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THE WORTHINGTON ADVANGL
ROBKBT MCCUNJC, Editor and Publlshai
OBTHIK GTON, Noble* Co., MINN
A Sanskrit Vkbltt
holy hermit rescued once a mouse
A savaate mrd had seized upon for prey.
And kept the little rodent in his house,
And fed it from hi* table day by day.
8ooa seeing how a oat the mouse distressed.
And moved In pity for his pet thereat.
The saint, with power of miracles pos
Transformed his protege Into a cat.
But now the mouse, or rather cat Instead,
Of every cur was quite as much afraid.
Whereon the saint, to end the feline's dread,
Wrought a new charm, and puss a dog was
Again his charge is filled with deep alarm.
The beasts of prey that roam the forest
Will susely some time do it cruel harm,
A further change—the dog a tiger grew.
Now hear the sequel, you, and heed It well
This CTeature with an ingrate's heart within,
O'orheard bis guardian once another tell
How he (the tiger) first a mouse had been.
Chagrined that any one his past should know,
And so give honor to his human friend,
IHe foully purposed by a sudden blow
His savior's life to take and body rend.
'"For," thought he, "if this man be only killed
'Twill stop his prating of my former state
All, too, will be with fear and reverence filled
That I should conquer one so wise and great."
With such resolves the hermit's haunt he
Draw near to spring, when, warned through
His master read the truth, and quick as
The thankless tiger was a mouse once mora
A noble moral, easily construed,
Lies 'neath this story's superficial sense—
What viler is than base ingratitude,
Or surer of a speedy recompense?
—Rev. P. B. Strong, in Golden Days.
THE SURPRISE PARTY.
How Pun kin Hollow"
It was ft fine morning in early Octo
ber, and tbe flildreth yard had been
full of children. Now it was deserted,
ibut the muffled sound of a hammer com
ing from the "cob stairs" told where
'they had gone. Crack, crack, went tbe
butternuts, yet the pile on the corner
never seemed to get low, though so
much cracking was done every year.
"I tell you what let's do—let's get
up something—a circus, or race," said
"Oh! no," answered Fred, "I think
we had better give a performance."
"Well, Polly and 1 won't go one step
to it, will we Polly?" said Betty, "be
cause a party is the very best thing to
have, isn't it, Polly?"
"Yes, a party, a par«.y!" screamed
"Pooh! boysdon't care about parties,"
"Yes they do too, sometimes," replied
**Yes they do.'*
And Harry and Fred and Betty began
to look rather excited.
"Don't pet into a broom, don't get
into a broom," said little Polly, who had
•heard her father sny "Don't get into a
brash over it," when his men were dis
puting over their work.
"Oh! Polly, "a broom,'don't get into a
broom!" roared Harry, and the boys,
shouting and laughing, rolled over and
over down the pile of cobs.
"After all a party might be some fun,"
"Yes, indeed it would," said Betty.
"I mean a real grown-up one. I heard
mamma say before she went that she
had got to have a tea party, and get it
off her mind, before Thanksgiving. I
presume it would be a relief to her if
we had it during her absience."
And Betty, who was fond of using
long words, leaned back in the old, one
armed rocking-chair with quite a grown
up look. "\cs, let's have it a s'prise
"I say, Fred, that would be jolly,"
and Harry wno and sat down by the
tolock and began to crack again.
"Whom shall we invite, that's the
next question," said Fred "there'll
have to be lots here—let's have a regu
lar jam and—*
"Oh, yes, do, raspberry jam and cocoa
nut cake and fritters," began Polly, who
was fond of these things.
"Oh Polly, do stop, we haven't got to
the supper part yet."
"No, indeed," said Fred, "we must
plan it all out first."
"Well, you said some jam yourself,
and I guess I can plan cake and frit
"Polly, if you don't stop talking and
let us make out a list, you shall go
right straight home this minute," and
as Harry looked decided, Polly kept still
"Of course we must invite all the
neighbors," said Betty. "Your family
would all come, wouldn't they?"
"Why of course," answered Harry,
"we are the nearest neighbors of all—
we could come right through the corn
''Well! Harry Andrews, that would be
great," said Polly. "1 guess we shan't
come squeezing through that hole, in
all our best clothes. I shall wear my
•very best sash and I shall come round
by the street, and 1 shall go right up to
the front door and ring the bel!, and I
shall say: 'Are the ladies at home?*
and at the thought of all this elegance
Polly began to walk across tbe "cob
stairs" floor with her toes turned out and
•'wig-wagging" her shoulders.
"Polly feels proud now, I s'pose,
said Betty. "See her wag."
"Come back here, Polly, and you may
fcelp plan," and Fred mored along so
'Polly could sit beside hirr., for he was
afraid from Betty's looks that she and
Polly would soon begin to quarrel.
"We must ask the minister an old Mrs.
Crump and Captain Jennifer and Mrs.
"She won't bring any thing," put in
"Neyer mind," answered Fred, "we
shall have to ask her, and the Gibbons
girls, and Jane Maria Gray and old Miss
"For mercy's sake, are you going to
invite that old cranky thing?" asked
Polly, "she don't like us one bit, and
she scolds if we so much as look at her
sweet apple tree going by. I wouldn't
ask her to a toad's party!"
"Well, Polly," said Betty, "when peo
ple have parties they have to draw
line, or else they can't draw one, I don't
know which, but I know they have to
be- very particular about it. I s'pose we
mtMf.ask Miss Hepsy, but I hope she
After awhile they concluded they had
thought of everybody, and they put on
their hats and raced down-stairs and
ont into the street and ran from house
to house and invited people. Some
looked a little surprised, for the
Hildreths never went to surprise parties
themselves. But the children seemed
•cry eager about it, so the invited
guests supposed some one had given
them leave to have such a party.
'••But isn't your mamma gone now?"
asked the doctpfs wife.
"Yes," replied Fred, "but this is" for
papa,'* and they raced off. before She
could ask any more questions.
Almost every one said they would
come even Miss Hepsy, though she did
dislike children so much. "1 'spose you
expect folks to bring something, don't)
you?" and Miss Hepsy shut up one eye
and looked' at thein sharply with the
"Why, it's a surprise party,"said Bet
ty, "and we've never been to one, papa
doesn't know much
"No, 1 presume to say he don't,"
snapped Miss Hepsy "I never saw any
of the family who did—but I'll come,"
and she stepped back and shut the door
"There!" said Polly, "I guess we
didn't draw tbe right line after alL I
don't believe, Betty Hildreth, your
mamma ever would have invited such a
hateful squint-eyed old thing as she is,
and I told you so."
At last every one was invited. It had
occurred to the children that this party
would be a fine way to celebrate their
father's birthday, for he would be forty
to-morrow. Their mother had felt sorry
to be gone at this time, but this would
be a beautiful way to surprise him.
They said nothing of their plan to
Miss Nancy, a distant relative who was
staying with them. But they coaxed
Jane to make a nice cocoanut cake and.a
sponge cake with a hole in the middle
of it, and she promised them rolls and a
large plate of gooseberry tarts.
"Oht it will be fine, won't it?" said
"I hope so," replied Fred, who already
began to feel some misgivings.
The next day was warm and bright,
and the children had a busy time, for
they were making jack o' lanterns
with which to decorate the yard. "Of
course we must have it gay," said Polly,
so they worked and cut and scraped
away on the pumpkins.till their hands
were nearly blistered. They did this
work out behind the new shed under an
apple tree. By afternoon an enormous
pile of seeds lay on the ground and the
grinning jack o-' lanterns were set up in
a row to wait till the evening festivities
began. The little girls were much
pleased at the great quantities of pump»
kins. "Why, boys, where did you got
so many? We didn't know there were
so many in the pasture-lot," they cried.
"Never mind where they came from—
boys can always And pumpkins," said
Fred and Harry, as they came hurrying
along, trundling the wheel-barrow
piled high with the shining yellow
balls. "1 don't believe we had better
find any more, though," said Harry, in
a low tone, "or the old dame will catch
us surely. I saw her oldT sun-bonnet
come flying out of the shed just as I got
over the fence." At last the lanterns
were done and the children waited for
evening to come and the party to begfti.
It grew dark early and the shades
were all drawn and Mr. Hildreth sat
reading the paper and Miss Nancy, who
was hard of hearing, sat knitting on a
dark-blue sock. Tbe children slipped
out and with the help of Hiram, the
hired man, who was let into the secret,
they lighted those gorgeous jack
o'lanterns! There were eighty in all
set about all over the yard, wherever a
post could be put firmly to hold one,
and forty seed oucumbers adorned the
front fence, stuck in between the pick
ets. The children thought they never
had seen such beautiful decorations be
At seven o'clock the bell began to
ring and the guests began to arrive.
They came by twos and threes, and fin
ally by sixes and sevens. Mr. Hil
dreth greeted them with politeness, but
after awhile no words could express his
astonishment. Betty and Fred were
dancing about, and Polly and Harry
through the rooms with
delight. Mr. Hildreth began to fool as
if the very foundations of his house
were being torn up he had palled up a
curtain and looked out and seen the
jack o'lanterns and then ho felt as if
he were suddenly growing crazy, fie
stormed out into the dining-room.
"Nancy! Nancy!" he called, "where
are you, Nancy? why don't you come and
help me receive these idiots, Nancy!"
"Well I ain't dee/.i" replied Miss
Nancy, slowly, as she came out from her
bedroom where she had slipped away to
change her cap and they went bask to
the parlor and Mr. Hildreth made up
bis mind that it was a party and he
had got to be in it. And the people
kept coming, bringing plates and bas
kets, while Jane was going round, and
round the kitchen, declaring that she
was distracted and that everybody's
dishes were getting mixed up.
The two Misses Brownlow came in,
bringing a filigree basket filled with
tissue paper, and nine little cakes, with
very crispy edges and very thin frost
ing. "Dear Mr. Hildnstb," they said,
"we are 80 glad to come and celebrate
your natal day," and they held out the
little filigree basket, and Miss Euphe
mia crooked her little finger out over
the handle, as she said: "Not more
than the Muses nor less than the Graces,
And then Mr. Hildreth felt certain
that he was going mad. And the Brown
lows tiptoed across the room and sit
down just as Miss Hepsy came in.
"I did intend to bring a good-sized
pumpkin pie with me," was her first re
mark, "but I was prevented by cireum
And at this Captain Jennifer, who was
playing cribbage with Miss Flutter
bucket, laughed so hard that he shook
all the pins out of the board and they
had to begin over again.
The' Gibbons girls brought over their
backgammon board and "Authors," and
the people played games and laughed
and chatted all the evening.
Tbe doctor's wife knew at once how
this party had been arranged as soon as
she got there and saw the jack o'lan
ternsi So she went right upstairs and
found a laree white apron and put it on
and came down and set the table and
cut cakes, and spread biscuits and by
nine o'clook supper was ready. And if
you had seen the gallons of coffee and
quarts of cream disappear, 1 think you
would have been surprised too.
By eleven o'clock the party was over
and the lights were most Of them out
Mr. Hildreth sat before the fire in the
Betty and Fred crept in, and Fred
said "good-night, papa," and Betty re
peated "good-night, papa," and then
their father looked at them very sober
ly a minute, and this is what he said:
"If you eter, as long as you live, do such
a thing as this again, I shall punish you
in away you little think ofP*
And then he covered the lower part
of his face with his hand and looked
into the fire, and the children wondered
what he saw, for he did not look up
The next morning Hiram got up very
early and fed all the seeds to the pigs
and then he loaded all tbe jack o'lan
terns into the blue lumber wagon and
carried them off. And he rode, and he
rode, oyer the river, and through the
woods, and when he bad' passed the
the great oak tree by the. cross-roads,
he got out and dug a large hole, and
then he rolled the jack o'lanterns in
and buried them.
And to this day there is- a certain
place in Franklin County called "Pun
kin Hollow," and this was how the
name originated. Helen Sheldon
Wells, in Springfield (Mass.) Bepub
A itttlo Secret.
Cumso—I always go into a restaurant
and get a lunch when I happen to get
caught in a shower.
Banks—That is strange. Why do you
Cumso—Because there are umbrellas
standing in the corners of restaurants
almost all the time.—Munsey's Weekly.
PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. YT
—Fooling with dynamit1 is getting to
be nearly as dangerous as trying, to
thrash an editor.—Ram's Horn.
—The way to do any thing that is
bard to do, is to roll up your sleeves and
go right at it—Ram's Horn.
—A level surface is flat, but there is a
distinction between a level-headed man
and a flat-headed one. Pittsburgh
—Whangle—"So Peck is dead, is he?
What were the old fellow's last words?"
Tangle—"He didn't have any. His wife
was with him when he died." Boston
you please carry this demijohn to my
house, Jackson?" "Certainly, if there's
in it "—Yankee Blade.
—The world rarely praises a man un
til after he dies." Fellows—"Generally
that's about all the world oan find to
praise him for."—Epoch.
—There is joy in heaven when a prodi
gal returns, but "Didn't I tell you so?"
is tbe universal cry on earth when a
?ood man goes wrong.—Ram's Horn.
"O, John, I've lost the diamond out
of my engagement ring." "That's all
right so long as you didn't lose the ring
itself. It's gold, you know."—Philadel
—Husband—"Is this canned chicken
or canned lobster, Ethel?" Wife—"I
ion't know, John. The label had been
torn off the can before I opened it"
—He (looking dreamily into his cup)
—"What's this—a miracle?" She (indig
nantly)—"Why, no that's coffee, and
(food coffee, too!" He—"Well, isn't that
a miracle?"—Pittsburgh Chronicle.
—"I have met the best tennis players
in the land, but I've never been beaten.'
"How wonderful! Why don't you enter
the tournament?" "I never play."—
—To lubricate bis words.—Miss De
Gimp (looking through the samples of
a drummer for a material house)—
"What do you carry this little oil can
for?" The Drummer—"I wear that under
my tongue when I tackle a rough cus
—It is said to have been discovered by
science that the wind always moves in
a circle, but no explanation has been
made as to how it happens that when
the playful zephyrs seize hold of a man's
bat they always make a straight shoot
for the nearest mudpuddle. Ram's
—Wife (revisiting the scene of her
betrothal)—"I remember, Algernon, so
well when you proposed to me. How
painfully embarassed you were!" Alger
non—"Yes, dear and I remember so
well how kind and encouraging you
were, and bow very easy you made it
for me, eitor all."—Harper's Bazar.
—The Change of Styles.—Mrs. Cumso
—"Fashions make great changes in our
hired girls. I used to be greatly both
ered by my servants borrowing my
dresses." Mrs. Banks—"And don't they
still trouble you?" Mrs. Cumso—"O,
no. It is my husband that is in for it
now. They borrow his clothes."—
—Wise—"Why do you always carry
two cigar-cases?" "Well, you see, the
black one is for those I smoke myself,
and in the red one I carry those I give
to my friends wtio have forgotten theirs,
and I find that they are not very apt to
io that the second time when they are
3oming to my house."—Fliegondo Blat
--First Citizen—"No, sir I'll never
give my vote to Brass. If all reports
are true he has actually paid money for
votes." Second Ditto—"You don't mean
it but whom can we vote for?*'
"There's Smart" "Yes, but he's an
ignoramus and his reputation's none of
of the sweetest" "Granted. But Smart
has given our church $100 and has
promised to double it next month."
"So? Well, I guess on the whole we'd
better support Smart .Anyhow, I can't
vote for Brass. I detest bribery and re
fuse to encourage it"—Boston Tran
YOUR OWN HOUSE.
Suggestions for Inrfaslrlona Wage-Work*
There is no end of "plans of lots espe
cially adapted to the convenience of
workingmen" for sale in and about
Pittsburgh, and there is a big demand
for such lots. The syndicate of specu
lators buy 10 acres, say at 31,000 an acre,
cut each acre up into 16 lots and retail
them at from $250 to $400 a lot This
gives them about- $4,800 for each acre,
and it may cost $800 an acre for expenses,
leaving the enterprising speculators
a clear $3,000 or 300 per cent on the ad
venture. Mayhap the speculator is
worthy of his hire, but there is biblical
authority for asserting positively that
the laborer is thus worthy, and logically
be is entitled to have this hire economi
If instead of 16 workmen buying lots
equal to one acre from speculators,
these 16 were to form a little syndicate
of their own and put up $4,800, they
sould buy two acres for $2,000, thus
giving them double the area in each lot
that the speculators would sell them,
and expend the balance so as to have
roadways, board-walk, fencing and other
Improvements. Men who have the good
sense to save money to build, their own
homes should exercise this sense a little
further and do as is suggested in tbe
Money invested in this way is as well
invested as in a savings bank, and prom
ises much largest interest in case some
time hereafter one may desire to sell
out For don't you see each man would
have the advantage of a low price for
his real estate. The 16 with whom we
illustrate this plan would have a clean
profit in their two acres of $7,600 or $475
each as compared with what others pay
veal estate speculators. This is a pretty
good margin to start off with, and would
certainly assure the individual against
loss if he wished to sell.—National
Eels Stopped tho'MllL
Mud Creek, the outlet of Lake Lamo
ka, on top of the high hills east of
HammondBport furnishes water power
to Jesse Munson's saw-mill. Lake La
moka is famous for its eels. A few
days ago the water being turned on full
head at the mill, which was in opera
tion, the waterwheel suddenly ceased
to go round. The saws all stopped, and
the sawyer went to see what the trouble
was. He saw a sight that staggered
him. Every bucket of the wheel, and
wherever there was space between the
paddles, was iammed full to overflowing
with a writhing mass of eels. The fish
had come down the stream in such num
bers that they choked the passage.
Tbej were packed in the wheel so com
pactly that they had to be chopped out
with axes from the buckets. Nine hun
dred vols were removed from the wheel
before operation at the mill could be re
sumed. This is the third time in the
history of this mill that it has been
shut down by eels in the same way.—
Hammondsport (N. Y.) Letter.
He Hadn't Don* It.
Indifferent Portrait Painter (to blunt
friend)—Isuppoee I break a Bible com
mandment every day.
Blunt Friend—What commandment
"That which we find in Exodus:
*Tboa shall not make unto thee any
graven image, or any likeness, etc.'"
"When did you ever make any like*
THE FARMING WORLD.
SELLING TO ADVANTAGE.
It Oft«» Constats la the Tasty aad AS*
traetiv* Way Article Is Pot Up,
In October of last year I passed by
rail through the State of New York.
The night train on which I traveled
reached Syracuse in. time for breakfast
for which purpose a halt of twenty min
utes was made. At. the station there
was exposed on the fruit stand to tempt
the eyes of passengers a large stock of
grapes done .up' in packages more at
tractively than any thing in this-line I
ever before had met
The grapes were of several kinds, in
cluding dark and light ones, of which
the latter were beautiful golden Niag
aras. They were done up in.light, white
wooden boxes of the style and size
in the sketch, and wbioh had conven
ient wire handles for carrying. The
lid slid in from one side, and on this
was pasted the white paper label, which
I removed ftom a box there purchased,
and this I mail to you (engraving an
nexed). The box itself was lined with
white paper, the parts that lapped over
the top of the fruit being ornamentally
perforated, like tbe papers often used
in boxes of confectionery.
As the description on the label indi
cates the fruit was of the choicest qual
ity, and, being done^up so handsomely, it
was a sight to tempt many buyers.
Dozens of the boxes were sold at seven
flve cents apiece, and as they held, 1
think, flve pounds of fruit each, it is
IFOODEN BOX USED IS MABKETIXO OB APES
slear that it made handsome returns to
the grower and the enterprising com
pany that hit upon this excellent plan
of disposing of fruit The display of
fruit was as pretty and tempting A sight
as weary travelers oould desire to meet,
and it touched the pocket-book quickly.
have no doubt that to train-load after
train-load of people, the sale of these
boxes day by day, at tbe Syracuse sta
tion was very large.
Why is not this method of putting up
choice fruit to attract buyers most com
mendable? It appeals to the sense of
sight as well as to tbe palate and this
is proper. The public pay the florists
hundreds of thousands of doHars in the
larger cities every year for cut flowers
for beauty chiefly. Fine fruit combines
both beauty and usefulness as food.
The salesman who so presents his pro
duct that both of these qualities have
due weight in influencing buyers, will
be greatly the gainer thereby.—Popu
ONION seed, says the Michigan Farm
er, may be sown this fall late on well
prepared ground, to start and begin
profit-making with the late winter sun
shine and long before severe frosts are
over or weeds awake to business. Selects
piece of warm, light soil protected by
woods, walls or fences plow into it a
covering of three or four inches of horse
manure. After turning each fur
row stand in it a row of scullion
onions, not more than one inch apart
they will make bottom all winter and
sell rapidly as a relish weeks before
other truck is ready.
THE Country Gentleman says: "There
are some advantages in training cur
rant bushes to a single stem at the
the ground. They are more easily cul
tivated and kept clean and they have a
neater appearance. Such bushes are
easily raised by rubbing off all the buds
from the lower part of the cutting when
it is planted, or all of which will be be
low the surfaoe of the earth. But as
good crops of fine fruit may be had
from bushes which have several stems,
provided they are pruned, kept suffi
ciently clear of old wood, and are well
manured and cultivated and kept
failure of the apple crop is a ca
lamity which affects many lines of busi
ness, says the Michigan Farmer. Not
only must fruit-growers stand a heavy
loss, but canning and evaporating es
tablishments will stand idle, and thou
sands of men, women and children will
miss the employment which these insti
tutions would have given them. There
will be no call for fruit barrels and
many other fruit packages, and the men
who make them will have no trade. In
short there will be a stagnancy in the
.fruit trade such as has not been experi
enced in along time, if ever. The ex
port business also must of course cease.
claims that burning over
old strawberry beds saves half the hoe
ing the plants on a burnt bed grow
with more vigor leaf-blight or rust will
be prevented, at least to some extent
insects and their eggs will be destroyed
and tbe clearing off of the mulch and
weeds by fire is alone benefit enough, in
bis opinion, to make it the best plan he
knows of. He adds: In heavy soils
the ground gets very hard from being
tramped over by the pickers, and burn
ing the mulch will make such soils
"mellow up" easily under the cultivator
and retain moisture much longer if not
so treated. Why it is so I can not say,
but I know from experience that thi»is
It Is Practical and Docs the Work Rapid
ly and Well.
After the years of patient experiment,
one of my townsmen, Mr. DuBois, has
perfected the ditching plow. It does
away with the tedious job of opening
by hand trenches in stony soil, horse
power being successfully employed in
stead. It can be made by aR black
smiths. The beam is movable, and hung
on a hinge between the side pieces near
the point As the ditch deepens, the
beam rises automatically, as shown by
the dotted line. The ditcher has no
mold-board nor broadside. It is narrow,
the point sharpened steel, and it easily
enters hardpan or stony ground.
The handles and side pieces form a
lever. The arc of the side pieces at A
is. a fulcrum, and when the point passes
under a fixed stone, the plowman has a
powerful leverage to throw it out of its
bed. The ditcher requires a draft about
equal to that of a common plow in sod
ground. In operating it an ordinary
plow is run on the line of the proposed
ditch, throwing out one furrow. The
ditcher then goes three "bouts," when
the loose earth must be thrown out and
another three bouts completes the
loosening to tbe depth of three feet or
moreif desired. One team and two men
can loosen the earth for a tile ditch
three feet deep and a mile long in ten
hours. If one desires to know how
much labor it saves, he needs but to
answer the question, bow long would it
take a man to do the same work with a
hand-pick? The ditcher can be made
useful where any earth is to be ex
cavated In large cellars a team may
be employed. It will break up hard
roads and is useful on exeaVations os
public works.—Farm and Home.
A GREAT SHIP'S STORE&
•l*a*es Km the Steward's Department
ta a Transatlantic Raear.
In the busy season an ooean grey
hound carries about 650 first eabin, '850
•econd cabin, and 650 steerage passen
gers. There are 400- in the ship's com
pany, including doctors, printers, boiler
makers, six bakers, three butchers, sev
snteen cooks,. hydraulio, electrical, and
other engineera to tbe number of thirty
two^ 148 stewarda, and eight steward
asses. So there may be about 1,850
Notwithstanding the fact that many
of the passengers are seasick from the
time they pass Sandy Hook until Fast
net is sighted, they manage to consume
In one trip something like 13,000 pounds
of fresh beef,
pounds of corned
beef. 4,000 pounds of mutton, 1,000
pounds of lamb,
pounds of veal and
pork, 15,000 pounds of bacon, 500 pounds
of liver, tripe and sausages, 900 hams,
800 pounds of fish, 20,000 eggs, 17 tonsof
potatoes, 8 tons of other vegetables, 8,
800 pounds of butter, 800 pounds of
eheese, 000 pounds ef coffee, 850 pounds
of tea, 100 pounds of icing sugar, 150
pounds of powdered sugar, 870 pounds of
pounds of moist sugar,
700 pounds of salt 200 pounds of nuts,
pounds of dried fruit
apples, 8,600 lemons, 20 cases of oranges
—and other green fruit in season—800
bottles of pickles, 150 bottles of ketch
up, sauce and horse radish, and 150 cans
There are also quantities of poultry,
oysters, sardines, canned vegetables and
soups, vinegar, pepper, mustard, curry,
rice, tapioca, sago, hominy, oatmeal,
molasses, condensed milk, •tinned'*
Boston beans, confectionery and ice
cream. Fifty pounds of ice-cream are
served at a single meal in the first
Thirty tons of ioe are required to keep
the great store-rooms cool. Eight bar
rels of flour are used daily. The bakers
are busy from dawn of day. They make
4,000 delioious Parker House rolls for
breakfast every morning. Thirty eight
pound loaves of white bread and
Tn weight that has been hanging on the
front gate all summer w.ll now be trans,
ferred to the sofa in the parlor.—Maryland
To Dispel Colds,
Headaches and Fevers, to cleanse the sys
tem effectually, yet gently, when costive or
bilious, or when the blood is impure or
sluggish, to permanently cure habitual
constipation, to awaken the kidneys and
liver to a healthy activity without irritating
or weakening them, use Syrup of Figs.
"IT'S the tallest story 1 know," said Snip
ton. "What story is that!" said Hicks.
"The top one on the Eiffel tower."
FOB BRONCHIAL, Asthmatio and Pulmon
ary Complaints, "Brown's Bronchial Troche*"
have remarkable curative properties. Sold
only in boxes.
is more?to be desired than
a horse that can "go it"in two minutes.—
pounds of brown bread are baked each
day also pies, puddings, cakes, eta
Bight barrels of common crackers and
a hundred tins of fancy crackers, are
stowed away in the store-room, together
pounds of wine and plum cake,
net a erumb of which is left when Liver
pool is reaohed. Six thousand bottles
of ale and porter, 4,200 bottles of mineral
waters, 4,500 bottles of wine, and more
or less ardent spirits are drunk inside of
six days by the guests of this huge
floating hoteL About 3,000 cigars are
sold on board, but many more are
smoked. Two hundred pounds of toilet
soap is supplied by the steamship com
One of the odd sights to be seen on
the pier soon after the arrival of an
ocean greyhound is the great stacks of
soiled linen whiohare being assorted by
about a dozen stewards. Here is the
wash list for a single trip: Napkins,
8,800 table-cloths, 180 sheets, 8,600
pillow cases, 4,400 towels, 16,200, and
dozens of blankets and counterpanes.
Although the list is very short it re
quires four large two-horse trucks to
carry tbe wash to the laundry in Jersey
City. In less than a week it is back in
the lockers of the linen rooms, which
are in charge of a regular linen keeper.
There is no washing done abroad. Many
of the ship's company have their wash
ing done in "New York, hut the greater
number have it done in Liverpool.—N.
Dewson—Which way now, my boy?
Blithely—I'm going over to Prof. Loo
sette's to take my memory lesson. Great
thing, you know.
Dewson—I suppose so. While you arm
there, just ask the old man to punoh
you up a little on that tenner you bor
vowed last fall, will you?—Judge.
Peace on Earth.
This is once more enjoyed by the rheu
siatio wise enough to counteract their pro
gressive malady with Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters. No testimony is stronger than tbat
which Indicates it as a source of relief in
this complaint. It is also eminently effect
ive as a treatment for kidney trouble, dys
pepsia, debility, liver complaint and consti
pation. Use it with persistence for the
Is Hale's Honey of Horehound and *Tar.
Pike's Toothache Drops cure in one minute.
"Is TBE swimming teacher busy!" "Yes,
ma'aoi he's immersed in his business Just
WKSN you sink into a reverie you are
merely buried in thought—Pittsburgh Dis
ANT one can take Carter's Little Liver
Pills, they are so very small. No trouble to
awailow. No pain or griping after taking.
BTIUNOB it is that when the moon loses
his last quarter, he gets fulL—Boston Her
BBONCHITIS is cured by frequent small
doees of Piso's Cure for Consumption.
WKBN you want to get a bovto like work
you must call it play.—Ram's Horn.
We'll write it down till
everybody sees it
Till everybody is sick of
Till everybody knows it
without seeing it—
that Dr. Sage's Catarrh Rem
edy cures the worst cases of
chronic catarrh in the Head,
catarrhal headache, and cold
in the head."
In perfect faith, its makers,
the World's Dispensary Med
ical Association of Buffalo,
N. Ym offers to pay
Now if the conditions were
reversed—if they asked you to
for a positive cure
you might hesitate. Here are
reputable men, with years of
honorable dealing thousands
of dollars and a great name
back of them and they say—
We can cure you because
we've cured thousands like
you—if we can't we'll .pay
Q0LP MEDAL, PABIG, 1878.
W. BAKER & CO.'S
i* is ooUM*.
sis te ptepsndioa. It has
aims Mmm Si Sail! of
Cocoa mind with Starch, Anowraot
or Sugar, and la thtrefors far mora
tttHng Iftt AMI im mn!
cwyi It ia daUdoua, nonrishlsf,
rtreuftheninc, Btsu DlOXSrin,
and admirably adspeed fc» lavaUda
aa wall se fccprsons ia haa 1th
Sold by Grocers wwywlwrfc
ft CO* DoroEeitez. Man.
A BIG FLOOD.
Tha only H&nm flat will «ct a maa who vaaro a
•"Fbh Brmad &fckcr, ia a flood bat crcm thm
hs mast be lmuw water. This slstcaasat
The Companion Calendar
Monday for Health,
Tuesday for Wealth,
Wednesday the Beat Day of All
Thuraday for Isaacs,
Friday for Crosses,
Saturday No Luck at All,
Sunday the Day that is Blest
With Heavenly Peace and Rest.
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selected from nearly Two Thousand received in the Prize Competition. It ia coneidered
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Offer to New Subscribers.
This Calendar will be seat to each New Babscrtber whe WILL CUT
OUT and send as this advertisement, with Si.75 for a year's snbeertpriea.
The Yoatb's Companion will be mailed from tbe time that the sabecriptlaa
is received to January, 1801, FREE, aad'for a fall year from tbat date.
21Toother weekly paper givet to targe a variety of entertaining reading at to tow a prioe.
Double Holiday Numbers— Illustrated Weekly Supplements.
YOUTH'S COMPANION, Boston, Mass.
Send Check, Pott-office Order or Regitterti Letter.
EVERY WATERPROOF COLLAR
THAT CAN BE RELIED ON
Not tO Sl3lltg
Not to 'niHooior
BEARS THIS MARK.
NEEDS NO LAUNDERING. OAN BE WIPED CLEAN IN A MOMENT.
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or Did TO* read ear Bltt AdverUaemeat •faWrSTtw* miXTZAt
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parte of the globe. Proepeetaarosz
van, sent on spplicstioii to Pro.
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any one suffering from chronic
catarrh in die head whom
they cannot cure.
for the knowledge
that there's one whom we
They believe in themselves.
Isn't it worth a trial? Isn't
any trial preferable to catarrh?
A* tan—IWa mm* *»wa a«ws "ana essam
or tear, is
Strang, bat a cost that will stand a tee
storm without leafcaag. and wdl'
•an to ill tha balk TThs sdiitii
that coats 1M and wws loafer than any ether
watwpraoi coat HaMM oaet If not, why de
yoo wait nntil it nina? 3ud everywhere. Bey it
aow. It isagraat aaistakatowak autil it nina to
boy a watcrpaool coal. Tbat'
Bs aars the
the dealer has adaaa.fresh stock.
cost is aUmperl with the "Fiah Brand" Trade
Mark, and jo* Will ]pt (he beat
e»er made. Dooft accept any ia
yon can hare tko" Fiah Brand S __
without extra coat PaitfcaSars aad maatiau*
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tW W* ref&r to any Mercantile Agency in tha u. 8., or to any Cleveland Bank or Buslnees Stan. wl
THE BURROWS BROTHERS CO.,
Beat Cough Medicine. Recommended by Physiciana.
fails. Pleasant and agreeable to the
Cures where all else
taste. Children take it without objection. By droKBiata.
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For Reading Clubs, for Amateur
Theatrical Face Preparation*. Jarley-a Va Works.
Wiga, Beards, Mouatachea, Coetuma*. Charadea and
'Scenery. Naw talc«ne« entFRKg fRJEI!
lnlns many noveltlea, full description and prices.
utiTruitsou*aoN, aa vr.»sdeu,».T.
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united States. tW 8e«
before yos buy.
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'RAMS THIS RIRTMILLMJAAAK
send It free
ARCTIC. Extra heavy,
for rough usage. Wears till
you're tired of it. Don't buy S
spoor Arctic. Poorest invest- 2
ment you can make. Buy the
best. See that it is stamped
Send fcr Catalocaa. 8
WOONSOCKET RCBBEB CO. 5
sent os by mail, we will
deliver, free of all charges, to any person la
the United States, all tbe following articles
carefully packed In a neat box:
One two oanes bottle of Pars Vaseline. lOcts.
Oae two oane* bottle Vaseline Posaade, IS
One Jar of VaaeUne Cold Crsam IS
On* cake or Vaaellns Csmpbor lee. IB
On* oak* of Taaeiine 8oep, nnseented... 10
Oae oak* of Vaseline Soap, aoeoted.......
Oae two oases bottle of White Vaseline 2&
Or for stamps any sinirie article at the prto*.
If yon have occasion to use Vaseline la any
form be caretul to aeeept only genuine goods
put up by us in original packages,
many druggists are trying to persuade buyers
persuasion, as the art!
Ae result you expect. A bottle of B^ue
Vaseline is sold by all druggists at ten centsu
Chesebieesh ITf'g. Co., C4 Stats St., KswTsck.
ASELINE put op by them. Never
eld to persuasion, as the article is aa
without value, aad will not
GREED OF GAIN
aad thirst for plsasoiWk Tha ruling paaslM
•f h«»wa nimUy.lB graspinganor rleh
hrate is taxed, tbe nervous system
ffohjed. fa dtepnrsnltof pleasurothobodr
Is tortured by fashion's despotic sway tha
•Mrs designed for ropeae are devoted toe*.
Mastin* revelry the stomaeh la rnthlsaalT
Imneseff npast wore water, the satsrd
orink tor au erervod beluga, fta tenoawd. and
liquid lire is substituted nntil, erowe an
•wareafltdliaaiihasfaadIts iron grasp
means. Then we look for the "remedy."
_To tha victim of theeofollies,*aaomxaend
l»r. TntfS liver pills. They stimulate the
liver, strengthen the nerres, restore the as
frettto and bnlld^p the dohllltatod body.
Tntt's Liver Pills
HAKE A VIGOROUS BODY.
Price, 25e. Office, 39 A 41 Park Place. N. V!)
By a thorough knowledge of tbe natural laws
whloii govt-rn the operattoua of digestion and tie
trUion. and by a careful application of tbe fine
propertlea of welt-selected Cocoa. Mr. Kpne baa
rovided our breakfast tables with a delicately
beverage which may save us many avr
doctors' bills. It by the judicious u*s of suck
articles of diet tbat a constitution may be gradual.
IT built up sntil strong enough resist every ten
dency to dlaesae. Hnndredaof subtle maladtee are
floating aro-nd ua ready to attsck wherever there
Is a weak potat. We may epcape many a fatal ahafl
by keeping ourselv swell fortiSed with pare blood
and a properly nourished frame.*—*'Civil Smite
Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold
only In half-pound tins, by Grocers, labelled thus:
JAMES EPFS A
I Good Lands. Low Prices, Basy Terms, ww
Climate, Variety of Crops. aaiaaldRdwim.
LITTLE KOCK, AEKAMAS.
IC If All
?relKi. I*r*ft *r Vera.a, OMec
II I W hiira.TttACJIRNOR. UaMxriaa
w»i« rsia nrn lw wai jiwm.
•ad nigh Unfa Marat* write to (in.
KMUS, Ion inuaoi, WIS., describing
what you want and he will present
facts and figures that will convince
visit bim beforv trajiliff ftluwhere.
MIMI fBll PAfZR tiM yw«ftH,
FOB nrVXNTOBT GUXDK.
PATRICK O'FARJtELL, if?
rsns«t«r if jua a»a
THE BEST GIFT FOR TOUIG PEOPLE.
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Mailed to any address, with holiday number. Baby
land, on receipt of SOe. and this adv. U. IxrrHHop
C«- Boston. Se- next ice of the Lothrop M'imiMiiu.
••(OS BUS WNMR «SI ya«M
CT il GIARI JOHN WJiOBKSS,
blVOIUIlWaahlngton, l. C.
Sucoeeafully PROSECUTES CLAIMS,
lats Principal Zxamlr.ec V. S. Pensioa Bureau.
S yrs In last war. 1& adjudicating claims, atty tince.
SAMSTSIS r4rsa«mnia« rsamtts.
at a Bargain.
in Price County, For particulars apply to
H. B. SFMD.SaoWis.
sixty-seventh St, Knglewoodjli.
IW Send romrb sketch or rhcsii model of
Invention IMSRItlATEI.T to J, |.
30c WORTHS." SCROLL
a co., wA8Hi90ies.a. c.
sraMBiaaniat »i*j iisiymaa.
Send for our Free Ltlat
of Yaiusbls Prescriptions and
Recipes. Coats but a postal card
and may be worth a small fortune to yon. 1JOUK
RECIPK COMPANY. Box •», BDTIlIiO, N. Y.
arxus sau rArssmr usttama
la a Sympton.—not a disease.
Sufferers send for aample of new
treatment Free. Addrees N. B.
Dropsical Institute. Bsngor, Ms
A. N. —G. 1319.
WUKH WS1TUIS TO AWSS'lUUilU HI Btss
iaS r*a saw the Advertissasat Ok
An Illustrated Story for
people who "cant afford to
spend much money this year
for Christmas Presents/.
spend what little money she pos
sessed, but she was wise enough
to find away to secure, without
cost of money, a large list of
CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY, Philadelphia, Pa.
DALE could not afford to
who will mention tne paper
which this notice appears.