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WOMAN AND HOME.
BENEFITS WOMEN MAY DERIVE FROM THE ART OF FENCING. "Mn' Women" Defined Mm. Kendal on American Women Rom Beautiful Vo mn Nftt Young The MIhnIoii nt 1.4a mteil Women. Btilflek'ut evidence that woman may be come a tn(KtriK of fence with the foils as the ia always with the tongue is Riven in a apiritwl arti'-la by Morgnret Bisluiul, pub lidheU la Outing. Hhe U.-1I us that it is in faria, where the practical use of small swords among men has never been restricted, that the art of fencing tins flourished apace since tli. days of "Le Grand Monarch." Many women regularly attend the sailes d'armes, of which there are a score, or practice in their homes, always under the eye of some skillful maitre. For this part of her educa tion the French woman has a natural apt ness; the tradition, agility and wit of her race aid her in a rnpid mastery of detail and graceful finish of execution. It was she, no doubt, who so successf ully proved to Ameri can women thut fencing is after all the exer cise nest adapted to feminine needs. Much of that French teniperamont is common in our ladies, who, after noting the fact that even their German and Italian sisters entered the lints to gain crowns of luurol, took up their foils with such characteristic onurgy and en thusiasm. Among them we may look for and indeed have already found several fencers. of HO common skill. The French woman took up this practice more as a polite accomplish ment than for any serious reason, while on this side of the water it is studied not only for pleasure, but for higher physical develop ment, to which American women have of late .turned their attention. Now, fencing develops the muscular sys tem by the simple process of learning iu practice, while it does not bring on physical exhaustion, often the result of other exer cises. Many women have overtaxed their powers at lawn tennis by becoming over heated or straining weak muscles, only to y dearly in the future for such imprudence. Or, perhaps and 'tis not uncommon after one season of vigorous ranpiet swinging big knotty biceps are found to have become too prominent in a white, rounded arm and gloves of size fit for the left hand refuse to fit over the broadened pulm of the right. And this is the prime advantage of fencing that every muscle is brought into play, not in the arms alone that wield the foil, tint the wrists, lower limliK, waist and buck, and even ankles, must lie trained to full from one position into another without effort, yet with wonderful rapidity and grace. The average sKrt or exercise Is mastered by plunging wildly into its mysteries, hitting out blindly to right and left, trusting with confidence to change and practice to getting licked into sha), and in most cases a guide or master is rather a hindrance than a help. Hut It Is hardly so with fencing, for this is altogether too intricate and delicate a game to admit of even one blunder which would unhinge all the carefully planned theory by which it Is tnnglit. The pupils are requested to exercise not only a deul of muscular energy and dexterity, but an intelligent judgment that will keep the mind on the alert, eager, yet pleasantly excited and well under con trol. When onco the delicacies of the foil prac tice are successfully conquered, the slender gleaming rapier might be iutrus.ed even in the hands of a woman, for what she may lack iu MMitlve size of bone and muscle is made up in exceeding dexterity. Yet, so far, they are content with the blunted foil, llroadsw ords are somewhat too heavy to lift and swing, while feminine nerves shrink from the clash of steel, cut and slash, before which tier more strongly constituted brother never quails. Nervous prostration, the evil genius tftat is Kup)Ksed sooner or latJr to overtake the ex cited nervous SKK-ioty girl iu hor mad career lifter plensiiro, may bo vanquished at the blade's point. This is a common ailment of Amerlvan women, who are apt to carrj out any work which their hands find to do with such vigor that exhaustion is often tho result. Men's Women. "What are 'men's women V " asked the most charming of her sex; "men are forever say ing of Ho-Biid so, whom, by the wny, I detest, Uiat she Is 'a man's woman.' Touch me how to tie one, please. Wherein lies tno chsrml Must I smokn like your Venetians Must I talk horsel Must I adopt all the other of your dreadful wa)s(' Certainly not, dear inadnm. Yet it is quite true that while one muu's ideal differs most fortuitously from another's, as one star dlf ferefli from another star in glory, there are those who are known among us as "men's women," for a hiippy eouilunutiou of quali ties somewhat diflleult to d'sci ile. ' A man's woman," fo Ingin with, is old enough to know the world thoroughly; yet, though sl.e need never have lcc bcautful, she must have kept her youth. Hhe is in no sense n light woman, neither is she over intellectual; she would not upeak Ureck, even if she could Hhe is a creature of infinite tact, whom very being with the outward semblance cJ man lulereU profoundly. With him h is always at her let, and she contrives to got out of him the lxt there is. She listens well, and grows sympathetic as sh listens, lias tie a special weakness! she half tempts him to tliev it is a virtue. All adept in the sub tUwt forms of Ualtery, she would force tho meanest of us to shine even w hen be Is ill at iu. And yet, above all, she remalus sin cere, tier interest in him is real, and sur rives the fleeting moments, lie is a man; that Is to say, for her, the brightest jwge In nature's book. HI'.'? reeet convention, knowing well when she may venture to A iiucouveutlxntl; yet she is uuupproachable mad Irreproachable. In return be adores her. This all 1 ery well, you say, but I don't like that woman. Pear madam, as it never enter Into I er calculation flint you should, abe does not take such paiua with you. fcSUe makM dear foe among you, of course. HoinMimea, rven, she doee not escape cal umny. Hul this, having; no actual basis, falls of tin own weight, and in the end, as you yourself will admit, yon stand in awe of her. Your question proves it. I have tried to tell you why w like her; and if you must have word of dwluiliou, here it is: 8 he is one who has tlx gift to study men, and who, hav ing studied many, finds the process still atnut In. If you lark this primal requisite, aban don the unequal contest. You "ill never be come like ber by a servile iiniUUoa of hor trk ks and her manners. In spite of these, wnk'h set yon so against hor, let me entreat you to believe her a d.jrving wemao, ln Omd. 8cr!bor UaguUie. AM iOM Optatoa of Aaserteau VTom.o. It is tnteroflbic to bear what lln Kendal thiols about Aiuttkhui women and their poe atbUUM Cbattui away, she said: "The AoMrWan wotnan as continual surprise to bm. A cud would be brought to me, prop erly ecifraved, and tearing tho name, say Aire, 'aiitiv. 1 wee out, and the tiext day I wuuki c avt (rHii Mrs. tkiuth, cUai ov ir!y written, regretting my abeenoe and aeafng wba she wouli tmj tu at home. 1 woull writ. or.J tell her. and then there wou',-1 a lady, w.-ll .iie-ei, well dorated, !' had i n alin.t everything titer was to '"'iked aKait Ilveu and ti Uim fa-la While aha whs with me another relief would o In. and, after Mrs. Hmith went av. the vnl one wouU' in-I- s tu that twenty )inl(.i Mr f lilth M staivling behind a oi unler. ae.iiuf pea tu's a ccnor, -r helping hr mother la a Uun.tr v - womM go to a luncheon at Mr Smith's am, the wTi.-e Tfeot, the r.m ex 4ait'V furtnld, the li-t nw if i iiarm tug this con'. I 'Milr h l- Hi Amer- anj wbft la I oumn in lit ai ending, get l,.-r g' ei to teach tro l, hr a iniialo nwutor, moti felt, a tertobt'l-! t, ktilf and fet k cor- rectfy, to receive her guests properly, and she simply never could learn. There is tome thing in the American brain, especially In the feminine brain, that sterna to grasp the right Idea with a quickne that is wonderful, which I, as an English woman, intensely ad mire. There are no women in the world like tbem. Like America! Why, of course I do." "few York Sun. The Mission of Educated Women. Generous recognition is at once given of the beauty of the possible home, and of the power and important of the woman who criites it; but that this is woman's only field is uuphatieally denied. There are now open to -tier many channel! through which she can inCuence the race, at d the question is raised as to whether the advantage in this respect k altogether ou the -fide of the married wo man. Two or three of the older women in the group, who have iad long and varied ex perience as teachers, iisk if it is not probable that among the many children who have come into their hands there are not some, at least, who owe more to their school environ ment than to the borne life. They claim that they, as teachers, should be credited with the influence which, in the nature of things, is inseparable from the responsibility which is put upon them. "To us," they say, "and not to the already overburdened wife a;id mother, is given the power to lead and c irect the youth of the race. Would you h ve us, with that in view, aim for anything lss than the best? The education of English and American children is, in the main, in tao hands of women, and this not because of a a anomalous social con dition, but because of their peculiar fltnessfor the work. On Mr. A Ueu's own showing; these women should remain unmarried, and, If this involves a sacrifice on their part, it is left for him to show us that i.uch sacrifice is ignoble, or in any sense threatening to the public wel faresMrs. M. F. Armstrong in Popular Sci ence Monthly. The Girl of the Home. A young and beautiful girl, with a fair in come and a full length mirror, can discount all the artists that ey er wielded brush, though she may never have read an "urt treatise," and knows no more of scientiHo contrasts and harmonies and classic folds and draper ies than the bird swlugiug in the apple boughs which cast their flickering shadows over the white matting of her dainty bedroom a room, by the way, that is neither boudoir ncr den, nor anything but a sweet, clean, pure home room of a sweet, pure girl where the spring air blows gently through the white curtained windows, bringing in the fragrance of the apple blossoms and scattering their petals over the floor With the same instinct that the bird builds Its nest, the girl makes her pretty pictures day by day, completing them with a blossoc i from the tree or a clus ter from the garden bed, rejoicing in her own beauty and i ever doubting that the heart of the world is as young and light as her own; perhaps laying away at night some ribbon or flower with a tenderer touch be cause of the even! ig's association. Let us give thanks that to ire are thousands of such girls left in our country yet, girls who be long to the fields and the orchards and the gardens of home, and not to society's hot houses. New York Times. ' Econo.ny in Dress. Economy in the Matter of dross lies more in taking care of n hat clothes you have than in having fewer or in spending less on them. In order to practice this economy have in your room a clothes brush, a whisk broom and a small caiml's hair brush; also have handy a bottle of ammonia, one of benzine and a small sponge for applying either of thorn. Then never bang a dress away with a siot on it. If the missing buttons cannot be at once sewed on or the rips iu the gloves and dresses mended, it should be done at the first spare moment, tha; everything may be ready to put on if obliged to dress in a hurry. Wherever the most sewing is done it is a good plan to have a t ag with several compart ments, one for shse buttons, coarse thread and needles, another for darning cottons of all colors and degrees of fineness, a third. for buttons of every description, one for the best pieces of old kid gloves and another for the legs of worn out hose. The sixth may con tain pieces of each of your dresses. The kid glove compartment should contain silks for mending, tine needles and small buttons. If everything is handy the dreaded mending will not seem half so hard a task. Exchange. Ileatitlful Old Women. By no means is the "palm" for beauty, tal ent mid refineme.it awarded entirely to the younger women of London, but sharing equally with thorn are the beautiful old women, who have lived most of their nobis lives thore. Mn. Gladstone and Baroness Burdette Coutts, who has a "strange, sweet, weak face," come first ou the list of beautiful old women. Mrs Gladstone's greatest beauty lice in her expreteiou, so well interpreted by Hubert Herkomir at the Royal Academy. Another charming old woman is Mrs. Ster ling, recently retired from Irving's theatre. Mrs. Proctor, the mother of Adelaide Anne Proctor, and widow of Barry Cornwall. At 88 Mrs. Proctor was still a brilliant society woman. Mrs. Tom Taylor still holds her place among the beet amateur pianists of London. Mrs. I'feifer, of artistic dress re form fame, is said to have written sonnets, "the finest sine) Bbakespears." She wears some of the ts it adaptations of Grecian drapery to mod rn costume. Mona Caird, the original agitator in that interesting dis cussion, "la Marriage a Failure" looks a liv ing proof that " Marriage is a BuoceBs." Lon don Letter. How to Marry Well. What girls should never forget is to be neatt Not primly so, but daintily so. The girl well got up. with irreproachable gloves aud shoes that tit, though ber gown be only cotton, yet if it be well turned out, may compete with the richest; while the slovenly dresser, who see mi or forget to givo atten tion to details, ll passed over by the discon tented eye, though bar drew may be a mas terpiece of Worth. A girl should learn to put ber gown on properly. No creature living takes more hoed of externals than your orthodox man. He may not kunw the price, oolor or materia of your clothes, but he will know to a nicety whether you art well or badly gowned. One special point I would impress upon tha girl who deslnis (as all girl do) to range herself well, ti moke a good marriage t to be gentle. The crate for vivacity, for the free and eaiy styla that borders so closely on the maunuii of the deml monde that dis tinguished the society of ten years ago has provideatially died a natural death. Now adays, meu are seusible enough to took for comfort in their married Uvea. And surely the knowledge that one's future wife has a heart as tender as it I sympathetic should, aud doe, go far to arrange a man's decision of who shall he the partner of his daily life. The Pucbess, i t Ladies' flume Journal. Two rostomre Women. There are aluut .we hundred women clerks in the postotlice department at Washington, and the highert salary paid there is (1,600. Mrs. Patti L. Collins "probably holds the po sition which tt would he most difficult to re place. She is an expert reader of manuscript and the hierof I) phics that apr on some of the mail matter that passes through the dead letter office. She knows a doxeu languages and has aneteullent memory for names, so that she can place streets in every rivilued rity l-i the world, written in no matter what longuni;. SI -a has been ten years in the pototli"e. Miat Hom tewell is in the money order di visionthe international secliou and re ceives f i.COO. Wis doe miscellaneous work, which mWudu a greet deal of translating. She h chan. of eorrJolideni-e Iu twenty iMimtriea, ii.cluding the i;mi!i colonies. Her cornp ndeuU write in their own lan guage, aud very thing that come in has to I traimlated aiid put un file. Miss SeweU spaks Fr'h, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish. Cor. New York Press. ' - Mrs. Stone's Womanliness. Not many years ago Lucy Stone, well be loved of women, went into Vermont to con duct a woman suffrage campaign. Of course. although her name was well known, there were many people who had never seen her, and it was very amusing to Bee the surprise produced on the faces as the gentle, motherly, sweet faced, silver voiced woman stepped on the platform and began to address them in the kindly manner so well known to all her followers. "Is that Lucy Btonef asked one woman. made more bold by her surprise than the rest of the people. "Why, I thought she was a big woman with a loud voice and wore panta loons." No wonder she was surprised. Although Mrs. Stone was oue of the earliest of tho wo men speakers, aud has been longer on the platform than almost any ono now living, she is essentially a femiuiue woman. Boston Herald. How to Cure Wrinkles. The first place, it seems, in which a face "spoils" is under tho eyes. Hollows form here; and the skin becoming loose through expression of the muscles, falls into Wrinkles or "crow's feet." "To prevent this," says a modern authority, "it is necessary to keep the cuticle as elastic aud iu as restraint a con dition as possible." And this is bow it is done: You must first "draw the mouth hard into the semblance of a smile. Do this before the glass, and next place the index and third and fourth fingers of each hand on the small mounds formed at the top of the cheeks, aud press lightly downward with the tips. Then relax the face at once; again draw up into a smile, then relax; do this with increasing rapidity over and over uutil the muscles are tired, always maintaining the downward pressure with the finger tips, but not so hard but that the contraction of the muscles in the mile will raise them each time." London Truth. Girl Bachelors In America. "What is the most characteristic thing you have found in our American life" was asked of an observant Englishman who has been spending a few months in New York. "The girl bachelors," he said. "There are no spins ters here, as we call them in England. The unmarried woman in America is a type alto gether unique. She has ail t he independence of a man and still keeps every essential trait of the best woman. She thinks and plans and executes for herself, aud she does not seem to j make mistakes. The girl bachelor often has her own home, and she veluca it exactly as she would if she were married. She is always gracious and companionable, but never over steps the bounds of her dignity. Oh, the girl bachelor is the most wonderful thing Amer ica has yet produced, und she is altogether charming." New York Evening Sun. Wine Baths for Iteautlei. A few favored beauties in California know the tonic effect of wino baths, which are ad ministered with some economy by taking a warm water bath first, and wheu the pores are open, entering a wooden tub containing a cask of red wine, which does-duty over and over again. Or, bath towels are soaked in wine and laid on the person after a warm dip, and certainly the wine bath is very re freshing and refining to tho skin. Fifteen minutes is the proper time for the application either way. It also whitens and softens the hands to soak them in a basin of red wine. Now York Letter. Little Women Shouldn't Wear Tall Hats. Little women with large heads very often think they will look taller if they wear large hats and a fluffy arrangement of the hair. This is a fallacy, and instead of looking taller they will only appear the shorter. The rea son is very Bimple. Their height is only about six lengths of the head. Naturally, by in creasing the size of the head the dispropor tion will be greater, as then their figure will appear to be only five times the length of their head. Little women should wear small hats and simple hair dress. New York Journal. Stoves for Comfort. Gasoline Is the best fuel for summer. But one must be careful when using it. A stove with a double burner for wash boiler and sven and two single burners costs about tlti. Two and one-half gallons of gasoline, at a shilling per gallon, will do the cooking, wash ing nud ironing one week for a family of four. Then think of the comfort. A kerosene lamp stove with one burner is very handy. A quart of water can' soon bfl boiled on one. Good Housekeeping. Tassar Girls for Officers. It Is said that Vassar graduates make the best presiding officers to be had for women's organizations. That institution enjoys a plethora of all sorts of clubs, whose meetings are always conducted with great formality and with strict regard to parliamentary lades. A Vassar girl, therefore, get a fln experience In such matters. -Exchange. To Inoreas the Appetite. After cooking a meal a porson will feel tired and have no appetite. For this beat a raw egg until light, stir in a little millt and ugar and season with nutmeg. Drink half an hour before eating. A raw egg well beaten and stirred into a glass of lemonade is refreshing and helpful to one who ha little or no appetite. New York Telegram, Hubble Don't Like Bobbles. Hen like women with ideas of their 'own, but they are afraid of women with theories or hobble. A woman with a bobby needs to carefully blanket and stable it away from the eye of a man ahe desire to please. Ella Wheeler Wiloox, "Wish Be Wouldn't!" "Oh, I wish he wouldn't I" snid a dear girl, as she opened the box and for one long mo ment of pure delight drank the exquisite beauty and perfume of the great cluster of velvety "Jacks." "They're lovely and so is he, but I do wish he wouldn't!" she repeated as she lifted out the great bunch and thrust them with the most elaborate and artistic carelessness into a great cut glass rose bowl. "Why shouldn't he, if be wants to!" asked her listener. She flushed a little, but answered bravely: "Because he can't afford it. " "You see," she weut on hurriedly, "I know the dear fellow cares for me know it just as well as if he had told me so, and I well, I wouldn't fed distressed over this if You (tee, young men are 10 foolish about these things, A flower seems to them the very apotheosis of a gift to a girl, and so it would lie if we lived iti Arcady and roses were to be had for the plucking. But we don't; we live in New York, where every bud costs a big round dollar and the poetry of flower giving resolves itself into the decided prose of earning the dollars to pay for them. "I don't know Tom's salary, of course, but I know it isn't ten thousand a year, and here's f 'J5 worth of Jacks, J am sure. If he would only be content with lessl But just because I am one of the girls whose fathers can buy thorn a hundred Jacksevery day in the season if riiey want them, be thinks he must do no less. But he's so foolish I I'm sure 1 should be just as happy with a dollar bunch of vio lets, and I'm not sure but I would admire him the more for his independence iu daring to send them." Exchange. A Left Banded Child. Dr. Falix, th well known French physi cian, mentions a queer cause of left handed ness. He found among hi patients a lady with a left handed lauy. When hor second child was a year old It, too, was loft handed. The doctor found she always carried hor chil dren oil her left arm. She was advised to change, and holding her infant on her right arm it began to grasp objects with its right band and soon became right handed. Chatter. THE WHISPERING LUTE. O'er David's couch, as old tradition says. There Uuiig a lute tuned ever to God's praise. And when, upon the passing of tlie night, The soft wind whispered toward the gates of liRbt, The lute filled all the chagjlx-r oi ibe king With its melodious murmuring. Then woke the royal singer, and with head Half raised, as if he heard an angel's tread, Listened, until, hie poet soul on Are, He cauRht with ea-er, yearning hands the lyre, And sang the songs the world's heart sing again Inspired outpourings of the souls of men. So, o'er our heads, new dawning truth abroad. The whispering lutes sing sweeter thoughts of Uoi: O pout, whom tho world has waited long, Come, smite the murmuring harp strings clear aud strong! Come, thou new seer, who shalt rise and sing This day's evangel of tbj God and King! James Bachman in Harper's Weekly. Victoria's Change of Name. It is not generally known, I think, that th parents ot the queen in tended to christen ber "Aleixandrina Victorlua," and It was only just before the baptism took place that a cliauge woj made ia favor of "Alexandria Victoria." The reason was that there had been much talk in connection with the Queen Caroline scandal of M. Derganu'a daughter, who was geuerally spoken of a "La petite V ictoriue," and it was therefore decided that it would be inadvisable to givo the young princess a name which would recall events it was much hotter to forget as soon as possible. London Figaro. Prairie Chickens. Not less than 1.000.000 of are marketed in Chicago every year, of which number Illinois furniKViAo na,.in i 1 - "win; uuiruau. The business is decreasing every year, and free shooting will soon load to it total ex tinction as far as that state Is concerned. 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In Bpitw of adulterated imitation which miss th" theory, und practical rttutt of th Uritrmn), in np.t o the (rneat inmrepreHeiitntionB by onvmua won Id -I m competitors, and in spite of "-nut attempt to rul" him of the fruit of hit. labors,BU of which dmnrHtrMe tn QndoujHed tuiperiflrity and pontilru-it y of hit tHiHiliin), Proi. Loiaettri Art of Never Jp'orK"tting it rfU'dgniztHt to-day In both Hemisphere, as murking an Kpoch in Memory Culture. Hid Proipectupiient pimt free) givo opinions of people in all parts of the fflote who have art n&ily studied hiiHystera by correHpondence, Bliowlni that his ftystom is vned only white bring Mtitdie-U, not Mfterioards: ttiat any bmk can be learned in a ivgle teadinemtnd-iranfierinff eured, etc. Jfe'or Prospeutut, Terms ana Testimonials add reus . Prof. A. l,OISKTT, 31 Fifth Avenue, N. Y Special Attention! "Vitalia Cures." T. A. Thomas. Enquire of those who give testimonials. Clarksvillk.Tknn., Dec. 1890. To all who suffer with Indigestion or Dys peasia : we eheerfolly recommend Vltalln, manu factured by E. M. Thomas Manufacturing Company, New York. We have used it per sonally or in our family with (treat satisfac tion, and believe a trial of tt will prove to you its excellence. Mrs. E. K.W, Thomas, T. H. Hyman, Mrs. E. M. Poston, Chan. w. Hodgson, Mrs. Mattle Htraln, L. W. Bourne, Attsessor C. W. Htaton, anerlff Oeo. T. Knndle, O. L. Pitt, J. M. Fowlkes, Jan. R. KnsHlter, John Hick. C. L. Cooke, Henry Klckt Ijewls It. Willis, Arthur E. Harris, Bailey M. Barksdale. O. Kiilmey Harris, J. J. Hamlett, O. Wollenhaupt, Ely's Marlon Yarbrough. B. F. Poston, wm. Bevel, O. H. Hwlft, M. U. W. H. Kuasell, K. K. Gold, J. H. Hymea, J. H. Kenning, Jno. W. Hanner, nr., D.D. After the longsu Bering I have endured from indigestion, I feel it a duty and pleasure to recommend your Vltalla, because of the re lief and comfort It has given me, 1 think Vi talia Elixir and Vitalia Liver Pills lnvaluble forindlgestlon and cholera morbus. MKH. MATT1E STRAIN, Claxksville, Tenn. It Is a pleasure to me to say to friends and others suffering from indigestion ordysptepi sla, that your Vitalia will cure them. I say thlsbecauxe I have used It on myself and othera,one a very distressing ease, and all have been made happy by ltacure. Wben everlmeet an acquaintance with Indlg s tlon I say to him, "Be sure to use Vitalia and be cured cheap." It Is the best medlolue in the world for such afflictions. T. II. HYMAN, Leaf Tobacco Auctn'r. T. A. Thomas, General Agent, Clarksvllle, Tenn. DcarRlr I have been suffering with dys pepsia in a severe form and rweutly com. menocd taking VHalla Capsulea, with auch great benefit that I can commend them to all so afflicted. They are the best liver remedy I ever used. U W. BOURNE, County Assesaor. My wife has found mora relief from your Vitalia than from any remedy ah ha ever taken. I amure you or my own gratitude for so valuable a med iclne. J. B. Erwln, D. I). Nashville, Jan. 8. I have taken our Vitalia Capsnlea for indl geetlon and the reault waa speedy relief and cure. They lnxtlfled fully everything you claimed for them. A. F.BMITH, 361 Produce Exchange, N. Y. City. E. M. Thomas Mnnf. Co., New York. Have the klndn to send me by mRll on dollar's worth of Vitalia t ivcr Pills. Encloa ed find the money. From the vial sent me am pleased with It. W. H. BROOKH.JR., Ontario, Cal. For sale by McReynolds A Co. AGENTS WANTED by an old reliable firm large profit, quick aaiea. Ham pie free. A rar Bartnalty. U.A.lt,M2 l'wsy,N.T. in ip fm m Wfs v rf &m Hi If iJCh . m i UNACQUAINTED WITH TEE GEOGRAPHY OF THE COUNTRY, WILL OBTAI9 MUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION FHOM A STUDY OF THIS MAP OF THE GKIC&GO. 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