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We extend To All
an invitation to come to our studio and examine the ar
tistic photographs that we are making so reasonably for
the Christmas giving.
A Finished Photograph
of yourself is something that all your friends would ap
preciate. Better engage a dozen or so right away as the
final rush just before Christmas often causes delays.
ELITE STUDIO, Saley's Old Stand.
A Sample Line of Fine Linen Handker
chiefs. The Latest Novelties in Scarfs and Veils
A lew Choice Sample Furs
Ostrich Plumes, Corsage Bouquets at
our Special Prices.
Cost you no more than the common things.
H H. STIRES
Every individual is linked to the pres
ent and the f utura Oar senses are keen
to the present our soul to the future. It
is a cheap philosophy that over empha
sizes either period of time at the expense
of the other. Business, society and
statecraft bear wonderfully on life.
There is no qaarrel between heaven and
earth on these necessary matters condu
cive of a better present and a happier
future. The call to man is not away
from these but to better manhood in
them. A man may be as much a prophet
to business, statecraft or society as to
Christianity. In all of earth's dealings
we should remember that today ends in
tomorrow or that tomorrow roots iu
today; that this life ends in the next and
that the next roots in this, and the wise
man is he who lives with the future
clearly before him, not in fear but in
The Sunday services give a keener
insight into right and strength for cor
rect living. The Congregational people
invite you to share the joy of their Sun
day services. Next Sunday morning our
pastor will speak from the subject "Why
the Gospel Appeals to Some Men and
not toOthers." In the evening he will
speak from the subject: A Little Creed
for Every Day Life Be True to Your
Own Convictions but Respect the Opin
ions of Others. Many have said that
this series of sermonB have been very
helpful to them. Will you be one to
William L. Dibble.
We are showing a very complete
line of MERCHANDISE, and
many articles that would make
handsome and useful Christmas
LADIES' KID AND FABRIC GLOVES,
LADIES' NECKWEAR, HAND BAGS,
KIMONOS, HAIR ORNAMENTS, FELT
SLIPPERS, HANDKERCHIEFS, SHOES,
DRESS SKIRTS, PETTICOATS. FUR
SCARFS AND MUFFS, CLOAKS, SUITS.
Men's Neckwear, Hosiery
Dress Shirts, Handker
chiefs, Mufflers, Suspen
ders, Shoes, Gloves and
Also a Complete line of Wool and Cotton
Blankets, Comforts, Carpets, Rugs and Art
505 Eleventh St
Route No. L
Henry Lnescheo, sr., visited Tuesday
with his daughter, lira. Henry Oattau.
The neighbors of John Wurdeman, jr.,
helped him hanl hogs to Columbus Tues
day. While in Columbus last Saturday,
Fred Cattau, jr., took home a nice hard
Archie Ball, head lineman for the In
dependent Telephone company, was at
Otto Heiden's Tuesday repairing his
Battle of the Herrings.
The battle of the herrings was the
comical name given to a fight betweeu
au English force and a French detach
ment not far from Orleans in 1429.
The English were conveying a large
quantity of supplies, mainly herrings,
for it was Lent, to the army that was
besieging Orleans. - The English had
1.G00 men, the French 6,000. The for
mer repulsed the assailants and saved
the herrings, so the battle was named
in honor of the supplies.
Willing to Take Them Back.
A letter came from the clothing firm
saying that the cloth that had been
sent them was full of moths. Was the
wholesale house taken aback? Not it.
By return post went a missive to this
"On looking over your order we find
that you did not order any moths. It
was our error, and you will please re
turn them at ouce at our exense."
On n the Judge.
The lawyer for the prosecution tad
talaktd his closing argmment, and the
judfe, a pompous and tons winded in
dividual, was charging the Jury.
He was In the midst of an onuses!
ly long and tedious address when he
suddenly noticed that one of the jury
men had fallen fast asleep. The In
dignation of his honor was boundless.
Rapping sharply on his desk, be awak
ened the slumberer, who seemed not
at all abashed at being thus caught
napping. After glaring at him angrily
for a few moments the magistrate in
his most sarcastic tone said:
"So that's the way you attend to
your duty, is it? You're a fine sped
ment to have on a jury. Do you think
your opinion will be of any value
when 1 send you out to determine the
fate of this prisoner?"
"Yes, sir," said the juryman quietly;
"I think so."
"Oh, you do, do you?" shouted the
exasperated Judge. "Pray tell me, sir,
how long you have been sleeping?"
T don't know, your honor," was the
reply. "How long have you been talk
ing?" New York Herald.
' The Dinner Table f Old Franea.
Could we restore for half an
the -dinner table of old France and
obtain half a dozen instantaneous pho
tographs of a royul banquet at any
era between the reign of Francis I.
and Louis XIV. such laughter would
be heard as might 'disturb the serenity
of Louis in paradise. The duchess,
her napkin tied securely around her
neck, would be seen nibbling a bone,
the noble marquis surreptitiously
scratching himself, the belle, marquise
withdrawing her spoon from her lips
to help a neighbor to sauce with it, an
other fair creature scouring her plate
with her bread, a gallant courtier us
ing his doublet or the tablecloth as a
towel for bis fingers and two footmen
holding a yard of damask under a
lady's chin while she emptied her gob
let at a draft. All of these at one
era or another were the usages of po
lite society. During a feast of inor
dinate length It was sometimes neces
sary to substitute a clean cloth for
the one which the carelessness or bad
manners of the guests had reduced to
a deplorable condition. New Orleans
They sat hand In hand on the yellow
sands. In the shelter of a bowlder,
watching the fleecy wavelets creep
"Frankie." she sighed, "say I'm oos
lckle petsle once more."
"Oo's my ickle petsle, blessums ickle
heart," came from the youth in the
Up to the blue heavens rose a fat
guffaw from the other side of the
"Ickle petsle! Ickle petsle!" chuc
kled a corpulent gentleman with a four
day stubble growth.
"Go it, Frankie! You ain't arf done
yet Eight years ago"
"'Enry!" interrupted a shrill voice
from the cliffs above. "You'll sleep
wot little sense you 'ave got away If
you ain't careful. Thought you was
goln' to get some whelks for tea!"
"Eight years ago, Frankie." con
tinued the stout gentlemau. mourn
fully, jerking his thumb cllffward, "she
was my ickle petsie!" London Tit
Bits. Florence Nightingale.
There is a story that after the return
to England of the troops from the
Crimea Lord Stratford at a dinner
suggested that those present should
write on a piece of paper the name of
the person whose Crimean reputation
would endure longest. When the
votes came to be examined it was
found that not a single soldier had re
ceived a vote. Every paper bore the
same two words Florence Nightin
gale. The "Lady With the Lamp" used to
relate the following story: -"Calling
one day on one of her humble neigh
bors, she was surprised to see the
usually tidy cottage in a state of great
disorder. 'Why, Mrs. ,' said Miss
Nightingale, 'what is wrong with you?
I never saw your home looking like
this.' 'Beg your pardon, miss, said
the abashed woman, 'but. you see, I
am expecting the visiting lady, and if
she seed my place looking clean and
tidy she'd think I didn't need no
The true Chihuahua breed fc the
smallest race of dogs in the world.
They are also the most highly strung,
sensitive and valiant of their kind.
Their sense of sound, sight and smell
is developed to a marvelous degree,
and they have a bark which would rise
supreme above the noises of a boiler
shop. A strange step sets one of the
little hair trigger animals into a frenzy
of ear splitting rage, and yet they are
so keenly intelligent that they can dis
tinguish between friend and foe al
most at first sight, sound or whiff.
Long before the duller senses of man
can detect a foreign presence these
little marvels of nerve force will have
"sized up" the intruder, and if not
satisfied that all is well their staccato
warning will wake the echoes. Los
The Ruling Passion.
Among the well known figures of
the Paris salons mentioned in 'An
Eighteenth Century Marquise" was
Bossut, mathematician and abbe, who
had translated Maria Aguesi's work on
the infinitesimal calculus. "When he
was dying Maupertius was by his bed
side. No one knew whether the agony
was ended. -Twelve times twelve?
asked Maupertius In a distinct voice.
One hundred and forty-four,' came the
automatic answer as Bossut breathed
it is the appearances that fill the
scene, and we pause not to ask of
what realities they are the proxies.
When the actor of Athens moved ail
hearts as he clasped the burial urn
and burst into broken sobs how fen
then knew that it held the ashes of
his son! Butwer-Lytton.
i His. Impression.
Mrs. Knicker Xqw. will you remem-
her everything, 3obn?. Knlcker Yep.
I'm to turn the flowers out at night
and sprinkle the cat Harper's Ba-
Br4f., Kincaid . Ce Cloth!.
DVEN the most critical
college man cannot
but like our two button
models. They have an
elegance of tailoring and
smartness of style which
will force the attention of
anyone having any ideas
about clever style.
There Was No Applause.
Just before tuc operation began the
operating surgeon said to the students.
"Now, gentlemen, no applause, if you
When he was convalescing the pa
tient declared that that warniug re
mained his most vivid impression of
"I wondered then how any human
being could have the heart to applaud
an act that had brought another face
to face with death, but later I under
stood. On account of heart trouble
they did not dare administer au anaes
thetic, so I was conscious of every
thing, and in spite of the pain I re
alized that the surgeon was doing a
mighty skillful piece of work. Xo
wonder the students wanted to ap
plaud. They were justified in it.
'"Some years ago they would "have
clapped the house down after an ex
hibition of that kind.' au old hospital
attendant told me. imt nowadays doc
tors discourage any such demonstra
tion.'" New York Sun.
Forgery In Excelsis.
The most remarkable literary for
gery on record was perpetrated in 1S70
on Michael (.'basics, a French scien
tist of European reputation, ("basics,
who was iu Ins dotage, purchased
within a few years from one Yrain
Lucas no fewer than UT.ihh) auto
graphs. A. M. Kroadley tells the story
in his "Chats on Autographs:" "IJe
glnning with a supposed correspond
ence between the youthful Newton
and rascal, Vraiu-Lucas proceeded to
fabricate letters of Rabelais. Montes
quieu and La Bruyere. Before he had
finished M. Chasles became the posses
sor of letters in French, and written on
paper made in France, of Julius Cae
sar, Cleopatra, Mary Magdalene and
even of Lairus after his resurrec
tion." Vraln-Lueas was sentenced to
two years imprisonment, and among
other forged manuscripts from his pen
there were produced iu court letters
from Alexander the Cr.at. Ilentd.
Pompey, Judas Iscariot. Sappho, Pon
tius Pilate and Joan of Arc!
The Llama With a Saddle.
In his native country the llama is
trained us a beast of burden, ami in
this capacity is very useful for. hard
and wiry by nature, he an carry as
much as a 160 pounds. As a mount.
too, he is quite easy to train, ludeid.
both the llama and the om-iko take to
the saddle as to the manner born
when once they have assured them
selves that their teacher wishes them
well. Their most striking peculiarity
as saddle animals, however, is a strong
objection to having their heads in any
way pulled about by their riders. So
long as their mouths are left alone
they will amble along quite contented
ly at a fair rate of speed, but if they
are ridden by some one with a heavy
hand they show a tendency to stop at
once, whipping round in a manner dis
tinctly dlscouccrtlng to those who do
not quite realize what is going to hap
pen. Wide World Magaziue.
In a certain southern city the col
ored servants, as a rule, go to their
own homes at night. The cook in the
family of a clergyman' not only does
this, but of late has arrival at the
rectory too late to cook breakfast.
Hence her mistress lately told her that
for each breakfast missed there would
be a reduction in her weekly wages.
Dinah passively assented to this, but
next day the mistress beard the maid
next door say to her:
"'Pears to me you get to work
"I gets to work when I gets ready."
was the reply.
"How does you manage about da
"Oh, 1 pays de missus to cook de
What She Did With.
"Well, why don't you say you wish
you were a man?" asked Mr. Potts
during a little discussion he was hav
ing with his spouse about some mat
ters of domestic management.
"Because I don't wish anything of
the sort," she retorted; "I only wish
you were one!"
What Ttfey Ate.
Tobias Smollett wrote bis "Humphrey
Clinker" in 1771. Ilie last year of bis
'life, giving therein a spirited account
of the society and customs then pre
vailing iu Loudon town. He exposed
the iniquities practiced by the purvey
ors of provisions at that time. Oysters
were "'bloated" and "Moated" then as
now; veal was whitened by repeated
bleedings of the live animal; greens
were boiled with brass half pence to
improve the color: the wine in com
mon use was a "pernicious sophistica
tion, balderdashed with cider, com
spirit and the juice of sides." and oth
er revelations not suited to repetition
In this polite age indicated that al
most every article of diet was prof
itably "treated" before it reached the
ultimate consumer. That '"bleached"
Hour is no new commodity was also
shown, while Smollett's added com
ment furnishes excellent food for re
flection: "The bread I eat in London is a
deleterious paste, mixed up with chalk,
alum and bone ashes, insipid to the
taste and destructive to the constitu
tion. The good people are not ig
norant of this adulteration, but they
prefer it to wholesome bread because
it is whiter than the meal of com."
Fires and Insurance.
The agent of a well known insur
ance company stood on the fringe of
the crowd watching the liremen retir
ing from the scene of a small blaze in
au uptown tlathouse.
"I'll do business tomorrow morn
ing." said he grimly, "and most of It
will by with v.omcn who have "forgot
ten" -their insurance has run out.
There's uHhiug like a blaze on the
block to set thoughts in the direction
of insurance. l.asi week a woman
was wailing for m. when I opened
my oiliee. Her husband had given her
money to take out insurance weeks
before, and she had spent it for a new
hat. The night before a fire had
broken out o:i the second Mat above
theirs, and. believe inc. that woman
must have suffered tortures until the
fate of the house was settled. She
paid the premium in small change,
which 1 believe he took from a child's
bank, rather than confess her neglect
to her husband." -Xew York World.
We ail love the poor. It would be
entirely unincessary. if not positively
caddish, to say l hat we hate the poor,
lint there are two kinds of poor the
individual poor and tic.' collective poor.
It is not the individual poor that we
love; it is the collective poor. It is not
the poor that ue know and see. but
the p:- that we do not know and
have neither time nor inclination to
look at. We are a I'm id if we see them
we shall cease to love them. We never
say. "dod bless the iceman, or the
coal heaver, or tire motorinau." For
them we lind our execrations for not
contributing to our comfort just so and
o and so.
It is with great fervor, however, that
we can say. "(Jod bless the pour." be
cause the poor do not interfere with
our comfort to the .slightest degree.
Fielding at Lisbon.
Lisbon contains the grave of Henry
Fielding. It was on Oct. -1. 173-1. that
Fielding died in th' Portuguese cap
ital, and it was iu 1S::i. that his tomb
was erected in the Knglish cemetery.
And Fielding didn't like Lisbon. "As
the houses, convents, churches, etc..
are large," he wrote, "'and all built
with white stone, they look beautiful
at a distance, but as you approach
nearer and lind them to want every
kind of ornament all idea of beauty
vanishes at once." At that time a
voyage to Lisbon was an undertaking
not lightly to be contemplated. It
took Fielding exactly fifty days of
foul weather.-St. James" Gazette.
"Do as Rome Does."
The saying "Do as Koine does"
originated with St. Ambrose in the
fourth century. It arose from a di
versity of the observance of Saturday.
The Milanese made it a feast, the Ro
mans a fast. St. Ambrose, being ask
ed what should be done iu such a
case, replied: "!n matters of little con
sequence it is better to be guided by
the general usage. When I am at
Milan I do not fast on Saturday, but
when I am at Home I do as they do in
Shot at Shakespeare.
"Shakespeare was :t smart man."
said Si Simlin. "but there was times
when he didn't hit it rigid."
"That remark about "rather bear the
ills we have than My to others that we
know not of." If that was the case
there wouldn't be no boss trades."
First Passeiiger-That is Conductor
Puuciiem. lie is on of the most ex
perienced men mi the road. Second
Passenger -I knew it before you told
me. First Passenger How so? Sec
ond Passenger I Seen use he slams the
door at the precise instant that he
calls the station's name. Judge.
- First Suburbanite We've got a baby
grand in our house. Second Ditto
We can go you one better. We've got a
grand baby iu ours. Baltimore Amer
ican. Couldn't Help Himself.
"He lived next door to a man for
ten years without even learning bis
"Can you imagine anybody being so
"Oh, yes. You see. the warden
wouldu't let them talk." Birmingham
"My wife is suing me for divorce."
sighed the man. "I wish I were dead."
"Cheer up. old boy. It's a whole lot
better to have your wife spending ali
mony than life Insurance." Detroit
Caller So your sister and her fiance
fire very close mouthed over their en
gagement? Little Ethel-Close mouth
ed! You ought to see Them together!
Gtocbtibs m Stapb Dry Goods
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets
Our goods are of the best
quality, second to none, and
will be sold only for cash.
Notice our prices in Groceries and
see what a dollar will buy.
18 pounds of Sugar for $1.00
5 lbs of First Class Coffee $1.00
12 Cans of Sweet Corn $1.00
12 Cans Peas $1.00
28 bars ol Lenox Soap $1.00
Honey, per comb 15c
Cranberries, extra fine, per quart 12c
Dill Pickles, per gal 45c
Sour Pickles, per gal 35c
Sweet Pickles, per doz 10c
Home made Sauerkraut, per gal 30c
Sweet Cider, per gallon 30c
A fine line of
and Nuts of all kinds.
First Class Western Apples
all sound. 50c per peck. $1 90 per box.
50 Cigars for $1.00
A Bread Plate or Salad Dish fcee f flfl
with 3 lbs ol Fine Coffee iUU
Best Imported Fat Herring, per doz 50C
Come in and examine our stock of Dry
Goods. It is now complete and well selected
We have it for ladies, children and men
in single garments or uivon suits.
A good line ol Cotton and Woolen Blan
kets from 48c to $3.50.
A fine selection ol Sofa Pillows and Jap
anese drawn work.
Have curtain and roller shades will be
sold at reduced prices.
In Hosiery we have the Armor Plate,
the best made. Try a pair.
Make a nice Christmas present, for 5c, 10c,
15c, 20c, 25c, and 50c.
The Silk Spun Head Scarf, something
new, lor $1.00 and $1.25.
Gentlemen's Ties 25c, 35c, 50c
A fine line of Linen Scarls, table linen,
from $1.25 to $3.50.
Stamped Pillow Tops 25c
Far From Upright.
Keilly :ind Coran were 'having It
out." Tho had been deadly enemies
for yea is. hut neither had tillered to
lay hands on the other up to now. both
of them being somewhat afraid ot tin
Kefore they coiuiueiieed it was stipu
lated that it was to be a fair "stand
up" light, and with that they started.
Coran had it all his own way from tin
beginning. He kept knocking lieilly
down and down again until that
worthy was about siek of it. lie turn
ed to the bystanders anil said. "Sure,
an wasn't it to be a fair, stand up
"It was," returned an onlooker.
"Au' 'on-, thin, can he he expectin
me ter foight im fairly if he do be
knockin me down all the tinier" Lon
10c Candy Counter
Nothing Over 10c per Pound.
Special Prices to Churches and Sunday Schools
Post Cards, lc each; 10c per dozen
A olished Diplomat.
"Did you see anything that partle-
II 1:1 He struck Vnili frim-v xvlmu v.n
j were looking round the furniture
simps today";" asked a young husband
of his lately made wife on her return
from a tour .f furniture inspection.
"Yes." she replied: "I saw some
thing exceedingly pretty iu looking
"I have no doubt you did." he ob
served, "if you looked into them."
The halo i f a calm, sweet peace
rests upon th:1! home.
Broke It Gently.
"You broke your engagement with
"Yes, but I broke It gently."
"Told her what my salary was."
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