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. la the talc Ihclr music tells ? -Tin but tht ! oft-rcpeatcd strain First heard on Juduli'H etar-llt plain , when shepherds , watching flocks by night , Saw round them Khlnc a wondrous Jlght. And trembling hcaid the angel say : Tienr tiot-to jou Is born tliis dav A Sat our , wh ch is Christ the Lord I" The Hcav.-nly host with one accord Joined " with the angel , saying , then : "Peace be on earth , good will to men ! " Ko .messenger In angel guise Comcsnow , before our mortal eyes ; Apr evermore 'In ' our dull cars Snail aound a voice irom Heav'nly spheres l Nor need we , like the men of old , W ndcr to seek with gifts , and gold , Tun Babe who In the manger lay , In Davld'a city far away ! Lol at our doors He waits to take The gl t none is too poor to make A heart which will IIIu love receive , And humbly eay : "Lord , I believe I" For tlits the bells at Christmas rlngl "Good tidings of great joy" they bring 1 For "whoso1 will" at length may see Him whooi'co ' walked in Gallilt el Mrt. Anna L. Lear , in St. Louts Jfaffasine. "CHRISTMAS GREENS. " Various reasons have been assigned for the custom of welcoming the anni versary of our Saviour's birth with wreaths and branches. Some have supposed it to have originated in the fashion of the Greeks and Romans , who crowned their heroes with laurel and strewed boughs in their way , emblematic - blematic of joy and victory , and that it is but meet the advent of the Prince of Peace , a bloodless conqueror , should be heralded with these marks of joy. Others , again , imagine it was to rep resent the groves , which were "God s first temples , and the style of the iirst Christian churches which were built of "wythen wands. " In England every house from the palace to the cottage , is docked with bay. laurel , holly , ivy and mistletoe in ah the freshness of perennial verdure. The practice seems to have been com menced by the Druids , who about this time of the year cut the sacred mistle toe with a golden knife , and distributed it as gifts to the people ; these ancient priests caused houses to be decorated with evergreens in December , that the sylvan spirits might repair to them and reman : unnipped by frost and cold winds until a milder season had re newed the foliage of their darling abodes. In former ages all the above named plants were held in superstitious rever ence and were believed to bo especially repugnant to evil spirits ; as late as the year 1444 it is said by an old chronicler that on "the first of February St. Paul's steeple in London was fired by a great storm of thunder and lightning , and with great labour quenched ; and toward thumorningof Candlemas day , at the Leaden Hall in. Cornhill , a standard of bay-tree , being set up in the midst of the pavement fast in the ground , naile full of helm and ivy , was torn up and cast down by the malignant spirit , as was thought , and the stones of the street were cast into divers houses , so that the people were sore aghast at the great tempest. " In those times Christmas sports and festivities were often kept up during forty days , terminating at Candlemas , the second of Februarj' . With us , of late years , the custom of "Christmas greens , " as they are quaintly termed by old writers , is be coming more common , and in the large cities every house , however poor , is trimmed with green in honor of Christ mas , or a tree or branch laden with bonbons for the children. I purpose to call attention to the plants of our country which have ta ken the place of the "historic ones of our mother land and are honored among us as Christmas greens. In Maine , the most northeasterly Siate of our Union , where the winters are long and cold and unpropitious to the growth of herbaceous evergreens , the different species of the contfera. or pine family , are employed for de orating ting the churches. Large trees of the black double spruce ( abies nigra ) and _ white single spruce ( abies albti ) , with the elegant pyramidal-shaped silver , or balsam fir ( nbics balsantifera ) , are cut in tke woods and fastened up m the churches , producing a trul- for est-like effect , while the odor of the last-named tree diffuses a spicy fra grance , emblematic of the frankin cense offered by the Magi. In some localities branches of the hemlock spruce ( abies camidetisis ) are formed into wreaths ; its delicate , glossy , leaf and fairy-like cones produ cing a pleasing effect. In other New England States , especially near the large towns , where pine trees cannot be had for the mere cutting , the vari- rious species of the lycopodium , called running evergr een , club moss , etc. , etc. , are in request. These are gath ered in great quantities by the country people , who employ the long winter evenings in tying "them together in wreaths ; the bright vivid green of these plants contrasts prettily with the small trees of the white pine ( pinus strobus ) and hemlock with svhich they are intermingled. In the Middle States , although the lycopodia are used yet , the glory of their woods , the American laurel ( kalmia - -mia la'ifrlia ) forms a magnificntly rich wreath , unsurpassed by any other. This s.hrub belongs to the natural -order of ericacae and was dedicated by the great Linnaeus to his pupil , Peter Kalm , a Swedish bolanistiv'ho traveled in this country mure than a century ago. It had -been previously sent .o England by John Bartram. Peter Col- linsin , in writing to him about it in 1737 , ten years before Kulm's visit , calls it "charuaerhododendros , " ' -bay laurel" and "ivy , " and pronounces it the most elegant shrub that has been -discovered in the province. With many others of our compatriots , we think this genus might have been ded icated with propriety to John Bartram , our earliest American botanist , keep ing his memory green in a monument -of perennial verdure , over the moun tains of his own state and throughout his native land. Although the mountain laurel is found scattered through the New England states , growing plentiful in some localities , yet it never attains the size and beauty it does on the Alle gheny range in Pcnnsylvan-a , and southward. In this section it may be seen in its greatest glory , often form- ing dense thickets twenty feet high , growing under the shade of the forest trees , seemingly unadectcd and pre ferring the darkness of such places from wlicnce its terminal corymbs of bright , roso-colored or white blossoms "make sunshine in a shady place. " These continuous brakes or groves are called iu that region "laurel swamps ; " the branching stems cross and twist together , forming a thicket almost impenetrable either to man or beasts ; though beautiful to the eye , they are the tef ror of the hunter and engineer who , attempting to cross these labyrinths , find themselves en tangled in a net of iron , which retains its prey like a trap. The engineers who laid out the railroad over the mountains of Pennsylvania discovered the skeletons of several men who had been thus caught and had starved to death. This growth is held in great dislike by the settlers , from the diffi culty of clearing it , as its wood is very tirm and close-grained ; and from the trouble it gives them , and the poison ous qualities of its leaves and fruit , the American laurel has received a bad name. Yet a foreign tourist would think it almost worth a voyage across the Atlantic to see one of these groves on the A1' henies in the month of June , whui ded with its wealth of blossoms , tuough the sempervirent character of its foliage renders it at all seasons an elegant bject. This plant is difficult of cultivation and has not been introduced into our gardens as generally as it deserves ; it is. however , extensively cultivated in the pleasure grounds of the English , where no pains or expense are spared to make it appear at home and bloom as if in its native forest batfnts. The American laurel is not only in digenous , but peculiar to our country , and it has been suggested that we adopt it as our national floral emblem , taking rank with the time-honored lilies of France , the rose ot Burgundy and England , and the thistle and shamrock of Scotland and Irelan-1. Generally known under the name of American or mountain laurel , it is also , in some sections , called "calico bush , " from the different shades of its buds and ilowers , and sometimes by its Indian name , "spoon-wood , " given by the aborigines , who carved from its wood their spoons. It has a solid and fine grain and might be used to advantage by wood-engravers instead of box-wood , which it nearly resembles. The dark-green , large , oblong le'ayes of the laurel render it peculiarly rich and beautiful for garlands ; in the mid dle states , where its growth Js so pro fuse and dense , it is universally used as the most beautiful of all Christmas greens for decorating churches. Here , too , we have in abundance the holly , that plant so peculiarly dedi cated to this festival b } ' our English ancestors as to receive the character istic name of "Christmas , " for which it may very properly stand as the em blem. Ours is not" the same species , to be sure ; that growing in the British Islands is the ilex aquifolium , distin guished by its more compact growth , brighter red berries and leaves of a darker and glossier green. The Amer ican holly ( ilex opaca ) , belonging to the natural order aquifoliaci cs , is com mon in the middle states , and is found in small quantities scattered about in the more northern and eastern states. It is a handsome shrub , growing often to a height of thirty feet ; its Ilowers are small and whitish appearing : in June , and are succeeded by showy red berries , which remain during the win ter , forming a beautiful contrast with the green , shining , spiney leaves. The latter characteristic of its foliage is well described in Darwin's Botanic Garden : Four of the giant brood with Hex stand , Each grasps a thousand arrows iu his hand , A thousand t-tee.y points on every scale , Foira the br gbt terrors of his bristiy mail. The holly is much used in all places , where it abounds , for Christmas trim mings. The associations which clus ter around it will always render it a favorite , sacred to this holy season. English poetry , from the rude ballads beiore the time of Chaucer down to our own age , is full of allusions to this plant , under its common name of helm and Christmas as well as holly , which latter name is said to be derived from its appropriation to religious observ ances , holly , i. e. holy-tree ; in Danish it is called Chrishom , in Swedish Christom. The mistletoe , a plant of the natural order of loranthaccce , was an object of the most superstitious reverence to our Celtic and Saxon ancestors ; from its parasitic nature , having no attach ment to earth , they considered it of a celestial origin ; the manner of the growth of plants was not then under stood and their untutored minds be held a miracle in its singular habits , now so easily explained. The pharedei'dron flavcscens of the Middle States is. however , a different f-pecies from the English pliarenden- aron album , but the variation is more apparent to a botanist than to the or- dimiry observer. The name is de rived from two Greek words , meaning thief and tree , because the plant steals its food from the tree upon which it vegetates , generally preferring gums , elms and hickories. It grows very plentifully in Dela ware and Maryland , and is found more sparingly in New -Jersey and Pennsyl vania. This plantls a small , parasitic shrub , grov * ng oh the branches of trees and . riving its nourishment from them ; its hard , iignecus root is attached to the living wood , from which it sucks up the already elabora ted juices ; growing to the height of two feet , much branched , with thick , coriaceous leaves of a yellowish-green , small , sessile yellow flowers appear ing in April and berries of pearly white ripening in November when seen on the naked trees fn winter it has the appearance of a hugebinl's-nest. In Great Britain the mistletoe is most commonly foi.nd on the apple tree ; when growing on ihc oak it was considered the peculiar gift of the-gods and was gathered by the Druidical priest himself , clothed" in his sacerdo- til garments and armed with a golden sickle ; this ceremony was performed annaually , toward the close of the year , when the moon was just six days old , and was accompanied w < th the sacri fice of two white bulls who had never felt the yoke , and a repast under the oak ; hymns wore then sung in honor of the Divinity and prajers were ollercd for a blessing * on their solemnities ; at the New Year the plant thus gathered was distributed among the people as a sa cred relic and was a panacea against every disease and a remedy for poisons. This"evergreen is , I believe , .seldom introduced into churches , either here or in England ; the peculiarly pagan character of the plant probably would Erevent it from being thus employed y the early Christians , but it was an indispensable adjunct of the decora tions of castle and cottage at this so cial festival ; whoever was caught under the "mistletoe bough" forfeited a kiss to the claimant and in this way it soon became identified with Christ mas spoils. Misseltoe , or mistletoe , "bird-lime-bush/1 signities in Saxon - - from the viscous nature of the fruit which was used for snaring birds ; the berries were formerly esteemed poison ous , yet they are greedily devoured during the winter mouths by birds and the foliage is attractive to sheep , and t is now thought to preserve them from disease. Critics have fancied that Shakes peare alluded to its poisonous qualities when he calls it " baleful mistletoe. ' yet I think PO true a student of nature had observed that trees on which the mistletoe' abounded were not flourish ing , although he might not know that the thief becurely ensconced in. the branches was living on their life blood. A barren and detested vale yon see it is , The trees though summer , jet forlorn and lean O'ercomc with moss , and baleful mistletoe. In all parts of the United States Christmas is now celebrated. No longer do certain denominations for- 'bid Its observance , thinking it savors of popery ; no longer are the people fined for"resting from thei'- labors on this holy day , but throughout the country each "house is decorated with a sprig of green , to remind them ol the "Christ-Child who came down to earth from heaven" to bring glad tidings of "peace on earth , good will reward men" our churches and homes are gaily decked with thcsc- svergreens , and the joyful shout ol "Merrie Christmas" rings from ocean to ocean. Frances B. Jumes , in Chi- z-igo Current. Ueljt-IiidcTcu Canada. The Dominion government has just cause for becoming alarmed at the comparatively small number of actual settlers who are entering the country , writes an Ottawa , Can. , correspond ent to The St. Louis Oiobc-Democrat. The success rjf the Canadian Pacific railway entirely depends upon the population of the northwest , yet , at the i ate people have been going into Manitoba and the northwest territo ries for the past two years , a long time must intervene before the country approaches settlement. During the eleven months ending November 30 1884 , 144,842 immigrants- arrived in Canada. Had these all remained in the country matters would not have appeared so discouraging , but of this number 00,644 crossed over into the United States on finding that to meet the very high cost of living in Canada they could get little or no employ ment. This leaves for Canada , then , as actual settlers , 84.198 , for eleven months , to which add 3.000 , the es timated arrivals during December , and it is shown that the whole popula tion of the Dominion was only increased 87,198 by immigration during the year. This , however , does not represent alone the number of settlers who went into the northwest , but the total num ber entering the whole Dominion. While the national debt of the United States has lor years been stead ily decreasing , the debt of the Do minion has even now rapidly increased. The national debt of Canaja amounted to § 203,000,000 on the 1st of January last , or at the rate of over $46 per capita. This has no reference to the $83,000,000 voted away at last session of parliament , or to such po : tions , of it as will be added to the public debt. With that added , the rate of debt per capita reaches 67 per cent over the national debt of the Uuited States , which country , until recently , has been held up by the Canadian govern ment as curse'd by heavy taxation. It is not surprising in view of the fiet > that Canadians , as well as recent im migrants , on learning of thia enormous and rapidly increa ng taxation , seeks homes in the United States , where the } know the rate of taxation is being rapidly diminished rather than in creased. Parisian Gentlemen of Leisnre. .The gentlemen of leisure in Paris are gaining ground , it is said , in theii campaign in favor of color ingarmenis as opposed to the ebony black and ob stinately persistent swallow-tailed coat. This season , according to the Paris gossip of the London World , blue coats , with brass buttons , white vest * , light gray trousers , and powdered hair will be in vogue the latter detail be ing considered extra-vlan. This style Is to be varied with the brown coat and brass buttons , shawl-pattern vest , brown cleth breeches , garters fastened with a diamond buckle , and square- toed , high-healed shoes. The black coat will be worn by the pschut LUX only at the theater and in places where the unjcalled-for remarks of the cads might mar the serenity of the spectacle uf so- temporary calves. As J3ad as the Chinese. Chinese -tsheap labor , or labor that amounts to the same thing , is causing much trouble in.-tQiieenshind , Austra lia. The sugar planters have fonnd it necessary in order to compete with foreign growers to import Polynesians. As there is only a limited s"upply of these laborers the planters are looking to India for help. The prospect of being - ing over-run by the natives of that densely populated country has caused the white Q leenslanders to raise a great hue and cry against the impor tation of these people. Unless the sugar planters can get cheap labor they will be obliged to abandon their business. They now pay white la borers So a week with rations , and tie Polynesians S30 a year with rations. Rochester Chronicle and Democrat. 4 * & fe. Zen' * : t irM i r A Mean Old General Ranted. Old "General Debility" has been put to flight in Arkansas , with happy re sults. From Brinkley , from Webb City , and from Walnut Ridge , Messrs. P. R. Anderson , E. M. Taylor and F. S. Pinchbeck respectively , write that they were all afflicted with general debility , and received solid benefit from Brown's Iron Bitters. This is pleasant to knpw , not only for Arkansas people , but for all sections of the country where Gen eral Debility has counted victims by the thousand. For sale everywhere. How Mrs. John Fellows met Her Hus band His "Pard. " Chicago Herald. Among the arrivals at the North western depot yesterday were a strange looking couple , the man wearing a buf falo-shin coat , and the woman a long sack made of the same material , a dress trimmed with it , and shoes lined with it. He was perhaps 40 years of age , but she did not appear to be more than 25. After looking around awhile , he confided in a porter and asked to be shown to a decent hotel where ho could stop a few days. "The fact is , " he observed , "we are on our wedding tonr , and 'while I am not a bonanza rnun exactly , Iv'c got enough to see this town with , and rm going to do it. " After the porter had named over a half a dozen hotels , and made himself otherwise agreeable , the traveler insis ted upon introducing him to his wife. When the porter was presented to Mrs. John Fellows , the proud husband said : "There now , Jeanie , I told you I'd intro luce you in society , but this is only a beginning. The p-nrttT showed signs of wanting to get away , but Mr. Fellews clung to him. him."You "You don't know how we came to be married , do you ? No. I'll bet you don't. Well now I'll tell you. We are from Eagle City , Idaho ; right from the mines , you might say. Ive been there a year , but Mrs. Fellows , here , came only about six months ago. I remem ber mighty well the day she hoofed it in * dent I , Jeanie ? Well , I should smile. There was a gangof them , and when they came over the mountains the snow was more than neck deep , and it was cold enough to put frost on the windows of tophet. Well , as I was saying , there was lots of young fellows coming in that country who didn't have no business in that hard country , and one of tin : u this batch. I kinder felt sorry for. le was a slight little chap , not more than up to my shoulders and there was a kind of a good look about his eyes and mouth , somehow. So when I saw that he didn't have no grog and no dust and not much mus cle and no liquor , I took mercy on him , and told him if he'd be my partner , we'd go it together , and I would see that he got feed enough. Well sir , he swallowed that bait , hook , line , and all , and we worked together for three or four months. Iv'e seen richer claims than mine , but it yields enough to keep me from grumbling and that is more than the mos't of them do. Well , as I was saying , my partner made himself useful in a good many ways. He was a mighty good cook the best I ever saw -and he wasn't no slouch with the piclr and shovel. One day this fall he got kinder sick and I took care of him , and finallv , when he got worse , I thought I'd just go to the camp and get a doctor. He didn't want no doctor , but I got one. When the doctor came in I hung around awhile and then went out on an errand. As soon as I entered the cabin again , the boy was crying , and the doctor takes me off to one side and sa3s he : "Your pard is a woman. "Git out. says I. It's a fact , ' says he , 'she just told me so. ' Well , that broke me up worse than a dvnamite explosion. I was ashamed , and I said : Take her away , doc , she is yours ; but he says : 'No sir , she is sick and vou must take care of her. ' "Then I thought it all over , and I made up my mind that I would. The doc and I nursed her for four weeks , and when she got so she could sit up mind you. I had never said a word to her yet I says solemn like : What is your name , please ? , and she looked on the floor and says : 'Jennie' . Good enough , says I. Jenuie will you be my wife ? and she says 'you bet. ' That settled it. We had the parson come up the next day , and we made up this here outfit for a wedding tour , and that's \vhat we are doing now. " Fonnd No Poison. Dr. Samuel K. Cox , D. D. , Practical Analytical Chemist , Washington , D. C. , who made thorough and careful analy ses , reports that there is neither mor phia , opium , emetics nor poisons in the Red Star Cough Cure ; that it must prove a boon to those Whose systems shrink from the use of such compounds , and especially to mothers , who justly dread the evil , and , at times , fatal effects of these dangerous drugs. He further states it is not only free from all opiates , poisons and emetics ( a thing which not one cough preparation in ten can boast ) , but it is altogether an original and mo .t happy combination of the bet remedial agents , and is as'harmless as it is effective. You ask me if 1 would agree to live my seventy , or rather uiy seventy-three years over ngain ? To which I reply , yea. I think with you , that it is a good world upon the whole ; that it has been fr.imed upon a princ pie of benevo lence , and more pleasure than pain dealt out to us. My temper.iment is sanguine. I steer my bark with hope jjj the head , leavin'g fear astern. Thomas Jefferson to John dams. Thousands of paupers are now being shipped from Naples and Genoa to South American ports , where they are left a burden on the local authorities. The latter have decided to adopt the N -w York plan and compel vessels to carrv them back. - JOSEPH lGILLOTT'S Bold by ALL DEALERS throughout the World. Gold medal Paris Exposition , 1878. Huuk. 1'rrmlum Lilt. Price Lin CARDS a.8.CardC . , Ceaierhru ktC < um Don't disgust everybody by hawkincv blowing and spitting , but use Dr. Sago a Catarrh Remedy and be cured. The election of Charles S. Voorhees , a son of Senator Voorhecs , as a dele- grate to Congress from Washington Territory will , it is b'elinved , be the second end instance only in the history of the country , when a father and sou sat at the same time in Congress. ut Feel So WeliT" " "I want to thank you for tolling me of Dr. Pierce's "FavoritePrescription , " writes a lady to her friend. "Fora long time I was unfit to attend to the work of my household. I kept abo.ut , but I felt thoroughly miserable. I had terrible backaches , and bearing-down sensations across me and was quite weak and discouraged. I sent and got some of the medicine after receiving your letter , and it has cured me. I hardly know myself. I feel so well. " When the emancipation of slaves in the British colonies took place in 1884 their number was 780,993 , and in pay ment for them Great Britain distributed § 100,000,000 among their owners. All "Played Out. " "Don't know what ails me lately. Can't eat well , can't sleep well. Can't work , and don't enjoy doing anything. Ain't really sick , and I really ainrt well. Feel all kind o' played out , someway. " That is what scores of men say every day. If they would take Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medical Discovery' ' they would soon have no occasion to say it. It pur- iflos the blood , tones up the system and fortifies it against disease. It is a great anti-bilious remedy as welL Poets are inspired. When they shake hands with an Icicle they feel like writing a farewell to summer. Kate Field Is still giving the Mormons par ticular fits. Hades hath no fury like a super fluous woman who has got left. Four Lucky Men. Four of the employes at A. Goebel & Co.'s brewery have had a stroke of luck , owning between them one-tenth of a ticket which is said to have drawn the § 50,000 prize in the Louisiana State Lottery. Albert Mass , 305 Gratiot avenue - - enue , Lorenz Traub , 199 Russell street , Wm. Brommer , 73 Maple street , and. Benjamin Noes are the lucky men. The oflicial list is not yet published , Mass having heard the news through a' dispatch from a friend. They expect1 to have it confirmed to-morrow" None of them have made a habit of buying tickets , but they have all invested two or three times before. This time they chipped in one dollar apiece and bought four one-tenth tickets , three of which have proved blanks. They propose to1 put their money into a house and lot. Charles E. Strange , Randolph street , near Fort , who drew a share in the. capital $75,000 prize in the same lot tery jn 1882 , said this morning that , both he and his partner in the venture , Philip W. Witzleben , clerk with R. G. Dun & Co. , then invested for the first time. The lucky ticket was No. 85,003. ' of which they owned one-fifth. They could not get their winnings through the banks , as the latter refused to han dle lottery money , but the express com pany took their ticket down and brought the money back , 815,000 in hard cash , for S70. He was then clerk at Richmond , Backus & Co.'s , and went into his present business , while Witz leben invested in real estate. He still buys tickets occasionally , and won $10 last year. They are the first Detroiters who ever won a prize in-that lottery. Detroit ( Mich. ) Evening News , Dec. 10. From among the many testimonials received we select the following written by J. 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Families can lire better for less money at the Grand Union Hotel than at any thcr first-class hotel in the city. Stretch Is the name of tko newly elected sheriff of Snohomlsh county , Wyoming Terri tory. _ ' Brown's Bronchial Troches for Coughs and Colds : "I do not see how It Is possible for a public man to be himself in winter with ? out this admirable aid. " Jiev. S. 2C. Detent , Focasset , MOM. Large ears are salil to denote generosity. The mule Is tery generoua with his heels. Pure Cod-Liver Oil , made from ( elected llrer * on the iea liore byCA8WW.L , HAZARD A Co. , New York. It is absolutely pure and sweet. Patlentiwh * bare one taken It prefer It to all other * . Plijilclani hare decided It superior to any of the other oils In market. Chapped Hands , Face , rimple * . andRoujjh Skin , cured by uslnc Jcxirsn TAB UoAr. made by CASWELL , HAZAIID & Co. . New Vorlc. "My poor fellow. " asked a man of the living skeleton at the dime museum , "whcro hsve you been boardingl" Miss Alice Rickel , of West Union , Iowa , who has been paralyzed for five years , Is now at Drs. Dlckereon & Stark's Surgical Institute a Kansas City , for medical treatment. The Sur geons are hopeful of restoring to Miss Rlckle the use of her limbs. "Time Is the great physician " That Is be cause he "moves with a leaden heal. " Only two women in the world's his tory have ever been honored by eques trian statutes , and , curious to relate , Queen Victoria is one of them. Fancy her Britannic Majesty on horseback . The saddle in which King Henry V , of England , rode at the battle of Agin- court , now hangs astride an iron rod near the ceiling of Edward the Con fessor's chapel in Westminster Abbey. Mr. William H. Vanderbilt during the last year has spent over $10,000 re lieving old Staten Island friends of his whose homes were about to be sold on foreclosure of their mortgages. An Illinois epitaph speaks of "the groves of lime. " If Time has groves Eternity will be a picnic. Rheumatism It Is an established fact that Hood's SarsaparHU bas proven an Invaluable remedy in many severe rases of rheumatism , effecting remarkable cures by Its powerful action In correcting the acidity of the Mood , which Is the cause of the disease , and purify ing and enriching the vital fluid. It Is certainly fair to assume that what Hood's Enr- laparllla has done for others It will do for you. There fore , If you suffer the pains and aches of rheumatism , give this remedy a trial. "For twenty years I have been afflicted with rheu matism. Before 1883 I found no relief , but crew irons till I was almost helpless. I tlion began takintr Hood's Sarsaparllla. and it aid me more good than all the other medicines I ever hod. " H. T. BALCOM , Shirley , Mass. "I suffered from what the doctors called muscular hcumatlHm. I took Hood's Sarsaparllla and am en- Urely cured. " J. V. A. PEOUDFOOT , letter carrier , Chicago , HI. Hood's Sarsaparilla Sold by all druggist * . SI : six for $5. Made only by C.I. HOOD & CO , Apothecaries , Lowell , Mass. 100 Doses One Dollar -THE E5T TONIC. This medicine , combining Iron with pur * Vegetable tonics , quickly and completely Cores Dv pepln Indigestion , Weakness , Impure Blood , fllalariaChills and Ferer * , and Neuralxia. It is an unfailing remedy for Diseases of tha Kidneys and J.iver. It is invaluable for Diserr > s peculiar to Women , and all who lead sedentary lives. It does not injure the teeth , cause headache.or produce constipation other Iron mediants do. It enriches and purifies thebloodstimulates the appetite , aids the assimilation pf food , re lieves Heartburn and Belching , and strength ens the muscles and nerves. For Intermittent Fevers , Lassitude , Lack of Energy , &c. . It has no equal. Jt3 The genuine has above trade mart and crossed red lines on wrapper. Tote no other. Htd o.ljbr BROTTH CUX8ICAL CO. , B1LTI90OX. KD AS BITTERS CURES ALLD1SEASE50FTE LIVER KIDNEYS STOMACH AND BOWELS. ALL DRUGGISTS PR ICEJ DOLLAR. Dyspepsia , General Debility * Jaundice , Habitual Constipa tion , Liver Complaint , Sick Hoadaoho , Diseased Kidneys - ' noys , tc. , Etc. Itcentains only the Purest Drugs , among Which may bp enumerated ? 2I 17 182 B12Z AOT B228IS3 , JUKKAST BUCH7 , CZHHA , Zte. It cleanses the system th .roughly , and us a PURIFIER OP THE BLOOD la TTnoqnalod. It is not an Intoxicating beverage , nor can It be nsod as auch , by reason oflts Cathtrtlo Properties. ? RICKI.T ASH BITTERS CO , Sole Proprietors , ST. LOUIS AND KAH3AS CITY.