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Amoag the implored breede of thoep
DOW beiog 80 exteuire]/ niaed to this
ooontrj, the Dowaa, m> celled from e
oertein portion of Englend from wbieh
thi7 here moetly emeneted, the Oxford!
hold e high rank in their aetire homes,
whilst here the Soothdowns end the
Bhropehiree ere more of the feroritw of
the Dowds femiliee. Aooording to
Baodelt. the Oxfords were first ia-
trodooed ioto the United States bj
Bioherd 8. Far. of Ljnn. Utas., end
Williem 0. Rires, of Viiginie, who
selected end imported tmr sheep
together, some twentr-fire years ego.
Thoagb good reports here oome from
eneh importetions is here been made,
the Oxford does not seem to bare takes
a etrong bold upon the fancy of Ameri-
ean breeders. This hae more likely
reeulled from the feot that admirers of
tho long-wool, as well ae the admirers
of middle wool animsls, prefer the more
distinct rarieties of those breede; for
oertein the Oxford has many eharacter-
ietioa commending it to the faror of
Aoerioan breeders. It has sise of oar-
cam and a prolificacy that insures lambs
for an early market, as the weights
girsD below folly testify. It has a
length of fieeoe that insnrea for the
wool clip the attention of buyera who
require long wool. The body is well
roDDded, legs abort, and, in its natire
locality, evinces a hardiness andadapta-
tioD for profitable feeding UDBurpaseed
by any of Ibe English types.
Good Eoglish authority gires the
following statement of points:
1. Dead weight of an average lot of
lambs at three months would ^ from
32 to 40 pounds; at six months, from 48
to 66 pounds; at soven months, 64 to 72
ponnds; at twelve months, 80 to 96
2. The weight of ewes at 18 to 24
months, 80 to 104 ponnds; of wethers,
88 to 112 pounds; of rams, 160 to 200
8. The weight of full-mouthed ewee,
80 to 100 pounds; two and three-sheer
nuns, in working order, 160 to 200
4. Wethers are generally sold to the
butcher, ebom, twelve to fifteen months
old, weighing 60 to 112 pounds—the
average abont 88 ponnds.
6. Eves produce their first lambs at
24 months old (some few breeders put
ting them when nine or tan months
old). They are proliflo and excellent
6. The mutton is superior and oom-
mands a high price in the London
markets; there is a large proportion of
lean meat as compared with tho fat,
oompariog favorably with the mutton
from any other bleed of sheep.
7. The weight of fleece of twelve
months’ growth of ewes is 7 to 8 pounds;
of rams, at 15 to 18 montbsold, 10 to 15
pounds; of wethers, 13 to 16 months. 6
to 14 pounds.
The following anaodote of the founder
of Methodism nan, we baUeve, never
been published. It reeohes ns from a
imstworthy aonroe, and it fllnstratea in
a remarkable manner the mingled taet
and piety of that eminent man.
Although Wealey, like the Apoetlea,
found I hat his prea^ngdidnotgMtly
affeot the mighty or the noble, atill he
numbered some familiee of good poal-
tion among bis followers. It was at the
home of one of tbeae that the fnoident
here recorded took plaoa. Wesley had
been preaching, and a daughter of a
neighboring gentleman, a girl reaurka-
ble for her DMUty bad bean profoundly
impreoaed his sxhortatiou. After
tbs sermon Wesley was uvlted to this
gentleman's house to Innobeon, and
with himself ooe of his preachers was
entertained. This predther, like many
of the class at that tine, was a man of
plain manners, and not oonsolons of the
reetraiota of good aodety. The fair
young Methodist sat beside him at the
table, and be noticed that abe wore a
number of rings. Daring a pause In the
meal the preacher took hold of the
young lady’s hand, ahdr^iog it in the
air, called Wealey's attention to the
“Wbst do yon think of this, air," be
raid, "for a Methodist’s bsnd^'
The girl turned crimson. For Wes
ley, with bis known and expreas^ aver-
rion to finery, the question was a pecu
liarly awkward one. But the aged
evangelist showed a taot wbiob Chester
field might have envied. He looked up
with a quiet, benevolent smile, and
simply said, “The hand is very
The blushing beaofy bad expected
something far different from a reproof
wrapp^ up with auoh felloi^ in a
compliment She bad the good aanse
to say nothing; but when a few bouts
later abe again appeared in Weal^a
preaenoe, the beautiful hand was strip
ped of every ornament except those
which nature had given.
Bow it Kalns inCalifonia.
Haolsa ts not tnwrestsd Ip mining OMri-
Uont, BOtwithstonding be hss made so mnefa
moasy ootof his oar.
If Wltoos, w soilsrliig from isiparity of
bloador weak loBfs, and fkar eoBMmDtkn
(wrofaions dissass of tbs iamnl.
Ptsrao’s ‘'OordsD Vsdtoat DbSm
It bis boon aagaUsatly said that lbs tel^
idMBS doM vhat soots^ nilsa bars always
bsso unsqaal to sompsU woasu wbo nas It
to talk ons at a tlma
Bstng sntaraly rigstabts, no psitioalar cars
is rsqnirsd vhtls aslog Dr. Pisros’s ‘-pleasant
Pargallvs PsUsts.” They operate wllboat
diatnrbanoe to the oosstitatlan, diet, or ooso-
pstloa. For sick bssdacbs, constipation, im-
blood, dlminoi, soar cmeSMiow tram
tomaea, bad taste la moalb, biUoas sS-
Ms, palnia rsftenaf kldasy, iatsraal •svsr,
bloated fsaliM aooot stomacb, rath of blow
to bead, take Dr. Pisros’s '‘psUsw.'* By tZtv
"Oive ns a rest,” was iavaatad by Arohlm-
sdss when be offered to mors tbs world with
his Isrsr. '
is a bad thing, bat Dr. Plerae's '‘Pararlls Pra-
Kriptloo'' dmarvss its nams. It U a oenaio
rare tor Iboss paiafttl maladisa aad wstk-
nessas which embitter tbs lives of so muy
"Something left over from the Sgbt of yes
terday," was tbs Daks of Wsllington’i defini
tion of baab.
Tbs laSssaeo of Malaria CaniarmwaS.
Tbat tbs barafol Inflames apoa tbs bnmsn
system of malaria may be sffseuiaUy eowntar-
aeisd bas been detnonstratsd fbr years paM,
by tbs pratsetion afforded tbs Inbairiiaati of
vast mtasma-tevsding districts in K-rtb sad
HoBlbAmeeiob fioatsmala, Msaloo mod tbs
West Iodise, HosisUsr’s Stomacb Bitters.
Used ss a prsvaativs tb« bare tnrarisbly baeu
fonad to ba a wiaat nUabIs safsgaaid waiaoi
cbiUa tad (brer, bUloos remittan^ and still
more naHgnant ^psa ol m^ariooi Hisais.
and wheo smploym aa a remedy bars always
C wd tbslr adequacy to tbc Isrir of sradicat-
foob malstUss Crasadhs system. For dls-
or^rs of tbs stomvdi, liver and bowels, whieb
is hot cIlinaWB and -rniaamatte loeanttsa'ars
partleiilarly rifa, tbs Bitters are a prompt aad
Ihorangh remedy. Tbsy also strengthen the.
VMsm, mnqallisa ibe nerves, promote digss-
tios sad sosad alesy, aad Impart nnwomed
Bverf Uar isr Three Vsara
Anisonoy, Va., Oot 4,188V
H. E. WaxiiBB A Ca; Birs—[ bare taffersd
every day fbr lbs past ibrse ystrs from airis-
tore of lbs ur(.-tba. Yonr Safe Sidnsy and
Lirsr Ours is tbs only thug to give mo relief.
W. T. QhwaM.
Tbs Proaar Asts Cvsms
Is tbs best la the market. It la tbs moat
socaoniasl and cbsapstl, ooe box lasting as
long at (wo of any other. Ooe greasing will
last two weeks. It recelred flrst prenilnm at
tbs Oentsnnlal and Paris Bspoeitlons, aleo
msdsla at vannas State Pairs. Buy no other,
ffllee and 8nm.
nias, raaches, aati^ bedbagt, rsts, Dies,
gophers, obipmanks cleared oat by "Bough ca'
Tbr I.aw sf ibe Pana Beiweeg N'elabbers
In answer to a oorrespondent, tbt)
Itoston Cultivator gives the following
views upon this subject, which we be
lieve aie equally applicable to thisStato:
*|Two persons own land separated by a
line fence, which is oommou property
between the two parties. One has an
apple tree on the side of the fence,
whose limbe overhang the fonoe on the
aide -1 the other. Apples fall on either
«sd‘ The question often asked is, do
the apples tbat fall on one's land belong
to one or the other, or to both! This
subject baa been several timne disonased,
^tb some contradictory deeUioDa and
judgments, but the rules are now pretty
well estaolisbed. If the stem or trunk
of the tree grows so olose to the line
that parts of its aotnal body extend into
eseh. neither owobr can out it down
without the consent of the other, and
tho fruit is to be equitably divided. If
^e stem of the tree stands wholly
‘ within the boundary line of ooe owner,
ho owns the whole tree with its pro-
dnela, although the roots and branches
ttttond into the property ol the other,
^ere was an old rule of law that the
latter might olaim from the yield of the
tree as much as would be be an offset
lor the nourishment it derived from hit,
^ate, but this it now obsolete. The
law gives the land owner on whose soil
the tree stands the right to out it down
at hit pleasure, and to pluck all the
fruit from It while it stands. In New
York State the courts have deoided that
treaspaos for assault would He by the
owwof the tree, against the owner of
the land over which its branohes ex-
traded, if he prevented the owner of
the tree, by personal violenoe, from
reaeWng over and picking the fruit
mwiog upon the branebae while stand-
tog on the fenee dividing tbs lands.
«e owner of the land over which the
mnehee extend may lop the btuebes
ol« to his line. He may dig down
*nd cat the rooU square with his line
if he so electa In plain terms, if no
C rtiou cf the trunk is within hh line
may refose all tiupass of the tree on
Ala premises, either above ground or
if fflTEs the tree
UesMeitber to extend its roots nnd«
MBSW or to hang its branohes over his
pwmssa, be does not thereby gain anv
He eannol pSkit!«
nor totorfsre with the piling
by the owner, m long m the
w^^to the tree « « the feSJ
wUeb divides the property. right
to the fruit does net, bewevar, psrmit
tbeothsroww to eomsapoo toTsoO
OB tbs otbsr side of tbsltosto alhar
^ fruit, sad aU tbs frutt wfaishfrHs
vuboBt vtolsnes to ths ground on tM
‘ ► wsprofsHy of
storm is tbat it makes no ‘fuss’’ sbrat
it, but attends strictly to busineas, and
aooompliihes more in a given time than
would appear posable from any amount
of observation. One feels a sense of
dretrinesB, sod looking from the win
dow sees tbat it is raining; tbs quietest
rain in the world, the drops being very
small and tolling with no appreciable
weight. But step out into it and it is
almost like stepping into the bay, the
wetting ie so rapid and so thorough. It
very rarely happena that any wind ao-
eompaniea a rain-storm in this locality,
and thunder and lightning are almost
unknown. The average length of a
rain-storm is about forty-eight hours,
the wster coming down steadily and
resolutely, while from the hillsides an
unbroken sheet an inch or more to
depth rushee rapidly to tho reservoirs
below, nntil every stream becomes a
river, every vslley a Iske. Sometimes
it oonkinnes to rain—tbongh not in this
unbroken way—for weeks. But this is
a rare ease. As a rule, after abont two
days and nights of solid deluge, it olears
off, the farmers go to work, and the
weather is too beautifni to be desoribed
at all. Snob blue depths of sky, snoh
aores of brilliant wild-flowers, and the
woods ablsxa with color, all form a
picture wbiob, if au artist should repre
sent truthfully, would be at onoe pro
nounced gaudy, nnnataral, and out of
tote, liiia style of storm (with the
intervening sunshine) sboui onoe a
month for five or six months makes an
average Oalifomia winter.
Essay os Promptitude.
John was noted for his promptitude,
which wss the chief cause of his sueeees
in life. When he was a small lal be
was always prompt to take the beat seat
in the room or the especial delicacy at
the table; a few years Ister, it was
remarked tbat whenever he broke a
window in any part of the neighbor
hood, he always sped rapidly home
ward to obtain the money to pay for the
damage done. To be sure be generally
oootrived to gat away from the toene of
tbe breakage before he could be idooti-
fle^ and was never known to return
with the mooev, probably through for-
geHulneiia. But we digress. When he
bad beoome a man, ho was prompt to
fly mto a temper upon the least provo-
ostion, and upon one oooaaion he
OTomptly killed the man who offended
him. and was praopUy banged to oon-
SMuonoe. The man who is prompt is
slweya bound to. oooupy a prominent
imition, and that position may some-
timea be the gallowa
The girls of the Souny clime desoribe
this world as one of ■•bustle, toil and
out." We agree with them--tbe
women hare all the bustle, aad the men
oira have the toil sod oars. .
_The Toledo (0.)’s*i says: OoL J.
Dotm Alo»ndcr. e^tor Bsinaavills
(fs.) JPciH has been (%red tf rbeuma'
tism Igr the use c-f St. Jacobs Oil.
Tbs Free Ilaliaa Cfannh is doing
evugelioal woi^ among the villages ra
the iiUad of Ssrdteia. The people are
eager to obtoto oopies of the Bibla
Mr. W. A. Forbes, Gnrafleld, Mam-
WM rarsd by St. Jaoebs OO of thoBrnm
Um.-.Ot»MmnaH CirMtm *»Tnffftnt
-.The Dr. Ftoney, ex.Prasldnt of
Uberia, is now a residset of Flosida,
where be Is eegeged to *Ttrhfns and
prseohtog amoag the ble^ai
roinU sod geaersl debility in their -vioae
forme, site sc s prerective sgslaet fevw end
WS sadoUiet iDtermitleairevers, tbs "Perro-
Ptaoepborsted BUxlr cf Oslisiys.’’ asde br
C^mU, Hsssid a Co., Nee York. sndmU br
sU DraaglsM, U Ibe beet tonic; snd for psdssti
reeovSnnt from fever or oUmt T*~knrBe It s—
AN EXTDAOSDrNAR.T CABB.
Aunr>, Text*. FxbrasrrK, ItSL
To Mr. J. W. Orsbam. UraECtal.
'SI SB scote fortD of Broa-*hJUa
Id dls.~tbat a
sod WM ef oas snd s bsif lesr'e
plored lbs bnt oedlcsl sld
npidir. OBtll the dorleni m
cse« WM Incorsble. Tbreura
I sot s bottle of DIL WM. BALL'S BALSAM FOB
TUB LUNOA.sadln els boon frit s decided rellel
ta three dsye tbe coach slmott dUeppesrad. KoW
esrneeUr recommend th
A LliCM’S nSAIN VOOO.
A fortho Bn>tn aadiioeei
peetUvelr ouae Nereout Debill., ..
ItoN. Ch—tri, slit rtrirAeene
..^retTpaee STorDeedi .Ssad forolrmilsr. II.
r. XUaUeTraiaUo.,t«BaTaJtoTMBrusd»s/.5. T.
A msn ie known by tbe oompsnv he keepi
>t Aeeaee, New Xoefc.
KBRCHANT8 OABGTJNO OTL If the
oldest sod tbe ilenderd llninient of the
United Btstee. Lonre slxe. tl.OQ; medium 60
emim emsIU S rents; etnill ilzefnr fsmilr
use, SB reots; Mercbant’e Worm Tablets. SB
cents, ror mie bjr every dnigslst snd desier
tn gcnersl mercbwdiio.
For Family Csss
The Rsig'Jag Dll Uolmeot with wunrs
witAppmh.pvepbtsd tor tomnn flesh, is put
Ths OargllBf Oil Almaate for 1883
, ISDowkitbahsodiofourprIuter, andwUl
be ready foV distribution durloc tberaontos
of November sod Deeember. IMBk TteAl.
nisnse for the coming year wfil be more use
ful aad lostruoUva tbea aver, and wilt be
teat tree to any sddresa Writs for one.
Ask tbs Nearest Druggist.
U toe deelen In your plnr-edo not keep
Mercbsnt's Gargling Oil for file, insist upon
tketr rending to ua or when therget thoir
medli-lnrs.and getlt. Keep theooule
corktd. n-id abake U before uatng. Yt
wrapper (or animal and white for hu
ne Merehant's GargllBgOfl has bee
ssasallnlmeotforbsu aoeaturr. Al. ...
i fair trial, but besure aodioUow dl-
Gating on and Merchant's Worm
'lets are for sale by all druntstr and deel-
^tn general mcrutaodUa Inrvughvut tbe
Manufaetured at Lookport. N. T-by Mer-
ohaat's Osrrting Ull Company.
LYDIA E. PINKHAM’S
TxasgAgj coitponm). ,
A—-c— w -n nxAU WE.S.
raOBBS, IncMInB X^eeevrfeM, ir.
reanlar aad FolaM Bfeneawailen,
lalaaaesleB aad Uleeratlen ef
the Weasb, Vleedlag, PUO^
LAPSUS UTEni, Ae.
Wlaaaei le the uses. eOeaeleos •ad (Bawdiits
laltoeOset. IHsaMesthslylh pngosaer, sad
Ils«sspsla daziag Isber aad as teealor psriods.
FiTTSKusscarT AiepaEsraisi it nzm.
OrFoa auWSjuuissus of tbsceocrall.* —r—■
e(slih»sn,il tsfocoadloBO maedrtbat bu mr
beta bstee the pabUai aad foe all dlnM eftb*
CT'KniNZT COMPLAINTSerElthcr Ses
Blad Oraat Relief Id Im Caa.
KriRA.B. naKHAMW ni/wn ptruinzB
emotbthoOoarpoeadmd MesdFBrUsr on pFv
pond at m and M Wns,re ATenss, lyaa. Hsa
Price ^sttk*. 81. abbetBssferlS. lbs Oocnpooid
a saal br rasa la Ibe fena of pOl*. or cM leesatw, oa
receipt of pelee, 81 par box for eltber. Ibi. riakbui
OeMy aaewote ell letlatof togulry. toclosBSont
stamp Scad for pameMst, Mmraefttirimcr.
tWT-VHta.pBnausrsLimPlua s«ie Ooait^pe.
ttoaSUIoaBsmaadXeHtditr of ths U>T. ttcoue
gyaeld by anPragghee.-^ (*>
HeutaJgia, Sciat/ea, Lumbago, *
Bttckaeho, SonnesM of fito Chott,
logo and Spraint, Buma and
Sea/da, Sanof^ Bodily
Tooth, Ean and Hoadacho, Froatod
Foot ond Eant, and all oUion
Faino and Mehoa.
kroyatsUoa ee earth oqmlo Sr. (tmia On
fa/r, ricrw, riMpts sad eAeep Kxiemtl
A Iriol eeuAt bet too eocspoisltnly
MB hare cboep sad psMUre seeaf cf Us
DboeaaasleBsria bsacMga. 16
I0U> BT ALL DtOOOlBTS AID tiffXT.gta
A. VOOEIXa Be CO.,
fc KW (LrEfsTUATSuCATAJUluff^lfS^
l■p^or^—I teipi'ii le ■!.; oddlor lopomr eadbesstr of
loao «ad doToNinp. WUl •« rceelr* (•■Sm rmmrtrr
i RAMCiN nROAN ANU
r^meel H(., Beeloai 40 K.
pfANb Beeloa'i 4b'&
l4that..N. Yerht (48 WaboehAoa..C'bleawe.
HEALTH IS WEALTH I, r
ceased b« ont-exertlOB. WABKBOOMSi
• tTMlmcnt. pnedDllersbuor s.s besm '
liT*L**?**’L “■?“ I’Wuld on recMptof
Wo nsrealeo six boioe u care ear ——
Wi'hsecbonlarreeeiTadbr os for six boMr!^
oumpeul.dwUhflro dollar^ wswill md tbs aur^
t^edfltaybyti J. l.UMS. CberlesuaTs.^
Ordowb mall promptly altendoj to. ^
HAS BEEN PROVED
Dm a lame baekoredioDodofedo
aSo that roe are ariotlM? wmnr
DISEASES of the LIVER.
» has opoolflo aetloa ea awmost liDparCanc
-- tdU^ dyepepeto. n oonotipstet. Eldaer-
la the Metae. to olsaaeo ^ SrjMm. ee». I
twetbCPBldtateaiaoroeshoqqmoflt ' -
I fcaailwOo TooTiax. taohsa Data sad
weaMoMos, norar-WOUT to luMu^aMOd.'
[ aMt wlU act praapcly aad salMy.
I '••“ttv* «r
bnok dost or ropy dopootu, aad daU dcaceiar
palBa,aUopcioday ylald to Ita oorattre powoiT^ I
.nruAetsri tho aams taae ea Urn mmim. I
XJVn Aim BOWXLB..g3 rarOoBotteatlaf
Pllaa.cvBhen.Hnc 1. * ^ ,
urn vmo tn nnwKXD bt ihi oitinsr
Abnm Ol TH» WOBLD.
JUKI Bf BMkRAMTm,
*»ve«e Waatrd. ThaOeletlaa^eg'rrieame
to,* tletSt pad lulruetloubow le eaSL tree to
■stotoMsto tolMs eag • flsWgblteUi’ ptg.;
LOQBM istnwn wi..» r.v
to arte moner r«p»llr .at-nc oar NgW BOOK I
a — A*oO—
civwd-Joioiwiiptfi.r^, tu ra.klu o:
cow t rata, bat mwo f' r -lr--a.api elrina
«oii|.r.t. tone.te irrot.. Ac. Vro-M^a.
non TO WIN AT CARDS, DICE, X«
on, T. n. sTsoroAM, m i
KTeoroAM.« a *t siaM sl,M
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