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HAY FEVER is a disease from which many people suffer during the most pleasant season of the year, and one which renders their lives miserable.

HAY FEVER makes its presence known by incessant fits of sneezing, followed by a flow of hot transparent mucus from the nostrils, accompanied by a burning sensation and watering eyes. The soothing action of the Carbolic Smoke Ball upon the membrane allays all irritation, gradually arrests the hot flow from the nostrils and eyes, and stops the sneezing and burning sensation.

The Carbolic Smoke Ball will positively cure, and is the only remedy ever discovered which has permanently cured, HAY FEVER, a disease that has hitherto baffled the skill of the most eminent physicians, who have sought in vain to cure or prevent its annual return.

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"For Hay Fever, a new remedy, the Carbolic Smoke Ball, invented by an American physician, is now on trial, and has up till the present lime given far more satisfactory results than any other line of treatment. It acts to a certain extent homeopathically, and produces an attack of sneezing, seeming at first to aggravate all the symptoms. In a tew minutes the attack passes oft entirely, and the sufferer feels a decided improvement.”The Lady's Pictorial.

The Rev. Dr. BULLOCK, Editor of The Fireside, writes :“Those who are troubled with Hay Fever will do well to try the Carbolic Smoke Ball. From practical testimony we can certify that it gives great relief."

"By the use of the Carbolic Smoke Ball Hay Fever and catarrh are undoubtedly relieved. A medical friend, a contributor and subscriber to the Nursing Record, has used them with great success in his practice."—The Nursing Record.

Hay Fever.-All sufferers from this most distressing, complaint should write to the manager of the Carbolic Smoke Ball Company and get particulars of what has proved to be a real remedy, often when everything else bas failed--viz., the Carbolic Smoke Ball.The Fishing Gazette.

" Hitherto Hay Fever has been considered incurable, but a remedy has been invented which cures it for the season and aiso prevents iís annual return; the name of this new remedy is the Carbolic Smoke Ball."--The Court Journal.

" It is a wonderful preventive and cure of that common trouble, cold in the head, which, if used in time, it will cure in a quarter of an hour, and is very effective in the treatment of croup, whoopingcough, catarrh, asthma, bronchitis, throat-deafness, sore throat, Hay Fever, and other complaints caused by taking cold."-Baby.

"The time of year so much dreaded by sufferers from Hay Fever is at hand, and a remedy has made its appearance that will certainly afford relief in the majority of cases. This is the Carbolic Sinoke Ball. It is sanitary, innocent, and efficacious, and may be used with advantage for children as well as adults.”The Lady.

"A valuable remedy, supplied by the Carbolic Smoke Ball Company and prescribed now by many eminent physicians, It is a small ball which contains that valuable disinfectant so powerful in destroying germs dangerous to human life. This is put up in combination with other ingredients that enable the carbolic to penetrate in the not disagreeable form of fine vapour through the nose, throat and lungs. The value of carbolic in checking whooping.cough and asthma has long been known, but it has never been available before in a form so convenient as in the Carbolic Smoke Ball."--Illustrated London News.

Lady MOSTYN says :-" I have derived great benefit from the
Carbolic Smoke Ball, and wish you all the success you deserve."

Lady FEILDEN says :-"I am always glad to recommend the
Carbolic Smoke Ball, as it is inost efficacious."

Lady ERSKINE writes :-". The Carbolic Smoke Ball has given
great satisfaction. I consider it an excellent invention."

Lady CLAYERING writes :-" Please send me another Carbolic
Smoke Ball. The one I had from you last summer has been invalu-

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Miss ADA S. BALLIN, Lecturer to the National Health Society, ceset E20d that other despair of the doctors, Hay Fever, for which no cure Mrs. SEELY, of Nottingham, writes :-" Please send me two Car

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Miss L. LEE, of Alston, writes: "The Smoke Ball received

Miss EMILY FAITHFULL writes :-"My little Nephew benefited
from the Carbolic Smoke Ball, and have recommended it to many

The DEAN OF TUAM writes: -"I have derived decided benefit
JAMES DORRELL, Esq., of Worcester, writes :-"I have suf.

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fered from Hay Fever) for three or four years. I took two inhalations of your Carbolic

Smoke Ball. marvellous. I have scarcely sneezed since.

HAY FEVER Cured in every case.

Cannot speak too highly of its merits."

Cured in 12 hours.


** Tbe Carbolic Smoke Ball has been of great benefit to me.

Gen. GEORGE Y. WATSON, Junior United Service Club, writes:
**fter using the Carbolic Smoke Ball three times a-day for about

Col. W.C. WESTERN, 33, Palace Gardens Terrace, W., writes:
two weeks, my daughter was cured of Hay Fever.
Excellent remedy for Hay Fever and colds."

Col. C. E, MACDONALD, 65, Warwick Road, Earl's Court, S.W.,
Smoke Ball, when suffering from a severe attack of Hay Fever and
asulama, other remedies having failed.”

Major ROWLAND WEBSTER, Sutherland Avenue, W., writes:
- The Carbolic Smoke Ball gave me entire satisiaction last summer,
1 unintentionally got into a field where Hay-making was going on,
Such a thing for the last twenty years without suffering tright ully."

Capt. R. DOUGLAS LANE, Army and Navy Club, writes;-"I
a sure you the Carbolic Smoke Fall has given great satisfaction;

As all the

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itielieved my son at once of Hay Fever.”
Rex. L. J. LEE, Shrewsbury, writes :-"I have found the Car-

I have previously tried."

ARTHUR C. COCKBURN, Esq., of Brondesbury, writes:-
*Having suffered from Hay Fever during six weeks each summer

Cured in 1 to 4 months.
this year by using your Carbolic Sinoke Ball."

FREDERICK MEAD, Esq., Lyric Club, writes :--" I had suffered

Cured in every case.

Diseases mention,


for the last 18 years, all ordinary remedies proving useless, I have
great pleasure in writing to say what complete relief I obtained


Cured in 12 hours.

severely with Hay Fever for several years during the summer months, and was disturbed almost nightly with Hay Asthma, but found immediate relief from the first trial of the Carbolic Sinoke Ball last year, and from that time have never had a single night's

Test interfered with by the Hay Asthma."

G. H. GILL, Esq., Commercial Road, Pimlico, writes :-"1
Smoke Ball."

1. J. BELL, Esq., Junior United Service Club, writes:-"I

Temedy to give me the slightest relief until I tried the Carbolic

bave suffered from Hay Fever for the last ten years until last year,
when I used the Carbolic Smoke Ball with very beneficial results.

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Asthma -CHARLES MOORE, Esq., of Westgate-on-Sea, writes: _ It has afforded immense relief to my wife, who has suffered severely from Brunacced like magie hen I bought the Ball she was

Bronchitis.-Gen. E. T. FASKEN writes:– "It has proved most beneficial to two members of my family."

Catarrh.-Dr. J. RUSSELL HARRIS, M.D., writes :-" I have obstinate cases of dry post-nasal catarrh, which have resisted other treatment, have yielded to your remedy.

Throat Deafness.-J. HARGREAVES, Esq., of Manchester, tites: -"I can hear my watch fick 3 or 4 inches away, which i Lave not done for months.

prescribed and recomiended the Carbolic Smoke Ball. Many

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Will not only Cure HAY FEVER but will also Cure the most Severe Forms of the following ailments :


IN THE HEAD Caution.

Cured in 12 hours. THE CARBOLIC SMOKE BALL CO.



Cured in 12 hours. In the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court, on Jan 29, 1891, Mr. Justice Smith granted an injunction to the Carbolic

CATARRH Smoke Ball Co. restraining J. Foot and the Electrobole Co. from Cured in 3 months. selling an appliance called an “Electrobole," which was shown to be an infringement of the patented rights of the Carbolic

ASTHMA Smoke Ball Co.; and the said J. Foot and the Electrobole Co.

Relieved in 10 were further restrained from issuing circulars or advertisements

minutes. so printed and coloured and got up as to deceive the public into the belief that the appliances called “Electroboles " were the Carbolic Smoke Balls of the plaintiffs.

BRONCHITIS Cured in every case.

As all the Diseases mentioned in this Circular proceed from one cause, they can be Cured by

one remedy, viz., the CARBOLIC SMOKE BALL.

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The cure of any of the diseases mentioned in this Circular, when chronic, may be hastened by the use of SUNILLA. The Carbolic Smoke Ball stops the trouble by attacking the local cause in the head, throat and lungs, allaying the inflammation, checking the flow of diseased matter to the stomach, and restoring the mucous membrane to its normal condition. SUNILLA removes the accumulation of poisonous secretions from the stomach, and by means of its antiseptic properties destroys the disease germs in the entire system, leaving the patient completely cured. SUNILLA is a tonic, composed of finely-ground vegetable roots, and contains no mineral substance. In cases of Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Constipation, Torpid Liver and Jaundice it will be found to be of the greatest efficacy, while as a blood purifier it is unequalled. SUNILLA may be obtained in two forms, viz. :

As a powder, in packets, for mixing in port, sherry, ginger or orange wine, price 2s. 6d., post free.

As a liquid, in bottles, ready for use, price 28. 9d. and 43. 6d., post free to any part of the United Kingdom.

Cured in 12 hours

Cured in 24 hours

SNORING Cured by inbaling

at bedtime.

The CARBOLIC SMOKE BALL will not only cure all diseases caused by taking cold, but will, if used in time, positively ward off colds.

One CARBOLIC SMOKE BALL will last a family several months, making it the cheapest remedy in the world at the price -10s., post free.

The CARBOLIC SMOKE BALL can be refilled, when
empty, at a cost of 5s., post free.

Carbolic smoke Hall Company,

27, Princes Street, Hanover Square, London, W.

CROUP Relieved in 5 minutes WHOOPING

COUGH Relieved the first

application. NEURALGIA Cured in so minutes.

HEADACHE Cured in 10 minutes

Telegraphic Address_“ INHALATION, LONDON."

Briefly let me refer to the land shells so abundant in our lane, and woods, and fields hard by. Not far has one to seek to find a plenitude of helices. Helix aspersa, H. nemoralis, H. hortensis, H. arbustorum, H. virgata, H. ericctorum, H. hispida, H. rupestris, and H. lapicida go far towards sorming the nucleus of a good collection. In moist weather the smooth-barked beeches bristle with Clausilia laminata, and, if less abundant, C. rugosa (C. nigricans) is yet plentiful on the mossy banks and stones. Bulimus obscurus, too, occurs in company with C. laminata, and pupæ abound under fallen logs and stones. Pupa secale, P. umbilicata, P. pygmæa and P. substriata may be collected at all times, whilst a search of damp moss and stones will soon reveal Zonites nitidulus, 2. radiatulus, 2. excavatus, 2. nitidus, 2. crystallinus, and 2. cellarius. Nor will the searcher go unrewarded if he seeks for Balea fragilis, Zua lubrica, and Azeca tridens. Slug collectors would doubtless discover many varieties. I have once turned up in our garden Testacella haliotoidea.

It would be a profitless labour to enumerate a tithe of the plants which flourish in and about our lane. So diversified with hill and dale are these rich

thorns, sycamore, mountain ash, horse chestnut, ash, elm, holly, box, birch, beech and crab. Do not the orchards, too, spread out their treasures to catch the genial sun-rays ? I know no greater delight than, when the pink-tipped apple-blossoms are fully expanded, to wander 'neath their flowery shade, and, meanwhile, drink in with ecstasy the sweet concert of woodland music poured from a hundred tiny throats ; at such moments one feels that every sense is steeped in innocent delight, and sadly out of harmony with nature must be his soul who cannot find refreshment in communion with her in these her happiest moods.

The transition from the overshadowing beech to the humble moss, that garnishes its gnarled roots with beauty, may seem a somewhat sudden one ; far less, however, than might at first appear, for are they not friends, from earliest life associate and interdependent? 'Twere needless to tell how lavishly these humble members of the vegetable kingdom have been spread o'er earth, and twig, and stone, and the mus. cologist will in our lane and woods find an Eldorado.

Nor will the fungologist fare less pleasantly, for a profusion of curious forms spring up on every side. Very brilliantly coloured specimens, too, are some.

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woodlands, that, 'twere remarkable indeed if a wonderful variety could not be found. Not botanist enough am I to say if many great rarities may be discovered, but may yet venture to predict that the diligent collector cannot fail to add many an un. familiar one to his store. The meadow saffron flourishes in our orchard, the lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor) carpets the ground over large areas beneath the trees in the beech wood at the top of our lane, where, also, I have found in abundance the bee orchis (Orphrys apifera), the butterfly orchis (Habenaria bifolia), and a host of others. The moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia), is fairly plentiful in some places, and if, bearing away from our lane, we descend to the lowest parts of the beech and larch woods, we shall quickly find the spurge laurel (Daphne laurcola). A wealth of smaller plants clothe our banks with beauty.

The mistletoe (Viscum album) is very abundant, and is to be found growing upon apple-trees in many an old orchard hereabout. Nor is our floral display confined to the plants beneath our feet, for from the time the hazel hangs out its tasselled catkins, and the yew expands its flowers, until the late lime (Tilia Europaa) perfumes the air with its delicious odour, we have a succession of bloom. Haw- and black

One has a bright scarlet pileus, studded with small golden knobs ; this I take to be the Amanita muscaria of the fungologist. Many another bright-coloured " toadstool” of graceful form have I come across in my autumnal rambles through the woods; though evanescent their beauty, they yet afford the naturalist much more than a moment's joy, nor run in vain iş their short-lived course.

Not yet exhausted are the attractions of our lanenevertheless, no longer are things animate my pleasant theme. Things inert—the veriest shadows of things that were, but are no longer-these must be the subject of my closing remarks—the remains of creatures that once enjoyed their short day of lifethen perished to make room for others, and leave behind a record of times remote, when man-earth's youngest born-was a creature in the far, far distant future.

Could some marvellously facile pen unfold the story of their life, 'twould be a wondrous one indeed, but we must be content to read it in the vestiges which crowd the rocks beneath our feet. Our lane and all the surrounding district is situated upon the formation known as the Upper Oolite, one rich in fossil remains, which may generally be readily extracted from the matrix. Sea urchins and pentacrinites, and univalve from the New Forest. A. morio, L., a common continental species, has been reared from larvæ in the nest of a bee (Anthophora). I have one or two specimens of Anthrax in which spurious veins are present, this apparently being no uncommon thing in

this genus.

and bivalve shells innumerable, may be collected by the geologist, both in the quarries and road mender's stone heaps, trigonias and grypheas being exceedingly common ; rhynchonellas and terebratulas occur abundantly in our garden ; and when, after a heavy summer downpour, the converging water-courses pour their united streams adown our lane, it is converted into a very mountain-torrent, which sweeps all before it, leaving the rock clean swept. From this we may pick many small specimens. The collector will, however, doubtless prefer to gather his finds in the numerous quarries existing in the neighbourhood, nor need he diverge many steps from our lane to obtain the objects of his quest.

Very imperfectly hath my pleasant task been per.. formed. I would that some more facile pen than mine had writ the story. But briefly though it hath been told, 'tis yet enough to show that within the circumscribed limits of our lane is stored materials of abiding interest, and that to record the life-history of its denizens would fully engage each busy moment of a life, e'en though its span should far exceed the allotted threescore years and ten.

Alas! the besom of so-called improvement hath ruthlessly swept away many a sweet refuge from the toils and tumult of the restless world ; the joy of many a humble worshipper at Nature's shrine hath long since been translated into a pleasant memory.

Though threatened, many yet survive-long may they be preserved -and last to disappear, and leave the world less beautiful, I trust may be “ Our Lane."

Bombylius major, L., has a globular black abdomen, densely covered (and the thorax also) with pale yellow pubescence; proboscis very long ; legs long, slender, black; wings clear, with the fore border marked with brown; long 9 mm.

An allied and less common species (B. discolor, Mik.), often mistaken for B. medius, L., which is a non-British species, is rather larger, and has the wings marked with numerous small circular brown spots, and appears in spring, especially on primrose.

European and exotic species of this family are very numerous, and assume large proportions and brilliant colouring.

No less than twenty-seven species, additional to the eight he admits as British, have been introduced as indigenous, according to Mr. Verrall.

B, major, L., Wlk. i. Pl. ii. 14. A. paniscus, Rossi, Mg., Sys. Bes. iii. Pl. xvii. 19 (cingulata).

18. Therevida.



Carnivorous Diptera, frequenting sandy spots; the sexes differing in the colour of the pubescence. Flight swift ; larva living in the earth. Abdomen elongated ; venation well marked; legs rather delicate and easily broken off. Allied to the Asilidæ and Bombylida, with which latter family Walker erroneously included them.

The six authenticated British species are more or less rare, T. fulva, Mg., being perhaps the most common. It is a black fly, with yellow bands across the abdomen, which is clothed with thin yellow pubescence, the dorsum of the thorax being bluishgrey, with two central longitudinal yellow stripes ; wings greyish, tinged with yellow; legs smooth and tawny ; long 9 mm.

T. nobilitata, F., is also not rare.

T. annulata, F., is easily known by its white pubescence-present in both sexes. Meigen records the larva of this species as living in rotten wood.

The genus Thereva is now usually split up into three, distinguished as follows:

Under-side of face naked : Psilocephala, Zett.
Under-side of face hairy.

Fourth posterior cell open: Dialineura, Rond.
Fourth posterior cell closed : Thereva, Latr.

(Continued from p. 105.]

17. Bombylida.
HE typical Bombylide are large bee-like Aies,

with large, globular, very pubescent abdomens, long proboscis, and long, very slender legs; their Aight being very swift, feeding on nectar, and inhabiting dry warm spots in the height of summer.

The larvæ live on plant roots, or are parasitic on Lepidoptera. All the half-score or thereabouts of British species are more or less uncommon. transformation of several species have been chronicled by Reaumur and Schaffer. Proboscis long; antennæ contiguous at base.

First antennal joint long : Bombylius, L.

First antennal joint short: Phthiria, Mg. Proboscis short; antenna at base remote: Anthrax, Scop. Anthrax paniscus, Rossi, has somewhat oblongated black abdomen, covered with dense yellow pubescence, as is also the thorax ; the wings being pale grey, the legs black, the proboscis rather short (for this family). The species basks in the sunshine ; long 12 mm. A. fenestrata, Fln., comes




19. Scenopinida. Three species of this small, natural group (only one genus being European), are British: the venation is peculiar, somewhat resembling that of the acalypterate Muscidæ ; sluggish flies.

Scenopinus fenestralis, L., is not rare, occurring in houses, hotbeds, greenhouses, and on willows, the

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