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San Antonio Light.
PERFECTLY AWFULLY LOVELY.
Such ne rfcctly loicly things she said.
And perfectly awrul, t(ni.
That nono would hare dared to doubt her
So perfectly, perfectly truo.
Tho Weather, sho said. In
Was iierfectly, awfully
Tho winter wm po reel
Some perfectly terrible s
Anil the iwrfectly hateful teacher tliero
things up perrcclly Lrnwn.
Tho lessons were perfectly, fearfully long,
Hut never iierfectly said!
And when she ralleil, an sho often did,
Her laco grow perrcclly red.
Tho church sho attended was' perfei
Wll'h apcrfcctlr heavenly splro:
And perrect crowds went there to hoar
A crrcctly churning cho.r.;
doubt. I i
s perfectly grand.
With a perfectlr nohay frlen I of her
who happened to pais tliu way..
Th perfectly element falls .ho'd isocn
And thoMTfeetly terrible waves i
In a perfectly lovely pile.
1 mlirht tro on with this perfect p
write to the end nf tlrr
Hut, rearing to wear your patience c
Will lri nir t
ORIGIN OF CHRISTMAS.
The (latent illicit Christmas began to bo
kept, as ft holiday, crninot now bo accurately
fixed, but It was doubtless In tho second or
third century of tho Christian era. In Us
origin, It was n religious holiday a season
of grateful Joy and fervent thanksgiving for
tho birth of Christ, tho Sat lor ot sinners,
but eventually Its religious character was
lost sight of, and It becai-.o a season of
boundless hospitality, festivity, dancing
and wassail. In tho days when Eng
land was called and deserved
bo called, "Mcrrlo England," Christ
mas was observed with unbounded
hospitality and good feeling, by prlnco and
peasant, rich and ioor. As Chanecrnualntly
ays: "It snowed of tneato and drink" at
this season, and good humor, good feeling
and kindness reigned supreme. Tho fes
tivities were protracted tor toe sp
theatres. To eat lnlnco ii at Christinas
festivities, wn , to tho Puritans, but llttlo
short of bowing tho kneo to Jtaal. Austerity
cerely religious, henco thcycondmned tnlrth.
iriuwl will and
were over able to accomplish. What will It
profit me, to keep open house and dlspenso
hospitality, IS tno way in wmcn i nomas
Miserly looas at mo unmcr, coiisciiucmiv,
ho povidones himself In tho folds of selfish'
ness and refuses to be thawed out oven once
In twetvo months. It Is n irroat nltv that wo
cannot lay asido selllshuess, churlishness
and penuriousucss a few days In tho year,
eral hannlness bv tho nractlso of kindness.
benevolence and hospitality this would ba
tho appropriate manner of celebrating tho
nnlv-nuirv of tho birth tlav of the Savior of
sinners; "a heart benevolent and kind, most
resembles God." In tho sight of God, Jay
Cloiilil Is no better man tno nonieiess tramp,
nn.l Viinderhllt is no lietter than a decrenlil
pauper at the boor house. Riches are but
.trews ami dust In the alirht of Coil, and nro
not Invested with tho least particle of inert-
Ujrlousnoss. Why tlieu shouhl tho rich
imagtuo mat tney uru not sinners, aim in
themselves to bo atisolted from tho "law
Irlmlniiss" anil thn dutv to be benevolent?
Christmas should be a season of happiness
iml lirntherlv fcelliur. Tlio noor should bo
remembered, and their wants should bo gen
erously supplied. Santa Clause should visit
anil running over, ami supiiyiucir wants.
It ,,..,.,1. verv Mill.. In render nennli! hlllinv.
Hut drunkenness ami riot quarrelling und
fighting nro sadly nut of place on thn anni
versary of tho birth day of Christ, tho
gaiety, ale ullowabio and ptoiier. Tonkv
TAXAS STEAM LAUNDRY.
Notwithstanding tho fact thut other
laundries here are called "strain laundries,"
and aro so advertised on signs and bills, the
steam laundry In San Antonio Is located
at 408 East Houston street. This Is not only
a steam laundry In name, but In reality.
Tho Texas Steam Laundry Is conducted on
business principles, and never falls to give
satisfaction both In promptness and quality
of work. Prices areas low as any laundry
In tho city, while the facilities for quick and
good work nro much liettcr. Parties leaving
work at this lauudry In the morning, can, if
desired, have It completed In three or four
hours' time. Family washing Is done
promptly and at very low prices. All work
guaranteed first-class. Patrons of this
laundry will receive kind and prompt atten
tion from the proprietors, Messrs. Murrhi &
I'owikiu,y consldtrt James U. Blaine
"the greatest fraud on earth." When
ever and wherever this sentiment Is con
spicuously paraded In any newspaper
with approving comments, It will bo
safe to say that a perusal of trie back
flies of such papers will show editorial
condemnation of I'owderly as the re
sponsible author of more foolisylngs
than any man In the country. Consis
tency Is rare Jewel.
LONE ST AH BREWING- COMPANY.
Tho year lust closing has liecn a most
prosperous ono for this live, energetic and
thoroughly homo Industry. Tho work of
Improvement and enlargement as noted In
progress ono year slnco Is completed, anil
tho establishment Is well nigh as perfect In
all Its apimlntments as such an establish,
nientcan well become. There Is certainly
no brewing bouse this side of St. Louis can
enter Into cninictltltti with It, and It has
fairly won Its honors Inn hard up-hill fight,
long and bitterly contested, with the oldest
breweries In tho north. While other similar
Industries hao been forced to tho wall
through tlio sharpness of northern minio-
titlon, and tho determination of tho lilg
breweries to drlvo all homo manufacture
from tho Texan maiket, the Lnno Star
llrevilng company has pursued the cu'ti
tenor of Its way; enlarging Its capacity to
meet the ever Increasing demand made um
It; adding every modern appliance known to
science for tho improvement of Its product:
comiclllng Us northern rivals to lesort to
every method to maintain a foothold in lit ter
ritory; gaining triumph utter triumph, and
steadily strengthening Us hold upon Its pat-
untll. today, It stands higher In tho public
confidence Ih.iunt any tlmo slnco Us estab
lishment and Is without a successful rival in
the, Texas market All this the Umo Star
Drawing company has accomplished In less
than four years of actual operations, and
what It has done Is but nu earnest of what
It will accomplish In tho years to come. In
less tlmo than most establishments of tho
kind havo been able to get fairly upon their
feet, in a section of country long cniislilonsl
suierloriirtlclo of liccr, this luewcry hut
stiblished Itself iihiii a permanent basis,
las won an enviable reputation for the quali
ty of Us product, side by slue with the best
braudsnf the oldest brewerleslu tlieenunlry,
and comja'lhsl them to chcaien the price
of their product in ordcrto maintain their
hold on the market. The accomplishment
of these results have not been merely acci
dental, they havo liecn brought about
only oy tue most iiiicnmfiii iiiaiiaKcinciii,
tho most particular attention to details, the
most careful supervision ami a broad and
nllghtencil Killcy wiiiciiii.hu coiniucniieii
ho company hi tho lioer business of tho en-
tiro southwest. The .first endeavor of I lie.
company on Its organization was to demon
strate tho possibility of manufacturing a
liny, eery way cimi-
ho strain of the strictest
analysis and th" sharpest competition.
Ouaflty. not quantity, not profit, but quality
was tho first consideration. This aim has
never been lost sight of for a single moment,
and everything has lieon suliordinatcd to
this end, the management rightly concluding
that with tho quality fully assured tliero
WOUIU 00 no question Ol marKCfc. mo
wUilomnf this coiirso has been abundantly
demonstrated. Tho best and oldest browing
houses west ot trie great lanes navo unsue
eossfully challenged tho product of tho l.one
btar llrewlng company. They hate reduced
prices In tho vain endeavor to supplant
Lono Star brands. Havo established depots,
and In somo instances practically opened
saloons for tho sale of their product, and in
ways Innumerable have attempted to orlvu
"Iiune Star" out of tho southern markets.
Ono strong reason for their so doing Is tho
fact that by the establishment of tho Lono
Star llrewlng company's works In this city
every saloon keeper In this whole region
saves l per keg on every keg of beer ho
buys. Tho monopoly heretofore enjoyed by
northern brewers has been broken hi upon
by tills company. Tho price of beer lias
been reduced from S&50 to S'J.50 per keg,
anil this dlllerenco (toes Into the pockets ot
the retail dealer. T Ids saving represents an
Immense sum In tho aggregate tu the saloon
keepers ot misstate; usuiiiceruuiiiyinex'
milkers reduced, and they can well afford to
siiend vast sums In the attempt to drlvo tho
Lono Star llrewlng company to tho wall and
close Its doors, for tlio lucroaMsl price of
beer sold in this state In ono year would
cover all tho expenses of such a game of
freeze-out. There Is llttlo hopu of their
accomplishing this result, however, and of
hl.i fuel II, v in to ba reasonably well
assured. Ixno Star has sold right along at
its regular prlco side by side with the north-
not diminished sales; even though
n. In soma Instances, tho cut has
been fully! Ml per cent lielow regular rates!
Tho Lone Star llrewlng company Is em
phatically a homo Institution. Its capital is
homo capital; Us management Is in the
Interest of homo industries ajiiiuomo laoor;
tfa Iklniisietiieubt are at himio In everv nruc
tleabio way; Its whole interest Is n San
A,it,.tdn Interest and as such, has nroved
Itself on every occasion. Its aid has ever
been given to carry forward home enterprise
mid It has been as liberal In contributing to
public enterprises and mooted homo im
provements, as It has been in building up Its
own business. It subscriptions to tho
Aransas Pass Hallway company's extension
as well as to tho original bond subscription ;
in tin, nrnniised smelting works, agricultural
fair and stock association, and nil else that
concerns San Antonio's growth and progress
havo been liberal and cheerful. 1U Imcr
cellars have freely opened on every occasion
of ttiihlle intcict and Its cooling bctcrairn
money mid without prlie. Tliero Is not it
nubile excursion that leaves this city which
his not been tno recqieutof favors from nils
public spirited and deservedly popular Insti
milled, aim this has been followed bvi
actual Increase In product of fully 100 per
cent over previous year. Their actual
capacity Is now MU,W0 kegs, and tint
output for the twelvo months Just
closing has lieen 100,000 kegs. If demand
Increases during tho coming twelve months
as during thn past by tho time our next
annual review is published tho Lono Star
llrewlng company will bo wurklng up to
their full capacity and preparing to enlargu.
The bottling works, of which mention was
made one vear ngo, wcru put In oiicratlon on
thol8thof May. and slnco then they havo
been turning out mi average of 4000 a day,
the output somo weeks ranging above .'tO.btKi.
It Is eonfidenlly exacted that their bottling
establishment will double its output next
year, us tho demand has steadily Increased
during the warm season. Their bottled beer
ranks anything in the way of a regular Isier
ever introduced Into this market, and thu
"Iino Star Select" Is destined to havo a
national reputation. Their keg brands urn
tho regular Lager. "Davarla" and "Vienna;"
the latter a new product put upon tho market
December 1. and already most favorably
spoken ot. The Held of supply has widened
visibly throughout the year, and now regular
shipments reach all Northern Texas, New
Mexico, Arizona, Old Mexico as well as all
over Southern and Western Texas. As an
Important factor In the city's Industries,
the Lono Stir llrewlng company success
fully challenges comparison with any In
present or prospective operation. Tho
amount of capital actually employed during
tho year hat been JI00,ix, an Increase of
SIOO.OOH over previous year. Tho number
of employes has rcacheif'JOO, an Increase of
CO over tho greatest number employed last
year. I no simple article ot coal supply, oi
which thov consume twenty-five tons dally,
Klves employment to not less than forty
amis and ten teams. In tho number of
workmen given above (Onoi those employisl
In teaming am not Included. Tho establish
ment of the bottling works has necessitated
tho employment of a great number of boys
so that thn wages aro not as high per em-
Cloyo as reporbsl one year since, but there
as been no reduction and wages paid nro as
high for labor performed ns In any estab
lishment In tho city. The monthly pay rull
Is niiw about SiWM. They employ Sim
Antonio home labor wheneier and whero
ctcrUis practicable. Preparations are be
ing made for Increased shipments next tear.
Their Ice supply, manufactured by their
own ico machines, it amnio fur all demands,
and next jearwlil see them with fifty new
lefregerator cars of tho latest imprnvtsi con
struction In which to mako shipments.
II. I). Kainpmann is president or tho com
pany and Otto Kiehler secretary, and general
manager. To their untiring efforts is due In
very large measure tho signal success which i
has athwidud tho Lone Star llrewlng com- I
p.niy this year. A visit to tho brewery
would well repay tho tlmo spent In the ex.
umlnlng. It wlllalIord,a.siiothlugclsowlll.
an Idea of the tierfectlnu, extent, care and .
extreme cleanliness of the operations they I
conduct, a courteous reception win oo ex
tended those visiting tho cstiblishmentnnd
a personal acquaintance with Its manager
ment will quite clearly reveal tho secret ot
the wonderful popularity which the Lono
Star llrewlng company has attained in Texas
ami the southwest,
The Orsudest Emporium In tlw Statu for
Fislilon-Styla-Modwrn Drs.s tnd
It takes J ears to build up a first-class busi
ness. Willi thu majority even at any length
of time, success is very doubtful. The
Litiitr takes pleasure hi rifonllng the pro
gress ot any and all those who mako the
victorious race and gain thu desired goal In
the business world.
Mr. L. Wolfson, a gentleman wliosu name
Is known to tho inliahlUnts the length and
breadth of the laud, justly deserves more
viitl, vlnci." wemi to Iw ctiffravwl um nil
thti handiwork and underUklniM of tho
Iioiho over which ho presides, ..ivlng hut
lately ua.iilruil ownership and control of tho
ad J .won t grand Htructuru known as tho
"Whl to Elephant." This establishment has
been converted Into tho largest m-ntlemena
lurimmnKatorM-unstirpAssui! in inosiato.
in order w snow mat no oxaruenuion in
ivwUrU rttinnnrtifd with thn ltd vrrtUlitL'
of tlio establishment, thn following list of
employee In ehargo of tho various depart-
uasnier: his ninuaeimeriitjr.
l.nnkk.-enerti! M.&tr.(liioriro F. Howard
and Dave Watts.
Kxaniiners: Messrs. M. uitron ana Aaoir.
Wrannurtt: Wlllla Ilowmann and Ulnns.
General stock keener: WillU Alexander,
Uslien: Henry KalUki, F. Wasnor. Col.
I). I). Mnnroo.
Silks and satins: Moses Jackson.
Dress goods: Max KalUki, Die Lambert
Velvets: Theo. Folx.
Dross trlmmlnirs: Miss Uobocca Cralir.
Muttons: Miss Bluer.
Jersoya and kid glove: Miss. Lizzie Sens.
Ladles and child rons' underwaro: Miss
Cloaks and knit goodi: Mr. Fritz Krchlcr.
Flannel, cmilts and blankeU: Mr. LouU
Hoslerv: Krnest Voires.
Knitting Wool and cotton: Miss Itcrtha
Linen, houso furnlshlnx goods: Albert
Domes tic and laco curtains: Louis Vahl
Ginghams: Wlliy Iockart.
1'lecogooils: Sam Metzgor.
Itlbbons: Victor Grunder.
Kinbrolderv and laco: Ilarrv Jackson.
liailles ami children's hIioch: Willis Dorr,
Mens and toy' boots and hIiocs: Herrman
Youths' cloth ng:Ch. .lonlL
Ilova' clothing: Abo Tenon.
(icnta mid boys' furnishing goods; E.
Wholesale Htock keener: Mr. CharleH
Millinery: Miss Lilly Imhoff, Miss Mllly
Kurnlturu: Mr. Ham Wolfenstein, Mr. Aug.
This afono Is sufliclent evidence to nrnvo
tho magnitude of business dono by the
house. It not alone Is the chief In Importa
tion of thu newest fashions, millinery, dress
and fancy goods, but has tho article ready
for Insiiection In Bulllclcnt time to adapt
Itself for the reason intended. "Caprices In
lull 1 in. r " It might at well lie tenuis), r.rn
right now ono of thu grand Issues for tho
laddies and tlio display and Il.uaar of thla
line surpasses anything In tho state.
department Is extremely well tilled, such at
diagonal, wide and Alio corkscrew, Multon
anu utiomans, jasKcis in mo sauio styles,
Nuw Markets, ditto. Itusslan circulars.
short wraps, silk, brocade, velvet, seal skin
or plush. Tho fact Is that Wolfson can v In
with any emporium in tno country.
Ot all tho modern enterprises that this
stato and other water-poor countries Jhavo
been Indebted to for valuable Invention It tho
Wind Mill power for elevation of snbto
rancun water to tlio surfaco of tho soil for
tho use of man und bcoat. F. F. Collins
whose water supply material establishment
Is nt I, .1 and SKast Houston street. Mr.
Collins Is thn agent for tho celebrated
Kclipso Wind Mills. Horse Power and
Pumps. While Mr. Collins Is the agent ot
some ot tho linest machlno works that havo
any connection with hit business, he also
has a grand establishment for tlio manu
facture and supplying ot cisterns and tanks',
tho correctness and measurement In gallons
will always bo assured by him, Tanks,
Troughs, Sheep Dipping Vats, Well
Curblngs, Cisterns and another work com
ing In connection with his business. It Is
not too much to say that Mr. Collins Is ono
of the most progressive engineering men In
this country so essviitlal to Ihlt line of busi
ness, and the I.ioiit wishes him good tuck
and prosperity in hU undertakings.
THK MAVKHICK BANK nUtLDINO
Onof tlx Mottt NoU worthy Sptcliii m of
Architectural Adranocnmnt in
lit tlio hUUirtc city of San Antonio thrro
Is no quarter more closely connected with
tho most Interesting IncIdenLs of tin ust
than Alamo plaza. This plant tlll N-ars
marks of ancient times, lathe way of inido
and novel architecture of tlio original found
ers of tho city, which never falts ttlulert"t
tho 111 tor and carry tils mind back t Hie
dark days which overshadowed this country,
when many Incidents transpired which to
day iteno U enrich tho history of Texas, and
moro especially of San Antonio. Many
new and handsome buildings nf modern
architecture servo to relieve the nuniotony
and pleaso Uiocyoof the Isllor to the rlty;
a largo i hi r uon or wnun are 10 poi-i
tered on Alamo plaza. Mandlng
hlcli !iiav tie iralncil tiv an ci
tloniif t'loueeoliiji.lll)lng lllustralloll. This ,
bullilIiKlsimoof the linest In Iho clt, and I
displays tlio mgliiwl nrclillei lural arts ot
intHl'm times In Its utmcture. and llulsli.
This liullillng was erected iutlie)ear
atlieostof about Sluo.lKM. The illliietislons
are TiOxlW fts'l, by IHo stories nlmi. tho
basement, and Ismmiii to have an addition of
ulit.llfip.l.H.l.fti Mini llnUli i.n II... uoiitli ul.l..
lot. 1 hn material used III iMCoustructlnll Is
aUine. brick and Iron. On the street Hour ,
U Ine.itisl the Maverick bank, wliero Mr
or country, and has thu natronairo and
deuce of u large (tortloli of theeoiuliililiity.
lie ouiiuing nas a compiewi viuill simciii,
in two lower Honrs having both buririil.ir
and lire proor, and the lloors ubovo lirst-chiss
fireproof vaults fnr tho aceouitniMl.itloitof
occupants. This bank It now paying four
per cent interest, on uejiosioi, nut win
probably discontinue to do so on nuw de
iioslls after January 1st All business
matters entrusted to this bank will butreatisl
with that promptness and vigor which has
always characterized the movemetiUof tho
proprietor, anu wniciigne i.ir ui insure suc
cess In all undertakings. The lloors ntmvn
aro fitted up for otllces, and aroconcedisl to
possess advantages not found elsewhere In
the city. In tho first place, the locality Is
high and sightly, and having excellent trans
portation facilities, also the new custom
house. It Is thought, will lie limited Just
across on the oloslia side of tlio street
And again, tho building has Ishsi fitted up
with all thu conveniences of modern times:
such as steam heaters, elevator, water, etc.
Tho light and ventilation Is perfect, nnd
leaniiuess a strict order oi 1110 nuiliiing.
tlou of the surroundings and ndvaiitag
all particulars, will convince thn most
skeptical thnt there Isnoolllcobuitding In
tne cuy mat can compete wuu too .iiavertcK
lliilldlng In the essentials mentioned above.
a personal mention oi air. aam AixvericK
In thlssketch would bo entirely out of tilace.
Thu history of the Maverick family In Texas
Is familiar to most ail Toxans; tho father ot
the present representatives having been ono
of the original signers of the Declaration of
inueneniienco oi Texas, aincowmc i tune
the Mavericks have been closely connected
w t u tnu u storv or Texas n in san Anton o.
always loading in all enterprises calculate!
uianvauco tiingrowiii anil prosperity ni nu
city or country. All having business ileal
Inirs with Mr. Mam Maverick at his bank will
find him a thorough business man, having u
kiiiii worn ior, aim reany uiaccommrMi.iieaii
QAIL AND AX LITTLE JOKER.
ie, tho Mieli, palnte
To write the story of a
George ltartholcmal, tho pliant, pleasant,
pleasing, preservative, polite, with five
"I"s," aro quite enough comes to tho I.iiiiit
onlco, and In his blandest smylo kind of way,
at much at to say, "Do not tell It to the
lmllco" style, said: "Hero Is tho last effusion
ot our homo ioet. Tho I.miir has always
been agreatrendesvou7. for .Mr. Ilartholomal,
and henco for his benefit and thn great house
ho so ably represents, tho following para
phrase Is published:
''Could I liour out tho uoctar its Uods only
I would fill up thu glass bi tho brim
And drink the success ot (leorge Ilar
tholomal And the house represented by him.
And could I but tincture tho glorious
With hit smiles at I think nt hhu then;
Tho taught ho has laughed and the Jokes (?)
ho has told,
I would fill up tho goblet again.
When (Jcorgo Ilartholomal bid sweet heart
With a tenderness thrilling his heart;
It was l.lltle Joker of Gail and Ax,
Farewell brought tears to hit eyct.
Recalling fair hands and thn purest nt heart,
That bid hhu good speed, safu return.
While often awaiting his return In vain.
And who breaks his first letters so trcml
ulously And reads them again nnd again.
And tho dear old mother by the fireside
Who murmurs and weeps o'er tho stockings
And It la True.
From tho Hoiton Courier.!
A wromsn can ne'er be a warrior,
The battle-field Isn't her Dlnce:
But the Isdle. who oannot faoe powder
will oftentimes powder the ftoo.
DYE WORKS AND LAUNDItY.
Mr. Geo. Caen, pnprlelir of llw French
Dying and .Scouring establWiment, 410 Kixst
IlotisUiu street, (estatitlslied In Wl,) lias
luldetl to Ids business ncomptcto laundry.
AH thpnwsary machinery lsemplo)elto
mako this one of the best Strain Laundries
In tho country Tlio iKvullar advantage
realized by n combination ot tlio two busi
nesses make coniietUton with other laun
dries. In ipmlHyof "rk, mieresful.
"t. F. MKYEIl.
Of all men who hate etahtMinl n repuU
tlou us dealer In the producLs of tho
American continent, none ileero Inoro
praise than Ignaz Meer. who make
vl.ilty in the handling of California
i juice, pure, iiuanuueraini noruciiu
Ither In the ilMllhsl or fer ntisl utale.
s trtu son agent lor inn nesi
f Callfiiriil.i wines ami lliiuors
the ln-t knoKii vltiejnrils and nur
series. Ills Nuteilel, llea'er. llletlinic, .Mis
eallller. Mhetry. l'ort, hweet Angellea and
.Imfaudi l are a fewnf the tine brands, not
to mention the hlgli iuallitles of branillen,
l ie. Mr Mejer Is reliable In all Ills dealings
and his ,riees to all. Irresiiectlvo of uii.in-
tlly iureh.isisl so low as lo defy i ietltlon.
I'aiullles and cither lurtlii wishing a good
glass of wllie or lliunr for the eomlug Itoll
il.ijs. should c.ill mi Mr. .Meter at the Alamo
l.un lie ilelll ers goods fits' of ehnrge.
An Jtil KstablUheil Lumber Dwaler, at th.
Ill the winter months, hi thisellmale, Is
the time usually chosen hyiiureltUcut atnl
newly located Inhabilants In whleli In creel
their resldenis-s or biiiuess Imiises. Then,
also, Is the time the choose to look alsmt
thrill for building material, whethemf stone,
ofluiuls'r. or of brick. I.uinls'r Is generally
chosen as tho -t serviceable and Is'st
au.imisi inr nils einn.ue, nu
g n looking fur the che.i'st
ttsl for this elnn.ite, and then they Ut-
iililntiriu from which to imri'liuM'. .Mich a
pl.ic us this, tli.it tullllls all these prc
reiiulsltcslstheiilil established lumber yard
ofF. .1. Ileltel, located nt the Inb'ru.itliiuat
and (lre.it Northern passenger dcmt, west
side of the city, which Is known to every
nilii.lll illnl. we may say, cuiiii 111 1110
s the best, the cheaH'sl, ns well as
reiiiioioiicucr 10 ini III1IHII uiivni i ii. nil.
"m ' '""nd the celcbratisl tallfonila ns
wootlisn serviceable for oni.lllielltal build
ligs. as well as cviiress, which will outlast
i life lline, nil kinds of standard lumber
ilwavs is to be had from Ills yard, In large or
small orders, heavy bridge timbers for rail-
il ami mad work, all kinds oi reany maiio
rs. sash, blinds, lintels, wuluscotlng and
shingles and oilier moling materials to suit
nulliler. llilllilers' naniware. sucu as
locks, hlngi's, screws, nans anu iiuisiiings, is
also kept, in a separate department lo ho.
warn shims, a full llneot haihcd wire of all
kinds for ranch fences, fence jmsts, gates,
Besides keeping oven tiling In the building
lino, Mr. Ileltel always has on hand a full
line OI lliu suiniiani uncus uxeo nj nil
masons of the city for chimney nnd mantel
worK, at prices mat ueiy eoiuiieiitiuu, aim
which nro Known for durability.
In housu building he sometimes takes a
several line iiweiung nouses in
milder tlio lowest Inside prices, and having
always at his command none but the best
architects, can furnish any deslreil stylo of
plan, ami then carry out the work lo com
pletion. There Is no aphorism that commands
more respect than this: "The truth Is
not to be spoken at all times."
Plain spoken people are always dread
ed by their friends. They excoriate
with unskillful scalpel. It it a rule with
them to smooth pussy's fur tho wrong
way, on the principle that It Is a healthy
lunctlon. Hut the cat never appreciates
A few days ago a grand-looking old
gentleman with white hair, but fine,
strong physique, gave up hit seat In tho
street car to a ladr. Whereupon a young
miss Jumps up and with great eagerness
" Take my seat; plea'e do. I never
liked to see an old person Hand." Doubt
less the motive wtt good, but the man
ner was most oflentlve, drawing as It
did a sharp and obttruslve line between
youth anu age anu caning attention to
the Infirmities that all are sensitive to,
sylng nothing of the Implied rebuke to
the lady who accepted the old gentle
A similar Incident witnessed by the
writer was met with a brusque response.
An elderly lady was standing In the oar,
when a young lady arose and said:
"I am younger than you, I will stand."
"Suit yourself," answered the lady who
was so suddenly brought Into promi
nence, and she remained standing.
Agsln, a gentleman who was walking
behind a lady on Iho sidewalk thought
he perceived thut some part ol her drap
ery was displaced; he touched her on
"You are losing your orersklrt,
madam," he said hurriedly.
"Well, sir." said madam, "Is that any
of your buslnes.?"
Two young ladles who were confiden
tial friends resolved with each other to
point out their mutual faults with a
view to Improving. They were seated
coilly chatting when ono said to the
"'"There Is one thing, Clara, love, I havo
often noticed In you. and that Is a habit
or Interrupting people when"
"I Interrupt, l.aura, dear, why you
must be mistaken, I have alwaja con
sidered It the rudrst thing In the world.
Now you have a nablt of contradicting
Ibat Is very disagreeable."
"I don't cross my feet, If I do," said
"I don't chew gum," retorfed Clara.
"You're not very polite, m !"
'Quite at much to at you."
"1 think you are real mean!"
"I think you're horrid 1" ( Tears.)
"You needn't ever speak to me
again. (Sobt )
"Don't you recognize me til' I do!"
And the two friends part In bvtterlcal
enmity. Sometimes the truth It Indeed
an overrated virtue, but ber handmaid
en taot If one of the toolsl graoet.