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Jl I c i" V As tho year is drawing to ft close, I desire to return my thanks to my friends and tho public genernlly for the very liberal mnuuer in which they have patronized mo during thoytar and also to say that I intend during tho coming year to make a greater effort, if possible, to furnish them with everything thoy may need and at prices that will be satisfactory to all. I feel that my facilities are not surpassed by any merchant in tho Stato, being right on the railroad, occupying a large two-story, well lighted building; no rents or city taxes to pay, paying spot cash for nearly every dollar's worth of goods I buy, selling altogether for cash or to strictly good men, having no losses to makeup off of those who do pay all of which are certainly considerations for close bikers. I shall continue as heretofore, to keep everything everybody wants and with a cordial invitation to all to come and tee my Christmas Novelties ! which are both handsome and useful and ot prices clear out of the reach of competition and extending the best wishes of the season, and again thanking you. one and all, I am, respectfully, F. M, WARE, McKinney, Ky. Wo II. II. INOKRSOLL. 13 Alllualnesa IntrusUd to us stid piouintly attended to. so TUOEER MASrEMOX rKVTON. 1NGERS0LL & PEYTON, KAOXVIIIK, TEM.V. vill he carefully WM. AYRKS. JAS. O. OIVK IS Notary Public AYRES& GIVENS, ATTORNEYS AT: LAW. 341 Fifth Street, LOUTSVILir.13, - - It '. . Room ' and 6. Crouile Block VALTON'S OPERA HOUSE, HTaNKOUU. ky. WALTOJNr BROS. - - Propnoto 8. Hlzo ot Stago, 'JOzSS. Eight oomolete sot of Hccu cry Seating capacity, including allry, 60n bltdaaniiahlo rnter to good atlruftlona 3?..S. C.DAVIS. Pliysician and Sur Mt. Vornon, Ky. rnni &V"II. Officonext door to 'Vtuiebead's DrilK Store Special u'leiiHun vlven to (1iea'i)l t' K. S. ilARTI1. Jin. M. PltBKINS RaonilKtn, KV., May, 17. A Mirtlu ) t iiitunu their mum friend, an . uittoiu mot h"rhsiwe In flria ijhim to .niicrsv a fickiv.. Trie new firm hop-s not nnl te sustain th" rep Utatlon ofthBold, bm liilptuls to iud lie many lu the msnufarture ot tobacco which will be lo tbe interest ol our . hsui'iiti'. 'V win dsTotvsjiec al attention to our Natural Leaf brands of Ktintufkf's beat leuf I'liaiilc'iii; vou for past favors aud asking tor a continuation of your traue. wo remain, l'.tniufully our-. 8-Cia JI,tttTI, A? t'KHMCIXH. BwA. sal aV VW After Fortrvears' eiperienca In th reparation of mora f hsn One Hundred Thousand applications fir patent in tbs United htates and Foreign coun. tries, tne publishers of tbs bclentllla American continue to act as solicitors for patents, oaveats, trade-marks, etc.. for the ITnlted Htatea. and 10 oomn patents in uanaaa, bngisna, rranc. Uormanr, and all other countries Their ence Is uneqaaled and their fseilltles are Drawlnss and specifications prepared and filed In the Patent Office on short notice. Terms verr reasonable. No charge for eiamlnatlon of modsla cr draftings Advice by null free. Patent, obtained through MunnAOo arenotlced Inthe JSCIICVTIKIC AMKKICAM.whlch hM the largest circulation and Is tbe moat inllueatial newspaper of 1U kind published In the world. Tbe advantages of such a notice every patents understands. This large and enlendidlr illustrated newspaper Is published IVKKKI.Y t 100 a year, and Is admitted to be tbe beet paper devoted to science, mechanics. Inventions, engineering works, and other department of industrial progress, published in any country. It contains the names of all patentees and title of every Invention patented each week. Try It four months for on dollar, bold by all newsdealers. If )ou have an inveutlon to patent write to Mnnn A Co., publisher ot Sclentlfia Amsnoan, SCI llroadway. New York. Handbook aDout patents malted fre. The old and reliable B.uher aucou"Cs that be is in Ix'ttersna o than "ir to wait un bis customers and as many new ones as may come. dharlng, .Shinioonln, all done In tbe latest and neatest stvle Tnls piper recommends tnls to m one of tbe best Tonsorlal Artists rooms in the state. 289-td J. "W. WALLACE, PRACTICAL BLACKSMITH, HTANronn ky Everything boloagmg tc thi Businoss done in tbe moat approved manner end as choap an tho J. W, HOCKKIt, Caihler. Stockholders Meeting, A meeting of tbe stockholders of the First National Jlauk H I held at their banking nouto In Htanlord on tbe !M Tuesday in January, 1888, for tuopurposo of electing eleven Directori to serve theensuluz year 281)-td JOHN J. McUOlIEUTd, Cashier. Stookholdei's Meeting, A meeting of the stockholders of the Farmer) National Bcnk wilt be held at tbelr banking houie In ntauford ou the 'Jd Turaday In January, 1888, for the purpoteol electing niue Directori to serve tbeentulug ye r. 2vj.td J B.OWSLEY, Cashier. s Hustomrille, Ky,, Dealer In GROCERIES HARDWARE I havo bought the stock of goods formerly owned by Mr. F. S. Tuttlo and am doing business at his old stand. I have made large purchases sinco I bought the stock and with the large and well selected stock that Mr. Tuttle had, lam now prepared to wait on those wishing anything in the Orocery and Hardware line. See my stock even if you do not wish to purchasa. J. It. TUOK1U.. Aa&oay Hutta, SUCCESSOR TO C. II. BISHOP, HUSTGItfVILLE, - - KENTUCKY, Having purchased the Confectionery and ltestaurant of the above, I will continue the business at the old stand aud will keep constantly on hand a IVTice Xaine of Groceries and Confectioneries, All of which I will sell at remarkably Low Prices. I make a specialty of selling Stick Candy at 10 cents per pound. Preserves, Mince Meats, Cider and in fact, everything is kept in my store. LARGE AND HANDSOME I have opened a LINE OF DRUGS, And will havo an experienced man (o attend to this line. Foreign Fruits in great variety. File works and Toys tor the Holidays. See my line before purchasing. ANTHONY HUNN, Hustonville. JESSE J. THOMPSON, Sonmal Stanford, Ky., December 20 1887 J. II MKK9IION. W. ?. WALTON. IlliiNtrittvd. U, A. d'IIOHOK MERSHON & D'BORDE, THE BLACKSMITHS ! STA.XVOKD, HY. We take this method of thanking onr Patrons for their very liberal patronage this year and we hops by honest and fair dealings to merit the same in the ensuing one. Anything in the Blacksmithing line done at cheap and as well, if not better than anywhere, 1SSS. Harper's Bazar ! Harper's Bjnr ii home journal. It combine cho re literature and tine art Illustration with tlin latest Intelligence rn;irJlli the fashion, Bich number has clever rerlal anil short stories, practt cal and timely essay s bright poems, humorous sketches, etc Ita sheet ani fishlon platp supplements will alone help Indira to save many timet the coat of the siilxctlptloti, and papeu on social etiquette, decorative art, bouse keeping in all Its branches, cooaerv, etc., make, it useful lu every household and a trim promoter of economy. In edllo fall are marked by good sense and not a line is admitted to Up columns that could otletid tlie uiojt fastidious tatte. Harpor's Periodicals, I'KK YKAR Harpet's Bazir II 00 Harper'a Magazine -. . . t 00 Harper' Weekly I 00 Harper's Young People ...... 2 00 Postage freo to all subscribers in the United States lana.la or Mexico Tho Volumes ol the Bazir begin with the first number for lauuaryol each year. When no time Isuentioiud suLscrlpilous will lj( n with thu number curten' at tun time of receipt of older Bound Volumes of Harrer'a Bazar, for three years back. In neat cloth binding, will be sent by uiall, KsiKe paid, or by eipreM, fr.e of expni (prorided the Irel ijhl doci not exceed Jl per fur 8T per Volume. Cloth Cases lor each volume suitable lor bind Ins, will be sent by mall, jiastpstd, on receiptor 1 eacn. Kerulttancea should be made by postrthre money order or draft, toarold uf loss rewipaptrs are not id copy tnls alTertlseiueni without tbe expresj order ot Harper A Brothers. Addresi HaKI'I.P. ,t BUOTIlfclts. New Vurk. IlarpcrVs lajazinc ! IlliiNlrnttMl ! Harper's Magazine (s an orgin ol progressive thougnt and movnuent lu every department of Ufa U...I.I tk... .Il...ll..n. I. Ill..nl.ln .! rlni? the fntnln I vear It.iiHirlsnt srlli 'es. sunerlilr I HOUSES FOR FOOD. An Amatour la a Now York Park. A flump Way of IYimIImk Animals In tlin 3luuiiKrrln Cheap llorsetleili tilled fur lleer Thu Hotelier ill Work. A bny hone, so old ami broken down (lint It wus barely able to walk, nays tho Now York .Sioi, was led Into u low building In tho sheopfoldof Control Turk, and tho man who hold tho huller called "Henry." A limn wearing a white apron and curr.iingiin nxo appeared in answer to tho summons. Ho covered the horse's head with a pleeo of jute, bagging, balanced the axo and throw back hl shoulders. The lmr.se stood motionless. Then tho axo descended on tho horse's head and tho animal fell to tho ground. Another moment and blood was gushing from a gash In his throat. Fifteen minutes later the carcass was skinned, out up and hungon hooks like beef In a butcher' shop "What Is it Intended fori" Inquired tho roiwrtor of Sutiorlnt' udont Conklm. "The wild animals in tho menagerie," was tho reply "It seems n bit hard, doesn't it, that tho animals of all others that eoiitnbuto most to the comfort of men should be to satisfy the hunger of minimis that make a practice of eating men when tliov huvo the opportunity! Hut it really Is not ' than ever. nam. t o buy our horses at the 'horso morgue' on AenuoA. At thlt place old and decrepit horses are oiTercd for sale. They have served their tune in tho traces and they are generally sold to ho killed. We buy such animal mid kill them a you huvo seen it done. Wo havo tried thli for a year or more, and Hud th.it It is eminently satisfactory, not only to tho Hirk management, but to tho owners of tho homos. "Wo have had horses given to us, too," he continued. -Not long ago a wealthy of Madison avenue gave us one of tho handsomest nurse I ever saw It was Kentucky bred, and was used by the wife as n riding-horse. One day while riding it in the urk it had an nttucK of blind staggurs and threw tho lady Sho was so hadli frightened that she refusal to ever rklo it ugHin. nor would she allow it to lie driven in Ii. trues., or be sold. So he asked ma to kill it ami use it for food in tho menagerie Hm man led the animal un to the shecpfold one afternoon and 1 looked It norso wiw given to iik isirk to lie. killed, and killed it had to 1 I don't thiuk I Tor snw un animal killed before lu my lifo with buch regret. "That is not tho wily case of this sort," went on the d.stor "A iiuwIkt of busl. uess men whoo faithful nave disabled by age or accident have sent them up here to ie killed. One nfterntmn last hummer, while I was at my desk in tho nnnory, a gentleman entered niy ofhco n jiretty httlo girl by the hand. Sho had boon ciymg, and I thought I could sco fuint truces of tours in his eyes. The gentleman gave me Ins curd. Ho is a bunker on Wnll street '".My little daughter,' .sW ho, 'has she wants to say to yini.' " 'No, you tell him, iwpu,' she said, her eyes tllhug with teurs. believa I cun tell hiui.' "'Whut is it thut 1 can do for youf'I usSeed. " '1 Wlint VOU to k-kill mr itrair HttL. No I don't either. You toll him all nlwut uj JUIM. 'Hero the gentleman took nitv on tho Illustrated, on inniinat West, articles nn Amer I dnilKllter and told me. not wiihiii',.oL.n lean and foreign industry; beautifully thut a favorite Shetlniid ui belonging , pony " " on Scotland, horway. tfwilzerlaud, Ak'lers. . .. J n"8 papers ' "' , , , bad , met with anu the West Indie.; new novels by William HI ck -lull an ac. ident in I lie and W. 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Kemttianca should be made by money order or dralt, to avoid chance ol Ints. Newspapers are not to copy tnls advancement without the express order ot Harper A Hrolheis Addrets liAKPKK A miOl'lIECs, New Vnrk 1SSS. f iiriiurN Weekly ! IllustritttMl. Harper'a WwklT has a well established p'ice s tbe leading illustrated uuvHp;r in America Tbe fairness ot its ed torial rommeuts on current ll tics have earned fur It the respect and confidence of all Impartial readers, and tht variety and excel lenceof Its literary contents, which include ril and ahort stories by the but and most pipular i writers, fit it for the p rustlof people or tho widest I vu.L.A .f l.iln. on.) miriilil. .ili.iil.mutll, urw trwa OhOapuSt, All I ask IS a trial. To iuently provided, and no expense is spaml to 1 hr,ngthe hiKhcst order ol artistic ability to bear my many CUStomOrS Who haVO pat- "wn the Illustration of the chanlul of J J "x ' home and foreign history. In all Its features ronized mo so liberally I am vory thankful and only ask a continuance), promising always to do my host. Stockholders Meeting. A meeting of tho stockholders of the National Ilankof Hintonvllle will he UHd at their banking buusoiu liustonvilleuii the id Tussdaf in January, 183S, for the purpose of electing nine Direct ors iiiseivo me euuiu year. Pir'a Weekly la admirably adapted to be a wel Harper's Periodicals, pkr yuan. Hsrp r'a Weekly H 0 Harper'a Magazine - I fc Harper'a liazar 4 Harper'a Young People , 2 00 Postage free t all subscribers In the United States, Canada or Mulct. The Volumes ol the Weekly bcrf'n with the llrat ; number for Januarvol each Tear. When nn lime i Is mrntloned, luhscrtptloni will begin with tbe Number current at tho lime of receipt of order. Bound Volumes ol Harper'a Weekly, for three yearabaclr, in natcoth binding, will be sent by mall, Htage paid, or by express, tree ot expense (provided the freight does not exceed one dollar per volume) for 87 r volume. Cloth cases for each volume, suitable for bind Ing will lie sent by mall, postpaid, on receipt ol 31 each. Itemittanc a should be made by pojtollice money order or draft to avoid chaoce of losi. Newspapers aro not m cpy thla advertisement without tbe cxprets order i Harper A flrothers. Address HAI'.PEU A BKOTHEU.S, New York. W TO J OAYSV JlvaBtriotMd nftt t V Mm ssuis Binciur. " EJS Mr eol by the Clnolnnatl.HPsl Ohlo.jB We cirdislty nd your I rtmiy known hul fllaorrhcs ami (.lt. We lave sol J eono If r. atle, snlin every .4e it has f iven tstufsctUa. Alcott Jk Lltk, Hiklun. N Y SolibyDrufrliU. riL 41.00. i couldn't Ix'iir to have It killwl ..n tbe premises and ho wanted tue to acad for it and have it killed in tho sboepfokl. Aa he offered to pay all the expenses of the removal I ixnsented. That is only one of a number of such instances smco it has boon generally known that w of h .rses m thut manner " "How did ou come to substitute for bvef in your bill of fare I" ukcsl the reportwr "Wo found it wis very much cbeaiier and much more convenient. We formerly nun! & cents n isaiml for our beef, which not us The volume of the Magazine beitln wph tne ' not less tiiun rl a week on an average Numbtrs lor Jul- and IJieemt.er cl each year. How, including the saluryof Henry When time Is will '... ' no specillid.subrcrptloos begin h ,. V n 0,lrl,UUh'r' ,.- our for with the number current at tha time of r.clptof iwiisos fenliug tbtt order. carnivorous aninuils is not over Ml it week. j Quite u saving ns you e "liow do you iiianugo to make it so cllOHp'" "Hy Iniytng horses that are worth nothing except for their hides and lioofs. Thoy coot us fi ouch, nud we get u rebut) of k'l.to ouch for their hoofs aud hidjs." " Hut all horses nro not lit for food iivenr" "True. I never huy any street-car horses liocuuso the vetoriiiuiy surgeons employed by tho coinpunies doctor them up with drugs, chit tiy nitre, as mxui as they begin to show siKiis of fuiling. These drugs render them unlit fur food. Only about the horses offered thoro for salo aio useful for footl." " How cun you toll whether you huvo bought a h . :,v.;- hor r'" " l can generally itidifo bv seeiucr them. but to make sure I examine them after they aio slaughtered for and other infectious diseaios Wo kill two h iwsT on an average. Simotiiues wo buy a horse that is too good to be killed. Wo have two such minimis now, which wo uso ujout Hk park for working purposes. " "How is the refuse of '" "Wo send itdowu to the offal dock, nnd there the city takes charge and carries it out to sea." A BLACK TOBY'S FIDELITY. Cat Tbnt Itatlicr Tliitn llisert Her Criie, Toby was a black femiilo cat. with a whlto spejt under her chin. Kho always wont with my father to his ofllcc, rutnriiiug homo when she had seen linn safe iusido; then waited for him at tho garden gate until his return ut dinner time, says Chittttrtmr. During the meal and suiiner' she would sit on his kiae, and ho would now and then notice her by patting uud calling her "Old Olrl." This went on for some years, when my father was seized with Illness of which ho died. During tho illness tho cat showed great uneasiness, making distressing noises, so that it was necessary to debar hur tho house My father died and was removed in his coflln downstairs, Tho following morning tho cut was found sleeping on thu lid of tho coflln. Tho cat followed the corpse to tho grav, u distance of n quarter of a mile, uftor which tho nnimal was missed. Tho nuxt duy a member of tho family, who wont to put llowoi'a on tho grave," found poor pussy stretched thoro, evidently starving. Food was taken to hor, us sho resisted ull uttempts to muku hor return homo; but It wus impossible to savo hor lifo, and sho was found ono day quite dead on hor master's grave. , THE WORLD OF TOIL. Dorr coal is In demund nil along tho lino. works aro to bo started hi Texas. factory Is to bo started at Lynchburg, Va. Tiikiii: will bo a geuoriil movement noxt spring for shorter hours of labor. Ksol.lin workmen aro arriving In larger numbers, socking shop and factory employment. Uuimoxv MH.I.S, Cohoo,, N.Y., operatives get from t'i 75 to tl a week, and managers 10,000 a year. Tin: Southern manufacturing mills nro working night and day, with orders running months ahem). ' Tin: Ptiluth railroad shops will be located nt (lladstone, Minn., they will furnish employment to 'Jflo men. I Tiik nmniifaetuiers of enginosof all kinds nro. very much crowded, uud numerous extension ate being made. j Ir has been tigered up that over 1.V00 men I are aimiially IcIIhmI while engaged In coup- ling cats, and '.'..VM injured. I Tiik t'hamplou .Steel and Iron Cnmiuiuy, or rspringlioiti, l., Ims been inooriwrutccl wltli a capital stock of jlta.),ia). Tun Manufacturers' Club of l'hiladolphla has a membership of over three hundred, uud is the oul.x club of its kind in tho world. NoTWTHTNIINO tllO OUttloW of shoo manufacturers from Now Kngland cities, the vhocmakiug industry is more prosperous A ruMr'LKTK et of mining machlncrv to bo usih! in developing the gold mines In North China mis shipped from S.m Francisco Tin: State Hoard of Arbitration ended n strike of wire spinners nt I'all Itivor, .Mass., lately. Tho New York Hoard Ims Issued a circular stating that it is ready fur business. Tiik stovo manufacturers n.inolNiUt an exceptionally busy winter ami spring Tho stm'ks are going down rapidly, and tho W ostein uud Scutheru mitrkeU nro Tiik Haley Mfg Company . nt l)e Knlb, III , tins loen organized uud IncoriMirsttml with a capita! of MM, for tho pura of inunufiuturiiig agricultural Implements of various kinds. Mix -k-hi ii.nisn has received n rtimulus In the West,and there is nn urgent demand on Iruilders and Investors for houses. Tbey aro wanted in small manufacturing towns, ami rent and sell roadilv A Mn'iiiNR hus lKHn lnventel by which over. I believe that it never would Imvo " """" '"" " rniiei at omo. instenil luu! another attack of the malady. Theeusa of using engmvc! ridluro, as in ordinary was not hopeless by any means I would I clux printing. ttiolei4gws aro "built up' gladly luive given ono hundresl dollars for ItanduMHl it for my own driving, but tho In a case in solid colors specially .prvtNiml. This leading architects nro now at work ou building opornt tons to be begun In tho oarly spring Kroin their stnm!olut tho provts are a very Iwavy yeur's work. OlUce building will be pusrusl in all largo cities. Thm lturlington (la ) roller mills hare licen rerhartcietl, and under the name of the Iowa llolling Mill have imsad under thu control of Youngstuwn (O ) capitalists, Theodore (luelich is president of the now company. Tnr. American manufacturers of upir ruther are rwseiving hirge orders f nun all srt.s of Kurope, but tho elsrt of Units and is practically unknown. The Swiss tanners are driven to tha wall by iicrman cxjmpctiikm lliiMTox Is the iiuruo of an town In Kansas that Is to Isv the center of tho Northwest and outhwest b stem of rHilnisMl lines The shotm will bo the largest in the West, and at tho start will employ vuuo men Tin foundry business has grown to very large proportions thts yoar, and within three j curs th- sue and cost of cwtuiptneiit has greutly lucnssssl. Alstut tWtv large foundries, worth from A0,mi to jl.VO.UV), are tww under eours of eont ruction. Till. Wisconsin Malleable Iron Company, of .Milwaukee, Wis., are building an addition U their foundry J0 feet long, and putting up six more annealing ovens, which they hope will enable them f kike caro of their rapidly in.reaeiug trade Tiik .Staudanl nail aud In.n mill, at W. Va , ha just been sold to Messrs. King. (Jilbert A. Walker, of Columbus, Ohio, and the price aud now l7,iJ He fore this the same parties al valued witnc IttVOi), making the coat fnti.ikkj. Tbe mill has been idle for a long time, and It is reported now that it will be started up lit outv. A foundry i to Us o roiled at Uishburg. Ih A of incorp.)rutiou has Inwh naked for by- a number of prominent citizens of thut place, who under the name of tho lcei'bburg Foundry and .Murium? Com sen y, prosse ervcling a plant to (e worth in the neighlmrhissl of K),HM and give employment to nearly 100 men. Tiik rolhug null attached to the steam lorgcat New Albany, Iud , is Just completed 'lite first Idea of th- owners in building was to make muck Imr for axles, but they have put ill trains of rolls for beams and angles, and a common liar mill. Kverythiug is built ui tho most improvisl plan, uud the heating furnaces will prubably use inunufuclurcd gas Tiik how jiuddlo uud plate mill ut Pa., owned by tlw CuUsauquii l'oiuNiny, is rapidly approaching i4mpletion ami will very soon lie giving employment to a largo number of men. Tho mill is one of tho llnost in tho country, situated on tho Imnks of tho Lehigh river, high roofed, well ventilatml, furnaces well apart, everything designed to turn out a largo amount of work with comfort aud convenience. III Aincrli'ii. According to the most deiluito information obtainable tbe Swiss, orSwiters, Hum-her fully two hundred and llfty thousand souls in the L'lilUsI States In the Western States they dewito themselves principally to farming and the making of cheese iii tho Kastcrn State's they arc found in tho silk industries of Now Jersey, largely in Patterson, and also in the watch and clock towns of Connecticut aud .Massachusetts. A national peculiarity is their clannisliness end unwillingness to resign their peculiarities. About thirty societies have acquired comparative prominence. Among them are tho Hwiters, in Monroo County, Ohio, established 1MD; Highland, iu Madison County Illinois, established KM; Now (Slaris, in (Jrccn County, Wisconsin, established 1HI5; Tell City, in Pony County, linllaua, IVKl; Oristly, In (Jruiitly County, Tennessee, HH, Helvetia, in Handolph County, West Virginia, IsW; Now in Haborshaw County, (ieorgia, loTU; Until, In Platto County Nebraska, Kcrustudt, iu Laurel County, Kentucky, ivsi. Tbo Turtle Was .Shoclcrtl. John lluckley, of Meridcn, Conn , caught ft snapping turtlo uud took it to tho central telephone offlco, where ho purposed killing U with electricity. Ho let tho turtlo snap at one ond of a wire, put mint hor wire IU shell, uud turned ou tho full strength of tho current. Ho uvorsthatho "hoard tho current go through It, making a r.olso like it small planing machine," and ho ltft thu turtlo for dead. Tho noxt morning ha found tho turtle walking around and siiupping ut wires, us though it wanted another tasto of tho current. RENTED GARMENTS. ITIinre Sonin St. I'liol IViiilinn Oliluln Hie. Kiint I'urty C'ostiiuies, "Oh yes, thoy do tlmt Is, not the rrnl society ladles, but somo of those poojiln who want to put on stylo and enn't ronlly uirord It." This was the nnswerof n well-known St. I'nul milliner to tho query nt a filnhr as to It wns customary for nome Indies in the city to rent opera toilet i ninl hats nud appropriate, bwltehlng for great and gala occasions. Slid continued: "Why, really, I do believe 1 ran go to the tltenter any night and pick out tint rented hats and dresses. Von will llnd nome nt the racis if you are smart enough. Whnt Whv, you're a perfect nlnnv. I did really suppose you knew something. Do you menu to tell me on don't tlim'X there are ladles In this free-au Northwest who would stoop to wearing some 'pom of laeo ami frills' for which thy had only (ho face value of (he reutnl' What lu the iroild do you supposn we are lu (ho business for? I onlv wish there , were inoro of lliein. To (ell voii the truth, I mnce you seem cnpnble of learning s unrt thing, wo ilon't think verv intieh of stidi , females, but wIibii It comes tobtsiues4 i they nte our great mnlnstay, and we don't Intend to oifend them or drive them awnv, for there Is more money in leasing a few choice toilets n few tlmi and getting , them bock agnln as good as new thnu In selling them outright. Hut you gentlemen nro so wise nud full of sneer that I suppose you wouldn't believe toe If I told yotl thnt lots of your precious dudes go to their ! tailors nud rent a perfect ourlt every Imio they want to come out particularly swell. Of course, of course! voti sny it's on'v the , so(tqmtel fools who do that. Mtiv I tell you Hint among Indies it is niitv tli most silly coquettes nnd dudlnes that go mil , rent their tine llouuees unci particularly , mntchlng shades. Oh, well, there are n few matrons nud solwr daughters who do the snine thing, but I siiposw voti bnvo heard in your very iiroinnture lifetime of the codfish nriatocrney, haven't you'" A GROUNDLESS MYTH. Tbe I'limllliir ttcllef Iii tlm I'sr. of t'lilm,,. 1 fill III Ii) litis Ltlltr II plulliil. All old dKtertivt, in the iniplo of In rtor llrrnes, vn IvIIIiik n Ne York Mtil'ind reporter a blood-curdling toleof inidtifght roldwrr. "Why didn't th burglar chloroform thi limn the moment he got into the room''' liniulrwl the reHirfer. "You nv he nm there half an hour btitoie the limn oki up nnd captunsl lilm." "Didn't I tell you thnt the man wnsovnr six fet tall nnd ns strou as a bull, lul. tlie burglar as a Isiy only slxtevn yenrs old." "Yes, but what of thnt" "Did you ever sw n mitn chloroflrnlllv,' "No." "Will you go Into a doctor's oilc nnd s how It Is done t'nless it man Is held ilo n by fore or submits himself uillluglv to tlm opwintlon It is luiHHsible to chloroform him." "Yes, but this man ns In n sound alseik." "Wlint of thnt? Do yon know how on It tnks to put n man tiuiUr the luMuele u of chloroform?" "A minute or mt, I snppoi." "Two or thrve miuules rat her, nnd thi first application of the drug Is eertnin to nksii any living iimn w lio is not under the lutlueiiCH of mhiik swerful narcotic, llefore he hud tnksn two wluffs of tho iiliesthetir ho vtould hnie bwn w n-wake, nud the roblwr would hnv Imeii hnlf nn hour earlier thnu bo "Hut they do chloroform jwnqile don't they?" nskml tlm reMrti "If j ou rwfnr to doctors, 1 would sny y, but If you ni en n burglnrs. I would ny lio. I dmi't know n sinarl lntnce, though thw public and the piess IwlleVK there nre inanv every month. I think I can prove it to you. Kvwry chh w lisrw u iimn is chloroformed, to Ills own account of Ins silvmituie, he has reemeted. How often do you hear of men dviui under tho inllueuce of chlcnoform when it is administered I.) H skill.. I plnaicisi,' Verr oftn, The m.i.t lie proerly mi.l with frewh air. and even then the) exjM.rlmut is often fatal. Nv, do ion think thnt an ignorant tuniclm could nlwars avoid killing Ins tictlm? Neither do I nor auv one eUu who has gi ell the snbjvct u close) study. "No. sir," milled the) lUlwtive, in Coll- elusion. "1 tell j ou, chloroforming per sons by thiores u a myth and n fiaud It is n story originated by the victims to add a more stnrtling llnvor to their .Minis nnd to account more clearly for their weak submission, which I Iiiixh found la caused more by fear than chloroform." How SOLVED IN SLEEP. I'eiiii) IijiiiIii runner Cridke.l it Tonsil .Miitlii'iinillfiil Nut, Hav. J. Milton Akers writes from Pino Island, Minn., to the J. lioilml thristvm Jirorrf ns follows: "In the winter of LnVmIii the was trnching sclusil in Itedford County, Pn., uud IxMirding with it substantial faruiHr iinmed Anthony Pel. tun. The family was one of reiuurkiiblo ingenuity. One night after school the convHisation turned upon dllllcult iu uiatlieinntics. I mentioned ono thnt my lumber had sent ine, which I con. sldered quite intricate. The question was as follows (I reproduce froni memory) : 'Sold .".,noo )s Klemisli of cloth for .'!. 'Mft, and gained as milch ier nrd ns one. eighth of the prime cost of an Knglish ell. What is the prime cost per yard, and uj the it hole piece?' On repeating the question my host told mo promptly It could not be done. "I repeated it for him levernl times during tho evening until ho had Its conditions well fixed in his mind. I nssureil him I had solved It by algebra, of which he know nothing. Tho next morning, on coming from my rooms, ho said: 'I can toll you all about the problem now.' Upon asking him how he reached the solution, he said: '1 dreamed it out.' I smiled f for I had no faith in audi straight dreniulng. I said: 'Let mo sea your solution,' nnd to my astonishment and delight ho produced an arithmetical solution thnt was n marvel of analytical simplicity. I thun asked mora particularly about tho dream. Ho said: 'An old ninn, to whom I had nt one tlmo gone to school, cntne to mo lu my dream, and, seeing I was troubled about smoothing, nsked mo the enuse. I repented the question to hiui and told lilm that I had told tho umstor It could not bo solved. The old man said to mo: "It makes what you told tho innstor; It cnu bo worked." And ho reiiionihvred It su distinctly that ho solved the question by tho instructions received lu his drouni," Wlint I ho Aiitiikii Mini Huts. Tho averaged man throughout tlin civilized world annually consume. 415 pounds of grain, 70 pounds of msat, 7 pounds of butter, and -JO pounds of sugar.