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Arkansas ladies' journal. (Little Rock, Ark.) 1884-1886, December 13, 1884, Image 12

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LOCAL NEWS.
The new and pretty care are now run
ning upon the Chester and Third street
line. The cars are extremely comfortable
and nice, and doubtless they will be well
patronized.
A three year old boy of a Pittsfield
clergyman, watching his mother making
biscuit one Sunday for tea, asked her if it
was not wicked to work on Sunday. Os
course she said it was, and the logical little
chap continued, “’Oo’ll catch it when ’oo
get to Heaven.”
We call attention to the card of Mrs. J.
L. Palmer upon our advertising pages.
This lady, practical, clever and capable as
a business manager, has arranged with
merchants for wholesale prices, and can we
would suppose, purchase for parties at
more reasonable terms than they can make
for themselves.
The Christ’s Church festival for little
people, depicting their favorite heros, and
their stories, through the lens of a magic
lantern, proved a success. The lantern is
destined for the Sunday school as its own
particular property.
Cassinelli wishes to let the ladies of
the city know that he has the finest fish
and oysters that can be found in the town.
He furnishes all brands of oysters from the
plump saddle-rock down to grades that are
not so fine, yet that are also excellent.
Housekeepers may be sure that they will
find good fish a Cassinelli’s at reasonable
prices.
Burglars are coming to the front again,
• and ye tramp steps softly after. One of
these individuals, lightly viewing the land
scape o’er, forgot his bundle, leaving it
quite near the threshold of justice—at
Judge Caldwell’s gate the little pack was
found which contained cloths saturated
with coal oil—a miss is as good as a mile,
—and we congratulate the Judge that no
fire came near the vagrant pack.
The engine of the Arkansas Valley route
last Monday proudly puffed its pioneer way
across the bridge just finished in the east
ern part of the city. A proud day it was
also for all interested in the completion of
rapid transit along that line northward to
Ft. Smith. Mrs. Grimes, wife of the con
tractor of that name, had the honor of
holding the hammer and striking the deci
sive blow to the golden spike connecting
the links that rivet now the entire railway
line to Fort Smith and Kansas.
The alarm of fire Wednesday night prov
ed to be a very unsubstantial blaze indeed,
nothing more than the inflamable belong
ings of a chemist’s retort, ether blazed
fiercely for a few moments, then broke into
bits of floating flame and Dr. Ables, who
created the alarm, extinguished his own
fire.
While Mr. Talmage was addressing his
audience last Tuesday night, treading the
platform with the ease and grace that
characterizes him, and uttering the keen,
polished sentences w 6 love to hear. While
he was telling, with terse language, the
insignificance of Ingersoll in setting aside
the holy and sacred things we cherish in
this world, while the audience, with intense
interest, listened to each word distinct and
clearly uttered by the distinguished lec
turer, a voice from the gallery mnmbled
out:j “In-ger-soll s-a-y-s—” There was a
simultaneous movement of the audience;
all eyes sought the locality from whence
the voice had come. In the gallery a
spare old body in a gray coat had partly
arisen, the glances of the spectators rested
upon him as the cause of the interruption.
This man was bowing, his chin upon which
was a little gray gotee, was moving up and
down as his lips attempted to put forth the
words concerning “In-ger-soll.” The man
was very red in the face, and apparently
very weak in the extremities, for as he half
arose, he lost his balance, or missed his
footing and ingloriously tipped backward.
The audience, seeing a spare, purturbed
face, and a little gray gotee, with a pair of
uncontrolled pedal extremities, flying up
ward, as the man in gray became a dissolv
ing view. While anxious glances sought
his locality, he again arose in sight, but
this time he was swiftly moving along,
over the seats, a strong hand at his collar
steadying his movements as he arose and
fell in disappearing, while down to the
spectators below came the audiable utterance
“In-ger-soll s-a-y-s-a-a-a.” “Handle him
lightly,” Mr. Talmage looks up, saying in
parenthasis, “He is full of Ingersollism
and whiskey.”
And the gray man, with the gray gotee
never came back “no” more.
“In regard to the friendship which
Dickens vouchsafed me,” writes Edmund
Yates, “I have been frequently asked,
Did he come up to the expectations you
had formed of him? was Dickens, the
man, as lovable as Dickens, the author?’
and I have always replied, ‘Yes, wholly.’
All the kindness of heart, geniality, gen
erosity, appreciation of whatever could be
appreciated in others, manly independence,
hatred of humbug, all the leading qualities
of his books, were component parts of his
nature.”
J, F. Wilson & Bro.,
Conjmissioij hfercljants
AND DEALERS IN
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES
All kinds of Produce Bought and Sold
No, I2j, Cor. Fifth & Louisiana Sts., Little Lock
Mr. T. H. Quinn wishes to make through
the Ladies’ Journal an especial offer to
the ladies of this and other states. He
will make a phaeton, road wagon or park
carriage from any style, drawing or picture
the lady may send or select, at his store
3rd door from corner of Cumberland on
Markham street. The work and finish of
the vehicle will be of the best and most
thorough character, equal to that of any
carriage manufacturer in the country.
These vehicles when ordered and finished,
may be payed for in monthly payments.
A stylish and convenient phaeton with
canopy top, dress protecter and lamps will
be manufactured and in complete order
for one hundred and twenty-five dollars, or
if the payments be monthly, for ten dol
lars per month until the entire amount be
paid. Orders for these vehicles will re
ceive prompt attention if sent to T. H.
Quinn, Markham street, Little Rock, Ark.
An epidemic lately broke out in the
Navajo tribe of New Mexican Indians, and
a medicine dance of unusual ceremony was
deemed necessary. There were six per
formers in fantastic costumes. Each bore
a stone-headed arrow of great size, to the
stem of which was attached a tuft of feath
ers, in order to conceal the mechanism by
which the implement was telescopically
shortened. The feature of the ceremony
was a trick by which the dancers seemed to
thrust the arrows down their throats.
Another very fine specimem of a Roman
pavement has been unearthed at Bridewell
Lane, Bath, England, in the course of some
excavating work. The pattern is composed
of octagons two feet seven inches each way
the intermediate spaces being filled in with
squares. In the centre of each octagon is
a double quatrefoil with a circle in the
centre, and at each end are pointed leaves.
The tesserae are small, from half to three
quarters of an inch square, and the colors
used are red, white, blue and black. 0”
one side of the pavement is a broad margin
made of Roman tiles, about six inches by
one and a half inches each, laid herring
bone fashion. So much of the origin*
work as can be recovered is to be careiu y
removed and kept in a safe place i° r
future examination and inspection.

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