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A SKATING SONG.
Skate, skate, skate, Early aad late, While the ice is sparkling and strong; And the air is gay. In its winter array, As in summer with flower and song; With the laugh, and the shout, An I the dazzling quick rout, And the musical click of the skate. Skate, skate, skate, Keep your knees straight. And your arms from a windmill sprawl; For the "outer roll," And the firm "cross ro'.l" Strike out, with no fear of a fall; With the head quite upright. And with grace and delight, And the rhythmical glide of the state. Skate, skate, skate, The "figure eight," And the '-figure three" in both ways; And the "double three," Back and forward free, And "loop" in its serpentine maze; With the laugh and the shout. And the dazzling quick rout. And the musical click of the skate. Laura Sanford, in Independent. WIXXIE'S FORTUNE, The handsome dining room in the May berry mansion was all a-glitter with floods cf gaslight and the genial glow of the fire for Mr. Josiah Mayberry was a very "queer man," according to his wife's opinion, and this fancy of his to have nasty, ashy fires all over the splendid manioQ before the weather became cold enough wasone of his "eccentric freaks," Mrs. Mayberry called it, with a curl of her lip, a toss of the head and a smile, almost of contempt, directed nt the hale, honest-faced old gentleman who had married her for her pretty face ten years ago, when he was an immensely rich widower, with his handsome half-grown son for a not undesirable encumbrance. They were sitting around the hand some table. linin tVciracvcu o'clock dinner, with the solemn butler and his subordinate in silent, obsequious atten tion these three Mayberrys, father, son and the haughty, well dressed lady who was wearing a decided frown of dis pleasure on her face a frown she had barely power to restrain from degenerat ing into a verbal expression of anger while the servants were in waiting, and which, as the door finally closed -nthelri, leaving jholiiUe pnrty alone, burst fortn impetuously: "I declare, Mr. Mayberry, it is Ttoo bad ! I have gone over the list of invita tions you have made, and to think there is not one no, not one of our sot among them, and such a horrid lot of people as you have named I" Mr. Mayberry sipped his wine content edly. 'I told you, didn't I, Marguerite, that it was my intention to give an old-fashioned dinner? And by that I meant, and mean, to whom it wili, indeed, be cause for thankfulness. As to making a grand fuss, and seeing around our table only the people to whom a luxurious dinner is an every-day occurrence I shall not do it. And as to the guests on my list being 'horrid' and 'common,' you are mistaken, my dear. None of them have a worse failing than poverty. There is not a 'common,' u'gar person among the ten names on that paper. " Mr. Mayberry's good old face lighted up warmly as he spoke, and trnest Mayberry's handsome face reflected the satisfaction and pride he felt in his father's views. Mrs. Mayberry flushed, but said noth ing. She knew from experience that, kind and indulgent as her husband was, there were times when ho suffered no appeal from his decision. And ' this was one those times. "We will have dinner ordered for 13 o'clock, as it used to be when I was a boy. . We will have roast turkey with cranberry sauce, and masheS potatoes and turnips, boiled onions and celery, and all on the tab!e at once. For des sert, pie and cheese and nothing more. Marguerite, shall I give the order to Lorton, or will you attend to it?" Mrs. Mayberry twisted her diamond rings almost roughly. "Oh, don't ask me to give such an in sane order to hint. I have no wish to appear as a laughing stock before my servants, Mr. Mayberry. It will be as severe a strain on my endurance as I am capable of to le forced to sit at a table with such people as tne Ilurds and the Masons, and that Thyrzra Green and her lame brother, and that little old Wil mington and his granddaughter, and" Mr. Mayberry interrupted her gently: "Old Mr. Wilmington was a friend of mine long before he went to India. Since he came home with his son's infant daughter and lived in such obscurity comfortable, although plain, for Winnie earns enough as daily governess to sup port them both cheaply I regard him as more worthy than ever. Ernest, my boy, I shall call upon you to help entertain our guests, and especially at table, for I shall have no servants about to scare them out of their appetites." And Mr. Mayberry dismissed the sub ject by arising from the table. "Would Hike to go ? Oh, grandpa, I should! Will we go, do you think ?" The little, wizened old man looked fondly at her over his steel-rimmed glasses. " So you'd like to accept Mr. May berry's invitation to dinner, eh, Winnie I You wouldn't be ashamed of your old fashioned grandfather, eh, among the fine folk of the family ? Remarkably fine folk, I hear, for all I can remember when Joe was a boy together with my self. Fine folk, Winnie, and you think we'd better go ?'' "I woula like to go, grandpa. I don't have any recreat ions I don't want many, for I think contented honest labor is the grandest thing in the world, and tne btst discipline but, somehow, I can't tell why, but I do want to go. I -1 tan wear my black cashmere, and you'll be so proud of me." "Proud of you, indeed, my child, no matter what you wear. Yes, we'll go." And thus it happened that among the ten guests that sat down at Josiih May berry's hospitable, overflowing board, that cold, blue-skied dav, Winnie Wil mington and the little 'old man were two- and two to whom Ernest May berry paid more devoted attention than even his father had asked and expected. Of course it was a grand success all ex cepting the cold hauteur on Mrs. May berry's aristocratic face, and that was a failure, because no one took the least notice of it. so much more powerful were the influences of Mr. Mayberry's and Ernest's courteous, gentlemanly at tentions. "I only hope you are satisfied," Mrs. Josiah said, with what was meant to be withering sarcasm, after the last guest had gone, and she stood a moment before the fire; "I only hope you are satisfied particularly with the attention Ernest paid to that young woman very mi necessary attention, indeed." Mr. Mayberry nibbed his hands to gether briskly. "Satisfied Yes, ihankful to Cod I had in my power to make them forget their poverty, if for only a little hour. Did you see little Jimmy Hurd's eyes glisten when Ernest gave him the second triangle of pie? Bless the youngsters' hearts," they won't want anything to cat for a week." ''I was speaking of the young woman who" Mrs. Mayljerry was, icily severe, but her husband cut it short. "So you were pretty little thing as ever I saw. A ladylike, graceful little girl, with eyes beautiful enough to ex cuse the boy for admiring her." 'The boy. You see;n to have forgot ten your son is twenty-three old enough to fall in love with-and marry even a poor, unknown girl you were quitequix otic enough to invite to your table." "Twenty three? So he is. And if he wants tonmrry a 1-pggar, and she is a good girl : w hy not A little gasp of horror and dismny was the only answer of which Mrs. May berry Was capable. "O rand pal" v Winnie's voice was so low that Mr. Wilmington only just.hcard it, and when he looked up he saw the girl's crimson oneeks ana her lovely drooping lace. "Yes, Winnie. You want to tell me something r She went up behind him and leaned her hot cheek caressingly against his, her sweet, low voice whispering her answer: "Grandpa, I want to tell you some thing. I Mr. May we Ernest has asked he wants me to oh, grandpa, can't vou tell what it is?" He felt her cheek grow hotter against his. He reached up his hand and caressed the other one. "Yes, I can tell, dear. Ernest has shown his uncommon good sense by wantinjr you for his wife. So this is what come of that dinner, eh, Winnie?" "And may I tell him vou are willing, perfectly willinar, jn-andpa? Because 1 do love him. vou know." "And you're sure it isn't his money you are after, eur She did not take umbrage at the sharp question. "I am at least sure it is not my money he is after, grandpa," she returned, laughing and patting his cheek. "Ves, you are at least sure of that; there, I hear the young man coming himself. Shall I go, Winnie?" It was the "young man himself." Ernest Mayberry, with a shadow of deep trouble and distress on his face as he came straight up to Winnie and took her hand, then turned to the old gentle man. "Until an hour ago I thought this would be the proudest, happiest hour of my life, sir, for I should have asked you to give me Winnie for my wife. Instead, I must be content to tell you how dearly I love her, and how patiently and hard I will work for her to give her the home which she deserves because, Mr. Wil mington, this morning the house of May berry & Thurston failed and both families are beggars." His handsome face was pale, but his eyes were bright with a determination and braveness nothing could daunt. Winnie smiled back upon him, her own cheeks paling. "Never mind, Ernest, on my account. T win vjiit, trtO." - - Old Mr. Wilmington's eyes were al most shut behind the heavy, frowning foreheard, and a quizzical look was on his shrewd old face as he listened. "Gone up, eh? Well, that's too bad. You stay here and tell Winnie I am iust as willing she shall be vour -wifejwWrr you want her, as ifnaiWag-Tiad hap pened," bepttu-f ncueve you can earn itread find butter for both of you, and my Winnie is a contented little girl. I'll hobble up to the oflice and see your fa ther; he and I were boys together; a word of sympathy won't come amiss from me." And off he strode, leaving the lovers alone, getting over the distance in a re markable time, and presenting his wrinkled, weather-beaten old face in Mayberry & Thurston's private office, where Mr. Mayberry sat alone, with rigid face and keen, troubled eyes that never theless lighted at the sight of his old friend. "I'm glad to see you, Wilmington. Sit down. The sight of a man who has not come to reproach me is a comfort." But Mr. ummgton did not sit down. He crossed the room to the table at which Mr. Mayberry sat among a hope less array of papers. "Ihere is no use wasting words, Mav- berry, at a time like this. Did you know your son has asked my Winnie to marry him?" Mr. Mayberry s face lighted a second. then the gloom returned "If my son had a fortune at his com mand, as I thought he had yesterday at this time, I would say, 'God speed you in your wooing of Winnie Wilmington. As it is for the girl's sake, I disprove." "bo you naven t a dollar over and above, eh, Mayberry?" "There will be nothing less than nothing. I don't know that I really care so much for myself, but Ernest it is a terrible thing to happen to him at the very beginning of his career." Mr. W umington smiled gleefully. "Good. Neither do I care for myself, but for Winnie, my little AVinnie. I tell you what, Mayberry; perhaps you will wonder if 1 am crazy, but 1 11 agree to settle a quarter of a million on Winnie the day she marries your boy. And I'll lend you as much more if it'll be any use, and I'll start the boy for himself, if you say so. Eh i" Mr. Mayberry looked at him in speech less bewilderment. Wilmington went on: "I made a fortune out in India, and it's safe and sound in hard cash in good hands a couple of millions. I deter mined to bring my girl up to depend on herself, and to learn the value of money before she had the handing of her for tune. She has no idea she's an heiress my heiress. Sounds like a story out of a book, eh, May berry? Well, will you shake hands on it and call it a bargain?" Mr. Mayberry took the little dried-up hand almost reverentially, his voice hoarse and thick with emotion. "Wilmington, God will reward you for this. May He, a thousandfold!" Wilmington winked away a suspicious moisture on his eyelashes. "You see it all comes of that dinner, old fellow. You acted like a charitable gentleman, and between us we'll make the boy and Winnie as happy as they de serve, eh?" And even Mrs. Mayberry admits that it was a good thing that her husband gave that dinner, and when she expects to see Mrs, Ernest Mayberry an honored guest at her board she candidly feels that she owes every atom of her splendor and luxury to the violet-eyed, charming girl who wears her own honors with such sweet grace. The Shah's Great Wealth. What he terms his museum is a curious place. It contains a profusion of costly articles and objects of art such as exist nowhere else at the present day, it being the opinion of well-informed Europeans, who have viewed these treasures, that their money value is perhaps twenty-fold that of the contents of the so-called green vaults at Dresden. It is impossible to give exact figures, for they could only be obtained after a long and minute inspec tion and valuation by experts; but roughly estimated, it is probable that there is more than $100,000,000 worth of jewelry, precious stones, coined and un coined gold, tostly o'ljits de rertu, fine porcelain and glassware, old weapons and armor, tableware and ornaments of exquisite Persian and Hindu workman ship, etc. The so called peacock throne (a part of the plunder Jfadia Shah car ried off from Delhi MO years ago) is alone valued at many millions, even after a number of the large, rough and uncut jewels have been broken out ami stolen. It is an incongruous place.this inn-dim. There vou will see Vases of agate or gold and lapis lazuli.said to be worthjiiillions; and alongside of them empty perfume bottles of European make, with gaudy labels, that can be had at wholesale for about five cents apiece. You will see priceless mosaics and exquisitely painted cups and cans and vases, which were presented by some European potentate; and side by side with them you will notice horrible daubs, veritable 10-cent chromos, picked up the Lord knows how and where. You will perceive glass cases filled with huge heaps of rubies, diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, turquoises, garnets, topazes, beryls, of all sizes and kinds, cut and uncut; and check by jowl with these your eyes wrl see cheap music boxes, Jew's harps and squeaky hand organs. The Shah must also be in a condition to " bull " the market on pearls,for here is, for instance, a big glass case, twenty four inches long by eighteen inches wide and high, that is more than haif filled with beautiful pearls (mostly from the Persian Gulf fisheries) of all sizes and degrees of loveliness. In a separate long case the orders and decorations of the Shah, coming from nearly every country in the world, arc kept on exhibition: but the crown jewels are in a litt'e box that is always looked and for which the Shah himself forever, waking or sleeping, carries the keys. The contents of this box and of the several vaults where he keeps his piles on piles of brigat, shining, un used money, he never allows others to view, although the museum may be visited once a year by the European diplomatists and the friends that they vouch for. ComojicHiton, A LAND OF FESTIVITIES. MERRY-MAKING IN SIAM, HOME OF THE WHITE ELEPHANT. Celebrating the Religious New Yeat in March Superstitions and Cu rious Customs of the People. The Siamese, the people of that won drous country of perpetual summer the land of the lotus and the white elephant are pre-eminently a race of holiday keepers, says the New York Com mercial A deer! iter. And, not content with innumerable religious and civic festivals throughout the year, they must have, not one, but two New Year's-days one the begin ning of the civil, the other the begin ning of the religious year, each of which is celebrated with great pomp and with a total surrender of business for pleasure for a period of from four to eight days. They have two eras, the religious and the civil, the latter dating from the ascension to the throne of a renowned monarch, named Somdetch Para Kooang, exactly 1,244 years ago. They also have two cycles, one within the other, the greater being twelve years in duration and the lesser ten. Each year in each cycle has its own specific name, such as the year of the Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Great Dragon, Lesser Dregou, Horse, Goat, Monkev, Cock, Dog and Hog. The Siamese "Choola Sakarat," or re ligious New Year, generally falls on the day after the first full moon in the month of March. The Bramin astrologer, whose sole duty it is to point out the aspect of the sun, moon and stars, heralds the ap proaching full moon by setting in motion all the multitudinous gongs and temple bells in the city far and near. The peo ple who are always ready, waiting for this signal, have generally finished their business for the year; debts have been paid off, accounts closed, merchandise disposed of, and all actual traffic of buy ing and selling suspended three days previous to the expected event. The an nouncement made by the many-tongued instruments is received by the vast popu lation that inhabits the valley watered by the beautiful Menam river with fear and trembling, for they firmly believe that this is the witching" hour when the very atmosphere of the world is alive with gods, demons genii and hobgob lins. aoU-forthwith the anxious and su perstitious people hasten to frustrate their evil designs. They bind unspun cotton thread, consecrated by the priest, rouud their doors and windows, as the sacred thread is supposed to prove an effectual barrier in keeping out the malicious spirits. This done they place by the doors of their houses and huts a platter containing a pig's head and a bottle of arrack, as a conciliatory repast for the wondering ghosts that may de sire to regale themselves during the night; after which the whole city, like the snail, draws in its horns and no con sideration will tempt a mortal soul to venture out of it until sunrise the next morning. At sunset every family offers to his own household genii an oblation of candles, perfumed taper3 and roasted rice. As for the royal palace, 7,000 balls of unspun cotton, of seven fibres, conse crated by twenty-seven priests, are reeled round and round the walls, and from sunset until dawn a terrific and continuous cannonading is heard from all the forts of the city to rout the evil spirits that infest the departing year. But, once this dreadful night is passed, the terror-stricken inhabitants, with a long-drawn sigh of relief, prepare to welcome the new year. Dre-sed in many-colored silks, they repair first to the temples to offer praise and thanks giving for their deliverance and to make handsome gifts to the priests, and not until they have propitiated Buddha and Buddha's earthly representatives do they think of their own merrymaking. Now the holiday is begun, and for days every one surrenders himself or herself to dancing, singing, frequenting the theatre and other public places of amusements, and to every conceivable kind of out-of-door sports. Boat racing is a favorite amusement at all times, and at the New Year festivities the great races of the year are won and lost. Their racing boats are long, light canoes, and manned by from fifty to 100 paddles, they fly through the water with incredi ble speed. By night the river, upon and in which the majority of the inhabit ants of the capital spend the greater part of their time, is one mass of fire. The pyrotechnic display on the Menam river at the Siamese New Year's festivities is probably unequaled the world over. Snakes, dragons, fish of all kinds, birds and beasts and all animate creatures are manufactured by this clever people, and go whizziug through the water, leaving only a trail of light behind, while the set pieces upon the banks represent the taking and burning of the cities of their enemies, and the glorification of their sovereign and their Buddha. All Siamese birthdays are celebrated at New Years, and at this time the cu rious custom of "hair cutting" is ob served. When a boy reaches the age of eleven or fifteen, and a girl that of nine or thirteen, they are considered no !ongcr children. Up to this time a tuft of hair is allowed to grow just above the fore head, and is always dressed with great care. It is twisted into a graceful knot and held together with a long gold or jeweled pin. At the base of this knot is worn a wreath of fragrant white flow ers. The ceremonies of hair cutting often last five or six days. It is the "coming out party" of the boy or girl, and there after they are not permitted to mingle with the other sex as children, but are considered to have arrived at a marriage able age. At the tiir.e of the hair cutting of the youngest daughter of the late king, the entire country assembled at the capital to witness the service?. Plays and pan tomimes, operas and balls were given the people for a week; the country was in a state of excessive exhilaration. On the last day a procession of Siamese, Malays, Chinese, Peguans, Burmese, Laos, Kareus and Japanese tiled past the king and his lovely daughter, seated upon a throne of gold. Groups of pretty women danced at the foot of the throne with small silver trees in their hands the symbol of maiden purity. Soft music issued from unseen bands,and intoxicating per fumes were wafted from real and artifi cial banks of flowers. The air was charged with greetings to the happy maid that was that day the recipient of no less than thirty-five oti"ers of marriage from neighboring princes. The hair cutting was done in the king's chapel by the family priest, after which the little lady was bathed in holy water and "clad in more gorgeous rai ment than ever before," proclaimed a woman." Many other rites and ceremonies are observed New Years, such as the both ing of the priests by the king and the bathing of his in ijesty by the princes of the minor principalities, the offering of special obligations to Buddha by the king for the welfare of his people dur ing the new year, and the building of new temples to his honor. Whatever can be done to propitiate their deity is at tempted, and every pleasure of which the people can conceive is indulged in by them during this the greatest festival of the year. The Orisln or "John Hull." The name John Bull, as applied to the English people, is first found in Aibuth not's ludicrous "History of Europe," a book sometimes erroneously ascribed to Dean Swift. In this satin; Arbuthnot calls the French Lewis Baboon nnd the Dutch Nicholas Frog. "John Bull," a comedy, by George Coleman, the younger, was pel formed in ISO.-). The John Hull, a Tory newspaper, supported by Theodore Hook, was first published in 1820. Liberty's Black Eye. The distinguishing point in one of the counterfeit hundred dollar bank bills floating about the country is a black eye worn by the Goddess of Libcity. Evi dently the counterfeiters had a grim sense of humor when making that plate. They reasoned, probably, that a country of liberty should promote liberty of ac tion in making money. Hence the black eye given to Liberty's Goddess. New York Tribune. A natural will ploughed up is the best soil for producing luxuriant crops. FARJI AND GARDEN. Savor in Dairy Salting. A Wisconsin dairyman lately told me he milked seventeen cows the past sea son and early in the summer ran out of salt, and having read in an agricultural paper that cows do just as well without salt he neglected to get another barrel. The drouth came, the milk-flow dropped to about 200 pounds a day, which gave no profit, nor did it increase after the pastures were freshened by rains. He bought a carload of millstuff and began feeding, but still received only 220 pounds of milk a day, and several of the cows would hold up their milk once or twice a week. Then he began to salt regularly every day, and the cows im proved at once and the increase was steady until on the same feed they were producing :)70 pounds of milk a day, and, instead of being kept at a loss, yielded a fair profit. The farmer needs to be wideawake and careful. A well-balanced ration fed at regular hours and in regular quantities, with attention to water, salt, bedding, and all the points which go to make the animals comforta ble, will save money, particularly in a season when feed is high-priced. I never found a work hand to whom I could afford to trust the winter feeding of my stock. Wa'do F. Brown, in 'Tri bune. Horses' Feet. There is too much neglect of the feet of horses. When they arc unshod, the feet will generally take care of them selves and keep from getting foul ; but, when they are shod, they must be fre quently cleaned out. or "the earth and manure will pack so tightly inside of the shoes that the bottom of the feet will get sore, and about the frog inflammation will set in, and the result will be a disease known as thrush. This may be cured by washing the creases along the frog with a dilution of carbolic acid, or with brine and then packing dry salt in the spaces. The packing of the earth will often make a horse lame, and it is sure to do so if a gravel or small stone is pressed into the sole of t lie foot, and kept there. Some times the gravel will force its way through the sole and only come out at the top of the foot. When this is the case the horse is very lame and it takes a mouth or two for it to get over the pain ful trouble. The feet of a horse should always be cleaned out after a drive in the mud, and when they are pae' ed with snow. The bottom of the foot and the frog should be let alone both by owner and blacksmith, and not be cut down. A horse wants all its frog to reduce the jar of travel and to protect the bottom of the hoof. It will wear away as fast as it is necessary. The feet of horses are cut down too much, and many a good one is ruined by fancy shoeing. --Our Ocm tri Home. Grass Farming. There are so many desirable qualities in the ideal meadow or pasture, says the Form and JL.me, that no single grass has been found that will fully satisfy the progressive farmer. In some of the older shires in England, as many as two or three dozen different varieties of grasses are in use on one farm. And a propor tionate admixture of seeds of valuable grasses is done with great intelligence. In the older parts of this country it is al ready admitted that grasses which ripen early and late, with others that mature between, are requisite.f or pasturage; and, as more and more experiments are made in this direction it is found profitable to have a wider variety of grasses for mow ing than was formerly thought necessary. Not only does the quality of the feed im prove by a variety, but droughts are oftentimes overcome, and seasons for cutting made later, earlier, or both, so that two crops can be harvested where but one was obtained under the old method of seeding. The 1880 bulletin of the Iowa Horticultural College remarks that farmers of the State would do well to experiment with a greater variety of grasses, as theie are many valuable kinds not now in cultiva tion which could be raised to advantage, and names the following mixture: Red clover and orchard grass, 50 pounds of the latter to 15 of the former; tall meadow oat grass and red clover, 50 pounds and 15 respectively. This admixture is found to blossom the last of May, andawhen mown early in June the clover stood 20 inches high and the oat grass 5 feet. About 75 per cent, of this hay was red clover, 15 per cent, tall oat grass, and 10 per cent, orchard grass which had crept in. Being on an exceedingly rich piece of ground, it was estimated to produce at the rate of 12J tons per acre of dry hay. Besides this, second and third crops of 26 and 11 inches were produced, and t lie grasses showed in every way the adaptability to each other for meadows. Tall meadow oat grass and timothy, 10 pounds each, and 20 pounds of orchard grass, was found to be a poor mixtuie, on account of the difference in the time of ripening, and this was true of a variety of mixture which did not seem to be adapted to each other. This mis take of putting such grasses as timothy, which blossoms and matures late, with orchard and other early ripening grasses was very apparent. Curing Meat. The season of the year in which meats may be cured on the farms with best success is from December 15th to February 13th, the interval bet ween these dates affording two indispenable con ditions, viz., cool weather and im munity from insects and pests. Poik must be cut to suit the demands of the different markets in which it is to be sold, but never lose sight ol the fact that it ought to be in such form as will pack snugly. Remember too, the im portance of having the meat thoroughly relieved of animal heat previous to pack ing down. The two processes, salting with and without brine, are both popular and effective when carefully performed. When it is desired to use brine the meat may be packed in layers. F. D. Coburn, excellent authority, advises salt at the rate of 8 pounds to each 100 pounds of pork. Sprinkle the salt evenly over and around each layer until the cask is full; then clear rain water or other pure water is poured in until all the interstices are filled. Many prefer to to prepare the brine by adding to the salt some sugar, saltpetre, etc., dissolving them in water and pouring the pickle over the meat. A recipe recom mended by Coburn is as follows: For 100 pounds of pork, 4 ounces salt petre, :$ pints common molasses or 2 pounds brown sugar, and 7 pounds salt. When dissolved, pour over the meat. Some boil the pickle, skim it of im purities, let it get entirely i old and then pour it over the meat. In any case, be sure the 'meat is always covered with the brine. The length of time hams and shoulders should be kept in pickle depends on their thickness from one to two months. For curing the above without 1 irine the arutioritp quoted from suggests the fol lowing recipe: 12 pounds fine salt, 2 quarts molasses, 1 pound saltpetre, well mixed, for t50 pounds of meat. Rub hams and shoulders thoroughly with the mixture, and lay out singly oil a plat form in a cool, dry place. At the end of the first and second week rub them again as at first, and then expose to con tinuous smoke for ten days. A simpler plan, in which any portion or all of a lion's carcass can be cured, is to put a layer of half an inch or so of salt on a platform or the bottom of a box or cask, then a layer of meat, cn this a a layer of salt, and so on until all is packed and the top well covered with salt. All kinds of cured meat should be kept in a dry, dark, cool place. New York World.- Farm and Garden Notes, The modern idea of winter dairying advances in favor. White Minorca poultry is attracting much attention of late. Lice are a great annoyance to calves, and will keep them poor. Keej) seed potatoes in a dry, cool place and prevent sprouting. Cutting fodder is a saving of one third, according to the iFural New Yorhr. The eggs of a bag worm can be plainly seen in winter ad should be then destroyed. An advocate of warm water for cows says it, will increase the yield of milk one-fourth. Though dishorning does not always render a naturally vicious bull docile, its taming effect in general is well attested. Fine-cut hay, slightly salted and scalded with boiling water, is relished by fowls, say3 a California poultry man. Authority on poultry advises feeding salt in the proportion of a level teaspoon ful to two quarts dry ground grain. Never give it in excess. John M. Stahl considers the cow truly and provokingly feminine, and thinks that in no place does politeness pay better than in the cow stable. Large profits do not always depend upon large crops. One may grow an ex traordinarily large crop, but the expense of so doing may balance the receipts. A Connecticut dairyman tried warming the water for his cows to drink in winter, and the increase of butter in ten days paid the expense of piping the trough. To wholly abandon a staple crop or product because it is temporarily un profitable is to lose one's hold on the market when it becomes profitable again. At the- Ontario Agricultural College an experiment with peas showed that it required thirty-five pounds more of cooked than uncooked to make 100 pounds of pork, live weight. Professor McMurtrie seems to prove by investigations that the much praised and sought for "folds" in merino sheep ! are ueirimemal, in that they do not m j crease the yield, and do decrease the I quality. Sheep here do not pay as good profits as those in England. Everything de- pends o:i the mode of management. Our i farmers compel sheep to forage, while in j England they are treated as carefully as 1 are cattle. In speaking about the preparation of loctaer i or. cows, A. li. Allen says: "When the appetite and digestion of the animal seem to conflict with the teach ings of the chemist, I take sides with the animal." . I The improved mutton breeds of sheep ! cannot be kept in the manner usual with ; common sheep. They demand good pasture, liberal feeding and attention, ; but they pay well for the care bestowed. There is a great demand for superior ' mutton. At the recent English dairy show a shorthorn cow proved the champion milker and buttermaker. After 224 days from calnng, her milk amounted to . 45 pounds daily, and her butter to 4.4 ; per cent., equal to 2 A pounds per day. j The total solids in this milk amounted to 4.2 per cent., which shows that the cow ; was not only an excellent buttermaker, . but exceptionally good for cheese. : The value of bailey meal as a feed for hogs is not half appreciated. Trials at j the Wisconsin experiment station show : that 589 pounds of uncooked barley meal i were required to produce 100 pounds of : pork, live weight, while to corn meal 463 pounds were required, of corn meal and ' shorts half and half 574 jiounds were re I quired. This is not a very striking ; showing in favor of barley meal, but it ; demonstrates most conclusively that pork 1 can be profitably produced on barley in ; Northern regions where corn cannot be 1 grown at a profit. j In discussing ways and means for the , improvement of .highways it should never be lost sight of that "the roadbed can never be satisfactory as long as it is not thoroughly drained. In a majority of ; cases this can be done by grading up ! cutting ditches along the sides. But the ' tendency is toward the hollowing out of : the centre of the grade; and, as the ground is somewhat compacted, water is held for some time, to the great .injury ot ! the roadbed. Every few weeks, when ( the weather will permit, the grade should be dressed, filling up the de- pressed paths made by the animals, i When thorough drainage cannot be se cured in any other way, underdrain. j The same principles apply as in the draining of land for crops. A Wonder Bird. I had not been many minutes on the key before I discovered a large snow white bird nestling on the ground under a spray of Rhaeichallis. Its wings were barred with jet black; its bill was bright yellowriijJ-apered to a -spear-like point, which forbade too close familiarity. This proved to be the yellow-billed tropic bird (Phneton flavi rostris), and we afterward caught several in our hand, taking them from the nest. i When held up by the wings they strike i lustily with their bills and utter a pecu ; Marly shrill cry. The tropic bird lays a single egg on the ground beneath rocks I or bushes. It is about the size and make of the hen's, and is finely sprinkled with reddish-brown, so as- to appear of an almost uniform tint. One of these birds, which my companion shot and slightly wounded, flew a short distance and then alighted on the water. As we sailed toward it, first one and then an other bird came and hovered over it as if urging it to take flight, which it pres ently did, and with its attendants soon passed out of sight. These b;rds resem ble the gulls in many points, but are distinguished from other sea fowl by two long streamers in the tail, which wave behind them as they fly. Pcqiular Science Monthly. A Groat Stock Farm. "You people in the East know noth ing about stock farms," said John Mac key, the California horseman, in the St. James Hotel the other evening. ' 'There's ex-Gov. Stanford's farm in San Mateo County as an example. He had 318 trotters and thoroughbreds on his farm when I left, and of the lot 285 were trotting-bred brood mares. He runs to trotters and has been wonderfully suc cessful at it. New Yorkers think of the thoroughbred horse as the great animal of the stock farm, but the trotter is in reality the fellow who brings to the breeder the handsomest returns after all." Horses who can trot in 2:25 out there, says this excellent authority, arc plenty as three-minute horses in this city, and the price asked for the former thero is about the same as can b readily ob tained for the latter here. A 3 or 4 year old that cannot show better than 2:30 on the road isn't worth owning in the opinion of these California horsemen, and can easily be had from $200 to $300. New York Time. Hereditary Tradesmen in Japan. The boys seen in nearly all the places of skilled labor f finest what is the fact, that apprentices begin to learn their trades usually much earlier than in our country,so that wherTraajonty is attained the mastery of the crafts is thorough. Another striking feature of the Japanese system is that of heredity. Skill runs in i family lin'-s. Not a few of the famous artisans of the present decade are decend ants in the ninth, tenth, ami even : twentieth generation, of the founder oi ' the establishment I once employed a carpenter in Fulkui, who was proud of , his ancestory of wood-worke:s through j twenty-seven generations; and the temple ! records show such boasting to be true, ! though often adoption interrupts the actual blood line.- At a paper-maker's ! establishment inAwotabi, in Echizen, I dined with the proprietor, whose fathers first established frV industry a millen nium ago, the national history showing also that the Coitns, before the ninth century of our era, visitec, the place. terminer's Magazine. A Tell-Talp Note. In Sir John ItJJiiock's recent London lecture on " SaWges nnd Their Manners" he gave an amusing instance of the way in which writing is puzzling to savages. "In South America, on one occasion, a native was sent by a missionary to a friend with a note and four loaves ol bicad. The native ate oik; loaf on the way, and was ama.ed to find that the note discovered his theft. On the next occasion that he was sent with foui loaves, lie sat on the note while eating one of them. Joy and Sorrow. How sweet it is in foreign lands To meet a friend who knows you, W ho rushes up with outstretched hands, And almost overthrows you. But oh, how sad, when that same frieud, U hose joyous greetings thrill you, Exclaims, as you both bunds extend: "Ld mo ten dollars, will you" Journal of Education. CAN IT BE AVERTED The Danger Which IMenncea nil Unsus pecting Public. The Brompton Hospital for consumptives, in London, reports that over fifty people out of every hundred consumptives are victims of constipated or inactive kidneys. Consumption is one of our national dis eases, and the above report goes to prove, what has often been said in our columns during the last eight years, that kidney troubles are not only the cause of more than half of the casts of consumption, but of ninety out of every hundred other com mon diseases. They who have taken this position, made their claims after elaborate investigation, and their proof tha't they have discovered a specific for the terrible and stealthy kidney diseases, which have become go prevalent among us, is wise and convinc ing. o have recently received from theru a fresh supply of their wonderful advertising. They have challenged the medical profession and science to investigate. They have investi gated, and those who are frank have admitted the truth of their statements. They claim that ninety per cent, of diseases come origin ally from inactive kidneys; that these inactive kidneys allow the blood to become filled with uric acid poison ; that this uric acid poison in the blood carries disease through every organ. There is enough uric acid developed in the system within twenty -four hours to kill half a dozen men. This being a scientific fact, it requires only ordinary wisdom to see the effect inactive kidneys must have upon the system. If this poison is not removed, it ruins every organ. If the bowels, stomach or liver be comes inactive, we know it at once, but other organs help them out. If the kidneys be come constipated and dormant, the warning comes later on, and often when it is too late, because the elfects are remote from the kid neys and those organs are not suspected to be out of order. Organs that are weak and diseased are un able to resist the attacks of- this poison, an 1 the disease often ta'ces the form of and is treated as a local affection, when in reality the real causa of tho trouble was inactive kidneys. Too many medical men of the present day hold what was a fact twenty years ago, that kidney disease is incurable, according to the medicines authorized by their code. Hence, they ignore the original cause of diseases itself, and give their attention to u eless treating of local effects. They dos? the patient with quinine, mor phine, or with salts and other physios, hop ing that thus nature may cure the disease, while the kidneys continue to waste away with inflammation, ulceration and decay, and the victim eventually perishes. The same quantity of blood that passes through the heart passes through the kid neys. If the kidneys are diseased the blood soaks up this disease and takes it all through the system. Hence it is that the claim is made that Warner's safe cure, the only known specific for kidney disease, cures 'M per cent, of human ailments, because it, and it alone, is able to maintain the natural ac tivity of the kidneys, and to neutralize and remove the uric acid, or kidney poison, as fast as it is formed. If this acid is not removed, there is inac tivity of the kidneys, and there will be pro duced in the system paralysis, apoplexy, dys pepsia, consumption, heart disease, headaches, rheumatism, pneumonia, impotency. and all the nameless diseases of delicate women. If the poisonous matter is separated from the blood, as fast as it is formed, these diseases, in a majority of cases, would not exist. It only requires a particle of smallpox virus to produce that vile disease, and the poisonous matter from the kidneys, passing all through the system and becoming lodg d nt different weak points, is equally destruc tive, although more disguised. If it were possible for us to see into the kidneys, and how quickly the blooi passing through them goes to the heart and lumps and other parts of the system, carrying th s deadly virus with it, all would believe with out hesitation what has so often been stated in advertisements in these columns, that the kidneys are the most important organs in the body.' They may regard this article as an adver tisement and refuse to believe it, but that is a matter over which we have no control. Careful investigation and science itself are proving beyond a doubt that this organ is, in fact, more important than any other in the system as a health regulator, and as suh should be closely watched, for the least sign of disordered action. His Reformation. There is in Kentucky au inebriate asylum where everything the patient eats or drinks is seasoned with whiskey. This method, it was thought, would in ipire such disgust for liquor that the patient, when discharged, would be only too glad to drink unpolluted spring water. Some time ago old Jethro Mills, a drunkard of well known thirst and ca pacity, was sent to the asylum. Some of his friends remonstrated with Mrs. Mills. "Such treatment will almost kill him," they declared. "Ab Wilson, who was there awhile, says that he came within one of dying. No matter which way he turned there was tho scent of whiskey to gag him. Don't, we beg of you, inflict such a cruel punishment on your husband. Madam, we speak from experience when we say that after the human system begins to rebel against whiskey there is no greater punishment than its retching fumes." Mrs. Mills, being a strong-minded woman, did not yield to the entreaty, but sent the old man to the asylum. Several months afterward the old fellow returned, and some one who was anxious or testing the strength of his enforced reformation asked him if ho felt like go ing over to the saloon and taking a lit tle something. "Wall," said old Mills, "b'l'eve I'll jine you. Ain't sich a powerful hand fur licker, but I giner'ly take a little this time o' day. " They went over to the saloon, and while the bartender was "mixin' the nominated pizen," one of the boys ask ed him how he liked the asylum. "Wall, Jimmic," he said, "takin' it all ia nil, it is a putty good sorter place." "Put whiskey in everything, didn't they?" "Yes; they made a stagger in that di rection. I only found fault with one thing." "What was that ?" "They didn't put quite enough licker in the soup. W'y, boys, I had to drink about a dozen platefuls before I gunter feel it, which, you know, is imposin' mightily on a ole man." "How was the coffee?" "Done putty well. I reckon tliar was about a teaspoonful o' licker in each cup. Not enough, you know, but it showed that the superintendent was dis posed to act squnr'. Wall, hero's a hopin'." His Wife Hal a Railroad Tass. "I thought it was economy," said a man very mournfully the other day, "for she was bent on seeing tho State, and I thought it would save railroad fares, but she is simply ruining me since she got a free pass all over the place. You see, I did some little service to the railroad people, and I happened to mention that my wife was going down South. 'Here you are,' said tho railroad man. 'We owe you something. Here are free passes for the State for your wife.' "I took the blamed things home and gave them to her. They began to burn her pocket-book right away. Next morning she said: 'I guess I'll go to San Jose on my freo passes.' 'All right,' I said, 'it won't cost me anything.' 'No,' sho said, 'isn't it lovely not to have to pay any fare ?' 'Beautiful,' said I. 'Now, dear, I want you to give me $25. I really must buy some clothes to go to San Jose in.' 'Twenty-five dollars V 'Yes. You wouldn't like your wife trav elling without any style, would you?' Well,' I said, 'is it quite necessary for you to go to San Jose ?' 'No; but I might as well. I don't need to pay any thing on the train. And tho fr;t break that free puss cost me 35. Well, she started ort to San Jose, and sho con cluded she would go on tho broad-gauge road. When the conductor came along she pulled out her pass. It was the narrow-gunge road pass. She had to pay her fare. When she started to come back she concluded she'd take the narrow-gauge to San Francisco, and she forgot she had a narrow-gauge pass, and bought her ticket. Yes, the free pass is a very economical thing for a woman." Still Francisco Chronicle. Aged People Whoso blood has heroine thin or Impure are especially liable to attacks of rheumatism, or to that weakness called "general debility." The pains and aches of the former are relieved by :Hikk1's Sarsa parilla, which purifies and vitalizes the blood, while it also tones and builds up the whole system. Try Hood's Sarsaparllla and realize the peculiar beuellt which It gives. "I have taken Hood's Sarsapavllla for dyspepsia and as a toulo alterative, with the most beneficial results I have also used it for rheumatism with miid effect 1 reeard It as one of the very bet fnm fly medicines, au3 would not wil lugly be without It." A. U. C'unKY, Providence, li. I. Hood's Sarsaparilla Soldbyalldrui?Uls. lisixfori5. Prepares oaly by O. I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass. fOO Doses One Dollar An Unfortunate Farmer. "I s'pose you fellers ain't got no paper you want me to sign au' beat me out o' some money's" said a Dakota farmer near whose house we camped one night. "No," I replied. "I told the old woman you didn't look hardly sharp enough to be in that style o' bns'ness." replied the observing agri culturist. "Have you been troubled much by those kind of sharpers i" I asked. "Well, I 'pear to be doiu' my share o' s'portiu' them. There's a churn over in the corner that cost me $50 they got me to order a dozen of 'cm when I thought I was signin' a 'grcemcnt to toll the neighbors what a good churn they was. I got a 100 hay rake out to the barn on the same plan. Then I had to pay for eight lightenin' rods on my house, when I thought I only signed for one. 'Nother man et dinner here, gave me a quarter for it, an' I signed a receipt that turned out to be a check for -S30 on my bank account. 'Nother good-lookin' feller said he was collcetiii' autergmphs o' prbm'iient men, and I shoved mine onto a blank piece o paper, which he went an' filled out as a bill o' sale for my best boss, and led the critter olf. " "Then I made a three boss ev'ner that I thought up all my self one night, an' 'bout a mouth after had to give a feller 15 'cause he said he said he got a patent on it ten years ago. I got a hive well in the back yard that I lmvo been paying 25 on 'bout twice a j-ear. Then' are two notes at the bank for me to pay now that I signed when I slapped my name onto some leoormendntions of a lnowiii' machine an' which the feller cut in two and made notes of. Then yester day another cuss come 'long with a per tition to the Lesgislatur' ng'n high taxes, and I socked my name onto it, an' now I'm waitin' to see whether it'll turn out a mortgage on the farm or only a com mon note. I'm mighty glad you fellers ain't got no scheme, 'cause I'd be sure to go into it." How Miss Kellogg Was Won. Speaking of actors and the craft gen erally reminds one of the romance of Miss Kellogg's marriage to her manager. It seems that it is an old affair, and that the lady would have consented long be fore, but that she is like St. Theresa, of Spc.in, in that she hates to be asked "Why?" To avoid the question of friends she therefore put herself in the position that no one could question her. It seems that her mind was made up one evening last summer when rowing on a lake in Western New York. A storm came np and the boat overturned, but the bold Strakoseh was near, leaped into the water and rescued her, let us hazard, as she was going down for the third time. He is of German extraction, and said to be about 25 or 20. wyw iu WI Agnes "He praised your tresses in his rhyme, Your shining hair, your golden hair; He sang that sunshine lingered there, The sunshine of the summer-time; He told you love had hid a lair In tangles of your shining hair." Louise "Yes, Agnes, I have caught a beau With these blond tresses fair; Because I cleanse them oft, you know. With Ivory Soap, as pure as snow, The soap without compare." A WORD OF WARNING. There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the 'Ivory' ; " they ARE HOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities of the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it. rVinvriirht Is-ifi. hv Procter & flnmhliv 'The Only r .-w s - 1 -sin 1 ttm m wa m m u w a pcm i . tr VA V 9 1 1 I vr a -ma1 M s V 1 A i i . ( CoriiuoHT, lt7. The only medicine for woman's peculiar ailments, soM by drujrjrists. nuder a positive jmnranlep, from thcTt'snufiicf'jrern, that it will piv satisfaction in every case, or money will be refunded, is Dr. 1'iebce's I'AVOiti ri; I'ltl'SC'iUPTio.v. TiiiH cartwtce na been printed on the bottle-wrappers, and faithfully carried out for many years. THE OUTGROWTH OF A VAST BXFEBIESTCS. The treatment of many thousands of cases of those chronio weaknesses nnd ditiircss.iiK ailments peculiar to fcmnTea, at Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute, Duffalo, N. Y., has afforded a vast experience in nicely niliiptiiis nnd thoroughly te.i remedies lor tno cure 01 womuu s peculiar Dr. Pierce's Favor, itc Frescriplloit is tho outurowth, or result, of h Boon Tfl ViflMCH I this great and valuable. 1U H uiii(.ii. (I experience. Thousands of t.cimon tals. received from patients nnd from physicians who have tested ir. in the morn Hsrravati-d anil obstinate cases which had baiiii'd their skill, prove it to ho the most wonderful remedy ever devised for the relief and cure of sul ferinjr women. It. ia not recommended as a "cure-all," but as a most perfect Specilio for woman's peculiar diseases. am 11 . o w r r 1 11 1 , iu vi go rati UK ionic, it imparts streuyth to the whole system, and to tho uterus, "or womb and its appendages, in particu lar, l'or overworked, I A Powerful Tohic "worn-out," "run -down,' debilitated teachers, milliners, dressmakers, seam stresses, "shop di Is," housekeepers, nurs ing mothers, and feeble women tfvneraHy, Dr. Pierce's Favorit. Prescription is tho (rreatest earthly boon, Ix'inur unequaled ns an appetizing cordial and restorative tonic. It promotes digestion nnd assimilation of food, cures nausea, weakness of stomach. Indigestion, bloating aud eructations of gas. XHJLXXStfG- THE WRONG DISEASE. Many times women call on i heir' family physicians. Buffering, as they imagine, one from dv -i-ep;.i;i. nnotlter from limit disenne, another from liver or kidney disease, another from nervous exhaustion, or prost ration, uuother with ;nin here or there, and in this wav they all present alike to themselves and I fir easy-g-oing and indifferent, or over-busy doctor. Repair,,.' ami distinct di: eaw s, tor which he prescribes his pills aud potions, assuming them to lie such, when, in reality, thev nre ad onlv y;iij(oi,i.i caused bv some w.mb disorder. Tho physician, lirnorant of the cause of suffering, encourages his practice linn! Iiuw bills are made. The suffering patient gets no belter, but probably worse by reason of the delay, wrong treatment and eiir;iinii i't complications. A proper medicine, like Du. Pierce's Favokitk I'ui'-vuiptiox, directed to the couse. would have entirely removed tho dicuoe, thereby dis pelling all those distressing symptoms, and instituting comfort instead of prolonged misery. Mrs. V.. F. Morgan', of Xo. 71 Leriimton St., Eiist JJosfou, .Vfii., says: "Fivo years ruo I was a dreadful sufferer from uterine troubles. Having exhausted tho skill of three physi cians, I was completely discouraged, and so wi-ak I could with dilfieutty crosVi tho room ,3 Physioiams Failed. alone. I began tckiug Or. Pierce s Favorite Prescription and using tho local treatment recommended in his 'Common Sense Medical Adviser.' 1 commenced to improve ut once. In three months I was perfectln cured, and have had no trouble since. I wrote a letter to my family paper, briefly mentioning how my health had been rc lored, and offering to send the full particulars to any one writing motor them, nnd enclosing a utamncd-emvlnpe lorrepbi. 1 have received over four hundred letters In roplv 1 have described my case an 1 the treatment used, ami have ear nestly advised them to 'do likewise.1 From n great manv I have received second letters of thanks, stating that thev had com menced, tho use of 'Favorite Prescription.' had sent tho $1.50 required for the Medical Adviser and had applied the local treatment so fully and plainly laid down therein, and wcro much better already." RetroTerted Womh.-Mrs. Tva rT.inr.rT?, of Crah Orchard, Aro., writes: "t)r. Pierce's Favorite Prescription has done me a treat deal of good. T Buffered from retroversion of the uterus, orvhicb I took two bottles of the ' Favorite Prescription,' and I am now feeling like a different woman." Hoc torn Fnilort. Mrs. V. Cokwin, of Pi at Creek, N. T., writes: "I doctored with three or four of the best doctors in these parts, and I grew worse until I wrote to rou and begRti usihf your 'Favorite Prescription.' I used three bottles of it and two of the '(iolden Modioli! Discovery,' also one and n half bottles of tho 'Purgatlvo Pellets.' 1 can do my work and sew nnd walk all I care to, and am in better health than 1 ever expected to he in this world again. I owe it all to your wonderful medicines." Value of a Hobby. If wo ever became vindictive toward a fellow man, and desired to punish him, we would deprive him of his hobby; without that he would be lonesome in a crowd, and crowded into a wilderness, and would seek what he had lost and find it not. The business man with a hobby that ho rides is a happy man; h-'r if tho hobby rides him, the business will suffer sooner or later. The man without a hobby will bo found in the club room, the billiard room, or card room. The hobbyist, with his loft of pigeons, his bird skins or eggs, bugs or beetles, takes more substantial happi ness than all tho members of the highebt toned club in a city combined. Besides that, home and lJame Nature is all the world to him and all the heaven he ever aspires to. Wade's Fibre A AVomnn' Sweet Will. Pho is permaturely deprived of her charms tit faro and form, and made unattractive by the wasting effects of ailments and irregulari ties peculiar to her sex. Tw check this drain upon, not only her strength nnd health, but upon her amiable qualities as well, is her first duty. 'Ibis is safely nnd speedily accom plished hy a course of self-treatment with Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription, a nervine ami tonic of wonderful efficacy, and prepared espe cially for tho alleviation of those suffering from "dratftriiiK - out11 pains, sensations of nau-ca, nnd weakness incident to women a boon to lier sex. DruKgis's. Said tho mistress of the house: "Bridget, has the macaroni come from the grocer's yet?" "Vis, mum; hut oi sent it hack. Ivery wan iv thim sticks was iinpty." .leuks" Dream. .Tenks had a queer dream the Other night. He 'bought he saw a prize-fighters' ring, and in tho middle of it stood a doughty little cham pion who met and deliberately knocked over, one by one, a score or more of big, burly-looking fellows, as they advanced to the attack. iants as they were in size, the valiant pigmy pro v d more than a match for them, it was all so funny that .Tenks woke up laughing. He accounts for the dream by the (act that he had just come to the conclusion, after Irving near ly every big, drastic pill on the marker, that i'lcrce's tiny Purgative I'eflet easily "knock out" and beat all the rest hollow! A lionnin oiund The business tho dentist does with that thing that goes b-r-r-r-r-r been there, eh? AVah, wah, wall, wall, wall! Tho Homeliest Man in Tow n, As well as the handsomest, and others ar invited to call on any druggist and get free a trial bottle of Kemp's Balsam for the Throat nnd Lungs, a remedy that is selling entirely upon its merits and is guaranteed to cure and relieve all Chronic and Acute Coughs, Asthma, Bronchitis and Consumption. Largo bottles, 5'J cents and . C'oliKtlmption Purely Curnrt. To the Kdilor: Please inform your reader? Iliat I have a positive, remedy for tho above named disease. Hy its timely use Ihonsands of hopeless cases have been permanently cured. I shall be glad to send two bottles of my remedy ricKE to any of your readers who have cou iumption if they will send me their Express mil 1. O. address. Respectfully, T. A. t-LUCL'M.M.C. lbl Pearl St., N. Y. "Royal Glve" mends anything! Broken China, Glass, Wood. Free vials at Drugs .t Gro. Tern SrrriAi, Pates for advertising in this paoer apply to the publisherof the paier. IM juaiauies. An a soothing and nt reugthciiiiis; nervine, " lavorito Prescription " is luie quulcd and is invaluable in allaying' and subdu insr nervous excitabil- A Soothing Nervine. ity, irritability, hysteria, spasms exhaustion, prostration. aud oth.-r clistressluu-. nervous symptoms commonly attendant upon iunciionni anu organic disease or the womb. It Induces rcfreshiiiK sleep nnd relieves mental anxiety and de spondency. Or. I'lerce's Favorite Proacrln fi.Mi ia a leclti mate medicine, cat-ut'iilly compounded by an e-perienced and skillful physician, and adapted to woman's delicate organization. it i3 purely veg-etablo in its coniposition and perfectly harmless in its effects in any condition of the system. , , 1 In pregnancy, "Fn- 1 l.l. -.)- I vorito 1'it si-i-iption " is A hiOTKLH S la "mothers cordial." I relieving nausea, wciilt nnnn'll I ness of stomach and lU.miuL. j 0ti,f.r distressing: eymp """"HB1 toms Common to tluit condition. If its use is kept up in tin; latter months of gestation, it so prepaiaa A Voice From Galifohnib. M a rkMm STfH d,uim have had none of ll:rfo. 1 niro l ad v.on.h complaint so bad that 1 could not walk two block:; v.iihoul the most mire pain, but before I had taken jour '1-avoritc "i( leription ' two months. I could wolk all over ihe city without incoitxt nil nee. All nir troubles seem to be 1. nvinir me uikIi r the benign influence off your medicine, and I now feel Fyaaiti r than for years la-lore. My physicians told me that I could not be , ureu, ami ihcrciore you will please accept my everl.T-l imr thank-' for v. hut you have dou for me, and mnv Ood blei ? yoti in youri o.xl works." 11 cr. she writes: "It is now four yeai.i ti-u 1 took your 'Fa vorite Prescription." and 1 liao lead no muni of ihu leiuale trouble I had then." Well as I V.er TV.i.- Mrs. .I.iv:' f tvw a nx, of Chlyirwa Falls, '(.., writes: "I -.eh to intoi an von that I am ns well aa I ever was, for which 1 thank our mi iliciui I took four bottles of the ' Favorite Proscription-' and one bottle of your ln-covery and four bottles of tne 'Pellets.' All of the bid symptoms have disappeared. I do all mv own work : am able to be on Uiy teet nil auy. My friends toll nio'l never looked t-.i well." W Favorite Prescript!. 11 is Se? t f,t Ihttggiiil Wio rTr.'l Over ! l.ai oe llotllei :l CO. HI. ?. ,5.()rt. tyPend ien cents In stamps for lir Pier.-e's lsi ce, iiluitrated Treatise ( ItiO pasrea, paper covers) on l!'!sc .f Women. Address, World' IMapcnanry Medical Aoc!a,!lon, No. 603 Main o'trcft, HvrtALO, N. Y, A lilooriy AfTray Isofton tho result i t "had Mood" in a family or community, hut nowhere is had blood mors destrie tiveiies-i of hnpp iir-s and health than in the human t-tim. When t he lile current is ft i' d and sIul'ljNIi w it li itiipuritie.s, and is slowly disM'ihuIiiig its poisons to every part of the b(,dy,tlie peril to heali h.and lifeeen,in im minent. Kurly s) inlilomsiire dull and drowny feelings, severe headaches, coated tongue, poor appetite, inciigestion and general latitude. J lelay in tre:it incut may entail t he most seri ous cntmeqnelicett. Don't let disease, get n Bir..ng hold on your ronstit u! Ion. hf I rent ; hy using Dr. Pierce's Hidden Medical Discovery, and be restored to the blchings of health. .Ml druggists. It is less important to a young lady tint her lover's diamonds should be of pure water than that his drinki should he. "Taylor's Hospital Cnra for Catarrh" can now he had on tcnd:i's trial without charge from the City Hall Pharmacy, ;it Urruldway, New York. All who sutler from this dUcasa fthould w rite there at ouco. Free pampUleU 'What kind of a looking gentleman is your sister's beau, Master Tommy is he young?" "1 should say fco, ' replied Mastir Tommy; "why, he hasn't got any hair yet." ST. JACOBS OIL. WHAT IT HAS DONE. Relief. In any climate at any season on or two applications of St. Jacobs' Oil relieves; often cures permanently. This is theaverago experience in ten years. CurCS. The contents ofnbnttle have cured thousands of extreme chronic cases. Used ac cording to directions there 13 a cure iit every bottle. The Testimony. Thfinsnnds of testimo nials substantiate the above statements in tin cure of all kinds of painful ailments. The Proof. To make sure of this show ing, answers to inquiries concerning the per manency of the cures rculted at follows; Tlmt from date of hnding to dole of response teery cure lias remained jci'maiurt without re currence nf yuiu. Its Supremacy. The twenty million bot tles sold can be justly rated as so many cures ; in almost every' case a permanent cure. Its price is the surely of every bottle Wing tho same, every bottle being n cure avul the poor are protected. &i'l hij DrutpjMt and DccXcri Evertmltere. The t h.irles A. Voider Co., IlMto., Md. ELK'S CREAM BALM Is wcrth $1,000 to any Man, Woman or Child suffering from CATARRH. Apply TJahn into each nostrit. ELY BltOSi.. -Z'l, (ireeuwieU Kt . iNew Volli. r WAV-FEVER g: ,5 WHY WOHK FOR ANOTIIEU. or on tmali sal 11 y ' whv continue working on worn-out f irm ? Why try to erre ft living from such hili pr.iedor hem'tly-mortgiiied farm. ? W hy work on rented lands ; Whv not start for yourself ? Wny not secure st once soma of the low-i r ee l hut ver fer ile anil well -tatei lands adjacent tn raiiro.iiJu now to be obt-ilned by thnic going to Northern I'ako n and Miiincsotil, where you can make a Inrper ret prefti per acre' than on the high-priced or worn-out l nd ion now occupy ? Why not go aid look the situntf in ovpt, and i e for yonrs.-ll, or nt least obtain mrther information, which will he tent free, if you Jr will ad Ires V. II. Waiuiem, Oen. l sa. sat., St. Paul. .Minn. irnfjs UTt'IiY. Pook-l;e',n'ntf. Inmnnlip. AnthmMl, fiUmC Shortliinil. ,v.. c (vv.iililv I it hv nwc. Or cularlree. IIK VN CS I OLI kUli, 4il M ilasl,, R.iflal. .. G OIjP 1 w.-irth ri per in. renin Eya ta worm ti.mio, nut is h.h.i at -ic. a uox ur oMuera. I fl"t. ?S a it I ?. 1 Lln-s not tin oiinle. worth at.fln. f KKK. sj lirewMier safety H l'i Holder Co., Holly, Ifleh. iin" 1:0; u.iiR-r tin Horse ret. write UiSli S rlHSa Hhcumatie Rit(b OtbI 1o x. :t 1 1 r o a n il , 1 4 filln. HAMILTON'S LIVER PILLS, HAMILTON' CIIKHIC.U. CO,, EW TOltK. D RUN KE Utl ETi!oi,T Sal'.atioa l'ume-r; iriru in t, :i oreotlef : fcl fntw boft purtijuiara le; ivliurU-s ctr.i.t, i.w iuik Fy murn ni.rl. Full Pccrlplle M HI IIiiot'. firn Tailor JM' lrrr IbSal .tun. U00DY4C0.. CiaeiDaati, O. HERB1AN3 FIFTH WHEEL. iZTZSX improvement. 1 1 K If IE K A M .. Fremont,, FS IITrMTO o''t:nn.-l hy S fcead fur cur Look of ii t ructions. mm KHIUfr CO., Ill I I Ir H A l'h-'l; C)lllf-r' tinvel r.v. ULLlilliW bounty collri'it'd: Dr-.rrl.-r. rplifVtMl: L"-1 ver'rn' pruoticf Hioww or no lrr. La, kui tree. A. W. McConr.irk It Sin. u.kti. U.C hifrvlMi r-hmit't . t-'lU . in.' fli'W p;ipor, ".M umi- mt- Mo mis.' Must .inn. Onnt tius beautiful "Now Ynr' S itfcr," How to I' irii Mii-ii', Snninl cony frr. A-htn-ss V;it-ou'sMitslc Ro'U.. 1 i Y.:it Nth St.. , XaMOSTEO VITALITY A Great fSadlea! Work jor You and Midilio-fi Mett KNOW THYSELF, I f 'A I. INVri'l'I'l K. I liullllnrh Si., Iloxtoii, U N. II- I MIIIvK I, ,.!.. foinulti ,ff I'hvRl.'Ian. Hloirlnan unf nnl ion copi lil. It treat upon NVrvom 01..I I'hv.i a! lellUtr, I'rem.ltur.' Iwline. Kli;mstol Vit.,:itT. Im!rp.J '. lS'r. nnrt ImW'ir.tics ..r th llov!. ami the untold mtrnes con-'L-.rjtmC fn-rpnn. iTur-.tatn vac. tuhalautlal cmlio-:s ! llii tin.-, f ill kM. Warrantrcl the IxiHt populur m'llf:l tn-atiso mbll.trtl In tha Knllah lali'dluKO. Frief fnljr S! y mail, jxntpairt, and concealod lu ti plain wnii p r. liiurlmtxv tui'Hilefrre tt you iil m.nv. AiMi i.-ai ai auov. Kt MS f hi 11 V&'&' tho tlio system for delivery ns to preiuMy lessen, and r-ar.y titnts ninioHt entirely do nway Willi the 'euU'.rlngs ot that trying ordeal. ' f ':iv or ifo lro Rcripiion" in a pohiiite cure for the most complicated and ot'stinuto eases nf leu oorrhen, or "whites," Cieersivo LURES THE Worst Gases. floHiiiif nt monthly periods, painful men struation, iinniitinal euppresMi n, prolap sus or fuliimr of the voinb. nuk back, "female rakm k." ante rifon. retroer Fion, l"'tiriii;r - down si nsat ions, chronio coiiKesiion, inili.iiMi-utioii, and ulceration of lt;e womb, in!!uiiiii.nt!on, pain and tenderness in oviuuc, accou panied witb "niii ma! tent." "I'avoiitp Prescrip tion," whi 11 taken in con nection with the use of lir. no's (iol. l, n Medical Dis- K?ri5TV9 i ciicry, nn-l small laxative 1UHL1S. g j,,., li( i-j,.,.,.-, pur "x fo.fh e l'elh 11 ilitilo l.iver rills), cure? Llvc-r. Kidney and madder dis c;es. fl h"ir co'iil'iurd use i.Imi removes blood tiiini, and ul'oiMirs cam crous anil scrofulous humor from tho system. Mt. i.n. M. Camtttt t . of On7.7atirf, Ca! fnni'n, writes: "I had 1 eon troubled all my life with hyrterieal ulteclm and par oxyrms, or Fi-ajinn, nnd piriodioal recur rences of sc ere headache, hut since I linva be n ri ii u air ' I iivorite rreseriotion ' 1 JL ucthTS L