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THE VIRTUES OF APPLES.
Their Medicinal Value and Some of the Troubles Which They Aid. Chemically the apple is composed of vegetable fiber, albumen, sugar, gum, chlorophyll, malic acid, gallic acid, lime and much water. Furthermore, the German analysts say that tho ap ple contains a larger percentage of phosphorus than any other fruit or vegetable. This phosphorus is admi rably adapted for renewing the essen tial nervous matter, lethicin, of tho brain and spinal cord. It is, perhaps, for the same reason, rudely under stood, that old Scandinavian traditions represent the apple as the food of the gods, who, when they felt themselves to be growing feeble and iniirm, re sorted to tliis food for renewing their powers of mind and body. Also, the acids of the apple are of signal use for men of sedentary habits, whose livers are sluggish in action; these acids ser ving to eliminate from the body nox ious matters which, if retained, would make the brain heavy and dull, or bring about jaundice or skin eruptions and other allied troubles. Some such an experience must have led to our custom of taking apple sauce with roast pork, rich goose and like dishes. The malic acid of ripe ap ples, either raw or cooked, will neu tralize any excess of chalky matter en gendered by eating too much meat. It is also the'fact that such fresh fruits as the apple, tho pear and tho plum, when taken ripo aiid without sugar, diminish acidity in the stomach rather than provoke it. Their vegetable salts and juices are converted into alkaline carbonates acidity. A good, ripe, raw apple is one, of the easiest of vegetable substances for the stomach to deal with, the whole pro cess of its digestion being completed inoighty-Uvo minutes. Gefrard found that the "pulps of roasted apples mixed in a wine quart of faire water, and labored together until it comes to bo as apples aud ale—which wo call lambswool— never faileth in certain diseases of the raines, which myself hath often proved, and gained thereby both crowns and credit." "The paring of an apple, cut somewhat thick, and the inside whereof is laid to hot, burn unuing eyes at, night, when the party goes to bed, and is tied, or bound to the same, doth help.tho trouble very speedily, and .contrary to expectation an «excellent secret." A poultice made of rotten apples is of very common use in Lincolnshire for the cure of weak or rheumatic eyes. Likewise in tho Hotel des Inva lides at Paris, an apple poultice is used commonly for inflamed eyes, the ap ple being rousted audits pulp appliwl over the eyes without any intervening substance. Long ago it was said ap ples are easily and speedily digested, and a modern maxim teaches that "If you cat. an apple going to bed, the doctor then will beg his bread." — London Hospital. licit tend to counteract mg 01 Wliat to Eat at Night. The true course is to begin with just <nio or two mouhtfuis the last tiling before goingito bed. And this should bp light food, easily digested. No cake or pastry should be tolerated. One mouthful of cold roast beef, cold lamb, cold chicken and a little crust of bread will do to begin with, or, what is bet ter vet, a spoonful or two of condensed milk (act the sweetened that come* in cans) in ilhrcoitimes as much warm wa ter. Luto this cut half a pared peach and two or three little squares of bread, tho whole to be one-fourth or one-sixth of what would be a light lundi. Increase this very gradually, until at the end-of a month or six weeks the patient may indulge in a howl of milk, two peaches, with a half hard roll or a crust of home made bread. When peaches are gone take baked apples with the milk till strawberries come, aud eat llie latter till peaches return again. This is tho secret of health and vitality. \Ye often work until after midnight, but eating the comfortable meal is the last -thing we do every night of the year. This is not an un tried cx|Ksrii£eiit or one depending on the testimony of a single witness.— .American Analyst. RIrds That Appear to Kcasavi. Frank Buchland gives several curi -aus instances of the special habits of some birds in procuring their food. Tlio blackbirds, thrushes, etc., carry snails considerable distances for the purpose of breaking their shells .against some rock or stone. Thomas Edward, the Scottish naturalist, de scribes gulls and ravens flying to a great height with crab or other shell fish, and letting them fall on stones in order to smash tho shells ; and, if they do not break on the first attempt, he says they pick them up again and carry them yet higher, repeating the operation again and again till the shell is broken. Havens often resort to this contrivance. Darwin tells of a bird having been repeatedly seen to hop on a poppy stem, and shako tho head with his bill till many seeds were scattered, when it sprang to the ground and ate up the seeds.—Month. A Tliouglit for Aspiring: SI. D.'s. Professor Buchanan, of the Glas gow university, has just made a state ment which should "give pause" to parents who think of making doctors of their sons. Speaking at the opening of the medical session of the G lasgow university, he declared that of every hundred young men who entered the medical classes with a viewio qualify ing in surgery and medicine only «ne of that original hundred issued from rue oracai oi'ftraay and examination a full blown medical man. One per cent.—London Tit-Bits. The Requisites of a Husband. A certain pretty little girl, with great big serious bluo eyes, was tell ing her companion on tho street car why slie was going to marry George. "You see, Maime," she said, "George is awfully good lookiug; he always scuds me flowers when we go to tho theatre ; lie never seems to bo so shock ingly busy, don't you know; he's got plenty of money, and he does just like I tell him." Prospective husbands, there is a catalogue of the requisites.— Memphis Times. The \Vlu<ltails. The orchard which is properly thin ned will have much fewer windfalls than tho overloaded and neglected trees. But wliat windfalls there are will bo better and well worth saving. To prevent bruising they should have a smooth surface of the ground to fall on. Scattered stones, where practica ble, should be picked aud drawn oiV. As the ground is to bo plowed for sev eral years while the trees are young, it should be mellowed by harrowing at the right time, and it is well to sow a thick crop of oats late in summer, the growth of which in autumn will make a soft bed for tho apples to drop on, the crop of oats being destroyed by cold weather. If thcro are many small stones on the ground, a roller will sink them to the surface while the soil is mellow from plowing or bur rowing. When the trees become old and tlio orchard is seeded to grass and top dressed, the removal of all surface stones will be important. —Albany Qui tivator. laoauil.'.icent Cm«*. Overheard in flic street: "Howdy do, howdy do?" "Oh, fair to middlin'; folks all * liau, B ut a Utucli o. iheu **ni • t .T f tU-- TIiqiI cuu p!' l ,}' ul . lua 'j' 1 ll " u it so Oat i COUitln t raise my liana to take a cnaw terbaeecr; but «its gone now." "Wliat did you take for it?" "Wall, when they put up them 'iectric lights, 1 got one of their can dies they had dropped, and carried it around in my pocket You know 'lortricitv is <nïni I for meclicTne W-vrl ! tin.,.. ; M,,,. i,.;,. te v loft' in Yl.A I ,.1 I; IW ! cantuo wucit uu y put uiun out uiat , some will soar, inter on unit that. ^ knocks it every time. Jest try it. , "I will ; where can I get one?" | "I've got si couple; take one." "Much obliged; I'll give it a chance." j —lEioctvic World. Til j Same Scutch Sapcwititioiis. ■Some of tho Scotch superstitious are j among the oldest und most widespread in the world. When a. baby's hair is | cut the floor is carefuilv swept and the j sweeuinrs burned lest an v hairs mi"ht ! rom-iin und be picked up bv the eue- I n*T.' Dr. Livingstone mentioned tho | existence of a similar practice among i sonio African tubes. Lite sa nie eus- , tom obtains in regard, to paring the j nails of a child under 1 year old, every scrap of the cuttings being burned. 11 is considered a very grave offense for any one other than the mother or very near .relation to cut the baby's nails.—New York Herald. Forgot Jli* Sweetheart's Name. Bather a singular thing occurred at i the county clerk's office a day or so ago. A young fellowcamo in and got a license to marry a young damsel and departed after going through the necessary preliminaries, l ie had been gone about an houror.so when he re turned in great haste and confusion and said lie bad made a mistake in the name and was thin king-of another girl at the time lie got the license. Their lirst names were tho same, but their last names were as unlike as they could be. The name was corrected and tho absent nvinded swain departed.—Dos Moines Loader. Knew the Sex. Mrs. «Slogan (at an L station)—Don't you ever trust a man as long as you live. They no all frauds, every oue of 'em. All? Daughter—Why, ma! "Every one, no exception at all. Look at that man near the news stand. Tho brute!" "Why, he looks tho very picture of gentleness and reiinement." "Oh, yes; but be's standing there gazing at a rat poison poster, all tho I'll bet Iks wife has a pot po:> Nev.- York Weekly. same. dle." Hitt Tailor Was to Blame. A young' man of Warsaw ordered a dress suit from a tailor who agreed to deliver it on a certain clay. The latter failed, and hence a curious lawsuit. Tho plaintiff' alleged that he had ar ranged to go to an evening party at which lie had resolved to offer his I land to the daughter of tho house. Because of the failure of his dress coat lie could not go, but his rival went, proposed and was accepted, and Ibc plaintiff considered himself damaged to the value of tho lost pride.—Clothier and Furnisher. Now York is not an American city. Its signs don't bear American names. Its newspapers give the preference to European neks. Its people don't look like Americans. Its conventions and modes of thought atul dress a^id life, generally, aro all European, or mock European.—-Cor. Chatter. THE P-OPE PATENT ASJŒS TABLE « i'a « -sJEuas© . A. I» \ ' ; ^ a v i; 1 •' 11 È: , ""»aw itobso®.«-: ■ ;. ' THE WKS iDE HARROW bns stood the test for three years, :il for inability nnd quality ol' work none, n yields iho bun uor to jrone. Its pries hav; more than doubled eneh season. TVe -have yet to hear the first complaint of its work. The flolntfrn of tho labor question is labor-saving implements, " thoso specially adapted to cur Southern methods of cultivation. The old methods require too much labor in making a crop. Realizing ifieso facts, 11 o Southern farmer a few reals ago sei about to invent some tool that would lessen tho amount of labor. Tho old-fashioned wood stock Side-Harrow was constructed, which saved an immense amount of work. By experiment it was found that. Side-IIarrcr-va would run well only on a certain angle. Those stocked in weed would run well at iiist, if properly constructed, but f k" fgorat strain on tho teeth and frame would seen cliango ti e angle so that, it was with great difficultv that it could be uin at all, after ueia B «s*d osbarttinie. ^ ^ . ï* was iOtlowiu^ ciie<x. wieso distorted implements tlaut canned the inventor of tlie Tope Side - Han c\v to bring forth this célébra \Vhen this Harrow was first placed on the market, it found several competitors in the sbapo of Side-HarrowB. wbero our Harrow has been introduced, every competitor has vauished as a vapor before morning's sun. Tt stands to-day without a peer, and none can suctvsslnlly compete v.ith it asnSidc-Hnirow. There has nppenredon (bomarket gcr-otOed Side-Harrows, which claim to do the work of almost any implement, flora a weedilic-lioe to a sulkv-plow. lVo moke no claim of this kind for tho Pope- Side-Harrow." Tt comes on tho market claiming to do only tho special work of a Side-Harrow. By the prpper use of this Harrow we do away almost entirely witli hoeing, diminish the plowing cue-third, nnd thejcforo greatly fessera tho expense of making a crop. The necessity of scraping cotton or corn is entirely done nwny by the use of this Harrow, it be necessary only to chop through and thin the plants after llie Harrow, by the old pian ofsernpinfi. No other implement leaves the ground so well pulverized and in so good condition for a second plowing, It ia*mado entirely of iron and steel, except the handles, and is more durable than those stocked in wood, and equally ns light, ! Ite tanin superiority overtbo common Side-Harrow is the adjustability of its teeth. As will be seen fiom tho above cut, the teeth can I bc adjusted either to tho right or left, up or down, and can easily be detached when they need sharpening. ! Inlhe enrI - v G,llUvatioil of tbc crop when the grass «r weeds aro small, it will be best to move tbo teeth closer together, nnd fur , thsr „ rart when the grass or -weeds are larger. If tlu* land is net rough it will run better if tho teeth aro short, nnd if rough long, ^ Tho ordinary Side-Harrow can not bo run at nil unless tho middle is entirely broken ont; thin Harrow con bo adjusted to suit the , rov even if There is a bdlk loft in tho middle, by spreading the teeth, if the rows are wide, or bv placing il:o teeth closer together, or | Inking one.err two teeth from the right when the rows are narrow or has a balk left. Wo now sell our A dc-Harrows under a full guarantee. j If ''-5 have no ut in your town, write ns. Tn localities Crawford *V Jjampton <§f (Bro. j WALKER'S BEIÖß-H, MISS. j 3. IT. Cranford, Tylertonn, Mtssisaipyi. . Hear Sir:—I take pleasure in stating thnUn the spring of IHM« 1 purchased two of your Side-Harrows and found them to be | superior to anything I have used. They are admirably adapted to tho young crop, both of coin and cotton, by tho use I dispensed with j *r B cotton «ernper and the usvtal nnd objectionable method of running the bar of a turning plow to young corn, nnd greatly lessening ! ta<3 work of noos, in fact, leaving but little for them to do, save thinning to a stand. As n cultivator in a moderately dry season their I TtIno rnn btrdly bo estiniat<KL Several of my neighbors used them and they speak in terms of unstinted praise of their efficient work. | Yours truly J. H BEEMAN. i New pJSImSJ. September ?""l880. , Äfesera. Crawford und Jjnmpton ami lira. : j Gents: —I used your "Hope" Side-Hnrrow this season and find it a most excellent plow for plowing com or cotton the first time Tt is unsurpassed. 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