BACH & ABEL'S COLUMN. A baykward spring has somewhit relarded trado witb us, though nothing like aa muoh as could reasonably be expected. Our spring stock ia complete in every department, and is the largest stock cxposed for retail in this city orany other city in this part of the State. Strangers are invited to visit the store, though their only errand be to see. Having reccently announced novelties in black dress gooda to the exclusión of' staples, let us remark that in all the leading stapL' fibrics in Uashnieres, ïamise, Camei'sllair, Grenadine and Nun's Veilings we have been aüd are to-day exceedingly ftrong in all of our lines and justly confident in our prices. Our silk Warp Ilemietta at $1.50 "is a rare bargain." Combination suits are "en regie." The patterns piled on the counter in the southe stern part of the store you can multiply by about four, to et at the variety. Here are modest plaids and stripes, gray mix tures, melange effect-., etc., etc.. prices $1.25, $1.35 and $1.75. You are quite sati-fied that "homemade underwear" is an unwise investment of' time and toil. Oan't be otherwise, if you have turned over carefully the masses of delicate drapery and tried tha tucks and trimmings, to see if we have really been suejessful imitators of' your home-made woik. If we have, it won't take long to figure the difference in cost, if your own time is not cheaper than factory wages. Ladies' skirts at $1.40, $2.00, $3.00 and $4.00 are wortby of inspection. Tho parasol season has opened with a rush. It finds us prepared with everything desirable in coaching, Liee Trimed, ('arriage, &o., &c. Lonk at our black brocades at $7.00 and $10.00, our colored brocades at $15.00. Jerseys are still the popular thing, we have twenty styles for ladies. Some are plain as plain can be, and others are braided and beaded until they spaikle and dazzle. Prices begin at $2 00 and end at $20 00. Splendid presenta they are for the girls, and not much bother to secure the proper fit. A recent purchase enables us to make an exceptional offering in Women's Ilosiery. To quote prices hard'y seems useful, it tells so little, for insiance, for us to say we have ladies' hose full regular made solid colora, the reader would naturally eay, why, every store have such, but the f act remains, that no house butours has Schopper's solid colors, unbleaehed heel and toe full regular made with French feet at 30jts, it u a quality ] universally sold at 40 and 50cts. The motto in this department is quality first, always quality. Prices aHj usted on that basis. "We incline to the opinión that ] most people follow the crowd, but who starts the ernw ? HA(UÏ& ARKI,. ihc a;]rti:is a very pieasant ieaiuic of bieycling ai a sport. The club have ridden fron their headquarters in the city, to a euburban vil lage nomo twenty miles away, where they nwait the arrivíil of the racing members who wcro to tart just thirty minutes latcr. Five minutes more and the two forcmoit of the racing men - Fri, on bis " Harvard," and Yonson on bis " Yale," appear in ight. The pace is tremendous: tbe men are neck and neck, and Dodges, the captain of the club, whom you observe ia leaning on his " Shadow M ight roadster, in the foreground, doclarcs the race a tie. " Where aro the other men ? " he askg. ' Oh, bchind, somewhere," is the reply. 'Are there any 'Harvard'1 or 'laleVor 1 Shadow'a ' amoug them? " " Not one." " Ah ! that account for H," sy the Captain. American bicyclers as a body will realize the force of tbe captain's last remark, but the thouitandn of new riders vhich the coming year wlll produce, should cach ow of them realize that the only true econoroy in choosing a bicycle is to be content witu nothmg less tban the very best that money will procure. Kach should find out all be can about blcyclcs before making his choice, and in order to assist enquirers in their flearch for information, we will,'on receipt of a a three-cent stamp, send to any address, a copy of our largo illustrated catalogue by return mail. THE CUNNINGHAM COMPANY, The Pioneer Bicycle House of America. - [Jistabllshcd 1877.] Importln ; llanufactur's of Bicyclcs & TrlcrclMt Oud I'bulom s' Hall, BobTOX, Mist, CHARLES W. WAGNEB, Agent, 21 South Main St., Ann Aior, Midi. ADVERTISING CHEATS ! S ! " It lias becorae so coinnion to write the beginning of au article, iu an elegant, interesting manner, "Then run it into soinc advertisement tbat we avoid all such, "And simply cali attention to the merlts of Hop Bitters In as plaln, honest terms as possible, ''To induce people " To give tliem one trial, which so proves their value tliat they will oever use anythinjr else." "The Remedy so favorably noticed in all the papers, " Religious and secular, is " Having a large sale, and is supplanting all other medicines. " There is no denying the virtues of the Hop plant, and the proprietors of Hop Bitters have ghown great shrewdness "And ability "In compounding a medicine w lióse virtues are so palpable to every one's observation. Did She Die I " No ! " She Hngered and suffered ;ilong,piiiing ttway all the time for years," "The doctor doing her no good;" "And at last was cured by Ihis Hop Bitters the papers say so inucli about." "Indeed! Indeed!" " How thankful we should be for that medicine." A Dauglrter's Misery. "Eleven years our daughter suffered on a bed of misery, '¦F rom a complication of kidney, liyer, rhoumatic trouble and Nervous debility, Under the care of the best physicians, " Wlio gave her disease various names, " But no relief, "And now she is restored to us in good health by as simple i remedy as Hop Bitters, that we had sbunned for years before using f- The Parents. Falher is Uettiug Well. "My daughterssiiy: " How mnch better father is since he iised Hop Bitters." "He :s getting well after hls long suflerlng from a dlsease declared Incurable'' "And we are so glad that he used your Bitters." A Lady of Utica. N. Y. "Buchupaiba." Quick, complete, cures all annoying Fvidney, Bladder and Urinary Diseases. $1. Druggist. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally. It acts directly upon the blood and the rauconi surfaces of the system. Price 75c. For sale by Eberbach & Son. $100 Keward. Is offfied for any case of Catarrh that can't be cured with Hall's Cataiih Cure. Taken intenially. Price 75 cents. Sold by Eberbach & Son. If Catarrh has destroyed your sense of smell and hearing, Hall's Catarrh Cure will cure you. 75 cents per bottle. Sold by Eberbach & Son.