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HEW YORK'S POOD SUPPLY.
Startling: FIjrares Showing- What a Good Appetite The Metropolis Has. New Yorkers eat, at a low estimate, about 21,000,000 pounds of beef, mutton and veal in a week, say 3,000,000 pounds every day in the year. They eat more In the Fall and Winter of beef, veal and mutton than in the Spring and Summer, but, and particularly in holiday times, poultry fills up the nooks, cracks and crevices and there is not so much room for the more solid foods. About one-third of the beef that New Yorkers get outside of every day is dressed beef, dressed in Chicago, shipped In refrigerator cars and packed in New York in big, iced storehouses. The other two-thirds comprise un dressed beeves, extra steers, primesteers, good steers, fair steers, medium steers, Colorado steers, Texas steers, all with nothing but their hides and hair on. Every- day 2,000 or 3,000 of the beeves, each weighing 700 pounds when it gets dressed, are devoured as porterhouse, sirloin and steak and roast beef. Calves weigh, on the average, when they are hung up on the butcher's hooks, 100 pounds. The calves that weigh much less than that arc young; they aro "bob veal " and the New York Board of Health seizes on to them when its inspectors see them for sale. "When the inspectors do not see them, the "bob veal " is served in swell restaurants, white and tender at double prices. Sheep and lambs each weigh about 45 pounds. A million pounds of calves and sheep and lambs are stowed away every day in New York where thoy will do the most good. Hogs from 160 pounds to 100 pounds are "hogs;" hogs from 100 pounds to 80 aro "pigs," technically. Fifty thous sand of hogs and pigs are daily sacri ficed to the Moloch of Manhattan Island appetite. Tons of pork chops, thous ands of pounds of honey-combed tripe, miles of sausages and square furlongs of crackle are put below. Some people's bread is buttered, then others spread it on thick. Together they use 200,000 and odd pounds of butter everyday, real butter, not oleomargarine. It is calculated that the force expended by pretty dairy maids on churning that much butter would raise the Post Office 1,000 feet into the air and hold it there for three hours. One hundred million pounds of cheese arrived in New York in 1881. and most of it was consumed there. The number of Welsh rarebits in that much cheese is almost incalculable; a rough estimato Is 290,007,000. In one week, about Christmas time, the people of New York have eaten 19,634 packages of dressed poultry, run ning up into millions of pounds. One hundred and thirty-eight thousand nine hundred and sixty-five barrels of cran berries made into sauco were swallowed with the poultry. In that same week there were used in Gotham 48,349 barrels of apples, 138,965 barrels of potatoes, 2,791 barrels of onions, 1,884 barrels of beans, 1,375 barrels of peas, 13,000 cases of canned meats, 3,635 packages of dried fruits, 8,471 packages of evapor oratcd goods and 4.994 bags of peanuts. "Eobert Yale, pf Norwich, N. Y., has a. historical cane, which probably is the oddest walking stick ever built in this or iny other country. it contains 2,000 pieces cf wood, and 3nch inlaid pieco is given an artistic and 3ymbolic form, so that tho cane by its various colored woods is given a most artistic look, although no color is used upon it. Ho planned and constructed it, and the cane represents five months labor Sixty of the 2,000 pieces of wood are relics of great value to the relic hunter, and comprise a pieco of wood from tho oldest tenantablo house In America, tho Fairbanks residence ouilt in 1G20, and now occupied by the seventh generation. Tho head of tho eano is from the treo at Crown Point to which General Putnam was tied after being condemned to death by burning by the Indians. Set in the cane is a wreath of hair from the head of Ivebecca Bates, one of tho he roines whose strategy drove the British to their shipping after landing to attack Scituate, Mass. There is a pieco of wood from tho Char ter Oak ; another from tho House of Han cock, tho first signer of tho Declaration of Independence; another from the house where witchcraft originated in Salem, and another from the building where tho victims of that craze were tried. Set in the cane is a small piece of Ply mouth Bock, and also a piece of wood from the Mayflower; also woods from five different forts on Lake Champlain, from Hawthorne's residence at Salem, from the church where Boger Williams preached, and from the tree beneath which Jonathan Edwards preached to the Indians at Stockbridge, Conn.; also a piece from the curbing of tho well com memorated by Woodworth in his poem, " Tho Old Oaken Bucket." The only foreign relic in the collection Is a piece of wood from the Tasso oak. The cane is a unique and attractive piece of work, and is valued at $500 by Its owner. Norwii Bulletin. Had Jfevnr seen His tYifo and Children. Several years ago a resident of one of the suburbs had tho misfortune to become totally blind, a cataract forming over his eyes. While in this condition his wife died. A young German girl whom tho un fortunate man had never seen was very attentive to the wife in her last illness, and after her death did what she could to make the grief-stricken husband and his two little children as comfortable as possible. Such devotion did not go unrewarded. The blind man proposed and was ac :epted. He married the faithful girl. Two children were the result of this union. During his years of blindness the sightless never lost hopes that some day he might again look upon tho beauties of nature and the loved ones iround him. A physician was iki.illy consulted, who igreed" to attempt the removal of the cataract. The operation was successful, a.nd he from whom the light had been shut out so many years saw again. He was almost beside himself with joy. A friend who was at once recognized, came in leading a lady by the hand. " Do you know who this is?" he said to the happy fellow. " No.l-do not." " This is your wife." and then tho pair, one of whom had never .seen the other, fell into each other's arras, and a domestic scene of pathetic beauty eng sued. The two little children were also brougnt in to their father. He clasped tbem to his beating heart, and all the miseries of ;he past, were forgotten in the pleasure 3f that moment. -Cincinnati Sun. A Fortunate Foet. Lord ennyson is said to have made lour huntlrea ' thousand dollars by his "poems. . coEH-sHuoma. j ! A Pen Picture of tho Great Rural Pastime. i si tt r i 7 1 l i un liunebuiiy, uy iuviluuuli, vrts in tended a big corn-shucking at J. B. Al ford's. When we arrived at Mr. Alford'swe found about fifty or sixty of the neigh bors and their "hands" surrounding immense piles of corn, and the shucks and ears were flying in every direction. We took a turn at the pile, and our hands and wrists arc sore yet from tho unusual exercise. Gathered around the pile wero farm ers, negroes, a justice of tho peace, a lawyer, a merchant, an editor and a physician. Mr. Alford made about 15,000 bushels of corn, besides a full crop of cotton, etc. Very few farmers are as successful as he. His farm is self-sustaining, and he always has corn to sell. Mrs. Alford and her accomplished daughters had a grand feast provided for the shuckers at noon, and while the tables didn't groan under the weight of edibles, as the stereotype writers would say, it was a fact that they were crowded with everything in the way of good vic tuals to be had, cooked in the best style, and our generous host and hostess did everi'thing in their power to make every body eat hearty and enjoy themselves, in which laudable undertaking they succeeded. There was old ham, the sort that makes red gravy, and fresh pork and turnips and cabbage and potatoes and chickens and chick pie and oysters and sardines and cheese and pies and pound cake and pickles and preserves, world without end. When we left at 3 p. m. constant acces sions were being made to the shucking brigade; commanded by Major Shelton, and the work went bravely on. It was thought that the corn would all be shucked by 12 at night. Mr. Alford's family is remarkable. He has eight children, we believe, and not a single member of the family have over used tobacco in any form, and they are all healthy and fine-looking, from the father and mother down to the youngest child. Hartwell (Ga.) Sun. , "Good Bcclaud Plenty of It." The extreme importance of sufficiently nutritious feeding in youth is well illustrated by astory that James M. Nixon tells. In 1833 Aaron Turner's circus was per forming on a route through Pennsylvania, and at Pottsville Napoleon Turner, tho old man Turner's son, took a fancy to a wretched, starveling-looking boy, be tween six and seven years old, who was mooning about in the neighborhood of the show. The little fellow seemed to be a nice, intelligent sort of boy for his age, but miserably thin and weak. His legs bowed out from simple inability to bear his body's weight. All his limbs wero thin and shapeless as a spider's, except for their clumsy joints. His cheeks were sunken, and his breast seemed to have caved in. Nap. found the father ofJJieiad and managed to get the boy .ipprenticed to him. The circus-non were amazed at sight of Nap s 'protege, and free to prophesy that he would never amount to anyt,! .g. J Never mind," replied Nap. ; "even if he doesn't, I'll save him from starving to death, anyway." They found that young Whitcomb (tho boy's real name) could not eat meat. Ho had never eaten any. The smell of it made him sick. Tho first article of faith in a circus man's creed is that one must eat beef to bo strong, and as it was a matter of settled determination in Nap. Turner's mind that young Whitcomb should be strong, and as Nap. was tho biggest, young Whitcomb had to eat beef. He commenced lightly on it, a little at a time, and gradually'of his own choice increased the ration. Uo was not put to work at anything, but just allowed to loaf around tho tent when the other boys were practising, and try to imitato them when he chose to do so. Very rapidly ho picked up flesh, and verified tho soundness of the circus confi dence in beef by growing strong. In a fow seasons ho grew to be a ro bust, straight, handsome fellow, good at leaping, tumbling, slack-rope walking, and eventually, under the name of Henry Turner, became famous as ono of tho best four-horse ridors in the country "thanks to good beef and plenty of it," as Nap. Turner used to say. A Tattooed Cello. Tho daughter of a distinguished naval officer is ono of tho leaders of the healthy craze. Her plump, well-rounded figure and swinging gait can bo seen on Pennsylvania avenue nearly every after noon, rain or shine, and she has the rud diest cheeks in Washington. She looks the perfect picture of health, but some of hor sharp sisters have been tracking up the secret of how her pale complexion disappeared so suddenly. It appears, so they say, that the young lady called in tin 'jerviccs of an old sailor who had known her over since she was a " wee bit of a thing," and told him that she was miserable bocause she never could have any color in her face. She asked him to tattoo her cheeks a delicate shade of red, and although tho operation was quite painful, she stood it bravely, and the consequence is that she will have a red face even after death. It is said that several society belles contemplate undergoing the samo course of treatment. Boston Traveler. 4 Uncle Sam's Publishing Business. 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