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E Hiofmitt Q 78 B ^r f (- 'ly^lS [^ 1845. A Family Newspaper:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advartiaing.--Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1898. VOL. 52, , J^TJQ-TJST 13, 1898, 2sTO, At the Sign of the Crystal Globe. THINGS ATTHE GLOBE. 8IEST BaLTIKOREjTREEU DOORS FROM CHMLE3, mmVTnO at THE GLOBE are always ALL RIG1 [T. lliiriUlJ When you visit Baltimore to buy Clothes, Furnishings, Hats and useful fixings you'll cto the right thing to investigate THE GLOBE'S inducements. tft OA Think of !t - SIX D° LLARS and NINETY- CENTS IpOiVy- gives you a choice of a splendid and superior selection of elegantly made and form-fitting Suits in Fancy-Colored ·Worsteds Cheviots, Tweeds, Cassimeres, Etc. Every Suit guaranteed pure wool. Styles in 3 and 4-Button Round Sacks, including Black and Blue Cheviots. These Suits sold regularly this season for $12, $14 and $16, and include many nobby dark effects specially desirable for early fall wear. But ·what's the use telling you about 'em? The right thing- to do right NOW is to come to THE GLOBE and see the kind of Suits we're selling for $6.90. Look at 'em, examine 'cm, try 'em on. FURNISHING SPEC¥lJIES~» SNAP PRICES Imported Fancy Hnlf Hose, in dots, stripes and plaids. Tho 35c, quality at Tho Globe, 8 \V. Baltimore St.,. 23c- Fine Bnlbriggnn Underwear, in plain colors and mottled effects, French neckbands, peail buttons. Price nt the Globe, 8 TV. Baltimore'St., only 23c. Percale innd Cheviot Soft SMrts, witli and. without .collars - attached, stripes, checks and figures, worth 76c. Prico nt The Globe,' 8 W. Baltimore St, only.30c. French Underwear (Imported), fancy effects, in pleasing tints, silk fronts and silk-stitched neckbands; worth $1.50 per suit. Price at Tho Olidie, 8 "W. Bnitimoro St., 75c, per suit and 45c, a garment. Silk Puff Bosom .Shirt-, m new piUtnrns stripes and light tinli. . sold olbswhoie lor 51.60. Price at Tho Globe, 8 W. Baltimore St., only ........................... 98c. Double and islrd All-Wool Serge Coat:., fait indijjo bhio, finished with stay seams; sell regular^ !"'·- ^'S.uO. "Will go at The Globe for only ..... $2.98. OPEN : CVEKlNGS UNTIL 9 O'OCLOCK: SATURDAY UN i IL 11. gjM**. IThe Victor Bicycle { Went to the front rank among riding machines years ago, and has maintained | its place to this day of bicycle excellence. I This result has been. brought about by i the use of the best material, the employ- f ment of the most- skilful. mechanics and f the application of such improvements as I the years have developed. It has kept f pace- with most active competitors, not j alone in material and make, but in the f · more important matter of price. The 1898 I prices are as follows: j Model 41 [Track Racer] $100 f Model 33 and 34 - 75 | Model 31 and 32 - - 60 f Model 35 _ - 40 ET. ITICHOLS, Agent, DENTON, MARYLAND. THE B, C, BIBB STOVE CO,, IO7 A IO9 Light Street, BALTIMORE, MD. HEATING STOVES, Cook Stoves, Gns, Oil juid Gasoline Stoves, Uollow-wnro, c. FIRE-PLACE HEATERS. FURNACES, RANGES. Manufacturers of tbo celebrated EMERALD, STONEWALL. AND VIRGINIA COOK STOVES. ALSO Of the popular Sheet-Iron Air Tight Stoves TRILBY AND W I L D F I R E . FOB SALE BY ·fart B] DENTON, MD., CTA_:M::EJS T. OOOIFIEJIR,, Undertaker and Funeral Director _. . _ v . . _ _ Mr, Cooper's long experience in embalming and nil tho ether branches of his profession, render absolutely cortftin tho proper performaiipo o liis duty in nil matters intrusted to lii scare. All calls, cither by dny or night, pr»mp,!y answered. deace on Main street, opposite Brown's now drug store. T. W. SMITH, Headache Caused by Many persons whoso eyes and head mo constantly aching havo no idea wliut rcliol scien- tificully-iitted glasses will givo. Chnii'.ily adjusted glnsspg will almost invariably increase tho trouble for which they arc worn, and in somo cases may lead to irrecoverable blindness. Our ubility to adjust glasses safely nnd correctly is beyond question. B$eBxamined Free of Charge. T. W. SMITH, Ridgely, Md. AVo are pr^pmcd to supply your wants in the Clothing Line at Prices thai w i l l Mir- prtnf you. CRASH SUITS, $2,00 (Coat, Pants and Vobt.) CRASH PANTS, 30c THIN STRIPED COATS, 35c MEN'S SUITS, $1,75 to $10 BOYS' SUITS VERY CHEAP SHOES Arc Reasonable in Prico with us! Men's Fine Shoes From irl.OO up. Ladies' Fine Shoes .Kioiii 7Co. up. LAAVNS, ORGANDIES, FAUSTINES, INDIA LINENS, Hlnck and "White. CALICOES GINGHAMS All 6c. a yard. lints, Caps, Shiits, Under wear, Notions of all kinds, Tinware and Agateware. Glass Tumblers, 2k-. u Jolly Glasses, 21c. n tlu/.en. Come niul spp our Dinner and Ton Sots. Double sots of 100 pieces, StJ. R.AVCOLLINS DENTON, MD. TUE SPOT CASH STORE. A LARGE ASSORTMENT -- OF-SPRING* * * * GOODS JCSTEECKLYBD! A Woll Selected Stock of HATS AND CAPS. All the Latest Styles in Derbies and Straw Goods. DRESS GOODS. All-Wool Series, from 32c. to GOc. Molmirs and UonrioUns, from 32c. to 70c. Novolty Suitings, nil-wool, frjni 25c. up. A Grent Variety in Children's Men's and Women s SHOES. A Good, Solid, Ladies' Shoo for ?1. A Lnrgo Stock of Men's Youths' nnd Boys' CLOTHING nt Vory Low Prices. Furniture, Glass and Qneensware. In fact anything the public may need in our lino, nt popular prices * u Special Mixture for Potatoes mid Tomatoes, u Hock, IJono and Fish Mixture foi Hcrrics. Wo nro selling the ADHIANCE 1'LATT Platform Binders, Mowers, Hakes, Etc., which nrc Guaranteed in every rcapoct. ANDEKSONTOWN. MD. THE COLLEGE PARK, MD. SCHOOUF TECEHQLOOT, FOUR COURSES OF INSTRUCTION: Agricultural, Mechanical, Scientiflc, and Classical. Eneh depnrlment supplied with thn most modern and Approved nppimitu.s. Practical work emphasized in nil depart input's. Graduates fjunHllcfl to onli-r upon their life's work tit once. New Scionco JIall will ho completed and equipped by the Full Opening. Prncticnl laboratories for the Departments of Entomology, Pn- thology, Agriculture, Horticulture," Biography, Physics nud Engineering. Boarding Department supplied with nit modern impioveiiicnt«. ISew bath roomb and closets in an annex in the mnin huilding. Steam heat and gns, book;, room, liout, light, washing, hoaid, nicdicnl attention $154.00 for scholastic; year. $5.00 cnution money on entrance. $0.00 for material for each laboratory. Payments mndo qnar- tcrly. A 120,pngo catalogue, giving full particulars, sent, on application. Daily sanitary inspection by physicinn to Col- luge. Attention is called to thu short course of ten wccks.m Agriculture. Particulars sent on application. Torm commences September 14th. Enrly application iiocossrtry (or admittance. K. W. SILVESTER, President ALA. C. For Sale, Ono Planor and Jfiileher, complete. Price low nnd terms easy. Apply to S. P. B140WN. 7 30 C Hick man, Del, From FACTORY to CONSUMER. THE STRANGE PART OF IT. buys this (exact)' Rattan Rocker,, the largest size' over made: peri dozen, {14.50. ' Our new 112-, page catalogue containing Fur- i niture, IJrape-' rles, Crockery, i Baby Carnages, Bofri gcratoru, { Stoves, Lamps,' Pictures, Mir-1 tors, Bedding, etc., la yours for tbo Biking. Special supplemonta Juat t»-1 sued are also free. Write to-day. CARPET CATALOGUE in litbo- , GTtpnod colors la also mailed froo. Write for it. If you wish samples, | send 80. stamp. Matting samples also mailed for 8c. All Carpets aewecl free this month and freight paid on 9ft purchases and over. , $7.45 buys a made-to-your-meas- uro Ail-Wool Cheviot Suit, ezpressage prepaid to your station. Write for frtii catalogue and samples. Address {exactly aa below), JULIUS HINES SON, Otpi. 909. BALTIMORE, MD. SUCCESS! CASH BUYING MEANS SUCCESS FOR THE BUYER AND SELLER. tjic. one pound Rice. 10\c. Levering's Coffee. 10\c. Enterprise Coffee. 5c. 3 pounds Washing Soda. 4c. Philadelphia Oleine Soap. 20c. YZ pound can Cocoa. 5c. 4 double sheets Fly-Paper. 9c. 2 boxes Axle Grease. 7c. Organdies, Dimities that sold for 18, 15,12, lOc. lOc. one Ib. Chocolate Drops. 40c. six large Dinner Plates. 38c. 6 Cups and 6 Saucers, Cups with handles. We. Child's 25e Sailor Hats. 5c. Silk-worked Initial Handkerchief. 5c. 120 pairs Child's Black \ Hose, size 5 to 7. We. one dozen Potomac Hearing. 4c. one pound White Fish. Sc. one package Corn Starch. 35c. one pound dry Roasted Mocha and Java Coffee. R. S. Crew, Denton's Cash Dealer- I f n l l mon wore built ixlilco Inilors might concede a point to the clotlner. But tis no two mon live oxftctly similnr Clothing inndo to order is tho only wny to obtain a perfect lit. It is our aim to iiitiko Clothing tlint is satisfactory, in quality, tit, nnd workmanship. Uy giving strict attention to the measuring and cutting wo obtain results Unit nro pleasing to our pntrona IMI, E ASTON, - - MARYLAND, 1 lovo to licnr u certain Irnrncd friond of mim crnto On cm modern Institutions und thoir dlro, do 'generate Blato. When ho talks, rbont tho drama, how ho ecoros tlio coryphees Ami osltH hott long tho public will permit such tlllng.H as I llu bpuuks of our performers na mere pygimca in an ufo \\hcK! theiij is no vlianco of viewing ie«il tjoii' HU on (ho stage, And thoplnya are less than trilling and the v,it wlntli men should prizo To bultoouury has wuakeuod, which must 7ic«dH demoralise, But, ho BOOS to sco 'cm. And tho novels that aro published) How bn puts 'cm 'jieath tho lash And \voiidcia how tho peoplo can ondurosuch tawdry trashl Tho authors and their malingers without remorse ho scores And (Jeuiaies that they'io ''pernicious" or "unmitigated bores." Ilo vowa thnt they nro callow, save in cases \\htro wo find loo much sophistication for tho really wcl* bred mind, And lie wibhca for n bonflie which oa euato- imntc uould claim Most volumes that have been and arc becoming known to fniuc, But ho buys 'em. And when he tallia of politics that's \vhon his flinty lie Into thu tinder of my dull intelligence strikes flro. Ho shows how politicians, with their mechanism bold, Have quito usurped tho places that ability should hold And how eomo wily people will by plots and dunning anaros Itanlc with tho groat and righteous In the national affairs. With acorn ho tells mo how those pollticlansbad liavo miuin Wtuit should be patriotism Into usury and trudo, But ho votes for 'em. --Washington Star. QUEER COMRADES. At the eastern end of tho town, by tho black cemotcry gate, there had been stationed day by day since time immemorial an'old huekstress, who sold apples, eggs and cheeses. Sitting there, motionless, leaning against tho railing behind her, she reminded one of a Dutch painting. This was owing to her dark rod cloak, against the ample hood of which, drawn aronud her head, a wrinkled face, blue eyes and snow white hair were sharply defined. Sho was about 80 years old, hod always eat by the cometory gate, and tho poetry of her life was furnished by funerals. All her tears, sighs and prayers wore rosorvcd for tho dead -who silently passed her in their coffins Poverty, which canio to ita rest without flowors and without a train, touched her heart, and eho wept from sympathy. A rich person's funeral caused her to melt in tears of admiration, but when by good fortuno the wind bore to her ear n funeral hymn sung beside tho grave, while tho leaves of the old trees ubovo her rustled in the breeze, and the evening or noon sun shouo warmly upon hor head, tho old creature was in tho seventh heaven. It was iiofc often, however, that all this was combined to her satisfaction. There were nioro deaths among the poor than among the rich, and during tho greater portion of the year the wind blow about her ears, and rain and snow rattled down upon her big blue cotton umbrella. ! Naturally, as all the feeling of which this aged heart was capable was directed toward those "who slept beyond the cem- otcry gate, there was nothing or little left for the living who were yet outside. Tho complaints of the poor women that the eggs were so dear troubled tho old crone quite as little as tho grumbling of .the men at the high price of cheese. Tho eyes of hungry children appealed 1 to her in vain, for poverty, hunger and cold were things so natural to her that sho gave them no further thought. She uovor lowered a price which she had once set, but neither did it occur to her to make higher charges to people who appeared to be well off if they stopped to buy fruit of her. Tho old creature was just in hor business as well as IB her speech. None of tho inhabitants of tho neighborhood could have asserted that tho liuckstress had ever wasted a pleasant word on them for tho purpose of securing their custom. On tho contrary, if ever any one took the liberty of remarking, "Seems to me the cheeses are rather small today," sho would reply ourtly, '' Vory well, you had bettor go to the store and have somo measured out to you by tho yard." One fine morning in autumn--the old woman was already at hor post-there appeared on tho steps of an old hou 10 opposite a small boy of hardly B, who looked gravely about him. He held in his hand a long iron hook, and a tin pail was slung over his shoulder. The eyos of tho boy and those of tho huck- stress met--the idea might have suggested itself to them that one could nob well be older than tho ouo nor younger than the other and earn one's living-but nothing of tho kind happened to occur to either of them. The boy set in motion his little crooked legs, which were wound around with old rags, and they took him straight to the basket of apples. "Say,"horemarked, addressing tho old woman, "givo mo an apple?" "No indeed," was the reply, and after a gloomy pause the boy turned to go and entered upon, his occupation. He was a ragpicker. In tho course of tho of tornoou ho camo Btaggoring back, bomowhat tired under tho load of his full pail. Once more the bright red apples attracted him irresistibly. Ho looked at them a long time and said at last to tho huckstress, who was watching him keenly, "Say, I'll givo you something from my pail if you like. " "And I'll givo you something you don't like," sho cried, with an expressive gesture of tho hand. "Fio, take yourself off, with your dirty rags!" Tho next morning ho was there again. A funeral procession was just passing, fcnd tho old woman's tears floNved. The boy waited for an opportune moment, and then asked, "Listen; will you give mo an apple when I'm dead?'" "Doad people don't want any apples," was tho answer. "But I do," ho assorted. "What a bratl" she exclaimed angrily. " Won't even let a body enjoy a funeral in peace. Off with you--quick, I Bay!" Tho next timo the boy stopped before tho nnwly filled basket of oggs. '' Whoro did all those come from?" ho asked, and as ho received no answer he gave himself on o. "Oh, I know--from a hen. I think it's very uice of a hen to lay such good, eggs." "Well, that's a hen's business," grumbled tho woman. After a pause of deep reflection tho little follow declared: "I'm sure I couldn't lay such oggs if 1 was a hen." But even thcso words, which certainly showed great appreciation of her wares, did not have tho effect of softening the old woman. Another timo ho reported eagerly, "Look, there's a woman up at the corner that's been culling you this long time--sho wants you to come to her." "Go aud tell her to come to me it sho wants to face me," said tho huckstress, and tho littlo story teller slunk away aud did uoc return. Ono day when a lady elegantly dressed in black passed the old woman and tho boy the former puffed out her cheeks and said scornfully: "Pah, she's mighty grand. She won't ovou look at, us, but no matter; we'll all lio in the samo graveyard. That's what pleases mo." "Is sho ouo of tho folks that won't work?" asked the boy. "They're the ones that Santa Clans spanks." "My goodness," tho huckstress cried, interrupting him, "you know a good deal, don't you? Who ever heard oi rich folks working? You are a stupid." But tho boy clung to his opinion. "Pa eays, 'Work or get yonr ears boxed.' You'd better believe it" , "Stop talking," was the angry answer. "You're a donkey." The mita thought a moment and then replied, "All right, but will yon giva me an apple now?" Tho woman soiled the rope which she used for tying up her baskets, and the littlo fellow understood the gesture and trudged off. He went into the house, climbed tha steep stairs on all fours and entered the low garret room, which was never locked. It contained a bed, a table and two or three ohahs. The floor was filthy, and so were the window panes, which consequently admitted but a dim light A fow articles of clothing were lying and hanging about the room. No fresh air seemed to have entered the place for weeks. Hero tho little ragpicker had grown up. Left entirely to himself almost from his babyhood, after his mother died he had lain in bed most of the time until his father came home and shared hia dinner with him. Tho man would seat the little follow on the table before him, cat his bread and chceso and put a mor- eol into the child's mouth from timo to timo. On Sundays ho would give him a thorough scrubbing with soap and water and take him with him to a beerhouse. Now the boy was 5 years old, and tho father thought it time for him to be doing something. When he came homo from his work at night--he was a lamplighter--his first glance would be directed toward the tin pail. If it waa full, well and good; if not, the boy would receive his punishment, with the words, "Work or have your ears boxed,'' and this was the only philosophy which the little fellow comprehended as yet oiid to which moreover ho clung. Now, although the huckstress was always pnt out when the boy planted himself in front of her baskets, it so happened nevertheless that after awhile she began to look up tho street whenever he did not return at tho usual timo. When ho did come, she was curious to hear his newest devices, all of which had for au object the acquisition of an apple. But her power of resistance was quite as great as his longing, and thus they practiced their ingenuity upon one another with laudable perseverance. The yellow leaves of the trees which overhung the cemetery gate had by degrees accumulated at tho feet of the old womau. Sho wrapped her cloak closer and closer around hor as the branches beyond the gate become more and more bare. Tho wheels of the hearses now crunched on the freshly fallen snow, and nothing but the dork evergreen* roso above the white graves in the cemetery. When the sun went down, ita fiery rays fell through a network of naked boughs, and.for a few moments, tho old crone in hor Wed cloak, leaning against tho block, snow dusted gate, would look like a gilded statue. On one of these cold evenings she had placed hor tin coffee mug on tho glowing coals of a brazier which stood beside her and warmed herself occasionally with a sip of hot coffee. The cold moon stood in tho sky, tho stars were twinkling,from afar came the sound of sleigh- bells and creaking wheels. AU who went and came hurried along at the top of their speed, so as to warm their benumbed limbs. From time to timo the huckstress rose and looked up tho etleet The child was not yet to be seen. Shaking her head, sho drank her coffee, but as sho did not relish it aa much as usual ehe began to scold: '*That bratl Confound him! Bunuing about in the snow at this timo of uight What's the use of children anyway? They ought to bo born big." Again she got up. To bo sure, there ho was, staggering along through, the snow, a little bowlegged, bent over figure. "If I \vusn't too lazy to move, I'd make your legs fly quick enough," she grumbled, never taking her eyes off tho boy. Ho seemed, however, to have lost all desire for an evcniug chat on this occasion Shiveriuf.;, ho mounted tho fow stops of tho opposite house, but when no attempted to open the door he found it locked. "To be sure," eaid tho old 'woman to herself, "tho people of the house have gone to a wedding, and they never thought of tho child." The boy set his pail and hook on tho upper stop and sat down ou tho doorfiilL For a moment he seemed perplexed, then suddenly ho jumped up and ran across the street to tho hnckstress, crying pitcously and holding out his'little bluo lingers to her. "Well, well," she said, nodding her head, "servos you right You think I'm going to givo you an apple, eh? No, indeed. A bos on the ear is what you'll get, but no apple." At the' samo time she hold the coffee mug'to his lips, and ho drank greedily from it, his eyes fixed anxiously ou tho woman, who continued to scold incessantly. ' Suddenly--sho hardly knew herself bow it happened--she had tho child oil hor lap. Sho wrapped hor ample cloak around him, and, still scolding, she held him oloBO. goon the calm, deoo breath* ing of the little follow told her that ho had fallen asleep, and sho ceased speak ing and did not move. No human bciuf; had ever rested on this octogenarian's bosom. Neither lovo nor kindness nor pity had ever succeeded in opening thosa rigid arms, for she had always been ill uatured and bent upon her own advantage, which seemed to her especially endangered whenever there was a man in the caso. Now tho young life wlunh she held to her breast filled her with a gi ato- f ul warmth She listened to tho placid breathing of the child, whose head rested beneath her chin, and an old song canio to hor mind which she hod learned at school. Sho began to sing it, without a trace of a voice, in sibilant tones. When tho lamplighter came homo, phe called him to her. "Hero's your boy," sho said in her most crabbed manner. "This is tho first time I've taken caro of him for you, and it'll bo*tho last, I promise you," and she transferred tho drowsy child to his father's arms. Then she packed hei belongings on her handcart aud went home, au hour or more later than usual. Tho next morning tho little fellow emerged from tho house at the wonted time, ready to follow his profession. Meeting the eye of tho old woman opposite he stopped, sat down on the doorsill again and looked over at hor gravely, as if trying to collect his thoughts. He had an indistinct remembrance oi the comfort which he had enjoyed the night before. He knew nothing of a mother's loving care, of the tender touch of her faithful hand. Had ho perchanco unconsciously conceived an idea of thorn while clasped to tho old woman's heart? Suddenly he stood in his old place bo- aide the basket of red apples, but ho hoeded them not Ho looked across them into tho face of tho old cione and said, this time without any secondary object, "Say, I'm going to marry, you." She had to laugh in spite of herself. For the first timo tho littlo follow hod made her laugh, and without a moment's hesitation she banded him the finest apple in tho whole basket. And no wondor, for this was the first and only offer of marriage which sho had ever received.--From the German For Short Stories. Disciplining a Sblrker. An old civil war veteran tells a good story of how a lazy private in his regiment was cured of shirking. It appears that the fellow was utterly no good. Hu had been drafted into the service and thereafter devoted his whole timo and attention, to getting out of it Ho spent more than half his timo in tho hospital tent. Ho lau the gamut of all tho diseases that flosh is heir to or has acquh- ed through its own misguided effort*. Somehow oven the severity of military discipline was inadequate to his case; shirk he could and would. Ono day tho regiment was ordered to battle. There was to be a long, hard march and a fierce conflict at the end of it. When tho orders came, the shirker collapsed. He was taken to a ambulance, whore ho lay apparently in a comatose condition, hearing nothing, heeding nothing. The surgeon, a new officer just appointed on tho staff, was sent for to see him. The physician chanced to bo a keen 'witted man, and after taking in the situation he bandaged tho fellow's eyes, motioned to a private to take his feet, while he himself took tbo head, and, without more ado, dumped the comatose shirker headforemost into the river. As it was tho dead of winter, with ice blocks clogging tho water, a more violent remedy could not bo imagined, and the way the fellow swam to shore was a caution. From that day forth he was never known to try his game of shirk again.--Philadelphia Times. Fresh Air For Young Children. "There is no cause at all," says an eminent physician, " to fear the action of the air and sunlight upon a child, and too great haste cannot bo made to expose ft to their influence, which is entirely beneficial to its development and health. It ought to pass several hours out of doors, either in the arms of a uurso or in a garden, when a favorable placo can be had to spread a coverlet or mattress. It must be protected from tho direct and prolonged action of tho sun's rays, but not deprived of it entirely." Many persons, while admitting this general truth, seem to thhik it inapplicable to very young children, and babies too often get an insufficient supply of pure air. A child a few weoks old, if suitably dressed, may bo taken out of doors for a littlo while each day, and tho timo may be lengthened as its strength increases. Tho habit of daily exercise In tho open air will lay down the foundation for a good constitution, and tho liability of taking cold will be greatly lessened. Dr. Donne's advice is as valuable to the mother ns to the baby. Gentle exercise out of doors purifies her blood and strengthens her nerves, and enables her to maintain the sweet, equablo temper so essential to the right government and training of her child.--New York Lpdgpr. Social Bllatakes. Perhaps the greatest of all social mistakes la to bo continually talking about oneself. There is no word in all tho vocabulary of conversation so tedious to others as that personal pronoun "L" Though ono of tho smallest words in uso, there is none that takes np more room in tho everyday world. "I" is a bore. It is better not to mention his name oftener than can bo avoided. Another social folly is "gush." There is an insincere ring about it True, thero aro people who gush from sheer good nature in wishing to give pleasure, yet they should remember that even amiable exaggeration is like a coarse sugar plum, agreeable at first, but leaving a doubtful taste in tho mouth afterward. On tho other baud, thero is a certain class of people In society who are equally foolish in going to the other extreme. Thoy feign indifference about everybody aud every thing, seldom expressing either interest or admiration. They think it "bad* form" to show any pleasure in life, and a sign of superiority to be iu- capablo of enthusiasm. A social folly is to imagine that people ore always looking at or thinking of you. Such ideas are often tho offsprings of conceit. As a matter "of fact, tho people very often look at yon without seeing or thinking of you. Thoy have other things to think of. If wo could only convince ourselves that we aro not always tho pivot of our friends' and acquaintances' thoughts, there would be fewer hurt feelings and imaginary grievances.-Spokane Spokesmau-llpviflw. A COMEDY OF ERRORS THE FUNNY STORY OF A HIDE AND SECK HONEYMOON. Tantalizing Adventure* of » Careleu Man Who Managed to tone His Bride ou Their Wedding Trip and Qii Fraiitfn 1C (Torts to Ructlh Her. A newly imirried couple left Savannah oil their wedding tour, going first to New Orleans and then to Now York by way of Chicago. The latter city neither of them had ever vifaited before. Their hotel, the selection of which had been a i.mttcr of some discussion, as they wuiitad tho comforts and conveniences of a largo house with all -tho privacy of n srnuller one, they had finally decided to leave somewhat to chance, so upon leaving tho train they took n carriage to a house--tho name of which neither had heard before--it having been recommended by a fellow traveler ns quien imd first class. Arriving there, they found a crowd about tho clorl:'i dchlc, and after some delay the bellboy by mistake took their bags, etc., and, telling thorn to follow, conducted them to rooms. After seeing hia wife comfortable Mr. Brown concluded to take a little walk "to stretcli hia legs" before dining. On going out he found It snowing, and thu "L" being a novelty ho took a car, .intending to go only a few blocks. Becoming interested, he proceeded farther than he intended, loft tho car and took one returning, but where to return to ho did not know. Tho iiamo of his hotel had left him completely. Ho called a policeman and shamefacedly told him his story. Tho officer said: "That is all right What is your name? What, hour did your train umvo; Tho hotel register will tell U8 everything. ' Hugo Brown, Savannah.' That's all right." "Hold on," ^aid Brown. "Byaprno devilish error of the clerk or bellboy or in my hurry to get settled I did not register before I went to my room, intending to do so after I had seen my wifn comfortable, who, by the way, is almost ill, and by this time must be worried to death. I have been out threo hours, and I told her I would return'm 20 mill- nteh." Tho policeman secured a list of hotels, and Blown was sore it was the Normandie. Ae soon ns ho stepped into tho hotel lie discovered he was wrong. Thoy then tried the Netherlands, and so on, Brown grasping vaguely at the name of hia hostelry and cursing himself roundly. In tho mojiiticio Mrs. Brown had bc- como ii.riy ihsaotod. Shosent^or the ckvk :iiul dom^id^d her husband at his hands. The clerk, who immediately thought ho eaw home thing wrong in the omission to register, went to his superiors. Ad Mrs. Brown seemed ill, almost in hysterics, they called physician, who prescribed rest and a trained nurse. When the next afternoon brought no news of her husband, and nearly out oi her mind, she, with the help of somo oilicious women of the house, began to believe that her husband had dccrtcd her, she telegraphed to her brother for funds to meet her in Chicago, paid her bills, and, with the trained nurse, stait- ed for home. In the meantime her husband had traveled tho city like u madman, nud, as they learned afterward, went up in the elevator of tho house she was just v leaving. Her brother, wild with anx- ioty, met her, and immediately asked for Brown. Brown, in thu meantime, had in his despair telegraphed to hi.s wife's father asking: "Any news oi Cora? Wire Chicago." At tho samo time assuring himself that she muht have gono homo, as tho only natural thing to do, ho started himself for Savannah. In tho meantime tho brother had per- - suaded Mrs. Brown to return to Now York, telling her that it was not possible that her husband should have deserted her. Filled with mi anxiety he carefully concealed from his sister, they started for Now York, as it was learned afterward, leaving the station at the same time Brown arrived. Reaching Now York, they went immediately 'to tho Waldorf, where Simpson registered himself and sister "in a big, round hand." Ho had no sooner got to his room than tho clerk appeared and asked if tho Mrs. Brown registered this evening was the wife of tho "lost Mr. Brown," ub they called him. Being told that fiho was tho clerk said Mr. Brown left for Savannah yesterday afternoon, whereupon Mr. Simpson telegraphed Brown at Savannah: "Cora with me. Return at once." Ho told his sister tho state of affairs, and she insisted upon starting that uight, but bciug very tired and as thu time tables could not bo changed to suit her convenience she was obliged to wail until tho uoit day. In tho meantime a copy of the dispatch tout by Simpson had been forwarded to Brown at Chicago, who, construing it to mean that he should return to New York, immediately set out upon his return. Arriving, ho was told that Mr. Simpson and Mrs. Brown had left for Savannah that morning. Then ho telegraphed to bis father-in-law: "Hold Coia till I come. Arrive Saturday evening train."--San Francisco Call. Maucl'rt Ad rice. "Maud, I am almost afraid to go and KOO your father." "You needn't be, Hurry. When he usks you if yoxi enn support me in tho stylo to \\hich I have been accustomed, toll him you cau support me a great deal bettor tb in he could over havodono it' it hadn't In n for mamma's money." --Chicago Tribune, A Snfu liuildluff. A fow years ago a local powder manufacturing company, nt considerable oxpeubo, bent a man east for several mouths to investigate precautionary measures in regard to uitroglycerln. Ho returned with,all tho knowledge obtainable upon tho subject, and $9,000 and many mouths wero spout ill erecting a "bafo" building with the proper preventions Sgaiust premature explosion. Tho plaut was trnnsferred with tho utmost caro. Two hours later this new "safe" building went np in a "premature" ox- plohion, and that's us much as one can boliovo in new "safe" ideas to guard against powder explosions.--San Francisco Call.

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