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j Thb average lobster lives six years. 8njc stockings range from $2.50 to 25 a pair. , Fivs steam vessels appeared in Soot land in 1813. Women are becoming commercial travelers in England. Thkrb will be three Quakers in the next U. S. Congress. Hat bankers is the Southern Cal ifornia name for tramps. England owns 15,381 sailing ships and over 5,090 steamers. Russia is one of the great tea-drinking countries of the world. A ooBXCOB pipe factory at Washing ton, Ma, employs fifty men. Thb Texas public school system is said to be the finest in the land. DtmiNa last year there were 189 mur ders in Ohio and 178 in Kentucky. Florida will have a Constitutional Convention on the 9th of June next A XjOoaii option law has passed both branches of the Oregon Legislature. Thb first steam vessel of Europe com menced plying "on the Clyde in 1812. "Wood which is odoriferous is gen erally the most durable in exposure. It is estimated that there are 200, 000,000 Mohammedans in the world. Oveb 5,000 patents on churns have been granted by the U. 8. Government Gen. Wolselet has received $465, 000 in bounties for his military services. "Mark Twain" is going to England in May next to give readings from his own works. The city of Berlin budget will this year cover $15,000,000. It is the highest on record. Going up-stairs should be one of the Blowest and most deliberate acts of a man a lite.' The value of ' a ton of pure gold is $602,799.21, and a ton of Bilver, $37,704.84 The merchant service of the world consists of 53,157 vessels, which inoludes . 8,433 steamers. A German scientist savs the attractive . power of the earth is 42.310,000,000, 00,0,000,000 tons. The people of Maine have decided not to transfer their State election from Sep- lemoer to .November. California raised in 18S4 a bushel of wheat for every man, woman and child in the United States. - Fifty-eight million dollars is the esti mated value of the finger rings of this country actually worn. The exhibit of colored people at the New Orleans Exposition shows a great diversity of industries. Portugal has 1,084 women to every 1,000 men, the largest preponderance of any country in Europe. The Kansas House of Representatives has four girls among its pages, and its docket clerk is a woman. There never was a time when "trifles" played so important a part in house decorations as at present The devastating insect the phyllox ery, destroyed 120,000 acres of grape vines in France last year. JrsT sixteen years ago the interest ou the national debt was $143,000,000 a year. It is now $58,000,000. An international exhibition of apicul ture is to be held at Fankow near Berlin, from May 1 to September 1. The potato, introduced into England in 1600, was first eaten as a sweetmeat, stewed in sack -wine and sugar. A woman in Germany was recently sued for breach of promise of marriage, and mulcted in 350 and costs. It is said that the average yield of pe troleum wells in Caucasia is sixteen times as great as that of American wells. A gargle of strong black tea used cold night and morning is now fashionable in London as a preventive of sore throat Actual test shows that 58 per cent, of the power driving the propeller of an ocean steamship is lost, or unaccounted for. - A irons-Ton lump, ol coal, the largest ever mined, irepteadpta the coal interests of Alabama at the 2ew Orleans Exhibi tion. The sum of $500,000 was recently lost in a London gambling e stablish ment by a gentleman who had dined too welL The Cincinnati Associated Charities reports an increase in applications for assistance 88 per cent more than last year. Melt one pound of resin and two of lard together and rub all the bright farm tools with it Twill keep 'em bright The Aeronautical Society of Great Britain will hold an International Ex hibition in London on the 31st of March. Cincinnati is building an elevated railroad, the length of which will be seventeen miles, and the estimated cost $5,000,000. There are in New York city 37,000 Pole?, including as such the children of Polish parents. Four-fifths of the 37,000 are Hebrews. . A veteran Congressman estimates that about 7 per cent of the member ship really does the business accom plished there. It is not very generally known that Queen Victoria was once called Queen Alexandrina Victoria, and that the oaths of ailegiance were in that name. The Commissioner of Education places the number of medical students in this country in 1873 at 8,681; in 1883 we had 15.15L Among the visitors to the Washington Monument have been several rats, who madethe ascent to get the debris from the workmen's lunches. Pigeons convert it into a roost at night The building of the Georgia State Capitol at Atlanta develops the fact that granite can be quarried in Maine, shipped to Savannah, and thence carried by rail to Atlanta at a less cost thau it can be had in a quarry only sixteen miles away. j Bringing a Committee to Terms. Mr. Guenther, of Wisconsin, has brought the Kiver and Harbor Commit tee to terms by a trick that is unique if not admirable, says a Washington letter. The committee was rather scornful in its treatment of him during the time it was preparing the bill. He wanted money for the Fox and Wisconsin River im provement The committee would not admit him into its room to plead his case,, and kept it out of the bill. The other day Mr. Guenther sent up to the desk a bundle of amendments to the River and Harbor bill. The clerk looked them over and saw they were all in re lation to the Fox and Wisconsin im provement. The first proposed an ap propriation of $100,000 for that work ; the second, $09,000 ; the third, $98,000 ; the fourth. $97,000. and so on down to the fiftieth amount, which asked for $50,000. The clerk winked to Chair man Willis, who went to the desk to see what was up. In a moment he rushed to Guenther's desk. "Mr. Guenther," said the Chairman, "what on earth do you mean by those amendments ?" "Why, they mean jnst what they say. I want anything from $50,000 to $100,000 for the Fox and Wisconsin work," re plied Guenther. "Do you intend to debate each of those amendments ?" asked Willis "Certainly," said the Badger states man. "Then you'll kfll the bill, that's all " concluded the Chairman. ' "I shall be very sorry to cause Puch a result, but it is my dutv to secure my appropriation. That is what I'm here for." Willis went to his seat He knew that Guenther could talk three minutes on each of the fifty amendments, and bring on a debate that would prevent a vote on the River and Harbor bill during the session. The next day a member of the com mittee carried a message from Mr. Willis to Mr. Guenther saying that if he would withdraw his fifty amendments the committee would allow him $75,000 for the Fox and Wisconsin Rivera. ' On the floor, later, the Chairman stated the concession. SO WAGS THE WORLD. STRANGE, STARTMNO AND CtJRIOCS FVENTS DESCRIBED IN THB VOL BiHNS OF OCR EXCHANGES. A British Major's Stratagem A Death Trap A Burglar's Grave The Battle ol Smelling Salts. Etc., Etc. Maectjs. Warner, of Shusham, N. T., has been bothered by chicken thieves lately. A few nights ago he set a large steel trap at the entrance of his chicken coop door. He also loaded a shotgun with powder and fine salt and placed it at the door of the coop, so that when the door was opened the gnu would be discharged, and the intruder would receive the contents in his body while held in the jaws of the steel trap. The same day some friends of Warner's came to visit him. They drank cider all day and until late in the evening. When the visitors were ready to go Warner went to help them harness the horse. They broke a strap. Warner had one in the chicken coop. He forgot about the trap and the gun, and went after the strap. When he opened the door of the hen house he stepped in the trap. The gun went off. and bored a large hole in his side, making a fatal wound. The trap broke his leg. The timber rafts of the Rhine are a noticeable characteristic of that -river. They consist of timber felled in the mountain forests and brought down to the Rhine by theNeckar, Main, Moselle, and other rivers. The single logs are first hurled down from the heights into the mountain torrent, then a few are tied together and as they float down the streamlet grow like a snowball, till in the Rhine itself they are made into huge floating fabrics, which are carefully nav igated to Dorhecht and sold. A raft has often eight or ten small houses on it, and 400 to 500 people, rowers and pi lots. The vast pile is steered by means of immense oars, and is so constructed as to twist like a huge snake in the narrow channels. The sale of a single rait at the end of the voyage often realizes $150,000. During the retreat of Gen. Buller, the honors of the day fell to Major Wardrop, who, with thirteen men, stole cautiously round the enemy's right and foutd they had only a few Hundred rifle' men on the hills and no reserve spear men. Major Wardrop and his men keeping out of sight, sent volleys at a range of 800 yards on the enemy's flank. Leaving one man at this point to con tinue the firing he took the twelve others, and, as quickly as possible, pur sued the same tactics at three successive hills, giving the Arabs the impression that new bodies of British troops were arriving. The Mahdi's forces became panic stricken, ceased firing and re treated toward Metemneh, taking their guns and dead and wounded with them. A few remarks on the care of watches are made by a writer in the Popular Science Monthly. A good watch should be oiled once a year and cleaned once in three years. If a jeweler tells you that there is some very serious trouble or break in your watch which will cost sev eral dollars to get repaired, ask him to take the watch "down" and let you see the trouble. It itt better to wind one's watch in the morning than in the even ing, since, u you wind at nignt ana ex pose the watch to the cold, the chilling of the tightly, wound mainspring may break it Frequently empty out tne dust that accumulates in your watch pocket It will not injure a clock or watch to turn the hands backward. When the shsffc of the Washington Monument had been constructed to a height of 250 feet, one morning when the workmen ascended the elevator they were surprised to find a cat at the top. The animal was startled by their ap proach and jumped upon the wall of the monument One of the men went to ward it, and the cat, seeing no way of escape, jumped over the side to the ground. Instead of being smashed to atoms, as the workmen expected, upon reaching the ground, although evidently a little stunned, it got up and started to run away, when the watchman's dog caught sight of it and, seizing the cat by the neck, killed it On a farm near Oalion, Ohio, & large, partially hollow tree was being convert ed into firewood, when the sawyers were horrified upon sawing through the hol low near the solid part to find a man's head cleft from the body by the saw. A search revealed in the hollow part of the log, the body of a man, $800 in money, a pair of pistols and a kit of burglar's tools. It is supposed that the man crawled into the tree to hide, probably after committing a burglary and being unable to get out starved to death. The Winnsboro, 8. C, News relates that a colored man somewhat under the ordinary stature called on a lawyer of that place a few days ago and wanted to know if there was any chance to get a divorce. He explained that he was a Democrat and that his wife, who was evidently a muscular personage of Re publican and pugilistic propensities, had been whipping him ever since he voted for Hampton in 1876. He said he thought the Democratic party ought to do some thing for him. Mb. Charles H. Erwtn, of Painted Post, N. Y., has found by an extended experience that ice water, or water but a few degrees warmer than ice water. sprinkled upon cabbages during the heat of the day will kill the imported cabbage worm, lie iound tnat sucn an applica tion in the hot sun caused them to quickly let go their hold upon the leaves, roll to the ground and die, while the cab bages suttered nothing, but looked all the fresher for the application. A doctor who ought to know savB that the practice of the wholesale use of smelling salts, which came in with the universal fashion of carrying smelling bottles, is sure to have its influence upon the olfactory nerves sooner or later, and render the victim unable to distinguish cologne from asafcetida. More than all that, it causes headaches, sore throats and red noses. The last argument will have its weight The smelling bottle must go. The burial of a young woman who died of pneumonia in Salem, Mass., a week or so ago was postponed by rela tives of the deceased, who noticed color and warmth about her, which suggested to them that she might be in a trance. After five days, however, all the pros pects of restoration to life vanished. mortification set in and the. body "ras buried. Physicians, it is stated, could give no satisfactory reason for the warmth. - t The last of the prisoners taken during the Franco-Gbrinan war have just left Germany. oomo xurcos who, during their imprisonment, had killed a keeper oy wnom iney nad Deen badly used, and who, in consequence, had been con demned to imprisonment in a fortress readied (Joiogne the other dav from Wesel. - They were dressed in now uni forms, which had been sent to them by the French government M. Houzeau, of the Brussels Royal Observatory, has published the first result of the last transit of Venus, in which he places the sun's distance at 91, 756, 800 miles. Of the previous de termination of the distance made since 1862, Leverrier's was nearest, being 91 -357,000 miles. ' Of the 600,000 widows in India under nineteen years of age, who are pro hibited from marrying again, according to the laws of the country, 200,000 are less than fourteen years old, and 78,000 less than nine. Gifts from Husband to Wife. Judge Devens, of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, has given an opinion which will please every wife. A statute of that State allows a married woman to hold as her separate property among other things "articles necessary for her personal use acquired by gift from her husband." The question was whether a piauo given by a husband to his wife is an "article necessary for her personal "so," and as snch her property beyond the reach of his creditors. Judge Davens decides thatit is. "Arti cles necessary for her personal use," he cnys, "mnst include articles the Hse of which is attended with pleasure and en joyment, as boofe, musio, musical in rt rnments, or which might be used as a means of education or perhaps of ob taining a livelihood, as well as those which minister only to strictly physical comfort," ' DOWK THE RIVER. A WESTERN STEAMER ON ITS TRIP DOWN UED RIVER. AiThrilllna Episode Which Took Place on Board How a Child's Touch Softened the Heart of a Hardened Criminal. From Harper's Magazine. ' During the summer of 1870, a steamer was making its way down the Red River of the North for Fargo. In design and appearance it was of the usual Western type. And the Red River is of the same general order as most Btreams of the West a shallow zigzag of a stream, ap parently going nowhere in particular, but, for all that, in its own leisurely fashion, knowing its own business very well as it heads northward for Lake Winnepeg, now wide, now narrow, with here a bluff of poplar or oak upon its banks, and there a belt of willows bend ing down into the yellow-brown waters, while a few solitary log shanties at wide intervals tell of the settler's presence. There are but few passengers on the cabin deck of the steamer one or two officers of the Hudson Bay Company go ing on to their posts in the wilderness, a number of farmers and emigrants in tending to take up homesteads in Mani toba. One of the Hudson Bay Com pany's officers has with him his young wife and a child, a tiny girl three years old a pretty, prattling, fearless, fasci nating youg woman. She is every body's pet, from the rather dandy wheels man, who tries to entice her up to hia pilot-box, which towers above the vessel, down to the grizzled, grimy deck hands, whose acquaintance she has somehow or other made on the lower deck. On the floor of this lower deck, whith er she has been taken by her nurse, she has seen three men lying bound, chained hand and foot. They are on their way to be tried at Fargo, and the sheriff, who has effected their capture, never leaves them, for they are known to be desperate. Certainly there is no lamb like innocence about them. They con stantly talk to one another and to the sheriff, whom they call Bill, and who, to do him justice, enters fully and sym pathetically into all the exploits of the "boys." They are confessed ruffians and bullies, and they don't seem ashamed of it They guess the game is up, and they accept their fate, not cheerfully, but as a matter, of course. They swear, In a copious and charteris tio vocabulary of their own, against their ill luck; but they have got thar at last, and they know it. The little child came to them and looked at them curiously; they looked silently at her. They had probably never seen anything so dainty or so sweet before. She saw nothing in them to frighten her. So she advanced and spoke to them in her broken words; she even touched the tetters on the hands of one of them, and smiled in his face, and asked him what they were. The man smiled too, without replying. As she walked there was a sudden quick jerk of the whole ship, its further side ground jarringly against some unyield ing substance hidden in the water; it tilted over slightly, the child lost her balance, and, with a scream, fell over the side into the water. The vessel for an instant was stationary. The three prisoners saw her disappear. The pris oner to whom she had spoken, and whose handcuffs she had for a mo ment touched, exclaimed: "Don t ye shoot. Bill 1" Then quickly rolling him self over and over, he dropped into the water beside the child. As his hands were bound behind him. ho caught the child's dress in his teeth, and treading the water with his fettered feet, kept the child above-water until help oame. As everybody's attention was diverted to the opposite side of the steamer, it was some time before '.he boat from the ves sel reached them. But the child was saved. "Splendid," said the chief, with flash ing eyes. Yes, it was splendid, magnmceni, noble. Needless to say the thankful ness of the poor young mother or the eratitude of the father. "I guess you air a wnite man, jaus, after all." said the sheriff. . A parse was madwnp mong. the pas sengers for tho man, whose name was Erikir, a Scandivanian by birth. It was afterward learned that the sheriff told the story to the "jedge,"and the judge, with Western freedom, and that admiration lor a gallant act wnicn covers a multitude of sins, so arranged that when it was found that Erikir had mysteriously disappeared, nothing was done beyond a little official bluster, and he escaped. It would be interesting to know what was the result of the ep'sode upon the man. Was the mission of the child to save the man? It often is so. But nothing has ever since been heard of the fate of .Erikir. OLD BARNEY, THE MINE MULE. Thirty-five Years Underground Broouht to the Surface He Seeks Death. Three years ago a mule known as " Old Barney," having spent thirty-five successive years in drawing coal cars in the tunnels of Old Hickory colliery, at Coalbrook, Pa., was taken out of the mine by his owner and turned out to do as he pleased. Not having breathed any fresh air nor had a glimpse of daylight since 1850, Old Barney did not take kindly to his new hfe, and for weeks hung around the mine, recognizing the voices of the miners as they went in and came out, and giving every evidence that he was homesick and wanted to go back to the dark and gloomy chambers where he had grown old. He was unable to see in the day time for several days, but his sight gradually adapted itself to the new conditions. After Barney found that they were not disposed to let him back into the mine he quit going near it, and spent his time wandering alone about the neighborhood, makiug no spot his particular habitation, but being wel come everywhere, as he was known for miles around and respected as the mule that had lived thirty-five years in a coal mine. He acted as if he felt that he had been turned out as a useless appendage, and he had a perpetual look of melancholy on his faoe, and chose the most solitary spots, where he would sometimes remain for days at a time, communing with hinself. In spite of his melancholv and his years, his eyes were bright, his coat son and glossy, and his body in good flesh. Whenever he appeared in the mining villages, which he did frequently, he was always followed and surrounded by troops of miners' children, tugging at nis stubby tail, hanging to his mouse colored ears, and straddling his round back. He tolerated children without a protest, no matter what they did to him, but their merriment never dispelled his melancholy for a second. For a week or so past workmen have been blasting in a ledge of rocks near Old Hickory colliery, for the purpose of cutting a roadway through it Thurs day Old Barney came sauntering along from some place in the hills, and stopped to watch the men at work in the ledge. He evidently remembered the days of blasting in the mines, for every time the men made a charge ready and sought a place of safety to await the explosion Old Barney would take himself off too, re turning after the blast had gone off. After a half hour or so of solemn en joyment of this kind Old Barney walked off and disappeared behind the ledge, and the men soon forgot all about him. An hour later they put in an extra large blast, and retired as usual to their safe retreat About the time they expected to hear the report and see the fragments of rocks flying about, what was their as tonishment to see Old Barney reappear around the ledge and walk deliberately up to within six feet of the burning fuse. It was too late to drive him away, for the fuse would be burned to the powder before the men could go ten feet toward the mule. They turned their heads. The blast went off like a can non, and poor Old Barney was thrown a rod away and torn to pieoes by a mass of rucks the concussion hurled from the ledge. No one can convince any one who ever knew Old Btrney that he did not place himself in the way of the blast, knowing well what the result would be, for the purpose of ending a life that had become burdensome to him. "Bashful girls get the best hus bands," says a ladies' magazine. 1 CRESCENT CITY ODDITIES. A Very Leisurely Way of Extinguishing Fires in New Orleans. From a letter to the N. T. Sun. There was considerable excitement in upper St Charles avenue at four o'clock in the afternoon, which illustrated the workings of the New Orleans Fire De partment. The fires are taken care of by volunteers, who are not unlike the old New York fire laddies as far as influence and pull is concerned, but behind them in snap and grit They go to the scene of the conflagration at a fast walk, and come homo with their arms over one another's shoulders, singing musically. Every man is a boss, and if the fire is a dangerous one the men keep right on singing and stand resolutely out of harm's vay. The system of conveying news of a fire strikes an observer at first blush as being full, rounded, and oomplete. When a fire breaks out all a citizen has to do is to go and telephone to a bell tower, the alarm is then given, and prep arations by the firemen to attend the scene of the conflagration ensue. This afternoon the people loitering near St Andrew's street, on St. Charles avenue which is the Fifth avenue of New Orleans had their attention at tracted to a big white house by a crowd of negroes who were looking over a fence at a smoking chimney on an ex tension. "Mus be a fiah," remarked a red- whiekered man, pensively. "It'll make a mighty purty fiah eft buns th' hull haouse," answered his neighbor, with an air of shrewd predic tion, as he partook of half a paper of tobacco, and leaned more comfortably against the honse. Time wore on, the crowd increased in numbers, the flames appeared coyly at the base of the chiiu ney, and began to advance toward the ridge pole, it was a curious crowd. One half was made up of lazy negroes and open-mouthed children, and the other of round-shouldered, hollow-cheeked and dull-eyed men. All wore scraggy beards, and were invariably in-Kempt and siov enly. After the fire had been burning some time longer the man with the red beard, who seemed to be the most vigorous and bustling citizen of them all, opened his mouth several times with the palpable intention of saying something. The prospect of going to so much trouble discouraged him three times, and then he drawled : "Seems t'me as how th' people in th' haouse might be told uv that there fiah, eh ?" This suggestion did not meet with much encouragement, and the red' whiskered mau lapsed into permanent silence. A moment later a tall, dark eyed, and willowy young woman dashed out of the house and appealed excitedly to tue crowd: "The house is a burnin' up 1 Gentle men, won't some of yo' go an' give the alarm, an' please come in and help us put it out v jNot a man moved, sue was very much excited, and, leaving the crowd of stolid men, she ran down the street and started a fat-cheeked young mau at the telephone. He yelled "Hel-l-o-o-o-o" twenty-six times before" he caught his breath, and the girl left him still at it, She hurried back, and found that a young negro, who bore the somewhat unexpected name of Haggerty, was on the roof of the extension pouring water on the flames. After ten minutes work the fire was all extinguished; but the crowd of sombre men stood there for ne.-rly an hour thereafter, saying and doing absolutely nothing. Eventually a bov was sent down to relieve the fat- cheeked enthusiast who had bawled at the telephone disk until his voice had become a husky cross between a sough and a cough. Before the last traces of the event had disappeared a white-faced policeman ar rived." He was smoking a brown paper cigarette, and carried a big green um brella under his arm. He looked sad. and dragged his rather ample feet after him slowly. After borrowing a bit of pencil from a small boy and a piece of paper from the red-whiskered man, he leaned against the post and drawled mournfully, "I'Jl jia' wait .ruaali uiitV. someun comes out o de haouso an then make a report" An hour later he was still waiting. THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARD. What Burdette has to Sny About the Lord of the Zephyrs. Dearly beloved, if you want to have fun, get up a lecture aad bring it out West when the blizzards are ripe. .Last Saturday I drove from Hillsdale, Iowa, to Tabor. It was only eight miles, and it wasn't so awfully cold. Somewhere between an inch and an inch and three- quarters down below the dot; but as I had breathed the balmy air of Wisoon sin only a week before at 32 degrees below the belt 1 didn't mind a little thing like that But Monday morning I made a drive of twelve miles across the coun try from Tabor to Malvern, A young student of Tabor college, Gilbert Brooks, took me down, because he knew the roads of the country and the ways of the blizzard. Now, when it blows out in this land it blows. It doesn't stop for the cold and it doesn't stop to inquire the way. It blows a thousand miles a minute, and if it finds a snow drift locat ed not to suit it, it just moves the drift into a new place and sweeps the old ground parfeotly bare of snow. And cold ? The hot bricks froze to our feet, less or more. We rattled over the rough, frozen roads where the ground was bare, then we would plunge into snow drifts up to the horses corsets, and all the time the pitiless wind, sweeping all the way down from Alaska, whirled the light snow into our faoes and searched out every crevice and wrinkle in blanket. and ulster. Hbade of the great white bear, but it was cold ! And as far as the eye could reach across the great white drift ed prairies the snow went sweeping, whirling into fantastic circles, rising in great gyrating columns, combing over like ocean breakers; mile after wintry mile the Arctic dance went on, and the ghostly squadrons of the frozen north went charging over these measureless plains, and ever the fierce sweep of the sibilant, hissing winds, for there is no forest here for them to sing and roar through. Time and again the horses turned their heads away from the fierce onset of the snow and the blast, and only the skillful driving of my comrade kept them in the road and "laid in the leads.' The only living souls we saw in those twelve miles of storm and cold were three little country children going to school ! two boys and a little girl. That's Western stock for you. As we passed them the boys hailed us cheerily: "Mister, gimme a ride !" That's boy all over. Then getting from Malvern to Council Bluffs, I stayed in the Wabash Railway station all day, fraternizing joyously with the tramps iu the common comfort of a red hot stove and waiting for a train. There were good hotels only a tquare away, but bless you, you couldn't have pulled me away from that stove with a stump machine. All trains late. Nothiug in on the "Q," the "cannon ball" stuck in the snow down at Humes ton. The belated brakeman, on a stray freight waiting for orders and a thaw, said he thought I might go down ou 22, if she wont on 18's time, get off at the "Y and catch the four sixteen passen ger down the branch and meet 67 at the siding when she came up ou construction as far as bridge 3-1, and then jump the gravel for the junction and make second 16 or extra 10, lie couldn't say which, as far as the slow board at the "Q" crossing, and then I could run wild and get to the .tilufls on 2. "l wo what 7 says I. "Two logs," says he, andhonestlvlthinkthatis the way would have gone if Wabash mail hadn t thawed out in time to land me in Council Bluffs, just in time to freeze mv ear, which I did, walking from the opera house to the U. P. dummy for Omaha. Come out and freeze up with the conutry. "The blast that blows from the upland plain Will make me wild 1" What Thet Did Tim f,t.if.uf,i.nn oats TIia rvf ,v . uwcju xiiiuui tuui aub of the Board of Aldermen recently was the unanimons concurrence in the Coun cil resolution prohibiting loud talking. K.xguiug w BuiuKiug in or near the vesti bule of any church in the oity during the nuxouip. FARM AND GARDEN. .SEASONABLE llINTM ABOUT WORK FROM THE "AMERICAN AGRIt L't. TUKMT" FOlt JJIAKCII. Live Stock Noteg-Orrlinrd and Fruit Gar. den Kitchen Garden. Live Stock Notes. This is a trying month for live stock, and they will need extra care until the pastures produce sufficient herbage. All animals should be kept from exposure to the long, cold storms. We have seen many flocks and herds that were obliged to be in deep mud continuously through the spring. The yards should be properly drained, and the floors of the sheds and feeding rooms kept dry. Horses have heavy work at this season, and need to be fed and groomed accordingly. Much de pends upon the driver; let him be pa tient and gentle. Fretting horses are never doing their best. Milch cows thrive when kept clean and fed with an abund ance of wholesome food. Let the milk ing be done by careful hands, otherwise new cows will be spoiled, and old ones dried off. Early lambs, with their dams, need warm pens. As the days grow warmer, the tieks get more aotive. Dip the infested sheep in one of the prepa rations sold for the purpose. For lice on calves, pigs and fowls, nothing is better than grease or kerosene. Speak now for June pigs. Give brooding liens clean nests, with food close at hand. Be an "early bird in the spring. Obchabd and Fruit Garden. To many readers this month is the end of winter, rather than the beginning of spring, and may be devoted to com pleting unfinished winter work. Those who propose planting, whether an orchard or but a few trees, should lose no time in sending their orders to a nursery. Look out for those glib tongued tree-nts, who pretend to represent a ntt Aery in good repute, but fill their orders with refuse stock, which they buy wherever they find it, and label it to suit In an orchard to supply fruit for market, do not have too many kinds. For a Bear market, early apples are likely to be most profitable. An orchard to supply the family, should comprise varieties from the earliest, to those that are the longest keepers. Land for an orchard should be the best on the farm, instead of the poorest. Prepare it by manuring, plowing and harrowing as soon as it can safely be done. When nursery trees arrive, do not be in a hurry to plant Heel in the trees, and take time to plant carefully. Neglected peach trees grow ill-shaped, with long limbs which often break. If each spring, half to two-thirds the length of the shoots of the former year is cut away, the result will be a compact head, and more and better fruit Prune large, limbs on all kinds of trees before the buds swell. Grape vines not pruned last fall should be attended to at once. Plant raspberries and blackberries as soon as the soil can be worked. Grafting is often done too early, and the eions long exposed to drying winds will perish; wait until the swelling of the buds. If cions are not already secured, cut them before vegetation starts. Canker-worms come out early. Apply protection to the trees now. The sim plest is a band of thick brown paper, a foot or more wide, tacked aronnd the trnnk. On this paint a band of pine-tar, which should be renewed if from any cause it does not remain adhesive. Kitchen Garden. Plants wintered in cold frames must be hardened by ex posure every day, and at night also, if the weather is not severe. They may be set out whenever the ground can be made ready. Hot-beds may yet be made. Start seed potatoes for the earliest crop. If the supply of seeds has not been ordered, attend to it at once. As early as the ground can be made ready, plant out onion sets and potato onions, and horseradish sets. If the soil is in proper condition, sow seeds of beets, early turnips, radishes, lettuce, cress, parsnips, spinach, salsify, and other hardy vegetables, including peas. Sow seeds of asparagus, and plant roots as directed. If a new planting of rhu barb is needed, make it early. Cut up old roots, securing a bud to each piece, and plant in Jiighly manured soil, four feet apiiit w.y.- cvide or put in order tools t-d implements, make boxes, crates or other market packages, and have all properly marked. Manure should be accumulated. Take care that the heaps do not get overheated. Secure bean-poles, and pea-brush before the foliage appears. Roots and bulbs from which seeds are to be raised, should go into the ground as soon as it can be made ready. IN POTERTY IN THEIR OLD AGE. The Senior Members or the Peak Family of Swiss Bell It I nacre In an Almshouse. Mr. and Mrs. William Peak, senior members of the Peak family of "Swiss Bell Ringers," who were very popular throughout the country a few years ago, have become inmates of the Court laud county, N. Y., almshouse, having lost their property and being unable longer to compete with the newer attrac tions of the stage. Their family has been broken up by death and the with drawal of their children from the com pany, and they have been trying to maintain themselves by giving concerts in the small villages in northern Penn sylvania and southern New York. Their traveling equipment was burned in Waverly, and they became stranded in Jamestown. They were admitted to the county house on New Year's Day. Mr. Peak is 76 years old and his wife is 75. They are very sensitive about their situation, but hope yet to recover their old position and to maintain them selves. Mr. Peak has the melodeon which they used for thirty years in their public performances, and the fine-toned glasses on which he played with wooden mallets. They play sometimes for the other Inmates of the poorhouse and their presenoe is greatly appreciated. They are natives of Medford, Mass., whore, at the age of 15, Mr. Peak played the organ for the Unitarian church. Forty years ago they joined John B. Gough in his temperance crusade in New England and traveled with him sev eral years. HThey recall his cravings for narcotics after he had quit the use of liquor, and how he was hissed in Tre- mont Temple, Boston, after his tem porary lapse in New York. The tour of the original Swiss Bell Ringers with P. T. Barnum gave Mr. Peak the idea of organizing'iyh a company, and when the Switziljireturned to .their . own country, through Barnum he bought their bells, learned their use, and taught his wife and children. William Henry. Fanny, Julia, Eddie, and Lisetta. .The two latter are dead. William Henry is in Australia, Fannie is widowed and liv ing in Jamestown, Dakota, and Julia, now Mrs. William Blaisdell, is in Cali fornia. Their family, except William Henry's wife, do not know of their desti tution. Mr. Peak lost $20,000 in specu lation in St Paul, and more in a theatri cal venture at Pike's Peak. They will probably go to the Old Folk's Home in Elsworth. Had Better Hold Out An unpopular fellow who had some how managed to become a member of an exclusive West End Club, made him self obnoxious to his fellow clubmen bv continually swaggering on the steps at the entrance. One day, soon after he had taken up his position, a Major X , m passing him, said: "I say, Isaacs, I could get up a sub scription of 500 for you in the club if you would only take your name off the books. So M went off to a friend of his. Q , and said: "What do you think, Q ? I have been grossly insulted by Major X . He said that if I would take my name off the club-books he would get up a subscription of 500 for me. What would yon do? '"Well," replied Q , "if I were you I would not take it; stand out, and I shouldn't be surprised if you got a thou sand." The French Canadians, it would ap pear from their journals, are against sending any Canadian force to the Son dan, lest they chonH be dragged into a war against their mother couutry. Snch a war, tho J'resse thinks, may very pos sibly arise over the proprietorship of the Suez Canal. THE TOWN SIGNAL SERVICE SOME OLD CUSTOMS BTIIX CARRIED OUT IN NBW KNULAMB. What the State of Vermont Is Doln for the Farmers' Benefit. From the New Tork Sun. In some of the New England villages the curfew still tolls the knell of parting day at 9 o'clock in the evening, when the virtuous villager is supposed to get him home and to bed. At 12 o'clock, noon, the ringing of the same bell pro claims to the village that nooning and dinner time are come. Bed time and dinner time are thus obligingly signalled to the community ; and in some of the Vermont towns it seems that public proclamation of the state of the weather is made at the expense of the town. Some scientific person of Chelsea, in the Green Mountain State, invites attention to a plan "for signalling the Government weather indications by steam whistles and other means." The signal service sends out six different varieties of pre diction, and the Vermont scientist pro poses that the different predictions for each day shall be disseminated among the country folk remote from telegraph offices, morning newspapers and bulletin boards, by means of blasts of varying length on steam signal whistles. These are the six kinds of weather and the six blasts: "No. 1. Signifying fair or probably fair weather for the next seventeen hours. "No. 2. Foul or probably foul weather for the same period. "No. 8. Fair at first and changing to foul before the end of the term. "No. 4. Foul and changing to fair. "No. 5. Doubtful, irregularly vari able. "No. 6. Unseasonable frosts or cold waves. "No. 6 is given only as an occasional supplement to some one of the other five. The number to be signalled is sent to the engineer having charge of the whistle. After the first long, unbroken blast, given usually at about 7 o'clook a. m. , there is a pause of five seconds, then for No. 1 a five-second blast, for No. 2 two such pauses and blasts, three for No. 3, four for No. 4 and five for No. 5. After the regular blasts (one of the first five) and another five-second pause, No. 6 may be given by five two-second blasts with two-second pauses. Nos. 3 and 4 will hint at the probabilities for the day after." So the remote farmer can lie abed, al though we are afraid he never does lie abed after seven o'clock in the morning, look at the signal oode tacked on the wall, and wait for the long unbroken blast and its successor. If it is summer and a live-second blast is blown after a pause of five seconds, he can be assured that it will be safe to open the hay that morning; and if it is a winter morning when tho blast is blown, he will prompt ly set the hired man to picking over the potatoes in the cellar. And so on through the code. The new system has been adopted in the town of Randolph, where th9 signal blasts are regularly given at 6:30 every morning. The-author of the plan hopes that the Selectmen of other Vermont towns will insert in the March meeting warrants a proposal for the establish- ment of signal whistles. Aanybody outside of Vermont who is interested in the plan may address suggestions about it to J-iock Hox A'l. (Jheisea, v t. SO MORE OLEOMARGARINE. New Yorkers Now Rnlins Good Butter while Outsiders have Butterine. From the N. Y. World. For eight months the people of New York have been eating butter. Before that time or, to be more definite, pre vious to the 1st of last J une, the majority of the residents of New York city and State spread oleomargarine on their bread. Then the stringent law forbid ding the manufacture or sale of butterine or any form of oleomargarine was passed, and since then very little bogus butter has been sold m Hew York State. The penalty flue and imprisonment is so great and tne 'watchfulness of oleo margarine antagonists so keen that throughout the entire State there is only one establishment where the "made" butter is sold at wholesale, and this establishment is exceedingly care ful in its selection of customers, and will only sell to old dealers who are well known to them. The farmers keep Mr. Va'kenburg, a special agent, in New York city all the time to search out and punish oflenders against the law. Before the law went into effect dealers in butter declared loudly that the result of driving oleomargarine from the home market would be to so increase the price of butter as to make it practically be yond the reach of the poor man s purso. But the effect has, singularly enough, been just the reverse. Good butter was never so cheap as it has been since the exit of oleomargarine and as it is to-day, Just as much of the bogus stuff is manu factured throughout the country as ever before, but none of it finds its way into New York. It goes to Philadelphia, New Jersey and Connecticut, and all the little towns in the States surrounding iNew York are choked up with the arti ficial product From Massachusetts to Colorado there is hardly a city or village where the quantity of oleomargarine sold does not approximate closely the sales of butter. And so New York gains at the expense of her sister States. Il linois dairymen manufacture great quan tities of first-class butter and ship it to New York, where it is sold for from 27 to 35 cents, while they and their families buy and eat a first-class quality of oleo margarine for 15 cents a pound. The prohibitory law has sent more butter to the New York market than ever caYne before, and the result is that the poor resident of the metropolis is luxuriating on the best butter at 35 cents a pound, whilo his brother iu surrounding cities is forced to buy oleomargarino. It is fun for New Yorkers, but not so funny for outsiders. Nearly all the butter factories have moved from New York to Philadelphia, though a few yet remain. They do not, however, manufacture oleomai-gnrino, but turn out a product which they call oil of beef, and which is exported in large quantities. Holland takes the bulk of the product, and converts it into butter, thongh the stuff is sold all over Eugland, and in every city on the Con tinent, and the American tourist on his summer vacation cats native oleomarga rine at his London hotel and spreads it on his bread in the French capital. Tho trans-Atlantic food expert argues that it is all one whether the fat globules of cream are converted into butter, or whether the fat globules of the cow's suet are so converted. So there has been littlfl opposition abroad to the bogus stuff. Some idea of the extent of the traffic iu oleomargarino can bo formed when it is remembered that one house iu New York city, not a manufacturer, sold over 50,0'JO pounds of the product per day, or enough to feed one-fourth the popu lation of the city. And this from one establishment alone. An Unhappy Humorist "In Chicago," said James 'Whitoomb Kiley, "I reooutly saw a humorist with a sad heart, Ten Eyck White, the author of 'Lakeside Musings' iu the Chicago Tribune. He was sent once to visit the Wiscousiu poet, Miss Fannie Drisooll, aud secure all of her contributions for the Tribune. He not only bongl up all of the lady's writings, but he Jivon her heart as well and married her. She died in less than a year, and Mr. WJiite ever since her death has lived apart from men so far as possible. He is reserved, melancholy, lonely, and seldom laughs or talks. He toils and makesthers merry, but is himself a stranger to mirth." m Want them Fbesii. "Our pfc.ple want only tho freshest in the dramatio market," said the Dakota dramatio critic to tha representative of an East ern tragedian. "I know this 'Merchant of Venice' yon talk about. I saw it in S vlt Lake as far back as '81. No such, wormy chestnut will go down with i cultured community that had 'Youngn Mrs. Winthrop aud tlie 'Bandit King three months after they were brought out at Drury Lane." bod's Sarsaparilla Is prepared in the moit careful manner bj men fully conrersant with all the details of practical pharmSrf. The combination and proportion of sarsaparilla. dande. lion, mandrake, reltow dock, and other remedial agents, is exclusively peculiar to Hood's Sarsaparilla, and un known to other medicines, thus giving to Hood's Sar saparilla strength and curative power surpassing every other preparation. "This certifies that Hood's Sarsaparilla has been used with perfect success in our family for canker in the stomach and impure blood. I consider my little one entirely cured, and shall continue its use as a fxnaily medicine." Msg. F. . Burton, Somerville, Uass. Purifies the Blood "I was for some time troubled with boils, haring 1st. eral of them at a time. Aftr en.luring about all t could bear. I tojk Hood's SarsaparHla. Four or five bottles entirely cured me, and I have had no symptoms of the return of the boils. I cheerfully recommend Hood's Sarsaparilla to all like afflicted. E. N. NIGHT INGALE, Quincy, Maes. Hood's Sarsaparilla Bold by all druggists. $1; six for $5. Made only by O. I. HOOD & (JO., Apothecaries. Lowell. Mnas. IOO Doses One Dollar THE LUNCII BASKET. A WESTERN EDITOR DISCOVERS THAT IT IS NOT JMEAM TO CARRY ONE. Bon- Fife Opinion of a FeNowPasaencer was Changed and the Way It Hap penedA Wise Couple who Enjoyed 1 ueuiselves. There is one thing I wont to impress upon people who design traveling south, and that is the importance of a lunch basket, says Peck, the Western editor. Leave your trunk, and valise, if neces sary, but cling to your lunch basket. There are some good hotels at places where you will be apt to stop, but the eating houses are snch that a lunch basket with a piece of bologna sausage, will be a picnic. I have in my mind a lunch basket that will take the cake, and if I ever get where an outfit can be procured, it will materialize. First I want an alcohol lamp big enough to heat a pint of water, a little teapot and a few thiugd like that, and then let nature take its course. I will have in the basket some small cans of sardines, deviled ham, etc., butter, salt, pepper, mustard, etc., then I can buy a loaf of bread anywhere, and a can-opener that is warranted to keep in any climate, that will cut a dog in two if necessary. Borne people think it looks small to carry a lunch basket. I used to think so, but I was converted the other day by a fellow who didn't look as though he knew half as much as I did. Everybody was hungry, the train was late, and we were looking for an eating saloon forty miles ahead. This man that did not know much, apparently, remained in the car with his wife, when the rest of the gang fell over each other to get to the lunoh place, and I thought wh:rt a close -lis ted fellow he must be not to go to dinner. He looked real sort of "near" and I thought he was probably some cheap hand that was not going to eat till he got to New Orleans. His wife seemed a real nice sort of a person, and if the man had not looked so ugly I wonld have invited his wife to go out to dinner, but I didn't want any fuss, and I thonght if he wanted to starve her it was his business and not mine. Well, we went out and had a catch-as-catch-can wrestle with the poorest meal that ever was. Oh, it was awful. Seal skin boots of the arctio would have been pie compared to it- Take a piece of this sawdust and rosin kindling wood, such as the grocers sell, and spread on some axle grease, and it will be a banquet be side that meal. After I had tasted of a few things, I went out of the dining room and back to the car, chewing a toothpick. It was an excellent tooth pick, too, but it did not fill the want long felt. I went in the car prepared to lie down and die, die thinking of some of the meals we had last summer. When I went in the car that man and his wife were surrounding a lunch that made me faint to look at. They had spread out one of the tables in the Pullman car, and opened a basket that I had not noticed before, and tbe table was loatied with chicken, and sandwiches, and cake, and everything, and a little tea pot over an alcohol lamp was filling the car with an aroma that made me respect that man. Somehow he looked like a thor oughbred. "Well, what sort of a dinner did you get out thar ?" he asked me. I had talked with him during the fore noon about raising hogs, and the war in Egypt, and the transmigration of the soul, and the price of wheat, etc, and felt acquainted, so I told him it was the worst meal that ever was, and he told his wife to hitch along and let me sit down, and he handed me a leg of a hen and a biscuit, and his wife poured out a cup of tea. There is no use of talking. they saved my life, and I want to say right here that that man whom I thought didn't have any sense had more than the whole carload, and he is my friend from this out. So, don't forget the lunch basket when you go South, A Peculiar English Woman. The Catholic society of Englar l lost, by the death of Lady Georgiana Fuller- ton, one of its most characteristic ngures, "It is Lady Georgiana or a beggar," said a lady once, who caught sight of an ap proaching visitor. Her dress was of a kind so extremely dowdy that one won dered where she got it from; but to the mortifications she made for herself she by no means desired to condemn her friends. She liked the young people about her to be as bright and gay as the rules of their religion would allow them to be; and she took care to be the only thing that had not the last finish from Paris about it at her dinner table. Her manners were of the sweetest, and they were not the result so much of a studied politeness as of natural goodness of heart and fastidiousness of taste. It was told of her that she once took the place of a woman who swept a London cross ing, so that the woman might go to mass, and that nobody noticed the dif ference. Yet she was equally at ease in the appointed place at her husband's table, groaning under its weight of gold plate. Latterly Lady Georgiana had lived almost entirely at Bournemouth, which suited her own and her husband's growing infirmities. The Broken British Square. The dispatches from Mr Wi!liuns, of the Central News Agency, regarding the first fight at Abu Klea, and which were suppressed by Lord Wolseley, are pub lished in London. Their chief point of interest in their showing that tho break ing cf the British square in that battle was not due to overwhelming nnmbers, but to a blunder by Colonel Fred Burn ahy, which cost him his life. He was in comniaud, of the dismounted cavalry on one side of the square and seeing a heavy Arab force advancing, ordered and led a charge upon them. He dashed forward, bat was killed at the first shock, and hia men were hurled back after a terrific ficht hand to hand. Everythinar on that side was confusion for some min utes. The Arabs poured into the square and were nearly successful in breaking it to pieces. Mr. Williams positively as serts that Burnaby made his headlong rush entirely without authority. A Clear Yoice. Mr. Charles T. Krebs, 737 Madison avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, well known in banking circles, certifies to the excel lence of the Bed Star Cough Cure. A few doses speedily cured his niece of severe hoarseness and sore throat. It is pleasant to take. No one can bo poi soned by this remedy, which is free from opium, morphia and other dangerous drugs. PltlNCE HEMinnPIl'- wliniA rTianraAU , " u.-JVLUUlb. able life has just closed, once played ecarta with Kliaiil Bev for Rtakoa $10,000 per game. In an hour and a half Khalil won 8100,000, but they kept on all night aud by morning DemidofT was ahead bv San 000 Tl.o int hausted. then fell nsleen nn fVm fl. but at noon they awoke, ate a little and (drank a good deal, aud resumed play. They kept at it, with short intervals of eating and drinking, until noon the next day, when neither was able to hold the cards longer. Khalil was the winner of tho long ooutest by $200,000. Purifies, enrichee. and vitalizes the blood, stimulate the digestion, and strengthens the whole body, effect ing remarkable cures of scrofula, salt rheum, all hu mors, dyspepsia, biliousness, headache, kidney and liver complaint, catarrh, rheumatism, and that tired feeling caused by Change of climate, season or life. 'Two years ago I Commenced taking Hood's Sar saparilla. I had been Buffering from a serer pain in my stomach for a ldng time and bad tried differ ent kinds of medicines, but failed to get relief un til I used Hood's Sarsaparil a. It helped itte after taking part of a botJe. Now when t feel any of the symptoms I take it and it helps me." H. J. Co6b, Bath, N. H, Strengthens the System "For three months 1 Was son fined to the house with kidney and liver disease t was very much ran down. with no appetite and hd a cough. I bought bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilla, and soon began to gain. Now I an so that I can do a good deal of work. 1 hate much faith In Hood's Saraaparilla'-MBS. T. F, RlTXOLDS, Fleming, N. Y. Hood's Sarsaparilla Soldby alldrugfristii. fl;iizfor$S. Hade only by O. I. HOOD 1 CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, iLm. I OO Doses One Dollar The Member who was Left. A Washington letter says: I heard a member the other day bitterly reproach ing some of the lackeys about the hall a A 1 TT A -. t V T oi toe uouse ior ineir negieci oi mm. "They all know I haven't been re elected," he explained, "and it is all that I can do to get any service ont of them. The member who sits next to me has been returned, and if he makes the slightest signal half a dozen pages will fly toward him with the utmost alacrity. I frequently beat my hands together until they are almost blistered without attracting their attention, and when I do succeed, they move toward me as leisurely as you please, and execute my orders with a display of condescension that would be amusing if it were not so annoying." "Perhaps you have incurred their dis pleasure in some way," I suggested, "and their neglect of you is not due to your defeat." "No, indeed," was the reply. "Before I went home, last spring, all the clerks, messengers and pages were most assidu ous in their attentions. But when I came back in December, after getting left at the election, I found that they re garded me as a person of very little im portance, and since that time have been inclined to look upon me in the light ol an intruder. It is so with all the mem bers who have failed of re-election. They are all making complaints, and I guess they have reason to. I tell yon that these fellows who hang about the Capitol picking up the crumbs that fall from the Congressional table have a keen eye for the main chance and no use whatever for a statesman whose days of official life are numbered." It Mhonl 1 be Generally Known that the multitude of diseases of a scrofulous nature generally proceed from a torpid con dition of the liver. The blood becomes im pure because the liver does not act properlv and work off the poison from the system, and the certain results are blotches, pimples, erup tions, swellings, tumors, ulcers ana kindred affections, or settling upon the lungs and poisoning their delicate tissues, until ulcera tion, breaking down and consumption Is es tablished. Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medical Dis covery" will, bv acting upon the liver and purifying-the blood, cure all these diseases. It costs tho Government 89000 a year to maintain Jthe White House, exclusive of the President's salary. Ltdia E. Piskham's Vegetable Compound strengthens the stomach and kidneys and aids digestion. Is equally good for both sexes. Fertile land can be purchased in Mexico at 36 cents au acre. File Tumors when neglected or improperly treated often degenerate into cancer. By our new and im proved treatment without knife, caustic or salve, we cure the worst cases is ten to thirty days. Pamphlet, references and terms, three letter stamps. World's Dispensary Medical Association, 063 Main Btreet, Buffalo. N. Y. New Yoke's directory contains DOO.OatJ name?, which indicates a population of 1,500,145. The purest, sweetest and best Cod Liver Oil in tbe world, manufactured from fresh, healthy livers, upon the seashore. It is absolutely pure "and sweet. Patients who have once taken it pre fer it to all others. Pbyaioiana hare decided it superior to any of the other oils in tbe market. Made by Caswell, Hazard A Co., New York. Chapped-hands, face, pimples and rough skin cured by using Juniper Tar Soap, made by Caswell, Hazard & Co., New York. Don't hawk, and blow, and spit, but use Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy. Dynamite has thirty times the force of gun powder. After using all the humbug liniments and salves with sure failure, go and get of your druggist a Hop Plaster. The strongest aud best porous plaster ever made. Vastly su perior to all other external remedies. The complete pain-allaying virtues of fresh Hops combined with srengthening Gums and Bur gundy Pibh. 25c. . The French Government paid the Inventor of oleomargarine 10,000 francs for his work. Ely Br-'s., I have used two bottles of your Cream Balm for Catarrh since December. A sore in my nostril the cause of much suffer inghas entin ly healed ; have used no other medicine. 'I his Kpnng I feel better, can walk and work with more ease than I have in any spring since 1861. Mary E. Ware, Hopefnl,Va. Of the 166 varieties of snakes in this coun try only 22 are venomous. Mothers. If you are failing; broken, worn out and ner vous, use "Wells' Health itenewer." yi. JJgsta. Important. When yon visit or leave New York city, sav stop at the Grand Union Hotel, opposite Grand uentrai depot. 600 elegant rooms, fitted np at a cost of one muuon dollars, ri ana upward per dar. .Euro pean plan. Elevator. Bestaurant supplied with the best. Horse cars, stages and elevated rail road to all depots. Families can live better for less money at the Grand Union Hotel than at any other hrst-class hotel in the city. A. Hundred Years miidit he suent in search of a remedy for Catarrh, Cold in the Head and Hay Fever, without finding tbe equal of r.iy s uream uaitu. it is applied with the nnger. Bing pleasant and safe; it supersede the use of all liquids and snuffs. Its effects is magical. It relieved at ouce and cures many cases which baffle physicians. Price 50 cents at druggists. 6 J cents by mail. Ely Bros., Owego, N. Y. "Koaitb on Concha." Ask for "Bough on Cough," for Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat, Hoarseness. Troches, 15c. Liquid, 25c Wouldst see blithe looks, fresh cheeks beguile, Aye, wonldst see December smile? Wouldst see hosts of new roses blow? Carboline mnkes the hair to grow On the baldest of heady. Thin People. "Wells' Health Renewer" restores health and vigor cures Dyspepsia, Impotence, Sexual De bility, tl. I am on my pecond bottle or Ely's Cream Balm, being a sufferer from catarrh since I was a child, but with this medicine I am being cured. Wni. Ij. Dayton, Brooklyn. "Hoiifh on Pain." Cures colic, cramps, diarrhoea; externally for aches, pains, sprains, headache, neuralgia, rheumatism. For man or beast 20 and 60a. roa special kited tor advertising In this paper apply to the publisher of the paiar. f'O, Fr? from Oniates. Kmeticm aiui 4o4fmJt. A PROMPT, SAFE, SURE CURE For Conch, Hor Thront, BorMnM, Tnflvenaft, t'olik ltronchltln. Croup, W hoopla Cok, Asthma, Qu1nY, 1'nfn ! Cht, ami otbar fl.x-tlniii tif the Throat ul Lang. Fmiom 50 Ciktb a Hottls. at DutToairrB wn DsALSMb TUE UUUI.K8 A. TOtiKI.F.R COBPANT, nnlUmaro, HmtjImiA, V. B. A. SAVE Hi! I Your Father, Us I burnt. brotlit.p fv.... 31.' a ' . inu.i, can pe ifl I "aveiMroiu Lnv of r. ,i intojucaiinkr Drink effectually and Ra:ei: i.y th f a new medical preirati.m railed 1'hcenixm. : t ran be KKen w th. put In kriowledw in tea. eoffee, etc. It la entirely hsrml. HH, bu t eauaes at ouee a dtBtaate for drink wlueb shortly become a positive aversion to it We are constantly r-celviiiK testimonials Irnm onoe yretche.1 but now haiiy horn a iu reward to iti ef" flracy. Aot h M bu tirngai!, for fear of adulters, tion. $1. Sent in plain wrapper. 1'hoiniiia re, m Bedford Avenue Brooklyn. V. Y. MXL Co- FTIO introduce and seli tuift trade th well-kn'wn and 1 celebrated Cirarsot tin NliW YORK HAVANA CIGAil rOMPASt. l-iboral arrangements. Salaki or Una mission uid to ri-tu rain. For furiosi particulars mid tenni adlr4a, at once, Tbsw Vork iV Havana t iiar Co.. 67 Bread way, New York orplilne Ilnbti ('srrit i. to 'ill dure. No vay till cured Ila. i. BraraaMS, Lebanon, (juio " TIUDEMABIC mmmmm ; "r- , ; . mi m .y. mssm ITlSASPECIFlCi IT IS RELIABLES! rofi In tsilitn Kidney & Liver) Bright Dl MM, Pains In Troubles! 1 tbe Back. Xrins SUdder, Urinary nrSldest Botasv. and Liver Diseases, Vropey, QraTeland Ition aw JTonJ Betentloa of Diabetes. 0"rine.v' N HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I " It mtem Biliousness, Headache, Jatmdloo, Boo V Btomaefe, Dyspepsia, Constipation and Piles.! IT WORKS PROMPTLY aaA cures Intsmperanos, JTervous Diseasov General Debility, Excesses aad ' Female Weakness. USE IT AT ONCE. XI restores the KTDNXT8, LTVTEB and BOW XLS, to a healthy action and CURBS when all other mediolnea fall. Hundreds have been saved who have been given np to die by friends and physicians. - Price 1.5. Send fOTElnstroted Pamphlet HUNTS EEMEDT CO., Providence, B. I. B SOLD BT Ail. jmTJGGZSTSf. ' HUNT'S (Kidney and Liver) J!!ZI2i encourages sleep, creates an appetite, lue system, auu reutiwou neaun is me THIS PLASTER Actsdlrectlyeeon the t elcs snd the nerres of tbe back, the seat of all aia. 10 li ALL Lnnic Trouble whether local or deeply ieatel tblf give lnittnt relief br ap ply In between lUe tmouV der b;dei SHARP tpf For Kidney Trouble, Rheumatism. Netiralsis. Pain in the Side and Back Ache, they are a osrtaia and speedy rare. FAINS. Sold by Druitsls'S for M oents, or five for 91. Mulled on receipt of price by Nmlth.Ooollt ll A Sinltb, sieaeral A;ent Boston. Th nw "fc'liine Corn bhtllcr m Lh plet, eit working ihellffr on it nark. A at,. ,! ma aliavt la Bat f nrovser Mil of order. To .Dtrodut tl into ery town ml not w will rat ooe Shtller, prrp&ld, to may pvnnn who will arTM U how it to thtr f rif oda And tend at the niun of ft vt farm' toUf la their town mmm 5$ c"iU for th fi pe-n-rs rf thii drtitm"it. A'Mrtw A.CMJS MAUFACTUBINO- CO., IVOBYTOJa", COWTT, FRESH FLOWERS. Freah Flowers n the title of a mont beautiful and attractive little Hon? Book for the youuKer children in Sunday Schools, or the so-called Infant Clashks. Mbr. Emma Pitt, the compiler, ia widely known and celebrated for Kontra and Hymna for children, whom she thoroughly understands. Mora than 60 bright Soutr. auch a "Little Lamb, Snowfiakea," "Little Samuel. and "Children1 Sheaves." Nothing babyish. All in trood ta-te. An abundance of picture. 2& centa. $i.4o per duzeo MINSTREL SONGS-OLD & NEW Thelara-e sales show this to be a perfect srtecess, and no wonder 1 No brighter or more musical mel. odies were ever brought together than those of the hundred l"l,NI'ATIO, AI1N ill KL. snj JI'KII.KE Honrs here collected. All the World sinirs them ! Accompaniments for Piauo or Organ. C2 plain. $2.60 cloth. WAR SONGS. For Anniversaries and !ntherlne ( Set dlers. also Nona; and Hymns tor Memorial Day. Like the book above mentioned, this in a very frreat success, and everybody likes the bright, patriotic sontcs. A KTrat favorite with the Grand Army, and with all who have been soldiers. Teed extensively in War tioug Concerts. 60 cents, $4.60 per doxea. Mailed for Retail Price. OLIVER DITSOX & CO., Boston. r. II. Ilrnn itr To.. SOT Bronifwitv. N. V. AGENTS I WANTED forth MISSOURI i STEAM WASHER ! t will pay any mteili Rnt uian or womii .seeking profitable employment to writ for Illustrate;! Circdinr and term oi fct iS Aenc for this Gelebrntwi HihBr". zrwiiicb br reason or ltsimrinme mnrn i. WOJtTa) CLUCACIO. IIiI., or BT. IMU1M. AJ. ib moot ins wita soon wonaenui i IMMEDIATE RELIEF. I7URNIBHyoorownbottlesaod 1 .ito tiii.-fiunha the sort. f Gordon's Klnsi of fnln Iu nis fa in liowaer ana .en ui n . 1. with full diiei-ti nt for mix. Jyiuf -ud usinir, also labels for txv S ties, circnlarx, eto. It teli.vee - T pain sa if b maitie and is a honse- Hold remeajr wnerever anown iw Rl:e'.imatim, NenraWlia, Head-ache.Tt-Othache, Burns and Scalds Bicans.nd Hr.nsevSore Throat Ulceus, l lesh Wounds, ete. Tbe reined? :s put op in boo., $1 and (i packages. The H e. packifo. hcn leduced to liuu d form, will fill 24 tw mi. bottlea. Yon can eail; fijtaie the savinr. AfenU ran ciin money in selling it. Or der a paekase and foo will be a reeuliir customer hereafter. f a Tan It 1 1 O.irilon's Ca. tarru KeTiTeoTiM-s tlvrlr eiiri. l'ilty csnta bj mail. BallAlacilnn a;nare:ueuu. m .m,V'o ... E. Q. RlOHAKLia, Bole Pronetur, Toledo. Ohio. CENTS. Alalia onl by the N. T. Hindi O ftr C ., k wy. N. Y. Abk FOR IT. Positively tha Bet Johnson's Cyclopaedia The best, litest snd ehespest, is sell n st cut rates. Contains more sukjeots than Applr'on'i at one-iaird tlie prlco. Mm earninr less tl an a jrear should secure acancies. Other cjiclopiedias IArrett t, S riii-,, BriKaniea, 'ropW., etc., eichsn-ed I W Johnson's. We sell cheap. A. J. JOIINHON dt CO., 1 IJJreat JoneiitrjejrJNeMrork. . A CORK SHELLER, FREE Th. Nw ' H.rtf.rd" Co: fclL.i.rb the I.Mtcoiilill an canlnt woi king.h.11. r r.tauu!cture!. aad tlicool? r.jraillns las nb from th. era ib.l U a at forever ul of ordt. To lalrodoc our Nw CUlcu. of Firm lmpUmmu, Cotlerv, r., and o "Hm.Guftl," lb. well-known and popnlrm.irwnfi.r Ui. Uonw. w. will lend Oa. Somi'le Sbeller, fnrpsi.!, aud the .lunula, tbn aionlhl free to any ptreon who will terrt toehow las saalltr as their nel-kbore .ud endearor to loduc oilier rilts f or m. Send IM. to p.y tbe coet of this .dTettlsemen tandtoeoavlnrau. that yoa .re acllniln ood fhh, and th. Sbcller will be .hipped yon atoaca, Aaureeea. ii. &AjllOCe CO. C&.V1 hiUil.lXlh., COM. LEAR fTl ELEG RAP H stion guaranteed. Vnlenlineltro. Jaiif villo. "sm. COMUMPtlON. . I Bare a poalttx mndt for Hie .bore dleo.ee ; by lu Ose th.ueand. o t ca.es of tli. worst klnil and of tons standi.; have boon cured. Indeed, restronr le my fans la It. afneacy. th.t I wi I eon.lTWO BOTTLES KKH8, teireth.r wr.n a V A I.C A HI.K TRKATISR on tbio eXaaaM 'teaal .affrer. Clroenprees.nd P O. address. ! an. 1. A. SLOCUM. M fwl St.. .w Tor THE OPIUM-HABIT EASILY CTHEI. ADVICK FREE. Dr. J.C. HOFFtVl AN , Jefferson, Wl G03SAUR GARMENTS FREE! To introduce ' II, appy Pays." our new 1-pa-re H- lustftttt-d Mairazmi Bemlititf lirifoiit in b IWO la .4lY'h I'llll ? ve wui imii i .-it n suy ""ij . l,..ilKl..Piiii..ri it i im in h will, ca' jrovmeu they wnl injure otlur utiles. Ol ll HIT IHIIMMT iliow them to their Irieud aud l'l'Bs. HAPPY DAYS, HARTFORD, CONN R. U. AWARE THAT Lorillard's Clings Pltg' bpartn a red tin tug; tlmt LoriHard' Ram lient'flnecut. that lxirHlard'a Navy Clipping-). And that Lorillard's rnuU, or the txKt and chuiXMt, quality considered ? 4" WUIUlllJ Gabriron. M. D., Vrairie Grove, Ark. WE WANT 1003 ROOK AGENTS forth now book TUIU I 1-TUlf KK V E A lift A MOM OUil WiLD INDIANS By Oen. DOUOB.nd lien. bUERMaN. Th. tuteit atllin book out. ladoned by Pre t Arthur, Gen's Uraat, Sherman, BhoHdan, and thoneand. of Kmin nt Jud?e., t lersjrnen, SdiUira. ate. a. Th Km eM.i fM Illuimted Mnm Book iVer FvhUidieil." It take, like witflflr.. and Arntell lO to l) .d.T. SVJTa. ( sold. IU Oreo Aulllor'l"P and .1oM H'ril make it th honmimg hook for An na. f7Scnd for Circular., Specimen Tint, Prtrn Terms, etc-, n) A. It. WOUTIHNUTUN A CO, ll.rtford.Cia. A t ivr t e Patent Foot Power Machinery. Coxpi-KTB Outfits for actual workshop business. i im tuciu nuuuers, c aniuct Makers, Metal and Wood Work era compete with steam power. Machine on t rial if desired. Proof of value, prices, full detail, illnstr'd rataloirno, free. W.F. V John Itnrnesjf'n. llorltfortl. 111. Address No a'Jti Kuliy at. fl HflfiOSOislE LADY" or h-.mlr lady can make m n -y .elline "iiaauiy el Ihoiifhl' (Mother. Hum.., listen). The bast bums book aver piihlisbed. !1iiimIj be in erery h' ma end road at eecry llrevda llra itruly illc.tritad. C'-nv Mna the hniiti at th"n.;!iU o tho btst m mis. E.-ly eo'rl ;ock1 pay to ehr.iret worker.. Aodrose quickly, BRYAN. TAYLOR A UO . S( Broadway. N. Y. " REASE. ........ '""i. n'iiiOTvnf r razeriyunnca- t.r Co. at Chicago, N. Y.& St.Louls. SuMenieryirftcra nMf lnlh.Wn.ll . . . . . ALL IMPERFECTIONS of tbe race. Hernia and rent, BuiMrlluonl Hair, Wolea. Warts, Krecklra, JJ. th, Keol E.-iiptinna, Scsrs, Pitlmr, and their treatment. Ilr. John Woodbury, 31 Norib I'enrl si reel. Albeny. N. Y. latabliahfrd l.V.O. K.nd lunenU for l'.Aok. pi a lea mciKn rt.nia I h.n. M bw. m ImM I. to th. tm I I If VHm. FntMui wttfc tFMr " uf we-MH , . I A. U taiTU A CO., Airnu, ralaOaa, s fe H " Jf IPLASTERI FREE tax AXLE 0