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A Prodical Son

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A fortuigbt ago Jonathan Beebe, more commonly kuown in chis vicinity as Únele Jonathan, received an iuvitation auuounuing the marriage of bis sou Toib. This was the first that Unolo Jonathan had heard l'rom Tom siuae he left his pleasaut home sonie ten years ' previous to seek his fortune iu the lar west. Season afcer seasun found Tom roaining about amoug western ranches, imtil at last he found hiruseli a member oL Dick Nelson's family. His manly way not ouJy won the respect of ail who knew hiiu but the hand of the ranchman's daughter, Miss Nellie. Since Tona left his pleasant home, new faces have come to take tlie place ; of the frieuds he once kuew, anu his ! iather, too, is getting old aud gray, and the welcome letter fonnd him too ; feeble to think of attending a wedding j so far away. But Uucle Jonathan seut a kiud and loviug invitation to his son to return home, and he would do ] the square thing by startiug him out in ' life. Of oourse tbey accepted aud were ! ' soon biddiug their friends adieu A few days later on arriviiig in this ciity ' they immediately found themselves iu tlie custody of Uucle Jonathan, who j insisted upon their repairing to a hotel ' to refresh themselves and remove the i stains of travel. "The AmericanHouse" said he, ''is a typioal hotel of the best , class. I have kuown Mr. JRob't. E Staebler, the manager, for years, and he is a host after my own heart, a , thorongh business man, and is endowed with that delightful intuition that makes a guest feel at home, comfottable, contented and in mighty good luok. Mr. Rob't. E. Staebler is a judicious pnrveyer and is noted for having the choicest and best of everything in the market, as weli as a thorough knowledge of catering to the appetites of the most fastidious. His popularity may be fairly estimated by the numbei of regulara and transients being drawn thither by the uniform excellence of the viands. The universal opinión of those who have favored this famons resort with a visit, that he thoroughly understands his business and that, from practical experience, knowiug as he does that first-class, up-to-date hotels only find favor or achieve any particular success in this sección. He is a liberal provider and all the substantials and delioacies of the i'our seasons are on hand, while everythiug is prepared carefully and in au appetizing marnier, a corps of intelligent and expert waiters are always in attendance. I ptrive to please, is his motto, aud he lives up to ït to a single letter, politeness and cleaness being a special feature." After being somewhat refresued, the trio weno out for a walk. At ihis poinc Unclo Jonathan suggested that it was a wise idea never toneglect yourlarder. "This important adjunct of hou se -keep - ing controls the mascuJine temper. To that end you must patronize a grocer on whoru you can depend for honest goods. Throngb. a long term of years I have found Mr. Chas. Dwyer perfectly reliable. You will always find him a careful dealer, always fnll stocked with every possible thing in the line of staple aud fancy groceries, fresh and first-class - no shelf worn goods there - while the prices are down to brass tacks. His stock comprises a full line of canned goods which embraces all kinds of fancy and mixed candies which includes a full assortment of all kinds of creams, chocolates, etc., of the very best quality. Be sure and take what eggs, butter and whatever other dairy producís you may have to sell to Mr. Chas. Dwyer's. "But what sbould interest us most jast at present is pictures of the orowd, so let us go to Mr. H. Randall's photograph gallery. His rooms are fitted np in the most tasteful, attractive and convenient manner, every provisión being made for the comfort of his patrons, while assiduous and polite attendants see to their wants and requirements. He is fully equipped with all the most improved appliances, cameras, scenery, lights and every device and adjunct known to modern photogiaphy. In f act, any work bearing his imprint is a sure guarantee of its superiority. Mr. H. Randall makes a specialty of children's photographs and his work in this line cannot be exoelled. The life tone, delicacy of finish, the exquisito harmony of color, the light and shade, the lines distinct without hardness, all combines, make his pictures admired by any aud all who my favor his parlors with a visit. He uses the prooess known as the carbon or mat surface, and does not fail to satisfy the most fastidious. "Some oue ha said that we should keep our feet warm and our head cool. We may sometimes find great difBculty in keeping our head oool, but while E. E. Beal is in the shoe business we will certaiuly have no trouble in keeping our feet ■warm. He understands the art thoroagbly, and consequently has one of the finest lines of shoes to be found in the inarket. It is by honorable dealing and by his pleasant, eourteous and obliging manner that he has gained a prominence in his business of which he has every reason to be proud. The stook embraces all that is new, elegant and fasbionaWe gent's shoes, and the inost stylish and dainty conceptions for ladies' and children's vear of the newest designs, all guaranteed as to fit oomfort, material, dnrability and wear, and froru which the most fastidions oannot fail to make a seleotion, and their prices are always right. His store is easy of access and polite salesraen are in attendanoe at all times." Uncle Jonathan now suggested to Nellie that she ougbt to go to B. St. James, and interest herself in that popular Jdry goods emporium, and that they would meet her soon at the hotel. ,"Yes, father, I need something in un derwear, for tbis that I hare is hardly fit for tbis eastern oilinate, and perhaps I inay invest in some other thiugs in the dry goods line. Well my girl, ïf yon waut to select from one of the most complete stocks of innslin, underwear, laces and erubroideries in the city, yon can never do better than to attend the special sale in this line at B.St James', j He carries a line of dress goods that i for variety and real valué is sel dom seen outsido of the largest metropolitan cities. He carries all the latest weaves in fashionable dress goods, aud you are sure to be guided iu yonr seloctions. You will fiud Mr. B. St. .lames j aut to deal with and his employees po lite and expert, while his place conuot j bo duplicuted. " After Ñellie found i herseit' alone she feit more at ease and as she had some time to spend she dfrermined to take advancage of the opportunity. She bought oue of the latest patterns in dress goods and trimmings j to match, and among the linea she found the flnest Damask cloths, napkius, aud tuwols, and all the best weaves of sheating. In fact all these and many other things vvhioh she inspected she fouud. to be of the very best quality and the prices at the very lowest notch. '"As you are going to farrning, of course you will need a harness. The boss horse milliner in this section is P. W. Buss, 12 W. Libetty street. He enjploys only the best of workmen and give personal supervisión to the rninutest details of manufacture. And then you will need a set or two of heavy harnesses for the farm, a light oue for the road, aud for that mare, Kiity, i f yours, you want to get one of those beautiful sets of single harness that he has made so popular in this vicinity. His work is always made up in the most modern style and design, and in fact, there is nothing in his line tbat cannot be had of him, heavy and light, single and doublé, plaiD and fauoy, work and buggy harness, he has all of them in stook, also one of the most ooinplete lines of horse whips, robes, 5A horse blankets, trunks and hand bags in this city. You may make up your mind that anything you fiud in their establishment is none other than firstolass goods, and whatever yon buy there will be g-uaranteed. " "But say, Torn, if there is one thing that I dislike about our orthodox domestio economy, it is that of expeoting our women to stand over a hot oveo, burning their faces and worrying about their bread for fear that it may not be light, when bread of such excellence is made by M. C. Eberhart. He does a large business and his bread is the best iu the city, and as fine as any home made bread ever made. Hj believes in giving the people a fair equivalent for their money, and consequently makes a loaL of bread that is worth five cents. The goods produced by him are noted for their purity, choice flavor and fine quality, and are maintaiued at a uniformly high standard of excellence. His stock embraces at all times a large assortment of delicious bnns, iollf, doughnuts, choice crackers and cakes, both plain and ornamental, and yon,iny young folks, will do well to visit him when buying bread stnffs. "There is one other important matter tbat I must impress upon your mind, Toni, and that is that you must never expect Nellie to look after your linen while E S. Serviss, of the Ann Arbor Steam Laundry, does such excellent work. Not until E. S. Service establisbed himself in this city, could the citizens of this place boast of a first-class laundry. His popularity may be fairly estimated by tne number of branch agencies established in the nfiighboring towns. This establishment! consists of a complete outfit of all the most modera appliances and adjuncts necessary o produce high class work, and these ogether with their corps of expert and rustworthy workmeu insures one that lis linen will be returued to him in firat-class shape. Mr.E. S.Serviss gives ersonal atteution to the minutest deiails of the work and all ïnatters of mending and the like are eaféfully ooked after by him, and in addition ie oalls for and promptly returns all work entrüsted to him." Insure your goods and yourself with Bach & Butler, for when you have done so you are sure of being protected n case of loss. Now the basis for a loïne, remarked Unole Jonathan, is a nt of mother earth. Let us oall on Baoh & Butler, 16 E. Huron streef, ho are onr leading real estáte dealers. As the party came out of Beal's shoe store, Nellie exclaimed. "Oh, father, you have bought us everything. " "Only forgot one thing," remarked Uncle lonathan reflectively, "but I oan retnedy that. W. O. & E. Dieterle always has a fine lino of them, and you can get oue when you want it. I will pay foi the best. " "Why, " exclaimed Nellie with great ouriosity, "whatever is it?" "Well, it's a a baby buggy, and


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