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a£vTpg^.*^ffy"iV*?y^ ffi-Kjff-^y^ ZOA-PHORA, " DISEASES 07 WOMEN AND CHIIDREH," o boo* i, or in ZvUzrs, ti;nZ taalcd for /Oc. Secures to CIRUS a P*lalc8«, perfect development und thus provcnti life-long weakness. Sustains anil sootUcs Ovemvorlsed ir<n>ivjn, Exhausted Mothers, tiud [ire vents prolapsus. Cares Palpitation, Sleepless- ncfUf nervous breaking down (olton prercntiu? Insanity), jiMvldliip iv sal'o Chawje of Life> "ud u Lulo and liin>py old age. Ecndi-r, nu:Vcrii;g froia any complaint peculiar to the female sex, ZOA-PIIOKA Is worth evcrythins to you. letters lor BilvkY, marked "Consulting Department," (ire won by our physicians only. ZOA-PHOKA CO., II. C. COIMAN, Scc'y, JKalurnasou, Mich. ' The EO.M Shoe; W. L, DOUGLAS FOR GENTLEMEN $5, $4 and S3.5O Dress Shoe.- S3.5O Police Shoo, 3 Solee, S2.5O, @2 for Worklngmerv 82 and 61.75 for Boys. LADIES AND MISSES, S3, 92.50 62, $1.70 CAUTION.—If nny donlrl ITS you W. J.. J)oiiplu« Klu>c8 nt a rciluct'd jirlco, or gays l>o Iimi them with- tho tmniti stamped ~ LI) bottom, put him tuu fraud bctt W. L. DOUG LAG Shoes arc stylish, easy fitting, and give aatislhction at tlio prices advrrtU,ixi than a:iv oilier make. Try one pair and be cow vir.ced. The stainping of W. L- Doujr'-as' name and price on the bottom, winch jMinrantces their value, saves thousands of dollars annual!/ to those who wear them. Dealers who push the sale of W. L. Douglas Shoes gain customers, which helps \o Increase the sales on their full H"0 of goods. They cnn nflord to «ell at a los« profit -- '** J. B. WINTERS. GIVES RELIEF IMMEDIATELY.— ft JS 3 CUPS for all Diseases of the Heart, Kidneys, Liver and Blood, It has no rival and is found in every home. For sale by W. H. PORTER PLEA FOR WILD FLOWER& A Dunjror Tlmt Some at Them May B« Tho importance of protecting our forests, wild frame and native songbirds is no longer questioned, but the work begun in these directions should include the preservation of beautiful, curious and useful plants indigenous to our woods and fields. • In many Instances, those who could prevent their (festruction are indifferent to tho rapid disappearance of wild flowers. Among the forces active ia thi;i extermination ore the woodman's ax, the drainer's Bpa.de,the farmer's plow, tho herdman's sheep and the collector's trowel, Thpra are other causes of perhaps minor importance, which aro of too much significance to be entirely ignored. To • more enlightened public opinion, the establishment of Arbor duy 'and to wholesome legislation, we must trust to the preservation of our woods and of tho lowly plants that only thrive nndor their shade. If the farmer's mind wore enlarged by broader culture he would spare a few rods of swamp land as nature dressed it Tho lily would then be allowed to brighten the fence-row, and tho clematis, with Its feathery plumes, might be left to drupu his fences without subjecting .tho owner to the charge of shiftlessness. And as sheep graze much closer than any other domestic animal, they are peculiarly destructive to plant life. In many instances they arc allowed to graze in woodlands with other stock when thoy might us well bo kept in other pasturage. The species of wild plants which dls- •ppoar most rapidly aro those possess- tog, or supposed to possess, medicinal qualities, as tho blood-root, sarsaparilla, orange-root and ginseng. Profes- •tonal root diggers gather supplies each succeeding ' year from the section as long as the Is profitable. When thoy „_.« so nearly exterminated tho plant that the gathering no longer proves remunerative, now fields are i-ougbt in which to repeat their depredations. It is stated that ginseng can bo • cultivated successfully, and the production of ginseng may yet become a pay.- Ing business. Many other wild plants ..1. also admit of cultivation. I heard com- pluints last Decoration day that plants, inch us the trillium, once plentiful In '. this locality, are now almost exterminated by overgathering. Plant collect.... ore are charged with belntf largely responsible for the extermination of wild flowers, and this is, perhaps, true in a way, But, after all, collectors are among the most active agents Indlrect- I . iy in. perpetuating them, among town \ and city people, by giving an opportu- V »ity to buy them, and among country S4, people by awakening them to the fact Hthat native plants are worth money, •>nd, consequently, worth keeping; for --~~iany people see no value in anything Mewl] 1 p°P tln * the cash vulue. in OT»nf wild flowers are to be s«Y«d from *rminatlon the people muit be edu tame yield have n.', to undflntand th«lr b«»uty and pramlw CM ~—t at U" usefulness. Natural plantations In city parks make their value known, and tho florist, who is each year adding new species to his stock of native plants, is also a teacher. But there is, perhaps, no better way in which to reach tho masses than through tho country schools. Teachers should call attention to the marvels of plant- structure and plant-life, and Arbor day exercises should not be called complete until a bed of wild flowers is made a part of tho.decoration-of tho school yard. The daily study of the plant, its habits and development will prove an efficient aid in the advancement of elementary science; a source of inspiration that will purify and make nobler the lives of all who come within its influence.—Garden and Forest INSURANCE FOR WOMEN. The Tcrwi on Which CompnnlM Receive TVoun*n Are Hursh. Is your life insured? and, if it is not, why is it not? Woman now numbers it among the rights she has been striving to attain that she may bo insured in certain companies. Of course the conditions are rather severe. She will have to pay more for tho privilege than a man does, for the insurance companies still maintain that they take a greater risk in insuring women —gentle, domestic, early-to-bed and oarly-to-rise women—than thoy do in insuring men, who revel late o' nights, court delirium tremens, engage in fights with one another, seek death on the railway and in other ways endeavor to dispose of their lives. Insurance is an admirable investment for women, despite the discrimination against them. The woman who has any one depending upon her will lift a load of anxiety from her mind by hav- inyhnr life insured. She will know then that whatever happens she has provided for her charges. And the woman who has no one at all dependent upon her will find it equally pleasant to reflect that she is able to leave money to some one whom it will benefit. An ordinary policy is issued lor any sum desired. As long as tho person insured lives, she must pay the premiums on that sum, and at her death tho sum will be paid to her beneficiary. The endowment policies are the most gratifying to those selfish beings who look forward to enjoying money themselves with almost ai much keenness as they do towards leaving money to their heirs. Those policies aro known aa the fifteen or twenty-year endowment policies and are supposed to be particularly adapted to needs of women. If a young woman takes out a twenty-year endowment policy of a thousand dollars, she pays a certain premium, and if she dies during the twenty years the face of the policy is payable to her twneflciary. Bui If she lives, ; af the end of the .period the company will pay to her a thousand dollars with accumulated sutplui and interest -N. Y. World. HORSE-LEG FENDER. A Valuable Invimtlon tho Patent on Wbloh lias Expired. Tho nature of this invention consists In providing a fonder or leather pad, BO made as to fit the inside of the knee- joint or the ankle joint of a horso addicted to interfering or striking cither of those joints with the opposite foot or leg, and thereby to prevent the cutting and bruising of the samo. Tho important feature of the improvement is the interllninR 1 or stiffiener which prevents tho pod from slipping out of place. It is made of stiff leather and in first cut in the shape shown in a. Two incisions are then made through the middle at right angles to each other, and opening them, triangular pieces are fit therein of such dimensions as to HOBSE-LEO FE.VPEB. ' give the whole piece the shape required—that is, so as to make it sufficiently concave as to flt over the joint or part to be protected, These wedge- shaped or angular pieces are sewed fast in their places, and the whole stiffener is then inclosed by substantial harness leather outside and a softer covering inside. The stiffoner and the coverings ire then sewed firmly together as shown in cut 1 and provided with straps and buckles with which to attach them to the leg. Inserted at the upper end of the fender, just below the strap, is a narrow strip of whalebone, wood, or other suitable substance, hard and moderately •las- tic. The use of this is to prevent the pad from turning round on the leg and being displaced. This invention, like those given in former issues, is public property, and any person is now privileged to make and use it. Other devices will be given in succeeding Issues. — Ohio Farmer. FOR FEEDING SHEEP. An Improved Ilnx Rack and Feed Troutb Combined. Here is an improved box rack and feed trough combined, for feeding sheep. In the illustration d represents the rack made by putting crosa pieces to two side rails, and of proper size to play loosely in the box. The feed trough, f, is made with sides flarin; so as to bo wider at tlio top, and has fastened to its bottom at each end an iron arm, which rises from the bottom at such an angle as will meet the c ner posts on one side at a proper height to work as a hinge either upon a bolt through the posts or upon the ends of the arms turned at right angles and let into the posts, and to allow the trough, when thrown up, to rise above the top of the posts, resting the arms against a top railing. When the box is to be filled with hay the feed trough is thrown up and the rack taken out. After the bo$ is filled the rack ia put back on top and by its own weight it, holds the hay nicely down. The eheep then come up and feed on all sides, the rack allowing them to get only their mouths between the cross pieces, and as they eat, it settles down upon the hay until it is used out. If it is desired to. feed grain, either ground or unground, the trough is let down, and the food being put in, lyPBOVED'BIIEEP RACK. the sheep approach upon all sides and eat in the lame manner as when feeding at hay, and.if any of the grain is pushed over the sides of the trough it is not lost, but falls into the bdx, and in due time the sheep get it. Every time the trough is raised up it cleans itself and throws all dirt outaide of the box. When the box is to bo cleaned, the rack, being loose, is lifted entirely out, and there is nothing In the way of cleaning.—Ohio Farmer. APPLYING MOISTURE. ter ib a greenhouse, but tne difficulty has been that when the moisture we* applied directly on the plants the result was rot or mildew, lettuce being attacked severely in some instances. whiuh is believed to be due to the frequent applic.'uion of water to the foliage. If the moisture can be applied to the roots of the plants, as required, the difficulty may bo avoided. To tost the matter the Ohio experiment station used what is known as the sub-irrigation method. According- to theory green houses should be en constructed as to permit of drainage, but experiments demonstrate that the theories are incorrect Plants of different species, such as roses, violets, carnations, lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes and cauliflower were grown on benches with water-tight bottoms. The result \vas that some crops grew wonderfully, lettuce escaping the rot entirely, maturing two weeks earlier, and yielding twice the weight o£ crop. Tomatoes did not (five as good results as some other kinds, however. Tho method is simple. Tlio benches should have water-tight bottoms. A few laths are nailed to the bottom of the bench and cement spread over the laths. Drain tile, of two and one-half inches in diameter, is laid ou the tile two feet apart in the rows, and six inches or more of soil is then placed over the tile, so ns to form a seed bed: Water ia then poured qxiickly into the ends of the tile, which finds its way into the soil, the joints of the tile not being tight. By the above method the-water goes directly to the roots, the top soil nOt being baked, and the changes of temperature do not so readily affect planting, while the application of the moisture, through the agency of the tile, is douein a neater manner than with the watering pot.—Philadelphia Record. VERY EASILY MADE. PRIMITIVE METHODS. Ilad now to Manufacture a Handy I!Arrow In th« Farni VTorkfthup. The sketch gives a fair idea of a useful implement which most any farmer possessed of a little mechanical skill may manufacture at home. The frame of the harrow is made of oak or other tough wood and the pieces may be 8 by 4 inches, or any size desired, according as the harrow is to be light or heavy. The two side pieces should be about 8 feet long and the middle piece one foot longer. A good plan is to get the timber hewed out and dressed neatly while green, and then to allow It to season a month or two before putting together. In making the harrow, round off the ends of all the frame pieces, and then bore at least three half-inch 'holes through at right angles to the direction of the teeth; one hole at least 6 inches from each end and another In the middle. Put half-inch bolts in each hole .and s<?rew up. If preferred rivets may be used instead of bolts; the flttt A New Syitem of Sob-Irrigation tot Early Cropi. The amount of moisture required daring the season cannot be controlled by farmers and gardeners unless some method is devised to permit of an unlimited supply of water and to c»rry it to the plants without involving great expense. The windmill will provide » sufficiency of water for * garden or greenhouse, and the problem has bean bow to apply moisture without injuring the plants to a certain extent It i» well known that the only way to procure crow !• to jrrow them ondw ihet FIG2 object Is to prevent splitting. Have a blacksmith make two irons each like those represented by Figs. 3 and 4. To get the size of these irons, lay the frame out in the desired shape and then measure where the dotted Une& are shown in Fig. 1. Tho plates-at Fig. 8 should be about 3-10 inch thick and 8 inches wide, with inch-holes drilled as shown. Two of these plates are used, one on the upper side and one below, and the frame bolted to them snugly. The iron plates at Fig. 4 should be 2 inches wide and quite thick. Their position is shown in the dotted lines. They are bolted to the sides with suitable bolts, and the three holes on the other end enable the harrow to be expanded or contracted by simply removing the top of the middle bolt and slipping the wings back and forth. An ordinary plow swivel may be attached to the front end or a bolt run through with projecting ends and a wire loop fastened. In either case put a rivet in the end to prevent splitting. Harrow teeth one inch square like those shown in Fig. 5 are to be used, and may be purchased readymade or any blacksmith may make them. They are cut with spurs which serve to hold them securely in place when driven tightly through the one-inch holes, which should be bored for them not nearer than 8 inches. Fig. 2 represent* the manner of attaching s. pair of plow handles to the harrow, if desired. Of course the harrow should be painted. — Walter J, Garrison, in Farm and Home. Allllc* Clover with Timothy. Most farmers in seeding wish to keep the land in gross more than a single year. For this purpose a mixture of alsike clover seed with timothy seed makes the best combination that we know ot Tho first year's growth will be mainly alsike, and the first crop to be cut will contain scarcely any timothy. But alsike clover is a biennial, and its first cutting is its last Of course, its roots begin to decay after the plant has died, and then the timothy comes forward very rapidly, often making a good second growth for hay when the first crop has been cut early enough. . _ —The Liverpool electric elevated railway, which has been in existence about a year, has proved completely •successful in operation. It is five miles long, and fts total cost, including equipment and all other charges, has been five hundred and.fifty thousand pounds. A five-minute service of trains is maintained with perfect regularity, and so far without mishap of any kind. On a recent holiday forty thousand w«e carried In «l»ht ho«r«- The Old-Fathloned Country School Many Polntn of Merit. They had no curriculum, no notions of "time allotments." and "harmonious development," and "logical sequeu.ee," ;irjd the rest of it, but only a simple und direct way of getting children to read, write and cipher at a very early age, and to be ashamed if they did it badly. Then—and here was the great unconscious principle that the 1 country school wi's demonstrating—wherever any pupil had a point of individuality to work upon, some taste, or sorae talent, there the teacher found his opportunity. The college youth, himself just waking up to the charm of literature or the fascination of scientific experiment, was led instinctively to pass on to his inquiring pupil some spark of the divine fire of original study. The clctoc personality of the relation gave a power to the teaching which no mechanical system could ever attain. 11; was the method which the experience of tlio world, from Socrates down, lias shown to be the only ell'ective one —the method of direct impact of one mind on another. Under this system, which was no system, the mind of the pupil blossomed out into the most vigorous growth of which it was capable. It never got the ruinous notion that a machine was going to do its work for it: there was no machine. If the teacher had anything in him it was called out by the fresh, unspoiled enthusiasm of the "getting through" the country school. The pupil wuTJt there term after term, year after year, simply demanding, as did the pupils of ancient Greece and those of the fair early days of the medieval universities, whatever new tlie teacher of the moment had to give. There was no "course" because there wore no. limitations of tlie subject or of time. In that procession of active youth coming from the larger life of the college there was sure to lx>, sooner or later, some representative of every subject of study. The strain on the personality of the teacher was immense, and it produced a response. Individual answered to individual, and out of this give-and-take came originality. Then there was a change. All this was found to be unscientific. The method must be made conscious of itself. There arose a being whose shadow has since darkened all the land, the "educator." To be simply a teacher was no long-er enough; we must have educators, and that quickly. This hodge-podg-e of pupils of different ages must be broken up into "grades." Every pupil belonged in a grade, and there he must go and stay; if at the given time there was no grade into which he precisely fitted so much the worse for him; away with him into the outer darkness!—Atlantic. What a~ + Lovely A PAYING JOB. For the Lockxmllli. Itut Not for the Uli- KUNtcMl Snfo Owner. Every Siife manufacturer has attached to Ills force expert locksmiths whose duties consist in opening safes which have potten out of order. Many of the accidents to safes occur from the grross carelessness of their owners, rind at times the honest safe crackers enjoy a quiet laugh at the expense of a proup of bankcofficers or t the proprietor of some important establishment. Not long 1 since a larfre manufacturer telegraphed to a New York safe maker, requesting that a man be sent at once to his place of business, a town about fifty miles from the city. Upon reaching- his destination the expert, with his kit of tools, repaired to the establishment, and was informed that the vault, an old-fashioned affair, which locked with a key, and which contained the safe and books of the concern, could not be opened. The man examined the lock and then the key, opened his kit, took out a bit of wire and began to dig- a msss of dirt, dust and lint out of the key. Then he- inserted it in the lock, and while the proprieter with a sickly smile looked on turned the implement and opened the door. "What's your charge?" asked the manufacturer. "Fifty dollars," replied the expert "Does anyone know 3 - ou are in town?" "No." "Well, then, here's sixty dollars," remarked the manufacturer. "I'll (five you ten dollars extra if you'll take the first train back to New York without telling anyone the price I've paid to have a man dig dirt out of a key for me."—N. Y. Herald. Struck by the surpassing fairness of some quickly vanishing Beauty, bow many hundreds of times you, my sister, have made the above remark to your friend as you passed along the street ; but did you once stop and ponder how that complexion which you so greatly admired was acquired, and how a similar one might be secured for yourself? A lovely complexion can only be obtained by the use of that incomparable preparation for beautifying and preserving the skin — . Empress Josephine Face Bleacb. It removes wrinkles and sallow- ness and imparts to old and faded complexions the tint of the Blush Rose, -*5>-«a(|w**;'" It cures Freckles, Pimples, Tan, Sunburn, Eczema, Acne, and ^all other diseases of the skin. , IVX ,. , At «U druggists ,., '• -i.« .- Korsil» bf.liVi K Coulson. .'TO Xlnrkot St; B F Ki»i»lin?. 31)5 Ko-.inb Si; w U 1'oiter. S2fi Market at; Ker»tone Drugstore 528 Brou.lwiiT. NEW LIFE Dr. E. C. Wttt't Ntrv* and Brtln Treitmtr !s eo!d under positive written guarantee, by.iutri' izod agenta only, w euro Week Memoir; I'- Drain and Nerve Pott-?r;I.c>st Manhood; vni Night Lo«fw«; Evil Dreams; Lack o£ COM, Ncrvoajnens; Lofsirudc; all Drains; LCM i/r V • of the Generative Organs In eilher BOX, c^v. .'. over-exertion; Youthful Errors, or EXCCMIV./ I'' Tobacco, Opium or Liquor, irblch boon lui.'! Mi&or/, Consumption, lamralty and Death, By m. ^j n box: 6 for f3: vrilh written (ruarnntee to euro • refund money. WEST'S COUGH SVl'.UP. 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ITCHING PILES SWAYNFS-* OINTMENT JOSEPH CILLDTTS STEEL PENS N08. 303-404-170-«0«, And oMw styles to tutt oil hanm. THE HOST PERFECT OF PENS, mm L«.«. J MAnHOOd IHCIIlllWlHi rf«u>r<sl.V.rlcoc<.l« niphtlT cmltnlonl ntropbv, etc.. - • —We often tremble at an empty terror, yet the false fancy brlng-s a real mliery.—Sohlller. ^lj- cured by INllAl'o. tb* . ith wrll«.f.B»lJ»»»«. • BEN nSUKlt,llrllglfilt,Lcf«n«IX>rt,ljl(U»B». IS Getting Thin is often equivalent to getting ill. Ifloss of flesh can be arrested and disease baffled the "weak spots "in the system are eradicated. Scott's Emulsion is an absolute corrective of " weak spots." It is a builder of worn out failing tissue— natures food that stops -waste and c healthy flesh. Pr.n«i»d br BcoW * Bwra«, OhtmUW. FREE \EADING ROOM, Open Dally and Evening, 616 Broadway. Welcome to All. THAT WITH ^V ** ' ' ' ' 4 SHILOHS iMdtooanrou.