Millheim Journal. (Millheim, Pa.) 1876-1984, June 02, 1881, Image 4

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The character and process of the man
ufacture of oleomargarine or tallow
butter are simple enough, but are no*
generally understood on account of
the prejudice which very naturally
exists against the article. The oi' and
butter are made out of beef fat. The
fat is taken from the slaughtered ani
mals and conv yed at enco to the fac
tory, where it undergoes an overhaul
ing. The fat is then submitted to two
distinct processes of melting and refiu
ing. It first passes through a
in which an auger shaped shatt re
volves, and from this it is delivered,
mashed to a paste, into huge kettles*
These kettles stand in boiling water,
which heats the tat to blood beat and
separates all substanees which are
soluble at that temperature. The oil
is drawn from the first kettles into
barrels, and as it still contains stea
rine, it soon hardens. It is then put
through the final process of refining.
Packed in white cloths, made lor th.
purpose, it is put in cakes or 1? yers
into poweriul 1 ydraulio presses, by
which the pure oil is pressed out into
receive!s and ci nv yed through pipes
to an adjoining builaing, wbere it is
delivered, tasteless and tree from odor
into barreli. The steariue remains in
the cloths, and is sold separate y. As
the oil ruus from the faucets it is ot a
bright, clear amber color. This is the
substance which is exported, aud some
idea may be iormed of the exten of
the foreign demand from ine tact that
three thousand barrels, c utaiuing
over one miLion pounds of the oil,
have been shipped within thepa?tweek
on an order from a single house in
Holland. When into the butter
the oil is put into large tanks with
fiesh milk aud churned by machine- y
until ttcomesoutasubstaiicesimiiar in
appearance to butter. The Dutch in
Holland will not buy the butter as
made in this count?y, but bey tbe oil
and make the butter themselves.
CLIMBING PLANTS. - Our farmers
could ea-ily have lets of interesting
plates alont their Louies, especially
near v oo< lands. A pile of old siqjnps
eau be covered with creeping, twin
ing or climbing plants, aud though it
brings nothing back to ihe purse it
will often give more pleasure than
money can bi y, to their wives, little
ones, and lrlends, Many kinds cf
cl mbing plants have some curious
things about them. One of the Passi
floras opens its flowers with a loud
noise, lit ice probsblv its name. The
luocu seed, has a cu
rious sLell that partially covers the
seed. It looks like half a hazel nut
shell wiih the nut in it. The ladies oi
the South collect them to make rustic
frames for pictures. The Periploca
has a carious pipe like appendage to
the flower, hence it is called Dutch
man's Pipe. The Loasa i 3 covered with
hairs that will sting like a bee's sting
if touched by any tender partot a per
son's body.
BEETS retain their sugary, delicate
fia\or much better by baking Instead
oi boiling; turn often in the pan while
in the oven, using a knife, as a tork
w ill cause the juice to flow when done
remove the skin, slice and season with
butter, pepper and salt, or if for pickle
slice Into good cold vinegar.
YOUNG stock at pasture should be
taken to the barn belorethe nights be
come very cold. There is no profit
whatever in keepiug any animals that
are not constantly gaining, and it is
not unusual to find cattle at pasture
grow ing poor as early as October.
IT is well for farmers to bear in
mind that the average for all
breeds of cows is about six pounds
of hsy or its equivalent, for one quart
of mnk.
The Date in Algeria.
• The date tree requires not only
abundant irrigation, but great solar
heat. The Arabs say that it stands
with its feet in the water and its head
in the fires of heaven, The love of the
Arab for this precious tree may well
be imagined, growing as it does in the
sand, contenting ltte'-f with water so
valine as to destroy ordinary vegeta
tion, giving a graetful shade when all
around is burnt up by the ardent heat
of summer, resisting the winds, which
bend hut cannot break its flexible stem,
and affording a fruit sought for in
every part of the world.
The male tree, of course, bears no
fruit; it has merely a hunch of flowers
Inclosed until maturity within a
spathe. The females have also buncbas
of flowers which, however, cannot he
come developed into fruit until fecun
dated by the pollen of the male flower.
To insure this result the Arabs ascend
the trees in the month of April and in
sert into every female spathe a port on
of the pol'en of the male flower. The
fruit then begins to swell, and forms
long clusters weighing from twenty to
forty poundg In a season. To multiply
the date tree, the Arabs do not sow the
seed, as they could not then he sure of
the sex of the trees; they perfer to
plant the suckers from the bise of a
female tree, whence the nane ''Phoe
nix;" these become productive in
about eight years, but do not attain
full fruition before twenty or twenty
five. The trees are about forty-five
feet high, and as they are planted very
close together they afford a dense
shade, in which, -however, the air cir
culates freely, so that all kinds of
frtlit, vegetables, etc.. can be cultiva
ted below them. The trees will live
for about two hundred years; they are
worth preserving after a century.
When they are no longer valuable for
lhe fruit, the sap is extracted to make
a kind of insipid wine; and the heart
or cabbage of the tree is also eaten.
They are then cut down, and the wood,
although very inferior in quality, is
here valuable, whereon other kind can
he produced. The roo.s are used for
fencing and roofing, and the leaves
are made into mats, baskets, sacks and
Like all other species ol cultivated
plants, the date tree has numerous
varieties. In the oases of the Zibas
seventy distinct varieties are recog
The trees come into flower in spring,
in March or April, and the friut is
ripe about October. The date is called
the King of the Sahara, and is regard
ed as the most nutritious of fruits.
Many of the Arabs life on dates and
hread. *
BROOK TROUT. —An inhabitant of A
trout region says that brook trout are
neyer so good as when cooked in the
following simple fashion. When
cleaved and wiped dry with a soft
cloth and a gentle hand, dip them
lightly in flour and lay tkeiu in a
"spider," or frying-pan in which a
moderate amount of the most delici
ous lre?h butter is sizzling. Sprinkle
delicately with salt, and let them fry
quickly until the flesh looks done and
the skin is crisp brown. Thus served
a bro k trout is "a dream of delight."
There are three necessary things
about this method : The fish must be
newly arrived from wriggling about in
their palace of running water; the pan
and the butter must be very hot—the
latter sputtering—before the fish are
placed therein; and the butter must
be best of the best and freshest of the
fresh—newly churned, if possible.
pudding is the best over inado in spite
of tbe fact that it is the cheapest. The
secret of its perfeotioß is the long
cooking it gets. For a six o'clock din
ner the rice and milk should be put on
early in the forenoou. The best thing
to cook it in is a double kettle. Let it
simmer on the back of the stove—it
must never boll—until a couple ol
hours before dinner. It will then be
a thick, creamy substance. Then salt
and sweeten lr, to tasct, put it Into a
pudding dish, and bake it in a moder
ate oven until it is of a jelly like thick
ness and the top is slightly browned.
It eau be eaten either hot or eeld. If
the latter is preferred, the pudding
may be made the day before, if that is
most convenient. If desired a llavor
may be added. This is emphatlcaliy
the perfect pudding of the kiud.
satisfy the cravings for flesh of the
most fastidious Lenten epicure is pre
pared iu this manner: Boil two
pounds of small well-cleaned eels;
then having cut the fins quite close,
pick off the fiesh and throw the bones
into the liquor with a 1 ttle mace, pep
per, salt and a slice or two of onion;
boil till quite rich and strain it. Make
force meat of the flesh of- the eels,
auehovy, parsley, a grated lemon peel,
a truffle, bread crumbs, salt and pep
per and four ounces of warmed butter,
lake the flesh of bass, shad or white
fish and lay on the force meat, having
rubbed it with salt and pepper. Four
the gravy over, cover with paste and
To COOK BKEFSTKAK. —S!it the out
side or fat part, say every four inches,
cutting through to the lean, which
prevents contraction aud iuereases the
tenderness. Have a bright lire and
gridiron hot before putting it on; turn
over to prevent burning. A steak an
inch and a half thick will be cooked in
from seven to ten minutes. Have some
melted butter with a good supply of
pepper aud salt, and pour over the
steak just before it goes to the table.
To fry, prepare iu the same way; put
a little butter or lard in the pan or
griddle and let it brown be'.ore putting
on the meat; cook quickly, and,
whether boiled, lried or roasted. It
you want it juicy and tender, never
salt until alter it is cooked.
Peuteves in La France Medicals, rec
ommends, in order to render cod-liver
oil tasteless, the mixing of a table
spoontul of it intimately with the yolk
of an egg, and the addition of a few
drops ol essence of peppermint and
half a tumbler of sugared water, so
as to obtain an emulsion. By this
means the taste and characteristic
odor of the oil are entirely covered,
and the patients take it without the
slightest repugnance. Besides, the
oil, being thus rendered misclble with
the water in all proportions, is in as
complete a state of emulsion as the
fats at the moment they penetrate the
chyle vessels; consequently absorption
is better assured.
HARD SOAP.— Six pounds of clean
grease, six pounds ot sal soda, three
pounds of stone lime: slake the lime
and put it into four gallons of soft wa
ter; add the sal soda, and when dis
solved let it settle. Hour off the water
into au iron kettle and add the grease
melted and boil. If the soap does not
come after boiling a few mi iutes add
more sott water till it is ot the consist
ency of honey, Wet a tub and pour
the hot soap into it. When cold cut it
into pieces and lay it away to dry.
Always make soap in an iron kettle.
TIIE following ointment is said to be
"excellent for an inflamed bunion:
lodine, twelve grains; spermaceti
ointment, half aii ounce. A portion
about the size of a hor6e bean to be
rubbed on the affected part twice or
thrice a day. If the bunion is not in
flamed, the best remedy is to place on
it tirst a piece of diacblyon plaster,
oxide of lead and oil, and upon it a
piece of thick leather, this having a
hole the size of a bunion cut in it.
SI'ICE CAKES.— Take one cup of mo
lai;Ses, three-quarters of a cup of sugar,
one tat lespoonful of ginger aud a tca
spoonfui each of powdered cloves,
cinnamon and allspice. Add these to
one-half cup of melted butter, and
heat in two teaspoonfuls of soda and
flour enough te roll. Koll very thin,
cut out with a tin cutter and bake in
pans in a hot oven.
FLOATING ISLAND.— Beat the yolks of
four eggs with two tablespoonfuls of
sugar; a teaspoonful of flour; then
stir into a quart of milk, and bring it
to a boll, stirring it all the time; hav
ing the whites beat nicely, and slip it
on the top of the milk, di|>ping a little
of It on to cook the egg, then grate
nutmeg over the top; let it cool and it
is ready for table.
ting away winter clothes see that they
are clean and whole. It is a great com
fort to take them out ready for use.
Have a bag to hold the stockings of
each member of the family. Label
each one, in order to save time and
not be obliged to look into each to find
the ones you wish to use.
DRY saw-dust or spent tan-bark,well
dried, is a good and cheap substance to
put in a lath-and-plaster wall to dead
en, as much as possible, sounds pro
ceeding from one room to another.
Sand is effectual if the lathing is suffi
ciently strong to admit its use.
IF clothes are absolutely dry before
they are folded and laid away they
will not mildew.
IN roasting meats do not salt before
putting into the oven, as salt extracts
the j alee.
EVERY closet and room in the house
should be thoroughly inspected once a
A QUINCY druggist was slt'ing be
side tne base-burner in his store star
ing at the rows of bottles on the
shelves, and wondering why people
don't take more medicine, when the
door softly opened and an eight-year
old urchin dodged in. Walking up to
tbe compounder of prescriptions, he
"Mister, ain't there some kind of
stud that you kin rub on that'll make
a lellow's skin as tough as nil eleph
The druggist looked the bey over,
and replied:
"Yes, the oil of tauinn will harden
the skin, if that's what you mean."
"That's the trick Fm play in' lur
exactly. Gimme ten cents' worth."
While putting it up the druggist
asked : "What do you want to harden
your hands for? Going to the country
to husk corn ?"
"Husk nothin' an' my ban's is as
tuff as rawhide now. Dm just a work
ing up a little scheme to circumvent,
the old woman's slipper. I tried a
layer o' le leather, but she tumbled
to my little game at the first inter
view, an' when 1 fell buck on a lolded
newspaper she heard it erackiu' alore
she got me on her knee, but if this
here stufi does its duty, I think I've
got the bulge on her, light from the
word go. How long does it take such
.le as ihis to put on a pad thick enough
to knock the lire out of uu average
spaukin' ?"
When the desired information was
given him, he trotied oil' down the
street, siuging : "If at first you dou't
succeed, try, try again?"
[Wilmington, (Del.) Dally Republican.]
Mrs. Adam Grubb, 231 Walnut street
Iris been a great sufferer for a number
of years from extreme pain in tin
feet, soun-thing like rheumatism. She
was also very much troubled with
corns and bunions. It was with grea'
difficulty that she could walk, and
sometimes when she would visit her
husband's shoe store or any of her
children, she could not get home
again without assistance, an 1 often
when she was walking along the
streets she would be seized with such
acute pain that she was compelled t
stop at the neighbors on her way until
she got better. Some two weeks ago she
fieard of the wonderful cures St.
Jacob's Oil was effecting and she at
once commenced to use it and experi
enced great relief immediately. The
pains have left her feet and ankles ami
the inflammation lias left the corns
aud bunions. She is now tripping qp
to her husband's shoe store and out 10
tee her chidren without experiencing
any pain.
A PROMINENT citizen was observed
a short time since sitting on a beer keg
in front of a leading saloon, apparent
ly exhausted to a last degrte. Another
happened along,and with considerab e
concern asked what was the matter.
"I've been to church," sighed the
weary one.
"Fact: first time in eight years,
though. Whew!"
"What church did you go to?"
"The Lplskipple. Whew!"
"What the devil ails you, man ?"
"Well, it ain't no place lor a man to
go to that puts in a week's hard work,
and wants to rest on Sunday. What
with gettin' up an' kneelln,' an'
bendin' one's back and straighten n' it,
an' chippin' in to help the parson out,
a feller might as well put in an' hour
an' half at a gymnasium.
it is too inucii like work.
Then ilie two prominent citizens
went into the leading saloon and play
ed pedro and hois ed beer for liye hours
without getting tired.
"Do you know a person named John
Fairehild?" inquired one citizen ot
ano her a- they met 011 Lamed street
the other day.
"John Fairehild? No; never heard
of him."
"Such a person called on me yester
day and said he was an old friend of
"Then he lied. What did he want 9 "
"He asked for the loan of five dol
"And because lie said he was an old
friend of mine you let him have it,the
"No, sir; because he said he was an
old triend of yours I showed him the
door at ouce!"
"Urn," growled the one.
"Um," replied the other, and they
slowly backed off and continued their
[CamDridgeport, (Mass.) American Protestant.]
A lady friend of ours called the
other day and stated that her liusbaud
had seen St. Jacob's Oil advertised in
our paper; he used It for rheumatism
and was convinced of its merits.
AN elderly lady, who was very In
dignant at the conuuct of a man in a
street car who was smoking, punched
the driver in the back her umbrella,
and asked; "Driver, ain't it agin the
rules to smoke in tills car?" "You
can smoke as inueh as you please, ma
dam, if the gentlemen dou't object,"
was the response. Then she pulled
the strap and got out.
HE drew his breath with a gasping
sob, with a quavering voice he sang,
but his voice leaked out and could not
drown the accompanist's clamorous
bang. He lost his pitch on the mid
dle A, he faltered on lower D. he
foundered at length like a haltered
wreck adrift 011 lhe wild, high C.
"How one thing brings up another,'
said his lady, in pleasing retrospec
"Yes," replied D.bbs: "an emetic,
for instance."
She lei 1 the table in a huff.
A PHILADELPHIA man, who was
furnished by the saloon keeper with
watered whi-ky, objected, on the
ground that although the llish was
willing the spirit was weak.
No More Uartl Times.
If you will stop spending so much
on fine clothes, rich food and style, buy
good, healthy food, cheaper and better
clothing; get more real and substantial
things of life every way. and especi
ally stop the foolish habit of employ
ing expensive quack doctors or using
so much of the vile humbug medicine
that does you only harm, but put vour
trust in that simple pui-e remedy llop
Bitters; that cures always at a trifling
cost, and you will see good times and
have good health.
SMALL boy to a farmer who was gaz
ing with admiration upon his flour
ishing tobacco Held: "Will it soon
have plugs on, papa?"
THERE is 110 necessity to neglect
your business if you will only use Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup at once; the most
reli ible remedy in the world for
Ceughs, Colds, etc.
LOSSES IN FEEDING. — It IF a well net
tled fact that a large per cent. o< the
food of poorly b'ed stock Is utterly
y ated. On'y well 1 red stock of any
kind have a good capacity tor assimi
lating ihelr food- When a given quan
tity f fetd may w th < ontldence be re-.
Hed upon to make ten pound* of beef,
pork, etc., when f d to well bred s f ock
It tg tact of all experience that when
fed to poorly hied anlma's It will fall
a lar.'*e per cent, short of that nombor
of p>und*. The difference, as a ready
state I, lies in the wldly different capa
ctv to assimilate and digest. 80 It is
seen that the loss of breeding lie at the
bottom of the matter Farnrers and
stock men, when considering the mat
ter of >-t ok on the farm, should con
sider whether it is their interest to be
content with that clas of low bred
g'ook which certainly result in farm
waste: especially so when wl b a goo 1
animal they can soon bring uo their
stock to high grades. A goo I one at
the bead or the herd may cost a hun
dred or two dollars, but not halt so
much as the usual annual waste of food
and time.
COTTON BKKD OlL.— Trie manufact
ure of oil iroui the cotton seed is be
coming of importance in the United
States. The annual quantity of seed
converted into oil now amounts to
about four hundred and ten thousand
tons, the yield being at the rate of
some thirty-live gallons of oil to the
ton of seed. .Moreover, each ton leaves
seven hundred and lltty pounds of oil
cake ol admirable fattening qualities.
A great deal of the oil is exported to
Italy and other countries where the ol
ive is a staple; and in point ot fact,cot
ton seed oil Is there superseding olive
oil, not ouly for utilitarian purpose,
but also as au article of food.
d'.y 6: ys a lit wppHper correspondent, 1
saw a norse fall, and try twelve tunes
to rise, and nobody knew how it could
be done, till a woman walked out from
the sidewalk without a word, and put
ting her hand In the sleigh drew out
one ot the blankets there and t'.irew it
under the annual's feet; he felt some
thing he could stand ou, and by that
one fore foo. he brought his whole
bo i \ up and looked around glad and
HOSES nted very rich so-1 to bring
them to pericction, thriving beat in a
mixture of w*ll rolled manure, * a:iu
and garden loui. To stint them 01
nourishment is poor economy
Giving My Practical Experience.
Also, the Practical Experience
Twenty-five Practical Farmers
With Ensilage and Silos,
Giving their experience of feeding stock of al
kinds wit h Ensilage and the practical resilts,
conclusively allowing the undoubted success or
this process— the Ensilage of Green Forage
crops. By this process the farmer can realize
live dollars in place of one dollar, as practised
by the old system of farming. Also wonderful
experiments of reeding poultry at one-half the
usual cost on Ensilage.
This book contains 120 pages, elegantly bound
In clotli.
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In 1869 Herr von Bezold Interred
froui observations in Bavaria that there
was an increase Irom yea*- to year in
the nntuber of buildings struck by
lightning. Tbeie seemed to be also an
Increase in the number ot thunder
storms, and this was assigned as the
cause. A little later,observations (by
others) In Saxony and Bchleswig-Hol
stein also showed an Increase in the
number of houses struck, but 110 com
parison was made with the number of
thunder storms. Herr Holtz has late
ly made a luller Inquiry on the basis of
data from all parts of Germany, and
from Austria and Switzerland. In his
brochure on the subject he publishes two
tables, one to show the increase or de
crease of thunder storms since 1854,
since 1882 and since 1870 in the differ
ent regions, the other the increase or
decrease of lightning risk estimated
from comparison of the number of
lightning strokes on houses with the
entire number of houses. It appears,
then, that while any increase in the
number of thunder storms is extreme
ly small, and there is in some cases
even a decrease, the lightning risk
fchows a very large increase, and in no
case a decrease. Thus the increase ot
risk from lightning must be regarded
ss not due, unless In very slight mea
suse.tomvteoioiogical influences. This
appears more distinctly in that the in
crease of lightning risk is proportion
ately greater as the compared years
are further apart; but it is not so with
the inert am of thunderstorms (which,
e.g., is less since 1854 than 1885). To
explain the Increased risk by telluric
changes, llerr Holtz supposes the
clearance of forest land has to do wilh
it; perhaps, also, the Increase of rail
ways, Doth of these bringing thunder
storms more to towns and villages,
Another probable cause is the in
creased tase ot metal in house construc
Guilty ot WruDic.
Some people have a fashion of con
fusing excellent remedies with the
large nias of "patent medicines,'' and
In this tnis they are guilty of a wrong.
There are some advertised remedies
fully worth all that is asked for them,
and one at least we know of—Hop Bit
ters. The writer has had occasion to
use the Bitters <n just suoh a climate
as we have most of the year in Bay
City, and has always fouud them to be
first-class and reliable, during all that
is claimed for them.— Tribune.
In a report on an investigation to de
termine the nrevalence ot adulteration
in fowl supplies, Dr. Smart observts,
among other things, that the examina
tion ot ground black pepper* and spices
shows to what ex tent adulteration may
be practiced when the detection by the
public Is a ma ter of difficulty. The
dealer himself appears to have lost all
knowledge of the character of the pure
article, as out of four samples sent in
by respectable New -York houses for
tbe purpose of being examined, oi:ly
one was pure. The others contained
baked flour and rice with sand enough
to prove the unclean conditio of the
pepper itself. Out of eighteen samples
of ground cayenne pepper, onlv two
were pur\ Out of twenty-three speci
mens of commercial ground mustard,
twenty-one were adulterated. Out of
thirty-six samples ot ground cinamon,
only one was the genuine article T be
usual adulterants are colored clays,
roasted wheat, beans, rice, saw-dust,
et.c, but fortunately no red letd.
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If toe are willing to aceept the opin
ions which sanitarians of other i a ions
have formed, says the Medical and Sur
gical Heporter, we bave a very decided
one ready to our hand In Switzerland.
That republic enacted a law last year
prohibiting the sale of tobacco t*
minors under fifteen years of age, and
making it an cffence against the law
for them to smoke. Hence a boy of
twelve or fourteen, who parades the
streets of Geneva or Berne with a cigar
in his mouth is liable to be arrested
and committed to the police station;
and as they have a disagreeable habit in
that republic of enforcing the laws
hey enact, such would be pretty cer
tain to be the juvenile smoker's fate
We would rec >mmend to our fellow
countrymen their manner of dealing
with the habit, which, whether harm
less or not to adults, Is unques
tionably of great injury to young boys.
IT is impossib.e for a woman to suffer
from weasuess alter takiug Lydia E.
Pinkhuui's Vegetable Compound.
The material of some of those remark
able structures called vitrified forts
found in France and other countries
of Europe has been examined by M.
Daubree. He does not think that the
same plan of making th*>ui was invari
bly pursued, but he is inclined to be
lieve that the lire was applied within
the walls so as to secure a natural
draught, which may also have been
assisted by a current of forced air. To
vitrify walls so thick as tho-e of these
forts the heat must have been Intense*
Asphalte k is considered by M, Leon
Male, as chalk strongly Jmperguated
with bitumen. It WHS first applied in
roadmaking in 1849 by M. Merian, a
•Swiss engineer. In 1854 it was first
tried in Paris in the Hue Bergure. .
THE Chinese must go, and all Ameri
cans should go—and buy a bottle of
Carboline, the deodorized petroleum
ha-r renewer and dresser. Since the
recent improvement, no preparation
ever had sucb a sale or gave such gen
eral satisfaction as Carboline. Sold
by all druggißts.
The subsoil of Paris contdns abund
ance of sulphur, now in course of for
mation, a* was recently proved in
making excavations in the Place de la
Kepublique, M. .-ays that this
tiHiive sulphur has nothing to do with
the escape of gas from the mains, but
that its origin is due to the simultane
ous pr. sence of various kiuds of or
ganic subs.auces and of gypsuui in the
Another Candidate.
By a majority the people of the
United states bave declared their faith in
Kidney-Wort as a remedy for all the diseases
of the kidneys aud liver, some, however, have
disliked the troub e of preparing it from the dry
foim. For such a new candidale appears in
the shape of Kidney- Wort in Liquid Form, It
is very concentrated, is easily taken and Is
equally rffic.ent as the dry. Try it.—Louis
ville Post.
As ozone whcD about to condense has
a biue tint, M Chap puis thinks that
the azure of the sky may be due to
ozone in the uppe- air.
Mr. Wrightson and Professor Chand
ler Roberts have determined the den
sity of fluid bismuth to be 10,055.
No Proportion E N earth equal* BT. JACOBS OIL a* a SArt.
scan, imri i and CHEAT External Remedy. A trial entail*
hat the comparatively trifling outlay of SO Cant*, and ever/
on* coffering with pain can have cheap and positive proof of
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symptoms of approaching fever and ague. Use
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>' As It ia for aU diseases of the KIDNEYS, \
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of the wo rat forma of this terrible tHaosaa <
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< The natural action of the Kidneys is restored. (
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t Aa it has been proved by thousands that >,
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\ Always cures BILIOUSNESS, i ON3TIPA- '
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