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NUMBER 1. 



GUTHRIE, TODD COUNTY. KENTUCKY. 



JUNE, 1884 



Till! OUTIIltlE COMMERCIAL, 

I**uu*l from the olllre or the Semi-Weekiv 
soi tii KKvrmciAN. H  |tkln*vllU\ K y.;nnd de- 
voted lo (lit 1 bu*im**s inleieaU of UuUiriCUiul 
\ .1 Inlt) . 






EXPLANATORY. 

The pres* Is the groat medium 
'through which lmsiuess men conmiu- 
niealo with the public, and the object 
of this journal is to set forth tho ma- 
terial interests and various enterprises 
of tho townof (iuthric. We trust the 
CoMMKiteiAi, will lie found a true 
exponent of Guthrie and 
her business, educational, profes- 
sional and social matters. Kvory de- 
partment of Iter industries will be 
found represented in tliesu column?. 

It is in order that her people may 
have a paper of their own to repre- 
sent their interests, that we have 
called the On mm uncut, into being. Wo 
trust that it may accomplish the 
ends for which it is intended and 
promote Ihu prosperity of ull its pa- 
trons. 

Meacuam & W 1 1.0 ITS, 

Publishers. 

tar jt? 

—TI1E— 

SEMI-WEEKLY 
South ' Kentuckian, 

PUBLISH KI) AT 

HOPKLYSVILLE , ICY. 

Oil Tuesdays and Fridays. 

Every Subscrioer, 

AT $2 A YEAR 

GIVEN A TICKET FREE I 

Tho following list of premiums 
will he distributed 
SATURDAY, OCTOIIKR ITU, 1881 

I Fine I |iriglit Organ V.tK 

t Knit' hewing Miohine (V 

I Good Tvvo-llor#e IVngon . .. » 

4 In I nul*Yillt) llmdiii*## Col* 

Irge ft   

i .Set hlngle llnnu'Mt 

k S Gent’# Saddle 1& 

7 l utlhjf I ! '«w . . 10 

k Ktnnilv Mbit ... l'» 

w Good Wheelbarrow . . 6 

lOhilk lint ft 

II Gold IVn and Holder ft 

It Set Ten h| oon# ft 

1.1 silver flutter lHih ft 

#14 Silver Goblet ft 

\i Umbrella 8 

lil silver Cup 8 

17 Mickle* Plated Clock a 

1* Elegant I'alr l uff liutum* 8 

Uo\ Uigur# ...... 3 

tO Hnlf llo\ Uigur* 3 

lne Doll S 

i Kr4 p*h Candy 2 

Sm* lii|}c: " hip 2 

•  4 Finn hiding Jtridlc i 

:^*fV" nr«v Wmthlngton” Hatchet 1 

In addition lo them*. twcuty-ffve other inv- 
*' iniunip, worth II each, will 1* added, miikiii^ 
Ihr ll#t iiggreunto over ♦ftoOwortHtd valuidile 
artielen, w hick will be given awray' lo our pa 
I routs. 

• The plan of di *lrtl»niw»n will be similar to that 
lt»l lowed heretofore. The nr lev of the SEMI- 
\V KKKIAHM 111 KKNtUPKIAX la uniform 



GUTHRIE, KY. 

AN IMPORTANT RAILROAD 
GROSSING- AND A GROW- 
ING LITTLE TOWN CF 
TODD COUNTY. 



Har Eusiness Interests Reviewed, 
Her People Discussed and her 
Advantages set Forth. 

i\ 4 Ooo«l Hotel, AvcoiiiiuodiitliiK lluidne** 
Men uud u Clover mid novIiiI people 
make Guthrie a pleaneut little 
plaee. 



T1IE FUTUHK OF OUTIIltlE. 

Situated ul the junction of the 
Henderson amt Nashville and l.ouis- 
vilic and Memphis branches of the 
Louisville & Nashville railroad, 24 
miles from Hopkinsville, Ivy. and 47 
miles from Nashville, Tenn. Is a 
pleasant little town of 500 inhabi- 
tants which Is known by the eupho- 
nious name of Guthrie. 

THE IIOTKI. AND V A matt 8 OPFICKS. 

It lias often been the subject of re- 
mark by traveling men, that the 
Grant House of Guthrie, is one of the 
St c*t hotels to bo found anywhere. 
It is located conveniently to the de- 
pot and is a credit to the town. 

The depot is a good substantial one 
and the nttirials are all clover and ac- 
commodating gentlemen. Mr. J. L 
Phillips is the depot agent, Mr. Scott 
Coziiil is the night operator and Mr. 
Monahan the day operator and ticket 
agent. Mr. White has charge of (lie 
Express olllec and is a first-class ofll- 
eer. 

j Mr. Norris is tlu 1 post master and 
| his office is well kept and satisfacto- 
ry conducted. 

4 

THE BUSINESS ISTKItESTS. 

There are about a dozen business 
houses iu tlie town of Guthrie. Dry 
Goods stores, Groceries, Drug stores, 
Hardware stores mid in fact nearly 
every brunch of rctnil merchandise 
interests are found here. Tho busi- 
ness men uro intelligent, cutcprising 



one that is u credit to the town, 
or mute's iiaii.iioads. 

As stated above- Guthrie is the 
crossing place of two railroads but 
her citizens acu not satisfied yet and 
i there is project on foot to Imiltl auotli- 
or railroad connecting Guthrie With 
! Elkton and the success of this enter- 

I 

I prise is now almost assured. When this 
is completed and Guthrie is joined 
by rail to the county seat her pros- 
perity will be still further promoted 
and she will assume tho proportions 
of a town of still greater commercial 
importance. 

THE PEOPLE. 

Guthrie's population is made up 
of a cultivated and refined class of 
citizens. Tliui-o is considerable 
wealth in and around the town and 
the people enjoy not only the com- 
forts but many of the luxuries of 
life. They are clever and liospituhle 
in their treatment of strangers and 
are ready to extend a cordial wel- 
come to those coming into then- 
midst. No community has a more 
moral and law-abiding class of citi- 
zens and those in search of a live and 
growing town to settle in will find 
Guthrie possessing unusual advanta- 
ges and tier people ready to see them 

witli open arms. 

■ — 

G KANT HOTEL. 



LlNEllAUGli & CO. 

Staple mul Fancy Groceries, Tinware, 
Wines and Liquor*, 

In calling attention to the many 
branches of industry in Guthrie, 
there is no firm that deserves more 
meed of praise than the one whoso 
name heads this sketch. Mr. I.ine- 
bnugli lias been in business here since 
1875 and is, really, too well known to 
be introduced at our hands. He is 
occupying a well adapted frame 
structure, the dimensions of which 
arc 18x70 feet, which is well tilled 
with staple and fancy groceries, tin- 
ware, wines and liquors of the best 
kind, and lie is offering them to his 
customers at prices which are within 
the reach of all. In addition to the 
above lie also lias a billiard and pool 
room in tho rear of this building 
where you can while away the leisure 
hours ina quiet and peaceful way. 
The stock kept by this firm is of the 
very best and the prices which they 
ask for them arc indeed reasonable. 
We cheerfully commend i.inebaugh 
and his excellent stock of goods to all 
those desiring anything in his line. 
His motto is “good goods, quick sales 
and small profits.” Mr. Wesley 
Flood is his gentlemanly assistant, 
who will greet you with a smile. 



8. I’lutovvwky. 



Dry Good*, Clothing gntl General 
cltnmlliie. 



Mer- 



This hotel for the past 4 years lias 
-been under the supervision of M. A. 
Grant and E. M. Grant with Mr 
Rodgers us its manager. This hotel 
has 41 well furnisued and ventilated 
rooms. Since Mr. Rodgers’ connec- 
tion witii it, it lias taken the lead, 
and stands to-day tho leading hotel 
in t ids state outside of large cities. 
Ik is not alone iu meals that the 
Grant Hotel excels, the beds as we 
have reason to know, being first class 
in every respect and the Grant Ho- 
tel preserves an air of cheerfulness 
which is felt by every stranger with- 
in its gates, wliilo the fair set before 
the patrons is the best the market af- 
fords. Tho occasional visitor to 
Guthrie as well as t hose who arrive 
here by train, will find such accom- 
modations at tlie Grant Hotel ns are 



and public spirited and take hold of I ottered by any other hotel. Let 
of anything and everything tending jour friends try it and be convinced. 



l year, y-n»h nitVnlltr, MIDI #IO|l 
J* Mint Uyfwr op|Hirtaiilly to get n 

nh'loBMe the price ehurged mid! ii 

elmucc lor oath and every one of the valuable 

- *UW»Hiatt\inf 0 th»iiF'l nlmve. 

fko W ill KKNTUt Kl.VN In jmblndied 
torPo * week mid I fiirui*hi* local new* fresh 
, fn l rellnhle, ami doe* not rehn*hfrutn the ml - 
Spin# of more enterprising contemporaries. 

our plan of doing InwInoM hw* outlived un- , 
prrnpinno# op|Mwittioii, ridI even our enemies ' 
•have Won mnvlnrod that we do hu*lno*# on the 
be»t business principle#. 

We give Ml column* of matter a week for the 
low prim of $1,110 per annum, furniidiing the 
cheapo* t Jirtul • Weekly paper In Kentucky. 

SnWrlptlon* sent by mail will re- 
reTve jirouipt attention ami receipt* ami tick- 
et* will 1m forwarded upon receipt of the null* 
script Ion price. .Sample# Free. Call on or ad- 

MEACHAM A WIIGDS, 

4 Hopkinavill#, Ky. 

OUR JOB OFFICE 

I# complete In every re#pert, and we do all 
klndN of Job and Pamphlet work, with neat- 
beat and dispatch, at the lowed |»rten«. Wo 
make a apeclatty of Anchor Stjuare Bag# ami 
IT ; v • i^Bbaper Hour 9ack». Send for sample# ttmM price#. 

aa SEND FOR SAMPLE COPY. 

at,! 



to the ndvauecmciit and development 
of the interest* of Guthrie. Their 
stores are well tilled with well selec- 
ted stocks and their prices are rea- 
sonable, us they are content to make 
moderate protils on their sales. 

T1IK (TIl'IKilES AND S( IIOOLS. 

Guthrie although a small town, 
lias five churches. The Itaptist 
church is under the pastoral care 
of Rev. .luo. G. Kendall and the 
| Methodist denomination is watched 
j over bv Rev. A. P. McEcrrin and tlie j 
Christians also have a church in the 
town. 

In addition to these the colored 
population have a baptist and Meth- 
odist church, making live churches 
in tho town. Rcvs.J.D. Meriwether 
and A. M. Carr are pastors of these 
respectively. There is also a good 
school in tlie town of which Prof. A. 
P. Crutcher is the principal. There 
uro between fifty and sixty pupils in 
dailv attendance anil the school is 



Mr. Tliad Donaldson and Thomas 
Smith arc the polite and affable 
clerks. A telephone will be found 
in the office for the use of guests. 



Non ills & TATE. 

Clothing, lloot*. .Shoo#, Hat*, 
Furn lulling Good#. 



In calling attention to tlie many 
branchcs of industry of Guthrie in 
these columns, none stand more 
prominent than the well-known 
house of S. Platowaky. He lias hecu 
identified with the lmsiuess interests 
of this place in this line of trade since 
1872, and is well and favorably known 
throughout this portion of the coun- 
try as an upright an honorable deal- 
er. His store, a frame structure, 
measuring 24x!l2 feet, is well adapted 
to tlie purpose for which it is used, 
and his stock of goods consists of dry 
goods, boots, slioes, clothing and gents 
furnishing goods, and everything 
which &ocs to make up a first-class 
general merchandise store. Anyone 
purchasing $5.00 worth of Goods, for 
Cash, at one time, receives a ticket to 
his Grand Free Distribution. Goods 
will be sold as low as any iirst-eiass 
house sells them tin’s side of New 
York. 

His stock is large, fresh, and selec- 
ted witli great care. 

Distribution takes place November 
1, 1884. This is one of tlie leading 
houses iu Guthrie and we commend 
Mr. l’iatowsky and his large stock of 
goods to tlie community at large. Mr. 
R. L. Lockhart is his clerk and is ev- 
er on the alert looking to the wauts 
of his customers and the proprietor. 



In tills Issue of tlie Gutiiiiie Com- 
mkhcial we wish to call the attention 
of our many readers to the above ' 
named firm, who have been engaged 
in this line of trade for a period of 4 
years, and who stand in tlie front 
rank of Guthrie mcrelianls. Their 
store, a frame building, 24x70 feet, 
two stories high, is well stocked with 
everything pertaining to this branch 
of trade, which consists of dry goods, 
clothing, boots, slioes, hats and furn- 
ishing goods, and they are ottering 
them at rock bottom prices. These 
gcutleuieu arc well known tiiougli- 
out this and adjoining counties for 
their honorable and square dealings, 
and wc would udviso all who desire 
anv article in their line to call and see 



8. LEVY. 

Grorerlt*#, Hardware and QueciiHware* 

• 

This gentleman lias been identified 
with his branch of trade for a period 
of five years. His store house is a 
frame structure, 24x00 l'eet and a 
ware room 20x40 feet which is well 
stocked with groceries, hardware, 
queensware and the prices at which 
he is offering them are within the 
reach of ail. ilis trade is local and 
is daily increasing. In addition to 
this lie has also a livery stable and 
lie pays particular attention to trans- 
ferring the traveling public either day 



or night. If you want good goods 
their large stock, and learn prices be- j or a safe and easy riding nag, give S. 
fore going elsewhere. I Levy a call. 




cACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT NKHa- 
PAPERS. 

Tho English-speaking people of the 
earth, numbering not more than one- 
sixteenth of the entire population of the 
globe, publish over one-half of tho news- 
papers in existence. The total number 
of publications of all kinds we find to be 
34,274. Of these 4,020 are dailies. 
8,857 are tri and semi-weeklies, 17,889 
weeklies, 4,830 monthlies, and 8,672 
semi-monthlios, quarterlies, annuals 
and various othor irregular periods of 
publication. These are distributed 
around the hemisphere as follows: 
Europe utilizes 19,557, North America, 
12,400 ; Asia, 775 ; South America, 099 ; 
Australia, 661, and Africa, the original 
home of the Fifteenth amendment, 
brings up in the rear with 182. The 
total circulation per issue of these papers 
is found to bo 116,400,000, while the 
total number of copies printed annually 
reaches the enormous and almost incon- 
ceivable amount of 10,589,499,448 
copies. 

Germany publishes tho greater quan- 
tity uf papers, the publications of that 
country reaching 5,629 in number with 
an annual circulation of 1,748, 000, 000i 
or about thirty-eight to each inhabitant. 
Great Britain has less papers in num- 
ber, 4,082, but the circulation is great- 
er than those of Germany, reaching 
2,262,000,000 per annum, giving Bixty- 
four copies each year to each of her citi- 
zens. France, has 3,265 periodicals, 
with an annual circulation of 1,557,000,- 
000 . 

While the United States can show no 
daily paper with a circulation of over 
125,000 copies per issue, I find that 
Paris contains one daily paper, entitled 
Le Petit Journal, which has a daily cir- 
culation of 680,000. It contains nil the 
news of the day, beside plenty of gossip 
and society news, and sells for 1 sou, or 
a cent. In London appears a paper 
called Lloyd'* Weekly, a twenty-eight- 
column sheet, which enjoys the wonder- 
ful circulation of 612,000 copies per is- 
sue. This paper is sold for 1 penny, 
English money, or about 2 cents in that 
of the United States. — 11. P, Hubbard , 
in Poston Globe. 

ENGLIHJ1 AXV AMERICAN JOURNAL- 
ISM. 

“ Do yon know how tho growth of 
tho press in Euglnnd compares with 
that of America?” 

“ Well,” said Mr. North, smiling, 
•'without entering into many particu- 
lars, I can tell you that we have far out- 
stripped our mother country din jour- 
nalism. I believe there never has been 
any comprehensive history of the En- 
glish newspaper press written, but wo 
have a sufficient number of facts to en- 
able us to form a comparison. For ex- 
ample, in 1846 only fourteen daily jour- , 
nals were published in the United King- 
dom, while as far back as 1810, thirty- 
six years p.cvious, we had 359, includ- 
ing twenty-seven dailies, with a total 
annual issue of 22,331,000 copies. In 
1828 we had 852 newspapers ; in 1830, 
1,000; in 1840, 1,931, and in 1850, 2,800, 
with a circulation of 426,409,978.” 

“What is the number of English 
publications at present ?" 

“Since 1846 the number has in- 
creased slowly, and in 1880 the London 
Quarterly Review says only 157 daily 
newspapers were published in the 
United Kingdom, to our 987, showing a 
difference of 805 in our favor.” — Inter- 
view with a census expert. . 

A RKVOMSIF.N RATION. 

The Greenbush (N. Y.) Gazette has 
devised this original and ingenious 
triple acrostic : Bead the capitals of 
the first nine lines down in their order, 
then read the capitals in the two suc- 
ceeding lines as they come, then heed 
what you read. 

All Jon merchant* who Indnitiiously Toll, 
Dealers '.n varnishes, In Flthea or Oil, 

Velvet*, inutile or fur*, Yankee notion*, or Shoe*, 
Egg", butter or cheeae, Or whatever we Um, 
Robe, wagon or harness, Embroil** or Cra*b, 

Trying in all Way a to rake In tho Caah, 

In vain are your effort*, In vain riche* Expect, 
Save you show up your Stock with glowing Efface 
Each day In the paper a Half column will Do— 

Desplnc Our Injunction, Then Ob-tmaoy Rue, 

Bring Euaucces*fuinoet , Sheriff Too. 



VAC CINAT ION. 

A Formidable Array of Statist let Testi- 
fying to Its Usefulness • 

Dr. E. 8. Bailey, of Chicago, read a 
paper before a medical meeting in that 
city on the subjectof “ Compulsory Voo- 
cination.” He aajd that the origin of 
small-pox was a mystery, as it now was 
purely contageous. He gave a short his- 
tory of the disease, from the time of its 
great ravages in remote times down to 
the time of the introduction of vaccina- 
tion by Jenuer. The theory is that the 
system of a person inoculated with the 
cow-pox is subjected to the same influ- 
ences as if the patient had the genu- 
ine small-pox, for the two disenses pre- 
sent exactly similar types. A person 
once vaccinated has practically perma- 
nent protection against small-pox. In 
tho light of modern science arm-to-arm 
vaccination must be given np, and bo- 
vine virus non-humanized is the only 
thing to be recognized. A good citatrix 
should be well indented with a clearly 
defined edge, uid an indifferent cicatrix 
will present an ill- defined edge. In 15,000 
recorded coses of small-pox, it had been 
found that the protection was directly 
in proportion to the character of the vac- 
cination, the proportions being 2.52 per 
cent, where there were good cicatrices, 
and 8.82 per cent, where the scars were 
indifferent in character. In England, 
for thirty years previous to the discovery 
of vaccination, the cases of small -pox 
averaged 8,000 to every 1,000,000, while 
for twenty years following there wore 
only 252 cases to every 1,000,000. For 
the year ending in May last, the oases of 
small-pox among vaccinated patients 
averaged ninety -two to the million, while 
of unvaccinated patients the average was 
3,350 to the million. In some oases 
noted in Norwich, England, 215 persons 
who had not been vaccinated were thor- 
oughly exposed to the disease, tho result 
being that 200 contracted small-pox and 
forty-six died. On the other hand 
ninety-one persons who had good vac- 
cinations were as thoroughly exposed to 
the infection, but only two contracted 
the disease, and then in a modified torn. 
In tho case of medical men, who are con- 
stantly exposed, out of fifty-seven who 
had three or more good scars, only two 
contracted the diseuse, and out of 257 
who hod indifferent sears, forty-four 
were taken with a mollified form of the 
small -pox. As respecting the power of 
vaccination to modify tho force and chat- 
acter of the disease, the English records 
before cited show that in uuvaccinntcd 
patients the mortality averages from 20 
to 43 per cent, while among the vao-' 
cinated ones the mortality is scarcely 
more than 7 per cent., and the average 
has been as low as 2 per cent Bcvao- 
cination exterminates the liability to 
renewed susceptibility, and the varying 
constitutions of mankind nre reasons for 
the consistent practice of frequent vno- 
cination. The speaker referred to the 
great success attending the rules re- 
questing all children in the public 
schools to be properly vaccinated before 
admittance. Out of 140,000 children 
in attendance at tho publio schools of 
Chicago during the past six years, only 
seven have had the small-pox. 



TUB GRAND CANTON OF TUB COL- 
ORADO. 

The Grand Canyon is about 220 miles ' 
long, from five to twelve miles wide, I 
and from 5,000 to 6,000 feet deep. Those 
who have scon it all unite in declaring 1 
it the most sublimo and impressive of | 
all natural features of tho world. It 
consists of an outer and inner chasm. J 
The outer chasm is about five or six 
miles wide with a row of palisades 2,000 
feet high on either side, and n broad and 
comparatively smooth plain between, i 
Within this plain is cut tho inner gorge 
descending more than 3,000 feet lower, 
and with a width of about 3,500 feet. I 
The upper palisades are of very not Je 
form and uniform profiles with a highly ; 
architectural aspect The region through 
which tho chasms extend consists of s 
carboniferous strata, but about forty 
miles north of tho river appear strata of 
later age forming a series of terraces, ! 
each terrace being determined by a lino 1 
of cliffs 1,500 to 2,000 feet high, and of 
very wonderful sculpture and brilliant 
color. Tho strata in this stairway of 
terraces are the remnuts of beds which 1 
onoe stretched unbroken over tho dis- 
trict now drained by the Grand Can- 
yon. The total thickness of the beds 
removed wns more than 10,000 feet, and 
the denuded area more than 11,000 
square miles. The denudation began 
iu the Eocene timo, and has been con- 
tinuous until the present time. A great 
amount of uplifting has also occurred 
during the snmo period, varying accord- 
ing to locality from 16,000 to 19,000 
feet, and the present altitude of the 
region is the difference between tho 
amount of nplift and the thicknosa of 
strata removed, that is 7,000 to 9,000 
feet. Tho meeting of tho Grand Can- 1 
yon is thus merely the closing opisodo 
of a long period of erosion. The cutting 
of the present chasm is a comparative^ 
recent geological event, and probably 
had its beginning in the Pliocene time. 
The process of excavating the canyon 
consists of tho action of two classes of 
natnral causes. The first is the scour- 
ing action of the stream upon the rocks 
in its bed. The stream is a fierce tor- 
rent carrying lnrgo quantities of sharp 
sand, which acts like a sand blast. A 
river will always cut down its lied when 
tho quantity of sediment it carries is 
less than it is capable of carrying. Whan 
this quantity is greater a part of it is 
thrown down upon tho bottom, protect- 
ing it from scouring. It this res] oct 
the Colorado is an exceptional river. 
The othor process is weathering. The 
stream cuts a chasm no wider than its 
water surface, but the cut is thus widened 
by tho secular deeny of tho clinsm, 
which, though slow to tho perceptions, 
becomes greater after tho lnpso of many 
thousand years. — Capt. Pulton, before 
the A uteri ran Association. 



not r to distinguish ssi.t n.-pox 

A New York surgeon says that 
“wla-n. ver yon sec pimples depressed 
iu the center you may take that as a sign 
of small-pox. Small p-.x pustules up- 
pear lust on the f.-.ce, then on the neck 
and baud*, and afterward on the body. 
At first they are the size aud have t lie 
solidity of small shot, but a layman 
would not be able to judge of them un- 
til on and after the fourth day, when 
they become depressed in the center and 
surrounded by acircle of pink that turns 
a dark crimson. These pimples are 
often so thick that they run together. 
There is an odor accompanying the disease 
that, once noticed, cannot lie forgotten. 

“ What in tlfe world induces Mrs. X 
to wear so many puffs and flounces? ” 
said a ludy at a ball, as the person re- 
ferred to swept past, a billowy vision of 
millinery. “ Why,” was the reply, 
“she has indulged so much in fashion- 
able dissipation that she has the ‘ deliri- 
um Irimmins.’” 



TUB UOSQVITOES OF LAPLAND. 

In these latitudes the snow has hardly 
melted when the mosquitoes appear in 
countless multitudes, and tho people 
have no rest night or day. In wooded 
districts they are a perfect plagtio in 
July, after which a gnat appears. This 
bites very hard during the day, but at 
night leaves one in pence, for it nover 
enters tho houses. Last comes a species 
of sand-fly, which is so very disagreea- 
ble. I was surprised, at a turn of the 
road, to see a black cloud. It was ■ 
swarm of mosquitoes, so thick that it 
was impossible to see anything beyond. 
I was hurrying the horse through it, 
when he suddenly stopped, and then 1 
saw three men working on the road 
who had previously been invisible. 
This seems incredible, but such are the 
facts. Josefsson laughed, and observed: 
“ We have a saying here that when a 
traveler comes he writes his name in s 
bed of mosquitoes, and when he comee 
bock the following year, ho sees it 
again."— The Land of the Midniyhi 
! Sun — Paul R. Pa Chaillu. 



So MR of the Danes living in Lend- j 
ville belong to a religious body called ! 
Bkages, who centuries ngo practiced 
J human sacrifice, and *w bold to it in 
theory. ». . 



AMATEUR ECONOUT. 

“My dear follow,” said Lavender, 
“ it’s all very nioe to talk alioiit econo- 
mizing and keeping a rigid account of 
expensos and that sort of thing, but I’ve 
tried it. Two weeks ngo I stopped in 
ou my way home Saturday night, and I 
bought just the gayest little Bnssia 
lcathor, cream-laid account book you 
ever saw, and a silver pencil to match it 
I said to my wife after supper : • My 
dear, it seems to mo it costs a lot of 
money to keep house.’ 

“She sighed and said: ‘I know it 
does, Lavvy, but I’m sure I can’t help 
it. I’m just as economical ns I can lie. 

I don’t spend half us much for candy os 
you do for cigars.’ 

“I never take auy notice of personal- 
ities, so I Bailed right ahead. ‘ I be- 
lieve, my dear, that if we woro to keep s 
strict account of everything we spend we 
could tell just where to cut down. I’ve 
bought you a little account book, and 
every Mouday morning I’ll give you 
somo money and you can set it down on 
one side, and then during tho week you 
can set down on tho other side every- 
thing you spend, and then ou Saturday 
night we can go over it and see just 
whero the money goes and how we am 
boil things dowu a little.’ 

“Well, sir, she was just delighted — 
thought it was a first rate plan, aud the 
pocket account Insik wus lovely— regular 
David Copporlleld and Dora business. 
Well, sir, the next Saturday night we 
got through sup|ier and she brought out 
that account lunik as proud as possible, 
and handed it over for inspection. Os 
one side was ‘Boceivedfrom Lavvy $50.* 
That’s all right I Then I looked on the 
other page, and what do you thiuk was 
there? ‘Spent it all I ’ Then I laughed, 
and of course she cried, aud we gave up 
tliu account-book rnuket ou the sjsit by 
mutual coiiBeut. Yes, sir, 1’vo been 
there, and I know what domestic econ- 
omy means, I tell you. Let’s have a 
cigar.” * 

JIB MOV THR DKT. 

A wag, who was anxious to test how 
much confidence a certain friend hud iu 
him, took a itundnrd dollar, and, coat- 
ing it with quicksilver, passed it at the 
other's store. Iu less than half an hour 
the dollar, whose peculiar appearance 
hud uroiuod distrust, wus brought back 
with : 

“ Here, Billy, yon have given mo a 
Vaigus dollar, and I came to gut it re- 
deemed.” 

“ It isn't a bogus dollar at all ; it's as 
good as any money ever coined in Amer- 
ica,” replied the wag. “ Can't you lie- 
lieve me ? No mnn has a right to call 
rnouey counterfeit until ho subjects it to 
a fire assay.” 

The other said that under ordinary 
circumstances he would believe his 
friend, but when it came to trying to 
palm off lead dollars on him for silver 
ones it was another matter, and offered 
to bet 810 that the dollar was bogua 
Thu bet wns accepted and tho dollar 
turned over to au assurer who pro- 
nounced it standard silver 900 fine. 

“ Well," said tho loser, " you set jip 
tho oysters and we'll go down to the 
store and get the money.” 

Tho winner, whose conscienoo began 
to smite him, spent exactly 810 iu cham- 
pagne and oysters, and then walked 
down to the Btorc. The loser handed 
him a $10 bill, which ho shoved iuto his 
pocket only to find, a few hours later 
that it was counterfeit He went back 
to expostulate, but the loror insisted that 
it was genuine, and added siguificantly : 

“ If you have any doubts as to the cor- 
rectness of my statement you had better 
subject it to a fire assay," 

Tho smart Aleck wandered off blas- 
pheming, and is now trying t« figure up 
how much ho is ahead on his trick, 

FATIIKR AND SON. 

According to the New York Herald 
a young and popular artist of that city 
went homo and found that he was tho 
happy father of a fourteen-pound baby. 
After lookiug fondly at tho youngster 
for a few moments, ho said, in a dazed « 
sort of way, " You fat rascal, if you go 
to thinking that you nre born into a 
wealthy family you’ll get left.*’ That’s 
all he probably ever will get. 



LOCAL DOTS. 



J. M. II mm Esq. has returned from 
Florida and will locate permanently 
with us. 

The new Methodist Church at this 
place will he dedicated on the second 
Sabbath in June. 

1’. O. Duffy has the foundation laid 
fora splendid residence which will 
be finished very soon. 

Guthrie needs a National Hank, a 
large Grocery store, Tobacco Ware- 
house, l’ublie Hall and 2000 more in- 
habitants. 

Col. Itobiuott and F. M. Duffy have 
finished the Survey of the Klkton & 
Guthrie railroad and work will com- 
mence as soon as the Directors can 
have a meeting. 

J. M. (touch has finished a nice new 
cottage residence on Cherry street 
and Dr. M. I). Meriwether lias pur- 
chased a lot on the same street and 
will build a tine residence. 

Guthrie is one of the best points in 
Southern Kentucky for a flour- 
ing mill ; we need something of that 
kind and a good elevator would pay 
n fair dividend at this point. 

J. II. Williams, traveling salesman 
for 1*. & F. Corbin, New iirittou 
Conn., is spending a few days with 
his family at this place. We are al- 
wavsglad to welcome him when he 
comes. 



Joseph Unehaugh has finished his 
new Livery Stable, on Kendall street. 
Guthrie you see is waking up and 
Town i tx can he Isnight at a reas- 
onable price unit we have all the ad- 
vantages of obtaining building mate- 
rial at (lie lowest price. 



tii k linrd Till t»i:. 

L. K. Clarke. 

Some 1 weeks ago Mr. L. E. Clarke 
purchased from 1 )r, llarrv h'sdrig 
store, located on Front street, lie is 
occupying a handsome brick build- 
ing. 18x60 feet, in which is stoicd a 
full ami complete stock of drugs, 
medicines, toilet articles, paints, oils, 
Varnishes, and is the only drug 
house in the town of Guthrie. Mr. 
Clarke lias hail n number of years ex- 
perience in the apothecary department 
and is well and favorably known to 
the people of Guthrie ns nil honorable 
dealer ami a practiced druggist. Par- 
ties having need of anything in tills 
line will roiiMi't their own interests 
by calling on, or addressing I,. K. 
Clark. Prescriptions carefully com- 
pounded Imth day and night. We 
take great pleasure in recommending 
the people of Guthrie and surround- 
ing county to L. E. Clarke's drug 
store when they want fresh and well 
compounded drug*. 



MtVY * II ALL. 



Dry limit*, fchora, lint*, Cnpn, 

Clntlilnit nml Notion*. 



JOHN CIIOAT. 

Ifnrdwims Till ware, Harness, Agricul- 
tural, Implement*, etc. 

In 18711 this gentleman commenced 
this business, and by fair dealing, 
good goods and low prices, has suc- 
ceeded in building up. a very exten- 
sive local patronage, and he is the 
only exclusive hardware dealer ill 
Guthrie. lie is occupying a frame 
building, 22x00 feet, in which lie has 
stored and for sale hardware of all 
kinds, tinware, harness, furniture, 
agricultural implements, coffins and 
in fact every which goes to make up 
a tlrst-class stock of goods in this line 
of business, and his prices are within 
the reach of all. Wo say to those 
wishing goods of this character give 
Mr. John Cheat u trial and you will 
never regret it. 



II. M. lll'MGAIINElt. 

Fancy (Irocerle*, Confectlonerleff, Queens- 
ware, Etc. 

This house lias been in operation 
under the name of 11. M. llumgar- 
ucr for one year, and is enjoying a 
handsome local patronage. Me lias a 
full mid complete stock of everything 
embracing fancy groceries, confec- 
tioneries, quecuswarc, tinware, etc,, 
and lie is well and favorable known 
for Ids honorable and fair dealing. 
Persons wishing anything in the 
above line of goods would do well to 
call on II. M. Iltimgarner as he will 
suit you both In quality and price. 



T. C. LYNCH. 



Dry (iomls, HrueerlcK, lints, ('tip*, Hoot* 
uiiil Nltoc*. 



The next house we entered was 
that of T.C. Lynch, lie is located in 
a brick building 22x7Ufecl. Iloro we 
found him with a largo stock of dry 
goods, groceries. Ins its, shoes, hats, 
and caps, and with a business career 
of one year in tlie town of Guthrie. 
The stock of goods kept by tills gen- 
tleman is first-class in every respect 
ami his prices are as low as the low- 
est. Give him a Cill and lie convin- 
ced for yourself. 




“TnR lives are swarming, and there's 
no end to them,” said Farmer Jones, 
coming into tlio house. His little boy 
George came in a second afterward and 
said there was an end to one of ’em, 
anyhow, and it was red-hot too. 

At an all-night restaurant a gentle- 
man, who is much fatigued, falls against 
mother guest and upsets a water-decaut- 
er over him. "Scush me I” said the 
party of tlio first part, in a voioo husky 
witli emotion, hut fac’ ish I’m lili ab- 
luent—” "Tlio fact, sir,” replies the 
other with severity, "is Hint you weren’t 
ibsent enough I"— From the French, 

An American, who started to rido 
from Colima to Manzanillo was stopped 
on tlio highway by a well-armed bandit. 
" Pardon, senor," exclaimed tho latter, 
11 but I perceive that you have my coat 
in. Will you linve the kindnesa to re- 
move it ?” Tlio American produced a 
lix-shuotcr, and, cocking it, Baid : “ Be- 
oor, I am of tho opinion that yon are 
mistaken about that coat.” "On closer 
ibaervation, I perceive that I am,” the 
oandit answered, and disapiieared in the 
wood. 

An, well J I’ll put tbe tree* my 
In this old escritoire; 

LmI time we met your hair vu grey. 

And now— we meet no more. 

Above your grere the grtnei mingle, 

And I tm forty, fat and tingle. 

Mournful effect of slang: Mrs 
Loveapplo bought a new dress. It was 
poult de soie of a delicate grass-green. 
To match the dress she had a pair of 
'-loots. They were also poult de soie of 
i delicate grass-green. Inspired with 
die idea of pleasing her hnsbsnd, she 
laintily lifted tbe hem of her garment, 
ind displayed a foot worthy of Cinde- 
rella. " What do you think of that, 
leor?” sho tenderly asked her liege 
ard. “ Immense I” innocently re- 
tponded the partner of her life.— .Vun- 
zhester Times, 



Several wteks ago Levy & Hail 
formed n partnership In carry on tlio 
above line of trade. They are both 
oht am) well-known merchants, ami 
their stock embraces everything of 
the best quality in dry goods, bools, 
shoes, lists, caps, clothing and no- 
tions, and their house, a frame struct- 
ure, 20 x 82 feet, is well adapted to 
the purpose for which it is used and 
they are looked upon an one of the 
representative firms. Paul Hire and 
C. J. Wilson are tlio chief clerks and 
^Wknowjust howto enter to the wants 
of their customers. For good, cheap 
and latest styles of goods, call on 
Levy & Hall. 



WU.lT BECOMES OF 1‘llIZE-FIQ DI- 
KES. 

" Ton want to know how much dnm- 
ago prize-fighting does to the human 
anatomy, do you?" aaid Ben Hogan, 
the evangolist and ex-prize-fighter. 
"Well, take a look at me. 1 am in 
much better condition than I was whon 
I reformed, three and a half years ago, 
but I estimate that my vitality is only 
50 per cent, of what it would have been 
if I had never been a fighter. The 
shocks and bruises that a man gets in 
tlie ring hurt him more ten years after- 
ward than they do when he gets them. 

I have been terribly beaten on tlie head 
in my time, and those old wounds re- 
open now regularly once a year. When 
1 was 25 years old I was so strong and 
healthy that nothing oould tire me. I 
used to think that a man was simply a 
fool who got tired. But at present, 
when I ought by rights to be still 
stronger, it worries me even to stand on 
a platform and talk.” 

“Is ttie ill-health of fighters dne to 
the pounding they get or to dissipa- 
tion ?" 

" It is dne to both, and to one aliout 
as much as another. But the terrible 
bodily injuries they receive are beyond 
dispute. Tlie worst iujnries are not 
always those which knock a man out of 
his senses. Severe bruises about tbe 
chest and riiis are much more apt to 
inflict permanent injury.” 

" How do prize-fighters die, os far 
as your observation goes ?” 

"They die prematurely of weakness 
and disease brought on by their injuries, 
in fact, they die at or about tlie time 
wlien.if they had not been prize-fighters 
they would have been at the prime of 
lifo. Charley Gallagher died at the age 
of 80, of consumption, caused by an in- 
jury received in his fight with Davis. 
Davis fell on him, planting his knee in 
his upper left breast. Brandy bears 
tlie blame of killiug Tom Sayers, but, 
in my opinion, he died of tlio injuries 
jUflictod by John C. Heenan. Heennn 
jumped off a train and hurt himself, and 
some lay tlie blame of premature death 
nn that accident, but he died of con- 
sumption, produced, in my opinion, by 
over- training and liv the punishments lie 
got iu his tights with Sayers and King. 
Tolm Morrissey’s death is laid on 
Bright’s diiease, but lie had stood beat- 
ing enough to kill ton men, and I be- 
lieve that is what killed him. Ysukco 
Sullivan is said to liavo boon killed by a 
vigilanco committee, but tlie tiutb is that 
ho went crazy from injuries to his head 
lie had received, and committed suicide 
by opening an artery. Patsy Hior.lun, 
one of tho grandest men physically that 
ever lived, died at 80, a complete phys- 
ical and monlnl wreck. Bob Riddle died 
tlie same way, tho very flesh dropping 
off his fingers. Joe Womblo died in a 
Montreal insane asylum. And so they 
go, all of them dying at what ought to 
lie the prime of life.” 



MAKING EYELASH EH LOXHF.lt, 

"Long eyelashes are iu favor,” said a 
wornau lmir-dresser. "The dash of Ori- 
entalism in costumes and loco turns the 
thoughts of young women to drooping 
eyelashes. I have several customers 
now whose eyelashes are under my care. 
I liavo a contract to make them long. 
Ono customer, an actress in tragedy I 
suspect, insists that I shall transform 
her eyelids into fringed curtains." 

“ How do you make eyelashes longer ?” 

“ With tho tiniest pair of scissors 1 
trim tlio lashes very slightly, and anoint 
tlio roots witli s salvo made of two 
drachms ointment of nitric oxide of mer- 
cury and ono drachm of lank Tlie lard 
and ointment are well mixed, and, after 
on application, a camel’s-hair brush is 
used to wnsli tho roots with warm milk 
and water. The eyes are apt to be in- 
flamed if the lady tries to uso tlie oint- 
ment herself. City women have lack- 
luster eyes, which are greatly improved 
by tlie elongation of eyelashes. The 
moBt powerful stimulant is a decoction 
mado of tlie leaf of a South American 
shrub .” — New York Sun, 

Or all shares plowshares are tlio mos5 
reliable. They always turn up some- 
thing. 



VANDERBILTS WEALTH, 

A correspondent sends to a New York 
paper the following calculation with re- 
gard to the reputed wealth of William 
H. Vanderbilt : Estimating it at 8300,- 
000,000, to count it, at the rate of 82 each 
second and ten hours a day, it would 
take 11 years, 151 days, 5 hours and 40 
minutes. In gold it would weigh 781 
tons and 500 pounds, requiring a train 
of 79 curs of 10 tons capacity to move it; 
in silver, 10,714 tons and 571 pounds, 
requiring, 1,072 cars for its transporta- 
tion. In 81 bills, lying lengthwise in a 
continuous line, it wonld reach 84,919 
miles, 162 rods and 7 feet, or entirely 
aronnd the globe and along its diameter 
with 1,919 miles, 162 rods and 7 feet to 
spare, or more than one-seventh of the 
distance from our planet to tlie moon. 
If laid " widthwise,” these 81 hills would 
reach 14,500 miles, 151 rods and 8 feet, 
or from New York city to more than 
miles beyond Cheyenne added to half 
the circumference of tlie globe. In $1 
bills it would spread a carpet 103 feet 
and 8 inches wide and 36 miles long ; a 
carriage drive 4 feet and II inches wide 
and over 1,806 miles long; or a comfort- 
able promenade 2 feet and 5j inches in 
width, and more than 3,612 miles in 
length. In 820 gold pieces, lying side 
by side, it would construct a sidewalk 
43 inches wide but a few rods short of 
10 miles long ; in Bilver dollars, lying 
contiguous, a boulevard 100 feet wide 
and 8 J miles in length. 

BEN VOllLICU’S ECHO. 

An Aostiu man, of a literary turn of 
mind, is very fond of his dog that barks 
day and nfght. A neighbor asked what 
the dog’s name was. 

“Echo,” was the reply. 

" What kind of a name is that ?” 

"It was the name of Ben Voitioh’s 
dog." 

"Who the mischief is Ben Vorlich f 

Tlie owner of the dog smiled in deris- 
ion, and replied : 

“ You never could have read Walter 
Scott’s ‘Lady of tho Lake.’ In the 
chase Ben Vorlich was one of the prin- 
cipal hnnterS. Echo is the name of 
his dog. Don’t you remembor where it 
says : 

“No rot Bon Vorilch’* Echo knew. 

" This dog never takes a rest either, 
so I call him Echo." 

Tlie neighbor did not say anything, 
but ilint night lie Bottly called Echo to 
the fence, gave him a piece of sausage, 
aDd now Echo is os silent as Ben Vor- 
lieh, and even more bo. — Texas Siftings. 



At a dairy farm near Berlin, where 
there are 100 cows, to the consternation 
of the owners, the whole herd got drunk. 
For two days tho cows were wholly in- 
tractable, attempting to gore the milkers 
and bellowing . iu concert. By some 
mistake the person watering the cows 
turned the faucet of a barrel of com 
brandy, which happened to be placed 
near the water faucet, and the trough, 
instead of being filled witli water, re- 
ceived brandy. 

M. Dufourget announces in Les 
tfondcs that he lias in his yard two bars 
of iron plnnted in tile earth, to each of 
which is fixed a conductor of coated 
copper wire, terminating in his receiver, 
apparently a telephone. These, he says, 
never fail to give notice twelve or fif- 
teen hours in advance of every storm 
which bursts over the town. 



The United States is, so to speak, the 
pig-pen and pork barrel of tho world! 
of the 80,000,000 swine in the civilized 
world 84,000,000 are to be found in 
America. During the year ending June 
80, 1880, we sent abroad $84,000,000 
worth of pork, lard and bacon. 

According to Herr Richard Andree 
there are 6,189,000 Jews in the world. 
Five- sixths live in Europe. Asia has 
182,847. The greatest proportion is in 
Roumauia, or twice as high as in Rus- 
sia. Norway, he says, contains only 
thirty-four. 

__ ___ __ ■ ■ ’ 

The Indiana coal-fields embrace an 
area of over 6,500 Bquare miles. 




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ETIQUETTE OF THE XAVlOX. 

The law of the napkin is but vaguely 
understood. Ouo of onr esteemed met- 
ropolitan contemporaries informs an 



TUE COMMERCIAL TRAVELER. 
What would I do without “the boys?” 
How often have they been my friouds. 



DECORA TIOXS OF XEIV YORK 
HO V UES. 

In some of tho Fifth avenue palaeos 



I go to a now town. I don’t know one the decorative work represents, not only 



eager inquirer that it , is a bad form to hotel from the other. I don't know thousands of dollars, but tho oombiued 



old tho napkin after dinner ; that the whore to go. The man with the samples 



skill ntid labor of artists and 



SMITH WAXTED WHAT HE OR- 
DERED. 

Somo years ago an Austin merchant, 
whom wo will call Smith— because that 
was and is tho name painted on hi; »:gn- 
board, sent an order for goods to a Now 
York tlrm. He kept a very extensive 



proper thing is to throw it with negli- gets otr at the samo station. I follow mechanics. In quaint combinations of J ’ “ very extensive 

gent disregard on the table beside tho him without a word or n tremor. Ho colors, richness of drapery, wealth of 8 ° ue | :a ' st, ro ' . d plenty of money, kept 
plate, as to fold it would lie a reflection calls the bus driver by name, and orders carving and the beauty of the painted “ * ls ac ®°““ t8 , 1 “ a l ,oultet memorandum 
on tho host, and imply a familiarity that him to get out of this uow, as soon as decorations, somo of tho upurtmuuts of   H ' • am 1 11 11 ^ now the difference be- 



would not benefit an invited guest. Hut we are seated. And when I follow him these private residences are splendid bo- 
tho thoughtful reader wil) agree with us I am inevitably certain to go to tho best yond description. Many of the rooms 
that this studied disorder is likely to bo house there is in tho plnce. He shouts are so adorned as to illustrate a poem, 
a good deal more trying to a fastidious at tlio clerk by name, and fires a joke at depict a celebrated battle or give form 
hostess than an unstudied replacing of tho landlord as wo go in. He looks and expression to some familiar legend 



tween double entry book-keeping and the 
scionce of hydrostatics. 

Among other things he ordered was 

12 Kro«M MHortod o'.othrr-jtliiH, 

12 ditto grliulMtoUffi. 

When ho ordered the grindstones, he 



the napkin in good order beside tho vis- over my shoulder as I register after or fable. On tho frescoed wall of a meant to order an assortment of twelve 
itor’s plate. For, when the dinner nap- | him, and hands mo his card with a shout broad hall, for instance, the lover of grindstones. Tho shipping clerk of the 



kin is hud aside, there is the ruit or of recognition. He peeps over the reg- Sliakspcare may see his favorito plays 
dessert napkin to replace it. Fancy tho isler again, and watches theolurk assign represented, scene by scone, with all tho 
appearance of a pretty decorated table mo to uinety-three. “Ninety noth- vigor and fooling of a master mind. In 
with heaps of rumpled linen disfiguring , ing,” he shouts. “Who’s in fifteen ? ” tho carved coiling of an adjoining room 



tho symmetrically-arranged spaces be- 
twixt the sherry, champagne and bur- 



The clerk says ho is saving fifteen lor ho may lou'k upon the portrayal, in ul- 



Dryasdust. 



Sliakspoare may see his favorito plays New York firm was astonished when he 
represented, scene by scone, with nil tho read tho order. He went to the man- 
vigor and feeling of a master mind. In ager and said : 

tho carved eeiliug of an adjoining room “ For Heaven’s sake I what do they 
ho may lodk upon the portrayal, in ul- want with twelve gross, 1,723 grind- 



(fiunly glasses — to say nothing of the blowed,” says my cheery friend, “give 
elaborntoly-decornted China and silver him the attic and put this gentleman in 



bouquetieres I It could be construed fifteen.” And, if tho clerk hesitates, ho 
as nothing les3 than gross ill-breeding 1 seizes the pen and gives mo fifteen him- 



be most liviug figures, of some deed oi stouos, in Texas? ’’ The manager said 

ive knightly heroes, renowned in medieval jt must be a mistake, and telegraphed 

in history, while tho sunlight trickling Smith : 

lio through the ornamented window of still “ Wasn’t it a mistake ordoriug bo mauy 



another apartment brings into relief griudstoues ? ” 



to fling the voluminous nnpkiu of mod- ! self, and then he calls the porter, and some exquisite pastoral scene, tender hi Oldman Smith prided himself on never 



ern use among such crystalline and \ orders him to carry up my baggage and its oxpressivonoss and rich in its natural making a mistake. Ho had no copy of 

argentine beauty. The proper thing is j put a fire in fifteen, and thou in tho colors. All of theso beautiful tilings are his order to refer to, and, if ho hail, he 

to fold tho fabric with unostentatious same breath adds, “ What timo will you strikiug evidences of the progress that would not have referred to it, because he 
care nnd lay it on the left of the plate bo down for supper, Mr. Burdette?” has been made in the art of interior kuow he hud only ordered twelve grind- 

far from the liquids, liquors and coffee, 1 And he waits for me, and, seeing that I deooratiou within tho past few years, atones. Ho ho wrote back : 

and thus testify to the hostess that her am a Btmuger in the town, be sees that I They have supplantod a stylo of decora- “Probably you think you know my 
rare in preparing the table has been ap- am cared for, that the waiter* do not tion which was without art, without sys- business better thnn I do. I always or- 
precintod. The true rule would be to , neglect me ; he tells me about the town, j tern and often without attractiveness,— j Br what I want, and I want what I 



endeavor to leave the original gracious the people and tiio business. He is 
finish of the table as distinct when tho j breezy, cheery, sociable, full of good 
dinner ends as when tho soup was served, stories, always good uatured; he frisks 



Carpet Trade Bevirw. order. Send on the grindstones.” 

AMERICAXS ARROAD. „ NeW k "° W ^ * 

_ , . , . M little eccentrics, but that be always paid 

Well-bred Americans, says on Eu* . . . f . 

... etah on receipt of invoice, and was able 

glmh paper. are precisely hko all otlioi * , , . . ,, , . , 

\ , . to buy a doion (limrries-full of grind* 

well-bred people, and, of course, Imv. ^ , )u cam , to iudu , j,, 

few peculiarities, exoept that of bom* , uiuri ^ „ flUed uia ,l Mwn ,. 

not only very ndq but having a vast ^ aud bartered a schooner, filled her 



AMERICAN * AH HO. UK 



The napkin has played famous parts | with cigars, and overflows with “ thou- Well-bred Americans, says an Eu 



In tbe fortunes of men and women. It 
was said of Beau Brummel and the mag- 



sand-mile tickets ; ’’ he knows all the 
best rooms in the hotels ; he always has 



nificent George, Prince Begent, that » key fur the ear-seats, and turns a seat 
they could make the uses of this peonliar for himself and his friends without 
luxury as poteut iu the graces of a social troubling the brakemau, but he will 
symposium as Cleopatra the gorgeous ride on the wood-box or stand outside 
wealth of Ormus or Iud. It was one of to accommodate a lady, and he will give 
tho points admired in Mario Btuart that, up his seat to an old man. I know him 
thanks to her exquisite breediug in the pretty welL For three years I have 
oourt of Marie de Medici, her table was been traveling with him, from Colorado 
more imposing than the full oourt of her to Maine, and I know the best far out- 
great rival and executioner, Elizabeth, weighs the worst, I could hardly got 
At the table of tho latter the rudest a   ou g without him. I am glad he is so 
forms were maintained, the dishes were numerous. — Burdette. 



quantity of available ready money to 
spend on any passing fancy. The Amor 



full of griudstoues, and clcarod her for 
OalveBtou. They wrote to Smith, and 



man lady u entirely .afferent from he, ^ tlwt th hopwi tho o| 

English sister. She is generally verj gnll a. tono . by schooner wouhl keep him 
vivsciouss. well a. occomp h.hed, and ing uutil th ohwtar auotb ,. r 

U also well dressed as we l ss pre ty. ^ Hmith »ld grindstone at whole- 
Very fastidious carpers might object that ^ ^ , t 

figures on long time for 

she is sometimes over self-conscious, _ , .? . 

, . ,, ..... somo three years afterward. Now, when 

and perpetually convevs tho idea that u .... . I , . , . , 

, , , J ..... Smiths wicked rivals in business want 

she is a inter arms ; but she is charming, , , , „ , , , 

* . to perpetrate a practical joke on an in- 



served on the table, and the great Queen [ ’ -everthelcHH, and wears the prettiist nooen t hardware drummer, thoy tell him 

helped herself to the platter without Ul * * ° ' 1 womrx.^^ *** 008 l “ *» w,,r that ho hod lietter not negleot to coll on 

fork or spoon, a page standing behind Snpp0Bei for the ^ o( argument , we ~ “ th °y l™ 1 ,u,ard lh# old ““ 

her with a si! ar jwer to bathe her ^cept the inequality of the Bexes as one ao1T UK BAKXKD 11/8 eRomotiox say 1m wanted to order somo more grind- 
fingers when the flesh had been torn of nutllre - 8 i mmu table laws; call it a fact Tho chief clurk of “ French merchant stones. When the drummer calls on 
from the roasts. At the court U the received an invitation to a masked boll Smitli, and, with a brood smile lighting 



nngers wneu vue nesn nau oeen ion, , uuturo '„ i mnm table lows; coll it a foot ‘'HloI clorX o, a . 

from the roasts. At the court cl the women ure inferior to me* in mind, received on invitation 
late empire Eugenio wos excessively morals anJ phyaiqtte . conceJu all lhat at his employer’s, and 



Tho chief clerk of a French merchant stones. When the drummer calls on 
received on invitation to a masked boll Smitli, and, with a brood smile lighting 



i the onvy of up his countenance, says, “ Mr. Smith, 



fastidious. The use of tho napkin, and ! arguments of scientists and his comrades. It was considered a mark I understand you are needing some 

the manner of eating an egg, mode or j i„, v „ Mnngi.t p, How of very great favor, uial was looked upon grindstones," there is a painful tableau 

ruined the career of a guest The great ' of wb} . b1iou|(1 ^ Bl)U i 0 or maU . rially as a sign that tie would soon bo offorod that tho reader can better imagine than 
critic, Sainte Bouve, was disgraced and J Uie 8U bj e ctof so-called woman 'a ® P »re in the firm itself. Resolved to we can describe .— Texas Si/tinge. 
left off the visiting list because, at a ^g^ts? Would BUeh inferiority be a do»Uhe could to make the occasion s 
breakfast with the Emperor and Em- reason for denying to women free- success, ho spent a good deal of time 

press, at the Tuileries, he care'essly . j om gjjj opportunity to improve and and considerable money in devising and TUK city ix the world. 

opened his napkin and spread it over hie emp , oy whttU . ver talents they may poo-  “ ak ‘ D S h “ “ a 'fl ,l '' ra,1 ° «»»«“  . *Woh, Frauk f ort . on . t i 10 . Main ,.  m uining a 
two knees, and cut his egg in two in the j ggggf Would it oven be a sufficient rea- a,wr lon 8 Jolibcration. he resolved pop,^,^ 0 , aboul 100l 000, is said to 
middle. The court etiquette prescribed gon [ or rytuaing them representation in a m °ukey. Then lie ^ t ] J() r j c | 1CR t city of its sizo iu the 

that tbe half-folded napkin should lie on a 0 ^^^ like ours, where neither . »P« nt a wwk loarnin « a unn,bor ot trickl ' whole world. If its wealth were equally 
the left knee, to be used in the least ob- ,. tace  ^ nor previous condition of -grinning, clambering on the chimney, divi(1(Hl amunR iu illhtt „ iUuiUi evt , ry 
trusive manner m touching the lips, and ^vituae" precludes ciUzeuship? On springing over the bed, balancing him- miuii womBU alK i child would Imve, it is 
the egg was to bo merely broken on the Ul0 would not thu very inferi- on 11,0 back of a chair - Tlle ovonin 8 said, 20.0C0 marks, or some 85 000 

larger end with the edge of the spoon orit y be a reason why every advantage cam(  - He rang the bell, hung hts over- apieoe  There are, us may be suppowd, 
and drained with its tip. The truth is, a bould be given the weaker sex, not only 008 * * be 8l rTft nt s arms, and, with a a ^ ood maBy p^f p Ml pi u j tl the town, 
luxury and invention push table oppli- , lts owu gooU but for th 0 highest B rm at “ 1 chattor . turued • »niersault b t tht , dtiz( , UB a M a w)lola in uu . 



ances so far that few can be expected to auve i opmeut of the race ? 
know the particular convention that 
may he considered good form in any di- ■ — 

versified society. The way for a young 

fellow to do is to keep bis eyes open — hard work. 

which, unless ho is in love, he can do — “ What is your secret 



under the ohandelier. The gontlumon naaa u T comfortable circumstances, more 
stood stupefied, tbo ladies screamed. „ pri ; bably than lh „ oiUzoDI any 
His mask prevented him from seeing other capital in Germany or Europe. It 
much, but the uoiao encouraged him to b Btatl , d that thure wo 100 Krankforfcr. 



much, but tlie uo.se encouraged him to u aUted that thore are 100 Frankforfer. 
HARD »OR A. boaml over a sofa and throw down a W(jrth fnv 84,000.000 to 87,000,000 

“Wlmt is your secret of success?' cabinet of old china. At this moment s , oug 250 who are worth 83,000,000 

« * 1- 1 I zp at... Jt.if a i 1 t a **!.! I. * 



and note what others do. If he bo in asked a lady of Turner, the distin- hand seized lnm, tore off his mask, and and U p War( j The city is one of the 
love, all departure from current forms guished painter. He replied, "I have the voice of his employer asked him hanking centers of the globe. Its 

will be pardoned him, for, as all the no secret, madam, but hard work." what he meant by his iufernal conduct aggreg#te cnpitixl is estimated 



world loves a lover, all the world ex- Says Dr. Arnold, " The difference bo- 



what lie meant by hi. iufernal conduct aggragaU , banking oapital u , wllmat ,.d 
Before he could explain he was bustled WtUO o.ooo,000, more than one-fourth 



cuses bis shortcomiugs , — Philadelphia tween one boy and another is not so | out of the house, learning by ono glimpse 0 f which the famous Kothsdybls, whose 
Timet. much in talent as in energy." . that the rest of the company wore in orlglnal aud parent hou#u u tLcre,' own 

"Nothing,” says Beynolds, "is denied evening dresa The next day ho was , . , xho aIun , j transaction. 



well-directed labor, and nothing is to be sent for, and entered tbe office with 
attained without it.” trembling knees. “ I had the pleasure 



and control. Tho annual transaction* 
in bills of exchange are in cxces* ot 



referee ix A PRIZE-FIGHT. attained without it.” trembling knees. “ I had the pleasure qqq gen))|a i and 

An admirer of a referee in a prize- “Excellency in any department,” of a visit from you lust evening,” said milu „f B( .’ tllr jn g industries havo greatly 

fight described him as follows: “Jack says Johnson, “can now ne attained the gentleman. "Yes, sir— that is — I in( , rea8U j wlnan t he formation rif Uio 
Hardy is a remarkable man. He’s a lit- only by the labor of a lifetime ; it is not — ” “ No exouses,” said the other, " no empire, to which Frankfort teas 

tie fellow— won’t weigh over 125 pounds to be purchased at a less price,” exouses— I have raised your salary. I or jgi na |l y HV erse, being a free city and 



— elim-bnilt and a perfect gentleman ; “ There is but one method,” said noticed you were overlooked for promo- 

sice, quiet and smooth-epoken ; you’d Sydney Smith, “ and that is hard labor; tion last year. Good morning; shut the 

think yon was talking to a lady. He and a man who will not pay that price door after you.” “ Well, I’ll be ,” 

hasn’t an enemy in the world ; not one — for distinction had bettor at once ded- said the clerk, going out His employer 
he killed all of them ; somo sixteen or icate himself to the pursuit of the fox.” had made an early investigation into the 
seventeen, I think. After that every- “ Stop by step,” reads the French matter, and found that the other dorks 
body was his friend: they had to be. proverb, “ ono goes very far.” bad “ put up a job ” on the yonng man 

Six of ’em got after him once, and he * by sending him a bogus invitation. His 

only killed six out of the lot. Why, A Vxumont grave-i lgger makes ar- emp ] oyer ma j 8 things even by promoi- 

he’d give his decision there if there was 8° ina beforehand and dl8C ,UIila re * ular ing him over their heads, 
ten thousand against him.” P rioe * 60 



excuses i imve raiseu your salary, i or jgj Uli |iy H verse, being a free city ami 
noticed you were overlooked for promo- ^ opponent of Prussia, until coerced, 
tion last year. Good morning; shut the ^ Julyi 1866 by q bi1i Von Falkensteip, 

door after you.” "Well, TU be who ULtwe a it at the head of an army 

said the clerk, going out. His employer and im . )OBe(1 a flne 0 , 31 ,000,000 florins 

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icate himself to the pursuit of the fox.” had made on early investigation into the f or its insubordination. Frankfort is 
“Step by step,” reads the French matter, and found that the other dorks iUC h a place for conventions and assem- 
proverb, “ ono goes very far.” had “ put np a job " on the yonng man b , iog of all thttt it „ apt to 1m) fnB%  

^ "* “■ “ “"“I"™ 0 '™" 



expensive, aud by no means satisfactory 
| to tarry in. 



The Guthrie commercial (Guthrie, Ky.), 1884-06-01

4 pages, edition 01

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