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JptTOtf. rOBLISUID KTXnT THUU'DAT AFTIRNOOH, Tinxs or siiBcair-THnt; t. Oaeyj.f.lnadTance lo0 fttrec moiiUii.-..3!i mtatha. 1S I pliigle copleJ-.,-S (fosTasa rRE-w in.j . ' KATKS OF AUVKUriSINO: One lnch.t wcck, . 75 I Oje Inch 3 monthai3.00 0 Incli, 3 weeki, I.2S I Onolnch 6 montbs, 4.60 Oae.Fourth eoli 1 yr,30.OO One lnch lvear, - - S.OC NoTlccslnrted under hiad of "Business Lo cals" 10c per line, each Insertlon. JLll Letters aud Cominunlcitions should bo ad drjised O. A. VIKKCE. l'ubllsuer and Proprletor. Eucered atthe Bennington I'.O.aasecondVclass raatter. atuiiimiiiiiHHii i vx s zi 1 ' A'N 'w ii IHE GREAT. ENGLK STRONGLY HdheADELINA PATTI.M-LANGTRY.HissFQRTESCUE THE WORST COMPLEXION IS IMPROVED BYITS Business UHrcctorB. W. B. SHELDON'. Attorney and Counorllor at Liw, anu sSolicltor ln Clianjery. Oulee aml mlJenc 18 Wtt MainStrcet, Bennington, Vt. 10tf-62 c ii. uarlii:u. ATTOBSKY ATI.AW. Onlce o cr Firt National bank , ittf iiutnington. t, BATOHELDEit & BATES. ATTOUNEYS AND COU.SSI.1.LOKS AT LAW and Sollcitors In Clianceiy. iiiIicb orerFlrst NntlonalBank.ilennlngton. 3tt J K. BATCIIEI.DEH. li. L. BATM. C. II. MASON. ATTOltNEY AT LAW. , Adams' Block, Bennington, Vt. 32 C. D. GIBSON, DruggiBt Apotbecary " Tain itreet, Orit door west B l'tist thurcb. ist Church. . in., and o to i.TjLUien sunuajs irom 10 ii. p. m. MRS, M. E. l'AUrHllKiE. M. D. o FFK'E and IlcnMenc, 30 ilain btrcet. 11. C. DAY, M. I). OFnCEATDHUOSTOIU.. Mn. 17. Maln Slrret. Bennington. Vt. Miedal attentlon given to diehts of thc hcart enulungt, DK, CIIAItLES 0. R. .IENNINGS. -plIYSICIAN AND SUItOEON. Offlce'anil Tesfdence Maln Mree'.at tlic hcad orbcliuolstreet, UemunKtoii, t. a. A. PIEUCH. -OOOKSEI.LElt, PIUNTEIl, bTATIONF.il L anu BLANK BOOK MAKEU, Binner llollJiiiB.) North Benninirton. A. Z. CUTLER. D ntiat. Succesior to l)r. 8. B I'lkc. All onerationf ncrfonncd In tl n most tliorutich andcareful manner, and at rea-onablo pncea, My almnlll betOBIvctLtire sutisfactlon to all caseft tubmitted to my corc. (ias aul Etlier adnili.iitereil for extrnctinB tecth VMthout paln, wliei lesiri .1 Ofllce ipolte Frto I.lbrary ltull, BennliiKtoil, 37tf Verlnoiit lUtliiK nold my dental pracllcc to I)r,A. Z.Cnt lar n E.iiiilfmflnnf eincr tnce and abllltv. 1 be peak lor blm tlie tamo lllicral 1. itrcnage tliat ba been accorded me tlie pait clgh'i en yiara. DU S. B. 1'IKE. DR. B. C. JENNEY, Dentist. (-iiifyitKsnti T(l nn. .1. N. bf.'RANTON.) I preparcd to ptrform all o. erations in Dent lo a tborougli and workinan;ke manner. I'cr attara.tlAn irnnrantml ln ull cacs submitteti .try o bla care, and at reaonabie pricefl. (iaa or Ether admlniitcred or eltractit. tetth when re. ulred. Office onnosite Congreitlonal Cburcb Slaln itM Benmagton. M1LLER & LUOE. VY AND IlETAir. DEALEK In mnniimntAl nnrk. trom ar.1 klnd of cranlt erroarble. West Quincy, Maa Jlonumenta roanufacturcd at quarrim and aldppcd dlrtct to cemewrlea, Eatimatea given nd denlgiia fur. niahed nn arpllcatlon. Verini nt office o. 17 tiLtiv. fcmvVr. KKWI:lTOJ. VT. C M. I.AMBENT. - Manager COAIi! COAL1 C'OAL! LIME AND CEMENT AT WHOI.ESALE AND BETAIL. Depot lt., J. H.LOHINd 4 (-"J., Bennington. RF.NNINOTON CO. SAV1XU8 BANK mbe Bennlncton County 6ayinK Bank at tbt 1 llemjInKtoa County Nationl. Bank, H qpen daily for the traniaction of buslnen from 10 o cloca a. m. IO 4 O CIOCK p. m.,OUDUaj S wuuun;. lntereit to depoiltori trlctly In accordance mtb be lawl of the Btate of Vermojt. Money de poiited any tltne arter the flrkt d.iy of eacli month draws lnterest from the flmt daj ol the next uc ,idtnif mntitb. IntvreKt ccanuted Jautlary 1 t and Jnlr ltt. and lf not withdrtvrn will be added to prlncipal, and lntereit tbercaftcr will accrne vpon lt. Xoans lollcited npon rcal eata'.e and nndonbted iirionai lecnniiei. A.B. VAI.ENTINE.rrelldent, Vf. E.IIAWKH, V'lee I'reildent, J. T. SlIURlI.EFF.Tfaituer, II. W. MAUMAN. Heirrtarr. HTanaTiia A II. Valentine. Wia.lE. lUwkj O. W. llarman, Olio Scott, J. T. Bhurtieft, I. B. Uibaon. W h DOUUI.AS 14 S1IOE. llie nrlirlnal and nnly hand-aewed welt ?4nboe in ihe world.emiala npinm niaoe nanu-Beweil eno a iiiai irui t to 9. W. L. DOUGLAS $3 SHOE. Hhoolnthe worhl.wltU- nnt tnrUi nr na 1 1 1 Flnent Calf, pcrlcct flt,7. aadwarrantod. coo(trws,iy c ud dorable u ttioi coatlQKKortG.i all www tb V YQTJflVtE.XLyiI.f " and Beautiful Hands ?i Itismatchlessw COMPLEXION, KEEPS THE SKIN SOFT AS VELVET, free From all RgDKESS 8 JOIGHKESS. L THE HANDS IN NICE iKSQAPCOMPLEXiaH RECOMMENDED M.M.HARRIS Suc-cecor to the Lglutc of S. V. IIAItlUS, WUOJSAl,E AND BETAIL DKAI.EB IN IROM & STEEL r HARDWARE, Natli, JLCi &c. A grcat TftrieU of Tablr acdTockct Cutlcry. Aiei, loois, unnufionci. tar rlaRC Tlres.Kow IioltB, Locks, Scrcws, lUveti,Nuts,Waher,Axlc riate, Scrws. Ilutts. Sup and Ilinpes, Cablc and Trace Cbalns. U. It. Whcel Bari, Baldwln RefriK eratori. AUENTH FOU HOWE'S HAY PLATFOltM AND COUKTKR ECALEH. Domestie and Impoile Cigais Flne Kry WestCtgari ripea.Tobacco, etc. llopc. Lath, YarnTubr, lUUi, Wafth Itoards, Brooins, Clotbea Wruijreri. I'ickc, filedpe, Axe and Hnmroer Ilan dles. OaWanized fence, wlre and pouliry nct- PENNSrLTAKIA LAWN MOWERS. DR. G. S. GREEN'S BlooiPHFferMerYe M luU the world as a curr for scuofcla, stnoriiLous swkli, ', iscs, et;. ' llcad tlie lolloultig; mvurn atHteinent of a remarkable caac. Dlt.O. S.nitEEN&CO.-I lake nlauurc ln rccommendlfiff yonr Blood rnrincrandNcreTon- ic. in Augun. ik;j ueitantairinzit ror ncror nloua aiteUed neck At the tlin 1 conld not bend myneckormoTemyhead, and was unabln to wear a collar owlog to tlie alzc of my neck. Now myneck fa well and natural irl alze. 1 tiped flre bottlcs In about teyen montha' tlme. Had been treatedfor lt prevlou.ly by phyalciana to no ef- tect. J1AIIIA . JIAItbll. E. (irecnsboro, Vb. Aug. 30, 1"). 8TATE OF VERMONT, j At (irten.boro. thii uiieajiiiuounty,aa. l uuin nay or Amnit( A. 'D.-lH8fl. peraonal y appeared before me Alaria O. Marsh. a pemon well known to me aud entltled tocrcdit and roade oath to the itatement abore Kiib.cJibeu to byner. Before me, IV. W, GOSS, Justlco of the 1'eace. Thc (irralrst Rlood Kcnicdy Knoivn stoelhd it ii comnosltlonl Uoeqnalled In Its efrecti ' , , , . Uaparalleled ln 11 iuoce I r TJnrlrariedlnllameriti ,1'riee tlM per twttlc, ll,batUea fur f 5i. Al ofTgyl'tvnaTo It 1'ItEPABEU ONLY IIY Dr. G. S. GREEN & C0 Eno'biijli Falls, Tf., V. S. A. Produces Soft.White C0NDITI0N. BY - DAILY USE. jl-PHWTION 111 G. B. S1BLEY Has just what you waiit to give for a CIIHMAS I'liBSiT ! Something that will be a benefit'to the receivor. A STJ1IiTI!: OVERCOAT ! HAT ! SILK MUFFLER, TIES, HANJ)KERCIliKF,GLOVKS MITTENS, CUFF BUTTONS, SCARF P1NS, CAPS, fancy and other wise. for children and older ones. Anythin in the line o Boys' or Gentlemen's GLOTHING MAY BE FOTJHD AT - BEisnsrmaTON, (iliriintAl. SOTE.S, The DuVc of Torloma, Sjndice of llome, hne been ilimis.l for rniueit ing the Vicar of Home to convey 10 Ihf I'ope tlie citj'g jubilee pttetinne. The New IIaniphire Rfrubliciina an evidently wido nwake, fiunet and well orRanlzfil. Tlie jirolileni offorminga illetinct ronnectirn wiih tle Natiorml League of Hepuhlii-an Clulw without creatinR ne" and perliwiliflK:tinp orKaniziliona Will prohably J Ii'ld B ready oluiion tothf Roo l sense and discre timi of tlue who lmve It wilder conmd eration. Lord Stanley who ha acceiit"H the Gevernor Ocntralahip of Cunada hnith erand heir of the Eurl of Derby s 40 yeara old and haa bven in l'arliameiit aince 1803. He lm been Lord of thf Admiralty. Finsncinl SriTi'iary of thc Wnr Ofllre. Serretary In thc Treastiry and Sevrelary of Slate for War undet UiarHeliV IwoailniiniHlratloiiii Secretarj of Statn for ihe ColnniiH in I.ord Sahs bury'a llmt Cabinel and I'reaident of tht Buard ol Trade in llie present Oovern tnent. He u-ag niade H lUron lat year Hb inarried Lady Conetance Villitve. The Catholio World ipioles and onni niend tl' declaration of Kntlicr Km nernv of l'awlui ket, lt. I., that Ihe oub lic schools wtre 'hmitleap, headless anu Kodless.' It eajs thal thing will nevei work well till the ayatera is divided ano divertdiicd lo biiit ditlerent interesis and made broader, so that all citizena lnaj he ablo to adopt It. This frarik uiler nnce of the Catholio World ia jusl whai we would have. A plain acknowledKi ment of the Uoinan Catholio purpoee will do more than anyihinK else to nrcngthen the position o tlie friends ol tho pnbllo pchools and damape tht catise of their aswiilants. The real anl mus of tlio crusiide URaiiut our Ameri can edueational aystem cannot stand the linht of day. The Dmocrata are very rouch slirred up overlbe niemion'of l'hll iaiierldapV nutne for l'realdency , and are atterupt mg to ehow that be was born in Ireland Eie was born in Ohlo, and In Ihe liet of llepublican candidalea is not more than twenty tniles aay." It is propoeid to foriu a studcnt' niibHionary ociation foi the Uuited States and Canad'a aniont; Ihe school colleRO and llieoloKicnl seminariea of lie Episcopal chutch, A prelnuinar convenlinn tn this end in lo be held ir be General Theoloeical Seininary, New York, Jan, 13 and 14. Juili;e Allen H. Morso was recentli iven u reception in Washington. Thi'rf were preent besides Judce Uorae, C'on' rHiunn Ili'nderson of North C.nolina ind John 11. Tarsney of 81 I.011K Aflet he cloth hail lnuii cleared C'ongrea man Henderson arose and guve utter inre to ex rewio!i8 wliieb caused lh' ireatest vxcilemeiit. He told Ihe KUel that he (?loriHl 111 the fact that he ha lieen a rebel. Fimilly he baid: "I an Hlad tii8rfyth.it I represvnt 11 diHlrii" (the distrint of Salifburj ) whtre iiO.UOO Union eol.licin rolled wnhin Ihe cn umitn." He was pio 'ee.liiin fnrther when Mr. Tarmey inaiie a rub for th' peaker and chitched hini by Ihe thro.u 1011 i-coiindrel, "hniiuii mr lamtiev laivan a TJnmn Sjldicr. or.d if 1 o on le here will reeeiu 1 our insuliB 1 wih. I'ake back what vou a.ud about thi Union nolcliera murdiTiil in your piis'i or I'll clioke the hfe oui of you." Thi iuests inlerferred, und Mr. Ileiiderfl'ii poli)i;ized to the party. fttE'3 IIOMtY i tm. i v oujli Cuie, 25, Sft.., T tENK'S SULPIIUR SOAP hc.il. and Uaulifiu, 25 t'l"AH C08N REMOVER kilU Cortw . Bunimn,2' l' 1 'j IIAIR 4 WHISKEIt DYE-Bljck & Ilron,k JlKE'S TOOTHACHE DROPS curo in 1 Minule. 23. 3EAN'S RHEUMATIC P1LIS are a lure curc. 60- IMlt.Hi:itS'.N Tllli TAItll'l'. The currtnt number of Haruer'a Jlae- zine has a lenirlbv but intereetine arli- elc by Henry Watterson, the able adnoi f the Ijouiaville Ourier Journal.wlilci' livocales "a tariiT - for revenueonli Tho art;uiiient is speclous and m'slpad- tneund has all Ihe llapuoouie wnici ihe fora 10 protection nru in tne nanu o. feeding thclr dieciplea upon, Jtr, Wat erson either mscreuiia or innorea ai he faola and figureB which ehow ho be country ha.1 developed and proaper ed undor Ihe. protective system, ttl though lliey are inconle-itable; and ii fact liis wbole arRiiment is conclusivi of "nothlng except th ehow thathlsde votion to free trade iheories oulweign II considcration ot fairneas and candoi n dealinc wtth Ihe fuhiect. 8enatoi Edmunda, who Is to reply to Mr. Wat- ersim 111 the tebruary nutnber or uar ner . has n t ne nunortunitv to uemoiiM he KenlucKy euilor a nssunipuona ano and fallacies. Onn of the iiKHt t'xtraordinar state- ments in Mr. Watterson s article is thai llie inrilf affords no protcction to fiirm- ers. Tbe editor of tho free trade Clncn go Tribune has also declarcd rectntlj Ihat wesiern larmers nare 110 proiecuoi for their' producls. Jt fpeaks well foi thc coiirnee of tnese eentienien 111 they niake this etatement with all lh acla anu f-onn nrgumeni against iunni but it is not creditable to their intelli nence and candor. Wn lind that thi tanil 011 agricultural producti embracei- tho followiiic lutiei: wneat twcnty cents per Lu-liel; corn and oats, ten centH; rye and harley, tifleen cents rloe, two and one half cenls per pound utter and cheesp. four cents per pound; Dotators, lifleen cents per bmhel: poul- w . . : .. 1 1 . ... ry, len per geiu; jiean nim ueuii-, ii'u n wenty per cent; tubacco.nianutactured thirtv-live cents ner pound, and un- teinmtd. nity cents per pounu sugar. from two to live cents, as to fuallty ; on horees, cows, bullf, oxen, steers. calves, heep, lanilis, goals, hogs and pigK. 1 wenty per cent of their value, ezcep' when iiiinorled for breeding purnnses heu ttuv are auuiuieu iree; oeei ann pork, one cent per pound; uiutton, ten per cent; wool, from len to twelve cent cer Dound. and from ten to twclvo per cent al valorem; bay. twenty per ccni of Ita vulue; hups, eigbt cents per pound calf-skins. twenty per cent, and on hemn. Der ton. It is not a cotnmoi aense view to malutain that the impo- nitinn of thrse duties Is ot 110 uenelllto our fanners. But this is not all. The true and log. ical view is that the home tuarket is more certain and proliiable to our farm- ers than a toretgn ones. tne enormnu exlcnsion of manufacturcs in Ihe Unl ted Htates under a nrotective tarill has createn a home aetnand for all but cigh Dercent of our farm producls. 1' is un- deniable tliut white tarill haa lowered the costof what Ihe workimtman hin t consume In the aggregite it has ralif.d the orice of that panton nl 11 produceu by the furiuer. lt .is acsntned by free trade advocates that the arerage iluty iniiosed nn forelgn producls tmported intn t nn uniKd oiaiea. wnicu is oui bi forty-slx per cent, represents thsexcess which coneumers are obligcd 1o pay upon all arliclea so corered. But nn one has been able lo flgure out that th aclnal encbancetnent of the price.to tlie oontumer was more than one.tenln 01 forty mx per cent, liecaune foreign tnun ufaciurers and exporters asrume a kooc p&rt of the hurdi'ti thcmselvrs in order to gain a niarket for their goods fn this countrj. But fnr the tariiT their goods would coine much liigher tn Ihe buyer's here, Watchman. Aiitict to Mcrruma Are jou dlatuiUd at nlgbt and broken ot your reat by a sick cldld sbf . , ..... ..i.i. .. , r ,nM a lf io send at once and get a bottle ot "Mrt.WlDi-1 low'a BoothlnK Byrup" for cblldren tccthlng. Its TaluelslncalcuUble. It will relleie the poor, little aufferer linmedlately. Drpend upon II, mothers; tliere U no tnlitake about lt. It curcs ' Dyvntery and Dlarrbta. regulates the 8tomach and Boweli.cnres iWln4 Oollc,iortetu tho Ounu' reouceJOniujauoaiias;iyfM)iiouaeoerg7 SSSS?r JfL t 8ywtfjfcrcbD4nmVtUngbjaW j, tto tastsnnd, tno rrcsqlpuoa ot one of.tne oldeat ...i i. h. jJu . j-ja j. ,l.v... .u. oui. iv. ... ....h,.....ii,.. yt., thursday, Parei CooghsOotili, noanionMa, Cronp. AtUimA, Uroacbitls. Whool'itnf Couith, Inclpjent Consuinp- Uon, aficT rclierr conraniptiTA Uon, Th 0or4ne tr. JtvU'$ Crrngh Syrup i onj ln "tr. mnd btn our rfclflterrd 1rdt-Mrki lo wlii A VuWm llenil n C(rcle,ri:td Mrip Cnvtitnt-LaM, au1 Ihe rwimUeiilffnnmrMuf Juhn IV. Hutt A. t Mcyrr (m., (Wle l'rop'v, Bnitiior. Hi, U. 8. JL I'hew hnnte't PliiK-Th itr alTobacro An- olc: iTlco l ll l ta.-uio ' aii unipst When ihe food does not digcst, but fermenls and sonrs, it catises a bnrning sensation. This is a slep in ihe dircction of Qjjspepsia. can be curedsafely and surefywith DR. SCHENCKS MANDRAKE PILLS, which will put all ihe digcslivc . ergans in hcalthy condition. ForSalobjallDrugilits; Prlce 23 cl. fr tz; 8 boxe for C3 ctl i or acnt by mall, pitaRe frrt, 011 ricelpt of prlce. Dr. J. II. fccbenck Sod. rbllad'a. "Did n't Know 't was Loaded" May do for a stupld boy's cxrusc ; but what can bo said for tho parcnt who sccs hlschild langulslilng daily and fails to recognlzo tho want of a tonlc and blood-pnriflcr? Forincrly, a coursc of bitters.or sulplinrand uiolasscs, was the rulo In wcll-regtilatcd fandlles ; but now all intelligent houseliolds kcep Aycr's Silrsnpnrilla, wliich is at oncn plcasant to tho tastc, aud tho most searcliiug aud cffcctivc blood niedicinocverdiscovcreil. Nathan S. Cleve land, 27 E. Canton st., Doslon. writes : " My danghter, now i!t years old, was in rrfect beallli nntil a year ngo when slic began to coniplain ol fatiguc, hcadache, dcbllity, dizzincss, ludfgestioii, and los.i of apctite. I cou. cluded thatall licrroinplainitoriglnatcd in iinpuro blowl, and Indiiced her to tnlto Ayer's Sursaparilla. TlilHincdlcinesoon restorcd her hlond-iiiuklng organs tu bealthy nction, and ln dno linio reestab Hshcd her formcr hcaltb. I tlnd Ayer's Sarsnparilla a most valuablc reniedy for tho Iiwjitiulo and debility iuddeut to sprlug tltne." J. Castrlglit, Urooklyn Power Co Brooklyn, N. Y., says : "As a Sprlug Medlciuc, I fiud a splendld substltute for tho nld-time tomiouiuls in Aycr's Sarsaparilla, with a fow ilosci of Ayer's rills. Af ler tlieir use, I feel freslier and strongcr to go tU "ough tho suiuuicr." Ayer's Sarsaparilla, nturAKEU nv Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass. l'rice $1; aii bottlci, , Worth 13 a bottle. li KNOWN. TlilaGrcatncrman Medlclne 1 thc clieareK anl lCBt. 1 uoKea ol Mi L. I'll I f lt niTTEIts for ll.no.lesa than. 1 1I one cent a doc. It will curo tbei aworat cstcs of ekln dlsease, tromg m a comnion plmplo on tho t&ceff it o inai awrui (ui.en&o ocmiui.H SUI.PIIUB B1TTEU3 ls thc q bcst roecUclno to use ln allff " caacs of auth Btubborn andxryour Kld dccp teatcd dlscatcs. Vofneysareoul nOt UVCr takO antnnir.XUp '3 BP.UE PILLS ?,"i'','J"g ?rmercur7,theyrodead"" Ir. IMaco vnur tnift SULrilUlf BITTEltS, tho purcst and bcst. niatterwbataUsl II rou,une II :!fkr Bitters!l ti'twiltmjtil vonE3 iiliyoarToagieOoatei Mwithayellowetlcky, are unabletowalit.or Ullirenth fmtl nnHffara fl&t on Tour liack. r4 suosuiucer jay lll offenlyo I Yoitrbnt get aomo at onre, lt atomacb ls outwlll curo you. Sulpbur of order. UeBlttcrs 1 9SuISsTeITalia'gFrIlcnd.g Is TOIir trr.tfterlnir are aoon madowell bT Idc th!ck,ts me. Itcraemlr what you ropy, clo-read hcre, It mar ano your uur, orHfe, lt has sayed hundredj. 1'twalt untll to-morrow, Try a Bottle To-day I Areroii lmr.rlrttod and weak.l We nfrprlnir fmm tha cxreaaea ofl jTynut'ir If 0, BULPHUIt BirXEESj Send 3 2-cent atamps to A. P. Onlway A Co tioston.Maf a..for beai roedlcal rorc tmblUheU? CATAHF3H K,YS r viiH leaiiscs 4'U c illaysl'ainaml lii(lammat i o u, leals llie Sofs, !lclor"e's r th r enfv br Taslf iihI Miif IW !EVER Tiir tho nmu. A finrtlrl lt ntiilei! Intararn neitrUItnfffrt'f4llttonse. Vri 60c, br mall Or t driUFdu.Hend ror clrmiar.Ki.Yimn; 4 DECADES IHAVE COilE AND QOSE BIKCEl THE 8UF FEREItHl rrto u coL-ans.l OOLD3 AKDI LUNO BLE3 rinsT TROU- irinBl ctntxsl BTTOT cts orfl IHSlll 0P1TJXD 'OICBBT,! ASD TXT II Tinrs sotI orcnusa BEETIIAT'"!. BTJTTS"! 18 ON TIIE WKAlTEE. nowarded are thoae wbo read tbli and then act! they wlU Ind II 1 1 n I, I hjnorabl employment that wtu "'""T."" "T0.u' WiS?rtSSSS Walff'.,S .iwrn,knr,Mt!ralLndredd0llkrSamoolli. It Ii easy for any on to rnaka (6 and upwards nr 'ounc; canital not .niMed: we start yoo. wamh rtff new. Noanec al nhilllr reflnlml: tiii nn t se, from 10 t&ceff ofuli.itf i thc i all andAVou loney8i iyofonli BITTE1 rvnu are nm a a andi ntr ieB In (The lcrlnj tsusc ail h c. lt fi II" Mt a 1 JANUARY 12, 1888. A PHO.IIPf SOLUTION. j It wai a typical country atore. There were roap and pins, and needlrs aud le'terpaper ud back comhs and par collarsand ypenders in glans cate in the fiptit. crujkery and caiico and tln waro and overalls and cowhido bools dlnpVifed on the sbelves. and bulter und dried beef and buekwheat and keroiieiie land inolanfes and codfisb in friendly 1 clinfusion in the recr. Ita motly variety was Indeed. a neceHsily. Lmiphn rs was the one Btnre of Unionville. If Lnmphter's was ihe typlcnl counin atore Ivntie Lainphler was not the typi cal rounlry tore keepor'a daughter. SoJuhn Stockbani, Mr. Tainphier's clerk frnni Ihe next loun, had Ihungh whi-ii hehiw her tr'pping into Ihe atnr' one inerning utlur a spnol of I bread aud a pminrf of cnftee. Slie was her fatherV liousekeepcr. She IihiI eeemed tn John, in her crisp pink cahi'o nrnl her natly straw hat. th inost jauntily siylish girl he had cvei seen, hs well ns the prelticst. That was fodr ni'intha ago. Lottlt came dnwn tn the siore fretpjently. Of courso it was a neeexsity that ehesboulu for sonlelhing was always needed at Ihe linuse. Certainly John was fnr loo iuodel !c dream llmt hiB pretence could have thi reinntet't itilluei.Le on her comings anr goingf. But he had not neglected his opporlu nilies. He had lalked to her as he tied up her etigar nr lolled up her liningcam bric, und suilled at her over the kero sene can and uiolas?es barrcl, and Loltie had nnl been prudiohly backward in re eponding. The flrst iinow fouijd lluni very good fiipnda indeed. The one blot on this extrcniely pleas nnt ei'inpanioihip was Mr. I.-inipliici . Whelher Mr. I.Htuphler was guiiiy o ihe notiuii that his cleik wns an unde diuble parly. and Ihorelore adangeroui coinpanioii for hlj daughler, or whelher he was poseepsed of an ignohle fear ol ihe lo?8 of a good houeekeeper, oi whelher he had developed a streak ol ihtuureusiin nm) conlrarlness not en lirely unknown to old genllemen who aie undergniog ihtnr llrst touches ol rhriimatisni and feeling the need of m older pnir of glase8 What Mr. Lani phier's nmtive wa" was douhtful. But he was plainly opposed to Johr Siockbhm's zrowing admiratton for liia daughter. Tlie scene which look place onebnowj Oecember inorrjing had come to be a connnon nne, Lottie catne down tn tho store at half pasl eight. It was earlier than flie gen rfrally came, and the fact accoubted lor the blackners ot Mr. Limplner e irown. Iler new brown dres was KXt'anrdi nnrily ttjlisli and becoming, and John fairl blu?liea wuii iieligliteil aumira- tlon at the eight of her. Loltie had nothlng to get but a pound of rice, und it was impobaihle to be vert long auout gelting llmt. uut Lotue wat i young peison o WHys ann means. Good nioming. Mr, Slockham. she ealled out cheerily. John was rpplenih!ng tlie flre at the back of the atore. Good niorning, Miss Limphier,' he re- ued with subdued enlhusiaem. Mr. Lamplrer'g sharp eves were upon hiin. and he did not venlure to joln her hat are these, pa.' cried 1iltie, im- mediately Do conie and ehow me liow thoy work, Mr. Slockham. They were patent nioue traps. lt was mprubahlo that Loltie was iguoiant cd their function or ihat John belleved thal ihe was, but hc gol lum-elf to the from of the store .ith alacrity. 11 8 the loveliest weaiher, Mr. Oiock- ham, Littie observed, forgelling the mouse tran Eleiranl! Is il? eaiil John, not btilliantlybut de- voteilly. looklng liH auiuiratiun on L,ot tie's brigiit eyes und red cheeks. Oh, yec; the enow's a foot deep, and I had lo wade, but Ilike that. Do you like walkine nlone by your elf? John ventured. Oh, well, I euppose lt would he pleaa mter wiili soinebodv alonc.she respond ed with lier eyes on n row of stove pol isli boxcs, I should say so, dccidedly. eaid John ijrowing bolder. Siockhani? Mr Lainphler called snup piehly, please atteml to custnmers. Tlie 'customers' consisted ot old Dan Murdock, who came regularly tosltovcr the stove, but never bought anythiug; out John wns obedlent. There was a period of ei!ence,und then a olatter from the front. Oh. goodnesc! cried Lottio, in a tone nf horror, I've knocded down a box of eurtam flxiures. Mercy! do help me tu iiickthemup. John rushed to her side. He did not know whelher e Iio had knocked theni (T purposely. but lie hoped she had. Loltie knew. out she lookeu qultu inno cently regretful. They groped about togelber for the niissing iMirtain fixtures among the olo uoxes under thecouuter. Occasionally tneir naiuls toucned eaL'li nther. We ll never flnd lliem all. said Lottie I hope we won't. 1'm willing to keep on huuting, John rejoined with a sly. ihy glance at tbe pretty face near liim, l've got a lot of things to do at home. aid Lottie; smiling back ut bim. I iiui riniming a new hat You couldn t improve un Ihat one, John put in witli another admiring itluncc. And if I'ui going to have rice pudditift fnr dlnncr itought to be going on, said die musingly. llut she kept on feeling aimlestly iboutfor curlain lixtures. I'd be glad to walk home with you if my time was my own, said John, wist fullv. You'vo never been to tlie house, have vou t You've never iuvited me, John eaid. with a gentle reproach. Not that 1 d lare to come if you did. lie added with faint inolion of his head toward Mr Limphier. Lottie eiKlietl. lf you could get an evening olf, ehe luggested timidly. l'a isn'l home until half oaet ten or 80. and John turned a radiantly grateful face unon her. You know I'd be deliuhted, Miss Lot lie. he almost gasped. I'd Stockbanu 31 r. uimphler s voice was alarmingly near. I want that box of eriices otiened immediaiely. Mr Lamphler's head prnjected itself over Ihe counter. Ile glared down al llie startled pair beneatu It. John tooked at Lottie. Thero was a darlng ligbt in his eyes. I'll como this evening. Ile forined tho words inaudibly with his llns. and hurried away. Mr.,Lumphier elapped tho package.of rice on the counter Irnwningly. Lottie bruhhed oll her drees, readiust ed her veil, rxtracled a piece of citron from a jar ond'nibbled at lt 'and went out witu ii parting snma iprjODnrtocK liam. If Lottie. piiton herliest dressand he preltlest ruchings aiid hersilverhair pin and bracelets that evening after her pa had rnnn biick to tho store. and if some body knocked at thc kitcben door at 8 o'clock, and If the kitcben reoounded for two hours tUereafter with pleasant chat and harmle'8 bamllnage and llght hearted lauitbter-f ihese things oc eurred turely it "was nobody'a. busincfs. I don't need to t'ell you'how.I'vo cn- jiyedtbeuvenltig, MiM IBmpUier, jaid Jonn earuestiy. as nu rusvuiaak nnger iuirlv. Iktiow I fliouldn't hate come but I cuuldn't lielp it? -and I can't be i ,ii Prtullll nol, auid Lottie, witb prelty wftrmth. I I ehoud like lo canie again, John pur (uedrbut ot cnuree ims isn i tne rtgn Wnv ' I dou't care-p liowl said Lottie very (tblltlr, Iflia will lie so Ulireasonable, 1 doa't know what else wo can do, Good , whst is that. John f "MllTM thealr aPprehenSivol, Joltlt snlfTed tOcV n'.'imnWc! hn declaTed.x Meroyl wtiere . Wo'll bnvc lo iavmtif,Ut(',6ld Johii,is amter. found it bluj with Binoke. lottie gave a little fcreani. Something's alire. said John. Don' he alarmed, AIiss Lamphier, lie added. solicilously. lie onened the wood house door. They were choked by llie rush of emoke and'bot air. Their startled guze revealed one side of the wood house alive with licking, darting llames. John Slockham s practlcal tnind was working quickly. Where s tlie siiik, Miss Iamnhler.' Iie lemanded, and a water pall twoif pos sible. We'll have lo wotk sharp lo etop it, It's got a good start. Ihey did work Ihey rushed to Bno Iro witb heavy pails of water. half hlinded by tbe emoke. hot from the flames, dripping uith spilled water. At the end ot a conltised nlteen mln utes they sat down.exhausted and dizzy n tne uoorway anu curveyea the ecene. une wall or the wooilhouse was burneu black. At one point tho moonlight was ireainlng ln througn u liole made o tbe llamee, It sbone on therecumbent forotof red faced, browsy and ohviously inebriated ramn. sleening nearelullv on a nile ol kindling wood. It shone on a dirly clay pipe tlirust into a little mound of ehav- ings, which were etill emouldering. It hone, lurtnerino'e. on 3lr lvamphler tanding in the wood house door and elaring in. Little wus more than equal to the oc- cajioii, She was not a peraon to let a golden oppnrtunity escapu her. She rushed over to her fulber and put botb hands around hisurms with a trag- lc little shriek. Oh, p! she cried, iust look! Just im- gme hat you've eecaped! The house would have been burntd down in an other minute in oue minute-all burned own! Mr. Slockham has eaved it. If he hadn'l been here and weliadn't emelled nioke and come out there, found the wood house all ablaze and worked like crazy to put it out, just think whai would have napppnea: It was ihat hor rid iramp, Ho'd got in here somehow and gone to Bleep smoking, and his hor rid pipe had set things on iire. 1'm so glad Mr. Slockham was here ain'l you pa, dear? .Mr. Limphier looked at his daughter nd then at Stockhaui and at Ihe black ened wall and at tbeserenely slumbering trainp. aii, yes: ne responueu. it waB tortu nate you bappened aloug, Slockham. inere was a tingp ot irony in iiis tone nd enmo grimness in hU smile, bul Lottie did not mind that nor did John Stockham. They realized that by a fottunute turn ofeventsMr. Lamphier wts defeated nn made to appreciate and ndmit tlie fact. Thev cared little for the burned beams atd their dripping clothes; the slumber ng tramp seetned to bo an angel ln ais guisc, Well, it's tht way to do, Lottie de clured a few weeks later, wben she and John Slockham wercBafely engaged and Slr. Lamnhier had given them his biess- ing and inliinated that he'd thought of takiug a partner aud Ihat John might pnsjiblv do: it's the way to uo. II weu just stnod back as tneek as niico and alted for na to come rounu anu invue vou up lo the house mercy! I can not bear to think of it! AN INTlUlESTINU DIAOltASI. Comnience in tbe centre of the follow iii! diacram und read in any direction and Ihe answer is the 8a me, viz: James Blatne. The diagram may be read in moro than 300 ways from tbe centcr: E ENE ENINE ENIAINE ENIAI.AINF. ENIAI.BbAINE EN1ALB11U1.A1NE ENlAbBliSIIBLAINU ENlAI.UGSEStlUI.AINE KM A LB11SE M ES(1 11I.AINE ENI AMX1SKMA.M ESIJ I1LAINE F.N I A I. UUSEM A J A M ESU I1L.A I N E ENI .LBUSEMAlIE-OBLAINE ENI AI.UtiSEMKSaULAlNE ENIAI.BOSESUBLAI.NE ENIAUKJMiULAlNE ENIALUOBI.AINE ENIAI.BLAINE EN1AI.A1K ENIAINE ENINE ENE E Chicago Tribune. .HAltKliTIMi IN T1IH UMITUD Sr.VTIifi OF COLimillA. The markets in South American citiee are situated ln tho largest plazas, Beef is eometimes good, but as the average Soutfc American does not ecruple to iiso an animal that has met an accicntal death, faniilies Bojourning there prefer o buy their beer or a resident who nas ktlled a Bteer for his own use. Owing to theecanty supply of ice and the in teneo heat all meat soon spoils. and the nalives depend largely upon fdsoj'o or jetked beef, This ls beef ealted and nung in iho inienee neat ot tne tropicai iun, where It soon dries, but acquirea a very disugreeable odor, It is, however. nreterreu to iresu oeei nv naiivo soutn Americans and a cettain nuantity of tasaj'o ia imported to New Y'ork markets pvery season to supply South Americaus who are residing in that city. In Bogota tasaio is f ried and boiled. 'he favorite uioiies ot cooKing witu naitve cooks. Vlulton and lanibare fouud in market. but they are Btrtngy and poor. Cnickeas vurv tn oualltv. ro care is given iowis in ;South America. Tboy are left to ruu wild and are apt to be tough. The laitve cooks remedy ihls tougnness ny boihngthe chicken till it is in ehreds and neuriy iiavoriess. MY auveniure- some little friend, who atlempted to go to churcli without a manltlia, visileo tho market wiih nn escort. Her face was closelv swalbed in the detestable bead-covenng and stiecouiu not exactiy see where she was etepping, Suddenly she found under her feet tbe most nideous ereen liz.ird, bhorter thau a small albgator, but fully tbree feet long. An iguana,' explaiued her husbana vhen she had recovered from her fright. That ends marketing here.' she said. but I was afterward amused to bear she had become quite fond of iguana s eggs. This lizard ls a favorite nriicle offood; its llesb is similar to frog-legs in flavor. lt ts kept in the coltages ot tlie poor, as a domestie animal, chlelly for the sake of thc eggs, Il is n barinless little crea ure which plays wuii tne cntiuren anu runs abount the rafters of the cottage with the pet tnonkey. The nalives never nllow its eggs used for food to be de pisiled. but at certain times they cut a olit in tho side of the crealuro and re move the sliing of eggs. The animal crawls away and in a day or tno the nouud beals aud it seems to euller no incouvenience. I confess these eggs oeem veryjunpalatable, but tbcy are re garded us a great delicacy and are eaten wali avidity by everyone. Even the inonkets devour them witbrelish. They are qulle eimilar in llavor lo turtle's Ihere is plenty of good fish in South America. Tlie dorado lish is very abuu daut aud so unwary of the tlshernian Ihat tbe nalives simply tie a piece of plantain lo a etripg and it swjmsj asbore and is easily takeu wiih a hand-net. Sbell tlsli are poor inquality. The sbells of South American ovelers are eoeoft that they crumble at the toucb and are hopelessiv mixtu wun tne oyster. Tbere are eoft ehell crabs in market about the elzo of a dollar. There is no vinegar; the julco of tbe lime, a dellcious substitntc. tukes thc place of vinegar. Tbe onlv butter In market is canned Danish butter, which retails as 2.00 a pound. lt Is exccllent in tWvor, but where il is tco expensie for ordinary une, olive nil takes its place. Tbe mar kets at Cbristmas time prcsent a very lcsllve appearanceand are gaily dressed wlib braucbes of Mandarin orange treea in fruit nnd flower. fAmy 0. Shanks, In Good Iloutekeeplng. Bofton Mamma You musn't epeak ofyour Ieg, FloasU, wbea ue havo. company. It ien't pollte, 1-loBsii' What etiouid I uar, maminai NTJMBER 51 LAUltA HltlUOF.StAN. Ilow Juilge llarrett DltetMered tlie Un fortunnte (Jlrl and Found fnr Iler a llei.. efactor. To the Edilov of thc UmM : Tht relerence to niyeef in your receut notlc. of the SUlh anniversary of Ihe HTe ol Laura Bridgeman, at the I'orkins Innti lute for the Blind, located In South Bo ton, Mass., has caused intereeled inquir ics of me as to particulars, Several years ago a brief statement was printen in tlie Vermont Stundard, and reprinted in the Rutland Herald. Thoee Inquiriei lead me to niake a brief restatement. In May, 1837 betng then a junior It DartraounlCollegi' I washelpingtbe fe lectmen of Uanover in making up assct.s tnente und tax bills. The businer was done at Mr. Bridgeman's Liura's father sotne seven miles from the collegc, where I spent several duys I tbcn eaw Laura a veiy eprigbtl child, some seven or eight years old deaf, dumb, blind and destllule of Ihi sense of emell. This condition was caus ed by Bcarlet fever. when she was two or three years old. The interest exclted by Ihus eecint her caused me lo alute Ihe case to Dr Muzzy, then at the head of Durttnouil Medical college, und to aek hini tn eei her. He did mi, We then conferred ae to whrther there was any placor means for treating the case, wiih ,i view t' umeliorating her condition in life. IL lold me of the I'erkins institule, und o' Dr. Howe, who had it in cliarge. U my rcquest he wrote to Dr. Howo. ii responBe, Dr Howe went to Uanover on the occasion of the conimencement in July of that year.and waB introduced b tne by Dr. Muzzy. 1 thereupon carritr. hini to Mr. Bridgeman's and inlrnduced hini to the family,taling thepurpoee oi our visit and how it bud come to lu made. Negotiationa und arrangemenle ensued that rpsulted in Liurn's goinp into the care of Dr. Ilowe at the insti tute, where, in the couree of 50 yeart just elupsed, bhe has developeu into the wonderful historio and personal churac ter now long known to the intelligeni world. Tiub answers the question very often asked, "tlow did Laura bappen to l taken in cliarge by Di. Howe?'' Exeep the statement ptihlished as above meii tioned,in ihu Slandard and the Herald, 1 have seen no suggestion on tho subjrc in any thlng that has been printed about her. Perbaps this may not be entireli without interest to some of Dr. Ilowe'e surviving friends. James BAItltETT. Milloh'a Coiisiiiiiptlon Cure. This is beyond questicn the most suc cessful Cough Meuicine we have evei sold, a few doses invariable cures tbe worst cases of Cough, Croup and liron chitis, while its wonderful successin the rure of Consumption is without a paral lel in the history of raedicine. Smce ilr lirst discoyery it has been sold on a guarantee. a tesl which no other medl cine can stand. lf you havo a cough we earnestly ask you to try it. I'rice 10 cent, SO cents and $1. If your lungsart sore, chest or back lame, use ShilohV Porus Plaster. Sold by J, T. ShurtlefT, Uennlcizton. TIIi: ATTP.ni'TKD STUIKU ).N IHU KliAIIlMG It.tIa.UOAO. There is good reason for the beliel that the convention of Reading railroad employes, which, cnntrary to the gener al expectntion, has nrdered a stnke, ol the fielght tram men and coal handlers is very far from being a repreeentatlve body. It probablv contains, as eucb conventlons almost always do, the hot- lieaded and loose tnngued members ot the labor organizations along the line ol the railroad, who are chosen as dele gates. not becauae of their eound ludg- ment and acquaintance with their fellow worKman, out because as tneir prnmi nence as agitators. Ab long as the Knights of Labor were a cnmtmct and well disciplined army. to disobey which was a terrible thinr. tliese agitatora had lt pretty mucb their own way, and gen orally succeeded in dragging their cun- servattve nnd more prudent breturen into any stnke which they migbt see fu to order. Times have changed since Martin Irons's word p&ralyzni the busi- ness ot tne wiioie section ot tne country. Witb all their boastincs it would seeni tbat tbe chiefs of the Reailing strike are doomed to a bitier dtsappointment. The rank and f ile of their order are no long er willing to obev their commands wiih out question. They think for tbein selvea again, see tbat public opinion h against a stnke. and diseam the vast army of the unemployed eager to step into their places if they leavethem. As a last resort the 30.000 Reading miuere may be called on to join tbe strike, and if thev obev the order serious embarass ment is certain to ensuo. l'resent Indl- cations are that the strike will uttcrlj collapse before ita promoters can go to nils extreme. it it uoes. tne uisagrer ment of the coruoratinn and its em ployes will be merely prolonged,to break out in an opcn rupture again at any tlme. What the public interests and these are paramount demand is a flnal settlement of the present coulroversy acceptable to both parties lo it. Sucb a settlement the ueoule of this corner of the couniry have a perfect right to de mand of the Reading oflicials and their worktnen, As to the incendiarv circular of the German Socialiets of New Ybrk.it would seem hardly to dcserye a mention in connection with the strike. It is innued nt this Tiartirular time for the sarae rea sou that Soies. Parsons and ibeir fellow nnnanirators seized on the troubles in tho Chicago stock yards and packing houses to pusb their ratal propagauuisni. This Socialistic utterance is far from likely to atlr to areon and bloodtdied men who. wheu thev ordered their strike. tock prompt occasion to oller 3000 as a reward for testimony to convict any man wbo may use use vioience to tne Reading property. Boston Journal. Anawer Tlita (lueatlon. Whv do so manv neonle we eee around us Beem to prefer to euller and be made mixerable by indigestion, constipation, dizzinesa, loss of appetite, coming up of tbe food, yellow tkin, wnen lor i o cents we will sell them Shilob's Sjstem Vital izer. iruaranteed to cure them. Sold by J. T. ShurtlefT, Bennington, Vt. Till! OltUAT PLOOO IN CHINA, For nearly three raonths pat an tm raenne area of northeastern China.which before was a fertllo, densely populated plain, has been a lake of muddy water. Eleven ciltes are reporled inundated nnd an unknown host of the teemlng Chl nese population are without bomes or means of subeistence. The Chinese gov ernment has taken eteps to relieve the ditlress. but suiTering and death on an enormons acale must inevliably result from a long continued Hood of this tnag nilude in a region where every rood of ground that posiibly can be utilized for the purpose Is made to do its full shsre towarda Ihe mainlenance of human llfe. The Hoang Iio. or Y'ellow river. whose ovetfluw is causing all this desolation, ts one of the greatest rivers of the world. It is about as long ue. and very much reeembles, our own Mlssouri, but more turbtilent and unmanageablo and more heavily ladcn with thc detritus of its mountaln sourccs. 'Iho gravel, gand and clav with its awlft waleta carry in euspension till up ita bcd in its quieter montbs more rapidly tlrnn it can plow lt out again ln seasons ot uooa, ino re eult is a wide, ehallow, unstabte river, gradually rising liigher than the eur roondinir nlaln. until tho eediment flnal Iy Buccceda inejecling the river from its bed altogeiher, According to Chinrse records, the river haa changed Its coura nlne times in Ihe last 2 600 years. Tho last chance was made during Ihe suc cesitive flooda of 1631-53, when tha river left ita channel 300 miles from Its mouth and made for iiself a new one, entering tho sea about 800 tniles In a strnight line furiher north, lt ia aa If tho Miasisdppl ahpgid daiertitB theGulf of Mexico, reaching it in tho vicinity of Pentacola . This evolution of a new river bed impliea a more or less prntracted period of general overtlow. Inetead of leaving Ihe land riclier when it recedes, like tbe Nile and the Missis sippi, it leaves a barren and unfruitful streich of sand nnj clay. In this way the floods of tbe Uoang-Ho ure not only a present but a permanent calamlly-. as the loss it cauaea is irreparable. Engi neers have studicd the river, and some of them entertnin the opinion that a Bya tem of ievees, whicb would keep the river in its channel and cotnpel lt to scour out its channel, would prevent these periodic oveillows. We are ner- suaded, howevf-r, tliat sclence will have to make considerable advance before a trougli can bc constructed bieh enough ind strong enoiiL'h lo carry tbe stormy waters of the Centrnl Asian mountalnrl to the sea at ull times without oveiflow. The only infalhble cure,' says the Chi '"se Tiiiies, -is to afTorest the empire on i complete ecale." The nuechief is done. in tbe niouniaitis.whirli are being wash d down by tbe rains and luelting snow with a result akin to tbe hydraullo minea n Califuruia. Foresls would ston this rapid denundation which lills the river oed far below. iust as tlie American rtv- r in California was fllled and displaced iy shckines. 'G.ve u foreIs.' eavs the Chine8e Times, 'and tho Yellow river an ue changed rrom a curse-hearer to a enevolent etreani. wliose banks can be made to eupport in eecurity many mill- ons ot proiqierous ugricuiturists wno will be able without fear to till the fer- ile lields. rExchange. NF.W AltTICt.ES (IF DINNEIt SKKVICK. Thero is no reason wby the eitnplest linner table eiiou'd not be as beautiful s color and light can make it. The 'hnps are tilleil wnn a uewuuering ;lioice of exiUisitc porcelains, and some t tlie m st beautiful designs anil colors re found among the chcaper klnds of hina, which come from Japan and the Celestial empire. Tbere is no silver in narket which Bhowa euch poverty ol lesign as some o) ihe costly Kussian ilver, among hicb are euch deeigns as i enowv dam isk napkin, in enaniel on n gilded wicker platter, or exact reproduc lions in silver of tt cigar box of cedar wood, with the governmental stamp. fbere is no clutia which ehows such lack f artietic wotk ai the Sevres china, -vhicli ii often profuelr gilded and calttred wi'li Inmution gems. The old llower desigus frcm Jleissen are lovely. nd Russian silver, ulicn it is copieu from the old Krrmlin silver, is quaint ind beautiful. The plates used in the vanous courset if a dinner are unally diiferent; often ach plate in a ccurse is dlfterent. The oup plate and dinner plate proper,occa ionallv match. but these are the only plates where matching isallowable. The truter ol tne soup piate anu oi tne iim ler plate is generally loft plain, without lesign. The toureeiis and platters and vrgetable dishcs may match the soup iilate nnd dinner plate ln generul style. Old blue Canton ware is pernaps llie lafest choice for serviceable dinuer hina White china is cold. Blue Can on ware is strong. can be as readily ruatched as white china and harmonizes with almost any sbade of fancy china which can be introduced on the table. rhe daintiest courso ot plates used on the dinner table is usuully tho deeert plates. On wealthy tubles these are of- en palnted ny ariisis wnn nower or ieai patteins. A course of plates for raw iy6ters, a course ji uan piates, a cour6e if fiuiull nlutes forentrees, udozen came nlates. a dozen sale.d plates, and two or moro sets of desstri plates are tho extra plates generally added to the dinner ser vice. wiiicn tnciuties tne soup unu uiu ner plates, tbe Boup tureen, the vegeta hle dishes in vurious Bhapes aud a suc- cession of platterB. Tbe game platter. the fish platter, the salad bowl, may malcli tliP course of plates used with them. Wealthv houpeholds may have more sets of piates, nnd the entite din ner hcrvice ia ofieu of eolid silver witb the exception usually ot the plates. A tumbler of English cryetal is preferre 1 o a eob et except wtiere wtne ts serveu. when a goblet is placed for water. witb ihe wine glapses. Sorbets and Roman punches are served in the most fairy ike cuos ani saucers oi ruoy crysiai or Venetian glass. Iioats of crystal and low crystal dishes are preferred for cel ery to high dishes. Helena Ilowe, in Good Housekeeping. WHAT "rECULIAK"SIEANS. Applied to Hood's Sarsaparilla, the word Peculiar is of great importance. lt means that Hood's Sarsaparilla Is dlf terent from oiher preparations in many vilal points, whicb make it a thorough Iv honest and rehable raedicine. It is Peculiar, in a strictly medical sense. first in the combination ot remedial agents tiseu, pecomi. in tne proporiion tn wnicli tney are preparea ; rira. in the process by whicb tho active cura tive properties of the medicine are se- cured. Study these points well. They mean volumes. They make Hood s Sar saparilla Peeuliar in itscurativepowers, as it accomplislKs wonderful cures hitherto unknown, and which give to Hood's Sarsaparill i a clear right to the title of 'The greateet blood purifier ever discovered. A l'AN IN A POItUIG.N CIIliltCH The daughter of a prominent New Y'ork physiclan was at ecbool in a soutii German city, where Ihe summer often has days r,8 wnrm as aro experienced with us. One lorrid Sunday in church the young girl tooU her fan from her pocket and eought relief by using it. To her ustonishment tbe was promptly ad inonished by tbe verger to close the fan. and return lt to her pocket. In extreme mortiflcatiou she put up the offending object and suftVred until tbeclose of the long service. On reuching tbe ecbool she was suninioned before thc prlncipal. who addressed her thus : 'Miss , from your father's bigli rank in his profcssi'in and tho etatus of your family, I was led to believe tbat you were in every repect well bred and had due reverence for the house of (Jod. I am, therefore. both aetonished and mortifled to leam that you carried n fan lo church and fanned j'ourself. Do you not know that such a proceedlng is un- becoonng to a lady nud a cnristian would you place the church on a par wiih the theaire ? Never has so 'great a breach of mannetaoccurred in my school and I must beg you never to repeat the olfence.' The astouiahed malden told the wounded dame tliat lu her country fans were always used in church and she could not know that it was iniproper to use them in Germany. 'Is it posaiDie tnat you Americans tan in church ? I had always supposed you lo be a religious people. Very singular ideas vou raust have about religion. As you seem to besincere I will pardon this cffence and make no further mention of it, But, my dear girl, never forget that it is really dreadful to uie a fan in b German church.' Foreign Letter. If Dakota will agree tu keep its weatli cr at home, we think she ought to come in aa a state, or even two statcs. if she prefers it that way : but let the agree ment bc made in writing. POWDER Absolutely Pure. ifrfTigth and wholfnn8n. More conotncn than tht ordlnArr klndi. irdlnAiT Kindi And ctmHb acla Attl canttitbo aoid ln enmrtt tltbn with th muUlmdo flf IdirtaL -hrrt tm. hpn- wHffht nlnm rtr nfaothatn powIim. Rnl Pold rnf W. jr. ponIAS H2.50 J UOi; U nno. FOLD li DmTJ.T.TOvnY JX.S7JE!WfI:rI G.B.SIBLEYi!