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The Windmills of Rhode Island.
One of the many pleasing objects pre •
sen ting themselves to the eye in the
numerous line drives from Newport to
the other two towns —Middle town to
Portsmouth on the same island, are the
old-fashioned windmills. They may
truly be called old-fashioned, not only
on account of the antiquity of this
method of giindlng grain, but also be
cause of the venerable age of the struc
tures themselves. Most prominent
among these is the Old Stone Mill,
built two hundred years ago by Gover
nor Arnold, which has so absurdly
been made to do duty as a relic of the
legendary visit of the Northmen to
Newport. The Governor mentions
this structure in a deed of land adjoin
ing its site, and he evidently built it
after the model which he had seen near
ins own birthplace in England, which
is still in active working order. Doubt
less many a grist was, in years gone
by, ground within this rootless relic.
The lack of running streams, tidal or
otherwise, on the island, compelled
the flr<t English occupants of it to have
recourse to this method of manufactur
ing their breadstuff's. It offers a pretty
fairly balanced comparisonot facilities
and costs with the use of water power.
There are eight of these windmills 011
the island besides Arnold's, seven of
them doing active duty when the ele
ments are favorable to their operation ;
the view of them in motion is very
agreeable, though horses are very apt
to be frightened by the sight of their
expanded wings. The one neaiest to
Newport is on the edge of Middletown,
to the west of Paradise road. This was
built and originally set up at Tiverton
more than a hundred and twenty-tive
years ago. Its substantial oaken tim
bers, which ot course, have been often
recovered, areas hard as iron. Such a
structure needs to he very strong, or
else the wracking which a still* wind
gave to its sails would soon tear it to
pieces. The main timbers and cross
timbers are firmly stayed, so as to allow
nothing more than that apparent work
ing which is felt on mld-oeeau In the
best built wooden, or even iron ships.
The nether millstone Is set about eight
feet front the fioor, so thoroughly se
cured as not to he started in its posi
tion. A windlass arrangement draws
up a supply of corn to feed the hopper,
and flights of steps go to the top to
facilitate the oiling of the machinery
aud the regulation of the movement"
Another external wheel sets the sails
or fans to the wind, the sails being ex
panded or drawn in by rope gearing*
The horizontal revolving shaft is con
nected with a perpendicular one, to
which is firmly attached the upper
millstone. Of course the power and
capacity of the mill lor work depend
upon the force ot the wind. If this he
tempestuous and gusty, it is not safe
to allow its operation. A force of at
least ten or twelve horse-power is re
quisite for grinding hard Indian corn
into fine meal, but feed may he manu
factured with somewhat less force.
Twenty-five bushels of fine meal is a
fair product of the mill for one day.
at a little distance, the huge fans
turn gracefully in apparent silence, as
it in harmony with the z*pliyrs. But
when one stands immediately under
the shaddow of the structure there is a
majestic sweep in tlieni attended with
a corresponding sound, not exactly a
noise, and one is nfade to imagine what
would be the effect 011 his body or
skull, if he stood in the way. Yet the
required momentum seems to be less
than than that of machinery moved by
steam or water power.
A couple of solid citizens of Phila
delphia, Pa., —solid in avoirdupois as
well as in their bank accounts —were
in a horse-car a day or two since, when
a man came limping aboard apparency
suffering from rheumatism. One ol
the solid men remarked, "I've never
had a twinge of rheumatism in ray
lite," and at the same time he took trom
his pants pocket a horse-chestnut, and
displayed it with an air that seemed to
imply, "this is the little joker that did
the business." But 110 sooner had solid
citizen No. 1 displayed his chestnut
charm with a contented air than so id
citizen No. 2 also drew from his panta
loons pocket a horse-chestnut. Said
the first citizen : "I've carrie i that for
thirty years." "So have I carried this
more than thirty years," replied the
other; "but I don't carry mine for
rheumatism. I carry it for the gout."
A passenger who had been an intei esa d
listener to the toregoing, rather timidlj
asked one if he really believed there was
any virtue In a simple horse-chestnut.
"No!" answered the man. "Then why
do you carry the thing about with
you?" "Because it don't cost any
thing and can do no harm if it does no
good?" "It shows a little superstition
though." "Very well, I'll shoulder
it. In the meantime I shall keep on
carrying it. I've carried it thirty years,
and have not been troubled with the
rheumatism, and I know of others who
can testify to the same good results."
Then the lame man who had got aboard
of the car and was the cause of this
episode, put his hand in his pocket and
drew out a horse-chestnut,'and held it
up to the gaze of the others. A ripple
of laughter went up, and the two solid
ciuzeus who had pinned their faith to
the nut anticipated a set-ba ;k from the
lame man. But the latter reuia rked
"Don't laugh, gentlemen; I have faith
in the horse-chestnut. .My lameness is
not rheumatism. I got a sprain a few
days ago. I had a touch of the rheu
matism, though, about ten years ago,
and 1 got a horse-chestnut, and have
carried it in my pocket ever since."
Perhaps three men carrying horse
chestnuts is a rather big average for a
one-horse car-load of passengers, but
there are more masculines with these
horse-chestnut eharms in their pockets
than Dr. Tanner in his philosophy
"ever dreamed of."
—The telephone lias been used in
Australia to convey the sound of a chime
ol bells 240 miles.
The Bastile ol Paris, did not actually
become notorious as a State prison
until the reign of Louis XIII., al
though high personages were confined
in It Irom time to time almost from its
first existence —In fact, if tradition is
to he believed, the very noble who
built it by the King's command was the
first one to pine away in its deep recess
es. A lettre de cachet from the King was
all that was required to bring any one
there, and once their it was no easy
matter to get out, for nothing hut an
other order from the King would have
the least effect —it being to the interest
of the Governor to ha\e as many pri
soners ar possible, as he was allowed so
much per head, and the scale of prices
was very liberal —so much so that the
post was looked upon as a verv fat
berth for any one who had no objection
to doing dirty work. Not only men
but women and children found their
way into the Bastile, so that there was
often a lack of accommodations. The
cells were all in the high round towers,
where a heavy iron grating and a pecu
liar construction of the windows pre
vented more than a modicum of the
daylight from entering. The dungeons
were slightly beneath the level of the
moat, ami a narrow opening into the
ditch was all the provision for fresh
air and light. The foul odors, which
were all that the prisoner in one of
these could get as a substitute for fresh
air, soon broke down his health, and
unless he was of a very robust consti
tution he did not live long. The build
ing had accommodation for fifty State
prisoners, but when its doors were
opened 011 the memorable 14tli of July,
1879 only seven were found; among
tlieni being a man who had been a
prisoner thirty years, and who had be
came so weakened in his intellect dur
tliat time that he begged piteously to be
allowed to remain—he was so used to
the gloom and silence. Another had
been imprisoned when a boy of eleven,
and though he was now long past man's
estate, neither he nor anybody seemed
to know why he was there. Ull the
wall were the records of others who
had passed long lltetimes in those cells,
either for some reai or imaginary tri
vial offence. The Bastile was then to
the people of France a synonym of all
that was despotic, cruel and contemp
tible In the government, aud for this
reason it was razed to the ground, and
consequently, 110 doubt, the Third Re
public was selected the anniversary of
that deed for special honor.
The covetousuess or greed of royalty
may be considered as exemplified in the
ease of the Prince of Wales. It reaches
a higher climax in the instance of the
Duke of Cambridge, Queen Victoria's
first cousin, who, besides accepting SOO,-
000a year as a royal duke, with $70,000
more to his mother and two sisters,
holdsseveral well salaried civil appoint
ments and draws $34 a day as a Field
Marshal and $22,100 a year as Comman
der of the Army. He is technically de
scribed as the "General Comuiander-in-
Chief," but, were he eouimissionen as
"Commander-in-Chief of the Army,"
his nay would be double—that is, $44,-
320 instead of $22,160. Had the late
Prince Albert, who knew nothing of
military matters, been appointed com
uiander-in chief on the retirement of
"The Iron Duke," as was proposee by
Victoria, the Prince Consort, who had
been nicknamed "The Feather Bed
Field Marshal," would have received
the double pay of forty-four thousand
dollars. This flagrant job, however,
had to be shelved. The Duke of Cam
bridge, commanding the army, anil
knowing better, of course, than any one
else his own value as a warrior, has
signed a sheaf of commissions in succes
sion, making himself colonel-in-chief of
five of the crack regiments in "Her
Majesty's service"—lancers, hussars,
lite guards,grenadiers and artillery. O J
can imagine this stout gentleman, who
weighs 20 stone or 283 pounds, being in
battle with all his five regiments. How
lively his movements then Rhoulil be
to command each and all of them. Only
Dan Jiiee or that scientific equestrian,
the late Monsieur Ducrow, w ho used to
ride half a dozen horses in the circus at
one and the same time, could be com
pared to this tremendous warrior. One
regiment is thankfully accepted by
genuine soldiers who have got to the
top of the roll by long and gallant ser
vice, but princes of the blood royal as
sume to stand on a higher level than
these brave veterans, so the Duke of
Connaught, lately a Major, by very
rapid promotion, in a rifie bittalion,
now is Colonel-in-chief of a brigade,
consisting of four such regiments; the
Prince of Wales is a Colonel thrice over,
and the Duke of Cambridge has five
r giments. It seems as ii of all these
scions of royalty ought to have their
names legibly writ upon the muster roll
of the rifles. No doubt this is the opin
ion of John Bull.
GRKKxaor.sK AND WINDOW PLANTS.
—The potted plains that are to stand
out of doors should have a partly shad
ed place, and be provided with a thick
layer of coal ashqs, to prevent worms
from entering the pots below. The
plants in the greenhouse will need
shade, and this can be produced by
coating the glass with whitewash.
Muslin screens will answer in small
houses. Water should be freely used,
and the houses provided with an abun-
Jance of lresh air. Fuchsias will serve
to decorate verandas and like places,
otherwise they had best remain in the
greenhouse. Hanging baskets will
need frequent attention, and should be
plunged into a tub of water and well
-oaked at least twice a week. It is saf
er to keep all choice tropical plants in
the green house than to run any risk
with them out ofdoors. Clear the house
of all insects, and make any repairs
uecessary, while most of the plants are
SCARCELY has the warm breath of
Summer died away, when Coughs and
Uolds, those avant couriers of danger
ous disease, show themselves. Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup always cures them,
iud most Quickly too.
FARM AND GARDEN.
THKSADDLK VKKSCSTHK Broav.—The
memory ot man extendeth to the day
when the hoys on the farm were proud
to title a fine young horse to church or
to see the girls. They took pride in the
colts and taught them to move freely
under the saddle, and above all, when
the colt was broken he was taught to
walk. Now the boys must have a fine
buggy and harness, an I the colt must
show his style aud speed all the time.
The boy is in too great a hurry to allow
the colt to walk. The colt, buggy and
hoy arc soon a used-up set by last driv
ing. The whole business of buggy
riding by farmers' boys is expensive,
extravagant and demoralizing. Not
one farmer in ten can attord such a
turnout for the lad. Many of them
buy a buggy aud let it stand in the sun
and storm. They are too poor to have
a house for vehicles. Some men cannot
afford ttie luxury of a buggy. If we
could returu to the fashion of riding
011 horseback we would save millions to
the tarniers, and the boys and girls
would develop better tonus ami Lave
better health. Any lazy lout can ride
in a buggy, but to be a graceful rider
011 horseback one must have some ener
gy and get up in his nature. There is
life and health in riding 011 horseback.
The whole system feels the invigora
ting effect of it. The rider and the
horse catch the tire of sympathy and
excitement in the run or tast paces,
and every nerve and muscle of the body
is brought into bealtlitul invigorating
play. I'he mania for trotting horses
lias been felt 011 every f irui in the land.
The country Is full of road horses that
some man or hoy loves to pull the string
011. They are usually jHior saddlers,
slow walkers, and rough. We need a
reform. The place to begin is iH breed
ing a class of horses of good size, style
and action, that can move freely in
more than one gait. The English
market is open for such horses. The
well-knit horse of good style and ac
tion, suitable for a hunter or a carriage,
will bring better prices than our aver
age horse. The farmer will find it to
ins interest to raise a class of colts that
the boys will like to ride. lie can
raise three or tour fine saddle colts for
what sue buggy and harness will cost
and a fair saddle horse will bring more
than the average roadster.
Sft Hack 42 Years.
"I was troubled tor many years with
Kidney Complaint. Gravel, te.; inv
blood became thin; I was dull and in
active; could hardly crawl about; was
an old worn out man all over; could
get nothing to help me, until I got
Hop Bitters, and now I am a boy again.
Jly blood and kidneys are all right,
and 1 am as active as a man of .'lO,
"Although I am 72, and I have no doubt
it- will do as well for others of my age.
It is worth a trial. —(Father.) —Suudoy
THKCOI.T.— An abundant opportunity
for exercise in the fresh, pure air, mi
contaminated by stable odors, is an ab
solute essential to a healthy develop
ment in all young animals, it is not
sufficient that the colt be led out at sta
ted intervals for exercise, lie needs
the opportunity' to romp and play, that
he may extend his muscles to the ut
most capacity, expand his lungs to the
very depths, and send the blood cour
sing through every vein with fiery vi
gor. All this is essential to a healthy
robust development of heart and lungs,
and bone and muscle, and nowhere can
it be obtained in so great a degree of
]>erfectlon as In the freedom of the open
field. A colt that is kept in the stall
and fed highly on heating grains, is
seldom afforded an opportunity for this
health-giving exercise. Line the ten
der hot-house plant he grows up defi
cient in stamina and vigor—a victim to
his artificial surroundings, which do
violence to every want of his nature.
To the exhilaiating race in the fields
and pastures, which colts as well as
boys so heartily enjoy, he is a stranger,
and he grows up a still", clumsy brute,
with only a tithe of the development of
lungs and other vital organs that he
might have possessed under more
VALUK OF SWAMP MI CK. —S >me time
ago we remarked that an acre o' swamp
muck of good quality, 3 feet deep, was
actually worth $25,003. No doubt such
a statement is surprising. So was the
statement of I)r. Lawes, of England,
that a ton of bran, fed to cows, returned
more than its cost in manure. Swamp
muck free from sand, contains 2 per
cent., or 40 lbs., ot nitrogen in a ton.
Nitrogen is worth in the market 25
cents a pound. So that a ton of swamp
muck is actually worth $lO for the ni
trogen in it. All that is needed is to
work up the muck, so as to make the
nitrogen available. An acre of swatnp
muck, 3 feet deep, contains 2,500 ton* l ,
and would require 8 months to draw
out, at 10 loads a day. Few persons
realize the value of the fertilizing ele
ments of common waste matter which
lie uuder thci • feet, and the innumer
able tons of matter, that may be avail
able for fertilizing purposes, and tha
much of the idle and neglected materi
als represent a vast amount of wealth.
CURING FODDER. —The chief draw
back wiih the Joddir corn is the diffi
culty of properly curing such a heavy
crop of succulent green herbage.
When it is remembered that thirty tons
per acre has been reached, the problem
of curing is seen to be an important
one. The French system of ensilage
may in time come to the rescue and
provide a method ot preservation that
retains the fodder in its green state;
but the introduction of such a system
must be slow, and until then the old
method of dry preservation must be
practiced. The putting together of
large quantities of half-cured stalks
must be abandoned, as it has been the
greatest source of loss to those who
have grown fodder corn. The mow
should be thoroughly ventilated by
shafts pissing up through its centre,
and when the fodder is put in stacks,
they should be of small size, holdi ig
but a few tons, and, better still, pro
vided with a shaft, made of a few
boards, in t le middle.
VKG TINK will regulate the b >wels tc
action, by stimulating the se
cretions, cleansing and purilying the
blood of poisonous humors, and, in a
healthful and natural manner, expels
all impurities without weakening the
To increase the yield of rich milk,
give cows every day water slightly
warm and slightly salted, in which
bran has been stirred at the rate ol one
quart to two gallons of water,
NONK laugh better and oftener than
women with tine teeth.
THR System Is ore.! s > it piai. t.educed by a
severe attack 01 Diarrheal, or oilier Ahectlon ol
ihe Bowels, as to get almost beyond the reach
of medielue before the patient can realize ihe
necessity of looking about him for a remedy.
Better keep by you Dr. Jayne's Carminative
Balsam, a safe curative for Asiatic Cholera,
Cramps, Dysentery, and the summer Com
plaints of children, and thus be prudently pre
pared to treat these complaints on their first
FISH OK CI.AM CHOWDKU. — Use firm
fish, such as fresh cod, oaiilsh, etc. Do
not cook the heads; serape, cleanse,
and wash the fish. Cat it into small
pieces, leaving out as many bones as
possible. Cover the bottom of the pot
with slices of fat salt iork; place on
that a layer of chopped onions; on the
onions a layer of potatoes, on the pota
toes a layer of toimttoes on the toma
toes a layer of tish ; on the fish a layer
ol crackers or biscuit, tlrst made tender
by soaking in water or milk ; then re
peat the process, commencing with
potatoes, until the pot Is nearly full.
Kvery layer is seasoned with pepper
and salt, use only enough cold water
to nmlstcn and cook the mass. Cover
the pot closely, set it over a gentle lire,
let it heat gradually, and simmer one
hour. When nearly done, stir it gent
ly, finish cooking, and serve. When
cooked, if found 100 thin simmer a 1 ti
tle longer. The tomatoes may be omit
ted. Clam chowder is made as above,
using clams instead of fish. A chowder
may be made as above by using any
fresh meat instead of tish.
PUMPKIN PlK.— Cut the pumpkin into
thin slices and boil until tender in as
little water as possible; watch care
fully that it does not scorch ; drain otl'
all the water —Mash, and rub through
a sieve, adding, while warm, a small
piece ot butter. To every quart of the
pumpkin, after mashing, add one quart
of new milk and four eggs, the 3 oiks
and whites beaten separately; white
sugar to taste, ami cinnamon and nut
meg as desired. The oven in which
they are baked must be hot or they
will not brown. It is as well to heat
the batter scalding hot before pouring
into the pie dishes.
To RI.KACH. — Into eight quarts of
warm water put one pound 01 chloride
of lime; stir with a stick a few minutes
then strain through a bag of coarse
muslin, working it with the hand to
dissolve thoroughly. Add to this live
buckettuls of wann water, stir it well,
and put in tlie muslin; let it reuiiiu in
one hour, turning It over occasionally
that every part may get thoroughly
bleached. When taken out, wash well
in two waters to remove the lime, rinse
and dry. This quantity will bleach
twenty-five yards of yard-wide muslin.
This muslin will bleach more evenly
ami quickly if it lias been thoroughly
wet and dried before bleaching.
I.ET 1' be understood on e for all, that
CAKBOLINK, a deodorized extract of
petroleum, will positively restore hair
to bald heads and there is no other pre
paration under the face of the sun that
:an accomplish this work.
SOUK MILK CHICKS K, (SMKAK CASK). —
Take some milk, set it on the back ot
the stove where It will heat very slow
ly; it heated quickly It will curdle;
when it wheys sufli •ietitly strain
through a colander till as dry as pos
sible, then pour the curd into a pan or
into the cheese bag, and wash tho
roughly with cold water; if It has been
heated sufficiently it will not dissolve;
tie and hang bag up to drain: when
dry add sweet cream enough to make
it soft; salt o tast, set it on lee and
serve at tea time. If it is scalded too
much, or it the inilk is too sour, it will
be crumbly and not tit to eat.
STUFFED TOMATO KB. —Choose a doz MI
large, round tomatoes, cut them off
smooth at the stem end; take out the
seed and pulp; take a pound of lean
steak and two slices of bacon; chop
them line with the inside of the toma
toes; season with a finely chopped
0111011, fried, a dessert spoonful of salt,
half a teaspoonfui of white pepper, as
much cayenne pepper as you can take
on the end ola knife, and a tablespoou
ful of finely chopped parsley; add four
rolled crackers, and if too stltt, thin
with stock, water, or cold gravy. Fill
the tomatoes with this force-meat,
packing tight; sitt eracker crumbs
ever the top, and bake for an hour in a
THK liltie bixes of thin wood which
are used to carry butter or lard in,when
covered with cambric or silk, make
pretty work-boxes. Small peach-bas
kets, painted and lined with a bright
color, are ornamental and convenient
beside affording the sat.sfaction which
comes from miking something lrom
NEW I'OTATOKS iia CKKMK. —Select
some new potatoes all of the same
size—.bout as large as apric >ts. Boil
t.iem in salted water; drain them when
done, and pour over them a little
drawn-butter sauce. These potatoes,
when properly cooked and served Very
hot, are delicious.
KICK W AFKLES. —Beat together a pint
of milk, the yolk of three egg, two
ounces of butter and half a teacup of
thoroughly boiled rice; sprinkle a lit
tle salt and half a teaspoonfui of soda
into a pint of flour, and then sitt it in.
Heat thoroughly and bake in waflle
CORN FRITTERS. —Take half a dozen
large ears of corn, cut from the cob,
and mix it up witli two eggs, a cupful
of sweet milk, salt and enougli flour to
make a soft batter. Drop a table
spoonful at a time into boiling hot lard.
SOUTHERN FRIED HOMINY. —Warm
some boiled lioininy left over from the
day before; add to it a tumbler of
cream or rieh inllk, a piece of butter,
two well beaten eggs and a little flour;
.ry in hot butter.
BLACK cotton gloves will not crack
the hands if scalded in salt and water
before wearing. The salt prevents
fading. When almost dry one should
put them 011, in order to stretch them
and keep them in good shape.
">w I'aiiKled NotioiiA**
May not work injury to people when
they relate to matters of little conse
quence, but when entertained as to
what we shall take wlioti afflicted with
serious disease they may lead to dear
experience. Don't therefore trifle with
diseases of the blood manifested by
eruptions, blotches, scrofulous and
other swellings and grave symptoms,
but take that well tested and efficacious
remedy, Dr. Tierce's Golden Medical
Discovery—the greatest blood-purifier
of the age. If the bowels are very cos
tive use also Dr. Tierce's Pellets (little
CUKES FEVKK AND AGUE.
PLEASANT VALLEY, JU Daviess Co., 111,,
March 31st, 1879.
Dr. riKRCE, Buffalo, N. Y.:
Dear air—l write this to inform you
that my child, one year old, has been
permanently cured of the fever and
ague in a week's time, and the use of
but half a bottle cf your Golden Medi
cal Discovery. My wife a long suffer
er from liver complaint and bilious
ness, by the use of the Discovery and
Tellets has been entirely relieved. The
Discovery has never disapointed us l'oi
coughs aud colds. Yours truly,
A LADY sends her cook to market,
with a commission to obtain a fine fowl
for a forth-coming dinner party.
The servant returns; and her mis
tress, after closely examining the pur
chase, shakes her head doubtfully.
"Oh, madame," says the cook, "Just
wait till It has been truffled, and see if
it doesn't look splendid. It'll be just
like you when you dress up and put on
"Which," said the cook, subsequent
ly, In relating the anecdote, "1 got a
month's warning 011 the instant."
WIIKN a rumor reached Versailles,
early in the course of the seven years'
wsr, that Frederick the Great had been
taken prisoner, and would shortly be
brought to France, the Duchess of Or
leans, wiiose esteem for Louis XV.
never was particularly great, cried 111 a
nieely affected rapture:
"Ob, that'll be jolly ! 1 do so want to
see a king!"
KKCOROKR. — "You have been behav
ing very badly. You not only got
drunk, but you resisted, the officer and
used improper language." Prisoner —
"I say, did you ever get drunk, ami
then just about the time you felt tired,
and wanted to go to sleep, did you ever
iiave a policeman paw you about like
you were a green watermelon? Say!"
Recorder—"No; I was never drunk."
Prisoner—"Then don't talk."
Hog us Cvitifltiiitaa.
it is no vile drugged stuff, preten
ding to be made of wonderful foreign
roots, barks, Ac., and puffed up by
long bogus certificates of pretended
miraculous cures, but a simple, pure,
ellVeiive medicine, made of well known
valuable remedies, that furnishes its
own certificates by its cures. We refer
to Hop i> tu-jf, tin* purest and best of
med eiues. See another column.—
A TUN ANT hud been dancing all night
over the lic.ol ot his landlord. At six
in the morning the latter comes up
stairs and complains bitterly of the
annoyance. "What annoyance?"
asked the tenant. "Why, 1 haven't
slept a wink all night," is the answer.
"Neither have 1, says the tenant,
"and yet 1 don't make any fuss about
AN Irish woman called atthegrocer's
the other day and asked for a quart of
vinegar. It was measured, and she put
it into a gallon jug. She then asked
for another quart to lie put in the same
vessel. >( Aud wliy not ask for half a
gallon, and have done with it?" said
the grocer. "Oh ! bless your little bit
of a soul," answered she, "it's for two
How beautiful is night! How silent
ly she tiptoes across the meadows of
yonder peaceful vale. I hear, in fancy,
the soft rustle of her shadowy gar
uiaiits as they trail above th"—blank,
blank, the blaukety cats! There they
go again! When a fellow does feel a
little touch of sentiment there's always
something to startle hi n back to t e
stern realities of lite.
MARK TWAIN makes an excellent
suggestion tor the safety of steamboat
passengers. He would have every
steamboat compelled to carry in a con
spicuous place tin- following notice:
"In ea<e of disaster do not waste pre
cious time in meddling with the life
boats —they are out of order."
"M Y dear doctor, where should you
recotuinend nie to go this Summer?"
"Where should you like to go ?"
"I don't care where, provided my
husband isn't there."
"DUTY stares me in the face," said
the deacon, when the custom house
officers caught him smuggling a dozen
pair of gloves.
GIVE the chilureu iigui suppers, put
thetn to bed earl}*. Bread and milk
toast, oat meal mush with sugar and
uillk, and a little fruit, are excellent
for the juveniles to go to bed on.
WE do not pufl' up everything, but
when an article ha? as much merit as
Dobbins' Electric Soap, (made bv Ciag
in & Co., Philadelphia, Pa..)we gladly
praise it, as does everv one who eve
tried it. Try it once.
SMITHKRS believes in unlucky num
bers. For instance, he says it's unlueky
to have thirteen persons at table when
there is only dinner enougli far ten.
"Ocii," said a love-sick Hibernian,
"what a recreation it is to be dying of
love ! it sets the heart aching so deli
cately there's no taking a wink of slape
for the pleasure of the pain."
"WHAT! only five policemen for a
place like this?" exclaimed a traveler.
"Oh," replied the native calmly, "they
have no difficulty in keeping what lit
tle peace we have."
GOD took his soltest clay and his
purest colors and made a fragile jewel,
mysterious and caressing—the finger
of a woman. The devil awoke and at
the end of that rosy finger put —a nail.
A WOMAN'S heart, like the moon, is
always changing, but there is always a
man in it.
A BEAUTIFUL woman is the piradise
of the eyes and the purgatory of the
CONTACT with a high-minded woman
is good tor the life of any man.
THE profession of woman is the hard
est ot all professions.
THE irritable artist often paints in
OF all blessings, ladies are the sooth
THE taste forever refines in the study
WOMAN is the Sunday of man.
EXACTLY WHAT IS WANTED AND
SOUGHT A FTKR —To find a safe, reli
able, harmless, not repulsive remedy
that can be taken without interfering
with business or pleasure, r>* disorgan
izing the system, a simpU vegetable
compound assisting nature to get rid of
impurities In a gradual manner as na
ture Intended. Such is in Simmons'
Liver Regulator, and the trial and use
is all that is necessary to prove this to
the most skeptical. Complete satisfac
tion Is secured to every one, and cer
tainly it is a satisfaction to find the head
clear, the bowels regular, the blood
purified and the breath sweet. The
Regulator is so mild, so gentle, so harm
less, and does such a world of good in
correcting the stomach, regulating the
bowels, and restoring the health, that
all that is necessary is to give it a trial.
"I can recommend as an efficacious
remedy for all Diseases of the Liver,
Heartburn and Dyspepsia, Simmons'
"LEWIS G. WUNDER,
Ass't Post Master, Phila."
The it on aon Why.
The tomo ffectof Kidnsv-Wort is produced
by ite clemming and purifying action on tbg
blood. Where there in a gravelly deposit in
the urine, or niiikr, ropy urine" from disor
dered kidneys, it cures without fail.— Jnde-
lllore to file than Gold.
WALPOLI, Mass., March 7, IMO.
Mk. H. R. HTKVKNH:
1 wish to inforrn you what Vegetine has done
forme. 1 have been troubled with Ervslpelat
Humor for more than so year.i in my llmba nd
oi her parts ot my body, and have been a great
HufTerer. I eoinrnenced taking Vegetine one
year ago la.si Augugi. and can truly BSJ It has
done more for me than any other medicine. 1
Beem to tie perfects free from this humor and
can recommend it to every one. would not bo
without this medicine—'tis more to me than
gold—and I feel It will prove a blessing to others
as It has to tne.
Yourg. moat respectfully,
MRS. DAVID CLARK.
J. BENTLEY, 81.fD., say,:
II bai done more gond then wll medl
NKWMAKKKT. Out.. Feb. 9, liso.
Mr. H. R. STKVINK, Boston, Mass.-
Hlr—l have sold during the past year a con
siderable quanMty of your Vt getlne. and I b -
lleve, IIJ all cases it lias given a •tUfacilou. in
one case, a delicate young lady of about 17
y> ars was much benefited by lie use. Her pa
rents Informed me that 11 bad done her more
good than all the medical treatment to which
she had previously been subjected.
J. BENTLKY, M. D.
Loudly in its Praise.
ToaoBTO, Ont., March 3,1850.
H. R. STKVKNS, Boston;
Dear blr—considering the short time that
Vegetine has been b<-rore che public here. It
Belli well as a blood purifier, and lor troubles
arising from a sluggish or torpid liver It Is a
llrst-cfass luedlctue. Our customers speak
loudly in Its praise.
J. WRIGHT A CO.,
Cor. auU Elizabeth Streets.
H. K NTEVENB, Boalon, Hhi.
Vegetine is Sold by all Druggists.
FT. MADISON k NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY CO.
DATED APRIL 1, 1880. and I)UK IN 1906.
Bonda of S3OO and sl9ooeach.
Principal and Interest Payable In Gnldi
In New York.
UNION TRUST CO.. New York, TRUSTER.
Length of Rad, 100 mile#; whole iaiaaof Honda,
$700,000, being 07.000 nermiie.
Lo' alio of road—from City ofTort Madison, lowa,
on Mia.lanip|>l River, toOity of Oac-tlooaa, lowa.
lt.ter.-et payable April let and October let.
Par ante at 93 an l arernrd Interred.
With earl* S3OO and SICAO Hond there will
be glrrn a.a Im>uii|lOU nod I'iOO re.pert-
IVfTy In full paid capital atvck ol the
A ep.i. atiuua for Bo> rta, or for farther Information,
Circulars. Ac., ahould be made to
JAMES M. DRAKE & <O., Bankers,
■vasal Baildlns, >9 Wall sat.. >. V.
Though KhaUlag like an Aapen Teal
with tue chills and fever, the victim of malaria
may 811.1 t©cover by udng tills c -Übraird spe
citlc. which not only breaks UD the most Aggra
vated attacks, but prevents "their recurrence,
li Is lnflnl ely preferable to quinine, not only be
cause It does the business far more thoroughly,
but on account or in per*© c wholesume
nes> an 1 invigorating action upon >he entire
ivstem. For sa eby all Druggists and dealers
WetCChetler, I'heiler Connly. Pa ,
Ha* always a full liu.- of NURSERY ST'tCK.oa
hand. Specialties for thi* falls Fine I'rab Ap
Kle-. Apple. Pench ami t'berry Treea.
edge ('lnula in Urge and stuali quaut tiea
HC\/f iKI Af w sorplu* animals ol both sex si
ULV Ull f sale reasonable. PalitrvM lur
P A TTI L call H-von Herd 11 .ok
\J t\ I ILL S. Stk van-on, Clark 'a Green, Pa.
#d'AX~YI AKK $3 PER DAY
Selling our new
Platform Family Scale
Weighs accurately up to 9® lb*.
Its handsome appearance sells it
at sight to hotiiekeepera. Retail
price 8 Oth-r family Scales I
weighing 26 lbs. cannot be bought
for lee- thau 05. A regular
Room lor AgenU. Exclusive territory given.
Terms and rapid aab-s aurpr ae old agent-. Send tor
particulars. DOMESTIC SCALE CO., IN7 W 3IU
Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The remedial management of tli<-se diseases peculiar to women has afforded & large experience at
the World's Dispensary and Invalids' Hotel, In aif.-iptimr remedies for tln-lr euro. Many thousands ol
eases have annually Iteen treate<l. Dr. Pierce's Kuvorlh* Prescription is the result or this extended
experience, and lias become justly celebrated for 'ts many ami remarkable cures of all those chronic dis
WEAKNESSES PECULIAR TO FEMALES.
Favorite Prescription is a powerful Restorative Tonic to the entire svstem. It is a nervine of un
surpassed ellloary, and while it quiets nervous irritation, it strengthens ihe enfeebled nervous svslcin,
thereby restoring it to liealthful vigor. The following diseases are among those in which the Favorite
Prescription has worked cures as If hy magic, and with a certainty never la-fore attained, vht: 1-eneor
rh<es; excessive flowing; pntnful mer?-l ruil ton; " "nut urnl an ppreaalona; weak back; prolapsus, or
falling of the uterua; untevernlon; retroversion; Ueurlng-lown seiuuitlon; ebronk- congeal lon, Isflaua
inutlon, and ulceration; Intcrnul heutl nervous dcprciudon; nervous und sick hrsduche | debility;
iil'd barrenness, or sterility, when not caused by 6tncture of the neck of the womh. When the latti r
condition exists, we can. iiv other means, readily remove the Impediment to the bearing of oAprlag
(see Invalids' Guide Rook. sent for one stamp, or the Medical Adviser).
Favorite Prescription Is sold under a positive guarantee. For conditions, see wrapper around bottle.
"HO LIKEWISE."— Mrs. E. F. Morgan, of New Castle, Lincoln Co., Maine, savs: " Five years ago I
was a dreadful sudt-rcr from uterine troubles. Having exhausted the skill of three physicians, 1 was
completel., discouraged, and so weak 1 could with difficulty cross the room alone. 1 began taking
vour - Favorite Prescription' and using the local treatment recommended In your 'Common Sen**
Medical Adviser.' 1 commenced to improve at once. In three months I was perfectly cured, and
have had no trouble since. 1 wrote a letter to niv family paper, briefly mentioning how my health had
been restored, and ottering to send the full particulars to any one writing me for them and enclosing
a stamped envelope for replu. 1 have received over four hunnred letters. In reply, T have described
iny ease and the treatment used, ami earnestly advised them to 'do likewise.' From t great tuaiiy I
have received second letters of thanks, stating that they had commenced the u c e of Favorite Prescrip
tion, sent for the 'Medical Adviser,' and applied the local treatment so fully and plainly laid down
therein, and were much tK-tter already." Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is sold by oil druggtets.
EVKKY INVALID LADY should read "The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser," In which
over liftv pages arc devoted to the consideration of those diseases peculiar to Woiueu. Seut, post-paid,
for HH.SO. Address, WORLD'S DISPENSARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, BUFFALO, N. Y.
are quickly and surely cured by the use of KIDNEY-WORT. This new and wonderful remedy which is
having such an immense sale in all parte of the country, works on natural principles. It restores strength
and tone to the diseased organs, and through them cleanses the system of accumulated and poisonous
humors. Kidney diseases of thirty years standing have been cured, also Piles, Constipation, Rheumatism,
&c., which have distressed the victims for years. We have volumes of testimony of its wonderful curative
power. No longer use Alcholic Bitters, which do more harm than good, or drastic pills, but use natures
remedy, KIDNEY - W OUT, and health will be quickly regained- Cet It of your Druggist, Price, SI.
(Will send post paid.) WELLS, RICHARDSON A CO., Prep's, BurUngto.., Vt
Tkit Acta at the Suae Tine M
NfTlie Liver, The Bowels end The lidneysw
Li Thit combined action givee U wonderful M
power to cured I dictate*. W
□Why Are We Sick ?Q
WmSBSSSSS SSESSSS SSES 553E5E35
■ Becau** we allow the** great organ* to be n
Wweomt clogged or torpid, and poitonout hu-J 1
f 1 mori art therefor* forced into tk* bloodU
thould be expelled naturally. 9
MBllloaiaem, Files, Coaetipatloa, KMasyH
VI Complaint* aad Disease*. Weak- 9V
aesaea and Nervosa Disorder*.
MMby canting jrit action of thttt organ* onjfll
theirpower to throw of aiteaet. U
M Why Suffer Billoaapalna aad aehea I
IH Why tormented with Piles, CosstlMtioatn
S 4 Why frightened erer die ordered Kidaeya >ll
I Why endure aerroaa ar etch headacihaaf ■
■ Why hare alee plena alffhta I
H UU KIDNEY WORT and rtfoie* Infl
VI health. Itie a dry, vegetable compound
[JOM wBl auk*ax(U*fMalMaa.l
moot It of your Druggitt, he will order uPV
for you. Price. SI.OO. |4
M WILLS, uomssov k CO., Pwprletwi, M
n| | (Wntwaap-tpsM.) Bnrßgt*. VI. j
(A Medicine, not a. Drink,)
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AMI TUB Printer AND HkhtMKDICALQt'ALI I
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AM Diseases of the Stomach, Bowels, Blood.l
Liver. Kldaeya, and Urinary Organs, Ner- I
Vouaoesa, hleculeaaneaaand especially
SIOOO IN GOLD.
Will lie paid for a eaae they will not cure orH
help, or for anything impure or Injurious I
found In them.
Aak your drngglst for Hop Blttera and try!
them before you alcep. Take no Other.■
D. 1 C. 1 an absolute and Irrrslstlbleeuee fori
Drunieuena, uae of opium, tobacco and I
mammon f.xjtd roa CIKCCLAB. ■■■
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