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MANY COMMON ONES HAD PECU
AT THE FARMHOUSE.
November tree are brown and bar
And brlt-f and cblll November days,
but on the farm all are antlr
And cheerfully the mothi-r says '
"The duy to all New Knglund dear
TuaukBKlvInf Day, will nooa be her.
"So. father, choose the turkey now
And 1 will make aome pumpkin plea, .
Aud we will have a pudding nlc
And It aball be of largest alte;
There lit waluuta In the gurret
And there Is corn thut pupa ilka snow,
There are apples In the cellar
Which all the children love, 1 know.
"And we will have our sons com borne,
Our daughters and grandchildren, too,
Mar Ann and Jim snd Joseph,
Maggie, Nellie aud baby I'ruc.
Bo father gets the turkey One
And niolhpr makea the pumpkin plea
And home Thanknglvlng morning brlnfs
Iieloved ones of every alee.
The old house rings with their glad laugh,
The fireplace glows with ruddy light,
And when at table all bave met
That kitchen la a pleasant sight.
The father offers sincere thnngi,
The little ones Impatient wait,
And then the turkey plump he carves
And from the bounty Alls each plate.
Then grandma's plum-tilled pudding comes
With oilnce and pumpkin plea galore,
While nuts and apples, rnllua sweet,
And fun aud feasting crown the hour.
and here the poor remembered are
And not In kindly word alone,
With well-filled hands the children speed
To neighbors' homes where wunt la known.
The plensnnt hours most swiftly fly,
The com Is popped and stilled the fun,
And huppy children rest In bed,
The glad November day la done.
But by the fire grandmother sits .
And In her hand she holds a curl,
A soft brown curl, that shone long sine
Around the face of her first girl
"Dear child," she cries, "forgotten never,
A mother's love remembers ever,"
Emily Pearson Bailey.
5 A RURAL PEACEMAKER. 5
BY J. t. HARBOUR.
rrjIIEY did not pay much attention
Mlto Thanksgiving In the country
V school district in which I taught In
the West a good many years ago. Christ-
mas win the chief holiday of the winter,
and It was celebrated without any apeciul
demonstration, for most of the people
were poor and there waa not much sent I
ment in their general make-up. Old Han
nan uorton, wittrwnom I bonnied, waa
of New England birth, and she had not
come to the West until some years after
her mart-Inge. She waa woman ot a
good deal ot force ot character, and no
OM In the neighborhood hud a nimbler
tongue. One evening about two weeks
before Thanksgiving I said to her:
"Do the people observe Thanksgiving
very generally in this neighborhood Y
"No, they do not," replied the old ludy
with considerable emphasis, "And it haa
always been a good deal ot a trial to me
that ao little attention was paid to a day
that we made ao much ot back there In
dear old New England, It was the great
est holiday ot the year to us, and bow
we did e&joy It J"
"Why do they pay so little attention to
"Well, I guess It Is Just because they
bave never got In the way of paying any
attention to It. They never celebrated
the Fourth ot July as It ought to be cele
brated until my husband got them atarted
to doing it ten years before he died, and
now - we have a tug celebration every
"Some one ought to start them to cele
"So they ought. Hut who Is to do It?"
T reflected for a tew moments, and then
"Suppose we start them off In that di
she married John Watters against the
squire's wishes. There was nothing
against John, excepting that he was
poor, and he had a brother that had been
In Jnll, but John couldn't help that, and
ne nas done splendidly ever since be mar
j i. i , .
neu, ana u is my opinion tnat the squire
wonia line to make up with John and
Nellie, only he is too proud to make any
advances, and they won't either. Then
there is Kate Whiting and her sister,
Lucy Patch, who had a falling out years
ago, and ain't spoke to each other since,
and before that one was the very shadder
or tne other. Kcuben Hoopes and his
brother Silas and their, families fell out
over the property after old man Hoopes
died, and they ain't ever spoke since.
Then the Anderson and Kobey families
had a fulling out five years ago, and they
don't speak, and before that they were
as thick as flics around a molasses bar'l.
Then there are other families In the dis
trict that ain't as friendly as they ought
to be, so your Thnnksirlviiig dinner miirht
end in a. riot if all these people come to
gether In the school house."
Not with a womnn of your tact at the
head of It." I said.
"Well, yon go ahead and cot it tin. and
I will aid and abet you all I cuu. It will
be a break in the monotony of things
here even it there Is a fight."
I spent all of my time before and nftne
school during the next ten dura in cull-
I Ing at all of the homes in the iu.IlMii-
noon, anu inviting tne people to come to
tne school house on Ihuukiwiyiiig day
with well-filled baskets. The school
house was unusually large, and there
would be room for all if we took out a
part of the seats. Three days before
inanksgivlng old airs. Dorton said:
"I guess you'll have the house full
Thanksgiving. Nancy Ross was in here
to-day, and she says that the whole dis
trict Is coming, and Nancy knows if any
one does, for she spends most of her time
trotting about picking up gossip and re
tailing it out aagin. She is as good ns
the local columns of a newspaper for giv
ing news about whot folks are saying
and doing, and she says that the Idea of
the Thanksgiving dinner In the school
house was taught like wildfire. Nnn
says she wouldn't miss it for" a party."
The larger boys and girls of the school
mot me at the school bouse the evening
iieiore.inanKSRiving, ana we decorated
tne room beautifully with evergreens aud
"WB WILI, KOW MSO."
several flags we had been able to borrow.
Provision bad been made for two long
tables to run almost the entire leucth r
the room with some Smaller tables in the
'I suppose that we will have to he
careful how we seat the people at the ta
bles," I said to Mrs. Dorton.
"You just leave that mostly to me "
said the old lady. "I kuow the neonle
two children are to set at this table over
In this corner. Come right along." Anc
when they were seated the old lady bus
tled up to Mrs. Patch and said:
"Now, Lucy, you and your husbnnd
and the children are to sit here at this
"And if she didn't plump them right
down with the Whitings that they hadu't
spoken to for years," said the voluble
Nancy Ross afterward. Indeed Nancy
was so fond of telling .about that
Thanksgiving dinner afterward that I
think I will let her tell about it now.
"Then," she said, "if that Hanner Dor
ton didn't set old Squire Bent down at
the head of one table with his daughter
Nellie at his right hand and his son-in-law,
John Watters, at his left, an' their
baby in a high chair at Its grnn'pa's side,
an' it wa'n't three minutes before the old
Squire had that baby in his arms and
he et his whole dinner with the little
thing in his lap.. I heard his daughter
any to him, 'bhan't I take the baby.
father, so that yon can eat your dinner
in greater comfort?" But he held right
on to it, and there he sat taikin' to Nellie
and John same as if there'd never been
any trouble at all. And he had that baby
in his arms the whole afternoon, nu'
went around ns proud, sayin' to folks,
'See my grandson. Ain't he a mighty
fine boy?' It was the first time be had
ever seen the child, an' the next week he
made Nellie and John cotnp and live with
him. Then what did that Ilnnner Dor-
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urn uu inn pui iicuncn uoopes an his
brother Silas and their families at a table
by themselves, an I heard ber say to
'em. 'Come, now, you folks want to be
sociable an' hnve a good visit together
same as own brothers ought to on
1 hatiksgivin day. Their wives hnve nl
ways wanted to make up, an' I tell you
tney round their tongues mighty soon,
an 'fore that meal was over they was
taikin' away as if there had never been
any row over property or anything else.
An' before they knew it the Anderson
and Itobey families found themselves nt
the same table with Ilnnner snjin' to
'em, 'Now it don't make no diff'rence
about the past. 'Ibis Is Thankscivln'
day, an' a good time to forget that there
has ever been anything but a happy past
between you folks.'
"Then If she didn't np an' set old Ruth
Norse an' old Betty Underwood down
side by side, an' they hadn't spoke to
each other for years, an' before they
knowed it them two old bodies was chat
tin away together as if they had never
had a fallin' out in the world. Then
when she had got all the people thnt were
enemies set down side by side she seated
every one else, and then she said,
" 'We will now sing.'
"'Blest be the tie that biuds."'
An' ev'rybody sung It. nu' then Elder
Sharpe asked a blessin' an the dinner
was begun. There never was such a
spread seen before in these parts, an' I
you never would have thought to have
seen them people eatin' nn' laughin' an' !
merrymakiu' together that there was
such a thing in the world as malice, or
envy or bitterness or ill-will or anything
o' the sort, no you wouldn't. Afhr rha .
dinner we had games an' sung songs an'
made speeches, an' from that time on
there was more pence an' hannincss nn
sociability in the neighborhood than there
ever was before. I tell yon we'd good
reason to stand up as we did before wa
started ror home an sing
How Boms Popular Phrases Came Into
the English Langniage Many Came
From the Hooting Field-Origin of
the Term Bankrupt.
Words, like men, bave histories, while
others embody history. To the latter
; clas belongs the word "rigmarole."
Everybody understands It as signifying
a confused and meaningless Jumble
I but few recall the fact that It com;
from ragman's roll. Now, the ragman
roll was a crown document of no small
Importance. It Is a real roll of ancien
parchment aud records categorically
the Instruments aud deeds by which
Scotland's nob.lity and gentry gave in
their adhesion aud swore allegiance to
Edward I. of England toward the close
of the thirteenth century. Naturally,
it Is a somewhat confused document,
but possibly not quite so much con
fused as confusing to the good people of
its own era.
It must have been upsetting In those
days to discover that the lords and gen
tlemen thought to be stanchest for the
old order bad gone ovef to the invadin
king. Yet there is something to be said
for the lords and gentlemen they loved
not Scotland's Independence less, but
their heads and their estates rather
Most of us are fond of venison that
Is to say, deer's flesh. Formerly, how
ever, that word had a wider meaning,
being used for any flesh bunted-that
Is, meat of venery, Venery Is the old
word for hunting thus foxes and
wolves and badgers furnish "venison'
no less than the lordly stag.
Cur, the synonym for a worthless dog,
nas somewhat the same derivation. In
feudal England the dogs of the villein
age, no doubt mostly starving inon
grcls, were by law required to be cur-talled-that
is, have their tails cut
short, so that they might be readily dis
tinguished from the stag and boar
hounds of the lords and gentlemen. The
stag hounds ran true upon the scent,
the mongrels would confuse and draw
them off from it. Sometimes the'vil
lein-dogs had likewise to suffer "hom
bllug" that la, cutting away the two
middle toes from each foot, so they
could not run with the hounds. A cur-
tail-dog, or curtle-dog. In time became
simply a cur. His owners, the villeins,
who lived In clustered 'hovels outside
the castle walls, Jn like manner gave
rise to the word village.
Another wonderfully expressive
phrase "to run riot" also comes from
the hunting field. Foxhounds run riot
when they leave the drag of the fox
and go racing and chasing off upon the
seent of hares and rabbits, whose com
pany the fox seeks when he finds him
self pursued. Indeed, In fox-hunting
parlance, hare scent is known as "riot."
The familiar phrase "on the pad," as
signifying going hither and yon, also
throws back to Reynard the fox. His
feet are known technically as pads
when he gets up and begins to move
about sportsmen say he Is "on the pad."
Strange as It may seem, the word
"tallyho!" In a manner connects the
bunting field .with the coach. Tallis
hors, pronounced tallyho Norman
French for "out of the thicket"-was
the proper cry when the fox broke cov
er. The huntsman and the master of
the foxhounds answered the cry with
long blasts of the horn. Then when
public coaches began to run their horns
blew the tallyho blasts; further, as lux
ury progressed, finer coaches of teu took
to the meet, and the throwing off. fine
people who did not Intend to follow the
hounds, but to see them sneetacularlv
Between use and luxury the conch with
seats on top crystallized as the tallvho
The tallyho It Is likely to remain, unless
all the world should go automobile mad
Though the bankrupt Is so common
among us nowadays, few know whence
ne derived his unenviable eoirnomen
It Is among the most Interesting of
worus wiiu Histories. Lombards, mon
ey-changers of Venice, sat on benches
round about the plaza of St. Mark's
Kaneo is Italian Tor bench. When one
of the money-changers defaulted the
others Tell to and broke his bench In
little pieces. Afterward he was known
a "baneo-rui!to"-that Is, the man of
tne broken bench. Hence comes mm
These are only a few examples, hut
they serve to show how interestinu la
me suiuy or word histories.
" 'There's the third floor front you
could have, If you wei;e only a man,'
said this landlady, reflectively. 'We
don't-care to take ladles; they make
trouble In the house. We don't seem
to be able to make them comfortable,
and one urges the other on to com
"The next morning, when I started
out to renew my search, I was forti
fied with certificates of baptism and
confirmation and a letter from the ree
tor of the church I attended. These
finally admitted me to the domicile of a
weary-looking person, who acknowl
edged, desperately, that she took net
own sex to board. Then, such Is th
contrariness of human nature, I In
stantly took a loathing to the place aud
decided It must be very second-rate, In
deed. I took rooms there, however.
"Now the question arises, are women
so Intensely disagreeable In other peo
ple's houses as all this, and If so, why?
If the dust lies undisturbed for weeks
In the corners of a room, the feminine
lodger will naturally call attention to
it. But need she do so In an Imperious
"At all events, I'm sorry I'm a wom
an, since I must board, for It seems that
the most objectionable of the lords of
creation Is preferred before any wom
an, however amiable she may be, In
lodging houses." Baltimore News.
A Scottish peasant, boasting of hi
relationship to the Duke of Argyll, ex
plained the connection In this way:
The Duke's piper's sister's wee laddie
has a wee doggie that's aln brither to
my aunt's wee laddie's doggie."
The night clerk of a leading hotel of
Washington, D. C, says that last win
ter a Southern Congressman came to
him and demanded that his room be
changed. When asked what displeased
him, he replied, angrily: "Well, that
German musician In the next room and
don't get along well. Last night he
tooted away on his clarionet so that 1
thought 1 never would go to sleep.
After I had caught a few winks I was
wakened by a pounding at my door.
What's the matter?' I asked. 'If you
please, said the German, 'dot you vould
schnore of der same key. You vas go
from B-fhtt to O, and It spoils tier
moosic.' " -
RECOGNIZED THE WMD MAN.
Georgia Spectator Find. Him to Be IH
During the Macon (Ga.) street fair
one of the attractions was a wild man,
who ate raw meat and was bound In
The wild man has been at his business
so long that be understands it quite
thoroughly, and now be thinks he ought
to have better wages. To the public he
never says a word, but be talked some
good plain English to his employers the
other day. He Intimated that he would
form a wild man's union If necessary
to get higher wages. His employers
undertook to tell him who he was and
to remind blrn that he was In their pow
er, but he swore In all the oaths pe
culiar to the wild man's vernacular, de
claring that he would quit being wild
and become civilized before he would
continue to eat raw meat and wallow
around at the end of steel chains In a
hot pit for $1.50 a day. It was finally!
agreed that be could have $2 a day, and'
he went back down Into the pit and is
now wilder than ever.
This particular wild man has a broth
er who has for some time been wander
ing about In civilization, and a roinnn
tlc meeting occurred between the two.
They didn't fall on each other's necks
and weep. The civilized brother pnid
his dime to see the wild man, not
dreaming that he was to see his own
long-lost brother. After gazing into the
pit for a few minutes, his eyes resting
on the raw meat and huge steel chains
rather than on the creature so securely
bound, he looked at the well-advertised
wild man. He started as if about to
scream. Then he caught the wild man's
eyes, and they recognized each other.
They both broke out In a big ha ! ha! the
wild man laughing Just like his civil
The management did not allow the
two to get together, but hurriedly eject
ed the civilized brother. As the wild
man had just received a raise of 50
cents a day, he was satisfied to let his
brother continue to wander In the
walks of civilization.
THE COLD WEATHER r
Increasing Demand for
Wlotar n .
Is Noted. """
Bradstreet's says: The tonlo effecui
seasonably cold weather la again testi
fied to by reports from practically all
markets, of a brisk demand for winter
cioiiuug auu wuui wear, mis jn tn
is reflected in increased re-ordera from
Western, Northwestern and Southern
jobbets, and a perceptible improvement
in tone of wholesale trade at the East
which hopes to participate- later in the
results of the existing good consump.
The renewed advance in cotton, an
other result of cold weather, has proved"
a stimulus to Southern trade, and also
made cotton goods agents and maufao.
lurers rather indifferent to new bnsi.
uesss offered at old rates. VVJ
looked like an improvement !n wool
demand and prices seems to have re
ceived a temporary setback from the
failure of a large commission House
with woolen mill counectious.
The strength of prices is still more
manifest in iron and steel, demand for
which continues large, both for erode
and finished materials. The action of
the billet pool in advancing prioes it
claimed to bave checked demand.
In finished material the activity is
most marked, and mills are generally
net, Diii'juiou rviiu uiuoia nuu inaltfef.
ent to future business at present rates
The awarding of the government con
tract for armor plate at $425 per ton
will swell the output of the steel indus
try by $15,000,000.
Wheat, including flour shipments foi
the week aggregate 4,062,000 bushels,
against 3,555,507 bushels last week.
Failures for the week in the United
States number 227, against 161 last
Canadian failures number
auainst 17 last week.
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
DON'T LIKE WOMEN.
otne lanlloJie Who Discriminate
Auainst Their Own Sex.
"I have always felt that It was some
thing of an Inconvenience to be a worn
an. but I never regarded it as a cause
for positive regret aud mortification
limn a cuupie or woeus ago, said a
young woman recently.
"It was while I was attempting, in
the words of the song, to find 'a place
to eat ana a place to sleep' that 1 was
made to feel my Inferiority to the other
sex. The advertisements were the first
shocks to my nervous system. With one
accord all those who had apartments
"now?' asked the old lady, dronnin better than you do. and I Won't lip sn nut
her knitting Into her lap and manifesting to make awkward blunders. I'll set 'em
aown an rignt."
"Suppose we get np Thanksgiving
ainner in ine scnooi nouse. Invite all
the folks in the district to come aud bring
ineir dinner wna mem. more does not
seem to be any social life in the neigh
borhood unless one can call occasional
spelliug matches and singing schools In
the school bouse social diversions. The
people never eat and driuk together in a
merry-making of any kind. Don't you
Nancy Boss was right when she ni.l
that the whole district would be present
at the diuuer. The dinner was to be nt
1 o'clock, and by noon the bouse was till
ed by merry, happy crowd, Including al
most every family in the district.
There were baskets aud boxes and
even tubfuis of turkeys and chickens aud
doughnuts and pica and cakes. There
were baskets of big red apples, and III-
think that the Idea of Thanksgiving ram Hawkins brought half barrel of
dinner in the school house would take?"
The old lady reflected for a moment
nd then said:
"Yea, I think It would. It would be a
noreii to every one, and I think the
folks would turn out big, ouly only "
"Only whatr I asked.
"Well, the fact is, there are to many
folks in this neighborhood that don't
peak to each other, I never saw any
thing ilk it. There is old Squire Beut,
who won't speak to bis daughter because
sweet cider. Some one brought a bas
ket of popeoru balls for the children, and
there was an infinite variety of jellies
and jams and preserves and pickles
brought forth from boxes and baskets.
"There's enough stuff here to feed an
army," said Hannah Dorton, as she bus
tled about from table to table, the happi
est and most active person in the bouse.
few minutes before 1 o'clock I heard
her saying to Mrs. Kate Whiting, "Come,
now, Kate; yon and your husband tad
Cause ftar Anxiety
-rY. ..V. VV
are you crying about, little I
iTaise God from whom all blessings to let announced that they took gentle-
i man nnliT
"This qualification was so general
that finally one day I ventured to in
vade a house so posted and asked to see
the .rooms. The woman of the bouse
regarded me scornfully.
" 'We don't take ladies here,' she said.
'"Why not?' I asked, argumeutative-
ly; 'I'm a very busy person. I work dur
ing the day and I disturb no one. I
, can give you unexceptional references.
, I don't whistle in my room, or throw
; my clothes In the corners, ox smoke; nor
j am I likely to come in Intoxicated at all
.hours. I really can't see why I shouldu't
be as desirable as a lodger as a man.'
"All this I said to luduce her to di
vulge the reason for this prejudice
against women. -
" 'We don't take ladles,' she respond
ed, doggedly. -They quarrel about the
sheets and pillow cases, and find fault
with the towels and the way the room
Is swept. There's a boarding-house
next door; perhaps they'll take you
"Shades of my grandmother! Perhaps
they would take me! As though I were
an outcast, whose faults might be for
given If I promised to be good!
"But they wouldn't take me next
door, after all, though I added a few
The following excerpt from Margaret
Macauley's little volume on her broth
er, which was printed in 1804 for Dil
ate circulation, shows Macaulay's cat
like ability always to fall on his feet:
One day Tom said jokingly that there
e some things which always Inclined
him to believe in the predominance of
il In the world. Such, be said, as
ead always falling on the buttered
side, and the thing you want always
being the last you come to. 'Now, 1
will take up volume after volume of
this Shakspeare to look for "Hamlet."
You will see that I shall come to It the
last of all.' The first volume be took
up opened on 'Hamlet.' Every one
laughed. 'What can be a stronger proof
of what I said?' cried he; 'for the first
time hi my life I wished that what I
was looking for would come tip last,
and for the first time In my life It has
come up first.' "
A newly engaged clerk In the emDlov
of the Standard Oil Company was sent
to work in a small room that contained
a health-lift. Every morning at about
10 o'clock, when this clerk was partic
ularly busy with figures, a small, black
mustached man, quiet and diffident in
manner, entered, said "Gobd-morning,"
walked on tiptoe to the corner, and ex
ercised for a quarter of an hour. It
became a bore to the clerk, who at last
one day, remarked with considerable
neat to the strauger: "How do you ex
pect me to do my work properly w hile
jou are rooiing with that blasted ma
chine? I'm getting tired of it. "Why
don't you put it where it won't worry a
person to death?" "I am very sorrv it
annoys you," said the stranger, flush
ing; "I will bave It removed at once."
a porter took it away within nn hm.r
A few days later the clerk was Pnt
by Mr. Flagler, whom he found In pnrn.
est conversation with the small, black
mustached man. The latter smiled at
seeing him, gave Flagler some Instruc
tions, and left the room. "Will you tell
me who that gentleman is?" the young
man asked, a light beginning to break
upon him. "That was Mr. Bti
ler," was the reply. It was the clerk's
first acquaintance with the head nf th
great corporation by which he was em-
The new book by Henry James, "The
Soft Side," is not a novel, as has been
reported, but a collection of the au
thor's typically longer short stories.
Gilbert Parker has lately completed
the first novel be has written In more
than two years. It Is called "The
Lane That Has No Turning" and, like
so much of bis work, It deals with life
Robert Barrett Browning, It is re
ported, is engaged In carrying out
long-cherished ambition of his father
tnat of restoring to Asolo the silk
mills that Browning made memorable
In "Pippa Tasses."
nr.o ii-1 i
iinriou s new novel, upon
which Bhe is now at work, will bear
tne title of "The Valley of Decision."
it win portray the general sDectaeu-
lar pageantry of life in northern Italy
in tne eighteenth century.
Literary Paris Is much agitated by
the problem of deciding whether the
copy of "I, Ami du Peuple." stained with
the blood of Marat, now exhibited
the exhibition, is really genuine.-
Parisian paper discussed the question
a short time ago aud has elicited the
statement that there are in existence
at least eight "genuine" cooies similar-
ly stained, to say nothing of one or
The announcement that Joel Chand
ler Harris has retired from newspaper
work In order to devote his whole time
to story-making gives a special inter
est to nis new book. "On the Wing
of Occasions." The stories (one a nov
elette or 30,000 words on "The Kid
napping of President Lincoln") nil deal
with "unwritteu history" of civil war
times, without any actual fighting, but
luiroaucing many details of the elab
orate secret service. The volume Is
pernaps chiefly notable In addlm? nn.
other irresistible character to those im
perishable figures like Uncle Remus
ana Aunt Minervy Ann, which Mr.
Harris has already given us. Billy
Sanders, the old Georgia countryman
who goes to kidnap the President, has
a supply of funny stories which rivals
Lincoln's own and his shrewd, homely
humor Is most characteristic.
An Interesting story Is told apropos
of a reporter's zeal to obtain new. f,,
the Chinese legation In Washington. D
C, regarding affairs In Pekin. He was
an enterprising young fellow sent by
his editor to take the place of the regu
lar Washington correspondent who
was away on his vacation, and ho ha
spent the whole morning In the vicinity
of the legation endeavoring to pick ud
something, not knowing that tlje most
direct way would have been to see
Minister Wu himself, who Is Invariably
kind about granting Interview it
was about to abandon his project when
an intelligent-looking and wpii.rtj
Chinaman came down the steps of the
sanuu uu responded so pleasantlv to
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Queer Kinds of Bread.
The Mexicans make bread of the eggs
of three kinds of Insects. For this pur
pose the natives cultivate In the lagune
of Chalco a sort of carex, on which the
insects readily deposit their eggs. The
rssa, uer Deing separated from the
bundles of floating carex, are then
cleaned and sifted, put Into sacks like
flour, and sold to the people for makinir
a kind of cake or bread, called "hautle
which forms a tolerably good food, but
RrkShT,teSte' and 18 sllShy acid,
Bread has been made from wood and
sawdust In Kamchatka pine or birch
bark well macerated, pounded, and
"jueuuy constitutes the ni.
ve bread. The Icelander scrapes the
Iceland moss off the rocks and grinds
It into fine flour, which serves both to
5rJJ"d Pdings. In Africa pow
dered dry locusts are mixed with flour
for bread and during the Indian famine
small stones are said to have been
Onions, new, I.J40.
Lettuce, hot house, $1 per crate.
Potatoes, new, $16.
Beets, per sack, 85c$l.
Turnips, per sack, $1.00.
Beans, wax, 4c.
Carrots, per sack, 90c
Parsnips, per sack, $1.25.
Cauliflower, native, 75o.
Cabbage, native and California
lo per pounds.
Tomatoes 80 50?.
Butter Creamery, 29oj dairy, 18
22j; ranch, 16o pound. .
Cheese 12o. -..
Poultry 12c; dressed, 14o; spring,
13 15c turkey, 13c.
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $14.00;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $25;
feed meal, $25.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
Floor Patent, per barrel, $3.60;
blended straights, $3.25; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gra
ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheat
flour, $3.25; rye flour, $3.804.00.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $13.00;
shortj, per ton, $14.00.
Fead Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal,
per ton, $80.00.
Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef
9teers, price 7c; cows, 7c; mutton
1; pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 9
Hams Large, 18c; small, 18
breakfast bacon, 12c; dry salt sides,
!"Boo-hoo, 'ooa slttin on my jam tart!"
Thanksgiving tomes la glad array.
The poet's jocund text,
1th turkey and mlnee pie on its
And biliousness the ntxt.
ith a whole list of questions, to n-Mnh ! 0n e western shores nf '
e polite Celestial repeatedly an- I B,a,n kind ""weed (phorphvrs Marin
lerea: Dun know, dun knnn- n I ?ata) is gathered.
nully. quite desperate at his nabil 7 baked with oatmeal Tour Tr
to make something out of -h,( JL ! fcread. nour for
Wheat Walla Walla. 5454o;
Valley, nominal; Bluestem, 57o per
Flour Best grades. $3.40: eraham.
Oats Choice white, 42c; choice
gray, 41c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $15.60 brew
ing, $16.50 jfjr ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $15.50 ton; mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $17; chop, $16 per
Hay Timothy,$12 12.50; clover,$7
9.60; Oregon wild hay, $67 per ton.
Butter lancy creamery, 45 50c;
Eggs 32 o per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream. 12 &c;
Young America, 18c; new cheese lOo
per pound. .
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.60
3.50 per dozen; hens. $4.00: serines.
$2.008.50; geese, $6.007.00 doz;
ducks, $3.00 5.00 per dozen; turkeys,
live, 11c per pound. ,
Potatoes 5065o per sack; sweets,
1 Mo per pouna.
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 75c;
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab-
cage, l4c per pound; parsnips, 80c;
onions, $1; carrots, 75o. .
Hops New crop, 1214o per
Wool Valley. 180 14o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 912o; mohair, 25
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 8Mc; dressed mutton, 6
c per pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heaw. $5.75;
light and feeders. $5.00: dressed,
$6.006.60 per 100 pounds'.
ueei Gross, top steers, $3.504.0U;
cows, $3.00g3.50; dressed beef, 6
7c per pound.
Veal Large, 6M7c; small, 89
8 Mo per pound.
1rnl." C1 nnnn a a a t
..,,.. , Iore cuanee, a walk
with one of the legation's secretary
he asked, appealmgly; WelL ' -'
you know something of the dowaeer
empress; what do you think of her?"
"t i,i.,i . . .
... uu uuuirt, responded the Chlna-
Clock of Three Graces.
Count Isaac de Camondo Is the owner
of a white marble clock, which said
to be worth 150,000. It is cni!,S?'d
Clock of the "Thrpo , ., .
uiui r- 1 n u
man; "me washee," and with tht. . connected by fPstn, . . s aies
Ing announcement he disappeared into" I 8u5roUDdinS broken fluted nmf"
a laundry near by, of which he turned ' Zhch serves as base of a twh,n'
Ban Francisco Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, ll13o per
pound; Eastern Oregon, 10 14c; Val
ley, 1517c; Northern, 910o.
Hops Crop, 1900, 1316o.
Butter Fancy creamery 22 c;
do seconds, 21c; fancy dairy, 20
22c; do seconds, 19o per ponnd.
Eggs Store, 28c; fancy ranch,
out to be the proprietor.
Dead Ancestors In China,
Dead ancestors are said to occupy too
much of the arable land in China. Fam
ines would be less frequent if the coun
try was not one vast cemetery.
Millstuffs Middlings,- $16.50 O
19.00; bran, $13.0013.50.
Hay Wheat $913M: wheat and
oat $9.00 12.50; 'best barley $9.50
alfalfa, $7.00 8.50 per ton; straw,
3547 M'c per bale.
Potatoes Oregon Burbanla,70 90o;
Salinas Burbanks, 90c$1.15; river
Burbanks, 25 60c; new. 50 85c
Citrns Fruit Oranges. Valencia,
Vase mm.i.. .. 119 oc. if ; 1: - 91 Ml fit
one of thJ 7Wr ' t0 the diaJ f which 6 &: California' lemons 75c$1.50;
flnge? Th?bVS mDUD Ter , d ic $1.752.00 per box.
clock to the Lonv V ueath the I TlPicai Fruits-Bananas, $1.60
a!. "'".-Kansas City J0U1- .50 per bunch; pineapples, nom-
j inal; Persian dates. 66M6 P ,
vase decornto.1 ..-... -'""-"-Jn-
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