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Magnificent Fifteen-Story Houses
New York Parks on the Hoofs.
The constellation of apartment
houses facing Central Park, Seventh
avenue and Fifty-eighth street is finer
than any similar collection of houses
In any European city. It comprises
eight buildings. The houses are fifteen
ordinary stories high, facing the court;
line lofty stories in height facing the
avenue and street. They are of com
mon design, and there is little danger
of any of them getting lost. There
are large and handsome apartment
houses in Paris, but not more than four
The bold conception of these har
monious and magnificent buildings is
Mr. Joseph Xavarro's. The plans
were studied two years before work
was begun. Architects were sent
abroad who traveled all over Europe.
Designs were bought from European
architects, brought home and ideas
culled from them. An army of artisans
laid the brick and mortar.
The greater features of these houses
are not apparent to people who look
upon them in wonder. In some of the
largersuites of apart jaents are drawing
rooms in which a reception might be
given to a thousand ladies and gentle
men. It may be said, to indicate the
magnitude of the apartments, that
some of the houses will beccupied by
only eight families. A floor in one of
the apartment houses is 102 by 104
feet, and comprises seventeen or eight
een rooms. Drawing-rooms, libraries
parlors and reception halls are of the
largest size. There is much more room
in a set of apartments than in the
ground floor of the largest house in
One of the gentlemen who takes
apartments in one of the houses will
spend out of his private means $50,
000 in mural decoration. The courts
of the houses will be adorned with
flowers and fountains. All the roofs
will be connected by bridges, forming
a romantic and delightful place for
moonlight and summer afternoon
promenades. There will be some land
scape gardening on the roof flowers
and plants will be cultivated there and
on summer nights they will be like a
privatpark. The view from them is
broad and magnificent. Central Park,
the Hudson, the Palisades, Long Island
Sound and the farms beyond the
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vision which extends almost to the
ocean. The houses themselves are on
the highest ground in New York city
south of Central Park.
The elevator shafts are so construct
ed that if an elevator should give way
it would fall on a cushion of air, by
compressing which it would gradually
come to a stop, and to fall with the ele
vator would be like fluttering down on
a snow-flake. Extraordinary precau
tions have been taken to make the ele"
vators absolutely safe, and the device
of the aia-cushion, though interesting
in its ingenious character, i3 consider
A vexing problem to a man living
in a Fifth avenue house is what to do
with it in summer. He cannot take it
with him to Newport. He cannot
strap it up in one of his trunks and
take it off to Saratoga. He is obliged
to hire a watchman to watch the house
and two private detectives to watch
the watchman. Every occupant of the
large apartment houses will have the
benefit of depositing all of their valu
ables in the safe deposit vaults in the
cellars. All they would have to do in
respect to their homes before starting
for Europe or the summer watering
places would be to turn the key in their
door and then hand the key over to
Every room in every set of apart
ments in these great houses has a win
dow on the avenue, the street or the
large open court. The open, Moorish
arches, which will be made beautiful
with flowers, afford free ingress to the
air to the inner-court and make the
apartments cool in summer. The rooms
are trimmed in mahogany, cherry and
maple. The floors are of polished
maple. The mantels, grates and
fenders are such as are found in a pri
vate house costing $100,000. Except
the floors, which rest on iron beams
and brick arches, doors, window-casings,
and baseboards, there is no wood
in the house. The stairs are iron, the
partitions brick, and the balconies
slate. - The houses are absolutely fire
proof. The Building Department con
sider that fire-escapes would be not
only useless, but ludicrous.
There are no steam engines or boil
ers under the buildings. They and
the electric engines are under the side
walks. The apartments will be light
ed by electricity and gas.
Each house will be owned by a co
operative joint stock company. Such
great and palatial residences may make
a revolution in the mode of living of
the rich in New York. A gentleman
living in Fifth avenue has made ar
rangements to move from his private
residence there and live in a set of
apartments in one of the houses built
by Mr. Navarro.. Luxury is growing
co-operative. The houses are separate
Common interest of the owners centers
in the court and ceases at the back
Dangerous to the Eyes.
It is stated by oculists, says the New
York Times, that since the building of
the elevated roads there has been a
large increase in a peculiarly trouble
some affection to the eyes. This
trouble is caused by the flying chips of
iron and steel from the rails and wheels
of the cars. They enter the eyes of
the passengers and give rise to inflam
mation of a serious character. A lead
ing oculist said: "This trouble is by no
means new, but it has grown more
common since people began to travel
on the elevated railways. The peculiar
ity of the annoyance is that the sufferer
does not know when the splinter enters
his eye. "When anything else gets
into your eye you know it at once; but
these little things are not felt The
only way that I can account for that
is by supposing that the splinters fly
so fast that they pierce the eye insen
sibly. Well, the next day the patient's
eyes feel dry and hot. This develops
into inflammation, and he goes to an
apothecary's shop and buys an eye
salve. That is used for several days
and does not do him a bit of good, of
course. Finally, when the particle has
become well imbedded in the eye he
goes to an oculist. The oculist some
times has no trouble in getting out the
particle, but just as often he has
After it gets out the eye generally gets
well at once,though sometimes we have
secondary inflammation, which is very
The oculist who was seen has con
trived an apparatus for examining the
eye by gaslight when the presence of
one of these ioreign bodies is suspect
ed. A small lens is set in a frame at
the end of an arm which has the three
universal joints. The arm is attached
to a band, which goes around the pa
tient's head. Then the lens can be ad
justed at any angle so as to focus the
gaslight in the eye. The oculist said
such an instrument was necessary, be
cause patients often came to him late
"I thought I would take a run up
and see if you didn't want to buy a
sewing-machine," said the agent to
"I don't know as I do," replied the
farmer, "I've got most of my spring
"But won't you need it for sewing
in the summer."
"Look here, young feller, we don't
sow in the summer. We cuts and
gathers and binds."
"Oh, well, this machine gathers and
"Mebbe you'll be telling me next
that your machine will haul in the
,crap an' put it in the barn. Don't
come around here with any of -your
"Don't be ruffled my dear sir, I think
you do not understand ma I mean a
machine to sew cloth, not grain."
"Ahem! you do, do you ? Then you'd
better go talk to the wimmin. It's a
good thing you didn't mean the other
kind, for if you'd kept on telling me
about your wonderful machine for
plantin' an' reapin' you'd got me a
rippin' an' tearin' 'till I'd basted you."
The Answered Prayer.
In Charles the Second's reign a free
table wa3 allowed for the court chap
lains. At one time, however, the
king being rather in necessitous cir
cumstances, ordered this dinner to b(
discontinued, but to soften matters,
honored his clergymen with his
presence at the last intended dinner.
The grace used to be, "God save tht
king, and bless the dinner;" but Dr
South, who presided on this occasion
transposed the. word3 to "God bless
the king, and save the dinner.
"And it shall be saved," ' said tht
king, amused at the doctor's humor,
and instantly countermanded th
CLIPPINGS POR THE CUKIOUS.
Oriental shawls were brought into
Paris after the return of Bonaparte
from Europe in 1801.
The last true believer in alchemy
was one Peter Woulf e, who died about
sixty years ago in London.
A French nobleman recently proved,
by actual experiment, that a horse may
be made to curvet for two hours with
out moving forward half a mile.
The king of Siam's meals are' pre
pared by a woman, the sister of his
physician, sealed up and sent to his
"taster," and then sent to him. It is
needless to say that hot food is not
considered a necessity of life in Siam.
On New Year's day in Japan there
is great emulation among the mer
chants of sound credit to make the first
sale of goods. According to law, all
Japanese merchants are required to
settle their accounts and pay their
debts by the 31st of December, and are
not allowed to buy or sell goods until
they have done so. If goods are sold
on the 1st of January, the merchandise
is piled promiscuously on drays drawn
by coolies. The merchant receives the
congratulations of hi3 friends, and
together they follow the goods to their
The name "Uncle Sam," as "applied
to the United States, was derived from
Samuel Wilson of Troy, N. Y., who
was familiarly called by his employes
"Uncle Sam." In the early history of
the government, a man named Elbert
Anderson bought in Troy a large
quantity of beef, and it was inspected
by Mr. Wilson, The boxes were di
rected "E. A., U. S." The man
who did the marking being asked
what U. S. stood for, said, "Uncle
Sam," and in this way it became the
jocular name by which this country is
There is an odd superstition con
nected with the crossbill, inThuringia,
which makes the woodcutters very
careful of the nests. The bird in cap
tivity is subject to many diseases, such
as weak eyes, swelled and ulcerated
f eet,etc, arising probably from the heat
and. accumulated vapors of the stove
heated rooms where they are kept.
The Thuringian mountaineer believes
that these wretched birds can take
upon themselves any diseases to which
he is subject, and always keeps some
near him. He is satisfied that a bird
whose upper mandible bends to the
right has the power of transferring
colds and rheumatism from man to
itself; and if the mandible turn to the
left that it can confer the same service
Wounds of Generals in Action.
A curious article might be written
on the immunity from wounds in ac
tion of some generals, and the ill for
tune of others in becoming the billet
for a bullet No commander was ever
more forward in the fighting line than
Sheridan, yet he never got a scratch
Skobeleff, who many a time went at it
with his own good sword, and in his
white coat and on his white charger
headed every charge with a reckless
ness that men called madness, had as
complete an immunity as if he carried
the charmed life that his soldiers
ascribed, and was wounded only in the
quiet trenches by a chance bullet fired
into the air a mile away. Wellington
was but once hit, the bullet that car
ried away his boot heel scarce gave him
a contusion. Grant was never struck;
no more was Napoleon. Of Sir Neville
Chamberlain again, one of the most
distinguished Oftcers of our Indian
army, the saying goes that he never
went into action without receiving a
wound, and the gallant old man has
been fighting pretty steadily ever since
the first Afghan war. Bazaine was
k man to whom Fortune was not
stingy in the matter of wounds. At
Borny there came to him the leaden re
minder that he was mortal, though this
time it was but a gentle hint The
fragment of a shell hit him on the left
shoulder, but it had been well spent,
and because of the protection of the
epaulette gave him but a contusion,
from which he had pain for several
days, especially when on horseback.
The Daily Ameiger says : 4 'Chief Super
intendent of police, J. W. Schmitt, of
this city, who has been in the service a
quarter of a century, endorses St. Jacobs
Oil as a pain-banisher. It cured him oi
They have couuted 319 sorts of insects
that eat the leaves or bore into the trunks
of trees in Central park. New York city.
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It allays inflammation,
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completely heals the
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KL.Y BROTH UVVKCiO, N. Y.
The want of a re
liable diuretio which,
while acting as a
stimulant of the kid
neys, neither excites
nor irritates them,
was long since sup
plied by Hostetter'i
Stomach Bitters. This
tine medicine exerU
the requisite degree
of stimulation upon
these organs, without
and is, therefore, fai
better adapted for
the purpose than un
often resorted to.
Dyspepsia, fever and
ague, and kindred
diseases, are all cured
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AS BLUE FLANNEL GARMENTS
Oflnierlor Quality of Goods
are sold a the " genuine Middlesex," which are not
made by that mill. The Middlesex Company, in order
to protect their customers and the public, give notice
IhiUiereafter all Clothing made from THE MIDDLE
BE? STANDARD INDIGO ELCE FLANNELS AND
YACHT CLOTHS, sold by all leading clothiers, must
bear the SILK HANGERS," furnished by the Selling
Agents to all parties ordering the goods.
WENDELL, FAY & CO..
SELLING AGENTS, MIDDLESEX COMPANY,
86 and 8( Worth St, New York; 8 Franklin St.
Boston; 14 Chestnut St, Philadelphia.
INFORMATION IN REGARD TO
Rates to Texas, Arkansas and California.
Pamphlets, etc.. describing lands for sale can be had
by addressing J. J. FOWLER, East. Pass. Ag't.Utiea,
V. Y.-J. D. MeBEATH, N. E. Pass. Ag't. Boston:
D. W JANOW1TZ, H. E. Pass. Ag't, Baltimore, Md.
II. It. MeC LEO. AN.
Gen. East. Pass. Ag't Mo.Pac.R,R ,243 B'dway.N.Y.
Information, Discovered In a Nevrspapel
Paragraph and Uor it Saved a Life.
No pain which man has to endure equals that oi
gravel. "I would rather die," exclaims the patient,
"than have such attacks very often." Gravel form!
in the system because of the imparities of the Mood, and
prevails among all classes. It caused the death of Na.
poleon I1L Mr. E. Dowitt Parsons, of 21 Plymouth
Ave., Rochester, N. Y recently had a remarkable expe
rience with it. He is a well-knit, fine-lookin;, hearty
appearing gentleman. One day ha was prostrated with
pain from the small of his back to the abdomen. Fol
some time previous his appetite had been flokle, hit
bowels inactive, and he had felt sore above his hips. .
After voiding water he had a severe pain and gnawing
sensation. "For some time my disorder mystified me,"
be said, "but one day I read of a case vary like my
own in a paper. I wrote the person whes name ap
peared, and he on firmed it fully. From that little in
cident I discover d I had stone in the bladder and
gravel in the kidneys. I was greatly alarm nd then,
but the disease has lost its terrors ti me now. for I aa
fully recovered-cured by DIt. DAVID KENNE.
DY'S FAVORITE REJIEDY, (of Rondont.
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suffering frjm kidney disorders, pain in back, stone ct
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for women. Under the effects of this medicine man
cases of stone and gravel have been perfectly cured
and the tendency to its re-formation prevented. Dr.
Kennedy has performed many surgical operations for -the
removal of stone by the kmfs when size prevented
removal through the natural channeli, and he has
never lost a case! and the cause Is dne to his usinf
FAVORITE REMEDY In the after treatment.
'..LYDIA E. PIN-CHAM'S.',
All those painful Complaints
"and Weaknesses so common
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It removes Faintneiw, Flatulency, destroy all craving
for stimulants, and relieves Weakness of the Stomach.
It cures Bloating, Headaches, Nervous Prostration,
General Debility, Sleeplessness, Depression and Indl
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and backache, is al ways permanently cured by its use.
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Walnut Leaf Hair Restorer.
It is entirely different from all other, and as its name
Indicates is a perfect Vegetable Hair Restorer. It will
immediately free the head from all dandruff, restore gray
hair to its natural color, and produce a new growth
where it has fallen off. It does not affect the health,
which sulphur, sugxr of Jead and nitrate of silver prepar
ations have ejbne. It will change light or faded hair in a
few days to a beautiful glossy brown. Ask your druggist
for it. Each bottle is warranted. Wholesale Agent.
G. C. GOODWIN, Boston, Mass.
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THE MINISTER WHO FAILS to interest his congregaT
tion and build uphis church is generally accused of being a poor preacher,
or of not studying hard enough. That is not always where the trouble
comes from. "Dyspepsia and liver disorders are responsible for many a
dull sermon and m'any a vacant pulpit. When the Dominie's digestive
apparatus is working wrong and his nerves are giving him pain, and his
brain refuses to do its duty, it is almost impossible to make or to preach a
good sermon. a Give your suffering minister a bottle of Brown's Iron Bit
ters. You will see its effect on next Sunday's preaching.' The Rev. Mr.'
Zehring, of Codorus, Pa., was paralyzed, and could not walk except with,
crutches, until Brown's Iron Bitters made a new man of him. The Rev.
Mr. White, of Rock Hill, S. C, says: "It restored me to stench and vi
gor." Brown's Iron Bitters is not only for the minister, but forall people.'