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HINTS ON SHOPPING.
How to Reduce the Buyingof Goods to an
Shopping is a matter that can be (and
should be) almost reduced to a matter
of exact science, and it is one whose
best lessons are often bought with the
extravagant price of experience.
Whether the good shopper is.bhorn and
not made is open to question; but it is
certainly true that there are certain
general principles of shopping which
can be learned, and thus save the be
ginner a world of trouble and no little
expense as well. Perhaps one of the
most important of these principles is to
learn to beware of the igni.s fitui of a
"bargain" day, without boin; too skep
tical of, its possible advantages. This is
a custom gradually gaining in American
cities, and fashioned after the "occa
sion" of the Bon Marche of Paris.
'there are unquestionable advantages
to be found on these bargain days, but
when one buys goods without any very
definite use for them, because, indeed,
they are so cheap. the occasion becomes
a delusion and a snare. The woman
who comes home with dozens of yards
of ribbons for which she has no im
mediate or definite use, or "remnants"
of choice velvet, or brocade, or pieces
of lace, bought because some time
they may be 7 a convenience-;-such
a shopper is a blessing to the
trade, but quite the reverse to
herself and her family. Franklin's old
motto, that "nothing is cheap that you
do not want." is as applicable to-day as
it was a century ago. Styles of material
and colors change with the seasons,. and
the corner-stone of to-day is the reject
ed stono of next year. Another wise
limitation for the average shopper is to
tvoid pronounced appearances in dry
goods. The "pattern" dresses of one
season are not only bad form in the
next, bt are so obtrusive and .triking
that they hecon:o useless to a woman of
refined tasto, and it is very poor
sconomy to purchase such a gown
even in the height of the mode,
unless one has a very large and varied
wardrobe. The first requisite of a
gown that must do good service is unobh
truliveness. It may bh as choice in
material, as exquisite in fit, as refined
in ornament, as one pleases; the more
graceful and dainty the better, but
simple and unobtrusive. Dr. Johnson's
test, that a lady is well dressed when
one can not remember what she has on,'
Is certainly a good one. Another ex
colent principle in shopping is to select
one first-class house and always go to it
for one's wares. In this way one gets
the benefit of those countless favors al
ways shown to the regular customer;
one discovers the exact local. of each
department, and can therefore go
without loss of time, and when special
bargains are to be offered the regular
customer receives timely notice of it.
While it may occasionally happen that
one would save something on a certain
article by looking about atother houses,
yet, in the long run, the time and energy
wasted would count for far more than
the trifle saved. And in the long run
one makes much the more economical
expenditures and receives the most sat
isfaction by patronizing one large and
first-class establishmont.-Boston Bud.
Extract from a Lecture byv lr. Kellogg,
of iattle C(reek Sanitarihum.
Build your house with a well-venti
lated basement which may be used if
desired for dry storage, butdo not put a
fruit or vegetable cellar beneath living
rooms unless you are willing to endan
ger the health of your family. ;ince
the temperature of the earth below the
frost line is about 500 to 600 it is easier
to make a cellar wholly or partly beh
neath ground, although thesame object
can be secured by building it with Very
thick walls above ground. Vegetables
and fruit breathe in a manner similar
to animals, and so exhaust, as well as
contaminate, the surrounding air. HIis
popularly suppbsed that plants purrfy
the air in which they are growing, and
so they do-to a certain extent-by us
ing utip some of the carbonic acid gas,
but they also consume oxygen and are
in this way a drain upon the life
giving oloments of the air. But
after a fruit or a vegetable has
reached maturity, it ceases to con
sumo carbonic acid gas while still
consuming oxygon. It throws off a cer
tain amount of carbonic acid gas as be
!ore, however, and in tightly-closed
cellars or store-rooms the amount of this
gas has been known to be so great as to
produce suffocation. There is also the
additional danger which comes from de
cay of animal or vegetable matter, and
consequent contamination of the air
from this source. The germs of decay
are so plentiful and work with such
rapidity that all ordinary precautions
as to cleanliness will not render safe a
cellar underneath a house.
Stvlies That Are in High Favor,
The belted round waists continue in
high favor, and are made in various
ways, the simplest and one of the very
popular forms being the old-fashioned
model seen in portraits of our grand
mothers, with many rows of fine gaug
ings both front andback. Many fabrios
arranged in this style are made up with
out linings; the waist is thus more easi
ly and perfectly fitted, and is worn over
a half-low silk underwaist. The dress
maker generally prefers having a lining
of batiste or silk sewed in with the
seams to strengthen them, but this does
not do very well with wash dresses, as
the two different materials will not
shrink in the same proportion after
being laundered. Another pretty waist
very much used by those who have
slight figures has the top laid in fine
brier-stitahed plaits to represent a
pointed yoke. The sleeves are plaited
and stitched to correspond, theso plait
ings just above the elbow on the full
sleeve, and again at the wrist above the
flaring cuff.-N. Y. Post.
Jones-Your wife has been dead seev
oral years, has she not?
Smith-Yes, more than three years.
"Then why do you keep on wearing
crape on your hat?"
"So that I will remember that the
never-to-be-forgotten one has passed
--Wag Yin Wan, a wealthy San
Franocisco Chinaman, and Lawyer J.
Moury, of the same city, have purchased
t15,000.00 acres ,4 land on the Isthmus
of Tehatntepec, They propose to colo.
alie the trait with Chinese and culU
mre or w 1Ude a uo Wbpt Qg
-Warm dishes for the table by im
mersing them in hot water, n't by stand
ing them on a hot stove.
--Lemon Pie: Two lemons, two cups
of sugar, three eggs, one cup of milk,
three teaspoonfuls of corn-starcb; bake
between two crusts.-Boston Globe.
S-Raspberry Pyramid: Crush a pint
of ripe raspberries with a pint of sugar;
beat the whites of four eggs; mix all
together until it stands in a pyramid.
-A frying-pan should never touch
water. Scour them out with salt the
moment they are done with, and wipe
clean with a cloth. A washed omelet
pan makes a poor omelet.
-Add a tablespoonful of borax to a
pan of hot soapsuds; put your table sil
ver in it, and let it stand two hours.
Rinse it with clear water and polish
with a soft cloth or chamois.
-What is more disagreeable to use
than a rusty flat-iron? Rub them with
fine emery dust and sweet oil. If you
can not make them smooth, send them
to'a factory and have them ground.
-The stains of ink on books and en
graving; may be removed by applying
a solution of oxalic acid, citric acid or
tartaric acid upon the paper without
fear of damage. .These acids take out
writing ink, but do not interfere with
-Berry Mush: Stew a quart of ber
ries in a pintof water, sweeten to taste,
and stir in a heaping teaspoonful of
corn-starch, wheat flour, or arrowroot,
to give the b3rries consistency. Serve
cold, with cream. If made stiffer, the
mush can be cooled in molds for a sum
mer dish.-Demorest's Monthly.
-Pearls: Two cupfuls white sugar,
one-half cupful butter, one cupful sweet
milk, whites of seven eggi well beaten,
two spoonfuls baking-powder, three
small cupfuls of flour; flavor with al
mond or ro;e. Bake in small, round
tins, and ice tbickly.-Ladies' Home
-Take one cupful of salt codfish and
pick it into small pieces; freshen it a
few minutes in luikewarm water, drain
it from the water and add one cupful of
milk thickened with a dessertspoonful
of flour and a tablespoonful of butter,
and pepper to suit taste; when it beglps
to hcil remove from the fire and pdur
over four pieces of buttered toast; gar
nish with slices of hard-boiled egg.
-Lentil Soup: Put a half pint of len
tils, one onion, with two cloves stuck
into it, a small bunch of herbs, and two
ounces of butter, into two quarts of
water. Let them come to a boil and
simmer for two hours; add two ounces
of pearl barley, some spinach, blanched
or scalded, and chopped up. Let all
boil together till well cooked, and season
with popper and salt. As the soup is
• thick, it needs much stirring, but it is
exceedingly nourishing.-l lousekeeper.
i-Spiced Breadi Sift into a pan one
pound of flour, put into a half pint of I
warm milk a half pound of butter; stir
the milk and butter into the flour anl
a wineglassful of good yeast and a lit
tle salt; mix these well together, and
sit in a warm place, but not too warm to
rise; let it rise a full hour, then add a
half-pound of sugar, a half-grated nut
meg, largo spoonful of cinnamon and a
wineglass of rote water; mix these well
into a sponge, pour into a pan, and set
to rise again; let it rise a half-hour and
bake in a slow oven.--Boston Budget.
-Any woman may spot a dishonest
milkman with very little trouble. Let
her take a long slender bottle, cleanse
it thoroughly and let it dry out. If,
then, it is filled with milk and allowed
to stand in a cool-not cold-place for
forty-eight hours, all the foreign fluid
will be precipitated--that is, it will set
tloe to the bottom of the bottle. The
soured milk will then fill the middle of
the bottle and the fatty substance will
be floating on the top. Sometimes the
top will be a layer of cream, then will
come a layer of albumen-another arti
ficial device to make the milk look rich
-then will come the scored milk and
at the bottom will come the foreign
NEW YORK FA.SHIONS.
Stylcs That Ar Cons'dcredtl En Regle for
Late Summer Days.
Sweet-pea blossoms, white and color
ed, real and artificial, ame the popular
decorative flowers of the moment.
F"ine Irish point lace, in pure white
and pale beige tints, is made use of for
bonnets for evening drives, and is also
much used on sailor and garden-party
hats of Neapolitan braid.
Among the expensive waistcoats worn
with rich white cloth blazers, are those
I f bright yellow faillo striped with
liagonal bands of bla.:k velvet, red
Victoria silk models sprayed with very
i.mall whiite flowers, pale-greon silk gil
as shot with gold, and trimmed with fine
gold galloons, and snow-white corded
silk waistcoats in Louis XIV. style with
uilver buttons and delicate silver em
broidery, or with handsome white
snamel buttons with Rhine-stone cen
I tors, the fronts, collar and pocket-flaps
of pure white silk embroidery.
A charming toilet, recently worn at a
fashionable garden fete, was of white
foulard, with a broad rose-pink stripe
in it, and a delicate and beautifully
shaded flowering of pink roses between
tlhe stripes. Tihe bodice had shoulder
puffs and a yoke of strawberry silk with
rich lace points over the yoke. A Cor
day collar was trimmed with bandsof fine
gold passembnterie, and from this col
lar fell a light jabot of the costly lace.
A pointed girdle of the gold garniture
finished the bodice at the waist.
A Disectoire coat to be worn over
skirts of very expensive black lace, is
made of pale primrose-yellow silk, with
a narrow stripe of butter-yellow satin
in it. This opens o-er a full front of
superb black silk nem over plain yellow
satin. At the lower edge of this vest
are bars of black velvt ribbon. There
is also a deft arrange ment of net and
velvet ribbon around the neck and at
the edge of the Vandyked sleeves.
Ladies are wearing with their pretty
outing costumes the long chamois
gloves which protect the arms from
the sun's rays, and which can be
washed in a light suds and made fresh
and tidy in appearance. The white
castile soap used is put in the water,
and not rubbed directly on the gloves.
Also for strong, serviceable wear are
used the gloves of real Russia leather,
which are sold in tan and other brown
shades, including mahogany. These
gloves are easily recognized by the pe
culiar perfume which is always present
with this particular make of leather,
attributable to a certain kind of oil used
in the tanning process-N. Y. Evening
--Out in Michigan a bolt of lightning
ripped off the trousers' legs and boots of
William Dickinson, but did not hurt
him, though it put him q asleep tor aUl
FARMhE AND PLAiNTER
FARMING IN MISSISSIPPI.
A Negro, a Mule and a Plow to Every
Some portions of our land was not
nlantod until the 5th of June, and
much of this wa; chopped out on July
1, owing to bad weather and scarcity of
labor. What has become of lll the no
groes coming into the Delta the past
spring is a mystery. Either they have
returned to the uplands, or tha acreage
has been so greatly increased, making
a greater demand. Certain it is that
ilabor is very scarce at $1.25 Ter day.
It seems to be a settled conviction here
that success in farming consists in
growing the laltrost crops with
greatest number of laborers, and on
these large plantations ~s is a con
stant effort to get "hands." This, of
course, makes the laborer independent
and worthless. No strict business plans
can be inaugurated, and no farmer who
sees that he gets the value of his money
can hire any laborer, because on the
larger properties there is more chance
to shirk. One of the great difficulties
in the way of small farms is the above
fact. It is easier to obtain labor on one
thousand acres than it is on one hun
dred.s The cause is obvious. The rule
here is the more land one can put in
cotton or corn the more bales and
bushels will be harvested. There is no
profit in this, neither is it expected,
but as tenants or share workers, the no
gro's crop usually pays his rent ani sub
ply account, with usual profit thereon,
an 1 the profit on supplies, gins, etc., is
where the money is made. There is no
doubt that the alluvial uiil of this delta,
under an improved or extensive system
of agriculture, could he made highly
profitable to owners; but so long as the
negro can be had the outfit will con
.tinue to be,.a negro, mule and plow to
every fifteen acres of land. My experi
ence has been that this land requires
more work and for a longer time than
our uplands, and it is impossible for
any negro, under systems broughtabout
by his freedom, to cultivate properly
over four acres of land, but planters
think the cost of houses, teams, etc.,
would be out of proportion to the land
tilled. Yet hundreds of tenants trying
to cultivate ten acres to the hand do
not make as much cotton as the one on
There is no effort being made, or any
desire to do so, to introduce labor-saving
implements, and to familiarize the la
borer with them. Scarcity of labor will
eventually cause introduction of labor
saving devices. The use of the harrow
in broadcast cultivation of cotton and
corn would be viewed with distrust, and
the attempt considered insanity. Cul
tivators can be frequently seen on our
plantations, but are setting under some
shed or outhouse, having been cast
aside. If the practical, wide-awake,
Georgia farmer's methods would be
adopted here there is no question that
the Mississippi valley would produce
more cotton than the world could
consume, so really it may be a provi
dental thing that no better systems are
adopted. Overflows will prevent any
change here-there is not sufficient se
curity to justify one to do any thing to
wards improving and building up the
country. It is time and money wasted.
Our crops are so late and plants so
small there is no possible chance to
mako books balance on cotton this
year-in fact, in many sections the con
dition is bad. Cut-worms ruined hun
dreds of acres of cotton and corn.-Cor.
KILLING COTTON WORMS.,
The hest ltethod of Using and D!strlbnt
iug Paris Greeln.
In using paris green for the destruc
tion of insects, it is almost if not quite
as effectual when extended in forty or
fifty times its bulk of almost any dry
substance, like flour, wheat; middlings,
sifted wood washes, fine ground land
plaster, plaster of paris, or dry slacked
lime. The writer has found slacked
lime one the bLest, cheapest and easiest
obtained sub stances for extending
paris green in, art beosides it is readily
distributed and afterwards sticks quite
as well as any thing else to
the foliage. But the lime should
be slacked long enough to be
deprived of most of the caus
ticity, else it will be apt to burn the
foliago. Dealers in lime usually have
any quantity of it they will sell for less
price than unslacked stone lime.
Having, say, forty pounds of dry
slacked lime, lay it. on a clean, tight
floor or piece of cenvas, and into it put
one pound of paris green, and using a
paddle for the purpose, mix the two in
timately. The green being a rank poi
son, it should never come in contact
with the hands, and when being distrib
uted on the cotton the laborer should
keep to the windward so the dust
will blow away from him. For
a distribution on a small scale a
common pint flour dredging box,
with the holes in the cover enlarged,
is as good as any thing, and if
there is a small hole made in the bot
tom of the box to allow the access of
the air, it will work more freely. Of
course, when there are acres and acres
to be gone over, something better and
larger than a flour drodging-box must
be had, and may be got of the tinner in
town, who, being shown the dredging
box and what is wanted, will make any
size and number. If flour, land plaster,
plaster of paris, wheat middlings, sifted
wood and coal ashes, are used to extend
the paris green in, proceed as with the
dry-slacked lime in each instance, one
pound of the poison to forty pounds of
the other carefully mixed before using.
In case there is any thing to be feared
from the causticity of the lime, the
distribution of the stuff may be in the
day-time after the dew is off, but if any
other of the substances are used, it were
the better practice to dust the cotton
early in the morning while the dew is
on, or late in the evening after it begins
to fall. A heavy rain will wash off the
poison, but the writer bas found in the
case of the Colorado beetle one thor
ough going over of Irish potato-vines
was sufficient to dispose of them for the
season. It is, therefore, his impression
the cotton-worm may be effectually de
stroyed for the season if, when they ap
pear in force on thi cotton, the vegeta,
tion is carefully dusted over with paris
green extended in forty times its weight
of dry slacked lime.- Homo and Farm.
The Various Constlituents. Needed in the
Development or Plants.
The mineral constituents of plants,
such as phosphoric acid, potash and
lime are derived solely and entirely
from the soil. Nitrogen, on the other
hand, may be taken into the plant from
the soil. It now seemseertain from ex
perimapts a p urop. sa4Q bv t r4re
station In Connecticut- that aialfa .
clover,- peas and .many other
plants belonging to the class called r
legumes gather a part of their th
nitrogen from the air. The plants w
which have this power may be.called a
nitrogen collectors. The legumes- con- ri
tain large quantities of nitrogen in the do
form of protein. The protein comrn
pounds form blood, muscle, tendon, o
bones and other nitrogenous tissues; ni
hence the legumes are especially valu- e
able for fodder. Furthermore, nitrogen q
is the most valuable constituent of ma
nures, and is by far the costliest in
gredients of commercial fertilizers. b
Plants which have the power of
gathering nitrogen from the air,
have, therefore, a two.fold ad*
vantage for the farmer. As
fodder, they supply the protein
which corn, corn stalks, silage, straw,
the poorer qualities of hay and many.
other food materials lack for making D
meat and milk and giving animals oj
strength for work. When they are tl
plowed under or fed to stock and the It
manure returned to the ground they
supply the nitrogen which other crops, ci
such as wheat, rye, oats, grasses, root- o
crops and potatoes are unable to acquire it
for themselves-Bulletin of Department
TOPPING COTTON. b
A Popular 'Pr:actice Under Certain Con
Mr. J. W. Morris, of Doorpork, Ark., B
writes, asking for information about ti
topping cotton. In this Slate (Tex.) si
the practice is becoming popular and o'
under certain conditions it is product- a
ive of good results. Where cotton Y
is well branched and bushy topping a
appears to have no beneficial effect, but B
when it has a tendency to run up "sky n
high," the removal of the top at the
right stage of growth, alters the form
of the plant and assists in its fruiting. b
Another advantage is that the plant
shades the soil better, a point that
every cotton-grower will appreciate. o`
As the causes of cotton growing spindly t
are various, so will vary the advantages ti
from topping. -
Much of the skyward tendency of cot- "
ton is due to run-out seed, some to soil b
and some to season. In the formercase a
topping will change the form of the
plant. but have little or no effect on the
crop, but where soil or season are the
cause of the mischief, it will pay to re
move the top.
An old planter, who has practiced top
ping, when necessary, for the past E
twenty year,, assures me that labor
spent in topping cotton, when the
spindly growth is not owing to poor
seed, will pay better than any other
labor bestowed on the crop. His time t
for operation is when the plant is about 1
two to three feeoot high or when it has
well set its squares.
His modus operandi is to go along n
the rows with a long-bladed sharp
knife and chip off the tops. This can
be done at a quick walk, and an active s
boy can get over five acres a day. t
I have never practiced topping be
yond an occasional plant that showed
its head away above its fellows, as I f
only plant good seed and my soil does
not favor height at the expense of t
breadth, but a close observation of my n
experiment; leads me to believe that
the hints given above will be worth
acting on.-Cor. Home and Farm. I
HERE AND THERE. E
-A cow calving in the fall will give
more milk in a year than one calving in
--The quarters for sheep should al
ways bo dry, as damp quarters cade t
colds and other diseases. e
-In arranging the winter quarters ]
for the stock, plan to make, save and
apply all the manure possible.
-(Get rid of the poor milkers before i
cold weather sets in. Sell when they
are grass fat.
-A little corn-meal and wheat bran
scalded well make a good feed for
-It is not the amount of products
sold, but the profit on them that makes
the farm.work pay.
-A cross of pure-bred male on the
best native females often produces a
valuable general-purpose animal. I
-In stocking a farm the character of
the soil should be considered and stock
bhe selected that is well adapted to the
farm and locality.
-Farm machinery and implements
are costly items of farming, and a great
saving can be made in giving them good
-As yet the two things, perfection of
flesh and of dairy products, have not
been produced in the same animal.
-Shropshire ewes are not only very
prolific, but in addition they are good
mothers, and in many other respects are
a very desirable breed.
-Unless more than average godd care
is taken, the hens that are allowed a
good range will lay more eggs than
Sthose that are kept confined.
--It is not good economy to turn the
f sheep into pastures or fields where there
is cockle and burdock burrs. Getting
Sthese into their fleeces will lower their
t --Always select breeding stock with
Sreference to health, activity and vigor
as well as to early maturity or ease of
Sfattening. These latter are rather minor
-Farm-yard manure, is, after all, the
best that the farmer can use, and by
Sbeing careful to husband the natural
Saccumulations in the barn, sheds and
feed lots, a large amount can be readily
S--The independence of the farmer
Slies in the fact, that with good manage
ment he can grow every necessary sup
ply for his table so far as his soil and
S-In feeding stock economnically it is
san Item to feed them something that
a they can digest, as it is not the quantity
Sthey eat, but what is digested and as
similated that is most beneficial.
s -Under present prospects for winter
e feed of all kinds it is comparatively an
Seasy matter to overstock the farm, and
' it is not good economy to attempt to
Swinter over more stock than can be kept
. growing steadily.
-When breeding horses for your own
it use get what is best adapted to your
business, but in breeding for market you
must breed what is in demand, if you
expect to realize the most money, ir
Srespective of what may be your par
S--In dairying, it is the amount of
d milk that a cow gives in a year that de
y termines her value, rather than what
r she will give in two or three months
Swhen at her best. Of course grass is an
. important item, but plenty of Sq$ Is
1Fame and good reputation consists in
doing the right thing In the right way at the
right time. Generals are famous who led
the way to victory. Orators are famous
who touchedthe heartof the people. Smith's
Tonio Syrup'is famous because it has ever
accomplished correct results. Used in the
right way at the right time it invariably
does the right thing. It never makes a
failure. It never brings disappointment. It
was invented by the eminent Dr. John Bull,
of Louisville, $y., as a substitute lor qui
nine. Itdoes its work even better than was
expected. It has all the good qualities of
quinine and none of its evil tendencies. It
cures chills and fever, colds1 inflrenza, la
grippe, etc, even when quinine fails. It is
pleasant to take and children like it. It
builds up a broken down constitution and
fortifies it against the insidious attacks of
IT is not always proper to address the
young man behind the soda fountain as
ootor, even though he Is a fizzician.
WEST BROOK, NORTH CAROLINA,
Sept. 6, 186.
DR. A. T. SHALLENBEROER
Rochester, Pa. Dear Sir:-The two boxes
of pills you sent me did every thing you said
they would. My son was the victim of Ma
laria, deep-set, by living in Florida two
years, and the Antidote has done more'than
five hundred dollars' worth of other medi
cines could have done for him. I have had
one of my neighbors try the medic.ne, and
it cured him immediately. I now recom
mend it toevery one sufiering from Malaria.
Respectfully yours, W. W. MoSROE.
Ut1xEss she sails under false colors, the
brunette should never be as light-headed as
the blonde.-Munsey's Weekly.
That Unfortunate Liver of Yours,
Bilious reader, will never resume its func
tions with regularity and vigor if you per
sist in pestering it with blue pill and calo.
meL Don't you know that these are equally
objectionable forms of the cumulative poi
son-mercuryl We presume y~oudo, and
yet you go on using them. Desist, and re
pair damages, regulate the abused organ,
and invigorate it with Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters, incomparable, also, for dyspepsia,
nervousness and kidney complaints.
A MAX who can not keep his own knife
tin minutes generally can keep a borrowed
blade ten years.-Ashlaud Press.
INVALIDs, aged people, nursing mothers
overworked, wearied out fathers, will find
the happiest results from a judicious use of
Dr. Shorman's Prickly Ash Bitters. Where
the liver or kidneys are affected, prompt
action is necessary to change the tide to
ward health, ore the disease becomes chronic
-possibly incurable, and there is nothing
better to be found in the whole range of
materia mediea. Sold everywhere.
"TIET'RE a canny lot." "Whol" "The
lobster-factory people in Newfoundland."
HAvE no equal as a prompt and positive
cure for sick headache, biliousness consti
pation pain in the side, and all liver troub
les. darter's Little Liver Pills. Try them.
THE light that never was on sea or land
must be a sky light-Binghamton Republic.
BR A. RooD, Toledo, O. says: "Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure cured my wife of catarrh fifteen
years ago and she has had no return of it.
It's a sure cure." Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Ax after-dinner speech-Waiter, bring
me the toothpricks.-Toxas Siftings
Morteras, don't let your children suffer
with ill health. Try Dr. Bull's Worm De
stroyers-dainty candy lozenges. It will do
them no harm and may be just the remedy
STAs at stations along the way are not
for railroad stock watering.
I HAD chills and fever; less than one bot
tie of Smith's Tonic Syrup perfectly cured
me.-C. D. Clarke, Frankford, Mo.
SA nRPonT of an earthquake can hardly be
SEA air roughens the skin. Use Glenn's
Hill's Hair and Whisker Dye, .50 cents.
TnH fascination of a.name is not always
in its spelL--Puck.
PEOPLE do not discover it until too late,
that the so-called washing powders not only
eatup their clothes, but ruin their skin, and
cause rheumatism Use noth n/ but Dobbin's
Electric Soap. Have yourgrocer keep it.
EVERY hard drinker is a littlesoft.--Texas
FOOTLImoTr'FLAss s-Diamond buckles.
PAIl in the side nearly always comet from a
disordered liver and is promptly reheved by
Carter's Little Liver Pills. Don'tforget this.
OUr with the boys-Elbows and knees.
HAvE you seen the Ram's Horn If not,
write to E. P. BuowN, 66% North Penn. St.,
UNDnnRANDED methods are resorted to in
order to get the upper band.-Dallas iTe:c)
THas best cough medicine is Piso's Cure
for Consumption. Sold everywhere. 25c.
A COURESPONDENT desires to make it
known that the compensation for fiction is
a storied earn.-- ahsington Post
One of (he most important organs of the
human body isthe LIVER. When itfailsto
properly perform its functions the entire
system becomes deranged. The BRAIN,
KIDNEYS, STOMACH, BOWELS, all refuse
toperform theirwork. DYSPEPSIA, CON.
STIPATION, RHEUMATISM, KIDNEY DIS
EASE, eto., are the results, unless some.
thing is done to assist Nature in throwing
off the impurities caused by the inaction
of a TORPID LIVER. This assistance so
necessary will be found In ,
Prickly Ash Bitters
It acts directly on the LIVER, STOMACH
and KIDNEYS, and by its mild and cathartic
elffect and general tonic qualities restores
these organs to a sound, healthy condition,
and cures all diseases arising from these
causes. It PURIFIES THE BLOOD. tones
up the system, and restores perfect health.
If your druggist does not keep it ask him to
order it for you. Send 2o stamp for coopy of
"THE HORSE TRAINER," published by us.
PRICKLY AUS BITTERS CO.,
eelroprltetor, FT. LOUIS, MO,
THIS IS THE ROLL
on which is wound
The Braid that is known
the world around.
MAKES CHILD BIRTH EASY
IP USED BEZORE CONPINIMBNT, '.
BooKT o°xoraTrsu " MATnsD FR s.
BRRADFI LD BWULATret o0*.ATLAZ4I) 4
soLD BY ALL DOvoocbL3
It was Ben Johnson, we be
lieve, who, when asked- Mal
lock's question, "Is life worth
living?" replied "That de.
pends on the liver." And Ben
Johnson doubtless saw the
double point to the pun.
The liver active-quick
life rosy, everything bright,
mountains of trouble melt like
mountains of snow.
The liver sluggish-life dull,
everything blue, molehills of
worry rise into mountains of
anxiety, and as a result-sick
headache, dizziness, constipa
Two ways are open. Cure
permanently, or relieve tem
porarily. Take a pill and suf
fer, or take a pill and get well.
Shock the system by an over
dose, or coax it by a mild,
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets
ire the mild means. They
work effectively, without pain,
and leave the system strong.
One, little, sugar - coated pel
let is enough, although a
whole vial costs: but 25 cents.
Mild, gentle, soothing and
healing is Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy. Only 50.cents.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figsis taken; it is pleasant
and refreshingto the taste, and acts
gentlyyetpromptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers andoures habitual
constipation. S.rup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ao
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly benefcial m its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances,
its many excellent qualities com
mend it to all and have made it
the most popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 500
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
8AN FRANC18CO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE. KY. NEW YORK. N.Y.
ITHE GREAT ENGLISH REM.EDY,
for Bilious and 1Ner1ons Disolrilerl
"Worth a Guinea a Box" but ol*d
for 25 Cents,
MY ALLr DRUonesT.
Before you buy anyrhing.&sk two que
"Do1Ireall Can I do3
a-wantr i1' . * witho
these quesMo , ay m e yok
butthey willneve .o..2..preven t yo
buying SAPO L O
Its uses are many a nd so are its
for where it is orice used it is always us
clean house without it is sheer folly, sincei
the workl twice as fast and twice as weUl
Tot Stst U2 Aici~i +
!SOL B GTS EVERYWHIIRE
IAUTIAO V. E. Douglas Shoes are war
IEI Sii ranted, and every pair has his
name and price stamped op bottom.
.r0 s& o
W. L. DOUCLAS
$3 SHOE GETLEMEN
inle Calf and Led lWaterpreo Gran.
t.n0 (Genulne Hand-sewed, an elegant Pmo
NI0 Hand-sewed Welt. A fne calf Shoe
Sunequalled forfs irle snd durab!lity.
ood0year Welt is the standard dr.a
. mo as cpopular price.
$ Policeman's Shoe Is cspecialyuadaptsd
.s for raIlroad oelln, farmers, etc.
AU. NSD IXO cOtasS, SLhImN.o Na LACE
$3 $.2 SHOES LuIO
hasveeemopt fsaofblyreceived slneel t roducd.
A t YourOUT D)elar.and if he caji not sitpply- you
snd dfrtot ctrry . nclosllgem t verti p oi
Qabtitl tfol ordet, hlant.
;W. Lz.DOU tLAS, Utocktu )Iy
Tutt s Pi
The dyspeptic, the deblitated'
or from excess of work of
body, drink or exposure in
will find Tutt's Pills the mnosi
restorative ever offbred the.
Try Them F
A vigorous body, pure bl
eleies and a checriol mind
PATENTED AUo. 1I, 1887, IMPROVEDi,
* *. )P.
Bode Die,> dmaeass caused bm
YSITP RBPON6IBI PAFRILO
DR .OEN ELECTRIC INSOLE
Also an Eleotrio Truss and Belt
send ta. stae for rusnlllat'4 boos
ent yo in plaa sealed envelope. MenUton
OWEN ELOT'RIO BELT &
806 North Broadway, BT.
826 Broadway, NEW YORK CITY.
BORE WELLS i
Our Well Machines are the most
Rl gIACUI. DrslAlX. ISUCOISSL
They do MOiIE WORK and
make GREATER PROFIT.
They FNIVISI IVells where
others FAIL! "Any size,3
Incihes to inches diameter.
LOOMIS & NYMAN,
TIFFIN, - OHIO.
harJAU THS PhPnl eertybepseuie.n
IT IS .
S eir Ie. oas a
their dunm d lit~ '
,1511'JIJ LEADIG FOOD III88 eatu `p.
ISIK HEADACHE, Costi
i K TorpidLiver cared in 4 da
stamps. '-ecious" Little Life Pills. 'P
Crilin. George i.mell,7tl Franklin A.,
arJAMB THIS PAnPatnua euue lso :g
WANTED PEOACH SEED inlot
IrNAMN THIS PAPr msea.y yeaan .
OlCYCLES-lii ordinrtes.$1: cone.1i
IUUIULL'uew. $i0 and iwr.' l Get.
preference. INSTALLMENTS. KncghtCycle
Courses In AGIICULTUREZ EN
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ISTrIY. NATURAL HISTORY;
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Ladles Iot.I.BOH end
Plae teo btarlsMaePeipU.'
balldng.kleetrle Lights. Steam Ieaters,et. M .
WasaO rISn FAERIAyE iet as IHS I' '
Tuition pid ininstallments. Wes
INDEPENENT TELESEAPH S100L, 11
STANBERRY . M A90
ront lilt per ycar. 8 yearn old.
loons. Bend for free cataloge.
YOUNG ME ""N B.
good situatlons. wrIte J.1. BROW
u-inxatalaS IAfals sesy .r
Sept. 9,110. Send forcat. G.P. Wads
U W,,~COt~.W H~o'mu~
Greatcst Chemical Discovery of the
need to be hald or gray. Warrantell
cure every case of baldness. delidOVf
unrivaled heir dressing. I perbot
or express on rereipO of price. in bank
order, payable to CAPILLINE MAN
IWO CO bee )ioles.orWO. AhIOdt
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