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I I g'lli!JU!UJI Bring SffSS?
I Tow ebft TPVw Watoh The Date'
m to AFTEIt YOUIl NAME
X This Offioo, I. Renew AND promptly,
VOL. XIV.-NO. 14.
It la not what its proprietora say, but!
makes it soil, and wine tbo contidenco
of the people
The glazior ii not necoaiarlly a
tiratomo man because ho "gives jou
t pano." Yonkers Statesman.
QRtEF AND IGNORANCE.
A Vantfu Mather UI.UkM s Heartbroken
W.maii fr m Tlilec,
X woman with tm Infant In her arm
and two afeubhy, roughly-dressed children
havering to her skirts, rushed up
to a polloemau at the Central depot
"She want my children,'' sho gasped,
pointing to a handsomely-dressed worn-n
who atood at tho window gazing
out on lfe at root In an abstracted man-Bar.
"Want your children?" asked tha
j;8h. l trying to steal dem." said tin
wamani "she want dctn to buy, hut I
Mil not toy own children to anybody."
"iir you am?"
"Certain. She say. ahe give anything
hi the world for dose children told laa
1 take l)r sealskin, alt ahe hare, If I
would just her give ne little child, an'
XoiooWh her steal dem,"
"Thla la v.ry strange," aald the po.
JUtiaaa, aao crowing the floor of tha
tesot he touched the lady on the arm.
"Excuse taA ma'am; but dldyoo oBer
to buy ct of thla woroan'a chddrem
She turned, mid for a moment looked
sUrtled, and a covetous ezpreialoa
rosasd her face Ilka a shadow.
"Wi$r. I aald I would girt, all I had In
h warld for them yea. I aeul II
tkajr were mine. And to I would."
"I a..," aald Die policeman, ffeatly,
M be aeanned her blaek robes, and Bo
triad to espials to the other1 woman.
Bt aba elaiped her little onea clow.
"I mot sell one of dr children what
a .-'n, "l tut j Detroit
The lly.Ury ulvd.
"MJIr'." "id the absent-minded
protestor hn entering Uia breakfast-room,
"dan't ularrayourelf but a alight
lsy iuu manifest. I Itself In my left
tooi. In spite of ht fact that the glaia
U below aero my right foot wjotees In
jaora than normal warmth, whereas tha
left ia quite rigid and atlfT and cold aa
Opou the advice of the family doctor,
who waa aent for without deloy, tha
professor wai put to bed. when It waa
Z, rcd ho had two aooka upon
f u "a1 t"X, while hU left waa entire-Jy
,-N, y. Mercurv.
"ANT TE i Iff SALE
Beginning on Washington's Birthday,
We Have to Clear Out Our Store
to Make Room for
What better opportunity to kill two birds
with one stone by beginning our sale
on such n day and thus celebrating it
SEE NEXT ISSUE FOR THE LIST.
BASSETT & CO.
L - ;
fi, TT"i '
OUR MOTHER TONGUE.
Ve ll.n h I iijutK
Wo know now thui tho mother tongua
U a heritage niul nut u l'inn. It la ours
touie m o n ili in. ist. In America
thero U no neivhvUy to plead for tho
right of the AiniTiLuuilim to exist, Tho
cause la won No American writer
worth his Halt Would think of withdrawing
a word fir npologlzlnp for a
phrase becuuvo It una not current
within aound of Il'iw Hells. The most
timid of American nuthorctsea haa no
doubt as to her mm of railroad, con.
ductur, grado, and to swltcli, dcsplta
her possible know o lo that in llritiah
usage tho crjutrulontH of these words
are rnllwny, guunl, irndlent, nnd to
shunt On tho luiki jry, in fact, there
U vlslhlu now ami uam. especially on
the part of the limit highly cultivated
writers, an obvious rirlight in grasping
an Indigenous word racy of tho boil.
Thera is many nn American expression
of a pungent freshness which authors,
weary of an outworn vocabulary, aeizo
eagerly. It may bo a new word, but it
would not bo in accord with our traditions
to refuse naturalization to u vreU
como or It may bo a
flourishing hero in our open fields,
although long slnco out of the
trim Island garden on the other aldo of
the Atluntic, nil in such ciso wo usa it
unhesitatingly ns our forefathers
used It In tho p.it.t, "following," aa
Towell remark, "the fashion of our
ancestors, who unhuppily could bring
orer no English betlrr than
Ilr.tuder Matthews, In
(Isrnltiirff (or Toll (Imtiia.
A corselet of floworR extending high
on tho bust ia n funclful trimming for
round waists of tullo dresses. It is made
of small blossoms thickly massed, aa pink
barardin, white lilacs or
There nro also pointed Swiss bolts of
flowers. One of pale lilacs stripped
from their atoms la edged with glossy
green leavea Another ilorul trimming'
is a frlngii of wliltw hyacinths, daffodils
or daisies drooping from the edgo of tbo
waist, and falling in n ilcop point in tho
front A similar fringe forma a berth a
around the low neck, mid a
Tina trims thu foot of the skirt Other
tullo skirts havu three cored stilt
breadths of tho front Hint sides strewn
with long-stemmed blossoms, as pop-plea
or buttercups, under n single aklrt
of tulle, while tho baok breadths of tho
alight train are croM d diagonally with
Inch-wide ribbons thu color of tho blossoms.
Tno of tulle fall orer the
buuU bjcmltlis. Harper's
gg3. ' -..-.- - ' .1
Hlgtvttt e'a la Leayeatog S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, ia
PERSONAL AND LITERART,
A book has been written purporting
to traco the descendants of Pocahontas
down to this day, nnd 1'rcsldcnt Harrison
la in tho list. He, according to thla
book, is lior
A western author whoso work Is attracting
much attention in Hoslon,
where ho now lives, Is Mr, Hamlin Garland.
Ho wnn born In Iowa nnd la of
Scotch blood. His woikis chiefly
to the hnrd, pathetic llfo of the
prairie nnd t lie farm.
Jnmes I,ano Allen, the Kentucky
writer, Is a tnll nnd slender man with a
gruro face. Ho can tell n etory at a
dinner tablo as well ns In a printed
Ho looks somewhat like the
typical pedagogue, nnd, In fact, began
his career on a tenclicr.
Miss Mabel Cnhlll. the chamDlon
woman lawn tennis player of AmerUa,
Is of Irish parentage, her father being
a country gentleman in Kilkenny. She
Is rather pretty, the beauty of her eyes
being particularly noticeable, and her
flguro Is slender nnd supple
James Kuuiull I.onvll, tThen lecturing
to tho students of Harvard university
a quarter of a century ngo, was
wout to preface his remarks with tho
words! "Gentlemen and Fellow-Students."'
Many u Harvard graduate
remembers the grateful encouragement
those four words engendered.
Tho Society of California Pioneers
proposes to got from each living member
a full record of tils life, with details
of the settlement and development of
the levtton which he chosa as his horn
and facta In regard to his buslncs or
professional career. It Is believed that
such a record will be Invaluable to future
Tho artists of Rermany deeply
mourn tho death of Helnrlch Lang; the
painter of animals and battle-scenes,
which took place recently In Munich.
Lang was n pupil of Frledrich Yoltx.
During tho Franco-Prussian warhe waa
attached to the staff of a Bavarian com?
mandcr and witnessed personally the
scenes which his brush subsequently so
Tho old duko of Nassau, who at
Is hale and active, has a,
fortune of $2.1,000,000, and la consequently
act down as the rlchost prince
in Europe. Much of his wealth represents
the profits of the Wiesbaden Casino,
nnd for many years tho royaltios
from tho gaming-tables there flowed
into his pockets in a veritable stream
of gold. Itesldcs that, in tha old days
ho exneted a tax for every visitor to the
A friend, who at one time enjoyed
tho intlraato acquaintance of William
Iloss Wallace, the author of that very
popular song, "Tho Bword of Bunker
11111," writes that Mr. Wallace once told
him that ho was paid jast 810 for that
piece of composition. lis said, further,
thai Mr. Wallace enconntered npoa tha
platform of tho Cooper Institute, at a
later day, Lowell Mason, who wrote
tho music for this song, and had tha curiosity
to nsk Mr. Mason what he wai
paid for lils share of the production.
The latter answered that ho received
610 also. Thus author and composer
were placod on tcrmsof strict equality.
The pteco netted many thousands of
dollars to Its publishers.
Hawthoruo's mastery of the preternatural
seems to ns the
terlstla fe aturo of his genius. He followed
no predecessor, ho left behind
him no successor. He stands so completely
nlonn that the ordinary methods
of comparative criticism aro baffled,
He must bo taken as what he is an
original genius. Yet, independent as
be It, lie can not bo called n distinctively
American novellit.nt all. Fancy,
Imagination, poetic vlston. aro his gifts.
Romance is his domMn. Too intent upon
penetrating below the surface In
both men and things, ho represented
neither us they passed before his eyes.
He looks through, rather than at life.
Mamma "You seem to be is a
hurry," Little Frances "Yes, ma'am;
If I hadn't turn so fast I wouldn't dst
here so toon.'"
Young Lady I'atlout "Doctor,
whtt do you do when you burn your
mouth with hot coffee?" Doctor
"Swear." l'lutarch's Decameron.
Ooslln "Aw, 1 havo a vowy bad
headache thla ma wulng, doncher know."
Cuspid (a dentist, absent-mindedly)
"Why don't ytmhave ttfllled?"
That Was Why. -"Mr, Piggery, c
Chicago, isn't a physician, Is lie, Butane?"
"Oh, no. 1'hcn whydoydu
address him aa 'Doctor' ?" "Ho cures
hams." Pittsburgh Chronicle,
A young lady, giving evidence In
oourt tho other day, was asked by tho
lawyer how alio learned music. "By
teaching It," was the caudld and ingenuous
reply, Once n U'eek,
-Ho Was Not In It-(At the door.)
Book Agent (briskly) "Is tha man of
the house In?" Mr. Meeker (cautiously)
"Well cr no. Bbo's Just stepped
over to a neighbor's, " rittsburgh Bulletin.
A Sad Case. Wallle "Whither
away, rao boy?" ClioUio "(lot to see
me physician abuut me appetite. I'm
so beastly hungwy In tharaawnlng that
I don't wcally need me bittern at alt"
"There Is the poultice; put it on his
stomach." "Hut I thought you aald
that it was hU licait that was affected.
doctor," "Well, you always reach a
HOPIONSVILLE, KENTUOKYrUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1892.
THE OLD HOUSE.
I passed to-night the old tioune standing lone
Tbe w ladows closed, the rooms all dark and
fna porch detcrted, where, my love, together
We est in the old tweet days with no one
Rio tutnmn night wind bitterly was blowing,
The old trees on the oof their branches
Hie long grin In the nrd was waving tsdlr,
The tall white pllltri In tno moonlight piled.
ih I love, ll'.e that old home, my heart It lonely.
Since those glad times It hi been closed ana
Sweet memories nuw lung dead are burled la
Old thoughts, old longlogs I have never told.
But here to night, with this old house before
There comet to me a fancy strange and
appose those rtarktome rooms ones more
And light snd lite and love again might meet
Bow joyous would
the old bouts ring with
How gay the scene with youth and beauty
4nd though oottlde the autumn wind It signing.
The hesrtt within aro bentln? ear and llrrhL
lo If to me you ever thould retnrn, love.
Then yeu would uten my dresr besrt agtln,
lad with the light of your sweet pretence nesr
liyltfe would smile, forgetting years of pain.
Thomsi L. Wood, In Detroit Free Prets.
V U U 00 workmen1
VV on tho tons of
high places or on tho frail-looking
scaffolds often Insecurely erected on
new buildings a shiver runs through
me, for it rails to mind an adventuro I
onco had which nearly caused my
So awful Is the remembranco to me
that not for all the gold In the world
would I mount ono of their long ladders
and stand, as I havo seen them do,
ort merely the two-foot top ledgo of A
lofty brick wall and gazo coolly down
on the bard pavements, a hundred or
more feet below.
Aa for going up In a balloon, the very
thought makes me feel faint and sends
a chill down my backbone.
I also avoid looking from the higher
windows in the immense sky-scraping
structures now rapidly filling our
oltles, for the fasclnution 1 then havo to
Jump nut and down Is too strong to
Even the birds soaring high In the
air make me feel uncomfortable, and
the circus with its trapeze performers
la barred from my list of pleasures.
All this came about becauso I, when
a boy, ventured a climbing feat which,
as I have said, well-nigh put an early
end to my existence.
I was, maybe, a dozen years old at
the time, as agllo as a wild monkey,
and too thoughtless to know what
A large church was In course of erection
near our honsc, and Its very tall
wooden steeple was being topped with
a hugo ball surmounted with a cross.
The carpenter work was all dona
and the scaffolding was left for tho
painters to finish nnd to gild tho ball
Aa far as the bclfrcy In tbo stceplo
the scaffolding went; then narrow
slata nailed across one of the octagon
sides formed a sort of ladder to reach
its highest point tho slats growing
smaller as they rose, until, coming to
the ball, they changed to a rudo,
founded arrangement following tho
thapo of the ball and under and over tt
to the cross.
Wo boys found this dally growing
hurch a fine play ground, nnd after
sabool used to cougrvgato there to
Watch, the workmen, particularly when
they were risking their lives and looking
no bigger than dwarfs upon tho
It was, indeed, a circus to us, and the
sight of tho men way, way tip on tho
cross thrilled us with ia queer delight
One holiday, when the men were not
working, we wero thero as usual, gazing
upward and eagerly discussing tha
matter until one of us proposed seeing
bow hard or how easy It was by
climbing up ourselves.
Nono but boys, of course, would
think of, let lone attempt such a
buzardous feet and so. after n few
"dares," up the scaffolding nud long
outalde ladder to tho roof we started, I
leading the rest
We all safely gained tho edge of the
sloping roof aud sat there) awhile to
Tho steoplo didn't look so
high na from the street, and thero wai
it ladder lying on the roof to where the
On that wo crawled (cu after another
and then stopped again to get
our breath be for a the next mount
Some of tha lads now began to be a
Httlo scared at tho prospect before
them, and In spite of the more daring
ones' ridicule nud loud assertions that
wa wouldn't fall they wUely concluded
to go no further for the present and
then carefully picked their way back
maa's heart through hla stomach, don't , to tho roofs edge und thence down to
Era. , the street front where they stood In a
Tho Perils of Dlsobcdlgnco. Miss
Tomax "Oh, yim nro such a bad boy.
What shall 1 do wltlfyott If you don't
mind." Fi eddy "Do what Mr. Van
Jay did to sister, lie said he would
kiss her if she didn't mind, and 1 ruast
she didn't, for ho kissed hor." Brooklyn
How Old Bhe Was. The attorney
in the case was very spry and 1.8 was
not making it any pleitsnuter for tha
witnesses than ho could help. "How
old are you?" he asked of a lady who
waa called to testify. "I'm old enough,"
ahe replied with exceeding promptness
"to know that It Is miserable bad manners
for a man to nak a lady how old
the is." The court lot tho autwor
stand. Detroit Free I'ress,
Oat of Rhyme. A country editor,
who Is also the poet as well as the
pressman of hla pspe r.is in trouble, and
ns with other pocti, liu leurnu In suffering
what bo tells in song. He hat
stnfln this on a poMul uardl
I lonu hare kuowu that crvdltor
It icrfect rhyme for editor!
Aud lit, towtw, my creditor
west alvay i rsyme with edji
Ad thtt w why thle ednor
Would lev. to tbtoge bit creditor.
group watching with frightened faces,
the four of us who remained
Uettlng up to the lop of tho shaky
single plank acaffoldlng at the steeple's
bate waa an easy mutter, nnd when
wo got there wo waved our hats and
gayly shouted to our comrndes below
and laughed at their replies for us to
While doing Unit a piece of board
knocked off by our feet fell to thu
roof, and, sliding fast and faster to
thu edge, bounded off and struck the
pavement with such foreo that It splintered.
This causel two moro of my companions
to weaken, mid 'without saying
a word thoy, after slipping once or
twice- in their anxluty to reuch solid
ground, managed to ullmb down and
jolu tha group on tho htieet, which had
boon Increused by passing people stopping
to watch our proceeding
Filled With thu foolish bravado of
showing off to the audience below, I
led the ascent tip the stceplo.
Tha slats, nailed there for men to
ollmb on, wero pretty far upurt for
boys' legt and wo, too, soon found
tha task not 'an easy aa. It looked. But
li?fHd by thedetlru for admiration.
tnd thinking what a hero I would be
when tho feat was I kept
oa nnd upwanl jnlil, after the hnrdest
af efforts, I found myself on tho ton-most
slat JuU underneath the sloping
Thero I clung to rest and see how far
my companion had got
To my surprise lie, too, had shown
tho white feather nnd left me, and I
law him Jnil disappearing over tho
tho roof's edge.
Instead of his desertion making mo
frightened It served to ronso my do
termination to go still higher, and
without looking down ngiiln, for It waa
setting mo dizzy, I started to surmount
tho ball and reach tho ctoss above It
Climbing Inside the roundlnir ladder.
then crawling between tho slats and
climbing outside, but never look In
down while I did it, I pulled myself u
1.....1.. .i1 ...til. ,..1. .llnlA.ii... ...ail.
to my dollght, I snt on the great ball
with my little legs on either sido of tha
huge cross, clinging to It tightly with
ono arm nnd wnvlng my hat with tho
other to the' spell-bound crowd In tho
Street bolow looking no bigger than
Tor some minutes I enjoyed my triumph,
and gazed around at the magnificent
view without a thought of
To show off a Httlo moro I fired my
cap at my startled audience, and
watched it, borno on the wind, descend
till it struck the ground.
Then I thought it was time for mo to
Clutching the ladder slats I commenced,
but getting to the edge of tha
ball, I discovered the well-known faot
that It is a great deal easier to climb up
than to gut down. 1 w as utterly stuck.
I made several attempts to get under or
over, but I didn't know how or where
to place my feet Each time I felt for
.resting spot I found nono to stand
on, and after several escapes
from slipping and falling, which
brought a cold sweat all over me, had
to glvo up aud crawl back to my scat.
ana mere, twisting my legs and arms
around tho crosi, hung on.
I then fully realized my awful peril
and became terribly frightened
1 felt weak and hick. My head began
to swim and grow so dizzy that things
turned black to my eyes. I heard from
below shouts of encouragement and
murmurs of despair, and aboro.all I
heard a. scream which I recognized as
my mother's voice.
But 1 shut my eyes and hung to tho
cross, expecting each Instant to loso
my hold and dash on the stones
9 lb J&k
"haso o.v, you urrLK HAT."
dreds of feet down. At last, completely
overcome with fear and terror, my
ttrength left me, my arms loosened'
their grip nnd I knew I was fainting'
and in a moment must perish.'
Just then a strong voico sounded close
lo mo nnd a man's head showed Itself
above the sldo of tho ball where tho
ladder was. "Hang on, you Httlo rat"
It said, "or I'll whip you to an Inch of
your life." Tho angry tono scared na
to that forgetting my danger nnd'oven'
where I was, I hung on Ilka a good'
Moro afraid of tho punishment than
f falling, I let rar rescuer fasten a
rope under my arms, nnd, meekly obey-'
Inghls stern command, allowed him to
lift and lower mo to another man on tho
tlat ladder beneath th'.. ball aud then
bo helped down thp steoplo slats an
the scaffolds and the roof to tho street
There, after my distracted mother had
embraced mo, I got from myfuthef
tha soundest thrashing I know before
I deserved all nnd moro than I got,
but as a preventive for futuro climbing
exploits it was entirely unnecessary.
The remembranco of my terroron tho
iteeplo top keeps mo forever on
And tho memory is ever refreshed by
horrid nightmares, in which I have the
terrible sensation of falling from high
places, but luckily, I w.tkeu just boforo
t strike the licnp of sharp,, hard stone:
watting to truaji me. H. C Dodge, in
h tVmiteil Coilllili.
Sha was from thu west Her self,
reliant, breezy manner betrayed that
rAn. vl,. i i . . - , .. ,
i.ui. ohd nun voma over 10 aaw xoric
to do some shopping with friends frohi
Brooklyn, whose guest she was. Her
rarb and bearing an abundance
of this world's goods, and her unreserved
speech plaluly Indicated to
bthcr patrons of Delmonleo's who wero
Within sound of hor voice that she had
made some purchases of a costly character
"Well, now for luncheon," sho
laid, pausing In hor talk about JowoJry.
titles nnd laces. "What do I wont?
Let me sec. Girls, let us have as nlco a
luncheon as the hiinse affords. Each
of you give your orders." The taito of
the three Brooklyn ladles ran to patties,
Ulods, partridge, cold turkoy, potato
ships, sliced oranges and cream puffs.
Tho pollto waiter made a note of thoso
dollcscies and turned inquiringly to th"o
western lady. Hho curefully studlcil
each page of tho bill of fare and. after
sscortalnlng what her frleudt had
srdercd, she looked tho wulter straight
In the eyo and s!d, with the air of Ono
born to command: "Young man, bring
ate a large plute of codfbili."
-N. Y. Times;
Young Mrs, Codling (to her papa)
"Oh, papa, what does the word 'contract'
ptcan?" Pupa "It means to
make smaller, my dear. For lustauce,
heat expands mid uold contracts." Mrs.
.tolling "Then It's ml right Harry
told me ho was cantractlngsomA heavy
lubts, nnd I was so norvout till you
It" Harper'- Bazar.
Gon llonlangcr's only brother,
Ernest, mytturlously disappeared after
having led us a young man such a wild
ilfo that tho family would never
his name, lllseronlcs say that
ao went to thu Uultod States mid was
killed In the war of secession, but
whether on the northern or southern
lido nobody seems to know.
$2.00 a year;
RE-RED LETTER PRICES
ON OYER COATS.
$9.991s1ficeofo1uTentire ook of fine silk and flannel
t lined Meltons and Kersey overcoats worth $15.00 to 20.00
$8.99 fitoSm106 fr aU Ver COatS S0ld h0retofore at
$6.99 Soilo1 PriC6 n finQ aU W001 long riding ulsters'
$4.99 is.eto1Iioorio on fine Kersey over Goats' worth
$2.99 f offtoQ ooer price on g00d lleavy over coats' worfc
49C ?niS.edi ter price on childrens over coats, worth
JL.UU XO J..OU
99C worth! ootor2 50 hYB childrens over coats'
$1.49 Srvrheqnnt;er?r7iSef0r b0ys and cllildren's over coats,
This will be the last droo in over coats hnt. nno rp av4. Ar,
will be into a nice clean box to be salted down till next winter.
J. H. ANDERSON & CO.
NOS. 1 and 3 MAIN ST., GLASS CORNER.
For S3 TDir$r
103 MAIN STREET.
J. WALLACE WARFIELD.
JOHN F. DANFORTH.
GENTLEMEN: Now is the tine to lay- in your supply for
the approaching Summor. Look through your linens and see if
you don't want Shirts at these P11ICES. If you do, como next
Monday. You may not need them now hut thoy will come handy
1 f) Tin 7 dlMnsoii'a hesb wilaundorcd Shirts, reinforced bach and
Xj jjJa. front, 8200 4 ply linen losom and N. Y. Mills muslin, regular
price $1.00, reduced to 78o.
1 O TIO 7 Mhhison's unlanndercd Shirts, reinforced bach and front
XiJ Xwj. 2100 linen 3 ply bosom and Fruit of loom muslin, regular
price voc; reanccu to quo.
Lxood unlanndercd blurt, Munson's best malte; 2100 linen
hnstnm, ft iihi.hnn.mi iMisil.ht.1inf7.il 7.7. 7 . .
continuous facing, regular price 50c. reduced to ft.On.
1 (l Tl O 7 Goo(l unlaun(lorGcl Shirts, linen bosom, reinforceh bach and
.j ajwzj. froit continuous facing, Regular price JSo, reduced to 85.
5'DOZ. oys' Shirts, regular price 50c, reduced to 85a
G) K TT ryj Men's best Athinson's laundered Shirts in plain and
JJyJJLx ed bosoms, regular prices 1 a7id &15 reduced to 79o.
5T. r 1-7 Men's fine Shirts with collars attached, open front, regular
XJUZi. price $t.85, reduced to 90c. a
Don't forget the Time and Place.
Monday, Poll 15, at
Opposite Howe's Jewelry Store.
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