J L. BOARDS AN, Editor sj-.4rrafr1.itor.
A CHILD'S MOOD.
A CHILD'S MOOD. [At the end of the day.]
I wnnt tb:it mso tlio wlnil t(Kk yesterday
I wnnt it ninrc limn thi:
It hull ni) thorn M whs Hip first that grew.
I want my l.ituittil'fl kiss.
wnnt thnt rnitf''rffv with spotted winirs
That brushed nero-i?. my hnmf
X.nst nitit bttwei-n tlinsuiiet and tho dew
It oumo from fairy-limd.
It wnnM hnve stayed, T jrnpcs, ft wav!rcd so,
Wherenll th"to piinoii' hl.om:
Tlipy (five it winir to Kot awuy Irani mo,
1 lust It in tho gluom,
And yesterdny tho bee on nil the heads
Of clover swnnir so slow,
I snw thpm tukc their honey; but to-tlny
Tboyonly sting and go.
Thnt ntnr, thnt nlwnys cnme tipfnre the moon,
f.ropped out of hi'nven hist nk-fit:
J bunted whore I snw It full mid found
A worm with yellow light.
1 wnnt the sun to ?o find lot tbo dark
f t'ie everything away.
Thnt wns the sweetest rose In all the world
The wind took yesterday.
Jules (J. Marsh, r H'kle Awalit,
MISSION OR NO MISSION?
"Wlint is tlio tifo of such ujrly things.
do you think, Ken?" Anil Fanny
lirown'a face was pnlo with fright as she
drew lier dainty little font away from a
large spotted toad she had nearly stepped
"Why, no use, of course," said Ben
"only to scans silly girls; and tliey are
needed for thnt, because girls will
screech and snnall pnoup-h. to startle the
man in the moon, if they oniy sec. their
own shadow; so they arc of no use tor
'Yes; but, I'cn, mother says every
thing lias a nn.s-iion; and this toad is a
thing, so it must have one."
'U, bah' Mother is a mighty smart
nnd good woman, but she says herself
8he doesn't know everything; and it's
my opinion that on 'this particular
point, as Sjipure James would say, she
js mistaken. She is crazy on tho sub
ject of missions, lint this toad hasn't
any, 1 know. And I believe a good
many people are just like it of no use
under the sun; don't you, l-'iin?"
"1 do, if Kan doesn't. And I am one
f them; a great, awkward creature that
has never accomplished anything hut to
lill up and mar a space that some one
else would have adorned. 1 guess lien
is right, and I belong to the class of
people like the toad of no uso under
the sun." And a bitter expression, sad
to see on so young a face, settled in tho
dark eyes anil around the thin lips of
their eldest sister. Sue, as, sitting by a
window, hidden by the dark green
leaves of a large lilac bush, she hadbeen
listening to the children's prattle.
Poor Sue ! Of a naturally sensitive
nnd rather melancholy disposition, she
had, unfortunately, in her early girlhood
heard a thoughtless visitor remark that
in a large family of children of remark
able beauty, she was tho only ugly one.
And her mirror seemed to her to verify
the statement ; for the great black eyes,
straight, raven-black hair, dark com
plexion and thin lips, were a striking
contrast to the other fair faces, with their
light, waving hair, that daily surrounded
the family table of the Brown's. Her
disposition, too, was unique, nnd
unlike all by whom she was surrounded.
She had lived an almost isolated life,
though in a large family of brothers and
sisters. The brother next in age to her
self had died in infancy, and the twins,
Nellie and Dellio, four years younger
two gay, bright creatures, as much alike
in nature as in names and age had no
need of any company or sharer in their
mutual objects of interest, while Fanny
and lien were as inseparable as sub
stance and shadow. Wandering through
the grove in search of nuts or berries,
pouring over tho same lesson or story
books ; telling to each other all their hopes
and plans, or forming themselves into
a self-appointed committee for the
purpose, they criticised and discussed
the merits and demerits of the Brown
family as freely as if they themselves
had no part nor lot in it. So, left to her
self, she had found companionship in
books, whose dear old authors never al
luded to or reminded her of hor "unfort
unate ugliness," as she termed it. And
while Nelly and Dellie were crimping
and frizzing their hair and arranging
their flounces and rutlles for party or
picnic, she, in careless attire, with hair
drawn back any way to keep it out of her
eyes, was reveling in the scenes of an
cient history; roaming with "Agnes of
Sorrento" through orange groves; fol
lowing "David Copperlield" through
his weary childhood, or wandering with
"Evangeline" in her hopeless search for
the loved and lost. But to-day a strange
feeling of unrest had taken possession of
her a nervous dissatisfaction with her
self and all by which she was surround
ed. Turning with restless fingers the
leaves of her favorite poet, Longfellow,
the "Psalm of Life" met her eye, with
"Lives of great men nil remind us
We eiin make our lives suhlime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on tho sttuds of time."
" I don't believe it ! There is no sub
limity to be made of my life, and I will
never make any ' footprinlson the sands
of time' that any one 'seeing, may take
heart again.'" And, with a rudeness
and snap which might have startled its
author from a quiet nap in his chestnut
chair, she thrust the volume in the b" M
case and sauntered down stairs, where
she arrived just in time to see Nelly and
Dellie, radiant in fresh muslin, with rib
bons to match, embarking for a picnic,
of which she had not even heard. The
father and mother gone to the city on
business, taking the two little ones with
them, and she had the great, quiet house
"I wonder if tho30 butterflies will
make any ' footprints on tho sands of
time?'" she said, as she watched the
twins tripping gaily down the walk, and
caught the merry ripple of their laughter
as they disappeared from sight. " Well,
may be 'tis better to be a butterfly out in
the sunlight than a dreary black cricket
up in the attic," and she seated herself
at the window just in time to hear Fan
and Ben's conversation. Though she
had herself answered Ben's question,
she leaned forward to hear Fanny's re
joinder, which came clear and quick ;
" No, mother is right. Everybody has
a mission. You know mission moans
work, and all can work some way."
wen, ran, as you seem to know f
much about it, let s play you are a mis
nonary sort oi a woniau preacher, you
know and I'll bo a heatiiener; and in
the course of your remarks inform your
benighted audience what great mission
I or any other Brown has. Say you be
gin at the head of the family, and take
us all in order down to tho baby. There
a lot of Browns, and maybe the con
version or tho conquering of the world
depends upon our family."
Well, to begin," said Fannie, null
ing minted by tho task assigned liflr,
though, liko iiiaiiy another apeaker, tte
was altogether unprepared, "there U
father and mother but, Urn, what does
mortgage mean? I heard father tell
mother this morning that he would have
to mortgage the place to raise money to
pay oil' some dulil, nnd they seemed in
so much trouble about ii ; nnd mother
said slit- couldn't help wishing the older
children were boys, so they could help
make a living; and there seemed to he
nothing for girls to do. I'll tell you
what it is, lien, if I were as old and as
smart as Sue, I'd teach school, or some
thing." "1 think if you did you would have to
slick up n liltie more than sho docs, and
comb your hair and put on a clean col
lar once a week any way, or I wouldn't
bo one of your pupils, you bet."
"For siiarne, Ben! Father says Sue
has more senso than all the rest of us
put together. And I believe he thinks
sho is the prettiest child he has, too, fol
he often says she looks just like his
mother, and you know everybody's
mother is pretty."
"Well, maybe she is," said Lv n; "but
I like to see girls liko Nell and Dell
sort of fancy, you know girls wh(.
know how to comb their hair and fix
"But father says Sno is filling hot
head, while Nell and Dell a -o only orna
menting the outside of theirn."
"Well." began tho beauty-loving Ben
again, "if I had a good watch I'd want
a handsome -asc for it."
Strange revelations, all iIhmo, to the
silent giil at the window. The parents'
trouble to provide a living ; the probable
mortgage of the dear old home ; hei
father's appreciation of herst If ; the mor
bid sellishness with which she had shut
herself away from the family love and
sympathy, and the fact that shi had
never made an ellort to win tl e love, and,
with it, aniiillucnce over her gay young
brother all came over her u ith a rush,
that, had he known it, it would have
made lieu acknowledge that even that
toad had a mission, since it. occasioned
the conversation that caused the tumult
in her thoughts.
Two hours later, as the children stood
at I he gate waiting for the family wagon,
they were joined by a tall girl, whoso
long, black hair was arranged in glossy,
liecotuiiig braids, decorated with two
bright pink rosebuds, with another at
her throat, where a snowy white collar
was fastened, while her great, dark
eyes were gleaming with the light of a
"Why, Sue!" exclaimed the impulsive
Ben, "vou look just like Mrs. Alison
this evening!" And the light in the
dark eyes grew brighter, for wasn't Mrs.
Anson, tho minister s voun? wife,
known to be Ben's ideal of a queenly
And two weeks later Mr. Brown lis
tened like one in a dream to the gentle
manly trustee, who called to inform him
that, his daughter's application for the
district school had beeu accepted, and
tne term would begin the following
"What does it all mean?" ho in
quired, turning to Sue, who had tiuietlv
entered the room.
"It is the result of a short sermon
from a little woman preacher, named
Fanny Brown, which I had tho privilege
of liateuing to." N. Y. Observer.
Letting One's House.
To a refined mind tho notion of letting
one's house, one's homo the sacred
center whence spring all the tendrils of
the heart, the neuclus of a life's joys,
hopes and suH'ering must be inexpress
ibly repugnant. A stranger sleeps in
your bed, fingers 3-our favorite books,
sneers at your pet arrangements, dines
at your hospitable board, anil ferrets out
all your particular contrivances. Noth
ing is sacred, nothing is hidden from
him; ho cuts and mangles your precious
flowers, wipes his feet on your carefully
preserved carpet, lolls about and tears
the chintz oil your peculiar armchair,
breaks the old familiar crockery and up
sets tho ink over a long-respected table
cover. The very walls seem to tell him
your secrets and to unveil tho thoughts
of your mind; for the atmosphere of a
house is, so to speak, redolent of tho
person himself; whether he be a smoker,
a recluse and bookworm whose heart
delights in the scent of Russia leather, a
dilettante dabbling in oil-paints, an aes
thetic redolent of incense and faint lilies,
a house-mother fond of home-made lav
ender and pot-pourri, an invalid given
to tho fumes of can-do-cologne and
ether, a fine lady saturated with poudre
Ua riz and the scent of frangipauni and
peau (V Kspagne whoever and whatever
he may be, the house tells his history, in
its faint odors, in the perfume of forgot
ten drawers, in the reek of a study-curtain,
in tho intangible quality of the air.
The arrangement of the furniture be
trays the tone of a man's mind, whether
he bo precise, orderly or luxurious; tho
combination and harmony of colors re
veals his taste, tho quality of stud's de
cides whether ho be penurious, generous
or lavish. The number of dining-room
chairs tolls what company he keeps, tho
marks of nails on the stairs whether
there aro boys about tho placo, tho
names of the books in the library to
what degree of culture he has attained
whether he is sporting, horsey, liter
ary or devout. The olliees show tho
state of his income by the number of
servants ho keeps, tho sizo of the cellars
his qualities of temperance and sobriety.
Thers is not a nook of the man's mind
that remains unexplored. His loves,
his hopes, his ambitions, his wife's
housekeeping, his daughter's vanity, the
number of his children all are laid
bare to the careless gaze of the casual
observer. London World.
The mode of constructing the housej
here, while causing the least outlay, is
admirably adapted to the conditions of
tho climate. A Japanese house is really
a double affair. The most expense is
put into tho roof, which is of splendid
heavy tilo ill all the towns and villages.
On the isolated farm houses straw thatch
is used more cxteusively. Tho roof is
sustained by uprights framed into it,
which have their foundations on the
ground. The floor is generally about
two feet above tho ground, and is di
vided into rooms by paper partitions,
which are in sections and slido in
grooves. They can, at pleasure, be en
tirely removed, leaving, if necessary,
the entire area in one room. The sides
of tho building, or at least one or more,
are also in sections, which slide in
grooves, and are removed during tho
ua if required. Generally there is a
space left for a passageway between the
outside and the inner partitions forming
tho rooms, so that in winter the rooms
inclosed only by puper screens aro made
warm and comfortable by tho protection
of the outer shell when slid into posi
tion, while in summer the facility with
which all partitions are removed insures
good ventilation. Very many of tho
houses are built with an interior court,
devoted to ornamental shrubs and flow
ers, showing an admirable degree of ass
thetie taste in tho people. tor. Sun
FARM AND FIRESIDE.
For warts on animals, J. B.
Mai hews gives the following: Taken
small quantity of arsenic, and a good
sized piece of twine, dissolve tho arsenic
in water, soak the twine in the solution,
then tie around the neck of the wart.
It will come oil' in a week,, root and
branch. Have succeeded in it when all
other remedies failed. I'rairir. Farmir.
Bats in firaiiaries : A correspondent
of tho Journiil iV Atjrirullure I'royrcisioe
suggests a method of getting rid of these
pests that has the advantage of having
been most successful in his own ease. H
is to till their holes with chloride of lime
and oxalic acid, when a violent disen
gagement of chlorine takes place, their
holes are tilled with gas and they are
The test as to whether a young treo
i making sufficient growth or not is made
by examining its new shoots. If these
grow twelve to fifteen inches annually,
neither manure nor additional culture is
probably needed. If less than this
length of new wood is grown, something
is needed to stimulate the growth and
increase tho vigor of tho treo. N. Y.
So long as some people will eat the
skin of a sweet potato, after due remon
strance, try to make it as nearly eatable
as possible. To do this the potatoes
should be baked in a dripping-pan; tho
skin will then bo baked uniformly, nnd
there is almost no danger of its burning
on one side. If you havo enough left
from one meal to warm for another, do
not throw them away, but slice them
thin and fry them in butter.
A pretty way to cover a haircushion
is to knit stripes of zephyr worsted or ot
yarn in different colors. Suppose you
iiave three stripes, one of red, one ol
blue, and the third of black, knit them
together, put tlcm over the cushion, an d
at each corner fasten a scarlet bow. or,
instead of bows at the four corners, a
cord and balls ma le of worsted look
very pretty at the two front corners.
This cushion has a soft, warm look
which is appreciated in winter. AT. 11
Preserved Quinces: Quinces get
black if allowed to stand; pare them and
quarter them quickly; I remove tho
seeds, as it makes the sirup in boiling
pasty; I use hot water to put them in
when they are to be boiled; w hen they
aro boiled tender, take them out and
drain them; make a sirup with three
pounds of sugar to a pint of water; re
place the pieces of quince into the sirup
and cook very carefully; take out the
pieces and put in jars, and then add
sirup. St. Louis Globe.
Most persons, no doubt, havo seen
hogs eating hay during tho winter
monlhs, in but small quantities, it is true,
but still eating it. If clover is cut when
in fullest bloom, well cured and stored
away, the hay becomes a valuable food
'for hogs, especially when fed but little
else than corn. To utilize it, cut it in a
cutting box, a half to three-fourths of
an inch long, mixed with bran, shorts
or cornmeal, and moisten it with swill,
or even water; if made scalding hot tho
better. Then let it stand for a few
hours before feeding it out. Any of tho
grasses, if cut in bloom and made into
hay, will answer a good purpose, but
clover is preferable. Besides being
valuable as food, hay thus fed is a pre-
'ventive of diseaso in hogs full fed on
corn. Chicago Journal.
A perfect wheat soil, as has been re
peatedly stated on this page, must con
tain lime, potash, phosphate and nitro
gen in their various combinations with
other mineral elements, and in due pro
portions, and at the same time be sulli
ciently porous to permit water to pass
down readily and leave the surface dry
and firm. Lime soils aro especially
adapted to wheat. Sandy and gravelly
soils by liberal manuring can bo made
productive, and no means perhaps aro
more effective than clover and plaster or
Soils that yield good clover crops will
yield good wheat crops, and a clover
soil is one of the best natural prepara
tions for wheat. Not a few cultivators
seed corn ground to wheat. Some sow
wheat among the standing corn, but
this is not largely practised, as it leaves
the surface of the land in had order.
Others cut up tho corn and plow and
sow wheat. Tho lateness of this opera
tion is an objection in many sections.
Other cultivators select an oat field or
fallow land. There is a great diversity
of opinion in regard to sowing wheat
after barley or oats. Many successful
farmers do it; while, ou the other hand,
many consider the practice a careless
one and unworthy of good husbandry.
The relative merits of drill and broad
cast sowing of wheat aro discussed every
season. The area seeded with the drill,
according to recent reports, amounts to
fifty-seven per cent, in the wheat-growing
States. Where tho soil is in good
condition and free from obstructions in
tho way of rocks and stumps, the pref
erence is almost invariably for drilling.
Among the advantages claimed for drill
ing aro saving of seed and placing the
fertilizer in closer proximity to the seed.
A great argument in favor of drilling is
that it must be preceded by thorough
culture. Many farmers roll their laud
just before tho drill to solidify the sur
face, while tho soil is left loose under
neath. Clover and field-peas aro accepted as
among the cheapest and best renovators
of the soil and produce excellent results,
especially in thin soils. Tho application
of lime increases tho yield of any of tho
grain crops and is beyond question bene
ficial to wheat, but will exhaust the land
if persovored in without rotation. After
wheat is sown lime is often advantage
ously used as a top dressing when mixed
with ashes, muck, etc. Where tho use of
fertilizers is confined to tho practice of
spreading them over the ground and
plowing in, or scattering over the sur
face and harrowing in previous to sowing
the seed, the operation of fertilizing is
confined to stated periods of tho year.
But where the practice is adopted of
surface manuring after germination and
growth has been made, the work of man
uring may go on from fall until spring,
and in that way the winter accumulation
of manure be used. In no case is it well
to spread manure heavily enough to in
duce rank growth nnd thus endanger the
crop by lodging or rust. In applying
ground bone and the superphosphitesca
wheat it is generally sown broadcast.
Better drainage and better tillage are
each year being given by professional
wheat cultivators, who have also dis
covered that there is a happy medium
between very thick and very thin suod
ing. JV. Y. World.
Miss Lizzie Hammond, of San Frn
C'seo, fell and disjointed her neck, as
necks are expected to he disjointed whoa
their owners are hung, but her physician
chloroformed her, set tho joints together
as they belonged, and she is getting
well. This is something so marvelous
that the doctors of the Pacific slope itra
mulling over the case with great iutstf
st bitroit l'ost.
Early Autumn Costumes.
Readers are advised to select, for their
'arliest autumn costumes solid colors,
and use the simplest des.gns sent over
from Paris. For instance, get Sicilicnnn,
ottoman wool reps, or esshniero of a
dark shade of brown, green or red, for
the corsage and drapery of what, appears
to bo a prineesso dress, but really is a
cuirass corsage with the skirt entirely
separate and attached below the hips by
great hooks that eat"h on loops sewed to
Hie waist. If the waist is Sicilienne,
the skirt may be of plush or velvet ot
the same shade, nnd for a bride's vis
iting costume, or her traveling suit in
which she is to bo married, this will be
best of golden brown, darker seal
brown, or the new electric blue. The
basque should bo fitted smoothly over
the hips without any pleating added in
tho back seams and should he a "round
basque" that is, of even length nil
around, instead of being shortened on
the hips or lengthened in the back. This
basque of Sicilienne has a Breton vest
of tho same laid in very fine pleats as
far up as the top of the first dart, then
let fall in a loose soft puff, gathered in at
the neck, and finished there with a
double standing rufllo of Sicilienne that
should extend all around the neck. Tho
Breton vest, it will ho reiii"tnbercd, be
gins on the right sido and laps to tho
left, hiding the buttons that fasten the
fronts of the waist. Ou the edges of tho
vest, concealing where it begins, is a
plush rovers that extends all the way up
around tho back of tho neck; the edges
of this revers meet at the waist line and
are scalloped on the inner side and cord
ed with Sicilienne. For this vest Sici
lienne five-eights of a yard wide is used,
and the fine pleat.s, flatly pressed and
much lapped, are twenty in number. A
drooping fringe-like ornament of passe
menterie halls falls below the throat
across this vest, and similar ones are
on the plush eu'fs, directly over the back
drapery, hnd on each hip below the
plush pockets. The plush skirt, with
one side gore, a front gore and straight
back breadth, is cut out around the
lower edge in deep narrow scallops
six inches long and two inches wide
and these are bordered with Sicilienne;
these scallops fall on a box-pleated plush
balayeuse, 'The hip drapery of Sicilienne
represents short, full paniers in three
lengthwise box-pleats, with the edges
turned under in a p'lff. On tho plain
part aro pockets of plush long, narrow,
with bias corners and the fringe passe
For plain cloth dresses made at home,
Hercules braid two inches wide is the
trimming. These should have a habit
basque only two inches deep on the sides,
sharply pointed in front, and with the
long square middle forms of the back
held in two double box pleats. A row
of black Hercules braid is across these
box pleats, while the other edges of the
basque are corded. Two rows of braid
outline a vest up tho front, and aro
pointed to form cull's. The standing
ca let collar is of velvet the color of the
cloth, and dull old silver carved buttons
fasten the waist. The lower part of tho
skirt has a lengthwise tucked flounce
half a yard deep, with only its upper
half tucked, and the lower part failing
in loose pleats over a box-pleated balay
euse. The apron over-skirt is draped on
the lower skirt, and its edges are sewed
underneath at the head of the tucked
flounce. The front is much wrinkled
and has five rows of Hercules braid
lengthwise from the belt to tho edge.
Over this is worn a jacket mantle. This
is a partly fitted sleeveless jacket, with a
mantle drapery that falls low over the
arms liko a Dolman. It has deep
Byron collar of velvet, satin strings to
tie at the throat, and two rows of wide
braid for trimming. This costume,
made of old green cloth with many
parallel rows of black soutaijie, or of
invisible blue with black wide Hercules
braid, or of golden brown cloth with
the brighter ficelle-colored braid, will be
simple and stylish choice for the tirst
cold autumn weather. A turban of En
glish straw, with velvet brim trimmed
with many cocks' plumes, and one or
two small, meek, sad-looking doves, or
elso sea-swallows, in front, should be
worn with it. Harper's Bazar.
A Gentle Horse.
My wife, having been run away with
once, is always afraid the horse is going
to run away with her again. Yesterday
when Harrington, who runs tho Maple
wood Hall stables, brought up a span, he
had to stand tlje usual ipicstioning:
"Now, are they very gentle?"
"O, certainly kind as kittens."
"Did they everrun away?"
"Do you think they could run away?"
Harrington looked at the horses sadly
and said: "Madame, to be frank with
you, I don't think they could."
"Well, have they ever been fright
ened?" "No, never. Nothin' could frighten
'em," said Harrington.
"Has anything ever happened to them
that would have frightened them if they
had been skittish?" continued my wife,
"Weli, yes, ma'am, stithin' did hap-'
pen thill her day that would haveskeercd
em ef thev'd been skittish."
"What, 'Harrington what?"
"Why, I was drivin' along down the
Woolsey hill; a storm camo up, an' si
streaks of lightnin' struck them horses
right on tho head, and "
"Did they run?"
"No, ma'am; they didn't move, lhe
jest stood still and pawed the ground for
more lightnin'. They liked it."
"An', the next day, continued Har
rington, "A city feller was drivin' this
team, an' he let a railroad train go right
"Did it kill them?"
"Go, but the city feller was all used
up. lint you oughteraseen them horses.
They acted so human like. Why, when
they picked them out of the trees, they
walked straight up to that city feller,
took hold of liis clothes with their teeth,
"Lifted him right back into the wagon
again, and "
"My gracious me!"
"And then they hitched themselves
back onto the wagon and drove them
selves home. Didn't they, Mr. Ket
tollel"' Eli Perkins, in Jf. Y. Commer
Poor Shells at Alexandria.
1 called attention last week to the very
unsatisfactory accounts respecting the
inefficiency of the shell fire at Alexan
dria. It seems that, so far from the un
exploded Inflexible shell (to which I
then alluded) being the only instanco in
which the fu.o failed, scores have been
found lying about in the samo condi
tion. Tho cost of this sort of ammuni
tion is enormous, and if half of the shells
aro to prove harmless, wo seem to get
very little for our money. The question
demands the immediate attention of tha
War Office. It is no uso to mount great
guns for tho purpose of discharging
shells which do not ignite London
Stopping a Bullet With the Thumb.
A curious nnd litna-known pi peri
meiit, showing the resistance of the air
in (jnns, is described by Professor 1 fnniel
Colhidou, of Geneva, in a recent li tter
to M. Melsenn. Ha was lonp' in the
habit of showing it to his classes. It!
resell.! ih s the feat that was soiiiefiines
performed by soldiers with the old Swiss
curliincs. M. Colhuion fully charred
with compressed air thn hollow iron
breech of an air-pun, serving as a reser
voir. Having screwed up the gun ho in
troduced a round lead bull, running
freely, but nearly filling the bore; then
pluoing the gun vertically, he eized tho
upper end, and pressed his thumb vigor
ously on the mouth. The gun was then
"fired" by an assistant; the thumb re
mained in position, and the ball was
heard to fall bnek n the bore. There
upon, after recharging the breech with
the same ball, he shot the latter at a
pine board about one-fourth of an inch
thick, or a pane of glass, and it passed
through. The experiment, M. Colladon
says, is without danger if the opertttoi
in sure of tho strength of bis thumb, if
the gun is more than thirty-two inches
long, and if the ball is spherical and
nearly fills the gun, (in which it must
net like a piston). The least uncertainty
in the very vigorous pressure of the
thumb nnd the hermetic closure of the
gun, may entail serious injury to the
thumb. While M. Colladon has re
peated the experiment twenty or thirty
times without the least inconvenience
either from shock or heat, a trial of it
is perhaps hardly to be recommended..
Swan's Skin and English Complexions.
An English statistician says that no
less than 7,00(1 swan's skins are nnnually
imported into London alone for the ex
clusive manufacture of the "puffs'' used
for the purpose of laying powder to the
face. Fvery swan's skin makes about
sixty puffs, which would make an an
nual consumption of 4'20,0O0 puffs. Is,
then, the natural whiteness of the Eng
lish skin a myth ? The same English
statistician says that tons of rice mid
wheat powder are consumed anuuall v in
England, nnd he regrets the wnste of so
much rice nnd wheat, which might be
better used to feed the starving. LaJy'i
l ictorial M in-lit.
Tho st,ump of a pine ling-pole raised
in Elniira by the Whigs during the
"Tippecanoe and Tyler too" campaign,
forty-two years ago, was dug up the
other day, and the sight of it recalled to
many of the old inhabitants the stirring
scenes amid which it was dedicated. A
grand jollification meeting was held on
the day on which the flag was hoisted,
nnd the enthusiasm lasted until late into
the night. But the first rays of the
morning sun kissed, not the glorious
banner of the Whigs, but a red flannel
petticoat which the enemy bad hoisted
iu its place. AC . Times.
Lately at the Theatre Royal,
Dubbo, Australia, while Mrs. South was
singing magnificently in "Mine. Angot,"
a bearded and top-booted mine r entered
the auditorium and sought out his rough
looking and coarsely attired mate.
"Well chum, how is it getting on ?" asked
the late comer. "Well," replied the
other, "she was n-singiu' just like old
peaches all to herself, until a lot of yel
iow idiots aud worsen rushed in and
drowned lier pretty voice by jining their
screeches into a regular gulch squall."
A thirteen-year-old girl, living near
Iloumn, La., has a light-brown benrd
kwo inches long. K. O. I'iciyune.
The Richmond (Va.) Stale writes: tx
Mayor J. A. Gentry, Manchester, this
state, was cured of rohumatism by St.
Vert like It: Tutor " What, what Mum.
Wee! How do you translate emetipaum!"
Master Mumbles (with acme alight hesitar
tion) " Half tipsy, ir 1" London 2'unch.
We know from experience St. Jacobs
Oil will cure rheumatism. Peoria 111. )
So they hsve cot a corner on tan-bark,
hiwothey! Well, well; that accounts for
the different flavor of boardiu-bouie cotlea
Dr. R, V. Pierce's " Golden Medical Dis
covery cures every kind of humor, from
the common pimple or eruption to the
Four to six bottles cure salt-rheum or
One to five bottles cure the worst kind of
pimples on the face.
Two to four bottles clear the system of
boils, carbuncles, and sores.
Five to eight bottles cure corrupt or run
ning ulcers and the worst scrofula.
By druggists, nnd in half-dozen and
dozen lots ut great discount.
Tna Burr family hove had a reunion la
Maine, which reminds the New York Tim
that the Burra always stick together.
Another velvet season Is one of the cer
tainties announced thus early by the mer
chants. The best service la Riven by the close,
abort pile ve'.vetsuchas the Nonpareil Velvet
een, which la not easily marred or crushed.
The Nonpareil Velveteen la found iu all the
stylish new shades, and when made up, with
the pile turned upward, It cannot be distin
guished from silk velvet. The dillereuce In
the price makes a garment cost about ono
third aa much as if made of Lyon's aillc
Velvet." From farper'$ JSazar, Sejitemlxr 1
To be purchased from ail irat-claia dry goods
CINCINNATI, September 28, 1882.
LIVE STOCK. Cattle Common... 1 7.1 iuC2 75
t'imice hulrhers 4 Wl an 4 75
Fair ti. lentil uliippurs 4 Ou 5 50
UIMiS-r.'iniiii'U 6 vt) let 7 M)
...1 iiu'kcre . 7 75 ia 8 au
Slll.KI- 2 76 iu, 4 75
KLol K Family 4 50 in 4 75
I urn v 6 (i 5 75
CHAIN -Wheat Mcdilerruuean.- Mt in 1 00
JSo. 2 winter red 17 in
Cum - No. 'I mixed Ci.'.ia)
Ouu So. 2 mixed, Dew 35 Hu
Hye-No. 2 Hi a 64
H. A V Timothy, No. 1 12 60 w13 u
liKMP Wiiul'le dreised a ( 9
I'KijVlSioNS Pork Meat -.22 50 122 75
l.ard-Slem 12 12r
iMiiir-'urbd ltauia - 15 i4 154
Hiu-.in 1 lear aides 16 if J54
BUTTfctt Western itoaerye 2-1 25
Pome Creamery 2S g4 do
WOOLt'iiwaiibed Merino 22 ol 23
Kleece waMied 35 J S
Fit I IT AN o VEOFTABl.l.S-
Futiiluea, per barrel, from stora I 75 ft 2 00
Applet,, prime, per barrel 1 50 H 2 00
rtucut, per kaulil, prime 1 00 10 1 M
FLOTH Stat aud WaaUrn M 40 (Br5 l
(liKid t.iclioiee 6 25 m S 25
CHAIN Wlieal No. 2 red 1 Oo'va) I Vi
No. 1 whim 1 1..(4 1 MX
Corn No. 2 mixed "itVjia) 74
Oiua mixed SO w 42
POltK. MeM 21 25 21 50
FLOTIt Western 4 0 AM 50
UHA1N Wheat-No 2 red winter. I t-1"
Corn No. 2 H'a'1
(lam-No. 2, new .. Sl'le
lire No. X ..
pOitli MeM 21 24 21 I7'
I. AKK Sieaia - 1-20 ti'2-22,'.,
V - 1 2
COTTON Middling US'
Fl.ot'K A No. 1 i HI ie 4 78
t,UAlN Wheat No. 2 red, new... 00 a
t'.,ru No. 2 white .. 7o 72
Corn No. 2 mixed 6K W 70
Oula-No. 2, new.., 84 w H
POltK. Mem 22 74 0
WHF.AT new f
CHUN .-. - a
OATS, wbiu,, new M 82 to)
L1VK eTO( K-Callle ,
llutetien' stoek 2 " W 4 w
Bmi'yiuK taiilu W ka "
It In ulirnvn jrp:iM nfier ynw'va tolil t
f urin v T rn to li.ive n..ine!-lT in the rriiw.I
rrinci tliit bo always IlkoJ that itorv.
Vkk liinu, stiitHnu "f-Wood, con
mitni.ttnn, nnd killdre.l sllertioiiH, cured
without plivxirisn. AiMrc for treati-e,
wiih two Mumps. Worth's Iiiio'Fnsary
Meiucai. Association, Hullalo. N. Y.
Tni venr people tinvo tifen oln nT to
1'CtkI tle-ir laenej, uot to iprnd tin iuiniir.
A. O. l'ii-ayunf.
Thm Atmlnfifr I"flr."
Thin fTprenslori orlnlnntd with Wnihlnor
tnn Irvine, Slid ws designed to prtoiiif.T
American ldolulr, or papain for cln. And
vet h d .llr.r 1ms msii rUv!eg functions, f or
i tonnle, It will bilta buttle of Mihler' Herb
bitters, the only relint.le eellle for Klieumn
tisia, Tvspept, t'oiiftlpiition, Fever and
Ai.-u.-, Dysentery, Kidney nnd Liver diea' a,
aiid nio-d of Hie' common disorder! of tua day
vliiuh defy otlier inediciuea.
Stbp on ft woman's trail nnd the has a
claim for dainn.ps. Her redress ta new
dri'aa. X U. J'tuiyunt.
Tiifrs is no need of being imposed on if
you will insist on having the l-'razer brand
of Axle Urease, tine greasing will last
Thf ulircwd old man told tils amiable llttla
boy tint It wai U'ttcr to waste other people'!
time thiiD bi8 owii.
" A fro fif Jnf In Kt7 fnlit."
Dr. K. V. I'ikuce, liutlalo. N. Y.: Three
months a-'O 1 was broken out with large
ulcers nnd sores on my body, limbs and
face. 1 procured vour " Golden .Medical
Discovery" and " Vurgative 1'ellets " and
have taken six bottles, and to-day I nm in
good health, all those ugly ulcers having
healed and left my skin fn n natural,
liealtiiv condition. I thought nt one time
that I' rould not lie cured. Although I
can but poorly express my gratitude to
you, vet there is a drop of joy in every
word write. Yours trulv,
JAMKri O. lSKl.t.lS. I-leniington, N. J.
"Discovery" sold by druggists.
A waiTitR In the MuMi-ii1 Fdurat'o writes
an "How to Breathe." Totliose who are not
too lazy it will be found lute restiuc. .V. I.
' Perlirll.T oiulerf nl."
Momi.F, Ala., Feb. 21, lSSft.
IT. II. Wakvkr iV Co.: ,Sos Your Safe
Kidney and Liver Cure ha" entirely cured
me of a chronic kidney and bladder di. ease.
Its effect is perfectly wonderful.
I.I'NJAMIN M. ,-TF.Y! M.
It la downright mean, the way we serve onr
teeth. In ehildliooJ we cut them, and in old
age drop them.
As stores nre quickly abandoned with
the completion of rnilronds, no the hiurh,
drastic, catluirtic pills, composed of crude
nnd bulky medicines, are quickly aban
doned with the introduction of lir. l'ierce's
" l'lensant I'lirentive Pellets." which nre
sugar-coated, and little larger tbr.n mus
tard seeds, but composed of hiirhly con
centrated vegetable extracts. By druKists.
I.atln Is a dead lnmruaije, and that la why
doctora me it for writing out their prescrip
tions. iV. 0. Picayune.
Quick, complete cure, all annoying Kid
ney, Kindlier and I'rinary I'istases. H.
I nie;gists. Send for pamphlet to E. t.
Wllls, Jersey City, N. J.
A riAiT.T paper says a Coney Islander was
allot in the biawl. ' Now, what part of the
buiuun auatomv is that?
Ltons ITeel tPtifTenTS keep new boots an3
shoes straight. Uy falioe and hardware dealers.
Wns prayers are put fn a book they art
bound to bo repeated.
The Voltiic Brur Co., .Marshall. M eh., will
send Dr. Die's Celebrated Fie. iro-Voltaic
Belts and Klectric Appliance oa trial for
thirty days to men (younsr or ofdj who are af-
eleted wiih nervous debility, lost, vitality and
indrcd troubles, murnnteeiur fcpeedy and
complute restoration of heali ti and mauly vliror.
Address as abnve. N. B. No risk is iucurred,
as thirty day's trial is allowed.
Menfman's peptonized beef tonic, the
only preparation of beef containing its
entire nutrHimis prnjicrtirs. 1 1 contains blood
making, force-geiieratimr mid life-sustain-ing
properties; invaluable for indigestion,
dyspepsia, nervous prostration, and all
forms of general debility; also, in all en
feebled conditions, whether the result of
exhnustion, nervous prostration, overwork
or ncute disease, particularly if resulting
from pulmonary complaints. Caswell,
Hazard & Co., proprietors, New York. Sold
Try the new brand Spring Tobacco.
ft-.!? ft t
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbaqo,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell'
ings and Sprains, Burns znd
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
Ho Prsparttion on sartti o.uals St. Jxmas Oil
as a ane, aure, titiitile and ehtap ILxttmsl
Jteraedy. A trial siitails but 111 compsrmtiTsly
InfllDg outlsy of 60 Cents, and svnry oos suffering
with pain oao bsTa cheap aud posture proof ol lis
Dirsotlons in Klsrsa Langaacea. V
I0LD 7 ALL EED0QI8T8 AKD DEALE13
A. VOGEIsER fc CO.,
Alallimore, ttd., V. S. jL.
That terrible irourg
fevt-T ana uc, ami
lu c niftier, blllout
feciluui ot tin torn
ah, liver ana ooweli,
produced by mluiiia
tlo air and waitr, art
botb radlcatud aad
prevented by the tut
of Hoiietter'i Stom
ach Bitu-ri, a purely
vegetable elixir, la
dorr-ed by physlrlana,
mid in u re eiieiiBWe
ly uii-d a rfnirdy
tor the hNovu cIaui of
dlatorditr, as well ai
fur nmny ul tiera.tliau
any in ''die I in of the
For -sale by all
lrufrK" &"d Xt aj
AeiCNTft WaMTI U for the Beat and Kasleet
lilnti 1' let u rial Buoki and Itlblt-a. I'rtct-i reduced
& per ccul. Hahuuai. f i:uLuuiNu Co., PliUad'a, ha.
W I VTOTTheatra Muilr. Oatalogaei free Thorn to
1t Cei.t buys Lovely Ad. Cards aad a Nona
to buwi Cuwk ItVuk. OMy.C. Uj.iwW. txrua,M. Y
- -" " "Vi : 1
VfiROTT ANT'S (lARCUNO OTL It tbf
oM".t uti'l the atHii-lni.I liniment nf thr
I nttf-rt Sliitf-. I.hi ire io, Jl.lMl; n,eimm;.0
routs; sniiill, 'Z' en its: ntni'l fci.e fnr fuinlly
W ent; M rrehfint P Woi sii 'I nWet-. f.
cents. For Nule ly every drugibt ntitl dealer
In general nierehnmlisc.
For Family Vse.
Tbf Cnrjrlinir Oil Liniment with wnrr
wit ppfk. pre.jmred for hnninn nVh, .4 put
hp in puuili tin! ties. 1. ami doc not etutn
the skin. 1'rice lit cent).
The Oftrslliiir Oil Altrunap for
Is. now in the linnn nf our pHulrr. nn1 will
be ready for dit rihut Inn dtihinr th ni"inln
(f No enilitr r ami lieeetniT. 1K. TlieAl
mtinnr for the coming year will be more use
ful Hnd Itntruettvp than ever, nnd will I
aunt lree to uny uddrusd. Write lur one.
Ask the Nearest Drnvrirtst.
If the denlerx in your rdnno do not kcp
MTrh;.nt (ihi Hmk Oil for mile, i n-u't upon
their m tidinj.-to ii, or when? thevir' t ttielj
medii'iiH -f. tin I Kt it. Keep the Kiltie well
eorked. and jdml.o It before uhii. YvMow
tvi iDp-.T fur uiii'ual and white lor human
The Mfrohnnt Onrpline Oil bnt been In
tiM- as a liniment for hull century. Ail wr
iik is a tun ti ial, but bu w.ru uud iulluw di
Tin Onrfflinsr Oil nni Merrhnnfs Worm
Tablets Hit' lot- Mile bv nil dniLTi-t s and deal
er iu gent'iul mtri Uuudue ibmuiiout the
Miinufneturr-d at lioekport. K. T., by Mtx
uluuit" iJ-aririinjr Oil Cuuiiuiuy.
AliMH.l I A'l KIFIF.STHEIII.OOD. Iqual-
tron lta Circulation, Begulatea Ita Supply, ImprOTM
It Quality, therefore Furnish Vital Snarcy.
.... CONQI FH DIPFABE, -
FF.Itl'ECTS IMGKSTiON, Improves tha Aprtit,
Cleanses the Liver and Kidnaya ; Acta aa a Kild stom
achio and Imparts Vitality and Zlaatioir y to avary Or
Ban of the Body. Torraulae in uae 00 years. ..
.... IT HA NO PEER
MALARIA GIVI ft IP T1IE CHOHT uon VM
while the iystem is brounht ta a state of perfect heal til
and visor. Get It at onoo. $1. per Bottle
MtRhler'e Green Label Bitters, aSpeeiilc forBcrofol.
Old Bores, Syphilis, ?., while Miahler's Red Label
Eittoroaro prepared expressly f"T Cisraana peculiarto
Females. tl.O per ltottle..
All sold by Emiita.
Bui tor book
"IteiaWtifjtjr 0f Hs<h."
ITERB HITTERS CO.,
Parker's Pleasant Worm Syrup works like a Charm.
AjKVIH WAKTED FOR THE
BY ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS.
It contains narlr 800 fine Dortrnlt nnd pnnraTintrs
oflmttl 'H ami oth -r historical scem. a'i 1 Is ihr muSt
complrtt; nml valualilu himury evr pubiht'd. 1 Unsold
by HiiN-cripili'n only, and A iff at ore Vnte very
co'imy. Scud fur circular aad extra' v.ui tg Agents.
ftTiosiL I'uBi.iBumo Co., Y t. Arl jliia, Pa.
In RtiTindiinre. M Million pomvJn
importt'd lat year. Prices lower
5 in mi k er. AKfiiiH wuiivnf, iuu j
n IJ wuttte time. bttid for circular.
10 Urn. t.ood Hlark or lHIxrd, for 1.
10 Vine l.lack or Ilixcd, lor $2.
10 Ui. Choice li.acU or Mixed, ior $3.
pnrt for round flnmnle. 17 ctt. extra fr p-Mtae.
'Hun KL't up a clii'f. Choicest Tea lu the worM.
LurK'Jbt VarU fv. I'lrsoes t-vrry)oi)r . tUdett lea
!f.He In America,. No rhnmio. Nu Uuuibug.
Btraiirht h:i:;iriej.. Value fur money.
XIUtt'T WLLUS,4a Yearj St., IN. Y.,I0. Box 1287.
r ax r ) u i umutnr hip iiu." r- w r.iom
Blood, anl will ccuipMr)? rl.aitKQ tLe blood in tlif
entire a litem In tlm-e month. Any penton wa
tiati one fill fiicli ntkht from 1 to it wck ma be
reaitored to mm lid health, if ueh a thinK possible,
BitiJ evervwlifrr nr Bent by mail tor i-ttr Ffampa.
I. s. Johnson & to., Bo si on. Mhm,
. ::'i'' - j
f I Get "P Clubi fr our CM
Jf 'TX BKaTSD TltaVS, and rur a beauitfal
(44 (iwriH, . umr own ln'rUUit. Una
f ttirati bau(lful Tea :-U aTlWD iwit
U lt, tmi i, t:,a.i. Club for tV 00. llt-war of ti.a '-4-a.l-s
' CtlhAP TK-S " lht are btlnt; adrt1l 1 lituy ara dair'"US
an,! dvtrlinatiial t" licbllh w polami. Ual only wilt. rvllaLia
1I naa tml Uli tlf M haluli It pmalMf, '-) bu:nhu(r.
Tins tirpat Aiueritaiii Tf Co., linporter,
P. U. Uux II M Vtei.1 dl,, iSw YujS
to tend for mr fall pric
-jjliat for iHVi. Fr tm
iny acdrtfss a.wa ppll
-,Atlofl i enif.in dtwiT D.
txifor ri.iinl ur V .mil
W, with otot S.VOO u.ti.trafoiia. Wi, tail fi(xli t
liolftrtlf piict-i In ij'int L (34 to :t rue pnrc!iaff
Tna Ktj ini;tu' m m n lunke t!ii (ii-lr x-tiii buai
Du ,WO It.OJitlt 1 S A K II A CO..
tt KJ Wubutlt Avtuue, ( alrain, llliuuls.
T,T?'RT!T a wood iMon
a Hoiftoioelt: Hun toniouw
ind How Han) Mtn Abuve III Our j ainplilet Pfijt
f tve to any atilriBS. Also 40 pHtrt-ii?l if Kiiivts,
Kit.urs iintl Seinmut, witli dii t't tiuiis tor uHing.
Saiiilo liiiinl-liiv'"ll. rn.ur su-t'l, t bln1 Jntlc
KiniH i'-ui pi-st-i'iii't lf.r Gotwl I blmlr, j.rR.
AilUruM UAHtR k OUObH.a Monro St. Toledo. 0.
tUtfM frU L. Mai
i, 10 aluaVj fl .lltftlKn, Mui.
tTTT l-n AND NOT
il wind ny i
nv wArrd LJ W KAR OI'T.
CrTVffS t'v Wu hmik-'i-rt. liv uiail, 5 Circulars
0JXjU FKK1C. J. H. itlHOli & I'O.. :H hej Ht.. h.
nilPPirC "mt worE iB the TJ. 8. for tbemonsT.
U U U U I L W xiwiwry Gmi'ifaioaW"
Villi A UL I'M AN A TAkLiUil CU, MsiuU.iJ, GUIs.
A MOVTH and board In 7iur coantT- MfB
or Ldlei. PU-tiftaUt lui urt. Addrt's
I'.W InhLlliC . UuiM. Chlcacu, id.
' 'elllfifc n Iclri. In ttif w..i :1 f etiije free
Addi eis J. A. Urgniuo, Leiroii. Mluti.
YnilNfi MPiV 11 ou wnt lt lf,rn TrtUgraj.hy isj
1 UUI1U till. II ft fvW m atlt ha, and txt orl Jn at a UU
uatioa, addreas VAl-tNTlMi bhutt.. Jiiih-, Wta.
SURR cmtB forFptlfr7 or Fits In M hours. Fres
i to poor. Lik. KKUbK, Mi Arm-uiil be St. Luuia,Ms
inon snouia ne pns
I uy cViry yontiK tAq
oinja. Tin t'iTpi.'fj
It it at lli 44rHi
at'Hk'-u uy PVi ry
lo art I
at at i i d
I s? Write for CuiitML- Joui ual tui rru.
A, N. H.-K.
HHlllMtf 1 AUVavaftsltir.St.
vtj aaw tUm alvsriiasmtsik tat,
iw m mm
Alii II f.liMi! MffUWti
" s v s
truth m. rSx
a. ir u4 I wl vt dalr, Mud a Ci ' Kit ai.'T fl- f I
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