The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, June 20, 1896, Page 10, Image 10

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- -ftr GEORGE
Author of " The Judge
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"Attention! Rear-rank nan. dress
up;" Said old Captain Doubleday. rap
ping severely on the gravel with his
"Be, you a meaning me, master, or
t'other man r' inquired Oubbins, as he
permitted his spade to drop on the
ground and descended from he majestic
stiffness from military bearing to an ag
ricultural attitude more expressive of
everyday life.
"How often am I to tell you?" snapped
the captain. "It is a Bold tex's duty to
obey, not to ask questions."
"Well, I halnit a blommln soldier"
grimly snorted Gubbins. "My name's
Oubbins. A plain, blunt, self-made
man I am"
"And very badly ut together, too."
cried the captain, with a chuckle. "Tour
remarks, Gubblns, are totally subver
sive of dtcir-llne, When entered my
service as gardener, surely I had a right
to presume you would obey my com
mands without argument."
Gubblns reclined on his spade.
"What's 'the good of being a man if I
baln't to largvy?" he inquired. "When
you says, 'Rear-rank man dress up,' I
baln't going to dress up. My. working
clothes Is good' enough for me any week
day." Overcome by such crass ignorance,
Captain Doubleday became purple with
apoplectic rage, but the sight of Miss
Prlscilla's curls at the door of the semi
detached cottage calmed him nt once.
He bowed gallantly in her direction
and turned towards Gubblns and the
"Attention! . Stand at ease! Break
Up, and mow the lawn," he shouted.
Gubblns Interpreted the command
literally, and brgnn to break up th
lawn until somewhat roughly restrained
by the captain, when Ite grumblingly
went away to his tool shed breathing
threats of sanguinary vengeance on
"Old Nasty Particular."
Thus left triumphant on the battle
field, the captain, lightly carrying his
cane, proceeded to demolish a dande
lion which had had the impertinence
to poke Itself up through the lawn.
Then he watched his prim rows of
plants with an air of delight which van
ished as soon as he perceived a weed In
the path. He removed the weed, ground
down the gravel with his boot brought
a small roller, and carefully rolled the
Anyone gazing into "Old Nasty Par
ticular's" garden would have imagined
that he was playing a game of chess
with the plants, or else conducting a
Beries of military maneuvers with sun
flowers for sentries and hollyhocks for
forces. All the snapdragons were sol-
J . . haln-ht
enuncaiiy reuuueu w uik won
and every Btately lily and sunflower
supported by a long stick painted green,
which was driven in at the same level,
and at exactly the same distance from
a precisely similar one. The borders
of this little garden were regulated
with prim precision. It had no pleasant
luxuriance of blossom, but each plant
was permitted to put forth flowers of a
certain number, and any criminal pro
digality on its part sternly cut short by
the ever-vigilant captain. His foes in
the village aid that "Old Nasty Par
ticular" would have fixed the visiting
hours for the bees and butterflies, and
put up a notice-board forbidding them
to enter the garden at unauthorized
tlmedad such a proceeding been feas
ible. He detested cats and dogs in the gar
den. His only familiar was a fat,
bloated old toad which hopped out from
a hole in the bank and waited with
widely-opened mouth until heedless flies
and bluebottles hurriedly blundered in.
Gubblns gravely declared that the
captain .was accustomed to time the
toad's morning meal, and drive him
back into his hole when he had pro
visioned himself for the day. "Old
Nasty Particular's" movements were
safeguarded in the same style. He,
seemed to be under the impression that
surprise parties of sanguinary foes
were reconnoltering in force, and that
unless he exercised a perpetual vigi
lance he would be pursued, taken pris
oner and rushed off to some under
ground dungeon, there to pine in vain
tor ransom. He had been but a month
In the village before he managed to
move it to internecine quarrels, owing
to his desire to reorganize everything
and everybody on a really military
basis. The village boys became up
roarious with delight when in a rash
moment the vicar permitted the cap
tain to drill them. The captain's ad
dress to the boys was brief. "Now boys,"
he bellowed, "England is a great coun
try, and has to light to maintain her
self by force; if you don't learn to fight,
you'll And, your country go to the dogs.
I'll teach you the rudiments, and then
you must look after yourselves. Who
ever fights his country's foes is a credit
to that country."
Delighted with this address, the
achool divided Itself into two camps
one Chinese, the other Japanese; In
their first pitched battle, however, the
former were defeated with great
laughter, and driven to seek the shel
ter of Poulter's plantation until forced
to capitulate.
' When the vicar learnt the news, he
feared that he had let loose a firebrand
among his peaceful villagers; but there
was nothing more to be done except
entreat the captain to tone down his
martial teal.
"The Citadel," as the captain had
named his cottage, was a semi-detached
dwelling divided by a long Iron rail from
Miss Prisdlla Oreina's. Miss PrUollla,
& BURGH; '
of The Four Corners.'
BachtUer By ndicato.
a sweet-tempered, middle-aged spin
ster, with a beautiful and benevolent
face, had been a little overwhelmed at
the thought of having such a noisy
neighbor as the captain; but he, on the
very first day of taking possession, had
accosted her with such extreme cour
tesy that she soon began to feel a new
interest In existence.
"You must permit me, my dear
madam," he said, "to constitute myself
the nominal master of the garrison. As
your earthworks (it afterwards dawned
upon the wondering Miss Prisdlla that
"Old Nasty Particular" alluded to the
moss-covered bank at the bottom of
both gardens) make one line with my
own, it will be to our mutual advantage
to organize some simple system of de
fence. Thus, if I see any of the ma
rauding village boys stealing your fruit
I will force them back to their main
line; and If you should see them In my
garden and warn me, I should esteem It
a great favor."
Miss Prisdlla had replied that noth
ing would give her greater pleasure;
and the friendship so auspiciously com
menced was still further cemented by
an invitation to the captain to partake
of a "dish of tea" with her and the
vicar's wife.
The captain, who had received the
missive from the hands of pretty little
Thyrza, Miss Prlscilla's maid, regarded
that damsel with marked approval.
There was a suggestion of lavender
about Thyrzn's white cap and apron
which strongly appealed to the cap
tain's sense of the poetic. He concluded
that so neat a maid could only be the
result of patient training on the part
of her mistress, thus making a most
egregious mistake, for Thyrza's neat
ness was mainly due to an. Innate co
quetry. Miss Prisdlla having a most be
wildering habit ot never remembering
where she had put anything.
But the manner in which the captain
gained Miss Prlscilla's perpetual grati
tude yet remains to be told.
In an Ill-advised moment, some four
years ago, Miss Prisdlla had com
menced to keep fowls. Being too gentle
to kill them, every year she had given
away the chickens to friends, and now
the original old rooster, the head and
front of the family, had become so
fierce and pugnacious that she was
afraid to approach the henhouse at all.
"Gen. Crook," for so this ungainly
Cochin China bird was called in the
pedigree which he had brought with
him from the poultry show, had a knack
of vacating his own premises whenever
he felt particularly vindictive, In order
to sail over into the garden, catch Miss
Prlscilla's gown In his beak, and be
dragged across the Jawn until either
her gown gave way or the general lost
his breath. Miss Prlscilla patiently en
dured this indignity, and never went
into the garden without providing her
self with an already open umbrella,
with which to baffle the general's
charge. As his invariable method was
to spread his wings wide out, put his
head low down, and rush at the open
umbrella with the speed of an arrow
from the bow, the general's first charge
frequently carried his head and neck
through the alpaca into the framework,
Miss Prlscilla would then abandon -the
umbrella and seek refuge in flight, leav
ing the general to extricate himself as
best he could, and crow derisively from
the middle of her favorite flower bed,
as If challenging the whole world to
mortal combat.
Now the captain was a careful ob
server of men and things, and, as time
hung somewhat heavily on his hands,
the one desire ot his life grew into an
overwhelming passion for the subjuga
tion of the general, who, in addition to
hi? many other misdeeds,' had lately
developed a habit of crowing at one In
the morning and maliciously keeping
on until eight. As the general's voice,
though raucous and rough, possessed
a peculiar carrying power, the captain
had an additional motive for avenging
his sleepless nights. On the occasion of
the tea party he gathered that Miss
Prlscilla and the vicar's wife were
ready to adopt any plan which might
Involve the moral conquest of the gen
eral without Inflicting serious bodily
damage or depreciating , his market
value. With the wisdom of an experi
a reconnalsance in force on the hen
house, and found that the general al
ways roosted In one particular corner,
In which there was just room enough
for him to flap his wings whilst crow-
Ing. During the genereal's customary
hunt on the lawn one afternoon the cap
tain hurriedly fixed up a long bamboo
from side to side over his perch, in BUiih
a way that he would be unable to flap
his wings before crowing; and then sat
up all night waiting to see how the
plan worked. Not a crow was heard
from the general during the whole of
the night, and the nxt morning he was
observed to weakly strut about with
out betraying any interest whatever in
his numerous retinue, as If vainly seek
ing some solution of the problem. On
the next night, however, he must have
changed over io the only other perch
in the hen-house, for again Bis clarion
voice rang out and disturbed the dis
comfited captain. But this was the
general's last attempt, for the captain
put up another huge bamboo which
nearly broke the bird's great heart. He
even became stf painfully dejected as to
let Miss Prlscilla promenade alone for
a couple of days, but on the third day
sufficiently regained his spirits to make
a gallant charge over the garden wall.
Miss Prlscilla fled screaming Into the
house, as the captain, with a sharp pair
of sclBsors in his hand, Jumped the iron
railing and cut oft the feathers from
one, of the general's wings close to the
joint. The result of this was that when
the general next entered the garden
and made hid customary charge, he
could only spread out one wing, and the
wind caught and spun him around until
he experienced an attack of vertigo
which nearly proved fatal. Even Mis
Prtacilla faced his advance with equa
nimity and "s-ss-ahed" and drove him
back la disgrace to his owa domain.
Having overcome Gen. Cook, tba cap
tain' next foe was the faithless serpent
he had cherished la his own heart, to
.wit, Gubblns.
i. .
Thre days a week Gubblns "did for
the captain, and three days a week for
Miss Greene. On the daya when he
toiled under the captain's eyt Gubblns
was respectful, almost reverent, and
even adopted his master's views with
approval, or professed to do so; but
with the appearance of Thursday
morning Gubblns was a totally different
man. He regarded the captain from
Miss Greene's garden with an air which
was xtremely exasperating to that
choleric individual. It seemed to say:
"You can order me about on your own
side of the railings; here I can do as I
like, and I mean to. Then Gubblns
would toss things around In reckless
confusion.and leave them so until it was
with difficulty that the captain could
restrain himself from jumping over the
low iron rail. However, the captain's
opportunity came when it occurred to
Miss Prisdlla that if he was not afraid
of Gen. Crook he certainly could not
fear Gubblns. There was something In
the orderly array of ithe captain's gar
den which appealed to her very strongly.
She was not methodical herself, but ex
plained to the captain that although she
had not had the advantages of military
training she could properly appreciate
them In others. In fact, the poor lady
dwelt upon her own deficiencies until
she aroused a feeling of ardent chivalry
in the captain's sympathetic bosom.
"I think. Captain Doubleday." she re
marked. "It would do Gubblns good if
you were kind enough to gently reason
with him as to his obstinacy. For In
stance, I preferred to have a rose bush
In that center bed; Gubblns replaced it
with dahlias. When I requested him to
renew thej partfley, he grunted and
planted onions."
"Now, Captain Doubleday," continued
poor Miss Prlscilla, "I don't think that
onions are either a becoming or ladylike
vegetable, and I should be so much
obliged to you If you could convince
Gubblns that they are far more appro
priate in his parish allotment than In
my garden."
The captain kissed Miss Prlscilla's
"Say the word, my dear madam," he
replied, "ar(d I'll run Gubblns through
the body and fling him to the dogs, al
though I don't believe a self-respecting
dog would havka anything to do with
Womanlike, Miss Prlscilla was fright
ened by the tempest she had awakened.
"I think I had rather go out," she said,
"whfie you argue with Gubblns "
"It would be better," said the captain,
with a smile which meant mischief, al
though Miss Prlscilla did not guess It.
As soon as Miss Prlscilla was well
out of sight the captain bounded over
the railing with the agility of a gray
hound. His method of argument With
Gubblns consisted in grasping him by
the neckcloth until the gardener be
came purple.
"Now you dashed donkey, take out
those dahlias."
Frantic with fear, Gubbins took out
the dahlias.
"Now," said the captain, "plant the
rose bush in the same bed."
With a celerity not to be expected
from his years, Gubblns dug up the rose
bush and placed It in the middle bed, al
though it was not the right season to
move it.
"Now," said the captain, "to the onion
bed, you muddle-headed, dahlia-digging,
public house haintlng, shilling
seeking scoundrel."
Gubblns' mode of progression to the
profaned parsley bed could hardly be
called a triumphal one Inasmuch as it
consisted of a startled shuffle thither.
He did not even wait for an order to
destroy, the onions, but dug them up
with a willingness he had not displayed
for years. The captain stood over him
until the parsley blossomed in the wil
derness, as It were.
"Be I to take my orders from you?"
grumpily asked Gubbins, as he con
cluded his task.
"You be," ungrammatically growled
the captain; "and when I give an order
and it Isn't obeyed, somebody Buffers.
If you presume to annoy Miss Prlscilla
again, I'U make a rack myself and
stretch you on It."
He vaulted back again Into his own
grounds, leaving Gubblns palsied with
terror. Thus it came to pass that In a
short time Miss Prlscilla's part of the
garden exactly resembled the captain's.
The "dragon's mouths" and dahlias,
chrysanthemums and cornflowers, were
all ranged In precisely the same order,
tied with similar little green-painted
sticks, and any wanton originality on
their part ti the way of blossom sternly
repressed. In fact, it was a remark of
the vicar's about this similarity be
tween the gardens which set the captain
thinking very seriously indeed.
"I don't see why," the vicar declared,
"you hould not knock down that ab
surd partition, and turn it into one
homogeneous whole."
The word "homogeneous" frightened
the captain. He also understood that
the vicar thought people were begin
ning to talk about his attentions to Miss
Prlscilla. With customary Impetuosity,
the captain went blue with anger, and
abruptly turned away with a muttered
anathema on people who would not
mind their own business.
Miss Prlscilla (she looked very placid
and peacefully) was taking tea n the
lawn under a weeping willow, which de
fled even the captain's training to con
vert It Into the exact semblance of an
open umbrella.
During the last month it had uncon
sciously been agreed between them that
the taking tea in the open air together
did not involve any impropriety on
their part, and that a chaperone was
unnecessary. The captain, Indeed, with
the courtesy of an old campaigner, had
pressed Miss Prlscilla to take tea with
him In his garden, but for several rea
sons Miss Prlscilla felt this to be In
expedient. In the first pXace, she did
not approve of the captain's method of
maklngv tea: there was a military
abruptness about the flavor which
tailed t recommend IV to her taste; sad
in the second. It scarcely seemed right
to be seen In the captain's garden
without the presence of the vicar's wife
to lend an air of staid propriety to the
proceedings. But the vicar's wife was
not available every afternoon, and so.
as a matter of course, at four o'clock
the captain would vault over the Iron
rail and drink six or seven cups of tea
In the fiercely aggressive manner which
always betokened how profoundly he
was enjoying himself.
On this particular occasion, the cap
tain alarmed Miss Prlscilla by taking
four cups of tea only, and then cough
ing violently, as If about to break a
blood vessel. He was on the eve of a
declaration of marriage, but. old cam
paigner though he was, nervously re
frained from making it. He put down
his tea cup, dusted a crumb off his coat,
pulled up his collar, and coughed Im
pressively. "I assure you, madame." he said.
after hurrying about from place to
Place all my life, this village seems a
haven of peace."
(As a matter of fact, ever since put
ting his foot Into it. he captain had set
everything and everybody by the ears )
Miss Prisdlla felt flattered.
"I hope we have done our best to make
It pleasant for you."
Beneath the gase of her limpid blue
eyes the captain grew still more con
fused. "Madame." he said, "I thought I had
settled down here to end my days, but
fear It Is a mistake and that I must go."
Then he strove to look pathetic, but, as
he was as strong as a bull, only partially
Miss Prlscilla's heart sank within her
at the thought of the captain's depar
ture. She had slept more peacefully
ever since the knowledge that his strong
arm wouM be raiBed in her defense at a
moment's notice. Now If he went away
again she would be left to endure all
the terrors of loneliness. The mem
sight of his (aggressive presence In the
garden, the sound of his loud laughter,
thrilled her with delight. No one had
ever taken such an Interest In he doings
as this ferodoim captain; no one had
ever fought so fiercely in her defense;
no one had ever bullied Gubblns before;
and, worst of all. If the captain went
away.Gubblns would again revolt and be
rougher than ever. Her blue eyes
brimmed with tears: had the captain
been an observant man, he would have
noticed the nervous tinkling of her
spoon against the saucer. But he was
occupied in thinking how to storm and
carry the citadel. He was anxious, too.
that the vicar's remarks should not
reach Prlscalla, lest she should be over
whelmed with shame, and also leave the
"I'm a man of few words," said the
captain, telling one of the greatest un
truths he had ever uttered; "I'm a man
of few words, Miss Prlscilla, and dislike
thinking that divisions should exist be
tween us." He glanced at the rail.
Miss Prisdlla hastened to assure the
captain that she esteemed and respected
him highly.
"You see, my dear madame," contin
ued the captain, "it's a man's nature to
be envious and greedy. Not content
EVER?" with my own half of this garden and lit
tle home (he was accustomed to call It
his 'country box, when writing to
friends) I want your half, too. It would
be perfect If the rail were taken away.
You may remember that you permitted
me to restore one rose to your garden;
will you give me one to wear on my
heart forever?"
, Miss Prlscilla's answer may be guess
ed from the fact that when Gubbins ar
rived next day he discovered the cap
tain busily engaged In pulling down the
divisions between the two gardens.
"Well, I'm gormed!" ejaculated Gub
blns. "Possibly," said the captain, "al
though I'm not In a position to know
whether you are gormed or not, as you
call it. D'you think you can realize one
"I baln't sure."
"Baln't you. Well, In future, remem
ber that you will obey my orders for six
days in the week Instead of three. You
may also convey this information to
Gen. Crook: if he doesn't turn over a
new leaf he'll be stewed."
Hours after, Gubbins was found In
the fowlyard by his deputy, feebly re
garding the general. "Old Nasty Par
ticular wants you," said the deputy.
The general looked at Gubblns; Gub
blns looked at the general. The general
crawled dejectedly Into the fowlhouse,
and Gubblns went back to his work.
The general held out until the wedding,
and then died. Gubblns' private opin
ion la that it broke his heart.
Elopers Had Not Calculated Upon the
Old Folks and the Tandem Wheel.
From the Chicago Post.
The old man was thoughtful.
"You say that Maria has run away?"
he said.
"She's eloped with Bill Jones, and
they've started for town."
"Hosses?" inquired the old man.
"No; bicycles," replied his wife,
"One or two?"
"Two one for each,"
"That settles it," said the old man.
"We can catch them before they get to
the parson's."
"They're both good riders," suggested
hla wife.
"That'B so," admitted the old man,
"and they could beat either one of us
alone; but we're a powerful team when
we get together, Hannah. Can you
leave your bakln' for a little while?"
"If anythln' burns I can bake again,"
she said sententlously, "but If Martha
gits away with BUI Jones Bhe's gone for
"Git on your bloomers in a hurry,
then," exclaimed the old man. "I'll be
glttin' tha tandem wheel out of the
woodshed meanwhile, and If we don't
make those two scorchers think there's
a whirlwind after them It'll be funny."
"Do you s'pose they forgot about the
tandem ?"
"Maybe they thought we'd forgotten
how to ride it," replied the old man
grimly, as he made his back Into the
form of an arc just to satisfy himself
that he had not forgotten how to to U.
And that night, as BtU Jones looted
longingly up at the window of the room
where ho knew his fair one was con
fined, he bitterly reproached himself for
his foolishness la thinking that a single
wheel could get away from a tandem,
and he swore softly to himself that
when next he tried to take the maid
away he would have a sextuplet. fully
manned, and with an auxiliary gas en
gine attachment.
Scared by a Practical Joke Hived by i
Party of Huaorou Southerners.
The Dooa Which Never Case.
Ex-Senator Dawes, of Massachusetts,
being in a reminiscent mood the other
evening, related an anecdote of Charles
Sumner that has never found Its way
Into print, but illustrated a remarkable
characteristic of that great statesman.
After he recovered from the effects of
the attack of Preston Brooks Mr. Sum
ner -went to Europe and remained for
several months. Many people predicted
that he would not dare re
turn to the senate chamber,
and almost everybody 'was will
ing to concede that it he did he
would make no more speeches on the
slave question, for several southern fire
eaters had threatened to kill htm If he
did. . Mr. Sumner's Intimate friends
were well aware that he, like many other
men of great Intellect, was born a phy
sical coward, and the assault of Brooks
had upset his nerves completely that he
would Jump whenever he was startled by
an unexpected sound..
But Mr. Sumner came back to Wash
ington at the beglning .of the next ses
sion, resumed his seat In the senate, and
although it was notorious that several
ruffians Intended to attack him it he did
so, renewed his War against the slave
power, and at the first opportunity de
livered a speech that was even more
radical and merciless than that which
provoked the anger of Preston Brooks.
' The night after the delivery of that
speech Mr. Dawes, who wan a represen
tative from Massachusetts, was Just go
ing to bed when Mr. Sumner's butler
rushed into his room at his boarding
house, breathless. with excitement, and
said that Mr. Sumner wanted to see him
Immediately. Mr. Dawes put on his
clothes again, and taking a stout hic
kory which he always carried, went to
Mr. Sumner's residence, which was then
on F street between Fourteenth and
Fifteenth, and only a few steps from the
treasury. He found the great man in
his library drawing up a memorandum
of instructions to his friends In case he
should be killed, and he coolly Informed
Mr. Dawes that he expected to die that
night. He had been visited, he said, by
a committee of three, representing the
slave-holding element In the south, who
warned him that his hour was fast ap
proaching, and that the penalty of his
last speech was likely to be visited upon
him at any time.
"I sent for you, Mr. Dawes," he con
tinued, "with the hope and expectation
that you will summon the representa
tives from Massachussetts and remain
with me through the night. Your so
ciety will be a consolation, and I should
like to have you witness my death if I
am attacked In such a manner that it
will be impossible tor you to defend and
protect me."
Mr. Dawes returned with Mr. Sumner
while the servants of the household
were sent for the other members of the
delegation. When they arrived Mr.
Sumner repeated to them what he had
Bald to Mr. Dawes about the warning
he had received and his expectation of
an early death by violence. Then going
to his library he took from the shelves
a history of Rome, turned to the pages
which relate the story of the assassina
tion ot Caius and Tiberius Gracchus,
the Roman tribunes, who were assassi
nated because ot their efforts in behalf
of the peasantry of Rome, and solemn
ly announced his Intention to die as
they had died, with the same composure
and the same resignation, which he
said was Justified by his confidence that
his fate, like theirs, was the penalty of
his devotion to the poor and the op
pressed. Mr. Sumner put a mark In the
book in order that the delegation might
refer to It after the expected deed of
blood was accomplished, laid it away on
the shelf in Its proper place, and then
sat down calmly to await the end.
The Massachusetts members remained
with him through the night. One of
them had a revolver; the remainder had
no better arms than walking sticks, but
Mr. Sumner refused to allow them to go
after guns and ammunition, and seemed
rather to covet martyrdom' than to
avoid it. The night was long and noth
ing occurred to disturb Its solemnity.
At daylight it was decided that the
guard should be continued, but that the
delegation 'might go to their homes by
Installments to advise their families of
their safety and change their linen.
One of the first to leave boarded at
Wlllard's hotel, which was merely
across the street, and he had not been
gone more than fifteen or twenty min
utes when he returned with an aston
ishing story he had heard in the office
of the hotel about three young south
ern bloods who had called upon Mr.
Sumner the evening before and nearly
frightened him to death with a story
that his assassination was intended.
They had conceived this Idea of a prac
tical joke over their cups, and after
their return from. Mr. Sumner's house
had made the hotel merry with' descrip
tions of the manner in which he re
ceived their warning. The delegation
shook hands with each other, and con
gratulated Mr. Sumner that the danger
was not serious, but they were never
able to convince him that he was the
victim of a jest.
Microbes That Lay in Wait for Pur
poses of Mischief.
Dr. Sargent says the general suppo
sition that condensed milk is sterilized
milk Is by no means correct. There Is
certainly great difference In the pro
ducts ot different manufacturers. Con
densed milk often contains microbes,
which, if not actively growing in the
milk, are ready to grow when the milk
Ib diluted and taken into the stomach.
When the condensed milk la slimy,
cheesy or semi-solid In character, it
contains germs whleh are actively de
veloping. These germs are from the sources
which ordinarily contribute to the con
tamination of milk. The only safe way
lit the uee of condensed milk is to ster
ilize it, by the same methods employed
for sterilizing fresh milk. As a rule,
condensed milk requires sterilization as
well as ordinary milk, although it must
bo said that generally there are fewer
microbes to be found In condensed milk
than In fresh milk as furnished by the
for Infants and Children.
THIRTY years' observation of Cartoria with the patronage of ,'
milliona of persons, permita ns to apeak, of it withont guessing. '
Itjannqnestionably the best remedy for Infants and Children
the world has ever known. It is harmless. Children like it. It
gives them health. It will save their UveiiInit Mothers have..
something which is absolutely safe and practically perfect aa
child's medicine. !
Cartoria destroys Worms.
Cartoria allays Feverlshnegg.
Castoria prevents vomiting Sonr CurcL
Cartoria enres Diarrhoea and Wind Colio.'N
Castoria relieves Teething Troubles.
Cartoria cures Constipation and Flatnlency.'y
Cartoria neutralizes the effects of carbonic acid gas or pofaonons air.
Castoria does not contain morphine, opinm, or any other narcotic.
Cartoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach and bowels,
giving healthy and natural sleep.
Castoria Is put up in one-size bottles only. , It Is not sold in bulk.
Don't allow any one to sell yon anything else on the plea or promise
that it is "just as good" and "will answer every purpose."
Bee that yon get C-A S-T-O-R-I-A. '
' TcfTimila rfsjUfMT- i90acr
ignatnreof W&75 wrapper. ,
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
Established 1866.
At a time when many manu
facturers and dealers are making
the most astounding statements
regardingthe merits and durability
of inferior Pianos, intending pur
chasers should not fail to make
critical examination of the above
General Dealer in Northeast
ern Pennsylvania.
I New Telephone Exchange Building, 115
Adams Ave.,
days' run at PHlsburj'S "A" Mill, and over One Million
Darreis in the past six months, running SIX Uaj'S a WeeK, g
the highest record of any mill in the world. Mr. Pills- S
bury, the manager of the TiHabury "A" Mill, ChallCtoseS 5
Afl) Mill in the World to come within 15,000 barrels of it
in a six days' run. The Pillsbury Washburn Flour g
Mills Co., Limited, not only own the largest mill in the S
world, but make the BEST FLOUR.
I i((BBSTjM g 1
C. P. riatthews 5ons & Co., h
Mill A est, ' J g
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Capital, - - $200,000
Surplus, - 300,000
Undivided Profits, 64,000
t A A
special aueniion given to business ana personal
InfaMet Dal1 nn ln4iMi,t rtanneHs
Ovir 16,000 in Us.
Scranton, Pa,
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