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THE LIME-KILN CLUB.
THE GOOD AND THE BAD THIS "WORLD OP OURS. OF Some Incidents that Cannot Fall to Interest the Reader. From the Detroit Free rress. The thirteenth dastardly attempt to destroy Paradise Hall was revealed Sat urday evening when the janitor arrived to place the hall in order for the usual meeting. It was unsuccessful, but the occasion enabled Brother Gardner to give his people a good sound talk on the wickedness of the day. He said: "My frens, dis incident furnishes me wid an opportunity to address you on tie subjick of uooduess vs. JJiulnoss. It, when a baby was three days ole, he could reason an' calkilate, he would reason as follows: 'Heah I ar', a sound, healthy boy, wid a big show of growin' up to manhood. De more I kick an' yell an' misbehave doorin' my infancy de mo' spankin's I'll receive. De better I mind an' de gooder I ar' as a boy de easier will I slip along. As a young man I shall be upright an' honest. As a middle-aged man I shall act on de squar'. As an ole man I shall quit chawin plug tobacker, read up on de Bible an' go to bed airlv.' "Wickedness doan par, figger it up as you will. We hev Lad many in stances of it in dis club, an' we ar' sur rounded wid 'em at home. When Whalebone Howker stole a wheelbarrer belongin' to Pickles Smith he at fust re joiced an' was glad. He felt dat he was 2 ahead of de game, and he poked his self in de ribs fur a smart man. How sumeber, he hadn't had dat stolen ve hickle in his posseshun two hours when bis game rooster died, de dog-catcher picked up his dog, an' a man who owed him $4 when into bankruptcy. He could figger dat he was 3 out of pocket, an' den Pickles foun' out who stole his wheelbarrer an' cum ober an' licked Whalebone widin an inch of his life sides. ' "Take de case of Bermuda Jones who libs nex' doah to Condensed Cunning- Iiam. Uermuda sat down wid a pieco of chalk and figured up dat wickedness paid 200 per cent., an' he went ober to de grocery, backed up agin a cracker bar'l, an' while he eugaiged de grocer in a religus discushion wid one hand, he filled his hind pocket wid crackers wid de odder. He started out of dat grocery store feelin' dat he was seben cents ahead an' still gainin,' but what was de result I A small boy, who was in dar to buy a cent's worf of taffy, seed the whole performanco and told do gro cer. Bermuda was follered home, knocked down in his own kitchen, an made to give up de fo' cane-seat cheers in his parlor to settle de case. Did lie profit by his badness ? Did he make any 200 per cent on dat ? "Agin take de case of Kurncl La fang well Kabar. I had six leghorn hens in my coop, an' he coveted 'em. Instead of comin' to me in a frank, honest way an' oflferiu' to bay dose hens at dit-r value an' gibbin' me his note due in thir ty days, he steals upon my coop in do gloom of midnight an forcibly capti vates my poultry. He chuckled to liis self ober his smartness an' figgured his 200 per cent, profit, but a Nemesis war' on his trail. He left one of de ole blue patches on his pants on a nail in de coop, an when I found my hens gone I walked ober to his humble cabin an' took liim by de neck an' drawed him out doors. Some of you have probably heard dat he went into a decline soon arter dat, an' when do post-mortem was held three of las ribs war' found stickin' out of his back. "I hev figgered on goodness an' bad ness, an' I tell you dat badness donn' pay. Some of you may hev lifted a ham at de co'ner grocery widout boiu' caught at it, but yit how did you feel when you met a policeman, or when a itrange knock cum at de doah ? Guilt was sich a burden on yer soul dat de ham tasted like saw-dust, an' you woke up at night to see spooks standin' by yer beds. De good man goes aroun' wid his hat on his ear, af eared of no body an' Iookiu' eberylody squar' in do eye. If he happens to see de patrol wagon gwine along he doan' turn pale. If anybody happens to lay a hand on him he doan' sink inter his butes. "How ar' it wid de bad man ? He's alius lookin'n fur b'ar-traps an' spring guns. He's alius 'spectin' to be 'rested an' sent up. A strange knock at his cabin doah sends a chill up his back. Go whar' he will, he feels guilty an' afeared, an' some fine dav when lie am out injoyin' de balmy breeze 'long cuius a detective an' claps de handcuffs on bim, Rn' away he goes to Jackson fur ten y'ars. You kin figger an' figger, but goodness am bound to cum under de wire a full length ahead." The President's address created con siderable excitement, and Waydown Beebe was ready with the following pre amble and resolution: "Whereas, Goodness ar' moa' profit able dan badness, an' also easier on de consilience; now, dar'fore. "llcwlred, Dat it ar' de sense of dis meetin' dat we stick to goodness." The resolution was adopted by a unan imous vote, and the meeting adjourned with much good feeling. A Lesson in Ethics. Hundreds of persons in Boston, a lo cal paper savs, recently stood several hours on a cold forenoon to obtain tick ets for some lectures to be given by James Bussell Lowell. Again and again did lato comers attempt to gain a place in the rank by unfair means, sometimes with success, but of tener with deserved failure. A handsome woman, richly dressed, and endowed wit h that mysterious some thing which the fashionable call "style," walked up to a gentleman in the line, say ing, with the air of conferring a favor, "Will you kindly allow me to step in before you, sir?" He hesitated; it was a tryingposition, and he was about to yield when a little blue-eyed woman belaud him inter posed. "Do you think," said she, politely, but very firmly, "that would be quite fair to the rest of lis, madam ? Some of us have been standing since 7 o'clock." "But I am in a jn-eat hurry," said tin other, emleavoriug to preserve her dig nity, unimpaired. "So are the rest of us," said the little woman, courteously. "It is a very busy world." "This is a particularly busy day for me, and I cannot possibly go the end of this long line." "I am busy, too, all dsiys as well as this. I am a working woman. Perhaps it is bfcause I have bean one all my lifts that I do not like to bo defrauded." The other woman turned and walked slowly away. Sha ha.l been convinced that ln wai in th-s wrong, an 1 ha 1 the good senso to m:i'w use of har lesson. The African Expedition. The main point of the recent tidings of Emin Bey is a repetition of what was announced several weeks ago, namely, that he lmtl visited King AT wanga. From the new version it npjx'ars that he was not actually driven buck in an attempt to escape to Zanzibar, but after a pro longed visit was refused pel-mission to pass throngh. That ho had returned to Wiulclin was already known. One im portant addition to the previous news is that the messengers sent from Zanzibar to inform Emin that Stanley was on tho rwl to rescue him were detained by Mwp.nga. This is unfortunate, as Stan ley do's not epeet to reach Wadelai or its neigh'xvhood 'xfore July or August. But there seems to be nothing in tho nev.-s additionally menanciiig to Emin's Fafety. Had Mv.-nnga wished to destroy liis European visitors he had an id mu tton t opportunity to do so. The c hief matter of regret is that the heroic. Gov ernor will not I'-arn an early as he might otherwise have done thai an expedition is on the way to relieve him. Still he must count on the feet that Dr. Junker has told his story to the world, and will confidently await tho arival of a party to rescue. A 9 A gCiierf.l rulo it is not well to fen cr fors-o t-. niptatic n, but rrdhcif rest childlike in God s arms, loniident in bis assistance. THE DUTCH GAP CANAL. Gen. Butler Tells its History at the Reunion of the Sixth Mass. From the Boston Globe. vol, Jones asiteu Uen. Uutier to give his old comrades a historv of the Dutch Gap Canal. The Generaf complied, and his explanation, never before made, was listened to with intense interest by all He said: "The Army of the James lay on the ldth of September. 1864. alon the outer lines of Richmond, occupying a portion of the line of the main army under Grant. W e could not advance, because the enemy had control of the James River, and if the army passed iu the rear of the forts the Confederate ironclads would have every advantage of attacking them m the rear. French Creek makes a detour of seven miles and returns again to a point where it is only 435 feet from water to water, and tliis is a bluff sixty feet high. I had consultation with Gen. Grant and his chief engineer. I said if we could get our ironclads to drive the enemy's fleet .i ii . . . . . up me river me army coma ioliow, due as tne river was but Beven feet deep around this seven-mile detour, and the ironclads drew fif teen or sixteen feet, it was not possible to get them around. I then suggested the cut, which was known as Dutch Gap; if it were made we could get twentv-one feet of water above the bend. Gen. Grant agreed, and gave me the ser vices of his engineer. So, while one of Butler's failures, it was not oue of his misjudgments, as it was ordered by Grant. "The work was at once began, and on Christmas Day of 1861 it was completed, except about 25 feet, which formed a bulkhead between the water on either side. During the process of excavation the enemy threw at least 30,000 shells at us. The canal was to be 90 feet across tho bottom, and an average'depth of 25 feet. During tho digfriuK I had a hole made in the bank and two men stationed on the buffs above, and when a mortar shell would rise from the enemy s fleet they would shout 'Shell !' and all would run for the holes aud remain until the shell exploded. There was one mule killed, I believe and an army wacron destroyed, and that was about all the damage done. I had an enthusiastic supporter in my work iu the person of Admiral Melancthon Smith, who com manded the Union ironclads, but he was removed to another sphere of usefulness just prior to the opening of the canal. Having properly mined the bulkhead, on Dec. 25 I blew it up, and in twenty- four hours there was three feet of water running through the gap. In twentv four hours more, bv dredging, I could have run an n-on clad through. At that hour I stopped work, and the country and press rang with the report of But ler's failure at Dutch Gap Canal. I couldn't toll then, but I can tell now. After I opened the hole the man who succeeded Admiral Smith wrote me a letter in which he said: 'For God's sake, don't let the rebel ironclads down ivpon us.' I have got that letter. I am not iu the habit of destroying documents. But what could I do ? I couldn't say then that our fleet was afraid of the ene my. What would have been said of me if I had done so? "But let me say that on Jan. 9, 1865, the enemy's ironclads cuine out of French Creek when the water was high, and drove our ironclads so fast that they didn't wait even to open the draw in the pontoon bridges, but crashed through them, and they, in my judgment, wouldn't have stopped until they reach ed Fortress Monroe but for the fact that one of the enemy's vessels got ashore and the rest of the fleet.was de layed so long iu assisting her that the water began to fall, and they returned unharmed. As for that naval officer, whose name I won't give you, but you can read it in the history of the country, he was court martialed, found guilty of cowardice, and ordered to be dismissed from the service. The order would have been carried out, but it was never approved by the Secretary of the 5avy. Now, let me say that Dutch Gap is the only way to get to Richmond by the James river. French Creek has grown up with grass. It is the only nook' that has ever been any eartly nsed to human ity, and to-day is a benefit to navigation of the James. WHERE GOOSE LIVERS BL003L A Few Days at Ruda Pesth Slakes One a Slave to the Delicacy. The goose is a bird that, after it is dead, constantly thrusts itself on the stranger's attention in Austria. Its ap parition is frequent on the tables and hotels at Vienna, and it reappears more frequently as you descend the Danube. It is the most chosen viand at Buda Pesth. Here it achieves its apotheosis. But it is not so much the bird itself as to that important organ, its liver, that I desire to direct attention. The local commerce in this delicacy is consider able. On certain streets the attention of the pedestrians is attracted by the counterfeit presentment of a goose, dead and cooked, beside which is a painted object so nearly like that he is aware it is the liver of the deceased bird. This sign indicates a shop whose sole busi ness is to sell roasted goose cut in pieces, goose livers, and a sort of biscuit made of chopped goose and flour. Here is a temptation to those who are fond of Pate de foie grts. On entering, the dealer is discovered standing behind a huge tray filled with livers arranged iu rows, arm ed with a fork resembling Neptune's tri dent. He passes the trident mystically over the livers and names tho irices twenty kruetzers, twenty-five kreutzers, thirty, forty, fifty kreutzers, the latter being for giant birds and weighing near ly a Kund. You take oue of the small est as a starter, and a biscuit, and, ad journing to a neighboring wine shop, properly adjust you digestive apparatus to the unctions viand with a "fourth" of white Hungarian wine. No bad re sult follows, as with the artificially fat tened livers that cost their weight in gold iu America. Your digestion con tinues excellent. What is the effect ? The next day you come back and buy a liver twice the size, take two rations of biscuit, and wash the repast down with a "inui oi tne same wiue, ana so on As this ratio of increase cannot go on forever, you find yourself obliged to leave the town a day or two sooner than you intended, to subdue a growing ap petite, taking with yon in your valise a few pounds of goose liveis to satisfy the pangs of hunger and solace the regret of parting, for you know when yon have left the Danube you can see this luxury no more. Sun Francisco Chronicle. An Expensive Wash. In a leading restaurant in St. Peters burg, six officers of the Imperial Horse Guards sat recently, it is stated, drinking champagne, says the London tVuuhtrd. Not fur from them sat an in significant little man, with a shabby coat and an unkempt beard and a glass of liquor in front of him. It was not long before he became aware that he was being ridiculed by the officers aforesaid. By and by, as they became more offensive iu their remarks on his personal appearance, the cheapness of what ho was drinking, etc., he called for the waiter and said: "Bring me six littles of your best champagne." The waiter hesitated. "Did you hoar what I paid?" asked the little man. The waiter brought the wine anil six glasses. :Take these glasses away and fetch a rmsuii one as large as you can find." The waiter again hesitated, but obeyed iuptautly at tho peremptory repetition of the order. "A piece of soap," was tho next or der; it was brought. "A towel," the waiter handed ono. "Now opoi tho bottles." him The waiter did so. The little man now filled tho basin with the contents -f the six bottles, rolled up his sleeves, ashed himself in the costly fluid, wipd his hi-nds, laid a 10 noto on the table, and, casting .a look of withering contempt upon the of ficers, strutted out of the room. He flod from tho swoid and hid iu the scabbard. o PRETTY SHOP GIRLS. An Interesting Sight on Lower Broadway "When They are Out in Force. From New York Letter. It is a pleasure to walk up Broadway from Chambers to Bleecker street any bright afternoon from 5.30 to 6 o'clock. Nearly every one of the big buildings within those limits has factories on every floor, where hundreds and thou sands of girls are employed in making clothing, underwear, neckties, cloaks, fancy boxes and other articles of luxury and necessity. Pretty much all of them are between the ages of 14 and 25. By the time they are 25 they are either mar ried or swept away,no one knows where. Most of these factories close at 5.30 and the girls hurry on their wraps and start for home, and great numbers of them live in Brooklyn and New Jersey, where board and lodging is much cheaper than in New York, and so they walk down Broadway to the femes. They are as handsome a set of girls as can be found anywhere. Like nearly all American women, they have the knack of dressing becomingly, and their trim and shapely figures are shown off to good advantage. They do not look discontent, if their bright and cheerful faces are any crite rion, and they chatter merrily as they pass along two or three at a time. They have the independent bearing of girls who know they earn their own living and are not dependent on any man for support. Some of the prettiest are ac companied by young men perhaps some of the clerks who have taken a fancy to them. Nearly all of them have been pupils in the public schools. They read the newspapers and can talk cleverly. A vast amount of rot is printed about them, but in point of fact they are as jolly and contented a lot of young women as can be found elsewhere in the world. There is a gTeat outcry on the part of theatrical, short-haired and atmospheric philanthropists, at times, leeause fac tory and shop girls do not give up their employment and seek homes as sen-ants m uptown families. J. he girl knows what she is about. Tho bedraggled maid ot all work, nagged by a silly mis tress, abused by a horde of snappy chil dren, and saddled with a thousand cares, has one night out a week, when she has an opportunity to be courted by the coaclmian or hostler. Tho working girl is her own mistress absolutely from the time she leaves the factory at G o'clock in the evening until she returns at 8 the following morning. Her indepen dence is absolute, and during her hours freedom she is as much a lady as the wife of the President. She visits her friends and receives the calls of men who are by no means to be despised in the matrimonial market. A great and welcome change has come over public opinion respecting women who have the courage, faith and energy to go out in the world and make themselves the ar biters of their own futures instead of moping at home, a burden to their fnends and a trial to their relatives." That workingwomen command in many instances the highest respect cannot be denied by any man who has an intimate knowledge of New York life. There are ladies of high culture, finished accom plishments and many graces of mind and person in the boarding-houses of New York who are the popular leaders of lit tle social circles despite the fact that they are employed during the day. There are grades of labor, and women have learned to look the world in the face and fight for the best fields. REFORMED BY KISDSESS. How the Great Shipbuilder Cured a Drunken Employee. John Roach, the lato famous ship builder, believed in the laws of kindness in dealing with erring men. Out of the 25,000 men employed by him first and last there were seventy found guilty of criminal conduct. He saved sixty of them. This is his story of the way he reformed a "confirmed drunkard," says the Tailors' Magazine. The man was a "master workman": "He had terrrible sprees, and had them pretty often. He would come rav ing into the shops, disgracing himself and disgusting everybody. When sober he was penitent, and I forgave him and took him and took him back again and again. I appealed to him till there seemed to be nothing else to apeal to. One morning he came in after one ol his sprees, and said: 'Mr. Roach, 1 want yon to discharge me. You can't make anything of me. I have broken my promise and abused your trust over and over. You took me up when I had nothing to do, and you learned me youi trade aud paid me good wages, aud you have borne with my faults till it ain'l human to ask you to bear any more. Now discharge me.' " 'Mike,' says I, 'I won't discharge you, but I'll let you resign. I'll write vour resignation,' for an idea struck me. 1 went to my desk and wrote: John Roach. Sir: niless, idle, rant. You helped me when I was pen You gave me work when I was You taught me when I was igno You have always paid me well. You have born with my infirmaties ovei and over. But I have lost my self respect, and have not enough regard foi you or love for my wife and children tc behave like a man, and therefore I here by withdraw from your employment. "I gave it to him and said: 'I wanl yon to promise me one thing that you will always carry this with you, and that, when about to bike a glass of liquor, you will take this out read, sign it and mail it to me before you drink.' He promised solemnly that he would. He staid in my employ for years and was never drunk again." Wood and Bones in a Deep Well. The Eureka (Col.) Times says: In addition to bits of charred wood, which we noticed the other day as hav ing been brought up from a depth oi 500 feet in the artesian Avell which the Ricks Water Company is drilling, we have been shown pieces of shells such as are common along the ocean beach. These came up from as far down as 580 feet, which depth has now been reached. lneso fragments ot shells are found m considerable quantity, and Mr. Ricks informs us also that two or three pieces of bone from tho skeleton of a bird have come up. The finding of such things so deep in the earth is exciting considera ble interest in the community, and the inquiry naturally arises, How came they there I It seems pretty conclusive that at some period the strata in which they are embedded were not below the level of the sea. At some time those shells were on the surface, and on the surface, in ages past, somebody kindled the fire that charred those bits of wood; some time that bird was winging about above ground. But when was that, and by whut means were they entombed iu so deep a sepulchre i A Perfect Weld Without Fire. A -.correspondent of the Blacksmith writes a follows: "I never never seen anything in the columns of your paper relative to making a perfect weld of steel without fire orlwrax. A job came to my shop a few days ago iu the shape of two pieces of three-quarter inch round steel, welded together end to end. A taper plug of steel was in oue end of a shaft on which a corn was running. The plug of steel was bearing against a piece of steel iu the frame, the object of this being to tighten the burrs. Owing to a loose Ikjx on the shaft, the shaft got to jumping, giving a side motion and creating friction enough to weld the two pieces of steel together as stated. The two pieces of steel were hardened." It is not a very uncommon thing, adds tho Scientific Press, for a steel spindle iu a spinning mechanism, when running at great speed, as it does in a steel cap, with perhaps a little wabbling, to sud denly stop its motion and become thor oughly welded to the cup. Of course this cau occur only when the oil in the cup is exhausted. To have suffered much is to bo like those who have known more languages; to have learned to understand every one and to Imj understood by every oue. MYSTERIES OF A DAW NOTES OF THE STRANGE AND CURIOUS. At the Keyhole An Artist's Studio Equipping a Soldier The Ele vator A Singular Fall, Etc., Etc. Robbed. A few days ago John Work man, a farmer of Chatham, HI., drew 0000 from the bank preparatory to starting on a cattle-buying trip. J ust before he was to leave his homo a gen tlemanly appearing man, who said he was buying land, drove up and asked Workman to show him over the farm. Workman got in the buggy, and the two men rode together. Soon an elegant two-horse rig came to the farm, bring ing another stylish-looking man, who claimed to be an agent for the sale of agricultural implements. Tho three men engaged in conversation for a while, and suddenly the strangers seized Work man, threw him to the ground; and took from his pockets 0000 in nioney. They succeded iu getting away before their victim could give the alarm. One afternoon recently a Boston man found his keyhole stopped with wax when he went home in the afternoon. The police were asked to try to catch the parties who had taken the impres sion of the lock. The officers secreted themselves in the house and prepared for a night's watch for the thieves, who were expected to descend upon the place. But early in the evening it was explain ed that the governess, who has a sweet tooth, is in the habit of carrying caramels in the same pocket with her door-key, and some of the sweetmeats stuck to the key. She used it during the day, and the waxy appearing substance became scraped from the key and remained in the lock. A Bonfire. Perhaps the most unique celebration of the German Emperor William's birthday was that which took place 7,000 feet high on the southern summit of the Bavarian Alps. Two mountaineers Stanzi and Walch by name ascended to this elevation, anil then kindled a bonfire, the materials for wliich they had laboriously dragged with them. They had intended climbing to the very summit of the Watzmann, but deep snow prevented this, and the bon fire of wood and petroleum was lit on the Falzkopfi. The ascent of the moun tain often brought the climbers up to the shoulders in snow, but they were de termined to perform the feat, and they did. Ont the plantation of Caleb J. Harris, near Turiu, Ga., lives an aared colored woman who claims to be 100 years old. and has pretty good proof that she is correct in her statement. Her eldest living child is between 80 and 90, and has great-great grandchildren. Her youngest child, with whom she is now living, has several grandchildren. She does the cooking for a family of eleven, and, in addition to her kitchen duties, finds time to do all her sewing. Her eye sight is almost as good as it was fifty or seventy-five years ago, anil she has never had occasion to use glasses; never took a dose of medicine, and never needed the services of a physician. A Chicago newspaper man says that four young artists of that city, being hard up, decided a few weeks ago to paint a copy of Muncaksy's "Christ Be- lore Jt'ilate. rroviding themselves with photographs of the painting the quartet of artists went to work with big brushes anil buckets of paint. They worked rap idly and witn enthusiasm, and as a re sult of their labors they now have a pic ture JS feet long and 17 feet wide. The figures in the foreground are 8 feet high, and the work, as a whole, is said to be one of great strength and vivid realism The young men expect to make 10,000 apiece out of their venture. Wood oil is made on a large scale in Sweden from the refuse of timber cut tings and forest clearings, and from stumps and roots; and, although it can not well be burned in common lamps on account of the heavy proportion of car bon it contains, it furnishes a satisfactory light m lanqw especially made lor it, and m its natural state is said to be the cheapest of illuminating oils. Thirty factories produce about forty thousand liters of the oil daily; turpentine, creo sote, acetic acid, charcoal, coal tar oils, and other useful substances are also ob tained from the same materials. Gassy. Cincinnati capitalists.looking for natural gas, not long ago bought an option on a farm in Findlay, O., for 1)0,000 cash, with the privilege of buy ing outright within six months for 150, 000 more. Wells were put down and gas found, but before the option ex pired the larmer died. Then it was found that the farm was in his wife's name, and that neither the wife nor children knew anything of the 50,000 that had been paid. The speculators could not get the place even for lo0,000. It is supposed that the farmer buried the money paid him. Linemen repairing the telephone wires between Marysville aud Sacramento found that half a mile of wire was miss ing, having been washed away by high water in Bear River. Knowing that the line was needed constantly, and not hav ing wire enough with them, the linemen dragged the ends of the wire to a barbed wire fence near the railroad track and attached them to it. Upon returning to Marysville they asked the employes at tne bank now tne wire was working, and tney said it was doinsr finely. Their mes sages had been passing over a half mile ol barbed wire leuce. a. uENTiiEMAN interested iu tiie com merce of the great lakes says that it is going rapidly to large hulls. Twenty years ago a propeller that could carry 40,000 bushels of grain or 1,000 tons of coal was considered a monster, but there are many now in the trade between Buf falo and Chicago and Cleveland aud Du luth that carry over 100,000 bushels of grain in a single cargo. The Onoko, one of our great iron propellers, takes 120,000 bushels of oats in a single cargo. These large vessels are fast crowding the small er propellers and sailing vessels oil' of the lakes. The United States Ordnance Depart ment has made a computation which shows that when a soldier is equipped with rod, bayonet, rifle and cartridge belt, three days' cooked rations, and 100 rounds of ball cartridges and "kit" of clothing, he carries a total weight of 30 pounds 2.58 ounces. With Springfield rifle, bayonet, scabbard, cartridge boxes and leather belt, clothing, ammunition, etc., the load is 54 pounds 1.8-1 ounces, and with Springfield rifle, bayonet, car tridge belt, clothing, ammunition, etc., the weight is 53 pounds 10.90 ounces. A man weighing 248 pounds fell from the gallery of a Brooklyn theatre into the parquet. The injured' man was believed to have had his skull fractured, for ho struck head fort-most on the hard pol ished floor, and all those who were pres ent supposed that he had died. He was removed to the New York Hnspitid. Strauge to say, however, Swaseland was able to get up from his couch next day and Dr. Haven sent himhome with a friend. He walked out of tho hospital on the arm of tho latter, who took him home. The only member of the Fiftieth Con gress who is not drawing his salary is Mr. Woodburn, the Republican member from Nevada. Mr. Woodburn some time ago departed for Europe, and made ar rangements at the Sergeaut-at-Arms's office to have his drafts honored. But vp to date his certificate of election has not been received at the Clerk's office. Mr. Woodburn is now traveling on the Continent in blissful ignorance of the dishonor of his drafts. The certificate of election was left at Mr. Woodburu's home in Nevada. An ingenious Buffalo man has invent ed a device which he thinks will prevent the spread of lire through elevator shafts. His idea is to erect a stand pipe in one corner of the shaft with branches of per forated pipe of smaller size surrounding the well at each floor. The water can be turned into each of these perforated pipe3 simultaneously by simply pulling a lever at a point remote from the eleva tor, thus filling the shaft with a shower of spray, which, he thinks, will check tho flames at that point. A queeb Persian custom is thus de- s country, Yawo M. "Veesan. In a lecture ho told how the Persian youth was al lowed to take one kiss from his future wife on the eve before their marriage, provided he could find her in a dark room full of other ladies. The ladies were silent and sympathetic when he told how, althouglihe was engaged for three years, he never got one kiss in all that time. A Surprise. An incident has occurred in Berlin which caused some surprise. In one of the principal shops in the Rue de Leipzig a large statue of tho Emper or was exposed. About midday on the birthday of the Emperor a horse that was passing cast a shoe. The shoe went through the window of the shop and fell at the feet of the statue. The inhabi tants of Berlin have rejoiced at this em blem of good luck to the Emperor, A Canadian farmer near Luther was awakened by persons prowling around his house. He and his sons arose and fired shotcuns at a man they saw. He ran and was ioined by two men in sleigh. One of the horses hitched to the sleigh cast a shoe. The farmer picked it up, and by the aid of the blacksmith who made it identified the prowlers, who proved to be neighbors and who paid good sum to keep the thing quiet. Inhabitants of Northern Idaho a comlaim7io- of the tricks in trade of the Chinese, ft. is said that they mix gold dust worth 8 an ounce with that worth 10, and dispose of it at the maximum figure. Besides this, they fail to bum their fine dust sufficiently, thereby re taiiiinar much omcksilver. and also file up silver dollars and mix the filings with the gold. Sued. A New Haven grocer, thinking some one was making too free with his hams, attached a bell to one ot them and when some time afterward ho hear the bell rinrr. he found a neighbor with the Liiiir""3; bis hand. Thereupon he told the man s wife that her husban stole hams, and now the pair have sued him for slander, laying the damages at 100. Near Oakville, W. T., is the burnt stump of a cedar tree, probably the larg est on record. It is a hollow shell, fifty feet high, eighty-seven feet in circum ference, one foot from the ground; sev enty-three, two feet and a half from the ground, and hlty-tour feet eight inches. six feet from the ground. The cavity is twenty-three feet at its largest diameter, Apropos of the boom in the West, it is said that eleven years ago a woman bought forty-three acres of land in Pasa dena, Los Angeles county, Cal., for 40 an acre. She has since sold off ten acres iu small lots at prices ranging from 1,000 to 13,000 an acre, and has been onered 250,000 for the thirty-three acres which still remain in her possession. Two attempts have been made to cut the levees on the Mississippi River. At Laconia Circle a negro was caught in the act and lodged in jail, althou, some disposition was shown to lynch him. When arrested he said that he was tired of work and wanted an over flow, as the Government would then dis tribute rations. Thomas Wight, of Otisfield, Me., who recently died at the age of 90, was called the most eccentric man m the State, Some of this reputation came from the statement that for many years he ate half a pint' of wood ashes every day, They are saitl to have agreed with him for he was never ill a day until his last brief illness. D.W. Keivley aud Miss Birdie Smith, an engaged Idaho couple, snowshoed their way over eighteen feet of snow from Sawtooth to Ketchum, dragging behind them a toboggan on which was a trunk and bundles with their necessary wedding outfit. After the wedding they took the tram at Ketchum for Biackf oot, A drummer traveling through Virginia threw a package that ho did not want out of a car window. Some one think ing the package had been lost from a postal car, picked it up and sent it to the dead letter office at Washington. After a week's search the package was returned to its original owner. WITHOUT INVITATION. An Unceremonious Call Upon Family of Digger Indians. From the Salt Lake Tribune. While dashing furiously along I sud denly felt myself sink into the earth to mv arm pits. At the same instant heard down in the ground the shrieks of human beings women and children. I felt hands clutch at my legs and naked bodies pressing against them. 1 utter ed no sound I was too much frighten ed. I held my breath and shrank with in myself. Every instant I expected to have a knife or spear thrust iuto my body. My feet were on the ground, and without knowing what I was doing, gave a strong push with my breast. I'lndmg something was giving way I plunged forward and up a steep slope of two or three feet, when I found my self bounding like a deer across the level meadow with a great contrivance of basket work suspended from my hips and extending a yard or more on all sides. 1 looked tor all the world as if I had donned a huge hoop skirt. While making a momentary halt, in order to disengage myself from the singular machine Hanging upon me, 1 cast my eyes backward and saw an old woman and three or four naked children scram bling out of the hole from which I had just made my escape. Yelling at the top of their voices, they dashed away as fast as their legs could carry them, mal; ing for the nearest hills. By the time I had pushed by basket skirt down to my heels and stepped out of it, I saw tlozen or more black from tho earth in heads emerging my immediate neighborhood. Seeing the shaggv heads popping up all about me, I darted away at a pace that must truly have as tonished the natives. I think I must have left the village at least five miles behind before I halted. I then threw myself upon the ground too much ex hausted to even loan my gun. "Was it one ot their houses that you had jumped into, uncle ?" here asked a small boy who had been listening with "all his ears. - Yes, boy, the roof of one of their huts. Yont stie the miserable root-dig-rinrr- fropr fj'fc.' Invite live in holes in the ground, just like so many wood chucks. They make a kind of basket- work dome of willow which they place over the Hole and cover with grass and earth by way of roof, and in hot weath er they sometimes strew this roof with green leaves as an additional protect ion from the heat of the sun. The one in which I plunged was so covered, and the frame-work being old and rotten I popped through it easily enough. A Typical California Town. The Red Bluffs (Cal.'i Letter elves this picture: The town is in the heart of by far the vastest wheat field on earth. You kpf miles and leiles of wheat, bags piled Up in little mountains all tho way to San Francisco by the track, waiting for the freight cars. And yet the town does not seem to be overly prosperous. Perhaps I ought to repeat shut it is only one of about a thousand like towns that have set out to "grow up with the country," with very indifferent success. Red Bluil-J has too many pretty rivals perhaps. And perhaps they are all modelled too much alter the same miserably provincial pattern. In these California towns you hear the click-clack of the billiard balls as you enter them. You see some red-faced barkeeper in shirt sleeves bustling about in every one of the dozen or so "sa loons," two or three dead beats leaning over each one of tho many billiard tables, a few old blossomed noses poking about tho corners looking out for some one to treat, a dozen or so of loafers sit ting cocked back on brok en chairs be fore the doors of the "saloons," a lot of big, lazy boys leaning against posts or shade trees, staring at the strangers and smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco, aud that is about all. Tluwe pretty lit tle California towns, for which God liar-, done so much and man so little, fiv all alike, weak, worthless, helpless.' 'J "hey all have tho leprosy, the deadly, dam ning leprosy of la.iiiovi in every bone WHO WOULD BE A BREWER I He Makes Much Money, but he to Earn Every Cent of It. Has From the Providence Journal. The New lrork brewers sold about 4,000,000 ban-els of beer iu 1880, so that at the estimated profit of 1 a barrel they made 5,000,000. This divided among the eighty in thir. neighborhood gives 50,000 apiece; but wlule few made so littl e, many mide a great deal more one having sold nearly 400,000 barrels, and three or four having made over 200,000 barrels or dollars. Many of them live quite grandly, the mansion that one has built fronting the Park be- ins- one of the finest homes in the city, and of course they don't do any manual work; in fact, many of them have their riches forced upon them, and haven't the ability to do the work of the hum blest of their clerks. There is a college in' town for teaching brewing where four boys a year get that education free. The business will grow as the country grows and has grown, so that some of the grad uates may be regarded as certain to be very rich men. Is this a chance to recommend to a youth to strive for? After a long ac ouaintance with many brewers I say de cidedly no. I would not put a boy into the business nor go into it myself under even the most advantageous circum stances. In many respects their riches are earned the hardest of any moneys made in New York. This is not said from a temperance standpoint, but be cause of the lives the brewers have to lead and the things they have to do to make their money. For instance, they are obliged to drink like the suction pipe of a steam engine. Whenever a cus tomer begins business or opens a new saloon or refurnishes an old one, the brewer must come and spend money like water and drink like a fish. It is just tho same when the customer has a wed ding or a christening, or takes a partner, or does anything that furnishes an ex cuse for inviting the brewer around to divide a portion of his profits. He would be stingy if he didn't spend the money, and disrespectful if he didn't drink, and iu either case he would lose his customer. Fancy a man at the head of a great business and posessing great wealth obliged to get drunk four nights a week to keep his business. True, a few don't do it, but employ hail fellows to take their places, yet most of those fellows had to do exactly that iu build ing up their businesses. Then, again, the average New York brewer is at the beck and call of the sa loon keepers in many other ways. They are expected to lend money on every sort of pretence, to go bail for their cus tomers whenever they are arrested and whatever it may bo for, to go to their weddings, christenings, balls, and to subscribe money for every de vice that a liquor dealer can invent to beg for. A Famous Detective. James Jackson, the famous State detec tive, resides in Sing Sing, and is generally in attendance at the prison. Hi3 duties are to examine carefully the face of every convict as he enters, and to scrutinize every visitor in order to prevent any dis charged convict from seeing his pals. Occasionally he has to make long jour neys in pursuit of runaway prisoners or to identify criminals convicted in other States. He never makes a mistake; if once he looks a man in the eye he will know him under any disguise, as he tells his man by the look of his eyes. Once an escaped convict had his nose pared down one-third, but Jackson detected him at once, notwithstanding this remark able change-"of feature. Mr. Jackson is about 5 feet 8 inches in height, about 35 years old, of a light and sinewy build, with black hair and piercing black eyes, and is altogether remarkably handsome, lie knows about 10,000 criminals, and it is simply wonderful that he can distin guish the features of every one. On his long journeys he eats very moderately and always takes one Brandreth pill at night. When much fatigued by the jolt ing of the cars on his tiresome trips he uses two Allcock's Porous Plasters on the small of the back, which give him renewed vigor and quickly relieve him of all weariness. These are the only two remedies he uses, and he attributes his vigor and remarkable health to Allcock's Porous Plasters and Brandreth's Pills. Sing JSinff, A'. Y., Daily llegLter. Brights Disease Increasing'. So many obituary notices of the day contain the phrase, "Blight's disease," that the general impression is that the malady is more common than in former years. Recent statistics would appear to justify this belief. In 1871, accord ing to the New York Bureau of Vital Statistics, Blight's disease was seventh in order of fatality. In 1885 it ranked tilth. Laborers are most subject to the disease, female domestics come next, clerks, salesmen, merchants and house keeX'is follow. These furnish one- tenth of the victims. Ihe rest are dis tributed with no special significance among tne otner occupations, jlu sex the males are in excess of the females, and three-quarters of all the deaths oc cur between twenty-five and sixty-five. The ioreign I torn population supply nearly twice as many cases as native born. Dr. John T. Nagle, Depu.y Registrar of Vital Statistics, says damp ness is a prominent cause of it. Infec tious diseases or anything that inflames the kidneys, are causes direct or remote. It often accompanies heart disease. Albuniinariii do not alwavs indicate the disease. Wilbur Voted Aye. The Minneapolis Journal tells this for a true story : Everybody in Dakota knows Wilbur F. Steel. He was a member of the Leg islature from Steel county. There is an incident in Steele's legislative career that goes very far to show his character istic regard for his wife. He has one fault, however. He takes no stock in woman suffrage except when he is obliged to. On the occasion in question the Woman Suffrage bill was before the House. Major Pickley was champion ing the cause, of tho fair sex in eloquent words when a call was made for a vote, and the Clerk proceeded to call the roll. When Steele's name was reached he rose with the dignity of a Demosthenes and comm enced: "Mr. Speaker, I am sorry that I can not support this bill, but " At that moment a well-dressed lady was seen to bend over the gallery rail, In a loud voice she exclaimed: "W-i-l-b-u-r!" He glanced upward. It was enough. He turned and said: "Mr. Speaker, I vote aye. The lady was Steele's wife. Test of the 110-Ton Gun. The final proof experiment with the first of the great guns for Her Majesty's ship Bonbowtook place at the Woolwich Arsenal butts recently. The loading of the gun, which will be performed on board ship by hydraulics, had to be car- led ont by hand, and was a dimeuitand tedious process, but at length the proof shot, weighing 1,800 pounds, was driven forward of the powder chamber, anil lit octagonal cartridges were packed in" behind it, each weighing 125 pounds, in aggregate ol exactly l,(KX(ponnds. The powder was of a slow burning de scription, technically known as "S. B. Most ot the preceding rounds nave been fired with Wcstphahan brown owdcr, and the. velocities have varied ith the weight of charge Irom feet per second, with a pressure 9.05 tons, to 2,078 feet with 18.7 tous pres sure, un tne gun ncnig ruea n was found that the shot had achieved in ini tial velocity of 2.12H feet per second, ith tho remarkably low pressure of lb.l tons. This velocity is equal to a rate of over 21 miles per minute, or over 1,400 miles per hour. A second round was red with precisely similar results. Titn.-.i: i s a long haul and a short haul, doesn't fieera to be any haul ut f here ;ether. X Revolutionary House Torn Down. The quaint old house in Baltimore that sheltered Washington and was the home so many years of Henry Boss, the old fifer of the Maryland Corps in the battle of North Point, was destroyed to make room for a modem house. Hun dreds of people earned away the old English bricks and bits of the worm eaten wood as relics. The house was 177 years old. Washington spent some time in it, after the Delaware campaign. Lafayette and his army camped in the field, which was opposite the house, and his soldiers used to come to the house to buy milk to make syllabub. The Boss family possess a number of inter esting revolutionary relics, one being a piece of a Hessian standard taken at Tinntm The house had around it a large garden planted in the old style, with gravel walks hedged in with box. At one end of the garden near the house was a tall flagpole, upon which the Am erican flag was raised every September by George Boss to commemorate the battle of North Point. A leading real estate agent private and 111., writes: "I feel it my duty to say of St. Jacobs Oil tbat I lay on my back three months with rheuma tism. I tried it, was cured, and nave never been troubled since." Frof. Brown-Bequard informs his students that death by throat cutting is painless from the moment the skin of tho neck is severed, oTirl flint t.lm Rfiveiin of the larvnx produces complete anaesthesia. Moreover, a blow de livered with violence upon the larynx can pro duce instantaneous death. Mr, T. J. Murphy, 61 Debavoice Place, Brook lyn, N. Y., says: "I was afflicted with sciatic rheumatism aad found St. Jacobs Oil very ef ficacious. Eight principals of tho company that Co 1. Slaplesou has engaged for this season of Italian opera in London are Americans Em ma Nevada, Mine. Hastrieter, Maria Engel oX Chicago, Minnie Hank, Louisa Dotti, Lillian Nordica, Teresa Adams nud Yetta of Phila delphia. Walkinsr down Broadway is very pleant vhen vou feel well, nd T K never felt better"than when his friend asked him how ho prot rid of that seveie cough of h s so speed ly. l'Ah, my boy," said T . "(1. M. D. did it!" And his friend wondered what (i. M. B. meant. He knew it did ntt mean a Good Many Doc- lo:s for T K had tried a dozen in vain. "I have it," said he, jnt hitting the nail on tha head, "you mean Dr. Pierce's uolden Medical Discovery,' or Hold Medal Deserved, as my Jrienrt J S alway dubs it." Sold by Jruggisis. Dr. Cornelius Herz, to whom the French newspapers have lately paid a good deal of attention on account of his remarkable discov eries in electricity, is a New Yorker by birth. We accidently overheard the following dia logue on the street yesterday: Jonc. Smith, why don't you stop that d; gusting hawking and spitting? Smiln. How can I t You know I am a mar tyr to catarrh. J. Do as I did. I had the disease in Its wcrst form but I am well now. N. What did you do for it? J. Iu-e l Dr. Safe's Catarrh Remely. It cured mo and it will cure ycu. S. I've heard of it. and by Jove I'll try it. J. Do so. You'll find it at all the drug store in town. "What is the difference between an angry lover and a jilted maid?" "Give it up." "Why, one is a cross heau, and the other is a cut-lass." Dr. Piercs's "Favorite Prescription" is the debilitated woman's best restorative tonic A rolling stone gathers no moss, but a roll- ing jiiu will gather considerable hair. Joe Howard's "Life of Beecher." Joseph Howard, Jr., the widely known Jonr nalist and intimate fri -ndof Heecher for the Fast fifty years, is writins a life of the great 'reacher and Orator, which will no donbt be the standard work, and one of peculiar interest and value. It is to be brought cut by Hubbard Bros, by subscription, will be finely illustrated and should have an enormous sale. An orche stra very seldom lias more members than its leader can shake a stick at. Fortune's Favorites Are thesa who court fortune tboe who are always locking out for ml inve t gating tbe opportunities that are offered. Send your ad die s to Hallett & Co., Portland, Maine, aad they will mad yo:i frje, f ill particular. abjnt work that, you can do while living at home, wherever you are located, and earn irom 3 to Jii per di y and upwards. Capital not le quired. Yoi are started free. Both sexes. All ."ges. Some have earned over $50 in a single tiay. Ail is new. A Polk county (Ga.) man is living peacefully and happily with his eighth wife. "Royai, Gi.he" mends anything! Broken China, Glass, Wood. Free Yials at Dings & Gro. If afflicted with fore eves use Dr. Isaac Thorn n son's Eye water. Druggists sell at 35c. per bottle Thb beet couirh medicine Is Piso's Cure for Consumption. Sold everywhere. Hoc Liver Disease 1 Mrs. Mary A. McClure, Columbus. Kans.. writes: "I addressed you in November, 1SK4, in repard to my ueaith, being; afflicted with liver disease, heart trouble, aud female weak h'EfiRT Trouble. ness. 1 was advised to use Dr. Pierce s Golden Medical Discovery. Favorite Pre scription and Pellets. 1 of the 'Prescription.' ery, and four of the ' Pleasant Purgative Pellets.' My heaith be gan to improve under the use of your medicine, and my strength came back. My ditficulties have all disappeared. 1 can work hard all day, or walk four or Ave miles a day, and stand it well; and when I began using the medioine 1 could scarcely walk across t.ie room, most of the time, and 1 did not think 1 could ever feel well again. 1 have a little baby girl eight mouths old. .Although she is a little delicate in size and appearance, she is healthy. I give your reme dies all the credit for curing me, as I took no other treatment after beginning their use. I am very grateful for your kiudness, and thank God and thank you that I am as well as I am after years of suffering." Mrs. l. v. Webber, of Yorkshire, Cattaravaus Co.. I ihph 1 a ., writes: 1 wish to say a few words in praise LiVc.il I of your 'Golden Medical Discovery ' and 'Pleasant l rurgativo relicts. rur live years previous to !jJC,;?C I taking them I was a great sufferer; I had a aJIwa.Ktf. B Revere nuin in mv ria-hr. Ride onntinunllv raa unable to do my own work. I am now well aud strong, thanks to your medicines." Chronic Diarrhea Cured. D. Lazarrk, Esq., 275 and S77 Decatur Street, New Orleans, La., writes: "I used three bottles of the 'Golden Medical Discovery,' and it has cured me of chronic diarrhea. My bowels are now regular." Thoroughly cleanse the blood, which is the fountain of health, by using Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, and good digestion, a fair skin, buoyant spirits, and bodily health and vigor will be established. Golden Medical Discovery cures all humors, from the common pimple, blotch, or eruption, to the worst Scrofula, or blood poison. Especially has it proven its efficacy in curing Salt-rheuin or Tetter, Fever-sores, Hip-joint Disease, Scrofulous Sores aud bwellings. Enlarged Glands, and Eating Ulcers. iHDSGESTiCH Rev. F. As bury Howell, Pastor of the M. E. Church, of Hilverton, A'. J., says: "I was af flicted with catarrh and indigestion. Boils and blotches began to arise on the surface of the skin, and 1 experienced a tired feeling and dullness. I began the use of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery as directed by hiin for such complaints, and in one week's Boils, Blotches. time T began to feel like a new man, and am now sound and well. The ' Pleasant Purgative Pellets ' are the best remedy for bilious or sick headache, or tightness about the chest, and bad taste in the mouth, that I have ever used. My wife could not walk across the floor when sho began to take your 'Golden Medical Discovery." Now sho can walk quite a littlo ways, aud do some light work." l fl Jirs. Ida jn. btkoso, or lilP'uOIHT I "My litUe boy bad been Disease. -.1, 1 11.-. , , , 1 I. V . . ... , . . use of vour 'Golden 'Pellets, he was contlned to his bed, and could I not be moved without suffering great pain, liut now, thanks to your ' Discovery,' he is able OOSUkllFTSOIJ, LUHGS, SP3TTBE2G OF BLOOD. OoiiDBS Medical Discovery cures Consumption (which is Scrofula of the Lungs), by its wonderful blood-purifying, invfgora ting and nutritive property's. For Weak Lungs, Spitting e-f Blood, Shortness of Breath, Bronchitis, Severe (.'oughs. Asthma, and k ill' i red affections, it is a sovereign remedy. While it promptly cures the severest Coughs it strengthens the system and purities the blood. It rapidly builds up the system, and increases the flesh and weight of those reduced below tho usual standard of health by wasting uiseasos. Consumption. Mrs. Edward Newtou, of Uarrmcsmith, Ont., writes: " You will ever be praised by me for the remarka ble cure in my case. I was so reduced that my friends had all given me up, and I had also been given up by two doctors. 1 then went to tho best doctor in these parts. He told me that medicine was only a punishment in my case, and would not undertake to treat me. no stuu i iiiignt. cry tou uver oil lr 1 liked, as that was tho only thing that could nossi- UIV'EN UP to Die. I bly have any curative power over consumption so far advanced. I tried tho Cod liver oil as a last treatment, but I was so weak I could not keep it on my stomach. My husband, not feeling sat istled to give mo no vet. thoush ho had bouirht for mo everything he saw advertised for my complaint, procured a quan tity of your ' Golden Medical Discovery.' I took only four bottles, and, to the surprise of everybody, am to-day doing my own work, and am entirely freo from that terrible cough wliich liarrassed me night and day. I have boon alllieted with rheumatism for a uumlwr of years, and now feel so much better that I believe, with a con tinuation of your "Golden Medical Discovery,' I will be restored to perfect health. I would say to those who are falling a prey to that terrible disease consumption, do not do as I did, take every thing else first; but take tho 'Golden Medical Discovery in the early stages of tho disease, and thereby save a great di'al of suf fering and be restored to health at once. Any person who is still in doubt, need but write me, inclosing a stamped, self addressed envelope for reply, when the foregoing statement will bo fully substantiated by me." Ulcer Cured. Isaac 13. Downs, Esq., of Spring YaVev, Rockland Co., N. Y. (P. O. Box 28), writes: "The 'Golden Medi Golden Medical Discoycry is WORLD'S - ttuuprd with the above Don't waste your moner on ft TRtPB HARK. La is ftusoiutoiy icntrr ft na ftrut PB00F, iia win seep yon err In the banlest torn. Ask for the "FISH BRAND" ilicibr and take no other, it yottr store keenar do?. Why did the Women of this country use over thirteen million cakes of Procter & Gamble's Lenox Soap in 18S6? Buy a cake of Lenox and you will soon understand why. Fob Special Ratxs for aYertlsing In this paper apply to tho pobllaher of the paper. VI In the Spring Kearly everybody needs a good medicine. The im- purlttet which have accumulated loJhe blood dur ing the cold months must be expelled, or when the mild daya oome, and the effect of bracing air is loxt( the body Is liable to be overcome by debility or some serious disease. The remarkable success achieved by Hood's Saraparll.'a, and the many words of praise it has received, make it worthy your confidence. Hood's Sarsaparilla "We have used Hood's Sarsaparilla for several years, and feel proud to recommend It as an excel lent f prlng medicine or to be nsed at all times as a blood purifier. For children as Well as grown peo ple we consider It the best. We set aside one bottle for our boy to take In the spring. He Is nine years old and has enjoyed good health ever since we began giving it to hlui." B. F. Qaovsa, Rochester, N. H, That Tired Feeling "I have been troubled with dyspepsia. I bad but little appetite, and In an hour after eating I would experience a falntness or tired, all-gone feeling, as If I had not eaten anything. Hood's Sarsaparilla gave me an appetite, aDd my food relished and sat isfied the craving I had previously experienced. It relieved me of that faint, tired, all-gone feeling." a. A. Page, Watertown, Mas. Hood's Sarsaparilla Sold by all druRftlst. t ; six for S. Prepared only by C. L HOOD CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass. IOO Doses One Dollar COCKLE'S ANTI-BILIOUS PILLS, THE GBEAT ENGLISH REMEDY For Liver, BHe, Indigestion, eto. Free from He eury ; contains only fure Vegetable Ingredients Agent: C. N. CRITTENTO.X, New fork. READ THE FOLLOWING LETTER From a Well-known Gentleman of lock port, and ex-President of the New York State Pharmaceutical Association i Lockport, N. Y April 16, 188a. Pardee Medicine Co ; Gents : In reply to your communication of April 15th, I take pleasure in stating that for years physicians and druggists have been trying to secure a remedy for these obstinate and painful complaints, such as neuralgia, rheumatism and nervous headaches, to which every ono is liable who lives in this climate, and until quite recently the efforts of both chemist and doctor have been unsuccessful; but I am pleased at last that such a remedy is found in the compound of Dr. Pardee's Rheu matic Remedy. I recommend it to all who are suffering with rheumatism. I have yet to hear of the first case of rheumatism which it has not greatly relieved, and where the remedy has been used as directed, nearly ev ery case has been permanently cured. Respectfully yours, F. K. SWEET. Syracuse, N. Y. Dear Sirs : I have been troubled with rheniatism for the last five years, and until I heard of Dr. Pardee's Remedy I had no rest After hearing of it I procured some of my druggist, and am now entirely free from the disease. Respectfully yours, MRS. ETTA HALE, 30 Baker Street. Jordan, N. T. Gents : For ft year past I have been badly afflicted with rhematism, at times very bad, and for a month before I commenced using vour remedy could hardly sleep nights. One bottle of Dr. Pardee's Rheumatic Remedy re lieved me of the pain, and I now sleep as well as well as ever, and feel like recomend ing it to all who are thus afflicted. Yours truly, MRS. ANN DARLING. Ask your druggist for Dr. Pardee's Remedy and take no other. Price, $1 per bottle ; six Dottles, fa. Pardee Medicine Co.. Rochester. IT. Y. deSIECAlS-AWARDED-TO mi Fl Cnrw Plenriiy, Rhenmatlam, Lnmbaro, th Chest nd U Aches aad Strai&a, Bswar. of lE'utlons under shnflar aonndtog- names, ik roa ilBXSOM'S Axn TASK MO OTasa. THg-BEST-IKIHEWOKLD I used one bottle five of th 'Discov -lain M Geker&l Debility. Medical Discovery' and 'Pellets' have cured me of all thesa ailments and I cannot say enough in their praise. I must also say a word in reference to your 'Favorite Prescription,' as it has proven itself a most excellent medicine for weak females. It has been used in my family with excellent results." Dyspepsia. James L. Colby, Esq., of Yucatan, Houston Co, Minn., writes: "I was troubled with indigestion, and would eat heartily and grow Door at the same time. I exneriennod )icrtinirn. sour stomach, and Invigorates the System. done in the same length of time in my life. I never took medicine that seemed to tone up the muscles and invigorate the whole system equal to your ' Discovery ' and ' Pellets.' " Dyspepsia. Theresa A. Caps, of SpHiiffftW, Mo., writes: "I was troubled one year with liver complaint, dyspepsia, and sleeplessness, but your 'Golden Medical Discovery' cured me." Chills and Fever. Rev. H. E. Moslet, Montmnrenci, S. C. writes: "Last August I thought I would die with chills and fever. I took your Discovery ' aud it stopped them in a very short time." I am hnmv to m. and can walk with the help of crutches. JTo docs not suffer any pain, and can eat and sleep as well as any one. It has only been about threo mouths since ho commenced using your medicine. I cannot find words with which to express my gratitude for the benefit he has received through you." A Terrible Affliction. covering the whole of the lower limbs from feet to knees, then attacked the elbows and became so severe as to prostrate ber. After being treated by several physicians for a year or two she commenced the use of the medicine mimed above. Hhe soon began to mend and is now well and hearty. Mrs. Poole thinks the medicine has saved her life and prolonged her days." Mr. T. A. Ayres, of East Aew Market, Vorchcster County, Md vouches for the above facts. uiinworrn, jna., writes: troubled with hip-joint I . 11 . 11 111. V 1,1111111 1111 1. bUt? Medical Discovery' and to be up all tho time, cal Discovery' has cured my daughter of a very bad ulcer located on the thigh. After trying almost everything without success, we procured three lttles of your 'Discovery, which healed it up perfectly." Mr. Downs continues: Consnmption and Heart Disease. "I also wish to thank you for tho remarkable cure you have effected in my ense. Wasted to A Skeleton. took five months' treatment in all. The first two months I was almost discouraged: could not perceive any favorable symptoms, but the third month I began to pick up in flesh and strength. I cannot now recite how, step by step, the signs and realities of returning health gradually but surely developed themselves. To-day I tip the scales at ono hundred aud sixty, and am well and strong. Our principal reliance in curing Mr. Downs' terrible disease was the " Golden Medical Discovery." writes discontinued it." Bleeding from Lungs. Joseph Sold bj Druggists. Trice $1.00 per Bottle, or Six Bottles for $5.00. DISPENSARY MEDICAL. ASSOCIATION, Proprietors, . No. 663 main Street, BlTFAtO, N. Y, Is The Rest Waterproof Coat: mr Maae. (mm or rubber coat Th FIRU BRANT) BLTCKFTs MASON & HAH SOLD Send for Catalogue, it pp., 4tO, nil. IMPROVED UPRIGHT PIANOS The new mode of piano construction invented by Mason A Hamlin in 1882 has been fully proved, many excellent experts pronouncing it tbe "great est improvement made in pianos of the century." For full information, send for Catalogue. hacc;; ic CAMir.i cmx ans piano co.j B3ST0K. IC4 TriBOat C' HXW TCK. it Zut llti & -w- ?,5T 1 LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S o COMPOUND OFFERS THB SUREST REMEDY F03 THB I ' -4 PAINFUL ILLS AND DISORDERS SUF FERED BY WOMEN EVERYWHERE. It relieves pain, promotes regular and healthy reenrrence of periods and is a great help to jronng girls and to women pait maturity. It strengthen the back and the pelvic organs, bringing relief and comfort to tired women who stand all day in home, shop and factory. - Leucorrboea, Inflammation, Ulceration and Dis placements of the t'terut have been cured by H, as women everywhere gratefully testify. Begulal physicians often prescribe it. Sold by all Druggists. Trice $1.00. Mrs. PinkhanVs "Guide to Health" mailed to an) lady sending stamp to tbe Laboratory, Lynn, Maf a, M A PRY 1 The C'nrreKiFomlent, "it 8-in IvIMnn I iitiirr, devotiii to man i&e.coutaius about H 0 requt Hta iu earh issue for corn nnoiidnutts. r o charge lur advertising. Mailed Imnnthn for lite, silver. Address The Correspond nt, Cincinnati, O. REttULATE Bowels & Purify Blood. Pr. Baird' Blood Granules, ffikv ; b hoxea, t. Of druKKlHU; or by mail, prepaid. 1b. Bajbu, WaBhintftoii.Ji.J. 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Bamples worth Jl.SO FRP.K Ines not ui;ler the home's feet. Address Bkawster's Safety Rim Holdkb, HoIIj.aIicd. Jnq and 31ortli f3Qto!riaya.Uerc E.Jtnallraru. J I and iHortiliiiiA Habit cured In 1 elr to Itnii patients cnredl . jjr. AjarBU.vu;ucy,ilioa nnillSSHabltCu red. Treatment sent on trial. HI lUlil Human K Remedy Co., LaFayette, Ind. TTIltK.S' IMPROVED ROOT BEER PACK XI AGES, '.c. M ikes 3 t'."Ukms of a oelleloua sparkliiiir temperance b-veraK. strengthens anil ' iifla. ih. l.i.ul It. mtrirv uiirl nlfc&.r nf flavor commend It to a!L Sold everywhere. TRY IT. Qna Aaent(Uerchant onlylwanted in every townfol four "Tanslll's Punch " are the best .10. clears wa ever bandied. Olas:ott A Bkaqo, Monroe, wis. We think, without doul.t. that your Tanstll'a Punch" are the finest 5c. cigars we h ive ever had. Wa. J . Davis & Co., Drugxuts, Worcester, alius. Address R. W. TANKI f.Tj ifc CO.. Chicago. to Soldiers A Heirs. Bendstams for Circulars. COL. L. BINtfc 3 ti& 11AM, Atf y. WasliiUsitoa. Ir. ft- HORTH AND JS'A'i FSrf&lZli?. ilURtimmprocured all pupils when competent end iorcircular. W . 1J. bailee Oswego, IN.!. IOO ' 60LD' STYLES lisO' orm OFO JfSzltrr EASY (- ORGAN3 yi..JjLf I H1RS $22. , SYSTEM v3f y Mrs. Pahmet.ia Brcudage, of 161 Lock Street Lockport, N. 1". writes: " I was troubled with chilis, nervous and general debility, with frequent sore throat, and my mouth was badly cankered. My liver was inactive, and I suffered much from dvsneDRia. I am nleosed to snv that vonr 'Golden many other disagreeable symptoms common to that disorder. 1 commenced taking your 'Golden Medical Discovery' and ' Pellets, rand I am now entirely free from the dyspepsia, aud am, in fact, healthier than I have been for five years. I weigh one hundred and seventy oue and one-half pounds, and have done as much work the past summer as I have ever EL Skin Disease. The" Democrat nnd Xwa," of Cambridge, Maryland, says: "Mrs. ElizA Ann Poole, wife of Leonard Poole, of H'ti UamKliury, LiorchcMi r Oi., 31d., has tieen cured of a bad case of Eczema by using Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. Tho disease ap peared first in her feet, extended to the knees. for inreo years i naa suuerea iruui mat terri ble diseuso, consumption, arid heart disease. Before consulting you 1 hud wasted away to a skeleton: could not sleep nor rest, and many times wished to die to be out of my misery. I then consulted you, and you told fne you had hopes of curing mc, but It would take time. I F. McFabiand, Esq., Athens, T.a., Mv wife had freuuenr. hliHm. f...... ine nings neiore sue commenced using your Golden Medical Discovery.' She has not had any since its use. For some six months she has been feeling so Weil that sho has ACENT9 WANTED for the LIFE Of HENRY P.J BEECHER ii'l'fir?;,- w "onlpan.-ompl.-t History ?'.r".-"? ork f,m th 1 r.nlte to the lira., ulk win ail sin.r. Ill t. 1. The HK.-T .11.1 f llktl'Wr el - PILES ! W" PHoVintmen! in. liT-Iri! willeurs any caaa of lira. rn. file. on?.. IDi . . tald. f .In .aid. S-l.SO'.i . . 1: : 1. 111w11.nr jars v r.r.. I'lioe per box. ftOo. an.) a ' i 'r. " y-"saiiq, HJBI riflo's Romciiy for Cfttirrh Is the -uoivoi iu (. se, ana ititmpwtt. SoM by drnfftf et or t,t by maiL wo. l, UsMtjHu.. Worreii, 1