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iimnumpABBre. Fiv« daughters—four of them engaged— ,' I thinKl shall go mad! Fcflf such a surfeiting, of lore 1 go about the bouse, I trip .. TJpon some whispering pair. At evening when I take my pipe And seen a quiet nook To sit and reaa my papor, or. Some new and tempting book, I ape, perhaps the parlor door, When a familiar souud, Quite unmistakable, suggests It is forbidden ground. §0 tfyen more. cautiously I turn To piir reception room But lo! again upon my ear from its romantic gloom Gomes softly^ yet with emphasis, That warning when I start And leave as Lady Macbeth wished Her guests would all depart. My next reBort is then the porch, Where roses trail and bloom Hal iB it echo that betrays The joys of yonder room? Ah, no! A startled change of bass Reveals the presence thero Of cupid's votaries, and alas! There's still another pair. "But sure," I think, "my library Will bo a safe retreat. So there at once with quickened step I take my weary feet. Tain hope—tliat warning sound agaiii Breaks on my listening ear Thank heaven! ni.v youngest hath not yet Attained her thirteenth year. Hprk! there she is! and bless my hearty /That popinjay, youniy Lunn, Is at her side—I (io believe That she, too, lias begun. Oh. ye who havo to sit and dreani Of future married jnvs, fray heaven with highest fervor that Your girls may all be boys. —Philadelphia Press. CONCERNING RAZORS. Where They Are Made, How They Are Used and What Becomes of Them. A "Bazors" saul the expert to a repre sentative of the Now York Sun, swinging one of the tools in liis hand with a freedom that made the reporter shudder, "why, they're a field broader than the moral law. They are the touch to nature that makes all mankind kin, '.from President Arthur in his dressing room to his constituents at a penny-ante poker game in Thompson street. No, few razors are made in this country— "none worth speaking of— say one in a mllion. The best come from England The next best are Swiss. The French razors deserve a proud distinction of climaxing the worst, so far as I know. Some used to be made at Bridgeport, Conn., but I believe the enterprise was abandoned. Some are made yet in Massachusetts, at Worcester, but not many. "In one respect we do better here "than in England. AVe can give here a deeper concave grind than the English grinders can put upon a razor, conse quently man thousand dozens of blanks are shipped here every year for finish ing. The reason for this is tlyit the skilled and careful German grinders are in the business here. The business Btarted in Hamburg and has drifted into German hands almost entirely so far as this country is concerned. Years ago the most famous Sheffield firm of cutlers in the razor trade imported two German grinders to show how their class of work could be done. It precipitated a general strike, and the employers had to come to the strikers' demands—the bouncing out of the Deutchers. "The Sheffield grinders are English men and will not readily accept the competition of men of other national ities or adopt the method of others. They are not fond of change. Bazors ground to perfection over here nave been shown to them as models, but do you imagine they would follow them? No, indeed. Primarily a razor, to be good, must be made of good steel, but it must also be ground properly to be fit for shaving. Every thing, in fitting any edge tool for use, depends upon a correct understanding of the service it is expected to perform, and nice adaption of its edge to just that service. A carving-knife, for in stance, must be ground fiat on one side and wedged-sliaped on the otlic*' a pock et knife must be ground convex, and have a sufficient thickness behind its edge to keep it and a razor must be ground thin and concave. See this one, ^°for instance. It is, as you will observe, thinner a little back of the edge than close to it, hardly thicker than a sheet of paper. Nip the end of its edge with your thumb-nail, and you will hear it ring like a little silver bill. More ra zors are spoiled by improper grinding than in any other way. The only way to know positively whether a razor is good or not is to shave with it. The eye will not determine its quality. But even if a razor is of the best steel and faultlessly ground it may be spoiled and rendered quite uufit for shaving by im proper stropping. A little too much stropping, or not quite enough and you will have a bad edge. Then the razor which is really not at all to blame, is condemned as no good. Often, too, people who are not adepts in the handling of razors com plain that their razors do not shave well, when the fact is that tliey scrape with them, holding the blade almost at right angles to the skin, or use them •with a straight push of the edge against the hair. The proper way is to draw the razor with an easy gliding motion against the hair—so. Use it right, and, even if it is not quite a first-class razor or in perfect condition, you can still get a pretty satisfactory shave with it. But, for lack of doing that, people get the queerest notions about their razors— actually attribute to them whims and obstinacies as if they were sentient beings, I know one gentleman who affirms that liis best razor, his pet in town, will not shave him at all in the country. He actually belives that. The fact is, that lie is away from his ordinary condition of being and sur roundings when in the country, and, unconsciously of course, neither treats liis razor nor uses it as he would at home. Many men affirm that their razors refuse to work well on the seacoast, as if the razor cared where it is used. Three quarters of the people who shave them selves do not know how to use a razor, and consequently are liable to condemn a good one. "A razor is supposed to be better for a rest after it has been used for a good •while. And it is. My idea about it is that an imperceptible rust gathers on it in disuse, and when that is honed and stropped off its edge is thinner and sharper than before. But you will not infrequently hear a barber speak of a razor as 'being tired' and 'needing rest.' Many men avoid wearing a razor by constant use by the expedient of having several and using them in turn. Here for example, is what we term a 'calendar case,' got to meet the requirements of gentlemen who take that sensible view of their razors. It contains, as you will observe, seven fine razors, lettered on the backs for the days of the week. Such cases are sold at various prices, all the way up from $7 to $20. Why do I call it 'a sensible view?' Because, naturally, seven razors, by such chang ing round, will each do but one-seventh of what would bo required of one razor in constant use, and consequently the evil day ofregrinding is put seven times further away. Some men have a great number of razors, and keep adding to their collection all the time. Joe Jef ferson, the actor, buys at least a dozen per annum from a big cutlery house on Nassau street alone, and I know he also buys elsewhere. I should imagine that he must have a trunk full of razors, if he does not loose them or give them away all the time. "A good razor is worth from $1.50 to $2 .50, but there are cheap kinds sold as low as $3 a dozen. Those are thd kind generally employed in Thompson street to stiffen up weak poker hands or persuade people who don't 'carry a razzer.' There are an infinite number of styles and sizes of razors. Some like a big, heavy blade others, a small, light» very narrow and deeply concaved blade, I rather think the latter are least liaHe tocutHhe skin.. In allcases the KM? hanal* of tfa iw» should balance .perfectly when it. is held in po sition for use." "It is wonder to me where all the razors go to-—what .becomes of them,", said the gejiial proprietor of the big cut lery house in Nassau street. "Now, I deal only in strictly first-class goods, in razors as. in all other kinds of cutlery, so my business is more restricted than some others, but last year I imported 2,467 dozens of razors, worth more than $20,000 to me. And that is about what the demand is every year. Some houses here—and there are eight or ten prom inent importers— do considerably more than I do, and it is not at all uncom mon for me to. sell 100 dozen a day. Every boy should be taught to shave. It should be made a part of his edu cation, just as much as swimming, danc ing or carving—all necessary accom plishments." Pressed Bricks. Oberlin College has lately received two bequests—one of $8,000 from Hart ford, Conn., and the other of $24,000 from the late Mr. J. F. Clark of Cleve land Ohio. A Dakota farmer in 1881 planted a single grain of wheat in one of his oat fields. From it grew 22 stocks each bearing a full head. These yielded 860 grains, 760 of which were planted the next ear, producing one-fifth of a bush el of splendid wheat. This was plant ed last spring, yielding 17 bushels, mak ing 1,020 pounds of wheat from one grain in three years.. The use of the telephone has rapidly increased in London. January 1, 1881, there were 811 subscribers to the Lon don Exchange in 1882, 1338 the next year, 2386 and this year, 3195. In the last quarter of last year there were 1,697,447 messages sent through the London wires. The proportion of tele phonic to telegraphic messages is as thirteen to twelve. The modern railroad brakeman is not the gentleman in neat uniform who helps ladies and children on and off the train, and rides in a comfortable seat in the parlor car. The real brakeman is on top of a freight car, whether it be covered with ice or not, who is only at the place he calls home long enough to catch three or four hours' sleep, fill his dinner pail and then go off for anothei night. The Pennyslvania railroad maintains at Philadelphia a school for persons who Avant to become conductors. Candi dates are tested a3 to their ability to write, their knowledge of mathematics, etc., and are then instructed as to the rights of passengers, the uses of differ ent kinds of tickets, the situation of sta tions, etc. A singular coincidence in connection with the late cyclone in Alabama is that one occurred twenty-two years ago in the same month and on the same date, and very nearly at the same hour, in a part of the recently afflicted section. It was much more severe this time, how ever. An "anxious" father writes in the London Times that instruction in geo graphy is gradually dying out in the English schools. "We have for some time noticed a lack of geographical knowledge among Englishmen who write on American topics. When a man refers to the Mississippi river as being a Bocky Mountain trout stream, and Indiana as a suburb of Philadelphia, you may take it for granted that there is something wrong with his geography. A snowshoer took a slide after ene of the Nevada blizzards had subsided to see what he could find. As he approached a place where there was a running stream before* the five or six feet of snow had been drifted, he thought he heard ducks squawking. Making a hole in the snow with his pole he was sur prised to find a large sized cave com pletely filled with fine canvassbacks. They began coming ou-t one at a time, and he knocked them down until he had more than a hundred in a single pile. A debt of $20,000 on the new Prosby terian church at Stamford, Conn., was liquidated by subscription within an hour. In Syracuse there is a house occupied by 150 Italians, each of whom pays 5 cents a day, or $1.50 a month, for his lodging. All board themselves. At the present time they live almost ex clusively on bread, a single loaf a daj usually sufficing for a man. They wrap themselves in their blankets or shawls, and lie down on the floor at nighi huddled together like so many hogs. The snores of the sleeping crowd sound like the roar of Niagara. When thoj are awake everybody is talking and gesticulating, and the house seems tc be a pandemonium. A Yermont man has been married six times, and he's the citizen they al ways get to go first in a bear hunt —Boston Post. At a recent meeting of the St. Louis Medical Society, Doctor Dean said "When I was a small boy I ate a rose bud and was very sick from it, and front that time on for fifteen years I could not endurethe smell of arose without a tickling sensation over the whole body. Afterward I couldn't eat strawberries, and my mother also could not. Vege tarians claim that any idiosyncrazy in regard to vegetables could be over come, and although I have no faith in their doctrines, I thought they oughl to know if any one did: and I have tried, perhaps for seven or eight years,a single strawberry, but it affects me at badly as if I ate a large dislk I hav« been compelled to gorto bed on accounl of it several times. My face and eye lids will swell." Secret of Actor Irving's Success. The success of Irving grows as goes on in this country. The Bostoi Transcript, of Monday, says: 'The ex traordinary scenes of the Boston The ater, Saturday night, and the extraor dinary figures in which such scenes ar reduced to their money value, show tha Mr. Irving's arrival in America make! an epoch—a point of departure—in th history of our stage. The manageri must, be studying his enormous, hii unprecedented success, and preparing to repeat the conditions which hav led'to it. What are they? Let two oi three representative facts about Mr Irving illustrate. He has brought his entire company and paraphernalia down to a titled stove and doors thai latch with a click like real doors, acrosi the ocean dragged them around thii country in a freight train of thirty car loads he has kept a young Londoi singer of distinction on a good yearb fislarv in order to sing him one song ii 'Much Ado About Nothing he hai spent the larger part of every day from 1( o'clock in the morning to 4 in the after noon, on the stage rehearsing will liis company, and some of his oldcs1 actors havo been known to be obligee by him to go back and enter through door upon the stage seven times ovei before suiting Mr. Irving. All day wai thus spent upon Louis XI., before its last performance here. This work it ii that has made the Irving performance: remarkable that has made not less of I stir in stage matters in England thai brought the artists of the ComedieFran caise and the critics of Paris, and ever theMeiningen Company, to Mr. Irving'* feet to learn.of him and study his effects. A beautiful incident of the carniva.' in New-Orleans last month was the pre: sentation of a basket of choice flower: to the daughters of the late Genera. Robert E. Lee by the General Josepl A. Mower Post, No. 1, of the, Grand Axmy of the Bepublio, HINTS FOE FARM AS» HOUSE. THB HOU8. The bells begin come, let us go! Great hour! he waits for me at last Before the altar. Shall I grow A wife ere this one hour is past? 1 tremble.. Oh, the church, the stare, The ritual I I would rather stand In our own wood and-wed him there By simply giving him my hand. But now the timid bird of love, Long used in tender shades to play, Must change the quiet of his grove For the great garish light of day. Wife! husband! Oh, my bosom swells! I think he loves me—nay, I know. Sweet, sweet, oh, sweet melodious bells! They call me, sister let us go. —Harper's Bazar. Household Becipes. To take grease out of velvet pour a little turpentine over the spot, then rub briskly with a piece of dry flannel. Pretty bedroom curtains are made of a single width of crimson, ottoman cloth over a second pair made of antique lace. If any poison has been swallowed, give instantly half a glass of cold water, with a heaping teaspoonful each of com mon salt and ground mustard stirred in to it. INFLAMED EYELIDS.—Onecent's worth sulphate of zinc in two ounces of rain water one drop in the eyes or twice daily dilute if too strong. Put in a glass vial and cork tightly it will keep along time. PROMPT CURE OP RINGWORMS.—R. W. Taylor, M. D., in the Journal of Cataneous Diseases, reports the best re sults from- the use of paint composed of a tincture of myrrh and four grains to the ounce of bichloride of mercury. Other skin affections are cured by the application of this remedy. We have had considerable experience in owning a farm which we could not live upon nor till ourselves have hired help to carry it on and have let it out upon shares, and we have nd hesitation in saying that the second method is in every way preferable for a man in the circumstances our subscriber states. Sweet biscuits are made in this way If economy is no object, set a sponge over night of one pint of sweet milk, the whites of six eggs, one quarter of a pound of butter, one quarter of a pound of sugar. Beat well, add flour until it is about like ordinary bread sponge. In the morning knead in flour to make it stiff enough to roll. Bake in a moder ate oven. You cannot fail to have good brown bread if you' follow this rule: take one pint each of graham and wheat flour, make a stiff batter with warm water,put in apiece of butter, the size of a mar ble, and one teaspoonful of molasses, a piece of a yeast cake about the size of a hickory nut, or one large tablespoonful of yeast, a pinch of salt mix with a spoon do not try to knead it heat your bread tins, butter them, and put the sponge in when very light bake in a moderate oven. It usually requires a little more time for the brown bread to rise than for white. Business for Boys. A Western Bura!correspondent thinks it easily possible so to treat the boys as to lead them to like the farm life and suggests the following process: "Give a boy a calf, a colt, chickens or other stock, and have him understand that whatever he makes by faithful at tendance shall be his own. If he is careless or indifferent let him suffer the loss, but take pains to show him what he might have made had he been more faithful and dilligent. A boy who will take care of a litter of pigs, feeding and watering regularly and caring for in every way, if he is told that when they are first placed in his keeping that one of them shall be his own for his work, he will take the greatest interest in the task. "The field, the garden, the orchard and the culture of small fruits, afford ample variety for differences of disposi tion. And, by the way it is well that in nearly every farmer's family these differ ences are found since the various inter ests to be looked after in well regulated rural homes need on this account their several specialists. But whatever the inclination of a boy may be he should be fairly and honestly dealt with, and taught to see and realize it in his own experience, that there is a profit in well managed farm work. "Treated in this way he is instructed and practised in actual business, and surely this is no small advantage. Be sides, he is made to feel that he has an interest in the farm and the home, other than that of mere obligation to stay there. He becomes conscious of the honor which attaches to business and ownership. As he grows older he is led to find in the occupation of the fanner ample scope for the display of the best executive or business qualities, and he will scarcely fail to see the superior ad vantages and pleasures of a peaceful country life." There is nothing novel in this plan, but its educational influence in the right direction can scarcely be overestimated. Strawberries For Farmers. From New York Tribune. Any soil that will raise a first-rate crop of corn or potatoes will raise a good crop of Wilson strawberries. I say Wilson because I have always been successful with them, and only compar atively so with the best of others that I have tried, while apart of them have been almost entire failures, and many of them very annoying and expensive ones. Other things being equal, a light, loamy soil, rather too damp than too dry, is preferable. Still, no water must be allowed to stand upon or near the top of the ground. Hence the necessity of draining. Manure heavily, say at the rate of thirty or forty loads to the acre, and plough it under. Com mon stable or -barnyard manure will answer every purpose. The soil shoaid be made fine and mellow. We will suppose this is all done in the spring, about as soon as the ground is in first rate condition for working. Now mark off the ground in rows, say three and a half feet apart, and set the plants twelve or fifteen inches apart in the rows, press the earth firmly about the plants, and if the weather is dry and hot, as it sometimes is in early spring, put about one pint of water about each one of them. How large shall the bed be made? The method I am proposing should yield at least one bushel of fruit to every square rod of ground. Hence each family can judge for itself of the area of ground they need for this purpose. After the plants are set there is a large vacant space between the rows that may be utilized for other quick-growing crops that will pay for the cultivation of the plants fo? the first season. Early peas or beans of the dwarf varieties, lettuce, radishes, early beets, carrots or the Jersey Wakefield cabbage may be raised between the rows of plants with out damage to them, provided they are taken off in due time, the ground culti vated, and put in good condition for the young plants as they begin forming runners. Let the runners form a thick green bed until they are a matted row of say two feet wide. After this run through with either the horse or the hand cultivator, and destroy those in truding upon what is left for the path or alley between the rows. The 'Wilson will almost always attempt to bear some fruit the first season, but it will be much better for the growth of the plants, as well as for the next season's crop, if the blossoms are all "picked off, and no fruit allowed to grow the first season. Keep the plants free from weeds and grass'through the entire season, and at its close when the ground has frozen sufficiently hard to' bear* "cover the plaints with, some marsh hay, or straw is equally good, provided it is not filled with foul seeds to annoy you the follow ing Put QB cover sufftpiept tp hide the leaves from view. Leave it in the spring, until the ground is done freezing nights, and thawing daytime. It may then be raked off the plants,and left in the alleys or carried entirely from the beds as may be preferred. As the warm weather comes on the plants will load themselves with blos soms, and then with fruit. While the fruit is growing the beds need plenty of moisture. If nature does not supply a sufficient quantity, it is much better to do it by artificial means than to fail of having a nice crop after all the labor that yon have already done upon them. It is much better to give them one thorough watering, and then leave them for a few days, than to merely sprinkle the plants every day. After the crop is taken off clean out all the weeds and grass, and the old plants that look feeble and exhausted and give ground to the young and thrifty ones, and you will almost certainly se cure another good crop the following year. Downer's Prolific is a hardy plant, a fair bearer of moderate-sized early fruit, and of excellent quality. If one wants to prolong the season, the Kentucky is the best that I have tried for that pur pose. It is a fair bearer of good-sized berries, and they are of good quality. I like it much better than the Glendale for a late berry. If one wishes for some very large fruit, the Sharpless is a fine grower, and will give one a few very large berries, only moderate in quality. With me it is utterly worthless except as just mentioned. The farmer should not bother with any of the pistillate kind. They have no advantages over the perfect-flowering varieties, and do require some extra work and care to se cure a crop. It will not, as a rule, pay the farmer to try to get more than two crops from a single bed in fact, it is better to set a small one each year then he will be sure of fruit if iiis old bed fails after the first year, as it sometimes will if it bears very heavily.—J. M. Smith, Brown Co., Wis. Oingrhams. It is said that the ginghams will be more in demand than ever this season, as their wearing qualities and various other advantages have been thoroughly tested and demonstrated. They are certainly found in most desirable shades and patterns and will make up into most graceful and becoming toilets for mid-summer wear. In the plaids and checks the bright, conspicuous color of a few seasons ago are noticeably absent, and more delicate and less clash ing shades substituted in their place. Some of the prettiest of the designs are seen in broken checks and plaids com bining two shades of the same color with white, such as a deep and a delicate pink alternating with narrower lines of white or shades of blue in the same arrange ment. Others show only one shade with white,.arranged in regular checks or blocks in almost any desired size, from the'pinhead checks to the blocks an inch and a half square. Some of the shades of pale green are unusually pret ty, and drabs, grays, and buffs are al so noticeable from their frequent occur rence. Narrowblack velvet ribbon was used on some of the gingham suits of last season, and with very pretty effect. The general arrangement outlined straight rows, although an occasional exception was seen in the use of full rosettes. Velvet ribbon is really a more appropriate and prettier trimming than might at first be apparent, as gingham is classed among the wash materials. But with the exercise of a little care a dress may easily be worn through an entire season, and at the end of that time a change of trimming and also de sign is generally considered desirable. New sateens are also seen, with designs similar to those of last season, but with a modification of color noticeable. Stast the Celery. The wisdom that crowned the mount ains with pines and fringed the the streams with willows is nnerrimg. All plant life finds by natural selection its true home, and we njay learn the whole secret of celery culture by studying its surroundings in its native swamps and marshes. It belongs to a family of plants that grow along the water-courses and flourish in cool, moist situations, and these conditions, if not natural to the chosen site, must be artificially supplied for best success. I am con vinced that fine celery can be raised in almost any soil kept open by frequent stirring. I have seen a marked im provement in the celery .offered in our York markets since the publication of my articles on the cultivation of celery two years ago. Such specimens as were exhibited by a few persons only at fairs, are now commcn and excite no comment. Celery should be sown as early in the season as the ground can be worked. If snow and freezing weather follow, it will do no harm. Dig, break up, and pulverize the soil thoroughly, add a light top-dressing of soot, smooth the surface evenly, and scatter the seed thinly giving plenty of room to make good stock plants. Do not cover the seed with earth, but press lightly into the soil with a board. Never allow the soil to become dry after sowing, but keep it moist by frequent waterings. If there should be heavy winds, it is best te protect with alight covering. If the seed is slow to start do not be dis couraged, but continue the waterings. I have had it lie six weeks before ger minating. Of course you will grow none but the best varieties. The Dwarf White Solid is preferred I confess to a great partiality for the Sandringham Dwarf. As soon as the plants are an inch high thin tliem. Keep the soil open about them by frequent stirrings, and keep them constantly moist that they may receive no check until the time arrives for setting them out in the trenches.—[Mrs. H. M. Crider, York, Penn. The Head Dress. Happy the fortunate ones who have preserved relics of antiquity in combs of pale amber tortoise shell, the odd Spanish comb of extreme size, either plain, richly clouded shell, or exquisitel -y carved, generally accompanied with side combs, are now worn with the high coiffure. An immense comb of shell carved in lillies, wheat sheave3 and deli cate foliage and stars is disinterred from a chest where it has lain for two or three generations. Another of silver gilt in coronet shape is set with ten large sapphires. Side combs corresponding with the large combs are set with Rhine pebbles, cairngorm, false topaz, aqua marine, or large gems. The Empress Josephine coiffure is revived, consisting of along graceful ostrich plume, laid about the high knot. For classical faces there are Greek bandeaux of carved, filigree or plain gold, set with pearls or precious stones. Hovering on long gold pins are birds cr butterflies, such as a butterfly of sap phires,rubies and diamonds, and dropped with spots of burnished gold a hum ming bird of radiant diamonds, emer alds and rubies, with emerald head and garnet eyes, the wide spread transpar ent wings studded with shifting lights of silver green, rosy cream and blue opals. Stomachs Differ. Two head of cattle of the same 'age standing side by side may eat alike, but it does not follow that they digest alike. The difference in this respect should be carefully noticed, and the animals be fed accordingly—each getting more or less than the other according to its ability to digest its fopd. The differ ence in digestion may be detected by the condition of the excrement as well as by the general appearance of the ani mal. A looseness of the bowels indi cates too much food, although it may exist from other causes. Cold horns and alight skin show that the animal does not get food endugh or has poor digestion, which makes a feeble circula tion of the blood, of whiok no doubt there is a scanty supply. Such an ani 3)*L must have a wietjr f004 u4 bf kept out of the cold. ,A mtoderate dose of stimulants daily will do it good. Woman la the Oardan. .Werecommend to all women who are fortunate enough to have apiece of land at their command to cultivate a vege table garden. The culture of strawber ries, raspberries, blackberries, goose berries, currants and golden vegetables is as delightful and profitable as any thing in which a woman can engage. She may sprinkle her garden well with flowers. All the better for that. A snowball in this corner and arose in that, a dahlia bed there and a moss bor der here, will not be out of place. Only let the substantial and useful constitute the chief part. A touch of the ornate, like a ribbon on a good bonnet, is not in the least objectionable. In. all the schools the girls study botany. It is healthful, pleasing and useful. The principles of horticulture are the prin ciples of botany put into practice. Farm ers study agriculture why should not their wives and daughters study horti culture The employment is both healthful and pleasant. What woman cannot raise beets, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, and furnish her own table with them What woman cannot plant a raspberry busli, or currant or goose berry, and attend to it well. The ex periment is both pleasing and profitable —[Ex. Farm Management. No fixed rules can be laid down for the management of farms. The soil of one township may be best fitted for growing some kinds of grain, while the' adjoining ones can be most profitably devoted to live stock, ^o trwo farms situated side by s-ide are exactly alike. The distance from market," the demand for special products, and, not the least, the individual taste of the farmer, have all much weight in determining the sys tem of farm management that it is best to adopt. Those who have given the most thought to this subject are the slowest to advise any general system to be applied to every farm. It is like a garment that is intended to fit all per sons and suit none. Every year of progress made in agricultural knowledge teaches more forcibly than previous ones the truth that a farmer must rely much upon his own intelligence and judgment in working out the best sys tem for his own farm. Even in so seem ingly trifling a matter as the pruning of a grape vine, the wisest vineyardist can only give general rules, and each grape grower must adapt them to tho peculiar ities of each vine.—Farmer and Dairy man. Stage Fright. From the Boston Transcript. Reading some article upon fright" and its awful realities, two curi ous stories came into mind that had formerly been related to me. During the Harrison campaign, at a great po litical meeting at Faneuil Hall, a man from Tennessee by the name of Pear (pronounced Pare) had expressed a de sire to speak. Accordingly in due timo he was called upon. Gracibusly rising, and with apparent eagerness, he came forward holding up one finger to his audience, he began thus: "I—Pear—" The assembled multitude patiently waited through along pause for more, but this was all! Pear had sat down. If Pear had said nothing to the purpose, ha had said sufficient to make himself keen ly remembered by every one who heard him, and had in these brief remarks con vinced his hearers that he was something of an egotist. Another case is that of a gentleman of one of our large New-England towns. Being much interested in phrenology, he proposed to give a lecture upon the subject. The time was announced, a large audience assembled, ard the lecturer duly appeared. Upon a table was placed a cast of a head. Approach ing this, and laying his hands affec tionately npon it, he began": "Ladies and gentlemen—This head" -A long, long pause. Fixedly but minutely h« looked at his audience so many heads(!) overcame him. He retired and sat down, while the people quietly and rather solemnly dispersed. We need hardly narrate that the gentleman left town that evening, and was seen no more there for an indefinite period. Items Gleaned Here and There. Probably the only persons in this country who attended Napoleon's funeral at St. Helena, are two men now living within one hundred miles of each other, in Michigan—Francis Martin, of Detroit, and William J. Palmer, of Battle Creek. General Robert Toombs, of Georgia, owns large tracts of land in Texas. Hfl refused $10 an acre for one tract of 4,« 000 acres. A writer in the Atlanta Constitution says: "I suppose it was this land General Toombs referred to when he replied to the inquiry of tha Yankee in Paris. It was just after the war and the General was living there in easy style. 'Tell him,' replied the General, 'that I am eating an acre of dirt a day.' He was selling Texas lands at $5 an acre, which was about his daily expenses." Mr. Edison says that in fifty years at the furthest we shall reach the electri cal millenium. All the town-boy, who would fly his kite secure from those vexatious wires, has to do is to wait. The London Athenaeum reviews two current English editions of Emerson in an article which announces that the practical task now offered to English literature is the Education of the Amer ican people! The main bulk of this ed ucational work is to be done by English anthors. Two Americans, however, rise above the mediocrity—Longfellow and Emerson. Then, after the admis sion that Emerson is one of the most valuable personalities in the modern world, follows an elaborate disparage ment and his qualities as a writer, mor alist and philosopher in which the com plaint was made that he was never suf ficiently pessimistic. The Early Closing Association of New York smashes the plate-glass win dows of dry goods stores that do not close early. They want more time to improve their minds. Dr. Francis M. Gunnell, Medical di rector of the navy, who has been nom inated by the president to be surgeon general and chief of the Bureau of Med icine and Surgery, is a native of Wash ington, and has always made that place his home. He is the son of the late Dr. James S. Gunnell, and was born in a house which stood on a lot where now stands the Department of Justice build ing. Educated at Georgetown univer sity, he received from that ancient Col lege the degree of bachelor of arts in 1846 and the degree of master of arts in 1849. During the thirty-five years in the medical corps he has had more sea service than any other officer in th| corps. The register shows that he baa been at sea sixteen years and seven months. If John ^.dams had taken Benjamin Franklin by the arm some fine after noon about the year 1784, and had said, "Ben, within a hundred years they will stretch a wire from New York to George town, and will talk over it," in all prob ability Benjamin would have said to John, "Go away you area visionary but this is what they have been doing every day the past week. Somebody thus feelingly writes of a well-known gentleman of leisure: "A tramp may be a very bad man, but a tramp's life is bad enough for anv bad man. No house, no home, no friends, no money, nio food, no fire, no regular meals, no warm room or blankets at zero* no smiles from his fellow-man his food picked out of the. gutter and ash-bahrels when'begging and stealing fail, him. A bird has a nest and in it! life something like regular habite,"' 1 "*V £py: 'nrr "THE THOU) HOUSE Xts Good and Bad Members —The Remark able Experiences of a Close Observer of Xts Workings During' a Long Residence at Washington. Correspondence Rochester Democrat No city upon the American continent has a larger floating population than Washington. It is estimated that dur ing the sessions of congress fcwenfy-five thousand people, whose homes arei in va rious parts of this and other Countries, make this city their place of residence. Some come here attracted by the advan tages the city offers for making the ac quaintance of public men others have various claims which they wish to present while the great majority gather here, as the crows flock to the carrion, for the sole purpose of getting a morsel at the public crib. The latter class, as a general thing originate the many schfemes which ter minate in vickras bills, all of which are neither directed at the public treasury, or toward that revenue which the black mailing of corporations or private en terprises may bring. While walking down Pennsylvania avenue the other day I met Mr. William M. Ashley, formerly of your city, whose long residence here has made him un usually well acquainted with, the opera tions of the lobby. Having made my wants in this par ticular direction known in answer to an interrogative, Mr. Ashley said "Yes, during my residence here I have become well acquainted with the work ings of the 'Third House,' as it is termed, and could tell you of numerous jobs, which, like the 'Heatheil Chinee,' are peculiar." "You do not regard the lobby, as a "body,vicious, do you?" "Not necessarily so, there are good and-bad men comprising that body yet there have been times when it must be admitted that the Combined power of the 'Third Hovise' has overridden the will of the people. The bad influence of the lobby can be seen in the numer ous blood-bills that are introduced at every session." "But how can these be discovered?" "Easily enough, to the person who has made the thing a study. I can detect them at a glance" "Tell me, to what bills do you refer ?M 'Well, take the annual gas bills, for in stance. They are introduced for the pur pose of bleeding the Washington Gas Light company. They usually result in an investigating committee which never amounts to anything more than a draft npon the public treasury for the expen ses of the investigation. Another squeeze is the abattoir bills, as they are called. These, of course, are fought by tho butchers and market-men. The first iat fcempt to force a bill of this description was in 1877, when a prominent Washing ton politician offered a fabulous sum for the franchise." Anything else in this line that you can think of, Mr. Ashley." "Yes, there's the job to reclaim the Potomac flats, which, had it become a law, would have resulted in an enor mous steal. The work is now being done by the Go vernment itself, and will rid the place of that malarial atmos phere of which we hear so much out side the city." "During your residence here have you experienced the bad results of liv ing in this climate?" "Well, while I have not at all times enjoyed good health, I am certain that the difficulty which laid me up so long was not malarial. It was something that had troubled me for years. A shooting, stinging pain that at times attacked different parts of my body. One day my right arm and leg would torture me with pain, there would be great redness, heat and swelling of the parts and perhaps the next day the left arm and leg would be similiarly affect ed. Then again it would locate in some particular part of my body and produce (a tenderness which would well nigh drive me frantic. There would be weeks iat a time that I would be afflicted with an intermitting kind of pain that would icome on every afternoon and leave me comparatively free from suffering during the balance of the twenty-four hours. Then I would have terrible paroxysms of pain coming on at any time during the day or night when I would be obliged to lie upon my back for hours and keep as motionless as possible. Every time I at tempted to move a chilly sensation would pass over my body, or I would faint from hot flashes. I suffered from a spasmodic contraction of the muscles and a sore ness of the back and bowels, and even my eyeballs became sore and distressed me greatly whenever I wiped my face. I became ill-tempered, peevish, fretful, irritable and desperately despondent." "Of course you consulted the doctors regarding your difficulty "Consulted them? well I should say I did. Some told me I had neuralgia others that I had inflammatory rheuma tism, for which there was no cure, that I would be afflicted all my life, and that time alone would mitigate my suffer ings." "But didn't they try to mitigate your miseries "Yes, they vomited and physiced me, blistered and bled me, plastered and oiled me, sweat, steamed and every thing but froze me, but without avail." "But how did you finally recover?" "I had a friend living in Michigan who had been afflicted in a similar way and had been cured. He wrote me re garding his recovery and advised me to try the remedy which cured him. I pro cured a bottle and commenced its use, taking a table-spoonful after each meal and at bed time. I had used it about a week when I noticed a decrease of the soreness of the joints and a general feel ing of relief. I persevered in its use and finally got so I. could move around without limping, when I told my friends that it was Warner's Safe Rheumatic Curre that had put me on my feet." "And do you regard your cure as permanent "Certainly, I haven'n been so well in years as I am now, and although I have been subjected to frequent and se vere changes of weather this winter, I have not felt the first intimation of the return of my rheumatic trouble." "Do you object to the publication of this interview, Mr. Ashley "Not at all, sir. I look upon it as a duty I owe my fellow creatures to alle viate their sufferings so far as I am able, and any communication regarding my symptoms and cure that may be sent to me at 506 Maine avenue will re ceive prompt and careful attention." "Judging from your recital, Mr. Ashley, there must be wonderful cura tive properties about this medicine "Indeed, there is, sir, for no man suf fered more'nor longer than did I be fore this remedy gave me relief." "To go back to the original subject, Mr. Ashley, I suppose you see the same familiar faces about the lobby session after session "No, not so much as you might think. New faces are constantly seen and old ones disappear. The strain upon lob byists is necessarily very great, and when you add to this the demoralizing effect of late hours and intemperate habits and the fact that they are often found out in their steals, their disap pearance can easily be accounted for." "What proportion of these blood-bills are successful "A very small percentage, sir. Not withstanding the power and influence of the lobby, but few of these vicious measures pass. Were they successful it would be a sad commentary upon our system of government, and would vir tually annihilate one branch of it. The great majority of them are either re ported adversely or smothered in com mittee by the wretchfulness' and loyalty of our congressmen." J. E. Camel-rearing is not as important an industry in! Russia nowadays as it was in years gone by, the goat ranges hav ing superseded it. There are only about 250,000 camels there now, while there are over 500,000 goats. The latter is now the principal occupation in the mountainous portions of the Cau casus, and it brought in over $400,000 to the people engaged in it in 1877. Gospel Facts. [The following has rtppteared id nearly every newspaper throughout the United States,- and is one of the finest testimonials ever won by a medicine, proprietary or otherwise. Dr. Crane (he is a graduate of medicine as well as a cler gyman) gives this evidence without any solici tation whatever. It will repay all to read it] "I have never seen a medicine more perfect ly adapted to its various applications than Thomas' Eclcctric Oil. I was for many years a sufferer from quinsy Thomas' Eclectric Oil cured me. My wife and child had diphtheria Thomas' Eclectric Oil cured tliem and if taken in season it will cure seven times out of ten. I am coiffident it is a cure for the most obstinate cold or cough and if taken into the head, by the nostrils, two or three a week will positively remove the most offensive case of catarrh and notwithstanding the delicate nature of the' mucous membrane of the nasal organs, can be taken up with perfect impunity. For deafness and earache it has done wo uders to my certain knowledge. It is tho only medi cine dubbed patent that I havo ever felt like recommending, and I am anxious to see it in every place, for I tell you I would not be with out it in the house for any consideration. It also operates in asthma as a specific, and when ever it is used it becomes indispensable to household safety. I am ready to give any one the benefit of my observation, both as to its ef fects and mode of application, if they will drop me a note making inquiry." EeV. E. F. Crane, Dunkirk, N. Y. Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil is sold everywhere by Druggists. FOSTEB,MILBURN NORTON, & Co., Prop's, Buffalo, N.Y. Howard White, Senator Sawyer's son-in-law, now owns control of the Syracuse Journal Last winter I found positive relief from ca tarrh with Ely's Cream Balm. Was troubled for years. I have no doubt a thorough use of Cream Balm will ctire a majority of cases.—E. D. Ithaca, N. Y. (See ad.) Frank Smith, a bar tendor at Dickenson Dak, committed silicido. "Bough on Rats," clears out Hats, Mice. 15c. Mother Swan's Worm Syrup, tasteless. 2i5c. "Rough on Coughs" Troches, 15c liquid 50c. I can safely recommend Ely's Cream Balm for the cure of catarrh, cold in the head, etc. Before I have used the first bottle I purchased I find myself cured At times I could scarcely smell anything and had a headacho most of the time.—HENKY LILLY, Agent for the Ameri can Express Co., Grand Haven, Mich. (Price 50c.) Albany, N. is to have a $500,000 Episco palian cathedral. Consumption. is a disease we all dread. It often carries its victim to an untimely grave. How important, then, for those who cherish life and health to prevent that disease in its early stages. Every Cold or Cough should be treated with Allen's Lung Balsalm. There is no bettor remedy. Gen. Sloeum says the Brookl Eagle clears $260,000 a year. Well's May Apple (Liver) Pills, 10c. "Rough on Toothache," instant relief. 15c. The "Rough on Tooth" Powder, elegant. 15c. Files! Files! Files! Sure cure for Blind, Bleeding and Itching Piles. Single box has cured worst ehronic case of twenty years standing. No one need suffer five minutes after applying. William's Indian Pilo ointment. It absorbs tho tumors, allays the itching (pratieularly after getting warm in bed). Prepared only for piles and itching for the private parts. 'Noyes Bros. & Cutler, St Paul. Wholesale Agents. I have taken Swift's Specific (S. S. S.) for Rheumatism, and found perfect relief. It is the best tonic and Blood Remedy known to sci ence. D. P. Hill, Attorney at Law, Atlanta,Ga. $10,000 would not purchase from me what Swift's Specific (S. S. S.) has effected in my case. It has cured me of Malarial Rheumatism. Ar chie Thomas, Springfield. Term. Is your liver sound? 100 page book free. Address Dr. Sanford, 24 Duane St., New York. "BROWN'S BRONCHIALTROCHES" D. A peculiarity of Washington is the excellent manner in which the streets are kept. No city on this continent approaches it in this respect perhaps no city, in Europe, not even excepting Paris, excels it. It has 175 miles of paved streets, more than one-third of which is of concrete—asphalt and coal tar thirty miles of gravel, and there inaining seventy miles of stone block, rough stone, macadam and "wood. are excellent for tho relief of Hoarseness or Sore Throat. They are exceedingly effective."—CHRISTIAN WORLD, LONDON, ENG. Tne Best In The World. Dr. J. W. Hamilton of Merrilan, Wis., says, I havo sold Warner's White Wine Tar Syrup for years. It is the best cough medicine in the world and has no equal for asthma. If a cough disturbs your sleep, one dose of Piso's cure will give you a night rest. There was a young man so well bred, That the hair would not stay on his head, But the Carboline oil Put new hair on tho soil, And now with an heiress he's wed. One greasing with Frazer Axle Grease will last two weeks, all others two to three days. Pronounced A Great Kemedy. Dr. Warner:—Dear Sir—In behalf of the White Wine of Tar Syrup, I can say it is a great remedy for weak lungs. I had Pneumonia eight years ago, which left my lungs in bad condition. I used the White Wine of Tar Syrup you sent me, and am greatly benefited. I can rec ommend it as a good medicine. I hojie you will supply our druggists at Cabool, Mr. Gor man, as I would like more of it. Yours truly, REV. JOHN W. BROWN. Dr. Sanford's Liver Invigorator will cure liver diseases where other remedies have failed. Allen's Iron Tonic Bitters purify the Blood. A'l genuine bear the signature of J. P. Allen, Druggist, St. Paul, Minn. .Pure Cod-Liver made from selected livers, on the sea-shore, by COil ASWRLL. HAZARD GEMA & Co., New York. It is absolutely pure and awcot. Patients who hav» one# taken it preter it to all others. Physicians have decided it superior to any of the other oils in market. Chapped Hands, Face. Pimples, and rough Skin cured by using JONIPE* TAB SOAP, CASWXLL.HAZABD made by Co.. New York. Barnes, the Kentucky evangelist, says he has now converted 34,000 people. "Buchu-paib*," Great Kidney and Urinary Cure. $1 "Rough on Corns," for Corns, Warts, Bunions. 15c Wells Health Renewer cure3 Dyspepsia, Impotence THE GREAT PAIN. E S Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago, Backache, Headache, Toothache, •ore Throat, S welll u©», Wpriiln».Brui««e» Burn*. Mealili, Front Ititen, AND ALL OTIIKK IIOIHLY l'AINS A Nil AC1IE8. Boldbj Druggiit* and Dealergererrwhere. Fifty Ceuut botCl*, IMreotioui in 11 l.fuiguagei. THE CHAKI.KS A. VOUEI.EK CO. (luMmon to A VOUKLER A CO Hullliuuie, ltd., (.. 8. A. nrilOinKIO to Soldiers and Heirs.• Send stamp r£IV&IUNA for Circulars. COL. BING I kllWIWIIW HAM, Att'y, Washington, D. G. Hee thousands of casea of tlio vor»t kind and of Ions standing havo boon cnrcfl. iulecil, BO oi.vong la my faith In its efficacy, tliat I will send TWO 1SOTTI.F3 FREE, to gether with a VALUABLE TREATISE TTT7T on thu disnase, to taj sufl'eror. Give Express and 1'. O. addrcfta. Dr.. T. A. SLOCUil, 181 rourl bt., New York Having arranged a fine premium list A1 IJIJI for agents, which assures them of hand some pay, for work done,besides Riving them a chance to secure large X\T \T L11 cash awards, we are anxious to xi.il J. Jji JL/hear from any one, male or female, out of employment. Full partic ulars by mail. A free outfit to any address. Do not delay, but send at once to THE TIMES, TVJ \XT a as it W TUTT'S PILLS TORPID BOWELS, I S O E E I E and MALARIA. From these sources arise three-fonrths ol tbe diseases of the human race. These symptoms indicate their existence: Loai ol App«tlt«, Botvels costive. Sick Head* ache, fullness after eating, aversion to Lppetite, Botvels costive. Sick Head* ichc, fullness after eating, aversion to •zertlon of body or mtna, ISraetatton Of food, Irritability of temper, Lou spirits, A. feeling of having neglected tome duty, Dizziness,Fluttering a't the Heart, lots before tlie eyes, highly eol« ored tJrine, CONSTIPATION? and de mand tbe nse of a remedy that acts directly on the Liver. As aLiver medicine TUTT'S PIULShavo no equal. "Xbclr action on the Kidneys and Skin is also prompt removing all imparities throngh thc3e three "scav* engers of the system,producing &PP4 tito, eotmd digestion, regular stools, a cleai akin and a rigorous bod V. XCXT'S FIIiLiS cause no nausea or griping nor interfere with daily work and aro a perfect ANTIDOTE TO MALARIA. 8oldeTeryw!rei«,a3e. 0£Hoe,44 Murray Bt.,N.Y. TUTT8 HAIR DYE. GRAT HAIR on WHISKEBS changed ii •tantly to a Gixwsr by a single ar plication of this DTE.LACK cold by Dro or sent by express on receipt of SI. Office, 44 Murray Street, New York. TBTTS MANUAL OF USEFUL RECEIPTS FREE. EaMTtoose. A certain care. Not expensive. Three months' treatment in one package.. Good for Cold In the Head, Headache, Dlztinen, Hay Fever, £& fifty cents, By all pruggtots. OT bymslL It T. ssmsmfno, Wm90,T». iSSv1 "See What Cuticura Does for Me!" rNFATSTII.E and Birtli Humors, Milk Crust, JL Stalled Head, Eczemas, and every form oil Itching, Scaly, Pimply, Scrofulous and inherited Diseases of the Blood, Skin, and Scalp, with Loss of Hair, cured by the, CUTICURA REMEDIES. pure and safe. Cuticura the great Skin Cure, 50 cts. Cuticura Soap, an exouisite Skin Beautifier and only Medicinal Baby Soap, 25 cts, and Cuticura Resolvent, the new Blood Purifier, $1, are sold by druggists. Potter Drug and Chemical Co., Boston. JKd"Send for "How to Cure Skin Diseases." Allen's Lung Balsam! A BEMEDY THAT WILL CUBE CONSUMPTION, COUGHS, COLDS, ASTHMA, CROUP, All Diseases of the Throat, Lungs and Pulmonary Organs. HE LUNG BALSAM Has cured Consumption when other remedies and physicians have failed to effect a cure. TContains HE LUNG BALSAM no Opium in any form. THEstrictly LUNG BALSAM Is pure and harmless to the most delicate person. THE LUNG BALSAM Is recommended by Physicians, Ministers and Nurses. THE LUNG BALSAM Iror Croup is a safe and sure Remedy. Mothers, try it. THE LUNG BALSAM Should be used at the first manifestations of a Cold or Cough. THEanLUNG BALSAM As Expectorant has no equal. CAUTION.—Be not deceived. Call for AIjI.I^N'S I.img lialsitu), and take no other. ^©"Directions accompany each bottle. J. N. HARRIS & CO. Limited, Cincinnati, 0. PROPRIETORS. a®-SOLD By ALL MEDICINE DEALE RS^ Any man or woman making less than *40 per week, should try our money making business. Requires notalking sw and pays lesl of any. It will pay you to read our raper-- T1 sampl free 10 those uhoni-an business, txeinsive ter.iwry given. Addriss, wtili 2c. stamp, B. H. Merrill & Co., Chicago. CATAPmH or«-- -vfl Causes no Pain. Gives Relief at The kidneys act as purifiers of the blood, and when their functions are interfered with through weakness, they need toning. They beconich^aith tul'y activu by the use llostetter's Stomach Bitters, when falling short of relief from other sources. This su perb stimulating tonic also prevents and arrests fever and ague, coustiia ti(.ii,1iverrninj]uint, dyspepsia, rheuma tism and other ail ments. Cse it with regularity. For sale by all Druggists and Dealers generally. MAGAZINE RIFLE. 45 Govt, and 40-60 fcata Cartridges. Very Strong. Perfectly Safe. nrnr Drew DTPT in the world for Large lnh DDOl nlrilh Game. Much more ef fective than 44-cu)., which uses small amount ot powder and lend. Superior in accuracy, rapidity, model and iinish, to any other. A A DTI Gallery, Sporting and Target DiLbanU Hides. Send tor Catalogue. Marin Eire AIM Co. New Haren Ct. "THE BEST IS CHEAPEST." IF YOU WANT A SUIT OP CLOTHES THAT IS DURABLE, GENTEEL IN APPEARANCE, OF GOOD QUALITY, STRONGLY MADE AND PER FECT FITTING, ASK YOUR DEALER TO SHOW YOU SOME OF OUR CLOTHING. SEE THAT OUR LABEL IS ON THE COAT. IF HE HAS tfONE FAVOR US WITH YOUR ADDRESS AND WE WILL TELL YOU WHERE TO OBTAIN XT. TUCKER, CAIiDER & CO., UTICA. N. Y. POTASH! Iodide of Potassium is one ot the strongest of the minerals used in medicine, and lias produced much suffering in tlie world. Taken for long time and in law doses, it dries up the gastric, juices, impairs I digestion, the stomach refuses tood. and the patient declines in health and weight. Persons with llloorl or Skin Diseases should be careful how they ik.: these mineral poisons, as in most instance -i the 't of them is to almost permanently impair the consti tution. To take the place of these poisons we oiTer you a safe, sure, prompt and permanent relief fr your troubles. Swift's Specific is entirely a vegeta ble preparation, and it is easy to convince you ol its merit. I have cured permanently Blood Taint in the third generation by the use of Swift's Specific, after 1 had most signally failed with Mercury and Potash. F. A. 'JYxmM. D„ Perry, Ga. A young man requests ni' to thank you for his cure of lifood Poison by the use of your Sieeifio after all other treatment had failed. Jo-i. .TACOB.I, Druggist, Athens, Ga. Our Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed tree to applicants. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Drawer M, Atlanta, Ga. N. T. 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CirdUftCP and testimonials free The Chaapiflfl Chicago, 111* OPTICAL WONDER" A NEW. origin .!, ir.nr.Tn. for projecting and en •rgingptiotivraphs. c^romoi-ipis opaque pictnrcsanil objects. Work.- like manic. .Hi I delights and mjft lies ewrvhrxjy. S4*n«l tor ourfu.l :»ud fn-eilt'w.Tivtivcc.rcncit iilrimAY Mux Vrn. Co.. 1 «TvS. N. Y. Citv. N. i. LIFE LOANS AT 4 PER CENT. Principal need never be paid no long an interevt IK kept up* No security required except for interest, and then only personal. These loans are for poor or men '»f moderate means, in amount* oftlOO. *00 FOK LIFE. Send four cents fur particulaja* W. UaberUt Manager, W. 5ih fcU Cincinnati, O* 5 U.S.STANDARD. JONES ELY'S CHEAMBALM Once. Thorough Treatment will Cure. Not a Liq uid or Snuff. Ap ply with Finger. Give it a Trial. 50 cents at Druggists. HAY-FEVEP 60 cents by mail rejristored. Rend for circular. ELY BROTHERS, Druggists, Owt'go, N. Y. O N WAGON SCALES, Iron Lever*. SteM Bering*. OF BCMS Tare Beam aol Beam Box, $ O O BffiGHAMTG* and JONES he pay# the freight—for fre« Price Ltftt mention th«« paper and addrcw PF PIN6HAMT0N« IST11A I!in ltcxatou HAY FEVER Their cause and cure. Knight's new hook sent free. Address, L. A. KNIGHT, 15 East Third St., CINCINNA Tl, 0, Mention particularly this paper. O BUYERS' GUIDE Tt .. ,1 *IA villrctnm their old tunc ainyieH ifourS pure ortii em Seed id used. "Cattfou free. Condition Powder. Dose, one teaspoonful to each pint of food. It ill n'-o prevent and cure 1 oj |f C? O rt CDA Ilog Cholera, &c. Sold everywhere, or sent by roail for 1IVEaIw VilwIitRflj 25 cents in stamps. Also furnished in large cans, for breeders' use, price $1.00 by mail, $1.20. Circulars sent FBEK. 1. 8. JOHNSON ft CO., Boston, Mass. For Two Generations The good and staunch old stand-by, MEXICAN MUS TANG LINIMENT, has done more tcftassnage pain, relieve suffering, and save the lives of men and beasts than all other liniments put together. Wliyf Because the Mnstang pene trates through skin and flesh to the very bone, driving ont all pain and soreness and morbid secretions, and restor ing the afflicted part to sound and supple healtn. is is- sued March and Sept., each year: 216 pages, 8JxllJ inches, with over 3,300 illustrations—a whole pic ture gallery. Gives whole sale prices direct to consumers on all goods for personal or famiiy use. Tells how t® order, and gives exact cost of every thing you use, eat, drink, wear, or have fun with. These invaluable books con tain information gleaned from the mar kets of the world. We will mail a copy Free to any address upon receipt of the postage—7 cents. Let us hear from you. Respectfully, MONTGOMERY WARD & CO- 887 St 889 Wabash Avenge, Chicago. HL Nerve Tonic, A Positive Rem edy for all forms of Nervous De bi lity. Dyspepsia, Spinal Affections Chorse, S pa thetio Nervous Demi)Keraent of tbe Heart, Liver end Kidne^,and a 11 other Nervous l)i«enses. Price: 1.00 per bottle or 6 for $.)(!0. Sent by ex press on receipt of money. Rend stamp for Circular. AHilress, PR. SPINNEY & CO., lO'-i South Third fit.. Minneapolis, Minn. Also for sale by Druggists. "Too claim too mncli for SAHABI- ?AK NEBVINE," ii taysaskeptic/'How can one medicine be a spcciCc for EpU fcpsy, Dyspepsia, Alcoholism, Opium Bating, Rhenmatism, Spermator* rhic, or Seminal Weakness, and fifty other complaints?" We claim it a specific, sim ply. because the virus of all diseases arises from the blood. Its Xervine, Resolvent, Alterative and taxative propertiesmcctalltheconditions herein flerred to. It's known world wide as tK|EMEX0MME|R|0|R3 1 nAt Viv thfl It quiets and co:nposc3 the patient—not by the introduction of opiates an'l ''.rast:c cathartics, but Ly the restoration of activity to the stomach and nervous system, wlicrcliy the brain'is relieved of mo:ii:i fancies v.hich tre created by the causes above referred to. To Cl3rjr.vmen, l.uvrye". Literary men. Mer chants, Bankers. Lauies end ail those whose sed entary employment c:.::: J. rvou-t prostration, irrogiil.lrils of the blco 1. frtor.::ic!i, bowels or kiJssevsor who rer.:iro a rcrvc appetizer or Ftimulant, SAMAI TA:? ^I:VINE is invaluable. Thonsan(isprocla::n it the most wonderful invig orant that ever fustaincd the sinking system. $1.50. Sold by all Urngrgists. (14} For testimonies ar.! circulfs send staraP-__._ THE 23. S. A. SlCHUOl'D MED. CO., P2QPB8* BT. JOSEPH, MO. Lord, Etondenbursh & Co., A gents, Chicago, Ii ('''.fA'n J. A. SALZ£."VL-a Crosse, Wis. MAKE Hi SOTBROAD-CAST SEED SOWER THE BEST, CHEAPEST and SIMPLEST. Sows all Krains, frra-s reeds, iime, salt, idm, fertill zera—ana everythitr-r retjuiriuK broadcasting any quantity per acre, better and afcter than by any other method. Saves fl-6 by cowing it perfectly even. Sows single or donbl? caet, all o:i either or both sides of wagon. Not affected by wind, as the teed is sot thrown np into the air. Perfectly simple. Beadily of wagon. Not affected by wind, as the thrown up into t!ie air. Perfectly siaipk. attached io any watrcn. LaxtR a life-nine. Cm.be used wherever a wajron can be dri ven. Team walking one mi!e sows four of «hjat. Crop one-fourth larger than when tlalled. Betid stamp lor circulars giving terms ai)i test monial*. Mention this j*per. C. W. DQ'tR. Trcasttrer, RACINE SKEPegMoinest Ion* LANG'S WORTH EPS GKOWH, THOIU MM OUGHLY TESTED, FLOWER VE Li ve BLE AND FIELD. AUO- TREE, BEND NAMES OF VB SEEDS. FRED. N. LANG. N. W. N. U.