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NOTABLE EVENTS RECORDED IN THE PAPERS. A Narrow Escape Reclaimed Land Jones and Johnson A New Maine Law-Voudoo, Etc., Etc. G. W. Drum, of San Francisco, who is 74 years oM, and white haired and white bearded, has just re turned from Xew Mexico and west ern Texas, whore he spent the sum mer coUeetiu insects. He collected 3,000, and will sell them to collectors, collesres, and schools. He has been hunting bugs since 1874, and has had some queer adventures. He thus de scribes a couple: "Twice I escaped from the Apaches miraculously. I was catching insects one day in a little brush patch on the Rutoa Mountains. I had just risen up, when I saw a big ludiau looking down into my net. He strode away. That night four wood choppers irnn a mile away from me were killed. I was left unharmed. One day I went on top of a high knoll in the Whetstone Mountains, where there was a spring to get a drink. Brush surrounded it, and when I stepped to the edge of the spring I saw rive Indians sitting there. I couldn't back out, so I asked for their tiu cup, drank, and came away. They killed four or live whites near at hand, but didn't bother me. They took me for some sort of a medicine, man, with my nets for insect catching, and on ac count of my white hair and beard, and that's why 1 escaped. " Is Providence there are two men who look very much alike, and who may be called Jones and Johnson. Jones is a rather influential member of a congre- fration presided over bv new pastor. who, soon after his installation, started our, witu a subscription paper in a worthy cause. He met Johnson on the street. "Oh, my dear Mr. Jones," said he, "I have been told that you are interested in this cause. I hope that you will give freely." "Certainly," said JohnsoD, who was quick-witted. "Put me down for 100." Days passed and Jones didn't send the money; so the parson called at his office, and" said he'd be glad to have the money. "What money?" asked Jones. "Why the 8100 that you subscribed." Jones couldn't remember any such subscription; but he did remember about that time he was on a quiet and very private spree. Could he have met the pastor then and subscribed? Possibly, and so, rather than confess his weakness to his pastor, he paid the 100. The other day the writer was on the road to Farmers ville, Canada, and had had to wait some time at the Elbe toll- gate, which was blocked up by a wagon with a hayrack. As we finally droronp and handed over our 4 cents the old lady in charge of the gate said: "If you'll wait long enough I'll tell vou why that man was so long here. You see, this morning he went past with a load of hay so large that it would not go through the gate. To help him out of trouble my husband and myself got rails from the fence and fixed up the side of the road so he could drive around the gafr, and he got by without uuiumimg. vt nen ne came back just now he refused to pay more than one way, as he said he had only gone through the gate once. What do you think of that i" asked the old lady, as we drove on. It isn't always safe to play jokes on watchmen. Some smart young New Haven men thought they'd have fun with Private Watchman Wilcox. One told him that suspicious men were around, so he got out his revolver and sat down outside the building. Two sTisH iiously acting men came along, ii i I one of them, after a moment's con versation with Wilcox, snatched the re volver and ran. That's where he made a mistake, for the watchman had a shot gun by the side of him and he drove a load of shot into the runner's legs, bringing him to a halt in a hurry. Then he was recognized as one of the young mvu uoiunuQi tnai it would bo a big joke to disarm the watchman. The doctors haven't picked all the shot out ot His legs yet An engineer who has been studying the question of irrigating unreclaimed land in Nevada says that there is enough water in Lake Tahoe to irrigate 1,000,000 acres, and he believes that the water can be taken out of the lake by means of a gigantic iron siphon a mile and a half loDg. The lake is 400 feet above Carson Valley, and the power generated by the consequent enormous water pressure could be utilized by all sorts of manufacturing establishments, and by a system of check valves the water could be taken out anywhere be tween the highest point of the lake and the lowest part of the valley. This en gineer thinks that it is only a question of time when, by some plan like this, all the lands of Nevada will be re claimed. A soveii craft is being built in Mon treal. It is a steam catamaran, each of the cigar-shaped hulls being of steel, sixty-fivefeet long, and built in two compartments one beinar for water ballast and the other for stove coal oil, which will be used for fuel, Two vertical engines will furnish the power to two propellers, which are so arranged that they will lift themselves out of the way when the hulls strike floating ice or other obstacles. The boat can be taken apart and packed on a ship, and is intended for whale and walrus hunting in the Arctic regions. xt wm carry a oatimg gun and a pow- enui electric Dattery. Mr. Jones, with his wife and child. iiveu liappuy ana prosperously in a little home in Nanticoke, Pa., until re cently, when an old woman called at their house and demanded food. The hideousness of the woman's appearance frightened Mrs. Jones and she slammed the door in her face. The old hag cursed the family and went away. A few days later Mr. Jones became sick, and has not been able to work since; their child became sick also, and at last the wife, their money being exhausted, called on Burgess Powell, and said she thought they had been "vondooed," and wanted aid to return to their home in England. As Mrs. A. E. Bentstt, of Paynes ville, Minn., was returning home in the evening she was followed bv a wild mink, which trotted after her like a dog without manifesting fear or an offensive disposition. When Mrs. Bennett reached her house she held open the door and awaited developments. His minkship hesitated a moment, and then dashed through the doorway and up two flights of stairs, ainl proceeded to make him self at home. A eagre was procured for the strange put, and it is now as tame as a kitten with the members of the household, although it resists the ad vancement of strangers. A Dditrm newspaper, telling of the power of the magnetic iron ore of that vicinity, says that the miners have to wear moccasins, because the ore draws all the tacks from their boots; that houses near the miues have to be built with woo.len pins or bolts, because the iron draws the nails; that a wild duck that had inadvertently swallowed a few hairpins was stopped in its flight over the mines, drawn earthward, and made a prisoner, and that persons with too much iron in their blood are so magne tized that they sleep in a trance. The Taylor (Tex.) paper says: A man with picket knives, walking sticks and throwing rings struck town this week and opened business. After a lengthy discussion with our Mayor, Dr. Treadgill, the doctor agreed to take three dozen and a half throws of the rings in lien of the city license, and forthwith took off his coat and buckled down to the game with a vim. As a re sult the city's treasury is now enriched by five two-bladed pocket-knives and a sky-blue walking-stick with a brass mon key for a handle. Somk years ago, an a punishment for certain political offenses, a Tibetan Lama was informed by the Emperor of China that after his death his soul would not be permitted to revisit this world. But on the Lama's death recently his pupils besought the Emperor to with draw his interdict. Yielding to their solicitations, the soul has been allowed to reappear iu the person of a baby. Tlia Mauolju. residents of fibel now up- j peal on behalf of this infant for the res titution of all the deceased saint's pos thumous honors. For years Indian arrowheads have been found in such numlers on the shores of Bantam Lake, in Connecticut, that antiquarians thought that a battle must have been fought there once. Be cently workers digging there found cor roboration of the battle theory in the form of bones of men mingled with rare Indian weapons. Apparently the men had been buried in a sitting posture, aud one grave, by its unusually large collection of weapons, indicated that its occupant had been a chief or mighty warrior. A I. ad in Pasadena, Cal., was advised by his physician to dig in the eartli ns a way of ex rcise and bettering his health. Ho followed the advice, and now has a well over 100 feet deep on his father's lot. He dug every shovel full of the earth himself, and 'with his own hands car ried it all from the bottom of the well to the surface. Thb worst enemy of the California tarantula is a big insect, something like a wasp, only much larger, which at tacks the monster spider whenever it sees him. Almost invariably these wasps sting the tarantula to death in a short time, and then tear the body in pieces and carry it away. Kansas is trying to encourago silk production and has, by act of Legisla ture, established a station where eggs will be distributed and reelers educated. len acres have been set out with mul oerry trees ana niteen reels are now running, producing, it is said, excellent silk. A WOMAN'S STORY. Ntna Van Zandt Tells Why Married Spies by Proxy. She From the Cincinnati Gazette. Nina Van Zandt was interviewed. While the reporter was talking with her an old man came in with a petition m his hand. She took it eagerly aud scanned it quickly, and then stood up oesaie the old man and turned sideways. "Won't you sign the petition f " said the old man, entirely ignorant as to whom he was speaking. "I sign it," Baid she. "It would do you no good; it would do you great harm; my name is Spies." The old man started, but said nothing. "How are you getting on?" she asked. Do you get many signers, and what do they say V' And then she moved away, looking at the paper and slowly shaking her head. As he went out of the door she said "Just think, he is over sixty years old and is going about with that petition." Continuing she said: "I wonder If those opposed to it think they will stop this movement of the working people f Of course we feel that for the move ment itself the death of those seven condemned men would accomplish much. Would not their blood be always fresh ening it up like the rain upon grass," and she put out her hand and with a pretty motion waved it upward. " 'A conspiracy ?' Yes, that is what they call it; it is only on a conspiracy charge that they could convict any one of mur der, yet at the meeting four Droved an alibi for the Haymarket meeting; and then there were some in the conspiracy who, it was proved, had never known each other; they have only become ac quainted since they have been in jail together. Oh, the childishness of the whole thing makes one sick at heart. The terror that was inspired in the peo ple right after the Haymarket meeting was areaaiui, ana that leelmg has been fed and nursed and kept brightly burn ing ever since. For months after the meeting policemen found bombs under the sidewalks. Now, as the directions for making bombs had been published broadcast, in all sorts of publications, is it not possible that those interested in having the bombs found there could also have put them there. Then it was so very strange that the police used to find bombs under the railroad tracks, and juBt about three minutes before trains came along, and on tracks where the trains had been running all the time, and where it was impossible for any one to place them there in the intervals without those who did find them seeing those who had placed them on the track. "But that was not the most singular performance at all. Judge Gary's court was closed for the summer, and the chil dren of the janitor were accustomed to play there. They had left one of the tin balls to hoi 1 twine, such as you see in every grocery store. WThen the court room was opened the tin twineholder was found, and it was said that a bomb had been placed in Judge Gary's court. The reporters visited the room, there appeared in the morning papers two columns of description of this bomb, with head-lines so large," and she point ed to the largest type in the newspaper she held in her hand. "In the evening papers there were six lines saying that it was a mistake about a bomb being found in Judge Gary's court, but how many of those who had read the two columns with their big headlines ever saw the modest six lines of contradic tion ? The reporters go to the jail and ask the jailor 'Has Nina been here to day?' Not Mrs. Spies; not Miss Van Zandt, but just 'Nina. We had never thought about marrying until we knew what the fate of my husband would be; but a new Sheriff went in and it was given out that only blood relatives would be admitted to eee the condemned an archists; that none merely friends could see them. And for more than a week it was so, and then, and only then, did we think of a marriage which alone would give me the right to visit him. His mother and I do not stay long, hardly more than fifteen minutes, because that hour is the only time he has for exer cise, and we feel he must have some chance to stretch his arms, for the cell is so small he cannot put them out to their full length." Elie Gentle Hand. Roscoe Conkling sat in a New York theatre the other evening. A hand was laid on his shoulder from behind. It belonged to a certain highly-fashionable matron of his acquaintance, but it was a large organ, notwithstanding that it had never done any labor. "Yes, 6ir," said Conkling, mistaking it for the hand of a man. Then his eye fell on the feminine sleeve attached to it, and he confusedly murmured, "I beg your pardon." "Oh, no offence, I assure you," the lady good humorediy responded. Mr. Conkling then Baid: "This re minds me of an actual case in which a mistake in the gender of a hand brought aliout a divorce riuit. A wife had a large hand, and it happened one even ing that she sat with her husband and several others on a rural veranda. The husband was smoking a cigarette, and as it was very dark indeed, the wife took it from him for a surreptitious whiff. Now right alongside the couple, sat a flirtation girl. She and the man were on sentimental terms, but until now quite unknown to the woman. The well-developed hand of the wife, with the cigarette, chanced to swing into contact with that of the girl, who took hold of it, thought from its size it was the husband's felt convinced of it by the cigarette and thereupon pressed it to her hps, rapturiously believing that she was that she was taking a safe op portunity of the darkness. The eyes of the wife were opened, metaphorically if not physically; she watched the pair for a few days, and an action for a divorce was soon instituted." For Whooping Cough. A beady expedient for the relief of the distressing cough occasioned in children in case of whooping cough is this, says Dr. Foote's Iliultt Monthly. Drop oil of turpentine on the pillow where the fumes will be inhaled while sleeping, and during the convulsive cough, hold a handkerchief before the child's face, with fifteen or twenty drops on it. Miss Mary WTakef1eld swam ashore with a child from a burning steamer off Charlevoix, Mich. She seized the little child's clothes in her mouth and declin ing aid of a rescuing boat, reached tho shore unaided. The Secretary of the Treasury has been requested to give her a medal or some oilier similar testimonial. MOUSE AND HIS TELEGRAPH. The Instrument that Made His For tune Preserved at A Museum. A Washington letter says: The Na tional Museum here has one of the first locomotives in the country, aud I think it has the one upon which Peter Cooper anted as engineer. Here is the original Morse telegraph instrument, and it was on this instrument that the first tele graphic message in the world was sent. This bine ran from Washington to Balti more, and the first words were: "Wrhat hath God wrought V Shortly after the line was completed there was a po litical convention held at Baltimore, which nominated a President and Vice-President. The Vice-Presidential candidate was at Washington, and he was Silas Wright, then Uni ted States Senator. He telegraphed a declination of the nomination, but the convention would not trust the tele graph on such an important matter, and they camo to Washington to persuade him to accept the second place on the ticket with Polk. He refused, however, and Dallas was nominated. Morse eventually made a fortune out of the telegraph, and in 1859 some of the foreign powers made him a present of 80,000. The King of Prussia gave him a gold snuffbox, and he received a present from the Sultan of Turkey of a decoration, belonging to the court, of diamonds. Still, while his bill was be fore Congress, he said one day that he had enough money to pay his board and get out of Washington if the bill did not pass. It was passed the last day of the Congress of 1843, and it gave him 30, 000 to build au experimental line be tween Washington and Baltimore. He first tried to put the wire in a lead pipe in the ground, but finally adopted the pole system which is now in use. To show how little the people then knew of the telegraph, no less a man than the Secretary of the Treasury asked Mr. Morse "how large a bundle could be sent over the wires, and he wanted to know whether it might not be possible for the United States mail to be carried by them. A Congressman brought a bundle of dirty shirts to the telegraph office in the Capital and wanted them sent to Baltimore for wash ing. Dolly Madison sent a message to a friend of hers in Baltimore and the telegraph was the great excitement of the hour. Morse at this time offered his whole right in the patent to the Government for 100,000, and was, for tunately for him laughed at and re fused; It was upon this that the Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Company, during the time it was fighting the Western Union, based its claim to be the oldest telegraph company in the world in that it held this bine between Washington aud Baltimore upon which messages were first sent. Now the United States has 164,954 miles of telegraph wire in stead of forty, and it surpasses the other countries of the world in its telegraphic business. The whole world has more than 600,000 miles of telegraph lines, or enough to put a wire twenty-four times around the whole world and have some thousands of miles to spare. China has only 944 miles of wire, and when you consider that its population is perhaps six times that of the United states you can see what immense opportunity is open to such a scheme as that of Whar ton Barker and Mitkiewicz. China has just 22.100 mile of wire to every 1,000 square miles of territory. Belgium, on the other hand, which has perhaps the most telegraph wire in proportion to its territory, has one-half mile of wire to each square mile of territory, and France has one-third of a mile of wire to each square mile of her area. In all Europe there is not much more than twice the amount of telegraph lines that there are in the United States, and we send about 70,000,000 messages a year to half that number of persons in Great Brit ain. Japan is rapidly increasing as a tele graphic nation, and it sends more than 3,000,000 messages a year. It is its ac tivity in this regard that has stirred up China, and I am told by travelers that the enterprise of the Japanese is having great influence upon their Chinese neighbors. The Printer. There is a printer in this town, says the N. Y. Evening Sun, who has con tracted the habit of tarrying too long at the bar. On pay days when he goes into a saloon he carefully places nine tenths of his money in one pocket and keeps the remainder handy in case he meets friends. The other night he went home in a condition which was some what lamentable, in the opinion of his wife. In his dazed and partially coma tose state he abstracted four silver dol lars from his wages and hid them, so that he should have a small surplus dur ing the week of which his wife would be ignorant. On awaking in the morn ing he had an indistinct remembrance of having taken a timely precaution the previous evening, but he could not re member where he had hidden the money. He searched under the pillow, ran his hand under the sheet, examined the mattress.but his search was in vain. "Did you see anything of a silver dollar in my pockets ?" said he to his wife. "No.'f was the reply. "All the change I got from your pockets was 15 cents." The printer reached under the bed to get his shoes. As he pulled them out there was a slight jingle, which attract ed his wife's attention. "What's that?" said she, "Oh, nothing," lie replied. Before he could interfere she grabbed the shoe and turned it up on the table, when four silver dollars rolled out. She quietly picked them up and pocketed them. Turning to him with a withering look, she said: "Here's 25 cents for you. When you want any more come to me." The Life-SaTing Service. The Government at Washington has jnst issued the customary volume em bracing the acts and the progress of the Life-Saving Service for the last official year. The report is striking and valu able. It shows, to begin with, that at the close of the time covered there were 211 life-saving stations upon our sea and lake coasts; that 323 disasters befell documented vessels during the year; that on board those vessels were 2,726 persons, and that 2,6'J9 were saved of that number and 27 lost. These statis tics of the immediate past are accom panied by a vast collection of others of a comprehensive and instructive char acter. A general suummary of the latter shows that since the introduction of the present system, November 1, 1871, to the close of the fiscal year, June 30, 1886, the total number of disasters has been 3,385: the total value of vessels wrecked, 30,733,495; the total value of cargoes, 18,643,754; the total value, therefore, of property invoived, 58, 377,249: the total value of property saved, 41,449,257; the total value of property lost, 16,9279,92; the total number of persons involved, 28,093; and the total number of lives lost, 486. Herald. A Boomerang Joke: While Mr. C. B? Lewis (M. Quad) of the Detroit Free Preen, who has been on a visit of a week to Enfaula, Ark., was sitting in front of the St. Julien Hotel, in conversation with a local newspaper man, they were approached by a stran ger from the country, who asked: "Which is M. Quad?" "This is," Mr. Lewis answered, point ing with a smile to the local newspaper man. "All right," said the stranger, ad dressing the Eufahin, "I heerd you wuz in town, an' I've walked fourteen miles ter day jist ter get er chance to lick yer." It appears that the countryman had once written a communication to M. Quad, the plans and specifications of which the humorist criticised or made fun of, and so won the countryman's lasting enmity. After the affair the two scribes rescued their tall hats from the sand, and arm in arm they went up the street, while tho coun tryman was recovered and detained long enough to be fined 4 and costs for as sault and battery. Mr. Lewis left this af ternoon for Troy, Ala, NEWS AND NOTES FOR WOMEN. Basques are longer on the hips than heretofore. Morning sacques of cashmere are made with full vests of surah. Velvet and plush are very fashionable materials for rich wraps. Ruby cut garnets are favorite stones for jewelry in common use. A high-class college for women is to be established at Denver, Colo. Braiding appears on many of the new cloth dresses and walking jackets. Tinsel threads have been introduced on fancy cloths which are intended for use upon bonnets. A Iowa girl fainted away three times in succession On being voted the hand somest lady in the county. There are in Paris about eight thou sand artists of the brush, of whom nearly three thousand are women. French women of means affect the study of astronomy and are having observato ries erected in their gardens. Some of the new sealskin toques are higher than heretofore, and have an extra fulness set in plaits on one side. Plaid velvet is seen on some very stylish millinery this season and on children's hats it is most appropriate. The dyed blue and silver fox furs are less sought for than last season, dark, long-haired furs being . the popular choice. The plain skirts of the new dresses are composed of straight breadths, which are set on to the closely gored foundation skirts in flounce fashion. Polonaises are steadily growing in favor, and a somewhat modiiied fcrm of the princess dresses is also noted in some of the new wool costumes. An effective trimming for cloth cos tumes consists of appliques of plush or velvet in leaf or flower designs, which are outlined with soutache braid. While it is true that the tournure is to be modified, it is equally true that all the stylish French costume have the steels which form a graceful light tournure. A wide necktie of fancy ribbon is worn with the wide collar as a finish. Cuffs of linen worn outside the sleeve are also an aesthetic fashion set by English young women. A face wreath of fine flowers will still be the most stylish front trimming for the new bonnets. The crown is in soft plaited folds laid either crossways or straight. Georgia lays claim to be the first state in the Union to employ a woman in the clerical department of the Legislature, and the first to give a collegiate diploma to a woman. A new fabric among the silks shown this season is peau de soie and its lustre Is not unlike that of a rich twilled Lyons satin. All colors and black are woven in peau de soie. According to the correspondents the Princess of Wales rides whichever side of the horse that happens to suit her, and claims that she finds relief in the alteration of position. The kilt suit of black velvet is the favorite for very small bays. The collar and cuffs are of lace, the soft knottel silk necktie pale rose, blue, canary yellow, or bright red, dotted with white. Wide bands of Stitching on the backs of kid and buede gloves appear again this season. They are popular because they diminish the apparent size of the hand, and make it look narrower. Irish poplins are being revived in both Scotch and French plaids, and also in the blue and green Prince of Wales plaid. These are used for kilt skirts and draperies to be worn with cloth basques. Swiss muslins with large figures em broidered at intervals are stylish and will be worn by young girls the coming season over light green, pale apricot and the delicate 3elft blues the coming season for evening wear. An English contemporary is authority for the remarkable statement that a Lon don furrier recently manufactured a moleskin coat for a lady, whi h entirely enveloped the wearer, and in which he used between 6,000 and 7,030 skins. A ridiculous fashion is the carrying of directoire canes by bridesmaids in Eng land. The bouquet is tied on to their ebony and silver walking stick instead of being carried in the hand or sliiiio over the arm in a graceful weath as was the spring fashion. Sicilienne and Bcngaline silk polon aises over plush or velvet t.kirt3 are the features of some dressy toilets. These silks drape as gracefully as woolen ma terials, and ate so arranged that the rich fabric of the skirt is revealed at the sides for its entire length. M. Louise Thomas and Elsie P. Buck ingham are two women of business. The first is one of the most successful bee-raisers iu the country, and it is said that her bees produce 10,000 pounds of honey yearly. The other is the success ful manager of a fruit farm of several hundred acres, in California, and advises all women who can to take up this line of business. Li Ting Fish Swimiiunjr in Oil. A letter from the town of Albert Lea, Minn., to the New York .Sun says that while two men in the employ of a Mr. Hazard were digging at the' base of a small hill they noticed a sudden increase in the oily deposit of a sn.all stream. They dug into what seemed to be a nat ural oasin in a cieft formed by two large rocks. The excavation made was rapid ly filled with a thin, yellowish oil, and after the hole had been cleared of debris it filled quite rapidly with oil, wh'ch spouted in thin jets from the sides of the basin. A blast was necessary for further de velopments. This made an opening two feet wide in the side of the basin, show ing a large cavernous hole, from which proceeded a strong smell of oil. It was some time before the men dared to enter, being afraid of an explosion, but a safety lamp was procured from an o.'l coal miner, who also volunteered to explore. He was gone but a few moments when he returned and called for a pail. This was furnished, and he re-entered the cavern. When he came out he had the pail full of the thin, yellowish oil. which, free fromdirt, was clear and translucid. But a greater surprise was at. hand. There appeared to be something living in the oil. Closet exam'naiion showed that there were at least fifty small fish swim ming about in the oil, as lively and un concerned, apparently, as a speckled trout in his native stream. The fish averaged from an inch to two inches long. They were of a bright yellow color, and without scales. They resem bled the fish of the river in Jlammoth Cave in that they had no eyes. In all other respects save those mentioned they were like the common minnow. Several pounds of this wonderful vari ety of the finny tribe were taken out. An old Frenchman, who w; s once engaged in the sardine fisheries off the coast of France, prepared some of the fish for the table, and declared them to be equal to the best sardines. Several scientific gen tlemen are now analyzing and experi menting with the oil, with a view of as certaining its value. The Heart of Napoleon. "I noticed," writes Mr. J. II. Duncan, fromKedmuir Hants, "a paragraph as to Napoleon's heart quoted in your paper two days ago, which I believe is incor rect. My grandfather (Dr. Duncan, of Buthwell) knew intimately one of the doctors in attendance on Napoleon a Dr. A mot who was one of those en gaged in the embalming of the body. It in quite true that the heart disnppcared, antt great was the dismay of the doctors to find the basin in which they had left it quite empty and never a trace of the heart. At last a trace of blood on the floor led them to a rat's hole, where wa the object of their search, too big to get through. The addition about a lamb's heart's being substituted is evidently an embellishment of the enemy. l'all Mali Gazette. Unchanged. li the merry days of boyhood Of mischief ho was full, And at the teachers faces made Behind their back at school. He's now a portrait painter Noted for his skill. And to his predilections true Js making faces still. Boston Courier, ARTIFICIAL LIGHT. Early Use of (Candles, "Whale Oil Gas and Pejtroleu m as Agents Mr. Richard J.YMonks, Treasurer of the South Boston! Gaslight Company, gave the following statistics in a recent lecture before the Beacon Society of Boston : ,' "The use of Whale oil originated with the Norwegians. In 1G80 the Dutch had 200 vessels, employing 14,000 men, in the business.: In New England tho whales were first caught in small boats. The Indians engaged with avidity in the hunt for whales. In 1858 there were 000 vessels of 200,000 tons burden engaged in the American whale fishery. The Argaud lamp was first used in 1800. Candles were spoken of first in a remote period. Their use really began in the early history of Christianity. As late as the sixteenth century their use was limited. In spite of modern meth ods the candle is used for certain pur poses, and the soft light cannot fail to please the eye. The honor and merit of the first application of coal gas seems to belong to Wi'liam Murdock, of Red worth, Cornwall. In 1802 he lighted au extensive manufacturing establish ment. France also claimed the honor of its demonstration, but not satisfactor ily. Jan. 28, 1807, saw a number of London streets lighted by gas. The amount of 20,000 was raised and the king was petitioned for the incorpora tion of a company. Two companies supply London at 70 cents per 1,000 cu bic feet, and their capital is $60,000,000. Coal gas was first used iu Baltimore in 1816, and for some time its progress was slow and unsatisfactory. Now there are over 1,000 works in the Uni ted States, furnishing employment to over 25,000 men, a portion being for the manufacture of water gas. "In 1708 a Frenchman discovered the process by which water gas was made. In 1875 Prof. Lowe established the first works in the'Ifiuted States. The busi ness has increased enormously here, but not always, because hard coal and nap tha are so expensive. Natural gas has been known and extensively used in Asia and China for a long time. His tory tells us of a well in France at the time of Julius Cassar. The first in the United States was in Charleston. The Taylor Houso in Fredonia, N. Y., was illuminated in 1824 in honor of Layfa ette. A few years ago a gas well was discovered in Ocean Spray, near this city, (Boston.) The nature and effi ciency of natural gas is but partially understood. "Petroleum was known to mankind from the dawn of history. It was spo ken of in Sweden in 1750. In western Pennsylvania it was found on the ground and used as a medicine many years be fore wells were bored. In 1858 a well 75 feet deep yielded more than 1,000 barrels per day. Then a reckless spirit of speculation arose. It enriched a few while it ruined thousands. The stan dard drill is five and one-half inches, the flow being as great from a small as a large hole. In 1880 the production amounted to 25,000,000 barrels, and the stock on hand June 1, 1880, was valued at $11,000,000. Russia has valuable de posits at Baku, long known, but just put to commercial use. The value of exports thence in 1883 was $15,000,000. In Russia they are ahead of America in being able to use the residuum of pe troleum. So abundant is the oil in Ba ku that work can be carried on by its flame in the night, and the oozing of the oil from the ground prevents dust." DO THE SYMPTOMS TALLY. A Little Question About the Use ot Chloroform. A writer of Home Knowledge says: We often see it anounced that burglars entered a house and after chloroforming the inmates carried off money, jewelry, clothing, etc., and the statement is gen erally accepted without question. It is important to know that such a thiug is practically impossible, and that it is about on a par with "taking the eye out on the cheek, scraping it and re turning it to the socket," which many intelligent persons will" positively assert was done to tfesir knowledge. We have had frequent occasions to administer chloroform to children pre paratory to performing operations, and have attempted to have them be gin the inhalation of it while in a sound sleep. The first smell of it has almost instantly aroused the sleeping child, and it is impossible to produce any ef fect. The same is equally true with adults the first smell is irrftating to the air-passages an 1 causes a strong feeling of aversion that is sufficient to awaken a person from the soundest sleep. The density of the vapor, the strong, pungent odor, and the iiritation caused by breathing chloroform at first, combine to make it impossible for a person to pass from a natural sleep into a state of an;esthesia. Again, a person undergoing anaesthesia is certain in most cases to become excited, to strug gle violently, talk loudly, and thus de feat the object for wh eh chloroform is said to be used, and in many case ex treme nausea and vomiting ensue. Do these symptoms tally with the stories of whole families being chloro formed and awaking as from a natural sleep, astonished to find the evidences of burglars' work on all sides? Wlien an empty chloroform bottle is foud and the room is filled with fumes of chloroform after some crime has been committed, it at least suggests the pos sibility of collusion that demands a closer examination than is usually given to such cases. Tho testimony of physi cians who have had any experience in the administration of anesthetics will be found in opposition to the popular belief as their use as aids in the perpe tration of crime, and it is time that the question was settled by careful scien tific investigation. THE LIME-KILN CLLB. Bro. Gardner Admits that he AVould be a Philosopher. "If I war to lib my life over agin I should seek to bo a philosopher," said Brother Gardner, as the thermometer marked ninety-eight degrees in Paradise Hall. "I has spent a good sheer of de las' sixty y'ars fightin' philosophy, an' feel dat it has been do wuss fur mo. If I had de chance to begin all ober agin, I should tWdifVerently. "As a baby, I should reason dat de mo' I slept de faster I would grow, an' de faster I growed de sooner I'd git be yand babyhood. "As a child, I should reason dat bumps, thumps, falls an' heart-aches war' a part an' parcel of my lot, an' de mo' I had of 'em de tuffer I would grow. "As a youth, I'd take a bit of chalk an' figger up dat I'd git about so many lickin's a week hev about so many fights wid de boys l'arn about so much rascality be disappointed about so often. "As a young man, I'd figger dat de world was heah befo' 1 was heard of; dat I'd be stepped on about twice a week; dat I couldn't reform nobody nor nuthin'; dat de mo' anxious I was to upsot things, de more shoe-leather I'd wear out; dat de churches could be left to de preachers, an' do guv'nient to de pollytishuns. "As an ole man I'd feel dat what is ar' all right. I'd take my blizzards in de winter my roastin' in de summer births, deaths, joys, sorrows, fears, hopes an' all dat as sunthin' dat had to come in dis life an' be put up wid to do best of our ability. You may figger au' figger, but I'm tellin' you dat de man who kin find a wallet iu de road to-day lose his mule by death to morrer diskiber dat his wife has eloped de day arter, an turn up at de reg'lar Friday eavenin' prayer-meetin' in good shape, am gwine to tako a big sheer of dis world's comforts an' git to Heaben jist as soon as de rest of us. Let us now purceed wid do reg'lar order of bizness." The new Maino law forbidding child dren less than 12 years of age to work in the mills, and requiring that all be tween the ages of 12 and 15 lmll have at least sixteen weeks' schooling each year, has increased the attendance at the schools remarkably. It has also increased the age of small children re markably, as the mill superintendents hnd when they take the ages of opera tives, A HINT TO HOUSEKEEPERS. Burglars, Keys and Servant Girls, Detective Walling, of New York, in his new book, comments as follows on burglars and keys and servant girls: To the uninitiated it may seem to be almost an impossibility in some cases for burglars to gain impressions of the keys of a large store, for instance. But there is nothing easier or simpler, Hav ing selected the store to be robbed, the rascals will first attempt to fit a key to the door from their own stock in trade. If they succeed there will be no further trouble; If not, they will watch for the opening of the store in the morning by the clerk Or porter, and follow him as if in a great hurry to buy some small arti cle. It happens ten times out of twelve that the clerk lays his bunch of keys down on the counter while he goes for the article required. A lump of wax, kept handy for the purpose, disposes of that little matter in a trice, and the key is made at leisure. But suppose the clerk should place the key on a desk in side the office ? Even that is a difficulty easily surmounted. The thief very po litely asks leave of the clerk to address a few letters which he is desirous of mailing immediately. "Certainly, sir," says the unsuspioi ous clerk, bowing his customer into the Office. With the wax in his hand the thief accomplishes his work in a seeonT. It is queer, though, that people will nearly always furnish their front doors and windows with all the most formid able boitSj bars and locks, while they will leave the back entrances to their buildings almost entirely unguarded. This is just what the burglar wants. He doesn't care to "work" on the front street. The rear of the" building is more secluded, and the thief is less liable to interruption. Should the door prove too formidable an obstacle, the window is frequently pried open with an ingeniously constructed "jimmy." Still another way is for the burglar to gain admission to a house or store in the daytime, and conceal himself in some unoccupied room until dark. Then he emerges from his hiding place and ran sacks the place at his own sweet will. Servant girls are often in league with thieves, and make things easy for their confederates by admitting them into houses after the family has retired to rest. Making an Ice Pond. A supply of ice sufficient for a farm jr dairy ice house may easily be ob tained from a pond made by damming a stream for the purpose of raising a suffi cient area of water. As forty cubic feet of ice make a ton, and a very common thickness of ice is six inches, a space ten by eight feet will yield one ton of ice, if it is six inches thick. A pond then, one hundred by eighty feet, will yield one hundred tons if of no greater thickness than this. As ice is usually sold on the pond for one dollar per ton, an ice pond will be found an excellent investment in any dairy country. All that is required is a clear running stream with low banks, bordered by a flat bot tom, across which a dam may be thrown to back the water up to the higher ground on each side. A dam must be built upon sound principles, or it will not retain water. The foundation must be put on fresh solid ground, free from stone, grass, or decaying vegetable mat ter. The following method will be found satisfactory: A trench three feet wide is dug out on the line of the dam, down to solid ground, clay or hard-pan. A row of stakes is then driven in the middle of the trench, reaching as high as the intended dam, and tongued and grooved, or otherwise tightly-fitted planks are nailed to these stakes. Solid earth is then packed and puddled in the trench, on both sides of the planks, and the dam is then raised to the heigth de sired over this foundation. The slope of the dam should be such as to make a six-foot dam, nine feet wide at the bot tom on the inside, and six feet wide on the out-side, or fifteen feet in all. This slope is needed to prevent leakage and the washing down of the soil. The earth for the dam may be dug out above the dam from the intended pond. The house for storing the ice must be constructed with non-conducting walls, a dry foun dation, and ample ventilation in the roof. An inexpensive ice-house may be as effective, if properly constructed, as the most costly one. So long as the general principles are observed in the construction of an ice house, everything else is of secondary importance. There must be perfect drainage, and no ad mission of air beneath; ample ventila tion and dryness above; and sufficient non-conducting material for packing be low, above, and all around. Saw dust is best, but oat, wheat, or buckwheat chaff, cut straw or hay may be used. American Agriculturist. A Fountain of Naphtha. A Russian newspaper, the Caspian, gives details of the extraordinary out burst of naphtha in the Baku region. The naphtha, owing to the pressure of the gases which accompany it, rises to a heisrht of from two hundred ana eighty feet to four hundred and twenty feet, and is earned by the wind to a great distance, falling like rain at the more distant parts oi tne district, dui near the fountain coming down in tor rents that form rivers and streamlets. Farther on it falls like sleet, and settles in a layer on the buildings in the neigh borhood. These naphtha rivers flow for a distance of more than half a mile, and pass through wells, works, reser voirs and inhabited houses, etc. Un fortunately all the reservoirs in the neighborhood were full when the foun tain broke out, and the oil was thus wasted. Owing to the stillness of the atmosphere, at one time the gases which accompany the naphtha spread in a heavy layer for more than two hun dred and eighty yards, filling the houses and placing the inhabitants in a most dangerous position, especially at night when fires were lit. The sand and dust thrown up by the fountain form a hill of considerable size, and have buried the boiler-house of the mining com pany's works and all buildings in close proximity to the fountain. There is no doubt that any exposed flf.me would set the whole district, from the mining company's works to the Sabounchi rail way station, in one blaze. Many efforts have been made to stop the fountain, but all proved unavailing, for after five or six hours the fountain would again burst forth with all its former vigor. For some days the fountain has been left to play without hindrance, mid has increased in power. Thanks also to a strong and changing wind, the naphtha has been scattered in every direction, turning the whole district into a petro leum swamp. The naphtha pours from the roofs of the houses, on to which ilso fall the earth and stones carried up by the oil. How He Arranged It. A gentleman about to close his sum mer house at Nahant conceived what he considered a brilliant idea to insure the daily personal inspection of every room in his villa during the winter by the old man in whose charge tho estab lishment was to bo left. Accordingly, he said to the old man that he should leave all his clocks, one in each room, at Nahant during the winter, and he desired that every one should be wound up at a regular hour each day. The old man concurred in the plan with all his heart, and promised he would not fail. The house was closed. The owner bragged a good deal about his scheme for having every room guarded ag dnst leaks, etc., during tho winter, aud camo to Boston. A week or two afterward this gentleman thought ho would take a run down to Nahant and see how things were going. When he arrived there he found his man, who was very glad to see him, and told him that ho had wound each clock faithfully he had directed. On entering the house the two proceeded to the rear drawing room, and the astonishment of the owner may be better imagiuined than described when he saw ranged along m a row his thirteen clocks, which the old man had brought down to save himself the trouble of going all over the houso every day. Boston Gazette. The steel tubing made in Cleveland (or the Lick telescope 1ms reached California. " It is fifty feet long and three feet in diameter. "DOCTORING OLD TIME." A Striking Picture A Revival of Old. Time Simplicities. ",u In one of Harper's issues is given a very fine illustration of Roberts's celebrated paint ing, known as "Doctoring Old Time." It represents a typical old-timer, with his bel lows, blowing the dust from an ancient clock with its cords and weights carefully secured! One of these clocks in this generation is ap preciated only as a rare relic. The suggestive name, "Doctoring Old Time," brings to our mind another version of the title, used for another purpose "Old Time Doctorinjr." W learn, through a reliable source, that n f the most enterprising proprietary Mdioine firms of the country, has been for 7ars investigating the formulas and medical preparations used in the beginning of this Century, and even before, with a view of as certaining Why people in our great-grandfathers' time enjoyed a health and physical vigor so seldom found in the present genera ton. They now think they have secured tha secret or secrets. They find that the prevail ing opinion that then existed, that "Nature has a remedy for every existing disorder," was true, and acting under this belief, our grandparents used the common herbs and plants. Continual trespass upon the forest domain has made these herbs less abundant, and has driven them further from civiliza tion, until they have been discarded as reme dial ajents because Of the difficulty of ob taining them. H. H. Warner, proprietor of Warner's safe cure, and founder of the Warner ob servatory, Rochester, N. Y., has been press ing investigations in this direction, into the annals of old family histories, until be has Secured soma vary valuable formulas, from which his firm is now preparing medicines, to be sold by all druggists. They will, we learn, be known under tho teneral title of " Warner's Log Cabin Reme ies." Among these medicines will be a "Saifaparilla," for the blood and liver "bog Cabin Hops and Buchu Remedy," for the stomach, etc., "Log Cabin Cough and Con snmption Remedy," "a remedy called "Scalp ine," for the hair, "Log Cabin Extract," for Internal and external us?, and an old valu able discovery for Catarrh, called "Log Cabin Rose Cream." Among the list is also a "Log Cabin Plaster," and a "Log Cabin Liver Pill." From the number of remedies, it will be seen that they do not propose to cure all diseases with one preparation. It is believed by many that with these remedies a new era is to draw upon suffering humanity, and that the close of the nineteenth century will see these roots and herbs, as compounded under the title of Warner's Log Cabin Remedies, as popular as they were at its beginning. Al though they come in the form of proprietary medicine, yet they will be none the less wel come, for suffering humanity has become tirei of moden doctoring and the public has great confidence in any remedies put up by the firm of which H. H. Warner is the head. The people have become suspicious of the effects of doctoring with poisonous drugs. Few realize the injurious effects following the prescriptions of many modern physicians. These effects of poisonous drugs, already prominent, will become more pronounced in coming generations. Therefore, we can cor dially wish the old-fashioned new remedies the best of success. WiiiL Work. There are about 150 Washoe Indians at Truckee, Cal., who prove that some Indians will work. They never used to work, but when the Chinese were driven out of Truckee it occurred to these Americans that they might take the Mongolian's place, and they did so. The bucks chop wood and do work of that sort, and the squaws wash and iron. One objection to them as servants is said to bo their extreme sensitiveness. Tell an Indian to cut your wood and he'll turn disdainfully away. Impart to him in a casual way that you wish to have some wood cut, and wonder who'll do it at such a price, and the noble red man will, with an air of conferring a favor, intimate that he will, and ho does. A patient at the Benevolent Homo in Atlanta was kept alive by nitro-glycer-ine for several days after a cancer in the stomach had eaten away that organ entirely and reduced him to a skeleton. The explosive was placed on his tongue and absorbed into his system without being swallowed. - Blowing T'p Hell Gate hs been a laborious and cost'y work, bnt the end justifies the effort. Obstruction iu any important channel means disaster. Obstruc tions in the organs of the human body bring inevitable disease. They must be cleared away or physical wreck will follow. Keep the liver in order and the pure blood courses through the body, conveying health, strength and life; let it become disordered and tho channels are clogged with impurities which result in disease and death. No other medi cine equals Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medical Dis covery for act ing the blood. Two months np;o N. G. Yocenm, a wealthy youngman of P .Hadena, suddenly disappeared. It has just been ascertained that he is insane, thinks that he is very poor, and is working in a large shingle mill in the interior of tho state. The Proper Study of iHunltinil w 3tnn," says the illustrious l'ope. If he had included woman in the list he would have been nearer the truth, if not so poetical. Dr. R. V. Pieive has made them both a life study, especially woman, and the peculiar derangements to which her delicate system is liable. Many women in the land who are acquainted with Dr. Pierce only through his "f avorite Pre scription," bless him with all their hearts, for he has brought them the panacea for all those chronis ailments peculiar to their sex; such as leueorrhoea, prolapsus and other displace ments, ulceration, 'internal fever." bloating, tendency to internal cancer, and other ail ments. Price reduced to one dollar. By druggists. A visitor at a church in a big Northern city where the members are almost all rich and aged, and therefore conservative, described it as the "Church of the Retired Christians." N Trouble to .Swallow Dr. Pierce's "Pellets" (the original "little liver pills") and no pain or griping. Cure sick or bilious headache, sour stomach, and cleanse the system and bowels. 25cts. a vial. Frederick Massey, of George Warren & Co. . Liverpool, Eng., while visiting his firm's new steamer Michigan recently, accidentally fell down the hold and was killed. When Catarrh has taken a strong hold on the system Taylor's Hospital Cure, -i4 H'way. New "i ork, reaches, by means of the Nebulizer, the very seat of the troulile. A new illustrated magazine, entitled the Book Worm, is to appear in London Nov. 125, and the first number will contain verses by Andrew Lang. ( onau nipt inn Purely Cured. To the Editor: Please inform your readers that 1 have a positive remedy for the above named disease. Hy its timely use thousands of hopeless cases have been permanently cured. I shall be glad to send two bottles of my remedy FitKK to any of your readers who have con lumption it they will send me their Express Hid P. O. address. Respectfully, T. A. SLOCUM, M.C., 1SI Pearl St., N. Y. "All rights reserved" now appears on tho upper right hand corner of the Englisa Con sular reports. "Royal Gi-cf." mends anything! Broken China, Glass, Wood. Free viais at Drugs & Gro. Fob Special Ftfs tor advertising- in this rnPr apply to the publisher of the paper. 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