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THE MYSTERIES OF A DAY.
ST5,OB CUHIOUS, AND STARTLING THEHUS OCCURRING. ABOUT US. Where the Turtle Ceme From A Remark' able Mary The Eg-e Turned ta C hick eue-Tae Sea Captain's Hone-The BaJ' timore Journalist, Etc.. Elo. Uncle Billy Adams was furnishinc the music for a gathering at the residence of weu-Known planter in Dooly county, Missouri, given in honor of a visiting young lady from Augusta, The night was warm, and the windows were thrown open, iliss Alice, wearv of dam noticed the bird cage hanging among tuico which grew over tne veranaa, me inmate of which was aroused to its sweetest strains of song by Uncle Billy's uuuie. lapping ner linger lightly upon the cage, Miss Alice felt the vinebuds playing about her hand. "My God!" exclaimed one of the dancers, as he looked toward the girl, "look there 1" A shriek from Miss Alice, and she fell to the floor. As she fell a huge snake was seen circling down her arm from the cage across her shoulders, and as she lay prostrate gathered itself in a huge coil upon her bosom. "With its mouth wide open, its fangs set, and pressing its head closely to the girl's cheek, the moment was one of intense excitement. The ominous rattle was heii:d when Uncle Billy's fiddle gave forth one of its live liest airs, and the reptile quickly crawled off, wriggling its way toward the music and out of tue house. "I dess knowed dat Hid fotch uin," said Uncle Billy, as he caressed his instrument. "Does creepin' creeturs is a might fond of music." The reptile was followed and killed, when it was found to measure . eight feet. A retired old se a captain in the North of England bought a horse to please his wife. The ani mal proved to be frisky, and ,seY eral times succeeded in spilling the old lady. At last the captain attempted to break the unruly steed of his vicious habits. lie took a keds;e anchor, with a stout line, and fastening: one end of the line to the axle of his phteton, took the kedge aboard, and the two men started for a drive along the shore. Boon the vicious animal spied something which gave rum an excuse to run away, and dashed cff with frightful vivacity. The captain dropped the reins, and sum moned all hands to let so the "anchor." The anchor was let go, and caught firmly in the sand. The unsuspecting quadru ped pranced jovously along until he got to the end of the rope, and then he paused paused so suddenly that the phaeton was demolished, and the two men shot up into the air like a couple of sky rockets, coming down in a fearfully dilapidated condition. The Lancaster Ledger publishes the following remarkable story: "On the plantation of Mr. K. T. Dunlop live two negroes whose house has lately been showered with rocks from the skfes This wonderful phenomenon of rocks falling has been going on in that locality at intervals for more than ten days, and people for miles around gather there to witness it. The rocks vary in size from an egg to a cocoanut. A peculiarity about them is that they have fallen upon several persons without giving any hurt or pain. A number of white men who hooted at the idea, have visited the place and are convinced of the truth of the story. A number of gentlemen rode out on Monday to witness the phe nomenon. They were not there long before a sound on the shingles notified them that a rock had fallen. It was picked up and found to be quite hot. It resembled flint and had something on it which resembled soot. A very honest old darkey told a party that he saw a rock rise up from near a peach tree and go straight up in the air." Prince's Bat is full of sea turtles. How the turtles came there is explained by the fact that a few weeks ago several vessels came into port at one time, bringing large cargoes of green turtles. The result was that the market was overstocked, and green turtle became too cheap to please one Yankee captain, who decided to hold his stock for a raise. lie ran Ixia vessel down to Staten island, and along the Kill von Kull found two unused docks close together. He built a bulkhead across the ends of the docks and tumbled' his cargo into what he supposed was a secure pond or corral. There were. in that pen many tons of material for fine turtle soup, but a big storm swept down from Newark Bay, bursting the captain's turtle pen, and letting his turtles escape. There is a journalist in Baltimore, a man of long experience and with habits almost Puritanical in their steadiness, who spends his vacation in a very novel manner. He is a man of family, and in hia residence there is a large and com fortable cellar. If his family desires to go away he interposes no objections, but he says that, as far as he is concerned, he is not going to pay $3 or $4 a day for being cooped up in a summer resort hotel room when he has right at hand so many facilities for comfort. So, when his holiday comes, he has the cellar thoroughly cleaned and fitted up with sofa, easy chairs, hammocks, etc. He collects the best things in literature, lays in a stock of provisions and plenty of cigars and tobacco, and for two weeks he enjoys the luxuries of life like a king, exiled in his own cellar. The village of Emsworth, in England, was recently visited by a remarkable plague of flies, which simultaneously covered an area of one mile. At some places it was impossible to move without closing the eyes and mouth. Around every lamp in the town the spectacle was most curious. Attracted by the light thick swarms abounded, and their buzz resembled that of a hive of bees. At the Post Office, where the upper portion of the door is open for ventilation, and where necessarily the light is kept burn ing till the early morning, the insects covered the sorting boards, letters and bags, and had to be continually swept If with brushes. At one lamp they simply hung down in clusters. The employees of a Chicago commis sion house a few days ago were greatly surprised at hearing the chirping of chicks proceeding from a case of newly received eggs they were handling. Upon investigation a novel hatching was de veloped. Snugly located in half a dozen spaces where should have been eggs were young chickens. As the eggs had been in transit by the railroad longer than a day it is evident that the chicks were hatched while en route to the market. This is the first time such an incident has been reported in the egg trade of Chicago, and is a new departure in finding supplies for poultry custo mers or confirmatory of the report that the weather has been warm. In the northern part of Nebraska an Irish colony, called Jackson, has been settled for twenty nine years, six of the colonists of which are wjrth from $40, 000 to $90,000 each. They were very poor when they arrived there, and were so discouraged by the desolate ap pearance of the prairie and the loneliness and desolation, which affected the Irish so much that if they had the money they would have left. Fortunately they had not. They had come up by the steamers from the Southern States, where they had been digging ditches. . The Cologne Gazette points out the curious fact that Munich has 244,000 in habitants, and only 11.000 citizens. To become a regular citizen it is necessary to pay 100 to lo0 marks (25-$37, and this only a small portion of the inhab itants have done. Those who are not regular citizens are obliged to pay the same taxes as the others, although they are not entitled to vote on commercial affairs. Regular citizens, in cases of ex treme poverty, are entitled to liberal pe cuniary assistance. A farmer near Middletown, N. Y., who was losing his potatoes by parties digging them up at night, resolved to watched his patch. He and a friend armed with guns, took a position near the patch, but both fell asleep, and upon awakening, found that two rows of pota toes had been dug and their guns were stolen. i THE OBEAH SAX. Horrible Superstitions ef the Ignorant Ne groes of the West Indies. Jamaica Letter to Philadelphia Press. Obeah, in the "West Indies, is a two fold art the art of poisoning combined with the art of imposing upon the cre dulity of ignorant people by a pretense of witchcraft. The Obeah man or wo man is one of a great guild or fraternity of crime. Hardly a criminal trial oc curs in the different colonies in which he is not implicated in one way or another. His influence is unbounded, the credu lous peasantry holding him as prophet, priest and king of the district over which he holds sway. If a negro maiden wants a charm to make her lover "good to her;" if a man wishes to avenge a wrong, or to know the secrets of the future, the Obeah man is at hand to sup ply the means and to proffer his assist ance and advice. Under the title of "bush doctor" he wanders from place to place at the cost of his dupes ; supplied with food by one, with money by another, denied nothing. His pretensions are high; but he has means at hand to enforce them. He de clares himself powerful to cure all dis eases, tie can protect a man irom the consequences of a crime; he can even reanimate the dead. His knowledge of poison is immense. Every bush and tree furnishes weapons for his armory. Unfortunately, in too many instances, more effective agents are not wanting to his hand. How many planters have had poison administered to them in their coffee ; how many book keepers have come to an untimely end by the mixture of ground glass in their food may be seen in the records of the slave courts of the different colonies Barbadoes and Jamaica especially. Next to cholera and yellow fever, Obeah was the greatest danger which every white man connected with the administration of a sugar estate had to encounter. There is something indescribably sin ister in the appearance of the Obeah man, which is readily observed by per sons who have mixed much with the negroes. Sometimes, as an outward and visible sign of his trade or calling, he carries about with him a staff or wand, with serpents wreathed about it or the rude likeness of a human face roughly delineated on the handle. Lizards' bones, cats' claws, ducks' skulls, grave dirt that is, earth taken from the grave of a freshly-buried corpse hang in a bag at his side. He has his cabalistic book (albeit he can seldom read), full of strange characters, crude figures and roughly traced diagrams and devices, which he pretends to consult in the ex ercise of his calling. On one occasion I happened to be in a court-house during the trial of a noto rious thief, when I noticed one of these gentlemen enter the room; a very dirty handkerchief was bound tighly around his head, and from under his shaggy brows I could see a pair of small, cun- ' ning eyes which never took their gaze from the face of the Judge. The pris oner was undefended and was finally convicted, but I was afterward told that instead of employing a lawyer he had j retained for his defense this Obeah man, and had actually paid him the sum of three guineas for his services. The wizard had undertaken to "fix the eye" of the Judge, and had persuaded the miserable dune that this would infalli bly secure his acquittal. It Was Only Black Sand. THRILLING EXPERIENCE OP A CAPTAIN ON THE ERIE CANAL. A New England skipper,-a shipping: clerk, and the captain of a canalboat, sat on the lee rail of a codfish schooner and discussed the decline of the Ameri can merchant marine. "You see that scar," said the captain. pointing to a red ridge across his check. "Well, give us the story," urged the skipper. "It was years ago," began the cap tain; "I was running a fast packet line on the Erie Canal from Albany to Buffa lo. 1 had a beautiful boat and four fast horses every few miles. We carried the mail and always had a bir load of pas sengers One trip we took on board a lot of emnil barrels, labeled 'black sand.' One of the barrels was acci dentally broken open, the cover lost, and a quart or so of the 'black sand' scat tered about the hold. The barrel was set out of the way near the wine cask, and apparently was forgotten. At din ner time some more wine was wanted by some of the passengers, and I went down to draw it from the cask. As the hold was dark, I took a broken piece of candle for a light. Scarcely knowing what I did, I stuck the candle upright in the 'black sand,' and sat down on the floor to draw the wine. I had been up all night and was very tired, and some how or other fell asleep. I must have shut off the faucet while asleep, for when I awoke the wine pitcher was filled and the faucet closed. As I reached out my hand to take up the candle I saw a sight that froze my blood with horror. While I had slept the candle had burned low and was on the point of flickering out. In another instant the flame would reach the powder for of course it was powder, and not black sand and blow boat, crew, and passengers to atoms. I died a thousand deaths in an instant. I was paralyzed with fear, and could only wait with staring eyes for the end. Death was already at my throat. The sound of laughter in the cabin came strangely to my ears. They were feast ing in the face of a terrible death. At last the end came; the light flickered for a moment, flared up for the last time, and then " "And then!" whispered the skipper and the clerk with breathless interest. "And then went out. As it was noth ing but black sand for moulders' use, nothing occurred beyond the upsetting of the pitcher of wine as I fell forward in a faiut." "But the scar ?" asked the clerk. "Kicked by a mule; usual way with canal men." Yonn? Girls and Skating Rinks. A man writes to a New York paper as follows: Chief of Police John Y. McKane of Coney Island said to me while speak ing of the number of girls between the ages of 14 and 16 who have been arrested on the Island by his officers for disorderly conduct and other offenses: It is a fact, that my private book will substantiate that nine out of every ten of these girls upon private questioning by me, date their fall from the time they commenced to frequent skating rinks. This is no exaggeration. I used to think, when I read of clergymen and others denouncing the rinks for the im morality that was bred there, that the rinks were harmless, and that those gentlemen were inclined to sensationa lism. Now from the stories told me by these young girls, right here in my private office, I can appreciate the truth of their remarks and realize the danger that surrounds the young female in such resorts. I esteem this fact of such importance that I think it ought to be known. A Farmer's Dairy. To show what the cow is capable of doing under ordinary conditions on the farm, we started May 1, '84, with a herd of seven, six of thein grade Jersey, and kept strict account of the butter sold for the year ended April IJ0, '85, which was 2,667 pounds, making an average of 381 pounds to the cow, The cow not grade Jersey proved to be poor for butter and was slaughtered for beef before January 1, '85. I'here were three in the family who used all ie milk, cream and buttr they wanted from these cows, and they were all lovers of the same. My pasture is small and poor land in it, and I did net have any fodder corn, therefore was obliged to feed seme grain and hay or grass all summer; cannot state the amount for I varied the grain according to their needs; the lowest grain per day was four quarts of bran, and sometimes fed some meal We never weigh or measure milk ; it is the butter we are after. They are not large co'vs nor large milkers. UNDER THE GREEK LAMP. SKETCHES OF A NIGHT AT THE POLICE SERGEANT'S UKSa. Beggary Drunkenness, Crime Lives Thrown Away with Histories Full of Pathos. From the N. T. Herald. It is midnight in an east side station house. The cry of command rings out ; the relieving squad falls quickly into line and then marches out, the footfalls of the marching platoon sounding first loudly on the wooden floor of the station house, then with a sharp metallic ring on the pavement without, and so dying away in the distance. Behind the desk sits the sergeant in full uniform a man with a well fed person and a larsre mus- tache and the air of haughty nonchalance peculiar to police sergeants. .Before him is the charge sheet or blotter; he is ready for the business of the night. In the cells beyond all is quiet; they are as yet untenanted. A MURDEROUS HUSBAND. The sergeant has not settled back in his chair when the door of the station house is thrown hurriedly open and a woman, bareheaded and dishevelled, with a little child in her arms, runs in, Upon her face there is a large bruise, beneath which the skin is already puf- nng and swelling. "For God's sake, sergeant, protect me 1" she breathlessly cries. "My hus band has come home drunk and is try ing to murder me and the children." The sergeant's brows contract in a frown, as his eyes fell upon the woman's bruised face, but he does not for a mo ment allow his official imperturbability to be disturbed. He simply rings a gong ueneatn ms seat, ana in a moment an officer of the reserve squad appears. The officer receives his instructions and at once departs. The woman, afraid to return to her home, is temporarily shown into a waiting room in the rear. Ten minutes later a great noise is heard outside the station house door, and the officer of the reserve squad and a comrade appear, pushing and dragging a man between them, who it is evident at a glance is more than half crazed with drink. He is hatless and coatless, and beneath his shirt, torn in his struggles with the officers, gleams the upper part ot a brawny arm with the knotted mus cles of a prize-fighter. The arresting officer mentions incidentally that the ar rest was preceded by a fight, and that it was found necessary to use "the stick." The prisoner, cursing like a fiend, is searched and taken to the cells, and the wife, with her bruised face and tear stained cheeks, can now return to her home in safety. SINGLE AND MARRIED A CONTRAST. The sergeant is a philosopher in his way and condescends to make a passing comment on the preceding scene. "I knew that woman, " he says, "five years ago, when I was a roundsman, attached to a precinct on the west side. She was then as nice and chipper a little girl as you would wish to see. She was em ployed as a nursemaid in a family living near the Park. They thousrht a heaD of her; she had a good home, good food, good clothes and plenty of pocket money. But she must go and get married, which she did to that brute. Now she lives in a tenement house, is beaten and half starved, and I've no doubt that every stitch she's got outside of some old wrapper is in pawn. And that's the story of hundreds upon hundreds of working girls in this city. I tell you mighty few of these girls, it seems to me make anything by getting mairied." TYPES OF THE STATION HOUSE. ' During the next hour and a half there was a constant succession of arrivals be fore the station house desk. In the throng of prisoners were tramps and thieves, drunkards and disorderly per sons. Some of the thieves were mere children; some of the drunkards and the tramps were men whose hair was whitened beneath the passage of time. One of the prisoners brought in was a burglar arrested "on suspicion." He was treated with much respect on all sides, for his name was a great one in the criminal world, and he was an aristocrat in the ranks of crime. "There is a man," com mented the philosophic sergeant, "who might, had he chosen, have achieved re nown in almost any avocation in life. A well-educated man, sir, bright as steel, and clever as clever can be. If he had turned his talents in the right direction, I believe he'd have been one of the great est inventors in the country. Let him look at any lock or safe and he'll tell you the principle upon which it's constructed how to open it, and every blamed thing about it, inside of a few minutes. The safe men may blow as they like in their advertisements, but there never was a combination invented yet he couldn't beat. A great man, sir ; a great man. Toward three o'clock a tall, thin, respectable-looking man, who seemed not unlike a broken down merchant, came in, and with abashed mien asked for lodging. Following him two officers brought in an old woman in dirty black, with blood upon her face and her hair streaming over her shoulders in an un tidy mat. "That's Tipsy Bet," com mented the sergeant." A few years ago she used to be the leading danseuse in the ballet at one of the uptown theatres. Such airiness! Such dainty grace ! She was the rage among all the swells around town. But now drink's got her, and it is only a question of a little time before she is picked up dead in the street or winds up some night upon one of the slabs in the Morgue. A 8EN8ATIONAL EPISODE. "Ah, here's something," suddenly ex claimed the sergeant, as a commotion is heard outside. The door is flung open and four officers come in bearing be tween them a man whose face is ashen and whose eyes are leaden. He has been found semi-unconscious in a hallway, and when partially aroused has confessed to taking a dose of laudanum with the purpose of ending his life. The sergeant instantly sends out a summons for an ambulance. Pending its arrival, however, the prisoner shows a decided inclination to fall asleep. This must never be, for if he once enter upon that sleep it will be a sleep which will know no awakening. The man must be kept awake at all costs. From past experience the sergeant knows what to do. The man is taken into the corridor of the cell room, and two officers of the re serve force are summoned and provided with flat wooden laths. With these laths they slap the prisoner across the shoulders until he breaks in a brisk run. Up and down the corridor they chase him, the perspiration running down their faces from the exertion. He slackens his pace and finally stops altogether. He is once more flogged into activity. He begs, implores, to be allowed to rest. He is relentlessly driven on. There is some delay in the arrival of the ambu lance, and there is every indication that it will arrive too late. At last the man totters, staggers, falls. All efforts to break the lethargy which is upon him are useless. Ever effort to arouse him vain. The sergeant bends over him. "It is no use," he says; "he's taken enough of the stuff to kill a horse." Finally, when the ambulance arrives and the young ambulance surgeon hurries into the station house, he is confronted with a corpse. The ambulance drives away ; it does not carry dead men. The body is carried to the further end of the corridor to await the dead wagon, which will come in the morning and take it to the Morgue. CLOSING SCENES OP THE NIGHT. And now there is a lull of blessed silence among the station house cells. The curses and howls of the drunkards have ceased at last ; the thieves and the pickpockets are sunk in repose; the joy less laughter and witless obscenities of the abandoned women have died away; in the cells of the lodgers and tramps all is still; a child thief murmurs a few words of babyish prattle as he sleeps with his curly head half buried in his arms, and the first shaft of the breaking light steals through the barred windows of the station house, and sheds its lustre ol-r th'j face of the dead man. The night is past in the east side station house, THE HAT WITH THE CORONET. A Queer Street Scene In London on the Even a tuinn ucamcri wedding tt was getting near the witching hour, says a London letter writer, and Leices ter square, Haymarket, and Tichborne street were crowded with carriages and cabs carrying home from the theatres quite as many people as would balance the population of an influential constit uency. As I stood in Great Windmill street a white-cravated tippler, looking like seconu magistrate alter a desperate cuase, was uung out oi a saloon by mere human pressure acting as a disciplined spring. He whisked past me and fell right in the middle of a heap of rubbish ciose to a Duiioing in process of erec tion. "Capital shot!" exclaimed a sporting character, alluding to the manner in which the singular missile had made s centre in the heap and a hole in itself. The tippler's head was bleeding pro fusely when picked up, but had not re gained its sober senses. "Don't want claret," said he, as he staggered up, wiping the blood from his lace. "1 ordered whisky, you fool." Then he suddenly got into a furious rage, and, though alone by his heap, be gan to hit furiously right and left in the space, as if engaged in a life and death meeting. Now and then he would stop, and begin to speak and gesticulate like a man possessed of good arguments. The blood running from his wound had reddened his shirt and white tie. I had never seen anything so ghastly. The man was apparently not conscious at all of the presence of the increasing crowd, 1 1 i "11 1 " . -.T 1 . aiiraciea Dy nis amies, lie was explain' ing that he had just come from the mar riage of the Princess Beatrice, at which he had assisted at the special request of the 4ueen, who, he was prepared to say, ought to be proud to be compared to a washerwoman, and his rage overtaking him again, he stretched out his two arms at full length and began to shake them as if they had got hold of an ad versary's head. After awhile he released his invisible foe, but gave a tremendous kick in the same direction, as if to finish the job. Then he chilled the mob to their very bones by uttering an inex pressible cry of anguish and jumping all the time as if a flood or an army of rats or dogs were after him. He needs have been an uncommon gymnast at some time or other of his life, for his bounces would have deserved applause in a cir cus. A policeman at last appeared and ad vised him to go home. For an instant he vaguely listened to him as if emerg ing from a dream. Then he rushed into his arms, as long-separated Frenchmen do on meeting again, and it required a second constable to unhook him from the first. As he was perfectly incapable, they both took him to the police station. where he submitted to hydropathic treat ment. In his hat, which we picked up after ward, was a coronet. A COUPLE OF DUDES. Saratoga's First Circles as Joe Howard Describes Them. Saratoga is a great place for style, but there are-styles and styles. The young people wliose parents and grandparents knew Saratoga years ago come there regularly, dressed appropriately, attract no attention, any more than well-bred, well-dressed women attract attention anywhere ; but I wish you could see the dudes and dudesses. I wish you could, see the man-monkeys who change their clothes, ridiculous as it may seem, three or four times a day. Why, right out in front of my window, before I had dressed for dinner the first day I got there, I saw a queer-looking woman who walked as if something was the matter with her hips. She couldn't throw her legs out at all, but like one of these machine dolls, moved her feet one right straight ahead and then the other right straight ahead. I thought she was a crirrle. but close scrutiny revealed the features of a woman whom I knew as a little girl twelve years ago, the daughter of a hum- Die carpenter in .Brooklyn, Ttt thrifty and frugal and lived in a little house, the front of which was his shot). with his wife and two daughters. He saved two-thirds of every penny he made until he had amassed a sufficient ouantit v of spondulix to warrant himself in setting up as a builder. Then he became a con tractor; then he became very rich mys terious people, these contractors, aren't tlieyt Hia daughter married the hand some fellow who was walking with her a mil, Bii-iuut-mgii, weii-aeveioped, manly-appearing person, with a voice like a sick soprano and a walk like a dis eased duck. He hadn't a cent. Ilia father is a broken-down old hack, who borrows $50 from evervbodv who will lend it to him, and will take ten if hi cant get twenty. They walk up and down the piazza, he stenching God's pure air and she aping the Lord knows what, and looking like a sick raccoon with two -thirds of her anatomy out of urucr. I inquired about them afterwards. It seems that a few years ago they wero married, and the man whom T bnnw . humble carpenter, begrimed and sweaty, ""tv uiv sucKing aoor many a time, aud put up trellises for vi run over in my back yard, actually gave to his daughter a certified r-hrt fn $ 100,000. How much thev have p-nr. nf it now I don't know, but there they are swimming about in "first circles." Mrs. Tanderbilt's Double. A New York letter to the Oalvpsfrm (lex.) Mews, savs: I came nrrnsa Vanderbilt privilege of pectedly in the establishment of a tailot lor women. A girl stood in the centre of a work room while a male expert . i . . j i .. -t ulicu a garment to ner upper hgure. "That is Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt' said one. "Nonsense," I eiaculated. "WilliA iVanderbilt's wife hasn't red hair, nor a face at all like that." "What I mean," was the explanation, is that the girl is posing as Mrs. Van derbilt. The two are exactly the same tize and shape. This one is hired to serve in the place of the millionairess in the laborious matter of having costumes fitted. The garment now being taken in, let out and generally adapted is for Mrs. Vanderbilt, who is at her ease at Newport, while the double endures the hour or two of tiresome standing. Me chanical forms are common for that pur pose, and most of our rich customers keep them with us, but thev are not sn good as a living model, which can change her position, walk about, sit down, and in other wavs demons perfectly the effect of the garment under process of making. Mrs. Vanderbilt will not endure the fatigue of the thin herself, even when in town, and it wat her own suggession that a duplicate of herself be employed. On her sought and obtained a perfect counter part a girl who was working in a shop connected with our business and she has served in lieu of Mrs. Vander bilt for nearly a year. Not only in di mensions is she suited to t.r, ron,,;. ments, but in movements anrl nrr;rr. she is wonderfully like her employer and so it is possible for the latter to see herself as others see her in t.ho mot-,. of dress." The steamer City of Chicnrrn nno ler arrival at Queenstown renm-Wl tw a lady passenger, who was the mother of five children, and who was coming to England with her husband. suicide during the voyage by casting herself in the sea. She had previously coaxed her husband to give her $500 in gold, and had the money sewn in bag, and fastenen to different parts of her dress when she jumped overboard. The weight of the coin caused her to sink nt once, and prevented all hope of saving her life or of recovering her bodv Doctor: "You need exercise; what is your employment?" "Pnripnr.. "f ma mason." Doctor: "But then von cannot lack exercise." "Mason: "That depends. boinetimes, you know wo jvork by the day and sometimes by the job." AN INDIAN AUCTION. Selling; a Dead Brave's Effects and Then Laying His Ghost. From the Chicago Tribune. I witnessed an interesting feature in Indian life a short time ago at one of the camps in the Kaw Agency, Indian Terri tory. A tent had been ereeted, and all the effects of a dead man deposited in the tent. The Indians were going to hold an auction. At early dawn before the sun the Indians gathered around the tent. The auctioneer, stepping out of the tent holding a blanket in his hands, began to invite bids on the blanket. "Four dollars," sang out an old man Who had a patch of yellow paint under his right eye, and sat on the outer edge of the circle which had now formed around the tent. "I will give you five," cried one of the Indians sitting in the circle. "It is yours," said the auction eer, and the bidder, after depositing a due bill for the amount, received the blanket. The auctioneer now brought out a pair of beaded leggings, .and the bidding began. One thing was noticeable, the number bidding never exceeded two, and the article was invariably knocked down to the second bidder. Moccasins, neck laces, fans of eagle feathers in fact, the whole paraphernalia of a complete Indian outfit was brought out and sold to the highest bidder. Finally an Indian pipe of red stone a very large and handsome one was brought out, and the bidding became livelier. "Five dollars" was shouted. "Eight," sang out a trader, who, beside your correspondent, was the only paleface in the audience, and who already saw the pipe in his mind's eye hanging with his other Indian curiosi ties ; but he was doomed to disappoint ment when a hungry-looking member of the circle, who was evidently wanting his breakfast and was anxious to bring the ceremonies-to a close, said: "My brother, that pipe has been smoked in many councils. Our brother who lies buried on yonder hill," pointing to a pile of rocks on a high hill in the dis tance, "thought much of that pipe. I will give a pony for the pipe." These remarks of Old Hungary were received with a few short yells, which denoted great satisfaction. At this point a member with nothing on but a breech-clout came dashing into the circle, holding in his hands a skillet tilled with live coals. He was fallowed by another one bearing in his arms a lot of cedar, which was deposited over the coals. These two -were followed by the dead Indian's relatives wife, sister and children moaning and wringing their nanus. me Durning cedar now began to pour forth a volume of smoke, and one by one the members of the band rushed into the smoke, bending down close to the coals, turning round and round, with many wild gestures and with outstretched blanket, the smoke at times completely hiding them from view. Come on, my son," said one of the party, taking a firm hold of the traders' arm, and reluctantly the paleface was urawn into the smoke, where he per formed the smoke act to the evident sat isfaction of the party. Hastily with drawing in a fit of coughing and gasping ior breath, ne was met with many cries of "Good, my sonl The ghosts will never trouble you." The performance was now ended by the auctioneer turning over an tne receipts oi the sale to the re logons. HE HAD A NARROW ESCAPE. The Cause of the Acquittal of the Mur derer of the Kins; ot the Bunco Men. On the eve of election in 1881 William Tracey shot and killed Charles P. Miller in Dick Darling's saloon at 1,217 Broad way, New York. Miller was known as the "King of the Bunco Men," and feud had long existed between him and Tracey. The acquittal of Tracey created considerable discussion as to the merits of trial by jury, especially as it occurred in the time of similar experiences in New York and in Cincinnati. How the jury came to acqu.t Tracey in face of the most positive proof, not only to the public, the District Attorney's Office, xn'i we-jury,-Taa to tne- aerenaant s lawyers themselves, is interesting. lhe prosecution had all their evidence in, but the testimony of .Police Captain Williams, who was called to show Miller's pistol, a six-shooter. The de fendant's council up to this had at tempted to prove self-defense, but to ward the end of the trial they had almost given up hope, when Captain Williams swore the pistol was in the same condition as it was when taken from the dead man; The weapon was examinea, and lound to contain six loaded cartridges, and it was argued from this that Miller had made no at tempt to shoot Tracey, and that the wit nesses for the defense, who testified that Miller had drawn and snapped his pistol at iracey, had committed penury. lhe jury had examined the pistol and were satisfied about the six loaded car tridges; all but the twelfth man. He was very young, and this was the first time he had sat on a jury. His atten tion was attracted by the peculiar ap pearance oi the pistol and cartridges, lie did not know what to do, so he said nothing. When he went home that night he wanted to speak to his father about it, but was told it was contempt of court to have any conversation about the case, so he had to rely on himself. He was a partner with his father in the firearms business, and a recognized ex pert. Therefore, the more he thought of the pistol the more he came to the conclusion that he was right. The next day the jury were charged and sent to their room. A ballot was taken, and eleven votes were cast for conviction, with one, by the twelfth juror, for acquittal. This surprised his associates, and they asked for a reason. He requested that the pistol be pro duced. It was and he pointed out that it was a rim-fire pistol, and that all the chambers were loaded with central fire cartridges. On the edge of three of the cartridges was an indentation where the rim -fire hammer had been snapped on them, showing that Miller had mis takenly loaded the pistol with the wrong cartridges, and that he had made three attempts to discharge it. As he was instantly killed he must have snapped the pistol three times at Tracey before Tracey shot him. As no ex plosion followed no one had noticed the marks on the cartridges. This discovery, and the sworn ev idence that Miller had snapped his pistol at Tracey, was so conclusive to the jury that on the second ballot the entire twelve voted for acquittal. , Too Practical. There is a touch of pathos in the fol lowing amusing incident, taken from a Chicago paper. John really ought to have "bellered" just a little. It would doubtless have been a great comfort to his foolish wife, whose tender heart was hurt by what seemed like lack of feeling on John's part. They were traveling on a railroad train when a collision occurred. The old lady was hurt quite seriously and could not speak for some time, although con scious of what was taking place around her. Some of the passengers thought she was dead. John feared so, too; but instead of giving way to unavailing grief, he flew around doing all he could for his wife's recovery. When she was pronounced out of danger she said re proachfully: "John !" "Well, Snmanthy !" "You didn't beller a bit there when they all thought I was dead." "Well, Samanthy," said John, in some confusion, "ye see I was flying around trying to bring ye to. I didn't have no time to beller." "Yes, John," said the old lady, feebly, with a suggestion of tears in her voice, "but couldn't ye beller a little bit now, John, jist for the looks of things?" "Why, Samanthy! If I was to beller now, folks would say I was doin' it cause you was goiu' to git well." "I never thought o' that," said the old lady, sadly. "I wish to goodness, John, you'd have bellered some at the right time then! 'Twould have been real comfortiu' to me." GIRL TYPE SETTERS. Not as Accurate, but as Nimble-Fingered, and More Trustworthy than Mod. At the tall type cases that we're ranged on the top floor of a William street law and newspaper printing office, side by side with the male compositors, who were busy at work with sleeves rolle d up, a score of young women stood swiftly sticking type in burnished composing sticks. They worked with great dex terity, and a bystander who looked on critically could not have detected that the men excelled them any in the swift ness with which they picked the type from the case and dropped them in place in the sticks. Their ages ranged from 18 to 23 years, and they were all plainly but neatly dressed. They kept their eyes on the copy before them, and at tended strictly to business all day long. "They are all first-class compositors,'' the proprietor of the place said, "and some of them earn more than the men, because they stick closer to their work." The proprietor was a veteran printer himself, and said he had taught lots and lots of girls to stick type in his office during the last ten years. "There must be somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 girl compositors in the town now," he added, "and most of them make a good living at it. Harper Brothers and other big firms employ squads of them in their composing rooms on certain grades of work." "How does their work compare with the men's?" ' 'Very favorably. A little more care has to be expended in reviewing the proofs, than in the case of the men, but in other re spects the women's work is just about the same. 1 he need of watching the proofs more closely, though, makes a difference in rates of compensation, but as a rule the difference is not more than two or three cents per thousand ems less than the rate paid to the men. You know, male print ers are like sailors in their roving dis positions, and they like to go off and have a good time sometimes, and they have the good time irrespective of the demands of business. They change about from office to office a great deal, too, and for this reason boss printers very often prefer to employ girls, especially when the job on hand is something to be done with a rush within a stipulated time. 1 ou can depend on the girls every time to come to work promptly and regu larly every day." "Is there any jealousy among the men on account of the employment of the women?" "Not the least. I never heard a com positor utter a word of complaint against the competition of women." New York Sun. AN ALARMED FISHERMAN. A Poor Fellow who Thought He Had Been Captured as a Slave. One morning, after eight days of steaming up the Kiva, Stanley, the Af rican explorer, discovered that the river was the outlet of a large lake, which, subsequently, he named Lake Leopold II., after the King of Belgium. Acting upon the rule never to abandon a good thing until you have seen it through, lest you never have the opportunity again, he resolved to circumnavigate it. Seeing half a dozen fishermen's canoes out on the lake, he bore down upon them, hoping to gain information and fresh food. All save one canoe, as soon as the fishermen heard and saw the noisy steamer, fled. The occupant of the re maining canoe was hauling in his seine, when he, too, heard the noise of the paddlewheels. He fell sidewise into his canoe, as if paralyzed. Then leaping to his feet, and bending to his paddles, he sent the tiny canoe swiftly over the water. Says Stanley, describing the capture : He observes the monster rapidly gain ing on him. He hears the whirl of the wheels, and the throbbing of the engine, and puffing of the steam. Another glance, and he springs overboard, and we sweep past the empty canoe. As we came up he dived, and our two sailors flashed into the depths after him. They brought him up, each holding an arm, and swam with him to the boat. "Now, Andoli, speak softly to the poor man." In soothing whispers the native guide asked what his name was. "What did you pick me out for?" the fisherman asked. "There are many better than 1 in our village." "What does he mean, Ankoli?" "He means." answered the guide, "that there are finer slaves than he is in the village." "Ah! There have been slave-catchers here, then?" Having evidently obtained all the in formation the poor fellow could give, we filled his two hands with bright beads and laid a dozen handkerchiefs by his side. Then bringing the canoe along side, we asked him to step in, and placed his cloth in the stern of it, with a small parcel of cowries. After he had stepped in he did not seem to realize that he was a free and rich man until there was such a distance between us that he thought it impossible for us to catch him again. When he seemed a speck in the lake, we saw the figure rise to its height, and then we knew that he was conscious that he was free. Wisdom from Sam Jones. HE SAYS THE EVIL ONE HAS MANNERS ENOUGH NOT TO STAY WHERE HE ISN'T WANTED. The. Rev. Sam Jones, the Georgia evangelist, preached his opening sermon at the Loveland Camp Grounds in Cin cinnati. He proved a great attraction. Here are a few samples of his remarks: "The worst enemies we have are our tempers. Temper is an odd word. It's not in the Bible, but comes from the blacksmith shops. I would rather face a universe than a merciless temper. It is always backed bv aa endless tongue. The tongue is the bullet, and the temper is the powder, l have never got mad since I made a bargain on my knees that 1 would never get mail at any man until some man treated me worse than I have treated God. I have not been mad since. "The tongue is another pest. How many dollars have our tongues cost, and how much blood has been spilt and lives lost by our tongues f About nine-tenths of the people in perdition will lie down in the fire and say, 'I am tongue damned.' The Baptist puts you clear under, the Methodist sprinkles, but the tongue comes out as dry as ever. People put the head iu the church, feet in the church, but leave the tongue clear out. "I don't go much on a religion that strikes in spots. Religion is like the measles ; if you get it broke out good, it is all right; but if it goes in, it kills you. I want a man's pocket book broke out too. "If you want to be right with God be right with your fellow man. We have too many Christians that are boarding with their wives. Oh, be a man. ' 'The devil has good enough manners not to stay where he is not welcomed. If he is with you you are treating him good. "Well, I am done," he said in conclu sion, "f suppose the curiosity has worn off. That's what you came here for. 1 tried to fill you. I hope you are full. 1 want you to come back again. I pro pose to run this meeting to suit myself. I propose to hit you, too. You can come when you please and go when you please. If you don't like the preaching get up and leave, and no one will miss you. 1 am here to labor for your profit, and hope I will help you. From this out 1 mean business." How to Can Corn. Use glass cans. Cut the corn from the cob, press it into the cans (with a potato masher) till the milk flows over. ut on the tops, screw down tight, place them in a boiler with sticks on the bottom, pour in cold water enough to about two-thirds cover them. Boil five hours. When ah'out half cooked remove a can at a time, tighten the top and re place. This recipe is reprinted by re quest. We tried it last summer with perfect success. JNot a can spoiled, and the Quality of the corn was excellent. TRADE CATALOGUES. A Fortune is Sometimes Paid for an Edi tion of Books to Give Away. Ifrom the New fork Suit. "American illustrated trade catalogues excel all others in the world," said a printer. "No other country produces any in comparison. With them Cata logue printing has become a wonderful and distinct business in itself. It is conceded by the most distinguished Eu ropean art critics that Americans have surpassed all other nations in printing, ana nave well nigh done so in wood en graving. The great silverware houses of this city publish more costly and gor geous catalogues than any other line of trade, ihey usually issue one edition of 7,000 copies, because they have about that many customers. One house on Broadway paid $100,000 for its edi tion of 7,000 last year, while other sil verware houses paid sums ranging from f iso.uuu to fou.uuo. Another house, be sides publishing a trade catalogue, is sues a handbook for its customers, at a cost 01 f0,0U0. "The $100,000 catalogues were of folio size, and contained 400 -oages, They contained about 4,000 words and steel engravings and photographic and lithographic sketches.- Each book weighed about fourteen Bounds. The big edition consumed forty-five tons of tne nnest and heaviest calendered pa per, made expressly for the purpose, and of a higher grade than used in any other work of the bookmakers' art; twelve tons of card board and 3,000 yards of the finest silk cloth for the covers. The presswork alone for the 7.000 conies cost $3,000, and 210,000 sheets of gold leaf ana 4,uuu sheets oi silver leaf were used. "To print the covers of the books three colors are used. This requires the use of three different plates. The first prints the groundwork, and is worked cold, while the last two, which print in the gold and silver leaf, must be worked hot. Now, in heating these plates they expand one-fourth of an inch, so that allowances must be made for the expan sion a difficult job indeed, when some of the figures are very minute, and an imperfect register would result in great loss, "The lithographic work is the chief point of interest, for as many as fifteen tints are often used. In some catalogues a one-page design of three plates costs $1,3U0. One large house on iieekman street, whose goods include wash basins made of chmaware with colored designs, pays $150 a page for plates. A publish ing house up town, which makes a specialty of issuing yearly a co-operative catalogue, charges $o00 for a one-page design. "The Hoffman house has got in press a catalogue that will cost $20,000. It will require 100 pounds of ink, costing $30 per pound, or $3,000 in all. It will contain sixty-eight pages, with sketches by Uougueread, Corregio, ChelmonskL Etienne, Sadler, Bail, bchlessinger, and Nast. The design of the book is by Charles Sibley May. The title will be 'A Cluster of Gems from the Hoffman House Collection,' which also conveys the idea of the book. lhe sketches will be full page, and will cost not less than $200 a page. i "In the more economical catalogues, such as those issued by the hardware, stove, locomotive, machinery and cutlery houses, there is no such expensive char acter of work, but they are printed in the best manner possible, on good stir- face book paper, and illustrated with the best wood engravings. The cost is often from $8,000 to $12,000 for an edition." His Horse was Tired. The experience of the sunstroke sol diers of the Second Brigade a week ago reminds a reader of his experience as a raw volunteer at the breaking out of the war. With a number of three months men his regiment had been marching under so hot a sun, over so dusty roads and for so many hours, that even the toughest veterans might have been ex cused for growling. At last, when it seemed as if endurance was positively at an end, the commanding officer cantered gayly up on a milk-white steed and said : "Colonel, I think we might halt and go into camp as soon as we reach a suitable spot. My horse is tired 1" After that, when it seemed to the boys that their commander was marching them un reasonably hard and long, there was sure to come a voice from somewhere in the ranks, asking: "Isn't that horse getting tired?" This officer was a gen tleman and a humane and a kind-hearted man, but he had had no experience in the ranks, and he "didn't think." A month or so ago the wife of Jacob Bereau, of Marlborough, N. Y., had her right leg amputated. A week ago she complained that two of the toes over lapped each other, and that it pained her Dreadfully. Unknown to her, Mr. "Be rean dug up the leg and straightened out the toes. He then went home and tsked his wife how she felt, when she told him that she suffered no more. The soldiers' monument at Atlanta is to flave statues of Grant, Lee, Johnson, and Bherman around the base of the column. Near the top will be two soldiers, the blue and the gray, clasping hands, and above the globe that crowns the summit will be the Goddess of Liberty. The structure will be 180 feet in hight, and will cost $100,000. All There. A bachelor in Sidney, Neb., answered a matrimonial advertise ment in au Omaha paper a few days ago, and requested a photograph. The lady replied, sending not only her own pho tograph, but those of her four children by her first husband as well. The bache lor was satisfied. Industry. A northern woman has made the negroes of Quitman the present of a hotel for an industrial school. This leads the Savannah, Ga., 1'imes to re mark: "Now that the colored female is to be taught 'industry,' the white trash might as well learn to wash the dishes and. fry meat." A New Orleans paper refers editor ially to the wonderful restoration to health of Mr. T. Posey, druggist, 225 Canal street, that city, who some time ago was prostrated by an excruciating attack of sciatica. After much suffer ing his wife applied St. Jacobs Oil, which cured him promptly and entirely. Coming In. There are now mere in mates of the Soldiers' Home at Togus, Me., than was ever before known. The dull times are driving many to seek a home there that have heretofore sup ported themselves independent of the Home. The same may be said of the other homes. Dr. Walker's Vinegar Bittf.kr. thn celebrated Temperance Restorative, that tones without exciting, and reculatRa . -' c without pain, is the only true and abso lute remedy for biliousness, colic, indi gestion, nervousness, sick headaohH flatulency, liver complaint, rheumatism, ana an ailments arising from corruption or impoverishment of the blood. The small boy steals away from school to "go a fishin'." Ho hates his book and baits his hook. Ahrnriitfnt FVwt from Onlnten, Jmetia and I'nuonx. A PROMPT, SAFE, SURE CURE for Oonli, 8or Thpot. Hiireiie. Inflarnxa, IJoMib Hronchltl. fronp, W hooping . oiiik, Asthma, QuInMT, Pslna la Cheat, '! other affection- if tli. Throat o Lnasa. Paid 60 CmiTt . noTTH. At Drumilti in Dulnai I U M,gn mar,ta.4,j. . A. Med Star t A Dally Osfkleatloa. The Son. John Kelly, ihs head and front of Tammany Hall, man of strict Integrity, an lndefatig-able worker, early at his office, late to leave, so burdened with business that regular meals were seldom known by him. With mind in constant tension and energies Steadily trained, finally broke down. The- wonder is that he did not sooner give way. An hdndst man in all things else, he acted unfairly with his physical resources. He was ever da wing upon this bank without ever1 deputing a collateral. The account overdrawn, the bank suspends and both are now in the hanfta of medical receivers. It Is not work that kills inert. It is irregu larity of habits and mental worry. Ho man in good health frets at his work. Bye and bye when the bank of vigor suspends, these men will wonder how it all happened, and they will keep wondering until their dying day unless, perchance, some candid physician or Interested friend will point out to them how by irregularity, by excessive mental effort, by constant worry and fret, by plung ing in deeper than they had a right to go, they have produced that loss of nervous" en ergy which almost invariably expresses itself in a deranged condition of the kidneys and liver, for it is a well known fact that the poison which the kidneys and liver should remove from the blood, if left therein, soon knocks the life out of the strongest and most vigorous man or woman. Daily building up ot these vital organs by so wonderful and highly reputed a specific as Warner's safe cure, is the only guarantee that our business men can have that their strength will be equal to the labors daily put upon them. Mr. Kelly has nervous dyspepsia, we learn, indicating, as we have said, a break down of nerve force. His case should be a warning to others, who, pursuing a like course, will cer tainly reach a like result. The Sunday Her nia. A Family Scattered. A man called at the City Hall police station New York, early in the afternoon of Sunday in a state of excitement. "Say," said he to the Sergeant, "have you seen my folks?" "Yv hat name?" asked the officer. "Wilson Barber of Brownsville." "New York?" . "No Tennessee." "Where did you lose them!" "I lost my wife early this morninEr down town somewhere. Then I sent my brother after her. Then I sent father after him. Then my cousin started after him. Then'my oldest boy thought he saw them, and I lost him. I nen 1 started my next boy after him. and just as I was coming over here I lost my other boy in the crowd. Then I started after them and got lost myself." "flow did you happen to lose your wife?" "She missed my little girl and started after her, and before she went she gave the baby to another woman to hold, and when I looked for her she was gone too." The officer said he would make in quiries, but up to a late hour the Barber family nad not been reunited. To the Home of the Condors. Mr. Meiggs carried his famous rail road from Lima to the crest of the Andas at a cost of 827,000,000 and 7,000 human lives, but died before completing it. About fifty miles of track remain to be built. A contract for its construction has just been made by a brother of Mayor Grace, of New York. It is said that the sensation of riding up this rail road, together with the rapid ascent from the sea level to the mountain's crest, produces a sickness called "siroc che," often fatal, and usually sending people to bed for several weeks. The symptoms are a terrible pressure upon the temples, nausea, bleeding at the nose and ears and faintness, but the effects can be avoided by taking pre cautions and observing rules that ex perience has suggested, the chief one be ing to keep perfectly quiet, as the slightest degree of exercise will floor the strongest man. Minnesota's Rapid Growth. The census returns from fifty of the seventy nine counties of Minnesota, not includ ing St. Paul and Minneapolis, show a population of 610,334, as compared with 472,665, according to the United States census of 1880. This shows an average increase of over twenty per cent, and indicates a total of more than 1,000,000 residents in the State, reckoning on a basis of 980,773 in 1880. Sorrow Stricken.- Ah inmate of the Concord, N. II., asylum, was made vio lently insane, it is believed, by remorse, because he deserted from the army in the war. His doctor recently wrote to Presi dent Cleveland, asking the man's dis charge, and has just received it. It is thought the news will save his life. The Otter. In the streams in the vicinity of Heidelberg the otters have increased to such an extent as to dimin ish very seriously the supply of trout. To combat this evil, a pack of otter hounds has just been imported from Scotland, under the care of a Scottish keeper. Bought It. A good joke is told at the expense of a Moosic man. He brought his horse to the city and gave it to a man to auction off. To stimulate bidding he offered bids himself, and the wily auctioneer knocked it down to him and charged mm $ 5 for his services. Fob dyspepsia, indigestion, depression of spir its and general debility in their various forms. also as a preventive against fever and ague and other intermittt-nt fevers, the "Ferro-Phos- horated E txer of Calicaya, made by CaBwell, Hazard & Co., New York, and sold by all drug gists, is the best tonic; aDd for patients recover ing from fever or other sickness it has no equal. Th k average pay of school teachers in the Unit ed States is said to be about t400 a year. Frazer Axle Grease. Don't work your horse to death with poor axle grease; the Frazer is the only reliable make. Use it once, and you will have no other. A sexton in Plymouth, Mass., lately de ceased, dug no fewer than 3,250 graves. An Only Danahter Cured at Constimptloa When death was hourly expected from Con sumption, all remedies having failed and Dr. S. James was experimenting, he accidentally made a preparation ot Indian Hemp, which cured his only child, and now gives this recipe on receipt of stamps to pay expenses. Hemp also cures night sweats, nausea at the stom ach, and will break a fresh cold in 24 hours Address Uraddock fc (Jo., iu$ Kace street, Philadelphia. Pa., naming th'S paner. Important. When Ton Ttnft or leava New York city, un bwtin axprasBura and $3 earrings bira, and stop at tba lirand union tiuiai, opponua uraua uauirai aapot. 600 aleo-Hn rooiud, htted up at a coat of one nullloa dollars, s I and upward per day. European plan. Kla vator. Restaurant supplied with the best. Hwraeoara, stages and elevated railroad to all depute. Families ean live better tor less money at tne Grand Union uotai taaa at an otner nrst-oiaas uotei in toe oil. Fott Bprctat. Rath for arivartlRlno- In thta nartAv apply to the publisher of the paper. I 33. list Weat!:r Causes the blood to heat ant get Into a depleted condi tion, and weakens the whole system, thus glv inf oppor. tunity for scrofula, salt rhenm, boils and humors to coma to the surface. The blood should be pn rifled and vital Ired by taking Hood's Sarsaparilla, whioa will expel all Impurities and give tone and strength to the whole body. 1 had four scrofulous sores coma on my feet, which grew so bad that I could not wear a shoe. Nothing which I took did me any good till one day I saw Hood's Saraaparilla advertised in the paper, and decided to try I have taken two bottled and the so.-ea an almost entirely healed." Mrs. A. Pitt. South Potsdam, N. Y was subject to severe bilious attacks. Last spring 1 used Hood's Saraaparilla, and was greatly benefited by it. I think it a Tory excellent medicine, and cheer. fully recommend it for biliousness and ail impurities of the blood." Mrs. J. W. Clement, Franklin, K. H. My daughter received muoh benefit from the nsa of Hood's Saraaparilla as an excellent tonic after a nro- tracted attack of bronchial pneumonia." Rev. V, H. Adams, New Hartford. Ot. Hood's Sarsaparilla Sold br sll drns-irlata. 1; six for v Prepared only by O. I. HOOD fc UO. Jipotaeoaries, lowell. Mass, IOO Doses One Dollar HAY-FEVER. 'GAIARRH My brother Myron and mVRolf ware, hnth Ai,re1 to all appearance, of C.&WJV' SrTTT-C tarrn and uay-t eyer lastXPr V5a r M WiVJ July and August. Up t,$jfi-" BV?r& this date, Deo. i neither have had any return of these troubles. E 1 y uroam lialm was th cine ttscd. Gahhiel 'er bis. Spencer, Tiosr a Co. N . V s has rained an enviable mi-' utatinn wherever known displacing all other,iirflia'.'sJ rations. A particle is ap t I a p'i.xl into each nostril; imU ft pain; axreeahle to use. II 4 d" iTa "ITT fiUOxllESO'- WITHOUT MONEY! out delay. It will be Hfiit to uy attr.'nn iu the world Free oi t'ont hend it can-fullv, study tt wlLanii vnu willnlean iutormalion that may i.rovo tmm valim. AND blethanallthewealthottheothficliild ISf I T II A II V f I A T I issssi WITHOUT PRICE L AlrertlilBf Cneatfff! It ha become to common to begin m article in an elegant, interesting rtyfc, " Then run it Into some ad vertisament, aba we avoid all smcb, J " And simply call attention to the merits oc Hop Bitters in at j8ta, honest terms po lible, " To induce people To give them on trlat, which to prove their value that they fyiil oevM use anylMmt else." " Tn Ruixdt to favorably aotie-4 la Q the papers. Religious and secular, ta " Having a large sale, and U tupplantlDg all other medicines. "There is no denying the virtues of the Hop plant, and the proprietors of Hop Bitters) have shown great shrewdness and ability " In compounding a medicine whose virtues are so palpable to every one's observation. " Did She Die! "No I " She lingered and suffered along, pinlnaj away all the time for years." " The doctors doing her no good " And at last was cured by this Hop Bitten the papers say so much about," indeed I Indeed I" " How thankful we should be for tLat med icine." A Daughter'! Misery. " Eleven years our daughter suffered on a bed of misery, " From a complication of kidney, liver, rheumatic trouble and Nervous debility, " Under the care of the best physicians, " Who gave her disease various names, " But no relief, " And now. she is restored to ns in good health by as simple a remedy as Hop Bitters, that w had shunned for years before using it The Fabxhts. ITIToTie genuine without a bunoh of green Eops on the white label. Hhun all the vile, poisonous stuff with "Hop" or "Hops" in theb? name. Only Temperance Bitters Known. Grateful Thousands proclaim VntEOaB Bitters the most wonderful Invigoraut that ever sustained the sinking system. ITIade from California roots and herhs. free from Alcoholic Stimulants. A .Purgative and Tonic. This Hitter cures Female Complaints, Inflammatory aud Chronic Klienmallsm, Gout, Bilious, Kemittent and Intermittent Fe vers, Blood, Liver ami Kidney Diseases. Dyspepsia or Indigestion, Headache, Pain in the Shoulders, Coughs, Tightness of the Chest, Dizziness, Sour Stomach, Furred Tongue, Bilious Attacks, Palpitation of the Heart, Pneu monia, and I'ain in the regions of the Kitl'ieys, are cured by the use of the Bitters. - For Skin Diseases, Eruptions, Bollav Erysipelas, Scrofula, Dincoloration3, Humors and diseases of the Skin ot whatever name or na ture, are literally dug up and carried out of the system in a short time by the use of the Bittern. It Invlsoraten the" Stomach, and stim ulates the torpid Liver and Bowels, which ren der It of nnequaled efficiency In cleansing tho blood of all impurities, and imparting new hto and vigor to the whole system. No Person con take the Bitters and remain long unwell. 11 n, Tana and other Worms, are destroyed and removM from the system. Cleanse the Vitiated Blood whenever it is foul ; your feelings will tell you when. Keep the blood pure, and the health of the system will follow. In conclusion : GivetheBitters atrial. It will speak for itself. One bottlo will prove a bet ter guarantee of its merits than a lengthy ad vertisement. It. II. McDonald Drt1g Co., Proprietors, Ban Francisco, OI.. ami b-JS, KM & 5isi Washington St. Cor. Charlton Bt., New Ynrk. Sold by all Dealers and Druggists. Ve Want 8,000 More BooK A gents to Self The Personal History of 03: tt o 4-3 "H a? H a?' a- C2 o o o o o .--. - ... ii iltt.rv. Mrvls.. aW rita ami, ud Is it. ropbw raliaUs b..lj W bia u. UaL A Urp fcindaoai. Oct.,. foliiinfc tip.rl,ly lllarrjt W.waatOB. M'B!B.v.rr wrmaaiirmr ' -' ' V r- . ........ ..i .Vri-I AI. TVRMKTO AtiE.VlB.IMW( VM AMERICAN PUBMSHIMi CO., Ilartlorw lioalou Chicago, Cincinnati, or bt. Miu From Bummer Com plaints? A 25c. bottle of Dr. Seth Arnold's Balsam i Will cure every ordi nary attack. Warranted or money refunded. Pi ice, 33c, SCc, 1.00. ylLMAM BROS.. Wholesale Driurcists, Prop's, Bostoav salts, anil S00 pereC prullt luada ly m3 and woman with out lahor-auvlrig- invaa. tion. A lady rlsarsd Uin one street. An A Kent writes: "Yoor I'lan brinin money quickest of any I ever tHed."Any man or woman makinir less than 40 per week ihould ry our any money-making bum newt, w e RitaranTee 11 ma paying inthe.Hnd. $1 eamplee quick se lin itootls fre aying inthe.Hnd. $1 namplee quick Bellin 3 any lndy oc Rent who will i.erot a few houni Ui 'J-- erience unnecewnrr; no talking, n rite quick are jour county Addrew, B. ii. Merrill tt Co. t kit .to- to fl pen e nee i cure j NNYROYAL 'CHICHESTER'S ENGLISH" The Original and Only Oenaine. - Safc ao sIti V.-llbl. B-wr..f Warthless lmliUia. ChlckMtcVs EDillk"aiUietKtii-lf- lodl'p.""" to Ladies. rninas.Mamv'imciii.sv BMUl.U, eto., in Trtfr hdi tcu bf r.j0a 5 B I traa.alL NAME PA PER. tf j I I V I SOT M.H.,i, a..l'oll.la. Pa. 8 B SaK VJI, IFPA Is nwd by thoniandv of Brvt dsns Hannfurtmrrj snd Mern.nics on their hest vers. Keo-ivcd GOLD MEDAL.I.onclon.? Pmnounevd'!sl in-. Sendcnrvt ofdmler who d- Tint k-ip It, Willi art 2c stamp, for SAM PLE CAN rpCC oven 1600 les.Tosa- JSC" Morphine Unblt Cnrc la 10 ny 11.1 rnrra. iAjbaliou. Otill U.S. liar Coin lit and value, with I'ockrt Ixmik combined. 3 aaiiii'l.;. 'J money lor streiits. t umliiueil Pocket, book Co.. 22 New Chureli ot., New ork. hi.' . t Sn;, Great Enqlish Gou! and UlDT S rl3 Ss Rheumatic Remedy., Oval "-.r. -81 rnnnil, hit CtS. , BdSXSt!j!BiXm-Ail Sore relief i pT-rtw KIDDER'S PASTILLESi', ia5E-?sisLasS!ilujrj MaM- - s ar" f ns "tj i obtained. Hend stutue for P A T E IM T 3 Inventor:' Guide. U Bu. bam. Patent Lawyer. Washing tonL D, 0- MfilYi SIOTOtViO A HAY ssadswits) tnlR lor iiiauuiaciuniiR oi-uciia. Cheeks and KiiKber niampa. nine Ircc. a. M. SfEM S iiim:ton fit., notion, siaas CANCER anil Nerrt Piseasrs. Sendl I.-, ntami to Uu. V. (iiRriRLD, (Ili UJ Fills, N. V., lor New Meat. AGENTS WANTED for Marvelous Wonders of th; Polar World Kineruly illustrated, l'ullaceonnt oftliet.reelrExixMiti.nl. fcelliuif very fast . Sennfof Circulars. National Pumlishino Co., 1'lnla, rs, TFfflSTl'SiaMTIlPOWDER Keeplna; Teeth Perleet ami Cmns llenllhy. R. U. AWARE THAT Lorillard's Climax Plug tiearlng a r. ! tin tan; Unit Lorlllardt If . I.nni tine euu tliat Lorillardt Navy flippinga. and tht Lorillurd Snail's, are tie ueBt and cheapest, inui;ty considered hllf ilPf'l VWA NT I'D I sTL V KKi TOWS Uric, Autltl ami C1IV in the U. S. for i i.Kit.s rvncT l,Kl ll It Mill. I' 1C.I V I- I.OI'K, which iscmlol-H si by II. 8. liovei nment. x-lusive rifht of sa e khoii and lanro profits as sured. C. A. CLKt l. Solo MauiilActiirer, , 167 aud l. Mil, ism btr.-el. New Vork. to Soldiers Heirs. Senilntaiui PPSIdnS Circulars. COL. U UIN I LildS'Jild HAM. All y. Washington. D. 0 MP Chloral and CB IU Uauim Habits KASII.V It Kit. HOOK FREE. OR. J. C. HOFFMAN. J?lrrsn. Wiscnn!n. We have Juit issued most wonderful til valuable now ho k, which troatn of din-'aw! P6 -uliar la the torn ale nox," and have t pa red neither cairn nor uioncv to m ike it worthy tho ixruH;tI and conthloinfl ot tho wotiv-n H o p our hind. K.very moth or, w ile, KMtcr, Mid duitkrhiiT in doi'i'lv, T'hiitjj ltitorHt ! in this ?roat work, and M.onld nond ffr it with- I Why Suffer GE'S glue m