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FOR SPOOKS. II » aP(ll n£ ghosts to earth, tackling W . - seizing apparitions by the 'E 'Toat nailing hallucinations, lieermg haunted houses and bearding » nooks in tb<sir dens, experimenting S transference and nies | m «TsT». and >n general monkeying W with ail tl* B unfathomable mysteries ’S human soul, tnis is the unique a body of learned men, B the American Society for Pay- 'S In a back room in a modest looking « k>uw >” Boylston Blace, Boston, is H JEhcadquarters of the society’s sec- ■ Richard Hodgson, LL. D. ■ p. Hodgsonisan Englishman, about I thirty-»c ven vears old, a graduate of BtSEhridce University, a profoundly 3 learned scholar and a level-headed ■ man of much common sense. 1 ><Our society was fo-med,” he said, 3 "for the purpose of making an organ- ■ AIM i systematic attempt to in- B rastigate that dark border of human B gxserience and to examine critically I tbephenomtna which are not now B sspteined by any satisfactory theory. I Scientific men ot eminence in all coun- ■ tries admit the possible existence of S what the uneducated call ghosts or S spirits, and further, that one n.ind E 2ft.. FTcct upon another a positive in- SBiwnce otherwise than through the ■ recognized sensory channels. I "In accordance herewith, the re- ■ search work ot our societ j- is divided ■ among five committes, all of which are ■I prrt iu’ed over by men of unquestioned O ffainTv. learning and fairness. Pro s' lessor H. P. Bowditch, of Harvard, is fl of the Committee on ■ thought Transference. Professor Jo- S «i>o Royce, of the Committee on Ap fi motions and Haunted Houses, C. B. If [ory, a well-known Bostonian, of 1 the Committee on . Hypnotism; H Dr, W. N. Bullard, of Boston, ■ of the Committee on Mediumistic I phenomena, and Professor C. 8. ■ Hinst, of Harvard, of the Committee E on Experimental Psychology. S The Society for Psychical Research ■ •cards its gathered materials with I treat secrecy. Its rich fund of facts K boot published until they have been ■ passed upon and thoroughly examin- I id by the various committees; even B then the names of those who contrib- B ate their experiences are in no case B tarnished to the public. Among the B following are some of the most aston | ishing facte on record: | On January 1, 1886, at 10 A. M., i Mrs. T , a lady living in a western I town, writes to a member of Congress, E the husband of her daughter,in Wash- I ington. l>r. Hodgson has seen the ig original letter. This letter explains a ■ telegram which Mrs. T had sent 1 only three hours before, inquiring I about her daughter’s health. The I original of this telegram has also been I seen by Dr. Hodgson. The telegram I reads: |i To Ute Hon. , House ot Kepres -n- I Utives. Washington, D C: 1 can. Will I come if Nell needs me J The signature is the mother’s name. I Mrs. T.’s letter ot explanation first I says that she had been lor some 'lays I anxious about her daughter Nellie's I health, although there had been no I illness of late. Letters from Washing- I lon had been lacking for some days; I the last one had reported the daugh- ■ ter as having just returned from malt- I mg fifteen calls, “very tired and near- I !y froren.” “1 waked,’’ said Mrs. T., I last night between 12 and 1 o’clock, ! I deeply impressed with the feeling that I Nell needed me. 1 wanted to get up I and send a telegram. If I bad con- I ratted or followed my own inchna- I tions, I would have dressed and gone I down to the sitting-room.’’ Later, I however, Mrs. T. went to sleep again [ but in the morning the vivid ini pres | eion returned. At 7 a. m. Mrs. T I sent the telegram and wrote appar- I ently before she received an answer,for I in the margin of the letter she ad-led I the postscript: "Telegram fiere; thank | roods ess you are well.’’ The lady in I Washington whose mother had hao I so vivid an experience had lieen I seriously ill the same night, I although the morning had found her I much better. Her at tack was a very I sudden one, which she described as I neuralgia of the hi tigs, with a hard I chili. “It must have been, ’’she sayf-, | “about the hour men.iuned in my I mother’s letter I at last exclaimed, •Oh, don’t I wish ma was here! 1 shah send for her to-morrow if 1 am not better.’” In the morning came the telegram from the West, but the l-at lent was better, and she and her I tie band were nuzzled at her mother s nneasmess and replied by telegraph, “We are all well; what is the matter with you?” SHF FELT ANOTHER'S PAIN. An old gentleman living at Albany had been ill for months. His married daughter resided at Worcester. One evening last summer, she suddenly laid down the book she was reading and said to her husband- “I believe father is dying.” She was strangely overcome by the impression, as there had been nothing whatever in the con versation or in her own thoughts to lead to ths subject of her father’s health. All that evening and the next morning the feeling haunted her, un til a despatch cann saying that her father had died the evening fiefore. A Lowell physician was called to see a patient about 10 o’clock one night., it was extremely dark, and i r alighting from his conveyance he made a misstep and sprained his ankle severely. His wife, who was at home, in bed, asleep, suddenly awoke with the vivid impression that an accident had occurred to her husband. She arose, wakened the servant and com inunicated her fears to her. Nothing could induce her to return to bed. At K 1 o’clock the doctor returned, and it *as found that the moment of bis ac cident anti of his wife's awaking were simultaneous. He was three rules ft way from home at the time. Here is a narrative, vouched for by the highest authority, of experiences in a house some miles from the city of Worcester. The man who sends it in w a well-known manufacturer, and his word is as good as his bond, which would be honored anywhere for >190,000. He writes: “In relating what I saw on July n>o-ning in 1883 at my house, which 1 had but recently purchased,! will first, the room in which I saw it. It is a bedroom, with a window at either end, a door and a fireplace at oppoeite sides. The room is in the upper story of a two-story house,iiaid to have beet) built before the revolu tion. The walla are unusually thick and the roof high.pointed and uneven. The occupants at the time I speak, of *ere my brother Henry, myself and a servant woman. The latter slept in a room on the baser-ient story. A ballway divided my brother’s room from mine. On the night before the inoriiing mentioned I had locked niy “Oor, tad, having undressed and put my light.l fell into asounddream sleep. I awakened about; 3 o clock in the morning with my face to the front window. Ofiening my ■y® l - ’ baw r *K' ,t before me trie figure of a woman, stooping down and uptiarently looking at me. - Her bead and shoulders wrap[>ed 10 acomnmn.gray woolen shawl. Her arms were folded and wrapped in the looked at her in my horror dared not cry out lest I might Wove the awful thing to speech or •etion. I lay and looked and felt as I should lose my reason. Behind her head I saw the window and the Browing dawn, the looking glass and the toilet table and tbe furniture in 1 « room. ‘‘-^t ttr what may have been only a *** t»nqi>ds—of the duration ol this vision I can not judge—«lie raised her ’-elfand went backward toward the window, stood at the toilet table and 'anislied. I mean she grew by degrees transparent, and that through the ■bawl and tbegiay dress she wore I ®*w the white mushn of the table cover aaain, and at last saw only M*at in the place where she stood. *or hours I Jay as I bad lain on first *wr,kening, not daring even to turn I S e T*mX° n th °u Other Bida or tne - 1 might see her again Now Smv oath h ' np < °l *^ ch 1 cou,d not jnentu?n h t ’h a ‘ ld - that is that. 1 d ' d to niv hro?P th ” c,rcuniß tance either IS^X. 0 " 00 '" “'■'“‘■O' THE SPOOK SEES AGAIN. .«h^ X^J- y a fortnight afterward, Iliat breakf *Bt, I noticed br ° ther seemed out of sorts • “ot eat. On my asking if any wV M 1 tb * matter, he replied: -No, r“i *, V ® k ad * horrible nightmare. nh/hT 1 ’ he , went . on. ‘‘t was 110 nightmare. I saw it early this morn- What?, 1 asked. ‘A villainous-fook •ng hag, he answered, ‘with her head ?t^? nn9 wra PP« I ,n a gray shawl, stooping over me and looking like . nThi up folded his arms and tn » n nße u‘ n V‘ e P OBture I remembered so well. Hethen described how the figure moved toward the door and disappeared. ‘Her malevolent face in<l her posture struck terror to my soul.'he said. “A year later, in the month of July one evening about 7 o'clock, my sec ond oldest sister and her two little children, who were visiting us, were tne only folks at home. The eldest child, a boy of 5 years, wanted adrink Ot water, and on leaving the dining -1 ?2 l . n tO ii> niy sister desired the children to remain there till her re turn, she leaving the door open. Com ing back as quickly as possible, she met the boy, pale and trembling, on ns way to her, and asked why he had left the room. ‘Oh,’ he said, ‘who is that woman?’ ‘Where?’ she asked, 'rhe old woman who went up stairs,’ he answered. She tried to convince him tHat there was no one else in the house, but he was so agitated ami so eager to prove it that she took his trembling hand in hers and brought him up-stairs, and went from one room to another, he searching behind curtains and under beds, still main taining that a women did go up the stairs. My sister rightly thought that the mere fact of a woman going up stairs in a house where she was a stranger would not account lor the child’s terror. “A neighbor of ours started when we first told him what we had seen, and asked if we had never heard that a woman had been murdered in that house many years previous to our purchase of it. He said it had the reputation of being haunted. This was the first intimation we had of the fact. Nothing more was heard of the ghost ot the murdered woman, how ever. for two years. "On the night of July 7,1886, I was wakened from a sound sleep by some one sneaking close to me. I turned round, saying: ‘Emily, what is it?’ thinking that my sister, who slept in the room next to mine, had come in. 1 saw plainly the figure of a woman who deliberately and silently moved away toward the door, which re mained shut, as I had left it. "Two days after this occurrence 1 was wakened aoout l> o’clock in the morning by a presentiment of ap proaching evil. I opened my eyes and distinctly saw the form of' a darkly clpd, elderly female bending over me with folded arms, and glaring at me with the most intense malignity. I tried to scream, and struggled to withdraw myself from her, when she slowly and silently receded backward and seemed to vanish through the bedroom door.”—Philadelphia Press. A Vast Catastrophe. Chinese newspapers and private let ters from Pekin bring details of the overflow of the Yellow River in Sep tember of last year. This event was dismissed with the notice of a few lines by most American newspapers, so little do we know of the real condi tion of our brothers on the other side of the globe. Yet no castrophe so vast has occurred in the world during this century. As it is liable to recur at future times, a brief description of its cause and effects may tie of inter est: The Hoang-Ho or Yellow River, drains the great basin of North China, as the Mississippi does the Central States of the Union. It bears a singu lar likeness to our own great river in several particulars. chief of which is tbe'crooKedness of its course, its sud den huge serpentine bends. It drains like the Mississippi, hill range* of great fertility, carrying their rich alluvial soil to the delta at its mouth. This rich silt, or mud, as in the case of the Mississippi, chokes up its mouths, until the river is forced to ooze its way through innumerable bayoux to the sea. In both rivers the spring rains and the melting of the snow on the moun tains near its source produce sudden devas ting floods. The water disre gards its crooked channel, and rushes staight across plantation,villages and cities. The Chinese, like the people among the Mississippi, have found it neces sary to build ramparts on either aidt of the murderous river to protece them from its fury; but the Chinese began this work nearly three thous and years ago. As the increasing de posit of silt near its mouth closes them, the water is forced back into its bed, and rises higher than the sur rounding country each year, necessi tating higher "levees.” Ten times since B. C. 1200 the vast flood has broken through these bar riers, and found a new way for itself to the sea. In 1852 an outbreak oc curred, and the mighty flood went back to the cpannel through which it flowed when our Saviour was on the earth. Each outburst is necessarily accompanied by enormous loss of life and destruction of projierty. On the2oth of last September a cre vasse broke the dyke, and a body of water five hundred miles long, seventy feet deep and a mile wide burst upon the plain. This plain—a territory of ten thousand square miles, occupied by over three thousand villages—was submerged. The destruction of human lite is estimated at five mil lions. None of the water has yet reached the sea; it forms a vast lake ot death where last summer was a fertile, populous plain. The Chinese Government has given nearly three million dollars, liesides the annual revenue from a great province, to rebuild the dykes, and a population equal to that of our Mid dle Statesis swarming now like ants about the banks of the huge current, trying to put a curb upon it, knowing that it is a curb which, at some future time, it will surely break through again. What Becomes of Antlers, It has been observed that in a dis trict where several thousand deer are kept, and where, consequently, there must be hundreds of stags who every year cast of! a couple of horns each, only now and then is a specimen ol these horns met with. The author of "Forays Among Salmon and Deer’ accounts for this fact upon the au thority ot one familiar with the habits of the’anima). . They either bu-y their horns, or destroy them with their teeth. He says that he has himself seen deer at the period of spring, when they cast their horns, tramping them down in the moist soil ot the peat-bogs which are so numerous amonrthe hills. That they were so employed he has abundant proof, for more than once, after thus disturbing the deer, he has gone to the spot and discovered the remains of horns half-buried and broken up, the fragments having the marks ot teeth upon them. Though it may be thought that the horns are of a substance too hard for this, yet the jaws of the deer are so very powerful. Another considera tion which makes this more probable is that scarcely ever are the horns o a young stag discovered, being, o course, from their size, more easy of destruction than the antlers of a full grown one. ■ J/..4^z FARM IND HOME, Brief Agricultural Pointe. Good roads are the most obvious marks of advanced civilization, and are essential to general prosperity. The United States, on an average, raises more bushels of corn each year than there are persons in the world. Recently a special egg train of twen ty-four cars passed over the Grand Trun< railroad to New York. The total number of eggs was over 31,- 000,000. Pinch the tops of your raspberries and blackberries early, and serve the side shoots the same way early and often to make a compact bush. If you wait to head back later the strength of the vine, which has been thrown into the top, is all wasted, and you have fewer fruit spurs. Senator Palmer has a lake on his Michigan farm stocked with carp, and wishes he hadn’t. He calls them the ‘•hog of the sea,” because they wallow and burrow in the mud and keep the water continually dirty. He has tri ed to seine them out, but he cannot do so. If your soil be light or sandy, sow rye rather than wheat. Properly pre pared, rye straw sells well, and there is always a demand for the grain. Ground wood ashes, or a mixture of finely ground bone and potash salts have, it is said, proved th'- best ot fer tilizers for the rye crop. i better to sow seed rye before the ? -.h of Oc tober. In looking into the qualifications of an applicant for work 0? the farm, one of the first points for investiga tion-after his moral character in its relation to the children—is, “The Na tional Stockman” thinks, his experi ence and trustworthiness m handling the horses. The disease called mange is the re sult of filth, and having hogs sleep in rotten, dirty straw. It is an insect, very minute, which burrows under the skin. To cure it give the pigs first a good washing in warm soapsuds, us ing carbolic acid soap, and selecting a warm, dry day. Then grease the skin with lard, to which has been added a little coal oil, and clean out the pen and quarters. Mr. W. D. Hoard, referring to the "Snide Creamery Business” profita bly conducted by persons who go around inducing farmers to subscribe $5,000 to $7,000 for a creamery which should not cost over $1,500 to s2,ooo,declares that theit victims are among the ill-informed. "Ignorance as to real dairy truth is counted on by the sharper as nine-tenths of his capital stock in trade.” A humane correspondent shares the comforts of animals well cared for; he takes great pleasure this cold sea son attending to their wants, while tne rude wind just the othersideof the window enhances the sense of satis faction by force of contrast. This is an agricultural compensation not al ways taken into account, and which in many intances perhaps there is not capacity to appreciate at its true vaiue. J. A. Woodward, of The Farm Journal, mentions an instance of suc cessful use by a friend of potatoes and bran for horses, instead of the usual allowance of grain: “The ration was half a peck of raw potatoes and two quarts of bran twice a day, to which was added a small quantity of clover hay. They were as fat and sleek as moles. They carried us five miles in titty minutes through stiff muddy roads, and when we drove up to the station they were as cool as cucum bers.” Col. Weld says, in the "Flower Pot,” that tbe farmer who does not know enough not to kill or sell to a butcher, a calf that will make a 20- quart cow, needs to take lessons of somebody in the a-b-c of his business. Such a man has probably several cows in his herd, which never give ov er ten or twelve quarts of milk, and, very likely, poor at that. Professor J. P. Stelle reminds farm ers whose lands need fertilizing that they waste money by neglect to utilize every bit of refuse likely to have any value, "mechanical or otherwise.” "It is wonderful what a quantity of manure may be got together by those who keep this fact always before them.” Contagious Diseases. Of the many ways in which conta gious diseases are communicated from one horse to another, “The National Stockman” mjntions the following as perhaps most common: "Watering from the same public trough along the roadside and feeding from the same boxes and mangers at hotel and livery stables; the hitch ing-racks in villages and towns throughout the country are also good places for the interchange, and to these alone can much of the trouli le be traced. Without thinking, horses ate allowed to stand with heads to gether for hours at the village store, or in the wagon-yard in large towns, and yet some will wonder where their horses caught the distemper or some other disease that may be worse. The careful horseman keeps watch for such matters, and saves himself much trouble and expense, and sometimes the lives of valuable horses.” Sold, To Keep Store. A suggestive account is given in "The Connecticut Farmer,” of two residents of Harwington, in that state, who have, contrary to their hopes and wishes, joined the ever growing army of witnesses against the folly of turning the back on agricul ture for business in town: “Mr. Catan made a great deal ot money on his farm formerly, but he sold it three years ago, with all his live stock, wagons, farm implements and personal property outside of the house, for $6,000 and has been run ning a store in Bridgeport, and we hear that in so short a time he has sunk al! he had saved and all the money he received from Mr. Jameson, some $2,300, also, with interest on the balance, and now gets his farm back at about $13,700 without any personal property or livestock and finds his farm sadly run down into the bargain. He now admits that it would have been better if he had stayed on the farm.” Interest Your Ken. Here is a scrap of combined experi ence and counsel that every farmer can afford to sitdownand think over. I have found with the class of men I have employed thus far, that to make them thoroughly familiar with the plans for the season’s work in all their details has invariably proved benefi cial inasmuch as they are anticipating each crop in its turn and the different modes of culture and treatment, and they often become as much interested in the operation and success of the crop as yourself. You need never fear of losing casteorinfluence amongyour men by confiding details of your ojier ations and prospective crops, provid ed you execute and carry out the pro gramme mapped out. Note (1) that this implies a consist ent plan of operations and the ability to state the reason for pursuing this course rather than some other one. The man who wrote it was a market gardener—T. F. Baker, m Orchard and Garden—a bright man in a bright paper—but the princi ple is applicable to general agriculture as well. Note (2) that men like to learn. They are interested because the intellectual element is added to lift the manual labor above mere ma chine work. Note (3) that the em ployer gets the benefit of this in creased interest. His work is done intelligently. The men know why they are working in a certain way. Not (4) that this is the way to get skilled farm labor. It is a practical school for the laborer, and makes him more valuable to others, more capable—makes his labor worth more money. Note (5) that if this is a proper and profitable way to treat a hired man, how much more is it the farmer’s duty to take his children— his boys, and his girls, too—into his confidence, making them active partners in the concern, with a full Knowledge ot what is doing and why it is done. What Can be Eaten From the Fin gers. Although it is considered vulgar to be seen picking a bone, well-bred peo ple ofttn take the leg of a little bird in the fingers and delicately remove the flesh with the teeth. It is not gen erally done, but it can be done neatly. Cheese can be eaten from the fingers, and so with all the fruits; a very dry little tart or a cake can be eaten with the fingers. Asparagus is also con veyed to the mouth with the fingers. Many English gentlemen eat lettuce and celery, with salt alone, with the fingers. Olives are also eaten in the same way. Pastry, hard ice cream, jellies, blanc-inange, puddings are eat en with the fork. The dessert-spoon is only used for soft custards ana pre served fruit, or melons, which are too soft for the fork. When strawberries are served with the stem on tiiey should be eaten with the fingers; when served hulled and creamed they should, of course, be eaten with a spoon. For an Invalid’s Head Rest. The small, soft, eider-stuffed cush ions, in melon form, either in sections of two-colored plushes,brioche fashion, or in soft Indian silk, are most ac ceptable. They are so soft and mov able that they seem to Ct into the head whichever way it turns. Sofa cushions of the usual square shape are now occasionally of three colors, and made to look as if an extra cover was put on, with one corner turned back to show the real cushion inside. The cushion is of one color,the corner lining of another, and the simulated inner cover ot a third. Old gold,crim son, and deep peacock, or brown,pink and gray are good harmonizing colors. Plush usually forms the chief mate rial, with satin for the linings, but sateen or soft Pongee silk is also used. Pongee silk has achieved a wonderful popularity for decorative purposes, anti linings to bags, sachets, Ac. Very pretty cushions of brocade or plush, and also the dantiest of tea cosies,are decorated with a length of contrasting Pongee silk cut to look like a little curtain, and drawn across one side with a silken cord, with pompons. The cushions are only so arranged on one side, but the cosies have the scarf 1 carried right across the top slantwise, so that, on each side, it is to the right edge. Good Advice. Marion Harland,winding up a coup le of columns of good advice to girls, puts this plain but excellent talk into the final paragraph: "To make one self conspicuous by open contempt of conventional and, in the main, whole some social laws is the first degree of the descending scale. To be ‘fast,’,’ ‘loud,’ ‘high,’ ‘fly’ (how many synon- ' yms our national slang dictionary offers for the next slide!) is so nearly and dangerously allied to culpable in discretion that the slandermongers, belonging as they do, to the impres sionist school,’ seldom pause to dis criminate between them. They never halt to distinguish actual imprudence from positive—and remediless—infa my.” Girls may be loud and coarse without being bad, but the best way is to take no chances. The quiet, modest girl can never be mistaken for anything but what she is. Some Simple Remedies. For a sore throat, cut slices of fat, boneless bacon, pepper thickly •nd tie around the throat with a flannel cloth. When stung by a bee or a wasp, make a paste of common earth and water, put on the place at once and cover with cloth. For a cold on the chest, a flannel rag rung out in boiling water and sprinkled with turpentine, laid on the chest gives the greatest relief. When a felon first begins to make its appearance, take a lemon, cut off one end. put the finger in, and the longer it is kept there the better. For a cough, boil one ounce of flax seed in apint of water, strain and add a little honey, one ounce of rock can dy, and the juice ot three lemons; mix and boil well. Drink as hot as possi ble. Often after cooking a meal a person will feel tired and have no appetite; for this beat a raw egg until light, stir in a little milk and sugar, and season with nutmeg. Drink naif an hour be fore eating. A Royal Grandmother. There is one good thing about Queen Victoria which apparently escapes the notice of her radical detractors. She is a most considerate grandmother. Now I would like to be shown in all the Queen’s dominions another old lady with thirty-seven grandchildren who would make herself as uncom fortable by travelingabout with a full nursery. Grandmammas are prover bially devoted to their firstgrandchild, but they grow weary after a time when their children’s offspring ceases to be a novelty. But Victoria is never tired of her posterity. She lugs them back and forth from one end ot her kingdom to the other, and actually takes the latest editions ot the Bat tenbergs along when she goes up for a drawing-room at Buckingham Palace. It strikes those of us who are not born in the purple that transporting the Battenberg infantry with its ap propriate luggage to London for only two days’ visit at this variable sea son of the year was an uncalled lor proceeding. No doubt “Miss Mcßat tenberg” had the snuffles, and “Mas ter Mcßattenberg,” who is yet in peti coats, indulged in an attack of the croup, but the Queen probably thought it wouldn’t do to leave these precious youngsters to the care of servants at Windsor Castle, and so she packed them off with her own elaborate retinue and looked after them herself! The Empress of India may be a selfish old woman as regards her subjects or the comfort of her household, but when it comes down to a royal baby she is right there.— Boston Herald. A Woman Soldier Wants a Pension. Mrs. Hooker, a well-known laxly, made formal claim to a pension, based on th« fact that she was an enlist ed soldier of the late war, served three years and was twice wounded. At the breaking out of the war Mr. Hooker was appointed first lieutenant and his wife accompanied him to the front. A young man who bore some resem blance to her was induced to submit himself to the necessary examination and when an opportunity presented itself the young woman, properly uni formed, exchanged places with him. With her husband she has lived at Elkhart Indiana several years and is familiarly known as “Colonel" Hook er. “Didn’t Know It Was Load* ed.” The young man fell dead! A friend had pointed a revolver at him. "He didn’t know it was loaded!” We often hear it stated that a man is not responsible for what he does not know. The law presupposes knowledge and .therefore convicts the inau who excuses crime by ignorance "If I had only known” has often been an unfortunate man’s apology for some evil unknowingly wrought, but in a matter of general interest— as for instance that laudanum is a poison, that naphtha is a deadly ex plosive, that blood heavily charged with a winter's accumulations of the waste of the system,—it is one’s duty to know the fact and the consequences thereof. Our good old crandinothers knew for instance, that the opening of spring was the most perilous period of the year. Why? Because then the blood stream is sluggish and chilled by the cold weath er,and if not thinned a good deal and made to flow quickly and healthfully through the arteries and veins, it is impossible to have good vigor the rest of the year. Hence, without excep tion,what iihow known as Warners Ixig Cabin Sarsaparilla, was plentiful ly made and religiously given to every member of the family regularly through March, April, May and June. It is a matter of record that this pru dential, prevenvive and restorative custom saved many a fit of sickness, prolonged life and happiness to a vig orous old age, and did away with heavy medical expenditures. Mrs. Maggie Kerchwal, Ijexington, Ky., used Warner’s Log Cabin Sarsa parilla "for nervous sick headache o! which I had been a sufferer for years. It has been a great benefit to me.” Capt. Huth Harkins, 1114 8. 14t.h st., Philadelphia, Pa., says “it puri fied my blood and removed the blotch es from my skin.” Mrs. Aarea Smith, Topton, Berks Co., Pa., says she "was entirely cured of ti skin disease of the worst kind,” by Ix>gCabin Sarsaparil la. Bad skin indicates a very bad condition of the blood. If you would live and be well, go to your druggist to-day and get Warner’s Log Cabin Sarsaparilla and take no other, —there’s nothing like it or as pood,—and completely renovates your impaired system with this simple, old fashioned preparation of roots and herbs. Warner, who makes the famous Safe Cure, puts it up, and that is a guarantee of excellence all over the known world. Take it yourself and give it to the other members of the family, including the children. You will be astonished at its health-giving and life-prolonging powers. We say this editorially with perfect confi dence, because we have heard good things of it everywhere, and its name is a guarantee that it is first class in every particular. Ths Creat Enterprises. though far from being as useful as it might be made, and greatly over shad owed by the omnipotent and omnipres ent iron way, is still found ofgreat ad vantage in the transport of heavy commodities. In France canal navi gation is much more valued and utilized than in England, and the wa terways are especially looked aft er by the government, which has recently undertaken a large expenditure for their further development. Germany, like France, has a canal system of considerable extent, and has in hand at the pres ent time two important links in the chain of such communications—a ca nal 163 miles long, from Dortmund to Emden harbor, which is to cost £3,- 233,000, and the improvement of the navigation from the Oder at Furs tenbnrg to the Upper Spree at Berlin, a distance of 54 miles, at an estimat ed cost of £630,000. Further east, the Isthmus of Corinth has almost been pierced by a canal which con nects the Mediterranean and the Adriatic with the Archipelago and the Black Sea, thus shortening the dis tance between the Pira-eus and Mar seilles by 11 per cent., while Genoa is brought nearer by 12, Venice and Trieste by 18, and Brindisi by 32 per cent. The length of this canal is, how ever, only 4 miles, the greatest depth of cutting being 285 feet, and the to tal amount of excavation being es timated at 13,000,000 cubic yards. Russia, again, has recently completed a maritime canal be tween Cronstadt and St. Petersburg 18 miles in length and 22 miles tn depth, over a floor 276 feet in width. This, canal, howev er, was a comparatively eauy under taking. It was cut through the sub merged Delta of the Neva, in a depth of water varying from 8 feet near St. Petersburg to 20 feet near Cron stadt.—The Fortnightly Review. “Brag.” Some men, says a contemporary, go around talking large about their plans to buy a house, who haven’t money enough to get a third mortgage on a length of fence rail. Other men go about talking carelessly about their “grounds,” who haven’t room enough in the front door-way to make two blades of grass grow where one starv ed to death before. Men are queer creatures anyhow. The opening of the great Sioux res ervation will have a tendency to hur ry up immigration to Dakota, but this will likely lead to disappointment on the part of landseekers. It will be well for those who intend to take up homesteads on the reservation to re member that the land is not yet sur veyed, nor is it likely to be until after the commissioners, who are yet to be appointed, have completed their work of getting the consent of the Indian to the proposed cession of lands. Set tlers may be allowed to squat on the land, but this will be unsatisfactory and may lead to endless dispute and much trouble. Now is the Time Now is the time to purify your blood and ivf tify your system against the debilitating effects of spring weather. Serious consequences otton follow this lassitude, which degenerates into debility most favorable for the appearance of disorders. You are run down. No specific dis ease has manifested Itself, but the condition of your system is low and your blood is in a dis ordered state, lake Hood s Sarsaparilla now. before some serious disease gains a firm told upon your syntem. Purify Your Blood “I was troubled with an erupt ion of my skin, which covered nearly my whole body. I doc tored for it a year without help: then I began to take Hood’s Sarsaparilla and two bottles com pletely cured me. I cheerfully recommend Hood’s Sarsaparilla for any similar disease." M. 8. Clarke, Decat nr. 11l "For some years I have been afflicted with ecseasa of a very stubborn form. Three bottles of Hood’s Sarsaparilla cured me. lam now well and praise this excellent remedy." Mary L. Owkxb, Troy. Ind. Hood’s Sarsaparilla Sold by all druggists. $1; six for S 3 Prepared only Sold by all druggists, fil; six for 95. Prepared only ty C. I. HOOD a CO., Apothecaries, Lowell. Mass. by C. I. HOOD A OO„ Apothecaries, Lowell, Maas. 100 Doses One Dollar 100 Doses One Dollar Who is Never Crazy, There are many firm believers in the theory that most people are crazy at times and facts seem to support their belief. The following from a source unknown to the writer, will likely re mind a number of our readers of some incident in their experience, which at the time of its occurrence seemed to them most unaccountable: “A wise man will step backward of! a porch or into a mud puddle, a great philosopher will hunt for the specks that are in his hand or on his fore head, a hunter will sometimes shoot himeelf or his dog. A working-girl had been feeding a great clothing knife for ten years. One day she watched the knife come down slowly upon her hand. Too late she woke out of her stupor with one hand gone. For a few seconds her mind failed, and she sat by her machine a temporary luna tic. and had watched the knife ap proach her own hand. A distinguish ed professor was teaching near a ca nal. Walking along one evening in summer he walked as deliberately into thecanalashe had been walking along the path a second before. He was brought to his senses by the water and the mud and the absurdity of the situation. He had on a new suit of clothes and a new silk bat, but though the damage was thus great, he still laughs over the adventure. Our mail collectors find in the iron boxes along the streets all sorts of papers and ar ticles which have been put in by some hand from whose motions the mind has liecome detached for a second. A glove, a pair of spectacles, a deed, a mortgage a theatre ticket, goes in and on goes the person, holding on to tho regular letter which should have been deposited. This is called absent-mind edness, out is a brief lunacy.”—Scien tific American, -• Nightcaps are Injurious. Nightcaps a» articles of dress,except in antiquated farces and amateur theatricals, have gone out of fashion. Their universal use by our forefathers and foremothers, may perhaps, be safely attributed to the fact that in the good old times sleeping apart ments were uncommonly draughty. 111-fitting window sashes, large chim neys, and ante-diluvian doors let in so much air that there was very good reason for protecting the head from the consequence of too much ventila tion. Nowadays the headgear appro priate for night use has become obso lete, so that it will cause no painful shock when the public art informed, by the voice o! medical authority, that the use of nightcaps is actually injurious. “A man,” we are toid, “might, as well sleep in his boots as in a cap.” We are not aware that even if a person cl. i commit the former enormity any dieadful effects on his health would infallibly follow, what ever might be the results to his bed linen. Still, medical science is pretty safe in running a tilt against night caps, for the simple reason that it is hardly anybody’s interest to defend them.—lxmdon Daily News. A local divine announced to hie flock one Sunday that “amens" were al! right at the proper time, but that they did not rattle in the collection basket. It haa been diacovered that kisses—love kiseas wo mean—are full of electricity. Sow we know why old maids have always described them as shocking. It is the intrinsic merit alone of Hall’s Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renawar, that has gained for it great popularity for restoring the natural color of the hair. Concerning the Complexion. When you find a soap that is pure and suits your skin, continue to use it. Frequent changes are bad for the complexion. Pimples often arise from washing with cold water when overheated. For roughness, caused by exposure to wind, sponge the face with equal parts of brandy and rose water. If you use powder always wash it off before going to bed. Many persons prefer almond meal or oat-meal to soap for washing face and hands. Glycerine does not agree with a very dry skin. Judge E, T. Wilder, assignee of the Minnesota Elevator company of Red Wing has been directed, by order of the court,to distribute to creditors of that corporation a final dividend of 5 per cent. The creditors will thus have received 43 per cent, on their claims. It is b fact well known, that if it was not for Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup hotel proprie tors in Flordia would put tha rates up to ten dollars per day. “Histories make men wise. Poets witty.” But what in ths world does a man want with either when he han sprained his ankle. No sir. not these, not these* Give him but one bottle of Salvation Oil, the greatest cure on earth for pain. Price 25c. Christian Kemek and Richard Moore, two young roughs of St. Paul, had t> prize fight for live dollars a side, and in the ninth round, Moore was so badly iijured, that his recovery is doubtful. Kemek was arrested. For constipation, “liver complaint,” or biliousness, sick headache, and all diseases arising from a disordered condition of the liver and stomach, take I)r. I'ierce's Pleas ant Purgative Pellets—a gentle laxative or active cathartic, according to sice of dose. The Duke of Norfolk will carry to Queen Victoria at Florence an autograph letter from the Pope. Was America Ever Discovered. At the time when Columbus started in search of the New World, nearly every man woman and chil i in Europe insisted that there wus no New World to discover. When he came back crowned with success, a large proportion of these good people adhered to their theory; and if they were alive to-day many of them would doubtleee insist that America: hail never been dicov ered at all. A man will give up anything in the world more readily than a pet theo ry. For example, look at the individuals who still maintain that consumption is incurable. Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery has cured thousands upon thousands of cases, and will cure thou sands more, but these people can’t giveup the point. Nevertheless the "Discovery” will cure any case of consumption,if taken in time Hon. W. E. Hmith, late assistant sesre tary of the treasury is dead. Before furnishing your house send to Bradstreet, Thurber & Co., Minneapolis, for photographs and prices—best goods and lowest prices. Hood'. Sarsaparilla is prepared from Sarsapa rilla, Dandelion. Mandrake, Dock. Plpsiseewa, Juniper Berries, and other vegetable remedies, in such a peculiar manner as to derive the full medicinal value of each It will cure, when In the power of medicine, scrofula, salt rheum, sores, boils, pltrplea, all humors, dyspepsia, biliousnem, sick header be. Indigestion, general debility, catarrh, rheumatism, kldnev and liver complaints. It overcomes that extreme tired feeling. Build Up the System -Idtst spring I seemed to be running down in health, was weak and tired all the time. I took Hood's Sarsaparilla and it did me a great deal of good. Mv little daughter, ten years old, has suffered from scrofula and catarrh a gnat deal. Hood's Sarsaparilla did her more good than anything else we have ever given her, and we have tried a number of medicines" Sins. Louisa Corp, Canastota, N. Y. N. B. If you have decided to take H xxi's Sarsa parilla uo not bo induced to buy any other. A good Vapor stove for $3. See adver tisement in another column. The fellow that has been leaving the of fice door open all winter will be around shortly to shut it; Cheap Comfort.—What a comfort it is to know that in case any of your children are attacked at night with croup,yon have the remedy at hand in Allen's Lung Bal sam! Depend upon it, mothers, it cures croup; perfectly pure and harmless. 25c., 50c., and SI.OO a bottle at all druggists. The marriage of Prince Henry of Prussia and Princess Irene of Hesse is fixed for Mny 8. Tho Aurora Vapor stove. See advertise ment. is the simplest and beet Stove made. The wheat growing Counties of Texas re port no increase of acreage for 1888 of from 10 to I<X> [er cent. Look for Bradstreet, Thurber A Co's, advertisement, and see the bargains they offer in a chamber set. We hear a g.-eat deal of blowing about this spring weather, but »e have really seen better. Electro-Massage Instrument, THE Which Produces, by Motion at one and the same Time, ELECTRICITY, KNEADING, For the Cure of Nervous, Chronic, Painful and Weakening Diseases. There are few diseases that this new treatment fails to cure or permanently benefit. For this reason it is considered unnecessary to give the lengthy list of diseases curable by it. Therefore, no matter what your disease or ailment may be, or how many other treatments have failed to cure you, you are not likely to be disappointed in this. The wide curative range of The Electro-Massage Instrument makes it the nearest approach to a panacea, or cure-all, that the medical or inventive world has yet discovered. Leading physicians the world over place the highest value on the different curative treatments produced by it, every one of which is serviceable in nearly every form of disease. The Electro-Massage Instrument is easy and safe to self-apply at home, ever ready for use, re quiring no previous preparation or the use of acids or charging liquids of any kind. MANNER OF OPERATING.—HoIding the handle of machine in either hand, the roller is kept in motion at the will of the patient, producing all the curative treatments enumerated, of mild, medium, or strong power, according to the amount of motion or pressure used. The Electro-Massage Instrument is small in size and can be carried in overcoat pocket It is simple and durable in construction, never gets out of order, and can be used by different members of the .family or different persons when desired. The Electro-Massage Instrument for treating disease by Electricity, Massage, etc., etc., (under easy control of the patient), is patented, and we alone can supply it. to-day for illustrated pamphlet, mailed free, containing full particulars: Address by letter or postal card, with name plainly written, THE ELECTRO-MASSAGE COMPANY, OHE OF THE Jsk<x H VK'HG WCoucw whith I evred .arc QNwNottfl made KiSputupm ■ ii'lL PRICe fill# 5 fill h " worth I-"* 0 per lb Weil* Eye bain ta worth UVLIr (I*o, but tosoid at It cents a box by dealers. Mila. By Mail, Me. Mad* by J. P. Alien, Bt. PaaL Mian. TO $8 A DAY. Samples worth >I. M FREE. I.met not un«f*r th* hor**'s feet. Writ* V BMWWTBK BAFBTT sail MOI MKB CO.. My, IM. 01 nuO E. E PETERS ON. Painter ano Manf *r. AIIIII i\of kinds of signs Send for designs and ri.es. 221)Nicollet avenue. Minneapolis DAW FURS WANTED-A.WIOORE.2HB •* Jackson street, St. Paul. Minn. Exporter to London. Leipzig and Pari*. HigLeat prices paid. lavi<*rat*r. G*aoia* ma** by J. P. AUea. St- Paul. Mian. FOREST TREES Grown Trees aad Seeds. Pure bred I’oultry and Kv<" Bsnd Stamp for Cir cular. H. >l. BA LL. Lon* Tree Lake. Minn. DADTDAITC We want p** l re,Ubl ® Agent* to rUninntlv handle oar wort in your vicinity, Crayon. Ink. Pastel and Water Colors. Send for circular* The Horton Portrait Co., 4*l Wabasha st. St. Paul. T 1 T> TTI rt My Tanwy Reg. I*UU never fait try I A 111 11 V them.no pain, incure regularity, I II II I H \ '‘ate and effectual. Superior to Pen- 1I fl Illi 111 “y™** l Krgot, or Oxide|l a p'k’g UIIDIUU Sent aecure by mail (particular* 2 *tp*) Dr. R. F, Qatow fcCo-.Box 5?57 Bo ton, Maae. SEND FOR OUR GASH more housekeepers, a circular we will Mend, describ ing A I-A BASTINK, showing 34 f res- o design*, is interesting, telling people how to decorate their walls. Alabastine in appropriate without bot ders: wall paper is not. Alabaatine makes permanent coats that harden with age. Held by paint dealers. Don’t take kalsomine as a substitute. Alabastine Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. I CURE FITS! When 1 MF cure I do not me.n merely to stop them for a time and then have thorn return a<ain. I moan a radical cure I hare made the disease of FITS, EPIL EPSY or FALLING SICKNESS a life-lon< study. I warrant my remedy to cure the worst cases. Because others hare ‘failed is no reaeon for not now recei*in< a cure. Sene at once for a treat ise and a Free Bottle pf my infallible remedy. Give Ei press and Post Often. H. €»• HOUT. M» C.. *B3 Prari St. New York MEMORY Whally unlike artWlclal iy»ieu». Any Wok learned in one reading. Recommended by Riemann Proctor. the Scientist, Hone. W. W Astgr, Judah P. BsnJamix, Dr. Mixon, Ac. Claaeof 100 Columbia Law atudenta: two claeeee ol 200 each at Yale. 400 at University of Penn. Phila., 400 at Weihaley Collette, and three large classes at Chautauqua University, Ac. lYoeuectus post run from PROF. LOIHETTE, 237 Fifth Ave.. New York. If. W. H. 9. ISM Mo, 14 - 8 inee the first of February 9,000 bog" °* clover seed have been exported. Extraordinary bntneverthelese true. We refer to the announcement of B. F. John son A Co., of Richmond, in which they pro pose to show working and energetic men how to make from SIOO to S3OO a month over and above expenses. The remains Of Chief Justice Waite were E laced in the receiving vault at Forest emetery, Toledo, Ohio. Chronic nasal catarrh positively cured by t)f. Sage’s Remedy. Eight Canadian conductors have receiv ed notice of diemissal for aiding a default ing operator to escape by giving him free passage to Vancouver. Fob Cocoas ano 1 iihoat Dihordshs use Baowji's Broschiai. Thochkh. "Have nev er changed my mind respecting them, ex cept 1 think better of that which I liegan thinking wellof.”—Rev. Henry Ward Beoeh er. Sold only in boxes. An undecided driver makes a balky horse, and a pigheaded one ruins him. A CURIOUS AND REMARKABLE INVENTION, MASSAGE, RUBBING, AND MAGNETIC CURRENTS, •wthis advertisement appears only once in this paper ■ * I—T.J ■i —I * s> I BRADSTREET THURB ARM AND HAMMER| To ffouae Aer/»ersan,l Farmrrt.— l tie impor tant that the Soda you use should he White and Pure same as all similar substances used for food. To insurt ob taining only the "Arm A Hammer " brand Soda, buy it in “pound or ha'f pound” cartoons, which bear our name and trade-mark, as in ferior goods are some times substituted for the “Arm A Hammer'* brand when bought in bulk. Parties using Baking Powder should remem ber that its sole rising property consists of bi- BRAND SODA PUFAP VAPOR STOVFQ > | | ■■■■ We "imply w Lmna J adverti«ein-nt to the popular aud well known “AURORA" Vapor Stove, which is noted for its simplicity and durability. Our 1-Burner Jr. OK fortS: cur 2-Burner Jr. O K forts. These can bo bought from any dealer in the Northwest who handle the AURORA. We guarantee each Vapor Stove sent out, aa well as our 280 styles of Cooling and Heating Htoveo, known as PECKH KM’S Modern and Roll* . able Stoves. Our FARM ERB’ BOILER mado in nev» n sizes is the most economic and dur»b:e. If your dealer* do not keep these address tor particulars W. H PECKHAM. 406-4*’B Third avenue north. Minneapolis, Minn ftSB AsssoMgaraaft m CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS. M Best Cougn Rynm. Taste, g x>d. U»e Wf Ijgj in tliue. Bold by druggists. gF| II believe Piao’s Cure * for Consumption saved g my life.—A. H. Dowkll, a Editor Enquirer, Eden- is ton, N. C., April 23, 1887. [pisol ■E The best Cough Medi- § 3 cine is Piso’s Curb for § B Consumption. children S g take it without objection. p | By all druggists. 25c. £ Tg ctresToeall ElSUAW "TEF M Beat Cough Hyrup. Tastos good. Use HU in time. Bold by drugglata. >*t wsmefa J| 1 prescribe and faiiy an* dorse Bl< (4 b» the only la specific for th* certain nnw 1 TO t o f tbiadiaraae. G.H. INGRAHAM. M IT, eaaMßWtsMri- Amsterdam, N. Y. ES MfA only by the We bare sold Bl< G for Bealmany yean, and it has VBrT ™ siren the beat e! satis- faction. Ohio. D R DYCHEACO.. Chlca<o. 111. Bold by I>ru«ista. PEHMS f A nNT O I kin* Farms or Lands for svle or V A rS If! o ’*»'’>*«»<* with Gurley AFletmer, A **** AlX *“- F | M C nilctavenue»Ml»ua&vlls. ROLLING FRICTION JL B _AJR»G- JLIHSTI |f*H I\ \ \ llOil SLICKERf Th* FISH BRAKD SUCKRt t* warrant*! waHirwf, aad wtlJ keep ' th* hardest et.vrm. Th* new POMMF.L " LICK ZB f* a y*Heet n4.»* «*st, *• cow* the mtireeeddle. Beware oflmtUtlona Kon* genuine whlto .t the FM hr*nd” trade mark. Illngtrated Catalofue free. A. J. Tower, Boetoa, Maia Song of the Rarden eeeds: “Put me io my little bed.” Pteo'a cure for coneumption is thr beat cough medicine. It yon don't believe it takeadoee. By druggiete 25c. a bottle. ■» ■ Oshkosh spent SIB,OOO last year in maintaining the city fire department. The North Star Lung and Throat Bal aam is a sure cure for Coughs and Colds. - w - Grass and clover can be profitably sown before the ground is permanently thawed. Itching Piles. Ft arrows-Voistaa i intwe itching and nu*t at night; wara* •cratching. If allowed to csntinue tumor* form, which often blesd and uloar ata. becoming very acre. BwainW Oiktmbnt stops the itching and aloMing. haais ulceration. and in •nany (*«■« remove* the tumor*. It in curing all Skin bi*eaee«, DR. SW A YNK II ®(. X, Proprietor*. Philadelphia. Bwatmi Oiirnorraa be oUamad of druggwto. Kant bi mail tor 50 Canto. Consumption Surely Cured. Tn the Editor— Plea* inform your readers that 1 have a positive remedy for the abovs . named disease. By Its timely use thousands oi hopeless raws have been permanently owed. I shall be glad to send two bottles of ray remedy free to any of your readers who have consumption if they will slid ins their Expreesand P. O. address. Reej«ectluliy,T. A. Slocum. M.C..151 Pearl at N. Y. MANIPULATIONS, , p. O. Box 3258, NEW YORK. J iPOLIS, THE BEST INVESTMENT for the Family, the School, ar the I'rofsa atonal or Public Library, is a copy of the lateat issue of Webster's Uaabrxfsed. "ides many other valuable features, it contains A Dictionary of 118,000 Words, 3000 Engravings, A Gazetteer of the World locating and describing 25,000 Places, A Biographical Dictionary of nearly 10,000 Noted Persons, , - J All in One Book. SOOD more Words and nearly 2000 more Illustra tions than any other American Dictiooary. Sold by all Booksellers. Pamphlet free. t.Jk C. MERRIAM A CO.. Pvb*rs,Bpr ngfield, AWell DrillsM / HlAw For *»<"’ Purpose / I UX SOLD ON TRIAL ! II I\\ „ Investment # fl w\ * small, prof- # II w--v% wvL its 1 area. » I j yetiSßkw Send Mc.tor AW I I 4 IxJdHMKffiSr mailing Bw a Ijl large Ilins- tt.Uxl Cats logne with SS--j22W[BHBS fail particulars 4 «’V'’ Manufactured by .SO|gOULDS k AUSTIN KE|3B '67 * 169 LAKE *T. MWSomoAoo. imoa. WEAK NERcSS&S M A large Chamber Set, with Bevel Mir ror, finished in Dark Cherry, and hand somely polished, will be shipped to any address upon receipt of $25; is worth $3 5. Send for a sample of the finish. We also carry the largest as sortment of Furni ture and Draperies at equally low prices We will send pho tographs and prices of any thing in our stock free. ER & CO, carbonate of soda. One teaspoon ful of the* Arm A Hammer'* brand of Soda mixed with sour milk equals four tea- Kpoonfuis of the beat Baking Powder, earing twenty timea its coat, besides being much healthier, because it does not contain any injurious substances, suck, as alum, terra alba etc., of which many Bak ing Powders are made. Dairymen and Farmers should use onlv t he* Arm A Hammer” brand for cleaning and keeping Milk Pana Sweet and Clean.