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How Dorothy Heiped.
" lf you was only n boy, now I" "If I only WM I" Dorothy sighed aadiy, " Jtut you nin't, ntxl so therc's no use Ihtnklng about It. The houae'll Iibvc lo go: for i can't lifi a Qogerto save i!, and no more cnn you, neither. f you was only n boy, you OOUld hnve bten tralns many b dollM bj this time; lut girls is Bort of worth'ess stock, make tlie best of them you can. I nin't say ing lliut you are nuy more useless than the most of tht'm," (he tomplaining father added, realizing that pattent little Dorothy did a wonian's work about (he house, and hnd waitcd 00 hini and nursed him ns but few woroen would have hnd patience and itrenglh to do, aince his, long attack of Infl&mmatory rheumatUm "You do all you can, I know. II ain'tyour fnult that you can't I'arn a cent; but if you was only a boy, now I" Dorothy had hcard tliat plaint nnny and niany a lime before, and alwavs felt rather culpable, as if she ruight have bcen a boy just as wcll aB not if she had noi been inconsiderate enough to be girl. Bhe would have becn glad enough to be a boy, aud just now she wished more than ever tb.it she cou'd transmogrify herself by some procass into an erahryo lord of ereation. " Ilard times " were the usual thing at tha little browu housu at the foot of the htll; but just now things were in worse plight than usual. Dorothy did not know exactly wliat a mortgage was, but shc regarded it as being as insepar able froru a home aB its roof or walls. It waa one of the lirst things 6he ever remembered bearlng people talk about; and, wbeiu'ver any treat or luxury had been spokeu of, it always had to be givcn Up at last, howcvcr reluctantly, bocause of the mortgage. When she was a very little girl, indeed, sho had a dlm fancy that it was a vcry hungry monster that had to bc fed all the tinie or it would gobble up their little brown bouse for a lunch some day. She knew better thau that now; but still she knew it w;is as insatiable as the mon ster of her chlldisb tmaglnlng, and it assuredly did make life a very hard, cheerless s'ruggle for the little family of two. Now it seemed as if the mortgage was going to make a meal of the home at last, in spite of the years of hard work to save it. Tlie father had been taken ill early in the summer with In tlimmatory rheumatism; and, though late fall had come, he was only just able to eii in his blg chalr and worry and fret all day. It was hard for him, yioor man; but nobodv evcr knew how hard it waa for patient little Dorothy, who had all the nursing addcd to her other cares, and bc5i les ths close con finement to tbe house, and the work which waa really beyond her strcngth, had to lislcn to the " eoutinual lament that she was not a boy, so that she eould earn money enough to sive the home. As steadily as any woman, she went about the house, doing the daily work; aud, when at last everything was in scrupulous order, and an old neighbor had dropsed in to have a pipe with her father, she looked wistfully out of doors, where a bright Novemb'r sun was glorifying evon the mellow stubblc in the cornliulds, and ventured to ask if she could not go out for a lit tle while. " Oh, yes, I suppose I can get along without you," her father arjswered, rather refuctantly. " Girll always want to be gadding, so 1 am ined togettlog along without you, j'on i Df! gone long though.' " No,'' promised Dorothy; and in a few moments she was trndging along the road, enjoying the fiesh air, which was a treat lo her, after her long con tincment to the home, with only an oc caBional outing. She had to cross tlie railroad track. and in the distance she heard the whistle of the express, which always itopped herc to water. Dorothy paused to watch it eome thundering along. She liked to soo it come gid ing along the ahining rails, and stop with a uoisy whistle, that made her iump a litilc; though sho was expect ing it. Whi'e she was atanding there, a lady opened one of the ear windows. and, fooklng out, beckoned to her. " Do you know wheher there is any place where I can get any apples or gingernuts or anything for my little Eoy?' J No, there isn't," Dorothy answered. "I am sorry, and I would have brought sometliing for him if I had known." " Tbat'H very kind in you," said the lady. smiling at tlir; eamest little face and Dorotby'a wil ingness to be ob'ig ing. " It would be a good business for some one to lnve sometbing to sell here, I should tbl'lk." She put doWD the window again, and Dorothy went on her wav; but thero was an idea in the brown-th.Uih :d h"?ad that had just fouod a place there. Wby shou'd not slie have a little basket of tbe ibitiing red app'es tbatgrew on tln tree behiod the house and some little pnper bags of gingernuts, and perbapa pop-corn? Dorothy gave a little bop and a skiji andajump at the thought. Shc had been on tlie cars once with her father, and had looked wiBtfully at the tempt ing basket that the train-boy carried aloni the aisle; and ehc knew she could tix just as tempti ig-looking a bisket. When she went home, full of her lObetUg. Bhe found her father rea ly to Mtnit tlttt perhaps this waa a way in which ibe could make a little money if she was a girl; and he was quite willing for her to make tbe little necesaary out lay to have the crisp, deliciou ginger nuts, snowy pop corn in white bags, all ready to lOll, The basket was ready by traiu-timo the next day; and, fuir'.y quivering with excitement, Dorothy went to meet it. She passed along from window to window, holding up her baBket; and ci hcr the bright, eager face, glowing with the wiud and excitement, or the good things in th basket were more invitiug than the nassengers had seeu l:'fore th.it day, for there was no lack of customers. And, when she ran gayly homeward. thc basket was empty, "and her liitle bag was full of Bilverrfimes and nickels. To be aure, there was not so very much in tbe baekct, and some people migbt not hnvo thought that there waB a fortune in the leatbcr bag: but it was thc flrBt money Dorothy had earned, and it seemed more than all the wealtb of the IndieB to hcr. One dollar and thirty-four centsl Why, if shc could fecd that hungry mortgage at that rate cvcry day, the little brown house would not be gobblrd up after all. It was Dearly all proflt: for she ha l raised thc pop-corn berself,aad the lilllo red applc trce had bornc unusmlly well tbatyear, and she could (ill many a basket from the barrels in the c3llar. ' Well, you couldn't Invj done much better if you had becn a boy!" eaid her father. " Could I have done any better?" asked Dorothy, imploringly. Thil was a supreme monnut in her life. If her father would only admit that she was as good as a boy, her cup of happincss would oterfloWi "No, I will say for you that you couldn't have," said her father, ruag QanimoUlly. " In fact, if you Indbeen a boy, you might not have thought of it, iu thc flrst place; and, then again, if you was a boy, you couldn't have made the ginger-nuts." There was a Bteady market for the little business woman; and, as hcr ap ples were always poliihed to tlie high est degrce of sbiniueBs and her pop corn was of the snowiest and the ginger-nuts pcrfcction, her waros were al ways in demand. The mortgage wassat islied; and the little brown house was safe, not only for that time, but for al ways, for, as" months went by and still Dorothy prospen d, she formed tbe am bitious plan of possessiag that mort gage herself. She did pay it all off at last. It was a long tagk, but Dorothy had learned paticnce long ago. Shc was ve y hjppy when the day came that made the little brown house their own; but I think the kecncst part of her satisfaction came when her father said, "Well, really, Dorothy, you are every bit as good as a boy, and a deal better than mo3t of them." The Interior. Nlnety Miles an lloar. The pulse of the railroad world mtnt have beaten a trlfle quicker when it was announced that a train on the 15 und Hrook route had run a mile in thirty-nine and four fifth seconds, or at the rate of a little more than ninety miles an hour, while sev eral other milei were traveled at a rate between eighty and ninety miles an hour. Tlie engine that made this re nnrkable record drow a regular passen ger train in the morning aud another in tbe aftermoD. It was not buih for a racer merely, but for a worker, and ali the prepnation it ueeded for i s fas' run was a little overhauling to nnke sure that every part was in proper working order. The signillcance of this is that, with a perfect roadbed aud everythi'jg about the trai isiu comp'e'.e order, the general public may expect to be carried at the rate of ninety miles an hour with engines now in use. Philadeljiliia En quirtr. bbtrtisements. " WHV, Janetl What in the world iB the matter with Pido?" 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Wheeler farin In Martufleld. lot of I In PtMbMSiSiaul farin in Orange, leane lnnd. hIx Imndred feet Iiil'Ii steam HM. two UnlldinK crtWI. The above nroperty ii. ii-i he. sold to eMale. Montpelier, t.. Deceinber ivm Ingersoll's Liquid Rubber Paint. Gheap and Indestructible Paints for Uarns and Outbuildings. Teu thouiand Patrom ii Huibandr; aud Farmeri teitif; the; ar boit and ciiHapoHt Beautlful Bample Coitr Canls and Book of natruotion fkke. Write u and Have money, We gnarantee xatiHfaction O. W. IIMCERSOLL, Office 243 Plymouth St.. - Brooklyn, New York. We fun raptilly nd bonoimblyi y timtc of llbrr 'ii touiiv r old. u ' in tftu ir own MlH li. rever tbey iivp. Any Olir rin -li lle I tu .ii! iT. Wf itart yi. ii. No ritk. Vu rin dcvots y.ur tpnro WWimt. ur a 1 1 fOQt tini1 to wnrk. 1 tiia l an tiitrly nt lrnd.and i , ,. . , 0i1 rful ttrrf to cvprr wt ikr, It (BOm rt.liir tfOtO - i .. ptrWMk MUl upM hiU, tDil mori inr iln i-itif rif ncc Wi can fUrnltfa you ttit m- I .) tn-iit tml ltch y u KKHX. No i to ni.Uin tire. full iuroimntion HUK. J ltl II A CO.a AlOlblA, IUIKK. Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation. (i imi rm.) London, England. The Itrgett Europeao Aooident Com pauy, altEough coinparativcly a short time iu this ooUDtry. It has attaiued a widL'Bjircud repuUtlOQ for )rompt and equltlkble adjustmcntH of IcmRes. ROBERTS BROTHERS&CO. General Agenta, ItniiiiiKtiim ...... Vermont. MONTPELIER CRACKERS! BUY THE BEST IN THE WORLD! WHICH ARE MANUFACTUHED 15V C. H. CROSS & SON MONTPELIER, VT. WK ALSO MANI'KACTl lK THE FINEST CONFECTIONERY. THE POSITIVE CURE. I ELY BK0TIIEK9. u, Warren St, New York. Tnce M cU.1 KilchOII l!i iivIk L-.iin. n MAllY OftRnON. In n rccent issuo of this paper wan an article from nn exchange on " Kitchen Hrushea." Anna Ourd, the writcr, erave many uw;ful aggCltloni regarding thc use of hrushes in sundry kinds of cleaning, first excusing herself to our grandmotheri for ItBplying thtt there hal been improvcments iu their way of tloing thinas. It is surprising how mnny of theio old ways cling to ui yet, and nrc not cxchanzed for bet ter, simply from tho f.itt tliat we run on, without thought, in whatvcr track hahit lias atarlcd us. In the article above quoted, the writcr did not men don one use to which a brush may be put, viz.: That of a whisk brush for washing llop.ptlll and rofusc huckcts. I had always c!eand sucb articles with the traditional rag, though my advanced intellect had lattcrly substituted a stick for grandmother's hand. But said stick had not the grasping power of my ancestor's fingers. Thc two articles pcemed to have a mutual aver sion and flcw asundcratcacb cvolution, leaving me rasped aud irritated, and to continue tha trying contlict with the "little cnd of nothing." Then, the operation ended, what to d with the rag? too wet for the flre, too unattract ive to wring, too wcll, thit slop-pail was onc of the thornsof my )ilgrimage. One day an old German woman, just emigrated from the fathcrland, was, out of pi'y, given some coarse work to do in the house. When the line of slop-pails filed in for her drill, she poured a little hot water and soap in each, caught up an old whisk-brush that was (I uow think provi lentially) lying about thc shed, swept the water around the sides and presto! the things were clean iu a jiffy, the brush rinsed and hung in the sun to dry, and Eady Macbeth would have been thankful to have her " one little hand " as free from " vlle spot" as were the han Is of the old frau. I look.ul on with mingled astonishment and humiliation. How could I never have thought of that niy self ! The tnoment I saw it done, I felt as if whisk-brushes had been invcnted for that sole and only purposc. And I, with all my pri le of superior iutcllect and cducation, had to be taught it by a German peasant, who could hardly read her own lnn ruage, and had workcd in the tield all her lifo, often harnesscd to carts, with dogs or cows. Shades of our grandmothcrs, with what chains do ye hold inl That was sevcral years ago, but I am so mortitied about it now, that no'.hing in th 2 world would temp! me to sign my name to thil con fession. Doubtlesi most of my sisters nevcr dreamed of nuy way to cicanse a pail but with a brush. I could not bear the scoru ot such. But there may be somi dull, ra-and stick sister, still under the sway of unthinking tradition, to whom the whisk-brush treatmeut will be a revelation. We never will tell of each other, will we? If Fat Hoils Ovcr. A kettle of boiling fat on a hot stove should be carefully watchetl. Fat boils at a much higher dcgrec of temjierature than w iter does, and tbh fact, toge'her with the fact of the great combusti blllty of fat, makes an nccidcnt of spilled fat on a hot stove extreme'y d mgerous. In case such an accident should happen, the natural impulse to throw water on the lire, is not the best onc to follow. A large quantity of water might extlngulah the tl.imes, but a pailful wou'd only spread the Qre. Fireman say that tlie best way to nu1 out a tire ot this kind is to throw as'ies or snd on it. If a woman has not ample mcans of this kind at bvnd for putting out the fl e, thc best thlog shc cau do is to run for aid, uuless shc knows that there is nonc within reach. In any case personal safcty shoultl be her fi st thought. Ii is a natural lm pul.se to try an l rcmovc the kettle from the lire, but If tbe fat is already alire it is not a safe thtng to do, on account of tbo obanoea of ipUliog tha fat on tho elotbing. Olothlng satu-ated with fat w mld bur n bo rcad ly that the wearer would stand but little chance of a safe escape. In case a woman is so unfor tunate as to bavo her clothes catoh liii', thc best thlng she can do is to lie down and roll, and if possible to wrap her self iu 8oninthing woolen, as a blankct or shawl or rug. Tlie worst possible thing to do under luch circumstances is to run out of doon. Ruon'.ng only fans thc. thimes and givos the flre a chance to sprcad and mount upwards. Kxchange. X Word of Advlco. Xow and then a young girl in writ ing a note sigus herself "Miss Jane Smitb," we will siy, insteatl of, as she should, Jane Bmith. It is not her fault that she has perhaps never had the opportunity of learning that no pcrson, man or womau, should ever sign a letter wiih any title preflxed. The groalost of men and wonn'ii llgQ their iett :r8 wi h tlie utmosl limplicliy. Mr. Lowell, with a Ddmber of houorary titloa conferred on blm by thc greatest universitit'8 and learned societies of the world, would sign simply Jnmrs Russell Iiowell. H v. Dr. llrooks, also, with severa' honorary titlcs conferred on him, and so Boon to bc al-o a Rt. Rev and tbc Bishop of MassachuBettH, would sign hiinself only 1'hillips H ooks. Wbea a young woman in biisiness emp'oymput has occasion to write a note and Bigna herself " Miss Jones," or "Mlei Mattle Brown," the recipient always wantn lo tell her, in a friendly way. to sign Ql r tiauie only, as that alone is well-bred. In the case of a married woman she may sometlmc, when necessary to give her title of " Mrs." put it in paronthcsis, as (Mrs.) Jane Hunter Willson, but nevur other wise. To write a thoroughly well-bred note or letter is always a most desirable thing, as it marks thc difference be tween good breeding and tbc lack of its opportunities, and a little caro will enable one to acquire po'.ite and ac cepted forms. Exchangt.. Oiir Treatmeut of the Splder. Is it not enough that every bird that flies, ruthlessly robs hcr nurery, dc vours her babies.and even snatchcshcr own loft body frotn tlie very sauc'.um of home; that gn'izy llies steal their grecdy young into hcr nurscrv to faltcn upin her infants; that to "monkeys, squirrels and llzardl her plump body a sweel niorccl thcy never resnt; that frozs anl toads snap her up without ceremony; tha' oanttpedei aatiahariD resistlcss grasp; that wasps partlyie and bury her alive? Are not these enough, without man joining the host of ext 'rminators? Man, too, in whoso servicc she lives? Consider for a nio mcut her mefulness. Count, if you can, the thousands of fli ;s and mo quitoes eaten by one coruruon house or gardcn Bpider in a summer. Theu re mimber her harmlessness. O.lnr ser vants we must pay; birds eat our cut worms, our ca'erpill.ii's and our potato beetles, but we have to pay a tax small, it is true in fruits, in berries, in green peas,in corn; owls and hawks, while they destroy moles and mice, In dulge now and then in young chickens. Hut tho daughter of Arachne asks no reward, neithcr fruit nor vegetable suf fers from hcr toucb, no humming or buz7.ing attends her movcinonts. Steadily, faithfully ahe goes on her way doing hcr uppointed work; and we, so wne, so far above her in the BOtle of hdng, we murdcr hcr! Olive Thorne Miller, in I'opular Srience Monthly. An Ohject Lesson. There are many kinds of fashionable foolishuess, some of which are best cor rected by a lesson in kind. A writer in the UOBton Post reports such a 1 18 aon, Which might wcll be tried in many familles. The younger membersof the family of one of bi friends had fa'len into the way of using many senseless pbraaea. With them everything was " awfully sweet," "awfully j )lly," or " awfully " Bomethlog else. Oae even ing this gentlcman came home with a budgct of news. An acijuaintancc had failcd in business. He spoke of the in cident ai "dellciously sad " He had riddeu up towu in the'car with a noted wit, whom he d oscribed as 11 horribly cntert ining," and, to cap the climax, he spoke of thc buttcr which had been set bcforo him at a country hotel as "divinely rancid." The young people stared, anl the eldest daughter said: ' Why, papa, I should think you were out of your head." " Not in the least, my dear," he eaid pleasantlv; "I'm merely trying to follow the fashion. I worked ou' ' divinely rancid ' wiih a good deal of labor. It seems to me rather more cffective than 'awfullv sweet." I mean to keep up with tlie reH of you hereafter. And now," he continued, " let me help you to a iu.;ce of tliis pvquisitply Inn rh beef." Ad verbs, he says, are no"t so fasbionablo as thcy were in his family. An tem Itook. Take the large shects of the straw colored paper that come around dry goxis, iron ann lout itiem into book form, doubling as many times as will make it couvenient iu size. Liy one of these ou the pintry shelves with a bii of pencil tied to it (un.'ess you al ways have one in your pockel), another iu your wrlting-box aud still another in your raonding-bisket. When a fresh thought eomes into your mind that may be of usc to yourselt or others, note it down. You will be surpriied at tha many i ems of interest you have gat'i ered, tliat might have gone to tbe land of forgetrulness. We do all our writlng that we wish to copy on such paper: also make books for the " wee onea " to write in, as well as for thc sehool ohildren to usc f r thair compositions, their examplea or anything they may wish to copy. What a saviug of writ lng paper, and what a b on it wou'd have beeu t i us in our youth, ohildren can not realizc in this day of privilegei. There was no wastc p.ipcr then, exeept thc lu-avycoar.se brown paper, of whieh we did not sco much, as it was too praoloui to be wastc. l on ohildren. uural New Yoi-ker. The Deadly Cold Bed. If truatwortby lUtlatloi could bc had of the number of pera ns who die every year, or bccomc permantnlly dis'.'ased, from sleeping in damp or cold bed-, thcy would probably beaatonlahlng and appalling. tiaaperil that oonatantly besets trareling men, and if they are wise they will Invariably InaiH on hav Ing their bada aired and dried, evcn at tho risk of ca isitig much troubl to their 1 mdlords. BlU the peril resides in the home, and thecol 1 " ip ire r oom " has sl iin its thOlUWdl of bapleta BU 'sts, and will go on with i:s sl lughter till people lrarn wisdom. N t only thc guest but thc family often suffer the penalty of sleeping in cold rooms, and chilling their bodies, at the time when thcy need all their bo ltly he.it, by get ting between old shects. Kven in wann, summer wcither, a cold, damp bed will get in its deadly work. It is needless peril, and the neglect to pro vide dry rooms aod beds has in it the elementa of murdcr and iniolde. Good Houitkttping. Yor take no risk in buyiug Bood'l S irsaparilla, for it is everywhore recojj nized as the standard bulldlugup mea iciue aud blood pnrtfler. Ii has won its wuy to the front by its own intriusic merit.and has tlie largcst sileofany proparation of its kin 1. Any boneal druggist will couli m this sta'emcnt. fyoudeolde t lake Hood's Sarsapa rilla, do not be Induoed tobuy auythiug else initea 1. He sure to get nood'a. Chiuirkm Cry fw'Plteher'i Caatorla, Childrkn Ory for Pitcber'a Castoria.