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I hannt the woods'
Deep solitude?,
Where the foaming rills
With winding flow
And voices low,
Steal down from the hills;
Where the clustered flowers
On whispering bowers
Hang sweet with dew,
And the drowsy air
Breathe odors rare
The summer through.
When morning's beam
Steals into dream
Of the forest deep,
And music breaks
From the bird that wakes
From happy sleep,
I repeat his song
As it floats along
Among the trees;
My voice replies
And melts and dies
In harmonies.
And when from afar
The evening star,
On the solemn night,
Looks down from the east.
Where the storm has ceased,
With holy light:
When the measured knell
Of the evening bell,
From the distant hill,
With mellow beat,
Makes music sweet,
In the darkness still?
I echo the hour
From my rocky tower,
-Where I watch alone;
I slumber deep,
But I wake from sleep
At the softest tone.
When winter piles
The forest aisles
With drifts of snow,
And through the lines
Of roaring pines
The ice winds blow,
About my c**e
The tempests rav#,
T.iIta at Arm a of aAfi*
But none can break
My walls and take
My voice from me!
I found my birth
When heaven and earth
From chaos rose:
And not till Death
Steals Nature's breath
My life shall close.
?Ernest W. Shurtleff.
" It's not only strange, but downright
meanness. What's the use of trying
to excuse it? Here are the facts:
Only a few days ago the .Benevolent
society met and Mrs. Benson subscribed
twenty dollars. I was speaking
of her liberality at the close of the
meeting; and now we find her refusing
to pay a fair price to her washwoman
and seamstress, the latter having a
nnnr rvmtlior nnfl thrpfi hpltdpsa r>hil- I
dren to provide for from her scanty
"Well, Annie, such inconsistencies
are far from being infrequent, and the
longer you live the more you will be
impressed with incongruities found in
human nature. Let me tell you of a
iesson I had onoe, many years ago.
"It was a cold day in December, and
a keen, rough wind blew the sharp,
frozen sleet in my face as I walked
with a quick step down one of the
streets of our beautiful city. I had
teen caught without an umbrella, and
when I overtook Air. Blank, and was
invited to walk under the shelter of
his, I touk his arm, nothing loth, I assure
you. He was an old friend, though
his wealth carried him into circles
. where, as the poor pastor of an humble
flock, I should nave hardly touna admittance.
Alter the first greetings,
he told me that nothing would have
tempted him out in such a severe
weather but the meeting of the ' benevolent
Association,'of which I think
he said he was president. And then i
he added: You had better go with me
and become a member. There is no i
(estimating the amount of good we are 1
doing in this place.' . (
" When we came to the steps of the '
old stone church, my attention was 1
arrested by the sound of a child's
voice, which was borne to us by the ]
wind, in low, broken sobs.
" Curled up under the shelter of the 1
broad, stone arch was a child of seven :
or eight years, whose dress was such J
an odd mixture of girls' and boys'
costumes that it would have been j
aimcuu 10 guess uie sex.
"A poor, pinched face, set off by :
fine, dark eyes, and a profusion of dark
hair, which was partly hidden by the
m , old comforter tied around the head.
An old overcoat, patched and worn, a 1
red petticoat partly hiding some black 1
; pants, gray stockings and girl's slippers !
completed the dress of the forlorn little
object. '
" I said : * Let us see what is the
|%r,* trouble here, and what we can do to 1
relieve it.' '
"Mr. Blank stopped with an im- !
patient air, and passing a contemptuous 1
glance at the child, who just then 1
Kj , J iUOKeu up iiuu mcu uut pueuubiv,
said: ' Oh, never mind, I have no
interest in a tiling of this kind. I
have to do only with the broad, general
principles of humanity.'
" "When he found I would stop he
wrapped his elegant coat close around
him, saying carelessly: 4 It's all a
trick ; these beggars understand their
business to perfection. Come, or we
shall be late at the society. Do not be
misled by your sympathies ; with us
j you can work in your accustomed
" * I will not detain you,' I replied,
and, if possible, will rejoin you in a
few moments.'
"Very well, sir, if you persist in
^10 T mucf loovo vaii fnr mr rint.ipQ
v1i19 x juuov 1vi. iv J vu| aw* wmv?vi/
are imperative, and the wind which
sweeps round this corner is terrific;'
and, with a stately bow, he hurried on.
" I went up to the child, and asked,
perhaps a little thoughtlessly: 'What's
the matter, my little maid or fellow ?
I am sure I cannot tell which you are.'
"The figure straightened up, and
before a word was uttered the red
skirt was gathered up by the halffrozen
hands and hid under the dilapidated
" ' I ain't a girl?I'm "Willie Hale,
and I've lost my way !' and then the
nands went up to the face, and the
despised skirt dropped down into sight
" 'Tell me where you live,' said I,
'and I will take you to the street.'
"41 don't live on any street?only
way off by the water, and I can't find
my way back, 'cause the storm comes
in my face so.'
" I took his stiffened fingers in my
warmly-gloved hands and bent over
him so as to shut out the blast, bidding
him cheer up and think of something
which would indicate the direction of
his home, and I would take him
v, there.
" Finally, lie thought of ' a great big
chimney,' which, he said.' went most
up to the sky,' and added, quaintly:
i 'If it should ever fall down it would
B bury us up so deep we could never get
out; but I haven't told mother of it,
P. because 'twould worry her, you
r " I drew him closer to me, for he
><J had touched my heart by his thoughtfulness
of his mother. I told him I
would take him to the big chimney and
then he could find his mother's house
himself. He kept firm hold of my
hand as we started off, and said with a
happy look into my face: 'You can
"walk fast and I can *un, and we will
get there quick, won't we?'
"Curious looks were cast upon us
as we trudged along the slippery
street, but we heeded them not, and
so much interested did I become in
the little fellow that I forgot to leave
him when he came to the place he had
designated, and the first I knew he
was leading me into a long narrow
lane, and stopped before a miserable
dwelling. I followed the child up
some rickety stairs and soon found
myself in the presence of a sick woman
who was propped up in bed, trying to
M.'I could not find him,' said the
^ _ child, and I got lost, and this good
. man brought me home.'
' She looked up wistfully into my
r face. 'Thank you, sir, for bringing
my darling back to merit's something '
new for him to go out alone, but I am :
helpless now.' She kept on with her ;
work, though her hands trembled and 1
^ ,-hear faoe was covered with tears. i
" It was a different scene from any
I had met with in my short experience
of pastoral life, but my sympathy, expressed
in words and manner, soon
drew from the poor woman her story.
It came out by degrees broken in upon
by sobbing and weakness. As is often
the case, 'it was not always thus.'
She had begun life with fair prospects,
but after a few years of great happiness
her sorrows commenced with the
loss of her husband, by a terrible accident.
He had always been prudent
and industrious, but when she paid
the last cent due on his burial she had
scarcely a dollar to help herself with
and three children dependent upon
her. After she buried her baby she
took the other two, a girl of seven
and Willie, who was then four, and
came to this city, because she had a
brother living here who was sure to
help her, if he only knew her necessities.
A frail hope, as she found. He
had acquired wealth and position, and
was troubled with poor relations.
They had had the same chance to
make their way in life that he had,
and if they had been careless and improvident
he was not going to suffer
for them.
" 'Ilis wife gave me some sewing to
do, but so scanty was the pay 1 might
have starved on it, only for the assistance
of my neighbors who, though
poor, are very kind. When my. little
girl died I sent for him again, and he
helped me, through the Benevolent society,
with the understanding that I
should keep our relationship a secret
and let him alone in future. I would
not have accepted it, only to keep my
darling girl from being buried publicly
by the city.*
"She wept during the recital uncontrollably,
and at the close added bitterly:
41 understand that my brother,
Howard Blank, has the reputation of
being exceedingly generous, and that
he is connected with all the benevolent
enterprises of the day.'
" Is Howard Blank your brother?' I
asked, in great surprise.
"Yes; do you know him?'
"I thought I knew him well, but I
find there is a wide difference between
reputation and character. "With your
permission I shall see him, and try and
influence him to do something for you.
Perhaps I can touch his pride, if not
his heart.'
" 'It will be of no use,' said she; ' he
will say I have broken my word in
telling you; but you were so kind, and
I so desolate, that I opened my whole
heart to you.'
"I promised to be careful of her
secret, and to see her again before
"I went directly home and told
your mother all but the circumstances
connected with the brother. Her kind
heart was instantly aroused, and while
I was talking she began to gather up
different things which might be needed
in the sick-room. In less than two
hours there was a cheerful fire in that
attic room, the bed was comfortably
arranged, Mrs. Hale was well cared
for, and "Willie had dined like a prince.
" Toward night I took my way in
the still-increasing storm to the house
of Mr. Blank. 1 confess my heart
rather misgave me when I remembered
this particular case was not4 humanity
in general.' I accused myself of uncharitableness
in judging my friend,
and brought to mind the old adage:
* mere are always iwo siucs 10 u story.
In my eagerness to exculpate him I
began to doubt the word of the poor
"I found him surrounded with :
every luxury. He gave me a cordial
reception, but when my errand was
made known his manner changed. It ,
was long before I could make any im- ,
pression upon him. He affected to
believe their suffering feigned, because .
Mrs. Hale had refused to take any 1
more work from his wife. I told the <
reason, when he replied : ' You have
been an easy dupe to a designing wo- ;
man. Here is ten dollars, which I ]
give under protest, knowing it will be
foolislily squandered. And now, my (
good sir, please never mention the
subject to me again, or I shall be ,
obliged to drop an acquaintance that I .
tiave always found exceedingly agree- '
able.' i
Perhaps I said a little more to him
than became a poor minister, but as I 1
looked around upon his magnificent ,
drawing-rooms I could not help thinking
that were it not for the publicity j
of his donations they would be withheld
and th.if- his nnhlishpd rnntribu- 1
"W*"? * I r
tions did not proceed from a generous
heart, but from a contemptible desire
for popularity and fame. And I did ]
what is not always wise, spoke my J
houghts aloud.
" lie reminded me gravely that I was
taking upon myself 4 one of the pre- !
rogatives of the Most High when I
>et myself up to judge the motives
which had actuated him.' I cannot
say who had the l;ist word, but I know J
I never felt so angry in my life lis I f
lid when I stepped from his door, and 1
tie bowed me out in the most self-pos- J
>essed manner. I lost my position ;
soon after through his intluence, and
3ince then our ways in life have sel- t
3om crossed. <
"jurs. naie recovered soon, uuiuks to
careful nursing and the effect of '
careful food. Several became interest- 1
ed in her, and as soon as she regained j
her strength they put her in the way
of earning enough to support herself
and AVillie. She gave him a good edu- '
cation, and lie has done a great deal '
for himself, and is to-day one of the :
most promising young men of my ac- ;
quaintance. That is only one of many
instances which have come under my
observation through my long and
varied experience. To be just to human
nature, 1 think this a little the
worst, or else I became familiarized
with inconsistencies and they did not
make so deep an impression upon me. 1
"Perhaps you will judge Mrs. Ben- '
son more] leniently when I tell you she J
has but carried out theresult of her
early training, for you know she is j
Judge Hadley's daughter, and he is the
Mr. Blank who figured in my story. !
And, Annie, perhaps there will be no j
better time for me to talk with you on '
the subject which has given me no
little anxiety. Within the past week
two young men have called on me,
seeking my permission to win to them- J
selves my heart's best treasure, my
only daughter. Annie, darling, will '
you show me your heart, that I may '
know how to answer them V"
No words came from the restless j
little figure, who had suddenly found
so much to be done in the other part
of the room, livery book had been
dusted twice over, and still she lingered,
with her face turned from her
"1 am waiting, Annie."
"Well, papa," under her breath.
" Come here, darling, where l can
see your face; who knows how long
they will let me have you with me?"
"Shall I tell you of my callers ? Well,
one is rich, educated and exceedingly
popular. He has no profession or
business, and you would think he
would never need any, as he is an only
son ; but if by some sudden stroke of
fortune his father's wealth should be
swept away, the young man, with his
dainty and expensive habits, would
find it difficult to take care of
himself, and, much more, a wife.
Paul Hadley is in love, or thinks he is,
with Annie's pretty face and engaging
manners. The present prospects are
that she would have an elegant home,
every luxury that wealth can bestow,
J U:iA f?T 1 oof a n Hrxn
<U1U, >VIlliC I1C1 ucnmj icuio, <i jjui iun
of her husband^ heart. William
IJeDson you have known all your life.
He has just finished his profession, and
has his way to make in the world.
And he will do it, for he has true
courage and perseverance, correct
habits and a high aim. lie may never
be rich, as things are counted here,
and his wife will have to take her
share of the burdens of life, but she
will have a husband of whom any
woman might be proud, and his heart,
tender and true, will be all her own.
It so happened that the two chose the
same hour to visit me. William came
in first, but was hardly seated when
Hadley was announced. They merely
exchanged bows, though I know they
must have known each other at school, i
Hadley said his business was urgent,
and asked to see me alone a few mo- i
ments. I confess his errand took me i
by surprise, for I had only thought of .
my home pet as a child, while others ?
have found out, it seems, that she is a j
beautiful young lady. When we 1
entered the parlor again I said: ' Per- j <
Stock for Grafting.
The selection of suitable stocks for
grafting Is a matter still requiring
much scientific experiment. The object
of grafting is to expedite and increase
the formation of flowers and
fruit. Strong-growing pears, for intance,
are grafted on the quincestock,
in order to restrict their tendency to
form " gross " shoots and a superabundance
of wood in place of flowers
and fruit. Apples, for the same reason,
are " worked " on the " paradise "
stocks, which, from their inlluence on
the scion, are known as dwarfing
stocks. Scions from a tree which is
weakly or liable to injury by frosts,
are strengthened by engrafting on
haps you two gentlemen don't know
you are cousins.' John Hadley threw
up his head contemptuously and replied:
' You must be mistaken. Judge
Iladley is my father, you know.'
"'Yes,' said I, 'and Mrs. Benson is
his own sister ; you must thank me
for giving you an aunt and cousin who
stand so high with the best people of
our city.
"lie muttered something and was
gone. "William looked chagrined, but
I told him 'twas time his secret was
divulged, and there was no chance of
being accused of having mercenary
motives now.
" Vmi mticf hnvo miesspil t.hnt, ho is
A "",v r?'?~?
the "Willie Hale lienson of whom you
have heard. As soon as you can, give
me an answer for them both, for according
to their own accounts they
will suffer untold agonies while they
are kept in suspense. As to your
choice in this matter, I trust you perfectly.
There, I didn't tell you a moment
too soon ; for here comes "William
; will you stay and give your own
answer ?"
" Oh. no, papa, dear." She put her
face close to his. "You can tell "Willie
I like him, just a little, and?but don't
tell him this, I wish he was rich, for
wealth and ease look very tempting."
As she made her exit she heard her
father say, "J '.consistency."
Hut her heart was light and happy.
Origin of Porterhouse Steak.
Colonel Thomiis F. De Yoe, a Xew
York butcher, author of " The Market
Hook," " The Market Assistant," and
other works of a similar nature, gives
the following account of this now
popular cut of beef: Martin Morrison
kept a popular porter-house at .'527
Pearl street, New York, near the old
Walton house. It was a popular resort
with many of the New York
pilots, because they were always sure
of a pot of ale or porter and a " hot
bite," including one or two substantial
dishes. On one occasion, in 1814,
.Morrison IlllU tJIJjujreu uu Uuiiauiuuuu^
ber of calls for steaks, and when an
old pilot, who dropped in at a late
hour, called for something substantial
to eat, he was forced to cut from a
sirloin roasting piece which he had got
for the next day's family dinner. The
old pilot relished his steak amazingly
and called for another. This disposed
of, "he squared himself in front of his
host and vociferated, ' Look ye
here, messmate. Arter this I want
my steaks off the roasting
piece! I)oyou hear that? So mind
your weather eye, old bov!' " The old
pilot's companions soon learned to ap
predate these cuts, and it was not long
before they were all insisting on having
them. Accordingly, Morrison's
butcher, Thomas Gibbons, of the Fly
market, asked him why he had ceased
to order the large sirloin steaks. Morrison
explained that he had found that
cuts from the small end of the sirloin
of the beef suited his single customers
best, both in size and quality, ana nirected
that thereafter, instead of sending
him the sirloin roasts uncut, he
have them cut into chops or steaks, as
he should direct. Gibbons' daily order,
"Cut steaks for the porter-house," soon
gave these the name of "porter-house
steaks," by which they became known
all through the Fly market,particularly
as this excellent cut rapidly became
popular in all the public houses of the
city. The name i$ now popular on
both side s of the Atlantic, at least
wherever the English language is
Origin of the >'amc Texas.
On a subsequent visit Houston told
me the legend of the origin of the
name "Texas," as he had it from an
Indian chief. I wish I could give his
very words instead of my memory of
them. A long time ago, when the
Spaniards overran and plundered
Mexico, some of the red men left them
ind came toward the rising sun. They
crossed the Hio Grande, and not know
ing what lay before them entered upon
:he great salt marshes. They traveled
Many days and found but little sweet
water or game. The weather grew hot
iml the little streams d.iea up and the
?rass withered, and many old men and
tvomen and children died of thirst.
3ne day, after many weeks of weary
talking, a party of young braves, who 1
bad been sent ahead to reconnoiter,
;ame running back and said: "We have
found water, come on !" This good
lews put new life into their veins,
md, although nothing could be seen
jut a dry, flat, bald prairie, the scouts
ivere standing still, calling and beckon- 1
ng to them and pointing toward some;hing
apparently at their feet. 1
At length they reach the spot where
;he braves are standing. Fifty feet
jelow them the limpid waters of the :
Colorado sung a melody to heaven.
Beyond, far as even an Indian vision 1
jould reach, stretched a green expanse. 1
flin loll mocnnUo rrr!iu? vinlilintr tn !
1.11C S.ML J'~ t, -;he
breath of the gentle south wind, 1
oiled in vast billows of verdure under 1
;he ardent summer sun. Little ]
4 islands " of mesquite trees clotted the
jrassv sea, and herds of buffalo and '
leer grazed in peaceful ignorance of 1
in enemy's approach. Forgetting '
lunger, fatigue and even thirst in this 1
lelieious vision the red men fall upon '
:heir kness and cry out " Tehas! !
rehas!" (
" Tehas" is the nearest approach I 1
:an make in English to the correct 1
pronunciation of Texas, and it means
?as the narrator explained to me?
Paradise?A. //. J/., in Philadelphia
Conch Pearls.
Side by side with the sponge industry,
though of far less commercial moment,
says a Nassau (West Indies)
correspondent, is the gathering of the
conch. In the Bahama waters, at a
depth of some fifteen feet, this shelllisii,
of old represented us the god
Triton, breeds in great numbers, and,
gathered by the colored divers, is sold
regularly in the Nassau market for two
jents each. The creature which inhabits
the big lluted shell, lined with
its brilliant red enamel, is used for
tish-bait, and more often for human
food in the shape of very edible fritters.
The shells, moreover, are exported
for ornamenting garden plots,
while the tinted lining is made into
L-ameos. But most remarkable of all,
perhaps one conch in a thousand
carries within its soft body a pearl of
great beauty, which commands an immense
price. These conch pearls are
round or oblong in shape, some of
them as large as a pea and suffused
with a wavy liquid of pinkish hue'
which changes beautifully as the light
touches it at different angles. They
have sold in .Nassau lor its much as I
$200 ea<h, and in London have been I
known to bring $1,000. So rare are
they, and so '.veil covered in the erea-1
ture's body, that the search for them
does not repay the labor; consequently
many a pearl of great price luis been
thrown away, many broken in crushing
the shell of the creature for bait,
and not a few nover discovered until
they reach the table completely ruined
by the heat of cooking. They tell here
of an enterprising but unsuccessful
Yankee who once tried the experiment
of manufacturing these pearls, then inserting
them in the flesh cf the conch,
and palming them ofT as genuine in
tiie Nassau market. To find one of
these splendid gems is the hope and
prayer of the poor negro's life, as the
discovery is not merely unwonted cash
in pocket, but is to him a mighty symbol
of good luck.
Youthful Suicides.
Kecently a writer,4 making some
general observations upon French
affairs, remarked upon the number of
children, of the a^e of twelve and under,
that annually commit suicide in
Paris. The writer speculated upon
the motive that could have induced
the little unfortunates to commit the
act. But youthful suicides are to be
found in the United States, also. If
statistics were taken, the result would !
probably be discovered to be startling, j
Shame and fear have sometimes been
the motives, mingled, perhaps, with
feelings of indignation. Thus children,
and particularly boys, who had
received or who expected to receive
severe corporal punishment, are frequently
found to exhibit little or no
hesitation in compassing their own
death. We cannot say that the evil
is on the increase in the United States,
but it certainly does not seem to be
lecreasing.?New York Telegram. <
robust stocks. Linclley has pointed
out that, while in Persia, its native
country, the peach is probably best
grafted on the peach, or on its wild
type, the almond; in England, the
summer temperature of whose soil is
much lower than that of Persia, it is
most successful on stocks of the native
Ilitlng ITornrN.
Horses have been successfully cured
of this vice by putting a piece of hard
wood, an inch and a half square, in the
animal's mouth, about the same length
as an ordinary snatlle bit. It may be
fastened by a thong of leather passed
through two holes in the ends of the
wood and secured to the bridle. It
must be used in addition to thi^ bit,
but in no way to impede the working
of the bit. liarey adopted this plan
with the zebra in the Zoo, which was
a terrible brute at biting. Mr. Parey
succeeded, however, in taming and
training him to harness and drove him
through the streets of London. Animals
with this vice should be treated
kindly in the stable and not abused
with pitchfork handles, whips, etc.
An apple, crust of bread, a piece of
beet, etc., and a kind pat, but firm,
lion/1 an*! dvo witli f.lifl IIQP
nai^uiui liuuvt I?"VI vj v, ?MV?
of the above wooden bit, will cure the
most inveterate biter. The fact that
he cannot shut his mouth or grip anything
soon dawns upon him and then
he is conquered.?Toronto O'lobe.
Puck ItnUlntr
It is both economical and sensible
to raise ducks. A great deal of the
coarse vegetable food used in a family,
with small potatoes and a little grain,
is all that will be required to keep a
small llock in thrift the year through.
Ducklings mature early in their lives ;
one would not feel the time passing
before they are ready for market. At
five or six months old they will, with
ordinary care, dress ten or twelve
pounds per pair, and give beside a nice
lot of feathers, which can be sold at a
fair price, or be used to increase the
family stock of beds and pillows. Ducks
are easily kept from the shell, after
they have passed the critical period
like chicks and poults are industrious
foragers and thrive rapidly. Their
keen appetites, capacious craws and
strong digestive organs enable them to
assimilate any kind of coarse or refuse
food. They are at home in the stubble
field, gleaning what the reaper left
behind, will turn into a pasture and
be contented on grass, and they are
happy in a pond, or brook or marsh,
diving in the mud, searching for animal,
fish or insect food, larva; and vegetion.
They do not require an expensive
domicile for their use. ]ieing generous
feeders they grow right along
am Anno fV>r?Tf n oforf I1 nrl fli
w lieu uutc tilvj ? otaic, aim tncn
predisposition to mature early is one
of the best recommendations in favor
of the general cultivation of ducks for
the market or table.
The "Coming Cow."
The position that the "coming cow"
is to be one well adapted for both beef
and milk production, we believe to be
correct, if it be not pushed too far.
There is an increasing number of dairy
farmers who find it best to give almost
exclusive attention to the quantity
and quality of the milk given by
their cows; caring little about their
merits as beef makers. So there are
beef producing farmers who properly
count it a disadvantage if a cow gives
a large How of milk. This is true on
the "Western plains. It is true of such
farmers as J. D. Gillette, who only
asks of a cow that she shall produce
and feed a calf each year. Both these
classes form but a minority of
cattle raisers. The most successful
dairymen and the producers
of the very (inest beef animals
may be found in these classes;
but the great majority of cows and of
steers for beef are, and long will continue
t.o be, raised by men who cannot
afford to ignore either the milk-giving
or the meat-producing quality. For
such men the popular breed must be
one with deserved claims to good
quality in both directions. It is quite
possible that c^ ^ral breeds may, in the
future, be claimants for highest merit
fortius double purpose, but the course
of breeding now adopted by the special
friends of most leading breeds is calculated
to develop one of these qualities
at the expense of the other. The
Shorthorn has never been surpassed, if
equaled, as a "general-purpose cow."
Ought she to lose all reputation as a
dairy cow V?Breeder's (Jazett'.',
Ilounehold Convenience*.
From an experience of years as a
builder, says a writer in the Country
Gentleman, I find a great lack of
system in planning among farmers.
When it comes to the erection of a
house, if we are to take the description
of the thought as we see it embodied
in the country houses that dot the
landscape, it is not strange that the
dwellers in villages and city houses of
comfort and beauty, should call them
places to live in instead of homes. It is
often remarked by those from the
country who visit friends in the village
or city, especially the wives,
mothers and sisters: "How handy
and convenient you have everything
about your house" to save work ! I wish
our house could be as handy." The
farmer may say, perhaps: "It costs
money to have these things." Well, so
it does; but on which side of the account
does the profit or loss come in
the end. Farmers buy improved implements
to save time and money, but
rarely think that the time of the
wife and daughter in their daily jour
neys to the woodpile, well or
cistern is worth the saving. lie
rarely tllinks of the extra steps to the
cellar anil pantry in the preparation
of a single meal. lie does not take
into account the saving that would he
accomplished if all the necessary adjuncts
of the household Ave re in closer
proximity to each other. I have often
seen the woodpile at the farmer's
house two or three rods from the
kitchen door, and then not under the
roof; the well ten or twelve rods
away, and sometimes down a steep
hill, having been located there to save
a few feet of digging (and this alone
makes miles of extra traveling in the
course of a year); the cistern with no
other convenience for drawing water
than a pail and rope. Is it any wonder
that mother and daughter in such
a farmhouse are tired out with extra,
labor and drudgery of household duties?
The building of a good house
by the thrifty farmer may perhaps
have been long in contemplation ; he
may have considered how much
money lie intended to put into the
structure, but the most important
part, how to make it a home embodying
comforts and conveniences, has
been left entirely out of his calculations.
A mistake that the farmer often
makes is that of imitating something
that lie has seen somewhere, that, so
far as the exterior is concerned, he
fKinbtj lliof otii + o liitm T n liio atf I
iiinmo juou oiiii/o 111111. xii mo aLtuiiij/b
to copy from it lie iinds that the lo-1
cation as to frontage and all its surroundings
is quite different in the two
cases, and when too late he discovers
that he has made a mistake. Frequently
as much depends upon the location
of a farmhouse and its buildings
for pleasing effect as the design
of the building itself. "We often see
the dwelling on one side of the public
highway, while on the opposite side
are spread out barns and various outbuildings,
to reach which gates must
be opened, and the dirty or muddy
road crossed hundreds of times in the
course of a year.
Eastern and Middle States
Jay Gould's yacht, which cost a quarter
of a million dollars and in which the wellknown
financier is about making a tour of
the world, was launched 011 tho Schuylkill,
at Philadelphia, in tho presence of a large
| party of invited guests and thousands of
Aiiout 15,000 personp, many of them workingmen
and women, viewed the remainR of
Peter Cooper in church on the day of tho
funeral of tho great philanthropist. Tho
mayor and all tho New York municipal departments,
with hundrods of prominent citi
(i,0 r>)ia?nnif>q. and Broadway,
I zenf*f luio.iviuv* * 1 ,
along which tho long funeral cortege passed,
was packed with people. Tho body was conveyed
to Greenwood cemotery, Brooklyn.
Geoiioe Palen &, Co., New York wholesale
leather dealers, have failed for about $fiO,000.
Pbksident Arthur has exprosseJ his intoution
of taking p rt in tho Decoration day
ceremonies in New York.
Williston, Knight A C>., Now Yo.'U
wholesale dealers in btit'oa--, owing to the
defalcation of H. Williston Knight, lately a
junior partner, to the o" tout of about $100,.
000, lm\o been compelled to suspend. Henry
H. and Washington Tobia-, tsvo of the heir*
of tho late Alfred Tobias, of New York, of
whose estate they wera trustee', have alfo
embezzled from t! o estate to tho extent of
about $.r0,00).
At a special meeting of the State committee
of the National Greenback-Labor party,
in Albany, N. Y., about thirty representatives
attended. An address to the people of
the State was issued and a State convention,
lo be held at Rochester, September 4, was
derided upon.
A five-stosv brick store in Rochester, N.
Y., fell with a crash early in |tho morning,
just a* liftean workmen had commenced
their day's avocation at remodeling it. They
were all, with the exception of two, carried
down with or buried in the ruins. Two of
ihe workmen were instantly killed, a third
fntnllv iniured. and seven others hurt moro
or less seriously.
E. CnAiinEBLAiN, an emp'oye at the Brodrick
colliery, near Wikesbarre, Penn., fell
into the breaker and was ground t J pieces.
One of the buildings of the American
Powder company at Acton, Mass.,[exploded
the other morning, killing two men.
A bill abolishing the contract system
in prisons and reformatory institutions has
been passed by the Pennsylvania house of
Tiie sheriff of Lawrence, Mass., has taken
possession of all the property owned by the
Augustinian society, which recently failed
for a large amount.
It has been discovered that W. B. Carroll,
once a clerk in the New York comptroller's
office, but now dead, had robbed tho city of
about $100,000 by getting interest coupons
on oity bonds cashed two or three times
George Tbinkebs committed suicide in
Germantown, Penn., after three days of
I married life.
pprrKR Cnnvr.u left iK2.000.000. of which
$110,000 goes to the Cooper Union, $240,000
to relatives, friends and servants, and th0
rest to hisfoa and daughter.
All the extensive buildings of the Knickerbocker
Ice company at North Boothbay, Me.,
were burned, and GO,000 tons of ice were
A hill prohibiting tho performance of the
Pa-sitn p'ay passed the New York senate.
A man^uet was given at Philadelphia to
Congressman William D. Kellcy on the oscai-ion
of his sixty-ninth birthday.
A special t-ngino ran into u passenger
train at Bcund Brook, N. J., aud wrecked
one of tho cars, tilled with people. Fourteen
per; o:is were injured.
The New York medical profession gave a
dinner to Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. About
22"> J e sons were present, and responses to
toasts were made by William M. Evarls,
George William Curtis aud others. Doctor
Holmes read a humorous poom.
South and West.
a npz-mt reunion of the mormons at (lit
long disused original temple of t! o sect in
Kirtlnnd, Ohio, murks the opening of a fight
in behalf of loyal anti-polygamists against
their Utah brethren.
Jacob Sctjiakfkb won the Chicago billiard
tournament at the "balk line" game?UX)
points coiifritutinga game. The tournameut
occupied nearly two weeks, two games a
day being played. Schaefer won every
game. Vignaux, the French champion, taking
second prize, with five games won and
one lost; Daly third prize, with four games
won and two lost; Sexton fourth prize, with
throo games won and three lost; and Morris
fifth prize, with two games won and four
Howabd Cndebwood, a colored man sixty
years old, was hanged at Charleston, Mo.,
for killing another colored man's wifo.
A FKiGHTFUii disaster is reported from
Greenville, county eeat of Hunt county,
Texas. Shortly after midnight the side wall
of the Ende hotel fell in, and immediately
thereafter the building ca'ight fire. W-hen
tho hotel fell the shrieks and cries from the
inmates who were crushed in the ruins were
appalling, but the fire spread rapidly, and
soon all cries were nusi.uu, mo uiuunnmiui;
done their deadly work. Thirteen porsons
were crushed or burned to death and fourteen
more were injured, some fatally. One
man cut his throat when he found the flame?
consuming him. A number of business
houses were also destroyed by the flames,
l'ho falling in of the wall is thought to have
oeen canned by an explosion in an adjoining
hardware store. .
Mabtin Mabvin, a toll-gato keeper, with
three children, attempted to cross a small
stream at 0 .vingsvllle, Ky., on a log extended
from bank to bank, when all four were swept
off and drowned.
Jeffebson Davis delivered nn oration at
the laying of a corner-stone of an equestrian
statue of General Albert Sidney Johnston
in New Orleans.
The State Agricultural college at Des
Moines, Iowa, has been temporarily closed,
owjng to the breaking out ot scariei iover
among the students.
A construction train struck a horse near
Beaver, Texas, and was wrecked. Conductor
Everett and four train hands were killed.
A nuBBicANK has done greit damage to
property and caused some losBtf life beyond
the Ouachita river, in Arkansas. John
Nensch and wife were killed by fallen timber,
and another man was crushed to death
by his falling house. Many houses, with much
other property, were destroyed.
A DEsruucTrvE prairie fire has been raging
in the vicinity of Lincoln, Neb. Mrs.
Dalton, a farmer's wife, was b iffocated while
fighting the fire. Many other accidents are
reported. Barns, houses, granaries and
haystacks were licked up by the flames. II
is estimated that fifty square miles of territory
have been burned over.
IIeniiy W. Colbtjbn and Bernard Ashleyi
keepers of a fog signal at Point New Year,
Cal., attempted to row ashore in a skiff with
two friends, Clayton A. and Frank Pratt. The
l.nnf f.nr.ci/fiil nm1 nil ?wn rlrownnd. Tlip
wives of the keepers were eye-witnesses of the
Two men were burned to death and nineteen
buildings, including a Lutheran church,
destroyed by a fire in Westminister, Md.
The fire resulted from a fight over a came of
cards between four negroes in a stable.
Daring the fif-ht a lantern was knocked over
and broken, the light setting fire to the hay.
All four were arrested.
A cavk-in at the Red Ridge mine near
Qninncsee, Mich., carried down the enginehouse
and buried eight men 100 feet. Oiie
man was taken out fatally injured.
Stii.well H. Russell, late United States
marshal for the western district of Texas,
hns been sentenced to two year's iinprisonment
for defrauding the government o!
nearly $f.P,'!00.
Aktkii numerous bn'lots for the nomination
of a successor to Governor Stephens
the Georgia Democratic state convention at
Atlanta found itself unable to agree, the
votes being abaut finally divided between
tl o two prominent candidates, Messrs.
Bacon and li >ynto:i. A committee of
eighteen was then apjointed. and it recommended
the nomination of Henry D. M. C.
Daniels, who w; s thercui o 1 nominated bj
acclamation. The Itepul.l ci.n State com
mittes decide.] not to naiuc a candidate.
Sitting Bull, Iho renowned Indian chief,
lias become n Catholic.
A cyclone passed over Milan, Ohio, killing
two men and badly damaging buildings and
William-M. Crockett, in jail at Wythoville,
Ya., for murder, was taken out by a
crowd and hanged to the beam of an old mill
near by.
The steamer Wylley, while on a trip from
Columbia, Ga., to Eufanla, Ala:, strnck a
bridge pier in the Chattahoochie river and
went to piecos, leaving the passengers and
crew struggling in the water. Twelve perco.16)
ten of them colored, lost their lives.
Washington Notes.
H. M. Vaile, one of the defendants in the
fltar-ronte case, took the witness stand nnd
denied the allegations contained in the indictment.
Tub President left Washington on a special
car for Florida. He was accompanied
by Secretary Chandler, Mr. C. E. Miller, of
New York, and Private Sccrotary Phillips^
The party expect to be gone on the trip
about two woeks.
General Joseph K. Babnes, recently surgeon
general of the United States army,
died in Washington the other morning of
Bright's disease. Ho was born in Philadelphia,
July 21, 1817, and was in his sixtyeighth
Fibkman Babtlett, one of the four Jeannette
survivors who returned to this country
? or\r?Ao i V* <X PAIirf rtf
tt low UUJ3 (H^j/otutu is V-Vfl v ???w WM? . w.
inquiry and testified.
A BTATEirENT of the United States treasurer
6hows gold, silver and United
Stat63 notes in the treasury as follows: Gold
coin and bullion, $18/5,0.">3,1-48; silver dollars
and bullion, $107,."500,901: fractional silver
coin, $27,883,178; United States notes, $4:i,788,070;
total, $3Gl,28.r>,"f>7. Certificates outstanding:
Gold, $43,rO!,8O0! silver, $71,071,411:
currdhcy, $9,13f),0C0.
The United States consul at Panama has
employed legTTl assistance in behalf of seven
Americans who are under arrest there on |
suspicion of having been engaged in tho 1
robbery from tho Panama railroad of $">0,- ]
000 sent to pay the officers and men of tho
United States steamship Lackawanna. The
matter has received the closo attention of
the state department.
A general order has been issued from the
postofiice department to the following
effect: "Posttl cards and prepaid letters
are to bo forwarded if reques'el. Prepaid letters
shall ho forwarded from one postollice to
another at the request of tho person ald
ossod without additional charge for postage.
All letters upon which one fall rate of
postage haj bom pro.iaii, and all postal
c ird-* shall bo forwarded from the office to
which they are addressed to any other office
at the request of the person addressed or of
the person whose card may be u;ion the envelope
or whoso n i'ne may b) shine 1 to ti,
postal card, witho.it additional charge o
postage. .Such forwarding must bo continued
until the person ad Ire 'fed is reached.'
Postmaster-Genebal Gbesham has arrived
in Washington.
The department of agriculture reports
that the prospects of the winter wheat crop
are about twenty per cent, below a first-rate
A memorial has been sent to the President
of the United States by the president and
board of directors of tho central committee
on national labor legislation, petitioning for
I on nttrn RpRsioii of Congress, to be called a
as early a day as practicable, for the purpose
of considering the relations between labor
and capital.
Foreign Affairs.
Notwithstanding numerous ptotosts which
are being received from America against
the injustice of prohibiting the importation
of American pork into Germany the government
will enforce the statute making such
importation unlawful.
A Vienna, dispatch says that the whole
Hungarian colony at Bnkowina, numbering
about 20,000 souls, has determined to leave
the place, owing to the insufficiency of crops
to feed the population.
L )uis Veuilt.it, a notol Fronch author
and journalist, is dead.
A firk at Vallorbcfi, Switzerland, destroyod
ptf. houses and rnado 1,200 persons homeless.
London dispatcher say that excitement
runs high throughout Great Britain on account
of the various attempts made to blow
up government buildings with dynamite and
the discovery of the existence of large quantities
of cxnlosives. It is said that a war of
extermination will bo waged against the
Irish in England should any lives be lost by
another explosion of dynamite. Many large
employers pro reported to bo discharging
their Irish workmen. Several other arrests
have been in ado of pursons suspected of
complicity in the dynamite riots.
CoNit/D, the Berlin wife murderer, has
been beheaded.
A niLr. amendinz the law in regard to explosive
has p i. sc-il b )th hou-e i of the British
parliament. Trie bill contains stringent
provisions against causing dangerous explosions
under heavy penalties. The act applies
both to explosives proper and to materials
for making them, or to any machine or
part thereof connected with them.
Twenty-four persons have been arrested
on the outskirts of Cork and Limerick for
connection with the troubles in Ireland.
Considebaju.e space has been reserved for
American exhibits at tho Calcutta (India)
1 ?i.:i.:?:??
Uliuriliinuil.il UAIUUIUUU, ?mou upuua hoal
Hugh Gladstone, member of the Liver,
pool firm of J. M. Gladstone & Sons, and ft
cousin of the English prime minister, has
committed suicide.
Anottieb revolution in Hayti is in pro.
Heavy floods have done extensive damage
in Ontario.
A fire in Mandalay, the capital of Burmah,
destroyed 1,000 houses. Two prisoners
in the city jail were burned to death.
Ninety-three persons have been killed in
Sonora, Mexico, since the outbreak of the
Apaches, and of them twenty-seven were
Americans. It is believed that many persons
killed have not yet been reported.
St. Petersburg was thronged by crowds
to witness the gorgeous ceremony of transferring
the regalia of the imperial family
from the Winter palace to the Kremlin at
Moscow in anticipation of the coming coronation.
A separate carriage was allotttd to
each emblem of the state. The procession
accompanying the emblems formed a superb
? j a ? * - ai r *
| Slgnt, COIlSl^ljnjf ui a iiirunj; uinuiui^ ju
. full uniform and accompanying state
| coachcs bearing the coals of arms of the
I empire.
SrECiE payments have been resumed in
| Italy.
Thk Irish members of the British house of
commons sitting on the ministerial benches
will make a united repre-entation to the gov[
eminent setting forth that there is the most
urgent necessity for meeting the distress in
' Iroland arising from inadequate supplies of
Marrying: for Money.
A "Washington correspondent relates
a sad story of a pretty girl, of good
family and great ambition, who married
the son of a Congressman a few
years ago, in the belief that the Congressman,
or the son, or somebody in
the family was rich. Of course the
girl was poor and proud, and she was
only too glad to sell herself for the
luxury promised her. And, of course,
it turned out that the magnificence of
the Congressman was hollow, tli.it his
diamonds belonged to somebody else,
that his horses were another's, and
that his house and its beautiful pictures
and line books and elegant furniture
were really not his. He didn't
really have anything except the son,
and the son had nothing except his
foolish, deluded bride, and the story
ended in a very miserable way. It was
an old story so old as to be dog-eared
and somewhat ragged.
Hut it served to remind this writer
of another story, a good one, that he
heard long ago. There was a man
named Wat kins in a Confederate regiment
during the war. who was well on
tovvard middle life; but when his wife
came to camp one day she seemed to
make him young by comparison. There
seemed to be a century's difference between
them; and the man, who was as
ugly as a (ieorgia cracker usually is.
was handsome beside his wife. 'IIow
did you ever come to marry such an
old witch as that?" asked one of his
superior officers, taking him aside.
" Well, you see," said the man, rather
sheepishly, " her mother kept a little
grocery store down on the coi ner of
the street where I lived, and I used to
go in there to get what I wanted to
eat. One day I found the old woman's
ugly daughter all alone in the store.
Just as I came in I heard the clink of
silver through the loose rimers overhead,
and the old woman counting
One, two, three,' and so on. I sat
down and made love to the girl, and
the old woman upstairs kept on counting.
By-and-bye she was way up in
the hundreds?400, 450, and 500. I
courted the girl harder and harder as
the old woman got higher and higher.
Finally she stopped at 900. '(.roat
Scott!' I said to myself. Xine hundred
dollars!' ' Beloved Sukey, will
you be mine?' .She said she would,
and we were married that same day."
" Well, is that all?" " No; there were
only thirty of those silver dollars; the
old woman counted them over thirty
times." Perhaps it would Jbe good to
investigate a little every time.
'* " .' * ' . " '?? '* '/ .
Oer the chimney the night wind sang
And the chanted melody no one knew;
And the woman stopped as her babe she
And thought of the one she had long since
And said, as her teardrops back she forced?
" I hate the wind in the chimney."
Over the chimney the night wind sang,
And chanted a melody no one knew;
And the children said, as they closer drew,
" 'Tis some witch that is cleaving the black
night through?
'Tis a fairy that just then blew,
And wo fear the wind in the chimney."
Ovor the chimney the night wind sang,
And chanted a melody no one know;
And the man, as he sat on his hearth below,
Said to himself: " It will surely snow,
And fuel is dearer and wages low?
And I'll stop the leak in the chimney."
Over the chimney the night wind sang,
And chanted a melody no one knew;
Bnt the poet listened and smiled, for ho
Was man, woman and child?all three,
And he said, " It's God's own harmony,
The wind that sings in the chimney."
?Bret Harte.
If you don't want to lose your gun,
never let it go off.
You can't well sell your eyes, but
you can often lend an ear to a good
A bonnet covered with birds does
not sing, but the fellow who has to pay
for it whistles when the bill comes in
?New York Commercial.
Some of the old railroad men are
thinking of a process to paralyze and
pCinijf llilllips ti?at oncjr vau
used as cross ties.?Picayune.
The orator remarked, "What has
this country to expect after tliQ Fortyseventh
Congress?" and a hoarse whisper
from the gallery responded, "Th
When a man and li s wife engaged
in a debate the other night and the
dog got up and scratched to be let out
of the room, they concluded that it
was time to stop the discussion.
Did you ever shake hands with a
beautiful girl about twenty years of
age, who, instead of letting her hand
lie in yours like a sick fish, gave you a
good, hearty grasp? If you have, you
know what solid comfort is.?Rochester
Fashionable young club men of New
York, sans aims and sans brains, who
ape the British snob in their dress, are
called " dudes." We do not see much
economy in the new name. The old
title, "idiots," contains only one more
letter.?NorrUtown Herald.
There was a man he had a clock,
His name was Matthew Mears;
He wound it regular every day
For four and twenty years.
At laat his precious timepiece proved
An eight-day clock to be.
And a madder man than Mr. Mears
You'd never wish to see.
A Philadelphia man, who lost his
left thumb and forefinger in a planing
mill, has had very good substitutes for
them made of rubber. There is a
fortune in this misfortune. All he
need do to get rich is to hire himself
out to tack down carpets.?InterOcean.
A man was quietly munching on a
piece of pie in a saloon, Friday morning,
when a look of distress suddenly
displaced the serene expression on his
face. Taking something from between
his teeth, and looking at it, he
cried to the waiter, "Here you, there's
a stone I found in this pie!" The
waiter took it, glanced at it critically,
and handing it back, briefly said: "It's
no good to us; you can have it."?
Banbury News.
A t. -1^1 *** ?*> nomril HrfcPAO
A IlUlfCl UICIIV uaiiuu A/1UIWV|
Stumped his foot out in 'Frisco,
It hurt him like thunder,
But the pain was got under,
By St. Jacobs Oil rubbed on histoe.
A conductor who lives al Belair,
Got hurt, being thrown on a chair.
They took him away,
But in less than a day,
St Jacobs Oil made him all square.
" And what, in the name of .goodness,
is this?" asked Mrs. David Davis,
as the senator lugged something into
the room and dropped it at her feet.
" This is my shirt, darling, and I will
be greatly obliged if you will sew on a
button for me." " David Davis," said
the lady, sternly, " when you bring me
your shirt I will sew on a button for
you, with pleasure, as becomes a fond
and dutiful wife; but just now, sir, I
must insist upon your removing this
circus-canvas from my apartment."?
Cincinnati Enquirer.
Dr. PienH's " Favorite Preemption" ia not
tnioiioa m u " curo-au," uui aumirauiy iuifilla
a singleness of purpose, being a most
potent specific in those chronic weaknesses
peculiar to women. Particulars in Dr. Pierce's
pamphlet treatise on Diseases Peculiar to
Women, 96 pages, sent for three stamps.
Address World's Dispensaet Medical Association,
Buffalo, N- Y.
It is estimated that that portion of the
Peace river country lying in British Columbia
contains over 20,000,000 acres of arable
Accept Onr Gratitude."
Dr. R. V. Piebce, Buffalo, N. Y.: Dear Sir?
Yonr "Golden Medical Discovery" has cured
my boy of a fever sore of two years' standing.
Please accept our gratitude. Yours truly,
Hknby Wmrao, Boston, Mass.
A hot spring which wells up through abed
of gravel and iron ore has been discovered
at Richmond, Va.
Dr. Pierce's "Pellets"?little liver pills
(sugar-coated)?purify the blood, speedily
correct all disorders of the liver, stomach
and bowel8._By_druggista.
The yearly product of gold in California
is from $15,000,000 to $'20,0j0,000.
We feel justified in saying a word for Hood's
Sarsapnrilla. Sarsaparilla has been known as
a remedial aeent for centurie?, and is recog
nized by nil schools of practice as n valuable
blood purifier. It is put up in forms of almost
infinite variety; but Messrs. Hood & Co. (Lowell,
Mass.), who are thoroughly reliable pharmacists.
have hit upon a remedy of unusual
value. They have vouchers of cures, most
extraordinary. Sold by druggists.
The cotton mills of the South give employment
to about 400,000 operatives.
Krnzer Axle Urease.
One greasing lasta two weeks; all others two
or three days. Do not be imposed on by the
humbug stuffs offered. Ask your dealer forFrazer's,
with label on. Saves your horse labor and
you too. It received first medal at the Centennial
and Paris Expositions. Sold everywhere.
Don't Die In the Hoaar.
"Rough on Rate." Clears out rats, mice,
roaches, b(d bugs, flies, ants, moles, chipmunks,
gophers. 15c.
As a reliable remedy for indigestion find a
certain cure for dyspepsia, Gasthinb without
doubt stands first. Gastbine is in liquid
form. Sold by druggists.
The Contrast.
- A ? An ann*
AB toe B11U1U 13 1<J eruiiue. un suiut iv uuu> ,
as coal to alabaster; as soot to driven snow,
so is Carboline. the perfection of all Hair
Renewera, to all other preparations.
For Thlrk Head*,
Heavy stomachs, bilious conditions?Wells'
May Apple Fills?antibilious,cathartic. 1025o
Hood's Sarsaparilla is made of roots,
herbs and barks. It gives tone to the stomach;
makes the weak strong. _ Sold by Druggists.
Skinny Men.
Wells' Health Renewer restores health,vigor,
onrosDyspepsia, Impotence,SexualDebility.Jl
Doing a Great Deal of Good.
Mrs. J. Berry, of Portland, Me., writes: "Toar
Henry's Carbolio Salro is doing ? great deal of good.
Some of my friends bare been greatly benefited by its
use. I think it Is the best salve I have eYer.used." Beware
of counterfeits.
Baker's Pain Panacea cures pain in Man and Beast.
For aso oxtcmally and internally.
Dr. Roger's Vegetable Worm Symp instantly destroys
Worms and removus the Secretions which cause them.
Denton's B ft Mam Cures Uolda, Coughs, Khoumatiam, <
Kidney troubles, etc. Can be used externally m a
kthig?ggin i Relieves and cures
i tii_ JD Neuralgia,
ffl Sciatica, Lumbago, |
| tflBlBilljJ SPRAINS.
H lESttrotBaanCn Soreness, Cuts, Bruliei, !
j|j | And all other bodily aches
I llUlllllCll I F,FTY "NTS A BOTTLE.
B yl lulflnilllllUllIJ I i Sold by all Drucglata and !
I I 1 pe*1""- Directions In 11 j
I S ^|J]||r >i|f||[|I|j) j The Charles A. VogelerCo. i
Mil ulliJlr jjmjlljlillfl' (Bucowion to A. VOGELXTlA CO.) |
HaltlBore, *<!? U. 8. A.
As a Spring Tonlo nothing eqnals Hood's Sampoflfc' v
3e snre yon get Hood's.
To core biliousness, dyspepsia sad sick besdiinha. Is
rreaU an appetite and tons np the stomach, sad I* **
indicate all obnoxious humors from the blood. Hood's
JazsaparUla Is pre-eminently superior to all other artt*
ilea. Try this great remedy.
"I suffered .rom kidney complaint and bBo?tmli
roars. Hood's Sarsaparilla cared mo."?JOJUnUJt J.
DOBUKJf, Drsont, Mass.
"I consider Hood's Sarsaparfllaone of the best medSHnes
for early spring when the blood is in a low ocinditksi
tnd needs cUsisring, I bars been benefited by its oes."
At ao other season Is the system bo susceptible to the
beneficial effects of medicine. This Is the time to take 3
Hood's Sarsaparilla to purify your blood and fortify your
system against the debilitating effects of spring weather. ?
Itsharoensthe appetite, tones the stomach, Invigorates i
the axed, and imparts new life and energy to au. <
Hood'a Sarsaparilla la a skillfully prepared com pound, (
concentrated extract, by a process peculiarly oar own,
of the best remedies of the vegetable kingdom known to 1
medical scienoe, as Alteratives, Blood Purifier*, Diur- (
sties, Tonics and Stomachics. It is not a drink, bat
ooncentrated medicine, prepared for the purpose of <
earing disease, and mast be taken according to direc- '
tlons to rooelve the fall benefit it la capable of lm- parting.
- No Other Blood
Purifier Is worthy of comparison with Hood's Sarsaparilla.
By enres wholly unprecedented in the history of <
medicine, it has proven its right to the title of "the i
greatest blood purifier ever discovered." If yoo are I
not well try this popular medicine. 100 doeee, $1.00. 1
"Hood's Ssnaparilla cared me of dyspepsia, lndi- I
gestlon and debility. I can eat anything without that I
awful distress, have a tremendous appetite, and can- i
not praise Hood's Sarsaparilla too highly."?Paex
Pattzn, Gardiner, Me. I
"When I finished the second bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilla
I felt like a new person. I tell my friends I can
do two days' work in one now."?Ubs. A. D, Aixcr,
Lowell, Mass.
Living W
We ask special attention to the fact that testimonials
published by us are from influential persons who an
now living and enjoying the health which the use of
Hood's Sarsaparilla has given them.
Capt. J. P. Thompson, of Lowell. Hegister of Deeds
for Middlesex county, Northern district, says: "Hood's
" rfl~- ?- .viavrtana mw anruktitji.
oaraopanjia puuuoo uij ?iwu, suaiyww ?^ ?
and makes me oret."
"I cordially attest my faith, backed b; actual trial,
In the efficacy of Hood's Sarsaparilla as a curative for
headache, biliousness, and that condition whloh at
timee porradee ns all, commonly called 'the blues.'"?
[ J. J. IiOteix, Greenpoint, N. 7.
0. W. CJumminos, a popular merchant of Meriden. N.
H., writes: "I hare sold Hood's Sarsaparilla, and used
it myself with wonderful results. Say all yon can in faror
of this valuable remedy; the medicine will bade it."
Everybody Smiles
In Lowell when thoy read advertisements claiming
greatest sal* and popularity, at bome, of any prepara.
tion of Sarsaparilla, other than Hood's.
The advertisements referred to led the proprietor* of
Hood's Sarsaparilla to make a canvass of the druggists
of Lowell, which revealed the fact that qnite a number
of them did not keep other sarsaparillaa, and established
to a certainty that the druggists of Lowell?the home
of Hood's Sarsaparilla?sell ten bottles of Hood's
Sarsaparilla to one of all other kinds. So, in other
cities, Hood's Sarsaparilla leads, because it is the
strongest and most efficient,
A lady who resides in Lynn, Mass., writes: "Hood's
Sarsaparilla Is a great bl(x>d medicine. I have taken it
In the spring whon I would b? weak and languid. It
elps me more than anything else. For a low state of
tha blood there is nothing better."
Hood's Sc
Ton are liable to need Hood's Sarsaparilla, as sickness
comes uninvited, and strong men and women are
forced to employ means to restore their health and
strength, which only a few days ago they felt they had
an assured lease of. Therefore we ask the sick to try
Hood's Sarsaparilla, a medicine which has so often
proved its groat curative properties, vuo uauurou
doeet one dollar.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Sold by druggists. Price 91; six for ${. Prepared only
b/0.1. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass,
Oobbbot your habits of crooked walking by
using Tivon's Patent Metallic Heel Stiffeners.
We Present no Pretendca jtilracie.?
Truth m Mighty and Jluit prevail."No
Sophistry can Withstand the Power
offta Iloncat Utterance.
Editor of Evening Prut:
Dzab 8 m?Feeling dooply grateful for tho great
benefits which I have receiyed from the ubq of a
rery valuable article which has Its origin and home
In our beautiful city, and hoping that cthen who
are afflicted as. I havo been may find like relief from
Its uso, I beg tho Indulgence of a few lines in your
valuable paper for the privilege of communicating
to you a brief statement of facts, for tho benefit of
the multitude of sufferers to be met with on every
sido. Many oi my friends well know that I have
boen very severely afflicted with heart disease for a
number of years, and have suffered from it as only
those can suffer who havo that disease; it reduced
my strength so low that I could scarcely walk across
ray room, and the least exertion rendered me so
ihort-breathed that I dared scarcoly move, and life
soemed very burdonsome. I was treated for my malady
by tho best physicians, and derived no benefit
from thoir treatment or prescriptions until I was advised
by my family physician to urfo Hunt's Remedy,
as my troublo was caused by inaction of my kidneys,
which affected very seriously the action of my heart.
I commenced taking it (having littlo faith in it or
any othqynedlcine), and it has helped me wonder
folly, an3"I am now a great deal better, ana bare
been ever slnco I began Its me. In fact, I have taken
no medicine that baa benefited me so greatly. My
breathing la easy, and I have gained In strength so
much that I am able to do my housework. I cheerfolly
recommend Host's Remedy to all who may bo
afflicted as I havo been, or who are suffering from
general deblL*v and nervous prostration.
Respectfully, Mas. A. 0. Rocrwm,
Pearl Street, Providence, R. L
A standard medicine for curing Brlghfs Disease,
Dropsy, Kidney, Bladder and Glandular Maladies is
Hunt's Remedy. Female Weakness, Pain in the
Mack and Loins, Gravel, Diabetes, Intemperance,
Excess, and Prostration of tho nervous system are
cured by Hunt's Remedy. Hunt's Remedy Imparts
health and vigor to the constitution when It has become
debilitated. Hunt's Remedy restores the In*
valid to health.
What tho great re||A\|
P I rSTDV^rative. Hostetter's
If If 4#* I k IV ^Stomach Bitten, will
A CELEBRATED . do must be gathered
, JViV from what it has
M l/f. radical cures in thou.
sands of cases of dys.
headache, mental do.
apcndency. and th.
peculiar complaints
1^, - STOMACH ^ aad . di?bl"tfo to
^3 ^ MV which t!ie fenblo are
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fli ? AN HOUR fornllivlinuriilmnkesparptimo profit- <
Jm ^ahle: asood paving business if you can devote vnur i
Igfcwliolotiinetoit. Ml ltliAY IlltJ,. Bo?7SS. V.V
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ffurwrhill Mia.
Spring Medicine
[a*necessity, Being "housedup" through the winter,
and breathing the Impurities in the atmosphm
of rooms heated by wood or coal, and oontaminaUd
by the iuu they throw off, the vitality of the blood
becomes so reduced that it is impossible to withstand
the debilitating lnflnence of spring weather, henos
that nnivenal need of talcing a reliable blood putfai
at this season. \The vitalizing effects of Hood's Ban*parilla
upon ths entire system render it the most
effective spring medicine.
"I cheerfully recommend Hood's SartapaxUla fat
biliousness and all impnritieg of the blood. Last spring j
I was mnch benefited by it."?MM. J. W, QzaoR, <
Franklin. N. H. (
Bilioosness, Lassitude, Languor and Weariness oooaj
oftener in the spring than at any other sissob. tea
these the best medicine is Hood's Sanaparilla.
F. H. PrsKnud, editor Newmarket (N. H.) JLdtocaU,
'' I have taken four bottles of Hood's SaruparQla tfefc
spring, and it has done me good."
'' The beneficial effects from Hood's Sana parilla haw
been more speedy than from any other preparation c|
the kind."?E. O. WOODMAN, Wilton, W. H.
"If people want a medicine to go all through 'em and
wake 'em up, tell them to take Hood's Sanaparilla,
Fbhmax N. Bixbt, Meredith Village, N. H.
"Hood's Saruparilla has worked wonders la ttM
case of my wife, who has been troubled with sick
headache and biliousness for yean. She is now entirely
free from them."?Hours B. Nash. Pittsfleld, Miss
Hood's Sarsaparilla m
Is so rastly superior to any other samparilla atblood *
?.11 mmlA. jo.. ji^a.
yuatuca vuuv uug uoo noumu. UWMVU*51TUI? WWIMI
upon the blood and the entire human organism an as
much more positive than the remedies of a quarter of*
oontary ago u the steam power ot to-day Is In advance
of the slow and laborious drudgery of year* ago." *
Newabx, N. J., January 2S, UBL - ,
A young girl, nine years old, bad been troubled with a
disorder in the blood since infancy. Her sight, as waO
as her hearing, was affected. She was obliged to leave
school, for none of the children would sit beside
her. On the Hood's Sarsaparilla second bottle the
child began to improve, and, after three bcttiea, hei
sight and hearing returned. She has now used fin
bottles, and is about cured. It was a severe case, aad
the cure is regarded as wonderful. P. K. MoOtllt,
Lafayette Pharmacy, Congress street,
Hood's Sarsaparilla is designed to meet the wants of s
large portion of our people who need a medicine to
brace them up, give them an appetite, purify thau
blood, and oil up the machinery of their bodies so ft will
do its duty willingly. No other article takes bold of tilt
system and hits exactly the spot lilce Hood's
rilla. It reaches every part of the human body through
the biood, giving to all renewed life and energy.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Sold by druggists. Price $1; six for $5. Prepared only
by 0,1, HOOD A CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Haas,
ITTor aereral yean we turn ftrmlihed the
'Dairymen of Axaerlca wills aa excellent irtl. V*
fldal color for botterj ?o meritorious that it mat
I with groat ?aocea ererywbere recetrlag the
highest and only prize# at both Tntwra?tlnn?l|
1 GTBot by patient and sdentlfla chemical t?
earch we hare Improved in lereralpoliit* audi *
I now offer til* new color at bati* OuworU.
It Will Wot Color the Buttermilk. Hi
1 wni Hot Turn Rancid. It l? the
j . Strortget, Brightest and
Cheapest Color Made, . I
I QTAnd, while prepared In otl. If *o compoaaded
that It U Impossible for It to become raadd. I
I OTBEWARE of all imitations, and of all ?.
other oil colors, for they are liable to become,
rancid and spoil the batter.
I Orlfyoa cannot get the "lmprored" write as
to know where and how to get It wlthoat extra
<> WILIS, RICBAtMOV * CO., Bwfliftsa, Tt. W |
Vital Questions!!
Ask the most eminent physician
Of anv arhnnl. ttrhnf, is the host thinff in th6
world for quieting and allaying all irritation
of the nerves and curing all formspof nervous
complaints, giving natural, childlike refresh'
ing sleep always?
And they will tell you unhesitatingly
"Some form of Hops!"
Ask any or all of the most eminent physicians:
"What is the best and only remedy that,
can be relied on to cure all diseases of the kidneys
and urinary organs; such as Bright'a
disease, diabetes, retention or inability to
retain urine, and all the diseases and ailments
peculiar to Women"?
"And they will tell you explicitly and <
emphatically, 'Buchu.'"
Ask the same physicians
" What is the most reliable and surest cure
for all liver diseases or dyspepsia, constipation,
indigestion, biliousness, malarial fever,
?2ue," etc., and tl.ey will tell you:
"Mandrake! or Dandelion!"
Hence, when these remedies are combined ^
with others equally valuable,
And compounded into Hop Bitters, such
a wonderful and mysterious curative power
is developed which is so varied in its operations
that no dise ise or ill health can possibly
exist or resist its power, and yet it is
Harmless for the most frail woman, weakest
invalid or smallest child to use.
"Almost dead or nearly dying"
tor years, and given up by physicians of
Blight's and other kidney diseases, liver complaints,
severe coughs called consumption,
have been cured.
Women gone nearly crazy!
From agony of neuralgia, nervousness,
wakefulness and various diseases peculiar to
People drawn out of shape from excrudat- <<
ing pangs of Rheumatism,
Inflammatory and chronic, or suffering
from scrofula!
Salt rheum, blood poisoning, dyspepsia,
indigestion, and in fact almost all diseases
Mature is heir to
Have been cured by Hop Bitters, proof of
which can be found in every neighborhood
in the known world.
? ? tmi m? TflttnfalllnffiuMf firfiL
_. m <Z A HITjr\ liable In curing EplV
g^jviAtti r^ffvua
^ CURES AND *1 Dance, Alcoholtoi.
Oplurn^ ^
A|kw>. ?-Af llgtlmulant, Samaritan
41FD1FIN fcf Nervine Is Invaluable.
1 Wl*- Thousands proclaim It
? the most wonderful InfafiniCAL
CO, Sole Proprietor. St. Joeeph, Ma .? . _
WtaMCT ^PB A Leading London Phyc* **B
hTHBhSBSI irlan establishes an J
B W IB B m* Office In New York .f "
rB H R for the Cure of .j
IBB 19 epileptic fits.
fQ Bl WWFrtmAm.JourralofMeiieiMi
nr. Ab. Meserole (late of Tendon), who makes sp?K
clalty of Epilepsy, has without dmiht treated end cored
more coses than any other II vine physician. Blasncccae
l.as simply been astonishing; wo navo heard of caaea of
over 20 years' standing successfully cored b7 hlrn. He
Ins published a work on this dl?easn, whlen ho sends
ni:h a l.irgo Wottlo of his wonderful euro free to any snf?
f rcr who may send their express and P. 0. Aildrcaa We
..JviS" hi v into wishing actiro to address
l>r. A n. MKSKKOLB, >0. #? John St., NewTork.
Of Inferior Quality of Good*
are sold as tho "genuine Middlesex." which ere not
inado by that mill. The Middlesex Company,In order
to protect their customers and the public, give notice
that hereiftor all Clothing made from T1JF. MIDDLESEX
YACHT CLOTHS, sold hv all lending clothiers. must
hear the "SILK HANGERS." furnWifd by the Selling
Agents to all parties ordering the goods.
Sfl anil H8 Worth St., New York: 37 Franklin at,
Boston; 814ChesuiutSt, Philadelphia. ^
It relievos nt onco Barns, Pllee, Chapped llandsor Lips.
Corns,Bullions.Scalds.BruIses,Soreness of fect.hanas,
oyes.ctc.: Itchingfromanycause. SCc.Aslcyourdrtur
P i gist, or send to 93 Fulton Street, N. Y??a*
Bent Couch Syrup. Tastes good. (Si
Use in time. Sold by druRjast*.
OU.,itaropsor liirer* L.A.L.bJUIIUlU..V>l?AfU<i>*JUia?,Iil.
wmm." *
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SUL IJfree. ,1.S. Hmou ACo.. 38 Per St.. N.Y.
P n p f I lly return mail?A full description ot
r nCiC Moody's New Tailor System of Dim*
Jutting. D.W. Moody <fe Co.. 31W. 9th.Cincinnati,O.
vniltlf1 MEM k"arn tel.-Kr.aphy hero and we will
I UUnU ItICII Kivo you a situation. Circulars iro?.
k'ALli.NTINE HUOS., JnnuMvlllr. Win.
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JO 10 $?U Address Stinson .t Co., Portland, Mo.
s f)i VNewark, N. .1. Write for Catalogue.
870 A WEEK. lJI2adayathomeeasilymade. Costly J
fjfc outfit free. Andres* TnUE.t Co., Anfpista, Me. I
A Sure Curo for Epileptiy or Fits in 24 noan. free to J
lV. poor. I)n. Kiivhe, Mi Anwnalst., St. Louis, Mo.
PCC > ween m your own town. Terms and $5 outflk
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