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Testing the Biue-Uaght cure.
A few evenings since, an old gen
tleman was reading an article upon
the wonderful cures affected by the
appliance of blue light to the affected
part's and glancing out of the window,
saw his little sonnie engaged in the
attempt to improve the appearance of
a scalded head which belonged to an
old tom cat of long family connection.
The boy was sending a steady stream
of light through a blue glass, on the
old cat's bald head, and imagined he
could already.see a ifeld of fur rising.
The old gentleman, In order to on
courage his son In an experimental
way, mov#.d his chair out into the yard
where the process between boy and
oat was being carried on, and after a
few words of Instruction to the boy,
his bald cranium was being bathed in
a lood of blue light.
The boy soon tired of holding the
blue glass over his father's head and
to relieve the monotony of the affair,
produced from his pooket, unawares to
the old gentleman, the sun-glass with
which his grandfather used to light
his pipe, and drew a focus where the
baldness was most conspicuous.
Things then took a rather serious
turn for the old gentleman's scalp, but
he bore it like a man.
'Just keep quiet, father,1' said the
boy, as lils father's head began to
twitch. "Don't be so restles. They're
now poppin out thick as a fraud.
"Father" stood it as best as lie could
only murmuring that "there's virtue
in any light that pulls hair by the
roots that way,'' while all the time his
scalp was frying and smoking under
the hot rays of the sun-glass.
The boy continued tattooing his fa
ther's head until the atmosphere for
half a mile around smelt like a big
barbecue, and the old man got a scent
of the game. Then lie Just reache(I
around and gathered his hopeful in
his arms, and went into the woods.
Three days elapsed, and the doctor
tells us if the weather keeps favorable
and nothing serous sets ijn. the boy will
soon come around ; at. d as for the old
gentleman's head, It's pretty well
brolled, but some hopes of his recovery
London "a'iIry Miue."
It Is a "fact not generally known"
that theae is in London a "fiery mine"
of so very excitable a disposition tt
no artificial light of any description
has ever yet been allowed to be bron-hi
even Into its neighborhoo:1. Its pro
duct, however, 1s not coal, but rum.
The rum-shed, as It Is called, of the
West Indla dock, covers a space of two
hundred thousand square feet, with
vaults of corresponding size, all cram
med with huge casks of spirit, from
every pore of which--and the most
carefully-closed havo pores In plenty
-the flery vapor IN forever streaming
out 'nto the air, only begging for the
smallest chance of converting the
wholo area of the docks,with their two
hundred and fifty odd ships, and two
,I. - or thro hundred thiousaid tons or se
of cargo, and their mnore or 1ess incal
culable stores of' timbor and tea, silk
and sugar', cigars and1( cereals,coals an~d
cotton, wine,wooi,whaisky, whale- tIns,
and what not.lnto the most magniicent
ifant niighitmiarc. Into these fiery
.regions not even a bull's-eye lantern
is or ever has been allowed to pene
trate. Even the wharf along the side
where the great puncheons are landed
is forbidden to the approach of vessels,
every cask being transforred fromn ship1
to shore in the company's own lighters.
I' Each cask in that vast range of dim
11 sdark vaults is marked and numbered,
and on the right reading of these imarks
and numbers depends the eflicut ex
ecution of every one of' the numeroue
operations to which every individual
cask has been subjected before its ccii.
tents can go forth for the mixing of
- the world's grog. Ilow aiiy one but
an experiencedl Japanese juge~ier ever
manages to perform thia feat in the
very brightest weather by the simple aip
of a little plate of polished Lini arifuilly
turned and twisted to catch the solitary
ray of highly-dIluted daylight which
here and there fllh.ers down f'roim the
floor above, is a mystery by no means
I' amongst the least wonderful of the
many of which the visitors to this comn
mnercial paradise catch here and there
a tantalizinmg glimpwe.
C'ertain insect pests that amfilet the
orchard may have already laid their
eggs beneath the cleaving bark of tihe
trees. The incipient animal life lodged
in the surface of the tree may be dis
liodgen by different liquid preparations.
A solution of whale-oil soap--one
pound of soap to foui or five gallons of
water-is an old aplhication. Tobacco
water is an application offensive to in
sect life. Carbolic acid, lime and suil
phur, well diluted with water, are re
4 ~ comimended in a combined preparation.
We have little faith in the practice ci
'I scraping trees to the extent followed
by some. We do not believe in cor
recting nature too much. Wo believe
Ii ~ the fragments of 01(1 bark cliniging to
the newer surface of the tree for an in
definite period, exorcise a p~rotective
Influence in warding oflf the. efects of
extreme changes of temperature. One
can hadyfail tonotice thtsmooth
barked trees arc often more liable to
freeze and cast the bark. In situations
exposed to sudden changes of tempera.
Lure, therefore, we would not adlvIse
extensive tres-scraping even in view
of destroying the natural resorts of
egg-laying insects, to say nothing of'
the practice as a matter of taste. One
frequent objeet of washing and scra
ping trees is the remoyal of different
fungoid growths. Such are always
unsightly and are also probably more
or less in)juriouis. However, a point to
be practically oonsidoered is, perfectly
thrifty trees have few or no fungi on
thenm. In both vegetable and animal
life, health is more or less protection
I ~1 against parasites. Any treatment of
the soil that promotes thrift of the or
chard, promotes thme absence of para
uiltie growth upon the bark of the
GAS-TAR vs. POULTRY JACK.
short time alo my poultry house wa'
swarming with lice; it could not
be entered without having the "cloth
ing gray with insects wherever one
touched the nests or rooqts. If a hot
brushed my hand with her wing, doz
ons of lice could be seen running ovel
it. Indeed, so desperate did affairs be
come that even to look at the poultr.y
house produced a sensation of crawl
ing thl'-ge. Swabbing the roosts and
sprinkling the nests with kerosene hai
no perceptible effect. Fumigating w ti
gas-tar and sulphur met with no bettei
success. The youngest broods o
chickens grew weak, moped around
for a time, and finally died. Soine o
the liens also gave evident sligns 01
weakness, antd their combs turned a
sickly color. At this stage of affairs
I appied for a remedy to a friend noted
in poultry-raisIng as well as in other
things (Prof- J. 11. Turner). I learnet
that twenty years before he had paint.
ed the Inside of lils poultry house witi
gas-tar, and, although keeping con
stantly a large numt-er of fowls hat
not been troubled with lice since. J
got a few quarts of gas-tar from the gas
works,at the rate of ten cents a gallon
Tils tar Is about the consistency of non
aint, and was readily applied to th
nside walls of my hen iouse-witli all
old whisk broom-as high up as twe
roosts* extentded; the Inside of th
nests and the roosts were also thorough.
ly coated with tar. This was done oi:
the morning of a clear day, and by
night the house was dry enough foi
the chickens to roost in it. Before thc
tar was applied the old nested muateria
was removed, and the floor, whiclh h
of dirt, was well scraped and sprinkled
with wood ashes. The chlckens hogar
to improve from that thne forth, anm
in less than two weeks not an insee
pest was to be found about the IousC
or chIckens. -
GUANULATHn luirTin.-The superi
ority of granulated butter is now ad
mitted, and as comparatively few bave
a knowledge of the process, the fol
lowing directions, are appended. Ti
mode of gr'tnulating bittr Is to churn
the cream in the usual way till just
belore it Is ready to gather-till the
butter will separate from the butter
tuik and rise to the top like cream,
whieh It will always do beforo gatier
lizg. At this stage the contents of the
elurn are cooled down to flity-six (e
grees or 11 fty-four degrees by introdtic.
ing coild water or brine, and the work
1l11iihed by churnlig slowly. The but
ter will then orm iu nto lue pello:s or it
few large lumips. The butter thus
granulated is leIarated from the butter
miilk iI aiy conveniient way and
washed inl either cold water of brine
till the water will rtin off clear; two
wasinlgs are generally enough. A
tight c iak of th size desirod, and silt
a ble for hold ing butter, is preparod be
forhniud and tilled patrtly full o1 brine
-1s stronilg as it can be Iade t'om1 p1uriei
slt. Into this the butter sl pitt 1as
waIshed without any workiug or salt
ing9. IC'enioughi iOt Imade inl on1e
churniing the butter Must be kept down
under the brine 1ill the cask Ii filled
amd thent headed uip tight. Throug h at
hole In the head any vecaney that may
exist must be filled pericctly with
brine and the hole plugged. it is tilil
ready for transportation or long keep
Ing. When wiaited for use it lajiy be
taken from the cask and prese.ed Inte
any solid fori a desired and the brine
adhering to it ill season it about as
mulias pcople desire it. If waie) fresti
it, m'iy be washied In cold water, when
it, witi -be ats fresh1 and rosy as when it
came out of the churn. The salt for the
brine must be 0o' the purest kind, or
the butter will be bleached by lying
How -ro Tlus-r Cows-Thte difhiculty
of estaublishing thle value o1' each cow
ini the dairy is not as great n isl gene
rally supp)losed. Tile mel~t~hl d tluuall
emplloycd is to weigh each cow 's mi1ll<
up~on a spring seale as soon as it, dra wn,
and bef'ore pouring it into tile gener'al
rcelptaele. A smialt rel'cord(-book, con
tailmng~ the name111 of each COW, and16 col
umnas for date, weight of nul1k, etc.,
renlders It a1 comparatively easy matter,
Tio get a fair average through the yeari
one week's tiil for' each month is s1uil1.
cient. in making tests (for butter it, is
oiliy neCcss:try to slet eauchi cow's mliilli
se'parately and chiurn it by itself,whlcli
will give thle yield of butter for' a cer'
K El'P y'our celluir p'Opelrty an(i we'tl
drlnelild tallow no (decnying mahtter ir
it; prohibit the throwing of slops ll
pudlels at Ithe back door1, and11 alloi
low sink pipeCs to become choked or t<
emit foul air. Muh (of the siekniesu
ini tile country Is caulsedl by suhl bat
A gardlener r'ecommeundq thatt to keel
lhugs oil' melon And1( sqita~sh vines a to
mlato plat~ be set In each lill. savi ni
that wheni lie had followed this litt
his younug plants we're not miolested.
The Earthi's M'agneutsm.-Th'le grea
phys'ileal problem Of terrea'trial mnagne
tisnm has engaged the attentlin (f nitm
erouis physieists lately', and It is wel
known that several ingenionts solutiiion
of it havo been p~ropoiundhd. Pr'ofes
sore Ayrton and Perry, for example
conveve'ed the happy thought that the
earth was charged wIth statie eleetri
city, which belne~ carried round on the
surface by tihe (diuirtnal rotation, actet
like ai circullating curr'ent and nmagne.
tized the ('ore. A severe blow wa
dealt to t his hypothesis, however, ha
tile miathuematical critieism of P'rofest
sor Rowland, whio pointed out that thi
Sitrfacoel charge reqii ed~ w1ias com)pe
tent to senl a spa-k trom the earth ti
moon11. A Itiieory based upon the exis
tenice of eclel IcOu~rents flowing ii
the atmosp~here around the earth wa
protmulgated hlter; and now we hav,'
anothei' suppositionl, which has a bet
ter cimi to serious attention that an'
o1 the rest, because It is supported bl
tiirect experhnent. Startinig f rom thi
idea of M. Eiiun tt, ntui electic curi
ront Is really an oilier current tloinil
in the cir'cuui, anid that eluetrostata
etects are due to) raurefact Ions andi coin
densuations of lie ether', M.*Selbm Loin
strom conisidheredl thaut he mlighlt pro
diice this ether current by miechiaienm
actionl. lie thiereiore imadte a paupe
tuibe having t wo c.ouncentrle w~ails ani
mounted on an axle. A corc of sot
white iron was placed within the tube
andl on rotatiing the latter the cor'e wai
founid to be mai~gnetic, as deonostrati
by two fine astat~e needles. Rever'sin,
the rotation, reversed the lingnet 1
poles ; and~ M. Lemistroni concludes thu
the relative motion o1 the ether in lih
revolving ttube and the stationary cor'
was the cause of the p~olarity, It, fol
lows that If the tube be stationary ani
thle core revolved a similar eff'ect wil
be produced: hence 1t a magnetic lik
like the eai'th be rapily rotateid louni
Ita taxis in aun insulating iniedim lik
the air, it will exhibIt mnagnetistu
Ptursuing this idea Into muathemuatku
M. Lemstromn arives at an expressiol
fer the naagnetic moment of' tile earti
whieh agrees very well -with thi
binmna 01 Uus.
SCRAPE TUi FRET.-E'very careful
housekeeper, with an eye to first causes,
is much interested in the way feet--or
rather feet-coverings-oome, In from
out of doors.. If hoya did 'not have
muddy boots, the cares of the' house
would be much lessened. But the boys
are not the only ones that "bring in
the dirt." Men folk are often very
forgetful of the amount of work they
may make by not attending to the sim
ple matter of cleaning their boots
and slices. Every door step should be
provided with a foot scraper, and a
brush or broom, and every one, young
or old, as lie come in, should take the
time t9 use them before appearing
on the ca'rpet or clean floor. If a regu
lar sraper-one made for the purpose
-is not at hand,one can'makeone from
a bit of hoop-Iron,which-is to be placed
on a step or edge of the porch in aeon
venient place. It Is well to provide a
"mud-mat," which is simply strips an
inch or so square-fence pickets will
answer-screwed to three or four cross
pieces, an Inch apart; or a more ela
borate one can be made by stringing
the slats upon fence wires. One with
muddy boots is very apt to stitp and
rub thein on the steps or floor of the
porch; a mudmat will clean them more
effectively, and save the porch hard
wear. A very excellent mat may be
made by boring holes in a broad, and
drawing corn-husks through the holes.
Uareful p~erson4s change their foot-gear
when1 they enter the house to remain
any length of timie,a custom conducive
not only to neatness, but so greatly to
comfort, that is to I commended.
CHIOKEN STw, of POTPra.- Wash
as many fowls as you need, cut tile
birds up at every Joint, splitting open
the back and br east. Soak well in salt
and water. It draws out all the blood
i from the flesh. Then put Into an iron
boiler, with sulleleit wvater to cover
the pieces, boll till quite tender,taking
care to skin well before it commences
to boll. Make a stiff dough, like short
biscult, and cut out Just like biscults,
either square or round, and roll each
one in flour, and drop into the kettle
on the top of tle llieheni, boll briskly
for fifteen minutes. You can test its
being done by piercing the dumplings
with a fork ; if it dlees not stilk to the
tines It is done. Remnove the dump
lingns carefully Into a covered dish and
keep hot. Stir up two tablespoon
fuls of flour with a little water, break
ing all the lumps, so it will be ,mooth;
turn it into the kettle with tile addi
tion of a lump of butter the size of an
egg to eact chicken. If you like pep
per, it is well to a.1 it now.
A PPLK J A M .-Veel ann core tie ap
ples and cut them in thin slices; then
put then into a preserving pan or en
amtcled saucepan ; and to every on1e
pound of ruit add tWree-qutarters of a
pound of white sugar, broken small,
and piut in tied ip In a ipleue of course
inuslin, a few cloves, a small piece of
ginger, and a rind of lemon very thin;
stir with a wooden spoon on a qulci
lire for twenty minutes or longer. If
the apples are juicy, when suflciently
bolled, the jamlt will cling to the spoon.
Remove the cloves, etc., and put the
jin Into the Jam pots, and when quite
cold, tLie themn down with thick paper
or bladder. To be kept in a cool, dry
Suour-CAxuts (In layer)-One quart
of 1lour, a little salt, two tablespoon
fuls of butter; rub into the flour; two
tablespoonfuls of sweet milk, three
tablespoonfuls of' baking powder, add
enlought water (to mIx) to roil . out;
divide Into three parts, ant nowv take
one cof those parts, roil it and put it in
a buttered Jelly tin ; then butter the
telp of It; then roil each part thesame
way, but do not butter the last layer;
b~ake; when baked separate thte layers
with a sharp knife; have your frit
p~repared and place between each
|WAsulxo MADSn EASY.-NO woman
wvill regret having givent this receipe a
trial. It, will p~reventt tanany a weary
step, many an aching arm or foot-yes,
mnany a heartache, too. TVake onie pountd
of salsoda, one half pound of unslaked
liae, put thenm into one gallon of n~a
ter; boll twenty minutes, let stand till
cool, aind then pour oilf aml put In a
atone Jug. Soak your dirty clothes
over night, or until wvet through;
wring out iad rub on plenty of' soap,
and to cote boiler of clothes coevered
with water add cue teacupflul of the
Iluid. Boll hallf ani hour fast, then
'wash through one suds, rinse i n two
waters, and your clothes will look
SA usAot.-Nlne pountds of fresh pork
six traspoonfluis of' black pepper, eight
of salt andl tenl powdered sage. 11iix
thtorouightly, cook a bit to see if pro0
perly seasonted, and pack In jars, cov
erinig with melted lard. If you prefer
Ic keep Itn skins, empty thorm, cut themn
into lengths, scrape with a dull knife,
put1 to soak In salt and water, let stand
three dlays, then turn themn Inside out
and soatk two dlays longer. Again
scrape, rinse well In soda-baking
. atnd water, wipe, tie up cone end, blow
-into it, and if whole a~nd cleani, stuil
I with meat.
A nmet'-siz Japanese parasol, a
, itnall quattity of cheap white lace,
three inchmes deep, and somne plaitedi
satin ribbon, will mtiake~ a vecry pretty
lamp shade. Remove the end or hani
(die fronm thte par'asol, cut a pIece out of
- the center large enough to fail over the
porcelain shade, and finish the edge
wh'len cut with satin ribbon, theu n rim
- thte lower edge with thu lace, headed
with the ribbon.
AN ox's gall will set any color-silk,
cotton or woolen. One spootnful o1
gatl pitt into a gallon of wairm wvator
I Is suflelenit for ithe above putrp~ose,
Gail Is ailso excellent for taking out
-8spots fronm bombazines,and after being
washed In It they look about as good as
newv. 10 tuset be thtorougly stirred
3 into water,and not put upont the cilth,
- It. is utsed wit hmout soap. After being
washed Int it, cloth which yott wat tc
eleani shottld be washed In warmtsd
- withmout using soap.
- ii Ann Yrasr.--StIr info a pint ol
I lively yeast entough flour to make ai
r' tuick batter, athd a tabiespootnf'a of
I salt. Let it, rise once, then roil oul
t tint, cut Into cakes with a cake-cutter
, andi dry in the shade in clear, windly
s weather. ' Whent perfectly dry. put in
1 a bag antd Itang int a cool, dry place,
( T[hey will keep good sIx months. Onte
e O. these cakes dissolv'ed in a lia th,
t tmil k or water is enouigh for four quatrt
- CENIy SA t.AD."-Ta'kU the itner anal
:I tentderest heads 01 three stalks of cel
I ery, cut thtem itnto strips ant inlt long
i and1( about, the thickness of' you nj
I French beans. Rub theo salad bowi
a lightly with shalot. Alix the yolks ci
,two hard boiled eggs wIth three table
,spoonhtuis of salad oil, one of tar'ragoni
Svinegar, and a little flour of mustard
Spepper andh salt to taste; add thte celery
a to tis sauce, turnt it well over, garn.
ilt with t he haul abti whites o eg.
THAT was a witty man, who being
detained by a snow blockade penned a
dispatch .whieh ran thus: 'My dear
air. I have every motive for visiting
you, except a locomotive." So was the
other who, under similar oireumatance
telegraphed to his firm in New York:
"I shall not be in the office to-day, as
I have not got home yesterday yet."
The followingimg dispatch created
no lititle amusement in the ofilces
through which it passed: "Charlie
and Julia met at 8--'s yesterday,
quarreled and parted forever; met
again this morningand partedto meet
no more; met again this evening and
Trnnax were not less than fifty or
sixty at table, and when the guests
were in the height of animated con
versation, and just as the cloth was
drawn, they were interrupted by a
crash. A servant, in removing a cut
glass epargue, which formed the cen
tral ornament of the table, let it fall,
and it was dashed into a thousand
pieces. An awkward silence fell upon
the company, who hardly knew how
to treat the accident, when the host,
the late Well-known George Payne, re
lieved their embarrassment by cheer
fully exclaiming, "James, break as
much as you like, but don't make such
a confounded noise about itI" And
under cover of the laugh this excited
the fragments were removed, and the
talk went on as if nothing had hap
REV. J. HYATT bMLTU. the Brooklyn
Congressman -elect, went to a theater
to soc Edwin Booth in "Hamlet."
While going to his seat he saw one of
the strictest members of his church In
the same aisle and said to him, "Oh,
you siLner, prepare to be churched. I
have a long time suspected that some
of my members were theater-goers and
I determined to find out for myself. I
brought my daughter along as a wit
ness and the first one wo see is your
self." The dotcited brother was never
INTO one of our largest dry-good
stores entered a gentleman, the other
day, and with the air of one who had
been used to this sort of thing all his
life, you know, he said to the astonish
ed saleswoman, "Give me a yard ot
maroon-oolorod flannel to match i
baby, please." Correcting himself
hastily, he began again: "I beg par
don, I moan a yard of flannel to match
a ma roon-colored baby-here (produc
ing a bit of flmnel trom his vest
putukL), I waut a yard of that."
A rnE.cHaR in Syracuse recently
told his congregation that if the wo
men would all.dance by themselves in
a ten-acre lot, surrounded by a high
board fence, and the meOn in another
enclosure of the same kind, there
would then be no harm in dancing.
Perhaps not; but men would burst
their suspenders in trying to climb the
fence surrounding the female dancers.
"I nAvE no patience with a man who
can't remember a tiing no longer than
it's being told him," exclaimed Jones
inpatiently; "Now I can carry a
thing in my mind a month, if need
be." "You're a lucky dog, "Jones "
remarked rrendergast, quietly; it isn't
everybody that has so much room in
his mind as you have, you know."
"My case is just here," said a oltizen
to a lawyer the other day; "the plain
titl will swear that I his him. I will
swear that 1 did not. Now what can
you lawyers make out of that If we go
to trial?"* "Five dollarsa apiece," was
the prompt reply.
AN o'd lady ina town of Massaehu
setas, refused the gift of a load o1 wood
from a tree struck by lightning,
through Sear that some of the "fluid"
might remain in the wood, and cause
disaster to her kitchen stove.
A GOOD story Is told of a country wo
man who received a dispatch lkter
than she expected: "It must have
been: delayed on the road," said she.
"I know the wires are busy to-day, for
I heard them working as I came along."
IT must be confessed that the ther
mometers in various parts of the coun
try are making a great success in their
friendly little match, the aim of which
seems to be to find the lowest possible
level In the shortest possible time.
Oun citizens who are provided with
comfortable homes should remember
the poor these cold, bIting days, and,
instead of sending their spare cash to
educate the heathen, bear in mind the
fact that charity hn~rina at home.
"A hE you a good riier ?" asked the
livery man. "I am," replied the cus
tomner,and just then the horse snorted,
stood on its hands, came dowvn and
bucked and theocustomer went onjfrom
his high seat in the hay mow, "See
how easily I get off?"
"IT is a diflicult question," says a
fashlonabie journal,"to make a trained
skirt stand out and blow gracefully."
Laining it with sheet iron ought not
only remedy this defect, but ma~c wo
men perfectly willing to stand up in a
crowded street car.
A GOA-r browsing on a greensward
appiroachedl a pig-pen, and said to its
occupant, "Why do yo~u stay in that
pilace, when there's such a lovely spot
as this handy ?'" ''The pen is mightier
thani the sward,'' grunted the p~ig.
SPCaamNO of Mr. Forbes' lecture on
"Kings 1 hlave Met," t. western news
paper says that somne day lhe will come
across three kings and a pair of sevens
andi thten lie will learn somnething about
the reailly great resources of this
IT was at a Galveston hotel table
that a child attracted considerable at
tent ion by saying repeatedly, "I want
a enke." "You have five or six al
ready,'' replied tihe n.oither. "'Thiem's
not the ones I wan t. I want a fresh
"Wmm.r is the best thing to be done
in case of'fire ?" "'sue the insurance
complany,'' pronmptly anisweredl the
boy at, the foot. of tile class, whose fa
tiner han'd been: burned out once or
'"I'M a'raild that bed is not long
enough for you," said the landlord to a
seven-foot guest. "Never mindc," ho
replied, "I'll add two more feet to it
when I get in.''
Tnt1s is the beginning of iewv novel:
"lie was at one time a son so prodIgal
that all the calves fled at his approach.
IT was a young liou sokeeper who set
the cake she hlad bakeud for a picnic out
of doors one cold night to be frosted.
CoNaureioN of thle lung tissues
iimbaLt iadily l. crease by the retention
of tile loumi corruption. Dar. Bull's
Cough Syrup promotes gentle expec
toration, and gives great relief to those
sufraring with onsunmpton.
"I am directed by my unole, Hon. A.
H. Stephens, to say to you that he is
inclined to believe that he has derived
some beneft from the use of Simmons'
Liver Regulatoe and he wishes to give
It a further trial. Yours respectfully,
W. G. STEPnUNS.
Crawfordville, Ga., March 81, 1870.
Extract of a letter from Hon. Alex.
ander H. Stephens, dated March 8,
1872: "1 occasionally use, when my
condition requires it, Doctor Sumons'
Liver Regulator, with good ellect.
A. H. 8TEPJHNIS."
It is said that pencil drawing may be
rendered ineffaceable by this simple
process: Slightly warm a sheet of or
dinary drawing paper; then place it
carefully on the surface of a solution of
white rosin in alcohol, leaving it there
long enough to become thoroughly
moistened. Afterward dry It in a cur
rent of air. Paper prepared in this way
has a very smooth surface. In order to
fix the drawing - the paper is to be
warmed for a few minutes. This
method may prove useful for the pre
servation of plans or designs, when
the want of time or any other cause
will not allow of the draughtsman re
producing them in ink. A simpler
plan than the above, however, is to
brush over the back of the paper con
taining the charcoal or vencil sketch
a week solution of white shellac in
None receive so much benefit, and
none are so profoundly grateful and
show such an interest in recomending
1Hop Bitters as women. It is the only
remedy peculiarly adapted to the many
ills the sex is almost universally sub
ject to. Chills and fever, indigestion
or deranged liver, constant or per
iodical sick headaches, weakness in the
back or kidneys, pain in the shoulders
and different parts of the body, a feel
Ing of lassitude and despondency, are
all readily removed by these Bitters.
A commission of twenty-seven mem
bers will carry out the rei -n of the
German "Pharmacopola" at Berlin.
Sixteen professors from various uni
versities. five apothecaries, and six
physicians and surgeens of high stand
ing in their vocations, make up the
commission. Besides these, the forth
coming work will have the benefit of
the experience of two military phyai
clans and a military surgeon, who
have been specially selected by the
Prussian war office. The labors of
these men were commenced fully a
fornig ht ago, and the result is expect
ed to be of very high quality.
GINXRAL DEnILILY.-In this com
plaint the good effects of the V EOETINE
are realized Immediately after com
meneing to take It; as debility denotes
deleiency of the blood, and VKErTINE
acts directly upon the blood. There is
no remedy that will reatore the health
from debility like the VEoErINE. It is
nourishing and strengthening, purities
the blood, regulates the bowels, quiets
the nervous system, acts directly upon
the secretions, and aronses the whole
system to action. It has never failed
l this complaint.
A powder known as streupulver, com
posed of 3 parts salleylic acid and 87
parts silicate of magiesia, is used in
the German army as a remedy for
sweating of the feet. Recently a Bel
gian physician, Dr. Kohnhom, tried
its efliciency in several cases of night
sweating by consumptives. The bene
fical effect was Immediate and perman
ent. The powder was rubbed over the
whole body. To prevent any breathing
of the dust and consequent coughing a
handkerchilef must be held over the
patient's miouth and nose while the'
powder is being applied.
THERE is but one real cure for bale
ness-Carocoline, a doodorized extract
of petroleum, a natural hair restorer.
As recently Improved and perfected,
Carboline is free from any objection.
The best hair dressing known.
The discovery of phosphorescent bodies
has been traced back to the year 1620,
when a cobbler of Bologna, pursuing
the philosopher's stone, found a very
heavy mineral ,which ,after being heated
with charcoal, became luminous ini the
dark. The mineral with which the
Bologna cobbler attained so remarkable
a result was barium sulphate, which,
by the operation in the crucible, was
changed to barium sulphide,one of the
mess phosphorescent substances known.
"To sum it up, six long years of bed
ridden sickness, costing $200 per year,
total $1,200-all of this expense was
stopped by tlsree bottles of Ihop Bit
tert, taken by my wife. She has done
her own housework for a year since,
without the loss of a day, and I want
everybody to know it, for their bene
-11t."-N. E. Farmer.
The lighting of the reading-room of
the British Museum by the Siemens
e'leotric lamps was resumed for the
Winter on Ocr. 18. TIhe apparatus of
the lamps are now fitted above the
arcs; brown japianned reflectors send
the light to the floor, and sopaz-colored
glass screens are placed beneath the
arc to interce pt the blue rays which
Interfere with the purity of the light.
A wash that would usually take all
day with ordinary oa, can he done
in three hours, with Dobbins' Electric
Soap (made by Cragin & Co, Phila
delphia,) end it cannotinj ure the finest
fabric. Try it.
Those who will smoke cigars would
da well to use a mouthpiece of some
kind or other. It has been ascertainled
that some of the ways in which cigars
are made are apt to cause sore mouth
of a dangerous and persistent kind by
transmitting thise poison which is said
to be so prevalent in China as to be the
bane of that country.
Like an~ials, plants (lift'er greatly in
their habits, and the food upon wh ich
they subsist. The broad-leaved clovers,
turnjips and m ngels abstract from the
air a large portion or their growth,
while the narrow-leaved grainis and
grasses partake more largely of mine
ral food, which they draw from the
soil. in this tact lies the great odvan
tage to farmers of rotation of crops.
As a Ourfi for A'ies.
Kidney-Wort actsa first by overcoming In the
mildet manner all tendenoy to cOneupation;
then, by its great tonio and invigorating pro
perties, it restores to health the debilitated
and weakened parta.--Chronic.
AOF.NT5: AGENTS: AGENTE I
JOSIAH ALLEN'S8 WIFE
NAB "nOTaS. A N
T~la IEST AND) W O~
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"My Way ward Pardner.'
AtG TS WANTE Pin every Town. lot torr
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Y fr lsin our bahtrHseasyeetnd Mus'e.
FEVER AND AGUE.
DR. H. R. STavass: TARBORO, N. Q. 19T6k
Dear &r :-I feel very j ateful for what your
valuable medicine, Voge In, has done in my
family. I wish to express my thanks by Inform
ing you of the wonderftu cure of my son; also,
to lot you know that Vegetine is the beat medi
cine I ever saw for cumA, SHAKuES, Favoa and
Aous. My Son was sick with measles In 1873,
which left him with Ilip-joint disease. My son
suffered a great deal of pain all of the time; the
pain was so great he d:d nothing but cry. The
doctors did not help him a particle, he could not
lift his foot from the floor; he could not move
without crutches. I read your adverthement
in the "Louisville Courier-Journal.' that Vege
ine was a great Blood Puriller and Blood Food.
I tried onf, bottle, whieh was . great benellt.
Ue kept ott with the medicine. gr idually gain
ing. lie hits taken eighteen bottles 1A all, and
he Is comp)etely restored to heali h; ailks with
out crutoets or cane. le is twent-y years of
age. I have a younger son, fifteen years of age,
who Is subject to CHILLS. Whenever he feels
one coming on, he comes In, takes a dose 01
Vogetine, and that is the last of the Chill. Veg
otine leaves no bal effect upon the system like
most of the ned cines recommended for Chills.
I cheerfully reoimend Vogotino for such com
pluints. I thluk it is the groatest medicine in
Respeotfully. MlR8. J. W. LLOYD.
VEBTINB.-When the blood becomes lifeless
and stagnant, elth r from oaange of weather or
of climate, vant of exerclse, irregular diet, or
from any other cause, the VHOBTINE will renew
the blood, carry of the putrid humora, cleanse
the stomach, regulate the bowels, and Impart
a tone of vigor to the whole body.
Ma. Ii. I. STUVES.:
Dear Sir :-Wo have been selling your remedy,
the Vegotline, for abou'. three year,, and take
plealsure in recommending It to our customers,
and In no instance where a bl'od purifier would
reach t.he caso has it ever failed to effect a ou e,
to our knowledge. It cortainly Is the neplus
ra of renovatord. Respectfully,
E. i. SHEPHERD & CO.. Druggists,
Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Is acknowledged by all classes of people to b%
the best, and most reliable blood puritler in the
H. A. STEVENS, Boston, Mass.
Vegetine is Sold by all Druggists.
The Onl Medicine
That Acte at the Same Time on
The Liver, the Bowels and the Kidnep.
These great orgns are the natural cleans
ers of the astem. if they work well health
will be perfect; if they become qliggd
dreaful disoas ar sure to follow w d
B1ieusmes, Headache, Dyspepsia, Jean.
dice. Constipation and Piles, or Kid.
asy Complaints, Gravel, Diabetes,
or Rheumatic Pains and Aehes,
am developed because the blood is poisoned
wtlrsor te i healthy ato and all thes
them andyou wlU lIve but to suffer.
Thoad nhavebeen cred. Tr t dyou
and health wili once more gladden your heaut.
KwDuy.ou wil ere you. Try a pack
8 is-a dsy uegalable compound and
One Packsgemnakesslx quartsof~edicino.
n mee pon Aawing iS. J ;. $0
WELLSl, RZOEA1DS0N b 00., ?rprits,
10 wm..a p..tisano nurln.te., yS.
Their -In no civm~zeni nation ini the Western
iiitiemmpora In which~l the u.ithl.y (af Ii' ( et ter's
Motnach till' irs 8 a ioie, treeive. and anti,
olllus miedlue, isa not knowni andl appreciatedl.
While it. Is a medlicine for all seasons and all
climates, -t ia es. , ial ysuited to the com-.
plaints generate- by the weather, being the
pturest and best vegetable stimulant, in the
Por sale by Drigeriste and Dealers, to whom
(pply1 for ..ostetttr's Almanac for 1881,
1uo a mai fyou are
ened b 1..tino ter toiln overn -
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