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TOPICS OF INTEREST RELATIVE
TO FARM ANI) GARDEN.
Blowing Out Stumps.
My plan is to bore an inch and a half
auger hole in about the center root, a
little below the level of the ground.
Put the primer tight in the fuse. I'nfold
the dynamite cartridge, insert the
primer, fold the paper back and tic it
with a string. Put the cartridge in the
auger hole, well under the stump, and
tamp with dirt, lightly at first and afterward
with a wooden hammer, cut off the
r fuse, fire it and get well back out of the
way. Old stumps can be blown clear
out, but green ones will be burst into
pieces, which you wi 1 have to bum or
grub out. For small stumps a half
na rf i-irl rra ia enffimnnt n n nrimprs ftnnrfc.
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Use it in warm weather, as it freezes at
forty degrees Fahrenheit, and thea is of
no use.?Neic Y^r.c Jkrald.
Failure of Gooseberries.
Gooseberry bushes arc exceedingly
subject to mildew in the Americau
climate and are most disappointing to
the growers. There are a few wild
varieties, one of which it is probable
you have got, which bears very sparsely
and the berries arc much more hairy than
the cultivated kinds. A few cultivated :
kinds are moderately free from the mil- j
dew and in cool shady spots will bear J
abundantly. This fruit requires exceed- j
ingly rich soil, and it is useless to try to ;
grow them without plenty of manure.
Deep mulching with coarse manure for j
three feet around the plants will help to
produce fruit, but the bushes need prun-1
jng and thinning, and the fruit should
be thinned out at to least one half of that
which sets. J'.y procuring the best culti- j
vated varieties and treating them ia the ;
manner described you may hope to huve j
some fruit of a tine quality and lari;e
size.?Nac Yor.'c Turns.
What 213 Fowls Did.
By cash/eceived for exgs $517 81
By eggs used in three families. 02 37
By cash received for fowls 190 00
By fowls used in families 12 SO
By grain on hand, December 17, '8\ !>5 5U
By manure 30 0J
By 413 young fowls on hand oO
By 100 old fowls on baud ?0(0;
Total $1,103 07
To grain on hand December 17, '87. $15 00
To Hia fowls 106 51
To grain and other food bought.... 515 0
To ?ggs bought for batching 20 i>2
?o interest on houses (ten per cent.) 15 00
o interest on $2tX) used for l'ood
(six per cent.) 12 00
To 360 hours' labor, Mrs. S., care
of chicks, 10c 30 CO
To 101)5 hours' labor, Mr. S., care
of fowls. 20c 219 00
To balance (net profit) 21S 75
Total $1,105 07
Wholo Dumber of eggs laid, 30,107.
Average number of eggs per hen, Hl&j.
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First pullet laid, August 23.
One of the best features of this account
is that it shows what can be done
by depending only upon common tr*de
for disposing of the goods. There were
no fancy prices for either fowls or eggs,
thirty-five centa per dozen being the best
price for eggs, and twenty-three cents
per pound the best prke for broilers.
Posts and Rails.
The weakest board or rail determines
the strength of the fcnce.
Land in a square can be inclosed with
less fence than an equal area in any other
form bounded by straight line3.
The animals will certainly find the
weak spots; but it is bad policy to have
tliem show you where those spots are.
The width of the fence row is a large
item in the cost of fencing; even more
important ie what the fence row grows.
Crops would suffer less from many a
noxious insoct or animal and its progeny, j
were it not for the shelter of the hedge, j
or of the rubbish in the fence row.
As the posts arc the foundation of the j
fence, unless they are deeply and solidly
set, good material and tine workmanship ;
in the superstructure count for little.
Whero the law is founded on the good j
sense to re ,uire a man to restrain only his
own animals, instead of all the world's
from h'.s fields, much less fencing U required.
As fencing is one of the most considerable
items of thf> farm nxnensn. ir.i* frnif-.
ful economy to make the fields of that;
>:z( and shape which will require least !
As the length of the field is increased
at the expense of its breadth, more fence
is required; but for this there may be I
! compensation in the greater ea-e of cultivation.?American
From observation, writes Galen "Wilson
in the- .sew York Tri'mn-,I am decidedly
of opioion that more money can be made
and more easily by devoting a cow to
fatting calves than by milking and making
either butter or cheese. I know a
case where a person realized in a
season from one cow. "Whether a cow
shall be compelled to suckle two calves '
at a time or only one depends altogether
upon whether she lias milk sufficient for
two. If she has it, it is certainly ad - j
vieab'.e. In regard to the question j
whether the milk should first be drawn
and then fed to the calf or the calf be
allowed to draw it, the latter course
seems the better, because it is nature's j
way, but the subie t is of such a nature
that it is not susceptible of proof. The |
objection to the practice urged by some, j
that it makes the cow"s teats sore after I
awhile, amounts to not much, for an
ointment made of the bark of the root
of bittersweet simmered in fresh lard
will prevent or remedy this, if rubbed
Another objection, that it is difficult to
make a cow mother any calf but her own.
falls to the ground. Two or three days
before the calf is to be taken away
fasten a blanket around it After the
calf is gone and her udder fills again
and she becomes uneasy, putthe blanket
on the new calf and trot it in to her.
She will snifl awhile, and finally con
H dude that it is her own calf, and gently
H settle down to business. The ob ection
?8 urged that time would have to be spent
Is hunting up new calves also fails, for the
B veal farmer can do as a lady friend does:
let the local butcher who takes the fat
la calf away bring a new one in its place.
Country butchers always know where to
KB get a young calf for a nominal sum. I
H have observed that veal farming does not
ia'urc the cow for the next year's m;lkK
ing. This system exhausts the soil less,
becausc the most valuable part of the
milk is retained in the mauurc of the
5? calf, while in the other ca^e it goes off
jffli with the milk. In point of manual labor
veal farming possesses a great advan
wj The Fun in Farminff.
H C. D. Jones, a "Western farmer, thus
Ififi ventilates himself in the Farm, Field and
H There is a great deal of fun in a
fig farmer's life, so the agricultural books
try to make out. Many non-farmers
H read some agricultural journal and get
B the idea that farming is the easiest and
most pleasant occupation. ''How delightful
it is to work in the beautiful
fields on a midsummer day and
listen to the birds sing their sweet
Yes! It must be delightful indeed to
hear the birds, with the sweat steaming
; off a person's lace, and he expecting every
! moment to be sunstruck.
Where is the fun in the hay field,with
the dust and dirt lijing and sticking to
Who loves to help at threshing time?
Not the average man. Very few farmers
have less than a solid week's threshing,
whi'e many do not get off that easy.
Still, books try to make out, a farmer's
i life is pleasant.
| These agricultural writers never, or
hardly ever, mention the coldness of a
pitch-fork handle on a winter's morning.
The stables must be cleaned out and
bcdrled well. The mangers must all
be filled with hay or straw, the horses
curried and watered, the cattle driven
out to the well where the farmer mounts
the platform and works with the pumpI
haudle for the next hour. "While he is at
j this pleasant (?j job, the snow is blowI
ing up into his ears, mouth and eyes. I
have heard farmers say, "the stock is
always the thirstiest on the coldest mornj
I After this is finished, ye farmer betakes
himself, with a pail of water in
each hand, to the hog pen. Some have
a well near their hog pt'n, but there are
many more who have not.
Harely a morning passes but what a
little (just a little) water is spilled on
his i lothea to freeze. >?'ext comes the
all importaut job of hauling fodder.
This cups the climax, if I may so speak,
for this surely i3 the worst.
With the scoop shovel, knife, and the
hayrack upon the sled, ye farmer proceeds
to the fodder field.
This is the way he goes at it: First,he
takes the scoop, and shovels nearly a ton
of snow away lrom the shock. Next, he
takes the knife arid cuts the band, and
with blood in his eye tackles the shock.
You can imagine what fun it is, wrestling
with fodder, snow and wind all at
The books leave out this pait,and just
tell of the fun in a farmer's life, which
is very little, a? I can tell you.
It is not very pleasant to go down to
the city and get cheated out of about
fifty per cent, of your money by rascals
on every side. The farmer gets cheated
and lied to more than any other laborer.
He unconsciously gets beaten by coal
dealers, grain buyers, merchants and
other persons, too numerous to mention.
"We would be very thankful if some
one would point out the fun in the life
of the farmer, for one, I have not found
Tf fVinra ia on tr 0110V1 tViint* !t IS be
Aft buwtv iO ?UJ WWVU a....n. ?
youd our comprehension. We have little
faith in the old song:
' The farmer, the farmer forever,
Three cheers for the plow, spade and hoe-'
Farm and Garden Notes.
Be sure the calves are in a warm place.
Have the stables warm, but give ventilation.
P gs like to champ soft coal "alack.'
Give them some.
There is nothing like dispatch in the
routine of farm labor.
It is the milk from the fresh cow thai
produces "perfect" butter flavor.
Stand by the rural home and enjoy
competency, health and happiness.
Western hash butter injures the New
England farmer almost a3 much as oleo.
Do you think it economy to "toughen
colts" by the warm side of a snowbank*
If not, house them.
The boys and girls raised in oui
country homes become the practical men
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UUU VYU111CLi ui wuc iauu,
If you live too far from the mill to gel
cracked corn easily,raise the dwarf pear)
corn to feed to the chicks.
Ten acres of corn put into silo will
keep as mauy cattle as forty acres
treated in the ordinary way.
Ducks can bo hatched at any time
during the year,but much better growth
and i'ner plumage is securcdby hatching
On very cold nights a large flock will
be more comfortable than a small one, as
there will be more warmth in the poultry
If you are crowding the hogs witnjja
heavy corn ration, be sure they have 8
full and free suppy oC charcoal, ashes
The great source of contagion is the
drinking water. A sick fowl should
never be allowed to drink from the same
vessel as others.
Don't keep the sows you are going to
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Dreetl JlllU mu liuy* )UU aic I?biguiu^ 111 j
the same pea. They need different feed
to do their best.
A piece of chain six inches loDg, attached
to a strap buckled around the
cclt's leg above the fctlock, will stop his
kicking in the stall.
Cheap brands, of dairy salt are sold
and used because they are cheap in
price. They have no other merit. It is
a mistaken ccononiv.
An old flock master takes this sensible
look at the wool business. lie says: "As
long as the baby is oorn naked, the
sheep has scot to live."
Heat sour milk slowly until it
thickens and the curds separate, then
stir in oatmeal and you have one of the
best of foods for poultry.
The production of lambs for market
in any of the more thickly settled sections
of the country, if conducted with
intelligence cannot fail to be profitable.
There is precious little money, says an
exchange,in live or six months1 milking,
or creamery management, and the sooner
the farmers find it out the better for their
In view of the fact that cream from
fresh cows improves the color and
fresheus the flavor of butter, it would
seem to be advisable to have the cows
come in at different times during the
There is sometimes difficulty in getting
the butter to float in a mass on top
of the buttermilk so that the latter can
be readily drawn off without carrying
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1116 DUlier Willi lb. -iv mui; lm iuc ui u
handful or two of salt stirred into the
1 mass is said to be a remedy.
J The Strongest Man In Maine.
1 The strongest man in Maine is said tc
live in the town of .New Limerick,
Aroostook County. Ilis name is Alexander
Willette, and he is noted far and
wide as a man able to carry a log on his
shoulder wilh ease. One day recently
J;e won a bet by picking up a newly
felled nr log, forty-six feet In length,
and carrying it some distance. No twe
of the other men in the camp could even
lift the stick.
Advert i i i.
Oh, merchant, in thine hour of e e e,
If on this paper you should c c c,
And look for something to np p p p
Your yearning for greenback v v v,
Take our advice ami now be y y y.
Go straight ahead and advert i i i,
You'll find the project of some uuu;
Neglect can offer tio ex q q q.
Be wise at i nee, prolong your d a a a,
A silent business soon de k k k.
Modern Baking Methods.
Only in rare cases are soda and cream
tartar used now-a-days. Baking powder
is far more even and certain in its effects
and results. It seems almost unnecessary
to urge the importance of getting
the best of all materials for cooking. The
best butter?no "cooking butter," for
those who look for perfect success in
:ooking. The best grade of flour, the
best of everything, for the best is the
cheapest, and then the cake will be satisfactory:
if not, it is not the fault of the
materials. When lemon juice and acid
is used, as in lemon cake, carbonate of
soda, an alkali, only is used.?Neio Y<si Js
Cabbage Deliciously Cooked.
Cabbage when nicely cooked with a
white sauce, is a vegetable fit for anybody.
Dumas the elder, was specially
fond of it, and he has invented a way of
cooking it that is said to be specially delicious.
Directions for cooking cabbage
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so mat an me worm ana nis neiguuur
will not know what you are going to
have for dinner, have been given repeatedly,
but they may be given oncc
more. Cut the cabbage in quarters and
wash it in luke-warm water, then plunge
it into cold water and let it remain for a
half hour. Then take it out and put it
into the (olanler to drain. Now put
down the pot, and when the water is
boiling very fast add a tcaspoonful of
salt, and a heaping saltspoonful of salt,
and a helping saltspoonful of baking
soda; then put in the cabbagc, leave the
pot uncovered, pull out the damper.
After the cabbage has boiled hard for
twenty-five minute*, take it up drain it,
put it in the dish in wlrch you are goin" !
to serve it, pour over it a white sauce and
it is ready for the table.?BrookLjU Citizen.
A New Material.
A new, delicate and durable materia
for fancy work is sheet celluloid. It ii j
of a soft creamy white tint, with a fin?
graining which makes it resemble ivory
It is used in combination with plush,
velvet or satin, whenever it is possibli
for a panel of any shape to be used
The edges are finely scalloped or per
fnrnfr^rl with n small tool mftflft for thil
purpose, and the panel is then fastened j
in place by tiny stitches or, more fre- !
quently, by small ribbon bows passed
through the perforations. These panels,
unless they are very small, ore always
painted, and the delicate material make*
a very elTectivc background for floral
designs of all kinds.
All manner of fancy goods, of which
the outside is made of plush with deco- :
rated celluloid panels, and the lining of
satin, command a price largely m excesi
of the cost. Any lady who can paint
flowers can make this article. The* ceb
luloid comes in quite large sheets, and
has a lining of linen or muslin to make
it durable. It harmonizes with any
color, and is therefore adapted to manj
Hints on Seasoning Meats.
Some housekeepers think seasoning
food is the easiest part of preparing a
dish, and they hastily throw in a lump
of salt and a pinch of pepper withou'
thinking of the amount. Another wil'
use loo much seasoning, becnuse som?
one has told h?r tbat the best French
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i'uu&s men iwuu quu u^j
soup, slew, or whatever it may be, imitates
French cookery only as far a3 salt
and pepper go, and finds itself rejected.
Salt was never intended to disguise the
taste of anything, but to tone down the
flavor or to increase it. In my opinion,
the most particular part of cooking is
the seasoning and flavoring. It is worth
remembering that meats that are to be
served cold will bear more seasoning
than those intended to be aer.ed hot.
Beefsteak should uot be seasoned while
cooking, but just before serving. Yeal
may be seasoned while cooking, or if
you have cutlets to be prepared "a la
fried oysters," the seasoning should be
done before dipping in the egg. In
roasting meat, do* not put salt and pepper
on the meat, but put it in the pan
with the water and baste the meat occasionally
with it. By so doing, you will
find the meat to be well seasoned and
more juicy than by salting. the meat
before cooking.?Prairie Fa rmer.
Oat Meal Gems.?Soak over night in
in one pint of sweet milk, one pint of
oat meal; in the morning add two beaten
eg^s. two and a half teaspoons of baking
po.\der, one t.-aspoon of salt; bake in
gem pans m a quick oven.
Chocolate .Tnu/v.? Pour half a pint
of cold milk over half a package of gela
tine and let it stand. .boil cne pint or
milk, dissolve eight teaspoons of grated
choco^atc in half pint ot boiling water;
stir the dissolved chocolate into the
boiling milk, with three tablespoons of
sugar and a pinch of salt; let boll a few
minutes, then pour on the gelatine;
flavor with vanilla.
Cei.ery Cream S">rr.?Boil a small
cup of rice in three pints of milk until it
will pass through a sieve. Grate the
white part of two heads of celery (three
if small1, add this to the rice milk aftei
it has been strained; put in a quart ol
strong white stock, and boil until the
celery is perfectly tender. Season
with salt and cayenne and serve. If
cream is obtainable substitute one pint
for the same quantity of milk.
Toast ok Eggs and Cheese.?Beat
three tablcspoonfuls of bread crumbs
soaked in cream into three well-beaten
cgirs; add three tablespoons of butter,
melted but not hot, one tablespoon of
mustard, a little minced parsley, salt
and pepper, and half a pound of Knglish
cheese. Beat very light, spread smoothly
on delicate toast and brown quickly on
the upper grating of the oven.
Apple Batter Pudding.?Put into
a bowl half a pound of flour, add a
pinch of fait, and stir in very gradually
half a pint of new milk. Beat it until
smooth, then add three eggs. Pour
about half the mixture into a buttered
pie dish, and put into the oven to get
firm. TLen nearly fill the dish with
apples pared, corcd, sliced and slightly
stewed with a little sugar and lemon
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them, return to the oven and bake one
hour and a half.
Salad Dressing.?One heaping teaspoon
each of salt and mustard, two
tablespoons of thick, sweet crcam, one
tablespoon of butter, three of sugar,
one third of a cup of vinegar, the wellbeaten
yolks of two eggs; add mustard
to egg*, beat well; add sugar, salt,
crcam: stir all well together and place
over the fire, and stir constantly until
it thickens; add vinegar last, pouring
the dressing over the salad and mixing
it well. This is especially nice for cabbage
salad, but can be used on other
The world now has 101 geographical
societies and 180 geographical periodicals.
France and her colonies have
twenty-nine of the societies with 19,800
members; Germany has twenty-two societies,
and !i200 members: and Great
Britain and her colonies has nine societies,
and 5C00 members. i
Street Car Horses.
The employment of horses on so many
itreet railroads is a great waste of anij
mal material required in other fields,
and involves a necessary cruelty to the
horses. Yet it is surprising how occasionally
a horse will adapt himself to
this spavining kind of occupation. A.
driver recently called my attention
on the Thirty-fourth street line, in
New York city, says Oath, in the Cin!
cinnati Bn,uirir, to a horse in pood
condition, which had been employed by
the company, and he told me that on
the Twenty-third street Cross-town
Line was a horse which had been between
nineteen and twenty years in the service.
The existence of the large stables for
these horses in the centre of the city,
with their outfit of hay aud fodder, and
manure, is a cause of danger, and in
time all our horse-railroad stables have
one after another been destroyed by fire,
causing destruction of adjacent property
aud the roasting of cavalry regiments of
horse.'?. During the tie-up in the latter
part of January the elevated ra:lways
worked with all their might, and a large
proportion of the operating and business
people felt no conccrn about the strect:
car lines, but invalids, women, the
I uptown stores and the physicians
showed their annoyance, and__the loss of
1 il.?.ofnro nf mine, was
I occupation, ami tuu?iv>v ,
a matter of loud complaint.
A New Minernl.
A new mineral has been discovered
named Spcrrjite, in honor of the man
who found it, Francis L. Sperry, of Sud!
bury, ( ntario, chemist to the Canadian
I Copper Company of that place. It is essentially
an arsenide of platinum and of
1 great interest, since platinum has not
been found before as an important constituent
of any material e\cept the alloys
! with other metals of the platinum group. '
The mineral was found at the Vermillion
mine, in the district of Algoma, province
of Ontario, a pla. e twenty-two miles west
r>f flinllinrv atfiPlwentv-four miles north
of Gcorgiun Bay, on the line of Ihe Algoma
branch of the Canadiuu Pacific
Kailway. The mine was dis overed in
October, 1887, and a three-stamp mill I
was put up for tho purpose of stamping
gold quartz. Associated with this
gold ore are considerable quantities of
pyrite, chalcopyrite and pynhotitc, and
at the contact of ore and rock, and occupying
small pockets in decomposed
masses of the ore, there is a quantity of
loose material compo.-ed of gravel
containing particles of copper and
iron pyrites. It was in milling this loose
material that several ounccs of the arsenide
of platinum were gathered on the
carpet connected with the stamp mill.?
General McClellnn's Monument.
The monument which marks the graval
of General George B. McClellan is ia
course of construction at the QuiDcy
Granite Company's Works in Buffalo,
N. Y., and is to be ready for unveiling
on the coming Decoration lay.. The
shaft will be forty-six feet high, at base
nine feet six inches square, material
being granite, costing (10,000. It is
surmounted by a large bail on which
rests an eagle. The ball and eagle are
six feet high and the eagle is four feet
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Irora up to up oi wiug. xiic wiivniug
will be the inscription of one face of the
GEORGE BR1NT0N McCLELLAN, I
: BOKN IN PENNSYLVANIA DEC. 8, 1!520. J
I DIED IN NEW JERSEY OCT. 20, 1.48\
: Commander General of the Armies of the:
; United States, Governor of Nevr :
; Jersey, 18I8-S1. :
; Erected as a tribute of respect and :
: affection by personal friends. :
Ar: the best months in which to purify yotr blood, j
for at no other reason does tli? system so much
BMd tha aid of a rcl abl medicine like Hood's Sarsaparilla
as now. During the long, cold -winter t!:e
blood I ecomes thin and Impure, the bdy becomes
weak and tired, the appetite ma/ be lost. llood'd
8arsaparl Is Is iccullarly adapted to purify
and enr;ch the blood, to cri-at? a good appetite and
to overcome that tired feeling It increase* in popn
larity every year,
"I take Hood's Saraaparilla every year as a *prini?
tonic, with mnat a tisfactory resulte."?C I'akmeill,
349 Bridge Street, Brooklyn. X. Y
Sold by all drugglEta $1: six forts. Prepared only
by C. I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Masa.
IOO Doses One Dollar
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A PROMINENT MERC
Old moneybags mopes in his office all day,
As snappish and cross as a bear;
The clerks know enough to keep out of his
Lest tbo merchant should grumble and
Even Tabby, the cat, is in fear of a cuff,
Or a hick, if she ventures too near;
They all know the master is apt to be rough,
And his freakB unexpected and queer.
To correct a sluirgteK or disorders
blood and thereby sweeten the temper,
has no equal. It improves digestion
system, dispells melancholy, and makes
IT IS GUARANTEED
mended, or the monej* paid for it will
Copyright, 1888, by World's Dispensai
naaently cured by DR. SAGE'S OATARRH RE
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5" ' $
The Pestiferous Grass Bird.
There is a little bird, common about
the fields and gardens, that is a worst
pest than the sparrow, crow and blackbird
combined. It is commonly called
i the grass bird. It is a dark brown or
dun color on the back, with a white
breast and belly. It eats clover and
grass teed, and those farmers who sow
these seeds on the ground without coverI
ing them will look in vain for the young
plants. These small birds come in tfocks
of sometimes a hundred or hundreds,
and lighting on the fields are unnoticed,
while each one will pick up the seed
from a square , yard of ground. It is
easily calculatcd how soon a hundred of
these biids will clear an acre of land of
I seeds; forty-eight visits will do it without
leaving one seed. No wonder there
arc poor catches of seed, especially of
timothy, sown in the falj, when these
pests have a whole winter to work in or
swarm on the ground in the spring. The
only safety from this loss is to cover the
| seed by the harrow and put it safe in
| the ground, where it ought to be put by
every good farmer. If these birds arc
. needed to teach farmers a good lesson,
I that grass and clover seed should be
sown in the most carcful manner and not
scattered upon the snow or the baiehard
surface of the ground, they will not have
lived in vain.? New Y>rk Timtt.
I la a Hath for a Year.
A uuique remedy for eczema and
other cutaneous diseases is Ilcbra's
, water-bed, or rather, to define it accur|
alely, continual bath. The patient lives
' entirely in his bath, eats, driuks and
( s'ceps there till he is well. One patient
: was kept in such a bath for days.
I Think of tliisl More than a year of
i washing day! It is enough to make
anyone hate "the si.^ht of water forever.
, There is a slight danger of the patient
slipping under water in his sleep and
drowning: but it is usual to pass a bandage
under his arms and fasten it, so as to
support the upper part of the body on
i the inclined part of the bath, on which
the head rests. The palms and soles become
white and shriveled like a washerwoman's
hands, bu-; the skin of other
I parts of the body does not suffer, and
, the treatment is said to be very efficacious
in severe burns. When the patient
first gets into the bed the temperature i9
eighty-six degrees, but as he gets used
to it it is raised by degrees to ninetyeight
A Very Ancient Autograph.
In Europe one of :he most ancient auI
tographs preserved in a public museum
I is at the Louvre. It is an Egyptian
papyrus, in vshich one Serpamonthes
writes to Pamouthesj his brother, that
he has sent by canal boat the property'
of Thalcs, son of Jerax, the body of
liio mntlipp is embalmed. ''
adds the pious son; "a ticket hangs
| round her neck; her carriage is paid;
her name is inscribed upon her stomach,
and I wish thee, oh, my brother, health
and prosperity." Fortunately, no ODe
has ever tried to steal this matchless autograph.
v - Chr tulc Coagbi aniColdi,
And nil diseases of the Throa: and Lungs, rrn
l>e cured by the use of Scott's Emulsion, aa it
contains the healing virtues of Cod Liver Oil
and Hrpophosphite* in their fullest f rm. Is
a beautiful crejuny Emulsion, palatable as
milk, costly digeste !, and can betaken by the
most delicate. Pleasercal: "Iconsider Scott's
Emulsion the remedy par-exce'lence in Tuberculous
an-l Strumous Affec:ions,to say nothing
of o dina.ry colds and throat t oubles."?
W.K. S. t'O.NXEf.L. M.D.. Manci.ester. O.
A Radical Care for Eplieptle Fits.
To theEdit or?Please inform your readers
that I hnv#a positive remedy for the above
named disease which 1 warrant to cure thg
worst cases. So strong is my faith in its |rir<
tues that 1 will send fiee a 6ample bottle to(J
valuable treatise to toy sufferer wbawill rive
me his I1 0? and Express address. RespV, I
H.G. ROOT. M. C. 183 Pearl St.. New York.
'Every spring .'or ycara 1 have made it a practics
to take from thice to flva bot'les of Bool'e Sanaparilla,
because I know it purifies the blrod and
thoroughly cleanses th? system of ali Impurillea.
That languid feeling, soiuet.mei called 'apring
fever.' Will never v sit the aystem that has been
proj erly cared for by this never falling remedy."- J
\V. 11. Lawbesck. Editor Agricultural Epitomist J
Iuui inapolis, Ind.
"Hood's Sarsaparil la purified my blooj, gave mi
strength and overcame the headache and di'Biness
so that now I am able to work again."? Lcthej
Nabcs, 53 Church St., Low< 1), Mass.
Sold by all druggists. #1; six for $i. Prepared only
by C. I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Maaa.
lOQ Doges One Dollar
IB ANT IN TROUBLE.
What makes the old fellow so surly and Grim,
And behave so confoundedly mean ?
There's certainly something the matter with
Is it 6tomach, or liver, or 6pleen ?
We've guessed it?his liver is sluggish and
Jlis Mood ia disordered and foul.
It's enough to make any one hopelessly mad,
And greet his best friend with a growl.
rt liver, and to cleanse and purify the
Dr. Piercc's Golden Medical Discovery
i, builds up the flesh, invigorates the
life worth living.
or cure, if taken in time and given a
n all diseases for which it is recombe
iy Medical Association, Proprietors.
I M THE HEAD,
no matter of how long standing, is perMEDY.
SO cents, by druggist*
' ^ - 5 ~r&. * yr ,. - . :
Ttie Excitement Not Orer. t < >
Ihe rush on the druggists still continues and
daily soores of people call for a bottle of
Kemp's Balsam for the Throat and Lungs for
the cure of Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Bronchitis
and Consumption. Kemp's Balsam, the standard
family remedy,is sold on a guarantee and
never fails to give entire satisfaction. Price
50c and $1. Trial siz<; free.
Tiie present orange crop of Florida is estimated
at 3,<X)0,0G0 boxes.
Best, easiest to use and cheapest. Piso's
Remedy for'Catarrh. By druggists. 50c.
A POSITIVE CURE FOR INDIOKHTfON ATO ALL
Btomich Trouble! Allying Xliervfrom.
Tour D'-vggitt or Central Dealer will get Vera- 1
Cvrafor youif not alrcidy in nfock, or u win be
sent by mail an receipt of JS dx. (3 boxes 11.00) in
Mtamp*, Bangle ten I o \ receipt ofi-cent ttamp.
The Charles A. Vogeler Co., Baltimore, Md.
Tr\f irrsk* I irOJt suffer*
immBm Ingfrom a severe c Id in head j
an<* pain *n templet. After |
WTEVERWff /?M ?*ll/ applications of Ely's J
t /&'^r<am Ba,m I uat relieved.
qc'&'EM Every- trace of my cold teas re
moved.?Henry C. Clark, h'eio
|y\>^ llSij York AppraiserV MVre.
8\rift'a Specific ban cured me of & maiignMit
breaking out on my lev. which caused
intolerable pain. It was called Ecertnihy'l
the doctor*?four of whom treated me ivitn I
no relief. I candidly confens that I owe my I
present (food health to a. 8. 8.. whl?h in my
estimation it invaluable as a Mood remed}'.
Miss Jrm DjewitT,
2227 N. 10th St.. St. Louis, Mo, ]
Onr baby when two inontliHOld, was attacked
with Scrofula, which for a Ion# time
destroyed her ej'eaiffht entirely and canned
us to aeapc.tr of her life. The doctor* failed
to relieve her, and we gave Swift's Specific,
which soon cured her entirely, and aba is
now halo and hearty. e. v. Dels,
Will's 1'oint, Texas.
Scrofula developed on my danjrhter-iwellIdk
aud lumps on her neck. We gave her
Swift'a Specific, and the result was wonderful
and the cure prompt
8. A. D^akvokc, Cleveland, Tet^n.
HVa c?uu ivr uova. kivjjjk xubvuij ui
Diseases and advice fo exiBrim, mailed free.
THE BWIFX SPECIFIC CO..
Drawer 3, Atlanta. Ga.
CHOICE TEXAS LANDS
Rare Chance for Settlers.
Tho Railroad System of Texas havinadeveloped 10
as to bring within easy access of good interior and
seaboard markets the lands granted to the
HOUSTON &TEXAS CENT'L RY.C0.
It haii been determined tp offer to settlers the
Renowned Agricult'l Lands
Located along the line of the Fort Worth 4 Denver
City fi. B.. beginning with Wilbarger i v .
In farms of MO acres and upward. These land* were
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adapted to tho growth of cotton, corn, oats, wheat,
barley, rye, vegetables, orchards and gardebs and
the various domestic grasses.
Situated in tho elevated and healthy region known
as tbe Southern Panhandle of Tsias, they possess a
genial climate, favorable to man and beast, where
outdoor work can be carried on the year rouDd. and
are in marked contrast-with regions of earty and late
frosts or of destructive'" Hiziards."
> Population is fastfeouring in, and local government
is already established, with schools, churches, Ac.
TERMAorSAic: One-9ft h cash, bala?cs in four equal
yearly payments, with Interest on deferred payments.
For further information as to these aud lands io
adjacent counties, apply to ^ ^ ; _
J. S, NAPIER, Vernon, Texas, 11 *
(who is crecared to show to purchasers); or to
C. C. QIBB9, Land Ag't, Houston, Tex.
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DBmSm'm Dill a Grea* English Gout a id
Dlclir S rillS. Rheumatic Romedy.
Oral Hox, ,'M; roun?l_ I t PilN.
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I V/L? mstnictiTa artielct. Vra tol wjsjra al:k? abouM know iu
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is~rOUR FARM FOR SALEltt/MJ'!
If 60 address Curtis k wrioht, 233 Broadwav, n. y.
lDLfl1 nt anything tlac in the world. Kit her ?ez Com ly outfit
VKkK. Term* >'UKK. Atldrcct, Tut* U Co., Ati~usta, Maiue.
^ w'10 have used Pifo's
B?Trwnr Cure for Consumption
^ I TO UP fffJl roy itie BEST OF ALL.
K* Sold everywhere. 25o.
PEERLESSDYES Sold by*detu Jlsri J
CAUTION ""J" "andiiriTO; stamp
vAy A AU11 som by your dealer, write
The mail who lias invested lnun three H
to live dollars in a ltubbcr Coat, and m tt
r.t his tirst inalf hour's experience in a m m
r. st' rm tlnds to hi* sorrow that it is mJAf fen
hard.v a iictter protection than a mot- WW
quito'netting. not only fteb chagrined w mm
at being co badly taken in, but alio
lee'.B It he does not look exactly lite fafl
XilUor the "FISH MKAND''Slicker 3 I In
doee not hurt-the fish biund, tend for descriptive cataJc
- -. -T- ..T-. ^L^LkMkMIMkM JdlMhM
f PTI iW i" y 'i' ri"" 'A-' 'A* rA* rr? '1' '1* 1 'T' "i "1
A-..." '. . !. .
tain s a f e
hat don? more
| known remedy.
For SPRAINS, BRUISES, BACKACHJB, :'
PAIN In the CHEST or SIDES.HEAP- - :jBm
ACHE, TOOTHACHE, or any other KX> ' '"/H
TERNAL PAIN, a few applications a?t
like magic, causing the PAIN to Df? '^E
SORE THROAT, BRONCHITIS, COLD
In the CHEST, RHEUMATISM, WEKJW
RALGIA, LUMBAGO, SCIATICA. PAXBt . > i'^M
In the Small of the Back, etc., more extended,
longer continued and repeated ?Sg
application! are necessary to effect a -y>S
C,AH INTERNAL PAIRS (in the Bowels *$
or Stomach), CRAMPS, SPASMS, SOVft " ,t^|
STOMACH, NAUSEA, VOMITING, J
HEARTBURN. DIAltRIKEA, COUC, f '
FLATULENCY, FAINTING SPELLB.alV
relieved Instantly ami <4UICK.LT - ,JE|
CURED by taking Internally as direct- .'.>.aaB
ed. Sold by Druggists. Price, ?0c.
il DII i e u
i For the care of all - disorder* of the j. t ^5
| STOMACH, LIVER, BOWELS, KID- vffiM
NETS, BLADDER, NEIIVOUS DISEASES,
L.OSS Of APPETITE, HEADACHE,
CONSTIPATION, COSTIVE NESS, INDIGESTION,
INFLAMMATION of the BOWEU^IUU
and all derangements of the Internal
Vl?cora. Purely Vegetable, contateli%
ho. mereary, mineral*, or DELKTM?!'! v
PERFECT DIGESTION will b* ^ , Jfjm
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PILLS. By ao doing
SICK HEADACHE, FOUL STOMACR, - fi
BILIOUSNESS, will be avoided, aN ? \ fM
the fteod that fa -eaten contribute tt* o ! . .'^8
nourishing properties for th*?ap|pt?f,^
the natural waate of the body. sold s, mm
BV ALL DRUGGISTS. Price ?5c. per
box, or, on receipt of price,
sent by mall. 5 boxes for One Dollar.
RADWAY A CO, 3? Warren St-, N. T,
KYS r-9 ' '
GRATEFUL?COM FORTfl4G. '
flnmim mama i
Eff5 5 JJUUUi I
"By athorough knowledge of the naturalism ?|
which govern the cprraiions of digestion and ontrt"'
tion, and by a careful application of the doe proper'
ties of well-selected Cocoa. Mr. Epp? baa ptOVMlft '
our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage
ifhlcb itay save u:i many hoavy doctojtf Jbtlfc. a;
It in by the judicious use of such articles of diet that
a constitution lnaybegi'aduallyhiiiitupuUiltfHM '-'jgfi
enough to resist every tendency to disease. Hum- k . -aW
flrrds of anbtlsraaJidLs* are floating around as rwta ' juh
to attack wlieiever there is a wea* point We max <-5a?I
escape many a fatal fha;.'t by keeping oitr,elre*<waQ '-2
fortified with pure blc<x!l snd a properly nounahM ,?n
frame.''?CMl8rrvU? i'attttr. TiSBH
Made simply wit n boiling water or m-lk, Sold ,'C-QS
only in kalf pound tine, by Orooers. labelled thns;
JAIUE8 EPJ,e> & CO., Homeopathic Chemist^
London. Kmriand. .
p' TOU^WIBH '[yfflfcftftSwjT' i "
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