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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - February 14, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XI^I. TVo. 7.OIIVCII^TVJLTT, THURSDj^Y, FEB»Ujl.irY 14, 1884, $1 Per Year. Pi’inoipia. Do flrst iDiwt iervc wlio would command U|N>n tlM glorious field of life; TItev use by Uiii of brain and hnnd Who are the heroes in Uie strife. True merit shineth out like tmth (Who hohleth both Is double sitod); To munliueM they lead the youth And aceper reyerenoe of God. The golden lesson to be learned lly luankiml eie it Is too Inte Is—if success at last l>e carne<i— To brarcly work and nobly wait. I connt the choloest wealth not wld, Kor ba|i|)incas fame’s lofty height; Ko blesdiig can exceed, I hold, . Ttie consciousness of doing right. Nor cnn lie ho])c his rac^ to load    • Who doth not niaxtery of Mdf maintain; So this sliall win a heaTCiilier meed Than other vici'rics he may gain. Ohj harken, and forget it not. No grtiuiler truth's inscrilied en high: Ik*, tblne a proud or humble lot. Thou must work out thy üosÜnT.-[». 8. NEWS AKI> NOTES. Eunic Batea, of Clinton, Me., twelTeyear* old, weighs 187 pounds. IIundredH of men, out of work and monoj, are liegging from door to door In Portland, Oregon. Senator Edmunds, as Prealdent of the Senate, has onlered a bouquet of flowers to be placed on his deak every morning. Crows first appeared in Kussia after the French retreat from Jloscow, and the people still liutc them and call them Napoleon’s scavengers. A Worcester, Mass., flddlcr named Riedl took his old instrument to lie repaired, when tlic repairer found It to be an Amatis of 1C70, worth $0,000. The Alabama Democratic State Committee is called to meet in Montgomery on Thursday, 14th inst., to lix the time for bolding the State Cf^veiition. The Right Hon. Joseph Warner Ilenloy, aged ninety, is the oldest member of Queen Victoria’s Privy Council and Prince Iico-pold, Duke of Albany, thirty years of age, Is the youngest. The New Orleans Picayune says that that city is now infested to an unprecedented degree with thieves, burglars and tramps, and that tlic record of crimes Is growing astonishingly large. The oldest editor of Pemisylvania, and possibly the oldest printer in the United Etatps, is W. P. Elliott, of l>*wistmvn, who was iMirn on January 12, 17!i.‘l, and founded The Lewistow u Gazette in 1811. Signor Cirio, in trying to induce Italian farmers to raise potatoes, will first have to influence Italians to like the American tuber. In Northern and Central Italy the staple food is porridge, made of ooru meal. Mr. Oscar W’ilde has been lecturing in the North of Ireland on doors, wall papers, coal scuttles and mantelpieces, and the I»copIe thought tliat he must have been traveling in the interests of some large furniture w arehouse. Report .docs not tell w hether he w ore dodo stockings. “Yankee Doodle” was written in derision of the appearance ot the Continental troops who joined liniddoeW to !x;at the French in 1753. Dr. Richard Shueking wrote it as a Iiarody on a song sung in England as acar-catiirp ot CromweH. But it failed in its pur|KiSc, as a nation of whistling boys can testify. But two of the twenty Vice Presidents of the UiiiU*<l States continued in that offlce for two full terms—that Is, for the period of eiglit years^ The two were Jolin Adams and ‘Daniel D. Tlionipkiiis. Only two others, George Clinton and John C. Calhoun, weie honored with a second election to the Vice Presidency. Mr. R. II. Park, the sculptor, has been conunissionetl to make a heroic-sized bronze statue of W asliiiigtoii, costing about $12,- 000. It will be eompleU'd uimI unveiled on July 4, 188Ó, and formally presented to the city of Alilwaiikee by a geiitlemun and his wile, residents of that city, whose identity has not been revealed, and will not, it is said, lie revealed until the day the statue is dedicated. •A GRAMMATICAL PRUDE. BY JULIA K. MAGRUDER. Mr. and Mrs. George Russell were a pair ot matrimonial debutants who were making their first essay at housekeeping in a pleasant little cottage near the seashore which they had taken for the summer, and wherein tlicy had bestowed the various tasteful and ingenious articles of furniture and hric-a-brac of which their wedding presents had chiefly consisted. After a great deal of amateur carpentering and papering and painting the establishmcut had been pronounced complete, and a very happy month of undisturbed tcte-a-tcto had followed, at the end of which time each had remembered certain dear friends whom they had asked to visit them. No sooner had these friends been served with reminders of their promises than they promptly made their api>ear-ancc. There was but one delinquent, Mrs. Russell's bosom friend, Eugenia Gray, and she was to follow very soon. Those already in residence at Lotus lAidge (transiently so cliristenetl by the romantic little bride) were Miss Carrie Temple, another bosom friend of Mrs. RnsscH’s; Mr. Frank Turner and Mr. HofTman Martin, the two gentlemen being great friends of the host’s. These five young people were all well-educated and cnliglit-ened members of society, each having a reputation for culture in his or her little circle, which was quite as w’cll deserved as such reputations usually are. though none of them could have laid claim to absolute erudition, except, perhaps, Mr. Martin, who was professor in a great college and looked upon as a rising man. In their several ways they were all fired by the desire for self-improtcmcnt, and had come otr for their holidays acconipa-nied iiy vast numhers of books and manust ripts and scientific instruments and artists’ materials. So far, however, although Mrs. Russel’s guests had been with her a week, nono of these articles had been called into requisition, and the days had passed in a dolce far nicnte. “Eugenia will he here to-morrow,” said Mrs. Russell to her husband, one pleasant evening, looking up from a letter she was reading; “and then, and not till then, our party will he coipplctc.” “Yon think so?” said Mr. Russell, hesitatiuglv, taking his pipe from his mouth aiul looking fixetlly into the bowl to avoid meeting his wife’s eyes. “Wuy, I thought you were very fond of Eugenia '?” the latter said. “So 1 am, my dear. I admire her immensely; but could we possibly he getting on more comfortably and prosperously than we ai*c ? Here are Frank Turner and Carrie Temple, who’ve been shilly-shallying all these months, coming to terms most beauti- Tlie Dost for Butter. There is but one best color for butter, and that that is Welts, Ricbiirdson A Co.’s Im-provetl Butter Color, no oaiiditl Investigator doiilits. It is the best butter color in the world; Is free from sediment or Impurity, alwiits reiidy tor instant use,and it imparts to liutter tluit richdiiii(!e!i(>n yellow, without II tiiiveof red, w hieh is the acme of dc-sirubillty 111 any butter color. AVIiy Ho Disllkra Women Ropurtcni. lllisiiiarck Trtbunc.J Secretary Freliiighiiyscn says bo doesn’t like women reitorlui’s. When they get about him in a group and chuck him under the chill with tlieir fair lingers, and call him dear, dellglitliil, dainty old ofDcial darling, and thou strike him for thonews they want, be alwaya givca matters away that sliuuld for the jireseiit be kept from the piililic. — ■ i    ^ m n !■ —■ A Good InvoNiincnt. One of our prominent business men said to us tbco|b(*r day: “In (lie spring my wM'e f'otallnm down and could not cat nny-bliig: ]nisHÍng your store I saw a pile of lliMsl's Sarsaparllla In tbc window, and I got a boUle. Atter sbc bad taken it a wuc*k sbe bad a rouKliig appetite,and did herovery-lliing. She took tbreo bottles, and it was the best Ibree ilollaii I exer Invested.” C. 1. lluoil Co., Ixiwell, Mass. A man in Concord, N. II., advertised for a boy to learn tbc- slioo business and re-celv;.=tl twenty-seven aiisxvers, tlio ago* ot tbo applicnaG rtiii;(lii: from lliirU*!*!! years tosixty.two. lid says he believes in ad-vcrtisllijr, I ut be wishes soine of the Now llumpsbirc boys xvere not so old. A sound mind goes very seldom without a sound digestion, siid nothing rontrilnites toward it more than tlie use of Angoattira Bitters, tho xvorld-reiiowned aiipetizer and invigorator, niaiiulacturod only by Dr. J. U B. t A Eons. fully under tho spcll of this Judicious juxtaposition, aided by a shining example of marital felicity. And as for Mailin, why, you sec, he’s an odd sort of fellow, aiid* somewhat haixl to suit, and vet how evident it is that he’s suitcti down to the ground with things as they are noxv! I almost dread a change, and fear Eugenia may bo a mistake.” “Eugenia a mistake! George, I wonder at yon! And besides, you know how anxious I’ve always been to bring Mr. Martin and Eugenia together!’’ “True,” said her hushand, smiling, “I’ve long seen that Martin ought to marry, lie thinks too mneh of himself, and matrimony is good for that sort of thing.” “You don’t mean to say that I ever made you think less of yourself! Why, hoxv could I when you are so much better and clcvci-er than I am? Indeed, Gcorge’J I’m afraid you don’t do your duty by me. I am always asking you to correct my faults, and you won’t.” “Why should I?” asked her husband, shrewdly. “Wo do capitally as we are, and there are not many natures tliat can stand being told of their faults, even if, by possibility, they should chance to have one or two.” “Oh, but George, I would never mind—esiMicially from vou. Do try me and see how xvell I’ll take it.” At this Mint tho oonvcroatioii was intenuptoo by tho entrance of a iicat little parlor maid who canio to an-nouMeetea. It hapjiened that during this meal, Mr. Martin stated that lie must go to the city tlic next day and would bo rein niliig on tho evening train —tho very one that was to bring Miss Gray. So it was arranged that ho shuiild intriHliicc himself and ad as her escort, a plan which was accordingly executed, ami xvith such success that, by tho time they reached their destination, aflcr a pleasant drivo together in the summer gloaming, they had come almost to feel that that they were old friends. “It works beniillfully,” saiil Mrs. nussell to her hushand as they sat that evening on tho moon lighted porch, observing tho imir who were now tho special object of their thoughts. Miss tiray, all in white, was strelclicd at case in a hammock, and Mr. Martin sat near by in a garden chair and gently manipulated the hammuck siring. At a littlo distance tho forms of Mr. Turner and Miss Templo could be scon strulliiig about tho garden paths, and Mrs. Russell observing all this, felt within her a supreme content At breakfast, next morning, when the delicious country cream and butter and fruit had received their full share of atteution, and every one was in his or her best humor, the little hostess solemnly proposed that they should, that morning, begin tlicir schemes of self-improvement, by entering into a resolute agi'ocmcut to tell each other of mistakes, in grammar and pronunciation, whenever any member of tho paity should detect such on the pari of any other member. Her proposition was warmly indorsed by all present, with one exception. Miss Gray was silent. “Why don’t you speak, Eugenia ?” said Mrs. Russell, observing this. “Sui*ely you wouldn’t mind being told if you should make a mistake— which isn’t likely!” “I hope not, certainly,” replied Miss Gray; “but, do yon know, Minnie, I hardly think this a happy thought ot youri! I’ve seen it tried before, and the result was not pleasant It has been my experience that people will sooner forgive you for finding them guilty of a serious moral transgression than for proving them at fault in grammar or pronunciation. I have scarcely known any one who could take that sort of thing well, and it is hardly to be expected that six shining exceptions to the general rule can have been brought together under one roof.” “Let us prove it,” said Minnie, looking eagerly around the table. “Why, it would be a contemptible weakness to be oficnded by such a thing as that. Don't yon all agree with me in thinking we could stand the test ?” “Certainly,” replied Mr. Martin. “And besides, it, is not to be expected that our delinquencies will be very great.” “Speak for yourself, Mr. Martiti,” said Miss Gray. “It is rather a dangerous thing to put that sort of accuracy to the proof. But what do the others say ?” A hearty concuri’cncc in Mrs. Russell’s plan being expressed by all, the resolution was accordingly passed. “Of course, no one is going to catch you, Eugenia,” said her friend. “Yon were a swell at this kind of thing at school, and you’ve been developing it ever since. Neither can wo hope to catch Mr. Martin nodding. Ilis ex-onisitc pronunciation has been the delight and despair of ray life, ever since I’ve known him. Where the most of us say dou’tchu, for example, he says don’t you, pure and simple— or wbora we say somcthiiig near akin to didgc you, with him it is a distinct did and a distinct you. And when he has occasion to mention his own name, it is a clear-cut Mar-tin, and not Mart’n, as our slovenly habit is. So also with Latin, satlii, etc. We can expect no triumph in that quarter.” “Purists arc not impregnable,” said Eugenia, smiling. “I have known them to slip.” “Undoubtedly; but I don’t consider myself a purist,” said Mr. Martin, with direct mendacity. “You will have your chance at me. Miss Gray, I don’t doubt. You shall see how meekly I will bear my reproof.” “Yes,” said Eugenia, smiling dtv murcly; “we shall see.” . “For my part, I am delighted,” said Mrs. Russell. “Yon have given us just the impetus we iiecdetl, Eugenia. I meant to have begun this thing Ion" ago.” “Meant to begin, my dear,’’said her liusbaud. “Thei-o is number one in the list of corrections. Sure you don’t mind ?” “Of course not,” said Mrs. Russell, with a gay gootl humor that was jier-haps a trille overdone, “if it is \m'-fcctly certain that you arc right.” A short discussion of the point ensued, which resulted, of course, in Mrs. Russell’s conviction. “Poor little Min 1” said Mr. Russell; “I’m afraid she’s likely to have a hard time of it, not being up in those kind of things.” “These kind, Mr. Russell ?”said Eugenia. “Number two!” Any one who had been looking would have observed a littlo glcarn of triumph in Mrs. Russell’s eyes at this. “These kind of things? Ccrlalnlv,” said Mr. Russell. “Why not?” “lieeause kind is singular,” said Miss Gray. “You can no more use these kit’id than you can say these apple.” “Of courae,” said Minnie, eagerly seizing Uie idea; “or these table, or these chair or these spoon.” “Why, Minnie, have you turned against me, too?” said her hushand. “Certainly. Didn’t you turn against me. I’d like to know ?” “Dear me!” said Carrie Temple, “I liogin to shake in my slippers. 1 wldi I had i>lead guilty at first ami kept out of it.” “PUiaded, if yon please, Carrie,”said Miss Gray. “Plcati is a regular verb.” “Goodness!’’ said Miss Temjile. “I’ll stop talking altogether.” “I don’t know but what I’ll follow your example—” Mr. Turner wu^* beginning, when ho was promptly [lounccd on by tho others. “lint what, my dear fellow! !"•* jiossiblel” said Mr. Mariln. “I am ratiior surprlstul to see that our mistakes are moi-o of grammar than i>ro-nuncintion.” “Pro-nnn-s!tc-a-shun, if you ph a-e, Mr. Martin,” said Miss Gray; “yonr utterance of the word is very dCiim t and rcliucd, in vU'cct, but. úufmtuu- ately, not correct, according to the dictionaries.”* “Thank you very much for telling me,” said Mr. Martin in, his suavcst tone. There was something portentous in this extreme civility, as Eugenia shrewdly suspected, and she fancied that, in his heart, he disbelieved her. So he pro{)08cd an adjournment to the sitting room and an appeal to the dictionary. When the party entered Utis pretty lirtle room, which was Mrs. Russell’s most succes'sfnl effort in the wav of fiirnishing and decoration, probably more than one of them felt that this thing had gone far enough. It would not do to say so, however, so they all waitctl respectfully while tlic'dictionary was consulted and Miss Gray vindicated. This done, Mrs. Russell, perhaps with somé idea of leading the conversatiou into otlier channels, said suddenly: “Eugenia, did I tell you that we put the dado around this room ourselves?” “Veiy creditable to you, I’m sure, my dear,” said Miss Gray, smiling. “We’ll call that word dh-dó, however, if it’s all tho same to you—a as in far.” Mrs. Russell, in spite of herself, was perceptibly discomfited. Her husband, who had been watching her closely, perceived this, and realizing, jMjrha'ps, that his little wife was not a tower of strength with regard to language, he said: “What does it all matter? These minute technicalities of si>cech arc not very important It should he sufficient if one tells the truth! For my part I have very little sj'mpnthy with this apoTucosis of culture.’’ “ApotliEosis,” coiTcetcd Miss Gray, laugliingly. “Of course,” said Mr. Martin. “Wliv, Russell, where’s your Greek gone to ?” Minnie flashed upon him a venomous little glance. Mr. Tnnier, meantime, had strollctf off to the window. He now rctui nod, cigar-case in hand, saying: “It’s far too lovely a day to be spent in dry discussions. Some one come out on the lawn with me while I smoke iny cigar. Will you, Miss Carrie? You must need change of scene after your hai'ASsing exiicricnccs.” “HARrassing,” corrected Carrie. “Why, I know better than that.” It was evident to the close observers present ihat Mr. Turner was not pleased. He had, in truth, a somewhat masterful nature, and he had finally decided to ask Miss Temph) to marry him because he considered ne:* pliant and dependent. That she should know better than he did, in any issue whatsoever, was not agreeable to him. So now he merely bowed, without speaking, and went off to smoke his cigar alone. “IIoxv dangerous these black-eyed men always look, when they arc cross,” said Miss Temple, making an effort to seem unconcerned, “Mr. Turner might have passed for a stage bVigANii, just then.” “BRioand, dear, if you don’t mind,” said Miss (rray, “that woni is accented uj)Ou the first syllable. But really, it seems too bad to be so captious. Tx;t US try to think of somethings else. What has become of the expedition to the fishing-village ? I’ve always imagined a place of that sort would be ao picturasque.” “If you saw one you would bo disappointed,” said Mr. Russell, “there’s a gi*eat Discrepancy between tho real ami the ideal. “I dare say you are right,” said Miss Gray, “but I and the lexicographers call that xvord diScRKPancv. I can not resist the temptation you see! However, as to the fishcnncMi, I can not help thinking I should be interested in seeing them at work, and in tlicir oxvn lioines.” “Homes!” said Mr. Martin. “Don’t desecrate that xvord by applying it to their wratclied hovels. 1 assure you the sqrALorin which they live is indescribable.” “That xvord is pronoiinced SQUAvlor, I beg to state,” said Miss (iray; “what hasliecome of your Latin. Mr. Martin ?” This xvas too much for Minnie’s equanimity. She burst into a little laugh and made a motion to clap iier Iiamls togethe*, but remembered herself in time. Mr. Martin, for his pait, said “Thank you,” as imlitely us before, oven more so i>erhapg, but it xvas more than evcrni»paient that he did noten* joy being found in tho xvrong. lie xveut oft’ to smoke jiraseinly, aceom-panied by his host, and x\ hen the three ladles xvcra thus loft alone, Kn-srenla (iray turned to Mrs. Russell and said: “Now, honor bright, Minnie, don’t you think xve’vo liad enough of it? I haven’t l>eon cauglit so far. hut I feel ihe discordance of tho situation as much us any of you. Mr. Russell xloos not like It at all, and I'll venture to 8UV there has been more hard feeling bctxvccu you and him in the past hour thiin in the fifty that jireccded it Mr. Martin, of xvhom I hail almost made a real I’rh'nd, Is noxv ready to miirdor me, and Mr. 'I’nmer has been looking thunder holG at (!arrie, and (’arrio herself feels rather retamlful and soro. Don’t you -eo it xvas all a mislake ?” “No.” said Miiinio stoutly, “I am not xvilling to l>elicvc we are sm h a petty set. I don’t mind a bit, onlv I did get a littlo provoked with Mr. Martin and xvas so glad you paid him baek. Tho idea of him asking George what had becomo of his Greek I” Miss Gray looked across quickly at Miss Temple, and put her finger on her lip, a warning which she was not perfectly sure the other understoo<l. “As for Mr. Turner,” said Miss Temple, “I think he has behaved absurdly. If this is his disposition I am gla<i to know it He needn’t sup-I>osti he can bix)w-lK‘at me like that I wish I could catch him in another mistake. Wouldn’t I pounce?” When the gcntlemeu presently came in, there xvere still visible certain evidences of uncomfortablencss, but a disposition to let by-gones be by-gones was manifested and Mr. Turner approached quite affably. “I have been making ENquirios—” he began. “Enquiries,” put in Miss Temple, promptly. Mr. Turner said nothing. He did not even look at Miss Temple, but those at whom he did look found that gaze the reverse of pleasant. “Poor CAvrie! She’s done for herself now, commented Mrs. Russell inwardly, in great distress of mind. Miss Temple, however, if she felt herself under Mr. Turner’s ban, carried it off with spirit. “We are both in disgrace,” she whispered to Eugenia, with a little laugh. “Mr. Martin is really quite as angry as Mr. Turner, but it is a more controlled kind of anger.” “It is really most preposterous,” said Eugcniii,“I wish he d make another mistake.” “Wc have all had our lessons in the evil habit of carclcs.s speech,” Mr. Martin said presently, “xvith the exception of Miss Gray. She, it seems, is impregnable.” “I don’t venture to hope that,” said Eugenia, concealing her sudden elation; “but xvhilc I tliink of it, let me say that the xvord you hax c just ns«*d is pronounced by authority as xvcll as custom e’vl xvith the i elided. I don’t knoxv xvhy it should be. E-vij has a correcter sound—but so it is. So also xvit h devil—saving the company's presence—I’ve heard you treat that xx'ord in the same iniiietilioiis iminner, hilt the dictionaries gix’e dev’l.” “Really, Miss Gray,” put in Mr. Russell, “‘I don’t kiioxv as ex'cr 1 knoxvcHl a gal as knoxvs a*» much us vou knoxvs.’ Any imstakes in that sentence ? If so, don’t put them doxvn to me. It’s a quotation. AVc must present you to our friends as the ‘Great North American Corrector.’ You should have a pLAcani to that effect, hung around your neck.” “PlacARD, Mr. Russell, please. No objection to the scheme, but in my just-racntionexl character I must cx-ceid. to the pronunciation.” “W hy don’t you hire a hall and give a lecture, MIe" Gray'?” said Mr. Russell. “You mignt call it ‘Grammatical Heresies and Schisms.’ ” “If I did I should not pronounce schisms as if it were a word of two syllables—nor prisms cither, nor baptism has if it had three, as most people do.” “May I ask,” said Mr. Russell, “xvhethcr, by auy chance, you cx'er made a mistake *?” “Assuredly,” said Eugenia, “my escape to-day is purcgood luck, orclse because of tiie leniency of iny companions,” she added, looklngat Mr. Martin rather xvickedly. “Indeed, sometimes I err deliberately. For instance, nothing xvould indúceme to say dark for clerk, in this country, or to speak of a sitting hen, though I acknoxvlcdgc the correctness of both these [Kiints. I don’t xvant to go so far, in iny aim at purity of language, as to merit tlic ciiithct applied to me by a clever man I once knexv, xvho called me ‘a grammatical nrnde.’ ” Miss Gray laughed as sho recalled tho expression, and Mr. Martin might have been seen to smile significantly. That night, xvhcn Mr. and Mrs. Russell found tlicmsclvcH alone, the former opened tho conversation by saying; “What do you tliinkof yonr cxiier-inicnt noxv Madunie Min?” “Oh, George!” said Minnie, helplessly, “JIoxv unpleasant it has been!” “Tolerably unpleasant, I must admit. There's Turner xvon’t look ut Carrie, when he’s been (|iiilo unable to see any one else heretolore, and Carrie, for her part, is obstinate and defiant to the lust degree. I'm afraid neither xvill ever make tho concession iiccesary to a reconciliation. So xvhat becomes of your plan? Then there’s Martin, xvlio xvas just reaily to fall into your trap coiiem ning the other little scheme—more Hiiiitten than ex’or I saxv him in niy life betore, indeed— conipUdely turned around. I ll venture to say ho bus set Miss Gray doxvn noxv as a feiiialo prig. His self-love has received a mortal bloxv. And there is F.iigoiiie herself, xvho used to think Martin delightful, but who’d tell you noxv he xvas a eoneeited rox-eoinb. And this isu’t all. Miiinio, l(K)k me in the eyes. Tell the truth, dear. When have you ever felt toxvani me befon* as you ilid xvheii I corrected you this morning?” “I knoxv, George, and I’m txvfiilly sorry. It xvasn’t liecanse of tho niis-tttkc—only I did think, If I xveut xv rong you shouldn’t have been tho first to catch at it. It nlinost '<*enied as if you xx'ern glad. You didn’t look sorry for me one bit.” Tho ansxvcr returned to this, Imx'-iiig no conneeliun xvith tho present narration, need nut be given here. It is probahio that tho other members of the littlo party judged Mrs. Russell’s ex icrliiioiit to have been as unpleasant n its results us thu host and hostess did. Certainly Miss Gray, though sho had been unscathed, cx-periciiecd no agri^eable emotions in consequence. The whole episode had l)cen disturbing and disconcerting. She feared she had taken rather too mueh U]K>n herself and that the others thought so. With regal'd to one of them at least her surmise was cur-rect. “And to think,” said Mr. Martin to himself betxveen the puffs of his lx?d-tiine cigar, “that I was nearer falling in lox’c with her than I’ve been xvith any xvomnii for years. Well, I’m in no particular danger now. Fairly out of t, by George, and a good thing it is! I wonder who the man was that called her ‘A Grammatical Friide?’ I’ll like to shake him by the hand. It was a felicitou.s epithet. The poor fcll-)xv had reason to speak feelingly, I exiiect.” Oh, that Eugenia could have heard him I—[The Continent. •Acfonlinp to Webstar and Worcester Mlsa Grnv «riKbt. but later autborittee, includ-init storuinuth, bare abandoned tbo abc aouud ef the thinl ayliable. Getting at tlie Exact Truth. [Cornhill Mnzuine.] As a matter of fact, nobody ev’cr makes larger allowances for other people, in tlie estimate of their veracity, than tlic scientific inquirer. Knowing himself, by painful exjicri-encc, hoxv extremely difllcnlt a matter it is to make perfectly sure you have observed anytláng on earth quite cor-vecllv, and liavc eliminated all \k)skí-hle chances of errer, he acquires the fixed habit of doubting about one-half of xvliat his fellow-creatures tell him in ordinary conversation, xvithout for a single moment venturing to suspect fhoin of deliberate uiitiiitlifiiliiess. Children and servants, if they find anything they hax’c been told is erroneous, immediately jump at the conclusion that the jicrson xvho told them meant deliberately to deceive tliem ; in tlicir oxvii sinii»Ic a«id categorical faslilon they ansxvcr liluniplx', “That’s a lie ” Rut the man of scieiice is o“»r "’^'^1 acquainted m iiUoxvn jierson xvith the exceeding difllculty of exer getting at Ihe exact truth. He has siicnt hours of toil, himself, in xvatchiiig and observing the behavior of some plant or animal, or gas, or metal; and after rciHiated oxiieriments, carefully designed to exclude all possibility of mistake, so far as he can foresee ft, he at last believes he has really settled some moot point, and Irimuphaiitly publishes his final conclusions in a scientific journal. Ten to one, the very next miin-herof that same journal contains a dozen supercilious letters from a dozen learned and high-salaried professors, each pointing out a dozen distinct and separate precautions XX bichillo painstaking observer neglected to take, and any one of which xvouUt be quite sufilcieiit to vitiate the whole body of his observations. There might liax’c been germs in the tube in xvhich he boiled the water (germs.arc very fasliionablo just at present), or some of the germs might hax'c survived and rather enjoyed the boiling, or they might have adhcrcil to the under surface of the cork; or the mixture might have l>ecn tampered xvith during tlic experimenter’s leiniiorary absence by his son, aged ten years"(scientific observers have no rigid, apparently, to h.avc sons of ton years old, exeepl perhaps for purposes of psychological research); and so forth, ad infinitum. And the xvorst of it all is that the unhappy e.xiieri-inenter is hound liiinself to admit that ex'Ci'v one of the objections is iM*rfectly viiliii, and that he very likely ncxcr really saxv xvliat xvith perfect coiill-duncc he thought and said ho hud seen. — ■ A History of tlie Minuet. [tJhlcaRo New*.] Seeing in the colniiins of tlic Daily Nexvs of a recent date an article on our ancestors’ dances, the niimiet particularly, I feel myself culled upon to snpplenieiit tho article xvith tho fol-loxviiig information: The minuet is a French national dance—from the I’roviiico I’oltoii—introduced at the French Court in Ifir).’}, by Ludvi" XVI. The name minuet is derived from iiifMiii, meaning small, and referring to the small steps. There is a little romanee eomiected xvith tho iiitro-(l net ion of til is dance. One of the royal hulies, siiU’ering from ilelicate heallli, eoiihl liot participate in the usual dances, and, as her presence xvas imperatix’o, the gentle xvaving motion xvas iiitrodiiecd and met xvith favor. The c linging garments of the feminine'apparel then in vogue xvere foiimi to Impede tlio graecfuj niove-nieiits of the niiiinet and crinoline skirts xvere? qiilekly supplemented by royal order. No elaneeuf the jiresent day eombities the dignity, grace and beiiiillfiil niieliilaling motion, togi'ther xvith tho highbred courtesy, that dis-tinguislie;s tliu minuet. Mensman's re‘(itoiily,i*el B<*e“f Tonie, tlie» only |ire|)iiniUoii of lH*cf e;ontainin;; its entire nutritious pro|K'rtii's. It contaiiis l)leKM|.inukiii;i, f<iie«i-;rciieratii)K ami lifo-siibtaiuiiig proiH'itieie; iiivaluulile lor iiuli-Ke.'stioii, liyHpcpshi, iicrvotis prostratioii, ami all Ibnns of RCiieral eleliilily; uIhu, in all eiirwleli'd coiulitioiis, wlietlier tbc result of cMiaiiHtloii, iierxoiis piostrutlon, oki-r-xxork, or aoeite Uiwase', pailicuiarly it rc= Hulliiii: from pulmonary comi»liiiuts. Caswell, Ila/.urd * Co., proprietors, New York. .‘^Id liy druggist». Two CvMoknis. u 8he moved in beantr «nd in face, A Tieion brifrbt and fair, Adown the liaU-room with a grae^ ilulocU by goblen hair. And men who saw her whitpered low: “How beautitnl slio «eeme. With larce bine eyoe, whntte thoacbttul gkn Seems lit by poet's «ircams! “And whpt a rontch to sparkling eye» Those tn'sses like the wing Which shines when a c.nnsry llica In iiloc-scented sprlugl" II. And in the grandlr-Iiglited room Were other Inditw fair. Who sh<¥)k from fsns a light perfuoM Upon the briJUnnt air. And sUndIng in • gronp ap.'irt, While gossiping on love. On opera loid ruslium’s art— Things here and things above, Thev gnsped: “.InM looH nt Julin’s be ad I X^ hat nn expensive rig! But then a girt whose h.iir is reel Bhould always wear n n ig!'* -IE, J. M. CURRCNT rUN. Tboro I» •.vciitcon feet of •now at Dtixvo»’ Creek, Itrilisli i^oluiiibiu. “UUUUU UN UATb," ulvarsout UteU, Ulco. lie. A man feels a pride in being spoken of as “one of the oldest inhnhitants,” but a woman never de>es.—[Hotel Mail. The United States has 16.21 medical practitioners to every 10,OW of l>opnlatlon. And yet it is quite a common thing for an American to live to a coinparatixely rijie age. -[Ex. A poet hath remarked that “all paths lead to the graxc.” He undoubtedly referred to allopaths and hoineoiiaths and hyelropatlis and the rest of the M. D. paths.—[Pittsburg Telegraph. “Charley is a sick man.” “Is he?” “Why, haven’t you hoard of it? Ho has been hangin;^ on the brink of tho grave for a fortnight.” “Then I don’t xvoiider tJiat he’s sick.”—[Boston Transcript. A Chicago critic says of Henry Irving that there is “godlike jioxvcr in the hcndiiig of his little finger.” There must be Jove-like ditto in tho crtioking of his esthetic elbow. —[Boston Courier. Mrs. Y'atcs really docs believe that “misery loves com^jany;” for, xvith the remembrance of visiteirs xvho stay to dinner fresh in her mind, she declares tliat she never has one xx ithout tho other.—[Yonkers Statesman. Wc think if Shaksiicare liad lived in Vermont he would never have xvrittcn, “Wkat a fall was there, my countrynmn!” Ho xvould have put it, “What a xviiiter was there, my couu-trymen!”—[Burlington Free Press. A Cliicago man claims that ho courted a xvoinan of that city for throe years before he found out that she was married. It was his oxvn fault for not getting her to scxv on a sus-|)cnder button. If she had jicrfonned that task xvitliout sticking her linger it would have proved that sho waa areustonicd to it.—[Hotel Mail. - A 8lck Man’» ForelMHlin,pi. 1 Woirester (M*w.) Spy.)    ^ Mr. Hclon Bi*ooks, one of the victims of the rcceiit City of Columbiii disaster, and a prominent busiiioM man of NoriliboTO, w'cnied to.have Had a premonition of his death. But a few days before starting on his fatal tour, xvhile xvith his G. A. R. eoiu-rades, the fact xvas broached t!iatPost No. ÍH) had iicx’cr lost a member, and XVhen one xvondered xvho xvould bo the first to pass axvay, Mr. Bi-ooks stated calmly, but decisixely, that his xvould be the first funeral that tho boys xvould attend as an organization. When preparations xvere being made fur the recent installation of the ncxyly-clected post oflicials he xx'as laboring rather arduously for one in his physical condition, and, xvheii asked xvhy ho labored so hard, he informcxl his comrades that it xvas the last work ho should do for the Po>t, xvith xvhieh lio^ had been so long ideiitiiled. But a* short time previous to his departure from home, xvhile a siM-ial singing session xvas held by hi* family, one hymn gave him siK*<'ial iil<*asnre, and he remarked that when ho diixl he waiitoxl it sung at his burail service. After nexvs xvas receiveil of his sad fate, xvhcn arranging fur the funeral service, his expresstMl xvish xvas borne In mind, ami xvhcn the hyiuii xvas turned to, found over it, xvritten in jieueil, xvas the xvord, “funeral.” Ulnliie U» an l*4lllor. [l‘iillatk.*l|)lMa I’n-n'i.i Mr. Blaine is x'cry »]wtciiiiUio in ni» lit-orury work. Ills methods are oí the jourii‘*ii»t rather Umui of the piuf(*«MÍoBal ho«)kntaker. He i» hidml a Imwii n«w»im. per num. utid it in a pity, some of uh think. Ihat he did nut follow tíiat calling instead of Bwitcliln^' off from tnlitiiu; a lonntry im-iK'r to run for t'ontrress. 1 luip|)en to know, liy tho way, tlmt wiicn Siieaker of the liouse of Ucpresentatives he had a great leiiqiUtion to nut his feet on the very tup round ot tlio joiiriialistic lud(l(*r. He was offcnsl tlio editorship of one of tin* gn-aU-at New York nowspujsT» at a sahirv larger than any editor now rereives. uiul nearly a» lan:u as that of tho I’n sldeiit of tho I'nitcd State». Curiously euouyh, too, tho offer cuuio from a Journal which has never been friendly toward* Itlainu from that day to this. A» ttu lUualrstion of Mr. UlHiiie’» cureful writing, I recall UuU he oneo U)Ul me he had in hli last rcndm? of lii* liar-tieid nicmonnl ornllon cut it down l,l!< wonis, »imitly with a view to the utiiPMt wmcleene-s of exi»n'»*ion. '•KOt’UH US t OL'011*8 " TnKhi*3, IJc; Liquid. 6«c.

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