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,Tho weapons used for
warfare are called "torpedpes."
There ijve two kinds of torpedoes:
those, that are anchored in onoi,lio
and those that swim about in the watm
Of those that are anch rcd, there nro
also two kind$. On knd c insists of
great iron boxQS tilled with dnauii o
and sunk in the water at pa ticulir
places. They rest in the mud. or on
the saud and stones, till ,thjy are rea Iv
to be lired, whim they blow fan or ex-
f)lode with terrible effect; and if a sh'n
lappens to be p issing over one of th in,
she is sure to be torn to piece. Tu 5
other kind hrtve a iiont anciiore I just
out o' sight under wat r, while the torpedo
rests on the bottom Thee. too,
when thor explode, destroy anything
that happens to be ne u
There ale two ways of firing these
ground torpedoes; "in one there js a
wire, care ully proti'Ctd from the
wjiter, 'eading from the torpedo to the
shore. The soldiers in. charge of t can
send electricity through this wire and
set lire to the" dynamite, and thin tire
the torpedo. The torpedo is lot an I
destroyed, but the bro en wire can be
pulled ashore, an 1 used again on
another toi;podo. The second method
is to las ten to the torpedo a wooden
float. If one o the enemy's sh ps
passes over such a torpedo an I happens
to strike and push aside the oat that is
anchored just over it, this will also lire
the t Ypedo, for the cha n or rope that
anchors the float is connected v'.th the
torpedo,, and any strain o pull on the
rope discharges it In this way the .ship
itself may lire the torpedo, and thus become
un agent in its own destruction.
The swimming torpedoes are of t
kinds. One of these swims like a iisti,
and, if it; strikes its nose against a ship,
explodes, and sinks the vessel by 1
a terrible hole in the bottom.
Another kind can also swim, but it carries
. fastened to its tail a lohjj wirp,
which it drags through the water
wherever it goes. Bv mans of this
wire, the soldier who stands at the end,
on the shore, or the sailor on board
ship, can make the lish turn to the
right or left, dive, turn around, go
backward, or come home again when
it is wanted. Besides this, the fish will
blow up if it strike? aga nst the
ship, or whenever the man at the
wire wishes to tiro it. The (Jove
will not tell us how such a wonderful
thing can be done, but vou nmv
be sure that these pedoes are
strange follows. They seem to be aMc
to do everything that a lish can do, and
more, for when they get angry they can
bir'st out into a frghtful passion and
send the wabr flying into the air lor
hundreds of ieet, and woo to the sailors
who are near! Torpedo, ship and men
go the bott m in a volcano of lire anil
water. lks:des these anchored ami
swimming torpedoes, there is anoth. r
kind called spar torpedoes, so name I
because the are placed on the ends'ot
spa(s or booms that run out under water
from the bows of small boats. The
boats up to the s'de of the b'g
ship, in the dark, and ep ode the
thus sinking the vessel.
Charles Jiarnnrd in bt. AiicI'Oias.
A 'Yog ell into a pail o9 milk in a
Connecticut town one nyht rerentu,
and in the morning was found sitting
upon a rol of iresh butter. A loial paper
says that the solo explanation is
that, in trying to extricate lumsel ho
had, by diligent and continuous strokes
o his lon lugs, churned the milk into
butter. Suo llavtfi Ucgistcr.
Gardeners at Potsdam, N. Y.t raNo
little violet trees by preventing thn
plants from blooming for several "oais,
and having them grow upright by removing
the lower leaves and shoots.
These little trees, about fourteen eonti
meters hih, are very pretty. Some of
the gardeners winter as many as fcJ0,0UU
pols of violets. ' ' " -
. tTJio Miqhitfnn Favour recommends
cutting away the old tops from, the as
pliragus boclf; clem oil all weeds, an I
cover the grounds with p, liberal nmlvfi
o good manure. Early dn. spring J one
oyqi: thp4 surface, , allowing the short,
rotten portion of the manure to roniaui,
Vint "1 I sw Ir 4-1 rt nrnrm rtlitntt n
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iAVINO determined to o west I now offer
fur fcale my ontlie stock of v
China, Glass and Gueenswarfi.
with the nbod will of the houfce and nil
j Mfitlbn in my poteefifrion (.'the busi
ness, x jiaye a Jiew ami wen ejecieu sioch, in
first rate condition and bohght at low figures.
Ally parties 'wishing to enter into a good, safe
paying business, now have an opportunity
The Fall and Holiday trade is now Just on
us, and an early buyer will get all the benefit
therehom. In the meantime I shall sell goods
at retail and wholesale nl almost cost,
G. A. McCARTHEY.
Hunt & Doyle's.
ADFOR SALE BY THJJ
CAN AND HALF-CAN,
"S"souo oysters, per can.. 20c
41 Favorites " per can .. 30o
41 AnchorStandarus " per can 4()c
44 Helects "per can ...4Uc
44 Selects, Extra," .per J4 can , 50c
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Daijyiie JtvOCHSf ff f
JGfiEBY EVERY JOAY,
Immense stock of canned goods Just received.
CHANGE aE LOC'ATIOfi.
WINDHORST & BLUM,
Have removed tbeir Merchant Tailoring Establishment
from Cooper's building to CH.
White's new store, "No, 31, Secondtreet, where
they will be pleased to have the public pall and
see them. Piices low and work the best.
auc2dly WINDHORST & BLUM.
PiriE APPLE HAftte,
rayOdly GEOIIGE HEISER,
F. H. TRAXEL,
Baker and Confectioner
ritKS3S OYSTJXIS A SPEOIAI.TY.
The only ninnufncturcr of PURE STICK
CANDY in tlie city. Ordors tor weddings nnd
parties promptly attended to. myodly
FIRS 1MSURANCE C0R1PANY,
GEO. W. ROOEIIS, nent, oftlce nt Whratlv
A Co.Vt Mnikut St., bolov Second. (JloUiii)
MISS MAGGIE RASP,
EECEIVES daily fresh millinery goods ol
the latest and most approved styles.
ntnrlccstlint can not be coualed. Please call
and examine tho stock, n20di&whu
No. 43, Second Street, 3 doors West of Market
ML 50 arid 52,
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Dealer in Staple and Fancy
I , PROVISIONS k
I am now offering to the public, purchased from first hands,
for cash, and selected with the
most uompiete otocic or uoocis m my line ever oirereg in
My aim is to surpass, both as to VARIETY and QUALITY
of Goods, and to give every person who may buy of me full
value for his .money. My house is Headquarters for
Poultry, Game, Butter,
and all kinds t of Country Produce. Will have a full supply of
attractive specialties for tbe Holidays.
Sole Agent for sale of GAFF, FLEISCHMANN & CO.'S
n Olf) ilO Htt ll MliO'0. ni t t
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Goods delivered to
:"yijf - t.j
CASH furniture: store.
CrEO. ORT, Jr.,
Articles suitable for the holidays.
TOYniTAIIJS. of all Iilnils, M'AOAS, CKA1L,KK, JllltltOfitS, HAlTltESSKS mul
Fine Parlor and lledioom Suits, sold by photographs at Cincinnati prices. Repairing of all
kinds done m tho beat mauner and piomptly. Charye reasonable. 1 will not bo undersold.
L. C. BLATTERMAN.
(Succrssors to IUTG.II POWERS' SONS)
No. 2S and 24 Second Street, Maysvillo, Ky.
Dealers at Wholesale and retail in
STSfES, 6RATES, MANTELS and TIHWABEf
wood and willowwibe;
HOUSE and KITOHEK SPECIALTIES
GALVAFJIZED 1RQN CORNICE and Til ROOFING.
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CF. W. GEISEL, -
NOrOf W, Second StM Opp. Opera; House,
Frnitsand VeKetablesln season. Your patron
w&q respectfully solicited. Judly
greatest care, the LARGEST, and
.iiic tiw u.rjt j.. i j a jojj
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all parts of the city
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W. F. POWER.
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J. 0. Ifacldey & Co.
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Goods always what they are reccorarnended
to be. Main Street, Germantown, Ky.