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Odd Thinn by the #e.
Here we hare a little crab, who backs
into his house when we pick him up and
presents us with his fist. How came a
ciab in a mollusk's ehellf The next shell
we pick up contains its rightful inhabitant.
It makes no attempt at escape, but as we
touch it a broad and soft disk, the so
called foot of the creature, is retracted
safely into the shelter ot the outer whorl
of the shell. Clearly the crab is an in
terloper. Did it devour the defenseless
owner and builder of the marine residence,
or aid it walk around house-hunting, find
au empty shell and quietly appropriate it?
One of our party stoutly maintains the
former, but the other, who at least can
say that he has watched their actions
hundreds of times, has picked up large
quantities of vanous kinds on different
shores, and has read extensively on the
subject, holds firmly to the latter, though
he haa not proved the point by keeping a
number alive. The claws of the crab are
not fitted to draw out an obstinately re
tracted mollusk, and empty shells are
plentiful enough. For a moment the
crab remains quiCt in the shell, but being
naturally of an active disposition, and not
feeling itself hurt, though inconvenienced
by the absence of water, it soon protrudes
its feet and begins s perambulation upon
the hand, dragging the shell behind it.
An examination shows a pair of large
claws terminating in pincers and not used
in locomotion, followed by two pairs of
longer but more slender ambulatory legs.
Behind this point the shell hides the ani
mal but if, when its attention is devoted
to walking, we give it a sudden pull we
shall succeed in detaching it from its tol
erably firm hold upon the interior of the
shell and shall find that the hinder part or
abdomen of the little creature is soft and
twisted on one side—that in fact it Is un
protected by hard plates such as defend
the long abdomen of its larger distant rel
atives, the crayfish and the lobster.
Here, then, we have the secret of its
parasitic habit. It is to protect its soft
body that the crab endues itself with the
cast-cff shell of a univalve mollusk. As
yet we have seen but six legs, and we know
that crabs, lobsters and shrimps have ten
—whence their name—Decapod a—ten
footed. Ihe two hinder pairs are present,
but they are small, and by their pincer
iike ends capable of holding firmly to the
columella of the shell. The creature's
hold upon the shell is increased by a pair
of claspers at the end of the abdomen,
taking the place of the swimmerets of the
sixth segment of the abdomen of a lobster.
Tiie lobster has a pair of swimmerets on
each segment—m this little crab most of
the appendages are aborted, while the
sixth pair are in function—a
good example of the manner in which,
throughout the realm of animated nature,
the same orgau is made to serve different
uses by means of modifications in struc
tural detail. A familiar example of this
is the lore limb of a vertebrate animal, fin
in a fish, wing in a bird, flipper in a whale,
fx>t in a quadiuped, hand in a man. But
to return to our crab, which, during this
digression, has fallen upon the sand and
is making good time towards the water.
Crabs that, like these lively little ones,
inhabit shells, are known as hermit
crabs, sometimes as soldier crab?. Be;-
nard PHernnte the French call them.
This species has the right chela or first
pair ot legs larger than the left and be
longs therefore to the genus JEupagurus.
Tiitre are many sorts, with various dif
ferences in their limbs and other parts,
forming numerous genera and species.
Among their new relatives is the huge
robber crab of the East India Islands—a
tellow more than a foot long, a dweller
in the crevi es of the rocks by day and
a devourer of fallen cccoanuts by night.
But another tenant of the sand bank
now makes its appearance. Close to the
surface, but in a circular hole, we no
tice a white fleshy something. We clear
away the sand and try to pull it out,
but it holds firmly to its burrow and we
ou : y succeed in crushing the delicate
valves of the shell. Not far away is a
second, which becomes our prize with
e&te, since, seized by an ambition to
walk around, it lias come up entirely
out of its hole and lies prone upon the
sand. A long tube, the siphon, hangs
from one end of the long, narrow and
exceedingly tender brownish shining
shell, while from the other depends an
elongated firm and fleshy organ, the foot
of the mollusk, We have a perfect spe
cimen of tSolon ensis, the razor shell or
razor fish, so called from the length and
narrowness of the blade-like valves. The
wcrd ensis means a curved sword or
scimitar, aud is applicable to this spe
cies, but not to all razor fishes, many of
which have straight shells. Through the
siphon, when the animal was under
witer, a constant current passed, inward
tiuough the lower of the two tubes into
which it is divided, outward through the
upper or thai nearest to the hinge of the
shell. This water supplies the long lines
o! gills with oxygen and keeps them
moist, so that they can perform their
respiratory lunction; and it also brings
nourisument, in the shape of animal
eu es, to the toothless, liple9s mouth that
lies perdu near the foot. On the inside
of the empty shell can be seen, under
the ligament that unites the valves, the
1 mg narrow mark of the anterior muscle,
and near the opposite end the more round
ed mark of the posterior one. These two
muscles close the shell at the creature's
will. A more careful search and more
heedful digging reward us with two or
three more specimens, but they are not
numerous, for the colony is near the
town ana the mischievous small boy has
t*en at work, pulling them up for fun
ai d leaving them to die.
Walking on we pick up what might
pass for a rosary of peculiar pattern, a
chsplet of flat pouches attached to a
string. The whole affair is about a foot
long. Can it be that a devout mermaid,
while conscience-stricken for the havoc
she had wrought by luring a ship to de
struction, she counted her ocean beads,
dropped them by accident into the
waves? The flat pouches rattle as we pick
it up. What if it is the rattle of some
huge sea serpent, some rattlesnake of the
Atlantic? At a shake some small object
drops out, and we observe at the back of
each pouch a small, roundish hole. The
application of a lens to one of the objects
t hat has fallen shows it to be a very small,
but perfectly formed univalve shell. Open
ore of the capsules and count the contents.
Sixty-six email shells. Multiply this by
fifty five, the number of separate pouches
foiming the ocean chaplet, and we have a
total of 3,630 little shells. This rosary is
the string of egg capsules formed by pyrr
hula caurica, a large univalve mollusk or
yatkropod, the shell of which we have
previously picked up and have safe in our
bag. Each ©f these little shells is the
product of an egg and would have grown
to a conch several inches long had not the
fat etui wave thrown it upon the beach to
per ish and had it escaped all the devour
ers that lie in wait for tender baby mol -
JLEIGH Iliarr was asked by a lady; at
dessert, if he would not venture on an
orange. 4 'Madame," he replied, "I
should be happy to do so, but 1 am afraid
I should tumble off,"
RATS IN POULTRY YARDS. —An Illinois
correspondent writes on this subject: Pro
cure an old eight! en-gallon lieer or any
other cask, "not smaller,'• which will hold
water; Knock one end out and cut a piece
of boaid of the shape of the cask to lodge
on the top standing end wise. Then cut a
nine inch diamond-shape, with a key-hole
saw, out of the center of the piece lodged
on, and balance it properly with two stout
darning-needles, at each side of the dia
mond, which will work up and down free
ly if correctly done, and make a level top,
then bend a piece of stiff wire in au arch
about one foot high, directly over the dia
mond ana suspend m the center of it the
bait out of the rat's way so that they can
see and smell it well. Also place four
gallons of water In the cask, and grease
the sides, and in the center, place a brick
or stone only sufficient for one rat to sit on
with comfort half an inch above the level
of the water. The first rat landed, find
ing itself like Robinson Crusoe on an is
land, commepces squeaking, aud draws all
his friends and relations. The strongest
rat lives the longest, as they all fight for
this position as they drop one by one into
the tub, ard drown each other. The rats
should be fed for a few days on the top of
the cask to give them confidence, and the
balance made firm for that period. I have
seen as many as a dozen caught in one
night by this wholesale drop. As a rule,
where poultry are over-fed there are plen
ty of rata.
SKIM-MILK AND FLAXSEED FOR CALKKS -
Skim-milk and grass alone will raise
good calves if the milk is abundant and
not allowed to get too sour. When too
sour it causes calves to scour, and thui.
counteracts its good effect. Skim-milk is
well adapted to raising heifers for the dai
ry, as it • rich In albuminoids and phos
phate of lime, to give a strong muscular
and bony development. A little more oil
would improve it, and tor this purpose
flaxseed is a cheap addition, effectually
replacing the cream akimmed off. The
large percentage of oil it contains prevents
constipation, as well as scouring. Flax
seed should be boiled iu four times its bulk
of water, and it then forms a gelatinous
mass. A little of this—say a tablespoon
ful of the jelly—mixed with warm skun
mi'.k is enough for a calf from one to three
weeks old. As the calf grows older this
amount is increased. If oil meal is used it
should be linseed meal aud not cotton meal
for calves. Cotton-seed meal is not so
easy of digestion is ratfier constipating—
thus tdds to this quality in skur.-milk.
With the skini-milk and flaxseed we raised
grade Jersey heifer calves to five hundred
pounds weight at six and seven months
old last seasun. It is doubtful if they
would have been better fed on new milk.
VYhen the milk becomes short linseed meal
may very profitably be added.
To PREVENT BROWNING ORCHARDS.—
Last season, during the prevalence of the
unusually hot summer weather, the j>ear
trees in the orchard had the upper half of
moat of the leaves turn brown as if scorch
ed. This indicated thai the moisture from
the leaves was being drawn faster than the
roots could supply it. The best remedy
seemed to be to keep the trees as cool as
possible. When the hand was placed on
the trunks it seemed warm. In the nor
mal condition the bark seems cool, even
on the warmest day. To cool this bark
the tree was at once : ime-washed. This
seemed quite cool in comparison with the
bark Dot whits-washed. Though there
were many succeeding hot days, there was
no more leaf-browning. It w s remarka
ble how well the trees kept tfirough it all.
This season the trees look wonderfully
well. The bark of all the trees white
washed have a smooih, succulent, healtfiy
look, such as all who know a healthy tree
when tney see It, love to lcok upon. This
question of coolness enters largely into
successful culture. Ii is because the iu
jurious effects ot high temperature iu the
•oil is checked, weich gives one of the
great advantages to the culture of orchards
PIARA PLANTS. —PIants set against
walls aDd piazzas frequently suffer trom
want of water at this season, when even
ground near them is quite wet. Draw
away the soil around each plant so as to
form a basin; fill In with a bucketful of
water, albwing it lime to gradually soak
away, and when the surface has dried a
little draw in lootely the soil over. It, aud
it will do without wa'er for some weeks
This applies to all plants wanting water
through the season. If water is merely
poured on the surface, it is made more
compact by the weight of water, aud the
harder the soil becomes, the easier it dries
and the result is, the more water you give
the more is wanted.
IN order to prolong bearing, peas should
not be gathered indiscriminately, as is
often done,but tbe oldest of the pods should
be removed as often as possible after they
have become fit for use, inasmuch as oae
pod allowed to get old will weaken the
bearing properties of the plant more than
as many young ones, therefore it is better
to gather and throw away than allow them
to remain on the plauts after tney are fit
for use. In plucking the podi from the
haulm, both hands should be used, so as
not to break and damage the plauts, pick
ing only such pods as are moderately well
filled, for if young and old be gathered to
gether, they boil unequally.
AN Irish farmer who allowed his fowls
to run upon his grass meadow, was asked
at what he estimated the damage done by
them to the grass, answered "Damage,
man! whjr, none at all, on the contrary, they
do a world of good; the grubs they eat, and
manure they drop quite alters the charac
ter of the herbage after them. I have no
betier grass land than near my dwellmg,
which, as you know, swarms considera
bly with poultry.
THE cotton piant Is destined to become
of greater importance than ever. Farmers
have learned that cottonseed meal is a
good feed fer most kinds of stocß,and that
after feeding, it makes the most valuable
kinds of manure. It requires some care
in using, and is better if mixed with at
le'.st half its bulk of wheat bran.
SOME poultry keepers make a good set
ter do double work, by removing her first
hatch, giving them to some other hen, and
then putting her on another setting. Where
this can be done the number of chicks in
the flock may be materially increased in a
DURING a great tnany rainy days in sum
mer, stock are mucn more comfortable it
allowed to run to the barnyard and shelter
themselves under sheds and in the stables.
But when they do this they should be fed
as liberally as in winter, and, if possible,
with green food, as good at least as they
get in pasture.
AT three feet apart each way there are
4,800 hills on an acre. Potatoes yielding
only one bushel to every thirty bills would
give upward of 100 bushels per acre. That
this is much above the average crop even
In good yesrs shows how great are the
possibilities lor improvement in potato
PUT in a few sunflower seeds for pro
ducing an occasional feed for the poultry
next fall and winter.
GLYCERINE LEATHER COMPOSITION. —
It is a well known fact that glycerine
has found extensive application in tnn
niug, a* it lias been proved that it adde
materially to the elasticity and strength
of the leather. Especially has it been
found of great value in protecting leath
er bands of machinery from cracking
aud drying. The partially tanned leath
er is immersed for a considerable time in
a bath of glycerine, by whioh the pores
are tilled, and such an elasticity aud
softness is imparted to it that it is ren
dered far more durable and lasting. In
order to prepare a neutral guttapercha
paste composition paste with glyoeriue,
take from three to four pounds of lamp
black, half a pound of ivory black, cover
up in a suitable vessel with 5 pounds of
glycerine, 5 pounds of oommoii syrup,
aud stir well, until tho whole is intim
ately mixed and free from lumps. Four
or tlye ounces of gutta-perciia, finely
out, are to bo put into a kettle, and after
melting must be mixtnl with twenty
ounces of sweet oil and dissolved, and
two ounces of stearine acid. While still
warm tho gutta-percha solution must be
incorporated with the syrup and lamp
black. and after this is doue ten ounces
of Senegal gum dissolved in one and a
half pounds of water is also added. In
order to iinpiu-t an agreeable odor to the
mass, a little rosemary or lavender oil
may be added. In using, dilute with
three or four parts of water. It gives a
tine lustre to harness, makes the leather
soft aud elastic, and being free from acid
adds very much to its durability.
A rorD Pu'M Pt DDLNQ. —OuO pOQQd
suet, one pound currants, one pound
stoned raisins, eight eggs, half of a gra
ted nutmeg, two ounces sliced oanuied
peel, one teaspoonful of ground sugar,
half pound bread crumbs, half pound
flour, half a pint of milk. Chop the su
et flnelj; mix with it the dry ingredients;
stir these well together, and add the well
beaten eggs to moisten with. Beat up
the mixture, and should the above pro
portion of milk not be found sufficient
to make it of the proper consistency, a
little more should be added. l*ress the
puddiug in a mould, tie it in a floored
cloth, and boil for five hours, or rather
longer, and serve witn brandy sauce.
HARD MONEY CAKE. —Gold Part—Take
two cups of sugar, a scant cup of butter,
and work together to a cream, thou add
the yolka of eight eggs, four cups of
flour and one tablespoonful of corn starch;
one cup of sour milk, with a teaspoouful
of soda iu it, added the last thing, ex
cept the flavor, which may be leiuou
and vauiHa. Silver Part—Take two cups
of sugar aud oue of butter, four cups of
flour aud oue tablespoonful of corn
starch, the white of eight eggs, one cup
of sour milk, tuaspoouful of soda; flavor
with almond or peach. Put iu tho bak
ing pan alternately oue sp ouful of gold
aud oue of silver.
DANDELION TEA. —Pull up six or eight
dandelion roots, according to size, aud
cut off the leaves; well wash the roots
and scrape off a little of the skin. Cut
tiiem up into small pieces and pour on
one pint of boiling water. Let theoi
stand all night, then strain through mus
lin, and the tea is ready for use. It
should be quite clear, and the color of
brown sherry. One wineglass should be
taken at a tame. Tho decoction will not
last good for more than two or three days,
and therefore it must only be made in
POTATO croquettes are nice for supper,
and are prefered by some people to the
much praised r*aratoga potatoes. Take
two cups of cold mashed potatoes, two
eggs, a lump of butter half the size of
au egg, salt aud pepper to taste and half
a cupful of fine cracker crumbs. Mix
well, roll with your hands on a knead
ing board in round cakes or long ones,
scatter a little flour on the board, drop
the cake in hot lard and fry until they
MOCK MAYONALSE DRESSING : Beat 4
eggs very lightly (yolks and whites to
gether), add 2 small tublespoonfuls of
mixed mustard, 1 teaspoouful silt, *
teaspoouful white pepper and a very lit
tle cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoonful
butter(hard), and nearly a teacupful of
sharp vinegar. Cook these ingredients
in a custard kettle, stirring unt 1 they
form a thick custard. Be sure and not
MACARONI SOUP.— Six pound of beef
put into four quarts of water with one
large onion, one carrot, one turnip, and
ahead of celery, all boiled three or four
hours slowly. Next day take off the
grease, strain eut the vegetables and
pour into soup-ketttle. Season with salt
10 taste. Boil one-half pound of maca
roni unfcd quite tender and place in the
soup. Pour over it—the last thing—
MACARONI AND TOMATOES: Peel and
slice some fresh tomatoes. Stew them
with butter, salt and pepper a> d a few
speonfuls of strong gravy or stock; add
one rolled milk oracker. Pass the whole
through a sieve and mix with the boiled
macaroni. Cover the top with grated
cheese and a sprinkling of line bread
crumbs. Place the dish in the oven just
long enough to nicely brown.
POOR MAN'S FRUIT CAKE.— This cake
is excellent as well as economical. Take
one and a half cups of brown sugar, two
cups of flour, one of butter and one
of chopped raisins, three eggs, three
tablespoonfuls of sour milk, half a tea
spoon of soda, half a cup of blackberry
jam. Mix the sugar, butter and eggs
together first, then the flour and milk
and fruit. Bake in a moderate oven.
PINEAPPLE PlE. —One large pineapple,
pared and grated, one cup of sugar, one
half cup of butter, five beatou eggs, a
little nutmeg; cream the butter and su
gar. Beat in the egg yolks, add the
pineapple and spice, lastly the whites
of the eggs beaten to a froth. Bake
without upper crust.
VEAL PlE. —Line a deep tin pan with
a good crust. Parboil the meat and
season high, first cutting it into small
pieces, nearly till the pan with water in
which the meat was parboiled; sprinklo
flour over, add a piece of butter, and
cover with a tolerable thick crust. Chick
en p e may be made in the same way.
CABBAGE FRIED WITH CREAM. —Chop a
quart of cold boiled cabbage, fry it fif
teen minutes with sufficient butter to
prevent burning, season it highly with
pepper and salt, and stir into it half a
cuplul of cream or of milk with a tea
spoonful of flour mixed with it; let it
cook five minutes longer, and serve it hot.
MILK CAKES. —One pound and a half
of flour, two ounces of butter, a pinch
of salt and a of baking pow
der; roll out the paste thin and divide
into flat cakes; bake in a qu ; ck oven.
THE litile daisy: Scene —Beneath the
apple Ir< e just back of the house. Farm
er grinding his scythe. Small boy doing
the circular work at the grindstone
crank. Sudden flutter of starched skirts
around the corner of the house. "Oh,
good morniug, sir," from a bright eyed
youug lady. "Would you kindly allow
us to pick a few bunches of those daisies
in the lot yonder? They are so lovely."
"Yes'm. You can pick 'em, the hull on
'em, if you like. And if you'll tear the
pesky things tip by the root and rid the
place of 'em I'll give you board and
clothes for all summer." "Why, don't
you admire daisies?" And the farmer
laughed a most uuiesthetio, riugiug
laugh that made the young lady feel as
though she had sti uck something uncon
I*l oof Kvrrywhere.
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Bitters to cure them, they can find cases
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GitßKNWion, Feb. 11, 1830.
]hp Bitters Co. —Silts--1 was given
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OWELTY to a calf: He must have
done something that made him un
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the draft" on the fiont doorstep. "I
have not quite made up my mind what
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ius lingers through his hair in a careless,
Bohemianistic way. "If I should take
to literature I should be a second Haw
thorne." "Bunthorne, did you say?"
The moon might have gone down at that
moment for all the good it would do that
couple. The seperatiou was forever.
My Good Woman,
Why are you so out of sorts, never able to
tell folks that yoa are well? Ten to one
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A COMZ-DOWW: Eady customer—
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Tradesman, who thinks he has a grand
order— 4 Two shillings a basket, mad
amo." Lady customer — 4 -And what are
the beans?" Tradesman—"Three and
six the bundle, m&daine." Lady cus
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it's froth, so you can send a bit every
day and when it comes to a puiy worth
just put it down to me." Tableau,
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pray, sir, what might your name be?"
"Julius Caesar," was the reply. "What,
sir, do you mean to say your name is
Julius Caesar?" "Sir, you did not ask me
what it is, but what it might be."
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I KDIONATIOTTJ "Ifc is IlOt Only fooliall
but positively wicked for these men to
attempt to coerce their employers," re
marked the good Deacon Jones in refer
ence to the strikers. "Why are they
not content with what is given them,
without attempting to ruin the business
of the country just when the new crops
are so promising and prosperity is every
where ready to smile on this fortuuate
land? It's like flying in the face of
Providence." The Deaoon paused a
moment, overpowered by the force of
his emotions; but he recovered his
speech again to say: "And while I think
of it, Johu, you might as well mark up
them potatoes another quarter."
Advtoa to Couumotives.
On the appearance ot the first symptons
—as general debility, loss of appetite,pal
lor, chilly sensuuons, followed by night
sweats aud cough—prompt measures for
relief should be taken. Consumption is
scrofulous disease of the lungs; —therefore
use the groat anti-scrofula, or blood puri -
tier and strength-restorer,—Dr. Pierce's
"Golden Medical Discoviry." Superior
to Cod liver oil as a nutritive, and unsur
passed as a pectoral. For weak lungs,
spitting of blood, and kindred affections
it has no tqiai. Bold by druggwts the
world over. For Dr. Pierce's pamphlet
on Consumption, send two stamps to
World's Dispensary Medical Association,
Buffalo, N. Y.
DATES worth remembering: Gin cock
tails invented by Confucius, iu Cochin
China, B. C. 800, Shampooing intro
duced by Barbarossa, 1222. Quail on
toast first Berved by the Israelites, 65.
Free lunch OH introduced by Joseph iuto
Egypt, B. C. 400. Bricks first worn iu
the hat by Npali, B. C. 200. Bicycles
first used by Ixiou, 201. Weather pioph-
Qcies invouted liy Ananias, B. C. 300,
Aprons first woru by Eve. 1. Circulation
discovered by Harvey, 1540; lied about
by editors ever since. First great moral
show started by Noah, B. C. 500.
Citucom itrnl other Tumors.
are treated with unusual success by World's
Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo,
N. if. Seud stamp for pamphlet.
ACROBATIC: A news item says that the
bett female circus rider IU Russia is
Dounedretisky, who ''turns a double
somersault through a hoop and carries
her name, which is painted in the centre,
along with her." To turn a double som
ersault through a hoop may not be very
remarkable feat, but to get her name
through without knocking off some uf its
corners is certainly an astonishing per
FIU, Fits, Fits,
successfully treated by Workl's Dispensary
Medical Association. Addresss. with
stamp for pamphlet, Buffalo, N. Y.
"MAMMA," said a wee pet, "they sung
'I Want to be an Angel' in Sunday-school
this morning, and I sung with them."
"Why, Nellie," exclaimed mamma,
"could you keep time with the rest?"
"1 guess I could," proudly answered
little Nellie; "I kept ahead of them most
all the way through."
There is but a very small proportion of
the women of this nation that do not suf
fer from some of the diseases for which
Kidney-Wort is specific. When the
bowels have become costive, headache tor
ments, kidneys out of fix, or piles distress,
taks a package and its wonderful tonic and
renovating power will cure you and give
new life.— Watchman.
"Hi! Hullo I Stop there," Rliouted
Sozzle, as he ran along the sidewalk
wildly gesticulating at a loaded Herdic.
"That 'buss is full, sir," said a by
A good Baptist clergyman of Bergen,
N. Y., a strong temperance man. suffered
with kidney trouble, neuralgia and dizzi
ness almost to blindness, over two years
after be was told that Hop Bitters would
cure him, because he was afraid of and
prejudiced against "Bitters." Since his
cure he says none need fear but trust in
THB Charleston "News and Courier"
is displeased withe the picture of the
South given by Judge Tourgee in "A
Fool's Errand," which is read there
"with regret, if not Indigna'ion.
Thousands will bear testimony (and do
it voluntarily) that Vegetme is the best me
dical compound yet placed before the
public for renovating and purifying the
blood, eradicating all humors, impurities
or poisonous secretions from the system,
invigorating and strengthening the system
debilitated by disease; in fact, it is, as
many have called it, 'the Great Health
THE Authorship of "A Reverend Idol'
is now attributed to Miss Lmoretia Noble,
of Wilbratiam, Mass., who has contrib
uted essays to various journals, but has
never before written a work of fiction.
Mensman's Peptonized beef tonic, the
only preparation of beef containing its en
tire nutritious properties. It contains
blood-making, force generating and life
sustaining properties; invaluable for indi
gestion, dyspepsia, uervous prostration, and
all forms of general debility; also, in all
enfeebled conditions, whether the result of
exhaustion, nervous prostration, overwork
or acute disease, particularly if resulting
ft om pulmonary complaints. Caswell,
Hazard & Co., proprietors, New York,
bold by all druggists.
WHY is a certain kiud of window o.dled
a bay window ? Because people go there
when they look out to st e.
Thousands up >n ttuusauds of bottl :s ol
Carboline. a deodorized ex;r*ct ot petro
leum, have been sold, and from all over
Ibo land comes oue universd cry, ' Carbo
line, as now improved and perfected, is
the best hair restorer ever used." bo.d by
PERHAPS the reason why the voice of
truth is so rarely heard is because, liv
ing in a well, she is apt to have a cold.
Flies and Dugz.
Flies, roaches, ants, bedbugs, ra's. mice
gophers, chipmunks cleared out by "Rjugh
on Ra'fl." 100..
THE man who "retired from active
pursuits" had on several occasions failed
to catch a railroad train.
Write to Mi* Lydia E. Pinkham.Lynn,
Mass., for names of ladies cured of female
weakness by takiDg her Vegetable Com
A FASHION note says there is a tenden
cy to drop overskirts. This is appalliDg.
Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Restorer is the
marvel of the age for all nerve diseases. All
fits stopped free. Head to 931 Aroh btree%
THE biggest thing on ice—The profit.
MRS. LYDI& E. PINKHiM, OF LVHH, MISS.,
LYDIA E. PHMKHAWB
In a PowUlvw Cure
for *ll tku Painful CoafUliiM aA lV*linMM
so cum won to our beat fsua lo population.
It will cura entirely the worst form of Fstuals Com
plaints, ail ovarian troublea, Inflammation and Tllcera
Hon, Falling and Displacements, and ths consequent
Aptnal Weakness, and la particular)/ adapted to tba
Change of Ufa.
It will dlaeolfe and expel tumors from the oterneln
an earl/ etage of development. Tlia tendency to can
cerous humors there Is checked vary i>eedUy by ita use.
It remove# faint usee, flatulency, destroy# all craving
for ctlmulantc, and relieves weakness of the etomach.
It euros Dloatlng, fleadaehae, Nervous Prostration,
General DehUlty, Bleep! seen see, Depression and Indi
That feeling of hearing down, canting pain, weight
end backache, la alweya permanently cured by Its Use.
It will at all Mruea and under all circumstances act In
harmony with tbe laws that govern the female system.
For the cureof Kidney Complaints of either sea this
Compound is unsurpassed.
LYDIA K. PIXKII A M'fI VEGETABLE COM
POIMIIs prepared at 133 and 136 Western AvedMe,
Lynn, Maes. Price sl. filx bottles for $6. gent by mail
In tbe form of pills, also In tba form of locengea, en
receipt of price, gl per bos for either. Mrs Ptnbham
freely answers all letters of Inquiry. Bend for pamph
let. Address as above. Unit ton thit tajmr.
No family should be without LTDIA E. PINEHAJff
LIVER PILI-S. They curs constipation, biliousness |
and torpidity of tb liver. 35 cents per box.
c T Hold bv all llrnaslste. ft
!*br a qflarrer or a century or more Hoatetter*
Stomach Bitters has been the reigning apeciflc for
tn<t>Keation, dyspepsia, fever anu ague, a lots of
physical stamina, liver complaint and other dla
oruera, and has been nvwt emphatically Indorsed
by medical men as a health and strength reatora
ttve. It counteracts a tendency to premature de
cay, and sustains and comforts the aged and lo
For sale by all Druggists and Dealers generally.
(A .Medicine, not a Drink,)
M nors, BUCIIU. MANDRAKE,
I ANbTHP. PTKKST AND BKSTMmiCALQCAU- I
TIKb or ALL OTIISK HITTKUS.
THEY CURE I
|| All Dleenfrsof thcStomach, Bowels. Blood, I
■ Liver. Kidneys, and Urinary Organ*. Ner- ■
vouoiicts, Sleeplessness and especially
S SIOOO IN COLO, -sga
H Will he paid for a caae they will not cure or^B
■ help, or for anything impure or Injurious
found In them.
B Ask your dnjpgist for Hop Bitters amd try I
St 1 lieiii before you sleep. Take no other. I
J DI. Cis an absolute and Irresistible cure for I
a Drun&eni'Css, use of opium, tobacco and
£ 9HBEOBB S*Xl> FOB CiKcrLAR. oNMDH
v All obowo sold 1-j drtWKUte.
1 Hw Rlllrn Mf/. CII., N. V., A Twelo, Oat I
c THE GREAT CURE
J I FOR |
| —RHEUMATISM— i
As it is for all tho painful diseases of the u
£ KIDNEYS,LIVER AND BOWELS. §
Q It cleanses the system of tho acrid poison
OB that causes tho dreadful suffering which 9
0 only the victims of Rheumatism can realise. >
£ THOUSANDS OF CASES J
T of the worst forms of this terrible disease
ej have been quickly relieved, and in short time >,
2 PERFECTLY CURED.
rtUCE, fl. LIQUID OR DRY, SOLD BY DRUGGISTS, jj
< 11- Dry can be sent by maiL 3
WELLS. RICHARDSON & Co.. Burlington Vt. *
■ Marvelous success.
■ w Insane Persons Restored,
I I U DR. KUNE SGREAT
M . NERVE RESTORER
mfor aM Basra A N k.RTK DISEASES. Only sure
™cure for Fits, Epilepsy and Nerve JJfections.
INFALLIBLE If taken as directed. No Fits after
frstday'suse . Treatise and $2 trial bottle free to
Kit patients, they paying expressage. Bend name,
P. O. and express address to DR. KLINE, 9A|
Arch Sl Philadelphia. Fa. Seepnncixnldruas/utta
TBI" B£\ ' n abundance.—Bs Million ponnds
1 L II V Imported last year.—Prices lower
| r U -Nl than ever.—Agents wanted.—Dout
I la II waste time.—Send for circular.
10 lbs. Good Black or Mixed, for sl.
10 lbs. Pine Black or Mixed, for $2.
10 lbs. Ckoice lllacK or Mixed, for $3.
Send for pound sample, 17 eta. extra for postage..
Then get up a club. Choicest Tea in the world.—
Largest variety.—Pleases everybody.—Oldest Tea
House In America.—No chromo.—No Humbug.—
Straight business.—Value for moDey.
liOB'T WELlii. 43 Yew* St., N. Y..P.0. Box 1287.
•x* OH TU IB mOHTT. Prof. MARTINIS.
■ I. VP I I, tho Greol Spanish Sear, Astrologer f
ill Psychologist, will, (or 30 csots, with age, height, / \
color oftjes ud look of h.ir, send . CORRECT rIC-' .NH 1
TURK of jour future husb.rd or wife, with Mm., time! jg. M al .**ll
ud pl.e. or ui.ttior, ud date of marnsgs. psjobokw
loallj predicted. Money rwturhod to, .11 DO: Mtwiad. wßßraw
flidww Prof. P.knrttagg, IUMOPt j ti.,Bww, Msw. TMmCW
"I have had Asthma for 22 years, suffering n
thousand deaths; have been so that 1 could
not go out for four months at a time, but sat
in a chair night and day. I have tried every
remedy I ever heard of, and spent thousand*
of dollars in aearch of a cure; but all in
vain until I found Knights Asthma Cur*.
That was in February last. My Asthmn
had been unusually bad alt winter. Six bot
tles of this medicine have made me feel lika
a new man. I call myself well. 1 have not
been oppressed for breath all through this
trying spring, and can not express in words
what this wonderful remedy has done for
A. 8. Bradford, Arlington, Mast.
" I feel Wee thanking Mr. Knight for Ma urn
cedent Asthma Curt. It has done very
much to relieve me of a case of Asthma;
and, from my present improvement, I ex
pect to be under still greater obligations."
Pres't R. Heber Holbrook, of the National
Normal University, Lebanon, O.
** I was severely afflicted with Asthma from
1865 to IKM2; tried many remedies fso called),
and spent much money fn vain, seeking relief.
In February, 18K2, I received the first bottle
of Knights Asthma Curt. 1 commenced to
improve at once, have had very few Asthma
symptoms since, and am now as free from
it as a person who never had it. I can say
with certainty that Knights Asthma Curt
is the best yet discovered."
E. C. Weaver, Lawyer, 930 F St., Wash
ington, D. C.
" I have traveled north, east, and west, and
spent four years south in order to relieve
myse'f of this terrible disease, Asthma; ana,
until I received Knights Asthma Curt,
found no permanent relief. After taking this
medicine but a fortnight I obtained the
greatest relief, and can say I am now cured
entirely, and that my cure is considered al
most a miracle by my friends. You can re
fer to me at all times."
Prof. Q. W. Hawxhurst, 12 Willow St.,
Peterson, N. J.
•'My wife has found Knighfs Asthma Curt
a perfect success where all others hard
proved a failure Having been a great iu£>
(erer from Asthma, and having taken as
much medicine for the disease without ob
taining any permanent benefit, she hesitated
to try any more. But she eras induced to
try a bottle of Knight s Curt, and from Ike
day she commenced taking it regularly she
has not had a single.attack. This medicine
is a great blessing to suffering Asthmatics.**
D. 0. Drake, Supt. Schools, Mt. Washing
"I m over 00 years old, and have had the
Asthma over 85 years. Have tried many
remedies, but obtained only temporary relief.
Knight's Asthma Cure has helped me more
than all others put together Since I com
menced taking it, 1 rest well at night, and
"he neighbors all I eck better than for
W. A. Chandler, Traverse Gty, Mich.
KNICHT'S ASTHMA AND
HAY FEVER CURE
Is the Cheafest as well as the Best Price. 91.00
per Bottle, or six bottles for $5.1)0 IBT Write for
Knight's new treatise on "ASTHHA; ITS CAUSE
AND Cuitß."" If your Druggist has not the
medicine, send direct for it (inclosing money) to
THE L. A. KNIGHT COMPANY,
697 Br*<lwy. New York, or
JOHNSON, HOf.LOWAT A CO.)
HEN KY TOTTEN, }- Philadelphia, Pa
FRENCH, RICHARDS A CO.J
Prepared for Immediate Use.
BuiMmgs painted with Pants mixed by hand
have to be repainted every three years. The best
Paint cannot be made by hand mixing.
The Paint used la the smallest item In oak of
painting, labor the largest.
Any building will be repainted at our expense
if not satisfactorily painted with oar Paint.
Por sale by one dealer In every city and town
tn the Fnited Suites.
BCPF.BTITCP Crlebrsted Rlngleßreeeh
Leading khet Gums mt VIA op.
Doable Barrel Breech Loaders. §l6 Dp.
Forehand A Wadaworlh Choke bare Mln
-61 e Breech Loading Gut, at §14.90 up.
Inmate and Breech Loading Gnai and Pis
toiaof moot approved Engdnhaua American makes.
All blndn of Sporting Implements and arti
cles required by ""jxirtamen and Ounmakem.
JOS.C.GBFKBACO.. 71* Warket SL
Bend S-oent stamp for Prioe-Liat. Fbilndolnbln.
DR. H. W. LOBB, MEDICAL OFFICES,
Ha 829 NORTH FIFTEENTH STREET,
Philadelphia, Pa. 1$ years' experience. (Estab
lished for treatment with purely vegetable medi
cines.) Dr. Lobb'a long experlsnos In the treat
ment or diseases enables him to guarantee a cars
In all cases. Consultation free and strictly con
fldentiaL Call in person or by letter. Offloe
hears: 11 to 2 and Tto 10 evening.
Swedish Insect Powder Kill*
UD ILL TROUBLESOME VERIIU.
It will thoroughly exterminate Roaches, Ants,
Bed Bugs, Fleas, Lice, Tobacco and Cotton worma
Moth, etc. It Is safe, sure, cleanly and cheap. II
will not poison animals or fowls. Sample pack
ages by mail 30 cents, post-paid Stamps taken
Circulars free. Agents Wanted. Address, J. H.
JOHNSTON, Swedish insect Powder Co., Pitts
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afc? isztii asgF ,/j ~'* TAa
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h)tyt*4 (mitt, aot fitted with aa Automatic Cut-aC
Bend tor Illustrated
Urtees. B. W. farNx Qssmng. X.X.
Medical ai Sargical Institute.
For the treatment of diseases of men cmly. Dis
eases of the generative organs recent or chronic,
blood poison, pains in the flesh and bones, red
spots, ulcers, strictures, kidneys and bladder,
weakness, nervous ane general debility, prema
ture decay, mental and physical prostration, aDd
other special diseases speediiy and permanently
cured. Patients may send a description of their
symptoms, etc., and appropriate remedies with di
rections will be sent to any address,
DRS. J. W. GRIN OLE and A. D. GREY,
Physicians and Surgeons,
171 West 12th Street, New York.
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