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" HEW TO THE LINE, LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY."
VOLUME 1, M A YSVILLE, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 24, 1882. NUMBER 235.
will not be undersold in
STOVES, TINWARE, MANTELS, GRATES, Etc.
EXCLUSIVE SALE " OM AH A " THE
OF THE "MONITOR" THE MOST PER-
OILSTOVE.THEONLY PECT COAL AND -ABSOLUTELY
SAFE WOOD COOKING
OIX STOVE IN THE WORLD. STOVE WITH EVERY MODERN IMPROVEMENT,
ON account of my continued ill Health, 1
hove concluded, as toon as practicable, to
retire from the dry goods trade, 1 now offer my
entire stock lor sale to any merchant wishing
to engage in the business, and will from the
1st day of July sell my goods FOR CASH, until
disposed of, which will enable me to offer to
the retail trade some special bargains.
All persons knowing themselves indebted to
me will please call and settle at once, as I am
anxious to square my books. Respectfully,
. apllldly H. O. SMOOT.
J. O. PEGOR & CO.,
A fresh supply Just received.
nXTO OLD JS 212 23 X3 ,
All this year's purchase. Call and get a catalogue.
Livery style and pattern, as cheap as the cheapest.
Give us a call and examine our stock.
P. S. MYERS,
Groceries, Hats and Gaps
Roots and Shoes, Queenswn re and Hardware.
Highest cash price paid lor Grain and Country
Produce. Jyl5d Mt. OLIVET.
J. R. SOUSLEY,
Architect, Contractor and Builder
furnished and ujI work war-ranted.
Shop on Fouith Street between
Market and Limesione.
p.VUL D. ANDERSON,
JVo. 21 Market St. , nearly opp. Central Hotels
Ojfflco Open at all Hours. MA YSVILLE, AT.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY,
EO. W. ROGERS, agent, oflice at Wheatly
ss uo.'s, cancel st ueiow econu. (jiautn)
4000 Yards Lawn, choice styles and fast colors
at 5 cents per yard. 500 yards India Llneu
at 10 ceuts per yard. 2-10 pairs regular made
men's half hose at 10 cents per pair. Otlier
goods proportionately low.
July 6, 1882.
T. J. CURXiEY,
Plumper, Gas and Steam Fitter
dealer in Bath Tuba, Hydrant Pumps, Iron
" nnd,Lad Pijio, Globe, Anglo and OhecK Valves,
Rubber Hose and'Sewer Pipe. All work -war-,
ranted and done when promised. Second street, '
opposite White & Ort's. ap8
T. B. Fulton.
FULTON & DAVIS,
OHIO VALLEY MILLS
Corn, Shorts and Shipsiuff.
Flour for sale by all groceis in the city.
FITLTON & DAITIS,
aulSJJy ABERDEEN. O-
Headquarters for all kJndsoi Confectionery
Fruits, Canned Goods, etc.
Fresh Stock and Low Prices.
Come and see me if you waulto save money.
AST J. BALLENGKftat Albert's China
Store adjoining Pearoe, Wallingfoid &
Co.'s Banli. apllOmd
F. L. TRAYSER,
Front St., 4 iloors west of II1II Hoisso
Grand, Upright and Square Pianos, also the
best make of Organs at lowest manufacturers'
prices; Tunlngaud Repairing. ul.7
TEAS n TEAS ! !
a full supply oi the best
1HAVE in the, market. Give mer a trial
myOlyd GEQ. II. HEISBR.
M. W. COULTER has reopened the
MUS. HOUSE and is prepared to furnish
board by the day or week. Meals furnished to
transient customers at any hour during the
G. W. GEISEL,
No. , W. Second St., Opp. Opera House,
Fruits and "Vegetables in season . Your patronage
respectfully solicited. J14dly
WILL AM CAUDLE,
Manufacturer and Inventor of
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togjiinkto fcrlmeneKboys. A
wm if ) IT. Bli? Sanlf
Some years ago, when Cairo "was the
Cairo of the "Arabian Nights," and not
the disreputable-looking second-rate
French country town it is nor, we inquired
for any possible successor to the
old snake-charmer whom old Anglo-Indians
may remember to have seen playing
with his cobras before Shepherd's
Hotel. (Was he not at the Zoo in the
wonderful year 1851, and did he not
promptly decline, without thanks, our
offer of two or three lively capellos then
in the collection ?) After some trouble we
lighted on a furtive Arab caitiff, in the
usual long blue shirt, girded about the
waist to form the upper part into a
species of spleuchan or sporran. In
this he seems to keep his dirty pipe, his
packet of frousty tobacco, and whatever
small portable property he had acquired
more or less honestly. With him we
resorted to divers ancient stables and
outbuildings in the suburbs, and conjured
him to find a snake. Placing a
small wooden pipe between his lips he
tootled quaintly an old Ar.ib air, now
low, but hardly soft, and now high and
loud. Thus he wandered, tootling and
furtive, and we following and expectant.
At last, arriving at an old half dark,
evil-smelling stable he apieared to get
excited, gave vent to still wilder squeaks
and squeals, circled round and round
under a big palm tree btam, and at last,
with an ear-splitting note, he squatted
suddenly down, dashed his hand apparently
upward, and clutched a big cobra,
which he evidently intended us to believe
had been charmed from above. I say
apparently, for I am certain that he lost
the brute out of the "bosom" of his
blouse. Now' this was very pretty, but
hardly satisfactory ; so, instead of giving
our charmer "backsheesh" (having a
man in authority among us,) we promised
him bastinado if he did not capture a
snake in the open. Very l'mp about
the loins and very yellow did that Arab
caitiff show through his brown skin, but
we were relentless. "Cobro or Toko!"
and so he searched with the greatest
care not to find what, in fact, he did not
want to find. At last one of us spijd the
tail of a snake protruding
from some unuamable rubbish. "Now,
my friend, catch us that snake, or "
He tootled not the "or " had taken the
music out of him and, overcoming with
a visible effort his shuddering horror, ho
caught the tail in one hand and rapidly
ran tho other up the body till he reached
the neck. Pinning this between his
finger and thumb, he caught up the tail
of his blouse, and forcing the brute to
close his jaws upon it, tore it out rapidly,
again and again, evidently with the intention
of tearing out the poison fangs,
which he did at last, to a certain extent,
to his own satisfaction ; but he was wary
to the end, and, instead of putting it
into his pouch with his old friend, he
knotted it up in a rag. And so he went
his way and we went ours, with a gentle
feeling that if we had bten "done" we
were to a certain extent aware of the
fact By the way, unless my memory
has utterly given way to my imagination,
I distinctly remember seeing in 1851 the
cobras striking and drawing blood from
the arms of the old Arab snake-charmer
and his clever boy. Many wonderful
things he did, such as producing a .cataleptic
rigidity in the snake, as easily
removed as produced things I should
like to see again. The London Field.
" It is difficult to understand women."
Oh, no; guess not We've got one
down home that we can understand
every time. Kcntuoky State Journal,
.It is thought that sonic time sZsotricity
will do our heating and cookinf as well
a our lighting. Why not?
Judges Who Wear Gowns and
Their Clerks $40,000 a Year.
It is not true, the attaches of United
States Supreme "Court say, that any of
the Justices have had gowns made in
Paris by Worth. They are all home
made, and have all been made by one
family of people for nearly forty years.
Zach Chandler had a very poor opinion
of these gowns, for it is said of him
that he once said to Salmon P. Chase,
a former Chief Justice: "Salmon, when
you have your d d old jacket on you look
every inch a judge. " There is no reason
why one of these gowns should be called
a jacket, for the skirt reaches tho floor.
The gowns are put on the justices in
what is called the robe room, adjoining
the court, at five minutes to 12 o'clock,
for the judges never go upon the bench
until high noon. Then, after the Marshal's
deputy sings his song about "God
bless the United States and the Justices
of this court," or words to that effect,
the arrival of the justices having been
previously announced, they take their
seats and are ready for business.
The clerkship of the court is worth more
than the salary of four of the Justices,
as it is said to frequently pay over $40, .
000 per year. The charges are simply'
terrible. It costs about a dollar for the
clerk to look at you, and another dollar
to get out of his sight. They have a
little talk then of keeping the decisions
back as long as possible, often a couple
of months, and in the mean time if any
one wants a copy of the decision it costs
82 for each page of one hundred words.
Theie is no good reason why the decisions
should not be put in type the day
they are delivered, and furnished as the
debates of Congress are furnished, the
day following; but this was not the
practice si.ity years ago, and they never
do anything about the court except in
the time-honored but excessively slow
way. This, all agree, would be a great
convenience, but it would take $1 0,000
a year out of the fees of the clerk, and
of course it is not done. Several times
bills have been prepared for introduction
in Congress on the subject, but
somehow nothing was heard of them
afterward. Those who proposed them
were convinced that it was not the custom,
and they let the matter drop. The
Supreme Court has always held that
every bill relating to the court must
first be sent to them ior inspection, and
strange as it may appear, they have
always carried this point in their respect.
Ancient Chinese Burial.
The Celestial Empire gives in a recent
number an account of a Chinese burial in
former times. A man of means" purchased
his coffin when he reached the ago
of forty. He then had it painted three
times every year with a species of varnish,
mixed with pulverized porcelain a composition
which resembled a silicate paint
or enamel. The process by which the
varnish was made has been lost to the
Chinese. Each coating of this paint
was made of some thickness, and when
dried had a metallic firmness resembling
enamel. Frequent coats of this, if the
owner lived long, caused the coffin to as-Bume
the appearance of a sarcophagus,
with a foot or more in thickness of this
hard, stone-like shell. After death the
veins and the cavities of the stomaoh
were filled with quicksilver for the purpose
of preserving the body. A piece
of jade was then placed in each nostril
and ear and in one hand, while a piece of
bar-silver was placed in the other. The
body thus prepared was put on a layer
of mercury within tho coffin ; the latter
was sealed and the whole committed to
its last resting-place. When some of
these sarcophagi were opened after .the
lap oi centuries the bodies were found
in a wonderful state of preservation', but
they crumbled to dust on exposure to