to take a coachman '8 place in Paris. Writing home on one occasion, he says, "You've heerd tell how one Englishman is match for three Frenchmen, bnt don't yon believe it, mother, for I've tried it and am now in the hospital." To hear the old woman gravely recite this is a delicious piece of comedy. Notes and Queries. HOME DYEING NEW STYLE, lilt til i mt No Muss. No Trouble. Sold in All Colon by Grocer and AOdreem, THB MAYPOLB SOAP I I rL I,. fflSTYL i w. i m m V Am THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1898. NORTH DAKOTA LETTER. Oberon, N. D., Jan. 18, 1898. Ever since I have been here I have had it in my mind to give some account of the Indians, who are our neighbors to the east of us. ' The Devil's Lake reservation lies on the south shore of the lake of that name. I The lake forms its northern boundary; Its southern boundary is the Cheyenne River. It extends east and west; about thirty-five miles, and from north to south from eight to eighteen miles. There are about one hundred and slxty-slx thousand and four hundred acres, onoalf of which Is fairly good agricul tural land. The rest Is timber land, hills and meadow. The country around Fort Tottsn is very pleasant; indeed, there are some views worth going far to see. As late as the summer of 1895 the number of Indians on the reservation were, males, 498; females, 523; total, 1.021; males ovefelghteen years of age, 287 ; females over fourteen years, 378 ; school children between six and sixteen years, males, 102; females, 99. The total population is 32 less than two years before. The general opinion is that there is nc increase, but rather a gradual decrease In the popula tion year by year. The death rate Is un usually large, being nearly seventy to the thousand for the two years preceding 1895. The main cause has been want and desti tution. The Indians have allotments in lands, prairie and timber. When the allotments were made the government furnished the Indians a certain number of cattle, hogs and horses, and some farm implements, but the Indian is not a farmer, or the son of a farmer, and has to learn everything about agriculture. While he is learning this he has to live, and for his living he has to look to himself. He likes to eat, and when he has anything to eat he eats it. He gets hungry while he is trying to raise something which he can convert into bread and meat. His cattle to farm with, his cows and his hogs, it was convenient for him to kill and eat. Of course, when he bad eaten them he did not have them to work with. His farming operations fell behind. His machinery he either sold or used up. So it came to pass that he can't farm ?t. He has nothing to farm with, and yet he must provide his own food. Formerly he hunted and fished, but hunting and fishing are in the past, and exist only in the memory. Since I have been here the government has help ed them a very little. They have had seed furnished them once or twice, and I believe a little meat. There are a few who are doing quite well as farmers. In 1895 there were 4,700 acres of land under cultivation, ot which 3,000 were sown to wheat. The rest was divided between oats, .barley, potatoes, corn, and a few other small seeds. Indians a number of them have been known to bring this seed wheat furnished them into town, sell it, take the money and buy something and use it up at once, thus reaping a quick harvest, and as quickly disposing of It. They need con tant watching. I have seen very few cattle on the reservation do not now recall ever having seen a cow ; but ponies, all the Indians have. There is quite a class of young men who have grown up since the land was allotted, but they are not able to get a living off the land because they have no machinery or tools whatever to work the land, and no means to get them. If they ever have tools, machinery or cattle, the govern ment will have to help them ; but the government does not seem disposed to do it. It must be said of these young men that they are disposed to work, and apply to the agent for it. But their opportu nities for work are very limited. Their best time is In harvest ani threshing, but the period Is brief, and the openings few in tne summer, ana in fact the year around, we have them coming into town frequently with wood, and, in the season of It, hay, which they are glad to sell. Usually they have no trouble in disposing of all they bring in. This, wonderfully open and snowless winter, enables them to market considerable wood and hay and that is all they do now. But the wood is, much of it, young timber, which should never have been cut. In a few years there will be none to cut. A hun gry, starving Indian ia very human, and will have a care for his stomach, and will put young, growing trees into it. Every year there Is much suffering among them everv vear their condition grows worse. You may see the squaws about the town every little while searching care fully around the houses and stables, ev erywhere In fact, for anything that may be converted into food, or be used in In dian housekeeping or out. They are good natured creatures, and bear uncom plainingly their hard lot. In their semi civilized state they are worse off than in their former wild condition, when the chase acd the fishing was sufficient to supply them with food and clothing. How little food they get now; how poor is their olothing. No wonder so many die of pulmonary diseases and des titution. Having taken their hunting and fishing grouuds from them, the gov ernment should keep them in comfortable food and clothing, to say the least. How can it expect to make farmers of them in a day ? As for the reservation schools and some personal expel lences with some of them, I shall have to reserve for another letter. O. P. Champlin. MAYPOLE WASHES and DYES AT ONE OPERATION . . ANY COLOR. The Cleanest, Fastest Dye for Soiled or Faded Shirt Waists, Blouses, Ribbons, Curtains, Underlinen, etc., whether Silk. Satin. Cotton or Wool. Druggists, or mailed free for 15 cents f DEPOT. 127 Dmeme Street. New York. SOAP Setting Himself a Great Stunt. "Every morning when I get up," said Mr. Billtops, "I set myself the stunt of preserving my tranquillity un broken through the day, and every night I am obliged to confess that I am not up to it yet. "The trials begin at home with the breakfast and the children and I don't know what else, and they run through the day at business and are found again at home at night. They come in various and unexpected forms and out of most unexpected incidents and at times when they are never dreamed of. One needs impervious imperturbability to withstand them all and perfect nerve and resolution. "With an absolutely tranquil mind, quite nndistnrbed by circumstance, what could not one do? I have not yet reached that happy frame, but I am making a bluff at it daily and am get ting nearer to it all the time. " New York Sun. The Practice That Makes Perfect. A writer in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat says that few persons have an ade quate idea of the amount of labor be stowed by virtuosi in practicing upon their chosen instruments before appear ing as publio performers. When Liszt was learning piano playing, be prac ticed ten hours a day for over 12 years. Ole Bull spent over 20 years in almost constant practice on the violin. With Paganini the violin was the study of a lifetime. For over 25 years he never al lowed a day to pass without eight or ten hours spent in playing exercises to im prove bis fingering and facility of exe cution. Rubinstein devoted over 15 years to studying the piano. Paderew- aki has devoted a utetime to his instru ment. Milton. Milton was born in 1608 and died in 1674. His first poem of note, "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity," was written in 1629. The "Paradise Regain ed" was finished a short time before his death. His literary labors covered 45 years. His greatest poem was writ ten by the hand of an amannensis, and bis most serious annoyance was the pet ulance of his daughters, who sometimes refused to write when he was in the mood to compose. The Etruscans. The Etruscans were a civilized peo ple ages before the foundation of Rome. Herodotus states that Etruria, the mod ern Tuscany, was founded by a colony of Lydians. The Etruscan vases and tombs show a high state of civilization and. refinement, and it is believed that the Romans borrowed many of their in stitutions and laws from Etruria. A foot that rocks the cradle has no time to stop and kick for women's rights. Our Readers Eager for This Change. Here is a chance for the sick and suf fering to consult the most successful physician of this century. Dr. Greene. 35 West 14th St.. New York City. His record of wonderful cures is unequaled and unrivaled, and he offers to give all free consultation by letter. If you are out of health, write this great specialist about your complaint. It costs you noth ing, and he will explain Just what ails you, and without doubt make you well and strong again. . Rhode Island Is revising her constitu tion, and vai ious important changes are to be proposed. The Disoovert of the Day. Aug. J. Bogel, the leading druggist of Shreveport. La. .says : "Dr. King'sNewDiscovery is the only thing that cures my cough, and it is the bestseller I have." J. F. Campbell, merchant of Stafford, Ariz., writes : "Dr. King's New Discovery Is all that is claim ed for it ; it never fails, and is a sure cure for Consumption, Coughs and Colds. I cannot say enough for its merits." Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption. Coughs and Colds is not an experiment. It has been tried for a quarter of a cen tury, and to-day stands at the head. It never disappoints. Free trial bottles at E. K. Taft's Drug Store. 6 A great many peop'e expect to be angels may need wings made of fireproof mater ial. Try Grain-O I Try Grain-0 1 Ask your Grocer to-day to show you a package of GRAIN-O. the new food drink that takes the place of coffee. The children may drink It with out injury as well as the adult., au who try It like It. GR lN- has that rich seal brown or Mocha or Java, but It Is madu trom pure grains, and the most delicate stomach receives It with out distress. the price of coffi'e. 15c and 95 cts. per package. Sold by all grorers. The Smallest Electric Motor. What is said to be the smallest elec tric motor in existence was made to be worn as a 6carf pin by D. Qordin, a jew eler and watchmaker of McKinney, Tex. Complete it weighs 1 pennyweight 3 grains. The front of the motor is of highly polished gold, and the commuta tor segments are also of gold. Viewed from the front the motor presents only a gold appearance. The field magnets are made of two thicknesses of No. 22 sheet iron scraped down and polished. These are held together with gold screws and wound with No. 28 silk covered wire. The armature is of the four pole type and is wound with No. 86 wire. The little brushes are of hammered cop per and are, of course, very thin. There is a small gold switch on a black rubber base, made with a pin, to be worn on the lapel of the vest. A small chloride of silver battery, carried in the : vest pocket, furnishes current for the opera tion of the little machine. The motor runs at a very high speed, and its hum ming can be distinctly heard by any one standing near the wearer. New York Times. Pat's Reasoning:. writer in the Says a Manchester Guardian : "A lady of my acquaintance who is a proprietress in County Galway is in the habit of receiving her own rents. One day, when a tenant farmer had pleaded long and unsuccessfully for an abatement, he exclaimed as he handed over the money : " 'Well, my lady, all I can say is that if I had my time over again it's not a tenant farmer I'd be. I'd follow one of the learn'd professions. ' "The proprietress gently replied that even in the learned professions there were losses as well as gains, and per haps he would have found professional life as precarious as farming. " 'Ah, my lady, but how can that be?' replied the son of St. Patrick. 'If you're a lawyer win or lose, you're paid. If you're a doctor kill or cure, you're paid. If you're a priest heaven or hell, you're paid.' " Number 44. SWINDLING PHYSICIANS. Clever Bunko Games That Are Worked on the Profession. A correspondent writes: "The follow ing trick is new, I think, and I there fore inform you concerning it, if you choose to give it publicity: "Act 1. A roan introduces himself at my office as Dr. E. Adams of Stroudsburg, Pa., talks (and talks learn edly about the throat) of sending a pa tient of his, a Mr. Henry Sawyer, in consultation. He then speaks of desir ing to buy a spray apparatus; asks me of whom. I recommend B. As the doc tor' is leaving he asks iir-identally for one of my cards. It is gi vt n. "Act 2. He afterward writes on my card a line of introduction to B; pre sents it, saying he was sent by me, giv ing details. He orders the apparatus and desires it sent to Dr. Adams, street (who promptly replies by tele phone, saying he knows nothing about it); presents a check made payable to bis order, indorsed by him, in payment for the spray and receives a balance in cash (in this instance $10, I believe). "Act 8. Check retun-.ed; no good. B. writes to Stroudsburg. No Dr. E. L. Adams and no Mr. Sawyer reside there or are known to the postmaster. L of course, have never seen the Mr. Saw yer. "Act 4. -The bogus and plausible representative of the medical profession has the money. The trick is, of course, capable of various modifications." An old trick is being worked upon the members of the medical profession with success in several instances. A man calls at the doctor's office at a time be knows he is away. Asking for the doctor and learning be is out, the man is, oh, so sorry, but maybe the good doctor's wife would answer. The doc tor's helpmate is summoned and is in formed that the visitor is a patient of the doctor and lives (in one instance) in Newark, N. J. He is anxious to set tle a bill of $29 and asks the wife to give a receipt for that sum. The good wife, overcome both by the vision of $20 debt being settled and also by the flattering remarks of the pleasant man nered fellow, gives the receipt. In ex change he presents a certified check for $25, gets the $5 m change, and well, in due time the poor doctor jots down in his account book on the credit side, " For experience, $5. ' Medical Record. SKATING IN OLD DAYS. How the Sport Became Popular In New York City. While skating is now one of the most popular sports of the winter season it is only comparatively a few years since it has become so in this city. When the Central park was being constructed in 1860 and the small artificial lake Fifty-ninth street was nearly completed, the park commissioners announced that it would be thrown open for the use of skaters. A few men took advantage the invitation, but women could not be induced to go on the ice. The skates then in use were of the most antique pattern, some of the runners extending a long way in front of the foot, ending in a ringlike cprL In a crowd these skates were quite dangerous, and the first year skating was anything except popular. During the next winter the larger lake at the upper end of the mall was in such condition that it could be used for skating. Here there was more room for the sport, but still the women could not be induced to venture on the ice. A number of gentlemen determined to overcome this prejudice and organized the New York Skating club, having regulation patterned skate, almost even with the sole of the boot, which was laced up tight to the ankle, while the objectionable strap was done away with, the runner being fixed to the sole while in use by a ball and socket and held firmly with a clamp. These be came popular that winter with the men, and a lighter kind was made for wom en. The prejudice, however, still ex isted among the latter, until the club invited a lady, who was a fine skater, from Portland, Me., to visit the Cen tral park and skate with the club. This lady wore a pretty and appropriate dress, similar to that worn in winter by women skaters in Europe, and she created such a sensation by her artistic skating as to attract much notice. The result was that before the season ended several young ladies were induced by the club to venture on the ice, and the season of 1862-8 found many, with pretty costumes, enjoying the sport. A series of carnivals were arranged by the club during the following season, and skating in the evening became one of the fashionable winter amusementa. New York Mail and Express. The Cheerful Idiot. "Women," said the cynical boarder, "seem to be utter failures as negro min strels." "Of course," said the cheerful idiot. "It is too much of a strain for a wom an to keep her face oorked up for three hours " Inilianapoli8 Journal. Consumption wm scorrs emulsion cure consumption ? Yes and no. Will it cure every case? No. What cases will it cure then ? Those in their earlier stages, especially in young people. We make no exag gerated claims, but we have positive evidence that the early use of Scott's Emulsion of Cod-liver oil with Hypo phosphites of Lime and Soda in these cases results in a positive cure to a large num ber. In advanced cases, how ever, where a cure is impossi ble, this well-known remedy should be relied upon to pro tone life surprisinelv. 6 $oc and ti-oo, all druggists. SCOTT & BOWNE. Chemists. New York. WHAT TO DO. There is comfort in the -knowledge so often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp- Koot, the great k idney remedy, rulnis every wish n relieving pain in the back, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part or the urinary passages. It corrects, inabil ity to bold urine ana scalding pain in passing It, or bad effects following use of liquor, wine or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant necessity of being compelled to get up many times during the night to urinate. The mild and the extraordinary effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized. 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