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Mother Robin Cull* a New Mate.
A friend of -i iue baa a robin's nest that be guards with very great ''are, and about which he tells a story to all i he young and old people who call upon him. " There is a romance," ho says, as he shows you the nest, "about this, and If you want to hear it, l will tell it to you." "It was a good many years ago," my friend begins, "that this nest was made. There came one morning early In April two robins to tue big fir-tree in front of my window. Ouo ol theui had, as sure as you live, a club-foot, and he hobi'led a out upon it iu a very lively manner, and I know tiiat it was this one—Mr Rubin, 1 call aim—that fixed upon the precise place for the neat. For he whetted his bill upon a bough a great many times, and then he dancod upon it with one foot and the other, a though trying its strength, and at last he flew up to Mrs Rjbiu, who was standing on the limbabo\e looking at him. My windov was open, and 1 heard him peeping the gentlest little song toher thatyoucan imagine. Then she Jumped down upou tiie limb, rub bed i er bill upon it, and danced, while he looked at her, and after she had done these things she sang the llt.le melody. Alter that they flew away with great speed, and the next that 1 saw of them they were working with might and main, bringing twigs, moss, twine, and *ll sorts of things, until ai last they bad the nest tna '6. Now my friend, when he g ts so far In his story, always stops a uiomerf and laughs, thoughyou cannot see an.' „ thiugto laug.i at. But he looks closely at you, and just as soou as he observes the surprise that your eyes snow, he says : ought to say right here that my mother had a very choice piece of lace, a collar or something of that sorr, ttiat was washed and put out upon a little bush that very day that Mr aud Mrg Robin decided to build the nest in the fir-tree. A great fuss was made that eveuing because the lace collar could not be found, and mother wanted the police called, so that the thief might be arrested aud the collar got back, for that collar was worth, I have heard, a great many dollars. But the police never found the thb f. "Now I will go on with my story, always continues my trlend, and he generally takes the nest in his hauds at this time. "Well, after this nest— this is the very one I hold in my hand —was built, you never saw a more a*- ten:ive lover thau this Mr Robin. lie would hop about with his club-loot, and seem to put his eye right upon an angle worm's cave every time he flew down to the ground, and you might see him from early morning to suuset flying back and forth with hi 6 mouth full of good things for Mrs Robin, and he would feed her as she sat upon the nesi. "One day he seemed specially excited and happy; you could hear hiui sing ing in the trees more loudly than be fore, and I could see from my window the cause of his joy. Four yellow mouths were put up to receive the dainties he had brought, and then 1 knew the little robins had come. Wei J, old Mr Robin was so excited that he did not see our cat stealthily coming, as he was pulling away at a very long angle-worm. Pussy had him in her mouth before he could give a warning cry, and the last I saw of Mr Kobl.i was the club foot that hung out of puss's mouth. "By and by Mrs Robin seemed to get hungry, and I heard her uttering two strange notes that I nad never heard before, and which seemed to me to sound just as though she was saying, 'Come here! come here!' Of course that was not what she said, but I have no doubt that the notes meant just]that, and that every robin that ml JUC have heard thjem would have understood them as a call for help. But no robin came. It rained all that day, and poor Mrs Robin kept up that cry, and her young ones continually thrust bills from beneath her body, and open ed them. I could not help them, 01 course, for little birds would rather starve than be fed by any one but their parents "Now I am coming to the strangest part of my story," my friend always says when he reaches this point. "The next morning WHS clear, and I happen ed to be up early. Oid Mrs Rjbi.r had begun her plaintive call. Suddenly I saw a great many robins—not less than 20,1 should say—that had come together from some place, and rested upon the branches of a great elm-tree, Of a 1 the noises I ever heard from birds, those that these robins made were the strangest. At last they wore quiet, and two of them flew off to the fir-tree and cautiously made their way to t.ie nest. Mrs Robin looked at them, ami s ing a little trill. One of the visitors, with much shaking of the head, san* something in reply, and then the other one did the same thing. Mri Robin repeated her trill, and then she hoppi d up to the branch above, and sang auotber note or two, and the smaller oi the two robina took his place beside her. Then the other robin flew away to hi? cjmpanions, and after singing a little* they all went off together. "When I lcoied back to the nest,Mr? Robin sat there perfectly quiet, and, not more than a minute after, the new Mr Robin brought a worm, and he was from that time until the little ones got their feathers and flew oft', as kind and attentive to Mrs Robin as had been poor old club-footed Mr "Now isn't this a pretty love story ?" my friend inquires, and of oourse you say it is, and then ask him why he laughed, and what his mother's lace collar had to do with it, and he wLI anwser you i i this way "Look in the uest. See what lies on the bottom, where the little robim netlel. I got the nest after they all flaw away together, and thcie In the bottom was my mother's lace collar, not good to wear any longer, so I havi let it stay there ever slnoe. Do you auppose jouug robins ever had such a voitly bed?" FARM AND GARDEN. PROFIT IN HOGS.—LI raising hogs, In other departments of live stoek hus bandry, the interest of the farmer is to get the most money for his care, labor and feed, it has been shown repeat edly by experiments that wili-bred Berkshire* aud Poland-China swine will, under favorable circumstances, produce twelve pounds of pork lor a bushel of corn. These instances may not be very numerous, but they show what can be done and done without much diftleulty. From a list of ex perimeuts in feeding swine made in several States, the lowest average was five and three-quarter pounds ot pork to a bushel of corn fed on the ground, and the highest an average of twenty pounds, made by feeding a pair of pig green corn in the ear. From thirteen experiments made, tlie average lor every bushel of corn was 10 pounds ol pjrk. With a gotd bried of swine properly cared for, live and sixteenths pounds of corn ought so produce one pound of pork. This is a bettei average t an is generally obtained, but it lsho.h possible and practicable. Instead ol six pounds to the bushel—which is a fair estimate with inferior animals to consume the grain—the farmer onghi not to be content with less than ten pounds. It Is not difficult to calculate what one is doing iu feeding corn to hogs lu the way of returns. If one bushel i f corn represents ten pounds of pork, and the price of pork is $3 per Hundred, the farmer is receiving 3y cents per bushel lor his corn, and it pork is $4 per hundred he Is getting 40 cents for com. CENTRIFUGAL MILK TESTER. — A wheel of any convenient size is mount ed upright and counected with some device lor giving it a high rotary speed by hand-power. On this wheel Is se cured two or more radical bars, and on them, at opposite sides of the wheel near the edge, are fastened small test tubes, closed at one end, or small glass vials with the corked ends toward the rim of the wheel will answer. This may be fastened to the wheel by spring clamps, or by wires, or In anv other convenient manner. The milk to be tested is poured into these vials placed on opposite sides of the wheel, and the wheel is then turned at a high speed for about two minutes. On stopping the wheel and taking tiie vials oil, the milk will be found separated into its constituent parts water, butter, casein, etr. Pure and normal milk will separate into its various constituents in a certain tixed proportion, and will give a scale or standard lor comparing ether milks tested In the same manner. If adulterated with water, the milk when thus divided, will show the ex act proportion ot water added by com parison with the normal standard. It will be observed tnat the apparatus is equally useful in testing oils, honey, lard and other liquids liable to adulter ation. WOOD ashes will decompose bones. Expose to the weather a barrel tilled with alternate three-Inch layers ot broken bones and ashes for several months, when, on examination, the bones will be found to be reduced to a jelly-like substance, forming pi osphate of potash, one of the most powennl as well as lasting fertilizing materials known, and one which, when exposed to the sun for a few days, may be easily reduced to powder, the very best con dition for applying to the land. Do not hurry the operation, but save all the bones and let time and worn! ashes convert them into a rich manure. MAKKEIIXO FRUlT. —Provide all the appliances oi quick and proper market ing before the iruit is ready. So much depends upon the appearance of the fruit at the market, that neatness and care in so packing it that it will show at its best will pay. Caution should be given to the pickers that no overripe irult is to be put into the baskets or crates, if the distance to market is considerable the fruit should be in a less mature state than when the market is but a shott distance away. Watcti the market. His favorite Si ale. A Eureka teamster is noted for the affection that he betrays for one of the mules in his outfit, the most obstinate and mangy looking animal in the string, and his fondness for "Nancy," as he calls her, has passed into a pro verb. Upon being rallied upon this peculiarity by a chum, he discoursed as follows : "I used to have a sweet heart back in Injtany that I was awful gone on, and this yere cussed mule has so many pints in common that my heart just yearns over her. She was as likely a gal as ever run barefooted in a cornfield, but she was too cussed, obstinate to enjoy good health. You never knew just how to take her. She'd look you right suillin in the eye, aud you'd think thar were more sugar in her nor in a New Orleans merlasses hogshead, but if you laid yer hands on her onexpected like, she'd kick the breeching all to p ; ecrs in less than a minute. I reckon she's cost me nigh onto $5OO for harness, saying nothing about a doctor's bill for a broken leg ; but you get into a place whar the mud's deep, and the rest of the team kerfium mexed, and call onto her for assistance and hang my eyes if she won't pull herself clear out of her hide to help you out of your trouble. That were the very way with Nancy. The summer Tore 1 emigrated I were mighty sick with the a-jer, and got tl e m lk fever on top of that, and I were pretty nearly ready to cross over Jordan, but she nussed me, helped her ole dad all day, and sat up with me nights until s e were a sliadder, but she pulled me through, aud then she advised me to emigrate to Californy. I hated to go away; it was like persuading a hungry hosstoleavea pail of oats; but thar war no use, she were bound to hev her way, and I came. That war fifteen year ago, and I hadn't been in the country a month 'fore I got news ol ter dying. Poor gal! She overdone berscl' takin' care of my worthless carcass, and I never seen no wonjan since that time that were worth shucks compared to her. His eyes were moist as he closed his; fl *ctir g reminiscences, and if any of our readers notice a mouse-colored lead mule that can kick i fly off her companion's ear with un failing accuracy, or out-pull any pair in the team, they will know that the romance of the driver's life is centered in that animal, and respect the tender memories that cause him to bestow upon her the affection that was once the sole property of the departed "Nancy." THE HOUSEHOLD. CHICKEN POPPING.—Cut up t "ondor fowl Into small pieces and bol! olowly one-half hour. Season w h pepper and salt, rut the pieces ln< • a dish to cool, and set the liquor asidi for gravy. Make a batter of a quart of milk, three cups of sifted flour, two t&blespooufuls of melted butter, four woll-heateii eggs,two tea-pooufu sf baking-powder and a little salt. Put a layer ot chicken into the bottom of a baking-dish, pour a cupful of butter over it, then another layer of chicken ami butler until full. Uave batter for the upper crust, Unite in a moderate oven lor about an hour. Skim the gravy saved, boil down, thick en, season, add a litt'e cnopped parsley and pass with the pudding, Advrtl*tng Cheats. It has become so common to write the beginning of an elegant, interest ing article aud then run it into some advertisement that we avoid all such cheats and simply call attention to the merits of Hop Bitters in as plain, hunt si terms as pussibie, to induce people to give them one trial, as no one who knows their value will ever use any thing else.— Providence Advertiser. CRANBERRY ICE C REAM.— Stew a pint of cranberries in a very little water, add a teaeupful of grauulatek sugar, and strain througn a .sieve. 'Take one pint of sweet cream, one quart of ral # tk. and boil with one small cupful of sugar. Add to the cranberry Juice the beaten whites of tliree eggs, and Un beaten volks to the boiling cream and mi k. Let lite cream cool, and just be fore it is to be frozen, stir in the cran berry juice and the juice of one lemon, adding enough sugar to make it to suit the taste. The superfluous sweetness Is extracted by tho process of freezing. A GENTLEMAN gives the following advice iu relation to dogs: "If you enter a lot where there is a vicious dog, be careful to remove you hat or cap as the animal approaches you, hod the same down by your side, between yourself and the dog. When you have done this you have secured perfect im munity trout an attack. The dog wnl not attack you if tills advice is followed. Such is my faith in this policy that 1 will pay ail doctor bills from dog hite, and funeral expenses for deaths from hydrophobia." THE ladles will llnd Dobbins' Elec tric Soap, (made my Crag in fc Co , Philadelphia.) the best ol all soaps for general washing, from blankets to laces. It Is pure, uniform, saves tinio and clothes. Try it. CELERY CREAM SSOCF. — l'o make celery creaui soup, boil a small cup ot rice in three pints of milk until it will pass through a sieve; grate the white part of rwo heads of celery (three, it small,) ou a bread-grater; add this to the rice milk after it has been straiued ; put to it one quart of s rmg white so k; let it boil until the celery Is per fectly tender; scan n with salt and cayenne, and serve; it cream is obtain able, substitute one pint of it lor the same quantity of milk. To BOIL BEEF. —Corned beef requires Ave or six Lours of boiling to be g'od ; if too salt, pour oil' the water auer it has boiled half an hour, and put on fresh, hot water. Fresh beef requires about ihe same amount of boiling; let the water boil out alter it lias become quite tender, and li there !s not much tat on it, put in a piece of butter, set the kettle on the top of the stove, auu let it dry down," turning it occasion ally. To be nice the tnca' should be b ited so that it lalls tpb-evs; gi avy may be made of the sediment t adding water and a little flour. THE Baby's cries are its only method of Jetting yon know that it suffers and needs Dr. Bull's Btby Syrup, l'rhe 25 ceuts a bottle. ORANGE CAKE Take 2 cups sugar, 1-2 cup butter, 1-2 cup water. 2 cups tiour, yolks ot 5 eggs, whites of 4 beat en separately, and 3 teaspoonsfcl bak ing powder. For the other .ayer, take the juice and grated peel of one orange, the white of one egg and sugar < n >"gh to make it stiff. Put together like jelly eakc. For the recipe of this de licious cake we are Indebted to a lauy in Wes field, Chautauqua County, where good housekeepers prevail. RAISED MILTON M UFFINS. —One quart mUk. a liitle salt, two spoonfuls yeast, two eggs, piece of butter size of an egg melted in the milk, which must be w armed; make in tho morning and :*aise until night, or viav erna; eggs to bo put in just before cooking; flour, bake in rings in a spider over a slow fire; split and butter lie fore sending to table. BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING. —But- ter the bottom of your pudding-dish and stew with currants; then a layer of bread, cut very thin and buttered; repeat until the ilish is nearly full; make a custard of one quart of milk, two eggs, seasoned with vanilla and salt; pour on the bread, and let it stand one hour, and bake. SWEEP carpets gently. Even a rag carpet should be treated with consider ation. A severe digging with a broom wears the warp and scrapes out the lint of the rags quite needlessly. VEGRTINK is acknowledged by all classes of people to lie the best ami most reliable blood purifier in the world. To keep dried beef: Do up in thick brown paper each piece separate; take a box, put in a layer of dry ashes, then a layer of beef, then alternate; cover the top with dry ashes; set in a cool, dry place. CHARCOAL powder Is good for polish ing knives without destroying the blades. It is also a good tooth powder when finely pulverized. To roast meat properly, the air must have free access to it. This is the rea son why meat roasted before an open fire is more palatable th in that roasted (bakod) in a r'o* . THE e rthly MUUIU TU uld never be washed from potatoes, carrots or other roots until immediately before they aie to be cooked. COLD boiled potatoes used RS soap will clean ttie hands and keep the skin gift and healthy. Those not over boiled are the best. PARSLEY eaten with vinegar will re nt ve the unpleasant effects of eat ng uuions. Catarrh Sometimes commences with a cold, but its cure always commences with the use of Sage's Catarrh Remedy. This old, reliable, and well-known remedy has stood the test of years, and was never more popular than now. HUMOROUS. A MAN In Lehigh founty was scolding his children, the hired girl, the neigh bors, and his (leg, when his wife inter posed a mild word. He opened his mouth for an angry reply, but a spasm contracted his cheek, Ms lowe'* jaw tell, anil he WAS unable to answer a word. The effort to paralyza his wife with a stinging reply dislocate l his juw-boue. 1\ 8 -We have got this wrong. It WAS the woman who was dislocated. We might have known it. A man may come home out of humor and j iw and Jtw and jiw until the cat deserts th* premises, the plAstcr falls off the walls, and the roof Hies off the house, without dislocating his jaw bone. A PKNNSYI.V ANIAN has applied for a pension because no lias the "rcrolula," which, lie says, he "inherited" in the army, lie will probably get a pension, while tlie man who crippled him-ell lor life in orilei Co escape the draft may starve to death for all Hie government cares. And the lUHII who "inherited" a love for whisky in the army, and now has the delirium tremens every week or two—lsn't Ills suffering family entitled to a pension ? DANIEL WEBSTER was onoe dining with a snobbish Bostonian, who had the ill manners to boast of the quality, age and cost of his wine, lie even went into a computation of the lntere t 011 the costtiiat Had accrued since the purchase of the wine. Webster listen ed courteously, ami when ttie compu tation was euded, lie held 011 his glass to his host and quiety remarked : "Let us stop that accumulation ot interest." A Losing Joke. A prominent physician of Pittsburgh said Jokingly to a lac y patient who was complaining of her continued 111 health, and of his inability to cure Iter, "try Hop Bitters!" The lady took it In earnest and used the Bitters, from which she obtained permanent health. She now laughs at the doctor for his Joke, but lie is not so well pleasevl with it, us it cost him a good patient.—Har ris burg Patriot. JONES pronounced the following, the other evening, after sipping of hit alleged tea: "Why is this drink like milk?" Ot course nobody could guess and after he had divulged bv saying it wa a lack tea-al fluid, nobody dared to siuile. They know tha; thu landlady'* eyes were upon tlieni. TEACHER —"What is a score?" l'upll —"A ba-e ball record." Teacher — "No; uo; what i mean is, how much a score signify numerically ; what idea does It give you? That is to suy, if I were to tell you I had a score of horses, what would you think?" Pupil— "Please, marm, I should think you was SlliHlu'." "WEIL I'm glad my house-cleaning is over," said Mrs. Brown witla-a sigh of thankfulness. "It must be a relief," observed Mrs. buiith, who was calling. "But then, how soon you will uecd to go through it all again." If she hadn't looked around in a critical manner air would have been well. That call wilt never be returned. AVOID using those remedies contain ing Opium, Morphia, etc: but when tlie Baby is sick use Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup—perfectly safe and always re liable. Price only 25 cents a bottle. SOME of the new clocks on the Place do I'Opera, instead ot one lace ouly. h .ve three. "Why three?" Madame Gulbollard asked her husband. Re sponded Guibotlaid: "it is in case three people should be parsing at the same moment. Each could see what time it was." THE busy bee is held up as an exam ple of industry to boys, yet what a terrible example he is. Ii boys were like bees you couldn't stick your nose into a school room without gctiir.g it thumped. PRETENTIOUS boy,determined to find some point ot difference between tnui >ell and the inferior beings who live in the same street: "Yah! I'm color blii d, I um ! For all I know, your hair is green and your eyes are pink." M. MIBS:ONIER, theg ea: French ar litt. "paluia very slowly." The same may be said of a house-painter work ing by the day. but this doesn't make him a great artist. A CLOSE observer of human nature remarks that a boy who won't take us big a bile as lie can from another boy's apple is disguising his real leeiings anu should be narrowly watched. CLASS in Roman history : Professor —"What important personage was con fined on the island Of St. Helena? Mr. ll.—"Robinson Crusoe." THERE ought to be a lightning-rod invented that would ward tiff a dona tion party. CARBOLINE, a deodorized extract of petroleum, cures baldness. This is a positive fact, attested by thousands. No other hair preparation in the world will really do this. Besides, as now im proved it is a dclightlul dressing. IT only takes a popular song three weeks to get twenty years old in this country. A \VA(J got hold oi an editor's whiskey bottle and labelled it, "To be continued in our necks." IK the grave robbers keep at their work Garbrlel will blow his horn lu vain. No Irishman ha 9 a sinking heart so long as there Is a bit ol Cork in him. WHISKEY is about the only enemy man has succeeded in really loving. THE only people who really enjoy bad health are the doctors. EVERY fflog has his day, but the nights belong to the cats. PARTRIDGES are among the things that whirr. MEN whose business is looking up— Astronomers. A MANAGER is not known by the com pany he keeps. STRAPPING fellow The school master. YOC MAY ESCAPE all danger trrm attacks of Dlarihce ■, Dyv nierv. or Cholera Morbus, by a little lorethi ught, in providing yourself With Dr. Jay ne's Carminative Balsam— an old remedy and entirely sale. HORSE NOTES.—"For Colic and Grubs in my mules and horses I give them about half a bottle of the liquid— Simmons' Liver Regulator—at a ritne. I havo not lost one that I gave it to. You can recommend Ittoevery one that lias stock as being the best medicine known for all complaints that horse llesli is heir to. K. T. TAYLOR. " Agent for Grangers of Georgia." "My mode of using Simmons' Liver Regulator for horses is as follows: G..e teaspoonful of the powder, Simmons' Liver Regulator, in a mash three times a week. For Cough, Hide Bound or Pneumonia it will bo found Invaluable in such complaints as above named. In using it with my chickens for Cholera 1 take a package of the Regulator, tnix it with the dough and feed it to tlieiu once a day. By this treatment I have never lost from Chicken Cholera or Gapes a single chicken in the lust live years. " T. G. BACON. Edgefield, 8. C." Lo LULLED. "Those little insects that sit up aloft in tree tops 011 hot summer days, and make that Infernal din, remind me of the nation's ward—the Indian," thoughtfully remarked Boggs as he settled bin.self baek in his red chair on the stoop, and, contemplatively watched Brown's boy next door wet down passers by with the law n sprink ler. "Of the Indians? Why, Jeremiah, what do you mean ?" queried Mrs. B. "I see 110 comparison." "Well, that's because you never studied grammar," replied Boggs va cantly, without oueo taking li is eyes from the stream of water, which just then struck a young man faultlessly arrayed, full in the center of his cir cumference. "Now there is an appli cation there that would do justice to a mustard plrs er. Let's see." (-otto voice. )"I was thinking of that infernal din," "Yes—well, now, my dear, fol low me: The difference between tbo author of that noise and the remark of the finisher of the nation's ward is very slight; one is a simple locust, while the 01 her is a compound Lo cussed. Bee?' But Mrs. B. was too mad to see. and flounced otf just too soon to hear BoggD quiet chuckle, and just too late to save the milk on the third shelf of the pan try, which the cat was interviewing, and which Mrs, B.'s sudden appear ance nearly paralyzed with fear. Carbon is the name given to the pur par', d charcoal. I* Is present in al" most all combustible bodies and is it self completely combustible. Carbon Is not decomposable, an 1 therefore ranks roong the chemical ele ments. The i)\etho<i adopted in Germany for preventing the slipping and fulling ot tic rse? on the public road Is as unique as it is simple. The smith, when finish ing the shoe punches a hole in two ends; as soon as the shoe is made he taps in a screw thread and screws into the shoe, when on the horse's eet, a -harp-pointed stud an inch in length. With shoes thus fitted the horse can travel securely over the worst possible road. When the horse comes to the stable the pointed stud Is unscrewed and a bottom screwed in ; no damage c at then happen to the horse, and li e s rcw holes are thus prevented from tilling up. A MUSICIAN was once seeing the sights at Donny brook lair, when he was at tracted by the sound of a very loud vio lin in a tent. He entered and said to the player, "My good friend, do you play by note?" Never a note, sir." "I>o you play by ear?" "Never an ear, your honor." "How do you play, then?" "By main strength, be ja bers!" "MY boys and girls are growing so fast, 1 don't know what to do with them !" said a mother to her batchtlor brother. ''Dear mt* 1 he exclaimed. "What! becoming fist, while still so young! *\las! for the future of our country !" and he went out, leaving the mother in a sad state of mystifica tion. PRIDE and poverty usually reside In the same house. ▲ A'trade. Anthony Atwocxl, retired minister of the M. E. Chinch 809 Nonh Seventeenth street, Philadelphia Pa . : "Hunt's K*me>dy has cured my wife of Dropsy ic its worst form. All hope bad left us for months. All say that it is a m.race. Water had dropped from her ri ht limb for months. hours had taken ad the eitra water from her system. All other means bad been tried. Noo'e suc ceeded but Hunt's Remedy." Trial mze, 75 cents. A Valuable Gilt Free. A book on the Liver, its diseases and their treatment sent free. Including treatises upon Liver Complauts, Torpid Liver, J&undioe, biliousness, Headache, Constipation. Dyspep -ia. Malaria, etc. Address Dr. Sauford 162 Broadway, New York city, N. Y. A CAKO.-TO all who are suffering trom the er rors andlnularretioim of youth, nervous A- ikisw, early decay . loss ot manhunt, etc. , I will s<-n>T a Re cipe that will cure yon. FKKK OF ( BAHOI. This great remedy W ASDISCOV' red by A missionary in Bomb America. Send a self addres-eil envel pe to th- Her. T JOSEPH 1. IN MAN. Station D. New York City. AN OUNCE of prevention Is worth a pound of enre. sixteen ounces of prevent on in ea h b xof Kidney-Wo L Try it. Kidney-Wort ia the ene.uy of iuoiges<inn and b.honsncsa. It is sure lo oonquer them. Why not try it ? GAZETTE. The Voltaic Belt Co., Marshall, Mich. Will send their oelebra'ed Electro Yoltale Belt* to the afflicted upon 80 daya'a taiaL Speedy cures guaranteed They mean what they say. Write to them without delay. THERMOMETERS, I M'crnscopea, Opera GIAIXM, Eye Qlaeeee, Spectacles, Barometers, at Greatly Reduced Freest. K. & J. BECK, Manufacturing Opticians, Philadelphia. Send 8 stamps for illu-tratod Catalogue of 144 pages, and mention this paper. TINUIH he swindled. Before >on buy eny Elactri lIIN I eel he. T, Battery "r Medical Appliance, ifUil 1 Address Dr. Dye, Bo* IW9, Boston, Maw ELGIN WATCHES IMH \ ALJ All MyWe Gold, Silver and Nickel, 9> io JFLFR'. CHlns. etc. .sent O. O. D. to be examined. Write for Catalogue to T-TANDABD AMERICAN WATCH CO., Pittsburgh, Pa. ?LPR B* utiful Carls, Gold, Chronip, etc., with IO iiHine, LLLO.. postpaid. A. L. ILI' feudort Lo., ort Plain, N. Y. C.\NK and UMBRELLA combined. Patetrt for sale cheap. Addr ss Box 269, R .Chester, N. Y'. NEW YORK BANKING AND MERCHANDISE 00. Gnaren ee N .eto ten per cent, a mouth on sums from JL. oto SI 000. Address 176 W A ->ll INGION street, New York. Those answering: an advertisement wil confer a favor upon the advertiser and the publisher by stating that they saw the adver tlaement In this journal (naming the paper.* ON t-pleidii I broir oVisitiag CARDS, with rame <£UIO TS. J kIINKLLIi A CO. .Nassau, N. Y. VEGETINE Purifies the Blood, Renovates and Invigorates the whole System* ITS MEDICINAL PROPERTIES ARC Alterative* Tonic* Solvent and Diuretic* VAjetins it murtf exclusive!*- from the Juices t carefully-selected barks, roots and lirhs. and u strongly concentrated that It will elTe. tuady radicate from the ay-tern evrrv t .|nt 01 Sera, tula, ftcrofnlonn II innor,Turaora, err t'niit-erou* Hmnor, Krytlpelu, Nail It hen in Nyi>t> llttr lllaaaaea, Can Iter, P* lnlaws* al Itia stomach. aid all oiM acs thai a'lMv fr<un lrup' re l<l< od. Krl al lea. I n fl.tiiiiiin t try a-id liranle Rltwu ninliMin. Srur l|la, Uoitl and Nplnttl Complaint*, can uuly be eilcciuatty cured threugh me blooJ. For (. leeraand Ernpitww Dlaeaaea of th# ■ Ulu, Fuatulaa. flmplea, Hiolrhea, Holla, Tetiar. MealdlaraU and Hliif *rm. VkuETINK Ujl lit vat failed DO aliecc a pei maoeut cur.:. For Pains in the Bvk. Kidney Complaints, Dropsy. Kiina e area-- nesa. Leu oirliaaa, arising 'roin Internal ulceration, and uitrtue diseases andticDaial DeoHlly. VKtiKTINE acts directly upon Uim caus*-f of tlieae complaints. It 1 vlgo i*tes aud strengthen* lite whole H.vHiem, eta upou ib" s cretlve or ana. ad <ys inflammation tures ulcerailuu and regu aus ibc bowels. For Catarrh, Dyspepsia, Habitual OosTiveness, . alpliailoh of tie Heart. Headache. Piles, Nerv trusties-* and General Pros radon of lha Nervous fystem. no med.clue has ever gMeo such per. reel s •tsraiTioti as ha VEuKTINK. It puaOes the Mood, cleausea all oi tcs organs, and po> •eases a coul.oiuug tower over the nervous System. The remarkab'e cures effected by Veget ns have In need many physl litis and ap itneca rlea wnom we kn <w, to prescribe and use it la their own faint lea. in fact, Vegetlne Is fhe best remedy yet flls* covered for tli- ab ve dl cases, and la the only reliable hLOOD PUUIKIKK yet placed beiors he public. Vegetinc. PREPARED BY 11. EL. NTCVKMN. Boston, Hass. Vegetine is Sold by all Druggists. ErThe Only Medicine H That Arts at the Same Time OB H Tbi Liver, the Bowels and the Kidneys. T □ These great organs are the natural cleans- pa H era of the system. If they work well, health fl If will be perfect; If they become clogged, E<| 1 dreadful diseases are sore to follow with n Y TERRIBLE SUFFERING. M H Blllonsness, Ueadaehe, Dyspepaia, Jinn- || M dice. Constipation and Piles, or Kid -11 Bey Complaint*, fJnivel, Diabetes, KJ or Rheumatic Pains and Aches, ■■ sre developed because the blood |e poisoned Q with, the humors Oiat should have been M KIDVEY-WORT II will restore the healthy action andalltbeae BE destroying evils will be banished ; neglect RE th-rti and yon will live but to eufTrr. L? Thousands have been cured. Try ltend yon Q will add one more to tije nmnUcr. Take It ■| and health wllloncemorogladdenyonrhcart. fl Why Qmfrr leeeer free, the teraant sf s SrMaa hAI I 84/ b*ar *wc dlelrws fr* tesMl(alia sag Hlrnt U Kn>irxT-tVoBT will cure you. Try a pack p| age at once and be satie&ca. It it a dry vegetable compound and H One Package males six quart* of Medicine, raj If }'our iPruggUt hot ft, or wdH yet U for B1 II you. Insist npan having it. TYice, || V2LIB, EI3Li2SSO3 A CO., |i uIO (Wtu **B-i po*t |wkL) Borlfngtoa, Ti. H Sv If von sre a yoo aie ■ V of f.Ufcinccs,v,-ak-YKSf man of let eced by the strain of Wf tcrntodingovernild IB your dutioe avoid VtS night work, to res ■ stimulant* and use fu twre brain r.ervesno ■ Hop Bitter. |j Hop B. If von are young and B suffering frcm any In- I •liscivtion or dl*si|>a ■ tlen ; if v<u an-insr H iTed or stnglo old or II young, snflertng fiooi H poorbeaUh or ianguLsli|B ir.g on a bed of sick |fl nesE, r*l) on HopH Bitters. Wboc-ror ;oui. ,r9fk TUpassndf die an- ■ whenever yon feel ffTfl nnally fr o m some ■ that your ys:cm JjEy fwm of Xldney W ni>cds tW*nidng.toa-fjßVcitoea#e that m?.ps-t H lng or rtiniulaticg, W ~ Have been pre* out, d V 3, withoutoitorir xting, wK , A by a timely ui.- of B iT'tt *L° P Hopßitters H peprna, tul O. I* C. SH rr r ri § HOP I u 1 iiso o. opium, fl Ton wl 11 be .< niTTrnnß toi> eco, or fl cured If TOU use JJJ , y j I Hl' ■ ajj-totica. Hop Bitters I K fKA Q Ifyoaares'ra- 3"* LIU* Mdhrdrng | ■ Ply weak end ; giewrn headier ■ I frWwanted, try NIYIR JCireuUr. ■ ttt ft may*;—.. .. I QOP Btrmg I |w:.v°hS. r |FAIL i I E saved hun- ix, a*ebetr, B. f. ■ I drcdSe IF lul HuUU> bJIFKOF&KL JC_/ \SC sal iad with apscUales. apply t •orrnapond ts DR. N. a teRAT, omietaa, W N. TWKUrTH itresL rhil&dslp.iia. ra. UOSHT% fefcw w STOMACH ITTER S AppMltc, refr'nhln ilwp. the craafcttfna of flock and o dor, ere bloHsina* atte ritntupoi the repara tive pr > too- wh rb tnla prlc< !*• >nyi*.i ai.t ci-eed- MT initial M and carrim t a aueceeeriil copolualan. D K-o'i in 1* roat .r-d and unit-nance afford*' tt • eh llte-MMitaluliig orcn br be Biit.ru w Mob la iD'iff<4ii'* "<'•l to ihe fvmi In* palate. tabla la eon position nod h >r -imply fa. . „ For calc by all Drnit*i> and Pcalcra f eneralljr. SThh powder make* 44 Gilt-Edge" Batter th* year roond. Cam mon-sease and the Science of Chemistry applied to Butter making. July, Angnst and Winter Batter mad* eooal to the best Jane prod net- Increases prod act 6 per cent, Improves quality at least 20 per cent. Bedoces labor of chanlng soe half. Prevent* Batter becoming rancid. Improve* market value 4to S cento a pound. Guaranteed free from all Injmrlem Ingredient*. Glees a nice Golden Color the year ronnd. 26 cento' worth will prodnce $3.00 In Increase of product aad market raise. Ban yon make a better investment! Beware of imitations. Genuine sold only In boxea with trade- IR ark of dairymaid, together with words "Gilt-Edgs Butter Maker" printed on each package. Powder sold by Grocer* and General Store-keeper*. Aek your dealer for otrr book " Hints to Butter-Makers," or send stamp to aa for it. Small site, X ft., at 25 cento; Large site. ft a* 41.00 i Great taring by baying the larger site, f Address, BUTTER IMPROVEMENT CO.. Prop**, rn* r- 1 -" >i Borraio. w. KIDNEY DISEASES, c °""pilS^ are quickly and surely cored b7 the ose of KXDNEY-WORT. irfito now aad wonderful remedy which to having such on immense aale In all parte of the country, works on natural principles. It restores strength and tone to the diseased organs, and through them cleanses the tysteii of accumulated and poisonous humors. Kidney diseceesof thirty years standing have been cured, also :.*iles, Constipation, Rheumatiwa, tsa., which have distrecacd the victims for years. We have volumes of testimony of its wonderful curative power. No longer use Alcholic Litters, which do more harm than good, or drastic pills, bat use natures remedy, KTDNET-WOBT, and health will bo quickly regained. Got It 3f your Druggist, Price, f|, (TV 111 end post paid.) WELLS, KICHARPbOydcCO., PrwPgßnrbtogten,Vt THE Welcome Chorus. A NEW SONG BOOK FOR HIGH SCHOOLS, ACADEMIES & SEMINARIES BY W. g. TILDLN. Fries $3.00, or s•.#• per Paaas. A era d good book, of 288 pages, well gtl*4 with the beet F*rt -eong, a large collection of becred Music for practi w, and optoiing and < losing exer ei ea. al-o ih-eiei. ente on a n<-w plan. Specimen oopiee mailed, poet-free, for $l.OO. T wjth you to the Seashore or tha Mosntafsa, one of Jitts-n A Co s splendid vein net at jj aotl Mnalo. More tuan thuty at* published. Some of thi-m are | Arthur ■wlll-vwn'n Taeal Alhmwa gijg Uemaof Kngllah Sang. M Songs .... a.OO Urma of Ufrman Kong. 7t Bona. SO# Nanaiilne oftong. U Songs o*m of Sfrauuc 80 * alt see, Ac... 4 lii-tler of Clem*. 43 Piece. < Home Circle Vol. 1. 170 Piece* g <## __A'ao. take for tha lotnmer THE MUBIOAL RM UKIt. which will bring new mneia ev< rr weak $2.00 per year. Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston. J. E. DIT.HOK A CO. 1238 Chestnut St.. Pbfla. I Of*' liWrSft. Q Q itoiiwiwiA 4ilt£llHaWirH>tolKohodCTllG CEMEHpI Ld MTAIfi THE HEAT IOHCEIOL I S-OQIWt BURN THE HAHO> 1 FFO AISON MTHWAYTA M PClMSEl^e^i SAPONIFIER Is the Old Reliable Coaoaatratad Lye for FAMILY bO\P MAKING Directions accompany anah eon for maklne Hard, Kofi and Toilet feap itiolr. It le lull weight nd atr nrth. UHK FOR BAPONIFIKH, AND TAKE NO OTHER. FEIII'A EAA.T gAHirg CO, PHILAR'A 1M iiuituLii.'s ureal warm temsay la tb* safest. most agreeable and eff -crnal remedy tn the world for the core of CATARRH No matte* 'rem what eaee*. or bow long euuding.br giving STIIRDiVMrS CATARRH REMEDY a tali and impartial trial, yen will be convinced of *bf. feet. Tttie m-dicine Is very pleeeant and can be uken fcy tbe non dellente stomach. Far sale by all Druggists. and by HOLLOW A Y A CO , <O2 Arab Itrvet.rbilede pbia. For 50 Cents, An addressed enre'o-e and a 8 cent stamp. I will tend a Ku'S Core tor Neolda nd Rnrna. Quiokly en eti ap y male. W. H. BLKKCKKat, 13011k Park Aveone. ML Loals, An. P AGENTS WANTED FOR THE T . ICTOBIAL HISTORY™WORLD Ftribrsdug fo'l and anthentlc aoeennta of every nation o • aurien.t and*m"dem HDN. and including a hiet'-t yof tb- rise and fall of th Or— k aad Roman Kmpirea. tlie tn-ndl-egea, tbe mindee. tbe teodal system, the reformation, tbe dlacvvcry and net He me nt of tbe New World, '-to., etc. It conuln* $7B floe his: rical engravings, and Is t'-.emoc c-mpletc History of tbe W rid * cr pnb llehod Btd for specimen pages aad extrat mat* Agent* Address NATIONAL PUBLISHING fX>.. Philadelphia. Fa. MAKE HENS LAY. An Engl Is Teternary Mnrgnen and Obeys Ist. now traveling m thi*coantry,aa>c that most of the dors* and Cattle Powder* bar* arc worthies* track. Ha •ess ti at eh< riden's Condition Powders are nbeo lulcly J-ore and immensely valua< la. Nothing on earth will anaka hens lay like Sheridan's condition Pcwdars. Poa*. one te*snooa to on pint of feed, cold everywhere, or sent d? trial- tor eight letter stamp*. 1. g. JOHNSON A CO., Banger, Ma. COPY PAD. SKui" IT'tlS oneeqai) to those ■ -IT I r $2 to |l, lor on* .bird th* m<>ney), and Iteceipe* for 98 kinds of Ink, ais eelees,, BUc nts. bv r-turn mail. Address M. BLEDBOK, P. M., AlvaraAa. Tnxna. PKNNPYLf ANIA MILITARY ACADEMY.Cbee ter, Pa.,re open* January 7. <ivll engineering Chemistry, ClAMiceaud Knll h. Degree*eon erred Colonel THEU HAITY. Pres. $ A YE AR and expenses to agents 111 Outfit Free. Address I I I P. O. VICKEBY. Augusta, Me. . UNSTfcO STATES Patent Brokers' and Inventor? 1 ASSOCIATION, Patent Bights sold at private Sale and by Publta Auction. *Piten:s ebialued and bearehe. made on ths Lowest Terras. Oerrwpoudenoe solicited. CI" •alars seat on appliostl n. WW. CntWIHAW, Hasager, MB Arab Mlivet, FMll. bBELPHIA. AIMIIXfI Horehlne IlwhltCured la 1$ BIPSIEiM tu'-Wdaya Xopaylill Cai-sA U| IWflwl Dm J. brit±*iekms. ubia