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Daily evening bulletin. [volume] (Maysville [Ky.]) 1881-1882, December 31, 1881, Image 1

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DAILY
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PRESENTS
Leave Lexington 730 a m 215 p m
LftaVe MaysvlUe 5 J5 a m 11230 pm
Leave Earls o20 a in 315 p hi
LcavQ CynJhiuna 855 a m 340 p m
37eavqIrtlmQUthf 1000 a ir 4hd p m
AVr Cincinnati 1145 am 030 pm
Leave Lexington -135 p ni
Arrive 815 p m
Free Parlor Car leave Lexington at215 p m
Free Parlor Car leave Cincinnati att2C0 p in
Close connection made iTTclucinpati for all
points Nortji East and Vest Special rates to
emigrants Ask the agent at the above named
Tabes for ti tlmefolder of Blue Grass Route
f lound trip tickets from MaysvlUe and Lex
ington to Cincinnati sold at reduced rates
For rates on household goods and Western
tickets uddress CHAS II HASLETT
Genl Emigration Agt Covington Ky
JAMES C KRNST
Genl Pass and Ticket Agt
YOUNG to SMITH
BUYERS and SELLERS
COUNTRY PRODUCE
No 21 E Market St kuyaville Ky
Having rented the storehouse lately occu
pied by U p Thqmas we will pay the highest
price at all times lor eggs butter feathers
poultry Ac Also a well
Selected Line of GROCERIES
kept to suty elhor country or city trade Give
us a call and we will endeavor to suit you in
prceand quality
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Ships tuffs and Bran on hand at all times
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laco flcluies and collar pnpeterles wall pockets Inkstands embroideied tidies and
r articles loo numerous to mention Call and oxamine No charge
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for Chpiqe FamlHesSupplies Try our 81 tea the best in
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Published every afternoon and
delivered in this city- the sub
urbs and Aberdeen by our car
riers at 6 GENTS a week
It is welcomed in the house
holds of men of both political
parties for the reason that it is
more of a newspaper than a po
litical journal
Its wide circulation therefore
makes it a valuable vehicle for
business announcements which
we respectfully invite to our
columns
Advertising Rates Low
Liberal discount where adver
tisers use both the daily and
weekly For rates apply to
rosser McCarthy
Publishers
JOB WORK
Of all kinds neatly promptly
and cheaply done at the office
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HJ1YSILLE SATURDAY EVENING DECEMBER 31 1881 Vol 1 No 34
A LUMBERMANS LIFE
aftiii Iocs iw the Strcataft o
Pennsylvania The Fascination
and Danger of the AVorlc
From the Philadelphia Times
The post of dangor is on the jams
and the most skillful men are sent Pit
falls will open in the midst of a solid
mass of timber and then close in a mo
ment after having dragged a man down
beyond all help alogwHl move afewinch
es slowly and unnoticed and then with a
movement like an arrow strike a luck
less man crushing the life out of him in
an instant On every side dangers are
lurking and he is fortunate that passes
a spring without injury There is some
thing attractive in the looks of a log
jam and if the fascination that danger
has were taken from it still men would
rather work there than on the shore
Tho long narrow sea of white timber
creaking and writhing with the action of
the current the water roaring and foam
ing as it escapes from its prison under the
logs and the logs themselves molded
into fantastic shapes by the terrible
pressure behind ihem all have an attrac
tion for men who are impressed by
strength or picturesqueness After a jam
is formed the jam breakers are cent on
it and the boss may be seen directing the
work and examining to see what holds
it Sometimes it is one log and again
it will be several knotted together in such
away as to almost baffle the most ex
perienced but generally one qr two
Hoods will start it The floods are
made by the large floating dams and
will raise the water several feet lifting
tho jam up into the air as if it were a
toy boat If a specially large flood is
needed two and sometimes three are
used at a time the flood gates of the
lower dam being o ened just as the
water from the dam above readies it In
this way an immense Bplash is ob
tained that only the mostrefraotory jams
can successfully cdmbat
There are few grander sights to bo
seen anywhere than the iaovjng 6f a
large log jam The gpand sfyongh with
which they move tearing out tiie larg
est trees and forcing everything before
them and the fierce motion 6f the logs
like tho crazy shuttles of some giant
machine and the perfection of force
compel enthusiasm f lom the most phleg
matic spectator The wild hurrahs of
the men on the logs add to the excite
ment and the observer is quite sure to
find himself running along by the side
of the moving mass cheering ao if he
had won a battle The men who are at
work scarcely realize the danger they
ate so carried away with tho excitement
and they may be seen jumping from one
log to another and cheering as if per
fectly safe on solid ground instead of on
a dangerous sea of moving logs that are
continually rising and falling and dodg
ing this way and that dnyen by the
flood of water furnished by the floating
dams Tho skill shown by experienced
floaters in riding logs is wonderful and
it seems impossible for human dexterity
to reach such perfection A jam will
sometimes form where precipitous rocks
make it impossible for tho men to escape
on either sde and they must ride the
logs ior Several rods In such places the
watqr is always swift sometimes form
ing rapids and watching the loga jump
ing tumbling rolling along with a
deafening roar one wonders how men
can live among them for an instant
Behind the jam breakers come the
Backers with their teams drawing tho
lbgs that jams have fproed far out on tlje
bonls and rplljng io tlpse on tie shores
Ijringing up the rear is to technical
term given this work by tho lumber
men 01 it is np more rable tfoan
occupy iuk uio same posiuon m tne
Wi tmm pldi work tQP
wodinff in the snow water lea f mazinc
- irrrnn i
on the levers and on the clothing wher
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ever exposed to tne air and makes the
spectators Bhiver to see them But the
hardy lumbermen dont mind it They
expect it and their strength is equal to
the demand
At meal time they all come with prod
igal appetites for their rations that are
as hot as they can bo eaten Hot bis
citits potatoes eggs meat tea coffee
and everything else solid and liquid
are smoking like the steam from a loco
motivo while generous draughts from
the cup that inebriates add their fuel to
the general fire No cold victuals are
current in log floating time All the
chill required is found in the ice water
and something has to be taken to coun
teract its influence
The nights are spent in camps where
the roaring fires burning all night par
tially dry the wet clothes that must bo
put on in the mormng Coming into
the room where tho clothes are hung a
great cloud of steam is seen that rises to
the ceiling where it condenses and
either falls down in drops or evaporates
on the warm boards and tho clothes
aro all smoking as if engaged iu a con
test When the river is reached the life
changes There are few jams to bjreak
less wading and more - m boats
and all the work is easier and less dan
gerous If the logs stop on a rock that
is out in the middle of the river a boat
man carries some men there who may
roll them off and get into the boat again
without danger and without getting wot
There are logs along the shore to bo
rolled in but the water is not as swift as
in thq runsandin the deep water a man
can stand with comparative safety Eve
rything is easier and the day the river
ia reached is almost a holiday among tho
lumbormen
a strangers Mistake
A Western merohant who wanted to
do some sight seeing and buy his fall
stock at the same time entered a dry
goods jobbing house on Broadway ancl
lacJcosted the first person he met with
Are you the proprietor here
Not exactly the proprietor was tho
reply at present lam acting as ship
ping clerk but I am cutting my cards
for a partnership next year by organiz
ing noon prayer meetings in the base
ment
The stranger passes on to a very im
portant personage with a diamond pin
and asked
Are you the head of the house
Well no I cant say I am at pres
ent but Ive hopes of a partnership in
January Im only one of the travelers
just now but 1 am laying for a 2000
pew in an up town church and that will
mean a quarter interest here in less than
six months
Tho next man had his feet up his hat
back and a 20 cent cigar in his mouth
and he looked so solid that the stranger
said
You must run tbis establishment
Me Weil I may i un it very soon
At present I am the bookkeeper but I
am expecting to go into a church choir
with the old mans darling and become
an equal partner here
The stranger was determined not to
make another mistake He walked around
until he found a man with his coat off
and busy with a case of goods and he
said to him
The porters are kept pretty busy in
hero I see
Yes was the brief reply
But I suppose you are planning to
invest in a gospel hymn book and sing
the qld man out of an eighth interest
arent you
Well ho not exactly vas the quiet
Teply Im the old man himself
And all tha stronger said after a lone
minire spent in lpokjng tft merchant
rvotxf Tan a
Well Sura mv ohfaonVl

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