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SQUAN CREEK FOLKS
Some Local Matters
We regret to announce that Hobby,
the two-yeur-old Hon of Kobert Hen
derson, our justly populur butcher and
general hustler, hud ti fall on the side
walk the other day and skinned his
nose. Of sueh is the Kingdom of
Heaven, and Mr. Henderson will con
tinue to sell fresh and salt meat ntthe
It was reported around town MVxnday
afternoon that Mrs. Aaron Schemer
liorn, wife of our courteous and blg
Jiearted blacksmith, had broken two
ribs while leaning over to di,p water
out of the rain barrel. Our reporter
hurried to the house and fmrnfl the re
port false. It probably arose from the
fact that she cut her foot on a piece
of broken glass the same -day. She
lias assured us that she -will be at
prayer meeting Thursday night ns
usual, though she may limp a little.
ILct 'us thank Providence for her nar
Last week, in mentionlng'ihe various
new enterprises on foot in Squan
Creek, we stated that Uiohurd Spooner
would build a $100 addition to his
beautiful residence on Lobster avenue.
Mr. Spooner has called at the Gazette
oflice to make a correction. Instead of
building an addition to his house, he
is going to tear down and entirely re
construct his pig pen. The plans and
specifications provide for all modern
conveniences, and no money will be
jqmred to make it an ornament to the
village. Next fall, in case a business
boom follows the war, Mr. Spooner
may change the 7x9 panes of glass in
his mansion forSxlO's.
Among the exciting incidents of last
week was the alarm of lire, caused by
Airs. Charles Longman hutting lire to
"TUKKK AJJB Xi'Il-TEEN
an old straw bed in her back yard. As
the dark smoke billowed to heaven
and the lurid Haines stretched forth
their fiery tongues in every direction,
the cry of "l'ire!" rang out o'er the
peaceful landscape, and in five min
utes the entire population of the town
was on hand to perform deeds of valor.
No harm was done beyond tramping
down a few cabbages. The tire bell was
rung by .Mr. Shakespeare Jones, and the
coolness and placidity displayed by him
in so doing is the talk of the town.
Two or throe weeks ago Mr. Henry
White, who is, without doubt, the most
accomplished cooper in this state, if
not in America, bought a bottle of
hartshorn for family use. It was placed
on the clock shelf, and two or three
days ago, while Mrs. White was tem
porarily absent from the house, young
Herbert climbed up and got possession
of the bottle. Later on he was found
in the back ,ard and had got the cork
out and was about to drink the con
tents for lemonade. With a wild shriek
of terror tin' unit her dnshed forward
and wrested the deadly bottle from his
innocent hands, and then fell uncon
scious. Our reporter was almost in
stnuly on the spot, as he always is,
but the grim specter of death had
spread his wings and gone in search of
other prey. That is, young Herbert had
been drawn back from the edge of the
grave. it is far from our purpose to
blauie Mrs. White, whose heroism is
beyond question, but we must say that
there is a warning in this incident.
Folks who keep hnrthorn in the house
can't be too careful of it. One gulp
of it imd young Herbert would have
been with the angels.
We had the pleasure of meeting Mr.
Thomas Longfellow as he was on his
way to prayer meeting Thursday even
ing, ami lie informed us that lie had
bought two kegs of paint ami l gnl-
pod gjllp lS
jl 'III 'I I I 111 I II TfifcflZlC Jf Bgi . f , 1 '
as Recorded in the
Ions of oil, and should begin painting
his house next Monday. He will paint
it a pea green, and if times continue
fnir will also make a new gate for the
front fence. Sueh evidences of pros
perity make us rejoice, and wc nreonly
too glad to chronicle them.
It is our sorrowful duty to chronicle
a painful accident to Mrs. Daniel
Wheeler, wife of "Dan," the popular
nntl highly esteemed carpenter. Last
Tuesday morning she started to carry
a 20-pound feather bed upstairs, and
had nearly reached the top when
her strength gave out, and she fell
backwards and bumped to the bottom.
Her screams alarmed the neighbors,
and they rushed in and laid her on
the lounge and sent for Dr. Danforth.
He found the victim badly bruised, but
with no bones broken, and predicts Hint
she will be about again in two weeks.
It was indeed a narrow escape from
death, and we cannot repress- a shudder
as wc tender our congratulations.
There arc times when feather beds be
come menaces to life and limb, and they
cannot lie huaidled too cavef ully.
The editor of this paper must have
at least two meals per day, and cloth
ing of some sort to Wear. He has a
wife and live children, and they must
also be provided for. Last week pie
plant was offered on our streets at
live cents per bunch, and one bunch
would have made seven pies, but alas!
we had not the money to buy with. If
we were not. sorely pinched for cash
wc should not aslc delinquent subscrib
ers to settle up, but, as it is, we hope
that the -VJ who are owing us will make
payment, even if only ten cents a piece.
Wc will take wood, provisions, sof t soap,
eider inegar, carpet rags or most any
thing else on subscription, but three
JOHNSONS AltOU.ND iUJIllC."
I or four dollars in cash would help us out
wonderfully just now.
Exaggerated reports of the trifling
misunderstanding which occurred be
tween Mr. Jonas I'.arber and Mr.
Darius Haker last Sunday evening are
Hying about and we feel it our duty to
correct them. The gentlemen named
were at the wharf when Mr. George Gill
brought in a strange fish. One pro
nounced it a flounder, and the other eon
tended that it was a sunflhh. Neither
one called the other a liar, and not a
blow was struck. All reports about pis
tols being drawn, blood shed and a ter
rible struggle are the veriest nonsense.
We trust that this statement will settle
the matter for good and all.
What might have been a fatal acci
dent, but which turned out to be only
a painful one, occurred to William
Green, our fanrite house painter, one
day last week. He was using a rake
in the garden, and after laying it down
carelessly stepped on the head of it.
Tliis brought (he handle up with great
force, and, hitting him on the forehead,
it produced a Jump as large as a wal
nut, aud for a moment rendered him
unconscious. His shouts of "Fire!" nnd
"Police!" were heard by several neigh
bors, and they were speedily at hand.
They would huu- called a doctor, but
Mr. Green, whose grandfather fought
at ISunkcr Hill, and who is himself a
born hero, insisted on sitting down on
tin doorstep and bathing the lump
with camphor, and in the course of an
hour he was sufficiently recovered to
drive a stray hog out of the garden.
In the midst of life we are In death, and
you can't be too careful about stepping
on rakes and tilings.
Miss Hoodie--Count, how do you
know that your diamonds are genuine?
Count ditto Hy u advances of ze
CUPBOARDS FOR SILVER.
Ont-of-tlie-Vny Tlntc lit "Which t
l'lit Trcnnitrft lif IMute Milt'lionctl
Dliln- Out of fonte.
Sideboards laden with silver are out
of date In the dlnlng-rooin. It is de
rigeur to Jihve as little of It visible as
possible, excepting during the- actual
service of the table. If tiny stops?
therefore, to think: of the .large amount
of plate used at formal dinner parties,
it naturally leads to wonderment about
Itn hiding places at other times.
In many dining-rooms there is ap
parently a second sideboard; made in
the style of f0 years ago. It has draw
ers above and two large doors below
usually decorated with line metal ine
dalliouH. As n piece of furniture it is quite un
obtrusive looking, and tits with aston
ishing closeness into the side wall. The
bit of rich brocade that covers ft top,
the vase of flowers, or perhaps the large
punch bowl that stands Upon it, give
no suggestion of being what it really
is, an iron safe.
Here after every meal the silver ii
put away, the small pieces in the draw
ers and the larger ones in the com
partments below. The combination
lock is then turned by the butler, or
whoever has the plate in charge.
The latest fad, however, is to have
eecret safes so well concealed that by
even the initiated they are hard to tlnd.
The handsome paneled woodwork now
so much in vogue suggested the idea.
Among these pnncls such a place jn
the wall is chosen as might have an
swered for a closet. This is fitted up an
the inside of a safe should be. The par
titions correspond exactly with the
wood panels on the wall, and, as these
often extend higher than a man's head,
it is possible to have a great number of
Much originality has been brought
into piny in devising unique means of
opening the panels. The majority of
them, however, succumb to pressure on.
some particular spot. Sometimes they
slide within the wall or they spring in
ward by means of hinges that are in
side. These arc really the most con
venient safes, from the fact that the
individual stands upright in using
them, and they have besides the added
advantage of being well hidden.
As a rule, accessibility is not sulll
ciently regarded in so-culled home
made safes. It is terrible to have to
dive under a window seat whenever
one needs an extra teapot. An amusing
story is told, however, of a family that
thought they had displayed a stroke
of genius in converting an old fifteenth
century trousseau chest into a safe.
No expense had been spared in lining
and fitting it up to contain their sil
ver, but so simple a thing as a hold
up for the heavy lid was completely
forgotten. The chest, moreover, was
very deep, aud the man in charge of
the silver was very short. One evening
when dinner was unduly late and it
became necessary to inquire the cause,
the unfortunate butler was found with
only his boots protruding from the
chest, lie had bent over too far, and,
regardless of his dignity, the heavy lid
had shut down upon him. Iloston
FOOD BETTER THAN TONICS.
UchltltuU-tl niici-Klt-H Do Nut In Hvnry
Ciihc llciiilr tlif Stimu
lation of llriiKH.
A professor in one of the medical
colleges holds that there is no need of
buying and swallowing tonics, because
they accomplish no morn than a judi
ciously selected diet will. The profes
sor says that spinach is richer in iron,
which is the basis of most tonic.1, than
even the yolk of an egg, while the lat
ter contains more than beef. The or
dinary dish of spinach and poached egg
is a tonic as potent nr. one in which iron
forms a part, without the harmful ef
fect of other ingredients tliat enter into
the medicinal compound. Plants im
bibe iron, and it is through them that
wc should absorb it into our system.
That mineral is present largely in ap
ples, lentils, strawberries, white beans,
peas, potatoes and most of the red
fruits and vegetables. Stewed black
currants, if taken daily in their sea
son, will cure anaemia that lias become
chronic. Jt is the experience of mar
iners that while lime juice is a pal
liative of scurvy, potatoes are a specific.
Nansen in his vojage in the h'rani had
no occasion to resort to the medicine
chest. The concentrated fovrn of. all
the fruits and wgctablcs t lint his men
were accustomed to cat in Norway wan
worth a shipload of drugs. It is the
first instance on record of the escape of
Arctic explorers confined on shipboard
from the ravages of seunj.rmd it was
due entirely to the tonic effect of the
food supplied. Philadelphia Preus.
Hindi nntl White.
No more fashionable combination m
promised this season than that of black
and white, although comparatively few
women look their best In a toilette
where no color is introduced. Dating
exhibitions of this black and white idru
are seen in all the leading shops. De
troit Free Press.
'V lie HlKhrxt 1'riiiH (. .
"Was your friend an agreeable
"'i even our cook lilted her,"- Cbi
vago Dnlly Hccord.
Kw JL ri
'By Kenrjett P. Harris.
Dn not complain, O my brother, the Lillcr of fools dolh rest. -.
What though hi hands be blood-free! His languor is surely the lies
Though ho should slay from the morning until next ilny'n curly uioru,
Yet for each fool that he ulaycth there would two others he horn.
Yea, were this not, thy rrviliugs "till would unrcaBoniiiK he;
Should he kill oil all the fools, it would leave me a mourning for thee. ,
Hadst thon n million of income, then grim wnnt lio longer would rago;
Tlitiu would t find work for the idle -aud pay them the maximum wage,
Lifting the vi,l,r frnm the gutter, loitering Hcicucc nnd nit,
Holding hack from thu iuwcsNir of nil thy vast unbalance no part.
Yen, so thou wouhl.st, to would other, if they, too, were rich, do the naino
The trouble with thee and with thcn you. haven't' n cent to your' name.
The port linlh studird the woman and deeiacth he knoirclh her well,
Aud whnt in Iuh knowledge in lacking the navaut can easily tell,
In their poor, simple utiudif they do Lnovv and con fathom her every wile; '
Itul their wisdom is naught at Jirr islam-, it Is (led at her touch or her smile."
Though tlie loves of the poet he many, nnd the sage hath read volumes galore.
They are both of them drivelinB habei to a clerk in n IiIr dry-goods store.
Hast thou forsworn the had liahits that once thy perfection did mar,
When the fresh ber fuuimcd high hi the schooner and tdopped its wet trail on tho
Hast thou passed up k prrfutneil pnrfceto, the pipe and the pale cigarette,
?uit Ijing abed Inte i mornings? Tis well, O my brother, and yet,
OIi, brag not so often nnd loudly, lest men in their wen tin ess hcoIT
And say your new taint by tenfold is worse than the ouch you've awnrn off.
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Where are the hills I.'ve fooled away
The Vs- aud Ns that I knew
For sumo br.icf space -at mo.it i day
Kcforu they tqircnd their wing ami flew ?
I uuh to Moines that I ku:w
Sonic Mirt of plan to aial.c Uiein stay,
Or even to hold back u few.
Where an: the lulls I've fooled away r
'I.'hc bills that L have fooled away
Would buy nut lots of things I need
A goodly steam yacht and a way-
liackid Dachrthmid of the purest breed.
A. trotting horse of iccoid speed
Would lie my own itlioiit delay.
I'd buy nu oveno.it, indeed,
Had I the hills L've fooled awy.
The bills that I have fooled wuy
Are badly scatteitd evetywhuie.
And who Iuih got thac hills to-day
1 do not know and do not rare.
What, woiries me is how to spato
Knough of them the tent to iy
One can't pay rent or railroad fr
With bills that one has faoied Rirny..
I'riwe, prithee, only show nto jrhero-
I can dig up some duet tn-disy-r
I't me hut liar my wallet: batv,
And lisujr the hills I've fooled a7TVL'
-Ciuc3u ili iiim'- ' . . '
A maid Mat on n window-sill
(Sing hey, hut she waH sweet)
Aud rubbed n pane with right good will,
A story from the street.
Her form it seemeil of passing grace.
You could not sec that maiden's face.
Nor could you see her feet.
Her sleeves tucked up showed dimpled arms
(Sing hey, her unns were white),
I mentioned that her other cluirma
Were simply out of sight.
She worked ujion that window-pano
With n wet sponge nnd might inul main,
Also witli mam and might.
A man came walking down the street
(Sing licy, that man was gay),
You could not find a man more neat
Wherever you might stray.
Hia hat was new, red was his tie,
His collar was extremely high;
As for his clothes well, sny!
The maiden looked upon the man
(Sing hey, his .Sunday best);
She dipped her sponge within iter pan
'Tis sad to tell lliu rest
The Rpongc with soapy water dripped.
Out from her heedless hands it slipped
Aud plunked him on the vest.
It r plashed his tic, it splashed his hat
(Sing hey, hut he was sore);
It sprinkled every garment that
This wight unhappy wore.
J lis collar watt a flabby string,
His tie waH soiled like everything.
Ah I remarked before.
The iimiden looked down from her sill
(Sing hey, a merry f recite),
She called oat very sweetly: "Will
You throw that Kponge up, please?"
The man looked up. His face was red.
Kill wli.it he to that maiden said
I a shown by tliingH like these:
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