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Ths Talne of a ton of silver is $37, 70484 Thk valne ol a ton of pure gold ia 602,709.21. $1,000,000 gold coin weigh 3,995.8 lbs. avoirdupois. S1.000 000 silver coin weigh 58,930.9 U8. avoirdupois. Twenty-two Italian cities now have crematory furnaces. Foua of the leading druggists in Bos ton are hoicce jpatfcs. Another silver mine has been discov erer in K or th Georgia. The Mormon arsenal has just turned ont 20,000 new muskets. Boston has her first It oca an Catholic Mayor in Hugh O'Brien. Every young man if he can afford it owns a dog now in Iew Toik. Philadelphia has 719 pending di vorce cases; Chicago has 674 Eswlasd will see only one total eclipse of the sun in the next 250 years. The average L eight of a man has been estimated at five feet four icchea. The s(yle of modern fashionable clocks is that of our grandfathers. Mbs. Scovtlle, of Guiteau trial fame, is selling chrcmos for a livelihood. Mississippi has been shipping fresh December strawberries to Chicago. Queen Victoria has the finest set of plate- in the world. It cost 810,000,000. Tn spite cf the terms of the Crirueau treaty Iiasf-ia is rebuilding Sebastopol. The first- wooden clock made ia this country was by James Harrison in 1790. An English surgeon defines pain as "the prayer of a nerve for healthy blood." The wives of the Snprome Court Jus troes in Washington receive on Mondays. At laast 8,000 workme n e.re idle in Cleveland and much destitution pre vails. Over 5.C00 patents on churns have already been granted by the Govern ment. Mb, Ee'ssmeb's steel process patents h; ve yielded him 600,(300 a year for 21 Jiara. Tn 1364 Her ri de Wyck bsilt a clock i i the palace of King Charles V. of France. The amount contributed to the Gar field National Monument fund is $132, 399.64 Habp playing is one of the attractions of the choir iu a fashionable New York church. Strauss has just celebrated his for tieth anniversary as a conductor at Vienna. The works of both Longfellow and Emerson are read in the French schools. The total cut of lumber in Minnesota for the past fifteen years is 2,876,423 -630 feet. Since 1823 cholera has visited Eu ropean. Russia three times and killed 1.600,000. Charles Foster of Buckfield, Mo., in vented wooden toothpicks twenty-five years ago. A blind Pittsburg beggar who died a few days since had over &5,000 in a sav ings bank. There ia talk of making Robert Lin coln Mayor of Chicago after he leaves the Cabinet. Three thousand empty whisky bar rels were recently sold in Portland. Me.. i a. ..-3 " ' ' vj pui ciaer in. Thbeb hundred thousand dozen of eggs were recently destroyed by fire at Waterloo, Iowa. It is said that Governor Eaton, of Colorado, made his farming pay him $50,000 this year. At Victoria, British Columbia, $1,000, 000 will be spent in private residences and stores next year. Good dinners are provided for school children in London at the cost of a penny (aoour two cent6j each. "Coal On. Johnny," the oil million aire, still lives iu Kearney, Kan. His . nme is John W. Steele. At a Territorial fair an Indian sent a ovai sixteen years ago me interest on the nationsl debt was $143,000,000 a year. It ia now $58,000,000. A Scotch colony consisting of about 2,000 persons, is now being organized to to to Loa Angeles county, Cal. The vote of Washington Territory was about 42,000, of which "number the women contributed perhaps one-third. Next year the South will make her own cotton ties and $1,000,000 worth of machinery at the North will remain idle. Enough liquor was consumed in Great Britain last year to make a lake a mile 1 -ng, a mile wide and thirty five feet deep. The brilal gift of a California man to his daughter was a spirited horse, in the f.rat riding of which she was thrown and killed. After an Idaho dog fight, in which l either animal gained a decisive victory, t he two owners became combatants iu a battle. There are more applicants for enlist ment in the army at the recruiting of fices in Fmiadelpuia than cau be re ceived. A corporation has planted 28,000 J'-iM-u ucco ucm jDrimiu auu XSW3 River, iD the lower valley of the Con necticut An emigration is taking place of young ijaakers from Denmark, to avoid the war training which is compulsory in that country. The highest velocity that has been im parted to shot is given aa 1,626 feet per second, being cqnal to a mile ia 2.3 seconds. The Queen of Holland can be seen f.ny day, dressed ia black, walking on the public streets, accompanied by a single lady. In India cats are sometimes attacked by cholera, according to a French au thority, and may communicate the dis ease to man. During 1885 the charters of 720 na tional banEs will expire, representing more than one-third of the capital of the t-ntire system. During the last thirty years no less t'laa seventy-Eve daily papers have been Parted and die J in New York, says an ld journalist. An American in Vienna was recently Ened $25 for calling "fire" through the t-treeta of that city. He was truthful but indiscreet Cbdabcroft, the Pennsylvania home of Bayard Taylor, has fallen into decay, end was lately sold at a price not equal to a third of its coat. The United States gave its troops $300,000,000 in bounties during the civil -war, and has paid and pledged itself for $900,000,000 in pensions. The Czar of Russia is said to be grow ing quite gray and to bear on his face the wrinkles of premature old age, in duced by worry and anxiety. Lucy Stone regretfully admits that, wtile women do mot of the amateur playing on the pianos, they compose scarcely any of" the music used. At Cardiff, in Wales, has been manu factured a wire rope 2,300 fathoms, or tvo miles and 108 yards, long. The weight is twenty-one and a half tons. Lost Its Place. Chatting with General W. T. Sher man the other day, says a newspaper correspondent, he said a few pretty hard iliings of newspaper men, though he ad mitted that there were exceptions. To illustrate how his kindness had been nbnsed at times, he said : "When the dispatch came to me about the Custer massacre I called the newt-paper boys all in together. 'Now,' I says, 'here ia the flispatch. I put yon all on your honor to copy and return it to me.' Then I gave it out two pages to this one, two pages to that one, so they could all work at or.oe. I turned my back, and whisk Jack Robinson the dispatch was ff.oue. It never turned np, either, and it is in consequence absent from the place it ought to occupy in the official records." REFORMING A DRUNKARD. PECK OF MILWAUKEE IT A A SPECIAL CASK DADEK HIS CIIAHGE. And Amka Very Serlonsly If It Pays to l av Awake Nights to Think of a Way of Ref ormation. About four weeks ago the writer re ceived a letter from a man who was on the verge of suicido, begging for some thing to do by which he could earn a loaf of bread each day. The man was about forty years of age, who had been a lawyer in Canada. He had been cursed by a love of drink, had separated from his wife and two children, and he had wandered until he was footsore and weary, insufficiently clothed, penniless, despondent. He had drank to the dregs the bitterness of a lost manhood, and what should he do. tteal or starve ? He had not drank a drop in three mouths, never would drink another drop, aiid only wanted a strong arm to lean on un til he could show himself to be a man. His letter was touching, as well written as any lawyer conld write, and it was so full of touching allusions to his w fe and babies, who wera sufferers from his own dissipation, that well, we sent for him. Ho came to the office expecting a tem perance lecture, and a little advice, mid dismissal. Oh, but he was seedy. Tlu winter had just come, and caught him with summer pants on, so thin that the November winds walked through them nnmolested. His coat was thin and soiled, his spectacles were broken by an unfriendly lamp-post, his feet were al most bare. But he had a splendid face, and his heart was tender, and he was the soul of honor. Instead of a temper arce lecture, the only question asked, a!ter he had told his story was, "Have you got through drinkiDg forever?" He said, as he called upon God to witness, and with the image of his wife and little ones before him, that he would never drink again. That settled it He was taken to the writer's home and fitted out with a good suit of clothes, from socks to collar, ana Irom drawers to overcoat He was given a sum of money and told to put in a week walking about the city and familiarizing himself with every street and every place of busintss. That should be his hrst weeK s worn. Ho was furnished a respectable boarding placo, and as the writer was going away for a week, his prolege was ordered to report the following Monday. Here ported, and he was the happiest man in the world. The later days of the w-ek the bus-iness manager, who had token a great interest in him, had given him some commissions to execute, and he had done them well. To think that any man would take stock enough in him to clothe him and give him money and set him to work, after he had betrayed every friend he ever had, including his wife and children, seemed too much for him to realize, and he was so happy and grateful that it was a genuine pleasure to see him, and talk with him, and hear him plan to send Christmas presents to the dear ones in Canada, and wben we mentioned that if he kept on being as successful as he had been it would not be long before he could send for the wife and babies and havo a home hero, how his heart swelled at the thought ; until it seemed as though he would burst' our undershirt and overshirt, and vest and coat and overcoat, which were covering his swelling heart. For about three weeks he worked as man never worked before. He seemed to realize that he was taking advantage of a las t opportunity to become a mau among men. He worked hard days and slept good nights, and dreamed of the loved ones who would soon be with him, and he seemed to be a thoroughbred brand plucked from the burning. Grati tude was no name for the feeling he had. He would have walked through a burn ing hell for the man who had fired him into those clothes and given him work to do. But one day he came into the office and there was an indescribable smeil permeating the atmosphere, such a smell as comes from medicine given to a man who has been on a drunk and the doctor wants to braco him up and steady his nerves. Nobody knows what is in that medicine, but it is, man. He could i' face, and his voice ' peculiar1 and biiriwsB: there was nothing Co memory was gone. Fro man he became occe. and he was f . old man. Trvinar tu headed traveler who had seen more drunkards than anybody. He had been drunk and it was all up with him. When a man is young drinker he can get drunk and get over it the next day, and he may play it on his friends and make them think it is only au incident, but when a man has been a wreck and braces ur. and then frets drunk, it is the work cf months to get the drunk out of his system. Our poor man had no head after taking one drink. If he had not taken a drink his head would have been all right and he could have done busi ness for years, but getting drunk once made him a poor weak imbecile, and he could not pass a saloon without going in and drinking. Boys who are just learn ing to drink can hardly believe that a man of brain can get so demoralized and weakened by liquor that he cannot con trol himself, but this poor man conld not sit still half an hour in the presence of one who had done so much for him without going out to get a drink. And of all the excuses one ever heard of, he wonld make the most transparent His brain, what he had left, was at work working up excuses to get out of the of fice. Well, promise as he might, poor man, he could not stop drinking now, aud so, in a momeut, he threw away the List chance he will probably ever have to brace up, too weak to resist the aw ful temptation that is dragging so many to the grave, and to-day he is wandering the streets of Chicago, figuring as to which garment cf ours he will pawn next for a drink, going lower every day, until he will fiad a grave in the potter's field. In his delirium we wonder if he ever thinks of the wife and two little girls in Canada who wrote "papa" such touching letters while he was here, ex pressing such gladness that he had se cured employment and was so warmly clothed. Or does the demon drink blot out memories of home and all its hal lowed associations ? If it d es what is drink good for, and why is it drank ? If the good Lord will take our protege by the collar and jerk some sense into him, and all appetite for liquor out of him, we will stan 1 the wear and tear on the clothes. But does it pay to lay awake nights tryiug to think of some way to reform such hopeless cases? Catching an Octopus. The Portland Oregonian says: On Monday an octopus was caught in Com mencement Bay in about three hundred feet of water by fish hooks. Wben brought to the surface it was almo&t unmanageable, and it was only by a severe struggle that it was hauled into a boat and bronght ashore. Once it seized upon the bottom of the boat and d5 ef fort could loosen it, until it did so of its own accord, after the vessel was set in motion. One of its fee'ers came in con tact with one of the boy's arms, and it was only indaeed to let go by beating the feeler to a jelly with a club. It is plenty large enough to master a mau and would be a dangerous customer to meet in the water. It was a monster specimen, having arms or feelers four feet ltng. The arms are eight in num ber and are each supplied with 120 pairs of suckers, by which they seizi and hold their prey. Its body is purse-sbaptd, wiihout fins, and is a foot long and near ly the same in width. Happy Over It The Director of a Paris prison, the other day, apprised a prisoner that he had inherited a fortune of 2,000,000 francs and a magnificent estate in Switzerland. The authorities of the locality where it is Bituated forwarded with the title deeds to the property, a photograph of the mansion, the joy of the prisoner at the intelligence conveyed was so great that he registered a vow in the presence of the Governor of the jail to live an honest life henceforward. Before, however, he can enjoy the wind fall he has threa years of a prison regime to undergo, WIND AGAIXST STEAM. Fun a the Ice Yachts Find It on the Hudson. E. Vinton Blake contributes a capital story of ice-yachting on the Hudson to the January St. Nicholas, from which we print the following vivid account of a trial of speed between an ice-yacht and the fast express: . "There is a roar and rush behind them. What next? "The down train! The boys look over their shoulders as the big black monster shoots past. The whistle blows sharply; there are handkerchiefs waving from the windows. The ice-yacht is just now holding nearly across the river. . .. " 'A race ! a race, boys !' cries the skipper, as he gives a qnick turn of his hand, and with a sheer and a spring thev are off after the train. "Now the race the race, boys 1 Steam against wind ! How they fly ! Everything is blurred and melted to gether and indistinct. The ice is all a bluish white haze, with that diamond sparkle from the runners blazing up. "The windows of the train aro filled with heads; they seem to shout at the party on the ice-yacht, who hear only the rush and roar of the wind and the runners. The wind increases; the boat rears higher; the windward runner cuts fiercely through the air, and the crushed ice flies in a shower. Almost np with the train, now; and creeping on 1 'Will the wind hold? But never fear; this is no flaw, but a steady gale. It seems as if the black train were slow ing up; yet no it is the yacht which is flyiDg faster, literally on the wings of the wind. And now a crack in the ice ahead ! "The skipper raises himself and scans the ice with an eagle eye. An old hand at ice-Yachting is he. " 'We can do it, I think,' he says. "Now, brave 'Rondina 1' And the train sees the crack, too; the cars seem alive all their long length with heads and gestures and warning shouts. Do they think everybody is asleep there on that light; flying, feathery wanderer ? "The upper edge of the crack is lusher bv full six inches than the lower; and between swirls the black, treach erous water. They are upon it. "Whiz ! Splabh ! as the edge-ice sags and the runner catches the cold tide. There is a wild, tremulous swing and sway, a toss of the windward runner, "and the crack is far astern. How the train cheers ! "And look, now, the bkek, snorting engine fills behind ! Wind against steam I Give them three cheers, boys, and swing your caps, and hold fast while you aro about it. The track is clear ahead; the locomotive whistles and snorta and shouts in wild salute at the yacht's victory, Faster, faster, till there is only the ring of the runners, the roar and rush cf the wiud, the tremble and leap and swing and sway of the wayward craft." They Had Better Stay Away. "I like to know about some office under Gieveland ?" he said as he beck oned a lawyer across the street from the door of his saloon. "Well, what is it ?" "I like to know it 1 vhas to hat some office. My place vhas headquarter? last fall for some Cleveland glubs, und all der boys tell me I vhas sure of some thing fat." "Then you are looking for some thing ?- "Vhell, I dunno. Vhen Gieveland .vhas elected der poys began to drop in here. One of 'em he says: 'Vhat a bostmaster you will make for Detroit ? liv Geeorge J 1 vhis 1 vhas you I V hell, dot tickles me, you know, und I treat the crowd to peer. Pooty soon anoder crowd comes in, und one of der poys calls oud " 'Let dis convention come to some order. We vhas now in der presence of der next boss of der Gustom House. J calls for three cheers for Carl Dunder ! "Vhen he says dot I ieels good all oafer, und it seems right to set oop der peer. "I see." ntmnafc pnfprv TlicrTit 'ft franc dt to my place to shake me ?. somokJi nv8; 'der wiice nd heKEempers his ftder lean ones !' iien somepodv talks like dot I feels shmiley und soft, und I tap a new keg of lager. Now, I like to ask you if I vhas right My poy Shake says 1 doan't get so much as a ehmell of office, und my oldt woman says der poys make a fool of me." "I guess they are right." "Don't yon belief I vhas der Gustom Honse ?" "No, sir." "Nor der Bost-office ?" "No, sir." "Don't I haf some place at $2,000 a year ?" "I doubt if." "Wasn't I even invited down to Wash ngton to see Gieveland go mit der White House ?" "Not unless you invited yourself." "Vhell ! vhell ! So Shake und der olJ womans vhas right, ud der poys vbas putting some eolt soap on me ! Say !" "Yes!" "Dot vhas all right, but I like to say something, und doan' you forget him ! To-night dot same crowd comes aroundt here, nnd somebody vhil begin to hurrah for der next bost-master. You ought to be here ! Der dog vhil be loose, and I shall have two glabs handy, aud yon will see fifteen men in sooch a huwy to get oudt doors dot you pelief some earth quakes vhas shaking oop Detroit I Shtist come aroundt und see how a dis appointed office-seeker vill handle two srlubs und a pull-dog !" Detroit Free Pre is. Viho Killed Trcnmsch I "Shout and sing, mmpsy, tumpoy, Col. Joliuson killed Xccumsth." Benj. B. Oris wold in a letter to the Century Magazine says: Having ob served in one number of your admirable monthly, not very long ago, a query aud a reply in rt ference to the killing of Te.cumsch, I have ever since intended to add a remark of my own. The purport of the reply, to the best of my recoih c tiou, was that it hf generally been sup posed that Colonel I', chard M. Johnson, vice President dining' Mr. Vn Buren's Presidential term, had slain Tecamseh, in a personal encounter, during the bat tle of the Thames; but that some degree ol doubt still rented on the fact. This reply recalled to my mind the cirenm utttnee that about 1813 I happened to be present where Colonel Johnson was giving a graphic account of the whole brittle, and in particular of his hand-to-hand conflict with a powerful Indian, whom he finally killed. The colonel then remarked that for some time a ili nbt had existed whether the Indian killed wns really the formidable chief or not; but he added, iu terms entirely un qualified, that recently developed cir curus'.auce? had iem-ved all uncertainty as to this fact. He gave no information showing what circumstances had deter mined his question, but pimply tpoke with positiveness on the subjuct. Jfewsiapr Making in Texas. The Milsap Times says: The pub lishers, the pa,t week, have had to do their owu cooking and washing, besides carrying fuel from the woods aud getting ont the press. The editor of this paper is affected with rheumatism at intervals that "is Eometim-s very painful, and he requests his friends to not hustle him alx.ut so roughly when they become a iitie froliosomn. The Snling Wasp says: C. B. Collins ii editor-in-chief of this raper, and we Lave quite a corps of assistants. The local editor is an observant young man of varied attainments. The agricultural editor doesn't know a pumpkin from a potato bng, but he will learn during nt-xt crop senson. Oar musical critic runs a genuine Cremona in the orches tra at Bower's Hall, and our murine editor haa a scow on the San Marcos River. Oar distinguished war cjrra fpondent, Sir Garnet Wolseley, is now in London, while our political editor has gone to interview Mr. Cleveland, We have no religious editor. AN HONORABLE ACT. HOW AN INNOCENT VOUNO MAN WAS SATED. The Story Told by the Warden ol a State Fr eon. From tho Youth's Companion. Early one evening in the winter of 1804. a gentleman driving in a sleigh, in the suburbs tf Boston, saw two men standing in the road. As he approached they expressed a wish to speak to him. He checked his horse, and at once one of the men seized the animal by the head, the other rushed to the sleigh, and presenting a revolver, demanded the man's money. He gave the robber his pocbetbook, containing three one hun dred dollar bills and seme email change. The two men then compelled him to get out of his sleigh. They sprang into it, aud drove rapidly away. Alarm was given. The criminals were pursued. The team was found by the aide of the road at Cambridge, but the robbers had fled. The following evening an expressman was stopped on the balem turnpike just betore reaching Lynn, by the same men, and was robbed of tour hundred dollars. Wishing their victim good-night, they leaped the lence and disappeared over the marshes. The next day a young man was ar rested in Boston on suspicion of being one of the robbers. He was confined in the Tombs. The first gentlemnn robbed was sent for, and requested to pass by the cells where some twenty or thirty prisoners were confined, and see if he could pick out from among them the man who had robbed him. He selected without hesitation the young man re ferred to. The express-man was also sent for. He picked out the same man. Neither the gentleman nor the express man, had any doubt as to the prison: identity. There was snow npon the ground, and the footprints of the robbers was plainly seen on the snow. The boots of the suspected man were found to fit one set of the footprints exactly. This circum stunce, with the testimony of the ex pressman, who swore positively to his bi'ing the man, convicted the poor fellow, tdthongh he attempted to prove an alibi. He was sentenced to the Sate Prison for life. Thirty years before he would have been hanged, for death was the penalty for highway robbery at that time. When I brought him to the prison he declared m the most solemn' manner that he was innocent This declaration he persistently adhered to, although no one believed him. Three years after ward a man was committed to the prison for the fourth time, on a sentence of six years. He was a most expert and des perate rogue, and had been guilty of more crimes than any convict ever within the wails of the prison. A few weeks after his imprisonment he asked for an interview with me. "Well, what is it von wish ? I asked, when he appeared. "Only this. Mr. Warden. You have an innocent man in the prison." "Indeed," I said, "who is it?" sup posin sr. of course, that he would name himself. "It is M ." he said giving me the name of the young man convicted of highway robbery. "How do you know that?" I asked. "I do know it." "But how can you know anything about it?" He hesitated a moment, as if weighing the matter, and then said in a frank, positive tone: "I know he is innocent, for I com mitted tho crime for which he is in prison." "Both of them ?" I asked. "Yes." "J ," I said, calling him byname, "do you realize what you are saying? No one has been tried for the Watertown robbery, and if yon acknowledge the crime, you will bo liable to receive a life sentence." "I understand that, Mr. Warden. I am a bad man. There is probably hardly a crime upon the statute book, except rvnirder, that I have not committed. I have been a thief all my life, even from a child. My earliest education was to steal, and I expect to be a thief and . iobber,toahe last. As you know I have ment is; but bad as I am, I have no do sire that another man should suffer for my crimt s. 1 therefore repeat what I have said, M - is innocent, I am the guilty party." "Do you know M ?" I inquired. "No. I never saw him. I have no more interest iu him personally than in a man iu another country." "You were not alone in these rob beries. Who was the other man with you?"' Again he hesitated. "Mr. Warden, I have never yet betrayed an associate, but in confidence I will tell you his name, trusting that you will not use it ngaiust him unless he is arrested upon evidence obtained from some other source." Ho gr.ve me the name of a man who had served one term in the State Prison, nnd was then in the House of Correction at E 1st Cambridge. At my rtqueit, he wrote out a full statement of tho Watertown robbery, which I took to the gentleman robbed, who, after leading it, returned with me to the prison, and had an interview with J . The gentleman left the prison satisfied beyond a doubt that J was the real criminal. There was a striking resemblance be t ween the two men. They were of the same height, and wore the same sized boots. It is unnecessary to tell here all that had to be done to satiety the Governor of the innocence of the poor fellow who was nDjustly imprisoned, but it was finally accomplished, but not until he had served four years in all. J worked as hard to prove his own guilt as he could have done to show his inno cence. One more word in regard to him. He was not prosecuted for either of the robberies; neither did he serve his six years. Shortly after I left the prison, he succeeded in escaping from it, for the second time. With another convict, he excavated a tunnel, twenty-seven feet in length, from the engine room, where the two hr d worked, to the outer wall, cut ting off a pile a foot in diameter, and escaped. He was soon after arrested in Balti more and sentenced to the Maryland penitentiary for sixteen years, where, if alive and if he has not escaped, he can be found to-day. The man's career was a marvellous one. lie possessed a cood address, ana a"" was an excellent mechanic. Bold daring, he hesitated at nothing, and by his indomitable preseveranee sur mounted obstacles which would have been thought impossible by ordinary men. As this incident shows, ho was not all bad, bnt of him it could be truly said, that he was a man "possessed of oue virtue linked with a thousand c mes. A Nice Little Brick. IT 13 OP SILVER AMD WEIGHS OVER TWO TONS. Much iuterest was excitd at the New Orleans Exposition by the nuloadiug of the silver brick from Mexico. A gaug ot men equipped with pulleys and ropes dragged tho monster across tho main building between files of admiring visit ors. The brick proper is G foet lyng, feet wide and 6 inches thick. I'.s upper surface is almost entirely covered w.tii a model three feet in height, tapering to a j oint in imitation of two hills in ihe Htutc of Chihuahua where the metal was mined. The sides of tho brick boar each !ho inscription, "Mexico E. ado Chihua lni 1 Para la Exposition Nueva Orleans, 18S1," together with a medallion head inscribed "Hidalgo." Tho whole is of solid silver and is valned at $200,000. It will be placed in the iron Mexican Build ing on a iniissiva pedestal of amethyst nud onyx, a symbol of the barbario wealth of the country from which it comes. Jt proved au interesting prob lem to the railroad people nearly all day, obstinately refusing to bo uuloaded ex cept at fire.i t peril to the men BJd con siderable wear and tear to the machinery employed. No less than three trucks gave way under its ponderous weight of 4,200 pounds. MEXICAN CimiSTEXIXe KITE. An American fracribr the Scene as Be Witnessed It. In one of Mexico's interior towns at seven o'clock one evening an hour when most American babies are indoors it was our pleasure to witness a christ ening ceremony in the "Parroquia" church. A crowd of beffsrars. mostly women, from wearers of black shawls to those of rags and dirt, congregated around the entrance and carriages, as is their cus tom at christenings, expecting that the hearts of the godparents will be softened and their purges opened wiae, sprain ling the new coins generously. Having to wait a long time for to be on time is not customary in this country we had tho opportunity of observing some of the preparations. Although there is so mucn ceremony iu the churches here, there is, after all, but little reverence for the sacredness of the piace or the paraphernalia of their worship. Small boys came ia carrying v-andles three or four feet long, which were taken from them by men in surplices and placed in some gilt candlesticks; all this being done in a careless, irreverant way, save for the bended knee every time one had occasion to pass the Virgin's pic ture. After much confusion and running about, the priest, infant and godparents arrived. The priest, a fat, tmooth-faoed man, looking well kept and not overworked, seemed iu a feurry to get through with the business. They are not usually a hmrying people, "mauana" (to-morrow) beiDg their word on all occasions where putting off is a possibility. The godmother, after much unwind ing of the nurse's "reboso" (long mantle worn by the lower class over the head, a.id the long end thrown over the left -t ,y jrrT'Vl" cf a baby, but View days o;d. . The priest read the service m Latin, the small boys and men in surplices coming in with tho amens at the proper time. . , x Salt was placed on the child s tongue; oil on its chest, back, forehead and cheeks. Then the little thing had cold water poured on its head, to which it loudly protested. Its patience was wea ried out with so much turning and rub bing, but it still had to endure having its head dried with a Turkish bath towel rather a rough first experience of the world having one's hair rubbed up the wrong way with a coarse towel; but if the flashing diamonds of the godparents and the many new silver pieces lavishly scattered amidst the crowd were precur sors of his luture, this world's goods were to be bis in abundance. Upon arriving at the house we were each presented with a pretty card, fold ed like a little book, upon one page of which a gold dollar was fastened, and above it the names of this mite of hu manity. At this stage of his existence they seemed more than he conld well carry. But Jose German Fernando Rafael was all unconscious. The godparents are not such in name alone in that country. Many an orphan finds a home and parents' love with its godcarents. A" Eiimptuous supper and plenty of champagne is the usual winding up of such an anair. STAT1XG THE CASE. The Armor that n New Knitlnnd Revivalist 1'ut on 10 Fiabiiu. When the late Elder Swan, of Connec ticut, was conducting one of his great est revivals in New Haven, the fruits of which were more than 1,000 conversions, the deacons cf the church waited upon him and said that much lault was found with the style of his sermons they were too radical in tone and too outspoken; ; aud they suggested that he should "draw it milder." The Elder heard them through and made them this re ply: "Well, brethren, it may be as you say. Now, 1 want you to let me preach ono sermon to-morrow night in my own harness, aMHf that doesn't suit you I will preach belt after in the regulation style, or I will iave the pulpit for some body else." Tytf deacons agreed, and the next SnndveniDg the Elder took fin bis al4ecycombat between David tine giant whoolad iu his armor of brass, defied 14 e armies of the living God, as like unt a minister clothed wiih the' theology of Princeton and Andover. Then he introduced David as a rosy cheeked faiihtioy who had come to camp to bring "crackers and cheese" for elder brothers who were Berving in the army of Israel. He gave a qnaint and original version of the conversation be tween David nnd the King when the former proposed to become the champion of tho hosts of Israel and accept the challenge of G liath. The King he rep resented as looking with undisguised contempt upon tho son of Jesse, and saying "Yon, you little brat ! Yon fight Goliath ! What are you talking about ? He'd make mince meat of ycu in no time." Then he described the putting of the King's suit of armor on David to prepare him to do battle with the Phil istine. "Why," said the Elder, "when he got that Princeton and Andover pharaphernalia on, David felt as though he was in a straight jacket. He ripped the whole thing off and told the King Tve got to tight in my own harness.' " When he came to the point where David, sling in hand, confronted the Philistine, the Elder gave such a realistic picture of tho scene that when he raised his long arm and swung it vigorously over his head as if iu the set of hurling the smooth stone that laid the giant low, nearly every one in the congregation dodged. "It struck him straight be tween the eyes," shouted the Elder, "and killed him deader than a hammer." Then he capped the climax and pointed the moral of his discourse as follows: "Bietbien, I'm like David. Let me fight in my own harness, as he did, and If I don't drive the devil aud all his imps out of New London inside of three months, 1 11 pack up and go myself." "Go it, E'der ! Go it, Elder," with a volley of "Amens," was heard from all parts of the church, and after that the deacons were never known to take anv exceptions to the pastor's style. A Million Stamps. A SINOrijAB NOTION TIIAT SOME PEOPLB HAVE GOT INTO THEIB NODDLES. Even so intelligent a people as those of this country get some migLty queer notions into their heads sometimes, writes a Wushineb n reoorter. Auiona- I tha.AL-?tl the thousands of odd 110- who iliun.i iv k V ' i i c tunc spondence of the iS Pits departments, is the one vhich relates to "a million postage stamps." "Jt seems," said a gentleman familiar with the work of the departments, talking of the matter, that in some way, years ago, the story i!.ot out that whoever should save np a million cancel d postage stamps and pre sent them at the department would bo entitled to a very large sum of money; I dou't remember the sum, but it runs away up, may be a hundred thousand, may bo a million. I don't remember, aud it dou't make any difference as to the result, for of course the story is all a humbug. How it got out I don't know, but it is floating round the country yet, and yet there aro peoplo in intelligent communities who yet believe it and are saving np stumps. W hy, there was oue woiuau up in New England who actually ncc umulatcd stamps until she had some 7i),000, and finally getting tired and see ing that she was going to die before she got a million, wrote to the department asking if she could get a pro rata sum for what she had, or if she could 'pool' her collection with that of others and tiieu divide the money with them after getting them. Of course she was unde ceived" by the department, but after a good deal of labor thrown a way, for it is no f-mall task to gather 73,010 stamps, even if you havo a S.indiiy school to help you in it. as some of those who have gath cred'thim systematic.dly have done." "But surely there is no such ridicu lous idea extant at this day ?" "Isn't thi e ? Well, I can tell you ol people iii Hits very ciy (f Washington, wiihiu bi lit f trie PostoCL-e Depart ment, who are at this very time saving up stamps as industriously as the heathens of far-away England ever did, and with the same idea," THE SILVER MINE. A STORY TOM) BY 4 CON O UCTOR ON A NEW MEXICAN K. II. Just Near Enouah to an 8800,000 Lend to Mis It. "Eight or nine years ago." said a con ductor on the Atchison & Santa Fe K. R., "when this road was opened we used to meet a good many queer people. There are queer ones going over the line now, but there were more of them then. The second or third train I ran out of Pueblo for the East had an old fellow aboard who took me into his con fidence. He were his hair long and his beard was gray and shaggy. When I went through the train the first time he offered me his ticket, a through one. I punched the ticket Finally he per suaded me to sit down by his side. We bad a long run ahead without stops, and time was hanging rather heavy on my hands. " 'I made up my mind years ago, he said, 'that I would never go back East until I could go in a chariot, and now I'm a going, just as a white man ought to go. I've been out here twenty years with the Indiaus, chasing them part of the time and part of the time they chas ing me. I've mined it from one end of the divide to the other, just skimming over the surface. I've found more!n fifty prospects where a man with a little dust Ban get rich in a year. I've got my pocket full of specimens and I'm going down to my old home in York State to see if I can't raise enough funds to come out here and work some of these. There's old mau Chadwick he's rich; ftDd Jim Gillett's two boys must be growed up by this time, a. id probably got the farm; and then there's my old man's relatives over at the corners and any number of others. I'm just going to open their eyes to something if this ehariot don't "break down. Why, I've been waiting for this train of cars four or five years, and it can't go any too fast to suit me. Here's a piece of silver that I took from a prospect down in Arizona. What do you think of it ? Well, strang er, you can hew that out of the ground where I got that by the pailfull, and there's more of it covered up than there is On the surface.' "I began to be interested. I had heard big stories of silver discoveries off 3outh aud here was evidence, if the chap wasn't lying, that he had discovered the location of a deposit cf fabulous value. I told him that I had some money myself I did have about $4,000 in those days, though I haven't got it now and that if that would do any good, and I could get it share in the stake, he could have it all. He seemed greatly pleased. " 'I'll not go home just yet,' says he, 'I'll wait awhile. I'll go down rioher'n old Chadwick when I do go, and I'll jling silver bricks at all the windows in town. How far do you run ? I'll get off with you.' "1 told him, and he agreed to say uothing, but to leave the train when the new gang came on. Just as we got to the end of the division I jumped on the platform and looked for the old mau, but is he did not come out I boarded the train again to call him. Coming up be hind him I thought at. first he was asleep, hut I soon discovered that it was death. His head was resting on his bosom and in one cf his hands he held the t-ilver nugget. We removed him to the depot and I got a sort of a horse doctor there to examiue him, but he only said that be must have died of heart disease. Be fore wc buried him I searched all his pockets, the iiuiugs of his coats and vest and his old satchel, but I couldn't find a thing that would throw any light on the location of his prospects. Nor could I learn his exact address at first, but from some memoranda found in his pockets 1 afterward made a pueBS at it and came out right. I discovered that he had a brother and s ome nephews living and to them I sent the nuggets and a ftw other articles of value which he had on tts person. I eot a leave of absence as soon as I could and in company with two or three friends I made an attempt to locate the place where he found the silver, but his description 01 11 una oeeii bo imperfect that I conld not find it. Af ter spending 2,000 in prospecting with out avail I gave it up. Oue year after that f-ilver mines were opened a little to one side of the place I had gone to hrst, and, having visited tbero tsince, I am sure that they were first discovered by the old man whom 1 met. "Were they rich?" asked the miner. "Well, yes, to some extent they were. The men who gobbled them up took 8800,000 out of them the first year and they have not been starving since then." "That was a pretty hard streak of luck for the old man, wasn't it ?" said the cattleman thoughtfully. The conductor rose up, looked at his watch and said: "I don't know so much about the old man, for he died and did not need any silver; but it is galling on me, for I'm here to leel sore over it every time 1 see a silver quarter." LESSORS FKOM THE SXOW. Henry Ward Brerhpr Rives Them to Us I'letiHanily. The falling of the snow gave some thoughts to Mr. Beecher for his Sunday sermon. "Consider the weakness and the power of the snow," he said. "Can anything be gentler ? The child's hand catches it and subdues it Ere he can see it it is gone. The babe can master that which masters mankind. Boys gather it; it is submissive. All things seem stronger than the snow, new born. Yet, one night's weaving and it covers the earth, through wide latitudes and longitudes, with a garment that all the looms of earth could not have furnished. One day more and it sinks the fences under neath it, obliterates all roads and levels the whole land as spade and plow and ten thousand times ten thousand en gineers and workmen could not doit. It lays its hand upon the roaring engine and blocks its wheels. It stands betore the harbor and lets down a white dark ness that baffles the pilot and checks the home-returning ship. It mounts the hills aud mouutainp, and, gathering its army without sound or drum or trum pet, nntil the day comes when it charges down; and who can withstand its coming in battlo array ? What power is this in the host of weakness? So the thoughts of good men small, silent, gathering slowly at length are masters of time and of the ages. If suoh be the power cf God's weakness, what must be the al mightiuess of God, the thunder of His power ? "Consider, also, that the descent of snow has relations not alone thus to fancy, lint it is also a worker. It has and new-1 alien, is the poor man's ma nure. It gathers again the waste ma terial of the earth, and, spreading it with equal distribution over the lauds, bringa back to them their richness. Without tho stroke of hammer or the bound of tho turning wheel, more is" going on under the silent srow to-day than in all the smithies, in all the fac tories upon the earth. Tho powers of God upon earth are all silent workers. "As we perceive in the uses of winter not sirrply chill and cold and waste and barrenness, but all forms of beauty, all promises of strength and all hope for the coming summer, so may not our winter of trouble be to us ?" . By Way of Revenge. The reduction of postage, it must be admitted, has worked very well so far, but it gives owuers of patent medicines, corn cures and other ancient and modem inventions a mean advantage over suffering aud over-worked humanity at large. When one cent used to carry a circular it could always be detected by the uusealed en velope. Now they come sealed like any other communications,, antt the average man's curiosity is never satisfied tili he tears open the wrapper and brings forth the contents. Then by way of revenge the air is for a moment full of note paper. Ab itt Hats.-Apropos of the big strike in the hat-making trade, says a newspaper gossiper, I heard something having a bearing on the question ol wages and production the other day. At the four principal hatting centers Norwalk and D itibnry iu Connecticut, Newark in New Jerst y, aud at Brook lyn tbe shops, if run on full hours, can turn out enough hats in six months to supply the country for a year. WAS IT A TRAGEDY? Lamentable Death of Two Yonn l.adlea aud the Narrow tsenpe of the Third. tCinciDnatl Commercial Gazette. Not long ago a mother and dann-hter rallpd at the office of a prominent New York physi cian. The young lady was fair of fatro. irmnn- ful of form, with a complexion ind.cating health, and yet her mother a d there was tvery indication to her that stie was the prey of some my.-ti nous disorder. At her request, the phys ician made a searchii'g cxaminaiion. Nothing was ilis.ovi r. d. At iho irai oi-tnnities t f the mot: er, another physician was called in and onothir examination made with the Eame re sult. Iu les9 than three montlm th was dead. In the same city another Drominpnt Tihvsi- cian was visited recently b 1 a vnnnir lrtv of attractive address, refined manners, aud w.n- spnie apjm-irauce. bhe liad sca-cely stated her case -wlin upp lips quivered, l.cr face paled, her arms dropped to her tide, and she was dead. (3110 died alone witn her physician, and gr.s Bip made high scandal, but a post mortem ex amination showed that tier death was caused by a convulsion, aud the voice of slander wis hu-hed. These are facts which can be sub stantial', d if need be. Medical science does not tell ns all we onrht to know. It is small satisfaction fur us that death must lay our friends low be:ore we can find out the nature of their di ease. Life is a g eat mystery; and it is a sad commentaiy on present human attainments that death la the only key which 111 many cases can unlock the depths or this mysii ry. There U sonii thinr more to be dreaded than cholera, more to be feared than consumption, which is preying upon ih'-. heal h of oui young people, because, unlike them, lis iippruuch is insidious, and we know cf its pie ence enly by the death it brings. Mr. Charles E. Sfoi liens, the well-known exporter at 1223 Third 3 ., Louisv lle, Ky., hid an expe.ieuce somewhat similar to iho mother whos. rasi; is ubovn re lated. His daughter, when but nine years cf ace. sei mt-d suddenly to droop. She was ex ceedingly languid, was fnq'icntly pros rated wiih beadaches and nervous depression, and the feeling of extreme fa' igue sriew npon lier con-tumly. Sue could scarcely breathe; could re am nothing on l er stomaeh, she blea'en so thai she mea-nred 45 iuc es aiound ihe aist, aud ii seemed that she w uld uo mad with ag ony. Every mouth s..e cot woise and worse and Dually, as dea'U te- med to he ob a ning ihe ma-itory, in aia'iu Her cane ana trenMu iit wt re t-leg-Hphed to a iromiiicni Mew York spec al tt, who, after due t elil.ei:itui, ivned bae-k that evi rytLi g po.-sible bud been done aud that she c-iiM not recover. In ti.ree mo' ths from that time, however, Bhe began to amend, ai d in a lew weeks was clothed with health and in her rigln mind. In the fbsit case mentioned, death was caiwd by what is ca!led brigm'g d stasc of the kidney , in the second it w s found that uremic h ood poisoning, caused by the same dircas:-, produced tho latal convulsion, and 1:1 ihe th id case death was threatened by thu same i.inorder, but was aveit d, hi n every other mean- failed, bv to net 's safe cure. This result was accomplished three jears ego nnd the lapse of time h -s shoxn thai, it waj not a mere temporary ffeet. It is evident that medical men do not Know eveiythi' g, and yet how stravge t is that peo ple credit them withomi isei' nee and die in the delusion. "I am not surpri ed," say- a candid p'tvsi' ian, "win n I know the igno.auc and in canacitv of the profession cone ruing .ueo di-orders, that tLat compound is doing euch effective work. If v c iu accomplish what we cannot, people are very foolisu if they do not resort to its use." It seems to ns that these three cases convey a lesion and indi. ate a course of pr- ceeding which parents and young paople cannot aft'oid to ignore. He Got to Know IHin. A LITTLE STORY ABOUT A COLONEIi WHO WANTED AN OFFICE. Washington correspondents are telling stories of aspirants for omce, and dig up that of Colonel John iMcI'uerson ol Pago couutv. Va. Soon after the elec tion of President Pierce, Colonel Mo Phersou turner! np in Washington. He was a fine old Virginia gentleman. Ar raying himself in purple and fine liuen and armed with a magniheent gold beaded cane, he appeared at the White House and procured an interview with the President, whs blandly asked what he could do for him. Colonel McPherson replied that he had been a warm supporter of the Presi dent, and that he denired a consulship iu a salubrious climate, where the pay was good and there was little to do. The President informed him that his case should receive attention and invited him to call often. He did so tho next day and on many succeeding days. He wonld say: "Good mornirg. Mr. President," and the Presi dent wonld reply, ' Good morning. Col onel McPherson." After some davs the President cordially invited him to return to his home, and assured him that hu- c ise wonld receive consideration at the proper time. weeks passed, ana as no message Crime irom the 1-Tesident, Uolonel file Phersou returned to Washington and again appeared at the Executive Man sion. With some surprise Mr. Pierce greeted him, aud asked what he could do for him. Ct lonel McPherson replied that he had come after that consulship. Tho President regretted that all the places had been rilled. After Colonel McPherson had cooled off he said to a friend: "W.dl, I'll be hanged if the President didn t get to know me, any how I" CJ. M. Walking down Broadway is very pleasant when you feel well, and T K never felt better than when his friend asked him how he got over that severe cough of his so speed ily. 'Ah, my boy," said T , "G. M. I . did it!" And his friend wondered what G. M. D. meant. He knew it did not mean a Good Many Doctors, forT K had tried a dozen in vain. "I have it," said ho, just hitting the nail on the head, "you mean Dr. Fierce 'Golden Medical Discovery,' or Gold Medal deserved aa my tnend J always dubs it. Sold by druggists. Time Is mouey. Colds, fevers and inflammations broken up by Dr. Pierce s Extract ot Smart- vv eeu. We never liueeive tor a good purpose Knavery adds malic fiw hrvn.i Fcbest anu i.t.sTooi-L,ivEKoaj, from selected livers, on the seashore, by Caswell, Hazard A Co., N. Y. Absolutely pure and sweet Patients who have once taken it prefer it to ail others Physicians declare- it superior to all other oils. Chapped hands, face, pimples and rough skin cured by using Juniper Tar Soap, made by I asweil, Hazard S Co., rew lorK. TnRKE-roUETns of the officers in tbe Gormai army wear corsets. . We accidently overheard the following dia logue on tbe street yesterday : Jones. Smith, why don't you stop that dis gusting hawking and spitting Smith. How can If You know I am a martyr to catarrh. . J. Do as I did. I had the disease in its worst form, but lam well now. H. What did you do for iti J. I used Dr. S ige s Catarrh Remedy. It cured me and it wdi cure yon. S. I've heard of it, aud by Jove, I ll tFJ. Do so. You'll find it at all the drug stores in town. It costs the United State- $5,456,339.31 to take caro of the Indians this ygar. It is trmy wond run 10 see now tne name or Mrs. Pinkhani i- a hous?rold word among the wives and mothers of our land. Alike in iho luxurious home of our great cities and ia the luunlile cubing of the remote frontier one woma i's deeds have borue their kindly fruit in heahh for others. tho iowes. A Qniefc lce -oery. It gives us great pi. asure to state that the met chant nil wa reporte I to be at til point ot death from an at;ac: of pno.mum a, h .s entirely rvcovorod by tho nto of Dr. Win. Mail's Balsa 11 for iho blinds. Naturally he feels graloful for U13 b iio.itsder.ived f r mi using t.iis rem vly f r t'.i." hins and throat: and in giving publicity to this s atjinonb we a. e auiuale-l by uiot.ves of pub!:c b iiefac ii 11, mr.-t.ii;; tiiut o.h l's may 1 e beneliied ui a similar niaimc. I'rnrl l"n'lis- Palpitation. I) optical Sw. Uings, Dizzincs", Indigestion, Hetu!acl:e. Kleeplesbiiesa cured by 'Wells' Health Ri newdr." C3"To Match inAT Bonnet ! Feathers, rib bons, velvet can all I f colored to match that new hat hy using ti e Diamond Dyes. 10c. for anv color at the diugg.Ht. Wells, Itichardsou & Co., Burlington, Vt. "ItoiiKh itn Kui!." Clears out rats, nrce, roaches, flies, an's, bed-bugs, skunks, chipmunks, gophers. 15c. Nature. Dame Nature is tho treat teacher and phy sician, nnd Carboline, made from pure petro leum, is 0110 of her grandest remedies for baldness. Try it and you will use no other. "i.i.u .a Ci t;i.M Ask for Wcih.' "Jtoiigh tm Corns." 15o. Qui' k, complete cure. 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Katks tor advertising in this miw. apply to tho publisher of the paper. 1631 Rheumatism Jt i an utablished fact that Hood's SaraaMiilu hs provfen an invaluable remedy in many severe cases of rheumatism, effecting remarkable cures by ita power ful action in correcting the acidity of the blood, which is the ciufle of the disease, and purifying and enriching the ital fluid. It it certainty fair to assume that what Hood's Sarsa- paritla has done for others it will do for you. There fore, if you suffer the pains and aches ox rheumatism. give this remedy a fair trial. A Positive Cure I wis troubled very much with rheumatism in my hips, ankles find wrists. I conld bardfy walk, and was confined to ray bed a good denl of the time. Being recommended to try Hood's Sarsaparilla, I took four bottles and ara perfectly well. I cheerfully recom mend Hood 'b Sarsaparilla aa one of the best blood pur- iher in the world." W. F. Wood, Clerk. Ashley Houss, Blooming ton. 111. 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Those languid, tiresome sensations, causing you to feel scarcely able to be on your feet; that constaat drain that ia taking from your system all its former elasticity; driving the bloom from your cheeks; that continual strain upon your vital forces, rendering you irritable and fretful, can easily be removed by the use of that marvelous remedy, Hop Bit- ' wrs. lr regularities and obstructions of vour system, are relieve! at once, whlie the npecia! cause or. periodical pain are permanently re moved. Non9 receive so much benefit, and none are so profoundly grateful and show such an interest in recommending Hop Bittern as women. A Postal Cora Story. I was affected with kidney and urinary trouble "For twelve years!" After trying all the doctors and patent medicines I could hear of, I used two bottles of Hop "Bitters;" And I am perfectly cured. I keep it "All tne time!" respectfully, B. i Booth, Saulsbury, Tenn. May 4, lsbi Bradford, Pa.. May 8, 1875. It has cured me of several diseases, such as nervousness, sickness at the stomach, monthly troubles, etc. I have not seen a sick day in a year, since I took Hop Bitters. All my neigh bors use them. Mas. Fannie Greek. $3,000 Lost. "Atmirti Europe that cost me $3,000, done me less good than one bottle of Hop Bitters; they also cured my wile of lifteeu years' nervous weakness, sleeplessness und dyspepsia." R. M., Auburn. H. Y. t So BLOOMiNOVir.LE, O., May 1, T9. Sins I have been suffering ten years, and I tried your Hop Bitters, and it done me more good than all the doctors. Mrs. S. S. Boone. Baby Saved. Vi'e are so thunklul to say that our nursiuir baby was permanently cured of a dangerous and protracted constipation and irregularity of the bowels by the use of Hop B.i u rs by its mother, which at the sum time restored hor to perfect henltd nnd strength. ine parents, Kocuester, JN. Y. fNone genuine without a bunch of treen Ho; s on the white label, rjhun all the vile. poisonous stuff with "Hop" or "Hops" in their name. , 'lfJ".Tt.-. ,c',-iv''-,-'; ,u.. rim guru ounzi FOR """ KIDNEY D.SEASEG, LIVER CCKSPLASNTS, COfJSTIPATIQH, PILES, AKD BLOOD DISEASES. PHYSICIANS ENDORSE IT HEARTILY. "JCidnev-Wort la the most ruccca-ful remedy Ievernrtcd." Dr. P. C. EUon, Alonkton, Vt. 'Hidney-TVoTt ia always roiiablo." Dr. R. N. Clark, Bo. lino, Vt. "Eidney-Wort hae curotf my vt ife after two years ui:eruiff." Dr. C. M. bummerliii. Sun mil, Qa. IM THOUSANDS OF CASES it has cored where all else had failed. It In mild. cut cUlCaor VLll l AlX IX 11 9 ACTION, but harmleea in ell cases. 1.7'ItcleeiMca tlteli.oofl and ftreifrthftaap4 : tflvea New lire to all tbe important organs of the body, ni natural aotioa cf tlie Kidney ta I restored Tho Liver ia oloanaod of alldi3eone. and tao Dowel move freely aud. Uealthfull . In this way Ihe worst diaaaaea or eradicated from the system I pbice, ti.oo uorro oa det, sol by pucooists. Dry can be sent by mail. IVXIXS. CICIIARKOX ACO.BnrllntrtaaTt. ! . LYDIA E. PtKKHAFTS.. VEGETABLE COMPOUND is arosrnvR ctMtroB" All thou, painful Complaint and ft'eaknrasra ao eonimoa t, oar bft Prie. M Ib Ilffcli, Bin r IMBSBfrnB.- 7J purjxw olW for th WjiitmnU using cf dimeax and relief of nam, and that ft i all U claimtto do, tlwuluxU otadlet KM gladly faiilV. It will fvtn entlrelj an irranan (rnoniw, uiimuuu.' ttjnmd Uliwralion, KuJHjii and Ilsi.l'umiDla, ana 'n.-Hiiient Spinal WpaWneiw, and 1. particularly adapt. ia toth. Clian. of Lle. . 1 . It remnm Falntnw" Flafnlonor, drtr..Tan mn fortlmuInt,and n-lleMi Wealcnmwof h SWrrjica, It enrol BloatlnL Hmrtaohfa, NorJOnl Prostration, Gmcral Dfbilitr, BleeplMwiwn, IVrn wior .nd lnU .tlon. That fMllntrof tw-arlnl? down, runrtr.p pain, and backnohe, 1 n'.wnjt rwmnnpntlT cured bylu nja, SWid rtamn tolm. Mm..forpamrhlrt. 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