What li, . It Mil tii-1 :
It matters little where I u boro,
Or If my peieMs were rieii or poor ;
Whether they shrank at tbe cold world's eoorn,
Or walked in the piide or wealth secure ;
Bqt whether I lire an honest man,
A J hold my integrity firm in my clntob,
I tell yon, brother, plain at 1 can,
It matter t much I
It matteri little bow long I stay
In a world of sorrow, tin and car ;
W hether in youth I am called away
Or lire till my bone and pate are bare ;
But whether I do tbe beat I can ,
To soften tbe weight of adversity ' tonch
Ou the faded cheek of my fellow man,
It matter mnch I
It matter little where be my grare,
Or on the land or on the tea
By pnrliug brook or 'Death stormy ware,
It mattera little or naught to me .
lint w hether the angel Death cornea down
ADd mark my brow with bla loring touch,
An one that shall wear the victor' crown,
It matttr mnob I
FOR THE FAKMEK'M HOUSEHOLD,
Lilt Cake, Two cups sugar, one
rupof milk, one cup of coru starch, two
cups of flour, the wbiteB of five eggs
beaten to a cream, two teaspoon! ulu of
l'skiug powder. Bent starch and milk
Corn and Tomatoes. If corn is boil
ed on the cob, and then cut oiT and
canned with tomatoes, in the usual man
ner of canning tomatoec, it will keep well
and be an excellent dish. Have twice as
much tomatoea as corn.
Tapioca Podding. Hall cup of tapi
oca soaked in one quart of milk two
hours before baking; little salt, Sugar
nud extract lemon to suit the taste, and
raisins; bake slowly till the custard is
done, yon have a nico dish.
Pioelhj Corn. Boil the oorn on the
cob; when cool out it from the cob;
place on the bottom of a jar a layer of
m It ami a layer of oorn until the jar is
full; cover with a cloth, board and
weight; when wanted for use soak in
water until fresh; then cook and it is
like fresh com.
Chocolate Caiiamels. One pint of
sugar (seven cents), dissolved in aa little
water as possible; one-half cup of butter
(six cents); one tablespoonful of vine
gar, one cup of chocolate (nino cents).
Boil until quite thick, put into buttered
tins and cut into squares when partly
' nooled. Cost twenty -two cents for one
Bkkp-Tea. Take one pound of the
bost beef; out it into thin slices and
scrape the meat tine; put it along with
two-thirds of a salt-spoonful of salt into
one pint of cold wator contained in an
earthen bowl, and let the mixture stand
two or three hours, stirring it frequent
ly; place it in tho same vessel covered
on the back part of the range, and let it
come very gradually to a blood heat and
no more, for any higher temperature
would injure the nutriment; then strain
it through a fine sieve or muslin bag,
aad it is ready for nee. The making of
beef-tea is not a cooking process.
Dahlias. Do not permit dahlias to
become dry at the roots. Should it be
liecessary, give a good soaking of water
once or twice every week, as much as
.will penetrate tho soil deeper than the
roots go, and it will be of great benefit
to add a little liquid manure every
nlternato watering, dahlias being gross
feeders; In neat-kept flower gardens they
ere usunliy tied up to stakes, but we
find they produce more and finer flow
ers when trained without stakes, so as
to oover the surf aoe of the ground, whore
by the roots are shndod. and the leaves
are not so liable to be attacked by that
plague of jjttnleufl the red spider.
The question with many is, shall we
rititio or purchase celery plants? Many
small gardeners prefer purchasing to
raising them, but the moat advisable
plan is to raise them, as to start properly
is half the battle. The seed should be
sown in shallow boxos iu a warm, sonny
window or hot-bed, and wher the plants
are two or three inches high transplant
iu a oold frame, where they enn be
slightly shaded and watered. Celery
plauts rot transplanted, or to speak
technically prlokod off, are vastly in-
fenor. When performing the latter
operation pinch away the tip ot the tap
root, and trim back tho leaves. Use the
Boston Murket variety; it is hard to
Itorronlns Anionu 1'iiriiirr.
To lend unto tie needy and give unto
him (bat asketh is both chfiritablo and
neighborly, and, when tho pructioo is
properly conducted, a great oonveuienoe
all round, but When it is all on one side
it beoomes another thing entirely. A
farmer may supply himself with an out
lit of such tools and implements as arc
necessary to carry on his farm and gar
den, bnt to keep them in his possession
and in good order is not so easy. One
comes to borrow a hoe, rake, or spade,
for use in his garden; another wants to
borrow a saddle to ride a few miles,
another a log chain, swiugletreo, mat
tock, etc, until half the thiugs on the
place nre lent out, and when wanted for
use must either be seut for (much tho
most probable) or the owner do without
until it ni tho oonenicnce of the bor
rower to return them. Bnt tho evil does
not stop here. Not unfrequently the
borrowed nrtiole comes home broken,
and, if of iron or steel, always rusty or
lull, even if, after having kept it so
long, tbe borrower does not actually
claim it as his own. That neighbors
can aooommodate oaoh other, and with
rontual advau tage, there is no doubt,
provided the practice is properly con
ductedthere then being, as old Grim
sbaw woVld say, 'reciprocity in the busi
ness;' bm with the advantage all on one
side it is a sort of reciprocity not so
agreeable ou the other. The farmer
should ilrst provide himself with tbe
ueoessary tools to carry on his farm, and
if by ncrident be is oompslled to borrow
he should at least take good care of and
return anything that is lent bJm the
moment he is done with it.
Some people imagine that farming re
quires but little outlay of brain-power
to make it successful. Bnt as some one
has truthfully said, 'Brains make the
beat fertiliser a farmer can use.' Take
two men, one of them with half tho
physical strength of the other, the
weaker man of the two will accomplish
more than the other if be exceeds the
latter in braiu -power. We have known
large, stout, healthy men, who were
hard workers, nud yet always on a 'stem
chase' with their work: thev were
alwaysjin hot water, always poor, from
the simple fact that their bodies were
better than their brains. Such a man,
if he is doing as simple work as picking
up stones on a side hill, will get his
stone boat on the upper side of a large
bowlder, and then, by stress of mind
and muscle, roll it on to the drag, while
the weaker, but wiser man, would place
the boat on tbe lower Bide of the stone,
unhitch his team, place the obain about
it, and in a twinkling have it loaded,
and save his own strength for some
more important occasion. And so it
goes to tbe end of the ohapter, with the
man who does not 'think;' and this law
applies to indoor as well as to outdoor
work. If men and women would take
time to plan their work, they would
secure muoh better results than to hnrry
and scurry about without thought or
system. Wo honestly believe if every
farmer would have a study and library,
like any professional man, with a few
good agricultural papers, and spend an
hour or two each day in reading and
planning his work, he would secure
better results than to spend twice that
amount of active labor on his farm.
This is the time aud the hour for labor
saving inventions in every direction, and
no farmer oan entirely ignore this in
creased knowledge, and compete with
those who keep their eyes and ears open.
Charcoal, pulverized and mixed with
water, is now highly recommended as
an agent for relieving cattle suffering
from any derangement of the stomach,
such as bloat or hoven, etc This
should be remembered. There is no
doubt of its efficacy, if abundance of
concurrent testimoiy can be relied
To make a good harness polish, take
of mutton suet two ounces; beeswax, six
ounces; lampblack, one onnce; yellow or
green soap, two ounces; water, one-half
pint : dissolve the soap in the water,
add the other solid ingrodicnts, mix well
and add turpentine. Lay on with
sponge and polish with a brush.
me result 01 jate experiments in
Englaud show that fifteen and a-quarter
quarts 01 me mm ot anortiiorns is re
quired for a pound of butter. The same
amount was produced from ten and a
half quarts of Ayrshire milk, nine and
a-half quarts, of Galloway milk and eight
and a-half quarts of Kerry milk, being
produced, as nearly as possible, under
the same conditions.
A Nation of Speech Makers.
Speech-making is at once a national
talent and a national vies among as,
says an exohonge. Europeans wonder
at it, and are often amused and enter
tainod by it. Thoy are unable to ex
ploiu why a man who has sat reticent
and apparently dull by their side for an
hour or more, should, on being named
for a speeoh, flash out into something
very like oratory. Foreigners who
come among us Biy that wo aro a nation
of speech-makers, and that speeoh-mak
ing is not confined, as in other countries,
to any class or classes. All that seem
necessary to insure a speech from an
American is to oall on him to speak
He may bo uneduoated, inexperienoed,
and, under ordinary ciroumBtances, dif
fident, obtuse, and wanting in fluency.
But invite him to speak anywhere at any
time, and his nationality may be ques
tioned if he do not give evidence of very
fertile utterance. Iu other countries,
speech-makers aro men who have been
trained to the business, who have made
it a special and continuous study; they
are, in a word, speech-makers by pro
fession, while bore men are speech-
makers by praotioe. To be born in the
republic presupposes the capacity to
'orate,' utid the capacity given, all places
furnish opportunities. This volubility
oomes in part from the richness and
variety of our mother tongue, which en
ables any one who has mastered it to
talk hour after hour without conveying
any clear idea. Wo have coustont ex
amples of this in our legislative halls,
in the pulpit and at public dinners.
The best soore on record was made at
the Columbia rifle range, West End,
N. J. The attraction was the Sharps
long range shoot, and it opened with
eleven competitors. The conditions
were 500 yards, any rifle, 110 shots. On
the first round Mr. A. O, Holoombe aud
Dr. 8. T. G. Dudley tied on a score of
fifty out of a possible fifty. Mr. Hol
oombe and Dr. Dudley went to the tar
gets to shoot off tho tie, both meu again
making ten oonseoutive bull's-eyes. A
third time these remarkable marksmen
went to the targets, and again both men
made tho wonderful run of fifty out of a
possible fifty. Both men cleaned their
Remingtons, and for a fourth time be
gan to shoot off the tie. Dudley started
off with a bull's-eye, Holcambe follow
ing with the same, and on the second
shot Dr. Dudley scored a center and
Holoombe mode a bull's eye. Both
men made four more bull's-eyes, and
then Dudley again made a center. The
total score now stood; noloombe, 180
out of n possible 180, and Dr. Dudley,
178 out of a possible 180. Holoombe,
on tho thirty-seventh shot, his seventh
of the final tie, again soored a bull's-eye.
On his eighth he got a center, closing
his soore with two bull's eyes, making
in the maloh 199 o .t of a possible 200,
His run of thirty-seven nonseoutivo
bnll's-eyr s has never been equaled, and
it stands tho best soore on record.
Fan -shaped brooches, elaborately
enameled with flowers, are in style.
Habit basques are unbecoming to fat
women; but they will be the first to
Strings of Japanese bine soft twilled
silk have gay gold, red and blue figured
cashmere ribbon down the center, aud
point d'eaprit frills on the ends.
For black costnmes tbe fancy will be
that suggested last season of having
brocaded velvet for tho basque, aud
plain silk or satin for the two skirts.
The wedding dross has a style of its
own usually; but for the next season tbe
panier draperies and certain effects will
be used very much as they are for other
The felt poke bonnet will have change
able satin trimming, with narrower
cashmere ribbon sewed down the mid
dle of the wide strings, and feathers that
show cashmere colors in combination.
A new style of spoon, very small and
slender, is called 'Old Newport,' and is
after Queen Anne's design. The spoons
are a representation of some ancient
spoons found at Newport, and are relics
of the old days of 'Marrie England.'
Some of the cloths tor overdresses and
for wraps have a melange of colors and
lines as artistic and as irregular as those
of Turkish carpets. Some of the most
expensive of these goods have a groat
deal of silk iu them, and this is nearly
all brought to the surfs v.
The shot or changeable stuffs cime in
repped goods, in satines, in twilled
serges and jn cloth. Some are all w:ul,
soft and flexible, whilo others have a
mixture of silk, which is shown in tiny
specks or stitches; or, oftener still, iu
raised figures of Eastern designs.
The high oorsage and long coatsleevo
is the severe style that is preferred for
church weddings; but many basques will
have surplice drapery of lnce following
the outline of an open heart-shaped cor
sage, and the transparent lace sleevos
reaching to tho elbow will also be re
tained. Bonnet ribbons oome in changeable
effects in thick twills like silk serge.
They are two and a half inches wide,
and will be used not merely for strings,
but for trimming the whole bonnet.
There aro also twillod serges by the
piece to be out bias; these show the shot
colors to good effect.
For dress bonnets aro large shapes,
with the wide brim curved in three
plaoes on the right side, and plain on the
left. These are very handsome when
made of satin antique in cream-color,
twilled silk of the same shade for ecarf
and shirred facing, and ostrich plumes
also of cream -color held by a beetle of
Byzantine point washes well, and is
much used for trimming; it imitates the
rioh designs of antique laoes. Russian
laces, iu braid-liko patterns, and clnny
lace, and point de Raguse, are all fash
ionable on children's dresses. Black
Breton is principally used for millinery
purposes; it is almost too frail and in
effective for dresses.
Htrper's Batar announces that hand
some blaok cashmero costumes are im
ported for general wear. It is now pre
ferred that the skirt for such suits should
be of cashmere instead of silk, and in
many French suits the skirt is made of
silk of light quality, but is covered in
all its visible parts with cashmere. Thus
a black silk round skirt will have the
whole front aud Bide gores covered with
a single breadth of veiy wide cashmere,
because tho short front of the polonaise
displays all the skirt front; but the back
of the skirt has the silk covered with
oashmero only about a fourth of a yard
above the border flounce, as the long
back of the polonaise conceals it. To
make mou skirts the cashmere breadth
is widely shirred down tbe middle fold,
and this shirring is sewed down the mid
dle of the front breadth of the skirt ; it
has only this single row of shirring, und
is shaped to slope with the second side
seam, where it is gathered in the whole
length of the seam. The back breadths
are then partly covered at the bottom,
and the whole is finished with a border
flounce; or, what is still more fashion
able, a oluster of three-sided plnitings,
each Mine inches deep when finished,
and made to lap on the edges. The up
per and lower of theso plaitings should
bo of cashmere, and tho middle one of
silk. The panier polonaise is then elabo
rately trimmed with wide blaok embroi
dery in open-worked designs, or with the
new fringe, or else with the gay India
cashmere stuffj, arranged to form a
fichu, collar, belt and cuffs.
A New Musical Instrument.
The automatic organ, as it is called,
involves the necessity on the pait of the
player of using the feet upon tbe trea
dles, but the manipulation of tho keys
by the fingers is dispensed with by the
peouliar process of having the. musio
play itself. Iu plaoe of ordinary notes
printed upon a few pages the roll of mu
sio is yards in length and the notes aro
perforations varying in size and place
aocording to tho time and pitch. By an
arrangement of wheels this roll is un
wound and drawn over the openings
above the reeds by the snmo motion of
the pedals whioh forces the air through
the latter; and as the perforations pass
over the reeds the musical sounds aro
allowed to esoape in harmony, just as
they do when the keyB are pressed in an
ordinary organ. When tho tnne is play
ed, au ingenious oontrivance permits
the machinery to be reversed and the
sheet of musio to be removod in readi
ness for another performano9. It oan
then be readily removed and another
put in its place. Aocording to tbe scope
of tho instrument the stylo of the musio
performed may be varied from a 'Stabat
Mater' to airs from 'Pinafore' Tho
oost of the rolls is only slightly in ad
vance of ordinary sheet musio; while a
large-sized instrument can be had for
about tho same as the cheapest ordinary
Helping the ( hlrkr n Market.
John E. Hagcrty, ot W, Broadway,
says a St. Louis paper, yesterday sold
seventy-two dozen chickens, nnder cir
cumstances that were out of the usual
routine of trade. One of the e64 chick
ens sold and immediately killed was, for
a few minutes, valued at $500. It occu
pied, as it were, the position of a epital
prize in a lottery. The circumstances
were like this: Mr. Hawthorne, a so
journer in St. Louis, whose homo is in
Syracuse, N. Y., was strolling up Broad
way, observing with interest the huge
proportions of tho poultry and game
business of tho city. A nnmber of
coops of very fine chickens cumbered
the sidewalk iu front of Hagcrty's plaoe.
Mr. Hawthorne was and is the owner of
a very fine diamond cluster pin of seven
stones, and valued at 8500.
While leaning over a coop of chickens,
playfully stirring them up with his cane,
one of the fowls suddenly shot his head
through an aperture in the top of tho
coop, and, with a rapid, firm movement
and grip, tore the glittering diadem
from the snowy expanse of Mr, Haw
thorne's shirt front. The pin actually
presented a front with the circumference
of a dime As a grain of com it disap
peared down tho gullet of tho voraoious
hen. Mr. Hawthoruo at once became
wildly excited. He ran into tho store
and loudly proclaimed his loss, and then
danced ont on to the sidewalk and there
bewailed his bad luck. There were a
number of hucksters buying chickens a
the time. They were pulling the coops
about, and somehow, between the un
fortunate mau's oxcitomeut and tbe
handling of tho coops by tbe hucksters,
he lost all knowledge of the identity of
tho particular coop iu which the prize
chicken was strutting. Hawthorne was
in despair, when Mr. John Hagerty
came to the scene, John explaiuod that
there were seventy -two dozen chickens
in the ooops. In order to surely recover
the pin they must all be killed. Hager
ty sells more dressed chickens every day
to the hotels than that, and all ho asked
Hawthoruo to do was to pay the price
of twenty-five cents per dozen, for the
aotual labor of killing and dressing the
birds. To this the owner of the missing
jewels oonsented. The poultry were
taken back to the killing and cleaning
oom, where seven womon are constant
ly employed dressing fowl for the mar
ket, and the wcrk of slaughter began.
Mr. Hawthorne and Mr. Hagerty stood
by, carefully watching the examination
of tse craw of each bird. The women
were not aware that they were hunting
for a premium bird, and the one who
discovered the cluster in the craw of a
bird, when there were but six more left
to clean, was thoroughly surprisei'. The
pin was found uninjured, and, after a
good washing, resumed its position on
tho owner's shirt front. He very hand
somely gave the woman who found the
diamonds a 810 note, paid Mr. Hagerty
$18 for killing the chickens, and will not
care to examine caged poultry too close
ly in the future.
Can't Afford to Marry.
Girls, do you hear this? Many good
men aro crying, 'Can't afferd to morryP
Why? 'Expense of supporting a wife.'
Why support a wife? Might not wives
be made self-supporting, or partly so?
Isn't there something wrong in this sys
tem which makes matrimony dependent
on a man's ability to pay all the wife's
expenses? I it rot tilling tbo land with
old maids? Has it not done bo for the
last half century? Who marry most?
What raoe? The people who care noth
ing for keeping up style. The foreign
born, whose women turn to and tend
the shop. The cultivated American is
not the mat iv ing man. He likes the
goods on exhibition, but they're too
costly for every day wear. Hence, oft
they remain on the counter until shop
worn. This is a crying evil. Oar best
men are not marrying. Because bo
many of our girls are saying, 'You must
take me for better, for worse, to feed
me, to clothe me, to house me, to warm
me, to keep mo clad ki fashion, to give
me a house proportionate to my style,
to keep me in pin money ; and I will con
descend to live with you, und take your
money and do nothing to earn more, and
to lament, if thiugs go wrong, that I
didn't marry better, and you must re
gard it as a great favor ou my part. The
man wants you pretty badly, but it's too
heavy n contract. Things must be re
arranged so thut you oan carry more of
your end of the log.
In Uefense of Dag-page Smashers.
The Burlington llawkcye changes the
usual condemnation of baggagemeu, and
puts forth this plea for them: The chief
object in making 'sample trunks' so large
is to sneak tho paymeut of extra
weights. It makes no difference how
many a poor baggageman breaks his
back over t hem, as long as the wholesale
dealer saves a dollar or two on traveling
bills, or tho young lady oan pack flue
clothing for a wholo reason into one
cottage, put a roofless bay-window on
e'och end, and call the whole thing a
trunk. The baggageman's back is worth
more than the trunk to him. You can
not makfl him believe that it is his duty
to handle in a great hurry, aud in a most
gingerly manner, gigantic pieces of bag
gage almost as largo as an elephant's
form. He knows that he cannot do it.
He must sling it the bost way that he
oan. The train must go, and those
trunks roust be taken care of.
My lady's trunk might be made in two,
ond her property thus more oasily han
dled. The big sample trunks are an in
excusable anisanoe. They might just as
well bo made smaller. Then tbe bag
gage could be much more easily han
dled aud less damage done than with the
larger boxes. The lady's fino clothing
might bo as well packed in two small
trunks as in one big one, and tho bag
gagomaster then would have no reason
to destroy it, or to destroy himself in
trying to haudle it. The big trunk is
an insult, and the baggageman has a
right to rosent it.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
Does the maternal codfish call its
youug,with a codfish bawi ?
Extravagance sets a pernicious exam
ple and often leads to villainy.
School teachers say that girls natur
ally read better aloud thau do boys.
If Noah was a consistent Jew, what
iuduoud him to take Bam in tbe ark.
Cm the troubles Miss Kellogg has
with her voioe be described as her tune
ail? If you ask a hatter to show yon tbe
latest styles, he will show you the latest
Eve was tho most fashionable woman
tbe world has ever produced. She came
out in a nude dre-.i every hour iu the
Mamie Miuier, a girl of sixteen, swam
across the lake at Geneva, Wis., a dis
tance of two miles, iu lets than hulf an
Cunning men always get beat in the
long run, because thoy are just as dull
on one side as thcy are sharp ou tho
A physioian has discovered yellow f tver
germs in ice. The safest way is to boil
your ioe before Uhing it. This kills the
Mirth should be the embroidery of
the conversation, not the wob; and wit
the ornament of the mind, not the fur
Mr. John W. Robinson, of China
Grove, Alabama, is six feet seven and
a-half indies high, and weighs 225
In a oertain town in Maryland, a few
days ago, a Mr. Buzzard married a Miss
Crow, and Rav. Mr. Robin performed
Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
says she has written constantly ever
since she was fifteen years old; she is
now at work en her sixtieth novel.
The more style and display at the
wedding, the more carriages and fine
clothes, usually the more glaring head
lines when the divorce is announced.
When the dentist of this oountry oan
discover a way to pull teeth without
making a mau wish he had been bom a
hen, life will have twice as much bright
ness. A carpet dealer in Burlington adver
tises 'new Brussels carpets that can't be
beat.' That's the kind we want at our
house. Send us half a dozen; you may
keep the change.
A woman who comes into church half
an hour late in order to show off her uew
clothes, should be looked upon mildly.
She is simply making room in Heaven
for two women in calico.
A Newburg, (N. Y.) man has buad a
Knight of Pythias lodge for the 830
which the by-laws of the order allow
each member toward the funeral expenses
of his wife iu case of death.
A lame boy may not be able to climb
a greased pole as well as an athletic
schoolboy, bnt if you wish an errand
done quickly you'd better send the boy
that lias to walk with crutches.
Mr.Moody's home, at Northfleld.Mass,
is said to look like the house of somo pros
perous farmer. It is a large gabled-
roofed white buildiDg, of two stories,
with bay windows and a verandah.
A novolty in Paris consists of carioa
ture sketches in tympathetic ink. You
buy a comic paper with an ordinary
picture, and you are instructed to heat
it with your pipe. This brings out tho
'How long will you stay?' asked a
friend of a lody starting off on a visit.
'Oh, as long as agreeable,' returned the
lady. 'To which party?' asked her friend,
thereby quite abashing her and giving
her food for a new train of thought.
The original will of Handol, tho com
poser, all in his autograph and with
four codicils, each bearing his signature,
was sold in L mdon a fortnight ago for
8265. It was bound up in a velvet ex
panding case dud oarafully preserved
Au eooentric English gentleman, a
candidate for Parliament, at a recent
meeting of his constituents, was asked
by a man in the crowd, 'What about the
liquor bill?' 'Well,' said the oaudidate,
'mine wus uncommonly high last year.
How was yours?'
Two Meriden men are iu tronble over
he ownership of a ladder, aud are
taking steps for a lawsuit. The icsu't
of this xvill be that ono lawyer will cet
the sides and the other lawyer will get
the rounds, leaving the holes to the
litigauts. Danbur News.
Tho favors presented at tho 'gormaus'
given at Newport this year are both
costly and elegant. A lady recently
pnrohaBed nearly 100 faus at a cost of
8250 and over aud presented them to the
Indies, and another made rich nnd costly
gifts of gold and silver.
A Bridgeport photographer recently
took ignoble revenge on two girls who
sat for pictures and then would not take
them, by displaying tho rejected photo
graphs iu frout of his gallery, labeled
'These pictures looked too much like
the originals. They wonld not take
A wooden pumpkin has boon taking
all the premiums at tho Kausas fairs. It
measured seven feet around and weighed
230 pounds. The fraud was discovered
at Counoil Groves last week by ou old
mau who tried to tap it. There are a
good many mad farmers iu Kausas just
about this time.
Not every Alpine climber has tbo
presence of mind recently shown by
Herr Gisler, who, with a party, asoend
ed the Scherrhorns, carrying on his back
a load of seventy pounds weight. Ho
slipped and made a false step, where
upon he insisted upon nutying the rope
which fastened him to his companions.
They were on a steep ioe slope . again ho
slipped, aud this time ho missed his
footing, and shot with frightful velocity
in the direction of a crevasse foriy feet
deep and six feet wide. As ho neared
the brink ho contrived to spring to his
feet,, and olearing the orevosse at a
bound, alighted on the other side nn-
Fewer of the Electric Light.
Oue evening the Maxim eleotrio ligbt
was put in opera t' ; m on tbe tower of tbe
Grand Union hotel, Saratoga Springs,
N. Y., with a view to teet the extent of
its illuminating powers. An open para
bolic reflector was used no lenses and
care was taken by Mr. Maim to set tbo
points of tho carbons a little at one aide
of each other, and to adjust them to tbe
exact foctn of the reflector. When this
was fairly accomplished tbe light was
turned toward a sjnit in Ballston Spa,
sevou and a half miles distant, where,
by previous arrangement, a group of
several huudred persons were assembled
to witness the experiment. So powerful
was the light, so accurate tho focming
aud alignmeut, that the designated plaoe
in Ballston was instantly illuminated,
so thut ordinary print could be read,
the time seen on watches, etc. The
night was clear, still aud dark. The
experiment was made at nine and a-half
o'clock p. m. This is believed to be the
greyest tiistance at which illumination
of equal degree has been accomplished.
Not to be Proud of their English.
Among the humors of the late Paris
exposition are the errors committed in
the awards of diplomas to a number of
thcAtnericuu exhibitors, growing out of
the unfamiliar n of tho commisrion of
awards with the American vernacular.
In looking over the diplomas which have
been received at tbe office of the com
missioner general tho following have
boen casually noted: Th;s diploma in
tended for the l'rovidenco Tool compouy
is addressed to tho Providence Fo'tl
company; that for tho Gardner Qua
company is granted for a Fusil pour la
Jardiniere, or gun for a gardener; that
for the Wamsutta Mills is granted to
Mous Wamtutta. The Waterbury But
ton company receives its diploma in the
name of Waterbury, Button & Company
Tho commissioner general, understand
ing for whom the diplomas were intend
ed, forwarded them to their destination
One of Washington's Personal Letters,
In a letter dated at Mount Vernon,
August 27, Ii85, Washington gives
Colonel Tilghraan of Baltimore, some
commissions. He writes:
Jlrs. Washington lias requested mo
to add that if any fine thin handkerchiefs
with striped or worked borders are to be
bud she would like to get six of them;
also Quo jaconet muslin (apron width)
and about five or seveu yards would be
sullijient. " ' If Mr. O'Donnel
should feel an inclination to make this
part of Virginia a visit I shall be happy
in seeing him, and if instead of giving
him a letier of introduction you should
obai'ge. the mods aud introduce him in
your own j)ropria persona it would add
much to tho pleasure of it.
With great esteem and regard 1 am,
dear sir, your afloctionate friend and
obedient bumble servant,
G. Wahhin oton. '
Suffering will exhibit 1U presence by the
ories of the baby, and should be lemoved by
the prompt use ot Hint highly-recommended
remedy, Dr. Bull s Baby Syrup. It is free from
Opium. 1'rlca '25 i'Ih.
A woman must possess a full purse or
great ingenuity to keep up with the be
hosts of fashion.
No one can think clearly when suffering with
Hea.laoho. Dr. Ball's Baltimore Pills will ban
ish this disagreeable ailment, l'rios 25 omits.
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INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP
labsratsry , 77 W. 31 St.. S-w srk Cilj.
ut or nun
TBADI If ARK.)
Tbs Beet Remedy Knorn to Man !
l)r. Clark Johnson having associated himself
with Mr. Edwin Laxliuan, au c-r.iii;draptlvr,lou(
a .lave to Wakamclkla, the medicine man or the
Comancbel, is now prepared to lend hi aid In the
Introduction of tbe wonderful remedy of that tribe.
The expurlence of Mr. Eastman Win almilarto
that of Mrs. Char. Joues and sou, of Washing!
Co., Iowa, an account of whoi-o suffcrlnr; were
thrtlUaclrnarrated la the Mm ymkUtraUol Dee.
UtK 1S7R, the facta of which aro to widely
known, cud ao nearly poialli I, that but little men
tion Hi Mr. ButatU eipcrlcnceswill be Riven
ere. They are, however, pabllrbed In a neat vol
ume of IVW pases, entitle.!, "Seven and Nine Yfcre
Among the C'lmanchu and Apaches," of which
mention will be made hen after. Sullke n to aay,
that for several vars, Mr. Eattman, while a cap
i wis compelled to gather the route, ftmue,
. h-rbe and h -rues of which Waknnictkla'e
i ,!.. :ie war nude, and U dill prepared to pro
Vide the sahi msieriala for tho succcstlul intro
duction oi tNo medicine to the world; and a-'urce
the onblp that tho remedy Ij tt.o eamo now as
wlieu WakametkU compelled Ida to uuke it.
Wakametkla, the Medicine Man
Nothing line been added to the medicine tnn
nothing has been taken away. It is without doulu
the Uebt la-BiriMiof the Blood aud ltE.EEH of
theNrsTiH evcrknowu to man.
Thla Syrup possesses varied propertlea
It net upon the I.Ivor.
It actn upon the KUneys.
It regulatee ' Howrla.
It imrlfii's the lllood.
II tili-i llic Ncrvoti Syatpm.
It nroimitrH indention.
It Ntiurlslice, MreiiKttieiie and Invtc
II in i l' s oil tlio old bloodand inaken
It iiprns the pore of the akin, and
Induce Health)' IM-j-aplratloii.
It neutralizes the hereditary talot, or poison In
tbe blood, which geiierateBScrofula.Erysincla's, and
U manner of f Um discni-eB and Internal buniorB
There are no spirits employed In Us manufacture,
aad it ran be taken by tho most delic ate babe, Ol
hr the aged and feeble, card mg MM rripurtii a
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being a simple statement of the horrible f.n is
connected with the sad massacre of a lnlph-s.
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T.ic incidents of the nmsacre, briefly narrated
arc distributed l.y agents, free of charge.
Mr. Eastman, ta-lng almost constantly it the
West, engaged In gathering and curing the inntrri
ills ol winch th. medicine Is composed, the rolr
business immurement devolves npon Dr Jchnson,
'Bud the remedy has been called, aud Is known as
Dr. Clark Johnson's
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riteo of Small Bottlci - - 50
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Indian HlonS Hyruo, In your own vicinity.
Testimonial cf Xkrsa.
North Carolina Tfrtmonta1a.
Recommends; it to all.
Wako Forost, College, Jan. 80, 1879.
Dear Sir: I bxve iih d tlio Indian Blood
Bvrnn whioh I purcliasod from your Agent, W.
B. Wlngate, and think it a Horviouablo medi
cine; it m effect on tbo Liver, Blood, and other
ways I have had ooeaeion to use, have been
fully np to the olaimu of its Agent ; and cheer
(ally recommend it to tho people of this vi
cinity. . . a ill , Magistrate.
An Erod'cut Medicine.
Prestonvlllo, Blokes Co., N. C, Jan. 1, 179.
Dear Sir : Having been t filleted with Bben
matism in my back and hips for three years, I
was advised to try yonrhidiun Blood irrup
and I oan say it ha d uio mo moro good than
any medicine 1 ever trioo. Jool aewiinx.
Rcmody for Hhenmatism.
Back Bwanip, Robeson Co., N. C, )
Oat. 8. 1878. (
DoarBir: I was afflicted wi'.h Rheumatic
Talus for ten yearn, ami 1 tried many remedies,
bat found none to do mo any good nnt'l I p '.r
ehased some of your Indian Blood Brup from
yonr Agont, and ha-,, g tested it myself, I
would reoommcud all uflli ted toglvc it a trial .
Cared when other Remcdlee rsrieff.
Moss Neck, itolieenn Co., N. C.
Dear Sirs l wae badly afflicted, and I am
glad to testify that )our Indian Blood Byrup
lias ourod mn when every oilier medicine failed.
I oonsiderit. valuable medicine. J. McArthnr.
Another ouse of Rhenmatlem Cured,
ciarshall Maxwoll. of Lumbsrton, llobeeon
Co., N. C, niitos that ho has bee.i onred of
Rheumatism by the use of tho Indian Blood
Byrup and would recommend all to give It a
Benlavillo, Duplin Cu., ti 0 fob. 20, 187 0.
Dear Bir i I was mirTiring viy muoh with
the Backache, and thrss doees nur Indian
iliood Byrup cured eie. W. J. Barber.
Dyspepsia and Iodigostion and Liver Oom- I
Benlavillo, Dunlin Co., N. C, Feb. 20, 1879. '
Dear Blr : I have boon troubled with Dys
pepsia, Liver Complaiut, aud Bick Headache,
for a long time, and 1 tried some of your val
uable Indian Blood Synio and found myself
greatly bonoflted. I tiolinvo it to be a good
midicine. Nancy J. Barber.
For Turifyitig the Blood.
Benlavllle. Dupllu Co., N. C, Feb. 22, 1879.
Doar Blr s I have been using your Indian
Blood Byrup and ilud it a veiy valuable medi
cine for rarlfying the Blood. Bpioy E. Pickett
For netrt Disease.
Benlavllle, Duplin Co., N. O , Feb. 22, 1870.
Dear Blr : I have taken your Indian Blood
Ryrtip for Heart Dlsese, snd It has been of
great valuo In me. 1 oan recommend it to
ill similarly sftlict d. ';. i.-ia .'Villieuir.
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