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WORKING FEOPLK'S GREATEST F.N'EMY. finthor nn nil tho monev that tho work ing classes have spent for rum (luring the last thirty years, and I will build for every working man a hou-se, and lay out for him a garden, and secure him a policy of life insurance so that the present ho ne may be well maintained after ne is dead Tnemost persistent, the most overpowering enemy of the working classes is intoxicating liquor.? N. Y. Observer. "MODERATE" DRINKERS. A great many people will tell you that alcohol is harmless wlien Lateen m .juuwation. But when they make this statement do they consider tnat the thousands of drunkards who disgrace our country were ODce moderate drinker*? No; they never even trouble themselves to become acquainted with the subject in the true light. "He who loves the danger shall parish therein" is applicable to every moderate drinker unless he changes his course and becomes a total abstainer. ?Sacred Heart lieview. DRCNKE.lNKSS AND CR1HE INSEPARABLE. Drunkenness is never to be found alone, never unaccompanied by gome horrid crime, if not by a wicked crowd of them. Go to the house of the drunkar.l, consider his An Kio a ffairc lifihtn t/> thfl sound tbat proceeds from the house of drunkenness as you pass, survey the insecurity of the public ways and of the night streets. Go to the hospital, to the bouse of charity, and the bed of wretchedness. Enter the courts of justice, the prison and the condemned cell. Look at the haggard fea tures of the ironed criminal. Ask all these why they exist to distress you, and you will everywhere be answered by tales and recitals of drunkenness. And the miseries and the vices and the sorrow, and scenes of suf fering that have harrowed up your soul, were, almost without exception, either prepared by drinking or were undergone for procuring the means for satisfying this vice which sprang from it.?Archbishop Ullathrope. "a powerful tkmpkrancl lesson." The utter and humiliating downfall of Johu L. Sullivan, long considered the champion pugilist of the world, is probably the most powerful object lesson which could be given to a multitude of young men on the value of temperance and the ruinous effects of debauchery. No moralist could have done as much in years as Corbett, the new champion, did in less than two hours, to drive home upon the youth of America the truth that sobriety and right living are the only hope of the greatest success in any fieli of effort. When Sullivan, crying with the chagrin and piin of dereat, declared that 'boo z j" had been the causa of his ruin, he gave what nine out of every ten men who pay any attention to priz2 fighting will n or ran )k tha t-.riia nrnlnnakion of the SU Iden and complete collapse of a man long believed to be peerless as a pugilist. The exchampion for years defied the laws of health and pru lence by indulging in many protracted debauchee His appetites and passions have been recklessly indulged, and now, by his own testimony, he is old before bis time, and a fallen mdster of the only vocation in which he ever attained prominence. Most authorities upon pugilism will always maintain tuat Sullivan at his best was the superior as a fighter of the man who easiiv defeated him, an 1 the fact that he was well nigh helpless against a youth whose physical powers have not been lowered by excesses, and whose vitality is unimpaired by drink tells its story too plainly to ba misunderstood. If there was to be a priza fight for the heavy-weight championship, the re/ su't could not have been better for all interests of decency and common sense. A temperate man whipped a drunkard,and a wellinauuered man beat a surly ruffian. The more intelligent, more d^contand more selfrespecting of the two cj nbatants was the victor, and the world sees that even in prizs fighting it pays to live with prudence and sobriety.?"Cleveland (Obij) Leader. WASTE CATTSED EV THE DIltNK HABIT. David A. Wells, oue of the most accurate of our statistical writer?, fstimates the present yearly waste by the National drink iiabit as Ave hundred millions of dollar?. Accepting and using this estimate as the basis of calculation, and allowing for past changes in population and in tho drink habit, we reach the conclusion that the waste of forty years by this curse of our Nation bat been the grand total of ten billions of dollars. That we may grasp the full import of this sum, let us measure it by comparison with some splendid achievement of the Nation. We are all proud of the record of results secured by the early efforts ot our fathers. But this waste of forty years of the saloon power is equal to all that the people of this Ion/1 norAahla nrV>limilUtA fmm fchft Qftfc* I tlement at Jamestown down to the financial panic of 1857. But the estimate of Mr. Wells is not accepted by most of temperance people. They tell us that the present yearly waste of th?5 saloon is at least nine hundred millions of dollars. On this basis trie loss of the last forty years by the drink habit was eighteen billions of our money. This equals all that was saved in the United States irom its discovery by Columbus to the close of the Civil Warm 1865. VVe try to gnup the full import of these figure?. Our wind goes back to the work of the Jfuritan fathers fo? two hundred and fifty year?. We call up all that the Revolutionary fathers achieved. We add all that the Western pioneers built upon the prairie?. We include all the gold, silver and other minerals dug by our miners. We try to take in the full cipacity and value U the factories, farms, shipping, railroads and cities before the close of the war. We fail No mind is large enough to grasp the value of all these, their cost in Tabor, the amount of self-iacrifics emended in their acquisition. And yet this which is beyond tbe ability of man to fully comprehend, is the measure of the power of the saloon to waste in these last forty years. This is the material realm that has Geen brought under the dominion of tha rum shop in spit s of the protest of the philanthropist and in defiance of woman's tears and in scorn of the ruin it bas wrought in the lives of the strong men of the land.?L B. Powers, in Independent. TEMPERANCE XttWd AND NOTES. Tbe consumption of beer is increasing in England as well as in France. For every four shillings spent in England on drink ouly a half-penny is expended on education. It is said that one-tenth of the men who die in Switzerland die prematurely from OIAAKAH/V nniuATjinfr OlWUVIiV Ireland in 1893 spent about $55,000,001 on drink. Its toUl rental did not come t j more than W5,00:<,000. The curse of the lower classes of women in London is drink. Mother.-', daughters, sis ters, wives, grown women, children of tender years?the giu shop is open to all, and all go to it It is strange that a man will havo the hardihood to hold up a class of whisky and exclaim, "Here's health," when he knows well enough that there isn't a particle of health in too sluii. The goo 1 tidings comes from across the waters that an accomplished young woman, a gra<uate of Oirton College, has been chosen by the British worn in to go as whiteribbon missionary to In<lia. She will b3 accompanied by a young woman helper, and will remain in that country organizing the societies and developing the methods ot th' Woman's Christian T nioerance Union. They were a party of Chicagoans at Parker's. One asked the waiter: "What is q-u-a-h-o-g chowder? (spelling the word). And when all had learned that the baby quahogs aro Little Neck clams, one of theChicagoans smiling, said, "Well, it pounds home-like," and another jocosely remarked: "I thought quahog must bo some form of pork."?Boston Traaacript. ihe American nog nas a grievance. After rooting his way along a path beset with thorns, soothed and sus tained only by the encouraging tones of Minister Phelps, he arrives in Berlin to find the butchers there trying to educate the local palate up to the appreciation of horse meat. A current magazine has an article on "How to Manage a Wife." The simplest and most peaceful way is just tp let her manage you. t SABBATH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL IiRSSON FOK OCTOBER 10. I Lesson Text: "i'eter's vision,' accs x., 1-20?Golden Text: Acts x., 34?Commentary. A long lesson and brief space for comments again compels me to omit the text and ask the student to read with Bible in hand. 1. Other leaders of hundreds in the Roman army are mentioned in Alatb. vni., 5-13: xvii.. 54. and elsewhere in the Act?. Jesus said of the one mentioned in Matb. viii. that He bad not seen such faith in Israel as in him. 2. Note the goodness of this centurion, and yet we must conclude from chapter xi., 14, that withal he was not a saved man. He was devout, feared Go3, cave alms and prayed always, but none of those however good can give salvation. .Prove this from Rom. iv., 5; Epb. ii., 8, 9; I Cor. xiii., 1-3. He war, however, an earnest seeker, and d 1 as well as he knew, and God gave him light. 3. God gave dreams and visions to Abimeleck, Pbaraob, Nebuchadnezzar and others who were Gentiles, but theri was a special reason for this revelation to this Gentile, partly because he so honestly lived ud to the light he bad. "If any man will do His will he shall know of the doctrine" (John vi!., IT). 4. He recognized in the angel a superior person, and with awe and reverence asked, "What is it, Lord?" He was immediately assured that God had heard his prayers and observed his devotion. If this was true of Corneliup, how much more of all who are saved by Jesus's blood and ask things according to His will. What confidence we should have (I John v., 14, 15). 5, G. God knows where to put His hand upon a man whcm He can use. He knows Jhe town we live in and the house in which re dwell or sojourn. He recognizes also our occupation and the people whom we entertain in our house. He notices the location of our bouse. In fact, "All things are naked and opened to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do" (Heb. iv., 13). 7. Observe his promptness. He delayed not to do as he wa3 told, but calling two servants and a soldier he hastened to obey orders. The soldier also is called a devout man. The example of such a centurion wouiu leu upon an huoul uilli ouu upuu some with marked effect. 8. They were men whom he could rely upon; be told tbem all that the angel had told him, and sent them to Joppa. He had perfect confidence in the angeJ, and cheerfully did as he was told. "Willing and obedient, will always obtain blessing" (Isa i., 19). 9. Coe area was probaoly not less than fifty miles north of Joppa, so that if the servants left the same evening that Cornelius received the vision they would reach Joppa some time the next day. Now notice how God prepares Peter for their coming. When they are not far from Joppa Peter is led by the Spirit to go upon the housetops for prayer. Cornelius was a praying man, Peter was a praying man; it is to such that God reveals Himself. 10. While waiting for food for his body God lays His hand upon him, he falls into a trance and sees heavenly things and is taught a gteat lesson. "Man dotn not live by bread only,1' and Job could say, "I have esteemed (or laid up, margin) the words of His mouth more them my necessary food" (Deur. viii., 3; Job xxiii., 12.) 11. This is one of seven v -=es in the Bible which speak of heaven oprned. The others are Ezek. i., 1; Math, lii., 16; John i, 51; Acts viii., 58; Rev. iv., 1; xix.. 11. In every case it is to reveal something concerning Ubrfet or His church. 12. The great variety of animals seen in tnis vision wouta lnciucie many wmcu were to a Jew unclean. All Gentiles were considered unclean by the Jews, and the thought of a Gentile enjoying equal spiritual privileges with a Jew without being circumcised, etc., was simply too absurd to be entertained. 13. A voice from heaven commands Peter to rise, kill and eat; but Peter, though a Jew, is not so obedient as the Geutile centurion. The word of Mary to the servants at the marriage in Cana (John ii., 5) is a very helpful one, "Whatsoever He saith unto you do it." 14. Peter boasts of his obedience to the law in that ht had never eaten anything unclean. It sounds strange to hear boasting of ceremonial cleanliness from one who had denied his Master and forsaken Him, and on more than one occasion allowel satan to speak and act through him. 15. Jesus had taught His disciples that not what they ate would defile them, but that which cometh out of the mouth from the heart (Mate, xv., ii). Ana even reter t should have known that it is always safe to do as God tells u$. He did learn his lessoD, however, at this time before God got through with him, for in verse 28 he says, "God hath showed me that I should not call any one common or unclean." (Some of us seem to learn very slowly. It5. God is very patient with us and sets us the same lessou again and again till wq learn it. God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not (Job xxxiii., 14). Ii we were a hundreth part as patient with each other as God is with uf, how much wj might accomplish for Him! 17. While Jfeter wondered as to the meaning of this vision the three men lrom Cor neJius stood betore the house?three Gentiles, unclean in Jewish eyes, but God is no respecter of persons (verse 34). How beautilully God makes events to coincide us as to accomplish His pleasure 1 18. While Petar was pondering the three men were asking for him by nam?. They I ? - ?-2_ .I- CT- ,1 naa oota 01 ais ukui? wucvu; . m vj simply asked for Simon, the owner of the house might have thought that they meant him; but the inquiry is very plain?it is for Simon Peter." God can make plain the man He wants. 19. The Holy Spirit is ever ready tc guide those who are willing to be guided. With Father. Son and Spirit for us (Rom. viii., 26, 31, 34). how can we fail to be led aright it we are only willing to be guided? Let our motto be, "Ready to do whatsoever my Lord the King shall appoint" (II Sam. sr., 15). 20. There is no room for doubt when God '(nils or speak?. The Father sent Jesu?, Jesus sends us (John xvii., IS). We muse learn to see God in everything. Having committed our way unto Him, and being ready, willing and obedient, we can couiu ur-oil Him to lead us in His way and mate it very plain.?L?sson Hjlper. Not all the Canadian newspapers are engaged in blackguarding the United States on account of the retaliatory proclamation. The Mon treal Herald asserts that the Canadian Government has exhibited a monumental incapacity for business and a disregard of the ordinary courtesies of diplomacy. It charges that Instead of taking measures to bring about a friendly settlement of the threatened commercial war between the two nations the ministers were away fishing or otherwise enjoying themselves, and such trifling matters as the commercial prosperity of the country were apparently beneath their notice. Just now the canal tolls question is agitating the entire Dominion and those who are able to take a sensible view of the situation incline to the opinion that if it were patriotic and reasonable for Canada to discriminate against Americans it is equally patriotic and reasonable for the United States to discriminate against Canadians. Merrit--That's a pretty hard doctor's bill I had to pay. De GarryHow was that? Merrit?You see, it was for injuries received by being thrown from a horse I was riding bj the doctor's advice.?Isew York Eveniug Sun. * - - * * ?_ ? n J>1Y iairlier S UU wuu xuiuw, uuasir ed a little boy. "My father's- a Free Mason," replied the other, uanJ that's higher, for the hod fellows wait orj the masons."?Insurance Echo. 1 RELIGIOUS READING. I I a I'i.eik;e in vr.nsc. The following is Cardinal Manning's total abstinence pledge in verse, which is being used largely in Protestant Sunday-schools: a promise to god. I promise Thee, sweet F.ortl, That I will neve cloud the light Which shines from Thee within my soul And makes my reason bright. Nor ever will I loss the power To serve Thee by my will, "Which Thou hast oet within my heart Thy precepts to fulfill. Oh, let me drink as Adam drank, Before from Thee he fell; Ob. let me drink as Thou, dear Lord, When faint by Sychar's well. That from my childhood, pure from sin Of drink and drunken strife, By the clear fountain I may rest, "Of everlasting life. BKOTHER BROWSER. Doubtless many readers of the Star are well nfmmititPfl with this individual, but as others may not be, perhaps it may not be wholly uninteresting and unprofitable to point out a few of the peculiarities in his character and conduct. He derives his name?not as might at first be supposed, from an inclination to sleep while in the house of God?though I have eften seen him there with hiR eyes cloced. noddine good naturedly to all around; but from his tendency to spiritual slumber. He is a church member, and as he has never been guilty of immoral conduct, of course in "good standing." He generally attends meeting on the Sabbath. provided it is not too hot or too cold, 1 ? ? Rnmp. uiiu mere arc nu sigun ui a D>mu> uv>u. times, however, when there is nothing in the weather to keep him at home, he has a severe attack of that terrible malady, "Sunday sickness," and consequently stays away'from the sanctuary. He is very seldom seen in the prayer meeting or conference room, and when he does happen to be there he takes no part in the meeting. He neglects family prayer and closet devotion, often using want of time as an excuse for not attending to these duties. When he has time lor reading he usually finds something more interesting in fiis newspaper than in his Bible, and permits the latter to lie unopened so long that one would write his name in the dust on its covers. Heglvts occasionally to benevolent objects, but he contributes sparingly, and from the amount of persuasion which is often necessary to induce him to give at all, one feels almost disposed to infer that he does so merely to avoid the name of being covetous. In short, while he professes to be a Christian, he manifests a strange indifference to the advancement of the Re deemer's kingdom and the salvation oi souls*. Ferchance, Bro. Drowsy, your eyes may fail on this article, and I * hope you will not consider amiss a few plain remarks addressed to you ps an individual. Your efforts in the service of C'brist are needed bv vour brethren and by a perishing world. Probably you are not aware bow much your co-operation would encourage and assist the faithful, active children of God. There are times when their hearts sink within them, while th*v reflect on the condition of the world, and listen to the many calls for gospel light which are borne to. their carsl>y he four winds of her.ven. ana feel that these cannot be responded to be.cause of your unfaithfulness. Sou s around you are hastening on in a course which will at last bring upon them the wrath of an offended God, and perhaps it is in your power to persuade them to pause in their mad career, and e*<ter the narrow way to heaven, yet you make little or no effort for their salvation. The love and mercy of God towards you should lead you to b? faithful to Him." If one of your fellow men had periled his own life to save yours, you would justly consider yourself under strong obligations to love and strive to please him; yet your ltedcemcr laid down His life to save your soul, and you prefer your own case to His service. el*a?LI rAngp frnm vnnr nnfl thy, because there are strong reasons for 1 fearing that, while you feel little interest in the salvation of others, your own soul is in imminent peril. The cold, dense mists of tbe world have gathered round you, and already the "flame of sacred love" In your heart is nearly extinguished. Beware, lest tbe last feeble embers expire and leave your wretched spirit in eternal darkness.? [The Morning Star. A LIKE FOR A PASCK. A very sad incident, showing how one may mane- an idol of plensurc. lately occurred in a New England town. A young woman living as an assistant in n certain family was attacked by the prevailing epidcniic, )a grippe, but through kind care and skilful treatment she nearly recovered. While still convalescent she announced her intention of attending a ball which was to be held in the vicinity. i4If yon go,-' said her physician, "you will take your life in your band." I "I would rather die than miss the dance," 1 wnt i Ku anctvpr. Sbe went, but before the close of the evening she became so exhausted that it was necessary to carry her home. The combined exposure and exertion proved fatal. A week later she had paid the fearful price of her indiscretion. I* this not a mournful illustration of the cxrenie to which a love of pleasure may lead? One thinks .1 little dancing is innocent, that a little card-playing will do no harm, that a moderate degree of conviviality will help him to win a desirable reputation of goodfellowship. But where is the point at which one should stop? We shudder at the thought that a young woman, with all of life's wonderful possibilities before her, should be willing to put them .11 the balance againsi any lorm 01 recreation, however innocent in itself. Yet how many have sacrificed body and soul to an extra vacant love of smusement. There nre recreations that strengthen the mind and the body, and have in themselves no tendency to extra vacant indulgence. There are pleasures that divert while tbev profit. >Vben we engage in any form of recreation, we do well to able ourselves first, "To n?hat may this lead?' ? fAmerican Messenger, A great many seem to think that being filled with the Spirit is something mysterious, intangible and difficult to apprehend. This cannot be so, because jt is a com in and that we be thus filled, and God would not command anything so mysterious that we could not grasp it, apprehend it. undertake it. It is just as much a command as that we should believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do works meet for repentance. We are to live in communion with the ascended Christ, and so drink in the power of the spirit that we shall be filled. Only thus can we have power. For you must have noticed this fact, that there is 110 marked instance of great success on the part of Christ Himself and the Apostles where we do not have the iccount prefaced by some such words as "being filled with the Holy Ghost." It was so when Peter came before the council. It was so when Stephen saw Jesus. It was so when Paul gave that awful rebuke?spoke those burning words to the sorcerer. All through the Acts of the Apostles, when anything signal or mighty is done you have it prefaced with the remark, "being filled with the Holy Ghost." And I suppose it is jusf.as true today. If we do anything great in the nam?- of the Lord Jesus, it is because we are empowered by the Spirit.?[A. J. Gordon. To be ignorant ot one's ignorance is thb A rain-making company is going about amoDg the farmers of the Wast agreeing, for a compensation, to bring showers. Regardless of whether they really awaken Jupiter Pluvius or whether they take chances on the course of nature, the enterprise is 6ure to be profitable. The fact that people will not be ready to pay for rain until they had been without it for a good while and it is about due ; on general principles, is a strong ' point in favor of the financial prosperity of the scheme. 9 HOUSEHOLD MATTERS. PLUM JELLY. tJse larcre or small plums which are juicy. Wipe, put in a porcelain lined kettle, with a few spoonfuls of water; heat and mash; pour in a thin bag and hang up to drain; measure juice, and allow one pint of sugar for every pint nf inifP. Annie iel 1 v in small auan tities; boil from twelve to fifteen minutes^ then test. Plum jelly is very Dice for cake and for meats.?New York Observer. COTTAGE CHEESE. One quart of thick sour milk, one tea9poonful of butter, one salt-spoonful of salt, one tablespoonful of cream. Place the milk in a pan on the back of ' * rtilff? Vioo IUC bLUVC tlUU BUGIU lb uutu vuv uuiu uwm separated from they whey. Spread a strainer cloth over a bowl, pour in the milk, lift the edges of the cloth and draw them together; drain or wring quite dry. Put the curd in a small bowl with the butter, salt and cream; mix it to a smooth paste with a spoon. Take a teaspoanful and roll in the hand into a smooth ball. Or, make the whole into a little mould on a glass dish. Serve with cream or cream and sugar.? xr ?1_ iir u xtcw i oris. vvunu. AN APPLE COMPOTE. "Wash and wipe some fine well-flavored apples (not sweet.) Core them with an apple corer, being careful not to leave in any of the hulls which sometimes penetrate far into the fruit; then pare them evenly so that they will be smooth and of good shape. Boil gently in water, enough to just reach the tops, with a square inch or two of thin lemon peel, a teaspoonful of sugar being added for each apple. Cook until they are soft, but not broken; they will n$ed careful watching towards the last lest they go to pieces; when done lift them out into a glass dish. The amount of water U9ed will depend upon the number of apples, l -A ? J i uut wuuicvcr m uscu^un n uuvu aw 49 auced one-half. Fill the holes with apple, grape or any bright colored jelly, and when the syrup is cool pour it over. When the apples are thoroughly cooked, without breaking, they make a pretty dish.?St. Loui3 Republic. HOW TO COOK A HAM. First soak your ham all night in water, which should cover it entirely. Then set it on the fire to boil. The rule for boiling a ham is fifteen minutes to each pound, so you can easily tell by weighing, to the exact amount of time that it will be necessary to cook it. When it I L-lf J -1 4.^ jh uttii uuueu uusu^e tun natci, auu m the last boiling add a cupful of molasses. When it is done set it to cool, and when it is cold enough, skin it and put it in the oven to bake until the whole is nicely browned. Some people sprinkle it before putting it in the oven with brown susrar, which forms a sort of glace. Many lard it with clove9. An old southern cook had a way of covering the whole ham after it was skinned with a dough paste made of flour ana water, and then putting it in the oven to bake. This, Bhe claimed, confined all the juices to the ham,'and the results she obtained were certainly delicious. nOTTSEIIOLD DINTS. Clabbered milk is better than water for freshening salt fish. The juice of a raw onion will destroy the jwison of the stings of insects. Apples that take a long while to bake should always have a little water put in the pan. It is not generally known that largo, ripe cucumbers make a most excellent sweet pickle, but it is so. The nicest thing with which to scour knives is a large cork dipped in water, then in bath brick. It is far better than a rag. To restore black cashmere, wash it in hot suds with a little borax in the water: linse in vtry strong boiling water, and iron while damp. The best mucilage is made from gum tragacanth and water. When well dissolved, add a few drops of oil of cloves and a tiny piecc of alum. For ivy poisoning paint the affected parts with strong wood-lye. Let remain a moment, then wash off with lukewarm water. When dry rub over with vaseline. A good cement for china is made t his way;- Mix with a strong solution of gum arabic and water enough plaster of paris to make a tnick paste. .appiy mis wim a camel's hair brush to the broken edges and unite. To ventilate an apartment, open the windows both at the top and at the bottom. The fresh air rushes in at the bottom, the foul air rushes out at the top, nnd thus you can, at one and the same time, let in a friend and expel an enemy. Add to each quart of well-boiled starch half a teaspoontul of powdered borax and a tiny piece of lard, and dip the collars and cuffs in while the starch is quite hot. Use a polishing iron, and your collars and cuffs will look like new. Grease stains on wall paper may be I removed bv mixing clay pipe with enough water to make a sort of cream, spread this rather thickly on the stain, lenve it for twenty-four hours, then take it oil with a kuife and dust and brush. It is a common thing to have more than one light dress stained by the grass. Such marks are easily removed with alcohol. Put a little of the liquid in a saucer and wet the stained part with it. Rub well, and the green will disappear. To clean marble mix a little whiting with a strong solution of washing soda and a little dissolved soap. Lay the mixture on the martle with a brush and let it remain lor liau an nour, tncn wasn it off, using a scrubbing brush and flannel, with a little alcohol to polish up the marble. Keep an old soft linen pocket handkerchief to clean your spectacles with. If necessary, they may be cleaned with a little amuiouia water. Dj not put them under your pillow at night, and be careful to keep the frames straight, otherwise the lenses v.ill not be true and your sight will suffer accordingly. Gambier is the second largest vegetable product of the Malay peninsula. It is a most important tanniag material, is used as a brown dye, as a medicine and in silk I works. England imports gambier to the v'alue of ?2,300,000 annually, and our American impoits are close to $1,000, too. i * Piano Tuners are All Nerves. The piano tuner who is a man has not learned from books. He has grown up with the piano as a l>oy in the factory and knows it at every stajre. His ear is utluned to those fine differences that are essential to the best of sort of piano tunning, and his appreciation of them is almost like an instinct. To catch these he is always on the alert. Every sound detracts Inm. a child's cry, a bird's chirp. The constant wear and tear engenders nervous irritability; he becomes a bundle of nerves, and the distance from thence to crankiness is not far. It is this strain on the nerves,rathei than the muscular strength required, that makes piano tuning a discouraging UL'cupauua lur wumcu. iuc uiuacumt strength required in holding up the strings is considerable, but women could stand it much better. Another obstacle to women's success as piano tuners is that they are not mechanics. A man tuning a piano is expected to remedy the creaking pedal and anything else amiss that cau be done without sending it to the shop. This his prev ions experience enables him to do. Altogether it seems that women piano tuDers could hardly compete with men, but in remote places might find their ervices valuable.?New York Sun. To Press Ferus. Place the fronds to be pressed smoothly, one by one, in the layers of newspaper, putting at least three thicknesses of paper between the fronde. Arrange the latter with their points all the same way, for the pressure will sometimes leave the dent of the thicker part of the stack of one fern across the delicate tip of another. Ferns with especially coarne Btems should be pressed in a pile by themselves for the same reasoc. The book covers or boards, with the pile of fern filled papers into them, shouid be placed under a heavy weight; the next day the ferns should be taken out, one by one, and placed in fresh papers with the same care as before. The papers C ?. 1 1 J J J2 nrsi useu can tie eprcau to ury, auu I again used for the next day's change. . It will not be necessary then to change I again for three or four days, and after i that they may rest undisturbed for a week, or, still better, for two weeks. I When taken out they should be kept in a flat pile till wanted for use, to prevent | them from curling up.?Good Housei keeping. Foundation lor a Factory City. "Four railroads, one a belt line, and two fueloil pipe-lines are sure to make a big city here," Baid Jay A. Dwiggina & Co., of Chicago, when they founded Grlriith. They were right. Four factories located at once, new houses and stores ire going up daily.?Chicago News. Over two million postal cards are nccessarv to meet the daily demand in this country. Mrs. Jones to Mra. B own. Mrs. J?" 1 wonder why, when Croup, Whooping Cough and Diphtheria were epidemic, your children alone escaped an attack'/" Mrs. B?"The reason is plain. Dr. Hoisfe's Certain Croup Vure 1 ca* wr.d at the m pear, ance or the *umptom. It is a wonderful preventive. We got our druggist to send for It. It Is onlyJ30c." The average dally earnings of a railroad locomotive aro said to be about H00. S. K. Coburn, Mgr.. Clarie Scott, writes: "J find Hall's Catarrh Cure a valuable remedy." Druggists sell It, 75c. No Wonder People Speak Well IW^ W of HOOD'S. ' For a W5\ long time I was troubled I Pf with weak stomach, InJ digestion and DysV , _4 pepsla. I began taking * QoMOTuirillA. and have not felt so well all Mr.R. J.Brandage. over for years. My food teldofa trouble? me now. My sister also took Hood's Sarsaparilla with very pleasingresults. [ don't wonder people speak well of Hood's B&rs&pariUa. Don't see how they canhelp tt." R. j. Brttndaos, Norwalk, Ct. N.B.?Be sure to get Hood's Sareaparllla. Hood's Pills act easily, yet promptly and ifflclwtly on the liver and bowels. ccf-i verman Syrup" William McKeckan, Druggist at Bloomingdale, Mich. "Ihave had the Asthma badly ever since I came out of the army and though I have been in the drug business for fifteen years, and have tried nearly everything ou the market, nothing has given me the slightest relief until a few months ago, when I used Boschee's German Syrup. I am now glad to acknowledge the great good it has done me. I am greatly relieved during the day and at night go to sleep without the least trouble." $ Eft A n in iv'(F Kftufifti g PILLS, The Great Liver & Stomach Remedy For the Cure of all Disorder! of the Stomach, Liver, Bowels, Kidneys, Bladder, Nervous Disqases,Headache, Ctaitliatlon, Costiveaess, Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Fever. Inflammation or the Bowels, Piles and all Derangements of the InI i crim I Viscera. Purely Vegetable, con; taining no Mercury, Minerals or Deleterious Drugs. Price 23c. per box. Sold by all Druggists. DYSPEPSIA. DR. RAD wax-a triLiuz% u 9 1. ui u lu1 m*m> ww plaint. They restore strength to the stomach and ouable It to perform Its function*. The symptoms of Dyspepsia disappear, and with thwa the liability of the system to contract diseases. Take the medicine according to the directions aad observe what we say In "False and True " respecting diet. IW~ Observe the following symptoms resulting from diseases of the digestive organs: Constipation, Inward plies, fullness of blood In the bead, acidity of the stomach, nausea, heartburn, disgust of food, fullness or weight of the stomach, sour oructations, sinking or fluttering of the heart, choking or I suffocating seusatlon when In a lying posture, dimI news of vlslou, dots or webs before the sight, fever . anrl dull Dalu In the head, deficiency of perspiration, yellowness of tb? skin and eyes, pain in me siae, chest. UmbB and sudden flashes of beat, burning la the flesb. A few done* of RADWAY'S PILLS will freo the system of all the ftbive-natned disorders. Send a letter stump to DR. RADWAY &. CO., No. 33 Warren Street, New York, for " False and True." "flOTHER'S \ FRIEND" . is a scientifically prepared Liniment and harmless; every ingredient is of recognized value and in constant use by the medical profession. It short ens i-<aDor, i^esseus .rain, yimmisuus i Danger to life of Mother and Child. Book "To Mothers" mailed free, containing valuable information and voluntary testimonials. Sent by express, charges prepaid, on receipt of prloe, $1.50 per bottle. BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO., Atlinta, 0a. Bold by all druggist*. Medical science has achieved agreat triumph , in the production of Beecham's Pills which at 25 cents hi box replace a medicine chest. ONE ENJOYS Both the method and results when Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant and refreshing to the taste, and acts fently yet promptly on the Kidneys, iiver and Bowels, cleauses the system effectually, dispels colds,flbeadaches and fevers and cures habitual constipation. Syrup of Figs is the only remedy of its Jcind ever produced, pleasing to the taste and acceptable to the&tomach, prompt in its action and truly beneficial m its effects, prepared only from the most healthy and agreeable substances, its many excellent qualities commend it to all and have made it the most popular remedy known. Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c and 61 bottles by all leading druggists. Any reliable druggist who may not have it on hand will procure it promptly for any one who wishes to try it. I)o not accept any substitute. l| CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SAH FRANCISCO, CAL. LOUISVILLE, Kt. ftEW YORK, fl.V. ? DR. KILMER'S ^ Kidney, Liver and Bladder Cure. Rheumatism, Lumbago, pain In joints or back, brick dust in urine, frequent calls, irritation, lnflamation, gravel, ulceration or catarrh of bladder. Disordered Liver, Impaired digestion, gout, billious-heaancbe. SWAMP-ROOT cures kidney difficulties, La Grippe, urinary trouble, bright's disease. Impure Blood, Scrofula, malaria, genT weakness or debility. Gairantce?C?e content* of One Bottle. It no?boar efltcd, Drutryl?t? will refund to you the pric? paid. At Drnggiiti, 50c. Size, $1.00 Size* "Invalids' Guide to He*lthnfre??ConrnlUUon free. Dr. Kilmie ft Co., Binohamton, N. Y. XYN U?39 FRfl7FR?^|P BMP w ! 11 n w m. BEST IV THE WORLD. Its wearing qualities are unsurpaassd. actually outlasting three boxes of any other brand. Sot affected by beat. 17" GET THE GENUINE. FOR SALE BY DEALERS (J E.N ?KALLY. IT IS A DUTY yoB owe your* ft IB elf and family to ret the beat AMI value for your money. Erono- lw mlze In your footwear by pur- f B ! /basing W. L. Douglas Shoe*, which represent the beat alue for price* asked, as UJ J thousands will testify. ^11 ^ i rr-TA KE NO SUBSTITUTE THE BEST A genuine jjgjf tmoeth lu?lue. Mkmi v any other sboe fVVmL 7^ costing from BGEBk ffi J, and t' fcCySpys w ijt c ngr am XM&aO ^a^. W ti*<e Imported J|F $3.3w.nV' If I | eaay to W $2^', Jv LADll out w. 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Write for t I Treasury c ( Inform I A Condensed Encyclopedia I Being n handy Reference upon nearly eve' r taluing in n condemned form what ci Y a great many large Enc>cl( k WITH A COMPLETE ANALYTICAL I P EDITED BY THE ABLEST TAL jS It tellsabout nearly every subject under the si I It given what nearly every one want# to know, it Ior paper tbere are rrequent rerarences 10 a inousi would like to understand a little more about, and books to refer to. be can learn nothing; but here, Ixdex aud And the puge, and the whole thing Is cl ant feature of the book la. that In addition to ev< that any one word can be reader will And everything _ ^ Ject Is collected together r (1 |1 flcatlun. i For example: 3* ll 11 one place, and everything ter; while, In the Compute ll Wm II U acter and reference I* al- V An ^0 A enabling the reader to ology, or to refer, at a PROFUSELY I] ologicnl character, and short paragraph. The same In History, Phlloso; give an Idea of the more Important matters we et Geology, Chemistry, Mythology, Vegetable Creatk lng, European Literature, English Literature, J British History, History of all Nations. No one n< work at hand. Every person should possess a cor valuable Information have been the books most ? too many volumes and too costly for the general VOLUME, at a low price, within the means of nil. covered: There are 288 paragraphs In Astronom; Chemistry, Heat and Light Electricity, Mag-? Motion: 185 on Vegeta- J |y| | itlon; 106 on Ethnology, g ^ . rn. , guage, Literature, etc.; # man Philosophy, 57 on T?0^5T and Arts, 119 on Lltera ny, Spain, Italy; S?l % ?? Literature and the Fine Arts, 90 on British Con?l and Historical Explanations, 135 on Ancient Hlstm Mythology and Grecian History, 4? on Aurlent Gn and Medieval History; 851 on History of All N'atloi travels 192,000 miles in n second? See pnge 50. \V drnmutisrs was born 15St; illitf mis?pat?e 143. Th ?page 330. Hrltitng invented 1437 by John t.utiei tombs of the I'haruobs, and ore from S.OuO to 4.000 of 1,145 foot per second?page 4 J. -tsop, the fami Uvea In the 6th century, B. C?jwge 103. Ambrosl 51?. The great earthquake oblchpMma 50,000 luhabltants In eight minutes? nf\nnsn stroyed In the ynsr 70?page 230. %*wiVlf*l lenses, each lens possessing the power IM n g 20J.000.000wjuaremiles?page23. The ,nul fti*.. were rancuui nuuu v> ms? Corsica, died 182J?111. Amazon River, Sout! W navigable 3.360?25. "Order of the Gart?r" was were a nation of female warrior*?343. Croesus, a A 243. Philosopher's ktone originated In Egypt, and A C.eonce Washington, first President of the t. S.; b< H a prison In Pari*; destroyed 1T9&?407. Mariner's c JO bv Marco Polo, of Venice?80U. The atmoapliero r< T dlan Knot" was a knot tied by King Gordlus or P k It Is Impossible for any Intelligent person to op. A terested. From beginning to end It is ?-NE CON M structlvo and entertaining. 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M rcitornComplnton icnmCoBitlpatlM*- " - \-jd that for r>M CMipl* U HI *? <M I If I, M % nENSION?5^Si M 3jr*iula*t ?nur, ISclaim*, PATENTS Kg 1 ^ | | ^ ^ 1 ICMinnptlTci and people H r- fM who hare weak tangs or Astb- X'efifl ma.ahonldn?e Piso ! Cor* for Consumption. It has eared Hi | , thoiuadi. It has not Injur- Hj 7??H ed on*. It la not b?<l to take It 1* the beat coach syrup. 8old everywhere. Ue. 9 rutouglat shoe .a* j ' SHOE IK THt WORLD FOR THE MONEY. ewed shoe, that vcill not rip, fine calf, seamless flexible, more comfortable.atyliah and durable tha*' i.-*3r<JG ever sold at the price. Equals custom made ahoet? tO|5. I Hand-sewed, fine calf shoes. The moat atyllafc, 1 durable5hoe? erer sold at these prices. They equal fcj shoes i "siilc from 98 to 912. '-',"4 dice Shoe, worn by form era and all others wto? .':.1 a good hoary calf, thrt-e soled, sxtenalon edge sbo?h i, and will keep the feet dry and warm. ne Calf. SM.'id ?nd 84 Worklnginen's Stem vo more wear for t;iw money than any other rnak*. ' for service. The Increasing sales show that workound this out. I ftii sod Youth*' 91.73 School Shoes m W(?rn uy we uoyi eitrywucrw. wv*. >vi ^ I at the** price*. >3 C? 93 Hand-Sewed, 92.30, S2 nod *1.74 w t-boes for MIimi are made of the best Doo- ?XS line Calf, a* de?lred. Tney are *ery stylish, comc and durable. The $3 *hoe equal* custom mad* ostlng fr:>m 94 to $6. Ladle* who wljih co econai their footweur are finding thl?out. JTIOX. ?Beware of dealers substltutlugshoes with. L. Dougla*' name and the prli-e stumped on bottom lbstltutlons are fraudulent and subject to pro*ce?> law for obtaining money under false pratencca. /. > t to Factory, stating kind, ilu aad wlftk c mle to shoe dealers and general ?ier? ;atulo(ua. W. L. Den* las, Brack ton, Ma?% )f General f I ? K. . . Y*< 2T& iation. | i| i of Universal Knowledge, fi rj aubject that can be thoucrbt of. Coa- Y id otherwise be learned only from f, jpeilian, Dictionaries, See. pi INDEX FOR READY REFERENCE. '? EST THE WORLD AFFORDS. T id; and, Instead of long and diffuse chapter* l a very few lines. Iti reading nearly any book "Jf in<l auU one matters which the ceneral reader 4a i which, unless he has a large llbrury of costly ? with this one volume he can turn at once to the X early and concisely explained. A very Import- A ry subject being carefully Indexed by Itself, so K~ MMMBturitd to at oucc, tbo B _ __ ^ relating to one general sub- w' M in W1 under one General Claui T HI' a* Mythology Is treated of la U If I! 1 about It Is under one chap- M2 II Ilia 7nd?reach Individual char- H Mm Ww phabetlca.lv found, tbua V study the whole of Myth- V LLU8TEATED. glance, to any ono mytb- A learn all about It In one M phy, Geogrnphy, Art. Antronomy, etc. Merely to lumerate the folli'WlUK: AHtrouomy. Geography, V, >n Aoimal Creation. Lnnguuge, Medieval Learn- Y r'lne Art*, Ancient History, Medieval HUtory, A, scdever be Ignorant of auy subject with this M ly. as a rule encyclopedias and works of real ought after, but, heretofore, they have been In H reader; but here a book Is published In ONE V HKF. how thoroughly General Knowledge It A f aud Ot-ograpby, LvS on Geology, Mineralogy, ^nu11 Matter"3 and I l f \ AIVA ble and Animal Crca- V f Vy b ini 1 O Chronology, Lan- I " Wj9C"on Greek and llo- A PAID. J Medieval Lt-urnlng H X ture, France, Germa * paragraphs In English V Itutlon and Law, 131 on Miscellaneous Subject# T y. Hehrewg. Babylon mis, Assyrian*, etc.: 83 on A cecc?Credible History: VSfi on Ancient Roman H D8, Here are some abbreviated extracts: I.lght H llllani Sbakor eare. trie ^ rem est of all poets and V o famous spa tilth Arinu.l.i wns destroyed In JSSS W itierg?page $>5. The Pyramid# are monumental A years old?page 237. Sound travels at the rn:n A ous writer of fables, was a Greek slave, who H a, In Mythology, was the f>*.d of the Gods?page . kmhu occurred at Llstmn. lu iT.Vi, destroyed V Inane 42S. So'omoti's T< rantp was do- X LETE I Eve of a butterfly contains 17,000 ft, -v of an eye?page 77. Knrtb'a surface 1* , Goldeu Age. Iron Age, Bronze Age, mmmtmrm?1 cireek*?page 242. Napoleon, boru In W !i America; longest In the world: 4,000 miles; I a Knighthood, Instituted 1344?172. Amazons A kin*! In Asia, renowned for his great wealth? . supposed to convert baser metal* Into gold?137. ; 3rn in Virginia, 173?; died, 17!<9?128. li/istile was V ompass lsja magnetised needle, Invented 1260, T caches to the height of *5 miles?17. The "Gor- A hvrgla In tbe burners of bis oxen?233. . fn the book, on anv page, without becorr.log tr?- H DENHEL) MASS OF KNOWLEDGE, uselul. In- W ntlre Held of Ltornlng. Sent postpaid o:i receipt f Iver. 4 A 4 Leonard St. New York City.