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"We have seen and tested the Audiphone, to which we feel under obligations because alone of the magical and blessed boon it has proved to several loved personal friends. In some cases the relief has been instantaneous, magical, and, to the patients, overwhelming. We have seen friends burst into glad tears and sink quietly to the floor under the glad stroke of gratitude and joy.”—N. W. C. Advocate (from the Editor, Dr. Edwards). "Each note of the musician and each tone of the singer come as clearly and distinctly as they did before my sense of hearing was impaired."-Hon. Joseph Medill, Editor Chicago Tribune.

"A man deafer than Edison has shown, by the Audiphone, that people born deaf or made deaf by disease, can actually be made to hear to a greater or less extent."-Detroit Free Press. Nov. 25, 1879.

"It is valuable, and will materially help in the education of children like those at the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, and will doubtless prove an effective aid to the many people of impaired hearing. Its discovery therefore is a cause for congratulation, and its attractive appearance and convenience for use, so different from the old-fashioned ear trumpet, will serve to bring it largely into use."-Hartford (Conn.) Courant.

"Deaf mutes were able to hear the music of the piano when at a considerable distance from the instrument."-N. Y. Observer's Report of Private Exhibition.

"This wonderful invention promises to be one of great value.”—Illustrated N. Y. Christian Weekly.

"Mr. Rhodes has shown that people born deaf, or made deaf by disease, can actually be made to hear."-New York World.

"Tests were satisfactorily applied to several members of a class of deaf mutes who were present, and the pleasure at hearing sound evinced by one young girl was most interesting and touching. A new organ, or a new use for an organ, is discovered, if not created." -From Jenny June's Letter in Baltimore American. Dec. 1, 1879.

"Mr. James Samuelson exhibited, in the Lecture Hall of the Free Library, Liverpool, England, an instrument designed as an aid to the deaf-the Audiphone -which he met with during his late visit to America. The general result appeared to be that, provided the auditory nerve itself was in a healthy condition, the Audiphone was of great assistance to deaf persons."-Liverpool Daily Post. Dec. 2, 1879.

"No spectacles will give a blind man sight, but the new instrument does give a deaf man hearing."-The Interior. Sept. 8, 1879.

"We have seen persons hear sound in this way (with Audiphone) who never knew what sound was."-Advance.

"Catharine Lewis, a young lady, also an inmate of the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb at Philadelphia, ordinarily was able to hear a very loud voice. With the Audiphone she could hear and repeat words uttered in a conversational key."-Philadelphia Record's Report of Exhibition in Philadelphia. Dec. 9, 1879.

"Not a few of the interested auditors were enabled to follow the proceedings by means of Audiphones, and all such cheerfully added their testimony to the great amelioration of what was, in some cases, almost total deafness of many years' standing."-Philadelphia Times' Report of Philadelphian Exhibition. Dec. 9, 1879.

"At last the deaf are made to hear. Failing to hear through the front door of the ear the Audiphone carries it to the back."-Concord (N. H.) Daily Monitor. November 25, 1879.

"The deaf-mutes were enabled to distinguish the difference between sounds, and enjoyed the singing of one of the ladies."-New York Tribune's Report of Exhibition. Nov. 22, 1879.

"The mutes tested the Audiphone. A young man who had been deaf from infancy heard words spoken in the tone of ordinary conversation."-New York Sun's Report of Exhibition. Nov. 22, 1879.

"In this invention Mr. Rhodes has proved himself a benefactor."—The Standard. Sept. 25, 1879.

"A very valuable Invention."-Evening (Milwaukee) Wisconsin, Editor, J. F. Cramer. Oct. 1, 1879.

"The fact of hearing through the medium of the teeth has long been known, but it has remained for the inventor of the Audiphone to utilize this fact for the benefit of the afflicted."-New York Star. Nov. 22, 1879.

"A class of deaf-mutes from the Washington Heights Asylum were present, and the tests with them were quite satisfactory. Some heard the notes of the piano for the first time."-New York Evangelist's Report of New York Exhibition. Nov. 27, 1879.

"Seems to discount any of the instruments invented by Edison to aid the hearing."New Orleans Times. Nov. 27, 1879.

"The invention will have practical value."-New York Herald.

"It is all the inventor claims it to be."

Evansville (Ind.) Journal. Nov. 30, 1879.

"The Trial was an eminent success."-Boston Traveler. Dec. 2, 1879.

"It has been tested with remarkable results in the Indiana Institute for the Deaf."Dr. Foote's Health Monthly. December, 1879.

"The Audiphone, for the deaf, is likely to supersede the ear trumpet altogether; is not at all objectionable to carry or to use, and enables thousands who never heard a sound in their lives to distinguish letters, words and music for the first time."-Church Union. November 29, 1879.

"Immense value for the deaf."-The Faderneslandet. Sept., 1879.

"The deaf, who had only heard conversation by its being shouted in a very loud tone or by the use of the ear trumpet, found that they could hear conversation in the ordinary tone with considerable ease."-Providence (R. I.) Journal Report of Experiments in Providence, R. I.

"Has proved a signal success."-Albany (N. Y.) Press.

"Would be easily mistaken for a fan."-Democrat and Chronicle.

"In many cases of deafness, where the auditory nerve is impaired, the Audiphone can be of no avail; but where, as is often the case, the defect is only in those parts of the ear by which vibrations are conveyed to the nerve from without, this invention will prove a great boon."-Washington (D C.) Post. Oct. 27, 1879.

"Will practically restore to speech and hearing a large class of afflicted persons."Toronto (Canada) Mail. Dec. 5, 1879.

"Great benefit to those partially deaf."-Providence (R. I.) Journal. Nov 6, 1879. "Earlier reports are fully borne out by later experiments."-Denver Times. December 6, 1879.

"Mr Rhodes was warmly congratulated by the company, and Mr. Peter Cooper spoke of his invention as a blessing and a godsend to the afflicted."-Correspondent's Report of New York Exhibition, in Chicago Inter-Ocean. Nov. 29.

"A new and ingenious device by which the deaf are enabled to hear through the medium of the teeth."-New York Graphic. Nov. 21, 1879.

"One of the wonders of this day of telephones, phonographs and the like, is the Audiphone, invented by Richard S. Rhodes, of Chicago, which enables deaf people to hear with their teeth. People who have once heard, but have grown deaf, and thus know the meaning of sounds and can talk themselves, p actically have perfect hearing restored by the use of the Audiphone.”—Springfield Republican.

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Had it in our possession not more than two minutes before we were satisfied that it was at least all that we anticipated, but have since found it to be much superior to anticipations. Besides, we find it to improve by use, also to improve our natural hearing, which is remarkable."-Editor Germantown Telegraph, Philadelphia, Nov. 26, 1879.

"With a little practice the sounds thus received are interpreted the same as if they reached the nerves of hearing through the ear. '-Scientific American.

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8vo., 178 pages,

This book contains the many interesting incidents, and all the essential facts, connected with the life of the great inventor, together with a full explanation of his principal inventions, including the phonograph, telephone, and electric light, which are explained by the aid of diagrams.-Preface.

A very readable book.-The Standard.

Full of valuable instruction.-The Inter-Ocean.

Authentic information that relates to the man and his work.-Chicago Evening Journal.

Price, in Cloth, fine, 75 cents.

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LINCOLN'S STORIES. 8vo., 192 pages. Illustrated. Edited by J. B. McClure.

J. B. McClure, who has become the most successful compiler of idle hour books in this country, has made another hit with a large collection of "Lincoln's Stories." Mr. McClure sells his books by the ten thousand. His compilations have decided merit. They are always of a pure, moral, and religious tone, and they hit the popular fancy.The Interior.

Price, in Cloth, fine, 75 cents. Paper Covers, 35 cents.

MISTAKES OF INGERSOLL (No. 1), as shown by Prof. Swing, W. H. Ryder, D.D., Brooke Herford, D.D., J. Monro Gibson, D.D., Rabbi Wise, and Others; including also Mr. Ingersoll's Lecture, entitled, "THE MISTAKES OF MOSES." 8vo., 128 pages. Illustrated. Edited by J. B. McClure.

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MISTAKES OF INGERSOLL (No. 2), as shown by Rev. W. F. Crafts, Chaplain C. C. McCabe, D.D., Arthur Swazey, D.D., Robert Collyer, D.D., Fred. Perry Powers, and Others; including also Mr. Ingersoll's Lecture, entitled "SKULLS," and his REPLIES to Prof. Swing, Dr. Ryder, Dr. Herford, Dr. Thomas, Dr. Collyer, and other Critics; Ingersoll's Funeral Oration at his brother's grave, together with Henry Ward Beecher's and Hon. Isaac N. Arnold's comments on the same. 8vo., 150 pages. Illustrated. Edited by J. B. MCCLURE.

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MISTAKES OF INGERSOLL and INGERSOLL'S ANSWERS. 8vo., 278 pages. Illustrated. Edited by J. B. MCCLURE. (This volume includes the full contents of Nos. 1 and 2— two volumes in one.)

The collection is timely and creditable, and its fairness in presenting both the text and comments is commendable.-Chicago Evening Journal.

An interesting book; it is not often that a public character like this famous lecturer is subjected to criticism, which is at once so fair and so acute, so civil in manner, and yet so just, as in these instances.-Advance.

Price, in Cloth, fine, $1.00.

ENTERTAINING ANECDOTES. 8vo., 256 pages. Illustrated. Edited by J. B. McCLURE. This volume includes Anecdotes of Noted Persons, Amusing Stories, Animal Stories, Love Stories, Falling Leaves, etc., from every available source.

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MOODY'S CHILD STORIES; or, STORIES OF CHILDREN. 8vo., 150 pages. Handsomely Illustrated. Edited by J. B. MCCLURE.

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MOODY'S ANECDOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS. 8vo., 200 pages. Illustrated. Comprising all of Mr. Moody's Anecdotes and Iliustrations used by him in his revival work in Europe and America, including his recent work in Boston; also, Engravings of Messrs. Moody, Sankey, Whittle, and Bliss, Moody's Church, Chicago Tabernacle, Farwell Hall, etc..

A handsome and handy volume which many will prize. -New York Evangelist. It is a good insight into the workings and teachings of the great Evangelist.-Neu Orleans Daily Democrat.

A book of Anecdotes which have thrilled hundreds of thousands.-Presbyterian Banner.

Excellent reading.-Standard.

An attractive volume.-Chicago Evening Journal.

Contains the pith of Moody's theology, methods, and eloquence.-Interior.

The book has been compiled by Rev. J. B. McClure, whose scholarship and journalistic experience perfectly fit him to do the work discriminatingly and well.-N. W. Christian Advocate (Methodist).

Price, in Cloth, fine, 75 cents. Paper Covers, 35 cents.

STORIES AND SKETCHES OF GEN. GRANT, At Home and Abroad, in Peace and in War, including his trip around the world, and all the interesting anecdotes, incidents and events of his life. 8vo., 216 pages. Handsomely illustrated. Edited by J. B. McClure.

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