AN EASTERN WIFE'S REVENGE. An invitation from our of the royal blood in the East is tantamount to a command, so that when the Princess Nazly Hanim, daughter of the Viceroy of Ecrypt, expressed a desire to make my acquaintance there was nothing left me to do but to express my gratification at the honour and accept it. Accompanied by my daughter, two slaves, a eunuch, and the Princess's messenger, I proceeded by water to Alexandria, where Her Highness's equipages were in waiting for us. The carriages were upholstered in crimson velvet, embroidered in gold, and the air was admitted through gilded trellis work. In t hem we drove to the JVLibmoHdieb Palace on the Nile, which, surrounded by magnifi- cent gardens, has quite a European air. At the Palace itself, a handsome hall opened on to a beautiful staircase, leading to the apartmnts on the floor above this vestibule was lined with slaves, attired in silks of brilliant hues, and adorned with iewela of great value. To do me honour other slaves oupported me by the arms, whilst two eunuchs held up my train. At the head of the stairs I was received by the Princess's treasuier, who ushered me to a vast apartment to rest myself awhile shortly after, I was informed that Her Highness was ready to receive me. f found her seated on a divan, smoking a long chibouk. She rose and welcomed me graciously. The Princess was a woman of medium height, dark, and with eyes that sparkled with energy and intelligence. Prostrating myself before her, she, with a gesture of her hand, invited me to seat my- self beside her on the divan. About the romi were gome old women, whose office it was to amuse the Princess with story-telling. A chibouk was brought me, and the Princess opened the conversation with a few compliments during the interview slaves handed us sherbet and coffee, and after half an hour I retired to the apartments that bad been prepared for me, which, like the rest of the Palace, were sumptuously furnished. The Princess dined alone with me. The dinner table was covered with a cloth of broidered silk, the various viands were served in artistically worked silver dishes, and the very spoons were adorned with precious stones. After dinner we retired to the gardens to smoke and take our coffee. About ten o'clock fruits and sherbets were brought us in golden vessels enriched, covers and all, with diamonds. After partaking of some wine, supplemented with some Cognac, the Princess unbent somewhat, and then some young dancing girls performed to the accompaniment of coppei castanets and singing. During the performance those slaves whose duty it was to remain in attendance could scarcely stand from fatigue nevertheless, they were bound to endure their tortures without giving a sign, or else their mistress would have ordered them to be soundly beaten no idle fear, for, as a fact, many have died from her ill-treatment. Tired of the spectacle, about midnight I obtained permission to retire to my rooms. An attendant accompanied me, with whom I engaged some little time in conversa- tion. We spoke of the Princess, and I gathered that her daily life was to rise about noon, pay a few visits, ride in her carriage, drink, and otherwise amuje herself. We are all unhappy here," said the attendant, through her capricious and cruel temper. Meie is an instance her late husbmd said once to a slave, who was pouring him out some water, enough my lamb'; that one word, repeated by malicious tongues to the Princess, drove her quite out of her mind with jealousy. The same day the poor girl a throat wtis cut by the Princess's orders, then her head was stuffed with rice and cooked, placed on a dish and offered to her husband at dinner. Take a piece of the lamb you are so fond of,' said she. But, as you may imagine, he had little appetite for such a dreadful dish and left the table never to live with her again. Her jealousy is such that on the least suspicion she would have her slaves whipped to death." The next morning my toilet accomplished, I rejoined the Princess, and found her examining some designs for jewellery. Let me have the help of your advice," said she, and she ordered two chests, each about three feet long and pro- portionately deep, to be brought to us. Now we will choose the slones," she continued. These chests were full of diamonds, emeralds, and other precious stones, of inestimable value. The selection made we were about to close the coffers when she suddenly added, 1 want to make you a little present. Here are two diamonds which you must have mounted into two rings, one for your husband, the other for yourself." Each stone was worth over X200. Next she called for a third large coffer this was filleld with ingots of gold, which she desired to be made into a service of gold plate. I remarked silver would be better suited for the purpose, gold being so heavy. She agreed to my suggestion, but before closing the chest took two or three of the ingots out of it, and threw them at the feet of one of the slaves, saying, Here, these are for you." Before leaving the Palace I heard !rom an aged slave another story illustrative of the jealousy of her brother, Ibrahim Pacha. A eunuch fell in love with a favourite Circassian in the Pacha s harem, but being repulsed by her resolved to effect her ruin. One day he dropped a man's cloak just out- side the door of her apartment. When the Pacha, preceded by two eunuchs bearing torches, arrived, he was transported with passion. What means this?" cried he, pointing to the cloak. Your Highness," replied the wretch, doubtless some man who was with the Carcassian has fled, hearing your approach, leaving this behind him." Ibraham Pacha knocked hastily at the door the poor girl opened it, and the same moment, drawing his dagger, the Pacha with one blow stabbed her to death.
TOES FOR FINGERS. During the last few months the winter garden of the Central Hotel of Berlin has been the scene of some wonderful performances by C. H. Unthan. This gentleman was born without arms, but this defect did not hinder him from becoming a very useful member of society and earning an honourable living by doing with his feet what other people are wont to do with their arms. A correspondent writes as follows When I went to the hotel to meet this foot artist," I met him in the hall. lIe returned with me to his room, the door to which he opened with his shoulder, and a few minutes later I sat opposite to him-he with his bare feet resting on the table. He moved his feet about the same as other people use their arms, perhaps a little more lively, for his toes were never still, and several times he scratched his nose with them, and slapped his left leg with his right foot in emphasis of what he was saying. During our long and interesting conversation we touched upon politics, when Unthan suddenly took up a newspaper laying on the table, which he held between the large toe and the second. Later on he pulled a cork from a bottle of wine and filled our glasses. Standing firmly like an oak, upon one limb, he performs with the other all kinds of work, and, as our hands do not need to be covered indoors Unthan leaves his feet bare, from which circumstance he derives no evil affects. 'I 1 When walking about he clothes tnem in a giove- like stocking, over which he wears a shoe. When obliged to ring the bell to the door of a house, he removes his foot from the shoe, raises the same, And pulls the knob, just as we do with our hands. Unthan is a finely-built man and is \cry happily married. His young wife, a Bohemian, is an exceedingly bright woman. Unthan's exhibitions were largely attended by medical men from near and far; he is an expert shot, removing with his lead the cork from a glass cylinder, and hitting the centre of the target. with an accuracy which is dis- played by few marksmen. Besides this he is a fine musician, playing the violin and the cornet-a-piston, and filling out his leisure moments with a game at cards. In 1869. Unthan travelled around giving exhibitions here and there in 1870 lie was fTnplled from Paris aud went from thereto England where he remained until 1872. In 1874 lie did North and South America, pursuing his way on horse- back from one Mexican town to another. Unthan is an excellent rider and has won many races both in riding and firing.. While m Cohrna he was drawn into the revolution and escaped fiom that State with barely his life. At this time he played only the violin and confined himself to exhibitions on that instrnment. In 1877 he returne to Europe and settled down at Prague, from which place he makes his annual tours.
A BARREL OF XXX. A young man, agad twenty, a mason, has com- mitted suicide in Vienna by drowning himself in a birrel of vinegar. He painted his initials and three crosses on the barrel before getting in.
MAN AND BEAST FIGHT. A fight between a man and a panther leaves the historic man-and-dog fight far behind. Moreover, the panther story has the advantage of being true. A Pathan in Perak shot at a panther which was engaged in the undignified occupation of robbing a hen-roost. The bullet only grazed the beast, which at once "went for" the Pathan, no doubt with an easy assurance of speedily settling his account. But the panther reckoned without Pathan muscles, which are notoriously tough. He fouad himself seized by the mouth and throat and held as though he were in a vice. There was a fierce struggle, but the Pathan never relaxed his hold; and presently assistance came, and the animal was shot. So tightly bad Sariff Khan held his enemy that its windpipe was found to be broken in three places. That was a splendid feat courage tiid strength, and one's only regret in reading of it is that the victor in the unequal struggle was not an Englishman.
THE BEGGAR'S BANK BOOK. A man whose tattered clothes were held together with string and pins, and whose appearance generally was miserable and woebegone, applied to Mr D'Eyncourt to know if he could make the police give up hiB Post Office Savings Bank book, which showed deposits of over £ 20. The book was taken from him in October last with some boot-laces and other pedlar's stock when Sir William Hardman sentenced him at the South London Sessions to six month's bard labour under the Vagrant Act. Mr Safford (Chief Clerk) For begging? Applicant: They said that the bootlaces I offered for sale in the streets was an excuse for begging. I have served my sentence, and I can't get my bank-book, the police at Lambeth stating that it was the intention of Sir William Hardman to make me pay for my keep in prison. Mr D'Eyncourt: Such an order could be made. Applicant: But I am in a position to state that, whatever was the judge's intention, it was not expressed on the commitment. The governor of the prison had no order, and am I bound to pay under the circumstances?—Mr D'Eyncourt: I don't know. You had better make inquiry at Lambeth court, from which you were committed. Applicant said he had been there, and had not obtained satisfaction; the magistrate told him that the police would see Sir William Hardaian about it. Eventually, Mr D'Eyncourt directed that the applicant should be furnished with a letter to the superintendent of the police of the district in which he was arrested, requesting attention to his case.
THE FIRST CHANNEL STEAMER. In March, 1816, the first steamboat crossed the English Channel from Brighton to Havre. The Majcstic, in 1816, built at Ramsgate, with engines of twenty-five horse-power, was considered a gigantic concern. Her crossing from Dover to Calais with two hundred passengers, and her return without accident, was a feat highly appreciated. This vessel established the ascendancy of steam- boats over other means of water convoyance. The sailing-packet between Margate and Ramsgate was often detained two days by calms and tides. The steamboat passed and repassed the sailing-packet loaded with passengers. On one occasion, the third night out, the packet was caught at anchor in a sudden northerly gale, and lost much of her gear; and the next day, while the gale was stronger, had the mortification of seeing the Majestic pass and convey her passengers into Margate.
A TRAIN ATTACKED BY BRIGANDS. A Central News telegram from New York says:— A desperate attempt was made near the city of Mexico yesterday by a band of brigands to capture and loot a railway trainluaded with gold and silver bullion. The brigands were evidently well informed about the train and its valuable freight, and made their arrangements with great skill and daring. The authorities, however, fearing an attack at some point along the line, wisely placed a strong guard on board, with the result that though the train was stopped, the brigands were entirely overmatched, and after a short and sharp engage- ment they fled to the mountains whence they came, leaving their leader in the hands of the guards, and four of their comrades dead on the field. The ou leader was promptly shot without the formality of a trial.
WHAT DID HE MEAN? A gentleman having been recently introduced to two sisters, the husband of one of whom had recently died, and the husband of the other gone to India, was talking to the former, when she remarked that it was very hot. He, mistaking her for her sister, said: "It is; but it's nothing like the place your husband has gone to."
A RELIC OF POMPEII. Outside of the Fora Stabiana at Pompeii, in a stratum of cinders have just been found the impressions of three bodies in a tree. Casts taken of them show the bodies to have been those of two men and a woman. One of the men was in a kneeling position, and the other stretched flat on his back. The woman lay face downward with her arms stretched out. The tree, of which casts of foliage and fruit, as well as the trunk, were obtained, was of the species Laurus Nobilis, known to have produced a round-shaped fruit that ripened toward the end of autumn, and, from the form and size of the fruit, it was evidently ripe when the tree was buried, which goes to confirm the theory, that the great catastrophe took place in November of the year 79 B.C., and not in August as has been supposed.
A BATHING MASTER ATTACKED BY A SHARK. A despatch from Fiume says that an immense shark has entered the harbour and has stationed himself in the neighbourhood of the public bathing- grounds. Bathing-master Mayonni was chased by the brute last week, when swimming a fosv yards out of the breakwater, and barely escaped with his life the shark biting off both his legs. He was almost dead with loss of blood when rescued. All endeavours to catch the monster have so far failed.
CAREFUL SON-IN-LAW. NVell, young man," said a prospective father-in law, "I know of nothing against you, but—er— are you in a position to keep a wife and-er- family ? I can keep a wife, sir," answered the prospective son-in-law "but I bar the family. If I chose to invite you ot spend a week or so with us, well and good but as to keepiug you, that's not in my programme." Ahmed Effendi, the former Turkish Ambassador at Berlin, when entertaining company, was in the habit of distributing sweets among the ladies present. On one occasion he gave a certain lady two or three times as much as the rest. She, vain of her triumph, got an interpreter to inquire the reason of lis preference. Because her mouth is twice as large as that of tho other ladies," was tho reply.
A COWBOY'S TOOTHACHE. COLONEL METCALF, of Denver, Colo., U.S.A., was once a cowboy, and tells a good story. The winter of 1831, he says, was a hard one, and I never saw anything like the rain that spring. When June came we were truly a drowned-out set. I was never so worn out. I made up my mind to go to Denver. I hit upon the toothache for an excuse. My employer was at the home ranch far away, as I thought and so having pressed my excuse upon the boys, I started. I got to Denver in the morning After breakfast I lighted a cigar and stood on the steps of the hotel, and standing there came face to face with my employer. I whipped out my handkerchief and whipped it up to my cheek. Toothache- terrible,' I murmured. Toothache, eh he said looking at me keenly, come with me and have it out.' I hadn't the courage to say a word, and followed him round to the office of a dentist. I sat down in the chair in a state of utter collapse, I pointed out aback tooth and groaned 'Pull it.' The dentist had hard work to get that tooth out, for it was one of the best teeth a man ever had. I had to pay 2 dollars for the operation too, and when the tooth was out, and the dentist had soothed my wounded jaw, my employer took me to the station, and saw me off on the next train to Kit Carson, bound for the Camp. I never dared tell any of the boys how I was beaten at my game."
A LUCKY PROFESSION. In America it seems to be easier for a good- looking type-writer to get married than any other woman who has to earn her own living. A lady who has machines in all the leading hotels of Chicago says that she is constantly on the alert for good-looking girls to manipulate the machines, for the reason that they marry before they are long at work, and they marry well. Out of eleven type writers whom she has employed in the last twelve months, eight have married and each one has done well. Not long ago, in the corridor of a prominent hotel, the machine was closed, and upon a card tied to it was written-" Type-writer married and happy. Next! A remarkable equestrian feat is going to be attempted by a gentleman well known in the sport- ing circles of Paris. On the 1st of July he intends starting on horseback from the Place de l'Odeon, with the determination of arriving in Berlin within the space of eight days. A considerable amount of endurance will be involved in the undertaking, as the rider intends to take no rest on the way. The horse, perhaps, will want a little off time to itself. The young man had seized her hand, dropped on one knee, and had got as far as, encouraged by your smiles, dearest girl, and by the kindness with which you have received my attentions I am em. boldened to- when he suddenly stopped, his jaw fell, and he stared in blank dismay at some object behind the young lady. Go on, Mr Fergusson," she said, softly, unaware of any reason why he should pause. Yes, go on, Mr Fergusson," echoed her father, who had just made his appearance at the door in the background. He held it invitingly open, and Mr Fergusson went on.
FARM AND GARDEN. POINTS IN POULTRY REARING. The following are from the report of the Central ExDeriment Farm, Ottawa, Canada 1. Make hens lay when eggs are (tearest. 2. Breed stock when eggs are cheap. 3. Keep a non-sitting breed to lay when sitters are hatching, and pay expenses of the latter. 4. Breed as many chickens as possible and as early as possible. They all represent so much money. 5. Keep all the pullets. They are worth 2 dols. each as prospective early winter layers. 6. Kill, or otherwise dispose of, all hens after three years of age. 7. Breed the best flesh-formers for market. Feed them up to as great a weight as possible. 8. Well-fattened, well-dressed poultry will bring the best prices from the best customers. 0 9. If not accustomed to poultry begin a small number. Learn to make a success of the few, then go on with a larger number. 10. Do not neglect the little essentials to success such as lime, gravel, meat, plenty of clean water, green food, dust bath, &c., &c., regularly supplied to layers. 11. Keep strict account of every cent of expendi- ture and receipts. Charge the poultry with all expenses, and credit them with all receipts. The droppings at 75 cents per barrel will go a long way to pay for food. 12. Market gardeners and dairymen are particu- larly well situated to permit of their dealing pro- fitably in poultry. The former have spare time in winter; the latter are among the best customers in the city every day. CHEESE-MAKING. In his annual report, Professor James W. Robertson, of Ontario, gives a number of con- clusions as the result of his latest experiments in cheese-making. These show that the average shrinkage in weight on the cheese from August 30th (one and two days after the cheese was made)—to October 18tli was 5.08 per cent.; the shrinkage from October 18th to January 3rd was i to nør nfint. The ouantitv of rennet used in 1" J. cheese-making does not hasten or retard the curing process, except as a larger or less proportion of water (or moisture) is retained in the cheese by its use. For long-keeping cheese, the smallest quantity of rennet that will perfectly coagulate the milk, fit for cutting, in from forty five to fifty minutes at 86 deg. Fahr. will give the best results. A proportionately larger quantity of rennet should be used when the milk is over-ripe or acidy. For spring and early summer-made cheese the quantity of salt should not exceed 2slb. per 1,000 lb. of milk for mid-summer and autumn- made'cheese the rate should be increased to 2 £ lb., then to 2$lb., then to 3 lb. of salt per 1,000 lb. of milk. The tests with matting and close packing, versus matting, versus loose stirring, indicate that not one of these treatments is essential to the making of finest cheese; the main point is that the whey erhall be stirred out of the curd until it becomes "dry and firm" before the acid is developed, to cause the acid to draw out" on the hot-iron test as far as half-an-incb. When that is provided for, the matting and packing result in giving to the cheese a more flakey and silky texture. The setting temperature does not seem to exercise any import- ant influence on the quality of the cheese, in ordinary practice 86 deg. is the most serviceable temperature; when the milk is acidy or over-ripe a higher temperature is more conducive to the certain manufacture of cheese of fine texture and body. WINTER GREENS. 1 A good supply of green vegetables during tne winter season is naturally of the utmost importance, and no pains should be spared to ensure an abundance of the various subjects included under this head. In the summer we have plenty of peas,beans,asparagus, and a dozen other dainties, but from November until the following May scarcely anything, beyond potatoes and other root crops, is to be had but some of the various kinds of Brassica—that is, of course, from the open ground, for where forcing is carried on under glass, the list is greatly extended. The time has now arrived when the plants for the earlier crops to come fit for use from October to Christmas or the New Year, must be set out, and from now onwards successional batches should be plauted at intervals for the next two months or more. BRUSSELS SPROUTS. This is now a very favourite vegetable, and certainly one of the best as regards flavour, as well as highly productive. The best plants are those that were sown early in February, or not later than the middle of March, and got out as soon aa they became large enough. Plants sown thus early will probably have been already set out, or if not it must be done already, but a successional batch planted at the same time as other things will do wall, and become fit for use about Christmas, or later. In good soil the plants should be allowed 18 inches apart, with 2 feet between, the rows. Fool) may be wasted by giving too much as well as toe little. The wise poultry-man is ho who avoids both extremes, and feeds just enough to keep is chicks growing rapidly, but gives thorn none .0 bo trampled under fuut, theu sour, and breed disease.
THE MISER'S DIAMOND NECKLACE. In the year 1740 there lived in the Latin quarter in Paris, a famous miser named Jean Avere. The wealth concealed in the obscure rookery where he resided was believed to be fabulous, and was no doubt really very great. Among his treasures was a celebrated diamond necklace of immense value. This he concealed so carefully that be ultimately forgot its hiding-place himself. He sought dili gently for weeks, and failing to find it, became almost insane. This rendered him even less capable of remembrance, and he took to his bed broken in body as in mind. A few weeks later a doctor and an old woman, who had sometimes done odd jobs about his house, were both at his bed-side seeing that the end was near. As the clock in the neigh- bouring tower tolled one, he ceased his low muttering and sat up and shrieked, "I remember where it is now. I can put my hand on the neck- lace. For God's sake let me go for it before I fol,(ret it a,,riin! Here his weakness and excite- ment overcame him, and he sank back among his rags, stone dead. Physicians and students are familiar with these rudden outflashirgs of memory at the great crisis of human fate. Let the reader consider this while we relate an episode in the humble career of a Signalman, Andrew Agge, who may be found on duty in his box at Culgaith, a little station on the Midland, twenty- three miles south of Carlisle. Mr Agge is on duty nearly every day, and must break his fast without leaving his post. The strongest men cannot stand it long without feeling its effects. It makes one think of the passionate exclamation in Tom Hood's Song of the Shirt," Ob, God! that bread should be so dear, Aud flesh and blood so cheap." Our friend had been at the same work for many years, although he was only thirty-five when these lines were written. In 1884 he began to feel that he was about to break down. I don't know what ails me," he would say, but I can't eat." What he forced down produced no sense of satisfaction or strength, Sometimes he was alarmed at finding he could scarcely walk on account of giddiness. He said to himself, What if I should be seized with this at some moment when there is trouble on the line, and I need all my wits about me? Other features of this ailment were pains in the chest and sides, costiveness, yellow skin and eyes, bad taste in the mouth, risings of foul gas in the throat, &c. The doctor said Agge must give up his confining work or risk utter disability. He could not. Wife and children were in the way. So he remained at his post and grew worse. But his work was always right, telegrams were properly received and sent, and no train got into trouble through any neglect or fault of his. His disease -i-,aigestion and dyspepsia-took a step further, and brought on kidney and bladder trouble. The doctor, at Appleby, said, Mr Agge, you are poisoned with the foul stuff in your stomach and blood." His doom seemed to be sealed. It was like a death warrant. Six months more rolled by. On duty one morning be was attacked with so great and so sharp a distress he could neither sit nor stand. He says: I tumbled down on that locker and lay there all the forenoon. Signals might be given, the telegraph needle might click, bat I heeded them no more than a man in the grave heeds the beating of the rain against his own tombstone." He was alone at first, but help arrived, and the poor signalman was carried home. Physicians laboured on his case without avail. Around his bed were his five little children, the mother being absent in an institution, to be treated for a serious ailment. Here he lay for weeks, part of the time uncon- scious. Nothing was to be done but to wait for the end. Then the torpid faculties awakened for a moment. Memory flashed up, cm" he recalled the fact that a medicine which he had used with benefit years before, and then thrown aside and forgotten, was concealed in (t secret place at the signal box. He sent for it, nnd took a dose. Soon his bowels moved, the kidneys acted, the pain was ceased.the felt better. With brightened hope he sent to Carlisle for more. It arrived. He used it, and in a few days the doctors were astonished to find their patient out of doors, and on the road to recovery. He regained his health completely, and in speaking of his experience, said to the writer, What a wonderful thing it was that on what promised to be my death- bed, I suddenly remembered where I had put that halt-used bottle of Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup. That flash of memory probably saved me from death."
HOUSE OF COMMONS' TIME TABLE. Week before last the House of Commons was occu- pied on three nights with the committee stage of the Local Taxation Bill, and the result is that, after applying the closure four times, the second clause was reached, making the nett result for the week, one clause and one money vote. The time cf the sittings for Government business was divided as followsThe House sat 37 hours, 18min. Questions by the Opposition 457, by the Unionists 54. Speeches by the Opposition 114, by the Unionists 51. The time occupied by the speeches of the Opposition was 17 hrs. 13 min., and by the Unionists 4 hrs. 23 min. By adding 10 previous weeks we find that the House sat for 536 hrs. 39 min. Questions by the Opposition amounted to 2,925, by the Unionists 532. Speeches by the Opposition 1,447, by the Unionists 873; and the time occupied 242 hrs. 13 min., as against 143 hrs. 37 min. by the Unionists. A feature of the week has been the large number of questions-511- which occupied 8 hours, or the equivalent of a whole sitting. There were also 11 divisions, which occupied two hours. In the Local Taxation Bill, the first clause of which has been carried, after occupying six sittings, or nearly two Parliamentary weeks, there are 13 clauses. At the beginning of laEt week there were 17 pages of amendments to the Bill; now there are 20 pages of amendments on the notice paper.
IMPORTANT DATES TO BE OBSERVED IN REGISTRATION OF VOTERS. July 20th-Freehold and leasehold claims must be given to the overseers on or before this date. July 25th-Lodgers must give notice of the renewal of their claim. August Ist-Overseers publish the list of occupiers. 20th-Occupiers omitted from the overseers' lists must claim on or before this date. „ Lodgers not already on the register must claim. „ All notices of objection must be served. Addresses of Unionist Agents from whom all informa- tion may be obtained. Pembrokeshire—Colonel Esmonde White, Haver- fordwest. Carmarthenshire—Mr Evan Jones, Tyssil Castle, Llandyssil. Cardiganshire—Mr Edward H. Davies, 6, New- street, Aberystwyth.
THE UNEMPLOYED IN EAST LONDON. At a time when much thuught is been given to this matter, a practical suggestion may be of service. Last year more than £ 300,000 worth of foreign matches were purchased by inconsiderate con- sumers in this country, to the great injury of our own working people, so true is it that "evil is heart." If all consumers would purchase Bryant and May's matches, that firm would be enabled to pay £1,000 a week more in wages. 0 ADVICF TO MOTHERS !—Are you broken in your rest by ft sick child suffering with the pain of cutting teeth Go at once to a chemist aud get a bottle oi JN1HS. WINS low's Soothing SYRUP. It will relieve the poor sufferer immediately. It is perfectly harmless and pleasant to taste, it produces natural, quiet sleep Dv relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes as bright as a button." I- soothes the child, it soften the gums, allays all pain relicvcs wind, re"ulates the bowels, and is the best known ren.edy for dysentery and diarrhoea, whether arising from teeth- in. or other"causes. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing byrup is sold by Medicine dealers everywhere at 1b. l*d. per bottle. THROAT Affbctioh* awd Hoarseness. All suf- fering from irritation of the throat and hoarseness will be agreeably surprised at the almost immediate Telief afford e(I by the use of "Brown a Bronchial Troches." These famous lozenges are now sold by most respectable chemists in this country at Is. ltd- per box. People troubled with a hacking cough, a slight cold," or bronchial affections, cannot try them too soon, as (similar troubles, if allowed to pro- gress, result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatic aneo- tions. See that the words r' Brown s Bronchial Troches are on the Government Stamp around each box.-Prepared by JOHN 1. Brown & SONS, Boston, 11.1, luropmu sa. Farringdon Road. Loiidaa. Florilink !-FOR the TEETH AND Breath.—A few drops of the liquid ''inline'' sprinkled on a wet tooth-brush produces a pleasant lather, which thoroughly cleanses the teeth from all parasites or impurities, hardens the gums, preveiits tartar fe^s decay, gives to the teeth a peculiar pearly-whiteness, in tl a delightful fragrance to the breath. It removes all unpleasant odour arising from teetn of tobacco smoke. The Fragrant Flonline, being com- in part of Honey and sweet herbs, is delicious to • h„ ta«re, ".?,(I the greatest, toilet discovery ot the age. J-r.-e 0o* of all Chemi*!s and Perfumers. Whola- 1 gaio depfit, 33, Farringdon Road, London. Oro R D G N The best remedy for Acidity of the Stomach, Heartburn, Headache, Gout and Indigestion; and the safest aperient for delicate Constitutions, Ladies, Children and Infants. 180, BOND STREET, LONDON, and all Chemists. IOAUTT-ON.-Sc,e that DINNEFORD & Co." is on every Bottle and Label. HEALTH FOB ALL III HOLLOWAY'S PILLS Purify the Blood, correct all Disorders of the LIVER, STOMACH, KIDNEYS, AND BOWELS. They invigorate and restore to health Debilitated Constitutions, Afidare i-nvaluable in COMPLAINTS incidental to FEMALES of all ages. For Children and the aged they are priceless. Manufactured only at 78, New Oxford Street, London, And sold by all Medicine Vendors throughout the World. tf.B.Ji-Advice Gratis, at the above address, daily, between the hours of 11 and 4, or by letter. A WONDERFUL MEDICINE. BEECHAM'S PILLS fA EE universally admit- £ ted to be worth a Guinea a Box for V> bilious and nervous dis- orders, such as wind and! ";V pain in the stomach, t-] sick headache, giddiness, ,"■1 j fulness and swelling after meals, dizziness and drew- -■ J siness, cold childs, flush- ings of heat, loss of appe- tite, shortness of breath, costiveness, scurvy, blotches on the skin, dis- -■ J siness, cold childs, flush- ings of heat, loss of appe- tite, shortness of breath, costiveness, scurvy, blotches on the skin, dis- turbed sleep, frightful dreams, and all nervous and trembling sensations, &c. The first dose will give relief in twenty minutes. Every sufferer is earnestly invited to try one box of those Pills, and they will be acknowledged to be WORTH A GUINEA A BOX. For females of all ages these Pills are invalu- able, as a few doses of them carry off all humours, and bring about all that is required. No female should be without them. There is no Medicine to be found equal to Beechani's Pills for removing any obstruction or irregularity of the system. If taken according to the directions given with each box, they will soon restore females of all ages to sound and robust health. This has been provsd by thousands who have tried them, and found the benefits which are ensured by their use. For a weak stomach, impaired digestion, and all disorders of the liver, they act like magic, and a few doses will be found to work wonders on the most important organs in the human machine. They strengthen the whole muscular system, restore the long lost complexion, bring back the keen edge of appetite, and arouse into action with the rose- bud of health the whole physical energy of the human frame. These are FACTS testified con- tinually by members of all classes of society, and one of the best guarantees to the nervous and debili- tated is, BEECHAM'S PILLS have the largest Bale of any patent medicine in the world. BEECHAM'S MAGIC COUGH PILLS. As a remedy for Coughs in general, asthma, bronchial affections, hoarseness, shortness of breath, tightness and oppression of the chest, wheezing, &c., these Pills stand unrivalled. They are the best ever offered to the public, and will speedily remove that sense of oppression and difficulty of breathing, which nightly deprive the patient of rest. Let any person give BEECHAM'S COUGH PILLS a trial, and the most violent cough will in a short time be removed. | Prepared only, and sold wholesale and retail, by the Proprietor, Thomas Beecham, St. Helen's, Lancashire, in Boxes at Is. 1 Jd. and 2s. 9d. each. Sold by all Druggists and Patent Medicine Deal- .z" ers everywhere. N.B.—Full directions are given with each box. TJ EAKSLEY'S JV WIDOW WELCH'S FEMALE PILLS have a reputation of over 100 Years. KEARSLEY'S WIDOW WELCH'S FEMALE PILLS arc the acknowledged remedy for Female com- plaints. KEARSLEY'S WIDOW WELCH'S FEMALE PILLS restore a healthy hue to the complexion, in place of the deathly pallor so distressing to ivitnesq. Lr EARSLEY'S L WIDOW WELCH'S FEMALE PILLS contain no irritant drug, and have the approval of the Medical Profession. EARSLEY'S IV WIDOW WELCH'S FEMALE PILLS are wrapped in white paper, and have the name Kearsley on the Government Stamp. No others are genuine. T/ EARSLEY'S IV WIDOW WELCH'S FEMALE PILLS can be obtained of all Chemists, 2s. 9d. per box; or by post 34 stamps, from Sangeh & Sons, 489, Oxford-street, London. "ACTS LIKE A CHAHT. JONES' RHEUMATICURO The Great South African Remedy. ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ « Iumbaco lc SC"qriCA Fai I s to Cure Gout, Rheumatism. Rheuma- tic Gout, Lumbago, Sciatica, and Neuralgia. THOUSANDS OF TESTIMONIALS. 1 ;Tl\U)\V FROM KN GLAND. i-, I'ig'hi Sii'm t .iniL-liouse, London, IlIh. i;c6. Dh.ii; Sit Many thanl^ lur scmiii'T (hc I Iz, as <n\icved It r,lrr | ny wife, who lias suffered for many year. won; Khca- matism and Neuval;;ia of Ue Hawim given and recommended it to.1 lay lvi-o'i 'S, iny stock is entirely gone. Would l.iinlly sen i mc word where L can i;et it in Lot don. ,.s 1 Mio In;:l1y.ho would gladly i:nc it if il wcic obtain- able 1n },ondoll. Kindl)" >v'-uc _(>• r icUnn. Rhkumaticuro once knowi1 lure \L:l t laiC' ly sold. 1 remain, vouvs truly, M. I'.AnOT. Chief Officer of the E, ate. To pa ed 011' ]))" the Sob- Propi iotor, ililctowil J, JONES Loiiit, C, t, SOLD KVERVWHEHE. Wholesale London Agents- W'. > n..N Co., 76, C his\vt-*ll S:i'-ct. lTr/U\l) Suffering from Nervous Debility, y | V I V i i Decline. Exhausted Vitality, Brain n and Kidney troubles, kc. Certain mire by the improved French method. A I S^ \T now'TO ACT -ADYTOEynKE. J>lL i i Se.ded Eook soul for three slainii.s. EDWIN PlilCE, 70, Chancery Lane, Loudou. THE GREAT REMEDY B. » « F0R GOUT, RHEUMA- I 1 Iv TISM, SCIATICA, LUM- BAGO, and NEURALGIA The acute pain is quickly jr t r¥! relieved, and cured in a few Vlv" U A days by this celebrated Medicine. AND These Pills, which are perfectly harmless, require Rll E II M AT I P. no restraint of diet during IfncUmMllv, their usej and are cerfcain w o» prevent the disease at- ■ I 1J I tacking any vital part. Sold by all Chemists at Is 1 d and 2s 9d per box ONE BOX OF CLARKE'S B 41 PILLS is warranted to cure all discharges from the Urinary Organs, in either sex (acquired or consti- tutional), Gravel, and Pains in the Back. Guaranteed free from Mercury. Sold in boxes, 4s. 6d. each, by all Chemists and Patent Medicine Vendors throughout the World; or sent to any address for sixty stamps by the Makers, THE LINCOLN AND MIDLAND COUNTIES Drug COMPANY, Lincoln. All who suffer from NERVOUS DEBT- WR1 ATC LITY, Lost Vigour, Exhausted w Vitality, Kidney Diseases, &c. A l\/TTr,T Treatise explaining the renowned Mar- M-hjJN ston treatment, by local absorption, the only positive cure without Stomach MADE Medicines, will be sent in plain enve- lope sealed for three stauaps.-THE STRONG. MARSTON Remedy Co., 249t, High Hol- born, London. "FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LirE:9,, gUMiCCfcf WORLD-FAMED I THE CREAT BLOOD PURIFIER AND RESTORER. For cleansing and clearing the blood from all impurities, whether the result of Contagious Disease, or foul matter of any description, it cannot be too highly recommended. For Scrofula, Scurvy, Skin and Blood Diseases, Eczema, and Sores of all kinds, it is a never-failing and permanent cure. It Cures Old Sores. Cures Ulcerated Sores on the Neck. Cures Ulcerated Sore Lege. Cures Blackheads, or Pimples on the TM6b Cures Scurvy Sores. Cures Cancerous Ulcexs. Cures Blood and Skin Diseases. Cures Glandular Swellings. Clears the Blood from all impure matter, From whatever cause arising. As this mixture is pleasant to the taste, and warranted free from anything injurious to the most delicate con- stitution of either sex, the Proprietors solicit sufferers to give it a trial to test its value. THOUSANDS OF TESTIMONIALS. Sold in Bottles 2s. 9d., and in cases, containing siX times the quantity, lis. each-sufficiciit to effect a per. manent cure in the great majority of long standing cases, BY ALL CHEMISTS and PATENT MEDICINE VENDORS throughout the world, or sent for 33 or 132 stamps by The LINCOLN and Midland CorNTlBS Dhuo Compant, Lincoln. (Trade Mark-"BLOOD MIXTURE.") CAUTION. Purchasers of Clarke's Blood Mixture-see that yon get the genuine article. Worthless imitations are some- times palmed off by unprincipled vendors. The words Lincoln and Midland Counties Drug Company, Lincoln, England," are engraved on the Government Stamp, and "Clarke's World-famed Blood Mixture," blown in th* Bottle, without which none are genuine. — ———— MADE WITH BOILING WATER. EPPS'S GRATEFUL—COMFORTING. COCOA MADE WITH BOILING MILK. KEATING'S POWDER. Kills Fleas. Bugs, Moths. Beetle*. JC E ATINGPS POWDM! Kills Fleas, Bugs. Moths, Beetles. TfEATING'S POWDER. A*- Kills Fleas. Bugs, Moths, Beetles. trEATING'S^POWDEK. Kills Fleas. Bugs, Moths. Beetles. ft-EATING'S" POWDER. Kills Flflas. Bugs. Moths. Beetles. ft-EATING'S" POWDER. K Kills Fleas. Bugs. Moths. Beetles. This I'owilrr sn ri-le.brated, is perfectly unrivalled in destroying BIFGS. KMC AS, MOTHS, BF.KTLES, and all Jjisccts (whilst per- fectly harmless to all animal life). AU woollens and furs should be well sprinkled with the Powder before placing away. It is invaluable to take to the Seaside. To avoid disappointment insist upon having Keatina:'s Powrtpr." No other Powder is effectual. Sold only in tin*. 6d., Is., and 28. 6d. He« are of imitation. Don't he deceived. WORMS IN CHILDREN, WORMS IN CHILDREN, Are osilv snreV. and with perfect safety eot rid of by tislng KB\TlN(i'S WORM TABLETS. Nearly all children suffer from Worms If suspected, do not wait, you can with ease cure the ehiht (has no cflcct except on Worms). Sole' by all chemists, in Tine. Is. lid. each. /^AtTTIOK.—Onuitie CHLOKOD YNE. VynffjffVThis well-known remedy for IMli T)ypentrrv. Fi ver.Sc.. hears on the stamp the name of f inventor, Dr. J. Collis Browne. TrnMl Purely VEGrTAF) E. rcrfcctly Harmless* Will reduce from two to five SNX food in the stomach, preventing CSwl -If conversion into Fat. Sola Botanic Medici"e Co., "J ) 3, New Oxford Street, London, W.C. Smokeless & Clean. H H Save 50 to ï3 per cent. H H Save 50 to per cent. fiur aIh Baku ■ H HH L For Bakeries, Prisons, ■ ■ Coffee Taverns, Asy- H lnnis, &c. '\N7. -N I F,iigiiieer, Lonysiyht, Manchester 17>C/EMA ami all other Skin Diseases speedily cured J l>y J )r. Wilson's Remedy. Send stamped address for sample to Dr. Wilson, IIi, Fordham-street, Liver- pool.
As a safe, permanent, and warranted cure of i'i in pies, Scrofula, Scurvy, Bad Legs, Skin and Blood Diseases, and Sores of all kinds, we can with confidence recommend Clarke's World-famed BLOOD Mixture. Sold by chemists everywhere. Vm.uaut.f, Discovery FOR the ITAiii.-If your ii iir is turning grey or white, or falling off, use TUB M HXIC.YN 11 Allt 11KNEWER," for it will positively rr.<!><rc in every case Grey or White li (li?- to its ori;al cl,]t>ur, without leaving the disagreeable smell of most Restorers." It makes the hair charmingly beautiful, as well as promoting the growth of the hair on bald spots, where the glands are not decayed. Price 3s. 6d. —For an Oil to make the Hair soft, glossy, and luxiv riant, ak fur "CARTER'S COLOGNE OIL." Price 1 ot all dealers. Wholesale depot, 33, farringdoa Boad, London.
A FAMOUS BLIND MAN. Vidal, the blind sculptor, is one of the wonders of the French capital. He has been blind since his twenty-first year. We con quite easily understand how a blind farmer would cultivate the ground with the plough, spade and hoe; how he would feel around the tender plants and gently loosen the dirt from their roots, or how the blind Birmingham miner tells, with the sense of touch alone, the direction and to what depth to drill his holes before putting in a blast; but the work of Vidal stands out in bold relief, unique, wonderful, and incomparable. To be a sculptor it is generally supposed that one must have the mechanic's eye" and the artist's taste and perspicuity. The latter faculties Vidal has to an exceptional degree- even more acute, he believes, than if the former were not lost to him for ever. By slowly passing his hands over an object he notes its external proportions, and imitates them in a manner which strikes the beholder dumb with surprise. A dog, horse, human face, or anything alive or dead, he models with as much ease as any of the dozens of Parisian sculptors who still retain the faculty of sight. From 1855 to 1875 Vidal received more medals than any exhibitor of works in the Paris art exhibitions. Many of his works, made in the solitude of perpetual midnight, were on the shelves of the great Exposition, where the blind wonder contended in friendly rivalry with his less fortunate brother artists. He never complains, is always genial and festive when among his friends, who always speak of, and to him, as though he could seo; and well may they do so, for he is one of the best art critics in all Paris.