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ELISE'S VANITY.
A GERMAN LEGEND.
Thk vanity of the fair eex, it is (said,
is of the same ace as the sex itself.
A cleTer writer, in defending this trait of
the feminine character, has said that it
constitutes its greatest charm ; that -without
it the sex would lose half its attrac
tion ; and in support of this theory there
is the old quaint story of a German
maiden a story which is so tender and
pretty that it is worth rescuing from the
forgotten legends of the Fatherland:
A maiden lived on the banks of the
Rhine with her iather, the miller. Now
the maiden, whose name was Elise, was
not pretty, and she was cross and fretful,
for she grieved for her own lack of beauty,
and thought that none would ever care for
her on account of the few graces Nature
had given to her; so she did not even try
to please, and yet her heart was very large
and very kindly. She spent half her time
in front of her looking-glass, lamenting
her plainness and thinking how impossible
it was that Carl would ever learn to love
her, while Gretchen, who was so fair and
pretty that she was called The Daughter
of Spring," dwelt near her.
Elise was not loved, for she had never
tried to gain love. She always fancied
that it would be in vain to endeavor to
please, in vain to be kind, and thoughtful,
and loving. When Nature had so slighted
her, who; could care for her or think of
her, or be interested in hert
"Ah I" she sighed, one day, " if I could
but have Gretchen's beauty, I should be
the happiest girl in the Fatherland,for then
I should not fear any rival ; and Carl, sunny-haired
Carl, might love me."
But Carl never came near her now, and
only thought of her as cross and fretful
Elise, and wished Gretchen had had less
vanity with her pretty face, and a rather
larger heart in her slim body.
One day it was in the time of the vin
tage Elise went down to the P.hine to
brmg up water, and as she dipped her pails
in the clear ripples, she saw her own face
reflected, and turned away wretched and
discontented.
bhe sat down on a rocky stone and
watched the sunlight playing on the castle
crowned hills, and listened to the far-off
song of the workers in the vineyards ; and
she thought of Carl, who was there, -and
of Gretchen, who was there also. " Ah
me !" she sighed, " what a gift is beautv !"
"Elise," said a voice, and looking "up
she saw an old woman a very old, de
formed woman standing near to her.
" Elise," she said, " I will tell you the se
cret of beauty, and you shall obtain all that
you long for so much. Go home, and
never look in a glass never see the reflec
tion of your own face in the water; never
once again gaze on your own features, and
you will grow pretty so pretty that all
will wonder at the change, and Carl Carl
will learn to love you."
" Oh, I will never see my face again as
long as I live never, never!" said Elise.
" But are you sure, quite sure ?"
"Quite sure," replied the dame ; " but,
remember, if you once see your own face,
your ugliness will return. Now, go home,
and be light of heart, and every day your
lack of beauty will ptow less, and everv
day more love will hover around you."
" But how shall I know that it is true if
I may not see my face ?" asked Elise.
" Can you not tell by the altered man
ner or tnose around yon? asked the
dame.
" Oh, yes," said Elise ; "how I will watch
them!"
Elise went home with anew and strange
happiness at her heart a happiness that
changed her nature and influenced every
day of her life, and made her amiable, and
soft, and loving, and kind, and considerate,
and anxious to please and ready to serve
and help others.
Presently people began to remark the
alteration in the miller's daughter, and to
tell her how different she was from for
merly; and the maidens sought her out,
and talked to her about their lovers; and
the youths declared that Elise, the miller's
daughter, was the nicest girl that side of
the Rhine, and Carl learned to think how
different she was from Gretchen, and he
learned to love her, and through the Fath
erland there was not so happy a girl as
Elise. And all this time she never once
saw her own face, but turned away her
head when she dipped her pails in the
stream, and through all the miller's house
there was not to be found a looking-glass.
She longed ah, how much ! to see her
self in her new garb of beauty; but she
remembered the old woman s warning,
and conquered her desire.
In the spring time came her wedding
day, and early in the sweet fresh morning
she was married to Carl, and the young
flowers peeped out to see her face as she
passed by, and the tender grass kissed her
feat as she went along, and the birds sang
out a greeting, and even the light feathery
clouds seemed to stoop over her head, as
if with their shadowy hands they blessed
her on her bridal-day. Ah, happy Elise !
" Thou art so changed !" said Carl. "Thy
face is so different from what it formerly
was. It does not seem to me that it is
possible thou art the same Elise. I used
to pass without even looking back to gaze
on thee ; but to-day, in thy bridal veil,
thou art a sweet picture, which memory
will paint on my heart forever!"
Elise felt herself thrilled with happiness,
but never once told the secret of that
change, though she herself did not know
that, the real secret lay in her own changed
nature.
Now, presently, they were all feasting ;
kuu xise, lunging 10 oe aioneior a lew
minutes, with her wonderful happiness,
crept down to the side of the Rhine, and
thought over the past.
"Ah, and he said I am so altered, too!
Happy Elise, though art indeed altered!
And he said how pretty I looked in my
bridal veil. Do I, I wonder ? What would
1 not give to see myself!"
Elise was forgetteng, as she longed to
see herself, how strict had been the old
woman's warning. She stood on the edge
of the water with her face turned awy,
but her vanity kept saying to her, " Look
once for a single moment, Elise, and see
thyself on thy bridal day;" but she hesi-
uuea, ana longea, ana wondered if punish
ment would really follow if she looked.
"It cannot make any difference," she
thought, and she moved her head a little
way a very little way round till she
could just see the shape of her head re
flected in the water, and it seemed quite
strange to her, for she had not seen it for
so long.
i must, oh, I must see the face my Carl
loves," she said ; and, forgetting the happi
ness she might lose in this offering to her
vanity, she turned and looked at her re
flection in the water, and she saw what ?
the same plain lace she remembered long
ago ; the same the very same, without one
feature altered.
With a scream of despair she tottered
forward a step too far, and before she could
recover herself she fell into the water
which had shown her the dreadful, truth.
The tide bore her away, and never again
was seen the miller's daughter Carl's
young bride. Alas for vanity !
The Deaf Aunt and Wife.
I had an aunt coming to visit me for the
first time since my marriage, and I don't
know what evil genius prompted the
wickedness which! perpetrated towards
my wise and ancient relation.
" My dear," said I to my wife on the
day before my aunt's arrival, "you know
Aunt Mary is coming to-morrow; well, I
forgot to mention a rather annoying cir
cumstance with regard to her. She is
very deaf; and although she can hear my
veice, to which she is accustomed, in its
o dinary tones, yet you will be obliged to
speak extremely loud in order to be heard.
It will be rather inconvenient, but I know
you will do everything in your power to
make her stay agreecble.
Mrs. announced her determination
to make herself heard if in her power.
I then went to John N , who loves
a joke about as well as any person I know
of, and told him to be at the house at 6
p. m., the following evening, and felt com
paratively happy.
I went to the railroad depot with a car
riage next night and when I was on my
way home with my aunt, I said :
" My dear aunt, there is one rather an
noying infirmity that Annie, (my wife) has,
which I forgot to mention before. She is
very deaf, and although she can hear my
voice, to which she is accustomed, in its j
ordinary tones, yet you will be obliged to
speak extremely loud in order to be heard,
I am very sorry for it."
Aunt Mary, in the goodness of her heart,
protested that she rather liked speaking
loud, and to do so would afford her great
pleasure.
The carriage drove up on the steps was
my wife in the window was John K ,
with a face as utterly solemn as if he had
buried his relatives that afternoon.
I am delighted to see you," shrieked
my wife and the policeman on the oppo
site sidewalk started, and my aunt nearly
fell down the steps.
" Kiss me my dear," bawled my aunt,
and the windows shook as with the fever
and ague. I looked at the window John
had disappeared. Human nature could en
dure it no longer. I poked my head into
the carriage and went into strong convul
sions. When I entered the parlor, my wife was
helping Aunt Mary to take off her hat and
cap; and there sat John with his face
buried in his handkerchief.
Suddenly " Did you have a pleasant
journey" went off my wife like a pistol,
and John nearly jumped to ms leei.
" Rather dusty," was the response in a
war whoop, and the conversation con
tinued. The neighbors for blocks around must
have have heard it; when I was in the
third story of the building I heard every
word.
In the course of the evening my aunt
took occasion to say to me :
"How loud your wife talks!"
I told her deaf persons talked loudly
and that my wife, being used to it, was not
effected by the exertion, and that she was
getting along very nicely with her.
Presently my wife said softly :
" Alt, how very loud your aunt talks."
"Yes," said 1, "all deaf persons do.
Tou are getting along with her finely ; she
hears every word you say." And I rather
think she did.
Elated at their success at being under
stood, they went at it hammer and tongs,
till everything upon the mantlepiece clat
tered again and I was seriously afraid of a
crowd collecting in front of the house.
But the end was near. My aunt being
of an investigating turn of mind, was de
sirous of-finding out whether the exertion
of talking was injurious to my wife. So
"Doesn't talking so loud strain your
lungs?" said she in an unearthly whoop,
for her voice was not so musical as it was
when she was young.
" It is an exertion," shrieked my wife.
"Then why do you do it? was the an
swering scream.
" Because because you can't hear if I
don't " sauealed mv wife.
" What !" said my aunt, fairly rivaling a
railroad whistle at the time.
I began to think it time to evacuate the
premises; and looking around and seeing
John gone, I stepped into the back parlor,
and there he lay flat on his back, with his
feet at right angles with his body, rolling
from side to side, with his fist poked into
his ribs, and a most agonizing expression
of countenance, but not uttering a sound. I
immediately and involuntarily assumed a
similar attitude, and I think from the rela
tive position of feet and heads, and our at
tempts to restrain our laughter, apoplexy
must inevitably have ensued,' if a horrible
groan which John gave vent to in his en
deavor to suppress his risibility had not
betrayed our hiding place.
In rushed my wife and aunt, who by
this time comprehended the joke, and
such a scolding as I then got I never got
Dt-iore ana i nope never 10 get again.
How Much Shall we Eat?
"Great eaters never live long; spare
eaters never accomplish much. The best
rule is, eat moderately. Never eat so as
to feel uncomfortable. If more food is
taken than sufficient for the wants of the
system, it remains undigested and becomes
a source ot irritation ana oppression.
" Can you not give some rule ?"
"I will trv. Eat slowly, thoroughly
masticating your food. If the food be
swallowed no faster than the gastric fluid
is prepared to be mixed with it, hunger,
or the desire for food, will cease when
just enough has been taken ; but if the food
is crowded down rapidiy, after the manner
of thousands of American eaters, the appe
tite will continue until more than enough
is eaten, and often until two or three time
too much is eaten. Remember that the
appetite will only cease with the secretion
and now ot the gastric nuia ; nence we
should eat slowly, or we shall eat toomucn.
The slow eater should stop with the cessa
tion of his appetite; the rapid eater before.
Raoid eating freauentlv begets irritability.
dyspepsia, or disease of the stomach. In
this country rapid eating is a prevailing
evil. Every year its slain are counted by
thousands. Not long since a mend wrote
me inquiring why it is that there are so
many more dyspeptics in America than in
other populous countries r Because, l
responded. there are more rapid eaters.' "
" How long time is required fordigestion t"
"Ordinarily from two to five hours, or
longer, according to the kind of food and
the thoroughness with wmcn it is masti
cated. W hen the proper kind of food has
been eaten in suitable quantities, the fibers
of the muscular coat of the stomach alter
nately contract, pressing the food back
ward and forward from side to side. This
continues until the gastric fluid is thorough
ly mixed with the food. The length of
line required to complete uigesuon vanes
according to various circumstances, such as
the healthy condition of the stomach, the
kind and quantity ot tooa taken, exercise,
etc. Health and Home.
Mental Intoxication.
But there is a kind of intoxication al
most more injurious than that which re
sults Irom the abuse ot alcohol ; we mean
the mental intoxication which results
from the abuse ot excitement. This is
one of the great evils of society at the
present day. The life which the upper
classes lead, as a rule, is entirely destitute
of repose; bustle and excitement enter
into every pursuit, and the result is a dis
sipation of mental and moral powers most
disastrous to the character of every indi
vidual concerned. The word " dissipated "
is used too much in its worst sense; it
need not necessarily lmmy actual vicious-
ness ; it correctly expresses that kind of
lite which so many people lead nowa
days, in which all the energy and strengih
of mind, all the best faculties and qualities
of our moral natures, are thrown away.
Just as the general who loosely and with
out any definite purpose, scatters his sol
diers all about the country insures defeat,
so does that man or woman insure deterio
ration who squanders on the amusements
or trivial duties of society the powers of
the mmd or the emotions ot the heart.
Concentration is necessary for success in
all things ; and concentration becomes im
possible when our attention is forever dif
fused through such innumerable channels
that it can never gather in force on any
one point. Solitude is the restorative of
the mind, no less than sleep is of the
body ; but what good can solitude be when
it finds us so jaded with the continual
crowd and excitement in which we live,
that our brain is either a mass of whirling
images of impressions half received, or a
dull blank, incapable of reflection, stupe
fied with fatigue
If we look at the' amusements of the
rich, we find the element of excitement
more predominant than ever. The dances
have now become waltzes. Games of
skill are discarded for those of chance, or
corrupted by the introduction of betting.
The intrinsic interest of a cricket'match is
not enough to attract our modern young
men and women ; they n".ust have " some
thing on it," if it be only a pair of gloves.
" We must hare excitement, is the contin
ual cry. A morning call must be made
among a crowd of miscellaneous acquaint
ances, and a quiet " At home" means a
struggle through masses of muslins wedged
in by layers of black tail-coats, towards a
host, or'hostess, intrenched in some dis
tant corner of an utterly disorganized room.
Flower shows, where one might hope for
some touch of rural cuiet, are nothing but
tents changed into crush-rooms, where the
only flowers one can see are the false ones
in the ladies head ornaments. A picnic,
associated in our minds with delightful
gatherings of friends, and plenty of sim
ple fare, in some lonely nook of one of
Nature's sylvan temples. Is nothing but an
overgrown luncheon party, with a rabble
of people, mostly unknown to one another,
scrambling for bits otfoiegra. and half-
glasses of champagne. Social intercourse
becomes no longer a pleasure, but toil,
worse than any legitimate labor; all the
crowd, bustle, and excitement, which are
supposed to enhance its attractions, only
make it in the end more wearisome ; till
the mind robbed of wholesome recreation
and the bracing effect of rational pleas
ures becomes so detilitated that it
can feed on nothing but stimulants. All
our public amusements suffer from the
same cause. Our theaters must not give
us intellectual dramas or elaborate analysis
of character; our plays must be jerky,
abrupt, full of sensation, overspiced with
coarse incidents and flashy impertinences,
or they must be mere vehicles for gratifi
cation of the lowest sensuality. Literature
suffers only less than the drama ; novels
reeking of vulgarity, or something worse,
are greedily welcomed because the stories
are lull of excitement ; scarcely any one
has time to read anything worth reading,
or reflect on what he is reading; the brains
of men worthy of far nobler work, are
taxed to boil down, as it were, into- a
strong essence all those works the full
beauties of which can only be appreciated
by a delicate and fine taste.
What is the remedy ? Nothing, we fear,
but a thorough change of disposition in
society. Parents may do much if they w ill
resolutely determine that two evenings at
least, each week, shall be set apart for the
peaceful intercourse of home lite. But
while everybody has no rule of life but to
do whatever everybody else does, whether
he can afford it in purse or health, in body
or in mmd, we lear there will be little
abatement of mental intoxication. Lon
don Examiner.
Three Popular Superstitions.
Over all the middle ages we see the
wierd figure of a man, downcast and grave,
who, unhasting, unresting, must march on
to the day of doom. The Wandering Jew,
sometimes buried in Armenian convents
or the deserts of Central Asia, in the
burning plains of Africa, or the snowy
heights of Caucasus, suddenly appears in
the haunts of more civilized Europe, and
tells, as an eye-witness, the sad story of
the crucinxion, and his share in the con
tumely cast unon the God man. He had
thrown himself into the flaming city of
Jerusalem, under the lioman swords; he
had fought against duals, Germans, and
Saracens ; but no lance would enter his
charmed body no arrow pierce the heart
that longed to be at rest The wild ele
phant had crushed him under foot, ven
omous serpents had bitten him. the hungry
lion had torn him, but he could not die
until Christ himself should return to
judge the world. This legend filled the
people with terror and emotion, and prob
ably arose from somj eloquent preacher,
who thus personified the Jewish nation.
under the figure of a single man, scattered
tlirough the world, and undestroyed by
persecution. Matthew Paris is the first
historian who speaks of it : an Armenian
Bishop visiting the monks of St Albans,
had conversed' with the Jew about the year
1223, and from that time he appeared at
intervals in several of the cities of Europe,
dressed in the old Koman costume.
much worn, a long beard,
naked feet, and a sad, melancholy
expression. He refused all presents but a
few pence, which he gave away to the
poor. At Strasbourg the appeared in 1580,
and informed the magistrates that he had
passed through their city two hundred
years before, which was verified by a refer
ence to the city registers. The last we
hear of him is in the city of Brussels in
All x.
Another no less popular superstition
was the existence of a king and pontiff,
united in one, named Prester John, who
had ruled a vast empire for centuries, In
which more marvels were to be found
than in Mohammed's paradise. No travel
er to the East dared put a stop to this ab
surd belief; some even pretend to know
the place. The kings of Portugal sent
several expeditions into India and Abys
sinia to assure themselves of the reality,
for this immortal pope gave many an
hour's anxiety to the popes of the West,
for fear lest schism should spring from so
distant a quarter. There was a curious
letter, written perhaps by some partisan of
me reiormatiou, to the i-mperor or Kome
and King of France, in the name of Pres
ter John, about 1507, inviting him to set
tle in his dominions, which he described
as the richest and finest in the world.
There they would see the fabled phtrnix,
the griflin, the roc, the seven-horned bull,
centaurs, pigmies and dragons. There
sprung the fountain of eternal youth,
there grew the Tree of Life, from which
was drawn the holy oil used for the sacra
ments of the church ; and when the king
ana nis court sat down to table they need
ed no cooks, for a spiritual etief prepared
all their dishes.
Another mythical being was Antichrist.
who was supposed to be born in Babylon,
and whom the Jews were ready to recog
nize as their Messiah. The year 1000 was
fixed upon by the most learned doctors as
the time of his appearance, and the end of
me worio. vve have a terrible picture
given by a contemporary of the desolation
which reigned throughout EuroDe at the
approach of this fatal term ; there were
fearful signs in the heavens, and on the
earth eclipses, comets, meteors, floods,
tempests and plagues. Superstition aggra
vated the real evils of public misery ; the
people spoke of frightful miracles; the
dead were raised; the living struck with
sudden death ; specters and demons came
from the abyss. Men thought of nothing
uut uow mey snouia appear Oetore God
they gave up their wealth to churches and
convents ; they thought it useless to till the
ground and occupy themselves in their
aauy tasks; tneir fields, houses and shops
were deserted for the altar. At length the
last day of the year 999 arrived ; the whole
populace, m tears and prayers, crowded
the churches, and waited in trembling ex
pectation the soundings of the seven
trumpets, and the appearance of Anti
christ ; but the sun rose bright as ever, the
stars fell not from heaven ; the laws of na
ture were uninterrupted. 'It was only post
poned," said the credulous ; they counted
the days, weeks and months with inde
scribable anxiety, and it required many
years of anguish to restore calmness to
tneir minds. liamterf Journal.
The Foot of the Horse.
Owners of valuable horses may con
gratulate memseives on the assurance that,
by the aid and extended influence of veter
inary science, they have no longer to ap
prehend injury to the feet from the mere
application of shoes. On the contrary,
they may rest satisfied that, provided no
internal disease auacK them trom over-excitement
by work, they will not be only
as sound and healthy, but in better form
from having been properly shod, than if
mey naa not oeen shod at alL Some
hoofs, however, having a greater disposi
tion to secrete horn than others, and thus
called strong feet, should never remain
more than three weeks without being sub
ject to the drawing knife of the black
smith, ana me shoes properly replaced.
Neither should stopping with damp tow
be omitted ; as moisture, not wet. is benefi
cial to the health of the foot. Here then
is at once apparent one of the evils of out-of-doors
summering of horses. The foot
of a horse 60 exposed is at one time satur
ated with wet, and at another exposed to
a drying wind and a burning sun, the con
tractile powers of which upon horn are
too well known to require comment. Do
what we may, however, horses that are
required to "go the pace" will always be.
more or less, subject to diseased feet, quite
unconnected with shoeing; and against
such diseases there are but two precautions
on which much reliance can be placed.
First, let horses be in good condition for
their work, and properly treated after it ;
and, secondly, let them, for their particular
work, have sufficient obliquity of pastern-
joint (in our opinion one of the most im
portant points in the whole structure of
the horse,) to break the force of concus
sion ; which, together wivh over-excitement
of the vascular system, is the parent
of that irremediable disease of the navicu
lar bone, formerly called" founder ;" and
by some wiseacres "chest-founder" and
"sweeny" because the muscles in that
part are wasted from the inability of the
suffering animal to exert them. The pos
ture of a horse in his stall, when afflicted
with that complaint, or fevr in the feet,
is too characteristic to he mistaken.
PrnirU Farmer.
USEFUL AND SUGGESTIVE.
Somb bee-keepers recommend the plac
ing of salt about hives to keep off insects.
Observations in India on cases of sun
stroke corroborate the theory that intensi
ty of light in addition to heat is concerned
in producing the injurious effect.
A correspondent of Forney a (Phila
delphia) Preei has received a circular from
Hamburg, Germany, ottering Sana, oi a
peculiar color, for sale for the adulterating
of clover seed.
A green powder used by coffee dealers to
color coffee berries, has been analyzed, and
the analysis, which is published in the
Medical Gazette, shows it to contain fifteen
per cent, of Prussian blue, and thirty-five
per cent tf chromate of lead.
The following remedies are said to be
valuable and infallible: For corns, easy
shoes ; for bile, exercise ; for rheumatism,
new flannel and patience ; for gout, toast
and water; for. the toothache, a dentist;
for debt, industry, and for love, matri
mony. Gargle for Sore Throat. Strong
sage tea, pint ; strained honey, common
salt and strong vinegar, 1 tables poo nf ill of
each; Cayenne pepper, pulverized,. 1
rounding teaspoon; steep the Cayenne
with sage ; strain, mix the bottle for use.
Gargle from four to a dozen times daily,
according to the severity of the case.
To Remove Stains from Broad
Cloth. Take 'an ouuee of pipe clay
which has been ground fine, mix it with
twelve drops of alcohol, and the came
Quantity of spirits of turoentine. When
ever you wish to remove any stains fronf
cloth, moisten a lime ( I mis mixture with
alcohol, and rub it on the spots. Let it re
main till dry, then rub it off with a woolen
cloth, and the spots will disappear.
Raised Waffles One pint of sweet
milk, a heaping teacup of butter, three
eggs, (yolks and whites beaten scperately,)
a tablcipoonful of thick brewers' yeast or
half a penny's worth of baker's, one quart
of flour, one-quarter of a teaspoon of soda
dissolved in one teacup of sweet milk;
beat all together and let it rise till very
light, and then bake. Serve hot, with
butter and sugar, or plain, accoiding to
taste.
A case of remarkable preservation of a
lake vessel from decay, the timber of which
it is constructed proving still sound after
fifteen years of service, is explained upon
the theory that the timber was completely
water-soaked before being used, and that
during the period it remained in the water
the sap was removed, so that when thor
oughly dried the wood became literally as
hard as a bone.
Idleness and Health. Among the
unhealthiest of occupations. Dr. Guy, a
celebrated English physician, classes idle
ness and luxury. They induce premature
decay much faster than many trades re
garded as the most exhaustive and fatal to
longevity. Labor in general, instead of
shortening the term of life, actually in
creases it It is lack of occupation that
annually destroys so many of the wealthy,
who, haying nothing to doplay the part
of drones, and, like them; make a speedy
exit, while the industrious bee fills out its
usefulness and. honor.
Lawn Grass. The mixture for lawn
grass seeds generally adopted in this coun
try, is one bushel of red top and one quart
of white clover; but experience has shown
that if one kind of grass only be sown, no
matter how abundantly the seed be scat
tered, or on whatever soil it may be, only
a part of the plants will flourish ; vacant
places will occur throughout the piece,
and these will be filled up in time with
grasses of an inferior quality, as well as
weeds and mosses. Western Rxral.
Drunkenness. "Truly, there is no
enemy more dangeroas than drunkenness,
and no slavery more terrible than that of
a drunkard. At one time it encounters
man under the form of custom, habit,
friendship! At another time under the
deceitful garb of pleasure! But when it
has once completely fastened on its vic
tim, to what a pitiful state of moral degra
dation is he reduced! He will readily
barter his own liberty, his honor, his
character, his peace, and the very exist
tence of his family for what? For mere
brute gratification. For senseless, stupid
indulgence." Daniel Kimball.
To Clean a Shotgun. A writer in
the Rural 2Teic Yorker says: "If the gun
is rusty by long disuse, the best thing to
remove the rust is kerosene oil ; cork the
hole in the tube, and let the gun stand two
or three days full of oil ; then wash the
gun with hot water, dry, and oil it a little
with sweet oil. To clean a dirty gun that
is in use, I would fill it with vinegar, wash
it thoroughly with the same, and it will
remove all burnt powder that has col
lected in the barret Rinse it with hot
water (hotter the better) and wipe dry and
oil."
A physician writing a series of " Let
ters to a School-Girl," devotes one to the
"Nice keeping of the Hair." Among
other directions, he remarks that much is
said against wearing switches, or jutes, or
chignons, because they breed pestiferous
vermin, whose life is fed by their drain on
the small blood-vessels of the scalp ; but
all such objections to these monstrosities
become as nothing compared with the ob
jection which arises from the congested
condition of the blood-vessels of the back
brain by reason of their use. A switch or
chignon is a substance which in itself is a
great noa-conductor of animal heat. As
the back head has a great deal of blood,
and a great deal of blood has a great deal
of heat in it, -the surplusage of this heat
should be permitted to pass off outwardly.
To wear one of these appliances is to keep
the heat in, and as the part thus dressed is
made hotter than it ought to be, disease
takes place in a little while, and the whole
bodily structure becomes aflected.
Thatching Haystacks.
Mr. Harris has had a visit from an
English farmer, who told him many things,
among others how to thatch a hayrick.
My English visitor staid with me sever
al days, and I learned a good deal from
him. He was a farmer's son, had been
" through college, " a man of considerable
properly, but he could, he said, "do every
kind of farm work, and we think that a
man who can not is not fit to manage a
farm." I told him that was good Yankee
doctrine. " Why do you not thatch your
haystacks ? " he asked. " Because I have
no one that knows how to do it, and be
cause our machines break the straws so
short " " What diflerence does that make ?
We sometimes thatch with stubble. We
went to the woods and cut a bundle of
thatch pegs about three feet long, and
from half to three-quarters of an inch in
diameter, cutting them off square at one
end, and sharpening the other so that they
could be pushed into the stack. Then he
got four slicks about four feet long and an
inch in diameter, lie tied them together
in pairs with a piece of strong string so as
to allow them to be separated three or four
inches, tie also put a string of the same
length, with a loop at the end, on the other
end of one of each pair. This was used to
carry the straw on to the stack. We then
got a quantity of wheat straw and nearly
saturated it with -water. The straw was
then pulled out straight laid on two of the
sticks, some three or four inches thick.
The other two sticks were then brought
over and fastened at the other end, aad the
straw was carried in this way on to the
haystack. First of all he raked down the
top of the stack, and leveled down the in
equalities. He then placed the ladder
about three feet from the gable end of the
stack, and commenced at the caves to thatch.
Ot course the straw was laid so that the
upper layer would lap over the lower one.
Then, with the head of a wooden hay rake,
the straw was raked down smooth and
straight Pegs were stuck into the stack,
and the thatch fastened on by hay rope or
string wrapped round the head of the pegs.
These were hammered down firmly into
the stack, and the operation was done. A
good matcher, with a man to wait on him,
will thatch a stack containing twenty tons
in a day. L'well done, the hay is as safe
as when in a bcrn. Long, coarse grass or
rushes mado better thatch than straw, and
when used green save the trouble cf wet
ting the straw. I think a great deal might
be done to preserve a stack of timothy hay
or straw by thoroughly raking down the
roof after it had settled; doing the work
when the surface of the stack was wet with
dew or rain.
The Auensta (Me.) Journal Freaks of
raising pigs as "hogriculture."
Give the Boys a Chance.
One of the surest methods of attaching
a boy to the farm Is to let him have some
thing upon it for his own. Give him a
small plat of ground to cultivate, allowing
him the proceeds for his own use. Let
him have his steers to break, or his sheep
to care for. The ownership of even a
fruit tree, planted, pruned, and brought to
bearing by his own hands, will inspire
him with an interest that no mere reward
of wages can give. In addition to the
cultivation of a taste for farm life which
such a course will cultivate, the practical
knowledge gained by the boy will be of
the highest value. Being interested, he
will be more observant, and will thorough
ly learn whatever is necessary for his suc
cess. Another and equally important advantage
will be the accustoming him early to
feel responsibility. Many young men,
though well acquainted with all the man
ual operations of the farm, fail utterly
when entrusted with the management of
an estate, from want or experience in
planing for themselves. It is much better
that responsibility should be gradually as
sumed, than that a young man should be
first thrown upon himself, on attaining
his majority. Cor. Ohio Farmer.
The True Way to Milk Cows.
As a rule, particularly in dairies of any
considerable size, the milking is perform
ed in an extremely indecent and filthy
manner. Laborers often commence milk
ing after they have been doing the most
dirty work, without even thinking about
washing their hands, which are literally
smeared with the filth of the yard. Then,
after they have begun to milk, dust and
dirt are constantly falling from the hands
and from the cows udder into the milk.
Many persons are also addicted to the
habit of dipping their hands into the milk
every half minute, and, with the warm
liquid, moistening and lubricating the
teats, to render them more pliable, so that
the milk may be drawn more easily.
Hence, if the udder and hands are not en
tirely c'.jan, a milker will collect enough
of tilth to vitiate one's taste for the best
of milk. These suggestions will explain
how and why it is that such a large quan
tity of dark-colored dirt is usually seen in
the bottom of the milk pitcher, after the
milk is carefully turned out
Our own practice, when we superintend
ed the milking was as follows: Every
cow was fed just before the milking was
to be done. When a cow is eating, or im
mediately after she has swallowed her
mess, she will always give down the milk
better than if she is hungry. The stalls
were then cleaned. Then a man proceed
ed with a large pail of cold water and a'
cloth, to wash the teats and udder. The
large, filthy washcloth was not dipped in
the water, but a little clean water was
ladeled out of the pail on the cloth. By
this means the operator had the advantage
or clean water, until the work was com
pleted. As soon as the udder was washed
clean, all the loose dirt was brushed from
the hair around about the ndder, so that
there would be none of the dry accumula
tions of the stalls to fall in the milk paih
By washing the teats and udders clean.
the cows will always milk easier than if
the teats are dry and covered with a scale
of dirt. By the time the washing is fin
ished, the handling or the udder will in
duce the animal to give down her milk.
The teats will then be full of milk, and
the skin will be so mellow and elastic that
a cow may be milked much sooner than if
the milker commences his manipulations
with rough and dirty hands, while the
teats are cold and smeared with faith.
Moreover, a cow that has a thin and deli
cate skin will often kick when her tender
teats as handled, not because she is vicious.
but because the pressure of a dry teat
with a rough hand causes pain. Long
anger nails, also, will often cause a gentle
cow to kick.
After milking, if the teats are at all dis
posed to chap, let a little lard be rubbed on
them every day. Lard will keep the skin
soft and prevent chapping. Every milker
snouia wear a clean toga while musing.
No more filth could be seen in the bottom
of our milk pails and pitchers, than could
be found in a baby's eye. But in the small
quantity that we now procure daily in the
city, there is often nearly hair a teaspoon
ful of the filth of the cow stable in the
bottom of the milk pitcher. 2V. T. 06-
serrer.
Setting Up in Life.
Rev. John Hall thus wisely speaks to
young people : " There are two ways of
setting up in this lile. One is to begin
where your parents are ending magnifi
cent mansion, splendid furniture, and an
elegant turnout The other is to begin a
little nearer the point where lather and
mother of blessed memory began. You
see, my tiiena, you can go up so easily and
gracelully. u events show it would be safe
but it would be trying and awkward to
come down. And it costs much now to
live. And business fluctuates; and health
is uncertain: and temptations from the
side of pride are strong, and many a young
man who did not mean to be extravagant,
has been led along ; and rather than face
the position and descend manfully, has
tried to keep up by embezzlement and
been called a swindler.
Kxoxytlle, Tenn., boasts of a voung
Samson, named Louis Kuckert One of
his feats is to lie flat on his back on the
floor, and stretch his arms above his head,
with the palms of his hands upward, and
for a heavy man to place a foot in either
hand, when he will raise him with ease.
getting up on his feet at tne same time.
lie has in this manner lilted men weigh
ing nearly 200 pounds.
It is k great mistake to suppose that the
cause of rheumatism, ncuraligia or gout exists
where the pain is experienced. Ihe source
of these diseases is generally nrea in the
blood, and it is one of the special properties
OI UK. WALKERS ECETABLa VINEGAR BIT-
tkks to neutralize this deposit, while it reno
vates the relaxed kidneys and thns prevents
them from permitting a "portion of their secre
tion to escape tlircuirn improper cnanneis.
Torpidity of the stomach has also much to do
wuii me vitiation oi tne Diooa, ana upon
this organ the bitters act directly as a stimu
lant and invigorant.
Oppression after eating, headache, nervous
aeuiuty, are tne eneets ol indigestion, tine,
or two at most, of Parma' J'urgatiee Mlt
wui give immediate reliel.
FicssiNo's White Wine Vinegar is a mott
Siperb article lor table use. warranted pure
Godet's Ladv'8 Book for Mat.
The embellishments for thk month comment
with a handsome steel plate, entitled " Rustic
Gallantry." A aeren-finre Colored Fashion-
Plate comes next, with the latest designs of dresses
pictured upon it. A picture of the interior of a
primitive cnnrch, entitled Devotion." Crochet
Square, printed in blue. The large Extension
Sheet contains thirty-one engravings of dresses
for ladies, bonnets, children's dresses, and many
articles for the toilet. There is also s page of
designs for dressing children's hair. In the Work
Department many instructions are given for
useful work. A handsome design for a suburban
residence is also given. Marion Harland's story,
that has run through four numbers of the book, is
completed in this number. '
Exhaustion.
Invalids, broken down in health and spirits by
Chronic Dyspepsia, or suffering from the terrible
exhaustion which follows the attacks of acute dis
ease, the testimony of thousands who have been
raised as by a miracle from a similar state of
prostration by Hoetetter'i Stomach Bitters, is a
sure guarantee that by the same means yon, too.
may be strengthened and restored. Bat to those
who stand in peril of epidemics, to all who, by
reason of exposure, privations, and uncongenial
climate or unhealthy pursuits, may at any mo
ment be stricken down, this paragraph is most
particularly and tmphallmUy addressed. You, who
are thus situated, are proffered an absolute safe
guard against the danger that menaces yon. Tone
and regulate the system with this harmless me
dicinal stimulant and alterative, and you will be
forearmed against the maladies whose seeds float
around yon in the air unseen. Eos tetter 'a Stom
ach Bitters are not only a standard tonic and al
terative throughout the United States, but they
are accredited by the certificates of the most dis
tinguished citizens of the Union, to the people of
all other lands. In Canada, Australia, and the
West Indies, they are gradually taking the place of
all other stomachics, whether native or foreign.
and as surely as truth la progressive and demon
stration overthrow doubt, they will eventually
supersede every other Invigorant and restorative
now employed in tnclif inal practice.
A Leading Life Insurance Company.
It is evident that just now there is no sub-
)ect more full of Interest to the public than
Lire Insurance, and nothing that concerns
them more than the merits of the various life
companies In the United States.
In reviewing the career of these institutions.
we have been much struck with the extraordi
nary onward progress of the Equitable Life, of
New York, and the marked success which has
attended the management of its affairs ; and
we feel that we are doing a potitiv good by
giving In brief detail the points which entitle
it to the first consideration of the insuring
public
The Equitable now occupies the leading
position in respect to the amount of new an
nual business, as will be seen by the follow
ing table :
NEW BUSINESS, 1870.
The Kqt-ttabl i40.t95.T99
The Mitlal Urm 83,45f,17
The Connecth i'T Mutual 34,707,717
Tub Mutual Han k fit li,997,110
The New Yobs. Lira 37,141,996
The JiTKA 11,706.474
The New England 8.979,361
Ths Knickerbocker 1S.141.S44
The CHAjmtaOAK S0,118,4t5
Ry thU we observe that Us business fix
1870 reached the enormous figure of $40,295,
799, being $7,000,000 larger than that of any
company in the world.
The Equitable is a mutual company, on the
cash basis, making annual returns to its policy-holders
of all the profits which arise in
the course of its business.
The mention of one very favorable feature
must not be omitted we refer to the ability
of its agents and the courtesy of its officers,
by which every required information con
nected with Life Assurance can be readily ob
tained. The executive of this company can
always be easily approached, and this tends
much to Its popularity.
It is thus easy to understand why the Equi
table has reached its present pre-eminence.
Starting from the first day of its organization,
under the best auspices, in 1SC6 there were but
roua companies that wrote a larger amount of
new Insurance; in IS67, bnt three ; in 18G&
but two ; in 1869, the Equitable's transac
tions were the largest, and in 1870 it still
maintained its supremacy, as the. table given
above shows. By this time it had issued over
60,000 policies, insuring more than $250,000,
000. We are not aware whether the Equitable
Life Assurance Company is represented here
or not, but we would strongly recommend
those desirous of working In the field of life
Assurance, to place themselves at once In
communication with the home office, with the
view of acting for them as agent, as there is,
perhaps, no other company that could offer
better inducements.
Johnton' Anodyne Liniment may be admin
istered to children with perfect success. In
eases of croup, wbooping-congh, influenza,
and almost any of the diseases to which they
are liable.
The Mettiothjit, of XewTortchne alwava ben edited
with inarknl ability nv Rev. Dr. Cmofc. lit enterpriilnir
ownT8 nave lat liVt to Its editorial corps Dr. Aba
Stevens the liuooriiui of Melhonum and an experienced
JonmalinL Tltev have also encnyed contrtbuoons and
nermona from the ltrv.T. lie Witt Talmaee. whoe sac-
cew and popularity OT almnet unexampieiL Tux Mrra
ODlrr abounU in good thine, is never dull or dry, has
storim forchiMim, hinta for bnnm, and aomethtne for
evervhodv They offer for one year's suhacrlption, $2.50,
to rail it Irom now until July 1st, 1873. Specimen coptaa
HOTBEm WHO HAVE DAUGHTERS THAT HATE
Weak Lcifos should arrest the disease when it is
in the inclDient stares. It is Indicated bv a hack.
ing cough, pains in the chest, difficulty of breath
ing, or oppression of the longs. If this be per
mitted to run on, tubercles will form, and Con
sumption will be the result. A most valuable
remedy will be found in Allen's Lung Balaam, to
curt and ctucK tnis disease m lie nrsi stage.
For sale by all Medicine Dealers.
1840-
-TO-
1871
FOB. TKERTY-0JTE YE ASS
PERRY DAVIS'
PAIN-KILLER
Ha Wm re In rrprr TnrivfT of climate, and brahnoat
cvrry nutton known to Amtrk-fuia. It the almost con
Biam coniHnijn uu inrmmiaot! inma ot uk mmiojuLry
and the travt-ter, on sett and IjuvI, and no one aboaid travel
oa oar l, akj uu Kiiaut VviTUULi al
PU5-KILLER was Ue flnt u4 la the Oily Per-
MMtBt PMB-Bellervr.
Blncethe PArX-KlXLFR van flret introdrwM. and met
villi Mich nnsunMUbetl wile, many LlntmenL Panacea aixl
oMkt rvnifMk-a have been onereri to the public, but not one
or them ivw ever attained tne truiy uviablk bIamdihq
oi toe tA-h.i.rf,itr
Why is this so?
It is became DAWS' P ACS-KILLER Is what it claims
lobe a Uuleveroi Hun.
Its 3IeriU are I'nanrpaed.
If von are snnerintr from 1MTKK!YAL PA TV, Twenty
or Thirtv llropR In a Little Water will almost Instantly anre
you. luere la nouuug to equal u. in a lew moment tt
cures
Colic, Crape, Spasms, Heart-ban, Diarrhoea,
Dysentery, Flux, Wind la the Bowels, gear
8 to ouch, Dysaeaala, Sick Headache.
In sections of the country where
FEVER AND AGUE
PrexalK there ta no remedy heki fn treater esteem. Every
tymtreKpeprr snouiu Keep it ai nana, w appiy u on ine arst
attack any Pain, it will give aatiiiclory reiiei; and
ave hoant of miilertnc.
Do not trifle with yonne!vMiby tertfrur mirried retried tea.
tenure von call fir and ret the genuine PAIN-KILLER,
art many wonhley nostrums are attempted to be aoltl oa
tue irniit reputation oi thin vainanie imcucine.
BJT Directions accompany eacli bottle.
Price 25 cts 50 eta. ud $1 fr Bottle.
J. N, HARRIS & CO., ClnclBMtl, Ohio,
Proprietor fur the Southern and Western State.
W For sale by all Medicine Dealer.
JUST PUBLISHED.
DOWN IN A SALOON.
By the author of the new tfiOO prize book,
" BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET."
The hero of our storr Is first introduced to us
a circus bov in Mother la-are's saloon : and the
reader is kindly Invited to follow the fortunes of
this orphan, as unlolded In the nneiy written work
announced.
Beautifully hound in gold and Mack and sent
prepaid by mail. Price, $1.50. For sale by all
UouKstuers.
JIEXEY nOYT
R. 9 C.nkill, Beaten,
FEED GRINDERS.
Ora-THnro saved by rrhidtoe (ram ft stock. AS
ktnflj ot live stork Improvn one-third raster, and are
nlthler and in all respecta better, if fed en ground mod.
xue cewoamtea
CHALLENGE MILLS,
wW-h have taken the nlctaert premiums at every Fan
wnere exhibited, zrind from 20 to 58 bushels per boar oi
any una oi grain, in any cuoumou.
Prices frera SOU te 9100.
Send ft Clreulais tv to the
CHALLENGE MUX COMPAW,
Bauvia, imnoia.
WIND MILLS
The celebrated rtf-rcn-mlnr Wind Mills, which eaj
.fvr mm ii awv mm will nnma and Erlnd. and do 29
T cent, more wotk. Ol any Kino, nu may ui imrr " uiu
ill marie, and la the ojfLT raxraoT. sexr-aovzBEss
wind Mill Known.
kend lor circulars and mil mnrtmanon to tne
CHALLENGE MILL COMPACT.
Batavla, lutflokv
REDUCTION OF PRICES
TocorJbrm te
REDTJCTIOX OF DUTIES. .
Great Savins te Coaraaera by setting a
iiaoe.
If Send fcr oar Xew Prlee Lrst and a Club fcrra will
accompany tt containing; fail dinctiona, maklnc a lane
saving to consumers and remunerative to club orgaauers.
THK GREAT UXKIC1X TEA CO..
P.O.BOX5M3. 31and33VeeyBL,ewTork
AGENTS WANTED as .ell
a new BfcuonaJ Map of II.' rata.
A new HerOnal wan ol Iowa.
A new Sectional Map of Vlaxourt
A new County Map of the I'nited States.
TTi. II. r.ut .tul mn.f .rti-uMlv. UajM evr nUhtiSMd
Ad Jreaa f.urcs Bi-utcBA an, 1U Lake street, Chicago. Ill
CimsF. HATi-RD to, Chiraeo, I1U Headonsr
j tera frtr p.int in'., v.rni.he. Aile Grease and W!!-
00. faunt Oil tana, all at Manufacturer' lowest prices.
THE ESTEY ORGAN,
It the ont Oman with the
Celebraujd Vox Jub'Jante
and Vox Humana Stone.
Prices front avi.OO upwaroa.
Sold on nnall lnatallmeua).
bend fcr eataloKiie to
H. L. STORY CO,
j, J i i r Keetra Tern pie or aiuac,
ViiAlii' j 4DearbomSU
V - - Chicago.
INVENTORS who wWi to take ont Letter Patent
areaflvt-trti tncotuiaei with tle Editor of the SriaxTiric
Am mioaX. w ho have jTnecntel utaim betVvre the Patent
OttiCe tor U3 Veara. Their Amtiioui rivI KuropeHii PaU-nt
Awncy la Ute mnt 'extensive In tite workL C bartr le
than anr ojJkt reliable maenty. A pamphlet wilq lull
lyfracUiro u Inventor la -ot gratia. Adtim
MINN Oc CO., 37 Park Rw, Sew Trk.
THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN !
A wvteeo paje weeklv devoted to Macimnr, Mawt-
FACTTRt-S LWINTIO-t, CBEXISTRT. E-MlaEEI!tri,
AacBmt-rma and Porruut bcience. Kull 01 splen
did Eiurravlngs. Temia, EXtf) a year. Specimen num
ber sent frfe. Addreaa,
M CNN fc CC 37 Park Raw, H. T.
S AH FORD CORN.
Grown from sred bought of 8. B. Fanning, and wlerd
expmlv lor find. Aw&nkd premium ai but Miclit,'?in
StAle Fair.
Ouart, by Mafl $ Ml iTxlf Bushel !.
Pi-rk, Eiimw 1-5 I lmbH 3..X
Bv bnyin-j Seed at the Wait tinners will mv &UM pT
Bumijprtctora. xowyLEY, Parma. Mk-h.
New Arrangements I
Fresli Attractions !
Tm M Armor rvr, of Xew Tnrte, althorerh hrariirr a de
ivminaU'nMl naiie, i a-reprjt)le to all tovera of i-tuiiciti
t h ririuan i t v, w Jirt I t Mrt I mm ti-w or i m .
Tu MivrnoDisT U edited by Ifc-v-Oeorse R. Crooks
P. l-,and lirv. Ahel Stevens I.L. IK,,lih etuim-nt ur
naluisanrt the l;uterUe wi-U-known author of The lit
krry of Mrltxiim.
The Mcthoiit t alwavs full of Good Rx.vic.o vob
TIIKPZOPLK ANtTHKIR 4 "liILlRKX.
W Tue MTiioiwr will Itereafrer si -e the onrr revised
report of UreaermoiM of tlie Her. T D W itt Talx ;e,
'iekiaeneeanl orisiiialirv draw coremTrtioia nuii
benns over 3,000 to hi Free Tdheniarle in Itnn klvn.
taf Thk MKTHontsT will alo be iVrnl-ilxfi "mrnlarlj
With eontrihnrionr. from Dr. Taimajre fn his unin,ne nt .
IV The MrrnopisThjia every week Ltrturt-lioom
XiU-nrlU-T H. W Hkethkb.
IF the MFTnorisT will befrfn ft PintTM. emrr
of (treat interna by Mr. Jennie Y:liuiaof I hH-k, a bwly
Of inreirift.i a writi-r nilw.krr.
Tim Mkthodist baa arctu variety of reading for
IeT" i he Methotist wflt tire thene and manv other
food thin from aownntil July 1st, WtZ, f. tin price of
oneyeariiHei1ntion.',VXlein neariv TiiftEx jioxnts
foe KOTiilxo, ami to clerxyiuen of all tlenominaUoDa lor
lJ-.
rFTrTi MmtODiKt" H taken hr 4.tt rlenrrmen.
Nearly all Met Itoriist ministers wtll receive Buhcripttons
or ther mar he sent to the publisher, direct. CanvawKni
lihfmily paid.
irtin METHortT mar be ordered by the week of
IteWMleaiera. .Sprcuneit ctpr frr.
Ci. C. HALSTED, Pufclinber,
114 IK&mmm Street. New Verb.
White Rose Potato
MORE TTEARLY BUG PROOF
Taaa any ether kaawra variety.
Eiei Tanner ahould secure enongh mis spring to raise
hi wed lor another year.
We nave a omall quantity which we will sen for tntro
encrjon at aseenu per pound by mail, or aj per peck by
express.
bead orders at ohce to
HOVBT SB CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Seed Warehouse,
51 Stale St.. t'hlear.
YOUNG MEN 1
Opstrtnr a sue
restful start in
Broineiw Life
ant-rut Fastv
man CoDeee
he cldert, beat and most tvawiTOibre practical aebooi, and
he only one providing iturVxd lor graduates. Atldreaa,
-or juanrrw oi 3,'" in misinesn,
II 6 EASTMAN, LU DPonchkeepM,y.T.
THEA-NECTAR
B A PCX
BLACK TEA
with the Grren Tea Flavor. War
ranted to suit all tartea. .r t ait
trerffirhere. And lur sale whol
aale onlv hr the firem Atlan
tic aad fan tic Tea la,
Chnn li bt New Vorfc. P. (. ft
Mud fur ThefcOteuaf
Circular.
DR. CROOK'S WINE OF TAR 1s a remedr wnich hat
stood the tfst of tiie puolic (or 10 yean, and been pro
nounced reliable by tlie nut it In cured, and by the
dniffjji-rts of tbeeountrr Will you let prejudice prcYenl
jvu uwi miiif; liuoi r
TAKE Dr. Crook a wine of Tar if you hare a Cough or
votu.
TAKE Dr. Crook's WlneofTarforyour Throat or Lung
TAKJE Dr. Crook's Wine of Tar if you wish Asthma
mm.
TAKE Sr. Crook's Wine of Tar for Bronchitis.
TAKE Dr. Crook". Wine of Tar If your Appetite is poor.
TAKE Dr. Crook a Wine of Tar If your Stomach Is out
ca oruer
TAKE Dr. Crook's Wine of Tar if yon have the Liver
ifUaipiauu.
TAKE Dr.Crook'a Wine of Tar If you hare Crinary
irouuiea.
TAKE Dr. Crook's Wine of Tar if you fed Weak and
veuLUiaieu.
TAKE Dr. Crook's Wine of Tar if you tare a Chronic
I4juu you wim cureu.
TAKE Dr. Crook's Wine of Tar tostrengtben and build
up your .yaiem.
DR. CROOK'S WISE OF TAR will core your Dy
prpwa.
TAKE Dr. Crook's Wine of Tar if yon are BUioos.
TAKE Dr. Crook's Wine of Tar If you wish to be
Dealtny. oraale by urujqpata every wnere.
MARRIED LADIES win find Dr. Cmokl Mornlne
Sedative t.t-nre Momine. bU-kneeA. even In it moat
--'-- luleiil lurai. 01 touiutuc aim Janata.
AIIERICAN ER0HEE.
CtwnbhThrr, fn one of the lljrhtert an! ithnpTet of Mtenea
tennis, all Uieprinciplea Involved in the perfect broiling ol
roeaw, with the irreHteHi economy of lime and fhel. It sirs
ontopol Uie wove or rarise. over one of the optaiirer; re
quirna no prparaUnn of fir; no coke or cliarcoul ; no
pountlinr of tweak ; retains all the Juices and flavor, vhH-h
areiowty loftt by the on li nary proce; broils a steak m
from 4 to I minntea; remlera toiiirh meat tender; does
awar with all fwnoke anl unvll of bomlnc rreawe; broils
equally well over coal or wood; acwm tor all aiiert.toves
or rane openings; andiaenwtllr nood fr atwik. chiefcen.
haio. chrvjM, fl.-h and ovslent. Li is aloax. OAuakd bread
toabter aiid corn-popper.
Now made of Riwia Irot, with mrts fn eor-r. obvf
atliKttaltil.tyof dUrrMtTH-injimmedby careJt-sKies and
Utereby delroyiDK necesttary clute. lit.
Grwranteed to full.!! all the nboTr peclflrtVw. or mno-y
refill r-Wi. KetaM price, Kine inenh crate for corn-
poptang and raffee-roasting, when iJtttired, :5c extra.
Liberal diflcoont to the trade.
Alt broiler will have bra) label attached, with name and
Trade Mark stamped thereon.
American Broiler MannfactTrrtrur 0 fffirm t& Broad
street. New York, and lt9 iiace Weet, CmrinnauL
Formic at manofftcrnrers' rvkesby
'RANK 6TURGES CO, OilcgO.
C. B. JAMES CO., r-etrolt.
CH FEVER, BtTWIlARD CO, ScLouia.
C.SHEPA UD 4fe CO, Milwaukee.
F3A63ANT SAFCLIIKE
Cleans K3d Glore and all Wnds of Hot ha and ctaMnT; re
move Paint, (tirwtTrir, Ac. . ml without fflM-t
Inhiry to the finest, febrtc. bold by Irrnrrwt and f ancy
Goods .dealer. FRAGRANT. SAPOUKN'K CO,
s i tare lay &.,ew i otk, -to lAsaiie i muu
FERRATED WiNE
or
WILD CHEREY
FOB
Irrwpepalm, IadlgestlOB, Xerrowscas, Ac
This arei)le and highly rcsrioor, Wine te prepared
a to present to invalids a reliable cxrobinatlon of the valusr
bte elements of Chxbxy, Pikwhobocs axd Ieox, in a
form more acceptable than the ordinary prepmnuloos oi
Iron.
An Iao Toxic ajtd 8idattti j-necfanr adapted to the
owicate constitution of Laxmea, In cases of eeneral weak-
nens, loss of nerroaa energy and Impoverished blood. It
promotes the appetite, glvca renewed strength and energy
totnrwnoie systnn.
TILDE5 ft; CO.,
Pliarmjrceati5ts and Cnemtets,
!few IbaiMn, T, and 174J William St, New York.
Far sale by Dragglst rene rally.
GOLD COIN.
A Pert ae far all,
AND HOW TO OBTAIN IT.
Men and women, wtthnnt mernvt-nl tv k4 rin
butdnesa, can aid a rood cause, and at the same time nuke
aJWtrtne, 820.000.
Pamnh'eta conraminaT fi.I1 rMHtmliM frw.. Kr.in tt
setuxree by addreseing
F O. Box & Omiha, Nebra-ka.
STEEL NAME STAMPS
ForTeel. Parent., Ac. K. H.PAIV.ManataetT,
BurllMlon. VL ok Dtr leltar. Vlalletl ncelM of uV.
Lri'lftLlFR'S PATFVT AlTOMATTC STATION
AHV STEAM KXIilNR GOVEKN'UKS at. bduH-
dve. Simple, bate, and a aertect Bnrress.
oeno nr. StTCUlor ro j . i r r. m
Fort Wayne, Indians.
W0r
l
V
O
A GREAT E13C0YEBY
MIX1.I059 1
Wenaerfal Carattve EaTeeta
DR. WALKER'S CAl.UHtU.nlA
They are aec a Tile FANCY DRIJilO
Made of Pear Rasa, WklakrT Preaf Spirit
aae Refaee Liqaere doctored, spiced and sweet
ened to please the taste, called "Tonics,1 Jrjrpetia
en," "Bestorera, atc that lead the tippler oa te
drunkenness and rain, bnt are a true Medicine, aude
from the Native Roota and Herbs of California, free)
freoa all A leakelie Stlmalaate. They are the
GREAT BUUD PURIFIER and A LIFE
GITIXa PRINCIPLE, a perfect Keaovalor and
Inrigorator of the System, carrying off an poisonous
matter and restoring; the blood to a healthy condition.
Ho persoa can take these Bitten according- to direc
tions and remain lonjr unwell, provided their bones
are not destroyed by mineral poison or other means,
aad the vital ergana -wasted beyond the point ef rV
pair.
They are a Gentle Parcarlwa aa wrll aa a
Teaie. possessina; also, the peculiar merit of actine
as a powerful agent In relierlna; Congestion er iaf aav
matlon of the Liver, and all the Visceral Organs.
FOR FEMALE COMPLAINTS, whether la
mnn ns jtU ttawrtaul a. aifn.lA at iha eteawrn nt
manhood or at the turn of life, these Tonic Bitters aava
no eqnaU
For Inflammatory nsl Chronic Rheoma
tiara and Goat Dysprpaiav r IasHssttioB
BUioaa Remittent ana Intermitteat Frvero.
Diaeaae of the Blooa LaWer, K leaner an!
Bladder, these Bittern have been most snccessfoL
Saca Disease are caused by Tit la tea Blood
which Is generally produced by derangement ot the
DitTfutive Ortrana.
DYSPEPSIA OR HnTGESTIO!r, Hea4-
ache, iain in the Shouiderw, ConKiia, Tigtitueas of the
Cheat, dizziness. Soar Eructations of the Stomach,
Bad taste In the Montb, Billons Attacks, Palpitation
of the Heart. Inflammation of the Langs, Pain In the
regions of the Kidners, and a hnndrsa other painful
symptoms, are the offsprings of Dyspepsia.
They lnflgorste the Stomach and stimulate the'sr.
ptd liver and bowels, which render them of unequalled
ekHcacy in clean sin the blood of alt imparities, and
imparting new hie and vigor to the whole system.
FOR SKIN DISEASES, Eruptions, Tetter, fiqjt
Rheum, Blotches iSpots, dimples. Pustules, Boil, ( at
bancles, Ring-Worms, Scald-Head, Sore Eves, Erysip
elas, Itch, Scurfs, DtRcolorstions of the Skin, Humors
and Diseases of the Skin, of whatever name or nature
are literally dng up and carried oat f the system In a
phort time oy the use of these Bitters. One bottle tn
such esses will convince the most incredulous of their
curative effect.
Cleanse the Vitiated Blood whenever yon find Its
Imparities bursting through the skin in Pimples. Erup
tions or tores, cleanse it when yon find it obstructed
and slnfTtcish In the veins: cleanse it when it la fool, and
your feflings will tell yon when. Keep the blood para
and the health of the system will follow.
PIN, T A PE, and other WORMS, lTrrWns: In the
system ofo many thousands, are enectnally destroy
ed and removed. For fall directions, read carefully
the circular around each bottle, printed In four lao
guagca English, German, French and Spanish.
J. WALKER, Proprietor. B. H. McDOKALD A CO,
Druggists and Gen. Agents, San Francisco, CaL, and
S and $4 Commerce Street, New York.
(7SOU BY ALL DRUGGISTS AND DEALERS.
CHAELE3 A. DAXA. Editor.
A Kewraaaeret the Preheat TUeee.
Intended far People New aa Earth.
Including Farmers, Mechanics. Merchants, Pro
fessional Mea, Workers, Thinkers, aad all Man
ner of Honest Folks, aad the Wires. Sona. aad
Daughters of all men.
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Or leas than One Cent a Copy. Let there he a
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of the same size aad Eeneral character ae .
THE WEEEXT, not with a greater Tarter oU
mtacellaneooa readlne, and fombhlns; the aewa
to lti snoacrlbers wtth ereater freshness, beeanse
it comes twice a week Instead of once onlr.
THE DAILY 8C5, 66 A YEAR.
A preentnentlT readable newspaper, with tne
larttest circulation in the world, free. lnde
nendent. and tearless In politics. All the newa
from everywhere. Two cents a copy ; by mail.
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AGENTS! F.I AD THIS!
W
7E WILL PAY AGENTS A SALARY
a-.i iuulpmn.eaar allow alaroe
rommiwion, to aril onr new wonderful tnvendons. Ad
oxe M. WAO.NEK a CO, Marahafl, Mich.
$100,000.
fti 7) HOW TO OBTAIN IT I
f J .. .. . ....
.J-r-rJ AtmmpnietorrwerreraigrnnttneTn-
t! H g I - . J lornialKn witM-n w vaiuauie w every uwi.
f.) 'i ST'?! wouun and cill In the U. will be stnt
tVre. bv BaJAlrnrilnsr
t-1 P. WILL, 8,
ytpnwf.aia, JUIEV
Vlfi1
LM.UEOAK how made tn 10 boora, without drag.
i-'anlC'aiars iu cents. . kage, cromwen, ivono.
LANDS!
la SeatafWeat Hlssaarl.
The Atlantic & Pacific S. E, Ct
Hare tor sale 1400,000 acres, of Best quality, oa looceredS.
cheap.
Ttire lands are Inst bronxht Into market, having beea
nrnwrmtt iw till tn nmnlctnn of thla RomL Nona
of those huvta have cone into speculators' handa. Actual
settlmarecomlnrandto them only are aalea made.
The best enmate, with abort, mild winters, and lonaaum
mers, reHevt-d by fteocraphlcal elcvadon, from great heat,
Mdheai'hihliiesa superior to all consumptive te-milwtfaa
mvlte settlers to this rctcioa.
For paracolon, in pamphlets, apply
AMoa TUCK. Land OjOATrtlarloner,
Or. sixth and Walnut ala- a, iawla, V
BIOOMIUQTOH lftTltSEEY, " XXL.
19th Tear. SOO Acres. IS Sreenhoaaea.
Largest Assortmeat all .lie. BestStaekl
Law Prices!
Would too know What When, How to Plant Pratt
BTiarte, Everyieen Trees; Boot Grafts, Seedlings, Oaaee
Plants; Apple Seed: Early Bose Potatoes; ahnios; Boass,
Oreeohonae and Gardes Plants, Ac-, Ac
Flower and Yeceraele Seeds, -Finest,
B-rt CkEeefion Sorts and Quality. Send It
Cents for Sew, Iiios'rated, Descriptive Catalogue SO
pasn. Send stamp, each, (or Catalogue of Seeds, wit
plain dlrectto!u-i pages; Bedding and Gardes Flatus
mm. uul Wholesale Price List M pages.
Addma. F. K. PliOKr. IX. Blonmlngtoo.
THB
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Aa bow tier 6f . 'Jed and rr.anurhctured by the Waan g. If
Ua,ol riattSoiUtMtieat and aiost reliable
T&KVLY SEWING. KACSntZ
Po alt irlnd. n svilv work tn nan. ltespcasfble Ararat
wace-lmery county. A liberal dlacouut to the trad).
Send lur prKnst and terms to GhO. t. THOMAS, rt
Lake-aU Chicago, Avst kit the BofUnrea. euue
ion sea tlua advernaemrcr.
.ail.'.Wll'.l,
... .. . . . ,. vim. RMtkev.
atent AuomeyN il I -N inth tet, W aiton, 1. t.
ra- If we report an Invention patrntawe. we aoato our
fce until the potent ai alio.eu. Send lur circular
Ta?tTeVUlrOMa8Hur,fi!B8lt?rN8
MACHINK. Haa the wavasVtal, make, the
f iju. uud. - (alike en botn lid .,) and la fiutf
I !. The te and cheapest lamUy nw
' tne Machine tn the mark-'t. Address JOTIH-
BON, CLAKK a CO., iloatrm, KMl.. nice
burgh. Chicago, lit, or 8a, Loa. Mo.
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