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WIDOW APPLEDORE'S KOMAJiCE,
BY ELIZABETH CUMMINGS. "A man that thinks of nothing bat pep' mint oil an' the price of wheat! No! Em ma Jane my life has becnhnmd:am enough without uiy ending it with Deacon Bliss. I shan't have him!" "Well, well, Rosetta, if yon won't, I don't know'e anybody's goiu' ter try at.' make you," chirped plump, rosy Mrs. Phlox, looking up from the stout, blue woolenjsock she was lmitting. "I s'pose the deacon thought he'd a tight to ask you, seeiu' it's a free country. Caleb Appledore was an awful nice man, but BO'S the deacon. Lone wimmen are put on. Job Whittamore neglects your Raid ing, an' just see what work you have with your fires an' keepin' roads broke out." "I'm not going to marry just to have some one to tend the garden and do the chores," said Mrs. Appledore. "I've never fouud fault with them that's aead and Roue, but I know what it is to live with a person who does not care two pins for the things I do, and if ever I do marry again it will be some one who can sympathize with me. I can't nay I swallow all 'Lias liradsluiw says about the marryiu' of souls and affinities, but there is some truth in it you may depend. Besides, I'd like a little romancc in my life before I die." "Romance is all well 'nough." s lid Mrs. Phlox, but you're thirty-nine nest March, ltosetta, an' sech a man as Deacou Bliss don't grow on every bush. Bern' a good provider, an' a splendid farmer, an' a deacon, an' a pillar in the church may not be romantic, but they're good recommends in a man you're thinkin' of xnarrvin'. 1 hope you'll think twice." "I have thought, and I shan't marry the deacon said Mrs. Appledore, decisively "an' if that's being romantic, I'm not ashamed of it." The little widow did not look romantic. Her complexion was a dull white, and her hair was a dull brown. Dull, too, were hex large gray eyes that blinked behind short sighted glasses, but her form, though mea gre and devoid of curve, was not without grace, and she had a clear, sweet soprano voice which, though it was untrained, she oould use with taste and feeling. The Harmonioum. the Dixviile musical association, mane uer tne neaa 01 an their committees, and rolied upon her to sing all the solos. Indeed, without her it oould not have existed. The wheezy melodeon, which was a dozen years old before it became the property of the so ciety, had at last collapsed under the en ergeac finger* of Professor Jaokson Jones, who did the accompanying, and they were trying to bny a piano. They had given concerts and had oyster simpers till Dixviile was tired, when Dr. Ollapod suggested a lecture. It was whis pered that the Doctor had expected the committee to invite him to read ono of his papers on the Semitic tongnes but if he did he was disappointed. They corresponded with many popular lecturers, who all declined to visit Dixviile on the plea of engagements, and the com mittee at last invited a certain Professor St. Clair Smith, about whom they knew noth ing save that he had lectured in the neigh boring villages with acceptance, to address them. The professor had suddenly appear ed in Dixviile mounted on a fine gray horse. The next day he was seen to euter the post office with a green bag on his arm, and the gossips immediately reported that he was wealthy and had come from Boston. He at once accepted the invitation of the Har monicum Committee, and announced that his lecture would be on the "Philosophy of Art." The meetinghouse was hired, and Mrs. Appledore with a select few began practicing some music for the occasion. It was the afternoon before the lecture, and Mrs. Appledore had invited her sister to spend the day with her. Domestic du ties seems to be just what Mrs. Pnlox wan made for. Her husband and sister usually did all her thinking. In return she served them with her hands but the few notions that did creeep into her roond head she clung to pertinaciously. "The worst kind of a fool is a beetle headed one," she said, after a long pause, ""an' putting this an' that together, Rosetta, I think •you're preparing with yonr romancing to be just that kind of a one." "I don't see why sisters can be so un like,"and Mrs. Appledore drummed a harsh accompaniment to her words on the mid dle 0 of her piano. "To be sure, you are the oldest but age need not make one's soul a clod." "It would be well for you to remember that all the advantages are not on your side," aried Mrs. Phlox, rising with digni ty. There are bodies, yes, and dis positions that are clods," and Mrs. Phlox jerked on her calash and went home. The meeting house was full, and the next day the Dixvilie Times declared the lecture to have been a most soulful and eloquent dissertation, but Mrs. Appledore's attention wandered, and she only knew that the entertainment was about to ne con cluded by Dr. Ollapod's sonorous caJl for "moosic." "I am delighted," said Professor St. Clair Smith, bowing low before her as soon as possible after the "moo3ic," "I never heard such a delicious voioe." Mrs. Appledore coughed behind her hand to conceal her flattered embarrassment, and turned a questioning look on Professor Jackson Jones, who stood near. "You always sing splendid," said that gentleman, drawing himself up. "I dare say I put you out. That flute obligato is a deuced hard thing to do. I didn't do my self justice to-night." "You've always dragged,"said Karl Leo pold, who took every opportunity to criti cise the Harmonicum doings. Professor Jackson Jones pulled at his cravat, end Mrs. Appledore's face was fall of resentment. "I never heard anything finer in Boston," said Professor St. Clair Smith, coming to the rescue, "and suppose you know what that implies." The night after the lecture was a very Btormy one, and Mrs. Appledore was slowly twistingher hair in crimping-pins when the door-bell rang. "I could not endure the loneliness of the hotel, dear Mrs. Apple dore," said Professor St. Clair Smith, maling a courtly bjw, "and have come to beg just one song." The professor was, so far as ou'line and colorng go, a handsome man. His head was what is commonly called dome-shaped. His wavy hair and silky beard were a bright yellow red, and his rather large e es were blue. He sat down in a big rocking-chair, and taking a twin on each knee, "I renew my youth in children, he cried, giving them a wineezo. "Do you know the song. 'The old times weie the best when yon and I were young?' "Oh, ysaid the wldovr, nervously turning over her rnusie, "bat I can't say that I feel so very old." "Dear me, what a blunderer I am," cried the professor. "I was thinking of my boy hood. I've always hated being gTown up. A man has so much to fetter his imagina tion. You must have lost your husband in the flush of your youth." "I did," murmured the widow, forget ting that she was thirty-five when the event occurred. "The twins were babes." Song succeeded song till the professor proposed duets, and Mrs. Appledore en joyed the music so much that it was mid night before she knew it. Two months passed away. The profes sor came almost every evening. He had hired a small house a little out of town thathemight be undisturbed, he explained, and a relative had come to keep houso for him. He did not know how long he should remain in Dixviile. He was preparing a book for publication and writing several new lectnres. When his literaiy labors were over ho was going to take a trip some where and rest, though friends of his, in fluential at Washington, were aniious for him to accept a consulship at an important point. Tile widow's neat white cottage Btood by itself on the confines of the village. Dea con Bins'fields of dark green peppermint and nodding wheat stretching along the country for nearly a mile joinod the gar. den. Before her refusal of him, the dca con had been accustomed to drop in for u little visit or to bring a neighborly offering of apples or fresh 'vegetables. But these calls had ceased, and cut off from all her sources of news and pleasure, Mrs. Ap pledore stayed closely at home, prac ticed her music and entertained the profes sor. But one sunshiny afternoon Mrs. Phlox came bustling up the prim graveled wafk. "Rosetta Appledore," she chirped, like an angry blue-jay, as she opened the door, 'though a clod, which there are folks that think differeat, I've come to ask yoflif joq know you're the tovn talk?" & -7.' .' T1t "The town talk?" echoed her astonished "Yes, the town talk," repeated Mrs. Phlox, with wonderrul emphaBis. "Any body would be who had spent two blessed months pliilauderin' with a married man." "Wbo is married?" "Your Professor Smith!" "I don't believe it." "I s'posed you wouldn't, but I've seen his wife," said Mrs. Phlox, with evident satis faction. "Miss Merrills, she 'twas Pearly Ann Truesdale, wouldn't miss a findin' out anything if she had to walk ten miles, an' she called on her an' told me. That night I sez to John, 'John,' sez I, a eister'B a sister, 'specially if she's younger an' a wid der, an' if 1 be a clod I'm goin' to the bot tom of this,' an* 8«z he, 'Emma Jane, I think you'd better,' ail' the ilrst thing he did the next mornin' was to hitch up an' take me over on the mile-strip where that fellow lives in Tony Allerson's cottage. He wasn't in, but she was, an' she was washin'. 'I'm Miss Phlox,'sez I. 'an'I cometooall.' 'Thank yon.' sez she 'I'm Miss Smith,' an' she set oat the only ohair there was in the room for me, an' set herself down on the wash bench. 'Air you Miss St. Clair Smith, the wife nf the professor,' sez I. "A sort of smile twinWed over her month an' she Bez, "Yes, Miss St. Clair Smith, though I didn't know Mr. Smith had adopt ed the St. Clair name. That's my family name.' An' then she went on an' spofce of her husband, an' of how ambitious he is, an' how he feels bis spear in publio life, an' how she is willin' to do am thing to help him. An' then she inquired if I thought she could git sewin' in Dixviile when Bhe was able to do it." Tears of shame and angev gathered in Mrs. Appledore's eyes as her sister speke. "Is Mrs. Smith good looking? Is she an interesting woman?" she asked. "I can't say how interesting she is. She seemed kind of trod on, so to speak. As for looks she ain't any prettier than you'd be if you worked hard an' didn't get enough to eat," said Mrs. Phlox calmly. Mrs. Appledore sobbed aloud. "What do people say about me? What shall I do?" she cried, "They don't say nothin' yet, on'y that you're dreadful foolish," chirped her sis ter, rising and putting on her calash, for it was almost supper time. "I can't say as I know of any thing for you to do except to tell Mr. Smith to stay t'home. 'Taint like ly Deacon Bliss will give you a chance to say yes a secord time." There had been a good deal of pleas ureable excitement in receiving the visits of the Professor. To dress herself in her best mourning, and to sing her favorite sosgs to an appreciative listener had been something to look forward to during the hundrutn work of the day. The thought, however, of what her acquaintances were sa\ing about her embittered her life, and when the professor again called one glanoe at her fice told him she knew all. "Dear Mrs. Appledore," he began, but she checked him. "You had better go home to your wife, Mr. Smith," she said ooldly. Tears, real tears, came into the profes sor's big blue eyeB. "Bat I love you" he cried, "and she haB always been an inou bus upon my soul." "But she's your wife," persisted Mrs. Appledore. "I know it," moaned the Professor, rub bing his brow distractedly. "It eats out my vitals when I think of it. She don't feel as I feel. There's no wings for me as long as I am tied to her. We've no affinity. Mrs. Appledore gazed at him in dull won der. These were almost the words she used to her fister, hut they did net sound pleas antly now. "I love you, Rosetta," went on the little man, approaching her "and I want to ask you just one question: Were I a single man would you marry me?" "I might," admitted the widow smooth ing down a fold in her overskirt with a trembling hand. "Enough!" and the profeBsor flung his arm about her and pressed a rapturous kiss upon her forehead. "Bless you, my darl ing!" and before she could answer him he was gone. The next evening when Mrs. Appledore was taking down her washing from the line she was suddenly clasped from behind by a pair of strong arms. "You will soon be mine," said the voice of the professor. "I've offered my wife $50 to leave me and she has accepted." ccepted!" the widow cried, wrenching herself free. "Yes, and as soon as I can sell my book she shall go. I have lived in sonl isolation long enough. My heart has found its mate." All the men that Mrs. Appledore knew were quaint of speech and somewhat rus tic in manner, but what they considered dnty controlled their lives. "You wretch!" she cried, dashing the clothes-pin basket at him. "Fifty dollars! You ain't worth fifty cents. Go home and never dare spe\k to me again!" "Hear me," he pleaded, catohing hold of her gown. "I can't stay out hero and listen to phil nnderin talk," she answered resolutely, and twitching her dress from his grasp she en tered the house. But the professor's hand was upon the latch. Like most little wo men, the widow was a curious mixture of timidity and courage. She flung the door open. "Don't you dare to come in!" she cried. "I'll throw hot water on yon! I'll— I'll kill you!" Then, slamming the door in his face, she bolted it securely. All the evening the professor paced up and down Mr3. Appledore's back veran da. The next evening he again appeared, and the next, and the widow thor oughly alarmed sent the bravest twin out the front way with a note t® her brother-in law. Mr. Phlox delighted in anything that could bo called proceedings, and in a few minutes he had the deputy sheriff and two constables and went marcLin1? down the principal street with them to the great de light of- all the small boya of the village. It was impossible for the professor to es cape. The officers crept round the house noiselessly. The sheriff collored him, tho constables pinioned his arms, Mr. Phlox grabbed him by the coat-tails and away he was walked to the village locK-up. Mrs. Appledore passed a sleepless night. She imagined the whole town was wide awake and discussing her, and long before daybreak she had resolved to sell her home and Dixviile bank stock and move West. "I've got my comeupance," she groaned. "I've always been romantic and wanted a romance such as I've read about, and I've had one. Oh, dear! Oh, dear!" About 8 o'clock that morning there oame a lively rap at the kitchen door, and un strung by excitement and loss of sleep, she shrieked aloud. "On'y me on'y Deacon BUBS," cried a pleasant voice through the keyhole. Mrs. Appledore slid back the"bolt with trembling fingers. "How thankful I am," she said, holding out her hand "I feel so in need of somebody." 'Twas fortunate I come along jes' as I did, then," said the deacon, taking off his straw hat and slowly rubbing his face with hiB ample bandana. It was a shrewd though benevolent face, framed in waves of iron-gray hair. "I see ye look kinder peaked. The weather has been try in.' I've felt it myself an' ached in my jints the wust way." "It's my soul, Deacon," wailod the wid ow, dropping into a chair ond covering her face ith her apron. "I've always hanker ed after a romance an' I've tad one, and I wish I was dead and laid beside Caleb." "Oh, no ye don't, Miss Appledore," said the deacon in tho caressing tone in which he would address a sobbing child. "This world's a poorty good place, an with a few exceptions folks are poorty good. I oome over to fetch a few of my Bweetins' and to tell ye thet that there offer I made you a spell ago holds pood yet. I rally wish ye'd consider it agin." Mrs. Appledore remained silent behind her apron. "Ef yo'd hev me," repeated the Deaoon, in a low vtlico. "I know I ain't half good 'nuff and thet 1,'m kind uv an old fellow but I've got a comf'able place an' comf'able things in it, an' Ive been sot on ye this long spell, aB ye know. I dare say I was 'tached to Lucy more'n I shall be any body agin. We sort uv Rio wed together like, but so do you and Caleb, an' I'm sure I'll try ter make ye happy, and yer two gals, as sweet as two pinks, '11 be to me yes' like little gals I lost." Mrs. Appledore did not remove her apt on, and after a pause the Deaoon falteringly continued: "I B'poRe 'taint no use ter argy. Folks hez their own idees of such things but any ways I'll stand yer friend." The widow rubbed her eyes and slowly let fall her apron. "Fve always had (he greatest e jteem for you," she said with a little shake in her voioe, "but I never knew how good—how mach I think of yon. I iH i The deacon started up. "Will ye?" Mrs. Appledore had taken refuge in her apron. w Will ye really, Rosetta?" he repeated. The bowed head covered in the blue gingham nodded. "Ye shan't regret it," said the Deaoon, solemnly, and awkwardly laying his bid hand, corsened by labor, on her shoulder. "Lord blesB the little women—in our home. Our home," he Bpoke Boftly, as if to him self. "P'rhaps now," he continued after a minute, "I'd better drop in an' see him, an, in tellin' the news I might mention casual like we're goin' ter be married soon, An' thet nobotly'll trouble anybody that stays t' hum, an' that I'm able to help an eddi cated man to a good place, real neighborly, 'cause by brother Eben, out in Kansas, wants a clerk." Mrs. Appledore said nothing, but the deacon seemed satisfied with her silenoe, for he did just as he had proposed. Pro fessor St. Clair Smith was discharged from jtil, and in three days he and his pale little wife had left Tonv Allerton's cottage on the mile strip to return no more. lu about a fortnight Dr. Ollapod attend ed a quiet wedding. "You've had a ro mance at last, Rosetta. I might better say two of 'em," whispered Mrs. Phlox, as she gave the bride a sisterly kiss. "The ador ation of the professor waB like things in a novel book, bat marryin' a man whose goodness an' farm can't be paralleled in the oounty is a romance that has sense in it, an" I wish yon joy. A GEM OF EMERSON'S Hero is a charmingly chAracteristio bit of Emerson's etching from nature: Ah! well I mind the calendar, Faithlul through a thousand years, Of tho painted race of tlowera. Exact to days, exact to hours, Counted on the spacious dial Yon broidered x. idiae girds. I know the pretty ahuanac Of the punctual coming baok, On their duo days, of the birds. 1 marked them yestermorn, A flock of finches darting Beneath the crystal arch, Piping as they Hew a march Belike the one they used in parting List year from yon oak a larch Dusky sparrows iu a crowd, Diving, darting northward free, Suddenly betook them all, Kvery .uo to his hole in the wall Or to'liis niche in the apple tree. I greet with jov the choral trains. Freeh from palms and Cuba's canes. Boat gems of Nature's cabinet, With dews of tropic morning wet, Beloved of children, bards and Spring, O birds, your perfect virtues bring, Your sougs, yonr forma, your rhythmic fight, Your maimers for the heart's delight, Nestle in hedge, or barn, or roof, Here weave your chamber weather-proof, Forgive our harms, and condscend To man, aa to a lubber friend, And, generous, teach his awkward race Courage and probity and grace. Generalizations. Senator Vest, of Missouri, Judge Harlan, of the United States supreme court, and ex Governor B. Gratez Brown were three wild and led-headed boys who lived near togeth er and attended the Bame school in Frank fort, Kv. One of the entries to the dog Bhow now iH progress in New York City died on Mon day before the show opened. The entry was represented by a vacant cage, lined with maroon-colored satin, skillfully pad ded, and provided with a mat of soft wool. On a card with a wide blnck border was written: "Died April 17, 1882, Please don't touch the satin linings of the box." The south is a land of roses. In Missis sippi a gentleman has growing and in bloom at his house a JLamarque rose-vfne 8(1 feet long. Tho stem is eight inches through in the thickest psut. It was planted 16 or IS years ago. It is twined around a veranda, and its gorgeous clusters of cream-tinted roses are splendid to behold. In one pri vate garden at New Orleaus there are as many as one hundred different kinds of roses all in bloom. A recent graduate of the university of Cambridge, England, gave Dr. Lyman Ab bott as bis estimate of the total expenses of an undergraduate for a full year, including the long vacation, tho sum of SI'200. Dr.' Abbott says the English college student is the "university gentleman." No student smokes in the streets no gentleman stu dent drinks at a bar 3runkennesp is rarejand disgraceful the wine parties that Tom Brown used to attend are going out of fash ion college rows and scrapes are things of the past the r.ncient brawls between town and gown are no more known hazing is unheard of." The Bentiment is that it is worse to be vulgar than to be wicked. The following is taken from a bona fide translation of a German work, "Legends of the Rhine," into English. This beok is published at Mavence for the benefit of English and American tourist". It is hard ly necessary to add that the translator was a German: "The dreamy beautifully situat ed small town was setup on an eminential hill. Here dwelt Hildegaide, but she threw forth no jubilation, for her father was early a widower, and she mourned fnrious ly a too early lost mother. Hildegards loved a far-residing knight and was there fore by the effected with shiov seldivion of her father's gold impetuously cheated." The Russian despot has cut this from an American paper and is showing it around among the oft'ski's and owski's: "For nine years a Sacramento mayor failed to pay the interest on the city debt. A member of hanking firm in this city, taking advantage or the depreciation erased by the failure to pay interest, bought $140,000 of city bonds at eighteen cents on the dollar. The May or, on some pretext, cashed $35,000 of bonds belonging to himself out of th« treasury, and the banker sold his bonds in Germaay at fifty-six cents on the dollar. The net result of failure to pay the interest: $28,000 profit to the mayor, $55,000 profit to tho banker, and an increase of $600,000 city debt." The French, now that they have a repub lic, don't seem to care to keep it going. A cable special says: "All thoughful minds have been disagreeably impressed by the glowing tendency of the electors to neglect to make use of their right of voting. Tho abstention at elections were great er than ever before. At Toulouse not a single vote was rocorded. At Lyons, Marseilles and Rouen barely one-tonth part of the electors registered went to tho polls." Many dressmakers in New York loan money on interest to customers. That's where the skeletons come from. The skeletons are secret books of the house. On one poge of them is entered the actual in debtedness of the customer for dresses. On tho opposite page aro the loans. Every month the books of the business are made up from these skeletons, tne money loaned being charged to the dressmaking account. There is one lady whose spring bill will be over $o,0(W, and lesB than $2,000 is for dresses. There are many men who would not go to tho polls, because they have no acquaint ance with the candidates, and many more stay away because they are acquainted with them. Home men who want to bo good citizens vote for certain candidates on the recommendation of friends, and are aston ished. when they happen to come in con tact with the official their vote bad helped to elect, to find him an insolent or stupid fellow, if not an out-and-out rascal. The voter who knows just how to vote properly in a city is almost a statesman. Grinding the Faces of the Poor. Mr. John F. Slater has given one million for educating negroes in the Southern States. A skeptical Maiden editor hints that this one million dollars WOB not earned by Mr. John F. Slater's right arm, but was accumulated by him as proprietor of cotton factories iu Connecticut and Massachusetts, which havo been notorious for presenting some of tho worst features of long hours, poor pay, and thieving "truck" stores. And this is tho way in which tho aforesaid Maiden Headlight thinks tho case should bo stated. "The cotton operatives of Con necticut and Massachusetts have given one million, dollars to educate the negro, and Mr. Blater gets the credit of it." In Introducing Charles Dudley Warner once at a public dinner, Mark Twain said: "As my fellow-ci iz-in, I respect him but as a neighbor whose turnip patch adjoins mine, I watch him." HOUSE AND FARM. A Few Fuihlun Freaks, There is shown a charming variety in the lively contrasting colors, and this feature is also apparent in the delicate patterns to some extent. Passementeries are used in a variety of styles from tne narrow to the very wide are popular. Crochetted passementerie comes as high aB $30 per yard. The creamy tones are in great demand for evening goods. The "Isabel" yellow has a rather dingy appearanoe. This hue is lib earlly given in beige, pretty, fiue dress material. For summer laoe mits and long gloves will be very fashionable. This fashion of hand covering will give the wearer a fine opportunity to display finger jewelry. Mits of Chantilly laoe are said to be a novelty the colors are black and white. Striped satinettes are presented in large numbers. The ground works are both light and dark as offsets to designs of con trasting e fleets. Fine Batistes and zephyr oloth come in handsome styleB. The embroidery efftcts are liberally given on the skirt. The Spanish lace patterns are dis tinguished for their remarkable beauty in the summer grenadines. Heavy satin stripes, alternating with embossed patterns, are given effectively in grenadines. Never hem a braize or tissue veil with sewing silk take souie of the ravellings of the material, thread a ooarse needle with It and hem the veil. The stitohes will not show at all if small oneB are taken. Dealers say that nine-tenths of theirsales on hosiery are colored stookings. Blaok silk stookings are the most stylish for the street, are also for fnll-dress day and even ing wear with the lightest dresses, and also with white. Terra cotta and rose are the new shades offered this season, and there are Also very dark garnet, cardinal and brighter turkey red, with porolean blue, tan oolor, drab, ecru, seal brown, navy blue, bronze and dark green. Solid colors are preferred for general wear, with very light docking or leaf embroidery up each side. When Worth produces a fanoy costume, says Harper's Bazar, it is a work of art. He not long since copied from Rubens a dress of a Spanish infanta for Madame Munoaskzy. Imagine a gold brooade skirt with satin orevices, a damask train with red and gold broche flowers, satin-lined paniere, a huge velvet rug and a pointed bodice, these last embroidered with pearl, and the whole surmounted with a coronet of pearls. The tout ensemble is said to have beg gared description. System In Honae Cleaning* Was there ever a man who did not shud der when his wife began to talk about "cleaning house?" If there was I have yet to see him. But house-cleaning has begun to lose its terrors for me since my better-half put a little plan of hers into praotice. "You see," she said to me last spring, "I think there is a great deal of unnecessary work made in cleaning house the wayj we have been brought up to. I have been thinking it all over, and I believe I see a better way. What's the use in having every thing topsy-turvey for a whole week? Why not take a room at a time, and finish it before another is attacked? I'm going to try my plan and see how it works." "It seems to me I nave read about some woman who once cleaned house in that way," I said. "Or was it tha the coming woman would do it in this way? If the lat ter, who knows but you are the coming wo man we have read so much about, my dear? At any rate, if you make the house- cleaning period any more bearable than it has been heretofore you deserve the thanks of all mankind. Go ahead and try your plan, and may success attend your efforts." So Better-Half went ahead. But I did not know when she began. Gradually a sense of freshness and clean paint, dawned upoa me. One day I awoke fully to the fact that tho house-cleaning was over. It had all been done under my eyes, but so quietly, that I had not been aware of what was going on. "How did yoa accomplish the miracle?" I asked. "Well, you see," explained my wife, "I took a rojrn at a me, instead of beginning with the whole house. I began up Btairs. We took up the carpets and put them out of doors first of all. Then we cleaned the room. After that we whitewashed. Then wo put the carpets back, and replaced the furniture—and one room was finished. We )ok everything leisurely. It didn't seem necessary to be in a hurry, as it does when all the hoase is wrong end up, and the men are clamoring for a plaoe to Bit down in, unmolested by the raids of the housewife and help. "When we had one room in orJer, we rested for a day, and then began ou another. By woiking in this way, we "did not tire ourselves out as we used to do during the first two days of house-cleaning, making it necessary, often, to suspend operations un til we felt able to go on again. At no time was more than one room in disorder, and at no time were we very much more tired with our work than on ordinary days. In the old way, fvery night was expected to find a woman completely tired ont. By taking a room at a time, the work is not only lightened, confusion avoided and vex ation saved, but it is easy to do the work much more thoroughly as the attention is confined to a small spaoe, and any thing that needs doing will not be likely over looked and neglected. Why, I felt jast as fresh on the last day, when the cellar was oleaned and white washed as a grand wind-up of the house cleaning season, as I did when we began operations. Usually, I am sick for a week after, or if not sick, too tired to do any thing save think of, and dread next year's work of the same kind. My plan has proved a grand succes. I wish you'd tell the readers of the papers about it. Tell them it isn't necessary to wear themselves and their husband's tempers out by at tempting to clean every room in the house at the same time." And I have done as she wished me to. I endorse her ideas on the subjeot, knowing whereof I Bperk. Attractive Conntry Home. This is the proper season for planting ornamental trees, shrubbery, etc., and lay ing out walks, grass plats, gardens, and other accessories Cor making country homes attractive. Much of the dreariness com plained of in country life may be enlivened by such work, and there is always some body in the family who can attend to it, at least to so-re extent. Good walks about the house, garden, barn, etc., are very ser viceable and thankworthy to the women of tho household, saving them much vexation as well as labor, and he must be much of a clown or dolt who can not appreciate the difference between picturesque and beaati ful premises and a condition of things which might possibly be tolerated in a dis tillery feeding lot. Statistics About tlie Unpoetic Cow. From the New Haven Union. Dr. E. H. Jenkins, who lectured on "milk" in North Sheffield Hall last evening, defined a cow as "a wonderful machine." He said that a good cow, weighing from 850 to a 1,000 pounds, will consume from eight and a half to ten tons of fodder per. annum and will produce from two to two and a half tons of milk inthe same period. There are in Conneticut from 116,000 to 118,000 cows. The aggregate value of dairy products in this country is found to be from $400.000, 000 to $600,000,000, giving employment to at least 5,000,000 people. A11 of this will be interesting to infants and consumers of milk punch. Flower Seeds. Nine-tenths of the failures in flower oul tare com4 from improper treatment of seeds and young plants. Another object to be considered is the soil into which flower seeds are to be sown. The soil best adapt ed to flowering plants ifl n light, friable loam, containing a sufficient amount of sand to render it porotiB. A great many va rieties will live in almost any kind of soil, except it be oxtremely drv, or of a stiff, heavy character. Most flowers are better if produced on plants of most vigorous growth, so the greater portion of the garden should bo prepared by deep digging and liberal enriching with well-rotted manure. Do not plant the seeds when the ground is wet. Make the surfaoe aB fiue and smooth as possible. Cover each sort of seed to a depth proportionate to its size—the finest, like portuiaca, not more than one-quarter of an inch deep, those the size of a pin head ono-half inch, and those as big as a pea one inch. Press the soil 4OWB firmly over tho peed, After making the noil as fine as possible with the rake, make it, for the finer seeds, still liner by crumbling the lumps up iu the handB. All flowers raised from seed are usually known as annuals, biennials ot Sower erennials. Annuals are those plants whioh or ripen their seeds or fruits the sea son they are sown, and then perish. Bien nials are these plants that do not generally flower the first yeav, and are only in per fection one season. Perennials continue to flower several years in succession. Half hardy annuals are those that flower and ripen their 4beds in open air, but need the assistance of artificial heat in the earlier stages of their growth. They should be sown in a hotbed, or in pots in a green house, or a sunny window. Keep well shaded, whioh will prevent absorption by the rays of the sun and the necessity of frequent watering, which bikes the soil and does much mischief to seeds of slow growth. Toward the middle of May they will bo xeady for transplanting to borders. Spring Styles In Gloves. From the Boston Transcript. Long Bilk gloves, reaohing above the el bow, and shorter ones meeting hi If-length sleeves, are offered for wear as soon as kid gloves get too warm. The real Lisle thread, of firm, oool linen, however, will bo pre ferred for general use. Both silk and liu eu gloves come in the Saxon style, with wrinkled wrist, and the Jersey which fits the arm as if moulded on it. The ficelle flax grays will be leading shades for day wear, with Turkish red, salmon, light rob in's-egg blue maize, reddish pink, tan, al mond-buff—the prettiest of all the buff shades—and asheB of roses, to match the color of dress. MY LITTLE GIRL. Perhaps you never saw her— Uy little girl! So have no teiidreeae for her, This little girl Nor any sort of feeling You fancy needs conoealiug, Beoanae you know she ie my little girl. WelL then, I'll show her to you— My little girl.! She'd tell you if she knew you, This "little girl," That though she's small of stature, She's out of frocks, and that yon're Not to think she's suoh a very little girl. She likes to have me call her My little girl And feels a full inch taller— This little girl. When, her hand within my arm, I unfold the little palm Aad whisper, "dear, you're little, |but—oh my." She has two great big brown eyes— My little girl And when to "scold" me she tries— This little girl, I laugh, because her eyes sneak To me a language not Qreek— For my little wife she'll be, by and by. Talk About People, A Philadelphia detective assumed the role of a tramp, and by that means obtained the confidence and secured the arrest of a Mol ly Magnire leader whose gang has been committing extensive depredations in Sohuylkill county, Pa. The rascal was ter ribly bewildered when he found that the tramp was a detective. Miss Medora Van Hoffman, of New York, has just married the Marquis of Mores, heir of the Duke of Vallombrosa. She is young and lovely, and wore white cut-velvet. The next personal she gets will be about two years from now, when Ebe comes back to New York with holes in her socks and a hungry baby iu her arms to live with old man Von Hoff Jian, and advise the rest of the girls to fight Bhy of marquises. Tho proceedings at sundry "night clubs" in London have been thrown into unpleas ant relief by the suicide of an officer bear ing a name well known in literature. It seems that he was discovered cheating at cards at the Road Club, ejected from the premises, and found dead in MB bed in the morniug. General Beauregard has about finished his book upon the wnr of secession. The work covers the whole military career. It is not conciliatory in tone. It assumes throughout the fundamental justice of the confederate cause. Gen. George W. Smith has also completed an account of the fall of New Orleans under Mansfield Lovell, to gether with the history of military opera tions on the peninsula. He attacks Jeffer son Davis as severely as some of his prede cssors have done. One account of the St. I Louis elopement says: "The mother kissed her children again and started for the door. Then the little boys began tosob violently, Marie be ing too young to understand the situation Mrs. Dixon turned as Bhe leached the door, looked back ot the children, and said: 'Oh, Mr. Curtis, can't I take Roy along?' 'No, not at all,' waB the answer. Mrs. Dixon tripped ont of the door, took her lover's arm, and the two disappeared." A remarkable escape occurred during the recent hurricane at Cuthbort, Ga. Mr. Ross Wilson and wife rose from their bed as the storm came, tearing down the house and throwing two heavy timbers up and down the bed in the verv places they had been occupying. The babe was unhurt, but there is no doubt of their being killed if they had not been up at the time. The Princess Jeaune Bonaparte, who was married the other day to the Marquis de Villeneuve, looks strikingly like her great uncle Napoleon I. She has the curi ous combination of chestnut Lair and bright black eyes, and if it were not for a certain hoydenish expression she wonld be beautiful. On the day of her marriage the bridal veil softened this expression, and she looked a shy and quiet girl. Her white satin dress was embroidered with orange blossoms, and she wore no jewels. A bad young manjwas'canght up with in New York city the other day. John Hoi land is his name, and he was charged with drunkenness. "You were drunk," the court hurriedly remaikod. "I don't deny it," said the prisoner, "I was, but you must not send me to prison. I'm the only support of a poor invalid mother. She'll starve if I'm locked up." "You lie, you rascal," said o poor old woman standing tip in court. "I'm his mother, judge. Send him to prison if yon want to." The couii sent him to prison for six months'. The Webster Annuity Fund. Beaton Transciipt The principal of the Webster annuity fand, raised by subscription in 1853 for the benefit of Mrs. Carolina LeRov Web ster, widow of Daniel Webster, through the death of Mrs. Webster on the 26 of February last, now reverts to the certificate holders, some twenty-five in number. MoBt of the original contributors are dead, bat some of them and the amounts they contributed are as follows: Nathan Apple ton and William Appleton, $200 each John E. Thayer, John W. Trull, Dudley L. Piokman, Francis C. Lowell, Thomas B. Wales, John C. Gray, William Sturgess, John Bryant, Georgo W. Lyman, Moses Williams and Enoch Train, $1,000 eaoh Nathan Thayer, $1,500. and enough more to make the total of the fund $04,000. The Hospital Life Insurance Company holds the fund, Mrs. Webster having been paid an annuity during her life, and now that Bhe is dead, the full amount of the original contributions will be paid to tho certificate holders at the expiration of sixty days after hex demise, or on the 26 inst. AM Incident of Washington Life* Washington Letter in the Baltimore Sun A few days sinoe a well-known getitle man of this city, called at tho Chinese em basqy and requested of the minister the privilege of bringing two or threo friends to call. The minister was somewhat em harassed at the request, as it was not ex actly in accordance with his ideas of oti quetto, but Oriental politeness forbade a refusal. The next nirrht, to his great diBmay, the enterprising American invaded the mansion with a delegation of thirty odd sight-seers of whom the majority were la dies. It wa9 soon evident that they came to spend the evening. Tho wife of tho minister was up stairs and not mixing in society, according to the Chinese law and custom, and could not make her appearance. The minister, unable to speak a work of English, did the best he could to entertain his unexpected vinitors by tho aid of his in terpreter, set refreshmeuts before them and permitted himself to !u gazod at until ou riosity was satisfied. On departing the vis itors all exclaimed to each other of the lovely time t^ey had, but there ntay be se rious doubts as to ^feether their hoijt oonld say the same. OENEItAL LIEU. Throws Oik Upon ttte Troubled Waters'— Wlwt.tb* Editor of flis Democrat flu to Say. Chicago Times. The name of our tellow-jouraaUat and townsman, Gen. Lieb, stands in the jour nalistic rank of hiroio commanders in "the late unpleasantness," foremost. He is to-day editor and publisher of one of the leading German newspapers of the northwest,—viz., The Chicago Democrat, —the circulation of which embraces not only the various cities of states and territories in our list, but those of several of the Euro pean powers. The number of years through which has extended the existence of The Democrat and other papers, daily and week ly, is conclusive proof of this gentleman's successful career. The wiiter, who of late bald a conversa tion with the general on the enterprising men of the present day, was highly pleas ed to bear him speak as follows: 'Among the enterprising men of the present day," said the general thoughtfully, "and the men who command the most at tention from the publio for the good that they are continually doing, I know of none to be compared to tho firm of A. Yegler & Co., of Baltimore, Md., the proprietors of St. Jacobs Oil,—the Great German Remedy,"-who leave to mankind their greatest boon in that most wonderful rem edy.'' "You speak very highly of St. Jacobs Oil, general," remarked the writor. "Are your words the outgrowth of experience with the gTeat medicine, that you recommend it so high1j "Tlity are, sir," was the answer, I hap pened to know of some good work per formed by St. Jacobs'Oil, and subsequently am able to make the assertions. It is a standard family medicine at my home we keep it there right along, and when there is pain, ache, burn, or other ailment to be driven from our camp, St. Jacobs Oil is brought into requisition, and oo mes off victorious every time. "St. Jaoobs Oil, is the remedy far rheu matism and neuralgia, without any manner or doubt, and people who suffer from these diseases ought to be made acquainted with that fact. Whenever I had occasion to use tne Oil I found it all its proprietors claim for it, and more too. I know of several besides myself who say the aame thing. Let me tell you my dear sir," said the gen eral as he prepared to enter the city build ings. "I like St. JacobB Oil for the enter prise shown by its discoverers I like St. Jacobs Oil for the good it is going to do." After saying which the general, iu that pleasant manner peculiar to him, bade as a courteous adieu, and we took our departure, almost wishing that we had occasion to use it ourselves, so that we might add our mite of praise to the wordB of our distinguished German fellow-citizen, General Lieb. King Kalak iua has completed his $2u0, 000 palace. He finds it a good deal better than having a landlord come around every month to whoop him np for his rent. An effective medicine for kidney diseases, low feverB ana nervous prostration, and well worthy of a trial, is Brown's Iron Bitters. Captain Jno, H. Donovan, U. S. A. (re tired), formerly of the Sixty-ninth New York infantry, died at the Providence hos pital, in Washington, on Sunday last. A GOOD FAMILY REMEDY STRICTLY FORK. Harmless to the Host Delicate. By Its Uithfnl use Consumption has been Cored when other Remedies and Ph elcluuhaTa tailed to effect a care. JEREMIAH WEIGHT, of Marion County, W. Va, writes us that his wife had PULMOXABT CONSUMP TIOV, aad was pronounced INCURABLE by their physician, when the use of Alleu's Lung Baisar ENTIRELY CURED HER. He writes th:it he and his ueiijliburs think it the beat medicine in the world. Da. AlEitEurra, ntist, of Cincinnati, was thought to be in the last ,STAGES WM. A. SOLD BY OP CONSUMFTIOS and was Induced by his friands to try Allen's Lung Baloatn after the formula was shown him. We have his letter that it at once cured Hi ooagli aad that he was abk to resume his practice. GRAHAM fe Co., Wholesale Dmggistn, ZanesTille. Ohio, w:iies us ot the cure of Mathia* Freeman, a well-known citizen, who had been afhietei with BKONOHTTB iu its worst form for twolve years. The B.iisam oured him, as 11 has many others of BLim? RONCHITIS AS ALSO CONSUMPTION, COUGHS, COLDS, ASTHMA, CROUP, AU Dtsea=rs of tlie THROAT, LLNGS ftnd fULMOKAKY ORGANS. O. 8. MARTIN, Druggist at Oakiay. Ky., writes that the ladies think there Is no remedy equal to Lung Balaam for Croup and Whooping'Cough Mothers will find It a safe and snre remedy to give their children.when afflicted with Group. It Is harmless to the most delicate child! It contains no Opium In any form. Recommended by Physicians, Ministers and Nurses. In fact by everybody who has given it good trial. It Never Falls to Bring Relict Call for Allen's Long Balsam, and shnn the ose of all remedies without merit and an established repu tation. As an Expectorant it baa no equal. AIL Wo tile MEDICINE DEALERS. TUTPS PI LI SYMPTOMS OF A TORPID LIVER. Loss of Appetite, Bowels costive, Pain IB the Hesd, with a dull sensation in the back part, Pain under the Bhoulde* blade, fullness after eating, with a disin clination to exertion of body or mind, Irritability of temper, Low spirits, with a feeling of having neglected seme duty, Weariness, Dizziness, Fluttering at the Heart, Dots before the eyes, Yellow Skin, Headache generally over the right eye, Beatlessnees, with fitful dreama, highly oolored Urine, and CONSTIPATION. TUTT'S FI7XS i-.to t'f pocisilr adapted te •neh cases, one dose cfi'ect s Pucha CAV12A1"j and tfrms. We ale change of feeling aa to astonish t!i« sufl'erer. They Inpreaiff tfeo Appetite, arrJ-caus® body 'to Take on F)et»h, thus the system la aonrifttftfocf. and by tlujir Tonlr Action on thft DlffftllTe Orsnni, E^paJ.'ir Stool* arc pro duced. Price 2a cents. 35 Murray St,, N. Te TUTTS HAIR DYE. QBAT IIAIB OR Wiri8KF.ns chanced to a LACK by n single application of this 1VRGLOSBT (Dr. IABObar to pension. Thousand* of i It Im parts a natural color, acts Instantaneously. Bold by Dmgplsta, or sont by eipress on recclpt of IL OFFICE, as MIRK AT ST., VKVV lORI, Tl'lT'N of Tili.ohlf IororracM.in Oitfui EccetyU Kill b« fcutlltd i-RKK PENSIONS Arc paui fu i vt-ry soldier «.t :h«* bte vrur v u *HJ UI W*aj iifiaUicd Ly wouuds or any kind ot disease ui juddct.t oecuf* ring in line of duty. Any wtui.d or loss ot toe, finger, eye, or rupture or varicose vt-ins, chronic diarrhoea, ftllmg baafc of tho measles, lung dt*ea**, heart disease, liver di«.-a»-, or IA tad ANYTIIIXO that i^uscs any disability, vntitle* a soldtar ei (ate war to a pension. Pensions and bounty's collected where discharge papers are lost. A dishonorable dwharfe oners entitled t* as lccttd tor toldieri in rtbel priconi oo thoir htin. New dl§» ohtrgef obtained where lo«t. Pay far horsta loit In the Mr* •ice. 'I he ARRXATt' of penifoni ACT mnde all pentloni ap plied for In time beam ti date ct ditcharge. Widow and children of th« ioUlier entitled to pentiona. Dependent motherland fathers of •oMieri «ntitlcd. F»e« In nit can* only ifii dollnrs by lute law. Have yonr rate Investigated by competent attorney# at Washington, Mho cati give it p«r tonal attcnU'fn. All fyldit-ri war of 111* ni.U their wiilowi entitled to ptnMoua. All #vKlu«rj» of ile*tau war should write us at once, We are also largely enpagtnl to procuring |kaT# a gp^jal de partuu nt dt\otcd to that branch ot cur practice. We take on! PA'l EN 13 in the UN? I F.H STATF.8 and FI'HOPl. on of thf» d^vh'6 btu1 yutir MOORK* a urn me KKJ l-.Ci I'D OASRrt, 1!T FIUNiiMKNTS, etc, and condurt protvi-.tuigi Inthe Court*. Wy procure TUADE-MARKS. ». 0PYU1011 Trt, i OPIEi OF OFFICIAL HFCORD9, and rondcr opinious in relation t© patents and property rights iu iuvonti PATENTS We take on! PA'l EN LS in I flt'Ud 11* W! lt(Pi\ dcriTlLit hMnestead entries, mining and private land cla:ms. and do a general land business We also buy and acll I.AND WAB KANTS. Business connected with any of the Iepartm*t)ts we can attend to on reasonable tcrma. Address N. W.FIT2* GKRALD Jt Co., Pension, Patent, and Laud Attorney*, Bo* WW. Wa»hingtou, D. C. ifTractfomt PrwtolMfot 1'"anu, Saw Mill A Plan. i.it ion Kor prii OB.#tQ, writ* Tn'ii AULTMAU A TAYJ.OK CO. Mansfioia,U U 1 i e U V a ttS w 0 3 ami will, fut oer.u, «un »r*. K*1 color OCCVM vi.I l.vk vf HFTU. irnd A CfRRfCT HO-' 4?** TURF, of' full re Usbamt vt name, tuns', an.l c, tin.-. Utr -l IraUt Lih.uU.t. rfturnr.\ to Ml not M'.ffaM. L. To Consumptives, Header, can yon believe that the oreatox affliote one third of man kind with a disease for whioh there is no remedy Dr. R. V. Pierce's "Golden Medical Discovery" has onred hundreds of cases of consumption, and men are living to-day—healthy, rabnst men—whom physicians pronounced incure able, because one lung was almost ^one. Send two stamps for Dr. Pieroe'6 pamphlet on Consumption and Kindred Affections. AddreHB WORI-I/S LISPENSARY MEDICAL. ASSOCTAON, Buffalo, N. Y. A man of 90 and a woman of 40 were re cently mairied at Jackson, Va. They drove up te the minister's in a carriage, and were wedded while sitting in the vehicle. Dr. Pierce's" Favorite Prescription" is the debilitated woman's best restorative tonic. Young or middle aged men suffering from nervous debility, loss of memory, premature old age, aB the resnlt of bad habits, shonld send three stamps for Part VII of Dime Series pamphlets. Address WARLD'S DIS PENSARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, Buffalo, N. Y. A woman at Athens, Ga., in splitting a lightwood knot found a small gold ring completely imbedded therein. How it came there is a mystery. Observe Habits ot Regularity In eating, drinking, aud retiring, aa a paeans of maiutairiiDg or restoring health. No lean important ia it to correct a growing tendency to irregularity in the habit of body. The func tion of the bowels oannot be eunpended without an accompanying distnrbanceof the liver and stomaoh, and other sympathetic evidences of bodily ill-being. A course of Hostetter'a Stomach BitterB will give an impetus to tlie op erations of these organs, which ia manifested not only in the beneficial effects it produces upon them, hnt also in more regular and ac tive bilious secretion, and the disappearance of Wind on the stomach, and colicky pains. The waste matter thrown oil during the process of digestion is then effectually expelled, aud the system more thoroughly purified by the chau nel devoted to that purpose by nature. Athens is Georgia that system. the only city of its size in does not have a free school "INDIGESTION."—Yon have tried everything for it and found no help. We are no doctors, hnt can offer a preecriptiou that has cured verv many, and it might cure you as well it will cost but a quarter of a doLUr, and can be had at any Drnggiat a. Ask for PERI-.T DAM PATN-KILLEB. A pew in Grace church, New York, with a ground rent of $78 on it, has jast been sold for $3,000. One Remedy for One Dollar—there ia hnt one way to cure baldness, and that is by using Carboline, a deodorized extraot of petroleum, the natural petroleum hair renewer. It will positively do the work and it is the only article that will. On Tnlrty Day's Trial. The Veltaio Belt Oo., Marshall, Mioh., wffl eend their Eleotrio Voltaio Belts aad other Electric appliances en trial fcr thirty days to any person afflicted with Nervous Debility, Lost Vitality, and kindred troubles, guaranteeing complete restoration of vigor and manhood. Address as above without delay. P- S.—No risk is lnourred, as thirty days' tri ll is allowed. A New York clergyman is reported to have received $850 for marriage fees in one week recently. Purify the Blood On the spring of ttio yeai by liking Allen's "Iron Tonic Bitters," the great blood purifier, liver invigorater, appetizer and general pystem rejuventator. It is the best in tne world. Pre pared only by J. P. Allen, druggist, Bt. Paul, Minn. A pure strengthening tonic, free from whis ky and alcohol, cures dyspepsia, and similiar diseases. It has never been equalled. Crown's Iron Bitters. Don't Die iu the House' "Rough on Rats." Clears out rats, mice, roaches, bedbugs, flies, ante, moles, chip munks, gophers. 15c. Soldiers' rejected and abandoned claims suc cessfully prosecuted. Lost discbarges renew ed. Patents procured for invin'iins. George Odium. 35G Jackeon SK S^I'.-nl Mian. The civilized world will b6 ploased to kn w that Dr. Holiday's Blood Purilier is hooruing in Chicago. Bedding's Russia 8alve meets with wonder ful sacoesB iu all cases of skin disease. Try it I— Try the new brand spring Tobacco. UNCLE BAMS NEKYE AND BONE LINIMENT re lieves every ache, pain, brniae or wonnd on manor beast DB. WINCHELL'S TEETHING BTBUP gives mothers rest aEd children htal'.h. It prodncei natural sleep, regulates the bowel?, ernes dya entery, diarrhttt and all diseases common tc them. Sold by Druggists, only 'J 5 cents a bot tle. CKCLE SAM'S HARNESS UNCIJ: SA::'S CONDITION POWDER prevent* disease, pi ritiw the blood, improves the ap petite, gives aeuiooth and glossy ecu! of hail aud keeps the animal iu good condition. It cures Distemper, Congbs, Colds, Fevers and moat of tUe diseases to which Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Hoga mid Poultry are subject, aud should be UEed by every oue owning or having the care of horses or stock. Sold by all Drng gtete. EVEBY HOME should contain Eilert's Extraot of Tar and Wild Cherry. The celebrated rem edy will enrely euro Colde, Coughs, Croup, Catarrh, Consumption and all Bronchial com- i plaints. Common colds neglected, sre the cause of one half the deaths. Ion't wait for sick ness to come, but this day take home a bo tie of Eilert's Extract ot Tar and Wild Cherry, foi It may save the life of a loved oue, when de lay would be death, bold by all Druggist* $200.00 Kewartl, Will be paid for the detection and con viction of any pereon selling or dealing in any bogns, coonterflt or imitation Hop Bit ters, especially Bitters or preparations with the word Frp or Hops in their name or con nected therewith, that is intended to mislead and cheat the public, or for any preparntiou put in any form, pretending to be the same as Hop bitters. The genuine have duster of Oreen Hops (notice this) printed on the white label, and are the purest and best medicine on earth, especially for Kidney, Liver and Nervous Diseases. Beware of alj others, and of all preteuded formulas or re cipes of Hop Bitters published in paper* or for sale, as they are frauds and swindles. Whoever deals in any but the genuine will be proaeoutod. $72 on reasonable doul Inland attend to all kinds ot rases tor before the Ueueial Land OfHoi. pf-rtuining to land warrants, ecrif of all kinds, pre cmption and LANDS jjfc A S25 Every Day k Cau bo easily mado with our Well Augers & Drills pr One man nn«l one hor«o required. We a. ara tho ouly makers of tho Tilttn Well Uorinjr nul RooU-Drillinfj Machine. Wirrrnntcd tho on Fftrlh Many of our customers rnnko from *30 to 040 adm Book WlU Circulars FKKE, Addreus. LOOMIS & NYHAN, TIFflU, OHIO, CATALOGUE! MECHANICS and HAND FACTURF.KH, UTito F. O, TOOL DRAPER St CO., 63 East Third street, Bt Paul, Minn, (or tlieir Dhintrated tor 1883—a book of 131 pages, giving prices «nd (Uusf- --rtoo' 'known to tr.-.dern -•••tiauism i«.,., .1.1,1 drs a.id Kcciiimu-.s will .ue ana Lj cot. responding with tbli leaiilnu house la tool* MS frttlldem' htrflwM*. Band 4 grata 19 «t»m—. A v.-eck, ,-flQ a day at home easily made. U.itat :ri u. AdUicSij Xuui. & Co„ .\i I'or AWek I-.ITI l»e made iu any locality. OV* SuiutsllHii' nitin ly new for an-nm. JS." .ut ln«. O. \V. INUltAUAM H.^t.in, Mr«i. YmT\Vi If y°n w*nt mmeuBmaBKiM On., will keep tin leather soft aud pliable by closing the pores, aud effectually preventing the entrance ol dampness, duet, etc., while at the esiue tim iDcre&tiiDg ite durability. Bold by all H&rues. Maker*. Purify the blood if yon would be free fron: dangerous disease*. Eilert's Daylight .Livei Pills do this by actiug 011 the liver, stomach aud bowels. Tliby are mild aud cfefusiug wili prevent eick headache, eonr s'ouiach, fevers, bisons disorders, dyspepsia, fever and ague. Prioe a 5 cents. Sold by Drnggistn. POWDER Absolutely Pure. 'J'lils powder jjever varies. A marvel of purity, »tr_nsrth and More economical tbay t)ie ordinarv kin.in, aij'l cannot be sold in co.'npetltlo# with the multitude of !ov t'.'Rt, phcrt weight, alum CP phoBphatr-powdcrH. So 11 mits. I'.OYAi. IjAKlNij I'UVVInLR CO., New York. STRONG FACTS/ A great many people are asking what particular troubles BROWN'S IRON BITTERS ISgood for. It will cure Heart Disease, Paral ysis, Dropsy, Kidney Disease, Con sumption, Dyspepsia, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, and all similar diseases. Its wonderful curative power is dimply because it purifies and en riches the blood, thus beginning at the foundation, and by building up tlie system, drives out all disease. A Lady Cured of Rheumatism. Baltimore, Md., May 7, 1680, My health was much snauertdby Rheumatism when 1 coaimer.ceo taking Brown's Iton Bitters, and 1 scarcely had strength enough to at tend to my daily household duties. 1 am now using trie third Lottie and 1 am regaining strength daily, audi cheerfully recommend it to alL 1 cannot say too much in praise of it. Mrs. MARY E. BKASHEAR, 173 Prestman st* Kidney Disease Cured. Oiriatisrif.burg, Va., 1B81. Suffering f-im kidney disease, fiom which 1 could get no relief, I tried Brown's iron titters, which cured i:ie completely. A child of mine, rccoveriiig from scarlet fever, had no appetite itnddid r*ot stem to be able to eat at all. 1 gave him iron Bitten with the happiest results. J. KYLE MONTAGLE. Heart Disease. Vine St., Harrisbufg, Pa. Dec. 1, ib8i. After trying different physician and many remedies for palpitation of the heart without receiving any benefit. I was ad vised to try Brown's Iron lli.ters. 1 have used two bot tles and never fuund anything that rave me so much relief! Mrs. JE.NMIZHL= For the peculiar troubles to which ladies are subject, BROWN'S IF.ON BITTERS is invaluable. Try it. Be sure and get the Gtenuine. LAWN 10 lotrn BUGGIES V ES can f.ositl v-.'.y be cur#i3 •y tus use of Coie's Veteri nary CarlKili-alve.aud quiet than by uty o'.Lcr rtice :y It is the ouiv :re cui -, wounds, Kaila atd aores, aad invariably brftij tlie Lair iu its onziual color. It Is extensively u«ed by t'ue leading hoisemfci and universally aekrorU-dijed 10 be ihe bee! reme dy in fcsistence for gen-rai sUKc- u e. Pound cans, J]: sin::l! caus. oOocLta. SwiJ by ail dru^bta a:nl dealers, or will -e mailed to auv address un receipt of price, by J. \V COLE A- CO S-jie Proprietors," Kin k River Kails, Wli. MOWER? Teleizrst'l.y iui aiiiii in a months, and be certain 0! situation, addreas Yaleutln* Bro*- Janesville, Wis SI'S' OH. STOVES Afirlits wanted. Send 8IT-:":EK "ii V? illNI.S iM.si.ii .* re.-t-ive fret toir CI A NTCAlt MOVEitS K,vyc U.B.Foun dry Co., Chieii- o. E O i F- k .- E O E K K K N I A K K N Ar? STAN'S S A E K A ATT. -K1KCS fp MATrp.I AI.. I ^tti* .w.l. n u 11. ,-MIO!I*I FAY'S BUILDING MANILLA Roeifls, VV'nfla und 'oiuiige. in ttonvof ii»-ter. Samttlea nidUutalOKiioniailedfieo W.H.7AY,0amden.N.J. Ku aograjihy, or Phout-lio Shoitliand. rtataloniie of Troika, with Phoiic.ffraiiliU* alphabet and Illustrations, for beginners, sont un application. A4 dress l)i-un l'itjuian, Clucimiatl. Oiito. KU KOOT HEKK 'J.V IKU'1 5 gallons of a deli clous, ivJ^ili'^nmo. Ky.n-Hini: Temper anco hevci'Ai-'e. Ask your dniLCgint 01 nt by mail for Moc. O. E. HIKES, 48 X. 1-Vla ivo.. riiilada. OPIUM HABIT fcTofphla^ llnMt m.i irc Vcrj 'i r- i jut (III CtW ?.1 17. 10 to ViO intisiinrt* ct r. i cn'T C'fi tn por dat at tome. Bamptot worth 9$ irm $3 IU $6V ADOLM* 8RI!MO» ft ffertllttL MA 9X Is tlie BEi'V msdp. ALT. the I'hicnjic Parks* uae them i-r orll in other, or y.v.i will if. j- •..!•- warranted lu every re: i»vt. For tuie tttvM:--i»---«d«' it retail l»s GKNUKAl, WRSTJ IO At.KNTS. HIRAM SIBLEY & CO.200-206 nar-lolph St.Chicaec I. UV\ ltt\VMts i:i:i»\lltED. We %-1-v .-1 T.-'l Jor tin- I.swn rr Gardeu s. ml for ihuVtr^'ed atai'. Fit Ft:. HIRAM SiSLEY & CO. PICTORIALnaryII.U!lO,THEAlUE:SWORLDTORilUa.v.S..authentic.WANTEDN.SfctC-Srv.fH.ai'.iiF.I'L•AGENTS!•IIESTKlt,HiSTORYoFTiiEPITIHN.aot nation a ., '.'.t iiL-i modem t:m- enu a tdstory ot Un- rise and li.l u£ tke ii:- I.QTiiaw Ltoplres, the middle the crusades, the feudal prstein, the reformation. thedisciAery and settlement oi the New WYr'.J, etc., etc. it contains OTi dne hl»* torical mirrriv-.njrB. and is the most complete History pages a reqil i Hop Bitters Mfg. Go., Rochester, N. Y. ST. F-A-TJX, TIFt-A. UE ILTST. MIKI Wind Mills. FAIRBANKS, MOIiSK & CO., 71 E.TIilnl St. Iron. illiicUsinUlis" A Wn^'ii Milkers" Su|ii»lics. N1COL8 & DEAN, Cor. Thlrrt IUUI Sibley Sis. €fftl WMlt ,n TOnr own to-vm. Term* and S Sevid for siievimn Add o Co., CLii V-*o, til. :vvxi. Pt NotFail eend for Price i s o 32. Free Klros-r upon ap- }iicauuii. Cuiitains de st riptiuns of everything I\ :-onal or Family use, with over l,t)UO illustrations. We sell all goods at wholesale prices in quantities to suit the purchaser. The only institution in America who make this rhiir rr.erial business. Address MONTGOMERY WARD & CO., 88? oni \Vabi"»h AVCBDCS Chicago* III Health is Wealth! UN. K. C. NE'ITE ANII EHAIN TREATMMH: Ml*" Uicfor Hyslwria, Uir.7.tnrBs.0vlivt ukDs,Ner»©ui Headache. Mcut.d tVi»rr?ii.li, Ia.SS of tuory,Sto.n» ator:hu a, ImiHitencj. liivo'.untjiy F.miasu.i.tf, tun- 1.1 caused tiy ovt-r ci-t lieu, It at.use. o» v t- i u u i- n w i u i e a o i n y .- i v a ilriith. Gin- U TIN-E rri «NT IJ-'IW. KAIH bol contains one ta.mth'a treatment. im»« Uol'.ar a In a, oi el* holes foi (Hi doU.rs: sont by »uail i-rt-paid on ceil.tot lncc. We 7U.iraHt-«el5 Ui\" :o .iiie a:. With M-II I'ldtr ci-iveil l.v u- for six li li s. n i® panted with live d^rar". we wiil sum!'hi rnr haa#i our written guarmii.oio return the ntouev if tl.e meut doos not eftect a euro. Ui'.aiantr** i*aned b) I.AM HI K Jt (X)., IruggUta. 'third atrect. corner Wab» aha. St. Paul. Minn. Order* bj mail wU rec«lva promct attention. A N U N I O S S AT LESS Itr.t work In 1 Mr I*. K. fop tbp Bnn. ENTFtmUSK CARRIACF. CO., tlol ylitTrn. FUEK. TEC-AJlSr COST 1 Sixteen Uniform*, very ityli&h, aud as rood aa now, only in use a few times. Also, two DrOi Majors' OutQta aro placed with ua tor aaia at a tacriflcot Witt* for descriptions. v DYER & HOWARD, St. Part!. PARSONS' ITERATIVE PILLS £*45 BlvV'J, »nd will comtlptMr change tha bMod in thA entire In V.wc*i months. An? i-wn who wiQ take on# viU each slight from one to twelve week® may l* rontcuM to sound health, if such a thing bt poPRtbla. Soul everywhere, or pent by mill for let *-v itruiiy*. 1 10a k Co., Bo»toa. Mats., tor ruoKt'iiiNE No pay till cnro.1. Too years cstaVlielKHi llOCO cured. Stnte ca«r or. M5- eft. l'n T*QT- AH.-*h. n No i» When writing to aav.rtisteie yon will coitftf ft f*Tor by m«ntiouiug the name of ttiia paper. I & Jjfe.