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THE MYSTERIES OF A DAY.
STRANGE, CURIOUS AND STARTLING THINGS OCCURRING ABOUT US. The Poor Seamstress A Cowr Boy In a. Deo. trlstrr A Singular Case of Iloiursick. ex III r Money Order, Etc., Etc. Clay Alli?os, a Las Vegas c owboy or, his advancing years demand, cow man, sold a lot of steers at Cheyenne the Other dav at a ennd tirnfitv nnil Ihnn went to a dentist to get an aching tooth attended to. The dentist, seeing a chance to make something, bored a hole in a sound tooth of Clay's and attempt ed to fill it, but, being a bungler, broke the tooth. Allison got mad and went to another dentist, who told him he had been the victim of a quack. The cow man went back to the first dentist, picked up a pair of forceps, knocked fcim down, yanked his mouth open, jerked out a sound double tooth, grab bed for another, caught a front tooth and a piece of the upper lip, and was tugging away at these when shrieks of the quack drew a trowd, who took the enraged cattleman off, and ended the performance. A singular cure of nostalgia, or home sickness, is reported from Spain. A conscript, who was ordered to Cuba, worked himself into nostalgia, which ran into catalepsy; during eighteen i months he remained in hospital a living- j dead man, sustained by milk, mechsn- ia11v fYtrstifl inrA liia mnntri In (ha end this bottle-feed1 ng broke all his teeth. The doctor allowed a soldier from the same region of Spain-Gallicia to p:ay some ot the national airs on the native bag-pipes. The muscles of the patients face commenced to move; later the eyes expressed life, and in the coarse of a week he was able to dance. He was not sent to Cuba A Utica naturalist says that Eong birds in that region are fast disappear ng. The wren is almost unknown, the bobolink, that formerly abounded on the Jlohawk meadows, is, disappearing rapidly, while blue birds, yellow birds, orioles, and. even woodpeckers, high- hoes, and crows are becoming scarce. as a consequence, ne sas, iruit trees ; and all sorts of vegetation are suffering from the ravages of insects. Pot hun ters and bird-nesting' boys are said to account for the disappearance of the Dirds. A lady went a short time ago to visit one of the newly rich families in the vicinity, and was shown through their recently furnished house with a great deal of pomp and parade. She was somewhat wearied over their grandilo quent remarks, and when she returned to her own modest home, one of its in mates asked her how she liked the grand mansion she had been viewing. "Oh, it is all very fine," she replied, "but they acted as if they were not used to it." TnERK is, of course, no disputing the truth of a thing that can be proved by mathematical demonstration. For in stance, this proposition advanced by a professor of mathematics to his pupils: "It is evident that if it takes one brick layer twelve days to erect a wall of given distentions, twelve bricklayers ought to do the wo, k in one day, two hundred and eighty eight in an hour, seventeen thousand two hundred and eighty in a minute, and one million thirty -six thousand eight hundred bricklayers in a single second." It is said that a trained seamstress in New York was found making boys' gingham waists, with trimming and but tcn holes, for 2 cents each. By work ing 19 hours a day she earned 23 cents! According to the records of the Protec tive Union in New York, the average weekly wages of women in manual em ployments are from $3.50 to $4. Out of this i' ust come rent, fuel, lights, food, clothin;. There are no vacations, no recreations. A Detroit tramp, who for ten days had been driven from place to place by the police, saw a little bcry fall into the river, and at once plunged in and saved him, although not until the boy in his struggles had nearly drowned both. The tramp was assured by a policeman that ho wouldn't be molested any more, the bystanders praised him, and the boy thanked him. He looked hungry as he walked away to dry his rags. Bob Rowan of Rockland County, Ga,, felt something bite his hand as he was ' feeling in a hollow log for a rabbit. He save here and there a veritable Georgia jerked his hand out in a hurry, and cracker, illiterate but kind of heart, with it came a highland moccasin snake and a few hands at a saw-mill, which whose fangs were embedded in his j my brother operated down at the foot hand. Before he killed the snake he ' of the hill. He wanted no neighbors, was litten in the other hand. He drank though when one of the uncouth resi a gallon of whiskey, suffered terribly. J dents would stroll by his home hunting was just on the point of death, but is for a bee tree he was sure to be stopped now recovering, Johnnie Jones, aged six, of Boston, accompanied his mother, brother, and sister to Utica to make a visit, lie soan disappeared and could not be found. Messengers were sent out, the City Hall bell Tag rung, and his mother was in great anguish. Two hours later the boy from the Hub was found over in Deerfield. He said that he didn't like Utica as well as Boston and had started to walk home. Centenarians are becoming ro com mon that they cease to excite more than a languid interest. Still it is worth re cording that Mr. Margaret Arnold of Perry, Ohio, was 109 years old on Sunday last, and still walks, eats, sleeps, sews, and reads; and that Mrs. Mary Gould of Worcester, Mass., who celebrated her 106th birthday on Satur day was in good health and spirits, and received her friends all day. A funny story is told ot a noted Eng lish clergyman, now traveling in the East. lie is said to have rewarded his dragoman so liberally that that worthy was enabled, on the strength of it, to purchase an additional wife. One may more easily imagine than describe the horror of the ecclesiastic when h- dis covered that he had aided and abetted his servant in poligamy. Mrs. Margaret Webber, of Cam den, asked little Eddie Wood to drive her chickens out of the vard. Boy like, he threw a stone at them, and to his surprise, hit one of the finest of the flock and killed it. At this Mrs. Web ber became very angry, and with a stick of wood beat the boy until he fell at her feet. The boy died ten days after. Mrs. Webber has been ar lested. A pretty young lady appeared at the Troy Post Office on Tuesday with a money order sent her by her husband. Her signature and the name on the office record did not correspond ; but the or der was cashed after she had explained that she had been married but a short time, and that her husband wasn't accus tomed to spelling her first name; he had always called her "Dearie." Mr. Mct7.ler of Perham. feeling ill the other morning, told her children to make the kitchen fire. After a little time, not hearing them, she went to the kitchen. The children were not there and with an unreasoning fear that something awful had happened to them she ran out into the yard screaming and fell dead. The children had gone to milk the cow. . A train hand in the Silem Railroad yard on a recent hot night heard a chicken's peep coming from a freight car. fie went in, and among a lot of eggs found one through which a chick had stuck its head. The little fellow was removed and now thrives at 'the train hand's home. The weather is sometimes called eggs." 1 his was hot eno.igh to fry , evidently hot enough . to hatch chickens. Twenty--, ne years ago Pierre Birria, who had just been discharged from the Union army, settled in St.- Louis. Near bini lived the buxom widow Angeliaue A. r -r-i 1 . '. uc uuuwn. iuuuu rierre ann t ho widow were 50 years old ear h, he set about wooing her, and met such success that they have been married at the age of 71 after a courtship of over twenty years. A Maine groom who could talk no French, and a French bride who could speak no English, were married the ether day in Lowell, Me. They both had understood the unspoken language . pf courtship Two children of Farmer Agnew of Tara, Canada, a boy of ten and a girl four, while playing in the barn, found a gun which their father kept loaded for rats, "'Satan oil there a piece,' said the bov, "an' let me see if I can't shoot you!" The little girl obeyed cheerfully. and the young Canuck tilled her face and shoulder with line shot. In nearly every instance wherein a man has committed suicide in l'hila delphia by shooting himself, the widow has appealed to the coroner for the weapon. And the strangest part of the phenomena is that she cannot explain ! why she wants it. All sue can SUV 111 ' reply to the coroner s inquiry is 'Well, I just want to keep it." A rattlesnake got in front of a mow ing machine in St. Joseph county, hid. and was cut into three pieces. When Mrs. Konck, who was raking hav, came up where it was, the head still had life enough to bite her, and the jaws had to be torn apart to remove the lungs, .airs, Konck came near dying. T ii ere is a large lake in Day County, Minnesota, on the banks of which wild aucKs make their nests. A lariner in the vicinity hunts up the nests and sub stitutes hen's eggs for those of the ducks, and the ducKs have hatched out a number of broods of chickens for him. His hens have no time for loafing. A Xokwalk (Conn.l mother, taking a final survey of her little ones bc:orc they started for Sunday school, noticed something unnatural in the hang ot a five-vear-old's dress. She investigated, and found under the short white dress : of her promising daughter a luuch bas ! ket dolnS duty bustle. A Georgia newspaper man visited a , terrapin pen the other day, where were ' confined three hundred of these costly little turtles. When their keeper rapped on the pen. they crowded about like a drove of hogs, and showed like eager ness to tackle the food, which was shrimps, crabs, and small fish. An uncle of a young woman in Pough keepsie the other day offered t transier all his property to her if she would giye up her fast life and take care of him in his old age. She agreed to it, and a ; lawyer has drawn up the necessary papers, which have been properly signed, sealed and aeuvereu. When a young man goes to a store to buy a suit of clothes, puts them on, leaves his old clothes to be wrapped up, and afterward finds that money left in the pocket is missing, he cannot hold the storekeeper liable. That is a recent legal decisiou worth noting. It is impossible to count a billion. Had Adam counted continuously from his creation to the present day he would not have reached that number. At the late of 200 a minu e there could be counted 12.000 an hour, 288,000 a day, and 105,120,000 a year. Five years ago Lida Garrison of Den nison, Texas, fell from a tree, and hurt herself so that she has not since becu able to use her arms. She has succeed ed in learning to paint, holding the brush with the toes of her left foot. THE SOUTHERN POET. Peculiar Stories Abont Ilayne. the Late Panl One who knew the poet Paul H. Ilayne writes to the Chicago News : I must tell somewhat of the personal characteristics of the man. In the first place, Mr. Ilayne was the most improvi dent of mortals. He knew actually nothing of the value of money. Born and raised in affluence, he had never known what it was to want for any thing. As illustrative of this improvi dence, he would go to Augusta when he hadn't a dollar in the world except to pay his fare, and order the -luxuries of life more lavishly than he did the necessities. Under his little house he had a small hole dug which he desig nated as a cellar, and in that would store the choicest of wines and brandies, though be it said to his credit he was verv abstemious in the use of these BP"ts But he harl been accustomed I to mese luxuries on me tiiuie iroir. uis youth up," and who would deny him now in his day of suffering these sweets among the bitter ? But where was the money to come from to pay for these things ? Mr. Hayne did not know, nor was it possible for him to think of so practical a question. He loved good living and made pitiful efforts to gratify his love. He had no neighbors by "Mr. Hayne and a friendly chat ensued. He knew nothing of the prac tical affairs of life. To illustrate: One day my brother found him working in his little garden. Knowing the sterility of t e patch my brother suggested to Mr. Hayne that it would be a good thing if he would send down to the saw- mill and get some of the muck which had accumulated against a pile of slabs and spread it over the garden. Mr. Hayne politely thanked my brother for the donation, and said he would send down for the muck at once. He did so, but the mill hands filled the air with laughter when they saw a diminutive negro boy shuffling along with a peck measure in which to get the needed muck. There were many other equally as ludicrous illustrations of this lack of practical common sense daily displayed. It was even said that he could not tell a freight train from a passenger train, and that he frequently would rush down to the little platform to board freight trains which never stopped there, think ing they were passenger trains. But the mun, the poet, was loved not only by ail who knew him personally, but by all who read his tender, beautiful, fra grant poem , and over the grave and around the n me of Paul II. Hayne will ever hover the affection of all who loved genius with gentleness, a spotless life, and an ending as royal in the brightness of its fame as the glow ot sunset in rich September days. Nellie Giant's Married Life. A relative of the Grant family in Washington is authority for the state ' ment that the married life of Nellie I Grant Sartoris is far more humiliating and unpleasant than has yet been made public. Mrs. Sartoris makes her home with her husband's father in the north : of England, and, according to all ac- counts, she is treated as a sort of poor ! relation. Two ro ms are set aside for ' ti.e use of herself and children, and 1 their metis are furnished, but nothing else is given to them either by her hus- band or Mr. Sartoris, Sr. So far. in I deed, as the younger Sartoris is con cerned, it is said that he has not con i tributcd a penny to his wife's support ; for years. It is a well-known fact that for a ' couple of years prior to Gen. Grant's 1 dei th remittances of money were regu larly sent to Nellie to provide herself ' and children with clothing and other j useful articles. When the General be- ciime impoverished by the rascality of j Ferdinand Wrard,the greatest regret he is ! said to have expressed was that his poverty would prevent him from further assisting Nellie, who was practically supported by his bounty. AH the mem bars of the Grant family still contribute to the support of Mrs. Sartoris, and the I. : t .1 K.n.a urrrml Afra Kurtnrit fnr tQ separate from her husband and turQ tQ merica. It is said that Mrs. Grant made such a request only a few months ago, after learning of some fresh indignity on Sari.ori.-Ts part, but the daughter replied that she would not entertain such a proposition a moment, and added indignantly that she would refuse to sustain relations of any charac ter with her family if these importuni ties did not cea-e. Meantime Sartoris is racing about England, spending the meagre allowance his father gives him among companions o: his own kind. The reports which reach Washington from New York s;iy that Sartoris has been absent from his wife since last ! spring, "id that she bears from him only at rare in'.eryals. 4 THE GREAT UPHEAVAL FURTHER ACCnUNTS OF THE CON YILSION IN NEW ZEALAND. Extent of the Calamity-Tho Scene De scribed by an EyewitnessSome Inci dents. The scene at the time of the eruption in New Zealand, as it appeared to an eye witn 'ss, is thus described in the Auckland Bell: "At about two o'clock he was awakened by a rumbling noise likd that of an earthquake. He went outside the door, but could see nothing, although it was a clear night. The noise proceeded from Tarawera. He looked around agahi and saw a huge mass of dame rise in the heavens, and instantly lava and smoke covered the ground. Soon alter a volume of flame issued from Runanga, clo e to Tarawera. Large balls of fire were thrown from the gaping mouth toward Tau; o, this ac companied by terrible reports, which shook the whole place. Forked light ning followed close upon the balls o? tire; it rescmb ed the wriggling of snakes; it returned to the crater, form ing the letter 'V.' The roar was tre mendous, resembling the heaviest thun der. As each piece of hillside slipped into the open basin large clouds of black dust rose out of it, t-nd ascended to the heavens. The fall of earth into the open crater seemed to stop the fiery balls from coming up, but forked light ning still continued. Dense volumes of smoke issued from the crater, going in various directions. As soon as Rua whina stopped sending forth its terrible balls of flame, a huge white cloud issued from the cap of Rotomahana, and heavy booming was heard, followed by vol umes of white compressed steam from Lake Rotomahana. It rose with terri ble velocity, and seemed to be going to ward Okaro Lake. This lake is about five miles from Lake Rotomahana, and the appearance it presented at times was something like a huge boiling caldron, bubbling in all directions. Lightning then commenced to shoot out from Mount Kararamea. From the whole flame and like large shocks of mount there came sheets of myriads of shcoting stars rockets. Shortly afterward earthquakes were felt, accompanied by a noise resembling minute guns, but louder than the roar of the heaviest gnn known. There was an open crater on Mount Kakaranga, and immediately a huge volume of dense black smoke is sued from it, and the country all around began to get dark. In half an hour it was so black that no one could see their hands in front of them. While this was going on a shower of pieces of lava the size of peas came down with terrible swiftness, and with such force as to be almost as dangerous as bullets." Mrs. Hazzard, who was rescued from one of the buiied houses, made this statement : "My two daughters, Clara and Ina, escaped into a detached portion of the house. While sitting in my chair, with my three remaining children around me, I was pinned to the floor by the leg through the roof falling in, and I be lieve that it was at that ' time that my husband was killed. I had my youngest child, Mona, a girl aged 4, in my arms. a boy aged 10, Adolphus, on my right, and a younger child, a girl aged 6, on my left. JUona, who was in my arms, cried to me to give her more room, as I was pressing her against the beam, but the load of volcanic mud pouring down on me prevented me from being able to render any assistance, and the child was crushed and smothered in my arms and died. Adolphus said to me: '.Mamma, 1 will die with you,' and I think he did shortly after, as he did not answer again. The little girl, I think, died shortly after, as she said, 'Oh, my head !' as the mud was beating down on her, and she spoke no more. During my entombment I thought a search party would come to search the room. I ooed to the first people I heard about the place. Mr. Blythe and others got me out on hearing my call. after being entombed forseveral hours." The followiug incidents, of the con vulsion are taken in part from the Auckland Bell and in part irom the Star of that city: The moaning and crying of the cattle were something terrible, even when daylight' appeared. The Maoris were much frightened, and were found crouching in their whares when aroused by the whites. The natives were of opinion that the sky had fallen, and said they had never known of anything like this before. The discovery of an old chief named Tuotu Tonga, in the burned whare at Wairoa. is a strong reflection on the dilatorinessof the Government in adopt ing measures to explore these houses. The mud was heaped around the whare and over the roof to a height of over four feet. He is reputed to be over 100 years old. He is accused of causing the death of a child by bewitching him. The destruction of Wairoa if also partly at tributed to the old man's malevolence. When found he seemed perfectly con tented with his condition, a'.thcugh a mere skeleton. His 104 hours' hiber nating had not made him speechless, and he protested against being carried out. The story of the phantom canoe is as follows: v-ix days before the eruption, some tourists slept at Wairoa with the intention of crossing to see the terraces, They stood in the earlv morning by tiie lake shore when, suddenly, the water rose and subsided, then rose again. An ancient Maori woman, who had lived there sixty years, said she had never seen such an occurrence before, and im plored them not to go on the lake. They persisted, however, and while they were out on the still water an im mense war canoe suddenly make its ap pearance. It was judged to be within hailing distance, and again and again it was hailed; although there were crowds of natives on board, no notice was tak en. The canoe continued for two miles on its silent course, apparently racing the tourists' boat, when suddenly it dis appeared. The Maoris in th tourists' boat declared that there was no such war canoe on the whole lake, and they called it a phantom or devil, and de clared that it pointed to evil times. 'Ihe only explanation that seems to be possible is that it was a mirage of an object on a distant sheet of water. Mr. Charles E. Furlong of New York city had a narrow escape. He and the unfortunate Mr. Brainbridge, who lost his life at Wairoa, had arranged to travel together. The latter gentleman called Mr. Furlong, who was staying at the Star Hotel, Auckland, and told him it was time to get up, as there was only half an hour in which to catch the train. The morning being rainy, Mr. F urlong declined to go. Two ladies, Aime Steinhoff, formerly of Dunedin, and Mme. Elie S hneider of Wismar, Mecklenburg, Germany, ar rived at Itotorua on the morning of the eruption. On approaching thatpiace they met the inhabitants, men and women flying in all directions through the woods. They were not to be turned from their object of visiting the wond erland, for, in spite of all protestations, they went on their destination. Thoy remained there during the whole excite ment. The scientists have been amusing themselves circulating the weight of volcanic earth and mud thrown out. These estimates vary from eighty mil lion to eight hundred million tons. Faithful to the Last. The Indianapolis S-ntinel says: Judge Durham, First ( omptroller of the Treas ury, was married the other day. Ho was, says the Boston Trun Her, at his desk at work when one of his clerks entered. "Why, Judge," she exclaimed, "here you are at work on your wedding day. I hear vou are to be married at half past 3 o'clock, and here it is half past 2." The Comptroller looked up and said: "Yes, I nm to be married in an hour. I can finish this work in thirty minutes, and that will leave me just thirty min utes to dress and get to the house. You can rest assured that I will be there. The ceremony cannot go on without me." SHORT SUMMER SERMONS. Delivered by Brother Gardner of the 1.1 mo Kiln Clob. From the Detroit Free Press. "When I h'ar anindiwidual riz up an' declar' his disgust wid de world I sot him down as a pusson who has contri buted his far share to'rds bringia' de world to its present condishun. Dar' am sartin people who war' bo'n into dh life fur no pertkkler reason. Dey am as outer place as a blind hoss befo' a lookin-glass. Dey haven't de smartness to steal nor de spirit to work. Dey am too cowardly to suicide, an' not bi ave 'nuff to face de problems of life. Dey am mean 'nuff to covet, but not reckless 'null to steal. Dey begin on Sunday mawnia' to predict shorfcrops, an' wind up Saturday night by a pro phecy of airthquakes or cholera. Oa de front doah of ebery sich maa should be nailed a sign readin': "It am better to pass on to de next co'ner an' take do small pox instead." I sit down wid my pipe of an evenia an' boi sartin mat ers down an'frow away de skimmins. I'zo bin gainin' two or three pounds of flesh a y'ar fur de las' ten y'ars. What rich man has done bet ter f I'ze got a tight roof over head an' a good cellar below. Jay Gould's roof may be higher an' his cellar bigger, but why should I envy him when I have room 'nuff ? On my table am co'n beef, 'taters, cabbage, bread, an' odder fings which please my taste, satisfy my hunger an' put fat on my ribs. Does any million aire do mo' daa eat to please hisself ? De panes in my windows nm small but clear. I kin look out to de east, no'th, south or west. Do Vanderbilts can't do any better. Deir glass may bo larger an' cost mo' money, but it doaa' keep out any mo' weather. I'ze got a bit of a garden in which I'ze growin' 'taters, lettuce, onions, beets an' de like. De Queen of Eng land kin have a bigger garden, but her wegetables must grow ia de sameway, an' would taste no better. I'ze got plenty of fuel fur cold weather, an' fly screens to keep out da dust an' flies in summer. De king's palace am warmed by de same coal an' his screens made frum de same wire. X want neither his heat nor his 'skeeters. I'ze got good health an' a purty fa'r job. Dar am plenty of millionaires who haven't got no health 'tall, and whoso worry am mo' tiresome dan my labor. I'ze got a lot all paid fur in de grave yard, tsome men may have two, but X doanTenvy 'em. By an' by me'n de ola woman will be laid away up dar. By an' by de rich man an' his wife will also be laid away, Dey may have a monu ment towerin' above our tombstuns, but dcy'll sleep no sweeter nor awaken any sooner. Deir cofiins may be richer, but de same airth will bring all to decay. De great, trouble wid aiverage human ity, as I see it, am de fack dat peopla grasp fur too much. What was riches to de las' ginerashun am jist nuff to make dis one discontented. What was comfort den am poverty now. Da wages of our gran'fathers would hard ly buy ap'ons fur de wives of workin' men to-day. We am full of froth an' show. Hypocrisy an' deceit am part of our stock in trade. Envy an' jealousy am drivin' out charity an' contentment. F'ifty y'ars hence, if dey should dig down to my coffin an' find dat I had turned ober, de papers needn't maka any sensashun. It am quite sartin, on less a great change tak s place, dat da nex' gencrashun will make us ole dead folks tired. A Sad Game of Billiards. A New York correspondent says: A party of friends of the demented billiardist, John Dion, went to the Bloomingdale Asylum to see Lim. They found him in the billiard room of that institution at play with Bartley Camp bell, the insane dramatist. These two patients are doomed to die of progres sive softening of the brain, and, alike, their chief symptom physically is pare sis, or an inability to control their mo tions. For instance, neither can now legibly write his name. Thus hindered, their billiard play was necessarily erratic. A match was proposed, and the irrational contestants at once began. Each was perfectly confident, and their wild talk, often branching off to utterly foreign subjects, was a steady accompaniment of their shots. In health Campbell had been a reasonably good player, but now his efforts were more awkward and fu tile than those of a beginner. Curious interest centered in the game of the onca expert Dion. It was strangely uneven. Once in a while several successive shots werj positively brilliant, and especially was this so when the position of the balls, striking his mind at a glanco, was instantly comprehended and acted upon. If he delayed at all in deciding what carroms to undertake his mind lost all continuity of thought and he used his cue in a dazed, ridiculous manner. 1 he same peculiarity was observable in his lack of complete control of nerves and muBcles. If he made a shot quickly it was apt to be sure and steady; but a de lay resulted in utter confusion and fail ure. All through the strange game Dion maintained the most dignified de meanor, and was seemingly unaware that his play was not as brilliant as ever. He fancied part of the time that Camp bell was some noted billiardist, now Vignaux, again Daly, and so on through the whole list of champions; and once he declared that the match was for the possession of the asylum, which he be lieved to be a royal palace in Spain. Ho is not expected to live more than a year. Campbell's timo is thought to be still shorter. It Had to be Abandoned. A newspaper correspondent says: Westbrook's Pond, in Blooming Grove Township, Pike County, Pa., is a small body of water fed by spring brooks. F'fteen years ago it was alive with im mense brook trout. They were fre quently taken weighing over threo pounds. A mile from Westbrook's Pond is Lake Giles, on the grounds of Bloom ing Grove Park Association. In 1872 a man working at Westbrook's was em ployed by parties owning a pond in the vicinity to take pickerel from Lake Giles and stock their pond with them. The work was done at night. The man transported the pickerel in tub3 and passed Westbrook's Pond on his way. He had a spite against a member of Westbrook's family, who was a great trout fisherman, and in passing the litt e pond he turned a large number of pick erel into it. In three years there was not a trout in the pond, but it was alivo with enormous pickerel. In hope of de stroying the greedy newcomers the pond has been drawn of three times, and wagon loads of pickerel taken out. The bottom of this pond and the brooks above it were thoroughly limed and al lowed to remain dry for weeks. A few weeks after the water was let into the pond again, after each drawing, the pickerel family was found to be at homo there ngain, and to-day it is no trick at all to take three and four pounders at a a troll. All hope of destroying the pickerel and restoring the pond to its old-time greatness as a trout haunt has been abandoned. Luck or Pluck. 'I have no Inok," says a yonng man, as be stands in New York streets, his hands in his pockets. "Now look at so and so, what good lack he has." Nothing of the kind. While ten men 1 1 "d loafing round waiting for chances, one man makes his chance; while the ten are waiting for something to turn pp, the one man turns np something himself. It is not luck, it is plnck, and tiire are plenty of chances waiting for the young man who trusts more to plnck than luck. "Just his luck," says a discontented storekeeper, who cannot meet his monthly bills, as he sees a new and larger store being erected for his rival. Nothing of the kind; it is the othet man's pluck in advertising, pnshing bin way, seizing his chances which is mis named Inck. So, while ten men fail, one snocecdb by sheer force of indomitable pluck, and ia looked npon as a favorito of for tune. Ho be it, but be b made hie fortune. JIY FRIEND, TIIE MAJOR. A MAN WHOM EVERYBODY I.IKES. 'To Make Himself Felt" was the Scheme ot Ills Do you know my friend, the Major? He is a rare bird. He is aa optimist on principle, and a liar because he can t help it. To know the Major is a liberal education, at least so far as the fine art of prevarication is concerned. The Ma jor first attracted my attention during the war. He was exempted from ser vice on account of some slight disabil ity, but as soon as hostilities opened he announced his intention of joining the army. He made no secret of his deter mination even to strangers. Whenever he saw a crowd of able-bodied young men he would introduce himself, con gratulate them upon their manifest abil ity to serve their country in the field, and wind up with the statement that, although a cripple himself, he did not propose to be cheated out of his share of the glory, and was then making his arrangements to go to the front. The effect of this kind of talk caa be imagined. In those days everybody j was patriotic or nothing. Many a timid man was made so ashaied of himself by the Major's devotion to the Confed eracy that he precipitately volunteered and marched off with a musket on his shoulder. All through sixty-one and sixty-two this gallant patriot gave him self up to his work. Finally" it began to dawn upon us that he was losing a good deal of time, and missing all the lighting right straight along. Some thing of the sort was hinted to him, but he promptly silenced all criticism. He had been delayed by so many things he said. First, he had intended to join Col. Blank's rcgFHBbiit--thG Colonel was killed, and that caused him to change his plans. He had found it dif ficult to decide between the infantry, cavalary, and artillery branches of the service. He had also thought of the navy, and at that very time was waiting to hear from a certain admiral, who wa3 an old friend. After hearing these voluble explana tions, men would wink significantly a, each other, but they kept their suspi cions to themselves. It was i seless to make war on the Major. He was hand in glove with the authorities, and the women were all on his side. The sacri fice which he proposed to make in going into the army in spite of his exemption stirred the feminine heart, and so much was said about it that scores of men less fit for duty than the Major found them selves unable to stand the pressure. They rushed off to the army, but the Major still lingered at home. During the siege of Atlanta my old friend made himself very useful, and I think hurried up matters not a little. He attached himself to a flag of truce party one day, and although present as a citizen, he wore an officer's coat. He strolled about, got left by his party, and was picked up by the Federals as a spy. He was so defiant, so voluble and so bright thas he was carried before Gen. Sherman. In the presence of this ter rible commander the Major did not abate one jot of his natural dignity. He ex plained his . position satisfactorily, and in response to the questions put to him said that Atlanta was defended by t0,000 meu; that Gen. Wood had 200 big guns, unlimited ammunition, and all the supplies he needed. The garrison, he said, would be reinforced by 40,000 militia from the South Atlantic States inside of ten days. To make him stop his everlasting jaw, Sherman ordered him to be escorted to the Confederate lines. As soon as the Major got back to the city, he was interviewed by everybody from Gen. Hood' down to the newsboys. To all these searchers after truth the Major was gracious and communicative. He said that Sherman's force, at a mod erate estimate, amounted to 140,000 men, and 50,000 more were on the way. He had seen 300 heavy siege guns placed in position and had learned that it was the programme to open fire on the city With all of them in forty -eight hours. He had also seen a brass band with instrument costing $40,000. This band had just arrived Irom Washington and had been sent for to furnish the' music when Sherman made his grand entry into the c ty. Looking back to those days, I can easily see that the Major's fearful yarns must have driven both Sherman and Hood nearly crazy. Both generals made some very eccentric movements soon afterwards, and my old Iriend was doubtless responsible for the whole business. After losing sight of this amiable personage for nearly a score of years, 1 lound him some time ago com fortably established in a small town, not a hundred miles from here. Time had dealt gently with him. He was rotund and rosy, and his face wore a perpetual smile. I accepted an invita tion to ride with him into the country, and on our trip I learned still more about the man. We passed a farm nearly all hillside, but with a narrow strip of bottom land. The corn oa the hillside was stunted and worthless, but in the bottom it is very fine. Stopping suddenly in the road, the Major hailed the farmer, a blue, hopeless-looking man. "Say, Jones," he shouted, ''that's mighty fine corn in the bottom." ' Yes, it's tolerable," was the despond ing reply. 'Tolerable ain't no name for it," said my companion. "There ain't no finer corn in the countiy. I always did tell those town fellows thtt what you didn't know about farming wasn't worth knowing." The gloomy Jones smiled with evi dent pleasure. "It's my opinion," continued the Major thoughtfully, "that you will soon have the best paying farm of its size in the country. Just ke p up the lick, you know " And, with a cheery smile and a wave of the hand, he drove off. Turning to me, he said: "Now, I talk that way on principle Why call Jones' attention to his hillside corn ? Poor fellow ! he looks at that too much anyhow. I made him look on the bright side of things, and whooped him up. That's the way to do it." Throuhout our ride this rosy, smiling old man stopped every man, woman and child, and gave them just such a racket, as he had given Jones, suiting his talk to the varying circumstances of each case. On our return to town I could not help notii-ing that the Major's encour aging words had already produced an effect. At many of the farm houses the women folks had been told by their husbands of what had occurred. They looked upon us smiling from their doorways, and at several places little children were sent to waylay us with fruit and buckets of cold spring water. Even at the cottage of the despondent Jones we saw that gloomy individual laugh'ng in high t lee and chucking his wife under the chin. "Jones will come out all right," said the Ma jor with a grin, "if not this year, then some other year." Naturally I asked the Major how he was getting along. "Splendidly," was the answer. "I've made about $40,000 since I came here, and I'll clear $5,000 this year." lie said much more, but these figures will do. Before leaving the village I had an hour to myself, a d improved it by making a few inquiries about the Maj r. I found that all he had in the world was a place worth a few thousand dollars, and heavily mortgaged. 1 found, too, that he made only a" baie living. I e must have known that I wonld learn ihe i tier falsity of his statements, but ais old habit of lyinnr was irresistible. t'Jne thing struck me ICvery man in the town stood up for the Major. "He 11 never pay out of debt," said me, "but that makes no difference. Nobody's going to press him." "You like him ?" said I. "We love him," was the answer. "The Lord don't give us many such tuen." All the testimony was to the same ef fect. As the train whirled me back to the city my thoughts were decidedly mixed. 1 said to myse f : "Here is a cheerful old fraud who can't tell he truth to save his life. He played double during the war. He lives by false pretences. He is lazy, extrav -pint and an old bag of wind. Yet all th se people love him. They would fio-ht for him, die for him, and, most in cred ble of all, they credit him. AVhat is the secret of it all t" Then I thought of the talk with Jones, and the other farmers and their wives. It all flashed npon me in a moment. With all his faults the Major's genuine love for his fellow-men made itself felt. It was invincible, and it won the devoted friendship of the very men who hated his besetting sins. Human sympathy is a wonderful thing. It will win a spontaneous return when everything else fails. We cannot well spare such men as the Major. We need them to whoop up the Jdnesa . At lanta (Ga.) Constitution. GREAT SALT LAKE. Difficulties of Taking a Header Into It Saline Waters. I did not anticipate any advantage in either way, but I lacked 'he moral courage to turn away and confess I had seen Great Salt Lake without taking a bath in its celebrated waters. While I stood on the long platform deliberating as to the style of debut most impressive for a tall, thin man, with a bathing suit b ilt for one whose proportions were latitudinal rather than longtitudinal, an ideal of beauty stepped from the next dressing-room, and, conscious of her loveliness and its power of attraction, stopped a moment on the stairs to sur vey the field before making the plunge. Could she swim ? Like a mermaid, I'd have wagered my last nickle. She was from one of Chicago's suburbs, and had cut the waters of Geneva Lake like one of the finny tribe that makes their home there; she "had plunged into the surf at Long Branch, and sported in the warm water of the Japan current on the Pacific coast. She was an expert swimmer, but neither mermaids nor finny tribes in habit Great Salt Lake. It is a dead sea, where nothing in the animal or vegetable kingdom finds life. Its waters are nearly one-fourth pure salt, and its specific gravity ix times greater than the ocean. It is as buoyant as a rubber ball, but the beauty had not been told all this and did not discover the true nature of her surroundings until aftei she had made the almost fatal plunge. The water did not receive her form in a loving embrace, but repulsed her fa miliarity. Her body rebounded as though it had str ck a great rubber ball, her heels went into the air and then she took a header, with eyes, mouth and nostrils open wide v ith sur prise. The water is like brine, and this dive was a terrible experience to the mermaid of the east. She strangled, and without prompt help would have drowned. She said it was like swallow ing a great gulp of lye. I profited by the experience, and was satished to wade until 1 lound it re quired no effort at all to float, which is the only swimming attempted in Great Salt Lake. Ihe water is too heavy to make any progress in swim . ing. When Paul Bovton was here two weeks ago he found that with his rubber suit on he could swim w th great difficulty, since the buovancy of the water prevented his body from sinking into it enough to make a successliu stroke. He met with an experience somewhat similar to the Toung ladv mentioned, and in little gale accideutly got some of the salt water into his mouth and nostrils He strangled, and was rescued by two Toung men in a boat. Leaving the lake you find in your dressing-room a large pail of fresh water for anothei bath, without which you will present an appearance not unlike that of Lot's wife after she disobeyed the command not to look back. These baths are really intoxicating, and many invalids are here for medical aid, and Salt Lake physicians say there are not more in vigorating baths anvwhere in the coua try. The waters of the Dead Sea hold more minerals in solution than do those of the ureat Salt Lake, but there is nothing to equal this anywhere else, It is six times more salt than the ocean. and, as I said, tastes like brine; but it look' as clear as do the waters of Lake Michigan, only a darker green when viewed as a great body. A Crime Without a Punishment. Last year a lady was burnt to death at the Inventions Exhibition by a liuhtei match which a smoker had dropped on the ground. This week at the Indian and Colonial Exhibition a similar acci dent occurred, though happily without fatal results. Mr. Alan Palmer, a pupil of the St. John Ambulance Association, happened bv great good fortune to be on the spot, and he succeeded in saving the lady's life by putting out the names. 11 Mr. Palmer had not been there, or some one possessing equal courage, presence ot mind, knowledge and resource, an other victim would have been sacrificed to the reckless and inconsiderate selfish ness of some smokers. There is no ex cuse whatever for their conduct, and il it could not be suppressed in any other way, fmoking in places of public resort would have to be prohibited altogether. We need scarcely say that we do not recommend such an extreme measure, believing that a simpler and more con venient one can easily be found. Tin principle of interfering with ordinary people's comfort because eccentric peo ple abuse their privileges is the vicious foundation on which the advocates ol compulsory reform rest their case. It would be easy enough to provide that the act of throwing away a lighted mutch or a lighted piece of paper in a public place should be a misdemeanor, punishable on summary conviction with line or imprisonment If the man who caused the shocking calamity last sum mer could have been discovered, he might perhaps have beea successfully indicted for manslaughter. But the act which he committed, and which would of course been iust as culpable if no se rious consequence had ensued, is not in itself a breach of the law. The remark able and almost shocking cheapness of matches has added a new terror to life especially for women When four boxes can be bought for a penny and a dozen for twopence, one can scarcely help ask ing what sort of wages the unfortunate matchmakers receive. There are limits even to the universality of matches. No servant, it is well known, will evei, ex cept under the direst threats, leave a box in any room. On this subject a separate treatise might be written. But the vis ltors to the domes ' on any evening must carry with them the means ol burning the Exhibition down about 30,000 times. lMtulon Saturday Review. Facts About the Mule. It is said that a mule cc.nnot bray it you tie a weight to his tail and hold it down. This was touc hingly illustrated in the cavalry movements that prereded the second "battle of Manassas. Gen. Stuart, with a large f on e of cavalry mana-uvring around the retreating army of Pope, got caught between two col umns of tho I nion troops, and was obliged to conceal himself in a dense wood between two parallel roads along which the enemy were retreating. He had to lie low all night until the col umns passed by. Messengers that the Union generals sent to each othci through tho woods were captured and held with as little noise as possible. One grent difHei.lty was to keep the mules in the ordnance and commissary wagons from braying and thus calling the attention of the foe. F'or this pur pose Stuart ordered a man to be do tailed to stand by each mule nd whack him with a stick as soon as he offered to bray; for a mule, like an orator, requires a certain preparation before beginning his neat and appropriate exercises. There is a preliminary protest made with the ears, and certain solemnities of the nostrils, an expression of sorrow overspreads the countenance, then the tail is lifted A brav ioes not bieak forth from the lips of the mule. It be gins way ba'. k in the abdominal viscera and comes gradually up. Now, as soon as the cavalry mules began to prepare for a bray, whnck 1 whnck ! would go the sticks, and the bray would be sup pressed and thus all night. It was said that, this was needless severity, for it would have sufficed to tie a brickbat to ih tftil of ecb mule- A FORTY-EIGHT IN HAND. A Team of Four Dozen Horses .Moving; a hipool of Cable. On July 7 there arrived in St. Louis, Bays a local paper, on a car especially built for that purpose a spool of cable for the cable railroad. It was about ten feet in diameter and as many in depth, and about J5,000 pounds in weight. The contractor who took the job of moving it had a truck built of mammoth proportions. The wheels fit an iron axle of seven inches in diameter, with nine-inch tires. On Monday last it had been announced the cable would be moved, and there were fully 2 000 people in the vicinity of Eleventh and Poplar streets, ir. car riages and on horseback, and the street wore the appearance of a section of some procession's line of march. Forty-eight horses and mules, all accustomed to heavy pulling, in a line of twenty-four span, each hitched to a log chain, were attached to the truck, and with a wild shout and a terrible cracking of whips and a terrible rattling on the street, they made a pull that it seemed ought to have brought anything, but the truck didn't even tremble under the strain. Again and again it was tried, the excitement growing greater all the time, as the horses and mules almost bent to the granite on their knees in the pull. The crowd was cheering, and men on every hand betting upon the point of the load ever being gotten out. It being demonstrated that the teams could not budge the truck, it was deter mined that a locomotive should be mus tered into service. A very large beam was placed with one end against the locomotive front and the other against the rear of the truck, but the engine didn't move, and there was a perfect storm of cheers when another engino came up and assisted. Between the two the great truck was pushed out in the street, on the granite pavement. With over 100,000 pounds resting on it, the granite stood it pretty well, though some of the blocks sunk down and the tar in the crevices spurted up like the soft mud between a small boy's toes in a swamp. It wasn't exactly headed straight, and so the truck was jacked up and headed due north on the cast side of the street, to steer clear of the sewer. Once again the twenty-four teams were attached to the truck in a line, and the drivers mounted the saddle. Writh a wild burst of drivers' shouts and oaths, and a cracking of whips, and the shouts of the crowd, the animals bent to their work, and the wheels mo7cd. W7ith a kind of groan the truck started, slowly at first, but as the teams settled down they got along faster, the crowd keeping up and yelling all the time. As the tremendous load passed, the track of the wheels on the granite was as p'ainly marked as a buggy track in a dusty road. Every minute some one thought the wheels, with their nine-inch tires, would sink into the pavement, but they fortunately did not, and the truck and the spool reached a point about 100 feet south of Market street without any stoppage. There the tongue broke oil at the traces and operations had to be stopped. The tongue was replaced on Tuesday, and about 3 o'clock the contractor had the horses again attached to the load. In the mean time the Mayor was kept busily engaged in consulting with the Street Commissioner and the City Coun sellor relative to taking action on the complaints against the removal of tho obstruction through the streets. The weight of the combined load had broken the granite pavement in many places, sinking some of the blocks two or three inches below the grade of the street. It was decided to prohibit the further re moval of the cable while on the truck, but the work of the contractor and la borers was continued. Twenty-four horses were attached to the tongue and chains about 3 o'clock, and after an hour's work the load was moved about four feet nearer its destination. On Wednesday another Jong pull, strong puli, and pull all together was made, and the great load was got into l ine street. This street is paved with asphalt, into which the truck cut deep ruts, to the horror of the Street Com missioner and the residents of the neigh borhood, but nevertheless it went ahead faster than it had done on the granite. After going a block in Pine street a portion of the asphalt pavement was struck that proved much firmer, and Ihe ruts were not nearly so deep. From there on the progress was comparatively easy, and to-night the huge truck rests between Twenty-second and Twenty third streets. It is believed it will now reach its destination without much fur ther trouble. No Dram Shops in Atlanta. Saturday night and no bai rooms open! Never bef re did Atlanta have such an experience. I walked around through the heart of the city at 8 o'clock, as I had done many times before, and watched the figures hurrying along under the glare of the electiic lights. There was the tramp, tramp, tramp, of innumerable feet, but the town was at least two hours ahead of time. The streets were quiet enough for 10 o'clock I noticed very few loungers. Almost every man seemed to have some busi business to attend to. In fact there was no particular eddying place for the men about-town. In vain I looked for the folding doors and the bright lights of the drinking rooms. In vain I listened for the sound of clinking glasses and the bnzz and bustle of Saturday niyht in the bars. I saw a fish-stall or two, some clothing stores, a restaurant or so. and some drug stores. There were some meat-stalls open also, and here and there stood a confectioner s stand. An ice-cream and cake man, somewhat dis heartened by the coolness of the July evecing, was shouting in a subdued tone. I wondered if any old soakers, maae sooer oy statute, were carryin" home surprises for the family. I woif dered if the fish dealers sold any more nsii than usual, and if the beef men sold any extra roasts. Let us hope they did. Let us hope also that at ieast a fe v of the eyes long used to tears were dried w hen husband and father got home last night. They tell me there is a "soda cock tail" which can be bought by "the ught ip an at the right time " 1 do not mean to intimate that all soda cocktails are loaded, but they say that some meu. :or a wink and fifteen cents, can get a 3oda cocktail that is warranted not to rip at the side or run down at the heel. , i . ... inau saiu to me: "lean stand a man who get - drunk on 'sho-nuff liquor. That is, I know pretty well how to manage such a man; but when you bring me a fellow who is crazy on evasion villany I'm going to stand from under. I hope the people who are bound to have something will be care ful what sort of dynamite they swallo. Milium (If a.) Constitution. A Reflection. "AVhat's bernmo rf Pnronn T.nlra who came out here to preach?" asked a r: i r t. i . 1 iiK'imoi a ifHKOia man. "Well, you see. he mado a sort, nf a bad rake and we just firmly passed him along to some other community. We didn't like his style somehow." "Why. I'm surnriseil tit. tlmf li considered a very able and earnest work- " "n in our country. "Don't know Hnvtllinrr aV.sn4- tl.n but we found it necessary to help him out of the neighborhood on a rail " "lam astonished! Y'ou did a great injustice to a worthy man, I am certain. wcru me enarges against him? ' "Whv. in his Rerninn nnp Knn,lur T,. got coin' on about, tlm Ilr.l I ..,1 said they could raise bigger wheat over ."n, ..mu we could in Uakota and then went on to quote something that I don't be.ieve was ever in the Bible about the seed falling in some particular kind of slu, iin I increasing a hundred fold. Just as soon as he .-aid it I and Deacon Penny rose right up and went out and got a rail, and Deacon Jones and the members of the choir brought the rev erend gentleman out and set him on. I tell jou no man can preach to us who goes to reflecting on Dakota's wheat xaisina." JJMUine Bell, The Slrlped Bo?. Every gardener knows that this is a most destructive insect among melon, cucumber, and other young vines some times damaging the trop seriously. Many remedies have beea suggested; some of them no doubt good in their wayj but troublesome. Now, we have tried for several years another which has proved with us a complete success. Instead of aiming to drive away the in sect by soot, ashes, etc., we pet it, or rather furnish it with food better than the young melon and cucumber plants. We sow around each hill at the time of each planting a few radish seed, and, coming up about the same time, the tops supply pasture for the bug, which it much prefers to the vines. Lettuce will also answer, but the radish is rath er liked the best. While our vines are untouched by making this little provis ion for it, the young radish tops are completely perforated. Should this fail, which is seldom the case - and has never been with us sprinkle the vines with a solution of whale oil soap and water. No other in sect but the curculio can stand this. I Where this preparation is not attaina ble, a weak solution of carbolic disin fectant soap will answer as we L G'er mantown Telegraph. A Peculiar Contest. We have not heard of a more peculiar contest than that between two young women who work in one of the cotton mills in Lewiston. It was a competition for the pulm of superior beauty. Both of the young women are red-cheeked nnd buxom. One of them is married. Each of them is old enouch to be satis fied with the verdict of her husband or sweetheart. The vexed question arose in the forenoon, but its settlement was left over until after dinner, when each had had sufficient time to "fix-up." An extra ribbon or two and gay jewelry adorned each. The most ' winning, look-at-me smiles were displayed by each. The hands in the mill decided the question. The eirls were placed side by side, and everybody, from the back -boy to the overseers, looked at the girls critically, with the eye of an art connoisseur, and rendered his decision fearlessly. The damsels made it a most serious matter. With them it was no joke, as it was to the critics on beauty. Pretty eyes tilled with tears more than once and cheeks flushed red with cha grin. Lewiston (Me.) Journal. The proprietor of the Great Western Poultry Yard, Mr. James M. Goodkey, St. Louis, Mo., is enthusiastic In his praise of Red Star Cough Cure, which cured him after all other reme dies failed. He says it neither constipates the bowels nor causes sick headache. Indiana has a law to prevent weak minded persons from marrying. A crusty bachelor insinuated that the eak-mind-ed are the only persons who ever think of doing such a thing. Uis lather pre Bumably thought otherwise. The pain-banisher is a name applied to St. Jacobs Oil, by the millions who have been cured of rheumatism and neuralgia by its use. A Rockland man killed a cow a few days since and found a darning needle embedded in the flesh near the heart. The cow had evidently accomplished the hitherto impossible leat ot hnding a needle in a haystack. Can Consumption be Cared f We have so often seen fatal results follow the declaration that it can be cored, that we havo unconsciously settled down In the belief that this disease must necessarily prove fatal. It is true that occasionally a community has witnessed an isolated case of what may ap propriately be termed spontaneous recovery, but to what combination of favorable circum stances this re-ult was due none have hitherto been found able to determine. We have now the gratifying fact to announce that the process by which nature effects this wonderful change is no longer a mystery to the medical profession, and that the changes brought about in the system under favorable circumstances by intrinsic causes may be made as certainty and more expeditiously by the use of the proper remedy. In other words, nature is Imitated and assisted. Tuberculous matter Is nothing more or less than nourishment imperfectly organized. Now. If we can procure the organization of this food material so that through the process of elective affinity it may take its place in the system, we can cure the disease. This is juat what Piso's Cure for Consumption does. It arrests at once the progress of the disease by preventing the further supply of tuberculoid matter, for while the system hi under its In fluence all nourishment is organized and as similated. It thus controls cough, expectora tion, night-sweats, hectic fever, and all othei characteristic symptoms of Consumption. Many physicians are now using this medi cine, and all write that it comes fully up to its recommendations and makes Consumption one of .the diseases they can readilv cure. The forming stare of a disease is always the most auspicious for treatment. This fact should induce persons f o resort to the nso of Piso's Curt when the cough is first not'eed, whether it haf a consumptive diathesis for its cause or not, forthis remedy cures all kinds of coughs with uneoualled facility and Dromntness. In cnn?h from a simple cold, two or three doses of the medic-ine have been found sufficient to remove me troume. in all diseases or the throat and lungs, with symptoms simulating those oi i consumption, piso's cure is the only infal lible remedy. The following letter recommending Piso's Cure for Consumption, Is a fair sample of the certilieates received daily by the proprietor ot uiis meuicme: AT.BIOS. V. Y.. Dec. 29. 188.1. I had a terrible Cough, and two physicians laid I would never get well. I then went to a Irug store and asked for a good cough medicine. 1'he druggist gave me Piso's Cure, and it has ione me more good than any thing I ever used. l(io not neueve 1 count live wit tut it. LEONORA VKKMILYEA. In an Island of the Pacific, called New Bri tain, the girls are caged until they are old euougu ro jnnrr,. Advice lo Consumptives. On the appearance of tho first symptoms, 3 general debility, loss of appetite, pallor, chilly sensations, followed by night-sweats and cough, prompt measures of relief should be taken. Consumption is scrofulous disease of the lungs; tnereiore, use me great anii-scroiu-lous or blood-puntier and strength-restorer, Dr. Pierce's "(iolden Medical Pi? 4 very." tSu nerior to cod liver oil as anutriti.e. and un surpassed as a pectoral. For weak lungs, spilling of blood and kindred affections, it has no equal, bold by druggists. For Dr. P erce s treatise on consumption, send tn cents in stamps. World's Dispensary Medical Associ ation, 003 Main Street. Buffalo. N. Y. Of course it's the saline quality of the sea mat makes it easy to sail in. If you feel as though water was gathering around the heart (heart-droimv) or havu hearj- rheumatism,palpitationof the heart with sutfo cation.sympathetic heart trouble Dr. Kilmer's OCEAN-wkkd regulates, corrects and cures. 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