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,THE EVENING GAZETTE: TTTESDAT, ,TANTTART, SlflSS*. A hn SUNSET. kly th^y th«' J with fl shf- nfold H« U fT"ii» -Jn« n to d'-nth it king; In stftt^ h« lies; _ _ . Rornl th*» pull, hfa cOTprlnif ~" Of stormy skips. From that low cloud tt In th*»y fflpnm Orpr th-$ flky, Thp glory jh<iJt» thnt, far Hath*-'!, brarn Pl/roinff on high. So, Mortal, from the ojx*n gravfl Of dear Hope lost The rayi^unr* up in gottlfn WAV* Still ttion thy heart! The hul<i«-n light But «v i kfl the morn, Thy ho]*» (tirr* on throuph vpfllntj night To rise uew lx>rn. — *'C. O." in CimriiiwiV Journal. THE HAUNTED SHU'S. la the twenty yi-ars of my seafaring life I hml t\vf> experiences with haunted gulps. The tetin mny provoke a sniiie, but if there are haunted houses why shouldn't there be haunted ships? As to the question of the f unvrnHtnral, I may or -may not bo a believer? -I will pive you the Incidents just as they occurred, and if you can explain everything Katisfiictortly to yourself I RhnH be gratified. An BneHsh brig called the Charles, In making her first vojage from Liverpool to Boston, had Rome trouble with her crew, and In putting It down the captain shot n Bailor named Jack. Wallace. Jack lived about an hour after being hit, and he •cursed the captain high and low, and he vowed by all that was good that he would haunt the brig as long as she limited. I'm blessed if he didn't begin the haunting business that very night, creating an alarm which made even the first mate shake In his boots. On getting into Boston every man but. the second mate cle- .gerted her. She loaded hercnrgo, shipped another crew, and on the way over to England .Tuck's ghost kicked up sueh ft row that the men were for taking to the 'boats In mldocenn and deserting the brig. Every man of them, mates and ftH, left her at fciverpool, and it was two weeks after she won ready to Rail again, this time for New Orleans, before she could find a crew. News of an affair of this sort gets spread about sooner «nd further than you would imagine, even without I4ie help of the newspapers, and Jack Tar wiH not sail in a haunted ship for any man's money. . The brig reached New Orleans after a long passage, and shfl had srarccly tied to the wharf when evorylmdy deserted her, the captain going with the rest. There was a regular stampede, and the vessel was left In the hands of the consignees nt . the drop of tho 'hut. I found her two wee.ks after" this with her load of cotton all aboard anil her sails bent for sartJng. Her old crew had talked more or less, and double wages were being offered for a crew. First'" mate's place was offered me, while an English sea captain had come down from New York. We regarded the ghost business as all nonsense, and were prepared to grnppio with any spirit or investigate any mystery. By our own personal efforts we finally picked up a crew, getting hold of men here and there, . who had just cotne into port from long . voyages and hod heard nothing to the ' brig's prejudice. We dropped down the river and got to sea without a single sailor having heard anything, and of course none of them" were looking ' for the mysterious. We were well out to sea before night of the first day, and when I came on deck at midnight to stand my wntch there was a steady breeze and a moderate sea, and the captain's wate.h had had ati ensy time of it, The men of my watch took a pull at a brace here and there, and Inside of a quarter of an hour all except the lookout were stowed away here and there to catch ,cat naps. I was pacing the deck with everything very quiet rjow and aloft, , when. my attention was attracted to the 'Bight of a sailor coming lift. I was on the starboard quarter, and he came along down close to the port rail, and made as if to go to the wheel. FHs footsteps gave 'out no sound, and-^ie came along with "a sort of glide yffver could deHcribe. It [•was a breach T&f discipline for n forc- . mast hand to appear on the quarter deck without a special errand or with- i out saluting, and when I saw this man Bunking his way along the quarter toward the man at the wheel it si fuck me that he was walking in his sleep. I picked up a rope's end and started for him,' but he glided ahead like a shadow, passc<l .within two feet of the man at the wheel ' 'and went out of sight like n flash. Next instant the sailor let, go«f the spokes of the wheel and staggered about, and tho brig won Id have come up into the wind . had I not jumped for the wheel. I yelled out and raised an alarm, and the men throw a buoy over and wo presently stopped our way and made ready to lower a boat. It was then discovered that no one was missing. Every man aboard that craft was there to answer to his name. The captain set out to give me a keel hauling for cre-.itlng such on alarm, but I took him aside, called to the sailor who had seen all, and we told our story in a way which put the old man Into a pickle. While he had to believe us, he wouldn't 'believe in the supernatural; and no man • could have been more uneasy. 1 "Here is what I saw. sir," replied the foremast hand when asked for his version of the matter. "I think I saw the spook before Mr. Temple did. I thought it was • one of the men coming back to make a report to him, but when I saw him bear off to port, and saw Mr. Temple start for him, I believed It was a case, of sleep walking. The thing came BO close that I could have touched it, and there was a smell of dead folks about it. There was a sailor look to the face — it being a youngish chap — and his two hands were clasped on his side like this. He fetched a sort of groan ' as he passed me; and he went over the Ktern an softly as a leaf falls to the ground, .and without a splash. This is a haunted craft, sir, and I give" . "Shut lip!" hissed the captain. "Tell me that again and I'll clap you In Irons." ' "Bat, who was.it, slrf" •' "Both of yon were dreaming, and if I hear any more of it somebody will hear from me." . , He further requested that nothing be •aid to the men, and, 'although he tried to make light of the matter, I knew that he was deeply puzzled. The sailor was as good as his promise, and said nothing, and nothing further happened until the third uight. The second mate, aa yon may know, is really In rharge of the captain's watch, and thU officer, Sir. Graves, was on duty, and the time was 11 o'clock, with my watch all below, when something happened. Ills watch had just been trimming the yards, and conld not, therefore, be .charged with dreaming. All of a sudden 'a figure appeared among them. It was ; firm g««ii at the tenttl* butt, and one ot the nau, who was after a drink of water, spoke to it nnder the impression that it was ope of bis shipmates. I glided away, and at the same luoment his nostrils were greeted r wHh fuuh fta odor that he cried out ia dis- gnst. The itrar.ge figure was seen byfomr men of the wal-ch as it glided to a point a few feet abaft the tareinoat, and there itood for two or three minutes with hand* pressed upon ita side, and 1U body weaving to »wi fro. A aaao of the name of Will Ketch — a chap who had new/ feared man otfttevti— called oat to the tnynterioue "it you «re pl»yicg «. trick oa us, look With that he picked np & P<&t OT weapog ol buck«(, or BOOM sort which \viv» handy by, Hnd gave it a fling »t the t!gur>-, and the mysterious person ncre VHnl«hed nt thesi'opof your finger. There was a row which brought us all on. dock, and now the fact that there was a mysterious something al>onrd the brig could no longer b« cmirt.'ttled. The cnp- tain raved and blustered, but the men had seen what they hud wen, and tt was no use to browbeat them. The watch below refused to turn In again. The captain undertook to drive thrm at the muzzle of his revolver, and they threatened to jump DVerboard. There may be a haunted house in a neighborhood, luit no one fears it unless he passes it. !!••!» was a ship believed to be haunted, ami yet no one rould get away from it. I confess that things did not look at le.-vt "queer" to me, and while the cnptalu pooh-poohed and talked in a loud voire I realized that he was a bit. shaky. Mr. (Jraves also blustered about, swearing at the men, advising R dose of belaying piti to cure their nonsense, and when tho captain told him to tnrn in ho went flown to his berth with ft laugh and a swnu'ger. Three minutes later he returned to us with a face as white as chalk, and it was a full ininnto before he could use his tongue to stammer out: "The—tho thing Is in the eanin!" Without n word In reply we descended the companion with him—the captain going first, I next nnd Mr. Graves bringing up the rear. As we passed along" the hall nnd pushed open the cabin door tho figure'of a man could be made out on the far side of the cabin, where the shadows were darkest. It was as plain us any human figure conld be, though we could not make out. the face and other details. Wo stared at it for half a minute, and then the captain pulled his revolver nnd banged away. There was a sort of groan following his shot, and when the smoke cleared we took a light and searched In vain for traces of onr mystcrlons visitor. Ho had departed. It was confessed to the owners (wid to the press that the officers and crew of that brig slept on deck every night after that until the'end of the voyage. Indeed, there were only two sailors arhnng the crew who wonld venture into the forecastle in the daytime, and the steward could not have been kept in his place except by threats. \Vn were ridiculed and laughed at as a crew, but It Is a matter of history that the Charles never made another voyage.. She could not get u charter, nor could she have got a crew If she had, and afler rotting in ordinary for a couple of years she was knocked to pieces. My second experience was on the ship Homeward. I shipped on: her at Liverpool for & voyage to the Cupe of Good Hope and return. I had not set eyes on her, and knew her only by name when I went aboard with my traps. I had a first mate's berth, and understood that the officer filling that place biul been taken suddenly 111 two days before. The ship was ready to sail, and I had to hustle aboard without making inquiries. As I approochcd her I encountered a man skulking away, and Iwlleving him to bo a deserter, I renpMtfd out_.fcr_hini I-COt his collar, but he broke my hold, and us he ran away I heard him say: "Aye, but I'd sooner sail the sen In a coffin." I gave this remark little attention, even when I found out aboard that ho wns actually a deserter. Ho was one of six men who had come off to the ship in'tho morning, nnd nobody could tell why ho had cut sticks. "Wo had a pretty good idea three or four days later. - There were only II v^ men aboard when I climbed over the rail—only flve sailors. The cook and steward were there, as also, a cabin boy. but the captain was ashore, and no one could tell me whether a second mate had been shipped or not. About midnight the shipping agents sont me eleven or twelve men, every one of them helplessly drunk, and'a little later on came the captain. Hehftd'been drinking heavily, and after trying to tell me his name and failing to understand mine, he went to lu's cabin with the order that I should call him at 0 o'clock. We were all ready to warp out, tho work of only half an hour from our berth, and the tide would not serve until midforenoon. I appointed n ship keeper and turned in myself, but the drnnken feHows were bound to have their farewell carouse, and I got no sleep through the night. Less than half of them were of any use next morning in warping the ship out. The captain came on deck perfectly sober, and when I said something about the conditioner the crew he replied: '' ; "Yes, it's lieastly, Mr. Temple, but we couldn't have got 'em aboard sober, you know. I/et a whisper get out about a craft and sailors act like fools." I' had my mouth open to ask what stories were In circulation regarding the Homeward, when the captain, whose name was Robinson, gave me an order and walked away. The second mate, who seemed to have been on n spreo with the men, Came up and introduced himself. His name was Anderson, and he apologized for his presence by saying: "I hung out to the very last, hoping to got another ship, but I had to take the berth. Do you think they are very bad?" "What?" "ThegJiosts." "Is this a haunted ship?" "Didn't you know it was? They say she has been deserted in every port and that she changes captains every trip; but perhaps It is only sailor talk. I hope we ahaM have no trouble, sjr." He sidled away in a half ashamed manner, and all hands, or all who were of any use, at once began warping the ship out, and before noon we were on our way ont. After we were fairly off the men liegan to knock themselves together, the captain and second mate acted like different men, and when the watches were set I had forgotten the words dropped by Mr. Ander§on. He was a thorough sailor and full of discipline, and one would have judged by his face that he had great force of character. Nothing occurred to create an alarm for three days. Then, one night during my watch, a man In the captain's watch, who was below, came on deck and said to me; "Mr. Temple, it must be that we haves stowaway aboard. We have heard groans and aigtiB and sobs for the last two nights, and some of the men declare the ship.li haunted. There comes the watch, sir, driven out by the noises. Won't you please mgka u'seurch?" It was true that every man in the captain's watch bud tumbled up, and I knew that they must be badly frightened to thus exhibit themselves. I took a long look at the weather, saw that everything was fair, and then descended to the forecastle alone. Not a man dared to follow me down t here. I wasn't even nervous. If tt.ere were groans and cries they must com* from some poor devil who had secreted himself in the hold, and who was now ill and starving. I had only reached the foot of the ladder when I felt the touch of an icy band on my face, and the next Instant my hair was on end. Some one was sighing, groaning and weeping. The sound did, not come from any one direction. At <tne moment they .(eomed to come from tho very eyes of the ship, and the next they were heard at the bulkhead, which divided the place from tie hold. : I felt, too, all the time as it somebody wns moving about me, and I put up my hand to prevent my throat being clutched. I frankly admit to you that I was scared, but I was determined not to show my feelings to the men, and aa I went on deck again I coreleaaly said to them: . ' "The noises come from the hold. Borne one has stowed himself away, and we'll have him out to-morrow." I left it with them to go bock or remiln oo deck, and not OB* of them, DOT yet ». fOfttt in my own watch, would go below until dayiighi c&uie, when, atnuue to uy, tsln and Mr. Anderson 'holh paw CHst something wns wrnnu ns Poon fls they came on di-ok. Tho cnptain received the news very qnietly, asking a question now and then, and when I Imd finished bfl replied: "Very well, sir. After the men have had their breakfast we will search the hold." We had one, but it was fruitless of remit. It. was (hurongh enough to convince us that no person w;is bidden away. The captain had very little to say, seeming, as I thought, greatly distressed in mind, but I finally brought, Mr. Anderson over to :iL;ree with me that the. : noises were produced by the rubbing of the cargo, though why we should not hear them in the daytime as well I could not explain. The noises began about 9 o'clock the next night. Both Mr. Anderson and myself went down and listened to them, but-we c/mld not prevail upon the captain to accompany us. Before 10 o'clock the men were In such « state of trepidation that it was hardly possible to separate them to do duty, and an hour later, when I went into the cabin to consult with the captain, he looked at me In the queerest manner and said: . "Mr. Temple, we must go back to Liverpool. This ship is haunted, and If we pursue the voyage we are lost." With that he burst into tears nnd went off to his stateroom and_locked_" himself in. It was a hard position to find myself in, for I now believed that the captain had gone daft, and the second mate was so rattled that his advice was no good. I determined to hold the ship on her course, however, and she wan pursuing it when, at 2 o'clock in the morning, the captain suddenly rushed on deck nnd sprang overboard with a yell, and, though we laid the ship to nnd lowered a boat, we found no trace of him. I then put the ship about and carried her into Liverpool, and It was the last voyage she ever made.— New York Sun. THE MARKETS. tra'l-p tn-rlrtv: 7tV^i-, rlo^'-l T. '("'4^: Mtvv, op — No. i F'-l'i-n.-i Mnrt'h, ojwp'xl k-^VN C|O<M| . 8:10. cl(**-<! :i fKl.95 nutiiin tl, 14^40. c:!'is.-J OI>»n(v| UTC R'. CrtirAon, .7*n. »>. ^ qtintntion-* on th^ boar.l of it—No. c FVhnisry, op^n***! Mari-h, op«*n«I antt rlo^M M]"V.\ c'o"(*d 8Hir. Corn of 4.-, rlm^l 4TJ.k<*', Mav, :. Out.*- No. L* Mfiy, -. I'cirk- Fi'bruary. ojwnpd dosf.1 $14.10; May, opened H.lvr.Uj. Lard— Fabruarr. .-C-"j. cl'r«>.l SV.4r.l4 k - Th i L'ulo i Htojk yanli report lha follosvm* ]>rin-*: HUJTH— Market opened mod- erntelv active; Ik'ht pnvJes, $3.ir>'S5.40; roupb im.-klne, $">. l'<2 •••.»': niiiod k>t«, $0.10<a3.BO; iifavy packing a«'l shipping lots, $5.-JO®6.flO. Cattle— Hlott : qnnlily poor; all common stock iownr; po<*l to choli-rt. $4 Wi&5.10; common to mi-cllum, ;il».~[4 nil; co\rs, Jl.T.VAS.l.l; Btockc-rs. J-'.n.l'f&.'i.LV Sh*-*'p S ejujy; natives, cholon, $4 50 {/;:>.*>; common, $;! .nirfi 4.'O; western, J4.7n<a 5.10. ]Yiwlm"»: Btilt^r— Fancy Klffln croamery, 30<& 31c pnr 11>: fnncy ilnlry, KlT/A'lc; packing Block, . Kxif— Fr-Hli laid. lOJjajo per dox; w, l.V.rlOc. Unused poultry— Chickens, P«r lh; turkey* 8jt,"c; ducks, 9aiOc; fl(ii>c. Potatoes— &">(Tfrfl5o p«r bu; sweet S-J..V)Jl I.IX) pwr bbl. Apples— Choice, per libL CranborrliB— Bell and i-hi-ny, (9.00 per bbl; B M anil buglo. (».». New York. NRW YORK. Jan. 80. Wheat- Dull; No. 1 rod stato, 93<aMc; No. 3 do. flJc; No. *J red winter February, 89>^c; do March, 9' Hie. ___ Corn— Stpmly: _ No. 3 mixed ciwh, 6i^5«L'|-4c; do February, ooo^o; do March, «%:. Oats-Qulct; No. 1 wh!t« »Ut«, 4ia4-A;; No. 2 ilo, 41MQi<lo; No. " 2 mixed February. W^iv Rye -Uull and unchanged. Barley— Nominal. ~ Pork— Dull; mnw, (1.1.00. Lnrd-Febr.!Hry. $r.T!0; May, (7 84 Uve Stock: Cnttlo— Trading rather slow; better Knulcfl a shuclo hipher and fairly flrm: poorest to t»*st stcr-r* ?1 rr><^y7fl, Including common to prime InN, S-I.SlSiS.OO; hulls and dry cow«, ( l.T5<rt8.05. Shwp and Lambs— Fairly flrm for good offerings; easier for Inferior and common; nheep. $4.":nr?.n.'J."i; 'lamb*, SO 00&7.60; car-lo*d faH-cllpped western, f5.S.V IIo^c-^None offered alive; nu-ady; nominal range, Wander* pibt In thouiand '.tmt nrc inrrM'Ttl hy fin marvc < oltnveRtlnn. Those who are In ne«>rt of . work. that, enn tx-done whtlp llvlnc nt norn ft MionM at once **nd their Hddre^s to Mjif- lett SCo.. Fortliind. Malna, ant! nwolve friw. fill' Information liow either iwx, of si! afi<>!i, can t-nni from M to 9O> per day and ujnvanis -wherever they live \ on Hre *t-art<-d free. Capital not ' re- nulrpd. S«mB haTR made over J50 in « slnulc dnv at tills work. All »iM-r*«d. dwtf S. M. BEECHER, PLUMBEB, STEAM —AND— GAS mm. Iron, Lead, Culvert and Sewer l*ipe. CONDENSED NEWS. There lias beoi< n heavy snow-storm In Walea. Roads are blocked, and heavy losses in stock are fearort. Editor O'Brien has gone to the south of France for his health, thin escaping the execution if warrants Issned Saturday. T|IB village of Al<onn, in Italy, has bee i almost whnlly <l(wl.royod by fire. Two persons wore killwl nnrl many injured. The inhabitants aro (Institute. . .-R«ailh? ofll'inl* insist tlmt Hie railway strike i* ancient history, and the minerb' strike rnpllly growing hoary. But there, is very little oonl being minml. John Werelt, Edward Williams and Edward Kimborly were arrested at Baltimore Monday, charged with cutting the throat of Welch's housekeeper, Rose Cttaney. Robert F. Davis, of Chattanooga, convicted of murdering bis wife, was sentenced to four ypard in the penitentiary Monday. The murder was a most brutal one. 1 hn natural hoirs of Mrs. Stewart have combined and will begin-suit bo break Ui« will of the great merchant's widow, giving most of her property to Henry Hilton, Colonel T. 8. Williams, a prominent lawyer of Palestine, Tex., was shot and killed Sunday morning by Georgo D. Hunter, son of a widow whom Williams, It Is said, had insulted. An oflicial of the Fittiburg flre department says there Is evidence that not less than twenty-fire incendiary blazes have been started In that city during the past three months. The recent snowstorm in New England was the worst in twenty-five years. The railroads of that .region and in New York and Pennsylvania are gradually overcoming the blockade. On the person of a tramp who had for months been accommodated at the station houso and generally supported by charity, a bankbook xuowlng a credit of ovor $400 was found Sunday night at New York. The death is announced of Michael Engleman, of Mantatee, Mich., one of the most wealthy and enterprising citizens of that state, . having for years been prominently identified with sniff lumber and navigation Interest* The merchants in- the strike regions on the Reading line are using all sorts of schemes to avoid soiling to the strikers on credit, as to do BO wonld be ruin to nearly all of them,, •while if they are found out the boycott threatens them. They think the latter, however, the lessor evil. A number of coal miners passed through Reading at noon Monday from the ore mines aloug the East Pennsylvania railroad, bound for the coal regions. These men have been working for 00 cents per day, and say that they will risk any danger for whnt appears to them to be princely wages—ti50. Rose Elizabeth, a mulatto woman, wife of , a Memphis, Tonn., policeman, is suing for the estate of the late M J. (Jpxe, a wealthy Mississippi man. She claims that when oho was IB years old Coxe took her for bis wife and recognized' her as such until his death, and that she bore him seven children. Just before his death he made her his wife legally, but the white relatives of the dead man took all the property. Railway Passengers In Peril* WINNIPEG, Mao., Jan. 81.—No through trains have arrived over the Canadian Pad flu since Wednesday last. A whole train load of passengers are said to be blocked np ID th» middle of the mountains, and lean are entertained for their safety, as their supply of provisions was not very large. The Canadian Pacific, has stopped receiving through wheat shipments, owing to the blockade on the north'shore of Lake Superior. Nothing Left to Fight About. PROVIDENCE, H. L, Jan. Jl.'-John Sweet, of Johnson, and Leroy Barrett, of the North End, fought four rounds of a prize fight Sunday night, at Manton, this state. The fight was for the gate receipts, and in the fourth round, when Barrett was getting the better of Sweet, it was discovered that the stake-holder, who was friendly to Sweet, had decamped with the money. The fight then came to a close. Sensitive riintngrnphlfl Flutes. ^. PhnloRrupliii' plates can now be pr*- pnrcrt wliicli nrc more sensitive to llRht tlian cvcli tliu liuinnn retinn; they sub- serve an excflli'iit purpose In astronomical photography, for by their me ills possible tn map out slurs in the heavciiH which are MI dim iiH to bo totally invisible to the eye looking through tho telescope. Tlie plate: is fixed and iillnwreil to reinuiu behind tho eye pieco of the telescope, tho rays of light Invisible to the eye gradually producing the change in it nci'essnr.v to the production of an inmgr. It i.s claimed for them that they will photograph the eruption ol scarlet fever Some time before it IB visible to the eye, thus permitting tho trouble to be recognized earlier tlian formerly.— Chicago News. The grave robbers captured in Philadelphia, are not as bitcl as those moth- era who are life robbers, by neglecting the cough of a child, when they know full well that one bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup would cure it and make it happy. • A Full Line of Brand doorte, Kngint Trimming*, *« Pumps and Pump Repairs, Gas '.nd Oil Fixtures. HHOP OPl'OHITK FORT OFFICK OH FOURTH BTBKKT 50 SCHOOL CLOAKS!! 6 to 1O Years. FIRST CLASS -GARMENTS I Your Last Opportunity To 'Purchase a Good Cloak at Less Than the Cost to~the Manufacturer. New Prints, New Deck fte, Von who have done so much for the new dura, do yet iv little more, and receive the thanks of a grateful people. "One (Ire burns out another's bum- ing," and most pains Buffer most to be cured, but Salvation Oil is painleua and certain. It costs only 25 cents. •The VcriUct Unnuinioun. W. D. Suit, Druggist, Blppus, Ind., testifies "I can* recommend Electric Hitters »8 the very best remedy. Every bottle sold has given relief In every case. One man took six bottles and Was cured of Rheumatism of 10 years' standing." Abraham llnre, druggist, IJeilvillc, Ohio, affirms: 'The best selling medicine 1 have ever handled In my 20 years' experience, is Electric Bitters." Thousands of others have added their testimony, so that the verdict is unamous that Electric Bitters do cure all diseases of the Liver, Kidneys or Hlood, -Only a half dollar a bottle at Strickler & Hoorses Drng Store. Congress is tackling the postal telegraph subject. A Woman's Dlncovery. "Another wouderfal discovery libs been made and that too by a lady in this country. Disease fastened its clutches upon her and fer seven years she withstood its severest tests, but her vital organs were . undermined and death seemed imminent. 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Try this wonder healer. 26- eta. Guaranteed. O. A. Oliver & Co. '. Wonder If Oglesby wrote to anybody but lawyers to enquire about calling election for a judge. SniLOifs VITALIZER is what yon need for Constipation, Loss of Appetite, Dizziness and all symptoms of Dyspepsia Price 10 .and 75 cents per bottle. 0. A. Oliver* Co. 1 liaise the dam money and then the street railroad comes. . Liquor DeoUlon ID Minnesota. ST. PAUL, Minn., Jon. 81.— Chief Juitloe Gllflllan hu decided that wholesale liquor- dealers are not oullgad to take out the f 1,000 license demanded under the law from retail dealer*. In an other opinion, by Judge Vandorburgb, of the luprome bench, the constitutionality of the high license law ii affirmed. Unman Catholic* Thank the t*r«sldent. Niw YORK, Jan. SI.— The Central Temperance .Association union of the Brooklyn Roman Catholic diocese bos passed resolutions of thanks to President Cleveland for hi* generous token of good will presented to th» holy father on the occasion of the pope's jubilee. Rvhaartir's Remarkable Uilllutl Eon. MILWAUKEE, Win., Jan. 81.— In a match game of billiards between Bchaefer, tba wizard, and Carter Monday night, Bcbaefer made the Urgent run on record, scoring 284 points in the seronth and last inning, balk game. The largest run ever made bj Bcbaefur bufore teas i'SO points. There appears to be no limit to tbe uses to which paper caa ba pnt In science The compresKKl blouks of It have even beea utcd for the building o< tbe sidca of chjm- neyt, the blocks btlug Joined together by *> mliclouu cement. Its nso In tho manufacture uf a gr«iit number of articles la Hupply our domeatii; wuita, including cloil»iiij{ ev(u, to well known.— Chicago SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, made miserable b" that terrible cough, Bhiloh'a Cure is the remedy for you. O. A. Oliver & Co. 1 ASK POE THE No bones over liip to break. Quickly and perfectly adjusted to tbe form; Doable Bone) Doable Steel! Doable Seaml WARRANTED. SOLD EVERYWHERE. Sample Duplex Corset by mail, post-paid, lor ONE DOLLAB. ; Bortree Mfg. Co., Jackson, Mich. BUILOH'S couon and Consumpton' Cure Is sold by us on a guarantee. Hi cures Consumption. 0. A. Oliver & Co. I • ., Finish up the dam business this! w . . • j CROUP, 'WHOOPING couon and Bron-l chitls immediately relieved by Shlloh's Cure. O. A. Oliver A Co. 1 Thrice blessed is that community, which does for Itself and looks not to outsiders for help. • • Btteklen'n Arnica ttalre. The best snlve in the world for Oats Bruises, Sorrs. Ulcers, Salt Hheam Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Erup tlons, and postively curea 'Piles, or n< pay required. It is guaranteed to.glvi perfect satisfaction, or money refund! ed Price.25 cents per box. For sale byS trlokler & Beorse. I Raise the rest of that dam money and see how business will increase. 1 THE KKV. GEO. H. THANKS, of Bourbon, Ind, says: "Both myself and •wife owe our lives to SHiLOirs OONBTJHPI*- ION CURB." O. A. Oliver A Co. 1 Tbe dam must be built; no thought of turning back. ' '< T.JIAT HACKING coucjH can be so quickly cured by Shlloh's Cure. We guarantee it. O. A, Oliver & Co. 1 It lacks but a very few thousand dollars; public-spirited men enough to complete the job, we know. ' ' CATARRH CURED, nealth and swee breath secured, by Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy. Price 50 cents. Nasal Injeis- tor free. O. A. Oliver & Co. 1 ; will »•»« th» djr*p«pile day* of miMrjr, and suable him to ••* wbat«v«r b« wlabeo. They prevent :. Sick Headache, w tJta* food to ualmilat* and no Develop Flesh Ubtlko Bd IB Turkey, when any m*a tt Ui* aaUxM ' neutel*. We'd rather see our people raise the dam money now, than to have Pace p if t up his milk factory and Hendersqn move his shoe factory here; for most blessed are they who do for themselves. Ton IP. Alterative and C'ntliarUc. Simuious Liver Jlegulator curts rBttlnria, liiliouaiiess, dvHpepaia, head- achi>, constipation and piles. It 'is most effective in starting the secretions of the liver, causing the die to act as a purge. When there is an excess of bile in the stomach,.the Regulator is an active purge; after the removal of the bile it will regulate the bowels and impart vigor and health to the whole system. , tths Is the backbone of winter broken ? A positive guarantee is given by tbe mauQfaoturer of Dr. Jones' lied Clover Toulothat a 50 cent bottle of this remedy contains more curative properties thai) any dollar preparation. It promptly cants all stomach, kldnty and liver troubles. For sale by O. A, Oliver. ' Earth's mantle awfully dingy. of white is getting ot noicrlou* faUehood*, whole front of hi* uw' BOUD FOR 35 CENTS, get Kemp's Liver Ptlls I for Torpid Liver, for OonstlMtton-jtor J th« Corapitxlon. a' GOLD WATCHES Who ever heard of a man buying a (Jold Watch, for 39. cents: and yet a firm down east had the audacity to head one of their advertising sheets in this manner, and did It simply to catch the eye of tbe public. Now, while we don't believe -in deception of any sort, still we have such an anxiety for a sight of the "GREAT EYE OF THE PUBLIC," That we have been making all this talk simply to get you to looking our way —and shall be willing to take your punishment, providing we fall to SHOW JOU BARGAINS l! Almost equal to Gold Watches for 39 cents. Don't take our word for it, but come and look: for yourself, upon the most astonishing chance ever shown TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS TOWN, In all sorts of,useful, every-day household necessities. Look at these bargains AND COME ANP SEE THE REST. spanned Walters, from 5 to 25c: Bread Knives, lOe; Butcher Knives, 10o; tew Fans, 0 and 100; Japanned Foot Scrapers, lOo; Tooth Picks, large paok- ge,6c; Mincing Knives, 6 and lOc; Carpet Tacks, 8 packages for 6c; 2-Hole Mouse Trap, 5c; 4-Hole Mouse Trap, ibc; the most fasUiouRble Neck Scarfs, only 26c, worth 60o; : Fine Parlor Broom, only -lie, worth 35c; Clothes Pins, ti doz. force; IB inch Lamp, complete, Burner and Chimney, only 26c; Lamp Chimney, only 5o; and hundreds, of other things. Call and see for yourself. 106 Third Street, Sterling, Ills.' The Counting Hiuihlne in BUM!a. I have been in four or flve of the largest banks In Russia and many of the most extensive commercial and : railroad' house*, and nowhere have I seen figuring done Iry pen or pencil, like they do in America and England. The Chfnese counting machine, seen occasionally In the hands of Jolui and Jap In the United States, Is everywhere. II you buy ft pair of socks for fifty kopecks and a handkerchief for seventy-five kopecks; the shopkeeper, even the brightest nnd oldest and most ex]>e- rienced, has to go to his machine to learn the result—one rouble, tweuty-flve kopecks. I venture that there are not'a dozen bankers In Russia who would attempt -to discount any draft, or Issue a letter of credit, or change a ten rouble note Into kopecks, without pushing hadk and forward for some' time the strings of colored buttons In his maohlne, Indicating numerals. But it Is wonderful how adept some of them are in the use ot the count- Ing machine. Yon may 'buy a bill Of goods ever, so large. The salesman keeps the machine beside him, pushing ont tl^e numerals as th« purchases are mode, and the instant ypu call for yonr bill Ve ite- peata the total. The Russians were taught most of their business knowledge by the Chfnese and Turks, and these eeantlng machines are yet indispensobl* la all Oriental places of business.—Moscow Cor. Now Orleans Times-Democrat E.;BI. FASEY & CO; PLUMBERS, STEAM & GAS,FIHEBS H AVE NOW IN THEIR EMPLOY MR. JOHN BUCKLEY, recently In tho employ ot J. & Johnstonu aa Plumber. We also have arrangements with WALTKB A. FACKT, au expert Plumber, now with K, Baggot In the best plumbing establishment [u Chicago, In cast) of any fine or eitra work, to assist us. We are prepared to make contracts and furnish mate-" rim for all work In the Plumbing, Steam and (la» Pitting line, and keep In stock Iron, lead uud sewer pipe, brass goods, pumps, &c., &c.; eyory- thlng to be found la a first-class establishment, at reasonable prices, and we are now prepared to do work In a satisfactory manner and guarantee all work and material as represented. T. K. FACE?, who has been la buslnese here almost continuously for the last thirty-two yean, will superintend the work. Mil qualification! ;ti u mechanic ore too well known to need comment % . HHOP AT THKVo&I) »TAJS1> F ACE Y BLOCK. STERLING, ill. H AVE YOUR BOOKS BOUND JLTTBS QAZSTTB, JEX.edJL.ixie ISTo. 1. fBWlN McMAHIGAL HAB STARTED A L new druT. and Is prepared to do all kinds of hauling. Moving household goods and plauoi t specialty. Leave orders at Melvln ft Ben» and Hour? Jchnaon'i grocery. repsotf THRKfc WAGON'S All goods promptly doil»crod to miy city. Specialty of .removtnii hciui piano*, (mirtrll KHLV"O SUBSvJ8!8E aAZETTI,

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