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Open my eyes, O Lord of kght, like him of old who cried to Thee; " Lord, that I may receive my sight !" From darker depths of agony I ask myself to see. Show me the ein that makes me blind, The clouds of wrong that hide my sun ! The pride that veils me from my kind, The sloth that leaves Thy work undone, The race I-have not run. Wrapped In the mists of self and sin, Groping along a devious way. Am 1 too late Thy wage to win ? To leave the dark and find the day ? Oh, drive my night away ! Tet were such wastes before me spread, How could my new born vision bear The blasting sight of woe and dread, The desert's awful gloom and glare ; Nor curse my granted prayer? Lord ! that 1 may receive my sight, Not all my grievous sin to see, To pierce the terror of the night, And Into outer darkness flee, But to look up to Thee ! Unveil Thy cross, Thy tender face, The lii 6 whose anguish cried Forgive ! The glory of redeeming grace, . The love that life and light can give. Lord ! bid me look and live. Rose Tebky Cooke. Little Brother. BI J. T. TBCWBHIDGB He 'was not bo very little either. He was fourteen years old and as tall as most boys of his age. Bat he was a shy and sensitive child, with features almost as delicate as those of a girl. And compared with his big brothers, he seemed fitted well enough by the nickname they had given him. They were great, rongh felloes, the youngest of whom, though only seven teen, appeared a full-grown man. That was Luff a word into which Lis real name, Eliphaz, had been appropriately boiled down. Somehow Luff Keeler exactly described the fat, stout, chubby-cheeked, jovial, rude, reckless sort of boy he was. Then there were Walt, age3 nineteen, and Bass, twenty-one ; tall, bony, mus cular young men, loud-voiced, full of coarse fun and brag. How Milton (that was the name of Little Brother) could have been one of the same family, and yet so wholly unlike these three, was a subject of wondering remark to every body who knew them. The nickname had not been bestowed upon trim out of tenderness, I am sorry to say, but rather out of contempt. They conld not understand how any body should be so fond of books and pictures, fireside quiet and his mother's society. The truth was, Milton loved fnn as well as they, but a very different sort of fun ; and it was his dread of their rude ways which drove him to the chimney-corner and the shelter of his mother's affection. She was a gentle, quiet woman, to be the mother of three such boisterous yourg men ; and the youngest bey was naturally her pet. Many a time she had to take his part against the tyranny he suffered from them, especially from Luff. Not that Luff was viciontly cruel to Little Brother ; being so unlike him, he never knew how cruel some of his tricks really were. If he thought of anything Milton especially abhorred, like the sight of a reptile, or the blood-curdling shriek of a sharpening saw, he took a strange de light in infiicting it upon hiua. "He's got to get used to such things," he would say, when his mother reproved him ; "what's the use of his being a . baby all his life ?' "But what's the use of your torment ing the life out fo him when you know he can't endure such things ?" she many times had occasion to reply, with eyes that ooull flash when she was aroused. Gentle as she was, she had much re served dignity and determination of character, which commanded the re spect even of the lawlefs Lnff. He would turn laughingly away at such times, with a earelet-s, 'Oh, al ! I won't bother Little Brother any more !" and perhaps play another trick upon him within an hour. Mr. Keeler, a kind-hearted but not a very refined man, also took the part of . the youngest when the others were too rongh with him ; more to satihfy his wife, however, than because he thought Milton ought to mind their j okes. "Now, boys," he said one day, as he wa3 about leaving home, "don't you go to plaguing Milton while I'm away ; do leave him in peace for once, if only to please your mother." They were digging a well in the cattle yard ; they J;ad reached a ledge which they had to blast, and Mr. Keeler was driving to town to get Rome drills sharpened. "Sow, Milton," he said to Little Brother, who held the gate open for Lim to drive through, "help your broth ers and don't mind their nonsense." "What you call nonsense is some times aftfrd to mel" replied the boy torn the ground. "Why can't they let me alone ?" "TLey would, if you wouldn't pay any a'.tentiou to their jokes," said his father. "I can't help paying attention!" Mil ton exclaimed. "What does Luff catch me for and hold me up to the brink of the well and make believe he is going to tumble me in ? "But you know he won't," sid his father. "Of course I know he won't. Bat I don't like to be held at the brink of the well and made to look down with him poshing me ! It gives me a horrible feelii-g !' And tears started to the boy's eyes. " Well, well ! I don't think he wiD do it any more ; any way, try not to mind it if he does." With which mild ly consoling words Mr. Keeler drove off to town. It was some time before Milton went to the yard where the work was going on. That gave Luff a chance to forget his father's parting charge to him and to prepare another trick for Little Brother. "Milt 1 Milt 1" h called. " They're waiting for youT As Milt knew that he was expected to help Luff draw Walt and Rnss np out of the well, he roluctlantly lbft the kitchen-corner and his book and went out in answer to the calL Luff stood amid the rubbish at the edge of the well leanin g on the wind lass and looking down. Milton, as he drew nigh, conld hear the steady cliok click of the sledge and drill below. He walked carefully aronnd to the opposite side of the well from Luff, and looking in, saw Buss and Walt still at ' work, with no appearance of stopping. " You told me they were waiting," he said. " They are not half ready yet." " Yes, they are," replied Lnff, with a sober look on his red, chnbby face. " They are going to tamp now, and they want the fuse. Bun and fetch it." " Where is it ?" Milton asked. Why, under that board there; don't you know ? Hurry !" Little Brother did not ask why Luff could not have got the f ase, instead of calling him from the house before even the tamping was begun; nor did he sus pect a trick. He ran to the board, lifted it with one hand, hastily put down the other on something coiled np there, and started back with a shriek of horror. Luff roared with laughter, leaning on the windlass, which fairly shook with his weight. "Why don't you bring the fuse, Milt?" he cried, choking with mirth. " What's the matter with the fuse ?" " It's a snake ! You knew it was a snake 1" gasped poor Little Brother, still shuddering from the shock. " The fnse ain't a snake I" said Luff. " The fuse is there, too. I didn't mean for you to get the snake." "But you knew I would see it, and it's a mean, disgusting trick 1" Milton protested, indignantly. "Of course I knew yon would see it, said Luff. "But it won't hurt you. It's dead." "I know it won't hurt me. It wouldn't hurt me, if it wasn't dead," cried Little Brother, Lis eyes flashing as his mother's conld sometimes flash. "But I dread the sight of a snake, dead or alive; you know it, and that's what you sent me to the board for." "I sent jou there to cure you of be ing such a coward," said Luff,.. still laughing, but not so heartily as at first. "No, you didn't!" Milton declared. "You wanted to have some low, silly, hateful sport; that's what you did it for. You didn't think anything about'euring me of Leing a coward. You know, though I don't like some thixgs you do, and which I'm glad I don't like fun with dead snakes, for instance you know Im no more" a coward than you are." The boy's color had come back into his cheeks, his vcioe rang out with spirit, and his blue eyes sparkled as he told this truth. "You're careful to keep out of my reach when ycu say that," said Luff. "That shows you're a coward." "It shows that I don't like you and your ways; that's what it shows I" re plied the boy. "If I don't like a cer tain thing I can't help it; whether it's a dead snake, or a big brother." "Oh !" Lnff sneered, trying not to show that he was cut by this sharp retort. "I could go and take hold of that snake if it was necessary; I shouldn't like to, but I conld do it. I could hug you, too, if it would do either of us any good. But I don't see that it will, and so I'd rather havo nothing to do with either of you." Milton did, however, walk resolutely up to the board, take the innocent little reptile on a stick, and fling it away out of the yard. Luff did not often see him show so much f-pirit, yet he should have learned before this that the delicate and senei tive boy could do the most disagreeable things, with unflinching resolution, if, as he said, it was "necessary." Luff actually resented what he had provoked him to say, and began to think of some other trick to play off upon Little Brother. As he could not at once invent a new one, however, he resolved to try an old one over again. Milton did not like to be held over the brink of the welL He had aluo a great dread of the sound of the blast, and would always, when it was fired, hold his ears and run from it as far as pos sible. "I'll catch him and hold him, after the fuse is lighted," thought Luff. "That will give him a good scare." He said nothing, however, until the blast had been charged and tamped, and Buss and Walt were ready to come np out of the well. "Give me a turn here now, Milt," said Luff, soberly. "No more fooling I" "It will do for you to say no more fooling!" Milton replied, slowly ap proaching the windlass. "It's you that do it all." "Well, fun is fnn, and work is work," said Luff. "Now it's work's turn. Catch hold here !" Little brother laid hold of the spokes on one side cf the windlass and lifted. Luff pulled down on the other 6ide. The strong rope pulled np on the roller, bringing the great bucket np from the bottom of the well, with Walt in it. Walt stepped out, blinking at the strong daylight, and the bucket was let down again for Bass. When it rested on the bottom, both Lnff and Milt, from opposite sides of the windlass, looked down to see Bass light the fuse. This was designed to burn long enough for him to get out of the well and at a safe distance from it before the blast should explode. Luff seemed never to have been think ing less of a trick than at that moment when he was diligently considering how he should enptnre Little Brother, and how near he uliorM venture lo hold him when the explosion came. The well was about twenty-five feet deep, a gloomy pit ; but under the shade of their hat-brims they could see two lit tle gleams of light at the bottom. One came from a pool of water in a hollow of the ledge, reflecting the summer sky. The other was the blaze of a match Bass had just struck. Having touched the end of the f ase and seen it catch and sparkle, Buss stepped quickly into the bucket, laid hold of the rope, and, calling out, "Haul away 1" was drawn up by Luff and Milt as WalUhad been before. Walt, meanwhile, had carried away from the well the powder which came np in the bucket with him ; and, having lighted his pipe, he was now walking leisurely back to the windlass. " Take my place uere, won t you, Walt?" Milton said, when the bucket was about half-way up. It is uncertain whether he suspected Luff's intentions toward him, or whether he simply wished to get as far away as possible from the sonnd of the blast. Luff made no objections, and Walt, pipe in mouth, laid hold of the spokes of the windlass. Probably Milt did not think that even the recklees Luff could neglect his im portant trust for a little cruel sport at a time like that. He drew aside from the windlass, as Walt took his place, passing almost within Luffs reach. " Hold on, Walt 1" cried Luff, the moment he saw the spokes in his broth er's powerful grasp. And letting go his own hold with one hand, he made a swoop with it at nnsuspecitng Little Brother, and canght by the arm. " Oh, quit your focling now !" said Walt, with the pipe in his lips ; while Little Brother struggled to get away. Walt was well able alone to draw the backet up ; but Luff was still trying to help Lim, while holding on to Milton with one hand. "Don't kick I don't squeal !" he said, laughingly. " No nse ! You've got to stay here till that blast goes off, if it' blows us both into the middle of next week !" Terrified at this threat, Milton gave so violent a jark that he nearly got free. To save and balanoe himself, Luff put back one foot, whioh struck a loose stone and sent it tumbling over the m ound of rubbish into the well. The rattling sound was followed by a strange scuffling movement below, then a heavy plunging thud, and the bucket was empty. The stone had struck Bass on the head, and he had fallen to the bottom. This frightful accident brought Luff to his senses. He let Milton go, and, at an exclamation of wrath and fright from Walt, hastened to look down into the well. The glimmering pool was no longer visible; but in its place lay a dark heap, perfectly motionless, at the bottom of the pit. That was Buss, half-concealed by the bucket hanging over him. Beside him a little spark was to be seen. That was the f ase, the fire in which was steadily eating its way to the powder of the blast. "He groans I he is alive 1" said Luff. "But he'll blown to thunder 'in a minute 1" said Walt. And, still holding the windlass to keep the backet from falling, his pipe broken at his feet, he looked about for help, exclaiming des perately, "What in the world can we do ?" Little Brother, after escaping from Luff's grasp, had not run far, when this frightful catastrophe brought him back to the well. Forgetting, or overcoming, for the moment his terror of the blast, he too looked down at the motionless but groaning heap at the bottom, and the relentless, eating spark in the fuse, "Go down and put the fire out !" he cried, in answer to Walt's question "Quick 1" "And get blown to pieces along with him !" said Walt. "Will you risk it, Luff. You tumbled the stone." "There ain't time," said Luff. "It wo on!y had some water to throw down !" "The blast is going !" Walt exclaimed, in the terror and confusion of the mo ment. "We can't do any thing 1" And he began hurriedly to draw up the bucket. "No ! no !" said Milt, excitedly. "Let it down ! let it down !" He made a spring at the rope, caught it, and clasping it with hands and knees, slid down to the bucket. Then he called out wildly, "Let down ! let down !" his delicate, pale, excited face turned up at his brothers in the softened light which shone into the well. The firm daring with which he went down to what seemed certain death fas cinated his brothers above. Instead of retreating to avoid the blast, as they were on the point of doing, they let him rapidly down. He was out of the bucket before it touched the bottom. He snatched at the fuse, but it had already burned into the tamping, and he conld not get hold to pull it out. There was only one other thing to be done. He drew his groaning brother out of the pool, and fonnd still water enough where he had lain, so that a little could be scooped np with his hands. This he used; and there, over the blast which might at any time explode, with rock-tearing and earth-shaking force, he dashed dripping handful after hand ful upon the tamping, down under which the fuse had disappeared, and extin guished the last spark of fire. Then he fell fainting beside his brother at the bot tom of the well. When he came to himself he was lying on the ground in the open air. Buss, hatless, with blood trickling down his cheek, and locks of matted hair struggling over his eyes, was sitting np beside him. His father was there, on one knee, and bis mother came running from the house, witfc a tottle in her hand. Walt and Lnff stood looking on, both very anxious and very much abashed. " Is Buss all right ?" was Little Brother's first question. " He is all right, or will be soon," said his father. " And so are you, I hope." "I'm better," said the boy, also sit ting up. "I'm so glad I didn't turn faint till I had put the fuse out !" "How could you do such a thing ? my precious, noble boy !" sobbed his mother. "I saw that somebody most do it, or Buss would be killed, and I thought I had time, if I did it at once," Milton eaid, with a feeble smile ; adding mod estly, " Walt and Luff helped." "Mighty little we helped !" Walt ex claimed, with 'au outburst of honest feeling. "Rasa might have been blown to flinders, for anything we wonldhave dared to do. There's more true courage in Little Brother than there is iu both our great lubberly hulks !" He was not the only one who at that moment felt that to see a great danger, acd greatly to dread it, and yei to have the heart and resolution to brave it for another's sake, is the very highest cour age. "How did it all happen? how did it begin ?" Ross inquired, hardly yet re covered from his stupor. " I began it, I'm ashamed to say," Luff confessed, following Walt's exam ple, and speaking from the deepest feel ing of which he was capable. "I was fooling with Little Br other, when I knocked a stone down on your head." " Fooling with him again, Luff ?"' said his father reproachfully. "Yes, sir," Luff replied, with frank-self-condemnation. "I was going to hold him while the blast went off, because he always showed that he dreaded it so, and I thought he was such a coward ?'' "A coward, my son 1" exclaimed their mother, clasping Milton to her heart " I've been a mean, cowardly ruffian myself, and that's a fact 1" Eaid Luff. " As Walt says, Little Brother has more courage than both of us. I hope you'll all remind me of it, if I ever lay rough hands on him again." " Oh, but I'm sure you never will !" said Little Brother, hopefully and for givingly. And Luff never did. youth's Com panion. About Checkers. S. William Okochee, Presid ent of the "Ella Checker Club," of Ella, W. V., forwarded a communication asking if the Lime Kiln Club would affiliate, and inquiring of Brother Gardner if he thought checker playing led to evil. " Dis club will be glad to 'filiate," responded the President, "but aa to checkers, I am not prepared to say. I know of a case whar' . a man played checkers all de afternoon an' den killed a tiu peddler in de ebenin'. I know of anoder case whar a man who had played f o' games of checkers went home an' cut his wife's froat. I can recall yit anoder case whar' a checker player riz up from de game an' went out an' pizened a well. On de oder han', some of onr greatest an' bes' men devote hours to de game widout makin' threats ordrain' a weepun. Checkers doan' fnrnish the excitement dat a hoes race does, au' you can't lose money as fast as you kin on poker, but I kin say of it dat whar' one player sots on a soap-box an' de oder on a bag o' co'n, an' de grocer isn't rnshed wid trade, an' it am a rainy day, an' boat players belong to de same church, it am a good way to kill time." Detroit Free Press. THE DIFFERENCE IX GIRLS. The Smart Girl and the One who was Not so Smart. From the Milwaukee Sun. ' When the world is so full of young people who are too smart, and who are continually asserting themselves, and showing that they want to have some thing to say, it is pleasant to occasion ally meet a real modest young person, who had rather suffer inconvenience and torture, even, than b make any fuss. This was noticed more particularly dur ing the last rainy day, when the heavens seemed to be weeping over the loss of the Bun, which had not been sew at its accustomed haunts for over a month. An old man got into a street car with his umbrella as wet as it is possible for an umbrella to be. The seats were all full, and he closed his umbrella and put the point down on the floor as he supposed, but in fact he put it right into the low shoe of one of these sweet, modest girls, right on to her stocking, and the dirty water more than poured down into the shoe. At first she looked as thongh she would move her foot, and call his attention to what he was doing, but she seemed to relent, aud with a resigned expression, aa though she hoped he was not going to ride many blocks, or perhaps some body would get out and give him a seat, she looked out of the window. Once she moved her head as thongh she would look down at her shoe to see how near full of water it was, but again she Ihought better of it, and looked across the car at a man with a wart on his nose. A.fter a few minutes she began to shiver, which was conclusive evi dence to somo that the water was com ing up around her instep, and gradual ly overflowing the banks. She looked aa though she feared that if she spoke to the man about it, he would tbinkher very forward, and that she was guilty of an impropriety in speaking to a stranger without an introduction. Finally she became nervous, and when a girl begins to get nervous something has got to be done. She blushed and touched him on the hand that held the ambrella handle with her little flatter ing finger and said : "May I ask yon, sir, without seeming to be impolite, to do me a favor ?" " Why, certainly, mis3," said the old man, as he looked down at her. "What is it?" " Will you please take your umbrella out of my shoe, for a moment, and let me take the shoe off and empty it." " For heaven's sake miss, was my umbrella in your shoe ? I beg pardon, and he took li oat. "It's of no consequence at all," said the little lady, as she turned np her shoe on the side and let the black cam- brio water out. " There, yon can put it right back, or if you would prefer a dry shoe for your umbrella ycu can put it in this other one." Bat the old man blushed" and moved off to the other end of the car, and stepped on another girl's foot. The other girl was not that kind of a retir ing child of nature, and she looked np at the old blunderbuss with fire in her eye aad every red hair on her head meaning business, and said : "Can't you keep off people's feet? Yon better ride in a sprinkling cart where you can go anywhere. Why don't yon look where you are walking? I don't see whRt the city bought a stone- crusher for, when you could walk on a stone quarry and furnish cobblestones for pavement." The old maq pulled the bell rope, and putting his umbrella under his arm he walked the whole length of the car, knocking off several hats with the um brella, but he didn't mash any feet, for all the passengers put their 'feet under the seats. It beats all what a difference there is in girls. Understanding Men's Natures. About mid-afternoon yesterday a citi en who pulls down the scales at 196 pounds descended the first flight of tairs beyond the Post Office in just the same manner that a bag of oats would have chosen, and when he brought up at the foot he was in no frame of mind to chip in anything for the heathen in Africa. The first citizen who arrived on the spot knew what his duty required of him on such au occasion, and he smilingly remarked : " I don't believe you can improve on the old way 1" The second citizen passing was in a hurry, but ho kuew that ho mnst halt and inquire : "Like that any better than coming down the way the rest of us do 1" The third citizen had business at the Post Office, but he turned asid,-ckarel his throat, and remarked : " Evidently fell down stairs ! Curious how it seta the blood to circulating ! Some of yon had better see if his nose is broken good-bye.!" There was a fourth spectator, and he slowly entered Mao doorway, bent over the victim, and remarked : " I'd havo given a dollar to see him come down ! He's one of the sort who bump every stair !" The fifth man was about to add his mite when the victim rose up. His elbows were skinned, his nose barked, nis coat torn, ana ms back sand-papered the whole length, but he was a man who had traveled. He knew that everybody in the crowd was hoping to see aim jump Up and down and shake his fists, and paw the air, and to hear him de clare that he would liok all the men who could be packed in a ten-acre lot, and therefore he brought a sweet smile to his face, lifted his hat like a perfect gen tleman, and limped up staiis with the bland remark : "Stubbed my toe as I came in the door, yon know, and came near falling in a heap. Detroit Free Press. A Philadelphia Lawjer. Lucas Hirst, tho Philadelphia lawyer, who died Saturday morning, has left nearly the whole of his fortune, valued at $180,000, for the establishment of a free law library for poor lawyers in Philadelphia. Mr. Hirst began his ca reer forty years ago, a penniless erraud boy in Attorney-General Brewster's oflice, and worked his way to promi nence and wealth by tho closest appli cation and penurious economy. Never in his life did his food and lodging cost him more than $10 per week, and the average was probably much less ; and he was always shabbily drepsed. Some years ago he asked the use oi a volume at the Lw Institution for a tew mo ments, and was told it could only be granted on his payment of $40, a year's subscription to the Institution. He flung himself out in a passion, and at once resolved to leava the bulk of his wealth for tho foundation of a free law libraiy. Banjo playing is becoming a fashion able accomplishment in Connecticut, and-some of the prettiest jonng ladies aud matrons of Hartford display much proficiency in porformiug on the de spised iustrnmeut heretofore monopo lized by the negro minstrel troups. It is iu special demand for summer even ings, out of doiirn, with vocal accompaniment. Canght bj a Fish. As long aa men "do business in the great waters" there will be tales to tell of that Briarens of the ocean, the crea ture with nine hundred and sixty fangs. The Portland Transcript prints an old fish-dealer's story of one of these ' 'thousand-fingered dragons, " the spread of whose arma were about twenty-five feet. The narrator wai with a party of divera who were searching for a wreck near Vancouver's Island. We discovered the old hulk in about four fathoms. In the crew were two half-breeds from Mexico, who could stay under water, it seemed to me, about ten minutes. They were pearl divera from the Panama coast, and when they went down they carried a heavy stone to sink them, and a rope to make fast to anything they could find. When the oldest diver slipped over we conld follow him on the bottom by the air bubbles. His mate held a small life-line that he signalled by. In about four minutes the signal came, and we hauled away. He came aboard with ft jarnp, and said that he had hooked on to & cask or box, and that as soon as he moved it a big c'oud of mud or sand arose, as if some big fish had moved, and, thinking of sharks, he had come np for Ids knife. He seemed somewhat exhausted, and the other man said he would go down. Taking a sharp kmfo in his mouth, he was lowered and was soon out of sight. After ho had been down about five minutes there came it pull on the life line thai r,ar,jsi0d the skipper over board. We pu'led and pulled, until it was evident om!thing was wrong, and we gave way hard ; t-nd by the way it came, we thought the whole wreck was afoul. In half a minute we had Pedro's head out of water, bat the eight of it almost made us drop hid back into the water. The poor fellow was almost covered with what seemed to be a mass of snakes that were twisted all over him. The arms an4 lega of the animal writhed about, some around his neck, others around his arms and body, while fastened to his breast was a big, bag like body with a pair of eyes like a cat's with the same green light you see in them in the dark. The skipper and the other diver knew that it was a devil-fish and sung out for knives. We couldn't get it on deck, be cause three or four of its arms were slung around the' bow cable. The diver lowered himself, and put ting his knife in under the animal, he slit it in two. The skipper in the mean time was at work in tho fore chains, and he cut off the arms. Then with a jerk we had the man on deck. He was half dead, and we had to cut the octopus from him piece by piece, anil even after it wan cut up the two jaws clung to hii chest and had to be cut out. It took half an hour to clear him, aa each sicker &nd there were hundreds brought blood when it was torn off. j We filled two barrels with the pieces that we took fmn him, and the whole animal mnst hava weighed two hundred and fifty pounds and probably more. We put it together afterward on the deck, and measured from the tip of one arm to the tip of tho opposite one, twenty-two feet. : The Hog Family Abroad. Howard in his New York letter says: Another memler of the hog family is the constant Bin&er. It mat ters noth ing to him if sick men, delicate women or little chifdrenTas upset by his smoke. "Shall I be inconvenienced by yon ?" He thinks it a hardship if he can't smoke on car platforms and ridiculous if he isn't allowed to smoke all over a boat. I made a trip from New York to Boston lastweefc In the forward end of the parlor car, in whioh, for the sake of comfort, I paid an extra dollar, was a little apartment filled with men. My 6eat was near the door. Tho men, the conductor, the ctr conductor, the news boys, the peanut, candy and book-venders and the passengers in general opened that door not less than 175 times in eight ; hours. I counted 80 times and didn't '. begin to count for a long time, and stopped hours before we reached Beantown. Each time the door opened a whiff cf smoke blew in my face, the face of an invalid girl in the next chair, in the face of a dear old lady, who was made very ill by it, and in the faces of the twenty-six passengers, each of whom had paid an extra dollar for "comfort." I came by the Fall River line. My seat in the parlor car was No. 18, and I had a sick headache. At least ten men smoked from Boston to Fall Eiver, and to cup the climax the parlor car conductor did the same thing. Mr. Vanderbili owns tho Fourth avenue horse-car line, aud charges six cents for the shortest ride, the slowest horses and the most crowded cars in the city. Conspicuously posted is a regular caution against smoking. Every day in the year I ride fonr times on those cars, and I don't remember a trip when Mr. Hog was not smoking either a bloated cigar or a stinking cigarette. I have seen women turn pale with deathly sick ness because some squirt on the front platform continued to smoke after he had been requested not to. If a man takes tho matter in hia own hands, nine tenths of the passengers look on him as a loafer. If ho asks the conductor to speak to the offender, an offensive con spicuosity is given him which is far from pleasant. ' , BoardingHousc Rooms-. How often, for instance, does any one looking for board chance to find a room that has a home look about it? Do not the apartments generally shown look as if some one had just died there, and everything had been dismantled incon sequence ? Not a bit of drapery to bed or windows, not a bracket or table cover, not a cushion or footstool. The four walls are there often with an ugly paper on them with the orthodox bed stead and bureau and chairs, possibly a hard lounge, but probably none at all. What possibilities of cheerfulness are there iu such a room, if the cconpants have no furniture of their own with which to brighten it ? " But we can't afford ornamental rooms," siiy the struggling landladies ; " it wouldn't pay. We can scarely make both ends meet as it is." This is just where they make a mis take, because it would pay ? It would pay to drape the windows with cheap but tasteful enrtains those of white muslin, Canton flannel, or low priced worsted stuffs being particularly ser viceable for winter to drape the mantel with the same, and to have a table cover that matches or harmonizes. A lounge improvised from a packing-box, with springs and a small hutk mattress over them, could be covered to suit tho draperies. A few touches of this kind would completely transform a baro, rgly roota into some thing homelike, and the small outlay acquired would certainly be returned tenfold. Harper's. The question as to who shall be speaker of tho house has to be settled after every marriage. I5f THE FORECASTLE. Truthful John, as Usual, Indulges His Passion for Story-Telling. One evening the discussion in the forecastle, says Kennebecker in the Boston Journal, would be on hawsers, slacking and cutting them, when our old man of the sea told of a party of his shipmates being on shore in Bath, got boozy and rolled into some one's yard and found a clothes line stretched across their way. The soberest one of the party gazed np, saw how the land lay, saw the house, the frightened girls at the window, and roared out, "House, ahoy 1" No answer. " House, ahoy : let go your hawser or I'll cut it !" An other time the subject was music, which turned on operatic and other airs. Sev eral yarns were told, which need not be related here. All of this put John "in mind of the time when he was on shore on liberty with part of a whale 'ship's crew 'round 'tother side of the land," in Mazatlan. They were running down before the wind and came to a house where there lived a philanthropic En glish lady and her family. " Dear me." said she to some member of the family, "here are some noble tars; no doubt they are weary; we will invite them in and give them somo refreshments." After much persuasion the " noble tars" were induced to go in, and after partaking of the lady's good cheer were invited to remain, while " the daugh ter" rang and played them several pieces from the opera. Then she asked them if they had any choice, auy favor ite piece, thinking that some of them might be called to think of home, of mother or sister, and wish to hear some long forgotten strain once sung by them. No one could think of anything, until erne tar hitched up his pants and roared out "Give us ' Highland, Aye, and Off She Goes ?' " Thia waa a poser; it was not in the sweet singer's collection. (Every sailor knows this as an old windlass song.) One evening, when the subject under consideration was etiquette, John illus trated the subject by the following y arn. But in the first place let me state, that at sea, of course, one man is always at the wheel (steering), consequently at at rreal time a portion must be saved for him. This is the solemn duty that every true sailor attends to. Now, John said that a sailor acquaintance of his was, once npon a time, the only one at a small dinner party on shore consid ered eligible to handJe the carving knife and fork. There was a chicken, and he waa called npon to carve it. Ho reluct antly consented. He cat off half, laid it on a plate, and told the girl to pnt that away " the man at the wheel," and took the other half himself. What was half a roast chicken to a hungry sailor, just on shore, and who had not tasted one for years ? I will give you just one more. The conversation fell on what sailors onght to have to eat. John was called upon to discourse on the subject. He said, by way of illustrating what people gen erally thought on shore, he would tell what once happened in one of the sea ports in the North of England. In a certain family the t.tock of butter on hand was considered bad, not fit to eat. The lady of the house told the servant girl it would do for sailors, and she had better take it down on the quay among the ships and try and dispose of it, for it was at a time when seamen had to purchase their own "small stores," as such articles were called. So down she went wjth the jar of buttor on bedhead cryiug out, "Dirty butter. for sailors! Dirty butter for sailors !" These en raged sea-dogs took it as a slur .and chased her home with a vengeance. The old lady reprimanded her by say ing she ought ' not to have mentioned its being dirty. The sentence has passed into the vernacular of seamen, and I often find myself saying, when I have been cheated, eoftly, " Dirty but ter for sailors." - A Woman's Ingenuity. A Dublin chambermaid is said to have got twelve commercial travelers into eleven bedroomp, and yet to have given each a eeperate bedroom. Here we have eleven seperate bedrooms: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 "Now," says she, "if two of you will go into No. 1 bedroom and wait a few minutes, 1 11 find a spare room for you as soon as I have shown the others to their rooms." Well, now, having thus bestowed two gentlemen in No. 1, Bhe put the third in No. 2, the fourth in No. 3, tho fifth in No. 4, the sixth in No. 5, the seventh in No. 6, the eighth iu No. 7, tho ninth in No. 8, the tenth in No. 9, the eleventh in No. 10. She then came back to No. 1, where yon will remember bhe left the twelfth gen tleman alone with the firtr, and said: "I have accommodated all the rest, and still have a room to spare, so if one of you will please step into No. 11 you will find it empty." Thus, the twelfth man got his bedroom. Of course, there is a hole in tho saucepan somewhere, but we leave the reader to determine exactly where the fallacy is, with just a warn ing to think twice, before declaring as to which, if any, of tho travelers was the "odd man out." a Virginia Boy On the Country. The following is vouched for by the Richmond (Va.) State as a genuine com position by an eight-year-old boy of that Stats: GOING TO THE COTJNTBY. I am going to the country. I like the country. There ia no school there. I like any place where there is no school. But there ia grasa in the country. Grass is more pleasant than bricks and not near so hot. Bricks are red and grass is green. I would rather lay on the grass under the trees than on a hard bench and sny spelling. There are more boys in town than in the country I wish all the boys were in tho country. I would rather play with boys than with ducks and geese, and cows and dogs. Boys can talk fthich dogs can't. I would rather play with thirgs that can talk. There are grapes in the country. I like grapon, better than Arithmetic even. If I had Mrs. O to give rce grapes in stead of sums I think I would like her better. So good-bye. E. L. P. (8 years old.) Still Here. First boy "Are yon going off to be a pirate this summer?" Second boy "I dun no." ' 'I knew yon wouldn't. You hain't got any grit." "I hain't, eh ? I've got just aa much as you have, but when a feller's mother is willing to buy him a goat and a pair of roller-skates and a fish-line, what's the need of his turning pirate ? You said you was going to light Iijjups, but you hain't gone." "I know 1 hain't. You don't expect me to go till I get big enough to sleep alone, do yon ?'' "Pooh !" "Pooh !" And they rub along the fence in op posite directimiH. The Highest Types. "You say you demand the noblest type of womanhood in your wife. If that ia the sort of woman you want, marry Nora Mulligan, your laundress' daughter. She wears cowhide shoes, is guiltless of corsets, never had a sick day in her life, takes in washing, goes out house-cleaning, and cooks for a family of seven children, her mother and three section men, who board with her. I don't think she would marry you, because Con. Began, the track walker, ia her style of a man. Let us just examine into your qualifications as a model husband after your own matri monial ideas, my boy. Can you shoul der a barrel of flour and carry it down to the cellar ? Can you saw and split ten cords of hickory wood in the fall so as to have ready fuel all winter ? Can you spade up half an acre of ground for a kitchen garden ? Do you know what will take the limey taste out of the new cistern, and can you patch the little leak in the kitchen roof ? Can you bring home a pane of glass and a wad of putty to repair the damages in the sitting-room window ? Can you hang some cheap paper on the kitchen ? Can you fix the front gate so that it will not sag? Canyon do anything about the house that Con. Began can ? My dear boy you see why Nora Mulligan will have none of you; she wants a higher type of true manhood. You expect to hire men to do all man's work about the house, but you want your wife to do everything that any woman can do. Believe me, my dear son, nine -tenths of the girls who play the piano and sing so charmingly, whom you in your lim ited knowledge set down as mere but terflies of fashion, are better fitted for wives than you are for a husband. If you want to marry a first-class cook and experienced housekeeper, do your courting in the intelligence oflice. But if you want a wife, marry the girl yon love, with dimpled hands and a face like the sunlight, and her love will teach her all these things, my boy, long before you have learned one-half of your own lesson." The Curse of Chloral. Under the head of "The Curse of Chloral," The Lancet observes: "A sad glimpse into the lifo of the late Dante Rossetti, over whose newly-closed grave the lovera of two arts are mourning, is afforded by the brief memoira of Theo dore Watts. The curse of chloral npon any life is disastrous enough, but its features are brought into terrible sali- ance when it falls npon the gifts o genius. No man ever lived who was so generous as he is sympathizing with other men's work, save only when the cruel fumes of chloral turned him against everything. The dependence on its influence which chloral, habitually taken, inevitably causes; the nervous prostration which it gradually induces the irritability which follows chloral sleep, and follows equally the sleepless nights of abstinence; the slow sapping of the nervous energy all these are too familiar, and over aud over again during the past ten years we have pointed oat their moral." An Oscar Wilde. "While the dinner wai at its height," writes a visitor at tho Carlisle Indian School, "a tall, finely formed man stalked iuto the roam with great di ntty and reserve. He wore light gray trousers, a biack coat and vest, a white shirt and collar, a blask nektie, and boots that would have done credit to a first-class shoemaker. His raven hair was parted carefully in the centre and hung down the sides of his face an ut most exact counterpart of the style af fected by Oscar Wilda, except in that where it touched his shoulders it was tied on each side with pieces of red tape, and the remaining part, about a foot in length, braided and tied in a little knot at the end. The face was strong, al most noble in its reserve, and the eyes half-hidden by writkled lids, were brill iantly black and showed more than usual intelligence." It was Standing Bear, the famous Sioux chief, who had come from Dakota to ascertain what educational progress his son was mak ing in the school. A Good Work. The New Haven Orphan Asylum has aided 165 children in the past year and now has 125 nndor its care. The expenses were $13,628 ; receipts. $14,149. The funds amount to $42,917; Tira art connoisseur and exhibitor, Prof. Cromwell, was cured of rheuma Hsrn by St. Jacobs Oil. Norfolk Vir ginian. A Pbesent. An Indianapolis preach er has been presented with a pair of leeve buttons by a well-known gambler, because he said in a sermon that com mon gambiers were no worse than spec ulators in stocks. There is bardly an adult person living but is sometimes troubled with kidney difficulty, which is the most prolific and dangerous cause of all disea-ie. There is no tort of need to bave auy forui of kidney or urinary trouble if Hop Sitters are taken occasionally. In all ecieuces the errors precede the truths, and it is better they should go first than last. Horace Walpole. The huge, drastic, griping, sickening pt1" are fast b lug superseded by ijr Pieroe"s "Pur gative Pullets." Sold by druggists. MARKET NOTES. NEW YORK MAKKET. The Wholesale New York market quotations show : Beans -Trime.. $3 50rtjt3.i;5; fair to good, $3.25(d$3A0 per bushel. Butter -New York sold at 5827c. for choice iu pail?, and 22(S'24e. common to good. Western sold at 24(S26c., and the common Western at 1719c. Cheesb -Factory fancy, 10q.U14c; do. fuir to good, 8i)c. Eoos Quotations ranged from 21JjC for oi iliutiry. to 2!o. for New York, New Jersey and reimsvlvania. Flour -tupertine, f3.85(S)4 90 ; Western. ?1 75(S'f 5.70 ; extra New York, 4.75S5 50. Hay -Shipping, 0a05e.; clover, 4065o.; suit, t!5c.: rtraw. 3j(S40e. Hors-New York, 81(5K12e.; Eastern, 20 'iu.:; yearlings, !424o.; olds, 714 I'ktuoi.k.i m - Helmed, 7.t'o.; crude. fiji 7e. in bulk; in barrels, Va'".: naphtha. Cc in shipping order, and 1 1 ,' -., fa : 2;'j V. in eases. I'ouk New uu, iil.O iigJ Jl.12'; dressed h gs, liic.(S'l(.4o. Wheat - SprUur Ni. 3, $1.2i!Sl 41 : Mil waukee, No. 2. l.:i; amber, il.32(a"y!.4() ; tt bile, -1 .;!21 ,H7. ltVK -St iteT 875'3j. Wool. Ol io, Pennsylvania and Virginia. x. 454 ..; xx, 42845a; x, 42(S No! 1. 45fnil7e.; No. 2. 38tot )c. ; common, HWHSc; New York and Western xx aud x, 8,.ai5,,c.: No. 1, 415E15. I'll HAD ELPHIA M A 11KET. Flour -State family. $:s.0l(ff'f fi.25 rve flour. (Zt'S.fO ; wheat, Slate, ' .4:?fg $1.45: aiub:. f 1.43 ; corn, yellow. b7c; mixed State, (Tv. rKTiMi.EUM -U' tined, 7c; crude. (i.V1'- Wi oi, Sluti' aud Western xx, 40(5-5 o.; x, 47alHe.; in 'fliiiin, 50(&51c.: oarae, 4ac. P.O.-STON MARKET. Flour -F inn t.2rra$4.75 for low and medium, to if i.( 0k'S S.l):) forchoico Miunosot i. Corn. HHi'S)!le. for mixed and yellow. liuiTnu Common, 2()(S122c. Vermont diurv, 23Si2le.: choice creamery, 24(2Gu. OiiKKst U(S12e. Hi:ss-.3.-;5fat.80. Ha V - Choice. 20ap23. CATTLK MARKETS. Uukfalo flattie, good quality, teo f7.85: hugs, fair to good, 7. 90(68.30; best, f H li,). East I.iiikrty. Pens. Ifest cattle, $8.0(1 .S 50; nv ilium to good, $ 7.00(S $7.50 ; common io fair, 'r5.0ii(a!4'l).50; llou's, Voi Iters, 7.70(S 7. DO: Philadelphia's H.2'5(i.e0. Slieep, H.75(.V25. Watkktown, Jl ass. -('ill tie. choice, til. 25 ft'll.5i; extra. $10 00(a)? 1 0.75 . first quulitv, S'.WWi i!).,r0 ; sec Mid q tulity. grt.00'$8.M) ; third quality, y5.50rn ?5. ;5. Slieep and lambs wool sheep, 2.5tK5.60 : extra, 8 tl0 JR. 50; spring lambs. 10(alle. Voul calves, V ii0;'iO. 25 Ten Houbs. A ten-hour law has of late been enforced in the mills of Mas sachusetts by State inspectors. One of the ways in which an evasion of the statute has usually been attempted was by starting before the regular hours, and alteging ii was necessary, in order to get the machinery in running order at the time when work was supposed to begin. Thus as much as (wo or three hours was sometimes added, per week in the legal sixty. The inspectors have now decided to allow only five minutes for starting up. and to prosecute those mill owners who are longer about it. A Balk? Hobsb. A clergyman once cured a balky horse. He took a book and a lunch basket with him, and when the horse, as ntual, made a dead stop, he began reading. When tho animal, tired of standing, started on the owner compelled him to wait his pleasure for a good share of the day. Thia cured the balking. The Magyab. The Magyar popula tion of Hungary, according to the latest census, is 6,165,088. This gives an in crease in ten years of only 8,867. It includes, moreover, over half the 500, 000 Jewish population of the country, which is well known to increase numer ically with rapiditv. Nor has the loss of emigration been as large proportion ately aa in Germany, which nevertheless show s a large increase in population. It is evident that the Magyar race ia losing gronnd. - ' Says theB.o.klyu Eagle: Mr. K O. Mjore, ot .vlesirs. Veruani & Cj., 34 NfiW ftt.rt XrtTB Y.rlr van ftimnst in stantly relieved by St.- Jacobs Oil of 3cveio ium loiiuwiiig au mta'.'it oi pleu risy. The remedy aoted like magic Ireland. It is remarkable that O' Com ell's family do not tako the slightest part in Irish agitation fo-day, and the sons of Mr. Smith. O'Brien hold as severely aloof from it. Homozopathio Medicines, as" a rule are not amenable to the chemical tests and analyses used in testing drugs gen erally. Their reliability therefore de pends solely on the character ana repu tatiou as ta probity of those preparing and putting them up. It is therefore of paramount importance that the public satLstv thomseives that the iiomoeo pathic medicines they buy are obtained from a house of recognized standing and jclinbilifv. Boeiicko & Tafel's Homooapathic'Pharmacy is established since 1835. Send for their tlescriptive price current of family and of veteri nary mtxlieine cases and books to 145 Grand Strtft. New York. Thoughtful Considebatios. Isabel Irene: " Please shut your eyes for a moment. Mamma." Mamma: "Why t Isabel Irene: "You said von never wanted to see me take sugar, and I am going to take a piece now. 'Mew must woiK and women weep, bo riius ih world awav !" But they need not weep so much if they use Dr. Pk tee's Favorite Prescriptions," which cn.es all the panful maladies peculiar to womeu. Sold by druggists. Without woman the two extremities of life would be without help, and the middle of it without pleasure-. The Cuuii.ieror. Irvikoto, N. Y., May 2, ISM. H. II. vv.nEBi Co : fir -1 have used vo:ir Site KiJuiy and Liver Cur a, aud I take pleasure in ivoromendmi; it as aonqueror ol ll dUeniiis of lite k-ilue;. , livor and urinarj 'tJ'U'1- tut Stqckmis. It is one thing to gae your road, another to cut it. Fon uyhpkpsia, in'dioestion, depression ot spirits and general debility, iu their various forms ; also as a preventive aguiut fever and ague and othir intermittent fevcr, the liFer-ro-Pho-hruU'd Elixir of Calisaya," mad.-by Caswell, HiZird & Co., New York, and eold by all Drnggi-t, is the best tonic, and for pa tient recovering from fever or other biubness, it has no equal. . In the election of a wifo as in a project of war to err but once is to be undone forever. , A Foi'-e nom the frcBs. I talcfe this opportunity lo bear testimony to the i ilicacy of your '"Hop Bitters.'' Expecting to tiud them nau.-eous and bitU r and com pose t of bad whisky, we were agreeably surprised at th ir mild ta-te, Jrwt like a cup of tea. A Mrs. Cretsweli and a Mr. Connor, fricudf, have likfwise tiled, aud pronounce them the best med cine thuy have ever taken for buildiug up sirangtti aud toning up the system. I was troub.cd with co.-tivui e.-is, headache and want of appetite. My ailments are now all i;oue. I have a yearly eratract with a doctor to look after the health cf myself and family, but J ueedhini not now. 8. Oilliland, July 35. 1878. People't Admrale, Pittab'g, Pa. Fortitude is the guard and support of the oilier virtues. "ultleii Medical lllscuvery " has been n-ej wdtitigiitil success in con-uni: tiou of trie lungs, c josmnptive iiigtii-HWeat spitting of blood, shortness of breath, weak lungs, coughs, bionc itis, and kindred amo tions of throat and chest. Sold by drogtir,!a Honors come by diligence; riches spring from econoaay. " Buchnpalba." Quick, complete cure for kidney affections, irnt'ition, frequent or difficult urination. $1 at niggisis. I'repaia Dy express, ffi.zo, o ior 15. E. S. Wklia Jersey City. X.J. t'ocLo I but see Carboliue made, And view tha process o or, Nba'd head pate wou'd nuke afrai'.', Nor griy hairs friglit m 3 more. Ah imw unproved and perfocted, N oil vi ere so suim, A'l skin disene, of limb or hfcad, it never luiM to cure. Nervoot Debility, Weakness, Ete. rtome cure by eimple herbs. Satfrew m iv learn lust Imw in cure t ieuisel.es at u mie. b simple hikI tin mY8 lie lw, free b mail. Aitdr.-s litKEll 1 1 K .- " -.uw. HOW TO SECURE HEALTH. It Is strange any one will tuffer from derangementi brouchlon by Impure blood, when SCOVILL'S SARSA PAHII.I.A AXDSTILLINOIA.or BLOOD AND I.IVKB SVKl:P will restore health to the physical organization. It Is a strengthening syrup, pleasant to take, and the BEST BLOOD Pl ltlKIKR ever discovered, coring Scrofula, Syphilitic disorders, Weakness of the Kidneys. Erysipelas, Malaria, Nervous disorders, Debility, Bilious complaints and Diseases ot the Blood, Liver, Kidneys, Stomach, Skin, etc ONmnn'ft Prrpiired Coil 1,1 ver Oil nnd Lime. the bent uie lic.nu for tue Luu?4. Sold by all Drug gists, llou I. U 7ih ava Now yorlt. If affllcte i wiih sore eyes, use Dr. Isaac Thompson's EVE W ATEK. Driij-Trtsts cell it; 85c. a l oUe. For Si'Fcial Icti- lor advertising la this paper, I ply to the ub'i-her f the paper. rS.J J ilt- leu Die uU eutft ciuted, a u f eriug ir. tu dysi eiii and inrtitreatioii in anv fnnu,aieadi.'ert,foi the rake of tlieir own bedily ani mental com fort, to try Hoi tetter's Stomach Bit te e Larliea of the ruoflt delicate coumU tu Ion testify to ita baroness and its re torntive properties, I'hyHicians e v r y wlv rp. dipp-nsipd with th adulterated Mqnnn of comu-ec, Fiepcribe it as iho sa est and most reliable of all stomachics. For sale by lrurtrita aud Dealers treuer- $200.00 REWARD I Will be paid for the detection and con viction of any person selling or dealing in any bogus, counterfeit or imitation Hop Bitter, especially Bitters, or preparations with the word Hop or Hops in their name, or oonnected there with, that is intended to mislead and cheat the public, or for any preparation put in any form pretending to be the same as Hop Bittkks. The genuine have cluster of Greek Hops (notice this) printed on the white label, and ara the purest aud best medicine on earth, especially for Kidoey, Liver and Ner vous Dite-833. Beware of all others, aud of all pretended formulas or recipes of Hop Bitters published in papers, or f ir sale, a tiiey are frauds and swin dles. Whoever deals in any but the genuine will be prosecntcd. 11 or Bittbrs Mfo. Co., R-ichebter, N. 1. 1 I AC H Ireland Tho CAUSES and AIMS of IRISH' AGITATION. Hy M. F. tiptxir.vN. with an introliictfon hy J'homaa iWr O'Connor, M. P. Able, Comprebf cfIvo, Dispassionate, Ke lt able. H Rives the history of Seven Centuries of English nuiv hii-i Mia-ruic. i vena way me ropie poor; inC mussel nntanjrh t the rrnts hiQ, and whv famines occur. Huh wshow the land was eoiifisettrrl ; tha waiafirtflriwilMtroTt'fl ; th.. population expatriated; the relision antsvnmted. H drscrihos the rle and fu-in r oflh Land 1.-n-ur ; thv p."sti; of tlif Coercion Bill, and the Land Act ; the arrext of Farnpll, Paviit, LHilon,, Ilretin&u and otliei lead rn, wiih hkrMtrjof tliftr lirts. Contains si ful!-p.ie IlluatraMon".. A nw r-pr-f Ireland in (Ittra. 'flic nojt popular bnot of the dr-r. Irtcf IB.?'? Ter wifj. AGEIlTLj 7A.KTI!D IIYEP-YWIKEE, fcOc. for fuliomt;v, and hpRiu work atono, for flli.wtlctta.-s. What a Three-Cent Stamp Will Do. It will do more thnn any other piece of paper of its size and value in the world. It at; oru fiHshes what would, a few years ago, have been deemed impossible. That tulistnanic placard on the corner of an cnveloe or Tiin'kiiL'e command the use of capacious and beautiful btiihlinpj w herein to receive your letters, orders trains of cars to carry them, and Marts an army of men to , deliver them. It brings information from every section of the country and tidinps of pleasure as w U. But the crowning consideration is the fact that a three-cent htunip sent to A. Yoojn.KK &t'o., K-ilibiuire, .!'(., with tha applicant's name and address, will procure a copy iilfi Jacous Calen dar.repleto with interesting readingiiiiuter.and, better than all, containing FX-cilie Instructions for tho treatment and cure ot lhcumntism, neu ralgia and all painful diseases hy the use of tT. JacobsOil. Conueruinsrthe efficacy pf thiswon derful substance, the following muht impress tho reader: Hon. Thomas L. Jiimcs, lwniaster Generalof thel'nited States, when rostnmsterof the Cityof New York, concurred in the j follov i lmr :..,, .iui Avim Wm If W areinc. tun.. Asm. tienenil Superintendent Third I'ivii-ir.n Wuilinjr and Distributing lX'tutrtmeut, iscw ions rwi- office: " I take pleasure in advlslnw mat uie sam ples of NT. Jjc oh OIL lull lortllsirjnuiK'ii m i.jhk tue cierKs oi tins omee, iiuv, ' . Jj been tried, proved equal to all that is cimmed r.... ihn it i Tiw roi,iiris from tbe several super intendents and clerks who havo ued the Oil, atrree in praising it highly. It has lecn found emcacious in cum, oun wia-u mm of the joints and muscles, and affords ft rendv rfi lief for rheumatic complaints." Col. htinut'l H. Tavlor, 'VVavhlnirton, lnd., and ex-HnstmasPir of t umixTianu, aiu., waa cuievi ui lusuuwn" -j t. Jacobs Oil. MUSIC BOOKS BY AIERICMI COMPOSERS. Dltaon ft Co. pub'ish alanre nnmlwr of books thM l ro purely A uie i lean m des&u aud wunponiuou. .CllUUId Iti by 8. G. J-bitt. Tha sub.ol inan-ible and heroic one, ami the nc'iiei are cap alof beiiur ma le most attractive Will oo 1m triven, Mian Au uie Cary taliiUK the principal role. nrn Mimin ,'s'" b Dudley bwk. UUII IVIlllllU is Urantl Uautata, founileJ od a legend of the CruaiUe. 46th Psalm !?.ravU,rTteD.DIL"BDCft Joseph's Bondage Bycu.pwp- Bclshazzar (100 n i,urrE'FiELi Are two Sacmt Caatitist-uro'hicinjr. the on Egyptian, and Uie o.bur babylouiau scne-, wli u. Willi pro$er eos'iiuim-v, niay b. nttda inairQiHcenb Ilia music Is gojd, awl e.tuer la well worth iriviug. New Flower Queen KM Picnic By TH05US- Tfo Cantata wh'ch are most appropriate to tut A we and excursion seadoa. Redemption Hymn fffiSttt&A will bi moat acceptable to clio.ra and ehornsea. OLIVER DHS0N & CO., IJcston. C. II. IHt.nmV ., SIS IIMmr, Nw York .fV?3reha!rvt'f3 . B Bvy a try rvi ?"" i m m-wm aa B v for numan, fowl and nnimal flesh, waa first Prepared and introduced by Dr. Goo. W. Merchant, in Lockport, N. TJ. 8. A., 1833, Eineo whieh time it baa steadily grown in public favor, and la now aeknowledsred mid admitted by the trade to bo the standard liniment of the country. When we make this announce ment wo do so without fear of contra diction, notwitnstandinsT we are aware there are many who are more or leas prejudiced against proprietary remedies especially on account of the many hum- Diurs on tue murKer; nowevnr, we are pleased to state that such prejudice does not exist atrainst tl.41Gl.I.a OIL. We do not claim won ders or miracles for our liniment, but we do claim itl3witlioutU!t equal. Itiaput 7 03s ?all we ask is that you K'veil itfflTI?'' ,!,ir romfinlierinar that rs V vt : ;Witbe ivfti'x.,,.-'.-:4f vr-t-n ' ! LUU Jll UUt I1W Willi WU1W wnH- (small) la for human and :wl flesh, and that with yellow -sir wrnpner fthree sizes) for ani mal llcsh. I vy (t bottle. As the-o cuts indicate, tho Oil la used (weeerefully forii iltfe;ucs of iIiuImiwii, vwi tiui ttntmol fniJi, Shako well before using.- i Cannot bo Disputed. A'iC-TiiL no ' '10 principal reasons of Afrithe wonderful auect-sa of Mer- B'. twKiFf -'hant'" rKl'" is that It ia S1 zjS.nmnufitetuied atiictly on honor. 'SiSSVfe-viA'S' lla proprietors " i"1' M luB i?..-X.f caso with too many, nf ter making; for their medioino a nnnio, diminish its cura tive properties by usiiur inferior compounds, but use the very bert goods to bo bought iu the mar ket, rcpanlless or eosr. rornaira. scsi eeiiiury flierciuuii a voii-nniiif ju jSjTv. has been a synonym for honesty. ft anu w in eonuuuu iu vv w, hjiib m JteHt? ( ''W time endures, lor title tiy an re SSS90sncctablo dealers tliromrhout the Cnitod States and other countries. Our testimonials dato from 1633 K' to the present, 't ry Merchant's VSf'M Gargling Oil Liniment for inter .JK&kS5; J j, tial and external use, and fell vour Utl;''w.tieilibr wlu.t g-ood it has done. Don't fail to follow directions. Keep tho bottle well corkud. . . . P1IDCC Bums and r-pnuii" unvi ' uict". StriinrhMlf, Windcuus, Foot ltot in Slieep, Foundered r'eet. Hoar in Poultry, L IV .'..nl..n l..MK llUIILvJ Pealds. Chilblains, Frost Dites, Scratches or Grease, Chapped Ilunds, External Poisons, Sand Cracks, Poll Evil, Galls of all kinds, Swellinifs, Tumors, Flesh Wounds. Sltfast, CH'IU 1. I'1'K'?, VtU Cracked Heels, Old Sores, I'jiizootle, X.ame Hack, I let lorrhoMsor Piles, Tooilnich", Hheumatism, Rinjrbono, Foul I' leers, Spavins, v.-eeney. Gawt in Cows, iarey. Corns Inflows, Cracked Teats, Callous, Lameness, Horn Distemper. Crownseub, yuittor, Abeestof tho Udder, Weakness of the Joints, tout ruction ot Muscles, Cramps, dwelled Leu's, Fistula, Mature, '1 brush. Caked itreitsts. Boils, tea. proof of the existence $l.0U It KHAKI) for of abettor liniment than "Mer chant's GiuvHny Oil," or a better worm medicine thnn "Merchant's Jj, Worm J nblcts. Miinuluetiireu toy & M .G. O. Co. Lockport, N. Y.,U. 8JU In abundance. t."5 Million pnnndt l:riporti-ii last vr. l'rlofa lower thaa ever. Apuia wunteit. Doa t IO 1. ficod Rlaok or Mixed, l'orl . 10 ll. Vine Black or P-xea, lor X U 1DH, VIIUllV Svn . m.. Send for pound sf mple, 17 cts. extra for pontsjte. Tlien Rot up a club. Choicest. 1 ea In Hie worW. Lai'Kest variety .-Pless.s everybody .-0:'!'-t Tea House In Aincrka. No eliroina.-iio Daubug. Straight business. Value for inoaoy. llUU'f WKI.LS,4a Vesi y St.,.V.,l'.O.r.ox 1-287. AXLE GREASE. Beat la the we. Id. Get Ibe aeaulaa. Every packaca has aar Irade-maik and la larked fruer'a. BOLD EVKKVWllKttK. AGENTS WANTED FOR THE. 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