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THE OtD MAIL CAEEIEB, *T Thram p. Mrafort, Author or 1888, by the Author ] "Seems queer thet ther mail ain't in yit," remarked Rube Hutching, as he peered ont of the door of the little building at the Cross Roads, which answered the purposes of postoffice and general merchandise store, and which in connection with old Blakeley's blacksmith shop made up the business portion of the town " 'Pearshke old Ike is gittin' slower an' ·lower every week," Babe continued, after long look down the narrow lane leading from the direction of the county seat, and satisfying himself that old Ike, the mail earner, was nowhere m sight "Yes, an' it's er shame,' old man Bentley remarked, "thet ther government don't put somebody to carrjm' uv ther maU who Ion git here on tune with it It e an hour late now, an it's bin thet way fer ther last month " "The roads air m er bad fix, boys, ez ye all know, an' it's hardly fair ter expect Ike ter git in on time," said Col Dodson, the Cross Roads postmaster and storekeeper "It's erbout all er feller kin do now ter git erlong at all, an' it s'prises me that old Ike gits hero ez soon ez he does " "But it's bin this way," objected Dan Hawkins, "when the roads wus good, an* tney wa'n't no 'scuse fer it then If they's anything in the world I do detest, it s ter hev the mails delaved, an' 'specially when I'm expectin' nv important letters " "That's my fix," said Ben Hobbs, "an' I think they orter be a change nv earners Old Ike is gettm' too slow, an' a younger man orter be put in his place " "It's a httlo mcomement, I know," the postmaster said, in a conciliating tone, '(bat old Dee's bin carrym' uv ther mail for twenty-five years, an' he's alles bin hones' ,an' accommodatin', an' now, when he's old, I feel like ez if we orter km" uv look over him if he is sorter slow " "I don't think so," said Robe "Jest 'cause a feller's bin nones', wmch he orter be, an' sorter 'commerdahn', it don't signify thet the whole neighborhood orter be put ont a-waitin* for ther maU ever' week JEI old Ike can't git here on time let 'im jtnt an' giv' ther job ter sumbuddy whut kin Fer my part, I think it's tune we wus hevin' nv er change, an' I'll sign er petition to thet effeck " The rest of the seven or eight men who were present agreed with Rube and signified their willingness to sign the petition asking for Ike's removal 1 he postmaster tried as best he could to argue Ike's cause but the men refused to listen* and accordingly it was decided to get up the petition at once "Jake, you've teached school and bein' squire, an' know all about sich things," Said Rnbe, " 'spore you draw up the ar- tikel Aint none uv the rest uv us knows anything erbont law " Jake Hopkins came forward, and after several moments of close application with pencil and paper produced the following "To whom it May concern, know All men by those presents, whereas Ike Warren is gettm' old an' unfit For carryin' uv ther mails atwixt the comity Seat An Rocky Knob an' whereas Ther mails has bin late neerly Ever week, Kesohed, That we ther undersigned pat- ions nv ther Office respectfully ax fer er change an' deman' thet Ike be removed an' a younger man Be Put in his place " The petition was read and pronounced correct, after which they all signed it ex cept the postmaster "No, I won't sign it, boys," he said when urged to do so "I s'pose I git ea much mall es any o' you, an* mebby more but it ain t no great in convenience ter me if ther mail is er little late, an' besides I know old Ike is poor an' his wife's sick, and he hain't got nothm' ter depend on 'cephn' ther little pay he gits for carryin' ther mail I don't feel like es If I orter sign that paper " "I sympathize with Ike," Jake replied, "es much es anybody km, but I don't see no sensem ther government payin' a man J16 a month fer carryin' the mail unless he s able ter git here without bein' alias late " While the little group at the Cross Roads were engaged m getting up a petition to have Ike removed the feeble old earner was patiently budging along the muddy roads, making such time as his frail limbs were capable of doing For twenty five years he had earned the little weekly mail up to the Roads, and whether the weather had been fair or foul, he had never failed to make the trip, though sometimes he was a httle late He had gone when the sky was clear and the earth fair, and when the air was laden with the nch perfume of the ·wild roses and the clover blossoms and the birds cheered his weary steps with sweet carols from the forest trees along the wayside He had gone, too, when the clouds hung low and dark, and the cold winter blasts swept the dry snow in blinding storms around him As the postmaster said, old Ike had been honest and accommodating, and when he some days arnved at the Cross Roads a few minutes or an hour late, no ono regretted it more than himself Often the way had seemed long and the mail pouch heavy, and sometimes he had felt that he must sit down by the roadside to rest his aching limbs But he knew the people would be waiting, and he could not stop to rest lest he be late But to-day as he tramps weanly along narrow lanes he is bearing a burden on his heart that is much heavier than the mail pouch on his shoulder So great is the weight of the of the one that he forgets the pressure of the other, and when at last he reaches his journey's end and deposits the pouch on the old counter back of the little delivery, he sinks down in a chair and has head drops on his breast The bystanders gather around, and even the postmaster, forgetting the mail, comes around to see what is the matter They take him up and lay him on the counter, and the thin lips mo\e and the dim eyes glance from face to face and a feeble smile passes over his features "Git some water," Rube commands at the same tune holding the old earners head in his arms "He's fainted, I guess A little cold water will bring him around again " After a time the sufferer began to revive a httle, when he started up, exclaiming 'Is she here' Tilda, 'I mean Didu t yon see her'' ^He's bred out,' the postmaster said Did you come forme, Tilda?" old Ike continued "I coming d'rectlv I'm a little late to^ay, but thl roadTare so bad and the wind is so cold I v, 0 nld like to sit down here and rest, but the people will be waiting up atthe Roads for thVmail an' I mus n't keep 'em waitm' no more n I tan he-p The pouch is so heavy and the hills is so long an' so steep But I'll soon be there an' then I'll come home, 'Tilda III come home " ' Then he lay back and closed his eyes and was very still for several minutes Again rousing up, he said I haled to go this morning, Tilda, and leave you, but you know this is the day to carry the mail up to the Cross Roads, and the people will be there expecting it, and I jan't disappoint them I've never missed 4 day m twenty-five years, an' I mus'n't miss this tune 111 come home early for though the roads is bad an' the \iaIUn' tiresome, I'll hurry as fast as I kin an git home soon " "We'd better get the doctor, hadn't we ? ' ^sked Jake Hopkins, "fer I feel 'sif Ike's in er bad way " "Yes, we'd better hev ther doctor," the postmaster replied "I dunuo not bin' erbont sickness, but I wouldn't be s'prised if he was pooty bad off " 3Qia doctor eama after a tuna, felt the old carrier's poise, looked at his tongue, and shook his head. "Is he bad?" Babe inquired "Yes, he'll die." "I'm a comin', Tilda The Roads is in sight now, an* they's only one more hill ter climb. I'm tared, an' the mail's heavy, but I'll harry es fast es I kin, an' I'll soon be home The people isa waiting op tothe office fer ther mail, an' I'm a httle late, but 111 soon be there lortentagone to-day, fer you wus sick an' the roads wns bad, but the people would a bin disappointed ef I hadn't I'll be home soon I'm neerly up to the top o' the hill now," he continued as a smile came over his features, "an" the lane is smooth an' dry The mud is all gone, an' the winds has quit blowm', an' the sun is shimn' so bright an' fair The air is full o' the scent o' wild roses and clover blossoms, an' the birds are singm' so merrily down in the forest I hear emgm', too, an' some o' the sweetest music I ever heard I'd hke to sit down here in the shade an' rest by the babbhn brook while the cool breezes fan my heated brow an' cheek, but I can't to- dav, for I'm a little late, an' the people will be waitin' for me at the Roads " For a httle while the earner lay still, with his eyes closed and his hands folded, while a smile of sweet contentment spread over his wasted and weather beaten face Then his lips moved, and m words heard only by Rube and the postmaster who bent over him, he muttered "I'm comm', 'Tilda The road is dry now, an' I don't feel tired at all The mail is in at the Roads, an' I m comm'--homo --to--my--dear--wife--mj--"Tilda." Gently they laid the aged head back on the counter, and as gently closed the eyes that were forever shut to the scenes of earth The old earner had brought the mails for the hist tame He was done with the muddy roads and the storms, and had gone beyond to join his faithful "Tilda who had preceded him but a few houra before Jake Hopkins took the petition he had written asking for Ike's removal from his pocket,and twisting it up, he looked at the others, and they as if comprehending his meaning, nodded assent, when the stove door was gently opened and the petition cast into the flames Not a word was spoken, but as the men received then- mad and departed from the nwm, not one of them but felt a pang of regret for having signed his name to the paper asking for the removal of old Ike, the faithful earner, whose last work on earth was in the line of his duty NEWS OF THE UOBTHWEST THE TBEASUBY SURPLUS Why Hot Expend It In Fublio Worts aid Improvement Actually Hecdod? SPOKASK FAILS W T , May 5 TO THB EDrtOB OF THE OREOONIAN In all that has been written in the news papers and magazines on the tariff reduction question and in all that has been and is being said in congress on the same subject I have not seen anywhere the suggestion that perhaps the whole question could be settled (except for the irreconcilable free traders) by spending our surplus revenue instead of reducing it, hoarding it up or buying bonds at 26 per cent, premium as is now being done It seems to be assumed by republicans and democrats alike that the revenue needs reducing the only question being as to the best method by which this reduction can be accomplished But can it be denied that a very large portion if not all the BUT plus could be judiciously and advantageously disposed of m public works and im provements that the country absolutely needs and that, in many cases ordinary prudence demands? Samuel J Tilden and Mr Blaine alike have called attention to the need of adequate coast defenses From Maine to * lorida along the Gulf and up the Pacific coast we have not a single fort that could protect our cities from bombardment by either the English French or Italian navies We all republicans and democrats alike know this and freely acknowledge that it is a national danger vet neither party is brave enough to take the initiative in advocating a strong coast defense policy If the republicans would place such a plank in their platlorm and live up to it thev could enforce their position with democratic thunder in the shape of Tilden s let- tor on the subject and it would be hard for their opponents to attack them without at the same time attacking the great demo cratic sage and saint who nas so lately passed away There is a great cry about extending our foreign commerce and we are told that free trade will at once accomplish this By all means let us extend our commerce every American will say amen to thla suggestion but many of us doubt the efficacy of free did not rely exclusively on this panacea to build up her merchant manne, she spent millions in subsidizing ocean lines to foreign countries and the colonies and the English merchant could consequently obtain trans portation rates for his exports that enabled him to lay down his goods at the door of his foreign customer at figures that defied com petition This is the secret of his business sue cess far more than any free trade policy Our government on the contrary has never done much of late years at least in this direction But wherever the policy was tried (with Bra zil and on the Pacific for instance ) it has alwjys produced the most satisfactory re suits Let us spend a few of our surplus millions in tills direction, and wipe ont the disgrace of having even our mails carried in foreign bottoms as at present And then what pittances we are spending for river and harbor improvements com pared to what we should expend kot to speak of the Atlantic coast or the Mississippi \ allev here m Washington and Oregon what ttork 19 not needed on the Sound and the Columbia and its tributaries to make them the great waterways that theyihould be? The interests of the farmers as much as those of the merchants demand that these Improve ments should be made and at once Good waterways prevent railroad monopolies and insure low transportation rates Public buildings owned by the government and sufficiently commodious to allow of its business being properly transacted are need ed ali over the land but nowhere more than in the Northwest, the rapid development of which seems to be httle understood or appre ciated by the sages at Washington There is room for wise expenditures of public moneys m nearly all the departments of the government especially in the post office which in the West Postmaster Gen enl Dickin on to the contrary notwithstand iiiK 1-1 simply villainous buppleuientmg our coast defenses and the extension of our commerce is the need for a navy worthy of a nation like ours !\ot a fen dispatch boats but men of war that can enforce respect for our tovernment and pro tect our merchant marine nhen the need arises The building of a government tele graph system is al o an uleii Ih it possibly might deserve to be undertaken by the ROV ernment All these projects and the leaders of both parties as well as their platforms have at one time or another endorsed them would enable us to spend our surplus wisely and advantage ously They would give n ork to millions they would build up our iron shipping and other industnes and would draw enough men from agricultural pursuits to leave more money and better markets for the farmers that remained at the p'ow Wheat would not be 43 cents and even less per bushel as it is now at many poults, because of its over £ reduction and the farmer would get the igher price cheerfullv, because where work and money are plenty people do not com plain of hard tunes This is a better plan than paying off a debt that nobody feels, and creditors who don t want their mone It would be practically borrowing mouej under government auspices from the nch for the poor at three per cent and allowing the former to pay for it in labor This la just what the Knights of Labor and other similar organizations have been clamoring for A policj of this kind means good times and plenty for all It means happy homes for the laborer and mechanic eood markets for the farmer and a reasonably return on his money to the capitalist and manufacturer More than this, it means permanent success for the party that has the courage" to Jtdvodafc and carry ft thraaab. J.F.O. Paragraphic Mention of Oregon and Washington Happenings. Black Diamond Goal Mmei-Ao Olympia Dmk Smuhod--Agent E»U'« Out--Idsntitj of Oruy Autism WASHINGTON TEBBITOBr Bucoda is enjoying an extensive boom Ellensburg is to have a new seventy five room hotel Port Townsend has called for bids for a system of grades and sewarage Hoquiam on Gray's Harbor is shipping mess pork from Chicago via Astoria The copper mines of Clcaluru so long dor mant have taken new life and will be work ed quite extensively this season Henrv Gilmorc agent at Gilmore station near Olympia caught a cinnamon bear, weighing 500 pounds in a trap near his house Engineers left Fllensburg W dneMlay to make a preliminary survey for the proposed railroad to the Columbia river near Rock Island riplds The schooner Ida Schuauer has been char tered by the Oregon Improvement Conininv and is at beattle taking on 300 000 feet of mm ber for San Diego 6 P Hunt of Huntsville Columbia coun ty aged about 20 years had the misfortune to fuu from his horse The fall caused con cussion of the brain Mr Charles N Hatch purser of the Fleetwood who has been confined in the hospital at Olmpn b\ an attack of the mump-* la again at his post of dut\ On Thursday John Kerwm WTS released from the penitentiary after having served out a sentence of six jears for luuiuer He was sentenced from Tacoma Whatcom county is settling up verj rapid ly with a thrifU class of farmers P very boat lands newcomers who repair to the country and become permanent residents The contract for moving the Old buildings at Fort Stellacooin that is such of them as are worth moving over to the site of the new hospital building has been let to A O Ben janun of Seattle Martin the Tncornft murderer who escaped from Shenff Wllb upon the eve of his cxecu tion, hod a cache in the woods outside of town in which considerable stolen property has been discovered It has been decided to build a Catholic church hi Chehalis this summer on the site selected two or three years ago The work on the church will begin in June and it will be an elegant structure and an ornament to the town Wm Caldwcli of Tacoma was run over by a box car and his left leg had to be ampu tatcd above the knee He is 25 years old and unmarried His parents reside at Steuben villc Ohio and have been telegraped oE then- son's mishap At Dayton Frank the 1 year-old son of C A DeSausMire was run over by some horses in the street near his father's residence The little fellow s left thigh was broken near the body, muking a bad fracture leaving htm perhaps a cnpple for life Frank Hood, a four year-old son of Thos Hood, who was run over by a sand wagon same days ago, fails to improve In fact he seems to grow weaker every day and it is now feared that his spine Is so seriously injured that he can not recover Centralia News Ten or twelve cars are at this wnting being loaded at this place with lumber and shingles products or our mills The outlook indicatesthatourdealers will not be able to supply the demand this season being away behind orders now W E Boone of Seattle has just finished the plans for a residence to be erected in Japan The matenal will be all prepared and shipped A great number of these houses are sent from Calitorma everv ear, hut this is the first one from Washington territory Cowhtz River Pilot D L McCraken and W L Wall found a bee tree the other day and immediately set to work to capture a pnze The tree was a seven foot hr and after eight hours bard work they threw it down in a soft spot and secured six-- little orphan bumble beet, Robert Moran councilman of Seattle has gone to New York in the interest of the Seattle Dry Dock and Ship Building Company, of which he is one of the largest contributors He will return about the first of June with plans for the drj dock and skilled workmen to superintend its construction The Fremont Building Company has filed articles of incorporation at hcattle The in corporators are L A G ifflth of I remont Nebraska and L H Griffith E C Kll bourne and Isaac Burhngame of Seattle The object is to erect a sawmill on the Denny Hoyt addition on Lake Union and it la the intention to be cutting m nmeU dTMs C Austin has been arrested at Seattle for carrying on a bogus employment agencv on bouth Second street It is alleged (hat he sent men to bpokaiie Falls to w ork on a rail road taking a fee from each for finding them a job and on their arrival there thev found they were the victims of misplaced conn dence not being able to find the work they had paid the agent for The Black Diamond Mines The Black Diamond coal mines shipped during the month of April over 16 000* tons, more than any other month in their hibtory The greater portion of it was shipped to Ban inncisco borne 1382 tons were sard to Puget sound tugs and steamers sixty nine tons were retailed m beattle seven shiploads were sent to San Francisco to supply De velopment of the mines will be pusnecl ahead as rapidly as possible until the company is in condition to ship 1000 tons per da} Identity of an Assassin Established The insane man who was shot by young Paul Biddings at Alki Point while attempting to assassinate Mrs Giddmgi and her daughter proves to have been a Swede named Chas Bratt He has a brother at Ironwoocl Michigan A cache made by him in the woods near Alki Point has just been found It contained a lot of bedding blankets va uses boots and shoes hats clothing ladies parasols and a nicely carved wor£ box in which was a lot ol cheap jewelry and a lot of papers He had evidently been a burglar before he went crazy It an Into a Dock The steamer Eliza Anderson ran into Qumcy dock ut Port Town end May 4 bhe was under headway and when the bell was rung to reverse for some unknown reason the engine fulled to act and as a result bhe came into the. wharf under full headway plowing into it five feet and splitting almost complete!} in two a building occupied by a sign painter borne of the passengers and hands were badly frightened especiall} Mad Agent Kerr who jumped overboard and nur rowly escaped drowning The damage, to the wharf is estimated to be about J1000 and to the steamer $100 or more A Valuable Dead Chinaman Spokane Review During the time of the construction of the Northern Pacific railroad through this city several Chinamen were killed by an unexpected explosion The} were buried near the track and the bodies have been permitted to remain there until May 1st when Dr C impbell health officer issued an order for their removal As the friends of the deceased were preparing the bones for shipment to China considerable interest wis taken by by standerb who hap pencd to be in that vicinity As one body was taken from its box twenty dollar gold pieces began to drop from a decomposed belt about the waist Six twenties one ten and one five dollar piece besides about three hundred dollars worth of gold dual was the amount found It was evident from appeir ances that this bod\ was fearfully mangled and hence it is supposed that owing to super stitions of their race the Chinamen did not dare touch this body in its mangled coiidi tton lest some evil should befall them The Case of AS ent Bella Tacoma Ledger Peter btamp who was a witness before the senate committee which investigated the clnrges filed by Delegate Voorhees against Mr Eells, has returned from Washington Among the witnesses for the prosecution were James Wickersham and French The witnesses to refute the charges were A R Campbell and Richard Bradley formerly employes of the agency Stamp Thomas and three Indians, Lane and James Goats Senator Dawes is chairman of the committee that conducted the investigation The Voorhees, both father and son, appeared before the committee to urge the cue against Mr Eells The case was opened by -tie 'Senator and closed *"* thti flriflDatBi Tljat tfy effort to, tlef fttt th.fr confirmation of Mr Bells was simply an instance of democratic civil service reform that is to say, « grab «of office. is evident from the interest taken in the matter by Senator Voorhees who has never faltered in his loyalty to the spoils system The democrats want the Puyaluip Indian agency for the money there is in it, and this is the meat in the cocoaniit James Wickersham who supnorted Voorhees tot delegate, was the most active agent m the attempt to find a vacancy for Voorhees to fill Senator Voorhees representing the great state of Indiana in the United States senate was not so much occupied with public bunness that he could not take time to Secretar appoinmen is c o n r m was made to induce the president to with draw his name Both the president and secretary are said to be convinced that Mr tells is an honest and competent oflici.il An Indian Suing for Divorce v Olympia has been full of Indians during the last two days who are extremely inter ested in a divorce suit which has been brought m the district court by a buck ot the bkokomish tribe Until a few } ears ago an Indian man was allowed to live with as many kloochmcn as ht desired but was not required to niarrv any of them The department at Washington hearing ot tins, instructed Agent Eels to put a stop to it and to require each man living thus to select one woman to whom he should be legally married and to discard the others The plaintiff in the present case was living Wltn two sisters at the tune the above order was issued and he bung a man of about 50 years very readily dKcaided the older ana married the younger sister who was not yet 20 The joung squaw howe-vcr soon be came tired of htr afced lover anel Js In com plaint alleges she refuses to cle.au bus nsh cook his victuals or wu"h IILS clothes and it is his wish to obt.im a divoice from her so he may be able to marry and live happily with her older ulster He has the syuipat} of his tribe nearly all of whom acconin inied him to Ol} uipia to attest the truth of his allegations A Hew Indian Bellglon The Indians of the bquak^on Nisqually, Chehalis and Skokomish tribes are indignant at Agent lielJs for refusing to allow them to worship their ' bahale Tyee according to a plan which has recently come into vogue among them They have made known their grievance to Gen R H Milroy ex Indian agent for this district whom they deem as their great protector and mend and have requested bun to secure them the privilege of worshiping as they see fit Their religion is of recent origin and it is said by those who are acquainted with the tribe adopting it that superstitious and ridiculous as me belief is it has seemed to be prolific of much good among them, probably owing to the fright with which it inspires them, and not from any sense of right or a desire to please their "Sahale Tyee They style their new belief the Slocum Tumtum " it having ongimted with one of the Squakson tribe named John Sloe am Borne time ago John claimed to have been favored with a revelation from the happy hunting ground" in which it was revealed to him that any Indian desiring to participate in the festivities of the 'sahale illahe" must lead a purely upright life it being necessary for such Indian to abstain from afl gambling, drinking, swearing etc The announcement of this alleged revelation by Slocum has made him BO prominent a personage among his dusky believers that he is now re gardeu with much more reverence than the " Hyas Tyee," of whom he claims to be an apostle Their mode of worship is in some respects similar to that practiced by the Quakers years ago each one sneaking or acting as the spint moves him The result is frequently verv ludicrous to an unbelieving spectator Before beginning a meeting they always select a leader whose duty it is to go into a trance When hi this state the leader's influence over his believing auditors seems to be without limit. The meetings usually last several hours, being terminated when the leader's trance i at an end This wild belief and practice h%s occupied the attention of Agent Eells for some time who has at hut interfered and announced that the new llUgion must be abolished This has led to 4*eenera! remonstr mce from the disciples of trfc Blocuru Tumtum who desire to continue their mode of worship l-KOSI HEFFNLR The Efficient Postal Service-- Gearfn stands no Chance of a majority In Eastern Oregon. HKPPNFR Mav 3 THE OBBGONIAK of the 2d gives an aecount of a letter reaching Tacoma after sonietbmg over 130 days having traveled in that time about fifty miles This u, of course only an exceptional case, but let me tell vou of an every da} occurrence which I believe beats the other atl hollow ' The Dairyville postofhce is justitwentv seven miles from Monument postmhce on one of the great thoroughfares of Grant and Morrow counties There is a stock firm who do a great deal of business there one of the partners living near DairvVille and the other at Monument To send i |letter from one postofflce to the other (twenty seven miles) it has to travel in the following way by order of our fine postoffice department Lca\ es Monument Friday JorLongtreek 21 Leftves Long Creek Saturday for CHIIVOU Cit 15 Leaves Canon Monday for Baker Citj a, Leaves Baker Tuesday for ArHuglou about 17o Lea\es Arlington Wednesday for Heppucr 4ft Leaves Heppuec Friday tor Dairy i lift is Total 8 oays 3~9 So you will see how efficient our postal de partment is and the people ure so thankful that both Grant and Morrow counties wili give the democratic candidates a bi^, majority to stay at home The wool tariff is another fine thing for the democrats to work upon here in Eastern Oregon If anybody tells you Gearm will get a majority in Eastern Oregon tell them the} are talking nonsense or don t know what they are talking about for I have good cause to know " I am and have been a democrat for over twenty years and shall vote that ticket this time for Gearm suits me but he has no show m Eastern Oregon Good old democnts the old stand by wheelers are lecturing and arguing and working against him with all their might As I said betore I am sorry for Oeann for I liLe him but if he depends on Eastern Oregon for a miiorit} he is a goner Propert} in Heppner has taken a boom since the railroad has started to come here To-day A Hirschberg Co bought a piece of property for $2500 which sold just a year ago for J1COO and ever} body thinks they got a big bargain _ M K Clackanuu County Spiritualists The Wlackanias County feoclet} of Spiritualists will hold a grove meeting on their grounds at New Era beginning r riday June 8 and holding eleven days Good speakers independent slate writing clairvoyant test, healing and trance speaking mediums are engaged for the occasion The usual reduction m fare on (he rail roads w ill be given to those ittendmg the meeting The societ} have a good hotel on the grou ids with lodging-rooms for the accoin modation of attendants- also a good hall comfortablj seated Accommodations can also be had in the town of New Era near by A general invitation is extended to all to come and see and hear he best evidence of immortal life known toman Wm Phillips is i resident of the societ} and Thomas Buck mull seeretary The U 8 Supreme Court \V hen the supreme court was farst established in 1789 it was composed of a chief justice and four associates but before the opening session of the court which was held in 1790 an additional associate justice was appointed In 1807 the number wus increas ed one more and thirty ears afterwards two other members were added to the bench and it remained so until 1863 when Stephen J field was made the ninth associate W hen Justice Catron died in 186o no appointment was made in his place and the same course was followed when Justice Wayne died in 1867 This left the court to coiuust of seven associates with the chief justice but in 1870 congress provided for the appointment of an additional member of the court and definitely settled the number of associate justices at eight, and this regulation yet continues 8 H your blood is vitiated cleanse It without drt.» ay the use of Ayer-» BarMpsrllla. "'"""" delay TWte«h.Jiora«ioi "·""'I *"·«««""· «* S':k? Do you feel dull, languid, low- spirited, life-less, and indescribably miserable, both physically and mentally, experience a sense of fullness or bloating after eating or of "goneness," or emptiness of stomach in the morning, tongue coated, bitter or bad taste in mouth, irregular appetite, dizriness, frequent headaches, blurred eyesight, "floating specks" before the eyes, nervous prostration or exhaustion, irritability of temper, hot flushes, alternating with chilly sensations, sharp, biung, transient pains here and there, cold feet, drowsiness after meals, wakefuluess, or dis- [COITEIOHT, 1837 ] turbed and unrefreahini stint, indescribable feeling ol or of impending calamity? If you have all, or any considerable number of these symptoms, you are suffering from that most common of American maladies--Bilious Dyspepsia, or Torpid Liver, associated with Dyspepsia, or Indigestion. The more complicated your disease has become, the greater the number and diversity of symptoms. No matter what stage it has reached, DB. PIEKCE'S GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVERY will subdue it, if taken according to directions for a reasonable length of time If not cured, complications multiply and Consumption of the Lungs, Skin Diseases, Heart Disease, Rheumatism, Kidney Disease, or other grave maladies are quite YOl 'i.wr.swl p 'wms i *r system ,,, j,. ?n? tlC! , fr «* Io g It U a, acting UIXm fit emng' 0 "" 1 ^ 1 *As 01 it r tion, flesh and districts, _ nas gained cu TMg Fever ,, ^teS ^T"^^^ DAVID Q LOWK, Esq. of St Aoathe, * -- KlllflllS Canada, says 'About ono you- aaro betas UlUUUa troubled with a terrible bilious attack, fluttering ATTIPV of the heart, poor rest at nfffht, etc., I com HUM*, menced the use of your 'Golden Medical Dis- WMKMIMH covery and 'Pelleta,' and derived the verv high- eat benefit therefrom " Mrs. MOLLIB E TAILOR, of Cannelton, JtiA, writes I think tbe 'Golden Medical Discovery* Is one of tho greatest medicines in the world 1 gave it to my little girl --' It cured her of the malarial ' Live DISUSE. MlLUUL FEIEJL --.-,-. A CABS, of Sprtnafidd, ifo., writes **I was troubled one year with liver complaint, dyspepsia, and sleeplessness, but your 'Golden Medical Discovery cured me." Mm. ELIZABETH J BOTHWAW, of SUnci/, Ohio, writes "My little boy was so afflicted with liver trouble and other diseases that our family pnysl dan said he could not live In fact, they all thought so I gave him Dr Pleroo'a Polleta and they saved his lite We hart) also used the' Golden Medical Discovery' for throat and bronchial trouble, and found luch perfect relief that we can also r *. U1UU1UUH3, iii AEKI Buffalo n t--' ^« « m MM. f^.-- talL gl-^^flft I* Jfo- writes -- -- drenV.S^f^jS.ft y ·" *" jux8 01 i^. __. wise found it a/tow Smd IfZSStif uniformly availed to promptly ct^S,*,^ DYSPEFSU j^S^IR.?. 1 highly ' recommend it very Thoroughly cleanse the blood, which is the fountain of health, by using DR. PIERCB'S GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVERT, and good digestion, a fair skin, buoyant spirits, and bodily health and vigor will be established. GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVEUY cores all humors, from a common Blotch, or Eruption, to the worst Scrofula. Salt - rheum, " Fever- sores,'' Scaly or Bough Skin, in short all diseases caused by bad blood, are conquered by this powerful, purifying, and invigorating medicine. Great Eating Ulcers rapidly heal under Its benign Influence. Virulent blood- poisons are, by B» -", their terrors. --^-' manifested ite Tetter, Eczema, Carbuncles, Sore Sores and Swet ease, "White or Tliick Keek,"' Glands, A medicine possessing the power to cure such inveterate blood and skin diseases as the portrays, must certainly be credited with possessing properties capable of curing any and all diseases, for none are more obstinate or difficult of cure than Salt-rheum. mi T niirnii SALT-nHrUM wllfcl ~ IBt "" 1 llln B *·* HKUH1TISH '""""""·' "CpunuHJS, OHIO, Aug 18th, 1887 woiujfs DISPENSARY MKDICAX, ASSOCIATION. 663 Main Street. Buffalo. N T G*ntto7ien-For several years I have felt it to be my duty to give to you tho facts in relation to the complete cure of a most aggravated case of salt-rheum, by the useofyour 'Golden Medical Discovery ' An elderly lady relative of mine had been a great sufferer from salt-rheum for upwards of forty years. The disease was most distressing in her hands, causing the skin to crack open on the Inside of the fingers ·t the joints and between tho fingers. She was obliged to protect the raw places by means of adhesive plasters, salves, ointments and bandages, and during the wlutertmontha had to have her hands dressed dally The pain was quit* severe at times and her general health was badly affected, paving the way for other diseases to f 00 ?..!!/ Catorrh and rheumatism caused a great deal of suffering in addition to tho salt-rheum. She had used faithfully and with the most commendable perseverance, all the remedies prescribed by ber physicians, but without obtaining relief She afterwards began treating herself by drinking teas made from blood purifying roots and Tiertw She continued this for several years but derived no benefit Finally, about ten years ago I chanced to read pTM "' Dr Pteroe s small pamphlets setting forth tho merits of his Golden Medical Discovery 'and other medicines Tho name struck my fancy, and seeing that ItwafinaMtJajr. mediately recommended it to tbe otd teorwtei sufferer from salt-rheum Etie commenced' * took one bottle, but seemed to ac no bete that It would take time foraay medraneto* , better, and encouraged hc- to continue. 8be half-a-dozen bottles, and before titeae hid aH to notice an improvement. After oUting was entirely cured. Her bands were perT and healthy as a child B Hor iroenl improved, the rheumatism ent rely teftbsE;«il almost cured, so that it ceased to 1% modi enjoyed excellent health from tuat dty to _ return of either salt-rbeum or rheunwin. seems to have entirely eradicated the Mlt-rlMB She is now over eighty years old, aod var' extreme age. I have written this letter of which JOT see fit, hoping that some sufferer from H .. read it and obtain relief by us ng yonr Gdta --for'Goldon' it is in its curative properUav«t tbe multitude of nostrums and eo-aUed' zealously fla'T n ted before the public, metals. Eesrccthill iNDffiESTION, BOILS, BLOTCHES. HIP-JOINT DISEASE. ^ of Eczam bn Golden Medical UIKonrr B» peared first in her feet, extended to the tan* whole of the lower limbs from feet to taw elbows and became, so se\ere an to prostate treated by several physicians for a year orr*B the use of the medicine named abme. S»"* and la now well ant%earty Mrs Pootetllintlll saved her life and prolonged Ber dara. Mr T A. ATBXS, of Latt ACK ifaftA vouches for the above facts. ocam Medical Discovery of a very bad ulcer Bev F AsBrrar HOWBU. Pottnr of Oie M E Church, of tttlverton, N J., saya " I was afflicted with catarrh and indigestion Boils and blotches began to arise on the surface of the skin, and I experienced a tired feeling and dullness I began the use of Dr Pierces Golden Medical Discovery as directed by him for such complaints, and in one week 8 time I began to feel like a new man, and am now sound and welL The ·Pleasant Purgative Pellets are the best remedy for bilious or tick: headache, or tightness about tno chest, and bad taste in the mouth, that I have ever used. My wife could not walk across the floor when she began to take your ' Golden Medical Discovery' Now She can walk quite a little ways, and do some light work Mrs. InA M STRONG of Ainxwnrth, /nd . writes My llttlo boy had been troubled with hip-joint disease for two years When he commenced the use of your Golden Medical Discovery and Pellets, he was confined to his bed and could not be moved without suffering great pain But now. thanks to your 'Discovery, he is able to be up all tbe time, and can walk with the help of crutches Be does not suffer any pain and can eat and sleep as well as any one It has only been about three months since he commenced usiug your medicine I cannot find words with which to express my gratitude for the benefit he baa received through you ' Fever-sores.--AUCE H CRAWTOBD of Sioux: ftapIs. Buena Vi8ta County Iowa writes "Sii years ago I was cured of Fever- lores by the use of Dr Pierce s Golden Medical Discovery.' CONSUMPTION, WEAK LUNGS. SPITTING OF I GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVBET wonderful combination of tonic, It promptly cures Consumption (which is Scrof- or strengthening, alterative, or Coughs ' ' nla of the Lungs) by its wonder- blood - cleansing, anti- bilious, pee- and pn ful blood - purifying, invigorating toral, and nutritive properties, la The nutn^c and nutritive properties. From unequaled, not only as s remedy tract of malt i Its marvelous power over this ter- for Consumption, bat for all are trifling fl TM rlbly fatal disease, when first of- Chronic Diseases of the Liver, those pos=cs»ea feting this now woild-famed rem- Blood, and Lungs For Weak covery" ,, edy to the public, Dr Pierce Lungs, Spitting of Blood, Short- It rapidly *""' Sore Ey««.-Mrs. SARAH A. TCIOTH, of 0* ritor».«ays "My eldest child m, cjtiiwtr of sore eyes, being at the time neork fclino, t"" i«u Discovery, and following the direcaoa TM?TTMTM5^^^ ISAAC E. Eo- ABiDllLCEB. B^*'"TM*00 It np perfectly." Goitre, or Thick Neclt-JiraA P j Qrav Street. ErnKro, N Y, writes Afwl Medical Discovery 1 and 'Eaioritt VXK*- your good advice, my neck has now txctat» ive for a medicine which, from its DISEASE. Mrs RUTH A SicKr.es, of Ocean Port Manmmilh £o N J_ says We have used your 'Golden Medical Discovery in our family for the last two years, and find nothing else to equal it. One of our children had tbe pneumonia, and one lung · became consolidated but by the use of the 'Dls- overy' she has entirely recovered, and is now in good health.' SOLOMON BDTTS, of North aavtm Miami Co Ohio writes I have not the words to the 'Golden a cougb ol m 1MW receive! ' |M fti* family, with good effect.' ·*«" H Coi, Sw-.f' 5?i .5 with win B. '".S our 'Golden Medical Discovery My as a result she is so she can work now ·· ft burden to myself At thatTime I weighed 122 pou: Then I used to eat about one ~- ""« ««4 «^»* luururflve if I dared to Aft«i-aii flto, how can I ref«»*" «w* m «^^i_^__^ _.^ iwra ! i to the thousands 8 tflhika* Yhl " - --- ·"--~^^-"«- uoa Ul JitJLU. uia\^i rfS^TSaSS Me^D-Lco^ery 0 ' tf-gfr gg^edf P S'neSfdffity^ »^?"t 'tat. I have J e^ V Sown. tb I,Srf tB n^ l rS K* I *ound_Aat Pimcn I have found tB fi SJJj atSilt ·*»-«: -SIS- swaaTrfSga M? ) 5?,5. I JS e ?'! e '.T E - ?. NORMAH Eaa of Annn o.~~f,, «TM 1" medicine. A s ' - WoumJiooo £ S°TM^^--^i 4BOTTLL aSFrl^TM^^" -- threS°d n K d ^ d r"' K? ^TM °f'y "Pent ana i zouna vmtv i* "«" · , We are now never without Mrs. w H NICKIOT of ·»?," first began Golden i tttn eound and "" " H"NICKI« of -WTMK --LSS'Sg^.fgS K^rwwa.TB- ^5TMTML !TM^ nwhero * ""5 I am endeavor- enjoy When I fint wrote you "TM , )rs keep your remedies In tho house." of consumption " «jr*tl JUcovery !· sold by BraggUU. pHoe »1*0 vet BoW«i ° r * u WORLD'S DISPENSARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, Prepr'e, No. 663 P"l" St " Know* for Maul Owwarh A*»l Pt hi ty. Impotent? 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