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Scanty Toilets of Confederate Belles-- The Cost of Fancy Goods. Mrs. M. F. t1andv in Phila. Weekly Times. 1o Daring General Sheridanl's last raid a General Custer and his staff slplped over night at the honse of a phlanter in th Fluvanna County. Viiginia. lianugh - h tily, yet courtel usly, after the fashion li, i of well-bred peopI wiho can not heelp at themselves, the lest in the hoese was e placed at their dispousal. Among tl e a Arst of Cestcr's requirements was i bath, and tubs aend water, with honme made towels, were readily folthconm log. Not so, however, were sponges and Turkish towels. At this the t. General showed some anger, stppos- J - sing the neglect intenti onal. Whenc his servant was assured by the lady of the houise that her stock ief yseMht articles was exhausted anid could not be replenished % ithin the Confede- 4 rate lines, miaster and lman were in tensely disgusted, and Custer.express- ,i ed his astonishment that civilized , people could exist without them. f, Sponges were not to he had at any 4 price in Richmond during the war of , 1564 5, the few inmported to Charles , toun ad \\'iluingtoin being kept for hospital use. The ladies knit bath- e ing gloves of course cotton yarn in c garter-stitch, making a close ribbed c' surface with gave tihe desired fiiction. The cargoes brought by the blockade runners consisted chiefly of munli- t1 tions of war, medicines and staple ., dry goods. Only occasionally a pack age of fancy goods was included, and these were soon exhansted- -the de mind far exeeeding the supply. hair pine, needles, pins, scissors, conmbhs, &c., brought fancy prices. In Janu ary, 1865, a common guttapercha c tuck-comb bought to order in Wil mington, N. C., cost $50-equal to $1 25 in giold-at which price the purchaser was glad to obtain it, Rich mond and Charleston having been previously ransacked in vain in search for one. A great deal of smuggling was carried on across the border, principally by women, and the stores bought by the sutlers in the Federal army were solme small compensation to even the most rebellious women for the presence of the army under whose shadow they came. .Quilted petticoats were the fashion then, as now, and many of them were made to order for smuggling purposes. In one the filling was skeins of tewing silk, in another papers of quinine, and on with every thing which could be crowded into small compass. La dies who came through the lines un der flag-of-truce were rigorously searched; nevertheless, a great deal that was contraband of war came through with them. A school girl acquaintance of the writer displayed much ingenuity on such an occasion. "I brought my waterfall cushion full of morphine to Dr. --," she said "The morphine was in tissue paper; over that I laid dark cotton batting, and over that curled hair in an inviri ble net. They made mue take my hair down and shake it out. Miss Kerr carried dispatches to Beaure gard in hers, you know. I tell you, though, I was seared when the wo man who searched me ran a hair-pin through the cushion. I had dispatch es, too, on thin paper, folded and sewed into a pocket pin-cushion, buit, as they were wsitten with invisible ink and I had taken care to soil the cushion, I didn't feel frightened about them. It was a risk, though, for if they had found them I should have been sent to the Old Capitol Prison." 0 Ages of United States Senators. [Cincinnati Inter-Ocean.] f I have taken considerable pains to I collect and compile the ages of Sen- t ators. One familiar with their faces and figures will be very much sur prised with tihe result, as some of the oldest-looking men are the youngest in years, and some of the most aged show less than their younger collea goes the "corroding hand of care" ( and Time. The following list will show the names of Senators and the r years in which they were born : 1809-Hamhin. 1810-Morrill. 1812-Armstrong, Christiancy. 1813-Thurman, Kirkwood. 1815-Anthony. 1816-Dawes, Eaton, Howe, Kernan 1817-Saulbnry, Saunders. 1818-Harris, Johnson, Barnum. 1819-McDonald. 1820-Vice President Wheeler. 1821-Sharon, Withers. 1822--Beck, Dennis. 182.3-Davis (West Va). Hill, Gro 1824-Matthews, Morgan, Oglesby, Rollins, Whyte, Burnside. 1825 - Lamar, Maxey, Hereford, Booth, Chaffee. 1826- McMillan, Randolph, Ran som, Cameron (Wis.) 1827-Windom, Ferry. 1828- Edmunds, Bayard, Voorhees. 1829-Coukling, Coke Allison. 1830--Blaine, Jones (Nev.) Merri mon, Paddock, Patterson, Teller, Kellogg. 1831-Wndleigh. 1832--Gordon, Garland, Jones (Fin.) 1834--Ingall McPherson, Mitchell, Cameron (Pa.) 1834-Cockrell. 1836-Spencer. 1837-Plumb. 1840-Conover. 1841-Brnuce. 1842-Dorsey. Wallace, Davis of Illinois. and Mc Creery of Kentucky declined to give their ages. Edmunds is the oldest looking man -one would take him to be lni cente. narisn, at least, and he could sit very appropriately for the Wandering Jew. Ferry, who sits behind him, and is one year older, looks young enough to be his son ; so does Booth, who is two years older. Dorsey is the youngest man who ever sat in the Senate; hle has been there nearly fire years, and easne in at the age of thirty ; as young as is allowed by the constitution. Vies President Wheeler, Booth Mc Donald, Anthony, Burnside and Cam eron, of Pennsylvania, are unmarried. The discovery has been made that a man to be a reformer must have more back bone than a sardine. Beecher's idea that there is no hell is bad for newspaper publishers as so many subscribers ,may now utterly refase to pay up, if they have the meeost remote suspeeion that Beecher tnowwwhat he is talking about. .XMONtG the FAr l EnRS. Cattle in Winter. As the years run, farmn work will not press this m0onth, and yet, if the weather shlionl chance to be mild iatld ,l)wn, Ihe re will be no need of any 1oss of time for want of some thing to do. The chores about the ( bIarn, in tihe woodshedi and the tool house will occupy a large share of F attentio n, and they c(anlnot hle nieglect- i eid. Thie liiv st k of every kinlld is entiiely depenldeit upon us at this seasin, and the thrift and profit of 11 (cows, horses, sheep, pigs and pioultry, S.ill lits or tall in propoirtion to the care which they teceive. some foill:s think, or seerm t tthicik, that if they give cattlet enough to eat in toil weatller, it is all the cain do. But IS 11iIan does not live by bread alone, the cattle that inilisteri to his coimi fort and supply his wants, do not Ihrive by hay alone. IIuly may keep them alive, but to secure thrift we must study their comfort ill eveiy way, antid this requires us to look out for cleanlitness, good air, good water anid enlough of it, witlhout exposing time to the extremel cold of stormy weiather. We think the card and the cuit'y comb ought to have exercise every day, and they aglee with a cow's back uncommoilnly well. A change of variety of food, also, seems to be, desirable, though thllee Iliy Ie some ditference of opinionu on - this ioilit. We prefer to have a few Ciroots to feed, or pumpkins, and if we hadn't tlhese we should waniit to i give a simall allowance of meal or shorts in addition to the regular ra tions of hay. The obl style of wintering cattle in very many, if not nIiost of our Scoluntry towns, was not calculated to brinig cattle out very well in the Ssprling. They went into the winter e usually on notling but swale hay ' and often not a very liberial supply of " that. Farmers had a large lmow or I two of coarse bog hay that tlhey thought miust be eaitte up, anld they r, resoued that it was best to get rid If it first, in the early part of the winter, l and they fed lout this coailse hay, the I poorest they had, in December and ' J;anuary, so as to lelive the best, or Englisli ihay, till spring, and they d, usually continued to feed ithe young 15 stock with it all through the winter. te If they got cattle through alive they n were apt to think themselves lucky. ig In a large majority of cases their e, stock was poor, and Dot unfrequentllly i they were nothing but skin and - bones. There has been vast improve in aent in the wintering of stock in the I1 last quarter of a century, aud, though al there are cases of neglect and bad Smaiiagement now, here and there, we Sunderstand the priiciples of feeding d lbetter than our fathers lanld grand e* fathers did, alnd cattle, as a general dil rule, are far better winteled than they dused to be. They are less exposed to r; cold storms than they used to be. "' They are not purposely left out to . "tOlgheln," ais they used to be, and ii so they cole oiut in the spring in as better condition.-IPlowtiall. P, _____ Consomme--Rich broth, clarified, becomes consomme. It is the best and most nutritious food that can be a given to old people, because it is easily digested, and does not require any mastication: it is, in fact, to old people what milk is to the infant. Consomme is best in a liquid state, having the same nutritive properties. After having strained the broth, put it back in the kettle with (foi two quarts of broth) two onions and two carrots in slices, two raw eggs, a few ounces of chopped, lean beef; beat the whole well together, set on the fire, and boil gently until clear. The process will take about half an hour ; then strain, arnd it is ready. If it is wanted very nutritious, use more chopped meat. A Nice Way to Cook Venison. Cut it up into pieces and stew tender, taking care that it stews dry. Whlion done season with pepper and salt, I add some butter or fat and let it fry and brown in the kettle, turning the pieces occasionally; take out the meat, pour in water, thicken and season for gravy. To Cure IHams.-Let them be thor oughly rubbed with salt ; be sure that every part is completely covered, pack them on a table or inl a barrel, and let them remain one week ; then brush off the salt, smoke, and they are ready for use. Hams cured in this way are much more tender and sweeter than when placed in strong brine and allowed to remain for w.eeks, then soaked for several days in cold water before smoking. Frosted Lemon Pie.-Take the yelks of 3 eggs, 1 cup of sugar, the grated rind and juice of 1 lemon, 2 spoonfuls of corn-starch, a small piece of butter and 1 cup of sweet milk; bake; then on the top spread the whites of 3 eggs beaten to a stiff froth, with 3 spoonfuls of sugar; put it back in the oven and brown 1 min ute. Aunt Nancy's Corn Cake.-Two enps of sweet milk, and one of sour; three cups of meal, and one of flour; one-half cup of molasses; one tea spoonful of soda, and one of salt, and steam two and one-half hours. To Remove Ink Stains.-Ink stains in cotton or linen goods can be re moved by washing in salt and water. This should be done previous to washing the fabric with soap. Potato Pie.-Boil common or sweet potatoes till well done, then mash of strain. To each 1I pints add l pints of tuilk, a little melted butter, 2 eggs with sugar, salt, and nutmeg or lenm on to flavor. Pennsylvania Flannel Cakes. - - quart of milk, I teaspoonful of salt, 3 eggs, the whites beaten separately to a stiff froth. Mix milk, salt and yelks, then stir in the flour till a batter is made suitable for griddle-eakes, then, when ready to bake, stir in the whites. -A Nice Way to Cook Venison. Cut it up into pieces and stew ten der, taking care that it stews dry. SWhen done season with pepper and salt, add some butter or fat and let it fry and brown in the kettle, turning the pieces occasionally; take out the r meat, poor in water, thicken and season for gravy. 1 CSt,, 'AtI. M. .U.II..ICII. aspari & lDicti'iel, (Laoste" Building) FRONT St., NATCIIITOCIIES, La. GRANI) opening of a NEW M.\AMOnrl FALL ANI) WINTEIR STOCK, direct fromu the New Orleans and Ea.iter mar. kets, consisting in part of I)RY GOOl)S, CLOTIHING, IIATS, lDOOT'S, SHOIES, GROCERIES, CROCKERY, 11HARD WARE, & e., &c. LADIES .NI) GENTM' FURNISHING GOODS. In tact, A futll lino ofGOl0t1)4 for thl country trade All of which they are selling at less than; NEW ORLEANS PIlICIS FOR CASH. Call and examine the largest and most comr pletestock ever Iought to this market and satisfy yourselves as to their pm ices. I E' Highest price paid for ('otton and coun D try produce, in cash o, merchandise. SMarch 2--ly. M. H. CARVRTER. FRONT STREET, Natchitoches, La. For the FALL and WIN TER Trade. NEWV GO)ODS New Goods ! ! r'lIE entire stock is better and more I scelect thau any evory introducetld into this market, and lhavinig been ltlllilchlsl with CASH, can be sold loer'r thau the lotwest. The Motto of the Firm is to sell ChEAPER THAN THE CIIEAPEST. l0 Call and examine our stock, which consists in paIrt of CASSIMERES, JEANS, TWEEDS, KERSEYS,` PRINTS, BROWN & BLEAC'IIED COTTONS, LOWLES LADIES' DIRESS GOODS, TRIMMINGS, BIILANKETS, Woolen Goods of all kinds. BOOTS, SIOES, LAI)IES' and GENT'S. HATS Clothing, a full and Complete Assort mont. Crockery, Hollow & Wil low Ware. A full line of FANCY and FAMIAl GROCERIES, WINES, LIQUORS. &C. lBooks, Stationery, &c., &c. In fact v A FRESH and select stock of goods always on hand, which naving been purchased on ea cash basis enables us to offer extra induce t' ments to cash buyers. I ighest cash price paid for cotton and other S produce. and liberal advances muade in cash e n merchlantise ,on ousinulent ocMarch 23-tyv. T. IIOUE, SIGN, AND ORNAMENTAL Shop on FRONT Street, Cornor TOULINE, 1 TCHITOCIIES, LA. LAZING, Graining and Staining done in the most artistic styles. Orders solicted and estimates furnished on ap plication. Dec. 1,-6-m. Steam Saw Mill. J. H. STEPHENS. (Seven Miles South of Natchlitoches.) AS ON HAND and is prepared to fur Hnish on short notice all kinds of the BEST QUALITY OF Yeellow 3Eeart PINE LUMBER, Has well stocked lumber yard in this city and at Mr T. Chaler's, on Cane riv er where parties can have orders tilled promptly on application. PRICE: Five to Ten dollars per M. at Mill. Fourteen dollar per M. in city yard. Address, J. H. STEPHEN-, At Mill. Or J. C. TRICHEL, Natchitoches, And T. CHALER, Feb. 17-1y. Isle Brevelle. LUMBER ! LUMBER. -AT Win. TRAMMELL'S STEAM SAW MILL, Five Miles South oi Natchitoches. Is prepared to furnish at short notice S'below cash prices. Feb. y W. TRAMMELL. Feb. 24-ly HENRY GENIUS4 Worker in Tin, Copper and 1 SIIEE:T IRON. (2orner Front and I'I iideaui Streets, NA'CCIIITO(lIIMS, LA. tL it tI Wholwh'l c mslld Rlt Si dialer in all kinds of 4 HiATING A`') COOKING STOVES a :nd sole agent ftor tlihe c4'lt141tVl cali onIpifI I C[HAREIIIR O.AK coo4k ing sto)ve. Al U toe 4)4m oldl at 1111f Id Valuulllfctltmc·. of plain and fancyrucl Tinl Ware MeI~tallic rootingii, etlc., etc "' A large and select stuck 4) 5tin Wait' and .11ms .ns iurni,.hin~g good on haino tIer of *Joloh. Tini Inidl tlti inhrs work 4eL' ccutde w~ith dtispatch.~h II Q 2 et o p r = u º 53f J) '11o o. I-: e I I ti Coper, Tin aud Shect-iron worker. ft -lE.A LElR IN\ Stoves, T'inware and House Furnishing Washington tSt.,........ cios, La BUCICKS. BRILLIANT SGutters, Pipnes, Metalic rooting and al II kinds rlpa iiIng, done with dispatch. A il,::al d .nunt to country trade. March ,-5 1' HUTSON'S LIYERY and FEED St. Denis St., NATCHIITOC lES, La. S PREPARED to aceomnmodate th public in everything in the Feed and Livery line. Stabl, is first-class and ar Le ranged especially for the convenience and 's coimfort of stock. 1'- FEED FOR HIORSE $1 PER DAY. Hacks and buggies on hire anud fur nished promptly on application. IR. P. HIUTSON. Feb. 17-1v. Proprietor. 31S. T. EDING, Pra tical WATCHMAKER s.) 1 -AND r- j eweler. eo 7 6 Watches, Clocks, and Jew elry carefully repaired and warranted. Standard TIME Kept and W1atches set and regulated correct ly, free of charge. A tine lot of WATCHES and CLOCKS for sale cheap. is (Office on St. Denis st., between 2d & 3d.) Feb. 3-ly. ,iV ALFRED MAYEUR, Wagon, Wood-Work - AND - BLACKSilTIl EY, ALL KINDS OF WOOD-WORK DONE at the shortest notice, and in a first class WVorkmanlike-Manner. BLACKSMITIIING DEPARTMENT IN CHARGE OF JOE MOLONY. HORSE-SHOEING A SPECIALITY! - SHOP ON - CHURCH STREET. NATCHITOOHES, LA. Jan 5 '78-ly 'I THE- SUN. 1878. NEW YORK. 1878. As the tiime approaches for the' renetw al of subscriptioins, T'I'IE S'N would re miml its friends 1and willwishers eviry wlhcrc, that it is :again a Ctaudidate flior tlheir considerattin aml support I;pon, its record for tli past te'n years it relies for it 'ontionalhcI ' fl" the hearty Svalpa thy iiand gnte1tuis lo-op'iraitioU which have hitherto been extended to it from every qularter of the Union. TWhue Daily Sun is a fur page.sheet of '' columuis, price hv mail. post paid, 55 c('lts a Ilout I, or $6.50 ler vear. The Sunday edition of IIIE Sux is an eight -patl shlct of 5;to columits While giving thte il.ws of the day, it. aliso coi tains a large alOu1itit of literary andl mtis cellanioues mailter sptciially prepared for it THE SUN DAY SUN has met With great snaccess. Post paid $1.20 a year. The Weekly Sun. Who does not know Tiur. WEnKiY ,R N I' It circiulates thrnighout thite United States the (C'anadas, and heyoud. Ninetyv thou sand famtilirs greet its weliom),e pages weekly, and reg.ard it in the light lof guide. counsellor, and friend. It ew , w ,it,t - I of rials, agricultural, a;d literary depart- e munnts make it . esentially a jonrnal for tlhe fam)ily and the Iireside. Terms: One tn Dollar ae year, post paid. TIhis pr'ice'. q, ality conside'red, makes it tith cheap est newspaper puhlished. l"For .luils of ten, with ,~i0 cash, we will se1" an 'ex 11 tra copy free. Addlress PUIBLISIIER OF' TIlE SUN, in New York City. rA Mystery Solved. 1-1 e- The Greatest Medical Triumph of ,Modern Inmes ! The MyIsterious Channiel of Disease Disto rered, and a Certain ('ure Proid ded. The Stomniach, Liver, and o Bocls the Centrc of D)isease. PAIO'S PhI, ATIE PILLS, The (eat Anti-.Billions ]Remedy and Miasmatic Dissolver. PARSON'S PURGATIVE PILLS Are the result oif long-continet d Scien tific investigation, and are W'at:ranted to cure all disteases originating in the Stomach, Liver, and Bowels No gril ing pains ftillow the use of these' Pills, unless the Bowels are inflamed; but Re lief, Innediate lRelief, inty he relied upon. As a Common Family Physic PA lSON'S PURGATIVE PILLS Stand unequaled hel.fre the world to-day. Bty iarying the doi. :ct'irdin-g to ditec tiouns, Pa:r'son.s' "iurgative' Pills 1lli'ectually I Purit'y the Blohod and gre-atly alleviate, if not entirely cure ) ysp'psia, Scrofula 01r King's Evil, Rose. Erysipelas or St. Anthonyl's Fire. Eruptions, and Erultive I )ista~',s of the Skin. Salt Rh iu . T'let t.r. lIilgwiormi , SuMo s. Boils, 'T'luntors, Molb Lid Swellings, h'le-ration, l'implehs and blotches. EVERY BOX WARRANTED, Most Comldlete Satisfaction Guaranteed or No Pay. Full directiuons arouind each box. q lhysicians supplied by mail, ptst-iaid, br $2 50 pe-r thousandt, ini honlk, cash in advaicc. We will scud these Pills to any reliable druggist or nerchant to sell till coiuiission. Agents wanted every I. S. JOHNSON & Co., S BN0i0OR, MAINE, Proprietors. June 23-ly SIB ATO I at Book 4 Job PRINTING, ST. DENIS STlEET , NATCHITOCHES, LA. -oo We' would respectfully call the atten tion of Merchauts, Lawyers and all oth trs i' need of .lob Printing, to our supe rior ftacilities for theo prompt and tasteful execution of evrything needed in that line. We have first-class practical work mien emtployed, and personally attend to everything entrusted to us, and are thus enabled to give our patrous just what they want. EVERY DESCRIPTION -OF BoOI[K & JOB PIINTINGa, SUCH AS BILL HEADS, LETTER HEADS, NOTE HEADS, BILLS OF LADING, STATEMENTS, DRAY TICKETS, ENVELOPES, CIRCULAS, CARDS, S LABELS, POSTERS, PROGRAMMES, AUCTION BILLS, PAMPHLETS, INVITATION, BALL TICKETS, BRIEFS, CHECKS, NOTES, DRAFTS, We do all kinds of Job Work at the VERY LOWEST PRICES and our styles are not to be surpassed. E Sinnott's Line. Fall and Winter Arrangement. FOR GRAND ,ECORE, MONTGOMERY r ALEXANDRIA, PINEVILLE NORMAN'S BARBLN'S, FORT DERUSSY, All Way Landings. The A I Magnificent and fast running paasenger packet BART AisLE ! HAMILTON, IR. Si NOTF, Master, DowTY, Clerks FRENCH,) LEAVES Grand Ecore positively eve TUESDAY at 12 M. For freight or passage apply on hoard orto JULES E. MESSI, Agent Mar*h 25-tf. THEE On 'I" tii S 1''1 _ - ` -4 I III I r _ = I II itu Itt e'WITH IIER l 1 ~~ Ilcl~ ' Crowning Vietorv - 'lI e ( entrniunaI (Ce.rturittec on Se ,iuii. Machinest, alter al thoriUgli exzeur I ,1 lttation of the varianls Mat-hitit or IH, t- oelhihitiion. havve awvarded IIt 1e The SingeCr Mait t.t(rtt'~i ('iwntxn pn, Pt, t-, 'l'hc veryv higheist Prenii ti rlthit h i nltl he ciitiftrteil uiptn :111V Exhitiitorl (li ANDI CONM1IMh OF At 1 UO 3ElE)ALS OF IJONOI ! 1, AND TWO l)lPLOºMA', 01' 31EIIT' 1 t:i " lI" Onie-Half of '11 althe Sc"' ing Mac liiies ill Sold in the I'c al" le i:º. were S'INU El:' c( w hich is so llic it'lit e- c jeletce udf its tnlpe' C' ion ty v ver all othle-rs. de' All we ask is to test 'T'IIE SINGERII le- & fore 1lr'asi tig any othiet. Sold ott easy V toutts. Liher-al d i~eennn flit' cash. Bteware of imiitat iont S-ing4-t, anid ohi SINGERS p aintc4l oeve r toe Ii ok like n' w tI antd otle-red lfor sa.le Ii' thec ( atin ,ssei s oef N sotime 4) tthee otliet Se-wii ll tl-ie l iiiie as(itni ai I T1lE SINGERi M AN1'F 'rUTIUKRN( CO.. ee No 91 U ANAL S'TREET.' it `; }:11 (W)I F ANS I . i. Or J. A. 1)1 ( 4)'1 NA .it. Agecnt, it At NAT.( lI1tO( 1Ill , L A. e' WHEELER & WILSOUN NEW NO. 8 IACHINE. COA lly derll Ml Bra Hiylhest Premiiinmul (t C(uteu1nial. PRICE, K75 to $100. Also the Famous No. 1 .&: 2 r FA.MILY if A CHINES. wi iThe Qualities which Pcfeolilla nd theml are 1. ieauty an1l exccliancc of stitch, alike ttl on both side s of the ftahtic sewed. th 2. Stren1gth, titnness and durability of seamn, that will not rip nor ravtel. a. El'counly ol threa.d.rf 4. Attachments anlt wide irange of ap- p e plication to purposes and matterials. M[ 5 Comllactuess and elegance of llodel E and finish. fo1 6. Simplicity allnd thoroughness of con strlulctiOl. 7. Speed, ease of operation and mlan algeIll t, a1 l uictlness of (Itovemt.e' ltetl . Parts, such aI oil, needles, &c., always , (on hatd tand for sale by J. P. JOIHNSON, at M. If. Carver's. , D Sold on easy mouthly ter'rns... , MAKE HOME HAPPY. 1! A Pleattiful Supply of it eGood eading and Beautiful Piotures WILL DO IT. pi THE CINOINNATI 3 WEEKLY STAR, A fine eight-page paper, with 48 full col tumns, ct only $1.00 per year (we pan potage), alnd is the iorgesl, br poighe an d ibeapper pubhshed for the money. It tin detoendet m pohltics, gives all the news, and, besides taueh other good reading, every number has t three or four exeIllent original or so teeted saories. Every subscriber also receives a copy of the beautiful enrav S nmg "The Poor the Poor sam's prienGa nd," ae 24nS4 iches, and a copy U of THE STAR ILLUSTRA&TED ALMA NAC. S& es. extra maust be sent to pay expense of packing and mailing pro miaumr. 5Omr haduseemmla to i SAa en, always the most liberal in theb D field, are now greater than ever. We want every club agent in the country to comnanicate with u before commencing work. To an person desiring to get up a tlab, we wdill send a smple copt of the picture and a eanvasser outtl for " S eta. 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