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"Why Americans Die.
"When wo learn that in the .yenr 1880
the death rate in New York was 26.48 to
1,000 inhabitants, that in the year 1881
the rate was 31.08 per 1,000, while in
London for the same period the average
death rate was 22.14, anc that forty-eight
cities in the tJnited States during
the same time exceeded the death rate
of New York, it becomes us to ask,
'Why are Americans dying out?' In
1881, in this city, there were 12,494 more
deaths than births, and in tho months of
January and Februray, 1882, the deaths
exceeded the births by 2,446. In London,
during the year 1880, there were
81,128 deaths and 132,128 births, or 51,-047
more births than deaths. I have
considered these facts worthy of close
attention. One reason why Americans
are dying out is because they eat too
much and too fast. A person studying
closely the habits of Americans would
think that their object in life was to eat.
Americans can't converse five minutes
without something to eat. Another reason
why Americans are dying out is because
they drink too much. The curse
of our nation is intemperance. A third
reason why Americans are dying out is
because tfiey gamble too fast. We are
becoming a nation of gamblers. This
spirit of gambling is undermining all
honest industries. Another reason is
disappointed ambition. We are a nation
of rivals. Each man desires to lead his
fellows. A Republic has many blessings,
but it possesses one disadvantage
the failure to satisfy the grasping ambition
of its teeming millions. The last
reason for Americans dying out is their
false standard of success, money. If a
man in Europe fails in business, or loses
his money by some unexpected calamity,
his friends will still remain true to him,
as a rule. But in this country let a man
lose his fortune by adversity, and he is
quickly forgotten. We should not gauge
the amenities and duties of life upon a
person's bank book, for in doing so we
introduce those causes of discouragement,
inaction and national death which will
not only make Americans die out, but
every nation under the sun." Rev.
George W. Qallager, of New York.
Where There are no Sunsets.
The following is Congressman Cox's
description of a scene at the North Cape:
"Here in the uppermost point in
Europe and at this midsummer season
there is no sunset ! Bring burial weeds
and sable plume, for there is no sunset J
Lift the funeral song of woe and tell
through the laud that sunset is no more,
and yet I live ! And must I now be
disenchanted ? Do I live, and is sunset
no more?. Do I see a country where
the sun is going down, amid a" mise en
scene equal, if not superior, to that
Ohio evening years ago, which I tried
to portray with my poor pen, and yet it
does not go down ? Was it not enough
that for ten long days there was no
night for us, and that the sun by gliding
and glowing in the north without any
respite had disturbed our customary
experiences? The reaction might be
too sudden. The failure of tlie old orb
to set might well, there is no telling
the cateleptic and othor dire consequences.
But here was the patent fact ;
here were clouds and lights ; all the
hues of the prism in splendid display and
yet no sunset after all ! Midnight, and
yet light all aglow ! No gas, no candles,
no Btars, no moon only the fiery orb
and his traveling clouds of glory.
"But is not the sun all-sufficient without
other fires? If he stays up and
sets .not, what more can the human heart
desire? What wonder that oriental
mind clothed the sun with the majesty
of- divinity, and that the Magi saluted
his coming with worship, as the source-of
life ? What wonder that his beams
evoked music from Memnon ? Is he not
the creator of health, and the great benefactor?
And we have found a land
where he will not rest. "
A man who gives weight to what ne
says by in pathnpledgeJjif.?imple word
to be light, unworthy of belief. He
lacks the character to swear by himself,
and. 5 $? aD0T nn something
more sle;thftti',.Ke 'himself Is'to which
he cannaiTliis" assertion' "ato" that it will
stay. An oath is a trellis, without which
the assertion would fall to the ground.
GEO. D. MATTINGLY & CO-
"Wholesale Dealers In-
DAVIESS COUNTY KENTUCKY
OWENSBORO, - - .
I I GLASCOCK & OB.
Have moved to
No J 20, Second Street,
To the building formerly occupied by G.V.
Blotterman, ns n Drug Store, wheie ihey aie
J. Holt Bicheson.
J. Turner Kackly.
Successors to J. E. BLAINE CO.,
WALL PAPER and all Kinds Of PICTURE FRAMES,1;
AT THE OLD STAND.
No. 127, East Second Street, Maysville, Ky.
F ttSTOur Stock will at nil times be found full
in every depart men t. It embraces Blank Jtooks
Bibles, Picture Frames. Pocket Books. Albums.
Scrap Books, Music and FANCY GOODS of
Headquarters for all kinds of
Z2 ISpecial Inducements to School Children.
B. & K., invitesall friends to Call
and See early.
Extra;inducements to Wholesale Dealers.
NOWIS THE TIME
-And the place is at
F. B. R ANSON S
For Bargains in
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Prices on all Summer Goods
No. 19, Enstecondtreet, MAYBVILLE, KY.
MYERS & SHORE'S.
BI8 UNITED STATES CIRCUS
Museum and Menagerie,
United and Combined with, the'
Make XTo Mistake in the DATE I
Maysville, SATUBDAY, tins
AFTERNOON and EVENING.
Nothing Like It Since The Creation of Man. Attractions Gathered
from every explored Portion of the Globe. This is The
People's BIG SHOW 7
Huge Instructive MenagerieTwo Colossal Circuses United
SOL IGHTNING TUMBLERS. 830 DARING DANGER-DEFYING
GYMNASTS. A COMPLETE DOG and MONKEY SHOW.
FOUR-Grand Free Shows-FOUR.
95"10,0C0 Happy, Joyous People, corn inir Hundreds of Miles daily, on vat Excursion Trains, to
witness the only Mammoth Exhibition in the World thut can ailord to give Four Miraculous
every day, in each town where they exhibit, outside their Monster Pavilions, in the open air.
A Giant Teh-Ton Mighty Monster Blood Sweating Hippopotamus.
Miraculous Double and Triple SoraersaultfW, actually throwing Double and Triple
Somersaults over herds ot Elephants and droves ol Camels,
jDOHT'rr "sroTT dciss tiecie . .
Grand Oriental Spectacular Pageant,
Through the Principal Streets each day. Oyer One Solid Mile in Length;
Doors Open at 1:00 and 7:00 o'clock p. m.