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i Traps That Await English Speak
V ihg Tourists In Portugal.
THERE ARE NO TOES THERE.
But, Then, One Has Twenty Finger
to Make Up the Loss, Fingers of the
" Hand and Fingers "of the Foot OddN
ties of the Verb "to Walk."
Tho Knfflishman or American inH
- "Portugal who tbinfcs in his dwA lan-'
guage and trie to speak in the lan-
?' gunge of thdcouutry he is "visiting is
a great smile producer. m . .. . -
Kor. instance, you-hever njarry any-
: body. in. Portugal uhicSs-strange para
4&x you happen ,io. be a priest You
marry "with" your; beloverarih, and
the priest marries you both. In the
same way you never dream about any
body, but always "with" them.
When .the landlady at your boarding
. . house is ladling out your ?pup you
call out, "Arrive." You are telling
her to arrive at the stopping point in
other words, that you don't want more
... than she lias put out When. you see
. a. child that you want to fondlo.nt the
other side of the room you say to her,
"Arrive here." And the child prompt-8
; ly "arrives."
In England when we speak of -.walking
we .refer to a certain use of the
legs. But the Portuguese verb "to
walk" has many more significations.
In Portugal not only do the people
walk, but also the carts and cars walk,
the trains walk, a balloon walks, and
a boat walks. Stranger still, the
hands of a clock walk round the face!
A clock, by the way. never goes; it
Unless you are very intimate or very
rude you never say .to your fair part--1
ner at dinner,' "Will you have some
bread?" etc. You inquire, "Will your
excellency have some bread?" or. "Wilt,
the lady have some bread?" the "lady'"
meaning not some other tody but your
fair partner herself. .. ;. 7.
In spite'of winter you anfuever cold
In Portugal unless you are a corpse.
Y.oij -are "with" cold. In, -the samV
way-yon a"re occasionally ""with" heat
"with" headache, "with" hunger of
"with" thirst When you have occa
sion to discuss the weather you say.
"If 'nrakps'-cold." "It -inakes' fog"
etc On your way home from an en
tertainment you tell your companioh
'.-that it-"makes" .dark-v .
If speaking of her husband a wltt
says he Is a "tame" man. She merely
means that he is a man of peace and
justice. - " -
The word "house" means more than
with us. Your buttons share your own
- "'privilege of living in a houses The
. buttonholes are called "houses ot
the buttons' The squares on a chess
board are also "honses." You don't
- say, "I'm going to shave." You say.
"I'm going to do the beard." 'Neither
do you say .on the way to the bar
ber's. "I'm going to get iy hair cut,"
but you say. "I'm going to cut my
When you are In Portugal you have 1
twenty fingers, but no tops. If you
want to make a distinction you
say "fingers of the hand" or
"fingers of the foot'1 Instead of
telling the servant to set the table
you tell her to "put" it When you
go to the theater yon ''assist" . You
don't mean by that that you "come
on" nor even that you do a little scene
. shifting. You mean that you are there.
Residents in flats who meditate tak
ing a holiday in Portugal will be re
lieved to hear that no one plays the
piano there. They merely "touch" it
Xeither do they ring -bells.4 They
"touch" them also. But they "play''
stones, meaning that they throtv
them, and a ship at sea" "plays" when
It pitches and tfcssesl
Re -careful how- you -toll, your land
lady that you intend to dine out or
she may think, with a shrug of the
shoulders, that you intend dining
;i "outside"!, e.. ialhegnrdoiu)Jn-a,n-?i
swer: to the kind Ihqtilrlei Of your
friends don't say-that you ar6 well: -J
say mat you are ,-;soou. no ireim -
in your use of words. Some' wofVfs
similar in form are widely different- in
,; meaning, as an American missionary
. onee discovered- to his , cost. ; when
preaching in nraz'Hj-oneebrwueso
;.; ". crijony, 'His .subject wa'fnb&Jftr; j
' ' gal Sou." and he cravelj'irfformedthfs
hearers that when the VodbS? "-man tj-
turned tome his father iSUedT for" Mm-
the fatted beetle! "But he bad werejv
mauc a misiaKe m. uuu inuaiy xyia
A "sleenlnc" bridge means "a triage
that is Immovable (not n dr.twbfldgAeJ.
Stagnant water also "sleeps." jo mr
trucks or trains that wait anywhere
during the night Whcn they laugh! In
Portugal they "Untie' "fberiiselves"' to
laugh," and when they cry they "un
make themselves in tears." A pcrsist--eotlyninfortuualc
man says,- UI am-'so'"
unlucky that if I fell on my bad; I
should break my nose!" London An
swers. . ., . .. . . . -
Not a Chance! ,
A man told another man- a few days
ago how hehatl been "blfttonlng his
wife's dress for five years and finally,
in order to even the account -Jie had
a shirt made to order with sixty-five
buttons'' down the back!
"Did you make "her button It?"
eagerly inquired the second" party,
with a glad smile. . . .
"I tried to and fell down, like .slip
'plhg on a banana "skin," replied the
first party. "She promptly told me to
button the top button and let tbe oth
ers slide, explaining that they would
- not show 'when I had put on my coat"
Two bright looking colored boys
about seven years of age laughingly
accosted a lawyer on the street v The
man stopped and asked the. boys their
"Johnsing." was the reply. "We'se
"Well, what are your first names?"
insisted the amused questioner.
"Mali name." answered one, "is Soda.
and. bis name," pointing to the other,
tf"is" Saleratus. Maw done lose all de
.qthers.and she glvems names' she find
'socce&sful in raisin'." sXewark S.tar.
-Greatness is Its'-ottirforhrtnfcTlfeo"'"
READY FOR A JQKE.
:f he Customs. Official 'Had a Sens f
?-.'-.". - "Jtuin'eyJHimself.
k; In the smoking- room of the Hotel
des lies. Britanniques at the lovely re
sort of"Mentorie, on-the French Ki
"vlera."" some" three years ago two Eng
lishmen met After half an hour's
conversation the Englishman from
Manchester said to his new acquaiut
"Lsay, .old fellow, would you mind
taking.a small parcel for me to Paris
'and have it sent to this address there?
Pin. leaving for .Milan in the morning."
The Londoner willingly consented to
do this mch for one of his country
men. "Awfully good of you. I'll have the
boy "take the parcel to your room in
.the morning." acknowledged the Eng
lishman bound tor Milan.
In the morning the package was left
at the other s room. .
"?d that is what he calls a small
parcel." he exclaimed. "And what
might it contain? A package of such
s&if'tne custom officers would certain
ly want opened. What cigarettes and
:;,000 of them! Is it possible that any
one could -have the audacity to ask
such a favor to smuggle 3,000 ciga
rettes into France! That chap shall
pay for this, for I shall declare these
cigarettes and leave them to be called
for when ihe duty is paid."
The Londoner left Mentone that aft
ernoon. The following d:iy he was in
-Paris at the Garo do l'Est. his luggage
ready for examination.
. ."Anything dutiable';" asked the cu
Nothtii-" replied the Englishman.
-.'exWptini: in that parcel there."
"What does it contain?"
"Three thousand eigarottes." said the
Londoner. "v. is h :: --mile upon his face
- a smile or iMni:irrassnif!it at bavin-.'
such a pa reel wTii him.
The rrei'f-ii!!i::u raided his hands in
the air ::nd"la:ahfd heartily. He. too.
was as ready fr a good joke :is any
one. and on each piece of the English
man's lugiraire went his O. K. cross.
Hanlly ivatizing what had happened.
t-hel.nmloiii-H- found himself riding in
a KKXicTab along the streets of Paris
with the parcel of ::.00ti cigarettes un
der his tirm ami nothing left to do but
tu deliver it a he had been asked.
BEAT THE BANK.
A French Naval Officer's Daring
"pedient at Monte Carlo.
JTltose "who. have visited Monte Car
lo, have heard of if not seen the pitiful
ruin, tif maiiy an unfortunate person
who" has lost his last franc in praying
at roulette in that palatial gambling
den. All are not so fortunate as to
hij.ve:m .armored cruiser at their dis
"posaJ.'as was the case with a French
naval othVer some years ago. lie had
gone "ashoie in the morning with
naught in his pockets but his own
earnings. By noon it was all gone.
If" he but had another ."WO f nines he
was sure of winning. During those
.morning hours of failure he had work
ed out a system, and with just a few
francs 'more success was certain. He
would use the ship's money. Perhaps
it was .not just the right thiug to do.
but. in another two hours he would be
"able to return it. would have recouped
his own loss and have won who knows
what fortune besides.
Af sunset ire returned to his ship a
ruined man. The ytein, like all sys
tems of the sort, had failed. What
was to be done? To return home
would mean a dishonorable discharge,
lifelong dissrace. if not even more se
vere punishment lcath seemed the
ohly alternative. But no; he would
make one final attempt to save him
self. He woiiid force the authorities
of- Monte Carlo to return to him what
he "had lost or he would blow up their
As soon as he was again on hoard
his order was: "Clear decks for action.
Itais'e the mu.xle of every gun and let
them point toward the heights of Mo
Whatever the sailors might think of
caicfi ' nn order mattered little: obey
they inust. With all haste a messen
ger was sent ash:re with a note, and
'the captain -meanwhile paced the deck
in silence awaiting the reply a reply
which-meant life or death to him.
Finally the messenger returned car
rying" a bag of gld coins. That night
.'the'Urench cruiser weighed anchor
and quietly steamed out into the Medi
terranean, her captain happy that he
had fared ::o wtrse and the authorities
of Monte Carlo only too glad to be rid
'of .so dancerous a isilor. Washington
The Largest islands.
Australia has long been classed as
the least 'of the continents and not as
an inland. The largest islands are
graded downward hi the order of their
size, as follows: Greenland. Su0.0tX
square miles; New Guinea. 312,000;
.JJurneo, 2S0.0U0; Madagascar. S'O.OOO
In the absence of exact surveys these
.areas are rough estimates and must be
"considered only as approximations, but
'it Is hot likely that careful measure
ments will iidrodttce corrections so
larg- as to change the order of the
four. -Australia is but slightly smaller
than the continental United States ex
cluding Alaska. Exchange.
"I suppose you always prefer to en
list men who arc not married;" I re
marked to the sergeant who has
charge of the recruiting station on
"So; you're mistaken there." he has-
L leiied to reply. "I prefer married men
every time. You see, we don't have
to go to" the trouble of teaching mar
ried men to obey." Chicago News
"Want to go to the theater tonight?"
II have nothing to wear." said the
"Then we'll go to one of those mov
ing picture shows where it's dark."
The Rigrt Ring.
The Father That young: .fellow who
has been calling here IatelvisS? very
fine young man. He has the rlsuVJ nat1
rlug.about him. The Daughter icager V
ly)-IIas he? Have you seen "it? Is
if a diamond?
Suspicion Is very often useless pain.
Seeley, Who Fitted the Czar of Rus
sia, Will Be at the Thurston
F H. Seelej of Chicago anil Philadel
phia, the noted truss expert, will be at
the Thurston hotel itnd will remain in
Columbus Wednesday ami Thursday,
Jan. 11th and 12th only. Mr. Seeley
says: "The Spermatic Shield Trnes 89
now used nnd approved by the United
Stales government will not only retMin
any case of ruptnre perfectly, hffordioK
imtnediiite relief, but cloeee the opening
in 10 days on the average case, and coat
ing only proportionate with common
truse?." This instrument received the
only award in England and in Spain,
produckg results without surgery or
harmful injections. Mr Seeley has
documentary references from the United
StHtes government, Washington, D. C.
for your inspection. All charity eass
without chnrge. or if any intereati-d. cull
he will be glad to show the truss with
out charge or tit them if desired. Any
one ruptured should remember the date
and tube ud vantage of this unusual
opportunity. Uorno Establishment, 70
Dearborn Street, Chicano.
DINING ON SEA URCHIN.
Queer Way In Which the Glutton
Starfish Devours Its Prey.
Fights to the death are common be
tween sea urchins and starfish. The
starfish when teady for battle raises
one of his arms toward the sea urchin.
The urchin shoots out all his bristling
spines, or needles, and. in addition to
his always visible arms, brings out an
arm that is never seen unless it is
needed for active use. This usually
invisible .weapon to a sort of nipper,
edged wiM. teeth. During one fight be
tween a sea urchin and a starfish the
starfish, with a sudden movement
broke off the pincers of the urchin.
The pincers remained Imbedded in
the Hash of the starfish. Finding his
chief weapon gone, the urchin drove
all his needles iiito the back of the
starfish, not all together, but one after
another, with all the method of calcu
lated action. As the needles entered
the back of the starfish the starfish
broke them, one by one. The urchin,
rendered powerless by the loss of his
needles, made a few mechanical move
ments in self defense and then lay mo
tionless and powerless on the water.
After a few minutes hesitation and a
close scrutiny of his subject the star
fish approached the urchin and pre
pared to devour him. Cut as the
urchin was six times larger than his
mouth he turned out his stomach in
the manner noted by naturalists as a
common maneuver of certain animals
and. having rejected his stomach lin
ing. Inserted the urchin's carcass,
spines and all. During the time con
sumed by him in the struggle of di
gestion lie was closely observed, "lav
ing writ lied in agony for some days,
he began to show a change of appear
ance. The distention of his middle de
creased, and his movements lost their
spasmodic character. Later he was
seen to move with more activity. One
morning, warmed up for action by the
power of the sun's heat, he moved his
stomach rapidly from side to side and
from top to bottom and rejected the
spines, tins, bone plates, jaws every
thing that had not disappeared during
the process of digestion. The elimina
tiou accomplished and his appetite sat
isfied, the starfish replaced his stom
ach in its normal position nnd resumed
the even tenor of his life. Harper's
Japanese Nesans Have to Be Handled
With Gloves of Velvet.
Japanese servants must be treated
with tact, however trying they may be.
and often they are very trying indeed,
especially the nesans. who are usual
ly untidy, cross and lazy. Yet the
dear little things have admirers who
prata their kittenish ways, their tiny
hands and oven, of all things, their
A certain writer solemnly says: A
Japanese nesan-niiy nesan, even one
in a hotel will set mil your hairbrush
es, clothesbrushes, nail scissors, col
lar box ::nd tooth powder on the av
erago hotel dressing table and make
a design of them a picture, an artistic
whole." All I can say is that no nesan
has ever arranged studies of still life
with the nail scissors and the tooth
powder for me. though, possibly by
way of compensation, one has started
little lakes of boiling water 4on my
carpet when I rang for you. or toppled
over the morning tea tray and ar
ranged the fragments In an uncon
ventional design on my bed quilt, or
dragged a table with scrapings in a
minor key the whole length of the ve
randa. If corrected roughly the maiden will
first cry and then leave. The hotel
manager is well aware of this aware
with all the nervous perception of a
pei-son whom one hasty or ill consider
ed sentence can throw into a situa
tion seriously threatening his comfort
and prosperity; hence his attitude of
habitual meekness. He dares not let
his little lecture slide over the line
which divides it from a scolding and
is careful to deliver a necessary ex
hortation with a smiling face and fre
quent laughs just to show that It is
really not a scolding at all. St Louis
Couldn't Kill Him.
"Spotted fever" received some queer
treatment in John Wesley's day, ac
cording Jo Wesley's journal of Sep
tember. 1710. A man named John
Treiubath had the fever, and Wesley
wrote: "It was she second relapse Into
the spotted fever, in the height of
which they gave him sack, cold milk
and apples, plums, as much as he
could swallow. I can see no way to
account for his recovery but that he
had not yet finished his work."
S. An Old baying Amended.
TueSMa Won't you marry me,
then? K!10,or Glrl Certainly not!
When single?53 S blSS tIs f'Iy
FEATS OF MARKSMANSHIP.
Wonderful Shooting of Captain B
gardus and Dr. Carver.
Old gentlemen of the period just aft
er the war wl" tell you sadly that
there are no such shots as there used
to be. In this connection It Is inter
esting to note that $1,000 was wagered
against 100 that the champion of the
world could not hit a hundred consec
utive birds. Many amateurs, not to
speak of professionals, frequently
make such a score without arousing
comment in these days. Captain Bo
gardus was to be allowed three trials.
If he lost the first two and made the
third the money was his, and, by the
way, he used a twelve gauge, full
choke, ten pound gun, and his load
was five drams of black powder with
No. I) shot. He loaded his own shells
or had them loaded according to his
While shooting in England his load
was challenged by one of his defeated
rivals, who asserted that the .cham
pion's phenomenal scores were the re
sult of his superior shells. The cap
tain suggested that In their next match
both contestants should use his am
munition, to which the Englishman
eagerly consented. The captain was
delighted, for well he knew what would
happen to the action of the light and
delicate English gun under such a
jharge. Before the match bad pro
ceeded very far the Britisher with
drew for massage.
With the invention and success of
the ball tossing machine a craze for
ridiculously high scores swept the
country. Five thousand balls In 500
minutes. 5.194 ont of 5,500, In seven
hours and twenty minutes these were
some of the stunts that delighted the
hearts of the gun people of that day.
One man. the English crack. Dr. Car
ver, shot for six consecutive days,
breaking G0.000 balls out of a possible
C4.SSL The wonder Is that there re
mained of his shoulder anything more
than pulp. True, It Is on record that
after the three-thousandth shot at such
an exhibition in Gilmore's Garden, New
York city, the-contestant had to pry
open his trigger fingers by main force
and only succeeded In continuing In
the match by frequent immersions of
arm and shoulder In hot water. Out
ing. EDITING AN ENCYCLOPEDIA.
Strenuous Times In Getting Out an
Early French Work.
Many adventures befell the French
eighteenth century encyclopedia. More
than once the production of that work,
regarded by authority as revolution
ary, had been stopped, eight days of
imprisonment in the Bastille for the
printer being one incident At the
very last moment, after Diderot had
corrected the final proofs, the printer
and his foreman secretly slashed the
articles right and left, cutting out
everything that seemed even possibly
dangerous, and burned the manu
script Diderot discovered the atroc
ity too late when referring to one of
his own mutilated articles. But the
most remarkable point is that for
years very few iiersons knew of what
had happened, even the contributors
remaining In ignorance. They had
had enough of their own articles when
Voltaire tells a pleasing story of
Louis XV.'s conversion to the mer
its of the encyclopedia, according to
the Loudon Chronicle. The talk one
night at a Trianon supper turned on
sport and thence to gunpowder, as to
the composition of which the party
could not agree. Mme. de Pompadour
lamented their all round Ignorance.
For instance, she herself did not know
what her rouge was made of or how
her silk hose were manufactured.
" 'TIs a pity." said the Due de la Val
Here, "that his majesty confiscated our
encyclopedias, which cost us 100 pis
tole's." The king recalled that he had a
copy, and three valets were sent for
the twenty-one volumes and staggered
back with seven each. Gunpowder,
rouge, silk stockings, were all found
there. Some found answers to legal
problems that troubled them. The
king discovered the rights of his
crown set forth, and in his satisfaction
he allowed the confiscated copies to be
The Great Art of Dying.
To die without rebellion nnd without
weakness is the masterpiece of a man.
A mountain guide whose name the
London Mail does not mention In nar
rating the story of his heroism, with
two others, was leading a party over
one of the most dangerous passes of
the higher Alps.
The men, as is usual, were tied to
gether by a long rope. As they scaled
a wall of Ice they slipped on the edge
of a frightful chasm. The guide was
at the end of the rope.
Without his weight there was a
chance for the others to regain their
footing; with it his experienced eye
told him there was none. With In
stant courage he drew his knife from
his belt and said quietly to the man
"Tell mother how it happened, Ed
mond." He cut the rope and fell, never to be
Absentminded George Dyer.
At Clifford's inn lived George Dyer,
who lives in history chiefly as the man
who walked out of Ella's bouse in
Colebrooke row and into the New river,
neck deep, and had to be revived by
Lamb and his sister with hot brandy.
Lamb was never tired of relating the
Incident Dyer, an inoffensive, absent
minded old scholar, had Leigh Hunt's
friendship as well as Lamb's, and the
other essayist has told how, calling on
Dyer in answer to an invitation to
breakfast, it was to find no butter, no
knives nnd no spout on the teapot
Dyer was so wedded to life in the inn
that he wedded his laundress too.
London Spectator. .
Abraham Could Read and Write.
Some people persist in thinking that
the art of writing is recent and that
In primitive times poems and literary
productions had to be memorized. But
more than 3.000 years before the Chris
tian era people In Abraham's native
town wrote receipts for garden and
market products just as we have them
now, showing that the patriarchs cer
tainly must have known bow to read
and write. Dr. William Hanna Thom
son in Designer.
SUPREME COURT WORK.
How the Justices Prepare Decieiei
and DisMnting Opinions.-.
On Saturday evening eacfc justice re
ceives from the chief Justice an en
velope containing the names of the
cases the chief Justice has decided to
allow the justice to write the opinions
on, and the chief Justice also notifies
the justices of the hour of the confer
ence on Monday morning. The confer
ences are usually held in the confer
ence room under locked doors. The
chief Justice presides, and cases are
taken up or postponed according to the
wishes of the Justices or their readi
ness to consider them. Each Justice
Is furnished with a lock book, in which
he may enter the details of a case, the
record of the vote on conference and
the final disposition. On a case be
ing assigned by the chief Justice to a
justice to write the opinion of the
court the opinion when written must
be agreeable to the Justices. If not
the dissatisfied Justice will promptly
write a dissenting opinion. In some
Instances four of the Justices have
each written a dissenting opinion, but
the usual custom is for one to write
it and announce that the others con
cur. Before a case Is reached for argu
ment the Justices familiarize them
selves with its records and briefs, and
when one Is directed to write the opin
ion he makes a study of the case, long
or short, as its gravity demands. This
may take a few days or months. The
opinion Is dictated, and after being
typewritten It is corrected, boiled
down and revised; another copy is then
made, further revised and sent to the
printer. In order that the com
positors who set the type may not
know the decision of the case the
fnromnn spts nn the last few lines or
the opinion, locks them in a safe, and
after the opinion Is set up he adds
them to it. takes two proofs and for
wards them under lock and key to the
justice. It Is again read and revised
and sometimes completely altered and
returned to the printer, corrected by
the latter and nine revises sent to the
If the opinion is now satisfactory to
the justice a copy is mailed to each
member of the court These are re
turned to the justice with the nota
tions of the Justices, and the opinion is
revised or changed, if need be, to con
form to their views. If there be a
dissenting opinion the Justice writing
the majority opinion holds it until the
dissent is completed.
Then on some Monday, the court be
ing In session, the justice announces
an opinion in the case, giving Its num
ber and title, and then proceeds to
read it at length to the dozen people
who may be present If there be a
dissenting opinion the Justice writing
the dissent reads It and announces the
names of the justices who concur with
him. Afterward the official reporter
of the court sends a verified copy of
thA nninion to the publishers of the
United States supreme court reports,
and the case finally becomes one of
thousands In the law libraries to be
read and reread if of moment or to be
forgotten if mere detail. Independent
IN A ROMAN CAB.
A Party of Disgusted Americans and
an Overgratefu! Driver.
In Mr. Howells "Roman Holidays
and Otheis" is this delightful story
of an adventure in a Roman cab:
In returning from the Pinclo the only
cab we bad been able to get was the
last left of the very worst cabs In
Rome, and we bad bidden the driver
wait for us at the church steps, not
without some hope that he would play
us false. But there he was, true to
his word, with such disciplined fidelity
as that of the Roman sentinels who
used to die at their posts, and we
mounted to ours with the muted
prayer that we at least might reach
This did not seem probable when the
driver whipped up his horse. It ap
peared to have aged and sickened
while we were in the church, although
we had thought it looked as bad as
could be before, and it lurched alarm
ingly from side to side, recovering it
self with a plunge of its heavy head
away from the side In which its body
The driver swayed on his box, hav
ing fallen equally decrepit, in spite of
the restoratives he seemed to have ap
plied for his years and Infirmities. His
clothes had put on some such effect
of extreme decay as those of Rip Van
Winkle In the third act; there was
danger that he would fall on top of
his falling horse and that their rai
ment would mingle In one scandalous
- Via SIstina had never been so full of
people before; never before had it been
so long to that point where we were
to turn out of it into the friendly ob
scurity of the little cross street which
would bring us to our hotel. We could
not consent to arrive in that form; we
made the driver stop, and we got out
and began overpaying him to release
But the more generously we over
paid him the more nobly he insisted
upon serving us to our door.
At last, by such a lavish expenditure
as ought richly to provide for the few
remaining years of himself and his
horse, we prevailed with him to let us
go and reached our hotel glad, al
most proud, to arrive on foot
Ancient Spectacle Makers.
The ancient Guild of Spectacle Mak
ers is numerically one of the strongest
London companies. Its charter dates
from the year 1C20 and, though the ex
act date of its origin Is lost, there Is
ample evidence that the calling of
spectacle maker was extensively fol
lowed at a very early date. An old
book of 15G3 mentions the spectacle
makers among other traders, and the
biography of Carlo Zeno, an illustrious
Venetian, who died in 1418, mentions
that even at the age of eighty-four be
needed no artificial aids to his sight
So presumably spectacles were com
mon in Italy five centuries ago. Lon
Visitor (consolingly to Tommy, who
has Upset a bottle of Ink on the new
carpet) Tut. my boy. there Is no use
trylug over spilt milk.
Tommy Course not Any duffer
knows that All you've got to do is
call In the cat and she'll lick it up.
But this don't happen to be milk, am
Tnfltnmn will do the llckin.
H. F. 8REINER
Our goods are of the best
quality, second to none, and
will be sold only for cash.
We wish you a Happy New Tear, thanking
you for the generous patrcnage you have
accorded us during the year
We would call your attentio l to this ad, and
invite you to come to our stc re and see what
a dollar would buy.
A Bread Plate or Fruit Dish ee
with 3 lbs oi Fine Coffee.
28 bars oi Lenox Soap
24 bars of Bob White
ior use in hard water . - -
12packakesof Corn Flakes
14 cans R Lye
12 Cans of Sweet Corn
12 Cans Peas. . -
18 pounds of
20 lbs. of Navy Beans
5 pkgs., regular 25c
5 lbs of First Class
Honey, per comb 15c
Cranberries, extra fine, per quart 12&c
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
50 Cigars for $1.00
Hpst T-mrtorted Fat Herrinfir. ner doz olIC
e"W"" m w i
Come in and examine our stock of Dry
Goods. It is now complete and well selected
All Children's two-piece Underwear
will be sold, at per garment
Men's cotton fleeced lined Underwear, Q Ap
per suit uUu
A fine selection oi Sofa Pillows and Jap-
anese drawn work.
Have curtain ana roller snaaes will De
sold at reduced prices.
In Hosiery we have the Armor Plate,
the best made. Try a pair.
The Silk Spun Head Scarf, something
new, ior $1.00 and $1.25.
Gentlemen's Ties 25c, 35c, 50c
A fine line of Linen Scarfs, table linen,
from $1.25 to $3.50.
Stamped Pillow Tops 25c
For the creater icirt of its llf. a
hook is an article of furniture and
Itands upon the shelf to decorate the
library with its patch of color and
clow of kindlv associations, but from
lmo limn lhnn sww.iii ti.rufn. ..;.--w
of its existence when it is taken down
and read. London Athenaeum.
SPEND THE WINTER
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You will enjoy your trip from the start if you take the
Los Angeles Limited
VI UNIIIN HAKIMU fi
Standard Road off the West
EXCELLENT DINING CARS
ELECTRIC BLOCK SIGNALS
DUSTLESS, PERFECT TRACK
For literature and information relative to fares, ronte
etc., call on or address
BLLIS G. BROWN
and Static Dry Gods
and Olive Streets
soap, i nn
. . . .
A Riotous Pack.
! Uiu-1. Kh.n-I tell ye that it's eit'H
i ie induhi.-mv in pleasure that L'
so nviuy in.-n Tncle Kzra Voj
rh;ht m iti-tr Khen. Those fell. '
that -ta up till '. o clock piti-
' nllOlt- IV ,MMtfIH lit?!lt WOFl't TOU
J it till their exes begin to fail Vui'
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