Telephone No. 445.
Chau. S. Atwood, I- W. Avert,
Pres’t & Bus. Mang’r. Editorial Mang’r.
Entered at Atlanta P. 0. as second-class matter.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1885.’
OUR LEGISLATIVE SKETCHES.
The Capitol in to-day’s issue presents
a number of vivid and discriminating
sketches of members of the General As
sembly, with accurate and excellent en
gravings of these gentlemen.
We believe that this is the first time in
the history of the State that a newspaper
has undertaken to publish such a series •(
illustrated biographies of a body •!’ public
men as The Capitol now gives to the
State. It is a demonstration of that origi
nal spirit of enterprise that will inspire
this journal in its daily course.
These sketches will be concluded until
we shall have continued the portraiture of
the General Assembly. We had hoped to
have presented in this group of portraits
the face «f that worthy gentleman, the
distinguished Speaker of the House, the
Hon. Win. A. Little, of Muscogee county,
but we have not fully obtained the mate
rial for the sketch, which will appear in
We have been delayed by the labor and
trouble of gathering the data for reliable
sketches. It has been our aim to make
them comprehensive and accurate, and
we have taken the time to seek informa
tion from every authentic source.
The portraits are much superior to the
ordinary newspaper wood cuts, and fur- :
nish excellent likenesses of the legislators
they represent. We feel sure that The
Capitol readers will appreciate this effort
to place before them the men whom they
have honored with the duty of making
their laws, while the Senators and Repre
sentatives of the people will not object to
the view' that we give the public of their
lives and appearance.
A book goes to only a few. These illus
trated sketches in The Capitol will reach
thousands of readers and be preserved
The Georgia Midland is going slowly
enough in all candor so far as Atlanta is
concerned. For once the Gate City is.>
balking. Let us hope that our live busi
ness men will come out of their apathy.
But the other line to Athens has had a
very bad black eye. Judge Estes hms en
joined the Richmond and Danville"ail
road from substituting a line of railway
from Athens to the Georgia railroad for
its contract to complete the North Eas
tern to the Carolina line.
Atlanta seems indisposed to take hold
and Athens can’t hold up her end of the
line from Columbus through Griffin. So
the enterprise is in a bad fix.
What will indomitable and plucky Co
lumbus do in this juncture? She has
shown a .brave spirit and persistency in
this matter. We opine she will push for
an outlet, Atlanta or Griffin, and take the
chances on going farther.
But the lesson of it all is plain. Atlanta
should be up and doing. Iler indifference
in this important matter is operating to
her injury. Everything has favored her.
It remains to be seen wdiether for once she
will refuse to favor herself.
THE SOUTH INCREASES HER FOOD
In a series of articles by Mr. R. 11. Ed
monds, in the Chicago Current, a gratify
ing exhibit is made of the progress of the
South in the important matter of diversi
fying its agricultural productions. The
gain in the production, for example, of
corn between 1875 and 1884 was, it is sta
ted, 109,124,000 bushels; of oats, 29,399,-
500 bushels. The chief gains in the pro
duction of corn have been in Virginia,
North and South Carolina, Georgia, Ala
bama, Arkansas, Texas and Kentucky.
There are more surprises, however, in the
statistics of the oat crop of the South. Be
tween 1875 and 1884 South Carolina in
creased her oats product from 858,000 to
3,545,000 bushels; Florida from 123,000 to
494,000 bushels; Alabama from 840,000 to
■5,015,000 bushels; Mississippi from 800,-
000 to 3,048,000 bushels; Arkansas from
940,000 to 3,542,000 bushels ; Texas from
1,610,000 to 10,527,000 bushels. The de
pendence of • the South upon the West for
food has been a great drawback to the
prosperity of that section, the cultivation
of cotton as the only crop being the Hee
of its agricultural economy. The above
figures wrnuld seem to show that the ten
dency In the South at present is to become
self-sustaining and independent. This
view is confirmed by' the fact that the gain
in the production of corn in the South in
the nine years under consideration was
.33.6 per cent., or but 3 per cent, less than
the gain in the rest of the Union. Her
gain in oats was 85 percent., that of the
rest of the country being 62 per cent. In
live stock the gains have been equally
Striking. In 1875 the South produced 5,-
for Timstof the ihcreas\in the growth of
sheep and "for a considerable part of the
progress in other products, but a very’ de
cided increase in the number of hogs is to
be noted in all the cotton States. The
fact that the Southern people possess great
advantages for raising stock of all kinds is
beginning to be appreciated. It is an at
tentive topic to speculate upon the prob
able consequences to the Northwest and
West to be expected within the next thirty
years from the disposition now shown to
multiply' the agricultural and manufactur
ing products of the South. With the South
and Europe no longer their customers for
wheat, corn and hog products, the North
west and West mjist cease to be as attrac
tive as at present to immigrants. The
Sofith may, perhaps, succeed to their for
The Dublin Gazette tells an interesting inci
dent. The father of Mr. Connell, the represent
ative from Decatur connty, who has been so
ranch written and talked about recently, has
been taken up from the family burial grounds
and re-interred at Whigham. The Gazette says
the body looked as natural as when buried 26
Tin: Capitol man has often advised young
writers seeking bis counsel, to avoid making
literature a profession. Its work is too hard
and its returns too uncertain and meager to
warrant its deliberate and exclusive choice as a
vocation for a living. Some one visiting Oliver
Wendell Holmes, reports him as saying on this
point the following words pn the same line.
“Returning to the porch he sat down and
spoke of literary work in general, and the value
of a profession to every literary worker. , There
was such a feeling of security in a man who had
a calling to depend upon which was outside of
the vicissitudes of the world of letters. If a
man was a good doctor, a capable lawyer, an en
ergetic business man, his future was secure if
he was industrious, and he could devote his
leisure time to literary work.”
Passing by Chamberlin A Johnson’s new bus?
ness building on Whitehall street, thismorning;.
Tub Capitol editor stopped and looked in ad
miration at the handsome structure, a monu- ■
went, if a live business house can analogize a
dead monument —of both the success of a strong
trade firm and of the advancement of Atlanta.
Chamberlin and Boynton began after the war
with skimpty finance. They were straight men,
full of energy and brimming with capacity.
They conducted a business, modern in every
progressive particular, but old-fashioned in 1
square dealing and accepted methods of honesty
and uprightness. They kept good: goods and
misrepresented nothing. They watched the
market like a hawk and! supplied the public
»eewfc'. '-:'They~“r6ok> -irr rj'al jfmLg.
their employ and gave it a fair shewing.
11 Mr. Boynton retired rich. Mr. Chamber Kn.
took in Mr. Johnson and others. The concern
has grown and spread like- a green hay tree. In
disastersand panics the stout firm, has-thrived,
■and strided ahead irrepressible. And naw tbai
magnificent business palace rises a grand dem
onstration of energy and enterprise —a tribute
of achievement to a solid comnurcial house—
and an honor to Atlanta.
Who does not recall what a liteiacy revelation
was the appearance of the “Aatocrat of the
Breakfast Table,” by Oliver Wendell Holmes?
How these delightful sketches seized the public
mind and put the writer in every heart. Well,
below we give a description of the home of this
charming author. Is it not a typical home—
such a home as we would imagine so dainty a
writer—one so full of gentle and beautiful
thought—to occupy :
“Over the door of a little station some four
teen or fifteen miles out from Boston is the in
scription, “Beverly Farms.” A few rods from
1 this station is the house where Oliver Wendell
Holmes is spending the summer months. Bev
erly Farms is a cluster of beautiful residences,
built on granite heights, overlooking the sea in
some places, and bowered among
the hills in other parts, in tho
midst of smooth lawns and be-
yond the sound of the waves. From the high
lands thee risp, rich odor of the pines floats over
the orchards and flower beds, and from the
shell-strewn beach comes creeping up the salt
breath of the sea. It is as quiet as a summer
pastoral, dreamy and peaceful. The Doctor’s
residence is surrounded by wide grounds on
three sides, and is essentially home-like and
hospitable in its appearance. It has an easy
chair look which seems to carry in its train a
suggestion of open fire-places, cordiality and
Perhaps unman in this Union has been more
talked about than Mr. Sam Tilden. Certainly
no private citizen, unfortified* by official
station has to such an extent engaged thought
and chatter of a nation than this potential per
For years he has beeu the leading figure of
national politics. The machinations of both
great parties have centered around his slender
tremulous figure. Presidential campaigns, in
volving the destinies of fifty millions of people
have pivoted on his fragile individuality. Mon
arch of party nominations, the man has wielded
And even while another has been made Presi
dent, Tilden is constantly endowed with an in
fluence wholly disproportioned to any man’s in
trinsic weight. It is rumored that he has fallen
out with Cleveland, and the gossips go to wag
ging lively pens. It lias been finally decided
that he is not at loggerheads with Cleveland,
and the nation sleeps easily.
A writer thus describes this private celebrity:
Mr. Tilden carries the weight of seventy-one
years uncommonly well. He has not a vigor
ous physique, and his spare form is now slightly
bent, and his thin hair is whitened; his eyes
droop a little, and, whatever may be the cause,
he is unable to use his right hand or arm at the
table or in dressing. It is said he-has had a
stroke of paralysis, which has been succeeded
by a sort of palsy, so that his right hand is
never in repose, but trembles constantly. In
ordinary conversation Mr. Tilden’s voice is low,
sinking at times almost to whisper. That he is
just as bright and quick-witted as ever I have
no doubt. He is, indeed, as sharp as a needle
in all his transactions. He walks slowly and
with difficulty, due to partial paralysis.
Sadie Scanlan, sister ot W. J. Scanlan, has bte i
studying for the operatic stair? tor the last three years
She will make her debot at the Academy of Music.
Buffalo. N. Y-, September?, under the management of
Ariel N. Barney.
’ aL-wifes-. - ■ jti - A’- '•' ■■■
I Dqqffius in the strelw®®&j®sS|rtirbmTcfiws. V|
I o AtfQP LANAn.
| ft is-beginning to look as though in die next elect! ph
the Mugs will vote tor the Democrats and the
will return to the Republicans. This will be known as
the monosyllabic compromise.
1,. L. BANES. I
John Sherman is an ass.
The Georgia Legislature is a farce. X.
J. R. RASDAI.T..
When the Georgia Legislature gets into splendid new
quarters, members will look much better. Even the
salons who wear linen dnaters and soiled socks will,ip the
gorgeous oolitic capitol, shine transforming!/ like jaw
boned horses in bright, new liarpesa. Now the sur
roundings are two garish, shabby and lault-deveVpf
Jw. E. NEAL,
The burlesque still continues, fatiguing dignation.
Oscar Wilde now says he will name his heir Cyril.
Mr. Tennyson is said to have ready a new volume g
Mr. Whistler will soon open in London an exhlbititfnN
of his pictures.
Secretary Endicott is the guest of Richard Olney at
Lord Tennyson, as laureate, gets SI,OOO a year and a
butt of Malmsey wine.
Thomas Hughes (Tom Brown of Rugby) was a pas
senger by the Servia, just arrived.
Hannibal Hamlin has an imitator in Columbia, a man
who hasn't worn an eyercoat for thirty years and who
has never been in bed sick. *
The latest thing in soups is a puree of chestnuts.
Take two quarts of boiling water aftd a copy of the
Chicago Tribune. Stir gently.—Drake’s Magazine.
The president has decided to re-appoint Mr. Julius
Staehl as consul-general to Shanghai, China. He has
served in the consular service in China for ten or twelve
Mrs. Bayard and one of her daughters are at Glou-f
cester, Moss., where much good has come of pure aiil
and other pleasant surroundings. Secretary
intends to jwrney thither in a few days.
The Chinese minister, Tsao Ju, who waft
stricken with paralysis immediately after his return
this country from Peru last April.and who is still ill
Now York, has'sent his resignation to the Chinese go -
ermnent, and Cheng Yin Huan has been appointed n
Tbis, Teo, Shall Pa«s Away.
Art thou in misery, brother? This I say,
lie comforted ! thy grief shall pass away !
< Art thon elated ? Ah ’ not too gay,
Temper thy joy! this, too, shall pass away.
Art thou in danger? Still let reason sway,
And cling to hope! This, too, shall pass away. ■
Tempted art thou? In alhthine anguish lay W
One truth to heart —this, too, shall past* away. ■-
Do rays of laureled glory round thee play ? ■
King-like art thou? This, too, shall pass away. -■
Whate’er thou art. where’er thy footsteps stray, ■
Heed Wisdom’s voice ! all things must pass away! ■
—Paul Hamilton Hayneß
Ttae JLewser Loves. <’
’I When the lesser loves by.the relentless flow f j
• Os mighty currents from my arms were torn, jg
And swept, unheeding, to that silent bourne
Whose mystic shades no living man may
’ Bv nigl^-by-da v, ]: sang iiiy Qngy • i
Weaving my purple. I forgot to mourn, ▼
, Pouring my grief out in melodious woe!
. Now lam dumb, dear heart. My eyes are mute,.
t Yet if from yonder blue heights thou dost lean
• Earthward, remembering.earth’s last wordless kiss,
! Know that trembling thrills of harp or lute
1 Dying soft wills and tender song# between,
1 Were half no voiceful as thia silence is !
t —Mrs. Julia C R. Dorr in Atliantfe.
A SCENIC IDYL.
’ A Poetic Gloat»ary of Bits* oft Virffiiaia
• For The Capitol.
t In Lynchburg Va., or in other words “Hill City,” we
■ change curs, now taking the Richmond and
ghany for Virginia’s great wonder, via:. The Natural
Bridge. After a lovely ride of some forty miles along fthe
banks of tha historic James, we get off at a small suj*
tion where awaiting us stand conveyances f any and
every description. Then an hour’s drive through shady
groves, brings us to our journey’s end.
Oh! the magnificent and picturequeness of this por
tion of the Valley. Our’eyes in wonder turn, catching
here and there something new and strange upon which
to feast tiimn. Turning a curve upon the moustein’s
side, we get the first glimpse of Nature’s massive arctu ,
However, this, our first impression, siiiks into utter in- i
significance when in reality we find ourselves standing i
under the bridge
“It approaches Niagra in grandeur, and acceeds it in '
height and in awful mystery. It is a single block ot ;
limestone, with many shades of color, wide enough to !
span Broadway, high enough to throw in shadow the ■
turrets of Trinity church. The walls are smooth as if;
cut with chisels, and thereis no sign of clift or displace- .
ment.” Under it. “men look like boys, and trees
like bushes,” In December of last year, sixty tons of
solid rock fell from this great mass. Instewl of ini
paring its almost perfect shape it only tended to in
crease the singular unity of disign.
Consulting history, we find the original bridge tract
was granted by the King to Thoinab Jefferseu in 1774.
A year or so from that, date he placed there a couple of
slaves, Patrick Henry and wife, for whom he built a log
cabin consisting of two rooms, one of which was to b<?
kept open for the entertainment of visitors. Aftewards;
titles were given to various parties of or less note.
At the present time, it is in the hands of Colonel H. C.
parsons, a gentleman of culture, wealth- and influence.
Within the past two or three years, several hotels, ele
gantly fitted up, have been erected,, together with a
Bachelor’s Lodge and a few cottages, parks, and bill
iard-rooms, boiling-alleys, and tournament grounds, are
among the list of amusements.
Go where you wifi, no lovelier a spot can be found in
which to rest both body and mind. Where nature is
deficient, art takes her place and new' beauties greet you
on every side.
(tb be continuep,)
White. Smith & Co. have just published the negro
song, “Hie Away, Old Satan,” by M. H. Rosenfeld.
B. F. Woolf, the Boston composer, contemplates the
presentation of his two operas in New York this sea
Dr. Ziegfeld, president of Chicago Musical college,
after a two months’ vacation m Europe has arrived
The Criterion theater, re-decorated and re-carpeted,
will be opened the night of September 7 with Milliken’s
Comedy' Opera company in “Mme. Boniface,”
Sidney Rosenfeld has reorganized his opera company
and proposes to produce his opera “‘The Mystic Isle”
in Boston the week commencing September 7.
1 The Academy of Music, New York, that is to be the
h >me of the new American Opera company, is being
[ improved and re-decorated and furnished at a cost of
Starr’s, formerly Harris' Opera company, will open
its season on September 14 at Wilmington, Delaware.
t The “Chimes of Normady” will be the piece de resist
ance of the organization.
Mr. Rudolph Aronson, of the New York Casino, In-s
received a letter of thanks from Mrs. U. S Grant for his
’ Marche Funebre, “The Nation's Hero,” composed as a
> tribute to the memory of the late General Grant.
■ Among the operas to be produced at the Thalia thes-
• ter, New York early in the regular season, whieh be
gins about October 1. are Czibulka's in
l Florenz and Strauss’ “Gypsy Baron.” Manager Am-
Iberg la expected to leave Berlin for America this week
August 12 was a notable anniversary for musicians.
Sir Frederick Gore Ousely celebrated then his 57th
, ; birthday, Joseph Barnby his 47th, August Manns his
60th, and Lord Dartmouth his 62<1 On the following
• day Sir George Grove celebrated bis 65th, William Best
I his 59th, and Ira D. Sankey his 55th anniversary.
A New Drink.
The concoction of fine drinks is one of the fine
arts. Savannah will go into history at last as
the author of a certain indescribable drink
OA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1885.
Mailed Artillery Punch, xv is delightfully pala
®able, but insidiously strong. It has become
Celebrated as an instrument of hospitality. Its
■listory is this. Back in the fifties the Republi
can Blues, which was organized in 1808, visited
■Macon and were welcomed back by the Chatham
■Artillery. Mr. A. B. Luce, since dead, proposed
Ito brew a new punch in honor of the Blues.
■ Mr. Wm. Davidson furnished the spirits. The
■concoction was thus made. One of (he
■horse buckets of ordinary size, was filled with
■finely crushed ice. A quart of good brandy,
J.whisky and rum, each, was poured into the ice,
jHnd sugar and lemon added. The bucket was
I filled to the brim with champagne, and the
-* whole stirred into a delirious deliciousness.
Rumor hath it that every solitary man of the
Blues was put under the table by this deceiving,
diabolical and most delightful compound. From
that day “Artillery Punch” has been a regular
convivial institution of Oglethorpe’s genial city,
and as a vanquisher of men its equal has never
be,en found. Jt is as mild as syllabub, seem
: iuglv,- but it conquers like a cyclone.
As a companion picture to this Georgia
creation, we may mention the following, report
ed at a Northern watering place:
“Some of my readers may regard it as worth
paragraphing that the latest invention in bever
ages is the Bromley cocktail. A fortnight ago
nobody had heard of it, but now it can bo got at
any of the fashionable bars. It is easy to make,
lam informed. Instead of putting the old
fashioned cocktail in the old-fashioned shallow,
flaring glass, the bar-tender pours it into a tum
bler, which he fills with half an inch of rich
cream and an inch of strong, well-sweetened
;coffee. The loungers are drinking it with
To Mechanics and Workingiiien---
Buy lour Clothing* Where Yobs
Cais Get a Home Free.
Messrs. Selig Bros. & Co., the enterprising
Manufacturing Clothiers, No. 9 Whitehall street,
have something to say of intetest to everybody.
They have bought a lot :>0x175 feet, on Robbins
street, near McDaniel street, of J. C. Fuller,
Esq,, for SSOO, which, to please their customers,
and for their customers 7 benefit, they will raffle,
charging them nothing for a chance, but giving
every one who buys $lO worth or more of goods
from diem a Chance on This Lot Free, promising
that the raffle will be conducted by three (3) dis
interested citizens of Atlanta, who will see that
it in a fair and just manner.
r is not done for an advertising scheme,
but merely to bring customers to their store so
as to .sell out their immense stock of goods, as
they have employed many hundreds of hands
and ''sb. to keep their entire force busy all win
ter, ’ h*erefore they resort to this plan.
The Bread Question.
There is a good deal of talk about bread.
The price of flour from time to time regulates
the probable cost of bread : but. says a con
sumer, there are two things that every man
wants —good bread, and prompt delivery. No
house-wife wants to be bothered sending for a
loaf of bread two or tbrea times a day. That
is a fact, said a bystander; we have used
Brady’s bread for years, which is satisfactory
and delivered promptly. Try Brady’s bread.
Grumbling Over the Meat.
There is considerable complaint in the city
over the very tough meat to be obtained in
many of the markets. A few of the markets,
however, have very choice meats, and among
them that of Echols & Richards, at 86 Peach
tree, is noted for its nice, tender cuts, roasts
/ y/ NEW EINE.
\ inported Cassinieres Received.
patterns of imported cassimeres ever brought
to the city. Come at once and select choice
patterns. Pants made to order, fit warranted,,
Selig Bros. & Co.
9 Whitehall st.
Harry Lynan, eheap< yaftes to all points.
The Time To Build.
Now is exactly the disne to build; lumber is
cheap, sash, doors and blinds are cheap, and
the cautious man will take advantage of the
low prices on building material, and come to me
and see really how cheaprhe can buy.
W. S. Bell,
25 Ivy street.
Those having sewing machines out of o?der
and needing repairs will do well to send tnem
to the Wheeler & Wilson office, 71 Whitehall
street, wher« the best machinists are employed
and all work guaranteed. No charges are made
for repairing Wheeler & Wilson machines un
less in use a veiy long time, and then agily for
cost of the papts and actual time for putting in
Have You Heard the Sews"?
Why, that Hni-ry Lvaan intends to do the rail
road and steamship tieket brokerage business of
this city. His offices are at 4 Kimball Mouse,
Wall street,.and 38 Wall street, and he can save
you money on tickets almost anywhere.
We Rave It Ready! Wliaf* 2,000
Tons nice lump, Glen Mary coal, in our elevator,
clean and dry. Send in yo»r orders and we will
fill them at once. J. C. Wilson & C0.,.7 Spring
street. Telephone Elevator on. Magnolia
Wilson & Stiff, 33-Peachtree street,will quote
best terms to the trade on gauze netting, or
made up nets,, ceiling or gosse neck frames,
toilet extension frame, iron extension frames.
To the Public.
This is our seeond season with, our retail de
partment, and every one that has purchased
from us the previous season we are satisfied
they have received good bargains in men’s,
boys’ and children’s clothing, shirts, hats,
gents’ furnishing goods, etc.
As we are getting ready for our fall stock we
would advise our customers, one and all, if you
will read this advertisement don’t consider it a
trifle. It is your duty to save money in coining
to us and see what we have got, as we do not
i advertise an article when we have not got it.
“Just out or sold out,” as some would say.
Whatever we inform yon through the paper
you can find it right there and then. When
such is sold we will let you know again.
We started this business with the determina
tion to make it a success, to manufacture cloth
ing right here, and so far we have been success
ful. Hoping this will meet with your approval,
and with many thanks for past favors, we re
main Yours respectfully,
Selig Bros. & Co.,
9 Whitehall street.
Eight Hundred .Vlilliou,
A period of renewed activity and prosperity
The largest cotton crop the South has ever
known will be marketed this season.
No better investment can be made than to
furnish yourself and family with a home.
LaFontaine A May, 139 West Mitchell street,
are now offering lumber mill work and building
material never before equalled.
Call and see us before you build.
Boys’ School Suits, 82 Whitehall.
Lime, Lime, Lime.
cheapest and best in the market, Jackson’s
Best. J. €. Wilson A Co.,
7 Spring street.
i See City Tax Notice 1
Doubting Doctor Dumfounded.
Triumph Over Cancer -- No
Longer Room for Doubt.
Something over eight months ago one
of the prominent physicians in Atlanta
was called upon to examine a lady who
was suffering with a cancer on her face.
It was of some seven years standing. It
was exceedingly angry in appearance and
very painful, involving the nose and nasal
organs. The physician had always re
garded skin cancer as incurable. The
Swift’s Specific Company had evidences
sufficient to believe that their remedy
would cure cancer, and hence requested
the physician in question to make a criti
cal examination of the ease before him,
as he had determined not to believe until
lie saw-one cured under his own observa
tion. After an extended and careful ex
amination he pronounced it a skin (or
epithelioma) cancer, and declared that if
Swift’s Specific could cure that case it
could cure any case of cancer that had
ever come under his eye.
Last Tuesday the lady, Mrs. Joicie A.
McDonald, who lives near Atlanta, came
into the office of Swift’s Specific Company
and reported herself well. The physician
above referred to had watched the case
with considerable interest, and some
three weeks ago had examined the lady,
and, in his judgment, pronounced her
perfectly cured. He is now completely
convinced that Swift’s Specific is a success
in the treatment of cancer, and does not
hesitate to so recommend.
The following is the statement of the
For seven years past I have been suffer
ing with a cancer on my face. At first it
gave me but little trouble, and I paid very
little attention to it. After a time it be
gan to increase in size, and also to pain
me. The simple remedies were applied
to alleviate the pain, but I was not con
scious of its true nature, thinking it only
a sore of malignant nature and would soon
pass away under the ordinary treatment.
In this I was mistaken, as the place con
tinued to grow and extended into my
nose, from whence came a yellowish dis-
charge very offensive in character. It
was also inflamed and annoyed me a great
deal. About eight months ago I was in
Atlanta, at the house of a Mend, Airs. C.
D. 11., who observed the.condition of my
face, and so strongly recommended the
use of Swift’s Specific that I determined
to make an effort to procure it. In. this I
was successful;, and began its nee. The
influence of the medicine at first was to
somewhat aggravate the sore, but soon
the inflammation was allayed, and I be
gan to improve after the first few bottles.
My general health has greatly improved.
I.am.stronger a :d to do any kind
of work. The cancer of my face began to
decrease and th*outer to heal, until there
is not a vestige efi it left —only a little scar
marks the place where it had been. lam
devoutly grateful: for this wonderful relief,
from what everybody thought would be
certain death. Jam ready to answer all
questions relative-to this cure.
Mrs. Joicie A. McDoxai. ».
Atlanta, Ga., August 11, 1885.
Those who are interested in this ease
caia learn the name of the above physician
by applying at the office of the Swift Spe
cific-Co., corner Butler and Hunter streets.
Facts From Gotham. ■
Mr. M. C. O'Driscoll, 158 Madison
street, New Yoi’k.City, under date of Au
gust 10th, writes:
“I have taken Swift’s Specific--S. S. S.
—for rheumatism and pimples on my race,
:uid it has cured botl . It is the best tonic
and appetizer I have ever taken. A dose
of it never fails-to make me eat a hearty
meal under any circumstances.”
Mr. Dan Sealey, No. 46 Railroad ave
nue, Jersey City, New Jersey, undes date
of August 7tli, makes the following, state
“In March of last year (1884) I contract
ed blood poison, and being in Savannah,
Ga., at the time I went into the hospital
there for treatment. I suffered very much
from rheumatism at the same time. I did
not get well under the treatment there,
nor was I cured by any of the usual means.
1 have now taken seven bottles of Swift’s
Specific (S-. S. S.) and am sound and well.
It. drove the poison out through boils on
Judge R. 8. Bradford, who was curtxl
some time ago of a cancer, writes from his
home, Tiptonville, Tenn., under date of
“My cancer is entirely gone, leaving
only a very little scar. There is a gentle
man in this vicinity who w'as past going
with rheumatism, who, at my suggestion,
took S. S. S. He is now entirely cured,
and is active and able to attend to all
kinds of business. There are a great many
in this community using Swift’s Specific,
with much satisfaction and to their great
Consumers should not confuse our Spe
cific with tue numerous imitations, sub
stitutes, potash and mercury mixtures
which are gotten up to sell, not on their
own merit, but on the merit of our rem
edy. An imitation is always a fraud and
a cheat, and they thrive only as they can
steal from the article imitated.
Treatise, on blood skin diseases
For sale by all druggists.
Tub Swift Specific Co.,
Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
A CASE FROVt SCRIVEN COCATY.
In the editorial columns of the Tele
phone, published at Sylvania, the county
site of Seri ven county, Ga., in the number
bearing date August 14 the editor, Col.
Win. L. Matthews, Jr., has the following
in reference to a remarkable cure of rheu
matism by Swift’s Specific:
We know a gentleman in this county
who six months ago wasalmosta hopeless
cripple from an attack of rheumatism. He
could scarcely hobble across a room, used
crutches, and said himself that he had
little if any hope of ever recovering. We'
saw him in our town last week walking
about as lively as any other man, and in
the finest health and spirits. Upon our
inquiry as to what had worked such a
wonderful change in his condition he re
plied that Swift’s Specific had cured him.
He said he was on the eve of starting for
the Hot Springs in search of relief, but was
persuaded by one of his neighbors to try
Swift’s Specific, and after using one and a
half dozen bottles he has been transformed
from a miserable cripple to a happy,
healthy man. He is one of our most
worthy and successful citizens, and is none
other than Mr. E. B. Lambert.
A Stubborn Case of Scrofula.
I have been afflicted with scrofula from
my infancy, and in consequence have al
ways been a frail and delicate creature. I
might truthfully say that I was raised
chiefly on mercury and potash. These
remedies for the time being would dry up
the fearful ulcers, with which I suffered,
but they would return with greater vio
lence. I was the merest shadow as to
form and person. My digestion was all
deranged, and my existence was most
wretched. Everything that could be done
for me was done, but no permanent bene
fit was derived. At last a great tumor
came on my neck below the left ear. It
increased in size until ray head was forced
to. the right shoulder, and in this ungainly
and uncomfortable position I was com
pelled to carry my head. The doctors de
cided that it was there to stay as long as
life continued, and for many years it did
remain. In March, 1884, at the sugges
tion of Colonel John Traylor, I was in
duced to try Swift’s Specific. My system
responded to the medicine promptly, and
I began to improve from almost the first
bottle. That fearful tumor has all disap
peared, and every appearance of the dis
ease has left my person except a small,
hard lump on the right side of my neck,
and that is disappearing rapidly. From a
fragile little girl I have developed into as
healthy and robust young lady as there is
in the neighborhood. Swift’s Specific is
the only remedy that has ever given me
any permanent relief, and I am in better
health and weigh more than. I ever did in
my life before, My old
recognize me since' tins wonderful change
has been wrought in my appearance. My
gratitude is unbounded for what this med
icine has done for me.
Miss Tommie Embry.
Lagrange, Ga., May 14, 1885.
Mexican Typical Orchestra.
I was afflicted with blood poison in its
worst stage. AU remedies failed, but after
using Swift’s Specific according to direc
tions, lam proud to say I am cured. I
am to-day sound, and have no trace of
having been otherwise.
E. P. Myerson,
Manager Mexican Typical Orchestra.
New York, August 18.
Two years ago I contracted blood poison.
I went immediately under treatment by a
physician, but I continued to grow worse.
A friend of mine advised me to take S. S.
S. • I did so, and it cured me entirely, as
1 have never since then seen the least evi
dence of it. CIIAKLES AVaLKER, .
79 Allen street, New Y'ork City.
New York, August 18, 1885.
A Friendly Letter.
Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York, Au
gust 1, 1885. —To the Swift Specific Com
pany—Gentlemen : Your remedy is cer
tainly one of the great discoveries of the
nineteenth century. For eradicating blood
poison it has no equal.
A friend who had been a great sufferer
from that disease, contracted during the
war, you will be glad to know has, by the
use of your remedy, cleansed his system
entirely of that and mercurial rheumatism
so that his skin and tongue and breath
are as pure as a child’s without the least
He desires me to say this to you, and to
thank you with all the sincerity of a grate
ful heart and healed body for giving poor,
frail humanity so effective a remedy for a
disease hitherto regarded utterly incura
ble. Let every one similarly afflicted take
your remedy and they surely will be well
In his behalf, and to encourage others,
I gladly write and sign this.
Consumers should not confuse our Spe
cific with the numerous imitations, sub
stitutes, potash and mercury mixtures,
which are gotten up to sell, not on their
own merits, but on the merit of our rem
edy. An imitation is always a fraud and
a cheat, and they thrive only as they can
steal from the article imitated.
For sale by all druggists.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases
The Swift Specific'Co.,
Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
157 West 23d street, New York.