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MOTHER IS THE OLD HOME LOSELY.
sr o. Eonri.cs bibhs.
Mother, ii the old home lonely.
With no children left you there?
With no voices ringing gayly,
And none hushed in tolemn prayer?
Do too miss onr thoutand questions
That we 1 in wild delight?
And our tramping np the stirwy
After biding you good-night?
Mother, is the old home lonely
When yon realize this fact.
That "Old Time," with all his chants,
Will not bring your e'aildren back?
I yon In your idle moments
(Now your boys are grown-up men)
Ak yourself the solemn qoejtinn,
Are they happy now as then?
I will answer yon that question,
In a simple, careless way,
That as men we live to lb-r.
When as boys we lived to play.
So it is while older growing
Joys and plessurcs are but few;
Those nur recollections cherish
Patted when boys at home with yon.
Loosn ess of the Bowms. Mix
twn tnKlAsnnnnfnls of wheat flnner with
i,..-ftriiii- nVnurrli tn mniatpn tln flnnr-
drink it If the first dose does not check
tliA rlnso in
halfanhour. Severe cases sometimes
require a third dose.
To Keep Ice from "Windows.
Take an ordinary paint-brush or a
tponge and rub over the glass once or
twice a day a little alcohol. This will
keep the glass as free from ice as in the
middle of summer, and give as fine a
polish as can be got in any other way.
Polishing Tins. First rub your
tins with a damp cloth, then take dry
flour and rub it on with your hands,
and afterward take an old newspaper
and rub the flour off, and the tins will
shine as well as if half an hour had
been spent in rubbing them with brick
dust or powder, which spoils the hands.
Morn Preventive. Mix half a
pint of alcohol, the same quantity of
spirits of turpentine, and two ounces
of camphor. Keep in a stone bottle
and shake before using. The cloths
or furs are to be wrapped in linen,
and crumped-up pieces of blotting pa
per, dipped in the liquid are to be
placed in the box with them, so that it
smells strongly. Ihis requires renew
ing once a year.
Orange Marmalade. The rind
or peel is taken off and scraped, then
trailed in water until tender, when the
water is poured off, and the rind cut in
thin slices, with thejuice which is ex
tracted irom the body ot the orange
added, "and set to boil again, with the
addition of three-quarters of a pound
of sugar to every pound of matter, and
in irom twenty minutes to half an hour
the marmalade is made. It generally
comes packed in bowls. American
Hominy. Two quarts of white
com: three half pints of white beans:
two pounds of pickled pork. Wash
the com and put it on to boil in water
sufficient to cover it, and as the corn
swells, More water must be added, so
as to keep it covered all the time it is
cooking. After boiling four hours,
add the beans and pork, which being
done, the hominy may be sent to table.
Shoula the pork not make it sufficient
ly salt more may be added. 1 his is
very nice wanned over the next day.
Preserving Hams. In answer to
the recent query of S., Dover, Term
we are given the following: Put Into
the center of the hams a piece of salt
peter about half the size of a hickory
nut .Let them lay in very strong
brine lour weeks. JL hem smoke them
well, and pack them in a box of fine
dry salt, having each surrounded by
a layer of not less than two inches of
salt i ou can not get them too salt, as
you always freshen the slices before
Looiono-Glasses Spoiled By
Sunshine. It does not seem to be
generally understood that the amalgam
of tin-foil with mercury, whicli is
spread on glass plates to make looking
glasses, is very readily chrystalized by
actonic solar rays. A mirror hung
where the sun can shine on it is usual
ly spoiled: it takes a granulated ap
pearance familiar to housekeepers.
though they may not be acquainted
with the cause of the change. In such
a state the article is nearly worthless,
the continuity of the surface isdes
troyed and it will not reflect outlines
with any approach to precision.
Mending with Plaster. If vou
have a crack in the wall in the corner
of the room, or anywhere else, do not
send for the plasterer, but get five or
ten cen ts' worth ot diy plaster of Pans;
wet with cold water; then take your
finger and rub it into the crevice till
it is smooth. Bad nail holes in the
wall can be done the same war.
Should the top of your lamp -become
loose, take it off and -ash it with soap;
wash the glass also, thea,put the plaster
arouna me glass, put me brass top on
again, let it stand until hanjened, and
it is ready for use again. Alimp nev
er should be filled quite full, a the
kerosene softens the Jplaster. Rural
Use of Nutmegs. If a person be
gins to grate a nutmeg at the stalk
end, it will prove hollow throughout;
whereas the same nutmeg, grated on
the other end, would have proved
sound and solid to the last This cir
cumstance may thus be accounted for:
rpi . .. . . . .
.me center oi a nutmeg consists ot a
numbei of fibers issuing from the stalks
and its continuation through the cen
ter of the fruit; the other ends of whicli
fibers', though closely surrounded and
pressed by the fruit, do not adhere to
it. When the stalk is grated away,
the filers, having lost their hold, grad
ually drop out in successful, and the
hollow continues through the whole nut
By leginning at the contrary end, the
fibers above mentioned are grated off
at the core end, with the iiirrounding
fruit, and do not drop out and cause a
Potato Balm. Boil and mash a
double quantity of potatoes for dinner,
season with sweet cream ana a nttie
salt; work in two fresh eggs to a quart
Mold into little balls, prick the tops,
and lay away in the cold on a plate.
in the moraine nut on Dating pan aim
set into oven until done to a delicate
brown, which requires fifteen or twen
To Destroy Ants. lliere arc
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manv wavs 01 ucstroviiiz ants, me
most effective is to find the nest and
deluge it with boiling water at night
wheu the ants arc at home. Other
wavs are to dip balls made of har or
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moss into sweetened water anu putcu
them around in the garden in places
whore thev run. and when they have
gathered into the balls plunge them in
tn hot water, then set the ball again
Ants are fond of sweet, and may be
trapped readily in many ways by the
use oi molasses or sugar.
A Clue for Corns. A French
mpfliral iournal renorts the cure of
the most refractory corns by the morn
ing and evening applications with a
brush, of a drop of a solution of the
nerchloride of iron
It states that ai-
ter a fortnights continued application,
without pain, a-patient who had suf-
fered forty years from a most painful
corn on the inner side of each little toe
was entirely relieved: pressure was no
longer painful, and the cure seemed to
DC radical, jiuui iuiu siiuuui
and millers are often annoyed with
weevils breeding in flour in hot weath
er, and frequently also in winter.
Thev are the product of an insect which
lays its eggs betwsen the staves of the
barrel and the meshes ot muslin sacks.
Paper sacks will exclude them com-
iletely, as they cannot be penetrated
insects to lay their eggs through
then. Weevils are more annoying
than injurious and can be easily sifted
out Still many housekeepers throw
away flour infested by them. To
avoid this loss, it is only necessary to
keep Hour stored away in paper sacks,
especially in hot weather. Prairie
Brilliant "Whitewash. Take
half a bushel of unslacked lime,
Slack it with boiling water, cover it
during the process to keep the steam
in. Strain the liquid through a fine
seive and add to it a peck of salt pre
viously well dissolved in warm water,
three pounds of ground rice boiled to a
thin paste and stirred in boiling hot,
half a pound of powdered Spanish
whiting, and a pound of clean glue
which has been previously dissolved by
soaking it well and hanging it over a
slow fire in a small kettle within a
large one filled with water; add five
gallons of hot water to the mixture,
stir it well, and let stand a few days
covered from the dirt It should be
put on hot Farmers' Union,
How to Select Flour. First look
at the colon if it is white, with
a slightly yellowish tint, buy it. If it
is very white, with a bluish cast, or
with white specks in it, refuse it. Sec
ond examine its adhesiveness, wet
and knead a little of it between your
hngers; it it works sou and sticky it is
poor. Third Throw a little lump of
1 n . i .i
ary nour against a ary, smootn, per
pendicular surface; if it falls like pow
der it is bad. i ourth Squeeze some
of the flour in your hand, if it retains
the shape given by the presure, that
too is a uau sign, xiour mat will
stand all these tests is safe to buy
These models are given by our flour
dealers, and they pertain to a matter
that concerns everybody, namely, the
stah ot me
The Association of Farmers.
"We copy the following sensible re
marks from the late State Master
Smedlcy, of Iowa. It applies equally
as well to Kentucky:
" 'The fanners of Iowa are on trial
before the world.' Every influence is
brought to bear to destroy this organ
ization. "We are gravely told that it
cannot last; thatiarmcrs know so little
of business they cannot succeed; that
they are so selhsh they will quarrel
among themselves; that it is a politi
cal organization. And later, finding
all efforts vain so far as to stop the onward
march, every etlort which money, tal
ent, and influence can bring is brought
to sow the seed of dissension nnd create
distrust among the farmers themselves.
and I regret a few of our brothers lis
ten to these tales. All these efforts
will fail; will fail because in the hearts
of the members of tho Order is a deep
abiding sense of the need and necessity
for unity and action, and because they
have a shrewd suspicion that they can
trust each other quite as safely as those
whose interest is to check rather than
forward their best interests.
"Railroads are built by associations,
lines of steamships, immense commer
cial and manufacturine enterprises.
colleges, yes, government, has for its
chief corner stone the consent and co
operation of the people. And let me
ask, shall not a class of men and wo
men on whom rests the whole moral
and financial structure of society a
class at least possessing average intelli
gence a class needing the elevating
influence of this order, be able to asso
ciate together for the purpose of bet
tering their condition? Do they not
possess the necessary intelliirence and
cohesion as a ckss to improve their
condition by education by improved
methods of agriculture to make this
fair commonwealth a home where cor
rect business principles, morality, fra
ternity and high aims and purposes
shall dwell in every household.
"Uelicvingnsldoin the uiitice of
God the Father having faith in the
good in humanity, and firmly believing
that "every right shall come upper
most,' I have an abiding faith in the
glorious future of our beloved Order." I
C'nreol Swine Economy in FootI
Horse, cattle and other stock capa
ble of subsisting on the coarser kinds
of food, in most localities, may bo
carried through, the winter in fair con
dition, where there is an abundanco of
bay. straw, etc., but the case is diner-
cnt with hogs, t-ora is not oniy a nat
. i r !
ural food but the one almost entirely
depended on in the West for the pro-
duction ot pork. ome oi the root
crops micht take the place of corn to
some extent, and with advantage, as
an apetizer or to assist in keeping the
animal in a healthful and growing con
dition. But the cultivation ot these
is almost entirely neglected on our
vast areas of cheap lands, and for the
re isons that the cereals am be raised
with less labor, and of course cannot
now be procured to supplement the
present short supply ot corn ou hand.
Uorn is better calculated to put on
fat than to add to the growth of bone
itnd muscle necessary to the thrift and
healthfulncss of young hogs. "Why
does one farmer, with a limited amount
of corn, keep his hogs in a thnfty and
growing condition, and at killing time
brine them luuy developed to tne
heaviest weights, while his neighbor,
with better" facilities and more feed,
brines his hogs to market in a dwarfed
and diseased condition, lteht in weight,
uneven in size, and ungainly in shape
Do farmers give sufficient thought to
the economy of the food? No one can
know how much may be gained in
carbon regardless of what is intended
to be made of the pig. Though the
nhosnhates and nitrorenou3 food, with
fip.ilt.hful exercise, are iust as necessa-
ry to the healthful and strong growth
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of the animal as carbon which makes
fat. thus rendering the animal fit for
Threshed oats, wheat or rye, ground
or coked whole, supplies that which
is not so largely contained in corn,
Small quantities of these grains given
to each animal once a day with the
corn is all that is necessary. Ihis ex
tra care pays, because the same amount
of corn with this other leed greatly in
creases the amount oi pork.
Hogs when fattenining should not
have much exercise, especially after
they get heavy, indeed the same va-
nety of food is not necessary after the
hos is m lull tiesh, since the increase
during the latter part of the fattening
process is simply an increase ol lat
itself. Hence feeders who successfully
manage swine as to keep the digestive
organs in a vigorous condition by keep
ing mem properiy expanuc i wun a va-
mnfir rv -frvAf I (irti-1 cr t Ii rxr iirill nnr I ro n
meirappeu milyu P1"7
make corn tne principal lood. xins is
scirnce in agriculture, and he that ful
ly appreciates the subject need not look
for a better fortune than exists in the
corn fields of the West if the produce
is manufactured into the best qualities
of pork. II ettcrn Kural.
Planting Potato Npronls.
Potatoes of largo size are said to be
produced by a monk in i; ranee by cut
ting two side-shoots from each stalk
when it is fivo to seven inches high
and setting them in good, rich, mellow
garden soil. In a few days they send
out roots and lorm tubers about as ear
ly and in as large quantities as the
original stalk, while the latter does
not seem to be injured by the moderate
Our monkish friend has discovered
nothing new, but it may be worth re
membering when one lias a rare kind
that he wishes to make the most of.
Many of our nurserymen practice the
same way with new potatoes. When
the Early Goodrich and Early Hose
were first introduced some of the New
England nurserymen propagated po
tatoes irom the tops to such an extent
that several hundreds of bushels were
raised in a single season from a few
original potatoes. One grower raised
the plants under grass all winter.
Every time a new growth appeared it
was taken off as a cut and soon made a
plant He had thus
plants by the spring each in a small
pot, and these set out in the open
ground planted an enormous tract of
land. We do not remember exactly,
but we believe as much as a hundred
bushels of potatoes came in this way
from a half dozen potatoes inside of
twelve months. Forney's Weddy Press.
I am still receivinjr requests every few
days for more informationaboutorchard
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grass. 1 believe i have said nearly
everything that I can say in my va
rious articles, but, as they were not all
published in your paper, I will again
answer a few of tho questions asked.
Two bushels of seed to the acre (of
14 pounds to the bushel) is not too
much, but twenty pounds of nice clean
seed will insure a good set. To sow
less than twenty pounds "is penny
wise and pound foolish," for less than
twenty pounds will not produce a per
fect sod, and all the ground not sodded
over is, of course, lost. I believe Au
gust to bo the best timo for sowing or
chard grass. I sowed this year a small
lot in A ugust to rye and orchard grass.
About the 2oth ot next April I shall
mow tho rye, which will make n fine
lot of feed, and by mowing so early, it
will not interfere with the grass, and
will protect it during the winter. I
believe this to be even better than
sowing the grass alone. Most farmers
wish to sow the grass seed with wheat
or oats. If orchard grass is sown with
either of these, it should be sown in
March. I soil all my stock, and con
sider orchard grass the best of all
grasses for soiling for the following rea
sons: Its earliness, lateness, rapidity of
growth, and the preference stock have
lor it. All these qualities combined
make it the best ot all grasses for soil
ing. It docs not make as much feed
as corn fodder, but it docs not require
the work that corn todder does, and
you are obliged to manure your
corn fodder land to keep it up, while
orchard grass improves land every year.
Stock never tire ot the grass a3 ot the
fodder. If sown about the first of
March, it is not necessary to harrow
the seed' m, although a light harrowing
would do no harm.
Some of my correspondents seem to
think that I am writing for amuse
ment, profit or pay. My sole consid
eration is to have this valuable (the
most valuable) crass sown over the
United States. Owing to the excese
sive drouth, I did not attempt to sav-
any seed this year, except just what
1 needed tor my own sowing, for tear it
would not fill well, but mowed all for
hay. I was mistaken, however, for
the drowth seemed scarcely to aticct
the seed at all. I can recommend the
seed furnished by Allison & Addison,
of Richmond, Ya., as the sample 1 ob
tained Irom them was very hnc. An
other great advantago orchard grass
has over other grasses and clover, is
the crreat certainty of srettincr a catch:
I have never failed, and have never
seen a failure. Mont. Co., Va., Uor.
An Excellent Fertilizer.
The Journal of Chemistry says that
one ot the very best tcrtilizers used
upon the farm for all the cereal grains
and rot crops may be mado in the lot
lake ono barrel of pure, finely
ground bone, and mix it with a barrel
of good wash-ashes, during the mixture
barn floor; and by the use of a hoc the
bone andashes must be thoroughly blen
ded together, lhe water added is
fust sufficient to liberate the caustic al
I l .I . 1 t .1
Kanes, poiasn anu soaa, ana mese act
upon tho gelatine of the bone, dissolv
ing the little atoms, forming a kind
of soap, and fitting it for a kind of
paint aliment. In this way the most
valuable constituents of the bone can
be made immediately available; and
the addition of potash and soda aids in
the formation of a fertilizer of inestima
ble value. A gill of this mixture,
placed in a hill of corn, will work won
ders. It is excellent for garden vege
tables and for all kinds of roots.
will be ready for use in a week after it
Stick to the Farm.
For the benefit of those seeking to de
sert the farm for a city life, we clip tho
following from the Kural .New xorken
J.t discontented tanners wives, sons
and daughters, who think the delight
ot city life worth realizing, could wal
through our streets to-day, and read
tho - thms!lmlth mrt f tho m:,erv
and apprehensions that haunts the
hearts of classes and are making lines
on their faces.thcy would thank God for
the peace and seclusion and abundance
gathered m the gardens of their homes
Thousands of men and women are at
the beginning of winter thrown out of
Charnng posts does not make them
more durable to any considerable ex
tent The outside charcoal thus
formed will not decay," but there is no
strength in it, and it is only at the
surface. Being porous it allows the
water to pass through it into the cen
tral, uncharred wood and causes its de
cay. Soaking the lower ends of dry
posts in a kettle ot hot tar is tar better.
Country Uenllanan. ,
For The Hartford IleralJ.
THE MODEL HUSBAND.
ITc is a great big man, impatient and
moody, sometimes, and never thinks oi
spoiling his best bat (or the privilege of
lending ma true me uniurcna. ii sue
hasn't cleared the breakfast things away,
cleaned the houee, washed and dressed the
children, got his shaving water, his clean
shirt, laid out his best suit, combed his
hair, and dressed herself by the time the
church-bell rings, he asks, peevishly:
"What is the reason she never can be
ready?" takes his umbrella, walks piously
t0 church, and leaves her to borrow one
and come when she gets ready.
He is married, and he hasn't an old rhi
noceros for a wife, either. She's just a
kind, good little woman: human like the
restofus. Not one of "The Model Wives,"
at all. The model wives all got to sing
ing "I want to be an angel," and God took
them, home long ago. Yes, she s human,
?.n bai ier 'ue 1118 ' ?u'Kn-s, i
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fifteen minutes afterwards.
The model husband never makes a nrac-
tice of coming home tight at 11 o'clock
er,ery,olllcr nY "ed. nut he
I aHfinHa TWimntlv All rAilrnnil and p.hnrrh
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meetings, all Democratic and Trustee
meetings, sometimes a called meeting at
the courthouse: and when none of these
are available, he has a lot of new goods
to open that night, so that it is oftener 12
o'clock than 11 before he gets home; and
his poor little coward of a wife, who had
sat up and nodded in her chair as long as
ehe could, waiting for him, and had at
last gone to bed, and turned and shivered
and shivered and turned, with cold and
fear, hears him come home just as she has
fallen into an uneasy sleep, and has to
crawl out and unlock the door. She is
only human not a model at all and as
she crawls back in bed she says:
"Oh, husband, I do wish there were no
meetings to keep you out so latel I'm
afraid to go to bed before you come home.
And I do get to tired sitting up! When I
go to bed I can't keep warm, and I get so
restless and uneasy I can't sleep."
"Well, what in the world are you such
a little goose for? Why don't you put on
a good lire, and lay the kindling ready for
morning, and go to bed?"
Of course that little woman has to make
two fires in the morning, for that model
husband "couldn't sleep last night, and
feels too badly to get up."
But making two fires is not the worst
of it. By the time she gets the ashes out
of the grate and the kindling lighted, the
model husband flings himself out of bed
in a pet with "I don't know who iu
the world could sleep with such a racket!
It's mad, is It, because It had to make a
fire once in two months?
It was only shame and compunction of
soul, reader, that caused that model hus
band, that bitter morning, to lorget that
he was a gentleman and his wife a woman
when he called her "It" in his most tan-
talizing tone. If I'd been his wife, I
should have "squared myself," and called
im "old bald-head " and told him if there
were any more fires lighted in that bouse
lie would nave to light them, ilut that
little wife didn't. She just' bit her lips
hard, and went on putting on coal, and
begged him to gq back to bed until she
could melt the ice and take bcr morning
uatn be tore the tire.
The model husband never comes home
and sees three chairs where there are
only two." Never. He just takes the
biggest, easiest cuair in the room, plants
himself right in front of the fire, spreads
out his knees so as to occupy as much
snace as possible, and suffers his wife and
children to squeeze into the corners as best
And if she asks him for money. to buy
a new drees, he always gives it to her
f she asks him in company. The private
lecture on economy and extravagance in
dress comes afterwards.
If she wants to go to prayer-meeting he
is generally willing to stay at home with
the children, but always tells her "if go
ing out at night brings a return of her
toothache, she rauatn t complain and keep
mm awaxe, or expect sympathy.
If they are invited out to spend the eve
tnng, and tnere are nice girls at the house,
hegoes cheerfully. When becomes home
he wishes he "had a pretty, plump, pleas
ant little wife like Miss SueG." If there
are no girls, he is too tired to go. or he
gets in a pet because his shirt is not iron
ed to suit him when he begins to dress,
and declines going on that account His
wile lays out another shirt tor him, and
he fumes and frets and wishes people
would quit asking him out to stupid enter
tainments, for there is not a particle of
pleasure lor him in going; and be snaps
a outton on because the washerwoman
has left the collar fastened, which his wife.
with her gaiter half laced, must stop to
Then, when his wife says to him. pleas
antly as possible, "Husband, did you
know that you were almost rude to Airs
C. the other evening, when she remarked
that she thought 'The Yellowbacks Iron'
clad' an excellent paper?"
"liudef What do vou mean'
"Why, you answered her so shortly
'its oi no account at all: no paper at alii
and turned off in your abrupt way to talk
IAS OUUlb UIIV
"Well, it is of no account. Can't a man
say what he thinks without being rude?''
llfPL. !. , , T n.
ii ne says u courteously, ne can. io-be-sure
you didn't call Mrs. C. a fool, but
your manner almost made her feel like
'Tali aw! I say what I think, and act
as I feel. Come, let's be off: don't be all
day getting ready.
lhe model husbands wile is sick some
times, and he nurses and tends her, when
he can stay at home long enough, just 09
well as a man can, which is quite as well
as a pet bear could do only the bear
wouldn If want to go down in town every
time a neighbor stepped in a minute: and
it couldn't talk, and ask, "What do you
make such a face for?1' when ehe swallows
rhubarb and aloes; or, "What In the
world do you grunt for, every time you
turn overf And ii he can t pare her
corn down, he is is always ready to go
out and kill her a quail for soup.
The model husband never gets into a
fight down town. Never comes home
with his ears bitten up. Never blames
himself for anything. Never admits that
he is in thfi wrong.
I have never seen any modal wives,.
such as the Detroit Free Press describes.
I think God saw there were no husbands
for them in this part of His moral vine
yard, and no room for any more in happy
Detroit, and took all the balance upamong
the angels long ago. I'm sorry I wasn't
born in Detroit
We have plenty of model husbands here,
and they are just as good as can be lound
anywhere in the world. I know hosts of
them; and the whole lot expect to "slip
into heaven and never be asked a ques
Hartford, Jan. 8, 1875.
TU. UABDWICC, A. T. 1CALL.
1IARDHICK .t NAXX,
DRY HOODS. GROCERIES. nATS, CAPS,
liOUlB, &I1UES, 11 Alt II WAKE.
Which we will sell low for cash, or exchange
for country produce, paping the highest market
price nol ly
Jj. J. I,YOX.
Groceries and Confectioneries.
Keeps constantly on hand a large assortment
of all kinds ot tlroceries and Confectioneries.
which he will sell
low for cash, or exchange
for all kinds ot
. COUNTRY PRODUCE.
I will also pay the highest cash price for I
hides, sheep pelts, eggs, butter, bacon, potatoes, I
beans, etc. nol ly
JOH.f V. KLII.
KLEIX & BRO.
Dealers in house furnishing good, for general
kitchen and table uso.
We' koep constantly on hand, the celebrated
Arizona Cooking Stove,
Seven sites for either coal'or wood. House
keepers are delighted with Us superhr cooking
and baking, it nas no equal anywnere.
and see for yourself.
All kinds of tinware made and repaired on
Dealer in Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
dents and boys custom-made
A Ho. 1 stock of
HATS AND CAPS,
FURS, NOTIONS, AC.
I also keep a large and well selected stock of
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Sold at Xcw Yorlc Prices.
All kinds of
Bought at the highest market price.
The Ohio Co. council. P. of IT., will m.At t
iue lArari-Qonie. In nartrord. nn th fh
of January, 1875,atl0 o'elocks.m. Alldele.
gates are expected to attend, as there will bo
iiuporurai.oaainess to attend to.
J. W. BARNETT,
By order of Secretary, pro tem.
STEPHEN WOODWARD, 6. i P.O.
B. P. BERItYJIAX,
Coats, Pants and Vests cnt. made and re.
pairea in me oest style at the lowest prices.
UU1 A J
THE CROW HOUSE,
Opposite the Courthouse
VAUOHT & HUDSON, .... Pbofriitom.
Comfortable rooms, uromnt attention, and
low prices. Tho traveling publio are rerpect
fally invited to give ns a snare of patronage.
every exertion mauo to render znests comfort
-Vanzht 3c Hudson also ran a itxira itliM
day between Hartford and Beaver Dam, morn-
iug anu evening, connecting wiia all psjjcn
ger trains on the L. P. i Southwestern rail.
road. Passengers set down wherever thev de.
JA3. A. TH0VAS,
010. A. FLATT.
JAS. A. THOMAS & CO.
Dealers in staple and fancy
Notions, Fancy Ooods. Clothine. Boots and
Shoes, Hats and Caps. A large assortment of
mese goods Kept constantly on hand, and will
do soia at tne very lowest cash price.
JSO. P. IAEEETT k CO,
Corner Court Place and Piccadilly street.
All orders promptly executed.
Write for a
tention given to orders by mail.
prico list. Address
JULW I'. iiAKKKTT JC t'U.,
JOIIX I-TK-1CY A SOy.
Manufacturers and dealers in all kinds of
wooden coffin?, from lhe finest rose wood casket
to the cheapest panrer coffin.
All kinds of cofSn trimmlnccs constantly on
hand and for sale.
Keep a fine hearse always ready to attend
Wagons and Buggies,
constantly all hand or made to order. Partic
ular attention given to plow stocking.
J. F. YAGER,
Sale and Livery Stable,
I desire to Inform the cititens of Hartford
and vicinity that 1 ain'prapared to furnish Sad
dle and Harness Stock, Cuggiesand conveyan
ces of all kinds on the most reasonable terms.
Horses taken to feed or board by the day. week
or month. A liberal share of patronace solicK
tea. nol IT
wn. ii. williajis,
Hats and Caps,
Boots and Shoes.
Also dealers In
I will sell very low for cash, or ex change
for all kinds of country produce. My motto
is "Quick sale an'l small profits." nol ly
I have the following articles for sale which
I will sell low for eash, or on time for njte
bearinr interest and well secured, vis.
1 fine tin sett, 1 parlor shovel and tongs, 1
oil cloth for table 15 yards), I large clothes
basket, 1 marble top center table, 1 tin slop
bucket, 2 ny orusnes, i wasn pan, i pepper
mill, 2 grate fenders, I grate, 1 lot of window
blinds, 3 candle sticks, 2 china spittoons, 1
small garden hoe, I large garden hoe,'l garden
rake, 1 coffee not, a lot of tin dates, nie and
cake pansl patent washing machine, i patent
churn aasner, I meal seive, l cotton bed cord
I pair coal grabs, 3 lard cans, I pair fire irons,
1 pair counter scales, barrel of salt, 1 bunch
cane to bottom chairs, I tin bucket, 1 set cane
bottom chairs, 1 dining-room chair, 2 stools,
2 fancy parlor screens mantles and grates, and
several other articles too numerous to mention.
If these things are net sold at private sale I
will sell atipublic auction on Monday the 1st
day ef February, 1875.
JUili 1'. BAlUlEll.
BOOT & SHOEMAKER.
Repairing neatly and promptly done.
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