Of a contrary description is the merchants' lunch house - a kind of restaurant that thrives by the necessities and not the luxuries of its patrons. One that is not obliged to secure new and inviting comestibles and not obliged to command the markets nor carry a varied stock. The lunch house restaurant is useful rather than ornamental; not sought for pleasure, but through the driving necessity of taking In some sustenance without delay. To live and be a business success It must be located In the most densely packed portion of the city, In cramped quarters and pinched-up places on valuable ground, but easily accessible; then it must furnish something to eat and drink - it makes but little difference what - for the men whose pursuits are such as to prevent their going far for their mid-day meal. There may be added to the main dining hall or counter, or whatever the feeding place may consist of, a few private rooms, perhaps an upstairs dining room with some pretensions to elegance, where men of some leisure or merchants who take a country customer to dinner may have a table to themselves and at least half of a waiter's attention.

These conditions being secured a plain man with plain business sense may make an income which runs up Into the thousands each year without much hard work or anxiety; without attracting the least notice or even bare recognition from his constant customers, who only come to his place because it is the nearest and is not very bad. This sort of a house has no business on Sundays and may as well close on that day as not. The few essentials to make it successful In the matters of the table are that It furnish the best of beef plainly cooked, the best of coffee, best butter and bread. All sorts of extras, of course, are offered and a good deal sold of fish and games and the ordinary pastries, but nobody's reputation is affected whether such dishes are good or not, or whether genuine or mere imitations and substitutes, and one who would try to carry out ideas of a better order of things would be left behind by duller competitors who are better fitted for the position. In short, the busy merchants, insurance men, lawyers, agents of all sorts, and proprietors of every business in the heart of a city experience a difficulty in finding a suitable lunch place, for the reason that in the locality where most wanted the rents are generally too high for lunch houses to pay; when some man does get a footing in such a place his custom is assured from the first with only a small effort on hip part; his struggle is not to make his house and table most excellent, but to make it pay the rent and himself.

Articles Having No Price Attached Not Served To-Day.

Bois Blanc's Restaurant And Merchants' Lunch. Soup

Beef Broth.......................................15

Bean.............................................15

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Fish

Boiled Fresh Cod, Egg Sauce...................35

Trout Steak......................................

Fresh Mackerel..................................

Spanish Mackerel................................

Black Bass.......................................

Yellow Perch....................................

White Fish, broiled or fried......................

Yellow Pike......................................

Fresh Salmon..................................

Boiled Haddock, with Oyster Sauce.............