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«he turned with a radiant face, to ask v John, what will the children say? Wh*fc w*y 1 ijghq §[ohdo ^/(ronicle. JA&. B. KNE, Editor aai Pnfrietor. TOLEDO, IOWA. ?«rzLir WILL THE We have pined, dear wife, we have pined for year*, i.'0**h®'rtberkad of Art, jpor a ght of the famon* towns that took In th world'* creat march their part, i^fo tread where the co»*i and the noble trod vi Now. dariiiiff, we'll have our way." Oh. Joi.n/' she Raid. I'm the happiest wife! .v..' Bat what will the children say?* And, better than all, we will seek the land the children say .the wind blew hard, the storm rooe faigh, Jolin spokt to a wife once mope: De,u- heart, we h..vc come to ihe end of life, fror we cannot reaeh the shor,'. can" n much tbht •'II our dream is past— V. e hare nearly lived our day jput iitile MAT}* and Itry and Will— lfe. what will the ehildrcn say -The children are sleeping: we'll tell them not. ^Ah. John, what a jov for them, $ wake in the land that in very far off.' In tin: new Jerusalem! ^Vher. they feel itfi blis-t, and the Lord himself i Shall wipe all their team away, IVhen they walk with the angels and seethe (.iiriHt. Jeim-i jpkut wilt th* children tayf" —Harper't Wtekly. Mi LOVER'S MISTAKE. John Lorrimer believed it a sad day lor himself when Mr. Strathley came to Ford to look after the mill, which had lately fallen into the hands of Strathley ifc Stone, lumber merchants of the me tropolis, a hundred miles away. Why lad Mr. Strathley chosen to immure kimself in that little country village, tvhose society was naturally unconge nial to a man of the world? Why, if It were not because he had seen Mar- i paret on his lirst visit to look after the purchase of the mill, and had dined at her grandfather's as if he Were an old friend, John reasoned? Were there not women as fair in his own world whom he could love and win, that he need go out of his way to rob another man? Could he not have •ent an agent to reside at Ford, and at tend to the firm's business, in that old fashioned corner of the earth, if mon ey-making were the only attraction? What malign fate had caused him to gravitate to Ford, where no stranger was ever known to stay a moment longer than circumstances obliged him? With bis tine manner and tine Clothes his palaver about all things 111 heaven and earth his handsome face •nd ligure, was it not hiding his light under a bushel? What could'he find in Ford to interest him if it were not Margaret? It was a bitter season for Lorrimer, who, having been sweet upon Margaret ever since he was a boy in jackets, felt •s if he had established a claim upon her affections, and was aggrieved to find her amused by Strathley—walking with him in season and out of season sitting in the farm-house porch in eot fidential converse, or singing from the Same old psalter on Sunday evenings. It was surely enough to enrage any lov er. and especially one who felt so cer tain of his case that he had delayed •bout riveting the chains, and had taken everything for granted before putting tiie question. Lorrimer began to study his mirror for the first time in his life to become enamored of line clothes to suspect himself of awkwardness and ignorance. It suddenly occurred to him that he .must have been blind ever to have be lieved that Margaret would care for him, though he had thought that ac tions spoke louder than words though he had taken her part at school, when Me others twitted her about her shab fcv gowns and her wild brother Ben, Who had brought his grandfather's nose to the grindstone—the country people said—and obliged him to mort gage thefarm and this same mill, which hau been his own years ago, in order to pay gambling debts. And served him right," they grum bled, not satisfied with the retribution Providence had seen fit to administer, "served him right for edicating Ben be yond his betters, 'til he was that proud ne looked down on his own kith and kin and ran away to sea. where all the scamps go, when there ain't no more money to make away with. And it wan't no great loss, neither," they de clared, "when he went down with all hands on board, off the coast some where, and nobody left to give the par ticklers: though he's gone to his ac count, and we don't hev no wish to dis parage the dead." All at once Lorrimer began to look at himself as if he were somebody else, •nd the view failed to satisfy his soul. Crossing the brook that flowed through the meadow, one evening, he met Mar garet alone. Well met," said she, gayly, show ing him a handful of water-lillics. See. I fished these out of the bottom less pond, in an old leaky wherry that was rotting on the shore. Will you have some?" Why didn't you ask me to get them for you, Margaret? You might have been at the bottom of the pona by this time." It is bottomless, you know." Why didn't you ask Mr. Strathley to get them for you?" he added, as an afterthought. The sudden color reddened upon Mar garet's cheek. "Mr. Strathley has something else to do." But I have nothing else to do that I •hould like half as well, Margaret—we «8ed to be such frien4s—I used to think —but no matter what—vou find Strath hy more to your mind, no doubt. I #n't blame you, only we were such old fBiends!" There was a look of trouble growing It Margaret's eyes. We are friends fllill, I hope," she said. i Are we? That fellow with his fine ,^(jrs and bold eyes has bewitched you Ve were happy enough before he came. Ilo vou know what they say in the vil •fcge?" •. I do not care what they sav" she ftplied, with growing color" and a tear fal her eyes that belied her words. «f What right have you to speak of me? Ifhy do jou listen, you who pretend to •be my friend?" Pretend! That's an honest word fetween you and roe! 1 listen because Fill not deaf. If Strathley had your gDod at heart—" "Take care, John, don't say.any thing against Mr. Strathley. You Itoight be sorry for it some day. He is -irhe knew my poor Brother Ben—: Mhool, or somewhere. It does us good to hear him talk of Ben!" It was hard lor Margaret to dissemble, and she did a with a poor grace. fered from bis selfishness added an other sting to poverty. When Mr. Strathley first mentioned Ben, grandfather just groaned, and toddled out of the room. The next time he shut his eyes and made believe to sleep but now, do you know, he hangs upon Mr. Strathley's words, John, thbugh he never asks a question. But the diy will come when lie will pardon poor Ben, I know it will." "And Strathley, having done mis sionary work, will demand his re ward?" said John, bitterly. "Marga ret, do you think he means fairly Dy you? Isn't it just a season's amuse ment to him?" "I have no fears," she answered. CHILDREN 8AYT' 0 We hare pined, defcr wife, we trrn steed for year*, Shu in by oar fore tree*, i sl/ht of the greai Atlantic waTee, tiwnorww,what Anci a breath of the wilt. br»e/.e. tomorrow, we'll reach the But in spite of what folks might say, Mr. Strathely was at Ford, on and off, all summer. The mill needs a sight of looking after," they sniffed, "it might run Meg Made holy by Calvary, ..We will vaik thf streets of Jerusalem, •vs* And weep in Gettwmane. ~4Lh, wife, vou are wreping now at the thought What will you do in that day .'" Dear John, God knows bat tine children, ,s desr away he had taken a mighty fancy to along—I'll follow I couldn't walk Bevis, and p'raps she expected to be a fine lady, anon, and ride in her carriage and have servants under her but there was many a hole in the skim mer. 'T wasn't likely but he'd been used to women-folks as could play the pianny, and wear the fashions as natu ral as their own skins. Old Bevis ought to be ashamed to allow such go ings on under his eyes. High time o'dav, too, for Mr. Strathley to put Be vis in overseer at the mill, over the heads of younger and smarter men, with no end of wages and nothing to do but watch the gang-saw! That didn't look queer, did it? And wasn't Strath ley's team stabled in Bevis' barn and didn't Meg use it when she pleased, anil a mighty smart team, too. no one ho.:s-shay. And who could tell why he'd bought the Dean meadow of Bevis, when it was such a barren waste that the grasshoppers avoided it? He hadn't no use for it, there wasn't a stick of timber on it, but it put cash in old Be vis' pocket, where cash was a stranger, eh?" Lorrimer was obliged to listen to all this, without the power of proving it false, and it made his heartache as that organ had never ached before dark ened the day and embittered life for him. He dreaded to meet friend or foe, for fear of hearing opinions which he could not combat, and they all won dered that he would not join in the gen eral cavil. Had not Margaret thrown him over for a flashy fellow, about whom nobody knew anything beyond what he chose to tell? Wasn't resent ment the proper attitude for a jilted lover? To be sure, he felt very hard toward this handsome, well-to-do gen tleman who had stepped between him and happiness—who slipped so easily into the position for which John had served twice seven years. He could scarcely bear the sight of him dawdling about Bevis' farm—as though to the manner born—but he was obliged to own that Strathley showed a surpassing good-nature, an indifference to his rudeness that, was provoking and that he was just as ready to be civiland friendly to him afterward. Surely this is a hard world," thought Lorrimer, in which it is nec essary to love one's enemy, though he ha3 stolen the apple of one's eye." Wasn't it requiring a little too much of human nature—or, at least, of Lorri mer nature? Still, if he happened to meet Strathley on the highway and fared on a piece with him, talking of the prospects for lumbering the com ing winter about provisioning the camp anil engaging men, and of that kind of rough-and-ready life, Lorrimer could not deny but he was a pleasant, companionable fellow enough, with a deal of backbone, who knew liis work and the sort of people with whom he had to deal. I mean to have a tasteof this camp life myself, this winter," he said, by the way. I want to know what it is like, to become brave enough not to heed poor fare, a hard couch, or howl ing wolves." You won't find it as easy as lying, I reckon," said Lorrimer, a little of that kind of thing goes a great way." I dare say. Are you going to join my ganj?" "1? No, thank you. I'm, looking for a chance to sell out. 1 want to raise some ready money and be off to Cali fornia, where it grows faster than in this soil." Ah. goingto leave for good and all? A113' disappointment? She hasn't gone back on you, eh?" "Who do you mean?" asked John, lierccly. The girl you are going to leave be hind you." "I have no sweetheart," said John, evasively. More's the pity—it's love that makes the world go round.*? "No, it isn't—it's money "If you want money my boy,let me help vou." Vou! No, thank you. I want no man's money." Lorrimer did not find a purchaser for his farm before the winter set in, we may lose our reckoning. Hadn't §r^ss.""V' you better wait till the weather clears?" How far do you call it?" Near six miles but it isn't like walking on a concrete pavement, you know.'" but by the time they had struck into I unm in Blessings brighten as they take fteir flight, thought Lorrimer "knew J»ur Brother Ben, did he? and your grandfather listens?" The time had been when Ben's name had been for bidden, and the old farmer had sworn that Ben's shadow should uever darken bin door. People ought to be careful how they •peak ot their own flesh and blood," groaned the neighbors when the Arc torus was cast away, and the last chance Of forgiving Ben with it. But though Grandfather Bevis had aged since then, had begun to have a halt in his step and a stoop in bis shoulders, and to grow a fresh crop of wrinkles, yet even grim Death had failed to obliterate Ben's misdeeds—their impoverished condi tion was a constant reminder. Mr. Bevis saw his more fortunate neighbors enjoying the fruits of lands he had cleared with the horny hand ot toil, sit ting down to bounteously supplied tables, with a good balance in the bank lor rainy weather, while he and hit? fared scantily, and hardly dared to look the future in the face. Ben had been tfeeapptoofbia eye, and to hare suf-1 i% "I tell you, Lorrimer, it's no go display no skill relying on their num you'U have to leave me and push ahead." I'll carry you first." "That deuced fall took all the pluck oat of me. I might find courage to crawl if I were sure it wasn't a tom fool's errand—if we were on the right track—but it would be a sin to keep you here in this weather. I'll wait awhile and watch my breath. Do yon go on. I'll overtake you sooner or iater." Will you? If I leave you, you'll never take another step, you'll just doze off into the other world. The only safe thing for us to do is to keep jog ging till we drop anything else is sui cide, and"—with an" effort—" there's Margaret." "Yes," drowsily, "there's Mar garet, to be sure. I must make—an effort—for her sake! But vou push just yet to save myself from perdition. I'm so stunned and shaken no—I— couldn't."' Lorrimer leaned against the nearest tree and waited in desperation. It was bitter cold, he owned, and his powers of persuasion were exhausted but to leave the man to his own devices was certain death—and what then? Was he his brother's keeperE Why should he hazard life and love for this stranger' who had stepped between himself and happiness? l)id be owe Mr. Strathley aught? He started forward a few paces --perhaps the camp was near at hand and he could bring help. But what was he doing? Deceiving himself? Should he leave Strathley behind? Would he oe able to find him in the dark? Would any halloo of his waken him from that deathly sleep into which he was fast falling? But there was Margaret— would she not be all his own again? And then he hung his head there in the thick darkness. Only an instant, it may be, he paused in the shuddering night, and he turned back to Strathley already slipping into eternal slumber and half dragged, half carried him forward. Sometimes he rested and took breath sometimes his sluggish burden slipped from his hold awhile sometimes he shouted for help, and the howling wolves seemed to mock him. ••For God's sake, lay me down and let me die!" groaned Strathley, be tween fainting and sleeping. "Marga ret —can explain— everything —who could bear a grudge—against a ghost? She loved me through good and evil re port Lorrimer picked up his burden and trudged on. Was that a star glinting through the trees, or the moon rising big and red? or was it—great heavens! could it be the camp-fire shining like the gates of Paradise? Some one com ing out into the night, closed the rude camp-door behind him and shut them out into darkness again. Lorrimer plunged forward with a cry for help, and fell fainting with his burden within a yard of the eamp. If it had not been for you, Lorri mer," said Mr. Strathley, next day, when he found himself too lame and frost-bitten to lift himself from the bed of spicy boughs, such as the camp af forded. "If it hadn't been for you, I should have stepped out last night. And it was at the risk of your own life, too! Greater love than this had no man!' And you thought I was Mar garet's lover all the while? That's what I call heroic. I'm going to put you out of jour misery. Look at me, John Lorrimer. Did you ever see Bon Bevis—Wild Ben they used to call him —though I believe he was lost at sea, wasn't lie, before you were grown? I see there's a stone 'n the burying ground to his memory, eh? Weli, the prodigal son has returned 1 am Ben Bevis—Margaret's brother. It was hardly worth while being jealous of me, was it? I have been winning my grandfather's heart that's all of my deep-laid plans. If 1 had appeared be fore him without disguise of any sort, he would never have believed in my reformation never have profited by a stiver of my money—well-gotten gains, too. As a stranger I had some chance of earning my way into his gooil graces. You see, I left here twenty years ago, a stripling, with flaxen hair and beard less face, and I'm bronzed and weather beaten beyond recognition. When I return to Ford, we will have it out with Grandfather Bevis, and know the worst or the best. And you, Lorrimer—well, there's Margaret. Perhaps I shall dance at your wedding in spite of a rough night in the backwoods."— Mary N. rrcscoll, in Golden i P«aching in Englani. The wire is, perhaps, the regular poacher's best implement, and ground game his most profitable source of in come. Hares exist in numbers upon the downs, especially near the localities where the great coursing meetings are held, where a dozen may be kicked out of the g"*ass in five minutes. In these are watched: but hares cannot be kept ithin bounds, and wander miles and cold and bitter, with angry storms and biting frosts. He was sfili waiting for I 'I'stnets of course the downs one when Mr. Strathley came from I watched but hares cannot be town on a dark December day, and W, .V ,,U )OUm S: a ^andF. meeting Lorrimer, betrged he would I11"1.es a1 night, limping daintily with pioneer him tluongh the woods to the .lelr ""disturbed) panlp along the lanes leading into the plowed I suppose ytu know the woods as well as your own face?" he said. "Yes," said Lorrimer only, if it should conic on to storm as it threatens. fields on the lower slopes ond planes. The hills—wide and almost pathless, and practically destitute of fcnces— where the foot leaves no trail on the liarly favorable to illicit sport. Though apparently roaming aimlessly, hares have their regular highways, or "runs and it is the poacher's busi ness to discover which of these narrow No. I'm inclined to pdsh on to- Paths ,raost beaten by continuous dav if you're willing n uso* then seta his wire, as early in They set out not'long after noon the evening as compatible with safety the sun came out and blinked at them: U tnras,elt,' f«r hares are abroad with twl, the deep woods lie hurt thought better making the woods murky and bewild ering. Six miles are soon traveled in the worst weather," averred Strathley. .7,ut* "ng practice and deli- cate. t,.ar® of it and retired behind a flaw of snow. essential to successful snarlng- "This will all blow over," said Strath- yvhulh |hu ^lrst*. the loop itself into hare ls 40 rl\" h\s ley conlidently be of the exact size. If it be too small "Or mavbe we'll outstrip the storm ie and reach he camp aheild of it," agreed ]*ree.!"j head wl11 shnek llls It's getting confoundedly dark, though, Lorrimer it seems to me we have walked ten leagues already." "I'll be blessed ifV isn't theNoncrpV forrct is tl,e six rimer. "We ought to be close upon th each side of the which will not lint'hist thin^strathw alnmliWl in t,lu !'°le the swiftly descendi^ dartoe^s and I s'e,®P" slump. i h'S ha"ds for M,,r-' Strath", was prone upon the ground in.t dead un. l!l„ .el aaked -acsi Strath- prima Jacte snell.^D'oTou f^^'better? CoulI'vou 5 from the fall yet. It's deuced cold, trouble in ascertaining these tilings seems to me." the laborers who do not themselves "That's so it left off snowing a mile poach, sympathize warmly and whisper back, and the wind has stiffened. It's information. There is reason to think going to be a rough night. We haven't that men sometimes get drunk, or suf any time to lose you see, we must have ficiently so to simulate intoxication missed the path some time ago that: very successfully, with the expresspnr rascally snow pelted a fellow's face so pose of being out all night with a good fast and thick. Eh! what's the trouble excuse, and so discovering the police now?" man's ambuscade. Finding a man I must sit down again for a spell I whom he knows to be usually sober, can't keep up with you." overtaken with drink, in a lonely road! But you must, you know." where he injures none but himself, the "I couldn't walk another rod just policeman good-naturedly leads him now if Death himself were at my hoipe, with a caution only. heels. The raiders, who come in gangs Nonsense. Trudge along it's grow-: armed with guns and shoot in the pre ing colder every moment. It's death to serves, are usually the scum of manu give up," factoring towns, led or guided by a Strathley staggered along for a few man expelled through his Own bad con paces, with Lorrimer't aid but soon duct from the village, and who has a came to a halt, i knowledge bers, arms and known desperation of character to protect them from arrest, as it does in nine cases ont of ten. Keepers and policemen cannot be ex pected to force such brutes as these fellows they do sometimes, however, and get shattered with shot. The mouchers" sneak about the hedge rows on Sundays with lurcher dogs, and snap up a rabbit or a hare they do not do much damage except near great towns, where they are very numerous. Shepherds, also, occasionally mouch— their dogs being sometimes very ex pert ana plowmen set wires in the gateways or gaps where they have noticed the track of a hare, but it is only for their own eating, and is not of much consequence in comparison with the work of the real local professional. These regular hands form a class which are probably more numerous now than ever the reasons arc—first, the high value of game and the immense demand for it since poultry has become so dear, and, secondly, the ease of transmission, now that railways spread into the most outlying districts and carry baskets or parcels swiftly out of reach. Poaching, in fact, well followed, is a lucrative business.—Pall Mall Gazette. Business Prudence. It is quite the liabit of many to at tribute success or failure, particularly the latter, to luck or hard times. In this connection we ask attention to the following from a New York paper, which happily illustrates the idea we wish to impress: adding something to the surplus every 'h°U,dtbe money before it is earned. The result of his simple policy of earning and sav- ^r0Ufh was a quiet, unassuming man, pos- i n»les just a span from the ground. But the hold a conversation bv means of their v an( poacher's chief assistant feelers, and this being ended, they re- miles I ever footed confessed lor rabbiting it takes two men, one on I pair together to the caterpillar in order turnips, pouring the hot water (in each Side of the "bury," and a ferret i to draw it.into the nest by their united lie in"—«'. e., stay in I strength. Further, I have observed the and feast till overcome with meeting of ants on the waVto and from fell withao-roan over the ra"'ed'rem I lie greatest difficulty with any kind other with their feelers, ami appear to paste. Mash the vegetables and add nant of a lifrlitni- ir-bl'isted st.Tmn of game is to get home unobserved hold a conversation, which I have good the preserves, they patrol the by-ways day killed with his fino^er a number of I Icy was prone upon the ground in a dead ,tnHj wiX th,. i ry^lay from a hole i e s e v e s e y a o e y- w a y s a y k i e w i i s i n f00t.paths, while the police watch ants who came every never came to life the cross-roads and lanes which lead to in the wall to some pla "f ie(i tlle VVoulait an exceptionally early hour, with coat- effect of brushing them away, but it "Where have nieen^" ^teuti. Packets violently bulging, there is a was of no use, and the consequence of will eatfor evening meal—Cor. stra°£"laV0.n case for searching him. the slaughter was that the ants who l^ves no traces, sued between t^rante.ThichJiowever" walk think?" I '"'out a knowledge of^ the police- I did not result in an immediate return, checked by the weather, that there Certainly. Let s be jogging. Iaere poacher can do nothing on a large convinced themselves of the truth of i on the hands of farmers, builders and —give me vour hand. I a trifle stiff scale. He has, however, no great the report.—leisure ot the ground. These gangs iJS'ssswJg-f V HOME, FARM AND 6ARDEV. —Between this time and April the Assessors and Collectors of the Fools' Tax," will be busy all over the rural districts, in the shape of agents of bogus nurseries, cloth peddlers, mar velous lightning rods, etc.—Iowa Register. The times and surrounding circumstances of life may have a large influence, but it is not reasonable to suppose they are controlling influences. The failure of a crop, or the burning of a barn or store-house, are losses to which any person or people are liable. But few persons get through life without losses. They come to successful men as well as to those who are the reverse. In many cases they call out better energies, and are blessings in disguise. Financial re verses were the making of such men as Sir Walter Scott, Dr. John Mason Good, and a host of others. It is more reasonable to suppose that much of the success or failure of everyone is to be found in the habits and management of the persons themselves. Among the things that do most to injure those of industrious habits who might get along well in life but for unwise practices, perhaps the desire to use money before it is earned, or as soon as it is earned, is most general. It is quite the habit of young men going into business to think all the money that chances to pass through their hands is theirs. As soon as a trade of a few thousands a year is started, the idea seems to possess them that they can buy a farm, or lot, or build a house or store. Their wives may encourage such ideas and no doubt often do. Thus early in their lives they contract obligations that might proper ly be assumed a few years later, but coming as early as tiiey do, they be come a burden that hangs like a mill stone about their business, and when outside pressure comes, they become discouraged—and fail. fike No person should rent o build a house or store that may not be proper ly equipped and maintained without in jury to his business. Better spend a few more years of simple and inexpen sive living, till the accumulations of business will warrant the expenditure, and tili it can be done without curtail ment of business or delay in paying current debts. Every person should desire a home. Every man should take pleasure in making hi3 family comfort able and happy, but to mortgage the future and cripple business, and, per haps, worse still, make forced loans on creditors to add luxuries and elegan cies, is criminal folly. We fear many are not guiltlcft in this respect. These ideas may not suit many who wish to step to the top of the ladder at a few strides. It may have been reached by such efforts, but the cases are rare in deed: while the failures may be counted by thousands. They who take the straight plodding way and follow it steadily, carefully and faithfully, will almost surely gain the comforts of a good homeand a competent capital for a successful and legitimate business. iulverized sugar, beat to a frothy or frosting, and spread over the top, and set into the oven and brown. —Salsify, or Vegetable Oysters.— Wash thoroughly, scrape oft the skin and throw at once into weak vinegar and water for a few minutes take out, cut across in rather thin slices and stew, either in porcelain or new tin, until tender they should be almost dry when done, then add milk, plenty of butter, pepper and salt, and pour hot over slices of nicely toasted bread, or roll two or three crackers fine and add to the soup. Another way is to wash, scrape and boil whole in salted water until tender, then cut length-wise, dip into a beaten egg, roll in crumbs and fry in lard. Winter Treatment of Poultry. For hens to lay in winter, it is neces sary that they should be supplied with all the requirements of food, egg-shell matter, cleanliness and care, to keep them in a hijjh state of health and con dition. Good feeding is all that is re quired by nature for egg-producing. This substance is better supplied by giving them sound, sweet food liberal ly, than by any artificial condiment or preparation sold for the purpose. The high price of such preparations, how ever good they may be, puts them be yond reach of the farmer to get a prof itable return for the outlay. A trifle invested in a few simple things, such as pepper, pulverized charcoal, sulphur and cayenne, answers all the purposes of keeping the birds in health. Even these should be used sparingly once or twice a week. When a fowl is* found to be ailing, it must be separated from the others and treated with proper medi cines for the disease. Such are now pretty well understood by practical breeders and poultry keepers. Some years ago, hardly anything could be done for a sick fowl but care and patience have found antidotes even for the most stubborn diseases, which, if taken before the bird sinks too low, will generally effect a cure. A farmer, however, cannot att'ord to spend much time on a hen, though valuable fowls are worth the trouble. Yet, when he finds any ap pearance of disease in his flock, he must make an effort to stop it at once, and not, as many will insist upon, leave them to their fate. Inmostcases, the spread of disease is easily prevent ed, if taken in time. After removin John Q. Jones died at his residence on New Year's night, aged seventy-four years. He made the Chemical Bank, of this city, what it is, viz., an institu tion that has a surplus of §3,000,IKK), i Tl' 'j- ,-'T" *—""""5 that pays 100 per cent dividends every i the d,seasp.d rt?PP«£ year he did not approve of the modern be given as the birds Way of doing business, of spending ™CO ing is the enviable position of the Chem- ^1Dg ieal Bank, of this city, of which all i ot and consistent policy has been a long, I peaceful, honored career, while Do Insects Talk to Each Other? Two ants," says Buchner, when they are talking together stand with their heads opposite each other, work ing their sensitive feelers in the liveli est manner, and tapping each other's htads." Numerous examples prove that they are able in this way to make mu^ wiI,1. il,asidu if t0» WI. ro"cj aru' Lorrimer Ins hind leg will be captured being hlS llind lCL ..... ... LKa mniHnor riii nrivxis mnrirr anti iJ^n.L I shrieks precisely like a human being pillar in the neighborhood of an ant's mcj oic auic ill Luis naj But though the storm seemed in no I cr°oked, he draws the noose probably, mutual communications, and even on hurry, it meant business from a slight l'len if caught by the hind leg. the certain definite subjects. "I have flaw," it goes into a lazy tumult of suow- wretched creature, mad with terror, often," says the English naturalist Klven q»antity of food, especially when flakes obliterating landmarks and ',OU tI7 loudest and a hare Jesse, placed a small green cater- i confined, is quite impracticable. Soft should death is mourned by thousands who ?lcfcurs •w'ie" PromP never personally knew him." °/t8PecJal Every business needs accretions, and they should be frequent, if not constant. °f ,ha™ hf', Monev should be made, and a part of *%for the Uiist-tath and of a supply it retained in business. With^more i of*?ne"nf capital and more prudence, the proba- i bility of failure would less^ and the chances of success larrelv inerea*.. i chances of success largely increase.- Grocers' Criterion. food taWe and to seed, fertilizers and labor decisions as to stock, tree-planting, building and repairs, and everything that must be decided at some time. A farmer who drifts into the year's work with no plan, is no wiser than a General who starts on a campaign without a plan, or a lawyer who goes into court with out looking over his cases. State —Boiled Pudding.—Two cups of but termilk or sour milk, one and one-half cups of Indian meal, two cups of flour, one teaspoonful of saleratus, a little salt and one cup of chopped raisins: put in a pudding dish and cover tight boil one hour without taking the cover off. —A Swiss Soup.—Boil three pounds of potatoes, mash them well and add slowly some good broth, sufficient for the tureen. Let these boil together then add some spinach, a little parsley, lemon, thyme and sage, all chopped fine boil all together five minutes pep per and salt to taste just before taking it off the fire to serve add two well beaten eggs —Baked Turkey.—When cleaned, stuffed and trussed, put the turkey in a baking pan, with a little cold water in the bottom spread some butter over it, sprinkle salt all over, cover with a piece of buttered paper, and set in a quick oven baste often, and turn the bird over and around if necessary. It takes from an hour and a half to two hours to bake a turkey. It is served with the gravy only, after having re moved the "fat, or with cranberry sauce or currant jelly. —Corn Starch Pie.—One pint of milk, the yelks of two eggs, sugar to your taste, one tablespoonful of corn starch dissolved in a little cold milk bake your crusts on two plates first, then bring your milk to a boil or nearly so, then stir in your egg, milk and starch worked smoothly together when it thickens, flavor, ana put onto your crusts then take the whites of four eggs and two tablespoonfuls of white There is too much impromptu states manship, touch-and-go legislation, hap py-go-lucky financiering, and haphaz ard farming in this country. A little leisure in which to think is the most valuable time in the year to a man who has any equipment for the business, and isn't too lazy to improve it. Think ing is the hardest work done in the world. It pays the best. It is the most commonly shirked. But leisure at this season brings also opportunities for recreation and enjoy ment. It is the time of all others for farmers' clubs—not the over-organized and citified affairs, but the neighbor hood gatherings for discussions and comparison of experiences, winding up with a supper and a social good time. From our knowledge of it, we doubt if farming life is as sociable and neigh borly in its spirit and expression, as it was when the country was new, and the population scattered. The resting sea son of out-of-door workers ought to be made cheerful and happy. The men should renew the acquaintance of their wives, and find out something about their children beside how much work they can do. If the purse will warrant it, take a trip to the city and see the sights. If not, stir up the social life of your neighborhood, and don't let it settle down into the coldness, quiet, and death-like monotony of a frozen pond. Reading, also, furnishes a good em ployment of leisure time. With two or three good weekly journals—the more the better—and such books as ought to be bought for the wife and children— the evenings around the center-table may be made edlightful and profitable. Between the grand grabbing for monej', the low ideals of contentment, and the periodical stimulation of anxiety about a remote Heaven, not half enough atten tion is given to the duty and the priv ilege of being happy—simply and inno cently happy—here and now. The man who can turn his activities into useful ness, and his leisure into happiness, for himself and others, is a philosopher without knowing it—and may be a saint also!—Golden Rule. Cats. ftk not often that we hear any credit rendered to the cat for either intelli gence or affection and it is, therefore, pleasing to be able to record two in stances in which one, if not both of these qualities, is shown in a remark able manner in this animal. A gentle man writing from India to a friend in England, a few mails ago, says of a pet Persian cat: I was lolling on the sofa, drowsily perusing the newspaper a few mornings ago, when Tom came and stood near me, mewing in a plaintive way, as if to attract attention. Not wishing to be disturbed, I waved him off. He, however, returned in a min ute or so, and this time jumped on to the sofa, and looking me in the face, renewed his noise more vigorously. Losing patience, I roughly drove him away. He then went to the door of an adjoining room, and stood there mew ing most piteously. Fully aroused, I got up and went toward him. As 1 approached he made for the further corner ot the room, and began to show fight, bristling up and flourishing his tail. It at once struck me that there was an unwelcome visitor in the room which Tom wished to get rid of and, sure enough, in looking toward the corner, I discovered a cobra coiled up behind a boot-shelf under a dressing table. The noise made by my approach aroused the snake, and he attempted to make off, but I dispatched him with my fun,should °??s- ,1'ttle sulphur ami vear to its stockholders, and each share cayenne mixed in their soft food, a tea bf stock of §100 worth $1,600 to $1,800. sPoonful How did he do this? Simply by econ- ',f omy and careful attention to the way i the funds of the bank were invested! I T1?"ord'nar" sulphur and half as much fou,r food,flvtu for,two °r1U'ree a-vs'? lU ^nerafly ar- rhe sulPhur but the cayenne may to gTn advanta?''n": "r tw'ce a. Wl-'ek e.out Uo"Slas and did not trv to interfere with the af- T1'fse' fairs of others: His life is an encour- I ing men for the result of his pfudent I al th.® W1°ter,' Ir°n 's a grea fV.\vls' wh.etnf,rst ""'"If1 of New Yorkers feel proud. Mr. Jones \ed co"dltlon' I,t.ls generally m,a Pr«Parat!n as Mixture. It is sulphate of sessed of great force of character: he "lmon copperas), eight ounces, attended strictly to his own business, S,llPh mc acH one-half fluid ounce P1!1 bottl e wltl? a/allon of Soft °r aging lesson to careful, plodding, sav- f™nfas ram"Water- are r.ead-v as the lt ,ron }s d!,f0[ved- ^P ,ls and 0tl!er mfidl,c"u's on, hand efor« aI,-v ^ckness ^discovered, so that no delay nef required, dls^f I ^all treat here- a?1F:. hav« f°'mer articles spoken tnlg and the neces- "vster-shell T-he fo°d sho"ld conslst than u of corn PV('n in distress. The sound, well under nest. It is immediately seized by an beneficial, particularly during spells of stood ly the watchers, will at once re-, ant, which calls in the assistance "of a loop is a trifle smaller, and should be clearly seen that the little creatures severe veal what is going forward. Rabbitsfriend alter ineffectual efforts to drao-!11 should consist of ground grain, as are also wired in great numbers. The the caterpillar into the nest. It can be Chambers' Journal. "T °f animal food. I make up mine by boiling a lot of potatoes or which they were boiled) upon some meal in another vessel, with ground 1 beef ,. their nest. They stop, touch each i cayenne. Make this into a stiff scraps added twice a week and a meal enough to make this also into a & vf:~ meal but this will often keep the stock 1 along at the chimney-pieee. He had tried the villages. If a man conies along at i the chimney-piece. He uau iri~ waiting hungry too long. Have light plants standing on i &rain.for the™ always, early every morninof, and feed with the soft food by noot!' if a n s e a a n e k e e e s o s e o o s e w o a u s e e n e s i s I o u o e a o o e a o e i s u e i e Hour. —If you want success and comfort with Maderia vines, start them in the living room at any time from the pres ent time to the 1st of March, giving each plant a five-inch pot. Provide a trellis upon which the plants may climb, but keep them well pinched back to induce lateral growth, and pre vent their running as much as possible. About the 1st of June turn them out of the pots, where they are to grow, with the balls of earth entire, and they will run ten to fifteen feet high over a porch or other suitable place, and throw out laterals liberally this from the mid dle of August until killed by frost, and will, besides their shadeduringthesum mer, bloom profusely.—PrairUFarmer. ONE THOUSAND polygamous mar riages took plaoe in Utah in 1877, V 'Htr* not sooner, and all the grain Rural New Yorker. turned back and tried companions who were the danger to turn short conversation en- Lelsure Time. Out-of-door occupations of almost all kinds have been so finished up, or many other active people, for two or three months to come. Will you waste it or use it?—that is the point. When the preacher, in his New Year's ser mon, spoke of dead time as something for which there is no resurrection, and lost hours as things that can never be recovered, the truth was old, but its form of statement was so new that it fixed the attention of his hearers in a very sober fashion. We have formerly spoken of this as the farmer's time to think out his next season's operations—to think at a mark, at the point of a pencil, and over a note-book. There is too much vague speculation, and pointless wonder ing" as to what they had better raise next year, among farmers. The spring work that is properly thought out is be gun in the only right way. And this includes, of course, plans as to crop ping the different fields provision as —A Ponca Indian, on horseback, was chasing a cow on Spring River bottoms, Kan., and while going at a high rate of speed, his head caught in the forked limb of a tree, killing him instantly. Although all k'"ds of PoultIT 8eemt°P"fer corn other grain, yet corn has been proved by a great many poultry-men to be in ferior as an egg producer to wheat, barley, etc., and occasionally to buck wheat and oats. Corn may be given sparingly with advantage, but corn alone makes hens too fat and lazy. So fed they lack animation and vigor, es pecially the Asiatic breeds, which are more prone than other strains to this fatness that seems to border on disease. Their intestines become encased in one mass of fat, and to stint fowls to any Beligioos Beading. patiekcS. fgg there no night we wad the The^^earens would turn intoa blinding glara ftiSSoSi. best seen throogh thepnwfrtagt And rough sea, make the haven pawns We can not measure joys but tay When ble»mir» fade away, we M«them then. Our richest clusters grow around the cross. And in the night the angels sing to men. The need most first be buried deep in earth. Before the lily ojjens to skj' .. linht ta G/inm And el»ane» i streak h»i*birth In the dark deer* where we can only cry. Life out of death,' ift Heaven's unwritten Nay. it is written myna^fonnB The victor's palm grow* on the And strength and beauty are the fruit ot storms. Come, then, my soul, be brave to do and bear Thy life is bruised that it may be roore sweetj The crow will soon be left, the crowi ^w Nay, we will cast it at our Savior's feet. Our hands wiU strike the vibrant Wofgold To the triad song. He doeth al 1 things well. Xtt»day Magazine. Bob's Sermon. Aw AT out in the mining regions of the far West I was holding a meeting. The place was a desperate one, and I had been warned not to go there but God went along with me and took care °^There was an organized band of c.amblers, who had been a terror to all preachers and all good people. The leader of this band was named Bob. Through some generous turn Jof God's wonderful providence, I got on the good side" of Bob at the very first and, by a little tact, gained the ears of the whole band. They camc to church and demonstrated, very soon, that they knew well enough how to behave when thev had a mind to try. After a few days, Bob rose in church, and while I was making a little talk, and said to me, Parson, let me talk a while." Say on, Bob," I replied. Turning his face about toward his comrades, he began: Henry, old boy, you know I love you. You and I have been together in many a spree. Henry, old fellow, I can't turn away from you. I can't throw off on you, but, Henry, I don't •want to go the old road any more. I'm down, clean down to the bed-rock. Henry, let's all stop and try t'other way. Boys, all of you, you know me. I don't want to quit you, but come, let's all 'bout face. I tell you, boys, we are all gone up the flume if we keep on the way we've been living. I am going to try t'other road, boys come, go with me, won't you?" With such words as these, only with vastly more mining slang, Bob went on begging his old comrades to join him in coming to Christ. The effect was general and profound. The whole band'melted down. Then we hail a time of weeping and confessions. Strange stories were told about early homes for saken: early lessons long ago forgotten, about the iong descent down, down, down, to the life of crime. There were prayers and instructions, and finally, as we verily believe, sound conversions, more than a score of them. Bob organized his old comrades, his new comrades, now, into aprayer-meet ing, and, at last tidings, he and his friends were still faithful to the new life, and still continuing their prayer meeting. If unconverted people who are held back from Christ by fear of their com rades would only take Bob's plan, they might have all their old companions along with them here on earth, and have them for stars in their crowns in Heaven.—Angeron Messenger. which was ready loaded close by. ou have seen Tom's satisfac tion. He ran between my legs, rubbing himself against them caressingly, as if to say Well done, master!' The snake measured five feet seven inches in length." 1 he friend to whom the incident is related, after reading it to me, went on to says that some years ago, when in India with her father, the family were gathered after tea, one rainy evening, listening to one of their number who was reading an interesting story. While thus engaged, a cat of which her father was very fond jumped onto his knee, and, moving about in a restless manner, began to mew in a louder key than usual. The old gentleman, as was his wont, commenced to caress the cat. ex pecting thereby to quiet it but to no purpose. It showed signs of impatience by jumping down and up again, mew ing vigorously the whole time. Not wishing to be interrupted in what was going on, he called for a servant to put the cat out of the room but Puss would not tamely submit to an indignant turn out, and commenced clawing at the old man's feet. This he thought was going too far he rose to chastise the cat but ere he had time to do so, he discovered that it was nothing less than a timely warning which Puss had given him for not far from where he sat there was, under the table, a small venomous snake, which probably would have bit ten him had he molested or trampled on it. The reptile was immediately killed, and Puss ceased her mewing.— The Religion of Character. IT seems not over-sanguine to find in the signs of our times many indications yielding hope of another and a pro found regeneration of the religious spirit. These "indications point to the identification of religion with personal character at once in its simplest and largest sense as right doing, the faith ful. the patient pursuit of all moral ex cellence as aspiration and toil toward a perfect manhood, a manhood firmly planted in fidelity to all human anil earthly relationships, and bound by consoious and vital kinship to the spir itual power of the universe. This re ligion, when fully developed, will recognize goodness as the one thing needful it will find the noblest employ ment for all lofty and spiritual faiths in applying them to produce integrity, purity, love, joy, peace, in the lives of men it will find in such fruit the best approval of the faiths that nurtured it it will, let us hope, by making men mor ally better, and purifying, their minds of the animalism, bitterness and selfish ness that dim the moral vision, enable them to discern as by intuition the great spiritual realities about which we ques tion, thus making good the promise that the pure in heart shall see God While a religion of character will thus be in the strongest sympathy with spiritual faith, it will not condemn any man, whatever his belief, who in his life is pure and benevolent it will not be afraid to accept the teaching of Jesus, that the supreme test question is whether we have ministered to the hun gry, the naked, the sorrowful and sin ning. It will affirm without reserva tion that the only real heresy is wrong doing. Every man shall be judged according to his works."—Q. lillin. A Clond of WltnHm. For nearly a quarter of a century Dr. Sage's Catarrh Kemedy has been acknowledged by the people as a positive cure for all catarrhal af fections. Its great popularity with physicians and patients, together with its constantly-in creasing sale, attests, in arguments stronger than words, its healing power. If there be general or nervous debility and impoverished blood. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery should be used in connection with the Catarrh Remedy. The following-named parties are among the thousands who have been catarrh onee a dav 111 w")ter is very weather. It promotes laying, corn- buckwheat, barley, wheat or oat- meal varied at times "with some vege- Y. WE know of no man in England who can show a clearer title to true nobility than the Earl of Shaftesbury. Besides filling his place in the House of Lord with distinguished ability, he devotes his time, his talents, his influence and his wealth to the promotion of the cause of Christian and philanthropic benevo lence. There is no one who is more fre quently called upon to preside at pub lic meetings or who acquits himself more honorably in his public address es, which are frequently elaborate. He recently delivered an address be fore the Young Men's Christian Asso ciation of Glasgow, which in addition to the sound advice it contained was filled with happy allusions to practical life, and to science and literature. He closed with the following personal state ment: "In early life I was passionately de voted to science, so much so that I was almost disposed to pursue science to th« exclusion of everything else. It passed away, and I betook myself to literature, hoping that I should not only equal, but that I should rival many in men tal accomplishments. Other things were before me, and otfcer things, passed away, because, do what I would I was called to another career. And now I find myself at the end of a long life not a philosopher, nor an author, but simply an old man who has en deavored to do his duty in that state of life to which it has "pleased God to call him. But then I had, and ever had, and have now, one consolation and that consolation I tender to you, young men. There are many of you full of earnest desires after knowledge —who would fathom the depths of science, or explore all the regions of literature, and seek to know every thing that can be known. But yet yon are interdicted from the full pursuit, because you find yourself bound down by an industrial and daily occupation. It was sp with me. I could pursue none of those things. I was bound down to a particular work which I could not set aside, and which I have been obliged to follow np to the present day. But I told you I had one consolation, and that consolation I tender to you. I knew, and I know, and you know, that there is a time coming when all will be clear when you shall know even as you are known—then an intel lectual Dives will be no better informed than pioos Lazarus. And all this I learn and believe—and I trust that you will learn and believe it, too—from the promise given by our most blessed Lord—• Seek ye first the Kingdom of i God and His righteousness, ana all these things shall be added unto yon.' cured of by the use or Dr. Sage's Catarrh Rem edy A. F. Downs, New Geneva, Pa. D. J. Brown, St. Joseph, Mo.: E. C. Lewis, Rutland, Vt. Levi Springer, Nettle Lake, Ohio Chas. Nor crop, North Chesterfield, Me. Milton Jones, Seriba, N. Y. J. E. Miller, Bridger Station, Wyo.: J. C. Meiriman, Loaansport, Ind.: M. M. Post. Logansport, Ind.: J. \V. Bailey, Tre mont, l':i. H. B. Ayres, La Porte, Ind. Jes sie M. Sears, Ft. Branch, Ind. L. Williams, Canton, Mo. W. A. Thayer, Otiargi 111. S. B. Nichols, Jr., Galveston, Tex. Jonas F. Reinert, Stonesville, Pa.: S. W. Lusk, MeFar land, Wis. Johnson Wiliiums, llelmick, Ohio -Mrs. M. A. Currey, Trenton, Tenn. J. G. Joslin, Keene, N. II. A. J. Casper, Table Rock. W\ V'a.: Louis Anders, Gaysport, Ohio C. H. Chi'.se. Elkhart, Ind. Mrs. Henry Haight, San Francisco, Cal Mrs. E. Gal lusha, La'.vreneeyille, N. W.J.Graham, Adel, Iowa: A. O. Smith, Xewnan. Ga. Chas. E. Rice, Baltimore, Md.: Jesse II. Scars, Car lisle, Ind.: Dan'l B. Miller, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Mrs. Minnie Arnaise, 2y0 Delancy Street, New York II. W. Hall. Hastings, Slfch. Win F. Marston, Lowell, Mass. I. \V. Roberts, Mari copa, Ariz. Chas. S. Delanev, llarrisburg, Pa. M.C.Cole, Lowell, Mass. Mrs. C. J. Spurtin, Camden, Ala. Chas. F. Raw, Fred ericktown, Ohio Mrs. Lucy Huuter, Fanning ton, 111. Capt. E. J. Spaulding, Camp Stam baugh, Wyo. I. W. Tracy, Steamboat Rock, Iowa Mrs. Lydia Waite, Shushan, N. i". J. M. Peck, Junction City, Moot. Hcnrv Ebe, Bantas, Cal. L. P. Cummings. Rantoiil, III. S. E. Jones, Charleston Four Corners, N. Y. Geo. F. Hall, Pueblo, Cal. Wm. E. Bartrie, Sterling, Pa. H. H. Ebon, 91S Penn Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. J. R. Jackman, Samuel's Depot. Ky. Henry Zobrist, Geneva, N. Y. Miss Hattie Parrutt, Montgomery, Ohio L. Ledbrook, Chatham, 111. S. B. McCoy, Nash port, Ohio W. W. Warner, North Jacksou, Mich. Miss Mary A. Winne, Darien, Wis. John Zeigler, Carlisle Springs. Pa. James Tompkins, St. Cloud, Mum. Enoch Dner, Pawnee Ciiy, Neb. Joseph T. Miller, Xenia, Ohio 8. B."Nichols, Galveston, Tex. H. L. Laird, Upper Alton, IU. John Davis, Pres cott, Ariz. Mrs. Nancy Graham, Forest Cove, Oreg. We have sold Hatch's Universal Couch Syrup for about foar year*, and It has steadily ained in ropularitv from its first introdac ion. We keep all the cough remedies consid ered standard" in this section. The sale of the Universal has become greater than any, perhaps greater than all others combined. We do not hesitate to recommend It NICHOLS A LTTU, Westbury. Cayuga Co., N. T. Bold by Van Schaack, Sterasaoa cfcBeid, OUc* rx.HL Tker Don't Know It. Some people don't know that they are being swindled every time they buy an inferior, short-weight baking powder. It would be far belter to buy and use the old reliable DooLmr'S YEA&T I'I WDEK- Every package of the Doolej Powder is warranted absolutely pure and strict ly full weight, Hold by grocers generally. 4% t-P*e Y. Obtervtr. .in——'.BhmMtoBenmdy. thegre*"'"- s botte Sold by all Du«i* Bendjfatciwrtr g^r,,5^L5., & Bentley, Washington, P. a HfoihWi* £d heJthto the child, give. to th. mothg. TH*"POCI-TBTWOBU)," Hsrtfo^Corn.,* the leading magazine of its Invalid Pensions laereMsi Write Coi» 1- BIXGHA* A Co., AttorneysiOT Claims, Patents, Land Titles, WashingtoiUXt^ jrmiTIMTBTHBIIMUTSOFAIXrgnrO* 1840 to 1877. F«r Thirty#*'"'" Vtmrm As an External and Internal Remedy it stands Pre Eminent. ftmraslm"1 Bowel Co»a»l k FAMILY FltlEID! RofmroiU •H.LKB. It can be to the to* fnt for eollc and to tbe adult for *hwma» Ham. There Is searoely a disease to whieft tt mar not be appUeaL U It gftee instant relief to Aching Teetfc In wcHons of the country wbwe FEV ES AND AGUE prevails, there Is nomnedj heW In «reafr ALLEN'S LUNG BALSAM REMEDY Tor WILL CURE RHEUMATISM. Zvir Sir—I feel greatly Indebted to jour excellent medicine, Vejretine. what tt has done for me. I haw been subjected to Rfor HEUMATISM and strength seemed Page, in American who may be suffering frum any disease of the blood, for 1 feel satisfied if they try It they are sure of a cure. I am. very respectfully, yours, Manager Western Union Telegraph Office, frbaoa, O. VEGETINE Will Cure Rheumatism. The blood, in this disease, is found to ^mtaln an ex* cess of ftbrfn. T*iETT\* acts by converting the blood from lus diseased condition to a healthy circulation. On=» bottle of VKOKTINE will iflve relief but, to effect a per manent cure, it roust be taken regularly, and may take several bottles, especially in cases of long standing. Try it. and yoar verdict will be the same an that of thousands clusively of A Seal Nobleman. txirk$, root* and herb*. CTIfd JUKI* can c1 superb CHBOMOS mailed for only All fowl-breeders should have it. Subscribe now tor 1878. Itiabe*tandche«p«Bk 10c. sample Na C1IBISO Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Asth ma, Consumption, And All Throat aad Laaf Afectiou. Indoned b» the press, rhysldans and Affltrted people. TRV IT I CONSUMPTIVES READ! COLUMBUS, O., Feb. 14,1877. done for my family. Eighteen months ago my daughter I had a severe attack of KHKUMATISM. and a friend who had used th© Tegetinc advised her to try it, and she did so with perfect success, for after using a few bottles of it Rhe became entirely cured. I am myself, at the present time, using the Veg"tine for IiheumatLsm, with good success. My other daughter has also used the Vegetino for CATARRH and NERVOUS Dhave EBILITY, 1 have been troubled and suffered a gnat deal from CATARRH. I have tried many remedies tbey and bleated me but a very little. Mid, i by using your medicine. Vegetlue, so she is able COttT, liis niece, Everett street, Cincinnati, 0U& awcAltbyman. Rkmitim it i Biitiu of the Blood. oompoaed Foreign Reports. S. Mer- iIt Scribntr's Monthly. lb highly tpoken of bj all who h»etrM*tt. Chicago. Til KaUaSea?'Vl3KTIN1 and it gives gooci aatls- T. P. SMITH k CO., Dispensing Pharmacists. VEGETINE PREPARED BY H. R. STEVENS, Boston,Mass. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. THE WEEKLY Springfield Republican. The Best General Week ly Newspaper in America. Fended In 1824, by SAMUEL BOWLES. *VEEK,'Y •KTBMCAWtomxlenp with especial rare lora general circulation, and mar lalrlj claim to be the best Eclectic WeeUj NiTrenaDer in the country. It offers Itself rapeetallj to politicians •nd scholar*, to New Bnglanders, at home or in distant parts of the country, and to Americans al.road, as glrlnz In a single shp« a mor- comprehensive and Impartial snmmarj 0f ipneral New England and Aroericarf-Bew. and fuller and more independent discussion ot all prom toent topia Of American life, and a mere Tailed picture °°f u*"yr. Md "*l proems, than can be found anywhere else. Cough, Cold, or Sore Throat, Vagal, i »tMat!aa. •a ta MOWN'* BRONCHIAL THOCHU SSUL FOR AL "-N. '. ^IQ.tLo Builders. JEVERY .SOLDI ER, a n W i s S e e ^LOCrTIO^WT'S .IOIKW lli gives choicest standard ami rewntPccsfo, dooal and amateur leaders and pp™- newsdealer Perry Davis' Pain Killer! tn AmvlCtDI. -HANKY newsdealer "i tv man. 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No So* I'reeder. no T.!ver» M.Ul can alfur 1 tn li" hnS7 It Is us *11 all If.uliiw I.iviry si?!, IIIRS, MUtn.f=. -vr:u.-nes. «nti, llttr* tiors Hlt-e llnffs, l'lieiiriKv'H e 1 arrh »*». 1'hilla, Co'iK etc. It-s ran," of ac!in:i i,ul in. mi i the lief it affords Is so promoi that it is invalinbfcta every i'iirm yar.l as we I as i:i v»ry!il-'ann-hcnw. Let it be tiled on'e .\-jd yo i wi i n'-v wulumtit CAVTIOXJ KUrnet has tx n huitateS The ffi-nulnr artl has thi' wr's romi'* tract blown i:i ac.i bottuv U i.i prrp .,»»j bj rrenar«.'lt pi' i'Ci'y. I'.t fu e all ,ith r-nV*ra3«M of 'Wl'eu llaz-'l. T.ih Is the oify artl^ii.'U'^dto physi.-iatts, and in the hoipiuls ot tills cuutitfjaj Kururw. ALLEN'S LUNG BALSAM J.1V. HARRIS A CO., Prop*., CINCINNATI, OHia Bold bf all Medicine Dealers. VEGETINE RIMiOnV xnd Vise* Af Extract.h painpUet form, sent fic o:i atp'lcatloa W PO*I'H KITR A( COM PAX V. M«ifa L&ne. Graefenberg Marshalls" CATHOLIOON AN INFALLIBLE EEMEDY F01 an- rSMALE COMPLAINTS, PB1CB $1.50 PEE BOTTLE. TBI EXPERIENCE OF MANY TEJUB AMONG- THE MOST C0LTI7AT. ED AND BE FINED HAS RESULT ED IN STAMPING THIS HB MASKABLE PREPARATION A3 THE ONLY RELIABLE REIHEDT FOR THE DISTRESSING DIS. EASES OF WOMEN SOLD BY DRU0GISTS. GraefenbergCo.56 ReadeSt. X.Y all my life. Was at- of this great Wfuxl pwlhe fully from a N.v JACKSON'S BEST SWKlrr XA VI I hew in- ol.acce and lasting character of it.- with every dose C. A- JACKSON & Co., Manufacturers, PtUriurg, Ta |r BOOK AGEHT8 TAKE NOTICE. A J. IL KH0DE9, BETSEY BOBBET COME AGA1I. Kew Book Ready for Agent*, and has heeu greatly benefited by it* use. I also recommended it to many others, with ^ood success, and I honestly be lieve VEGETINE. A FAMILY MEDICINE. CINCINNATI, OHIO, April 11.1877. M«_ H. &9rsro«: Dear bj JOSIAH ALLEN'S WIFE: Samantha at the Centennial. THE SCIENCE OF LIFE Or HELF-PBESEHVATIOT. 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