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TRICKY DEVICES IN GAMBLING.
.The looker Itiug, thoSpy, trie Stripper,
' ' 'and Lust, lint Not Leust, the Bug.
UeW.York.' Letter in Bt. Louis Republican,
One of the nowest.toolsis the poker ring,
an ingenious little' contrivance for marking
the cards while playing, in a systematic
iharinor, so that in a half hour one can
tell ouch card as well by the "back as by
the face. Although notgenerally known,
It'is nofr in use by a few of tlufo'ldest and
best professional" players in the country.
It is no secret that in the gaming-houses
marked hack playing cards are used. The
pattern on the back seems innocent
enough until held 'at a certain angle under
the light and then the.difleience between
i the c.urds may be seen. The greenhorn
can not tell the pack from fair cards in
common use; but the professional can tell
m precisely the cards that his opponent holds.
There are loaded dice, which are made in
f exact imitation of ordinary dice. Then
there is the spy, a reflector of about the
jBize of a half-dollar, which, it is said, cari
.be used vith perfect safety, either on the
'table or on the knee.
As for "strippers,,' another device in
cards, a gambler says: "The benefit of
, these cards can not be estimated only in
one way, and that is by the amount of
money your opponent has got ; for you are
' ertain to get it, whether it is $10 or $10,f
000 ; the heavier the stakes the sooner
you break him, and he never knows what
hurt him." "The bug" is a device for
withdrawing from the pack a number of
cards lrom which the player can make up
a hand to suit.
Millions Wasted Vpon a Barren Ilocki
A San Francisco letter in the Baltimore
Sun says: Half a million a month continues
to be spent in barren rock in vain
search of bonanzas in the numerous
mines on the Comstock silver mines, u
Nevada, below an average depth ot 2,2000
feet below the surface of Mount Davidson.
The 5,000,000 daily gallons of water is
very hot everywhere below 1,000 feet, and,
. with a single exception, no large body of
.naying ore has been found below that
level. At this time 'combined efforts are
pushing explorations with fourfold activity,
and streaks of quartz are met in the
'dark porphyry, giving hopes. But the
t fctock market is set back by a new theory of
Expert James Deleven, viz.: "No bonanzi s
will be found where the water has so high
temperature, and all boring is inoney
' thrown away' Scientific reasons are given.
Two of the mines have reached 3,000 feet
in confirmation of this theory, and the
bottom has dropped out of the mining
Recollections of the Capilol.
The wife of a member of one of the
foreign legislations at Washington was recounting
her impression of Ler first attendance
at a session of the House of
Kepresentatives, when one of herheaiers
asked whether it was the appearance of
the members that particularly struck her.
"No," she answered, "I think not."
"Was it their eloquence?"
"Well," persisted the questioner, "what
.was the most characteristic tiling that vou
She.thought a few seconds and then, as
if suddenly recalling something she had
lorgotten said :
"Oh, the jets of tobacco juice."
Oliver Jones, a farmer residing near
Richmond, Ind., fell from his buggy near
Boston, Ind., while intoxicated, and died
from exposure and the ell'ects of his inju
Tnn Kfnth T,Aatn!iin
" What did you do with that letter
that was on my table ?" asked Qua Do
"Smith, of the colored boy who cleans up
"I tuck it to de postoflice, ah, and
put it in de hole."
4 "What id you do that for ? Did you
not see there was no address on the envelope?"
"I saw dar was no writin' on de
but I 'lowed yer did dat ar' on purpose,
so I couldn't tell who yer was a
writin' to. l'se an edicated negro, I is."
The percentage ol recoveries from
'Iribituftl drunkenness (inebriety or
dipsomania) ii one-third under competent
,1 ARRETT S. WALL,
' and County Judge,
Office xn Court House, MAYSVILLE, KY
Will practice in Circuit Courts of Mason and
adjoining Counties and Court of Appeals.
pOONfc & SALLEE.
AiiiM&knihiuers for Mason Cefruty ,
M AYBVILLE, KY.,
Will practice in the courts of MaBdn and
ugcountles. Special attention giv.en to
ectfoh of claims. Remittarices'made'promptly
. Office Third SUeet near Courthouse. Julyl6
ATTORNEY AT IiAW,
OFF1 CE- CO VJi T STREET,
march 11, 1880. MATSVILI.E, KY.
R, TV. 8. Moores, Dentist.
FULL SET OF TJE12TII $10.
r iEETH drawn by 8PRA Y. Of-1
JL -flee Old stand, Second street. -
rii II. N. SMITH.
COURT STEET, - MAYSVILLE, KY,
Gas used in the extraction of teeth
FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
CAPITAIi -STOCK $210,000.
J AMES M. MITCHELL, THOMAS "WELLS
Pkehidknt. Cash ikk.
NESBITT & McKItELL,
A'o.20 SUTTON STREET, - - Mtiysville, Ky.
SPLENDID new stock of Stiiple and Fancy
Dry Goods bough tat bottom prices for.cash.
j5 Lowest prices is our business mdtto.
N EBB ITT & McKRELL.
CHINA7GLASS anrJljUEENSWARE . .
at a small margin above COST. I have just) received
a large stock of new goods jrom New
York and Europe, which I propose to sell out
at a very small margin above cost,
KNIVES AND FORKS,
Clocks and Silverware a specialty.
G. A. McOARTHEY, China Depot,
No. 80-Second Street.
DBstatolis!fa.ed. in. 1Q29.
STOVE and TIN Store
5 W. Seconfl. street, - MAYSVIILE, Ky.,
as successors to Jos. Prank & Son.,
Would respectfully state they are receiving
and will keep a lull supply of Wood and Coal
Cookiug StQves combined of most modern improvements
Wood Cooking and HeatingStovos
of all kind on hand with a full line of Grates,
Holloware, Stoneware, Tin, Japanned, Wood
andWlllowware, which we otter such inducements
that cannot fall to please. "We ask the
mbllc tolcall and examine our stock and see
or themselves. Particular attention paid to
Job work. 5 west Second street, below Sutton.
war2 C. H. PRANK & CO.
TMT P. MARSH.
Examiner for Mason CountV and Tteai 'Estate
and Insurance Agent. Special attention given
to collections. Of lice Court street, MaVsvllle.
BATCHELDER'S v ..,
Ventilated Egg Case.
Patented February 15, 1881.
Indispeijsiblo to Merchants Shippers
The outside frame of this carrier coiitains five
trays, held in plnc6 by fasteners at end of case,
as been in cut. These Trnys are constructed in
reversible halves. The above cut shows one
whole tray filled ready to bo placed in case, each
egg resting in ltd cardboard Socket in such a
manner as to be reu'dily counted, cAndled, or
transferred from tray to tray, or case to case,
For cold storage tills case will store 60 dozen
with racks made to receive the half travs, hence
this Is the cheapest storage case manufactured,
saving largely in space.
The manner of holding the eggs on end prevents
oscillation, addling, or breuagd, and adds
greatly to their freshness when carried long In
storage. Size of 30 dozen No. 1 cases 25x12x14,
weighs 20 pounds.
PRICES IN CHICAGO.
Shipper's Ko. 1, 30 doz. Vnse with Fillers
complete (15 Ornlfl.
Former's No. I, 18 doz. Cnso with Fillers
complete, 55 Cents.
Cnrilbonrel Fillers lor refilling; 20CeiitH.
15 per cent, discount on lots of J00 cases.
Baftclicldcr's Fg Tesler, 1 stilipr O dos.
nt once, saves to buyers ninny
times Mb cost each season.
By special arrangements made by the manufacturers
ot this case most Railroads will receive
them as fourth class freight
The 18 dozen case made especially for Farmers'
use, sent to any address by express, with
out nailing, with full directions lor setting up,
on receipt of 50 cents. Every Farmer and consumer
should have one of these cases.lt will
save its cost every month. Agents wanted in
every county. Address,
J. H. BATCHELOER,
(In ordering mention this paper.)
G9 South Water St., Chicago.
We have reopened our Seed Sfore on
Market Street one door above the Red Corner
Clothing Store and have on hand an entirely
new stock of
"Wo have also Seed Potatoes. Onion Setts.
Greenhouse.nnd Bedding Plants, Fruit and Ornamental
Trees and Cabbage, TomUto and
Sweet Potato Plants of all varieties in season.
Also a full stock of Florists' Goods of all kinds
at wholesale or retail.
made to order at shoit notice.
I24imdaw C. P. DIET RICH & BRO.
Front St., 4 doors west of Hill House
Grand, Upright and Square Pianos, also the
best make of Organs at lowest manufacturers'
prices; Tuning and Repairing. nl7.
J. R. SOUSLEY, .
Architect, Contractor and Builder.
ESTIMATES furnished and nil work
Shop on Fouith Street between
Ma r ket and Limestone. maj'4'flmda w
Hare and Valuable Tobacco Seed.
rpHE Celebrated North Carolina Goooh To-JL
bdeco, upon Tellable authority sells from b5
cents to 82 per pound. 1 have a 'few .packages
of this pure and genuine Seed to dispose of at
OO cents per ounce, mailed. tb order.- Apply
to War. S. RAND,
flldawtf Vanceburg, Ky.
Union Insurance Co.
OF PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Incorporated 1804. Cash capital, 90O0.OOO.
' " M.F, MARSH, Agent,
dfl No. 12 Court street.
AiClTY ANi) CtiUNTY i)IBEc(Jll Y. -
d'onrisCiireuii Court. ...
"J : E. Cole. ---.
Commonwealth's Attorney T. A. Ounan."
Clerk ii. D. Parry.
Tuesday after second Monday in'Jnriitnry
Api 11, July and October in each year,
County ciaurt. h'
Judge-G. S.Wall. . v
County Attorney J. L. Whitaker.
Clerk-W. W. Ball.
Second Monday oi'each month.
Tuesday after sec6nd Monday In Mnr'cuVuiie
September and December in each year.
Maysville, No. l.-W. IT. Pollock and J. I
Grant, flrstand third Tuesdays in March, June
September and December.
Maysville. No. 2. Wnr. PenDer and "W. Ij
Holton, first Saturday and' ronrth Tuesday
DOver, No. 3 A. A. Gibbon and A. F. Dobyns
flrstand third Wednesday, ame month. ,
Minerva, No. 4-0. N, Weaver and J. H. Watson,
first and third Tuesdays, same months.
Germantown,N0.5 8. F. Pollock and James
Fegon, flrstand thiid Saturdays, same months.
Sardis, No. 6-J. M. Ball and J.W. Tllton,
second and fourth Saturdays, same months.
Mayslick, No. 7-0. W. Willlalns and J. D
Raymond, second and fourth Fridays, same
Lewlsburg, No. 8 J. M. Alexander and
Abuer Hord, second and fourth Thursdays,
Orangeburg, No. 9 W. D.' Coryell arid W.J.
Tully. flrst Saturday and last Monday, same
Washington, No. 10 John Ryan and James
Smithers, fouith Tuesday and third Wednesday,
Murphysvllle, No. 11 Lewis Jefferson and
E. L. Gault, lourth Monday and third Thursday,
Fern. Leaf, No. 12-S. E. Mastin and J..B.
Burgess, second and fourth Saturdays, same
Maysville, No. 1-J. P. Wallace.
Maysville, No. 2 W. L. Moran.
Dover, No. 3-W. H. McMillan.
Minerva, No. 4 James Runyon.
Germantown, No. Woodward.
Sardis, No. J. A. Collins.
Mayslick, No. 7 Thomas Murphy.
Lewlsburg, No. 8 S. M. Strode.
Orangeburg, No. 9- Thomas Hlse.
Washington, No. 10 Jarnes Gault.
Murphysville. No. 11 W. R. Prather
Fern Leaf, No. 12-B. W. Wood.
Society Meetings Moronic.
Confidence Lodge, No. 52, first Monday ot
Mason LOdge, No. 342, third Monday of each
Maysville, Chapter, No. 9, second Monday of
Maysville Comrrfandery, No. 10, fourth Monday
of each month.
1. o. o. p.
Pit-ah Encampment, No. 9, second and
fourth Mondays in each months at 7 o'clock.
DeKalb Lodge, No. 12, Tuesday night,effch
week, at 7 o'clock. ...
Ringgold. No. 27, Wednesday night, each
week, at 7 o'clock.
Limestone Lodge, No. 36, .Friday "night ol
I. O. W. M.
Wednesday night each week, at their hall on
Sodality B. V. M.
Second and fourth Sundays in each month,
at their hall on Limestone street.
Fattier Mnthetv T. A. S.
First Sunday in each month, at their hall on
&t. Patrick' Benevolent Society.
Second Sunday in each month, at their ha
on Limestone street.
Cigar Mnkern' Union.
Fhst Tuesday night In each month.
Monday night ol each week.
K. C. R. R.. arrives at 0:30 a. fti. and 8:15pi m
Departs at 5:45 a. m. and 12 m.
Bonanza, down Monday. Wednesday and
Fridays at 0 p. m. Up Tuesday, Thursdayand
Saturday at 8 p. m.
The Board ol Council meets the flrst Thursday
evening In each month.
Mayor Horace January.
President L. Ed. Pearce.
First Ward-Fred. Bendel, E. L Nute, L. Ed
Second Ward Dr. G. W. Martin, Thomas J
Chenoweth, M. C. Ilutohins.
Third Ward Matt. Pearce, Richard Dawson
Fourth Ward-Dr. J. P. Phistor, B. A.
Fifth Mathews, James Hall
Treasurer and Collector E. E. Pearce.
Clerk Harry Taylor.
Marshal-E. W. Fitzgerald.
twiuMph i Charles McAullff.
Wharfmaster Robert Floklin.
Wood and Coal Inspector Peter Parker.
'Markotmaster M. T. Cockerlll.
City Physician Dr. J.T. Strode.
Keeper of Alms House Mrs. 8. Mills.
.&. B. GREENWOOD,
House and Sign Painter.
Paper Hanger, Gralner. Glazier. &'e. 'fde
16ft at George T. Woddvs 'drugstore iirbe
promptly attended to. All VoyE1