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THE V, A TIRO DAFTLY RUT -LET1M
"CITY GUN STORE"
Oldcvt in the city; etftabLbhl in loft
Com'l Ave., betwrtn nth and 10:h bU.
atAHUrfACTURKR 4 DRALBR IN AIX KIND
A mm million of til deter p'l 'Di always oa bind t
General repairing la all kinds of m.tsl.
fall descriptions mtde to order, tad stiitftcttoa
trtrrtoiea. t,ivomtctn, ana ne cormurea tor
mmll at tse go or tbe "BIO OL."
JOHN A. KOKHLER.
sl-Sm Proorletor, Cairo. 111-
W. bTRATTON, Cs ro. T. BIRD, Missouri,
STRATTON & BIRD,
So. M Ohio Levee, Ctlro, I':.
If Unl Aeertcan P.aer Ca
I At. a. rra.
Birr a. tartu
Grand Central Store.
J-m E. INCE,
Manoftotarer fnd Pea'er In -
Mk Street, between Com'l Ave. ud Lvvve.
CHOKE BORING A SPECIALTY
ALL KIN08 0? AMC.VITION'.
Safes Reialred. All Klnri nt v Msrl.
Boot & Shoe
5o. 90 Com'l Ave.. Bet. 5th & 6th 8t.,
jut received full line of
FALL and WINTER GOOL'S
which he will sll tt the lowest Wtim price. It
ceaspriae the beet of hT. LoCff HAND Malt
Md of BOSTON MANUKACriJlfKS. I.AOIE8'
nd CHtl.DRSNVS SIIOKS, s,d OfiNrS' RUB
BRKBUOT8 and SHOES.
WW el so ruaketooHsr anything in oar line
of the belt material and work mtuc hip. ,
Mrs. J. S. HACKER,
Cor. Washington At., Fourth St.
rnll itock 0' mtrll for
Art.-:- Needle -;- Work,
Zepbprs of all Snides.
tVLssaons glvea Ib Arraaen. Order for
MaplD( and embroidery tolleiMd .
New Restaurant. : 1
ADSIT BROd.. 1'ropvletor.
WtihlBston At, and 14th Ft , Cairo, III
KVXeato Mired at all honri sight and da.
T pttTMagt of the ablt 10I lotted.
H " 5
Impurity nf the
nii.od, Fevrr and
and all Ulteaeee
raueed by De
rangement of Liver, ltoweU and Kldneyi.
iTMlTOMS OF A DISEASED I.IVFTR.
Bad Breath: Pain in the Side, tomrtime the
pain ii felt under the Khcuiiler-blade, mistakes for
Rheumatitm : general Ion of appetite ; Bnweli
leDerally cotuve, jmctiima alternating with lai;
the head U troubled with pain, it dull a.id heavy,
with ooiuiderable lou of memory, accompanist!
with a painful tenia ti"n of leaving unrlone someiliing
arhich ought to hare bern done; a tlirfht, dry cougri
and flushed bee it omciim an attendant, often
mittaken for comumption: the patient complaint
of wearinMl and debility: nervout, e n'y turtled;
fart cold or burning, lomctimei a prickly sensation
of the akin exitta; kpirua are low and rleflpondent,
and, although tautfied that ex-n:ise would he bene
ficial, yet one can hardly aiimmon up fortitude to
try It in fact, dittnim every reme - y. Several
of the above ivmptomt attend the div ase. but caaea
have occurred when but few of them existed, yet
examination after death has shown the I.lver to
have been extensively deranged.
It should be uaed by all prraona, old and
young, whenever any of the above
Peraona Traveling: or Mrlns; In Co
healthy Localitiesby uking a dine occasion
ally to keen the I.iver in healihy action, will avoid
tH Malaria, Blllniia attack, Uimneu, Nan
tea, Drowsiness, Depression of Spir.tt, eic. It
will Invigorate like a glass of wine, out It no In
If Tou have eaten anything hard ot
tUgeetloii, or feel heavy after meaJi. or tleep
lee at night, take a dose and you will be relieved
Tim and Doctors' Kills will be saved
by alwayt keeping the Regulator
In the House t
For, whatever the ailment may be, a thoroughly
tait purgative, alterative and tonic can
never dc out of place. The remedy it harmless
and doet not Interfere with business or
IT 18 PCRELY VECETABLE.
Ana hat all the pewr and effic icy i.f Calomel or
Quinine, without any of the injur after effects.
A Oovernor't Testimony.
Simmons liver Regulator has been in use In my
lamily for some time, and I am unified it is a
valuable addition to the medical science.
J. Gill SHorrrt, Governor of Alt.
lion. Alexander If. Stephen, of Cia.,
Says: Have derive i some betient In m the use ot
Simmons Liver Regulator, and wish to give it a
"The only Thing that never fulls to
Believe." I have used many remedies for Dys
pepsia, Liver Affection and Debility, but never
have found anything to benfu me to the extent
Simmons Liver Regulator hai. I sent fn.m Min
nesota lo Georgia fcr it, and would end further for
such a medicine, and would dviw all who are sim
ilarly affected to g:ve it a trial as it teems the only
thing that never fails to relieve
P M. Janhev. Minneapolis, Minn.
Dr. T. W. Maiwin taym From actual ex
perience in the use of Simmons Liver Regulator in
asy practice I have been and am ratitnad to use
tad prescribe it as a purgative medicine.
WTake only the Genuine, which always
hat oa tht Wrapper the red Z Trade-Mark
and Rig-nature of J. II. ZEIL1X CO.
FOR SALE BV ALL DRt.T.CISTS
CAIRO OPERA HOUSE.
Two Nights and Matinee
Harry J. Mortimer's
Friday & Saturday,
DEC 21 & 22
Btrtley Campbell' I.t'est Saccesi,
How Women Love.
Grand Matinee, Saturday Afternoon!
Tha Dellgttful Comedy,
"Onr Boarding: House."
Reserved letta at Budnr'a. Pnnii'ar n-ir 11
80 and 1! Crjtite. N ez ra rhmge (r riterved
aettt. Admission to matinee, 50c:; children, 25c.
136 & 138 Com'l Ave.
have received a full and complete line
ol new Fall and Winter
DRY GOODS, DRESS GOODS,
' Cloaks, Pol mans, notions, Etc.
, A heavy stock of Body Bnmelt, Ttpor
A full atock of Oil Clotb, all and prlcct.
CIM Gents' Fumish'g Goorls
m sail ana complete I lock 11 now being
eloted ont at great bargatua.
All (jrooda nt Bottom Price!
A Raoord to Compart) with That of
Wellington or Bluoher.
A Soldier of More Experience Than
Ar Cetainander of the Old
Vl'orld Tlawe'e rerfeet
"Oath" in Cincinnati Enquirer.)
Gen. Grant attribute to SberitUn tea two
frreat piece of advice be finally nccepieu .
Ant, to let him make an offensive war again t
Early in the valley; and aecond, to let bun
ptirwie Lee with all the violence of war on
hit retreat from Petersburg. Sberiilan, by
bit impassioned nature, intuition and pos
itive group of the great possibilities of war,
tbua managed in the very close of evente to
mingle on such a vent scale into tbe termina
tion of tbe rebellion that be pushed hi natn
aDd character up beside the old veterans ot
tbe conflict, lie was like a race horse wbo
has often won a match for a short distance,
nd suddenly astonishes tbe world by enter
ing at tbe last moment for the long race and
coming in first at tbe pole. Tbe lesson be
teaches to soldiers is that while there is war
there is still a great chance left
No man could have carried out use policy
of Bheridan wbo did not poesee great bold
nets of mind, intelligence in councUand force
of will over more experienced and cautious
men. His record bears comparison with that of
Wellington or Blucber in the long cam
paigns with Napoleon. Neither of those men
figured very prominently in tbe earlier and
greater stages of tbe continental wars. Well
ington made bis principal impression in tbe
Spanish peninsula, remote from the great
theatre of war, as Sheridan made bis in the
valley of Virginia, where he seemed to be a
more commander of observation like a dozen
ruined men who had preceded him. But he
reasoned that perhaps the key of tbe position
was right where be stood just as tbe spot
from which Europe was revived against Na
poleon was in the far-off Iberian peninsula.
Tbe success of Sheridan in tbe valley roused
the army of the Potomac and tbe army of
the southwest to emulation. They saw tbe
genius which could conceive and execute
from a distant spot the great whirling move
ment, strategical rather than tactical Thus
the little man from tbe valley brought his
army down to Grant, almost in contradiction
of orders, before Sherman had made his con
nection with Grant's army. The battle of
Sheridan in pursuit of Lee was tbe last in tho
war of any consequence, and closed it with
a perfect blaze of fireworks. Fierce, aggres
sive warfare of that kind bad not previously
been seen by the rebel army in Virginia.
Late in tbe war, when Sheridan had extir
pated Early, be was made a brigadier general
in the regular army, thereby inmiring bint
against going back to hit mere captaincy. It
was alter be berame brigadier general that
be conceived and executed the remarkable
deed which got him his lieutenant generalcy.
Gen. Sheridan has to-lay more experieuon
in battle probably than any military com
mander in Europe. The only cases anal
agouti to his are those of the Prussian corps
commander! wbo were engaged in two very
brief wartone in I860, called the seven
weeks' war, and another five yean later,
which occupied for the whole term of its
transaction not a fifth of the time Sheridan
was in battle. ' Another case Is that of Sir
Garnet Wolseley, who has conducted two
raids very much of the character of Sheri
dan's marches around Lee, Into Abyssinia
Whatever may be the result of the pend
ing elections in the United States, tbe men
who did their duty by the flag of their Union
have all reaped the substantial rewards
of their fidelity. Grant has sur
vived most of his great military
opponents in the south, and is on
excellent terms with tbe remnant. He has
bad two terms of tbe presidency like Wash
ington. His private affairs In the metropolis
of the Union are believed to be in respectable
condition, and be is as useful a mau in for
warding matters of civilization on tbis con
tinent as Gen. Washington was after be laid
the presidency down. Sherman has lived to
see a general vindication, not only of hi
genius but of his plain common sense. It is
pleasant near tbe close of life to learn from
all the foots that one is not a fool Thomas
passed to his account, and lies buried on the
banks of the Hudson ; but bis statue in ever
lasting brass rises near to the shores nf his
native Virginia in action, as he stoo l on
the rock of Chicamauga and saved the rem
nant of the western army.
Scbofleld, who was by Lyon when he died,
is one of the major generals in the army.
Hancock, one of tbe most beautiful spirits at
Gettysburg, commands with respect and
affection the great metropolis of the country,
and has nearly been president of the United
States. General Pope who was called into
great prominence by the personal confidence
of Abraham Lincoln, and became the victim
of maneuvres to defend the capital and ex
tricate McClellan's army is also one of the
major generals in the service, and probably
has his years yet to live to let men uivlnr
stand him better. The young Mel'bei-Kun,
wbo never lived to civil employment, stands
among the shade-trees of Washington, one of
the great figures of that stormy time In
which his life was sacrificed. '
All in all, time has worked its perfect
vindication. No shade of bitterness should
prevail in any portion' of this country that
the reversal of the vessel has brought to the
top some who were at the bottom, but who
played their part on the new surface of
things with that force of character which is
the greatest of tbe riches of our republic.
The Applause of One-Armed Men.
This is not a bad story of Sarah's experi
ence in "Fedora" in Sweden: The great
actress was playing to a crowded house, anil
the poison scene called forth tumultuous ap
plause from all sides. Before these signs of
approval had died away, people were aston
ished by hearing roars of laughter proceed
ing from that portiou of the theatre occupied
by the divinities. Some indignation was felt
at this irrelevant mirth, and l he high life in
the boxes and stalls were beginning to wax
exceedingly wrotb, when they cast their eyes
upward in tbe direction of the laughter. Two
one-armed men were seen standing un in tbe
third gallery, bringing their unique members
together, ana co-operating in tbe production
of the necessary applause.
Who Are the Fretful.
A British critic says that Americans are
fretful. Bless you, no. Go into a public hall
or conveyance and see tha fretful, nervous,
looklng-for-thelr-rigbts people, and nine in
ten will be Englishmen. The only time in
ten years when we were on pirn and needles
was when Herbert Spencer could not sleep
A Hedem Jacob.
It is laid that a young man made a aitura.
lar contract with a farmer near Abbeville,
Ala., last year., lie agreed to work a year
for the farnw's daughter and a double-bar
reled shot gun. The contract be faithfully
carried out, and is now hnnpy in the pomes-
Ion of hi donbta. reward.
KOMAKOE OF A POOH TOUHO MAN.
Hew He Came te rind Hlmeelf Alone
U the Celd, Celd World.
Aa Austin street car stopped on a aiding.
There was a long wait But one solitary list
less passenger inhabited tbe car. He gazed
ont of the window at tbe gorgeoua autumn
scenery on the sidewalk dry goods boxes
and peanut stands.
"I wasn't brought up to whack a mule,"
aid the driver, suddenly putting bis head In
at tbe front door of the car, and addressing
the solitary passenger.
"Nor said tbe solitary one, interroga
tively. "Not much. My history is peculiar. I'm
a victim of circumstance."
"Yes," said tbe passenger, affirmatively.
"Yes, you bet. I struck the wildest and
most delirious kind of luek. My father was
one of the solid men of Jackson. You couldn't
pry him off his financial feet with a jack
screw. He was a widower, and I was Lis heir
apparent But it wasn't apparent long. No,
the rose-colored dream evaporated. Just
a lout the time the governor could count up
his $250,000. 1 fell madly in love with a rat
tling good lookin' girl, and the old man said
if I didnt quit paying attention to her be
would write a will which would make my
eyes bung out when I came to hear it read.
"So I told the governor I'd shift for myself;
go west and head out with the country, dig a
fortune for myself out of a silver mine, or do
an; thing, everything, rather than be dic
tated to in regard to affairs of the heart. Tbe
old man said that was all right, and I pawned
my watch, and other uuueceaary jewelry,
and lit by the light ot the moon. I toilud
and moiled daytimes, and at night I would
put on an opera dress shirt and ait ou tbe
hotel piazza out in Leadville. There I made
another mash. She was the only, dried up,
old maid daughter of a raining store mer
chant He bad money to throw at the birds.
But the girl was homely. O-um ! Don't talk.
Her face looked like a wilted pineapple hacked
by a corn cutter, and her every day, hope-to-die-it-ain't
age was 38 and a half sum
mers, including ten years of steady drought
and one grasshopper season.
"Well, we were married, and the old man
said: 'Bless you, my children, bless you,' and
gave us $300 for experience and a basket of
tour sandwiches. I resolved to go home like
the prodigal son, and see bow the old man
was fixed for calf. I found out directly I
truck the old homestead. The old mau bad
actually married tbe girl I had left behind
me, and when she saw me she flopped right
into my arms and murmured: 'Hennery I Ob,
Hennery! do I again behold my once true
lovel Where did you pick up that female T
"Then the governor snatched her out of
that recumbent position too quick, but he
wasn't any quicker'n my wife, who immedi
ately lit on me with the rage of a jealous dis
position, and tore out samples of my hair
enough to make a watch chain a mile and a
half long. Then she flounced out of the house
and took the next train home, and soon she
got a divorce. Tbe old man was hot in the
box, too, about the way his girl wi'e had
acted, and sent her home, and got a divorce;
but the upshot of the whole matter was, I
was whip-sawed. Tr entire outfit shook me,
and I found mysuii mit in the cold, cold
world, friendless and alone.
"Git up there, Samuel! The down car
passed us ten minutes ago."
Tbe slim Man' a Remarkable Shot.
I took a trip np to Calumet several years
ago," said the slim man, "and I never seed
so many ducks in my life. I took an old
army musket along and one cartridge."
"One cartridge!" exclaimed half a dozen
listeners. "You don't mean to say you only
took one cartridge and no other ammuni
"Wal, I didn't take anything else, but an
old army musket, one cartridge and a big
spool of wire thread. That's the sura total of
what I always take. Ye see, I"
"What was the wire forf inquired the
"Wait till I finish, hang It, an ye'll know.
Wal, when I got out on clear water away
from the rushes I saw about a half a million
ducks ahead of me. I just took the end of
the wire and fastened it to the bullet in the
cartridge and loaded my gun an' put the
, epool on the bottom of tbe boat, where I
thought it wouldn't become tangled up, and
then I waited for a good chance. I happened
to blow my nose, which, of course, made a
noise, when every duck raised his head to see
what was up. I drew a bead on the eye of
the duck nearest to me and pulled the trig
ger before they had a chance to get scared.
Jewhiz! how that spool did spin
while the wire was unwinding. The
ducks flew away, frightened by the uoise of
the gun, but I had just 150 ducks, all strung
by their heads on that wire. Tbe bullet bad
gone through their heads, dragging the wire
with it and it took eye every time except
ing one; it took tbe tail ot that duck just as
he raised from the water. The bullet would
have got more ducks only the spool got
caught before the wire was all unwound and
stopped it I believe if I had bad another
cartridge and another spool of"
The slim man found himself talking to the
stove. The rest had fled, and none but be
Complicated Cipher Codes.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The most copious cipher codes of the pres
ent day are the English cable ciphers. They
are extraordinary structures, one of them
comprising 30,000 words. Others are made
up of syllables selected from living and dead
languages, combined to as to make euphony.
These express nearly everything, and besides
effectually serve the purposes of absolutely
inviolable secrecy. All of these ciphers are
constructed by persons who study the busi
ness to which they are adapted, from a scien
tific standpoint and also from actual ex
perience. Their labors are generally well re
paid, a copious cipher for a firm's exclusive
use being considered worth from f-500 to
11,000. Tbe inventor of one code largely used
in the grain business in this city bas ac
quired a comfortable competence from its
sale. Several cipher-makers in New York
do a flourishing business, and there are deal
ers In the nineteenth century jargons in New
Orleans who thrive from their work.
An Efficient Home-made Fountain
Take two ordinary steel pens of the same
pattern and insert them in the common
holder. The inner pen will be the writing
pen. Between this and the outer pen will be
held a supply of ink, when they are once
dipped into tbe inkstand, that will last to
write several pages of manuscript It is not
necemry that the points of the two pens
should be very near together, but if the flow
of Ink is not rapid enough tbe points may be
brought nearer by a bit ot thread or a minute
rubber band. . .
A Name for Doc.
. New Orleans Timetv Democrat
Tou will remember that when Macbeth'
wants the blood of the murdered king washed
off hie hands. he axclaims, "Outdauuved
Spot I" Well that to what Bwift told the
lady to have engraved on tho oollnr of her
THE CLOSET SKELETON'
Which Haunted tho Fair Maid of
"Do you like apple f rittersf
The November sun, strangely beautiful In
I its deep crimson glow, was sinking slowly
I into a mass of dull gray clouds that were
1 piled up In tbe western horizon, and casting
' such a bright, aureate glow on the landscape
I as to remind one of tbe fabled time when the
I gods played with blocks of gold that filled the
world with their dazzling gleam. Gwendolen
MahaiTy sat at a window of Distress War
rant castle and, gazing wistfully c ut at tbe
' scene which nature mother of all art bad
1 pictured in such vivid colors, bad asked of
bun who stood beside her the question with
which this chapter opens.
Very beautiful was Gwendolen a calm,
pensive beauty that witched men with a sub
tle influence and kept them blindly following
1 the ignis fatuus of hoped-for love that could
' never exist; kept them willing vassals to a
' passion that finally left them ghastly wrecka
on uie wma-swept sea or shattered boiee.
It was this beauty this fatal, four-flush
beauty tliat kept Harold Nouesuch by
Gwendolen's side. Her brow, broad and
white, her skin, delicate as a young rose-leaf,
with the faint flush on her cheeks, baffled de
scription: but it was in her eyes, large, dark,
and shallowed by their lashes until their violet
depths looked black, tliat ber chief beauty
lay. But what was beyond poet to phrase or
artist to rwnrrvtiirei wu har Him intallantiial
I nature and appetite for pie, softened by a
ipiritunlity ot soul that would often make
her stub her toe when she thought about it
Here was a loveliness like that of a delicate
tropical flower, which blooms but
to jierish in all iu beauty too
fragile for tbe storms and tint
of earth, too soilless and sacred for this life.
Gwendolen had often thought ut tbis as she
lay in her bed at night watching the stars
that seemed like sentinels keeping a silent
vigil over a sin-stained world, and then when
perhajw all the household were sleeping, she
would set up and eat cold toast There was
ever a wistful yearning in her heart for the
unknowable an eager seeking for something,
she knew not what, that seemed forever aud
ever just beyond the back fence of ber soul.
Aud as the years had gone on in their silent
march to tbe tomb of the ages, until Gwen
dolen, standing on the verge of womanhood,
had received from Harold Nonesuch the
greatest compliment that man can pay to
woman an offer to try and pay her board.
Never for an instant bad she suspected the
deep, passionate admiration that tbis man's
soul held for her, and of which he had just
spoken in tonus that were tremulous with
hopeful expectancy. And then, mastering
by a mighty effort the shock that his unex
pected words bad caused, she bad answered
him with the question, so weird in its realism
an to be almost grotesque, that appears
For an instant Harold seemed dazed by the
girl's words, and stood silently beside a
marble statue of Psyche, striving to repress
the terrible grief that threatened to master
every emotion of his being. As be stood
there, the long evening shadows slantiug
across tbe sward and the purple mitts of In
dian summer crowning the hills with their
royal haze, he felt that life without the love
ot this woman would be a Sahara of grief,
aoendleee desert of disappointed hope and
crushed ambition, over which the scorching
winds of sorrow end anguish would ever blow
with pitiless fury.
And then, just as a sob was welling up from
his vest, be felt a pair of soft, warm arms
twined lovingly around bis neck, and close
beside his own there was pressed a clear-cut
cameo face that seemed in its tplritualle
beauty like a vision from another work).
There were tears in the violet eyes that looked
into his so pleadingly, and the curves of tbe
drooping mouth were, tense with the agony
of an ail-powerful sorrow. For an instant
neither spoke, aud Owendoleu was tbe first
to brcnl; Hi- .'Mice.
"You nn.ot luve known, Harold," she said,
in tonps that were hoarse with agony, "that
for months my heart lias been in your keep
ing, nnd y'ou must aUo have know that my
love is no ephemeral passion no let ntr-take
your slate-pcni.'il-and-you-can-chew my -gum-at-recpss
affection th;it is hero to-day, and
to-morrow where is itl And yet, despite this
fact, which I so freely acknowledge, and of
which I am more than proud, I can never be
"Why notr he asks, in tones that are al
most a sob.
"Because," answers Gwendolen, "I have
cold, Boston feet"
The Deepest Well In the World.
The MuGuigun gas well, the light from
which can be plainly seen from the top of
Wheeling bill, U the pioneer gas well of this
vicinity. It led to all of the others now mak
ing such a turmoil in this vicinity. It was
sunk for oil, not gas, and the great gaseous
reaTvoir was tapped unawares. Just three
miles nearer us the Buchanan well was sunk,
aud is now the deeiest well in the world, hav
ing reached 4,300 feet, and instill going down.
When a depth of 3,000 feet was reached tbe
tools broke and were left there, aud for some
time the well was deserted. Then a new concet n
took bold of it, and is now vigorously drilling
tor the greasy fluid. The rope broke in March,
and the cable, between 4,000 and 5,000 feet
in length, and weighing several tous, parted
700 feet from tbe top, and all efforts to catch
hold of it aud draw it out with the great iron
shaft or drill at the lower end failed. The
workmeti were then discharged and the pub
lic gup)osed the well abandoned. Superin
tendent Crocker had 110 thought of quitting
the work. Additional tools were procured,
and at a recent date work was resumed.
l(uaHSla Chlpa In liner.
In the neighboring town of New Britain
there is a factory for the production of quas
sia cups tho quassia wood being so intensely
bitter that n cup of fresh water, if it is a
qtiAssia cup, will titt-nnie very bitter in one
minute, aud these cti loiur, have been in use
in some familios for this tonic quality they
impart to water. The chi and shavings in
the enp factory were thrown away or burned,
uutil some of the laer lieer brewers discov
ered that they were available in the place of
hops for Injor beer; then a demand arose for
them, uutil now the proprietor of the shop is
making more money out of bit chips and
shavings than be is making out of his cups.
Iana;rrou Halt Lake.
The Mormons use Suit Lake solely ass bath
ing resort, and for that purpose it is danger
ous, since It a person gets the Intensely salt
water into bis mouth he will strangle quickly.
Eight or ten people drown in this w ay every
Sear, Tbe lake is a most desolate and i to
tted body ot witter. No creetvre lives ia it
and no porson lives near it
1 ' H-r-revenaTot
: , Boston Post
"Cook onions to-day I" he said excitedly.
" Cook onions to tiny. That help m the t)
above ha Insulted mar
.V M. t ew.iu i'o.e it, 15Mo.
t'tv - tmid, theo.tl ,f.itioii hni.se out in the
V sr.ii.,,'., rl.iow aw.i.- from tiio door,
" da in wiiid-latoii wall and iU weather-
And it rickety, rat-liaunt.il floor;
Its sashrtt are tnomed and its lintels are gashed
W ith the Jack-knives of twenty long years.
And the eaves where the wings of the swal
low once flashed
Are touched with the kiuship of tears.
Old home! it looms up like a ghost in the
And gibbeis and groans in the blast,
And speaks with a weird and a weaiUeet
Of tbe dim, irrepeautble past
On tbe old dingy platform that girdles it
The wealth of the prairie once poured;
And daily the carnage of commerce came
With the wares of the merchant aboard.
Twas here where our brothers went off to tbe
We blessed them and bade them adieu;
And we welcomed them bare, 'neath a banner
When the terrible conflict was through;
And here where the hare-footed boys are at
The war trumpets thundered of yore
And here came the coffins in ghastly array,
Of the dear soldier dead to our door.
Twas here the young bride, in her beauty
To ber cheek felt the parting kirn prrtt:
And hre beat with rapture tbe heart of the
As he cradled her form on his breast;
And here in his squalor the mendicant crept,
To shelter himself from the blast,
Jn the merciless midnight, and dreamed as be
Of the happier days of the past
And here came the message, more fleet than
O'er tbe wandering, wavering wire,
That filled us with grief, or thrilled us with
As we peacefully sat round the Are;
Abl the old station bouse I it will soon tum
Its timbers are crumbling away,
But its record is writ on tbe heart ot the
And its glory abideth for aye.
THE PAKISTAN PEESS.
One Thonoand Five Hundred Franca
' a Month for One or Two Article.
Owing to the absence of regular business
fmildingsin Paris the newspapers are wretch
edly lodged. The editorial rooms are rarely
large enough to "swing a cat" in. and the
soinpodng room is generally a cellar. Most
of the Parisian journals are printed in one of
three great central printing works. In short,
the average French journal is a compara
tively cheap affair in all senses of the word.'
rfhe fitting up is cheap;the amount of com
positionnever more than four pages, in
cluding the advertisements is small; and the
paper and ink employed are of very inferior
quality. The material cost of getting out
J,000 copies of the large size Parisian four
page journal, including paper, composition,
printing, gas, rent, and wear and tear, is as
near as possible, 1,250 francs.
Tha editorial expenses are not so easy to
estimate. The pay varies very much with tha
journals, and, owing to tbe custom of sign
ing, Individual writers , wbo have acquired
great celebrity are paid at exceptional rates,
like famous tenors and mlrfan.mnuthAri rant.
trices. Tht regular staff ot The Figaro, the
most numerous, is composed of twenty-five
persons. The pay of the celebrities of Tbe
Chronique, like Albert Wolff, Scholl, and
Monselet, is 1,500 francs a month for one or
two articles a week. The leading reporter
of The Figaro receives the same sum,
together with handsome traveling expenses.
In short, the small journalists earn from 300
to 500 francs a month, while the lead
ing writers-say, at the outside, twenty
meu will make an average of 125,000
francs a vear out of their n M VntnnWiii
Sarcey, the leading dramatic feuilletonist,
.n-vivm uu irauics lor eacn oi nis weeKiy re
views in Le TemrjS. Tha irnnaral tariff tnr
special article is 150 francs, and the highest
price pain to tne dozen leaders of the Parisian
press is a.50 francs. Tbe weekly Parisian let
ter in The Indenendanca Rnlcn whiph
almost be reckoned among the Parisian jour
nals, is paid 150 francs. Tbe price paid for
theroman feuilleton varies verv considerably
from 3 sous a line to SO sous. Thirty
sous a line was the price paid to Alpbonse
uauaet for nis last novel, "L'Evangeliste,"
but it is altogether an exceDtional future: few
writers are paid moie than 8 sous.
When the Band Played "IMile."
Louisville Cor. Springfield Republican
As I write in the press-room of tbe exposi
tion the place is a perfect pandemonium.
Something over 15,000 children of all sizes
and ages have visited the place, and their
snouts are beard on all sides. They are in
capable of walking, I think; but they run and
yell like little demons. They come into the
press-room and look over one's shoulder as be
writes; they get under the railing in front of
the pictures in tbe art gallery; they get lost
and howl for impossible mothers and guar
dians. The floors are like the floors of pig
pens, and the air is a living shriek when tbe
band has played anything pleasing to the in
One incident struck me; the band never
plays "Dixie" before a large crowd here, but
tbe loud and famous "rebel yell" Is heard.
But to-day, when, after tbe 15,000 children
had been shrieking their little lungs out with
applause of a cornet solo, the cornetist and
band played "Dixie," there was not a sound
of approval. The war Is over when tbe
youngsters manage affairs. I have noticed
about this "rebel yell" that it is largely
raised by the non-combatants, or by people
who have more enthusiasm than sensibility.
An old soldier turned out of the crowd with
a frown and a balf-tigh the other evening as
he said: "I wish they wouldn't play that
tune any more; I might like to bear it in
New England, but we've had enough of it in
Kentucky." The southern veteran now feels
a nobler poetry about the war than the simple
old melody conveys.
A Consistent Life.
"There is one thing that I can say," re
marked tbe tramp, after be had finished the
gratuitous reflection, "I have always been
true to myself. Yes, ma'am, I have lived a
consistent life, and I'm proud ot it I was
born dependent man at birth is the most de
pendent of animals, you know and I've
been dependent ever since,"
The following gentlemen are colonels in tho
Prussian armv: The caar. tha smnuw nt
Austria, the kings ot Italy, Holland, Bel
gium, ana noumama, to prince ot Wales,
the dukes of Edinbure-h and Cnnniiffht and
smaller frv too numerous in mantinn Tha
all get their salaries, precisely as though
Ik-. nSall S J...-. .
. Bad Teeth.
A French writer claims that one cause ot
i aeieouveteouM that toe brain waen over-
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