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Country Skat A milking stool.
yow(a)l of Indsbtednxbs 0 I
Nattjbb's "Weapons Blades of gram.
Ho(a)rsb Exercise Singing -with a
Tbanspobtrd fob Lmt The man who
Tub Question of To-day What', for
A yawn in company generally indicates
a gap In the conversation.
To prevent fish from smelling in the
summer Cat their noses off.
Thk most fetal form of consumption
The consumption of strong drink.
In Chicago the procuring of a divorce
IS called courting alter marriage.
California strawberries are so big they
plug them to see if they are ripe.
Thk Washington Life offers all the ad
vantages of a stock and mutual company
"What two sciences are employed by
teamsters in driving oxen .ffatttlculture
The only men who think well of misers
are the exbectant heirs, who don't care
how saving the fellow is.
A man in Portland wanted to (rain ad
mission to a panorama at half price on the
ground that he had but one eye.
Rmr Bear, the Indian warrior, says he
thinks the wmte squaws are very nana
some, bat they have on too much war
If you were to die to-day, would you
leave your family independent of chari
ty? Insure in the wasnlngton Lille insur
ance Company, of New York.
Thk New Albany (Ind.) Ledger says
that on the door of a business house of
that city the folio wine sign is written in
pencil : " Loafurs ar a newcense heare.
A philosopher says, if you want a
pair of boots to last four years, melt and
mix four ounces of mutton tallow, apply
while warm, place the boots in a closet
and go barefoot.
A Californian says he raised beets,
last year, so large that some of his pies
ate tunnels through the centre of some of
the largest specimens, wunoui uisiurtung
Test say an Idaho girl puts on style
because she cleans her teeth with the butt
end of a blacking-brush. She says she
was brought up to be neat, and doesn t
care what folks think.
A contributor to an English journal
received the following, encouraging no
tice: "The editor will not be able to
glance at your MS. for several years.
It is now at my office awaiting your
A good old apothecary in Brunswick,
Me., left one day, on his door, a scrap of
paper, whicfi read : " uone to roruano.
Those who cannot read this notice, will
please call at the book-bindery, oppo
A horticulturist! advertised that
he would supply all kinds of seeds and
plants. Some wag sent an order for one
package of custard-pie seed and a dozen
01 mince-pie piams, which oa uueu uy
sending twelve hens' eggs and a small
" Bachelors, says Josh Billings. " are
always a braggin' ov their freedom
Freedom to darn their own stockings and
poultice their own shins ! I had rather
he a widdower once in two years, reclar
than tew be a grunting, old, hair-dyed
bachelor only ninety days."
One exceeding , warm day in June
neighbor met an old man, and remarked
that it was very hot. " Yes," said Joe
" if it wasn't for one thing I should say we
were going to have a thaw." " What is
that?" inquired the friend. "There's
nothing froze," said Joe.
Thb Prince of Wales, in a recent
speech at a dinner given in aid of the Lon
don Children's Hospital, said: "There is
one fact, gentlemen, to which I wish to
draw your attention viz : That one third
of the adult population of this country
never arrives at maturity."
At a match race of carrier-pigeons, dur
ing the month of May, two pigeons flew
a distance of seven hundred miles in less
than eight hours. They were let loose in
the morning at 6 o'clock in Pesth, Hun
gary, and arrived, at 2 o'clock p. m., at
Cologne, although in an exhausted condi
tion. A distinguished President of Har
vard College was once asked by a brother
clergyman how long it took him to write
a sermon. He said, " Sometimes a week,
sometimes longer." "What! A week to
write a sermon ? I write one in a day,
and make nothing of it." "r Yes," replied
the Doctor, " but I make .something of
A plasterer and his hoy being em
ployed to whitewash a house by the day,
were so tedious that the owner asked the
lad, in his master's absence, when he
thought they would be done. The boy
, bluntly replied that "his master was
looking out for another lob, and if he
found one, they should make an end that
An Indiana man recently wrote a letter
to a friend in a town not far distant. He
addressed that letter to " Columbus, Indi
ana," the "Indiana" being made very
distinct, written out in full, and under
lined. Then in the lower left-hand corner
he wrote : " Bartholomew County," and
across the upper right-hand corner he
wrote : " The reason I put Bartholomew
County on this is, I don t want it to go to
Columbia, South Carolina, or any other
Columbia, but to Columbus, Bartholomew
County, Indiana, and to no other Colum
bus." He mailed that letter, and the
Postmaster of his town sent it to Co
Pittsburg h, Pa , has been recently as
tonished by the curious freaks of a gen
tleman who has heretofore been one of its
most temperate and economical citizens.
First he gave a free lunch at a tavern to a
large crowd, the expense being about $75.
Next, he contracted for a splendid team
for $750. Then he hired four men to
drive around with him, paying them $5 a
day each. His next step was to engage a
band of music at $35 per night, to sere
nade him every evening. Finally, he
bought $75 worth of bouquets ana dis
tributed them among the pretty girls' in
the streets, and bought some dozens of
wine, saying he was going to have a grand
celebration. Then his friends clapped
him into the mad-house.
A Parisian widower, who greatly re
gretted his wife, had her boned in the
cemetery of Mont Parnasse. He pat up
no monument of marble or stone only a
small garden and a very small inscription
marked the spot where his lost partner
lay. First some nasturtiums were planted
over the grave the deceased was fond of
nasturtiums. These were gathered on
Sundays, and eaten as a salad. This at
tempt having been successful, bolder
measures were adopted, and some little
pink radishes grew there as if by chance.
The official in charge of the cemetery said
nothing until last autumn, when he be
came aware of two enormous melons in
the little enclosure. ' This time police
regulations were pat in force, and this
new' form of market gardening was
brought to a close by the bereaved hus
band being requested to withdraw from
the cemetery, which he did, complaining
bitterly of the cruelty, and saying that he
had so particularly valued the vegetables
grown upon the grave, and eaten them
- with particular satisfaction, because, he
felt they were onerea to mm Dy ms oe,
How Mark Twain Once Edited an Agricultural
t .m take the temoorarv editorship
of an agricultural paper without misgiv
ings. Neither would a landsman take
command of a ship without misgivings.
But I was in circumstances nun. "
salary an object. TM regular eauor oi
the paper was going - . jr.
and I accepted the term uc uuc,
took his place. .... . .
The sensauon oi m eu'"
was luxurious, and I wroughtall the week
with unnaggea pleasure. wo
press, and I waited a day witn some so
licitude to see whether my effort was
going to attract any notice. As I left the
omce, vowaro. mimi we, s'"
and boys at the foot of the stairs dispersed
with one impulse, and gave me passage-
ray, and 1 beard one oi mem say:
That's him 1" I was naturally pleased
by this incident. The next morning l
found a slsaflajr, group at the foot of the
stairs, and scattering couples and individ
uals standing here and there in the
street, and over the way, watching me
with interest. The group separated and
fell back as I approached, and I heard a
man say I " LtOok at his eye I i pre
tended not to observe the notice I was at
tracting, but secretly I was pleased with
it. and was Duroosing to write an account
of it to my aunt I went up the short
flight of stairs, and heard cheery voices
and a ringing laugh as I drew near the
door, which I opened, and caught a
whose faces blanched and lengthened
when they saw me, and then they both
plunged through the window with t
great crasn. l was surpnsea.
In about half an hour an old gentleman
with a flowing beard and a fine but rather
austere face, entered, ana sat aown at my
invitation. He seemed to nave sometning
on his mind. He took off his hat and set
it on the floor, and got oat of it a red silk
handkerchief and a copy of bur paper.
He nut the DaDer on his lap, and, while he
polished his spectacles with his handker-
cniet, ne said :
Are you the new editor r
T onM T wna.
Have you ever edited an agricultural
paper beiore r
"no, l saia : mis miiiy uik attciub.
"Vfrv likelv. Have you had any ex
perfence in agriculture, practically?
ran i rp five i nave not.
Rnm irmt'not told me so.'' said the old
gentleman, putting on his spectacles and
looking over tnem at me wim asperity.
while he folded his paper into a conven
ient shape. "1 wish to reaa you wnsi
must have made me have that instinct.
It was this editorial. Listen, and see if it
was. you that wrote it :
"Turnips should never be palled it itjnret
them It la much better to send a boy up And let
him shake the tie.
" Now, what do you think of that ?
for I really suppose you wrote it ?
" Think of it ?" Why I think it is good.
I think it is sense. I have no doubt that,
every year, millions and millions of bush
els of turnips are spoiled in this township
alone by being pulled in a haV-ripecondi-tion,
when, if they had sent a boy Tip to
shake a tree "
"Shake your grandmother! Turnips
don't ctow on trees "'
"Oh, they dont, don't they? Well, who
said they did ? The language was intended
to be figurative, wholly figurative. Any
body, that knows anything, will know
that I meant that the boy should shake
Then the old person gt up and tore
his paper all into small shreds, and
stamped on them, and broke several things
with his cane, and said I did not know
as much as a cow ; and then went out,
and banged the door after him, and, in
short, acted in such a way that I fancied
he was displeased about something. Bat,
not knowing what the trouble was, I
could not be any help to him.
- Pretty soon after this a long, cadaver
ous creature, with lanky locks hanging
down to his shoulders and a week's stub
ble bristling from the hills and valleys of
his face, darted within the door, and
halted, motionless, with finger on lip, and
head and body bent in listening attitude.
No sound was heard. Still he listened.
No sound. Then he turned the key in
tke door, and came elaborately tip-toeing
toward me, till he was within long reach
ing distance of me, when he stopped, and,
after scanning my face with intense in
terest for a while, drew a folded copy of
our paper from his bosom, and said :
"There you wrote that Read it to
me, quick ! Relieve me I suffer."
I read as follows and as the sentences
fell from my lips I could see the relief
come I could see drawn muscles relax,
and the anxiety go oat of the face, and
rest and peace steal over the features like
the merciful moonlight over a desolate
" The guano la a floe bird, bat great care la nec
essary m rearing it. It should not be Imported
earlier than June nor later than September. Ia
the winter It should be kept In a warm place,
where It can hatch ost lta joung.
" It la evident that we are to have a backward
season for grain. Therefore, It will be well for
the farmer to ba setting oat hi corn-stalks and
planting his buckwheat cakes In July instead of
Concerning the Pumpkin. This berry ii a fa
vorite with the natives of the interior of New
England, who prefer It to the gooseberry for the
making of fruit cake, and who likewise give it the
S reference over the raspberry for reeding cows, as
eirg more filling and fully aa satisfying. The
pumpkin is the only esculent ef the orange famll
that will thrive in the North, except the gourd and
one or two varieties of the squash. Bat the cus
tom of planting it In the front yard with the shrub
bery is last going oat of vogue , for It la now gen
erally conceaea mat tne pumpKin, as a snaae tree.
Is a failure.
" Now, aa the warm weather approaches, and
the ganders begin to spawn "
The excited listener sprang toward me,
to shake hands, and said :
" There, there that will do ! I know I
am all right now, because you have read
it just as I did, word for word. Bat,
stranger, when I first read it this morn
ing, i said to myself, I never, never be
lieved it before, notwithstanding my
friends kept me under watch so strict, but
now I believe I am crazy ; and with that
I fetched a howl that yon might have
heard two miles, and started out to kill
somebody, because, you know, I knew
it would come to that sooner or later, and
so I might as well begin. I read one of
them paragraphs over again, so as to be
certain, and then J burned my house down
and started. I have crippled several peo
ple, and have got one fellow up a tree,
where I can get him if I want him. But
1 thought I would call in here aa T ruuuuri
along, and make the thing perfectly cer
tain ; ana now it ts certain, and 1 tell you
it is lucky for the chap that is in the tree.
X snouid nave killed him. sure, as T went
back. Good-by, sir, good-by you have
taken a great load off my mind. My rea
son has stood the strain of one of your
agricultural articles, and l know that
nothing can ever unseat it now. Qood-
1 felt a little uncomfortable about the
cripplings and arsons this person had
been entertaining himself with, for I could
not help feeling remotely accessory to
them ; but these thoughts were quickly
banished, for the regular editor walked
in 1 I thought to myself, now if you had
fone to Egypt, as I recommended you to,
might have had a chance to get my
hand in ; but you wouldn't do it, and here
you are. I sort of expected you.
The editor was looking sad, and per
plexed, and dejected. He surveyed the
wreck which that old rioter and those two
young farmers had made, and then said
" This is a sad business, a very sad busi
ness. There is the mucilage bottle
broken, and six panes of glass, and a spit
toon, and two candlesticks. But that is
not the worst. The reputation of the
paper is injured, and permanently, I fear.
Tree, there never was such a call for the
paper before, ana it never soia sacn a
large edition, or soared to such celeb
rity; but does one want to be famous for
lunacy, and prosper upon the infirmities
of his mind ? My friend, as I am an hon
est man, the street out here is full of peo
ple, and others are roosting on the fences,
waiting to get a glimpse of you, because
they think you are crazy. And well they
mient auer reading your editorials.
They are a disgrace to Journal
ism. Why, what put it into your
head that you could edit a paper
of this nature ? You do not seem to
know the first rudiments of agriculture.
You speak of a furrow and a . harrow as
being the same thing : you talk of the
moulting season for cows : and you recom
mend the domestication of the polecat
on account ot its playfulness and its ex
.-Hence as a ratter. Your remark tnat
clams will lie quiet if music be played to
them, was superfluous entirely super
fluous. .Nothing disturbs clams, ciams
always lie quiet. Clams care nothing
whatever about music. Ah, Heavens ana
earth, friend, it vou had made the acquir
ine of ignorance the study of your life,
you could not have graduated with higher
honor than you could to day. J. never
saw anvthme like it. rour oDservauon
that the horse-chestnut, as an article of
commerce, is steadily gaining in favor, is
simply calculated to destroy this journal
I want vou to throw uo your situation and
go. I want no more holiday I could not
enlov it if I had it. Certainly not with
you in my chair. I would always stand
T .1 1 . I l, l.n rminr.
ill uruau ul wiiat juu uiiui gumg w
recommend next. It makes me lose all
natienca everv time I think of your dis
eussincr oyster beds under the head of
' Landscape Gardening.' I want you to
on. Nothing on earth could persuade me
to take another holiday. Oh, why didn't
you tell me you didn't know anything
about agriculture ?
- well you, you cornstalk, you caDuage,
you son of a cauliflower 1 It's the first
time I ever heard such an unfeeling re
mark I tell you I have been in the ed
itorial business going on fourteen years,
and it's the first time I ever heard of a
man's having to know anything in order
to edit a newspaper. You turnip 1 Who
write the dramatic critiques for the sec
ond rate papers? Why, a parcel of pro
moted shoemakers and apprentice
apothecaries, who know just as much
about good acting as I do about good
farming, and ho more. Who review the
books? People who never wrote one.
Who do up the heavy leaders on finance ?
Parties who have had the largest oppor
tunities for knowing nothing about it.
Who criticise the Indian campaigns?
Gentlemen who do not know a war-whoop
from a wigwam, and who never have had
to run a foot-race with a tomahawk, or
pluck arrows out of the several members
of their families to build the evening camp
fire with. Who write the temperance ap
peals and clamor about the flowing bowl ?
Folks who will never draw a sober breath
till they do it in the grave. Who edit the
agricultural papers; you yam ? Men, as
a general thing, who fail in the poetry
line, yellow-covered novel line, sen
sation drama line, city editor lino,
and finally fall back on agricul
ture as a temporary reprieve
from the Poor House. You try to tell me
anything about the newspaper business 1
Sir, I have been through it from Alpha to
Omaha, and I tell you that the less a man
knows the bigger noise he makes and the
niener tne salary ne commands. Heaven
knows if I had been ignorant instead of
i.i . .i a i a a - . J r Ate
cuiuv&icu, tmu impuuent liisteau ui un
fident, I could have made a name for my
self in this cold selfish world. I take my
leave, sir. Since I have been treated as
you have treated me, I am perfectly willing
to go. But I have done my duty, I have
fulfilled my contract, as far as 1 was per
mitted to do it I said I could make your
paper ol interest to all classes, and 1 have,
I said I could run your circulation up to
twenty thousand copies, and il i had two
more weeks I'd have done it. And I'd
have given yon the best class of readers
that ever an agricultural paper had not a
farmer in it, nor a solitary individual who
could tell a water-melon from a peach-vine
to save his life. You are the ioser by this
rapture, not me, Pie-plant. Adlos."
Musty Food for Horses.
One of the principal and most frequent
diseases among horses and mules, caused
in a great majority of cases solely by the
permanent feeding of musty and dusty
food, especially musty hay, as has been
mentioned m a previous letter, is the so
called "heaves. Another disease, not
much less frequent, which reduces the
value of a good horse just as much, and
is also caused in many cases principally
by musty oats, musty corn and musty hay,
is the so called " moon-blindness."
In my opinion these two diseases alone
lessen the value of our horses and mules
enough in every year to induce us to con
sider whether it would be more profitable
to take more pains in the curing, shelter
ing and protecting of the hay, and to take
proper care of the grain, thus avoiding
these losses and having, moreover, a bet
ter market, and receiving higher prices
for the surplus of the grain and hay ; or
to let it go in the old negligent way, and
let each take care of itself, not to mention
that of damaged food, comparatively a
much larger quantity is required to keep
an animal, as some of it Is not digested,
and always a great deal Is refused and
Heaves and moonblindness, notwith
standing that the same, under ordinary
circumstances, never turn fatal, must be
considered the most important maladies
caused by musty food, on account of their
frequency and thir incurability when
nee fully deve'oped, but are by no means
the only ones. There are some other dis
eases and morbid conditions also more fre
quent than desirable, caused by the same
agency. So, a great many, perhaps the
most, cases of indigestion may be con
sidered as eithei primary or secondary re
sults of the same. The feeding of musty
oats, and probally of other musty food,
too, though in a less degree, exerts a mor
bid influence upon the functions of the
kidneys, and frequently produces a dis
ease known under the name of " diabetes."
Even cases are on record in which horses
have died in a very short time, almost sud
denly, being poisoned with musty oats.
Six such cases are reported by Prof. Var
nell in the thirty-filth volume of the Vet
erinarian. Some cases of typhoid dis
eases, also, are at least partially due to
Veterinarian, in Chicago
How to Cook Green Peas,
Pick the peas in the afternoon, let them
stand until time to prepare next day's din
ner, or, if not convenient to shell them,
until the day after. Put the shelled peas
into a large kettle of water, with a piece
of pork, and let them cook until they are
boiled out of their skins. That is how
not to treat peas, and yet it is the style in
which many treat one of the most delicate
of vegetables. Every hour that passes be
tween the picking and the cooking of
peas is attended with a deterioration in
quality. Those who buy peas must sub
mit to having them stale, but those who
raise them have only themselves to blame
if they do not enjoy them at their best.
Peas should be boiled in just water
enough to cover them. It should be
salted and boiling when the peas are put
in. Allow them to boil uncovered. The
time required varies with the age of the
?eas, from fifteen to twenty-five minutes,
'eas that require longer boiling, or need
the aid of a lump of ssds to make them
tender, are not to be considered as green
peas. When the peas are done, skim them
from the water or drain on a coiau
der, and place them in a vegetable dish.
with a good lump or butter, ine Eng
lish frequently cook mint with their peas,
and the French stew them with onions,
butter and narslev. These additions dis
guise the delicate flavor. Peas need only
salt and butter : sweet cream is an accept
able substitute for butter. American
USEFUL AND SUGGESTIVE.
Modlttns fowls should have a few
nails placed in the water furnished for
their use. The rust occasioned by the
nails renders them less liable to disease.
A Nsw England farmer gives the fol
lowing as a remedy for film on an ani
mal's eye : Pound and rub alum into a
DOWder. makim? it as nne as nower. r in
a common goose-quill partly full with it,
and from that blow it into the eye. But
if the eve is bruised by a blow, that is an
other matter, and the alum would proba
bly do.no good.
A correspondent of the Oneida Dis
patch says: "To destroy the currant
worms, go out at eight or nine o'clock in
the evening ind jar the bushes so as to
throw the worms on the ground. Do this
three successive evenings when the worms
make their appearance, lmswui nnisn
them for the present season, and if every
body will do it for three successive years,
it will destroy tne race.
Ctjbiotjs Hanging Basket. Procure
large sized turnip and scrape the inside
leaving a thick wall all round : fill the
cavity with earth, and plant in it some
clinging vine or morning glory. Suspend
the turnip with cords, and in a little time
the vines will twine around the strings,
and the turnip, sprouting from below
will nut forth leaves and stems that will
turn upward and curi graceiuuy arouuu
the base. .
Joseph Harris, Esq.. in his "Walks
and Talks on the Farm,'' in the American
Aoriculturitt, says: "No matter what
branch of farming we discuss, either the
oretically or practically, we are brought
back to the old, old story that, as a basis
of successful operation, we must have dry
clean land. Everything must be directed
to this one point. We can do nothing
without it ; we can do everything with it.
The Massachusetts Ploughman, in reply
to an inquiry as to whether ashes will de
compose bones, says : " The bones should
be pounded as finely as possible ; then put
into a tight tank and the ashes put upon
them trom time to time, and Kept moist
by drawing out the lye fi om the bottom
of the tank, and pouring it upon the
ashes." It thinks that this process will
result very satisfactorily in decomposing
A correspondent of Tiltoh's Journal
of Horticulture say s that in all cases where
grafting wax is generally used, it is batter
to apply instead a clay paste, tempered
with fresh cow dung, to make it more ad
hesive. The least excess of tallow or oil
in the composition of the grafting wax is
very deleterious it kills the wood as deep
as it strikes in, besides it is thus a worse
than useless expense, and is very tedious
The Canada Farmer says that the at
tacks of the apple tree borer may be pre
vented by washing the whole trunk of
the tree up to and including the forks of
the main branches, with soft soap, or a
solution of potash. The alkali kills the
eggs or young grubs as soon as hatched.
Insects are endowed with wonderful in
stincts, and it is very doubtful whether
the parent beetle ever deposits eggs on a
tree that is covered with strong alkali.
To Curb Gapes. Put one teaspoon
ful of wheat into a vial and pour on spir
its of turpentine sufficient to cover the
wheat, and keep the vial well corked.
Whenever you find symptoms of gupes
in a chick, open its mouth and compel it
to swallow one or two grains of the satu
rated wheat Repeat the operation morn
ing and evening as long as may be need
ed, and if commenced in time, it will cure
nine times out of ten. Uor. Cincinnati
W. D. Gentry, of Nashville, says : "As
a telegraph operator and a type-setter, I
would say to the public that, if in making
the letter I (capital) writers would put
under it the telegraph character repre
senting that letter, which is two dots,
thus, .. operators and many type-setters
would be enabled to distinguish I from J,
and avoid many annoying errors ; and if
the public generally, and especially s jnool
teachers, would adopt the suggestion, the
misfortune suffered by all who write iws
English language would be removed."
Fried Bread. Put into a common bis
cuit pan a heaping teaspoon ful of butter,
and let it melt and spread over the pan ;
then take enough slices of bread (stale
answers as well as any) to cover the bot
tom of the pan, and make a mixture to
dip them in by heating well two eggs and
pouring in milk enough to soak the bread;
season it with a little pepper and salt
make the bread quite moist ; then lay in
the butter and fry brown on one side, and
if too sott to turn, put tnem in tne oven
to brown on the top.
If any poison is swallowed, drink in
stantly half a glass of cool water, with a
heaping teaspoonful each of common salt
and ground mustard stirred into it. This
vomits as soon as it reaches the stomach.
But for fear some of the poison may re
main, swallow the white of one or two
eggs, or drink a cup of strong coffee
these two being antidotes for a greater
number of poisons than any other dozen
of articles known, with the advantage of
their being always at hand ; if not, a pint
of sweet oil, lamp oil, drippings, melted
butter, or lard, are good substitutes, espe
cially if they vomit quickly. American
A Retired Baker's Recipe for
Bread. Take an earthen vessel, larger
at the top than at the bottom, put in one
pint of warm water, one and a half pounds
of flour, and half a pint of malt yeast ;
mix well together and set away in a warm
place until it rises and falls again, which
will be in from three to five hours, 'inen
put two large spoonsful of salt into two
quarts of water, and mix with the above
rising ; then put in about nine pounds of
flour, and work it well ; let it rise until
light ; then make it into loaves. New and
runny flour requires one-fourth more salt
than old and dry flour. Bake as soon as
Peach Leather. Crush the peaches,
and force through a large colander or
coarse sieve by rubbing until nothing but
the skin and pits remain in the sieve, the
juice and pulp having passed through
into a trough or receptacle. The skins
and pits are thrown away, and the pulpy
substance poured and spread evenly upon
planed boards with raised edges, to avoid
its running off, or large sheet iron pans,
which have been previously greased.
These are placed in an oven to dry. When
the preparation is sufficiently hardened,
it is peeled off from the board or pan and
packed away for use. It is a delicious
nutritive, and healthy esculent, in its raw
state ; can be used as sauce, for pies,
cakes, &c, as well as the ordinary dried
peaches, and is altogether finer and bet
A colonel of a regiment which served
d urine the late war for a short time met
one of his men in the street a few days
since, and, after talking over camp life,
the former private said : " I tell you what
it is, Colonel, the boys nsed to grumble
about you, but they were ungrateful fel
lows ; they ought to be thankful to you,
for you always kept th.em out of tjanger,
Is a case in Germany, where a little
girl died from Injuries received by her
clothes catching fire, while locked up in a
room by herself, the mother was sen
tenced to three months' imprisonment
for manslaughter through carelessness.
Thb Phrenological Journal and
PicKum'9 Monthly. The July number begins
the Slat volume of this magazine, and contains,
besides Physiognomy, Ethnology, Psychology,
etc., portraits and characters of Beethoven, Sir
Samuel W. Baker and Wife, Governor Palmer, of
Illinois ; Mark Lemon ; The Governors of New
York ; Tapes of the Bey ron t Population ; Measur
ing Men ; Physical Education ; Ravages of Wild
Beasts ; Summer In the Fields ; Reform for Wo
men ; We moat Best ; Wit, with a Moral ; Love
and Liberty ; Vacations; The Invisible Monster;
Pastors' Wives ; Glimpses of a Western Editor ;
The Electric Post; Was St. Paul a Bichelor; Suc
cess in Life ; Equal Pay for Women ; Integrity ;
Up in the Skies ; To Correspondents, e'c. Only
S3 a year, and Is ottered at SI. BO for half a year.
from July to January. Address S. B. Wills, No.
Broadway, New York.
Evert Saturday. No. 28, for July 9,
gives ub an illustration of the " Fourth of July
Orator" of former t;mes, and also a full-page en
graving containing several scenes ol the way the
boys of twenty or thirty years ago u-ed to cele
brate, the glorious Fourth. The other Illustra
tions arc: Class-Duy at Harvard College; Croquet;
Poetry," from a painting by E. J. Poynter ; The
Bird of Prey; Portrait of George Grote, Vice-Presi
dent of the London.Univereity. The Mystery of
Edwin Drood Is continued, and other chapters
will be published in the next number. Fislds,
Osgood tt Co., Boston, Masa. $5. CO per annum ;
ten cents for single number.
tW See advertisement of Buckeye Thresh 'r.
Darnos Catarrh Snuff
Strengthens Weak Eyes Improves the Hearing,
oeuuves nesoacue, jrromotes J&xpecioration,
Cures Catarrh m lta wont forms, and sweetens the
Breath. It contains no Tobacco, is mild, and nro-
motes a pleasant sensation and beneficial result? to
ail wno appreciate "AUiear used." Sola every-
wnere oy uruggistB.
Sjddbh A Wirmuu, Agents,
104 William 8t. New Turk
A Broadside for Humbugs.
Incompetence and assurance generally go hand
in hand, and of all the tribe of pretentious know-
nothings with which society is afflicted, the un
scientific "medicine men" who attempt to tamper
with the health of the community are tho most
dangerous and the most impudent.
So much by way of Text. Now for a special and
it appears that a mushroom growth of so-called
" Bitters," is springing up under different names
la various localities, particularly in the Southern
and Western Stitrs, which the venders have the
hardihood to recommend to easy-going people
apon whom they think they can impose, as a sub
stitute for Hostettcr's Stomach Bitters, long recog-
nlz d by every class as the purest and best medi
cated stimulant and lnvlgorant the world af
The concoctions referred to being composed of
worthless material, offer a larger margin for profit
than thit Celebrated Tonic, and herce the anxiety
of dol'ar worshipping dealerso foist them upon
the public in its place.
But "forewarned Is forearmed," and all parties
whom these distinguished (libelees sre endeavor
ing to coax and inveigle into substituting trash for
a siauu&ru remeay, are nereoy lniormea or tne sel
fish and sordid motives which underlie the repre
sentations in question.
The great popularity and vast sales of Hostot-
ter's Bitters cannot, of course, be seriously lm-
psrea Dy tnese "tucks ot trade, but as tne debil
itated an J suffering have a direct interest In the
matter, it is only an act of common humanity to
put tnem on ineir guard.
Dr. Scott, the uroonetor niid editor of the TaCh-
an n, O., Star, a prominent phTPicUn, save : Parry
Davta Jtoin Killer , the old and well known remtj
dy, .vtrcn has acqniredn world wide renown for
the core or endden colds, eonghe, etc., weak
atomacn, general aeomty, nnrsme norm month.
cankered month or throat, liver complaint, dys
pepsia or indigestion, cramp and pain in.tue stom
ach, bowel complaint, painters cone, Asiatic
cholera, diarrhea and dysentery, has lost none of
Its good name by repeated trials; bnt continues
to occupy a prominent position In every family
wo in -ill cneer.
Batcheior's (tair irve.
This pl9D41d flair Dye is the beet In the world,
use only true ana perfect irrs; ft amies, rename, in
alant&ncoos; no disappointment ; no ridiculous
tints; remedies the ill effects of bad eyoe; tnvlg
otMm and leaves the Hair soft sud benutiful black
or brown. Bold by all Droggvits and Fornrmers,
sari properly applied at the WaS Factory, 16 Bond
street, raew xorw
Wives and Hot hern. Only woman know wliat
women endure ; and if there be any way of assuaging
the distress of bodi
an da exac rience. dav after dav and week after week.
ly uu mina wnicn so many iitou-
with a fortitude which nuts to shame the boastful cour
age of man. who will deny that so grat a blessing to
the sex should be fonnd In every household ?
Millions of men have been benefited by Its use, but
among the feeble and sickly of the opposite gender,
who. perhaps, reed it most. Its virtues, are not so
widely known. This foremost remedy of the ago this
pfcioc lor every apecies oi atDuiry, general or locat,
conatltutloual or casual, la t.a bttattobi Brrrna.
One rlaht of woman, at least, will be conceded the
rlaht of strengthening herself to sustain the Ills of
wnicn i ne iawi oi nature nave maae aer me unio: lu
It von do not feel well vou send for a doctor.
he calls upon yon, looks wise, scrawls some hiero
glyphics upon a piece of paper which you take to
a drug store and there pay 50 cents to f 1.00, be
sides the doctor's fee, for a remedy nine times out
often not half so good as Dr. Moesx's Iwdian
Root Pilt9, which cost bnt 25 cents per box. Do
you think the former the best because you pay the
most for it? If you do, we advise you to use, just
as an experiment, the Mouse's Indian Root
Pills. They are prepared from a formula pro
nounced by the most learned physicians of our
country, to be the best and most universal of fam
ily medicines. The Mouse's Indian Hoot Pnjs
care Headache, Liver complaints. Indigestion,
Dyspepsia, Female irregularities, tc and are put
noro sugar-coat eo. ana piain. uive mem
Bold by all dealers.
The acknowledged healthfolness, unrivaled flavor
dellfArv. rmat convenience and extraordlna-v cheaD.
ness of 8x. Moss Fajuxx, will always keen it In the
foremost place among articles intended for a tab e-
The Most Popular Medicine Extant.
1840, Thirty Tears 1870
Since the Introduction of
. Thirty years It baa beon before tbe public, and In tbat
time hae become known in all parte of tbe world, aad
oeen as mi oy people oi mil nation.
It remains, to-dav. that same rood and efficient rem
edy. Its wonderful power In relieving; tbe most severe
pains bat never been e-inaled, and It has earned its
world-wide nonnlarlty bv Its Intrinsic merit. No enra-
Uve agent has bad so wide spread sale or given uuch
anivers.ii Sanilac. ion.
Directions accompany tacta bottle.
J. IV. HARRIS Sc CO..
SoU by all Drssfffflata.
Will all those Afflicted with
COUGH or CONSUMPTION
Bead the following and learn the value of
-A. Hi Us HI 1ST ' Si
DR. LLOYD, cf Oblo, Surgeon In tbe army daring
the war. from expoanre contracted consumption. He
says: I have no bpsttancy In stating that it was by
the use of yonr LUNG BALSAM that I am now alive
and enjovlng health." .
DR. FLETCHER, of Missouri, says: " I recommend
yonr BALSAM in preference to any other medicine
for Coughs, and It gives satisfaction .
ALLEN'S LUNG BALSAM
Is the remedy to cure all Lunr and Throat difficulties.
It should b thoroughly tested before nslng any other
Balsam. It win cure when all others fall. Directions
accompany each bottle.
JT. AT. BARKIS & CO.,
3T SOLD BV ALL DRUGGISTS.
IF THE SCIENTIFIC BODIES OF ALL CIVIL
I.KD COUNTHIKS HAVE UNITED I PRAISING
II OFF" S MALT EXTRACT, AND HAV8 BlbTUW
ED UPON ITS OttlGIN STOB MANY MEDALS AND
DlI'i.OMAS -. Then e feel certain that the Connmp
tlve uses It with coniler.es; the wtalc and invalid take
it as the beat tonic, nnd as a constant drink, and that
people aflected with Loss of Appetite, DrioeDtlH D
uty. Congba, Colds, etc., try It, and find tbe sam ben
indeed a health-giving and
SOLD BY ALL DRUOOI8TS AND GBOCKBb.
T ABB A XT V GO. STU Green wleh Mi.. -V .
BQIdB AGgNTS FOB UKITSP STATXS, '
SHAFTING. HANGERS, PULLEYS
rnUPRFKR ION COUPLINGS.
BALL AKS SOCXST ACJT73TABLX HAK0I8S VITH
erxr LrasiSAtais iovssal box.
W. h.T. Two Hundred Uld FiflT PullCT. SS OS aSM
Hmncer Pattern ot uniform atrl sad watabl
Oaalltr of work Mmal ad rrtww lower thaa say stavr
IB tae market.
uatmlogues sni rree, or igmiinwi ow nppuunnwa.
LANE 8c, BODLET,
John Si Water Streets, Clnclnoatl, Ohio.
12 Tools In one. Pocket
Bale, Baler, Sqasrs, Bev
el, Screw Drlvrr, Chisel,
Compasses, scissors, uut-
Inventors who wtiti to tae out Letters Pateatais
sdvlsed to counsel with MUlfll CO editors ol oa
SctmtOlc Ameticnn, who nave prosecuted c lei ems be
f3re the Patent Office lor over Twenty Tears. Their
American and European Pa'rnt Aaaocy is the matt
exteastre In the world. Caaraes teas than say other
rouawe arener. A pampmei cwaiainiaa laii uuumi
ttoua to Inventors la sent gratis.
37 Park Row, Raw Tors.
Black as the Raven's Wins
Is Kidder's Raven Indelible Ink. It Sows freely, sever
blots, and nevor fades. Used at easily ss c samon
Ink. wits a steel oraqalll ten. Remerabar " llavoo
Ink." Sold everywhere.
KlDUKlt WATiUJlKfiLU Manufacturers, r. s.
C' V It I ohit Y A io and B70 (O) bin sent as a ean-
oaity for 50 cti. AC Jones, 27 Otis Block, Chlcaco.
nnacninnlom narHft, are aalllna worthless Bwlss
Watches bearlns trademarks very nearly alia liar to
rha traoaiaarka nf aanntna Waltham Watches.
This Is not only s fraud on the purchaser, bat a treat
Injury to the reputation of the genuine watch .
ro svoia imposition, ooyun .uQiuuioMBbvu a "
reaulne Waltham Watches, snd take no other. This
. tne only safe rule, sines some sellers freqarmtlT b
desvor to sell other watches In preference on which
larger pronto are maae
marks of the various styles are;
a unninAH WATCH Go
AMN. WATCH Co
a uRRiniN WATCH Co-Crescent-st-Wa'thare Mass.
APPI-ETON, Tit ACT Co.
WALTHAM WATCH Co....
. Waltham, Mass.
p. o. H A UTLiSri 1
HOME WATCH Co
Examine the spelling of
buying Any variation even of a ataxia letter Indies
For sale By au leaaiag jswoiors.
ROBBINS k APPLETOH,
n moral Agents 1 SV9 Broad war 1
For Farm and Neighborhood Use.
Thresher and Gleaner
This Machine Is In every wsy superior to anything of
the kind ever introduced, it is maue oi ana pest mala
rial. Is compact and handsomely finished, and does Its
work ss well or better than the best of the large
ihl, WIU, nnr new PLANET LEVBR PO WatB
n no a nnraai and four horses It will thresh from 100 to
200 bushels of wheat, and from 300 to 00 bushels of
oats per day; separating thoroughly, and deli vering the
grain lit lor marios ajiu uic owow iu nisu uuui.iiru.
or a farm, and is afforded at a price within react, or any
1 UO PVUaiia W wan; uoww. uj mw .".i j .w.
Send for Descriptive Circular.
Standard Sorgo Machinery,
Victor Cane MM,
VICTOR GRAIN DRILL,.
FARM, SCHOOL AND 0HUR0H BELLS.
Circulars snd Price Lists of the above Machines, also
the Sorgo Band Book for i870, will be sent free on ap-
Dllcatlon. Parties desiring the Agency tor any of lbs
above Machines will please address aa wi thon t delay,
ss we are now completing oar arrangements tor ths
BLTMTKB, FEABINO A CO., Chisago. III.
Office and Warehouse, cor. Beach snd Be bor-sts.
Blymyer, Day Co., Mansneld, Ohio.
my III J rr, puruiu aa vw ., waguuay, vuw.
LARGEST! BEST! CHEAPEST!
Enterprise, Industry, Tact, Liberality, ssol
the Beat Tsleat
Have for over Twenty years been freely ased upon
MOORE'S RURAL NEW-YORKER
Aad aa a result It Is now, pre eminently, the Largest,
Best sad Cheapest Iixustbatbs Buhl, Lmtan
mn riaii.T wmi.r In the World. Teas of thou
sands of wkle-awaka People, all over the Continent,
lege ana aamire ine nuaar. lor us superior .sassy.
Value, iKHroM-iss, ktyl'.itc.
The FRESH ssd PEOPLE PRAISE IT I
For eia m me. an Exchange says: -Tata kusal sr
(As mast Elegantly rrlnua. Ibly Edits, Wlalaly ctros
lated and Hrarttly Welcomed FapT, as s icAofe, otAtcA
now JtndA Bs way among the neple."
t3kf- Vol. XXir; begins July 1. Try It ! Only SI 50 per
volume of 3 numbers, or (Spar year. Lsjes to clubo
Susecrlt Noal Address
D. o. T. muuhb. 41 ran now, sw i era .
ton-hole-Cutter, Paper- Knife, Eraser at reoeu
ar. Agenta wanted, male and female. Sample
teel) by mall, with Urmi to acoeta, 30c. Bllv
tl ; Gold do., S3. Address Combination To
Isicer Street, New Tort
This is NO PATENT MBDICISB HUM BUG, gotten
lp to dupe tne ignorant ana oreasjous, dot is is rsswo,
wnted sa Del tig composed of rare and precious sab
ranrio hnmrhl rVnm tho frtar nvnm nf tfaeaarth. ear-
ried seven times across the Great Desert of Bal arah oa
the backs of fourteen camels, and brought across ths
Atlsntlc ocean on two snips." is n a ssstste, sssss.
toot'mg Kem'dy.a perfect pectjtr tor UTini ana
" Cold in ths lis six" also iar offensive Breath, Loss
or Impairment or the Sense of Smell, Taste or Hearing,
Watering or Weak Ey a. Fain or Pressure In ths Head,
when caused, as they all not nnfrequenlly are, by the
violence oi caiaarn. M
1 offer. In good faith, a standing Reward of SSOO
a a,u nf I'atirrh that I rannnt core.
FOB BALK BY MOST DRUGGISTS EVERY V7UKRS.
rarox OS Uatsrre.
Sntby mall, neat paid, on receipt of BrxTT I Bars.
Four packages for .2.00 or I Dosen for Sfi.00.
Send s two cent stsmp f jr Dr. Sage's psmpblst on
catarrh. Aauress tne rropnetor,
K. vTpLEKCE. M-D-a
BtJTTXxo, IT. T
TTHlft A CIRCULAR of great Uteres to everybody
a aaaross is. a. uaijijAn uaa, aoioaau, uaw.
CESTA BL.IMHKD 1MO.I
WELCH S& (iUIFFITIlS
MAWBi 1HI I SAWS I
SA WI of all descriptions. AXJQS. BAL TIN aad
MILL FUHJnSHTNOS. aBOTUBSAWa Witt
Bona Teem, or wttn raTsorr aUwrrsTaBua rota
tupcrior to alt Inserted Teeth Bam.
Xtr BentprVrlee Ltat tndT rcuCra. aaa
WELCH oV MRirriTDS.
Boaton. Mass, sr Detroit Salads.
SOMETHING NEW AND USEFUL.
Needed In every family. Best Instrument ever nsed.
Physicians and ladles have only to exam Ins It to satis
fy thsmselvas of Its many advantages. Large discount
to sswsssBssi anu agsnia. oena lor circular.
GEORGE T. SHAW, Agent.
Boom 14 Major Block, Chicago. SS.
A Superior to snv In the mark
Manufacturers, Mi State street, Cblcago
ket L. J. ill oases aoasa
Is Better mi Cheaper than Soap.
Wholesale in Chicago and St. Louis by
gists and Grocers
bstb. ENOCH MOEGAN'S SOWS' is.
A ORE AT MEDICAL DISCOVERT
Br. walkeb'8 QAxrroaariA
Hundreds of Thousands
THKT ABB MOT A TTLK
Msds of Few Raw, Whiskey, Freer Brirlte
id Befase Ll,aors doc torso., spieea aansrweev
sned to please the taste, eallafl "Toniee, TV'
Restorers," Ac, that leaa ts wspii
i1i nnsennsss and ruin, but are a trow MeSBssae. aws
from ths Nstlve Boots and Halt) sMIaa)BwwSsa4tais
frees mil Alcoholic Btiasalsustsw They are the.
OREAT BLOOD PCBJBIM
nmsn PBINCIPLI a perfect BsWawaaoraasV
InvUrorator of the System, carry! a" o all rxlsoaoas
randressertad-iswi ssoooi w a " wi i
to person can take thess Bitters esse rasas so aw
tlon aad remain lows unwsn.
si awl will be riven for an laeurabla ease, pi u i aa.-
the bones srs not destroyed by mineral possosi er
. .a ,,. wltal oraaoa wasted heTOBn thS)
point of repair.
For Ulaststatarr Knot caraBie
tiaras and Gait, Dyspepsia. rr lsiBIBawsiassi
Bllloas, Reml neat aad I ateraaltteat wwwmwm
Diseases of (be Blood, Liver, M,lder ana
Bladder, these Bitters have Laa aaoel isuuiw.
fal. Hark DIsmsmus are easstd by Tlilstsa
Bleed. wb lea is awasrsnypiuSaas-r
of theDlseatlve Onana.
nVHPKPSIA OR INDIOZHTlUSi
. . . r1n In laaBSnaldSSB filial BS TlahBsaTI tb
Chest. TtUalnass. Soar Kraetatlons of Has :
Bad taata la the Mouth. BlUoraa Alts all. 1
r ,k . n..r inflammation oi the Lu. jrs. rata la i
iijlis- "' the Kidneys, aad a hundred other f stare I
symptoms, srs ths or apnnra or i
They In vis-orals ths
ssd llvsr sad bowels, wlilsh rsaSsr
efficacy in sleanslns ths blood of all Imparities, sod
Imparting new life aad visor to ska wkole ajMsss
FORHKIN PIBBABaSB, BJ aasieas. i ssiarwwa..
Rhuem, Blotches. Spots, I imdss.Pastansa.BBBr-Ba-
bmnclca, Rlnc-Wonns. Scald Hess , Bora a jam, t
tT. itch. Scurfs, Dtacolo rations of the I
and Diseases of the Skin, of whatever e
... iiuraiivdaanD and carried out of thai
short tlms by ths ass of these Bitters. One cotOe in
such cases will convluss Ska siiist laearaassae-asortsassr
Cleanse the Vitiated' Blood hasMsar yow Bad Its
Impurities burstlns thronh the skin InPlmploa.Xmp
Uons or sores ; cleans, it when yoafiad It ulilll BSBsil
aad slussish lathe veins ; stsanas It waaalt la real.
aad your fseltnas wulteiiyowwasm. a. f
pnro and the health of the system will follow.
TtHt TAFB and otner wuane, ' lue
system of sa many thousands, srs effectually nm'JJ
ed and removed. For fall directions, read ceuaBsSaT
the circular around each bottle, pnniea is -
SBBist rrnfllth German, Trench ssd Spanish.
J. WALKJER, Proprietor. B. B. MoDOSALP si
Drug-lets aad Oea. Agents. Sea Fraacssso, CaL.
and S3 aad SA Commeres Street, Bew ToTk.
rar- SOLD BT ALL D TfPOOIBTB ASP PT 1 1 ! .
nalnaao cttv Fair. Laraest works of ths kind IB BBS
Ask your grocer lor Prassl rig's Vlaegsr.
tar export aad slUpp" mm or rma tr wwuMejM-
999 Pwarl Bt.9 Ws
i ma trolllaa salt stands aaruual. tat eatcslng plks.
plskereL bais, trout. Ac II Is far superior to any sin
SSnskVaas. A Uelaoosmt to the
Trade. By wen OTSiprss.. erteo Six. l
.UMS ss. irsairigi, njracaaai r.. . .
CI-MOO I. TEA (HERN WiIHI.-ri
O sal. sad Assists!!, to mat
aurreif -rSi-onrSoa ts Tastta BM9
Western Statvra. Bend for Mntaal Plan. SIS
avaOaSlo report. Address (with stamp) ts
EDUCATIONAL UNION." TS7 Broadway. If
moatt, par. for THIDAIIV .uhSa-
wrsMrrvn i 111
W yCt trnwiiCu maChin
the Lock Butch " (silks oa
. - BhaUla UaaMBS BOld
for 1m tkan
M0. UeoMoal by Wbaalor WUaos. arpvor SJSW,
aad Blngei Co. All other
chinas sold for lags tkan S
the sailer aad user nable to
Oris sou, class, as uu
a, Obicago. Ill-, or St. Le
C igatlroa. b-cauao the short relief they afford la fo,
m,4 by stul nor. terrible eonsUoa ssd s general
aggravation ot ths eteeaaa. For sese tba salkJ laja
Uve, corrective, aad tonic operation of TaJaaj-r'e r
raaasacassrr BBLraan Areaies-r, I, literally the osa
thins needful. Almost Imperceptibly, and without
any griping pain, it restores toe natural
nan ol ChKwola. while It tones shear i
lining, and thus prsvonts a return of the
wnen the lazaMsa aeUoa ol Ut. sfrasaM. I
drMht ""fiLDBT ALL DRUGGISTS.
a. nt(s. f w w Hutch " i.'i U WsUrTaDwa Br
i-SSml Ail I oSr mmehtmm with ud
sates. Pa Chleaso, HI. ar Bastoa, sfsss.
Weed Family Favorite
FAMILY SEWIHO A.t,JB
For an klads of lam II y work n
Agsau wasted In evaryeeuaty A Mbarel a
reader to BwolaaSe aljhar sax. or a.y anHaalT wflj.
stssmerlsm. Spiritualism, aad bsssreds of other eart
oaVeiporlraonU. Itoaa b obtained by saadlag ad
toeee, srltt. is tsmt. PtfiZ.
Ho. si swsBS sirsth st. Phllsdalphi..
YH7 WILL PAT AOJtNTS
S per weak sad az
s T peoses, to sen ti
O 1 THIT ABB HOT A VTLE f Ijj