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A Chinese Duckery,
A Chinese duckery Is an establish.
went, either adoat or on shore, devot
ed to rearing or feeding ducks, which,
are, In most oases, salted smoked, and
hawked about the streets of the largo
towns. I was muoh interested iu ob
serving the mode of treatment.
The ducks were hatched out by hot
sand, and divided into lots of 100 to
150. These are taken to a stream as far
down as it is possible, and there a tem
porary fence of wicker work is erected,
Inclosing about two nty feet square of
the stream and its banks. The ducks
are placed Inside this, and soon toddle
out into the stream and come on shor e
again to sit under mat sheds on the
bank, which are required to 'keep the
sun off them.
When they are to be fed, a clean mat
is laid down on the bank, inside tho
fence, and in the middle of the day,
under the shade mats. On this is
strewed rice, boiled and mixed with
sweet potatoes, etc., and mtade into the
consisteney of dry dough; this the
ducklings nibble at running to the
stream whenever their little throats
get choked, so as t get a drink and
clear to commence again.
In a small way I fried to limprove on
the Chinese plan by giving thom their
food mixed softer, but it turned out a
miserable failure. The ducks, when
shaking their heads,splattered the food
over each others' backs, where it stuck
and tihey did not thrive.
I was much struck with the way in
which the Chinese s coned to know
exactrly how much tihe ducklings would
consume at one feeding, and how. little
waste there was. A little boy gener
ally a ttended about five lots of 150 or
200 ducks, and large streams are made
to branch ofl' into smaller ones, so that
each lot could have a fresh run of
clean water coining down on ti em.
When the feeding was over, the feed.
Ing mats were lifted and washed be
low the second fence, and hung up to
dry for next time.
When the gi'ound where the ducks
were fenced became dirty, whiloh Look
place in four or five days, in spite of
all precautions to keel) it clean, tihe
lower fence was ifted above the up
per ono, and thle duckt put Into It; this
auve themn fresh, clean ground, and
they seemed to thrive to prfeolon.
As the ducks grow two lots of 150 aie
put together, then two lots of 31)0, and
so on; the extent of fencing being lu
creased, and a boy dispensed with, tihe
time between feeding is exteided anid
When grown, they are herded in
flocks of soea thoisands by a nian car
rying a long bamboo jod, Ind he mioves
I hemi from rice field to rice lleld,whiere
they puddle among the Inmid anid arne
fed for almost nothilng. They al ways
get a tit-bit whlen they come homne to
Iheir shrds ait night (which are floored
with dry erarth, frequeholtly changed
and used for imanitur) this makes them
very anxious to get home, and i hey are
(1ute .8 anuxitu1s to get out in the
miorinlg, knowinug there is nothinig to
p be expueted at hoawi beforei n ighi t.
TIte Dangerm ofi A baint h,
* 'lThe habitualaUrliker becomes at dirat,
dull, Ia ngiuld ; Is soion comlehtely
bru talized, anid then goos raving mahd.
Ble is at iast wholly or' pai thalliy paria
lysed, unless, ats often hapens, dis-.
ordered liver and stomach bring a
quicker end. Tnea liquor is danger
ously sedluctlve, becaise it seems, mn
the boglning, to help the d igestive
a ~ organs, when it really hurts themu,and
beetn induced to take absintthe far in
dIlgestion, have thus gradtually fallent
under Its baleful influence. Tlhe drinker
is in most, eases in seeming good hoalth,
havintg no thought of his perml, until
the hour when illness has~ dhelared
itself, Hie Is apt Indeed, to belIeve that
hie is remarkably wvell, and t conl
iler tall thme stories about absinthe
mere bugaboos. Thlie earliost symup
tomts of ailment leadh to ani examinttlon
and to thu kniowledge that his entire
system Is deranged, usually beyond re-'
storation. His first ilness is apt, to be
lis last, amnd death is a welconme roller.
Absinthe has not long been known ; inm
fact, it wats not made a century ago.
dome ninety years since a French
refugee, Dr. Ordinairo, settled at the
small village of Couvert, Switzerland,
and acqutired a very line practice in the
neighborhood. lie prepared hils own
medleines, 0one of them hbling an ox
tract of wornmwood, whlic h he held inm
;hi gh oateem andi comnpoun ded with h is
his patients wit h excellent el'ect. B~e
fore his death ho ipartedi the secret
to others, and the extract was exten
sively made and sold to peddlers, it
was prepared front the yellow flowers
of the comimon~ wormnwoodl, tandi it was
gradually impiroved, or rathmer (ieteri
orated upon, until the pri sent liquor
had been obtained. In the Val do
t'Trayers, Cantoni of Neufehiatel, about
6 190,000 gallons of this most alluring
A nuried Forest.
It hs beeni recntly discovered that
an oak lForest lies burled ini the Valley
or the Fudai, inear Rosonburg, liesse
(assel, Germnany, at a depth of from
six to nine feet below the surface. Tihe
weood flourished at a very remote per
ioi. Thein great niumber of the trees
discovered wvere in good preservatiomn;
butt, owving to tihe action of the water
H through unnumbered ages, they have
Iiflbecome thoroughly black in color ;
p they have become very hard and close,
so that they would be good material
for carving and ormiamuental cabinet
work, Some of the trees are of great
size; one taken out of a gravelly* por.
tio ofthebedopposite thne village 01
Baumbach, and since sent to the Geo
logical Museum at BerlIn, was 59 feet,
long, nearly flye feet in dIameter niear
the root, and about 38 itiohes at the
'I top. 1t is reported that tho fur nitute
and fittings of the Geolorlcal Museum
at Marburg are to be made from this
long hurled imber, It is not yet deeold
ed whether these burled oaks belong
to a species still exIsting or to an ox
. FARM AND GARDEN.
VENTILATION OF THE OJCLLAUS --It
would seem as if nowhere should owel -
Ing houses be so healthful as in tihe
open country, with ample space around
them, and plenty of pure air and sun
shine to keep. them sweet. Yet they
are often far from being the whole
some places they ought to be, with so
many and so great advantages iII their
favor; and one of the reaions why
this Is the case Is the commonly bad
condition of the collar. THEn AUMRI
CAN CULTIVATOR has some suggestions
oi this polut well worU heeding.
Thie worst place for storing vegetables,
such as cabbage, turnips, mange's or
carrots, is the dwelling-house collar.
It is utterly impossible to keep them
from decaying more or less, and when
stored lit a dwelling the gases eman
ating therefrom must asoend and flint
their way into the house and even the
chanbers, Those gasses contain the
germs of disease, while are pregnant
with typhold and malarial fevers. The
best place for these vegetables Is in
pits, or in cellars under some of the
out-buildings. They should never be
stored in any p.ace where the gasses
could reach Alho milk room, or where
the.crean, butter or cheese is stored.
A house cali never be considered heal
thy where there Is not the purest air
iII the cellar, and while every prectu
tion should be used to prevent fre( z
Ing, the proper ventilation should at
the t aute Lini be secured,so that when
ever the cellar door Is opened no ollen
sive odors would be perceived. The
entrance to the cellar is generally from
the kiLhen, which Is a gu eat many de
grees warilner than the collar, and thle
air rushes up, and in a great ninny
houses this;is the only way In which it
can be ventilated during cold weather.
But although It; may be imperceptible,
there are al wiays gasses asuending from
the cellar, for It wonld be a rare case
indeed to ind floors or doors perfectly
air tight; this renders It necessary to
have the atmiospiere of the collar as
pure as thatot any of tihe roons in the
house, otlierwiso tile dwelling cannot
be a puloetly healthby abode.
Nicw M arroi) or R1ciCAIMING 1o
LAND.-Dr. l'laylar, of' Edinburgh,
draws attention to the Gernmai meth
od of reclaiting bog land, which las
already received attention at the Agri
cultural Department at Washingtomn.
Tle fun daimiental Mdea of this method
is to cover bog e:arth with a deep layer
of gravel, afte' iean1s have been pro
vided for draining the land, and to
leave this gravel a.s a permaient sir
face layer, which Is nlever. to be ulixed
with the bog earth that lies beneath
it. Upon tills ground the crolp are
grow i. The surface hi(elds the younmg
crops fron destruction by night frosts
in the spring; it lessens thme evapora
tion of water from the soil, and the ri
diatlon of ieat also, and so keeps the
ground comparatively warn, while, as
experience shows, the buried huinus
cani still su,1 lpply tile Crops with food.
Tle ipper simrf'ace must, never be plow
ecd, -o aP to mix o:. e soll with the othier,
but, whent it becomnes hard and lerus
ted It is woi 'ed with a sul-.soll plow
in such wiise that the soll may be loos.
cied witiout mixing one layer witm
t0me other. 1om1e wrilters argue that it
Is hotter to sweeten the bog land first
by but ruing, be'ore spreading the grav
el over it. It, however, Is an open
ttetiton, and no doubt exists that the
iethod has merit. No imanure i8 re
quired. Insteaud of' beIng exihauttod
by cropping, the recialned fields actu
ally beeoie too fertile. Twelve-year
oldi fields stIll gIve the best crops0 of ihay
gr'ass,cumt over amnd over again for' gmreenm
IBsANS as A Fito~ Cuor.--I'robably
there Ia not, a erop raised on thme iam
attended wvith iore profit when prmop
tirly cultivated, thamt the old-famshloned
white bean. Bly itis we do not, nean
to say that It woulid lbe adviseaible to put
iiu as mniny acr'es to beans as we woutlu
to wheat, but, instead of' selecting some1
odd niook or' corner, whieh is genermaf
ly time case now, we wouldi set, apar1mt a
11i1(d of fulir aLverage amnd plant, it to this
crop, andit after plantinug wec woid at
tenmd time workig of thie grnound ini a
Chrmistian-ike imannler. TI'ier'e is no
cr'op on1 the farm genera'mlly3' inore' neug.
l1c'ted . in minany listanc'es thme land so
lee led f or the crop Is of the niost ife.
r'ior quatttiy onl time fami, and1 witemn
plan11ted the cuLltvation isintmehm mneg
lt'ctcd, hut for 'all timhis the prtod tet tus.
miai pays a015ms wehl ais, andit perhalmps bet
tor thtan othmer' crops. TIht're Is al ways
a gooth inarket for L~hin~, iand the lat
liing, cultivation amid the hai'vesting
cnn be attendedi to wha litnI does not
inltO1rfer'e with other crops, wulh is a
greait tlvantmage to fainersoi~'. 'hee' marm
mnany var'ietmtes whmichm enn be ramsed mn
this clhmate,-n 11e( hope101) timat ior'e
atteietlon tizay be givemn i thmeir culitmva
W u.n Y u.ico ON 01.0 BUt.D~I~os.--ut
biidmimg of all kindos, t ht, have be
coimne dilapIiatd tim i ouigh I inie or by
eXposurme to stOm'lns, wuay becoine og.
Jects of beaty by ttramIing wid VI ies,
etmclm as iM oodbhime, wmltd grape or iores.t,
ivy umpon thloinl. TIhmeso ylies spr'ead
very ri'd~ ly i rt in thimr i lateral bmanch
es, or' l w I0 11.L'lcase to anl a0 toihin tg
extt'it by tcutting or' layeringm. Th'ie
liicturaqu(1e beauty of mamny o1 I le rui
rail vIllages in iEuriope is aniiost enti
rely owinig to the vinmes that. over
spread * time ul wel lings. Soic o the
Imre harmdy gr'apes inay be growmi wah
profit, over low btuilimgs; and at, time
ninte tunme they will gIve a pleasanm, ap
peau ance to that, which beicre dislig
ured the prentiiseis.
]ExI'KntlNCl teacheesm us thmat sto,,k emn
tcrinmg ite inter quam to's lin goud
et nition can be kept wittiout, dfinLeulIzy
while an aninmal L.gining the witer ini
a pouor cond itioni, notwh tladillng an
abumidance of' footd, camremiti hotng
anid the best attentmion, wvill invariatbly
be in poor order time folio wing sprn'uzg.
FOR storinig oniionis there Is nio better
p lace thani a dm'y, cool and alriy loft,
wher'e they can be spreamd otmt thinily
and14 looked oveu' f'omr the renmoval oh
those whIch maty have begtun to dlecaiy.
Warmith amid moliture are f'atal to thme
keeping of omnionts, and(1i mch handlin mg
t6 alnmost eqtually so.
Dr. Cusc'thnaonn relates thle hiIstory of
two eases of phithilsls with abunmdamnt
amid fetid ex p~ec: oration. One wits tr'eaitt d
by i.nhlalatiomis of putre car'bollec aicid;
the otheri, flmst, by oil of' tur'pentin amnd
later by car'bolie acid. T1hme Iihalattiomis
were at first kept uip for' two or three
hotraat a timue,hater cent'no aslyv. liotha
pattlents were relieved of thuimr cotughm
antd duirinig theo six nmnths thn y werei
unmder' ohserv~altlomi gaimietd twenty
p)ounlds ini weight.
There are now four comnets vIsIble to
this carthm, thrmoumgh a good telescope,
nionb (of whieh ennm be seeni with the
naked eye. Trhe frst wais discover-ed
by Mr. $chiaerbole at Attn Arbor,
Mich; the secomnd by Air. Hlartwlg, of
Strasbturg, Germany ; the thmlrd by M'r.
Lewis swift, at Rochtester, Now York,
anid thle fotmrth by M. Fayvn.o aris4.
" AM so glad you've come down t
Fee us, Ajr.. Robinson," said Mis
Fitzjoy. "I am sure you will find
great deal of interest In this city, an
beides we do so like to reciprocat
vnur kindness to us In the autumer, ul
oil that delightful farm."
"Yes, Mlss,tling are diffient abou
hero, that's a fact. Everything look
mighty thrifty; but really now, d
you think it's safe f r me to go on thi
street. I hearn tell there's lots e
jickpookets in the city."
" Why, bless your dear old heart. I'l
take care of all your money for you.
"1I'm, yes,I presufnie you will,wlhi
Josh and you , but I guess ']
look out for it. I'm pietty sharp Iy
self." And lie went out for a strol
aind came back with his pantaloon
pocket cut neatly out, and every eon
of his ready cash gone.
A IIATOUxT FACMD woman of abou
51 summers, with a wealth of freakle
Ili her face and a suitff stick Iu he
mouth, got in to a crowded oar on al.
veston avenue. There were hall
dozen gentlemen oin the car, but non
of then offared to give her a seat
After she had walted a reasonable tim
she said: ".lf eiy of you galoots I
waitin' for me to squat in yer laps,yo
are barkin' up the wrong tree, for
want you to underrtand I'm a lady.'
A dread that she was not in earnes
caused six gentlemen to leave the car
AMONo the relfifes to an advertise
ment of a music committee for a call
didate for organist, music teachor, etc
a vacancy having occurred by the re
signation of the organist In offlice, wit
the following: "Gentlenen, I not'ee
your advertisement for anl organ i
and music teacher, either lady or gen
ietnan. Raving been both for severa
years, I offer you my services."
"INHANITY i8 increasing among th
women of America." Don't believ
It. TIle women of Amer[ea don't draA
as long skirts over the dirty sliewalk
as they did only a year ago; nor d
they go along and every now an
then make a frantle (live lor a flt fil
of trail which Is dexterously lifted b,
the left foot.
FAsIIIONAnLE ynIIg lady at a socl
gathering remarks, jestingly, to Gil
hooly ; "11 wonder how niteh I woul<
bring if I was put up at auction an<
sold to the highest bidder?" "Jus
about flve hutidred dollars." "Why
my Jewelry alone is worth that.'
',Yes, that I put it down in my esLi
MisarTiss-As you've nover been il
service, I'in af raid I can't engage yoi
without a '"character.'' Young Per
bon-1. have three school-Board certi
ficates, ma'am. Mistress-Qo, well,
su)pose for hionesty, cleanines -
Young Peron-No, ma'am ; for liter
ltor, joggi'piy, an' free 'and draw
SoME genius hais invented a blowlnj
machine with suiftluient wind power i
blow a ian over a three-story brice
house. It wonuld seeni now that w
iight dispense with Cottgres4, but wt
(on't suppos)05e that body will take th
hint atd adjourn.
A ren an eni hinsastic lover qpendi
two hotirs hard labor over a letter I<
his airl aid then mars Its beait.y bj
spilling a drop of lik on it, he fire
swvears in a sietiilie mnnenr for a fev
i miutes anid titentidraws a circle rouint
thme blot, aund tells her it, is a kiss; amn
she, poor thing, believes it.
VIcAn--"$orry I never see you ai
enurchel, Sitire, As a leading mn xi
the parish, you onigh t to be one of th
pillars-z-."' Nuthre-"'WellI, at al
evenits, if 'mt niot a p11Ilar, I'm otne o
te bittresses -aliways to be foumt
outside, you kitow I'"
Ixvaut.mi-': "'Ve' htad a wretcehe(
ighmt, 31.s. Wobbles.'' Nurtse : "Dlear
dear tiue, sir ! I t houight you. slept mes
comfi ort-able . I uvailid ( with a groan):
"Oh Mrs. Wobbles, do use thte ad
v'eri" ' Nurse: "Yes, sir ; lli set
about it diretly,sir,-bt--(piw4zhe;
---"'i reely don't tink there's onte ii
IA i1.'rt aiddressed to 'the pretties
girl in Sedalla, Mo,'' is posted upj to
a claimant. The girls all say, "'It. took
like lis writing 1 wish they ihad Ju,~
senit it to me andi not stuck it, up tha
way in a public phlilc. I'll .ever get I
Lrr'rI.x Chtatley had htis hatir "'bob
bed"1' the othert day bitt (dtd not liIke th
01)1 ratlotn of biru hting. "'Ma, thai~t bar
ber's brush made me squawk.'' Mn
tlher--"'I did niot hear anty nise.'
Chtarley-" iut 1 squawkett in mit
A WxNTt1lMAN s9peaklng of thme hatppi
ness of the miartried staite before hi
daughter dtisparaiginugly said': "Sht
wh'lo mailes doees well ; but she wh'l
doesM not marry does better." "'Wel
then,"' said( the younig ladly, ''1 w ill ai
well; let those whio choose do better.
A (1xuiMAN radical phlilosophert ha
said that, a mian is whlat lie oats. meat.
Iing tat his body* and his brains ar
bun It, up out of it is Iood,and ai c there
fore, coarse or fIne,-necording to wht
lie takes Into his albutentary canal.
"lF I should pult Oil green glan s an ii
vie~w tii class, woul'i I not b:: dceiv.
ed1 in their alnpeairanice?'' IWel--nat
I doni't think you would."
A YOUJNo lawyer wished to eite a1
ath~lority oin a aise) lhe was conduct
inug, aiid inot being able to roeembe
it, his opponent wittily remx arket1
"'Though lost to citc,to meimory (lear.
Jr you want to ascrtain i.'w man
eggs atre in last year's nest just-'try t
borrow a few dlollars from an old-tini
WuAT' is the iflferenice betwy een
farmer anid a bottle of whisky ? Os
husbands the corni anid the other cori
M~u MiDDIain~l,whio was it the arm11)
irreverently calls his ngtshirt It
CoA I. is so black that It is w onderfi
howy a dhealer ean make a ton so light
Ir is said1 that a pig lives only twent
yeara. Anid yet the wvorld is fillied wvit
much older hogs.
SE'K xiNo of cities, Is A wl Benny
shoetmaker's last stopping pla8cc?
Iln islaa dry man wvho whets ll aj
petite on salt.
'T'ni leap-year gait is "go-as-sht
rw A ix VoUR CLosETs VNTILATED.
There is nothing so handy in a house
a as an abundance of large, roomy
I closets; but because they are handy
e and extremely useful they are apt to
p be abused. There are many things
which, as a matter of course are al
t ways put into a closet, of which the
s article of outward wearing apparel
D miake a large part. There are. always
D things which ought not to go into the
f closet, I. e., a closet adjoning or
closely connected with, a living or
1 sleeping room. Of such are all soiled
I undergarments, the wash clothes,
: which should be put into a large bag
I for the purpose, or a roomy basket,
- and then placed in the wash-room or
1 some other well alred room at some
s distance from the family. Having
t thus excluded one of the fertile sources
ol bad odors in closets, the next point
Is to see that the closets are properly
t ventilated. It matters not how clean
s the clothing in the closet may be, if
there is no ventilation . that clothing
will not be what it should be. Any
a garments after being worn for a while
3 will absorb more or less of the exhal
. atlions which arise from the body, at.d
a thus contain an amount of foreign-it
s may be hurtful-matter which free
.i circulation of pure air can soon remove
I but if this Is excluded. as In many
' close closets, the elliuvia increases,and
t tihe clothes, closets and adjoining
rooms in time possess an odor that
any acute sense of smell will readily
. detect. Everycloset in daily use in
. which the night clothes are hung by
day and the day clothing by Aught,
siould have an airing as well as the
s bed. It the closet can be larg.e enough
to admit of a window-and it is in
t sonic cases-an ample provision for
S lunilight and a circulation of pure air
is provided in the window, vlilhi
should be left open for a short time
each day. In the case of snall closets
a ventilator could be put over the
13 door, or even in it. It many cases such
' precautions for pure clothing are not
C practicable, and the next best thing
8 1s, to see that the doar 01 the close IS
) ieft open for half hour or so each day
iat that time when the windows are
ithrown up and the large rooi is lpuri
fli.1 with fresh air from out of doors.
in this way; first, by keeping out
clothes Intended for the wash ; and,
I second, daily changing the air, the
- closets may be comparatively pure.
"VoAriNE,'' saya a Boston physi
cfan, "has no equal as a bl ood purifier.
Hearing of its nany w onderful eures,
after all other renedi es hand failed, I
visiteil the laboratory and convinced
myself of its genuine in erit. It is pre
pared from barks, roo ts, and hierbs
each of which Is highly effective, an(d
they are compounded in such a manner
as to produce astonish Ing results."
CissC PUDDINO. - Melt half- an
. ounce o' fresh ibutter in a saucepan,
. stir ito it a tablespoonful of flour;
whei the two are well amalgamated
put in a small quantity of milk and
about three ounces of grated Parmesan
cheese. Stir the mixture on a slow
fire till it assumes the appearance of
thick cream, but be careful not to let
it boll; then add sone white pepper;
mix thoroughly, and, if required, add
a little salt; keep on stirring the mix
ture at a very moderate heat for about
ten minutes; take the saucepan off the
fire, and stir the contents occasionally
until quite cold,then stir Into them the
yolks of three eggs beaten up with a
lIttle mnilk and strained ; and, finally,
the wvhites'of live eggs whisked Into a
white froth. Put Clhe mixture into a
p)uddinug dish, and put it into the oven
at once. Serve quickly, as soon as the
pulddingK has risen and the teop is well
BhLiecnii NO I" .ANNE..-Flanniel which
I lias become yellow with use may be
bleached by puhttinlg it for seome (lays
I In a solution of hard soap to w hiich
strong armmonia has beeii added. Th'le
b ust proporitionis are oei po0und and a
hlf~li of hard curd soap, fity pounds of
soft water, and twvo-thirds of a pound
of strong ammonia solution. The
s tne object may be attained in a
shorter timie by placing the liannel for
a quarter oIf an hiouir in a weak solution
cof bisil phaite of sodiuin, to whIch a
little hydtrochilormc acid has bieen
E'vanymuotjv is leased( with the im
proved Carbholinie, a deodorized extract
of petroleum, It is as clear andi limpid
as spring water, and was originally in
tended by nature as a panacea for all
diseases of the slcalp and skin, and as a
natural hair renewer.
To WhrrEN 01.1 WVrrIE LACK.-Iron
linen bag, let liay in pure olive oil
twen ty-fouir hours, then boil in a solui
lion of so ip and water fIhteen miniut's,
riinse in hike warm water, dip in wa
ter' containing a very little starch;
then take it out of the bag and unfold
it to dry, lay it carefully on a sheet or
To MaKx SoAP TO DO AwAY WITH avik
[) nIN.-IUissolve flye bars of soap ini fotuY
,gallons of soft water, one and three
l ouiritli pounds cf salsoda, andi three
fourths pounds of borax ; stir while
cooling. U'se oec cupful to make suds
to soak clothes In, wring out and put
-imnto the boiler ; use same quantity of
soap for boilinlg thie same. Try it; I
3have used ii a long tLime.
~ .A (OcOD way to keep cuit flowers
fresh Is to lay them In wet cloths.
Take ti~cnm out of the vases at night,
(I sprinkle with cold1 water, and then
wrap them in cloths made very wet
,with cold water. Thelu weIght of the
cloth, wIll not crush the most dlelicate
liowers, whIle it keeps out the air and
1 prevenits their falling to picoes or
r . .
Tlo WAsu WiNDows: Dissolve a
"little wasinag soda in Che water, If the
glass is very dim with sm )ke or dIrt.
D~o not let it run on the sash,but wash
'each paneC with old flanneil; dry quick.
lywthasoft, clean towel, wlpir~g the
corners with esp)eelai care. P'olisha
with ci amio(is skin,or newspa~pers rub
bedl soft between the hands. a
e W~ashdauy is a holiday, thanks to D~ob
s bins5' E~ectric S0oap, (made by Cragin
& Co., I'hla.,) which Is rapidliy coming
inte general use. it acts like magle,
', and bleachies clothing withot injur
s lng the fabric. Try it,.
lT may be laid down as a rule that
1 all plants of whatever kInd, if out
.down and usedl as manure,lipart miore
constituents to the earth than they
take Irom~ it.
Ii A A.I. teaspo nful of molasses
added to buckwhieat batter each morn
ing wi~l make the cakes temptinglf
Tnx P most, assidutous p~arentalh atton
. tion -vill freqtwntly fall to prevent
Coughs, Colds, Croup, etc. D~r. Btull's
Cougn Syrup is a most valuable rome
e dy to have convenient when needed
Price 5 nne.
Vrom the Asub.
There is perhaps no tonlo offered $o
the people that possesses as much reI
intrinsic value as the Hop Bitters. Jus
at this season of the year, when the
stomach needs an appetizer, or . the
blood needs purifying the cheapest and
best remedy is Hop Bitters. An ounce
of prevention is worth a pound of cure;
don't wait until you are prostrated by
a disease that may take months for you
to recover in.-Boston Globe.
A Preach inventor noticed the man
ner in which watery vapor in a warm
room congeals against the glass during
frosty weather and forms needle-like
crystals, interlacing one another like
the threads of a tissue. This observa
tion guve him the idea of producing
designs for textile fabrics by crystal
lizing various salt solutions on a sheet
of clay. le first tried the sulphates of
copper, zinc, iron, alumina and mag
nesia. le covered five clean glass
plates each with solution of one of
these salts, placed them in a horizontal
position and allowed them to crystallize
slowly by evaporation. He found
further that the crystal form became
more suited to his purpose when he
added albumen, gum, starch or gelatine
to the solution, while at the same time
the crystals became more resistant.
lie found also that ditlerent temperat
ures influenced the forms or the crys
tals and that he could produee fantas
tic trees, flowers, stars, arabesques,
roots, and even insects of Interosting
design. He went through many ex
periments, And ended by making the
hgures obtained permanent by electro
typing, for which purpose lie caused
tihe solutions to crystallize upon strong
plates of copper or German silver. A
clean sheet of lead placed on the fin
ished crystallization, gave, by hydrau
lic pressure, a metallic counterpart of
the same. Or le used sheets of softened
gutta percha, which recelyed the im
presslon and could be used in making
a copper deposit in the electric bath.
The groat problem, however, was to
produce a continuois design which
would fit around the roller* with which
the patterns are printed on woven
fabrics. The detached productions of
the crystallization on his plates did
not satisfy this condition. le substi
tuted, therefore, in place of his flat
plates, metallic cylinders similar to
those used for producing the rollers
for calico printing. By slowly turn
ing them around their axis, while the
solution oii their surface evaporated,he
obtained a des'gn which satlisled the
wants of the printer and the ;weaver
for a continuous design without break
In the whole length of the cloth. There
are, however, sonc objections left.
The crystallization is oapricious and
not suiliclen ly even and unif0orm,ottEn
leaving blanks which are larger than
are agreeable to the purchaser of the
fabric; but tais may be ovorcome by
experieuce and precaution. Another
objection, however, appears impossible
to correct. The two sides of the pat
terns do not mitceli when diferent
widths are joined at the selvodge of the
cloth. It Is argued this Is or minor
importance, as generally dressmakers
and tailors pay no attention to it.
Daniel Ruggles, of Fredericksburg,
Va., lans recently taken out a patent for
what lie designates as a new and use
11u1 method of precipitating rain-falls
from rain clouds. He proposes the em
ployment of small balloons provided
with explosives and arranged for simul
taneous explosion. He contemplates
not only to precipliate rainlalls, hat
a'so to check its fali in a given locality
by causing rho rain clouds to dischasrge
rain befoto the given locality has beeni
reached by si c n clouds.
"Shme insists that It isaof more lmnpor
tanmce, that her family shall be kept Ia
full health, than that she should have
all the fashionable dresses an'l style
of the tImes. 3hae therefore secs to It,
that ceach memzber of her family is sup
plied with enoug~h Ilop liitters, at the
first appearancee of aniy symptomsi of
ill health, to prevent a lit 0of sickness
with its att",mdant expen~se, care and
anxiety. All woman should exercise
their wisdom in this way."'-New
Eflorts~ to reduce monkeys to disc'
pline have not v. r y citen b eni smccess
ful. A native or thne province of Bengal
has, however, trained several of themn
te work the cords by which the punka,
or ventilating fan of India, Is moved.
TVhay perform their task to perfection,
and, thanks to thieIr activity, keep the
punkas in continuous motion,nmaintain
ing a constant, agreeable movement of
air- all through the room.
An examination of one hundred and
seoventy-eight log booaks of vessels sail
ing on the Atlantic Ocean within the
past two years, indicates that: thne num
ber of atiny days per annm In the
region under consideration Is a good
deal lArger th n1 h-is been supposedJ,
especially where the trade winds pres
A Pro-eteetIe lnty.
The peso subtj'ct to doirainemnt of the
kino s or lhver 'as a protootivo duty to por
fornm ini purchjti.mti a packago of Kidnev.
Worat. It iumparts now vitality to thne 8iok
body and cures by elIminating obstructivs
(A Metdicine, not a Drink.)
fIOPS, BUCeIU, MANDRAKE,
AND TN!tvzs ANJ flr MROOALQUALI
.AU Dlseasesof theatomnach, flowel., Blood,
Liver, K(Idneya,anad tirinaryorgans~ Ner
vouSsn~ess e eas and specily
$1000 IN COLD.
Will be paid for a case they will not cure or
help, or for an niu IPlir or injurous
nscyo1ur iluuse fa fp fl tters altry
Di I. C. Is an absolute and l rrehsttile cure for
Drunkenness, ue of opium, tobaccc, and
Han Rite at. f.C. ob,, . . InOs
THE REAT REPUTATION
Which Vegetine has attained In all parts of the
country as a
GREIAT AND GOOD MBDIOINH,
aid the large number of testimonials which are
constantly being received from per.ons who
have been cured y ta use, are conclusive proof
of its groat value. it is recommended by by
sicians and apothecaries. As a Blood-P ier
and liealth-ltestorer it has no equal.
Vegettno is not prepared ior a fancy drink,
made from or liquors, which debiliatue the
System and Lnds to. destroy health instead of
Are not the many testimonials given for the
different complaints satisfactory to any reason
able persons suffering from disease that they
can be oured ? Read the dilferent testimonials
given, and no one can doubt. In many of those
cuses the ersons say that their pain and suffer
ing oannof be expressed, as In cases of Scrofula.
w nro, apparently, the whole body was one
mass of corruption. If Vegetine will relieve
pain, cleanse, purlry and curo such dibeases, re
storin the patient to perfect health after try.
Ing dl rent physicians, mapy remedies, suffer
ing for years, Is it not conc usive proof, if you
are a sufferer, you can be cured I Why is this
medicine performing such great cures it 1
works in the blood. in the circulating luid. It
can be truly called -the Great Blood Purifier.
The great source of diseaoe originates in the
blood; and no mediine that does not not di
rectly upon it, to purify and renovate has any
Just claim upon publio attention. When the
blood becomes lifeless and stagnant, either
from change of weather or climate, want of ex
orcise. irregular diet, or from any other cause,
the .Ve otino will renew the blood, carry off the
Dutrid hamors, cleanse the stomach, regulate
the bowels, and Impart a tono of vigor to the
whole body. The conviction Is, in the public
as well as i the medical profession, that the
remedies supplied by the Vegetable Kingdom
are more safe, more successful in the cure of
disease, than mineral medicines. Vegetino is
composed of rots, barks and herbs. It, is
e:Oasant to take and Is perfectly safe to give anl
Infant. D, you need It? Do not hesitato to
try it. You will never regret It.
An Exoellent Medicine.
SPRINOFInLD, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1ST7.
This is to certify Ihat I have used Vegotine,
manufactured by B. H. Stevens. Boston, Mass.,
for Rheumatism and General Prostration of the
Nervous System, with good success. I recom
mend Vegetine as an excellont medicine for
Yours very truly,
C. W. VAND)EGIFT.
Mr. Vandegrift, of the lirm of Vandegrift, &
Ruffmnan. is i woll-known buslne-a man in this
lace, having one of the largest, stores In
PRi PAltED BY
M. IR. STJMV.IDNi, BOSTON, Mass.
Vegetisse IsSold by All DruI&Utgsts.
I g *
The OnI Remed
That Acts at the Same Time on
he Liver, The Bowels and The Kidneys
ThAls combined action gives It toonderful
*ove to curea I diseases.
Wh Are We Sick?
Because eve allow these great organ - tobe
e clogged or i ptd, and oleonous Au
re are therefore f'rced into the bloo
Mould be expelle naturally.
Biionsness I'iles, Constipation Kidney
Comiplafnta and Diseases, 1eak
nesses and Nervous Disorders.
bycausing free action of these organs an
restoringtheirpower to $Arow ofdisease.
Why )uffer Bilious pains and aches I
Why tormented with li'les, Constipation I
Why frIghtened over disordered i dneyn i
Why enduro nervous or sick headiachesi
Why have sleepless nights I
Use KIDNEY WORT and rejoice in
health. It is a dry,vegetable compound and
On* acknge will make Six ate or Medicine.
GeD of your Drug let, he till order it
ELrLou- 0ce $1.00
(willsendpost pad.) Bu. rlington, Vt.
Sleep, Aippetito, Ntren'gtha
Return when iiost,,tter's Stomach ihittersq Is
systematically mued by a bilious dy sp:p.c suf
ferer. Mloreover'. ince the braitn symnp atlizos
closely with 11h0 stomachl andi Its assootateo or
gans, the liver andu the bowels, as thoir do-~
rangemient, is rectlilled by t.he acion of t he Bit
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