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"Pocket Burroughs" In the British Parlia
"Pocket burroughs" derive their
quaint appellation from the fact that
the individual commanding their votes
carries them, as it were, in his pocket.
Not all the pocket burroughs, however,
are under patrician control; the purse
of Plutus holding influence over a good
ly number of them. It is a well-known
tact that there are scores of them pur
chasable as any other commodity of the
market can be bought up. lock, stock
and barrel, and are so bought. The
late commission of inquiry into contest
ed elections gave ample evidence of this,
having brought to light the astrounding
revelation that the voters of seyer&l such
burroughs—not small ones either—were
bribed, almost to a man! Mauy of them
even boasted of the large sums they had
received, after stipulating for, and
chaffering over there, without thought
of shame or qualm of conscience.
One would naturally expect lhat a
candidate for Parliamentary honors
would be required to give some proof
of his fitness for Parliamentary duties.
But m boroughs like these no such
qualification is needed. With them,
political and knowledge of
statesmanship—or, indeed, other know
ledge of auy useful kind—are the least
and last things thought of. Money will
make them take the wall; aud well the
man of money knows it—feels as certain
of entering Parliament, if he only pays
the price, as he would of au opera box
by purchasing a ticket. It is simply a
question of hew muoh he is disposed to
pay; and that he arranges w.tb the
electioneering agent, who in turn makes
it square with the electors. There are
always constituencies open to represen
tatives of this kind, and who care for
no other, and would not have any other.
Nor does the candidate need to be resi
dent among them or even have previons
acqua ntaiice with them. He may be a
total stranger of unknown antecedents,
brought lrom some distant part of the
ooumry—Bon don or elsewhere his first
introduction to his constituency that is
to be given him by the iocal lawyer who
acts as his electioneering agent, often
only a few days before the election.
But the lawyer himself has been pre
viously made acquainted with his
legislative capabilities by having heard
the jingle of u>B gold. This communi
cated to the covetous constituency has
a marvelous, almost magical, effect, aud
presto! the unkuowu Plutus, who may
he the veriest adventurer, becomes one
of the Senatorial grandees of the great
British Empire, on which the sun never
Down the Flume.
Ed. Falconer, lormly railroad station
agent at Durham, now working in the
mills at Smoky Flat, came to Chico,
Cal., recently in the flume. He started
from the mountains about 7 o'clock in
the morning, when the atmosphere was
cold and crisp, making one wish for an
overcoat. He mounted a raft and
shoved of£ and did stop until he had
reached a warm and sunny station along
the watery side. Traveling in the flume
is dangerous but exciting sport. One
is sometimes gliding smoothly along on
level water, and then is suddenly dashed
forward on a down grade at an almost
lightning speed, with the boat or raft
riding at a seeming angle of 45 degrees.
Along the flume, through the canyons
the most picturesque scenery"t£e
Sierras which would make the heart of
a true artist leap with joy. Very few
accidents have ever occurred on the
Sierra Lumber company's flume, but
if there should be a break at some of
the high places, a person riding along
would suddenly be dashed into 4 'king
dom come." Biding down the flume has
a striking similarity to sliding down the
a hill on a sled—it is fun to shoot down
ward with a tremendous velocity, but
difficult to ascend.
Very few persons are allowed to ride
in the flume, and it is only by hard ef -
forts that the mill hands can get permiss
ion to make tne trip to Chico. Boxes
of trout are sent down from the tourists
to their friends in the valley, and a few
years ago this wonderful forty-mile
length ot flume was used as a sort of
message-carrier in bringing down orders
for supplies and calls for physicians, the
messages being written on a board or
nailed up m a small box. But now,
since we are connected with the mount
ains by telephone, the custom of mes
sage sending by water has "gone up the
Japanese Farui Lite.
Something more than one-hall the
population of the empire, of Japan is
agricultural, and the half of these are
women. In 1874. 12,000,000 acres were
under cultivation, or about three-fourths
of an acre per head of the farming
population; but the tillage is most
t orough, and two ciops are invariably
raised each year. All farm labor is hard
labor. A plow is seldom seen, and
labor saving machines are unknown.
Wages for farm labor seem low. Thir
ty- five dollars a year with board, or
fifty dollars with out board, for a man
and ten dollars with board and twenty
five to thirty dollars with out it, for a
woman ; and then, as the clothing for
a laborer costs but four or five dollars a
year, and he gets a three-room (bamboo
and paper) house for eight or ten dollars
a year, and clothing for family of four
or five costs not to exceed twenty dol
lars, and his garden will produce one
half oi his living, the farm laborer is
not in a desperate condition, and being
exceedingly frngal, he manages to lay
up something every year. Yet the
Japanese farmers are prosperous. Near
ly all can read, write, and keep farm
accounts, while the boys are sent to
school and the girls taught music and
needle work at home, and there is not a
house, not even among the coolies, or
laborers, that does not have its bath
room, which is put in use every morn
Previous to the great day the bride
groom gets a new hat and takes a new
name, while the lady, whjse hair has
hitherto hung down to her heels in a
single heavy plait, at the same time be
oomes initiated into the style of hair
dressing prevalent among Chinese mar
ried ladies, which consists in twisting
the hair into the form of an exaggerated
teapot, and supporting it in that shape
with a narrow plate of gold or jade over
the forehead, and a whole system of bod
kins behind it. On the wedding morn
ing, presents and congratulations are
sent to the bridegroom, and among the
rest a pair of geese; not sent, as we
might imagine, by some wicked wtg or
nraclaimable bachelor as a personal re
flection on the intellectual state of his
friend, but as an emblem of domestic
uaity and affection.
SHBBP KOR HARD TIMES —The past
season, characterized by climatic extremes
followed as it must necessarily be ny a
winter in which feeder's resources will be
heavily taxed to avoid a sacrifice of a por
tion of his live toc* f will serve to give
prominence to the claims of the sheep to a
foremost place in the farpi economy. Sub.
sisting through much of the past season on
a meager supply of grass aud water, it is
now ready to combat such viccissitudes as
may be iu store for it with less detriment
than will result to any of its farm-yard
companions that may be subjected to like
treatment. Such tests of endurance are
by no means desirable in the case ot the
sheep—are far lrom those conditions by
which it should be surrouuded where the
best results are hoped for, but the fact that
it will successfully withstand them Is just
so much to be credited to its favor, By
the rule that a ''penny saved is a penny
earned" does the sheep DH make money
for its owner, under circuinstances where
other auimals would baukrupt him? Thus
it is that the farmer who can enumerate
among his live 6tock a fair pioportion i f
sheep, will be enabled to partly recoup
himself against the loss to which he is lU
evitably subjected iu mauy localities.
If those less fortunately circumstanced
will take the lesson home to themselves,
and apply its teaching to their future poli
cy, much good lhat is now not apparent to
them uisy be In ought out ot their pre-eut
THE Poultry Monthly says that, as a
rule, one variety of fowls is enough for al
most any person to manage successfully
and profitably, and this is especially true
with beginners, who have to iraln their t x
perlence in all the varied details of poultry
management. If a breeder has beeu suc
cessful with one variety, has not merely
made good sales, but has produced birds
of such a high order of merit that the
sto£k makes a good advertisement and a
permanent one for the breeder, it can be
taken for granted that it will pay to take
up one or more breeds, provided the same
care is bestowed upon each variely as was
formerly accorded the single breed, anil
provided there are ample conveniences,
rixim and quarters for them. it seldom
pays to attempt raising poor breed poultry
unless there is ample room, both in yards
and houses, for they must have this to in
sure their heaithlulness and consequent
PLANT ITICKKT TREKS.— Many people
would lite 10 tiave a hickory grove, but
have a vague idea that it ia a terrible thing
to get. But it is not so much of a task.
Plow your ways four feet apart,follow the
marker with a roller which will not efface
the mark. Do this the first wesk in Octo
ber, or may be earlier. 'lake a hoe,
and at eica crosdn* of your check
rows plant a nut about au inch and a half
stepping hard upon it. Next spring
run a harrow over the ground quite early,
say as soon as the frost is well out. When
your trees come up cultivate them the
same as corn, being careful not to bruise
in any way. After they get too nigh for
the cultivator attend to them with a hoe.
Mulch in the fail sufficiently to keep the
weeds out the next spring. If any should
come, keep them pulled. In ten years
you will have all the hickory nuts and tim
ber you want, It you have an acre in your
grove. A moist location is the bett—just
as wet as will do to plow—if you have it.
A MASH composed ot two-thirds wheat
bran and one-third corn meal for solids,
the morning when about blood heat,makes
a good breakfast for poultry, especially
for laying hens. Oats and buckwheat for
midday teed, and corn and oats for supper
are excellent for poultry. Clean, fresh
water is a very essential article. The above
feed is recommended tor poultry when the
ground is frozen and covered with snow,
but with the open weather we have had
thus far this season, but little extra feed
or care has been required. The large amount
of insect food which poultry Las been able
to pick up this season has so far rendered
the extra feeding of animal food unneces
HOOT FRCNINO FOB TOMATOES. —Root
pruning for tomato plants is recommended
to induce early maturity of the fruit. While
the plants arc young they are transplanted
several times, which ef course destroys
some of the roots, aud after they are put
into their final resting place, a spade is
once in a while thrust down into the ground
a foot or so from the main stock, in tnie.
of course, size, and perhaps quality, are
sacrificed to a few weeks earlmess; but
many are willing to pay this penalty for
the sake ef the early dish. Those who
wish to secure an early ripening of fruit
will do weil to practice this system of root
pruning upon a portion of their plants.
Tomato plants produce better aud more
evenly ripened iruit when afforded some
support, as by stakes or trellises, to keep
the vines from the ground.
A FATAL scourge has prevailed in Loui
siana for tome time kuewu as Spanish lep
rosy or farcy, which has killed a large
Dumber ot mules. It seeuis particularly
destructive to these valuable animals, and
some planters have lost nearly every ani
mal on them places. This visitation is
particularly unfortunate at this eeasou of
the year, when farmers need every work
animal they can use. Borne persous claim
that it can be cured, but the most ot the
farmers consider it beyond remedy, and it
does its work in a very short time.
THE value of all manufactured fertiliz
ers d pends upon their solubility, and
thise manures should all be appropriated
by the growing crops. To expect any
such fertilizing matter to remain in the
ground for another year is to presume
that the fertilizers are not properly man
ufactured. Bone dust, however, will re
main in the soil several years.
A Q' OD remedy for all the ordinary ail
ings of the peach tree is potash. An East
ern chemist found the tissues of peach
trees sjffering from the "yellows" gorged
with starch, and potash would prove a
remedy. He gave an instance where it
seen ed to prove a rempdy, although he
was not positive that the ailment was 'yel
STARTLING as the statement may seem
the destruction of crops by noxious insects
in the United States has reached the enor
mous sum of $400,000,000 hi a year.
"CAN'T you trust me darling?'' mur
mured Spilkins to the daughter of the
old money lender. "Not without real
estate security," replied Isabella, absent
' OH, you be darned," a# the Christ
mas present said when it slipped through
the hole in the heel of the hung-up
"MY life has not been one of unalloyed
delight. I haye had the measles, the
chicken-pox, the typhoid fe\er and in
flammatory rheumatism, but I never
kuew what real misfortune was until I
married a burglar alarm,"
MENDING CHlNA. —Dissolve an ounce
of gum-mastic in a quantity of highly
rectitied spirits of wiue; thou soften au
ounce of isinglass in warm water, and
finally dissolve it iu rum or brandy till
it forms a thick jelly. Mix the isinglass
and gum-mastic together, adding a
quarter of au ounce of finely-powdered
gum-ammoniac; put the whole iuto au
earthen pipkin and into a warm plaoe,
till it is thoroughly incorporated togeth
er; pour it iuto a small vial, aud oork
it down for use. Iu using it dissolve a
small piece of the oement ill a silver tea
spoon over a lighted caudle. The broken
pieces of glass or china being warmed,
and touched with the now liquid oemoot,
join the part# neatly together, and hold
in their places till the cement has set;
then wipe away the cement adhering to
the edge of the joint, and leave it for
twelve hours without touching it; the
joint will be as strong as the china itself,
Mid if neatly dime, it will show uo join
ing. It is essential that neither of the
pieces be wetted either with hot or cold
FURNITURE POLISH. —Put throe gilis
of cold drawu linseed oil iuto a quart
bottle with sixteen drachms of aquafor
tis, and fill up with vinegar. This mix
ture is invaluhle for furniture that lias
been French polished, but is getting the
worse for use, or, it may be, abuse; and
also wbeu wood having been only par
tially seasoned, the resiu rises up through
the polish, causing unslightly cracks
and spots. This the aquatortis in the
mixture eats dowu and restores the work
to somethiug of its original brightness.
To use it, first wash the furniture
thoroughly clean with a sponge and
lukewarm water, shako the bottle well,
and rub on the polish being CHreful to
use only very clean oloths. Old rags do
best, as thoy will not wash after being
used with tins mixture, and are only fit
to be thrown away. For furniture that
has never beeu French polished, nothing
is better than the old fashioned beeswax
and turpentine melted together by a
gentle heat, aud applied with plenty of
PORK AND BEANS. —No chemical an
al jais could lead to a better combination.
In the beana the flesh formers are in
large proportion to the heat producers,
and as an abundance of both are needed,
the fat jf pork is added as a heat pro
ducer. We have not the data from
which to make an accurate estimate, but
have no doubt that for those who take
active exercise in any occupation, the
wastes of the body may be more eco
nomically supplied by this generally
palatable food than by any other. Those
who have not eaten pork and beans in a
lumber eamp, can have no idea of this
food in its most perfect condition. The
beans are first boiled, then placed in an
iron pot which is covered. A bole is
made in the grouud, and a tire built
there; when this fire has burned to coals,
the pot is set in, and the whole, pot and
coals, covered with earth. This is doue
in the evening, and the pot is uncovered
and taken out at breakfast time the next
morning. No wonder that the lumber
men are the sturdy fellows that they
CHICKEN DRESSED AS TERRAPINS.—
Boil a tine, large, tender chicken; when
doue, and while vet warm, cut it from
en salad; put it iuto a stew pan with one
gill of boiling water; then stir together,
until perfectly fmooth, one-fourth pound
butter, one teispoon flour, and the yolk
of one egg, which add to the chicken
half at a time, stirriug all well together,
then season with salt and pepper. After
letting it simmer about ten minutes,
add one-half gill Madeira wine, aud semi
to table hot.
To BRIGHTEN SMALL IRON ARTICLES.—
Glean the article* to be brightened iu a
hot solution of half to a gallon of com
mercial potash for a quarter of an hour;
then wash in a solution of one to twenty
sulphuric acid half an hour, and dip iu
a bath of nitrous acid; wash in cold wa
ter and dry in sawdust—warm sawdust
IN caring for youi fowls provide them
with a vessel of lime water for occasion
al driuks. It is prepared by pouring
hot water over quick-lime, and after the
lime is settled and the water ooveriug it
has become clear, pour it off. It will
keep fit for use for a considerable time.
PraveßiZET) alum possesses the prop
erty of purifying water. A large spoon
ful stirred Into a hogshead of water will
so purify it that in a few hours the dirt
will all sink to the bottom, and it will
be fresh and clear as spring water. Four
gallons may be purified by a teaspoon
Do not let knives be dropped iuto hot
water. It is a good plan to have a larpe
tin pot to wash them in, just high
enough to wash the blades without wet
ting the handles. Keep your castors
covered with blotting paper and green
flannel. Keep your salt spoons out of
the salt and clean them ofton.
To BRIGHTEN GILT FRAMES.— Take
sufficient flour of sulphur to give a gold
en tinge to one and a half pints of water;
boil in this water four or five ouions,
strain, and when cold, wash with soft
brnsh any part that requires restoring;
when dry it will come out as good as
IF all steel <<r tinwaro is well rubbed
with lard and then with common uu
slacked lime before being put away, it
will never rust. This is also the best
plan to remove rust.
SOFT corns can be cured by this salve:
Boil tobacco down to an extract, then
mix with it a quantify of white pitch
pine, and apply it to the corn, renewing
it once a week until the corn disappears.
To REMOVE GREASE FROM CARPET AND
RESTORE COLORS.—A handful of crushed
soap bark (Quillaya), to a pail of water.
Scrub the spots end sponge the carpet
a : l over.
To stain wood black, drop a little sul
phuric acid into a small quantity of
water; brush over the wood, and hold it
to the fire. It will be a good black and
take a fine polish.
FOR tender feet and neuralgia in the
limbs, bathe the limbs and teet in warm
hav-water—make it strong—and then
apply warm flannel.
KEROSENE will make teakettles as
bright as new. Saturate a woolen rag
and rub with it. It will also remove
stains from clean varnished furniture.
A GOOD coat of Jime whitewash will
destroy mould in cellars.
IT was unmistakably a male bipod but
such a rig! Over six feet tall, suit of
white flannel, baggy breeches, coat cut
off at hips, shoostringJront shirt, No 11
russet leather shoos with rubber soles,
white skull cap with knot of white lace
falling to the shoulder, buttonhole bou
quet, beardless face and a lawn tenuis
stick that would make a nice plaything
for a three-year-old boy. He eutered
the cigar store.
"Bet a dollar he buys a cigarette !"
"Take the bet!"
And the second speaker won. Here
is what took place in the store:
"Have you any cigarettes?"
"Lot's of 'em. What kind do you
"The best you have."
"Here are the B. AS good as any
in the murket."
"Give me two of them" (laying a peu
ny upon the show case).
"We don't break bunches,"
"Don't you sell two ior a pouny ?"
"Ah ! In that ewe I shall not patron
ize you !" RUU it stalked out.
Why Are You Ililllou*?
Because you have allowed your bowels
to become costive, and liver torpid. Use
Kidney-Wort to produce a free state of the
bowels, and it will stimulate the liver to
proper action, cleauae the skin of its yel
lowness, cure bilious headache, and causo
new life in the blod. Druggists have it,
both dry ami liquid.—lion's Herald.
BISHOP Bloom field was once caught
napping while listening to a lengthy
sermon. A companion, seeing Ins rev
erence nodding, and fearing that he
might snore, gave iiim an occasional
nudge. When the discourse was ended
the bishop shook his neighbor warmly
by the baud, and said •
"One of the most awakening sermons
I ever heard!"
Indu'gent parents who allow their child
ren to eat heartily of high-scasoued food,
rich pies, cake, &c., will have to use Hop
Bitters to prevent indigestion, sleenless
nights, sickness, pain, and perhaps, death.
No family is sute without them in the
A WELL-KNOWN journalist reoently em
bodied in his oditorial on one of tho is
sues of the day a quotation, introducing
it in this manner:—"As a certain good
writer once said," etc. When hiR wife
read the article she asked, "Who is the
good writer you refer to ?" The editr r
hesitated a moment, and then modestly
Nervousness, and all derangements of
the nervous system, are usually connected
with a diseased condition of the blood.
Debility is a frequent accompaniment.
The first thing to be done is to improve the
condition of the bloxl. This is accom
plished by taking Vegetine. It is a cerve
medicine, and possesses a controlling
power over the neivous system.
TRANSLATED from tho Omnibus: A
servant bestroked himself his bread-cut
upon both sides with butter. Th vref ore
to the talk brought, said he: "Yes, know
it, my undermouth is to me just as dear
as my overmouth."
Carbcline the deodorized petroleum
hair renewer and restorer, as improved
dressings, and is a universal tavorite with
"How are you Simples? You look
thin; eating anything lately?" "Only
soups,"'said Simples; "training for a
set of false teeth."
Facta from Experience.
MAUOH CHUNK, Pa., Sept. 12.1881.
H. H. WARNER & Co. : SIRS—I have
used your Sate Kidney and Lver Cure for
a combination of liver and kidney troubles
and navo denved great Dcneflt therefrom.
H. F. NONNKMACiIEII.
"MY daughter," exclaimed a fashion
able mother, "is innocence itself. You
oin't make her blush."
Quick, complete euro ur,nary affections
soiartiug, freqnont or difficult urination, kid-,
nsy diseases. $1 *t druggists. Prepaid by
SyTj ' 6 for Jene *
THE army contractor's small pleasan
try: "Of course, these breeches are
going to give way; but what care our
gallaut sohliery? They can cover them
selves with glory."
I advise you to lake "Lindsey's Blood
Searcher." Scrofula, ulcers, old sores,
pimples, boils, etc,, cured at once.
"DOCTOR, what do you think is the
cause of this frequent rush of blood to
my head?" "Oh, it is nothing but an
effort of nature. Nature abhors a vac
For Cancers and Cancerous Humours.
THE DOCTOR'S CERTIFICATE.
ASHI.kt, Washington Co., 111., Jan. 14, TB.
MR. H. It. STEVBNB— Dear Sir: This 18 to certify
thot I had lieen suffering from a Hose Cancer on
my right breast, which grew very rapidly, and all
iny friends had given me up to die, when I heard
of your medicine, Vegetine, recommended for
Cancer and Cancerous humours. I commenced to
take it, and soon found myself beginning to feel
better; iny health and spirits both lelt the benign
influence which it exerted, and In a few montns
from the time I commenced using Vegetlno the
Cancer came out almost bodily.
I certify that I am personally acqua Med with
Mrs. DeForrest and consider her one of our very
bast women. DK. 8. 1L FLOWERS.
WHY WILL YE SUFFER!
The Priceless Vegetine!
WASIUNOTON, D. C., Jan. 8, 1881.
DR. 11. R. STEVENS— The great sympathy I nave
for otbeas who are suffering from Cancers and
Cancerous Humours impresses tne that it Is iny
sacred duty to write to you, althoug a stranger to
ine. For two long years I suffered and endured
tlte most painful tortures of a cancer ofthe breast.
My case defied the efforts of the best physicians.
1 tried many remedies, when a gentleman in the
office with my husban 1 advised htin to try your
priceless Vegetine; he brought home a bottle. Be
fore taking half ot the first bottle, 1 slept well
nights. I contiuued taking the Vegetine, gaining
every day. I have taken eighteen bottles. 1 am
now perfectly cured ; not a vestige of my disease
left. 1 wish everyone could know what a good
medicine it la for such diseases. Your name will
never be forgotten. May God ever bless, guide
auel protect you, is the dally earnest prayer of
MRS. K- A. SKIVLNUTON,
Tl7 0 street, northwest, Washington, D. 0.
18 THE BEST
SPRING AND SUMMER MEDICINE.
Vegetine la Sold by all Druggists.
KNOW thyself: A raw-boned Irish
woman entered one of the national banks
in Providence the other day and presen
ted a check at the cashier's desk. The
cashier looked at her and said politely,
"Madame, you must get identified."
"Faith, an' what's that?" "Why, you
see, you are a stranger to me. I don't
know you." "Will, thin, I'm too proud
to introjuoe mesilf to yea. My name's
Sary MacFlinn, an' I'm not ashamed of
it!" "Well, but you see I cannot tell
whether you are the person whose name
is on the check," said the cashier, too
polite to tell her that perhaps she was
lying about it. "And what did ye say
1 must do?" "Identify yourself. Briug
some one here that knows you.** "In
dade ! An' who knows me better thau 1
know myself ?" The cashier paid the
check without another word.
Advice to Couaumtitlvei.
On the appearance of the first symptoms
—as general debility, loss of appetite,
pallor, chilly sensations, followed by night
sweats and cough, prompt measures of re
lief should be taken. Consumption is of
scrotulous disease of the lungs; therefore
use the great anti-scrofulous or blood
purifier and strength-restorer, I)r. Pierce's
"Golden Medical Discovery." Superior
to Cod liver oil as a nutritive, and un
surpassed as a pectoral. For weak lungs,
spitting of blood, and kindred affections
it has no equal, bold by druggists. For
Dr. Pierce's treatise on consumption send
two stamps. World's Dispensary Med
ical Association, Buffalo, N. Y.
SUDDEN unanimity: Bachelor Jones—
"The Stute would be better off if every
Chimin*au was kicked out of it to-mor
His married friend—"Where would
you get your washing done then
Bachelor Jones—"Marry some nioe
girl aud have it done at home."
Chorus by six eligible yonng ladies
who happened to overhear Jones and
his irieud talking —"The Chinese must
Young and middle-aged men, suffering
from nervous debility and kindred affeo
tio ns, as loss of memory and hypochon
dria, should inclose three stamps for Part
VII of World's Dispensary Dime Series of
pamphlets. Address World's Dispensary
Medical Association, Buffalo. N. Y.
"YES," said the landlord at the beach,
"I'll clear the piazza of those men with
out asking them to leave it," and he
went out and gazed at the sea through
an opera glass, and remarked: "I do
believe Aliss Dashington is in trouble.
I think her bathing dress has got away
from her." Rush for the beach.
The Weaker Sex
are immensely strengthed by the use of
Dr. It. V. Pierce's "Favorite Prescrip
tion," which cures all female derange
ments, and gives tone to the system.
SoUl by druggists.
"FAlTH, "said Jimmy O'Briwn, "Amer
ica is the friend of the Oirißh, Bedad
they think so mooek ov the Oirish byes
and gurrls that they name their Stats
by them. There's O'Hier, and O'Rogon,
and Mrs. O'lte; which the same is meant
for Mrs. O'Harra, and I thiuk as the
next sthate will be O'Brien 1"
"I Don't Want a Planter."
said a sick man to a druggist, "can't you
give me something to cure mil" His
m A • 1 DIA..NLNRTW)
urine aud were a sure indication of kidney
disease. The druggist told him to use
Kidney-Wort and in a short time it effected
a compete euro. Have you these symp
toms? Then get a box ©r bottle to-day—
before you become incurable. It is the
cure; sate and sure, —Knoxviilc h'rpub
"I nARPLT think we shall remain more
than a week at Newport, as tho judge is
partial to mountain air." "The judge?"
queried Mrs. Slursling:)"l was not aware,
my dear madam, that your husband had
adorned the bench." "O, dear, yes !"
smilingly chirruped little Mrs. Seautwit;
"why, he's been three times judge of
our town election!"
PrrrsFOKD, MAB9., Sept. 28, 1878.
SIRS.—I have taken Hop bitters and
recommend them to others, as I found
them very beneficial.
MRS. J. W. TULLE Ft,
Sec. Women's Christian Temp Union.
PREPARING for the future state: "All.
my friend," said a clergyman to a par
ishioner who was the husband of a
termagant and who had made applica
tion for a divorce, "we should be yield
ing and forgiying. There are no divorces
in heaven." "That's the reason," said
the sufferer, "why I am so anxious to
get a divorce here."
For dyspepsia, indigestion, depression
of spirits and general debility, in their va
rious forms; also as a preventive against
fever and ague and other intermittent
fevers, the "Perro-Phosphorated Elixir of
Calisaya," made by Caswell, Haxard & Co,
New York, sold by all Druggists, is the
best tonic; snd for patients recovering
from fever or other sickness, it has no
A GENTLEMAN seeing a curly-headed
youngster perched on top of one of the
small U. S. boxes, "I say, there, are
you a girl or a boy!" "I'm a boy, I iflh,
even if I do wear frocks." replied the
youngster. "Well, you can stay up
there, then, for that's a mail box! If
you bad been a girl, I'd pulled you
It is impossible tor a woman to suffer
from weakness after taking Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
A MEAN Man.—The meanest kind of
a meau man is one who, seeing anything
lying in a hammock, howls "dog fight,"
so that he may see the victim try to get
out of the hammock quick and get slnng
about six sommersaults with mud in his
After all, a gentle purgative is the best
means for curing headache, liver com
plaint, biliousness, etc. Take "Sellers'
IT is said that the putative red men at
Niagara have hard work to dispose of
their bows and arrows this season. The
young ladies at Niagara are probably
lookiug after a quite different kind of
beau, and like the Indians arrows, they
are ail in a quiver.
Dr. Kiine's Great Nerve Restorer tkr
marvel of the age for all nerve disease* All
fits stopped free. Send to 931 Arob Sutoii,
COLONEL OLD STYLE: "This is indeed
a pleasure. I never see your ladyship
but I feel that I am ten years younger."
Lady New Style (who hasen't been to
the lyceum for nothing): "ludeed, col
onel ; then you should avoid me. A
meeting or two more and you'll be in
your second childhood I"
MRS. LYOIft E. PIMKHAM, OF LIM, MASS.
£ .///?£■ "§
LYDIA E. PINKHAM'B
Id a Positive Cure
for all those Palsfsl Complaints and Weaknesses
so common to oar best female population.
D will cure entirely the worst form of Frtnal* com
plaint,, all ovarian troubles, Inflammation and Ulcera
tion, Falling and PL placements, and the consequent
Mpliial Weakness, and is ptu ttculaily adapted to the
change of life.
It will dissolve and < xpcl tumors from the uterus In
an early stage of development. TLo tendency to can
cerous humors there is checked very sjieudily hy Its use.
It removes falntn<a, flatulency, destroys all craving
for stimulants, and relieves i akncsu of the stomach.
It cures Bloating, Il< ada. h< s, Nervous Prostration,
General Debility, hlotpkurun-ss, Depression and Inui
That feeling of bearing down, causing pain, weight
and backache, b always j t mancntly cured hy Its use.
It will at all tinu-s and under all circumstances act in
harmony with the law s that govern the female .yatem.
For the cure of Kidney Complaints of either mix Una
Compound Is unsurpassed,
LYDIA K. PlVkllYM'H VEGETABLE CfM.
POUND is prepared at 233 and 236 Wtstcrn Avenue,
Lynn, Mass. Pnee sl. Six bottles for $6. ihut by mail
In the form of pilb, also in the form of hizenges, on
receipt of price, f l per lox for either. Mm. Plnkham
freely answers all letters of Inquiry. Bend for pamph
lot. Address us al>co e. if. nln.n l Ais paprr.
No family shoulu *> without LYDIA E. PJNKriAM'S
LIT Kit PIiJ-1. TMey euro comftlpatiun, hiiiousnosa,
and torpidity of the liver, gj cent* per box.
C.2" bold bz nil Drr.~.uits. "i>s
if ig aBJy ii 11111 ■ll ■ I
■w of business,wak man of let- wPti
■ ene>l by the strain of ■■ ters tolling over mldJa
■ your duties avoid night wont, to res-l
Pxtlmuhuiu and use V tore brainnerveanoM
Hoo b ttora. ■waste, use Hop B. rf
l yon are young -ndßsuffenng from any ln-fl
discn tion or d.sKipaMt .dn ; if you ar.-niar J
rit>d or single, old crHyoung, sui!<m xi/ from;
I o<trhealth or langultbK! rig on a bod of slok
uose, :viji on Ho pfoitters.
hoever you are, WW Thousands die an
whenever you feci [S 3 nually from souia
that your eyst< in form of Kidney
needs cleansing, ton- 'I m-m that might
ing or stlmniafing J have been presented
without (af oxitvUf ag, 081 by a timely use of
Have rou dps
peps.u. kid„< q , c
or urinary cot*- I *•
plaint, dlse-io Hs an absolute
of the sfomocA, 9 ITATI Uwiirreslka.
brnrrl*, blood, mIHI |V* jblecure tor
livri or screes f ■' kL\J A Idrunke ness ,
You will be SI hue of opium,
curedify<-uuse 9 niTTrnrt tobacco, or
Hop BittWfC i| U M.UL oerooUca.
■ ; "'I I LllU Bo!dbydrug
ply week and if' Iglsta Send for
r'jwsjilriu-d.try M NuVER fcircular.
• a vejyou rjlj CA 11 HOP BmTK
lifo.lt hat 3 lAIL I rpo
saved hun- 3 ■Btfcvtfr,y. T.I
5* ■ it Ttift.niu, Out, f
STOMACH _ /V
For a quarter of $ century or more Hottettert
Btomach Bitters has been the reigning specific for
indigestion, dyspepsia fever and ague, a locs of
physical stamina, liver oompialnt and other die
order*, and has been ruost emphatically indorsed
by medical men a* a health and strength resiora
ttve. It counteracts a tendency to premature de
cay, and snstams and comforts the aged and tn
For sale by all Druggists and Dealers generally.
nilßTlinr cmr bj J. B MAVKR-s
Mohod. Pniuol Cun for -11 Casas.
lIUI 8 AJ llkl I'atipnu of both Hum ud of ..cry Age
•utirel; Cured by this Treatment. Send Stump fur TeatimooUte a( pemonx
wed. Advice free. Offloe boor*. 9AU. to 6 P.M. 831 A&CH ST.. Pkflk
Vf 1 bil y! n btmdance.-85 Million pounds
■ ■ ft imported last year.-Pilcep lower
I I n evpr -—Agents wanted.—Dont
I In B B waste time. —Send for circular.
10 lbs. Good Black or ]Hued.fordl,
10 lbs. Fine Black or Mixed, for 92.
10 lbs. Choice Black or Mixed, for $3
Send for ponnd sample, 17 cts. extra for postage
Then get up a club. Choicest Tea in the world.—
Largest variety.—Pleat< u everybody.—Oldest Tea
House In America.—No chroino.—No Humbug.-
Stralght business.—Value for money.
BOB'! WELLS. 43 Vesey St.. ft. 1.. P.O. Box 1281.
Those answering an advertisement
will confer a favor upon (be adver
tiser and tb publisher by stating
tbat they saw tbe advertisement in
this Journal, (naming paper).
RHEUMATISM & DYSPEPSIA.
KIDNEY AND LIVER DIBORDERB.
When we can establish by a chain of evidence which
•very inquiry but makw stronger that we have the
onlv real or radical remedy for rheumatic disorders,
and wa put that evidence withlu the reach of every
sufferer without money and without price, we claim
that no one but the fool will turn to it a deaf ear or
cloee bta eves to the triad tiding* we bring to ha
blighted life. In Justice to us, to you, to your depen i
ent famlliea and to the oonaumraatton of your life's a m
bition before you were etricken down by dieeaae, m
aak you to (fo with ua for a few momenta to the ho una
of aome who have drank of the watera of life and are
now full of the Joy of health, ready to tell to the wo rid
their triad experience. We will give you no falne
aUtemeut and make no aeaertion which cannot, by
Proi>er luquiiy (by letter or through frienda) be
probed to the liotiom and fouud to be full of truttx
Among hundred* cured by Kheumatlne OouUline
our present spare allows u* to refer to Mr. Hardlck,
118 Plymouth at, Brooklyn; ulster suffered with
chronic rheumatism many years.
Mr. Hastings, 294 Pearl st., Brooklyn —severe rhe*
Dr. Oaemmerwr, 347 Baltic st, Brooklyn—acute and
chronic rheumatic gout 6 years.
Mr. Roehsler, 366 Court st. Brooklyn—solatia rheu
matism 8 years: had expended over SI,OOO in other
medicines and doctors,
Mr. Nevin, 461 Third av„ Brooklyn—chronic rheu
matism 4 years.
Mr. Mayland, 360 Bainbridge st, Brooklyn—acute
Inflammatory and chronic rheumatism, ana very biul
Mrs. PUkingtnn, 188 Twenty-fourth st, Brooklyn
acute and chronic rheumatism for years; had tried
Dr. Goodrich, New York City—chronic rheumatism.
Mrs. Williamson, 68 Grove st. New York—terrible
acute inflammatory rheumatism 30 year*, fingers un
join ted by it.
Mr. Dixon, 142 West st, New York—chronic, nerv
ous rheumatism 3 years-
Captain Nathan Wood, 104 South st. New York—
chrouic rheumatism 23 years.
Mr. Abrams. 77 Greenwich av.. New York—chronic
rheumatism and kidney disease.
Judge Grossman. la Oakland av., Jersey City
ohronic rheumatism several years.
The above named gentlemen know many others
cured by our U, G. of rheumatism, dyspepsia, liver
and kidney disorders.
Now, give this matter deserved attention, or write
us for circulars with 1 urther particulars, and you will
bless the day you saw this advertisement
ELMORE. ADAMS k CO.,
36 Atlantic av„ Brooklyn, and 106 William St., New
iy porcsliln-Ilned Pmp rs manufactured
■ndsr I lcsnte,and buysrs are guaranteed against
any and all claims from the Company holding the
patent. Don't foil to tnaUe a not* of
Carefiiflr made \ ALL
of l \ the most
Best Selected \ wjj \ Valuable
Timber. \ \ Improvements.
The BLATCHLEY PUMPS are for gale by the
best houses in the tra-s.
Name of my nearest agost will bo faralsbod oa
C. O. BLATCHLEY, Manufacturer,
• 908 MARKET ST., PHILADELPHIA. PA.''
Prepared for Immediate Ust
Ui> i'tnn r-- ' tJ. I'l "'■> iniws.l h, ImiH
liave to be repainted every three yearn. The beet
Paint cannot t>e made by hand mixing.
The Paint used is the smalie* iieui to cost of
painting, labor the twrgeet.
Any building w:ll be repainted at our expense
If not satis factor!'y painted with our Paint.
For sale by one dealer in every city anS town •
n the United States.
tVPERTUS* Celebrated Single Breeeh
Loading fchot Qnni at Via sap.
Double Barrel Breach Loader*, fie Up.
Fsrrhsnd dk Wediworih Choke bore Shi.
sir Breeeh Loading (lens, nt 114.66 up.
Ifaixlesnd Breeeh Loading Gant and Pl*.
So is ct most approved Knglih and American makes.
Ail klartsi ofSporilag ImplemeoU and artt
ctas required by sportsmen and Gunmakers.
JO*, c. <>Rl* SB dk CO., n* Barket Rt,
Bead Xceut btamp for PriooList Philadolohla.
and ba osrtaia at a situation. address VALENTIN!
•808. Janasvilla. wieoonawL
08. H. W. LOBB, MEDICAL OFFICES,
NO. 829 NORTH FIFTEENTH STREET,
Philadelphia, Pa. 1$ years' experience. (EataU
llflhed for treatment with purely vegetable medi
cines.) Dr. Lobb's long experience In the treat
ment of diseases enables him to guarantee a cor*
in a|l cases. Consultation free and strictly eon
■dentlaL Call In person or by letter. Offloe
bears: 11 to $ and Tto 10 evening.
Bailable, Durable and Economical. wa /WaM a
Medical and Sirdcal Institute.
For the treatment of diseases of men onlv. Dis
eases of the generative organs recent or chronic,
blood poison, pains in the flesh and bones, red
spots, uloers, strictures, kidneys and bladder,
weakness, nervous ane general debility, prema
ture decay, mental and Dhysical prostration, and
other special diseases speedily and permanently
cured. Patients may send a description of their
symptoms, etc., and appropriate remedies with di
rections will be sent to any address,
DRB. J. W. GRINDLE and A- D. GREY,
Physicians and Surgeons,
W1 West 12th Street, New York.
s£7 A MONTH and board In jour county. Men or
• Ladies. Pleasant business. Address, P. W.
ZIBGLEK & CO.. Box 81, Philaddphia,Pa.
gag f 1 A STOPPED FREE
■ Marvelous success.
cure for Fits, Epilepsy and Nerve Affections.
■ frstdafsuse. Treatise and $2 trial bottle free to
H £ lt patients, they paying expn ssage. Send name.
■P. O. and express address to Pa. KLINE. 931
Philadelphia. Pa. i!kcprinciD(d<truaaitts
DBS. J. N. & J. B. HOBENSACK.
THOSE AFFLICTED WITH THE EFFECTS
OF INDISCRETION AND MERCURIALIZATION
should not hesitate to consult J. N. and J, B. HO
BENSACK, of 2u6 North Second street, Philadel
phia, either by mail or by person, during the hours
from 8 A. M. to 2 P. M. and 6 to P. M.
Advice free. Whosoever would know his condi
tion and the way to improve it shonld read
"WISDOM IN A NUTSHELL."
Sent on receipt of three-cent stamp.
1 O Ceuta bnysßLovely Ad. Cards and a Nona
Such Cook Book. Gtco. HANFOBD, Syracuse, N, Y"
TBIITU IS MIGHTY. Prof. MARTIN®!.
I tIU I PI tk Orxt Speniab Seer, Aetrolocer /
lod Piyotjk--Ut, will, Ibr 30 MDU. with are, le*U, / \
color ot ejee sad luck of hair, tend a COIUUtCT rift / HSkff t
TURK of 7OCX future Luat>and or wife, with name. time' >■
aud place of roosting, and date of marriage, pejcboluji- JrVdi' .
ieallr predicted. Monej returned to ell not satisfied. WESHW9Rf
lutdnea t-Nf. L. MartU.es, 10 Mart'; FL., Suites, ttaia. VP