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CATARRH CURE.-C. W.-We can not direct you to a work by Dr. Trall in which a treatment by medicine is set forth. Dr. Trall's measures are hygienic diet, exercise, good air, proper life. The means are natural, not artificial; no compounded doses. Read his "Digestion and Dyspepsia," or Page's "Natural Cure."

CHARACTER AND THE FEATURES.C. W.-Yes, changes in the character produce modifications of the face; in the course of time the practice of a line of conduct that is a change from what had been the habit earlier in life, will ingrain itself upon the face, and the longer the practice is continued the more pronounced will be the featural expression.

ENGLISH ANALYSIS.-F. M. B.-There are very few works on this subject that are well adapted to the use of an advanced student, although a general reference might be made to a first-class dictionary; but such a work is more expensive than

a great majority of inquirers can afford. We might

mention, however, Haldeman cn "Analytical Orthography," price $1.55; and Roget's "Thesaurus of English Words," price $2.00, as useful to you.

SOME TOBACCO DATA.-J.-We can not furnish a full report of the consumption of tobacco in this country, but you may infer from the following proportional figures, furnished by an organ of the liquor and tobacco trade, how widely prevalent the habits of smoking and chewing are: "The tobacco factories and importers supply for every male person in this country ten pounds of chewing tobacco, three and a half pounds of smoking tobacco, two hundred and fifty cigars, and half a pound of snuff per annum." It adds: "For the six million youths, between the ages of ten and twenty-one, there are manufactured six hundred million cigarettes, or one hundred apiece."

That They Say.

Communications are invited on any topic of interest; the writer's personal views, and facts from his experience bearing on our subjects, being preferred.

A STORY OF AN EXAMINATION.-The last of March, this year, a gentleman brought photographs of his son, who was at school in a distant State, to have a written analysis of his character prepared. Having described him as well adapted to literature, and especially to one of the talking professions, and more especially to the ministry, we said among other things: "Your proper place in this world is where you can get a good education; you should look directly to a talking profession, either as a teacher in some institution where lecturing is the order of the hour largely, or else if you

feel called to it, when the time comes, to the pulpit. You are not organized to gather knowledge, and coil it up as a man would coil a rope in a barrel, and head it up; you are organized to acquire knowledge and reveal it; and the literary realm is that in which you would find your greatest success. You will learn languages, you will cultivate literature, you will comprehend analysis, and will be able to illustrate subjects and make them stand out in vivid light."

"Your top-head is high, indicating good moral powers; Benevolence, Veneration, Firmness, Selfesteem, Conscientiousness, and Spirituality appear well developed; and if you could be led into a literary or clerical channel, your talents, your aspirations, and your whole character would doubtless find in that direction better elbow room, not to say wing room, than anywhere else. It is as natural for your knowledge to come to the surface in the form of clear-cut, vigorous statement, as it is for water to run toward the ocean; it goes about as

freely in the one case as in the other."

"You are proud and ambitious, you are firm, upright; watchful without being timid, respectful, kind-hearted, and have a certain moral respectability which keeps you above three-quarters of the allowable follies and vices of average respectable society. It may not be amiss to say that a man of your intelligence, if you cultivate it, instruct it, and were to become acquainted with any kind of business that an honest man may follow, could do fairly at it; but you belong to the sphere of public speaking, and we think moral public speaking, as distinctly as certain finely formed horses are seen to belong to the Boulevard, not to the plow or the dray. In such a field you can make your mark higher, get a wider and better influence and richer joy than in those merely secular pursuits which bring men in contact with the selfish and rough side of life. We have spoken of your being a teacher; we have spoken of your being a man of business and affairs, not so much a grabber for the dollars, though you would not waste money; we have spoken of your ability to read strangers, and exert influence, and adapt yourself to men without difficulty; we have spoken of your ability to go through a crowd of fifty people in three or four minutes and say a word to each, and move with especial influence; we have spoken of your being a clergyman; if you were to become such, it would be easy for you to exert a favorable influence upon the people and make yourself a leader among thinkers and well-minded people, in respect to what is right, and elevated, and proper; and you would be able to sustain yourself because you have large Firmness and Self-esteem, and people will look up to you who have seen more years than you; because you are influenced by, and live in the intellectual, moral, and aspiring qualities, not so much in the base of the brain in regard to things of the earth, earthy.'"

"You have wonderful perceptive and practical talent, which would aid you in literary work and give the basis for success in that direction. It would also enable you to become a first-rate scientist in chemistry, natural philosophy, and whatever relates to engineering, but the moral qualities when they become ripened by age, and when your experience enables you to look through the broad field of life, will give you more scope as a doctor, as a teacher, or even as a lawyer and statesman than you would get from a scientific field; because you never will be satisfied with mere physical facts and scientific data, you will want to work through and upon hope and moral aspiration."

When the description was finished, the father informed me that his son was bound to be an engineer; was studying with a view to entering a school of technology, with engineering as the ultimatum, and he seemed to feel disturbed to think our estimate had not run in the channel of the son's tastes and predestined course; and as the father was a thinker, it was not easy for him to reconcile our statement with the boy's apparent drift, and object, and purpose. However, he concluded to send the document to the boy in a distant State, and in a week received the following letter, which he brought in to show us that we had read the boy better than the father had :

Boston to the school of technology, but I do not; if I did go, I would follow up that plan I mentioned. I would like to go to Harvard; not caring particularly about studying for the ministry there. I could obtain a position as master in some college; it would not take me long to fit myself; I will not have to study mathematics, study simply Latin and Greek. I am sure I would be more contented there; I would graduate at twenty-three at the furthest. For instance, compare that civil engineer's education to yours; do you suppose you would be contented with the education he had, now that you have the one that you have got? I mean that of M. B. It would be drudgery with me, striving for something I could not obtain. Observe how the classics cultivate a person.

"I have told you just what I think; and although you can not tell how I feel, you can form some idea.

"I send the Phrenological report back, so you can see to what points I refer. If you think it best, I would like to go to Harvard. I am young yet, schooling would not hurt me. This may disappoint you, even provoke you; but it is what I think and feel.

"Lovingly, Your son

"E, Vt., April 4, 1884. "DEAR FATHER: Your letter, also Phrenologist's report, came some days ago; but when I write I want to say just what I think, and I have not had time to do so until now; and I am not certain about long gratitude for the result of the examination.

The sensible father seemed pleased to think the son had previously reached the same conclusion that his phrenology indicated, and he had the kindly grace to come in and let us know that we were correct, though at the time of the examination he had felt sure we were in the wrong. We doubt not both the father and son will cherish life

being able to finish at present" (it should be remembered that the boy is but sixteen years old), "and now I might as well tell you of a notion that came into my head last term; not merely a notion, but a fixed belief; and it has grown into a certainty. I do not know how it came about, but as I grew older, and associated with cultivated persons more, both among the boys and friends, and elsewhere, I became gradually aware that I would never be satisfied unless I could hold a position in life where I could associate with persons of intellectuality and cultivation. I determined not to say anything to you about it; to go right on studying, enter the school of technology, and after graduating, obtain a position in some institution where I could secure a classical education, and study for the ministry, as affording to me the best opportunity for indulging in the pursuits I wish to follow. You noticed what is said about that in the Phrenologist's report, namely, that I would make a success as a civil engineer, but that as my mind became developed, the moral qualities would assert themselves, and I would not be satisfied.' I would have told you this before, but I knew it would disappoint you, as you would think I was vacillating from one thing to another; but now that I have this report to confirm my belief, I think it best to tell you. I am sorry to tell you now, for I know you think I want to go to

NELSON SIZER.

PERSONAL.

MR. EDWARD O. JENKINS, one of the best known printers and publishers of New York, died April 20th, of pleuro-pneumonia, at his residence, 137 W. 44th Street. He was born in Abergavenny, Wales, in 1817, and came to this country when very young with his father's family. In 1832 he entered the printing-office of the N. Y. Evangelist, and having mastered the craft, he was employed by Mr. S. W. Benedict, one of the leading printers of that day, and soon became foreman. In 1844 he commenced business on his own account. He published the American Review, conducted by Mr. G. H. Corbin, the American edition of Blackwood, and many law reports, and rapidly acquired an extensive business. He removed into more commodious quarters, in Frankfort Street, in 1858, but his establishment was soon afterward destroyed by fire. He next purchased the printing establishment of Billings Brothers, No. 20 North William Street, which he still conducted at the time of his decease. For upward of thirty years he was most closely related to Fowler & Wells, doing the typographical work of the PIIRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, Water-Cure Journal,

Life Illustrated, and Science of Health, and of the majority of the other publications of this house.

Mr. Jenkins was a man of deep moral convictions, an earnest, thorough, industrious worker, a conscientious, sincere citizen and friend, and trusted and esteemed by a large number of publishers and writers to an exceptional degree. The printing-office that he sustained so long will be continued by his sons, one of whom, Mr. Percy Jenkins, has been connected with its management for ten years.

MR. ALVIN J. JOHNSON, the publisher of Johnson's Encyclopædia, Johnson's Atlas, and two or three other books from whose sale he amassed a fortune, died April 22d, at his residence in this city. He was a native of Vermont, and began his career in New York as a book-agent. He was a man of shrewd business instincts, and most of his ventures were successful. One of his most intimate friends was Horace Greeley, at whose suggestion he undertook the publication of the Encyclopædia.

AFTER all that has been said and written about her for, lo, these many years, Susan B. Anthony is the best-looking woman in the whole female suffrage party. Her face is full of good character, and she has a remarkably fine eye, while her head has all the points of what phrenologists call the ideal female head. Miss Anthony's figure is tall and erect, and to a marked extent retains the grace of what must have been a very charming girlhood. It is fair to suppose that under the subtle influence of wifchood and maternity, this gifted and philanthropic lady would have approached as nearly to the ideal woman as any other one of her sex now on earth.-Chicago News.

MRS. LAURA C. HALLOWAY, author of the "Homes of the Presidents," etc., has lately withdrawn from the staff of the Brooklyn Eagle, where she has done good work for twelve years. Entering on journalism when but few women were in the field, she has made it easier for her sisters of the press, who have found her an adviser and helper. CHARLES READE's death in England, on the 11th of April, removes from the literary world one of the best-known novelists of our day. His works were extensively read in this country. He was seventy years old at the time of his death, and had been engaged in literary work for nearly thirty years.

WISDOM.

"Think truly, and thy thought

Shall be a fruitful seed."

MEN of means are often the meanest men. No one is so blind to his own faults as a man who has the habit of detecting the faults of others. IT is so natural for a man to pray, that no theory can prevent him from doing it.-JAMES FREEMAN CLARKE.

WHO can measure the power of a great idea? Armies fight in vain against it, and nations yield to its sway.-Maudsley.

A MAN in this world, is a boy spelling in short syllables; but he will combine them in the next.— BEECHER.

HOPE is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior.-SHENSTONE.

THERE is nothing more unreasonable than for men to live viciously and yet hope to escape the necessary consequences of their vices.—DR. SAMUEL CLARKE,

Far richer he who dines on simple herbs,

And knows the sweet delight of perfect health, Than knaves and fools who sip their crystal wines, And trust the glitter of deceitful wealth.

-HESIOD.

THERE is no solitude like that of the heart, when it looks around and sees in the vast concourse of human beings, not one to whom it can pour forth its sorrows or receive the answering sigh of sympathy.-MISS PORTER.

MIRTH.

"A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men."

A GOOD-LOOKING lass loves a good looking-glass.

A LITTLE girl, after drinking a glass of water from a magnetic spring, said, "I do not feel one particle magnified, and I think these springs are a humbug."

Little Fack-"Let's play we is married." Little Nell-"No, I won't. It ain't right." Little Jack-"Why ain't it ?" Little Nell-"Tause mamma said we musn't quarrel."

tame, spiritless sort of girls that sometimes apply "I TRUST your daughter is not one of those to us for situations and are too bashful to fill them," said a Boston shopkeeper to a father who was seeking employment for one of his children. "Sir," he replied, indignantly, "my daughter has red hair.”

FROM CURRENT ADVERTISEMENTS.— A large blue gentleman's overcoat lost in the vicinity of the market.

"Rooms to rent with all modern inconveniences" (unintentionally candid).

Wanted. A comfortable room for a young man four feet by ten.

LADY: "Would you kindly tell me when the next train starts for Slowcome-in-Parva?" O'Kelly: "The next train, madam! Sure an' it's been gone ten minutes." Lady: "How annoying! Perhaps, sir, you could inform me at what time the last train goes?" O'Kelly: "Faith, that I can.

It's been taken off this month, and there's no last together the devices that hundreds of housekeepers train at all, at all!"

AFFAIRS IN EGYPT. From over the fence: "S'pose you'se got all de news dis mornin', brer Pewter ?"

Brer Pewter: "Yaas, pretty much all. Dey is having big times down in Africa. You know, de English folks wants to hab a Chinese named Gordon made president of a town dar called Skincat, and de Democrats being strictly opposed to de Chinese, wants a false prophet, called El Tilden, so de French has stepped in an' dey is habing some pretty severe fightin' in dat locality."-Life.

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In this department we give short reviews of such New Books as publishers see fit to send us. In these reviews we seek to treat author and publisher satisfactorily and justly, and also to furnish our readers with such information as shall enable them to form an opinion of the desirability of any particular volume for personal use. It is our wish to notice the better class of books issuing from the press, and we invite publishers to favor the Editor with recent publications, especially those related in any way to mental and physiological science. We can usually supply any of those noticed.

THE BOWSHAM PUZZLE. By John Habberton. 12mo, pp. 222, paper. Price 25 cents. Funk & Wagnalls, Publishers, New York.

Mr. Habberton is nothing unless he is humorous; at the same time he can dress out a character in terms that are vivid enough for us to recognize its fidelity to Nature. Bowsham appears to possess in the main the features of a southern town, and is supposed to be located on a river-shall we say the Mississippi ?—that communicates with the Mexican Gulf. We are introduced to a variety of people, and shown a little of the half-barbaric customs of men who lead an unsettled life, and get the money they spend by irregular methods of using their wits. The plot is well managed, and the reader's curiosity kept alive by the peculiar incidents of the story that have a bearing on the puzzle, but do not help toward its solution until the author, near the end, almost spoils a political canvass by its curious development.

HOUSEHOLD CONVENIENCES. Being the Experience of many Practical Writers. 12mo, pp. 240. Illustrated. New York: Orange Judd Company. Also sold by the Fowler & Wells Company.

A very suitable companion for the excellent "Farm Conveniences" which was noticed in our last number. The man will find in that many useful devices for out-of-door use; the wife or housekeeper will find in "Household Conveniences" many a suggestion of importance to help toward lightening her labors in the kitchen, and for making the sitting-room and chambers more attractive and comfortable. The compiler of the book has shown good judgment in his selections, bringing

have proven useful in their own homes. Practicality is in no case sacrificed to ornament, but the latter is not lost sight of in the homeliest or humblest of the devices. To supply the kitchen with articles of convenience has been the chief object, and rightly so, since it is the work-room of the household, and upon its well-ordered condition depends for the most part the happiness of the family; but the dining-room, sitting-room, library, sewingroom, and other parts of the home are not neglected. Over two hundred illustrations help to make the text-descriptions plain, and to illuminate the pages. IN THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS. By Charles Egbert Craddock. 12mo, pp. 322. Price, cloth, $1.25. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston. A series of sketches of mountain life in the midSouthern country, painted in colors that contrast as sharply with each other as the varied emotions of the untutored people who dwell amid the primeval forests and rocks of that lonesome region. In the rough and strong-limbed blacksmith Vander Price, and in the illiterate Cynthia Ware and Cely Shaw, qualities of heart are developed that interest our deeper sympathies,-the crude ore of the mountain is shown to be rich in the gold of generous sacrifice and persevering endeavor. In Josiah Tait, Rufus Chadd, and Simon Burney are delineated with nervous touches, incoherent yet most striking, expressions of honest, philanthropic instinct. The management of the dialect is admirable, and is a main feature of interest to the reader. Mr. Craddock, in this respect, exhibits ability that is much removed above the commonplace, and has good claim on our mentioning his name in connection with Bret Harte and George Cable. We can not regard these studies of character as written for the mere pleasure of using the pen, or seeing one'sself in type; but as a conscientious endeavor to portray faithfully the spirit and motive of a class of men and women peculiar to a section of our country. The closing paragraph of this volume inti

mates that the author has done his work with a due respect for what there is of truth and nobility in his subject,-viz.: "The grace of culture is, in its way, a fine thing; but the best that art can do— the polish of a gentleman-is hardly equal to the best that Nature can do in her higher moods."

PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

We have received from the old Travellers' Insurance Company, of Hartford, a copy of the official engraving of the Bartholdi Statue to be placed in New York harbor. It is a fine picture of that noble gift, and said to represent faithfully the enormous statue as it will appear when completed and standing in the midst of the magnificent scenery of New York harbor.

LE DEVOIR, No. 291, is an exceptional issue of that excellent organ of French co-operation. It contains a report of the Familistere of Guise, that

celebrated association of capital and labor which has been in operation many years, and has achieved an extraordinary success. It is, as claimed by the editor, a fair solution of the labor question, which economists should study with care.

A GENERAL CATALOGUE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK,-the departments of art and science,-published in the semi-centennial year of the existence of that institution, will be gratefully received by the graduates and those inter. ested in a most worthy educational establishment. We congratulate the Faculty on the recent donations that have been made by gentlemen who appreciate the value of the University to New York City, and are willing to promote its usefulness.

BEER AND THE BODY: Testimony of Physicians against this Great Evil; from the Toledo Blade. A striking and powerful arraignment of beer, founded upon authoritative data. A valuable pamphlet for the advocate of reform. Price, 5 cents. J. N. Stearns, publishing agent, New York.

ABBREVIATED LONG-HAND. By Wallace Ritchie. Suggestions in Punctuation and Capitalization, especially designed for the use of Type-Writer Operators. Published by the Hall Type-Writer Agency, Chicago.

FROM MUSICAL MEMORIES. By H. R. Haweis, author of "Music and Morals," "American Humorists," etc. 12m0, pp. 283. Price, 25 cents. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, publishers. The refined taste finds pleasure in reading such as Mr. Haweis gives to the world. His sphere, like that of Ruskin, is art; but if anything he is clearer, simpler than the eccentric editor of Fors Clavigera. In this volume he has linked together many sketches from his own life. A musician from a child, he talks about musicians with an earnest familiarity which interests the reader at the start. He talks of old violinists and violins; of Wagner, Mills, Spohr, and Rhode and Joseph; the performance of great compositions; here and there dropping hints of value to the student, critic, and connoisseur.

THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, for May, gives the reader a sketch of Mary Somerville, a wonderful woman in every way, especially for industry, earnestness, perseverance, and determination; the apostle of evolution wields a sharp pen in exposing the "Sins of Legislators"; and other writers discourse on the "Beaver and His Works"; "The Progress of the Working-Classes in the Last Century"; "How Flies Hang On," in which the old sucker theory is exploded; "The Morality of Happiness"; "A Curious Case of Albinism," etc.

BROWNE'S PHONOGRAPHIC MONTHLY. Volume VIII., of 1884, is a somewhat bulky volume, and indicative of considerable progress from the small beginning which was made by its editor and proprietor eight years ago. Like electricity, short

hand writing appears to have a widening future; and it is the evident aim of this publication to keep apace with its development, and if possible exert some influence on the direction of that development.

EVIDENCES OF THE ANTIQUITY OF MAN. By James Herman Whitmore. An essay which, in the space of about twenty-six pages, covers a wide field of research, with the aim to reconcile Biblical statement with scientific result. The author inclines to be of the theory that there were races before Adam,-not low and degraded and brutal, but developed mentally, and possessing a high degree of civilization.

THE CENTURY, for May, gives us glimpses of the Salem of Hawthorne, illustrated by very striking views of the town and harbor, and of Hawthorne's home and belongings; a classical article on "The Metopes of the Parthenon " is worth deliberate reflection; "Recent Architecture in America" shows that many ideas belonging to medieval design have been introduced into our methods of building; "The Bay of Islands" relates to the region of Newfoundland; while "The Women of the Bée-Hive," a sketch of Mormonism, and "Chief Joseph, the Nez Percé," are among the other topics that are noteworthy.

THE CLEW OF THE MAZE, and A SPARE HALFHOUR. By Rev. C. H. Spurgeon. 12mo, pp. 190. Price, 15 cents. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, publishers. Everything that Mr. Spurgeon writes has a practical application in every-day life, and the style and effect of his statements need no special description from us. He handles his topics without gloves; his illustrations are simple and forceful in all respects, and all who can read can understand him ; the matter of learning or culture-"sweetness and His English is Anglolight"-is unnecessary. Saxon in the main, direct and pointed. The first part of the volume is made up of short paragraphs, of sermonic directness. The Spare Half-Hour has a good deal of personal interest in it, and will perhaps be more interesting to the one who takes up the book.

OGILVIE'S POPULAR READING, Number 4, contains four or five stories by popular authors, with a collection of Readings and Recitations. The stories are sentimental, comic, and otherwise. Price, 30 cents. J. S. Ogilvie & Co., New York.

HARPER'S MAGAZINE, for May, winds up the sixty-eighth volume of that venerable periodical. It is artistic and literary to the full high average of its quality. Among the conspicuous subjects that are discussed we should mention the Emperor William of Germany; Dr. Schliemann; The Era of Good Feeling, a political essay; From the Fraser to the Columbia River; The Bank of England; and Transcripts from Nature.

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