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MOTJMT VERNOWKyu, FRIDAY. MAY. 3, 1880, 



Number 



LOCH AMMTHERWISE 

r»obBrfl»h.pp 7 lkthtr. 
„  ;*, W. Brown i« IB Loajsvills. 

l\ A. Brown is able to walk about. 

K l , Otron has moved/, to Spmer- 
tot. 

^ "Hack" btepkons has boon the 

^iek list. 

Mrs. Tiokons draw a pension of 
$850,00. 

"Hud" Villiaras if improving as 
a plug operator. 
. Joe,. 8. Joplin ii.in Lexington at- 
tending the races. 

Mr*. Lee Arnold has returned home 
slightly improved. 

Maee MfUer has charge  Jf telegraph 
ofioe at Sinks. 

Henry Branitnnn is suite sick with 
intermittent levcK l( , ,. , , 

(Jao. HoweJ!:,har m:ved from Lir- 
ipgston te thit place. 

Reider, the saw-mi J man. passed 
dawn Barbourville Sunday. t 

Jefl Hat**, oi LpnUviUe, was 
tnftitis up Kcudo  ere yesterday. 

Willis Adams and wile, of Garrard, 
are visiting relative* in this county. 

Little MissSallie Linton, of Looii 
mjll.e, is visiting her grandmethor here. 

Miss May Miller has been pres 
luted with a fine puao W T her father. 
"vA/jtw enita of men's clothing at 
jslcKaniit and limit's at cost for cash. 

3»isineask looking up, Taabark, 
lumbar, 4c. is coming in at a lively 
£$  
. r lia U 

jail birds. Let' am go »*f they will only 

, Post no, 127, 
1st Saturday in 



Our B. M. made a trip to Rulo and 
the Gentry Bros, mill doing a 
inning business culling lumber. 
Don't forget to call at the post affice 
when you come to town, if you want 
latest styles Indies', misses' aud chil- 
drenVhsla at surprisingly low prices. 
Mrs. If. E. Brown. ( * 

We nnderstand thes our Oklahoma 
boya, B. H , Copa,and Jack Adams, 
made fast to one homestead within 
three miles of Guthrie, t"*e capital of 
the Tjerrifory. They are pleased with 
the situation. 

Rockcastle is losk ing up in the way 
of good schools.. A good one is ia prog- 
ress at Br »d head under 'he charge of 
Messrs Craven dt^Jackson. One here 
conducted by Prof Bhnw is spoken 
very highly of by pupils and - 
An effort is being made, ip 
school at LivjngUen 



Fullen Francisco has moved his mill 
te the banks of Skaggs Creek oppo- 
site J, Norton. 

"Crooked" tfJim Thompson is up 
frem Stanford painting Mr M. J. 
Miller'a house. 

C. €. Williams has remodeled hit 
dwelling aud now has the sostdesira 
ble property in tawn. -  » - 

S. W. Paris has returued from the 
city where he has been purchasing 
his Spring stook of goods. 

A sidiag will shortly be put in •'near 
Cooks, where D. C. Poyntsr will get 
tut ballast for the railroad. , 

All parties owing me must etll and 
settle at once. We are compelled to 
have the money. D. C. Poynter, * 
If you are wanting dress goods you 
should not fail to see oar line or send 
for samples. Severance A Son, Stan- 
ford, Ky. « 

Mis* Eliza Miller gave a social par- 
ty Wednesday night for tho entertain- 
ment of her numeruos youu r trie: Js 
All enjoyed themselves. 

We have a splendid line of dress 
ami trimmings of all kinds. It will 
pay yut to sead us sn order. Sever- 
ance A Son, Staafora, Ky. 

Oue of Stanford's boys who has been 
here for several days says tne liquor 
that is handltd here will make a per- 
eon-steal oyster cans, tarry off boxes 
burro's, etc. 

J'jdge G. W. McClure returned 
train London Tuesday, okere he was 
i in defending lat parties au- 
d of killing a man and placing 
.him on the railroad, near i?itt.,bui'  . 

Johu Procter no cccupies tne bouse 
Where Pat Welch has been selling 
refreshments aud B roceries. An agree' 
incut could ■ not be reached on ' the 
•d«couot.on be»3 ( 43invrti«», so th» 
goods were sold to Smith Pin?. 



At a meeting, of the 
Rockcastle ceuaty, held at the aeurl 
house in Mjt. Vernon |tn Saturday, 
April 27, 1869, pursuant to a call of 
tne State Central Committe to se- 
lect delegates to attend the eou-ven 
vention to be held in Lsuisville the 
8th day of May, 1819, te nominate a 
democratic candidate for the ompa, of 
State Transurtr, whereupon £ ,, N 
Williams, chairman, explained the 
object .eftha matting. On motion 
D, N. Williams waa made chairman 
of the meeting and W„ B. Cress, see- 
ret ary The chairman then appoint 
ed the followiog com mitt ee en reso- 
lutions: T. O. Taylor, , W.. M; 
Bloomer, Wbj. WalWn, who, after 
^H.r sfr*  0* 
following : , p ( 

Resolvxd. That we -aijprovt the 
call of the democratio State central 

committee. 

2nd. That the following named 
are appointed delegates to atUnd 
said convention, J. W. Brown; W, 
R Cress, H. G. Sutten, F. M. 
BJoomer, Wm. Wallin and all other 
good democrats, aad that they cast 
he vote of said county in said conven 
tion for 8. G Sharp for said treasurer 
aud it should none ot said delegate* 
attend that the Hon, G. M. Adamt- 
cast the vote of said connty. 

3d. That these resolutions be pub- 
lished in Taa Mouktaiji Signal and 
Interior Journal. 

D. N. Wilaums, Ch'm- 
K. C»i sb, Sect. 



1 ROD HE AD 

Mrti Lmda  A« u ton is visiting rela- 
tives in Mt, ^Terling. 

. Wm. I^el^y^ff Lily, is visiting by 
par* QikwrSm i^ljcj' 

The *eathtv h P ^en very cooj in 
this, part of the csunty. 

John M. Psrkihs paid Bsr boarville 
and Pineville t y itj last week. 

Mrs.Lrkin 1 htlni returned home. 
Monday from « visit to Bomarset, Ky 

The Good Timplars will havt an 
opea installation of officers on Satur 
day night May L'Oth. Beside« the in- 
stallation there will be songs and 
speeches, Ever., body is invited. A 
g»»d time is evp-nted. 



ueller SWiere 



Friday sad 



Born, to the ot Jobu King, a 
boy on tht 24th; 

B  W- Smith was here last week 

' - |ic. 



A. t. Reid* went to Livingston Sat- 
urday. 

R. C. Ford d*£)r. Bob") went to 
Manchester on business last week. 

Rev. Walda»T is conducting 1 a 
protracted meeting at the Christian 
ohurcbhert., .' « 

Mits Minnie " ^ Mershones X 
Roj»ns  was bare 

. **\fi, 

Wl C\%Ur ox V. S. Pcnsioa ex- 
aminer, leaves or his home in Knox 
yille ha .a fe^/ days. 

r Misses Kvt. White .and Emma 
Oar.rsrd, ot lanehtster, and Sallie 
Mahan, &.uv:ile, wer* visitiag rela- 
tives ia London and Fitteburg Jast 
week. ;,   ..,( , 

Thoe. Hansfordf and two other par- 
ties, whose namra we did not learn, 
were held on- thl examining trial by 



Miss Alice Ward will fat at horns 
this week. 

Mrs. Sharp and Miss Jennia visited 
Stanford Tuesday. 

John Mueller will begin work ou 
his mill Wednesday. 

Mrs. W. L. Martin was in London 
Friday shopping. 

Holbrook & Taft have attached a 
lathe saw to their mill. 

J. B. Eberline has rented a house 
of G. D. Cook and is uow nouse-keep- 
ing. 

Mrs. Margaret Sairhrook and Miss 
Maggie are visitiogat Louisville this 
week. 

James Sambr^ok attended a prize 
£ght on Ohio river, ab 
last week . 

John Stewai I says h 
ing lienor and  vill no\ 
groceries. 

The corporation of Livings: on has 
been renewed and the officers appoint- 
are: G.D.Cook, Sam W rd and 
Dan Adams, trustees, Champ Mullins, 
police judge, C. T. Cox, marshal. 

The colored citizens have been hav- 
ing a protracted meeting for the past 
two' weeks with nine additions. They 
have organized a church with twenty- 
five members. 

J. C. Allin has bought the Allen 
Mount/, "property and will send for 
his wife this week. MouBtz moved 



has quit sell- 
hand It family 



Hrs. S. L- 1{Ji *rn is some, better. 
Mrs, Stewart ia j.,  better. 



The quarry opened Monday aad is 
new working a la*ger force than before. 



| Or Charles i 
locate he ^esooD, 
much in ; 



bill will probably 
P' vicinity is very 
a phyiscian. 



and ieyere|y injured. His recovery 
is now thought probable. 

Gen. T. T. Garrard, the irrepressi- 
ble D. K Garrard and the languish 

ing Jim Hub White, of Clay county, 
are attending the Cenlvunial celebra- 
tion at New Vorh this wt» k. 

Mr. C. R. Cutehioj: at.d Miss »• 
mie Jackson were ma.i i"d at the itid 
ddnce of the bride's ta'iht-r Tuesday 
evening, May then voyage thrl%l 
Jife b r long aud prostierous. 

A number of case s oi typhoid fever 
n towu. If the old grannie* who com- 
pose the town council  io not take some 
toward putting the streets and b ?ey» \h 
better coudilion we may expect iioili 
irtg but disea^eand death this Summvr 
• V a W ' ■ - - 



gallauts buve los ; we onfigrmtalata 
you on winning on. haud»ome ckmhu, 
and may you pvir hve, chi rish andjpro 
te :t her through life, '.'.'ner rtrurned 
home Friday, ami are I DmieilM at ibe 
bride's in"' t— i but will shnrtly g° ^ 
hoiui-!;eej i v. A 

The re m] \ tv n meeting ul stw il" 

puhlica i- oFR KikoM'l*o«atiryi vt th* 
Courc H 't/ f c in Mt V«rtflif| i*ti I'n 
11th diy r»f M«y (819 f»rt|„ p , r , c »• 
of app  )utlni| il »l-ir« i - m i - teu I no 
the S..ate C-Uveotj-n a* ' I.  »ti*vill . 
Ky. on M.ty fh» 2L*M •.    »uu mU n 
esTididate fcr Stale Tren .^.r. \' 
R puMlcms, are aaptcsalty ie ;ueMui 



The Academy w eroding a Mil tary 
Hall tor the purpose drilling the stu- 
dents. 

The American Missionary a ooicty 
has bought ground here for the pur 
pose of building a industrial School in 
the near future, 

L. V?: Meadows, who has been 
working' for Curd A Sullivan f ( ,r some 
time has accepted a position as Postal 
CUttk on the C. S. K. R. from Cincin* 
in^i to Chatanooga. 

AM. Moore and his mule were 
killed by lightning last Friday near 
this place. Re leaves a wiie and six 
children to mourn their lass. 

The poor little hogs W 11 be taken 
off the treats 1st of M*y. It has been 
a law for several years but hue. not 
been enforced. It seems as though 
the nam. trustees are doing their duty. 



to bt'ead. 
Ch'm Rep: Co. Comm. 



3, M. Jrotw 



ANNOUXCKMLirr. 

'\eaie authori/*i to anuo.ic^ T. 
J. BtWldBHnouulMa't t-.r ti t Hoe 
ste to rtpresm t ih's 8ea^ior{«|^ittrioi' 
oompriii..| ( .f H-K)ki nstle, -Madison and 
Estill c on *t i Stihjoa-. to the action 
of the ike* oric part v. 



Wan 'el A f.-*» ohair 
tbt Fur.iiitiro Fa;tory. 
Vowels A Co. 



at 

-N'aret. 
tf 



Mre. Anuit ttewart, is sick. 
Oui town is very much excited over 
a Msj of hydrophobia, Seveiul wtoL-j 
Mr». M. LHarris, had a cal*   t. 

d ilgfc ; *Trv*BM«i " ,: ' r . 

a cow to die, 'tis thought, with hvar. 

phobia. 



April the 23rd a gay wedding party 
left here on the noon tram for Lexing- 
ton: Mr. George Lee James and Mhs 
Holmes, accompanied by Mr. Ward 
Moore and Miss Maud Pet t us. They 
were married at the Ph. -nix Hotel, 
that night. Maggie is a lovely girl, ol 
a gay, happy disposition, and ber 
m«hy friends, ardently hope that her 
may bo one of unalloyed 




t Y tiTl — • /wwT 1 I — .7* weaaea ate may no one oi unauoyec 
Judge Bkkerin #1,006 each or the . „ { ^ her  nd 
murder ot John Hardin at Last Bern ^SSk y May never hav« cau« 
' • to regret the step tbey have Taken. 
Master Willie Scoyille, son of C. Geo. sheuld, and no doubt does think 
N. Scoville, was uin over Monday by himself the pappiest man liyiag, as he 
a wagon heavily loaded with lumber ass won the prise, that some other 
H j 2 

The six weeks Summer Terifi of the s 

M0UN4TIN NORMAL INSTITUTE 

And ' ^'^ti^s, 

Commercial College 
Will begin the second Monday 
in May, New classes for re- 
view will be fonnd in all the 
Common School branches, 
including Physiology/, Theory 
and Practice of Teaching, 
and Civil Government. 

Tie daily drills inElocti- L. 
tion Calisthenics will be of| 
special interest and value 

Expenses, including tuition, book-rent 
with fi/rti isli eAroom, and lights $ 1 8  

For further particular* see our School Joui 
nal, Tin' Edricrtiorwl Evangelists nvrifad fret* 
Address 

W m SHAW. 

..... PrincifHil 
*Mft  Vernwh Ky  



TRY IT I 

GV^RY SACK GUARANTEED. 

If you want 

good bread and » happy fimilv u e 

MOM HOLLER Wm 

N0$ ht Al"3 

AsIc your grucer for it, and see thai 
every sack is branded 

Stanford Roller {fill* 
^ Stmt ford, Ky. 



Ik, W IMts 

%lti\ javelins 3al 



Sine &Menefee 

■ v Lumber Dealer*, 
*TANF0UL , - (gSSTUCKY. 

)oa •Ssliufd I'.lliul-. Pr"« ! Ijumher nU'1 
limiint ^hlittfl* 1 )) »Ni atakti tlk V(om « 
VIroaiHj-.liH.-Ki m-'v- «■("'•  (•»' I" 1 "-. 



Plu* 

•. n.oi.1- mi Mi .n 

vjiilljtii i." .1" nil kiml' 

HMiiii, ait' ten Hint. 
!ii  rill* 1 *! W lr«. 
in fruni ii |i!i»Hi 

, ,,1:1,1. ,„| M,i r1 t...l i. 

irdfiilfj i" 

■ iiiv Witt] 



H iml • - 

A. .1. BAUH. 
•ttaiiAirxli a 



roHB mm in. 

Lirgi stock of 
DRY GOOP'.' ULOTHIN»J, HATS, 
M^6off/ , f/!«ARDWABJC tvd GROOHRli'^, 
vhltti we aill st'l 
CHKAP fbf CASH. 

J XI ftftX.TO«, ROWX-AlfD, KY 



HARRY A EVANS. A. \r„ 

Stanford , Ky. 
 ..er ier al •nalytioal and asttji fork 
Minora! and limbsr lands tstWm^tl 



V 



The Mountain Signal. 

i Published Every Friday. 
MT. VERNON, : KENTUCKY. 



BANANA PLANTATIONS. 

Thp Ourr Itr-Hplsi.il Fruit Now n Never- 
Vailing Snurre »r Income. 

'J'hc banana mid the plantain havs 
always formed one of the stapts foods 
of tropical countrie* Improyed oom  
munloation and an ever-increasing de* 
mand for tiio banana here, o ;i \ ... some 
fourteen yours afro, a gr»»at impetus to 
its cultivation. The sugar-planter ol 
the West indies was gradually but 

surely being ruined by beet and 



bount 



-fed   



The 



with .him a tree to be hated. In Ja- 
maica every. tfee-ro had a few planted 
in the smuli*floarine round MS hut, 
and a hunch of the fruit would feed 
him and his family for a week. When 

10 provided he saw n i need to go out 
to work In the cane fields. Tbe planter 
bad foreseen this, and with the aboli- 
tion of slavery disappears the banana, 
plantain and cocoa-nut trees. A.1 first 
the banana-walks were made anywhere 
on the estate; generally on abandoned 
cane-fields, which cost less to clean, 
but experience has taught the planter 

that certain sites suit the treo best. 

The best place for a bunana-walk Is 
a valley or hillside having a western 
prospect The large leaves attract 

tiie dew. and in tie- early mornings a 
patch of bananas looter ps if it were 
encrusted with diamond^," These drops 
of dew are soon e vajniratM by the 

morning sun, but if the trees are 
-haded the plant .absorbs most of the 
moist urp. 

The ground for the intended patch 
is thoroughly Cleaned and ''stubbed." 
The "suckers" must be, obtained, as 
Hie babana is only known to seed in 
one small spot on the earth, the An- 
daman . Islands. These ••suckers" 
sitou* from the root of 1 he banana-tree 



when It 



' old. They i 



torn from the parent tree and may be 
shipped ionp distances, being hardy 
U4»4 long-livod. About 4U0 Or 600 trees 
are planted to the acre, and now the 
Chief care is to sec that the Weeds, and 

especially the creeping ones, tire kept 

down; otherwise they will soon choke 



Th 



banana trei 



I frv.it 



■pdses one to thf equit 
.horoiU'h rain-drenching. As each 
bunch becomes full, but still green, the 
tree is chopped down with one or two 
blows from a "machete," (Treat care 
being taken that the fruit is not 
bruised. The bunch is then carried on 
the head of a negro to the dray that 
carries it down to the port The 
bunches are packed between layers of 

••trash," and on being unloaded from 
the drays are sorted into "nines," 
"eights," etc. : that is to say, into 

"hand bunches" of those numbers. A 
"hand" of bananas is one of the small 
portions that go to make up a bunch. 
Bananas are paid for with ready 

money on the beach, according to the 

number of "hands"' and the time of 

year. In January, February and March 
they cost from 1l' to IK cents a bunch; 
in April, May and June from IS to 72 
cents. In a good year a bunch of ba- 
nanas costs 1 cents to land at the beach, 

all expenses included. The. planter 
inn his risks, however. A hurricane 
will in an hour destroy every tree, and 
for that year the cultivation is. of 
course, a dead loss. In Jamaica and 
Honduras at least the thefts by the 
nogroes form a large item. Landed In 
New York the bunches bring from , r ,0 
cents to |2, according to the timoof 

year and the size of the bunch. 

As soon as the banana begins to give 

a good shade the spaces between the 

trees are planted with cocoa, a tree 
that must have shelter from the sun. 
Almond trees and the llamboyant are 

also planted to give the shade for the 

cocoa when th.' bananas have ceased 
to bear profitably: that is, in three or 
four years. X. Y. Tribune. 

— It is told that one day, goIngdOSfl 
to Gloucester, Dr. Oliver Wendell 

Holmes sat in the front sea! of the car 

and entertained a fellow. passenger 

with some of his brilliant talk. A 

countryman, sitting Ln the little corner 

seat before them, overheard the con- 
versation, and finally leaned over, took 
the autoerat'« ha:, looked at the num. 



OF GENERAL INTEREST. 

—A frnp sixteen inches long is re- 
ported to have been ruptured ut 
Orlando, Flu., during a recent heavy 
rain. 

— The sale of eyestones is brisker in 
March than in any other month. The 
"stones" are the mouthpiece of r, 

certain species of shell which Is 
gathered in great quantities on the 
Venezuela coast. 

— Lake Superior is said to bo the 

most ancient of the grant lakes, dating 
back to Cambrian, and. It may be, 

earlier times, and that it formed in 
other ages one of the IOU1 s of a 

great river system, terminating cn the 

Atlantic seaboard. 

—A teacher in a public school not a 
hundred miles from Philadelphia re- 
ceived the following excuse from an 
overgrown boy, who had been absent 
a day: "Miss— Pleas exguse Frank 
for bean absent yesterday as he had 
to help his father kill the other hog 
His Mother." 

— An Englishman has produced a 
piece of mechanism containing four 
hundred figures representing horses, 
cannon, artillery, infantry, and a band 
of Bfty-tWO men, each with an instru- 
ment. A tiny wind-mill turned by the 
current from burning candles furnishes 
the power to move till the figures 

automatically. 

—The average Russian is said to 
drink from ten to twelve glasses of tea 
a day. Every Russian merchant litis 
a tea-urn in his counting-room, and 
the lawyer Or mechanic goes out to his 
cafe for tea as often its the German 
for beer or the Frenchman for wine. 
At the cafes nt nil hours of the day 
and night one can see great crowds of 
people sipping tea. 

— As the north-bound express train 
pulled out of the station at Norman, I. 

T„ MMUtly the passengers were 

treatwrmlhe sight of a lynching by 
the cltisesBfJ that town. The (people 
had captures a horse thief and taken 
him to a telegraph pole nenr the rail- 
road to hang him. It was daylight, and 
none of tho lynchers were disguised. 
Just as the train started the man was 
strung up. 

—The Surrogate of Suffolk County. 
New York, lately admitted to probate 
a rather novel will, that of Richard L. 
Peters, of Southold, L I. It directs 
the investment of a sum of money, tho 
income of which shall be used in keep- 
ing his grave covered with growing 
flowers. Another request is that a 
sum be invested at compound Jnt 



"I i 



aid, 



»nc hundred years. ThJ^taolpa 

| i" to Te U*wB to er.TTamoilil- 

t and celebrate the centennial of 

his death. 

— In Egypt ladies used to carry their 
devotion for their feline pets so far as 
to go into mourning for them when 
they died by shaving off their eye- 
brows! Favorite cats used to be em- 
balmed, too, and I know of no quainter 
or more grotesque objects than the 
mummtfiod cats which may be seen at 
the British Museum. Even now oats 
are held in high esteem in Egypt, and 
in at least one of the Khedive's palaces 
at Cairo there is a free, ration distrib- 
uted every day to any cats that may 
care to apply. 

—The British Postmaster-General 

reports that last year 391.662 persons 
in this country sent money by postal 
outer to relatives in Great Britain and 
Ireland, the total sum amounting to 

ffi,250,000, while 78,840 persons In Can- 

ada sent over 11,000,000 in the same 
way, and I lie total sum sent in that 
way from Australia, the United States 
and South Africa in the year was over 
(19,000,000, or an average of over |80,- 
oiii) a day, coming from 635,266 per- 
sons. A writer thinks this shows 
what filial regard the British race has 

or the parents left behind. 
— "Notes and Queries" tells that 

ards. which were invented at the .dose 
of the fourteenth century, were orig- 
inally very different from those in use 
ai present. In shape they were square, 
and Instead of suits of spades, dubs, 
hearts and diamonds, their marks 
were rabbits, pinks, roses and flowers 
of columbine. The figured cards Were 

very prettily devised, a queen riding 

on horseback with a rabbit beside her, 
marked the qucm of rabbits or of 

clubs, a rustic-looking man, gro- 
tesquely dressed and standing in a 

strange nttltudo, with a pink beside 
him. signified the knave of pinks or 
diamonds. 

At a hearing before the Committee 
of Education of the Michigan Leglslu- 

'Object of ti ffect of to- 



" EDITOR'S BACK STAIRS." 

The li.«er*»Ilii K Vl  »» of «'■• I"«te Dr. *. 

O. H..1M» «. 

Tho columns of the newspapers appear to 
be flooded with proprietory medicine adver- 
tisements. As wo c««t our e y° over them, 
It brings to mind an i.rticla that was pub- 
lished by the laic It. HulJund in Scribner'i 
Monthly- Uesiivs: •■Nevertheless, It is a 
fact th.it many of tlie i e*t proprietary med- 
icines of tlio day wei" more successful than 
many physicians, and most of them, It 
should be remembered, were at tirst dis- 
covered or used in actual medical practice. 
When, however, any shrewd person, know- 
ing their virtue, uiei foreseeing their pop- 
ularity, secures ami advertises them, then, 
In tbe opinion of tBS bigoted, all virtue 
went out of them." 

is not this absurd! 

This great ni7^ appreciated the real 
merits of popular rcin-tlies. and the absurd- 
ity of those that derided them because pan- 
lie at tention wo^Xjkled to the article and 
tho evidence jf t ' '•'res. It the most 
mited physhjdlsr. ■•■ ;n "ounce thatne had 
made «rtflH m.y certain organ or dis- 
Ol the body, r make his sign larger 
though ho may havo 
nd been a leader in all 
g all this. 



than tho code 
practiced msdlcln 
medical counsels. 
If he should pes 
clinotogivo liis i 
would bo prono'.n 
bug, although 



) advc 



lid do 



quack and nlniin- 
vo spent his entire 
life and all his avalab  • funds in perfecting 
his investigate 



Horrid Torture. 
This Is often felt in every joint and mus- 
cle of thn body hv turns, by people who, ex- 
periencing thoe.irlicst twinges of rheuma- 
tism, neglect to arrest the malady, as thev 
may easily do, with listener's Stomach 
Bitters, a professionally authenticated 
remedy for the agonizing c-ompiaint. Rec- 
ollect that rheumatism unchecked often 



Tnrnr nr»G"'( newsnapers nnd pr-riodKils 
published in foreign languages iu this Re- 
public, y 

Alt. disorders caused by a bilious state o 



s 'toothache. Drops (Jure 



:idamA'ai-. fl 
j one minute. 



Iowa farmers last yenr raised enmirn 
corn to pay off all tbe farm mortgages In 
tho State and leave a balance of 100,OW,OOQ 



Liver Pills are muclibotti 



takebhMDilli 

■ "ME 



arm, and 
old grandmother, 
vi 1 1 be pronounced 1 
i an ulcer of little 
?d under the code, I 
for a. month, with 

a to prevent 



Again we suy, "absurd." 
If an ulcer is found upOSj 
la cured by some i 
outside of tho code 
by the medical prolt 
importance Hut if t 
causing sleepless r 
the sciei^ii^t 

and othenBaPTul) 

blood poisotrngorii 'iden pain, and yet the 
ulcer becomes malignant, and amputation 
is made necessary at last to save life, yet 
all dona according to the "isms" of the 
medical code, this is much moro gratifying 
to tho medical profession, and adds more 
dignity to that, stnguislied order than tc 
bo cured by the dear old grandmother's 
remedy. 

This appear-.   a severe arraignment, 

Standing of the V.il profession in regard 
to remedies i i red outside of their I 
special "isms." One of the most perplexing 
things of the day is ti.o popularity of certain 
remedies, especial';.- Warner's Safe Cure, 1 
which wo tirJ| for sale everywhere. Tho 
physician   Ae behest standing is ready 
to concede itsne i and sustain the theoriOB 
tbs proprietorial   made— that is, that it 
beneiiUin i:n s: • t tho ailments of tho hu 
man system because it assists In putting the 
uidneys in proner condition, thereby aiding 
in throwing off tho impurities of ^10 blood, 
while others-4mh less honesty and cxper- 
lencoderide, and nro willing to see their 
patient dio scientifically, and according to 
tbe code, rather than have him cured by this 
% \ -at remedy."' .V 

that the popularity of tho 
ui - to grow, year by year, 
comes buldty before the peo- 
and twpch 

ir opinion much more 
' inn who, pgr- 

seta bone 
which he does with 
, soon after taltes the 
editor's back stairs at2 
j'cloclc in the mottling to have it announced 
1st the morning paper that "Dr. So und so 
in attendance,' thus securing for his 
leuofit a beautiful t. mi free advertisement. 

Wo shall leave it to our readers to say 
which is the wi»er and more houorable. 



gHJUpBSlDll 

For TClieuma/tiKm. 



That Tired Feeling 

Is experienced by utmost everyone nt tin. 5aa«on. 
nnd many people resort I" II. m.1 s HarHaparllla to 
Jrl»e uwar the lnniznoi and •xlmuntlon. Tna 
- wUh i:n|iunlUs whicli have been ae- 



Hood's Sarsaparilla 



new mini. My pnm" end nn.es are re v.id. mi 

anpet.te Imp roved." oxouoa V. Jackson, Eo» 
bury Station, Colin. 

Wakes the Weak Strong 

" For years 1 *ft« sick every aprinif. bur, last year 



I ri'ciMiiiiici.i! .1 o» .CI who I 
feeltnt:." 0. l'AimWi. : 
lyn.N. f. 



Hood's Sarsaparilla 



100 Doses One Do!!ar_ 



The Latest, Current Cures. 
On Crutches. Forney, fML, Jur 






)f an arm or a 
rreat dignity, 
ibeii-y to clnnb, 



M. Carn-ot, President of the French Re- 
public, is t whist player of whist play- 
ers, it, istho one relaxation he allows him- 
self from the duties of his office, barring 
an occasional visit to tho theater or the 

At Troy. V. 
M.5i'«6,tu;- 1 a iAi :'i.ti^ 



COD LIVER OBL, 

ami itU Wasiinu HI.-. 
ItsatrenctUeuluiefrs.f-ta are film... 



TheGreat LiverandStomEtch Reraefly 

For the euro of all dl3ordor8 of 
the STOMACH, LIVER, BOWELS, 
KIDNEYS, BLADDER, NERVOUS 
DISEASES, LOSS of APPETITE, 
HEADACHE, CONSTIPATION, 
COSTIVENF.SS. IHDICtSKON, 
BILIOUSNESS. FEVER, INFLAMA- 
TION of tho BOWELS, PILES and 
a.l ctoranjiomcnu of tho Internal 
Vlscora. Puroly Vegetable, con- 
taining no mercury, minerals, or 
DELETERIOUS DRUCS. 

PERFECT DICESTION win 

bo accomplished by taking RAD" 
WAY'° PILLS. By so dolna 

Dyspepsia, 

SICK HEADACHE, FOUL STOW- 
I ACH, BILIOUSNESS, will bo avoid- 
ed, and tho food that is eaten con- 
tribute Its nourishing properties 
for the support of tho natural 
waste of " - 
I box. SOU! 

j. i. mm t. i. m. 



' It la a great producer of 1IOXE nml Ml* 
CI.E.II purl lira the Hlon l. nil, I pntlenta ualu 

alwari ren.lv. alu dri .»..T.^1.na th.A never 
h.» rt tlilik..iriiinmy uiwl ere nay ltf.lt at ut the 
top to ll|»et the IMTIKXT'S BTOMACU. 

It la uaed In »ll the Icndtim IIo,pltu|a. 

It la prearrlt.ed by tl.e mill eminent pbyal- 
MtMta the United Ntutea and C'nuudo., 

ASS ronr Driimilsl for It. and take no cihrr. • 
J. A.'MAGIjE & CO., r,awrcnce, 5laK6. 

ELY'S CATADRH 

CREAM BALM 



I'i'i conij'anv liavo re 
- ;'M«.u u.iodeu but! 



the iiUeof tiio haav «st, irou clad. 



THE IV1A L i ,; 



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Choice i. inciter* ;l .VI (■ , I ut) 

•i IS— Common, v - * w i 

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--j'ffrbmli 

NKff YORK. 

;.te anfl Western 

teat— N'0.3 re.i 





of the present Keuerntlni 
ritrcaml it* attwnduntn. 
aelne, 4'uik»tl| utiou uutl I 1)vn. I 

Tutt's Pills 

have bct'omn ho rarnnns. Th«\v art 
N|tve llly uml ecnlty on he dixestiv o 

aaniuiilull' luo.l. Jin i ijniit,' uriiatinca. 

Sold Everywhere. 

Office, 44 Mtlrray St., X«n-' York. 

nKLAHQMAl 

UtIib MISSOURI TOICR. R. 

and Ilill^Slllt N IT.MN KOI I K ir- the ni"8t 
 lire;t Hi.- Ohll.Y LIKES;. -• ? ••.if^t th-_«MT- 



. , ...  la  iiveun-tiifiMi'.H*lh#!.S 
ituv.lnia. • Ui.'sA S mb(1i.m 

CoiQDSbat, (Ja. 
WllSISI SSBi free, 
ler MT.en ioC'j. 
Uta«e(8, Alh.iita.Ga. 



Ultw.l 1 

W OTHEBS'FHIEN D 

makes OHILD BIBTHJASY 




Hi 1 



the paper tbe other day about tha ilas 
ol ifreal men's heads, and I though! 
I'd like to know the slse of your^n. 
But what bothers me is my head's the 

Ligyebt of the two!'' 



—Manuring in the hill is a trifle like 
heaping manure about the stem of a 
rruli tr.-e. Better spread it out as far 
as the roots extend. 



boys being dwarfed, made Insane, 

The professors of Mlchijrun Unhlersity 
toatllled iHiit otherwise brljjhl students 
were made dull and stupid by the use 
of tho oigarettt, nnd that in many 
ruse- the power of hearing had been 
seriously affected. They also taid 
thai u. nine onset out of ten thu reg. 
ulnr use of otgarettes by boys would 
result in the io 9 s or will power. 



CKtCAOO. 
Fl.OCU-WtdcoBlIn w liter ... 

UKAIN-Wheat-N** rsil 

No. J ChiciiBO SpririR 

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$75 to $250 ;^ 




CHEAP HOMES 

FARMING REGIONS 




RIHTIVBOIIICI'MS 



UVECANVASSER 

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BED SPRIGS 



AGENTS WAITED In 



Claim Armey for W.-,l.-i „ Sotjiera. ludu ,i, v .Ai», llU. 

gETECTIV|8 

draari»nbettcliveBureauCo.'44Arcail8.C' ic.nnaiti.O. 



DIVIDING THE SPOILS. 
The RapttbtlMU l«i„.i .„ civil-Service Re- 
form Hd l'olltlml Honesty. 

It is very evident that the spirit 
which, in the days when Mr. Blaine 
v.-us Speaker, appointed a committee 
with General Butler at its head, to ex- 
ecute a war danco on the principle of 
Civil-Servico reform, is again at the 
helm Lb Washington. Within one 
month after his inauguration, Presi- 
de lit 1 Harrison has completely set at 
rest all foolish forobodings thnt his 
was to bo a namby-pamby, milk-and- 
water administration. It is already 
apparent that for the next four years 
tliis It to bo a government of the 
boys, by the boys and for the boys, 
and that no one is eligibly to share in 
its benefloonce unless his Republican- 
ism is of the Tom Piatt and block of 
live brand. When that noble Sunday- 
School superintendent. Mr. Wana- 
maker, was appointed to the office of 
Poatm a* tor-General it was universally 

conceded to be a business-like stroke 
oi political sagacity, which liquidated 
a |10,000 obligation on the one 
hand and promised a business- 
like iulininistration of postal busi- 



th 



tbe 



And 



very long head. Mr. Wanamaker's at- 
tention had been attracted to the ex- 
partnesa shown by one John S. Clark- 
son lr. handling the mailing lists of the 
Voice, the Prohibition organ in New 
York, which, he obtained surrepti- 
tiously, and curried to the headquar- 
ters oi the National Campaign Com- 
mittee with the greatest celerity and 
without losing a pieco of the precious 
mail matter. The Voice made a great 
ado over Mr. Clarkapa'i connection 
with its mailing list, and Mr. Wana- 
makor, being a prohibitionist, nat- 
urally accepted its eulogies 0 f hi 



(lis 



ribute to 

I tO hold 



Postmr 



eralshlp, for which ho recognised 
absolute fitness of only one tnercfa 
prince in the United States. The 
fore. h  named Mr. Clarkson as his 
first assistant, and gave into his hands 
the power of decapitation and appoint- 



ment throughout the Union, 
Wlf the control of 



: I'h 



a.l.dp: 



it the 



•ving 
■ post- 



might suffer through the selection of 
some political hack to tend his mails. 
In this Mr. Wanamaker demonstrated 
that he possessed the capacity to look 
out for number one, with which the 
work! that buys at hU store has credlt- 
ed him. 

Mr. Clarkson knew what the fcPresi- 
, tU Mr. Waaamaker exprV*! at 



hln 



■ the 



Chips By to waste time caressing the 
handle of the axe entrr Vad to his keep- 
ing; N he began laying about him 
with all the indiscriminate enorgy of 
a boy with his first hatohet. Wherever 
he saw a Democratic postmaster his 
little axe fell with unerring celerity. 
He never hnd to strike twice to sover an 
Offensive partisan head from the office 
that supported it. Only one consid- 
eration restrained hint from removing 
every Bourbon head with one fell sweep 
of his reeking axe. It was necessary 
to make out commissions to fill vacan- 
cies as rapidly as these were made, and 
so he is forced to prolong the ngony. 
But with his enjoyment of the task this 
can not be considered uncongenial ex- 
tension of his labors. How he per- 
forms his share in the glorious priv- 
ilege 



bo 



itlle 



ed frc 



I tie 



following account of Congress- 
man Owen of Indiana's visit to 
his shambles: "1 went in the 
other day with a long list of Repub- 
lican names I wanted favored and 
asked that as many Democrats be 
turned out. General Clarkson took 
my paper, and after running over it 
hastily said that a new rule hud been 
established by which men in Congress 
would be required to set do wn opposite 
each name and post-office where 
changes tiro desired the amount of 
salary tho positions pay. I repliod 
that if nothing more was required I 
OOUld soon comply, and stepping out- 
side picked up a blue book, and within 
ten minutes filled in the twenty or 
thirty places where the amount of sal- 
ary was required. Then I went back 
to General Clarkson, and he took a 
blue pencil and wrote across the back 
Of each one, 'appointed.'" This is the 
way the thing goes from morning to 
night every day except Sunday. The 
clerks filling out the commissions and 
looking u]  the bonds tire being over- 
worked. There are no reports to tho 
effi 01 thl t his work has began to tell 
upon Mr. Clarkson. "The labor wo 
delight in physics pain."— Chicago 
America (Ind.). 

THE TWINE 'MONOPOLY. 

a Combinatiea ximt iia* Proved iuoir a 
Thorn in the VarsMt'i *'■■«. 

Tho honest farmer is beginning to 
assemble in indignation meetings, 
where ho discusses his wrongs and 
pass.'., resolutions expressive of his 

outraged feelings. The twine monop- 
oly is a great thorn in the honest 
farmer 1 1 side. It is not the only one, 
but it Is tho one that he is the most 



conscious of, and he is getting ready 
to vigorously protest against it. He 
Is not less the victim of tbe steel trust, 
the barbed-wlro trust, the oil trust, 
the impending salt trust, tho coal ring 
and the rest of tho robbers who aro en- 
trenched behind ourblossod high-tariff 
wall, but ho is used to their exactions 
and rather likes them; in fact, he 
doesn't soo how his grain could grow 
and his flocks multiply without the 
glorious stimulus of protection to the 
infant industries of Pennsylvania. But 
this twine trust in some mysterious 
way has chafed his sensibilities; it has 
galled him until he winces; it has got 
him as mad us a Wet hen, and he is 
indignnt.ing and resoluting with a fire 

standing abuses not the less effectivo 
because they were unporceived by the 
deluded victim. For a wonder ho has 
discovered that high-priced twine 
doesn't mean high-priced wheat; 
no, not by a jugful. He might hav 
found out some time ago, if he had 
pleased to inquire, that high-priced 
lumber, iron, steel, woolens and cot- 
, were equally ineffectual in mak- 
ing high-priced grain, but ho has been 
so busy preserving his country from 
the hated rebel and tho accursed Brit 
isher that ho really hasn't time to ex 
amino the facts. He has just voted t  
keep up his "homo market" and t  
"enable" Mr. Carnegie to pay higl 
Wage*, sweetly trustful in the gildei 
promises of the prophets of high la xes 
It is a hopeful sign that ho has at last 
opened his eyes and thrown off his 
lethargy. It bodes no good to the 

kings and barons. The enemy insight 
is the t wine trust, but tho honest farm- 
er will presently seo behind that tho 
serried ranks ol the other trusts and 
Combines and protects; and then will 
come the deluge. Meanwhile the hon- 
OSl farmer is doing some thinking on 
his own account. He is putting two 

and two together and finding out that 
tii.' -.mi of the addition is four. When 
he has got far enough along in his 
practical arithmetic, to determine that 
if lie gives $1,000 worth of wheat for 
$600 worth of goods ho is out of pocket 
the whoh; difference, whother that 
difference be collectod by the Govern- 
ment for revenue or by Mr. Carnegie 



AFRICA'S SLAVE TRADE. 

How th« Nofurlou. Tratllo In Carried On By 
I ..principle-! Ship-Owner*. 

The Paris Temps published the other 
day a letter from Arabia giving some 
details in regard to tho slave markets 
in Hodeida and other towns. It is 
said that the Turkish Government 
closes its eyes to the traffic, and that 
consequently slavery flourishes with 
little or no obstruction. The few 
vessels scattered along the great dis- 
tance from Zanzibar to Suakim are 
utterly intulequato for tho purpose of 
Suppressing the trade. To exercise 
an effective surveillance a large fleet 
of cruisers would be necessary, involv- 



y skil 



ids of 



for statesmen of the McKinley and 
Randall school to take to the woods. 
The corn-fields will be too hot to hold 
them.— Chicago News. 

DRIFT" OF OPINION. 

T'he colored man's mouth is open 

wide, hui President Harrison puts no 
gutfl r5n. t^%:iiu ^-Nor.'oiifLundifiark. 

If the Democrats do not win ir 

Ohio this fall it will not be the fault ot 
the present Republican Legislatura — 
Cincinnati Enquirer. 

Mr. Wanamaker has an eye for 

harmonious color. Ho is making his 
postmasters of tho same shado as his 
postage stam ps. — Ph i 1 adol ph ia Record. 

President Harrison has shown a 

decided decline of the Cleveland stand- 
ard of civil service in New York by 
the prompt removal of Pearson.— 
Philadelphia Times. 

There was great talk about high 

wages for labor when the Republican 
party got into power, but there is now 
no prospect of an increase except in 
the wages of Congressmen.— Atlanta 
Journal. 

If Mr. Bayard, whose worst 

enemy never questioned hi* absolute 
integrity, had made his son Chief Ex- 
aminer of Claims in the State De- 
partment what would the Republican 
press have said about it? This is what 
Blaine has done, and Mr. Blaine'B per- 
sonal reputation is as bad as Mr. 
Bayard's is good, while young Blaine 
is notoriously without qualifications 
for the office. We notice that most of 
the Republican organs aro silent about 
litter— and wo don't wonder! — 



India 



tel. 



If tho Now York post-office was 

to continue to bo conducted on busi- 
ness principles, Mr. Pearson would 
obviously havo been tho man to con- 
duct It. If it was to bo converted into 
a political machine we know of no 
better man than Van Cott to take 
charge of it He will make a very 
poor postmaster, and the deteriora- 
tion of tho service is inevitable; but tho 
Administration is consistent; we know 
where to find it. There is no Civil- 
Service reform "nonsense" about it. 
Any pretense on that score hereafter 
can only excite laughter.— N. Y. 
Times. 

November Fools Repent. 



The farmers 
 f Kansas are 
lust from the! 



of the Republican State 
beginning to wipe the 



the 



ovembor election. 

They have just discovered that 
trusts are tho outgrowth of a high 
tariff, and furthermore, that they are 
detrimental to their interest. 

At a public meeting hold recently, 
they discovered the twine trust, and 
resolved to unite to crush it. All of 
which shows that there were Novem- 
ber fools as well as thero are April 
fools. -Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot. 



example, when a' war sh^»^s approach- 
ing the slaves aro thrown hi the bot- 
tom of the hold, and barrels and 
bales and all sorts of things are placed 
over them, with little care for tho 
danger of their suffocation. In this 
way many a slaver escapes as a vessel 
engaged in an honest business. In the 
Red Sea they employ other means to 
escape. They deal principally in 
children, and when there is danger of 
capture they put thoir captives in 
small boats and land them on some 
island, where they conceal them as 
best they can. One of the difficulties 
in the way of stopping this traffic is 
the consent of tho slAvefc-themselves. 
In liberty away from tnTlr own coun- 
tries they see nothing bu' starvation 
before them, and tho rt nit is that 
many liberated slaves i rten resell 
themselves. Moreover, they have a 
dread of Europeans. Thi- Aeabt tell 
them that the whites eat I to Macks. 

The proper way to s rrOM " | 
traffic would be to comma* • • .-, 
slave markets, which ■HJ' 
the protection, or at lea the I • - 
anoe, of the Turkish Covernr.v . 
Formerly the markets were curried (Ml 
openly, now they are operated secret ly, 
and that is the only difference. The 
slavers land their merchandise upon 
some deserted portion of the coast, 
and from there it is brought overland 
to Hodeida. Every body is informed 
of the arrival. The Governor is the 
first to get tho news. The slaves are 
placed with agents, who sell them 
either in tho town itself or in the inte- 
rior. Of course, the prices vary ac- 
cording to tho quality of the goods; 
but of late years the prices have been 
.considerably raised on account a i the 
fees which tho merchants are o/diged, 
to pay to tho Turkish officials; *J$eva.A 
tholess. a good serva f« aa t,e pur- 
^clmse^ot.aboMt tawfne- 
r groes from" Zanzibar ■ ... t.ie Woudan 
are generally emplo; ed as servants. 
The women from Djivnona and Abys- 
sinia are high priced. They are gen- 
erally pretty, with tolerably clear 
complexious, and features of the Eu- 
ropean type. They till the harems of 
Arabia. A handsome Galla about 
twelve vears old will sell easilv for 
$120, $150 or even $200. In Hodeida, 
where there are two European Con- 
suls, this trade is carried on secretly, 
but in the interior it goes on openly. 
In Loheva, a little north of Hodeida, 
the slaves are sold at auction, and the 
Lieutenant-Governor receives $2 for 
each slave that is sold. Moreover, he 
generally selects one or two for him- 
self out of each new cargo. This func- 
tionary does not even know how to 
sign his name, and the Cadi of the 
same town deals in (in lias and Sou- 
as the most legitimate business 



RAILWAY CAR ETIQUETTE. 

An Observance of It Will Often Save Oua 
Nut a Little Trouble. 
Ono of the most fruitful themes of 
contention In railway carriages un- 
doubtedly arises from the tendency of 
travelers to occupy more seats than 
rightfully belong to them. On this 
point, however, the law is very clear. 
Kuch person has a right to one seat- 
that is, to one-half of the double seat 
with which our cars aro usually fur- 
nished, and no mure. Where thecaris 
not fully occupied, a passenger may, of 
course, lili up 1 he vacant half of his 
seat with packages and may naturally 
consider that he should not be dis- 
turbed until the ear begins to fill up, 
but he must remember that he has no 
real title to more than half of the set- 
tee. The disobliging spirit which 
many persons show when they are po- 
litely asked to remove their bundles, 
is often very annoying to the new 
comer, who feels that he has paid for 
a seat and has a right to occupy one. 
Still more unreasonaWc are the people 
who turn over a scat and expcot to oc- 
cupy four places for two or three 
passengers when the rest of tho car is 
full. They thus compel later comers 
to take their choice between standing 
up and enduring tho double discomfort 
of riding backward and of intruding 
themselves into a group of friends — 
into a sort of private box. as it were. 
A quarrel arose out of just this state 
of things in a railroad car near Boston 
some twenty years ago, and the un- 
pleasant result of it was that one 
gentleman lost his temper and struck 
another in the face, for which offense 
ne passed three months in tho State 
urison. 

Although new comers who take un- 
• ■copied seats havo right and justice 
their side, they are certainly bound 
J treat those already in possession 
■eh civility. No one. should sit down 
- I i!e another in a railroad car with- 
ilrst asking courteously if the 
u \ scut be eiiyMged or without 
;uh r.igtiie first .-o • pant an oppor- 
tunity to remove fcw or her parcels. 
Few things are moty irritating to 'a 
lady than the behavior of a man who 
plants himself abruptly in the seat 
beside her— perhaps sittitiL, on her 
bundle or her dress— without a word of 
preface or apology. Where a seat has 
been reversed in order to make a rest- 
ing-place for bundles or for the 'feet 
of travelers on the opposite seat, a 
new comer, if he can find no other un- 
occupied place in the car, would cer- 
tainly be justified in restoring the seat 
iQ its natural position and taking pos- 
session^*' it, aw,er "ar^'ng- politely If it 
were isjWsged. ,It .^cust'im.. *" or r • 
Hpect thf'rights of an absent passenger 
who lea - os his valise or umbrella to 
guard his seat, but, per contra, it is 
neither fair nor just that a man should 
expect to occupy two seats on a 
crowded train— one in the smoking car 
and one in the ordinary car. Thus, a 
gentleman who observes that a seat 
reserved by a valise remained empty 
for quite a length of time would be 
'justified in taking possession of it (the 
seat, not the valise), but it would be 
polite for him to offer to vacate it 
when the first occupant returned, and 
he could certainly offer to do so when 
he perceived that the latter was act- 
ing as an escort to a lady sitting on a 
neighboring seat.— Good Housekeep- 
in g. 



i the 



irld. 



All that the Turkish Government 
does against this traffic is to give a 
color of satisfaction to the European 
powers. Lately a Turkish war vessel 
seized two slavers with 160 negroes; 
but this is after all only a thin vail to 
cover the acts which arygoing on every 
day under the shelter of the Ottoman 
flag. 

About 1,000 slaves are annually sold 
at Hodeida, and the trade is carried 
on at other points on a much larger 
scale. 

—"Would you like W retire?" asked 
a lady of her guest, a somewhat un- 
sophisticated old gentleman making 
his first visit to the city. "Would I 
like to what?" he asked. "Retire — 
w ould you like to retire now?" "Would 
I liko to which?" "Retire— that is, go 
to bed?" "Oh, yes: I believe I would 
like to go to bed. It'j a little late to 
retire or do any othol kind of sight- 
seeing to night, I guess, us country 
folks git to bod early, you know." 



TRIFLES IN PROVERBS. 

Characteristic Proclamations or Truth* 
OM «« the World lUeir. 

"By coming and going, with a straw 
in its beak, the bird builds its nest," 
says the Oji proverb. "A penny hained 
(saved) is a penny clear," and "A 
preen (pin) a day's a groat a year," 
say the canny Scotch. "Patching 
makes a garment last long," says tho 
Yoruba proverb; "He who does not 
attend to patching will como to want 
clothes." Again. "The mother of mis- 
chief is no bigger than a midge's 
wing," says the Scotch proverb; and 
"Little sticks kindle the fire, but great 
ones put it out." Dean Swift says 
wittily: "The slitting of one oar in a 
stag hath been found sufficient to pro- 
pagate the defect in a whole forest." 
And Dr. Johnson characteristically 
proclaims tho same truth thus: "All 
knowledge is of itself of some value. 
There is nothing so minuto or incon- 

■iderabU 



it tha 



Who 



-A coloi 



I'hiledol 



"The 



-eapii 



the fact 



in ii has a monopoly 

io labor of the South and will 
for yean to come The negro 
work more hours a day for less 
and wait longer for his pay than any 
other man living " 

offspring— "Mamma. 

they done with the oldone?" Mamma 
(aside)— "What a talented child! I 
never thought of asking what they do 
with the old moou*!" 



est trifle," that is but another way 
nying "Take care of the pence, and 
pounds will take care of them- 
selves;" or, "Care for tho moments, 
and these will take care for the years. " 
Franklln'l words further may woll be 
quoted here: Ho that wastes idly a 

day with another, wast.-, the privilege 
Of using one hundred pounds euehday. 
lie that spends a grodt a day idly, 
spends idly above six pounds a year, 
which is the price for the use of one 
hundred pounds. A small leak will 
sink a great ship," and "little stroke- 
fell great oaks. "Constant dropping 
will wear away stones;" and, "By 
diligence and patience the mouse ate 
the cable in two."— Way to Fortune. 



.In., rlilr 



CHINU \/NQ SURPRISED. 

In Telli What He Knoifl 



A traveleu v'liinese mandarin who 

has lately communicated his impres- 
sions of the West to his country mer. 
deals with groat particularity with tha 
position and treatment of women in 
Europe. These surprised him beyond 
measure. Thus the notion of husband 
and wife walking arm in arm in public 
places fills him with amusement. "No- 
body smiles at it." he says, "and even 
a husband may perform any menial 
task In his wife's prosence, yet no one 
will laugh at him." Then, again, the 
notion of men standing aside to let » 
woman pass, and tho code of politeness 
which requires men to make "way for a 
woman, aro to him incomprehensible. 

In China when the men aro gorged 
fiio women dino off the scraps;, but ia 
tho West "at meal-time the mon must 
wait until tho women are seated, and 
then take one after another their 
places, and the samo rulo must bo ob- 
served when the meal Is finished." 
Western women have curious notions 
about dress and appearance. "They 
set store by a largo bust and slender 
waist, but while the waist can bo com- 
pressed, the bust can not naturally be 
enlarged; the majority have a wicker 
contrivance mode which is con- 
cealed under the bodice on cither 
side, and is considered an adorn- 
ment If a woman is short- 
sighted, she will publicly mount spec- 
tacles. Even young girls In their 
teens pass thus along tho streets, 
and it is not regarded as strange." 
As for low dresses, he observes 
in bewilderment that women going 
to court regard a bare skin as a mark 
of respect. He is greatly exorcised 
how to describe kissing; the thing or 
word does not exist among Chinoso, 
and accordingly he is driven to describe 
it. "It is," ho says, "a form of cour- 
tesy which consists in presenting tho 
lips to tho lower part of tho chin and 
making B sound" 1 — again, "children, 
when visiting their seniors, apply their 
mouth to the left or right lips of the 
elder with n smacking noise." Women 
as shop attendants, women at home, 
women with mustaches, then engage 
tho writer's attention, and he passes on 
to "at homes," and dances. "Besides 
invitations to dinner there are invita- 
tions to a tea gathering, such as are 
occasionally given by wealthy mer- 
chants or distinguished officiate. When 



vitati 



t to 



an equal nun ber of men and women, 
and after these are all assembled, tea 
and sugar, milky bread, and tho like 
are set out asjalds to conversation. 
MfFO "Hr»i«u'-«v  u-e thcr» invitations , 
,to fkip BAj-pBstlire, when Mio host de- 
cides what majsrla to be the Wrttier of 
what woman, and what woman \)f what 
man. Then with both arms grasping 
each other they loavo their places ir 
pairs and leap, skip, posture, and 
prance for their mutual gratification. 
A man and a woman previously un- 
known to ono another may take part in 
it."— London Times. 



Female Farmers. 



bo a 



Will tha comiui? young 
farmer* 

Scattered over all tho broad prairies of 
tho Northwest arc hundreds of self-reliant, 
true blue young heroines, living in small, 
isolated cabins called shocks, proving up 
claims, entering homesteads and making 



bllM.) 



s liv- 



ing ulona on a wild, unsettled 
out a faeo or human form to welcome one or 
cheer one's solitude, but thero seems to be 
a good many young women who havo tho 
grit to hang to this solitary life Jong 
enough to prove up a claim at least. 

Four young ladies in Dakota last year put 
their heads together and hit upon an ingen- 
ious plan, whereby t hey could each secure a 
claim and yet all live comfortably together 
in one house and each bo upon her own land. 
Instead of building lour shacks with one 
room each, they constructed one shack with 
four rooms, but so nicely planned that each 
i-oom of tho square building was on a differ- 
ent quarter section. Each had hor own bed 
in her own room und In that way each claim- 
ant at night slept upon her own land. 

Society ladies of tho city will wonder, not 
so much how tlieso young lady settlers got 
along without social privileges, as how they 
Oared live so fur away from tho doctors. 
Why, bless you I they never thought of be- 
ing siek. Doctors uro not half bo much of a 
household necessity as city people aro in the 
babttOf thinking. 

For nil the ordinary ills of life, the old- 
fashioned roots and horbs remedies era 
moro effective, und much safer iu results, 
than modern doctors' pills and potions. 
These latter aro so radical in their effects 
that, while they may better meet tha 
modern desire for quick results, they 
frequently permanently injure the system, 
liuturo rebelling against tlio unnatural 
methods employed. 

It is always sufest to follow natural 
methods in treating disease. Tho old time 
roots and herbs remedies, which our good 
oldlog-cabiu grandmothers knew so well 
how to prepare, were the best medicine* 
the world ever knew, because they wero 



world needs ths 



In War- 

gh and C'on- 
o of to-day 
t tho healthy 



—Dreadful - "It was an awful tight," 

quoth Mrs. Sprigglna "It was jus* 
like ono of thoso horrorscopes you 
dream about. "-Harper's Bazar. 



I 



I MOUNTAIN OAL 



Andrew I3stker, ha; returned .from 
Piuevitl*. 

John Lunlz, leaves us, and movei 
to your city to-day. 

Jarres Baker, sold to (lentiy Bros, 
two horses for |200. 

C. Tardronp, of Warior, Ala 
WM hero on business this woek. 

With the assistance* of Mr. Cook, cur 
Sunday school is prospering nicely. 

  ;eo. Joi ea, formly of thi  place bul 
late of Pitttbnrg, fell from a trre laal 

Friday, r.. I died that Flight lie was 
endeavoring to catch some youug iqttir 
re's from w *r the top of the tree. W« 
wes very sorry to hear of the young 
roan's death. 



OWfiK'S kill 



Win. HoNeW, the saw-mill man 
with us bunday, 

Kev. Jamoi Hiatt, will preach at 
Ohestnnt ilid^e school-house the 3'd 
l-'unday \i May at 4 o'clock p. m. 

Uncle Dick Martin, (aged 100 lit 
savs) and Miss Katie Anderson, «ere 
married last Sunday, at 4 o'clock p.m. 
we wish them good luck and hope they 
may prosper in their young days 

Sjme ohioken Xheteea a lew day? 
statu 'i' i'p their abode in the Obeli 
nu i lien tor »helteraud 

'ce» b • " without clean 

lag end after eating the b^st pa;t  d 
heir meat, haug the remuiucVr up to 
tie wall by the neck, only to be de- 
voured by some of the church mem- 
bers there lae-t Sunday. 



The' Winchester Sun, a republican 
paper, migtt not have meant it, but 

this is what it said: 

"flit a thief to cstch a thief, then 
if you want to know the true inward- 
ness of matters at our fc'tato capital 
put Borne liawkoyed L'epublican 
and you cat. bet there will l J0 an airing 
jf the dilapidated libeu fiboot thcold 
*tate House." 

The editor of the Sun would deub - 
less got mad if some one should nom- 
inate him for u State office on. the re 
publican ticket. — Paducah Standard. 



FOR ill! 

Stort I louse and Lot and 
Dwelling House in the 
business portion ofMt 
I ernon, Kentucky. 



f- 20N.ro with back room and cellar 
t J hue r cms or second floor. 



Lazarus Rose, of Lagrange, Ind., 
was thought to be n pour man. After 
hie death S")0,000 in notes and mort- 
gages were found in an eld leather 



It Las bee i settle I that a'.i the dem 
icrats holding presidential offices in 
the Treasury departmentlwill have to 
- go beVTT^ur.^ , n.l thfah dof the fWl ^^^t, .l^f^L^^^L^ 



The information that Looter Tanser 

Intend ■ to mpplant even the Dei 
pernio dootoreon the B *rdi«l P, 

.-ion examiners ifl coaviooiog proof i'L 
the malodorous coiyoral is or was tl 
identical boy deicribed by a populi 
minstrel. Tha father of this youngster 
much conccrneu r.bout choosing a 
vocation tor him an J devised a plan to 
determine what he wa9 fit for. The 
Id gentleman placed on a (able In thf 
family-room a Bible, au apple and a 
-ilver dollar. His idea was to send the 
Hoy into the room by himself, wait a lev 
minutes and suddenly open thodoor *o 
observe what he was doing; If the 
youth was readirg the Bible, the father 
reasossd that it would indicate an ap- 
titude for the ministry and he would 
make him a pretchei; it he waseatin; 
the apple he would bring him up us i 
farmer, and herfwas fingering the 
money he would give him a business 
raining. Carrying out preliminary 

r 



lili-llL , U 

I'onsistsofa two story front of six 
pej dining room, 
I gardeu with 



rooms and hall 

□eluding pood 



mil .. 



New onib Hotel 

. M ;fNT T"EKNOV, Kv. 

liiifrtriic 



V'anddvpool House, 

crah ORCHARD, ky 
Tbbj hotel u situated on the scud 
eldeef thf L. AN. K. It, opposlb 
the depot, and still maintain! its I'm • 
reputation. All trains met with an 
omnibus. Charges reasonable. Uy 1 



W U'CIiUM. O.O. WILLIAM 

MaLURE & WILLIA Mi, 

ATTORNEYS AT LA ir 



a bo 



pri 



that they can 
a connection with 
the most desirable 
the mountains for 
lence combineu. 



seperntely   
 ther, and 
property i 
iC33 ud r. i 



arrangements of his schemes the ex 
'ant father walked into the room aud 
beheld the boy sitting on the Bible, 
muoching|the apple and with v the dollar 
in his pocket. With a look of disgust the 
parent exclaimed: ''He's a S-fi hog; 
I'll mal e him a poltician!" And the 
boy gre w t p u be a Penciou Com- 
missioner. — Courier— Jo urnal. 

A train in Arizona was boarded by 
robbers, who went through tho 
luckless passengers. Cme of them 
happened to be a Hebrew "drummer' 
from New York, wlia* \\heu his/turn 



calyear, July. 

The'.mau who S7ent into Oklahoma 
with a '/agon load of ooffius has al 
ready found a uge for some of them 
'He got stranded where there was no 
wood, and he had to break them up 
for firewood. 



O. P. Lewis, a New York clerk, 
,vho couldn't support his mother in 
the style he desired, sent printed invi- 
tations to his irienda to attend his 
lateral, and the*, in full eveui g 
drefs. drowned himself in the reser- 
voir at Central Park. 

One of the Danmara's passengers de.. 
•lares that he over heard a cuuver.a- 
liou bet wee* officers of the lost vessel.iu; 
wLicch they indicated in a most decided 
nauuer that the DaDmark had put to, 
sea in a deplorable condiiion, and that 
she would never reach her destination. 



!00 

Vut rapidh} took $4 from piln and 
placed it in his p icket, What do you 
mean by that V asked the rober, as he 
toyed irith bis revolver. Hurriedly 
came the answer: "Mine freut, you 
surely vould not refuse me 2 per zent. 
discount on a strictly cash transaction 
like dis?" 



Henrietta (lecturing her wayward 
cousin(— "Some young men never ean 
say 'No.' * 

Jack (unnbashed — ("And some 
girls can never say 'Yes.' " 

Those gloves are all right and I I 1 
not send them back, " ? aid an irate 
dry-goods merchant. 

'All right ire they? Well there is 
certainly one of them that is not all. 
"Which is that?" . 
'The loft one." 

'Say, pa, 1 thought you ^aid the 
other day that the ichthyosaurus was 
an extinct animal." 
"So I did, son." 

"Well, it is not, or else moiher 
dont kuow what she is talking about.'" 
"Why my son?" 

"Because I hea^d her say to 51rs. 
Maloney over the back fence awhile 
ago tha t she would drop in as soon ei 
her old lchthyrsaurus came home V 
mind the baby." 



Our milinery i Is are no* open 
Prices h wer tha «  r k i n in Mt 
Vernon before. I   ie Sov.der. 



A man entered Collins & Son'i 
I auk at Ventura, Cal., and worked, 
the poverty pistol-dynamite racket 
the cashier. MaCarthy, the would-be, 
deeperedo, than seized a tray full of 
money aud got on his horse. The 
Sheriff ran' attar him with an empty 
shotgun and he surrendered. 

A special to the Csuriei-Journal 
from Columbus, Ind., says; A citi. 
i-ien of Harrieon county, learning of, 
the recent mad dog scare in the north-' 
ern part of this county, has sent di- 
rections how toprevaut rabies in dogs 
to gentlemen of this city. 1lis letter 
of directi ns is as follows: ' 

••All dogs !:ave a small white worm 
at tho ro«t of the tongue on the under 
vide, and ruuaing lengthwise. This 
worm is the source of all hydrophobia; 
take it out and your dog is safe. The 
operation is easily performed by in* 
sciting a common shoemaker's awl 
in (be middle and p illiug it thn ugh. 

i l ave seen it done many times. A ■ . 

'o . . writ iiavlN, Jr. w.Bjct Wttok, 10 IimhIi  hiifh, ' f\i, v.... . . . » ...ii, „ wi.«t ,.f 

Scotct.maii tanght me the secret about U-y.;„.„i ( |, , lf . tV |,. and action.  in,i , N " ,ul 1 1-2 ,w ' ,MWlst 1 " 

titty yerrs ugo. He said that the ^ L' ^i" J ';"''*• «•'»"'.? !W # : ;', ml f,, ° m ** [ i tmn U '^IrtW * V"****™ 

, prWo. wa/ generally followed in U« ^" '"^ ,   ** H ^ -« ^ 

^Scotland, and that maa d^g outbreaks A " ^iVw w*ȣ W ^ ^ il " 



BRODHEAD BROOM FACTORY 

W. S. CUMMINS, Propr. 

Brodhead, Ky. 

rtrst-cli-4 Hue nf liruyin". 
•la— Ki-ooms .a nit |.rifoH. 
promptly u ttomlnt t  , Givn mo a 



Mniiut'iii-t 



GRIT DAVIS Jh, 

W ill make llic iin -cnt .ra«on 
1-^ inil.  w.Mof Mt. \\rn.»i 
iil  * i ant at RnxUieud at 

.iw To IxsL iti: A Livixii 



HT VERNON FLWfCBB 

mm 

'1 he signed alao offer for sal 
the pro* rl1 ' knowu as the Mt. Ver- 
non Furuitoiv rSt .y, now in good 
running order and \\ 11 prepared to 
manufacture clu-iij' and medium 
Furniture ami Other wood 
work in all detail 
equipped with a circular saw 
mill, planing and tl coring machiue 
cut-off and spliitiryr ;nvs, band and 
jig scroll saw, tenoning, mortis 
ing and boring machines, friezer am' 
groove-saw ro^, rounding machines, 
clamps, &c. New and ample water 
tacilities have bee. i r iv t'.y adiltd tc 
the works; and being situated conven- 
ient to almost evt ry variety of timber 
in abundance and having an establish 
ed tor trade all i»s products, make this 
ipportuuity to run a manufacturing 
establishment profitably with moder 
ate capital. 

The object of this sale 
is to Moss a partnership 

w&S\&& ,JG tobfht 
as a ivhoM^sep^rately 

exeh'inge for Louisville 
City property. For 
further info? motion , 

Address 
Jas. Mabbt, f 
J. E. Vowkls, { 
Or J. B. Fis it, Pineville, Ky. 



Office 
attenti 



MT VFKN'0 , KV. 

in cui: f r*IUM| pard. Spocin 

■rivt-i. o ■ llevtidn . 



Mt. Vein op, 



Land For Sale 

T have placed in my bands some of 
the choicest mineral lands in Eastern 
Kentucky. Parties thinking of invest 
ting will do well to address me befoie 
urclmui g, f make thisa specialty 
W. A OWENS, 
London, Ky. 



SAW M'LLF 0RSALE1 



yoke of ratilr. ;. iituliti, 1 ln r-f. ■ ■ •   - 1 'i ill 
(•oinplcti-, ami in y furui of alio ;a-,a^ of knot) 
hlllil well tllllbi l i (1. Will m;1I ptivatfly. 

MA UT SMITH, 
\ Sywood, Ky 

Land For Sale 

I have placed in my hands some 
good farms ooi. taing from 27 to 150 
acres, which I will sell cheap on easy 
terms. J.H. ALBRIGHT 

18m3 Brodhead, Ky, 



Jackson ^oms 

IX)NDO\, KY. 

;iF. B. RILEY, PROPRIETOR 

This old BU i w V.-Un vv i h -.t ■', 
still iiiaintaiiiio- its fin - rep Hal i 
All trains met. 8pi c si all 
lion to ilie traveling public Chan 
readable. i) l 



.J. G. CARTER, 
ATTORNEY AT I 

MOUNT VERNON, KV. 

Office in Court Squa 



D I . 8. BURDETT E, 
Occulist and /Jurist 



I h*i 



M(.|llf 



Special a: 

lion ie given to the trratrueui •■ 
diseases of the eye and ear. Na 
•rnd addresses of patienta cured giv.i 
on application, if desired. 




Dr. A. Or, LOVELL, 
Physician and Surgeon 

MOUNT VERNON, KY. 

Office North Side of Main St. 

S. C. DAVIS, 
'/ Physician and^Superi^i- 
' tendentof Schools', 

MOUNT VERNON, - KENTUCKY 
Office first door below MoKilUie'l 
store. Having made a special study i.fdis. as- 
es of children, I am DOW Ofepftred to traat 
theinafter the latest and most aunruved tlic- 
ory Thanking the  . 

Tora, i " 



the fi 

bev oalld. 



u'"a"Vil...| 



J. J . BROWN, M D. 
Physician, Main Street 

MOUNT VERNON, KY. 
Call at l'ostollbc, or residence ba ck of jai 



W. B. ARMEND-T, 



Dentist, 

CRAB ORCHARD, KENTUCKY 
All vrork and Satisfaction 
Guaran eed^ 



Dr. W. li. PIGrG, 
Physician and Surgeon, 

BEKEA, K\. ~ 
Will be at Wili 'i; every Wedne* 
day night until futther notice. Specin 
attention given to chronic disease 1 ' 
and diseases of women. 



Farm For Sale 

J want to tell my farm at cook's itutton. 
ContainB about Ml acres, well watered and 
well improv, d. Terms reasonable. 

$6 . L  myi:ii 



Farm For Sale 



At Croochland ? Ky. 

T keep alwaya on hand a full line of j,"oods 
usually kept in a Country store, and am a I 
ways veiyMixious tOaXUuenga them for (,'iitili 

I bare ai*o »n baad about ijo.ouo feet of 

poplar lumber that I want hauled from mill 
to rail road at Bltttfa creek. 

12 W. I).Mc(a:ntK 



J. WILLIAMS. J. Ki WILI.Ltt! 

J. J. WILLI AS SOX, 

BKALKKS IN 

MERCHANDISE, 

Including 



Drv 0« 



B 



H hi, Ca'iH, Cli-tnHijr, Htrd'Nre, 
Tin-, HOiidflti* :t"ii (-1 1- ms- 
warc nai eveiyuii g 
kept in a 

Gctr Store 

■MOUNT VERNON, 'KENTUCKY. 



Lea ds the W orld 

The SIMPLEST. The BEST. 
AffentB wanted In Uneecapied Ter- 
ritory. Write for Termi. 

American Sewing Machine Co. 

% 141 Weit Sixth Street, » 
U.NUJSATI, .... OUIC. 

ee* * wtt ifB; Aejen/jg 

THE ODELL 




•nine' a koi  i ' [TerutoV, 0 

niontliN, 

,000 otfiTed my operator who i do bet- 

wwi-k villi a T pe U'iiIit tlian tlial pio- 
(liieed by the (ll)KI.I,. Ij-lieliible A-enU 

n wanted, Spiidid Inducumeiil 

'•' '"• fair I, Livin- elidoi-e 



landSah'-s 

to i)oalerH, 

UieilU, fa . ,iddre„ tilt) 

ODELL TXm VVUITKItL'u. 

O. Box B, Leka (Jeneva, Wis. 



PIMPLES 



l will innll(FHKK) on 
Amp, ii re.-iepe tor a Ml 
HALM tn u will RKUO\ 

HiMi'Lt , iii.iik in; 

Lie., louvliix tll« skin 'mi 



fill. 



with (bit . 




P MOUNTAIN SIGNAL 



•MR** 

Mrs Jos. R. Baker it very sick. 

Our i aopl« are now all busy; either 
l»teliDg tan bark, larmiug or logging. 

About a week ago James E. Ferrill 
weot to tbc bouse of Henry Rainey 
and took therefrom one suit of clothes 
and one pair of Cougreas ahoes, Mr. 
Raiaev offers $25,00 reward for hii 
delivery to McKte jail Good people 
would do well to look out for him 
Jfc is a dead boat. Hag sandy colored 
hair, blue ejed, fair, sink i* left cheek 
caused by tooothach., fjye feet nine or 
ten inches high, apare made, abort 
t-audy muataebe, tolerably bad coun- 
tenance and a native of Tenneseo. 
About five or six yeara ago he married 
a step-daughter of Jasper Rickclls. 
Jtickells lives between Mt.. Vernon 
and Purcell echool hou^e. We WllUi 
this in the interest of all good citizen 
who may come in contact with him. 



Died, on the 20th, Babe Mcl'heraon, 
of consumption. 

Prospects for fajtt ira good, provid 
.ed the catapillars don't eat the treee. 

Mrs. Jane Parson and Mrs. Lily 
Taylor wero visiting Mrs T. Fish 
Friday. 

David B )binson nas moved to the 
house vacat. d by Wm, Proctor, on 
Wm. MeNew'a farm, 

Charley Ilolaway has reuted und 
and moved to the house whers Jasper 
RicV.els formerly lived, on Anderson 
Proctor's farm. 

There will be preaching in the 
month of May at the following t imes 
and places by Rev. J as. M. Chesnut: 
On the first at Calloway school- 
house at 11 o'clock a. m.j ou the sec- 
ond at Macedonia at 11 o'clock a. m.; 
ai 3 o'clock p. m. the same day at the 

Oove^ school-house; M the the third at i iir e i u ne ed of a good blood purifier, 
fc'ingmton Valley mJj 1 o'clock ajm,:. 



We 



"Could you g\»e a man a liftf" a*k- 
ep a seedy-looking man at the deor oi 
vn tin building. "Vertaiely; Uke 
the.elovatar at the end ul the hall." 

Containing amoral: "V an i 'i you 
knocking at the ,:ide door a moment 
ago?" iiquired 8t. Peter as he cau 
tiously opened the main entrance. 
Yea, sir." if 
Well, yeu catft 
have bo uia for people 
side doors." — Epoch. 

A fair Division of Labor. — Km 
ployer (to new clerk) — "This package 
of money you've- just counted is two 
five-dollar bill* short.' 

New Clerk— "Hew do you know? 
You said yea hadn't counted the 
money.", 

"I said that to teat your hoaeaty. 
I hardly know what to do about it." 

"I can help you eat; you take me 
into partnership, and I'll do the steal- 

ing for the firm and you do the lying 
and wo '11 make thiegs hum.— Tew 

Siftiuge. 

Williamsburg Drug Co: 

Qcutlemen. — About one month ago 
I felt rou down aud experienced a lota 
ot appetite aud my energy began to 
flag. 1 took one bottle ot Havis' Iron 
Touic prepared by you and at once no- 
ticed a great improvement and change 
for the better, and by the time I had 
tinished the bottle my appetite wag 
completely restored and felt in my us- 
ual good health. I take great pleas- 
ure iu reccommending tiiis preparation 
to those needing a ffrst-clasi tonic. 

Very truly, N. P. Smith 
Williamsburg, Ky., Dec. 11, 1888. 

B. C. Davis, Agent. 

 \ Uda&tt burgh Dug Co. 
Gentlemen: — J have used a bottle ot 
your Keet's Specific and am so well 
pleased with its effects, that I feel it 
my duty to tell you so and recommend 
it to others. I find that it improved 
my appetite and removed ell sluggish- 
ness of feeling, and also improv my 
complexion. It is the best blood pn- 
rifier that I have ever used, and I 
cheerfully recommend it to these who 



W. H. JACK HON A CO., 



L.&N. 

.Louisville* Nashville R R . 
THROUGH TlilONK LINE 

SOU^flJfe WEST 

Pullman Palace Sleepers. 



on the fourth at tb=  Chesnut Ridge 
church at 11 o'clock a. m. 



Williamsburg* K^Dec. 11, 18! 

S. (T. Davis, / 



J, k .Smith 
*t, 188 J 
Agent- 



Col. Dan S. Lamont has bean elect 
ed v ecret-.\ry of the New York Land 
and Improvement Company. 



Jn a collision between two freight 
truius ot the Cincinnati Southern road, 
near 'Jleumary, Tenn., Wednesday, 
two men were killed and another fatally 
injured. 

Three strikers were fined £500, 
$100, and «25 respcctivelyat Pittabur^ 
ytsierday, fer contempt ef court in 
interfering with workmen who ^ ere 
UUi r protection of the law. 

Charles E. Wuudruff, formely Secre. 
tary of the Republican Club of New 
Britain, Conn, has confessed to hav- 
ing forg.'l papers to the amount of 
$40,000 on various State banks. He 
tried to do business without capital, 
and resorted to crime to sac ure the 
necessary money. 

Charles C. Reid a youn^ lawyer, 
and James Lucas, a prominent business 
man, both of Morrilton, Ark., have 
been corniced at Littll Rock of inter, 
feriug with the judges at the plummer- 
ville, Ark., election last November, 
and will be sentenced to-morrcw. The 
result of the trial created a profonud 
Sensation. Recent evnts indicate that 
had these men been Indiana Re- 
publican?, they would never have been 
convicted. 

vou~ o e. w Vot AITCHV 

At thisseaaou of the jrear to be 
Witboai good reliable diarrhoea 
balsam in Ulfl house, as crimps, colic, 
diarrhoea und all inflammation of the 
stamach and buwela AM exceedingly 
dangerous if not attended fo at once. 
One bottle of Beggs' Diarrh ea Balsam 
will do mors good in cases   f this kind' 
vhan any other medicine on earth. We 
guaranteed S U. Davis, DruggiBt. 



Probably no one thing has caused such 
general revival of trade at M. C A D.N. 
Williams rugstore as their giviugaway 
to their customers of so many free trial 
bottle? of Dr. King's New Discovery 
for Consumption. Their trade is simply 
enormous in this very valuable article 
from the fact that it always cures aud 
never disappoints. Coughs, Colds, 
Asthma, Bronchitis, Croup, and all 
throat and lung diseases quickly cured. 
You can test it before buviug by getting 
a trial bottle free, large size 91. Every 
pottle warranted. 



The transition from long, lingering 
and painful sickness to robust heltb 
marks an epoch in the life of the ind- 
vidual. Such a remarkable event is 
treasured in the memory and the agency 
whereby the good health has been at 
taiued is gratefully blessed. Hence it is 
that bo much is heard in praise ot 
Eleetric Bitters. So many feel they owe 
their restoration to health, to the use 
of the grate Alterative and tonic, if you 
are trouble with vny diseas of Kidueys, 
Liver, or stomach, of long or short 
standing you will surely find relief by 
use of Electric Bitters. Sold at 50c 
and 1| per pottle at M. C. & D. N 
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Jrugstnn. 



A* vice to "Cothar*. 



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NERVOUS DEBILITY 
A gentleman having been cured o 
Nervous Probation, Seminal Weak 
i Premature Decay, aud all the 
evil effects of early indiscretion and 
outhful folly, is anxious to make 
no wn to other.-; the simple mode of 
SELF-CURE. To those who wish, 
and will give him their symptoms he 
will send (free) by return mail, u cpv 
onthe reciepe so mccesstully used in 
his case. Addrss, in confidence, 
James W.Pi.nkney, i'2 Cedar St.. N. 

8yl, 

WHY IS IT 
That people linger along always com 
ilai'nig about that coutinual tired feeling 
)ne' bottle of Beggs' blood purifier and 
blood maker will entirely remove this 
feeling, give them a good appetite and 
regulate digestion. S. C, Davia, drug- 
iget. 




'EED AND 

Sale St«,T  le, 

London, JO* 

Quod turnouts and saddle hones al 
ways for hire on reasonable terms 
nondon is the most convenient poin 
Lo the railroad from which to reach 
points iu the Mountain Section. 



to NilHllVlllft, 

MeiM|khlit. 

Atliani*. 

Montgomery, 

Little Bock 
Mobile trad New Urlenne. 

Only on* change to point* In 

Arkansas and Texas. 

EMIGRANTS 

-ec king homo, uu lik line oi tun. load will recel* 

■paclal rate.. 
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inja Fi st^Class Ke tnii DflgmtW, 
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UND ERTAKER, 

MT. VERNON, KY.. 
Keepe fine Coffins, Caskete, Robes, 
Linen Bosoms, Cuffs and Collars. A 1 
a full line of hanckuade ooifnas, 
trimmed and covered eitbet in velvet 
or cambric tn suit parties. Prices 
reasonable. Orders by telpprnph 
promptly attended to day or night. 20 

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Ci Iff; 4th iliiu »jy' Imp. Napoleon: titli dam 
l.y T.inpe-i: lith dam 1^ Ti-i-r: Tit. dam l.y 
liy liarnaliv'-i I rom. dc Mh thim l.y CannonV 



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And thou troubled with ucrrousneu retultlnf 
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—OF- ' 

ML C. : *fc D. 3T. WILLIAMS 

MOUNT VERNON, KENTOCKY, 

Is Headqtiar^ For 




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_ new n^^rsnr. cotrir. 

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JNAS3f KEKZlE. 



MEENZI6& 

Cash j)calcrs In — — . _ 

Dry Goods, Notions Clothing: 
hardware Gr-esrieS a^ii 



kept in a 
GENERAL STORE. 

South Side Main St., Mt. Vernon, KcntiUiky 



2 2S: Mainui.ri! 211 1-4 Itulu-it II., r. 
trial 2:14 -t\A other ftist ones. 

Ahdallali I'ilnt-MHH Hirwibv Alexil 
dallah; M .lain naHnda l.v Maml.V 
He sired IVtr.rd 2'18 1-4, Ked dim 1 
Alcxandrri AbaHaU (rfoil of lt}«( 



siro Dextri 2 IT 
(ioidsmilli maid 214; Major 
in turn sir. id Robert Moors 
Bonnie MoOreRor t 10 1-4 &e 



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1 sired bv Alex 
. ho by fjty, htU 

u|id dam 



Man,!. I vi.. Chief, the nh*! 

•Chief, , Jr., *iv 
. . 1-4, and V Mttmbr 
.... ilrcd London 2 241 1-4, and :i otheis in 
2aian.ll.ett.-r an., a No sired the dam* of (illy 
Will..- -J I.- 12. liar..,, Wilkes 2 IN and the 
damn of IS others wiUi ret'ord* of I 30 and bet- 

BtWfflltaad th« *e:wonof 1888 at our l.iv- 
erv Su.hle in crab Orchard at 

•10 to zMffasa a living ooz.t 

W  will also stand our Jack, 

Black John. 

At SEVKN DOLLAKS to inaure. Sea-oa 




1BE WISOs 

WHY DON'T ';tOU.BUT A 

pmm um ORCrAN 

When the piCM afo U»^i tue ten1 ^ so easy [and 
bettei* iiirftriimotits ave made. 

Write for catalogues, prices and terms, which 
be sent free. Address 
D. B a JUHXSON & CO. 

criKoiksTtt, - '■ *- o1 



The Mountain Signal 

Published Every Friday. 

MT. VERNON. I KENTUCKY 



THE FIRST MEMORY. 

It Is my Curliest mnmory: 
Hr^incl, * y vicwlcw sunliRht Itis-.ed, 
J-.le», glimmering, the golden mist 

That bidet, For erar hides, from mo. 

The fairy land of infancy! 

The ^atc unv of our narrow yard 
My hahy leel from roving barred. 
One .hiy 1 found it IWlfagtai wide; 

M.V freedom was, at last, my own; 
I pressed triumphantly outside, 

And stepped forth in n world unknown! 
Act.-, the way. a Held of corn 
Wii- rattling in the breezy morn. 



 it; overhead 
The losg green leaves tholrl): 
(No eastern p.ilm, to-day, to me. 
So proudly tall would seem to be 1) 

While, ii. the sheltering shade beneath, 
The silk Icing from each emerald sheath. 
At OSCt inv dimpled hands were full— 
What joy the glistening threads to pull, 
And hear the treasure home to show ! 
_ When, lo. 
I could not find tho way to go! 

I wandered helpless here and there; 
The long, preen leaves with rustling sound. 
We re bendiriR. swayii g. all around; 
They whispered terror in my ears;— 

"Where had I come' O where? O where?" 
Myall, my baby all, seemed lost, 
Since I the door yard pate had crossed. 
With trcmhllng limbs and blind with tears, 
And lifting piercing shriek on shriek; 
That still to me seemed faint and weak, 
Of all earth s creatur. s most forlorn, 
I stood amid that waving corn- 
When on my brow 1 felt a kiss, 
Warm, loving arms were round me prest. 
And In an eestacy of bliss 
J lay upon my mother's breast! 
It is my earliest memory: 

When all looks dark, around, above. 
Anil seems a parable of love! 



STOKIES OF SHIPS. 

Tho MyBtorious Fato of Vessels 
Never Hoard From. 

T suppose thai a hundred ships COtaC 
anil go when ono is lost, hut when one 
rellc-ds on tho dangers to which they* 
sire exposed he must marvel that SO 
many escape. I saw a list of thil- 



ls the . 

ingfrom American, English and French 
ports, and the fate of each waa un- 
known or guessod at. Say that half 
of thorn foundered in miriVncean, five 
were run down in oollisio/n, five more 
wore wrecked on capes or/shoals whero 
all hands perished, and/ what became 
oflhe rest. Say that tlirco of the rer 
mi) ; nder /Jerrs destroyed by lire, a,nJ" 
-^haTtafe shaTl^^Yi't^o' tKTitffTet- 

port to begin her voyagV she ia ex- 
posed to danger, and though a sailor 
may bo over so bravo and hardy, he 
can not shake off the knowledge that 
ho lives on the verge of tho grave. 
There are gales, and fogs, and colli- 
sions, and fire, and hidden roeks, and 
powerful currents; and- so I repeat 
that it is a marvel more sailing craft 
are not added to the lonesome list of 
missing which is recorded year by 
year. 

In the year 1855, as the British bark 
Lord Oldham, of which I was second 
mate, was approaching tho Canary 
Island*, and when about 180 miles dis- 
tant, we were caught in tho tail end 
of a cyclone and badly knocked about. 
We got out with some slight loss and 
a great deal of discomfort, and wore 
bearing up again to our course when a 
great calamity happoned. Half an 
hour before midnight, while tho bark 
was doing her best under a fresh breeze, 
n sudden and groat shock was felt. 
Her masts went by tho board, and, as 
1 reached the deck, a minute 
after the shock, the hull seemed 
to split open from stem to stern. 
I had gone below to get a glass 
of bitters, leaving the deck only 
thirty seconds before the shock eamo. 
1 was knocked down and confused, but 
it could not have boon over sixty sec- 
ends before I regained tho deck. It 



one shock, and the whole bowi 
bark were crushed in by it. 
Three years later, while off tho 



Banks of Brazil in a Small Engli 
anoti 



llsh 



ihip called the White Cloud, 
strange thing happened. I was first 

mate of this ship, and about ton o'clock 
In the forenoon, tho weather being 
vory fine and tin- wind light. I had all 

the men on di e], sotting up tho "rig- 
ging, si  ttie of which had slackened 
fe Way. A man aloft suddenly hailed 
the deck with the information that a 
largo whale was bearing down on the 
ship, head on. We were a merchant 
vessel, 'and the sight of ;i whale had 
■st for us. We went on with 



irk for 



four 



ii iron 



when the man again hailed me 
"If that fellow holds his c( 
will be dead on to us, sir. 
big fellow, and coming like 
steamer." 

I ran forward to get a look, and tho 
sea was so smooth that I had no diffi- 
culty in making out the whale. He 
was still a mile away, coming down at 
about steamer speed, and holding a 
course as straight :i% if somebody 
aboard of him was steering by com- 
pass. I was not a bit alarmed, expect- 
ing to see - him show flukes every 
moment, but the captain eamo on deck 
and ordered tho man at the wheel to 
break off two or three points. This 
brought the whalo on our port bow. 
As I told you, I expected to see him 
sound every moment. It was astonish- 
ing that he had not discovered us long 
before. I could scarcely believe my 
eyes as he held on. and by and by we 
hud him alongside. I am telling you 
the Vruth when I say he actually 
rubbed us as we passed each other, 
and the odor of him was so rank that 



That 



of the 



tried i 



vas ninety feet long if he 
was an inch, and he had a head on him 
like a brick wall. So far as we could 
see he was carrying no harpoons and 
had no fresh wound, but he was moss- 
grown and barnacled as if ho had 
knocked about for a couple of hundred 



The fac 



ion I 



eaded v 



?hii 



s ]UI 



be   



with a. lot of ruflle from 
the decks, and amid the frightened 
cries of the men, and a quartor of an 
hour later, when I had lushed myself 
in the cross-trees of the mainmast, I 
could not get an answer to any of my 
falls to the rest of tho crew. How it 
w as that all were lost I never could 
make out. There was radio enough 
to have Heated 5(H) men, and my watch 
were oertalnlyall wide awake at tho 

moment of th.*. collision. The only ex- 
planation I can give is that they were 
somehow caught and crushed. I drift- 
ed during the rest of the night, and 

was picked up in the morning by 



bo 



By 



I drittei 



Tho 



fate of the bark could only havt 

guessed m. 

What did she collide with? 
lookouts Wero OB the bow, and alert, 
ni.d (he night so char th.it a ship 
OHUld have bean seen ■ mile away, 
The 'hart showed clear water for a 

hundred miles about, and we must 
have run full tilt upon some vessel 



fell to congratulating ourselves over 
the close shave. 

We were perhaps a mile apart when 
the whale slewed around. The moment 
wo discovered what he was doing we 
knew that he meant to attack. The 
^eezo hjtd now died away Until we 
coul'. 1 BfS Tiope lo'Ttbdge hitft? and he 
had not yet fairly turned when we 
dropped tho yawl from the davits and 
ran her alongside to tho bow. Two 
men were ordered to get water and 
provisions into her, and as the whale 
headed up for us we went off before 
the breeze to give him all the room we 
could. Three or four minutes sottlod 
the question of whether he was after 
the ship or sailing his own course. He 
headed up for her, coming faster and 
faster, and when he was two cable's 
length away there was a great 
white wall of water rolling before 
him, and his speed was from eight- 
een to twenty miles an hour. Ho 
struck us full on the starboard 
quartor, and tho shock was as if two 
ships had collided. Planks and ribs 
gave way before him, and as he re- 
coiled from the blow our ship settled 
down stern first and was under water 
within two minutes. Kverybody was 
knocked dqiwn by the shock, and 
everybody got up to rush for the yawl. 
I was sucked down almost as soon as I 
reached my feet, and after a struggle, 
in which I came out first best by a 
close shave, I was shot to the surfaco 
amid a lot of deck raffle. There wore 
two or three men around me at first 
and as I was heaved up I caught sight 
of tho yawl with at least two men in 
her. The whale was still at hand, 
lying vory quiet, but I feared ho would 
soon bo aroused and attack us in turn, 
nd pad- 



dle, 



r this 



tall c: 



dow 



While doini 
and hung on for twenty minutes, and 
when it had passed I could see nothing 
of boat nor whale. 

That afternoon, an hour beforo sun- 
down, I was picked up by the Ameri- 
can whaler Richard Knox. She al- 
ready had our yawl, which she had 
found bottom up, but had not seen any 
of th. 



I \ 



agal 



only 



t peril. A i 
off Uio, whil 



at no time in im- 
t throe hundred 
njoying a bit of 
good weather, we one morning raised a 
longboat full of men dead ahead of us. 
Indeed, the boat had taken down hor 
sail and was waiting for us to come 
up. There wero nine men aboard of 
her, and they had plenty of water and 
provisions. The Itory they told 
was that they were a part of tho crew 
of a large British -hip which had boon 
burned two days 1. ifore. They claimed 
that all had got ofl In boats, but that 
the boats had become separated in the 
heavy weather. They were a hard' 
looking lot, Oomposod of all nationali- 
ties, and when had taken them 
aboard our captain was by no means 
satisfied with their story. One of 
them claimed to bo second mate, and, 
as the crow/-KiT,; all got off in two 
boats, it was a DuMle that tho first 



into 



and 



Other strange things came up, nnd the 
st ory of the men did not hang together, 
and so all hand- were ordered to keep 
an eye on the fellows. 

We got a good (lantof wind and had 
run down to within fifty or sixty miles 
of the coast when the fellows showed 
their hands. The) bad been allowed 
to mingle freely with our crew, but 
had carefully abstained from a remark 
to indicate that thoy had an evil pur- 
pose in view. Their boat was large 



lwieldy^ 

s rati 



herV.T ■! 



had 



,-ed it 



on watch from • .-lit to twelve, and 

the first three hpura About eleven 
o'clock, as I stood near the man at the 
wheel, I was hailed from the foremast 
with: 

"Mr. Merlin, v. ill you please step 
forward and talc i look at something 
we can't make nut '" 

I afterward recalled that it was not 
the voice of one of my watch, but I did 
not heed tho matter at tho time. I 
started forward and had reached the 
waist of the vessel when two men 
seized me, lifted me clear of the deck, 
and before I could recover from my 
astonishment I was flung overboard 
head first. It was more by instinct 
than any plan of my own that I swam 
for the boat towing astern. Had the 
brig not been sailing close hauled, and 
therefore sailing at a moderate pace, 1 
should not have reached it. It was a 
close shave and as I hung to the gun- 
wale for a moment I heard a great 
bonfuslon on the brig. It was mutiny, 
of course, and I was the first victim. 
My idea was tp evt a board again as soon 

into the yawl, pull her closo up, and 
then shin up tho pi .inter. After an ef- 
fort or two I pulled myself in, and just 
then there were cuths and cries and 
pistol shots from the brig, followed by 
a couple of splashes alongside, which 
meant that two bodies, living or dead, 
had gone overboard. I had hold of 
the painter when it was loosened from 
above and I drifted rapidly astern. 
The fight continued as long as I was 
within hearing. I was out of it en- 
tirely, and could only hope that our 
crew, who wera all good men, would 
overcome tho mutineers in the strug- 
gle. 

After the brig was out of sight I got 
sail on the boat, and followed her to 
the best of my judgment. It was just 
in the gray of morning that I was 
picked up by a British ship bound into 
Rio. It wasn't ao very mysterious 
that we picked up the boat and her 
crew attempted our capture, but it 
certainly was ,p.ieer that from the hour 
she left mo to this day that brig has 
never been heard of. But for my es- 
cape she would have been rated as 
lost and the insurance paid. As it was 
the insurance company contested pay- 
ment, and v\off~Their case in court. 
The insurance of that day, at least, did 



hant i 
ified ( 



i of 



and but for 
the ship would have forever remained 
a mystery. As to why the whale at- 
tacked ii- was made more clear after 
my rescue. The Knox had raised and 
Chased him the evening before, and 
he had been "gallied" or annoyed so 
often during the month past that he 
had become ugly, lie came for us 

with the Intention of sending the ship I 
to the bottom, and he succeeded only 
too well in carrying out his purpose. 

A third mystery was the case of the 
Janet Wilcox, an American brig bound 
for Hlo Janeiro. I was second mate 
of her when Ihe occurrence took place. 

We had bad weather for a good share 
of the voyage, but tho brig was now 



of the cir- 
cumstance and for two or three years 
every sea was under observation, but 
the brig wus never overhauled, nor 
any of her old crew heord of. My idea 
is that she foundered within a fow days 
with all hands, but others differ. She 
certainly did not turn pirate, and she 
w as never heard! of as a wreck. There 
was no such British ship as the men 
said, nor was any craft burned as thoy 
stated. They wiust have been lying in 
wait: but it is queer that they would 
be so fur out to sea in such a boat. 
Taken all in all it was a strange case, 
ami no one 1ms ever got the right end 
of the thread to solve tho tangle.— N. 
V. Sun. 



SWEEPING A ROOM. 

A Domestic Art That Should Ua Aequlied 
Hy All I , U. . , 

Rooms that are carpeted should bo 
frequently swept, even though they 
may not be used much. Especial care 
should be taken to brush tho edges 
and corners of tho carpet with a short 
corn broom. Moths and carpet-bugs 
aro in this way kept out, of u room. A 
sleeping-room should be thoroughly 
swept and dusted overy week, no mat- 
ter how clean it may look. With no 
room in tho house should there bo 
more care taken. It may look nil 
right, but it will not bo fresh and 
sweet without the weekly cleaning. 
Have covers for the large pieces of 
furniture. These covers should be 
about two yards and a half long. In 
most households three such covers will 
bo enough. Three breadths of somo 
cheap print, stitched together and 
hemmed, will make a cover that an- 
swers fcir the largest pieco of furniture. 

First dust the ornaments and small 
pieces of furnituro and put them in 
another room. Now dust tho heavy 
pieces and covor them with the cloths. 
Brush the backs of tho pictures nnd 
tho ledges over the doors and windows. 
Shako out the curtains, if yotuhavo 
drapery, and fold and fasten them back 
from the window, if there be por- 
tieres, take them down, if you can 
easily do so, and shako and air them. 
Take up the rugs and have them beaten 
out-of-doors. When all this [| done, 
sprinkle the carpet with coarse dairy 
salt and then sweep the room, taking 
short strokes with tho broom. Take 
up the sweepings and shake the broom 
OUt-Of-doors, to remove till tho dust 
and lint. 

After the dust has had time to set- 
tie, go over the carpet with a broom 

[ling very gently. This 



PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL. 

— Miss Fannie Maoaulay, who died a 

few days ago at Brighton, England, at 
the age of eighty, was the last sur- 
viving sister of Thomas Babington 
Macau lay. 

— One of Mural's daughters, Lulsa 
Marchesa Rasponi, ia said to bo still 
living, at the age of ninety-two, in 
Ravenna, Italy. She was. therefore, 
nineteen in 1815, when Napoleon I. was 
dethroned and her father shot. 

—Assistant Doorkeeper Basset t has 
been in th- employ of tho United 



r lifty- 



He 



his 



dine-, and was then made the recipient 
of a handsome present, from the Sen- 
ators. 

— E. B. Ball, the nearest living 
f George Washingtt 



tall i 



, Pe 



the 
i BuildtE 



vhere ho sells 



clerks. 



lie 



,llth c 



ightj 



•idor of 



the 



old, 



:ako i 



iind bears a striking resemblance to 
tho Father of his Country. 

-John Wanamaker'S country place 
at Jenkln town is said to absorb his at- 
tention as completely w hen out of town 
as business does at the store in Phil- 
adelphia. He is a liberal entertainer, 
and his hail-fellow freedom and jollity 
are contagious. He has a splendid 
collection of roses and orchids, and his 

rhododendrons are famous in tho 
neighborhood 

—Mrs. Stanley Brown, formerly Miss 

Mollie Garfield, daughter of the dead 
President, is described as a singularly 

beautiful woman, with a .slender but 

almost faultless form. The impressive 
effect of n«r beauty is said to be height- 
ened by "andlsgulsabte suggestions of 
sadness," which have lingered about 
her eyes and mouth ever since the dark 
days Of '81, when she lost the father 



it With 

ills, doors. 



she idol 



 od. 



duster, dust thi 

tho heavy furniture, and after si 
lng them out-of-doors, fold them 
and put them away. Wash the \ 
dows and wash all the spots from 
paint around tho door-knobs, b 
boards, etc. If there be a fire-plac 



Mb the hot 



-The Duke of Westrolnstei 



cord- 



ing. Now shake out tho curtains and 
hang tho portieres. Place tho furni- 
ture and ornaments in position, using 
a pieco of cheese cloth to wipe off any 
dust that may cling to any of the ar- 
ticles. 

No matter how cold tho weather, 
tho windows should bo kept open dur- 
ing the sw^cplnsr -nd dusting. i 

A print Uress and a cap should al- 
ways he worn when sweeping. Cut a 
pair of old stockings open at tho toes, 
and cut a hole in each heol for tho 
thumbs. Draw these over the hands 
and arms and they will protect tho 
hands and sleeves. 

When a carpet is used a good deal, 
as in a sitting-room, after it is swept, 
put two quarts of warm water in a 
pail and add to It three 



of tnrpentbu 



Wring a cloth out of this water and 
wipe tho carpet with it. It will 
brlsrhton the fabric considerably. 

When cleaning a room, nover shako 
rugs, curtains, etc., out of the win- 
dows. A largo part of tho dust Hies 
back into tho room; much of it clings 
to tho house; and if there be any win- 
dows open near by, the dust is blown 
through them into other rooms. In 
either summer or wintor, all those 
things should, whon possible havo a 
good shaking in tho back yard and 
then bo hung on a lino for awhile, to 
got an airing.— Maria Parloa, in 
Housewife. 



—A discussion arose on board an 
Atlantic 1 in,., • a' short time ago as to 
the citizenship of a gentleman at tho 
other end of the saloon. "Ho's an 
Englishman," said ono, "I know by his 

head.'' "He's a Scotchman,'- said an- 
other. '-I know by his complexion." 

"He's a Herman." enid • another. "1 
know by his heard." The young ladies 
thought he !,„,ked a little Spanish. 
Here the conversation rested, but soon 
one of them -noko. "I have it," said 
she. -He's an American; he's got his 
legs on the tabid. •WBoitQH Beacon. 



Soaking Grain in Brine. 

Tho usual method of soaking grain 
in brine to destroy smut spores is as 
follows: In an ordinary wash tub pre- 
pare tho brine so that it will float a 
fresh egg. The seed is then placed in 
the fluid nnd allowod to soak for ton or 
fifteen minutes, after which tho liquid 
is poured into another tub and tho 
grain is spread on tho floor, sprinkled 
with sufficient limo to whiton it, and 
allowed to dry. This process is re- 
peated until all tho grain has bcon 
soaked. While there has long bcon a 
wide-spread belief among farmers that 
soaking seed in brino, sulphate of cop- 
per solutions and other preparations 
would prevent smut, recent carefully 
conducted experiments have demon- 
strated that little or no benefit is to bo 
derived from any such treatment. In 
fact, it has been shown that dressing 
the seed with strong brino or sulphate 
of OOpper solution, especially the lat- 
ter, in nine cases out of ten does moro 
harm than good. It weakens tho 
vitality of the seed to such an extent 
that if they gorminateat all the plants 
they make aro weak and rarely mature 
perfect fruit. — B. T. Calloway, Vegeta- 
ble Pathologist, Department of Agri- 



I'-.v 



i best 



using t 

vigorous ud healthy plants aro so- 
cured: and then by giving good culti- 
vation a good growth is made, and in 
this way largo crops uro secured. 



This Is a pretty big pile, but it isn't 
overstating it to say that there are at 
least half a dozen men in this country 
who could buy out the Duke without 



abode of the Croesuses of the earth. 

- Miss Breckinridge, daughter of 
the Kentucky Congressman, said to a 

Washington writer, recently: "Wo 
once lived at the same hotel with Gen- 
eral and Mrs. Harrison. She is one of 
the sweetest women in the world, and 
will bf very popular. She takes sin- 
cere MMSUre in doing good ami mak- 
ing everybody happy.' We young girls 



to give us a great deal of pleasure, and 
I do not suppose that she was ever 
conscious of it." 

"A LITTLE NONSENSE." 

— A Chicago woman recently mar- 
ried a man named Nail. There is one 
woman, then, whe can hit a .Nail on 
the head every time.— Yonkers States- 

— In Ecuador it is understood that 
tho employer shall board the cook's 
family. The case is similar in Amer- 
ica, only tho employer doesn't under- 
stand it.- — Drake's Magazine. 

—Tho last words of great men are 
all recorded in the books, but the last 
words of women, great and small, 
have always been too much for tho 
historians.— Journal of Education. 

—Rescuer (to man ho has just cut 
down) — "The boys lynched yer, and 
left yer fur dend, did they? Well, how 
do yer feol now?" Half-hanged man— 
"Quite unstrung."— Boston Beacon. 

— Dullard— "Now this is outrageous. 
Here's Casket has charged tho widow 
Jones $. r )00 for her husband's funeral." 
Brightly — "Well, you must always ox- 
pact a stiff bill from an undertaker."— 

Lowell Citizen. 

—The ronl mini lie whistled a mcloiy gay, 
As he tlxed up the scutes in a funolful way. 
And he nodded und snnlod while he caroled 
this lay : 

"As we journey through life, let us live by the 

— Merchant Traveler. 

—Mrs. Temperton — "Henry, father 
wrote me yesterday that ho wants to 
get a typewriter. What is the best 
kind, do you think?" Temperton (im- 
mersed in stock questions) -"I like 
'em about twenty-four with dark blue 
eyes."— Munsey's Weekly. 

—Stranger — "How are base-ball 

prospect* in Terra Haute?" Terra 

Haute citizen— "Bad. All gone to the 
logs, so to speak." Stranger— "Ah, 
that accounts for the sight of so many 

sanlnes with catchers' masks on, 'l 
suppose. "—Terre Haute Express. 

— A gentleman meeting a friend on 
the street I topped him lo condole with 
him on his emaciated appearance, and 
inquired anxiously as to the cause. 
'•Alas!" laid the friend, "I have suf- 

rered for years with walking i 



leeo. 



I have walked out of th, 



nt night, have been saved when about 
to step ttbm an upper window, and um 
now so in dread of fatal results that I 
fear to sleep at all." "An easy matter 
to cure," replied the first gentleman. 
"Take car fare to bed with you and 
you won't walk."— Philadelphia Press. 



Wr.;r. X «h younK, somf years apo— 
lion- many"— well, I do not know— 

i formed a ferlintr very intr-iis   
For a lady youri*. and rich, and fair, 



I wooed hrr lone and tenderly. 

And uskcil myself, "Docs she love me?" 

I thought she did. I » :is ehite 
With hope, for when ibf ipOtM to mo, 
fill" always used the plural "we." 

As though we were in a holy stutc- 
Mated and married, don't vou see? 
Ah mo. how happy we would he! 

Did she love me? Well, I confes* 

I thoupht she d gladly answer "yes,." 

I plucked up courage, asked if she 

Would ho a little wife to me; 

Bhe prefaced her reply with "we"— 

1 almost jumped and kissed her. 
And then she said iti accents free: 
"Ah that, all that can never be, 

But 'we' will he a sister." 
Oh, miserable me; I then did 146 
The pronoun slv had used with me 
Was only editorial "we." 

—Frank l'ciiimon. in Yankee Made. 

FREEZING TO DEATH. 



It Ib Pleasant, But Not So the 
Restoration to Life. 



A -Memorable Nlghl Hide In Mailt* in I 
Cold Winter of 1810- Kcmarknble M 
K-acity IHspluved B  ■ llorse-Kx- 



"FrMM to death if you want to. 
You will like it. But don't let any 
body fetch you to nf,'"in. That will 
almost kill you." 

That was the strnnpc remark made 
Captain R. L. Zely, of Union town, 
who gravely declared that in the terri- 
bly rigorous winter ix;l!l "10 he was 

••actually frozen to death,* which 
declaration he supplemented with the 
above real ark. 

"Tho lirst unow of that sen son . " Mid 

the Captain, '-•fell the Iaa1 week In Oc  
tober, 1839. The last mow of the tea 
•on came May 16, I84(X Betweer 

those tWO dates then' w asn't less thai 
■Is feel of snow on the level all tht 
time, and where, the wind had full 
sweep twenty feet was no lincomm 

thing to tee. We had eight months 
uninterrupted ileighing, and the ther- 
mometer for live months was at no 

time higher than twenty degree! 
above zero, while most of the time it 

■ported between tifteen and twenty 



with a vapidly thickening armor of ice. 

gness ray noble beust must have 
floundered at least a minute in that 
hole before he know exactly what had 
happened. When the situation did 
come to him lie became quiet, threw 
his fore feet up, and lodged them both 
on the ice with a concerted blow like 
a trip-hammer. The tot was thick, 
but beneath that blow an immense 
cake was broken oil' and carried down 
under the edge of tho ice below. Tho 
horse swam onward, dragging tin; 
sleigh with it, through the rapidly- 
freeBlng slush. Once more he pounded 
the ice ahead of him witli his powerful 
fere feel, and again the ice yielded. 
During all this time I was shout lag for 
help, I might, at the Ant breaking 
in of the horse, have turned and leaped 
back to shore, but 1 did not collect my 
thought! In time. It was now too late, 
and even if it had not been I was so 
stiffened by the casing" of ice that 1 
couldn't have moved to save myself 
from death. Tho horse kept on. and. 
Strange as it may seem, broke a chan- 
nel for fifty feet across that river and 
drew the sleigh out safely on t he other 
side. Then he started off at the top of 
hi! speed toward our destination, 
soon struck the road, and away we 
went. 

"1 knew that although one dan 
was escaped a greater was before 
and i urged the horse on. My ale 
robes and my clothing had fro/en 
solid that if 1 had been encased in i 
I could not have been more motion! 
.My horse was naturally jet black, but 
his ley coating made him stand out 
evn, against that frozen mist like a 
specter hone I could not move 



for an hour and then I was pvynouncca 
once more alive. And that coming 
back over the boundary makes mo 
ache yet whenever 1 think of it. 1 
didn't mind the dying. That, in fact, 
was rather a pleasure. Hut the com- 
ing to life! If ever I freeze to death 
again I want it known that the man 
who resuscitates me does so at his 
peril."— HarrUburg Cor. H. Y. Times. 

CHINESE BRICK TEA. 



ell known that most of ihe 



We 



hoofs and the 



I half* 
when I found n 
[could no Ion; 



the 



ud 



nded 



me like thunder claps and w eird, hid- 
eous cries. 1 knew that I was freezing. 

but I labored hard to rouse my. .will 
and Bghl with it against my fata The 
stars looked like great coals of lit- 

althougl 



"This was in Mail 
the Piscataquis com 



I ha 



that 



ud it 



9 that r 



the sloughing vi 
onoofTthcb 

If he hadn't 



ary, 1K40, for me to 
i and look after my 
a long journey, but 
s like glass, anU I had 
loriea that ereMitefc 
idn't been I wouldn't be hen 
to-day to tell what occurred tome on 
thai trip. 

"The second day of my journey the 
weather was its cold as twenty below 
zero could make it, and was grad- 
ually getting colder. I knew I would 
reach one of those queer little villages 

common to the Maine backwoods early 

that e vening. There I intended to 
stay all night and drive on next morn- 
ing to the house of the agent of the 
lumber property, twelve miles further 
along. I readied the village and 
found that there was no tavern there. 

as a private house, but 1 was informed 

that l could not obtain a drop of water 
for my horse in the entire settlement 
There had been no rain since winter 

set in, and there wasn't a well or a 
spring anywhere in t be region In which 
there was a drop of water. The near- 
est water was in the Piscataquis river, 
nearly three miles distant, to which 
what stock there was in the village 
was driven every day to drink and 
enough water was carried back in 

buckets to keep the personal wants of 
the villager! supplied. My hone was 
badly in need of water, and I couldn't 
think of letting him go all night with- 
out a drink. So I ate my supper at the 
village house, and, linding that I must 
drive on to the river if my horse was 
to have his much-needed drink that 

night, l made up my mindthat I might 

as well keep right on to the agent's as 
to drive back to the village after water- 
ing my horse. 

"It was a starlight night, but the air 
was lilled with that peculiar frozen 
mist frequently noticeable in high, 
frosty localities. As we neared the 
river this haze became" more dense, un- 
til finally it was with difficulty that I 
could sec any thing ahead 0( me. It 
was almost like passing through a 
storm of scaly ice. Suddenly — -I was 
thinking that we must be almost on 

water, and the next second my horse 
was (foundering about in water, which 
also covered tho sleigh and the robes 
and myself up to my waist. In that 
thick bank of icy mist tho horse hud 
plunged into tho river below where I 
had been told to cross, and had broken 
throught the thin ice that had formed 
since the ice had been cut away that 
evening to give the cattle from 
the village a pfcoo to drink. The water 
splashed about by the horse soon 
drenched the rest of me, and in lest) 
time than I can tell it I was coated 



■ tbey 
igh tht 



a tn 



could 



r ha 



Russia by steame 

or direct to Odess 



all, owing to a prevalent opinion that 
sea carriage impairs tho flavor, still 
goes overland; but -thvugh Russians 
are in the habit of paying prices for 
tea unheard of in this country, the 
caravans would have little to depend 
on now if they trusted for support to 
Iho tea which still continues to go 
overland to Russia. They rely, how- 
ever, on the carriage of the coarse 
brick tea which is consumed in Mon- 
golia, Manchuria and Siberia. On my 
way back to Pekin from visiting the 
Great Wall, I met numerous large 
armed caravans of camels, laden with 
tea, and often preceded by a pictur- 
esque, fierce-looking Tartar horseman, 
lance in hand, who ghired rather fero- 
ciously at the strang'tT^foreign devil." 
The demand for brick tee manu- 
factured at Hankow, three hundred 
miles up the Yang-Tse-Kiang, and 
Foo-Choo on the Alin, whence it 
Tien-TUn— 1 




is shipped to 
annually Inoi 
of Mongolia, 



—is great and 



Manchuria and Siberia 
m food and drink, while 
ven takes the place of 
currency, the value of articles being 

calculated In bricks of tea. In spite 

of the fact, that this trade is so hope- 
lessly weighted by the enormous 
charges for overland carriage, the de- 
mand is so great that mora than BO,- 



■now, took on the shapes of gigantic 

and fantastic ghosts, siiil I preserved 
all my [lowers of reasoning, finally I 

found myself growing deltclOUSly 
warm. An Indescribable languor, at- 
tended with pleasant visions, took 
possession or me. 1 heard sweet 
strains of music where before only 
tumult and startling cries had as- 
Still, knowing what 
[int, I made one more mental 



ivhieh this rail* 



will 



saHeO ,„; 

all thisn 

etlorl^lo rbake^oir the deadly ^spell. CjjOatu 1111 iinemjt'e^pj^^mh^ ^Coaly / 

"I don't know how far I was awa 
from my destination when I thus froze 
to death, but I was after a time made 



aware that 1 was being called back to 
existence by suffering such torture as 
the victim of the rack might feel. 
Greater agony I OOUld not feel. Sud- 
denly at my feet tho pricking of a 
million needles assaulted my llesh. 
Torturing me at. that spot a moment 
until I writhed in agony, it dashed 
quickly up my legs, stopping an in- 
stant here and there. as if gloating 

witli awful pain slowly upward, until 
It seemed that tiny jets of the flame 
were being blown Into my body, heart 
and brain. The intensity of this 
agony was not constant. If it had 
been I must have, died again. It came 
in torturing waves. Each wave was 

eessor, until at last the storm was 
passed and I found myself a weak, 
■peechleM, limp, and helpless mortal 
lying on a robe before the fireplace of 

my friend the agent. 

"He had brought me back to life, 
but. sis true as 1 tell you. 1 did not 

feel it in my heart tit the time to thank 
him for doing it. Wnen I was strong 



gh to 



old ii 



i that 



after going to bed he was aroused by 

the peculiar and loud neighing of a 
horse. He got up and looked out of 
the window.- He saw a sight that 

startled him a ghostly hone with a 
ghostly sleigh and a ghostly driver— 

in the road before his door." As soon 
as he could recover himself ho hurried 
out. HiSMLVerUig that the horse' .- 
driver wastfff'id, lie carried him to the 
house and laid him on the floor and 
then recognized 
Knowing that if he eculd 
me nothing 
until tho 



■Hand i 



■ill"! 



Kalgan that 
la to say, an amount equal to about 
one- third of the total annual consump- 
tion of Great Britain, it is therefore 
not diflicult to imagine the sudden 
elopment which will take ph 



this 



rado 



crable^ propo 

udvent of a r 
one of the 
commerci 



of the 



icavy 



And tea is only 
 eciiic articles o'f 



sixty miles of the capital, and now 
costs from £.i to %A per ton at l'ekin, 
will probably be reduced in price to 
considerably under £1.— Hlaekwood's 
Magazine. 

THE MODERN PIANO. 

A Condensed History of tli« Evolution of 

tin- Popular i Ml russet. 

The piano, as we see it to-day, is the 
growth of centuries of invention. In 
its infancy it was a harp with two or 
three strings. From time to time 
more strings were adihld, and after a 
while the cithara was born. The 
Olthara was in the shape of tho letter 
V, and had ten strings. 

It took many centuries for musicians 
to gel the ideaof stretching the strings 
across an open box, but somewhere 

about the year 1800 this was thought 

of, and the dulcimer made its appear- 
ance, tho strings being struck with 
hammers. 

For another hundred years these 
hammers were held ib tho hand of the 
player, and then a genius invented a 
keyboard, which, being struck by the 
fingers, moved the hammers. 

This instrument wui«j»allcd a clavi- 

oytherlum, or keyed^Rlbara. This 

underwent some modifications and im- 
provements from time to lime, hi 
Queen Elizabeth's time it was called a 
virginal. Then it was called a spine, 
because the hammers were covered 
with spines or quills, JjMeh struck 0* 
caught the strings oi" wires ami pro- 
duced the sound. From 1700 to. 180v 



AFTERNOON TEA. 



Said Mrs. 0. to Mrs. D. 

('Twao o'er a cup of flno Bohoal : 

" Our pretty hostess yonder. 
Has gained in looks surprisingly ; 



What is the cause. I wonder?" 



Which did 6o much for you and mo— 

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those Chronic Weaknesses and Disease s peculiar to Women; a powerful tonic 
and nervine, it imparts vigor and strength to the whole system. It promptly 
cures weakness of stomach, nausea, indigestion. Mealing, weak back, nervous 
prostration, del.ilitv and sleeplessness. It is carefully compounded by an expo 
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lour revolutionary times played upon. 
I In 1"1\). llRVtoloni.'^Cristofoli. an 
kibe done toward it | Italian, invented u ifr^Phr keyboard, 
and elothin- were . such as we have now substantial' 



thawed 
and hat. 

faiihl'ulijbVbv!.fh!i1 

hii.i-elfwpLjr-ije must stop at tho first 
ho ise i f*'wne. !•  «n that terrible 
night, mfct-vliat my ftta attended wi 

"I!;. :he time the, horse was eared 
for I was in *hapo"wP!be' brought back 
to life, if it could bo done. I was 
»t ripped and ru blxd briskly with snow - 
water for over an hour before I gave 
any evidence thUt'I might bo called 
back. Then another hour was spent 
in tho same treatment when a spoon- 
.ful of brandy was poured down my 
throat. After that circulation of my 
blood began, and so did the ngony I 
described. That buffering- continued 



the tire blaze 1 which caused the hammers totstrifct 
thSr oescuu of tho j the wires from above. i»*tf thus devel- 
had reasoned with | oped the piano. J 



pletcly absorbed the inventive faculty 
of man as the piano. The reason is 
Obvious; it is the tldTsehold instru- 
ment par excellence - Toledo Blade. 

—Miss A. A. Crisp, a famous pro- 
fesiional nurse, who hud received the 
decoration of the royal red cross from 

Queen Victoria, recently married one 
of the physicians of the New Zealand 
hospital, of which she had charge. 
Her wedding gown was tho OOatUfltMOf 
her profession, and the bride maids 
were nineteen nurses, all in uniform. 



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MT. VERNON, KY., MAY 8 f 99 



Col. Dudley, thie man who girWd 
notoriety by purchasing the .electJr.il 
vote of IndiaM in 1880 and again) i 
1 -  8, baa been stmbblcd by the mm 
who occupies the presidential 9 h^i i r , 
which was eectued tor him bv the 
frau ilulent acts of that notorious 
campaign beodler. lie WM accused 
of gyving that the present "had lost 
all his backbone and is too cowardly 
(0 be consulting with tuc." H( denies 
the :ii "Vi and snys he wrote to a friend 
as follows. "Jam afraid you jover 
estimate my influence. Perhaps 
there is no one in the country 'who 
bus done as much for Gen. Harrison 
la the last twenty years 1 have; but 
because our democratic friends dtwn 
Id Indianapoli s have started the hue 
and cry on me. Br j. Ben does not 
seom to recogniie me as an acquaint- 
ance, and conseipuntly I don't take 
dinner at the Whits House u 
alight be expected. I have not bt-en 
in the White House since Cleveland's 
inauguration, a little over fou.1 years 
ago." Judging from the e'oove one 
would natur.-dly conclude /that Col. 
Dudley feels that the preandent is too 
ungrateful, nnd if he could recall the 
paat he wpuld pursue) a di 

.indicated 



Vie do not wish our readers to un- 
derstand that we are disgusted with 
out town, hut some of the drunken 
"sots" who infest it 
night, and the hellish acts of toughs 
that come here on Sa.urdays and "take 
the town," as it were, and raise "cane" 
generally. Our town {s one of busi- 
ness and cnterpru&.an( some as good 
people live in its lm its .jis do any 
where. It only needs \itj or country 
officers to enforce the law. Our town 
is now on the eve of looming, aad the 
rirst steps taken should be to enforce 
the law. Often toughs ennio and defy 

ffieers and ii 
take too tow ik T/ii 
by summonsing Del; 
These are plenty law-loving people 
who would lend their aid and only a 
few "lock-ups" would put an end to 
such 



Ex-Chap\aiu Cuddy ; of the Arizona 
Legislature, has sent 822 30 to the 
coEscieuce fund i:i Washington. I{e 
Mjl he does n»t consider his prayers 
during his term of office worth the 
money he received. A minister oijthe 
gospel should have more faith in pray- 
er than this. If prayer for a respecta- 
ble Legislatiye body, is w^rih nothing; 
no one Will deny that the Chaplain of 
Indiana's last law makers, should bo 
well paid. 

A terrible railroad accident occur- 
red near Hamilton, Ontario, Sunday 
morning. The Bt. Louis exprt. 
jumped the track ae it was panin 

Y" And pluugiug into a water tank, 
pilii.g coaches on each other until 'seven 

ere completely demolished. Seven- 

«n person* were killed outright and 

ounded as many more. 

Liberty is to have a democratic 
newspaper. Mr. l)0Hg)ai, an exper- 
ienced man in the business, has suc- 
ceeded in getting up i-uflicieut atock to 
run it and it will be started soon. The 



The Oklahoma people hare settled 
down to business. The expected right- 
pursue} a ditl'ereut TT'oe, 'J x\. Prewitt and derjocrft'^J mg an d bloo dshed has not taken p!ac, 

" ' £ iSTyT^"'* reprif^KTiirug; 



enterprise is backed by Messrs. ,J 
Boyle Stone, John W. Whipp, George 



How much it 
when he goes tree from an iV^&ent 
returned against him in court? This 
question is suggeBttd by the result ot 
the trials at Indianapolis for frauds up- 
on the ballot at last November elec- 
tion. More than 140 indictments 
were returned by the grand jury, and 
what was the result' Not a man con- 
victed. Three-fourths of them went 
free under rulings of the court that 
the indictments were insufficient: the 
Others were tried and acquitted, And 
jet the fact ot corruption in Indiana 
at the fall election was notorious, 
known and read of all men who were 
about the polls in any of the cities of 
the Statu, and in very many 'of the 
rura communities. The result of 
theet trials is a National scandal. 



■2 ^e one hundredth anniversary 
after . , . 

to sph. inauguration! of . prV. 
I had gushington was celebrated 
of bitte y #r k during the week 
{^JJ* * style. Representatives from 
lt00a ] Mltl of the Union were present 
ends hng military companies, clubs 
was; other organizations. 'Thi 
jjja pa^e was 13 mile* 1od 8 . 

..fsident Harrison and many of the 
dignitaries of the world were present. 
The enthmsiasm was unbounded. 
Thie is a grand old country, a«id don't 
yen let it slip yeur memory. 

In this issue will be found the an 
nouneement of the candidacy of T. J. 
Ballard for the Senate to represent 
:his Senatorial district in the upper 
House ot the next General Assembly 
of Kentucky. Mr. Ballard is a well 
quol M ^ian, poaeesed of the proper 
atuiiwmtii;? t - assure us that be will 
make a faithful member. Ee is a true 
democrat and will, if elected, make a 
record that will bo an honor to him- 
self and his constitueu !«. Here's t 0 
you, edd boy. 

The new city "of Guthrie, Oklahoma- 
had its fust birth two or three dayt  
ago. andj Sunday bad its first death 
from natural causes, ^he uufortunate 



timber have been destroyed and the 
lames are said to be beyond control. 

Mr. Harrison ienoe ill. He Was 
born pale. Dr. Lije Halford knows 
1 the rtato of Mr. Harris's health 
w«ian. ertist for V*\i»t'« 'veek'y. perfectly 



, When Mr. Ohauncey Depew tried 
♦0 awe a free Aincri -an citizen in the 
crowd at New York ' louday by telling 
him that he was keeping an ex-Presi 
den* of the United -Intes away from 
place in the procession, the 
brawny patriot replied: "I don't 
guv a dom if 'he's the President of 
heaven; he shan't squeeze my girl.' 
The so-called ex-l'reaident was Mr. 
Hay*, « f 0'..ie, who had been trying 
to force a UMmub llir mgh the crowd. 

The "pious cups ' who is president 
of these United Stales by virtue of the 
fa.' fried out of anotherj pious enss 
and other tr-m.jnt n pn etices too nu- 
merous to mention, waited till 1 a. m, 
Monday to start with his family. 
members of tba cabinet and others in 1 
magnificent pttttDger train i©r Wash 
ingtou Centeoni; 1 . ' ne president is 
evidently one r f thp creatares who 
strains at a gnat an l swallow^, a cnmel. 
— Interior Jonrnal. 



TheSigual Service will hereafter 
predict the weather for two or three 
days ahead. As they have been sing, 
ularly incorrect of late in foretelling 
the weather for twenty-four Aours 
ah-nd, it is difficult to see what is to be 
gained by the new arr angement. 

The chief feature of the centenuinl 
ball at New York last Monday night 
was the ovation to Mrs. Grovar Cleve- 
land when she . appeared upon the 
stage. She attracted mare atlen 
than any one at the ball.and she isn't 
one ef the exclusive "Four Hundred' 
either. 

The Somerset Republican proposes 
to educate Pulaski's teachers in civil 
goverment, the new adopted study, 
through its columns. This should 
have been taught the voters of that 
county long since; judging from the 
Interior Jonrnal's last issue. 



E. C. Walton, who is visiting scnes 
of his childhood in Ya. is writing some 
very interesting letters to his paper.the 
Interior Journal. His description ot 
a visit to the old home-stead and the 
graves of his parents, certainly reach.-s 
the hearts of all. 



There were only ten full-fledged 
States when George Washington was 
elected. Three oft he coloniesbeld back 
for a time. To-day there are forty 
two States with a prospect of several 
more by 1892. 

It is suggested that clothing from the 
Wanamaker house in Philadelphia cac 
be quite safely sent by mail. P.'?' 
masters will not be suspected of "pti- 
uicious activity" if they gather up 
orders. 

The Greenbrier Mountain?, near 



Pulaski county v almost its large 
aa Texas) only mm 928 delinquent 
tax pays rs, and the Interior Journal 
ein.rks "thatl!Tiv in the class of cat- 
tle that gives the county her repub- 
lican majority." Will not the pious 
editor of the ropul^cau resout this a 1 - 
tact on the "faithful" of Pulayki? 

Looter Tanner appears to be getting 
his hand in. There was, an aggregate 
of .W0 pension certificates issued from 
ffice Monday. At this rate i 
■ •! t ike |ong to get all the boy; 

—Courier Jonrnal. 
«t (wr go, (ialiigher! We are 
getting some of it up here. 

The first rebel)] un in the American 
Kep lllio took place in Pennsjlyania 
and was suppressed by President 
Washington. It is to be hoped that the 
Pennysylvanians in New York Mon- 
day endeavored to be More law-abid- 
ing than their auc .-it ore. 



nuve 1 ?( 

been verified, 

Ool. W. O'ftadmy, Dr. Godfrey 
Hunter and Marshal Burchttt held a 
secret political conference in this city 
Tuesday.— Louisville Post. 

At Chicago, thirteen-year-old Charlie 
Howard &k  l and captured a bur 3 ' lar, 
drove another uue away and recovered 
their booty. 

One million A loilars m gol.l have 
been ordered in ;Now Yorw for ihip- 
mont to Europe. 



Five murdei'f.s were Monday sen 
tenced to be hung at St. Louis, on 
July 17. 

The Samoa 1 Conference held its 
first session Monday* 

■OOKbliffil Va»3 *. 1 Jkx,Tra 

The best Salvo In the world for Cuts 
Bruises. Ho 



cures PUeti 
IvllUaniBi 



It is |oa  
irmone] refunded 
■ or sale by M. c. 



THE PIU HE OF WOMAN, 

A clear pearly and transparent skin 
is always a sign ot pnre blood, and all 
pcrsouB tronbu m& dark, greasy, yel- 
low or bloteboli ikin can rest assured 
that their blood iV" ut of order. A few 
doses ot Ueggs' Blood Purifier and 
blood maker will remove the cause and 
the skin will -.me clear aud trans- 
parent. Try it. Did it satisfaction is 
not given it wili cost yon nothing, it is 
fully Warranted, ■ 8. D. Daiis, Drug- 

**• _ 1 

TO CO«8UMPTIVE8 
The undersigiad having been re 
stored to heahMv simple means, af- 
ter suffering tor several years with 
a severe lima affection, and that 
dread disease Consumption, is anxious 
u make known to his fellow sufferers 
the mean  ot cure. To those \\h   de- 
sire it, he will cheerfully ?eud (tree of 
charge) a copy trf tue prescription 
used, which they will find a sure cure 



White Sulphur Springs, AY. Va , are I f»r Cuusumption, Asthma, Of'arrb, 
on fire, millions of feet of valuable I IWhitis a,, fi^j^^ 
try his Iteraedy, B» U « mvaluble. 



TUofe desiring the prescription 
whieh will cait lhem no hiu ^' m 
may nrove a blessing, will blease ad 
drete, 2nv, Btiwaw A. Wiuod- 

Wllliai».bur«, iCings Couuty. Nn, 
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BRODHEAD TOBACCO. 

Wo wish to in font) our ' fiends M.dtv^cjiuj's that 
arc now carrying an improve^stock of 

TOBAOOS, 

And we soli cit our patronage Natural leaf, goods 1 
special t. 



Syl 



MARTIN & PERKINS. 



DEATH and DESTRUCTION 

To high-priced goods. 




If yoo don't elivo it just step into Albeit ft CV«« store and w, : . 
our fine a .ek of Clothing, 1 1.^u; ;iK . a !i ih hue if  lil'inery »ud Wbil* 
Gods. All will be seldat rock b.tc ft pf.be«. A LUllK i I i Tft C  ). 21 

First NationalBamk. 

Of Stanford, Ivy. 

CAPITA I. STOCK teW.M 

Su;plus ••• II  i 

PIRECJTOBS; 

J. W. Hayden, W. Q. Welch, \. I, ■■ ■.,,• \v. |« Ty* 
F. Ueid. T. V. Hill, John C U,.,., |. .]. i',. iU -, 

S. I Harris, J. e Hooker,  |. J V* I   

We solicit the accounts of I h  t oil zena n| .. . .m-'.c a. 1 ■: • n. 

ilea, assuring them prompt and fa thtul aueuif ii .. -.1 wt*vi *   11 rum»dti 
us. Personal applicat.ii  n aud c reap Mideocc, witb -   u riu»ine»i 
relations, respectfully invited. JJS'O. J, MrliOHKKT*. 1 

J. 8. HOCK Kit. IVe-i .... 



One of the J test Known EoteU in Csnii , ' Ken 

STANFORD, - KENTUCKY ~ - 

E. H. BURNSIPK, Propriet-H-. 

&w&wm7 x.vi) pool e.viiLQm $ t r ? -k-a 

h Fiipr-aAss Lrm sv3vu^c'3^jri^ 

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ALBRIGHT 
Medicine Cf  

SOLEPRISroa^ AND w hole b ale dea lers n 

^TLMIRK ©MIPS 

GOIvTFOUIffD C?OUGH SYRuF 

Cine  ■ DnniM, i.'.n . ,Vc, Ac. and taken Hi Kit ot all othoM to^tho Cot 1 »f P!u-)at\ 
Long DisMaM, 

Albright's Compound Xaivoi? Pila 

SUn dwitloot'i livol ft rIndigtttl0D t p9Uowwss,0oiMtlpatlon, Llver|Di*sesoi,|V».,'*eJ 

Aabrlgh^B Stomach BH esr3 

Purities and *nricho« the Blood aud the;-.- uglily rroovati a the sjwom. 

i.b right's Vermifuge 

Tlio/ wiat.sl w«.riu . xp. 11. i, no er IuiIk win- u wurni* m'P'fi 

'A b right' b Jjtiniment 

Haa.no equal, both tor man and beast. 

Ah if | h*s CatarrhlSnuf f 

ures where other ■remeivie^fail. 
I-he great Pain 0„nqneror, and the Sftfsst fa 1 at Vol H in. le I tt la Ulon pains, ko 

A.mmm^B r mmm tit I vwim 

CurMiu"»iaut.u.e«.i,Iy. -N . m rum :ii u r it i i« ' .-ivi-y ..1 »!»-- !....Mi. 

O- II ALBRIG^iT&CO- s 

SOLE PROPRIETORS 
* 25yl] BABOUWVILI K Y 



T i e. Lincoln National Bank.of Stanpord,Ky m 

'' Soccessohs to Fa km Kits Nat. - Bank 

Is now doin^a general Banking busin'isi and un lor tho «ame inanagrneni 
j Farmer*' National Bank, wiio e charter \uA fXplrel by limitation. 
Any I.u=iuesi e  uft led t » it will •easiva p-om.)t and careful attention. 
Espi c'ul attention given to oolUotl nu ami prom;.; advice n odire I on piy- 

K-lit ot line. 

DIRECTORS 

j.j William*, Jo M Hul, Jot IJ. O/relaf, J. K. Baa^hmia. 

8 J Embrv, J ks. E. Ly n, VVllUant Gi'lOOb, A. \\ . C irp nt l 

' J . r.Ctah. 

I, H. Shank-, Pr*.ub:ut.   J B. Q**Uj, Oa aht. 



Mountain signal (Mount Vernon, Ky.), 1889-05-03

8 pages, edition 01

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