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My Calf Skin Business is absorbing my capital, time and
attention, and, having decided to close out all of my other
branches of business as well as my miscellaneous personal
property and real estate; I offer for sale all the land I own
except that occupied in my business and my dwelling, and will
dispose of same at very low figures and on easy terms of
The Following is a
One 250-Acre Farm with fair dwelling, barns, sheds, etc., suitably di
vided into tillage , pasture, wood, timber, sugar place and apple orchard; running
water at house and barn, school house on land that was formerly part of the farm,
aw-mili within one-third mile, soil strong and productive, and farm would be re
garded worth $3,000 as farms are selling. Will sell it for 82,000 500 down, bal
ance $100 per year.
One 50-Aere Farm, fair buildings, good water, good soil; price $750250
down, balance 50 per Tear.
One 5-Acre Farm near Hyde Pars: Tillage, suitable for a laboring man
who wishes to keep a cow and raise his own vegetables; price $500150 down
balance 50 per year.
One Dwelling House in Hyde Park Tillage, location good, buildings new
and good size; price $1,000 300 down, balance 50 per year.
Sixteen Acres or Land jnst out of Hyde Park Tillage a choice desirable,
meadow, not one-half acre in the piece but what is good; price $30 per aore by
measure. Will sell part or all.
Several Good Building Lots in nyde Park Tillage. To enterprising and
Indus trious young men who can raise 200 dollars to put into land and labor, I
will furnish the timber, lumber, stone, brick, nails, glass, doors, sash, shingle
and lime, wherewith to build respectable houses, and allow payment therefor to
bo made in $25 semi-annual payments. Laud in parcels of one, two and three
acres will be sold on favorable terms to those who want land with same near by
Price of lots, $75, $100, $125 and $150 each.
One Store in Hyde Park Tillage, known as the "Corner Store," ox "Page's
Block." It ia rented for five years at two hundred dollars per year, but ar
rangements can probably be made to have the lease vacated if desired. Price,
$2,000 $300 down, balance $100 per year.
Sixty Acres Timber Land in Johnson. This lot Is lease land and not sub
ject to taxation, but is subject to an annual rental of $12. Will sell my equity
for $125. I never saw the lot, but am informed that it is within two miles of a
sawmill, no bad hills between mill and lot, and is represented to me to be cheap
for any man desiring a logging job. Terms, $50 down $25 in one and $25 in
two years, two dollars per M. stum page reserved until I am paid.
One Timber Lot of about one hundred acres, lying on the banks of the
mill pond which supplies the new H. 8. Haskins mill in Hyde Park. Price $300
$100 down, 25 per year. Two dollars per M. stum page reserved till lot is
paid for.
One Building Lot in Belmont, Mass., within a few rods of both the Vt. and
Muss, and the Fitohburg depots at Waverly. Prioe $100100 down, balance 50
per J CM.
An examination of the property will show I believe that I have placed valu
ation much below what good judges would appraise it, but I am determined tc
close it out and relieve myself of the care of it at the earliest moment practicable.
Parties desiring safe and paying investments will find this property well worth
their examination. To suoh as want for their own use either of the parcels of real
estate above offered, I confidently recommend AS CHEAP any one of the above
described lota.
Hyde Tart. Y, Fob 2,
Sale !
Wood Lots,
Etc., Etc.
Partial List or my
The working life is the life of peace,
The words of the wise are golden;
And down the line of three Jiundied years
Comes the truth of these words grown
Not the days that
re passed amid song and
In dreamy, inactive leisure,
But the days that are strong with the stress of
Are those of the truest pleasure.
The eyes that look straight toward God and
Nor turn from the palh of duty,
Are the eyes that see, in this changeful world,
The sights of the truest beauty.
Who lives for earth and for self alone
Must find his enjoyments shallow,
While he who Uvea but for God and right
Finds something each day to hallow.
He who k bound by the yoke of love,
And regains his freedom never,
Has hi perfect liberty here on earth,
And he shall be free forever.
Oh, life is short, and its skies sometimes
Are darkened with care and sorrow,
But the loyal-hearted, the brave of soul,
Has always a glad to-morrow.
Then let us patiently bear the cross,
Onr service and love confessing,
For the life of labor and faith and love
Is the only life of blessing.
Marianxk Farsisohim.
"May I go with you!
' asked Win
be calling at
near Pebbly
Waters, who chanced to
the Life-Saving Station
Beach, one cveninsr.
''Oh. yes." replied Sam Williams, in
nis nearty way. "Plenty of room.
bam was about leaving the kitchen
winch was a.so the living room of the
Life-Savins; Station. The clock on the
wall had just blithely sung out, "One
two three four five six seven
eight t t!" Some of the crew had
sleepily stumbled up the short, narrow
eight ot stairs lending to their quarters
for the night. Siines Towle, who, until
the appointment of a keeper, was now
acting as the head-man at the station,
had gone into the boat-room adjoining
the kitchen. It was a room about thirty
feet long, with a big door mouth in
front, and a glass ere on' each of two
sides. The boat-room contained the big
surf-boat, warranted to be twenty-four
feet in length and not to sink, as it was
buoyed up by air chambers at each end.
Then there was a cart, loaded with all
kinds of apparatus needed for the relief
of a wreck, and ready to be rolled out
of the boat-room's "mouth" the very
moment it was opened. In this room
there were also coils of rope, a light
ine to be shot to a wreck and a mortar I
for shooting it, a breeches-buoy, a life
car, drawers packed with rocket and
coast signals - how many things, indeed !
The acting keeper now enme out of the
boat. room, swinging a lantern in his
hand. lie was a short, atoiit man with
gray whiskers and blue eyes, and he
was dressed in a blue flannel suit.
"You all ready, Sam J" inquired the
acting keeper.
"Jest about."
Sam had put on a short, heavy fisher
man's jacket and a "sou'wester," and
tucked his trousers into a pair of long
rubber boots that an elephant (small
one) could have walked in. Beneath
the drooping eaves of his "sou'wester"'
protruded a sharp red nose, and some
where in the rear flashed two bright
brown eyes. A long sandy beard
fringed like a broom the lower portion
of his face.
"Here's your time-detector," called
out the acting keeper.
"All right," said Sam, picking up a
small leather case, to which was at
tached a long leather shoulder strap.
"And let me see! I b'lievc I have
got my coston signal," exclaimed Sam,
clapping his hand down on his pocket
and proving its contents. The "signal"
was a small black package, perhaps
three inches long and an inch in diame
ter. ' It fitted into a brass socket fur
nished with a handle. When the han
dlo was pressed down, this drove a
sharp rod out of the socket into the sig
nal, striking a percussion cap which
ignited a fuse. "Come, Win!" called
out Sam, snatching up a lantern.
"Time I was out on that 'ere beat."
He opened the door to let his com
panion out, closed it, and then halted a
minute to get, as he affirmed, his
"There's a moon somewhere, and it
isn't dark," he said, looking up to the
stars that snapped like small coals on a
big, black hearth. Then he looked off
on the sea, which was an indefinite
mass of darkness, but announced its
presence by a steady and rather a sav
age roar-r-r-r! There was a little snow
that whitened the rocky rim of the
beach along which they slowly trudged.
"What do you say they call you?"
asked Win.
"I am a surf man, and that means, I
s'pose, good at handlin' a craft in the
surf; and then I go on these boats and
am a patrolman," replied Sam.
"How manv watches do you have at
"AVall, the first watch is from sunset
till eight, and the second from eight
till twelve, and from twelve till four is
the third watch, and from four till sun
rise, or at eight, is the fourth watch.
Then comes the first watch again. We
have to go in the daytime if the weather
is so thick and hazy that we can't see
two miles each way from the station.
That 'ere lookout on top of the Station
is where we watch on clear days, and
we put down each vessel that passes."
On they stumbled, over the black, slip
pery rocks that the tide had lately
washed, sploshing now through dark
pools, then stepping into a patch of
soft gray sand, or hobbling over the un
easy pebbles that gave, the beach its
name. All the while Sam's lantern
twinkled faithfully by the side of its
master, and Win kept up a persevering
fire of questions.
"Do you have many in your crew?"
"We have a keeper and seven surf
men, one bein' cook. I tell ye, Win,
on a howiin' night, it is tough goin'
along shore. Once I was an hour and a
half coin' a mile. You sec, my lantern
was blown out, and then I couldn't sec."
"How many stations are there in the
United States?"
"There were one hundred and eighty
nine by the last official report, but there
are more now. They are addin' all the
time Here, at this station, we go on
the first of September and leave by the
first of May, and ea:h man has fifty dol
lars a month from the Government. We
have to find, though, our own rations."
"Now, Sam, what would you do
should you see a wreck?"
"Wall, I should burn my signal, and
hurry to the station and rouse 'em."
"What then?"
"AVall, we should launch the surf
boat if it wasn't too rough, and if 'twas,
we should get out the mortar and the
Lyle gun, and fire a line to the wreck,
if near enough."
"YVhf.t then;"
"Wall, we should send "em a life car
or the breeches buoy, and ii they're
sensible, they'll come ashore in a 'mazin'
quick time."
They had now left the beach, and
were crossing a snowy field.
"So quick!" said Sam. "Here we
are at the house where I take out my
"In that leather case you carry?"
"Yes. This is an ingenious way, I
think, to make us faithful. Do you see
that key?"
As Sam held up the lantern, Win
caught the gleam of a brass chain that
secured a key to the wall of a house.
Sam took the key, inserted it in the
time detector, turned it till it clicked,
and then, turning it back, withdrew
and placed it in its niche.
"There, when you heard that click, a
little dial inside was struck, and to
morrow mornin' the actm' keeper will
ftakothe dial out, look at it, and see
the record of my faithfulness," said
Sam, proudly.
The patrollman here turned, and.
pointing hi anain nose toward' the
beach once more, followed it faithfully
w ltn mm went tne battered old "sou -
wester," time detector, coston signal
and all, till, once more, Sam and his
young companion were stumbling over
the slippery rocks, among the dr pping
pools, the sand patches, and the ugly
bowlders and pebbles.
"Hullo 1" exclaimed Sam, suddenly
and excitedly. The patrolmaan, who
had been slouching along, lazily swing
ing his lantern, apparently seeing noth
ing but his rubber boots, and yet in re
ality watching the dark, treacherous
sea closely as a hound would eye nn
enemy's track, was a very different be
ing now. His figure straightened ; the
old sou'wester went back as if struck
by a big meteorite. Down he set his
lantern, out came his coston signal, the
rod in the handle was forced down, and
up into the night flashed a red light.
The rocks, the pools, the sand, the surf
were stained by this warning ray, while
bam danced along the sands, and then
slipped down to the edge of the crim
soned, tumbling surf as if a gazelle and
not a heavy patiolman were inside the
big rubber boots.
"What is it?" asked the astonished
Win, who thought Sam had gone crazy.
"Don't ycr see?"
"Oh, yes! There it is!"
The "it" was a dark object that Sam
pronounced a "coaster," its sails loom
ing up against the starry sky, and mov
ing dangerously near the rocky shore.
"AH right!" exclaimed Sam. "She's
doin' better! Didn't you hear 'em say,
'Hard up! Fut your hel-um up !' "
"I tell ye, a patrolman is all cars at
such a time."
"All legs, also, I should say."
"Ha, ha! she's all right! Next time,
you land lubbers, try and do better."
"Wonder who those are aboard!"
"Don't know. However, I'd signal
if I knew it was my worst enemy."
"Have you any enemies?" asked Win,
surprised to know that this good na
tured patrolman had an enemy.
"I boffan to think I had one t'other
day," said Sam, as the two slowly
walked toward the station. "Our life
saving stations are set of in dcestricks.
and there's a superintendent over each
one. Ours came down on me last week
his name's Myrich 'cause he said I'd
been drinkin' at the village the night
afore, and he could prove" it. He said
1 U JC'lt myr nflmn, am Willi.m..)
chalked on the saloon counter. It wasn't
me, for 'bout that time I wasdewn here,
as I ought to have been, but I couldn't
prove what they call an a'ibi orlallyby,
as a man said for nobody here saw me
jest that hour, as I was outside the
house, a stroilin' back of it. Myrich
was down on me, and didn't drop me,
but put me on probation. Me on pro
bation ! I felt pretty hard toward Mv
rich, I tell ye."
Sam fumed all the way to the station,
and yet when Win asked him if he
would have burnt that signal for My
rich, Sam's prompt answer was: "I'd
have burnt it for a dog, and course I
would for Myrich. Mustn't let your
feelin's interfere with your duty."
The next day Sam was about entering
the station after a walk down Pebbly
Beach, when he halted in the door
way. There was the little living room.
Between the two windows, eyeing the
east, was the stove. Above it was a
wooden frame for drying all kinds of
wet things. A cupboard was in one
corner, and opposite was a yellow din
ing table. Over the table, on the wall,
ticked a clock, and a barometer said
"Fair." The surf men were sitting
about the stove. Were they all surf
men? Out from this group stepped
Mr. Myrich, the Superintendent of the
life-saving district. Advancing toward
Sam, he said, "Williams, you know I
felt obliged to put you on probation
the other day, but I learn that I was
mistaken in my man that somebody
else by the name of Sam Williams was
the chap in that 6aloon at the village.
I learn that you were the patrol who
burnt his signal so promptly last night,
and I happened to be in that very ves
sel. I came here to transfer the acting
keeper to be the head of another sta
tion, and I shall write to Washington
that they must appoint you keeper
And what could Sam Williams say?
Imagine ! Christian Union.
Afraid to Give Them the Chance.
The Cincinnati Enquirer says: New
Orleans to the Northern-bred man is a
city with its strongly contrasted popu
lation, and not the least interesting
place there is the Health Office, where
is kept an accurate record of births and
deaths. From there also all marriage
licenses are issued, and the men behind
the long counter come face to face con
stantly with the sorrows and joys of the
great population. A marriage license
is a necessity, but the absence of it had
not deterred" an old African frohi join
ing in holy bonds at different times
fully one hundred of his color and kind.
Finally, from some source or another,
the olil man learned that his marriages
were not legal without the record and
its accompanying license, and he be
came troubled in his mind. He ap
peared at length at the Health Office.
"Mawnin'," said he as he ambled in.
"Be dis de place whar you obscure de
license to marry?"
"Yes, sir."
Then with much evident mental per
turbation he proceeded to state his case,
and to express his desire and design to
right the wrong.
'Have you no record of the marri
ages you have made?"
"No, boss, I have none. Ncbber
thought but what I was intendin' to de
Lo'd's Irtisincss. But they's legal, ain't
they?" he continued anxiously.
"No. I am afraid not; and the only
thing for you to do will be to marry
them all over again."
"'The old man smiled and wagged
his pate at this advice and said:
"Yah! No, Sah! Y'ou 'spose I's
gwine let dem niggahs know they'se
not married? No, Sah. Why some of
dem young bucks is done tired now,
and if I tell 'em they'se not married
they'll be droppin' out jes' like tarrypin
jumpin' oil a log."
A new ooi,d country is paid to have
been discovered by a shipwrecked
French sailor in Patagonia, between the
Straps of Magellan and the river Galle
gou. The man had collected from the
tonds a little fortune when taken oil tho
coast by a steamer.
Utile Stories Illustrating Bravery in Wo.
Every night hundreds of people, in
fear and trembling, with sticks in their
hands, look below- the bed for that
"Man.'' Poor Pussie gets many a
knock when .her glaring eyes shine
bright through the darkness, and the
stick is brought thundering down on
her sensitive back. If Pussie gives a
fright to her good mistress, she pays
her back when she springs out and
leaves her mark on the good woman's
nose, while her lord and master, unfeel
ing wretch that he is, growls "Serves
you right. What in all 'the world do
you expect to find !"
But if women especially women who
have nerves oftenest lryTi2the hid
den foe, they are not tjthfan,vearc.h
ers, for there is a story-0t V worthy
Scotch laird, who ""JJC:l- man,"
and who brought a'l hftvilisejiold to
his room, with his shouts in laughter.
THiere they saw the laird pulling out a
man by the heels, and heard hiai cry: .
"Come oot. I've found ye noo. My
certy, I've looked every nicht for twenty
years, and this is the first sicht I hae got
o' ye." Then the laird gave the "Man"'
the reward he had laid up for 20 jears.
There is a story told of a lady who
somehow saw that a man had got below
her bed. She was up in years. Her
maids slept quite at another end of the
house. She knew that to scream out
was to bring death to herself. So she
sat down and calmly read aloud, then
prayed, and then went to bed. And
then the man, conscience-stricken, left
the house, and years after said that her
coolness had reformed him; and her
brave and noble conduct had made him
ashamed to rob or hurt any one in that
But there are very few people living
who could copy that old lady's coolness.
Most women would have screamed, or
looked below every bed in the house at
a reasonable hour, with her maids
armed with pokers in their company.
Among the many stories of men found
in hiding below the bed there never
seems to have been one who was not
armed to the teeth. And he always
w:.s found out and punished as he de
served. Nor is it to be wondered at.
For creepiug under a bed is no easy
task. It takes learning. And one won
ders how any man armed to the teeth
ever managed it. He must have felt his
position dreadfully.
In the West there is a story of two
servants left in charge of a large man
sion near Glasgow. The cook had gone
first up to bed, and when the housemaid
followed she saw the heel of a man's
boot where "nac buit should be," and
remembering the warning she had got,
she determined to "do" the owner. It
would never have done to have told the
cook, but she was exceedingly anxious
to tell Aleck, the gardener.
"What a time ye're comin' to your
ted," grumbled her "neebour."
Deed ye may say it," answered tho
housemaid. "Sic dirty wark as I hae
had. I hae fair spoiled a' my soon."
"Ye'll be shaking it here an' makin'
stour," said the cook.
"I hae mair sense," answered the girl
as she opened the windtr and shook
r qrf-ss -"ZTnAk, it,"
"Mercy on us thqjv
cried the cook. "Ye'll
mistress. My word, you're in for 't."
"Ay, but I'll fetch it up," said her
neebour, as she flew down the stairs,
and then on to the gardener's, leaving
the poor cook quite easy in her mind,
little dreaming of "armed to the "teeth'
so near her.
The gardener was in the room before
the "goon" was, and that man was
pulled out and got his deserts.
A Few Hints that Mav be Fat to Practice i
From Huper's Baz&ar.J
The home dress-maker who wishes to
furbish up the front of a partly worn
corsage is advised that soft vests or
plastrons are easily put on, and are more
stylish than smooth vests. A single
breadth of surah silk is all that is need
ed, and this may be used alike for silk
or wool dresses, and may be of the same
color or in bright contrast. Hed or white
soft vests are seen on dresses of almost
any color, and it may be added here that
the crinkled- silk Japanese crape is
chosen for very handsome vests in
stead of surah. The top breadth is shir
red across the top, which is curved to
fit the neck of the dress in front, and is
sewed on three inches of the right side
of the dress neck, making the middle
reach the buttons, and is then lapped
the same distance on the left side,
where it, disappears under a re vers of
the dress goods or of velvet. This vest
may be long enough to extend to the
waist line, or even to drop below it in a
pull, or it may be a short square or else
pointed to stop at the top of the darts,
where a stomacher may meet it, or the
fronts of the dress may be laced below
or simply buttoned.
A high velvet dog-collar also freshens
up a dress, and when made with the vest
just described, should lap to the left
side, and be cut in a point thjfc, or else
held by a small bow of ribbon.
A bright yellow or poppy red Japan
ese crape vest is liked for black silk or
grenadine dresses, and with this may be
V spaces cut between the vest and
sleeves, and filled with a puff of the
crape. The sleeves arr then completed
with a puff of the saniflfcfehiing out like
an under-sleeve, which is gathered on a
wristband of ribbon.
A yard of beaded passementerie can
be made to trim" a plain waist and sleeves
prettily by putting a row down each
front from neck to darts, beginning an
inch beyond the button-holes. The
lower end is finished with a point or a
tassel. A row of the trimming is placed
on the upper side of the sleeve at the
wrist, and below this is a gathered scarf
of the dress goods. If a dog-collar is to
be covered with the beaded trimming,
a yard and a half will be needed, and
galloon with straight edges should be
chosen in preference to the vine patterns
of passementerie. Beaded fringe two
inches wide may be cut in short strips
and placed crosswise each side of tho
buttons of the corsage. If the lower
edge of one row laps over the top of that
below it, this makes a very effective
A black surah or gros grain basque
tan be tastefully trimmed with three
eighths of a yard of jetted net, which is
gathered up as a full plastron, square or
in V shape, and there will bo enough
left for a gathered scarf on each sleeve
as a cuff.
To shorten in appearance waists that
seem too long, dress makers put a small
hair pad inside the back of the basque,
just below the waist line; this holds
the basque up, making it curvo out
prettily, and the drapery conceals it en
tit cly. Such a pad should be about four
inches square, not tightly padded, but
soft, and should be tacked to the three
seams of the middle back forms just be
low the belt.
To hold up weighty skirts modistes
now sew a strip of silk, in which three
( lengthwise button-holes are worked,
; across the back of the basque, rttaching
' it to the inside belt. Three buttons to
' meet these holes are then placed on the
j belt of the dress skirt.
When the Order was Organlzed-Who
are Eligible to Membership.
The organization known as the
Knights of Labor was organized on
Thanksgiving Day, 1809, in Philadel
phia, by Uriah S. Stevens, a garment
cutter, who had six other garment cut
ters associated with him. They formed
what was afterwards known as Local
Assembly No. 1, of the Knights of
Labor. The Order was con''ned to gar
ment cutters, but eventually other
branches of industry were organized
under the shield of the Order.
The organization grew slowly until
January 1 1878. It was all that time
without a recognized head. Through
the efforts of a few energetic members
a General Convention was held in Read
ing, Pcnn., on January 1, 1878, when
the General Assembly was formed, with
Mr. Stevens as Grand Master Workman
and Chides II Litchman, of Marble
head, Mass., as Grand Secretary.
There were about 1,200 branches of
the Order formed up to that time. They
worked secretly until January 1, 1882,
when the existence of the Order was
publicly proclaimed.
Sine that time the growth of the
Knights of Labor has been wondeiful
and enormous. So great has been the
increase that the chief officers have de
cided not to allow any more
branches to be started until April 15.
To gain admission, a person must be
engaged in some honorable branch of
industry. Both sexes are admitted to
membership. As a rule it is useless to
apply for admission, because it is a rule
of the Order to select members. Thus
a person may be proposed and rejected
without ever knowing it. Men are
usually proposed by friends who judge
them worthy of fellowship.
Business men can join. In an Assem
bly one hundred strong, seventy-five
members must be employees.
Meetings as a rule are held weekly,
but some Assemblies do not meet so
The Order is not oath bound. Each
member takes a solemn pledge, and if
he violates it he is expelled and black
balled all over the country. Violation
of the rules renders a member liable to
a suspension ranging from one to five
There arc two kinds of Assemblies
trade and mixed assemblies. A trade
Assembly is composed of men engaged
at one spechd branch of industry. A
mixed Assembly is composed of me
chanics, laborers, professional men and
so on.
Local Assemblies are governed by a
District Assembly, which may include
five or five hundred Local Assemblies.
The District Assembly is in turn gov
erned by the General Assembly.
The Order is benevolent, protective
and educational. The expenses of mem
bers are very light. A man may admit
that he is a member, but he is not al
lowed -to give the name of other mem
bers without their consent.
A Remarkable Case of Hoycolilng.
A Washington letter says: When the
season first opened here there was a
great promise of building. Never in
the history of Washington have so many
VL ' 1 -: ' I-s-.T.a t;on of
new nouses. I p to the present time
there is no building begun of any im
portance. The reason of this delay is
tne decision ol tne labor organizations
here that eight hours shall constitute a
day's work. The builders are waiting
to see if some sort of compromise cannot
be arranged, as such a schedule of hours
for a day's work wiU add fullv twenty
per cent, to the cost of building. If this
rule is adhered to not over one-half of
the houses that were planned for this
year will be built. Some of the con
tractors hope to get around the vexed
question by hiring men to work for
them by the hour. One of the most re
markable exhibitions of the authority
and power of labor organizations was
shown in Washington last week. Last
fall Mr. Warder, a manufacturer of
agricultural implements at Springfield,
O., came here to live. He has made a
large fortune in his business, aud in
tends in the future to make Washington
his home. He occupied last winter ex
Senator Windom's house, the same
house which was occupied by the Blaine
family last year. During the winter he
bought him a large lot in the vicinity of
Sixteenth, on E street. He intended to
build a house which would cost at least
$100,000. His plans were all made and
the work was begun several days ago.
Now the work is stopped and he cannot
get a single workman to lay a brick
upon his house. It appears that when
he was a manufacturer in Springfield he
became engaged in a conflict with the
Knights of Labor. He was boycotted
and the boycott has never been raised.
Last week the AVashington Knights ol
Labor received word from Springfield,
O., concerning Mr. Warder, and upon
receipt of that information issued orders
to all the workmen in the District
directing them not to work for him.
The result is that he cannot employ a
single bricklayer. As he is a very de
termined and wealthy man he will cer
tainly succeed in building his house,
but it will be in the face of the greatest
difficulty. Mr. Warder is a man en
gaged in business and went to Washing
ton for the purpose of investing his
property. He thinks well of real estate
in the city and would probably build a
number of houses. He pays the wages
demanded by the labor organizations
and has sought in no way to employ
non-union men. His work would em
ploy a large number of men during the
season. Yet because of the quarrel had
by him with the labor organizations in
the past all members of the labor organ
izations are forbidden to work for him
at any price. .,. .
He Finds the Team First Now.
There used to be, and possibly still is,
a canvasser on a leading paper who was
more widely known in South Gcomia
than any other man connected with the
business. One day the Colonel was
caught out at Mudville, 13 miles from
the nearest railroad station. He had
come there with a friend, but the latter
had gone off and left him. But he was
full of resources, and so he sidled up to
a lawyer whom he knew and said:
"Col. Smith, have you any one with
you going home?" "No; I am by my
self." "Well, I would like very much
to go; I have only this little grip." "All
right, sir; I will be glad to have your
company." "Thank you, sir. Conic
around and let's have a toddy." Around
they -went, had their toddy, and then
the newspaper man called for dinner
for two, and the lawyer did full justice
to his share. They then had a cigar at
the newspaper man's expense and an
other toddy thrown in. After they
finished their smoke the lawyer said,
"Well, Colonel, it is just about as cool
as it is a going to get ; suppose we go."
"I'm ready, sir; wherc's your team?"
"Team? I have no team. I am going
to walk. It isn't far; just a nice little
stroll." To have seen the newspaper
man's face at that startling announce
ment would have been worth a month's
waires. But he walked it all the same.
and afterward he alwavs found the team
first and then hunted up the man."
Si out, It is predicted that tho
niaplo groves of Vermont will produce
10,000,000 pounds this season.
Rrave onus Women Borrowed in
Lent En ii n I to the Tent An Exchange
of I'onrtrnies He was Improvident
Pol nnd DanhrH. Etc.
Mr. Van Duzen (to Mrs. Rich, of New
Yorkl "Mr. Porcine, of Chicago, has
asked for an introduction to you-. May
1 present him i '
Mrs. Rich "Porcine! Porcine! Oh,
he's that big pork-packer, isn't he ?
Oh, really, I can't meet him. He's such
a parvenue. Tell him, please, that I
really can t condescend to he introduced
to a man who can do nothing but sell
dressed beef. And stay come back
and tell me what he says
Mrs. Rich "Well, what did he
say s
Mr. Yan Duzen "Oh, nothing much
He only remarked that he was at least
modebt enough to dress the goods he
had for barter or sale."
Mrs. Rich "What did he mean by
that r
Mr. Van Duzen (innocently) "I do
not know, I'm sure. He looked pretty
Hard at your daugnter when he spoke.
Mrs. Rich "Sir! Do you mean to
insult me!" Rambler.
The other evening, when Fitznoodles
called on his girl, he found her with
tears in her eyes and her face tied up.
"It's the awful, awful toothache!"
she sobbed, as he asked for an explana
tion. "The dentist says I must have
two of 'cm out. Will you go with
me ?"
"Of course."
"And will you you also have a tooth
pulled ?"
"Two of 'em ?"
"Before I do ?"
"Yes, darling."
Then she flung the handkerchief from
her face, brushed the tears from her
eyes and gave him a long, lingering,
procrastinating kiss on the left jaw.
She had simply been testing his love,
and devotion. They will go to Niagara
Falls on their bridal trip. Detroit Post.
Insurance Agent "Mrs. Macgooni
gal, don't you think your husband would
like to have his life insured, so that you
would be provided for at his death ?"
iMrs Mac "No, sor: Ui don t Oi v
troid 'im wunst before."
Insurance Agent "You don't mean
to say you have already tried to have
him insure his life ?"'
Mrs. Mac "No, sorl But whin a
mon would go all through the war wid
out gettin' kilt, an' so deprive 'is wid
der of a dacent pension, he is too slow
cntoirely to have his loife insured, do
yer moind ?" PhilnilcJihia Call.
A ten-dollar-a-week Pine-street clerk
was boasting of the checks drawn for
large sums of money which he had
V li y y.nlnriln..1
passed through my
hands drawn for
$175,000. "
A pale faced young man witn a pim
ple on his chin smiled a sad, retrospec
tive smile, and ?aid:
"I saw a bigger check than that last
summer. A good deal bigger, to me."
"How much was it drawn for ?"
"Dollar an' a quarter. It was a check
for ice cream." JV. Y. Times.
Little Mabel "Ma, what is Lent ?"
Ma "WThy, darling, what put such a
question in your head ?"
Mabel "Oh, nothing; I only wanted
to know."
Ma "Well, let me see there are the
flat-irons to Mrs. Smith, a cup of butter
to Mrs. Jones, the carpet stretcher and
mouse trap to -"
Pa "Good heavens! that isn't what
the child means. Lent is a season of
forty days set apart in the spring to give
people a fashionable excuse to econo
A tramp met Senator Voorhees going
to the Capitol one morning.
"This is Mr. Voorhees, 1 believe," he
said, politely touching his hat.
"les," replied the benator.
"May I ask if you are not in favor of
the Urgent Deficiency bill ?'i
"I am."
"Ah! Then give me a quarter. I
think I've got the worst case of urgent
deficiency that has come before any
Senator in a long time."
The quarter was forthcoming. Wash
ington Critic
Young Lady (in Sixth avenue restau
rant) -"Are you keeping Lent, Clara ?"
Clara (looking over bill of fare)
Oh, mv! yes. We are High, you
Young Lady "What have you given
up ?"
Clara "Meat. (lo waiter) "lou
may bring me some whitebait, broiled
chicken, and cream-hashed potatoes."
(To friend) "Yes, I have given up meat
entirely until Easter. Papa thinks I'm
very brave.
"I see, father," said Rollo, looking
up from the paper, "that two boys in
Maine were frozen to death while going
to school."
"Quite likely, my son," replied
Rollo's father, "quite likely; a thing
that is liab!e to happen anywhere, even
in July. But you never heard of a boy
freezing to death while coming from
school. Never, my son." And that
gave Rollo something to think about all
morning. Brooklyn Eagle.
The Minncsotta Norwegians have
again Deen ccseDraung ine uiscovery oi
America by Niels Niedersson the Red-
The exercises opened with the reading
of the Djeclaratjon of Fjindcpcnd
jience and closed with the singing of
Hinil Cjolumbia. I jhappy J land.
Fjail, je J heroes Ijlieaven bjornyterne
whjich wjas gjven wjth a vjim that
lifted the Fjroof off the wjgwamj
"Arc you a customs ofliccr ?"
'Yes, sir.
"Well, I had a little package sent
over to me by the steamer Oregon just
little, valueless package, not worth
luorc than $10. Has it come in yet V
"Why, man, havetr you heard that
Ihe Oregon was sunk ?"
"No; was she if By George! I must
go right up and put in a bill for that
package. There were $12,000 worth of
diamonds in it." Chi' ago News.
A young man in a restaurant lately
overheard the following conversation
between two rather rough-looking but
evidently quick-witted young men who
came in to pet a lunch :
"Hello, Dick," said the first one,
"what's your throat tied up for ?V
"Quincv. Mass. "
"No: Q.uinc v. UV'-IJuinr's ftizar.
TERMS $1.50.
Fair spring has come, and winter days ars
over; j
Again we fondly dream of violets blue, '
Fort-runners of the daisies and the clover '
Confound this cold ! Kerchew ! kerchevr I
kerchew ! ;
Soon Trill the bluebird, dressed in gayest fash
ion, His chosen mate with sweetest singing woo.
Ah ! what a charm lies in his song ol passion:
Ah I what a Pshaw 1 Kerchew ! kerchew !
kerchew 1
The rivulet, from icy fetters breaking,
Tells to the glasses, as it passes through
Tho fields, ihe story of tlieearih awaking
To warmth and to Kerchew ! kerchew I
kerchew 1
Freed from the brown cocoons, soon will be
The bright-winged butterflies. Oh, this
won't do !
How can a chap to write spring rhymes be
When Oh ! ah ! oh ! Kerchew ! kerchew !
kerchew ! Harper' Jiazar.
lirt'-j Boy Pa, is the Golden Rule
made of solid gold ?
Pa No, its Bimply washed with
gold, and very thin at that.
A promising young ' man One who
gets his clothiug on credit.
- It is said to be easier to get a divorce
in Maine than it is to get a drink of
TnE woman who neglects her hus
band's shirt front is no longer the wife
of his bosom.
"Now, TnEN, you! There's a scraper
at the step aud a mat at the door! Your
slippers are in the entry I That hall has
just been cleaned.
The little children who used to stuff
Jumbo with caramels and peanuts can.
during the coming tenting season, go to
the circus and see him stuffed with saw
dust. A New York judge has decided that
it is not a crime to be poor. This may
be true; but certain investigations in
New York show that in a good many
cases it is a crime to be rich.
After all, $18,000 isn't so much to
pay for a peach blow vase when you
come to remember that ever since 1492
the American people have been paying
from 83 cents to $1.50 for a peach bas
ket with a quart of peaches in it.
"Make room for the girls!" cries the
Woman'1 Journal. Oh, pshaw, the girls
don't want much room. A chair that
will hold one with a tight squeeze, will
hold two very comfortably. Room for
the girls, indeed! Sit here, girls.
All the girls are not cruel. We know
a little 4-ycar-old who, when asked by
her father at the table if she would have
a bit of roast lamb, said : "No, I'll not
eat, not a bit of it ; it was tunning
when alive, and it was truel to till it."
A San Francisco family recently en
gaged a young girl from the East who
advertised that she had been "four years
in her last place." The family subse
quently learned that she would have re
mained" longer than four years in her last
phu.e if the Governor had not pardoned
her when he did.
"Going widing to-day, Awthaw ?"
"Naw. Got to work." "So sowy,
deah boy. What is tho aw blawsted
job, eh ?" "Maw's witten me a lettaw
nnd I've fv-w cot to wrad it Wfaw T
can make auolliaw dralt on naw. Did
you evaw hrah of such a - boah ?"
"Nevaw, deah boy, nevaw."
Dlftciission About Watchwords Days to
Celebrate, Etc.
When the meeting had been opened
in due form Brother Gardner said:
"It has been suggested by seberal
members flat, dis club orter hev a watch
word. We started out wid one, but it
somehow got lost in de bushes an' no
body eber went back too look fur it.
While I has no pertickler objeckshuu to
a watchword, my experience wid 'em
has taught me dat dey has got to be put
up in a good deal of sugar to be oi any
'Liberty or Death' am a good watch
word, if picked at de right soason of dc
year, out it won t prevent Dutes from
wearing out nor chillin' from cryiu' fur
"I once kno wed a man who took de
watchword of 'Dar Am Room at de
Top.' He kept it in his pocket all day
and put it under his pillar at night. In
two y'ars he was in de poo'house. He
found room on dc top floo'.
"I kno wed anoder man who doptcd
de watchword of 'Neber Despair.' It hit
him exactly. When his wife was b'ar-
fut, his chill'en hungry an' his rent two
months behind he put on a smilin' face
an' thought of his watchword. He sat
on de fence in de summer, an' sot by de
saloon stove in de winter, an de las'
I heard of him he was in jail fur six
months fur pickin' up property belong
in' to anoder man.
"It ain't in de motto so much as in de
man. Y'ou kin shout: 'Upward an'
Onward !' an' still go down hill all de
time. While I has no intenshun of bein'
personal, I would suggest de follerin'
personal watchwords:
"Samuel Shin: 'Let Policy Alone.'
"Whalebone Honker: 'Sell Off Some
o' Y'cr Dogs.'
"Pickles Smith: 'Laziness am dc
doah to States Prison.'
"Trustee Fullback: 'De man who libs
off his nayburs shou'dn't growl obcr
de fare.'
"Rotunda Jackson: 'De man who has
too much k wuss off than a dumb
Dc subjickam one which will keen, an'
any of you who am deeply interested kin
bring it up at de next meetin'."
Judge C'hewso arose to ask for infor
mation. He had heard dozens of people
inquire why the club did not celebrate
AVashington's birthday, and he would
now ask the reason.
"Mo' dan two y'ars ago, sah," replied
the President with considerable austeri
ty, "dis club resolved to celebrate but
once a y'ar, an' it was furdcr decided
to combine Thanksgiviu', Christmas an'
New Y'nr's into one gineral holiday au'
call it Thankschrisyear's. If members
would post up on purceedin's it might
save 'cm mo' or less embarrassment."
"Doan' we celebrate Fo'th of July ?"
asked the Judge.
"Not as a body. If anybody wants to
drink lemonade, eat cokernuts an'foller
a brass band araun' town dar am no ob
jeekshuns, but sich of us as prefer to sot
down under de plum tree in de back
yard an' feel sorry kin not be deprived
of de privilege by any ackshun of de club.
We will now escape homewards." De
troit Free Pre.
The Zoiiaves.
Ben Perlcy Poore says: Ellsworth's
zouaves placed great importance in the
fact that they all had belonged to tho
Fire Department, of the city of New
York. One day two of them strolled
into the office of the Secretary of War
and accosted the clerk, saying: "We
want to know when we are going to
have a battle." "Really, sir, 'J replied
the clerk. "I could not inform you, even
if I knew. You see, if we should tell
the people- who ask, the en.-my would
scon find out our plans." P'WY11," said
ih" zouaves, "nobody wants you to tell
the people, my ltt'le man: we ain't
people, wc are tirrmeu."
A Place where Knives and Forks r
Unknown Queer Food, and JIovw
it was Served.
The old saying that one-half the world
does not know how the other half lives'
was never more forcibly impressed upon
me than yesterday afternoon when I niado
one of a party which, headed by Wong
Chin Foo, descended the steps of the
basement at 209 S nith Clark street.'
Our energetic little leader had promised
us a surprise, and we got it. When we
saw him heading down the stairs we
thought he was after a change of linen,' .
but this was not the case. The sigu
above our heads read: "Ban Sun Coy,
Chinese Restaurant and Grocery." Tho
merry twinkle in Wong's eye answered
in the affirmative our inquiring- looks.:
At the door, a dense and pungent odor
saluted the nostrils, and for a 'moment
took away the breath of even experienced
Chicagoans. We found the basement di
vided off by thin, wall-papered partitions.
Under the sidewalk we caught a
glimpse of a "coon policy-shop" with its
group of anxious while and black faces.
On the right hand, facing us, was tho
entrance to a long, narrow passage to
the kitchen. On the immediate left
hand was the private apartment nnd
office of the proprietor, with its clean
bunks, its desk, and cash window.
Straight ahead was the dining room, and
straight ahead we went. The apartment
was about twenty by thirty feet, and
contained upon the right side a table
covered with white cloth and capable of
accommodating at least a dozen. On the
immediate lelt hand were four round
tables, covered with reddish-brown oil
cloth. A doorway guileless of door
joined this room with the kitchen, in
which were dimly seen three persons en
gaged i'i concocting the celestial cuisine
Against the, back partition was u side
board gaily ornamented with red paper
and knick-knacks. The walls were
papered with a peeu'iar pattern, relieved
at intervals with oblong re J placards
which might be anything from imperial
edicts to bills of fare. Around the top
of the walls; was a frieze made of smaller
placard placed closor together. These,
Wong told me, were the cards of last
New Year's callers. While he rushed
out to find some more of his countrymen
the proprietor emerged from the kitchen
aud smiled kindly at us.
One of the party, wishing to relieve
the Chinaman from embarrassment, said,
in a voice of great distinctness: "Mr.
Wong will come back in a minute." To
which the proprietor replied, in the
purest English: "Yes, I suppose so.
Will you be seated, gentlemen?" The
first speaker turned a little giddy and
nearly sat on the floor. Mr. Ban
handed around a box of C'hlor d'Limas,
and by this time Wong returned with a
party of friends, whom he introduced
severally. . Among them was another
Wong a cousin of the little Mongolian
journalist. The new Wong was much
taller than the other and fat. Then there
was Chinjr Ah Hen Jackson and several
Other gentlemen with names and costumes
more or less Anglicized. Chairs were
placed around the large table, and Wong
superintended the bringing in of five
large bowls with steaming contents.
"Now, gentlemen," he said, "let us sit
down" and down we sat. Upon the
table before each one was placed a pair of
ebony chopsticks and nothing else. Be
side the bowls and the chopsticks the
cloth held nothing.No plates, no cups, no
knives, no forks, no salt, no pepper, no
water, no tea, no potatoes. Nothing but the
steaming bowls out of all reach and those
ridiculous sticks. Then the waiters brought
in four. small bowls fUh'd with rice wine,
and placed before each diner a minute
pottery dipper, if I may so describe a
miniature bowl with a handle running off
at an angle of 45 degrees. In this bowl
reposed a little cup, the rim of which
was about the size of a 2-cent piece.
Each one under Wong's direction lifted
up the little cup and dipped it full of
wine, replacing it in the dipper. Thu
wine was like very" strong port, and
was the only liquid on the table.
Some little practice is required to man-
1 ulnlo v'opi'rlv Clitnr4n m, !-.,! t ,,
for knife and fork, especially wlion there
are no plates used, and flic, track of tiio
food from the bon is in the center to the
guests' mouth was marked by a line of
grease splashes upon the cloth. The
center bowl contained a soup of peculiar
flavor. Two of the others contained
what was really fricasseed chicken. In
the other two were curried chicken, :tnd
a mixture of something like escal!ocd
oysters with a sojip and mush
rooms. The peculiarity of the whole re
past was its high-flavored condition.
Everything was spiced to the topmost
notch, and tho throats of the Caucasians
cracked in their reproaches against their
owners. The chicken was oooked bones
and all. The bones, by some unknown
process, were softened and mashed till
they gave as little trouble to the escoph
agus as do those of the sardine. Every
one helped himself, and all ate from the
same dish in the most sociable manner
imaginable, Once and awhile the chop
sticks of an American and a Chinaman
would seize upon the same mor-el at tho
same moment, but the almond-optic gen
tlemen invariably gave way with the true
politeness of oriental hospitality. Tho
dinner did not come on in regular courses,
but when we seemed to have had enough
of one thing, Wong would send the bowl
away and replace it with something else.
Several varieties of Chinese vegetables
and fish made their app?arance and
were sampled with great interest.
Something with an unpronounce
able name, but which was really
fish -tripe, was voted a geut
delicacy, and lobster, prepared in a pe
culiar way, was also a gastronomic suc
cess. Tne soup contained agreat variety
of stranare vegetables, among them a
dark-green sea moss. Instead of our
salt there was provided small dishes of a
liquid prepared from beans, and which
answered the purpose. Then small pud-
ng.s of white rice tlower cunningly de
signed to represent on opening flower
were foui.d to contain a sw eet interior of
beans and molasses, or some sweet sub
stance. Bowls of rice were brougut in,
but it was eaten hot and dry without
milk or sugar, which accomj aniinciils
arc thought by the Celestials to spoil
both rice and tea. The rice was seasoned
and spiced rather too highly for Amcii
can palates, and Wong mercifully or
dered in some condensed-milk and sugar.
fter the repast was finished cigars were
produced, the board was cleared, and
clear tea brought in. A very interesting
discussion on the Chinese problem in
America whs begun, and Kcveral intelle
gent and thoughtful arguments advanced
by the host and his friends. This is the
only Chinese restaurant of the kind in tho
city, and on Sundays a great deal of
money is taken in here. The expensivo
Chinese vegetable's, however, reduce
the profits, so Mr. Ban says. C'iiaig"
Health and Sunlight.
Health seekers should make it a point
to get a daily sun bath. We all under
stand the bad effect of the withdrawal of
light from plants in winter. But it is too
easily forgotten that through the dark
days of winter the human body suffers
in the same way as vegetation, and hence
needs the therapeutic agency of sunshine
iu the sjn-ing to repair its wasted forces. A
writer in the last number of the Amerimii
Jli'teornhigiral Magazine forcibly st itcs tho
connection between sunlight ami health,
and quotes from Dr. Bell's lute work on
climatology the following weighty sen
tence: "Free access of light favors nu
trition and regularity of d ivclopincnt,
and contributes to beautify the counte
nance; while deficiency of light is usually
characterized by ugliness, rick -ts and
deformity, and is a fruitful source of
scrofula and consumption in any climate."'
This statement we may add, is corrobo
rated by a fact noticed by Dr. Hamino id,
that "various experiments demonstrate
that the action of I ght is of b 'iiofit in
many conditions, an emia, chlorosis and
phthisis being among the i:umbv." It
is probable that no of the chi f b: iu tits
derived by invalids from a winUr's so
journ at Alpine cr tropical re orts is due
to the larger amount of sunlight enjoyed.
Sen- )'!'. ll.ni'.f.
On ,i is ge.-stlcfrt wheu
ia it rwolutiou.
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