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The expression in Clare’s face was not
“My father’s friends are always wel
come,’’ she said quictly. Then turning
to me, “‘Perhaps I had better have Mr.
Panton’s room prepared at once.”’
“It will be as well,”” I assented, going
to the door and politely holding it open
for her as, with a slight bow to Mr. Pan
ton, she quitted the apartment.
When I returned to my place, that
gentleman remarked, flipping the ash
from the end of his cigar, **Your daugh
ter does not inherit your sprightlinees of
wit, sir.”’
“No,”” I replied, ‘‘perhaps now you
understand my amusement when you ex
pressed some fears as to her tranquillity
of mind on meeting you."”
*Jtis harder to me!t an icchberg than a
ball of snow, but the very diflicuity of
the task lends to it additional charms.”’
*Neatly put,”’ I assented; ‘‘and were
women as easily handled as metaphors,
your success would seldom be in doubt.”’
“They’re quite as perpiexicyg, I admit,”
he continued, smilicg, *but given a litile
patience, they will explain themselves.”
“Well, well,”’ 1 replied, ‘-however that
may be, I fancy I can trust Clare even
with such a professed lady Kkiller in the
house as yoursell.”
He laughed good naturedly. ‘You
don’t know what o battery of attractions
I have in reserve.”’
§§‘My dear boy,”” I answered, “I hope
you'’li remain here long enough to atford
us every proof of tneir power.”’
He shook his head knowingly. “Well,
I've given you fair warning. The re.
sponsibility will lie with you.”’
“I accept it cheerfully,”” I replied, lis
ing. “But come, we may as well see il
your room is ready, and then perhaps we
may persuade Clare to give us a cup of
tea in the drawing room.”’
In order that the reader may better
appreoiate my motive for welcoming Mr.
Panton so warmly to our circle, I take
the opportunity of saying a word here
touching the relations existing just then
between my daughter and myself.
In the beginning of the year Clare had
paid a somewbat lengthy visit to an old
friend of mine, residing in London, at
whose house she had contracted an inti
macy with & young man named Brown.
Now this Brown, I subsequently learned,
was the son of a schoolfellow of my own,
and the fuct was not one to prepossess
mein his favor. Major Brown and my
self had been companions both at Harrow
and Oxford, but our tastes and habits
were us dissimilaras day and night. He
was wont to affect a frank bonhomie,
alike to intimates and strangers which,
however, it might attract them, never
succeeded in deceiving me as to his real
nature. He was quick, too, in acquiring
a superficial acquaintance with any sub
ject he mignt select, & knack which en.
abled him to take high honors; while I
with a far sounder knowledge, bare]y‘
managed to scrape through my examina
tions. Inm short, he was a pedant and a ‘
prig, whom fortune delighted to honor,
and who latterly had attained a position
which his intrinsic merits would certainly
never have secured for him. It was not
my habit to traduce my fellow-creatures,
but there are occasions when the truth is
desirable, and on which even I do not
shrink from uttering it.
Accordingly when Clare returned home
and informed me that she had listened to
the proposal of this young man, I atonce
declared she shonld never have my con
sent to such a match. The father had
been a mean-spinted fellow, and his son,
1 was satidtied, could be no better. I de
clined even to discuss the subject in any
shape, Tosome my action may appear
too peremptory, but I had taken to heart
the old Scriptural truth that grapes do
not grow on thorns, nor, to apply the
simile, high minded sons spring from
sordid parents.
After the first outbreak the subject
was allowed to drop, and I was in hopes
that Clare had forgotten her girlish fancy
for this objectionable person. It was,
therefore, with no little indignation I
found that a correspondence had been es
tablished between the two. il
I like 0 keep up old traditions—call
them prejudices if you will—and one of
my dearest is that the head of a house
hold should be as a father to those who
live beneath his roof; oue to whom all
may come for advice in trouble or com
fortinsorrow. I regret that in my own
case the theory has so far been restricted
to its primitive Jimits, and has not yet at
tained the fuller proportions of practice.
But to encourgge the idea, I make il a
rule to retain in my possession the key of
the post-bag, so that all letters shall pass
through my hands. I need hardly say
that my object in doing to is solely to
breed that spirit of confidence which is
the first neeessity of a united family.
Thus it happened that on the previous
Sunday morning I found myself called
upon to deliver to Clare a letter which
even the cursory examination I was able
to give to it satisied me came from young
Brown. T
Whatever my annoyance might be, I
showed no trace of it at the time. My
principle is to lay aside on the day in
guestion all mundane matters which
might distract the mind from its higher
duties. But I made a little mental note
that I would take an early opportunity of
having an explanation with Clare.
The chance came at lunch time next
day. Asl have said, the conversation
took a somewhat disagreeable turn, and
resulted in my deciding to face the bit
ter east wind rather than continue a con
troversy in which all the talking was on
one side, and the reason on the other.
The advent of Mr. Panton was, there
fore, almost providential. Here was a
young fellow, good looking, well to do,
and with a proper confidence in himself.
The scheme which flashed into my mind
was, indeed, a happy one. He was,
according to his own declaration, an ac
knowledged ladv-killer. What better op
portunity than this could he have for
showing his skill? True, Clare’s dispo
sition was an obstinate one, but at least
his attentious might divert her mind from
that other absorbing subject, Sull, I
lou provoke
.« such a calamity, I
. withdraw the subject
.cr,”’she answered, making ashow
“Heaven forbid!” he cried, with a pre
tended air of despair, ‘lt is far too attrac
tive to permit of our losing sight of it
yet awhile.”’
“I accuse Mr. Panton of being a poet,
my dear,”” linterrupted. ‘He has all
the paraphernalia of one—tropes, similes,
sentiment, passion.
“I stand convicted,”” he rejoined, ‘‘but
only as a voiceless singer. [ possess the
necessary baggage, it is true; but, alas !
I have locked it away and lost the key
“We must try to fied it for him, eh
Clare?”’ 1 suggested,
““Mr. Panton seems in no pressing need
of it at present,’’ she replied.
“Ah !” he cried, “you are unfair, Miss
Denby. You forget that although op
portunity be the slave of him who is
prepared, it is the tyrant of the unready.”’
An almost imperceptible smile played
on Clare’s iips. **You are like to have a
useful servant, then, Mr. Panton,”” she
“Now you are sarcastic,”’ he rejoined.
“but I am helpless in your hands.”
“Indeed, I wash them of you =alte
gether,” she answered, rising. “The
responsibility is too great.”’
“That Is my loss,”” he said, smilingly,
as he opened the door for her.
“Not if it teach you to take bettercare
of yourself,”” shereplied with an implied
meaning in her tone which I failed to
understand, as she swept out of the room.
I was delighted with the badinage,
trivial though it had been. Ir at least
proved that Clare was not wholly insen
sible to the attentions of other men, and
the circumstance gave me hope for the
success of my little scheme.
I hod not visited Wiltshire for many
years,but I still retained a vivid recollec
tion of its beauties—the quaintold city of
Salisbury, the breezy downs, and the
wonderful collection known as Stoune
henge. It was natural therefore that as
Panton and Isatover our wine the conver
sation should revert to the principal
features of that country and the pro
ducing powers of its soil, the latter
being a subject in which I take consider
able interest. I was pleased to find in
my companion a kindred spirit, while,
recognizing my desire for information
on agricultural topics, he readily cited
the returns yielded him by his own
property. In his mannerof stating these
details, which to others would probably
bave appeared dry and uninteresting, I
discovered a singolar charm and fascina
tion; but after a little I felt that it would
be selfish to keep him altogether to my
self, and accordingly proposed an
adjournment to the drawing room.
On entering we found Clare seated
at the piano, where Mr. Panton at orce
begged that she would remain. As my
daughter is a finished musician, I
hastened to second the request. For my
own part, whether from the excitement
cf the day’s adventures or the excellence
of the dinnerl know not, but no sooner
bad I relapsed into my easy-chair than I
dropped into a pleasant slumber.
When I awoke, Clare was still at the
piano, playing softly, while Panton
stood near to her talking ina low voice.
As I had no desire to act the part of
eavesdropper—indeed, the distance at
which I was rendered such & thing im
possibie—l gave a preliminary yawn and
commenced ostentatiously to stretch my
gell. ““Blessme,”’ I remarked,looking at
my watch, *‘it’s getting on for 11. How
quickly the evening has passed !”
Clare rose and began to put away her
music. Panten crossed to the fireplace.
“Time goes swiftly in the land of Nod,"”’
he said to me, “but we could have given
you a long start to-night, and even then
have won.”’ : g
“Mr. Panton must speak for himself,”
Clare interrupted, withZa slight frown.
“Have I not done 80?’ he rejoined
rapidly. Then he laughed pleasantly,
and after an instant’s pause, resumed:
“Probably Miss Denby finds my views
too comprehensgive.’’
““When they make her an involuntary
party to their mesning she certainly
does,”” Clare answered.
““Ah !” he cried, “it would be against
my own interest to do 80, else 1 should
be robbed of the pleasure of convincing
her that they are true.”
"“Then you must take the opportunity
of doing that to-morrows’! I said, getting
up from my place, “for I cannot ~fford
tolose my beauty sleep for the sike of
hearing to two young people talking non
The next morning I paszed, as usual,
in the study, and in the afternoon, as the
weather continued flne, it occurred to me
that I had not seen m{ old friend the
Squire for some time. I proposed, there
fore, to ride over to the Grange and p\y
him a visit, and as Panton mentioned
that he had letters to write, I suggested
his making use of the library during my
abgence. Iu this he readily concurreg,aud
before starting I saw him comfortably
installed in my place, Clare having
stated ber intention of going to the vil
lage in order to make some necessary
It was close upon the dinner hour
when I returned, and, hastily dressing, I
hurried down stairs. The young people
were already waiting for me, and we at
once passed into the dining-room.
The evening was spent much in the
same way as the previous one, but I
thought I detected a sepsible increase of
warmth in Clare’s manner toward Mr.
Panton. As for him, it seemed impossi
ble that anything should stop his flow of
spirits. He talked incessantly,and, lam
afraid, a great deal of nonsense.
Next day, as I sat reading in my room,
he entered in his usual unceremonious
fashion. “I hopeldon’t disturb you,sir,”’
he said. - S ot
“Not at all,”’ I answered, laying down
my book. ‘‘Take a seat.”
“Thanks,”” he said, “if it’s the same
to you I'd rather stand. I've always
nmore confidence in mysell when I’m on
my legs.”’
“I should not have thought you ever
failed in that,”’ I remarked, smilicg.
“No more did I,”’ he answered, add
ing with some slight hesitation, ‘“‘antil I
came here.”’ ¢
““Ah, you have caught the infection.
We are too modest for your go-ahead
young London fellows.’-
*‘No,”” he replied, reflectively, *it’s
not that. Take your daughter, for
instance. I'm develish impudent to her,
almost rude at times, and yet it never
seems to make any impression.”’
“Perhaps you don’t want to make any
impression,’’ 1 suggested.
“Oh, but I do,” he continued, with
curious frankness. ‘‘You'll excuse me
mentioning it, but Miss Denby is a
deucedly attractive girl.”
a perfect
4uestion, so ur
, guest announceto
a 8 feelings for her. I
.y that the declaration was dis
..og, but I reflected that it would not
ve consonant with my dignity to surren
der at the first assault.
“You forget that I am her father,”” I
observed, somewhat siiffly.
“Oh, no, I don’t,”’ heanswered, ‘‘that’s
why I come to you.”
“Well?’ I continued, inquiringly.
‘] was anxious to learn in what light
the fact would strike you.”’
‘“You mean as regards an engagement
between my daughter and Iyourself v
“Yes,” he answered, I suppose you
might put it in that way.”’ ,
It certainly was a strange mode of pro
posing to become my son-in-law, but af
ter all the end justified the means. My
dear Panton,’’ I said, ‘“‘you must remem
ber that ouracquaintance has been short,
and I sh-uld have, of course, to he as
sured that you are in a position to keep a
wife. But, otherwise Ido not know any
one whom I would welcome more gladly
as Clare’s husband.”’
““Then, it I satisfy you on that point,
there is no obstacie to my trying my
luck 2"’
“None whatever.”’ I answered, deem
ing it unnecessary to allude to the Brown
episode. ‘““You have my full consent,
and I can only trust that you will be
equally fortunate in wirning Clare’s."”’
“Thank you,”” was his reply; “I fancy
if you’ll excuse me I'll go into the gar
den now and smoke a cigar. Perhaps I
may hit on some likely plan for obtaining
that during the process ’’
‘‘Certainly, my boy, do as you think
best,”’ Irejoined. And so this remarka
bie interview came to a close.
My little scheme was, then, a success
so far. After all, your clever pecopie are
not difficult to circumvent if one goes
about the business properly. The very
simplicity of my project, 1 said to my
self, was probably the chief reason that
it prospered so well. A lesssingle-minded
man than myseli would almost certainly
have ruined all by too great zeal, but the
uncbtrusive manner in which I pulied
the wires was, I felt, in the spirit of the
highest diplomacy.
Lt was true that I had still to deal with
Clare, and in her respect I ceuld not have
the same certainty which Panton’s an
nouncement had created as regards him
sclf. Nevertheless I was not without
hope that the later’'s powers of persua
sion would eventually prevail.
Panton’s - communication had been
made on the Wednesday, and in the
meantime I considered it as weil not to
recur to tne subject. He was not, I was
convinced, a man to let the grass grow
under his feet, and my wisest policy was
cvidently to await the outcome of events.
On Saturday I informed my guest at
luncheon that I had to ask his indulgence
for my absence until dinner-time, as I al
ways devote that afternoon to the prepa
ration of the next day’s discourse. Butl
added theat Clare would doubtless prove
an efficient substitute—an assertion which
I was pleased to observe neither of the
young people seemed anxious to dispute.
As it happened, the sermon I selected
was one which I already knew pretty
nearly by rote, and consequently little
more than an hour’sstudy sufficed to put
me at my ease with it. Asl closed the
manuscript it occurred to me that it might
be interesting to find out, in an informal
sort of way, hew the two were amusing
themselves, and sogeatly opening the
study door, I stole noiselessly on tiptoe
towsard the drawing-room.
On looking in I found it was untenanted,
but I thouht 1 could detect the murmur
of voices proceeding from the adjoining
conservatory. With characteristic play
fulness I crept cautiously to the entrance
and peecped in.
Clare and the stranger were seated on
an oitoman with their backs turned to
ward me. But this did not pevent me
from seeing—indeed, it rather helped to
show—that Panton’s arm was round my
daughter’s waist, and that their heads
were very close to each other. Although
out of simple delight at the scene before
me I strained every nerve to hear what
they were saying, unfortunately I could
only catch an indistinct word here and
My joy at the discovery was such that
I could scareely refrain from calling out.
Only with a considerable etfort, indeed,
did Isucceed in stifling my feelings; but
wiien I again found myself safely within
the library, with no one at hand to watch
me, I feit it impossible to restrain them
I eat down in my chair and rubbed my
bands glecfully together, while as I
thought of Brown’s discomflture, peal
after peal of Jaughter followed in quick
succession. To think that I, of all peo
ple the most guileless and ingenuous,
should have outwitted this crafty
echemer! The idea was too exquisite.
When at last I had sufiiciently regained
my composure, I once more proceeded
toward the drawing room, on this occa
gion, however, being careful to give due
warning of my coming. As I expected,
on reaching the con vatory, 1 found
Clare alone on the coucn, while Panton
stood a little apart {rom her,
“Well, young folks,”’ I said, “I hope
you’ve enjoyed yourselves.”’
‘“Perfectly,” returned Panton, in &
tone conveying that for his part he could
have gone on doirg so in the same way
for some time further.
‘“And how have you amused each
other?”’ I asked.
“Ihave been teaching Miss Denby a
new game,’’ he replied.
“Ab,” I said, ‘‘and what is it?”’
“I call it ‘Question and Answer,’ and
really it’s amazingly simple, although
your daughter seemed at first to have
some difficulty in understanding it, Itis
usual for two to play, and the interest is
increased when they are of different
“Indeed,” I interrupted, placing my
hand oun Clare’s shoulder, “and what
*‘The gentleman, as a rule, begins;
although %.'ve heard of cases where the
lady has preferred to do so, something in
this manner, ‘I love you,’ he says;
‘will you be my wife?” To which she
““And has my little puss been taking
part in it?”’ I asked, looking down into
Clare’s face aflectionately.
She blushed as she answered, ‘* Yes,
crossed to where the other stood and
took his hand. “Mr. Panton,” I said,
““you bave made me very happy. I am
proud to welcome you as my son in-law.”’
“Thank’ you,”’ he replied, beginning
to laugh in his old fashion, “you are aw
fully good, By the way,” he continued,
“I ray as well set you right at once as
to a slight misconception. You scem to
have caught my name imperfectly. Itis
true that I take twe-thirds of it from
the relative who left the Wiltshire prop
erty, bnt my full title is Joseph Panton
“orown?’ I stammered, in a tone of
horror; *‘not Brown—"’
“The son of your old schoolmate —yes,
the same.”’
The blood rushed to my head, snd I
folt as if I should ehoke, as I turned
~ud to
..cge to the
. he continued,
- vne back, “it’'s well L
snould never have known
cowerful ally I bad in my future
Certainly hie mauner was offensive, but
what could I do?
Letter of John G. Whittler—Keminiscences
of the Great Struggie.
The following correspondence will ex
plain itself. Although not written for
the public, the letter of Prof. Day pos
sesses a public value, and he has con
sented to its publication with the reply of
the “Quaker Poet,”” who is known all
over the world. Wherever the English
language is spoken or read, anything
from the pen of John G. Whittier is of
interest. Noone more appropriately than
Prof. Day could write a congratulatory
letter to John G. Whittier.
Pa., DEc. 20, 1884.—70 John Greenleaf
Whittier, The Poet of Freedom—RE
SPECTED BIR: Permit me, one of the
men of colcr of the *‘Old Guard” which
labored with “The Liberty Party,” to
congratulate you upon the kindness of
our Heavenly Father, who has permitted
you to reach your 77th bicthday. It
may be interesting to you to know that
on the evening of your birthday an
niversary,at a gathering of a few friends,
all men of color, meeting without any
preconcerted arrangement, I was found
perusing & volume of your poems which
had been purchased by a t{ouug man of
oolor for a Christmas gift. I was read
ing aloud when these persons cawmne
in. The eldest, who bad lived here in
the fires of American persecution on ac
count of his color, but who has but
recentlg come from his new-found home
in the Sandwich Islands (whither he will
shortly return), begged mec to go on
reading. So after a little hesitanco I
turned back to the beginning of *‘Meassa
chusetts to Virginta,”’ and it would have
cheered your heart with another joy on
this birthday anniversary could youhave
seen the interest evinced, and heard the
expressions of gratification over the thrill
ing sentences of this one of your timely
and best voicings of the manliness
thén just growing in the hearts of the
Children of Liberty. Although the iron
manacles of American slavery are gone,
your verses will for ages to come thrill
heurts yet unborn, in the contemplation
of the wonderfnl struggle for rights and
privileges in this professedly free land.
Dear, honored John Greanleaf Whit
tier, May the Almighty God have you in
His holy keeping. Very respectifully,
Wux. Howarp Davy.
The Great Poet’s Roply
AMESBURY, Mass., Ist Mo. 8, 1885.~-
Wi, Howarp Day, 501 Briggs strect,
Harrisburg, I’a.—Dear Fricad: I have
read with interest thy kind letter, and am
glad to be tbus remembered by men of
the class for whom I labored with Garri
son and Thompson and others. Of the
sixty-three who signed the declaration of
the American Anti-Slavery society in 1833
only five or six are now living—Elizur
Wright and myself in DMassachusetts
among them.
I hope and believe that the long day of
color persecution under which you have
suffered so much is drawing to its end.
G.d hasten it !
With thanks for thy leiter, I am very
truly and faithfully thy friend,
Hs Misunderstood Her
Two young misses were passing
hurriedly along the other day through
the snow, A young fresh bappened
to be going the same way, and jast
as he reached the innocent couple he
ciught the three last words of the
sentence: “I wish it would stop its
gsnowing.” As he did not bave an
umbrella like they had, he took it
for an “invita” to join them. Ao
cordingly he stepped politely under.
Of course such an unexpected visitor
was warmly received. and he on find
ing himsel in the snow coolly excused
Mcody and the Colored People.
WasnoixaroN, Jan. 15.—Evangel
ist Moody will begin a series of nine
meetings in the Congregational
church bere to morrow. The colored
people are angry at the fact that they
have been forbidden to attend the
eight meetings for whites exclu
sively, and that only one meeting
will be held for blacks. The Rev.
Dr. Sunderland has expressed his
disapproval of Mr. Moody’s course,
aad the colored preachers are vigor
ously talking on subjects of caste
and race prejudice.
Wilmington ‘‘Star:'’ It is hard to see
where the satisfaction comes in when for
revenge you hold your neighbor’s dog
around a cold corner to freeze it to death.
N. Y. “Graphic:” ‘Do you like her
singing?”’ “No.” ‘“Why not? She isa
very finished artiste.”” “That’s just the
trouble. She was finished about twenty
years ago.”’
Arkansaw “Traveller:” It am de walk
o’er man dat s’iles his character. No
matter how clean er rooster may be, let
him follow er duck all day an’ at night
he’ll be muddy.
Boston ““Transcript:'” A brute ofa
man at our elbow suggested that they
call the upper row at the theater, the
tamily circle, because it iathe last place
a man ever thinks of going to.
N. Y. “Life:” Young hostess, in full
evening dress: ‘‘Good bye, Mr. Can
dour, I'm so sorry I’ve not seen more of
you.”” Mr. Candour: ‘Modesty for
bids me saying the same to you, Mrs.
Follibud.”’ B
“Peck’s Sun:’ One of Wagner’s
compositions is called ‘‘Gotterdamme
rung,’ and it is said that several persons
have become insane listening to it. Ifit
means what it sounds like, nobody can
be blamed at getting mad.
“What's in a name 7"’ the poet asks,
Referring to a rose;
To answer this the mind ne’'er tasks,
If kean of scent’s the nose.
Fer though some Congressmen may elaim
1 hey only drizk *‘cold tea,”
Yet there's a myst'ry in the name
To which there is a “key "’
R gl -N. ¥, Tribune.
“Puck :”” “Thomas A Hendricks can
eat a railroad-restaurant pie in four min
utes.” That’s all right. A railroad-res
taurant pie is something a sensible man
doesn’t careto linger over any longer than
is absolutely necessary.
“The J udge "’ Theatrical managers
are endowed with rare meers. For in
stances, they can crowd more performers
on a single 3 by 5 feet poster, than they
can possibly get together ona 40 by 50
foot stage. This is genius.
Detroit “Free Press.” “Don’t you
skate, Mrs. B—?"" “No I'm only look
ing on.”” “Ever tried to skate? You'll
enjoy it when you once learn.” “Ob, I
take lessons at home. I roll down the
basement stairs every day.”’
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ies at the vory lowest prices, go to
the City Grocery. Remember the
Coffee and Teis you get tnerc eare
strictjy pure. There Coffees are frcsh
roasted daily, having a eapacity of
roasting threee thousand pounds a
day. Their stock of Nuts, Iraits,
&c., is the largest in the city. Goods
promptly delivered. Orders sent by
mail or telephone will have prompt
HOLIDAY 60005,
Weill's Drug Store ¢
Because it i 3 the BEST plaas to get pre
soriptions filled, Also, for
Pure Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Med
icines, Choice Perfumeries, Toilet
Articles, &e.
Diamond Corn Cure, :
Little Giant Vegetable Pills,
Balsamic Cough Syrup
and Sweedish Bitters
are meoting with large sales, Try them.
for bolling Soap, SIX cents a pound.
&%~ Our prices are to suit the times, “E@
The Reliable Druggist,
Send six eents for postage, and
receive free free, a costly box of
g&oods which will hel?1 you to more
money right away than unythinfi
olse in the world. All, of either sex, succee
from first hour. The broad road to fortune opens
befure the workers, absolutely sure. At once
address. Truk & Co.. Agusta, Maine,
The fi‘n;st‘ aésortment Aof
' d
Holiday Sweetmeats
Selected Groceries
Special selections of Staple Gro.
ceries for the Holidays. Nuts, Rai
sins, Evaporated Fruits and Choice
Canned Goods.
in presents given away. “end us
5 eents postage, and by mail you
will get free a packageo of goods of
, large value, that will start you in
work that will at once bring you in money faster
than anything else in America. Al!l about the
$200,000 in presents with each box. Agents
wanted everywhere, of either sex, of all azes,
for all the time, or zpare time only, to work for
us at theirown homes. Fortunes tor all workers
absolutely assured. Don’t delay. H. HALLETT
& Co., Portland, Maine.
Tollet and Fancy Articlas for tho
GrocerydsProvision Store
122 Adams St., Steelton, Pa.
C 0A L o
lor Family Use
Pricss, $5.25, $4.75 and $4.00.
Honest quantity, Good (Emlity
Sceecrree and pay for the Jotr~
The very best make of
Square and Upright
Sheet Music and Musical
Musical Toys, Boxes, Towers,
Games, Tops, Magic Lant
erns, Steroscopes and
Views, lftc.
Fing Gtationsry and Pancy Goods,
310 Broad S, Harrisburg, Pa.
and $4.78 and $5.98
Briggs St., near P. R. R.
Cor. Third and Market Sts.
The largest and hnest stock of
Watches, Diamonds,
Jewelry, Silverware
and Fancy Goods
inthe City,
sty T i
The Lowest Prices.
No. 7 Market Square,
Harrishurg, Pa,
Cor. Second and Walnut Sts.
$ 9
Shigler’s Crocery
2d and Walnut sts,
Dealers in
Fit ocai, Proviions and Pl
100 WhOCErIE, FoTisions and il
Families supplied in quantities at
wholesale rates. None but strictly
pure goods sold. The world famous
Pillsbury Mioneapolis Flour, Paxton
and Steelton Mills Flour, Farinaceoas
Goods and all kinds of Food Pro
ducts. Your patronage solicted.
Telephone communication.
for working people. Sends 10 cents post
age and we will mail you free, a royal
valuable sample box of goods that will
Fua 'you in the way of maklng more
money in a few days than you ever thought pos
gible at any business, Capital not required.
You can live at home and work in spare time
only, or ali the sime. Al! of both sexes, of all
ages, grandly successful. 50cents to $5 easily
carned every evening. Thatall who want work
may test the business, we make this unparallel.
ed offer: To all who are net well satisfied wo
will send #1 to pay for the treuble of wrmnglu.
Full particulars, directions, cot., sent free, Im
mense my abloiutoly sure for a'l who start at
onee. n't delay, “Address STiNSoN & Op,
Portlane, Maine,

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