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11 or every meani" if O 7ou want MoP!-v. Hhe same. Joseph 1 """TlJ a JtyL&n&jpsoZio OU have a monopoly," said a customer to us the °^er day. Why do you think so?'' we asked. y°u' I have been trading in Audu- fifteen years and have done some trading with merchant in this town. I find that when want a Btandard article in anything I wear I am mpelled to buy it of you." Please explain what 4U we asked. I mean that you seem to have exclusive sale of all the first-class goods made in us country. If I want a pair of Grinnell gloves I have *. get them of you. If I want a pair of Snag Proof inbber Boots you are the only one that has them. If 1 q_want Staley's Underwear I have to get them here. Henry W. King's Clothing I can't buy only of you. I Selz Schwab's Boots and Shoes can't be bought only of you. I have never been able to get a Stetson Hat at any other store therefore I say you have a monop oly on all the good goods and we are compelled to buy of you." Well, to explain, we said, "We do not like the word monopoly' but it is true that we have the exclusive sale of the -goods you mentioned. The reas on is plain: We have customers that will not buy cheap inferior goods at any price. Many merchants buy goods to sell, not caring what brand, or if the goods are not branded—just so the price Is low. We find that the maker of a good article always puts his name where it can be seen, and selects the best mer chant to represent him. That is the reason that we have the exclusive sale of so many first-class goods. We have some cheap goods and sell them as such to those that care to buy them but good goods cost but little more and always give better satisfaction." Has to be filled up every day. If you have not se cured a bargain yet don't wait too long for our special bargains will not last much longer. We have at pres ent 27 pair of Men's Fine ShoeB, Congress, Laced and """••ton at $1.00 in the window. Boy's Knee Suits at 3. Men's Pants at $1.00. See them and you will uuy berore you leave. tain 34 pairs of Men's Fine Shoes, Congress, *on. Your choice for $1.50. We never oes less than $3.00. Don't wait if Men's Fine Shirts arrived this week. All styles. White and Fancy. Any kind you want at 50c. Will display these shirts in window later. We have Men's Arctics all sizes. Ed. 'tK nlifler'wg Simpson 1'ariiij Oottoh nml ti j|l. H. Jenkins |J Cashier W v^tliat after Mair ilnat' the BankV CM the same. Oi Electric Bitters. Electric Bitters is a medicine suited 'or any season but perhaps more es «clally wheu the languid, exhausted .jeling prevails. When your liver is torpid and sluggish and the need of a tome or altertative is felt. A prompt ise of this medicine has often prevent along and perhaps fatal attacks of T5fo medicine will act more sure in counteracting and freeing the jstem free from malaried poisons. Ceadache, indigestion, constipation, zzyness yield to Electric Bitters 50c nd $1.00 a bottle at C. W. Housten's rug store. C. C. NELSON Auctioneer Cries Sales in Audu bon and adjoining counties. Rates very low and the best of satisfaction guaran teed. Eight yeurs experience and good judge of stock REFERENCES The hnndrods of farmers I have cried sales for. Leave dates at Journal offico or address me at Audubon, Iowa. Marvelous Results. From a letter written by Rev. J. Gunderman, of Dimondale, Michigan, we are permitted to make this extract: "I have no hesitation in reeoinmend ing Dr. Kings New Discovery as the regjiJfffVere almost marvelous In the ease of my wife. While 1 was pastor of the Baptist church, at Rives Junct ion she was brought down with pneu monia succeeding la grippe. Terrible paroxysms of coughing would last for hours with little interruption and it seemed as If she could not survive them. A friend recommended Dr. King's New Discovery: it was quick in its work and highly satisfactory in its result®." Trial bottles free at O. W. Ho" I'B drug store. ReguJ&r size 2C making special prices on Men's and Boy's ow is your chance to buy a good suit cheap. SnTismcrion is a great comfort to most people. Our cus tomers are ill ways sat isfied and they leave our establishment with baskets and box es of goods and per fectly satisfied with our square dealing We give them The best and freshest Groceries Generous Weights and Meas ures Lowest Prices Wholesome, Pure Gro ceries Prompt and Careful Attention We invite everybody to visit our well arranged Grocery and Queens ware Store and see the new goods we are just receiving We have some extra delic ious, strengthening foods for lagrippe suf ferers. Yours F. A. Buthweg the feeder of mankind at small compensation 3 56 Jersey Bull. Senator Morton, No. 11530, will be kept at my place miles north ot Audubon, I'roin January 1st, 1897. Service will lie $3.00 Cor heifer aid 81.50 for bull calf. I have three fullblood Jersey hull calves for /todubop Department. "Hayseed" Guernsey at Audubon every Wednesday. Journal—f 1.00 a year The JOURNAL and Toledo Blade for only $1.25 cash. Mandolin club give a hop next Monday evening. Geo. Hoover was at Dcs Moines on business this week. Dan Fullerton is lmsv hulling clover Cor John Sherman. The JOURNAL and the Iowa Home stead, each one year, for SI.50. Jas. Branuen ot Guthrie county, was an Audubon trader Tuesday. Preston, the grocer, received a car load of Marshall flour Wednesday. M. A. Marshall is selling Qnakei bath cabinets at Manning this week. Sylvester Ary, Geo. Preston's right bower, is having a struggle with the grip. The Columbian club Indies met with Mr*. Frank Watts Thursday evening. ltev. Dickinson, now of Sidney, is just recovering from a severe attack of pneumonia. Mrs. John Nash entertained a num ber of lady friends at twelve o'clock luncheon Saturday. Mrs. G. B. Russell leaves Friday for Clnrinda, Iown, to visit her son Charles a few weeks. Win. Layland and family move on to their farm in South Audubon township this week. New school directors in Dmijrlns township: No 1, Wm. Northup No. 2, Wallace Bolton. Mrs. Eldorado Martin slipped and fell down stairs Tuesday morning, severely bruising her body. John Weighton and family are again residents of the ranch north of town, having moved Monday. Tuesday evening Miss May Mc Carthy returned from a visit with friends and her brotherTimat Avoca. Choice lot of young Polled Angus Bulls for sale. NKI.S CHRISTIANSEN, Cameron township The young folks had a merry dan cing party at the Mike McGuire home, southwest of town, Tuesday evening. For the benefit of the county, peo ple it has been decided to open the Columbian Library at ten A. M. on Saturdays. Jens Soe, our good Danish friend southwest of town is feeding 100 head of hogs that will soon net him a bag of gold. The Catholic people observed Ash Wednesday, Rev. Father Gleeson ad dressing a iarge congregation at St. Mary's church. Frank O. Temple of Atlantic, had business in the Audubon District court Wednesday. He also visited with his friend, L. D. Phelps. Mr. Rodgers and family, owner of the Iowa House, arrived from Kansas Monday morning and will give their attention to running said hotel. Wheu you are at Audubon stop at the TWINING HOUSE. Big square meal 15c, day board 50c, board by the week only $2.50. Drop in and see us. Rob't and Chas. Fredericksou of Sharon township, boarded the Sun day train for Gilrov, California, where they will drive stakes for keeps. Albert Chamberlain and family who left Hamlin township a few weeks ago and terminated their trip in California, report very hard times in the Golden State. Hart & liddy have completed a comfortable house, 4 by 8 feel, for Banker Arnold's big St. Bernard dog. The dog home is provided with doors and windows. Jens Soe ofSharon township was in town Wednesday madder than a wet hen in Cuba. Some one has been signing his name to sale notes and he warns all persons from negotiating for said notes. Nel8 Nelson has sold his 40-acre farm in Sec. 14, Sharon township to Jens Sorensen lor $1500. Thai's a comfortable price for land nine mile' Iron) the county seat and right in the face of Co corn. Marriage Licenses: Alex L. Ferguson and Addie Shingled ecker. Christian Miller and (Jhristeua IIanen. John E. Coleman and Annie llall uitinn. Receiver John McKarahan will ask at this term of court, for an order to sell G. 11. Jones & Co.'s slock of imple ments and has received the following bids for the same: W. II. Low, $1,000 John McFarlane, $1,G00 Mrs. Rogers, §1,660. Dr. Miller and Win. Cloughly will attend the Fitzsimmons-Corbett fight at Carson, Nevada, on March 17. They will accompany a party of friends from Omaha, the total ex pense—transportation, Pullman and seat in the arena to be $100. On the count} poor farm are 24 head of coming two-year-old steers which cost the county, about a year ago, $11.00 per head. The average weight of the steers now is 1000 pounds and the supervisors last week refused an ofler of $3 90 per hundred for the steers. Geo. Jessen and sou, sLock farmers west of Bray ton, were transacting business in Audubon Wednesday. Mr. Jessen is a very progressive far mer and by his unceasing energy and good management has become the owner of an excellent 200-aci farm well improved and stocked. James Brown, now the owner of the Musson ranch in Melville town ship, is buying 500 head of leeding cat tie to finish on the ranch. Dnak & Lane sold him a tine carload Mon day and another carload he bought of Natty 11 am 1 in south of Exira. A number of carloads will be shipped in from the West. Kale, no belter breed in the state will lie sold cheap. For t'uli particulars ad dress JAMKS LKBi.bpjx »8p, .Audubon, I II. James Lee is still a very sick man. Grip. Phil Earhart of A'iola, was in Au dubon last Monday. The farmers report their piggeries as very thrifty this spring. Frank Gilbert of' Guthrie county, was in Audubon Wednesday. Jacob LaFoy Sr., will move on to the Ed. Rice farm in Greeley. W. W. De Long is much pleased with Pierce county, Nebraska. Miss Stella McCain visited friends In Audubon a few days this week. Mrs. Fritchie, mother of Mrs. Chauy Gardner, is reported very ill. $52 worth of new books were added to the Columbian library this week. Carpenter Brasted is making a bandy book case for Lawyer Gray's office. Miss Flora Farquhar will teach the summer term of school at Melville Center. W. H. Fry will sow 100 acres of spring wheat for Tlios. Mtisson on Sec. 21. A. Ruddy Jr., purchased a new road wagon of John McFarlane Wed nesday. Tlios. Musson has his men husking corn on section 21, Melville township, this week. Geo. Davis who has been a six weeks' sufferer with grip was in Au dubon Tuesday. Charles Philips of Nelson moved to Audubon this week. He occupies the house vacated by W. P. Sution. Mr. Pingree of Guthrie county, has fifteen hundred head of cattle and is fattening 700 head with soft corn. F. L. Taylor is having 20 tons of clover and timothy hay baled for shipment which he will sell to Marion Johnson. Ed. Beason is so ill that he is ab sent from the county recorder's office. A. F. Drake is assisting Recorder Esbeck for a few days. The city council met AVednesday night and appointed Nate Carper city marshal. His first official duty was to shoot two dogs. Miss Regina Aver? of Gray is pass ing this week with Auduuon friends and her sister Mrs. Win Browning of east Melville township. Mr. Hobart, who 14 years ago lived in Cameron township, was visiting over Sunday with John Davis. He now resides at Defiance. S. II. Emery has hired to Ed. Frick for the coming season to run his Melville farm, Mr. Frick buying all the corn at market price the first of March. Mr. M..Osborne of Jasper county, Iowa, lspsg8ing a couple of weeks "at his uncle's home, Wm. Spencer, our jolly fat friend in north west Hamlin township. Chas. Johnson, of East Melville township, shelled corn for John Gil bert Thursday of this week. John has five thousand bushels of old corn besides four thousand bushels of this year crop. Wednesday Frank Leet and Tlios, Musson made a land trade, Mr. Leet becoming the owner of Sec. 21, Mel ville township at $35 per acre and Mr. Mussou becoming the owner of 270 acres of choice land near Stuart, Iowa. James Brown of Chicago, who purchased the Musson ranch in Mel ville township is building a ten thousand bushel crib. W. H. Low is also building a five thousand bushel crib on the Wilkins farm. Henry Hale is doing the work. We blushingly clip this from that excellent newspaper, the Manning Monitor, of last week: The Audu bon department in the Exira Jour nal contains many more and better gotten up news items than do the Audubon papers themselves. Mr. and Mrs. K. Bilharz have finished their visit iu Southern Cali fornia and are now wanderiug toward home. They come east by the South ern Pacific and will visit a few days at New Orleans and Chicago and ex pect to arrive in Audubon March 20. Jerry Bartleti, who has been tilling John Gray's Melville farm the past several years, has rented a farm near Menlo, Iowa, and himself and family left with a carload of household goods, etc. for that point Wednesday. Guy McCain and Fred Bartlett went across the country with a lot of cattle and a wagon load of hogs. George Barlow and his mother left Tuesday evening over the North-wes tern for Wyoming to spend the rest of their days with Mr. Barlow, for merly of this county. He has ac cumulated quite a horse and cattle ranch since leaving this county. George shipped a carload of household effects, and numerous were lie neigh bors and friends that were at the train to bid them farewell. Alex Ferguson and Addie Shingle decker were made husband and wife AVednesday evening, Rev. Dudley performing the ceremony. Mr. Fer guson is an energetic young man of excellent character. Miss Shingle decker is a daughter ot Mrs. A. I. Sliingledecker of Melville township and is an accomplished and most re spected young lady. The happy couple will settle down on the Shingledecker homestead iu Melville township. The Audubon city election was a tame afl'air after all. II. W. Ilaniia was elected mayor by a majority of 02 and Fred Arermllya elected treasurer by 35 majority. The following had no opposition and of course were elected: Theron Creveliug, recorder. H. A. Arnold aud W. II. Kelly, councilmeu. Number of votes polled 401—the largest iu the history of Audubon. Last year the vote was 891. According to last Monday's vote Audubon has a population of ver 2000^. Cattle and horse pasture—plenty of good water. AVm. Humphreys, Audubon. Deputy U. S. Marshal Eller was here Wednesday looking around town for something unlawful. One of Chancey Gardner's best horses had a foot injured last week. Lockjaw ended the horse's injuries. Joe Cann of this city and Mr. John McFarlane of Carroll county, left Tuesday for Wo) I is, Texas, to see the cheap laud. Mrs. Lois G. Stuart, is visiting at Stuart with her daughter, Mrs. Beatty for a few days. Miss Nelson and Mrs. Rob't Henderson are stop ping at the Stuart home during the absence of Mrs. Stuart. The March term of the Audubon District court is now in session and the following is the assignment of cases for the first two weeks: Wednesday, March 3.—Probate, Estate of Samuel Sawyer Sherman vs. Peterson, etal: Sutton vs. Mc Govern. Thursday, March 4.—State of Iowa ex rel Mattie Stewart vs. Anderson. Friday, March 5.—Fullerton Lum ber Co. vs. Aupperlc, et al State of Iowa vs. Spoo. Saturday, March 0.—State of Iowa vs. Bailey, McCarthy, O'Brien. Monday, March 8.—State of Iowa vs. Hattie Iliskie, et al State of Iowa vs. Rob't Toft. Tuesday, March 9.—State ol Iowa vs. Fred Billings State of Iowa vs. Lora Bailey, et al State of Iowa vs. Auton Spoo. Wednesday, March 10.—Wilkins vs. Anderson. Jane Sickels was born at Green Bush, New Jersey, Angust 13, 1805 died at lier home in Audubon, Iowa, February 25, 1897, at the age of 91 years, (i months and 13 days. She was married to Robert Scott, November 10, 1824. Mr. Scott died in 1832. She was mar ried in the year 1834 to Godfrey Gates. Mr. Gates died in 1844. In 1848 she was united in marriage to her present husband, Chas. Stocking, in Livingston county, New York. Mrs. Stocking is the mother of eight child ren, six of these and her companion re main to mourn her loss. They are: Mrs. Fannie M. Cooper, of Palco, Kan sas J. G. Gates, of Exira, Iowa Mrs. C. L. Cecil, of Atlantic, Iowa Mrs. A. E. Buckley, of Griswold, Iowa and C. H. Stocking, Jr. of Audubon. Mr. and Mrs. Stocking were among the early settlers of Iowa, having moved from New York State to Boone county, Iowa, in 1864, from there to Madison county, near AVinterset, in 1865, and to Audubon county in 1873, into the town of Audubon in 1880, where they nave resided since. Sister Stocking was converted in her youth and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. Her home had been the home of the early pioneer Metho dist preacher. She lived to see her generation of Methodists pass from labor into their reward and a new gen eration take their place. She ever re mained faithful to her church and to her God, and, although feeble with age and infirmity for several years, yet lier life was an inspiration to those around her. She was a kind and loving com panion and mother. These bereaved ones will miss her, but their loss will be heaven's gain. It is the lot of few to live near a century but long life may not be such a blessing after all, but along life spent in the service of the Master, as her life was, is a great blessing. Her end was peaceful, tri umphant, and her closing words in reply to her friends were in the words of an old hymn which depicted the triumph of one of the Saints of God: It this be dentil, I soon shall he From every pain and sin set free. I HOOU shall reach that heavenly shore All is well—is well. I doubt not if the voice and senses of the flesh had not failed they would have heard the stanza: Bright angels have from glory come, They'r round my bed, they'r in my ro They want to bear my spirit home All is well—all is well. South Melville Township. Mrs. Sheets is on the sick list, la grippe is the cause. Plen Ilollenbeck is going to farm the Griffin place this year. Mas. Whipple has been sick lor the past few weeks but is better now. The meetings at Brushy and also at Bethel closed last Sunday evening. Tip and Jake Lafov are shelling corn for John McGuire this week. John Nailor shelled corn for Plen Ilollenbeck and Herbert AVhite this week. Samuel Barger has been hauling corn for Tip aud Rudge Lafoy the past week. The Champion Hill Class holds cottage prayer meetings every AVed nesday evening. Rudge Laioy aud family visited his parents, last Sunday, at their home near Sunny Side. Jacob Lafoy aud family moved last Thursday to the Ed. Rice farm, near the Suuny Side school house. Herbert White aud bride will com mence housekeeping this week. He has rented a farm of Jim Law. The boys captured another cute lit tle skuukie under the Champion Hill school house, which makes nine. A good many of the farmers are sorting their corn and find a great deal of it not fit tosell or to feed. There will be preaching at the Ter ry school liuuse, by Rev. Conner, next Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The school at No. 9 is progressing nicely under the instructions of Frank Moore, as teacher. He has a good way of getting along with little folks. Samuel Terry hauled the material aud put up a new coru crib to keep his corn iu better condition. John Nash, liis land lord, furnished him with the material. John is all right. There was a large attendance at the Young People's Meeting, last Sunday evening. Herbert White led the meeting, llcnry Woodland will lead the next Sunday evening meeting. All are Invited to be present. WONUKH:—AVliy that fellow with a while horse conies up north so often? Ask Clara! If that girl on the ltidge gave Freemau the it? How Clara will like to ride after the mules? AVhat girl Bert had out riding one Sunday evening? If tho mules will be going over the north and south rood very often? Ask Henry! Why Harley comes down fa this part of Melville so often? Must be some at traction 1 11.0 The Reason Why we are selling goods so low is because we realize that times are hard and mon ey scarce and Ave ground, the flotsam and jetsam of the produce trade. But it is rarely that any portion of this scattering vegetable mer chandise is wasted. There are al ways some women or men with baskets who are permitted, upon the supposition of their extreme pover ty, to gather up the estray vegeta bles, and very rare it is that they leave the wharf until their basketa are filled to tho top. Most of these gatherers are of for eign birth, and a very large majori ty of them are Italians. This thrifty race, by enforced experience in their own land, Jiavo reduced the economy of living to its finest point. They emigrate to this country ignorant of its language or its laws, but with habits of industry and thrift which strike the average American with amazement. Their chief ambition is to own their own homes. Tho rule of large families prevails, and each one is employed in some in dustry that will either produce money or else in an avocation that will save expenditure. The rapid accumulations of the Italians aro thus accounted for. But the wharfs are not the only places where the stray fruit and vegetables are gathered in. A hundred boys perambulate the streets where the commission men abound with a sack over their shoulders, who, with trained eye, perceive in the road way the object of their search. No matter what it may be, tomato or squash, in it goes into the mouth ol the receptacle, to be sorted later when the day's work is done. The amount thus lost to the producer great, many thousands of dollars a month, but it is not wasted and re appears at some humble table as a delightful salad covered with plenty of olive oil and washed down by fresh pressed claret. These boy scavengers are a nota ble class. They are wonderfully sharp and have been known to fill their sacks at the expense of theun watchful merchant, but thoy are tolerated as a necessary evil and as an interesting feature of life in a great city.—San Francisco Call. The Most Valuable Spots on Karth* Probably the most valuable spots on the face of tho earth, as the burial sites in Westminster abbey cannot be bought with gold, aro the four corners where Wall street touches Broad and the two where it meets Broadway. I cannot guess how large a price any one of these might bring in the market now, but $1, BOO, 000 was recently paid for five lots on Broad way opposite Bowling Green. This was the value of the land alone, as the old buildings it bore were at once to be torn down. Yet, says Philip Hone, a lot in just this plaoe sold in 1820 for only $19,600. AU late as 1840 lots on Cortlandt street could.be ljad for $1,00.0, or eyenjtor propose to name such prices as will make a dollar go as far at our store as it used to go when times were good. We have just received a new lot of Misses' fast black seamless Hose, double knee and heel, worth 20c a pair, our price, 10c Ladies' black Hose, worth 10c, our price 5c Ladies' Seamless Black Hose, per pair 10c Men's Rockford Socks, six pair for 25c Men's heavy Overalls, per pair 50c Men's checked Jumpers, each 30c Extra heavy Tin Pails—12-qt—worth 50c, only 25c All steel Skillets, Avorth 40c, only 25c 14-qt Tin Dish Pans, only 15C Good Brooms, worth 20c, only lOc Parlor Matches, per box 1 Watch for our announcements every week. We will save you money ^Racket Store Audubon, Iowa HOW THE POOR GET GREENS. Scavengers of San Francisco Wlio Feed Families For Nothing* How many poor people manage to exist in a great city like San Fran cisco ia a puzzling query which re mains unanswered for many people, but how a great many of them do manage to subsist is very easily as certained if a person chooses to spend a little time upon the water front and along the streets where the numerous commission houses handle the country products. In this locality there is to be found an actual demonstration of the way some hundreds of families live with out the expenditure of a single coi.t for their food. Most of the produc tion of the market gardens, vine yards and orchards destined for tliie market is brought by the low draft, stern wheeled steamers that ply the bayous and upper waters of tho Sac ramento and San Joaquin rivers, and these unload their cargoes mostly at Washington and Jackson streets piers. At times these im mense structures are piled high with packages from the farm, and in handling them, which is done in the greatest haste possible, some portion of their contents is sure to be emp tied upon ggra Sog QKK3 F. VERMILYA, Proprietor. $700. But a year or two ago tne cor ner of Liberty and Nassau streets, measuring 79 feet along the one, 112 nlong the other and about 100 feet in depth, brought $1,250,000, and this, again, for the sake of the land alone.—Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensse laer in Century. Not on the Line. A tract society sent a Chicago rail way agent a bundle of free tracts to bo placed on the time table rack. One of the tracts was entitled "A Route to the New Jerusalem." The letter to the society received from the general passenger agent declin ing the tracts contained as the clos ing sentence, "We cannot place the tracts as tho N. J. is not on oar route."—New York Tribune. All a Misapprehension. "A\rhat is this report about your being assaulted by an elevator man because you refused to ridel" "By an elevator man) Oh, oh I It was this way: I chose to walk toi the fifth story to my office, and the man in the elevator beat me up.' That is all."—Cincinnati Enquirer. A letter 'Written Amid Flying Sheila. In the Century is an article on "Nelson In tho Battle of Copen hagen," by Capti.in Alfred T. Ma han. Captain Muhan relates the following anecdote concerning Lord Nelson's letter proposing a truce to the crown prince of Denmark, dis patched in the midst of hostilities: The decks being cleared of all par titions fore and aft and all ordinary conveniences removed, Nelson wrote in full view of all on the deck where he was at the casing of the rudder head standing, and as he wrote an officer standing by took a copy. The original, in his own hand, was put into an envelope and sealed, with his arms. The officer was about to use a wafer, but Nelson said: "No. Send for sealing wax and candle." Some delay followed, owing to the man sent having had his head takenj off by a ball. "Send another mes senger for the wax," said the ad miral when informed of this. And when the wafers were again sug gested he simply reiterated the or der. A large amount of wax was usod and extreme care taken that, the impression of the seal should be perfect. Colonel Stewart asked, "Why, un der so hot a lire and after so lamen table an accident, have you attached so much importance to a circum stance apparently trifling?" "Had I made use of a wafer," replied Nel son, "the wafer would have been still wet when the letter was pre sented to the crown prince. He would have inferred that the letter was sent off in a hurry, and that we had some very pressing reasons for being in a hurry. The wax told no tales." It was tho same sagacious regard to effect which possibly dic tated the byplay of refusing to see Parker's signal of recall. A Beautiful fjoheme. It is well known to naturalists that when tho hen has laid an egg she immediately kicks out with one leg, as if to give official validity to the procedure. Acting upon this known custom of the hen, an Illinois inventor haB perfocted a device by means of which the kick register its date upon every egg laid, so tha they may tell their own story in tb market. The instrument is rath' complicated, its mechanism acti^c upon an electric disk, an ink pat and a rubber stamp, with an autc matic arrangoment for the succe' sion of dates, and can be worked b. any ordinary hen without imposin' any burdensome responsibilities u on her or confusing her with a 1 of unnecessary details. She simp kicks—which she would do anwyi —and the deed is done. Her pr duction is labeled and certified, a an immense deal of lying about as it floats through the channels commerce is thus prevented, an invention it is not equal to cotton gin, but is su] pigszie anu does illino: York Tribuns.