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DEER AND SHALLOW MILK-PANS. The
question, which is the better, deep or shal
low pans for cream to rise in, has from
time immemorial been debated. The rea
son for this tardy settlement of the question
is, because a large surface of milk seems,
at a glance, a more favorable condition for
the cream to rise than a smaller one. So
satisfied were we of this, at one time, that
we had a number of shallow pans made for
the economy of it; but shortly after we
commenced using them, having more milk
than the shallow pans could hold, the per
son who attended the dairy put the surplus
milk into deep jars, not having anything
else to put it in at the time. This persou,
who was perfectly reliable, said the cream
rose much better in the deep jars than in
the ahallow pans. We replied. "It, 110
doubt, seems so" to her: but from a given
quantity of milk, we believe, a larger
quantity of cream would rise iu a given
time in the shallow pans than in the jars.
After several more trials, she satisfied us
that the deep jars were best. Now, s we
must accommodate the philosophy to the
fact, we venture to say that the reason
why a deep pan is better, is that specific
gravity of water being greater than the
cream globubes, and there being more
than thirty per cent, of water the globulus
are forced up more rapidly in a given quan
tity of milk in a deep pan theu they would
be iu a shallow one. In other words, if a
gallon of muk is put in a jar six inches iu
diameter, and the same quantity is put in
a jar twelve inches in diameter, the water
in the former will force the cream to the
surface in much less time than it would iu
the latter, in connection with this idea,
We will state that the quicker cream rises,
the better it is for butter ; indeed, it has
been recently proved that cream in some
way loses, after it has been rising more
than eight hours. Then, as experiments
have proved that cream rises more repidly
in deep than shallow pans, it follows that
they are best for butter-making.
THE CROSS OUT SAW. —Ten years exper
ience in the use of cross-cut saw has proved
to me that I have beeu working under
many disadvantages until recently. My
wish is for all to know the great advantage
of a plan which I pursue. Take a new saw
that has never been set place it between
two boards cut to fit the saw, clamp It tight
on a bench or vice, take an iron wedge tile
one corner to suit the set of the tooth whqn
finished, then take a small hammer, hold
the wedge with the left hand, strike the
the tooth lightly with the hammer until at
the nght place; then turn the wedge on
the opposite side, and on the next tooth
and set in the same way; now then you
reach the tnird and most important tooth
in the saw; leave it perfectly straight; pass
on to the fourth tooth and set as you did
the first; turn the wedge, set the fifth the
other way leave the sixth straight, and so
on till you finish. Now take your file,
dress the two teeth as you do the common
saw; the third file perfectly straight and
square, leaving it about onetwentieth part
of an inch shorter than the others. Con
tinue in that way until yon finish, and you
will find that it will cut twice as fast as the
old way practiced by most of the farmers.
LEANING TREES. —Often in a tine orch
ard we find one or more trees leaning over
so far as to destroy the beauty of the whole
orchard. It is also much more difficult to
cultivate around a leaning tree. This may
easily be remedied, while the trees are
young, by partially digging up and replant
ing the tree. The roots will usually be
found smallest on the side from which the
tree leans, and therefore these roots should
be loosened from the earth, the tree set in
a perpendicular position, and carefully
fasten by stakes or guys, and the earth re
placed around the roots. It would be well
to add some rich compost to promote their
growth. If, as is very probable, the top
of the tree has become one-sided, it should
be pruned so as to restore the balance. In
this way pear trees may be righted up
even when six inches through the stem,
but the best way is to look after the young
trees, and not permit them to depart from
the way of uprightness.
How MUCH WILL KEEP A HORSE.—A
horse weighing from ten to twelve hundred
pounds will eat about six tons of hay, or
its equivalent, in a year. And we suppose
the real point to get at is, whether one can
keep his horse cheaper on some other pro
duct than hay. This is an exceedingly
difficult question to answer—it depends so
much on circumstances. We shall not at
tempt to answer it fully at this time, but
will merely say thot, in our opinion, three
and a half tons of cornstalk and two and a
half tons of corn would keep a horse a year
in fully as good condition jas six tons of
hay. We may estimate also, that It will
take three and a half tons of oats straw
and two and a-haif tons of oats to keep a
horse a year. A bushel of oats weighs
thirty-two pounds so that it will take over
one hundred and fifty-five bushels and
three and a half tons of straw to keep a
horse a year. It would take about two
acres of good land to produce this amount.
KEEPING OLD SHEEP. —Although there
are few if any domestic animals that pay
better than sheep, yet, as is often the case,
they are kept when too old to be profitable.
At ten years old the horse is in his prime
and the cows as good as ever, with the
remaining so for sometime long
er, but the sheep is very old when it reaches
the age of ten years—the natural term ot
its life. After reaching this age they are
apt to be injured by the least exposure,
while young sheep care little about it; the
former being more liable to disease, and
even if they escape it yield less wool and
smaller lambs than when in their prime.
Unless in special instances a sheep should
never be kept after it becomes six or seven
IT is reported that the fall of an inch of
rain upoD an acre, weighs over 100 tons.
This fact will serve to convey some idea of
the immense amount of water which is ab
sorbed by the land yearly. Usually there
is about thirty inches of rain and melted
snow per year, which would be over 3,000
tons per acre. All this water contains
amonia, which is one of most valuable fer
tilizer to promote the growth of crops. It
is estimated that about nine to twelve pounds
of nitrogen in the form of amonia and ni
tric acid, are contained in the water which
falls upon each acre of surface yearly.
Thus is the land enriched by the rain and
PURSLANE is a weed which every one is
desirous to get rid of, and at the same time
it is one of the most nutritive plants raised,
either on a farm or in a garden. When
once started it is a most rapid grower,
crowding out everything else, and it is
most prolifie of seeds; few plants, however,
are so rich in gelatine. Ii is an excellent
feed for swine.
A FUEL which is becoming very popular
in England, and which costs less than half
as much as coal, is compressed peat. It
has been used for some time on an impor
tant English railroad, with the best results.
It is said that 21 pounds of peat will raiße
steam for a mile of transit, while of coal
26 pounds are required to do the same
A LARGE amount of discomfort may be
saved during the summer months by the
employment of oil-stoves for the prepara
tion of light dishes for the tabie. The
amount of heat produced by these stoves is
small, and as the dame comes in immediate
contact with the vessels in which water is
boiled or dishes cooked, but little heat is
diffused in the room. The fire iu an oil
stove is kindled and extinguished instantly,
so that a room is not warmed by the heat
produced before or after it is employed for
cooking or laundry purposes. The use of
ice during the summer saves a large amount
of cooking. With an ice-box or refrigerator,
meat, pastry ami mauy other articles pre
pared for the table may be kept several
days iu good condition. No persou desires
to eat food or to drink fluids that are of the
same temperature as the surrounding air.
To be grateful to the taste they must be
considerable warmer or cooler, and it gen
erally matters little in which condition they
are. Tea is very insipid when it is at the
same temperature as the air in summer, but
it is grateful to the taste when heated to a
hundred degrees or cooled by means of ice.
Much labor and discomfort are saved by
the use of ice iu summer iu the preserva
tion and preparation of articles of food and
drink. Arbors covered with twiuiug and
flowering vines and fltted up with seats
do much to render the premises comforta
ble during the summer. They cau Le em
ployed for settiug the table iu, or used
when the inmates of the house are engaged
in light work or reading. Men also prefer
an arbor to a room iu tlie house when they
are resting at noon or night.
ODD SCRAPS. —To improve old potatoes,
lay them in cold water for half an hour
before cooking. To make them mearly,
pare off a ring of the skiu, then throw them
iuto fast-boiliug salt water-a tablespoonful
of salt to a quart of water. Cook until
just done, then drain off all the water, lay
a folded towel over the top, and set the
kettle on the back of the stove, where it
will not scorch. They will be ready to
serve in ten minutes, but may stand a little
longer without injury. To make tough
beefsteak tender, lay it in a mixture of oil
and vinegar—three tabiespooufuls of the
former to one of the latter. Leave it six
hours iu ttiis preparation, turning it as often
as convenient, or, it may be lett three or
four hours on one side and turn over, to
remain ou the other side all night. The
steak will lo : e noue of its juices, neither
will the flavor be materially changed, but
the fiber will be softened, To cook rice so
that the grains will be whole aud tender,
wash it in cold water until the water looks
clear, then cook it rapidly in boiling salted
water for fifteen minutes, after which
drain aud place the covered sauce pau ou
the hack of the stove to steam until the
grains crack open and are tender, which
will be in about fifteen miuutes longer. A
thin coat of vurnish applied to straw mat
ting will keep it fresh looking aud dui able.
Be sure to use white varnish for white mat
ting. A very thin coat of varnish will also
preserve oil cloth. It must be carefully
scrubbed preparatory to varnishing, aud at
other times washed with skim milk.
To BLEACH CLOTH. —Into eight quarts of
warm water put one pound of 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 thor
oughly. Add to this five bucketfuls of
warm water, stir it well and put in the
muslin. Let it remain in one hour, turning
it constantly that every part may get thor
oughly bleached. When taken out, wash
wdl in two waters to remove the lime,
rinse and dry. This quantity will bleach
twenty-five yards of yard wide muslin.
The muslui wilt bleach evenly and quickly
if it has been thoroughly wet and dried
CEMENT FOR LEATHER. —One who has
tried everything says that after an experi
ence of fifteen years he lias found nooiing
to equal the following as a cement for
leather belting. Common glue and isin
glass, equal parts, cooked lor ten hours in
just enough water to cover them. Bring
gradually to a boiling heat and add pure
tannin until the whole becomes ropy or ap
pears like the white of an egg. Bull off
the surface to be joined, apply this cement,
and clamp firmly.
CHEAP PAlNT. —Three huudred parts
washed and sieved white sand, forty parts
of precipitated chalk, fifty parts of rosin
and four parts of linseed oii are mixed and
boiled in an iron kettle and then one part
of oxide of copper and one part of sulphuric
acid are added. This mass is applied with
an ordinary paint brush while warm. If it
is too thick, it is diluted with linseed oil.
This paint dries very rapidly and gets very
hard, but protects woodwork excellently.
To REMOVE OLD PAINT FROM WOOD.—
Essence of ammonia and oxalic acid in
equal quantities. Dilute the above in water,
having it strong enough to remove the
paint, apply the above with a sponge or
rag, and follow up with a putty knife. The
stronger the solution, the quicker will the
paint come off.
GREASE. —White goods, wash with soap
or alkaline lyes. Colored cottons wash
lukewarm soap lyes. Colored woolens,
the same, or ammonia. Silks, absorb with
French chalk or fuller's earth, and dissolve
away with benzine or ether.
BE sure that the corn you plant has a
good pedigree. Pedigree in seed is of as
much importance as pedigree in horses and
cattle. Buy it from none but reliable seed
stores, though it may cost you a few cents
more a bushel; it will amount to but lit
tle in the end.
You can get a bottle or a barrell of oil
off of any carpet or wooleD stuff by apply
ing dry buckwheat plentifully and faith
fully. Never put water or liquid of any
kind to such a grease-spot.
To OBTAIN a glossy skin : Pour upon a
pint of bran sufficient boiling water to
cover it. Let it stand until cold and then
bathe the face with it, only patting the
skin with a soft to well to dry It.
To TAKE IRON STAINS OUT OF MARBLE.—
An equal quantity of spirits of vitrol and
lemon juice being mixed in a bottle, shake
well, wet the spots arfd in a few minutes
rub with soft linen till they disappear.
ALIZARINE INKS. —White goods, tartaric
acid, the more concentrated the older are
the spots. On colored cottons and woolens,
and on silks, dilute tartaric acid is applied,
No HOUSEKEEPER should put quicksilver
on her bedsteads. The mineral is absorbed
by those sleeping upon them, causing paral
ysis and many other serious and fatal dis
LINSEED oil is the best substance to coat
eggs with, for the purpose of preserving
them and preventing the evaporation of
their watery elements.
MATTER ADHERING MECHANICALLY.—
Beeting, brushing, and currents of water
either on the upper or under side.
A WEALTHY lady, who had passed the
middle age without marrying, one day took
to heiself a husband, to the great surprise
of her friends. When the excitement oc
casioned by the event hail partially sub
sided, a neighbor ventured to ask an ex
planation of the unexpected freak, and re
ceived the following reply: "You see, I
kept a large house and employed live ser
vant girls. I contended agaiust them sin
gle-handed for a long time, but finally real
ized that if 1 wished to retaiu posession of
my home I would huve tu call iu reinforce
ments. John has served in the army,
uuderst'Xßi tuetics, and was cool and brave;
and so 1 married him. Two of the girls
were discharged, ami now the thing is
evener than it used to he. We mean to
hold the tort or die !"
RECENTLY there was a party of five per
sons on the wharf waiting to take the boat
for St Clair Flats, und each man had fishing
tackle and other preparation ■* for a good
time. After looking the crowd over from
his seat on a salt barrel, and old cynic of a
dock loafer approached one of the geutle-
Lueu aud inquired ;
"Goin' a fishm?"
"Expect to catch any ?"
* 4 l hope so "
"Goin' to lie about their size ?"
"Goin to lie like blazes about their size
and number f"
"Sir ! 1 am a truthful man !''
"Oh. you are eh! Then you'll let the
other fellows do the lying and you'll swear
to it! 1 see—l see!"
IN Oslikosh lived a fair maiden who had
read with some alarm of the death of an
Indiana woman from tight lacing, the im
mediate cause being an affection of the
epigastrium. When her lover called that
evening, and the light had been turned
down as usual, she said to him frankly;
"Now 1 want you to be careful, Eugeue;
you're worse than a corset." Eugene fal
tered out; "Oh. Alary, why this coldness?"
" It isn't coldness at all," she replied, "but
you hug so tight >ou knock my epigastrium
all out of kilter.
[St. Louis Western Watchman
MUM, Hath Charms, etc.
One of the great manufaeiuriug interests
of Bostou, is the Emerson Piano Company,
whose pianos ars used with high apprecia
tion and satisfaction throughout the world.
In a recent conversation with Afr. Jos.
Gramer, one of the proprietors, that gen
tleman remarked* I have used that splen
did remedy, St. Jacob's Oil, in my family
and found it to he so very beneficial that I
will never lie without it. it has cured me
of a severe cas of rheumatism, after other
remedies had failed.
AT the commencement exercises of one
of the colleges this week, a young man
was asked "What is love?" He thought a
minute ami then said : " Its a sort of a
feeling that you don't want any other fel
low going around with her." That is per
haps as good a definition as could be fram
ed by a committee of lovers in regular ses
sion. A lover had almost rather go him
self than to have another fe'low go around
THE Sunday-school was in debt ami the
superintendent got up au excursion to wipe
it out. and was successful. At the next
meeting of the Sunday-school the superin
tendent congratulated the scholars on what
had been accomplished. "Now, children."
said he, rubbing bis hands, "we are out of
debt ; what shall we do?" "(Jit in agin 1"
pil>ed up a shrill voice from a small boy on
the front seat.
[Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin.]
A Strong Conqueror.
According to an Illinois exchange, our
days of Rheumatism are well nigh number
ed. St. Jacob's Oil outers a rheumatic
territory, and conquers every subject.
That's right. We believe in it.
"CLASS in the middle of geography stand
up," said a schoolmaster. "What is a
pyramid?" he asked. "A pile of men in a
circus, one on top of theoiher." —here's
Egypt?" "Where it always was."
"Where's Wales ?" "All over the sea."
"Very well," said the schoolmaster; "stay
there till I show you a species of birch that
grows all over the laud."
LITTLE four-year-old Fred refuses above
all things, to be pitied. The other day he
fell down stairs and was picked up badly
bruised, and was pitied accordingly. "It
is too bad," his mother said, "really too
bad. Poor fellow!" "Taint too bad !" ex
claimed e red, struggling to keep back the
tears. 4 I've been just dying to fall down
stairs this long time ?"
POSSIBLY a mistake: "James" said a
motherly woman to a young man whose
first sermon she had just heard, "James,
why did you enter the ministry ?" 44 1 had
a call from the Lord," said the young man,
and then came the reply, "But are you
sure it wasn't some other noise that you
ll- \Vis and Happy.
If you will stop all your exiravgant and
wrong notious in doctoring yourself and
families with expensive do tors or humbug
cure-alls, that do harm always, anil use
only nature's simple remedies for all your
ailments—you will be wise, well and
happy, and save great expense. The great
est remedy for tins, the gre it, wise and
good will tell you, is Hop Bitters—rely on
"MAY we hope for the pleasure ot your
company at our soiree to-morrow, doctor ?
We shall have a little instrumental and
vocal music. My daughter Alice will sing,
and afterwards Jane will recite her new
poem. At nine o'clock we shall sup."
Doctor: 4 'Many thanks; vou are very
kind. I shall be with you at nine sharp.
A CLERGYMAN was traveling through the
Humboldt mountains with an old miner.
"Do you really believe that God made the
world in six days?" "Of course I do."
"Well, don't you think," returned the
miner, "that he might have put in one
more day to advantage right around
A GENTLEMAN traveling in Scotland on
Sunday came across a curious intance of
Scotch piety. Accompanied by three
friends, he entered a hotel and esked for
four small whiskeys. "We diuna mak
sma' glasses on the Sawbath !" was the
waitress's shocked reply.
"MAMIE," said he, and his voice was sin
gularly low, "will you be my wife ? Will
you cling to me as the tender vine clings to
the ." "Yes, I'll catch on,"said she.
"WHAT is the meaning of a backbiter ?''
asked a gentleman at a Sunday school ex
amination. This was a puzzler. It went
down the class until it came to a simple
urchin, who said: "Perhaps it s a flea."
MRS. BABTI.KTT was at the Queen's last
drawing-room. The lady *'dl remem
bered as having amassed money enough to
marry an American man.
WHAT confusion it would create in that
Concord School of Philosophy if some one
Hlnmld offer a resolution asking what the
members had been talking about ?
BOSTON policemen are iiereatter to wear
white gloves on Sunday. They will con
tinue to handle offenders without gloves on
the other days of the week.
Mils. Hi'KiuuiNs, when she read of the
failure of the Universal Life Insurance Coin
puny, sagely remarked that she never did
think much of "them I'liiversulists."
HAI.DUKAPKD men are informed that
there is but one avenue of escape from
their alllictioH, and that is CAKHOUNK, a
deodorized extract of petroleum, the great
hair renewer, which being recently im
proved, is more elllcieacious than ever and
is absolutely faultless.
Tirana are ten thousand dentists' in this
country, ami yet mothers will pull the teeth
of their infants with a string tied to a door
THE young man who gave up drinking
to propitiate his girl wisely concluded that
u miss is as good as a smile.
Do not tell a man he lies. It is vulgar.
Say that Ins conversation suggests to your
mind a summer resort circular,
TIIKKK is a good deal of human nature in
a canary bird. He always begins to chat
ter so soon as the piano begins to play.
Gives a Good, Clear Com
PHILA., PA, July 8.1877.
11. It. STKVKNS, Boston :
l>car Sir—The great benefit I have mceived from
the usy of Yegetiue induces me to give my testi
mony in its favor. For several years my face has
been covered with pimples, which caused me much
tuiiioyunce, and, knowing it to lie a blood disease.
1 consulted a number of doctors, and also tried
many preparations without obtaining any benefit,
until 1 commenced taking Vegetine, and before 1
had used the first bottle 1 saw I had the right me
dietiie. 1 have used three bottles and find my
health much Improved, my humor entirely cured.
Yours respectfully MISS N. KKKFK,
1130 Carpenter St.
Reports from Ottawa.
OTTAWA, CANADA, Dec 31,1878.
MR. 11. R. STEVENS, Boston, Mass:
Sir—l have used your Vegetlne In my family for
several years, and consider it an invaluable medi
cine. 1 most cheerfully recommend Hs use to
those desiring a safe aud effectual remedy for dis
eases of the stoiuaeh and Impurities of the blood.
1 may add thai 1 have advocated its use lo several
of ntv friends and acquaintances with the uiost
gratlfvlng and satisfactory results.
Very Respectfully Yours,
MRS. W. O. PERLEY.
No one can doubt the truthfulness of the aisiv
certificate, coming from so responsible and iniliivn
tial parties. Mr. Perley Is the senior memtier of
the firm of Perley A I'aitee, one of the largest and
most extensive lumber firms in America.
PHILA., July 6, 1877.
H. R. STEVENS, Boston, Mass:
We have sokl your Vegetine for some years
past, aud our customers recommend it as being
the best and safest "Blood Purifier" 111 use. We
have sold many articles of ihe same description,
but Vegetine given the most universal satisfac
tion. We always recommend it with confidence.
Druggists, liWb Market street
H. R-. TI£VEIVs*, BOSTON, Mass.
x "egetine is Sulci by All Druggists.
MBS. LYDIIL PINKMH, OF LYNX. MASS,
LYDIA E. PINKHAM'B
Is a Positive Core
••rail those Painful Complaint* and WaaknaaaM
•o common to our beat female population.
It will cure entirely the wor*t form of Female Com*
plaint*, all ovarian tronhlea. Inflammation and Uloera
tion, Falling and Displacements, and the consequent
Spinal Weakness, and 1* particularly adspted to the
Chang* of Life.
It will dissolve and erpel tumor* from tha uterus la
an early (tag* of development. The tendency to earn
aarou* humor* there la checked very apeedlly by It* uaa.
It remove* falntn***, flatulency, destroy*all craving
for stimulant*, and relisvea weakness of the stomach.
It cure* Bloating, Roadache*, Nervous Prostration,
General Debility, Sleeplessness, Depressloa and Indi
That feeling of bearing down, censing pain, weight
and backache, Is always permanently cured by It* uaa.
It will at all times and under all circumstance# act la
harmony with the laws that govern the famal* system.
For th* cure of Kidney Complaints of althor sax this
Compound Is unsurpassed.
LYDIA K. PINKIIAM'H TMKTABM COM*
POUND is prepared at 133 and 336 WesU.ru Avaaua,
Lynn, Maaa Price |L Six bottle* for $&. Bent by mall
In the form of pills, also In th# form of losonges, ©•
receipt of price, fl per bos for either. Mrs. Pink ham
freely answers all letters of Inquiry. Bend for pamph
let. Address as above. Mention thi Paper.
Its family should be without LYDIA E. PINK HAMS
LTVXIt PIUA They cure constipation, blllsomg
and torpt 11 ty of the liver. 36 cenU per box.
CT Said by all Druggists. "%•
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The Bennihg of Glaus Tubing.—
Wheu glass tubes are not too wide they
may be easily bent over a common gas jet.
A burner, made by attaching a lava tip
(such as now as are now commonly used in
illumiuatiug burners) to the stand or base
of the ordinary Hunseu burner, will be
found convenient. The tube is held hori
zontally in the tlame in such a manner us
to be entirely surrounded by the flame, and
so all possible draughts are avoided and the
flume does not flicker. The tube is soon
covered with carbon; then it becomes
glowing, and bends, in consequence of the
weight of its free end, in an even and uni
form manner, without making any wrinkles
inside the bend or angle. Wide tubes are
flist tilled with sand, and then suspended
over a broad flame burner. A broad tube
with flattened end, which exactly tits the
Buuseu burner, may easily be produced.
Thin glass tubes may be bent in the flame
of a simple spirit-lamp, but it they ure at
all thick a lkrzeliuH lamp becomes re
quisite. In this case the Jubc must be held
across the flame, tor then it would become
heated in two places and remain cold in the
center (t. e., between). It is, therefore,
nest to bold it tangent to the flame. It it
does not Ixyid freely, it is well to assist in
the operation with the hand, by Blightly
pressing the free end IU the desired direc
tion. This operation requires a certain
amouut of skill and dexterity in order to
prevent the formation of wrinkles on the
interior surface of the bend. These wrinkles
not ouly offend the eye, but so contract the
tube that a free current of the gas is pre
vented, and, in case of distillation, etc.,
condensable products are caught in the
cracks, and the experiment is spoiled.
No (ioutl Preaching.
No man can do a good job of work,
preach a good sermon, try a law suit well,
doctor a patient, or write a good article
when be feals miserable ami dull, with
sluggish brain and unsteady nerves, and
none should make the attempt iu such a
condition when it can be easily aud cheap
ly removed by a little Hop Bitters, see
Cast-iron is used, even iu wrought-iron
boilers for grate bars, ash pans, furnace
doors, uptake doors, man-bole plates, band
hole plates, valve chambers, steam pipe,
feed pipe, blow pipe aud dry pipe. Being
unyielding, it is not well adapted for ap
paratus liable to sudden changes from ex
pansion by changes of temperature. It can
not be patched or mended as wrought-iron
can. This ability to be mended is one of
the chief advantages of wrought iron for
Kiduoy-Wort mov< H the bowels regularlv,
cleans©* the blood, aud radically cur* a kiduey
disease, gravel, piles, bilious headache, aud
paius which are caused by disordered liver aud
kiuueya. Thoui-auds Lave been cureu—why
should you not try it > Your druggist will tell
you that it is one of the most successful medi
cines ever known. It is sold iu both Drv and
Liquid form, an 1 its action is poetive aud sure
in either.— Dallas Tez. Herald.
Loir Water in Boilers. —ln case of
low water immediately cover the fires with
ashes, or if no ashes are at band, use fresh
coal. Do not turn on the feed under any
circumstances, nor tamper with or open the
safety valve Let the steam out lets re
main as they are.
EGETINE was looked upon as an experi
ment for some time by some of our best
physicians, but those most incredulous in
regard to its merit are now its most ardent
friends and supporters.
Jf bone* are immersed in a so'ution of
muriatic acid all the phosphate of lime will
be removed and other earthly matter, while
the residue will be pieces of gluten in the
same shape and form as the bones were
originally, but flexible. In this condition
they can be easily converted into glass.
NOTHING like "Liudsey's Blood Search
er" for all skiu diseases, tetter, salt rheum,
itch, etc. It never fails.
~To remove wheel grease from woolen
material without injuring the color of the
fabric use good benzine,
J. F. DAVIS, of Portsmouth, Ohio, sold
in one year fourteen thousand boxes of
"Sellers' Liver Pills." Tney cure malaria*
The quickest and best way to boil milk
is to put it into a tin dish aud set that iuto
a kettle of boiliug water. Thus scorching
LYDIA E. PINK HAM'S Vegetable Com
pound has done thousands of women more
good than the medicine of mauy doctors.
The Archie der Phamiacie gives the
following formula for making paper for
wrapping up silver. Six parts of caustic
B<xla a"e dissolved in water until the hydro
meter marks 20 deg. Baume. To the solu
tion arid four parts of oxide of zisc, and
boil until it is dissolved, Add sufficient
water to bring the solution down to 10 deg
Baume. Paper or calico soaked in the solu
tion and dried will effectually preserve the
most highly polished silver articles from
the tarnishing action of the sulphureted
hydrogen which is contained in such nota
ble quantities in the atmosphere of all large
COTTON wood wet with sweet oil and lau
danum reli eve the ear-ache very soon.
There is but very small pr, portion of the
wornon ef tl is nat.ou that do not suffer from
some of the dis< ases from which Kiduev-Wort
is specific. When the bowels Lave become
costive, headache torments, kidneys out of
fix or piles distress, take a package and its
wonderful tonic and renovating power will
cure you and give new life Watchman.
Iled- ltiiffH, Roaches,
Rats, cats, mice, ants, flies, insects, cleared
out by ' Rough on Rats." 15c., druggists.
MESSRS. MORGAN A BRADLY. Mutual Life
Building, Tent b and Chestnut stree s, haye on
hand a superb stock oi extra tine quality Dia
monds, which tney offer at as lo <v prices M
stones or the tlrst quality, periect alike in color
and shape, can he sold for.
What Is more Terrible,
more painful, more exasnerating, disoonrag
ing and persistent than PILES, especially to
afflicted mortals who have tned lotions, oint
ments. pills, electuaries and all manner of
nostrums and doctors' stuff, internally and
externally, without relief ? What wonder is
it that half a million redeemed sufferers
should shout hosaunas over the discovery of
"Anaknsis." an infallible cure for Pil6e? This
medical miracle, so simple as to excite wonder
that wise doctors have not thought of it be
fore, so prompt. and certain in its action as to
secure for itself the title of infallible , so sci
entific and rational in its combination of poul
tioe, instrument and medicine, as to render
the ultimate cure of 95 per cent, of average
cases of piles sure, is not au accidental dis
covery, but the solution of a problem by the
study and experience of Or. Silsbee, an ac
complished and distinguished physioian of 40
years' standing. It hjua stood the test of 20
years' experience; over half a million of suf
ferers have need it with sucoess, and doctors
of a 1 schools now presoribe it in their prao
tice and it is pronounced to be the nearest
to an infallible cure for piles yet discovered.
*AnakeßißT Dr. EL Silsbee's External Pile
Remedy, is sold by druggists everywhere.
Price SI.OO per box. Samples mailed FHEB to
all sufferers on application to P. Neustaedter
Co.. Box 3946. New York
For a filler for porous hard woods use
boiled oil and corn starch stirred into a
very thick paste. Add a little japan and
reduce with turpentine, Add no color for
light ash. For dark ash and walnut, use a
little raw sienna; for walnut, burnt umber
add a slight amount of Venetian red ; for
hay wood, burnt sienna. In no case use
more color than is required to overcome the
white appearance of the starch, unless you
wish to stain the wood. The filler is work
ed with brush and rugs in the usual man
PROF. Kedzie, qf the Michigan Agricul
tural College is reported as recomeudrug a
mixture of skim milk aud briue as a wash
for outbuildings, barns, roofs, etc. Besides
being durable, cheap, easily applied and
impervious to water. It reuders the wood
No Preparation on earth equal* St. Jao.tis Oil u a sin,
SCR*. sianr and mur External Remedy. A trial entail*
bat tht comparatively trifling outlay of AiiCknts, and evary
one auffering with pain can have cheap and poaitive proof of
ita claima. BIRBCTIOKti IS ELSVKS LAK6CAUKS.
SOLO BY ALL CRUGGiSTS AND DEALERS *N MEOICIIt.
A. VOGELER & CO.
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I DOES WUVTU
WONDERFUL F ? H I IT
itrrmuae it arts on 1 lie I.ITKit, liOHKLsli
and KIDNEYS at the same time.
Because itcieansos the system of the poison- ■
ous humors that develops In Kidney and On- H
nary Diseasos, Biliousness. Jaundice. Const!. Q
pa ti on. Pi lea, or In Rheumatism, Neuralgia, B
Nervous Disorders and Female Complaints. I
SEE WHAT PEOPLE SAT
Engine B. Stork, of Junction City, Kansas, W
says Kidney Wort cured liiin after regular Phy M
sidans had been trying for four yearn
Mr* John Arnall, of Washington, Ohio, mjiß
her boy was given unto die by four prominent IJ
physician* and that lie was afterwards cured by ■
Kidney Wort. ■
M M B Goodwin, nn editor In Chnrdon, Ohio U
ears lie was not expected to live, l>Mii|i bloated ■
beyond belief, but Kidney Wort curedlum ■■
Anns L, Jarrett of South Salem, N. Y., ssyskJ
that seven years sulTering from kidney
and other complications was ended by the use ofH
Kidmy Wort. EJ
I John B Lawrence of Jackson. Tenn., suffered H
■■for years from liver and kidney trotihles tndl
after taking "lwrrels of other medicines." II
■ Kidney -Wort made him welL
I Micha®l Coto of Montgomery Center. Yt .H9
BJsuffered eight yearn with kidney'difficulty and El
■ was unable to work. Kidney-Wort made himM
" well as ever.*'
□ KIDNEY DISEASES, Q
nConstipation and Piles.
■■ liT It is put un In llry Vegetable Form In ■
■■tin cans, one package of widen imutrssix quarts
S— of medicine. Also in Liquid Farm, very C- W
rent rated, for those that cannot readily pre Itf
iW It act* frith equal efficiency in either form. ■
GET IT ATTHK DIIUGGISTB. PRICE. §I.OO G
WKI.LS. KK'II A KDSON A Co.. Prop's. I
(Will send the dry post-paid.) HI RI.IMJTO*. TY. P
Malaria in an Unseen Vaporous
Poison, spreading disease and death in many 10.
callties, for which quinine is no genuine antidote,
but for the effects of which Hostetter's Stomach
Hitters is not only a thorough remedy, but a reli
able preveniive. To this fact there "is an over
whelming array of testimony, extending over a
period of thirty years. All disorders of tnc liver,
stomach and bowels are also conquered by the
For sale by all Druggists and Dealers generally.
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short time both SICK and NERVOUS HEADACHE; and while acting on
the nervous system, cleanse the stomach of excess of bile, producing a
regular healthy action of the bowels.
A full size box of these valuable PILLS, with fall directions for a com
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