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COUNTRY LIFE AND WORK,
MY MTTLE BOY A2*D I
The glen was strewn with loveliest tint*
Bright shone a cloudless sky
When nntting by the stream we went,
My little boy and I.
The lofty trees their branches tossed,
The waterfall hard by
A joyous music to us sang,
My laughing boy and I.
Bat, Hark I A rnstling in the leaves
Wo tim'rus turned to fly
Bat laughed our honest dog to see,
My merry boy and I.
llow wise was he? How simple I?
In failing to descry,
The nuts at hand yet onward ran,
My gentle boy and I.
How danced his Dlue eyes, when to find
Much store as he I'd try
What comrades we I and how we laughed
My genial boy and I.
Oh I Nature, in thy gentlest mood,
When autumn days flit by
How glorious shone thy smile upor.
My darling boy and I.
Earth's crushing cares were all forgot.
A child again was I
When nutt.ng by the stream we went,
My happy boy and I.
MRS. O. P. ELDBED, Princeton Ky.
DEAR MOTHER'S GROWING OLD.
A queer sensation 'tis to me
So queer it can't be told
And realJy feel that it may be:
"Dear mother's growing old.
These words to me from sister came.
In writing round and bold
A world of ideas do they frame
"Dear mother's growing old.''
I seem to see her old ann-ehair,
And 'cross the floor 'tis rolled
And picture her as sitting there
"Dear mother's growing old."
The hair that once shone o'er her brow
With hue of beaten gold
Is j'ottmg white as driven snow
"Dear mother's growing old.''
Her eyes they tell of weary days
And lines of care have hold
Thry say to ine zn many ays
"Dear mother's growing old."
Hor feeble strength and wavering nand
Can scarce her work unfold
And as she braids sht, skips a strand
"Dear mother's growing old."
I'm far frcm her on foreign sea,
\rd by its blue waves lolled,
Those words indeed are sad to me
"Dearmother's growing old."
'JKEES WITH CORN IN THE AVEST.
Some of the iinest groves of green
a^h, box elder, soft maple, black wild
cherry, hone} locust, coffee nut, etc.,
iii the West have been started with
comparatively little labor or expense
in this vva As an example of the pos
sible, a liicud in Dakota started a ten
nere gry of a and box: elders four
ears ago, as follows: The seeds were
kept in the usual way, under cover of
"omf straw on a haid walk during
the Winter At the time for early
toin.plantmg the ground was marked
out one way four feet apart, with
aows running North and teouth, and
two hands started out to plant it, one
ith the sack ot Yankee corn, the other
with the forest tree seeds.
he corn was planted in the rows
three tect apart, and from three to five
seeds of the a&h, or box elder, were
planted on the Noitk side of the corn
lull-, about ei\ inches distant. As the
(ulthating was all one way the hills
weie kept clear of weedb by hoeing
while the plants weie starting. And
later the culture was with two horse
ultivator, as is usual in the corn-fields
at the West. During the Winter the
corn-stalks were leit on the ground to
hold the snow and protect the young
seedlings from the direct rays of the
sun to some extent. In the Spring the
stiongest plant was leit in each hill,
ind the others pulled up for setting
,h jacant places, or to give away. The
aext season the culture was with two*
Lotse cultivator, over shallow, so
UJ not to disturb the side roots. The
thud season the culture was kept up
uithlaige, thiee-shoveled cultivator,
-old by a Molino company. Some
weeds grew after this between the rows,
but not enough to interfere with the
growth of the plants.
Tln^ plm will apply to most tree
seeds itii such modifications in time
of planting as should occur to all who
have given tree seeds any thought or
care. As instances, ash, box elder,
walnut, b-ittcrnut. oak, heney locust
and black wild cherry seeds should be
put in as early as it will do to plant
Yankee coin, which, with prime seed,
an be done most ears in April. On
the other hand, the seed of Cotalpa
should bo held for late corn planting,
as when put in early they are sure to
tot We will add that ease and cheap
ne^ in grove-starting iiom seed is not
lite only gain. The forest tree stand
ing where it first sent down its tap
1 oot from the =eed will endure Summer
drouth and Winter's cold that may
-jvrmancntly weaken, if not kill, the
uw-planted tree. This is especially
tiw on the Western and Northwestern
prairies, on account of our liability to
long continued aridity of air and soil
at the very time when the transplanted
tree has its roots too near the surface.
~-Professor Budd in Prairie Farmer.
Proiessor E. G. Morrow of the Ill
inois University reports his examination
ot a large field of wheat near Clinton,
111 which had been carefully drilled in
well piepared fertile prairie soil. At
lust glance it was seen that much of the
wheat was dead. A little closer obser
vat ion showed that the injury was
.mainly confined to the alternate drill
lows, except that two rows in good
ontUtion were found at distances equal
to the width of the drill. Near the
somewhat neglected hedge all the wheat
was in fairly good condition. Inquiry
the owner led to the information
that the drill tubes were in two ranks,
(josser examination showed that the
nPured had been planted by tie
lirst rank of drill tubes, and that the
i arth thrown & the sides by the second
row of drill tubes C* hoes had filled the
hollows left by the forward tubes. The
dull wheel had run over the outer drill
tow as the drill recrossed the field.
One suggestion as the cause of injury
was that the seed had been too deeply
overed, but the fact that little or no
injury was noticed near the hedge
seemed to make this unsatisfactory.
The only plausible explanation offered
was that the depressions left by the
alternate drill tubes had been filled with
i,now or ice at a time when freezing
i nd thawing had killed much of the
%/heat in the rows which had been filled
the level of the general surface.
It seemed a strong argument in favor
yi the benefit of, dialing wheat and of
having the drill tubes in^ one line, so
that the action of one may not fill the
depression made by another.^
CONDITIONS FOR GROWING GOOD CORN.
Warmth, both of soil and air, is the
necessary requisite for successful corn
growing. This cereal is better adapted
to overhot American Summers than to
any other part of the world. Whatever
helps to make the soil warm is helpful
to corn, and the fermentation of rich
manure, or of a clover sod, both owe a
part of their benefit to this crop to the
warmth which they nrnish. The more
light and loose the soil can be left for
planting corn the better for its early
growth. Thus on heavy land the roller
should not be used in preparing for
corn, as it leaves the soil too closely
compacted. Only the seed needs to be
closely pressed against the soil, and this
maybe accomplished by treading on each
hill after planting. If the seed-bed is
in fine tilth and tolerably moist even this
will not be necessary. The swelling of
the grain in growing packs the soil
closely around it, besides furnishing
more or less armth. To make a wai
seed-bed the ground for corn should ue
plowed rather shallow and, if a sod,
with a jointer, which is the name for a
small plow attached to the large one,
going before it and cutting a narrow
furrow of sod and doubling it over on
itself. The plowing after the jointer
should be barely deep enough to furnish
a little loose soil to make good planting.
FORCING EARLY POTATOES.
The earliest kind of potatoes are
especially precocious in sprouting, and
it is impossible to keep them in warm
dark cellars without having them push
those long white shoots, which have to
be broken off and by so much diminish
the vitality of the seed. To this fact is
partly due the decreased yield of early
varieties as compared with late ones and
their greater tendency to run out. All
potatoes intended for seed should be
brought from the cellar as soon as dan
ger of frost is past. The early varieties
for first planting may be cut and placed
in a dry, light room, spreading thinly
on earth and in contact with it. Have
the pieces of good size, but gouge out
all the eyes excepting one or two.
These in two or three weeks will be large,
green and stocky, ready as soon as
panted to push into growth, while
roots will begin to form at their base.
In planting these cut potatoes press the
eyes firmly into the soil, covering the
top rather loosely. By the time the
sprout has turned up to the light the
root will have fiim hold of the soil. In
this way two or more weeks may be
gained earlmess as compared with
the sartte variety of potatoes treated in
usual way, and the yield will also in
EXHAUSTION OF OATS.
The fact that barley is a heavier
grain than oats and with equal chance
will produce more pounds per acre is,
by some, thought sufficient reason why
it should be equally exhaustive, at least.
But experience of farmers attests the
contrary. The broader leaves of the
bailey plant not only enable barley to use
more carbon from the air, but there is
also greater proportion of carbon
(starch) in its composition. JSTot even
wheat is richer than oats in proportion,
and to make this, nitrogen must be taken
from the land. It is in search of this
nitrogen that the roots of the oat plant
range far and wide, while those of the
barley plant aie comparative restricted.
Ability to buy and sell to good ad
vantagethat is, business tactis
quite as essential to success in farming
as ability to raise good crops.
A good mulch upon raspberries and
blackberries standing on light, open
soil, will tend to hold the moisture at
fruiting time, when it is most needed.
There was a decrease of the sheep
census in Tennessee last year of 146,-
000 head, a loss which the commissioner
of agriculture charges upon "the worth
less curs of the state."
Grapes are best on high gravelly
soil, but some nitrogenus manure should
then be used to encourage vine growth
early in the season. Late growth of
wood is liable to Winter kill.
When cleaning oats for seed a cor
respondent of the Cultivator fans with
a strong current so as to blow over all
the lightweight oats and retain only
the heaviest grains. In this way he
has kept his grain from deteriora
Look for parasites when your young
chicks or turkeys begin till at once to
droop. They are probably troubled
with lice. A slight application of lard
and carbolic acidno more than five
drops of acid in a tabltspoonful of lard
touching the neck, head and vent,
will probably rout the enemy. But, of
course, the coops and mothers must be
In 2000 quarts of milk soldor 4300
pounds22 pounds of nitrogen, 11
pounds of potash and 6 pounds of phos
phoric acid are removed from the farm.
But the cow that produces this amount
ft? milk returns nearly as much plant
food to the farm in the shape of manure
if it is properly saved. So that in re
ality milk farming is by no means as
exhaustive as some farmers believe.
In some European cow-feeding ex
periments it was found that 22 per cent
of the nitrogen consumed was assimil
ated in milk and flesh, 52.75 per cent
was found in the manure and 25.25 was
lost. In a flock of sheep 25.70 per
cent of the nitrogen was converted into
flesh, 16.72 per cent was found in the
manure and 55.58 per cent was lost,
considerable escaping as carbonate of
Dissolve half a dram of nitrite of lead
in a pint of boiling water, then dissolve
two drams of common salt in eight or ten
quarts of water when both are thorough
ly dissolved pour the mixtures together,
and when the sediment has settled you
have a pail of clear fluid, which is the
saturated solution of the chloride of
lead. A cloth saturated with the liquid
and hung up in a room will at once
sweeten a fetid atmosphere. Poured
down a sink, water-closet or drain, or
on any decaying or offensive object it
will produce the same result. The
nitrite of lead is very cheap, and a
pound of it would make several barrels
of the disinfectant.^*^$$"-
An occasional sousing with lime-water
will benefit sinkfi and'drain-pipes.
iwmtmwpwvt ii mnuiiji iiiiiiiipiiyli
A Nice Quiet Family Game.
A veteran married man living on the
East side says that cards came within
an ace of ruining his domestic happi
ness. Contrary to the orthodox method
of ruination in this particular line of
vice he did notfrequentgambling-rooms,
clubs, or saloons to find the broad path,
but stmsbled into it right in his own
house. He had taught his wife to play
poker two or three winters ago, and
freduently since then they had friendly
little sessions, using buttons for chips.
The other night, though, he brought
home a box of the genuine, nice stacks
of whites, reds, and blues.
"Now," he said, "I'll just show you
how poker is played among the boys.
I never could take any interest in" it
with them cussed buttons, but this
seems natural. We'll call it a dollar
limit whites a nickel, reds a quarter,
blues 50 cents, and take $5 worth each.
Now, if you break me I'll buy you that
The game proceeded without any ma
terial change in the size of the piles for
nearly an hour, when Mr. Brown had
three tens pat. Mrs. B. took three
cardspair of bullets all the time
caught the third, and beat him out of
$3. This was all right, except that
Brown remarked that he had never in
his life seen a poor player that didn't
have all the luck. Finally he lost the
"Gimme 'nother five, and if I don't
knock you out in fifteen minutes by
that clock I'll never turn another card,"
Mrs. B. didn't answer that is, she
didn't say anything, but her look said:
"That's all right." The luck seemed to
go Brr tvn's way this time, and he
pulled in quite a few chips. Mrs.
Brown was dealing, a third party
Brown's brotherwas a looker on at
this period, and, of course, it was
"I'll come in," said Mrs. B.
"Oh, of course you will," said Brown.
"Well, then, put up another dollar and
yon won't have so many chips."
"I'll raise you a dollar, James," said
"You will, will you? Dollar better'n
Mrs. Brown just came in and drew
two cards. Brown thought he'd keep
his, and when his wife chipped with
out looking he promptly raised the
limit. After carefully looking them
over the lady thought she'd raise it
another dollar. This made Brown
fairly bound off the chair, but he had
to call, only to have a flush beaten by a
full. He quit there, and when his wife
I don't see anything funny about it
ail. Anybody could, play with the
cards you get. If I had them, jou
would have been broke two houis ago."
Fun For the Boys.
About two weeks ago a nephew of
Judge Va Brunt, accompanied by
four friends, entered a well-known New
York restaurant late at night and
stirred up a qurrel with a party
of which Mr. Maurice Barry
more was a member. Young Mr.
Van Brunt, who takes pride in bsing
called a blood," and who is an ama
teur pugilist of no mean quality, suc
ceeded in securing what all the party
were hunting for. In other words, he
managed to draw Mr. Barrymorenot
knowing that that gentleman for three
yaars held the queen's cup for the mid
dle-weight champanionship of England
into a controversy which ended in
the satisfactory and extremely com
plete demolishment of that branch of
the Van brunt family. None of the
Van Brunt friends interfered, and A
Barrj moie's intimates who were with
him, stood around and barred out any
thing in the way of COL tact with the
pugilists. When Mr. Van. Brunt was
completely, beautifumlly, and satisfac
torily licked, he got up and owned it
like a man, though the getting up was
somewhat uncertain, and the party
passed the rest of the night in applying
beefsteaks to his eye, and in reciting
the heartfelt and at this time appropri
ate legend called "For He Is a Jolly
Goo 1 Fellow." A large crowd of on
lookers who had enjoyed many exper
iences of New York life, declared that
so fair and uninterupted an encounter
of the fistic kind has never before been
seen upon the streets of the metropolis.
The fact of non-interuption was
possibly to some extent traceable to the
presence of both policemen of that beat
inside the course where the little set-to
took place.Boston Herald.
A Keinarkable Witness.
Franklin.Pa. .letter.Some weeks ago
a young woman named Scott, who was
soon to become a mother', appeared be
fore a Mercer County Justice of the
Peace and swore out a warrant for the
arrest of a young man named William
Bloodgood, on a charge of asaault and
battery. Bloodgood was arrested.
The young woman swore at
the hearing -that two weeks
previous Bloodgood had come to her
house, and, as she objected to his re
maining, he had choked her nearly to
insensibility, and twisted her left wrist,
almost dislocating it. She said the
marks of his fingers and thumb were
visablo on her throat for several days,
and her wrist had remained crooked
for some time. She had no witnesses
to substantiate her statements or prove
the assault. Bloodgood admitted hav
ing been present at the gM 's house at
the time of the alleged assault, but de
nied that any had been made. was
held, however, to await his trial at
Few believed that the girl had been
assaulted, and Bloodgood's discharge
was expected by his friends as soon as
court met. The case was called at the
last term of the Mercer Court. The
complainant appeared, carrying her 3-
weeks old baby. He lawyer put her
on the stand, and she swore that Blood
good had assaulted her, and stated, and
that she was the mother of the baby in
her arms. A physician corroborated
the fact of that relationship. The law
yer then told the court that, as the
defense would ask for acquittal on the
ground that there was no evidence of
any assault having been oommitted, he
offered ag evidence corroborative of the
plaintiff testimony the baby she bad in
her arms. The pr-osecuting lawyer took
the infant to the jury, and, uncovering
its throat, revealed to them the distinct
marks of four fingers on one side of it,
aEd tfee plain mrmistakeable impression
of a thumb on the other. After these
remarkable birth marks has been exam
ined by the jury the lawyer uncovered
the baby's left wrist. I was twisted
out of shape and swollen, as if it had
been suddenly wrenched. These marks
corresponded exactly with the injuries
the ehdd's mother swore she bad receiv
ed at the hands of the prisoner, Blood
good, more than a month before it was
born. The prisoner was convicted.
Tne Sherman-Logan Dispute.
It is said by those aquainted with the
facts that, had it not been for General
Sheoman's own action, no documents
unfavorably affecting him would appear
in the forthcoming volume from Gener
al Logan's pen, entitled "The Volun
teer Soldier of America." Logan, al
though believing himself most unjustly
treated by Sherman, had steadily refus
ed to givo publicity to any personal
letters which might place Sherman in
an embarassing position but after
Logan's death, Sherman, appeared in
print with much effusiveness, and caus
ed to be published certain private cor
rsepondence between the two, whereby a
political secret, sacredly guarded by
Logan since the days of Lincoln, was
made public in precisely the same
garbled form of which Sherman makes
mention in a recent card to the New
York Herald. The letters in which the
niartyredLincoln was arraigned, were, it
isalleged.furnishedtheNew York Trib
une as published on the 28th of Decem
ber, 1886, with Sherman's knowledge
The forthcoming volume from the pen
of Logan, entitled the "Volunteer
Soldier of America," will contain not
only letters of General Sherman rela
ting to the flagrant act of injustice perpe
trated upon Logan after the death of
Mcpherson, but also a letter from
General Joe Hooker showing the part
he, as a West Point officer, enacted un
der dissappointed ambition and also
containing his estimate of the military
character of Logan. The memoir of
which accompanies the volume will
make public for the first [time an inci
dent demonstrating the incompetency of
General Halleck, and fixing upon him
the failure to capture the whole rebel
force at Corinth. The volume makes
no attack upon West Point officers sim
ply because of their graduation from a
military school. The very highest trib
utes are paid to Grant, Sherman Han
cock and other West Pointers, including
a recognition of the merits of General
Sherman. In fact, all meritorious
West Pointers receive a meed of praise
those only that proved their unworthi
ness during the crisis of the late rebell
ion are severly handled by the volun
teer officerthe author of the book.
The letters and documents giving an
inside history of events at Atlanta have
never bpen published before, and their
publication in the coming volume has
been assented to only because of suffi
cient warrant therefor arising after
Logan's death. The book is a masteily
study and exposition of our present
military system, showing its defects
and pointing out the remedy for its
evils. It is a book of much research,
combining instruction with amusement,
and will become a standard contribu
tion to the literature of our country.
When Bafcy was sick, -we 5TO her Castona,
Whon alio tru a Chili, sho cried for Caato: ia,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castor,*,
T?lia lio Uad Children, BLO gar them Uaaicn*
Fancy Umbrella Covers.
Every woman will sa7 that an um
brella cover is a "horrid nuisance," if
she says anything about it, and she is
very likely to. Yet it is all but a necess
ity. None but an expert can roll an
umbrella so that it looks neat without a
cover, and a silk umbrella proves a
very frail thing indeed unless it is kept
encased. On the other hand, when
occasion arises to raise the umbrella,
what to do with the cover is a very
puzzling question to a lady. A man
can stuff it in his pocket,but dressmake
ers don't allow pockets nowadays. It
must be carried some way, and so ne
cessity in tliis case has proved to be the
mother of fashion as well as invention.
When the Fifth-avenue girls put up
their umbrellas they tie the covers in a
pretty b* own bows about the handles, and
thus easily dispense with the nuisance.
To carry an umbrella without a knot is
all dead wrong just now. The fashion
has led to the adoption of gayly-covered
covers, even with plain black um
brellas. New York Herald.
Mr. F. E. Hush, Adrian, N. Y.,
says: "My father was very lame with
rheumatism. Now after using St.
Jacobs Oil he is no lamer than I am.
He was cured." Price Fifty cents.
Cleveland (Ohio) Special:One of
the most desperate "possum" games
ever worked by a criminal in this city
was played at the county jail Sunday
night by Sidney Walsh, the young Eng
lishman locked up for wholesale burgl
ary. His counterfeit insensibility was
not momentary, but lasted for hours,
and was so apparently genuine that
several times the jail officers were in
clined to think that the enterprising
burglar would burgle no more on this
earth. Aboui 9 o'clock Sunday even
ning the prisoners in the upper cells set
up a wild cry for help. Turnkey Joe
Goldscll was on the out side of the
prison in the office. Listening, he
could distinguish amidst the noise
shouts that one of the prisoners was
dead or dying in his cell. The officials
rushed in and found Walsh stretched
out on the floor of his room perfectly
rigid and to all appearances dead. He
was pulled out at once and laid on the
corridor floor. Then the jail men chaf
ed his hands, slapped his face, and
dashed water at his eyes without a bit
of effect. Somebody telephoned for
the jail physician, and he came in arm
ed with along wind-pump.
The doctor rolled up fit! "sYeevesV
knelt down by the prostrate burglar,
and practiced artificial respiration on
his stomach and chest until he was
tired. Still Walsh gave no sign of life.
Then the pnmp was pushed into his
throat and any amount of jail atmos
phere forced into his lungs. J'That
ought to bring him," said~the doctor,
but it did'nt. Walsh lay on his back
stiff as a rail and seeming as lifeless.
When the men hauled him out of the
cell his right arm was out in front of
his face and when they laid him on the
floor the arm would not be pushed
down. For half an hour he held it in
that strained position without a move
ment. Then the doctor tickled him
and the burglar had to twitch the
muscles of his face. That twitch satis
fied the doctor and jailers that they had
an aggravated case of "possum" on
hand and the doctor went home. The
turnkey detailed a prisoner to watch
Walsh and went to bed. All night
long the young burglar lay on the iron
floor motionless, but several times his
watcher slipped noiseless up to him
and saw his eyes close quickly. At
breakfast time the "possum" got up
and went to his cell. Veils of derision
from the other prisoners greeted him.
At Bieber, Lassan County, Cal.,
resides Mr. Thomas P. Ford, who
wiites: I can truthfully say I have
used St. Jacobs Oil in my family for
years, and find it a never failing
remedy for all painful complaints."
A Cheeky Cadet.
Sometimes, when the offences of
West Point cadets are very flagrant,
courts-martial are called to try them.
These are composed of army officors,
who sit in trial like Judge and jury when
the offender is in civil instead of in
military life. These courts-martial are
often very funny. Once there was a
youngster who was so perfectly out
rageous that he knew he would be dis
missed at the approaching examination,
so he determined to have a good time
before he left. On the grounds was
an old dissused shed of some kind, and
in it the young hopeful piled all the
shavings, rags, and everything else com
bustable he could get, and one fine
night he set a match to it and had a bon
fire of his own. Of course suspicion point
ed to him, and a court of inquiry was
organized to investigate the outrage.
Gen. Thayer was Superintendent and
Col. Fry commandant of the cadets.
When the prisoner was called up for
examination before the court, com
posed of officers of high rank,imposing
in the majesty of the law, he was
asked to state what he knew about the
"II don't know anything myself
but what is hearsay testimony, and"'you
won't admit that," he replied.
"The court docs not desire your
views on hearsay testimony," seveiely
remarked the prosecutor. "You aie
directed to state what may have conie
to your knowledge regarding the
"Well but,"objected the culprit, I
don't know anything about ic, and
what I heard I don't believe."
"The court, sir," thundered the
officer, "has not inquired into your be
lief. You will immediately state what
By that time the comt was in a rage.
"Go on, sir," roamed several oilicers
"Well they do say," stammered the
cadet diffidently, "that Gen. Thayer
got the shavings and old Fry set 'em
Grass that is to be killed should be nipped
tho moment it comes to tho surface.
With repeated and powerful doses of
quinine, chills and fever, in some cf its
vanous foims, springs into active existence
again, often \uthout the slightest apparent
provocation. To extinguish the smoldering
embers of this obstinate and lecondite
malauy, no less than to subdue it when it
rages lieicely the =jstem, Hostetters
Stomach Bitters is ali sufficient. WLen
eveiy resouice of the phaimaeopoeia Lus
been exhausted against it in vain, the Bit
ters conquer it%vill remove every hfcger
i vestige ot it. Nay, more, tho Bitters
N\iil protect those brought within tr-e in
fluence of the atmospheuc poison that be
gets malarial diseabe, fiom its attacks.
Disorders of the stomach, liver and bowels,
are among the complaints to be appre
hended fi-om the use of miasma-tamted
water. These are both cured and pre\ ented
by theBitteis. Rheumatism, constipation,
and I enal complamts,} leld to its action.
An apple or two the cake-bos will keep
the cake moist Renew them as they be
come shriveled or bad.
"Blood Will Tell."
Yes, tho old adage is right, but the 1 liver
is disordered and the blood becomes theie
by corrupted, the bad "blood will tell"
diseases of the sLm and thi oat, in tumoi a
and ulcers, and tubercles in the lunjra
(first stages of consumption) even although
the subject be descended a straight line
from Richard Cceur de Lion, or the noblest
Roman ot them all. Fo setting the liver
in order no other medicine in the world
equals Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medical Dis
covery." Try it, and your "blood will tell"
the story of its wonderful efficacy.
It is evident that Ruth was the belle of
her day, as she captured all the Boaz in her
Fits: All Fits stopped free by Dr. Kline's
Great Nerve Restorer. No Fits after first
dav's use. Mai velous cures. Treatise and
&i 00 trial bottle free to Fit cases. Send to
Dr. Kline, 931 Aroh St., Phila., Pa.
An ounce of rock alum boiled in a pint of
lye water makes a good wash for brass
Prevent your hair ova. becoming pre
maturely gray by using Hall's TTnjr Ra"
Bilious attacks are speedily relieved and
cured by taking Ayer's Pills. Try them.
lloxr the Japanese Go to Bed.
There is a great deal of difference in
the beds of different people. Our beds
are quite low, as you know, while
French beds are so high that a step lad
der is often provided for getting into
them. German beds are furnished
with a feather bed to put over you,
even in the warmest weather. A trav
eler tells about a Japaneses bed. I is
eight or so thick silk wadded comfort
ers piled upon the floor upon this a
a very ample wadded coat is placed.
You slip into this great coat, put your
arms into the long sleeves, fold it over
you and sleep. The pillow is a block
of wood placed under the neck but
looks too hard, and I carry a rubber
pillow to take its place. A paper lan
tern is lighted all night, for tho people
are much afraid of the dark.
What GIrton Cirls Do.
Girton is a great school for girls in
England. The amusements there take
the form of "rages," just as they do
outside ^One girl student tells the fol
lowingf "One winter we all suffered
from a mania for blowing soapbubbles,
and how to procure the indispensable
long clay pipes without giving rise to
scandal became the problem of the
day. One student used to be the ob
served of all observers as in the half
hour after dinner when "the tables
were drawn, it was idlesse all," she
would waft with skilful breath a large
bubble from the foot of the main stair
case to the first floor and back again in
safety. Most people's bubbles collaps
ed jgnominously at the third or fourth
stair. A doll show was the next pas
time after a week or two of prepara
tion a number of daintly dressed wax
beauties and a few Dutch maids-of-all
work were didy exhibited, and then
sent off for the children's ward of a
No Oplmn hi Piso's Cure for Consumption.
Cures where other remedies au. 25c
There are one hundred and ninety college
papers this country.
Perfection Is attained in Dr. Sage's Ca
The motto of the young lady of
fashion: "Never put off till to-morrow what
your mother will do to-day."
If afflicted with sore eyes, use Dc. Lsaai
Thompson's eye water. Druggists sell it
Tannin, as experimented with by eminent
French physicians, proves to b9 an efficient
remedy for tuberculosis.
Purify Your Biood
Good health depends upon pure blood
therefore, to keep vrell, purify the blood by
taking Hood's SarsapanlJa. This medicine ia
pecu'iarly designed to act upon the blood, and
through that upon all the organs and tissues
of the body, I has a specific action, also, up
on tho secrc tions and e-vcietions, and assists
nature to etpel from the system all humors,
impure particles, and effete matter through
the lungs, liver, bow els, kidneys, and skin.
A peculiarity of
is that It strengthens and builds up the sys
tem liile it eradicates disease.
"I must say Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the best
medicine I ever used. Last spring I had no
appetite, and the least work I did latigued
me ever so much I began to take Hood's
Sarsaparilla, and soon I felt PS if I could do as
much in a day as I had formerly done in a
week. My appetite is voracious." Mrs. M.
BAYAR D, Atlantic City, N. J.
Purifies the BlooH
I had salt rheum on my left arm three
ycais, suffeiing terribly it almost disabled
me from woi k. I took three bottles of Hood's
Saisapaiilia, and the salt ihcumhas entirely
disappeared." M. MILL S, 71 French
SUeet, Lowell, Mass.
Sold by ail druggists. $1 six for 5. Pre
pared only by C. I. noOD & CO., Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar.
Xaa inost Elegant Blood Purifier, Liver InTigora
tor, Tonic and Appetizer crer known. The first
Bitters containingiren ever adverted in America
Unprincipled persons are imitating the name looi
cut for frauds. Seothat xn ST
following signature /ijJch.
13 on every bottlo and A^/z/pi I///
take none other- ^^-yiC^sLx fLiciO^K
SsT. 3?AUL, MINN,
Druggist & Chemist
Co**iveneas ler&nir<m tlie irliole sys
teu&aud begets uiseiises, suck as
Dyspspsia, Fevers, Kidney Diseases,
Bilious Colic, Malaria, etc.
Ttitfs Pills. prolc regular Isnbit of
body anl good digestion, witltout
v.iiicls, no oue mm eujoy good IieultU.
RASE BUSINESS CDAKCEl
A Stock of
LADIES AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
And Large Cloak Department.
Located on Third Street, St. Paul,
Old established Trade, and one of the
best stands in the city. Tho entire
stock and goods vt-ill be offered at a
rare bargain. Caiue of selling, must
change climate. Address
U. H, (00. St. Paul, Minn.
to? Infants and Children*
I recommend it as superior to any proscription
known to me." A. AHCHER, M. D.,
Ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N.Y.
ALL ef tiuM Painful
Oebeats Complaints and
Complicated troubles and
Weaknasses to common
among our Wive*, Mother*,
wtU evert enttrtlf
all ovarian or vaginal
tion and Vleertf
tion, Falling and
Weakness, ttnd is
The Woman's Sure Friend aima% of lift.
LADIES,ts win, SOT PXBTOBX stmcicAt. OPEELAHOXS oa
crxEE CANCER, BDTIT WTLLTJSDEB AI* cntcrasrAHCES, sat
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*S"Soldl Druggists. Prise SI.per bottl e.
Mrs. Pinkhom's LUer Pillflsent3 core constipation.OUT SSc.
FT? TT f?
xv i_i, nt, and 10 e'egant scraps. SOHTK
MINNEAPOLIS CAEDCO. Mmneapolis.Minn,
I cured -without cutting or burn.
I iag. Address DR. WALKER, 125
South Claik &t., Cnicago, I1L
TO 9 8 A. DAT. Samples worth 91.
I lliEE. Lines notunder tho horse's feet. Writ*
BRKWSTKK SAFETY UEIS UOLDKBCQ.,IteIly,Blh
Wanted Gentlemen and Ladies to Learn Teie
graphing. Tuition not paid untU position ob
tamed. Address Dr. Valentine's Cc^leae, tt
Washington St., Chicago, Ills.
r-f EAFA very interesting 80-page boo* on
Deafness, Noises in the Head, &c. How
relieved. Sent free. Address KICHOJJSOH,
177 McDougall St., New York.
Officer's pay, bounty
c'irea deserters relieved.
circular o Instructions.
or no fee. Write ior circulars and new law.
&. W. HcCormick & Son.TOublngtoa,D. A CiaelaiULti, ft,
If you want relief
and cure at jour
home, send tot
Dr J. A. Sherman'*
294 Broadway, &e\v Yocfe
'ASMS Df HISMSOTA AHD DAKOTA
Close to Railroad. Also, unimproved land*
at low prices and on eay terinB. Address
O. JT. liANDKiiiJ, Bratnerd, Minn.
Wanted in every County. Shrewd men to act under out
instructionsinoorSecretSarrtce, Experience not neeec
rsry. eemjstnmpforparticulars. GHANNAN DETBC-
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CURES WHERE ALL Lb FAILS.
Best Cough Syrup. Tastes good. Use
in timo. Sold by drcffc ibt
and Draw era sent
to auy address,
'Postage Paid, on
receipt of S1.10 by the Big Boston, Minneapolis.
TLe sues in Drawers 28 to 46 inches, blurts 34
to 43 inches. All Wool Latest Style Men's
pants sent postage paid for $2.50. Send for
our new price list.
CERNJAN ASTHMA CURS
Instantly relieves the most violent attack, and
lrsnrea oomfortable sleep HO WAlTiaa 'or Rg.
aCLTS.Being needbyiiuialation, its action lnim
modiate, direct and certain, and a core ia the
result in all curable cases a. single trial con
vinces the most skeptical Price Sflo and $100
druesi**. or by ml Sample "Free (or
li. SOlliFFMAN N, Ht. Pnl. Stun.
One Agent (Merchant only) ytnrpd Ir c-rp-y town foi
We believe your "Tansdl's Punch," 5-cent
cigar to be the best America for the money.
W SnwiLt Co Juniata, Neb.
"Tansiil's Punch" is the best 5c cigar in tho
C. M. TWJTSUN D, Walllngford, Vermont.
Address W. TANSILL & CO., Chicago.
of this country use~ over thirteen miction cake3 oi
Procter & Gamble's Lenox Soap in 1886
Buy a cake of Lenox and you will soon understand wlra
insana Parsons Restored
if*r ell BE AM ft Naavs DISMMS. Only
curt for f.'erat AjFtct^tu. Sxtl, Xfilrfsf, tie.
I INFALLIBLE tafcem as siractsd. A'* FUt mf:tr
qjfrTtdxy't ust. T-eatlse aad &s trill bolde fireeta
i i patients, they plying szpren charges on box who
9 received. Ernd cases, O lid esc-ess acidrea f
I iSicted to I3R KLISfa s-t Arc* St-.rh'lidelphU.ya.
geaDrogCisa. BMWASL& Op UUTATINS FKAUBS.
The Original &n< Only Ciennisie.
S*fe and always ReHabl" ware o'worthier Im'tntioaa.
Indi-p-twable to LADIES. A your Drnjrirtat Ior
an 4 tk an oii i r,or iuciose
(sin-is) to for V'r'icu'ari in leltet tir return malU
NAWtL PAPER. ^i? disi ter ChemtenlCo^
HadUcK fjiUaro, Vhilada.,
r*& ao giaer.
Bold bj IrnsRt.t evrynberp. Asi ftr "Cilcl
ter' JCnKU!i" Pennyrstj-al I'M*.
WSAK, NERVOUS PEOPLE
AnJ others saff.rlng: Crom
nervous debihty, exhaastinu
^clxromc dueabes, pittuatara
^decline ot young or old r
losmvely cured oy Or.
iloriie's famous Electro.
Jifsjrnotic lielj. Thoufundt
.Instate in bnion hava been cured.
Eleetrlel -^J^Sty in'tantlyfelt Pat en ted and sold 10
jcara Whole family can new 6arno belt Elcitrlo
Siispeneorles tree with male belta Aoi worthlebs lm
Itauons and bogus con-panies Electi le Tromea t
Rupture. 700 cured m'35. S^nd stamp for punphlet.
DR. W. HCBHE, INYEH7G8,191 WABASH AV., CHICAS0.
Castcrfa cares Colls, Coasfcipatlon,
Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation,
gills Worms, gives Bleep, and promote* di
Without injurious medication.
HS CssTAtra Coraix?, 183 Fulton Street, N. T.
TheFIBHBBAXUBHCXmis wUTtstedvat'rproof, j win keep jtm trr tt
the hardest storm. The nev POMMEL SUCKKB1* perfect riding eot, aa*
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