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Games, like dogs, have their day,and
the-day of croquet, that favorite dissi
pation of mild-eyed curates and senti
Inental young ladies, seems to be well
high over. Lawn tennis has usurped
its place, and paterfamillas, strolling
about his grounds in the twilight to
enjoy the post prandial elgar,no longer
falls a prey to the malignant hoop.
There are many reasons why lawn ten
nis should win a greater degree of
popularity. than its predeoessor. Per
mitting equally that mingling of the
sexes which must add to the charms of
any out-door sport, as an exercise it Is
at once more picturesque and more in
vigoratingwhile, as a game,it involves
a much greater degree of skill and con
sequently of Intorest. As its name
Implies, it Is anl adaptation of thle fin
lent game of tennis-the royal game,
as It has been enlled-the Jeu de paumue
familiar to all' readers of the early
French chronicles. With the French
kings, Indeed, It was always a iprime
favorite, and in the time of Louis XIV
that grand monarch had his& choloe of
no less than 115 tennis courts wherein
to try "a set" with graceless Richelieu
or gay Lauzun. The last of those
courts was pulled down to maa way
for the Parisian Grand opera house.
Tennis was played II a court much
like a racket court, such as we have
here at the corner of Twenty-sixth
street and Sixth avenue; but IL was a
much more scoentille and dillcult game
than rackets. It was Well called a
royal sport, for only rich mien could
afford it. To build the court alone cost
from $15,000 to $20,000. Originally
played in the court-yard of soie old
chateau, all succeeding tennis courts
have followbd the plan of the original
With at more thanl Chiniese lideolity. As
In the first court, tor example, therec
cbanced to be tin avgle bne of thle side
walls, so In all subsequient tennis
courts the same angle is carefully re
produced in what is knownit as the
"tamabour." So, too, a little grated
window-which chnnced to be in one of
the end walls is preserved, and, under
the name of "grille,'' is made to play
an Important part in the game.
Tennis (supposed to have derived its
name front the number of' players,
originally live onl eachl side) is playedI
like lawn tennis,with balls,rackets and
a net; but in other respects bears only
at superlielal resemblance to its outLdoor
representative. Whait w itih Its bewild
ering contusion o1' chases and galleries,
chase one, close tie door, tirst gallery,
last. gal lery, the door hazard side, and
so on ; itt ito pih att d systt In of s co
ring; the diflicuily imnpar:ted to it by
"wisting" the ball against thle tilde
walls, mluch ats at ball is "Enlglished"
at bil1ards, tennis minust have been il
together too much like a scientilic
problein worked out Wit hiard phy si
cal labor to be very attractive, to falir
players at levst. I nded, it, was not
wvithout its dangeis, too; the impact
of a heavy ten is ball pi opelled by a
str-ong and skillful armii wats by no
ieans to be Ike(zt.( at,; anld it was long
a tradition of the comurt wvhich'i former
Kly3 steed in thne Londonm IIay miarket
~4j f ~ithat a duck had been illed there by a
i~~ : stroke frzom a ball. Sn thne hiddies, at
least, have r'easo~n to bless the in emnory
of ,~tt duke of' luauftort, wh lione day
ha te haiippy Iimutioni to put, upa
net in1 t~he pict~urt-gallery of' his hiouse
atBadimntoni, mand so Iiri't, l1ayed tihe
Frmthat, to lawn'i teiinnis the tranusi
ton was easy.
Lon eore'i tht howvever, that idny
I hacbee aniel pey theht ear fi
QuemEiabe th, "adni tot' is ser-i'j
li mjsty0's outdow,)5 hang inku
13sou eald Iaing a cse luin an
tf h nde fieeldey hle tois
L'~hve wit h and-baivllt. whichan aord'
plrofmninry thle rse of iiiler21.tenryii'
patie siultureso thcamt te enaird
oth Tuoarh ("'moeve that. may
~~ ~ Abeor'i to whomsever we aem bn.
deound fo the bac hin gt ofLiur'e ir
reads ay be thankfut'ltio a aditi Lut
torIci thes ofiu oor'astimest hlch
dye.shu pldantirable elofor t hes
naturs o rdoer y withot whe a nyi
pasnll ntime ulde tthm bt tale, itnd
4n unpotabe ii15c vgttoi
teriTg sand.Te l~enteo ti
pAntorisng1( to ba sue ina ecen bof
atrle ornl, ltte resnoun sunde
whri lo huranes tog Laure bri--t
gren haf bten prieaionpai's a bsut
Sn~fo e to te pmIroporion ofney thea
dye.i Th eat ich ielmongs to fthe
tnatua oder yat hsoastrle, crsotehru
like tour'o wicx iseet highrofug ha ino
denma shrub tkelmss It, Mexhio, es-u
peelalying boremiftlhy Covll
adesethr its aluxurits o epat,hem
an mpentbe mans oaivegetatruen
1 eret~aly reen tefingteas ofhm'b
the riftng snd.The naresee of this
plat sad o bheasein dinti oni alof
auserbe oiann litxebing touir
aw heast'lorthe sithough the( forghrm
greenoft9ih wolige theyrtick bfre
nems to they urruing scro. piTheo
pot otheirlatrasl tr, ceso
like A orri wheb o powlerd bage tharn
abada in llrts o teprehan,th
STAOKNO CORN FODDEI.-Corn fod
der nicely cured and preserved is as a
provender next to the best hay and
better than timo by over matured,
coarse elovor hay ainted with must.
With plenty of sweet fodder, aninials
need nol, suffer, During whiter, dry
cows call be fed upon it and kept in a
safe condition for caivingso that when
there Is lack of hay there is no excuse
for not using corn fodder, It may not
be the best provender for butter, but
there are few dairymen who run winl
ter dairies and do not need to feed hay
altogether. With' the use of the out
ter, corn fodder might be so economi
cally. fed that enough hay can be saved
from hall the usual crop to equal the
amount of hay left over during years
of abundance. Throughout the con
ing winter with an abundance of corn,
oats and fodder, plenty of hay should
be preserved. There need be no anxi
ety where there abounds as at present
so much grain and fodder. Farmers
have long ago come to the conclusion
that it Is better to stack fodder out. It
is mostly preserved in the long stack,
but the old time round stack Il prefer
able for the reason that the butts of
every bundle are exposed to the air.
There Is little opportunity of heating
or again being injured by rains as the
chances of shedding water are better
than in the long stack. In the long
stack the middle or binding sheaves if
gatheredt a particle wet are apt to
mould or sour. Still more care, flow
ever, must be taken when loddor Is
stowed in a barn or shed. During the
weather that has prevalled this au tumn
the round stack Is the safest. Very
little fodder has been ii a condition
sullcliently dry to ioi or place in the
sheds or on barn ilosrs. Aside from
these considerations there can be no
but,ter bulwark against storms than
ricks of fodder thrown around the cat,
TC TuniNjN(;-Ua' oF GARDEN SOIL.
-Professed gardeners will understand
the 11all -ilaaigeientt of these import
aunt littie lamilty faris. It is neeuless
to tell then. how inuch the success of
IexL Sear's lro)s depeiids upon turn
a1 111) the ground (say in Novenmber)
Intettued lot sich Clups. But there
Ir tilatty others of tIose who haye
simtall gardeiw-ald o this class are
many Of our reguhr- well-to-ao fartn
ers-who only raise hall crops Of veg
etables, Uid tuese of an inferior quail
Ly, nt won der how it is so. Now we
Ca2utioL too oIU repeat, tle aidvtce,that
if they w ill uste the gairden- fork, and
tutn tllie soil try i uil lork deep, al
lowing it to teiiait in lumps all winter
expo-ed to thu frust, it will put the
soil in excellent, condition antd tend
greIttlY to add to the iroductioni of
icxt )'ar's C*ops. '1i't11 is especially
the CtSe wit rOtitliti not so treated
I tettent I ly, atnd we wotli mientIon thitIt
Uvutm 3 oiler y ear ib best,illstead of every
year a. soinc gardenere do, Gardens,
atid especiadly old oies, should alsv be
Iminei about ontce in live yelare, aid sal
ted about, e try otiler spriIIg,-tpply
ilg 01 lilaC at Lite a erate 01 a bout tiLrty
bu.ltels to ithe acte, iand of stilt iroin
eilIt 10 teat. I a pltiAyinug salt keep it,
Irolai coint ing in Con1tetat with box edg
Inttg au I other evegreen s,ve'y sittli
trees, &c. buiih a coUrse wat biiig il1)
youtr uni gaitc..s in a suiprtsiiig Ianln
aer'. 'TrlIIi Iys, riad isies, &c., wui grow
'AS wC I Its LtC3' ever dt,' tnd all otlier
Yegetables be largeiy beneitet.
. lnewsl.No Poui~l.-ty.-The poultry
is at h1and and the ol lowiig sugges
tions ity be tPropos: Young chick
ents and old ies acq miiie a ilavor by
beling killed and kept hlt a condition
whlereby t hey many iltmrovo ini tender
hess thr ough the action of' the juiee in
tihe Ileshi. They shlaciI be dressedl and
ihng upl with a piece o1 clbarcoaul liaced
ini thle en i ty to absor b anly alcid ulouts
sub stance thait inuty r'esulti fronii tmos
the process of mellowIng. Poultry
kept, trom Iotud tat least twelv'e hours
belore kIilig will be- forud with in
Lest ies einpty anld till su perilhrtty of
seret Ions ex hatusted. 'lThe tiesh will
be j uley anid lie fat llih. If left to
starve ior two) or thrtee day13s bef'ore
klhlintg, the ileshi becointes liabby, soit,
tasteless anld unltlit for loud, notwith
stanadintg they niuty have been it I tll
Ewimr wite ia tre to ilamb early ought
to be by themilselves tand have better
carei ats thieirI timeC app1) icches. Feedi
a hew miore tu rnips anid give them a
lile moure liberal spin klintg of corn
meali and bran, or oil enke,
A s the Seaison advantces the live stock
rt uir in uer ased at telnI tio; not, ottly
at e they mlore directly depend~entt uponl
our carte, but thiey' are subject to dls.
Co ini lorts I tomt exlposure,w hlih seious
1'lty nerlere with rthe piroilt of' keepinug
hot0L .:D a ppules amd meal aire excel
ioent loud tor' lating hogs ; app)l)es
tare dceil, nmeal is not dear, po01k coin
tinutes to ait I dvace, tandu t--dtay the out
look is a p rolit ini pork lotr te priodui
Weal3itdh of the Unitedi Ntates.
We stand nteta'rthe head of the list
third con the lhst oh' till tile western na
tions. ITheC United Kingdomt cif Gr eat
lr'ita in tand Iruelaund heuadsthte list with
a capital valution o1f $.1.1,.00,000,000,
thenti conmes France with $3h,000,000,
001); the Unaited States withI $02,000,
000,00; G cirmany withl $22,000,000,000;
Rttssia with $1 5.000.00)0,0(00; antd the
Low Goiitr'iesi witht $11 ,l50,000,000 of'
cap1ital collectively. llThese ar'e the
valuatins madi~e by3 those countries of
ttheir enttire resourc'es. Whtt is thte
a1veratge aninual inucoime per' inhlabitant
itt vatriouis countri'es ? We conme to the
ft'ont in this compliairisont. The aiverage
anna hillcome in te UnIIited K Inugdom
Is $ii;Z5; ini the Untilted sttes, '$105 also;
in thle L o v Couti r iies, $130 ; in Flinee,
$125; in tile liritishi Colonties, .$Rt0; it
Germanttlly, and1( also it Sanadinavis, $85.
Ini this i'eckoning .Rissia, wvitit her' I0
mitillins of p~eople, is ouit of' sight as5
yet ; site wvill not be very long. Oat the
tcore cof annual anetumu latlin 011r calse
Is even better, relatively far better.
Thle an nual ttceumulatlonl of weatltht in
Ge'rmany is '$200,000,000; It is $325,000.
000 in tihe United iingdom; 375,000.
(t00 in Franiice,lin the Untited States it is
$823i,000,000. Oui' Ineaseoof nationtal
wealth siince 1850, says a good Enmglih
authority, would be enough to ptir
chtase "'the whole Glermnan emirlie,witlh
its hat'ms, cities, banks, shllpplng,an
u faictures, etc.'' Theim anntnal neeuimut
lation has been $825,000,000, and there
fore each decade adlds more to the
wvealth of tihe.United States titan thte
capital value of Italy or Spain. Ever'y
(liy thtat the sun1 rises upont the Amior
ietan people it sces atn additont ol $2,
30000a tom ..rpl..
LAICD.-Leaf lard, skiji oakofully,
wash, drain, out into bits, put into a
tin pail and set Into a pot of boiling
water. After melting, throw in asmali
quantity of salt to make the' sediment
settle, then simmer for half an hour or
until clear. Strain through a coarse
cloth intbjars. Tie' over bladddrs or
paper and cloth, the latter dipbed in
melted grenge. The other fatty por
tions, wash, drain, cut Into' bits and
put into an IrOn kpttle over a slow tire.
Add a small teaupful of water,to pro-'
vent burning. When the - bits of fat
are reduced to Abers, take out with a
skimmer. .Watch constantly,. anld to
ward the last stir constantly. The -lre
should be moderate front Arst to last.
Sprinkle in a little salt, and when the
fat looks clear take from the liro, and
when cool enough strain through a
sieve or coarse cloth into jars. When
straining lard, do not 'press the cloth
as long as the clear fat will run through
and when you do squeeze it,strain that
part into another jar. Lard keeps best
in small quantities, so it is well not to
use over large vessels. Keep closely
covered in a cool, daric place.
PiCruitE FiIAM.-Cut a piece of
perforated card board two inches long
er than the plicture, letting it run to a
point at the top; cut the edges all
around In squares, points or other
fanciful designs, and work in each a
design or star in colored worsted
(split zephyr); this makes the back for
the fraue. Now cut another piece or
cardboard the exact size of your piet
ure; cut out the center, leaving the
sides, top and bottom the width of the
margin on your picture; work a do
sign in each corner ; a row of plain
cross stitch around the inside edges
and cross the top. Place this in the
center of the back; fasten on by wvork
ing down the sides and across the bot
tom, through both pieces, the sane as
across the top. Braid or twist some
worsted the desired length, fasten at
each side and hang.
CHIcKEN MAYONNAISE.-CUt up sonIC
ighilekens and fry theni nicely in butter.
Let them get cold, then trini into good
shape and put thcm in a covered dish
with salt, popper, oil and vinegar as
for salad; adtld a few pieces of onion
and a little parsley. Let themn stand
thus two or three hours. Then drain
the pieces of cflicken, place thou on
the lettuce in your salad dish aid
spread a nice miayonaise dressing over
all. Some of the chicken when fried
can be saved tor the tomato stufling.
CoFiFEE ICE UDDIN,.-Pound two
ounces of freshly-roasted coifee in a
mortar, just enough to crush the ber
ries without reducing theiii to pow
der. Put, themi into a plit of milk
with six ounces of loni sugar, let it
boil, then leave It to get cold, strain it
oi the volks of six eggs in a double
saucepan, and stir on tho lire- till the
custard thickens. When quite cold,
work Into it a gill andt a halt of creau
Whipped to a froth. Freeze the mix
tLure in the ice pot, theni till a plain ice
mould with it, and lay it in ice till the
tune of serving.
WnEN your canaries are nioulting
and cease to sing, do this: Put, a little
oxide of iron (iront rust from the drug
store,) or put i couple Of lath nails in
the wt ater dicy drink, take away their
bottle bc they can't get any drink but,
their medicine. [in another cup ii
morse a little salfron. The bitter gives
color to their incoming reathers. The
iron braces their systen while moult
ing. In a little while they Will sing
loud enough to cause a headache.
SoU'rimzaN MODE oF COOKiNG licE.
Pick ovecr the rice and watsh it, in cold
wvater ; to oiie lu1t rice putt threo
quiarts boiling wvater and half teaspoon
of salt; boil it j ust Seventeen minu tes
from the tine it begius to boil ; turn
oll' all the water ; set it over a imoder
ate lire wiuth the cover oil; to steatm
fif'teeiinminutes. Ta'ike care and be
accutri'te. The rice wiater 1irst p)oured
o11' is good to stilia muslins,
11ion11NY FiTT irns. -Take hominy
thait hits beeni well boiled (the large
homilny is the best), muash it line, and
add to it three eggs, well beaten,' one
cupi of hlour, two tablespoons of milk
atnd a little salt. Maike It of the eon
sisteiicy of' hoininiy batter, and fry in
hot lard. 'These pr'oportionis need
about a quaritt of hiominy aifter it is
boiled. A very rnice breakfast dish.
N UniEMiiElm 1'UDiDIN.-Tnzree cups)
of flour, two-thuirdis of at cupI of suet
chopped line, one cup of' molasses, one
cup of' stonedl ratisins, one cuip 0of sour
milk and one teaspoon of soda in the
milk. Mix well, and pour Into a but
tered t in hiasin, thon into a steamer,
aind steaii for three hours. Wheni
doiie, you can try it, by runlning a
straw through it. Set it into a hot,
oven f'or live or ten miinutes.
To Bour. VEo I'TAiS Es iOEN.-Put
them inaito plenuty of boiling wvater that
has been salted ; keel) them tucoveredl
and boiling fast till they are done.
To counteract the haridness of the wit
ter, should it exist, a little carbonate
of soda my be added witu the salt.
To UsE STALE BInEAD.-SOak the
broad in hot, water unitil sof't; wvhenu
colii add two eggs, half at cup of sweet
creamit, one teaspoon o[ soda, ia little
salt and flour to make it still' batter like
frittters. Fry in hot, iardi or b)011 in
wa~er, Tlo be eaten wvith svrupij or
hhiowVN BaEAD.-Tharee and1( a half
cups Giahamui ileuri, two cups of Indian
mieiil, two thirds of it cup of' syrup, one~
pint of water, (or if y'ou have not
lienty of milk use all wvater,) one tea
sp~oonful of' salt,. Stecam tour hiouris.
It, is excellent.
Satu.i.y LUN N.--Onie pint flour, butter
hall the size of an egg. 011e teacup
milk, onie egg, two (ablespoonus sugar',
oneC teasp~oon creiam-tartar, one-hali
teaspoon sodla, one1 teaspoon salt.
Rake tw~enly minutes.
SAIcE l'iUANTEc iFon F"si..-Mako a
brown sauice by i'rying~ a chuoppedulc onin
in a little butter, adding a large tea
spooniuil of floutr anid a timbiler of
stock. Simmer a littlie, sitralin, and p~ut
In a tenispooniful ofi vintegar, 011e of
chioppled cucumber pickle and one of'
TIo .M uiAE Snlo is WVArato .-A
coat of gumn-copaul varnishh upplied to
the soles cf boots anad shoes, and r
peated as it, dr'ies tuntil the porecs arc
tilled1, andu the~ sturiace shinues lIke pl
ishied maholiganuy, wvillI make the tsoleg
wvaterproof, anid make themi lasu three
times as long.
IN muainig any13 sauce, p~ut the butter
and 11lour in together, and your sauce
wvili never be lumpy.
Whenever you see your sauce bol
from ilie sides of' the pan you may
know your Ilour or cornu starch is done.
BucxwnEIYATI hlour ia recommended
for giving the hair of hoises a f1ne,
smooth, brilliant appeane. i
"8o she's all br oken up ?" replied .t
Detroit landlady when she heard of the
failure of another woman in the same
business In Toledo. "Well, I know it
was onIV a question of time, I was In
her house for a week, and I saw plain
ly she had no economy about her. 1
toll you, a landlady must think and
"Not only in great things but in
small. There's philosophy in running
a boarding house."
"Well, can't stop to tell you more
than one instance. I have buckwheit
pancakes every morning for breakfast
tor fourteen boarders. They use but
ter on their cakes. I keep the butter
oi tee until it Is as hard as a rook. The
wakes are all placed on the table, not
smoxing not but- mildly warm-just
warm enough to soften the outside of
a lump of butter. In this way.1 make
a saving of two pounds of butter per
week over the usual way of rushing
on hot pancakes. It's only one dodge
out of a hundredbut the landlady wino
doesn't play more or less of them must
ultimately come to grief."
A G ALYSTON Irishman has a very
bright boy, who reads the papers. The
other morning the old man aslied
Patrick Junior why lie didn't retutrn
the change from marketing. There
was no answer except that the boy iit
"have you fed the pig, Patrick?"
A stony stare was the only reply.
Then for about liiteei minutes there
was a vision of a son closely pursued by
a bareheaded father revolving around
the house, until the former overtook
the latter and yanked him over a
"I was only thrying Boycott on yez,
fey thter; for the sake of ould Ireland,
lave inc al nI"
"It's a b*.y.caught; ye are," panted
the old mai. "I'l tache yer to thrille
wid a hone ruler," and he reached out
and gathered a barrel stave.
The applIcation of coercive measures
could be heard four blocks off'. C
Lono S'xFFNrrxcx to hotel writer:
"Bring ue"ome green corn with the
other vege tbes; 1 never saw any
green corn--would like to know what
it looks like." Walter ; "All right,
sir." Goes off and returns in a few
minutes, well loaded with good things
which lie places before his lordship.
Lord S.: %.IWrhere is he green corn 1
told you to bring ime ?" Waiter:
"Why, sir, there it is." Lord S.:
"lBut that Ii not green; It's white."
.Waiter: "Yes, sir, I know sir; but
il this VOtntry we sometimes call peo
plie grceen who are as white as yourself,
sir." A ew seconds later his lord
ship wias heard by every one around
tie ollice, inquiring of the clerk "if
they hired servants in that hotel to In
sult Eniiglish noblemen?"
WuEN Jas. T. Brady first opened a
lawyer's oflice in New York lie took at
basement room, which had previously
been occupied by a cobbler. lie was
somewhat annoyed by the previous
occupant's callers, and irritated by the
fact that lie had few of his own. One
day an Irisbninan entered. "The cob
bler 's gone I see," lie said. "I should
think lie had." tartly responded Brady
"And' wlhat do you sell ?" lie said look
ing at the solitary table and a few law
books. "Blockbeads," responded
Brady. "Begorra," said the Irishman,
"ye must be doig a mighty fine busi
ness-ye hain't got but one left."
JONES is a fault-finding man. Noth
ing ever please8 hIm. While he was
lying sick with a heavy cold the other
evening his wife brought him In a
beautiful new porous plast~er, and .ie
said : "The man who shot that thing
must have been firing at quail.'
A naIGHT little boy who had beeni
engaged in combat with another boy
was rep~roved by his aunt, who told
himi lie ought always to Wvalt until the
other boy "'pitched into him." 'Well,'
exclaimed~ thie little hero, "but If I
wvait for the other boy to begin, I'm
atiraid there won't be iaiy light."
WIShixo to pay his friend a compi
mont, a gentleman remarked :"I hear
you have a very IndIustrious wife."
"Yes,'' replied the friend, with a mel
anchioly soile, "She Is never Idle. She
al ways finds something hor me to (10."
"'WEL.14' said Illilngton,majestically
"we mutstn't be too severe on the
young fellows, I supp~ose I was as big
a fool its any of them when I was
young.'' 'Yes,'' replied Fogg, "and
yotu arc not an old man now, Billing
A nass ball boy tripped, fell and tore
his clothes wvhile chasing a stray
chaokeni in a neighbor's lot, lie told
his mother hie had beenm sent to grass
by a loul. Site reached for home base,
and thme youth went on a strike howl
ing for the old man to act as referee.
SMurra: "I once p)ossessed a splendid
dog, wvhichi could always distingish
between a vagabond and at respectatble
personi." Jones: "Well, whlatt's be
comec of lhim ?'' Smith : "'Oh, I wans
oblIged to give him away I lIe bit mne."
Tliuzx redl-hmaired meon wal ked
solemanly into a Mainm street saloon and
stoodi before the bar. "Hello0," saidl
the barkeeper, lin a tone of iterest,
"Who's elected ? Oh, I beg patrdon,"
lie added, "I thought It was a torch
']CrtjrsmUWz Ta" writes to us-to Inquire
if in eour opinmion It would be prop)er
for himu to support a young haady If she
was taken with a fainft-even If lie
hadn1ii't beenm introduced. P'roper,
young man, ceritaily-prop lier by all
"SriT DOWN,'' satid a handsomnely
dressed anid vivacious young lady at a
fashonmable watering plac--"shi, downi,
It's atl~out the only thing youa can (d0
here withotut p~aying for It.''
A N ch'erly resIdent of Newtmn was
app[roachied by an agenut for a cyclo
pedla. "'I guess I wvon't get one''
said thme elderly citizen, aid franakly
added, "1 know I nevers couald learn to
rido0 one of thme pesky thinags."
"'I amxAmha you were downa wvith the
rhlemniatism,"' excilaimned AlmIrs. Smaith.
"So (1i( 1,'' saidl larry. gleefully;
''butt a raillior 'tis, na'in.'
A VOUNI, lady who has studied all
the "ologies,'' wants to know If the
crack of a rifle is where they put the
A (0000 thinag to keep ian the house.
--A bIg dog. Will otur next-dhoor
nelghbor wvho ownis one, takehe hInt?
Nacv.u try to go to sleep wiha an old
coat for a pillo0w. T1here Is no such
thing as getting a nap eon It.
A sTUcK. U P thiing.--A hiow bhll
Profeasor Dufoure, of Paris, has ar
ranged a thermometric apparatus
which shows the changes of tempera
ture in a very marked way. The mere
approach of the hand to the bulb will
throw a needle over a graduated arc.
The device consists of a bent tube, hav
ing a bulb at one end, coated on the
outside with lampblaok. The middle
of this tube is filled with mercury and
supported by arms nicely pivoted.
Above t. 4 pivot is fixed an index needle
which moves across a graduated arc,
and beneath the pivot hangs a rod to
which is attached by friction a small
weight, which serves to balance the
needle so to make it point to.zero on the
arc. When the temperature risos in the
slightest degree the heat, being readily
absorbed by the lampblack on the air
bulb, drives the mercury forward and
displaces the center of gravity se that
the needle turns at once toward the
right. When the bulb Is exposed to a
The minute lines and furrows on per
sons' hands are likely to receive a far
more useful attention than the observa
tion of the great lines by fortune tell
ers. There is a reason to believe that
the spiral whorls on the thumb and
linger points are peculiar to individu
als and races, and may be as certainly
used to define the ethnological class or
positive identidlation of the being pos
sessing them as the measurement of
the skull or the examination of a pho
tograph would be. Dr. Henry Faulds,
of Tuskifi Hospital, Toklo, Japan, in
an interesting but sometimes Illogical,
contused, letter in the Nature, directs
attention to this subject in a way which
will, however, attract the notice o'f
unturalists and students of- the theory
of development and heredity. The
value of well-based rules of hand
marks injudicial inquiries can hardly
A Great Enterprise.
The Hop Bitters Manufacturing
Company is one of Rochester's great
est business enterprises. Their Hop
Bitters have reached a sale beyond all
precedent, having from their intrinsic
value found their way into almost
ever.v household in the land.-Graphic.
No where in the world, perhaps, are
the Industry and fruitfulness of che
mists so great as lit Germany. In one
of the large chemical works of that
country are employed, regularly, six
chemists, at an annual salary of from
$2,000 to $25,000 each ; another, exclu
sively for theoretical work, at $10,000.
Aside from these are a large number
01- supernumeraries in the various de
partments of all their manufactorics.
Thus the magnitude and superiority of
their chemical manufactories over those
of America may be easily seen, as no
such salaries are paid or extensive
works erected as yet in th's country.
A pulverizing apparatua, or mill, of
simple construction and adapted to a
variety of uses, is described in Les
Mlondes. It consists of a cylindrical Iron
box provided with a rotating axis, to
which projecting radit are attached.
The material to be operated on, or pul
verized, is dropped in through the box,
and its transit being frequently struck
by these rapidly moving radii, it Is
broken into line fragments or powder,
just as a mass of dry earth is broken on
being tossed Into the air and struck
with a stick as it falls. Clays, ores,
minerals, and a variety of other sub.
staices are, by this means, pulverized
to any degree of tiness.
Card collectors please buy seven bars
Dobbins' Electric %oap) of any grocer
and wVrhte Cragin & Co., Philadelphia,
Pa., for seven cards gratis, six colors
and gold. Shakespere's "Seyen Ages
of Mani." Ordinary price 25 cents.
The following are some results made
by Mr. Warren de la Rue and Mr. HI.
W. Muller upon electric light dis
charges under piressure. T1he most bril
liant displays of aurora probably occur
at a hight of thirty-seven miies above
the sea-level, and these would be via.
ible at lve hundred and eighty-live
miles; a carmine tint indicates an alti
tuude of twelve miles; a salmon colored
display thirty miles; and pale, milky
white, thiirty'-thiree miles or more. It
is possible, according to these physi
cists, that the height of the aurora may
sometimes be only a few thousand feet.
In the altitudes above given we have
omitted the tractional portions of iles.
The theory formerly advocated by
Professor Ellas Loomis,of Yale College,
the distinguished meteorologist, that
periods oa severe cold are mainly the
result of cold air descending from the
upper regions of the atmosphere, is not
suistainied by the most recent observa
tions of the U nited States Signal ser vice.
IIe states this himself, in lis latest
paper on weather science, which was
read at the spring meeting of the Na
tional Academy of Sciences.
T1hose wvho use Carboline, as now
Improved and perfected, the great
petroleum hair renewer, are always
distingulshcd by the beautiful soft
texture of the hair produced by the
use of that most exquisite of all toilet
Ie is the general practice to judge of
the wholesomenesas of' water by tihe
qluantity of organic matter which che
mical analysis shows it to contain.
lienice the opinion exp~ressed by Prof.
Iluxley la somewhat startling, lie
says that "water may be as pure as can
be as regards chemical analysis, and
yet. us regards the human body, be as
decadly as prussic acid; and on the
ether handl may be chemnically gross
and (10 no harm to any one.' T hat is,
much organic mastter is harmless,while
tihe particular germs which prodluce
dilsease may exist either in very foul
water or in that, in which the chemist
can detect no imnpurities.
Prof. Marks recently made some cal
culatilons as to Lihe maximun\~ speed at
which locomotive chgi ncs couldi be
driven before the cenitrifugal force
acting on the 'tres of the wheels would
becoime so great as to cause them to
burst. These calculations gave a limit
of' speed ini the neighborhood of 150
miles an hour.
The Casplan Sea is gradualiy becomn
lng lower . A pmortloin 01' time (asterni
shore Ia nowv transformedl into a series
oh lagoons separated by inmddy spaces(3,
andit measurements harve shown that in
1837 the level was nearly four feet
higher than In 1801.* A general dimi
miniion of water seems to be m pro
1;ress in all Asiatic lakes.
Clear g/lass (1obeCs cause a loss in the
dliflusion of' gsliht, twelve per cent.
gliass jglobes ground~ with oriiinmnts,
twenty-f'our per' cent. ; groundi glass
globe, forty per cenit. ; opal globes, six
ty per cent.
T1hirty-four years of constantly In
creasing use have established a rep~uta
tion for D~r. Bull's Cough Syrup see
ond to noc similar preparation. it re
lieves instantly and cures all Coughs,
No liospital Needed
No palatial hospital needed for Hop
Bitters patients, nor large-salaried
talented pul'ers to tell what Rob Bit
ters will do or cure, as they tell their
own story by their certain and abso
lute cures at hiome.-Neto York Inde
An ant, three-eighths of an inch
long, carrying a burden of one-sixth
of a grain, moves at the rate of one
mile in eleven hours. The weight (a
small one compared with that they can
carry) Is eighteen times their own.
They compare with a man five and a
half feet high, weighing 140,pounds,
carrying a weight of 2,500 pounds at
the iate of 170 miles In eleven hours.
VItoNINE does not deceive invalids
into falseo hopes by purging and creat
Ing a flotitiotls appetite, but assists
nature in clearing and purifying the
whole system, leading the patient
gradually to perfect health.
decrease of temperature the needle
'points toward the left. So sensitive Is
this apparatus to changes of tempera
ture, it has been ilecessary, to check
its Sudden tipping over when exposed
to a rather high heat very quickly, to
place two fixed pins at convenient
points beneath the tube.
There are about 400 species of min
erals known; but the varieties of these
specoe, are almost infinite. For ex
ample,carbonate of lime exists as chalk,
marble, spar, lithographic stone, etc.
Yots Must Try it
Do not despair even if you ha.o suffered
for years from weak kidooye and torpid
boweis. The celebrated Kidney-Wort H as
eurod hundreds of casos of from five to thirty
yeara standing. It is naturo's great romoey.
SARDIS, Miss,, April 24, 1119.
11. It. STEVEINS, Bostoni:
Dear sir.-i certify that my wife line fro
qut ly used your vegeine for Sick Ileadache
and experienced great Relief from its 118
L. A. DORR.
WITH GOOD SUCCESS.
Dropsey and Kidney Complaint.
DEs NIOINES, Iowa, Sept. 10, 138.
Dear Sir-i tlink very highly of your Vego
tin. having used it for Dropsy and Kidney
Complaint, with good sutccess. I have also ro
cominenicd it to others who have boon greatly
lbenolILted by Its u,-o.
D. E. EGG LESTON,
No. 300 Walnut St.
Hf. it. STEVENS: PHIIADMIA.IuIA, July 21. 1ST.
Doar Sir--I have been aTlIcited with Female
Wcakness and Wpinb Disease for many years.
Last March my h1'liband got me a Iototle or your
VegetInc, and beforo I had Inished talIng it I
found roller; Ihe second and third bottles gave
me still lurther relief, anti I heartily recom
Inend It to all females suffering from Female
Mis. ELIZABETH 1. JOHNSON,
2246 North seventh Street.
I am personally acquainted with the abovo
Persons and sold then a number of bolttles of
J. 0. EBERHARD. M. D.
Vegetino has never jlied to effect a curo,
gIing tone and stroegm to the system debl.t
tated by disease.
IL R. STIV.iDNS, BosTON, Mass.
Vegeinmo insold b.V All Dlruggsts.
Sleep, Appetite, Stremigth
,Return when Ilostotter's stomach Bitters Is
systiematically used by a bilious dy.speptic suf
ferer. Moerocveor, sInce t he brain slympathlzes
closely with the st~omach and its associato or
gans, the liver and the bowels as tileir de
ranigement a isreetillod by the notion of the lilt
tors, menial dlespondency produced by that
derange.ment d1isa pars.
For sale by all Drug lets and Dealers
TEAS18( --ChoictI in the world-hm oter'
I a9 rii~5 co an every bod
Weeiea inducomonts-io' wate tite-end
for circular. En n "r WVE L L ,
41 Veser St., N. Y. P'. 0. Dla 1281.
E NCYCLOPA~DIA a
i'i isrhii cpe n I iit niy coip~eto ad rolla
Formi. It lli hiiw Io porrorm ciilim thenrious du
iisaO if cmii how to appoucr to thmo bes~t advantage
AoWNTS8 WANTED.])-Henud for circular. contain.*
in ml miorilim ofh work ans e xtra toro a o
$77 7A V EA ii amt ex penses to ag'ta
Outfit Fdree, Address P.*
- .Avv".ta. Maine.
LITii!I vsitin ou lr i tir limr a ciin Mu
i~r. W Ml. C. iiATrsJ1, Box 20, WVest's Mill, 51alue.
Taosae answering an Aavetbemens wI
eon er favor upon the Adyertiserm and tlh[
Pub hber bysltaUgthattheysawtheadVe"
iteasen5 In tis iounai (naaindIg th*
are quickly andI surely turod'by the use of KIPNgy
havtog nmuch an immenno male in all parta of thE etn
and tone tq the dnlsevd organs, and threg ten
hiumorg. Hidney disonnecs of thirty y earisata fing h
&e., which have distresed the victims for years
power. Nol~wm Alehole iorm h hdo
loaemdij snd o,. pal nd ~l 11
The' Only Medicine
That Acts at the Sa01 Time oR
The Liver, the Bowels and the Kidnep.
These great organs are the natural qleans
e o the system. It they work well eaith
w e perfect a if they bcome eoo
dreadful diseaed are sure to ollow wtgd
Bilieusneus, Headacho, Dyspepsia, Jaun
dice, Constipation and Piles, or Kid.
noy Complaints, Gravel, Diabetes,
or Rheematie Pains and Aches,
are devoloped because tho'blood is p9leoned
with the humors that should havo been
will restore the healthy action and all these
destroying evIs will b banished ; neglect
them and you will live but to suffer.
Thousandshavebeen cured. Tryitandyou
will add one more to the number. Take it
and health will once more gladden your heart.
Wy Sotrloser firo tbetomestofsanAeagbaekll
Why bear ss distres from esasUtpaUea ad Pile.s
KIDNRY-AWORT will cure you. Try a pack.
age at once and be satisfied.
19 is a dry vegetable compound and
One Packagemakessix quarts of Medicine.
Your Druggist has it. or toul get it orE
you. Ins1i upon having it. Dries, #1.00.
WELLS, 1ICHARDSON & CO.,, 1roprietoN#,
10 (Wil send pest paid.) Hulington, Vt.
11yo are a In fyotsAro
of us veak i or let
ened by te aIn teratollin over ils
yr dutie aVoid Iniht .ork to McS.
timulants and use toto bmein nervoand
Hop Bitters. Jasto, oo Hop B.
it you are young and fferin from ally in.
iscretion or (i18lsim~ l; I you arse cilar,
poor h ile, old or Io Uini i
~eehe~~ or laigeili noilhodf c.
ness, mly on o p Btters.
Whoover yo u Are Thousands dio an
whenever you feel nualy f r o m some
that y ouI r syrtin font) of ii
needs cleansin , t.'k diease tiat nii lit
witfhout Itiox itiAtieyg600
a p - HopBitters
peps'a, Uflj D. I. 0.
or 3ura coi- is an absolute
9f it e r StiAnd ftreista
Wwvr Or n.. al O drunkenoms,
You will be toi o, ol)I''
Cured It yonuso narc~otles.
Hop Bitters I
Ifyouarosim. Sold hydrug.
ly weatk and gist..s. 11sd for
Pow "tritedi" N ER Circular.
7Ve hn0oer wru co.,
8N1fe FAl "
saved hun- - e r,. Y.
Sterling Music Books.
NEW ENULANI) CONSEtVATolty METHOD,
FOR THE PIANOFORTE.
In three parts; each $1.50, or complete, $3.25..
Th 8 is a method of establislied roputatlon,
which has been Icons ant use ini I li h great
.Conservatory, and is getting to be every wioro
*known and valued. Ilia recolved declded coin,
inondations fron the best, Ltechers.
Dietionary of Msuscall Insforsnaation.
($1.25).) Very convenient, book of reference.
Grove's Dictionsary or Mjsso tasatt
Musaiciasm. Vol. 1. ($0.0j) A grand ncyclo
Statsuier 11(3 11arrett's Iiefllosary of
Musical Terass. (Comaplete, s5.e). A fa
Inolls and usclul work.
IlClster',N Cntianterpoint. ($2.00) 1 [eli.
ter',s Fa9gue. (.(0.) Two staiundard works on
Tan WVelconoe 4hrus, (fl.00) for ilgb
s.choIls, ani Song 11011#, (5)Cts.) for Cornmnon
Schools, should be 1in the mind of every teacher
in need of new books.
Jolason19 's Nev Metlat for Ma1r.
1n10sy. (61.) By A. N Jioinson. Is liilexcelled
for easo, sinsplic ty anti l.horoughnio-s.
Tensperasae Liglat (12 ct9.), Tenpe.
rassce Jeweu (35 cts), and isal's Tea-s.
peraco Glee ok (40 1S.). ar our thr. o
Uest,Tenperatico books. TRY TIHEM I
Any book mailled, post-free, for above prices.
OLIVER DITSON & CO., Boston.
J. E1. DITNON.N & Co4.,
192 hclastnt( Street. Ph laildeph Ia.
YOU CAN BUY THE BLATCHLEY
Unlneul,or wvith Copper, Forcelnins,or irona
Linings. Each one stetic I led willh my imme as
manufacturer is warrantedl in mauterial and1( con
strutetion. For sale bsy the best hioues in the
trade. If you (10 not know where to eot this
pump, write to me as below, and1( I w i send
name Of agent neairest you, whoe will supply y'ou
at my lowest prIces.
CHAB. 0. BLATCHLEY, Manufacturer,
308 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Also SALARypenonth. All EXPENSES
advanced. WASES promsptly puid. S LOA N
de Co. 300 George St. Cirninnaii. 0.
SEWING MA~iliNEI NKEDLES9-8lx for 15 eta.
L 27 cents a doze', post-paidi. Address
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Fir., B1urnt (ork, TIheatrical Face Preparations.
Jarler 's Wax WVorks Wilgs, lcardls and Mountaones.
at reduced prices d0tumes0, Scenery, Chsarades.
New Catalognes sent tree cm'taihting fu i dnscrlption
and prices. NAMUIEI, FRtEN(Ji & 80N,38 East
Fourteenth btreet, New York.
All styles. Goad, Siiver and Nickel,
to 4150. (lhains, etc..seont C0 O.D.te
be exanined. Write for Cataloge ato
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Gl *a4 cent '0r vaibi iration to
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BYRN'S POCKET MICROSCOPE.
Dieteots Couniterleit Money.
Shld~ly in lii ith, Foreien sun
stnnes in the lEye and woun.s
.?Oxsre MagnHy lower.
S Metals, Iilogible Writing, etc.
TIwo dule Convo sx Lens,l 1)
inches wide, Lenther Moinuntet .
80 cents in St.,m pi. Freon by
mnail. A (ENT'S WANTIIJD.
Addross Mii L.BIYRN, d0 Nassau street, N. Y.
LLElN'N lin Frood cures Nervous Debity
l.and Weakness 01f(leier ative Organss, SI-all
iriaggists.Avomul.fr Circular to All"n Phamc
A. AND PILES.
.OT Janwand Wondernal remedy whicn ie
ry, workgon natural prinoiplee. It restores strength
cleanses the system of acoumulated and poisono'us
to been cured, also Pios, Constipation, Rtheumatirn,.
o havo volumesof testimony of its wondoynAs curative
ore harm than '* or draatio pills, but use naturee