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THE MYSTERIES OF A DAY.
BTRANGE, CCRIOCS AND STARTLING OCCURRING ABOUT US. I Mobile Bw-Tta lmt Diamond-At mmsqneraae The Oatmeal King iuauer Insurance A Bouncer, Etc, TnK late Henry B. Courtney, of the "'"mu mwkh uornpany, was 63 years p " vmc ro tnis country from Eno- ianu in i.;o. He was an experienced macca manufacturer, and, with W. H, jiaa.,, nsntu ine Dusiness upon a united capital of less than $ 50. He was me nrst, and for a long time the onlv man in this country who understood the manufacture of parlor matches, and in the product the firm long enjoyed a monopoly The business grew to im mense proportions with heavy profits, nd branch factories were established a various parts of the country. Mr., Courtney amassed a fortune estimated at nearly $3,000,000, but always care fully guarded the secret of compound ing his preparation for dipping the matches, and worked daily at the fac tory until recently, when he imparted the formula to his son, who now is the only possessor of it. The deceased llaimed to have made enormous for tunes for two firms in England by util izing the preparation before coming to America. The large fortune will most likely lead to litigation, as it is stated that there is a claimant in England, who will at once dispute with the American heirs their rights to the property. t The story of Farragut in Mobile Bay Ss thus told : The smoke became so thick that little could be seen from our decks. The Admiral, who had remained about the poop deck and lower miz7.cn rigging, now came forward, with about four fathoms of small rope coiled in his left hand. Springing from a gun to the nammocK netting, ne started slowly u the main riarginsr. apparently more ab orbed in watching the battle with his glasses than in his own movements. He lingered for a while half way up, but a the smoke thickened he continued the ascent until he was directly under the top. Here he passed an end of the rope over one ot tne luttock shrouds, and petting between both parts, whic'a formed a long loop coming under his arms, he held the ends at his breast with Ins left hand while he used his glasses with his right. He remained in this position through most of the battle, but juss as we entered the Day he went into ne top with the pilot. The above all there was to the historic and inter esting story about his being lashed to ' the mast. Some time before the failure of the firm of Grant & Ward, Mrs. Virginia Corbin, Gen. Grant's sister, was invited to place money in the firm for invest ment. She called at the firm's office, and was introduced to Ferdinand Ward She took a. dislike to him, and, it is said, told Col. Fred. Grant that she be lieved Ward was untrustworthy. A few days later Mrs. Corbin intrusted Col. Grant with $25,000, which he invested with the firm without her knowledge. When the crash came, Gen. Grant, in looking over the accounts, discovered that the firm owed Mrs. Corbin this amount. As he was preparing for the end he charged his family to pay all the debts caused by his unfortunate connec tion with Ward. A day or two age Mrs. Grant sent a certified cjck for $25, 000 to Mrs. Corbin in payment of the investment. Mrs. Grant, it is said, received the money from the publishers of her late husband's book. Many years ago when Mr. Bill Wil cher, of Gibson, Ga., was a boy he found a queer stone, which he kept as a plaything for somi time. One day while he was out in the woods with an other boy he saw a bird which he wanted to kill, and not being able to find any thing with which to make a trial at him he took out his pet stone and threw it at the bird. Now since he has grown up and knows what diamonds are he is confident that his old pet was a dia mond of great value. He has gone to work with considerable energv to find his diamond, and the ground for an acre or so shows that something great is to pay. People have very little faith in the discovery of anything akin to a dia mond, but Mr. Wilcher thinks quite an other way, for it is said that he has done enough work in searching for his diamond to have made twenty bales of cotton if properly applied. It is estimated by insurance com panies that in the United States last year dwelling houses were burned at the rate of one every hour, with an averace loss of $1,396. Barns and stables, fifty per week. Country stores, three per day, with a loss of $110,000 p week. Ten hotels burn weekly, with a loss per year of $4,000,000. Every day a lum ber yard goes up in smoke, each repre senting $20,000. Forty-four cotton factories, the loss in each case being $28,000; forty-three woolen mills at $25,000 each, and forty-two chemical works at $27,000 each, were destroyed bv fire last year. Forty-two boot and shoe factories were consumed, the loss being $17,000 each. Theatres were lapped up by the flames at the rate of five per month, average loss $19,000. Only about half as many court houses were destroyed, the cost of each bein" about $20,000. A correspondent writes to the Star of Washington that in North Carolina there is a mountain formation very closely resembling the Sphinx. It is called the "Pilot Knob," and isin Surry county, in the northwestern part of the State, just east of the Blue Ridge; its position, prone cn the Piedmont plain, like a gigantic lion ; its body at right .angles to the precipitous ridge, and with head reared aloft as if in the act of rising. The head is of solid rock, several hundred feet in height. The shoulders and breast are finely propor tioned, and at the distance of a few miles it looks like a thing of life and in telligence. It rises about fifteen hun dred feet above the plain. It is seen at th. distant of fift "m;i0. r,f . ! railroad U " "W . . uvt.il. buttu twenty miles. Schafmacher, the "oatmeal king" of Akron,. Ohio, came to this country very poor and got into the liquor business, lie didn't like that, and began to grind oatmeal by hand and peddle it from a hand cart. In thirty years he has built up the largest factory of the kind in the world. He is now a strong temperance man, and won't have an employee about him that drinks even beer. Most of his hundreds of workmen are Germans. He once brought a master workman from uviuixui e avis: ouiaii uu a tnu VCUla T j 1 t- . 1 cm- -t 1 . , contract. The second day after he be- fiateS' dle1 DT; V' 'SC,d t,ghty tran to work Sr.hm.mar.hr H,.,.,! .7- Kenben Batea, father of that he drank h.r Tn t., man quit work and went back home with a check for $j,000. At a recent St. Louis masquerade a young lady attracted considerable atten tion to her representation of a hornet. Her dress was of black satin, the bodice fitting close and high, and laced down the back, and finished at the shoulders with silver gauze wings, confined by a Blender silver wire round the arms, so that they fluttered with their every mo tion. The skirt showed in front a close fitting, lozenge-shaped overdress of the black satin, barred with stiipes of yel low velvet, and at the left side was fas tened, to fall straight, a scarf of golden colored silk gauze. One of the boarders in an Augusta, Me., boarding-house was annoyed at finding that some one was smoking his favorite meerschaum pipe. So he loaded it carefully with a mixture of powder and tobacco and went to business. When he returned he received an em phatic expression of opinion from an elderly and estimable lady of the family whose face was well swathed in band ages that covered powder marks. As for the pipe, that had totally disap peared. While A. C. Gowdy, of Saco, Me., was watering his cow she suddenly swung her head around, and the point of one horn struck Mr. Gowdy over the eye, breaking his spectacles, and driving the gluss deep into the eye. lie ja lf Jj to loe hU sight, Previous to the war a colored man, now living in Atlanta) Ga., and then a slave, purchased his freedom from his Owner, agreeing to give him $1,300 for the chattel property. When President Lincoln's eman cipation proclamation was issued the former slave had paid $800 of his in debtedness, and since that time, by his daily labor, he has accumulated, dollar by dollar, and paid over to his former owner the remaining $500, and now is a freeman indeed. Some of the best corn lands in In diana are the bottoms of ponds that have been drained, but in certain of these the working of the soil on warm days causes an intolerable itching, fol lowed by burning pain in the skin for some days. The cause of this is found to be the minute spicules ot sponges which once crew in the pond and re main in enormous abundance in the dust. The champion hog that was killed at Rhinebeck the other day in the presence of 3,000 persons, for weeks before his death had to be fed with spoon. He was so fat that he could not feed him self, and so a small boy and a big iron spoon were employed. The boy had no sinecure, lor ne ate nan a Darrei ot swill a day, but the boy learned to love the fat hog, and wept bitterly when he was slaughtered. MAKCT'S PANTALOONS BILL. A Charge Against the -tate which Created Wide Comment. A musty package of papers, bound by faded tape, relating to the Morgan abductors trial, was run across the other day by Warrant Clerk Willis E. Merri man. It occurred to him that the fa mous bill of Judge Marcy for holding that term of court might be found thus preserved. It had doubtlessly been se curely stored away for fifty years. Age had yellowed the paper and made the writing antique with paleness. The bill was written entirely in the handwriting of Gov. Marcy upon a foolscap sheet, the red and blue lines of which were al most entirely effaced. How prominent a figure a little item of fifty cents in a bill against the State can be is compre hended when we recall that public political meetings were convulsed with two issues, and one especially in the city of Rochester, in 1832, when he was a candidate for Governor, was made his toric by a pair of black trousers with a huge white patch on the seat, and the characters fifty cents in red, were sus pended in the air as a convincing cam paign argument why he should not be elected Governor. Prior to his appoint ment as Associate Justice of the su preme Court he had been Con i roller of the State, and had made his administra tion in that capacity exacting: as to com plete bills of particulars for all items of expenditure which he audited. The bill he rendered was consistent with his record in that regard, and will prove interesting to the public to know about the kind of expenses then allowed Jus tices of the Supreme Court. The fol lowing is an exact copy of the itemized bill and his affidavit of its accuracy: State of New York to William L. Marcy, Dr.- for expenses holding special court at Lock, port in Jnne, 18o0: 830, Jane 2, mem. book for expense. $ 25 09 75 Jnne 2, stage to Utica. Dinner as., tea os . . . . June 3, expenses at" BLepharJ's in Utica 1 00 Jnne 3, baggage 44 June 3, boat fare to Rochester 6 40 nne 4, expense on lioard the boat. . . 2- Jnne 5, expenses at Rochester 50 Jane 5, stage fare and expenses to Lockport 2 08 915 65 Expense while at Lockport : Expenses relative to shaving s 25 Mending work done to pantaloons.. . . SO Postage bill 94 To get a carriage 12 3 Phillips bill for board, etc., which see 00 b Paid servants, John 4a 50 snoebiacs 1 oj Estimated expenses of re! urn 15 65 $70 TSU City and County of Albany : William L. Marcv. being duly sworn, does depose and say thai the charges in the above amonnt for expenses im going to Lockport, amonnling to $15.65 are for moneys actually expended for the objects specified therein, and the charge for expenses at Lockport, amounting to S30 were actually incurred and paid as therein specified. And he further says that he did not immediately or directly return after the adjournment of the Court. b'lt went into Canada and around by Buffalo, and he is, therefore, unable to specify the items for the expenses of his return from court; but he ia confident that if he had re turned directly he shou'd have exp n led as much as he did in going to the court, and therefore, thinks the estimate made in the amonnt jnst and fair. W. L. Mact. b worn and subscribed t tin Ml Jl a-cu. 1831. before me. .Silas Wright, Jb., Comptro ler. Comptroixeb's Office, 1 ALBAS!, March 31, 1831. J I certify the above amonnt. verified bv the foregoiug affidavit, to be, in my opinion, rea sonable ana just. DILAS YY BIGHT, JB., Comptroller. The bill bears the following mem randa: 31 March 1831. William L. Mroy's account of expense in- enrrea uy mm in uoicnng the Special Circuit Court in Niagara Co., June, 1830, $70.73. The following vouchers of his pay ments of expense were pinned to the bill: Judge Marcy to Lockport Honse, Dr.: To board, room, etc (28 83 Wine, washing, etc 6 78 535 51 June 27, 1830 Received payment. John Phillip. Judge Marcy, to W. H. Tncker, Dr.: June 26, 1830, to letter postage ....... 75 To note paper 19 94 Reo-ived payment, M. H. Tcckeb. A pencil check is still distinct oppo site the pantaloons item, doubtless made at the time the propriety of its audit was first questioned, either by a clerk or Controlle Silas AVright, Jr. As j a landmark of the Morgan and anti- Mason time and the early political en i counters of William Learned Marcv and I Thurlow Weed, this well-preserved Presses inucu Historic value. Arg. The Brave "Array of Two." DEATH OF ABIGAIL BATES, WHO, WITn HER SfSTEIt, FRIGHTENED AWAY A BRITISH WAU-KIIir. Miss Abigail Bates, so well known as one of the two heroines who frightened away the British during the war of 1812 by sounding the fife and drum, died at Scituate, Mass.,' Wednesday, aged eighty nine years. Her sister and com panion in the "army of two," Rebecca "? heroines, was the keeper of the old Lighthouse formerly located in Scit uate harbor, but which was discon tinued after the establiscment of tlie Minot's Ledge Lighthouse. One day during the contiunance of the war of 1812 the Rates sisters, Abigail and Re becca, were left in charge of the light house, their father, brothers and other male inhabitants being absent, as they were members of the- militia company. The girls descried a British ship ap proaching the harbor, and devined that it was the object of those on board to burn the fishing boats lying 'in the har bor, and perhaps to sack the town. Bebecca said to Abigail that if she could '-fife," she Rebecca would "drum," and perhaps they nvght lead the British to think there was a force of armed men near by and frighten them away. Abigail replied that she would, So the two girls went around behind some sand hills near the lighthouse, and the music of the fife and drum were soon heard sounding the lively not s of "Yankee Doodle."" The ruse proved very successful, for it is said the British, becoming alarmed by the apparent near ness of a hostile force, quickly pulled back to their ship in the small boats without tempting a landing. The men were considerably crestfallen upon their return, at the smartness of the girls, and some of them have been ungallant enough to question the authenticity of the narrative. - Mug, Quiver Shaw, of Boston, is iai4 to ipeud fO.QQQ u year in charity, IN THE CLUTCH,! A Story of the Fralriea of the Far Wemt by II. Quad. It is a mid-winter day, clear and sun shiny, and the two or three inches of snow under foot is slowly melting. Two or three more such days as this and the southern sides of the little hillock would show the short grass which has been hidden so long. A traveler on horseback Is jogging siowiy nomewarus over me irau wmcu stretches out across the broad prairie like a never-ending serpent. He whistles and sings, and has no fear. Why should he? A dozen miles away lust where the snow-capped plain has laint fringe of green is his home. It is a plain trail, and there is no one to mo lest him. The sound of his voice, as he hums an old familiar air, is still faintly sounding in our, cars when a shiver seems to pass through the air. It is sort of magic touch that chills you for the moment. 1 here are a dozen rabbits in sight, and each one is making for the timber-fringed creek, eight or nine miles away. They run as if greatly alarmed, and yet no one has frightened them. There is a second shiver, and we instinctively turn to the west. You may ride fifty miles in that direction and not meet with tree or bush or fence, Two or three miles away is a stray horse. A moment ago he was staring at us as if he had never seen human be fore. That second shiver started him off for the timber at a wild gallop. lie looks back as he runs", as if he feared that wolves were on his trail. Seel As if coming tin out of the snow-covered ground, a black cloud has caught the western sky and is climbing up. At hrst sight it was no larger than a blanket, in twenty seconds it is a mile long. It is hardly a minute by the watch before the whole west is a gray- black, and the cloud is driving faster than a locomotive runs. The traveler still whistles and sings The sun is warm upon him and the black cloud has yet sent out no sign Of a sudden the sun goes out of sight. as if a funeral pall had been drawn over its face, ana the horse wheels and faces the west. There is no need of signal now. There is an icy breath rushing along which crisps the melting snow as it touches, and the whole west is white with snow-flakes. The horse holds his head high and snorts in alarm. The rider utters an exclamation of surprise a groan of despair, and then the race begins. Race? No! The blizzard is tearing along at the rate of sixty miles an hour. Instinct warns the horse to push for shelter. Wife and children in the cabin on the creek are calling for tne rider. Ao man is brave who will not strug gle against late. But how useless! Midday has been turned to night. The clear atmosphere is so oppressed with whirling snow that one must breath by gasps. The wind howls, raves, shrieks, envelops. The breath of the new-born blizzard cuts, stabs, thrusts, withers. The trail is blotted out in an instant. Instinct is bullied by cold and hurri cane. The horse has not run two miles be fore he is bewildered. After that he can run no more on account of the depth of snow. He stops, turns his head from the biting blasts, and says by his attitude: "I can do no more." The rider leans forward on his saddle and feels his blood chilling and his limbs growing useless. There is a fiercer, more exultant shriek to the blast, but the traveler smiles at it. lie is growing warmer now. The wind don't cut and slash as it did. The bliz zard will soon pass, and the sun will shine again. He will sleep for a quar ter of an hour ten minutes five. He must sleep. And days after, when the wails and tears of widows and orphans have given place to grief which lasts through a lifetime, the soft south winds will melt the drift and reveal horse and rider frozen stiff and stark. There will be words of regret to-day scarcely a re membrance to-morrow. The prairie3 of the West are as the great lakes of the East. The awful storms of winter claim their victims on the one; the roaring gales of summer demand their pound of flesh on the other. The Chinese Wall. Six mortal hours to make the last fif teen miles. Squeezing through the last deep gorge and a deep rift in solid rock, cut out by ages of rolling wheels and tramping feet, we reach the great frowning, double-bastioned gate of stone and hard-burned brick one archway tumbled in. This was the ob ject of our mission the great wall of China, built 213 years before our era ; built of great slabs of well-hewn stone, laid in regular courses some twenty feet high, and then topped out with large, hard-burned brick, filled in with earth, and closely paved on the top with more dark, tawny brick the ramparts high and thick, and castellated for use of arms. Right and left the wall sprung far up the mountain side now straight, now curved, to meet the mountain ridge, turreted each 300 feet a frown ing mass of masonry. No need to tell you of this wall; the books will tell you that how it was built to keep the Tartars out- twenty-five feet high" by forty thick, 1,200 miles long, with room on top for six horses to be rode abreast. Nor need I tell you that for 1,400 years it kept those hordes at bay, nor that ia the main the material used upon it is just as good and firm and strong aa when put in place. To tell you how one feels while standing on this vast work, scrutinizing its old masonry, its queer old cannon, and ambitious sweep along the mountain crest, were only ft'lly. In speech'ess awe we strolled or 6at and gazed in silent wonder. Twelve hundred miles of this gigantic work, built on the rugged, craggy mountain tops, vaulting over gorges, spanning wild streams, netting the river arch ways with huge, hard bars of copper; with double gates, with swinging doors and bars set thick with iron armor a wonder in the world, before which the old-time classic seven wonders, all gone now save the great pyramid were toys. The great pyramid has 85,000,000 cubic feet, the great wall 6,350,000,000 cubic feet. An engineer gave it as his Opinion that the cost of this wall, figuring. labor at the same rate, would more than equal mai; oi nu me iuu,uuu miles ot railroad in the United Slates. Safety of Registered Mail. "Some people imagine," said a post official, "that if they register a letter it is the same as putting the money in the bank it's safe. Then there are those who believe that registering is no guar antee. They quote the backwoods maxim that 'the Government will trace up a lost registered package and tell you where it is lost, and you can get it yourself if you can.' That is a mis take. The understanding now is that the man who can be proved to have handled the package last before it was lost must make it good. If he doesn't he may hand in his resignation and let his bondsmen get out of it the best' way they can. Only last week a package was lost here. There were but two men in the department when it arrived, and the agent got his receipt from them. The peqple who sent that pack age made affidavit that it contained $."S00, and the two men made it good rather than lose their places and be dis graced. I guess you'll find the regis tered mail pretty safe." Why the War Ende;l. Ex-Confederate General Preston says: Once when Sir Garnet Wolseley, the present commander of the English army, asked me at a dinner party at Montreal if the South could not have held out longer I replied: "As a mere matter of physical endurance, yes; but do yon know, sir, that in the four years of war through which we passed the South alone, with its few . millions of people, liwt lm.re men in buttle th;in England did in all its wars from William the Conqueror lo iuecn Victoria V I spoke with some feeling, and it ended in a dis cussion fts to the reason whv the Saijth did not continue tp fiyhf.. 7 ' FARM AND GARDEN. Interesting Seasonable Notes About April Work. From the American Agriculturist. April is a busy month from Prince Edwards Island to Puget Sound. When spring Comes in the high northern lati tudes, It is upon us at once. It is winter one day and almost summer the next. The heavy snows draw the frost from the soil, so that when this disappears the ground is ready for the plow. While snow lasts get out the manure, the work goes so much quicker and easier on run ners than on wheels. One of the earliest jobs is harrowing winter grain. The advantage of a thorough harrowing with a smoothing harrow ia so great that it pays not to sow grass in the autumn, but at the time of harrowing in spring. Grain sowed broadcast by itself should always be harrowed several times. Mul titudes of weeds are thus killed, and the stirring of the soil is a great advan tage. Grass sown by itself will almost uniformly give satisfaetion. The earlier spring giains are sown the better. For age crops, such as peas and oats, spring rye, wheat and, vetches or peas, should be put in in succession once in two weeks. Certain seeds of root crops are very sensitive to dry weather. Parsnips must be sown very early; an admirable crop for milk, and for neat cattle. Man gels and sugar beets are best put in early ; but carrots at any time before middle of summer. The tendency of good practice is to grow more roots, green forage, and fodder, either for cur ing or ensoiling. Do not let manure heapsheat; work them over, or get them under ground. April, throughout the country, may be depended upon for sev eral wTeeks of plowing weather, though it be showery. Live Stock Notes. Bathe the horaes shoulders with cold water or brine as quick as the collars come off, before the sweat begins to dry, and rub off the collars and saddle pieces with a moist cloth. This will prevent sore shoulders. All changes of food should be gradual, but in proportion to the work. Heavily taxed muscles make demands on the stomach; hence, increase the food after work begins never in anticipation. A horse fed up before he is called to work gets soft and fat. Be careful to protect horses from drafts when warm; rub down, blanket, or let them stand in close stables. Cows at calving need little care, the less the better if in a loose box or the open field. "Fussing' over them is always provocative of inju ry. Give no grain, but a loosening diet of bran for some days, and gradually in- I crease feed as feverish symptoms pass I away. Keep calves growing thriltily; skim-milk with a little linseed meal i scalded and added to it as a substitute for the cream, is just as good for them as whole milk fed from the pail. Sheep j must be kept in dry yards or there will ! be danger to their feet. Ewes with' lambs should have grain daily, at least ! uutil they come to pasture. Swine. Those who buy young pigs for feeding should buy none but half-bloods by a Berkshire, lorkshire, Poland or other pure sire. Ihey grow faster and fatten with less feed. Poultry. Reduce the stock of fowls as soonas this year's hatch is well provided for, but hold on to old turkeys and old geese, they get used to the ways of the farm and are worth much more as breeders than young ones. Ducks also are good till three years old. A turkey is in her prime at five, and a goose at twenty. Orchard and Fruit Garden. As soon as trees, shrubs, etc.. are received from the nursery, heel in, i. e., tempor arily bury their roots at once. U hen this is done, planting may be done at leisure Prepare the soil well by deep working with a spade or plow. In ten years six properly planted trees will be worth more than a dozen that were set as if they were posts. . . .In diggingnur- sery trees many roots are cut off. On set this by shortening the top, cutting back each branch one-third or one half .Unfruitful trees need manure at the roots, and opening or thinning out of the head.... If there is no strawberry patch on the farm, make one. Never mind the kind; p ant that which can be most readily had. Any is better than none... So with curranta, raspberries and black berries; make a beginning. Every farmer's family should have all the grapes it can eat. Plant a dozen vines of the Concord now, and after wards consider what better varieties may be planted. The Concord will pro duce tolerable grapes in abundance, and create a taste for something better. KiTcnEN and Market Gardening. Vegetables are tender, and hardy; we can leave the parsnip in the ground through the severest winter, while the carrot is easily killed by frost. So with seeds; some may be sowc-- as soon as the ground can be worked, and others must not be sown until the soil is warm We for ward plants by starting their seeds un der glass, cither in a greenhouse or hot bed. For a small garden, boxes of soil of suitable size, and three or four inch es deep, placed at the kitchen or other windo-vs, will afford a supply of plants. Sow in such boxes, early cabbage, cauli flower, lettuce, and later, tomato and other tender plants. See article on early peas. Besides the methods there sug gested, we have for early peas, and the earliest potatoes, nailed boards together like eave troughs, to cover the rows at lght; when turned back in the day ime, thev protected the plants from the winds, and reflected heat upon the rows .Hot-beds for starting plants should begun about six weeks before it is safe ;o risk the plants in the open ground .Provide a supply of bean poles, pea-brush, and treliiscs for tomatoes. Do not forget succession crops of rad ishes, lettuce, etc., of which the sea son is ery short; sow weekly until hot weather. The Cost of Ensilage. If you have upward of three acres of large corn, a force of from eight to welve men will be required to follow the power and cutting machine. It will cost from 1 to $2 per ton to put it into the silo. If email corn is raised and put in whole, two men can do the work a longer time. This method is real ly recognized as being the most econom ical as far as expense of harvesting is concerned ; but -the yield is not much more than half what it might be with large corn. Suppose wo can nurse the best three acies we have so as to raise 100 tons of corn and have the cost of putting into the silo $150. We may have in the barn at beginning of "win ter twenty cows. Allow them a feed of hay at noon, and the ensilage will give them a plenty morning and night for 180 days. Now to get baek the $150 we will have to assess each cow $7.50 for 180 days. These figures allow the cow fifty pounds a day, and many cows will not eat fifty pounds; and wo do not always have to feed 180 days in the winter, and. besides, it ought not to cost $150 to put in the ensilage.--The Stock Farm. On Pay Day. "The quickest way to t' ll who are the good railroad men," said a prominent official, "is on pay day. The man who draws his full month's earnings at one time can almost invariably be put down as a trustwor thy, temperate, industrious and valuable man. One of our men issued orders last month against his pay for a larger amount than was due him. His place will probably have to be filled r,oon. Every time an order is filed against a man's pay it injures him in the eyes of his employers. Of course there arc times when sickness makes it necessary, but such cases are usually distinguished by a previous good record." What They Cost. One who linn fig ured it up says two drinks of whisky cost a pound and a half of beefsteak; two beers, a dinner of mutton chops; one cocktail, an egg plant or head of cauliflower. "What will you take, Charlie ?" stands for a nice oyster stew for the whole family on Sunday morn ing. "Set 'em up again!" means sugar in the h-.usc for a month. Jtnun Jour nat. Eighteen colored teachers are em ployed in the Js'ushviHe, Tenu., school, BAENUM AND PIGS' FEET. A incu About Cookins Which the Show. mao Taucht HarrUon Fbcebua. The late Harrison Phrpbus was an epi cure above everything else. The creator of a new dish was to Mm a greater man than he who won many battles. Among the guests at his hotel, at Old Point tomiort, a iew years ago, was the vet cran showman, P. T. Barnum. He, too, loves the good things of this life. One afternoon the two were sitting together on the hotel veranda. Barnum was spinning one of the yarns for which he is famous. He broke off suddenly in the middle of his storv with the remark "Say, Phoebus, why don't you serve pigs- iect ior Dreakfast ? "Because they're not fit to eat," la conieally replied Mr. Phoebus. "They're not, eh ! I'll cure you of that belief. Got a cook you can trust ?" "Several of them," responded the as tonisneu j.-no?Dus. "Send the best one up to me," said Barnum. 1 he cook came. "Now,'.' said Mr. Barnum to the astonished chef, "get some pigs- ieet lat ones; wash them clean very clean ; then wrap each one separately in a piece of clean muslin that hasn't got any starch in it. Then boil 'em. Boil 'em hard and boil 'em Ion a:; not less than seven hours. Do you understand ? seven hours. Then take 'em out and put thern in a cool place. When they're cool unwrap 'em and split 'em. Understand f Split 'em right in tne centre. JNext day broil em and serve 'em hot the hotter the better, but lor heaven's sake don t try 'em. The cook followesWnstructions, and the next day Mr. Pr-n-ius took breakfast with Mr. and Mrs Barnum and the friend who tells te 9W- Mr, Prccbus ate of them, ais-leartily. They just touched . hiiSsi. lpsd supplied a long-felt want. V-ca the pigs' feet had disappeared, Mr. Phoebus s com ment was, "Say, Barnum, that's food fit for a king." And that is how it came about that the visitor to he Queen's hotel in Lon don, at Leland's hotel in Chicago, at the West End hotel at Long Branch, and at various first-class hotels in this city, finds on the breakfast bill of fare set before him, "Pigs' feet broiled a la Barnum." Mr. Phoebus had introduced the dish to his brother caterers in va nous parts of the world. Hartford lost. Strange Unman Specimens. It is credibly related that one day in the year 182", some wood-cutters, wan dering along the banks of the Moho river, in British Honduras, in search of mahogany trees, were startled upon reaching a place called Meditation Fall by a strange little being that suddenly emerged from the bush, stared wildly at them, then turned to flee. The men j pursued, overtook, and brought the odd creature to their camp. It was a dark skinned girl, not quite three feet tall, and with no other covering than her hair, which fell in thick black masses to her feet, completely covering her. She was very wild, but not stupid, and rinding tnat no harm was done to her, she talked to the wood-cutters in the Maya tongue that they also spoke, that being the language of the Indians in those parts. As the weather was cool. one of the men gave her a red flannel shirt, which clothed her from head to foot. For a day or two she refused to eat, but afterward seemed contented. She said her people were all the same size as herself, and that they were then living near Meditation Fall where they had planted a cornhcld, but that they generally dwelt three or four miles away in a deep valley. Alter she had been in the camp about ten days, some of the men proposed to go and sec her people, She manifested delight, and offered to guide them to the spot. Reaching the place where they first met her, she led them into the forest, and then made a sign for them to stop and be silent. A hubbub of voices, as of many people talking reached their ears, and the girl whispered to them that she would go and announce their coming, as other wise her people, would run away and hide on hearing footsteps. Away she went, and soon not a sound was heard The men waited patiently, but their diminutive guide did not return. Con viuced that she had cunningly eluded them, they went forward, and in two minutes found themselves in a cornfield There were embers in two or three places and small piles of corn, as if prepared for transportation. The ground was much trodden, but no living creature was In sight. They searched in vain, and remained some time in the field hoping that the owners would return for the corn, but they never saw the girl anain. nor any of her peoply. One of those very woodmen gave me this ac count, and similar stories have been told by others but all snch stories might be doubted were it not for the cities of diminutive houses, which any traveler may examine for himself." D&mortV Monthly. Krapotkin, the Nihilist. A Paris letter to London Truth says: Prince Krapotkin discards rhetoric," is entirely free from pedantry, and has grace, simplicity and clearness. The sobriety of the style gives astonishing relief to any conscious or unconscious manifestation of deep-lying feeling. It is clear that the Prince is a well of science, and yet is inwardly dominated by sensibility. The cat-o'-nine tails which he laid at the Salle Levis on the back of "the fleecing class"' was made of fine, hard whip-cord. He has the neat, crisp touch and finish of Tourgue nielf, but more emotion, which, how ever, is always under restraint. Ho knows English; but I am not aware that he speaks it well enough to lecture in it. His French is Voltairean, and in no wise Russian, except in the intona tion, which is soft and soothing to the ear. There is little in his language that is persuasive, but glycerine is not want ing in his style. The nitre that makes it nitro-glyceriue shows rarely; bat it does come out with starling effect occa sionally. AVhcn an attempt is made to place the nimbus of a martyr round his head he shrinks into himself; until he warms up his modesty verges on shy ness, in wtiich, nowevcr, there is no xovrnotsttrw. 1'rince Kxapotkin has a head of billiard-baTf glossiness, except just at the base, where, seen at a dis tance, his hair appearsTike a brown fur trimming to the bald cranium. His beard, also dark brown, is long and bushv. His eyes are hidden behind I spectacles." When seen they testify to a lively and very active spirit. The nostrils of a somewhat rfrousse nose, wide at the base, are tremulous as those of a thoroughbred horse. This arch Ni-' hi.ist is spindle shanked, wears wide tro-.srrs, and shoes so loose as to bo in convenient when he walks. He was brought up in the tip top grade of Rus sian society, and has lost a high posi tion and wealth because he criticised the institutions of his native land. A Famous (Juack Doctor. Dr. Lighthill, who died of small-pox at San Antonio, Texas, was the most fa mous and successful quack in the coun try. ILs medicines were no better than other patent stuffs, but he had a way of drawing crowds and persuading them to buy whatever ho had to sell. He was a striklngjy handsome man of about forty. and always traveled in grand style. His income was fully $100,000 a year from his practice and the sale of his medi cines. At one time he stepped into a bank in Louisville and desired to have quite a large draft cashed. The cashier said he would have to be identified, whereupon the doctor handed him a ten-dollar bill and requested him to telegraph to a bank in New York. The reply came back, "Lighthill all right. Let him have $100,000 if he wants it." The doctor wore $10,-000 worth of dia monds and a $5,000 watch. Frequently he would pick up a crowd of loafers and spend $500 on them setting up the champagne. During the past ten years he visited every large town in the South and West, and was patronized by the bct and most intelligent people. At lanta C'ontttltutum. FOB THE HOUSEWIFE. BY RUTH SMITH VAN BUZEN. Good bread is so earnestly desired in many homes that I feel moved to tell exactly how it is made in one home, wherein it is deemed too important to the well-being of the family that it should always reach a certain standard of excellence ever to intrust its making to a servant. For more than twenty-five years the service of bread-making has been glad ly rendered by the mother, or one of the daughters, that, whatever else might be amiss in the household, the staff of life should always be steadily at the helm. It is scarcely necessary to add that, when the supply fails, as it some times will, even the servants do not like to eat the bread that can be bought. Judging from my own experience, I think it quite safe to write that not more than one family in twenty knows the taste, even, of good bread. "Bread : a mass of dough, made by moistening and kneading, and usually fermenting, the flour or meal of some species of grain, and baked in an oven or pan." The above is Webster's definition of the word Bread, and a definite descrip tion of the article as too often found upon our tables. In giving the formula it is not with the purpose to state any new thing in bread-making, but to tell the young home-keeper exactly how to do it. First, the yeast. This is usually home-made, in the following manner: Twelve large potatoes, or their bulk in a greater number, being washed, pared, and carefully made free from speck or blemish, are boiled until quite soft. When thoroughly mashed, one heaping tablespoonful of salt is added; one coffeo-cup of granulated sugar, and to the mass is stirred one quart of boiling water, adding it little by little. It is then put through a colander and set aside until it cools to the temperature of new milk. Then add to it one hard yeast-cake that has been dissolved in two tablespoonfuls of lukewarm water. After stirring until thoroughly blended, set it aside in a vessel of earthenware. It will be ready for use in about twelve hours. Care should be taken that the yeast-cake is fresh. The amount of yeast made will suffice for a small fami ly, and will remain fit for use for two or three weeks. It is always reliable and ready for instant service, and it "pays" fourfold for the labor expended in the quality of the bread made with it. To make our loaves, weigh three and one-half pounds of flour always the best, in this case. Just here it ought to be stated that only experience can teach the cook how much of any brand of flour is required to yield a given con sistency every flour being a rule unto itself. Put about two-thirds of the flour into your bread bowl or pan; mix with it about two tablespoonfuls of salt. Having prepared the wetting -one tea cup of milk added to sufficient warm water to make with it one quart, into which you have put four tablespoonfuls of butter, beef drippings, or lard, and allowed it to melt, but not to scald pour this, a little at a time, over the flour, stirring meanwhile until it is all in. Then mix thoroughly with the dough ten tablespoonfuls of the yeast, having taken it after newly stirring up. To this add, constantly kneading, the remainder of the flour. Put your hands to the dough as soon as you can do so without its sticking so much as to pre vent your working it. "The more thoroughly the kneading is t.one, the better will be the bread," is a rule with old honsekeepers. hen done, put the dough in a pan, and place it in a warm, not hot place. Cover with a bread-cloth several times doubled, and leave it until light enough to mold. With the home-made yeast, this will be in from four to five hours, if the pan is properly placed as to temper ature. If the wetting has been too hot and the flour or yeast has been scalded, the dough will be solid aud the bread unsatisfactory. It is an excellent plan, if the flour-barrel stands in a cold place, to warm the flour besore using it. Mold the loave having divided the dough into four parts (perfect bread requires no flour in molding), place them in two bread tins, first greasing the t!ns,aul leave at the same place where the dough was first put until ready for the oven; ordinarily, this second rising will have performed itself in about one hour. Bake in a moderately hot oven until the loaves are, at top and bottom, of a golden brown. Do not leave the bread in after it is done. The treatment of the loaves after their removal from the oven must depend upon one's taste in regard to crust If you like it crit-p and hard, leave the loaves upon .the bread-board to cool, with one edge rest ing on the upturned tin in which it has been baked. If you do not like ensn crust, place the bread on the board, and carefully cover with the bread-cloth for an hour or longer. A Thrilling Experience. "I have had plenty of experiences calculated to try a man's nerve," said a friend of mine yesterday. "I have 'sought the bubble reputation even at the cannon's mouth,' I led a relief party into a caved-in coal-mine, I stayed in New Orleans all during the yellow-fever epidemic, but I never was so scared in all my life, never felt so great a respon sibility, as one day in a quiet country street without another human being in ight. It was this way: A friend of mine who lived there owned a $22,000 trotter, and he was taking him out with only a halter on. He forgot something and gave me the halter while he ran back. He did not return at once, and a sudden start given to the horse bv a piece of paper blowing across the street made me realize my position. I had at the other end of a slender strap $22,000 worth of horseflesh belonging to another man. At any moment a sudden noise might cause the animal to break away from me and dash himself to death against the fences or in a ditch. Even the discovery of my presence might have that effect. I scarcely breathed, and the perspiration broke in cold streams all over me. I could not take my eyes off the beast ; I was fascinated by its face. Every time it lifted a foot or moved a muscle an involuntary shud der ran through my frame. My friend was only gone a minute or two, but it seemed an nge. When he returned I fairly forced the halter into his hand. wny, old leliow,' saia lie, "you ro as pale as a ghost!'" Chicago Neics. How Snv is Removed in Paris. The following facts may be interest- ng and instructive to the long-suffering iondoner: h.arlv on Friday morning there was a heavy fall of snow in Paris, which ceased about 9 a. m., leaving the streets covered to the depth of several inches all over the city. Half an hour after it had stopped, snowing men were busy in the principal thoroughfares scattering broadcast a mixture of salt and sand; they were followed by the watering carts, and after a short iutcr val by the brushing machines, which soon transferred the liquid snow and mud to the sides of the street, whence, with the assistance of a staff of scaven gers and a liberal flow of water it quickly found its way into the sewers. The case and rapidity with which the snow was first of all, got out of the way of the traffic and then finally disposed of, was little short of marvelous to one accustomed to the condition of the Lon don streets after a fall of snow. By midday the chief streets, such as the Rue de Rivoli, the Avenue de l'Opcra, and the great boulevards, were as clean as they were the day before the storm. It must be confessed that during the cleaning process, crossing the street was not a pleasant opeiation, especially ns the Parisians do not indulge in the lux ury of crossing sweepers. But then the inconvenience lasted only a few hours, while in London the streets are smoth ered in mud for days together. It would be interesting to know ill which of the two capitals the "snow bill" is the heaviest. Pull Mall Gazette. Nearly five million boxes of dines" weroj puckod in Luboo, Me BUEXED OUT OF THE BAEN. The Nebraska Pespemdo Slays Another Alan Before He Dies. The armed murderer who in Ne braska shot and killed two men, fatally wounded a third, and took refuge In a barn where he defied the efforts of one hundred men to dislodge him, was killed. The barn was burned, but whether the desperado met his death by shooting or burning cannot be deter mined. On Saturday, if will be recol lected, he quarrelled with a farmer who had discharged him, killing the farmer and arming himself, tied, tie was pur sued, but fired and killed C. P. Johnson, fatally wounded another man and then took refuge in the barn. The siege was kept up all day Sunday, and E. Everett met his death by a bullet from the mur derer s rifle. Several other persons were slightly wounded, but will recover. He held at bay 200 armed men for over forty hours. Early Sunday night a straw-stack in the neighborhood was fired, so that the desperado could not escape under cover of the darkness. During the day an at tempt was made to enter the barn, but no sooner did the assaulting party show themselves than the desperado, who was on the alert, opened fire and shot Ever ett in the breast, inflicting a fatal wound, making the fourth victim. This was the only shot made by the desperado, who wasted no ammunition. He did not shoot when the attacking party were retreating. Fifty men from Tacoma armed with long-range repeating Win chester rifles, arrived upon the scene late in the afternoon, and shotguns took the place of revolvers. All day the crowd surged around the barn, but kept out of range of the be sieged man. A wagon load ot provis ions was forwarded to the camp of the besiegers. It was decided that the barn would have to be burned. It was impossible to starve him out, a3 there were five cows and plenty of chickens in the barn. During the darkness of the night some one in the crowd crept up to a shed ad joining the barn and set fire to it. The caged murderer, seeing that he was doomed, fired twenty shots into the crowd in rapid succession but hit no one. The crowd returned the Are from Winchester rifles from all sides. It is thought that the murderer was killed before he could attempt to make his es cape. After the fire had subsided his dead body was found in a pile of oats. Both arms and parts of both legs were burned off. Part of his head had been shot away and his body was riddled with bullets. The supposition is that he was wounded in the leg before he ran into the barn and hence he did not attempt to escape. The des peradoes right name was Allen Wright, aged about twenty-eight years. His remains were buried in a cornfield. His revolver had a Texas cow head en graved on iO He had also a Winchester rifle. Eight mules, three horses, three cows and a large quantity of grain were burned. The total loss is $5,000, which the county will probably pay. A Home Charge. In the course of his charge to the jury on a murder case an Idaho judge said: "In making your decision, gentlemen, please bear in mind that the deceased was reaching for his hip pocket when the prisoner blazed away at him. The Tentorial statues, you understand, gentlemen, allow one man, when he sees another make this motion, to perduce his gun and begin the bombardment. To be sure it has been proved that the deceased was reaching for his handker chief, but that makes no difference, the law does not recognize any such move ments. The very fact that he was carry ing a pocket-handkerchief while in Ida ho shows that he was an unfit member for territorial society. Please carefully weigh all of these important facts before bringing in your verdict." Chief Engineer John R Cantlin, of the Philadelphia Fire Department, says that he was cured of a terrible cold by Red Star Cough Cure, and that he has given it to ma men wica most sansiac tory results, A medical journal states that the average Chinese baby weighs but five pounds. Mr. Wesley Sisson, a well-known law yer of Chicago, was so helpless with sciatica and inflammatory rheumatism that he could not feed himself. Nothing relieved his sufferings until he used St. Jacobs Oil. It conquered all pain and be rose a cured man. A chip off the old block is frequently irom a Diockiieaa. The Efficact of Dr. Walker's Vine gar Bitters, in Chronic Dypepsia, Fe vers, Nervous disorders, Constipation, deficiency of v4tal power, and all mala dies affeeting the stomach, liver, bowels, pulmonary organs, or muscular system, has been experienced by thousands. Th Bitters strikes at the root of these dis eases by toning the stomach and cleans ing the blood. Compositors ought to make 6oldiers; their figures would be "set" good well Faithfulness is always necessary; especially Ij- I n - fiuvui. wo uesi rem edy, Allen's Lung Balsam, and Ukr it faith- Z. Vf :! " ""ctuuna. n win cure a cold eyfry time and prevent fatal results. I'rice, gc, 60c, and 1 per bottle, at Draggista. Too numerous to mention The Smiths. Fright fill Waste. Consumption carries off its thousands of vie time every year. Yes, thousands of human lives are being wasted that might be saved, for the fact is now established that Consumption in iw earty niaer. is curaote. lir. fierce s "Golden Medical Discovery" will, if used in time, effect a permanent cure. It has no equal as a remedy for bronchitis, coughs and colds. Its efficacy has been proved in thousands of cases. All Druggists. There are about 50,000 Northern tourists in Florida at this time. The value of thought cannot be told. Jus eo with the best of everything. Take Dr. Bigelow's Positive Cure for all throat and lung troubles, if you appreciate a speedy and thorough cure. Pleasant to take. 60 cents and gl. Original, prompt, clean, sure and effective for pain and soreness. Hop Pnroux Planters. The best is the cheapest, flop Plotters contain active medicinal agents for the cure of pain. A positive guarantee Is givsn by the manu facturer of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic that a Du-eent bottle of this remedy contains moro curative properties than any dollar preparation. It promptly cures all stomach, kidney and liver troubles. Best, easiest to use and cheapest. Piso's Remedy for Catarrh. By druggists. SOe. Fob SPSOIAX.BATRS for advertising in this paper spply to the publisher of the paper. V 1 :i Absalutrla Free from Opiates, Emetics and, l'oison SAFE. SURE. PROMPT. AT DatiuuiaTS AMD Dcai.ku. THH fMAKIKS A. TOHRI.EB CO.. BA I.TI MOB K. MB. Ac n!wnCurM "neufsilsm. Neuralgia III S i I I I SV"'" HrnUn. tr.. etc. Ul I UISI PK' F- FIFTY 1'F.NTS. '1U T ., . ""AT HKlHimSTS A Nil llKAI.KRf CHARi.rs . IDUFUII 1(1.. lit I.TI noKK.au. A diamond In (he. rouuli The stud on the prizu-tiijhU-r's shii t-l'ronl. s.r- Th(, cojor produced by Buckingham's Dye , hint for the Whiskers always gives satisfaction. The dangers of Wlioopiiig Cough tire Averted by tit U vt Ayt' Cliorry feouual. That Tired FeeSIni The mild weather, foUowing ear long end severe winter, has such a depressing effect upon the body that one feels all tired out, almost completely pros trated, the appetite Is lost, and there U nd ambition to do anything. The whole tendency of the systenl is downward. Hood's Sarsaparllla Is Just the mod lclne ncoded. It purines the blood, sharpens the appetite, overcomes the tired feeling and Invigorates every fun -Hon of the body. "Hood's Sarsaparllla ia four weeks made me a new man. My head ceased to ache, and my whole system ts built up anew, enjoying perfeot health." L Bab bisotom, 130 Bank St., N. Y. City. "We all lute Hood's Sarsaparllla, It U s strength ening." Lizzut Bau-ocb, Auburn, P. Q. Cured and Built Up "My daughter had been ailing some time with gen eral debility, and Hood's Sarsaparllla was re3om mended to us. After she had taken three bottles she was completely cured and built up. It is with great pleasure that I recommend Hood's Sarsapa rllla." Bex M. Mikbielses, supt Cincinnati and Louisville Mall Line Co., Cincinnati. "For the past two years I have been afflicted with evere headache and dyspepsia. I was Induced to try Hood's Sarsaparllla and found great relief." Mrs. E. F. Anxablk, New Haven, Ct. "I took Hood's Sarsaparllla for general debility and was wonderfully benefited by tfc'W. P. Joan ion, Martin's Ferry, O. Bold by all druggists. li tlx for $5. Prepared only by C. I. HOOD ft CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass. IOO Poses One Dollar A carload of Mormon converts left Knox vilie, Tenn., for Utah. "Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer.' Don't neglect your cough. If you do your fate may be that of the countless thousands who have done likewise, and who to-day fill con. sumptives' graves. Night-sweats, spitting ot blood, weak lungs, and consumption luelf U taken in time can be cured by the nse of Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medical Discovery." This wonderful preparation has no equal asa reme dy for lung and threat diseases. All druggists. The Postmaster sometimes stamps his feet. Mensmaw's Peptonized bkrf toktg. theenlv preparation of beef containing its entire nutri tious properties. It contains blood-making fice,generafing and life-sustaining properties; invaluable for indigestion, dyspepsia, nerroae prostration, and all forms of general debility; also, in all enfeebled condition, whether the result of exhaustion, nervous pTostratiea, over work or acute disease, particularly if resulting from pulmonary complaint. Oaawml.naEard A Co.. Proprietors, New York. Sold or rogis. Is it right to write wright rite ? The huge, drastic, griping, sickening pills are fast becoming superseded by Dr. Plerea's "Purgative PelleU." Well drilled The oil region. The Doetor's' Endorsement. Dr. W. D. Wright, Cincinnati, O., sends the eae Jolned professional endorsement : "I have prescribed Dr. Wm. Hall's Balsam forthi Luko In a great number of eases, and always wit success. One ease in particular was given up by several phyalclaas who bad been called In for consultation wtta myself. The patient had all the symptoms of confirmee consump tion cold night sweats, hectic fever, baraa-ana eoughs, etc He commenced Immediately to get better, and was soon restored to his usual health. 1 also found Da. Wm. Hall's Balsam; roa the Linos the most valcable expectorant far breaking up dis tressing coughs and colds." THE BEST AMD CHEAPEST COUGH or GROUP REMEDY. AS AN EXPECTORANT IT HAS NO EQUAL ItContalns no Opium In Any Form. ALLEN'S LU BALSAM In Three sue Bottle. Price 25 Cents. 50 Cents and SI Per Bottle. The iS-Ceut Bottles are put up for the accommodation of all who desire .Imply a Cough or Croup Remedy. Those dealring a remedy for CCSNSUMPTlOS or any LU.NU DISEASU should seoure the large tl bottles. Fries, 25s., 50c. and SI per Bottla. SOLD BY ALL MEDICISB DEALERS Scrofula of Lungs. I am new 49 yean old, and bare suffered for thi hut fifteen years with a lung trouble. I have spent thousands of dollars to arrest the march ef this dis ease; but temporary relief was all that I obtained, I was unfit for any manual labor for several year A friend strongly recommended the use of Swift Specific (S. S. S.), claiming that he hlmaelf had bees freatly benefitted by It use la some long trouble, resolved to try It. The results are remarkable. My cough has left me, my strength has returned, and I weigh .Ixty pounds more than I ever did In my life, It has been three years since I stopped the use ot tin medicine, but I have had no return of the disease, and there are no pains or weakness felt la my lung I do the hardest kind of work. T. 1. IlOLX. Montgomery, Ala., June 23, 1SS3. 8wlf t's Specific Is entirely vegetable. Treatise oa Blood and Skin Diseases mailed free. The Swift Specific Co., Drawer & Atlanta, Oa or 15 1W. Zid at.. N. Y. BEFORE YOU BUY WAGON, CARRIAGE OR BUGGY WHITE TO HOTCHXIM CARRIAGE WORKS, 8YKACTJSE, N. "ST. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE FKEK. fW LOW PRICES TO DEALERS. -Tj COLUMBIA BICYCLES & TRICYCLES, Prices Reduced. Msny Improvement. Illustrated Catalogue Bent free. . THE POPE MAM'FACTCRrNO CO., 597 Washing-ton Htreet, Boston. N r k r o r s a l k or IIH nt - s fism aa d A IlfeaxoerUace. Remarkftble ud aalokflvea. Trial B 1IKUII.ITY a7l'VMil.RrlaV 11 CLAY. safe. Sand Stamp foraealed particular. Addreai, Dr. WARD &. CO.. LOCIsiAXA, HO. Toadies aad Gentlemen to take light work at their Work sent by mall. No canvassing W (lave good demaad tor ear werk, ana fur nish steady employment. Address, with lamp, lo wm jtja.Co.H Vine et..0U.q louies. Bl to S'J a aay eamy siaae. Havblt, Quickly and Pataleas- Ijr cured at home. Correspondence ullclted and res trial of cure sent honest Investigators, THsHeifAita Biasii Cohtaut, Lafayette, lad. SCI EtUCU wanted, energetic, reliable men ALXdlTlCil not leas than 34 yean old, to can vats for the sale of choioe Nursery Stock en sal err aud el nennes, or on commission. Work .rma nent. Send for terms, addreas GLEN BROTHERS K ursery men, Rochester, N. Y. iTrilKI.L'! J-errorateit dsiismbbs 1'laslei-a cure all Achea aud rains. Sure Beiu edy tor that cold spot between the saw uldars. tiold tv l)ruAu:i&ts everywhere. pSTOOTHPOWDEH Keeping Teeth Perfect and Gams Healthy. to Soldiers A Heirs. Send stamp ?Jflfj5 f (r Circulars. COL. L. 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Nf1 Hlr r II A t fttuL, Mlna P'jw's Remedy Ibr Catarrh to the Beat. Easiest to tJtje, and Cheapest. Also good for Cold In the need, Headache, Hay .Fever, akc 60 cents. hSpSsR s Hood s 25 CEHTS fZ1 OP UM i 2N-, ,1 1'! BaaHDBUClK I. w.rraa..d w.rpn.f, as will ., try I, CfJ TITI H Y4l3 rMiseim Ts.wPOiliii, suegjig I. a P.n.rt nam. waT7..- Oil Hn A K i.I'?..,k.",r,',1; "" """. Mensf.nla.Hk.;tlto'Vil A. . AJ Braaa" HMnek, llla.lr.1.4 OMelotae IrM, A. . Twr. laa. aw -rr-r-i rr--! " i ii i i i umii .n.. . . . vwar, eatiaa, ataaa iassa5 SO words of ours can tell ths b-neflt tt be derives) from Hood's Sarsaparllla, If you need agooxteprln medicine. It WU1 strain all Impurities from toe blood, rouse the torpid liver. Invigorate the dlgrstf organs, and Impart new life to every function of th body. We only ask you to try a single bottle tl prove the positive merits of Hood's Sarsaparllla a an honest and reliable medicine. "I think Hood's Samaparllla Is the best medicine for general debility there la, and for the good It haa done me I cheerfully recommend It." J. SCLLiVAjr, 89 Brown St, Rochester, N. Y. "I have used Hood's Sarsaparllla for a blood puri fier in my family several years, and cannot speak tco highly of It." J. K Collws, Plqua, O. . An Excellent Tonic ' "My daughter received much benefit from the ns of Hood's Sarsaparllla as an excellent tonic aftr protracted attack of bronchial pneumonia."-. H. Adams, New Hartford, Conn. Hooi's Sarsaparllla has done me an Immense amount of good. My whole system has been built op and strengthened, my digestion Improved, my head relieved of toe bad feeling, and my throatre Ueved of the severs Irritation. I consider It the best medicine I have ev?r used."-MARr L. Fml, 21 Turner St., Salem, Mass. My wife think, there tsnblM ' Bt saparllla, and we are never without It noue- F. H. Latimer, Syracuse, N. Y. 'saparilla Sold by all druggists, tl; six for $5. Prepared only by C. L HOOD ft CO., Apothecaries. Lowell, Mas. IOO nncpm One Dollar VI nee ar RUmn. a par- f stive and tonic ponu lood, strengthens the Uver and kidneys, and will restore, health, however lost. Vineer Bitter lew- best remedy diacoverea io promoting digestion, eurlnj headache and increasing the vital powers. . . niflAH mmlmrn Dates the food, regulates the stomach and be els, giving healthy and natural 'P- i Vlntiar Hitlers is tne gry.i. "- venter, and stands at the head of e l family rem edies. No house should ever be without it. Vinegar Bitters cures Maianai, jnwraa Other fevers. disea of the Heart W"'m sUdneya, and a hundred other painful disorder, end foaamyither of our -valuable referene books for 1, for farmers, for merchants, ou Medical Treatise on Diseases, or pur Cambism oa Intemperance and Tobacco, which last should be in the hands of every child and youth is taf eouDiry. ... .,. ' any iws or tneaoove doth "r receipt of four cents for registration fee. R.H. McDonald Drug Co.. 38 Washington Ht-1. CATARRH IN THE HEAD IS a disease ef the mneotia membrane. It prrnerallr originates tn the nasal pas sages and maintains its Intronghold in the head. From this point it sends jforth a poisonous vtrn along the membraoena Hninn and through tha 'digestive organs. eorrupV ingthe blood ana proaa lng other troublesome an dangerous symptom. n 1 I. . .mifc. AY-FEVERSrSiSvfS Roc. arua-insie or ny mu. . . T. radical cure. 1 have made the diaeaM of rite, Kr JjLTSl Or lAliblHU 01V " -" ' - ' - warrant my remedy to our. the went eaaes. Eeeaeas others have f ailed u no reason for not bow recelrlag a, care. Send at one. for a treatl and a Tre. ' .i.f.inhl.nnMlT. aira KxDreu and Post OflMSk It eoata yon nothing for a trial, and I wlU core yon. Adarsl. H. a. BOOT. li Pearl BCKowTor. J Froo Farms slTS The most Wonderful Agricultural tiirk In America. Surrounded by prosperous mining and manufactur ing towns, f'armer'a Ittradit! Maa-nlncent crops ratted In 1885. Thousands of Acres of levern ment Land, subject to preemption and homestead. Lands for sale to actual settler, at $3.00 per Acre. Long Time. Park Irrigated by Immense canals. Cheap railroad rates. Every attention shown settlers. For maps, pamphlets, etc., alrtres. COLORADO LAND LOAN CO., OperaHoune Block, Denver, L'oL BoiZaXt IThe Acme contain. 114 Am.rlcan ( mm all WITH M USlC.and I. entirely different from anv ether collection. Also, iou bong, or tne uay, lnciuomg- nan till Cloud. Koll By," " Spriag Tim. aad Booms have Come," "Climbing ap d Golden Stair.," , l.b - tl .... 1 " HWk.. VnhlM K'..f A. AIM "I'll Await My Love.' etc. Both books, snd cata logue, of music, noreltiM, etc., free, on receipt of 1 5o. F. A. TUlFET.tUo Washington Su, Boston, Mas. no nope to Cut on Horses' manes Celebratec; "KULlr."BF HALTK1 aad BKIDLK Combined, oannot be oiippea Dy any nor.e. sample Halter to any part oi u. s. tree, aa receipt or si. sola or au eauuierv, Hardware ana Harness Dealers Special discount to ue Iraae, Send for Price Llt. j. c. LiuurnorsE, itocnes.or. ft. i. LIQUID GLUE MtNUJ even I i nin t.ath.r Paner Ivorv.OlasS. China', Furniture, Bric-a-B'rac, ac. Strong a. jjoHi eoiia as a jun,. The total quantity sold dnrlni! th past five year amounted to over I 32 MILLION J IbottiXrli vekybodv wants rr. All dealers can v. TWO GULU MtUALS. aMa.Att lhaa innwn Send dealer's card and ltte. postng Contains it Acii Russia Cement Co. Ulouc5tr, Flao's Bmedy for Catarrh t tha Best, aiBi ro uh, u wt Also good for Cold la the Head, Headache, Hay Fever, Ao, 0 cent. "Judging from its effects in m; eye rW. Rem 4v for Oatarrh is KIOSlsior., H. f. aJiewLIO Holland, 14s lor. piso's Remedy for Oatarrh Is the Best, Easiest to Use, aad Cbeapesb win. Also good for Cold In tb Bead, Headache, Hay Fever, Ac. 60 cent. " rWs Remedy lor Catarrh gave ms almost lmm dlate relief." F. E- luuua, Audubon. Iowa. Pun's Remedy for Catarrh Is th Best, Easiest to Us, and Cheapest. Also good for Cold In the Read, Headache, Hay Fever, ate. H oanl. " Piso's Roreedy for Catarrh Is Just Ihs medlcinel have been looking for"-W. Outoh, May. Till a, if. Piso's Remedy for Catarrh la the Best, Easiest to TJs. and Cheapest. Also rood for Cold In the Head, Headache, Hay Fever, ate. M cent. Piso's Remedy for Catarrh has done Bis more good than annhinr I ever tried." Miss &. A. Irrus. LBT, Cornwall Bridge, Conn. "Piso's Remedy for Catarrh t. producing favorahU result." Qco. W. Wuhau. Philadelphia. Pa. Ise's Remedy for Catarrh Is the , jcaalent to use, ana wneapeei. Alan good for Cold In the Head, Headache, Hay Fever, Ac 60 cents. Consumption Can Be Cured 1 DR. iJi ALL S WM FonfrnE LUNGS. A L S A EV1 Turn Consumption, Cold, Fnrnmonin. Tb flafnza, llronrliinl IHlllrnHIr , Kronchlilt. llonrnr44, Anilima Croup. Whooiiltijf Caught and alt IUeHe ( the tt rent hint Or Kan.. H soolbea nnt brat I e .l'inbrnn mt the linncH, In 'In me) it id polaniird bv the mIm rasp, and prevoni the lit she iwrN aad tiffLitnra arrom the cu mt m liirh accompany Jr. Co'utnnftnn ia not an Incurable itialiiriv. HAl.irs BAI,SA.H will cure you. eve t he ii it b pre I ff.niia1 aid In I la. You arc allowed a free trial of thirty day Of the njQ Of Dr. Dye'i Celebrated Voltaic Belt with ElectrleHua pensory Appliances, for the peeiy relief and peis pianent cure of Aercowa lability, loss of Vitality and Manhood, And all kindred troubles. Also for man other dififtaaea. Complete restoration to Health, Vlyoff and Maubood fniarauiecri. So rink, la Incurretl. Illus trated pamibiH in wiled e-nwhype mailed free. rvad dreeslna VOLTAIC liKt.TVOmTnhllA PENNYROYAL FILLS "CHICHESTER'S ENGLISH." Ths Orlalnal Anil Aa.w ' ' aa 1wt B.U.M.. Brwan f werthleae InltaUaaa. I.41.P....M. to LADIES. A.k rar Dr..T.. u "ChlehesW. itnmXli&U tiVl?$" Clarapil w u fcr p.rU.olAr. In l.r(r b TT-iT AME PAPER. rkikt-TrT..,'",r-,u' USIS MadiA.. a.A.ii" A. fc- L.fv'Bgl.ts everywhere. M k ni.i Mr i casUth" Peanrroval IMIla- .... ... -.7 The Best Waterproof Coat- rzz ri n 8 I CURE FITS! When 1 aav care 1 do not nu ser.ly to stop th.m .j i - r... . i r. .rain " & 111 aSMilOKifiSa I SaTi'm. I. ag 14 U TL fv 4 J n. ISvTSvfwtl LI PI Pise's Remedy for Catarrh hi th f-.f g I Best, Easiest to Use, and Cheapest. I -1 1 f J Also good for Cold In the Head, f J fij Headache, Hay Fever, ate. M canl. J n c f t U i