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Tones steps into the barber's shop,
To get a simple shave.
The razor's rubbed upon the strop;
- The barber 'gin» to lave . .
The face of Jones with lather white,
And :ays, with oiJy tongue,
'• Your hair, good sir, too long is, quite."
Says Jones, ** I like it long."
The barber coughed, and then, " Tour hair
Is getting thin," he said;
"My tonic, sir—" Says Jones, " I swear
I love a smooth bald head.''
The barber Fcrapes at Jones's face;
But soon he ftops to say,
*• A little hair-dye on this place—
Says Jonej, "I would be gray."
The barber stops again to Bay,
" You'd like a, good shampoo ?"
Saye Jones, '■ My head is bid and gray,
I like it dirty, too ■
The barber has no more to say—
Quite plainly be is vexed;
111 silence grim he works away—
- Then fiercely calls out, "Next*"
A REAL SWEET STORY.
' It was by far the worst quarrel they
had ever had, and they had had many,
for she had a temper and he had a tem
per, and they were both of them im
pulsive young people with very little
"You are a false, selfish, untruthful,
man-like man," said she.
"And you a suspicious, unreasonable,
unwomanly woman," said he.
"Take back your, letters," she cried,
flinging a parcel tied with hyacinth-blue
ribbon on the floor at his feet.
"I will," he muttered between bis
clenched teeth, picking up the parcel I
and throwing it into the fire, where it
blazed brightly-for a moment or two,
and then flew away m. thin uncanny
black fragments up the chimney. As
the last fragment disappeared,* Rick
turned again to Letty, with frowning
brow, and asked, as he had asked before,
"Do you still persist in accusing me of
deceit and falsehood ?"
"1 do," she replied, "unless you show
me the charm."
'■ I will not show it to you." he de
clared, with violent emphasis. "If my
word be not sufficient, I refuse to give
you further proof. I wonder that you
d.tre insult me by asking it. And I also
wonder how you, believing me to be
false and untruthful, can be willing to
trust your future to me. And, to speak
frankly, I begin to think we have made
a great mistake in supposing that we
could spend that future happih- togeth
er, for I am fully convinced we are any
'•Two souls with but a single thoujfit,
Two hearts that boat aa one?. '
(These lines were quoted with the most
sarcastic inflection.) "And, further
more, I also begin to think that perhaps
it would have been better if we had
never made this mistake—if we had nev
er met, in fact."
"Oh, indeed, sir!"—with great as
sumption of dignity. "Have you just!
arrived at that conclusion? I have long
been sure of it. But there is nothing
easier thaa. to part. Your letters ars a£
ready disposed of. To-morrow I will
send back your ring and picture. And
then, when I am free once more, I can
try to please my mother (our acquaint
ance, as you are well aware, has never
pleased her), and in pleasing her I may
find I am doing a pleasant as well as a
wise thing for myself."
" Are you referring to Brougham
•' I am referring to Brougham Brown."
"By Heavens!" exclaimed Rick,
seizing his hat, "this%s too much. Let
ty, good-by forever."
But Letty began humming an air from
" Patience," drumming an accompani
ment on the window-pane, and vouchsafed
jio answer. Rick rushed from the room.
The humming and drumming ceased in
stantly, and the whilom performer listened
intently. Five minutes passed, and
still the street door did not slam. "He
is waiting for me to come out into the
hall and beg his pardon, I suppose," she
said, with a defiant grimace, "but I
won't," and she turned again to the
window as tlie door shut with a bang.
And then fluug herself on the lounge,
kicked off her slippers, and cried like a
summer shower. Rick gone, and gone
''■ forever !"—Rick, whom she had loved
so dearly, and who had loved her so
dearly, for two long years. And why?
Just because that silly, giggling Lena
Varan, with her pale blue eyes and
straw-colored hair, had chosen to tall
fibs about him. And, shaking the tears
from her lashes, she began scolding her
self as hard as she had scolded" poor
Rick. "The idea.. LettyLounsberry,
of your believing that girl before him !
What possessed you ? Ho did Sirt a
little T.ith her, that is true; but all men
ilirt a little with girls who persist iv ail
liiiring them and flattering them But
he never gave her the littie gold pig—
your Christmas gift to him—u^ver!
How she got it I can't imagine, but he |
would have explained if you had given ;
him achauce." And then the absent
mother, gone to Aunt Emory's for a two
da vs' visit, came in Tor a share of reproach.
"If she had only let our engagement
known, instead of insisting upon our
ting until Rick was 21, and I had not
en obliged to carry my engagement
ing in my back hair, the only place
where it is safe from Baby's—Goodness
gracious ! Baby !" And Letty suddenly
remembered that ever since Rick came
in to make a morning call, knowing Mrs.
Lonnsberry was absent—poor fellow !
3ie'd have staid away if he could L.ive
foreseen his reception—Baby had been
Bitting alone'in the dining-room in the
middle of the big dming-table sur
roonded by all the pickle and marmalade
jars and fruit cans and catchup bottles
and jam pots out of the store-room.
For it *■•■■?. s the monthly house-cleaning
day, and the store-room fell to Lefty's
diare, the foreign help being gifted with
too great a talent for smashing au<l
breaking, to say nothing of an equally
great talent for abstracting and devour
ing both sweets and sours. Letty
sprang from the lounge, tlirust her feet
into her slippers, and hastened where
duty had been calling her for some time.
Baby bat, as good as gold, nursing a
bottle of tomato sauce, snugh' wrapued
iv a dish-towel, in tlie very spot where
she had been v.heii Rick's ruio; summ
oned her sister to the door. Only one
small flask lay broken on the floor, fill
ing the air with tho subtle fragrance of
garlic. " That won't be missed," said
Letty. " Tlwnk fortune, there is no
worse mischief done." Butt&e "thank"'
"vv-.i^ scarcely uttered wl^en her eyes fell
upon the last jar of the famous peach
marmalade, the secret of the making
of which died with grandmamma, and
which was being carefully kept for Aunt
Emory's (faint Emory was an old maid
worth.§3o,ooo) birthday. There it stood
directly in front of Baby, with more than
half oi its thick paper hat torn off, and
a yaMuiug cavity made in its precious
contents by little scooping fingers.
" Oh, Baby, why couldn't you have
taken any jar but "that ? " asked Letty,
reproachfully and dramatically.
But Baby evidently had no excuse to
offer for not doing so, for she kept on
croo:iiii~ to her bottle doll, while her
sister hastily fashioned another paper
hat and ti; jd it securely over what re
maiued of the origkial covering.
Then said Baby : " Rick twa I—nice
Oh, that is what he was doing when
she foolishly imagined he was waiting
for her to come and implore his forgive
—bidding good-by to Baby. Shf
might have known it, for he had always
loved Baby dearly.
"Yes, Baby; nice Kick, good Rick,
dear Rick; but, for all that, the ring he
gave me goes back to him to-morrow
unless I hear from him to-night. How
dare he wish that we had never met|?"
But she did not hear from ham thai
night, and the next day the little bane
or gold was released from its hiding
place in her thick brown hair, and a too
faithful messenger placed it in Kick's
hands as he left his place of business.
But, ah ! what a silent, sorrowful maid
en wandered about the Lounsbern
dwelling thereafter! what . a listless,
weary voice repeated the nursery rhymes
that Baby demanded fifty times a day !
"No nice—no more," said Baby,
missing the merry tones and the happy
But Mrs. Lounsberry was hot at all
displeased with the turn affairs had tak
en. Brougham Brown suited her much
better as a prospective son-in-law than
Richard Creighton. One was a wealthy
young brewer, the other a poor clerk in
" Latty will soon get over it," she
said to Letty'a father, whose heart
ached at the sight of his daughter's sad
face. "A first-love disappointment is
always hard to bear for awhile. I
thought I should have died when Ste
phen Ford married my cousin; but I
didn't; 1 lived to marry you, and I have
a seal-skin cloak, and Mrs. Ford hasn't
even a jacket."
. And so Brougham Brown, who was
really a manly, genertfQs, good-hearted
fellow in spite of his beer and wealth,
encouraged by the maternal head ol the
house, began devoting himself in the
most ardent fashion to Letty; and she,
seeing her mother's pleasure thereat,
and hearing no word from Rick, received
his attentions in. a passive, unresponsive
Three months went by, and it was
Aunt Emory's birthday, and that eccen
tric old lady had decided to divide it
among the family, lunching with one
portion, dining with another and sup
ping with a third. The lunch party
was given at her sister Letitia's (Mrs.
Lounsberry), and some half a dozen
old friends and some dozen relatives
were bidden to the feast. Letty, in a
sea-green gown (Rick's favorite gown),
with a spray of pink hyacinths (Rick's
favorite spring flower) in her hair, went
quietly about welcoming the truest*,
Brougham Brown following her like her
shadow, until lunch was announced.
Then, taking her place at the table, the
young man still near her, she raised the
cover from and dipped a spoon into tha
last jar of grandmamma's famous peach
marmalade (she had had it placed be
fore her, trusting to be able to hide the
mischief Baby had done), when some
oody said, addressing her mother:
"Have you heard that Richard Creigh
on is going abroad for his health ? He
las given up his situation, and sails in
i day. or two. They say he has failed
And the very next moment Aunt Em
try fixed her spectacled eyes upon or
iiece'.s poor pale face, and asked, sharp
y: "What's the matter, child? Do
pousee anything dreadful in the sweets?"
"No, ma'am," answered Letty, with a
ritiful attempt at a smile, when the
;poou struck something harder than
.reserved peaches should be.
" Let me help you," said Brougham,
nd with one turn of his wrist he placed
lpon the dainty china shell before her—
i wad of paper.
" And so that is the last of the cele
brated marmalade, is it?" said Aunt
Emory. "I don't want any. I prefer
ay sweets unmixed with unknown
breign substances. Take it away,
But Letty was already slowly unroll
ng the paper (it proved to be the miss
ng part of the jar's original hat) —a
•atiier difficult thing to accomplish, as it
stuck persistently to her small fingers,
mt accomplished at last, when out rolled
the little gold pig. And on the inside
)i the paper was Kcrawled, in Rick's
)ol»l hand, these words :
My Dablino— foolish we are—l mean,
am ! Here is the chum. Miss Variau had it
ibout tea minutes last nightonly long
;uou-;n to show it to you and tell you a story
ibout it. Baby will give it to you. Had no
>aper, so I tore a piece oil one of your jani
>otrf. Will see you to-ru3rro;v evening.
* WFBSi Bnx.
Never did any young lady so suddenly
)reak through all the conventionalities
)f society, never did daughter so quickly
orget the wishes of her mother, never
lid niece so unflinohinlgy brave the dis
pleasure of a $30,000 aunt, as did Letty
jounsberry the instant after she had
•cad this note.
"Brougham," she cried, looking at
lim with her beautiful, beseeching eyes,
"I ■ must see Rick. I must— I must.
STou will go and bring him to me,
(It was the first time she had ever
jailed him "dear," and, alas! he felt
hat it would be the last.) For a nio
nent he pulled his long mustache ner
rously. •' We are not very good friends,
fouknow," at last he said.
"Yes, I know. But; I am to blame
or that, too," said Letty, hurriedly.
"Forgive me, Brougham,but I must see
And the good fellow, hesitating no
onger, turned from that imploring face,
md. with a tugging at his heart-strings,
Kent off to seek his rival. He found
him, and brought him back to the girl
they both loved.
And what do you think Aunt Emory
lid?— Aunt Emory, who had declared
:>ver and over again that only as Mrs.
Brougham Brown, Letty should inherit
my of her money. "Left the house in
i passion? " She laughed and laughed
until she couid laugh no longer.
" Now I shall have something new to
ell folks," she said. "They must be
tired and sick of my old yarns. I'm
tore I am. Love, gold pigs, jealousy
md marmalade all mixed up together.
it's one of the funniest things I ever
leard in all my life."
"I'm glad you think so," said Mrs.
Louusberry. "It don't strike me that
tvay. What are they going to live on ?"
" Oh, I'll look after them," said Aunt
2niory; and her remark makes a very
good ending to this real sweet story.
— Margaret Eylinge, in Harper*
An old lawyer who saw a young one
alking to himself said he was a lunatic,
because a lawyer who talks to himself is
is bad as a confectioner who eats his own
sandy or a barkeeper who drinks his
us own liquor. <: \
In the seventeenth century, on^he
continent, boots were never worn wH
THE ST. PAUL SUNDA\ GLOBE, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31,1882
' Five Kittle Chicken*.
Said the lirwt little chicken.
With a queer little squirm,
» Oh, I wish I cou'd find
A fat little worm!"
Said the next little chicken.
With an odd little shrug,
m Oh, I wish I could find
A fat little bug!"
Baid the third little chicken,
With a sharp little squeal,
« Oh, I wish I could find
i' : Some nice yellow meal!"
Said the fourth little chicken,
With a small sigh of grief.
"Oh, I wish I could find
A green little leaf!"
Said the fifth little chicken,:
With a faint little moan,
Oh, I wish I could find
A wee gravel stone !"
" Now, see here," said the mother,
From the green garden patch,
, If you want any breakfast
) You just come and ■cratch!" ,'
How Vagrants Construct Winter-Quarters
From Small Trees and Fence-Bails.
[From the Philadelphia Times.]
Wistar's woods, near Ardmore Sta
tion, on the Pennsylvania railroad, for
more than a year, past has been a regu
lar rendezvous for tramps. The woods
are about a quarter of a mile from the
Lancaster road, and embrace nearly a
hundred acres of wild, unbroken forest.
Such a wilderness affords stragglers all
the seclusion and protection that they
desire. Through the woods flows a
stream, along the banks of .which are
high, shelving rocks, and fantastic,
gnarled roots of trees, overhung and
intertwined with saplings, vines, ferns,
and wild flowers. The rocks afford nu
merous places of shelter to the tramps,
the roots give them opportunity for the
exercise of their skill, while, strange as
it may sour-:! to some, they were not ob- ,
livious tc tlie charms of the sylvan beau
ticrs by which they were surrounded.
Traces of tramp-occupancy may be seen
all along the creek. In one place sev
eral fenc^-r*r»ls have, been stretched
from stump to stump to form benches,
the backs being made by bending down
and interweaving young beech-trees and
grape-vines. Beech-trees and grape
vines also Lorm quite an airy rustic
bower, within which may be seen large,
fiat, blackened stones piled together for
a fireplace; .several old pots, tin-pans,
and waiters, while here and there may'
be seen scattered a faded flag, an old
boot, or a piece of suspender. Perhaps
this was a summer-house, winter-quar
ters evidently being more substantial.
j One place was in a sort of a natural
cave, formed by a deep depression in
the earth, overhung by great rocks.
Here may still be seen the blackened
''hearthstone," with the inevitable ac
companiment of old tin-pans. From one
tree to another stretches a piece of tele
graph-wire, from which are suspended a
lantern and a hanging-basket tilled with
moss and vines. It would seem that
tramps have a taste for the beautiful.
The hut is quite a work of art, con
structed according to no rules but a
tramp's own sweet will. The visitor
sees a hollow about ten feet square and
six feet deep, the hollow being on the
side of a hill, which slopes above the
depression for about fifty feet and be
low it for about fifty more, covered with
a most luxuriant growth of tall forest
trees, a thick underbush,, and a carpet
of ferns. At the left side and back of
the hollow rise high rocks, with smooth
perpendicular faces, and around it grow
a dozen or more slender beech-trees.
The visitor can imagine a tramp or
other architect tying some of these
beech-trees together with telegraph
wire, bending others against them, and
resting logs and rails upon the wire and
saplings by one end, and placing the
other upon the rocks and swelling
ground He could easily form a roof
so, filling in the crevices with sticks and
dried leaves. He could close the spaces
between the upright young beeches
with perpendicular pieces of wood and
bark, so as to make the front and one
end of his cabin, the rocks and hill con
stituting the back and the other end.
Of course he would leave a door and a
window in front. He might— this
tramp did—make a fireplace of stone
against the rocky end, and fix an old
rusty milk-churn above it, through the
roof, so as to do duty as a chimney. He
aLso filled the greater part of earth
»lnor with dry leaves for a bed.
A real romance occurred lately in a ho
tel in Montreal. In the hotel the road
uj:cl.i of a respectable company hoarded
while in the city. In the >ame i>oiel an
American lady was domiciled. Tuc lady
was, pleasant and accomplished. The
young gentleman at lir^t viewed the lady
admiringly at a distance, but too timid
to approach. Day by day his interest
grew stronger. lie had never spoken to
her, nor she to him, and, bo far as he was
concerned, this was what he most earn
estly desired she might do. In this di
lemma he applied to a friend for advice.
"Do you eat at the same tablet'" asked
the friend. "Yes," was the reply. "Then
I would advise you the next time you
dine to ask the lady to puss the salt."
"All right," sighed the lovesick hero.
The following day he intended to put
Ills friend's advice into operation, but
was most delightfully balked by the lady
asking him to please pass the salt. From
that moment the ice was broken, till at
last the lady asked for the gentleman's
card, in order that she might know whom
she was conversing with. The gentle
man at once handed the lady his business
card. Matters then went on smoothly,
all the while the couple enjoying each
other's company at concerts, operas, etc.
At length this stale of matters was
brought to a crisis. The lady was about
to return to the states. The lover was
perplexed and again applied to his friend
for advice, who at once advised him to
pop the question and thus settle anxiety.
She was willing to become one with him.
The question then came when the happy
day would be. ' "She replied "to-mor
row." To this the gentleman at first de
murred, as he had certain business mat
ters to rix. She told him to leave them
alone and write to his employers resign
ing his position and leave the rest to her.
Be complied; they were married and
went to the states, where the Canadian
gentleman learned that he had married a
young widow worth £250,000. In his
happiness he did not forget the friend
who advised him. He sent that gentle
man a check for $2,000 with a letter of
thanks for his kind advice in enabling
him to become a rich and happy man,
through the possession of a handsome
and loving woman. The gentleman who
tendered the advice felt dubious as to the
reality of the check, and did not present
it at the bank for some days. At last he
put the matter to the test, and was in
formed the money had been lying in the
bank at his order for a number of days.
And so the romance ended, to the satis
faction of all parties interested.
Fifteen hundred Erie canal horses
are left in West Troy, annually at the
clor-e of the season. They are distribu
ted among the farmers of the adjoining
towns, who receive SI a week for the care
of each horse.
A colored waiter is a service sable
How Whisky Mid Alcohol are Made Brandy,
Gin and Rum. " ;
-lie business of imitating liquors , is a
very extensive industry in the United'
States. There are at , least fifteen or
twenty firms in this city whose only
business is the so-called "improvement"
of alcoholic liquors by the addition and
substitution of various foreign mate
rials. They claim that these materials
are in no way of a deleterious charac
ter—rather healthful in fact— that
the difference between the liquors they
produce and the bona fide originals is
quite a matter of imagination. Each
firm has its peculiar methods and form
ula?, which are not to be divulged.
These methods, however, are well
known to chemists, who consider this
forgery of intoxicants as a dangerous
practice, and the results obtain ted of
ten harmful. The intoxicating element
in all liquors is alcohol, the percentage
of which contained in a liquor deter
mines its intoxicating power. This is,
however, more or less modified by the
presence of other ingredients. Whisky
contains from 40 to 50 per cent, of al
cohol, the balance being water, with a
trace of tannic acid, from the barrels,
and of fusel-oil, developed by fermenta
tion. Whisky, though used as a basis
of many of the factitious liquors, is not
itself expensive enough to make, it
worth while to imitate it. It is, howev
er, in common with all alcoholic liquors,
improved by keeping, and to give it the
smooth, oily taste of age various expe
dients are resorted to. A fresh barrel
of raw whisky is taken in hand by the
expert, who converts it in a few hours
into old rye or Bourbon by a judicious
admixture of oak-shavings, burned
sugar and glycerine. Sometimes he
takes away the crude taste by passing
an electric current through it. Much
of the highest priced whisky sold in the
best places is made in this artistic fash
ion. Bourbon is generally supposed to
contain more fusel-oil than rye, but this
is not necessarilly the case.
Brandy is made by the distillation of
fermented grapes—sometimes from
the juice alone, and sometimes from the
skins, seeds, and juice together. When
made from the skins alone it is nearly
colorless, has a very agreeable odor,
and a slightly acid, aromatic taste. It
contains from 35 to 50 per cent, of al
cohol. There is probably no liquor so
much imitated and adulterated as
brandy. The commonest method of im
itating it is by adding to certain plain
grain whisky certain proportion of var
ious ethers, which are sold in mixture
as "brandy essence," burned sugar,
spices, tannic acid, and acetic acid.
Nine-tenths of the brandy that is drank
never saw a grape-skin. Gin is made
by distilling alcohol with juniper ber
ries, its distinctive taste and odor being
due to the presence of a small amount
of oil of juniper. The amount of alco
hol varies from 30 to 40 per cent.,
the residue being water with less that
1 per cent, of the juniper oil. The gin
commonly sold as the retail article is,
however, made by simply adding a
small quantity of this oil, or more fre
quently oil of turpentine, to common
whisky, together with sufficient water to
reduce the strength of the spirit to
about 30 per cent, of alcohol. None
of the most expensive brands of gin are
made in any other way. Different
brands contain slight additions, which
give them their peculiar flavors.
. The best rum is made by the distilla
tion of fermented molasses. Often
pineapples and other fruits are sliced
and thrown into the still to give flavor.
The molasses used consist of the wash
ings and refuse from tho sugar-houses.
It contains 30 to 35 per cent, of alcohol,
and is not much adulterated, except
whan certain flavoring ethers, designed
to imitate "real Jamaica" or other
brands. The main constituent of ab
sinthe is oil of wormwood. It is made by
the distillation of alcohol with water, ab
sinthium (wormwood), and various
spices, such as fennel, anise, and cor
iander. The resulting liquid is diluted
more or less, the various brands differ
ing greatly in the amount of water and
other substances present in each. It is
most frequently made by the simple
admixture of oil of wormwood with al
cohol and water, various essential oils
being added to give pungency.
Wines are the most complex of liquors
and afford great opportunity for adul
teration. The detection of such adul
teration is frequently very . difficult.
True grape wine. hen properly made,
contains from G to 12 per cent, of alco
hol and either no sugar or quanti
ties vary from a trace to 10 per cent.
Fragrant ethers, glycerine, taunrc acid,
and other ingredients enter into' its
composition. Wines may be roughly
divided into two classes, red and white;
also into sweet and dry. Red wines are
made by the fermentation of the graj>e
jnice together with tho skins and seeds,
from which they derive their color.
White wines may be made from
the juice of red or white grapes fer
mented without the seeds and skins.
As good claret is made in America as
the European, but the dry white. wines
we have not the experience to produce
of equal .quality with the imported.
Many* sweet wines are made without
fermentation by simply adding to fresh
grape-juice due proportions of alcohol
and sugar. These are very injurious.
Champagne is made properly by fer
menting the grape-juice partially in
casks, then drawing it off into bottles
and allowing fermentation to proceed
very slowly, the time required varying
from one to three years. By this means
a wine is produced which contains from
«'} to 9 per cent of sugar and keavilv
charged with carbonic acid gas.— X. Y.
An Ohio paper published the " Charge
oi the Heavy Brigade," but tlie niistukii
of a careless printer who had changed
the 300 to 329 escaped detection in time
to be corrected. Next morning a taW,
raw-boned farmer called at the publica
tion office and asked to see Mr. Tenny
son. The polite clerk informed him
that Mr. Tennyson was not in and asked
ln'm if he had any message,, to leave.
" Just this," answered the somewhat
excited farmer, "if Oakes Ames is going
to be worked into any more poetry in
this village it'll be pretty nasty travelin'
for the poet."
The first train over an lowa railroad
bridge smashed it in. This shows the
folly of trying to put bridges together
with flour paste. They should be
gummed with" bandoline.— Philadelphia
'TDhave you know that my uncle
was a bannister of the law." " A fig for
your bannister!" retorted Mrs. Parting
ton, turning up her nose; '' haven't I a
cousin as is a corridor in the navy? "
FINANCE & COMMERCE.
• Board off Trade.
St. Paul, Dec. 31.—The board of trade
markets were not in any important respect
any different yesterday from what they
were the day before. Everything is quiet
and waiting.- The following are the* quo
Whbat—No. 1 hard, $1 bid; Janu
ary, $1.01 bid; March, 1.02 bid; Ma» $1.05
bid; No. 1, 93c bid; No. 2 hard, 91c bid;
No. 2, 880 bid; No. 3, 75c bid.
—No. 2, bid; new Kansas, 52c
asked; new lowa, 48c; for January,
48c bid and for February 50c asked; May,
50c bid. . .
Oats—No. 2 mixed, 36c bid; 36}£a
asked; January, 34c bid; February, 34c bid;
March, 34c bid, 37c asked; May, 36c bid;
40c asked; No. 3 mixed, 35c asked; No. 2
white, 37c asked; No. 3 white, 36c asked.
Rye— 2, 45c bid.
Geoukd Fm>—s22@ 25.08
Cobn Meal — asked. ' '■ —
—$8. Q~. r"" '"' £2
Baled Hat—s7.7s to $8. r t — -
D&E8BBD Hogs—s7.ls.| 1' iT**~ □"
Flax Sbbd— >-• r~ —
Sales car No. 2 corn, May, 50e; 1 car
No. 2 oats, 36c; 2 cars No. 3 mixed oats t
34>£c; 5 cars ground feed r $22.50; 8 cars
ground feed, $24; 4 cars ground feed, $25;
5 cars ground feed, $23; 1 car hay, $8: 1
car timothy hay, $10.50; 2 cars timothy
hay, $10; 4 cars wild hay, $9; 1 car dressed
hogs, $7.25; 6 cars feed, $22.
Receipts and Shipments.
The following are the receipts and ship
ments for the preceding, twenty-four
Receipts—Wheat, 20 cars; corn. 9; oats,
5; barley, 1; flour, 4; feed, 16; hay, 7;
cattle 5; hogs,l; lumber, 29; coal, 27; wood,
105; merchandise, 106; piles, 2; brick,
12 > pig iron, 5; railroad iron and /rails,
4; sundries, 38. Total, 396 cars.
Shipments—Wheat, 10 cars; oats, 1;
barley, 4; flour, 19; feed, 5; hay, 4; pota
toes, 1; cattle, 3; lumber, 20; coal, 6; mer
chandise, 9; lime 6; pig iron 2; railroad
iron and rails, 3; sundries, 23.HTotal, 202
The following are the quotations of sales from
by commission men ( yesterday aid are subject
to daily fluctuations:
Butter, choice, in tubs 25@30
Buttex, medium to good 18@22
< heesfl, state factory, full cream .... 12@13
Eggs, per dozen, fresh receipts...... 28
Hides, green 7@73*
Hides, green salt...*. 8@8)*
Hides, green calf 10
Hides, green kip , 7@7)*
Hides, dry flint 12K@13
Hides, dry salt 10
Mutton, per pound 6@7
Pel. b, wool, estimated per pound.... . 20
Tallow, No. 1 per pound 7@7^
Tallow, No. 2, per pound 5
Country lard. 11@12
Teal calves, per pound 83*@1O
Apples, per barrel |email@example.com
Beens, hand picked nary, per bu.... 2.75
- " " "medium " .... firstname.lastname@example.org
Field peas email@example.com
The following shows the prices for which the
articles named sold the day before publication
Messina oranges retail at 500@75c perdoz
Lemons, 40c per doz. Bananas, scarce, 75c per
doc. New lettuce selling at 75c per doz. Apples
$8.50@4. Early Rose potatoes, 60c per be;
others, 65c. Onions, 78c per bn. Cab
bage 15c per head. Oysters per can,
Standards, 40c; selects 50c; Gems of the
Ocean 55c. Granulated sugar in 25 lb.
packages, 10% c; powdered, lie; cut loaf, He;
7c; Minnesota, 10c. Best O. G. Java coffee,
3&3* c; beet Mocha, 88% c; best Bio, 22% c. Best
teas, Eng. breakfast, 11 per lb; best Young
Hyson, $1 per lb; best Gun Powder, $1.20 per
U>.; best Japan, 80c; best Basket fired Japan,
85c: Sweet potatoes, 4 lbs. for 25c. Orange Bios
torn flour, 13.75 per cwt; Piljabury'a best, $4.00
per c\rt.; Straight, $3.00. Eggs, 30c per doz.;
—Sirloin and porter house steak,
Isc£.rib roasts, 15c; cuck roasts, 10@12%c;
mutt chops, 15c; fore quarter, 12% c; round
eteak,l2%c; ehoulder,l2%c; Teal, 15@18c; pork
chope, 12% c; pork roasts, 12% c; ham, 16; bacon
and dry bacon, 16c; shoulders, 13c;
com beef, B@9c; sausage pork, 12% c;
molted sausage, 15c; lard in jars, 15c; per
ingle lb., 15c; in kegs, 12 dried leaf, 13Kc.
JOHN W. RUMSEY & CO.,
Common Brain M PraYisioas.
126 Washington St., Rooms IS and 19,
CHICAGO, - - - ILLS |
Financial and Stock Markets.
New Yobk, Dec. 30, 11 a. m.— stock
market was dull. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
and Illinois Central about 1 per cent, lower, j
The market was otherwise unchanged.
Money 6 per cent. Prime mercantile paper j
6@B per cent. Bar silver, $I.OBX- Sterling !
exchange steady; $4.80 long, ?4.843<i sight.
Loans, increase.... 1.296,800
Specie, decrease 1,521,800
Legal tenders, decrease 171,300
Deposits, increase 814,700
Circulation, decrease 157,600
Reserve, decrease 1,896,775
The banks now hold $3,375,490 in excess of
State Securities — . .
Bood£—Railroad bonds dull.
—Dull and unchanged.
Moraine Board Quotations.
■ GOTERSMUTTP.' •
Fires extended. .103 Threes .; 103%
ift do 113 Pacincfaof '95..128
Fours coupons. .120%
Bock Island 125% Alton 4T. H.... 47
Panama. 167 do preferred... 90
Fort Wayne..... .184% Wab.. St. L. & P.. 35 1,
Pittsbunr 140 do preferred... 54%
Illinois Central.. 142 Ean.' & St. Joe... 50
C, B. &Q.. 122 do preferred... 71
Chicago & Alt. . .184 St. L. 4 S. F. ... 32
do preferred.. .184 do preferred... 52J^
N. Y. Central.... 126^ *> Ist prefd... 993*
Harlem 186 C., St. L. 4N. 0.. 78
Lake Shore 113k Kansas & Texas.. 32%
Canada South'n.. 67% Union Pacific.... 1023*
Mich. Central 98% Central Pacific... 86 J*'
Brie 39 Texas Pacific 393*
do preferred... 86% North'n Pacific 47 }£
Northwestern 1853* do preferred... 85K
do preferred... 152 L'Tilfe & Nash.. 53
Mil. 4 St. Paul. .1053* N., C. 4 St. L... 57
do preferred.. 121 L., N. A. *C... 63
Dei. 4 Lack 12834 Houston 4 Tex.. 76
Morris 4 Essex. .122 Denxer 4R. G... 41%
Delaware 4 H.. .107% St. Paul 4 O'ha.. 533*
N. J. Central .... 69% do preferred.. .113 X
Reading ...58% 8., P. 4 W .48
Ohio4Miss 83 Memphis4C.... 43
do preferred. . . 90 West. Union T... 81%
Chesapeake 4 0.. 223* Pacific Mail 423*
do let prefd. .81 Adams Express..
do 2d prefd. . . 23% Wells 4 Fargo.. .128
Mobile & 0hi0... 17 American 91
Cleveland 4 Col.. 803* United States.... 60
aC&LC .... 4 Quicksilver. ....•' 83*
Ohio Central 13% do preferred. .. 82
Lake Erie 4*W... 303* Mo. Pacific..... 102
Peoria,D.4E... 26 N. V., C. 4 St. L.. 14%'
Ontario 4 West. . 25% do preferred... 31%
Ind. B.4West.. 33% Minn's 4 St. L... 28%
M. 4 0. lstpfd.. 10 do preferred... 62
do 3d prefd... 5% Allegheny Cent.. 15%
8.. C. R. 4N.... 82 Pullman PaLCar. 123%
tOffered. ■ \ ' : .-,, &c ;•--, r 7 r.
Money 4@7. per bent., closing offered 4 per
cent. Prime mercantile paper 6@B per cant.
Sterling exchange, bankers' bills steady at
$4.80; do. ex. demand, $4.84)*. \
• Governments— and higher.
Bonds—Railroad bonds generally strong.
State Securities—Dull; Tennessee* mixed de
clined 1 per cent. 'I-
Stocks— stock market was dull and ir
regular but in the. main: weak until near the
close, when there was a fractional rally and the
market closed firm, but with several stocks J*@
2>* per cent, lower than those of yesterday,
Chicago & Northwestern and Chicago, Burling
ton & Quincy being most prominent in the de
Mining stocks dull; Sierra Grande declined
from 370@320, and advanced to 860. ■ Robinson
Consolidated 125@120, Chrysolite 145@140,
Navajo 800, Bulwer 100 and Father De Smet 425.
Sales for the day 66,280 shares; total for the
week 876,515 shares. Total bullion receipts in
New York for the week from mines, $239,016.
Pipe Line certificates opened at 86%, declined
to 823* and closed 91.
Tho transactions aggregated 185,000 shares:
8,000 Canada Southern; 16,000 Delaware, Lacka
wanna & Western; 15,000 Denver ft Rio Grande;
8,000 Erie; 4,609 Missouri, Kansas & Texas;
9,000 Lake Shore; 3,C00 Louisville & Nashville;
8,000 Michigan Central; 1,200 Missouri Pacific;
18,000 Chicago & Northwestern; 8,500 New Jer
sey Central; 16,000 New York Central; 16,006
Northern Pacific; 3,000 Philadelphia & Reading;
24,060 Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul;
1,200 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis
& Omaha; 6,000 Texas Pacific; 9,000 Union
Pacific; 4.500 Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific;
6,000 Western Union Telegraph; 6,000 Chicago,
Burlington & Quinsy; 8,000 Illinois Central;
3,000 Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis; 2,400
East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia.
Afternoon Board Quotations*
Three per cents.. Fours do 120%
Fives extended.. .103% Pacific 6s of '95..
43* coupons 118
La. consols ..-... 69 Term. 6s, new ... 40)*
Missouri6s 113" Virginia 6s 86)*
Joe 1093* ConsolsS 6a
Tens. 6s, 01d.... 41 Deferred.... 112^
BAILBOAD BONOS. -
C. P. Bonds, Ist.. 116% U. P. land grant.
Erie seconds.... 96>i Sinking fund .... 117-*
Lehigh & W 101 Tex. P. grant 8. . 58
St. P. & S. C. Ist. 1123* do Bio G. div.. 83
U. P. Bonds, Ist. 116%
Adams Express.. 180 N. J. Central.... 6&3*
Allegheny Cent*. 15J£ Norfolk 4 W. pf.. 473*
Alton 4 T. H 47 Northern Pacific. 4734
do preferred... 90 do preferred... 85.
American 91 Northwestern.... 134%
8., C. R. 4 N.... 81 do preferred... 150j*
Canada South'n.. 67 N. Y. Central... .1253s
C, C. 41. C 3% Ohio Central.... 13>s
Central Pacific... 863* Ohio 4 Miss 30
Cheeapeake4O.. 22 do prof erred... 90
do Ist prefd... 32 Ontario 4 West.. 26
do2dpreFd... 24^ Oregon Trans 83%
Chicago 4 Alt... 13334; Pacific Mail 413*
de preferred... 135 Panama 167
C..8.4Q 121% Peoria,D. 4E... 263^
C.,8t.L.4N.0.. 79 Pittsburg 189
C, 8. 4 Cleve... 49 Pullman Pal. Car. 122%
Cleveland4Col.. 80 Beading 533 8 '
Delaware & H... .108 Bock Island 125 M
Del.4 Lack 128 St. L. 4 S. F.... 82
Denver 4R. G... 41 do preferred... 51%
Brie 38% do letprefd... 99
do preferred!.. SO Mil. 4 St. Paul. .1053*
East T., V. 4 G.. 9% do preferred.. .1203*
do preferred... 18 Bt. Paul 4 Man. .142%
Fort Wayne 184J* St. Paul 4 Om'a.. 523*
Han. 4 St. Joe... 48 do preferred...lll %
do preferred... 73 Texas Pacific 39%
Harlem 196 Union Pacific 102 %
Houston 4 Tex.. 73)* United States 60
Illinois Central.. 142Ji W., St. L. 4 P... 34%
Ind., B. 4 West.. 333* do preferred... 54
Kansas 4 Texas.. 323* Wells 4 Fargo.. .124
Lake Erie 4 W... 303* Western U. T.... 81M
LakoShore 112% Caribou. 1%
Louisville 4 N... 53 Central Arizona.. %
L., N. A. 4C 62 Excelsior 1
M. &C. Ist pfd.. 10 Homeetake 17&
do2dpreFd... 53* Little Pitts 1
Mamphis4C 45 Ontario 853*
Mich. Central.... 97% Quicksilver 9
Mirn'a & St. L... 28 do preferred... 3»
do preferred... 63 Robinson. 1
Missouri Pacific. .101% Silver Cliff %
Mobile 40hi0... 17 South. Pacific... 9
Morris 4 Essex.. 122 Stamdard 6%
X., C. 4 8t.L... 573* Sutro %
*Asked No sales. tOffered. §Ex. mat.
coup. fEx. div.
The following Quotations giving the range to
the markets during the day ware received by M.
I Doban, Commission Merchant:
Liverpool, Deo. 30, 10 a. m.—Spot wheat
dull. Corn a penny lower. Cargoes on
passage 3d@£d lower. Cargoes oft coast
nothing doing. London, dull.
Jan. Feb. . Jan. Feb.
9:50 a. m. 93% 94% 94% 95%
9:45 " 98% 94% 94% 95
10.-CO " 93% 94% 94% 95%
10:15 " 93% 94%
10:30 " 94 95 94% 95
10:45 " 98% 94% 94 94%
li£o " 93% 94% 94 95
11:15 " 93% 94%
82 " 98% 94% 94 94%
111:45 " 93% 94%
12:15 " '.'.'.'. '.'.'.'. 94 94%
12:30 " .... ' ....
12:45 " 93% 94%
I*o " 93% 94% 94 94%
Wheat receipts in Chicago 70,025 bushels,
j shipments 28,672 bushels.
Wheat receipts in Milwaukee 53,539 bushels;
shipments 1,950 bushels.
May wheat closed in Chicago at 101.
May corn closed in Chicago at 53% c.
! May oats closed in Chicago at 36^c.
a. v. Jan. Fob. a.x Jan. Feb.
9:30 50 50% 11:00 49%
9:45 50^ 50% 11:15 49%
10 M 50% 50% 11-50 50 50%
10:30 .... 50% 12:30 49%
10:45 49% 50 1:00 49% 50%
Corn receipts in Chicago 159,251 bushels;
shipments 155,212 bushels.
A.K. Jan. Feb. A.M Jan. Feb.
9:30 17.20 17.35 11:15 17.10 ....
9:45 .... 17.82% 11:45 17.10 ....
10:00 17.15 17.30 12:00 17.10 17.22%
10:15 17.17% 17.32% 1:00 17.07% 17.223*
11:00 17.15 17.27%
A. x. Jan. Feb. M. Jan. . Feb
9.30 10.40 10.52% 12:00 10.32% ....
10:30 10.40 .... 12:15 10.85
10.45 10.37% 10.50 1.00 10.323* 10.45
11:30 10.82% ....
ASSOCIATED PRESS MARKETS.
Milwaukee Produce Market. '
Milwaukee, Dec. 30.—Flour neglected; nomi
nal. Wheat firm; No. 2 hard 99c; No. 2 93% c;
December 93% c; January 94c; February 95«;
year 93% c; No. 3 79; No. 4 65c. Corn
neglected; nominal; No. 2 49% c. Oats in bet
ter demand; No. 2 35%@35%c. Rye lower; Ne;
1 56% c; No. 2 54% c. Barley firmer; No. 2
74c; extra No. 3 51% c. Previsions steady;
mess pork 17.25 cash and December; 17.25
January. Lard, prime steam 10.37 cash and
December; 10.40 January. Lire hogs steady;
firstname.lastname@example.org. Butter dull. Cheese quiet. Eggs
weaker. Receipts 11,723 bbls of flour; 53,539
bushels of wheat; 37,536 bushels of
barley. Shipments, 13,955 barrels of flour;
1,950 bushels of wheat; 29,730 bushels of bar
ley. . . . ,
i ao^c, *xv. 2 04,'<jc. uariey nrmer; no. z
74c; extra No. 3 51% c. Previsions steady;
mess pork 17.25 cash and December; 17.25
January. Lard, prime steam 10.87 cash and
December; 10.40 January. Live hogs steady;
email@example.com. Butter dull. Cheese quiet. Eggs
weaker. Receipts 11,723 bbls of flour; 53,539
bushels of wheat; 37,536 bushels of
barley. Shipments, 13,955 barrels of flour;
1,950 bushels of wheat; 29,730 bushels of bar
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Dec. 30.— Drovers' Journal re
ports: Hogs, receipts 8,500; shipments 3,300;
unsettled prices; same as Friday; mixed 5.60@
6.10; heavy. firstname.lastname@example.org; light email@example.com; skips
firstname.lastname@example.org. Cattle, receipts 1,200; i shipments
4,600; active and strong; market satisfactory Jo
salesmen and prices firm; extra email@example.com; good
to choice shipping firstname.lastname@example.org; common to
fair email@example.com; butchers' fairly active; firm;
firstname.lastname@example.org; stackers and feeders email@example.com. !
Sheep, receipts 1,500; shipments 100; slow;
steady; no change in the general trade; common
to fair firstname.lastname@example.org; medium •to good 4.00@
4.30; choice to extra email@example.com. ,:•;;> i
-| Chicago Produce Market.
Chicago, Dec. —Floor steady and un
changed. Wheat in fair demand at lower rates;
regular 94c December; 94% c January; 95
February; 1.01)* May. Corn active but lower;
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Dec. 30.—The Drovers' Journal re
ports: Hogs, receipts 8,500; shipments 3,300;
unsettled prices; same aa Friday; mixed 5.60@
6.10; heavy firstname.lastname@example.org; light email@example.com; skips
receipts 1,200; shipments
493* c cash; 49% c December; 49%@49%c Jan
uary; sO3^@soJic February; 53&@53%c May.
Oats active but firm; 39c cash; 403*@41c De
cember; 86% c January; 353£@35^c February;
363*@36%c May. Bye steady and unchanged;
573* c. Barley Bteady and unchanged; 80c. Flax
seed stronger. Dressed hogs dull; tending
downward; firstname.lastname@example.org. Butter steady and un
changed. Eggs steady and unchanged; 27c.
Pork in fair demand at lower rates; 17.05^17.10
cash and January: email@example.com)* February;
17.323* March. Lard active but lower; 10.80&
10.323* January; 10.42)* February; 10.52#
March. Bulk meats steady and unchanged;
shoulders 6.55; short ribs 8.95; do clear 9.25.
Whisky steady and unchanged; 1.16. Receipt*.
34,000 barrels of flour; 11,000 bushels of
wheat; 159,000 bushels of com; 301,900 bushels
of oats; 7,000 bushels of rye; 42,000 bushels of
barley. Shipments, 83,000 barrels of flour;
34,000 bushels ef wheat; 185,000 bushels of
corn; 65.000 bushels of oats; 2,809 bushels
of rye: 28.000 bushels of barley.
Weekly Recoirte—Flour, 188,000 barrels;
wheat, 459.000 bcsiie*s; corn, 155,6C0 bushels;
oats, 1,806,060 bushels; rye, 63,000 bushels; bar.
ley, 299,000 bushels.
Weekly Shipments—Flour, 169,000 barrels;
wheat, 140,000 bushels; com, 915,000 bushel*;
oats, 399.000 bushels; rye. 81,000 bushels; bat
ley, 174,000 bushels.
Mew York Produce Market.
New Yobs, Dec. 80.—Flour doll;
receipts 42,000; experts 9,000; soperfins state
and western firstname.lastname@example.org; common to good ex
tra email@example.com; good to choice firstname.lastname@example.org; white
wheat extra email@example.com; extra Ohio firstname.lastname@example.org;
St. Louis 3.75*3)7.00; Minnesota patent pro
cess email@example.com. Wheat, cash firm and a
shade higher; options )*@3ic t closing with
more strength; receipts 64,000 bushels; exports
167,000; No. 2 spring nominal; ungraded
red 79c@1,14; No. 8 red firstname.lastname@example.org)*;
steamer No. 2 red 1.07)*@1.08; No. 2 red
email@example.com£ certificates; firstname.lastname@example.org)* de
livered; 1.093^ in store; No. 1 red 1.15; mixed
winter 1.06; ungraded white email@example.com; steamer
No. 3 do 78c; steamer No. 2do 873* c; No. 2 do
99c; No. 1 do sales 1,500 bush, at 1.08;
No. 2 red January sales 328,000 bushels at
1.09)£@1.09^, closing at I.C9K; February
sales 384,C00 bushels at firstname.lastname@example.org%, closing
at 1.11%; March sales 282,000 bushels.
email@example.com%, closing 1.18%; May sales
-40.000 bushels at firstname.lastname@example.orgJ*, closing at 1.15)*.
Coro, cash active and firm; options )i@)* lower;
receipts 105,000 bushels; exports 188,000; un
graded mixed 54@67c; No. 8 54%@54?£c;8team
i er 62^@63c; No. 2 66@66)*c; No. 2 January
653*@65%c, closing at 65% c; February 64)*
@64% c, closing at 64% c; March 64)*@64%c,
closing at 64j%c; Aprii 64)*@64%c, closing at
643<c; May 63@633^c, closing at 633* c.
Oats firm; receipts 84,000 bushels; exports
none; mixed western 4S@47c; white western
47(&.50c. Coffee quiet but steady. Sugcr quiet
acd unchanged; fair to good refining quoted
at 6 15-16@7)g'. Molasses quiet and steady.
Kice dull and unchanged;domestic 53£@7c; Ran
goon s@s3£c. Petroleum higher and firm;
united 90% c; crude 7@7)*c; refined 73*@
?%c. Tallow quiet but steady; Be. Rosin quiet;
1.62)£@1.72)*. Turpentine firm; 52c. Eggs,
western steady and nrm; for fresh 27@28c.
Pork steady; new mess email@example.com. Beef
quiet but steady. Cut meats dull and nomi
nal; long clear middles firstname.lastname@example.org)*. Lafd
steady; prime steam 10.70. Butter quiet and
unchanged. Cheese quiet but firm; western flat
Dry Goods Market.
New Yobs, Dec. 30.—Very little atten
tion given to merchandise. Sales and shipments
Dninth Wheat Market.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Dttltjth, Dec. 80.—The markets on 'change
to-d&y were a shade firmer; No. 1 hard offered
at 1.023*, and 1.02 3^ bid for round lots; one car
load of No. 1 hard sold at 1.02 %, and 95)* c bid
for No. 2 hard, held at 973* c; 92c bid for No. 2
84c bid for No. 3; May wheat offered at \A\%
and 1.11 bid; No. 2 hard May offered at 1.06)*
and 1.043* bid; June wheat offered at 1.12.
Receipts, 5,578 bushels; in store 968,320.
SUGGESTIONS OF TALUE.
The greatest distance that should be
allowed between the under edge of a
picture-frame and the floor is fifty-two
In button-hole stitching the bottom
of a flannel skirt, double the flannel as
if to hem it, and baste it iv place. This
will give firmness to it, and it will last
twice as long.
To Whiten and Soften the Hands.—
Four parts of glycerine, five parts yolk
of eggs, mix thoroughly and rub on
after washing the hands. Good also for
abrasions of the skin.
To protect tea-roses they may be pot
ted and placed away in a light, warm cel
lar. Hardy varieties should be covered
with coarse litter from the stable; but
this should not be done until the ground
begins to freeze, and the protection
should not be removed until the ground
is completely thawed.
A Philadelphia bird fancier says:
"You can tame a canary inside of six
hours by depriving it of food for that
length of time, and then putting your
hand filled with seed into the cage. Re
peat this at intervals, and the bird will
soon become tame enough to fly about
the room and come to you when you
whistle for it."
To Clean Gold.—Jewelers often
clean gold by washing it first in a little
lukewarm soft water and soap. Then,
after wiping, shaking it about until per
fectly dry in a wash-leather bag filled
with finely powdered boxwood. When
taken out of the bag the gold, if em
bossed or raised, must be gently brushed
clean of the wood-dust with a diamond
brush, or, if smooth, polished with a
White worms, which infest occasion
ally all soils where plants are kept in
pets 4 may be removed as follows:
Lime water may be sprinkled over the
soil, or a little slaked lime may be
sprinkled also on the earth and in the
saucer of the pot. Lime water may
easily be made by slaking a large piece
of lime in a pail of cold water, letting
it settle and then bottling for use. Give
each pot a tablespoonful twice a week.
To Clean and Revive Old Furni
ture. —A piano-maker gives the follow
ing directions for removing finger
marks from and restoring lustre tc
highly polished but much defaced furn
iture : Wash off the finger marks with
a cloth—or, better a chamo3 skin—wet
with cold water*; then rub the surface
with nice sweet oil mixed with half its
quantity of turpentine. A liberal rub
bing of this mixture will reward your
Stained Floors.—Beeswax and tur-
Stained Floors.—Beeswax and tur
pentine rubbed into the floors twice a
week keep them in beautiful order.
Melt a quantity of beeswax in a iar, by
placing it for a short time in an oven.
When warm add to it a little turpen
tine, and stir them together. When
cold this ought to be of the consistency
of pomatum. If too hard, melt again,
and add a little more turpentine. To be
used cold. After carefully removing all
dust from the boards, rub in a very lit
tle of the beeswax and turpentine with
a coarse flannel.
Bad Luck With the Hog.
Colored oration in the Arkansaw
' Traveler: "Gen'lemen, I don't blevein
! crossin' or changin' de breed ob our
hogs. De ole fashioned hog is plenty
1 good. I ows de saddest time ob my life
ter a fine hog. I was passin' a pen once
I an' seed a fine hog. Ef he hadn't been
j a fine hog I wouldenter paid no 'tention
*to him. Wall, 1 was 'rested on account
I ob dat fine hog an' sent ter de peniten
| tiary fur a year. Don't bring no fine
1 breed of kogs inter clia neighborhood. 1*