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Pastura-'sfor Swinc.
Too KtUa attention ia given to this
matter by farmers; and in this they
stand in their own lïght. The hog is a
grazing animal, and during the season
vhen graas suppliea fcod ior stock, he
wül do better when kept on it than when
fed op anything else. On this topic
Prof. Rodn?y Welch says in the Chicago
Times: " A hog is as mach entitled to
grass during summer as a cow is,
and will profit quïte as much from it.
As a dairyman studies how to have a
good pasture for his milch cow®, so a
raiser of hogsshould study how to have
a good pasture for his breeds and stock
hogs. Too many farmers give very little
attention to the food their hogs receive
tiil it comes time to commence fattening
them, when they are impatient to stuff
them with all they can devour. They
sï-cm to think it is only necessary to give
them enough to keep them aüve up to
thst time.
"A good hog pasture should contain
au acre of land for every five hogs, tak
ing them as them come. Clover will
produce the most feed and the kind of
green food that is bestrequired by swine.
As it does not come forward very eariy
in the spring, and it is liable to suffer
from the protracted drouth that usualiy
occurs in midsummer, a hog pasture
should contain a plat of one of the true
grasses. * Orchard grass is highly prized
by those ; who have used it for hog pas
turage. it starts earlv, grows till late
in the summer, beurs frequent croppings,
while it is exceedingly tender. Iu Ken
tucky blue grass is the favorite grass for
hog pasturage, as it is weil adapted to the
soil and climate. Clover does uo do well
in the south, owing to the open winters
and the extreme heat during summers.
A hog'pasture should be sown so that the
grass will be cut one year before the hogs
are turned in, so as to insure a tolerably
strong turf.
" A gooi hog pasture should contain
live water. In the absence of it there
should be a weil and pump. It is by no
means essential that hogs have mire to
waliow in, hut it is an excellent plan to
have a pool of water which they can
wade during the warm weather. If this
cannot be furnished there should be a
large trough from which the animals can
drink at any time. A good shade is of
great impoitance in raising hogs. They
cannot endure the hot sun without Buf
fering from the consequences. .Several
large, spreading trees, a thicket of bushes,
or spot covered hy bushes which are
covered by vines will afford an excel
lent retreat from the raysof the sun.
It is cruelty to put hogs in a pasture in
which there is no natural or artificiai
shade. If there are no trees, rude sheds
should beerected and covered withpoles
and straw. In Jaying out a place for a
hog-pasture, provision should be made for
shade. The sheds may be erected for
temporary purposes, but trees should be
planted for use in the futnre. Cotton
woods will grow so fast that they will
afford excellent shade in a few years.
They thrive weil on any of our prairie
soils, and may be easily obtained in any
portion of the west. A grove of crab
apple trees afford a most delightful shade,
while the fruit will be of some value to
t he hogs. There is nothiDg like a good
run among large forest trees such as
grow on the bottom lands of the west for
the production of healthy hogs. In all
the reports of hog cholera that have
reached us, we have heard of no cases
occurring on farms where the hogs had a
chance to run at will through a forest,
and enjoy the advantages of shade, mast,
and the clear water of running streams."
Raising Clover Seed.
J. J. Birdsell, of "Clover Huiler" fame,
says in tlis Clover Leaf: My ohservation
in regard to clover and clover seed rais
ing bas been greatei than that of many
on account of having followed threshing
frem my youth, prior to a- .y inventi on,
and many seasons have run four machine».
I have alway3 noticed that whenever we
found ajob where there was a large yield,
that it was where tbe seed had been sown
one bushel to five or six acres, mown the
last days of June, and plastered after the
first erop had been taken off. I haveseen
a field" when one-half had been mown and
got off before Jnly 1, and the balance of
the field not till two weeks later, and the
seed that was started first yielded three
and a half bushels per acre, the difference
three bushels. This,you see,wasquitealoss
tothe raiser, and the hav first sown was
eaually as good as that which was mown
last. 1 have raised seed myself that went
four and a half to the acre. I have also
taken clover from the field in three differ
ent couditions, and laid away in the drv,
for the purpose of knowing when was the
best time to cut seed clover. The first
state was when dead,ripe; second, when
handsomely brown; and third, still
greener. When thoroughly dry, I
rubbed out the seed and put the three
piles on a plale, and cojjJd see no differ
ence. That which was cut the greenest
was just as plump as that which was
dead ripe. This shows that the head re
ceives enough sustenance frem the stalk
after it is cut to ftilly mature the seed,
and, when cut a little greener, you can
save almost every seed. Always turn
when the dew is on so that the bolls will
not rattle off.
• Reasons for Tillage.
Sand, unlike clay and muck, has no
pores for holding water. Jn sand the
water ia held between the particles; in
c lay and muck it is held both between
and within. This is why muck and clay
shrink by drying, while sand does not.
A soil to he in the best condition for re
ceiving and holding the proper quantity
of water for plants should be naturally
compact, but light at the surface, and
fim bene&th. The old custom, 'taught
by eariy writers, of stirring the surface
suil in dry weather to make it take in
water from the atmosphere, is a'i wrong,
for soils do not absorb water from the
atmosphere exeept in tbc ferm of dew.
When a crust is formed upon a soil by
rains, it should be broken up to prevent
evaporatiou, which is very active
through such a crust, But the soil
should be stirred very shallow at such
times; stirring deeplv aud often with a
cultivator in dry weather tends to dry
the soil by espesing largo portions of it
to the drying infïuences of the atmos
phere, but a shallow stirring after a
crust is formed is like cutting a lamp
wiek just above -the oil. The connection
is broken in both cases. The best soil
for conserving moisture ia that made of
material which within themselves have
fine tubes from the top to the bottom,
through which the moisture low down
can be carried for the use ol plants. The
poore 3 t soil for holding moisture is that
with a fine surface, capable of great
evaporation, overlying a Ioose, coarse
sand, incapable of carrying up water to
the surface soil; though such a soil can
not dry quite as rapidly after rains as if
the bottom soil had a greater capacity
for sucKiDg down capillary moisture
Soils need plowing and cultivating to
keep these capillary tubes active and in
order. A dormant soil, like that of an
old mowing field'or pasture, is acted upon
by every rain, like mason work under
the mason's trawel. The chinks in the
soil are censtantlv fiiling. We should
plow to break up this mason work, and
to multiply these water tubes.—[Profes
sor S. W. Johnson.
House 6 old Hints
Neuralgia andRheumatism.—T,v»
tablespoonfuls each of beef's gall, laud
anum, spirits ol' turpentine, hemlock cil,
sassafras oil and amber oil, half a pint
alcohol; mix all together. Apply throe
or four times a day.
Chilulain Liniment. —One drachm
sugar of lead, two draclmi3 white vitriol;
powder, and add four ounces water;
shake weil before usiug; the best time
for application is in the evening; it is
not to be used on broken chilbfains.
Cure eor SprAin.— Take one tea
spoonful of honey, the same cf salt and
the white of oue egg ; beat all weil to
gether for at least an hour. Then anoint
the sprained place freely; keep weil
rolled up with a good baudage.
Bunion Remedy. —It is said that the
following is a good buuion rernedy: Use
pulverized saltpetre and sweet oil; ob
tain at the druggist's five or six cent's
worth of saltpetre; put iuto a bottle
with sufficiënt olive oil to nearly dissolve
it; shake up weil, and rub the inflamed
joints night and morning, and more fre
quently if painful. This is a weil tried
Cöoking Rice. —Boil filteen minutes
in salt water, then turn off the water,
and pour in a little milk ; let it sirnmer
gently till the rice is solt. Then let it
stand where it will not burn for ten
minutes, in order to evaporate the milk,
so that the particles of rice may be dry
and separate from each other. May be
eaten with fruit sauce or a little sugar
or sirup, or as it is.
Preparing Lard toKeep Through
Summer. —To one gallon of lard put one
ounce of sal soda, dbsolved in a gill of
water. Do not fill your kettle more
than half-full, for it will foam and per
haps boil over. No other water is re
quired than what the soda is dissolved
in. When it is doue it is very clear, and
will keep two years. Straia through a
coarse cloth and set away.
Fruit Stains. — To remove fruit
stains, let the spotted part of the cloth
imbibea little water, without dipping
it, and hold the part over two or three
lighted brini8tone matches at a proper
distance. The sulphurous gas which is
discharged soon causes the spots to dis
appear. Or all bright-colored stains can
be removed by scalding in clear boiling
water, before any soap is applied.
Scalloped Eggs —Mince any kind of
cold raeat; season with pepper and salt,
adding a lew bread crumbs; cover the
bottom of preserve saucers with it, put
ting in each a small piece of butter;
break a fresh egg on top, set on a slide in
ahot oven ; when the egg begins to cook
sprinkle a little cracker rolled very fine
on it, with a dust of salt and pepper;
send it to the table hot ; breakfast ór
To Recook Roast Beef. — Mince
some of the meat very fine, season weil,
have a layer of mashed potatoes about
an inch thick in a diah ; spread óver it a
thick layer of meat and cover itwith an
other layer of potatoes; with aknifeform
squares on your potatoes, spread a little
butter over it and brown nicely ; also,
cut some meat in inch-square pieces,
take about half as much raw potatoes,
cut the same size and one onion «ut
small; put in a saucepan with some of
the gravy, and water enough to cover it,
a little salt; cover tightly, and when it
comes to a boil set it where it will sirnmer
until the gravy is reduced to quite one
half, then add black pepper and a little
curry powder and a teaspoonful of flour;
serve in this way, or you can line the
sides of pie disk, put in the meat, etc.,
cover with a nice paste and bake.
The Story of an Invention.
Lt may not be generally known that
an important invention in connection
with the manufacture of carpets origi
nated as follows: An operative weaver,
in one of the l&rgest estahlishments in
this country, wasengaged in weaving a
carpet that in itsfinished state would ap
pear as a velvet pile. At that period
this description of carpet was woven
much in the manner of Brussels, the
loops being afterwaïd cut by hand—a
slow and costly process. These loops are
formed by the insertien of wires of the
requisite thickness to form the loop;
they are then withdrawn. This weaver
—whether by cogitation or as the result
of a bright thought--came to the eonelu
sion that if these wires wereso construct
cd as, on being witbdrawn, to cut the
loops, thus instantlv completing tbe
formation of the pile,it would bs a great
saving of labor and time, and a great
economy. Takiug one of the rod», he
ehanged its form to the required shapet
ground a knife edge upon it, took it to
his looms, and inserted it in the web—
all the while maintainiDg strict secrecy
—and with some degree of excitement,
watched its weaving down until the
moment for its withdrawal. This came,
the rod was drawn out, the loops were
cut, and the experiment was a perfect
success, the pile being cut with great
The weaver, with a shrewdness often
wanting in inventors, doubled up the
rod and hid it away, wove down the line
of cut loops upon the roll, then
"knocked off," or stopped his loom, and
proceeded to the office of the mill,
where he demanded to see the principal.
The clerk demurred to this, askiug
if he himself could not do all that
was required; but no, the weaver
persisted. Then the manager
tried, with the same result;
only the principal would suit the weaver.
The employer was informed of the opera
tives's persistence in determining to see
him: so he at once ordered him to be
admitted. Tuis was done, and the weaver
stepped into the well furnished and
handsemely carpeted office of the manu»
facturer. His employer addressed him:
"Well, John" (for so we will call him),
"what is it you want ?" "Well, maister,
T've getten summut yo mun hev," re
plied JohD. "Wodn't yo like a way ut
makkin t : loom cut th ! velvet piles?"
contiuued the weaver. "Yes! that I
would!" replied the employer; "and T
will reward any man handsomely who
brings me a plan of doing it," added he.
"Awm yore mon, then," said the opera
tive. " Wod'll yo gi' me?" he further
asked. After some further conversation
a bargain was struck, and a sum agreed
upon, which the weaver should be enti
tled to claim in the event of his plan
for automatically cutting the pile of the
carpet being a success. Arrangements
werc made for its trial, the weaver made
his preparations ; the master, tbs man
ager, and ene or two confidential em
ployees gathered around the loom upon
which the experiment had to be made,
all others being sent outside the lange
of ohservation. The new form of wires
were inserted, woven dewn, and with
drawn, leaving a well cut pile upon the
face of the carpet. The weaver had won
his reward, for it was honorably paid
An annuity of £100 was settled upon
him, which he continued to enioy until
within a recent date, and for anything
we know to the contrary may be enjoy
ing yet. He retired from the weaving
shed, determined t;o spend the reeft of his
days in ease and comfort. His employer
secured by patent the benefits of his in
vention, it being one, among several
others, which contributed to place that
manufacturing establishment in the
foremost rank in the trade, while its
owners attained wealth and social émi
nence as the reward of thbir prudent en
terprise.— [Textile Manufacturen
How to Make One's Self lieauti
Two simple Chemicals should appear
on every toilet table— the earbonate of
ammonia and powdered charcoal. No
cosmetic has more frequent uses than
these. The ammonia must be kept in
glass, with a glass stopper, from the air.
French charcoal is preferred by physi
cians, as it is more finelv ground, and a
large bottle of it should be kept on
hand. In cases of debility and wasting
disorders it is invaluable. To clear the
complexion, take a teaspoonful of char
coal well mixed in water or honey for
three nights; then use a simple purga*
tive to remove'it from the system. It
acts like calomel, with no bad effect?,
purifying the blood more effectually
than anything else. But some simple
aperient must not be omitted, or the
charcoal will remain in the system, a
nmss of festering poison, with all the
impurities it absorb 3 . Alter this course
of purificatioD, tonics may he used. The
use of charcoal is daiiy better understcod
by our best physicians, and it is power
ful, and simple enough to be handled by
every housekeeper. The purifying pro
cess, unies» the health is unusually
good, must be repeated every three
A quarter of a spoonful of ammonia in
half a glass of water, taken every night
and morning, will prevent the decay of
teeth, sweeten the breath and is lesa
injurious than the soda and magnesia
many ladies use for acidity of the stom
ach. A few drops of ammonia will
purify and soften the hardest water.
Lueky Spanïsh Bull-Fighters.
Spanish bull-fighters find their danger
ous calling a very lucrative professioD.
Thus the favorite matador of Madrid,
Frascuelo, possesses a fortune of $400,
000, a magnificent house, and a wife con
sidered the prettiest woman in Madrid,
and is a member of one of the most aris
tocratie clubs in the city. Ou the day
of a bull-fight he sends a messenger to
his wife after each of his performances in
the arena, the destruction of six bulls be
ing his usual taak, and twice he has been
brought home aeriously injured. Fras
cuelo took part in the late bull-fight
before the king and queen, and his cos
tume was literally covered with dia
monds. Most interest was feit, however,
in the amateur matadors, eavalry officers
chosen by the different provinces, who
showed themseves tully as skillfnl as the
Short Hair and Siavery.
Be this as it may, however, the widely
prevalent custom of taking the hair of
the slain, either with or without a part
of the skin, has nearly everywhere re
suited in the association between short
hair and siavery. This association ex
isted among both Greeks and Romans:
" The slaves had their hair tut short asa
markof servitude." We find it thus
thronghout America. " Socially the slave
is depised. his hair is- cut short," savs
Bancroft of the Nootkas. " The privi
lege of wearing loug hair was rigorously
denied " to Carib slaves and captives,
says Edwards. The siavery that punisheó
criminaity was similarly marked. In
Nicaragua " a thief had hi 3 hair cut off,
and became a slave to the person that
had been robbed, till he was satisfied."
And this badge of siavery was otherwise
inflictedas a punishment. By the Central
American? a suspected adulterer " was
stripped and his hair was cut (a great
disgrace.)" One ancient Mexican penalty
" was to have the hair cut at some public
place," and during medi:»val times in
Europe cutting of hair was enacted as a
punishment. Of cour,-e there follows a
correlative distinction; long hair be comes
honorahle. If among the Ohibehas " the
greatest affront that could he put on a
man or a woman was to have their hair
cropped, the assimilation to slaves in ap
pearance vras the obvious reason, the
honorableness of long hair being an im
plication. "The Itzaex Indiaas," says
Fancourt, " wore their hair as long as it
would grow ; indeed, it is a mostdifficult
thing to biing the Indiaus to eut their
hair." Long hair is a markof distinction
among the Tongans, and none are per
mitted to wear it hut the principa
people. Similarly with the New Cale
doniaus and various others of fhe unciv^
ilized, and similarly rvith semi-civilized
Onentals. " the Ottoraan princes
have their beard shaved off, to
show that the-y are dependent
on the favor of the reiguing em
peror," By Ine Greeks, "in manhoou.
* * * the hair was worn Jonger,"
and "a certain political significance was
attached to the hair." In Northern
Europe, too, "among the Franks * * *
the serfs wore the hair lees long and less
carefully dressed than free-men," and
the tree men less loug than the nobles.
"The long hair oi the Frank kings is
sacred. * * '* It i 3 for them a mark
and honorable prerogative ot the royal
race." Clothair and Childebert, wishing
to divide their brother's kingdom, con
sulted respecting their nephews, "wheth
er to cut off their hair so as to reduce
them to the rank ot subjects, or to kill
them." I may add the extreme case of
the Japanese mikado : "Neither his
hair, beard, nor nails are ever (avowedlv)
cut, that his sacred person may not be
mutilated," such cutting as occurs being
done while he is supposed to sleep.
The American export trade is assum
inglarger proportioDs with each suceeed
iDg month and is destined to set our
financiai matters all right in spite of the
Congressionai wranglers. Among the
piano exports to Europe aud tbe riouth
American States the popular urm of
Geo. Steek & Co., of New York, figures
largeiy, because their Instruments have
gained the reputation of standing the
most severe climate better than those ol j
their competitors.
Peeollar 1'eniilp.
Old bachelors who never sinoke.
People who will suffer from chronic indi
gestion, coustipation snd torpid liver, or
"biliousness," when Dr. Pierce's Golden
Medical Discovery and Pleasant Purgative
Pellets are knowd to be reliable and speedy
remedies for these diseases.
Old maids who do not love cats.
People who have catarrh, annoving and
disgusting every one around them, when Dr.
Sage's Catarrh Remedy is known to be a
potent remedy for this disease.
Momen who do not love babies.
YVoiuen who will suffer from all those
painful diseases to which their sex is heil-, l
when Dr. Pieree'r Favorite Prescription is l
admitted by every lady who uses it to he an ;
efficiënt remedy for these maladies.
People who believe their progenitors were
People who wül read about " Helen's
Babies," and " That Husband of Mine," and
"That Wife of Mine," and " That Mother-in
Iaw of Mine," and "That Son-in-iaw of
Mine," aud yet fail to read about theraselves
in "The Peopie's Conraion Heuse M edic a
Christians quarreling with each other on
their way to heaven.
People who will seek health at fasbionable
watering places, smothering at Sartitoga or
Loug Brancb, or sacrificiug themselves to
" Graham diet" at Water Cures or Health
Institutes, when the magniticent Invalids'
Hotel, at Buffalo, offers all the elegant com
forts of the finest hotels, eombined with the
best sanitary advantages,—Ilussian, Turkish
and plunge baths, gymnasium, etc.,—and is
situated in and near some of the finest nat
urai scenery in the Empire State.
The most peeuliar ot all are the people
who read these paragraphs and fail to profit
by them.
Eiu-anrasemeDt for] ibe Feebie.
Debility, whether it be inherent, or caused
by overtaxed strength, or protracted illness,
has a most depressing influence upon the
mind, breeding an abject meianclioly nearly
akin to despair, and enforc-ing the abandon
ment of cherished projects and high liopes.
Happily, the enfeebled system, even in ex
treme cases, is susceptibie of invigoration. It
is proved by incontrovertible evidencs that
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters is an unfailing
strengthener of the weak, and that, in addi
tion to vitaiizing the physical organization, it
establishes regnlarity among those organs
upon whose efficiënt discharge of the duties
imposed on them by nature, continued vigor
and health depend. Thousands of instances
might be cited to show the regenerating
influence of this health-giving agent in cases
of debility, liver disease, dyspepsia, nervons
ailmenis, constipation, intermittent fever,
urinary and uterine troubles, gout and
rneumatism and other maladies
Reliable Blacb Goodi.
The dry goods house of B. F. Dewees, 725
ChestnutSt.,Phila,,is reeeiving ordersfor their
celebrated brand of Black Cashmere, " Drap
D'Ete Cachmire." These goods, " recently in
troduced," are very popular, and ibe bestim
ported. Prices 50c. to $1. Samples sent free.
A Reliable Artlcle.
Ii is a pleasure to commend an article of a
thoroughly reliable character, and we do not
besitate to do so in speaking of Dooley's
Yeast Powder, which an experience of
over ten years convinees us is the best and
most reliable baking powder in the market.
More than three-quarters of a century
has elapsed slnce Johnson's Anodyne Lini
ment was invented, and it is to day the most
widelv known aR well as the most valnable
interna! and external remedy in the world.
No family should be without it a day.
Ir is said by reliable rersons that
Sheridan's Cavalry Conditiën" Powders fed
sparingly to laving hens will inerease the
quantity of eggs two-fold, Trv it. It won't
cost much.
Intermittent fever or fever and ngue
is a common and sometimes fata! complaiot
on bottom lands and wo strongly advise to
those living iu such localities Home Stom
ach Bitters. Prepared hy the Home Bitters
Co., St. Louis, Mo.
Mothers! Moihers !! Mothers I!! Don't fail to
procure Mrs.Winalow's Soothing Syrup for ali
diseases incident tothe period of teethingin
children. It relievesihe ehild fiom pam.cures
wind colic.regulates thebowels,and,by giving
relief aud health to the chilu, gives rest to the
motlier. Itis an old aud well-tried -emedy.
Tbc lirt-aies JMscovery of the Age
is Dr. Tobiaa' celebrated Venetian Liciment!
30 yeara before the public, and warraDted to cure
Diarrhea, Dysentery, Colic, and Spasma, taken in
terually; and Croup, Chronic* Rheurnatiam, Sore
Throata, Cuta, liruisea, Old Sores, and Paine in the
Limba, Back and Cheat, exteraally. It haa never
failed. N o family will ever be without it after once
giving it a fair tna!. Prica, 40 ets. Dr. TOBIAS'
at One Dollar, is warranted superior to any other, or
NO PAY, for the eure of Colic, Cuta, Bruiaea. Oid
Sores, etc. Sold by all Druggiats.j Depot- ÏO Park
Plaic, New York.
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J 0
10 *
Bacon—Clear Sides..
, 17
Whisky— Common...
Robertson countv.
Lincoln county...
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Cotton —Ordinary....
Good Ordinary... .
8 *
Low Middling.....

Seeds— Clover.......
9 50
German Millet.....
Missouri Millet.....
2 00
Buekwheat per busk
Cattle-Good to extra.
Medium butcher's..
Fair to good.
Sheep— Good to clioice
hu a
50 a
Common to fair..... 3 00 a
Flour................$ 5 00
Wheat--Bed andAmb'r 1 75
Corn—Sacked........ 40
Oats................. 44
Hay—Timotky....... 0 00
Pork—Mess.......... 14 50
Lard................. 7 |
Bacon—Clear Sides... 6 ï
Wool................ 83
Potatoes—Ir ish per bbl 1 60
Cotton—Middling____ 10 $
Ordinary......... 9
st. i.otris,
Flour................ 7 50
Wheat............... 1 65
Corn................. 43.)
Oats................. 38
Mess Pork............ 9 90
Lard................. 8 |
Whisky.............. 1 03
Flour................ 5 50
Corn................. 47
Oats]................. 49
Hay................. 15 50
Pork................ 15 00
Sugar................ 7$
Moiasses............. 45
Whisky.............. 1 02
Cotton............... 10
a 6 50
a 13
a 46
a 11 00
a 14 75
a 8 $
a 9g
a 35
a 1 65
a 11
a 9$
a 10 50
a 10 00
a 9
a 7 25
a 49
a 50
a 18 00
a 11
a 60
a 1 08
a lOf
At tuis season of the
yenr th« humau Sys
tem in liable to become
di^orderedfrom thein
eniticient efforts of the
liver to discharge the
excess of bile, If na
ture ia not asaisted in
her efforts, severe t>il
ioiis attacks.or pios
tratincr fevers necessa
rily follow, caiisine
great safffering, and
even death. A little
tiniely precaHtion,
liowever, will prevent all thin,and may he fouud in
that favorite liousehold remedy,
I^ivor 6?egru|HU»r has been ; n nse
lor hall a century, and there is not one single in
stance on record where it lias failed lo eflfect acure
when taken in timoaccording to the directionë.lt is,
without doubt, the Liver .tledlclue
in ih<* World : is perfectly harmiegg. being care
fully compounded fjom rare roots and herbs,con
taining no mercury or any injurious mineral sul»
stance. It takes the place of quinine and calomel
and has superseded these medicines in places where
they have heretofore heen extensively used. Pro
cure a bottle at once from your druggist; do
net delay : give it a fair trial, and you will be
more than satisfied with the result obtiünea.
Kfl'Ae tlierc are a number ofimitatiou,
offered to the public,we would cantion the
commnuity to buy no powdera oi prepared
Simmens' Biver Regulator, unleBs in our
eneraved wraDper, with trade - marlt,
stamp and signaturc unbroken. None
other is gonnine.
Orieinal and genuino mannfactured only by
Price. SI.Dtf. Soldbyail Brugg ists. _
6 E 0 . STECK & CO.,
Grand, Square and Upright
Piano Fortes,
Kstablished since 1*437, Kece i vkCi the Highesfc
A wards,
At the VVorlü s F*ir, Yionna, 1873.
At the Centennial. Phila,, 1HJO.
Tliese Pianos have been before the public over
twenty yeara and outrank all otliera by an nncom
monlv rich.sympathetictone, eombined wiili abso
lute durabilitv. and bate proved to stand longerin
tune than any other ia trument. During these hard
times the Steek Pianos will be so!d at factor y prices,
and to tl.ase yvisliiug to possess the most reliable
Piano raad?—a life leng treasure— a rare chance is
offered nowjto do so at a moderate cost,
A full waiï-inty.based on a »lyears' exceüen rep
utation, is given with every piano.
«WBpwnre of Boen* Pianos.*©!
For Illustrated Catalogne and Terms apply to
nearest Agent or direct to Headtiuarters.
No. 25 East 14th Street, New York.
A positivo remedy for «SI diseases of tbe Ktdnpy,
Bladder and l' r 'nary Organs; also good lor
KH-opslcol Complainta. It never produces sick
ness, is certain and spoedy in its action. Itis
fast snperseding every other remedy. öixty capsuler
cure in six or eigbt days. No other medicine can
do this.
Hewareof Ilultatton», tor, owing to iis'gre ,t
success, many havo been offered; some are mos*,
dangerons, cansing pUes, otc.
liUndtlSj Dtek & €o J ë Genuine Sof Cap
sules eontainiugOi! ol Sandalwood, soid at ail drug
stores. Ask for cireniar, or send for one to 35 <v,,d ?7
Woostor Street. New York.
&00D OLD
Eetablished 35 Years. Always cures. Always
resdy. Always handy. Has neverye{failed. Thrrtg
miüiotu have leeted U. The whole world approve
tho gloriousold Mustang—the Best and Ohoapeet
Liniment in existence. 25 cents a bottle. The
Mustang Liniment cures when nóthing else w ili.
SrEiN'.riELD, (lino. Feb. 23, fs7?.
Ma. II. Iï.Steveks. :
I have sold the VEGETINE for several years. and
from persona! knowledge ofmy custemers yvhohave
bougfit it. I do cheerfully recommeml it for thecom
pla'.nts ior which it is recommended.
Respectfuiiy, J,J. BROWN,
Druggist and Apotlu-rary,
Kidney Complaints.
Akkon, Oliio, Jan. 23, 1S7,.
Dk. 11. It. Stevens. Boston, Mass. :
DearSir— My wife has used your VEGETINE for
Kidney Compiaint and General Debility, and lias
found great relief from it, somuch so that sbe likes
to keep it on hand kb a benoficial tonic.
West Market Street.
I urn persona' y acnuainted with 'l'hos. H.Good
win, Estj., who is an old and highly respected **itiz**n
cf Akron. Yours, respectfuiiy.
A. M. AKMSTRONG, Driugi t.
Kidney Complaints.
Ci-ncinnati, Ohio, Marcli 17, G77.
Mn. II. K. Stevens:
Dear Sir— 1 have been » great suffere*- from Kul
ney Compiaint, aud after the use of a few botties of
VEGETINE I iirul myself eutirely cured. I gaine*!
sixteen pounils in flesh wbiie taking the VEGK
TINE. I will cheertully recommend it.
Voura trniy, W. T. ARCHER,
No. 370 WestSixth S re: t.
Kidney Complaints.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Mareh lt*. IS77.
U. !i. Stevens:
DearSir—I have used your VEGETINE for some
time, and eau trutliiully gay it has been a great
benefit to me, and to those suffering from disease of
the Kidneys I cheerfully recommend it.
Respectfuiiy, O. II. SM1TJI.
Attested to by K. lt. Ashtield, Druggist, oor.
Eighth and Central Avenues.
Kidney Complaints.
Diseases of (he Kidneys, Bladder, etc., are always
unpleasant, and at times they become the most dis
tresring and dangerons iliseases that can affect the
human system. Most diseases of the Kidneys aris*
from impurities of the blood, causing hnmors which
eettie on these part». VEGETINE excels any
known remedy in the World for cleansing aud pnri
fying the blood, thereby causing a healthy action Ij
al! the organs of' the body.
H. R. STEVENS, Rostei Mass.
Vp-getine is Sold by All Druggists
In reply to many imjuirles relatingto the ropair
ing of Coiubrt. we would siy tiiat
F. P.—The abovocut epresents an old toni»
before being made over.
4'j.—Is one of many patterns which can'be
made of combs like ¥ P.
Heud them to
"Wm. K. I *o1toi*«
Fine Tortoise Shell Cooels,
Combs, Chains, Hair Ornaments,
Ear Drops, etc.
76 Eddy Street, - PROVI OUNCE, K. I.
Iffrom a distance, seml by mail as merchandiso
package to save express.
Please mention wbere you saw tbis advertisement.
Buy the Genuine ^ScOVil 5 ' BEot
it is acknowleged by all to iio tho best.
t teWftVii of ' 'Scovil Pa tteens". -so calleii'
GATARRH.-Pond'a Extract is neariv a !spc*
eilic for this discase. It can hardly be cx
celied, even in old and obstinate casea
The relief is so prompt that uo one who
has ever tried it will be without it.
Extract should be in every rkmily tuis
rough weather. It removes the soreness
and roughness, and softens and heals
the skin promptly.
RilEUMATISM.—During severe and changeabu
weather, no ono subject to Rheumat)
Tains shouid be one day without Pon». 9
Extract, which always relievee.
SORE Lt'St.N.i iMsciiivnua, .
COiiDrk— This cold weather tnee
Luugs h i'cly. Have Pond'» Ex.vacj
on hand always. Ic relieves the pmu and
curei, the disease. ,__,
CHIL3LA1SS will be prompn> rejieved and
ultimately cured by batu.ng the afflictcd
part» with Ponil's Extract.
P ROSTE DU. II BS.—Pond'HExtractinvarln
bly relievea thepainand bnHIl (
are pro
l tf 'i '' 'k t fórm. Fent free on application ta
ü e prcönptly cured by the uöc of Pond'»
Kxiract. lt never fail**
H ï.STOIt* and
Bro wu'a lirouohial Trochos for Gouglis and Colli»,
A GH-FiA VE/;!?. S!-.w toMnkeit. ArwAfm/*
■ -*AS t of; * VO. VGF.. St. i,<.*iW. Vla
ayear. Agentswanted everywhere. Bas
■ Addres? J.tVoPTfi .fc Co- St. T-o*- 1 - Mc*.
f* 1' f* SIE VOL TïütSSi. r'rice Eist tree. Addres
ll w i!u Great Western Gun Works. Pittsbnrg.P»
HO. Agts.' Mauuai.Atlanta,Ga,,S-page Monthly,12c.
\ a year. t'aoeutsonly. Key to fortune. 100 rare offer*
U m< ïitliiy. B onanzas for all. Agent*, writo.
ïï ESTJtlIEKS better tliaa Spnctacle»
The test reduced to Si. Circulars free
Address lic-x TSS, New York. __
SJjïLIj êi fiSiïïs Diseases.
Ttioitsandsctm-i. I.owest Prices. Do not
fait to vmte.JIr.!*'.K.Marsu.yuiney.MIcü
wantod. Hare cliance.
A.G. M ORTON. Atbmta. Ga.
rice ü$9*><) only 82t!0. Par'or
rice SCt SO only 8»5. Paper
*i F. Bentty. Waaliington.N.J.
ÏATIXT' Goods, Notion». Nnvelties and Jowelry
l A I l 1 at cost. Price Liat free. Agent»
wantod. I.AMOS & CD.. Chicago, lil.
'é? d AA day ca n be made on a portable Soda Fonn
H.iTrl/ tain. i'rice Stié, f4.j SStt, and Jsn, complete.
Send lor catafign-, to Cbapman & Co . Madison. Ind.
ff jï A MÜNTK-AGENT3 WAEKD-36 best
soiling articies in tbe World ; onesampi-
Tree. Ad dres, .IA Y PKONSGN. Detro it. Mict t.
Ö GTTÏTSff and 4'ittiiri-lt Sj'WioUlea—
J I ij Cure or no pny. Cal! on or nddrrss, in
I ï eonfldence, DR. W. A. THOMPSON,
lt» Kast Third Street. Cincinnati. O.
WAR OF 1812! 1812!!
\ NVwIjhw 7 1 vfsP orisioiH to sli for MdnyH'gerviceyOr
ifin l- til!AM wiil-.iws »r«*als ••rititled. Apply(with
s ampïttj w . K l'ros-ton. A \ t\ ..«'lev«*laiu4.0.<Jir'r* frea
Agents 5 Read Thisï
We will p ly Aj
aml KxpoiHf*8,to
tioas. A'Ures8 )
i af*s ?3 $*er Ufonf *i
omlerfnl Inven
woeic FOm ALL
f n their own IccalitiaB.canvaisin^ for the Fimlil
VlnllovM'enlav^ed) Weekly and Rloutlily. Lurveftt
Paper irt the World, with Maminoth Chromoe Free
Dior CoiDiïiissioRs to Asrenta. Terms and outfit
Addr IV O. Vil Si 5-;6iY. !didne.
MPfNSIONS NoldiesN of t he war
lv.iu offfili wtioeerved not loss than 11 days,and
to their \vi»lo\vs if married before IH50.To secure tb«
saine. ;i d e.~v, with Htamp, MeMfilLL A BiltClI.
\V ashioston,D.C.No foo until peiHi. n ii paid Pleas^
ahow this to any* ne you may thiukentith d aaabove
A B>AT StfJUK made bv
UH A^cnta Helliojcr our Chroinoa,
Crayons. Picture and Chr«»
ino Carda. 2ïf# aamplt s
_ worth eent. poet-paid,
"!"■ ---^ ^»■*.*-«=» for HJMJentfl. tliUBtratod <lat«
aio 'uefree. *5* liw
Iosj. IK^tabffshod IS30.J _
/ CS Superior in do&ign. Not cqualed
in qnality, or sa time kcerem.
Ask your joweler for them.
IiSW A^en ey -S kortland St., N. Y.
4 TT'A.TriYCl V\'ANTEI>,to sell Mar Lettor
I and Copyfng Hook. Letter
■iTirl c »pv w rit ten at tbosaine t:nu* Seiln atgight,
Lihera.1'discount. Addie-ss f<»rterms, YUUNG. EL
I,| ,v M -DitNAIsD, WBeekimm St.. óew Vork.
Awarded avjhesf prizr at Contenninl Exposmon for
fi.ie cJiewino qnotities anti rxrrilence and Utsting c tar
ader of *veetcni.>j and fiavory g. The best tcbacco
ever raado. As our blue strip trade-iuatk is closeijr
imitated on inferior goodp. ^ee that Jack&on's Best is
llURttlt:'! Uil liilCi IWf guvur. .. —---
on every plug. Sold l»y all dealers. Send tor samp*~,
frea to O, A. Jacksöx A Co.. Mfra., 1'etcreuurg. V a
H ,4 ■- -
^ yilï OF ! i in-* UTjf___
ï t contains <>7a fine hifitorical engraviugs and 12611
large doublé odunm rages.aml i- the most complete
ilibtory of the World ever published. lt BeilH ateigbt.
Send tbr specimen pages mul extra terms ïo A cents,
and see why ii selis fasterthan any other book. Ad
dress. National Ti blishimg ('o.. St. Louis. Mo.
Tbeso piiishave been used for twenty-tour years
in Illinois os a permanent cure for Fever and
Ague and ail maiarial diseases. They uever fail
to euro the most obstinate a?no at once. They
euro dyspepsia and headaches by ciiringevory
tracé ol'indigostion. Wherover t-hey have been
introdneed they havo become a Standard medt
cino. Price 60c per box. ssnt by mail, prepaid.
AddresM L.O. F. LOTZ,2fi* Lakeavenue,Ohicago,
111. Send for circulars of testimonials. Every
box warranted. ___
Po A. p, §„
SI.OOO Sold II! T»o Ronthi!
Agonts run after by Kverybody and his Wife. Now is
the time to ae ure tmritory,etc. «end tor (Jirculars.
Tn ms to A g< rits. etc., otc. Address, AMEBIÜAS
Pi ' II LI «UI NG < O., Hartford, <.-oun..or Chica go, l il.
YUUNG MAN, lightful aDt*
protitable place to spend tc;o summ r r is^>t the
'1 be Neleneeof «*ife, or Self-Pre»ervatto«
Two hnndroth oditiou, rtvisedand enlarged. just
publifrhed. Itis a Standard medical work, the best in
tb 9 Eng'isb 1 inguage.wrltten by a physician of great
«xperiéuco.to whotn was awarded a gold and jewelad
medal by the National Medical As ociation. Itcon
tains b.-autiful and very expensive steel plat© en*
gravin' s. Tbreo hundred pageB, more than fllty
valnable prescriptions for all forms of prevailine
diseases. the result of many years of extensive and %
successful prartice. ilound in French cloth ; price'
only gl,peLtb.7 mail. The Londen » ancet says ;
"No person should be without this valuable book.
The author is a noble bonefactor." An illustrated
lloston. Tbe autbor may be consultedon all disoase*
retjuirinsrskiil and experience. _
Special Penmanship Department!
a complete, geueral and systematic course of in
slruction. «uperior excellence attained in every va
riety of work. Studente admitted at anytlmoand
crowded in piacMcoto the full extent of their capac
ïty and everypossible fa ility given for thorough and
rapid advanceiiient. Feisone wishing to acquire b
perfect system an«T wuiing to werk, can spcutottio
greatest amou nt of gooi in the briefe.st possi blo time.
Y on tig men intending to secure a business < ducation
will not only find that n thorough course of training
in this department v. iil uccclerate their progress.
hut. will be ofinfinite and inesMmaqle >alue.
For further inioriratien or circulars address,
w. V. .lOlINMO I V. tu i'uv* iwle. K.Y.
Dunham A: Sons, Mantifacturers.
i VlrOÊ*, US 'Si'*-*» 14W1» S;„
. *öat? <m. tfialY ÏOB».
3 B*»ao.'.tib«. YtJios
" The Best Polish in the World. 1
Unrlva-lCil for ih
Toilet and tbe B*t
No artificiai
dcceptive odon
cover common a.**
dcletorioo* ingre»t
ent* Aft er year»
scientific experima
the manofactarer
B. T. Babbitt s fc
Soap ha» verfect
.— andnowofcer tot*f
public Tb© FINEST TOILET SOAP \n tbc worifi
Only the pareet vegetable oila used in its manufacture.
Sample box, eoeptaining 3 calses of 8 02 ». each, r°nt free to any
drets on receipt of 15 centa. Addre*^
B > ___
Pleane *ay yau vc 11 «e mlvert Imviorn
n. w. r. *»>
Very fetv escape this nfïliction. The fiynaptoï*
are dizziness; sick headache; costiveness; bcic.'
ing up of food '„loss of appotitc; a version toe xertio
ofoody or mind* bighly colored urine; Ueartbun*
told es:tremities auJiJV spirits.
Ten yearefcave proven their cflicticy in all bilm >
tlisoidêrs. They roeto-e the liver, stomach ani
kidneys tohealthfni action; give appetite, good c
gestion and vigor to body and mind.
Rev. R. L. Simpson, Louisvilie, Ky.,
u Tutt's JPills are worth their welght »».
gold." ii
Sayre Co., Druggists say: "We fM &F'ï
hoxe.s Tutt's IHlls to five of allothers. ^

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