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-5 THE MASTERIES OF A DAY. fcTRAN'GE ANI CURIOTJS EVENTS THAT TAIvE PLACE DAILY. The Georgia Convicts-Playing Cards In Jk'nsztnnd A Surprised Editor In a Nor. way Thunderstorm A Vt of Sawiogs. Jttc, Etc. " i ui owiss Confederation is. next to r.in .Marino, which is a mere toy Kenb uiuca representative govern .vui ul lue moaera world. It is unmet oi ellersonmn simplicity. The Congress meets twice a year and rarely ""uua lls sessions over three weeks. its members receive four dollars a dav annnar its sittinon There is a Fecit council of seven, one of whom is chosen as President for one year. This Council is elected by the Congress. There is no cumbrous Electoral College, as with us, and no lonir or second or third terms. The popular elections are held in the Ciiurches and the corruption of voters or the stuffing of the bal.ot-box or rioting about the polls is unknown. A civil service law, unwritten but real, pre vail, and good men grow old and die iu the public service. .Nowhere, except in the army, is age a disqualifier. Tne Swiss statesmen are all gray-haired. Di king a severe thunder-storm which passed over Central Xorway recently, a remarkable example of the power of Jigmning was witnessed, la a held at Loiten, a fir tree eighty feet in height was struck by lightning some twelve feet irom the ground, with the effect that the tree was cut in halves, and the upper portion about sixty feet in length thrown a distance of several yards. The most curious part is, how ever, that the surface -tf the detached part is as smooth as if the tree had been eawed through, while that of thj stump iciuaimng in tno ground is jagged, marreu, ana spunteied to the root. 1 he ground around the tree is furrowed in all directions, one being several feet in width and depth, and extending for eonie ten yards. A spruce tree close by shows a furrow an inch in width, run ning from a height of six feet down to me roo.s. Caleb Ccshisg, who left no children, in a letter which he wrote from Mount Vernon one Fourth of July, said: "We may regret sometimes that Washington left uj posterity of his own body to continue his name and race, and to re tain and cultivate his lands. But what perpetuity of name had Jefferson, Madi son, and Jackson i They have immor tality, not in heaven only, but on earth as well. Should not th3t suffice? .And as to Washington, what son or grand son him succeeding could have continued his fame? Let us be content to have him stand in his solitary grandeur. AVe should not have tolerated a descendant ol his presuming on his b'ood, nor should we have been satisfied with one of inferior metal." There are various methods of amuse ment in different parts of the world among dlilerent people For instance, one of the pastimes among the convicts in the Georgia pris-on camps that af fords amusement to the "trustys," is for one of them to take a three or four mile run early in the morning to keep the bloodhounds in training. The trusty is always perfectly willing to make the race, and is paid for his trouble by the bosses The only dan ger connected with it, says the Georgia paper from which the item is taken, is that some thoughtless person might take a shot at the running negro, think ing that he was making his escape from the camp. Everything is done on a large scale on the I'atiiic coast, according to the dwellers thereon. But the biggest load of sawiogs ever hauled over a road in Washington Territory recently arrived at Seatile. There were eighteen logs, ranging from 3-4 to 120 feet in length. '1 he longest ones are intended for ves sels' masts, and cno has a diameter of Bt inches, and another 48 inches in the middle. The latter contains 13,000 feet o. lumber, and the total measurement is about 100,000 feet. Their gross weight is about 050,000 pounds, and they are to be snipped to the Atlantic coast. VJgau.i; paper uaad- unique ..."-.--. i luuiuna Mtewjer takes pleaMire in reporting that one day last week it received a letter inclosing the sum of j. 10. The sender did not sign his name, and only stated that the amount was justly due and should have been l aid ten years ago; that he had oiie West without notifying the pub lisher of the fact. He said his con science had troubled him off and on ever since, and he now hoped for rest. The edi.or of the Messenger is said to be still suffering seriously from the shock. As official return just issued gives some interesting information about the manufacture of playing cards in Eng land. At present there are nineteen i amfacturers in the Lnited Kingdom, who pay a license of 20s., and who pro duced 800,000 parks last year. This did not meet the demands of the Eng lish cirri p'aycr, so half as many again were imported from Austrian and Amer i aa masters. The stamp duty imposed on those cards is now a fairly Important source of revenue. Last year it amount ed to nearly 13,000. Ma. R A. Torrece, of Chester. Pa., claims to have made the I m feather d aster used in the United States. This is his story: "When I was thirteen years eld 1 was working with my step brother, George Steele, on Pearl street, ?cw York, and one day I fa-tened some rAtrich leathers on a stick and used the appliance for uusting. (ieorge watched the operati n and an idea struck him. He got to work and soon had a pattern for a eatner dmtcr. He had it patented and then entered into the nn:,ff 1 an! sale of the new wares." Oke of the best directions to avoid drowning is: "Lock the hands behind the ba k, fully inflate the lungs, tnd close the mouih." A Chicago gentle man once gave these directions to his daughter, and two or three weeks ago, hile she was rowing on Lake Michgan, her boat capsized, and she was only saved from drowning by following this rule. As she observed its directions she went under but a .short distance, and upon reaching the surface she float ed until a boat put out from shore and rescued hef. - The beautiful Greek wife of nenry T Vail, of New York city, is spending the summer at Bar .Harbor, and the ILeivisron Jot r al Has this bit of gossip about her: While traveling in Gree: e. young Vail, son of the late Henry Vail, fir years cashier of the Bank of Com merce, met her, fell in love with her at first sight, proposed, and was married in three days. The mutch was not a I nappy one, and the couple separated. At the death ot Mr. Vail, the elder, the money was left to Mrs. Vail, the son being cut o$ without a cent. That eminent English physician, Sir Henry Thompson, thinks that more than one half the diseases which embitter iife aie d..e to errors in diet. An over supply of nutrition, which must go somewhere, produces liver diseases, pout rheumatism and various other dis orders. To eat too much is a blunder, and to wash down nutritious food with nutritious drink ii one of the greatest dicta y indisrretions that can be in dulged, epecially for persons of seden tary habits. Oeoroe Phillips, of Binghampton, Solano county, Cal.. has just completed an organ con aining 400 pipes, the long est, wing sixteen ieet. All the pipes ' nre made of old newsoapers rolled and i fastened with a pa te made of glue and I alum. The wood work was m-de en- i t;r lv of old fence boards, posts, dry ' goods boxes, and the like. He was two years in building this instrument, which ! is said to have nn excellent tone. ' A 'sew ash plausible explanation of ine destructive lues occurring in pine forests is offered. 'I he pine resin exud-; ing from the trees is often of lens shape, ami before it thoroughly hardens fre quency of crystalline clearness. It is mmnised 1 1 i at while in that condition a resii' lens may focus the sun's ravs upon some liiiht twig or resinous noint and so start a blaze that quickly cats up a fo.-est. "The voracity of both cod and pike is proverbial," savs the .SY. June Gazette. 'and the appetite of the eel appears un failing. The trout is a shy and timi 1 feeder, and at times, as fly-fishers well know, will 'no feed awa.' But tLe n.an oi i an nervine naa an experieme the other day while angling in the river I hi, using wcrms as bait on the favor ito Stewart taclle, which shows that sometimes after a drought the trout can be ravenous indeed. He hooked a fish. and the gut bre king, put in another tackle; hooked a fish again, and broke, and again renewed the tackle. A third time he hooked and this time landed; when to his astonishment he found the three tackles of nine hooks in all in the mouth of the same fish." A span of small broncho mares that was brought from Montana to Dead -ood. Dakota, eia-ht years ago, was le cently lost by their owner, who, after considerable inquiry, gave up the mares for lost. A few days ago he received a letter from a friend in Montana, sayincr the bronchos were back to their old feeding grounds. SHORT SUMMER SERM0XS. As Delivered by Brother Gardner, or the Lime-Kiln Club. . De longer I lib on top dis airth de harder I am convinced dat de man who profits by your advice gibs you no credit fur it, while de one who loses by it am your enemy. I has reached de pass in my private life whar', in case a naybur steps in to as my opinyun about de weather fur de nex' twenty-four hours, I dodge de inquiry an' turn de convcr sashun to hard cider as soon as possible. If I predict rain an' hit it, dar may be too much fur his beans or not 'null fur his Haters, an' he am sartin to lay it up agin me. If I predict rain an' it doan' come, he loses confidence in my judg ment an' holds me in contempt. Fur de las' twenty y'ars 1 hev been seekin' de happy medium, an' dat's de chief cause of my bein' hump backed an' bow-lerred. an' liver all upsor. I doan' want to be so good dat a pusson dares to come an' steal my hens in de daytime, feelin' dat 1 11 forgiv him, an' I doan' want to be so Daa aat none oi de nayburs will dare to come in an borry soft soap, knowin' dat I like to lend. In tryi'n to strike de haopy me dium my hens hev all died of de pip an' none of de borryed soap has bin re turned. I want to treat all my naybnrs alike, but when Johnson comes in an' abuses Smith, an' Smith comes in an' abuses Johnson, de happy medium which 1 search aroun' fur makes enemies of boaf, bekase I doan' agree wid either. If 1 pray 60 loud dat mv bazoo floats out on de midnight air to de ears of de navburhood, somebody remarks dat wind-power religion may be all right to trade mule by, but it doan' reach de gates of ilaben. If I pray in s.ch a low voice dat nobody hears it, remarks are made to de effeck dat I has oolcd off a good deal since payin' dat bill fur three months' pew rent. My left hand naybur has chill en who am de terror of haintucK. He comes ober to me in de gloamin'an' axes what should be done. De happy medium would be to buy a mad dog an' turn him loose in de back yard, but de sug gestion makes de man my enemy. My right hand navbur lias cnui en who am so good dat dey lay down an' let derselves be robbed an' rounded. He wakes me up in de mawnin' to ax my advice, an' when I tell him to pack dem off to an idiot asylum he doan' speak to me agin fur six months. De medium which we should strive fur may be divided up as follows: 1. Be deaf in nayburhood quarrels. 2. Be dumb as to men's faults, onless you am in de witness box. 3. Be silent when you can t praise. 4. If you advise at all agree with de ideas of de pusson ask in' it. 5. A blind man am nebber brought into court fur a witness. G. Wisdom am not in knowin' sich a powerful sight, but in keepin' shot on what you doan' know. HOW TO BECOME A COWBOY. One who Has Been There CilTes Some Ad vice on the Aubject. Let the aspirant mount a railroad train, and go to any of the large ship ping or "cattle towns." Then purchase a cheap pony for about $23, leather leggings for $5, a broad-brimmed white sombrero, $5; saddle blankets, which do to sleep on also, $5; another fiver for spurs, bridle, stake-rope, etc., and now forthe most important "ornament," the old reliable Colt s "4.5" pistol, $12 If you are fojlish enough to go without the latter, the cooks at the different ranches where you happen to stop will not respect you. Instead of putting the handle to your family name they will call you the sore footed Kid, old man Jiibbs, Sam Sucker or some other such name as thee. Having your outfit all ready, the next thing to be done is inquire the distance north, south or west to the nearest rail road fiom the town you lire in, and whichever one is furthest, strike out for it. When you get about half-way there, stop at the nearest ranch you come to, even if you have to work for your "chuck." The idea is to get just as far from the railroad as possible. If you go to work for your chuck, while doing so ..ork just as hard, and if anything a little harder, than if you were getting wages and at the same time acquire all the knowledge and in formation possible on the art of run ning cattle. Finally one of the cowboys on the ranch will get killed or quit, and you being on hand will get his place. r 80me of the neighboring ranches may get short of hands, and some of the toys, knowing you are out of en ploy- ment, will speak for you and get you sent after. Your wages will be all the way from $15 to $10 per month, according to lati tude. The lurther North or Northwest you are, the higher your wages will be, al. hough on the Northern ranges your expenses are more than they would be fur her south, on account of requiring wa'iner clothing and bedding during the long and severe winters. Af.er you have mastered the cow business most thoroughly that is, learned not to dread getting into mud up tr your ears, jumping your hoise into a swollen stream when the water is freezing, nor running your horse at full speed on a dark night on a prairie-dog-riddled range, trying to stop a stampeded herd when your course has to be guided by the sound of the frightened steers' hoots you can command good wages, which will be from $35 to $00 a month, accord ing to latitude, as I said before. - It you are- economical you can save ' monet very fast on the range, for your expenses after your outht is purchased are ve.y light, in fact, almost nothing if you don't use tobacco, gamble or drink whisky when you strike a town. There are some cattlemen who will let you invest your wages in cattle and keep them with theirs at so much a head per annum (year) of running the whole herd, which is a small fraction over $1. Law in Nova Scotia. In many parts of Nova Scotia magis. trates are appointed, not on account of their qualifications or fitness for the of fice, but on account of political services, real or supposed. A man named Mur doch, who lives in an outlying district near Casco, was honore i in this way, and soon after a neighbor called to make complaint and to collect an account, and asked that suit be brought immediately. A few days later the plaintiff called on the newly-made Squire and asked why proceedings were not being instituted In answer the Squire told him, that h' knew his business, and that the matter could not lawfully be pushed faster. The ilainti T insisted on bnnwinrf wtiu "Look here," answered the Souire. V if you know anything about the first prin ciples of law, or the revised statutes ytu would know that five clear davr must elapse after the summons isservcil, and," looking out of the window, "it's been raining now for thiee days, 'and i may not clear up for a week." Detroit THE FARM AND GARDEN'. Seasonable Hints Abont general Work fur September on the Farm. From the American Agricnl nri t Corn should be cut up and stocked before nipping frosts, which greatly damage the fodder. These occur or are liable to occur shortly after the fifteenth of September throughout the great northern corn belt. We prefer cutting close to tne ground, and it is best where farmers value the addition made by the corn stalks to the manure heap, as they should. Fodder Corn should stand until there is danger from frost, and then be cut. It will pay to work even into the night to cut the crop, even though it be left on the ground, for it will not be hurt bv a hard irost if severed from its roots. We are liable to have very murky, hot weather just before frost, and such weather is liable to mildew the fodder if cut and stocked up, while it will cure perfectly after the cool nights co me. Ensilage. When corn fodder is pit ted or ensilocd with sufficient care, and the use of the thermometer, and that put in one day which ought to be some what wilted, is allowed to get up a good heat 125 to 130 degrees- befoie more is added, anyone n ay have sweet ensi lage; which, however, is good for steers and store cattle. Weeds may be fought by the plow, the scythe, "and the bon-fire. Those that have matured seed should be gath ered in wet weather, so that the seed will not shell, and put in heaps to burn. lite stock notes. Sheep on good pasturejgain rapidly. Ewes, to bring early lambs, should run with the ram. Their period is about 150 days. Drouths and short pasturage in some sections always make stcrc sheep plentiful in the markets, and low in price; good opportunity is thus of fered to buy; good breeding ewes are thus often picked up, as well as sucli as will fatten well, turn the straw stacks into good manure and sell well in the spring. Swine. The best breeds of pigs may be fattened at a profit, when common, coarse breeds net a loss, or no prolit For store pigs always use good grades, Yorkshire or Essex or Berkshire, Poland China or Cheshire are cro-ses that will, without exaggeration, save one-third the feed. Cows on good pasture, supplemented by a feed of corn and oatmeal and bran, will keep up their flow well into the winter, and as good butter may ie made in September and October as in June. Winter cows should be dried o;l two months, and when dry kept gain ing in f csh it will all come back in milk and butter. A few days before calving reduce the feed, give loosening diet, or physic not enough to weaken to avoid tendency to fever at calviug time. Y"oitn Cattle should come to the winter in hrst-rate order, ine years they are coming one and two years old settle their condition for life. They will be undersized and inferior, or well- grown and fine, and the autumn is the time when the best growth is made. ORCHARD AND FRCTT GARDEN. Picking and Packing. The second early apples and pears are mature. As sort carefully and pack in crates or half barrels. These fr lis ripen up rapidly, and should be so hard when gathered that they will not soften in transit. Dying or Evaporating. The im proved method of drying fruit by arti ficial heat, while excluded irom ngnt and insects, gives a superior product that will sell enough higher than the common sundried fruit to warrant those who have large orchards to look into the merits of the various evaporators or dryers now offered for sale. Young Trees. Prune out all useless wood from young trees, and bring their heads into proper shape. Budding is in season whenever ma tured buds may be had. and the stock is in proper condition ; that is, the bark narts readily from the wood. Peach Pcaeh-f1,8 trees are largely budded this month; also, the pear upon quince stocks, the time depending upon tne locality. Hoot Crops. Continue to hoe . all those that are still young until the leaves prevent. Sweet Corn. Where there is an abundance, dry a supply for winter use, boiling before cutting it from the cobs. Save only the largest and earliest ears for seed. Cut up the stalks as soon as the ears are gathered and cure for win ter fodder. Celery. Hoe frequently to keep clear of weeds, and encourage growth, which will be most rapid in this month of cool nights and warm days. Cabbaoes and Cauliflowers are greatly helped by frequent hoeing. If backward, give a sprinkling of guano at hoeing. Cucumbers. Gather for pickles at least every other day, and daily if the patch is large and the growth rapid. Always cut with the stem attached. If any have grown too large, cut them away, unless seed is wanted. Sweet Potatoes. The ridges may be opened, the large roots carefully re moved, and the rest left to grow. If the vines take root at the joints, move them, at least in Northern localities. Melons. Remove all fruits that set too late to ripen. Turn occasionally as they approa -h maturity. Spinach, for use next spring should be sown this month, in rows fifteen inches apart. We have found one va riety to be as hardy as another. Tomatoes. Search for and destroy the large gre.n "worm" that devours both leaves and fruit. Cut away the clusters that set so late that, they will not mature or get large enough for pickles. Make catsup while the fruit is still abundant, and at its best. Jack, on at CUaiicellorvillc. From General Pleasonton's paper on Chanceilorsville, in the September Century, we quote as follows: "When he advanced upon the artillery at Hazel Grove Jackson had another opportunity to win, if his infantry had been properly handled. The fire of his infantry was so high it did no harm ;. they should have been ordered to fire so low as to disable the cannouiers at the guns. Had, j the infantry fire been as effective as that of the artillery, Jackson would have carried the position. The artillery fire was effective because I a j plied to it that principle of dynamics in which the angle of incidents is equal to the angle of reflection. that is to say, if the muzzle of a gun is three feet from the ( ground and it is discharged so that the shot will strike the giound at a distance of one hundred yards, it will glance fiom the earth at the 6ame angle at which it struck it, and in another ono hundred yards will be three feet from the ground. I knew mv first volley must be acrushingone, or Jackson, with I his superior numbers, would charge across the short distance which separa ted us and capture the artillery before the sruns could be loaded." Where Tlicy Came From. The Merchant Trawler says: The minister's wife sat on the front porch mending the clothes of one of her nu merous progeny. A neighbor passing that way stopped in for a friendly chat. A large work basket half full of but tons sat on the floor of the porch. After various remarks of a gossipy nature, the visitor said: "You seem to be well supplied with buttons, Mrs. Goodman." "Y'es, very well, indeed." "My gracious ! if there in't two of the same buttons that my husband had on his lad; winter suitl I'd know 'em anywhere-" "Indeed?" said the minister's wife, calmly, "I'm surprised to hear it, as all these buttons were found in the contri bution box. 1 thought I might as well put them to some use, so I what, must you go? Well, be sure and call again Boon." THE COUNTRY STORE. How They To RmlnrM Where) They Have Time to Uo It Hi at Way. An elderly woman, with, keen gray eyes looking sharply through steel bowed spectacles, enters and casually examines several bolts of lawn lying on the counter. "Ah, good day, Mrsi. H ," says the proprietor, coming liriskly forward, anticipating a sale, -"looking foi lawns!" "No, I dono as I was," savs the I possible customer guai just noticing these." irdedly ; "1 was ' They're pretty patterns. I just got them in." "They're all so light." "Light colors are all the rrige this summer. But here's a black ami "white piece that's just the thing for you. Now, isn't that neat?" "Y'es, rather; but it ain't just what I like. How much is it?" "Fifteen cents a yard." "Ain't that dreadful high for lawns?" "Not for lawns of that quality. Just see how fine it is." "Y'es, but they're selling lawna ev'ry mite and grain as good as that in the city for eight and nine cents." "Impossible Mrs. II !" "Indeed, they are! And one of my neighbors got a good piece tor seven ceuts." "They are not such goods as this." "It's pret'y nigh the very same thing. I hadn't calculated on giving more than ten cents." "Why, Mrs. II , thia cost more than that at wholesale." "Oh, I guess not. Anyhow, I can't give but ten cents a yard." "I can't take it." "I won't give any more." "Well, just examine the lawn closely now." "It looks well enough, but I ain't at all sure that it won't fade." "I'll warrant it not to fade. It's a standard make and fast colors." "Well, how many yards are there in tlin rin-?" "Thirteen; just a good full pattern. " "Eleven would be a great plenty for me." "Now, I'll tell you what I'll do, I'll let you have the piece for fourteen cents a yard, seeing as it's all I've got left." "Can't you say an even twelve cents to an old customer like me?" "No, really, I couldn't." "Fourteen cents is too much for lawn that's selling ev'rywhere for ten cents." "Oh, I think you're mistaken." "Well, sec here, I'll give you twelve and one-half cents a yard for it " "No, I couldn't go below thirteen cents, and wouldn't let anybody but you have it for that." "Well, I'll give you thirteen cents if you'll call it twelve yards." "But there's full thirteen yards in the piece." "Well, call it twelve and I'll take it." "Can't do it.'' "I reckon you'll thow in thread and buttons and waist-linings?" "Couldn't do it for that money." "Well, say thread and buttons, then.'" ' I'll throw in a spool of thread." "And a card of hooks and eyes?" "Well, I don't know -yes, I will " "Now, why can't you say buttons, too:" "I really cannot; I'm losing money now." "And you can t make it twelve and one-half cents a vard?" "No." "Well, I guess I won't take it. I ain't needing a lawn dress this summer, anyhow. Youths' Companion. A BAD SCARE. How a Philadelphia twirl's Eyebrows were Suddenly Turned W hite. From the rhiladelpbia Ledger. A pair of snow-white eyebrows with tresses of raven black is the strange combination to be seen now on Miss Carrie fcuydam, of 1715 Courtlandt place. Carrie is very prettv, neverthe- an prid -herself on the oddity of ner appearance, until about two weeks ago her eyebrows were as black as her hair, but a terrible fright which she experienced about that time threw her into a bed of sickness, and when she arose the transformation had taken place. In company with Mr. Arthur Fher borne, Miss Carrie one evening went to the Casino to witness the "Chimes ol Normandy." After the opera was over the couple visited a restaurant for sup per, and it was nearly 1 o'clock in the morning when her escort bade Miss Suydam good-bye on the doorstep of the picturesque Courtland place resi dence. She had already turned tho latch with her mghtkey, and as Mr. Sherborne went whistling down the street she pushed open the door and went in. She was somewhat surprised to find that the hall light had been ex tinguished, but she concluded that it had been done by some one who did not know that she was out, and she groped her way to the second floor. She had been in the habit of remov ing her bracelets, watch and hat and leaving them on the piano just inside the sitting room door at the end of the stairs, and as usual she now went in to the sitting-room to deposit them. On this occasion, however, 1o her amazement she found that the piano was not in its accustomed place. The arti cles which she had in the da k has ily placed where she supposed the instru ment was fell to the floor, and she staitcd back nonplussed. Could it be possible that she had got into the wrong house? She started at once, bravely enough, to find out. Gathering up the articles she had rirninrd on the floor, shfi cautiously I made her way to the front bed chamber. The door was slightly ajar and she pushed it open lurther. A gas-jet. lighted but turned low, threw just enough light around the room for hei to see at a glance that she had made a mistake and was in a strange house. On the bed in front of her lay a man, half clothed, snoring sonorously, lie was tall and powerful, and the girl trembled as she thought that perhaps she was alone with him in the building and at an hour after midnight. As she turned to retrace her steps, she tripped and involuntarily a little scream escaped her. That little scream awakened the sleeper and he sprung from hifl be(i with an oath Miss buy- dam, altl oiigh almost paralyzed with fear, madaged to leap down the few steps to'the sitting-room landing and to turn to go to the lower hall before he rushed out of the door. "Who's that?" he cried. She made no answer, but fairly flew down the stairs There wag a x short report, and she felt a pistol bail graze her cheek. With one bound she cleared the vestibule and had pulled the vestibule door to after her. Another bullet crashed through the glass panels ns she opened the front door and bounded into the street. Trembling with excitement she dis covered that her own house was two doors above. By some means she had entered 1711, and her mistake had come near proving fatal. The houses in the blo. k are all alike in architectural ap pearance, and errors ol this kind are frequent. Miss Suydam was conlinedto her bed for over a week after this inci dent, and narrowly missed a serious illness. Mr. Jacob Godfrey, who lives in 1711, and who lired the shots, was much dis tressed aboat the occurrence, though thankful that tho shots did nothing more than damage his property some what and turn Miss Currie's eyebrows from black to white. His family was out of town on the night the shooting O 'curred, oi d he imagined that bur glars had gai 3"l an entranco to the house while ho slept. Lieut. Brickwedul, army, just leturned to of the regular San Francisc from hunting Apaches, has ti picture ho thinkf much of. It is that of a young woman, but its beauty has been marred since it stopped a bullet from an Apa che's gun, that was aimed straight at the young man's heart. JOUiLUY OF THE LOGS. HOW THE FOREST GIANTS A ICE SENT DOWN THE CONNECTICUT. The logger's Rnked Hrnni nnd Ulnsrer-bread-The Commander of the Drift Perilous Work of the H bite Watrr Men. From the N. T. Sun. The number of men employed in this season's transportation of logs along the Connecticut is something like 300. These are divided into "drives" sta tioned at frequent intervals, to guide the giant logs that "drift with the cur rent swift," or stretch along the river, idly waiting for time and tide. The Connecticut Itiver Lumber Company may be said just now to have the mo nopoly of the river the right of way from Lake Connecticut in the most northern corner of New Hampshire to liolyoke or Springfield, Mass., the low est points of destination for the logs that have been brought by tributary streams into this current. The dry summer has seriously impeded the pro gress of these drives, and the manager of this travelling combination (some thing more stupendous than a company of Cook's tourists), is, in this section, through which the logs are passing, the hero of tho hour. He may not, like King Canute, undertake to stay the fierce waves by his mandate, for the rea son that the difficulty he is encountering at present is in receding rather than en croaching waters, but he does lift up the voice of his authority and command that while he and his kingly craft are afloat no hindrances shall stop his way. The wheels of the busy mills must cease to turn il there, is not water enough for both. If they presume to defy him, he orders a charge of dynamite planed where it will do the most good for the lumber company and the most mischief for the mills that is, he threatens to blow their dam skyhigh. Force mle-'iTc.rld still; Has ruled it,, shall rule it. To form an adequate estimate of the labors and qualifications of the men employed by the lumber company, one must begin his observations of the science of logging in the forest. The sturdy lad wields the axe until his sinews are to.ighened like the cellars, and a proud day it is for him when he emerges from the lodge of the wood chopper to go along with the drives. They set out early in April. The voy age is something more than mere drift ing. There are rushing currents to be resisted, bends, and windings, deeps and shallows, whir. pools and rocks. The lodgemen take fearful risks. Many a brawny fellow has lost his life in va liant endeavors to force a passage through an angry gorge, or has slipped in the midnight watches between the trsache; ous giant logs, to be encofiined by them. For conducting the logs thr.nigh smooth waters these methods are apparently simple, but a degree of supplenes-j and dexterity is requisite, that comes only by long practice. The clumsy wood chopper must serve faith ful apprenticeship with pike pole and cant dog before he can wear the title of boss, and a boss must be versed in all the mysteries of the logman's craft be fore he can apire to the dignity of mas ter of the drive. Inexperienced hands earn from $1 to $3 a day asso.tiug the logs and driving them into booms. With heavy, iron pegged shoes and armed with pole and hooa, they walk about as on an inlaid floor, canting into place the perverse timbers that are lying lengthwise or crosswise, like great alligators basking in the sun or lazily drifting off into Eome alluring eddy. Much higher wages are paid to the "white water men," whose business is to pilot the timber through the foaming torrents. Five and even $7 is the daily pay of these. The coming down of the logs is a stirring event in the quiet villages along the river. S hen, some early morning, the whistling barefoot boy, bringing up tho cows from their green meadows, discerns in the dim distance up the riv er a stray log, like a sail in the oiling that portends a fleet, he becomes at once a welcome herald. The butcher and. the irrocer fa n tr - -wtretwig their profits out 6lthe expected encamp ment, and the merchant covers the pol-i-h"d floor of his well-appointed store with extra boards to protect it from the iron heel of the logmen. The Winter's isolation has uot'exiinuished the log ger's pride in appearances, and, like sailors just in frcra a long voyage, they are impatient for new outfits for their approaching holidays. .To their credit be it said that logmen are not barbari ans, nor recklessness and dissipation their luling characteristics. Their ad vent in a village is not regarded as the invasion of a plundering horde They are welconiul as a class of self-respecting laborers, who give impetus to the village trade and bring fresh stories of hardships and adventures to thrill the 1 stening groups that gather around the Post Odice door or the Town Hall. There is a review of the drive, to which oid and young go flocking, and whore choice places on bridges and adjacent rocks are, like seats at a popular opera, quickly monopolized. When the logs, gathered in the smooth, floor-like boom, are ready to be sent over the dam, be low which are narrows and shoals and numbeiless obstructions, all the skill' and power of the trained foice is called into requisition. The sudden emerg ing from the lazy drifting above into the d sh and whirl of the tor rent is a signal for combat. Busy men armed with poies, hooks, and axes, spring, cat-like, from log to log, trying to guide them into the narrow passage, while they crowd in obstinate masses against the uneven shore. A single perverse timber, the Anarchist of the group, may turn a hundred logs from their course and force a jam which only dynamite can dislodge. But much patient and daring work is done before dynamite is resorted to. The exper ienced eye of the logman detects the mis chievous timber that may have wedged itself beyond his reach. He knows just how to bring to bear upon the giant resistance the combined leverage of a dozen strong arms. The iron-sinewed men. in their skillful and graceful hand ling of their hooks and poles, might be taken for a band of Brobdignagians playing at giaantic iackstraws. When the obstinate log gives way, the lock is broken, and the whole mass moves out into the river, to be carried over the roaring falls-.-'hestr-tfer-battlc rages with hotter fury. The great timbers seem to grow desperate and defiant, contending for passage through the nar row torient and gorge-like gateway. Poised aloft in air, straight and unyield ing, they fall upon one another with terrible shock. Locked in combat, they are again held fast between the deep, jagged ravines. At this crisis the white water men rush to tho rescue, armed with axes and hooks. They shiver with well aimed blows the very timbers on which they stand, but from which they adroitly leap at the first ominous crack ing of the pine. Sometimes the men are dragged by the logs into the seething waters. Only the ottiei day three brave fellows barely esc iped with their lives. A sudden crah plunged them into the foam, and the mad logs threatened to impiison them. The excited spectators on the bridge and shore were breathless, but quickly the a r rang with shouts and cheers as the trio came up from their involuntary baptism. Two clambered up the banks, while the third saved him self by a friendly log that carried him through a swift current some distance down the river. When dynamite is to be resorted to there are huiried conferences between the leader and his agents, a rushing about with drill cartridges, and fuse; then a scudding off to sheltered recess es. The tell-tale smoke curling from logs and rocks draws all eyes. A sud den explosion which the hills repeat, a quivering ot me weugeu criss-cross timbers, a quick parting of the tangled mas, nnd once more tire great voyagers move forward. Tho journey of the logs began in April, and will not, probably, be accom plished before September. hut trans formations nwair them then may not now be indicaled. Whether they nre to be incoi poraied into the houses iu which weilve, or, through modern evo lution, become "only a leaf of paper white," one cannot follow these cap tives, once straight and tall and green in their native Arcadia, without being inbued with the spirit of the poet: I care not how men trace their ancestry To ape or Adam, let them please their whim; But I in June am midway to believe A tree amoiif; niv far progenitors, Such sympathy is mine with all the race. STEEL IN THE PLACE OF IRON. It Can be Made Chen per, and the Ocrn Pillion of the l'uddlers will Soon be done, . . Steel is gradually taking the place of iron in Pittsburgh, Pa., and, as a conse quence the demand forpuddlers is grow ing less. There are not as many pud dlers employed in Pittsburgh to-day as there were three years ago. This seems more significant when compared with the fact, that the increase in the iron in- I dnstrv h.is been enormous within that time. There are now seven Bessemer steel plants in Pittsburgh. This grade of steel can be made cheaper than iron. For some uses it will answer the same purpose, and in many instances it is bet ter. Jones & Laughlin's new cupola is the latest addition to the steel manufac turing industry of Pittsburgh. It has just been tested, and in three heats turned out twenty-one tons of steel of most excellent quality. The trial was satisfactory in every way. An old manufacturer, speaking of how steel was superseding iron, said: "It has been evident to all for the past six or eight years that steel was certain to take the place of iron largely, and it has practically done so in many branches of trade. The Amalgamated Associa tion has had something to do with bring ing about this state of affairs sooner than it would have come otherwise, but I will not discuss this pha-e of the ques tion. The puddlers will realize ere long that their occupation is gone. There is not a puddler employed at the present time in the nail mills at Wheeling. Every factory is making nails out of Bessemer steel. If iron were made in Pittsburgh in place of Bessemer steel, it is safe to say that 1,000 additional pud dlers would have employment " "Yes, yes," said an iron worker, when interrogated, "the steel question is a live one. A number of Pittsburgh pud dlers, unable to find work there, re cently left for the West." A Tathfdi3 Family Story. Two weeks ago Friday, the wife of Captain I. J. Dunn was buried in Smyrna. Friday, two daughters in the samft casket were buried near her. Before Mrs. Lunn died she called her two daughters, Mattic and Lester, aged respectivly ten and eight years, to her bedside and told them that she knew she was going to die, and that she wanted them to take charge of the twin, babies and care for them like mothers Lester, the eight year-old daughter and. the mother's iavcrite, told her mother that she would take the smallest child. Mattie took the largest, and by the bed side of their dying mother they prom ised to care for the little wee babies. The father and little girls returned tr the desolate home with sad hearts. Thft little babes were tenderly cared for by their older sisters. Lester took the death of her mother very hard, and would weep at the mention of her name. Sunday last she was taken sick, and when her father or sister asked her if she wanted anything she would reply by saying that she wanted to go to mother. The little sufferer would talk: of going to mother all the time when she was awake. She grew worse day by day till Friday, when, with the words "I am going to mother" on her lips, the little heart ceased to throb and her souL took its flight to the spirit land where the dear mother was watching and wait ing. The father's grief cannot be ex pressed when, a few hours later, the lit tle babe which had been given into the keeping of her sister Lester died. Mr. J. i Barclay, the undertaker, placed the two bodies iu the same casket. The babe was placed on the left arm of the sister, with her face looking up. Mr. Barclay says it was the most touching picture he ever looked upon, and that nonft wpta Yt1B,T,: "who - d'ut not shtad tears Atlanta Constitution. Daniel Webster. Ben : Perley Poore, in the Boston Bud get, says; Rufus Choate, speaking of Daniel Webster, said that he never heard him make a speech, a great speech, whatever were the topic or the time, that did not leave the impression that he loved nothing, desired nothing, so much as the good and glory of Amer ica; that he knew no North and no South; that he did not seem to sum mon around him the whole brotherhood of States and men and hold them to his heart. This gave freshness and energy to all his speeches; this set the tune to the universal harmony. Even his studies revealed his passion. He knew American history by heart as a states man, not as an antiquary should know it. The plain, noble men, the high aims and hard fortunes of the colonial time, the agony and the glory of the Revolu tionary War, and of the age of the Con stitution were all familiar to him; but chiefly he lovsd to mark how the spirit of national hie was evolving itself all the while; how the colonies grew to re gard one another as children of the same mother, and therefore fraternally; how the common danger, the common oppression of the nnte-Kevolutionary and Revolutionary period served to fuse them into one; how the Constitution made them formally one, and how the grand and sweet and imperial sentiment of a united national life came at last to penetrate and warm the whole vast and various mass and move it as a soul. A Good Reason for Reform. The Toledo Blade says: "I'm going to quit smoking cigarettes," said a young man who has led more than one german. "It isn't because it's a vile habit that is going to carry me down to an early grave, or anything of that sort. One placed me, or rather a young lady, in a very embarrassing position. There is a certain charming young lady on St. Anthony Hill whom I should like very much to make my wife, and I know she feels as I do. But I am not yet able to support a wife, so I have never said a word to the young lady's parents. Well, the other evening she and I took a stroll. It was about half-past nine when we returned to the house, so I did not go in. We stood chatting a few mo ments, and I lighted a cigarette. When she went into the house, I, of course, kissed her good night. ell, without giving it a thought, she went in, bade her mother good night, and kissed her, also. The old lady immediately detec ted the odor of the cigarette on the daughter's lips, and questioned her about it. The poor girl had either to acknowledge that I kissed her, or that she smoked a crgaretie. V hen the young lady told me about it, I had not the courage to ask her what course she chose. Now you know why ciga rettes and I wi.l be strangers in the fu ture." Has Going To. A Detroit traveler who put In a night at a village hotel in Indiana called the landlord aside in the morning and said: "Sir I never slept in such a wretched bed in all my life." "You didn't eh? Yes, I know it's a poor bed." " And supper and breakfast were simply outrageous. Your cook doesn't know enough to mash potatoes." "She doesn't, eh? Well the isn't vcrv bright, and that's a fact." "The cofl'ce was execrable." "Yes I don't like it myself." "And the tea was simply horrible." "I guess it was, though I don't diiuk tea." "On the whole my friend," continued the traveler, "You don't know how to run a tavern." "I don't eh? Well, I "agree with you." "Then why on earth don't you give it up " "I'm going to I've traded the place for a saw-mill, and 1 go out to-morrow. Your bill will bo two dollars.'' Detroit. Free J'rcsn. f inE COST OF KEEPING A YACHT. From the Boston Herald. Yachting has become so favorite a pastime among wealthy men, and the number of trim vessels increases so year by year, that it is not, difficult to arrive at some general knowledge of the aver age value and annual cost of the crafts in commission. The famous vessels of the Eastern clubs have been so riany "times described in these columns that it is not necessary to recount the particu lars of their architectural design. A vessel like Mr. Gray's Huron could be launched complete, according to tho statements of the leading builders in this section of the country, at a cost of from $20,000 to $25,000 at most. The jolly tars on board would number eight or nine men before the mast, a captain, a mate, a cook, a steward, and perhaps a cabin boy. The pay of the crew will Average about $30 per month for each ordinary seaman, from $00 to $125 per month for the captain, from $30 to $75 for the mate, and according to the epi curean tastes of the owner, the ccok's wages would range from that of the Jieave-o'-my-timbers tar to that of the gallant and gold-laced captain. Some yacht owners, who are inclined to "put on style," will select from their rope . hauling minions a second mate, a " bosun " and a quartermaster for an additional wage of $3 every thirty days. Putting tho number of the working crew of a crack yacht at twelve, and fixing the cost therefor according to the following liberally calculated table, the expense of maintenance can be easily determined : Captain's salary per month, say. . . $100 Plate's salary per month, say 50 Second mate's salary per month, say 35 Quartermaster's salary per month, say 3.3 Bosun's salary per month, say. ... 33 Six seamen at $:'s0 per month 180 Cook per month, say 40 Total per month $475 Adding to this the cost of the "keep," wid brinjnnsr the total un to $600. we have the sum of $1,800 as the season's expenditure for the crew. Placing it "at $2,000, the allowance is liberal indeed. But yachting has this in common with housekeeping, that one never knows when his expenses will cease. There is always something to be bought, whether it be some adornment forthe cabin or some supplement to the rig. Accident to the canvas, collision, bump ing upon the shoals, the hundred and one mishaps which befall nautical loco motion, and the various causes for frequent "hauling up" on the stocks pile up the outgo of dollars. These things provided for, it remains with the owner to determine whether his reputation for hospitality and dinner giving shall follow him from Common wealth avenue to the briny. If he is accustomed to playing mine host upon ship, he is likely to find this item in his dog-day expenditure beating the ship's maintenance bill out of sight. At this point the cost of yachting becomes mere conjecture, bu4; he must, indeed, be a generous skipper who entertains to the extent of $:3,000 during the season, and thus brings up his account with Nep tune to the comfortable figure of $5,000. What shall be said, then, of the man who regards $10,000 as a moderate season's yachting bill ? He must have floated his vessel on champagne and Burgundy, and dined his crew and his guests upon Delmonico menus every day in the week. Considering the fact, however, that few Boston yacht owners live on board their sloops or schooners, and that still fewer keep open house for an army of acquaintances, it is difficnlt to understand how Mr. Gray, who was proverbial for not doing thus could find an outlet for the sum which he is said to have expended. What has been said above applies to yachts manned only for cruising. It is an ther story when racing yachts are the object of outgoing dollars and dimes. Then the crew is doubled, a racing gear has to be provided for, and the cost of continual preparation and continual overhauling mounts up to figures which would make most men feel rh'h. It is a matter of common re port that the Puritan and the. M ay frown cost in building and out lit t ',ntr upw ard of ss.yi 1,000 each by the time they had started on their trial trips. The or dinary crew of the Mayflower numbers some thirteen men before the mast, be sides the captain, cook and mate. The wages, clothing and provisioning of this crew are said to amount to nearly $700 every thirty days, and, adding the other expenses, the cost of maintenance is thought to average $1,000 monthly. On race days the crew is increased to twenty-five or thirty men, and conse quently the cost is enhanced. Healing n Hotel Keeper. Henry Watterson, in a letter to the Louisville Journal, says: A friend of mine came the other day to settle for his night's lodging at a Led buggy little hole in the wall near the railway station here in Neuchatel called the Hotel des Alps. In addition to the charge for apartment, service, lights, &c , was the item "un dejeuner." I will put it into plain English that which followed : "But I didn't order any breakfast." "That was no fault of the house, Mon sieur." "Do you mean to tell mo that you wish to charge me for breakfast I neither ordered nor ate':"' ' he breakfast was prepared all the same, .Monsieur." "You pretend that you provide a reg ular table d'hote breakfast every morn ing and charge for it whether your guests take it or not?" " 1 es, Monsieur, bee the menu? Here it is, and the linn yet poiite landlord produced his regular "a la carte." .My friend turned it upside down. Then he carefully perused it. Then he said : "How much of this do you serve as your regular breakfast?" '"Anything you like, Monsieur." "Very well. Receipt your bill, and, as I am to pay for a breakfast, please God I will eat it. Bring me a fillet of beef, with mushrooms, a half chicken, grille, a rum omelet, and a pint of Cha blis. 1 shall wait over until the next train." Mine host of tho Hotel des Alps looked first stupefied and then disgusted, and, finally giasping the situation, he ran into his office, altered his bill in con formity with the facts, and, hurrying back, cried: "Here, Monsieur, here is your bill, quite correct - six francs thirty five centimes and you wili just have time to catch your train. PresiJent Jackson's Wife. Before leaving his rural home in Ten nessee, General Jackson had been afflic ted by the sudden death of his wife. "Aunt Rachel," as Mrs. Jackson was called by her husband's personal friends, had accompanied him to Washington when he was there as a Senator from Tennessee. She was a short, stout, un attractive, and uneducated woman, though greatly endeared to General Jackson. While he had been in the army he had caretully managed his plantation, his slaves, and his money matters, and her devotion to him knew no bounds. Her happiness was centered in his, and it was her chief desire to smoke her corncob pipe iu peace at his side. When told that he had been elec ted President of tho l nited Slates, she replied: " ell, for Mr. Jackson's sake I am glad ot it, but for myself I am not. ' A few weeks later she was arrayed for She grave in a white satin costume which she had provided herself with to wear at the White House. Important la Mi-rclinnr Tnllnrn. M. von Keller Co.. win ccstors to Keller A R11I1I, at the old Cloth House, coi ner Ann and W illiam ists.. New York city, are rioinc an ex tensive hu.sine.s hy fneans of furnishing to t lie Merchant Tailorinu trade throughout the I'ni ted Slati-s, complete sample collections of their Woolens in season, and receiving and executing orders received thrmiKli the sam ples. "Whenever a style has hccii sold cut, they notify their customers to that eiiect, so that the parties holding their sample's are al was properly inlorined as to wnich styles I hey ten offer to I heir patrons. The Merchant Tailor is thus placed iu a position to h! o.v a Ini'Ko Viii iet y ol st.vtes without encumherinir himself with a large Mock. We understand that any Merchant Tailor destrinjr such collec tion of samples ran have same sent free of charge. AiMrons Messrs. M. von Keller Co. A Meat Producing City. Although our -wheat crop is much larger than that of last year indeed our winter wheat is exceedingly good yet the fact remains that we are never likely to sell as much grain to foreign nations as we did from 1877 to 1884. 1'or one thing, we consume more grain ourselves, for there are ten millions more of us now than there was in 1880, when the last census was taken. But while we will export less grain, we shall send abroad very much larger quantities of beef, mutton, pork, and lard. This will be an advantage to us, for the cropping of grain robs the soil of its fertility, while the raising of cat tle not only enriches the land but re turns us a larger profit. Since 1860 we have developed prodigiously what may be called our beef, hog, and fish crops. In 1870, we had twenty-three million eight hundred and twenty thousand head of cattle. In 1885, we had forty five million. At the present rate of increase, we shall have seventy million in lliOS and one hundred and forty mil lion in 1925. Then the great corn crops we have had since 1870 have enormous ly increased the number of hogs for our own use and for exportation. For tho last two years our corn crops were un usually large, while it is very promising this year, and this means that hog pro ducts of all kinds will be plentiful and cheap for two years to come. Wheat can be raised in many quarters of the I'nited States and in Australia and South America; but we have the decid ed advantage of being nearer the meat consuming nations. Then, within ten years there has been a wonderful devel opment of fish food, due to the artificial hatching of fish ova by the National and State Fish Commissioners. There are probably twenty pounds of fish to day available for food where there was one ten years ago, and the process of stock ing our streams is still going on; and then there will be immense additions to our stock ot poultry and dairy products. So far as physical necessities are con cerned we are the most favored nation on earth. We have a practical monop oly of corn. We grow more grain than we can consume, while our animal food products aie so abundant that we could feed half the world and have enough for ourselves besides. DomoresVa Monthly. A Living Island. The alligator is not in any way an at tractive animal. On the contrary, it is about as repellent in looks and dispo sition as any living creature well can be. And yet in one respect, at least, it is to be envied. It can go through life without ever needing a dentist, unless it be to eat him; for it never keeps its teeth long enough to give them any chance to decay or ache or to get out of order in any way. When an alligator's tooth is worn out or broken or in need of any kind of repair, it drops out, and, behold ! a new one is ready to take its place. But I hardly need say that the alligator's teeth are a joy only to itself. Another peculiarity of the alligator is its ability to sleep. Like other reptiles, it is so cold-blooded that it likes warmth and hates cold. It needs water, too, and as the dry season and the cool season come on together in Florida, there is a double reason why the Florida alligator should go into winter quarters. It buries itself in the mud after the manner of its kind and settles down for a long nap. Sometimes it happens that grass and quick growing shrubs spiing up on the back of this torpid animal. As a rule, these are all shaken or washed off when, with the first warm rains, the alligator rouses itself and makes for the water; but occasionally, for some reason, the mud clings, and with it the plant growth, so that when the half-awakened creature slides into the water and floats stupidly off, it looks like a floating island. In one such instance, a plover was so deceived as to build its nest in the plant-growth on the alligator's back. The living island so freighted floated slowly down the streum until it was no ticed by a party of boys who were out fishinir. Tin y smv ttie plover rise from th little island, and suspecting a nest to be there, they gave up their fishing and rowed out to it. They never suspected the nature of the island until they had bumped their boat rather rudely into it once or twice, and so vexed the alligator that it opened its huge mouth with a startling suddi ness that brought a chorus of yells from the nest-robbers, and sent them off in a fit mood to sympathize with the plover, which was fluttering about and crying piteously at the raid upon its nest. The poor bird was doomed to lose its nest, however, for the alligator, having at last been thoroughly aroused, di covered how hungry it was, and dived down in search of food, thus washing oil island, nest and all. St. Nicholas, We don't wish to be understood as finding fault with nature, but we do wish from the bottom of our hearts that the luminous end of the firefly had been hitched to the mosquito. The virtues of St. Jacobs Oil, as proclaimed by millions of restored sufferers, should induce every one to supply his household with this great specific it conquers pain. A fashionable youne man lately presented his swietheiit with a string of pearls. As she huiiK ihera joyously about her nect a ciotirt came over her brow, and she crteci: Heloveu, do not 1 earls bctoKen tears "Don't fear, was the rtsponse; ' them's imi tation. ' " It is as harmless as it is effective, Is what is said of Kod Star C'ouh Cure by Dr. S. K Cox, P. D., Analytical Chemist, Washington, D. C. 1'rice, 2o cents. A Bcston 'awyer recently met his match In a witness who was (.ivint evidence ahout an old lady's los- of ntmd. Lawytr-Did she loi k as I amlooking at you now, for instance? Witness Well, y : quite vaca it like ! op pair or boots can be saved every year bo using Lyon's 1'atenc Metallic Heel Stiff, eners. To Itself in many Important parttcul&r. Hood's Sursuparrllff. Is different from and superior to any uther mdielne. 1'ecu tar In comblna'lon, proportion and prepara tion of Ingredients, Hood's Sarsaparilla possessei tho full rurntlve value of the tet known remedies of the regetable kingdom. Peculiar In Its medicinal merit. Hood's SarA pa ri lu accompli hes cures hitherto unknown. Peculiar in ttiengtb and economy Hood's Sarsa parida is the only medicine of widen can truly be said, "1U0 doH?s one dollar." Medicines In larger and smaller bottles require larger tioses, and do not pro duee as good results as Hood's Sarsapartlla. Peculiar In Its "good name at home" there la more of Ht ol's Sarsapartlla sold in Lowell, wtiere It Is made, than of all other blood purifiers. ; , Peculiar In Its piienomenal record or sales abroad, no other preparation hns ever attained such popu larity in so sbort a time. Pe sure to get Hood's Sarsaparilla Sold by all druggists. $1; six for ( Prepara 1 only by C. 1. HOOU & CO.. Apothecaries, Lowell, Haas. I OO Doses Ono Dollar ELY'S CATARRH Cream Balm I have used two liottte of Ely'' Cream Malm and consider myself ilAYFEVER$ & ctretl I suffered 20 years jrom catarrn anil catarrhal head ache and this is the first mild; that af forded laatinij rr 'lief.n. T. Mqgin- w... 1 i r. ri... Of.'...f .so... iu mi ere, j m t , Chicago, 111. tflWT "MUVtll A parthde is applied into sieh nostril and is arree nblc to use. Price re rts. by mail or at flriiKKistx. tsend for circular. Ki.t BBOs.Pruinrif ts, OweKO, N. y r n ,6Jr ThsriSHBRAKOBI-imSKU wstr.nt.d wi-rroc.r. Mill will ,OB ATn.. a 1V1 ,M ' norm. Th. U.w POMMKt. Fl u KKH Is . p.rl., rutins , ' . 4H VI K IV V roTsrstbsratlrsssfldls. F-wr. oflmltMlont. Nsna crnntns wti,(. tha "risk iijte&fsiA'a; Magazine For larfra or amalt frame all ilsft. Tha stronetft hontlnit rlfls mads, at-inra.-y guarantev.l, ami Ilia only abaelntoly aala rifla od tha market. 'IPAI.I.ARD GALLERV (SfORTlNn ANT TARGET lii.t.ati c.uiotue. MAKL1N I'lKE Forremovinti flnn-imff and curing all scaTp diseases, u:,e Hall's Hair Kenewer. Ayer's Aiue (Jure is acknowledged to be the standard remedy for fever and atfue. Idiosyncrasy of tho Enplish lantrunprer Why Is it that a man is said to leave the eaith Just the moment he enters It ? Hints to Consumptive. tbnsnmptives should use food as nourishing aa can be had, and in a shape that will best agree with the stomach and taste of the pa tient. Out-door exercise Is earnestly recommended. If you are unable to take such exercise on horseback or on foot, that should famish no excuse for shutting yourself In-doors, but you should take exercise in carriage, or in soma other way bring yourself la contact with the open air. Medicines which cause expectoration must be avoided. For five hUDdred years phy g'cians have tried to cure Consumption by U'lng them, and have failed. Where ther la great derangement of tho secretions, with engorgement of air-cells, there Is always profuse expectoration. Now l'iso's Cure re moves the engorgement and the derangement of the secretions, and consequently (and In this way only) diminishes the amount of mat ter expectorated. This medicine does not dry np a cough, but removes the cause of it. When it is impossible from debility or other causes to exercise freely In the open air, apart ments occupied by the patient should be so ventilated as to ensure the constant accession of fresh air in abundance. The surface of the body should be aponped as often as every third day witli tepid water and a little soft-soap. (This is preferahle-to any other.) After thoroughly drying, use friction with the band moistened with oil, Cod-Liver or Olive is the best. This keeps the po-es of the kkin in a soft, pliable condition, which contributes mateually to the unloading of waste matter from the system throiich this organ. You will pleoss recolli c we cure tin d sease by enabling the orca is of the evs'em lo perform their turn ti ns in a normal way, or, in other woids, we remove nbst ruction-, while the recuperative powers of the system c ire the disease. We will here say a word In te ird to a congli n the f rming stage, where there Is no con stitutional or noticeable diseese. A cough may or may not foreshadow serious evil ; take it in its mi des form, to say the least, it is a nu sance. and should be abated. A cotiuh is unlike any other aymptomof dis ease. It stands a conspirator, wiih threaten ing voice, menacin-r the health and existence of a vital oriran. Its first appronc i is In whis pers unintelligible, and at l,rst too of tbti un heeded, but in time it never fails to ma e itseir understood never fails to claim the attention of those on whom it calls. If you have a co't-'h without disease of the lunes or serious constitutional disturbance, so much the better, aa a few do es of Piso's (Jure will be all vou mav need, while if you re far advanced in Consumption, several bottles may lis reouired to effect a permanent cure. Tne great trouble with the buzz saw is I hat it never wears falsa teeth. Fob dyspepsia, LvoiOESTro, depression ot flurits, general debilitv in their various forms, alsoaaapreventive against feverand ague and other intermittent fevers,the"Ferro-Phosphor-ated Elixir of Cal isaya," made hy Caswell, Haz ard & Co., New York.and sold hy all Druggists, is the best tonic: and for patients recovering from fever or other sickness it has no equal. One kind of medicine will not cure all kinds of diseases, llr. Kilmer's Preparations are Specificsa remedy for each disease. They are tho result of a successful practice since law. Chtide to Health (S' lil Vrre) lliii'iha.nlon, N. 1". Bronchitis Is curei by frequent small doses of l'iso's Cure for Consunipiioa. How to Secure Ilrultk. Scoviix's .SARSAejLnu.i.A avd Stillinuia. on TlfWTJ ad LivKa Syult will restore per.'e:t health to the physical organization. It Is, Indeed, a strengthen ing syrup, pleasant to tak and ha often proved ltpelf to be the best B ood Pari tier ever discovered, effectually curing Scrofula, Byphllhlo disorders. Weakness of the Kidneys. Erysipelas, Malaria, all Nervous t Is irrters and Debility, Bilious Complaints, and all diseases livlicu In an Impure condition of the Blood, Liver, Kidneys, Stomach, cte. It corrects Indigestion, especially wli n the comp'aint Is of an exhaustive nature, having a tendency to lejten tiiS vigor of the brain and nervous syf-tem. Fob 8potm, KATRSfor advertising io this pspsr pply to the publisher of tlia paper. I, 3.i If atllos! Those dull tired looks and feelings speuk volumes I Thie licmody corrects all con tlitions, restores vigor and vitality and brings back youthful bloom nnd bouutv. 3n(iqita. I'rcpar'-ti at br. Kilmer hdi rsss k ht, l!inphauium,N. Y. Letters of ino-i'ry anwensL Guidoto Health (Seat (roe). iAtjK, JIAb:s, I'LLT, fto4 ftll tbtfr tinpcrfSL-ttoBB. iacladtnv Factel, I'ernloiw'mriit, SMiperflaoa. flair, birtk Uirli, Molct, Warta, Mtu, FrtoklM, Hd Nom, Acm, Blfk Ht4. t. PUt'nr rA thrfr trfA'mat, Dr. JOHN H. WOODRURYi JOftJES PAYS the FR E I C H T 9 Ton Wagon lral Iron l.?rn. Butt fcrtrinxa, Brul Tar Bem and Hm IUi for S60. Fwrtli s.-ale. For n . prt If BieuHnn thf psirr and R11riisi jnwfS OF BfrfGHAMTflff, : BI.X.II A UTON, IS V. w ri a h, aiij, w AMiungion, u. u eOELECTRIC BELT for KIDNEYS, Pain, Nervous & DOweak. Bookfreo. FLETCHER&CO.,Cleveland,0. RUPTURE ?KVi'gM IUI 1 Wllbatlik'. Kxilaun'iou and tea. timonlals free. Address O. 1'rink, Hib'way, N. Y. STHSVIACUFiiiD! l Urrmin Asthma Curo never faitito rlv Ifbrt&bld sIccd: rtfecta rum where all others fail, i u immrtiiar relief iu the rit caet. in tire oom J trial convincr the mt skr.tirai. PHr & Pi a. D'i P tl.OO, Of Drueai'.is or mail. Samr.ie r K r K tori siamrt. JK. K. M ill f t- 1 r. I'tnil, linn. FITS! Whan I aavT enra I do not mMic meralT to fftor than for tint and tbou hare tliem return arain. I mean ft raiiicAl cur. I dat mad the rluftw ot H'iS, h PI LE PS Y or FALLING KK'itMiUS a Ufa-loay study. I warrant my remedy to our thfwont oaaea. BAcana Sbora hare failed is no reason for not now rarefiing a cur. Send at oncefor atreorlw and a Fne B"tt of toy Infallible remedy. Oie RKura aiii I'ort Offlca, la cost a too nothinjr for a trlaJ, and I will pur you. idi drMUB. II. t. K h 1 1 . roari ou. gtmm u hu'.uiuk lur si vi iiu, uu a -ns v-.i l Dil II. O. R.'XVf. js poarl St.. New Turk Fort Edward Collegiate Institute 29th year Sept. 13. A !oMiiiK" nfminary for lwdiea ai'il Kents; having new and hnmUt me In irk bnilil inwK; Bteam htatd: hix rr,nliiRMnr cnui'M a iuchul. BuaiiH'sa aid ColU'ire Prcarat rv; Li teachera; art, nuinic, orntorv. Hatt's r-amnatle. AiMm, JOS. E. KING. D. I)., Fort Edward, X. . Tii3Greal3stCuriDsityinHatnre. The Mpxtenn Rpnurrpelion Plant, apparent ly dead, when pUeeil in w.tter .oou cornea to lite. HhowinR ail the tints ot t'e; r.ilneow. : to $i per da ead.y made. a It noils to four out of fl per imi at siitht. Send i".e. for :), or 5 le. for 7 witnplrs nell for25e. eaeiil. Low orl br tl-e I'M and 1,'kM. A rear'a subscription to oad of ix p.ip-r given to tint s.le. order from e icli coauly and to firt order mentioning tills paper. if. rn.nosorc. 313 Main Street, Fort Whim I , Tem. BiQir'sPil ! SiC R'iifmaliraenl. Oral Ux. l.tKl raupd, OO eta, . to 9Sn dny. samples worth 1.5i mr.K Lines not und"r the liors-i M feet. Address BHKWSTKH'sSaFKTY ItKlN HOI.PKK, II ol ly.Mlch. i'iraploK. 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