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tiiuui una naa eleven years expen
ence or life, and has been allowed
to aevelOD acecrdiriB tn VBtnn
ima crood dame ia nairl in
bountiful in her law of compensation, and
will probably bring to our boy some great
gooa later in lire, to balance tbe number
leas ills to which all bov-flesh is heir.
have adhered to the theory, that much
government of youngsters is hurtful, un
less they hannen to come of a bad stock.
and I have been content to lay no other
burden upon Willie tnan the prohibition
ot lying, winch law is understood to be in
flexible and eternal.
Oi course I am obliged to expostulate,
ever and anon, as some new and startling
development of boy-nature is manifested,
but I have never had to inflict punishment,
and do not often administer reproof. I
paid him fifty cents in silver, some years
ago, for his promise "not to shoot off
matcnes in the house," and I keep my
powder-horn locked up. I think he groans
inwardly, under the sense of disability he
uuugm wim inai nau aonar, but ne ad
heres to the contract manfully. The
powder-horn was locked up, because I
found him, on the last national anniver
sary, behind the kitchen, trying pyrotech
nicai experiments, lie bad abstracted
coal from the range, and was pouring
steady stream of powder upon it. The
experiment failed, because the coal was
extinct, lhere is certainly a special Prov
idence hedging about a boy's life, what
ever may be the truth of the doctrine be
yond the adolescent period.
I spent an entire day at home, recently,
and, it being Saturday, Willie was at home
also. It occurred to me that a good op
portunity was Here presented to investi
, gate the manners and customs of the ani
mal boy in his native state. He had con
quered his lessons on Friday night
overheard him reciting to himself his geo
graphical studies, which appeared to be a
list of provinces in Hindostan. He cover
ed the page with his hand, while he sung
out 1113 -jography" m this fashion
"Scinde, Agimeer, Delhi, Agra, Allahabad,
Dicksloo, Allogoslum, Hulker, Pulker.
Peelersgum, Francis !" In looking over
the book afterward, I could not find oil
these provinces set down. He was equally
accurate in his task in syntax, making
strange coniusion wren ine rule and the
example. He rattled tbe grammar lesson
off glibly, thus : A word is a verb which
signifies to be, to do, or to suffer as
(Example) a woman, a duck, a hen !" How
ever, he went to bed satisfied, and slept
the sleep of the just
At breakiast on Saturday the young
gentleman appeared wim nis ordinary
shining morning face. I am not entirely
satisfied that the ridgid adherence to our
rule of matutinal ablutions is according
to Nature. Willie goes through the cere
mony every day, but he has once or twice
- plaintively wished that he were a horse, so
that he could be cleaned on with a curry
comb, like pony." Perhaps there is in
boys a latent hydrophobia, - which is
checked and controlled by these diurnal
inflictions. Anyhow, the custom is time-
honored, and I do not like to introduce
innovations, so Willie has to submit to the
daily scouring. With carefully-arranged
hair, polished face, and clean attire, our
boy is pretty well disguised when he ap
pears at the morning meal, but he grows
into his normal condition before the day
He commenced the day's operations by
falling, head-foremost, down the main stair
case, starting with a pitcher of water, and
reaching the bottom with the pitcher
handle in his grasp. He turned over twice
or thrice during the transit, striking his
head against -the wall and balustrades with
violence sufficient to brain half a dozen
men, and when he got to the bottom
howled dismally. He was dried and com
forted (I gave him a greenbacked dollar, and
promised him a new four-b laded knife),
and I think he was a good deal refreshed
by the exercise. He felt that the day was
Degun. ine iragmenta ot the Shattered
crockery were gathered np, and the inno
cent little darling was once more turned
loose upon the world. There were two
or three new phrenological develop
ments on the surface of his cranium, but
no new maniiestaaons ot character. The
organ of benevolence was very materially
enlarged by the contact with a thick oaken
baluster, for I saw him ten minutes later
twisting the cat s tail until she sneezed and
yelled hideously. She escaped at last, and
tooK reiuge in the cherry-tree. Of course,
this could only be a temporary relief In
half an hour she was stoned out, and fled
across the yard, and over the fence, with
ner ordinary tail multiplied by three, in
diameter, and with a back that surpassed
the most astounding" Grecian bend I ever
saw on u roaa way.
From the window of mv librarv is vis
ible the larger part of Willie's usual hab
itat, and during the day he furnishes me
many opportunities for investigating his
naoits. lie is proprietor or the most ex
iraorainary -acre" that 1 have vet en
countered, and, in the present condition of
ine quadruped, it would be difficult to as
sign him his proper place in the canine
family. His ears have been scalloped on
one side and cut into points on the other.
His caudal appendage has been shortened
to an inch. This curtailment was effected
under Willie's directions, when Sneak.
that is, the dorr, was caught in the act of
egg-sucKong. Thus shorn of his fair pro
portions, eneaK is still a dog ot parts.
His master has taught him to go lame in
one leg, to sit up on end and " beg," and to
haul his wagon about the yard. So, when
I heard the clatter of Willie's wagon un
der my window, and his stentorian orders
to his "team," I peeped through the blind
to study his equipage. To my intense as
tonishment he was driving double. Sneak
was on the off-side of the pole, and a pet
Berkshire nig on the other. Thev were
harnessed with twine, eked out by bits of
oi oia onoies lor traces, it was evident
at the first glance, that the porker was not
well broken. He was balky and obstinate,
and Willie had his hands fulL The dorg
horse was kind and gentle and wagged
-his absurd stump of a tail vigorously,
even while sorely perplexed by the erratic
course oi 111s match, i loresaw the
catastrophe, which came in due time.
Piggy bolted, tore himself and the vehicle
clear of Sneak, and galloped off to the
stable, scattering fragments of the wagon
to the right and left It was a regular
At noon, Willie came in to luncheon.
The regulations at this repast only require
clean hands and face, and large liberty in
the matter of attire is granted. Our boy's
habiliments were somewhat the worse for
wear and tear, but his digestive powers
were unimpaired. The quantity of bread
and butter, cold beet and cake, that he
put out of sight would have kept a small
family of adults a week. I inquired into
the results or the " runaway," expecting
a uuieiui compiauu oi loss ; out w lliie as
sured me that the damage was inconsider
able. " I got that waeon last Christmas,
pa," he observed, " and it was 'most broke
anyhow." I then asked if he was satis
fied with the result of his attempt to train
piggy, and received a reply in the nega
tive, very promptly. " I'll fix piggy," he
remarked, "after lunch." The young
gentleman did not seem at all disconcerted,
and I felt that he might be safely left to
his own resources.
My neighbor is a very enterprising
market-gardener, and probably a valuable
member of society, but our intercourse is
limited to purely business transactions.
He also is the possessor of a boy, a few
years older than Willie, and far more ad
vanced in worldly knowledge. I have
had a lurking suspicion, for some time,
that this youth, whose name is Dicky, is
not precisely the associate I would ee
lect for Willie, and have consequently
rather discouraged their intercourse.
Dicky does not trespass on my premises
very feequently, and the colloquies be
twixt the boys are usually conducted
through the partition fence. When I saw
them together at the stable, after luncheon,
I was tempted to call my boy into the li
brary, and sacrifice an illustrated volume
to his entertainment Before I acted upon
this impulse, the denouement arrived.
An unusual uproar, a mixture of yells,
squeals, and grunts, drew me to the win
dow, and I saw Willy astride of piggy,
who was goaded into a gallop by Dicky
and a sharp stick. Piggy had been in
dulging in a luxurious wallow, and his
coat was not at all nice, but Willie was
not particular. He sat his gallant steed
with the air of a centaur, his knees clasp
ing the reeking sides, one hand grasping
the off ear, and the other waving in
triumph over his head. Dicky faithfully
performed his duties, and poked his stick
into ham and shoulder industriously and
mercilessly. The porker doubled at short
ancles, evidently trying to unseat his rider,
who clung to him- with the tenacity of
death. At last, the trio came down the
path by the csrden. with the sweep of
tornado. Willie was dashed against the
palings, and the tortured pig escaped. The
last l saw oi him was the curl in his tai:
as he tore out into the main road, hotly
pursued by Dicky.
No bones were broken. Our boy was
bathed and dressed tor dinner in due time.
I looked at him that night as he lay in his
crib, rosy and serene in peacetul slumber,
and marveled that his small body could
contain so large a quantity ot what is com
monly called the deviL Appleion's Jour
The Venom of the Rattlesnake.
It is a highly popular belief that the
venom of the rattlesnake is as deadly to
itself and its species, when inoculated with
it as it is to others -, and stories are told
with great gusto of the snake biting itself
tataiiy, in pure vexation at long-couiinueu
tormenting thus committing a most ag
gravated kind of suicide. In any but the
interest of science, it were a pity to spoil
such an acceptable romance; but science
admits of no coquetting with fiction: its
truths are wonderful enough. There is
no real foundation for the conceit Jso
venomous serpent is injured by the bite of
another, nor by its own. It is stated upon
indisputable authority that the eoora oi
India, lor whose bite no antidote nas yet
been discovered, wounds other venomous
congeners with no latal results to tbe
bitten. I have known rattlers to bite each
other with impunity ; but their venom
tatal to non-venomous Kinds, it is true
that after long-continued torment and
after fruitlessly striking at its tormenter
till it becomes so fatigued and blindly in
fatuated that it " strikes wild," a snake
will now and then strike itself; and if it
happens to hit the spinal cord as some
times occurs or so near as to injure it, it
becomes paralyzed and soon dies. But
there is no 6uflicient evidence of any in
tcntion in the reptile to injure itselL Its
bite is no more injurious to itself than any
other wound of the same size in the same
place. In this conclusion the best in
formed naturalists agree.
A few popular writers have very posi
tively asserted that rattlesnakes have an
idioerav so radical and inveterate tua'
they will go through fire rather than over
the green leaves of the ash-trce strewn in
their pathway. I have never been able to
verify the assertion with any species of
asn attainable in ine sortn; ami uie&c
trees have been looked to ia vain asatlord
ins- anv antidote to snake-bite, as they
would naturally be expected to do were
there any ground for a statement so broad
Of the peculiar action and effect of
crotalic venom upon the animal system,
minute details would not be oi interest,
perhaps, in this place and to a non-profes
sional reader. Suffice it to say that crota-
line is a narcotic poison when taken into
the blood. It may be taken into the
stomach with impunity: but, of course,
the experimenter must be careful that there
are no excoriations in the month or throat,
or chaps on the lips, or carious teeth, etc
The venom is more or less active accord
ing to circumstances and the condition of
the reptile, as explained above. Af .er it
has begun to be absorbed, the pain of the
wound is agonizing. If on a limb, it
swells rapidly and becomes of a livid,
purplish hue ; the body bloats and shows
spots ot discoloration, i many, an over-
powerina- letharev or stupor supervenes,
much resembling that of an overdose of
opium, and like that too indeed, like
most coma artificially induced, such as by
extreme cold and the like it is inevitably
fatal if indulged in.
Upon pout mortem examination, the blood
is found to be disorganized and the blood
vessels in many places broken away and
"run together." The venoms of some
Asiatic sespents coagulate the blood; it is
found to be clotted in the arteries and
larger vessels. But crotaline produces di
rectly contrary results.
The symptoms resulting from a rattle
snake's bile very plainly indicate the
proper treatment Every effort should be
directed to prevent the absorption of the
crotaline and to neutralize the effect
of the little which may be ab
sorbed in spite of us. The rude
but successful treatment practiced on
the plains of the West where snake-bites
are most often met with, may be cited as
illustrative, if not altogether exemplary.
If the wound is on the extremities (as is
most commonly the case), and whenever
its localitv permits, a liaature is made both
above and below it drawn as tightly 'as
possible without laceration, using a cord,
handkerchief, strap, or any other conveni
ent fastening, tied around the limb, and
twisted with a stout stick to the required
tension. The' wound, if recent, is then
sucked for awhile, to extract as much as
possible of the crotaline. It is then thor
oughly scarified, and dry gun-powder rub
bed well into the cuts. i,nougn oi tne
powder to cover the scarified surface is
then spread over it and hred, the result
being to leave quits a respectable hole, but
neater, and less ragged and bloody than
one would expect This process is not so
painful as might be supposed. In this we
have a revival of the moxa a sort of cau-
ery much in vogue among surgeons of a
past age, although probably never heard
of by our frontiersmen. In the meantime
the patient is made to drink "heroic
doses " of whisky, or any other alcoholic
stimulant until he shows evident signs of
intoxication, which is taken as a most la-
vorable symptom evidence that he is ont
ot danger mat is to say, iromthe wound,
whatever may be the consequence of the
medication. "The patient is never suffered
to go to sleep, even for a moment (if it can
be prevented), until all danger is passed.
Twenty-four hours after the bite is in
flicted, the symptoms will frequently recur
with more or less violence, if the crotaline
is very virulent If so, the treatment of
the day- before is repeated, omitting the
cautery. If the patient survives tne sec
ond paroxysm, he will not be lia
ble to have a recurrence. Such
cases are apt to be followed, in a few
days, by ulcers, boils, and eruptions
painful reminders of the legitimate heir
ship and inheritance of the flesh. A mule
which had been snake-bitten and was res
cued from death (for sake of experiment)
soon lost most ot its hair, broke out in
sores wherever a scratch was inflicted, and
became m all respects a weak and worth
less object of commisseration ; only worthy
of the attention of poets, since great Cole
ridge "soared to eulogize an ass!" Al
though such treatment is, perhaps, un
necessarily harsh and "radical," still, under
the circumstances, it is merciful ; and out
of ten or twelve cases within my knowl
edge, only one proved fatal under it, and
that one was not taken in hand till too late
to hope for a rescue. No doubt less vigor
ous measures will, in a majority of cases,
suffice. It u mooted whether the employ
ment of so much alcohol as a cure is neces
sary or advisable. Many claim that it has
uch a peculiar action upon the blood as to
ward off the action of crotaline. The al
leged fact that it is found difficult to in
toxicate, a person affected by the poison,
shows an immediate antagonism between
the two, alcohol and crotaline. as is
claimed but not by any means conceded.
This may, indeed, be true, to a certain ex
tent as it is often difficult to derive any
effect from alcoholic stimulants, when one
in gicat pain or is under the influence
of some of the narcotics. But it is ques
tionable whether the excitement of fright
has not a good deal to do with the apparent
impotency of the stimulant It is found
that sudden and very great fright -will al
most instantly make a drunken man sober;
and why may not the same cause tend to
keep him so We know that a resolute
exertion of the will enables a person to
withstand the effects of stimulants more
successfully than he otherwise could ; and
why may not the attention fixed so closely
upon his danger why may not his fear
have tbe same effect? Fear and anxiety
superadded to pain, and the action of the
venom too, to some extent may sufficient
account for the difficulty of producing
intoxication, witnout iaying it to the fear
ful potency of the venom alone. If this
position is correct it follows that using
alcohol in such quantities is reprehensible
or, to tay the least of it, uniecessary.
Moreover, equally favorable results have
followed the use of spirits of ammonia in
jected into the cuts made by the scarifier
and taken internally in alternation with
alcoholic stimulants, stopping far short of
intoxication. lhe surgeons in India
recommend ammonia as an almost certain
antidote for all snakebites, except that of
tbe cobra, if used seasonably ; at any rate,
tne nest yet found. Lakulc Monthly,
S. S. Packard, noted as a skillful pen
man, writes to the New York Mail con
cerning "signature experts," the occasion
being the late "Taylor will case," which
turned in great measure on the genuine
ness oi the testator s signature.
More than twenty years ago, in Cincin
nati, I copied the Declaration of Inde
pendence, appending fae-fimilei of the
signers names. Mr. Thomas Stevens, at
the same time editor ot the Cincinnati Al
ia, took occasion in a pleasant way to
doubt my assertion that I had copied the
signatures with a pen. To convince him.
asked him to sign his name on a sheet of
paper, which he did. 1 immediately
wrote ten copies ot his signature, above
and below the original, and handed him
the paper to select his own. Alter a care
ful examination he selected one as his
own. He was wrong. He tried again and
again, with the same result and finally, by
mere guess work, he lilt tbe neht one,
And it was a remarkable fact that after he
had really discovered his own, he could
see the most astonishing absurdities in all
Some six years ago I was speaking with
a well-known publisher of this city, who
sat at his desk signing some checks that
the bookkeeper had prepared lor nun.
1 he signature was ot the nrm, and was
peculiar one, as he wrote it I casually
remarked that it was an elegant signature
for a forger. He promptly responded that
there was no forger that could sign that
name so as to deceive bun.
"Oh, yes, there is," said L
"Where is he?"
" He is standing at your elbow."
" Do you nieaa to say," said he, " that
you can imitate that signature so that
cannot detect the forgery r
1 mean to say, said 1, " that 1 think
can do it and am willing to try it"
ll you will write that signature, be
replied, " sd that I cannot distinguish it
from my own, I will "
lhere. there, don tbe rash: I should
dislike to take advantage of your present
excitement If you will just write the sig
nature at the top of that letter sheet, we'll
see what a little impudence can do.
lie did as requested. 1 took the sheet
and went to the bookkeeper's desk. Here
1 exchanged it for another of the same
kind, and in the same relative position
imitated the signature in a very tree, care
less way, not attempting a servile copy,
but preserving the characteristic strokes.
1 then very carelully wrote underneath it
three laithlul signatures, all my own.
These I took to the proprietor, and told
him to select his own signature. With
surprisingly little effort he pointed out the
nrst signature, and at once began to criti
cise with seventy my base imitations.
Well, said 1, " 1 will confess they are
not as well done as 1 expected to do them,
or as 1 could do them il my nerves were
steady. But realiy," said I, " don't you
think that it one ot these signatures were
placed at the bottom ot your ordinary
check, year bank would honor the
Well, no." said he." I don't think it
I suppose," said I, " there is no doubt
about the top signature that would bring
"Oh, yes ; I should like to see our bank
refuse that signature for an ordinary
I then went to the book-keeper's desk
and produced the original signature.
How about this? said 1.
He looked at the signature then at mv
"base imitation then at the crowd of
interested spectators who had quietly
gathered around, and who were beginning
to take in the richness of the ioke. and
finally he burst out in an expression of
asiuiuaiiuieuu, ciiagnn, merriment, vexa
tion and perplexity, and holding out his
hand with unconditional surrender writ
ten all over his face, he exclaimed,
That was the only word in. the Ameri
can language that could adequately ex
press the situation.
iiut the sell was a very easy one. and re
quired no skill at alL The fact is that
when the original signature was com
pared with the forgeries, the discrepan
cies were so palpable that "a wayfaring
man, though a tool, need not be taken in :
and yet, if my friend had not been a
deacon, which he was and is and if I
had been as most forgers, I could have
won a very nice sum had I offered to stake
it on the issue.
Finally, to convince the deacon that he
was not the only fool in the firm, I called
upon one of the other partners, and show
ing him the three false signatures, asked
him to decide which was the genuine.
With a great show of ready discernment
he selected the top one, and began at once
to point out the weak points in the others ;
simply by comparing witn what ne con
sulered the genuine, ""ics," said he.
" they are pretty fair imitations, but don't
you see the lengtn ot this g and the turn
of this n? Now look at the original, and
see where this capital J swoops around.
There is an attempt at it in the imitation,
but it is a very weak one."
Then you couldn t be imposed upon
by one of these lower signatures ?" said L
iNO.noi i. iney pear lorccrv unon
" vv ell, how about the first one ? No
mistake about that? You would readily
casn a cneck witn that signature?
" Oh yes, that is all right Anybody
who ever saw the deacon's sign manual
could tell it at a glance."
oo the deacon divided on hn chagrin
with the junior partner, and felt better or
worse, 1 ve torgotton which.
The fact is, no man is safe in swearing
to his signature not even Horace Greeley
to nia own ior no man wntes a signa
ture twice alike, although he may pre
serve the characteristics. And I would
give very little for the testimony of " ex
perts," unless backed by pretty strong col
latteral evidence. It would not be diffi
cult, ordinarily, to identify a body of writ
ing, sucn as a page, or even a dozen lines,
out to decide as to tne genuineness ot a
single word or signature is more than I
should like to do if cither life or happi
ness depended upon it
How a New Englander Feeds Bees.
J. C. Hill, East Sangus. Mass.. tells (in
the New England Farmer) how he does it,
in this wise : " I take a small berry box
cover, fill it full of small gimlet holes,
make it just small enough to follow the
honey or sirup down, and so fitted that the
bees cannot get into the feed. Then I
heat a brick pretty hot if the weather is
very frosty, but not so as to burn them ;
cover it with several thicknesses of cloth
of most any kind, and put the brick and
teed boxes where the honey boxes former
ly were, closing up all tight I think the
night is the best time. The warming pro
cess may have to be repeated several times.
as when it gets cold they will all go back.
recommend teeding in the spring either
with all maple or a part West India sugar.
think it helps them in getting out their
broods. I hardly ever fsiilto feed my bees
little in the spring, whether needed for
their preservation or not, and hardly ever
tail ot having some swarms, Last spring.
however, I neglected to feed any of them,
and though I had ten extra swarms, not
one of them swarmed at alL"
PrBiisHERS and authors are not always
natural enemies. When Marian Evans
had completed "Adam Bebe" she was
little known then she was glad to sell it
outright to the Blackwoods for three hun
dred pounds. The novel had such a great
success that the nrm afterward gave her
fifteen hundred pounds additional.
Ixdigo. bound dry on a wound, is a
sure cure for rattlesnake bites, 6corpion
and bee-stings, etc., says a Mormon who
has tried it
A couple of Belgian giants," savs the
Cincinnati Glibe, " are now in the city for
the purpose of exhibition. They are so long
that it takes two days to exhibit them."
USEFUL AND SUGGESTIVE.
To get On. out of Boards. Mix to
gether Fuller's earth and soap lees, and
rub it into the boards. Let it dry, and
then scour it off with some strong soft
soap and sand, or use lees to scour it with.
It should be put on hot, which may easily
be done by heating the lees.
To Prevent the Splitting "of Logs
and Planks. Logs and planks split at
the end becase the exposed surface dries
faster than the inside. Saturate muriatic
acid with lime, and apply like whitewash
to the ends. The chloride of calcium
formed attracts moisture from the air and
prevents tke splitting. ' .
W. H. White, of Connecticut, says, in
the Country Gentleman, "there is no
profit, over any other crop, in growing
tobacco unless you can command abund
ance of farm-yard or stable manure." The
oesi ne tninks is mat irom horse stables.
Ten cords of this to the acre, he thinks as
uiue as snouiu oe nscu.
Is the English "Repertory of Patent
Inventions," it is stated that oxalic acid
promotes the sprouting of seeds, so that
seeds forty years old will germinate bv its
application. The method iS tn Biulr ttii
seeds for one or two days in a solution of
uauui; aciu, uu mey commence to sprout
when they are taken out aad planted in
A writer in the Journal of Anrirult
says that for the purpose of determining
the propagating power of a plant of purs
lane, he counted the number of seed pods
upon it. mere were 4,013. Fourteen of
tuese seven small, lour medium, and three
of the largest were selected. anrl
seeds counted. They gave an average of
muuijf occua io me poa, or 410,170 seeds
The report of the United SratM TW.,
ment of Agriculture comes to the startling
conclusion that such is the wholesale de
struction of American forests, there will
be an actual famine for wood in the coun
try within thirty years, unless immediate
measures are taken to supply their places
by mew plantations. It 13 estimated that
irom 18jU to 1SUU, 20,000.033 acres of tim
ber land was brought under r.nlt.ivntinn.
and that in the present decade no less than
a nundred millions will be so reclaimed.
A jtiicraGAx correspondent of the
Western Jiural gives directions for the field
culture of carrots. He prefers black sand v
soil with clover sod ; gives it a good coat
ji wcu ruueu mnnure, and plows it late
in the fall, to a depth of about five inchps.
After corn plant ing in the spring, he plows
tiaui uoui a i-joi aeep, cutting narrow
furrows; pulverizes with drag and roller,
and sows the seed with a drill, two and a
half feet apart He cultivates as soon as
the carrots are up and thin3 to four inches
in the row, cultivating and weeding often.
Plant Wash. The Ftoritt and Pomol-
ogiit say 8 that the following is strongly
iuuiiui-uucu ir iuiiuew, scale, red spider,
etc., upon greenhouse plants, and out-of-
door shrubs and trees .- Flower of sul
phur, 2 ounces.- worked to a Twat- with
uiue water: sai-soda. 2 ounces cnt to
bacco, i ounce; quicklime, the size of a
uul s egg; water, l gallon, lioil together,
and stir lor 15 minutes, and let cool and
settle. In use it is diluted according to
the character of the plants, which are to
be syringed with water after the applica
tion. If any of our readers trv this, we
auvwc mem 10 uegin wim a weak appli
cation, as the compound of lime and sul-
piur is very potent
KEKEDIES FOR PoiSOX BT lrv-1
Olive oil is said to be a sure mm fnr the
enects oi the poison ivy or poison oak
(rhut toxicodendron). In several cases it
is to bo taken iuternallv as well as nnnlipd
externally. Dose, two tablespoonfuls
mice uuies a nay, keeping the allected
parts oiled all the time. Annointine- the
exposed parts with the oil will prevent
jiuisuuiug. s. iase a nandiui or quick
lime, d ssolve in water, let it stand a half
nour, men paint the poisoned parts with
iu iiiree or iour applications it is said,
never lau to cure the most aptrrevated
cases. J. Apply cloths wet with swept
milk until the swelling and infl.mimatinn
Those parents run the risk of locino-
their children who put aside their trivial
questions as oi no consequence. An in
terrogation point svmbolizes the life of
childhood. "Why?" and "What?" are
tne keys with which it unlocks th treiw.
ury of the world. The boy's numberless
questions onen seem trivial, but the wise
parent will never turn them off unan
swered, it ne can help it It is his rich
opportunity of teaching. He is met half
way, and there is all the difference be
tween impressing the truth on an eager
uuuu miu an uninterested one. ine little
fellow, helping you at your work, and ply
ing you with endless Questions, mav learn
na iuuiu ui uaii aa nour there as in a week
when his body is a prisoner in a school''
m n .1 i.:. . . - ,
ouu mo mucins are out oi doors.
Asparagus. Some persons cnt aspara
gus into small pieces before cooking it;
this seems to ns an unwarranted mutila
tion. The stalk should have
days; it will then be exouisitlv tender, of
ueep green, with a head purple, glisten
ing in the sun, with the color of the robe
of an ancient Roman Consul ; it will break
as squarely as diamond-scratched glass,
and far more easily than a maiden's heart
the loss of her first lover; its perfume
pungent and agreeable ; its emerald tint
lively, and, as it is one of the earliest so it
one of the most grateful nroductions of
tne garden, it is to bo treated gently.
Cut in the early morning, while the dew
yet lies upon it refreshingly, it is to be
washed in cold water, kept in a shady
place until near the dinner hour, then put
into a small quantity of water, and boiled
until it is about half done: the water
should be poured off and milk put in, and
allowed to cook until a fork can be thrust
through it easily; take it up so as not to
break a stalk, and dish it on toasted bread,
season, and you have a di-h often asked
for, but seldom seen. Exchange.
There are several modes of crowin?
early encumbers. Our own is to plant the
seeds early, in hot beds. Soon after the
plants begin to show their second pair of
leaves, put a trowel or knife under them.
as to sever the tap roots ; in a day or
two, transplant them in the hot-bed ; do
this without divesting the plants of earth.
week later, push a knife down around
them, so as to cut the lateral roots within
inch of the main root ; then lift the
ball and transplant it
Once every eight days or so. shorten the
roots, each time going a little further out
after each pruning transplant Some
or three weeks before setting in the
field, transplant into cold frames, or admit
cold air freely, to harden. Kothing can
gained by transplanting into cold
frames, or into the garden, until the soil
either place first becomes warm.
Small frames covered with glass mav be
advantageously used in the open fields on
cold nights, as a protection against frost or
cold winds ; but at other times the glass
ought to be left off. In this wav. if nl'anta
properly hardened, and balls of earth
containing them are carried to the -field
and set without disturbing the roots, cu
cumbers can be had six weeks earlier than
planting seeds early in the open ground.
Sand for Bedding Animals.
Some people persist in recommeTuliTicr
sand for bedding, because it serves the
purpose after a sort So far as keeping
cattle dry is concerned, we have no doubt
is good. But for absorbing ammonia,
and helping the manure-pile, sand is about
the poorest thing that can be found. The
erroneous impression in regard to its value
probably owing to the fact that an im
pure sand is generally used, containing fine
particles of clay or- loam, which is an ad
mirable absorbent But even the imnure
sand is not so good as dry loam. net or
muck, sawdust tan-bark, or leaves. All
these contain vegetable matter, which most
soils need. Adcing sand to our soils
through the manure-heap is earning coals
Newcastle. Most fields alreadv abound
silex, and want more vegetable mold.
heavy clav loams, and reclaimed muck
swamps, sand is valuable as a direct annli-
cation, and a bedding of sand might pay
stables where the manure was to be
used on such soils. In ordinary circum
stances, it is a waste of labor to use sand,
when anything else is available. Dryness
is a prime requisite in bedding of any sort.
Peat and loam often contain so much
moisture that they freeze In winter, even
if they are kept under cover. On this ac
count it is more convenient to use saw
dust, leaves, dry seaweed, or straw, in the
coldest weather. Hearth and Home.
Again the season has arrived for the
renovation of dwellings, in which process
the operation of paper hanging is one of
the most prominent In cities, this is
either a trade by itself, or is carried oa as
an adjunct to the painter's trade. In rural
districts, however, there are many house
keepers who are obliged to do this work
for themselves. We shall, therefore, not
attempt to adapt the present article to the
wants of the professional paper hanger,
but to those of the general reader.
The first thing to be thought of is the
selection of paper hangings. In purchas
ing, every one, of course, tries to secure
that which is most in accordance with
good taste and with the means of the
buyer. Ko specific directions can be
given on this head, but it is doubtful econ
omy to let a difference in price, of a few
cents a roll, lead to the purchase of a very
inferior article, that will not only give
great trouble in hanging, but will be an
eye-sore so long as it disfigures the walls
upon which it is hung.
The paper btiiig purchased, the walls
should next be looked to, in order to be
sure that they are in proper condition to
hold the paper. A new unwhitewashed
wall will absorb the paste so rapidly that
before drying, there will be left too little
body of pate oa the surface to hold the
paper. '. A coating of good glue size, made
by dissolving half a pound of glue in a
gallon of water, or a coating of good paste,
put on and allowed to dry before the paper
is hung, will provMd for this difficulty.
If the wall be whitewashed, it should be
scratched with a stiff brush, to remove
every purucie oi loose nine irom the sur-
r- r. ,
swept uown wim a uroom, and coaled
with the glue size on thin paste.
A long table ot thin boards cleated to-
gather and placed on wooded horses, snch
as are used by carpenters, a pair of sharp
shears with long blades if possible a
whitewash brush, a pail for paste, and a
yard of cotton cloth, are the implements
required, lhe table or board platform
should be level on its upper surface to fa
cilitate the distribution of the paste. The
latter should be free from lumps, and
suouid be laid on as evenly as possible.
It should be made of good sweet rye 01
wheat flour, beaten smooth in cold water
before boiling, and should not be allowed
to boil more than a minute or two. but
should be raised to the boiling point slow
ly, being continually stirred till it Is taken
fioui the fire.
Inexpert hands often find difficulty in
making the patterns match in the juxta
posed pieces. . io general directions can
be given for this, but a little study at the
outset will often save cutting to waste, and
'.her difficulties. In this matter, as in
others, it is wi&e to " first be sure vou are
right, then go ahead." As soon as the
proper way to cut the paper is decided
upon, a whole roll, or more, may be cut at
once, and the pieces laid, punted side
downwards, upon the table, weights being
placedfupon the ends to prevent curling.
The paste should then be applied to the
back ot the uppermost piece, as expedi
tiously as possible, as the longer the time
employed in this part of the operation.
uie more itnuer win tne paper get and
and tne more dimcuit it will be to lay
'l he upper end or the piece should then
be taken by tne corners, and the operator,
stepping upon a bench or step-ladder.
should barely stick the piece at the top,
and in such a manner that the edge shall
coincide witn tne piece previously hung:
ttiis can be done by sighting down the
trimmed edge of the piece, while it is held
in the bands, lhe cloth should now be
ncid in a loose bunch, and the naner
smoothed with it from top to bottom, care
being taken to work out all air from under
tho paper, which, it not thoroughly done,
iu give u a very ucsiguuy uiiMcreu ap
if the wall be uneven or crooked, as is
otten Uie case m old houses, it will be dif
ficult to avoid wrinkles, but they can bo
mostly got rid of, by cutting the paper
and allowing the cut edges to lap over
each other, in places where there would
otherwise be a wrinkle.
By following these directions the most
inexperienced will be able to do a reason
ably tidy piece of work, but of course
much skill is only secured by practice.
tScicnt'Jic A.mea :;.
race; alter wuku m snouiu be inorotrgnTyrTouxa
Pure Medicinal Preparations.
fWe copy the annexed article from the New
York Dru'MiW Price Current, as it gives in
formation which is cot only of importance to
tne meaicai proiession. Dul to the public gen
i ne history oi improvements made within
lew years past, in tne preparation or medi
cal agents, is scarcely known except by the
more intelligent class of druggists and the
medical profession, and a statement embrac
ing all the really valuable additions to phar
macy and the convenience of the physician.
would be entertaining and profitable reading
for the public generally.
in me absence ol such details In form for
reference, we propose to give our readers.
from time to time, some facts respecting the
uiuro luipunaaL auvances iu iuib airecium,
and especially tbe improvements, which ex
perience has amply demonstrated to be of
vaine to tne world at large. Kverv careful
reader of the leading medical journals pub
lished, at home and abroad, mnst be aware of
the great dimcnlty encountered by the pio
neers in new methods of preparation or the
administration of medical agents, and who
ever promulgates a new theory at once sub
jects himself to the severest criticisms, and
success can only be realized when the im
provement ottered has been pnt through tbe
cmcibie of professional scrutiny, and thor
oughly tested by practical application on a
scale sufficient to afford unquestionable re
sults, and this is the only way we have ever
arrived at a proper estimate of the real and
permauent value of improvements.
It must be considered that in all the range
scientific development there is no depart
ment which so directly involves the welfare of
mankind, because, after all, the enjoyment of
ncaitn ana protection against aisease are ab
solutely necessary for our success; hence it is
that, from the earliest times, the medical pro
fession nas been adorned by tne nignest order
inteUectnal endowments and scholarly at
tainments, exhibiting an amount of skill and
wUdom hardly aggregated in any other of the
we aid not intend to say so much in gen-
eral terms, as onr object was to give onr read
some idea of an establishment which more
than any other in this country or perhaps in
world has contributed to the wants of the
medical profession and druggists generally
- . Af n-.. ' '
Lebanon, and in this city and, if space would
allow, we are sure tue majority ol onr read
would like more details than we can give
It is now nearly twenty years since the
Messrs. Tildes commenced the manufacture
their "fluid and solid extracts," in vacuo,
which they haTe since add'd "Sugar
coated pills and grannies," of the U. 8.
Pharmacopeia, concentrations, and many of
most valuable pharmaceutical prepara
tions. Frem the beginning on a small scale with
vacuum apparatus, which was then
scarcely known, they have studied, assiduous
ly, to apply every improvement as fast as ex
perience has demonstrated its value, and now
their establishment may be said to embrace
the appliances of modern invention re
quired for the best possible manipulation ol
medicinal agents, and their works have been
remodeled and received additions from time
time, until the premises now occupy about
half an acre of ground, and the vast amount
machinery is driven by a powerful steam
engine located in an adjoining lire-proof
Anything like a description of the numer
ous appliances in the different departments oi
their extensive laboratory, would require more
than the columns of our paper ; but we can
some idea when we state that the capac
ity of the entire number of vacuum pans em
ployed exceeds six thousand gallons, and
these are used in the manufacture of solid and
In the department for pills and granules
every recent improvement is adopted, beside
various devices for saving labor and waste
material, which are the result of a long and
practical experience in the manipulation ol
more delicate combinations of potent
drugs, and the necessity of accurate and
strictly correct exhibition of quantities re
quired in the minutest attenuations.
The advantages enjoyed by tbe Messrs.
Tilden, of a local chafacter, are worthy of
mention, and explain bow they have attained
a reputation for tho eflieieney and
medicinal value of their preparations.
All the hert a, barks and roots of indigenous
growth are gathered by those who have ex
perience, and each and every articles is I
Mkn'jl ('uu&tian Association,
brought Into the laboratory at the season
when it contains most of medicinal valne. A
Urge amount of these materials are gathered
by the formers and others over a large section
of country around the laboratory, and, in ad
dition to such supplies, the Messrs. Til den
have under cultivation forty acres near their
premises. . -
These advantages, acquired by a long ex
perience and patient as well as persistent la
bor, afford the facilities which are of greatest
Importance in this business, and cannot he
enjoyed except by those similarly situated,
and giving attention, more or lesa to the cul
tivation of indigenous medicinal products,
and so as to get all the benefits of improved
In this connection, It is only doing justice
to speak of Mr. II. A. Tilden's various and
important contributions to medical science
we refer more especially to his elaborate re
port to the Pharmaceutical Society upon the
cultivation of narcotic plant, in. which he
carefully illustrates bow fully th active prop
erties can be developed, at. will, by scientinc
culture. ' ' - ' -
The profession are hardly-aware of the la
bor required to reach the developments and
improvement -which have been made m the
long experience of this establishment Be
sides the general business, they issne a- valu
able Journal of Materia Medic, from their
extensive printing department, and have re
cently issued their Supplement to Materia
Medica, which is a valuable addition to the
library of every physician, and useful as a ref
erence book for druggists generally. .
' ITor.-'K-Mex," and others who pretend to
know, say that the following directions hd
better be observed in using Sherkhm'f Or
alry Condition Pomdert Give a horse a table
spoonful every night for a week ; the same
every other night for 4 or 6 niirhts ; the same
for a milch cow, and twice as much for anox.
The addition of a little fine salt will be an
advantage. , -
We have henrd recently of several severe
case of spinal disease cured by Johnwn'f An
odyne JAnimnt ; one case of a man forty-flvo
years old, who had not done a day's work for
four years. The back should first be washed,
then rubbed with a coarse towel. Apply the
Liniment cold, and rub in well with the hand.
n.rLU 1 r. 1 u I tlBA V.
The attention of merchants, mn-hani,
manufacturers, contractors, Cirtnera, nursery
men, hotel-kevpers, and others desiring male
help of any kind, is called to the facilities of
this institution for furnishing, on short notice,
" the right men and bovs for the right places."
This Bureau has been in existence more than
twelve years, and has been so prudently eon
ducted as to secure a constant Increase of pat
ronage, at home and broad. - It is a reliable
medium between those in search of employ
ment and the employer, no charges being
made to either party. When convenient, it
is desirable that the emplover should call
in person ; otherwise his written order will
receive prompt attention. Address
J. M. HITCHCOCK,
Y. M. C. A., Chicago.
All varieties op paix seem to be included
in the agonies of dyspepsia. Yet by invigo
rating the stomach and toning the liver and
bowels with Dr. Wilkes's Vixeoab- Bit
ters, you can arrest them all. The chemical
and mechanical action of the stomach, liver
suu liueaiins ueini; resiorea oy tnis opera
tion, the pain and the oppression cease, the
appetite u restored, the dazed brain regains
its clearness, the spirits become buoyant, and
tne nappy result la a sound mind in a sound
PRUSSING'S White Wine Vinegar is a most
superb article for table use. Warranted pure.
Tn Phrenological Journal for 3Iay
a very superior number contains an array of
over twenty stated articles, besides its ever valua
ble Wscellaany. Amm; the mora interesting
subjects may be mentioned: Edward Harris, the
eminent Rhode Island woolen manufacturer:
wouldn't be a Phrenologist " Why not? Bead or
Alive which? Womaa a. Woman's Right; The
Feet their Dress and Care ; Charles Sumner; The
Utah Gentiles; Why we need Women as Phrsl-
eians; A Free Pnlplt a need of the Times, etc
The Traveler, a poem, by Oliver Goldsmith, is
commenced in this number, with new illustrations,
specially designed for this journal. Price 90 eta. ;
$3 a year. Sent half a year, on trial, for $1. Ad
dress 8. R. Wells, 3S9 Broadway, K. Y. ,
Arthur's Lady's Home Magazine.
14 Dust in tbe Eye " Is tbe title of the frontispiece
In the May number. A colored pattern for em
broidery for handkerchiefs; an extension sheet
containing the various new spring styles of bon
nets and hats, and sevaral other fashion illustra
tions are given. The Fashion Department con
tain the latest fashion Intelligence, with descrip
tions of the new style of hats and bonnets. The
literary contents are excellent, and the informa
tion and instruction given in the departments de
voted to home interests are very valuable. T. S.
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steel engravings to getters-up of crabs.
The Children's Hottb. The Jlay
number contains the usual quantity and variety of
good reading for the children, with appropriate il
lustrations. Specimen numbers of this excellent
little publication are sent to applicants on receipt
of stamp for postage. T. S. Abthcb Sons,
Philadelphia, at $1.25 a year; five copies $5.00; tea,
and one 10.00
What is it?
Hany, many people suffer from they know not
what. They are not sick they are not well. There
is no name for it. If is simply weakness a break
ing down of tbe vital forces. Whatever its causes.
(and they are innumerable). Its ' symptoms are, in
the main, the same. Among the most prominent
are extreme lassitude, loss of appetite, loss of
flesh, and . great mental depression. Indigestion
and a stomach cough are also frequent coacoo
ltanta of this distressing state of body . and of
ml, The common remark in relation to persons
in snch a condition is, that they are consumptive.
Now, what these unfortunates really want Is virjor.
tilat ttrenyth- and, as certainly as dawn succeeds
darkness, they can recuperate their systems and
regain perfect health by resorting to Hoe tetter's
Celebrated Stomach Bitters. It is as clear that a
life-revlvina tonic is required In such eases, as that
the dying flame of an empty lamp requires to be
revived with a new supply of on. Perfectly pure
and innocuous, containing nothing but the most
genial vegetable . extracts, and combining the
three grand elements of a stomachic, an altera
tive, and a genial mvigorant. Hostetter's Bitters
are suitable to all constitution, and are as appli
cable to the diseases and disabilities of the feebler
sex as to those of men. 1
MoTHsas who hats Ditjahtcss that iati
Wkak Lcuse should arrest the dbease wlien It is
in the incipient stages. It is indicated by a back
ing conph, pains la the chest, dilflculty of breath
bur, or oppression of (he lunps. If this be per
mitted to ran on. tubercles will form, and Con
sumption will be the result. A most valuable
remedy will be found in Allen's Lun? .Balsam, to
cwrg and chtck this disease in its first stage.
ror ssie ny ail teaicine ueaiers.
FOB THIRTY-ONE YEAES
Ha beet! tested m every variety of cttmate, and bv almost
every nation known to American. It la tbe aliwwt t-nn-tant
companion and inotimable friend of tbe mi-tt-kifianr
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our LAKES Oli blYCiU WITHOUT IL
PAI5-KILLEB was the first n it tke Oaly Per.
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Fine the PAIX-KlIiER wan first lntradnepd. and met
with Mich nnMirrMMrd gale, mxnv Liniment. Panacea. Mnri
other renmUt-s lia e been ottered to the public, but not one
them ha ever attained the truly KSVIAULB STASDISO
Why is this so?
Is beranw DAVIS1 PAIN-KILLER Is what It claims
be a ttt-iKver of rain- .
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Djueatery, Flax, Wind Is the Bowels, Soar
Stomach, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache.
Infections of the country where
FEVER. AND AGUE
there tk mnfrty hHrl In zrrtrtrrm. Emy
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i-ff uvrecuuttf accompany each Douie.
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S"tt FihntiH Eriprt'i.Ac)it, Jitfh k fytnt, hornt iuiA
nud p"i'U 'Ivirkmvpv. Atfkt$vat. Lnu of fyerm att
aU jrwjtfr of the Ut pi'un-ifjf, arr tritt.in the enntttrt
rnu;r. tht mmAc-r o Mir Chmtuti?, tni a feit
ttet'ji? pAtCittpror'to any permit Mmimj itj'itr tUttcr nf
these, for mi ofittxpHMrftt pnttii tpntrer to rare them.
If tliepHrttnt, daily beoiuimrrixlLsiitt by the wa.tfanl
rtecmipisittn tuatia cttnuallvpncrertinr. mceferiin
arretunir tlHe wawu-, aiivl rr-pn w tho hime u lili ocwm
tcri:il mulrfmm pd betlrhT blond and this the PA1I
KAPAKILHAN will ami doe wenre a enre la era'ii :
ttr, wtirn ! thUreiiM'ilT oinmi-lrs work of pnrirt
estsin, and nmn4indiminthLucthe 1 of w-.tsu-, Iu
rnainw-.ft bemptl,i,iHl vrvdv iht- patient will tW-lliiin-wll
srowme barter andMror:-fr, the l'ol ditlnx better,
appetite improvLu-j, anil Mesh and wt-iUt incrwie-ini;.
Sot only doe the 8a raapakilliaj Kw'Ltkst exert
aU known remedial aeuu in Uioeure of ( brume, Scmid
kMiCowtiimiouuianudbfcia dLwuft; but u i tbe txuy
Kidney and Bladder Complaint,
FrfriarT nnd Wanah Hmwx, (imd, li;ihet-a. Dmpay,
St jpp.ii'Vtj! Water, bxvaimtnccof Inw, liri.'Li!' I)tew
Athiimhiurift. mA m sl ot where there are brirk-dibrt
depitts of ib watfr is Litn k', citju'lv, iuittl wiili siih
tiinci.'jt like the vrhtteof an err. or itirwuW like whitest,
orthtTc ta norbu,d:irk, buiis abearance, and white
b-MMMlu-H flpo-lfa. an-1 when ftie-e i a priekine hnmiiu
init ka w isu iw-nuuc wtux. tuui paiaiu UK v"-1! ui the
B:kantlaloiii the Loiii.
Tomer ef Twelve VearV Grvwta Cvred by
'' ' Bwrrm-LY. Masb, Jnryia, tEfA
Dj. Radwa.t: Thareluul Ovarian Tumor in the ova
rU and towels. All tlwdot-mr said "tin-re wtw no crrw
vrit. 1 tried evOTtluna; that was rfcutm mended : but
nothing le!;eU me. I vour Efslvir, and thor.tit I
would try it; buto-vl no faith in it lecatnel had euuered
t r ru clTt' venr. I took mx battles of ti-o Ilesivent and
one box f I Ud way'.i PHI, and two bottle ot your lte-uly
K'liff; !! thereto not a sijniot" timmr to be acen or frit,
and I trei fetter. Kintrter, and happier ttian 1 tne lor
tu-elve years. 1 he vona tumor w;w in Uie I.'i t siie of tit-;
bownK vrr the im4. I write thin to von lor the beDuitt
ot othsjs. Xou ptiliiiaxi itif vn r
fl ASAH P. KXAFP. '
AM IMPORTANT LETTER
from a rrunmunt :in..-ni;m u;id rvitknt tr Clnrirawft,
Ofijo.i.r(t'p.iii,)rryy-irwell known, to the book pub
kshcni Uiruuiiout Uie L ulled Matt-:
Urn w Voce. Oct. 11th. 1S7.
Ir. Radwat wr 8tr:l am biduevd bv a wnse ol
duty UtltesunVrhi!f to itiake a laic auruiw-nt. of the, work
tiucof voiif mitliiueonnio!f. For several years I had
b.'wi allected wuhome Ironic tn the b'addrr awl nrinary
ortfruis winch fone twrlve mon t lis ao eulmluau-d In a
nio-t terribly alf.-cthiir di'ase, which the pl.vfCiVH all
Ktld was a imtai)c stricture in the arvtha, as also iui!am
nmtin of Uie kiilncvs and Mirier, and (rave it as tlier
or!iii..n tbat my aire k years wuuid prevent my ever
p-?ttu r.fik'ally cured. PL ad trbd a nnrnlur of phv4-cian-s
and had uuamalarrcqtrintitv of nuiuuiie, both' al
lopath io ami h-imuMp.tuiOut id put no relief. I had
n-adol fcitoafcdUim enrea uaTinsheea made by ronrmne
dio; and imefMiirinonilwat:'I reudanotM-u in theriiil-a-lHpina
ti.tturttj t'rrnL'a iMf ot a, c:ire hiiTin been
effected on a pepnn who had lon been ntlTtni; a 1 had
Ix-viu I wpntritr.htoff ana oit sme of ewli votw J;int
parflBan lit- il vent, ICeady Ueliet, ami Kt-nl;ifin Pili
and commenced taking them. In three day I was greatly
relieved, anduow ieelat well as ever.
C W. JA31ES,Oncrnnatl,0hi.
B3. IAD WAT'S PERFECT PURGATIVE PIUS.
perteerry taMekas el'-smutiy ooaieiiwitUWt'i,trTirn,iin;et
nnUie. purify, cleun-e and tretiztliea. Kadvrav't PiiN.
firtiMcuretf aUl:-tordersof Uie btomach. Liter," Bowel,
Kidney, blaJder, Nerval Uw-ikw-s, lleadaehe, t'o:ihti;-fcon.CikttivciM-HS,
lmh;nuoti. UvMia, ltillott'tiew, Bil
Intia Kever, liiil.imm.i;i..n of The'Lowt'K Pilc-saitd itll !
ramn im-ni of the Internal Viwent. Warranted to elfrct a
positive cure. Purely Ve-euUe, conUuxuu no mercury,
fOurervu Uw tiljwux "rmptoma iwalting from
Di.--rlers of the Uiur tn-rut:
Ootipan3fi, Inward Pdn, ruiliMaof the Blood In the
Head, Afdiry ol the SfomaeNari-n, Heart bnrn, Pixnft
of Food, Fullneor Weialit in tIweU.uia iSourKrui-;-tkma.
Sinking or Flntieni: at (he pit of the Sttunwh,
Mrimruinsof the Hind, Hurried and Dttllenlt BrviUhuue,
Fluiterntr at the lhrrf, 'iiokirvz, or Sullucatintr eiwuui
when In a Lvir-n; Pnsrnre, Dixniit of V.ui. Dots or
Web lwiore (lie H-tit, Fever and Dr.UPaui in the Head.
IViiciency of Porsn. ration, Yeft.wm-m of tho Skin and
Kvck. pxa in Uie b;-Je, hct, .Uuitw, and 80dlenKiulu4
ol ili-.it, B'trninsln rt;e FVh.
A tevduMstuf KADWAY'd PTLLS wH! free th ftvwtern j
from all the ahove-pamed disorders. Price, 25 cents ner
box. t-OLIJ BY Dt:U(MilKTS.
UFA1 - FALSE AND TIU'E." Send one Iffr-rtairm I
In 1SADWAY ; No. fcl Maiden Lkh, lew Wk. I
Information worth iinan.aiuU w tli lm sect oa.
PXKFUtilE&Yi W.H.TALLJIAX'S -Florida
Watkk, stronger and more aVDrrhtml than
cokMuip ; Ewyptta Calla, for the Handkerchief ; To-
QL1M All Sit, J-tArW lATiO, Utf, Very line; lOLCGNIA,
tlALE If (LA, OACUKTP, rOMAJBS, XfTWT rUURTDtS, UOOS
TSQ RXTEACTS, UaNDKICRI UIKT TRACTS, ftU kinds,
handsomely put np In beuoxjiu! S-boule boea. bere not
old, Fanuiit can obt-da a fup ly at wholesale price by
writing for p4c list. Uooda sent by expreat. '
TOBT JAJtttVUXS. n lftOQMDf.
White Rose Potato
MORE XXARX.T BUG PROOF
; Than any acker kntwt Tarietr. .
rsnr Tanner sbonlft tecmc enoiitl this spring to raise
his 9f(i tor anothrc- ytsir.
We have a .mill 'Mimtltrirhlcli w wll sell frr trtnv
rtur-non al 50 cena per poend br mall, or as per pats ft?
bead order, at wm to ' ' ' ' - 1 s
HOVE-X" SK CO.,.
, Wholesale and SeuH Seed Warehonss,
. r SI Mate tc Cklcacsv
the driest. bet and mnst maoiwble prarnrnl ntf -L nnfl
ttwon!v one nro1diniMtouii4njriuuduutes. Audrt-
It . t AS I Jt A.v 1.1- nocmieiT-. 3.x.
' BLACK TEA
with th -. m Tel r.jnr. WrP
nmtrtt TO salt til trri. !
rrrti'rA-& AaU Mile wb..
Mlconiv hT tT:e ;rent Atiun
tie and t'sritie rra l o.i ?
i hiMi,sL.ivt. p.o. flo:
ii'Hi. lot TfcaOieuM
.OF THREE KIDS.
Foroni4t ol MmMin:, niKlerLLtptmvib. A
norwonliK;tiro-crili!. litsitanldimj-i'. I'nsts
but a few dollar to ouva- s nouc, tLa making
?EPA& PLASISSISG 0AHIV
A chenn !mi nerfact 9titiitnte for Wlh ai-Ml nlr-
tr: m:tk-tf s Mnfvifri. vnrra and permut-ml
ui m hot uian iia I iiir usual com.
- D0TJXLB TKICS S00IT5S
and QnarU Cement make rnod -water and
aBdOre-cruuf roul lurl?) IhauSSJU T s.-.xire.
f W Btmnles and eirenlar. with nrrM. nee u.mm
KOCH. BIVEIt PAPFK CO.. "
73 WabaeU Avenue, Chicago. '
P. S. Pteaae say In what paper jon saw thbadr't.
CTOTI COMPANION. NoCooirtTW Stove entn
!--le witliotit it Kvirv n:n,n vm v.iins (-uikn
tlid Mini two rtfj'ar .. and ketone. Territory tie sale.
AtKlrtea . .1. il. n Al 1 4 liltOd, Bjmxe, OI'lu.
REDUCTION OF PRICES
t . Tocon&rmto
j . REDUCTION Or DUTIES.
Great fTln t Cmmiatrt kr sotting
If Vtm! foe onr Tew Prtre LM and a Clnh form wtH
Sccompaur it coniainlne. 1'iM tlirwetioius nidkiK a lare
saving to consumers and remunerative to ciuu orameen.
- ' ' THK GREAT 11TRICAX TEA CO.,
P.O.BoxKO. " 3 1 and 33 Vary St, Sew Tork
rNTKXTORW whowhto tnk9 ont Letters Patent
areadviiM'd toomnrW with lhe Editors of rhe tSf'iXTiFrc
AwTBiaNwhoiittvepnertTteil chdm before rne Patent
OtHco for "2.1 Yearn. T!iHr Anit-nriui and humnean Piitt-nt
Asrnev U :im mot 'enenIve in Ha? world. Chanrw le
thHn any other reiiaijte agency. A pamphlet witH lull
MUXM & CO, 37 Park Rw9 Smw Yrk,
TKE SCIENTIFIC AMERICA!! !
A slxlesn pace weekly deroted to MECHAjrtra, M jn;-
rAC-rrnjes, i.-rvSNTtov, c HMlKntT. F-NfitXEEKixo,
AsrHtTK-rnn and P.imn bclluca. Kuil cfneti
ni.l EriCTnrings. Terms, tSM a Year. Speumen num
tent fn-. Adilre.
NCSN cV CO., 37 Park Hew,
Grown trom seed bought of 8. B. Fsnntni. and leeted
rjmT tar Seed, Awarded oremioin at lixt Jlichuran
lv Malt Jt I Fr'f Ttn-hel ? tt
Krpma. Lkfll IHL-hl :!.i
Bv hnviiiz -l at the TV'-it tuiucni will bua is
m t nt. cliarrt-v
Ateots mak. 8130 to 300 per mooti. 8r.rt-s
FBF.E on wjt of up Address. TUB
PZOPL-S MIUBOSC0PE. 11 J Madison 5L,tnicao
A GREAT MEDICAL CSSCOYERt
' MfLLIOXei Be Teschasaf le tketr
Wendertwl Cara,ttwe CITecta.
DB. A ALKFJt'S CiLIfBSIA
' , . . assa,
They are mot m wile FANCY DRINK.
Made of psor Rnm, Wklaker Prnof 8piriin
and Refuse IiMrs doctored, spiced and sweet
ened to please tbe taste, called Tonics, "Appcti
Bcatorers, 4c, tbat lead the tippler on to
drankenneM and ruin, bat are ft true Medici nc, nuflB"
from the Xatrra Roots and. Ecxts f California, free
trm all Alcoholic 8tiimnldata. Tncy are the
GREAT BLOOD PI RIFIE3. and A LIFX
GITIXG- PRIXCIPIsE, perfect EanoTator ftnd
lATl-orator of lha SysUm, eirrylnK off all polaocona
matter and restoring tbe blood to ft UeaUhy condition.
2o person can UXe these Bitten according to dtreo
tfons and renxaln long nnwell, proTUted their toaea
are not destroyed by mineral poison or other means,
ana the vital oifrans wasted beyond the point of re
pair. -; ' -- . ' T. ; "
They are a Gentle Parvative a well as a
Teale possessing' a!so, tho peculiar merit of acting
as a powerful aent In reMerlo TongesUoa or bxflani
matlonbftbeLsWer.andalkthoTlsceral Organs. .
FOtt FEMALE COMPLAINTS, waether la
young or old, married orsingIe, at the dawa of wo
manliood or at the turn of life, these Tonic Bitters bara .
na eqaaL ,.: -v
For Inflammatory and Ckrenle Rheaaia
flans and Cioat, Dywee'ewla er Indiareatiea.
Bilioaa-Remiucat n,nd Intermittent Fercra,
Diseaaes of the Blood Liver Kidneys, ana
Bladder these Bitter hare been most saeeessftil.'
ttaca Disemsea are caased by Vitiated Bleod ,
which fa) generally produced by derangtanent cf the
Dilutive Ore ana.
DYSPEPSIA OR IXDIGESTIOTT. Head
aci.e, ia;n in tue ShouulPrs, couim. 1 iv.niiKss of the
thet, Dizziness, Sour nictations of flw StomacJi. r
Bvi tatadi the Mouth, liUiaii Attacks, Palpitation
of the Heart. Inflammation of tho Langs, Fhviu In the
regions of the Kidncvs, and a hundred other paiiifai
symptoms, are liiaoifeptiiJofDyapepaim, . . . ,
Thr invlporate the temaeh and atlmulat tbe tor
pid liver and bowels, which render thm of nTieqcalled
eificwey in c!eaninfr the blood of ail lmpuritae, aad
lmparttenew ine and vior to the whole system.
Rheum, liiotch'W bpota. Jimmies, Piiatub's. BoiI, far- 1
bmicles, lnif'Wonnn,aeai(UlleaaV Sore Eyes, Erysip
elas, Itch, Scurfs. Discoloration of the Skin, Humors
ami Diseaaesof the Skin, of wb ate tot name or nature,
are literally ting up and carried out f the system in a
hort tune tv the ne of these Bitter?. One bottle in
snch easvs will convince the most incredulous of their
cuiatireoiTact. . ' ..:..
Cleanse the Yttlated Blood whenever yon find !ta
Impurities bursting throng the skin tn Ptniple. F.rnp
tious or bores, ckiutse k when you liud It orrstrucied ,
and tlnp in tbe veins; cleanse it when ttlsfbnl.and
your fwunaa will teH yoo when. Ktep Uie alood
and the beuith oi the system will follow.
' PIN", TA PE, and other WORMS, lnrWrnr In the .
e"d and remored. Tor full direction, read carefully
guageaEagU German French, and 6paojb- . i
J. "WAJ-KEB, Proprietor. S. H. McDOSAXD t CO., '
Druggista and Gen. Agents, gaa Ei-anciscok CaL, and ,
32 and 34 Commerce Street, New Tor'i.
gSOLD BT ALL DBUGGKT!AJaEAXER&
. FEAGHANT SAPCUEHE
Clears lvdGVTPSfti:t1 fill trds of" Cloths an r? rlothlnc; re
moves lttitit, t;r T.ir, a ttttt'f, wirlunt th-rt
ajjnr to I'w tiaort -h:U:. si b lrifrrt :tn.i Kaacr '
ttoovW.d-d M. EUAfiRANT, SAPUUENK t
So iiuxlay St , New Vfk,4AL4S;UlrM.,'h:-;iT
GENTS ArA NTED to sell
a! a m-w btf-ticntil Vnp oi lilinoia. - i
Anew Sti'-ni v8pot li.wa.
A r? w ot.onaf Mipo( Jl tftarL
A nw truuiy Mi ol tr.e United State'.
Tr.e latest sr.d tntt anraeMve slaps erer pnbllabed
Ad diets M-n'3 iiUM:n a k i H i Lakt tJteU, Chicago, Hi
CHABLE3 A. DASA. Editor.
. A Kewspaporsf the Present Times.
Iateade for People Now Earth.
Incrmtnf Farmers, Vechanlea, ateiekssts. Pro
fetsiODSl Men, "Workers, Tilnters, aad s'.l tlao
aer of Honest Folks, aad too Wlr. Sons, sad
Dsasatazsaf all toco. ' -;-. .-. r
OM.T OXX DOLLAR A TSAR I -
05E HUNDRED COPfES FOR 550,
Or less than One Cent s Copy. Let tiers b a
' - 850 CtaueTcrrEost Office.'
SEMI-WEEKLY S3 A YEAR, ,
of too same size sod general chssscter ss
HE WEEKLr, bnt wita s creator yarletjr of
BUscellaneona rsadlnc, sad rmratshina; tin am
to Its aooserltwri with (rr eater Iresonzss. becaos,
U comes twice s trees: Utstea-i of ooca enlj. '
, THZ DAILY SCX, SO A YEAR. ,
A preSmlnentlT re4aTHe new!?'iaper. Trim ts
largest circnlatlos in taa woriiL Fre. lnl
- Dendent. and fearless la pontics. A'l t: newt
from eTiTywhers. Tw eenfa s copy ; by m.i,
SO ceuts sraoaUuor $6 ajcar. ...
' TERMS TO CLtTBa :
THB DOLLAR WEEKLY SCX.
FIT, copies, one year, separatelr af'dren-d.
..-... . , t?as)r Dollars. .
Ten eocies, one rear, seoaratei addressed (sod
sa extra oopy to toe eeuer up ot el aD .
Twenty eortes. one year, sermratelr aidresed
(auasa extracopy w uie np of cmt.
Firry eors. one yenr. it one address and Uio
. Semt-VVeeit.y one jc.r to aetfer u t f clob),
Frfty eoelea. one yev,?nmare;T addressed (and
tue SeflU'Weeklyouey i;- to ret'rr up ot rluhl,
One bnntre4 corfes, one vcar. tr rne address
(and loo iJal.'y far coo year to 'hr term of
claa). X'iuy DaJLtrs.
One bnndred eooe. one yar. sriarai. ly ad
dressed t and tboDairfoross Tear tut re ertter
npofdubj. taity jaoiiars.
. THE SEttf-WEEKLY feCX.
J ' ...
Fire copies, one year.Mparstcrr ailrrwred.
' .... :sj.t Dollars.
Tea conies, one Twr. invaTatrtT aiUuoMO. (and
, aa exua copy to getter b r .1 1, ,
' ' . : '. . v : Siutex'B Dollars.
8E?n-T0Ctt KOXEY "
In Post Oflre eeders , eA-wVa, or (nhmr'n
York, wherever CfovcolcnL It not. tnan. tecUur
tne kttera soutalnlas money. AtMres
' . . ' L V. EKTLAWD, PoftlteW "
... ' 8anoiace,Jiew City. .
ACEHTSI UAD. THIS!
WE WU.r, FAY ABiTS A SALARY
T of S.lt) oer ww !. exrvn-rt or iUlow aianro v
onmmiMtoii, to Mal our new wotiuei till invenuuns. Ad-
uo w toobtaii.it t
A pnmsj:letotwelp paaes. jrjvlner the h
r i"!.'4! -t.muaolQi)!'l in tbe C. S-, U1 be soil
,y, . B. P. WELLS,
' ' ""' ' . P.aBoxlWlueaT.
V I Jli; A R, bow mads tn ltt hoars, wtthont dnets
1 r'at.kL4.rs iu cent. Saqs, LremwU, Conn.
("TKIO-ITY.-J1, U. and astc bmsentsssead
V j (mix tw H. 8. JONF.8. lVrr-r CI IT. Colorsio.
THE ESTE1T ORGAN,
I the o?n.T Onraa with th
Celcbrneti Vox -Jaln-ante
ai;d Vjx Hr.mm btojw
T . -i0 ter Pt) M
:rattir CatatiHo nuSr.wU
Kaa ttw w;;ir-rJ. mu"! tns
I !act i-uci, 'ai is en botb rtrt-1.) sad lsWiJy
! Ure--l. Tbe bedt and cheapest .amlly rew-
Ins MacMne in tnamaric-t. Address JO H '
eun. c;.ai;k ft co.. uosa, Ftus-
hnrr. cak-ato, Ul..or at. LouJa. Ma.
A Fortune for all.
; r;D HOW TQ C3TA1N IT.
M- ixand roinen. wl'hont liu-oorcnirnoe to their dally
cm : "icarte, and at the same thoe make
rtiuv, ((). - - :
PnmrliV-irt r nTnu trJl rctiLirs now to ootaln a
P O. Brn .53 Ooilia, NehrMlra.
ELCO?rr?GTCB' KuXSE2T,; ILL.
1MB Tear, too Acres, u ureennocsus.
Laraest Assortment all sizes. BsMtrtewkl
woof yo r-Tr ut. Whn. How Phot Trait
Anne Ftr.r Ei Pvjuroat: bbrabr. Scst&
6rxJouM ad OarOn P'-.tc'jl, &c. Ax.
Flower and Vrsetmbie
Plsert, Heat OMVk.B irta srd Qoslity. Brew r
t' ruirrs ft a. uw Caaaicgiet ot 'eiK. wnt
nliiln direction? W Bedtlinv an'! tinrdrtt Fjlls .
pera, and V. r-'.iA' - Ptcp Lltt-3t na-s.
Jy 1. la ' " tnu,:l insuiiujeuaj.
i , j Send Ihr Catatoiue to
if H' jlfi2'-- V ' H. L. STOBY 4 CO,
, - a. t m- Eesd s Temple of static,
Ni.'tVk txy"1 . 47 Deu-Surn SU.
.M. - r- , - CmcAGOk