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Lucky escape of Duenste.
Many duelists have owed their lives
to the brass buttons so much worn by
our grandfathers, and it was to this
that Captain Outhbert of the Guards
owed his lucky escape when he fought
a duel with Lord Lonsdale in 1992.
The captain, it eems,was on duty ntear
to Mount street, in Lonuaon,n order to
prevent any increasing disturbance in
that quarter, and one of his orders
was to allow no carriage to pass that
way. Lord Lonsdatle, who came in his
carriage to Mou.at street, was conse
quently stopped, and finding he would
not be allowed to pass, his temper was
somewhat ruled. Addressing himself,
therefore, to Captain Cuthbert, he sal
to that otlicer: "You rascal, do you not
know that I am a peer of the realm?"
Tne captain promptly replied: "I don't
know whet-her you are a peer of the
realm or not; but I know you are a
scoundrel to apply such a term to an
oflcer on duty, and I will make you
answer for it." A meeting of course
took place as soon as the captain got off
duty and the preliminaries could be ar
ranged, but atter the discharge of a
brace of pistols on each side, it ter
minated without injury to either party.
Lord Lonsdale's last shot, however,
would probably have been fatal, it the
ball had not luckily struck a button 01
Captain Cuthbert's coat, which repel
led It. The seconds then interfer d,
and matters were amicably adjusted.
An even more wonderful affair hap
pened in 1787, when a French ofilcer
having said in an ungarded momient
that "the English army had more
phlegm than spirit," he was soon after
ward challenged by an English oflilcer,
Captain --, of the Eleyenth Regi
ment of Foot, for havIng made use of
these words. As the Chevalier La
B- refused either to apologize for
or to withdraw the expresion, a duel
took place, and the offence was consid
ered by the Briton to be of so deadly a
kind, or rathei one which nothing but
the death of the utterer could extenuate
that he insisted upon fighting at five
paces. If the two arms and two pistols
are taken into account, this short dis
tance was, of course, much reduced;
so that apparently neither had a chance
of escaping. Seemingly they had tossed
or done something else, for "first lire,"
which the Euglishman wonj and Cap
tain i--'s ball "took place." as might
be expected on the Chevaller's breast;
but by a marvel of luck It was stoppea
by a metal btton. The Chevalier,
who was touched by so providential an
e scape, maganimouly tired in the
air, and did not stop at that, but made
a full apology by stating the English
have buth sptrit and phlegm.
We read, elbewhere, of another duel
lot picking up on his way to the place
of meeting a horse-shoe, which for
"luck" lie placed inside of his coat,
over h.s heart; and the bullet happen
ing to strike tht ra, the horseshoe saveu
his Ilie. General Bonnet, in his duel
with General Oruani, in 'aris, in 1814,
OWed lisa lile :o having at hundred franc
piet-i in lis waistco~at l'ocket; a tale
ichle calls to mind the story of the
Jester Perpilgnan, who on hearing thab
one oft the parties owed his life to ai
IIye-rnc piece w hichs hialpe.ed to bu
. ini lia pocket, replied seriously, "Aih I
but I should have been kilied.'
''Why ?" was the natural in~quzy.
"Because, my dear fello w,'' lhe repheda,
".t never have a ive trance piece tv
spend, much less to put Into my
Afier soven Centurtes.
An event of some importance eccur
ed in connection with the Temple ei
Juggernaut. Throughout the whole oi
the emi~lre there Is nc, shrine so sacred
as Pooree, and no spot where a devout
Jlindoo would rathier die than beneath
this great fane. The temnpie, which
cost half a million sterling of the
money of our times, 18 literally black
wIth age. The storms of nearly seven
centuries, which aie often so yiolent
In the Bay of Bengal, have produced
little impressionx upon It, and until a
short time ago it seemed as likely to re
main so many centuries nmore. Many
of the large tensples in the provinces are
now in ruins, but they have not fallen
through the wear and tear of time, A
silent but effecttual power has been the
cat'se o1 this debtruction. Thbe seeds of
the peepul and banyam trees got into
the foundations. These have taiken
root; the sapling has forced its way
through the lissures of the stones; and
-In process of y ears the whole fabric has
been loosened and eventually brought
down, and it seenas probably that the
temple of Juggernaut will share the
same late, At the late festivals, as soon
as Ihie idols had been taken from their
thrones for their annual excursion.
several large stones fromi the inner
root fell on the platform. [Had they
fallen a l ew minutes earlier the idols
would have been shattered to atoms,
and in all probabilityv there would have
been a great loss of life. TIhe resident
magistraite ap~plied to the Governor for
an engineer to inspect the damage.
Thits was found to be a very diliikit
task, as the temple Is so dark. Thete
are nio apertures for the light; five or
six lights are kept burning in the ctay
time, andi even with these, nomiing Is
vIsible but, the idols. It is but very
rarely that temples are repaire(', and
the soundl of the chisel and hammer on
the top of tis great temple wili do
more to weaken tihe faith of the Uindoo
in Juggernaut, than any thing that has
occurred in the present generationi.
'l here will be no lack of money for any
estimate, as the priests are very
wealthy, anc1 the annual income of the
ti miple is said to amount to ?U8,000.
The question which is agitating all
priests Is ; what is to be done with the
idols a bile the repairsare being made?
kte (tflcers of the temple are most anx
ioud to have the Idols resteed to their
thrones. They propose that an inner
ceiling of wood shalh be made to pro
te-t the Ik oi and the worshippers;
but their % ould be so much danger
should there be another fall of stones,
that the rajah will not. cnsent
Tax z Honst's BnEAsT.-Supposlng $he
team to be in the very best possible
pight for a heavy season's work, If a
badly fitted collar be put Into use, the
favorable condition referred to will
count for no considerable sum as a fao.
tor In the spring's work. When it is
considered that every pound of earth
moved by the plow is disturbed by the
narrow or seed drill, and every rod
traversed by the reaper or wagon,
comes by power obtained by direct
pressure upon the horse's breast, the
importance of looking to the surface
which performs so important a part,
first, last, and all the time, should be
apparent. It is the heavy and constant
pressure upon the breast in plowing
that endangers the breast or the horse.
There Is no let up of the pressure, as
in propeiJing the wagon for in the
latter case, when the load goes down
an incline the collar leaves the breast,
giving a little respite from the pres
sure, allowing the skin and hair to
part with its moisture, and the should
ers to take a rest. But in plowing
there is no such chance of relief. The
pressure of a collar is a grinding, heat
and sweet producing process, and if
its surface is not absolutely smooth,
and the texture the most even
and pliable that it is possible to
secure, the surface will soon show the
effects,and your Ill fitted horse is quite
unfit for work. At the time of sned
ding the spring coat the horse is much
more liable to collar gall than at any
other time, because the skin is made
sensitive by shedding the hair. Many
farmers practice careful washing of
the breast, morning and evening, in
cold salt water. 1U is believed that
this-using a common phrase-hardens
Lhe skin. There can hardly be any
doubt of the benefluial influence. By
keeping the breast bathed in the man
ner named, and the surface of the col
lar smooth and clean, the breast can
generally be kept clear of harm. Yet
as stated, plowing Is the trying work,
and during tie season for this, unusual
vigilance will be In order. It Is only
now and then that you find a collar
maker who In ever respect makes a
first class collar. Hunt this man out and
buy of him.
DICFECTIVE COTTON SCiD.-There was
a wide-spread complaint last spring of
bad stands on account of damaged cot
ton seed. The trouble grows out of
carelessness in handling the seed after
ginning. The custom ofseedlug cotton
before ginning has gone almost into
disuse, and the restilt Is that the seed
are green and frequently damp when
they fall from the gin. Allowed to lie
in a heap, as is generally the case,they
are heated and damaged. This may be
olviated either by tuoroughly dtrying
the cotton before ginning, or by mov
ing and stirring the seed after they are
ginned. This precaution shioild always
uo taken with those seed which are in
tendeu for planting. As a rule, the
first plcaiigs shouild not be taken for
plnting uliees they are selectud. Dis.
eased and injured bolls are the first to
ispen. By taking pains, however, to
uake selections of fully matured bolls,
Lshe seed may be much improved if the
first opened bolls are picked by Elen
selves. The early maturing qualities
of the seed arn thus. Increased--an i
portant consideration in protecting It
troin the worm,
A Faw SUGGOl'IONs TO llolsITnAIN
ICns.-Never try to beat a colt into do
ing a thing, for if. nervous he may turn
out a vicious horse, anti if stupid he
mnay become stubborn. Remember
that by patIence and gentleniess lhe can
oc got to do any13 tihing that wvilI not hurt
hun. WV hen the horsc shows sings of
.shyilng at an ot-Ject (do not beat hIm,
but k-ad him upi t~O it., allowinig hi m to
staind and look as hie comies closer, and
ater lie examines it a few .times he
wvill not leur anything of the kind
again. In piasug by hedges with a
colt throw ini stones and stop) hlim unil
lie takes no notice of the noise. Before
puttIng on any article of harness let
3 our colt sniell It, and then rub it
against, is hwad, neck and body. Al
ways art a horse With the voice,never
WVIi thle cuitof the whip. In starting
turn a little to one side; it stopping
when going upi hill do the same.
1-r hAS been decided by those who
ought to kunow about such thinga,thuat.
300. pounads oi Peruvian1 guiano is suflici-.
mit ior an ieare of corn land. Thle manure
of 50. fowls ini one year~ mixed with
iour timles its bulk oi swanmp Inuck or
dry earth even, Is every wht as valua
ble as three hundred weight of the best
Peruvian gtuanio. Ini tile lEastern btates
where every partieleof'maniureila need
ed cit tile landlt, tile miannre Irem alfty
leisi ill two years would pay for a
nilce henl-house large onought to accom
modate a llock of that size.
PAnlsNIPs, carrots, Swedish turnips,
amnd especially mangei-w urzei, will all
fatten pigs. Tihe roots ought not to be
given in a raw state,but always cooked
anid mlixedi with beans, peats, Indian
corn, oats and( barley, all of which
miust, be ground into meal. When pigs
are fed on auch cooked food as we have
stated the pork acquires a peculiarly
rich flavor, and is amucht esteemed, es
pecially tor family use.
THEi first requisite of good and sue
cessi ul farmuing,Is to prepare tile grounid
well. 1'low deep and pulverize thlo
roughly. To nierely skim over the
land with a sorry plew, and depend on
the season to do the rest for the crop,
is unwise, tihe result of igiiorance or
laziness. -both~ a crime Iln these en
lighted days of cIvIlIzation. Those who
take goodt care to prepare the ground
well Ior the reception of seedis, are
the men who hartiy ever fail to mlake
money by farming.
'iihoiFirat, buw allu1s.
The old practlce In making boards
.was to split up the logs with wedges,
and inconvenienit as the practice was,
it was no easy matter to persuade the
world that the thing could be done in
any better way. Sawv mills were first
used in Europe in tile fifteenth cen
tury ; but so lately as 155, all English
emibassador, having seen a saw miii in
Franice, thought it a novely which do.
served a particular description. It is
amusing to note how the aversion to
labor-saving machiineiy has always
agitated Emngland. 'Abe first saw mill
was established by a Dutchman,in 1603,
but the public outcry against the newv
rangled machine was so violent, .that
the proprietor was forced to decamp
with more expedition that ever did
Dutchmaan before. TIhe evil was thus
kept out of England for several years,
or rather generations; but in 1768 an
unlucky timber merchant, hoping that
after s e long a time the public would
be less watchful of its own interests,
made a rash attempt to construct an
other miii. The guardians of the put
he a elfuale,hboi sver, w'ereon thealer
and a consceiaons mob at once col.
lected, and mulhtd the mill to pieces.
"Timms has changed since I was 'a
a,"1 excalimed Mrs. Goodington, re
ectively, laying down the peper in
which she had read of the large amount
of gold used annually in teeth-filling,
and pushing her ancient spentacles up
onto her corrugated and eqially an
cient torehead. "Yes; times has
changed since I was a gal. You never
heard such a fuss about teeth in them
dayt. That was afore people took to
feeding on calomels and bourbons and
such trash. They didn't have the
toothache much, but when a tooth did
become defrayed they had it distracted
at oncehnd without taking chloroform
or any of your new tangled eathetics
ether. And as for sticking gold into
their mouths, why, bless you! they had
all they could do to get bread enough
to put there to keep soul and body to.
gother." And the old lady's face as
sumed an unwonted sternness as she
reflected on the degeneracy of modern
"On, mammal'" said a little girl,
running into the house, "while we
girls were skipping out on the pave.
ment a real nice man came up and gave
us some candy and told is to keep right
on as hard as ever we could, and he
said that If any of us would skip seven
hundred and Mlty times he would give
her parents a nice, pretty rosewood
box, all lined with white satin, with
a glass cover and silver handles with
the little girl's name on a silver plate.
So I'm going to try and get it for you
mamma; and lie said when any little
girl had skipped seven hundred and
fifty times for her papa to call round
to his ofileand let him know. Good
bye, mamma." "Mercy on me, child,
come back." The undertaker has gone
to the country I
A nov in a neighboring city was hit
on the head with a stone, and he died
in a few minutes. The physican who
postmortemed the body found blood
alotted at the base of the brain, caused
by the rupture of a small blood vessel;
but the Coroner's jury said "the cause
of his death was an over-distended
stomach." Nothing will cause a boy's
stomach to distend quicker than to hit
him on the head witti a stone,--al
though some physicians may not be
aware of the fact.
"WELL, I've sold my dog," said he
ra le leaned against the door-jamb.
"Have you though? How much did
you get?" inquired a bystander.
"Seventy-five dollars." "Well, some
body got bit on that trade," remarked
bystander No. 2. "Oh, no, I threw in
a croquet set, an old campaign flag,
my last year's fishing tackle, an army
overcoat, and-let me see. Oh, yes, I
let quite a good second-hand buggy go
with it. Oh, Ohat's a mighty good dog.
Ele's wortl all I got for him.'
WitiN an ancient maiden lady,in the
rront pew, vocalizes as follows:
"0 for a man
O for a man
O for a mansion in the skies," It
[s awfully suggestive, and it causes all
'he slumbering old bachelors in the
3ack pews to awake with a sudden
tart, and stare suspiclously aromed, as
;1hough they seented danger. Some of
hie songs of Zion are yearning to be
AT a late military di.mner one of the
visitors proposed this toast: "Alay
he man who has lost one eye in the
aervice of his countrv never see dis
.ress with the Olier I" But the person
whose duty It was to rend the toast,by
mlttmng tile word "distress," com
pletely changed the sentijnent, and
saused much merriment by the blun
''ADoLPnmUs, my dlear,'' said she,
"It's necarly a year since you first be
gan to call." "Yes, [ believe so,"
iervously. "And we've talked about
books and music every night."
"Y-y-e-s, I think so," more nervous
h in bef ore. "W~ell [, 1-Don't you
hIinak a change would be agreeable ?"
l'here was "a chanuge" in a few wveeks'
~imo. The pastor made it.
" A NY letter for me?" asked a young
lady ot the female postmaster ini a
country townt. "No," was the reply,
"Strange," said the young lady aloud
to herself as she turned away. "Noth
ing strange about it," cried the f. p.
through thae dlellvery windowv; "you
ain't answered the last letter he writ
THmEnE's a gil in Kansas only nine
teena years old who cana knock a squair
rel out of the tallest tree with her rifle
ride a kilyking mustanig, haelp "round
n p" a herd of cattle, anid ride down a
Jack rabbit, and yet, the local paper
states in a tone of surprise and a little
anxiety, "alhe is not married."
A YOUNG man wvith an umbrella
overtook an uanprotected lady acqu aint
anace in a rainstorm, and extending his
umbrella ever her, requested the pleas..
ure of acting as haer rainb~ow. 'Oh I"
exclaimed the young lady, taking his
arm, "you wish tue to be your rain
dlear." Two souls with but a single
umbrella, two forms that stepped as
AT breakfaqt a remarkably light
omelette sou Ille is served, at a moment
when every one is engage I in a deeply
initerestinag conversation. The omelette
is neglected, andh begins to settle down
fromn its appetizlng airiness, to the en
ormaous dhisguast of the little daughter
of the house, who exclaims: "0 ma,do
hurry I The onmelette is eating itselt I"
"DON'T prevaricate, sir I" thunadered
a lirlih Columbian judge to a witness
from the mines, "don't prevarioate,
air." "Can't help it, judge," answered
the miner. "Ever since I got a kick
in thae maoith Irom a mule, that knock
ed my~ teeth out, I prevaricate a good
"WHAT is the chief use of bread?
asked an examiner at a recent school
exhibition. "The chief use of bread,"
answered thes urchin, apparently suar
prised at the simplicity of the inquiry,
"is to spread butter and jam on it.
JUDGE to an unprepossessing tramp:
"W~hat are your means of living?"
"1 anm an inventor," "Ah, indeed.
And what have you invented?"
"Nothlug as yet ; but I am on the
Two female friends meet after a long
as paration anid exchange confidenaces:
"Yes, my dear; I have been a widow
for six months." "And I for nearly
five years." "Tihe same lucky woman
you always weore."
IT looks real easy and homelike to
see the baby at the table invariably cut
its broad with a spoon while it picks
up molasses wath its fingers.
"DANIEL, S3M'sON, of Boston, is 98
years oid, and has played thei snare
drum 70 years." And yet we. are told
that the age cf miracles is pas t.
"D)o you love this girl better than
you do hier sistei ?" was whuat a Kansas
clergymain asked the man who stood
belome hinm to be nwa. aama
Oxz source of discouragement to a
young housqkeeper is' the fact that,
after she has done the best she knows
how, her housekeeping reminds her of
the action of a scale, when thA front
bteps, parlor and sitting-room are up,
the back steps, kitchen and pantry are
down. It may be a comtort to' her to
know that in the best regulated fami
lies where one woman does 'all the
work, this sometimes occurs but ex
perience helps to remedy the n atter
somewhat. Beginning after breakfast
let the the table all be cleared, the food
all put away, and the dishes placed in
an orderly way en the kitchen table.
The tank should be filled with the wa.
ter hot, while she goes to the front part
of the house and does the necessary
part of the work there, not neglecting
anything which in the event of a vlsi
tor will cause her annoyance. Get all
the work as even as possible narrowed
down to the kitchen. This plan should
be pursued regularly; the day on
which It is departed from will be one
of defeat and humiliation. She is cer
tain to have one or two neighbors who
have plenty of help and who enjoy
running in to chat with her in the
morning. If it cannot be avoided she
can wash the breaktast dishes and at
tend to the lamps while cooking toe
dinner. It must not be understood
that by pushing all the work back into
the kitchen, that this room is to be
neglected. Above all things keep the
kitchen clean-in a great weasure the
health of the family depends upon
this. A pleasant kitchen, convenient
and inviting, is an inspiration to tho
rough work; better meals will be pre
pared there, and all that it costs to
make this worship what it should be will
be amply paid for by the Increased
comfort af'orded to the faithful house
wife, and through her to each member
of the family.
TnE VALUE OF GOOD CooEHRY.--We
do not need our medical advisers to in
sist upon the importance of good cook
ery, and to point out to us, as Sir
Henry Thompson does, that the rela
tion, not only between food and a
healthy population, but "between food
and virtue, between the process of di
gestion and the state of mind which re
sults from It," should occupy no sub
ordinate place in the practical arrange
ments of life. It would be, perhaps,
going too far to aflh'm that good cook
ery would be an absolute safeguard
against orime, and that the coster
monger would never begin "jumpinr
on his mother" had he just partaken
of filets de poilc aux trUffes, Sauce
supremle, with a glass or two of Pomard,
but there can be no doubt of the civiliz
lng effects of well-cooked food. There
Is no occasion to gormandize-to imi
tate the man, who after stuffing him
self with haggis continued to ey. the
collapsed bag with grateful affection,
told the waiter to behave kindly to it
when removed, and followed It out of
the room with a silent benediction;
nor that other hero, mentioned by
Byron, who, having heard that The
birds called kitticwakes were good
whets, ate six of them and complained
that he was "no hungrier than when
be began." But a prudent man will.if
it be possible, take heed as to what he
ats, and the proper preparation of his
rood; and though the dinner-bell be
biartly "ihe toctin of the soul" tohim,
he will hear it with pleasurable antici
pations, and not be doomed to disap
No tuoro H ard Tines.
.if you will stop spenditing so much
on fine clothes, rich food and style,
buy good, healthy food, cheaper and
better clothing: get more real and sub
stantial things or lire every way, and
espeelaily suop the foolish habit of emi
ploylng exp~ensive, quack doctors or
using so much of the vile humbug
medicine that does you only harm, but
put your trust in that simple, pure
remedy, Hop1 Bitters ; that cures alwaiys
at a trifling cost, and you will see good
times and have good health.-Ch~onicle.
CHExsE Fnmvrzns. - Take three
ounces or three tablespoonfuls of ilour,
one ounce of butter, one gill of tepid
water (two parts of cold and one of
boiling), a little pepper and salt, one
egg, three tablespoonfuls of grated
cheese. For this the old hard cheese
may be used. First place in the bowl
the flour, then the pepper and salt;
melt the butter and pour it upon the
flour. Next add the water, drop in the
yolk of an egg, and then stir in the
cheese. Beat the white of the egg to a
stiff froth, and when light, mix with
the other ingredients. Pur, in by
spoonfuls into hot lard or clarified rat.
and cook for three minutea. When
they rise toss them over, so as to brown
both sides. When done, take out and
place first on a sheet- of white paper,
then pile on a hot napkin.
To SPzcE A RoUND OR CORNID BEEF.
-Take a strong twine string and tie it
tightly round to keep it In shape; then
stick it well on both sides with etoves,
squeezing them in as far as possible;
rub it also well with three tablespoon
fuls of pounded saltpeter, and then
with plenty of ine salt. Lay it in a
large wooden tray, or round vessel that
is tight, and every other (day turn it
and rub well irato the brine which
makes from it. In ten days, if properly
attended to, it' will be fit for use.
BEEF~ SoUP.-This is for invalids.
'rake one and a half pounds of lean
beef, one ounce of rice or barley, pep
per ann salt, and one and a half pints
of cold water; divide the meat into
smapl pieces; put this in a stone jar in
a vessel with hot water and let it re
main In the oven for four hours. By
uncovering the end of the cooking,you
can, of course, very much increase the
strength or the soup.
BnowvN oR Drsrb PI'8A BREA D.-Trake
six quarts of wheat meal, rathier coars --
ly grouind, one teacup god yeast, hail
teacup of molasses, mix with a pint of
.nlk warm water and a teaspoonful
saleratus. Make a hole in the meal and
stir the mixture in the middle till like
me batter; then proceed as with fine
flour bread; make a dough; whi n
light make into four loaves, which wvill
each weigh four pounds when baked;
bake an hour and a half; a botter oven
is required than for fine flour.
To AcQUIRE A RimollT AND SMoOTH
SK IN.-T1ake tepid baths and( use a harsh
towel ; plenty of air and exercise. Oat
meal rubbed into the skin, after it has
been washed with soap and water,will
give smoothness a nd brilliancy to the
BONE a mackerel, cut each filult in
two, dry them and salt and chopped
paraley ; fry the m In butter or lard.
For the sauce, boil the bones, strain
and thicken the broth, add the Juice of
a lemon to taste, serve under the filliets.
Qu1rnishi withI gherkins.
The seasOni's entertainments have
been totably free from annoyance by
coughing, Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
doss this. Peto 2a cents a bhtte.a
HRADACan is so Comtaon that some
member.of nearly every family Is af
fected with it. The cause In most cases
Is a torpid action of the Liver, brought
on by debilitating influerpees and im
gurItles of the stomach. The habitual
Blok Re'dache peculiar to some persons
is per anently cured by taking Sim
mons' Liver.iegtulator.; ordinary Head..
ache, which is only a symptom of de
ranged Stomach and Xiver is readily
Oured by a few doses. And let all who
suffer from Headaches remember that
they can be prevented by taking a large
dose of the Regulator so soon as their
symptoms indicate the coming of an
"1 used a bottle of Simmons' Liver
Regulator when troubled seriously
with Headache caused by Constipation.
It produced a favorable result without
hindering my regular pursuits in busi
ness. "W. IV. WIruMn, -
Des Moines, Iowa."
Aaotine.-The Annales Industriolles
notes a new diseovery by M. hedde
hault, which consists in the separation
of wool from cotton in rags and waste
produets in which these two textiles
are mixed, by treating them with steam
at 150 deg. 0. under a pressure or live
atmospheres. Under the Influence of
this temperature the wool is decompo
sed, fuses, and flows off into a lower re
ceptaole, while the cotton, flax, and in
Sact all vegetable fiber, are unattacked.
It is then only necessary to pound and
wash the latter to obtain products con
taining no longer any traces of wool,
and which are admirably adapted for
bleaoling and manufacturing into pa
per. The solution of wool, evaporated
to dryness, has beei named by the in
ventor azotine. Owing to the increase
in value of mixed cotton and woolen
rags thus treated, especially for paper
making, the cost of the operation Is vir
tually covered, and the new product
azotine-costs really nothing. This
material, which is completely soluble
in -water, and which conavins all its
nitrogen In a soluble form is to be
used, mixed with dried blood, as a fer
tilizer. The invention Is said to be an
important one, both for the paper mak
ing Industry and for agriculture.
Gulty of Wrong.
Some people have a fashion of con
fusing excellent remedie4 with the
large mass of "patent medicines," and
in this they are guilty of a wrong.
There are some advertised remedies
fully worth all that s asked for them,
and one at least we know of-Hop
Bitters. The writter has had occasion
to use the Bitters in just such a climate
as we have most of the year in Bay
City, and has always found them to be
first-class and reliable, doing all that
is claimed for them.-Tribune.
Apparatus for Propelling Veesels.-A
propelling appaiatus is described in
the foreign journals, the peculiar fea
ture of which is that the pressure ot
the steam acts directly upon ihe sur
face of the water without the interven
tLion of pistons or immedliat e inauliInery.
Frictions, complications, ex)ense of
repairs, and liability to breaking, are
in a great measure. if not entirely avoid
ed, and it is said that the method of ap
plying the power has proved highly
economileal andt satlsfactoiy. The boil
ers and their appurtennuces are of the
usual description. The stemni is ad
mitted to the upper part of t.he cy1l,
d rs throt'gh the valv, a, wi i1 are co. '.
trolied by fli0 t. The sti-ai force.. tlhe
Water out through the doeharge noz
zles wit i coade al e veocity, and the
reactive force ear:lies trhe bout forwardl.
The steam is cut off at the early part of
the stroke, and the expansive force
completes the work. When the water
in the cylinders reaches the presersbet
level, the exhaust vave communki ating
wih the condetiser Is opeziud, and as
the va'cuuma is formed wvaer eaters the
cylinders through the supply valves,
and the operation is repeated.
With all the competition in soap,
Dobbins' Electric do: p, (made by
Cragin & Co., Philadelphia Pa.,) Is
first io popularity, because at Is p)ure,
uniform and honest. Have your gro
cer get It and then try it at onceo.
At the request of the CentennIal Comn
mission, a committee wvas appointed in
1876 by the Phila~delphia Academy of~
Selence to investigate and report upon
the subject of the insects and plants
that might be introduced to our aoll
through the medium of foreign exhib
its. The committee new announce
that but thirteen species of plants have
been found in the exhibition grounds,
and these only In Isolated specimen8
showing no disposition to spread.
Some of the species are from the west
ern part of our country, some from.
Europe, while a few of them are from
"She'll throw awaiy her switches,
False curls and borrowed sheen.
And shake upon her shotulders plump,
The wealth of CAIInOLLNE.
Sonmethat In these words an English
scientific journal introduces the foliow
ing suggestion : Thi ey propose to ligh t
the whole of London by means of a
great central light-house. buppose a
circular tower, say 1,000 feet or more,
with galleries at Intervals of one hun
dIred feet, each gallery provided with
a series of electric.Jampus, with reflec
tOrs arranged at suitable angles. 'yhe
light could thus be dirc edl and dififias' d
over the entire metropolis, rendering
gas-light unnecessary except in the
suburbs. This is the suggestion. Who
will carry it into effecot?
Vi G.Tz.S .-'iThe great success of the
Vege'inec as a cleanser and p~uriller oi
the blood is shown beyond a doubt by
the great numbers who have taken 11
and received immediate relief, with
such remarkable cures.
The "ph otophone" Is a novel inrstru
ment by which rays of lighlt are made
to produce sound. Tihe honor of the
die overy of the application Involved,
is claimed by Prof. A. Grahiam Bell,
'the inventor of' the telephone, lie has
succeeded in so controling light yibr :-.
tions as to be able to transmit speech
by rays of llaht, withon*, tlheoaid of con
ducting wires. In this way articulate
sounds have t~een m epioduceed at a dh
tance of abot seven hundred feet.
That the American peoplie are alive to
the advantages to ac, rue f rom solenti
tie research, is amply shown by the
i'iterest manifested in the Boston mee
ting of the American Assec.ation for
the Advancement of Scu fnce, held rc
centay. Thmis was prot-ably the largest
gathering of savant.eyer witnessed in
"Now Welt aid Mtrong."
Dr. Rt, V. Pierce, Buuiato, N. Y. t
Dear Sir--I wish to state that my
daughter, age 18, 1%as pronoutnced I .
curable anti was fast failing, as the
doctors thought, with Consiumption*, I
obtained a half dozent bottles of your
Discovery for her and she et nmmenced
improving at once, and Is now well
and strong. She took the Ihscovery
last tall. Very truly yours,
Ray, ISAAC N. AausIJTrN,
EvN a deacon won't say grace when
he steps Into a railway, eating-house.
JKt )cuowb that It would be asking too
vnuch to reauest that he be tmne thank
ful for an) ipg h4 will get there.
SOetior den7 Dleagree
as to the best *eethods and remedies. for the
cure ef oonAtipation and dirordered liver and
kidneys. But those that have used Ei iney
Wort agree that it in by far the best m-dioine
known. Its action iW prompt, thorough an4
More to me than Gold,
WALFOL, Mass., March T, 1M.
MR. H. R. FYuvzNs:
I wish towotorm you what vegettne bas do,$
for te. I i &o bee troubled wi u irysipelas
Humor for mote ihan s0 yeari in my limbs ind
ot her pArts of my body, anid have been a great
SufTrer. I dommenced taking Vegotine one
year U9o last Augus'. and can truly ay it has
done more for mo than any other medicine. I
Seem to I~e pertuotly frte to rn ttits hmnor and
can recommend I i every o . Would not be
without this inedtcine-Otis more to me than
ld-a nd I feel it will prove a blessing to others
Yours, most respeotfuitv
M iti. IJAyID CULARK.
J. BENTLEY, A. D., says:
It bus done snore onod i hta ali neds.
Mr. H. It. sToK o.NS o Feb. ka188
SIr--I have ci 1 uri g the past year a con.
siderable quantity of your Vi getine. and I ba
lievi., In all cases it, has given S .tisfacl.iois. 11
one cse, a delicate youtg lady of about I
y are was much benefited by its use. Her pa
rents Infotmed me that it a.. 1tune her more
good than all thot yedlea treatment to which
i1he had previously been aujctd
J BENTLEY, M. D.
Loudly in its- Praise,
B. IR. Sn s T oRNTO, Oat., March 8, 1of.
Dear air-Considering the short time that
Vegotin has been before the public here, it
sellswerlasaolool putiIler, and for troubl a
arising from a sluggish or torpid flyer. it is a
12rt-class medicine. Our customers speaik
loudw in Its praise. WRIGHT & CO.
Cor. Queen and Elizabeth'streets.
13. B. STEVENS, Boston, IMass.
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