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CAIRO ' BULLETIN.
The Daily Bulletin.
TUESDAY, MA.KCII. 4, 1894.
HtQI KbSIONAL CARDS.
Q.EOUGE II. LEACH, M.P.
PHYSICIAN & SUUGKON.
Bpeclal attention paid to the II .ine -patMc treat
ment of sanjical dUeis. oii-ea-e of women
OKMUK-On Ulh street, opposite tbe Tot
office, Cairo, III.
J) It. J. E. 8TKO.NO,
129 Commenji! Ave, Cairo, III.
VAPOR, ELBCTftO-ripOlI axn M Kl)!(" TliD
II AT I IS
A lady tn attendance.
)R W. C. JCCKLYN,
OKKICK Bights, htreat, near Comn eretal Avenue
JR. E W. WUITLOCK,
Ornui-No. 136 Commercial Avenue, between
sUMjalid NlLlh Street
rjMIEUTY NATIONAL HANK.
Of Cairo, Illinois.
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The Regular Cairo & Taducah Daily
Str. GUS FOWLER.
IIBNRT E. TATLOn, Waster.
UEOKOE JOBa, Clerk.
I."Oto Pudncah forCilM dally (Sundays except
ed) at 8 a. m ., and iMotind CItv at 1 ji. m. Itetarn
Inp, leaves Cairo at 4 p.m. ; Mound City at 5 p.m.
Nashville, Paducali & Cairo U. S. Mail
For Padncah, BmMh'and, Dvcrntmiff, Eddivllle,
Canton, Dover, Clarksvlllo and Nasbvllle,
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3 . 8. TTXFR Master.
Leaves every Mooday mornlns at 10 o'clock a.m.
a W. II. GHEItUY.
L av. i every Pr'dtf mornln? at 10 d'clocV, mak
lnnclo'O conhectliins at Nanhvllln with tbo L. &
M "rt. K. and N. A C H. 11 for all points snnth,
vlth tbe Upper Cumln rland Packet Co., for all
points for the Upper Cnmliorlaiid. For fiolglit or
passmo; epply on board or to W. F. Laiubdlr.
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It is a faot that remedies almost without
rmintif r, already eonteot tli claim tn cure all the illi
that HtlUct aulferuiK liuinsnlty. 'rhiniwiiuls bara
fuund llaeiu iHjwtrlo-ii to work a cure for tliem.
No tlinentics liave bo halllel all utteniitB
at i cnnaneiit relief have Itljetinjatlmi and Neural.
K'u. Alonir KiicwMuiiiif (tlKUppoiiiUiieiitliiu. inwls
their &sn!ii.rd vn-tiiiiH kn uir o( i,o wiljilitj of
cmw. r centunea tliey hive couudcrtd to.
yund the power of lueun al hkill to cure,
And yet we pay both can he cured, and
that ATni.oeHoKOH wtll do the huftneiw. 'I La Ut
piuof that tt cuu do it m Uut it turn doue it
Rev. S. R. Pennen, P.P., pastor Third
CoiiiTeiratintial Clmreh. New Haven. (;onn. Itlien
iiiaiiHin had kept him from tbe -nlptt four or Am
liHuithn at a time, lie eoyB he had nifTered all that
oiixrould, and live. He took htH firet dotw of Am
L'iphdhos en Friilay : Hnnday hewaa In hlapulptt ;
Monday he waa well, and ban remained to aince.
Itev. 'William P. Corhit, I).D., astnr
flimrveRL M. F.. Chnreh.N'W Haven. Conn., a laid
ni'fortwo tiioiitlix ith InCaniinatory liheiiinatinn,
auhVriiiir moHt cxcriif iutmw Uirture. A imi.oi uoboH
cured tuu, and he tehevea it to I infail.blu.
II. S. Chandler, of the N. Y. "Indeprn-
rteiit," ray ATinvnonn rnred lilra of ltl enn v
Usui from which he had euilertd lor a year and a hulf.
Rev. P.. Evans, Wahliincton. I). ('.,
aav: "I rniifider ita work almoet In the livlit of a
ihirade. It If a moot wonderful medicine. llcuU
to be ei nad thtoiiKhout the land."
The preat qiict ton is, Will it cure me t We
beJieve it will In it worth tryinif? Yon niunt decide.
If ynvi cannot cct ATRLopRnnoa of ynnr dnuirti't,
will wnd it eii-rei l aid, on receli t of regular
(Tire one dollar-per t!t!e. We prefer that you buy
it f rom your druviit. but If be hanii't it. dii n(4 lie
iTKuad -d to try Niuit thinK eiito, but order at onca
from an u diriteted.
AMOPHOROS CO., 112 WRLL ST., KEW YORK.
' Will Uie cominif man einoke ?" was act-Uf-d
by Prof. .-li in his ehuruiiK pain
phteL Uo fays, moreover, that the rational
wuy to ui Uj'um co m tliroiiKh the ple.
All ayn that only tbe bert tobacco ahould
be Urt d. Vbi:h la tba Uwt f That to
which Nature harHitribuU l the most ex
cpiiaitc flavors. JllaekweU's Hull Durham
Smokinir Tobacco iills the b.U coniplcbdy.
Nearly two-'.Uir.ls of aUthe tcbaccoirrovrn
on tb i Golden Tobcco belt of North Caro
lina f xm into the manufactory of liiai k
well, at Ixirhain. They buy the rick of
tiie entire section. Hence
ISlaekwell's Had Durhiuu
hnioiin Tobacco is the
bent of that fjbacco. Dcu't
be deceived when you buy.
Tiia liurhain Bull trade
mark la on
Blackw-U's Oennine Bv.ll Durham
u lh' choice of all J u lire, of
A Now and complete Hotel, frontini; o.. Levei
Second and Kailroad Street!,
Tbe Pa-eriRer Depot of the Chicago, St. Lonit
and .e Orleam: lilinoi" Central; Wshath, St.
Lonla and Pacillc; Iioti Mountain and .Siunori',
Mobile and Oblo; Cain and St. Louie Hauwavs
are all junt across the ptreet; while the Stcambuai
Landing if but one square dislant,
Thin Uotel 1 heated by steam, has steam
Laundry, Hydraulic Klevator, Klectrtc Cnll liclle.
Antomatic Fire-Alarms, lialhs, absolutely )ure air.
perlect seweraet and Lomplete appointments.
Haperh fnrmshlBKs; perfect service; acd an un
U. P. PAPvKKIJ .V: nn.. Tio
IAS. B. SMITH.
EGBERT A. SMITH.
Grand Central Store.
OIKO. - - ILL.
W. STR.VTTON, Cairo. T. BIRD, Missouri.
STRATTON & BIRD,
Ko. 57 Ohio Levee, Cairo, TI.
Aieiits American Powrtor Co.
Boot & Shoe
No. 90 Cora'l Ave., Ret. 5th & Ctli Sts.,
Just' received a full .nc of
FALL and WINTER GOODS
t jJ iV'a nlan tmakfttn nrrlitr n ti I li t n t tt am It ma
of tbo bust material and workmanship.
5 (fc-4? S
which ho will s"ll at the lowest, bottom prices. It
comprises the best of feT. LOU It? II ANii-MADK
and f BOSTON MANUFACTURES, LADIES,
and CIIILOIUN'S SHOKd, and OBNT3' HUB.
ti i? tt n 'uvri! n . A ciinVkl
THE RABBIT PEST.
History of Australia's Ever Increas
Kheep Farmer Forced t Abandon
TUelr Ituns-.The Various) Pre
ventlve Mensures Whleli
Have Been Taken.
Who could havo foremen, when about a
quarter of a century ago tbe rabbit were
imported into south Australia as delicacies
for the table, that to-Uay their externiinv
tiou would form one of the most berious
problems for the legislature!
New Zealand did not receive this gift till
some years Liter, when it unfortunately oc
curred to a colonist in the southern Wo to
turn adrift some rabbits on the blcalt sand
hills along tho constat Invercargill. Accord
ingly he imported a little family of seven
from the old country, and very soon to and
his friends were able to indulge in some
plnasant shooting, and found a change from
constant mutton very satisfactory.
Hut they soon found that tboit sport cotil 1
not keep pace with the iucrease of tbe rab
bits. Koon every blade of grass was con
sumed, aud then the hungry creatures nibbled
the roots which bound the light and-bilht
and prevented thuni from blowing over the
amblo land. The furmers boa. 'footing
attd trapping with all their migh " but the
rabbits had now been introduced to Otagc,
whence they spread in evory direction, defy
ing all efforts of the widely scattored settlers,
who for the most part live eight or ten miles
apart, half a dozen men sulllcing to h"rd
U tks which range over perhaps 50,000 acres.
As it was obvious that these could in no wiso
check the ever-incrfia.siug evil, it became nec
essary to hire men to trap, shoot, and ferret
professionaHy. The trappers required the
aid of large packs of dogs, and it was san
foiiu i that tho disturbance thus caused amoug
the fl x;ks resulted in greater tuischief than
even tiie ravages of the rabbits. Moreover,
the trappers were paid at the rate of two
peur e a skin, but the market became so over
stocked that skins sol 1 for h-ss than they cost.
When you consider that the rabbit begins
to breed ut the early ae of six mouths, and
thenceforth has about six litters a year, of
from six to ei-ht young, it is evident that the
increase of the fpieies must necessarily be ex
cessive. It has been reckoned that oue an
cestral couple, having attained to the of
years, may very well eoe around thorn a
prosperous clan of desjeudauts uumbsrinij
upward of l.VJTO.OOO.
Among the many efforts made to frtibdue
the rabbit pest none has more signally failed
than the introduction of cats, which, from
the days of the marquis of Carrabas down to
the pit-sent tima, have proved such successful
rabbiters whn working on their own ac
count In New Zealand, however (where so
many things go by contraries), they seem to
object to sport, anl to prefer a purely do-m:-stic
In Victoria it was at first hoped that the
native cat, which is a kind of weasel, would
havo proved a useful ally; but, strang3 to
say, it at once fraternized v.ith tho rabbits,
and now these singular fri 'uds are said ta
share the s ane burrows. All manner of rem
edies have been tried, and successively given
up as useless in the face of so Tvidsprea 1 an
evil, Theextentof the ravages could g?nrdy
be credited were it not for the clear 'sla'.-'.uic
of the Rabbit Nuisance committee.'" Thus in
S'mth Canterbury, New Zealand, Mestns, Car
gill and Anderson state that in the previous
year they killed o'Xi.i.cjo l'abbiis by jioisou, and
in tho following spring their sheup-run was
just as deeply peojile 1 by them as ever. Mr.
Kitchen si that he kept nearly a hundred
men working as rabbit killers for four
montlis, and actually cleared his land. Very
soon, however,newcomers arrived and entered
into possession of tins vacant tract, and now
they are worse th in ever.
Btiil the plagua spreads, and the whole lar.d
is more or less infete l with the pet, and
many districts are reduced to mere warrens.
Many sheep farmers have been forced to
abandon runs of from l.j,0dJ to 10,0 JO acres.
Mr. R. Campbell has been compelled to aban
don !2o0,000 acres. In oue year he exjieade i
i;:!,0ou in the endeavor to clear about half
this land. Mr. Reeves reports having killed
ISo.OoO rabbits within twelve months.
In lTS the total number of sheep in I'ew
Zealand was upward of 13,0t'0,0:x, but sd ter
rible have beeu the ravages of these '"feeble
people" that the official return f''r lVl and
I SSI show a diminution of 2,0CW,OJ in the
number of sheep, an 1 tho last quarter of 13
shows a falling off of 10 per cent, iu export of
wool as compared with the previous jear.
How one niau's poisin nriy bo another
man's meat has been abundantly shown iu
Australia, where several enterprising colo
nists have established rabbit-preserving fac
tories on so large a sca'e that they may well
lie described as rabbit-exterminators. Li
western Victoria there are two such factories,
one at Colac and another at Camperdowu.
Tho returns of the former for one week were
18,000 pairs of rabbits, while in the same
time the latter received 10,000. Thus nearly
C;),')0 rabbits were disposed of in ouo week
by these two establishments.
A very important ally has, however, now
been secured, and great hopes areeutortaineJ
that it may prove a more successful rabbit
destroyer than any hithorto thought of.
This is the Indian mongoose, (Herpestes
griseus), which in the hist ten )-ears has done
such good service in Jamaica as a wholesale
rat-killer. The rats, attracted by the sugar
fields, had increased in such multitudes as to
threaten tho desolation of that fertile isle.
It occurred to one of the planters to intr
duco this notorious ratter, and the lvsuits
have surpassed his highest hopes. These
active littlo creatures, resembling large fer
rets, multiplied with an extraordinary veloc
ity, and waged a deadly war of extermina
tion against tho rats. It is hoped they may
provo equally eflleaciotts in tho destruction of
rabbits, so the New Zealand and Australian
governments have applied to the government
of India for a supply of mongooses. These
are accordingly baing collected at Bengal
and sent to the loologioal gardens in Cal
cutta, whence, when 100 couples have been
secured, they will be dispatched to their now
homes, whore we may well wish them suo
cess. Milk in Vac num.
Accordiug to The Choniiker Zeitung, M.
Mullor has evaporated skimmed milk iu
vacuum, so as to obtain a permanent product,
which can be preserved for mouths in a dry
atmosphere, and which has valuable uti
mentary properties. He thinks that it may
be of great use in pastry and in various ki t Is
of baking, and the best sugar of milk cm be
made from it The skimmed milk which U
collected in dairies and choose factories is
usually given to animals or wasted in sewer
age; it contains however, largo quantities of
Baits and pat tides of butter and c.isuiue,
which can be utilized by Mailer's muthotL '
Nanitet (tox's) Doom.
Joe Howard in Thila lelphia Trcs.;,
Absurd as it seems to us who havo known
the genial Sunset Cox for a lifetime, I be
lieve it to be a fact that he has risen as hl.;h
upon the polit ical ladder as he can over climb,
uut because he laeki bruins experience, apU-
tu !, jw tillar fitness for usefulness in that
bus of life, but because in his early days ho
fi-u uiou-iy cultivated a reputation ior
humor and for frivolity, which made blra
KipuUr at the time, but which sowed aeedi
for dwtrunt for future harvest Whenever
he rises to sponk tho members settle them
selves for a laugh. Whatever he says, bow
ever sob -r it may bo, is universally regarded
as a text for immediate cachinnation. In
other words, when it was gravely announced
with Incoming dignity that tatu Cox was a
candidate- tor the sjienkorshlp of the house of
representatives, everybody from Maine to
Georgia and from New York to Oregon
cr.eteil Mm nntwtm.nntMAnt with ft Millie and
j Mippoied, as a matter of fact, that it was au-
other of Bum Cox's Jokes, and that he had
I gone into this little contest with Randull and
Carlisle with no serious intention, but solely
"for the fun of it."
SUNDAY IN CHIHUAHUA.
The Mexican Sabbath a Time of Rec
reation and Amusement Once to
Cor. San Francisco Chronicle.
Sunday in Chihuahua is a holiday, a time
of rest aud amusement The shops are open
only fur a fow hours, the plaza is con
stantly filled with strolling or lounging peo
ple, and in the suburbs, or on the Alameda
leading there, one sees crowds of gayly
dressed aud happy citizens out for a day's en
joyment. Early in the morning mass is held
at the cathefcal, which faces the plaza, and
; iiiirmg the uav the liells or. that time-siainea,
but still beautiful building, are riuging clam
orously for the peoplo to come into its dim re-C'-s-t-s
and worship. But once a Mexican has
been t ) a ma-is or a service, he soems to feel
that his j eaei is made and that the rest of
th; d iy is his to enjoy. If there is a bull
fight, ho s'm to it, or if an entertainment is
offered he is ready for it
About the only oues who seemed to take no
re .t ure the small traders who have stands in
the market placo. I never went into that
wailtd inclo-ure, where piles of every imag
inable complexion are presided over by
shouting dealers, without finding a good deal
of trading going on. There is never any
large amount of anything bought and a few
tlucos suSlce to buy the meat and vegetable's
of a whold family. But the smaller the pur
chase tho greater, apparently, the work of
buying, and from early morning until lata at
ni.ht there is a perfect pandemonium of
noises an 1 much bustle and confusion.
It is on Sunday that the military band
from the barracks comes into the public
square and gives sweet music, and just at
sjndo.vn, h hile the music is being given, tho
people who have been out of the city for a
ride or drive come back to town and range
their curriagns aud horses near the fountain
an I listen to the music or have a little gossip
with tiie'r fiiends. At such au hour Chihua
hua looks her best, and the littlo plaza, with
its tie -s and green grass, iu flowers and
fountain, and with the tall faeale of the
cathedral rising near by, is full of life and
movement. With Bpauish salutations heard
on all sides and iu the soft and balmy air, one
can easily imagine himself iu Spain, aud the
blaek-ey- d senoras and seuoritas and the
cigarette-smoking men all help to increase
The Aral and Ills Horse.
Col. Da Funiak in Courier-Journal.
I ean almost see them now as I have ssen
them many a day in Africa, standing on the
desert where their master had dismounted,
with their heads thrown down, their beauti
ful eyes half c osed, their large nostrils so
wide that you could run your baud up them,
thin aud pJpitating, their forms so atten
uated that you could seethe action of their
iun-s their legs wide spread rather ugly
looking animals. In a moment their t ider
ham on their back and the whole horse
changes. He ruises his head proudly, tossing
his long mane to tho wind, his eyes gleam
with Lfe and pride, and every motion indi
cates the keenest joy.
Everybody "fcnovvs that they are the best
horses in the world, and the reason of that is
the marvelous caro and love which the Arab
bestows on theiu. He never Uses bit or brace,
A slender silken cord tiad round tkair head is
bridle sudleiont. Ha never hitches his horse.
1 havo seen 500 of them in one of their grand
bazars, all standing together with their beads
ilo'vn waiting for their riders. When oue of
tho--e riders wanted his horse he would only
whistle for him, and the horse would proudly
prance out from among the rest ThejArab
continually talks to his horse in the low, soft,
musical mouosyltubles of their tongue. They
are a silent race, but they make their horses
their confidants. They eat aud sleep and
fight on horseback. The affection between
the horse and the rider is something we can
not understand. I never knew one of them
to toll his horse. They would starve to death
It is marvelous how these men learn shoot
on horseback" You will see a horsecome sweep
ing d.nvn on the camp with torriUo speed,
withouta rider apparently. Presently you will
see a long rifle gleam over the horse's ears, and
i n a moment you hear the sharp report of a gun,
aud the man at your side has been shot Then
an Arab will straighten up on the horse aud
dash away like a whirlwind. Pursuit would
bo worse than useless. This is tho way they
tight. They never have pitched battles. They
always come tearing down like a mountain
torrent, but if they Hud an attack hazardous
they discharge a volley and retreat. Mojt of
their lighting is done at night
Customs In Xorwny.
"Bridal tears," a spiced wine, is drank to
the health of tho contracting parties at a bo
throthal party iu Norway. When a child is
boru a placard bordered with re 1 silk and
kee is tacked to the door, and the frien is
pour in on 1 uro treata I to mulled wine and
The Knipprnv of China.
Tho emperor of China eats with gold-tipped
ivory chopsticks anil sleeps on a Ningpo btd
stead, carved and decorated with ivory aad
gold, the same which the emperors Klniug
Hsi and Chieu Ling use 1 iu the last two eta.
THE DOG TAX.
"Yes, I'm tho assessor, mum;
I've just calle I to seo
What you've got to be taxed
Aud what yott'vo got frea.
Now, mum, you're excited;
Well, I ain't to blame,
For collectin' these riggers
And listiu' the same.
You've a horse and a cow, mum;
Well, don't count tho cow,
I don't want the earth, mum,
Nor won't raise a row.
Here's a whole string of stuff, mum,
Miscellaneous and remarks,
I'll just throw 'em in, mum,
e assessors ain't sharks.
That's all 'mum. 01 no, I forgot;
Have you got any hogs!
No? Thanks, mum. Now say
If you've got any dogs!
What, nary a dog, mum I
Well, look at my olo's;
My coat tails tore off,
. And this scratch on my nose,
AM tell mo, on oath, mum-
Now be on your guard- ' ' J
What t he devil that waa
I : a.
THICKS OP THE WISE TRADE.!
Watering the American I'rurtuct
How the Xatlve Article la Trans
formed Into the Foreign.
"f tvill Kilt tun n litlta tu.raminl Ylwt-lMnrA
of my own. In the neighborhood of tho
University buildings and Washington square,
in New York city, there are a number of
French-Italian cafes attracted thither by the
largo number of bachelors who lodgo in the
vicinity. I frequented one kept by au Italian.
The dinner, including n small bottle of rod
wina, cost ft. The dinner was veryj?ooa
and the wine, which I know was American,
was s ime whut thin. The proprietor aud my
self being on excellent terms, I asked him ouo
evening with bold effrontery how much
water he put in his wine, and in a burst or
confidence, heightened by liberal indulgence
in his own wine, which, by tin way, he al
ways drank pure himself, he told me that the
wlue h'j furnished his guests was one-third
water a dilution of his own he could not
say how much the dealer had put in before it
'Oue evening while I was sitting near the
little pupitre whence the wine was brought
to tho tables, u pale-faced young man with a
critical air entered and Eeiito.l himself near
tho window. The room being of limited pro
portions, all conversation, save that carried
on in au undertone, can easily be heard. It
was, therefore, without any desire to listen,
that I heard the ( uweomer, after looking
very sharply at the unlabled bottlo of vin
ordinaire before him, and, thrusting it asido,
ask tho proprietor if he would not fetch
him a bottle of sound w ine.
'What quality do you wish!" said the lat
"St Julien," was tho reply.
"This answer was a surprise to me, for 1
knew the proprietor had no wine in the house
save that in dilution, as we might say, and a
little pure Italian wine which he occasionally
offered to his most cherished guests. His
method, however, of supplying imported
wines of almost any description was a simple
one, and had nothing whatever in common
with that old-fahsioned and expensive one of
cultivating the grape, extracting the juice,
etc. From a little box he selected a hand
some label with the legend 'rit Julien
E louard Champli8 Fils Bordeaux et Rheims.'
This, w hicb was gummed on one side, he
placed in a soup pluto filled with water.
Then he took from another box a gilded silver
foil cork covering, and taking up oue of his
bottles of diluted wino he placed this dex
terously over the cork, pressing it neatly
down around the edges. Taking tho bottl6
up in his left hand he took the label from tho
Boup plate and stuck it securely on to the
"It was certainly a nat job, but I won
dered, as I knew he would lie expected to
pull the cork, how he would be aide to ac
count for the absence of the popping noiso
which iu all cases accompanies the uncorking
of a good bottlo of wine. But I underrated
his genius. He supplied this as artistically
as he did the lubal and the cork. Taking the
bottle to his customer iu a silver pail tilled
with ice, he inquired if ho should opon it,
to which an affirmative reply being given,
he turned the cork-screw in briskly, leaned
his head aud shoulders so as to completely
conceal his face, and, as tho cork flew out,
heby placing his tongue to his cheek, draw
ing iu his breath and suddenly opening his
mouth, made a noise which to the car, even
where I sat, was almost tho exact counter
part of that which is produced by drawing
a very tightly-corked bottle. Yet, tho cork
in this bottle, like the corks in all the bottles
in this cafe, was so loose that hal it not had
a metallic label over it, it would have
almost fallen out. The young man drank
tho wiue with evident relish an 1 was chargea
(1.50 extra, while those around him were
drinking the samo wino without extra
Such instances ? i that related above are by
no means rare. Thuy occur every day in
New York and Brooklyn, and doubtless in
every other city in the country.
Btory of a "Fancy Head."
Fat-don the telliug of an incident from
private life, which is certiinlylroll enough
to bo worth repenting, A certain gentleman,
w hose fortune has been made in railroad
stocks, whase nnm'J is f.iniiliar all over tho
country, and who has a showy establishment
not ten miles from Boston, took unto himself
to console the loneliness of a brief widow
erhood a second wife, one of Chicago's fair
daughters. Mrs. A., a lady of the neighbor
hood, went to call upon tiie brido, and in a
la;se of the rather dragging conversation
made some cnsual remark upon au oil paint
ing of a femule head haugiug iqwi the par
lor wall. "Is it a portrait of one of your
husband's family i'' she asked. "I seem to see
a faint likeness." "Well, uot exactly oue of
his family," tho hostess replied. "It was a
picture of his tlt-st wife once, but it wasn't a
very good likeness, so wo had tho eyes
changed and a feather put in the hair, and
keep it for a faucy head."
Keep the Mind in Discipline.
"Gath's" New York Letter.
George W. Cable last night declared it to
ho a mistake for any writer to wait for in
spiration. Some of the best books were written
without thought of publication. Writing is
the refiner of thought. Therefore he encour
aged writing in the form of diaries, letters,
etc., always keeping in mind the true motive
discipline, and the liest work that one can
do, remembering that to be the true artist
one must flint be the true amateur, checking
the selfishness that will crop out by cultivat
ing the self-denial of the true artist. Mr.
Cable explained tho remarks that it is not
truo that the profession of literature require.?
a diploma, bhukespearo was not university
bred. Of the thirty or thirty-five conspicuous
imaginative writers only Ave or six were
men of thorough collegiate training. Whut
then) Is 1c irning inimical to literature) Im
possible. Yet tho facts show that this art
can not I taught, although it may be
learned, and is really for the common huinuL
Southern orators and newspapers are
dwelling with justillnble pride uxn tho grow
ing prosperity of that section of the union, f n
four years, tho twelve southern states havo
increased their assessable values (VIO.TtiO.iiOO,
nnavernge of $100, 170,000 pur year. Arknusas,
Florida, Louisiana, ond Texas have doubled
their railroad mileage within four years
while fully $:IOO,000,(WO Is invested in the con
struction of now roads. Cotton manufactur
ing has decreased tW per cent in three years.
Tho Alabama coal fields have increased their
output from 10,000 tons in 1S7'J, to 1,20U,UIU
tons In ISvSJ. In every department of manu
facture and trade, the south is vastly better
idf than ever before. ' -
True, 1 Important.
New York Sun.
A bushel of timothy contalnr M.O'JOjOO
seeds. The cockroach has 8,000 tenth. There
are IOO,000 molecules In au ant's brain. Dr.
Hilton Josiab Roberts of Madison avenue,
as the result of his anatomy of a feather, tayi
that it hart 8,251,401 pxU
uiooe democrat, j
"No; we are not hiring any tall brakomen
now. Might give you a place in some other
department, but not at the brakes. Tail
brakemon are not bad things to have when
one goes in for stylo, but they are too ex
pensive for this road."
That's the answer that will be given to the
next six-footer from the couutry who wants
to go braking on the great cannon-ball route.
The Wabash legal department is always
teaching the other departments of the rood
some new kink in tho way of handling cars
aud now the flat has been issued, "The tall
brakeman must go,"
The altitudinous man of the wheel is the
victim of peculiar circumstances. It was in
the summer of 1SS3 that a man named Brad
ley was loading logs in a flat-car on a side
track at Kelly's station, in Wabash county,
Intl. A freight came along with one car
about a fxt higher than freight-cars usually
are. On tho cantre roof-board of this car
stood a gay and festive brakeman six feet
three inches high, being nine inches higher
than the average knight of the wheel
Across the track were some telegraph wires
the lowest of which hung about a foot lower
than such wires usually do. On this particu
lar occasion the law of general average went
into temporary retirement
The low telegraph wire caught the tall
brakeman under tho chin. The brakeman
didn't give way, but the insulator on the
cross-troo of the first telegraph pole did, and
sod d several other non-conductors. In a
few seconds there was a large amount of
loose telegraph wire following the train, and
Mr. Bradley being then and there engaged in
tho laudablo lalior of loading logs, was en
tangled In the wiry mesh, which pulled him
under the wheels of the train, so that ha was
compelled to close the circuit of his days. He
didn't leave any widow, but he left seven
small children, mostly twins, and now the
Wabash legul department is studying to see
how far proof of a wide variation from the
law of averages will help them to defend a
f 10,000 suit
Anztoiuauia In Xame of Hotels and
"Caspar's" Letter iu Detroit Free Press.
By the way, the Anglomania epidernio
keeps right on. I notice that The Free Press
iu a late allusion to it mentions the names of
some New York hotels by way of illustration.
Only four are named, though, while the list
could l made quite long. Besides the Wind
sor, the Westminster, etc., we have the St
James, the Victoria, the Wellington, the
Buckingham, the Imperial and many more
with names which tell the same story. In
deed if the names of the hotels were the guide,
New York might as readily be taken for an
English city as an American. And the nam
ing of the French flats, too here's the most
ridiculous incongruity of all Builders put
up great barracks which they called Freuch
flats, and then give them English names.
They are not doing quite so much now, be
cause the names are giving out, but the up
per part of the city is dotted all over with
Hats liearing foreign names, a inappropriate
in New York as American Indian names
would be in England.
A wild sort of satira on the whole silly
business may he seen in the lower part of the
Bowery, where a largo number of "dives"
and other resorts of the baser elements dupli
cate the high-toned English mimes given to
hotels and tints. The only Now York theatre
w ith a distinctively English name, the 'Wind
sor, was in the Bowery, and the worst of the
Bowery, at that. It would be there still if a
big tiro had not swept it away a tew weekj
Another symptom of the Anglomania dis
ease is seen iu the names given to places,
Along the Hudson, for instance, we have
HusUugs-on Hu Ison, Irvingcon-on-IIudson,
Fishkili-on-Hudson, Bath-on-Hudsoti, New-burg-on-lludson,
and so on all the way from
New York to Albany. "On-IIudsou," you
see, suggests tho English "Ou-Tbnuiis," aud
gives a sort of aristocratic flavor. It may
le some time before the disease runs its
course. It is not really dangerous to life,
but its effect in producing imbecility is so
serious that an increase iu the number of
idiot asylums may soon he necessary.
Two scientiflc investigators, oue Swiss and
the other Fiench, have been analyzing the
Alpine air. They ascertained that entirely
pure nir is not found until an altitude is
reached of from 0,000 to 13.0JO feet above
the level of the sea.
Dr. M. P. II. : The most perfect diet for a
thinking man or woman is not essentially dif
ferent from the diet most propel" for a grow
ing lioy or girl.
WHAT SUE SAID AND WHAT SHE DID.
"I nevei will marry," she said she said
"Unless a young man that just suits me i
Taller than I by at least half a head
He surely must be, with a face bright and
His eyes I'd prefer of a violet blue, "
His hair a light brown or a very warm
He must sing a fine tenor and dance nicely
And tell ns good stories as ever were told,
No smoking allowed, for the weed I detest,
Aud of course no remarks that are rude or
And I'd like him to always be stylishly
The young man I marry," she said she
And then the maid married she did, sbt
A three-score old fellow much shorter than
Who wore a short wig that but awkwardly
A pate thnt no balder could possibly bo;
And iiis voice was u crook, and hu dauced
like a bear,
And his nose it was red, and dull gray was
his eves, '
Aud he'd sit by the hour and Rtttpidly stare,
And ho never said anything witty or wise,
And ho smoked a clay piDo, aud from tnoru
iug till night
la his mouth held of strongest tobacco a
And he dressed but enough, he had two
And she married him gladly she did, sbt
Who rinntcti This Old Apple Tree!"
On the land of Dolos Hotchkiss of Cheshire,
Conn., is an npple tree that is said to be the
last of au orchard set out by the Qrst settlers
iu that neighborhood, and which is reckoned
to bo ISO years oLl Mr. Hotchkiss, who is in
his Sid year, has known and owned it for
nearly half a century, and when he was a
boy ho told tho w riter that he heard hi
grandmother say that while in hor early girl
hood she ti ed to play under its then broad
and sheltering branches. Tho body of th
tree is four feet iu diameter up to a point
w here tiie liml branch, of which there are
five main branches each of which is nearly
two feet in diameter. Its height is sixty
feet, and from its outermost branches apples
falling perpendicularly lio ujion the ground,
six rods apart Mr. Hotchkiss informed me
that he had picked up and measured Vii
busholsof good sound apples for one year's (
produce of this tree, and he estimated that it
has borne from 10,000 to 13,000 bushels vp to
this date, - - -,.