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IS BICYCLE RIDING ON SUNDAY
Having made for itself a place in the
palaces of the nobility, and having furnished
the favorite pastime for kings,
queens and princes, the bicycle has at
last invaded the church. It slipped in
noiselessly and without attracting attention
at the time. But now that it is in
the wheel threatens to caute a change in
church-going customs. Matters are just
now in a state of ferment and there is no
telling w hat may come of it.
Just now the bicycle teems to be, in a
way, the greatest enemy of the church,
if the effect upon attendance at divine
service is to be considered. That it
takes vouug men and women awav from
the church on Sunday there is no question.
Almost any ministor in tow n who
discusses the matter without bias will
admit that much, that is if iu his congregation
there is a fair proportion of young
people who are given to bicycling
The elders, even if they do ride the
wheel, are not apt to change the habits
that have grown stronger with years, and
so are not considered iu this connection.
100,000 kiders on the doulevakd.
On Sunday last it was estimated that
100,000 bicvclists were out on the Boulevard,
while a conservative estimate places
the number of wheelmen w ho left town
by the ferries and railroads for the country
on Sunday last at 21 ,000 Those figures
were for New York City alone.
There w ere almost as many in Brooklyn.
And that is only the beginning. Every
clear Sunday from now on will see the
numbers increased. 'It Is sc!s toay that
within two months the number of bicyclists
on the roads in and about New
York will be doubled. That may sound
like an extravaant assertion, but the
reports made by manufacturers of
show it to be well within bounds.
The churches as a rule have been affected
by the new conditions which have
come with the general adoption of cycling
as a means of recreation. Hence,
a problem is presented which the
churches must consider seriously sooner
or later. One church in the West makes
public announcement that accommoda
tionb are provided for wheels, having set
up a rack w here they are stored, w ith an
attendant at hand who checks the wheels.
Not only that, but some of tne churches
in town stand ready to welcome wheelmen,
and a place will be provided for
PLACE FOR WltBELS IN ClIUBCIIES.
The ministers if the churches referred
to have not yet shown a disposition to
advertise the fact that special
will be provided for wheelmen.
It is a matter w Inch has not yet been
given much attention, but that new conditions
will shortly be recognized aud
sometbiug done accordingly is certain.
The clergy as a rule are in the position of
the Rev Robert Collyer, who on this
particular subject said to aSuuday World
"If bicyclists come to the service I suppose
we could find a place for their
wheels in the vestry "
mcyclbs injure the chueches.
The fact that bicycle riding seems to
be drawing people away from the
churches aud that it is a form of pleasure
as much as any otherSnnday amusement,
naturally leads to the question :
IsSuodav bicycling a sin? There are
many who think not, especially among
the clergy in this town, and who do not
hesitate to express their views. In fact,
that sturdy, broad-minded divine, the
Ilev. Robert Collyer. said he regarded
the bicycle as a means of grace.
So he told a Sunday World reporter,
who put the question: "Is Sunday
cling a sin ?" to him among others, at
the same time calling Dr. Collyer s attention
to the lact that more than 20.000
bicyclists had -gone out into the country
DK. COLLYER's OPINION.
'I do not consider it wicked," said Dr.
Collyer, "when the bicycle is used within
reasonable limits. It is a good thing
for them to go into the country. Let
them go out into the woods and fields
and drink in nature aud get the cobwebs
out of their brains. Some are driven at
their business until their brains are full
of cobw ebs. As I said in a sermon once,
it is better for them to go out into the
country and get the cobwebs out of their
brains than to come to church and have
me put another cobweb in.
"The Scripture says: lhe Lord
not the legs of man.' And we
will go on improving ourselves with thib
new form of exercise, until every man
will stand on his own feet- We have
been doing so much riding in carriages
aud cars aud the like! Now we will develop
the other way.
"Let them go into the country," he
continued. "The body is the anchor
ground of the life, and a healthy body
won't usually hold a shattered 60ul. So, !
we should welcome this means of grace."
"Do you, then, consider the bicycle a
means of grace?" was asked.
"Why not?" answered Dr. Collyer,
heartily. "In its way, it Is a very good
DR. PAEKIIURST's IDEA OF IT.
The opinion of llev. Dr. Parkhurst oh
the same Hubject "was sought Dr Parkhurst
was suffering with such a severe
attack of hoatscness that he could not receive
a visitor, but was -tad enough to
request that the question be submitted
to him in writing. Accordingly these
questions were framed :'
"Twenty-one thousand and" six hundred
bicyclists left New York for the
country by ferries and railroads Sunday
last. Were they doing a wicked thing iu
riding the bicycle on Sunday ? If not,
when is Stmday wicked
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Why fa it wicked, if at all?"
To that Drl Parkhurst wrote the following
"It in not possible to discuss the Sunday
bicycling question apart from the
whole question of the meaning and purposes
of the Christian Sabbath. For so
broad a discussion I have this morning
no time and a secular journal no space
forit C. H. Parkhurst."
It is known, however, that Dr. Parkhurst
considers that the bicycle interferes
with the proper observance ol the
Sabbath. Dr. Parkhurst rides a bicycle.
Dr. Collyer does not.
The Rev. Madison C. Peters, while he
yet does not ride a bicycle, is in a position
to speakof bicyclists and bicycling
with greater freedom than most of his
brothers of the cloth. His church and
the parsonage in which lie has his home
are right on the Boulevard, where thousands
of bici'clists ride, and so he is familiar
with the new conditions.
Dr. Peters does not regard bicycling on
Sunday as wicked, when indulged in rationally
and in moderation.
"I do not consider it any worse to ride
a bicycle than to drive a horse on Sunday,"
he said. "I think a little spin will
do no one any harm. I would suggest
that the bicyclist ride for awhile in the
morning aud then go to church.
"The way some of them go here is undoubtedly
a sin," Dr. Peters continued.
"They go all day and all night, some of
them. They wear old blouses and get all
dirt and aie not nice even to look at I
don't like that. I think a man feels better
behind a clean shirt."
"While we all deplore the desecration
of tlie Sabbath, and the bicycle Eeems to
be the worst enemy of the church just
now, it is the dissipation in bicycle
that is wicked. I believe you can
dissipate in bicycle riding just as much
as in anything else. And they do that
here, many ot them. It seems to me to
be wrong tor a man or woman to spend
the whole day in bicycle riding.
' I think they would all do better to
take a spin for a couple of hours in the
morning and then go to church.
"They can ride their bicycles to church
if they like. I'll venture to say they
can ride to any church in New York and
find a place for their bicycles.
"How about the bicycle costumes?"
"The bicycle costumes would hardly
be proper to wear in church," answered
"But taken altogether, I consider bicycle
riding a good thing. While it
seems to be taking many young men and
women from the church it is bringing
about a condition of better health and
consequently better morals. It is taking
them out into the air and the sunshine
and bringing them closer to nature-God's
own work. And so they are going
to learn moro of His power and their
minds will become broader and their
bodies better and tLe church will be benefited
in the end."
Mrs. Elizaqeth Cady Stanton, when
asked if she considered Sunday bicycling
w icked, seemed surprised that any one
should so regard it.
"You know," she said with a laugh,
"that I am very liberal with my views
on all thines. Even if I were not I
could not help remarking what a grand,
good thing this bicycle riding is for every
one, and particularly for women and
girls. And as to bicycling on Sunday, I
am against bigotry and for common
sense. The bicycle is going to be the
great engine to break down the bigotory
now existing, and particularly now existing
"What a pitiful sight it was to see the
young men standing about the corners
on Sundays, with their best clothes on,
really not knowing what to do with
themselves, but willing to go into any
thing in order to find amusement. The
bicvele has done much to change that.
N. Y. World.
A GREAT STRAWBERRY TOWN.
Fit Thoumnd Pichrt Necessary to Gather
tlie Crop Nearly 150,000 Quarts Picled
Daily Life Among the Berry Pickers,
Who Come From Everywhere.
Coleman's Rural World, an agricultural
paper having authority, recently had
this to say: "Sarcoxie, Jasper county,
Mo , will ship more strawberries than
any other place in the United States."
KThe strawberrv is such a universally
popular fruit that its production, even
in a small way, is more or less interesting
Sarcoxie. the strawberry town, was a
commonplace little speck on the map of
Southern Missouri up to five years ago.
Then its berries began to be known in
the world and the importance of Sarcoxie
increased. For four weeks every year it
is the abiding place of thousands of strangers,
who camp in its outskirts, make
merry for the season and then go their
ways. Thej are tlie berry pickers. Sarcoxie
is a spring time Mecca to traveling
freight agents of far off railroad companies
and the buyers for fruit handlers all
over the country and they regularly astonish
the natives with theirgood clothes
and city ways.
There is something ephemeral about
places like Sarcoxie. For several days
or weeks the place is full of life and
money and strangers. One day the season
ends and the town wakes up and
finds itself as dull as ditch water; all the
life gone and the deadly inertia of the
village comes hack. This is true of
towns noted for the cultivation of hops
in its vicinity; or towns like Astoria,
Oregon, where Columbia river salmon
are packed, and where the town is
turned into a whle it is going on.
The strawberry farms surrounding Sarcoxie
are on a high table land of sandy
rocky soil, which terminates at a bluff,
at the bottom of which lies the town
like any other country town, that is,
composed of little one-story "buildings
around a square. On one corner cf the
Sarcoxie town Eqiiarc, however, is a big
stone bank built fvitu strawberry money.
Sarcoxie discovered "that it was particularly
designed iojr strawberry culture in
18S9 A few yeate before that a nursery
man put out a fesv plants and found the
berries therefrom J&eedingly good. He
then planted a felf acres, which were so
profitable that'hm neighbors gave up the
cultivation of ccrn and planted theirj
stony fields with strawberries. The
strawberry acreate increased gradually
until now 500 acres are under cultivation,
and now 1,000 acres morebavebeen
put in young plants, which will bear
next season." There is now one strawberry
farm of 100 acres, several of fifty
acres and from that down to one acre.
The business men, lawyers, doctors and
clerks have the strawberry fever, and it
is difficult to find a man in Sarcoxie who
doesn't grow strawberries. The net annual
income to the town from strawberries
is about S40,000, and next year it will
probably be over $100,000. About $30.-000
is pnid in wages every year to berry
jiickere, and this will be mote than doubled
next year. It takes 5,000 persons to
pick Sarcoxio's berry crop this year, and
10,000 will be needed next year.
The berry growers have an organization
that protects their interests and
makes their crops profitable. They have
banded themselves into a horticultural
association, Which elects a directory of
five from its members. This directory is
iu perpetual session during the berry season,
which lasts four weeks, beginning
May 10. The association sells the products
of the day when the day comes.
Bids for the fruit are sent to it from all
over the country aud the berries go to
the firm that has the best commercial
rating and reputation for honesty and
bids the highest price. Ten car loads a
day are the aveiage shipment from Sarcoxie.
This means 6,000 crates, or nearly
150,000 quarts of berries. They are
packed iu refrigerator cars in such a
manner that they will neither jar nor
shake, aud are sold in car load lots, except
a few small orders that go out
through the express companies. In loading,
a row of crates is laid across the car
and a strip of wood nailed to the ends
and fastened to the sides of the car. Row-after
row and layer after layer are thus
laid until 600 crates are packed, then the
car is closed and the berries are in cold
The wagons from the berry farms
drive up to the berry shed in the evening,
thirty or forty at a time, and the
crates are unloaded. Each man's load of
berries is inspected by the directors of
the association, which marks them
"good" or "bad" aud the farmer is gieu
a receipt for them. They are packed in
the car to fill this or that order according
to their quality and condition. At night
a fast freight train picks up tiie care and
carries them off at passenger try in time.
The directors during the day have decided
to whom the berries shall go and
there is no appeal from their decision.
The farmer in due time receives his returns
directly from (he conimsiou
houses his fruit has gone to.
The demand for Sarcoxie berries this
year is such that the product of 2,000
acres would not satisfy it- Sarcoxie berries
are shipped to Denver. Omaha, Sioux
City, Lincoln, Des Moines, St. Paul and
Minneapolis. Kansas City does not get
them, because about the time
Derries are ready for market Kansas City
is flooded with the end of the Arkansas
crop, or the first of the home grown
fruit. This year Sarcoxie berries
tickled the fancy and the palate of New
York. Berries are grown and shipped
from towns in the neighborhood of
but not in such quantities, al
though the farmers around Monett,
Pierce City, Reed's station and Went-worth
have planted a great many acres
iu strawberries this season forproduction
n tt year.
The profits of berry culture are variable
with the season. The gross receipts
from au acre of berries are about $125. It
set them out and about as much more for
costs about $15 an acre to buy plants and
cultivation and other expense. A Sarcoxie
berry grower received $600 this
season forthe product of four acres of exceptional
berries and the purchaser paid
for picking them. Another made $375
from three-quarters of an acre, and so it
goes. Some of the land on which strawberries
are mont successfully grown is not
fit for anything else and would not sell
for $10 an acre.
Around aud about the town of Sar
coxie camped o.OOO berry pickers.
The berry picking season is the annual
vacation of the people within a hundred
or more miles of Sarcoxie. As the pick
ing season approaches the horticultural
association advertises for pickers and
they begin to come in irpm the Ozark
country, Kansas, Arkansas Indian Territory
and Oklahoma. They couie in parties
of fifty and a hundred some times,
their white covered wagons catchinc up
with one another or meeting at cross
roads and naturally into parties. Sometimes
a wagon holds father, children and
grandchildren, all of them berry pickers
except the very smallest children and
tlie oldest persons. Other wagons bring
a load ci young men and maidens chap
eroned by the parents of them. Tliey
go into camp along the road and are
sometimes two weeks m making the
journey from their homes to the berry
patches. When they arrive at the edge
of the berry country they go into permanent
camp. One may drive to Sarcoxie
over any road leading to it aud
will find both sides of the roads' lined
There "s a holiday air about a bet ry
ramp. The men play quoits or base ball
and the women and girls look on and
gossip. Gray haired men and bent old
women are found in almost every camp ;
these are camp keepers, the old men
looking alter the horses and the old
women cooking. The youngsters are
very independent, becanse. after all,
they are the best wage earners. A child
cm pick berries better than an adult,
and the best pickers are girls from 1" to
10 years ot age.
The pickers are paid at the rate of one
and one-half cents a quart; six cents a
tray of four boxes and thirty-six cents a
crate On each farm is a berry house,
generally in the middle of the patch.
In this the besries are received from tho
pickers and packed in crates. The
picker, when he has picked a tray full,
presents it at the window and is given a
yellow ticket, signed by the owner of the
farm, goodjor six cents. When he has
earned six of these he may exchange
them for a blue crate ticket worth thirty-
six cents. An average picKer can eirn
$1.58 a day during the busy season. The
tickets are not cashed until the end of
the Beason. They are, however, cashed
iu trade at the stores and by cert dm
thrifty persons who make a uimnes of
"shaving" them, giving $1 in cash ifor
1.25 hi tickets. Tickets are iegai
derlor eyerv.tb.uig in Sercoxle, b$ca
they are backed by the Horticultural
association. The merchants, barbers,
doctors and druggists take them as the
equivalent of cash, charging nodiscount.
A berry patch duriug the picking season
is a lively sight. When the berries
ripen fast the picking must be done expeditiously,
therefore, two pickers are
set to work on each row, one to either
side, and in almost solid front thepickers
work-down the field. When ripe berries
are not so plentiful the pickers scatter,
picking wherever they can find berries.
Tne berries are picked into boxes, four
in a tray, which s made of lath, stands
on legs aud has a handle. A fast picker
straddles the row of berries and picks
with both hands, moving his tray before
him as he goes.
It is a profitable plan for families to
pick together, members who cannot pick
carrying the trays to the berry house
and bringing back the tickets. Sometimes
one will see a.Uiuily of five or six
persons, father, mother aud children
working industriously side by side. Or
a little bunch of girls will work together,
chattering gaily and teased by young
men, who work as close to them as thev
can find ripe berries. A young man and
his sweetheart will join issues and whisper
sweet nothings while they work. A
berry patch in the sunlight is a pretty
sight. The women all wear bright calico
gowns aud sunbounets and the men, in
their blue overalls and bright yellow
"cow breakfast" huts, lend a touch of
color to the scene. On one of the farms
1,000 pickers are often at work at one
time, and the scene is worthy of being
perpetuated on canvas.
The berry houses are scenes of great
activity. The quart boxes, or cups, as
the berry pickers call them, are put together
ready for the pickers Then the
crates are nailed together, for all this
material comes "knocked down" from
the mills. It took twenty-three carloads
of "knocked down" box material to fur
niah boxes and crates enough for this
The example of Sarcoxie's farmers will
be followed by many in Southern Missouri
next year, and it is likely that the
people of New York and other parts of
the East w ill get their first taste of the
season of strawberries from these same
Southern Missouri patches. Kansas
KENTUCKY' CROP REPORT.
RUREAU OF AGRICULTURE, LABOR AND STATISTICS.
Conditions June 1, 1896.
The report on crop conditions June 1,
is made up from replies received from
24 correspondents, representing 110 coun
Special effort was made to ascertain
the true condition of the wheat crop on
June 1st, not only in Kentucky, but also
in the principal winter wheat-growing
States. A full report from such States
would delay the issuance of this
than is desirable. We are, therefore,
only able to give the condition in the
States of Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and
Ohio. Ih Missouri the condition is 76,
being a falling off of 7 points since May
1. In Ohio the condition is 49 as against
55 on May 1. In Iowa the condition is
96. In Kansas, 96. Both Missouri and
Ohio report great damage from insects.
In reviewing the condition of the
wheat crop, it is necessary, on account
of the unequal distribution of the rain
fall during the months of April and May
to separate the western section of the
State from the central and eastern portion
practically had no rainfall from the
first of April to about May 25, with the
result that the average dropped from 74
on May 1, to 57 on June 1, for this section.
In many countiesthecropisreported
a failure. The general complaint is that
the crop is heading so slow and is so thin
on the ground that great difficulty will
he experienced in harvesting it. Com
plaints are also received of damage from
Hessian fly iu this section.
In those counties lying west of a line
running north and south with the eastern
boundary of Daviess county, the rainfall
has been more abundant and the
crop is only prevented from making an
averoge crop by the ravages of the chinch
bug and Hessian fly. The late excessive
rains are causing some apprehension of
damage from rust. The condition in the
twenty-two counties lying west of the
above mentioned line is 80 per cent of a
full crop. -
Combining the two sections the average
is 61, which is a falling off of 13
points during the month of May. In the
Southern counties the crop is ready
to harvest, which is being delayed by
the wet weather. The harvest period on
an average is a week earlier in the State
The corn crop is the only exception to
the general complaint of crops damaged
by drouth. An excellent stand was
obtained and the crop, generally speaking,
is in a very advanced stage for the
season. In the central and eastern portions
of the State the crop has made
steady growth during the drouth, while
in the absence of the usual wet weather
interference with work the crop has received
unusually good cultivation up to
the. beginning of the rains. Since that
time it is beginning to show the need of
In the western counties where the
rainfall has been more bountiful during
April and May, the late excessive rains
have put the crop in bad condition as
regards cultivation. Many correspondents
reports the field as being overrun
with grass and weeds. It is also being
badly damaged iu low lands by overflow.
Reports still show an unusual large
percent of 1895 crop still in farmers'
hands. The condition over the State
The condition "of the oat crop, shows
marked effect of. the drouth. Many counties
report the crop a failure throughout,
while in others the rains during the lat
ter part oLMay are reported as haviug a
wonderful effect in reviving the prospect
especially in the later sown portion being
benefitted. In the western counties
the crop is in a normal condition The
condition oyer the State averages 69.
yhe last ten days of May migfati.be
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Having retired frem the practice of medicine
sc-. era! years age, for reasor best Laewn to my
self, I aeaia offer ".v srofessiau 1 services to the
Kicha-ad aft .jt -. Person desir
tr., my servicec wtil uutl zy emce nrsc uoor nortu
cf the residence ofN. U "Deaiherage on Second
DR. T. J. TAYLOR,
Practtiwner in Medicine and Surgery,
Richmond, ... Kentucky
Office nod fesldenee on Third Street.
DENTAL S TJEGEB.Y.
DR. A. WILKES SMITH,
Richmond, - - - Ken-tuck
Owe- Smith building, Maia Street. Office
hcur , 00 to 12 M.; lioo to 4 J'.
- Practice limited to dentbtr.
; c Wjkgak. J A.
Street, OTer luditon National
J. L. HARRJS, M. D., D. D. S.
lUuuoND, -" - Kentucky.
r n and Iridic rork a
eT Wallace AJUccJlain ijcehouisp
Uli m rlfiin VW
Highest of all in livening
DLfet I Baking
with the result that a larger percentage
of the crop was set prior to June 1 than
ever before in the history of the tobacco
growing industry in the State. The reports
show thai an average over the
State of 88 per cent of the crop has been
set. The stand is excellent, except in the
low lands, where the plants are reported
at drowned from overflow. The tobacco
fields are in common with the cornfields
suffering irom want of cultivation and
from overflow in the bottoms. The
acreage as compared with an average
year is 83. As compared with 1895 the
the acreage is 92.
The hemp growing section lies wholly
in that portion of the State where the
drouth was severest. The effect on the
crop is plainly shown in the general average
for condition, which is 72.
The acreage, which was estimated at
105 on May 1. has been reduced by late
sowu crops perishing. This decrease has
been repaired to some extent by
Pastures were never shorter at this
season of the year. Many reports of the
blue grass being killed by the drouth are
received, while the damage to young
grass from . seed sown in the spring, is
enormous. The condition averages 70
for the State, and the condition of young
grass is 62.
SHEEP AXD WOOL.
Correspondents, very generally, report
a reduction in the number of sheep.
The wool clip, as compared with an average
year, is 88; as compared with 1895,
the per cent is 84. The price of wool
over the fatate averages 12 cents per
The percentage of hogs being fattened
for market, as compared with an average
year, is 90. Number of correspondents
reporting the presence of hog cholera is
larger than usual. 144 correspondents,
representing 74 counties, report cholera,
while 69. representing 51 counties, answer
the questions negatively.
Fruit has not escaped the effect of the
drouth. While the condition of peaches
and grapes still remains excellent, apples
are reported as dropping, presumably
from the effects of the dry weather, until
from many sections the apple crop is re
ported a failure The most sanguine
correspondent does not estimate the apple
crop at over 50 per cent. The blackberry
crop is generally reported the
finest in years.
STORMS AND RAINS.
The month of May has been a memorable
period on account of the violent
storms, wind, hail and rain. Kentucky,
while escaping in a great measure the
lamentable loss of life that has befallen
many States, has suffered no inconsiderable
pecuniary losses by reason of damage
to crops and property. The counties
of Ballard, Marshall, Caldwell, Crittenden,
McCracken, Webster, Todd, Logan,
Clinton, Ohio, Franklin, Owen. Pendleton,
Mason and Harlan report great damage
to crops and soil from severe storms
of wind and rain.
Commissioner of Agriculture.
WOMAN AND FASHION.
Tho Iode of tho Moment The Witty
Woman -d Her Interesting- Ways.
Trimm inff a Straw Hat.
Tho most charming of tho now materials
is labeled "canvas." It comes
in such delightful colors, seeming to
accept with special grace the tender
green, tho soft pink and tho hyacinth
Although tho voluminous skirt still
obtains, its fullness is somewhat
and its conduct altogether less aggressive.
It slopes gently outward from
the hips toward tho ground, and carriea
in its train, or rather wont of train.
YOUKO LADY'S UIXXEB DRESS.
less weight than did its predecessor, the
skirt of yesteryear. Sleovea seen In
newest models from Paris aro Emaller
and fit tightly to tho art six Inches
above the elbow, exhibiting their fullness
only at the top, and sometime- dispensing
with it thero and permitting a
plaited epaulet to supply tho necessary
width on tho shoulder, without which
wo havo not yet made up our minds
that lifo is possible.
Tho tulle gown is a charming possession,
especially for young women, but
it weara badly, calls for a f oundation
ofafefcvor satin, and demands jeweled
emPj 'aW'to. Jeweled embroideries
arr I r''lUXIirle8 ano yet women
A dinner dresa
in pahot green and pink silk, trimmed
with cf tho same, white
lace, and jeweled Dossementerie, fur
nishes a pleasing dinner dress.
Tho Witty Wosjai
Wide reading is not good" conversation,
and one may talk about a thousand
things and not .make ono of tbn
A good talktx must be a judg
of and mast a sense
c If she lacks ths first of these
attribute, she will aoi fit her topic Us
lV oomrWiong. If 'she laoka the
devil or man can p r
Latest U. S. GcVt Report
irum oeing rrequentiy and. mortally
dulL Then no woman -will ever talk
xally well If she is Impressed with a
desiro to trot out her learning, to parade
her long headedness, and to show discreetly
tho stocking which aho
wears. Wo go to tho dictionary when
we wont definitions, not to dinners.
Nor will tho truly witty woman deal In
perpetaal epigrams or flro off a
at every subject introduced.
The witty woman will take as well as
Ijivo, for sho loves wit in others, and
irtira it np by her sympathy and her
jirotty art of listening. She will bo
paring of the fun and reticent of
In generalities the mediocre
take refuge, and meditoto foolishly upon
the life they cannot understand. No
woman has moro success among men
than the witty woman, and, strange to
siy, even the Btupid males adore her.
The witty woman is ono of the joys of
life. Even if she has a large waist and
anall income she will find a welcome
orerywhere, for she sets tho present
dsneing to a lively tune, and is a bird
tliat sings even when tho showers of
ft.to axe wearily and pitilessly falling.
The Canadian Premier.
Canada is about to hold a general
ekiction, and Sir Charles Tupper, who
r&jently succeeded Mackenxio Bowell as
pr3micr, leads the Conservative forces.
Si- Charles has long been a power in
Canadian politics and is probably the
BIB CHARLES TCPTER.
most prominent man in tho Dominion
todty. He is nearly 75 years old, but
has few indications of ageHe comes of
sturdy Nova Scotia stk nd is a thoroughly
Personally ha is thUkset, deep
and rather handsome, a ready speaker
and a tremendous Until recently
ho .was high co-,- jff for
Cannda and lived in Lone.
Cecil Bhodes In Disgrace 'lar
Tito years ago all England rang with
extravagant praises of Cecil Bhodes, but
now ho has been implicated in the plot
to overthrow the Transvaal and is
warmly censured by the very people
who were loudest in lionizing him.
Who would havo believed it? If the
raid of Dr. Jim had been successful,
Rhodes would have been still a hero,
but as it was a failure the
of Capo Colony now finds himself in
very hot water. Cecil Rhodes began his
career, in South Africa as a penniless
youngur on looking for work and
health. Els brilliant rise as a diamond
miner, which was capped by his organization
of tho Do Beers syndicate, was
his first step toward fame and fortune.
Tho organization of the British South
Africa company was tho next It looks
now as if the star of Rhodes were wan-
ADMIRATION VS. SARAH FULLER.
C. O. Xowell, of Boston, has wagered
$500 aplinst $1,000 with C. H. Nelson that
his mate Admiration can defeat Nelson's
mare fcaran uner. uotn are pacers.
Each man has posted $150. The race
will take place at Mystic Park on
Tuesday, September 1. The conditions
are railu heats, best 3 in 5, pay or play.
Admiration is a black mare by Alcantara
and has no record. Sarah Fuller is a bay
mare bj' Nelson and has a mark of 2:29.
LOUISiVILLE TOBACCO MAR-
PUBLISIKU) BY Q LOVER 4 DUKKETT, LOUIS
VILLE TOBACCO WAREHOUSE.
Sales on our market for the week just
closed amount to 3G47 hhds. with receipts
fcr the same period 3825 hhds.
Sales on our market since January 1st, a-mount
to 82,947 hhds. Sales of the crop
of 1895 on our market to this date
amount to 79,034 hhds.
We have had Yery large receipts and
sales on our market this week and there
has been a decided general improvement
in the condition of the tobacco on sale.
The verj common grades of hurley have
been somewhat lower this week while
the good' grades of leaf have shown some
imDrovelhent in values.
The following quotations fairly repre
sent our! market for hurley tobacco 1895
Trash (dark ordamagediS 1 00 to 150
Common colory trash 2 00 to 4 00
.-!., to good col trash 4-00. to &00
Common lus not coiory 2 00 to. 4 00
Common 'colory logs 4 50 to 7 OG
Medium to good col lugs 7 00 to 9 00
ComsaoB to ttiedium leaf 5 00 to 3 0Q
Medium " g 00 to IS W
Good to B leaf 15 aa to is oo
Select wl Ippery lett 18 to 00
qMkMk r sot
b&tegrl M frosted trope, - -
H HiBili BBBSKIm9BMBHBBBIBMIBSBBBmWSSEiSWSBMBmSBBSIBm
We have 'em, and
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DO YOU WANT
the best that are
50c. and $1 per box. 6 tor 55.
Japanese Pile Ointment. 25 and
60c. per box. Japanese Uvtr
P. n. I,, aa
Will care all kirld of Pilrti. Why f nfler wit rr Mri disease? Wo civo written
wltrvG$1.00 boxe,to refund the,ntiny ifliot cured. Mailed to any address
on receipt ol price. Iho Japanese Hie Cre
BSySoldby W G. White. Druggist, Rn hmond. Kj
Don't Let The Horn Worms
Destroy Your Tobacco.
A New Preventive!
The hand-picking of tobacco worms is a
thing of the past, if the claims of the
"N. S. J." Co., Richmond, Va., he
true and their claims seem to be well
Not only is the labor and worry saved
but the farmer gets a greater number
of Dounds of tobacco and a better
quality by the use of "N. S. J."
No apparatus is needed save a 10c sifter.
The proprietors propose to give free
of cost, under certain and reasonable
conditions, several hundred boxes of
the compound (each box enough for
one acre), and tobacco growers would
do well to write the Company at once
for particulars. 1-12
...the TWo J'
JoDe? & Jeffij.
SUPPLY THE TRADE
Our factory on Laurel Street in Richmond
is now running, and we are
prepared to fill orders for twist of tlie
i "Pride nf vi n
A& 1 II, C " ii
"Psif oi Jacks"
Brands, three grades. We can save you
monev. Send us a trial order; you will
be glad with our products. Especially
pleased to hear from country merchants.
White & Ross,
49 Richmond. Ky.
Wanted-fin Idea Who some can S1TQDIO thin-
thing to patent;
Protect yonr Ideas: they may bring you wealth .
write jiiurt wtjur c .raieni Attorneys.
WssMBBtdn, D. C for their $1.U) prize oSer
and list ol two hundred inventions wanted.
If you want the best Washing Machine
that fs made, one that a child
can operate, call on, or address,
Now's the time to
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B. i', I. & B. B. B.
Time Table No. 24, In Effect
May 12, 1895.
1ST CLASS. 2N"D CLASS.
EAST BOUND. Ko. , y,. y,. t.
Ex S-B Ex Sua Ex S-a &
A. M. r M. A. M. M
VersaJHes m W 6 40 3 55
XkohsviKe 11 14 7 35 to .
Valley Vkut u 4T 73! 55
Mittioa 11 38 S 11 use
p. v. .. .. ...-
Rich-toad 12 15 y 13 30 pen
Uwos 13 g . u 3a
Moberly 13 31 1 o3
1 4 1 jf .,
Paaola 46 3 S
trvmc. . 1 13 3 3
No. 3. No. 4. N.S. USTira
A. H. M. F. M. A- M.
Irvine . 1 3s S 0
, ... 1 54 4 38
15 4 40 ,
Mefeerly . 2 mi 5 m
Umofl. i 5 15
RichmB 6 05 1 30 5 4a 5 o
Mdtioa .. 6 20 3 oo . $ 39
Valley Vieur 6 34 3 13 s S-
6 jt 3 3I 6 J
Ver uHe 7 50 4 a 7 3
a.m. r. M. P.M. I A.M.
x- : .
Trains bet-e - JTSFV,
Trains etwee 1
All trains connect w Scmthers Railway t
and from Louisville, asd wk the CX.O.iT.
P. to and from
Yon caB pend five hours la LovrtviHe, t six
hours is Cuicianati or 13 hours .a
return to Richod at 3op. at ,
For through rates and other lafot nil an if
any aert or addicts
L. & K. R R.
K. 0. DIVISION.
-L- Effect March 1, 1S60.
LV. Expresa for Cincinnati,! arv
A. M. fans. Jlavsville. vi-l p.
khester and Le x i n g to a
6.30 mail. I
Cincinnati, Paris, Mays-
P. M. ville. Winch ester and
2.05 Lexington mail. I l.Oo
Livingston, London, Jel-
1.10 iico. Pineville. 12 &
Fast line for Livingston, A. X.
11.43 Loadon.J eiuco,h.noxviliel 31f
A. M. Fast line for Cincinnati, p. jr.
3.19. Fans. mchester. 11.48
P. M. Rowland. Lancaster and A. M.
1.25 Stanford. lfcri
P. M. Rowland, Lancaster and r. x
trains connect at Pask
with Lexington, Frankfort, Ciet4i,
Maysville and intervening points.
Out-going trains connect at
with Lexington and points wst.
and Mt. Sterling and points east.
Out-going trains connect at
with Cumberland Gap, Knoxvilfe,
Louisville and intervening points.
trains connect at Rw
(near Stanford) with CumberkiRd Gap,
Kuoxville, Louisville and interveig
jP"Trains do not stop where no tine
For additional information, inquire of
K. HOOD, agent at Richmond, or of
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