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Experimental Farming. An experiment in agriculture should be an intelligent question propounded to nature, which will be intelligently an swered if properly put. Thus, the mar ket value of assimilable nitrogen in this country is about thirty cents a pound, and farmers and the manufacturers of fertilizers have experimented much to learn what is the smallest per cent, of this costly element that will answer when combined with othew that will secu/e satisfactory crops of wheat, corn, cotton and tobacco. The best Peruvian guaDo found twenty-five or thirty years ago contained from fifteen to seventeen per cent, of ammonia, or some four or five times the amount of hydrogen that Bal timore manufacturers of manure give to their commercial fertilizers. Tt is be lieved this is an error perpetrated to save the cost of nitrogen. Home years since an eminent German chemist, Hilldrigel, instituted experi ments in plant growth to determine the value of nitrogen in the form of nitric acid and ammonia. The lowest quantity he used was seven pounds to the acre ; the highest eighty-four. His results were curious and instructive. Seveifpounds increased the yield a fraction over the half of one per cent. (553). Fourteen pounds gave a gain of 1.776. In this experiment, while the plant food given is only doubled in quantity the harvest shows an increase of three-fold. The gain in the crop exceeds the addition of nitrogen up to fifty-six pounds applied to the acre. At this point the gain was nearly fourteen times greater than where seven pounds were used ; yet fifty six is not fourteen times seven. Hilldrigel found that seventy pounds of assimilated azote, or nitrogen, gave the maximum yield of wheat, sixty three of rye and thirty-six of oats. The question for solution is how te apply manure of any kind in such quantities per rod or acreage as will give the farmer the largest and quickest return for his labor and money investment in plant food. If one's fields lack ammonia,potash, phosphoric, sulphuric and hydrochloric acids, they need a compound fertilizer ; and this is the condition of most farms long cultivated. A commercial fertil izer sold at fifty dollars a ton. which has only two or three per cent, of nitrogen, is dear manure. Farmers in seme sections have lost millions of dollars by purchasing some tnlng they did not wan^ The prescrip tion lor their land was made to benefit tne manufacturer of a nostrum at the expense of the tiller of the soil. We live in an age of quackery in every industry and profession. Two hundred years ago the author of Hudibras said : " The pleasure of being cheated is as great as to cheat." If this be true, farmers should be the happiest people in the world, for they are cheated on all sides. They require for their protection and enlightenment experiment stations as in Germany, fully identified with their interests. If a man has only manure enough to se«d one acre of plant» properly, it is a serious mistake to spread it over two or more acres. Experience proves that dilution is generally unprofitable ; con centration wise and remunerating. In tensive farming is concentration, bring. Ing things to a focus. Manure worth thirty dollars for one hundred pounds is a nèw fact in agriculture. This manure clover, peas and other plants can draw from* the air we breathe and the water we drink. How does moss grow on a damp, naked rock, with no soil, no plow ing, no hoeing ? Let common sense and food for wheat grow in the same way that moss and clove* grow.—[Nashville Ame ijan. Why Wheat Soil Fails. In the course of a sensible article on the uses of wheat-straw, Mr. L. A. Hansen, ef Mississippi, remarks : ï have also lately read several articles on wheat culture, and among others, the extracts from the report of the commis sioner of agriculture for the state of Tennessee. The average production is given as from five to seven bushels per ««re, with exceptional yields of as high m forty bushels. Does this not give material for serious thoughts ? Although we will presume that many may have sown wheat on (oil not properly adapted to |wheat, there can be* no doubt that these low averages have largely been produced on soil which naturally is wheat mil. If thiB supposition is cor rect, wherein lies the fault? I have no hesitation in saying that those fields (the majority of them) have been crop ped with wheat year «iter year for gen erations, without receiving the proper amount of manure, and that the straw has been stacked and burned in the field to get rid of it. My reason bellying (his to be the fact in Tennessee is because I have seen that practice indulged in year after year is other states. In those states thirty yean age, wheat would average from twenty to thirty bushels per acre, al though the preparation of the ground was greatly deficient. T q illustrate this, I will mention that I have seen wheat sowed from horseback, because the weeds were so thick and high that a man on foot could not have dis tributed the seeds at all. After thresh ing, the straw was burned, and a new crop ef wheat sowed. So they have gone on ever since then, until the same soil to-day will not return enough to pay for seed and labor. That is the reason why our wheat lands in general de not pro duce more than from fite to ten bushels per aci§» where they otherwise, if ma nured properly and rotated, would have increased in yield. I know of a grain-growing country in Europe where forty years ago the aver' age yield of wheat was not above twelve bushels per acre, and to-day, according to published statistics, the average yield ia i thirtv-two bushels per acre. High cul- j ture," judicious manuring and proper rotation have worked this result. Why not follow this example ? They have increased the yield of wheat from twelve to thirty-two bushels per acre, and we, j in the same time, have decreased this j yield from thirty to seven. Pulverization of the Soil. The average returnsof cultivated crops may be largely increased by a thorough pulverization of the soil, because the more a soil is pulverized, and the greater the state of division in which its parts are, the greater is its absorbent power. The action of the hoe increases the attraction for moisture, encourages the ; circulation of the atmospheric and j nutritive gases, and thus, be the soil what j it may, adds to its fertility. < By the mechanical operations of agriculture, we divide and renew the surface, and en deavor to make every atom of the soil accessible to the action of the carbonic acid and oxygen of the atmosphere. In this way we distribute the excess of mineral food found at one spot to others in which it fails, and thus enable a new generation of plants to find everywhere the materials which are indispensable to their growth and prosperity. The pulverization of the soil by plow ing, grubbing, harrowing, rolling, hoeing, mellowing, and other operations, is a main department of agricultural labor, j and one which is far too much neglected by a majority of farmers. While tillage cannot practically be oflered as a substitute for manure, yet it quadruples the effectiveness of the latter. Every time the earth is broken by any sort of till age or division, there must arise some new .«uperfices of the broken parts which never has been open before. Fibrous roots, which alone maintain the plant, can take in no nourishment from any cavity, hence the necessity of so pulver izing the soil that each particle can be reached by the roots. The finer the soil, the richer will it become and the more plants will it maintain. Successful cultivation can only be maintained by the intermixing of air with the soil. The presence and circu lation of the air in tha soil, in as many minute streams and as large aggregate quantities as possible, is important to free and luxuriant vegetation. The grand means of effecting such aeration are such as maintain the porosity of the soil. Air is thus supplied, however, not ' only in a direct manner by the atmos- | phere, but indirectly and quite as neces sarily and efficiently by water. The fine parts of the earth are impregnated throughout their whole substance with the riches contained in dews and gentle showers, and in such soils the most weak j and tender roots have free passage to the ! utmost extent, and have also an equal : pressure, everywhere giving the needed j contact with the minute particles of j earth. The subject of the thorough : pulverization of the soil demands in- j creased attention from every practical agriculturalist.—[American Cultivator. Hope for the Republic. Ralph Waldo Emerson lectured in Boston, Tuesday night, on the " Future of the Republic," concluding as follows : 0 Young men must not be idealists alone, but must have ideas. They must not be dazzled or sun blind, but must have glimmer enough to keep from knocking the'r heads against the wall. We want men of originality who can also take in the interests of the race and of civiliza tion. They must be able to take a forward step. Columbus was not a back feeling crab, nor was Luther, John Adams, Patrick Henry or Thomas Jeffer son. The genius of America is not slug gard ; it is an incessant advance. Our civilization is yet incomplete. It is not a question of whether there will be a large number of people here—that is settled-- but whether we shall be a new nation, a guide and law giver for other nations. To buy and import much goods from England and France does not make us better men. Every town and village has its fashions and college from Eng land. America is provincial. It is an immense Halifax. Our politics threaten England, and her manners threaten us Our tendency is to make all alike and extinguish the individual. The builders of London give you your houses and the Bishop of London your faith. And we find that the passion for Europe casts out the passion for America. Those who support houses in Paris and London can be spared to go there and liye. The new times need the new men. The complemental morality is the object of government. We want a state of things in which crime will not pay ; a state which allows every man the largest liberty compatible with the liberty of every other man. I hope America will come to have its pride in being a nation of servante, not of served. The helm is given to a better guidance than our own, and I have much faith in the future. I feel that in all directions the light is breaking; that trade and government will not lose by the overthrow of the ene mies of mankind; that the useful and the elegant will be exercised with us as a nation; that reason, the noblest and purest religion, will find their abiding home in our institutions. . An old darkey who was asked if, in his experience,prayer was ever answered, replied: " Well, sah, somepra'rsisansud an' seme ito't ; 'pends on what you axes fo'. Jest arter the wah, when it was mighty hard scratchin' fo' the cullud breddern, I observed that when ebber I pwayde Lo'd to sen' one o' Maree Pev ton's fat turteys for de oie man, dere was no notice took of de partition ; but when I pway dat he would sen' de oie man fo' de turkey, de matter was 'tended to be io' sunup nex' mornin', «» rtin ! " HYGIENIC NOTES. Bow LEüö and knock-knees are gener ally thought to arise from the afflicted one having been made to stand too early in babyhood; but an English physician, who has thoroughly studied the subject, asserts that the former is the result of a habit children have of rubbihg the sole of one foot against that of the other, and often going to sleep with the two in con tact. This never happens when the feet are socked or slippered, so the preventive of this life-long deformity is to keep the baby's soles covered. Knock-knees are ascribed by him to a childish habit of sleeping on one side, with one knee tucked under the hollow behind the other. To remedy this, therefore, pad the inside of the knees so as to keep them apart. I wish to warn dyspeptics against trying Dio Lewis' prescription, to go without a supper, far a cure I tried it for a short time but long enough to prove to methat if I hadn't changed my course at once, I shouldn't be here now to tell this story. For the first few nights I dreamed the most horriljje dreams that ; ever visited the tortured brain of one in the last stages of starvation. But the road of the dyspeptic is a hard road to travel, and I wouldn' give in yet. The last night of my trial I was awakened out of convulsions so strong that it was a long time before I could realize that I was ready to go back to my old custom of eating a light and early supper, which the following day I did, and have felt better ever since. G roaning and crying have found a philosophic advocate in a French physi cian, who maintains they are highly beneficial, especially in surgical opera tions. He contends that these are means by which nature allays anguish, and that patients who indulge in them recover from accidents and operations more readily than those who disdain to give way to their feelings in this fashion. If people are at all unhappy, therefore, let them seek comfort -by retiring to a secluded spot and there indulging in a consolatory boo-hoo. The crying of children, if systematically repressed, may result in St. Vitus' dance, epileptic fits, or some other diseases of the nervous system, and should, there fore, not be^to much discouraged. What is natural is nearly always beneficial, es pecially in tjhe case of the little ones. I )r. H all's views in regard to the effi cacy of food as medicine, when discrimi natingly used, seem to be reasonable. He relates the case of a man who was cured of biliousness by going without his supper and drinking freely of lem onade. Every morning this patient rose with a wonderful sense of rest, refresh ment, and a feeling as though the blood had been literally washed, csoled, and cleansed by the lemonade and fast, His theory is that food will be used as a remedy for diseases successfully. For example, he instantly cures the spitting of blood by the use of salt : epilepsy and ! yellow fever, by -watermelons ; kidney j affections by celery ; poisen by olive or j sweet oil ; erysipelas by pounded cran* j berries applied to the parts affected ; i hydrophobia by onions, etc. So the ' thing to do in order to keep in good health is really to know what to eat, and not what medicines to take. R ules for the prevention of scarlet fever have lately been issued by the Michigan board of health, and as this is one of the most contagious of diseases it might be well to bear them in mind : The first precaution is the isolation of the sick from the well, and the prevention sf contact with the patient. The room should be cleared off all uu necesFary clothing, carpets, or other sub stances in which the poison may lurk and be thence transferred elsewhere. The patient should use rags in place of handkerchiefs, so that they may be burned. Body and bed linen should be placed in véssels of water containing chloride of lime of similar substance. Discharges should be received in a solu tion of sulphate of iron or copper, and be afterwards buried. Persons recover ing from this disease should be consid ered dangerous as long as there in any scaling of the skin, soreness of the eyes, etc. Many other precautions are incuL cated, all of which are considered more or less important. Negro Emigration to Liberia. The Liberian Exodus steamship com pany of Charleston, S. C., has purchased of Samuel W. Dabney for the sum of $6,150 the barque Azol, four hundred and twelve tons burden, which now lies at Fike's wharf, and is taking in a gene ral cargo of stores and provisions for the first party o' colored emigrants eoon to sail from Charleston to Monrovia,Liberia. The vessel, which, during the rebellion was called the " Fredonia," and sailed under the British flag, is the same which was once commanded by Capt. Burke, who threw overboard a cargo of fruit, while on a voyage from Faval, in order to make room for the crew and passen gers of a shipwrecked vessel. She is a staunch and fast sailing craft, and has been fitted up with accommodations for two hundred emigrants. The voyage from Charleston to Monrovia will occupy about twenty-five days. One of the leaders of the enterprise, Rev, A. F. Por ter, president of the company, is in this city superintending the dispatch of the vessel. The movement, indepen dent of all other colonization schemes, finds support and material aid not only in the Palmetto State^but throughout the south, and sufficient encouragement has been received to induce the company to enter into negotiations for the purchase of one or two steamers of large capacity to carry out this scheme of emigration to Africa. The company was erganized in September last and duly chartered under the laws et South Carolina for forty-seven years. Thirty thousand shaf es are being offered at ten dollars a share, each shareholder, of course, hav ing the purpose of settling in Liberia. The company is allowed to increase its capital to $2,000,000, The expense for transportation from Charleston to Mon rovia is $35. Each emigrant takes with him six months' provisions, suitable clothing and implements of husbandry. Most of those who are going have from $50 to $1000 in cash, and are among the most industrious and provident of the freedmen. The movement has the sup port of the ckrgy of the African Meth odist church, and at the recent confer ence men were specially ordained to go out with the first party of emigrants, which contains four missionaries and twenty-five teachers. Most of the others who are going intend to work on their own farms, the Liberian government granting to each colonist with a family twenty-five acres of land, and to every single man ten acres, the land being well adapted to the raising of coffee, rice, ginger, arrow-root and other crops, which are very remunerative.—-[Boston Jour nal. Au Arsenic Mine. A man, armed with a long iron hook, pulls open an iron door, and you gaze with awe into the Dantesque heart of a huge fierce furnace, the white-hot con tents slowly turning round, and ever falling in cascades of yellow fire. "It is found that at the works on Devon sulphur in the pyrites is enough to keep the furnace, when once heated, burning, without other fuel. The product ? Here it is, a white heap of several tons of it lying in an open shed, where everybody passes by. It is something like fine flour. One of the men dips thumb and finger loosely into the white powder, puts a quantity into the palm of his other hand, and brings it to us to look at precisely as a miller shows a sample of flour, smoothing it with his fore finger. One expects every moment to see him test it with his tongue; a child probably would, but the miner knows better. All this white heap is arsenic; all these rows of barrels are filled with arsenic. More than 2,000 tons a year are sent out from this one mine, to be used mainly in those brilliant modern dyes by which our women and children can dazzle the sunshine at a cheap expense. Are they sale to wear ? My chemistry books do not plainly say yes or no. But in one book I have chanced to open I find the follow ing remarks: " Arsenious acid—white oxide of arsénic, or white arsenic. This substance is of the highest importance, as being the frequent agent of criminal or accidentel poisoning. * * * There are few substances so much to be feared, it being almost tasteless ; it can be mixed with articles of food and swallowed with out discovery, and there is net practically effiecieiit antidote." This innocent look ing white powder, this îwlent and fatal substance, of which your chemist must not sell you a dose without entering your name and address in a book, of which three grains' weight will kill a man, was lying by one of the ordinary roads of the mine, in the open sheds, ia heaps breast-high. I was assured that no kind ot harm ever comes of all this, save skin eruptions to the work people, and these rarely, but it gave one a shiver to see those white mounds.—| Fraser's Magazine. How to Consume Soup. " Dear Mr. Hawkeye, should one take one's soup from the aide or the end of the spoon ? Edward." Oh, well, if you've got so stuck up and proud that you have to eat with a spoon, we don't suppose it makes any difference, but we should think you would have enough reverence for the good old days and the grand old simplicity of the better times, and take your soup as your father did ; blow it until it is cold, then lift the plate with both handu and empty it by steady and long continued suction, making a flipping sound with your lips at the con clusion of the services to indicate to the waiter that you are ready for the next course. It is these uew fangled ideas that are driving the old simplicity and the old purity out of style and existence, and crowding society to the edge of the awful precipice that leans and totters in crumbling weakness over the dark and fathomless abyss of corruption and de struction.—[Burlington Hawkeye. Rçhu ration, not Prostration. Did any enfeebled human being ever be come strong under the operation of powerful cathartics or salivants? It is sometimes necessary to regulate the bowels, but that cannot be done by active purgation, which exhaust? the vita! forces and serves no good purpose whatever. The only true way to promote health and vigor, which are essential to regularity of the organic functions, is to invigorate, discipline and purify the system at the same time. The extraordinary efficacy in Hostetter's Stomach Bitters in cases of debility or irregularity of the organs of di rlion, assimilation,secretion and discharge. universally admitted. Appetite, good digestion, a regular habit of body, active circulation of the blood, and purity of Ml the animal fluids are induced by this superb tonic and corrective. ' It has no equals, moreover, as a preventive of chills and fever, and other types of malarial disease. To emigrants and travelers it is particularly serviceable as a medicinal safeguard. Mothers ! Mothers ! ! Mothers ! ! ! Eon't fail to procure Mrs.Winslow's Soothing Syrup for all diseases incident to the period of teething in children. It relieyesthe child from pain.cures wind colic,regulates the bowels,and,by giving relief and health to the child, gives rest to the mother. It is an old and well-tried remedy. M any suns go down while it is yet noon, and many a life goes to an early g.ave which would have been spared many years j had they but known of the curative powers ot H ome S tomach B ittebs . Prepared by the Home Bitters Co., St. Louis, Mo. T heke are probably a hundred or more persons ia this and neighboring towns who daily suffer from tha distressing effects of kidney troubles, who do not know that Johnson's Anodyne Liniment is almost a certain cure. In severe casés, great relief may be obtained, if not a perfect cure. W e notice that agricultural newspa pers all over the country are now exposing the wortblessness of the large packages of horSe and cattle powders. We put the ball in motion and claim the credit of it. Sheri dan's Powders are absolutely pure and are the only kind worth haying. A Debatable Qumtlon. While much has been written concerning the use of " put up " medicines, the ques tion is still an open one, and demands of the people a careful consideration. The sa lient points may be briefly stated, and an swered as follows : 1st— Are the sick capable of determining their real condition, the na ture of their malady, and selecting the pro per remedy or means of cure ? Und —Can a physician, no matter how skilful, prepare a universal remedy, adapted to the peculiar ailments of a large class of people, residing in diflerent latitudes, and subject to various climatic influences? In answer to the first proposition, we would say, diseases are named and known by certain "siens" or symptoms, and, as the mother does not need a physician to tell her that her child has the whooping cough, or indicate a remedy, so people when afflicted wi'h many of the symptoms concomitant to "impure felood," "torpid liver," and "bad digestion," re quire no other knowledge of their condition, or the remedy indicated, than they already possess. Second proposition—Many physi cians argue that diseases are sectional lv peculiar, and that their treatment must therefore vary, and yet quinine, morphine, podophyllin, and hundreds of other reme dies are prescribed in all countries to over come certain conditions. Is it not. therefore, self-evident that a physician whose large experience has made him familiar with the many phas« incident to all impurities of the blood, general and nervous debility,liver complaint, dyspepsia, consumption an d tarrh, can piepare a series ol remedies ex actly adapted to meet the conditions mani fest, wherever, and by whatever means, it may have been engendered ? The family medicines prepared by R. V. Pierce, M. D., of Buffalo, N. Y., fulfill the above require I merits. Many physicians prescribe them in their practice. His Golden Medical Discov ery has no equal as a blood purifier and general tonic, while his Favorite Prescrip tion curei, tnose weaknesses peculiar to women, after physicians have failed. His Pleasant Purgative Pellets, which are sugar coated and little larger than mustard seeds, aie a safe and certain cure for "torpid" liver and constipation. 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Depot -10 Park Plate, New York. ^ezx&i m At this season of the year the human system is liable to become dis ordered from the in sufficient efforts of the liver to discharge the excess of bile, if na ture is not assisted in her efforts, severe bit ious attacks, or pros trating fevers,necessa rily tollow, causing great suffering and even death, A little timely precaution, boweve*. will prevent all this, and may be found in that favorite household remedy, S ims ' Liver Reilator. Slmnaoitfc' Mver Rpgnlator has been in us6 for half a century, aud there is not one single in stance oil record where it has tailed ts effect a cure when taken in time, according to the directions, it is without donbt tbe Uver MmII - cl .p In the Wo> ld; is parfecily harmless, being carefully compounded trout rare roots and herbs, containing no mercury or any i jurious mineral substance, tt takes the place ot qalnineand calo mel and has superseded these medicines in places where the-/have heretofore, been extensively used. Procutc a bottle at once from your druzeist; do nctdelay ; Kive it a fair trial, and you will be more than satisfied with the result obtained. CAIJT ION : e>*r A s there are a uumberof imitations ï ffered to the pub ic.we would caution the communitv to buy no pow iters or prepared Simmons "Liver Kegulator, unless in our engraved wrapper, with trade-mark, Btainp and signature un roken. None other is genuine. - Original an 1 genuine manufactured only by J. H. 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AGENTS FOR Mile's Alarm Money Drawers, Oscillating Pump Co.'s Pamps, EDterpiise Oo.'s Goods, The Improved Type Writer. FAIRBANKS Û. CO. 811 Broatliray, Jew York. FA lit It A HKS, BROWN & CO., « S3 MUk Street, Boston. TORPID LIVER Very few escape tl»ia affliction. The symptoms are dizziness; pick headache; costiveness; belch ingupof food; loss of appetite; aversion to exertion of oody Or mind; highly colored urine; heartburn, cold extremities and low epiritB. 1 TAKE TUTTS PILL Ten years have proven their efficacy m all bU.'wj disorders. They restore the liver, stomach -nc kidneys to healthful action; give appetite, goo a dl gestion and vigor to body and mind. Rev. R. L. Simpson. Louisville. Ky.. ,says "Tutt'a f Hits arc worth their weiy/i* it ^ Sayre & Co., Drngtpsts eay: " Wo seH fifti boxes Tutt'a filla to five of alloth*-rs. J Price, 25 cen»" <">ffire 3 5 Murray St.. >ew lotk I , Ä nn a VAV »TOB made by A ents selling our Chromos, Crsyons, Picture and Ohro ii,o ■ Cards. 199 samples w< : tr< 83, sent, post-paid, for «5 Cents. Illustrated Oat* Hi rr«BD'S SOUS. Bo» $10 le $25 ; jjjsr* Mcrtabllshed isso.l gl Iii»! Tr Iroa ! YEAP. ïi«w loMalieir- hcvAg ,'s. YO.VUK, ho nit*. ' >J ♦ rteai|£ftI?VOLV£Ktt. Priro Liât fro«. Add re« tsURIw^rcHt Weûtern (inn Works. Pitt8»<un?,P» , - $350 A MONTH— AÖKNTÜ WANTED—8'» t'fst selling articles in the world ; one sampl* Aridrrvs 'AY BRONSON. Dctr-.it. Mich. «y Ast«.' Nanut Vamr.'cosmft Q m . IiIhIy . Manual.Atlanta, «a.,S paye Monthly. I2i:. ty. Key to furtuoe, KIO rare offers unzae for all. Afrents. write. ind Organ play iL Send for circular learned in a dav ! Si« panted, Kure chance. iOltTON, Af!»nta, Ga. a year. Agenda wanted everywhere. Btw irions str ietiv legitim ate. Particulars fm A Vr— et. W 1 InilllU free. Dan'l F. Realty.' y S3HO. nîy SWV r oods, Noti DUT wanted . _ L A J>îUî* X I " ■a**« ItKKTORFRN bette y |™r 'fl'e best reduced to *1. . < « ?ton, N tnd .)?•••* <•! 1 Address Box 7S«. New V< OPIUM Ef :tliil A S!;in S? riKnmnrtseiir.il. Uiwest Priées. Dont»! GONSüäPTiÖH SAN BE CUREO, For proof of tn" fact see my <tr"iila»\ whirh wil be sent free to anv address. OSC.Vll<i. MoSKS, H Cortl&nàt Street. Neu V«r«f. WANTED liberal. Enclose Men in t ach State for the l>«tective Service and to report crime. Pay > stamp ami address *.mcncan and European Secret Service C Cincinnati, * f~\ TT l "Vrrr'C! Make money and wanted ev Al J I r> erywl.ere.-'llowto-ettletl! Kastern Question," illustrated. Send fi eis. in posl ase stnnftx and receive sample, postage paid. Ad dre- s <' K. < < '1.1,0 r. 98 Fitili Ave.. Chicago. 1 1!. Agents, Read This! We will p »y Agents a of $75 jier llanlh and Ex penses, to »Hl our New and VVouderful I riven - lions. Address . S. 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ANil P ( |_ T samantha" at the centennial. JCSIAH ALIEN'S WJF£'S riew Book. »1,0»« Mol«l m Tw ' J0SIAH ALLAN'S WIFE'S New Book. At'onts run after by Everybody and his Wife. Now is the time to bc < ure tei ritory, etc fiend lor ' lrcu ar„ Terms to Agents, etc., etc. Address. AMKllK-AN IH'lSLlBHiKU CO., Hartford.Conn.,or ( hieaKo.III. JS53. HOP PJLLS used for twenty : fo ir. Illinois as a permanent gue HOFMANN'S Thesrf pills have been u f" 1 " ,lar ure for Fever ami i • m . They nevçr fail 3 to cur« the most obstinate a/ue at, once. I hey cure dyspepsia and headache« bv caring «?ery j trace ot indigestion. Wherever they have been s introduced they have become a standard mo.,i - g cine Price Sue per box. wnt by mail, prepaid J Address Î j . C . K. liOT/',L'6' I.-aUf* avenue, Chicago, jj 111. Send for circulars box warranted. \Mu SWEET GftSO/y Bm Ctow :.l 1 \warded highest prize at. 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