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TOE THE FAIR SEX
The so&of a leading lawyeirin New
York^some^ears ago, was attracted bj
flie innocent face and quick wit of a
Welsh chambtrrmiid in kto father's
house, and declared that he preferred
her to all tho fashic nable beauties who
: courted bis notice. His family
protected, but to no purpose. The
only concession he would make was to
consent to go to Europe for three
years before marrying the girl. In the
meantime, having fin independent for
tune, the lover placed her at one of the
beat schools in New York. The girl
wa3 ambitious and devoted iu her af
fection for the man who had chosen
her. He returned, found her more
-lovely than ever. They were married,
and the lady is now one of the leaders
of society in the city where they live
?a noble, refined, charming woman.
? An eminent jurist, "well-known in
Pennsylvania in the early part of this
century, was "making the circuit" on
horseback, and stopped for dinner at
the house of a farmer. The daughter
of the farmer waited on them, and
the judge?who had been a cynic about
women?observed the peculiar gentle
' ness of her voice and a certain sweet
candor in her face. After dinner the
" Mary, bring the judge!s horae."
Mary started to the fleld, which was
inclosed by a barred fence. Laying
her hand* on the topmost rail she vault
ed lightly over.
? I saw,'? said the judge afterward,
" for the first time, a woman with the
mind and body I should require in my
wife. I called again and again at
Farmer C.'s. At last I sent Mary to
school for a couple of years, and here
she is," nodding to the stately matron
v/ho presided at his table.
The sons of the judge and this Maud
Muller all' at tamed distinction; one,
like his father, at the bar; another was
an eminent divine, and ? third was a
Southern candidate for the presidency.
AH were noted for their nery elo
quence, their high sense of honor and
a certain appetite for fighting which
was well sus tamed by strong physical
health. The judge had not been mis
taken in Mary's qualities of mind or
' " A Thin Beed In a Woman's Dress.
The dresse3 of early days were main
ly of calico. A silk dress was almost
an unknown quantity. No girl of to
day would consider herself well dressed
unless she was surrounded by at least
from sixteen to twenty yards of single
width material Eight yards were
then sufficient to malce even the most
fastidious girl happy. Overskirts aid
plaits7 and flounces, and polonaises,
and puffs, and ilutings, and side
panels,-and trimmings and fringes,
mid such gew gaws were unheard and
unthought of. The waist was made
plain. Five breadths, each a full yard
wide, were sewed together side by
side, leaving the top and bottom of the
prpoosed dress of exactly the same
width, diameter and circumference.
Just imagine it, girls! Fifteen feet of
dress! Then the upper part, that
which wa3 to encircle the waist, was
gathered and tacked fast to a belt, the
gathers of the same width, depth and
thickness at all points around the
waist, which, if it did not add to the^
symmetry of the prospective wearer,'
must certainly have rendered
less chilling the hard winters which
tho old folk3 love to talk about, and,
as one old lady put it, "made - a waist
belie its name and look like a bale of
hay tied hi the middle."
"Didn't the skirt?fifteen feet of
-sag. around the feet?" asks a
destiny which shapef oar ends
them as we may,
to that effect. And there
Testiny, in the presence of a
^5ng, thin, pliable piece of reed, that
shaped the ends of those dresses. " Thjs
reed or rattan was Tun through a hem
on the lower section of the skirt,which
gave the latter a rounding, healthy
appearance like unto the nether ex
tremities of a molasses barrel Indeed,
the writer is informed that it-was no
uncommon thing for girls, when these
reeds would become fractured or dis
located, and thus be compelled to sus
pend business, to place in their stead
barrel and even hogshead hoops to
keep the skirts at a respectful and"
fashionable distance from their ankles.
It is to be presumed that while these
circus arrangements were considered
just the thing by the girls, they must
have met with objection from the fel
lows who were compelled to do their
courting in another county.
Tho leadmg bonnet is the gable-roof
^^jBfack dresses are again in high
Only out-door costumes are made of
each emir e des Indes.
Ottoman silks .ire combined with
plain velvets in new spring costumes.
Birds and fruits form a part of the
design of many of the dressiest sat
Honeycomb cloth and pressed flan
nels in very bright colors are in style
for very small children's coats. "
The hair, when dressed very high, is
' ornamented with tortoise-shell, amber,
jet, rolled-gold, or silver combs and
The latest plain silk hose have large
alligators intwined about with ivy
vines) executed in silk embroidery and
. fine fancy beads.
Visites with ends falling to the
knees in front are more diminutive
than formerly, so as not to hide the
beauties of the toilet beneath.
Among the novelty trimmings we
find cashmere intermingled with gold,
mixtures of leather and gold lace, plain
leather laces and plain leather pipir gs.
Three thicknesses of satin, shined
on cords and secured to the crown of
the hat in double box plaits so as to
produce the shell style, is new and ef
The latest ribbons are the velvet
centers with cashmere figures on either
side, Ottomans .with brocade figu-es in
all shades, and velvet:? with cashmere
Sheer mull muslins, dotted, sprigged
or figured in Greek squares, stars and
other designs, are made up in large
.quantities for'young girls' graduating
8&d commencement dresses.
Fancy soft silks with all-over pat
terns, Ottoman gauzes, black la^e with
Grecian figures, Scotch plaids with
golden lines, figured and fancy crepes,
are the accepted trimming fabrics.
At the Louvre, Bon Marche and
other leading Paris houses, on openi?g
days, visite mantles have been shown
that are made of velvet gauzes, trimmed
wifb rows of lace, beads and chehlle.
Colored dresses for bridemaids are
made of crape de Chine, of shrimp
pink, pale blue and foam-green shades;
^and are worn with the coquettish bas
>feet bonnets that are trimmed with
blc\ssoms and velvet ribbon.
Tfeted nun's veiling in shades of
pale terra cotta, crushed strawberry,
raspberryj.com blue and ashes of- roses,
will take the place, in a measure, of
the cream and white wools so popular
for evening dresses last summer.
A simple and graceful overskirt has
deep, round apron front that reaches
to "the foot of theunderskiit. Several
thick; full plaits are laid at each side
of the apron, and the back has two
full breadths of the material to bj
draped in soft folds.
Tailoi'-male dresses grow in popular
favor. They will be worn foe lawn
tennis an I croquet parties for the
house, the seaside and mountain use,
and in all colors, light and dark.while
black and tinted, according to the oc
casion, time and place.
New styles in hats and bonnets are
r the Langtry, with the crown set low
j and the front raised; Patti, a medium
j poke with square crown; Bernadine,
j projecting front, sloped at the sides
, and raised in the back; Gem, a small
, bonnet with Normandy crown; Es
. cort, with double-edged brim and bell
; erown; Rival, a walking hat; Crescent,
, square bell crown, brim sloping front
? and back with inverted edge; Mag
I nolia, oval crown and curved brim;
j CRfton, a dres3 hat, drooping over the
face; Promenade, walking hat with
round crown and Derby brim;-Con
quest, dress hat; Eedora, handsome
dress hat with square crown, narrow
and droopmg en the right, a raised
curve on the left and double-edge
brim; Coquette, bonnet similar to last
season's Langtry, and the Bon Ton,
with its low, square crown sloping at
the back, deep brim high in front,
close at the sides and short in the
A Remarkable Medical Case.
The death of Professor Van Buren
will recall to the medical profession
one of the mrst remarkable cases of
transfusion of blood that has occurred
in this country, and one which at the
time the operation was performed at
tracted universal attention among
men of science. A poor patient had
lain in the hospital at the island for
nearly ten years, slowly dying of mor
tal disease of the wasting and degen
erative type. The disease was one that
modern pathology has found allied to
leprosy?equally malignant and scarce
ly more curable than its dreaded rela
tive. The man's limbs were covered
with ulcerated spots, his fingers and
toes were useless and had been nearly
obliterated by the disease, and the djr
sal surfaces were marked by large
areas of pigmentation such as occur in
leprous taint. In addition to the orig
inal disease, the left lung was deeply
excavated with tubercle and the man
had at most only a few weeks to live.
Under the circumstances, although
transfusion had neverjbeen tried as a
remedy for diseases of the blood, Pro
fessor Howe decided to see what could
be accomplished by transfusion, and,
as a first experiment, injected into the
patient's circulation between five
and six ounces of undefibrinated
blood, mixei with a little am
monia. The effect was wonder
ful Within a short period the
ulcerated surfaces began to heal; the
spots of pigmentation began to vanish;
strength returned, <*ind the improve
ment in every respect was marked.
The transfusion which had resulted so
favorably was repeated with equally
beneficial consequences, and such was
I the attention excited by it that Dr.Van
Buren exhibited the man to his class
in the medical department of the Uni
versity of the City of New York as a
new departure in surgical science.
The operation was afterward per
formed in four other cases of the same
kind, complicated with phthsis. In
one of these case3 the phthsis had
made such progress that the transfu
sion induced hemorrhage of the lungs.
In the other three the improvement
was marked and immediate, though
not so extraordinary as in the case
shown by Dr. Van Buren, who, for j^e
last four years, has been one of me
most steadfast advocates of the opera
tion, not alone in the instances of ex
haustion from loss of blood, but in
cases of wasting disease. The report
of these remarkable cases in the medi
cal journals of the day gave a new im
pulse to the waning popularity of
transfusion in Europe, and it has since
taken its place as a legitimate surgical
preccdure among such authorities as
Tait and Langenbeck.?ISewYorh
The New South.
In the course of an article descrip
tive of life in the South, Henry C.
Bowen says in the New York Inde
pendent: The newspaper readers of
the North can have no adequate idea
of the vastly altered condition of things
'since the war. During a recent trip
from New York to Texas, visiting en
route the principal cities in Virginia,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida,
Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisi
ana Arkansas, Tennessee and Ken
tucky, the writer was not only met
everywhere with the proverbial open
hearted cordiality of the Southern, but
was everywhere impressed by the
evidences of a new departure in the
growth of commerce and those yearn
ing and ambitious ideas that are the
true harbingers of undoubted pros
perity. In conversation with public
officials, editors of newspapers, pro
fessional men, merchants, and the
traveling public, one is agreeably sur
prised at the friendly tone and cheere'ul
sentiment of the people, especially in
view of the utterances of Northern
papers and Northern politicians.
To-day the earnest desire of the
residents of every Southern town and
city is that Northern people may settle
among them. No shotguns are in.
waiting. Men and capital are wanted
to develop the great resources of the
country. Freedom of speech and
political opinions are guaranteed to all
alike in almost every part of the
The Southerners are just now learn
ing that Cotton is not the king he was
supposed to be, and that a diversity of
crops is necessary in order to achieve
success as planters.
Two rich fields are opening to-day
to the young men of this country?
the great West and the fertile South.
The far-sighted man sees the great
opening for capital in the completion
of the Northern Pacific railroad next
summer. He also sees the rich future
of the South, within the next two
years, when a mail-train will leave the
city of New York every day for the
city of Mexico.
" What a noisy world this is,"
croaked an old frog, as he squatted on
the margin of a pool. " Do you hear
those geese, how they scream and hiss?
what do they do it for?" '?Oh just to
amuse themselves," answered the little
field mouse. "Presently we shall
have the owls hooting; what is tnat
for?" "It's the music they like best,"
said the mouse. "And those grass
hoppers?they can't go homo without
grinding or chirping; what do they
do that for?" "Oh they are so happy
they can't help it," said the mouse.
"You'll find excuses for all. 1 believe
you don't understand music, so you
j like hideous noi-es." "Well, friend, to
be honest with you,'' said the mouse,
I "I don't^reatly"admire any of them ;
but they are all sweet in my ears com
pared to the constant croaking of a
Rh umatisin in a Nutshell.
People seem to forget that if disease
goes out through the pores, mischief
.03 surely gce< in through the stomach. [
|K they will persist in eating fruit, |
tough meat, and the unhallowed baked
j bean in the evening or latter part of
\ the day, when the digestive organs are
j not at their best, dyspepsia wiU cer
! tainly follow, and rheumatism its in
evitable result. Rheumatism is of
cours) aggravated by dampness; any
one might say exasperated by tea and
coffee. Those delightful stimulants
for warm weather seem to be injurious
in the winter?they are a device of the
enemy. The revised Book might well
read: " An I while men slept the enemy
sowed" tea. Certain it is if cocoa
was drunk in place of t a and coffee
during the cold season, rheumatism
would have few enterta'ners.?Boston
The Ecyptian war cost England
$22,790.000, a third as much as tlu
iwar in Afghanistan.
THE FABM USD HOUSEHOLD.
iJIme a Preventive of Hot.
Mr. 0. S. Bliss, of Georgia, Vt.,
writes as follows concerning his treat
ment of [potatoes threatened with rot:
I believe the use of air-slacked lime
will check any tendency to rot. I have
for several years practiced the sprink
. ling of a small quantity of such lime
upon ray potatoes at the time of
storing them in bins. Though I ven
ture no positive assertion in this di
rection, yet I believe such treatment
has resulted in cheeking any tendency
to rot. I always intend to reject aU
specimens affected with the disease be
fore they are stored in the ceilar. I
have generally found more or less fci
number of affected tubers which ap
pear to have beert diseased before
storing, hence I have thought the lime
dried up the rot While I haive great
faith in the use of lime, yet I hesitate
to recommend it as a positive specific.
The following method of raising
young plants of fuchsias is said to be
practiced by cottagers in the west of
England: In the autumn, alter frost
has destroyed the foliage, the wood of
the present season is cut off close to
the ground, and Said like a sheaf of
corn in a treneh a foot deep. The
bundle is covered with a few inches of
soil, and here It remains until spring,
when a m ultitude of shoots may be
seen pushing their way through. The
soil is then carefully moved, and with
a sharp knife a cut is made each side
of a joint, and the result is rooted
plants enough for the parish. The old
stool throws up more vigorously than
before, to be served in the same way
the following autumn.
Hovr to Succeed with Onions.
Onions differ from most other crops
in not requiring a rotation. In some
places the land has been in onions
annually for half a century. If the
crop is to be grown for the first time
newly cleared land is the best, and next
to that, soil which has been in corn or
potatoes. A good, deep rich loam is
essential, as is heavy manuring. Fifty
loads of s table manure to the acre is
an ordinary manuring, and may be
supplemented by ashes, bone flour or
guano as a top dressing. The seeds
should be sown very early; should be
of the previous year's growth and
from a reliable raiser. The rows are a
foot apart, leaving every seventh for
a path, and from three to six pounds
of seed are sown to the acre.
On land not before in onions, thin
sowing is better than thick. After
sowing roll the surface. Some sow an
ounce or two of radish seed with
every pound of onion seed. The
radishes come up in a few days and
mark the rows, so that a hand culti
vator or push-hoe can be run close to
the rows even before the onions are
up. One essential point is weeding.
Unless one is prepared to give thor
ough weeding, and at the right time,
he should not attempt to raise onions.
It is uo fancy work, and there is no
machine that will do it. Unless one
can go down on his hands and knees
astride of the row, and remove aH the
weeds that aue in the rows with his
fingers at least twice and sometimes
three times, he will not be much
troubled at the harvesting. Excellent
hand-weeders are made to run close to
the row; but, until a machine can
think, the rows themselves must
wecctci by hand. Cl an culture, which
means the use of weeding appliances
as often as is needed, must be secured.
Unground B^ne? DIsaolTod by Ashes or Utnc
It'is often desirable to reduce un
ground bones so that they can be used
as a fertilizer. Nearly every farm af
fords a larger or smaller supply of
bones, which are worth very little un
less reduced in some way. Farmers
who live near villages can generally
make an arrangement with the boys
to bring them a good sujply of bones
by paying a cent per pound for them.
Tnese bones may be dissolved by the
use of wood ashes or quicklime. Uion
koff, a Russian agricultural experi
menter, describes his method of dis
solving bones as follows : M To 4,000
pounds of bone take 4,000 pounds of
unleached wood ashes, 600 pounds of
fresh burned lime and 4,500 pounds of
water. First slack the lime to a pow
der, mix it with ashes, and placing a
layer of bones in a suitable receptacle
?a pit in the ground lined with
'boards, stone slabs or brick?cover
them with the mixture. Lay
down more bones and cover, and re
peat this until half the bones, or 2,000
pounds, are interstratified with the
ashes and the lime. Then pour on
3,600 pounds of water, distributing it
well, and let it stand. From time to
time add water to keep the mass moist.
As soon as the bones have softened so
that they can be crushed between the
fingers to a soft, soap-like mass, take
A he other 2,000 pounds of bones and
stratify them in another pit with the
ntents of the first. When the whole
soft shovel out to dry, and finally
mix with dry muck or" loam (4,000
pounds), or enough to make it handle
well." Few farmers would be likely !
to have so large a quantity of bones to
dissolve as 4,000 pounds, but many
could easily gather 400 pounds, and
then the above directions might b-3
followed by dropping off a cipher from
each of thq quantities given. For
mixing such a quantity a large cask or
hogshead might be used.?New Eng
Form and Garden Notes.
Keeps your fowls under as even a
temperature as possible.
Sheep require pure water. They
drink but little, but need to drink
Do not let the cattle prune the or
chard. They always were bunglers at
Poultry per pound, let the breed be
what it may, will cost very near the
same. One bushel of corn will pro
duce nine to eleven pounds of poultry.
It makes no difference whether Leg
horns, Plymouth Ko-ks or Brahmas
eat the corn.
Every ilock owner should improve
his flock year by year, by the use of
good bucks, and keeping the best ewe
lambs and disposing of the oldest sheep
in the (lock. It is very poor economy,
indeed, to se'.l off tlie lambs every year
and keep the old sheep until they are
ten or twelve years old, because the
flock by this method will not yield as
much profit as by a judicious system of
weeding out annually.
A bottle of carbolic acid should be
kept in every farmhouse, not merely
as a disinfectant, but as a wash for
wounds and sores. For any purpose
it should be diluted with wa'er. Its
power to destroy fungu; growths
makes carbolic acid invaluable in pru- j
ning orchards of pear, plum or peach,
where blight or other disease is sus
pected. The pruning shears should be
frequently dipped in carbolic acid
It may be ?aid that a cow must
make 200 pounds of butter during her
milking season to afford any adequate
profit. This may be considered as a
meager quantity when compared to
tests of some cows whose yields are
reported at C00 to 800 pounds per
year, but 200 pounds is, nevertheless,
considerably above the average of all
the bu't- r cows in the country, 140 to
150 coming much nearer to that gen
J. Otis Hale,- of Worcester county,
Massachusetts, inquires of the New
England Ilonu&trid what he shall feed
to get a large flow' of milk from a
cow. The Homestead replies:. Gotfcon
sDedmeal, corn and cob m?al, wheat or
rye feed with ehs'lage or ro t< sup
piem nto i with hay, well cured corn
fodder and oat straw makes an eco
nomical ration. Brewers' grains, corn
starch meal or rice feed are also good
for making milk.
A fat hog i3 no test of good porfc
Flesh must be healthy to be good. As
a general thing fat hogs are not
healthy animals, nor is the pork the
best quality. The wise buyer Would
prefer, for his own use, the hog that
is not so fat as to be unable to help it
self to its food. The blood ought to
be pure, and to have this so the hog
must be able to move about easily.
The oVerfattened hog has impure
blood, hence impure flesh.
A correspondent of the American
Cultivator advises fanners to sprout
their seed com before planting. He
states that fhe sprouts should be an
inch or more in length, and the young
roots will be an lash hong, which gives
the seed the advantage of an early
start. Under this plan there are but
very few failures in germinating.
Beans can be covered with a coating
of lard, which prevents them from
from getting in the ground.
William Hale, in the Massachusetts
Ploughman, favors the growing of or
chard grass for the following reasons:
First, it will crowd out white weed;
second, it is early and does well w<ith
clover, being in blossom and ready to
cut at the same time; third, it is long
lived, and holds in; fourth, does not
require a very rich soil to produce a
decent crop, and with A very rich soil
will produce three crops per year;
fifth, cows like it, and it increases the
flow of milk.
It is said that " however ertile a
soil may be, not more, perhaps, than
one per cent, of its substance is at any
moment in a fit condition for nourish
ing the crops. The great bulk of this
fertility is unavailable to the plant at
any one time, and is only slowly liber
ated by the action of air, of moisture,
of heat and of manure. It is upon the
rate at which the liberation of plant
food takes place that the natural fer
tility of the soil may be said, in a
great measure, to depend."
Breeding geese are in their prime
from three to five years old. The gan
der should be a year older. Eggs from
young geese do not hatch so well, the
goslings are not so strong, hardy or
large as those bred from older birds.
One gander to three is sufficient, but
if only two are kept with him it is
much better, as the gander is really
I inclined to be a monogamist. If geese
are well fed during winter they wil
begin to lay early in March from eight
to twelve eggs. They generally give
from two to three litters in a season,
varying from six to ten eggs each time,
according to breed, feed and care given
The kind of food offered to hens
must be governed by the use for which
they are intended. Hens intended for
tue table should be fed largely on the
kuid of food which is known to con
<j?hi a large percentage of flesh pro
_ucing material: but when eggs alone
are wanted they should be fed on egg
producing food. Fowls should never
be left without plmty of water, given
fresh at least once a day, and in winter
it should be lukewarm. It would be.
a good plan to put some nails or old
rusty pieces of iron into the water.
This * gives the water a mineral taste
and serves to tone up the system, act
ing as a tonic.
Potato Strips.?Pare, cut in long
strips, lay in cold water for an hour,
dry by spreading them on a towel and
pressing another upon them, fry to a
light brown in salted lard, shake oil
the fat in a hot colander, line a deep
dish with a napkin and put in the
strips. They should not be crowded
in frying, but each should bo distinct
and free from the rest.
Green Tomato Preserves.?Seven
pounds small green tomatoes, piercing
each one with a fork; seven pounds
sugar, one ounce mace, four lemons;
make the syrup, allowing one cup of
water to given amount of sugar ; boil
tomatoes in the syrup till clear ; .skim
them out and lay on dishes to cool be
fore putting them in jars ; boil syrup
until thick, and pour over them.
Frying Batter.?Mix together
four tablespoonfuls of flour, the yolk
of a raw egg, a saltspom of salt,
quarter of a saltspoonf ul of pepper, a
a tablespoonlul of salad oil or melted
butter, and sufficient cold water to
make a batter thick enough to hold for
a moment a drop let fall from the mix
ing-spoon; when ready to use the
batter, beat the white of an egg to a
stiff froth and stir it lightly into the
Good Apple Pie.?Line a deep pie
plate with plain paste; pare about six
sour, tender apples, and cut in thin
slices; allow one cup of sugar and
quarter of a grated nutmeg mixed
witli it ; till the pie-plate heaping full
of the sliced apples, sprinkle the
sugar between the layers; wet the
edges of the pie with cold water ; lay
on the cover, and press clown securely
so that no juice may escape. Bake
three-quarters of an hour, or less if
the apples are very tender. Xo pie in
which the apples are stewed before
hand can compare with this in llavor.
Ceilings that have 1 een smoked by a
kerosene lamp should be washed off
with soda water.
Hellebore sprinkled on the floor a
night destroys cockroaches ; they eat
it and are poisoned.
(lood fires should be kept up during
house-cleaning time, ever ?hough the
doors and windows be 1 upon.
To insure paste from molding put
into it a proportion of alum and resin.
A few drops of any essential oil will
preserve leather from mold, and a single
dove put into a bottle of ink will have
the same effect upon it.
When about to buttonhole the bot
tom of a flannel shirt, whether for v.
child or woman, double the iia inel as
if you were to hem it, and baste it in
place. This will give firmness and
body to it, and it will last at le;is!
twice as long.
To wash red linen table cloth, put
enough powdered borax into tepid
soft water to make it feel slippery.
Use no soap. I'ut a small quantity of
b ?ile I starch into the warm rinse
water. Hang in the sha le and irou
when almost dry.
YYO:t!>S Or WISDOM.
Working is the acquiring of knowl
edge. Humility is the mother of c >n
One may be better than his reputa
tion or his conduct, but never better
than his principles.
So a lorn tho do'trine that those
may be won by the life who will not
be won by the word.
The marriage of true and loving
hearts is the tilgst beautiful and touch
ing event in nature.
Fame comes only when it is de
served, and then it is inevitable as
destiny, for it is destiny.
A really great man is known by
three signs?generosity in the design,
humanity in the execution and mod
eration in success.
Be not stingy of kind words and
pleasing acts, for such a:e fragrant
gifts, whose perfumes will gladden the
hearts and sweeten the lives of all who
receive them. -
The law of the harvest is to reap
more than you sow. Sow an act and
you reap a habit: sow a 'habit anl you
reap a character; sow a character anl
you rca;uulcatin ??. .
The brg st \gaui ? preserve . in the
w tili is ia Hike cm it.-, Pmns/^vanb.
Infallible Rales for TelildV Good nie?t?,
Ponltry.Escri. Fis? and Vegetables.
In order "to facilitate the choice of
the best provisions, the following
signs of good quality should be at
As a general ride, the best meat is
that which is moderately fat? Lean
meat will ba found to be tough and
tasteless. Very fat meat maybe good,
but it is not economical, and the
butcher ought to be required to cut off
the superfluous suet before weigh
Beef?The flesh should feel tender,
have a fine grain and clear red color.
The fat should be moderate in quanti
ty and lie in streaks through the lean.
It 3 color should be white, or very light
yellow. Ox beef is the best; heifer
very good, if weil fed; cow and bull
Mutton? The flesh, like that of beef,
should be of a good red color, perhaps
a shade darker. It should be fine
grained and well mixed with fat, which
ought to be white and firm. "Wether
mutton is superior to either ram or
ewe, and niay be distinguished by hav
ing a prominent lump of fat on the
inside of the leg at the broadest part.
The flesh of the ram has a very dark
color, and is of a coarse texture; that
of the ewe is pale, and the fat yellow
Veal?Its color should be light,
with a tinge of pink. It ought to be
rather fat and feel firm to the touch.
The flesh should have a fine delicate
texture. The leg bone should bo
small, the kidney L-mall and well cov
ered with Ait. The proper age is
about two or three months. When
killed too young it is soft, flabby and
dark colored. The bull calf makes
the best veal, though the cow calf is
preferred for some dishes on account
of the udder.
Lamb?This should be light-colored
and fat, and have a delicate appear
ance. The kidneys should be small
and imbedded in fat, the quarters
short and thick, and the knuckle stiff.
When fresh, the vein in the fore quar
ter will have a bluish tint. If the
vein looks green or yellow it is a sure
sign of staleness, which may also be
detected by smelling the kidneys.
Fork?Both the flesh and the fat
must be white, Srm, smooth and dry.
When young and fresh, the lean ought
to break when pinched with the fin
gers, and the skin, which should be
thin, yield to the nails. The breed
having short legs, thick neck and
small head is the best. Six months is
the right age for killing, when the leg
should not weigh more than six or
seven pounds. Measly pork is known
by the fat being mottled with little
lumps and kernels, and should be re
Generally all meat, when not fresh,
has u tainted smell about the kidneys,
and the eyes are shrunk and shriveled
instead of being plump and full.
Bacon and ham may be considered
good when the rind is thin, the fat
white and firm, and when the flesh
adheres to the bone, and has a clear,
darkish red color no!; streaked with
yellow. To test the perfect freshness
of ham, run a knife into it close to the
bone, and if, when drawn out, it has
no unpleasant smell, and tlie knife is
not smeared, the ham is fresh and
good. If either bacon or ham have
the slightest tinge of yellow in the
fat, it will soon become rancid and
unfit for use.
BUTTER, CHEESE AND EGGS. J
Butter and cheese should be judged
of by tasting them.
- Eggs?It is difficult to discover if an
egg be fresh. The best plan is to hold
it between the eye and a lighted can
dle, close to the light, when, if it ap
pears eq aally tflfflBarent throughout,
it .uj^^m' - -~38^od , but- if
thenSWi any ?^pp^an?ts apparent it
may be rejected as stale.
?Birds of all kinds are best when
young. The thin*bone projecting over
the belly will then feel soft and grist
ly ; if it is stiff and hard the bird is
oi l. All poultry should be firm and
Fowls are best when short and
plump, with broad breast and thick
rump, the legs smooth and the spurs
short and blunt. The black-legged
kind are the most juicy. In capons the
comb should be short and pale?in
cocks, short and bright red. If fresh,
the vent will be close and dark ; when
stale, it w'iib be tainted .and the eyes
Turkeys?The same remarks appl
to these ;ts to-fowls. When young thy
toes aud bills, are soft. Some persons
prefer the torn turkey to the hen. "I
will here remark that, to my notion.tho
flesh of the hen is whiter, tenderer and
sweeter eating than that of the torn.
For my use L prefer a hen turkey of
t.?n or twelve pounds, though for a
" show-piece" your live-and-twenty
pounder is a grander spectacle to the
eye; and as to sweetness and flavor in
the turkey, I could never see that size
ha 1 anything to do with it. The flesh
of the wild turkey is much darker and
more perfumed than that of the domes
Geese?The flesh should be of a fine
light pink tint, the liver pale, the fat
white and soft, and tlie breast full and
plump. In a young goose the fe d and
bill are yellow; in an old one reddish.
It ought to have very few or no hairs
on the body.
Ducks?Ycung clucki are distin
guished inthe same manner as young
geese; the bally should be firm and
thick. The drake is the best eating.
Ligeons?The breast should be full
and plump, and the feet elastic. When
not fresh they are flabby and the vent
A stale fish furnishes such unmis
takable evidences of its condition, both
to smell and sight, that the merest
novice who should purchase it would
be inexcusable. When perfectly fresh
the body is stiff and elastic; the gills
close, red, difficult to open; the lins
lying fiat to the sides; the eyes bright
anil fall, the scales glistening and
firmly attached to the body. When
stale it is the reverse of all this, and
lias, besides, a strong, offensive smell.
The best fish of all kinds have small
heads and tails, thick bodies and broad
Oysters and clams, if alive and
h a thy.will close upon the knife when
All green vegetables of the cabbage
kind should ba chosen with large,
close, firm hearts. When fresh the
leaves are crisp and brittle; when stale
they are limp and drooping. They
ought to bo used as quickly as possi
ble after being gathered, as they are
apt to spoil by long keeping. Such
perfect freshness is not so necessary in
roots, such as potatoes, turnips, etc.?
An innocent Little Cherub.
In a certain aristocratic family in
Austin Kiere is a young lady, and she
has a beau, and the presumption is he
is not particularly bashful when
he and the apple-barrel of his affec
tions are alone, or think they are.
What strengthens this view of the case
is the fact that the young lady had a
small brother named Jimmy, and the
other night there was a tea party at
he fami^mansion, and the supper
table wasjyery much crowded?so much
so that ^Jimmy's younger sister .was
crotfde?iD very close to him, ivhere
upon l?nade the remark out loud :
"MaqX, sis trowds me so close I
can't ]ffeeve, I ain't her beau, am I?''
If Jimmy should become unwell, that
b:au would not be the proper person to
send?or a doctor in a hurry.?-Si/tings.
THE HOME DOCTOR
ia iiAncy, In Certain cases, there is
great danger that the bones of the
legs wil become bent if the child is
allowed to stand much, that is, before
their bones are sufficiently hardened;
It should be remembered that in in
fancy what is bones are but little more
than cartilage, requiring time td
harden them into bones, as mnyb?
seen by the "soft place" on the top of
the head. It is fortunate that the
"baby jumpers" and such child tor
tures are now out of date, in enlight
ened society, and it would be fortunate
if those little ones might not be
crowded forward as they sometimes
are even now, compelled to stand and
learn early to walk, of course over
taxing them and deforming their
bones. It would be fortunate also, if
a better diet could be more generally
used, that containing more of the
bone and muscle materials, more of
lime, that these bones might be fed.
The coarser meals?instead of the fine
flour, which contains but a very little
to nourish the bones and muscles?
would be of the greatest advantage to
the young.?Dr. Hanaford.
Small Bed-Ch ambers.
There is reason to believe that more
cases of dangerous and fatal diseases
arc gradually engendered annually by
the habit of sleeping in small, unven
tilated rooms than have occurred in a
cholera atmosphere during any year
since it made its appearance in this
country. Very many persons sleep in
eight by ten rooms, that is, in rooms
the length and breadth cf which mul
tiplied together, and this multiplied
again by ten, the height of the cham
ber, would make just 800 cubic feet,
while the cubic space for each bed, ac
cording to the English apportionment
for hospitals, is 2,100 feet. But more,
in order "to give the air of a room the
highest degree of freshness," the
French hospitals contract for a com
plete renewal of the air of a room
every hour, while the English assert
that double the amount, or over 4,000
feet, an hour is required. Four thou
sand feet of air every hourl And yet
there are multitudes in the city of New
York who sleep with closed doors and
windows in rooms which do not
contain a thousand cubic feet of space,
and that thousand feet is to last all
night, at least eight hours, except such
scanty supplies as may be obtained of
any fresh air that may insinuate itself
through little crevices by door or win
dow, not an eight of an inch in thick
ness. But when it is known that in
many cases a man and wifeand infant
sleep habitually in thousand-feet rooms
it is no marvel that multitudes perish
prematurely in cities; no wonder that
infant children wilt away like flowers
without water, and that 5,000 of them
are to die in the city of New York
alone during the hundred days which
shall include July 15, of eighteen hun
dred and ? 1 Another fact is sug
gestive, that among the 50,000 persons
who sleep nightly in thehxlging-houses
of London, expressly arranged on the
improved principles of space and ven
tilation already referred to, it has been
proved that not one single case of fever
has been engendered in two years !
Let every intelligent reader improve
the teachings of this article without an
hour's delay.?Tlie Builder.
FACTS FOR THE CURIOUS*
Vanadium, a white metal dis
covered in 1830, is worth $10,000 a
A man in Haverhill has a lamp
chimney which he has used since 1863
and uses now.
The windows of houses in the, Phil
ippine isles are made of pellucid oyster
shells, which admit light, but cannot
Darmstadt (Germany) archives show
that it used to cost twenty-four florins
to boil a criminal in oil, fourteen to
burn him alive, six to break him on
the wheel and ten to hang him.
The first piano was made at Padua,
in Italy, in 1711, by Christofori The
first one seen in England was made by
Father Wood, a monk, and very few
were made there until after 17G0.
It is said that the only oin of the
Unite! States that strictly conforms
to the law is the twenty-dollar gold
piece. Other coins either lack some
thing prescribed or bear some devioe
unauthorized by the law.
William II. Vanderbilt has eight
children and eleven grandchildren.
Should no pecuniary misfortune over
take him he will divide more than
$150,000,000 among these fortunate
descendants, His income is now ?9.92
A Columbus (Ga. ) man dreamed that
all the outhouses on his brother's
place in Chambers county, Ala., were
destroyed by an incendiary lire. The
next day he received a letter from his
brother giving an account of the burn
ing of thy property just as he had
A cent bought a barrel of flour at
Centreville, Md. A storekeeper 'hap
pened to find a cent dated 1790 among
his change, when a miller who was
present began bidding for it, and
finally offered a barrel of the best Hour
for the coin, which was accepted.
The coin will sell readily for $25 to
coin hunters, and a New Jersey man
has offered that sum for it.
The Swedish government has granted
a sum of $300 for this year to an en
tomologist, whose duty it will be to
advise farmers as to the best means of
destroying injurious insects.
A French investigator, who has a
taste for the curious in science, has
recently made a scries of experiments
to test the strength of insects as com
pared with the strength of other crea
tures, lie lindi"that, in proportion to
its size, a bee can pull thirty times as
much weight as a horse.
The shape of the new Uritish man
of-war Mars is so peculiar that her
keel cannot be laid in any of the usual
bull ling-slips, and the vessel must be
constructed in one of the docks. Great
care is taken to prevent strangers
having any ipportunity of making
any examination of the model and
The Sncntijlc Ameriwn says that a
non-conductor of electricity has yet to
be found, for all substances hitherto
discovered are conductors to the force
under certain known conditions, but
those which offer a great resistance to
it serve the purpose of non-conductors
in practice, although they may be all
classed as good or bad conductors. The
host conductor known at present is
silver ; the worst is solid paralline.
A. Vogel has found that all genuine
honey contains free formic acid, and
he supposes that this essentially tends
t > preserve the honey on keeping ; in
fact, the so-called purified honey,
having the same concentration as the
genuine, is very liabie to ferment, the
absence of formic acid in it accounting
for this circumstance. The formic
acid in honey is derived from the stings
of the bees, and amounts to 0.1 per
cent, on the average.
The big trees of California are over
topped by the peppermint trees (Euca
lyptus piperila) of Australia. Baron
F. von Mueller, of Melbourne, de
scribes one of the gigantic height of
480 feet. Professor T. K Bruner
Bays: "It is well known that North
Carolina comes next to the great West
in the production of trees. Major
Bomar, of that Slate, has just felled a
chestnut whWi measured nine feet in
diameter. The tree wa=? a sapling
when CoTumbus w:i's sailing westward
i:: ! e " ? nf the. ii'vliscnve?'ed world/'
-6. M. D.
A Medley, a Mystery, a Marvel and a
THE STQI'.Y OF A DBEA3I.
Get money honestly if you can, but got
money," -was a foolish father's advice to
his son; Get money, if you can honestly,
makes bat a slight alteration in the order
of the words, but varies the Fe'ntime'nt con
siderably. There is no harm in making
money. It answereth all things.. Used
rightly it is a power for good; and there is
money enough in the world to form a lever
by which the mas3 of humanity could be lift
ed, to a certain extent, out df its depths of
sorrow and despair. Money we must have
for money makes the mare go. Some can
make money who have no faculty for saving.
Would you save you must know how to deny
those who would borrow and never repay, as
well as those who beg simply because they are
too lazy to work. There are men who never
want to see you except to ask the favor of a
loan. They will ask for just one word with
youj and that one word is sure to bo vxoney.
An impecunious fellow met a rich acquaint
ance, and not liking to ask dho:tly for a
loan, said, "Friend Smith, if you had ten
dollars in your pocket, and! was to ask you
for the loan of live, how many would remain
in your pocket?" "Ten dollars, to be sure,"
replied the rich man, without a moment's
hesitation. He had gumption, and knew too
much to part with his money by any such
rule of subtraction.
Oh, I see, said tho impecunious man thus
rebunedy He was able to owe. He was
one of the Micawber port?always waiting
for something to turn up. How liko some
people who are sick. They think to net well
by letting disease take care of itself. But
diseases do not heal themselves, and too late
their victims full often find this out to their
sorrow as death seizes upon them. Had they
beon wise in time they might havo added
many years to their lease of life. The cure
was nigh them, as it is nigh to all who read
tins medley. These paragraphs tell tho
story, as a patient perusal will prove. Those
who have keen insight and can read between
the line? may solve the conundrum tho soon
er for it, but upon all, light will dawn ere
they read the final word of our story.
light will dawn, we said, and so it wil',
light of hope and help. Light is what a
certain individual wanted. Mr. Jones wo
will call him. Ho was very sick. Consump
tion had fastened its fangs upon him. He
had long neglected catarrh, and laughed r.t
tho idea of taking anytlnng for it when ad
vised to do so, and so went from bad (o
woiao. His longs became diseased, a hack
ing, churchyard cougb racked him almost to
pieces, and he was fast wasting away. A
mere shadow of his former self, ho scarcely
slept at all at night, or slept only to dream
horrible dreams. Talk of nightmare! A
whole circus troupe, horses and all, seemed
to make his bed the crena of their wild per
formances. In this case money did not
make tho maro go, for ho spent a deal of
money on doctors and physics and was
nothing bettered. He ate little, and was
fast going down to an untimely grave, leav
ing his wife a widow and hl? four bright
children orphans, when, lo! on one eventful
night he dreamod for once a bright and
happy dream, which our next paragraph will
Death, the black-visaged monster, had
until then stared him in the face, but tho
dream brought him hope. He saw a bright,
white-robed angel in his dream, who said,
"I come to bring you good news. Hero
is your cure?sure, safe, harmless, prompt
and reliable. Get well and 6eok to take
health thereby to others. Behold the cure!"
With theso words tho angel was gone, butero
tho trail of light which followed him had
vanished the dreamer saw glittering in the
light three golden letters?G. M. D. "What
can it mean?" he said to himself, as he
nwnke from his slumber. "I have had a
Good Many Dreams before, but never such
as this." Startled and surprised l:o aro'usod
his wifo and to her related his vision. Alas,
she could not solve the problem. Remem
bering all the medical advice, and the physic,
and the exponse involved since her husband
became sick, she expressed tho hope that tho
letters were not intended to sn-rgo^t that a
Good Many Doctors must yet bo consulted
in addition to all that had boon interviewed.
He groaned in reply and remarked that if ho
had to consult any more there would have to
be n Gold Mine Discovered in order to pay
Every day for a week he and his faithful
spouse searched diligently for a key to
tho problem. In the dictionary, in f,ach
newspapers ns they happened to have, in
books, on placards on the walls?everywhere
they sought?hoping to find a clew. Letters
stand for words, and they hoped to light
upon the words that should suggest the cure.
They Grieved Many Days over their lack of
good luck, as they said, and tho Good Man
Dreamed again and again, but saw no more
angels. Hope deferred maketh tho heart
sick. "Oh, that the angel had Guided Mo
Definitely and Given More Directions," he
exclnimed, again and again.
Nearly two weeks hnd elapsed since tho
night of the Great Mysterious Dream, when
thero came to the house a pamphlet. Tired
with his exhausting office work, which ho
still pursued, determining if possible to die
in tho harness, Jones was about to throw
the pamphlet in tho fire when something
prompted him to examine it. Surely,
thought he, hero can bo nothing that will
Pierce this Gloom Most Distressing, or Give
Me. Disheartened, any relief. Poor man,
he had worked letters over in his mind, and
made so many combinations with them, that
they occurred in almost every sentence ho
uttered. They entered even into his . pray
ers. Heaven Grant Me Deliverance, he
would say, nor let disease Grind Me Down,
and so forth, ad inflnilum, and a mile or two
Mentally tortured and suffering in every
fiber of bis body, what won lor that ho
rend page after page of the pamphlet. It
was a work on diseases, and in tin morbid
state of his mind its contents seemed to suit
him. It spoke of almost every disease that
flesh is heir to, but oh, joy! as ho read, a
Glimpse Most Delightful of light stole in
upon him. "Eureka! Eureka!" ho cried.
"Wife, I have it, I have it."
Everybody in tho house heard him cry
Eureka, and rushed to the room to hear
what he had found. All expected to see some
Great Miracle Done, and tnon came the ex
planation. Simple, of course, but why had
he not thought of it before? Oh, what a rev
elation! Here was hope for him and for all
consumptives. Here, hope for suffering
friends and neighbors. Tlint night hesenrco
could sleep, but when he did, he again saw a
bright vision of golden letters, in fact, a
Glittering Monagram Deciphered readily,
and reading G. M. D.; and again P. P. P..
and yet again F. P.; and one huge P. around
which th03eofeheH wore entwined, nnd then
W. D, M. A. All the letters blended, yet
each was di. tinct. All ho had seen in tho
book, all he again saw in his vision.
Dream Most Glorious. D. M. G.?G. M.
D.?Again he rang the changes: backward,
forward, every way. Gold Medal Deserved.
M. G. D.?Misery's Great Deliverer,?till
time would fail to tell them all. P. P. P.
stood for Perfect Peace Promised for suf
ferers, and sweet release from Prostrating
Purgatorial Pains. And again F. P. was
Freedom Promised, and backward, P. F., it
became Pain Flees. Now he could get well,
and once well, ho would ho a missionary, a
Glad Missionary Do voted to tho work of
telling others how they might get deliver
ance. Ho went through the list of diseases
among th >so of his own acquaintance, from
John Robinson, whose torpid liver gave him
constant headache and severe bilious attacks,
on through Ihr? list of thoso sufforing from
ulcers, coughs weak nnd diseased lungs, to
his friend. General B-, who was as near
tho grave ns ho. And for ail these, as well
as for himself, the Grave May Disappear from
present vision, and each may be Given More
Decades of life than they had hoped to have
years. Against tho milder cases he marked
P. P. P. Against the serious cases he
marked G. M. D., not tho Griz/Jy Mous'.er
Dettth, which he so long had dreaded, but
something?oh, so much better, its wo s'.iall
presently see. .
In a short whilo our hero was well, and
went everywhere among his friends and
neighbors, telling of his go vd fortune and
showing the sick and the suffering how they
might bo healed. Some laughed and con
tinued to suffer, refusing to be healed. More
wore wise, took his counsel nnd proved hi ?
vision cf the night as he had done.
"A vis-ion. 1-H bcgnillne far,
Than waking dreams by daylight an;.''
Can anything ba more delightful than
health after sickness? To be a well man,
to feel pure blend coursing through your
veins, to know that Inn ;s, liver, kidneys,
nnd all the Grand Machinery, Docs its duty
perfectly in one's body: to carry health's
ruddy mark on tho cheeks. Ah, this is Good
Most Decidedly. This was our hero's ease,
nnd thousands can tell the same story. The
good angel has come to them. Tney have
seen the letters Gleam Most Distinctly before
their eyV, nni Going Most Definitely to
work in pursuing tho instructions given,
they have recovered that great blessing?
Health. G. M. D. has been to them a chan
nel of good. Good Mysteriously Dune, and
they have bid their sick friends do what all
the sick should do, namely, put themselves
in communication with tho W. D. M. A.,
Which Done Most Assuredly will put tl:o;n
in the Way Desirsd Mo4 Anxiously.
Alas, that human nature is so slow to be
lieve?alas, that men and women are bowed
down with the burden of complaint;, of
which they might bo rid ?consumption,
bronchitis, dyspepsia, iieart disease, kidney
disease, malarinl complaints, scrofulous dis
eases, skin diseases, tumors, ulcers, and
ninny more. It would soi-m as though somo
ill deity had given every letter of the alpha*
bet as many diseases as it could possibly do
sire, thus forming nr. alphabet of sorrow,
suffering and woe. Happy they who tho
Great Measure Discerning, nave escaped tho
clutches of sad diseases.
Looking back upon his past experience,
Mr. Jones feels Grateful Most Decidedly,
and continues telling the old story of his
sickness, his vision, and his restoration lo
health: for all the sick aro not well j et. But
he has had the pleasure of seeing, as he says,
Good Miraculously Dono to hundreds upon
his personal recommendation.
Drar reader, bear with us awhilo if light
has not yet dawned on your mind. The mys
tery will soon bo revealed. If the key bo
not on your right hand it is nt least on your
left, in letters clear as daylight, A Gcoi Many
Delighted have discovered it and opened the
portal to a long life and a useful one.
Initial* of words that stand for aT that
is sorrowful and sad, letters, the self-same
let! en>, aro often initial of words that breathe
of hope and benediction.
Search but awbilo and you will find tha
boon, tho. blessing and tho Leacfit. The
mvstery of the three P's.of the F. P., of th<
G.'M. D., and of-the W. D. M. A., Will Dawn
Most Auspicionsly upon yon.
Colombns discovered America and won
high honor and immortal fame, and they
who have learned the secrets of the wonder
before your eyes, good render, Give Most
Delightful testimonials of their gratitude.
Of all snd words of tongue and pen, the
saddest are these?it might have been?
so snyeth the poet. When we think of the
myriads that miphfc h ive been save? from
untimely graves had they seen Mr. Jones'
vision and songht his way to health, we feel
sad. Yet we cannot but rojoice at the Great
Many Delivered from death's door by G. M.
D., and that Pain's Positive Persecution
has been escaped again and again by P. P.
Virtues unnumbered servo to make G. M.
D. the Greatest Mercy Deigned by favor
ing pro\idences for the relief of sufferers,
and its discoverer feels P. P. P.?Perfectly
Pardonable Pride in telling of the Growing
Multitude Delivered from the Grasp Most
Dreadful of Greedy Mournful Death.
Every sick person is interested in the theme
before us, and every well person, too, for who
does not know some one who is sick and
needs, therefore, the good news of health
that is Given Many Daily.
Eoader, mystified reader, we will detain
you no longer. Perhaps you have Guessed
Most Deftly the hidden meaning. P. P. P.,
you know, stands for Pleasant Purgative Pel
lets, curing constipation, torpidity of the
liver, headache and many other complaints.
F. P., of course, is Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription, that has proved such a P. F.,
Prime Favorite and Precious Friend to In
dies; safe, easy to take, working like a
charm?curing the peculiar weaknesses in
cident to their sex. The letters W. D. M. A.
stand for the World's Dispensary Medical
Association, at Buffalo, N. Y., with its im
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specialists, all of them, r.nd its president,
Dr. R. V. Pierce (the large and central P of
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digestion, dyspepsia and torpid liver, or
'?biliousness." Golden Medical Discovery
has no equal, as it effects perfect and radical
You will do well if afflicted with any chronic
disease to write to the Association for advice,
describing your malady as well as yon can.
Many cases are successfully treated through
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consultation. For one dollar and a half yon
can secure a copy of the "People's Common
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In this is Given More Desirable information
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"Rough on Rats."
Clears out rats, mice, roaches, flies, bedbugs,
anta,sknnkfl,chipmunks,gophers. 15c. D'g'sts.
The growing demand for laxative medi
cines shpw constipation to be on the increase.
Its primary causo is indigestion. Gastbin5
promotes digestion. Druggists.
If you have failed to receivo benefit from
other preparations, try Hood's Sarsaparilla;
it's the strongest, purest, best, and cheapest.
The Quick, complete cure,annoyingEidney,
Bladder, Urinary Diseases. $1. Druggists.
The cheapest and prettiest collars and cuffs
are the Chrjlithion. Try them and see for
For burns, scalds, bruises, chipped hands,
Bores or piles, use St. Patrick's Salve.
MoiiiL-r Mwun's Worm Syrup.
ishness,restlessuess, worms,constipation. 25c.
Beef cattle, good to prime I w " @ ?%
Calves, com'n to prime veals 6 w *n
Lambs. J%<1 ?l4
Hogs?Live. 7^(5 7%
Dressed, city. 10 @ 10)$
Flour?Ex. St., good to fnncy -1 25 @ fi 75
AVest., good t)cho:c2 4 55 C<? 7 75
Wheat?No. 2 Red. 1 39 @ 1 21?
No. 1 White. 1 10 Ca, 1 12
Rye?State. 7?; <? 7o*Jf
Barley?Two-rowed Sta o... M <S L7)f
Corn?Ungrad. Wes^. mixed. ,;2 (?? 6tfJ?
-Yellow Southern. 65 ($ 6>
Oats?A\ bite State... r. ~ r. rr?Vr~&?r=^
Mixed Western. W (($ 5>
Hay?Med. to ch. Timothy.. 65 (<- 83
Straw-No. 1, Kye. 65 & 6J
Hops-State, Choice. 80 @ 85
Lard?City Steam.1125 (all GO
Buttor?State Creamery. 31 @ 33
Dairy. 1? @ 24
West Im. Creamery. 14 @ 21
Factory. 11 @ 17
Jheeso?State Factory. 1) & 14J?
Skims. 6 @ C;$
Western. 8 @ 14
Eggs?State and Penn. i:>M(<o 20
Potatoes?Stato bbl. 2 37 (H 2 50
Steers-Good to Choice. (J 35 (3 6 .'0
Lambs?Western. G 00 @ 7 50J
Sheep?Western. 5 25 (tf G 40
Hogs?Good to choica Yorks. 7 75 (S 7 DO
Flour?C'ygrouudn. process. 7 CO M 8 2!
Wheat?No. 1,Hard Duluth.. 1 30 @ 1 30
Cora?No. 2, Mixed .New.... Gl (S G\lA
Orfts?2so. 2, Mixed Western. .'0 t;o 52
Barley?Two-rowed State ... 80 @ 80
Beef?Ex. plate and family. 14 CO (?1G 50
Hogs?Live. 1%& 8
City Dressed. 8',-,(ri) 8#
Pork?Ex. Prime, per bbl. ..1G 50 >17 Ou
Flour?Spring Wheat patent) 7 00 (<r 7 50
Corn?High Mixed. 71 (<? 75
Oats?Extra \\ lute. GO Q Gl
Rye?State. 8J r5 tfi
WATIOITOWN (MASS.; CATTLE MABKET
Beof?Extra quality.7 11' O? 7 75
Sheep?Live weight. 4?i(ff a
Lambs. ?ftra 7ii
Hogs?Northern, d. w. 9J$@ \)%
Flour?Pcnn. ex family, good 5 00 @ 5 50
Wheat?No. 2, Red. 1 19 W 1 V3%
Rye?State. 70 (S 70
Corn?Stato Yellow. 82 (<d 82
Oats?Mixed. 60 (5 69
Butter?Creamery Extra Pa. 3 5 (d) 34
Choese-N. Y. Full Cream... 1 %(dj U[i
' Waleqjo made 0113;- with Lron's Heel Stiff
en ers; they keep yotir boote and shoes straight.
Tn? lands in Te:tarj capable of producing
sugar are, placed at 1,000,000 acres.
THOUGH SIAXT BHKDM
Does not directly Imperil life, It Is a distreesfaT, vexa.
tJous and reeolnte cam| ilaint, Patient endurance of ita
numerous very small vnteTy pimples, bot and smarting;
requires fame fortitude. Iftbe discharged matter sticks,
itches, and the scabs have underneath a reddened sm>
face, the disease has not departed, and Hood's Sarsa
pari 11 a, in moderate dotes, shonld be continued,
FAMOUS CASE IS BOSTON.
"My fittlo four-year-aid girl had a powerfnl er option
on her face and head. Under her eyos it was tegular'
scalding red and sore, like a bom. Back of her loft ear
wo had to stars her half close toner head. FlTeoraiz
physicians and two hospitals gare up her case as ,'ncura
ble, BST0 that she might outgrow it. When it began to
maturate I became alarmed. In three weekl, with
Hood's Sarsaparflla, tbl sores began to heal; two bottles
made her oyesaa clear .u?Tcr. To-day she la aa woil aa
lam." JOHN OABEir, 164X7 Street, South Boston.
ATTEST: I know Jolln Carey. He ban honest, good
marl, Whose slatomcntii are worthy of entire credit., I
behove what bo abjut his child's sickness.
CLINTON H. COOK. Milk Street, Boston.
Sold by Druggists. $1; six for 95. Prepared craly by
C. X. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, lowcIL Maes.
?'Beat Cougn ITnJ.iam in the Worlds Try It.
Price 10c. F. \V. Ki? smax i. Co.. Augusta. Maine.
! An internal Itovcauo OfDcer SaredT
Editor of Sott on Herald: j
Dkaii Sm?During or term of service in the Internal
Keren no Department ol the United States, at the time
my office waa in this city, I was afflicted with a severe
attack of kidney dlseaso, and at times suffered lnt snsely.
I received the medical udvico of some of our best. physU
dsns for a long tlmo, without being benefited by their
prescriptions. Being discouraged by ths faHort. of tiw
doctors to help mo, and boing urgod to cso Bunt's
Remedy by a friend who had tested Its merits, sihoughi
reluctant to try a paten'! medicine, I was finally fcrdnccd
to try the Remedy, and procured two bottles of it, and
commenced taking it faithfully according to tho direc
tions. Before I had taken it three days the exemriating
pains in my back had disappeared, and before I had used
two bottles I was entirely cured. Whenever, from over.
exertion or a violent cold, the pains in my kidneys return,
a few doses of Hunt's Remedy quickly effects a cere.
B sfore closing I bog to mention the remarkable euro
of a friend of mino in Ne w York City, to whom Z; cccrn
mendod this valuable medicino. Ho wai. saJerlng:
severely from an attack which was pronounced by his
physician a decided caaii of Bright'c Disease of the E21
noys. I obtained two. bottles of Hunt's Reraely for
him, and he commoncod, taking it, and began to taspfOta
at once, and waa speedily restored to health, tad her
attributes the saving of his lifo, under tho blesetacof a>
merciful Providence, to Hunt's Remedy.
Another friend of mine In Now York, to whom I l.'eeoax,*
mended Hunt's Berne?ly, waa snfforlng severe!;' from,
kidney disease, and wail entirely cured of it after using
this wonderful medicino only a short period.
Foeling deeply grateful for the great benefits txperi
enced by my friends anl my?c.f from the use of Hunt's
Remedy, I feel it to be my duty, as woll as a great privi
lege, to furnish you '.hit. voluntary and unsolicited state
ment of facts for the information of your large number
of readers, many of whom aro undoubtedly suffering:
from this widoly-spreading scourge, and I believe that it
is the best medicino now known, and that it w?l euro all
cases of kidney diseases that can be cured.
1 shall be pleased to confer with any one who may
deairo an interview regarding tho statements herein
contained. Truly youni,
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