MUTUAL HELP. It has often been said that farmers are slow in combining to promote their own peculiar interests. They are certainly less active than could be desired in discussing difficulties and subjects of interest which arise in connection with the practical work in which they are engaged. In farm practice many knotty points crop up which, to the farmer who has observed or has to face them for the first time, may present rather stubborn obstacles, and cause no little trouble, all of which might be considerably modified if not entirely averted by a friendly suggestion from one who had before passed through similar experience. The farmer must, all through his farm-life, be a student of nature, must watch her many moods, and so be ever ready with such efforts and measures as are calculated to ensure the fullest return of nature's bounty. The infinite variety of natural phenomena in farm life is at once the most fascinating and most perplexing feature in the farmer's calling. One season differs from another, one field presents a striking contrast to its lneiglibour, Jone animal thrives and pays under certain treatment, and another treated similarly does neither; all through the routine of farm life there is endless vari- ation. In such a calling the wisdom of experience is of special value. The young generation of farmers may learn much from the older; perhaps at times the older may gather useful hints from the younger. There are in every district of the country some who have had exceptional opportunities, and possess peculiar facilities for acquiring fresh experience and information of a kind likely to benefit their brother farmers. Therejis amongst farmers a gratifying amount of the spirit. of enquiry. More of thisitoo there might be with advantage undoubtedly. But what is more immediately wanted is less reticence, more readiness in disseminating and discussing the information and experience which. the more observing farmers have come to possess. There are different methods by which this interchange of experience might be accom- plished. The farmer's paper should be a use- ful agent in this work. We always- give a kindly welcome to a word of experience from a practical farmer, and are happy to say that we recognise a growing appreciation of the means of inter-communication thus provided, Agricultural discussion societies ought to be numbered by hundreds. There should be one in every important district. In what way could a body of farmers, young and old, spend a more profitable or more enjoyable evening than in discussing questions of interest and of difficulty arising in and and affecting their daily duties ? Politics should be kept at a distance. Within the domain of practical agriculture there is a wide and inviting field for discussion and invest- igation. The programme need not be a formidable one. A well-prepared paper by a well-informed man would be a good thing now and again,. but this should not be all, perhaps, not even the main feature in the programme. A useful discussion may be introduced by a very few remarks, and in this way valuable information may often be elicited.
HARVEST PROSPECTS. Harvest in the southern counties is now rapidly approaching. Fields of oats, beans, and peas are cut here and there throughout Kent, Sussex, and Hampshire. The promise of the crops is admittedly good providing that the rain clouds disperse without any great further downpour. The time is, however very critical, as all sorts of grain will now take harm with continued wet weather. Wheat, taken as a whole, has withstood the rain better than might have been expected. The seed sown last autumn was necessarily of different quality, and did not all germinate. The dry weather in the early summer checked any exuberant growth of straw. We have, therefore, a rather thin plant on the ground and short straw, both of which circumstances have been valuable aids to wheat in recover- ing from the effects of the recent heavy rain and gales. In this matter this district com- pares favourably with the western and mid- land counties, where the rainfall in spring was much heavier, inducing a thicker plant and longer straw, so that the corn is now much more seriously laid. The ears are now ready for the sickle, and cutting will commence by Monday, or earlier, should the weather im- prove. There is, perhaps rather a large pro- portion of blighted ears than usual, and some rust; but on the whole there is so far every prospect of a full average yield of good grain but no expectation of any superabundance. Another week of rain would, however, con- siderably, modify this prospect. The promise of the bartay h*rveet is not so good as that of wheat. The grain was too nearly matured before the rain came it is therefore too hifrd for good malting. As a maltster would phrase it, the new barley is steely." There is every prospect of a fairly satisfactory yield of good feeding or grinding quality. Barley straw is also short. Cutting will commence as soon as the weather allows. Oats in the southern counties promise a more abundant yield than could have been anticipated earlier in the season. The straw is short but the corn is good. Cutting has commenced in a few places, and will soon become general. As a rule beans do well after a mild winter, but this year the bean crop is the failure of the SeaseB. The- haulm- grew well turd there was plenty of bloom, but the blossom never set properly, and the dolphin aphis has been at work to ruin the chances of such as did set. Judging from observation here, and from agricultural reports from other districts, beans Will be a poor crop throughout the country. Peas also have done badly. Early in the season slugs would not allow the bine to grow, and when their ravages were checked the drought did a great deal of mischief. Many fields of peas as of beans are cut. The yield must prove very small. Potatoes did well until lately. There is a little disease showing itself, but probably it has commenced too late to do any great injury. A more likely source • t » .• tliA 4-U MI i • ot miscniei is ww vuwra wui oegin to grow, which will seriously hurt their keeping qualities. All the early sorts are now ready for lifting, though magnums and other later kinds want another fortnight. The tubers run rather small, but at present are of good quality. Haymaking is now nearly over. The crop has not been so large as was anticip- ated. A deal of top, but very little bottom," was the opinion of a grass-farmer in East Sussex. This was partly owing to want of spring rain, and part to the want of a favour- able opportunity to replace by manuring the exhaustion following last year's enormous yield. The quality is all that could be wished for, and harvesting has been done under the best conditions. Pasturage for some time promised badly, but since the rain the fields look well, and are yielding a good bite. Orchards vary greatly. Some show fine crops but in others there is barely a leaf left on the trees. Peas apparently look well apples only poor.—July 30.
I' THE WELSH SUNDAY-CLOSING COMMISSION. The Royal Commission on Sunday-Closing in Wales, of which Lord Balfour of Burleigh is chairman, will renew their sittings in Sep- tember next in North Wales. Welshpool is the first place to be visited, on the 23rd September, and the meeting here is to be followed by sittings at Wrexham, Rhyl, Festiniog, and Bangor. The commission hope to get through their work in North Wales in about ten days. In the following month they will return to South Wales, commencing at Brecon on the 22nd October, and after- wards proceeding to Carmarthen, Llanelly, and Cardiff, at which last-mentioned place- notwithstanding the previous visit of the Commission-it is expected that some con- siderable amount of evidence will be taken. All applications to give evidence in North Wales must be made before August 15th by letter to. the secretary, 5, Craig's Court, Charing-cross and all persons wishing to be heard in South Wales must apply for the necessary forms before September 15tb. It is understood that, while the commissioners entertained the hope that no sittings beyond the above will be necessary, at the same time they have not definitely decided that they will sit in no other places. With respect to the tendering of evidence, no one can rely upon being heard unless he should receive an invita- tion from the commission in reply to an offer to give evidence. It may be added that in all probability another sitting will take place in London, when amongst the witnesses called will be Mr Collingwood, formerly deputy-town clerk of Cardiff, and now town clerk of Carlisle,
GLAMORGANSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. The London Figaro is not surprised that the. ratepayers of Glamorganshire ara, AP in arms. and speaking theic. minds very freely as to the questionable advantage which has accrued to them by the establishment of Mr Ritchie's pet County Council. For when the bills had all been. collected it was found that to elect the 66 county councillors allotted to Glamorganshire had cost no less than £ 6,908 6s. 2d., a sum which seems all the more exorbitant when compared with. the cost in- curred in other counties. Thus in Somerset- shire, a county which, like Glamorganshire, returned 66 councillors, the cost was only £ 2,824, considerably less than half the Glamorganshire total. This. Welsh county has the unpleasant distinction of heading the list of English and Welsh counties with the most expensive series of council elections. It is true that it cost Z12,453 to elect the 116 London coubty councillors, but the Metropolis in such a matter stands alone, and cannot be fairly compared with an ordinary county. Under the circumstances, the Figaro thinks the ratepayers of Glamorganshire are quite justified in refusing to pay the large sum in question, and in insisting that the charges shall be." taxed," as the. Act provides.
CALVINISTIC WELSH METHODISM. A most magnificent donation has just been made to the Calvinistic Methodist Connexion by a lady who recently came into a very handsome fortune. The donation includes the princely sum of LIOO,000 for missionary work, zC20,000 for the Calvinistic Methodist College at Bala, and Y,1,800 each to three churches in Liverpool. The lady to whom the Connexion is indebted for this munificence is Mrs Roberts, formerly of Mold, who, con- jointly witn two otner sisters, nas jusc entered into possession of a fortune of several millions sterling amassed by her late brother, Mr William Thomas Blythe. Mr Blythe was a native of Mold, and at one time carried on a milk-selling business in Liverpool. Years ago he went out to seek his fortune, with what success is seen by the fact that he died possessed of immense landed estates in California and Australia. Mr Blythe, who was childless, died intestate. His sister, who has suddenly found herself elevated to affluence, was up to a few weeks ago only in very moderate circumstances. The intimation of her noble benefactions to the cause of Methodism will certainly be received with universal gratification. At present Mrs Roberts, who, by the way, is a widowed lady, is sojourning temporarily in Australia on business connected with her newly acquired property.
AN INTERESTING LETTER. The following letter, received by a correspon- dent, will be of interest to many of our readers at this season of the year, when so many are flitting here and there for change of air, and to recruit their health, some at-the- Wells, others at the different; watering places, and others 808 tourists, flitting from place to place to enjoy their holidays: — Dear Friend, — Here am I at last, released from my daily- cares and worry, at our favourite watering place, where I arrived three days ago, and where I intend spending my summer holidays. I have been overworked, and felt the need of rest and a change of air. When I arrived here I acted upon your suggestion, and went at once to consult Dr —, who is reputed the best physician in this part of the country. You havu overworked yourself,' said he, I many do so, some bodily, and others mentally. The mother-with the worry and cares of household duties; the father, who, perhaps, is a collier, miner, metal worker, mill hand, labourer, by over exertion, or working for too many hours in the day; the children, many of them by over-pressure at school the student, by too close application to his studies; as well as the merchant and clerk at their desks, all are overworked, and the result -is similar in all cases. You need three things. (1) Perfect rest from your usual cares. (2). A change of air and scenery, and (3). A course of some, good tonic medicine.' I asked him to give me a prescription to obtain what he deemed would be most beneficial to me, when he replied, I know of nothing that will do you more good than a course of Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters.' I smiled incredulously, when I heard him prescribe a Patent Medicine. He noted my surprise, and observed, It seems strange, does it not, to hear a medical man advising people to take the preparations of other people ? I am aware that many of these patent medicines do more harm than good, but I have no hesitation in recommending this. It is the best tonic that I know of, and can injure no one. It has been very beneficial to many who have taken a course of it with a change of air.' I paid him his usual consul- tation fee, and went direct to the chemist to obtain a bottle of Quinine Bitters, but he Kept none in stock. I then wrote to the Quinine Bitters Co. at Llanelly, for a 4s 6d bottle, and received it by retum of post, You know that visitors at this place soon get on friendly terms with each other, and during the day I learned from several persons that they take the Quinine Bitters as a 'pick-me-up' during their holidays, and bring a couple of bottles with them. When returniog to my lodgings this evening, I met the chemist, who told me he had received several applications for Quinine Bitters after I had been there seeking it, and that he had sent for a supply of both sizes—2s 9d and 4s 6d, so that, should I require it again, I might depend upon being supplied at his shop, as he intended to keep it always in stock henceforth. I thanked him for the information, and hurried on to scribble you a few lines by this post. The weather here is delightful, and plenty of merry company. I shall expect you to join me in a few days.— Yours, &a.
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Sent anywh ere for 15 or 34 Stamps, by the LINCOLN AND MIDLAND COUNTIES DRUG Co, LINCOLN. It I N N E FOR The best remedy for Acidity of the Stomach, Heartburn, Headache, Gout and Indigestion; and the safest aperient for delicate Constitutions, Ladies, Children and Infants. 180, BOND STREET, LONDON, and all Chemists. CAUTION.-See that "DINNEFORD & Co." is on every Bottle and Label. CURE FOR A.XjXJ 1 LOWAY"S" 0 1N TM E N Is an infallible remedy for Bad Legs, Bad Breasts, Old Wounds, Sores and Ulcers. It is famous for Gout and Rheumatism. r' FOR DISORDEFS OF THE CHEST IT HAS NO EQUAL. r' FOR SORE TH-OVTS, BRONCHITIS, COUGHS, COLDS, Glandular Swellings, and all Skin Diseases it has no rival; and for contracted and stiff joints it acts like a charm. j t Manufactured only at THOMAS HOLLOW AY'S Establishment, 78, NEW OXFORD STREET (late 533, OXFORD STREET), LONDON, and solo hy all Mtdicine Vendors throughout the World. H.B.—Ad ~i«e Gratis, at the above addles, daily, between the hoa-s of 11 and 4, or by letter. KEARSLEY'S WIDOW WELCH'S FEMALE PILLS have a reputation of over 100 Years. KEARSLEY'S WIDOW WELCH'S FEMALE PILLS are the acknowledged remedy for Female complaints. KEARSLEY'S K WIDOW WELCH'S FEMALE PILLS rerton a healthy hqe to the eomplexioc, in place ot the deathly pallor »o to witness. XTEARSLEY'S WIDOW WELCH'S FEMALE PILLS coatAia no irritant drug, and have the approTalof the Medical Profession. TTEARSLEY'S K WIDOW WELCH'S FEMALE PILLS are" wrapped in White Paper, and have the name "Kearsley" on the Government Stamp. No others are genuine. K EARSLEY'S AV- WIDOW WELCH'S FEMALE PILLS can be obtained of all Chemists, 2s 9d per box; or by post 34 stamps, from SANGER & SONS, 489, Oxford Street, London. Who suffer from NERVOUS DEBT- A LITY, LOST VIGOUR, EXHAUSTED VITALITY, KIDNEY DISEASES, &c. A BOON Treatise explaining the renowned MAR- STON treatment, by local absorption, the TO only positive cure without Stomach Medicines, will be sent in plain enve- TV/TT? XT aealed for three stamps.—THIS JYLJLRFJN MABSTON REMEDY CO., 249}, High Hol- born, London. A PHYSICIAN'S GIFT. NERVOUS DEBILITY CURED. Sufferers from this class of disease ex- perience more or less of the following Symptoms; want of energy, Nervous- Til "RT? ness» D'mnes8 of sight, Blushing, Want X U x>JJi of Confidence, Avoidance of Conversation, Desire for Solitude, Listlessness, Inability to fix the Attention, Depression of QIYJE^- spirits, Loss of Memory, Power of Thought Blunt, sluggish and inactive, Trembling of the Hands, Pains in the Back, Unrefreshing sleep, Specks before A WAY the Eyes, &c. Cure Guaranteed. A BOOK ON THE SUBJECT SENT TO ALL PARTS FREE FOR Two STAMPS, to pay postage. Address, Secretary, 7, Tavistock street, Bedford square, London, W. «F0R THE BLOOD IS THE LIFEt9 DDæîB WORLD-FAMED THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER AND RESTOHER. For cleansing and clearing the blood from all impurities, whether the result of Contagious Disease, or foul matter of any description, it cannot be too highly recommended. Vor Scrofula. Scurvy, Skin and Blood D iseasea. ) Eczema, and Bores of all kinds, it is a never-failing and permanent cure. It Cures Old Sores. Cures Ulcerated Sores OD the Neck. Cures Ulcerated Sore Legs. Cures Blackheads, or Pimples on the Wuo% Cures Scurvy Sores. Oures Cancerous Ulcers. Cures Blood and Skin DiseadeL Cures Glandular Swellings. Clears the Blood from all impure matter, From whatever cause arising. As this mixture is pleasant to the taste, and warranted free from anything injurious to the most delicate con- stitution of either sex, the Proprietors solicit sufferers to give it a trial to test its value. THOUSANDS OF TESTIMONIALS. Sold in Bottles 2a. 9d., and in coses, containing, aU times the quantity, lis. epch-sufficient to effect a per- ) manent cure in the great majority of long etandin p- cases. I BY ALL CHEMISTS and PATENT MEDICINE VENDORS throughout the world, or sent for 3S or 13J i stamps by TH» LIB cot* AKB HISUVD COVXTIBS Baua I COMMITT, Lincoln. (Trade Mark—"BLOOD Mixxuai."} I CALUTION. Pnrchasers of Clarke's Blood Mixture-fte that yoa get the genuine article. Worthless imitatioipsare poine. | times palmed off by unprincipled vendors. The words j Lincoln and Midland Counties Drug Company, Lis coin. England," are engraved on the Government Stamp, ana "Clarke's World-famed Blood Mixture," WoWn in ths Bottle, without which none are serinine, ONE BOX OP CLARKE'S B 41 PILLS is warranted to cure all discharges from the Urinary Organs, in either sex (acquired or consti- tutional), Gravel, and Pains in the Back. Guaranteed free from Mercury. Sold in boxes, 4s. 6d. each, by all Chemists and Patent Medicine Vendors throughout the World; or sent to any address for sixty stamps by the Makers, THE LINCOLN AND MIDLAND COUNTIES DRUG COMPANY, Lincoln. THROAT AFRCTIOKS AND HOARSENESS.—AH nf. fering from irritation of the throat and hoarseness will be agreeably surprised at the almost immediate relief afforded by the use of Brown's Bronchial Troches." These famous losenges are now sold by most respectable chemists in this country at Is. l £ d. per box. People troubled with a hacking oongh," a "slight cola," or bronchial affections, cannot try them too soon, as similar troubles, if allowed to pro- gress, result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmati^ a$«0» tions. See that the words Brown's Bronchial Troches are on the Government Stamp arouud each box.—Prepared by JOHN I. BBOWR A BOKS. Boston, U.S. European 88, l'arriqdon Road, London. ADVICE TO IIOTHICUS !&rS you broken in your rest by a sick child suffering with the pain of cutting teeth I Go at once to a chemist and get a bottle of MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP, It will relieve the poor sufferer immediately. It is perfectly harmless and pleasant to taste, it produces natural, quiet sleep Dy relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes as bright as a button." It soothes the child, it soften the gums, allays all pain, relieves wind, regulates the bowels, and is the best known remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea, whether arising from teeth- ing or other causes. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup is sold by Medicine dealers everywhere at It. lid. per bottle. VALUABLE DISCOVERY FOB THE HAIR,-If yoar liair is turning grey or white, or falling off, use THE MKXICAN HAIR RENEWER," forit win positiveLy restore in, every case Orey or White hair to its original colour, without leaving the disagreeable smell of most Restorers." It makes the hair charmingly beautiful, as well as promoting the growth of the hair on bald spots, where the glands are not decayed. Price 8s. 6d. —For an Oil to make the Hair soft, glossy, and luxu- riant, ask for CARTER'S COLOGNE OIL." Price Is. of all dealers. Wholesale 88, Farringdon Road, London. FLOBILINE !—FOB THE TEETH AND BREATH.—A few drops of the liquid "Floriline" sprinkled on a wet tooth-brush produces a pleasant lather, which thoroughly cleanses the teeth from all parasites or impurities, hardens the gums, prevents tartar, stops decay, gives to the teeth a peculiar pearly-whiteness, and a delightful fragrance to the biyath. It removes all unpleasant odour arising from «ect» £ 3d teeth or tobacco smoke. The Fragrant Floriline," being com- posed in part of Honey and sweet herbs, is delicious to the taste, and the greatest toilet discovery of the Me. Price 2s. 6d., of all Chemists and Perfumers. Whole- sale 88, Farringdon Road, London. A WONDERFUL MEDICINE. BEECHAM'S PILLS §\ BE universally ndmit- XJL ted to be worth a GUINEA A BOX for bilious and nervous dis- orders, such as wind and pain in the stomach, auk headache, giddineas. fulness and, swelling rfter meals, dizziness and drow- •ine8S, oeld ehilds, flush- ings of heat, lom of appe- tite, shortness of breath, costiveness, scurvy, blotches on the skin, dis- ings of heat, Ion of appe- tite, shortness of breath, costiveness, scurvy, blotches on the skin, dis- turbed sleep, frightful dreams, and all nervous and trembling sensations, &c. The first dose will give relief in twenty minutes. Every sufferer is earnestly invited to try one box of those Pills, and they will be acknowledged to be WORTH A GUINEA A BOX. For females of all ages these Pills are invalu- able, as a few doses of them carry off all hnmonra, and bring about all that is required. No female should be without them. There is no Medicine to be found equal to Beecham's Pills for removing any obstruction or irregularity of the system. If taken according to the directions given with eaoh box, they will soon restore females of all ages, to sound and robust health. This has been jHrovad by thonrands who have tried them, and found the benefits which are ensured by their use. For a weak stomach, impaired digestion, and all disorders of the liver, they act like magic, and a few doses will be found to work wonders on the most important organs in the human machine. They strengthen the whole muscular system, restore the long lost complexion, bring back the keen edge of appetite, and arouse into action with the rose- bad of health the whole physical energy of the human frame. These are FACTS testified con. tinually by members of all classes of society, and one of the best guarantees to the nervous and debili- tated is, BEECHAM'S PILLS have the largest sale of any patent medicine in the world. BEECHAM'S MAGIC COUGH PILLS. As a remedy for Coughs in general, asthma, bronchial affections, hoarseness, shortness of breath, tightness and oppression of the chest, wheezing, &e., these Pills stand unrivalled. They are the best ever offered to the public, and will speedily remove that sense of oppression and difficulty of breathing, which nightly deprive the patient of rest. Let any person give BEECHAM'S COUGH PILLS a trial, and the most violent cough will in a short time be removed. Prepared only, and sold wholesale and retail, by the Proprietor, Thomas Beecham, St. Helen's, Lancashire, in Boxes at Is. lid. and 2s. 9d. each. Sold by all Druggists and Patent Medicine Deal- ers everywhere. N.B.-Full directions are given with each box. STIFF'S STARCH. Sold in lb. Picture Boxes. Sold in 51b. Packets. JIFF'S STARCH. S™ QualSy!611 Warranted Pure. STIFFS STARCH. Makes Linen Look like New STIFF'S STARCH. For Collars. >3 For Wristbands. STIFF'S STARCH. NeStS™ For Caps. j STIFF'S STARCH. For Cuffs, > For Lace, For Linen. STIFF'S STARCH. For Muslins. For Curtains. £ TIFF'S STARCH. Sk'StSf^h. • Note the Caution Label. ■ J STIFF'S STARCH. Observe the Trade Mark. k? See Dr, H assall's Testimonial OTT(fli"Q QTinriu Mark what Dr. Griffin says. STIFFS STARCH. K^adPro.Herapath'sKeport Sold by Grocers. STIFF'S STARCH. "Old by Druggists. i Sold by Oilmen. WboIeMl.—StfJFand C. RriSaSrlLtf BtUtol. H. GREAT REMEDY DI A IN^C FOR GOUT, RHEUMA. O Ldf\ IK, TISM, SCIATICA, LUM- BAGO, and NEURALGIA The acute pain is quickly (vfi | TTP relieved, and cured in a few v v x days by this celebrated, xt tv Medicine. These Pills, which are D U C II U A T I fi Perfeetly harmless, require it 11 C II M A I I V no Restraint of diet during their use, and are certain P| | f O to prevent the disease at- tacking any vital part, Sold by all Chemists atr. Is lid and 2s 9d per box KEATING'S POWDER. T Kill Fleas. Bun. Moth, TING'S POWDER.Betti- "ir-rr (I mt~B~r run .—Ba*«, Moths. Beetles. JJEATJTNG'S POWDER' 'l/PAmwrtiS—ICillg Flean, Bnr». Mothg, Beetle* J £ EATING-'S POWDER; =— Killi Flefts. Bnm. Matha ^RATING'S POWDEB. Kills FleAl, Bon. Kothe, IWiatlaa BCGS FLEASr u"rtIT»"e<« in destroying Sold oniTii WORMS IN CHILDREN, WORMS IN CHILDREN, Cr,e?trMof bjrnatiwKBAV. O If Zs=ted. do not wsit.Q can with es" can the off pt on Wonow. IMN iw au Cbemi" as rm% Is. U& OWL THE GREAT LONDON LIBERAL NEWSPAPER.' ONE PENNY WEEKLY. THE WEEKLY DISPATCH. ESTABLISHED 1801. SENT POST FREE. Three Months, Is. 8d.; Six Months, 3a. 8di Twelve Months, 6s. 6d; SINGLE COPIES (Post Free), lid. Published at 20, Wine Office Conrt, Fleet-street, London, and to be had of all Newsagents. "VTERYOUS DEBILITY, LOSS OF VITAL lA POWER AND ENERGY.—A gentleman! having been a great sufferer, will be pleased to for. ward a Physician's Prescription that cured him, on receipt of a stamped envelope.—Address W. Rose. Esq., Somerleyton Villa, Brixton, Surrey. iif. As a safe, permanent, and warranted cure of Pimples, Scrofula, Scurvy, Bad Legs, Skin and Blood Diseases, and Sores of all kinds, we can witfc confidence recommend CLARKE'S WOULD-ir BLOOD MIXTUKX. Sold by chemists everywhere.