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THE GLOBE REPUBLIC SUNDAT MORNING, SEFrEU3EB 20, 1886.
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SUWOAT MORNING. SEPTEMBER 26. 1886.
We admonish all republican-, to be vigi
lant The fight is on.
A vote for McMillin is a vote for the
democratic ticket Let all republicans bear
that in mind.
To vote for McMillin is to endorse cor
ruption and boodle methods In state and
national politics.
Tiie republican party has no fight with
any man. or set of men, except the enemies
of good government
This is no time for republicans to indulge
in personal quarrels. The thing to do now,
is to loot carefully after the election of the
entire state, congressional, judicial and
county republican tickets.
Our readers should scan carefully the ad
vertisements of business men found In to
day's paper. It is always safe to buy
goods from the man whoadcrtisCs they
are the merchants who have the bargains
Mrs. Bushnell proposes to east her vote
into a real ballot-box, at Cleveland, on
election day. The people of Ohio will
stand aghast at such an extraordinary spec
tacleespecially If she votes the wrong
ticket
We want to remind Dr. I-eonanl that
Francis Murphy is still doing business at the
old stand; and since the lie verend Doctor
Is so very anxious for a Joint discussion, as
to the best method of saying drunkards, he
could probably be accommodated.
The work of looking after the success of
the republican ticket is occupying our at
tention largely just now, and If those per
sons, who seek to draw us into a personal
quarrel, find that we are neglecting them.
thy will understand the reason. One
thing at a time, and the cause of republi
canism lias the Door and our attention just
now.
There has been no action taken yet re
garding the organization of a board of
health. This is absolutely essential to the
health of our citizens We say It with a
blush of shame, that there is no city of our
proportions and enterprise any where in
Hits country, tliat so carelessly neglects this
important matter. Many of our alleys and
by-ways are ierfect disease producers.
We wonder if a debate could be arranged
between Dr. Leonard and John McBride.
Having already saved all the souls in riq.ua
and vicinity, the Doctor is spoiling for out
side work. That is to say, we Infer that
there is no Christian work left to be done
in the Doctor's parisli, or he would not be
prancing about trying to get somebody to
discuss politics with him.
A prominent democrat the announce
ment of whose name in connection with
this statement would cieate a profound sen
sation, remarked one day. since the demo
cratic congressional convention, that he had
never voted anything but a democratic
ticket but this fall he would have to scratch
as he could never vote for McMillan. He
is a man who regards that party principle
shiuld consist of more than mere dema
guguery to catch votes.
The .TVeir Em, the state organ of the pro
hibitionists, suys:
McMillin stands endorsed by the democratic
fiarty. Is the endorsement of the deraocrat
e party in Ohio, with Its history and itsantl
Hiimptuary p'atform. a good reason why pro
hibitionists should support McMillin?
We give it up, but we are sure that theie
I'm no good reason why republicans should
i-upport him. And there is no reason why
democrats should support him except in the
forlorn hope that a republican may be
beaten. We do not see much excuse for
McMillin, anyhow.
Republicans should not become Intoxi
cated with the idea that this is an off-year,
and the elections unlni'wrtaut It is im
portant that the national house of repre
sentatives should hate a republican majori
ty, consequently there should be no sulking
or trading off in the congressional district It
is important that the control of the state af
fairs should remain wholly In the hands ot
the republicans, in view of the recently
very corrupt democratic administration;
and Ihe good old republican county of Clark
cannot consent to allow her old-time major
ity to be cut down, consequently every re
publican should stand by the county ticket
The republican party Is not a party of
empty promises, but stands uion a record
of almost thirty years, advocating and fight
ing for the greatest good to the greatest
number, and she stands upon that platform
now.
On tomorrow evening the workiitgmeu of
this city, favorable to the election of the re
publican ticket have arranged for a meet
ing in the wigwam for the purnoseof organ
izing and expressing their views upon the
issues and candidates of the present cam
paign. This Is a mo emeut set going bj
the workinpmen themseh es, and the meet
ing will be controled and addressed entirely
by worktngmcu who regard that the repub
lican party has done nothing, during the
last twelve months, to forfeit the confidence
and support of the wageworkers of this
country. The platform, adopted by the
republicans of Ohio, tearing upon the labor
problem, is broad enough, fair enough and
just enough for ever' laboring man in the
state to stand upon. A large number of
this class of republicans, in Springfield, so
regard it awl liae set the ltioieuieut going
for the meeting Monday night Ix-t all cit
izens interested In good government which
means the success of the republican tarty,
attend the meeting and help the boys along
by giving encouragement to the movement
The Chetdmit li Inalienable "tight.
It is lime that a vigorous protest was sent
ringing throughout Christendom against the
edict of dudes and loafers, who try to Hat-1
ter themselves that they are funny, but who
only succeed in wearjiiig the world with
their thin platitudes. These dreary and
doleful alleged wags infest steam cars and
theaters and ring chestnut bells and pound
chestnut gongs against old jokes. Why,
bless their watery Intellects! There are no
jokes that are not old no jokes that are
genuine, ami worth working off. and the
right to indulge in twice-told or even a
thousand times repeated tale, is inalienable
common to all men.
The best jokes now current were doubt
loss liom In iaradise, and can trace back
their descent to Adam, the wittiest (be
cause the only) man ot Ids time. The only
joke that was ever uttered, and worked up
into manifold varieties and phrases, that
cannot be reasonably saddled nion our
honored and undoubtedly humorous com
mon father, is the gray-haired witticism
alMiut the uiotlier-ln-law, and the only rea
son why Adam diil not get it olf ami work
It to death was because the mother-in-law
was not invented until long after his time.
Hut v.e may say that Adam originated the
genu of the joke by asserting that "the
woman" gave him of the fatal fruit and
Intimating that he had to eat It
The man who would wipe out the old
jokes of literature and history and try to
substitute new ones would assume to make
a desert waste of the social life of the
period. The joke that has stood the scru
tiny and criticism of ages, is the joke that
will "wash" and endure, to the end. It Is
the joke that will touch the lNipuhtr heart :
stir it into healthful exercise; send the
pure blood coursing through the system, to i
generate warmth and comfort and gie
cheerfulness- and brilliancy to the individual
horizon and zenith.
Go to, thou defamer and despoiler of
chestnuts. Chestnuts are the richest fruit
of our forests. A chestnut well masticated
is good food. The chestnut tree, in bloom,
is one of the most beautiful spectacles in
wood r field, and the lijie nut is in itself a
little gem, too pretty to eat but so much
better Uian it looks that we are forced to
eat it Avast thou lubber. Hie thee to a
heiinery. Shall we reject a good thing bo- j
cause it Is old? Xot by any manner of
means. The oldest good things are the best j
The grandest men are the oldest The ,
most glorious women are those whose heads
are lighted with the glory that shines upon
them from beyond the river. Old books
old principles, old memories and traditions
are they not the best?
Let us therefore assert our natural and
constitutional rights, and adhere to the God
given chestnut, and when we are catering
to our Intellectual tastes let us get the best
of the world's jokes and do our duty to the
millions yet to be, by reviving, enjoying
and handing down to posterlty-the precious
and classical witticisms of the remotest
ages. And let us quietly sit down on those
assuuung asses who advertise to give us
an entire evening's entertainment of
absolutely new jokes. Away with them.
If their jokes are good they are not new.
It they are really new, they are not good.
There Is no new thing tuider the sun. Wit
and humor, as well as history, are contin
ually repeating themselves to the delight
of the people of all climates and tieriods.
The jokes that convulsed our grandfathers
have thrilled our own diaphragms and will
tickle the fancies and warm the mental
anil physical interiors of our children's
children to the latest generations
The Springfield district telegraph system
had better inaugurate a more efficient serv
ice or take down their sign. It is simply
abominable.
NEW PUBLICATIONS.
The-Uhmtlc .Vontilj for October has
an interesting essay on "The Kise of
Arabian learning"; an attractive article on
"A Literary Athlete'' (meaning John Wil
son, old Christopher North); a paper on
"A Mad Monarch" (to wit the liavarian
King Ludwig); a historical sketch of "The
Witches of Venice"; a loving study of
character, entitled "Abraham Lincoln";
one or two Xew Knglaud noeiuft the three
serial stories of James Bishop, and Crad
dock; a fat "Contributor's Club," and sev
eral other good things Houghton, Millin
fc Co., lioston. S4 a year.
The scientifically facetious treatment of
"A Bald and Toothless Future" in the Oc
tober I'lipular-Sctcnee Monthly is the first
thing that a layman would read on opening
this magazine. "The Distribution of
Wealth" is the leading article, and dis
cusses the livest topic of our time, "A
Psychological Study of Fear" is a curious
investigation into the metaphysics of that
masterful emotion. There Is a discourse on
"I'niversal Time," which also is readable
metaphysics, related to a practical subject
"The Philosophy of Diet" is a very' inter
esting and useful article. But there are
XX. titles In this number, and most ex
cellent reading, every one of them. D.
Appleton & Co.. S5 a year.
"ROBERT MACAIRE."
Hnroltl Forsherc. t'nnppronrhiiblr Char
nrtrrlzatlon an Mnrnlre l:larks Opera
House, Nest Tuenriaj KTenlnp.
"Ilobert Macaire," with Harold Forsberg
uid a very strong company in the cast, will
be presented to the Springfield public for
fie first time, at Black's opera house, next
ruesday evening. Sept 28. The company
opened the Euclid avenue opera house.
Cleveland, for the season Sept IS. and here
is what the Cleveland lender said of the
p "rfoimance:
The ojwra house was very well filled last
evening at the opening of Harold Forstnrg's
engagement In "ltobert Macaire." It has
been a gl many years since this drama
was presented on our stage. If we are not
mistaken, Mr. Forsberg has betn the only
actor to appear in the half tragic and half
comic character of the title role. Hisreii-
rsentatioii Iat night was fully up to the
picture remembered so well. Macaire is a
single combination of thief, murderer, men
dicant and egotist His instincts are of
the lowest his conscience of the smallest
po-tsibl1 dimensions, yet while coolly pra-
tlclng all manner of illainy. and
rlothed In the most fantastic
rags his air is always that of the
thorough gentleman, and he never forgets
to be polite. He deserts his famlh. and
leaves his wife to stmgcle alone with imiv
erty, yet his Quixotic chivalry prompts him
to face death itself to f-ee her from the
charge of crime. Thrre is a .profitable
study of human natum in the role, and Mr.
Forsberg emphasizes its different traits
with an artist's truth and vigor. The play
was put upon the oiiera house stiiro in an
elaborate manner last evening, each of its
four acts displaying wealth of scenery. The
company was. ot siillicient strength to 1 roaJwaJ extend; throughout them at a dis
bring out the melodrama !c phases of the ' wv. ,,f psibly one bundled and
play. . P. Sheldon plajed the part of no.- t.t fr, oa,.i. ..ti.-r n....
Jaques Strop acceptably, and seeuie.1 , equal 1
to the different changes required of him.
Purify your blood.
tone up the systeir,
and regulate the digestive organs by tak
ing Hood's Sarsaparilla. Sold by all drug
gists.
BLACK'S OPERA HOUSE
WW
ROBERT MACAIRE!"
FECIITEIl'S VERSION, as produced at the POKTE St. MARTIN, PARIS.
"There is a profitable study of human nature in the role, and Mr. Forsberg emphasizes its different traits with an artist's truth and vigor." Cleve
land Leader. "As Macaire, Harold Forsberg is an unquestioned success. The character, physically and every other way, fits him as though the
dramatist had taken his measure for it." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
SELECTED CAST: W. P. Sheldon, as Jacques Strop; Miss Inez Rochelle, as Louise.
Grand Fete Champetre, introducing New Songs, Pretty Dances and Charming Music.
$grAdmission, 25, 50 and 75 cents. Seats now on sale at C H. Pierce & Co.'s Bookstore.
Niiitaciarn county. California.
To the Kdltor of the ..lobe-Republic :
This is one of the most highly improved
1 . !,. h. ..tot .1 ,.t-,l,w ., It
,.,,.- at San Jose, the "Garden Cits"
10f California, and the beautiful valley from
whli-h the comttv receives Its name. This
county is said to contain the finest agricul-'
tural and horticultural land in the state.
Its surface is generally rolling in the Santa
Clara valley, except around San Jose,
where it is comparatively level. The great
est liortlou of the laud requires irrigation,
by means of which all fruits and cereals of
the temperate zone are produced in abund
ance. One peculiarity of this valley Is
worthy of note. On account of the neces-
sity of providing a means to enable the
wheat to sweat before it Is threshed that it
may make sood Hour, all the wheat must be
harvested and bound In sheaves first in
stead of being threshed immediately after it
Is gathered by the heads as is the case In the
Sacramento and S.m Joaquin valleys
San Jose is a delightful city of between
sixteen and eighteen thousand inhabitants
On account of the substantial nature and
iK-autlful design of its buildings It is called
the New Haven of the Pacific coast It Is
ne of the few cities in the United States
that Is out of debt and has money in its
treasury- 1 Is noted for the width of its
streets, the perfectness of its sewerage, and
its s stem of electric lights. Its railroad
facilities are ample, and besides Its adapta
bility to general mercantile business it has
a Hk manufactory and woolen' mills, em-
ploying two hundred hands several fruit
canneries an agricultural Implement facto
ry, and other manufacturing enterprises.
The city has never had a boom, but contin
ues to grow substantially. It has fine
churches and the best of school
facilities. Its climate Is less se
vere than that of San Francisco.
I,os Gatos, Santa Clara, Stanford's univer
sity and Lick observatory are among the
surrounding attractions The surrounding
mountain scenery anil facilities for travel
make this one of the most favored sec
tions of the state,
A ride of about thirty hours through the
Sacramento and San Joaiiuin valleys over
the crest uniting the Sierra Nevada and
Coast ltange of mountains through the
Iitip, over the Mojave desert ami Sierra
Madre mountains, landed us at San Ber
nardina, the county seat ot a county of the
same name. This is a place of about -t.OOO
inhabitants and admirably located in one
of the most beautiful valleys and finest ar
tesian belts in the state. This Is an old
Mormon setUement and surrounded by an
abundance of damp lands, which afford ex
cellent pasture lands, and looks like an oasis
In a desert land during the summer.
The valley of San Bernardina. which is
merely the eastern extension of the Ixs
Angeles valley, is about thirty miles long
and from twelve to twenty miles wide. It
Is intersHTsed with orange and fruit orch
ards, and for the most part watered by the
Santa Ana river and the Irrigation ditches
supplied by mountain water. The town in
many respects resembles Salt Lake City.
Its location Is somewhat similar; ils streets,
like those of Salt Lake, have constant
streams of water coursing down each side
of the streets slanting toward the south.
The railroad shops of the Southern Cali
fornia railroad are located here, and the
town Is connected w ith Colton on the South
ern Pacific railroad, and Lugonia by a nar-row-guage
road, on which a dummy runs.
It has five school buildings, a commodious
court house and county hospital, substan
tial churches, business houses and hotels
Six miles north of the town, at an eleva
tion of 2.000 feet, are located the Arrow
head Hot Springs and hotel. One of the
most noted freaks of nature is the perfect
outline of a large arrow head on the moun
tain side, of such dimensions as to be seen
distinctly at a distance of ten miles from
the mountain. These Springs are fre
quented by sufferers from rheumatism.
Kiverside, the finest orange and fruit
growing section in this part of the state, is
situated ten miles south of Sao Bernardino,
011 the Southern California railroad. It is
an incorporated city of sixty-live square
miles containing a population of 4,000,
with residences surrounded by orange and
ami fruit orchards enclosed by cypress
hedges. The homestead usually is in the
rear of a yard profusely decorated with
cultivated flowers. Magnolia avenue
twelve miles long Is a delight
ful drive through a thoroughly
cultivated section of the place. A num
ber of costly residences owned by promi
nent Califonilans grace this avenue, and
magnolia, eulcnlyptus and cypress trees af
ford an excellent shade for a delightful
drive.
Although but thirteen years old it is
known all oer the United States as the
best orange-producing section in the L'nited
States, If not in the world. This part of
the state is the only one that produces
oranges free from scale-bugs nist smut or
lests of any kind, ror this reason. Its
fruits always bring the highest prices, and
are always in demand. Its hotels are com
modious its business houses large and well
arranged, its schooIhouses and churches of
modern pattern and well attended, and its
newspaiers and banks among the most eu
tet prising-The surrounding scenery is unsur
passed and noted in one especial particular
directly north of that place is a mountain
pur of solid limestone rock, w hile the
main range is of an entirely different form
ation. The climate is very acceptable to
those living there, but to one accustomed
to Ohio climate at this season of the year
about noon the sun is scorching hot This
is a redeeming feature for raisin culture.
The orange and lemon trees are now cov
ered with green fruit vith an occasional
rie orange or lemon that was no gathered
in season.
This is the raisin and wine making sea
son. 1 he vineyards are so arranged that
tllerv(, WilgoIW . drawn, into which
the wine grape is thrown by
the basketful as they are gathered. The
most noted varieties of wine grapes are the
Mission, Malvoisee anil .Intainlel.
ltaisin making is a very simple piocess
At this season of the year the grapes are
onsriE
Mr. HAROLD FORSBERG
Iii his
I gathered and spread In thin layers along
j the roadways referred to. The mld.day sun
K causes the large white grape, varieties
oi which are iiir sale in uiosioi our easieni
" 1 "e5?.V "'ri' - '.."J '. c. '. e. "'" '!
untn they an- perfectly dried, when they
are olared in hoves rnadv for shinmpnt
For shipping and raisin puriioses the most
popular aim proniauie varieties are me.iius
cat of Alexandria, Flame Toouet and the
EmiK-ror. This year's grain) crop is a large
one.
CREEN ROOM COSSIP.
Lillian Lewis plays In Ixmisville this
week.
The Dalys open in Cincinnati this after
noon. The programme of the Grand is as neat
as ever.
New ton Beers is successful in "Lost In
Ixmdoti."
Hermann, the magician, has returned to
this country.
Evans & Hoey In "A Parlor Match" will
soon be here.
"Under the Gaslight" at the Grand to
morrow night
Dockstader's minstrels are not a great
success in New York.
Harold Forsberg's manager Is Watson
Teeganlen, of this city.
Harold Forsberg In "Ilobert Macaire"
Tuesday evening at Black's
Lillian Kussell is singing the tiUe role In
"iolanthe" In San Francisco.
Pat Hooney has made a great hit In his
new play, "Pat's Wardrobe."
ltobert Mantel! In "Tangled Lives" has
made a distinct hit in Boston.
The Violet Cameron o-era company
opens In New York next week.
Edwin F. Mayo will produce "Davy
Crockett" In Springfield on Oct 1.
1'atti and N Icollnl are said to tiave had a
serious quarrel over a game of billiards.
Wilson Barrett the English actor, has
given sl.ooo to the l liarleston sufferers.
A man has been discovered in Chicago
who has not seen "Uncle loin s Cabin.
Sarah Bernhardt is becoming bald from
wearing wigs. 1 hey rub her real hair otr,
James L. Carhart has been engaged for
tirst old men In Mine. ModjesKa s support
Mrs I). P. Bowers In the "Scapegoat"
has been drawing large houses in New lork
City.
Clara Morris is learning to play the man
dolin and says- the strings make her fingers
sore.
Muldoon, the wrestler, Is a member of
Dowuing's company. He plays the fighting
Gaul,
ltobert I. Downing in "The Gladiator'
will lie seen at the Grand on Saturday
night
M. B. Curtis's new play takes its hero
out of the diamond line and Into W all
street
Fred Bryton grows handsomer with every
o-trait he has taken. Better he could not
liecome.
The Melville sisters played in Chillicothe
last week to the largest business of the
season.
Buffalo Bill and Nate Saulsbury have
cleared 5150,000 on their season with Uie
Wild West
Melville, the bareback rider, is perform
ing in Warsaw, Russia, where lie has been
for six months.
Mary Anderson rives seven performances
in. Dublin, Ireland, for the benefit of the
Charleston sufferers.
Genevieve Ward, after an abverce of
several years In England and Australia,
will tour this country-
The Italians hae a new ballet It is
called "Iove," and Is described as being
very naughty but very nice.
Frank Giranl has been engaged by the
Kiralfys forrixln "Around the World and
Herzog in "The Black Crook."
Lawrence Barrett's four w eeks' engage
ment at the Star, New York, has been an
artistic but not a financial success
Throuch loss of her baggage, Marie
Wainwright had to do I'ortia in her street
dress at Milwaukee, Wis, one night re
cenUy. Fred Lotto, the comedian, has deserted
the profession and become a hotel keeper
In New lla eu. -And he Is a popular ISoni-
face, too.
Delmonlco made a good thing off the
Goodwin dinner. There wure some one
hundred and fifty eaters and the tickets
were 510 apiece.
I jiuis James and Maria Wainwright have
made a great success in St Louis where
they opened their starring tour last Monday
in "". irgmlus"
J. Clinton Hall, the comedian, is a mem
ber of the "Under the Gas Light" Co. Mr.
Hall will be remembered as a member of
the original "Strategists."
In "Robert Macaire" Harold Forsberg
has a part which fits him like a glove. His
performance of the part is universally
commended by the critics.
Mr. Barrett Is averred to have given Mr.
Booth a better company than the one en
gaged for his own support This is revers
ing the order of things indeed.
Booth has this season the best support he
has had for years Prominent in his com
pany are John T. Sullivan and John T.
Malone. both well-known here.
'At the request of all the local managers
with whom lie is booked to play this sea
son, Edwin liooth has consented to place
the price of Ills best seats st 52.50.
Edwin Booth is having a triumphal
march in Michigan. The houses on the
circuit are sold out from two to three days
in advance of his coming, and at increased
prices.
Henry Waid Beecher's lectures In Eng
land seem to be a regular
hippodrome. Each admission ticket
contains this - notice: "To meet
tire heavy expenses this ticket is
given on the tacit understanding that the
holder will contribute to the collection not
less than two shillings" What the English
w am to know Is w here do the heavy ex-
penses come in?
- SAMUEL
iisriGKEiT oisrursr,
THE POPULAR ARTIST,
unapproachable characterization
YOILA PARIS !
ambles in we bay uapiui 0I metrencn
and Observations on La Vie
Parisienne.
The Tomb of X-ipoleon Wmlllne With
French Where food Amerlrniltt t'o
When They Die French Tnllce
men Americans In I'aris
llonanza -tlnrkny'n Pal
ace The French
Ilepublie.
Paiiis, France (not Kentucky), Sept IS.
Dear ULoHi-rUriitLic:
I write this letter within ten feet of the
spot where the great Voltaire breathed his
last The hotel where I am at present stay
ing and making the life of the proprietor
miserable by trying to talk French to him,
is situated in the Uue de Beanue, next door
to the house in which Voltaire died. This
fact may account for any peculiarities w Inch
may be noticed In this letter. From the
door of the hotel a stone may be thrown Into
the Seine. The Quai Voltaire, a street run
ning along the Seine, named In !ion5r of
that great light of French literature, and
the Place Voltaire, ornamented with his
statue in bronze, are not far distant It will
thus be seen that visitors to this hotel,
which bears the modest name of Hotel
d'Eljsse (Elysian hotel) can conveniently
go out at any hour of the nlgl t and plunge
Into profound historical meditations the
weather and police permitting. Few inches
of stone wall divide my bed room in the ho
tel, from the one in which Voltaire died.
The ghost of Voltaire, If It still hovers
around the house where he died, has as vet
with true French potiteness abstained from
disturbing me. If. some of these fine
nights, 1 hear a sarcastic laugh, and see a
luminous face which resembles tin; bronze
one out in the street 1 shall mildly
grasp my TO-cent French dictionary anil try
to keep up my eud of the conversation to
suppitort the honor of Springfield, O., In
this village.
Some American humorist has said, "When
a good American dies he goes to Paris," and
the lion mot isnot only delightfully wltty.but
there is also much truth in it From the
size of the raptures over Paris which the
Americans I have met here give vent to, I
should Judge that Paris is pretty near their
Idea of Paradise at least I was surprised
to see so many references to America and
the Americans in Paris. One sees signs
pertaining to his native land everyw here
here. There are advertisements and signs
of American tailors, American bootmakers,
restaurants cafes, a newspaper which
makes a sjiecialty of American news
American bars, etc Even as I write Daly's
combination, an American theatrical com
pany from New York, is playing to crowd
ed houses here, after having won universal
praise in London.
I regret to say, however, that the name
of America Is brought most prominently be
fore the public at places of amusement and
hotels by the universal sign "American
Bar" or "American Drinks" placed above a
bar where geuulne American (?) drinks are
served up to Americans and foreigners, who
are rash enough to try the marvelous con
coctions whose invention is fathered on
the inventive genius of American bar tend
ers The names of the drinks are fearful
and wonderful, and if an American bar
tender was asked for some of tliem he
would be apt to squirt seltzer Into the face
of the applicant as a dangerous lunatic
Here are some of the list of "American
Drinks" which I saw adver
tised at an "American Bar"
in London: "Corpse Kejuvenator," "Lie
down and get up," "Panther Juice,"
"Whisky Coon," "Whisky Stiff," "Yankee
Toddy," "Liver Jerker," and others equally
senseless The price ot these was just
double those of the English d-inks. It is a
shrewd scheme to play upon the patriotism
of the Americans who It Is supposed, will
rush up to the American bar and treat every
body in sight as soon as they see it "By
Gosh," said one American at an Amer
ican bar in Paris the other night after he
called for a cocktail and got in return a
mixture, the composition of which would
stump an analytic chemist: "I'd like to
break every bottle over their ugly phizes for
misrepresenting America in that style,"
American drinks, as served here, are usually
a mild form of poison.
1 have found more Americans here than
In London, and they are all delighted with
Paris. Americans are very well treated
and very popular in Paris "Je suis Amer
Icain" (I am an American), addressed to a
Frenchu an will often entitle an American
to the mo.-,, respectful consideration.
There are no policemen in Paris except
the gendarmes. It looks somewhat pecu
liar to a stranger at first to see soldiers with
musket and bayonet on duty everywhere
about the city. They answer all questions,
make all arrests, and perform all the func
tions of the police, I attended the Grand
Opera last evening, and noticed several cav
alrymen stationed outside the opera house.
They sat like statues on their horses, with
drawn sabres during the entire jierforai
ance. The inference was that that they
were stationed there In order to be ready
to ride in the opera house at
full gallop, and sabre the tenor
WALDMAN,
of
if he sang flat I subsequently learned
that this was not the fact however. Imag
ine giving a performance of opera in the
opera house at Springfield w Ith Slntz's bat
tery' and the C. C. Guard stationed with
fixed baonets across the street and In front
of the opera house, to see that all went
well.
The
GHOST OF XArOI.KOX TIIE FIKST
still rules France. One sees references to
his greatness on every side. The great ideas
which he Introduced into France, and the
magnificent improvements which market)
his reign have made Paris the finest city In
the world. One can read a complete his
tory of Napoleon in bronze and marble and
architecture and painting in Parts The
very streets bear the names of Ids victories.
and the names of the bridges Austerlitz.
Arcole, Jena and others will not let the
rising generation of Frenchmen forget the
glories of the Napoleonic wars 1 was
riding down the Seine the other day in one
of the comfortable little steamboats which
ply up and down th river. The boat
shot into the shadow of a
massive stone bridge. 1 looked
up at the bridge and there, sculptured in the
stone of the keystones of the arch, was the
simple letter "N," bearing above It an Im
perial crown. The bridge was oueof the
splendid improvements accomplished during
the reign of Napoleon. Wherever possible
all royal arms and memorials of the kings
and emperors of France have been erased
and the motto of the French republic, "Lib
erie EgaliteFraternite,"ub3tItuted. Some-
times the erasing has been so Imperfectly
done that the Imperial arms show through,
and then one is tempted to moralize on the in
stability of human government The motto
of the republic Is not cut in the stone of the
various buildings, bi-t is. In most places
;,anted on in black letters Long may the
French republic continue, is the hope of
every A merlcan.
I visited the tomb of Napoleon the other
day. Every young man passes through a
period of hero worship 'of Napoleon during
his life, and the result Is that on days when
the tomb Is opened to the public,
the Invalides under whose gild
ed dome Naioleon lies. Is crowded.
The tomb is arranged with theatrical effect
Theatrical in life. Napoleon was theatrical
In death as well. 1 he tomb consists of a.
noble sarcophagus of granite, surrounded
by marble figures representing the victories
of Napoleon. The windows ot the lofty
dome, through which the light falls on the
tomb, are covered with some kind of blue
stuff, through which the light Is tinctured
with an ethereal, pearly blue tint as It falls
two hundred feet on the tomb. The effect
Is theatrical In the highest degree, and
everyone Involuntarily speaks In a faint
whisper and treads on tiptoe as soon as he
enters Just back of the tomb Is a lofty
crucifix aud altar. The windows far above
this altar In the dome are covered with
golden silk, and the sunshine falls through
it In mellow Hoods of gold on the altar be
neath. The contrast of the two colors of
light is inexpressibly beautiful. Entering
the hall of the tomb, you have the cold blue
light falling on the tomb in the foreground,
and the floods of golden sunshine
falling on the crucifix In the background.
I have seen Frenchmen weeping over
this tomb. Surrounding it are the battle
flags of the Napoleonic wars Here at last
lies the modern Caesar, his proud spirit
hushed in death and the untiring brain at
rest at last Here lie the ashes of the man
whose name yet sways the French people
with a potent spell. Here lies the man
in whose wars blood enough was split to fill
that lofty hall of. the Invalides to the very
top; and to roll its crimson wavus high over
that proud tomb as far as the gilded dome
itself. Ah well! perhaps conquerors are a
necessity. Napoleon taught the French to
be glorious They are working out the
copies he set for them. These conquerors
are the volcanoes of humanity. There had
to be an upheaving before the dry land and
smiling fields and valle-rs could appear.
At Versailles there is a vast palace, once
the home of the royalty ot France. It is
now used as an exposition of the
military glory of France, Its
walls are covered with acres of
superb pictures of the battles of French his
tory. Here one may trace the history of
Napoleon from his first success as a bo Ish
officer, to his coronation. Every one of his
battles is here, except Waterloo! You
must go to England to find any traces of
the fact that any such battle was ever
fought
1 saw the palace of Bonanza Mackay, our
American Silver King, the other day. It
faces the Arch of Triumph, and Is a veiy
fine residence of stone.
French is said to be an easy
language. I myself have stud
ied "French without a master" thoroughly,
and can read the language with s me flu
ency. But this is very far from under
standing it when spoken. When laboring
under the least excitement a Frenchman
speaks like a display of fireworks Every
sentence is like a pack of fire crackers ex
ploding under a flower pot and it is a treat
to watch English-speaking people trying to
curl their tongues around the nasal
French words The most amusing mis
takes occur. I was walking In the flower
market the other day with a young Eng-
lishmau. An old woman was bothering
MANAGER.
bim half to death to make him buy some
flowers. She caught hold of his coat and
tried to pin a txxiuet on. He told her sev
eral limes In the choicest English, that he
did not want any flon-crx. As she still er
sLsted, he summoned all his French to his
command, to tell her that she was "no
lady." He said. "Vous etes pas femrne."
As the literal translation of these literary
gems is, "You are not a woman," It was
small wonder that it was received with the
greatest wonder and resentment by the old
woman. IUtnemr Bicai.n.
SECRET SOCIETY NOTES.
Open Secret of the Odtti-Bouml ISrother
hooil 31 alters of Interent Announce
ment and Suggestion fnrthe Good of the
Order.
OltPF.R liF.D CUOSS.
Bro. Frank Sellers is Improving.
Bro. Boy Hartsock is off the sick list
Bro. C. 1L Strong has returned from the
northwest.
Sergeant II. F. Marktts has not been seen
lately. Another girl to provide for.
Bro. Ferris, who had his right hand bad
ly mangled in a machine at Hendley t Al
exander's planing mill, reports his condi
tion talr.
Bro. Georce Wolf, who has been confined
to bis bed for some time with malarial
fever. Is able to be about again, and will re
turn to work at the tricicle shops soon.
There is a project on foot to hold a social
at the residence of some brother on Tues
day evening, October 4th. A committee of
three are working up the scheme and will
report at the next meeting, when a list of
donations will be recehed and final prepa-
rations made.
The meeting of Olive Branch commande
ry last Friday night was one of pleasure to
those who attended. Little business was
on hand, however, and the evening was.
spent principally under the head of "Good
of the Order." One application for social
membership was presented, and two broth
ers made application for beneficiary certifi
cates I. o. o. r.
Springfield Ixxlge, No. 33, elected
candidate and received one petition
one
last Thursday evening.
Next Thursday evening the Team of
Springfield Lodge will confer the Initiatory
and first degrees Members of sister lodges
invited. Fidelia Lodge, No. 12, D. of It meets.
Tuesday evening. September 2Sth. The
degree staff will confer the degree upon,
several candidates VLsitors from Vienna
are expected.
There will be a special meeting, Monday
evening at 7:30, ot Mad Kiver Encamp
ment No. 10. I. O. O. F.. to confer the de
grees. By order of the Grand Patriarch.
O. W. Won-ks, Scribe.
IMP. O. R. M.
All members of Ijigonda Tribe. No. 61..
are requested to be present at the regular
council fire, Monday evening, September
27th. Especially members of the l'rotective
Department.
Business of importance.
John Chuistophki:. C. of lt.
F. B. Maxxixo, Sachem.
r.NITKK OIUIK1C of 110x01:.
Bro. J. L. Griflis is back again at his posr,
after one night's absence.
We are glad to see Bro. Oldham back lit
the chair again. Things go on as of yore.
Bro. J. J. Allison has so far recoverel as
to go to work again, after a siege of about
six weeks
Let every brother come out Monday night,
as there are two initiations and several ap
plications and it is necessary that every one
that can, come and lend a helping hand.
The few that do come np every lodge night
rain or shine, are getting tired of doing all
the work. Come out It will do you gt od.
and It will give us an opportunity to get ac
quainted with each other. The Iodge-rtoni
is a good place to be. Kepoktkk.
LOCAL NOTICES.
Mlraculou Keape.
W. W. Keed, of Winchester. Ind., writes:
"One of my customers Mrs Louisa Pike,
Barton ia, Bandolph Co.. Ind., was a long
sufferer with Consumption, and was given
up to die by her physicians She heard of
Dr. King's New Discovery for Consump
tion, and began buy Ing it of me. In six
months' time she walked to this city, a dis
tance of six miles, aud Is now so much im
proved she has quis using iC She feels sho
owes her life to it" Trial bottles free at
Ludlow's drugstore.
saved III Lire.
D. I. Wilcoxson. of Horse Cave, Ky..
says he was, for many years badly afflicted
with Phthisic, also Diobetes; the rains were
almost unendurable and would sometimes
almost throw him inf convulsions. He
tried Electric Bitters and golxellef from
first bottle and after taking six bottles was
entirely cured, and had gained in flesh
eighteen pounds Says he positively be
lieves he would have died, had it not been
for the relief afforded by Electric Bitters.
Sold at fifty cents a bottie by Ludlow & Co.
Hncklln'Aruica Suitre.
The Best Salvk In the world for Cuts,
Bruises Son's Ulcers Salt Kheum. Fever
Sores Tetter, Chapped Hands Chilblains-
Corns, and ail skin eruptions, and posltixelr
cures Piles or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money
refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For
sale by Charles Ludlow A Co.
T Jmt ! Miuh ,nm,A m,v !w eVsl t
the EdwanlsvUIe sale by buying a lot
there.
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