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VOL. V. LEXINGTON, KY„ SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1889- NO. 36- 



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A FETCHING APPEAL. 



Replied the spokesman of the flock : 
"Though loud the call may be, 

We'll c»l! yon louder to remain ; »n ■: 
every 'V 

Those Blanktown people offer you we 



gire to keep p 



h sobbing voice the pin 



the Lord bi 
And, consecrate 
disobey." 



ir call with prayer; 



Mast Not Be Red Headed 

Secretary Jackson, of Castle 
Garden, received recently the folio »ing 
from Ranch keeper H. Collis, who 
live*, alone in Lethbridge, in the Brit- 
ish Queen's dominions, in the remote 
North-west : 

Dear Sir. — I read in the New 
York Herald some lime ago that you 
had provided some men out west 
with wive*. Being in want of one 
myself, I thought I would see if you 
could do the same for me. I haye a 
good farm and hotel, or road ranche 
4iere, and am pretty well fixed. I 
would like to get a good active girl, 
about 23 to 26 years old, who can 
cook and look after the dairy work. 
1 would like a fairly good-looking girl, 
but am not particular about complex- 
ion, as long as she is not very fair or 
red-headed, I would prefer an Irish, 
or English, or Norwegian girl. I am 
Irish myself, and am an Episcopalian. 
If you can find me a girl I would like 
you to write to me when to expect 
her, as I live forty miles from town, 
and would want to be in to meet her. 
I get my mail only once a week, so 
would like as much notice as possible 
before you start the girl. 



Chantilly Races 

A Parts correspondent draws a cap 
tivating picture of tbe races at Chan- 
till y, which took place one Sunday, 
some weeks ago ; but, in all the vivid 
splendjr of his description, there is 
nothing of quite so much interest 
me as that the purest beauty of the 
occasion was contributed by a bouquet 
of five American girls, who outshone 
everything in sight, including the 
glorious landscape. Among the 
ticeably handsome youog women who 
graced the occasion were Miss Win- 
slow, of Boston, and auburn-haired 
girl whose Oriental eyes and luxurious 
figure strike terror to the hearts of 
men ; Miss McTavish, of Baltimore, a 
girl of piquant loveliness, tall, slight 
and tinted with the brightneas of the 
rose ; and Miss May, of Baltii 
■ f regal poii 



docs not believe that everybody on , Bloegrass Fair Association- 
the stage is bad, and who is brave The Bluegrass Fair Association 
enough to say so. Doctor, I am in this city Monday and agreed upon 
going to ask you to come and hear 1 the followfng dates for the various 
sing ; there surely is nothing very fars next year. The following 



A Chip of the Old Block. 
Talking about rats reminds us of a 
story told by John Wilson, the four 
year old son of Charlie Townsend. 
The story is a true one and is entitled 
than a passius notice. It is 
as follows : "I was in the garden to 
day and a big old rat run out and 
and started around the garden and he 
scared Mr. Milward's horse, and the 
horse run through the fence, and the 
boy took after the horse, and the 
horse got out of sight and the boy 
ever did find him ; and Polly got 
:ared and started around the lot just 
bawling and never did stop. 
"What did you do, John," asked his 
ther. 

short pause, and 
ly haired boy's ey 




wicked in doing so. Here 
double pass to Macauley's during my 
engagement, and I insist on your 
coming." With that she thrust the 
into the Doctor's hand, and be- 
fore he had recovered from his aston- 
ishment and could find his tongue, 
the little cantatrice was half way to 
the door. 

Emma Abbott claims that she was 
reared by Christian parents and she 
never misses an opportunity of attend 
ing services when she is in a city and 
has time to do so. She was at Nash- 
ville about eighteen months ago and 
attended McKendric chapel 
day morning. One parson Chandler 
preached, and took occasion to refer 
lo the theatre and its iniquitous 
dencies. He blasted those of his 
flock who patronized shows of any 
kind, aud declared that only evil peo- 
ple appeared before the foot lights. 
Emma kept her scat until the pious 
man of God had taken his seat and 
then she arose in the congregation, 
with tears streaming from her eyes, 
and in a quiet, lad) -like, but earnest 
manner, defended herself and those 
like her from the charge preferred by 
the minister. Dr. Cottrell was her 
friend at this time, and if our mem- 
ory does not trick us, he afterwards 
wrote a card or delivered a sermon in 
which he defended her and declared 
that not all people on the stage were 
bad. Since then he has had her giat- 
itude and friendship. 

A Year of Surprises 

This has indeed been a year of sur 
prises in the trotting world, and a brief 
reads almost like a fairy tale. 
Over seven hundred, or about that 
number have entered the 2:30 list 
2:20 list has been swelled, and a 
horse reduced from a star per 
former to a third rate gr; 



have secured for their 
putaticn for femine bodily charm that 
has never existed hertofore, and, 
while it is justly asserted that our wo 
men are decidedly deficient in the art 
of making the best of their graces, 
they have a basis to work on superior 
to anything in Northern Europe. In- 
deed, I have heard it most justly said 
that, if an American beauty will only 
keep her lips tightly closed, she is the 
most lovable thing in the world. It is 
when she speaks that she sinks irre- 
deemably below the English am' 
Frenchwoman. 



The boy is following in the foot- 
steps of his father, and will be able 
give Joe Mulhatton some pointers 
mat of these days. 

This same boy said to his mother 
the other d*y. "I am not going 
to call papa Old Bald head any rar 
because the bears will not eat me 
He can also tell you who went 
Heaven with his clothes on. 



Sand's Breeding 

The breeding of Sunol is very sug 
gestive to those who have considered 
the much discussed question as to the 
value of the thoroughbred bloo . in 
the trotter. Comparatively few years 
ago such blood was decried, and 
many breeders to-day shun its admix- 
ture. Still the results offer a powerful 
argument in its favor. Sunol is by 
Electioneer, a purely trotting bred 
horse. Her dam, Waxana, by Gen- 
eral Benton, is out of Waxy, by the 
famous race horse Lexington. In the 
same way the second dam of Maud S. 
was a daughter of Boston, the sire of about 
Lexington, and the second dam of!j ngm 
J ly-Eye See 2:10 was a daughter of I no sm 
Lexington. Following these three, | bridg  



who have the fastest records, we 
Guy 2:10^, whose dam, Flora G . 
ner, was a granddaughter of i 
Sliuch, by Henry. St. Julien 2:1 
drew the thoroughbred blood from 
Lady Patriot, the dim of his sire, and 
Axtell 2:12, goes bar' Vkly to the 
race horse Gino. P.:. Alio, whose 
mle in 2:u 4, has just b en reported, 
is out of the thoroughbred Dame 
Winnie, by Pianet. This last per- 
formance, by the way, does not con- 
stitute a record, it was an unsuccessful 
attempt against time. The fact that 
each one of tbe seven trotters that 
hive surpassed 2:13 shows the thor- 
oughbred blood close up cannot be 
overlooked by those who hope to ob- 
t lin the highest speed. The late Dan 
Mace, it will be remembered, claimed 
that he once drove Lady Thorn 
mile so fast that he would not give 1 
figure. It was learned after his death 
that the time was 2:10. If this 
it may be noted in this connection 
that Lady Thorn's dam was a daugh 
ter of Gano, thoroughbred.— Western 
Sportw 



Sudden Death- 

Mr. J. H. Burns died very suddenly 
at Mrs. N. H. Rowland's Monday 
afternoon. His home was San 
tonia, Texas, but had been traveli 
 reat deal of recent years. Mr. Henry 
Parker says he sailed with him on the 
15th of last march for Buenos Ayres, 
he was badly crippled with rheuma- 
tism and was on crutches. This prob- 
ably gives the secret of his death, for 
he had been taking aconite to relieve 
the pain. A bottle was found in his 
room containing a small amount of 
the medicine, ten drops of which 
enough to ki 1 a man. He 
down tbe street, fell down and bruised 
his left temple, and was carried to his 
room unconscious and died shortly 
afterward. He has been here for 
six weeks, and was not a drink- 
n. He was a civil engineer ol 
ill distinction, having built the 
City which spans 



Engi 



Missouri, and later 
 -cted with the Govern 
-ers on the Mississippi, 
draft Monday for 82,000, and 
seemed to have plenty of money. 

Rowland says he was a devout 
Catholic and never missed a service 
since he has been boarding with her 
He was about sixty years of age. 



Emma Abbott. 

Dr. Joseph B. Cottrell preached at 
e Broadway Methodist church, at 
ouisville, on the Prodigal Son re 
cently. Emma Abbott was present 
and listened to the good Doctor with 



close attention, and 



evidently 



charmed with his utterances, for when 
he had finished and the congregation 
had been dismissed she elbowed her 
way to the pulpit and thanked him, 
in these words: "Dear Mr. Cottrell, 
I cannot refrain from thanking you, 
sincerely, for the sermon to which I 
have just listened, and I certainly 
shall never again miss an opportunity 
hearing you preach. I am delighted 
to find a minister 0/ the Gospel who 



man stood 



bona fide offer of 
$35,000 has been tendered for a year- 
ling. The first offer was 825,000, 
which was declined, but when the ad 
ditional $10,000 was added the offer 
was entertained, and a few days tilde 
asked in which to consider the matter, 
while 8 too, 000 has been offered and 
refused for Bell Boy. 

A Robber. 

The hour was late, 
at a tall desk, looking 
mous book. A rough looking fellow 
stepped into the room and drawinj 
pistol said : "Keep quiet." "1 
quiet," the man answered, without 
showing the faintest sign of emotk 
All right ; remain that way. I an 
robber." "So am 1," the man i 
swered," "What, you a robber 

have been appointed receiver 
for this company." 
fact ? In that case I must leave you 



tive committee was selected: J, F. 
Middleton, Shelbyville ; V/. L. Crabb, 
Eminence; B. F. Roach, Harrods- 
burg ; J. M. Meyers, Danville, L S. 
Rogers, Sharpsburg ; ). W. Fitzgerald, 
Maysville ; B. G. Brn , Lexington I 
J. T. Hinton, Paris ; . M. Meyer, 
Winchester, and W. I Wilson, Cyn- 
thiana. The committee then met and 
elected B. G. Bruce chairman, and 
T. L. Martin secretary, after which 
they adjourned until lanuiry, when 
they will meet and draft programmes. 

After some discussic the following 
dates were agreed upon : 
Shelb)ville, July 15. 
Eminence, July 22. 
Harrodsburg, July 29. 
Danville, August 5. 
Sharpsburg, August 12. 
Maysville, August I« 
Lexington, August 26. 
Paris, September 2. 
Winchester, September 9. 
(,'ynthiana, September 16. 
An invitation will be sent to the 
Fair Association of Cincinnati to 
the above association, and if they 
cept, their date will be fixed for Sep- 
tember 23. 

WerfJ^ted for a Juror. 

A judge was hearing a case that 
is to be tried by jury. After the 
usual wrangling the jury had been 
id sworn, and :he case 1 
fairly started All of a sudden up 
jumped a litt ! German who was sit 
;nd of the jury box. 
"Shudge ! " tie exclaimed. "Well, 
what is it ? " sked the jodge shortly. 
"Shudge, It ak I like t-  go home." 

Sit down " 'iShudge, 
I don'; make' a good shuror.' 

e jest on the panel. Sit 
down ! " "Well, Shudge," and the lit- 
tle fellow w. getting Act 
doi-j't i] 5 oot Englisj 

Sit do 




-[Opie Read. 



t of I 



How the Raiser Rides 

Mr. Yates writes of the rec;n 
ew at Aldershot of the British army 
by  he emperor of Germany 1 

The kaiser was extremely indus- 
trious in looking into the heart of 
things, galloping about from point 
point with a recklessness which lath 
disconcerted several corpulent officers 
attendance upon him. He himself 
rapidly increasing in weight, and is 
already quite as heavy a man as was 
his father in his mature prime. Head- 
long rider as he is, his seat on horse- 
back is the reverse of good, being the 
very loose and bucketing sort of 
that the old school of ringmasters used 
to objurgate as a wash-ball s 
There can not be much amiss with his 

ince he holds the rein 
his left hand, and, without using his 
right, can pull a horse on his haunches 



Hop." 



He Wrote it Himself. 

Up on one of the South Side av 
ues is a lady who is the mother of 
bright youngster aged 4 years. Th 
youngster of hers has annoyed her 
greatly by running away during the 
day to the house of a neighbor about 
block awa*/ and hiding himself there 
until some one is sent after h 

Ralher than be annoyed in hunting 
after him his mother called on the 
lady 'who owned the children in the 
next block, and came to an under- 
standing with her. 

"When I am willing that George 
should call on your children," she 
said. "I will write a note to that ef- 
fect and pin it on his arm. In the 
note 1 will state what lime I want him 
sent home, and you can act accord- 
ingly. "Well, the other lady agreed 
to tnis plan. A day or so later the 
youngster appeared at her house with 
a note pined on his arm. She thought 
it was all right, and she illowed him 
play with her children until she 
thought it time to look and see when 
he was to be sent home. When she 
unfolded the paper she saw nothing 
lot of scribbling, and she asked 
the youngster what it mean. "Well.'i 
he said, "my mama wa Asleep when 
wanted to come up herj so I wrote 
ic noto myself."— [Chicago Herald. 

An Editorial G^uus. 

II C. Snoddy, editor of the Grern 
ille Echo, is said lo have invented a 
lecessful type setting machine. For 
several years he and his brother have II c 
been diligently working on the r 
chine, and irs successful completi 
has at last rewarded their untiring 
efforts It is claimed that the 
will do the work of three 
positors, and will be sold for about 
$200. The model is now being made 
1 as soon as completed will be sent 
the United States patent office. 



A Prosperous Country 

ir neighbor, Guatemala, seems to 
PMtiCulariy prosperous little corn- 
wealth. Within the last two years 
the average value per acre of its agri- 
cultural land has been more than 
doubled, while the area under tillage 
1 the same time been increased 
in about equal ratio. Next year, it is 
estimated, the coffee crop will amount 
million quintals, worth 811,500,- 
The revenue is increasing at 
•ate of about 8300,000 a year, and 
the general finances of the nation are 
in a healthful condition. 



Beetfalo Bull. 

Americans will be amused to learn 
from the London Post and News that 
the picture of Buffalo Bill is to adorn 
our National Capitol If William can 
make the insular Britisher and French- 
that such is the case, it 
will help his show and do this country 
-0 harm. The paragraph is as follows 
The life-size full-leugth portrait of 
Col. William F. Cody," "Buffalo Bill,' 
painted by Rosa Bonheur, is on view 
'Wild West Camp," Paris, 
ipped 



home to orname n 
Washington." 



Oar 1 



ol at 



Axtell'a Dam. 

A correspondent of Clark's Horse 
Review, writing from Independence, 
Iowa, says of AxtelPs dam : "Lou 
the dam of the pserless Axtell, is 
owned by Mrs. A. J. Barnhart of this 
city. She is by Mambrino Boy 
2:26^2, and is a brow: 
years old, sixteen hands high, wei^h 
ing 1,200 pounds, and is now safely 
in foal to William L , the sire of Ax- 
tell. When Axtell was a yearling she 
was purchased of C. W. Williams for 
8250, and Mrs. Barnhart has used hi 
r a carriage horse, being yery steady 
id kind. She is perfectly sound 
always has been, ^having clean and 
smooth limbs. It has been stated by 
writer in the northwest 'that Lou had 
suspicious bunch on one of her hind 
legs.* This is not true. The n 
here and will show for herself, 
tell has crooked hind legs, but that 
seems to be more of an advantage 
than otherwise, increasing his speed 
this phenomenal flights." 

Ostentatious Charity 

Bob Ingersoll is a corporation la 
r, but that does not prevent him 
from sometimes saying things that cor- 
poration bosses would do well lo heed, 
as witness the following : The men of 
wealth — the men who control these 
great corporations — give millions away 
ostentatious charity. They send 
isionaries to foreign hnds. They 
endow schools and universities and al- 
low the men who earn the surplus 10 
die in want. I believe in no charity 
founded on robbery. I have no admi- 
ration for generous highwaymen or ex 
travagant pirates. At the foundation 
of charity let there be justice. Lei 
these tren whom others make wealthy 
give something to the woikmen— some- 
thing to those who created their for 
This would be one step in the 
right direction. Do not let it be re- 
garded as charity — let it be regarded 

Seott County's Load Mine! 

gl:\y Gossip 1 of 'he« j| 
— iWi^i.-uiay result Til the 
ration of valuable lead and zinc dej 
posits in that vicinity. I understand 
from one of the company, the mem- 
bers of which are mostly Louisville 
parties, that an English geologist 
named Brooks made a discovery in 
Scott county a year ago of a vein of 
Galena ore which he thought was un- 
lly rich. He came to Louisville 
with his specimens, and that irrepress* 
able promoter and developer, James 
G. Givena, concluded to look into it. 
A fund was raised and the ore was 
sent to Newport to be tested. A run 
of the ore was so satisfactory that the 
Standard Lead and Zinc Mining Com- 
pany was formed with Josephus Hoop- 
President. The stock was all 
placed in Cincinnati and Georgetown, 
and a week ago the furnace was put 
operation at Stamping Ground, in 
Scott county. It has a capacity of 
tbout four tons of lead per day, and it 
located on the Kentucky Midland 
railroad. The ore is said to be about 
per cent, pure, which will hardly 
hold out, as 10 per cent, is considered 
profitable. The vein is five feet thick 
and the geologist states that he has fol- 
lowed il for lixty miles. The Stand- 
ard Company has already secured a 
great deal of territory and expects to 
be putting lead on the market at once. 

As lead is worth $75 per ton, and 
zinc and Babbitt metal are also valu- 
able products, they naturally are jubi- 
lant over the prospects. A lead fur- 
nace was once established in Henry 
county, where a smaller vein than the 
one opened in Scott county was di; 
ered, but it proved unprofitable 



The Secret of Fascination. 




»t makes you look so gloomy ?" 
"See that girl ? Well, she was my sweetheart until that confounded dude stepped 



nd undoubtedly likes you, but any 
aiher than a seedy'chap like you." 
"Can't afford fine clothes." 



on't you dresa better ? Mary is a sensible girl, 
n preferi to walk with a nicely dressed man 



! /oudoV-k, 
s One Price CI 



1. You 
• f the rags you have o 



know how to make a little money, go a great way, that's all. 

'Lhthiso Hoi-if, M. Kaufman & Co., ;j F Main Strut 
get there as fine a £t u any man needs to, 'ess than tbe nrice 



right. It's worth trying anyhow 



STATE COLLEGE 
KENTUCKY. 



Twenty Professors and Instructors- 

Agricultural and Mechanical, ScientiBc, Engineer 
ing, Classical, Normal School, Eilitary Tactics 
Commercial and Academic Courses of Instruction. 



COUNTY APPOINTEES RECIEVED FREE OF TUITION. 
Fall Term begins Sept- 11,1 889. For catalogue acd other information, 
Address J as. K. Patterson, Ph. D- President, 

LEXiNGTON, KY. 



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the ( 



which was under limestone. In Scott 
county the vein crops out and can be 
ily reached, it is said, under three 
feet of ground. Southeastern Missouri 
and Idaho have heretofore had the 
best lead deposits and Kentucky haf 
been supposed to be practically with- 
t ; but the past ten years have 
shown many minerals in Kentucky in 
places where their existence was no 
even suspected. There will not be 
much surprise, therefore, if the Scott 
inly lead mines turn out to be a 
valuable discovery. As lead is going 
up, the company have "caught on" in 
good time." 



'Do yov ever receive contributions 
tten on both sides of the paper ?" 
asked a gentleman enterin8 a news- 
paper office. "No, sir; never," em- 
phatically replied the edi'.or. "All 
right; I was going to indorse this 
check to your order, but I don't want 
you to break your rules." Then h 
went out, leaving the editor in a deep 
green study.— Yonkeri Statesman! - 



sutton dab jsonxr, 

FU H N ITU RE_D EALERSL 

Keep a large stock of all kinds of furni- 
ture, which they will sell very cheap for 
the money. 

They also have ample accomodations 
for storing house-hold goods at reasonable 
rates. n Gj 66 East Main. 

Sayre Female Institute, 

LEXINGTON, KYi 



A Select Boarding and Day School for Tonng Ladies. 
Faculty for the Session 1889—1890: 

H. B McCLELLAN— Principal and Teacher ok Physics, and Mental 

and Moral Science. 
MISS MARGARET STEWART-Teacher of Mathematics and NatU- 

kal Science. 
MISS FLORENCE WHITING— Teacher o 
MISS LETITIA BULLOCK-Teacher o 
Grammar. 

MADAME M. II. CARPENTER— Teacher 
MISS MARGARET McCLELLAN— Teacher of Lat 
MISS KATHERINE FARRA-Teacher of Latin. 
MISS MARY D. SHARPE— Teacher of Penmanship and Spelling. 
MISS E. D. LOUDON and MISS ELLA M. WILLIAMS — Teachers of 

Primary Department. 
MISS SALLIE E. ADAMS— Teacher of the Kindergarten. 
SIGNOR S. D'ANNA— Teacher of Voice, Culture and the Piano. 
HENRY SCHAEFFER— Teacher of the Piano and Guitar. 
MISS M L. CRAWFORD-Teacher of Art. 

The mtmbers of this faculty are well known in thi« coirmunity as eiperienttd teact- 
rs. The Institute solicits patronage on the ground of permanency and success. Th 



Mathematics. 
History, Rhetoric, and 



f Modern Languages. 

  Geography. 



Thirty-Serenth An 
•PPjy lo Principal 



il Sessioi 



s on Monday, September 2, 1889. For catalog t 




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The following reliable advertising firm: 
MMWtfar advertisements in The DfcUM- 



Geo. P. 1 
S. EL P. 
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owell & Co., New York, 
rin & Co., Cincinnati, 
lesby, Louisville, Ky. 



SATURDAY DEC. 14. I 



BARNUM 

Oar Special Good Young Han Goes 
to Olympia in Searoh of a 
Moral, 

"The Barnum and Bailey Show will 
present to this and future generations 
a World's Fair and a Moral School of 
Object Preaching, of unexampled va- 
riety and superior excellence, 
amusing, instructive, comprehensive, 
and vast than was ever before seen 
dreamed of."— Life of P. T. Barnum, 
by Himself. 

This startling programme of an 
cational combination, which should 
mix menageries with morals, am 
culcate holy living by howeman 
induced us to despatcn to the opening 
night of the great Barnum shot 
Olympia a young man skilled, fro 
long course of Sunday school, in 
art of finding sermons in stones and 
morals in everything. We are 
pared to back this particular member 
of our staff to draw half-a-dozen d 
ent morals from the buying of a Bath 
bun, and to find seventeen arguments 
in favour of virtious living in an 
age meteorological forecast of the 
day's weather. But Barnum's show 
from the moral poini of view, \ 
little beyond him. He started 
enough with the side shows, and drew 
from experimental observation of the 
Circassian snake-charmer the conclu 
sion that Eve must heve been a silly 
chit to let herself be bamboozled by a 
reptile so amenable to the pretty per 
is of the softer sex . the tatooed 
supplied r J m with a suggestion 
ic promoM'in of propriety in 



fee, or have seen, elsewhere. A 
month or so spent in hunting up sights 
in London, Paris, Vienna, 
Berlin, and St. Petersburg, would 
probably enable one to see the equiv 



i detailed 1 



see the uuiis that make up a c 
exhibition. The distinctive thing 
about Barnum's show is that it brings 
together in small compass such an ag 
gregate of interesting things as can be 
seen nowhere e'se i/i the world. Do 
you want to see a lion, a btppopot 
amus, a buffalo, a wolf, a hyeni?" 
Step around to the menagerie, and 
you have it. Arc you interested in 
bearded ladies, legless men, dwarfs, 
giants, snake charmers, Siamese twins, 
or living skeletons ? A walk through 
the side gallery wi I show you the 
whole of them, and 

An hour in the central hall will give 
you a surfeit of every variety of horse 
manship, acrobatisin, and gyi 
If your taste runs to gorgeous proces 
sions, to magnifice.pt ballet, or 
spectacular scenic effects, the In 
Kitalfy part of the show will satisfy 
to repletion, There jie two proces- 
sions that knock s iots off anything 
our own Augustus ever did at Drury 
Lane, because he had I he same 

space to work in or the same zoologi 
to vary its picturesque 
couple of ballets that will 
make the managers of Leicestir 
luare spectarhs turn green with 
nvy. Imagine a line of stage abcui 
all a mile long, bicked by a vista of 
lordly palaces and temples, and of 
blue sea and sky ; people it with fiv  
huncred ballet gisU, massed in a triplt 
and as miny men in splendid 
clessic garb, (let this thousand of 
gorgeously clad figures in motion 
der the rays of limelight ; break this 
of brilliant colour into waves cl 
blue and gold, and scarlet and white, 
and every harmonious tint you can 
let their, motion be as regu 
nd brisk as the rythm of a lively 
dance tune, and the ripple of 
ment agitate the vast crowd 11s a slow 



The Constitutional Convention. 

The Frankfort Argus speculates 1 
garding the Constitutional Convention 
as follows : 

"There is a great deal of specula- 
tion going on throughout the State as 
to the changes in the new Constitu- 
tion, if a Convention should be called 
by the next Legislature. (Some favor 
a term of four years for the f.tal 
Treasurer, and his ineligibility for 
second term ; abolition of the Court 
of Claims of each county, and the 
lection of commissioners to perform 
this duty ; the election of Insurance 
Commissioner and Secretary of State 
by the people, the former being the 
head of a department, the must impor. 
taut in the State ; the separation of all 
State officials from ex-officio positions, 
such as Penitentiary Commissioners 
and other like offices ; the abolitioi, of 
Do you I intermediate courts between the Cir- 
cuit Courts and Court of Appeals ; the 
abolition of the Lind Office and 
tachment to some department 
service; the adoption of the ballot 
system of voting, and many other 
changes too numerous to mention. 

"What the Convention will do no 
one at this time can toll. The men 
who are mentioned for positions a* 
delegates are among the most learned 
the State, and cannot be led about 
by any one. With such met 
M. Clay, of Bourbon, to 
making a Constitution, the 

safe hands, and it would be a 
great thing for Kentucky if every 
county had a Cash Clay to represent 



s the 



»0fC( 



me .0 the 
the shot. , owevertbe task of mTc 
preting tne "Object Preaching" of 
Mr. Barnum because too much for 
him, and he subsided from instructive 
interpration and hidden meanings to 
mere descriptive recapitulation of 
solid facts. 

The truth is that the Moral School 
of Object Preaching is Barnum, 
Bunkum, but the show itself is a very 
rich treat, with which the only fault 
that is to be found is its tendency to 
induce a fit of spectacular indigestion 
That imaginative small boy of Punch, 
whoae sleeping fancy wrought zoologi 
cal miracles with the trees of Regent': 
Park and the animala in the Zoo, is 
bound to have an exceedingly bad 
nightmare when he has spent four 
hours in the effort to divide his organs 
uf »ulil into five, and watch simul 
taneously the three rings and 
stages that are kept working at high 
pressure whilst Barnum's show 
progress. To supply 1 
count of the various iten 
formance would require about two 
numbers of The Evening News and 
Post, so it is just as well not to waste 
time in trying to analyse a programme 
that is about as big as a copy of this 
paper. We can give a rough receipe 
for making a Barnum's show as pre- 
sented to the British public at Olym- 
pia. Take five common or garden 
circuses, with horseback riders, man- 
ege horses, performing ponies, acro- 
bats, contortionists, trapeze gymnasts, 
and all complete ; throw in a zoolog 
ical garden, a music-hall or two, the 
choir of a Leeds Festival, half a dozen 
Alhambras and Empires, two Drury 
Lane pantomimes, and an Aldershot 
review ; flavour with a race meeting, 
some Roman history, an American 
trotting match, and twenty or thirty 
Tottenham Court-road penny shows 
add half a mile of scenery, th  
"supers" of all the London panto- 
mimes, and sufficient lime light to illi- 
minate Oxford Street from Shaftesbury 
Avenue to the Marble Arch ; 
together, multiply Augustus Harris by 
six, and get him to stage manage. 
When you have done all this, and 
supplemented it with any odds and 
ends of spectacular effect that occur 
to you, you will have got pretty near 
"the greatest show on airth." 

Barnum's show may be divided into 
three sections. There is the roenag 
erie and museum of natural 
the circus show, and the spectacular 
ballet. To each of these divisions the 
captious critic may make thi 
objection— they contain nothing very 
novel, nothing which one may not 



wheat field. Then yon ballet on 
the Titance scale of Barnum's show. 

ballet, with its wealth of light, 
and colour, 

. and its admirable, stagi 
aaaf such 



FURNITURE 

AT COST TO QOIT BUSINESS. 

We are going to close out our stock ol 

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irerything contained in a first-class furni- 

ouse has been rented to other parties and 
we will have to give possession. Parties 



the great showman. What 
striking in the picture is the barbaric 
evisbness with which the spectacular 
ngredients are flung on the big can 
tras of the stage of Olympia. A gladi 
torial combat is shown - we have not 
dozen or a score of brawny combat 
ants, but a hundred— and the stage 
is presently strewn with enough corp- 
to keep all the coroners in Eng 
land busy for a month. A procession 
desirable— sraightaway files on a 
column longer than a Lord Mayor's 
Show, and many times more splendid, 
legionaries in golden armour, vestal 
virgins in draperies of scowny white, 
bearded senators in voluminous togas, 
fair haired barbarians from the north 
and swarthy Nubians from the south, 
priests, dancing girls, allegorical lab 
leaux, elephants in gorgeous trap 
pings, camels freighted with cargoes 
of youth and beauty, all manner of 
men, and beasts, and gods, and devils 
of the period. There is about the 
ipectacle a healthy local flivour 
of barbarism. Our stage managers in 
England descend to calculition of 
ways and means, and of the capacity 
of their stages and audiences. Bar 
num does not. He has one idea — the 
show, the whole show, and nothing 
but the show. The audience does 
not matter, nor the stage nor the ex- 
pense. He piles on crowds on 
crowds, throws in a dozen of ele 
phants here, a hundred of ballet gir's 
there, with a splendid audicity worthy 
of Nero himself. There is an inde 
pendence of small detail* that smacks 
freshly of less civilized periods. 
What does it matter if Roman sen- 
ators wear military trousers under 
their togas, if every legionary has a 
highly modern mustache, and the 
band of ancient Rome plays "God 
Save the Queen" to Nero's fiddling, 
the city bums ? We are not going 
to grumble at this, any more than 
should grumble at the artless savage 
who carries a silk hat into the maz 
of his national war dance. Barnun 
show is superior in details.— Londl 



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HOW SHEET MUSIC IS PRINTED. * Teacn. 

| In ou* of tho asylums where are 

a proc»» of which th« pabiie Kami Tery kept those unfortunates who know so 

Litti.— K»er T r« s - Printed by Hand, niuck that their fellow mortals are 

If the public will be as much surprised forced in self defense to regard them 

to learn how sheet musio is printed as as lunatics was an old gentleman who 

»:.- il .111.1. this article will be read ui his ii.iv h:nl been somewhat famous 

will, Interest. A walk through the * a teacher. He had been 
printing rooms of tho largest music pub- 
lishing house in Boston, under th 
age of its courteous foreman, is 
interesting instruction. 



Typhoid and Diphtheria. 
I think there Is always either in typhoid 
fever or diphtheria some local ar ise, it Is 
often Tery difficult to get at. Tue common 
cause of typhoid fever is contamination 
through the water supply. It is very feebly 



though there is slight danger through the ex- , 
cremeot. Sewer gas does not geoerully gen- 
erate typhoid, it is more apt U  generate 
diphtheria. The theory of Pettoukofer. the 
German scientist, Is that wherever the water ' 
supply reaches a certain low level, in the 
warm season, and when we have rapid de- 
composition of the water, and in consequence 
of this deficient water supply the poison be- 
comes concentrated. There is no doubt but 
that there Is a great deal of trutl this. 
Diphtheria is due to a special poison, and 

I believe it is often produced by the accumu- 
lation of animal and vegetable poisons, de- 



pplied with as much 
energy as discretion, and it is 
quite " Slfffioient for the ministry 1 
to he informed by any responsible i 
person that a monument is threat- j 
ened to have an inspector of autiqui- i 
ties sent to examine the case and stop j 
any injury to it. In this way the j 
scouring of the sculpture on the Du- ' 
omo of Florence w as stopped on the 
warning of Tho Coriihill Magazine, 
to the intense indignation of tie- bour- 
geois, w ho hoped to see the whole ex- 
terior of the church as bright as a 
bride cake. I w as able in this way to 
stop the destruction of the quadrivium 

i Pisano nt Hn ti, which 

•ay of w idening a street, 
and to stop tlii' renovation of the pul- 
itelloat l'rato. w hich was 



epidemic of diphtheria u! 



Klsmi 



ilts. -The 
England, 

a These poi- 
which is the 



common lodgment of them, 

the pipe where the plumbing is hod. Then 
the rooms of the houses are artificially heat- 
ed, and people are kept where the poison ia 
New York has been free from diphtheria for 
twenty-five years, and we have more or leas 
of it every year. The common remedy for 
diphtheria is to avoid the danger by infec- 
tion and have perfect cleanliness of the prem- 

typhoid fever is to 
voter.— Dr. George & Orr InCint 



Actor and Archbishop. 
His grace of Canterbury, after expressing 
bis emphatic disapproval of children making 
an exhibition of themselves upon the stage 
or anywhere else, drew a contrast between 
the happy, Innocent and Christian 1 if o of the 
choir boys to that of the unhappy theater 

"The choir boy," he continued, "goes to 
God's house with his heart full of religious 
sentiment, to sing God's praise. In school 
ebolr boys are invariably the beet boys, and 
In after life they do not forget their early 
ffcr 1 ***" training, which so admirably fits 
them for the battle of life they are called 
upon to fight. It is both unfair and unkind 
to infer that choir boys make an exhibition 
ofthemselvea They sing for the glory of 
Ged In a building which is set apart for 
God's {worship. This Is not the case with 

they are hired to do so^and lot for any feet 
lag of reverence for their art." 

"There I venters, " broke in Mr. Irving, 
"to entirely disagree with your grace. 
With most children the theatre is their 
church, Just as much as the cathedral is the 
choir boys' church. They, moreover, learn 
grace and deportment on the theatre boards, 
and are taught to sing and speak properly 
Surely this count* for something." 

The archbishop was silent. 

"With respect to the choir boys," contin- 
ued Mr. Irving, "I have attended many ca- 



i eor-y, Mr- Irving," rejoined the 
archbishop, "to hear yon say so."— Lc * 
Mirror. 



Travelers in Tipperary are show 
how it came to be called "Petei 



Stable' 
of one of the 
by him to a 

t-. a degree. 



loyalty. Peter was Intelligent 
and frequently saved children 
variety of ways. Be came to his death when 
at his prune by over seal in the 
humanity. His matter's wife was 
by a ferocious h. 
ground and would 
bad not Peter galloped 
brute off. While the lady's rescuer was stand- 
ing over her, the baron came up and, con- 
eluding that Peti was the assailant, ordered 
the noble brute shot The sent 



he occurrence. —St. Louis 




they were attracted by something. The first 
and most natural inference of other obsi 
was that this was a tribute to the fair I 

of a baas showed that he had been feeding on 
a beetle that resembled In color the c 
nail heads in the boat It was not a very 
long Jump to the conclusion that the ' 
mistook nails for bugs, only to find out I 
all Is not grub that glitters.— Lewiston Jour- 



Bight of the twenty-it 



lor and Lincoln. Fillmore's 
equally English or Celtic blood, and Pierce's 
biographers do not trace his ancestry. Seven 
Am e ric a n presidents were of Irish blood: 
Madison, whose mother, Eleanor Cc 

New Orleans; Polk, Buchanan, Johnsc 
thur and Cleveland, who was Irish 
maternal side. Three were Scotch, Monroe, 
Grant and Hayes; one, Jefferson, was of 
Welsh ancestry; one. Van Buren, of Dutch; 
one, Garfield, of German, 
side of French Huguenot I 
get 



ink may be had at some 
jealers in such supplies, 
various place*. The plan is of German oi 
gin, and at on* time was used in this country, 
though this was, as well as we remembe- — 
or more years ago, and It may have 
Into disuse, though It certainly should be 
quite a boon to travelers. The portable ink 
can readily be made by any one by simply 



pito 
'rea . 
The large 
last few veare in a fever of sventra- 
lyin 

not only justifiable, 
but demanded by the most imperious 
itary considerations. In Naples, 
.__ instance, it can hardly be carried 
too far, as in the architecture of that 
there is almost nothing worth 
preserving; but the fever has spread 
*- Veuico and Florence, where im- 
nse injury might be caused by the 
operations of a modern engineer. 
The plans in Venice include a broad 
Wet from the rail way station to the l'i 
. izaS. Marco, and the demolition of all 
the picturesque Kn-a from the Kiva del 
Schiavoni to the nubile gstn'" _, rml the 
co! .tiu^roTi-oT fine modern buildings 
along the wholo line. The latter part 
of the project brought the whole body 
"■■* : sts, Italian and foreign, up in 
and, as without its artistic at- 
is Venice would he in a more 
miserable state than it is now, the 
clamor raised in behalf of this rem- 
it of the old Venice which furnishes 
half the pictures painted there, stopped 
the measure in tho council after it 
through thegiunta, or grand 
e; but the other, for the wide 
street, passed without serious opposi- 

It will be a satisfaction to us to 
know that the government refuses Its 
consent to this invasion ou the unique 
character of the city. Venice needs 
no sventramento, but it would lie tho 
better for a little cleaning in some of 
'■- historical precincts, such as the 

i t of the house of Marco Polo, and 

the covered way that gives access to it 
from the canal, which is generally in 

pestilential state. But any demoli- 

on, except for instability would be 

icrilego. 

As to Florence, one is apprehensive 
of the effects of any touch on its time, 
honored walls. But neither sea air 
nor sea tide does for it what it does for 
Venice, and the tendency to typhoid, 
which has caused trouble to its sani- 
tary authorities and loss to its liuances, 
demands the adoption of measures to 

What has been decided is to demol- 
ish the entire block between tho Via 
di Porta R ossa on tlaa south and -the 
\ia uci C'crretani on tho north, tho 
Via dei Calzaioli on the east, and the 
Piazza degli Strozzi on tho west; toei 
Piazza dei Mercato Vccchi 
its present extent, reaching 
far as the southern limit of the 
Piazza H. Andrea; then running wide 
streets from the Via dei Speziali to the 
Via dei Strozzi, Via dei Or S. Michele 
to Vicolo dei Strozzi, Via della Nave 
to the Via dei C'orsi ; and from the 
Volta dei Pecori to tho Via Tornahuo- 
ni, through the Via Teatina, and 
across these others from the Piazza S. 
Mar;a Ma rehire totho Torre do Forest, 

Via dei Naccioli to the Via dei Pelli- 

ceria, and from the palace of the Ar- 
civescovato to tho Mercato Nuovo. 
But the houses on tho Via Calzaioli 
and all the historic houses will __ 
main undisturbed and all tho old 
houses on tho Via dei Porta Rossa. 
These will all be disengaged from the 
more modern incrustation in which 
most are hidden. 

The Loggia of Vasari in the Mercato 
Vecchio has been taken down and will 
be reconstructed in the vicinity of the 
new lish market. The risanimento of 
the 'loiter" of Florence 
reasonable alarm in tho mind of any 
lover of tho city, though the work of 
reconstruction must he carried out 
with great judgment to avoid the dis- 
figurement of it. The sanitary advan- 
tages leave no room for discussion. 
At the same time nothing really worth 
preserving, historically or architect- 
urally, will he disturlied, but will, on 
tho contrary, bo better seen by being 
isolated more.— London Times. 



X 



Thcro is a great deal of talk about 
tho advantages that children have 
nowadays in regard to literature c 

the days of their grandparents. I 

just Philistine enough to think that 
all tho advantage is not on tho side of 
tho present generation. There is, to 
be sure, a great deal mora attention 
gi ven to j uven i le books today —I shou Id 
say entirely too much. I think the 
boys and girls wlro had their "Mother 
Goose," their "Arabian Nights," old 
fairy tales, Hans Andersen, old Eng- 
lish ballads, "Robinson Crusoe," 
"Swiss Family Robinson," "Gulliver," 
Charles and Mary I.amb, and Sanford 
and Morton, not to mention Shake- 
speare, Walter Scott and Cooper, 
' as w ell provided far as they 




lof h 



who kept more thai 
she could pare a sii 

"Well, I'll see," ai 

putting on her sun bonnet, the 
distant field in which her husband was plow- 
ing. On her return she said: 

"Yea. Gideon says you c 



Managing Editor (to applicant) — 
Are you aware, madam, that the posi 
tion of edit res - : implies all manner of 
hard work ! Are you qualified by c 
perienccl 

Applicant— I am. I have been _ 
minister's wife for ten years.— Pitts- 
burc Bulletin. 

Ono of the most irrititing of the recent 
idiocies of tourists is l ie fashion of leav- 
ing cards nt the tombs of distinguished 
people. The bust of Longfellow in West- 
minster Abbey is constantly surrounded 
, - by these iii:ii.|in.;.riat ' t.its.'.f pasteUiard, 
mJTSZEIS and the graveof II." L said to be 
"-IJrf*. ?T: literally covered with the visiting cards 
left by tourists w ho climbed the lonely 
mountain near Colorado Springs to visit 
tho last resting place oi tho poet and 
novelist. Nothing hut an abundance of 
the most egregious vanity and absolute 
lack of taste could prompt an action so 



one of the many "lofts" in 
which the establishment abounds that 
the reporter w as taken. One door w as 
tilled with a veritable lacework of long 
poles, placed horizontally, which were 
loaded out of sight with sheet music 
hung upon them to dry. The whole 
place had the air of washing day at 
home, and tho reporter involuntarily 
glanced around if perchance he might 
got a glance of cold dinner lying about 

"As fast as the sheets are printed we 
hang them hero over night," said iV 
foreman, "and then place them between 
pastelioards and press them flat. Then 
"ley are ready for market Come up 
ito the press rooms." 
Tho press rooms are very unlike their 
newspaper prototypes. Not a sound 
Niud enough to Interfere with conversa- 
is heard in them, for sheet music is 
printed all by hand. 
Two kinds of presses aro used; the old 
[ylo "plank" press and the improved or 
D" press. The latter consists of a slid- 
ing table several feet square, on which 
are two raised blocks just the size of a 
sheet of music, on which are placed the 
plates from which the printing is done. 

The plates having been inked and the 
paper laid on them, tho printer gives a 
wheel, 5, feet in 
diameter, the sliding table slides under a 
large roller covered with a belt, and the 
paper is forced against the plate, thus 
giving the impression; and another revo- 
lution of tho wheel brings the apparatus 
back to its original position. The "plank" 
press is like tho other, except that in 
using it the plates are inked on a bench 
tho blocks every time an im- 
taken, while with the "D" 
press tho plates are not removed from 
the blocks until the edition is run off. 

"Now, here is a man printing title 
pages," said the foreman. "We print 
only one sheet at a time, and a man can 
1,500 to 1,800 impressions a 
day. This plate, which looks exactly 
like silver, is composed of zinc, lead and 
britannia, and is made almost exclusively 
in New Yurk. Every publishing house 
manufactures its own Ink. It can't be 
bought It is very particular stuff and 
must be made just so, and it is a very 
delicate matter to make and take core of 
it. This title page has been engraved by 
hand. The design Is sunken, you see. 
When engraved the plate is put on a hot 
block, and beeswax is melted into the 
design. That, too, is a ticklish matter. 
If we wi|)e it off too soon, we spoil it, 
and if we let it get too hard It crumbles 
and won't hold the ink. Once bees- 
waxed, a plato can be used for printing 

"Engraving the music plates la a dif- 
ferent process, however, from that used 
in making tho title page. The engraver 
has to have a separate tool for every kind 
of noto— half, whole, quarter, rests, etc. 
His outfit costs $400. He does not carve 
into the plate as wood engravers do, but 
stomps out each note separately with a 
hammer. You can imagine what nice 
work it is to adjust the tools just right, 

— **mmm 

The reporter watched the process of 
printing, and saw something like this: 
After tbo plato had been fastened to its 
block ou the press the printer inks it 
with a hood roller, just as other printers 
ink their typo in taking proofs. He then 
wipes tho plato carefully with a cloth; 
the ink sticks to the beeswax, which 
covers the design or the notes, and the 
rest of tho plate is comparatively clean. 
A second wiping with another rag leaves 
all but tbo design shiningly clean, the 
paper is laid on, and the great wheel, re- 
volving soon takes the impression and 
returns tho printed pages to the printer's 
hand. The plate is then wiped again, 
reinked, rewiped twice, and, in fact, un- 
dergoes the same process between each 
impression. 

"It is a curious fact," continued the 
foreman, "that although this work Is all 
done by hand the printers never touch 
the paper. A piece of pasteboard is 
folded double and used as a holder, and 
with that the printer handles all his 
sheets, and never lets his inky hands 
come in contact with them." 

"Isn't music printed from type some- 
times?" asked tho reporter. 

"Yes. When we want to run off a 
large edition of some cheap stuff, books 
or something of that sort, we set the 
music up in typo, stereotype the page 
and print from it, just as you newspaper 
fellows do. But tho work isn't as hand- 
some, and, besides, there is some musio 
written that can't be set up with type." 

All music plates after being used are 
stored in fireproof vaults and indexed for 
possible future use. The foreman states 
the curious fact that In the gTeat collec- 
tion of which he has charge there are 
more pieces of music whose names begin 
with 8 than of any other letter, while 
the M's are a close second.— Boston Globe. 



nead of a school for boys . 
had bec:i educated some of the leading 
■ men of his part of the country, and it 
may have been the strain of training 
their unusually brilliant intellect* that 
had so marred his own. He was a 
harmless, pleasant old gentleman, 
-~ily now and then doing^ anything 




94 Miles tine Shortest, 
S Hours trie Qu-iolsLest 

FROM CINCINNATI TO NEW ORLEANS, 

TIME i2T7 HOXJPIS. 
Entire Trains, Baggage Car, Day Coaches & Sleepers Rr n 
Through Without Change 



:s the Shortest, 7 Hours the 
JACKSONVILLE. 



Quickest, From CINCINNATI to 
TIME 28 HOURS 



u elaborating theories in regard to the 

* methods of education, ilis theo- 

had not always the advantage of 

being practicable, but they were gen- 
erally at least ingenious, and it would 
be rash to say that they were not wise, 
since they have not yet been tried. 

"I have been thinking a good deal 
lately," ho observed on one occasion, 
"of the difficulty wo have nowadays 
in teaching boys the languages. There 
is an awful sight of work wasted 
somewhere, and I have concluded 
that after all we make a great mistake 
in not going back to the Bible method 
after all." 

"The Bible method?" repeated his 
hearer. "Y'hot is that, Mr. H?" 

"Why, don't you remember how 
they learned the languages in tho Bi- 
ble? They just built a big tower and 
then they all got struck with tho lan- 
guages without any further trouble." 

It is a pity that no noto has been 
made of tho e"fFect upon tho lingu 
powers of the workmen which 
been mado by the erection of tho 
Eiffel tower, for here was an oppor- 
tunity of putting Mr. H.'s theory to a 
practical test. 

On another occasion he spoko of 
the attempt to invent flying ma- 
chines, and observed with tho greatest 
solemnity : 

"Tho way to learn to fly is to eat 
worms. It's the wigglo in worms 
that does it, and if I wanted to teach 
boys to fly I should moke them cat 
worms, ft is in this way providence 
intended them to learn." -Boston Cou- 
rier. 



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Princes live well in Paris, and the 
ordinary human in Paris can either live 
like a prince or as cheaply as anywhere 
in the world. You can get a table d'hote 
dinner in the students' quarter of a half 
a dozen courses for a franc, or you can 
go to Bignon'iand pay |100 per cover. 
You can get the most delicious coffee 
and rolls served in your bedroom with 
dainty pats c f fresh bujr,er, for fifty 
centimes, or a bowl of bouillon and a 
roll on a street corner for thirty cen- 
times or about seven cents. Tho choc- 
olate, the coffee, the bread and rolls, 
the vegetables, the ice creams and tho 
confectionery and fancy cakes are a 
revelation to Americans. If you un- 
derstand how to order a dinner and 



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Trains I and 2 run solid between Louisville and Lexington, 
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North, West and Northwest. With 
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nguage, you can 

better in Paris, and for less money, 

than in any other city 011 tho habitable 

One must know something about d 
Paris restrmrar^ts, however. It is Hi 
because tho restaurants are bod, for 
they are not. 'lAnd it is not that the 
keepers are anyl-nore anxious to fleece 
strangers than rtstaurant keepers gen- 
"~ for rhey are nut 



Wtochestcr 
" Mt. Sterlinj 
" Morehead 



main. The 





A certain advertiser wanted "a 
young man to take care of horses of a 
Christian disposition;" a shop in a 
London street exhibited a card warn- 
ing everybody against unscrupulous 
persons "who infringe our title to de- 
ceive the public ;" on the door of an 
eating house in London may be read 
tho following announcement: "Sail- 
ors' victuals cooked here;" a boarding 
house keeper announced that he had a 
"cottage containing eight rooms and 
an acre of land;" a dealer in cheap 
shoes was equally ambiguous when he 
counseled "Ladies wishing these cheap 
shoes will do well to coll soon, as they 
will not last long;" still another ad- 
vertisement announces: "This hotel 
will be kept open by tho widow of tile 
former proprietor who died last sum- 
mer on a new und improved plan," 
and a manufacturing wireworker in- 
vites the public to come and see his in- 
visible fences — Printers' Ink. 



The first invention of Hiram a 
Maxim, the Maine man whose won- 
derful automatic gun has brought 
him into gratifying relations with 
the rulers of Eiiropo and established 
his fame and fortune— was a com 
shelter. It didn't sell worth a snap — 
but the inventor kept right ou ran- 
sacking his noddle for new ideas and 



im's one timo partner, Edward Fi-i 
field, of Dexter, still owns the stencil 
plate which was used for stamping the 
arm's name upon their corn scraper 
thirty years ago.— Lewiston JournaL 



f «'tn? pi... 1 
.?;;•( 

of ealin^-rVyiJes than in i aria. You 
can findauy kind of a restaurant and 
any grade of prices. You can get a table 
d'hote dinner for a little more than a 
franc (twenty cents), or you can dine 
in one of the palatial cafes at $100 a 
plate. You paj* your money and you 
take your choice. Again, if you iiko 
English cooking, there are also restau- 
rants where you can get it, and there 
are German-American, Irish-Ameri- 
can, Russian and Roumanian restau- 
rants. Unlessoue knows the ropes, he 
will have to steer clear of the la carte 
restaurants. Their food is good, but 
their prices are high, extravagantly 
high.-New York Ster. 



The queerest feel ever heard of," 
•aid a member of the bar. "and a fee 
that shows the soft side of a lawyer, 
was tho 0110 given all in pennies, 
newsboys' pennies to boot, to ex-Judge 
Curtiss, or tnken by him. rather, 
whou DO went out to Pittsburg to de- 
fend his friend William N. lliddlo 
from the charge of mismanagement 
of the funds of Riddle's bank. It was 
just ninety-eight cents, that fee was, 
and those ninety-eight pennies were 
gotten together in this way: Mr. Rid- 
dle, who is now a prosperous broker 
here, was in his Pittsburg days ono of 
the wealthiest and most liberal men in 
that town. Every Christmas ho gave 
the newsboys a dinner which costhim 
a thousand or two. The boys all loved 
him ; they all called him 'Billy,' as in- 
deed half the people in Pittsburg seem- 
ed to do. When the news came out 
in an afternoon paper one day that 
there was trouble In Riddle's bank- 
it was another official there, a man 
high up in politics pnd society, who 
ruined it— the newsboys began to re- 
alize that perhaps their friend 'Billy' 
was in troublp, too. They knew that 
money cures many things, and after a 
moment's consultation half a dozen of 
them took up a m 
man was appointeTL He hurried int 
i' dfcJiny brown pape 
parcel to Mr. RicHe with the sirapl 
words, 'Hero, Billy I' and was gone 
That brown paper contained the nine 
ty-cight cents. Riddle wouldn't hav' 
taken thousands for them. Afterward 
when he was tried and acquitted 
through ex Judge Curtiss' most olo- 
■ uent presentation of the facts, tho 
fidge wouldn't take any fee from his 
old friend except that tiny brown par- 
cel. "-New York Herald. 



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3al. Ho likes to lie all day in the 
— ' 1 small '— 



■hade shifts its position he picks up tho 
sack and carries it -without tho reach 
of the sua 's rays. J - 

Dr. Augustus Waller, of Philadel- 
phia, has recently made a number of 
experiments showing that it is possible 
to detect by existing electrical instru- 
ments the electric currents generated 
at each beat of the heart. Two peoplo, 
holding each other by the hand, and 
connected with a capillary electrom- 
eter, give evidence of electric shocks 
through each other. The bauds of a 
single subject, dipped into two basins 
of water in connection with tho elec- 
trometer, give a deflection of the in- 
itrumcnt at every beat of the pulse. — 
Vew York Telegram. 



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Drummer (The), 1889-12-14

004 pages, edition 01

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