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tt&FLAGS, LANTERNS AND DECORATIONS AT PHISTER'S.
M. J. BISGHSFS,
As the the strongest evidence of the excellence of the the Fur-,
niture Polish sold by Mr. M. J. Bischof, it is only necessaiy to
state that more than seven thousand bottles have been disposed
of in this city and neighborhood in the last sixty days. It is an
excellent preparation for the purpose for which it is recommended
and gives satisfaction in every case. It is now in the hands of
many, of the leading merchants of Mason and adjoining counties,
arid staple article.- -.'- .-
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DAILY EVENING BULLETIN.
" HEW TO THE LIKE, LET THE CHIPS PALL WHEHE THEY MAY."
VOLUME 1. MAYSVILLE, WEDNESDAY EVENING SEPTEMBER 20, 1882. NUMBER 258.
A very useful and excellent;
this city, is a
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Manufactured -and sold by "Mr. M. J. BISCHOF. : 'lfi lias
been tried by very many of our leading citizens, who are warm in
their recommendations of its excellence. It can be used on Pianos,
Furniture of all kinds and fine Vehicles. It gives a very Superior
and Lasting Gloss. The following who have used it are referred
to: Hechinger Bros., A. Pinch, State National Bank,
Central Hotel, D. R. Bullock, W. W. Ball and E. Lambden.
Plemingsburg, Ky., refferences : Fleming & Botts, 0. N. Weedon,
Judge "W. S. Botts, J. W. Hefflin, banker, PI. Cushman, H. H.
Stitt, L. F. Bright, W. S. Fant. Poplar Plains, refferences:
Ben Plummer, Dr. Hart, Mrs. L. Logan, B. Samuels,' Rev.
Summers & Bro., LaRue & Son Blue Lick Springs.
The Following are M.
Thompson & Maltby, Fern Leaf ; Howard & Dinsmore, Furniture
Dealers, Carlisle, Ky.; T. M. Dora, Germantown, Ky.; A. K.
Marshall & Son, Marshall's Station, K. C. R. R.; R. M. Harrison,
Helena Station ; H. W. Wood, Washington, Ky.; A. 0. White,
Sardis, Ky.;" Throckmorton, Holmes & Co., Mt. Olivet, Ky.-; J.
J. Wood, Drug Store, Maysville, Ky.; J. H, Coons, Brooksville,
Ky.; T. M, Lynn, Eclipse Livery Stable, Portsmouth, 0.; A. L.
Stonner, Ashland Ky.
3ME. J. Biscliof,
Sept. i 16,1 w;d. ,. t ; .
article now-being introduced in
J. Bischof's AGENTS:
Rain brings out the umbrellas. This
may not be a very profound observation,
but it compares favorably with the proverb
that night brings out the stars, both
in profundity and originality. Yesterday
being a rainy day in this citv ami
its suburbs, umbrellas swarmed in the
streets and dripped fcll over people in
the street cars. Most of these umbrellas
were comparatively new, and the
fact suggests the question: What becomes
of old umbrellas?
There are at present in this country
at least twenty-four millions of private
umbrellas, exclusive of those remaining
unsold in manufactories and shops.
Each umbrella-owner buys at least one
new umbrella every year, his previous
one haviug been stolen, lost or worn
out. We thus see that there 13 an annual
apparent disappearance of twenty-four
millions of umbrellas, and the moment
wo fully comprehend this fact wo
perceive the importance of the question:
What becomes of these umbrellas?
We may admit that many of them are
stolen. Men who would not steal a one-cent
postage stamp will, nevertheless,
feel no hesitation in seizing upon any
umbrella that is tefnporurliy separated
from its owner and in carrying it off
with triumph. About one-sixth" of the
title to all umbrellas now in active use
is probably of this semi-felonious nature.
Tliere is said to be a rich
in this city whose stock costs him absolutely
nothing, Since it is collected by
playing upon the consciences of his fel
low-men He walks along Broadway,
and when he sees a desirable umbrella
he stops the man who is carrying it and
remarks: "Excuse me. my xriend, but
you have my umbrella.1' At least every
lourth man thus stopped knows that his
title to the umbrella in his possession
will not endure investigation, and so he
hastily surrenders the umbrella, remarking
as he does 80: I was looking for
an owner for it. and intended to send it
to Police headquarters this afternoon."
On every overcast and threatening day
this ingenious collector who is always
followed by a boy with a hand-cart
ather$ in to one
which he afterward sells
at the usual retail price.
But, conceding that one-sixth of our
active umbrellas are stolen or sold for
the second time, there still remain
eighteen millions of umbrellas whose
annual disappearance is to be accounted
for. Let us assume that of this number
two millions are furnished with new
covers and a fresh coat of varnish, and
so re-enter into circulation as new umbrellas.
Still there are sixteen, millions
more which vanish utterly frocn the face
of the earth.
In the case of the disappearance of
pins a familiar subject which has occupied,
for many years, the attention of
our statisticians and other scientific
persons it is easy to say that their
small size enables them to successfully
conceal themselves. Old umbrellas
have not this advantage. Next to a
hoop-skirt, an old umbrella is the most
obtrusive thing in nature. Not only
does it refuse to conceal itself, but it
attacks everv one who comes within its
reach, and clings desperately to his legs
and garments. Its ribs protrude in all
directions, like the tentacles of the octopus,
and no amount of force or ingenuity
can compress it into a small space.
To get rid of an old umbrella will be
seen, on reflection, to be apparently one
of the most abstruse and difficult of
It is well established that old umbrellas
are not kept in houses. The housewife
when questioned as to what has become
of any given old umbrella will
always reply vaguely: Oh, it has been
thrown away," Of course, this cannot
be understood literally. If sixteen
millions of old umbrellas were thrown
into the street every year they would be
blown about in clouds much thicker
than the ordinary city dust cloud, and
there would not be a horse or pedestrian
in existence who had not sustained injuries
frofti old umbrella ribc. When
the housouifo "throws away" an umbrella
it unquestionably vanishes, but
what she calls "throwing away'' is
obviously a peculiar and mysterious act.
Hasty thinkers maj assume that old
umbrellas are cast out into vacant lots,
.where, thev are promptly devoured by
goats, 'J ins may seem a plausible
theory to any one but a zoologist. The
latter knows, however, that while the
goat may bp roughly described as an
omnivorous animal lie is not
Undoubtedly goats do eat
hoop-skirts, and in the 'days when hoop-skirts
were fashionable, thousands of
goats were fattened upon them exclusively-
The umbrella has so many
of the characteristics or' the hoop-skirt
that one would naturally supposo that
it would tempt thcappetito ofgoats, but
it is a well-ascertained fact that for some
uuexplained reason no goat will touch an
umbrella, except when sullbring from
starvation. Prof. Tyndall kept a goat
for seven days without food, and oflerml
him an old umbrella every day, but the
goat would not touch it until the seventh
&7t Viinn. homer nvnrcomo with
Hunger, he ate three" ribs anil part of the
handle, and died two hours later with
symptoms closely resembling those produced
by strychnine. This experiment
may be regarded as conclusive, and we
must acquit the g'ottt of all share in
causing the disappearance of umbrellas.
To some extent it is possible that old
umbrellas are used in chpap restaurants,
the ribs being served up under the name
of asparagus, but only a very small proportion
ot sixteen millions of umbrellas
can be annually used in this way.
Neither does the occasional use of an
umbrella as a club by a vigorous female
reformer have anj real bearing upon
the subject. There is positively no
theory which satisfactorily accounts for
the disappearance of old umbrellas, and
it is the imperative duty of scientific
persons to invent a theory without
Tally, we live in a world of mystery,
and no thinking man can look at his
umbrella and ask himself where it will
go when it is worn out without feeling
that he stands on the &h,ore of an ocean
of unexplored truths. N. Y. Times.
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Woolen Dresses for Tarlons Occasions.
Word comes from across the water
that in London and Paris woolen costumes
are the fashionable faucy for
street and promenade; nay, more, that
they are to be much worn for evening
toilets also, and that India cashmeres,
nun's veilings, etc, will divide favor
with surahs and satins at balls and at
fashionable watering-places during the
Reading, however, of Lady Bective's
patriotic alpacas, sparkling with diamond
ornaments and half-covered with
lace, it is difficult to see where the
boasted economy of the new freak comes
in; nor are Worth's dainty dresses in
cachemere de V Inde trimmed, with yards
upon yards of lace and embroidery a
whit less expensive than the same ideas
carried out in soft silk stuffs.
Nevertheless the fact remains that
many of the prettiest imported suits of
the season are of wool, while many
more are of silk and wool combined,
and furnish charming models for American
fabrics, almost as pretty and fat
less expensive than the French and
A very stylish walking dress is of
small checked summer camel's hair in
two shades of brown. The skirt is laid
in box plaits from the hips down, a deep
yoke avoiding all unnecessary fullness
above that point. Under the edge of
the box olaits is a narrow side plaiting.
The bodice is a pointed basque with
shirred pieces down the front forming
Vs on each side of the buttons. The
tunic is gathered on to the edge of the
basque, in dix narrow shirred puffs, and
si draped to form paniers and a Louis
XV. pouf at the back. The sleeves are
in ooat shape, very tight at the wrists,
where they are fastened by buttons, and
the long gloves are worn outside of
them. A shoulder cape shirred around
the neck in Mother Hubbard fashion is
added to the suit, and may be either
worn or left off at pleasure. A narrow
linen band is worn with the dress, and
a knot of ribbon at the throat. The
buttons are ball-shaped in bronze metal.
Quite different, and equally stylish, is
another walking dress of fine oashmere
and embossed velvet. The cashmere
skirt is finished with a deep box plaiting,
'trimmed above the hem with a band
of velvet. Two wide velvet panels are
on the sides of the skirt. The overdress
is a polonaise with paniers on the sides
and full, draped back in Marguerite
style. Velvet vest, caffs ana deep
round ooll&r. Small Found buttons of
Another attractive dress is of black
cashmere and watered silk. The tablior
of this consists of box. plaits of cash
mere, separated by wide bands of moire.
The flounce at the back of the skirt is of
moire, laid in double box plaits. The
skirt papery is of cashmere in full loose
Euffs at the back. The cashmere jacket
as an old-fashioned waistcoat skirt of
moire, with deep cuffs and Continental
collar of moire also, and at the back of
the jacket is a huge bow of moire,which
together with the cashmere puff gives a
most bouffant effect to the back of Iho
As already said, a great deal of lace is
used on nun's veilings, still a very prottv (
effect is gained by trimming them almost
entirely with the material. Thus
the skirt, which is made on a foundation, .
as all skirts are nowadays, is finished at
the foot with a side plaiting from two to
four inches deep. Above this is a shirred
puff which sags down over the plaiting.
The straight strip cut for this puff i3
some twelve incites wide. An inch of
this breadth is taken up in the he$i3 top
and bottom; three inches are devoted
to the shirred band at top, and the remaining
eight inches forms the six inch
puff, the extra two inches in depth giving
the sagging effeot. The front
breadth and sido gores have similar
puffings above this, ail the way up to
the edge of the basque, and the back
has a straight full drapery caught in
loose irregulfir folds. The basqug ig
corded with silk on the edge, and a frill
of lace finishes the neck and sleeves,
knots of ribbon being added at the throat
and on the cuffs.
Stripes are very much worn, although
few dresses are made entirely of striped
materials. The novelty ia fancy stripes,
one plain the other basket woven,
invisible check or (flowered, and
these are combined with material matching
the fancy stripe in design.
Such dresses may be made either with
a long-tailed jacket of the strine3. and
plain skirt with striped knitting, or the
skirt may be of the striped fabric and
the overdress plain; it is merely a matter
of fancy, in making striped'flounces
they are invariably cut straight, and
whten plaited great care is taken to have
the same stripe come uppermost every
time. A very pretty effect is produced
by a wide flounce plaited thus for the
bottom part, stitched flat about two-thirds
of the way up, and the plaits reversed
on the upper edge, giving a
plaited puff which shows the under
stripe in irregular patches.
Velvet it is said will be worn all summer,
and a skirt of black, dark brown
or navy blue velvet is an eminently safe
purchase, since it may be worn with a
variety 01 overskirts.
Jackets, different from the skirt, continue
fashionable, and some of the prettiest
imported costumes have jackets of
brocade or fancy silks over skirts of
mull or surah silk. Foulard jackets in
many flowered designs will be very
popular at watering-places, sinca the
fashion is both becoming and economical.
The new colors do not vary much
from those of last season; all the old favorites
being; still in vogue.
Green is decidedly prominent both in
dress goods and millinery; dragon, a
very dark shade, and lichen green being
the favorite hues in this. Alexandra
purple, terra cotta in all its shades,
army blue, cadet bluer as it is alike,
called, are all high on the list, but
black still oontinues the standard color
for all oocasion3. Ivory white and
black are in the majority for evening,
tindthen very delicate shades of peach,
pink, blue, terra cotta and the new
which is an improvement on
the last shade. Twine color, or Jlcclle,
is one of the furores of the season ; still
it suits but few complexions and is'
hardly pretty, being the color, precisely,
of the twine used for tying packages in
fact unbleached tow.
The most ladylike and serviceable
traveling dre9e3 are made of soft all-wool
cloths in light and dark colors,
plain or in very small checkered and
striped patterns. The dross i3 simply
made with a plaited skirt, short draped
tunic and close-fitting jacket. Small
toques of the same material are- very
stylish 'with all soch suits, but straw
hats matching the dress in oolor are the
usual ohoice. An ulster to match the
dress is a useful addition to the suit in
cool weather. Our Continent.
Eillod by Eating Strawberries.
"Hugh Griffin, aged twenty months,
No. 21 Morris street; cause of death, an
excessive indulgence in strawberries,"
was one of the certificates filed in" the
Bureau of Vital Statistics yesterday.
The circumstances surrounding the
death of little Hugh were peouliar. His
parents were poor people living in a tenement
in one of the filthiest localities in
the city. On Friday afternoon a neighbor
of the Griflln family bought some
Btrawberriea, and called little Hucrh into
the room to eat some of them. He was
dven all he wanted, and, as Dr. F. G.
Merrill said, when he, was subsequently
summoned to attend the child, "it had
fairly gorged itself." About four o'clock
p. m, the child was seized'with convulsions,
but it was not until eleven o'clock
at night that the physician's services
were found necessary 1 was called
just in time to fill out a burial
cate," said Dr. Merrill. Convulsions in
children from eating strawberries or almost
any species of fruit, the Doctor
said, were not uncommon. Much,
depended on the surroundings.
Although the Griflin child was healthy
ap to the time it ate the strawberries,
his surroundings were conducive td disease.
The air in the house was foul,
and the place was filthy. The only
thing that could be done was to administer
cathartics, but the child was beyond
the influence of such treatment,
and death ensued soon afterward. N.
xho coaMIolds of Alabama cover
10,860 square miles, and the coal is all
bituminuous, but differs widely in. quality.
The best coal in the State, and in
fact in the United States, being fully
equal to English canned coal, is the
Montovallo coal. No industry in the
State has had so rapid a growth as the
coal industry. In 1872 only 10,000 tons
were mined in the State; in 1879 the
annual output had been swelled to 290,-.
000 tons; in 1880 to 840,000 tons, and
in 1881 to 400,000 tons. Chtcaaa Tim