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PEftSONAl. AND LITERARY.
The highest price per word ever paid to an author is said to be the $1, 500 paid to Kipling for his magazine story, ".007" about 20 cents per word. The usual order of draniaticability existing in the children of literary pa rents is reversed in the ease of Henry Irving's two sons, who have both, gained reputation as clever writers one as an essayist, the other as a playwright. Carlyle is said to have remarked, on first meeting Daniel Webster in Kng land. that he had often heard of Ameri can physical degeneracy, but had never before seen such a magnificent speci men of it! .Tokai, the Hungarian novelist, who lias written more than 2(10 volumes in Ids life of 71 years, is described by Joint Foster 1'raser as being very untidy in his dress and in the appointments of his writing desk. A special edition of Browning's THicm. "The Kinir and the Hook," has been prepared. Charlotte Porter and "Helen A. Clarke, editors of Poet-Lore, have furnished an introduction nnd notes, and the illustrations comprise 10 full-page drawings and a photograv tire portrait. Uobert Louis Stevenson's home in Samoa is deserted and locked, (hough the plantation is being worked. Jlis widow and stepdaughter who was his amanuensis- are now in this country; nnd Mrs. Stevenson says it is doubtful whether she will ever return to Samoa, though at the time of her husband's dcatli she declared thnt she would al ways live there. Kichard Wagner, at one time in his musical career, appeared as a doggerel poet. The verse was afterwards en graved on the pewter covers of beer mugs by a Hnyreuth firm, and said mugs were eagerly sought after as souvenirs by visitors to the Wagnerian town. A riwil firm reproduced the verse, and the matter is now in the courts, as an fringement of copyright. So, one man In his time truly plays many parts. HOW BAILEY BEAT BAR NUM. And Tlint at the Vctcrnn Sliosvtuun'a Own Game, Al verlllnK. One of the elephants with the Har-mim-Ilailey circus was the means of making the fortune that Mr. Hailey is credited with possessing. It was as a a baby phenomenon that that padiy derm did the good turn for the success or of "the great and only llaruum." Columbia Is the name of the creature, end of the hundreds of rare animals in the aggregation, none is treasured more highly than she, now a huge ungainly mid overgrown creature, with not half the wit possessed by the smallest ele pliant connected with the circus. It was away back in 1SS0, when the news got around that the first elephant born in captivity was living and travel ing with the Barnum show. Mr. Bailey as n struggling young circus owner then, njid battling against fearful odds. Barnum was at the lielght ot Ills re markable career, at the very topmost notch of circus fame. Mr. Barnum, quick to see the advan tage of having so important an attrac tion as a real American baby elephant. telegraphed to Mr. Bailey as follows "Will give you $100,000 for your baby elephant. Must have it." Mr. Bailey wired in answer: "Will not sell at any price," This seemed a daring thing for Mr. Bailey to do, for $100,000 would almost have purchased the entire show. Kven Mr. Bailey's best friends, whom he con suited in the matter, advised him to ac cept the offer. Instead of doing that he refused it, nnd hustled east to meet Barnum on his own ground. By the time that the liatley circus reached the east the whole country was billed with posters on which was print ed: "What Barnum Thinks of the Baby Klephant." Underneath that heading was printed Barnum's telegram to Mr. Bailey. As the Bailey show followed in the wake of the Barnum circus, each town in which the Barnum aggregation appeared was billed with the Bailey posters. Probably the Bailey advertising did not affect the attendance at the Barnum circus. Mr. Bailey has since said that he thought it did not. But the advertise ments staring the veteran showman in the face everywhere he went worried him, and finally, to dodge the huge posters, he changed the route of hisoir cus, although that route had been dc lermined upon nearly 12 months in ad vance. He jumped from New York to Kansas City and surrendered the whole eastern field to the Bailey show The next year the two shows were con solidatcd nnd have been one show ever lince. Mr. Barnum's one joke with Mr. Bailey as long as the shrewd old circus manager was alive, was: "Well, have you any more baby elephants that you do not want to sell?" X. Y. Press. THE BASQUES. An Interesting People In tbe South of France The Basques, or Euskahhinak, as they call themselves, on-account of the prim Itivc character of their institutions, bu more particularly because of th archaic features of their language, have long attracted the attention of cthnol ogists. Few writers on European travel have been able to keep their hands off this interesting people. Owing to the difficulty of obtaining information from the original Basque sources a wide range of speculation has been offered for cultivation. Interest for a longtime mainly centered in the language; th physical characteristics were largely neglected. The last ten years have, however, witnessed a remarkable change in. this respect. A series of bril liant investigations has been offered to science, based almost entirely upon the study of the living population. As a consequence this people has within decade emerged from the haz3 domain of romance into the clear light of scien tifict knowledge. Much remains to be accomplished; but enough is definitely known to warrant many conclusion both as to their physical origin an ethnic affinities. Appleton's Popular Science -"Monthly. 1 Ilnmnn Thermometers. "There are men," said Mr. Bifferly, "who seem to have a faculty for telling the time of day without looking at the clock; they get within 15 minutes oi right every time. Do you know that there are men who guess at tbe tern perature with equal accuracy? They are a sort of human thermometer, car rying a scale in their mind. I don't think they are marked so accurately for cold, but warmth, the temperature of warm room, for instance, they can get within one or two degrees of right with' Ht fail" N. Y. Sun. , fe WIT AND WISDOM. Jones says he thought his gas meter had gas-trick fever, but now be lieves it to be affected with galloping consumption. Observer. . A Juvenile Logician. ".in, is there any pie left in the pantry?" "There is one niece, but yon can t have it. ton are mistaken, ma, l'c had it." Clee- and Plain Dealer. -Prisoner "It's haid to charge me with forucrv, for you see I can t even sign my own name." Judge "That point is immaterial; it's another man's name vosi're accused of signing." Tit- ltits. Xot Spoiled by Fortune. Anna And her uncle left her ail that money! Has it changed her at a 1 17" Helle "Xo. indeed! She is just as enthusiastic as ever over S'J-ecnt mIk market! down iroin 3l.;o." Puck. -"I asked .Miss Golightly if she be lieved in Cuban autonomy. "What did she say?" "Site said she did, and that it was easier for her to believe in it than to trv to understand what it was." Chicago llccord. -Testing Him. P.agley "Do you recollect that five dollars I let you have about a year ago?" Hrace 'Perfect ly." Hagley "That's good; I sec your memory is all right; how s your eye lit." Harlem Lue. Squandered. Lawyer "It's too bad the way old Squirt s fortune has been squandered in litigation." Lay man "It is, indeed." Lawyer "Why, fully nine-tenths of it has gone to Wb heirs in witness fees." Truth. Old (lentlemnn (dictating Indig mint letter) "Sir: My stenographer, beincr a lady, cannot take down what I think of vou. I, being a gentleman cannot think it; but you, being neither, can casilv tmess my thoughts. Brook lyn Life. AN AMERICAN IN FRANCE. CultlvntcH n I-'nriu lor I'i vc Years, nutl Ix Swindled ty Natives. "I expect I am the only American oiti zen who ever cuiiivaicu a larm u France, which I did for the years with someprolit and much pleasure," said the scholarly and eloquent Judge Maekey, of South Carolina. 'Some years ayo I went to Europe for my health.- In, Paris. I, met a wealthy Xew Yorker, a Mr. Baker, to whom J had extended some kindness during our civil war. He was glad to see me, and we recalled old times in our native country. After a few days he seemed loath to separate from me. and begged me to live with him. He couldn't speak the language, and as his two daughters were in a i renen svnooi, nine nung heavy on his hands. I consented, and Baker leased a beautiful old chateau five miles out of Paris, on the Seine, It had beautiful grounds, and "2 acres of good, arable land. The farm he turned over to me for five years for the sum of one collar ana my company. nnu i nt once proceeueu i-o put u in cultivation. "First, I took in a Frenchman as farmer, and found him to understand agriculture admirably, but he was the most unconscionable rascal that ever evaded prison. He would cheat me every little transaction. When straw berries, which we raised under glass for the Paris market, were worth six fames a quart, he came back from town with the proceeds, declaring that he had only received three francs. Of course, I found the rascal out eventual ly, but never was quite able to check mate his crookedness. "Early in our partnership I had a serious quarrel with him. Under our contract I was to furnish two horses and he was to provide two oxen. He came up with one little scrub ox, and hitched in with it was his own daugh ter, a girl of 20 years. This was the team with which he proposed to do plowing. The idea of a woman being driven alongside an ox to break up ground! It made me angry, and I gave Mr. Frenchman a piece of my mind. I told him that women were not put on a level with beasts in America, and at the same time unfastened the harness from about the girl. He shrugged his shoul ders and said this was France, and re minded me of the French flag flying over uiy house. I called his attention to the fact that above was the Ameri can flag, and the controversj-ended, the girl being given.a hoe, instead of .having to help draw the plow. "We raised peas, beans, potatoes, and every sort of vegetable for which a ready sale was found in the city. Prod ucts of the farm are dear in France. A good-sized chicken is worth $1.50, and ham retails for 40 cents a pound. I tried raising Indian corn, but the climate didn't suit, it being too far north, and so we were able to gather only four bushels from one acre. Even with my thieving coadjutor I cleared about $1,000 per year, while he must have made at least twice that sum. "The French are not to be relied on when it comes to selling food products. One da I went to market and took a notion to buj a dressed hare. Our cook served it in the most dainty style im aginable, and our whole party enjoyed it tremendously. Not long afterward, in conferring, with the cook about the details of a dinner, she told me that it might be well to buy another cat, as we seemed much pleased with the other one. Then I knew the horrible truth, and remembered that I had- bought the animal dressed and minus its head." Washington Post. Dromedaries That Smoke. Dromedaries are said to be particu larly fond of tobacco smoke, and can be made to do almost anything undei its influence. Travelers in Egypt, it is asserted, rely more on tobacco smoke for their control over these huge beasts than anything else. When trav eling on long journeys the dromedaries are in many cases required to travel night and day without rest, and the beasts are kept up to their tasks by smoking cigars. The driver carries triangular piece of wood, which pierced at one point like a cigar holtT- er. This is inserted in the mouth of the beast, the cigar being lit and pressed into the hole in the same fash' ion followed by man. The dromedary immediately closes its eyes and puffs away through its nostrils until the cigar is burned away. The indulgence appears to refresh it, and the. keeper has no difficulty in persuading the ani mal to plod on witnout further rest, Philadelphia Press. Monster Sanflsn. A sunfish weighing 488 pounds was recently captured off the south side of Nantucket by a party of fishermen and brought into town where it was placed on exhibition. N. Y. Bun, RACE V7TTH A WATERSPOUT XUrllllnnr Hxiicrlesieo -of Passengers on it Slexlenn Train. Oneaf ternoon recently a race was run betwten a passenger train on the Inter oceanic ard a waterspout. The race was declared a draw, as the train es caped from the .immediate effects of the .waterspout which burst against the crest of ;i mountain, but the immense volume of water poured down the mountain side, along the roadbed and finally caught up with the tiain and in undated it so that the passengers had to be taken on" in hmidcars. The particulars of this unique race arc highly inteicsting. It was the daily passenger train from Pucbla to Mexico city, and a large number of passengers were aboard. About 4: '10 the ky be came suddenly covered with masses of black clouds. An inky waterspout culebra. as it is called by reason of its resemblance to a writhing serpent, hung from the heavens and advanced rapidly in the track of the moving train. There was great excitement among the passengeis. The people in the third elnes coach, who had the best view of the phenomenon, went dawn on their knees in prayers for deliverance. One lady had a nervous attack and fainted. When the engineer learned ot the panic aboard his train he decided to show the culebra his heels. Tucn began the prettiest race on record, with the lives of a load of passengers as the stal'.eH. I'p grade, down grade, around sharp curves, across bridges and over the levels flew thnt passenger train, with the waterspout just behind nnd g.ilnlng just n lit tin. The train entered a canyon, turned a curve and at the same moment the chas ing culebra ra me to grief high upon the mountain side. The waUv poured down the slopes in : aging iorri"tt, and as lli 'piu'.i ei:(,r--fd frctti the c'her s't'e of gorge a vast sheet of waier, bear ing trees, rocks and all kinds of 'debris on its bosom, threatened to engulf it. Wider the engineer threw the throttle, endeavoring to escape this new danger. And all would have been safe, but an other sharp curve intervened and thr engine jumped Ilia track. The engineer saw the danger and reversed the lever and applied the brakes. The engine rolled down the embankment, but the rest of the train, including the tender, remained on the track. . The next moment the mass of water struck the now stationary train and flooded it to the level of the platforms. The passengers and crew were helpless to do more than look out to see what had become of the engineer and fire man, supposing them killed. But they both scrambled, or. rather, swain, out of the window of the overturned cab, and clambered back on the train. This happened in the vicinity of San Antonio Calpulalpam, state of Tlax cala. A relief train was dispatched to a point as near as it could get, and the passengers and crew of the ship wrecked train wcro transhipped In hand cars nnd brought on to Mexico, ar riving here onl- four and a half hours late, and with an experience which none of them will ever live long enough to forget, and which, had it not been for the presence of mind of a nervy en- ineer, none of them would, in all prob ability, have lhed to remember. Mex ican Herald. FACTS FOR BACHELORS. Which Show Thnt They Should liet M::rrlcl lit On ft". Some curious figures have lately been made public by a celebrated I'erlin phy sician, which teem to point to the fact that if a man wants to live long and preserve Ii is health and strength he ought to marry. These figures may perhaps serve to make up the undecided minds of young men ho are hesitating about taking the plunge into matri mony. Among unmarried men between the ages of ?0 and -15 the dcatli iate is 27 per cent. Among married men between the same ages it is only IS per cent. For 11 bachelors who live to be -10 years of age. 7S married men triumphantly arrive at the same period. The differ ence gets all the more marked as time goes on. At 00 years of age there are only 22 bachelors to -IS married men; at 70 there are 11 bachelors to 27 who are married, and by the time they reach 90 the married men are three to one, for there are nine of them to every three bachelors. And yet. in the face of facts like these, we still find men daring to remain single. It realty is as much as their lives are worth, if they only came to think of it. Men may talk of their lives being shortened by domestic worries nnd anxieties and cares. That is all rub bish. Statistics must tell the truth. and these statistics of the TJerlin doctor say that a man who is a bachelor stands in far greater risk of a shortened span. Of course, any wife can tell you she knows where the secret lies. Men who have somebody to look after them, to feed them properly and see that they change their wet boots and come home at night at reasonable hours these are the men who keep easily well and live long. The miserable bachelor who has no one to care whether he lives on burned mutton chops and sleeps in damp sheets, whether he leaves his top coat at home when he has had infill enza or gets overheated at cricket and then lies full length an the wet grass this is the man who defrauds the in surance oflices and goes down to an un timely grave. Tit-Bits. When Wcyler Win on llie March. When Weyler first (00k the field he conducted his marches with a great deal of military precision. His ad vance guard consisted of picked ne groes, qualified, it is claimed, by their ferocious aspect. Behind this advance guard rode himself and staff, followed by another section of negro cavalry, which formed his escort. Then came a body of infantry, acting as a'vangunrd to the artillery. After the artillery came the inipe'dimenta, or pack train, protected by a rear guard of infantry, then an extreme rear guard of cavalry or guerrilleros. This is the usual for mation of the main column, in addition to which are the flanqueros, or wings, consisting of guerrilla and infantry, formed in about the same order. The flanqueros, as the name signifies, are to guard and flanks, and to scour the country from right to left of the mam column, which invariably keeps to the highway. Even these flanqueros, or wings, in their work of destruction. frequently shy the wooded portions of the country, owing to the'fear of an ambush by lurking bands of rebels. LDr. Dawley, in Self -Culture. . THE cr i Ml tit: 3 m EJLliLUUl Q LEXINGTON, KY. OUR TPXuAJH. Our plan is a new application of an old principle, and is based up on the actual experience of successful life insurance companies, cover ing a period of over 200 years. 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CORK Xo. 2 vhite20J.;:c;Ko.2 mixed 20c CATTLE Extra shipping fl 2T 4 50 Light shipping t f 0 4 25 Best Butchers 4 CO 4 25 Fair to good butchers 3 25 3 85 Common to medium butchers 2C5 3 25 Thin, rough steers, poor cows and scalawags 1 2 2 25 Good to extra oxen 3 C0 3 50 Common to medium oxen 2 0U 2 50 Feeders 2 75 3 15 Stockers 2 25 3 50 Bulls 2 50 3 50 Veal calves 5 50 5 75 MILCH COWS-ChoIce 35 0C45.CO Fair to good 15 0025 CO HOGS Choice packing and butch ers, 225 to 300 lbs 3 70 3 70 Fair to good packing, 180 to 200 lbs.. 3 70 3 70 Good to extra light, 1C0 to ISO lbs.... 3C5 P. 70 Fat shouts. 120 to 150 lb's 335 3 50 Fat shoats, 100 to 120 lbs 3 15 3 CO Pigs CO to 901bs 2 50 3 10 Roughs 150 to 400 lbs 2 50 3 00 SHEEP and LAMBS Good to ex tra shipping sheep....... 3 CO 385 Fair to good ....J.. 3 25 350 Common to medium 2 25 3 00 Bucks 2 7.V 3 Po Skips and'scallawags, per head 50 100 Extra shipping Id nibs 4 75 5 00 Best butcher lambs 4 25 4 75 Fair to good butcher lambs 3 75 4 25 Tall ends 2 50 3 00 all kinds Assignees Notice to Creditors. The creditors ot Willis 15. Art.ims will take notice that I will bd at the oilloe of 11. II. Toinlin-sou'd in I-aiieaster, Ky.. on Saturday, of e.ich week for the next four weeks to re ceive claims against the estate or Willie B. Attains. Jan.5th,lSUS. SAIJ.IE A. LEAVKLh. Assignee of Willis 15. Adams. SCR! BNER' S IT 31 & Z 1 1 E FOR 1898 A GREAT PKQSRA1ME. The Slory of the Revolution by Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, to run throughout the 3-car. (For the first time all the modern art forces and re sources will bj brought to bear upon the Revolution. Howard I'yle and a corps ot artists arc miking over 100 paintings and drawings expressly for this grjat wcrl:.) Captain A. T. Mahnn's "The Amer ican Navy in the Revolution,' to be illustrated by Carlton T. Chapman, the marine artist; Harry Fenn, and others. Thomas Nelson Page's Fisst Long Novel, '-Red Rock A Chronicle of ucconstruct.on. ' Mr. I'age has de voted four years to the story, and he considers it his best work. (Illustrated by I J. West Clincdinst.) Rutlyard Kipling, Richard Har ding Davis, Joel Chandler Harris, George W. Cable, and others, are under engagement to contribute sto ries during V:03. Robert Grant's "Search-Light Letters" repiiet to various letters that came in consequence of his "Re flections of a Married Man" and "2 he Opiniyns of a Philosopher.' "The Workers" in a nev.- field Wal ter A. Wyckoit. the college man who became a laborer, will tell about his experience with sweat-shop laborers and anarchists in Chicago. (Illustra ted from life by W. R. Leigh.) The Theater, The Mine, etc., will be treated in "The Conduct of Great Business" series (as were "The Wheat Farm,' "The Newspaper," etc., in 07). with numerous illustrations. Life at Girls' Colleges like the ar ticles on "UndergraduatiJ Life at Har vard, I'rinc.'ton and Yale," and as richly illustrated. Political Reniiniscenceshy Senator Hoar, who has been in public life for forty-five years. C. D. Gibson .will contribute two serial sets of drawings during 0i, "A Xew York D:vy,' a1'"" "The Seven Ages of American Woman." lite full jiroxpccths for 'OS in small qooJ: form 2. page), printed in tv:o col ors, with numerous illustrations corcr and decorations by Ma-tield Parrish), will be sent upon application, postage paid. rmcK, $3.00 a Yn.vn, 2."! ckxts a Nunr.nii. Ciiaklks ScniKXKii's Soss, Nkw Yokk. Copyrights Anvono sendlm; a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an invention is probably pr.tentablP. Communica tion' strictly contldcntlal. Handbook on Patents bent'free. oldest neency for secunnp patent". Patents taken throuch Munn k Co. receive special notice, without charge, in tho Scientific American. Aiandsomely Illustrated weekly. I-nrse3t dr. culatlon of any scientiiic journal. Tcrn-.s. $:i a year- four months, L Sold byatl newsdealer. MUNN &Go.3G1Bfoad New York Brauch OScc. OS V St., Washlujjton, !.C. CAPT. T. W. BOTTOM Auctioneer, of Perryville, Will be on the street every County Court Day and solicits the sales of the County. Will make it to your inter est to see me before seeing any otner auctioneer. McCLURE'S F0! THE COMING YEAH Sams Sotabla Features Thercmlntscenccsc-ntsinmorecnntiUWietlvrirlifctpry thm CHAS.A. DANA'S REMINISCENCES m-invWrof iss:ais to m.ikc Lnoortant uivesfgatious in the ai my. Lincoln called him " TJit F.yet cfthe .rr nsitnt tit th J-raxt." Everywhere through tfco-e memoirs. lie bit of Secret History an.l Fresh Lrcollecthrs of Crettt Men. These Ktiaini-ctnce w 11 l illu-trated with many Rare and Unpublished War lko:orap!u irom the Uovcruusni collccmn. which now contains over S.cno negatives of almost priceless value. 'I he Christmas McCluke's contained a complete Short Stcrv by KuJyaul Kipling entitled "TheT'ombof His Aj.cistdks," the tile of a clouded Tiger, on officer in the Indian army, and a rebellious tribe. We have In hand aLo a A'rzo BaUmi, a pnueif il. grim, moving song of War Ships. It will be superLIy donated. Mr. Kipling will be a frequent contributor. ANTHONY HOPE'S NEW ZEN DA NOVEL "Rupert Ru fra nl KiMixr. Rcert Barr. William Mien l.tn .!-!. r', Ottave 'I'hanct, Stephen Crane, Olh'is, tf. hs-t si my writers in the world, will to McC LUKE'S duiing the coming year. EDISON'S LATEST ACHIEVEMENT rn ifce the :nt authority Kvine. Itlttate. Iir the mo't comrete a cumeuitiju w.lh this eminent scientist on unsolved problems ofscience, Iirdivn from fifteen year personal experience as braleman, fire man and cn;in:er, by llirlert It. llamhlin. It is a narrative of tt irk, adv;n'ure, hazards, accidents aiui escapes, and is ai vivid and dramiiicasapiice cf fiction. (, THE CUSTER - MASSACRE Its hou.t, streets, means of travel, water supply, safeguards of lifj and heilth, sports and pleasures the conditions of life of the perfected city of the net centarv, by Col. George E. Waring, Jr., ComaiLsioncr of the Street.Cleaning Department of Xew York. MARK TWAIN Andiee: His Hal loon and his Expedition, from materials furnished by i : the brother of Mr. Strinberg, Andree's companion. Sren lledlts in I ADVENTURE I 1'nexplored Asia, a story of remarkable adventure and endurance. 1 Lander in Thiltt. His own story. He was captured, tortured and finally escaped to India. Jackson in the Far North. The famous explorer writes of the years he liv cd in regions far north cf the boundaries of human habitation. The great Arctic explorer has written an article on the possibilities of reaching the North Pole : on the methods that the next expedition should adopt, and the important sctcntificknowledre to be trained b-an ex"edttmr" mnrnnmth. NANSEN climate, the ocean currents, depths and temperature greatest value to science. The best artists and illustrators are making pictures for r McCU'Re'sMagizike. A. B. Frost, Peter Ne-.eell.C. D.Gibson, ILLUSTRATIONS lloxvard Vyle. 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Slakirg a Creut Led Kelvin, a character sketch and suh.tau:e of THE RAILROAD MAN'S LIFE The account of this terrible fight written down by Hamlin Garland as it came from the lips of Tuio Moons, an old ludiaa Chief who was a participant in it. NEW YORK IN 1950 Mark Twain contributes an article In his old manner, describing bis voyage from India t.' South Africa. The illustrations are by A. B. Frost and Veter Newell, and arc as droll and humorous as the article itself. cf the water, etc This kuowlej-; will be of Cie 1 wain s Voyage from India to Sou .U.-JC3, iho for It 1st subscribing X, $1.00 a Year 200 East 25th Street, NerYork