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DtnnT UltS fKUIVI
RESULT OF INJURIES.
Tree Fell on Him Last Thursday
Working in Sand
Rooert Berry, Jr., of Bergau Hill,
• (lied last night from tho effect of the
injury received from being struck by
a falling tree at the Smith Sand and
, Gravel banks at Choeaequake creek,
last Tlmrsdav. Mr. Berrv was ahont
thirty-fonr years of age. He worked
as laborer fonrteen years for the P.
R. R. company under Mr. Stults, who
laid him off aboot two months ago,
but was expecting to put him at work
again a9 soon as possible. Mr. Stults
felt very badly about liis sudden
SPLINTER IN FLOT.
Mi,8 Nellie Thomas Meets With Painful
Accident at Normal School.
Miss Nellie Thomas ran a largo
splinter in her foot while at Normal
school Friday. She was wnlking
through the hall and supposed I ho
splinter only entered the sole of the
shoe, but when walking she found it
caused.her pain and on taking off the
shoe discovered the splinter was in
her foot and the foot had begun to
turn black around it. Tho teacher of
physical cnlture in the school, and
who attends to scholars who meet
with accidents, took ont the splinter
and treated tho foot. It is still pain
ful, but after two days rest Miss
Thomas was t.blo to attend school
EMPLOYES GET TURKEY S.
'i'ho International Powder and Dyna
mite Company will piesent tlieir em
ployees with tnrkevs for Christmas,
Two hundred will be given out to
them on Wednesday. Onu of (lie em
ployes who resides in this borough,
says they are a fine firm to work for
and always treat their men well.
HORRIBLE WALKING. '
The walking whore there were no
pavements or sidewalks of any thing
bnt dirt, was something awfnl in the
borough Sunday. In some places the
feet of pedestians would sink over
their shoe tops. On John street a
short distance from the M. E. church
to the corner of Stevens avenne, the
sidewalk is a disgrace to the place and
whoever owns tho open lots tlierr,
ought to have pride enough to at least
make them so people could step with
out going into pools of water or sink
ing into mud every time there is
GLADDENING A HUMORIST.
When Mark Ttvnln Was In Trouble
Dan Beard l/wed to Cheer
The financial burden which Mark
Twain can led some years ago
weighed on hts mind heavily. In these
moments of desnondency. there was
one tactful friend who could make the
humorist forget his troubles. This
was Dan Reard, the artist, who illus
trated some of Twain’s books, relates
“Dan Beard, there is no tonic that
can equal the company of a cheerful
man," said the humorist, as he en
tered the artist’s studio.
“Ah, but I have such a pleasant sub
ject to work upon, that I am not in
need of either man or tonic for my
cheerfulness.” retorted the artist.
“Beg pardon, it is I that need the
tonic, and that is why I am here,”
said Twain, forlornly.
“Then allow me to prescribe a dose
of your own medicine,” and Mark was
handed a copy of his book which Beard
had been studying.
“I thank you,” replied the humor
ist, “it took me a year to get that
medicine out of my system, and I do
not propose to imbibe it again.”
A discussion of the book was fol
lowed by a hearty dinner, and Twain
left his friend having received the
cheer that lie needed.
Queered Himself Forever,
“Why is it?” he asked, “that beauti
ful women are always the most stupid?”
“Sir,” she replied, "am I to understand
that you desire to cast reflections upon
my mental capacity?”
“Oh, no," he hurridly returned; “I
have always said that you were one of
the cleverest girls I ever—”
But he didn’t finish. Before he could
do so he realized that he had said the
wrong thing, and could never make it
Unlike Moat Olliers.
“He’s a most extraordinary man.”
“In what way?”
“Why, lie’s an avowed candidate for
office just because he wants the office,
and not because he feels the necessity
of responding to public clamor that he
has spent money ami time trying to ex
cite. There aren’t many like him—in
ntnO I I LMi).
Mr. and Mrs' Charles Stratton, of
Broadway, will spenp Christmas with
their grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs.
George Lowndes of Now York city.
Mrs. Thomas Baker and Miss Ethel
Ferguson, of Broadway, will spend
Christmas with friends at Yonkers,
The light was out on Stovens ave
nue and .First street part of Sunday
Mrs. Samuel Hamilton, of Second
street was a Perth Amboy visitor
Amozi McLain Dominick, of Mata
wan, spout Saturday with his cousin,
Mrs. J. Whitworth, of Goorge street.
It is said that Charlos Clunipp, of
Broadway, has acoeptecl a position
wth Linzormyjr. butcher at Mutawnn.
Mrs. Edward Whitworth, of Broad
way, spent Thursday at Sayreville.
Miss Ella Slover, rf First street,
has retnrncd home from an extended
visit with friends at Brooklyn
Frank Applegate, of Eu you, and
Thomas Mablv, of Jersey Ci ty, were
the gnosts of Wood Applegate, of
Miss Nellie Thomas, ot Second
street, will spend Thursday at New
Frank Disbrow, of Main street,
spent Saturday in New York.
Charles Compton, of Broadway, who
was formerly with Elias Mason, furn
iture dealer, has accepted a position
with Mahoney, grocer, on Broadway.
Mrs. Peter Slover and daughter, of
Bordeutown avenue, werePirth Am
I oy visitors Saturday.
iu IriB tJUCIVHUiJ ICllillHlII
home from a few weeks visit with
fr ends at Yonkers.
Mrs. Jolin Tavlor, of Broadway,
is visiting her danghtnr, Mrs. Gi orge
Lowndes, of New York City.
George Schank, of Hasbroock
Heights, ipaut Friday and Saturday
Mrs. Emma Learned and daughter,
of Railway, will spend Christmas
with her parents iu Second street.
Miss Florence Whitworth speutj'the
pist week with her sister, Mrs. Gil
ford Cramer, of Perth Amboy.
Mrs. John Whitford, of George
street, spent Saturday evening witli
Mrs. Hilford Cramer, of Perth Am
Miss Miller, or Augusta street, was
an out of town visitor Saturday.
Mr. Edward Whitwortli,of Broad
way, spent Sunday at Perth Amboy.
Mrs.Samuel Greenleaf, of George
street, was a Perth Amboy visitor
Miss Wilhelmina Hoff, of First
street, will spend Christmas with
riends at New York and the ronain
ler of the holiday season with friends
it Iunwood on tiie Hudson.
SCHOOLS FOR OYSTERS.
London Dealer* Teach lJivnlve* t
Keep Their Shell* ( lotted TIy,ht
When Out of the Water.
“A school for oysters,” said a dealer h
fish in London’s great market for thf
tinny and crustacean tribes, “is an insti
tution that you would be positive couU
not exist, for oysters are notorious foi
tiieir stupidity. It is, however, a facl
that there arc many oyster schools
icais af-yj lci iui:i wise uou ucaiiTS uis
covered that if you take an oyster sud
denly from its subaqueous bed it open;
Its shell, whereupon the life-giving wa
ter inside it all escapes and the oystei
"But if you expose an oyster to the ail
gradually, lifting it out of the water foi
a few minutes and then returning il
again, it gradually icarns that to keej
its shell closed when out of the watei
Is the best thing for its health. These
investigators found that they could
take two oysters, one trained and one
untrained, and the trained oyster, keep
ing Its shell closed while out cf the wa
ter. would live a long time, while the un
trained one, opening its shell, would di
in a few hours. Therefore training
schools are in appearance nothing mor
than reservoirs full of water. Oyster
are put in them and the water is
drained off and then returned again. It
is kept off for a few minutes at first
then for ten minutes, then for half an
hour, and so one. Oysters in these
schools learn that they will live longest
and keep healthiest out of water if they
;eep the shells tight shut. As soon as
they learn this their education is fin
la the Ilnuii’.N of Science.
“Where’s your 1'alHcr, hoy?” a3kod
the gentlemanly agent
“Sweepin’ the horizon,” replied the
"And your mother, where is 3he?"
"Sho’s out sweepiu’ the back porch.”
No Harm Done,
Fuller—I understand you said I
looked like a monMpy. What do you
mean by such tails as that?
Waller—Oh, it's .all right; no ham
done, you know. There wasn’t any
monkey within hiring when I said it
—Boston Trans«'/fpt. _
DISTURB LAST RITES
Chicago Livery Drivers on
Strike Warned by Police.
PICKETING OE FUNERALS MUST STOP
Chief O'Neil issues General Order to
Guuril All Funerals From Any
lUuluus Aet of the
CHICAGO, Dec. 22. — Picketing of
houses from which funerals are to
start, whether peaceful or violent, by
union livery drivers who went on strike
four days ago is to be prevented by the
police under direct orders issued by
Chief of Police O’Neil. .1. B. Wads
worth, secretary, and Charles Stevens,
business agent, iff the Liverymen’s un
ion, were summoned beforeChief O’Neil
last night and told in plain language
that any differences tile union might
have would have to be settled away
from houses of mourning.
“This picketing of the homes from
which funerals are holding is beyond
the toleration of a civilized communi
ty,” said Chief O'Neil. “Your zeal has
carried you beyond the pale of endur -
ance, and such an unheard of perform
ance as tlie carrying of labor troubles
to the houses of the dead will not bo
allowed by the police.
“Under no cireumstunees will I per
mit picketing of *iny kind around a
house whence a funeral is to proceed.
And I must say that it ought not to be
necessary for me to take this step.
“Law or no law, picketing of every
kind around these houses will have to
stop. I shall take my chances with the
courts on the question if my conduct
is questioned in any court.”
Chief O'N'oil then issued a general
order to all inspectors of police on the
line of Iris conversation with tire two
muon uuu t'is. no lusuucieu cuiiiukiiui
ing officers to accompany funerals in
carriages, if circumstances seemed to
require it, and to see that tlie last rites
of tlie dead be in 110 way interfered
While the courts hare inclined to the
permitting of peaceful picketing, Chief
O'Neil’s order prohibits picketing of
any kind around houses of mourning,
lie declares that, in his opinion, no
court could he found which would fail
to sustain an net of such evident ne
cessity and propriety as that contem
plated by the police department.
On top of Chief O'Neil's order came
the announcement that peace plans
looking to a settlement of the strike
had been launched. Through the ef
forts of the Chicago board of arbitra
tion a committee was appointed at a
meeting of tlie liverymen and the un
dertaker’s association to meet with a
committee from the drivers’ union to
endeavor to bring about an amicable
adjustment of tlie trouble.
The committee got together and
agreed upon a basis of arbitrating tlie
difficulty. The proposition will lie sub
mitted to a vote of the men on both
sides today, and it is said that tlie re
sult probably will he an agreement.
Officer A>nunlted and
CLINTON, Mass., I)ci\ l-U.-James S.
Scanlon, second lieutenant and clerk
of Company K, Ninth infantry, M. V.
M., was found lying unconscious in
tlie company office here with two se
vere wounds on the head, ids watch
gone and the entire office in tlie great
est confusion. An investigation show
ed Unit ail the drawers and closets of
the office laid been ransacked and that
two of tlie pockets in Lieutenant Scan
lon's clothes had been turned inside
out. O11 file desk in Lieutenant Scan
lon’s handwriting was a note which
by a strange man from Worcester, anil
I feel that he is after my watch,” fol
lowed by a blot, as if the writer had
been suddenly interrupted.
Taylor Got* Five Yearn In Prtfton.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 22.—Wal
tor L. Taylor utter being acquitted on
four indictments last week charging
him with assault on Congressman La
mar lias been convicted of assault with
intent to murder. Judge Malone sen
tenced him to live years in the state
Suit Against Mitellt-ll For $200,000.
BINGHAMTON. N. Y„ Dec. 22.—A.
D. Wales, an attorney of this city, has
brought suit against John Mitchell,
president of the United Mine Workers’
Union of America, to recover $200,000
for legal services in settling the recent
Snnln'N Young King tu Weil,
MADRID, Dec. 22.—King Alfonso
XIII. is reported to be about to marry
ids cousin, the daughter of the Infanta
Maria do In Pnz, wife of l’rince Lud
wig of Bavaria.
Senator Wnkelee of Bergen county
will be made president of the New Jer
Tlie Dominion government is consid
ering the questions of uniting New
foundland with Canada and buying
Greenland from Denmark.
Governor Taft will leave the Philip
pines for the United States on Wednes
day, visiting the mikado of Japan en
route ut the latter's request.
The passengers of the Red Star
steamer Finland, which is ashore near
Flushing, Holland, have been landed
safely. The cargo Is being discharged.
The United States supreme court has
granted a motion to advance the case
of A1 Adams, New York policy man,
and sets the case for a hearing on Jan.
The secretary of the treasury has is
Rucd a circular letter of instructions
declaring that the Cuban reciprocity
treaty will go into efTect one minute
after midnight of Dec. 27.
The Evening News is on sale at Ost
burgs’ 44 Main street, and at John
Boss' Hotel, formerly John Kail’s
stand. Extra conies of the News and
all NewYork papers can always be se
LOT FOR FIRE HOUSE.
The members of Vigilant Hose
Company No. 1 have received a lot, i
free and clear, on Amboy avenue, near !
Fisher avenue. The person w ho help
ed the fire laddies along is said to he
a wealthy resident of Tottenville, who
wishes his name withheld. The mem
bers of Vigilant Hose Company are a
fine looking body of men. They will
be out for practice witli the new hose
cart this afternoon. A fair or ball
may be 1 oh J-l.oitly to secure funds for
the erection of a building.
Work on tlie new Carnegie Library
Building, Ami oy avenue, was resumed
yesterday after a few days delay.
The recent rains have left consider
able water in the cellar of the build
ing. When the sewer is connected
this will be remedied.
BORROWED BIG ENGINE.
The Rapid Transit Railroad has
borrowed the old fashioned big hog
hack engine No. iiilti from the Central
Railroad of New Jersey and are nsing
her in the Tottenville freight yard.
The Rapid Transit Railroad engines
seem to be getting out of order.
DANCE AND RECEPTION.
Tho members of Rossville Engine
Company No. 1, of Rossville, will
hold a dance and reception at Doty's
pavilion, EKingvillo, on the night of
December 31. They all expect to have
a good time. Some friends have been
i ivited to attend.
Tho Gifford Enchro Club met at tho
home of Mrs.*.Toseph O. McKee, Am
boy avenue, Giffords, yestordny after
noon. Three prizes and a loony prize
were awarded the lucky winners.
DEER IN CONNECTICUT.
Tlioy Arc Dc^omiiiK Almost an An
no>iuK- mm ilie ItaliliitM in
Dter are becoming almost as much of
an annoyance to the farmers of Connec
ticut as are the rabbits to those cf Aus
ralia, with this difference, that in the
'attcr country they can employ means
if self-protection to any limit they see
3t, says the Boston Transcript. But in
Connecticut, 1f a farmer sses a herd of
lieer feeding on Hi.- ccrn or trampling his
cats or browsing upon his apple or
leach trees he can only use moral sua
Were lie 10 shoot ar. alien cow thus en
raged, he could probably settle for $30 or
3-i0, or whatever the market price of the
jeast might be; but if he Elioots a deer,
t means a $100 fine or 30 days in jail, or
both. The deer seem to have caught,
on to the situation, and highly appre
ciate It. Tho close season Is continuous
here until June, 1911, at the end cf
cities are withdrawn, they would prob
bly be more numerous than cattle.
They are gentle and confiding creatures,
■nh of course they must eat. At the same
line, the situation is becoming fortn
dable. and it is receiving considerable
Useussion by the press of the state,
hough even that is hard put to it to
suggest a practical remedy.
The New London Day observes, with
reference to the suggestion that there
should be.an opsn seascr. during which
hey might be hunted: “Deer may be a
nuisanep. they may destroy some prop
erty. but they are graccfu' and beautiful
inimals. and they won’t hurt the least
ihing thing. As much cannot he said
>f the average fool with a gun. who fan
cies he is a deer hunter. He may now
and then shoot a deer, but he is much
more likely to put one of his crazy bul
lets through the small boy gathering
chestnuts, or through a fellow-hunter.’
fresh meat of all kinds is high, and
venison is gc.od. but in our sh-ter :hate it
is venison, venison everywhere, but not
a bit to oat.
Coreun Su licrNt it ton.
There is an ancient ceremony in
connection with marriage in Corea
that is fast passing away. Ii is called
“Po-sam.” A week or two before-the
wedding the parents of the biide con
sult a fortune-teller to find what will
be the future of their daughter.
Should they learn that she will beiorne
a widow within twelve months they
will inveigle a boy into their house,
a mock ceremony will be performed,
after which the boy will be strangled.
The bride, thus becoming a widow,
deceives the spirits and will be mar
ried to her betrothed husband with the
assurance that he lias naught to fear.
JtiM* tin* Man.
The President—How can I give your
friend an appointment? He is rude, un
cultured, \ ulgur and unworthy of an
The Cabinet Minister—Why, I thought
you might make him a minister to some
foreign country.—Town TopicB.
SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS
The following officers for the gnu
lav school have been elected by the
members of Woodrow M. E. church.
For the new year, William Redell,
superintendent; W. W. Houseman,
ind Miss Rose Powell, assistant sup
erintendents; Emily Mesorean, secre
tary and treasurer; George Brown
ind Harry Thomas librarians.
FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
Tbo Totteuville night school is now
Closed for the holidays and tlie stud
ents are happy. The pupils in the
short hand department have been
given home work to do in the holi
Work at the shipyard of A. C.
Brown & Sou is very brisk at the
present time. The work on the new
tug beat is getting along nicely. Sat
urday morning the work of building a
large car lloat was started. This alone
will keep the men working for some
Mrs. James Lnttroll, of Rossville,
who has been dnugeronsly ill at the
dome of her daughter, Mrs. E. Mc
Namara, of Hnrt Heights. Tottonville,
Alfred Finley, who is studying at
Centc-niary Collegiate Institute, Hack
ettstown. is home for the holidays.
The work of improving Broadway
is getting along nicely.
The sewer which was connected
with St. Paul's M. E. church, Amboy
avenue, a few weeks ago, had its first
test Sundny during the heavy rnin. It
worked all right, all of the water be
ing carried off.
LAND OF OLD KIN.
Where Centenarians Are n.i Thick
ns Bluckherrie* unt! Half
uml lit'.:; 1 j,.
“I saw a let of queer things during my
wandering through Morocco, Algeria
and Tunis,” said a man whu, according
to tho Washington Star, recently re
turned from a long tour In tile r.orth of
Africa, “but the queerest thing of all
was the multitude of centenarians. They
were as common as biaci berries here in
.August, and a man or woman had to bo
at least 150 to enjoy ary serf of local
"It is quaint and refreshing to step
jsido for a moment from tho bustle o:
modern life and make acquaintance with
men whose fathers or grandfathers wcr.;
Burbary corsairs; to drop ir.fo coffee
houses where the public story tellers
rivet the attention of a cro v.dsd autism -■
end where the- jars of Ali Baba are still
in common use; to frequent public
squares where snake charms r-c, barbaric
musicians and other story-book delights
are a commonplace; to meet a Kadi rid
ing to court on a white mule; ar.u to mix
with people who tell you stories of d jinr.s
as if they were everyday occurrences.
“All this and more you can cr.jcy ir.
Morocco. Algeria ar.d Tunis—though th°
French are doing their best to spoil tho
old-world charm of the Iasi two coun
tries. But of ali the strange things 1
saw there, the strangest were the old
people. There were so many of titem.
and they are so strenuous.”
Every traveler in the "Barbary
states,” as they used to be called, is im
pressed by this remark.able abundance
of centenarians. A gray-bearded old
man of 70, who is trying to sell curios to
i tourist for thrice their value, exclaims:
‘ • r> x- T Vi n l'.c.or/l ral* t Vi a nrrTi'ict PIS v rrv
qrandfather die if what I tell you is cot
Looking at his gray beard you think
he is quite safe in calling down that eurse
upon himself, hut when you make in
quiries you find that he really has a
grandfather living, aged about 11b. anil
that the old gentleman Is still going
about doing business on market days.
Life is not wearing in Moslem Afrira
\ man never docs anything ill a hurry
there. Naturally, he does not even
grow old in a hurry. When he is 7b he
Is just beginning to get ever the first
hot (lush of youth; he is r.o longer
ounted as one of the hove. Cut not un
til he is at bast 9b docs he cxpirt peo
ple to pay honor and reverence tc him
is a veteran, and even then he mm"
:alte a back seat a.r.d lis;. n deferentially
when the hale and hearty centenarians
The Arabs and Moors of the Carbary
states are strenuous only in th If religi
•uis exercises. The excessive zeal of
:ite various confraternities which give
vigor to the Moslem faith In that part
of the world must be very wearing. Cut
even among these confraternities many
very old men may he found, who go
through the exhausting ritual just as
1 nsily as a mere boy of 110 or 10 can.
Should Uc rnotioiJK.
Daughter—Edwin says he wants a
wife with good lungs. It shows how
•onsiderato he is of her health.
Mother—I wouldn’t be too sure. Ho
night want her to blow the kit then lira
;.i the morning.—Chicago Daily News.
A Hint for Her.
“You're all run down,” said the doc
or. "What you need is quiet and r,u.
Tout ought not to be worried at all. ’
••Will you pat that in the form of a
prescription, doctor, and give it to my
•ift?'' asked the man.—Chicago Cost.
On Tuesday evening, December 22,
one of the finest entertainments heard
in Wood bridge will be held in the
Methodist Episcopal church. “The
Southern Jubilee Singers,’’ consisting
of a colored quartette, will give a
Mis. Waldo K Beiry, of Sewaren,
was in Rahway on Monday.
Miss Bdna Brown and Miss Letty
Runyon spent Saturday in New York.
Mrs. Harry Eddy spent Saturday
afternoon in town.
Miss H. V. Harding visited friends
in New Y’ork on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ware, of Bangor, are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Gotham Boyu
Miss McCormick, ot Brooklyn, was
tho guest of Mrs. Joseph J. Mullan
George Sommers, of Newark, was
in town on business Saturday.
Miss Nellie A. Sexton entertained
the Aristou Euchre Clnb Friday night.
Vocal and instrumental music was
well rendered by several of the mem
liers. Refreshments were served at 11
o'clock. Mrs. Wnlter V. Quin won
tho ladies first prize. Mr. Joseph J
Malian won tiie gentleman’s. Mrs
Ferrier and Mr. Leon A. Chase re
turned home hp.npy with tho console
tion prizes. Tie following wer
present: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J
Malian, Mr. and Mrs. Leon A. Chase
Mr. and Mrs. Y.'alter V. Quin, Mrs
Walter Ferrier, Miss Harriet McCor
mick, of Brooklyn, N. Y., Miss Gath
trine Glynn, Miss Maud E. Platt
Miss Fauuie II. Johnston, Miss M
Brazzell, Miss Alice Mara, Miss Flor
nice Drake, Miss Nellie A. Sexton
Miss N. Darcy, Miss M. T. Sexton
Mr. James J. Mullan, Mr. John A
Gain, Mr. Morris Slugg and Mr. M
W. DeWilton, of Perth Amboy.
Frank Glynn, of Elizabeth, spent
Saturday visiting his sister, Miss 0.
Glynn, of DeLatnar avenue.
The Episcofial Sunday School enter
tainment was held in the school house
Saturday night. There was a large
attendance. The program was as fol
Farce in one net entitled The Ob
stanate Family by William Hoy as Mi.
Harford; Lena Olsen as Mrs. Harford,
his wife; Warren Win'ant as Mr. Har
wood, Mrs. Harford’s father; and
Maggie McCracken his wife. How
ard Fulletfou the butler, and Agues
Aluady as imcy, tlie maid. ihe tarce
was well rendered and reflects much
credit on the nmatears who took tho
parts and show we do not need to
look for outside talet.
A piano solo by Miss Ada Murrey,
vocal solo by Mr. Clark, of Metncheu,
a violin end piano duet by Miss Ada
Murrey and Miss Celia Nelson, a drill
by eight girls; a lecture on dolls was
delivered by Miss Annie Alden, of
Metncheu, wlucli was very interest
ing. Miss Alden and her dolls nre
well known as she has exhibited them
in a great many places and has a tine
collection of them from all over the
world. A neat sum wes realized
which will be used to pay the Christ
mas expenses. After the entertain
ment a dance was held at Nelson’s
Hal! and all expressed themselves well
Mrs. W. E. Wiuant and Corrie and
Miss Annie Winnaut spent Saturday
The Fairfield and Keasbey schools
will close Wednsday for the Christ
She fondly kissed tin- little face she loved.
Tit n In the bed she placed rl. tlr> form,
And to her husband tenderly Sheen'd:
“Turn or. the heat, so l'ido can keep
lln re formed.
“I was really surprised at tnc dinnnr
last night,’’ said Mrs. Oldeasae. "Your
husband is quite a raconteur.’’
"1 know it. The doctor told Josiab
years ago that he’d stuff uimself to
death, but he Just eats away as hear;?
as ever."—Chicago Kecord-Heraid.
Friend—I 1 resume you receive from
;inie to time a good many anonymous
letters criticising jour actions on vari
Statesman—Weil, some of them me
anonymous, but a far greater number
cf them ara unanimous.—Judge.
Hits of t Ncful Wisdom and Small
itcouomit’s for the Bnif
O’d stockings cut dp we the seam
Bin..- «"Client t polishing fur
i. ur. and hours, as will as soli iron
Gasoline put on stains on a white silk A
loilowwhU};®^ ipm tu lump mag
i' a as the taiyp up, well
* rubh-d .n, \VlTgtntraItf 'remove the
When grease is spilled on the kitchen ‘
'able or lioor. pour < cdtl wa^pr on it at
oru e to piVyenifr sMYihglnto the wood.
It will qidcklj-iriKicmnatbean be lifted
with a knife. , .
To remove soot from a carpet, sprin
kle plenty of fine salt di'ef f^tfnl^weep
a 'ine tie ;;ralr. of the carpet: Repeat
until ovary trai n of the spot is ny^oved. J
in raahing down pillows go over the
wrong side of the case with an iron
rubbed wei! with beeswax each time It
is applied to the cloth, to prevent the
down working through the cloth.
Fiat irons should be washed every
w ek and always kept in a clean, dry
pla t Few housekeepers use sufficient
wax in ironing. Do not allow your ironB
to become red-hot, as they will never A
again retain the heat.
Wi.i n winds do blow and there is frost
in the air. put handkerchiefs, collars,
cuffs and a!! small articles ih the wash
to dry in a pillow case. The fabric is
spared whipping by the wind, they will
freeze dry and he quickly gathered for
Buy a strip of asbestos cloth at the
hardware store, and use small squares
to interline your iron holders. Keep a
good-sized piece fastened to your iron
ing board to save the sheet and lay a
square under the table pad where the
meat platter rests.
Do not try to sweep an invalid's room,
but wring a clean cloth out of cold water
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iu. i.iui a icw umjjto ui am ultima nave
been added, ar.d carefully wipe the car
pet. matting nr floor, turning and rins
ing the cloth and changing the water
as it gets dirty.
Cheese cloth or silkoline makes good
dusters, arid windows or box draperies
that are not longer fresh and attractive
should be cut Into squares and neatly
hemmed tor the purpose. There should
bo a sufficient number cn hand that they
may be washed as regularly as the face ■
towels, as they last longerand give more ■
c w,;h frequent wash
ings. , .
.A ! tro-tsw at> ini ludes the wear-^H
a; nur.-l (except dresses) and all the^H
ii'iurciiobi linen necessary- for two
years. A s.mple list of the latter In
ciu'ies . taidei Irjths. with tour or five
dozen napkins of different sizes; 12 A
siti ts. with a dozen and a halt pillow
a-- c: > dc-en towels, with dish and
a", and wash stand ir.*(t|S4 otljetj^B
pie-res ne.e.ded aboujM
Teach the bi i^TVn - ifti~Ur -or g, m ”
the proper way to put ffie bddclOfties to
air over two chairs in the morning, and
also occasionally give the boy«a lesson
in simple cooking by having them help
;irc-;.are breakfast. The lad who can
make a good cup of coffee, broil arsteak
and serve them will lose nothing of
manliness, but may And the knowledge
useful in after life.
HINTS FOR THE LAUNDRY.
How to Handle the Tahle Linen la
the Procean of Reno
v nt ion.
Bv most housewives the ironing of
tab.e linen is a much-dreaded task, but |
by using the following plan it may be- :|
come a real pleasure: We ail realize
how easily lineu is drawn out of shape
when wet. and how hard it is to regain
if dried in that condition. All this trou
ble and exertion of pulling and stretch
ing may be avoided, if when the table
cloths are being hung upon the.line the
selvages are loided evenly together and 2
pinned to the Hue, corners first, then the J
sag. says Woman's Home Companion.
The edges must he stretched gently In j
place, and held with pins not more than «
Id or 15 inches apart, if pins and line
arc- scarce, the napkins may 'be hung
over the table-cloth, allowing the same
pins to do service for both. Shake out
all unnecessary folds and wrinkles that
may remain. When possible, leave out
until dampened by dew; if not, sprinkle
and told in the usual manner. Let lay
a- least an hour or so, then shake out,
t>t«J iron tingle. Begin at a comer. Iron
lengthways, then across, keeping the
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cess. Turpentine in the starch produce*
Preserved I’ompklkl— **-*» . . .
Allow one pound of sugar to every •
pound of pumpkin; juice of two large
lemons; peel of one. Pare off the rind
anil pick out the seeds from a very
’. rtsh pumpkin, cut it into slice*, put
into a deep dish with sugar between
each two layers; strain Uie^ctnon
juice over the slices, and let, j^ijBmaln
fur tv* days, and then put into a A
preserving pan with a quarter.pC^i pint
of w ater to every „pound,.ao<l .* half ot
sufar. and the peel oL^ large,lemon
l.et it boil until. fUf ^liifes aije tender,
and stand spvei^ (^yfivk^ys. Put
the pumpkin inj'h JaWjl£fttl *P<I skim
the sirup !ifn,ls.,,very. thick and •
rich and pQur. jt ssJfeg.rte Breserves.
Cover vith.hr*^^ . j^^r^yand tie
Citron Melon nild Cranberries.
Citron melon $oaf$i with cranberries/ ,
make a very agi^id)f|"gMce, attractive 4
it; appearance. Ctfck a quart of citron,
peeled and cut into squares, in just wa
ter enough to hcveV, uiftll tender; then j
acd one and onc-half cupfuls of eran- j
i rries ar.d two heaping cupfuls of su- I
gar; cook 20 minutes longer, and set ’I
aside tocool. It will keep well for some
time without canning.—Rural New
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