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FBOM UrS TO PBATH '«M««fttiMtt;« a/ta »re ' most danwrotu i on* Mut to anouier without * moment's warning, and llnimenti and other outward application* are in flite* ••Ire d*ng«roua because the)' tire liable to "riv«.th« di§*M«.to Mine vital organ and, edlhfitlea rfrid blwjd, ftndcan __ edyHloh will drive from the blood the dangerous acid*. Such a remedy it Athlophoros. It has been thoroughly tested and 1* a safe, sure cure. fr,lr.s>r, _ ___________ ..,•)*: ''Coming from Chicago I wai suddenly stricken with acute rheumatism. It ipreau all through me so rapidly that in a few hours I wna entirely btlpltta. We were obliged to stop off and made fiery effort to get something that igoiild nllive.Vie from this ttgoOy. I had t£b* Jrrild ofl the train. No words : could describe the pain I endured for the next five days. Finally a gentleman advised me to get a bottle of AthlophqroB, and I at once commenced rising fu Although it may seem a very improbable circumstance, yet ia nevertheless a fact, )|fftml had .token flvfl or «ix «!OB«S I hod complete relief, and' wo continued oh our ,jonrney. Since thai time. my father, who 'VMdJwtf ^moreorUeM h sufferer from rheumatism for six years, has also used Athlopboros with the same satisfactory malt*. Chicago, 111., July 26, 1886. With pleasure I Inform you there has bem to return ef the diseascf-care perfect "Yours gratefully, Kirv.C. HARTLEY, Every druggist should keep Athlpphoros and Atuloplioroe Pills, but where they cannot be bought of the druggist the Atlilo- k)., 112 WallBt.. New, York, will her (callage -pa|d) ton, receipt of ''price, 'Which !i : $l.CO'j}cr bottle for Athlophoroe nnd 60c. for Pills. For liver and kidney, dlsctow, dpipepsla,' In- dlgeitl<mr*wc4llme«B 1 nervous debility, diseases oi women, constipation, headache, impuro blood, &c., Athlopboro* 1'llis aru uuc^ualcd. s REAL ESTATE FOR SA1JS OR RENT, Rudersfiausen & Sonntag. , ?«r..8s4«, ,, . '• ^ • __ _litt>rt pleasant home at ; a;rea- *ni», being 4two48lory fnune.hpnso f street, near (Henry.: ' ••• $ !••> FT? l*or: Sal*, t. e • • j Aoboloe/arm-of »20»orea. with Arst Oaea Improvements, situated ax miles east ot Brunswick. Ohorlton co., Mo. For Sale. A one-story frame dwelling house In good condition, in Topping's addition to Alton. For Sole Cheap -' ..--. . The residence of Oapt, W. V.' . oble : two stories and mansard rood 12 room 4 halls, pi Milan, eta. ; 8 acres ot gronn < Most inroperty in the olty, ••' ' " _ . 160 acres ol Und near city limits. Scuto ., two story brick and frame dwe: n>. noose. both sttnated on the eoa< o .itate street between ethand, 7th -riceta- BO. the brick block ef st0»»j on SOOOD street, between Henri oudHldije street nown as Hunter's row. For sale. . i , iv small frame' 1 -, ^intrhonae within n ne r. ujociaolthei) >tlort375. 7 _ •; - -. ; 160 acres f good tarming land, and another tract of -' 00 icroB, both unimproved. Situate in Moi co., Kansas, at $10 and $16 per acre respectively— one-third oasb.balsjica on time. ,, <Vor Salr. A lartn ot 140 aorea on bottom land, all In cultivation, near Madison, In this county. A good two-story frame dwelling houoe on It. ' Price «,600 For Smle. • •" A choice farm ol ISO acres, situate 1 mile aonth of Bhlpuiim, Maoo'upln county, 111., at a low fig-urn. Parties Intending to buyi Real Estate In thu city ol Alton or rlolmtv will find It to their Interest to call at the office of Rndershuuneii , A Sonntig and examine their list o/ proper< ties for sale as Only part thereof U advor- tl»nd. New and Beautiful Designs Just arrived and arriving for the Spring Trade: GLASS i A Specialty, from Small to Largest Hlzea. ;, At the old reliable HOUSE-PAINTING and "DEOOUATJNG establishment of NEFF & OBERMUELLER, Fourth, east of Belle at. feblldgm J. SUITER & SON, DBADJKBfl IH VINE AND COMMON fftNITURE. A Vail and Complete Stock Always on Hand. DO NOT FAIL TO GIVE US A ,CALTJ BEFORE PURCHASING. State Street, opp. Third, ALTON, Iloi. qpMwlv EMPIRE MILLS. , ; ' KB|pplfl| HTttKBT (Near Pl09»), ALTON, ILL Ground Oat*, Ground Corn, Hay, Oata, Corn, Corn Meal, Buckwheat Flour, Graham Flour,eto i, TOQltPTLr DBLIVKEKD TO ANY 1'AllT OF 1yT dtf 1%b paper I* fcopl M «le at the office «f DVERTISING GENTS SON'S MAIiUJU, ALTON DAILT TBLBGBAPH. ^* •««»• fe.^-O^Jrtirt «»<«• Matter M the t>. - "WHDNK8DAY EVRrf, WABGS 9. Orie ^of the • Great Naval Engagements of the Worldi SUNDAY FIGHT, The Gray Bearded Pilot of tbe Herri'•- mac Describe! the Battle. The Confederate Ram Merrlruno Acfoiu: t • • •• • , . T I •, ' ; 4 '• j i i ' f ' I ' 5 pllilinil Oreateir Work of Destruction in a Single Half Duy Tlmu Any Other War Vesiwl Ever Bnllt— Bnt She Coolil Kot Whip Cupt. John Ericsson?*- 3Ion- Itur— nuttle of The Iron Ondii Slurch 0, J808.. - v -t;- .- ••- • •• : -, • • . i '; •' • ' i- . : .' ' • •' On the shores at tbe mouth of the ; blue Chesapeake this time of year the air ia mild as.Jime. • Balt-breeza and pine forest mingle and give it bracing fragrance. Fig trees and fringy cope myrtloa .live outdoors the year around. ! It is one ^of the moit« delightful spota of the earth. Visitors to Old Point Comfort owl Fortress Monroe linger on day after day. .Trayelerw' stopping at the great hotel east of the fortress sit hour by hour in the .verandas. • Auon they .change ami take a sail over the bright waters with the 'captain. Everylxxly calls him the captain. He is a hale, gray bearded man with a keen eye and a strong frame. H? has been about the Cheea- penke and Norfolk bay more years than a good many of • Our readers have lived. Year after year, too, while the loiterers sit and gaze, now at the blue sky, now. at the softly rolling breakers which are evec as blue, they uk the captain to tell them the story of tho Merrimac and the Monitor (Ight. MERIUMAO AND MOiaTOR. CFrom "Loesing's Civil War."l The captain was the pilot of tho Merrimac tliat day, off Hampton roods, March 0, 1803. The- Merrimae was a lino new steam frigate. Tyjien the United States ofllccr, Commodore .IfcCuuloy, set flre to his own government's navy yard at Norfolk and burned tho ships, the Merrimac was among those fired and loft to consume. This was April 81, 1861. Bnt' the:' Merrimac was not entirely destroyed. 8ho was burned to tho copper line, Then she sank. To raise her again, to fit her out as a war vessel, was not a task of very great difficulty for the Confederate government. Her exterior pattern was changed .somewhat, . In armor plating her, and otherwise fitting her for naval warfare, tho Confederates affixed to her bows a long, powerful iron beak. In brief, when the refitting was dono, and tho Uerrimac was turned out of the Norfolk or Portsmouth navy yard she became the steam ram Virginia, the terror of every United States ship afloat. Steaming up, head on, she was able to send her long, swordfisb beak crashing through the sides of the strongest wooden ship. Thus, attacking vessels one at a time, tho Virginia was prepared to vanquish tho whole United States navy and commercial marine. What is more, she had been fitted up in the United States government's own navy yard, of good iron and steel belonging to tho nation. The now pattern given to her was the idea of Lieut. John M. Brooks, himself a United States naval officer whjlmd takon tbo Confederate side, The battering ram or false bow ox- tended out ahead of her 33 feet. Bho hod two powerful engines below #ie water line. Her roof and sides Were covered with oak over two feet thick, and upon this was plated iron 6 inches through. The rain in front was also composed of oak and iron. The vessel waa armed with several great guns for those days, carrying shot of from 80 to 100 pounds, and a 180-pound shell. ': Such was tho ram Virginia. She I» better known, however, the world over, by her for* mer name, the Merrimao, and that Is Iho name which will ba used In this story. Last but not least, sha was directed by ex- United HNitx« ofllcers, men who had been among the bravest and most experienced in tbe Union navy. Her com- mandor was Capt, Franklin Buchanan. Ho had been thirty-live years in tho United Sbites navy, Tho Merrimao had been on the tongue of rumor for weeks. Four ships of tho Federal «»vj la> m Hamp- tou roads watching her. They wore tho vtciun frigates Minmwotn and Koanoke, and tho sailing frigates Cumberland and Congress. Thu appearance of tho Merrimac hud come to bo looked on as something of a joke. Van Brunt, captain of tho MlnniMotu, wrote borne : • "Wo arc 'tired of waiting for tho Morrinmo and wish aho would come out." H» had Ills vrUh presently to bis heart's content Hampton rends U an Inlet of Chesapeake bay, between Fortress Monroe and Norfolk. Tbe James river empties into it, also tho (Sllzabotb, on which tho navy yard lias. Thu lay or Indentation got* it* name of "roads," or a roadstead for bhlps, on account of Its depth of water, being Knrooly any whore leas thau twenty-three feet K U about flve miles across. The Federal vossuUi lay about the roods not very near together. "The Minnesota and the Roanolto were beiv near Fonr«* Moniw, tho Cumberland and Congress wore off yonder south, near tba mouth of tbe Elizabeth river," mys th» cap- OAPT. (From Losing's "Civil M'(ir."] tes Mi cral Ing totn. About noon, Saturday, March 8, the Federal lookouts /saw wmrthlng coming down tbe Elizabeth river, It was, in fact; three things, a« they pr«Miit!ymo»*d nearer. It was three steamers. Two of thorn were Ordl- nary gunboat?. The other was a Queer looking .ft. appearing like the roof of a totrn steam- • „• down rtream. .Was thUUie ilorrimaol The little fleet came steaming down the river and out into tbe roads. Quickly tho Mimie- iK>ta and the Roanokb made rendy to meet the newcomers. The queer craft was the Merrimac at lust. The Hoalioko had a broken lhaft. She had to be towed out into tbo. water by tugs. It does not take long to tell the ctory of what followed. . The Minnesota grounded out of range of the Virginia, and could not bo got off, It was ebb tide. .Presently tho Hoanoko grounded at the stern. The United States navy was not worth much more then than it is noW. "' • • ,- ., The Congress 'and Cumberland were anchored nearest to tho coming monitor as shu Rteamed out of Elizabeth river.: There was some exchange of shots as tho Merrimac came booming oh.. One shot from her disabled several gunners on tho Cumberland. Tho Cumberland was swung broadslita across the channel, The Morrimac wont at her straight as an arrow and rammed her Iron book into the Cumberland's side. A great opening was made and water poured In n torrent into the Cumberland. Then tho Merrimao opened flre, Every shot hit'the mark, and tho decks of the wooden ship Wire soon covered with dead and injured. In three-quarters of an hour the mortally hurt ship went down in fifty-four f cot of water,carrying dead, dying and wounded with her. Some were picked up in boats from the shore and a few swam: to land. Tho Cumberland's topmast showed above water, with her flag still flying. It was tho turn of the Congress next Tho two companion gunboats of the Merrimac bad attacked her. Seeing tho fato of the Cumberland, Lieut. Pendergnst, commander of the Congress, ran her aground by means of tugs, in order to prevent tho Merrimac from sinking her. The Merrimac, after sinking tbe Cumberland began pouring shot Into the Congress. The aim of tbo Confederates was marvelonsly accurate. Tho firing from the Congress had no effect on tho Merrimac's sloping iron sides. At 4:80 Lieut Pendorgast, seeing all was over, hauled down the stars and stripes, and ran up a whito flag in token of surrender. The Confederates sent a tug to take formal possession, But the Congress waa under shelter of the Union batteries at Newport Nows, and they opened fire and dtove the tug off. It is said they did not see the white flag. Then the Merrimac poured.red hot shot into the poor old ship again. Presently she left her ami bore down upon the Minnesota. In this interval, the.crew of the Congress, what there were left of them, escaped to shore in tho boats. Next morning, of tho 434 brave men and true who had composed her crew, only half answered to their names at roll call. The rest were killed, wounded and missing. There had come into Hampton Roads on Friday, March 6, tho naval ship St Lawrence, a sailer. Boning how the battle was going, she had herself towed toward the grounded Minnesota, and presently she herself grounded. Together tho two helpless vessels waited the onslaught of tho iron beaked monster. There seems to have been inexplicable Ignorance of the channels on the part of tho Federal pilots. The. Roanoke, tbo Minnesota and the 8L Lawrence all ran aground. The St. Lawrence fired a broadside at tho Morrimac, which did not the slightest harm. The Merrimac fired one single shell at the St. Lawrence. It wont through the wooden chip like a bolt of .lightning. Then the St. Law renco. hors du combat, stole oft likd a wblpped animal up toward Fortress Monroe. It was getting dark. The ram and her at temlant gunboats drew off from tho light and steamed to Sewell's point, where they anchored. The hot shot the ram had thrown last Into the Con^rcsj had been for tho purpose of setting flre to her.. This object was accomplished. The battered ship burned to tho water's edge. About midnight tho llrcs reached her powder magazine, when she blew up with a tremendous roar, and that was the end of tho Congress. "Harper's Pictorial Hlstory"says of tho Merrimac: "No vessel (hat ever flou'.«d had ever dona so grunt, n work in a single half day. She had destroyed two powerful vessels, carrying three times her number of men, and fully six times her weight of armament." The Federal vessels lost quite 253 men that 8th of March, 1803, •tho Confederates only 10. Would the terrible Merrl inao come back next morning and destroy the Mlnne- Not much sleep for officers and men on those frigates lying there fast aground that night JOHN ERICSSON. sola and 'Roanokel The Monitor. About midnight a strange small craft came and anchored beside the Minnesota. The Confederates who saw her next morning said afterwards sbo looked like a black plank with a Yankee cheese box on top. The mysterious small flat object was John Ericsson's Monitor nod this was her trial trip. She had como into the roads that night just in tlrna to hear the hut of the cannonading. , Her commander was Lieut, John L. Warden, U. S. N. Tho "Yankee choeso box" that the Confederates saw was a revolving tower or turret, twenty feot in diameter and ten foot high, bomb proof. Inside woro two 11-lnnh l)ahl- •gron cannon, whluh could bo turned and aimed in any diructlon through tho portholes of the towor. Tho guns woro revolved with power from tho double cylinder onglno that propelled Iho boat. The deck of tho vessel was nearly level with tho water, and down under this all the crew btuycd except tho two who workutl th« guns within (ha turret Tho boat wiw sharpened nt both ends, 124/cot long, 84 feot,' wlda, and had n double hull. 'Iho iipiwr hull projected all over tho lower ono, nnd protwk-d anchor, niddur and GCTUW propullur. Tho whole top IVIIM docked ovm' wllh heavy Iron. Tho top of tho turret was of railroad bar Iron, armored over with Iron plato, holes bclii£ K-rt for ventilation. To got at tho Monitor's machinery, and cluimtRO hor, n shot would have to puss through twenty feol of tvatoram) then ttrJko n slanting licavy frou piato. Thus thorn was nothing a shot couW touch except tho lint dock or tho turret or the low Hat pilot luiuw, which loiter was as beavily built a« tho turret The smoke stack, also protected with heavy Iron .l>oxlne;. was built tcloseopo fashion with slides that couM be drawn within onu miotlu'r wuoq tbe vwwl wua In action. Thore was no way to get into lier escopt down n ladder through the turret, ono man M a tlmo, Such woa the InvIncHilo llttlo demon of Wftf that cHmS'doWn'tC'Wt ths; M«rrttni«i.' Soar was <ii»!lt.litti 100 Alayi onY and out. .'•••- - : , '.•' •..•;••-•' ' .• ' •'. Tho Mcrrlmno-and Monitor fight was no exception to 'the• rnlBithaV'ffie.iireatbattles 6f our ittut dcouiTed oh. 8nn<layv i So did the battle of '\Vat«rloo,,and many other great .fights the world over. Sunday, Atarch 0, about Oo'cloak in tho morning, the eloping roof of the tremendous ram loomed up .through the hazo, and bore uown upon tho Mlnneso.ta. With her wore hor attendants of'the day before, the Confederate gunboats Patrick Henry, Jiunes- to<vn, ; Halelghj Beaufort' nntl Tenser. Together they carried eleven . gnus. In tho batllo of the day before Commodore Buchanan had • been severely WoumUxl by n shot from tho Congress, awd ; in 'the ac- tlon of March 1), tho command devolved upon hi* .first officer, Lieut. Catcsby Jones. Tlio powder division on board the Congf ces Was 'In charge'of Paymaster McKean Buchanan, brother of tho commander of the Mcrriinad. Only ono thing hud prevented the destruction of tho Minnesota in tho .action of Saturday, and that wns tho fact that Bho wns grounded In water too shoal for tho Mer- rimao to como near her,- Her misfortune had proved her salvation. At tho approach of tho Uerrimac nnd her tenders on Sunday morning tho drums of the Minnesota beat to quarters. Away down tinder-Water the'-crow of'tbo little '• Monitor got ready for fight .; A strange scene in naval warfare then took place. The gray boarded captain at; Old Point Comfort tells it as though i i happened yesterday. 'The Monitor was only one-fifth tho size of .tbe. Merrimac and of very much 'lighter draft' ' ''' Tho Merrimnc steamed up past tho Minnesota toward Fortress -Monroe. Then she turned and • prepared to come straight' at the Minnesota. IKTERIOK OF MONITOR. tFronil/osslng'B "Civil War In America."] , The little Monitor i followed In her'wake, and when the Morrimao turned her iron benk forward,,there was the.cheese box directly between her and the Minnesota. Tho stern guns of tho Minnesota opened on tho ram, but Bho was invulnerable. It hor sides had been perpendicular, some of tho flfty great shots ,which struck her from Capt. Van Brunt's guns on the Minnesota, must have penetrated her. As the ram approached, the little Mont- tor's turret-guns began to revolve and flre. The ram angwered:with a tremendou? broadside, Ono conical shot from tho huge Armstrong gun penetrated the Monitor's turret part way, but the bolt broke oil and remained sticking between, tho bars of railroad iron, bent and flattened. Tha rolic fa still preserved. Other shot from the ram flew around and over tho Monitor without oITeot. The littlo raft steamed around and around lier ponderous foo, socking a point of attack. But there was none. They pounded nt each other tremendously, neither hurting tho other. Tho Men-linnc, finding sho had mndo no impression on the Monitor, turned her guns once more upon tho Merrimao and mado a Mtvage attack, which told terribly. At that moment tho littlo Monitor steamed up and placed herself between tho ram and the Minnesota. Tho Mcrrimae changed her position and onco more tho bis ram and tho littlo turret ship grappled : The Merrimao grounded and the Minnesota trained her guns directly upon hor. She got afloat and turned towards Norfolk, tho Monitor after her. Suddenly the' Merrimao turned like an animal maddened and headed with all her force directly at the Monitor, Booking to run her down. The iron beak gratecl over tho level deck, and tho little raft came up serenely ready for flght again. The Morrimao wus more damaged than hor antagonist. One heavy shot penetrated tho armor of thu ram. There was more maneuvering and more cannonading at close quarters, when suddenly the flring censed. The Merrimac and her attendant, fleet headod up tbe bay. At the same time the Monitor turned and steamed down the buy towards Fortress Monroe. That was tho ond of tlio famous duel between tho Mcrriniac and tho Monitor. Lieut. TVordon, In tho pilot house of the Monitor, was blinded by some cement which was thrown into his eyes by a shot which struck, s'quarely In tlio peephole. He wan takon to Washing- ington and tended carefully. Presi- MEHT. WOHDKN-. dent Lincoln visited, him, and wept at sight of iho blinded hero who had dono so much. Tho gallant officer finally recovered his night Nobody else in tho Monitor was hurt. . Tho Minnesota had been terribly shattered. A shot from tho Morrimao hail exploded tlio boiler of tho tug Dragon, scalding several men. Tbo Minnesota, by throwing overboard some guns and other heavy articles, nnd by attaching several more tugs to pull mid strain at her, got out of her mud bod Monday morning and wont up under tbo shelter of Fortress Monroe. In tlio two days' fighting tbo Federal forces lost nearly -100 men and two valuable •ililris; tho Confederate forces lost thirteen men. Tbo Monitor wns struck wllU shot twenty-two times, one of which damaged Hip pilot house comowhaU 'iho Morrlnutc's lonfil Iron bow bail iicon twisted when sho run Into" the Ciinilicrlund. Two of her guns were broken, her Kiuoko and steam pljxu and (Ing staff wero Hbot rnvay, find 08 KUO Htonmod up Norfolk buy it vviw seen thnt sho ragged at . "But what did the Monitor nnd Mci-rlimio do nextl" "They never camo together tiEaln,' 1 i>uld tho urny bearded captain. "They watched uround there n good while, tho Morrimac;pro- ncctin;; Norfolk anil tha mouth of tho Junta, tho Moidlor protecting tho Cbcenpoako. Onco in n whiln each ono would cuiun out and Bcroaiu around with hor nt«i>m whistle uwbllo mighty fasiy, pretending to "challongo. But if tho other Foomod likely to take It up that ono backfd oil in n hurry. Ono wns afraid itnd tho oilier dnssont." Tho Mcn-lmao was destroyed in Mny following by her own commander.- Josiab Tnt- null, to prevent her from fulling Into F«l«rM bnntK The Monitor foundered In n gale off Caps Hatteros, tho last day .of ,th* .year , 1669 trna wjyi.lizat,,. ,.;.,. _____ ,,.,-^, _______ „,,..«„*,. i . The flght otjtha M«wllft|« ,ftnd MCfittor has taken Ito place us one of the great naval 4n- gagemeiits.of the'.world. , ...... ,, . ..„., : The empioyrae,nt of ves3e4» v wholly, .armored with lrot> revoiuUbnfted aaa wa ' : SUitoly Bows and Tho custom oj['bttHd''6nak'lA|jf— 1 ivhd-ii Very good, basuttaUo' custom it was— has of- late years been mora/ox 1 less nbaiid.Qt)ed- among mero acquaintances in .New York, Bodotyi Thorn liast been of lato yeaw 'ft irioYcmont toward tho stntelj bows and courtesies of the past. A lady silently courtesle^. Wheli lnti-o- ducccl, and n gentleman makes u deep boiv. If, however, a lady or gentleman extends a batul nt lime of IritrodUiJtlbti iir,' iiidced, nt any time, Itmittopolltcriesg Will' prompt that it bo tnl.-on coi-dlally. It is' ft safe ' rulo , to, always respond to the greeting in the keynote of the giver; .•.•••;- ..... Greatly Excited. Kot a few of the' .oitizsns of Alton have recently became greatly excitoil over the asionislilng facts, that osyoral of their friends who hiid been pronoun- cud liy; their phymcindB as* incurnblo tin (I beyond all hope- suffering with iliiit dreaded-'-imuiHter Cohauinirtion-- hiive biieri cotnplutely cured by Dr. Kuitr'H New Discovery for Consumption, ihu only rcmeifv that does positively cure all throat nnd lung diseases, Ci'nirha, Colds, Asthma and Bronohitm. Trial bottle free lit E. Marsh's drug stare, largo bottles $1. Wonderful Cores. W. D. Hojt & Co., wholesale and retail druggists of Rome, Gu., nay: We have been selling L)r. King's New Di9« covery, Electric Bitters and buokinn's Arnica Sitlve for .two years. Have never bandied remedies that sell as well,or tfive such universal satisfaction. There have been some wonderful cures effected by these medicines in this city. Several oases of pronounced Consumption huv« been entirely cured by use of u few bottles of Dr.'King's New Dis- eovery,taken in connection with Electric Bitters. We guarantee them always. Sold by E. Marsh. .. mchldwlm Bncsion'8 Arnica Solve. The Best Salve in the,world,for cut*, hruisps, sbfes.u.serB,' salt rhenm, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains corns and all akin eruptions, and ; positively cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded.' • Price 25 epBts per box. FT sale by E. Marsh, Alton. 111.' njch7dwlm How they Acquire the Hubit, Some men seem to be fond of hug* ging delusions, and it may be that they got in the hubit because girls are suob. delusive creatures. In Colorado's Fine Climate. .{DENVER, Col., Febmary 18, 1835.— Some weeks ago i was attending to work that exposed me to cold and wet, und tho result was, first I knew, 1 was down on my back with a severe,cough und fever. I had a terrible pain through my lungs and back. I didn't know what to du. I sent to the druggist, a niend of mine, telling him'my symptoms. He came right over himself and brought with him some AllcooK'd Porous Flusters which, he said, would cure.me. He. applied ono to the upper pare of the chest and and throat, and two more below tbat on the chest, and one between my shoulder blades. I began 10 experience relief almost instantly and, to my great surprise and satisfaction, in two hours or less the pain in eougbing was gone, the coughing itself only occasional, my skin was moist, and generally I was pretty nearly all right; only remained in the bouse the next day, although keeping the Plasters on Tor some ten days later, and I was well. —P. Brennan. Free Advice. Credulous American soft heads on the lookout for English estates in chans eery should read Dickons''"Bleak House 1 'at least once a year. That tired teuling (and loss of appetite are entirely overcome by Hood's Sursapanlla, tho peculiar medicine. Try n and see. 9 ! It S hirers their Timbers. The President HAS signed tbe retaliation bill, nnd every vessel in the navy has had an apprehensive quake.— Ex. The Uice Carriaee Spring Company, Pittston, Pa., challenges tbe world to produce as good a spring, as easy a spring, and as cheap a spring. A trial settles Unit. Ask your carriage huildtr to put ic on yours. dwlw Almost miraculous are some of the cures nccnmpliRhed by the use of Ayer's Sarsaparilla. In the case of ft. L. King, Richmond, Va., who suffered for 47 years with an aggravated form of scrofula, Aynr's Sarsaparilla effected astonishing results. dwlw Cum Cough*. Coldi, IloanoiMH, Croup, luthma, JUpncbltlH, Wugoi'lnpr COURU, Incipient Connjinp- —=-•*—- lion, ami i-oliovoa iKmnumpllve nei-coni In lulvnncod itAgei of Ilia dinonso. l-rli'o iUcls. Ouu- f/oii, 3'lm pctiulno l)r. Uuirt \Cmiin Kiirup Is Bolil only In |ir/if/» innunwn, nna bc»rj our rrjmtoml TriKlD-Mai'UB to wit, A UiiU'»lt«til In a Clrcle,a Kr,l. ,.sVri|> CfHlltm-iJiM, iml thy J'utl (£• .1. (. Mciitr ,t- Co., Solo l'iiii.'i. lialil uoru.jld,, y b. AT C'liew l.niiBH'i' i'liiira—'I' 1 !'! lirciitTob . ti oMl-l'i-'f-- ' " -•vW' iQnit TO ADVERTISERS For u check for IM wo will print a ten-line Hdvorlfsoinout In One Million Issues of load. Inn American Newspnpurs. Ilili is at iho -ate of only ouafllili ol ao«nt n llno.for l.OWclrou . union I The adveitlsement will bo plioud bolorii One Million ui^FKUKNT nowiimnur pui-alm-un^orKivKMILLION HKADBUS. Ten lini'b will KO'-ninniiidutu ubuut 78 wordi, Ad- ilre»» with oopy of iidv mid oliuoU, or vond 81 couu tor tiaok ol 17B pu«o«. UKO. 1'. HO\V- KLL A TO., 10 Spruce «{„ N, Y, JalMlm . BJLtf LJJLJ. ^ .'JIL'JH 1 J*. MOST PERFECT MADE iiu j\unii«mU(AJiiu«f***iiiti ui A uwB|iu»i,vBt *si ** AAUU i Kxtroctt, VanUlft, Lemon, ofc., flavor delicious^, 9/CP BIK1NB POWDER CO, I'HHUi INSURANCE, REftL ESTATE,* LOAN AGENTS. THB IOULOW1HG Co.*s: Ins. Co. of Nortb America; Hartford, Phoenix, ; '/ Franklin, of Philadelphia; German American; North British and Mercantile, London; Com. Union, London; Lancashire, Manchester, Bug.*, Continental; Qlrard; ; , . Glens Foils, .., .. :„. Anjiercnh Central; ' Firemen's' Fund, i Western AMnranoe Co. ANDOTHEBS:A CASH m TEE AGGBKGATE OF $20,OOO,OOO. \VK ALSO RKFBKBI5NT TUB Mutual Benefit Life, of Newark, N. J., and Traveler's Life and Accident Ins. Co..Hartford. Ofiice ; Over Alton Mat. Bank, Cor. Third and State at?. ' '•• - ' ' For Kent. ' •' '-'':.• -:\ Two-story house and good stable , on Common street. UooU fruit. • • •' For Sale, i ..'.'. •;:;. Seven lots with good • brick dwelling and outbuilding*, In good repair, In Upper Alton. Koaidoncoof O. E. Oolllns, and known as the MeiTlll property. WIUfFLE A SSI1LEY, Alton, or D. w. Collet, Uppar Alton. 1 or Bent. ' •' • A two-story briok dwelling kridwn'as the A. Platt homestead. JLatelyjin 1 ; In good ro- puir. WHIPPLEASMILKY. For SHle or neut. A desirable tenement on Bluff street, owned by Mrs 8. J.Duno. • ' WHIPPLK aSMOBT. For bal. The late residences of J. J. and W. H. Ultcbell, on Mill St., two oitls.n best pieces ol residence property in Altoo. The property known as "The Farft,, east of above; U lots on Mill and Summit streets, aiid a, number of ots In Ulller * Mitchell's addition to Alton. •Any or all of aboye at a great bargain. ' . • f •• y f " W°;iPPiai!ftaM|LKT. ;•" ; '• . JToriB»M».,ij-"J-> •;;-.-•.• The Slorrtman property'oii : State. stree In Miller.-* Mlohell'a add.,,to Alton, IX story house, 8 rooms and out-buildings j all in per(cot order. Can ba bad at a bargain. •• _^ WHiPPLB-* BMTLKT. •• : • • -•' For Hale., •', ',-.•' . .i(, A IX story frame dwelling,- corner Pe and Fifth streets. WH1PPLE A 8MILKV .. Desirable li«aldenoe»^er Sale. ^.j_._ ^ _._....__. .ni street put lung on"Slaiu 8tii*btj nearjy. no^w. A two story Dilok dwelling 611 Sfiventh street, all for sol* it a suorlfloe. ownor Having •; decided; to - ' : - ' • • 'For SBie."" : '"' ' ;•' The Woodroof property. A 2 story frame house of 8 rooms, onKKtnaud Alton streets, a 4 room frame house bn Fifth strnot. WHIPPLB A 8MILBY. For B»le. A oonvenlent farnrof 130 acres, most all la cultivation; Bltaatod on the Bethalto road, mllff Tom'Alton. ,'.; . -• •;..••;;,, ,'".';• For Saleor.Kflnt.'' ' The 2-story frame dWelllng with 8 rooms, Including 7 lots: good'-barn and Una fiutte known as <.tbo Mlebols hoinestoad, altnated on ttt. , V ia a desaolebbbrho A 7-roombi-l3k dwelling and out bulldlngi OH Thud street, between Cherry and Vine. •' •--•-BY. . , jrorKent. Good 9-room brick bouse with about! nerd of ground,Including orpnarit^ln VPPM Alton. Former residence, of •Dr.'Humbert! • i WHIFFLE & BMlIJtr. ' i • * : For Kent.* I,at0 residence ot M. J. Nopuan OB State itreet.- known ns the A. ?lfttt plaoe.'Goodd voom brick hou»o, In flret class repair. "' W«1PW1B'*8MILKT. L ADIES wanted -duet up Tea Clubs lor our L'ure Teas and COoees, A host of unelul urtlolos to HOluct (rum ns premiums. Bond (or illustrated IMce nnd i'reinlnin Lint, tira OULUFKBU: tp OTcry TENTH person tliutun- swers this advertisement, we will send FIIBS tine pound choice Tou. Address NAT'L TKA AOOFFKEOa,IJoslou, Mass. oclKHiam •\irANTKD—A llvo.cnorgolloujan, to rap- T T roacnt UH, .$75 per inonth uud ozponwu, g Guuds Htupleittvor/'onu',buvHi outfit FIISB. 1 HTA.\»AIID blLYKHWAItK Oo,, Ooston. <>'••:- TT ;:(!•• i oc2M»m . 1 ASSIGNEE'S NOTICE. Estate ot Ilormmi UoanluiBim, debtor! Tho untleruiKnod hei ebv glros notice t llornian luigelumnn, ot Alton, In the county ol -Mudlson. and State of Illinois, did, on th« Hi h day 01 Fob., A. ,D.- ilSSIf transfer to tue underilKiiod, an UBulKnee, .all his pronertt, ri«l und persniiHl, lortnommofltot uls creditors. uoKitclliiK to the pruvlsiunn of tuo aw, oonoeriilnK assignments,' . ' : . ., All peitunslmvlng cl-jims aualnit the iaia Herman It* ui'lmunn nro hereby notified W Picuonisuchclulms under oath or affirmation, to me utmv store, on tlieoornvrot lam nnd 1'iasn "treuie, ikon, In uald county, wit"' in throe months from ililu date. ,. JOUKJ. DBBKK01.T,Atty. fcbtfOJ* m

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