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ODDS AND ENDS.
Tbtb Paris new post-office cost about $3,61)0,000. Two thousand varieties of apple trees are now cultivated. J. L Cass has ordered his fast horses to be brought East. The Guernsey breed of cows are be coming very popular. It is said that M. Bartholdi will visit New York next winter. Edward Everett Halb is 65, and Harriet P. Spofford 60. Setkjt million sermons are annually preached to Americans. No ComraencuT regiment ever lost a flag during the oivil war. Russia has only 625 periodicals less even than China or Japan. Thb cost of patents has now been re duced one-half in England. Thb walls of several of the British Warships are made of paper. Henbt M. Stanley expects to return to the Congo region in June. Thb dividends pavable in April in Boston amount to 56,772,842. Jcpiteb is going away from the sun and will not return until 1892. Thb town of WellsMe., has a sur plus of $1,29149 in the treasury. Thb wife of the Lord Mayor of Lon don sends to New York for her perfum ery. Vandebbilt, it is said, intends to make Washington his winter home here after. Ismail Pacha, ex-Khedive, has sub scribed 8500 to the Gordon Memorial Fund. Ex-Cosimandeb Gobbtnqh, who brought the Obelisk over, is regaining health. Thb average yearly Income of the keeper of a Paris gambling house is 10,000. Thb value of wood used annually in cooperage in the United States is $33, 714,770. Thb British Government during the past nineteen years has spent 147,576, 220 on her navy. Thb streets of Delaware and eastern Maryland towns are graded and ballasted with oyster shells. New Yobs dentists are using cocaine in order to render the filling of teeth a painless operation. There is not a case of sickness among the 106 boys in the State Re form School of Kansas. A citizen of Georgia has been sued for holding a negro woman in slavery for the past twenty years. There are in this country at present. according to estimates, very nearly, if not folly 50,000 skating rinks. A vigorous war is being waged on "bob" veal and bogus butter in the western part of New York State. Salmon ova are being sent from Ire land to Tasmania in immense cans, that are kept cool by being packed in ice, Truth says Bismarck entertains a keen dislike for the members of the Euglish royal family ana taxes no pains to con ceal it. " A physician of Monroe county, Ga., has among his collection a potato through which a blado of grass has grown. Citron raising is receiving attention in Florida. The fruit pickled in biine is worth $150 per ton in the London market. Thb town of Bedford, Pa., claims a man who begged all day for his "starv ing family" and took in the roller rink every evening. A Boston Kindergarten for blind children has recently received from an unknown person the liberal sum of ten thousand dollars. Gen. Grant's publishers are said to have contracted to pay him $200,000. This will be invested as the General's legacy to his family. The engineer says heavy trains must not be run over the Brooklyn Bridge, as the cables have on them all the load they ought to carry. T n rkr are 40,000 "Poles and Bobemitms Tn-CXte&gu ffho'-Htteiid -uu t'liurtrl snpport instead hve Socialistic and atheistic newspapers. Genebal Wolseley was stationed in Canada until 1870, and, according to his old French teacher there, was a great favorite with the ladies. The Congregational Academy at Salt Lake City, Utah, has six teachers and 240 pupils, a large proportion of whom come from Mormon homes. Americans have recently flooded the Australian colonies with cigars made wholly of paper, carefully colored and veined, and flavored with nicotine. A woman went all the way from Port land, Oregon, to set fire to a house which the owns in Vallejo, because she heard it was used for improper purposes. An Irishman in Lahore, India, re nounced Rjman Catholicism and be came a Mahometan twelve years ago. He has already made two pilgrimages to Mecca. A Bible society agent called on 3,210 fnmilies in Concord, N. H., recently, and found only 29 with copies of the Bible. He sold 629 copies and gave away 107. Grant Refused Lee's Sword. One of the few surviving eye wit nesses of Ljo's surrender at Appoma tox was interviewed concerning Gen eral Jubal Early's recent denial of the story that Lee's sword was tendered Grant The man's name is Benjamin Jeffries, and he is a carpenter by trade and a resident of Des Moines. He served through the war in a Pennsyl vania regiment, and at the time of Lee's surrender was a member of Company A, 191-t regiment "Bucktails." When asked es to the circumstances that fol lowed the close of the fighting at pomatox he said : Ap- 'After fighting ceased General Grant rode to the front, where our regiment was deployed on the skirmish line, and ordered that a guard be stationed across the road leading down to the vil age and that no one be allowed to pass. About two o'clcck in the afternoon he returned, accompanied by an escort of two or three hundred officers. Leaving all but one aid behind he rode through the linej and down the slope toward the Court House, a short distance off. As he did so, General L?e, accompanied by one aid, came toward him from the op posite direction. About seventy-five yards from where we were stationed on guard stood a small storr and a half lour honse, near which grew a large apple tree. Grant and Lee met at this point and halted under this tree. Lee rode a large, handsome roan, while Grant was mounted on a small black horse. Dis mounting, Lee drew his sword and of fered it to Grant, but Grant refused to sccept it, and, declining it with a wave of his hand, it was put back in the scabbard. Then Grant effered his hand to Lee, and they shook hands, as did their aids, and all engaged in conversa tion, for abont five minutes, whn. ta- moucting, they rode away to the Court House, where the papers completing the terms of the surrender were drawn np. I saw the first meeting between Grant and Lee, and saw Grant refuse to take his sword, for I stood less than a hundred yards away at the time. I have as vivid a recollection of that scene as if it took place yesterday. The Baby. Two ladies were overheard talking over the fence as follows: "What is the matter with your baby ? I don't hear it cry any more." "I have cured it of bawling." "Do you give it soothing syrup with opinm in it ? "No, I don't give it any medicine at all. I have adopted an entirely new plan." "What is it ?" "When it begins to cry I smear the tips of its litiie fingers with molasses, and give it a few feathers to hold in one hand. Its attention becomes aroused ! and it picks off the feathers with the other hand. The feathers stick to the other hand, of course, and the little darling picks tht m off again. The little ans-ela mind is thns so completely ab sorbed with the feathers that it forgets to cry." A PLUCKY MILLIONAIRE. How BI. Rothschild Earned Three dred Louis. flan- The following story is told of a mem ber of the house of Rothschild, who was traveling on business in a very thinly populated district in France. He was mounted ou a favorite horse and had in his possession a large amount of money in bills and other securities. His first day's travel was unproductive of any wonderful event He stopped be fore nightfall at a village inn, rested comfortably and next morning pursued his route. While riding slowly along the border of a large wood, in the fere noon of the second day, he observed a party of men, also on horseback, a short way before him. He continued his course and they did the same; but the merchant was uncomfortably surprised in the end to observe them frequently turning round, one after another, appar ently to look at him. M. Rothschild thought of his pistols, and began to be very uneasy. The road now struck into the wood already mentioned, and when in the middle of it poor Rothschild was shocked to see the men halt and turn round to observe him, as if simultane ously. The merchant was at this time but a short distance from them, and could not help drawing up his horse for a moment While he was in this situa tion one of the men, efter an apparent consultation with the others, left them, and advanoed to our friend. When the man came np the stranger's first words to Rothschild were, "What is your purpose here ? ' The merchant hesitated, and at length stammered out, "I am come upon an honest errand, I hope like yourselves," "Ah, I thought so," replied the stranger. Then, after a moment's pause, he continued, "WeU, what will you take to go away ? Will you take one hundred louis?" Mystified thoroughly, RothBchild, al most by accident, blurted out a "No 1" The man again spoke and said:' cannot offer you more without speaking to my companions. W itn wniou words he turned away and rejoined his band Mr. Rothschild never was so much puzzled in his life, but his spirits rose as he saw no intention on the part of the men to injure ram, and he waited quiotly till the stranger's return. That personage was not long away, and when he returned to the merchant a bag of money was in his hand. This bag he held out to Rothschild, saying: "We have come to the resolution of just offer ing you 300 louis at once. Here they are if you choose to go away. Now, do take them," continued he. "Upon my word we cannot offer more." Roths child sat more bewildered than ever, and was about to speak, when the bag was thrust into his hand by the stranger who at the same time said, "Now do take it without another word. It will be as well for you, perhaps, as you are alone; and I can tell you there are some deter mined fellows yonder who would think nothing to drive you off. But I was for a compromise, and, upon my honor, we cannot give you more. " With this the m in turned to move away. He reached Paris in safety, where he recounted his extraordinary escape from a band of thieves and endeavored to seek an explanation from his friends. Finally, however, by dint of local in vestigation, the mystery was solved. The explanation is simple. In that wood on the afternoon in question there was to be it great sale of cut wood which the party of men had come from a distance to buy in concert with one another. They looked for a great bargain, having reason to hope that nobody would ap pear to bid against them. But on see ing M. Rothschild in their track they at once come to the conclusion that he was on the same "errand" as themselves. On consultation they thought it worth their while to endeavor to buy up his opposition by the offer of a good round sum. M. Rothschild's first words unin- tionally confirmed the mistake as to his purpose. The Deadly Foes of the Salmon. The San Francisco Bulletin says: Stephen Ellis, who made the first fly tln.t cano-Vit A Rfil moll in California, and ju sujuiuu ubuiug as any oilier man on the coast, is able to give some facts with relation to tbe destruction of fish which confirm opinions that have for a long time been he.'d by the Fish Commis sioners. The source of greatest de struction is in his opinion the seals. In the Columbia River, where he has fished for many years, he has often had the entire catch of a net destroyed. He has seen seals pursuing fish, driving them from one end of the net to the other, and biting pieces from their bodies. It is seldom that they take more than one bite, and that is usually from the neck; and the wound is of so serious a character that death generally ensues. As a seal will eat at least 30 pounds of flesh a day, the number of fish destroyed to procure this amount will be very large. But even when a seal has appeased his hunger he still continues to inflict fatal wounds on the salmon in simple sport. Mr. Ellis has seen seals bite pieces from salmon and then throw them from their mouths, having already eaten enough. In his opinion seals destroy at least one-third of the salmon that seek entrance to the river through the Golden Gate. An other source of destruction exists in the fine nets set along the banks of the river, in which the salmon fry, from 4 to 6 inches long, are caught as they come down from the spawning grounds. Millions are yearly caught by China men and Portugese and dried for export. They never came to this market, and are not only virtually lost, but their destruction constantly diminishes the number of fish by which our waters must be stocked. These two causes alone are sufficient to account for the constantly diminishing number of salmon in the Sacramento and Colum bia rivers. A Reminiscence of Elins Howe. At the outbreak of the war, Elias Howe, the sewing machine man, was a millionaire, but he enlisted as a private. Money grew scarce, and his regiment, which was sent South, was lsft unpaid for three months. At the end of that time Howe, in his private's uniform, one day entered the tflice of the quartermaster and asked when the soldiers of the regiment were to be paid. " , - "I don't know," replied the quarter master. "Well, how much is owed them?" blandly asked the private. "What is that to you ?" said the store keeper, with a look of surprise. -un i noiumg, replied liowe, non chalantly; "only if you'll fignre out the amonnt 1 II give you my check for the whole business. "Who are you ?" gasped the quarter master. "Elias Howe, and my check is good for the pay of the entire army." The quartermaster made out his bills. and nowe gave him his check for three months pay for his regiment. The Government afterward reimbursed him. rieasing the Children. When she visited Victoria, British Columbia, a few years ago, the Princess Louise was in the habit of taking every morning, simply attired, a walk through the city. Olteu she entered the stores and made pnrchas?s without being rec ognized. One morning, it is said, as she wus passing a little toy shop she saw two poorly-clad urchins gazing longingly at the allurements in the show window. Sho stopped and inquired what they particularly wished, adding that if they would tell her she would buy it. Two cheap and gaudy dolls had attracted the children's attention, and the Princess stepped inside the shop to make the purchase. The amonnt was 25 cents; but the Princess had left her purse at home, and the little children's faces be gan to fall as they eaw their prospect growing fainter. Annoyed at the over- sight, bmo turned to the shopman and abkeJ him if hn would trust her for a little while. The old shopkeeper, all unawaro of the identity of his customer, scanned her carefully snd finally re marked: "Well, yes. You have an honest face, and I guess it is eafe enough," A BOY'S FISH FOND. THE ARTIFICIAL FliNK V CCI.TCttE TltlBK OF THE With a few Hints by M. Quad as to the ill miner in Which it May be Successfully Carried Our. , A lad at Howell, Mich., writes as fol lows: "I am a farmer's eon, and I want to adopt your suggestion about a fish pond. Please give me all possible hints and de tails." First, aa stated in a former article, get your pond. I don't remember hav ing seen any artificial fish ponds in the North, but they are to be met with in many parts of Georgia, Alabama, Vir ginia and other Southern States. Almost every farm has a creek or "branch" running through it. Don't attempt to make a dam and a pond on the creek, for you will have muddy water at times, and the best fish are those which must have clear water. In most cases you can find some natural depression to which water from the creek can be conveyed. If the distanoe makes iron pipe too costly, you can use earthen drain-pipe. A four-inch inlet is large enough it you have a good head of water. You first want a receiving basin. This you can build of plank. By dig ging it close to the creek you need only three sides, the fourth being open to let the water in. From this basin run your pipe to the site selected for your pond. For various reasons the pipe should be as far below the surface of the ground as you can get it and still preserve the fall. If you can run the pipe to the center of the pond and have the water bubble up it will be all the better when winter comes. Over the mouth of your inlet pipe, as it starts at the -reociving basin, you must have a slide or door. Make it fit so tightly that in case there comes a freshet you can shut the water off. As to the 4ePth of water in your pond, don't stop short of four feet on tho average. If there are no deeper spots you must dig some before you run the water in. If the ground is covered with clean sod you can let it remain, but take out all the old logs and stumps. Have one side of your pond shelve down to seven or eight feet, if possible, and don't destroy any tree's or overhanging Dusnes wnicn will give snade in the hot days of summer. If you are handy to coarse sand or gravel make a shore for fish to spawn on. You can shelve it down, beach fashion, giving from six inches to two feet depth of water for a space a hundred feet long. How soon your pond will fill np and how muoh water it will take to run it will depend on the natnre of the soil and the lay of the land. There will be more or less evaporation, according as the pond is sheltered, and if the soil is loose or spongy the water will soak away for a long time. However, you have only to keep tho gate open and let the creek work for you. Now, as to the fish for yonr pond. In the South they prefer the German carp, as they multiply very fast and are excellent eating. In the North black bass, rock bass, pike, pickerel, sunfish and other varieties will do well in an artificial pond. It may cost you a little ! money and considerable trouble to get a plant, but you must remember that fish multiply at an amazing rate. If within a hundred miles of any port on the lakes where fishing is pursued as a business you could arrange to have several varieties sent to you by express. You can likewise net many specimens from the nearest river. Will your pond freeze up in winter and destroy the fish ? It will certainly freeze np solid if north of the Ohio River, and for that reason keep your in let pipe down below frost-line, if pos sible, and make the depth of the pond as great as you can. The ice will not freeze over two feet thick in an average winter, and if the water from yonr pipe bubblos up in the center the ice at that point will not bo over 6ix inches thick. How long before you can begin to- reap the benefits ? It may take thre$ e c Tears, bnt tv that time the thirtv oi 1 tort j liBh you Tucpyyi -witUjujujrii u ni Ve iu,uui. xegm at ine very oucsei t feed them at a regular hour. Select. some place where yon can conveniently use a net. The feeding will draw the fish to that particular location, and when your pond is ready to draw from the net will not be cast in vain. Long be fore yonr fish are big enough to eat you will find sale for all the "samples" you care to spare, as farmers all over the conntry are waking up to the importance of tins matter of hsn-raising, If at the North, and you want the several varieties of fish I mentioned, you must provide for the habits of each as you make your pond. Rock bass are always found around wrecks, spiles and timbers. Two or three barrels filled with stones and sunk in water just above their tops will be a good substitute for spiles. Pickerel and black bass want a weedy corner in the pond to ramble around in, but will take their rest in the deepest holes. The sunfish will haunt the shallow water, and two or three heaps of stones will be "gratefully re ceived." Pike have the same general habits as pickerel, but if you add bull heads to your plant you musn t forget that they delight in mud. German carp would do well at the North, but they are no herdier or better eating than our pickerel and bass. When your pond is completed and stocked don't oermit any one to worry your fish. If they are harrassed and annoyed, particularly during the spawn ing season, you will be the loser. If only fish enough were raised to supply the farm-house table it would still be a good thing for a farmer's son to go into. It is something which will give mm more than ordinary interest and recreation, and the hours he spends at the pond might otherwise be worse than thrown away in the village. A Remarkable Dog Story. A correspondent writes the following remarkable dog story to the London Spectator: Oue Sunday afternoon a eroun of children were playing at the end of a pier which projects into Lake Ontario near Kingston, TJ. S. A. The proverb ial careless child of the party made the proverbial backward step off from the pier into the water. None of his companions could save him, and their cries had bronght no one from the shore, when just as he waa sinkiner for th third time, a snperb Newfoundland dog rushed down the pier into the water and pulled the boy out Those of the children who did not accompany the boy home took the dog to a confec tioner's on the shore and fed him with as great a variety of cakes and other sweets as he would eat. So far the story is, of course, only typical of scores of well-known cases. The individuality j oi tnis case is lelt tor the sequel. The next afternoon the same group of children were playing at the same place, when the canine hero of the day before came trotting down to them with the most friendly wags and nods. There being no occasion this time for supply ing him with delicacies, the children only stroked and patted him. The dog, however, had not come out of pure so ciability. A child in the water and cakes and candy stood to him in the close and obvious relation of cause and effect, and if this relation was not clear to the children, he resolved to im press it upon them. Watching his chauce, he crept up behind the child who was standing nearest to the edge of the pier, gave a sudden push, which sent him in to the water, then sprang in after him, and gravely bronght him aehore. To those of us who have had a high re spect for the disinterestedness of dogs. this story may give a melancholy proof that the development of the intelligence at the expense of the moral natnre. is by no means exclusively human. In the latter part of March every year a young man living iu Liberty, Sullivan county, N. Y., sheds his' finger and toe nails. Ever since he was three years old his nails have been replaced by new ones. llie old ones are gradually pushed and crowded up from the flesh for six weeks, when they fall off and delicate new ones remain in their place. The change is accompanied by no pain, but it never fails a come regularly every year. DUIIfG OX THE PARISH. How a Quaker Fed the Poor People. William Fox, of Nottingham, Eng land, was a member of the Society ol Friends, and he wa3 one of the true old school of Friends. His sympathy for the poor was deeply excited by serving the office of overseer, and seeing how poor some were who had to pay the poor-rates, he resolved to economize the parish funds, and thus prevent their miseries as much as possible. It was the custom then in many parishes for the overseers and the committee -who at tended the weekly payments of the paupers, to have a good dinner at the close of their day's labor, and this was paid for out of the poor-rates; but as it was a manifest abuse, he determined to put an end to the practice. He there fore hastened away, before the close ol the weekly payment, to the dining room, and thus addressed the master ol the workhouse: "Is the dinner ready ? "Yes sir." "Then bring it in." "Are the gentlemen ready, sir ?" "Never mind the gentlemen; I say bring it in 1" "And this was done. "Now call all the poor people, friend now call all the poor people. Dost thou not hear what I say, sir ?" "This dinner is for the gentlemen." "For the gentlemen ? Oh, who pays for it, then ? Do the gentlemen ?" The workhouse master, staring most amazingly, said: "Why, no, sir, I reckon not; it's paid for out of the poor-rates," "Out of the poor-rates to be Bure it is; thou art right The rates are for the poor men, and not for the gentle men. Poor-rates, eh I I think we have no gentlemen's rates, so fetch in the poor at once, and look quick I" The workhouse master went, and Wil liam Fox went, too, to see that he did as he was ordered, and not to give the alarm to the gentlemen, and in a few seconds was hurried in a whole host of hungry paupers who had not for years set eyes on such a feast as that They did not wait for a second invitation to place themselves at the table. William Fox then bade them help themselves, and at once there was a scene of activity, that for the time it lasted, justified the ! name of the house. It was a work house, indeed. William Fox all the time stood cutting and carving, and handing good pieces of pudding and meat to such as could not get seats; in a few minutes there was a thorough clearance of the table. Scarcely had William Fox dismissed his delighted company when another compiny pre sented themselves, and these were the gentlemen, who stood in amazement "Why," exclaimed they, "what is this? why is the table in this state? Where is the dinner ?" "I found a very good dinner ready, and as I know that none but the poor had a right to dine out of the parish funds, I have served it out to the poor accordingly; but if any of you are in want of a dinner, you may come home with me, and I will give you one." The gentlemen knew well the char acter they had to deal with, and never attempted to renew the practice of din- mS at tne parish cost during William Fox's year of oflioe. An American stage Beauty. One of the stage beauties of American production was Kate Girard. She had two or three seasons of tolerable success. Then she disappeared aud was forgotten. To-day I read tier death notice in the newspapers. The name under which she died indicates a marriage subsequent to her retirement from footlight glare, but the husband whom the public knew about was George Fawcett Rowe. He was old enough to have been her grand father, and had an ugliness of face that ought to have excluded him from the possibilities of a suitor to a youthful and lovely actress. Their nuion was entirely lawful aud regular, but it was for a time a secret, and I now recali an event which, I think, was the immediate cause of the disclosure. Kate was employed in a spectacular piece at Booth's Thea- rear "of " the auditorTumTnTently" twich- iug iier, anu muttering angniy. "What's the matter, George?" a by stander asked. "Matter enough," he exclaimed. "Dont you see her standing there awk ward as a rustic ? I've told her a hun dred times to keep her heels together when in that pose." "Heigho," remarked the friend, "what business is it of yours bow 6he stands ?' "I am her husband," was the impul sive reply. There were half a doz?n listeners. Kate was the admiration of the dudes of that period, and Howe's assertion spread rapidly among them. Some believed it aud some didn't. By the next day tattle was started. Then the marriage was formally published. Buffalo Express. Gypsy Peculiarities. Few more fantastic scenes can be con ceived than a gypsy wedding. The place usually chosen is a sand pit In two long rows, fronting each other, the attendants take their stand, leaving a path in the middle, half way down which a broomstick is held np about eighteen inches above the ground. The bridegroom is called, walks down the path, steps over the broomstick, and awaits the maiden's arrival. She, too, is called, walks down between the two rows of gypsies, lightly jumps over the stick, and is then received into the arms of her husband. A few days of feasting follow, aud then the wild wandering life is resumed. Children grow np in the tent or van, and as the wants become greater, the gypsy matron adds another to her resources fer making a livelihood. The fortunes she predicts to the farm er's blooming daughter bring many a meal to her hungry family, and the ele gant lady who allows her stealthily to enter her rich home rewards her with money or cast off clothes when from the lines of her hand3 she has been fore told a future full of splendor. Old age comes slowly to the gypsy race; weak ness, pain and sufferings are strangers among them, and the physician's craft is despised as are all the other institu tions of the Gorios. But when death at leugth enter the gypsy's tent he is borne uucoffiued to his last resting place, deep in the forest or on tee lonely neatn; aud as often aa their wudenngs bring the gypsies to the plaae where one of "our ieople" is laid to rest they stop and pay a short tribute to the memory of him who sleeps beneath tho moss or heather. Pall Mall Gazette. Something About Coffee. The other day I heard 'a friend din. coursing learnedly upon coffee, and I took a few mental notes of what he said. Abyssinia, accordinz to this fmt.hroitv is tho home of tho coffee plant aud tho place where the use of tho coffee benn was first tested. The early history of the. discovery oi tho valuable properties of tne plant and the introduction of the beverage to Europe is lost, however, in the m:sts of ages. It was not entrusted either to a Cores or a Baoohus to call the attention of mai.kind to this gener ous gift of Dame Nature, but rather, according to an Arabian saying, to a goat-herd whose flocks having g,izid upon the leaves and berries of the coffee plant, instead of sleeping at night, were uncommonly frisky. The unusual activ ity of the animals after eating this sort of fodder was brought to the notice of the monks, who were always ready to investigate everything out of the com mon, and they found by experience that the effect of the coffee berries upon themselves was precisely the same as that produced upon the goats. But the legend is silent altoeether as to who dis covered the advantage of roasting the berries before converting them into the beverage to the use of which we are all more or less addicted. The Chritians of Abyssinia give to the prior of a Maro nite monastery the credit of being the hrst to prescribe coffee to his brethren, in order that they should keep awake nights and say the proper number of prayers ; but the Mahommednns, on the other hand, dispute the tradition and declare that the honor of introducing the delectable drink belongs to Mullah Chedelly, a devout dervish, who f amiht j its virtues to his colleagues, REBEL KIEL'S ROMANCE. REMINISCENCE OP HIS FIKST REBELLION How a Brave Woman Bearded the Lion In tils Den. A lady at present residing in Hamil ton, Canada, tells a very interesting story of a heretofore unpublished inci dent in connection with Louis Riel's first rebellion. She is a very Intimate friend of the lady who poses as the heroine in the narrative, and to a reporter of the Hamilton Spectator she graphically narrated the tale, which in substance is as follows: At the time of Kiel's first rebellion there lived near Fort Garry a handsome young Englishwoman named Victoria McV , still alive and at present a resident of a growing town on the shore of Lake Superior on the line of the Canadian PaciSo Railway. Among the loyalists seized by Riel and imprisoned in the fort pending his decision as to what disposition should be made of them, was the brave young son of a lady friend of Miss McV . One morning the poor mother came to the latter lady's house in a terrible state of agitation, and told Miss McV it was reported that Riel had either shot or deo;ded to shoot all the prisoners in his hands. In vain the younger woman tried to soothe her friend and to comfort her with assurances to the contrary. The mother's fear grew greater, her agitation wilder, and Miss MoV concluded that unless definite news of some kind was soon received her friend's reason would leave her altogether. In an in Btant the brave girl's mind waa made up, and with a hasty kiss of comfort and a parting word of cheer to the well-nigh frantio mother, Miss McV hurried to the residence of a gentleman friend in the neigttood to whom she confided her intention of going to see Riel. At first the gentleman laughed at her; but seeing she was determined he became grave and urged her to abandon such a dangerous and useless mission as that she had taken on herself to seek out the leader of the rebels, learn from him the fate of the prisoners, and, if they still lived, to plead for their lives. Eventually, finding that the young lady could not b9 moved from her purpose, the gentleman ordered his horse to be harnessed, and in a few minutes he and M.ss MoV were on the way. Ere long they reached the settlement, and after many inquiries learned that Riel was then at the post-office. Thither drove Miss McV and her escort, and there the rebel leader waa approached by the gentleman with the bold request that he would grant an interview to a young lady who desired to see him on special business. Half amused, half puzzled, Riel assented, and at the ap pointed hour that afternoon Miss MoV- stood face to face with the rebel leader in his quarters at the fort "Well, Ma'amselle, what is it?" "I want to see young , one of the prisoners confined by you." "What for?" "So that I can tell his mother he is not dead. May I see him ?" "res," curtly responded Riel, looking keenly and admiringly at the girlish figure standing proud and undaunted before him. In a few moments Miss McV was ushered into the room, or rather to the door of the room for it was too crowded for even one more to enter where the loyalists were imprisoned. The room was much too small to prop erly accommodate the number confined in it, and the unfortunate occupants had to remain standing, packed together like sardines in a box. As the door was opened by the guard, Miss MoV al most reeled in the gust of heated, fetid air that swept into the passage; but in an instant she recovered, and stood in the midst of the half-stifled men who crowded about her. A few hurried words with her friend's son, a whisper of cheer to his fellow prisoners, and the brave girl was back again in the presence oi the rebel captain. "Wei!, you saw him?" "Yes. .May I bring him some clean clothes? . He asked for them. There can b no harm in that." "Yna tsn.y- bring them. Anything "Yes. They are crying for water.' "They shall hare some." Next day Miss McV returned to the fort and was duly admitted. After revisiting the prisoners she was as before brought hack to Uiel s private apartment. where she tearfully besought him to re lease the men whose only crime was loy alty to their queen and conntry. Seeing her appeal had no eilect, she changed her tactics and urged him for his own sake to let them go, pointing out to him that his success could be but temporary, and that on the arrival of troops from Ontario the rebellion would be crushed and its fomenters certainly hanged. btill Riel remained unmoved, and again Miss MoV entreated him to spare his prisoners' lives, alternating her prayers with half coherent threats of vengeance. At last Riel spoke, and the overjoyed girl listened with beating heart to his promise to release the prisoners on condition of there being no rejoicing over it by the loyalists of the settlement. Miss McV assured him that she would see to this, and orders were given accordingly. Riel, who had been at lunch when Miss McV arrived, then offered her a glass of wine and politely asked her to partake of some light refreshment with him. "No!'' answered the undaunted girl, her eyes flashing as she spoke; "you are in arm3 against yonr Queen. I will never break bread with a rebel;" and turning to the door she left Riel dumb with amazement at her audacity. Shortly afterward all the prisoners ex cept one, Scott, were set at liberty, and in a little while the ears of the man who freed them were greeted with the sounds of the rejoicings he had forbidden. The indisoreet conduct of the loyalists, who bad been warned against it by Misa McV , bore its inevitable fruit, and Riel promptly ordered the execution of the one remaining prisoner Thomas Scott How Wilkes Booth Passed the Pickets. "Did you ever know how Booth passed the pickets on the bridge of the eastern branch of the Potomac that fatal night?" said an army officer to a re porter. ; "I will tell you as it was told to me by the old sentinel who was that night on duty there. A half hour before the tiuJK?aij3K)n by ISootb to meet HaroiUTWiS latter, who had lived in the neighborhood of tho bridge all his life. and who was across the river in the little village of Uniontown then, crossed the bridge to come over on the Washington side. 'Who goes there ?' said the sen tinel on the bridge. 'A friend, Koing for a doctor,' replied Harold. 'Pass,' said the sentinel. He quickly rode up Eleventh street to Pennsylvania avenue and Eighth street, and there in the dark ness waited until the thundering hoofs of Booth's horse were heard coming down Pennsylvania avenue. The two horsemen then started down Eighth street toward the bridge on that ride for their lives, which ended in Garrett's burn ing barn in Virginia, a hundred miles away. 'Who goes there ?' rang out on the air from the startled 6entry as the two horses came rushing toward the bridge. Harold was ahead and cried out, 'A friend, With the doctor.' The two men passed over the bridge, and it was perhaps several hours after the reveberations of the horses' hoofs had died awav before the sentry knew who the men in such a hurry really were, and when he found it out he vas nearly scared to death for fear he had failed to do his duty." A Dutch Lock, The police of Portland, Me., a local paper says, are now putting the "Dutch locks" on the door of every rnm shop they enter to make a seizure, and find no person there who appears to be run ning the place. After turning out the men inside, the police nail a cleat on the floor, another on the inner side of the door; then placing a plauk, Bawed to the right length, against the cleat on the floor, piss out, e'or-ing the door, which is firmly fastened by the plank within. The police then notify the owner of the building in which the mm shop is situated that he has a vacant rent. This is oallod putting on the "Dutch locka." POOR BIDDY'S COW. An Anecdote ol Lord Palmerston. When Lord Palmerston Was Premier of England he visited his Irish estate for the Dnmoae of inspecting the im provements which Were being made, ; and one mormnflr he. with a friend, walked with their guns many miles over it in search of game. They had, how ever, little sport, and became tired and hungry. In the distanoe Lord Palmer ston saw a cabin ft poof little cottage, not so good as a stable to which he made his wayj in company with his friend and a keeper, and found the tene ment occupied by an old woman and her pig. His lordship asked if she had any thing to eat i "God bless your honor, sure there s praties and eggs at your service," was the reply; and while the old woman, without further ado, commenced wash ing the potatoes and putting them in a pot, his lordship told her he would re turn in half an hour. When he did so, the old woman had prepared him a sub stantial meal of potatoes and fresh eggs, which, being hungry, he heartily enjoyed. One is naturally in a good humor after dinner, however simple it may have been, and Lord Palmerston drew from the old woman that she had been many years a widow and worked hard for a livelihood, but feared, when her strength failed her, that she must go to the workhouse, but she fortunately added: "If my husband had taken less whisky and kept the money to buy a cow, I would have got the agent to let me the bit of waste land in the corner, and I'd been as happy as the queen. But there's no helping it, your honor. It's a poor lone woman I'll be, and nobody will care whether poor Biddy is alive or dead." "Suppose I were to speak to Lord Palmerston," suggested her visitor. "Oh, faith,' your honor, it's not the like of you that Lord Palmerston talks to," said Biddy. "Isn't it himself that has dinner with the Queen and tells her what she has to do ? and don't he tell the House of Lords and the Parliament and all on 'em what they are to do? Sure, it's not yourself that'll get widin a mile of him. Take the country all over, and he is tie biggest man in it ; he's ennal to the Prince of Wales, and oer- haps bevont him. "Well," replied his lordship, "I am going to London, and I'll try to see him because you are a deserving creature ; so I shall not give you anything for your hospitality, but leave Lord Palmerston to reward you." the good maning gentleman ye are, but 'Luck bo wid you. said isiddy; "it s t's not Lord Palmerston that you will see. His lord3hip shook the old woman by the hand and departed. In a few days the agent sent down a fine cow and gave Biddy ten acres of land, free of rent, for her lifetime. The old woman's delight knew no bounds, and when told that the person she had seen and shaken hands with was Lord Palmerston himself, her gratification was positively greater than in the acquisition of the land and the cow. The Time to Advertise. My son, there is nothing on earth so mysteriously funny as a newspaper ad vertisement. The prime, first, last and all the time object of an advertisement is to draw custom. It is not, was not, and never will be designed for any other human purpose. So the merchant waits until the busy season comes and hi3 store is so full of custom that he can't crpt hla hni rfF nnil thpn Iia rrwlia tr the newspapers and puts in his adver- tisement. When the dull season cets along, and there is no trade and he wants to sell goods so bad he can't pay his rent, he takes out his advertisement. That is, some of them do, but occasion ally a level -headed merchant puts in a bigger one and scoops in all the basi nets while his neighbor is making mort gages to pay the gas bill. There are times when you couldn't stop people from buying everything in the store if you plant a cannon behind the door, and that's the time the adver- tiBctnent xh sent out on its li ol v misHion. triiipilres -"ii ; ires lignt woifc tot tun ailrei'tiaet- ment, for a chalk sign on the sidewalk could do all that is needed and have a half holiday six days in the week; but who wants to favor an advertisement ? They are built to do hard work and should be sent out in dull days when a customer has to be knocked down with facts and kicked insensible with bank rupt reductions and dragged in with irresistible slaughter of prices before he will spend a cent. That's the aim and end of an adver tisement, my son, and if you ever open a store, don't try and get them to come when they are already sticking out of the windows, but give them your adver tisement right between the eyes in the dull season, and you will get rich and own a fast horse, and perhaps be able to smoke a good cigar once or twice a year. Write this down where you'll fall over it every day. The time to draw business is when you want business, and not when you have more business than you can attend to already. Bridgeport Post, The Galley SIa?cs. The gang of galley slaves was seated in close order on benches covered with coarse sacking rudely stuffed, over which were thrown bullocks' hides. Five or six of them occupied a bench 10 or 11 feet long. To a foot-board be neath each man was attached a chain ending in an iron band, riveted round one of his ankles. The benches were so close together that as one row of them pushed forward their oar, the arms and oar of the row behind were projected over their bended backs. The size and weight of the oar were so great that, except at the end where it wns tapered to a managea ble size, it was necessary to work it by bandies faxed to the side. xhe slaves were overlooked by the boat swain. His place was on the gangway, close to the stern-most oars, where he was at all times within hearing of the orders of the C-iptain. Along the gang way, at regular intervals, his mate and the driver were ;posted, so that the con duct of each slave was under inspection. The oars were put in motion or stopped by the sound of a silver whistle worn by I tne boatswain, wno, witn nis mates, was armed wiih - a heavy w4iip ol - bull's sinew to stimulate the exertions of the slaves. When it was necessary to continue the labor for many hours without respite, they would administer, in addition to the lash, morsels of bread steeped in wine, which they put in the mouths of the men as they rowed. If, iu spite of these precautions, a slave sank from fatigue, he was whipped until it was evident that no further work was to be obtained from him, and then thrown either into the hold, where among bilge water and filth he had a chance of re covering his conciousness, or, if his case appeared desperate, into the sea. Speaking About the Earth. Says the Jorologiea ' Hews : Every thing on the earth and in the air above is permeated with the earth's magnetio force it goes through your olothes, it penetrates your bodies, it saturates your brains, it is a part, of lf.fe itself. Gaus, the illustrious German astronomer, has computed taking as a unit for his measurement a magnet fonrteen inches long, one inch wide, one-fourth inch thick, weighing one pound, made of the hardest steel and of the strongest magnetio force possible tho earth's magnetic force as equal to 8,464,000, 000,000,000,000,000 such magnets. The attracting or lifting power of such a magnet is about ten pounds, which would make the attractive power of the earth 42,310,000,000,000,000,000 tons. If the magnetism were equally distrib uted throughout the mass of the earth, the magnetio iutensity of each cubic yard would be equal to six of these magnets, or about sixty pounds attrac tive force. Professor Mayer has shown that his magnetic iifliience, this invis ible force, is a power filling space to an unknown distance, and radiating in the lines of magnetic force veiy much as the rays of the sunlight, the lines of the earth's magnetic force being from sonth to north, as indicated by the compass needle, Spring Everybody needs a sprins medicine. Tha blood must be purified, tne system strenRthened, and tho digestive organs toned and rcfrulated. If yem have never tried Hood's Sarsaparilla, do so' tijis season. It has Just those purifying, regulating, andstrength iug influences which you so greatly need. Take Hood's Sarsaparilla now and we are sure you will be glad that you resorted to this reliable spring medi cine. Do not delay. Purify the Blood "Hood's Sarsaparilla as a blood purifier has no equal. It tones the system, strengthens and invig orates, giving new life. I have taken it for kidney complaints with the best results; have used several bottles In my family and am satisfied that its reputa tion Is merited." D- K. Saundebs, 81 Pearl Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. "I have used Hood's Sarsapariila for blood poison, and believe it has entirely cured me." W. H. Baeb, Steubenville, Ohio. Sold by all druggists, $1; six for $3. Made only by C. I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, lioWell, Mass. IOO Doses One Dollar SORROWS OF A COLLECTOR. The Perils thataKmnll Man Encounters In Asking Burly Debtor to Pay tp. 'Collecting debts for other people is a business that has its drawbacks," said a man who for years has made his living at it. "You see that I am a very small man. Well, I suffer for my smallness. You may notice a blue tiDge under my eye. It was as black as a sloe last week. 1 called upon a Nassau street lawyer, who owed a Jersey City tailor 840 for a suit of clothes, and intimated, very respectfully that I had come for the money. You will scarcely credit it, bnt he kicked me down two flights of stairs, and flung me into the street, I fell on my face, and it was not his? fist, but a paving stone that blackened' my eye. Of course, I made all the resist ance I could, but what chance would I have against a great six-footer, snch as he was ? Yes, I am often ill-used much in the same way, and I find it never cava to call the oolice. or to look to the 1 law for satisfaction. Tho best way is to : grin and bear it. .Large men would be much more successful as collectors than small ones. I suppose John L. Sullivan would recover the amount of the bill every time; but large men won't go into the business, as a rule; so we are nearly all small, and are savagely abused. "The debts I am sent to collect are mostly verv bad debts, indeed. I ' classify them in their degrees of bad- ness. It 1 nave to asK a burly ruman for the amount of a bill that he has already refused to pay, why, I expect to bs rewarded with at least half of it if I recover the money. Nobody but myself pays my doctor's bill if things go hard with me. In more promising cases, of course, I am satisfied with a smaller sum. Occasionally I have luck. A month ago I recovered $600 that seemed a hopeless debt. The man who paid it was drunk at the time, and had just been left a fortune by his aunt. I re ceived $300 out of it, and took a rest for a few days, as I generally do when I get a windfall; but I am usually as poor as a crow. "I never have the slightest expectation of collecting money the first time I ask. But constant dripping of water will wear away a stone, and after I have called about twenty times the debtor, if he is not a violent fellow, finds that his life is becoming a burden to him, nnd the number of lies he has told in making appointments with me, and then keep j iu8 out of tbe wav od1v of course, to meet me me next uuy muo uajrmKi with a flimsy explanation and another bogus appointment, begins at last to weigh upon his conscience, however de praved it may be. Then perhaps he pays, either by installments, which is the worst possible way, both for him and for me, or in a lump sum. "No, sir ! If I had a son I would not bring him np to be a collector of debts, New York Sun. Settling an Account Quickly. llerr T'n rn rrerii iu "t.-- .I., ifct.n ,m,i H at tne door. Come in !" ' Herr Pumpgern's tailor steps into tho room. "Ah, it's you, Herr Sticklo ! I sup pose you have brought my account ?" , "I make so bold, Herr Pumpgern; you see I am rather short of money." "Short of money, are you? Just open my desk yonder see that drawer?" Horr Stickle opens a drawer; it is empty. Then Herr Pumpgern says: "Not this; the other one." Herr Stickle opens a second drawer empty, too. Herr Pumpgern observes: "I do not mean that one; it's one be low." Herr Stickle obeys. "Well, what do you see in it ?" asks Herr Pumpgern. "A pile of papers; nothing besides," is his reply. "That's the one those are my bills. Place yours on the top of the rest," re plied Herr Pumpgern cheerily, and add ing, "Good morning, Herr Stickle," he calmly turned on his other side. Aot a Trace. Dr. D. P. Penington, D. D. S., 536 West Fayette street, Baltimore, Mary land, states that he has personally nsed the Bed Star Cough Cure and in his family, and has found it a prompt and Bure remedy for coughs and colds. No bad results of other cough remedies. Not a trace of opium or morphia. MARKET KOTES. KEW YOKK MARKET. The Wholesale New York market quotation thow: Beans rrime, tL90Jl.95; fair to good, i j.oo(a9i.(u per I'lisneL j 1'otteb Now York gold at 2425ol for ! choice in pails, and 2321o. common to Rood. ! Western Creamery told at 1820a, and tha ', common W estern at 120130. Chkesb Factory fancy, 11311?40; do. fair tc Rood, 68c. Eaos Quotations ranged from 15a. for or dinary, to 16a. for New York. New Jeraey and 1'ennnylYania. Floub Superfine, t2.60f 3.15; Weatern, t3.8o45.60-, extra New York. $3.50ii-t.25. il at Shipping, (W(g70a.; clover, 7075a.; lalt. C0c; BU-aw, 7075o. Hops New York, 14 35)150.; Eastern, 1213j; yearlings, 8llc; olds," 8S9c. i Pobk Clear Back, 14.25$15.25; dresaal nopa, .Vfffoc. J... . WntAi rx-Spring Na 2, . 90JL'c i . UU- . waukee, Na 2, Btfo. ; amber, Ct't ; j white, c.90j. Corn Ungraded Western Mixed. 5050io; Eteamer Mixed, 49? 50a in elevator. 51 5 ,a. delivered; No. 2, 50aii4'o. in elevator, 61jj(a oisc., delivered ; White ttoutheru, 54a de livered. liiK State, 72a74Xo. PHILADELPHIA MARKET. Flour Stateiamily, 3.(32,' (5)3. 75; rye floor 3.(!2,iji3.75: wheat. State, !!7'o.; amber, 40.00; corn, yellow, 49a ; mixed SUCe 49c. Petroleum Refined. la.i crude, 6'a nooiy otate and Western xx, 4b(g)&Uaj x, aiiaioc.; medium, 6U(a)ola; coarse, 4ml BOSTON MARKET. J! lour From $2.853.15 for low and mcaium. to 4.104.60 tor choice Minnesota. Corn. 53 Wffi54a tor mixed and vellow. Buttf.b Common, 10a14as Vermont dauy, 1722a ; choice oreauiory, 23(225 Chkf.se ll12a Beans l.G0fi 1. 65. Hay Choice, tl7f IS. CATTLE MARKET Buffalo Cattle, good quality, $1.25 t4 60; hogs, fair to good, t4 654.75; best, 4.85. East Liherty. Penn. -Best cattle, t (3 t ; medium to good, $ (fffc ; commou to fair, t $ ; Hogs, Yorkers, 4.65 o 4.80 ; l'hiladeiphiaa, 4.955.05. Sheepi t6.S5(ff'5.5q 15 Abrotutehi Free front, ilrtlntr. Kmctict nnd Foitinns. A PROMPT, SAFE, SURE CURE For Cocffhl, Sor Throat, H.mren-. lnnii. nc, Colli. Ilruni'hltln. tVonp, V hoopiil tomrli, AMhma. Quln-i, l'slns In Chl, ud otlior ftOt-, tioud t (km Tbmftt uJ l.unc. rlO 10 Oit a IIotti c. r imvouun in Buum. JU1 UUaiM A. TObU KR WBPAMT. lU.tr, trlll V. t. EKlood's Sa " TRAPEjMAHg i Medicine "I used Hood's Sarsaparilla last sprln and it truly say it helped me very much. To those suffer ing With bilious complaints, nervous prostration, or i:... t o.mitatlv recommend it." Mas E. CxntENTEii, fcainmSMto, Mich. "I was 6'erioasly troubled with Mlicmsness, and sour stomach; had no appetite, and nothing tasted good or natural, tiooa s Dan"ayi"' ,'"-.- manent relief." C. L. Babbitt, Syracuse; N. Y. Strengthens the System mnrh rundown, and generally neys were more ur icea ucioukcu, " , Hood'B Sarsaparilla built me riant np and put new j life into me. I most cheerfully r'ecofnmend Hood Sarsaparilla to the like afflicted." W. R. STAYNER, CambridKeport, Mass. j "I have used Hood's Sarsapanlla for biliousness, think it a great remedy for that complaint-" J. W. Abbott, litanchester, S. H' rsaparma Sold by all druggists, tl; six for $5. Made only by i C. L HOOD k CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass. IOO Doses One Dollar A Mathematical Reputation. When the late Professor Phelps was a graduate student at Cambridge, he took a walk one morning with Professor New ton, a man who lives in a World ol mathematics and simply exists in the common world of ordinary things. Professor Newton, aa is his habit, started off on the discussion of an ab struse problem. As the professor went deeper and deeper, Mr. Phelps' mind wandered further and further from what was being said. At last Mr. Phelps' at tention was called back to his compan ion by the professor winding np with : "Which, you see, gives na 'x.' " "Does it?" asked Mr. Phelps, think ing that in politeness he ofoght to reply something. "Why doesn't it?" excitedly ex claimed the professor, alarmed at the possibility that a flaw had been detected in his calculations. Quickly his mind ran back over the work. There had, indeed, been a mistake. "You aie right, Mr. Phelps, you are right," al most shouted the professor. "It doesn't give us 'x,' it gives ns 'y.'" And from that hour Professor New ton looked upon Mr. Phelps as a mathematical prodigy. He was the first man who had ever caught the professor tripping. "And so," Mr. Phelps used to add, with his peculiar smile in telling the story, "I achieved a reputation for knowing a thing I hate. It's a way many reputations are made in thia su perficial world." This seems to paralyze him. Hereto fore I have always met his mirthful sal lies with uproarious laughter, and he cannot understand this sudden change. But I keep right on looking at him and he keeps growing smaller and smaller, and slowly edges away toward the door. My gaze is fixed steadily upon him, and by the time he gets out on the sidewalk he isn't bigger than a pint of yeast. He has gone away to die. Without economy none can be rich with economy few need be poor. Best French Brandy , Smart-Weed, Jamaica Ginger and Camphor Water, as combined in Dr. Pierce's Extract of Smart-Weed, is tha best remedy for colic, diarrhrea, cholera mor bus, dysentery or bloody flux; also, to break up colds, fevers and intlammatory attacks if used early. A lad at Muskegon, Mich., although only 15 years of agp, weighs 235 p-mnds. Thf. purest, sweetest and best Con Liver Oil in the world, manufactured from fresh, healthy livers, upon the sea hore. It is absolutely pars and sweet. Patients who have once taken it pre fer it to all others. Physicians have decided it superior to any of the other oils in the market. Made by Caswell, Hazard A Co., New York. Chat-fed bands, face, pimples and rough skin cured by using Juniper Tar Soap, njade by Caswell, Hazard & Co., Now York. The average age of the English Guards gone to Egypt was 23; averago hight, 6 feet. If afflicted ith sore eyes ne Dr. Isaao Thompson's Eye Water. Diuggists Fell it. 25c. Charters havo been grunted to build a rail road from Peiitwcola, Fla., to Memphis. - "Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physicinn thTei" ThnrtUa to J r. J'l.,-.-w, rl to is n l,t!m Inhim tIoiucii AieuicarDIsc6vey,a every wound" to health, from colds, coughs, consumption, bronchitis, and all chronic, blood, lung and liver affections. Of druggists. Birmingham, Eng., has the most extensive button trade of any city in the world. Ltdia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is a sure cure for kidmy complaints. The largest prune orchard in the world is situated one miie from Sara og, Cat, "Fools Ttii.h In, Angels Fear to Tread." So impetuous youth is often given to folly and indiscretions; and, as a result, nervous, mental and organic debility follow, memory is impaired, self confidence is lacking; at night bad dreams occur, premature old age seems setting in, ruin is iu the track. In con fidence, you can and should write to Dr. K. V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y., tho author of a treatise for the benefit of that class of pa tients, and describe your symptoms and suf ferings. He can cure you at your home, and will send you full particulars by maiL When money Bent in a registered letter 1 lost the lods fa Is on the sender. "UouRh on I'aln" Plimtrr. Porons and strengthening, improved, theb?st for backache, pains iu chest or side, rheuma tism, Nenralgiii. 25c. Druggists or maiL A hioiilt perfumed Soap will not heal or cure SUin Disessvs, neither will it beautify and Bkfien face and hands; try ''Beeson's Aromatic Alum Sulphur Soap." 25 cents by Druggist, or by mail. Wm. Dreydoppel, Philadelphia, Ta. With Ely's Cream Balm a child can be treated without pain or dread, and with perfect safety. Try the remedy. It cures Catar h, Hnv F ver and Colds in the Hea 1. It is easily applied with the finger a:id gives relief from the tirst appli cation. Trice 60 cents. At druggists. 60 cents by mail. Ely liros., Owego, N. Y. Tbe Hope of the ISntlon. Children, slowiu development, punv, scrawny and delicate, use "Wells' Health Kou'ewer." Housewives, shop girls and silos women all suffer from Weak Back and Sideacha Apply a Hop Porous Plaster and get instant relief. A famous strenstheuer. 2.jc. druists. I nAVE bepn a severe sufferer from Catarrh for the past fiftei n years, with distressing pain over my eyes. Gradually tle d.sease worked down upon my lungs. About a year and a half ago I commenced using Ely's Cream Balm, with most graiityin-; results, and am to-day apparently cured Z. V. Warren, Rutland, Vt. "Koaah on 1'onchs." Ask for "Bomrh on Cooehs." for Comrha. Colds. Sore Throat, Hoarseness. Troches, 15a Liquid, 25a See Here, Young Men, that cirl of mine is twice as handsome sinco she commenced using Carlioline, the deodor ized extract of Petroleum, and 1 would not be without it for a fortune. . . . .. Ely's Cream Iin.M has entirely cured meof long standing case of ctnrrh. I have never yet seen ils equal as a cure for cold in the head ami hi aitaeho resulting lrcm such colds. It is a remedy of sterling merit. Ed. L. Crosly, Naa ville, lenn. 1 nlitrrb ol llie Milliliter. Stinging, irritation, inflammation, all Kidney and Urinary Complaints, cured by "Buehu Paiba." $U Swans live to be 300 years of ago, and whales iivo to be over 1.000 years old. liltporlnnl. WhfiB ytm t1H or lenv Nt-w York olty, MrobAfirM xproMsaffO ul 43 crri.'t biro, aod stop at tho tiimaa Uul' limol, opposito tir&ud Uomrl depot. tiuti elecm rouml, bltad up at a oust of on millloa, doUan. al ajsii upward perdav. Kuropeao plan. Kio ratr. KMtauMnt auppliod with thob'iat. Elorao oaia, tagM and alavatod railroad to ail dopota. Familior oao riva boiler for la mopoj at tUo iirand Unto Uotot thau at an other tirst-claae hotal in tha oit. Tor Kpeciai, Katrh tor advertising la this psrwr M'ly In tbe pnlihslmr of tho pa iwr. T I o". THIS PLASTER actsdtrectljupoo tha mna, clra and the oerrea of tut hack, the teat of a t palo FOU ALL t"5 Trouble., wheth.1 local or deeply aeteu tb.li planter will bo round to glr tnatant relief !v ap Plylni between the houl- SHARP for Kidney Troaole, Rheumatism. Ne.iraiml Pain in the HMe and Back A CD A. thnv ara Sfo" S!1 Krui.nl... for STf a,l!i' nr dve for 91. it' H"l e.l on receipt of PLASTER , .. o, .-! n,iooltt a . i o """ nil MOTHERS, save yonr children. Wnnilf williloit. 2.V. All ilrniHts. 4"WUKlVlS rpO introduce and sell tne trade the w.ll kn' wn aart I celebrate t lliiramol th. lek I V i i a J.T, t :H; A.K COM PAN If. Ijberal arrangements. g,u.i jr .j- k ,'.", paiti u tne right m.a. t er further k " aii.il. ni ware, llieNoiv York .V llxvatin ri(a irli A; IIht.iir (Mm. r. , ift!fi?iJ'jJw York, OPIUM-HABIT EASILY CntEO. ADVICK Fit EE. Dr. J. O. HOFFMAN. JefTerion.WHv if, it K-f if ft? ffBWR sy Y ACA; II LA5I t.l THE TRUE ECONOMY. ' Every one mtWtJ"etic economy to succeed In life. But it is no eComr "shoddy " art c1k bad Flour, bad Butter Food of any kind are ot economical to use n7 Pc: fnottssnd tfmeswisa "shoddy" nf?dBlM ta pretends (n ere, bnt makes the patient worse. ' tWAm the best few in the cheapest because it U nutritious snd strengtliewirs to the whole system, even in small quantities, so is a fmre medK-iiw.whictt cures every time, even in small dee; therefu ways keep in mind these I'm Solid t'aett, tfTiien is more real solid cure In on twffeof Hunt's (Kidney and Liver) Kemkdt, for the disease It prepared for than in a barrel of the so-called cures; the dose is iW to 30 drops. ,i, r.tver. stomacS, Kidneys, Bladder and Lrtnnry e-ar-r 111 nravatit aa well as cce Malaria. Fevera and nheumatism and all diseases which eoms from impure blood. Keep the fouatain and fb spring that snrrly it pure, and the stream flowin' ttwiw. from will be healthy nd life-KivinK, i tWM ecial and intefestlnU cae of Brifthfs dle eaxe described on second page ol our Banner Bookv UTHvst's (Kidney and Liver) Bkvidy purifies the Blood, thereby keeping the Kidneys, Liver, Stomach, Bladder and Urinary oreim vigorous witl hfe nd action, causing them to free the system from the poisonous wast which brings disease and death. r.r-It reaches the pt of the disease t once 1. moves the cause-stimulate- and aiwtst the funo fions of the Kidneys, Liver a-jd Vrluary organs. health hv naiag UvUT (Kidney and Liver) Bkmkdt, as millions will no. rocomptnae that . loss of the priceless boon. Jt will cnB ramm Weakness, aud prevent monthly suffering. ..u..An,lenre frp-lv affuwerad bv OUT Consulting Physician at tbia offlcsv 1 trrh largest tales are at tho home of tho medicinei 'where it is best known, it ui used most extensively and trescribed bv 75 phvslriaDS, What better endorse ui out could be offered 7 PRICE $1.25 PEE BOTTLE. Hunt's ReieJy Co.; ProyiuCDce, I L Sold bv All Druggist.' .tQ.mt a-TM-, mmmd KairerlnaT W Too much effort cannot uufiUe to bringr to the attention of suffering womanliood tha great value of Lydia E. Finkhara'. Vegetaol? Compound as a remedy for the disease of women, and perhaps nothing; ia more effeo tual than the testimony of those who hav been cured by it. Such an one to the wife of General Barringer, of Winston, N. C, and we quote from the general' letter as follows: "Dear Mrs. PinkLam: Please allow me to add my testimony to the most excellent medicinal qualities of your Vegetable Compound. Mrs, Barringer was treated for several years for what the phy. iciana called Leucorrhea and Prolapsus Uteri combined. I sent her td Richmond, Va., where she remained for six months under tbe treatment of an eminent physician without any permanent benefit. She was induced to try y-ur medicine and after a reasonable time commenced to Im prove and is now able to attend to ber busi ness and considers herself fully relitvtd." General Barringer iB tha proprietor of tb American Hotel, Winston, N. C, and ia widely known. I had a valuable hm-ae taken with tho pinker. r" suiting in 1 lood pmon. Afteruine months of doctor ing with all the remedies tot found in horse books, I (impaired ol a cure. His right hind log was as large as a man's bodv, and hud on it over forty running sore. At last 1 thought nf Kwift's Specific. I nwd flltcen bottles. In Aucnst last all symptoms of the diseaxe disappeared. There have been no signs of a return, and the horse has done a mule's work on Biy fann ever since. Jag. L. Flimino. Augusta, Oa January B. Ikm.1. Treatise on Hlood and Skin Disease mailed freA The Swift Specific Co., Drawer 3, Atlanta, Oa., or lS'j v. i)d St., N. Y. , CENTS. la. tha. f Y. A HaDa. O nr G.. i7 Broav j nr v.. ' aJrvama . AS FOB IT, fOtttWtty th BMl, ihtne llnbit t'nrea ia 10 rinva. n pny fill rnreoi. rtTSPHRvR, I hnns. Ohio IMMEDIATE RELIEF. FURNISH yoorownboHlosaW . tnio- fotirth. tho ooot. (.or I ui's mna ' -fn nis d in powder and seot of n a I. irilb full duavth n for mia litui ud usinc. also labels f' bow- ties, ciroulsrs. oto. It relievoo pain as ii 1 7 music " , hold remedy wbeie'er Snoop f o aehe.T. oth.che. Burnt- wis ealoo -Bpra ni and Krm.ee. Sore Tame UliO'S. I'looh Wounds, oto. Tho remedy .put op " '"t - psikanes. Tha K'o. pa. . when leducod ti hqn o fnrm, will fill 34 iw-i-oi. boUlee. Yon oa saoily hear tho arm. Agenlla can oi In money in selling it. uo dvr a !aoee and yon will be a rexnlnr Ciii'nmet hereafter. C'ATAKK H. Gordon s Oa tarr.i iw.i.euy pus tily euro., rirvyoonio - EEST TRUSS EVER USED. Worn ni.Haud day. F'W itiv.'ly eve. lltiptnre. H-nt bv man every ,nm. vs rite for lull ducxuUva circulars 10 me New York Elastic Trills Company, 744 B dway, New York A3CLE 0 Best In the World. Made only by the FYaaerLuhrtra. r (V. at Chicago, N. Y. A St-Loula. Sold evervwhrrr. t has uktn tha ! ta the sale ol that clatt ol remclie", aot ha i aJmoit uolvciiai MUsiac tlUOs MURPHY BROSU Part. Taj 8 hat won th Uvor of trie public ani now ranks atnou leading MtAi cuaCX'f the o Idorrte A. U SMITH. Bra.l...rd. Pt, Sold by Driii'ifiM. PrttaI 00. SALESMEN WANTED Good Waawi. Sternly Work. Addrww, J. tuHtiu - haw, IN urci' man, Kor afur. wij. AHfiNDSOHE LADY., or h ui It tadv nu m&k mo vrllinf "I'lAavsnry f Th .uhf T (Mrtthir, How, UTn. Th bBt tMnvA book tw puoli-hmi. bhoK.i b in try b m and rrkd t v-ry tirid. Bautn jllnau-aud. Coo fcuns th brichtSv thnncbU of Um b4rt nva-J. Kwil old. ood py tn nrnrat worker. Addrw qotckj, BKYANAYLOH A OO. N!J Brodwy, N T. frvousDe b. a. u sail h a it.. uaa, ralaiiaa. lav TELEGRAPHY VALENTIN K BKO! TAUGHT ATO) SITUATIONS N1SHKD. Circulars free. s.. Jane.villet t. WE WANT 100D l.ooa. A4.i.T for the new hook Till all Y.lUfctKK YF.Aka AHONO) OiM WILD INDIANS By Un. DODOC mmd (Jen. SHKRMaN. Th futclUia book out IndorNl by Proa t Arthnr. Oan'a Orsal, Sherman. Sheridan, an4 thousand, of Eminent Judra, Olencyaien, Editors, etc., a " Tht K'rt awl fW J)urfrled btmm Jeot Jtm- .fS (!. " Helieeri(MI'. r" lO I, ?o rl.r. sr-t..(ll(l ld. ile r.VroS taiaora.ro and Sntvt JrWf make It (Ae bnimirc hoe for jreOb (L"SeTi(l for rimilsrn, Speefmen Piste, Krtrm 7Vrea. etc, Bj A. I. H OKI IIINC ! I II, H.rtfora.iV.w. PATCH! ttTa n't Wekaires nf Hilt, and Sarins AS-kKIS '"t lor 2oe. BnibtMid, rv Bilks, lilo. J?L5-?.?rJ 6 JLOLBASbt.'lT. lt.Khstt!r. NY. A ORKTS WANTED for Mnrveloos Wonders of tho P lar World. Kii)'ei lly illiisti aled. Full aorouut of tho i reely Kiprilitimi. Selliuvveiy fast, hendto Circulars. Isational Fublishinii Co.. riiia. ra. R. U. AW ARE- THAT Lcrillard'B Climax . Ping bfti-lnr rrf fin tag; liim Lotillard'f It um I ,n f fine out : t ht t-4-irlllfird' Ntvy 1 Hrplng. ami tlmt LorillHrd's riiutia, r tio li-t niid fih;nviit qnft'iti, -..(.'.ir ALL IMPERFECTIONS. or iuo Face, Il n 1 A K'.-t, Siumrtluonc Hvr. VoU. Warts FWk'en. Moth, Red NM49. Arm, Bl k Hn.ifta, Scarm, Pitting and t-i'aim nt. Dr. .Iith-i ooilbury, 31 X I curl M-., Ulmny, IN. V. lUUsvt lis led 1S.0. httiii luc. tot Book. IfV E. iHf Great Enilish Cout an. :I S rihS. Rheumatic Remedy. , . ui yox, . l.utl; mil n it, & cn. (1 A nEMNANTST H jyjl U Wo will setvd jon 1 1 LO fj XA Htl' EJH ""1, ' l-aoea whlrb w I ii ran be bought at half li.coil volt will sci.rthe i ain- of flvo ladies ta your vicinity to T. K. I'AKKB'I, l.vnn, M&M, CONSUMPTION. 1 hT ft peltW remedy for tb tabor dlacava ; by l tbuivni f etivi wt tb worst It lad a of (oa tandli? ha bn ru e. ltii1M,, f trancl tayfaUt ! tiatncacy. thtt I wl I n.1 TWO )T1'LES FKRft, oreih.-r rii!i a Til D tll KTRR TISHn thtadlM M atj n' r. o;t md r C. adr . Da. T. A.. BLU01M.U1 PaavrttU.. Mow Tarfe v ni ul, on ivi'im; t at .oo. in 1 or jc. Muni- Stamp rrtiiriip.l it v,M. do not takf innu'von ivturuot booka. Add O. L.H.niKht ilinK, 7" M-.dmon At., Albany, N-lf TEURSTON'S TOOTH POWDER Keeping Tr,-th IV. Tret nndJJnma Healthy. Husev' New Steel Coulter Harrow. Taa Taata at warifX&C Alto nolo mukrr mf Hujy' T ar1af i.ajwr ,xe V - SiVrl ' Hard Metal flow .va tr.ted Catalogue a4 rl fi es I Si HvWvfW ON f.vt ' : t- ,-tiya r Mf 3LASTICP REASE flAS Cares la J il TO s DATS, yj JT' '13 caai. Stricture. wfji ' ty the V;4lvsai C&snicil Cs. V'?. Cinclnaati,E$7Ta inn IUU Bla AVJr " ATi:n, Gentlomrn or Ldln, tow tlouqhtaHna's Hn.,a nk of l cfut Informa tion, uu I for "il-vif,r,,Ii,.-t,8 Solarp Ut of Cnited MatrM Oilh-uiU." Os'Hr.(iMj.-H air -'a Iv B.Id. 5 to $tft ft UAV m til Kimrl.i ...... ... I. . I... i. a t I.