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r 8T0RY TELLING FOR PROFIT.
A Vocation Wlilch Serves to Earn a Liveli
hood. Tho information baa Just been spread
Abroad that a now avenue toward earning
a livelihood has opened Itself to women.
A young English woman has lutoly bo
come a professional story teller and goes
COSTUME OF 8UEDE BENOALHJE.
about lo "country "houses In the guise oT
guest to aniuso her companions on rnlny
afternoons.' Tho idea is a pood one, but
by no means now, and tho fact that the
just mentioned young woman In tho first
person known publicly to follow tho cull
ing, at least out of tho orient, docs not
prove her to bo Bpoclully original, for tho
heroine of onoof Thomas Hardy's novels
"Tho Hand of KthellMTto," if n-Collcc-tion
nerves earns her living by means of
her impromptu narrative powers und in
deed supports her whole family by exer
cising her enviable faculty In tho houses
of her wealthy friends. However, if tho
real story teller did got her notion from
Mr. Hardy, it is nothing ottnlnst her, mid
it Is to bo hoped that sho will bo success
ful enough to make the spinning of yarns
a recopnl2od calling, provided tho public
will refuse to accept any except first clans
entertainment. We all liko to read stories
of adventure and supernatural incident,
and wo oven liko to hear tulos that we
have- already read recited by an elocution
ist, flow much pleasanler it will bo to
hnve original tales told us, with all tho
natural inflections of tenderness, pathos,
fury and horror which we have to imagine
in our rending! There are persons who can
tulk very cleverly and tell a joke or story
to admiration, but who, when requested
to write tho samo things fur publication,
are utterly at a loss and cannot set down
a word. From tho ranks of theso individ
uals tho corps of professional story tellers
6hould bo recruited, for thoro Is no reason
why spoken narratives should havo no
market valuo while written ones havo a
recognized prloo. A ready tonguo is ono
of the most desirable gifts that nature can
bestow, but heretofore it has been of little
practical value unless the possessor becamo
a lecturer or political speaker. If women
who possess tho power of Invention und
flowing spcoch will tako pains to qualify
themselves and put conscientious effort
Into their preparation, they ought to niuko
a groat success of tho new profession and
will be more to be envied than ootors and
actresses, for the latter sway their audi
tors through the medium of other persons'
thoughts, whilo the story teller's Influence
Is entirely personal.
The costumo shown'is of sucdo benga
llne. Tho drcd skirt opens over a panel
of white embroidered gauze and is tied by
a knot of moss green moiro. The blquso
corsago has a long basque and is gathered
to a yoke of bias bands of moire and plaited
gaii7J The balloon sleeves are of suedo
bengallnc, the full epaulets of moire over
Wherein Farltlan Women Are Far In Ad
vance of the Auierlcutw.
A French household writer recommends
dipping net or guipuro curtains that havo
been washed into ajnixturo of. gum ,ura-
Ic and water In the proportion of 110
grams of gum arable to a quart of wa
ter. A yellow tinge may be obtained by
adding a little saffron previously dissolvod
In water. Tea moy bo used In plaoo of
saffron. A BtlU deeper tint Is scoured by
Lemon juice, although it gives trans
parency to tho nails, should not bo used
on them oftenor than twice a week unless
tho hands are discolored by fruit or ink
stains, since it has tho projierty of drying
the skin about tho edge of the nail, thoreby
encouraging hang nails, which are pain
ful as well as unsightly.
Ornamental hairpins are very favor
ably regarded at the present time. Gold
and Jeweled ornaments aro said to look
well in all shades of hair, although dia
mond pins, uiu hcarceiy luvoraoio to toe
brilliancy of blond tresses. Aqua marina
or turquoise is better for golden looks,
while coral is as becoming to black hair
as the mora precious diamond. Plain gold
pins aro particularly cffcotlve In red and
chestnut hair, whilo silver harmonizes
Well with flaxen or gray hair.
It is a pity that topazes still remain out
of fashion. They were highly prized 80
years ago, and tho pure White variety,
when it Is a true topaz, BtlU commands
the respectful attention of the jeweler In
spite of public neglect. Tho pink topaz,
being rare, is also valued, but no variety
is more beautiful than tho puro yollow.
In ono respect at leant and this Is said
with no thought of decrying Ainorlcan
womanhood on general principles Pari
sian women are far In advance of us. They
esteem ornament for its beauty and be
comlngness rather than for its pecuniary
value. This must arise from the foot that
their perceptions have been rendered more
accurate by being developed amid the re
sults of ages of artistic culture, whereas
we as a people are artistically crude, It Is
more honest to admit this truth, especially
as, like love and cough, it cannot be con
cealed. Besides wo have a preponderance
of advantages In other respects, and seeing
that we are crude is a long way toward
Have Plenty of Needles.
"I do not see bow women accomplish so
much with such wretched tools," remarked
a masculine orltlo the other day, "particu
larly, their needles; they will attack every
kind of work with the smallest of needle's
and with the most indomitable courage.
I really admire their pluck, but I often
wondor while watching my sisters at work
why they do not oave Implements adnptod
to what they are doing. A man would
have gdozcn different shapes of Deeijles
where the woman depends oh one slender,
insignificant little orticle for everything,
"I think that every necdlebook should
contain a sailmaker's needle with Its
curved point, an upholsterer's needle that
reaches any distance and goes through
anything, and so on regular trades nee
dles that we men use when we sew."
New York Tribune.
Judlo Chollct on Trying to Make Borne'
thing Out of Nothing:.
It is to bo hoped that we shall soon pass
beyond tho stage of reading and attempt
ing to follow directions how to convert a
shabby parlor for such advice is usually
intended for suburban and country resi
dents into a beautiful and artistic one by
means of somo old barrels, a scant meas
ure of denim, some turkey red cotton and
unlimited straw and ta s. .Securely pro
tected by tho insulutli medium of the
press, tho household writer revels in de
scriptions of this costless luxury. Even
when she preserves a fairly decent front
in directions for tho remodeling of the
down stairs region, onco among the bed
rooms sho flings all restraints to tho wind
and surfeits herself on castoff fruit tins,
dry goods cases, soap boxes and pink glazed
cambric at 4 cents per yard. Out of theso
materials sho creates, on paper, furniture
for nn exquisite sleeping apartment, which
needs only the addition of a burlap rug or
two and somo advertisement pictures
framed In julep straws to bo artistically
complete. It would bo interesting to
know on psychical grounds If tho person
Who is guilty of promulating such mis
leading folly sleeps well o' nights, in
poetical justice nho should bo tormented
by a perpetual nightmare in which sho
attempts to follow her own advice. The
hay padded box that sho declares so per
fect a substitute for tho usual couch with
springs and hair cushions should bo her
only resting place, and bIio should bo com
pelled to continually regard her favorlto
articlo of bric-a-brac a pickle bottlo
adorned with gilt paper aud scrap pictures.
When ahou.-ekeeK.r hnsurtistlo yearnings
and no means of gratifying them, she Is
in just tho position to bo led astray by
fallacious directions for making something
out of nothing, but "nothing comes of
nothing" and worso than nothing from
the something whieh consists of a scant
allowauco of colored cambric und unlimit
ed decorative ambition. Tho whitewashed
walls and bare floor of u convent coll are
more artistic and thorufuro more pleasing
to tho eye than cheap. frippery, for there
IS no pfctenso aboufthem 'ailil Therefore
no failure. If only ?1 or $3 can be afford
ed for refitting n room, let it bo spent on
fresh paint for tho woodwork or the fur
nituro or a pair of good muslin curtains,
which will be a real addition to tho at
tractiveness of tho apartment.
A sketch is given of n wall pocket made
of white or ecru linen and embroidered in
cross stitch, with red and blue crewels. A
set of flannel leaves is' added at the bot
tom to hold needles and pins. Each pocket
Is bound with braid across tho top before
being sowed to tho back, and the entiro
articlo is similarly bound around tho edge.
Cheap and Showy tioodness Worn to Give a
1 i1ho Iinpreurion,
Fortunately mural humbug Is going out
of style that Is, it is Hot so universal as
It once was. liy moral humbug Is meant
not saintly airs assumed to cover 6ome
grave delinquency, but the chonp, showy
goodness that is put on to glvo the im
pression of unusual gcnornl virtuo, such
virtuo as was tho pride of Mr. Anstey's
"Good Little Girl." We can every one of
ns, no doubt, by reflecting, recall on the
ono hand a person of this description as
full of excellent scntlmonts as the brother
of Charles Surface, who loses no oppor
tunity of making goody-goody observa
tions, pointing a moral or adorning a tale,
whilo In practical matters calling for the
oxcrclto of common honor and unsolflsh
friendship sho Is not to bo counted on for
a moment. On tho other hand, we can re
member equally well somebody who makes
no loud or persistent professions, but who
leads a truly conscientious llfo without
blazoning It to the world, to whom moral
obligations aro so much a part of her being
that she thinks of speaking of tliora no
oftcner thnn she speaks of breathing, and
who In time of trouble Is a city of refuge
und a rook of defense.
This seems and U OUtsldo of tho depth
of fashion, which Is a protty ripple that
plays on the surface of life, but as this part
tit ifeojaper.!? forwgmcn. n little, ranging
MOIRB AND TAFF'-TA COSTUME.
beyond" tfio immodiate subject may be aP
lowod now and then, especially If It is
made up for by the appwiranoe of an at
tractive pioture, In tho sketch given the
lower skirt and the Vest aro of rose colored
moire and the rest of tho gown of hand
brown taffeta. The bolero and collar are
embroldored with ntyl and gold beads.
Sand snakes may be reckoned numbers
of the boa group, They inhabit southern
Asia, North America and north Africa,
and one is found in southern Europe.
Q 0 $ f), ft
J5CBANT0N 'J BlBtJNE
o o o
Women Who Know a Uttle or Kverythlnf
and Much of Nullilnf.
Tho word ''fad" has somewhat altered
in its signification of Into years. Formerly
it -as used to express some especial tasto
or bent of the mind, permnliont and char
acteristic Now It means pnly a transitory
following of some scientific, social oromer
wlll-o'-the-wisp, tho pursuit being taken
up from a mere dcslro for now things and
dropped for tho same reason. A hobby,
provided it Is a fairly rational one, is an
xccilcnt possession and carries tho owner
over many n dull reach in llfo's journey,
but a succession of fads, however amusing
they may be for tho moment, are so super
ficial that they ore of no real ndvantago to
the ono who Indulges in them nna are
rather nonplusing, if tho word may be
used, to her friends. You tnect a young
woman whom you think you know very
well, and sho tells you In a weighty man
ner thut makes you feel your own frivolity
that sho has been attending a series of
medical and anatomical lectures and has
concluded to become a physician. Seeing
her again somo time after, you Inquire
how sho is progressing in her medichl
studies, and she looks blankly at you and
tells you in a surprised tone thut she Is
working at art and thinks of studying
abroad next year. Later on you observe
her in the preliminary stages of journal
ism, socialism, literature, slumming,
housekeeping on tho sclentiflo plan, as-'
tronomy, klndergortening, needlework
and any other professions that happen to
be going. At ono timo she divests her
apartment of everything except tho stern
est necessities because biology has bid her
beware of microbes.
A sketch is given of a princess gown of
changeable taffeta, suedo and blue. It Is
trimmed With bretellesand straps oil suedo
satin fastened with stool buckles.
Plain Attire Often Receives the Contempt
of Silly Clcrka.
It has been often said that a woman
should wear her plainest and least preten
tious clothing when sho goes shopping.
Certainly natural sense and good taste
would Indicate such attire as tho most ap
propriate and therefore the best, but prac
tical experience leads oue to believe that
her best bib und tucker are tho only wear
for the woman Who goes forth purchasing
and to purchase. Plainly and quietly
dressed, sho Is an object of contempt to the
salespeople. As a rule, she has difficulty
In finding anybody to wait upon her, and
when found tho sales person assumes an
overbearing, even belligerent, air and
takes no pains to supply the wants of the
modestly attired customer. Sides men and
women are alike prone to slight the plain
ly dressed woman aiidfavortho onowho
wears "silk and diamonds. Thls'cohdltlon
of things may seem a trifle to a man, who,
not having experienced it himself, docs not
know all tho small practical annoyances It
implies. Almost every woman fully ap
preciates the spirit that prevails behind
the counters of tho majority of shops, how
over, and Is beginning to think that the
lndulgonco of good taste nt the cost of
timo, patience, vexation of mind and lia
bility to Importlnonoo is too oxpcnslve a
luxury. She reluctantly puts on hor frills
and furbelows when sho goes on a shop
ping expedition in order to secure the or
dinary politeness and professional atten
tion of the persons whose business it Is to
show goods and to whoso courtesy all cus
tomers ore entitled, whether they wear
calico or velvet.
If there is any woman whose experience
has been so limited that she has not al
ready proved the truth of these statements,
lot her go shopping ono day In a plain,
liiconsplououe gown, and again the next
day In one of obtrusively fashionablo cut,
color and trimming, and she will ascertain
at once whether good taste always pays In
anything except a certain placidity of
mind. It is satisfactory Intellectually to
follow one's natural promptings In regard
to the abstract fitness of things, but the
practical result of such a course Is some
The oostumc Illustrated is of nickel gray
lnolre. It has a plain skirt and a round
bodice, the latter being covered with Jotted
tulle, which is gathered under a jet yoke.
The block satin belt has long floating
ends at tho left sldo. Tho moire sleeves
have a puff from shoulder to elbow and
thence are plain to the wrist.
It has been suggested that cobras lived
In Bavaria in middle miocene times, while
somewhat later n hnjre viper, liko thost
now living in the hottest parts ot Africa,
had its home in Switzerland.
Japanese jugglers are deft smokers.
Several ot them will sit before a curtain
and from the tobacco smoke which Issues
from their mouths will form a uaoteaton
of readable lettera
SATURDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 29, 1891.
A CHILD'S PRAYER.
One Lltlle Touch of Nulilre That Made
Many Bough Men Kin.
We were a round dozen ot the gloomiest
passengers that ever got together in a
Pullman car one warm June night coming
up from Atlanta. There were several rea
sons for the surly dullness, which deep
ened as the evening wore on. The went her
whs clammy and uncomfortable, whilo to
open the windows w:is to Invite a coat of
soot and shower of cinders. Moreover,
the supper hud been Undeniably bad.
With such conditions It was not to be
wondered at that au air of gloomy morose
ness pervaded the car. The only party who
did not openly evince any evidence of dis
content was it group of a sad faced limn, a
woman with a sulxlucd countenance and a
tiny tot of five, apparently the daughter of
the mun nnd the niece of the lady. We nil
knew well enough why they were so quiet.
In the baggage car was a rough box, and
the little girl clutched tightly a bouquet
of the same tuberoses we had seen carried
in with the colli n.
Cheerfulness did not increase as the
night grew on. Three drummers tried to
break tho gloom by relating rather ell
color stories In an audible undertone. A
disappointed speculator returning home
was confiding ills misfortunes to a mem
ber of congress en route to Washington,
and giving his opinion of the land specu
lation Into which he had been drawn in
language more expressive than elegant
and In a much louder tone than circum
Two Atlanta sports were talking over a
poker game, interjecting little bursts of
profanity into their Conversation, hardly
broad enough to merit reproof from the
conductor, but yet not the kind of talk de
sirable in family circles. Presently the
porter began making up the berths, com
mencing at the rear, where the funeral
party was ensconced. The train rumbled
on through tho darkness, the hum of dis
contented conversation filled the car and
none of the men paid tho slightest atten
tion to tho white jacketed negro and his
By and by there were sounds of a slight
disturbance from tho back part of the car,
which caused every one to turn their eyes
thither. In the middle of the aisle stood a
little fairy form clad in a snowy night
dress, her golden curls shaking over her
Shoulders by the rocking of the car, whilo
her blue eyes were troubled and half afloat
in tears. Sho was Baying in a baby voice,
which opposition hail caused to riso to its
highest pitch, distinguishable above the
rumble of the train, "Papa and auntie, I
must; mamma told me to before she went
to sleep." Seeing the attention ot the
other passengers drawn upou them, the fa
ther flushed and made no further remon
strance, aud the lady also drew back. The
little tot got down reverently upon her
knees by the side of the berth, clasped her
tiny hands and began:
Now I lay mo down to sleep,
1 pray tho Lord my soul to keep,
and so on through it all until the final
amen, adding "God bless papa and auntie
and poor little Annie, whoso mamma has
Then, unresisting, they tucked her into
the berth. There was no more story tell
ing, no more grumbling, no more growling
that night. Tho train rumbled on with
the sleeping mother in the baggage car
and the sleeping orphan in the Pullman.
The Secret of Keeping Young.
To keep young through advancing years
is by no means an easy task, and it might
without wide departure from the fact be
culled the art of modern times. Men have
dreamed of it in all ages, and the search
for the fountain of youth immortal has
been as keen as that fur the philosopher's
stone, which should transmute all tilings
to gold. It is only in these latter days that
it Is coming to be recognized that the whole
secret lius in the attitude of the mind
toward life; that it is not upou outward
resources that one Is to depend, bat th.v
the fountain ot Immortal youth is Within
one or nowhere.
Mankind iscoming to realize at last that
to keep young It is in the first place neces
sary to be young, and that the many per
sons who are born, so to say, in their sec
ond or third childhoods cannot remain
young because they have never been young
at all. It is realizing also that to retain
the youth When one possesses It it Is need
ful that one have extraordinary flexibility
joined to great persistence. Theconditions
of life alter with advancing years, and it
Is Important that the attitude of the indi
vidual toward life remains constantly that
It is not easy to put into words exactly
what is meant here, because the thing is
so subtle that it is well nigh impossible
for oue to define it even to himself, and yet
those who are capable ot achieving this
result are able to comprehend what i
meant. It is by no moans frivolousneMt,
since youth may be youth without btin
frivolous, and in those advanced In years
frivolity is not youthful so much as it U
repulsive. The incongruity which it brings
out between the years of the actor and the
role which he is playing destroys the illu
sion. Boston Courier.
A Talk About Ghost.
The Mere Boy had been troubled a littlo
with amateur photography lately. "I
should like," he said cheerfully to tho Poet,
"to take a photograph of your ghost."
"I'll make a note of it," said the Poet.
"Do you believe In spirit photography?"
"In the interests of morality," said the
Journalist, "we ought not to discuss such
a subject. It Las peculiar attractions for
the picturesquely inaccurate, not to say
the average fraud."
"Precisely so," the Eminent Person said
Weightily. "Spiritualism always ends in
"Photography generally begins with it,"
said the Mere Boy, less weightily.
"Besides," tho Eminent Person contin
ued, "if a ghost is material enough for the
purposes of photography it ought to be
material enough for many other things."
"So it is," said tho Mere Boy. "It may
be material enough for an entire Christ
"You know what I mean. If you can
nhotograph a ghost, why can't you catch
it and tame it and teach it to do tricks?"
"Well," tho Journalist said, "there is
n milled sadness to death, if the camera
Is to pursue us even into the hereafter."
Black and White.
Couldu't Very Well.
Principal Smith is one of the wisest and
kindest of teachers, but now and then his
watchfulness makes him oversusplcious.
In the geography class the other day his
eye fell upon a boy who seemed to be eat
"Jack," said the blaster sternly, "take
that piece of candy out ot your mouth at
To his astonishment a giggle went
around the room, nnd the next instant
poor Jack answered:
"I can't, sir; it'a a gumboil." Detroit
City and Country Trices.
Mr. Cltlniniin What in the world are
Mr. Suburb Milk and eggs and vegeta
bles and things.
"Huh! Why don't yea buy them in the
country, where you live?"
"I'm too nqor." New York Weekly.
Pretence of Mind In the Treacher's Tent.
A polecat threatened to break up the big
camp meeting at Simpson grove. It ambled
into the preacher's tent, and but for tho
coolness of Chaplain Sayrea, who warned
his brethren hot to throw kmta at ,
oean, it would have put every camper
uuiuh vor. rnuaaeinaia Keoord.
Walking on the Water.
Walking on water has been accomplished
bv at least two Englishmen Contain Tcr
ry and Professor 0. W. Oldrevle both of j
whom Use specially made floats, captain
Terry In 188 walked on the Thames from
Barnes to Mortlake, in England, at the i
rate of nearly four miles an hour, and in
timated an intention of walking across tho
thannel from Dover to Calais, but that
walk has not yet come off. Professor Old
revio, who U the champion water walker
of the world, has nindo several successful
exhibitions of his power both in Europe
and In this country, Ho successfully breast
ed the Niagara rapids, wnllrtng on the
rapids through Hunter falls 111 tho pres
ence of more than 5,000 spectators,
He also performed a daring and dntiger
ous feat in Boston bay on July 1!T, 1W.
Oil that occasion he started on a trial trip
across Hull gut, Three ur four harbor
boats passed near him and he was obliged
to take their wasu, but hotwithstanding
this he accomplished the feat easily in
fifteen minutes, the distance being about
a quarter of a mile. Then tho professor
whs taken into Mr, Cunnilt's steam yacht,
Which steamed away with him for his next
trip. He was lowered in(p the water and
at once turned his face toward the main
land. So rough was the sea that the breakers
Idd him from view nearly half the time.
The yacht followed as closely ns possible,
her occupants momentarily expecting to
Bee the professor disappear beneath the
surface and never rise. After a plucky
struggle a distance of five miles was suc
cessfully covered, and Professor Oldrevle
made a successful landing at a point near
The wooden floats on the professor's feet
were square boxes of cedsr four feet long,
furnished at the top with a recess for the
feet and in the bottom With a series of col
lapsible paddles, hinged to swing horizon
tally, and on the backward push present a
flat Burfaco like the membrane of a duck's
foot. Toledo Commercial.
Kewtpaper I'ostng-e Stamps.
A JC0 postage stamp who ever heard of
such a thing! A natural ejaculation for
ninety-nine men out of a hundred to make if
you talked of a stamp bo valuable, and yet
there are such stamps in dally use. There
are W stamps, too; $.'!0, 4, (12, (0, (0, ),
tl.UC, 90 cents, W cents and so on down to
and including 1 cent, all of a peculiar kind,
which not one man in a thousand, unless
he be a postal employee, ever heard of or
These Btampsarefor the payment of post
age on newspupers and periodicals. There
was a time when stamps were placed direct
upon the periodicals. Now Uncle Sam does
all the stamping himself. He has all the
fun of licking tho stamps, pasting them
on and then spoiling their handsome faces
with ugly black cancellation marks.
The stamps used for paying this postage
are about three-quarters of nn inch in
width by an inch and a quarter In
length. From 1 cent up to 13 cents they aro
a slate color; from 24 cents to 90 cents red
While the higher priced ones are red, blue,
yellow and green.
Tho Btamp bears upon it tho words
"newspapers" along oue side and "periodi
cals" on the other, the denomination mark
being in tho corner. The postage is paid
on the papers by check or cash, all largo
papers keeping a sum on deposit ahead
each week, i'ho postage for the day is
figured up according to the weight ot tho
package, and the stamps, to the extent of
the postage, aro then selected. These are
aflixed In a row to a sheet in a large book
Once every quarter these canceled stamp
slips are sent on to Washington, where
they ore kept for record. None of theso
stamps are ever sold. Minneapolis Jour
nal. The Swedish Clover.
Possibly the most remarkably instance
of foreign travel in a plant is In connection
with the Swedish clover. When Liunaeus
first saw It in Sweden it was comparative
ly scarce, and he supposed it to be a hybrid
between the red and the white clover and
named it Trlfolium hybridum. He could
not have beeu a believer in a modern prop
osition that hybrids are sterile, though
there are a tew sterile instances, as this
clover is abnndantly productive, whether
receiving the attention ot bees or not. In
America it was barely known ten or fifteen
years ago. At that time some sharp eyed
and nimble legged botanists were over
joyed at seeing a plant here and there
Now the traveler, with his eyes out of
the car window, may see it in abundance
everywhere. Ou Mount Desert island.it is
nearly as common as the white or red
clover. Its mottled white and red flowers,
and particularly sweet odor, make it a
favorite wild flower bunch for the ladies.
It is in most of the hotel vases as parlor
ornaments. Thomas Meehan in Phila
Pettiooat Homt Kule.
We were going through Canada, and as
Soon as we entered the queen's dominions
a St. Louis man who was in the smoking
car with us began to talk.
"No petticoat government for me," he
was saying; "I want to get out of this
country as quick as I can. I tell you, gen
tlemen, I never did believe in petticoat
government; women are all right In their
proper spheres, but when it comes to gov
ernment" At this moment the car door opened, and
through the volumes of smoke a stern vis
aged, spectacled woman presented herself.
"Is that you, Hiram? I guess you've
smoked about enough. Come back into
the sleeper. It makes me sick and dizzy
to stay here. Come, hurry up," and she
held the door open while she waited.
And Hiram meekly followed her without
a single protest against the home article of
petticoat government. Detroit Free Press.
Curry In India.
In India curry Is produced at first hand,
Different provinces vary the ingredients
and tho proportions. It brought together
the ladies of Madras and the ladies of Cal
cutta Would probably compare receipts,
each of course with her own preferences,
as do ladies from Philadelphia and Balti
more on tho stewing of terrapin, and the
ladies from New Orleans and Charleston
over the boiling of rice. In one province
coriander seeds predominate, In another
turmeric encroaches. Doubtless there are
family receipts for curry among the Brah
mins as precious as the receipts of Aunt
Ulcgg aud Aunt Pullet. Harpar's Bazar.
Bidding a Son Coodby.
Lord Charles, being ordered with his
regiment abroad, felt much concern at
bidding farewell to his aged father, whom
he might never see again. On his making
the announcement, the duke, who had
been reading, damped his emotion by say
ing shortly, "Goodby, Charlie, goodby!"
and, taking a lost look before leaving the
room, the son was mortified to see that the
father appeared to be as Intent on his
reading as ever. Fortnightly Review.
Wild Hor In Washington.
In Snohomish county, forty miles north
ot Seattle, are a lot of wild hogs, the num
ber being estimated at 600. Some years
ago about forty pigs got away from a
farmer, James Duval, and they have since
multiplied like rabbits. They are rapidly
developing all the traits ot the hog which
has never been domesticated. They are
becoming gaunt, long haired, long tusked
and savage, and they run swiftly through
the underbrush, forcing their way wher
ever they choose to go. Hunting them, as
hogs are still hunted in northern Europe
in the preserves of the nobility, is getting
to be a favorite sport of the young Snoho
miah farmers. Su Louis Post-Dispatch.
MOTION: To 0
"Washburn-Crosby Co. wish to assure their many
patrons that they will this year hold to their usual
custom of milling STRICTLY OLD WHEAT until tho
new crop is fully cured. New wheat is now upon the
market, and owing to the excessively dry weather
many millers are of the opinion that it is already
cured, anti in proper condition for milling. Washburn-Crosby
Co. will take NO RISKS, and will allow
the new wheat fully three months to mature before
This careful attention to every detail of milling ha3
placed Washburn-Cro3by Co.'s flour far above all
LOUIS B. SMITH'
Dealer in Choice Confections and Fruits.
BREAD AND CAEG3 A SPECIALTY.
FINEST ICE CREAM
1437 Capouse Avenue.
OlO YOU KMOW?
That we will GIVE you beautiful new pat
terns of Sterling SILVER SPOONS and
FORES for an equal weight, ounce for ounce,
of your silver dollars. All elegantly en
graved free. A large variety of new pat
terns to select from at
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All Grades, Sizes and Kinds kept in Stocfe.
Of every description on hand. Prompt Bhipmenta guM
Chains, Rivets, Bolts, Nuts, Washers, Turn
buckles, Bolt Ends, Spikes and a full line of
BITTENBENDER & CO.
We have the following supplies of Lumber secured, at
prices that warrant us in expecting a large
share of the trade.
Paclflo Coast Red Cedar Shingles.
"Victor" and other Miobigsn Frauds of
White Pino nnd White Cedar Shingles,
Michigan White and Norway Pine Lum
ber and Bill Timber.
North Carolina Short and Long Leaf Yel
Miscellaneous Btoclcs of Mine
and Mine auppues in general.
THE RICHARDS LUMBER CO,
Commonwealth Building, Scranton Pa.
HEART LAKE, Susquehanna Co.
U. E. CROFCT Proprietor.
fllHIS HOUSE iiitricOy temperance, is new
I nd well furniaheil n4 OPKH.l To
'J HK PUBLIC TUB YBAR KOUXD; Is
located midway bstwesu Montrixa au I Sorau
tnu, on Montrooe and Lackawanna Kallroad.
miles from D., U & W. B. It. at Alford
Btatioa,and Ore milM from Mtn.; ca
pacity, WKtity-UTo; three miuutes' walls t rom
K. R. station.
GOOD BOAT. KTniNG TACKLE, ate,
HIKE TO 6UK818.
Altltnde about 1,'XIO feet, equalling in this
rospect the Adirondack and CatuQl Moun
tains. Una grov4, plenty of ahada and beautiful
ornery, inaktnf a .Summer Hesort unex
celled in beauty and ohatpnem
Dancing pavilion, awiuca oroqnet er onnda,
4c. Cold Spring Water and pbnty oi Milk.
Kate, 91 to StO par week l.BO per
' Kenrrinn tickets sold at all Stations on D.
L. & W. Hues.
Port meats aU trains.
,OR9 OPEN FROM 7 A.M. TO 11 P.M,
lALi AIT1MIUB U1VI1. TO BUi?
FAMILIES W1XU ICE UIBAJU.
Juniata County, PennsylTanla, White Oak.
SulliTan County Hemlock Lumber and
Tioga County Dry Hemlock Stock Boards,
tlk County Dry Hemlock Joists and Stud
Rails, Mine Ties, Mine Trops
BIN IN(J, BLABTINQ ANT SPORTIUa
Uanuf&ctnred at the Wapw-Uonen Mils, L
serne county Pa. and at WU
HENRY BELIN, Jr.
General Agent for the Wyoartnt District
u8 Wyoming Ave., Scranton P
Third Mttkwal Bank BoiUli
THOS. X)RD, PlttaVona.
JOHN B SMITH BOrTt Plysmue. Pa
E. W. aULLJOA. WUkwUarre, Pa
Affenta for the Uepaone Ubeadoal Oast
Cany 'a Uch. Kxplftvea