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JAS. B. H.WWE, ByilUf Preprietar. TOLEDO, IOWA. THE SKT IS DARK. If the iky is dark. You can make rift, By nviofyour comade A hearty lifts Then dan sit down To think how gea feel. Bat. pnt your weight To a lagging wheift. '•. If your heart in Cover up the achi It is nothing new For hearts to br Helping will brim The &st relief For the brave and ItUM All pain is brief. Then come down t| W^'ll work fourth-* Till work is donoj This be Love and forgivdu And bfclp each other As lon^ as wc live. -Mr*, jr. f. M*. TftE KEBAMICAL KBAZB. Of all the diseases that ever were known Since Noah'* unfortunate days. The strangest that yet has attlicted Is the present keramik.il kinase— Ke-ra-mi-kal— Oh, yes the keramikal kntze! wis Yon may spell it ceramical cmae, if To follow illiterate ways Bnt modern Kultcha kommands that it vivid Be spell-ed kerarnikal kraze— Ke-ra-mi-kaJ— Ton know—the keramikal Irrnffic -Afi-iais-iisst' Whoever is seized with this kurious komplaint, Very soon all the symptoms betrays— And, by gum, every pot, mug and jug in the honse With birds, bum and Japanese blaze! Ke-ra-mi-kal— For such is keramikal kraze. ,A, I V By-and-by, when this kueer epidemic is The ashman will stand in aiqaze v-ti 3 To tind all the barrels so full of quid poto**— The xamains of keramical kraze— Ke-ra-mi-ka!— Then adieu to keramikal kraze! —Boston Commercial MANTY'S VALENTINES. if* a V"I H* Did I have any valentines? Why, of coarse. I always lo. I had one beauty, from, I guess, Ned Rogers. I don't knowforcertain. But, oh! Auntie, I never told you about the splendid time we had last year, did I? Well, jou shall hear all about it for I don't believe I ever did have such a nice time in my life. "Let me see. What brought it about was, we were going home from school one day, a lot of us girls. It was three of four days before Valentine's, and the windows were full of just beautiful ones. We were looking at tliem and picking out tiirxse that we'd like to have, when Belle Howard (she's dreadfully proud and stuck up, I never did like her), she spied one of these horrid comic valentines, with a pictjire of a little hunchback on it and some funny verses, and said she was going to get it to send to Manty Whi-aton. "He's humpbacked, you know but he's just as nice as he can be, and so smart! Mr. Raymond says lie's the best scholar he has in his school. And we think lots of Manty, and never no tice that he's lame, or any tiling. And we begged of Belle not to" do it for we knew it would make him feci dread fully to get any such thing. He's aw fully sensitive. I know he is, for his mother says so. She has a school for little bits of .children, you know so Manty didn't have to go away to school till he got to be big. And then he dreaded it so at first. But Mr. Ray mond was so good to him. He's just splendid, I think. And we didn't think anything about his being lame. So his mother said he didn't mind it a bit, after awhile. t.'ell, you see how it was. We thought it would be dreadful for Belle to send that to him. But all we said didn't make one bit of difference. She said there wouldn't anybody else send him a valentine, and she was going to, and it would be such fun to ask him the next day if he had any, and see what he'd say. She was going in then to get it, only she hadn't the money. I was real glad, for I thought I'd ask Burt to go down and buy it before she had a chance. He always does everything I want him to. And, do you think, he did go. And they had half a dozen or so of the same kind and he bought them all, and said if he saw any more down town he'd get them. But he didn't see any, I believe. "Belle was awful mad because it was gone for, after all we'd said, she was bound she'd have it. I more'n half lieliiive she said it, at first, for fun and then, when we teased her not to, she was determined to do it. I told the rest of the girls what Burt did, and they were real glad. But somehow-"-I don't know how—Belle found it out, and what do you think she did? The very next day she sent Burt one of those comic things, just the lutefulest one she could lind. Of course, he didn't care a bit. He knew she sent it, for she told Annie Allen she was going to, and Annie told me. Well, about the valentines. Some body suggested—I believe it was Hattie Foster—that we should each of us girls send Manty a valentine. That would v make just eleven, leaving out Belle for we knew she wouldn't send any thing pretty, so we didn't say a word to her about it. But all the girls fell in with it, and they came down to my house the next afternoon and brought all sorts of papers and everything to make them with. I think it's a great deal nicer to make them don't you? "I can't think what they all were. But some were beautiful. "Marie Stan ton bought a lovely one in a box and her sister made an acrostic on Manty's name and wrote it inside. Wasn't that -"-.""•-nice? Little Mabel Montague got one of those raised pictures—I don't know what you call 'em—of the cunningest little kitten you ever saw and lier mother pasted it on some lovely gilt edged paper, and wrote underneath: v .' With Midget's compliments.' You see Midget is the name of his kitty, that he thinks everything of. Ain't it a funny name. ... Then Bertha Ryder brought lots of this beautiful lace paper, ana we past cd lovely pictures on it—doves and flowers, cupids and everything you can imagine. "I wish I could remember whatEvelyn ^Barnard wrote on hers. There was a ^picture of two little doves on it, and under it she wrote—why can't I think? 'I believe this was it: .tJ 'These little c_. They love each And, if you'll stop awhile to read. i£- My love for you I'll tell. Mr love tor you—ah! w It never will grow chilly.' •••., Wasn't that a funny way to end it? But Evelyn said she couldn't think of anything to rhyme with 'cold,' and so, as"' chilly' went so good with 'lily,' ishe thought it would do just as well. "Of course, it wasn very good. But ithen Evelyn ain't but eight years old, sand she made it all up herself. tiracie Blancbara wrote some real retty poetry, but I can't remember it. wish I could. And what do you suppose Julie Granger put inside of hers? A lovely ~t |I jblue silk necktie. Wasn't that queer? wtM l| |But it was nice wasn't it? She cut out round piece of paper, and then cut it -jail around in slits—you know how .they're done and she pasted it on a i^heet of lace-edged paper, and fastened a cunning blue tassel in the middle, to pull it up by and she put the necktie tinder that. Wasn't it cute? Burt came in and saw her making it, and, after she'd finished it, he asked tier if he could take it a little while and we couldn't imagine what he want ed it for. But pretty soon he came tlown-stairs and gave it back to her. Jfe wou dn't tell us anything about it, ftnly said be wanted to see how it was «Wf4n»de. We found out finally but I 3 I -'Shan't tell you now. Yon must wait, fts we did. What was mine? Why, I pnt two dec&lconianie pictures on some wjlite ."tanb. They were just lovely! One Jhras a bonch of violets and the other a ilnster of autumn leayes. They came iff splendid and looked for all the E if th«y'4 been painted right on. Ton soe, there were going to be so many of the real v»lentin«e that I thought those would be better. And what do yak thiqk SiMk Chandler brought? You now her father makes confectionery. Weil,'tiM went down to the More and picked oat 'just the loveliest box of French "candies you ever saw. Wasn't it good of her to think of it? "Well, we all met at Marie Stanton's, right after tea, because that was near est Manty's. And we took our sleds, for we thought it would be such fun to tie them together and have some of -jthe boys draw us. So Bnrt, and Eve llvn's brother, and Mabel's, and—I don't know, there were five or Six of them—all went up to Marie's with us. And oh! we lid have such a jolly time! Well, we all got there, and waited and waited for Ethel Raymond. She didn't come, and it was after seven o'clock. Will Montague was just start ling to go ofter her, when the door-bell rang, and in walked—who do you thins? Mr. Raymond and Ethel and Belle Howard! Weren't we astonished? I guess you'd have thought so, if vou'd been there for we didn't sup pose Belle knew a thing about it. But it seems she had found it out some way •and hinted something about it to Ethel and, when she told her father, he said he thought the kindest thing would be for them to invite her to go with us. So he went over there, with Ethel, after tea, and suggested to Belle that she should buy a valentine for Manty. And they went with her to get one ana that's why they were so late. "I was real glad, on the whole for, to tell the truth, I'd felt rather uncom fortable every time I'd seen Belle. And she was just as pretty as a pink all the evening and seemed to enjoy it as much as anybody. So I suppose she wasn't as bad as we'd thought she was. And the valentine she bought was just love ly. Of course, she'd get a good one, if she got any. "But what kind of a valentine do you suppose Mr. Raymond brought? He's so funny! He said he wanted to give Manty something, if he wasn't a a girl. So he'd got a beautiful volume of Longfellow's 'Hanging of the Well, the arrangement was for the boys to take turns, and to leave only one valentine at a time, so that the rest of us could have the fun of seeing him open them. Burt left the first one, and gave the bell an awful pull. That was Marie Stanton's. "Manty laid down his book and went to the door: and pretty quick came back with the valentine in his hand. He seemed surprised. We couldn't hear a word they said. I wished we could but we couldn't get near enough to the window for that. Well, when he opened it he looked so pleased. And he read the acrostic to his mother, and then they both laughed. Just then the bell rang again and when he came back that time Tie looked so funnj- and acted as if he didn't know what to make of it. He sat down and opened it. And that was Mabel's, and they both laughed when they saw the cat. Mabel was so pleased that she gig gled right out ana Mr. Raymond put his hands over her mouth, for fear they'd hear lier. And the boys came around to the window, to look in, too: for they said we were having all the fun. i'hen Will went back to leave an other and do you think—he's so full of fun—he rang the bell, and before Manty got back into the sitting-room he rang it again. And he rung it like that four or five times. He'd just get into the room when he'd have to go back to the door. Finally, Will came racing around the corner ot the house, just as Manty sat down, with his hands full of things. "He had my pictures and Edith's box of candies. You don't know how funnv lie looked. He acted as if he couldn't understand it. They'd take up one and look at it, and then lay it down, and take up another and they talked as fast! 1 did wish we could hear what they said. But Mr. Ray mond said it was better that we couldn't. I don't see why, though. Before they'd looked those all over Burt ran around to leave the rest. He said he was going to leave Mr. Ray mond's book the last thing. Well, he rung the bell two or three times, and then came back to the window. He told Julie that he'd left her necktie. Mrs. Wheaton went to the door that time, for Manty acted so excited when the bell rung again. He got up, and then sat down again ana finally his mother went. Well, they opened one. That was Belle's. Then the next one had the lit tle round slitted paper, and Burt said: 'Nowfor your necktie, Julie!" "Manty read what it said on the out side and then-took hold of the tassel but, as he raised it up, I saw something shine and I heard Burt say, under his breath: Oh! I made a mistake.' And then he ran off just as fast as he could. You see that was Burt's. He made one just like Julie's and fastened a ter. dollar gold piece under there and he meant to leave it till the rest had all fone, so we shouldn't know anything About it. But he make a mistake ana look the wrong one out of his pocket. And what do you suppose Manty did? He actually cried! He did. The fears just rolled down his face.. And then I looked at his mother and she was crying, too. "'Well,' Mr. Raymond said, 'we mustn't have this.' So he sent Joe round to tell Burt to hurry up and leave the rest. Just then we heard the bell ring, and Manty started up as if he was shot. I guess he thought he'd find out who it was. And Burt didn't think as he'd be there so soon, and he had to scamper like fun to get out of sight. Well, he left the rest of the valen tines and Mr. Raymond's book, and the boys went to fix the sleds. Bat two or three of us girls stood up on tip-toe and peeped in, and Mantv'd got the book undone and sat there Holding it in one hand and his handkerchief in the other. But Mr. Raymond said we hadn't better stay any longer. So we got on our sleds and we had a splendid ride home. We separated when we got to Hyde Square, and nobody went our w»y but Mr. Raymond and Ethel. Belle went home with Julie Granger and Joe. When we left Ethel and her father, at their corner, Mr. Raymond pnt hia hand on Burt's shoulder, and said— these were just his wonts: Burton, yoa did a noble deed to night, and it was none the worse be cause you meant to keep it secret. Good night, my boy.' him? I do think he's just the best broth er in the world. Well, we got home at last, and it waa after 10 o'clock and I was tired enough to go to bed. But I never did haw rach a nice time in my life."— Mr*. M. C. Doted, in AT. Y. Independent. INCJDEHTS AND ACCIDENTS, —Kerosene is a bad drink for chil dren. It killed a New York child the other day. —A New York man partook of a pail ful of boiled cabbage and died from a rupture in his stomach. —A woman fifty-nine years old, with her son, arrived in La Grange, Ore., recently, having walked thither from her home in Indiana. She carried a pick. —A young man in New York has been amusing himself by calling out the fire-engines and the worst of it is that in the Penitentiary, where he is fim oing for ninety days, they won't let laugh. —About eight weeks ago LauraDesch, of Macungle, Lehigh County, Pa., was bitten in the finger by a pet Maltese cat, which died the next day. The wound inflicted on the girl's finger healed, but a few days since she grew worse, and after suffering several hours she died of hydrophobia. —Some Canadian lumbermen, by way of joke, convinced one of their number, after he had recovered from a spree, that he had murdered a Magis trate. The poor fellow took to the woods, wandered there for ten days without food, became a raving maniac, and was taken to an asylum.. —An Oshkosh, Wis., lady of color recently revenged herself on a procras tinating shoemaker with whom she had left a pair of shoes for repa'r, in a novel manner. After repeatedly calling for her brogans and being put off, sne lit down on the unfortunate son of St. Crispin and smothered him with kisses, to the great amusement of his shop mates. The next call brought the shoes. —A young lady while returning from prayer-meeting in Middletown, N. Y., recently, lost ner bonnet, and would have gone as far as her father's door without missing it if a handsome gen tleman walking behind her had not picked it up and run after her. When she had gone half a block he overtook her and handed it to her, whereupon she clapped her hand to her back hair and murmured: "Thank you that is mine!" —The Aiken (S. C.) Courier-Journal says that one John Palmer, after hav ing imbibed too much whisky, went home one day, recently, and to fright en his wife, with whom he had some unpleasant words, procured a rope and attached it to a beam overhead, got on a chair, placed his neck in the noose, and requested her to pull it from un der him, as he did not want to live ary longer. On her refusing to assist in the execution, and after she had left the room, he kicked the chair from un der him and found himself swinging in the air. and dancing on nothing. The sensation was not agreeable, nor the result what he expected. After consid erable exertion and some tall climbing, he succeeded in getting out of the scrape a sobered, if not a wiser man. —A few days ago, in one of the most careful households in this city, where fenders guard the fireplaces and safety matches aggravate the strange visitor, smoke was discovered in a room ad joining the one where the family were at breakfast. Investigation showed that a chair in the room was biirnin How it could have taken tire was a mys tery, until it was noticed that the sun's rays falling on a large magnifying lens, used to study photographs with, had been concentrated through it upon the chair, and had set it burning. If the familv had not fortunately selected for breakfasting an hour when the sun is pretty near the zenith, and so prudent ly fixed it to have some one in the room at that dangerous time, the whole house might have been mysteriously de stroyed.—Hartford (Conn. I Courant. Crane,' all done up in pink tissue paper and marked 'A Gift from St. Valentine.' You know Manty is crazy about poetry. And 1 think it was just splendid of Mr. Raymond wasn't it? "Well, at last we got started. The boys tied the sleds together, and there we were, twelve of us in a long row, and the boys to draw, with Mr. Ray mond ahead. Wasn't that a jolly party? Oh! didn't we have fun! It's quite a way to Manty's house. Don't you know where he lives? Way down in Chapel street, in a little brown cottage. It's a real cunning little place. And they aren't so dreadful poor, tor Mrs. Wheaton owns the house but I guess she hasn't much besides, and she has hard work to get along, mamma says. Well, the windows in the sitting room are real low, and they always keep the curtains up though we were awfully afraid they wouldn't be that night. But they were. We were just as still as mice when we got to the house. I didn't hardly dare step, for the snow creaked so. It was real cold. But Mr. Raymond tixed the sleds for us under the window, and by standing up on them we could just see in and he held Mabel in his arms, so she could see splendidly. "Mrs. Wheaton was sewing, and Manty was reading aloud to her. Wasn't it fun to lie there looking in, and they sitting there as unconscious as could be? The Fish Torpedo. It is at Fiume, on the Adriatic, that Mr. Whitehead, the well-known in ventor of the fish torpedo, has his prin cipal factory. Scores of skilled labor ers work there night anil day at the manufacture of these terrible engines of destruction and under his immediate supervision and continual experiment ing this deadly weapon (which in the opinion of many scientific men will in time totally supersede naval artillery) is daily undergoing modifications and improvements, which render it as nearly life-like in its 'attributes as it is in appearance when seen in motion under water. So much does the fish torpedo resemble a porpoise or dolphin when self-propelled through the water at a little depth below the surface that on one occasion, when Mr. Whitehead first began experimenting with them at Fiume, a native sportsman who hap pened to be on the beach, probably on the lookout for wild fowl, fired at one which was being tried at long range, but in a direction parallel with the shore. At another time Mr. White head lost a torpedo, which, after a lapse of more than a year, he recov ered, through some accidental casts of fishermen's nets, and which proved a valuable haul to them eventually, when they took it to its original owner, al though they were at first disappointed to lind that the fish was a metal one. Some of the lookers-on, who had seen the haul at a distance, reported the capture of an enormous monster to the town folk. The price of one of these fish torpedoes, as supplied to the BriU ish Government, is about £500. Her Majesty's store-ship. Wye, was very re cently at Fiume, taking in an instal ment of a quantity for the supplying of which Mr. Whitehead is undercontract with the government. When first the inventor experimented his tish torpedo the maximum speed attained by it was nine knots the present ones go through the water for a given distance at the rate of sixteen to eighteen, and some are now in course of construction by order of and for the use of the Rus sian Government, which will travel at the hitherto unequaled speed of twenty four knots. These latter will be of large dimensions, but the given dis tance at a maximum rate of speed will also be greater and the explosive mat ter contained in increased quantity. Each torpedo is tested before delivery, of course only as regards its propelling capacities, its accuracy of adjustment, etc., and not its exploding capabilities which are naturally taken for granted. —London Times. Italian Archnjlogy. Italy has been the master of so many different civilizatioLS that its soil in many localities displays, like the geo logical strata of the earth, remains of various characters, one lying over the other. Thus the cemetery now in use in Bo logna was found to be over an ancient one 3,000 years old, and the explorers dig under the modern graves to find the rare treasures of Etruscan art—the jewels, bronzes and vases—buried with their ancient possessors. Thirty-seven cities in Upper Italy alone are built over ancient ones, and fifty others are known to exist in uninhabited locali ties. The Venetian Society of Arts and Sciences has published a list of these forgotten cities, the existence of which archssologistshave discovered frojn cas ual mention in ancient histories or doc uments, or from the ruins still to be seen.. Many of these have not as yet been explored, and this is the case with the greater part of the ruins known. An unknown and undis covered country is yet to be ex cavated from the soil of Italy, where so many Nations have lived before the present one. To secure the interesti.'ig oUeets already found, and those that will yet be dlsoove red, to the country, and prevent them from being injured or exported, is the object of the law just passed in the Senate. It forbids corporate bodies, such as museums and chnrohes, to sell either in Italy or to other oonntries, any object of ancient I know it made Bnrt glad to have Mr. Raymond say that, for he thinks he's just about perfect bat he only said art, without permission" itom the Min jt was»'t ««ob, SvtwMB'tit nfoe ot liter of Public Instruction, ft is qq- ,Y. derstood that this permission will not be given when the object is of great value or especially interesting, as illus trating the history of any period of art or past civilization It was even pro posed by some of the more zealous lovers of archaeology, in the Senate, to prohibit private individuals from sell ing objects of this kind belonging to them, but this was considered an in fringement of the right of property and was not passed. They are required, however, to first give notice of their intention of selling to the Minister of Public Instruction, and a heavy tax is laid upon such ex ports. The care of the monuments and antiquities is confided to the differ ent towns and cities where they exist, with the supervision of the Govern rient. This is the most effectual way of securing their preservation, as the towns not only regara these museums and ruins with great pride, but draw from them a part of their income. The Mayor of a countiy town is almost invariably an archaeologist, and guards the excavations like a three-head Cerberus. He gathers the bits of broken vases found in the tombs to gether and matches their pictures in his own sanctum. He conducts visit ors of the town to the museum and grows enthusiastic over the last sarco phagus discovered or the largest and most beautiful Grecian or Etruscan vase with black or red pictures. He will even write a guide-book and histo ry of his town from the most ancient days to the present and describe the ruined city as well as the existing one. Some of the most interesting museums in Italy are found in these country towns, out of the ordinary route of travel. One of these is Chiusi, an ciently one of the twelve cities of the Etruscan Confederation but the town is now so small that there is not even a hotel where travelers may pass the night. A beautiful Etruscan sarcophagus, found recently near Chiusi, was re claimed, the other day, under the law just passed in the Senate. Mr. Helbig, Vice-President of the Prussian Archieo logical Society, had purchased it for the Museum of Berlin, but as it was an important illustration of the history of Etruscan art, he was not permitted to send it out of the country. The sarcophagus represents an Etrus can lady of about the year 217 B. C. The name written upon it was Lartia Seianti," and the figure reclining on the lid was probably an exact portrait of her and of her dress and ornaments. Grecian figures of terra cotta or marble are more beautiful than the Etruscan, but the last are faithful to nature, and consequently very useful to the archie ologist.—Borne Cor. Cincinnati Gazette. The Alphabet of the Future. The projected spelling reform that is, the proposition to change the spelling of the English language so as to make it conform to the current pro nunciation—is certainly making pro gress. whether it is destined ever to be realized or not. The National Spelling Reform Association has been for sev eral days past holding the sessions of its annual Convention in Cincinnati, and its debates attract wide and respectful attention. Of course, the scheme has not quite emerged from the derision stage, for the curious and even gro tesque changes proposed make it pecul iarly subject to ridicule but it has ar rived at a point where it receives pro found and serious consideration. Much weight is given to it on account of its distinguished advocates, also, who num ber such men as Max Muller, Prof. Whitney, the London School Board, and the American Philological Society. To change the present alphabet so that it would conform to the number of recognized consonants and vowel sounds, would require some forty signs in all, or seventeen more than are con tained in our present alphabet (c, and having no sound value), and this would imply a change in the appear ance of printed language so great as to make its general acceptance almost im possible. The human eye is very con servative, and it will tolerate a pro longed evil rather than suffer the tem porary inconvenience of adapting itself to new forms. That the phonetic re form would be an admirable thing, if once established, there is no denial. It would save one or two years to every child. It would enable millions of for eigners to acquire the language, who now will never read a line. It would reduce the expense of our schools in calculably. It would introduce infancy to the higher studies, inst( ad of keep ing children floundering for years in the Serbonian bog of crooked orthog raphy. It would save millions of dollars a year on school books. To pronounce a word would be to spell it. It would make the English language a reasonable contrivance, instead of an absurd bundle of contradictions. At present nobody can tell how a word is spelled by hearing it pronounced, or pronounced by seeing it spelled. Less than a hundred words in the hundred thousand which the language contains are spelled precisely as they are pro nounced. Probably, however, if this reform is ever successful, it will be by gradual steps. First, silent letters will be dropped, beginning with those whose absence would suggest no different pro nunciation. Then the c, and might be omitted, and the soft s be changed to z. So, little by little, if the advo cates of the new method are shrewd and patient, a valuable change may steal upon the language. One of the Cincinnati speakers proposes a provis ional or temporary alphabet, made up of the letters of our present alphabet, slightly altered, which would not much offend the eye or obstruct the reader, even at first. Another says: There are three things that the spelling reform expects to do for the printing fraternity: First—To dispense with small caps. Second—To render italics useless. Third—To dispense with spacing out lines by enabling the printer to car ry into the next line any part of a word when letters are no longer needed to determine the power of other letters this mode of dividing words will be come perfectly feasible." This reform must creep, not leap. All languages have been the result of slow growth—of the quiet, silent evolution of centuries. Only such arbitrary changes will now be tolerated as can be shown to be of imperative consequence and, even then, they must be so masked in current forms as" to leave the libra ries of the world practically unharmed. No reform making it necessary to re print all valuable books for rising gen erations stands any chance of being adopted.—N. ¥. Graphic. Going Through College. Theodore Parker never received a diploma, though he pursued the full college course at Harvard. Nor did he ever recite a single line to a profes sor. His father was poor, and could not afford to pay the college expenses but Theodore was bound to have a liberal education. One evening he said— "Father, 1 have entored Harvard College." How did you prepare?" asked the astonished parent. I studied by myself evenings, after the day's work was done, and mornings before work." He was then assisting his father on the farm. "But I cannot pay your expenses in college." I know that I meanto stay at home and keep up with my class." And he did more than keep up with the class part of the time he worked for his father at home, and part of the time he taught school, paying his father eleven dollars a month to hire another hand in his place. He passed the ex amination successfully, but was not given a degree because he had been a non-resident, and had paid no fees. Subsequently a degree was offered him, on condition of paying the customary fees but money was scarce, though enemy and scholarship were ample, id he was obliged to decline it. What a reproach is his example to those who, have everything help them la a college course, waste time M»4 advantages!—TowiA'# Compamm. I •„,* HOME, FARM ABD 8ABDEN. —Nearly all farmers follow their vo cation as labor and not as a study. It is both.—Exchange. —The object of the farmer should be to raise, from a given extent of land, the largest quantity of the most valuable produce at the least cost, in the shortest period of time, and with the least permanent injury to the soil. The Iowa State Begister says a farmer should throw so much intelli gence into all his operations as to al most make the plowshare a living idea, his hoe-handle a calculator, and imbue his spade with the spirit of philosophi cal investigation and research. —Yankee Cake.—One and one-half cupfuls sugar one egg bit of butter size of an egg one cupful of sweet milk one teaspoonful of soda and two of cream of tartar one pint of flour, flavor to taste. This cake I always bake in a four-quart pan. —There is use in beauty. It makes home attractive, its exterior more re spectable, our lives happier, our dispo sitions sweeter, and our social and do mestic intercourse more refined. By all means plant some little thing of grace to temper the rugged surround ings of the front yard.—Iowa Slate Beg ister. —Meat Pies.—A good very dry crust, one pound of flour, half pound of but ter, half pound of lard after making the paste, proceed in the usual way. After rolling in the butter and lard once, let it stand a half hour then roll as above, and let it stand ten minutes in a very cool place. Roll in the re mainder twice without letting it stand. —Wheat Griddle-Cakes.—In using sour milk for griddle-cakes, care should be taken to have the milk just lop percd if it is too old, the cakes will be sticky in spite of all you can do if not sour enough the taste of the soda will be perceptible before sufficient can be put in to make the batter light. This can be remedied by using a small quan tity of cream of tartar, or, instead, enough vinegar to counteract the effect of.the alkali it is better, however, to have the milk just nicely clabbered." Into a quart of this stir the same quan tity of sifted flour and a tablespoonful of corn-meal add salt to taste, and mix all into a smooth batter. Put in a tablespoonful of melted butter, add two tablespoonfuls of soda dissolved in a little hot water. The mixture must be beaten until it is perfectly smooth and light, then dropped in spoonfuls on a hot griddle, baked to a beautiful golden brown, and served immediatelv. Two eggs added to the above will make them still nicer the whites should be beaten separately and stirred in the last thing. Buttermilk can be used in place of sour milk, in which case a lit tle more shortening will be needed to make the cakes tender, and care must be taken not to put in too much soda. To use sweet milk, mix the batter in the same proportions, but instead of soda sift one teaspoonful of baking powder with each cup of flour used, and add two eggs for every quart of milk.—Prairie Farmer. Patting Up Batter. In packing butter it is essential that it be well stamped together, leaving no fissures or air-cells. This can be well done only when in a mellow condition, and by putting in small quantities at once and stroking it lightly a number of times with a ladle never rub it but give a direct, positive impression at each stroke. The butter should never be placed against the edge of the pack age, but always in the center, and be kept there all the time a little the high est. In this way there will always be both a perpendicular and lateral pres sure on it, which will exclude the air and close up all fissures. By so doing the brine, or excess moisture, will also get to the edge of the package, where it will finally be taken into and keep filled the pores of the wood, thus ren dering it constantly air-tight, and pre venting the butter from getting into the wood, and so.causing it to adhere to the package. If this is allowed to be done there will be a loss of a num ber of pounds to whoever undertakes to use it by a little that adheres and by far more that is affected. On the other hand, when the pores of the wood are entirely closed with the salt from this brine, not one particle of butter will be either wasted or damaged: it will cleave from the package perfectly clean and sweet. Two pounds of butter wasted is equivalent to one cent a pound on the whole package. Retailers and consumers generally understand this and when they find a package that re ally costs them two or three cents a pound more than they expected, by reason of wastage, they are very apt to try another dairyman's butter, or if they are compelled to buy more of the same kind, to. do so at a reduced price. A poor churning of buttersandwiched in bet ween two good ones will condemn a package of butter in almost any mar ket, and the whole package will bring but very little if any more than if all was equally poor as the poorest in it or a churning of good white butter be tween two of fine yellow, will detract from the price fully as much as wquld be equivalent to throwing the white away altogether. It is, therefore, far better to pack such churnings separate ly or to use them up at the dairy while tiiey are new and in their best condi tion. Such butter is useful if it is used soon after it is made, while if kept a short time, it will become nearly worthless, and so detract from the good, which, had it been packed by itself, would have commanded a good price. I have known a dairy of butter to bring more money after throwing out a whole package that had a poor churning in it than was offered for the entire dairy. If a churning of butter does not fill a package it should be covered with a damp, clean, white cloth with salt on to protect it from dust and air, until another churning shall fill it, when damp cloth and salt may agate be put on.—N. T. World. The Safety of Farm lag. Farming was the first vocation in this country to feef the effects of the causes that produced the prostration of 1873. The shadow of that day fell on it first, and the murmurs of agricultural dis content were the premonitions of the hard times through which the country is now passing. When the farmers be gan to suffer in the decline of prices of all kinds of farm produce, they imag ined they were the special victims of misgovernment. They thought they alone were to be sufferers, and that the cities were to escape—that fanning was a poor business, and that those classes in cities and towns who were engaged in railroading, manufacturing, mer chandising ana speculating had an easy time of it. But they must think differ ently as they look to the cities now, and see the toppling of old firms, and the crash of banks, insurance compa nies, railroad companies and manufac turing houses before the storm. The havoc is greatest in those cities where wealth and luxury made the most os tentatious display. What were sup posed to be colossal fortunes are seen to shrivel up as in a conflagration stocks, bonds and securities which were once valued at millions, are turned into worthless bite of paper and dividends vanish like a morning mist. During the year 1877 there were 8,872 mercantile failures in the country, in volving liabilities of $190,669,000, and during the four years from 1874 to 1877 inclusive there were 81,534 failures, with aggregate liabilities of $738,085, 000. In the presence of the mercantile disasters indicated by these figures, farmers may read the superiority of their vocation. They are not bound to take the hazards which every merchant and manufacturer must face. They can keep out of debt if they want to— and even when they incur a debt, they are not compelled to pay on a given day on pain of being sola out. When times are prosperous, they share the prosperity in good prices for their crops when times are adverse, they can, at least, make a living—which is more than one out of ten merchants, and manufacturer* the country can U 'l say at this time. They are never thrown out of employment they are never forced to close up their farm, like a blast-furnace, because it does not yield them a living they are never compelled to accumulate one crop after another because there is no sale for them. They know nothing of these harassing incidents of mercantile ex perience. The farmer may be com pelled to retrench at times, but he does not impair his credit nor degrade his social position thereby. His farm may be made to increase in value with every crop taken from it his orchards grow ana their fruit ripens while he sleeps and if he only has the good sense to keep out of debt, and avoid cumbering himself with superfluous land that he cannot cultivate, he may bid defiance to the panics and monetary disturb ances that bring wreck and ruin to the cities and towns.—St. Louis BcpubliCrfJ^. Banners at Home. There are some people who seem think that home is the last place where it is necessary to put their tine manners into practice, quite heedless of the fact that those which are not worn constant ly show unmistakably that they do not belong to the wearer, are but borrowed finery, an awkward fit and an embar rassment, like the Sunday suit of the poor hod-carrier, which is so much finer than anything he is accustomed to that he feels at a disadvantage in it and ill at ease. The person who allows his wife, for instance, to pick up her hand kerchief herself in private will render the service with such a poor grace in public that an acute observer will fail to be deceived. She who is in the habit of losing her temper at home will not always succeed «in keeping it abroad. Many do not recognize the didactic na ture of manners, and the fact that they disclose our true status more accurately than any genealogical tree is not patent to them*. They trust to their skill in adapting their manners to the occasion and the person, as well as to the igno rance and lack of observation of the by standers, rather- than make the effort to be uniformly polite. They act as if good manners were a dress suit, into which they could jump at the shortest notice, and as if everybody would take it for granted that they lived and moved and had their daily being in such re galia. At the same time it strikes us that if fine behavior were innate, it would be displayed naturally at one's fire-side, since, to use a homely phrase, what is bred in the bone will appear in the flesh. Why is it that one who will permit the members of his "own house hold to wait upon themselves, and upon him, too, without demur, will yet fetch and carry for a stranger with alacrity? Is it because the one is an exception, and the other Plight become a rule, and this is a case in which exceptions do not prove the rule? Does he fancy that these little attentions are wasted upon the home circle, that the approval or applause of a guest or a chance ac quaintance is more important to his welfare than that of his own kith and kin? Or, being already certain of their regard, does it never occur to him that they may not feel so sure of his esteem while he omits all the little elegancies of manner which he readily accords to the public? If politeness is a power in itself, as we are told, ought we not, like other powers, to exercise '.t among our own before employing it to subju gate foreign realms and, like charity, should it not begin at home?—Harper's Bazar. Horse-Racing in England. Betting, especially on race-courses, is largely on the increase. Whilst thir ty or forty years ago there were not, perhaps, more than 200 professional betting men. there are now probably 2,000, each of them doing a "roar ing" business. No one can tell, with any approach to certainty, the amount of money which changes hands upon the turf it is known to be enormous. The owner of the horse which won the Cesarewitch of last year was able to back it to win him £100,000. Another of the significant facts of the turf was lately stated in a popular magazine—the chief jockey of the period earns in fees as large an in come as the Lord High Chancellor of England! And his fees and presents are said to have amounted last year to over £13,000. In all probability the three principal jockeys of England will earn, or, at all events, receive more money in a year than the whole pro fessional stall' of a modern university. The recent death of Admiral Rous and the public accession of the Prince of Wales to the turf conspire to direct re newed attention to the horse as an in strument of gambling. Horse-racing was once the sport of Kings," and in England will apparently become so again but it lias sadly degenerated if it were the innocent pastime which some assert it was. Now it is in sad want of reform, seeing, to use a quaint quotation, that "theturf is daisy'd o'er with scandals." The running of horses, as we have tried to show, has become surrounded by all kinds of temptation the horse is in the hands of gamblers. Gentlemen degrade themselves by dir tying their hands with a betting-book. Men bribe, and stable boys become cor rupt in consequence of the turf having been selected as one of the places whert people make haste to be rich. The elements of chicanery which now at tend the pastime of horse-racing have given it a bad odor, and it would be a thousand times better that horse-racing should altogether cease than that the race-courses of Great Britain should continue to be seminaries of swindling! —Contemporary Bevietw. Lumbering in California* The production of lumber is an im portant industry in California, and, in fact, on the Pacific coast For the past year there has been an over-production and the demand has fallen off. There are too many mills and there has been a great disposition to cut under in prices. The redwood lumber in Cali fornia comes principally from Hum boldt, Mendocina and Del Norte Coun ties. For hundreds of miles the slopes of the Sierras are covered with immense forests of sugar pine, spruce and fir. The best timber is found at an altitude of from 3,500 to 6,000 feet, up to the snow line. These vast timber resources are being utilized by a company whose operations are of stupendous magni tude, and on a scale probably unparal leled in this country. Their property in mills and other equipments is worth over $2,000,000. Most of their mills are located in the mountains, and num ber nearly a dozen. They operate over 150 miles of V flume, which floats their lumber from the forests to the yards. This -flume was built ten years ago and cost from $1,500 to-$2,500 a mile. It runs over tree tops, along mountain sides looking down over 1,000 feet, crosses deep canyons, suspended by trestle work 160 feet in the air, and then finally reaches the valley. If a man is injured he is placed in a little V-shaped box, sixteen feet in length, and run down the flume at the rate of a dozen miles an hour to the camp, where a physician is in readiness to attend him. The company operates twenty miles of tramway for hauling their logs to the mills and 200 miles of telegraph, which connects their mills with their main office. The capacity of their mills is 50,000,000 feet yearly. The annual pay-roll is some $450,000. Over 500 men are employed, 500 work cattle and 100 or more horses and mules. It is a wonderful lumber enterprise. The sugar pine lumber of the company, be side finding a home market, goes to Japan, China, Chili, Peru, Australia ana New York.—Cor. Boston Journal. LIT no one hereafter insinuate that Teachers' Institutes produce no good. At the late Bucks County Institute a fair-haired, blue-eyed darling of a teacher of the female persuasion fcfrever demolished the base insinuation by the following conundrum: How do you make a Maltese cross Answer—Tread on her tail. Some ladies seem to have about as much use for their muffs as policemen do for their clubs when idling away the Religious Beading. THE PALMER'S VISION. NnaK o'er Jodeal All the air fM beatm* With the hot pokes of the day £eart The birds were silent, and the nil retarealujf in its oovertand xwnpl*lnei apart. When a lone pilgrim, with his scrip and bnrden. Dropped by the wayside .wary and djstrowd. His sinirine heart grown faithlew. of its pienlon- The city of his recompense and rest. No vision yet of Galilee and TWior! No glimpse of distant Zion throned and Behincfhim stretched his long and nseleas labor. Before him lay the parched and stony ground. He leaned aeainst a shrine of Mary, casdng Its balm of shadow on his aching head. And worn with toil, and faint with cruel fasting, He sighed. O God! O God, that I were dead! "The friends I loved are lost or left behind me In penury and JoneUness I roam ,, Theseendleas paths of penanoe choke and blind Oh come and take thy wasted pilgrim homel" A brood-winged angel sought him where he stood. Who do not cut their palms in Jericho? Go back to earth, thou palmer empty-handed! Go back to hunger and the toilsome way I Complete the task that duty hath commanded. And, faring on, his pilgrimage pursued. He But one long day, amid the evening hours, !e saw beyond a landscape gray and dreary The suoset tiames on Salem's sacred towers! O fainting soul that readest well this story, Longing through pain for death's benignant balm. Think not to win a Heaven of rest and glory If thou shalt reach its gates without yiy palm! —iJ. (J. Holland, in Monthly. Somlaj'Stkool Lessons* FIRST QUAHTSH. 1878. Feb. 10.—Jehosaphat Helped of God 2 Chxrttj§£ft'9. Feb. 17.—Joash Repairing the Temple 2 Chron.24: 4-13. Feb. 84.—Uzziah's Pride Pun ished 2Chron^6 l6 23. Mch. 3.--Ahaa'Persist'nt Wick ed neps. 2 Chron .28 :l9-27. Mch. 10— Hez'kiah'sGoodKeign.'iChron^U: 1-11. Mch. 17.—Hezekijih and the Assyrians 2Chroit.32: 9-21. Mch. 24.—Mftnasheh Brought to Repentance 2Chron.S8: 9-16. Mch. 81.—Review of the Lessons for the Qmrttf The Teaching of Christ. NOTHING is more striking in tlie manner of our Savior's teaching than the simplicity and naturalness of the metaphors which he employed. They were almost invariably drawn from familiar and homely sources. In this we discover the wisdom of the great Teacher, who thus sought to incorpo rate the vital truths of His divine doctrines with the images and objects ever present to the eye and the heart of His hearers. He, in whom are hid den all the treasures of wisdom, chose to exhibit them in the guise of the com monest natural objects now illustrat ing the general providence of God in the sustenance of the birds, or in the blossoming of the lily, and again teach ing the precious lesson of a special divine care in the figure of the falling sparrows. He scattered His holy truths in the seed of the husbandman enshrined them in tlie pearls of the merchant:fed them to the hungry in the bread of daily necessity, and to the thirsty in the cool and refreshing water declared their abundance in the bounty of the great supper, and their freenesss in the bringing into it of the halt and the lame and the blind of the highway. He disdained to employ no figures which could reach and touch the popu lar feeling doubtless bccause He knew that great truths conveyed in simple aspects, arrest and impress the mind far more than they do when presented in strange and complex forms. There is a lesson here for all to whom is committed the rich treasure of the gospel that they may communi cate it to others. The preacher in the pulpit, the teacher in the Sabbath School, the wayside evangelist, the father at the family altar, the mother at the fireside, should all alike learu it, and learning it, heed and practice it in their various spheres of duty. Truth, divine truth especially, is too precious in itself to be displayed in a casket whose curious workmanship, or costly embellishment, will usurp the interest and attention that belong to the truth itself. The precious gospel is food for the starving, healing for the sick, life for the dying, and it should be presented at all times in, its divine and severe simplicity. The physician, watching eagerly every breathing of his patient, does not choose a gilded cup in which to offer him the healing draught, nor would you put the breaa of charity for the beggar at your door upon a silver tray. The glorious gospel cannot be made more glorious, more precious, more efficacious, by all the pomp of imagery and all the affluence of rhet oric in which it may be arrayed. Ought we not, then, in setting forth itsdivine ly-inspired truths to our dying fellow men, to make, them always prominent, and to be sure that we do so, avoid all curious and obscure and far-fetched modes of utterance.—Chicago Standard. Mother's Vacant Chair. I GO a little farther on in your house and I find the mother's chair. It is very apt to be a rocking-chair. She had so many cares and troubles to soothe, that it must have rockers. I remember it well. It was an old chair, and the rockers were almost worn out for I was the youngest, and the chair had rocked the whole family. It made a creaking noise as it moved, but there was music in the sound. It was just high enough to allow us children to put our heads into her lap. That was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. Oh, what a chair that was! It was different from the father's chair—it was entirely different. You ask me how? I cannot tell, but we all felt it was different. Perhaps there was about this chair more gentleness, more tenderness, more grief when we had done wrong. When we were wayard. father scolded, but mother cried. It was a very wakeful chair. In the sick day of children, other chairs could not keep awake that chair always kept awake—kept easily awake. That chair knew all the old lullabies, and all those worldlesB songs which mothers sing to their sick children—songs in which all pity and compassion and sympathetic influences are combined. Tnat old chair has stopped rocking for a good many years. It may be set up in the loft or the garret, bnt it holds a queen ly power yet. When at midnight you went into that grog-shop to get the in toxicating draught, did yoa not hear a voice that said. "My son, why go in there?" and a louder than the boisterous encore of the theater, a voice saying, "My son what do you here?" And when you went into the house of sin, a voice saying, "What would your mother do if she Knew too were here?" and yon were prarond at yourself, and you charged yourself with superstition and fanaticism, and yotir head got hot with your «wn thoughts, and you went home, and yoa went to bed, and no sooner had you touched the bed than a voice said, "What a prayerlecs ^llowt" Maa! do for their clnbs when idling away the what is the matter? This. Ton are time—twiriing them »bO«t the too near vour mother's rocking-chair, string*.—GnpMe, I "Oh, pahaw!" you say, "there's noth ing in that, rm 500 mUes oft from w&ra I was born-rm 3,000 miles oft from the Sootch kirk whose bell was the first music I ever heard. 1 can not help that. You are too near your mother s rocking-chair. "Oh. you gav. "there can't be anything in that, that chair has been vacant a great while." I cannot help that. It is all the mightier for that itU omnipotent, that vacant mother's chair. It whis pers. It speaks. It weeps. It carols, ft mourns. It prays. It warns. It thunders. A young man went off and broke his mother's heart, and while he was awav from home his mother died, and the telegraph brought the son, and he came into the room where she lay, and looked upon her face, and cried out, "O mother, mother, what your life could not do your death shall effect. This moment I give my heart to Oou. And he kept his promise. Another vic tory for the vacant chair. With refer ence to your mother, the words of my text were fulfilled: "Thou shall be missed, because thy seat will be empty. upbore To the fair paradise for which he prayed. He stood alone, wTapt in divinest wonder He saw the pearly gates and jasper walto Informed with light, and heard the far-off thun- Of chariot wheels and mighty waterfalls! From far and near, in rhythmic palpitations R«ie on the air the noise of shouts and psalms And through the gates he saw the ransomed Na- Marching and waving their triumphant palms! And white within the thronging Emp nil white within the thronging Empyrean, A golden palm-branch in His kingly hand, [e saw his Lord, the gracious Galilean^ He Amid the worship of His myriads stiusal- O Jesns! Lord of glory! Bid me enter! I worship Thee! I kiss thy holy rood The pilgrim cried—when from the buluiug ceil ter T. JJe Witt Talmage. ,. Latest Fashion Hotel. The moonstone is again a fashionafete ^The Don Carlos cap is worn both by boys and girls. Macrame lace is much used for orna menting tablecloths. Table linen is embroidered in colors, with initials in each corner. Bright-colored silk vests are worn with dark dresses by young ladies. New evening gloves have the long wrists of silk, either embroidered or Pl "Why art thou here?" in accents deep and ten der Outspoke the messenger. know That none mAy win the city s rest ana splendor White matelasse silk is the most fash ionable material for opera cloaks, trimmed with marabou feathers. Dost thou not Yet a few days and gentlemen's shirts will be linished with colored embroid ery. Tiny puffs have already ap peared. 44 And win the palm thou hast not brought to day!" And then the sleeper woke and gazed around him Then springing to his feet with life renewed. He spurned the faithless weakness that had bound him Tiger claw jewelry11 is set with a miniature tiger in Etruscan gold at the top of the ornament, whether earring or brooch. A band of black velvet an inch wide, with pendant ornament, is one of the favorite necklaces worn by young ladies for evening. A new spring wrap has appeared, but as' yet has taken unto itself no name it fits closely to the figure in the back, and has large sleeves. A new style of necklace is formed of tiny rose-tinted shells of enameled gold. In each shell is a diamond as clear as a dew-drop. The new basque is a long double breasted coat with reverse collar the bottom of the front is turned back in revers, and the back has five long seams. One of the latest and prettiest devices for a lace brooch is in the shape of the point of a peacock^s feather, the colors being outlined with rubies, emeralds and diamonds.—N. Y Tribune. Apples of Gold In Plctnrcs of Silver. "A word titlv spoken is like apples of gold ID pictures of silver." When the body be~ comes diseased, the mind Is thereby necessa rily influenced. National wars, State dissen sions, neighborhood broils, and family differ ences, Are more frequently than otherwise the result of diseased and disordered constitu tions. When the bodv is suffering, the mind acting in sympathy, will become irritated and perplexed. W hen the physical system is in health, the mind perceives things in their true light, and the dispos.tion assumes a very dif ferent phase. Nothing more directly tends to destroy the happy, cheerful disposition of a womanj and render her peevish, nervous and fretful, than a constant endurance of uterine disorders. The diseases peculiar to woman take awav the elasticity and buoyancy of health and reduce her body and mind to a mere wreck. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip tion is a real prmnnakcr in a family. No woman suffering from uterine disorders can ajfbrd to be witl.out this remedy. The Favor ite Prescription saves unnecessary doctor bills, prevents divorcee, wards of! su eides, brings back buoyant, joyous feelings, restores the woman to health and her family to bap^iness. It is sold by all druggists. Our Dally Bread* We claim that there is greater certatntr.and uniformity In the production of good frread, biscuits, cake, etc., in the use of DOOLEY'S YEAST POWDER, and that the articles made with it are more wholesome and digestible thiw if made with any other kind of yeast or baking powder. Test it by the only reliable and truth ful test, a trial by the oven. We claim also that it is just as represented, and just what the public expect it to be by the name under which ft is sold. 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