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BIUTT. Hew Aids in JnlwtainiBg—W«ll-Oocsidw«d Sag gMtioBS Fspt&tliy Aprpos Since the Evenings are Lengthening. Alice M. House writes in the October ladle*' Home Journal as follows: Now aday’s hostesses are on the alert for something now In the way of entertaln lQK evening parties, ami clever gtrls are constantly evolving devices from the crevices of their brains. The fol lowing ideas have at least the value of containing many hours of enjoyment for evening parties: » • How to Give a "Calico” Party. A Mg barn makes the best setting for a • .illco” party, sheaves of grain and pyramids of pumpkins decking the doors, stalks of corn haugtng from the rafters and weird jack o’laaterus grin ning in dark corners. Cut and fold the calico the size of note paper, aud have the invitations printed on the face of the sheet. Fash ion the envelopes of the same calico stiffened. Calico may include lawns, ginghams, sateens and curtain calico, and the bizarre air of the costumes lifts the party out of the ordinary. *** One of Till* Season’s Novelties. A “peanut” party will be another of this season’s novelties. If written Invi tations are issued have two peanut sheils painted In water colors on the corner of the paper. The hostess pro vides herself with a quantity of peanuts and conceals them In every imaginable spot in the rooms where she Is to enter tain her guests—behind pictures, under mats, among the flowers, everywhere there are peanuts. After the guests have all arrived, a small bag Is handed to each one, aud the company are told that whoever first tills his or her bag with peauuts wius the prize of the even ing. Then begins the merry hunting— here, there aud everywhere—for pea nuts. * « ja The •‘Observation” Party. A sixth sense would he a boon to a man at an ‘'observation" party when he tluds his five senses “steeped In forget fulness.” There are blanks on his card for ten articles he Is given ton seconds to see; for the ten Instruments in the ktuder symphony he hears but does not see; for the flve spices making up the brownish powder he is given to taste; for the contents of the five bottles uu cork**d for him to stnell, and for the five articles passed, when he is blindfolded again, for him to feel. # * * A “Carlo” Party. A “Curio” party calls for a carlo for each guest, and a description for each curio. Pieces of Chineso workmanship, rare speclmeus, odd rellc9—endless things, in fact—may be carried to a curio party, and a medley of curious in formation result. V “Progressive Conversation” Party. For a “progressive conversation” party cards are provided with topics or questions for each lady. When th« bell rings each man finds his partner and converses on the topic assigned till the time is up, and ho passes to the lady above, and so on, til! he has conversed with every lady. The balloting then begins, the ladles voting for the man they found most entertaining, the men for the lady. The largest number of votes call for the head prizes, the least for the foot prizes. ETIQUETTE OP PARTIES. Bright Dint* as to the Art of Entertain ing. There are no Iron-clad rules with re gard to party etiquette, writes Mrs. A. G. Lewis, in the LadkHome Journal; yet, she adds, there are certain usual forms observed in good society about which no one can well afford to be igno rant. These forms are not mere con ventionalities. They are, like the ac cepted rules of a well-ordered home, helps to both entertainer and guest. Printed Invitation. When Issuing printed invitations to the effect that “Mr, and Mrs. A will receive their friends on Friday evening, December 8th, at nine; resi dence, 13 H avenue,” the Invited parties understand perfectly well that full evening dress, flowers, gloves and car riages are the proper thing. In case the Invitation canuot be accepted, “regrets” must be sent; otherwise a favorable answer Is understood. “At Home.” Invitations to an “at-home” are us ually the ordinary, engraved visiting | card of the hostess, to which she adds in writing, “at home Friday evening, December 8, from 8 to 10.” These, in closed in dainty white envelopes, are sent out at least one week in advance of | the evening named. An “at home” gtves unlimited liberty of dress, rang- j lug from a street costume with bonnet | and dark gloves, to full—though quiet j _evening toilet. After 6 o’clock dress coats are the rule. The hostess receives j In full toilet, assisted by ladles similar- j ly dressed. “Very llohcmlan.” To a party of twenty guests or less the hostess writes personal notes,which may be sent as late as the day preced ing the event, though three or four days earlier assures the guest that he or she has uot been taken up at the last mo ment to fill the placo of some one who has declined. “Very Bohemian," ad vises the person invited that the matter of dress is not important. To an in formal party like this a visiting friend may be taken along. As to Entertain meat. Special entertainment 19 not required for a formal reception. Orchestral I music is usually furnished. To arrive; i to address the hostess and host; to be presented to new people; to pass I through the rooms greeting frieuds aud acquaintances here aud there; to test the skill of the caterer, then to make one’s adieus Is the leaven of conven tional routine at largo receptions. Novelty Fnrtle*. Smaller parties may be entertained with music and readings. The hostess is fortunate if among her invited guests there are amateurs who are will Jng to as sist in this way. Novelty parties, such as “Color Teas.” Frost, Harlequin or Pantomime parties; tableaux, which re produce pictures familiar to the com pany; living statuary, in color or white, guessing tableaux or amateur theatri cals, though involving considerable previous preparation, carry the even ing’s enjoyment along with very little danger of failure. V, Children’* Partle*. For children’s parties there is no end of protty novelties. Among them are marefcaa l«t> by some older young peo-, pie; familiar stories represented by cal lsthenic exercises, active verbs, tableaux vivants ground from Illustrated copies of such fa:Miar books as “Alice in Wouderland, “Little Lord Fauntle roy,” or, even “Mother Goose,” ring around the favor tree, etc., etc. are all charming diversions. THE FAGUOT PARTY. A Novel Idea for Sociably Inclined Women. The “Faggot” party is especially suited to informal gatherings. All that the hostess needs is an open fireplace and a few friends with whom she can rely. The invitation asks each to “bring a faggot and tell a story;” the faggot consisting of a small bundle of sticks, eighteen Inches in length. There is to be no light except that of the flick ering flames. Each guest in turn places his or her faggot on the fire, and while it burns tells a story, recites a poem, or recalls some Interesting bit of experi ence. A vote may be taken at the end of the evening and prizes given according ly; but this is not necessary. WHAT IS AGE? A Highly Interesting and Valuable Sci entific Explanation. A# ic York Commercial. When does a man become elderly? That is a question which most men pre fer to answer for themselves. Profes sor Lagrange, of Paris, in an article translated into the Popular Science Monthly for October, establishes a stan dard which seems to meet the case. “A man is as old as his arteries,” he says, while discussiug the question of exercise for elderly people. And what is the measure of the age of his arteries? The writer tells us briefly and point edly. The degree of sclerosis or indura tion of the arteries marks the phys ical age of a man as distinguished from his calendar age. This sclerosis sets in at about 35 and continues progressively till the end comes. This is the normal state of things. Sometimes a tqan is younger than his years, sometimes older. But.the average is well marked. It is to this hardening of the arteries, by which they lose their elasticity, that shortness of breath is due. The less elastic they become the more work tho heart is called on to do, and this work is enormously increased when the effort is sudden. After five-and-thirty, there fore, the average of men must cease participation in those sports which he could endure well in his twenty-fifth year. ue 18 no longer lit lur iu» cuiR-euvraifu exertion of the boat race, the cinder path and the gymnasium. “Men’s ca pacity to run,” says I’rof Lagrange, “decreases after he has reached 30 years.” Even the famous couriers of Tunis, who cover large distances in in credibly short time, retire young. “Those who continue to run after they are 40 years old all finally succumb, with gravo heart affections.” And yet at 40 man Is in the prime of live. “At 45 the bones and muscles have lost nono of their solidity and vigor.” Nevertheless at this age the induration of tho arteries begins to manifest itself plainly. It is at this period that the morbid consequences of lack of nutrition mani fest themselves—for obesity, gout, and diabetes are ascribed to lack of assimi lation of food, not to excess—and at once a remedy is demanded, one that will tone up the system and burn up tho rejected nutriment that he has taken in. Exercise Is that remedy, and it is absolutely necessary. Knowing what forms of exercise aro to be avoided, namely, those which call for sudden strains and exertions of force, the writer leaves It pretty plain that exercise for the elderly should bo of the protracted ordor. lie submits this formula: “The mature man can safely brave all exercises t hat bring on muscular fatigue, but he must approach with great rare those which provoke shortness of breath.” The personality enters largely into this subject, for what makes oue man breatho hard only fatigues another and so on. But there are some forms of ex ercise which may be adopted by every body. “Walkingis the type of ‘bottom’ exercise, and is the most hygienic of all kinds for tho elderly man, provided it is prolonged enough to represent a suffi cient amount of work. Nothing is so good for the man of 50 years as a gun ning tramp.” The elderly man who lets the street car company carry somebody else not only serves the company right but bene fits himself. It Matle a difference. • Good Stirs. Hotel Clerh (suspiciously)—Your bun dle has come apart. May I ask what that queer thing is? Guest—This is a new patent fire es cape. I always carry it, so in case of fire I can let myself down from the hotel window. See? Clerk (thoughtfully)—I; see. Our terms for guests with fire escapes, sir. are invariably cash in advance. Living In the Future. Epoch. Parson—Do you meditate upon what brought yon here? Convict—No. I havo enough to do to think about what is going to get me out. The Jokelet ami the Jag. Philadelphia limes. Neither McCament nor Boyer looks upon Paulson’s proclamation as a-joke, although they think he intends it for a cell. The Deacon on the Alert. L Philadelphia Prtss. And now Deacon White is said to bo looking around for the man who trod on his corn. -♦ Sensible Jones. Setc Or nans l*icayuns. Jones has decided that he will only pay the freight on what is going his way. BAGCILLIJN BLOOD. Recent experiment* as read before the last Congress of Surgeons at Berlin, leave no doubt that the true war to CLEAR TIIE SYSTEM OF MlCUOBI is through the pores of the skin. It has been found that a remedy which kills the Mi crobi will also destroy the life of the patient: but it has also been found that the Microbi can be forced out through the skin, and it is in this way that G G G relieves the system of poison. iJMflHG SUFFERED much from Conta f# gious Blood Poison, after using half a dozen bottles of restor ed io perfect Ga&sisel eralth, and all eruptive sores disappeared. You are at liberty to make any use of my statement that you wish.—J. Crosby Byrok, 208 Third Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. Treatise on Blood and Skin diseases mailed free. SWIFT SPECIFIC CO. taw* A Atlanta. Ga. - , . 1> *5 HI ASKS BILL NIK WHAT HI MUST DO TC B1 EMINENT. William Tells Him a Ttory of a loung Man Wh Suddenly Rose to a Great Height—Try It, Asterisk, and Jump When Ion Get There. [Copyright, 1891, by Edgar W. Nye.] Craig-y-Nos, Buncombe Co., N., C., ) October, 1891. f The following letter has been wait ing for some time, but other matters have interfered with a prompt reply: Gtrdox, Ark., August 18,1S91. Edgar W. Nye. Asheville, N. C.: Dear Sir—For several years I have been a reader of your excellent “Bill Nye” articles, actd, being somewhat young and literaryly inclined, have longed for a bit of advice from your pen. Probably “while the delegation are waiting” just outside your door you could drop a few “Nye" nuggets into mv receptacle and they would never be missed. I have never heard that you encouraged young scribblers to indulge in writing to you by answering there tiresomo sheets bv return mail, as, undoubtedly, you were prompted to do. Unknowingly I make the experiment. How would you advise a young man of a literary bent, aud possessing a keen sense for that which is unusual or humorous? How shall ho find the market without mon ey or influence? Ij humorous writing re munerative? Can you cite an instance in regard to your gaiuing literary notoriety? Piease don’t dispuir at this. It is mear lv the introduction of what a bore can do. Possibly I, too, sball be eminent some day. and in lieu of this great impossibility will close as the opportunity presents. Please comply. Very sincerely. * * * Tne aoove letter 13 written ny a young man who needs information about as severely as any one with whom I have over set up. I put three asterisks in place of his name in order to shioid his family. This is only a specimen of one kind of correspondence out of a list of a great many hundreds. I pause to won der where they all come from. Passing ovor the first paragraph, which is kind, flattering, and fulsome, iet us come at once to what Mr. Aster isk—Mr. Jack Asterisk, if you please— really wants to know. In the first place, Ido, as often and as lucidly ar.d pellucidly as I can with what few taloiits I may embrace, an swer the inquirers who have somethin* to Inquire for, if I am ablo to supply the information. First then, Jack, you should know whatyou want to inquire for, and, secondly, you should know how to spell it. Then any one would be glad ’ to drop the information into your recep tacle. • Undoubtedly! Now comes the query, “How would you advise a young man of a literary bent and possessing x keen sense for that which is unusual or humorous?” I would advise such an one to avail himself of it and onjoy it. Few people are blessed with a keeu sense of tho un usual. It should be fostered. i C I C V/ATAD ' / / I \ \ AT THE ELEVATOR. You ask next, “How shall ho find the market without money or influence?” He will naturally have great difficulty. The market for a keen sonso of the un usual was nevor more panicy than it is* now. Without money or influence you will have quite a long search before you will get your price. To tell you the honest and never dying truth, Asterisk, thoro is no market for a keen sense for tho unusual or humorous. It is a good thing to have, for your life will be longer and sweeter for having It. Don’t market it at all any more than you would market your keen relish for what Is good or beautiful. Yon koubtless want to find a market, not for your keen sense of the unnsual, but for your ability to describe such things In an en tertaining way, and you cannot deliver the goods at present, I fear. Learn first to write good English. Write at a mark for eight or nine years and let up on busy peoplo, if you please I once knew a young man w-ho decided to go to New York and to try to get a job on tho metropolitan press. He had practiced on a country -paper for sev eral years, and had received a cyclope dia and a revorsiblo wall maps as a re ward for his genius and toil. So he said to himself: “I will go to New York. This life is killing mo. It is time to call a halt.” He did not take a trunk because he said it would be a burden to him, and one hot day when the sun was bringing out all the hidden fragrance that a century has concealed between the heated paving stone* of Newspaper row, he found the door which lead into the inhospitablo dwelling of the great newspaper upon which he had decided to bestow himself. Everybody about him looked so cool and superior that he hated himself be cause he perspired so, and he knew that even the elevator boy looked down on him. He felt homesick, and when he took out his handkerchief to wipe his brow he artidentally palled out a little red pincushion that his sister gave him when he started for town. It smote on his heart very heavily, Mr. Asterisk, and he compared the welcome he generally got at home with the chilly glare begot wboQ he came to town. When he mustered the courage, he took a deep breath and stepped Into the elevator: the elevator boy pushed him back and ask him whom he desired to see. Then it came over him that he did not know the editor and that probably, he never would. The elevator boy gave him a blank replevin to fill out. stating whom he wished to see and also on what business, whether friendly or otherwise, whether married or single, and if so, how It agreed with him. He sent this up to the editor and got word that the editor had gong to Hono lulu to start a branch office, bat would | be back in the spring. He did not believe this. So he lin gered near, and pretty soon he saw a clergyman with the manuscript of a sermon under his arm and heard him ask to see Mr. Must. This gave him an Idea. He would also ask to see Mr. Must as soon as the clergyman came ’ Li ? k back. So betook out his second papers, and where the blank occurred regard ing what he wished to see Mr. Must for he wrote. “Wish to see Mr. Must re garding scoop.” Then he was bidden to come. He thought hard all the way np trying to have an idea, for the paper offered as high as 82.75 apiece for ideas at that time. When he got there he was scared almost to death, but the editor greeted him rather kindly and said: “Well f' with a rising inflection. “I had an ideavin the elevator,” said Ambrose, for that was the name of our hero, “that it would be a good idea to send a man down to Coney Island and let him write it up.” “For the paper ?” asked the editor, pounding on the wall with the draw head from a wreck which he once par ticipated in. AN INSTANCE OF LITERARY NOTORIETY. “Yes, for the paper,” said Ambrose, “for the first page.” “Well,” said the editor, ‘‘I have thought of that. I thought of it eight een years ago. We have had speeds of thinking of it over since. So have the other papers. Are you a native of New York?” “No. sir; I am a native of Bellefonte, Ohio. I got here early this morning.” “I judged that you had not lived hsre always. You are too considerate of other people’s feelings to pass for a native of New York. But you can acquire that metropolitan air if you try. If you go up to tho slaughter house and drink hot blood for a month, then come and ride on the elevated road, you will get that man-about-town air.” “Yes, sir.” “But you look fatigued, and your clothes are old. Look at your trousers, how they bag at the area/” “Yes, I am told that they do, sir, but one cannot beat one’s way from Cincin nati here and keep the crease in both legs of one’s panties and have them drape alike when ho arrives here. Folks tell me that they are rather out at el bows, sir, but, thank God, they cover a warm heart.” “I see,” said the editor, “that you have a wonderful command of language. I will give you a chance, though the office Is full of idlo men. You would think that the office ought seek the man. Ambrose, but it Is not so here. I will give you an assignment. Go to the top of Trinity spire and writo it up. Bring you^fitulf to-inorrow. M tho elevator give the good hailing sign, and repeat the word ‘Mesopotamia.’ You will be admitted.” Ambrose knew that this was only a polite way of getting rid of him, but he a>ked a policeman to show him Trinity Church, and he went up In the spire alone. He cried a littio up there, for as he looked out over the big, smoky city he thought that in that great swarming “human hive,” as he had called it at home in the Advance, he had no friend. Here, even under the golden cross of the church, he was alone. It was a pit iful thought, and Ambrose hungered for his homo away in Ohio; but with a big sob in his throat he sharpened hls‘pen cil and looked about him, for he had a keen sense for tho unusual. Cut with a knife on the little window framo by his side he read: : MORTIMER i : «nd : ; DOROlHY. ; : July 4. : , That was all; but ho took those two names and wove around them a story of tender possibility and humanity. lie put in high lights of happiness and the i shadows of sorrow as they must come, dear Asterisk to all of U9. He wrote on as the sun went down, and thought not of his hunger and the homeless, pitiless, j scaldless night that was coming on. He | wrote while the shadows lengthened in j the churchyard and the roar of business ! along Broadway died down to a sort of mercantile purr. Then he took his “copy” and went up j the Bowery to whero one may abide all night for fifteen centB. There he abode the night. But he did not. care. He was happy. He did not have to sleep there any more. The editor read his little story aloud till his voice got husky and then he read it to himself. Now Ambrose is himself a managing ! editor, and has engraved visiting cards | with “Mister” on them. You ask if I can cite an instance in regard to mv gaining literary notoriety, and I reply with my hand on my heart that, so far as I know, I cannot. And now, if I have been of service to you or any one who may read these lines, if there be in this brief note a grain of goodness which you may pick up and file away, I am repaid—that is, of course, figuratively speaking—and with this, and hoping that possibly I, too, may be eminent some day, and in lieu of this great impossibility, will close, as the opportunity presesnt. Very sincerely, - Wbrn to Go Home. Cincinnati Commercial Gazette. A well-known lawyer, one of the most brilliant in Kentucky, was, some time back, oat having a good time with the the boys. The hours glided by, and the first touch of dawn was making its ap pearance, when he suddenly realized that he was In the pecaliar position so many have experienced, a desire to go home, but in fear and trembling at the thought of the wrath to come. His friends were suggesting this and sug gesting that, when he interrupted them by exclaiming: “Ah, I have i\! She is now in an indignant state; bot if I do not go home at all, by to-morrow she will have reached the apprehensive period, and I will be welcome under any circumstance*." Jerry Rusk’s rain-making career sug gests that he may be trying to take the Presidency by storm. — MinneapoU* \ Journal & ^~JtiLtib.: The Mark Twain Club went down to Bellaire last Monday evening to see “Littl Neugget.” The boys had a roar ing good time. Herbert Cathorn, the leading comedian of the Nugget com pany, was glad to see the familiar faces of the Wheeling boys in the crowd. Their presence brought back to him pleasant thoughts of the that has just passed. Mr. Cathorn spent most sf his vacation with the Mark Twain boy9, and he thinks the club is a great one. Mrs. D. P. Bowers, the actress who supported Frederick Warde last season at a salary of $600 a week, is not on the road this year. Mr. Warde’s production of Heury VIII. was not a very great success, and theatre-goers here think the play gavo Mr. W. a very poor chance to show his abilities. Mrs. Bowers had an interesting character, but her place could have been filled just as acceptably by an artiste at $100 a week. The lady has turned her at tention to teaching the frail sex how to make a success on the stage. She has a fine school of pupils, and will likely never appear before the footlights again. That unique actor, George Monroe, Is headed this way. He will soon ap pear at the Opera House. He will be remembered as “dear auntie” !u “Aunt Brldgot,” in which piece he assumed one of the most grotesque characters known to the stage to-day. The old play has been sold and Mr. Monroe’s partner, John C. Rice, has left him. The play in which the former is cutting quite a figure this year is called “Aunt Hridgct’s Baby.” One would Infer from the title that it is an offspring of Mr. M.’s old play, and such is the fact. It is very funny, and catches the masses in great shape. “Oh, by gosh!” The theatrical business suffered a se vere depression by the centinued hot weather and a good many companies had to give up the ghost. Now that the evenings are comfortable in doors a reaction may be expected and theater managers expect a good business from nowon. Some of tno companies that started out about the time the sultry weather commenced did not get very far from home before disbanding for want of funds. This 19 much better th»n going to pieces hundreds of miles from home. The hot weather was nice ly timed and succeded admirably jn driving in a score or two of companies which the ono night stands throughout the country can got along nicely with out. Mrs. uen. rom mumo is now making her farowoll tour of the country, ac cording to tho newspapers. The little ‘lady and her company appeared in Bel laire on Friday afternoon and evening, and delighted hundreds of the ladies and children. Mrs. Thumb is 48 years of age and 38 inches in height. Her first husband, Tom Thumb, died some years since. In 1881 she married Count Magri, and has since been a Countess. Her husband and his.brother travel with her, ar d the trio makes an attraction that creates a deal of interest. When Mrs. Thumb (she still uses her former name) visited England some years ago, Ijuoen Victoria presented her with a diamond necklace valued at $30,000. She has been careful of her earnings aud now has a snug sum laid by for old age. Miss Lizzie Evans, tho "Little Elec tric Battery” who for the past two sea sons has been the Christmas attraction at the Opera House, has been taken in hand by U. S. Taylor, tho well-known theatrical agent, and will open tk\e latter part of the month with a new p!ay called "Prue,” which is a story of life in Connecticut. Miss Evans is a charming little actress, but has never been managed to advantage. She has a husband who is a fairly good fellow and would look after her interests, but for some reason tho couple do not get along swimmingly. Mr. Taylor, the gentleman who has charge of her now, will make her tour a success. Eva Mann, who posed as the wife of Robert Ray Hamilton, has had a varied experience. Hamilton was a rich brok er from about New York. Like most men, he had his faults, and. when he died Miss Mann claimed she was mar-, r ed to him. Her efforts were fruitless, excopt that he managed to scar.dallzo herself. Some energetic manager rigged Eva out In a play aod attempted to star her on her unsavory reputation. The black eyes that fellow got from the newspapers and managers staggered him and he gave up in disgust. Eva is dancing in a cheap house on the Bow ery in New York, and will never as cend the ladder of success any higher. W. M. Wilkinson, who manages Maud Granger, has another attraction on the road in the person of Alexander Salvfof, a young actor who has jumped into prominence at a great rate. Sulvinl Is an actor of much force and Mr. Wilkin son *has managed to get his star Into some of the finest houses in the coun try. Week before last Salvlni played in the Auditorium at Chicago for the firemen of that city, and the receipts for the seven days were something like $35,0)0. Wilkinson and bis company did not cut much of a figure In this mu nificent pile, as they played on a gnar antee, but such wonderful bo6lhess serves as a great advertising card and bolsters np receipts all over the country. “Mugg’9 Landing” did a fair bnsiness when at the Grand. The show is above the average, bnt like Fisher’s Cold Day Company and some others, has been out so loug that the public is tiring of It. To make matters worse, Mr. Show, the owner of Mugg’s Landing, is getting ready to launch a couple of more com panies to play the same piece. There will be a dropping of "Mnggs" before the final "Landing” of all these shows. Forbearance asked for this. Manager Keister has "Tar and Tar tar” booked for this season. This opera is perhaps the best that will be seen in Wheeling this year. It is very comic, and "Digby” Bell, who take* the lead ing part, is a splendid singer and ah actor who always pleases. One nice feature of Bell’s singing is the clear articulation of his voice. Every word be says can be easily understood. In fact the opera all through is plain as day, except perhaps a couple of gags that have to be mentally caressed be fore the fan comes oat. Edwin Booth, the tragedian, is seen about New York In pleeaant weather. He is able to walk with a cane and be lieves he will be able to go stork next season. Mr. Booth is perhaps moto con fident of a return of his lost rigor than anyone else. The great actor wifi not allow himself to think that his days of play work are over. He has had a bril liant career and has seen his best days is the opinion of the greater part of the public. Maude Granger gets fine notices from the newspapers from one end of the sea son to the other, but crowded houses at her performances are an exception rather than the rule. There Is only one way of accounting for this. Emotional plays are not popular at the present day. If the lady was in a rattling farce come dy she would receive an ovation every where, providing she was as strong in that line as the one she now plays. The companies reaping rich rewards at pres ent are those of the comedy order. Fanny Rice, who is playing at the Walnut, is not a ^og fancier, although she bears for her thoroughbred New foundland “Carle” a high degree of attachment. The number of his “points” is such as to place him at the head of the 810,000 class in ever y bench show at which he has been exhibited. Rut aside from this is his unceasing attachment for his mistress. Three years ago Miss Rice was nearly drowned in the Merri mac river, and her career would have probably ended there but for the big dog, which plunged In to her rescue, seized her by the hair as she was disap pearing for the third time, and swam to the shore, where helping hands soon re suscitated the nearly drowned soubrette. Since that day Carle has accompanted his mistress everywhere. A railroad brakeman the other day undertook to drag Carle from a passenger coach, and had his nerves badly shaken in conse quence. The dog is as gentle as a lamb on ordinary occasions, but he draws the line at a forced separation from his owner. inr first regular ana puouc perform ance of Mascagni’s “C&vailerla UustJ canna” in New York took place last Fri day night at the Lenox Lyceum. It was not perfect. In some respects. Indeed, the production of the work last mouth In Philadelphia, by Mr. Henrlcbs, was more satisfying. It left much to b»» de sired in detail. But the spirit of Mas. cagni showed through all the faults of his interpreters. Frank McNlsh, theex-ministrol man who is now playing a white facecomedy part in “Birds of a Feather,” the cur rent attraction at Ilavlln’s, is a volun teer fireman at Binghamton, N. Y. Vc Nish follows “tneoid machine” because he likes the excitement of it. When ever he comes to Cincinnati McNlsh calls upon the fire boys and occasion ally takes a rldo with them. Monday tveniiig hedid efficient services In help ing to get the horses out of a burning livery stable at Thirteenth and Wal nut streets. In token of appreciation of Mr. McNlsh’s services, Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 and Gift Fire Company No. 3 presented him with an honorary membership certificate of the Cincinnati Firemen’s Protective Asso ciation. Tho presentation was made while Mr. McNlsh was doing his “Si lence and Fun” turn In the second act of “Birds of a Feather” at Havlln's.— Tlmes-Star. Now for Satan. Rose Osborn in “Satan” will bo seen at the Opera House next Friday and Saturday. The New Orleans Pirnj/unc says;— Miss Osborne, who Is well and favor ably known here, sustained her long established reputation as an emotional actress, doing especially well In the garden scene in the first act. and treat ing the audience to one of the finest duel scenes ever presented in this city. Her metnods aro the finest, and sho Is a most linlshed artiste, giving us last night ono of the greatest plays ever seen in New Orleans. XVAKKKNTON. Warrentox, O., October 3 —The river is lower ut this point than for several years. Will Clow went to Pittsburg on Friday. A. Williams and J. B. Noely nrc the champion hunters. Annie Conant is visiting relatives here. Alice Thornton is spending some time with her mother, Mrs Homing. Mrs. Langly and Mrs. Hindman went to Brilliant, to spend tho day. Miss Alice Jackson and E. J. Russell were united in marriage Wednesday noon, at tho residence of the bride’s parents, on Water street. Tho ceremony was j»er formed bv Rev. Mr. Mick, of Irondale, in the presence of a few select friends. After congratulations, the componv was ushered into the dining room, where the tables were laden with the deli cacies of the season and decorated with flowers, etc. After doing ample justice-to tho viands, and an hour’s social conversa tion, the happy pair started on their wed ding tour, followed by tho best wishes of their many friends. Frank Llaton and Nannie Lope were the attendants. The bride was the recipient of many handsome and valuable presents. Frank Linton went to Steubenville to at tend the Teachers’ Association t/v-day. The new minister. Itev. Mr. Hoover, has arrived, and will deliver his lirst sermon to-morrow. A young child of David Clow’s is very sick. Milton Manufacturing Company Incor porated. Special TtUgram to flu Rtouttr Cbaxlcstoh, W. V*., October 2.— The Milton Manufacturing Co. wm In corporated to-day to operate saw, plan ing, veneering and general wood work ing mills at Milton. The capital paid in Is $4,000 with the privilege of Increas ing to $20,000. M. F. Pafrlsh, of Mil ton, and others are the Incorporators. MINNEHAHA FLOUR 18 ALWAYS UNIFORM IN QUALITY. TOC WILL VEVP.R HAVE BAD BREAD FROM MINNEHAHA FLOUR, VO BETTER FLOUR CAV BE MADE FROM WHEAT THAV MINNEHAHA. iolM jam C. Muoiun. Cm am. B. McKovb Josara Lees. lUnsbarger, Loti k MeKowm, PRACTICAL -Mtan, fits at Staun Flttars ' HEW I.S.lKffl. Our Kei Fall and Winter ♦ for Ladies and Children have arrived THE LATEST STYLES! THE LOWEST PRICES I FULLL INK OF : n Now on sale. Call and see us. l ■' No. 1152 MAIN ST. aut> iiquor*. received!" a umi uroBTAno* or Wines Direct Prom Enrope, CONSISTING Of 8HERRIE8, MADERIA, PORTS, MALAGAS, MUSCATEL. Alto a fln* Hn* of Rhla* Wla*a a«d OlontA. P. WELTY & CO., f«S6*44_WOLRiALK LIQPOM* IflflaU |)aver ant* $latnie. GEO. EKDRNER 4 CO! Telephone Call 614. Carrtea tb« Larz*at and Gb*at«at a took of WALL PAPERS IS THE CITTf. Taints Oils Varnishes Mats Putty. Hou*« and Sim Painting tn all branch** Re glaring Ulast and Paper Hanging don* on ikert notice. 39 Twelfth St., near Market. Mil 1 d7c. kurner” —nUCTWAL— Painter, Gralner, Glazier, Sl£i Painter PAPER HANGER. D*al*r in Paint*, Oil*. VarnUh**, Window 01*M, Broabe*, Painter* BnppUa*. Ac, 1727 Market Street TELEPHONE m WHEELING, W. YA. JAPANESE1 PM CURE 1 guaranteed Care for Pile* of vhaterei kind or degree—External, Internal, Blind yr Bleeding, Itching, Chronic, Recent oi Hereditary. $LOO a box; « boxes, %IJOO i«ot by mall, prepaid, on receipt of pries A'e guarantee to care any com of Pika inarmc teed and gold only by MaLAUI BltOTHZaU, DT*|fi*w, Twedth and Uarxat St*, WhaaUng, Maple lOeentn. ******* NOTICE We hart been appointed the Agent* of the Champion Iron C6 of Rentes, 0- tb* largest Iron and fenoa and Ornamented Work* la th* Cniud State*. They maaefsetsn UM different gfkf *••«*. C*m*i«ry Lot Eaelomne, •■Ikeg* Iros Work, Iron Btolrwar*, Brackets for iUloonto*. Varanda Oloicra*. 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