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A Strange Music.
One evening the family gathered to hear
Uncle Herbert talk about the strange music
of China. Mother brought in her sewing,
and improved her mind and the children s
stockings at the same time. But. Maud and
Arthur sat on the lounge, one on each side
of Uncle Herbert, devoting their entire at
tention to him.
"I suppose we ought to begin at the be
ginning," said he, "since Chinese music is
said to have been invented by a person
whom you have often read about.. lie was
Emperrr of China about 2950 11 C., or
nearely 5,000 years ago. The Chinese call
ed him Fo lii, but some of our people sup
pose that he. really was Noah, who lived
about that time. The Chinese also hold
that munch of their music was brought to
them trom heaven by a bird which they
named the '"oang-1loang." This was suppos
ed to be a very fortunate bird, which never
appeared anywhere else but in China, and,
whenever it came, it brought good luck
with it. It appeared whenever a good em
peror was born, and its nest :y wrapped in
mystery, for no one knew where it dwelt."
"Why, that's something like the Phcenix,
that the Greeks used to believe in," said
"Yes, there is a resemblance; perhaps the
Greeks borrawed their bird from the (li
nese one. -This bird appeared with its mate,
when Ling Lun, by the order of the Em
peror Iloang-Ti, was making his first, in
ventions in music. It, sang to him in six
tones, while its mate also used six different
.ones, making a scale co:tatining twelve
notes, just like our chromat ic scale. But
the'Chinese only use live of these, and call
the others 'fenmile tones.' In China, every
thing female is thought to be useless."
'' laven't they got, topsy-turvy ideas!'
"Well, in this case they are open to that
suspicion. The singing of the 'Foaung
lloang' was such beautiful music that. it
caused absolute goodness in every one who
heard it, and its songs had the beautiful
name of 'Tsie-ven,'---'Te'empaerance and
Mercy.' After i loang-Ti, came an emperor
named Chno-l-Iao, who invente'd a new
mode of marking time. lie had large drums
beat at various hours of the night, to tell
what o'clock it was; lie composed, also,
many songs- The (arliest emperors all
studied usic, but it was with a view of
teacling their subjects good manners and
morals. The songs were sonet imes only
directions when to plant, seeds, how to
catch fish, how to behave in company, ami
so on. Sometimes, the words are to keep
the emperor's duty in mind. ''hus, one be
gins; 'The breeze of mid-day brings
warmth and dispels sorrow; may it. he the
same with Chun, may he be the joy and
consolatica of his people,'
''Another emperor,-Yu, ,the great.,
used musical imstruments for a very good
purpose. lie llacet before his palace a
large and a small bell, a drum, a gong, and
at tailourine, and arny person having busi
ness with him would he admitted on atrik
ing one of these. By the various soums
tie could tell, before seeing him, the na
ture of his visitor's business. The large
bell means that the person was coming to
complain of injustice ; the small one was
for private visitors; the drum told that the
business was about the manners or customs
of the empire; -the g:,ng, of public misfor
tune ; the tambout ine asked for the emnper
or's judgement in regr,rd to some crime.
'hina possessed some very patriotic songs
at this ancient date, and when, at a latter
period (245. B. C. ) a usurper won the throne,
lie was more afraid of the music than of anly
thig else. II thought that by remninling
the pe'ple of their good emperors, they
would be encomraged ta resist him. So lie
had the ancient books burned, and tried to
destroy the wvorks of the great phlilosophler,
Confusius. All thle istrmuiment s ot imusic
weire broken upi anid new ones madi(e and( in
every way lie tried to root out all the oldi
songs and tunes. Tlhose wvho tried to coii
eecal anything were punished wvith (teat h.
An~d yet, maiiy people risked their lives ini
idding their instruments mandc books in the
walls of houses and ini the ground.''
"What a monster he luist have bmeen!"
"'Not in all respiects; lhe built the great.
wvall bf China, which was a good thing for
thie-country,'' replied~ Uncle II erbert.
''But did the Chinese have many books
iabput nmusic?" inquired Arthuran.
'They h?id anud have more than any13
other iiation. They have . wmhole lliraries
of nmsical books, in the libr-ary of I'ekin,
there are four hundred and eighty-two
strictly musical books, and1( hundreds which
are partially musical. I don't mean hooks
of musice, but histories and essays. IIlun
direds of years after Tichii-chmi (A. D. 640),
the Emperor Tasytsung searched vigorously
for the books and musical instruiments
which had been buried and concealed, and(
triedl to recover some of the old style of
music. lIe didn't succeed altogether,
and the Chinese have very' little of their
ancient music nowadays They thin', that
the 01(d music must have been v'ery scanti
tul, and use at t heir greatest .feasts wh'lat
ever they have of it."
''But wh'lat instruments (10 they use?''
asked the imothier. "'Are they all likle ours?'
''That is the mo1(st curious Part of all. In
their instruments they seem to have antici
pated the invention of many of our instru
meet$s, by some thousandls of years, but,
hiavlng once invented them, they never seem
to have triedt to perfect them. It is chiarac
teristic of these people to pause at the thres
ho01( of great (discoveries. Ta'mke the organ
for example, the Chinese knew the princi
ple of the reed-organ '1,500 years ago, and
to-day kniowm no more than they dtid thien.''
"What is their org~an like?" eagerly ask
"'i'll show y'ou. Bumt don't expect to see
a large churchi-organ." And Uncle IIerbert
wvent up stairs to his room, whence lie im
med,iately returnmed with a bundle of papers.
"Here is a dtrawing of the (Chinese' organ
or chacng. It has usually t wenty-four p)ipes
of bamboo, which are inserted in the gourd
of a calabash. In each of these pipes is a
reed or tongue of gol or copp)er, which, by
its vibration, causes the sound, as ini our
cabinet organs; beneath this reced a hole is
made In the bamboo, and whten this hole is
left open1 the air rushes out thr-ough it with
out making any soundh; but when it is clos
ed, by placing a tinger upon it, the b)reath
is forcecd up the tube, compelling the recd
to vibrato, and .give out an agreeable
* "Do they use pianos?" asked Arthur.
"They have an humstrument, whose tomnes
are somcewhat like those of a piano' or harp.
It 1.s called,the kin4 amid consists of silken
cords, stretchmed along a sounding-board,
Lhete are various si-zee of this mnatrument,
tpo largest of whitqh is callod the che; It Is
-sometinmes nIne feet long, and has twventy
"Do the(y play in church the organ that
ryou showed us?"' asked Maud.
"Oh, ni They like the organ to dance
)best. TJheir greatest religious ceremony
I smally adcoinpanied by several instru..
mpents; but the most hmportant of these is
an expenaIve imistrunment, called the King:
It Is made,9f stope cut In propqr shapes
and finely pollshed; these are~ hu'ug on a
mexn and struck with a wooden mallet.
40'I'i stones, which are very valuable and of
? uttiful color-s, are found near the riv~er
apcsI the province of Xun-'man. A man
e ~ OIiPg on the king might remind one of
t n lnien -Treading
" 4 o to ak
Birds In the South.
It was our first winter in the Souti
and while we enjoyed its bright sunn
days and moonlight nights, nature we
preparing a surprise for us. Unexpec
tedly a cloud passed over the firm1
ment; the stars hid themselves and
white mantle was spread over the earti
As we stood at the window.next morn
lug and watched the snow birds plic
ing the crumbs scattered for them,
feeling of home sickness passed ove
our hearts as we thought of the friend
we had left far away in Norther,
homos. Just then a beautiful visio
greeted our sight. A flock of red bird
flow over the house and mingled wit
the tiny grey folks and picked erumb
with them. By and by the sun calm
out and the snow birds vanished, as diI
the red birds. We saw no more of thet;
only as a stray one darted here an,
there among the trees. They had with
drawit to the denser timber. How w
watched and waited for the mockin
birds to come, but their day was no
yet. We must content ourselves wit]
our canaries. One morning as on
cage hung at the window a strangetgre;
bird dashed itself against the panet a
If It wanted to come In. An empt;
cage was hung out to tem[t it, for w
thought it was a pet mocker that ha'
escaped from its cage. But no, th
stranger would not enter and abid
with us; neither did we destre his con
pany when we learned his true charac
ter. IIe was a sparrow hawk ; a kini
dreaded by all classes of birds, as h
would kill and feed upon their young
even tearing canaries from their cages
lie is gray, with three white stripes oi
the head. Onr home was right atoii
the birds, a dense forest of oaks sur
rounded us, and here the birds 1'.ve
nqt only the iockers, but the red birds
thrush, bhtic birds, robin, Spanish ca
nuarics and tiny grey birds tha
have a strange mission of whllc
wewill speak further. But th
mocking bird is king. U eP c!
in strength, courage, grace am
song, le is dark grey ; the wings, tai
and back being very dark while ti
breast is nitch lighter. The hill is soft
and the eye large with a black pupi
and yellow Iris. They build their nest:
among the low leafy trees instead of i
the high ones as one would Judge wh
observes them when they silg, fot
then they seek the highest point. The3
are very mild when uunmolested. It Is I
usual thing to see from ten to a dozer
hunilug worms in the newly plowet
garden. They arte very hard to raist
by htanil. If1 a nest is found with young
ones in it., placed in a cage and hitnk
on the gallery or on at tree. the mothei
bird will feed them tunttl onecs' hope:
are high, wIen unexpectedly you tint
your little prisoner; dead. 'Thenl th
mother comes no more. She has po
oned them. The tpanish canaries art
tiny birds, not as large apparently, at
our tame ennauries. They are almost o:
as many colors as the rainbow. It ii
said they slug sweetly, but althougl
they were hying among the trees da3
after day, we never heard them. Tlhe
ate very much sought aflter because o1
their brilliant plumage and dimninutivy
size. Large flocks of blackbirds f'ollov
the cattle and( catch the-fies abou
thecm-hmence their name cowv black
birds. They do not raise their owi
young, but lay their eggs ia the nesti
of the small gray birds of which wi
have spoken. Thebse hatch and suppior
the little stranlgers.
U)ldnm't lltevo In 'Ent.
You've got a t(elphone here, haven'
you ?" asked a citizen as lie entered at
ofiee on (Griswold street, D)etroit ini
seeming great hutrry.
"Y\es wias the rep)ly.
"We~rll, I never believed in 'cm to an3
great extent, but I want to order somi
cor.l froma a yard up the river."
VTe owner of the office p)roceeded ti
"call," and whenom hte got the coal deal
ers lie said:
"M r. Bliank is here and he wants t<
knowv if you have any soft coar'?"
"Yes--500 tons," w as the answer.
"Well, lie wants you to send him ni
"We'll see him blowed first iIe hal
owed us a bill for over two years!I"
"'Yum!" m' luttered the man as hi
"Did they say they'd send It?" asketn
"N-o, not exactly."
'"What did they say?''
"I--I didn't catch it very well. Le
mue rep)ent. Picking upl the trump)e
again lhe stood with it to his ear an<
"Dild v*ou 5-3y you'd send it?''
Not by a blamed sight I" came tht
"W,Vell,'" asked the mani, as a painfut
'"Well," relied the op)erator, "'thl
line Isn't wvorkintg very wvell this morn
ing, attd you'd better .go to the eflIcl
four doors below. Tfhe dealers seem t'
hear me well enough, butt I don't ge
hold of their answer plainly. TIh
other instrumnut ia probably werkinj
"Bunt I shan't bother anty one else,'
growled the man. "As I said before
I never dit believe In 'eta to any extent
andi now I've lost what little faith I had
Much obliged-good day."
If hIs ear had been at the trutmpe
his faith would have been as big as.
Wh7ere the Cold WVave Comes Fr*om
Meteorological observations have nos
become so extended tihat evidence I
raptidly accumulating to enable up t
determinte pqsitively the source of th
old. aerial waves whIeh sweep acros
our country during the winter season
The indications are that we owe to th
area of high barometer In North West
er'h Siberia, where the pressure some
times exceeds 31,50 mIncea, and the temi
poratuiro falls as low as 70 dog. belos
zero, and where the severest cold ex
coeds by 10 dog. that experienced b;
explorers in high arctic regione. Thi
is also the region of the highes barom
etrio pressure known In Wif)ter, an<
from it doubtless proceed the waves e
intense epid Wbichi p lay so large a par
in onr Winter. Axphalencas
I, SMALL Iloitsxs.-Perhaps it would b(
v bettor expressed and more to the poin
to say heanier horses are the need o
the times. Trotting horses, pacers
runners, or any other gali, are al
right in their places, but the najorit3
a of horses are for labor and not for show
they are on duty as producers, and art
valuable in proportion as they call do
work; they are the motive power on tih
farm, the highway, and the large town
a and cities-as indispensable as bread anl(
r butter. Prices of large horses of al
s breeds that are compactly built auc
constructed on good rules of ptoportlon
rule high and pay .or the handling
S''Plugs" and scrub stock are cheap
s aid will be even less in price that
h heretofore, as all who employ team
s are fast learning that a heavy stronf
D team costs no more to keep than a light
poor one, but even less. A farme
should have, anyway, one heavy
1 strong team. Ilie may own a small ligh
1 span, put for plowing and general use
- the heavy team, that seldo n is urged
beyond a fast walk on the road, am
will take a fourteen or sixteen iut
plow and go all day without evidenec
t of weariness, Is the one to depend on
I The markets is full of semni-fast stock
r They do not command ia staple price
but depend wholly on circunstance;
for the margin of proflt, If any that
they yield. Pure-blooded Norman o:
Clydesdales may not be the best in thol:
3 exclusive nature, but by crossing then
I with good native W estern stock can be
p roduced i superior grade of horse:
that will command good prices and be
in demand at all tiimes. Farmter:
should not be indifferent to, this fact
- and when they propose to raise i colt
select from that stock which will in
sure a heavy horse; it may cost iort
in the begir.ning but will bring large
- returns in the end. Good horses, goot
cattle, good sheep and hogs, are a good
deal the cheapest.
Sowixo RYE IN RIni,LS.-l'ersons
who have only small fatrms or garden
plots, and wish to grow a little rye, foi
the sake of tie straw or for other pur
0poses, carn do it very successfully In
drills, which should be at such a dIs
tance apart as will admlit of horse eul
tul'e. In this way, with a little con
post ini the furrows, I have grown it,
C cn ratil,l di ; ui , at tic rate 01
twenty-two bushels per acre, and the
straw from live and a half to six feet it
height. Such a yield I tlhnk Is muel
better then the average broadcast cl
Lure. The culture is at small Item, snd
the harvesting, without imtpi .U as
adapted to it, is a little more t. .bie,
soie; but for suall plots of groundt it
is a very satisfactory way, particlularll
where the land is not rich. The cul
ture is especially benefieial. I f any ont
doubts it, let him try two picees side by
side on the simle quality of lan(, and he
will cease doubting. The etffct ma.y
not be quite as marked as ini the case of
fodder-corn, sown broadcast or growr
in drills, but tihe difference will be
clear. And It is nhattural that this
should be the case A most i ly vege
tation l'ot to take care of itself aftet
seedihng or planting, with no soil-stirr
tug to mitigate the severity of dl'oughts,
l cannot make the growth it would with
good cultivatien. Rye is no exception.
It might not pay so well on a large
scale; but even that Is not certain, in
case we had implemeats adap'ed to th is
mode of culture.
InEEINo FROM UNsoUND MAl-s.
It. Is too often the case that mares, es
pecially, after havilg broken down
through some inherent defect in the
feet or legs, so that thley can no loan
ger be pr1oitably used, ai'e relegated
to thle breeding stud to tr'ansmit agai
the mnalformation that made(1 them
worthaless, to theta' progeny. LIke does
not always beget like in eveary f eature
and detail ; but in general termns the
sayig is a trune oane, anld defeats are
Just as likely to be tranaismlted as goodl
quhalities. Maires 01' stallions crip
pled by accidenlt, iad nlot. fr-om consli
t tuitionial tendenacy, or weakness in an y
p)ar'ticular, may be safely used for
breedinug pulrposes; but those who have
giveni waty through weakness of (defect
in any p)art of tihe animal machinery
shaould always be rejected.
ONE of tihe best thinags to priotect 11
cellar from cold is a good banking of
snow. Whean this is anot upon01 the
ground in suflcient quatity leaves
for'm an excellenit material, and It is
best to provide themi in seasoin. Dr'iv<
down stakes and set boards upon edg<
at a (distance of six inches 1lrom the un
decr pinninlg, and 1ill in 'with tile leaves
closely placked, andi thley fuk'nishl S
8HEiEPi shlould have better care iat
early winter than farmers are ian tihe
hlabit 01 bestowviag. if shleep) go inlt<
winter quarters inl a declinig state,
the result is a demand for extra feed
andi care durinig tile wvinter, atqd
a light clip of wool In tihe sprlpg.
l loos relish hay whenl it is out al
shlort as oats, and mixed with theia
other feed. It is saId thlat whIle i
saves bran, shorts, and othler food hi
winter, it puits on flesh as raplidly at
anything that can be glyon theam.
t. The ifue of the Sy.-lelmuhollz, till
rt Germaan scientist, otlrers an exp)laatioi
which depeinds 0on the reflectIon of so
lar light by the air particles ill the at
mosphiere. TheslCe pariticles bein'g ver:
minu111te would( reflect p)refer'ably thi
81101test waves of light-i. e., blul
waves, coirrespond(ing to greeni and ret
lighlt, to pass through ti,em ; jusAt as
log of wood floating on tile surface
of still watear would throwv off' tile tinl,
a wavelets caused by a falling dIrop) in it'
- nleighlborhiood, while theo samiie log i1
y long ocean sweolls would be tossed tF
and fro without nlotiecably ImElpedin1)
the progress of tile waves.* .
Th7e inference that the telephoane wouli
probably wvork best whea tile mnem
barane Is slanted towai-d the souie o
souind, lIas been drawn from the fae
thlat the drum of the human ear Is iln
* eined at a considerable angle to t,h
,iaxis of tile Outer ear passage. Natur'
,mentions 1an instance in whieh ti
motionl was justlilled by actual expori
ment on1 the parit of a gentlemnan wil<
t founxd"that his telephone worked bes
when he spoke to it in a slaniting dir'ec
The 1FittostsnhJdets '
For fever and agnmo, and remittents, ar-e til
SdebilItated, bilious and anoivons.- To such pel
eons Hlostettor's 8 omacia Blittora affords ad<
Squate protection from thIe matal . pe-t., by ari
B oreasing vital stamlina amid tile reslstant powe
s of theo consaltutionl, and by chocking Iregu
,larities of the hyer, stomaoh and bo wels,.whiol
a incrso the danlger toQ be ap)prehended fro'r
. miasma. Moreover, it cead nates malarie
comiplaints of, an'obstinato type. The field ii
* which tIs ltoading family medicine has achIeve
- some of its most astonishing anid ample provea
r effects, is a very wide onle. In the muaaiou
- regions of our ownl country, ill Sou1th Aganrio
~, Mexico, and across the seas, It has glien uts
mistakable evidences of Its curative valse, A
home and abroad it has always 5uin~ied It
-hi hreutatin nor has it evet ben aifecte<
byoompetition of ho called tonics ropsente
tocaes kndred or 44npl. sy Itand
t alone,unequaUtIagon tam
~dies : *.t
how TO SWEEP A ltoo.-'To sweep
f and dust a room properly is an art, amd
like all fine arts has a right method.
Well done, it renovates the entire room,
and the occupant takes possossion feel
Ing that "all things have become new."
It Is not merely a performance o be
done by the hands, but a work into
w btleh taste and Judgment. in other
words, brains must enter. Are these
Closets opening into the room to be
swept? Arranao the shel yes, drawers,
or clothing preparatory to sweeping
day, then let this be the first to be
swept. Cover the bed with soiled sheets;
as also all heavy articles that cannot
be removed; first, however, having
carefully dusted and brushed them.
Remove all the furniture that can easi
ly be set in hall or adjoining room,
having first dusted It; then taking a
step-ladder, begin to sweep or brush,
or wipe the cornice and picture cords
and pictures. )raw the shades to the
top of.the window, or if there are in
side blinds, dust them carefully. Open
the windows. All the dust left in the
room now is in the carpet or air, and
the current of the windows will soon
settle it. Now begin to sweep, not to
ward a door or corner, but from the
outer edges of the room to" ard the
centre, where the dust will be taken tp
with a small brush and dust pan. Go
ovel the room once more-this time
with a dampened broom; that removes
the last bit of dust, and gives the carpet
a new, bright appearance. Replace
the articles of furniture a1s soon as the
air is entirly free from dust, uncover
the rest and the rootu is new and clean.
All this seems anl, easy thing to do, but
there is not one lin a ihundred will fol
low out the details. Some will sweep
the dust into the hall or from one room
to another, and then wonder why their
house Is so soon dusty again. Others
forget cornice and pictures, and thus
leave a seed of future annoyance;
while a-third class will do all buttusing
the damp broom, which Is as the finish
ilg touclles to a picture.
CliocoA..'r CAAM Ei.s.-'I'ake of gra
ted chocolate, milk, imolasses and sugar,
one cupful each ; piece of butter tlhe
size of an egg. 13o1l until it will
harden wheni iromenp.1 In eold water;
add vanilla; put in a buttered pan, and
before it 'cools mark oil' in square
blocks. Cream Candy. Two pounds
best powdered sugar, j ist water enough
to dissolve. Boil in a clean covered
kettle or saucepa.n very briskly, with
out stirriig. When it bgins to thlick
en, which will bc soon, add its much
cream of tartar as may be heaped on a
five-eent piece. le sure to watch that
it does not burn. Try often and dip
ping it in cold water. When it breaks
short and crisp, pour it out on at large
gruasel pan er plhte, and pour on the
Ilavoring, and when cool enough to
handle, work until white. Cut into
hat sticks. When hard, place it in a
ghlss Jar and keep it week or ten days,
when it vlll become creamy and dell
ciois. Two cupfuls of sugar, 0110 cup
ful of wat er, oue teaspoonful of vine
gar, a small piece of butter. Flavor
with lemon or vanilla. Cream Cocoa
nut. Boil the syrup ats above. Vhen
it begins to thicken, add tihe meat of
one cocoanut coarsely grated, and pour
in ti'; pans about an inch thick, or less.
While cooling, cut in bi'oad strips.
This is very line. Cream candy is not
soft until kept a week. Molasses
Candy. One cupful of molasses, one
cupful of sugar, and a piece of butter
the size of an egg. Flavor as you like.
IAti-AM BIREAD.-IIalf (1p of yeast,
a p)int of warmi milk or water,and1( floul'
enouigh to make a tin batter. Let 1t
rise over ighlt. Stir in the morning,
half a 13up1 of sugar, salt, teaspoonfull
of sailratus dlissolved in wvater and
graham flour enoughl to make a very stifi
batter. Beat, all theO ingi edients thor
ouighily into tihe sponge boeo addIng
the~ gr'laam, a littie at a time, beating
wvell. Shape into loaves, and bake 1an
1h0ur1 and1 a half1. Thle ovenI shold nlot
be so hIot as for wvhite bread.
I)A NDY PU DDING'.-Four eggs broken
and beaten separ'ately, fIye tablespoon
fuls of whlite sugar, to be added to tile
whlites after they are well beaten, so
thlat thley stand alone.' Four hecapiug
teaspoonfuls of brown sugnr mlust be
bea1tenl into the yoiks withl two table
?lpoonfu'lls 1,1' corn starch. Po.ir over
thea( yolks one0 quar11t of' boiled mil1k, stIr
ring u' l i weil mIxedl. Any ilavorinmg
11ay1 bec ulsel ther. suilt 0one taste. Thel1
wh'in-i( in1t1ve to be pt on top) and) alicely
CELERY CR EA M SOUP.-To make celery
CI're soup, boil a small eup~ of rice ini
three pints of mil1k untIl it will pass
throughl a sleve ; grate the whlite part
of two hleadsi 0of celery (thlree, if small,)
on a bread-grater ; add tis to tile rice
milk after it has been strained; ptut to
it one quar't oT'stron1g whlite stock; let
It boil unttil tihe oelery is perfectly
tender'; season1 with salt and Cayenne,
and serve; If cr'eam is obtainable, sub
stittute 0110 p)int of it for the sanmequlant
ity of mil1k.
,.'i T ni'lng Sum) seen through a dense
fog looks like a brass knob 0on the gates
-VEGEINE.-Ty Its use you wvlll pro
venlt many 01' the dliseases prevailing in
'the Spr'ing and1( Summer season.
Wn VATF Is beautlinl ? Why, carboline,
a deodorized extract of petroleumn, as
now improved and perfeoted. Clear as
spring water, delightfully perfumed
Sand will not soil tile finest linen fabrio
-a perfeot toilet preparation and abso-.
lutely makes the hair grow on bald
The price or soap us rapidly advanc
1 11ng. A yea's sup~ply of DOBnINs'
E.lEI,cTlul bought now at old price
r will be avyer'y iidiciotus purchase.
" A Non-pois8onous giroIen color.--It ie
found that, fr'onm hle graIns 01' r'awcoff'ee
there 1m113 be extr'actedl, by a simple
process, a beautiful gr'een~ coloring
mlatter', adapted to all tile purp'oses of
the cook and tihe confectionler, and
which wviil undoubtedly come into ex
"tensive use, iinaimnehi as tile lnmber of
green color's suitable for 5110h uses, andl(
which are nlot poisonlous, Is very limt
.tedI. ThIs cohlring 'matter, accordIng
a to tile accounit givenl of tile pro'cess of
-extrafctlin, ia obtainedl 1n theO following
-manIner ; T. he coffee grami1s ar'e orushled
- and tile oli extr'act.ed by means of
r ether.; thley are thenl dried anid agitated
with tile whilte of eggs, 80 as to form a
sort of paste, and thre latter is exposed
Ifor severai ldays to the air. T'hepres
once of tile white of eggs tihen leter
mines the ap)pear'anee of an emerald
green. A simple)1r process Is t.o nerely
moIsten the crushed and dried coffee
berries with w ater, expose thlem three
b or four days to the aIr, and extrast the
coloring nmatter by meang of. alcohol.
* PatnierI. break up you dld by te timely
ieofDf daynead toa~ an old remedy
te for 00 gle e'?nn tO4i onra
SoMI person whom Quin had offend
ed one day met him in the street and
stopped him. "Mr. Quin," said he, "I
understanl you have been taking away
my name." "What have I said, sir?"
"You-you called me a scoundrel, sir?"
"Oh, then, keep your name, sir," re
plied Quin, and walked on.
A LADY who, though in the autumn
of life, had not lost all dreams of its
spriug, said to Jerrold, "I cannot ima
gine what makes my hair turn gray. I
sometimes fancy it must be the essence
of rosemary with which my maid is in
the habit of brushing it. What think
you ? "1 should be afraid, madam,"
said the wit, "that it is the essence of
"WIIAT does your husband do?" ask
ed the census man.
"He ain't doiti' nothin' at this time
of the year," replied the young wife
"Is he a pauper?" asked the census
man. She blushed scarlet to the oars.
"Law, no I" she exclaimed so'newhal
indignantly, "we ain't been married
moro'n six months."
A minister, while marrying
a couple, recently, is reported to have
been rather disconcerted on asking the
bridegroom if he was willing to take
the young lady for his wedded wife, by
his scratching .'s head, and saying,
"Yes, I'm wilk bno; but i'd a much slght
ratiher have li r c.ster."
A LITTLE girl was asked by her mo.
ther, on her return from church, how
she liked the preacher. "Didn't lik(
him at all," was the reply "Why ?'"
asked her mother. " 'Cause lie preach
ed till lie made me sleepy, and ther
hollered so loud he wouldn't let me
go to s lep.
TugHRE was silence In the school. The
teacher liul strusk the bell calling at.
tention, and every eye was bent upon
her. This was a favorable opportunity
for the spread of information, and one
of the little boys perceiving it raised
"What i:i it, John ny ?" asked the
"'1'omminy Miggs' father's cow has got
a ua1t," snouted the excited youngster
his face aglow with the intelligenee.
A vERYt loquacious female witness
whom the opposing counsel could nol
silence, so far kept him at bay that, by
way of brow-beating her, lie exclaimed
"Why, woUi:mi, therc'2 brass edougl:
in your face to make a kettle." "And
sauce enough in yours," she instantly
rejoined, "to fill it."
A GENTLEMAN who was once inter
ceding with Bishop Bloomileld for r
clergyman who was constanhtlyin debt
and had more thai once been insolvent
but was a man of talent and eloquence,
concluded his eulogilum by saying, "In
fact, my lord, he is quite a St. Paul.'
"Yes,'' replied the bishop, dryly, "In
AN old rail-splitter in Indiana put the
quietng upon a young man who chaffed
hhn upon his bald head. In thesjwerds
"Young man, when my head Lets as
soft as yours, I can raise hair to sell.'
A JieRsEY man was once thrown 15(
feet by an express-train, when he pick
ed himself up, looked around for his
hat. and remarked, "Well, if I don't
find that hat, I'll make the company
p..y for it."
YOUNa SP~On'rsMAN-" Does your ra
llher preserve at all ?" Ingenuoun
Maiden-"O no; we use all our fruli
for nmaking tarts."
."WILL your mother ever marr-y
again ?" lhe inquired. "Not with my
approval," she answered; "such is my
opinion thus far, and not a step-father.'
"Y oun iitended is hideous," says r
frank French friend. "True," says thc
Ilancee, "but if you only knew how
they notice me wvhen lie's along 1"
A SENTIMENTAL young man thum
feelingly expressee himself: "Even ai
Nature benevolently guards the rose
with thorns, so does she endow wvomer
HE said her hair was dyed ; and, wher
she indignantly exclaimed,, "Tis false !'
lie said lie presumed so.
WHEN lie sighs for her and she sighi
for him, the sighs of the times may
be considered auspicious for a wed
BUT few men can handle a hot lamp
chimney and say there is no place lik<
home at tihe same time.
U - y8:r p hads hiud tmme eneet ci b>ring
iii. ot,ti numerous stmilar~ remedies;
bmi the people0 are not so easily induced
to make a trial of the new art,icle, whern
they value the old anid reliable one.
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup.
FOR Couoans, Asthma and Throal
Disorders, h so "Broton's BJronchia
Troches," having proved their eficieney
by a test of mlany years. Imitationi
are offered for sale, many of which are
injurious. The genuine "Broton'i
Bronchial Troches" are 80Id only in boxee
Physiologicali Effect of Compressed Air
-In a paper of peculiar interesti 0m
this subject, by Stembo,-whose atten
tion, It seems, was first directed to th
vital capacity of the lungs as depend
ing on thc barometric pressure-li
states that there is a steady Increase 11
the . capacity .while the -pressur
increases, and, on the othler hand, i
obtained a similar result outside of thu
pneumatic cabinet, lie then investiga
ted any possible source of error affect
lag these observat.ohs, the result beinj
a positive confirmation of the Increas'
In lung capacity. The explaniatio:
given by Stembo leads to time coriclu
slon that compressed air will have
healing tendcency In inflammations o
the mucous menmbrane of 4ho bronch ia
tubes, also in acute catarrh .of th<
smaller brdnchae, and in broiichia
asth ma. With reference to the temper
ature of the skin under com p~rssoe:1air
the Iinvestgations madeo by* Stemb
show that, with increasiing pressure, tom
temperature nvariably sinkq.
"Now You See It."
Gil t-E ige Butter M iker takes thE
"wvitch':s ouit of the ohui'n" and .turn
tedious, nusatisfactory churning ..ilt
grati lying succ~ee. Sold every where
HIAnJunalC. N. Y.,'Mag28th, 1870
JoHN ii lI itocR, boo'y WVorld's Oit
naary Medic.ii Assool atien, lluffelo
J?ear Smr-Yours asking as to0 reputa
thon of Oilt-Edige Butter Maker'- re
ceived. We have never kept it unti
lately. H ave sold one case (8. dos
boxes) and it has given the' best 6f *at
Yours regge0tfily, T.j. DBUNT49
AN old physician, retired from prao
tice, having had placed in his hands by
an East India missionary the formula
of a simple vegetable remedy for the
speedy and permanent cure for Con
sumption,'Bronchitis, Qatarrh, Asthma
and all Throat and Lung Affeotions,
also a positive and radical cure for Ner
vous Debility and all Nervous Com
plaints, after having tested its wonder
ful curative powers in thousands of
cases,, has felt It his duty to make it
know to his suffering fellows. Actu
ated by this motive and a desire to re
lieve human suflering. I will send free
of charge to all who desire it this re
cipe, in German, French, or gligh
with full directions for prepar ng and
using. Sent by mail by add'essing
with stamp, naming thl.i paper, W. W.
SHIERAR, 149 Powers' Block, Rochestr,
A German Inventor proposes to make
boots that will never wear out-that is,
hardly ever. He mixes with a water
proof glue a suitable quantity of clean
quartz sand, which is spread on the
thin leather sole employed as a founda
tion. These boots are said to be very
flexible and almost indestructible,
while they enable the wearer to walk
safely over slippery roads.
CRYING is a prime evidence of pain.
When the Baby Is fretful and inclined
to "Crying-Spells," remove the cause
by using Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup.
Wood Carving.-Wood carving is an
industry which is carried to considera
ble perfection among the Germans. It
Is fostered by the establishment of
schools for carving, particularly in dis
tricts where the wood used for the work
--the Spanish walnut, the linest and best
walnut the Germans havd-is plentiful.
Eighty of those carving schools exist at
the present time in Germany, and
eighty In Wurtemburg, but so nuich
importance is attached to the results
which have flowed, or are expected to
flow from these institutions that the
number of the schools in Germany is to
be lucreased to 200.
INVALUABLE FOR RAILROAD MIN.-"'i
suflered for more than a year with In
digestion, :nd dulrinig the last tx
months I was very Bilious, occasionally
having a dunrb Chill, followed by
Fevers, -which prostrated me. I took
Simmons' Liver Regulator, and for sev
eral months I have been stout and
hearty as any man could desire to be.
I am thoroughly satisfied that it is all
it is recommnlendcl to be for Indigestion
and Bilious Complaints, for mine was
certainly a stubborn case. I have heard
many of my friends speak of it, and they
all agree that it possesses all the virtues
you claim for it.
"A. H. HIOUTOWER.
Condudtor M. & W. R.R."
"Your valuable medicine has entire
ly cured me of the most distressed case
of Dyspepsia I ever saw. I am never
without it on my engine, as it always
relieves me of any distressed feeling
after eating. It is the best family
inedicine in the world, and I never let
it gpt out at my home. In its praise
you may add to this.
"J. H. MALLETT,
Engineer C. R. R., Savannah, Ga."
Pholographic Printing Process.-A New
photographic process has been discov
ered in Japan. One of the substances
einloyed in the manufacture of Japan
ese lacquer has the property of becom
ing almost as hard as stone under the
action of light. A slab covered with
this material and duly exposed behind
the photographic negative for twelve
hours is scraped, when the softer parts
are rubbed away, and the hardened
p)ortions stand out in a low relief. The
slab can then be used as a block for
Don't Temporize withs Piles.
Ohntments, lotions, electuarles and all man.
ner of quack nostrums are a waite of time andi
money. Tnte only ABs5OLUTELY INFALLJiLE euro
for this painful disease Is "ANAKEBIS," dis
covered by Dr. Bilsboe. It has been pro
nounced by aciontiflo mten as the happiest dis
covery mudo In medicine for 200 years. It
affords instant relief from pain in 'the worst
cases and has cured more than 20.000 suffer
era permanentiy. All doctors prescribe it.
"Anakosis" is sent FnEE by mai on receipt of
price. $1.00 per box. Samples gratIs, bythe
solo manaufatturors, Messrs. P. Neustaedter &
Co., Box 39-16. N. Y.
Sherman & Co., Marshall,. icoh., want an
agent in thIs county at once, at a salary of
*100 per month and expenses paid. For full
particulars address as above.
For the Piano.
Richardson's New Method for the
o istr'uts re natatlen as ta mon pre
and ae been sold, and ir d. onstant and
large deman,d. . Be sure to get the right book. 14o
tio'a the exiet title, and accept no other.
Now get your EASTER MUsI0. Send for list.
For Beed Organ.
-The Emerson Method,
r*.b mrnan ahws amhod' and em, at undance of ine 'pieces iasiru
menal and vocal, that please whiie they inalrnuo,h
Do not forget
Wh2te. roet e 0Ci). New Sunday School Song
bo rnhotue"se. fyAbbey and Munger.
n . w e ornoeongts hole andl wi~
Nhnerson's Anthsemn ook (1.28). By 1,. 0. *m
ere- Uexcoil.ed in quality, very choIce and.
Ameriean Antbem Book 61 25). 300 easy Ani.
an um fyo como choirs. yohnson, ensey
Any book mailed, post-free, for the retail priec.
SOliver Dltson & Co, Boston.
a1 U. DRTUO15 *4o.,
1ess (Ihesgant EL.. Wila.
.f~ O LN.Gry&o-37IrrsAvo., Be'st'on, Mass.
Those answerIng an advertli atent 'liU
confer a favor upon the adveortIgs. alfJ he
a ihrby statJng tat they sAw~ hC ivr
Islement in tsjo a(a Ingt9e ar )
furifies the Blood, Renovates and
Invigoratos the whole System
ITS MEDIt;UAL PROPERTIES ARM *
Alterative, Toniq, Solvent
Vegetlne is madte exclusively from the Juices
of carefuily-selocted barks, roots and he bs, and
so strongly concentrated that it will effectually
eradicate rom the system every tunt of Sero.
fula, Sofulo*s launsor,Titors, Ca .
cer. Cancerous luaaaor, E~rysipelas;.
Malt iltlem,su Sypilitic Diseases, can.
ker, 'aintness at the Stomanchs, and all
diseases that arise from impure blood. Net.
Mica, ","aam"aalory and Chronic R ae
nniles Neaara lgiaa, Glout and Upiaa
Consalutais, can only be efectually uured
through the blood.
For liceprs and Eruptive Diseases of the
Skin, V'unstas Yl p1e, Blotches,
Ilols, Tetter &caldl.eat and lting-'
wornm, VEWETINJE has never failed to effect a
For Pains in the Back, Kidney Complaints,
Dropsy. Fernale weakness, Leucorrheoa, arising
from internal ulceration and uterine diseases
and General DebilIty, VEUETINE acts directly
upon the causes of these complaints. It Invigo.
rates and strengthens the whole system, t1ete
upon thes :oret"ive organs, allays in tla,matlon.
cures ulceration and. regulates the bowels.
For Catarrh, Dyspepsia, Habitual Costiveness,
Palpitation of the epa IIeadache, Ples, Nerv
ousness and General 'rostiratlon of the Nervous
System, no medicine has ever given -such per.
feet satiseaction as the VEGET E. It pur iies
the blood, cleanses all of the organs, and. pos.
sesses a couttolling power over the nervous
The remarkable cures effected by VEGETINE
have induced many physicians and apothecarles
whom we know, to prescribe and use It In their
In fact, VEGETINE ta the best remedy et
discovered for the above diseases, and Is the
only reliable BiLOUtD PURilFIL~R yet placed be.
fore the liublic.
H. R. STEVENS, Boston, Mass.
Vegetine is Sold by all Druggists,
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AND TAKE NO OTHER.
PENN'A SALT MANUFG CO., PHILAD'A
~ IF YOU WOULD BE PROPERL'
corsodt suited with spectacles, apply 4
. WE ,. tea
- ~ Philadelpnia, a.
EEOpera Olasses, Thermometers, Eye Glasss
fipectacles, liarometers, a, greatly Reduced Prpces
R. 8i J. BECOK,
fonfcr Illgetrte Ostalogn of Jh apages, anN
meton this paper.
Johnson's. Anodyne Liniment will post
tivel prevent thlk terrIble disease, and wIll
thtwill save many lIva sen freeb ai
D o delayamoment Prevention is better
g. 5.sOHnssON * co., flag.w, .
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