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Wish their many friends and the public generally a MERRY CHRISTMAS, and desire
to inform their patrons that they are better prepared than ever to accommodate
the Holiday Trade. The firm is celebrated as being THE MOST EX
TENSIVE in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and for carrying
The Pliresf, Best and Highest Grad? Goods, Domestic and Imported
SPECIAL PRIDE IS TAKEN IN CATERING TO THE HOLIDAY TRADE, AND AMONG THE CHOICE GOODS OFFERED ARE
Mount Vernon, .Medallion.
Canadian Club, Jamison's Irish,
reppcr, James K., "O.F.lV'i
Oporto, Clover Leaf and Sunset.
Duff, Gordon, Clover
Leaf and Sunset.
and Fine Recipes
Hints for the Housewife That May
Prove Just What Sue Wants.
POINTERS IX HOME ECONOMY
Try Them If They Arc New; They Will Not
Do Any Ilnrni and Percluiiicc Tlicy
.May lie tliu Very Things You
Huvo Wanted to Know.
An excellent flsh salad is made from a
boiled or bakedeoil. whiteflshorhallhut.
Separate the fish from skin und bones,
flake it with u fork, season with white
pepper and lemon Juice, nnd cover with
a mayonnaise dressing mixed with two
lablospoonfuls of horse radish grated
very tine and four tablespoonfuls of
whipped cream. A steak of any white
fish Is very nice served lce-culd nn.l
spread with a thick layer of mayon
naise. II II II
When It comes to cotton goods, most
housewives throw old clothes in the ras
bag and then go anil buy material to
cover comforts. Take your old print
and gingham dresses and rip thorn care
fully apart children's frocks, too and
then have everything washed ' and
starched. See that they are all Ironed
and folded smoothly and will not be in
a muss when you gat ready to work ut
them. Select three or four of the sets
of pieces and tear them in strips of, say
four to six inches wide. Sew pieces of
like kind together evenly, till you have
them the length of u comfort. Thon
sew the stripes 'together In alternating
stripes, sew on the machine, and before
you know It you have covers for a com
fort. The better part of the old pillow
Blips and sheets will answer nicely to
go In these covers, or If you like them
darker, there are cotton dyes that are
easily used. It Is such nn economical
way to use every scrap of old wrappers
and dress skirts. The thicker gingham
skirts can often be best utilized in mak
ing kitchen aprons.
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A very good apple-pudding Is made
from one pint of applesauce, made from
tart apples and moderately sweet, a
cupful of fine dry breadcrumbs, a ta
blespoonful of butter, and the yolks
of two eggs. Beat and mix the whole
until light, put In a -well-buttered pudding-dish,
nnd bake half an hour In a
moderate oven. Slake a meringue of
the whites of the eggs and powdered
sugar, and brown delicately. lirown
Hetty da also a healthful and good des
sert made from breadcrumbs and tart
apples. For it only needs two cupfuls
of tart apples sliced or chopped fine,
half a cupful of brown sugar, a tablo
epoonful of butter, and for seasoning
either grated yellow rind of a lemon,
cinnamon, or nutmeg and a cupful of
powdered breadcrumbs. Butter a pud
. dlng-dlsh well and cover the bottom
with a layer of apples. Scatter with
bits of butter and the lemon rind, or a
very little spice. Cover with n layer
of breadcrumbs. Use the apples and
bread alternately, seasoning na at first.
The top layer should be crumbs. Cover
and bake In a moderately hot oven hailf
an hour, then take oft he cover and
brown. Send to the table In the pud-dlng-dlnh.
Serve with sugar and cream
or with the following sauce: Heat a
pint of milk to the boiling point. M.U
Green Valley Gibson, Hermitage,
Quaker, Black Thorn, Zeno, Sam
( lay and Hickory Ryes.
SOLE AGENTS FOR.
Berirner k En gel's famous Tann
hawser Beer, Imported
Miliums' Extra Dry, Gold Seal.
a heaping teaspoonful of cold milk,
and a tablospoonful of Biigar, and stir
Into the hot milk. Cook three minutes,
see that the liquid' is free from lumps,
then cool. Flavor with sherry or lemon,
and just before you serve fold in the
frothed whites of two fresh eggs.
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One of the rich dishes that our dis
tinguished colonial sires used to enjoy
was hum, baked in elder. Mrs. Borer '
thus tells how to prepare It: "Wipe a
whole ham clean and put In a baking
pan, skin side down and over the flesh
side sprinkle one-half a teaspoonful
each of pepper, cloves and allspice, and
one-quarter of a teaspoonful of mace
and cover all with a little onion juice.
Into the bottom of the pan put a sprig
of celery, two bay leaves and a slice
of onion, Put a cup of Hour In a bowl
and add sulllcient water to make a
paste, cover the ham with the paste
as far down as the skin and then turn
Into the pun two quarts of older. Put
In a hot oven and cook for three and
one-half hours, basting every fifteen
minutes. When cooked take off the
crust, turn over and take off .the skin
and put In another pan with the fat
side up, brush over with a beaten egg,
sprinkle with chopped, parsley and
breadcrumbs and bake in a hot oven
for one hour when-It will be ready to
serve." If eaten, send for the doctor,
and save time.
II H II.
Just now, with Xmas feasts In view,
this prize recipe for a genuine English
plum pudding will be found valuable:
Take one pound of raisins, one pound ot
suet, chopped line, 'three-quarters of a
pound of stale bread crumbs, one-quarter
pound of flour, one pound of cur
rants, half of a nutmeg grated, five
eggs, one-half pint of brandy, one-half
pound of minced candied orange peel
and fee g-ated rind of one lemon. Clean,
wash und dry the currants, stone the
raisins, chop and shred the suet. Mix
all of the dry Ingredients well together.
Beat the eggs and add to them the
brandy and pour over the dry Ingredi
ents and thoroughly mix the whole with
your hands. Pack the mixture Into
small greased kettles or fancy moulds
with tight tin covers arrrl boll steadily
In hot water for twelve hours. Then
take off the covers from each kfttle
and hang in the cellar or garret until
wanted. Boll another hour before serv
ing, when you put four cut loaf cubes
of sugar on a dish, add a tablespoonful
of brandy, set on 'the pudding and apply
a match and bring on the table while
blazing. The celebrated English hunts
man's puddings are made the same way,
with the exception of the addition of
two ounces of almond paste or four
ounces of almonds chopped fine.
In order to preserve the hands soft
and white 'they should always be washed
In warm Water, with line -snap, and
carefully dried with a moderately
coarse towel, being well rubbed every
time, to Insure a brisk circulation, than
which nothing can be more effectual In
procuring a transparenf"and soft sur
face. If engaged In any accidental pur
suit, which may hurt the color of the
hands, or If they have been exposed to
the sun, a little lemon juice will restore
their whiteness for the time; and
lemon soap is proper to wash them with.
Almond paste Is of essential service In
preserving the delicacy of the hands.
The following Is a serviceable "pomade
for rubbing the hands, on retiring to
rest: Take two ounces of eweet al
monds; beat with three drachms of
white wax and three drachma of sper
maceti, beuton up carefully in roue-
One of the finest Ryes
ever tried it.
We have just imported a quantity of the very finest Sherry from Wisdom & Wartcr,
in Spain. This Sherry is not from jobbers in New York, but was imported by us direct
from Spain, something that has never before been done by a house in this part of the State.
This Sherry is the highest grade that has ever before been
you want a distinctly high grade of Sherry try our specially imported Spanish Sherry.
Sole Agents for the Casey & Kelly Brewing Co.'s Fine Ales and Porter.
water. Oloves should be always worn
on exposure to the atmosphere.
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LITTLE HOUSEHOLD HINTS:
Powdered rice Is said to Im very effi
cacious lu stopping bleeding from fresh
It Is claimed that cistern water may he
piirllled by hanging in It a bag HUed with
Half a teaspoonful of sugar scattered
aver a dying lire Is better than kerosene.
and has no element of danger. .
When the burners of lamps become
clogged with char put them in strong
soapsuds and boll awhile to clean them.
Paint spots may be removed from wood
by covering them with a thick routing
of lime uml soda. Wash off ufter twenty-
If line clothes become scorched In the
ronlng, often tho yellow look can be en
tirely removed by hanging the article In
the blight sunshine.
Two uses of eggs are not generally
known or appreciated. A fresh egg beaten
anil thickened with sugar, freely eaten,
will relieve hoarseness, und tho skin of a
boiled egg, wet and applied to a boil, will
draw out the soreness.
Cottage pudding Is made more attrac
tive by buklng In gem or popover pans,
thus giving to each person an ln.llvlilH.il
pudding, than when baked In one pun
m l e. t into a number of pieces, berve
with a sauce in the usual way.
A new method of cleaning clothes Is
suggested: Dip the clothes brush In the
yolk of an eng. so that the bristles lire
qulto wet. Allow It to dry, und then use.
This treatment has, It Is said, the effect
to make the brushing especially effective.
A professional cook teaches her class In
pastry making to cot the circle of pie
crust one way around ami the rim that
surrounds the' dish the other way. She
says that this simple rule has an Import
ant bearing upon tho tlukiness of the re
sult. The creases can be taken out of velvet
and the pile raised by drawing It across
a hot Iron over which a wet cloth has been
spread. If there are pin murks over
which the pile refuses to rise, brush It up
with a stltT brush uml steam It, repeating
the operation several times,
If you have black or tinted cambrlcs.or
muslins which you hesitate to trust to the
laundress, give them a first ill!) your
self Into wuler with which you huve
stirred a teaspoonful of black pepper.
This Is also said to save Cray nnd buff
linen from spots when rinsed In the Ilrst
"In buying cheese for nn ordinary fam
ily of six," says Mrs. Borer, '.'buy either
a pineapple or "an Hdilm; they will keep
all winter If necessary. Then buy a pot
of Roquefort and a tumbler of club-house
cheese, keep them In a cool dry place, und
they will lust until used. In this way you
may have a variety at a llttlo expense."
He Had Kcuson.
From the Detroit Free Press.
Jones (meeting Brown smoking) I don't
like to see a man smoking on the street,
Brown Why,, what .difference doef.it
Jones A threat deal. It makes me
want to do the same, and I haven't any
thing to smoke. ,
The Harden of Her flullud.
, ' (According to her husband.) '
is"Bnrllng, durllng, It's good to see you
(Mrs. Mills, across tho way, has got a seul-
Sweetheart, sweetheart, how long you've
(My winter coat is shabby, dear, I tried It
Your letters were so eool and short; they
rarely tilled a page.
(Those little diamond itlck-plns are tho
You look a trifle pule and thin; been work
ing hard, I fear.
(I hope you've mado some money, and
what s that? un, t-h-a-n-K you,
New York Recorder.
- "TtJESDAY MOTlNIXCr,
GREEN VALLEY RYE,
on the market, the delight and
WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALERS ....
. 216 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, Pa.
by Richard Willis
Interesting Kesiime of the Important
Events of the Week.
BIRTHDAY W THE l'KINCEsS
The Popular Member of the Uoynl Family
Passes the f iftieth Milestone-Cricketers
In Philadelphia -liuid on a Club
llousc-Au Armless Painter.
London Dec. 1, 1R94. Here we
are In December dear me how
time does fly. This has been nn
eventful year, nnd In order to Interest
the good people of Scranton the Xmas
London letter will contain a brief re
sume of the doings of 'ill but to the
present. It Is the quiet before the storm
and the papers are again full of Jap
anese victories and Chinese cowardice.
The various political leaders have been
making speeches In the country dis
tricts anil Bosebery has been pooh
poohing Devonshire, nnd Devonshire
has been reviling Bosebery. The lib
erals are making It very clear that they
Intend to put the abolition of the Peers
first in their programme, and this
means trouble and trouble means dis
solution, nnd the popular idea Is that
the English liberals will be as badly
beaten as the American Democrats
have been, nnd that the bill for the
breaking up of Jho Lords will be shelved
for many years to come. What Is want
ed Is this: For some vigorous leader to
step forward und propose new lines for
an Improved upper chamber, but until
this Is done nil the talking and all the
inciting will be of no avail.
The Prince of Wales Is r.n years old
on the same day that this (letter is
dated. Fifty years old and a grand
mother; well, her face'aml figure do not
look It, although she has passed through
several severe trials. She was ex
tremely fond of the boy she lost and
possessed a great affection for her
brother-in-law, the late Czar. She
bears the nation's good wishes nnd'ad
mlratlon of the courage she has dis
played In braving a Busslan winter In
order to comfort her bereaved sister
to whom she bent's a striking likeness.
While their mother has been nursing
the dowager czarina her daughters,
the Princesses Victoria and Maud, have
been enjoying themselves with the
Duchess of York. One-half of their
time has been spent scampering over
the country in a little pony cart with
out fuss or attendants; the other half
has been spent at the Duchess of York's
snug little home, the girls finding It
more cozy than Sandrlngham. Princess
May's mother, the Jolly and substan
tial Duchess of Teck, has also had a
birthday this ,week. She Is now 61,
and was married at the age of S3. Hit
married life has been a very happy one,
and the Duchess Is a dear old soul who
is as ready to open a very small bazaar
as a very large one. She Is a very busy
woman Just now and a very proud one
too, for her eon Dolly will be married
to Lady Margaret Qrosvenor next week,
and Dolly's pa-ln-law to come, the Duke
of Westminister, Is presenting the
young couple with a brand-new house
In Carlos Place. The Duke owns a lot
of property around and. one unkind and
evidently jealous critic writes that the
DECEMBER 18, 1894.
choice of every one who
offered for sale in Scranton. If
duke knows what he Is about when he
plants a real live prince In the vicinity.
Yet another club ''raid." One by one
the police are raiding all the small
clubs where gambling Is carried on.
This time It was the Albert club and the
men In blue made a sudden rush for
the door and In no time they had sur
rounded the astonished members, who
were led off to the station, the more
wealthy taking cabs and looking as
though It was all so much fun. Others
were marched Ignomjnloiisly. through
the streets rather unnecessary, this.
The compulsary retirement of the mem
bers spoilt business for the day at a
small restaurant near by, the manage
ress explaining, "our customers Is all
took." The "prisoners" complained
that they were subjected to needless in
dignity by having thelrpockets searched
and also breathe vengennce against
one of their number who they believe
has given the club away owing to a
betting dispute, an argument in which
he was worsted.
Funny lectures mi funny subjects
are absolutely common, but a
Mr. Paylis has quite capped the
most peculiar with a lecture on the
proper training of an auctioneer's voice.
If auctloners do cultivate their vocal
organs our family are not going to at
tend tiny more sales. As 11 Is a good song
will move us to tears and we might be
moved to buy bedsteads nnd chairs and
things If the vendor pleaded in tones
too dulcet to be withstood.
Yet another "variety show" play. H is
the same us those that have proceeded
It, only music Is of a superior order.
It hi called the "Shop Girl," but It might
Just as well be called the "Establish
ment de Tiffany" or the "tJIddy Coat,"
or anything else, In fact, as it is sheer
nonsense and rollicking fun from be
ginning to end. The author's name is
Henry (which Is all right), but his other
name Is Dam (which Is all wrong), nnd
the aforesaid music Is by Ivan Caryl I
ami Moticktou. Arthur Williams Is the
bright particular star and he scintil
lates right meirily. Another piece, by
name "The Wrong Olrl," Ili-st saw the
light at the Strand. It is poor stuff but
seems to have caught on. Willie Ed
ouln Impersonates himself, which Is
weak wit; Miss Fanny Plough, how
ever, has a great part and pulN the
whole piny along In capital style. At
the Court theatre, Huwtrey and Edith
Kenward are going to revive the "Kan
garoo Olrl." We do not see half enough
of Edith. She Is one of those girl things
that have the bad taste to like America
Lord Hosebnry Intends to try for the
"Derby" again next year. If all goes
well he will run "Sir Vlrto," nnd has
already secured the services of Watts,
a well tried and exceedingly capable
Jockey. Talking of jockeys, reminds
me that during the racing season Just
ended, ninety-one Jockeys shared be
tween them more than 11,000 mounts, of
which no fewer than 1.G01 were given to
tho two leaders M. Cannon and T.
Loates. What a chance Is here for one
or two dashing, cool headed riders, and
supply there are plenty of them? Can
non heads the list of winning Jockeys
with 167 wins and T. Loates runs him
very close with a total of 163.
Lord Hawke hns been giving his
opinions of IiIb recent trip to St. Paul's,
which Is the most go-ahead weekly on
this side of the Atlantic. He speaks
particularly well of the treatment
the team received In Philadelphia, and
we learn that at the Bryn Mawr hotel
LIQUORS AND CORDIALS.
Bonuekamp, Angostura and
Home Rule Bitters.
Rising Sun. St. Jullen, Medoc,
St. JiElicn, Bordeau,
and Pontenet Canned.
(sounds like Wales) tbey lost their
hearts to the beautiful ladles at a ball,
we also read that they learnt a new
dance called the "Two Step" (ha! ha!
we know that dance), in fact, they seem
to have had a real good time with the
ladles driving about in coaches nnd
things. So far so good, but we Britons
weep when we learn that all the team
were "queer" crossing Ontario and feel
for their sufferings on that occasion.
Did the charming ladies of Philadel
phia feel for them too, I wonder?
A Bradford paper announces that
America Is giving tho largest orders to
our cloth factories Just now, the Brad
ford firms alone having 75,000 worth of
cloth for export, but alas! we also learn
thnt the British market Is being flooded
with cheap Gorman cloths printed on
both sides and sold at less than 10 cents
a yard. Mado In Germany ugh! The
name of Germany reminds mo thnt the
great, little, very Important omperop Is
ina state, of considerable wrath, and for
what reason forsooth. As nil the world
knows William composed a "Song to
Aeglr" and some brutal critics have run
It down. Tho unfortunately truthful
crlticisers are in bad tune, but they are
quite right. The song was sung In
.London by Mr. Haydn Collin (at a con
cert introducing American composers,
by the way) nnd the song reminds one
of those touching lines Ive yet another
effusion which runs In one part: "Their
music (Germans) ah! the nuu'le of the
future It will be; they like it loud nnd
like it long und minus melody." Well,
Billy's song Is loud and it certainly
does not contain much melody. It Is
one of those songs that require- a full
sized church organ nnd a trombone to
give a fair rendering but there! I don't
suppose Aeglr minds much, for ho, she
or It must have been deaf after the
Ilrst few lines. Then William Is nlso
wroth because some vulgar English
coinle papers have been caricaturing
him, the cartoon that most annoyed
him being one thnt represented Bis
marck as working the strings from the
In artistic circles "one mnn" shows
are all the rage. Prominent among
these has been the collection of pnlnt-J
Ings principally of birds by a Japa
nese artist. And now wo have a collec
tion of pictures by un armless pulntcr.
The pictures are no monstrosities either,
for the artist has won more than one
medal in competition, nnd at the spring
exhibition last year the academy ac
cepted, although they did not hang one
of this clever man's efforts. His work
Is done purely with the mouth, his teeth
being to him like bunds. He Is a hard
worker and earns good money. ,
Mr. Labouehere, M. P.. hns been fight
ing another libel case brought against
him by the Bev. Bobert Macmlllnn.
Lnbby wrote a red-hot article on the
reverend gentleman's method of collect
ing money nnd of his ways of spending
same, and said lots of unkind things
about the gentleman, one of which ac
cused htm of too freely partaking of the
cup thut Inebriates as well ns cheers.
The Jury found for Macmlllon and
awurded him one farthing damages,
and as the judge refused to allow costs
It has been a virtual win for Mr.
"Truth" Labouchere. Labby does not
mind paying up for this sort of thing
at nil It Is all business to lilm and he
has heaps of money.
The floods have subsided and Wind
sor is nearly Itself again, but North
Kensington was flooded last week
owing to the bursting of a resepvolr nnd
a deal of damage was done. The
Port, Sherry, Catawba, Rhine,
Orange, Muscatel and
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McMiiilens White Label, Bass'
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A J. Burke Smith's Pale, Smith's
Brow n Stout.
Haul Sautcrns, Barsac.
All orders by mail or telephone
promptly attended to.
Telephone Call, 2162.
wenthrp Is now all that one could wish
nnd the rains have happily left us in
peace for a time!
THINGS WORTH KNOWING.
London was the first city to use coal.
There are 47 Chinese temples In this
The largest blast ever fired was the fam
ous one at Hell Gate.
The Capitol at Washington will be 100
years old on September 18.
I'llnlus suys that tou years were spent In
building the Temple of Diana ut Epheaus.
The first king to whom the title of ".Ma
Jesty"was applied was Louis XI In Franco,
The Merriiuuc river Is said to move more
machinery than any other stream In the
The tomb of Mahomet is covered with
diamonds, sapphires and rubles valued ut
The first bricks mado in this country
were manufactured by the Virginia set
tlers In 1012.
The lurgest room In the world, unbroken
by pillars, is u drill hall in St. Petersburg,
The largest ship in the world, 4i few war
vessels for coast defense excepted, Is the
The largest cheese ever made Is prob
ably that now at the World's fair, though
there Is record of other big ones.
The largest bridge ever built Is that
crossing the Firth of Forth, though the
proposed Hudson river bridge will surpuss
It Is said that the largest piece of mica
In the world was recently taken out of
a North Carolina quarry. It measures 9',i
The largest desert Is tho Sahara. It cov
ers an urea of 3.UO0 miles from east to west,
I.ikio from north to south, altogether 3,WW,
000 Sonne miles.
It takes eight minutes to travel from the
sun to the earth. Sound, traveling In the
air, would require about 14 years to accom
pllsh the same Journey.
The Victoria Uallroad bridge over the
St. Lawrence at .Montreal Is two miles
long, and one of the engineering wonders
of tho world, und yet It cost only J5,000,-
The royal labyrinth of Egypt was a
walled lnclosure containing 12 palaces,
each having It.lsiO rooms. It is described by
Herodotus, but Its remains huvo never
Solomon's temple wns 107 feet long, S6
feet broad and 51 feet hifch. Though
deemed a wonder of the world, It wns not
larger than many private houses of ths
The largest gold nugget ever found tn
Colorado weighed lit pounds; tho largest
lu thu l'nlted States weighed liil pounds
and 6 ounces; largest In the world, 3
pounds und 4 ounces.
The greatest natural bridge In the world
Is the, Natural bridge, over Cedar creek.
In Virginia. U extends across a chasm 80
feet In width and 2.VI In depth, ut the bot
tom of which tho creek flows.
The lurgest cask In the world Is the tun
at Heidelberg; church, St. Peter's, Borne;
government building, tho Pululs de Jus
tice, ut Hrussels; picture gallery, ths
Louvre; museum, tho British museum, in
The best example of Cyclopean buildings
ure at Baulbec. There are stones In tho
Hualbec wnlls 30 feet above the level, sev
eral of which ure 00 feet long, 24 feet thick
anil 16 broad, euch stone weighing over
2,500 tons, all cut, dressed and brought
from distant quarries.
Magna Churta, tho great charter of Eng
lishmen's liberties, Is preserved in thu
British museum. It Is somewhat stained
by time, but King John's seal und name
ure still quite legible ut the bottom of It.
By a simply rule the length of the day
and night, any time of the year, mny bo
ascertained by simply doubling the tlmo ot
tho sun's rising, which will give the length
of the night, and double the time of set
ting will give thu length of tho duy.