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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
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 ! "
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
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. If you wish to save
money by avoiding doctors and keep or
regain your health, buy the People's Com
mon Sense Medical Adviser,Bn illustrated
work of over 900 pages. It contains instruc
tion concerning anatomy, physiology, hy*
gi-ne, and the treatment of disease. Over
one hundred thousand copies already sold.
Price (postpaid), $1.50. Address the author,
R. V. Pierce, M. D., Buflalo, N. Y.
Falle Economy.
Is it true economy to use cheap, adulter
ated baking powder, which is highly injuri
ous to health, merely because it is cheap?
Common sense and experience say no !
D ooley's Y east P owder , which has been
well known for twenty years as an absolutely
pure, wholesome, and in every respect reli
able article, is within the reach of all those
who practice true economy in this respect.
Tbp Oreaiesi Discovery ot tbe Age
1b Dr. Tobias' celebrated Venetian Liniment !
30 years before the public, and warranted to cure
Diarrhea, Dyeentery, Colic, and Spasms, taken in
ternally; and Croup, Chronic Bheuraatism, Sore
Throat6, Cuts, Bruises, Old Sores, and Pains in the
Limbs. Back and Chest, externally. It has never
failed, i-o family will ever lie without it after once
giving it a fair trial. Price, 40 et«. D r . 10BIAS'
atOne Dollar, is warranted superior to any other, or
NO PAY, for the sure of Colic Cuta, Bruises. Old
Sores, etc. Sold by all Druggists. Depot -10 Park
Plate, New York.
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.
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
Price, 91.00. Sold by ell Drnggists.
l'oiid's. Extract is nearly a Spe
cific for tills disease. It can hardly be ex
celled, even in old and obstiD?!» cases.
The relief is so prompt that uo one who
has ever tried it will be without it.
Extract should be in every family this
rough weather. It removes the soreness
and roughness, and softens and beats
the skin promptly.
RHEUMATISM.— During severe and changeable
weather, no one subject to Bheumati
Pains should be one day without Ponn »
PORE I.lf^J^c'ONSÛMpfï&Nj'^lfGHS,
COJLliö,— This cold weather trier he
Langs sorely. Have Pond's Extract
on hand always. It relieves the pain and
cures the disease.
parts with Pond's Extract.
F ROSTED LIMBS.—Pond's Extract invaria
bly relieves the pain and finally Cores •
are promptly cured by the use of Pond 8
Extract« It never fail«. _
HISTORY and Uses of Pond's Extract, in
rcphlet form, sent free on application to
and Uses of Pond's Extract, in
pamphlet form, sent free on applict
School Music Books !
High School Choir.
A standard, useful and favorite Book.
School Seng Book. c - Kve Ä. per
Fine Book for Girls' High ami Normal Schools,
Choice TriOS. W. S. Tildeo. $9.00 per dozen.
Three part Songs far Female Colleges, Semina
Grammar School Choir. $6.(1« per dozen
Excellent collection for Hizh or Grammar Schools
American School Music Readers.
In 3Books, each 35cents, 50 cents and 5») cents.
Carefully prepared for Graded Schools.
The following are favorite general collections «f
genial Sobgs for Common Schools,
Sw..w r.cno H. 8. Perkins. .73
SIOCKIN"- Blttn W .O. Perkins, .50
nUSirTRUHEB C. Everest. .50
OU« FAVORITE H. P. Danks. .fiC
911'tllC VRTN. "By Dr. Lowel' Mason.
Large «'.harts, containing 120 Blackboard Lessons
pi inly visible to all, saving much trouble, easily
set up and used, and f'irnishin« a comple course ot
practice. Sent by express, Tn two rolls or sets,
Each «8.(10
If. Ditson A Co.. J .K. Dillon A Co.,
843 Broadway. »SSt Chestnut St.,
NewYotk. Phila.
A positiv« »etnödy for all diseases of tbe KMn*s,
aud faary Org®«»»; also good for
Oropaleal Complainte. It never produces sieh -
cess, is certaia and speedy in Its action. It is
last saperaedicp ev«ry other remedy. Sixty capsules
cute in sis or eight days. No other medicine can
do this.
Itaivtweof Imltatloiu, tor, owing to its gre.t
success, many have beérn offered ; some are most
dangerous, causing piles, etc.
DundaSy Dick 4b Co'» Genuine Sof Cap
sule» containing Oil ol Sandalwood, sold at all drug
storos. Ask for circular, or send for one to 35 »ad 37
Wooster street. New York,
M !
Say m a Boston physician.
eg u« I as
purifier. Hearing of its many wonderful cures, after I
all other remedies had failed. I visited the La bora- ]
tory and convinced myself of its genuine merit. It '
is prepared from barks, roots and herbs, each of
which is highly effective, and they ar« com
in such a manner as to produce astonishing
■1)8, eacho!
ompounden ;
'R results, j
Is the great iïlood Purifier.
Will cure the worst case of Hero fui».
Is recommended by physicians aud apothccar»«»
j Cure? the worst canes of Canker.

j Meets uith wonderful success in Mercurial diseases.
j Will eradicate galt Rheum from the system.
RemoTes Pimoles and Humors tronl the lace.
Cures Constipation and regulates the bowels.
Is a valuable remedy for Hcadache.
\Vill cure Dyspepsia.
Restores the entire system to a healthy conditio«
Keuioves the causes ol Dizziness.
Kelieves faintness at the Stomach.
Cures pains in the Back.
Effectually cures Kidney Complaint.
Is effective in it- cure of Female Weakness.
If the jrnv.t remedy for General Debility.
H. B. STETENS, Boston Mass.
VfwçetlBe is Sold by AH Druggists
In reply to many inquiries relating»«' the repair
ing of Combs, w^ would s*y that
olislied to LOOK LIKE NEW
Repaired and
can r
F. P.—The above cut epres^ntt* an eld Comb
before be ng made over.
4 l J. — Is one ol many patterns which canibe
made of combs like F P.
8end them to
Wm. K. Potter*.
Fine Tortoise Shell Coods,
Combs, Chains, Hair Ornaments,
Ear Drops, etc.
76 Eddy Street, - PROVIDENCE, R. I.
If from a distance, send by mail as merchandise
The Standard of the World.
Mile's Alarm Money Drawers,
Oscillating Pump Co.'s Pamps,
EDterpiise Oo.'s Goods,
The Improved Type Writer.
811 Broatliray, Jew York.
FA lit It A HKS, BROWN & CO., «
S3 MUk Street, Boston.
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.
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
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»
, -
selling articles in the world ; one sampl*
Aridrrvs 'AY BRONSON. Dctr-.it. Mich.
«y Ast«.' Nanut
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
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<
Ef :tliil A S!;in S?
riKnmnrtseiir.il. Uiwest Priées. Dont»!
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.
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. S hfuman & Co .Marshall,Mich
fc Be*t and Cheapest, batisiaetion fjuarautecd.
Soldiers' l.iinbs on Gov't order Fit EE.
CHAS. M. EVANS. Manuf 'r,
152 W. Fourth Street, CINCINNATI. O
7 00 IT. Fifth Street. S T. J .OU1S . T .IQ
K. lNtttt.tÊf AH A- < <>.>.
Superior in desigu. No ? equaled
in quality, or as time keepers.
Ask your jeweler f"* them.
Agency- s <\>rtland sr.. N. V.
i their own looilitios,canvassing for the P/irwli
In their own .
VI*11 or.(enlarged) Weekly and Month !y
Paper ill the World, with Mammoth Chromos breo.
Bis Oommissious to Agents. Terms arid outfit free.
Addr S». ï». TlfKEBT. Anensta- ?lïa*np.
rf— srra ? « T
1 1 contai its o: a fine historical engravings and IS«»
larg? double column rages.and is the most complet
Hist ory of the World ever pubtisftcd. 11 soils a t sigh
Send for specimen pases and extra terms i
au l see why if sells faster til in any cthf
dress, N*TtoNAt. 1 rtiusniJ
. St. !.<
• book.
ANil P ( |_ T
samantha" at the centennial.
»1,0»« Mol«l m Tw '
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.
used for twenty : fo
ir. Illinois as a permanent
Thesrf pills have been u
f" 1 "
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.
:.l 1
\warded highest prize at. Ccnî'-n
finfi chevriua qualities nud e.-ceHtn
fin* chewing qualities nud e.< rrU'.nce. «»■'l 11 " J ' _
acter of sweetening and flavoring. »csr iow •
ever made. As our blue strip trade mark is closely
imitated on inferior poods, see ihat .Tcrkson s Best i*
on every plug. Sold by all dealers. Öeud for pamplo,
fce* to Cf. A. J ackson & Co., Mfrs.. Petersburg. Va
'A lie Keienee »f Life, «r .*$ elf* Preservation
Twolinndreth editkn, re>i>odaj;d ^nlnr^ed. ju*f
published. Itis a Htaudard medical work, the best 11»
the Ens ish 1 nguaxe.wi i!t«'U by a phytsicLm of gi nat
expe?ience,to whom was awarded ;t gold and jeweled
medal by the I^ational Medical A h oemtion. 11 con
tains b-aut»fnl and v* ry expensive steel plate en
graviu' b . Three hundred mon» than fi tj
valuable prescription« for ail form* of prevailing
diica&etf. the result ol many years < f ox"< isivo and
successful practice. Bound in French cloth ; prit »
only sent l y mail The London ancet say* ;
" No pervon should be without thi<- valuable bo< Ϋ
The author is a noble benefactor." An illustMU' d
sample sent to all on îeceipt of« cents t" >r postage.
Address I>r.W . Ji. PAKKEti, No. 4 ilulliii«h Street.
Boston. The author m - .'y be consulted on all diseases
req uni ill? skill and experience.
Dunham «kSons. Manufacture
Warerooms. 1^ En*! 14th Si..,
I Established 1834. \ NEW YORK
<58 'nable. Terms
"The Best Polish in the World."
Established 35 Yearn. AI wh J'« enras. Ai«»»«
ready. Always handy. Has never yet tailed. Th-.-'u
million» ham l»»M it. The wliole v.'orid appro*»
the glorious old Mustang—the Best ami Cheap«-'.
Liniment in existence. 2i cent* a bottle.
Mustang Liniment cures when nothing el»f ■*' ill,
Buy the Genuine Hü"
ft is acknowleged by all to I "3 tko best.
0- ÎTotice TRAEE-lîABE AKD Ln:"L. ^
ttewur^i of "Soovti. Pa rnvRxs . -y■><-». V ■ ■
H'KiTiKti TO AI»VS «TlSlîR"'
YV plfàte »ay yoo *»w «*'« a ^V't- e Tl" !
in ihtepapff.
m —" "" imm T
simple boi, camming S ak« of 6 or«.
Unriva.lcrî for tb
Toilet id«1 tbe Ba'
No artificial M'
deceptive oA'jn
cover 4*>ibb » oo
deUrteriouü in?r-1
eou. A iter year.
the mar»ufa-' :yre ^
B. 7. BaàbtU <s ^
Boav ha«
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