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STRANGE, CCRIOCS AND STARTLING THINGS OCCURRING ABOUT US. Crime In Ireland Dead In the Snow Slide An Insurance Case Times In Alaska The Banker's . Watch, Etc., Etc. Lord Tolleuache, who has just completed his eightieth year, is said to be the model English landlord. He possesses about 46000 acres of land in Cheshire, and during the whole of the agricultural depression from 1877 to 18S5, he had neither a vacant farm nor a tenant in arrears. His estate in Cheshire has, during his lifetime, been cut up into farms averaging about 200 acres in extent, his lordship considering that a thrifty farmer with sons and daughters could do excellently on a 200-acre farm, while he would suffer severely on a smaller holding. In order to break up his estate into farms of that size, he built, or rebuilt, between fifty and sixty farm houses at the cost oi 148,000, each of these homesteads costing about 2,800. in addition to this, Lord Tol lemache has built 2(50 cottages for the accommodation of the laborers. In re gard to the education of children on his estate an anecdote is told of his lord ship's practical con muu sense. Lord lollemacho was anxious to provide mixed schools for the education of the farme.V and laborers' children; but after the buildings had been erected at considerable expense he Sound that the tenant faiuveirs objected to send their sons to IImS same schools with the labor ers' chuuren. Having listened ouietlv fce master's complaint, the noble rdsaid: "There is only one wav out of the difficulty ; I will send my own sons to me scnooi. f or nearly two years Lord Tollemache's children attended the school, and their father adds, "to their undoubted advantage. " "When Emory A. Storrs died a few months ago, surprise was caused by the statement that the noted lawyer, whose impecunious condition was well known, had carried no life insurance for the benefit of his wife. The announcement is made that among 3lr. Storrs' papers there was recently found a policy in the Equitable Insurance Company, of New York, for $20,000. "When Mr. Storrs' friends made inquiries they found that no premium had been paid on the policy. The agent who had issued it had ac cepted Mr. Storrs' promise to pay, and had made repeated but unsuccessful efforts to collect the amount. The policy was issued on January 1, 1885. There was a difference of opinion - as to the value of the policy under the circum stances, some maintaining that it was worthless and others that the policy it self was an acknowledgment of the re ceipt of the premium. Alter consulta tion, the general officers of the Equitable Company in Xew York offered to pay $10,000 of the amount immediately, in settlement. It is announced that, upon the advice of friends, Mrs. Storrs has decided to accept the sum rather than enter into litigation, which would at least delay the settlement of her claim for a long time. Herr Hagek, the wealthy German banker, is the most punctual man in the world, and always carries a couple of chronometers about with him. Thanks to this habit he is a frequent victim of pickpockets, as not a week passes with out his losing one of his watches. At first he had recourse to all kinds of safety chains: then one fine morning he took no precaution whatever, and quietly al lowed himself to be robbed. At night, on returning from business, he took up the evening paper, when he uttered an exclamation of delight, and at once started off to the police station. This is what he had read: "To-day, about 2 p. m., a violent explosion took place in a house in B street, occupied by Mr. 8, a worthy townsman. The hands of the victim are shattered and the left eye gone." The crafty banker had filled the watchcase with dynamite, which ex ploded during the operation of winding. Since that time no more watches have a - - 4mm . - T I Uager. SHEErjAy, who murdered his mother, brother and sister in Dublin, Ireland, says he was led to commit the crime by the persistency of his mother in de manding 300 dowry from Farmer Browne before she would consent to her son (the prisoner) marrying Miss Browne. Farmer Browne was willing to give his daughter a dowry of 170, but Mrs. Sheehan refused the offer. "William then murdered his mother, ' brother and sister and threw their bodies into an old well. He told the people that he had given his mother 300 out of his marriage portion, and that tho three missing ones had gone away to seek another place of residence. In a short time William married Miss Browne. He took possession of the farm and remained there about two years, when he was evicted for non payment of rent. He then left for Australia. After his departure the three bodies were discovered and he was ar rested and brought back to Ireland for trial. Alaska forests contain timber enough to supply the world. Pine, spruce, fir, and hemlock cover every island on the archipelago and a goodly portion of the mainland. The trees are straight and tall, and grow close together. The only sawmill at present is at Douglass Island, ana so far there has not been a cord of timber cut for shipment. The trees, as a rule, do not always cut up into good sized boards. For fuel, however, the wood is excellent, and much of it is available for building purposes. There is little decorative wood, although the yellow pine is richly colored and might De usea to advantage. Alaska spruce is an excellent variety, and often measures five feet in diameter. It is considered the best spruce in the world, and the supply is abundant. In the interior timber is of much heavier growth than on the coast and island. Regarding the Lemlotk, there is a large supply, and the bark compares favorably with that of all the Eastern trees used in tan ning establishments. Thomas S. Struthers, of Buffalo, N. Yl, has just returned from Cincinnati, where he was called by the death of his son. He was accompanied by his remaining SOU, T. W. Strutbcrs. Tliey strove to St. Mary's Hospital, where the boy had - died of typhoid fever, and there learned that after three days the body had been giveVi in charge of the city undertaker, who said he had interred it in the Pot ter's Fieri, l ut no grave could be found from his directions. The father then determined to search the medical t leges. They went through tbats and dissecting rooms in tfrt.('a'.e Medical College, also the Miami, but did not find that for which they were on search. Next morning they visited the Eclectic College where, after a battle with the officials, they found the body in a ter ribly mutilated condition on one of the dissecting tables. As they were un willing that the boy's mother should know all the terrible details, the body was quietly buried in that city. A certain Duchess, happening to pass through the Burlington Arcade, in London, stopped for an instant before a bonnet shop. An elderly individual came up, and in winning tones inquired if she admired the bonnets. Slightly surprised, she answered that she thought them very pretty. "Then," said he, "would you like me to buy you one?" Thoroughly appreciating the joke, she immediately said that nothing would please her better. After having care fully examined every bonnet, she finally chose ons, for which her ancient ad mirer promptly paid. "What address shall I send it to, madame?'' asked the assistant. The answer came in a clear, steady voice, "To the Duchess of , No. street." When she turned round she found that her friend had vanished. It is said that a large part of the pop corn used in the world comes from Bloomington, III., where the farmers' wives and children used to consider it their perquisite. In 1884 the crop was so large that the price fell to two cents a pound, and then experiments were made to use it as a food rather than a ponfection, A farmer who fed his cows of it, and found it more palatable and nourishing than the ordinary article. Then the chemists analyzed it and de dared it to contain more albuminoids than most of the other cereals ; so pop corn bids fair to become a recognized diet. A sinoclab sort of manure for potato fields has been introduced on a Pomer anian model farm. Hitherto herrings and potatoes have been known as a pala table dish in family households. The manager of the farm in question has hit upon the idea of blending them from the start, by planting his seed po tatoes with a herring placed in every heap, and with so decided a success as to cause him to increase the area thus planted from twenty acres last year to sixty in the present one. The expense he calculates at about nine marks per acre, which is cheaper than the cost of any other kind of manure, and amply repays the outlay. Of course it can only be employed near the sea coast. A PECCT.IAR instance of religious fer vor has just occurred in Indianapolis. Samuel Steinberg and his wife, Polish Hebrews, each eighty years old, died from the effects of suffocation by gas which had escaped from a stove, the pipe of which had fallen early on Friday morning. That day being a holy day, and one religiously observed among the sect to which the aged couple belonged, all work of whatever kind being pro hibited, they would not raise a hand to adjust the 'pipe. When found they were so nearly dead that it was impos sible to resuscitate them. Tho old lady, however, before dying imparted the foregoing explanation of their con dition. A leaden-g publishing house states that when a manuscript is received it is turned over to a "reader," who after examining it carefully, returns it with his opinion as to its merit or lack of merit. If a reader returns a manuscript with a strong endorsement, the merits of the work are considered from a com mercial point of view whether it is likely to sell, how much it will cost for production, &c. Frequently this manu script is turned over to a second reader, sometimes to a third If all say, "This is a strong work; think it will pay you to publish it," or words to that effect, of course their recommendation goes a long way in the question of publication. The bodies of Burke Hovey and J. M. Scales, the miners who were Impris oned in the Prodigal Son Mine, in Colo rado, by a snowslide, were found at the bottom of the shaft. Both bodies were packed in the snow as in a mould. Ho vey was found standing upright on a piece of timber six feet from the bot tom of the shaft, while Scales was found standing at the bottom of the shaft. The latter had a candle in his left hand and was shading his hand with his right and looking up, as though to see what it was coming down the mine. From appearances, their death must have been instantaneous. William H. Stearxs, a druggist, re cently purchased a stock of New York cigars. His wife was standing at the fnnt of the show case when he opened a box and lighted one of them. The next moment there was a dull explosion and Stearns fell to the floor. His face was badlv cut up. Mrs. Stearns was slightly burned and suffered a nervous shock that has prostrated her. The cigar is supposed to nave been charged with dynamite, but whether by some dissntisQed srtisan in New York or an cucut iu Chicago is not known. A Christmas of Sorrow. We were coming up through Missouri on the afternoon before Christmas last year. It was terribly cold and bitter, and the snow lay deep en the tracks. There were dozens of men on the train with Christmas bundle?, dozens of wo men with Christmas packages, and as the afternoon waned and as we passed station after station the people dropped off one by one until only a dozen of us were left. Soon after leaving a small tion of the train. For a mile or two we would be hauled along like lightning and then speed would slow down to fifteeen miles an hour without apparent reason. One of the passengers who lived in a town fifteen or twenty miles ahead of us, and who had a dozen or more parcels piled up on the seat, soon began to fret and fume. "Isn't he going to get us there before midnight?" he growled as the train slowed up. Then,, as the speed in creased until we seemed to be flying, he continued : 'He'll have us off the track 1 The en gineer is surely drunk ! Some one ought to hunt up the conductor !" When we had run ten or twelve miles in the manner described the conductor came through our car on his way for ward. He had an anxious look on his face, and did not stop to answer ques tions. Before he was out of the coach, however, there was a terrific crash, the forward ends of the coaches were smashed and splintered, and then we rolled down an embankment and brought up in a field. It was God'a mercy that every man and woman was not killed outright, but, strangely enough, none of the passen gers were even badly bruised. When we had extricated ourselves from the wreck we went forward t the engine. It was off the track, on its back, and under the broken wheels and twisted and bent machinery lay the engineer and fireman, both dead. Some one crept into the bnoken win dow of the cab to shut off the steam, and when he reappeared he had a package with the engineer's name on it. Inside was a toy horse, three or four wooden soldiers, a whistle and other childish playthings. He as well as others had some one who was eagerly expecting Santa Claus. We had run into the rear of a freight train which was taking a siding to let us pass. We were just fifty seconds on her time.' As the trainmen gathered to rescue the bodies from the wreck one of them took a paper from the dead en gineer's hand. It was a telegram re ceived at the last station, and read : "Fred was buned to death this noon ! Mary." . . , Then -we jiccountod for the wild run- j ning of the (train for what had before been a mystery. There were Santa Claus' gifts for the) dear boy at home; there was the tele " iilmi' mg all Jwwjm destroying visions of happiness shattering" one moment a thousand nlr torllie luture. And men gathered closer and wiped away tears and whis pered : "And who now can comfort the moth erless widow ! What a Christmas kthe morrow will bring Lor!"' M. Quad. A Lot of Corn. This year's crop ot corn is estimated at nearly two thousand million bushels. If this estimate is approximately cor rect, the crop is the largest ever grown ; but we fail to get much of an idea of the quantity from the figures alone. How much is it? A million 13 a num ber that is somewhat difficult to com prehend, but this is two thousand times a million. The population of the United States is now about 55,000,000; the corn crop is therefore about thirty-nix bushels to each inhabitant, or one hun dred and eighty bushels to each family of five persons. At fifty cents a bushel the crop is worth $1,000,000,000. Store our 2,000,000,000 bushels of corn in flour barrels, and set them to gether as closely as possible, in a single line, and it will take more than sixty lines ct barrels, extending from Boston to the Pacific coast, to hold the crop. For the past seven years the annual corn crop of the United States has ex ceeded 1,500,000,000 bushels, with the exceptioa of 1881, when it was esti mated at 1,200,000,000. Lest year's crop was estimated at 1,800,000,000 about 180,000,000 bushels less than the present estimate of the Department of Agriculture for the present year (1880). The per cent, of increae of the corn crop has greatly exceeded the per cent, of increase in the population. THE HOME AND HOUSEHOLD. Practical Hints for Plain People Who Live Witliln Small Incomes. There are two ways of making hot breakfast breads, though not con sidered especially wholesome, yet when well made and well baked they will be, aud their possible unhealthiness will be ignored, as the day's labors make all forgotten, save their substantial and sustaining qualities. Dyspeptic-: only object to hot breads. With a limited amount of meat perhaps, the inexpen sive hot roll or muffin, cheaper made than bought, makes an ample break fast, relishes with coflee and ia ery easily made. To have a good brisk fire is a most important consideration. Many a well made dish is spoiled in baking or by slow baking, while with a good, solid fire, the housewife can override many an annoyance in the kitchen and- the cooking, and bring out viands that will bo delightful and satisfactory. There is more real economy in keeping up a generous fire while baking than in th' owing away the result of too limi ted an allowance of coal. Heal economy is what we are trying to learn. Every good housewife of experience knows that when breakfast is over the drafts of the stove or range should all be closed, and very little coal will be burned out till time for cooking the dinner, unless other work demands a good fire. All these minor points borne in mind help to save the small drains upon our income. The wife and mother who loves her home, and is devoted to its welfare, takes an interest in all the improvements on the old way of domestio manage ment, of buying, of cooking, and of everything that makes easier the daily routine of the work that must be done of the "woman's work that is never done." The attention givvn to this de partment of a solid education is develop ing and increasing day Dy day, and many an inexperienced houswife and mauy a matron, too, turns at once to the domestic columns of our papers and periodicals to see what helpful ideas she can gain, whatshe can learn that is new, that will give variety to her table, help her to economize, aid her in the care of her home, or assist her ia beautifying it. A plain breakfast may be made of lamb or veal chops or rolls. It is cheaper to make the rolls than to buy them, for we must have the necessary fire to cook our meat. For light rolls take one quart of Hour (cost five cents), one spoonful of clean beef drippings (cost two cents), one teaspoonful of salt, two teaspoon fuls baking powder (.ost two cents). With the hands rub all these ingredients smoothly together, then with a vpoon mix up with milk (cost two cenU) to a consistency to roll out, as soft as well can be handled, and handle as little and lightly as possible. Roll to about one inch iu thickness, cut out with a tumbler, lay on a bit of but ter and fold over once, evenly. Bake in a quick oven about half an hour. Total cost, eleven cents; making plenty for two people for several meals. These rolls are good hot, cold, or steamed. The same rule will make light biscuits by rolling thicker and cutting in plain round form. Lamb chops are 12 cents a pound at the market. Broil them ever bright coals on a wire gridiron ; turn them often to keep in the juice aud prevent scorch ing. Close watching is necessary to good broiling, but little time is required. If the blaze from the dripping fat is troublesome, throw a little salt upon the coals. Veal chops, "Frenched," are also 12 cents a pound, but these must be fried, as they are too dry a meat to broil welL Well fried meats are never "greasy." Buy one pound of clear beef suet (cost 10 cents), cut up small, and simmer till all the fat is extracted. This gives enough "dripping" to fry in several times. Put a spoonful of this into a fry-pan, and, when hot, put in the veal chops rolled in fine bread crumbs, if liked, and sprinkle with salt and a pinch of popper.- Coot moderately fast,--well-through, browing on both sides, and re move to a hot platter. Make a brown gravy by burning the -liquid left in the frying pan a little, add a small cup of boiling water, thicken with a spoonful of flour, blended with a little cola water. Stir well, boil one moment and pour over the chops. The gravy should be smooth, dark, rich in color, and well seasoned. This, or any other meat fried, is made poor and unpalatable by being put into the fat before it is hot. It draws out the juioet and leaves the meat insipid and tasteless, while hot fat closes at once the surface of the meat, confines and cooks the juices, aud retains their flavor and nourishment. Katherin-b Armstrong. Santa Claus Will Skip Him. A farmer and his wife hitched their team in front of a Grand River avenue grocery yesterday and then went in to make some purchasos. By and by they were seen whispering together ia a very confidential manner, and as the woman gave him a handful of pennies, tied up la a rag, she was heard to say : "Xow, don't vou "forget 1 There's eighty cents, and that will get a twenty cent present for each one of them." He left the store with a fatherly smile on his face and started down town. Three long hours passed before his re turn and then a policeman had him by the arm. "Does anyone know this man?" he asked, as he led him into the store. "Yes: he's my husband," answered the woman. "Chourse I'm yuze husband chourse I am," mumbled the man who was ''step high" drunk. "WelL you take care of him," said the officer to the woman as he sur rendered his charge. "Did you get the presents for the children" asked the wife as she took a package from his pocket. "Shertingly I did. Bless 'er little hearts bless 'era!" She opened the package, and there was twenty-four of the blackest, mean est looking cigars ever put on sale. "why, Samuel, what does this mean?" she exclaimeu. "YVhaz 'er mean? Whaz 'er mruo? "Why, zhem ish Chris'em presentf for una Diessencrr.uvun i "TScy are! Why, vou miserable old idiot, what do these children want of cigars?'" screeched the wife. "Whaz 'er want of 'em I Whaz 'er want of 'em? Whv, 'or want 'era to put in papa's Chris'em stocking, of course?" They loaded him into the wagon, and the woman took the lines and started for home, und as she turned the team around she said to the grocer: "It's six miles home, and there are lour cigars to the mile. I'll make him eat ever one of them. Detroit Free Pre. Flowers for " Baby." The florists were all busy Christmas Eve putting up table sets and bouton nicres for Christmas deliveries. Into one of the biggest and busiest a little ragged girl, with pinched cheeks and big, soulful eyes, came timidly. "Well," said the clerk, who was tying up a gorgoous wreath. "Please, sir, can I get two white roses and a yellow one, with a little green, for these?" and she dropped three silver dimes on the counter. "Yes," was the gruff reply. She watched the nimble fingers of the clerk as he mixed her three pretty speci mens. "I want them for baby," she ventured to explain. "What does baby want of flowers?" "Nothing; she's dead," and the little face went down with tears in the big, dark eyes. The clork slipped in more white ones, more yellow, and more green, ac when the girl looked up a pretty wreath was handed to her, and the money, too. wa3 shoved back to her. The .clerk ied himself in the ice chest, huntijg for what he did not want, until she went out a happy girl hiippv a , ,ie co-.ild be with death at home. Cficagv Ami, FARM AJfD GARDEN. January on the Farm, and What to Do. From the American Agriculturist. A large part of tho best fanning lands of this country are deeply blanketed with snow. As a rule, its beneflcen effects are best seen when it lies for months upon the ground. "The poor man's manure," it has been called, for it holds the ammonia of the atmosphere, and the exhalations of the ground, until it melts, when it imparts them to the soil. Besides, it protects the grass and grain, preventing the heaving action of the frost, the washing away of the fine soils by many rains or thaws, and the blowing away of the same by the prevalent high winds. When the snow is temporarily gone, and this is not sel dom in some sections, the frost is some times entirety out of the ground, and plowing may" be done with profit it there is no more important work to do. Every furrow turned, is just so much gained with spring work, which will be sure to press. On level ground, not subject to washing, manure may profit ably be hauled out upon land to be plowed in spring, and either spread, or left in large or small heaps, according to whether it is well rotted or not. Laid up in large heaps, fermentation will recommence very soon, and by April it wiil have become fine, and easy to spread evenly. This, of course, in volves double carting, but if the second carting is to be doue by the manure spreader, and the field is a considerable way from the stables, labor is greatly facilitated. Fine manure, spread thinly and evenly upon mowing and pasture lands, even upon the snow, will have an excellent effect. Coarse manure is best when thoroughly composted, with either peat or swamp muck, or even with soil, as it becomes almost entirely homogeneous by the first of May. Live Stock Notes. January is a critical month with all kinds of live stock. They should be kept comfort able and gaining. If they begin to fall off in condition, they will be almost sure to lose rapidly, and will require more food and better care to keep them up, than if well housed, and continually well fed. Be systematic and regular, then they will not stand and worry for food or water, and will take time to feed, to rumiuate, and to rest. Look after sheds and stables, to keep them clean and warm. Water ought not to freeze in cow or horse stables, on the coldest nights, and at the same time the ventilation should be such, that the air is always sweet. Pigs suffer greatly with the cold, and should have dry, well-littered nests, always. Litter them with straw or swamp hay, enough so that they can cover themselves out of sight in it. Sheep should have dry sheds; they bear a great deal of cold, but should not have wet or dirty straw to lie in. Where much straw is to be thrown into their sheds, provide a few moveable platforms, like old barn doors, for them to stand upon. They will be a great comfort to them, and they are easiiy turned over when fresh straw is to be thrown in, or they get dirty. Fowls will lay if they have warm houses, are well fed, and have a chance to exercise. If debarred from these, they must have sheltered runs and bare ground. Ducks need to be well fed. but not allowed to get too fat if they are to begin laying early. Too much corn is always bad, except for fattening poultry, as it produces internal fat, stops laying and makes the fowls lazy. No exercise, no eggs. Okcitard, Nliuery aitd Fruit Gar den. In northern localities, the work for the winter months is much the same in each. Caring for the stock one has, and making preparationg that will facilitate doing spring woik, when the season shall open, keep one occupied. Stray, famishing cuttle, will soon ruin a young orchard ; have the fences and gates in good order. Make surface drains to carry off the water of sudden thaws. Damage to young trees by rabbits is often very serious. To trap or shoot, and eat them, will turn a nuisance into luxury, and is much better than to poi apr tb1 , 'wif'h strychnine. Smearing the trees with blood, or bloody meat, will keep them off. Some place a few shocks of unhusked corn in the orchard, thinking if they have corn to eat, they win not molest tne trees Slice work under cover, hence the ad- ! vice to tread down the snow around the trunks of young trees, after each fall. If grafts have , not been cut, do it at once in mild weather, and pack in saw dust in a cool cellar, carefully labelling them. Nurserymen will provide packing ma terials, and make ready for the spring trade; root-grafting will be done this month. Manuring the orchard wherever there is a lack of vigor, will pay. Give a good top-dressing, not near the trees only, Dut over the whole surface. Young trees may be pruned to form ' well-shaped heads, covering the larger wounds with shellac varnish or paint. Those intending to purchase trees and other nursery stock, should make their selections, and order the trees, etc., early. In establishing an orchard for marketing the fruit, plant but few va rieties, and only such as are known to succeed well in the locality. If near a city, early pears will pay better than winter kinds. Kitchen and Market Garden. The farmer's table should not only have an abundance of vegetables, Imt these should be the best of their kinds. The farmer's wife can do much in select ing the seeds to be ordered, and it is none too early to begin as soon as the seed catalogues . are ready, which is usually next month. Send to one or more seed houses of good reputaion for their catalogues, study them carefully and order early, selecting well tested va rieties. If "novelties" are ordered, let it be by way of trial, bnt not for the main crop. If roots stored in trenches did not have sufficient protection, add more lit ter, and more loose earth. Manure is the key that opens the door to success in the market garden, and is equally so in the farm and kitchen gar den. In these winter months the ma nure heapjuM--gTOw. in villages and citjes stable manure can often be boyJit very low, and the teams may be ,ioh'tablv emoloved in haulintr it. Stable mannre, slaughter-house refuse, night soil, muck, limo, soda, etc., all help to make up a rich compost. Those who winter cabbages and other plants in cold frames, must keen them dormant. If the temperature rises to ! thirty degrees, lift the sashes. When the plants are frozen, snow may be left i upon tne sashes; but if they are not i frozen, the snow should be cleared off. Overhaul the implements, and have all in working order. Provide boxes for starting seeds in the kitchen windows, and flats for use in hot-beds. Collect bean-poles and pea-brush. Make ready labels and stakes for marking crops in the open ground. Make markers of different widths, procure a good garden line and reel, and provide whatever else will be needed w hen work begins in spring. Crcddi ford's Retreat. Awful as is the field of battle in the midst of an engagement, many laugh able incidents always occur. When the Union attack was made on the left, at Fredericksburg, in 1862, the sixteenth Maine Regiment was among those which had penetrated farthest in driving back Stonewall Jackson's men In the six teenth was a private named Oliver Cred diford, a large, powerfully built man, but wholly lucking in physical courage. A fellow private nartod Levi Barker had fallen wounded, - and Creddiford, who was only too willing to go tnywhere else than longer endure the tire under which his comrades were forced to stay, picked n..,t-, i wt. .i. , U, xj...n.t.., .....i .in nuuimeu man upon his back, between himself and the enemy's bullets, started for the rear. The captain ol his company,- whose name was Wentworth, said; "Creddi ford, come back here into the ranks." Creddiford, without stopping, replied. "Captain, vou must think I'm a fool to 1 I " j ?n" 1 let Barker die hereon the field," an no more was seen of Creddiford durin that battle. Cleveland Herald. A SEAL HUNT UP NORTH. HOW; THE COD FISHERMEN OF NEW FOUNDLAND SPEND THEIR WINTERS. The Outfit of the Seal Killers-Scene on the Ice The A finny of the Dam Over the Murder of Their Touns-Profit and In the latter part of February the roads leading from the outports to St. John's, Newfoundland, are enlivened by 1 1 iuu appearance of the sealers. The outfit of these sealers is of the simplest description. Sealskin boots, reaching to the knee, having a thick leather sole well nailed to enable them to walk .over the ice protect the feet: coarse canvas jackets, often showing the industry of a wife or a mother in the number of patches that adorn them, are worn over warm woolen shirts and other inner clothing; sealskin caps and tweed or moleskin trousers and thick woolen mits complete the costume, which is more picturesque than handsome. In the forecastle or other parts of the ship rough berths are constructed. The sealers have to furnish themselves with a straw mattress and blanketing. As a rule they never undress during a voyage. In the rare event of putting on a clean shirt it goes on over its pre decessor, without removing the latter a method that saves time and trouble, and is besides conducive to warmeth. The food of the men is none of the daintiest. A person who is the least bit squeamish about what he eats, drinks, and avoids had better not attempt a "si vile" hunt The diet consists of biscut, pork, butter, and tea sweetened with molasses of the ; blackest kind, for the owners supply the provisions. On three days everyrkk dinner consists of pork an1 8,'?fhtful cannon-ball-like mixture ;of 2 flour nd water, boiled, with a little fatty substance to lighten it. On other occasions biscuit and tea form the bulk of the diet. When however they fall in with seals they are feasted upon heart, liver, and flippers served in dozens of ways. When out on the ice it is a common practice to string on their belts a dozen or two of seals' hearts and livers. These they eat whenever appetite prompts. This free use of fresh moats keeps them healthy and prevents the dread semvy. They are often eight or ten weeKg irom land. Alter leading such a rough life it is marvellous to see tnera leap ashore hearty and healthy. Their outer garments are polished with fat and blood, and until they have changed their clothing it is advisable to Keep to windward of them. The aim of the sealers is to reach the whelping grounds while the young are in uicir plump, oleaginous babyhood The Position of the iov cradle is nhan- j lutely uncertain, being dependent upon toe movements of the ice and the forces f winds and waves. It must be sought I smid vast ice fields. At times. inat- tempting to pusa Her way through a narrow lead, the ysel is caught and held there at the mercy of the ice and drifted with it. If a storm comes up almost certain destruction threatens the vessel. The unbroken swell of the At lantic rollinsr in hues continuous rifitres , heaves the vast ice pavement first up on its huge crest, then sinks it in its deep hollows. By this heaving and swelling the ice field is broken into countless Goes. The whole moss opens and ex pands, and then the broken, fragments ; are aaaneu together with, resistless vio lence, and piled on each other in huge hummocks, j Nothing can be more terrible than to see through the mist of sleet and snow a huge berg of ice floating by, rotating ! as it moves, and, striking the edge of a ' Bow, crack it with a noise like thunder into a hundred pieces. To describe j these vast moving masses of ice is im- possible ; to see them even is to have but i a small conception of their magnitude, ' so much is hidden from view. Scoresby estimates one at ten thousand millions ef tons. - I When the storjav Laway a scene "rounos"TWP55r mmvw&&?a cover the surface yceaa m a glit ', tering expanse, doTTftl with towering bergs of every sizSland shape, having gleaming turrets, aomes, and spires, or the m0Bt Part th sea is quiet. Its strange beauty is wonderfully fascinat ing. When the sun is shining brightly it ib dazzling, and its monotony is wesri tome. The moon, the stars and the flickering aurora are needed to reveal all its beauty. The dry, bracing air sends the blood dancing through the veins. The clouds have cleared, leaving a lovely sky, studded with stars, through which the moon sails calmly. The ice has been opened by the pinions of the ! pfntTr, Sr. all M . A it. ...1 I hunter finds himself sailing in a calm sea among Lumerous fairy islets of glit- teriuf? ice, with shining pinnacles and fantastic forms floating calmly around, i r requcntly in such nights the auroral 1 display is magniGcent. An immense eurtain of light overspreads the heaven i like a canopy of an immense tent, having : borders of the richest and most vivid ' colors, waving its folds to and fro as If agitated by the wind. Now a flush of crimson spreads over the sky, reflect ing a blood-red hue, from the pure white j snow; then vast flame curtains seem to ' open and close with inconceivable rap idity, showing now pink, now purple, ' orange,, and green.' Long converging ! pencils of light flash to the zenith, then suaaenly vanish. t j Amid snch scenci as this the sealer ! steamer sails around, always on the ! lookout for the whelping grounds. The vessel is immediately laid to, and the men easrerly bound upon the ice to , begin their work of instruction. Young men who are now lor the erst time ply ing the gaffs are almost overcome with the baby lamentations of the young 4 'white-coats, " which sound wonderfully like the sobbings, of a child in pain. Compassion is soon laid aside and the work of destruction begins. A blow on the nose fiom the plf stuns or kills the young seal. Instantlvthe scalping knife is at work. The skin, with the fat ad hering, is removed with amazing rapid ity from the carcass; which is left on the ice still quivering with life, while the fat and skin alone are carried off. With five or six pelt? the hunter goes back to the vessel .fctog from, pan to pan if the ice is JjTj-vc'-n, and many a fcold bath awaits the Jumper who is too eager to be careful. - Fancy 200 or 300 men on a field of lcf' "72 on their murderous work, With persons smeared with blood, evi dence of the wholesale slaughter; the p ice stained with gore and covered with j me sKimess carcasses of the slam; the shivering seals' low moans filling the air like the sobbings of infants in distress; the murderers every moment smiting fresh victims or dragging the greasy ptizes to the vessel's side. Then what a picture the vessel presents as the pelts are being piled on deck to cool before heing placed below. One after another the hunters arrive with their loads, and snatch a hasty moment to drink a bowl of tea and eat a bit of biscuit. The poor mother seals, now cubless, are seen popping their heads up in the small lakes and holes among the ice, anx iously but vainly looking for their young. The fortunes of the sealers are vari ous. Sometimes they are caught in the ice and borne up and down on the ocean for weeks, and finally return to nort without a seal. At other times a vessel falls into a perfecjiu. Dorado. She fills as fast as the seals can be killed, and returns in two oHhree weeks laden to the gunwale, and tie successful "sil ers" are the heroes of the hour. When seals are taken in larj, quantities, the hold of the vessel is first filled. Then the men willingly 'surrender their Z .r'vJ f r!l " rel' - Lvcry nook a.d corner is cram- berths, which are narked full of the merl xritt. 41.. :.. t.t A K. sealrs sleep where thty can, in barrels j n i jig m e iv-a Jab. auu i no on deck, on a laver if seals, or in the coal bunkers. Tbv do this the more readily since their paj is in proportion . to the catch. ; n tried tiow into on which is used in making soap, for lubricating '. machines, and in li oh t houses and mines. ' l ne lat is tried dowl into oil winch ana The pkir-n tcl f, r a.out one dot ar apiece, aud are converted into boots, ( .5t&Z "ut""j "1" -s " -" -'J steamers from Newfoundland, built ex pressly for the purpose, besides about two hundred sailing vessels ; the crews of this fleet making a navy of over ten thousand men. Each steamer carries from one hundred and fifty to three hundred men in its crew. As soon as they return they begin their summer's work of cod fishing. This work has been going on for nearly a hundred years, each year yield ing from fifty thousand to over half a million seals, and yet with all their de struction there seems to be no signs of dimunition in numbers, hough I fear if the steamers persist in making two and three voyages it will end in sudden extermination, for it seems like "killing the goose that lays the golden egg," since on the second and third voyage it is not the young they take, but the full grown males and females. The Two Religions of Japan. fThintoism, a religion of nature, was for hundreds of years the only religion of the Japanese. Its temples, as Been in pictures, were but shanties covered with grass. They had no stone or wooden idols. The mirror was an ob ject of great reverence, because, I sup pose, they could see themselves in it. and they thought as much i them selves as of anything else in the world. Such persons still live, and are confined to no special country. They deified the forces of nature. Raiden, the god of thunder, lived in the clouds and beat his string of drums Futen, the god of the winds, is pictured with a large inflated bag on the back of his neck, both ends of which he firmly grasps. When he relaxes his grasp the wind escapes, and there is a storm ; and when he tightens his hold, a calm follows. 1 he Seven Happy Gods, in the pic tures are interesting company. Fuko ruku Jin, the god of long life has a fore head so high that a barber to shave the top of his head must climb up on a lad der. It takes a good deal of brains to counteract diseases and keep people in health, so as to insure long life. Dia- koku, the rice god, sits on a throne of rice bags and pets the rat, the very ani mal that destroys his rice; so like some men who love the sins which wreck their fortunes and souls. Ilotei, the god of contentment, is very fat, and so slovenly that he is always unht tor company a proof that the Japanese had a low idea of happiness. Bishamon is the patron of fame and glory, and his pet animal is the tiger. Men who seek military fame and glory must cultivate a tiger-like ferocity. Ebisu is the pa tron of daily food, and spends much of his time fishing, which he, like some terrestials, greatly enjoys. He is noted for his patience, which is proved by the fact that he can stand knee-deep in wa ter for two hours waiting for a nibble. The only one of the seven who never lays aside his dignity is Toshi-toku, the patron of talents. His pet animal is a spotted fawn, and he travels around a good deal for the purpose of rewarding boys and girls who study their lessons. He knows that' talent cannot afford to dispense with work. Among them is one woman. Betten by name. She is queen of the world under the sea, and lives in ocean caverns, and spends her time playing the flute and guitar. The snake, strange to say. is her pet animal, and the dragons are her servants. These seven jolly gods meet once a year to hold a feast and to arrange the marriages for the coming year. They have a great many skeins of red' and white silk, which are the threads of fate of those to be married. The white threads are the men, the red the women. At first they select the threads very carefully, so that good matches are made. By and by they get tired and lazy, huddle up their work and jumble the threads together carelessly. This is the reason of so many unhappy mar riages. A visit to some of our divorce courts would convince a Japanese that these gods are a lazy, careless set in this climate. The Apache Surprise. Gen. Crook once described the Apaches as the most cunning Indians on the con tinent. He said he had known of an instance in which sixty warriors lav so Bat on the prairie by the side of the trail that the escort of a train passed without observing them, and after the troops had gone by they sprang up and captured the train. They infest the crags and hard lava formation, in which no track is left. In the Alma ambush the troops were passing through a rocky pass, which probably would have yielded no signs whatever of the presence of In dians, even had it been most carefully . ?r ' tile reconHoiterea. Ihe well-known habit Apaches to leave nothing in their attacks to chance is shown in their im mediate retreat after the first fatal vol ley, which threw the troops into confu sion. As only thirty-five of the cavalry were at hand, and nearly a third of these were made helpless by the first fire, the Indians could have reasonably hoped to inflict further damage before hurrying away. Uut the game at which they played was to lose . nothing Dy risK. The surprise near Alma, in which an officer and five men were killed, will re call the earlier one in Guadalupe Canon, where seven men belonging to Captain Lawton's troop of the Fourth Cavalry were left to guard the wagon train, and i soon alter, while they were eating, four j of the seven were shot dead. It is pre I cisely such surprises that have always characterized Apache wariare; and it is almost impossible to bring a band to regular battle or even to a prolonged skirmish. They try to have all the kill ing done by themselves, even though there should be less of it than: theii bloodthirsty natures crave. Since they have as good horses as the troops and more of them, as good guns or better, good field glasses, and an incredible power of endurance, whether of hunger, thirst, or the fatigues of marching, they find little difficulty in conducting hos tilities as they wish. A Story of Toombs. After Toombs's famous Boston speech a philanthropist came up to him as he stood in the centre of a group at his hotel and said : "Sir, I have come to ask you a ques tion, and you impress me as a man who will tell the truth, even if it beara against him." "I will try," said Mr. Toombs, with great meekness. "I am told, sir," said the man, "that down in Georgia you wi-rk poor negroes ' to the plough, instead of mules or horses. Is that true, sirl" Mr. Toombs looked like a man hit , hard, but asked : "Do you know the cost of a negro man, sirr "Oh, yes," was the reply. "From $1,000 up to $1,500 for human flesh, sir. Man's horrid trade in man !" Said Mr. Toombs: "Will $900 do for an average?" "Yes, sir," said the man; "I think we may say that." "Do you know the cost of a common mule or horse?" said Mr. Toombs. "Yes, sir; the average of unimproved stock may be said $100. You neglect your brutes, sir." "Granted 1" said Mr. Toombs. "Now how many negro men do you think it would take to pull a two-horse plough iu clay soil like ours?" "I have ot thought of that, sir, but ahem- we will say ten." "Then," sshI Mr. Toombs, in his tender, pathetic tone, "then we have a mule team at $200 and a negro team that cost $9,000; and what do you think of the economy of it yourself?" TrtE Galveston Kews relutes an amus ing incident in connection with the dis astrous fire there "A little eight-year old who had been one of the sufferers by the firo, hearing that he might get relief bv applvinar to the committee. determined to prepare his claim. Aftei careful consideration it wits written out mm jiicsiunu series of items: ginnie pier, $3. presented tne loliowing unique "A bicicle, 3; Two one liierv lo. ' 1 : half pound shot, fc. ; A ril'el, tj; cartitkets in buuk, 05c." muD NOT KNOW. I did not know I loved you so I never knew How very dear you were to me, Until death beckoned you to go, Oh, friend, so true, And bade me bid farewell to theet I said I did not love you, once; Oh, thoughtless words, Which haunt me day and nightl Oh, words untrue which, uttered once, Like wild-winged birds, Return no more in flight. When at the last day we shall meet, Pity my woe, And greet me with a smile; I'll throw my arms around your neck And whisper low, 1 loved you all the while 1" Ioiie L. Jones, in Good Housekeeping. PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. Lo fare Indian meal. Close connections Buttons. It is a difficult job to set a hen good example. IUstoa'J3ulletin. Bound in morocco my lady's or a feet. Boundin' calf the youthful ox. Contentmont is more to be desired than a horse that can "go it" in two minutes. Chicago Ledger. When the astronomers skim tho "milky way" do they eyer maKe use of the big dipper?" Sioux Fall Leader. An oil refinor recently advertised for a "stillman." He knew it was useless to advortise for that kind of a woman." Pittslmrg Chronicle. Dr. Tanner says that with the unaided eye only about 5,000 stars can be seen. Mr. Tanner evidently has never been on skates. Courier-Journal. Gustavus Pancake has been appointed postmaster at Omega, Ohio . He is very popular witif 'lasses. Hamilton Specta tor. A beatitude- is not very happy when the bee attitude happens to be on your hand, with the Bting ready for business Fdio. Vital statistics show that men bear pain with less fortitude than women, that they die earlier and oftener, and are a scurvy lot anyhow. Alta Cali fornia. The fashion in dogs is changing in New York from red Irish setters to clipped fox terriers. The old style of sausage still prevails, however. Lowell Courier. It has been stated that a thigh bone nine feet long was found in Colorado some time ago. If all the other bones could 1 found and put together, the skeleton would look nearly as big as the free born American feels when he is marching ia a procession. Chicago Ledger. A LAV OF THB LANCKTi From mall pox William would be free, Bo he was scratched by a real M. D. ; I I I I The rlrus worked just like a charm, TiU lumpe like these were on his arint Ee tried to smile, and he tried to laugh, l)ut here'i what he said, in a 1 Rochester Democrat. Proved a Perjurer. In a large factory, in which were em ployed several hundred persons, one ol he workmen, in weilding a hammer, arelessly allowed it to slip from his and. It flew half way across the room, nd struck a fellow-workman in the lsft ye. This man claimed that his eye was blinded by the blow, although a careful examination failed to reveal any injury, there being not a scratch visible. lie brought a suit in the courts for compen sation for the loss of half of his eye-sight, and refused all offers of a compromise. Under the law, the owner of the factory was responsible for an injury resulting from an accident of this kind, and al though he believed that the man was shamming, and that the whole case was an attempt at swindling, he had about made up his mind that he would be com pelled to pay the claim. The day of the trial arrived, and in i-open court an. eriiimnl oculiat, retained. by the defense, examined the alleged in jured member, und gave it as his opinion that it was as good as the right eye. Upon the plaintiff's loud protest of his inability to see with his left eye, the oculist proved him a perjurer, and satisfied the court and jury of the falsity of his claim. And how do you suppose he did it? Why, simply by knowing that the colors frees and red combined make black. Ie procured a black card on which a few words were written with green ink. Then the plaintiff wss ordered to put on a pair of spectacles with two different glasses, the one for the right eye being red, and the one for the left eye consist ing of ordinary glass. Then the card was kaaded him, and he was ordered to read the writing ea it. This he did without hesitation, and the cheat was at once exposed. The souad right eye, fitted with the red glass, was unable to distinguish the green writing on the black surface of the card, while the left eye, which was claimed to be sightless, was the on with which the reading had to be done. Harper' Young People. Yellow Fever from Mnsqnitoes. Dr. Carlos Finlay, of Havana, has been experimenting on the inoculability f yeUow fever. The disease was found to be transmissible only from the third lo ths sixth day. Out of eleven inocu lations six were successful, one doubtful, and four sedative. The inoculations were brought about by the use of mus quitoes, which were first caused to sting patients suffering with the fever, and ftorward allowed to sting the persons whom it was intended to inoculate. Whatever may be the result of Dr. Fin lay's iuoculatory experiments as against yellow fever, the ease with which a dis ease may be transmitted by the mere eting ef a small insect is an important addition to the history of how zymotic diseases are spread. Nete Tark Sun. The Storj of the Rain. Xou can accurately toll tixa man who's mar nod, If you'll notice now he acts some rainy day, And observe how o'er his lady friend is car ried The umbrella that should keep the rain away. Jf you find the lady hisstront; arm (Tripping And is walking very closely by his sido. While the water is upon his shouider drip ping, Tou may know she is a maiden or a bride. If the drippings fait, however, on her bonnet. And he walks about a foot or so ahead. Then she's necking but his wife, depend upon Add they've been for half a score ef win- hu s wed. Columbus Dispalcli. Many hospitals and curative institu tions use only Red Star Cough Cure, for throat ana lunir troubles. It cures Price, twenty-five cents. St. Jacobs Oil cures rheumatism. Farmers and ot hers at Barrington, only about sixteen miles distant from Chicago (and in the same county), have suffered of late to such an extent from prairie wolves that a bounty of five dollars a head for each wolf slain is prayed for. The animals are reported to be bold and savage. Take lira Testimony of seven out of every ten men you meej;, and they will all complain of annoyance from "consti pation" and its attendant lassitude, headache, flatulence, &c. Walker's Vinegar Bitters is a specific for this ailment It acts gently, but surely, and will regulate tho system, cultivate a natural appetite and digestion and insure relief. The assets of the savings banks in the State of Massachusetts are $'-287,03!),u7, and the amount of interest paid last year was 113,869,460. Every neie is perfectly satisfied who uses froekratrluuM's Dye for tUe Whiskers. '1 Us eon eis uuty be regulated, aud the stom aoli strengthened, with Ayer's Pills. The total number of deaths from small-pox in Montreal during the last epidemic exceeds !i,000, distributed among over 500 houses. Man's inhnmanlty to woman maVes onnnt- leKs thousands mourn, would be an applicable rendering of Pole's line. In view of tbe iudlg nitius she lias suffered and pain undergone at the bands uf unskillful phy&ician and quacks Naturally modest she snffere on until forced to consult a physician regarding aunie female difficulty which she well knows U earning bur strensth. All this embarrassment can be avoided and a cure effected by purchasing Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription" of your drugeLst, and taking as directed. Price re duced to one dollar. In Arkansas the law forbids the bnilding of u b.liujii nuiuii muiuiiufl ui a ciiurcji. Mensmas's Peptonized beef towto, the only preparation of beef oontainintr its entirt nutria tiovs properties. It contains blood-making force,generat,i ufj and life-sustaining properties; invaluable for indigp.stion, dyspepsia, nervous prostration, and all forms of 'general debility; also, in all enfeebled conditions, whether the result of exhaustion, nervous prostration, over worn or acute disease, particularly ir rosnlttna from pulmonary complaints. Caswell, Hazard A Co., Proprietors, New York. Sold by druggutU. We are liable to have notions until wo get knowledge. a ritiroi siht. TVTiat sadder sight can be imagined than thRt ot a noble man, whom the world oan 111 atford to spare, BLrickeu down in the prime of a useful liie by consumption. Thousands are yearly Ailing consumpuves' graves who might besavedby the timely. nee of br. Pieroe's "Golden Medical Discovery," which is a pos itive c ure for consumption in its early stage. It is tho best alterative and pectoral ia the world. All druggists. L. Q. C. Lamar Jr., the son of the greatest of all Southerners, is a drummer, strictly u shoe drummer. Confidential advice, to either sex, on dolicate diseases. Book 10 cents ia stamps. Address World's Dispensary Aludical Associa tion, 60S Main street, Buffalo, N. Y. No secret of hydraulics could cause a dew drop to hang upon a rose-leaf in a cube. They ctire Lame Back.Sritohes.Plenrley.lCid. ney Affections, Sore Chest, Crick, Rhenmatwm and strengthen weak parte. Testimony of thousands. Ask for a Hop Permit Flatter. bo. The quality of divination is the intellectual element of altruistic faith. It is dangerous to tamper with frrrtatlng liquids and exciting snnlrs. Use Ely's Cream Balm, which in safe and pleasant and is easily applied with the finger. It cures the worst cases of Catarrh, Cola in the Head and Hy Fever, giving relief jrom the first application. AU druggists bave it Price SO cents. By mad 0 cento. Ely Bros., Owego, N. Y. Chronic Catarrh. The result of E5 years catarrh; the bridge, or division of my none, was about half gone. I obtained a bottle of Ely's Cream Balm; have used four bottles, ap plying it to the affected parts wit. a swah, which has about cured up the nostrils. I had previously tried all other remedies on the mar ket without permanent relief. J. A. Wood, S4 K. High Street, Columbus, Ohio. I find Ely's Cream Balm good for Catarrh of long standing. M. N. Lasley, 1WH West Chest nut Street, Louisville, Ky. Frazer Axle Grease. One trial will convince you that it Is the bst. Ask your dealers for it, and take no other. Every box has our trade mark on. The average enameled watch hanging atthe waist belt of the average girl contains a pow der puff nothing else. Tbe Doctor's Endorsement. nr. W. u. Wriizht. 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M foarl St., Mew Tork. ,f Great English Gout aoi i T EiSdi Rheumatic Remedy. sWf Via i Ovml Hex, M.tA; ronsal, (O cts MITCHELL'S Pebfobatrd Pii.ladokwa Plash KttH cure all Ai'hos and Pains. Hure xrint-uy lur mi uil.i erur uetween tne sliouiuers Sultl by DruB-Uts everywhere. etlve Men or Vomtn In every KfiiimrKUPiii esiarje.e. xuensei. Kxscniea in Ad. ng outei bilk: r&rticutais ware Co. ttosion, auaa aHHWSS&ftfeeeESsaiSia Sure relief , s,mTIV a kiUteC a rH0 I fJ.IXo.tvy mail. Stowell ACo. TEDRSWS SSaiTOQTH POWDEB Keeping Teeth Per test and Cnnis Healthy. WELL BORING AND ROCK DRILLINli -HlHtS. Tool, tor all klmle of Well naitim;. LOOMIS A NYMAW.1 IFFIW.OHIO. CQNSUMPTiON-; 4 I hav a positive rtmady for thftbordl048; by Its a thouftatnJB of cams ot hm worst kind ftnd of lone tandlnir h been cured, liulwi, oitronr I my In iita'Jlcur-T, that I will iMd TWO POTTLES Fill It, toffet bar with a YAMJABI.E TREATISI en thll . to auj nflror. GlToexprefi mdF O, atdr H. T. A. BLO0UU, 111 rarl St,, Kw Tork. Sr JP IN ST n Ln No jewelry r MTU necledmev. STAPLE GOODS re-cemts or trash; but poods rerv house, tiiat s-li t: tc.c to 40 years old), and ao rents to pav for mis advertisement and I Abtl, sent free on receipt of the addresses ol as nersona l,a postage on frootls, oner is iimitea. s.mr.i nun . 1 1 r I1U w . MS UU NIAGARA SUPPLY CO.. Drawor 109. BUFFALO. If. T. mm Chloral nd latl'jC,;; pium Habits HAS,!!. UI'KKD. lV t'K KKKS. JeiTdrson, Wisconsin. DR. J. C. HOFFMAN. r"l Piso's Heuipdv for Catarrn Is the T-i tM Best. Kasiest to Use, and Cheapest. pv"; ''jaaaa'.aafaeat.AjsJ1" Aip ,ExmHVW, rwm Also (mod for fold in the neertBJ neudacbe,Hy Fevar, tc 60 cents. F j , O lias taken the lead fa Trie saies of that clasa ol remedies, and Iws riven almost universal sausl v uon, MURFHY PROS., . P'-'is, Tea wh-tswon the Ijvor .if the publu. and row tnk amen ihe l.-,hn.. Li..,.- CincinnatltPvi c" o1 ihe o Kioni. Ohio.- - -' .", SoMhy tl-uirisael TRAD --'5 Vi. . ti i r-' Rrwtiws&'Vi ,irool. Leather. Paper. Ivorv.Olans, EiljTf p?PiK 4r t'liina. Furniture, Bricva-Brar, Ac. till i3i-X?e FA Strong as Iron, Solid as a Bock. KJgs ?j5vSw The total quantity sold during tho H M L L o BitLSiil r jr - . . him -s runts I aT 3 f . t TO i UATS.VI VtJuarantoi 't not ioJ f-J cause Stricture. ' L ,' 1 Mrdonlj rhy the ViA!Tal13 ChimtMl C. rnce t)l.ti Wo Submit Fads In regard to Hood's SarwpartUn a a W rheumatism, and aak yoa tt yod nflneled wl this disease to try th msdiclae whldl sm M benaflud othnra. Bnidndi of Moule Who inffnrea the tortures of rlxuuatuai, even la if nrrvM I forms, aava been perfectly cnxd by Hood's Sawn paMUa, the great blood purifier. It eorrscU tna acidity of the blood, which littuuwtl U and gives trasgth and vlger to tba wkala body. . i " My wife has baaa troubled a tang Hiaa with In I nammatory rhaumatlam, and was so bad last sprta that It was hard worn tor her to walk, nk 4erlve4 more real help by taking four botUaa of Hood's Sal saparlUa, than from any her wdloUie she has k Ta.H v riurr, .-jjr. rirst and Gaul Street, Dayton, Ohio. J j ' I asad Hood's Sanaearflla last iXrtng, and eati I truly say It helped warn vary much. To ." affr- j lng with bilious eotnplalnts, nervous prost.no rheumatism, I earnestly reotumend it," UK- - Ar rsaraa, Kalamazoo, Ulch, Hood's Sarsaparllla Sold by all drueglMs. SI ; six far Sa. Prepare by C. L HOOD ft CO.. Aaethaoariea, Lowell. Maaa. IOO Poses Ono Dollar. 811 giiil Vlnecar Witters, a psn irstlve and tonic parities th blood, stresgtheu the liver Slid kiduevs, aud will restore health, however lost. I Vinet"' Blter hthsi best rrinedy discovered for promoting digestion, currsg: lirariarbe and Increasing Ua vital powers. t i vinmr flitters ajsim.- Hates the food. rerufs toe stomach and bow , els, gtving healthy and natural sleep. . I Vinegar Bittern is the great disease pre venter, and stands at the bead of all family ram- j dies, ho house should ever be without it. Vinegar Blttere cures Malarial, BUioassa other fevers, diseases of be Heart, Liver Kidneys, and a hundred ether painful dworder. Send for either ef our valuable ref erenow books for ladies, for farmers, for merchant our Medical Treatise On Diseasee, or oiir Cateclin on Intemperance and Tobacco, which last be in tho bauds of every hd youth ia tvs country. , i Ati 7 two of the above books maUed freeoo receipt of four oents for registration fees. E.H. McDonald Drug Co., 63 WashisrUwi BU S.T. ( IMP isej.,. . iw . ' " . ''' , j'rj-MfcTM The contrast between a healthy, laus-hinr,. 1 rouiilnK child and one that has all the move--', nieuts of a grown ierm,n are paitiful to the sti.- dent of nature. If your rhlid is letini tu tbrf . elements of perfert childhood, fry Rlilre's Food. I It is perfectly safe. llore chlidrsa have html successfully reared upon Ridge's leod than npoa 1 all tbe other foods combined. ! -11 B "Irs 1 if f i Wet Invaliis'ilatellSiirgicallnsliMs Orxanlzed with rail Staff or Ighteeasj Experienced and Hklllfnl Physician and Surgeons for the treatment C S ell Chronle Diseases. CUH FIELD OF SUCCESS. s( Chronic Nasal Catarrh, Throat mmik Till us; iMeeasea, Liver and Kldnefi Illaeases, Uadder Iieaes, Disease ol Women, a?.'ood Diieaiei and Nerv ous Affvcttone, ourcd here or at home, with or without seeing' tho patient Come aodt see us, or send ten cen's is stamps for oar "Invalids' Guide Uook,'" which g-lvea all particulars. . T Delicate tenor, Nocturnal '.0"" ana all nioroin i onoi.i caused by Youtlifnl ol. Ilea and Pernicious Sol.. tarf Practices are speetliry end nermanentlv crired by our Diseases. Specialists. Boos:, poet-paid, 10 eta. In stamps. Rupture.); cally oured without the knifia without trusses, without pain, and without danirer. Cnres ' Guaranteed. Boole seat for fan rvinfa In cf m rH I' I I,H TUIUOKS and STRICTTTIES tnuiwi im,l,.r Dim ran I en to cur. Hook gent for ton cent in stumps. Address Wonr.D'ft Dispensary MicdicaXi .aasociatiujs, ooa am Street. Bulfalo. N. Y. Diseases cf W&XER. thousands of case ot Uiuee diseases peculiar to vsroavraaxo" ! nt the Invalids' Hotel and Suriticnl Institute, baa af forded larg-e ezperieuoo in adapting- remedies! for their cure, and DRi PIERCE'S Favorite Prescription la the result of this vast experience. It is powerful Iteatoratlve Tonl aud IV'ervliic, imparts vitror and stru(rti to tho system, and cures, as if by mag-ic, I.eu oorrliea, or " lilies," excessive) flowing, painful nieiietrnntlon, u n natural su p press ion , prolapsus or fallliitr of l lie morns, weak bark nute version, retroversion, bearing (iouu icnsallons, chronic ones tion, Inflammation and nlreratlost of 111 womb, Inflammation, pais and tenderness in ovaries, internal beat, and ''female weakness." It promptly relieves and cure Name, and Weakneaa of Ktomaeu, Iudl tion, liioatinar, Nervoua Iroalr atlea aud Sleepleaaueaa, In eitUer aex. , PRICE $1.00, on noTTi.Fsjj ion $0.00. Sold by DrtiBSlata everywhere. Pn ten cents in buiiii8 for lr. Pieroe'a larg-s Treatise on Diseases of Women, Illustrated. , World's Dispensary t,'tz association, C63 Main Street. BUFFALO, M.T. SICK-HEADACHE, Rilions Headache, Dizziness. t'oiilipa tion, IndlpvMtioii and llilious Attacksu. 'j prompt iv cured by lr. fJiS' Pierce's Plesiial Purgative re I lets. H centa a vlnl, nv 1 (ruREisus, Piso's TtemetTv fhr Catarrh Is ttie Best, aaiei to Use, aed Clieapesl ail Also rood for CoUl Id the Head, Headache, Hay Fever, etc. aO cants. "Jndirlnir from its ef ecta la my ease. Piso's Re me ar tor catarrn ia Jutcelaiur.' li, i. Holland, New l'ork. ILlSOWUXOJla fine's RvThMt fVT CatArrb hi th BAt, Kucieal to Use aad Cbeapeat. Also rood frir Cold In the Head, Headache, Hay Fever, Ac. N ceula. lfso"s Keme-lv for Catarrh rave me elm opt ImklSa. ia r-etittf 1." IP u. A.t - 1 dlata relief." f. K. Umuiui, Audubon, Iowa. PWs Remedy tbr Catarrh Is the Best, Easiest to Use, and Cheapest. O Also rone! tor Cold la tbe Head. Headache, Hay Fever, etc AO eauta. " Piso's RomMy for Catarrh ts Jnst the mdlc1na X BSTe been lookinc for-" W. Outom, MaysvUls, Ky. 1 Pise's Remedy fhr Catarrh la tbe Bast, .Easiest to Use, and Uaeapost. Alan Headacl rood fhr Cold In the Head :ne, , Hay Fever, etc 60 estate. .-."iT' R"m'"fl r Catarrh has done me mora) rood than anvthinr I aver triad." Miss B. A Btud. ui, Cornwall Bridge. Oonn. btvo- Piso's Remedy fhr Catarrh Is the Best, Easiest to Cse, and Cheapest, Also rood (br Cold In the vrs dache, Hay Fever, Ac 6Uccula! r,P,r!i!'Jne'2T frC,'"-'-r, . producing favorable results." Cito. w. NiutAtt, Puiidelihia7 p," Pise's Remedy fhr Catarrh Is the auaaiees to Lr, ana Ulieflpesb Also rood fhr Cold In tho Trend. Headache, Hay Fever, Ac. 6u ceuta. S&Sm&!Li&i liEiJiLITAi till "u aiiowea ajrer trint p thirty ttaut of the raws cf Dr. Dye's Celebrated Voltaic Belt xv"ti, K?2 pensory Appliance, for the .rH-dy ilef "d t nianent cure of AVrrmn VMf.ti I via of l'fi'onii. i-A UnKo and all Vln-ired 1 7.! aU fo?'S,"2 llVlilenrjter'e Hi, !l"Wr ml U'l ki Din a. lanttaMaawa. IE ElJ ataj.wer uartk.lar,. vaa-t are tne neat m lflh.uaab!e r"-'a Sara .nail, i-i.ir:. -aeir.te; f"erERatJ!IBt a?. -a u.. -'.'S.'Srernaa ar a SB n? If ir 31 n a IT fill J it l rV -sfl? l" wll 5- i in-1 uiariMtWi I IITDI. -fA NMinnt n.s &"'9?sTErVS ENGLISH"