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MARY ELIZABETH'S CANDY MADE HERHABF MILLION
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.Open these doors, .
Take what you willr
Leave cdst of goods taken
- jMake-yoiir change from my till.
New York, Sept. 5. The lines
above appeared 'one riiorning, six
years ago, on.thewallbf a certain
very large -office Bjiiidjrigjin.Syra
cuse, N. Yl' Right beneath the
sign there was a table on-.which
stood big dishes HcapjEd highwitb
all sorts ofhome-njade sandies.
And in the midst of the dishes
.t&ere .wis' a. mall, 2ijwckjr
Mary Elizabeth, a5I Qne of Her;
basket in which tljfipe--wei manyj
pennies and niclsles . and dimes
and quarters. People had dropped
them here in'retafcir-for, goodies"
they had eaten. $ -
From that smalbeginning has
developed the nafjmjlllon dollar.i
candy industry o',Mary Eliza-
beth." .You kncfc-"-Mary Eliza-
beth candies-." Yon-" have bought
them yourself anjflie train or onj
; the boat lots of tjme'Sv t
Mary Elizabeth who also ha,
the name of Evans (which she1
seems to" find littTeuse-for) pros-J
pered mightily; down ia'SyracuseJ
it seems. Teopje, liked her trusty
of them and thef. did not even1
take -more cana,yrtitian. they were,?
entitled to from the, dishes on thfe!
unwatched tableii They began
telling other folks about thej
candy table anas" pretty stooai
'Mary Efizafo'etft "Vtfas, able to self;
more candy tha-jbe' could make
alone in h,er littleshome. j
t ffheq she Jbiredlassistants and