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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - February 18, 1986, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLIII. Wo. 7.CIWCIWWXTI, THUKSDJLY, r*EBRIJA.RY 18, 1886. ®1 Per Year. Vaiiuy ol V«iiltle«. Bo« to the liljsoom, raoth to the flame; Inch to bis patvton; wliiit’s in a uamef IUmI clover’seweeteet. well the bee knows: Ko boecan sack it; lonely it blows. Deep Ilea its honey, ont of reach,^ep; Bp bat nae in honey hiUilcu to keep? ' Jtobiiod in the antnmn. jtarvinn for-brcad; ' Who Btope to oity a bonoy-boe deadT Star>flaiDOs are brijchtest, blazing the sklea; Oolj abaiiil’BbruikUiti tti« molb-wtuf tlieSo Fooled with a camlle, scorched with a breath; Poor little miller, a tawdry «leatbl Life la a honey, life Is a fl.ime; Sacb to bis passiou; what’s in a nameT Swinring and clrcllnir, face to the snn, Brief little planet, bow it doth run I Bee-iime nn<l moth-tlmc, a<id the amount; Bhite beat and honey, who keeps the coautr Gone some fine evening, a spark out-t^tl The worid no aarlter Cor one star loatl Bee to the blorsom, moth to the flame; Each to Ilia pnsi-iou; whnt s in a uaniet BOTES AND Ni WS. Henry Vlllarrt’a New York palace is fer •ale for M |\ kinie. (jerhter G irdinl is ill airaln and oan 1 lot eomo to Anierico. M lea KaUi Viiugh.in l« again announced to visit Aincriju lu ibc full. Hr. Riiakin’s health has inaproved and be le oonteiiiplutiDg resuming work. Ldiwrciice Barrett has engaged Mr. J. L. Yineeut to aerve as bis stage niauager next aeasuii. Williams Otlleire seniora celebrated the elBhtv-rminh birthday of Dr. Dark Hopkins Friday. General Wm. S. Harney, the oldest living soldier of the regular army, is now nt Tampa, Fla. •Dr. Gladstone has aiiaounned a reduc-I lion of rent to bis tenants ranging from 2Ü to30 per cent. Electrician Bell expre sses the opinion that the problem ol seeing by electricity will soon be solved. Anton Rubinstein, who is at present in ¡Trague, is reported to have finished bis eat oratorio, “Moses.’’ Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus \v. Field, Jr., will spend a part of the spring In Florida, chiefly at 8t. Augustine. A copy of the first book on aritbmetfo, of ' which only two copies exist, was sold in [ ZjOimIoii receutly lor |200. Mrs. E. U. Custer, ibe widow of the gal> lant General Custer, is living at 148 East I Eigbteenib street. New York. John E. Carroll, bead p< rter in the Col-lonude Hotel, I’hilndelphia, died last Tues* [day, leaving a fortune of $100,000. Dr. Henry Suhliemann is now In Cuba, sying a visit to Don Miguel de Aldama at Ills beautiful estate of banta Rosa. A New Jersey clergyman who recently Idled left a p<‘ovision in bis will In regard to raising of gouts as an article of food. Wallace Ross and Fred. Flalated, of iTornnto. propose to atlciupt to sail through Itbe Niagara whirlpool in a boat next Au* I gust. Tbs death Is announced by cable from ¡London of Richard Robert Madden, the lUtloguisbed author, aged sighty-seveu [years. 8enator Shermnn attended the Hebrew fair in Washington the other evening, and tone cent ruffle won u |3 suit of boy’s [«lotbes. IV alter Bacho is making arrangements I for a reception to Li^zt at Grosrenor Gal-on April 8, during the composer’s visit I to London. Toledo capitalists have formed a strong syndicate, and are making a great effort to Isecnre the job of making oig guns fur the iGovernmeut. All the plans fot the French Exhibition lof 1889 have been settled. A capital of ilorty inillioii francs has been guarauteed |fot tne purpose. The Hun. John M. Gregory, late of the lUnited btates Civil Service Commission, is Itraveling in Europe and corresponding for fssveral paptirs in this country. [< Tbaddeus Fairbanks, the veteran in< Iventor of the Fairbanks scales, stiil lives lat St. Jubiisbury, Yi., w bere be recently ¡eelebrated bis ninetieth birthday. Ex-Governor John P. St. John will ex-[tend his missionary work from Connecticut [t« New Humpsiiire, and w ill begin to apeak ip that State February 10. at Manchester. The Pennsylvania Superintendent of iiblio Instruction sadly admits that there I 326 000 children in that State nut at-sndiug sohool, and growing up in ignor. ince. There is a rare postage stamp said to be rorib $000 to $800 to culleotors. It Is the }ue issued by the Postmasier of Brattie* sro, Vt.. in 1847, which was suppressed ' er a few weeks. llajur General Pojie, w ho will be retired this Week, says that ho will probably travel Kur0|>e and the East for about a year ind will then make his home either in St. DUis or Chiclunati. General Robert Toombs was buried st ^ashlugton, Ga.. and it has been decided put a Shalt ol Italian marble twenty.five cct high ulaive the grave. Au order for the shaft has been sent to Italy. Lieutenant A. W. Greely Is a property-owner and taxpayer in Orange Cuuuty, Florida. He has a tract ol 130 acres of ^and situaUd at the south sud of Lake Conway, about six miles south of Orlando. The use of paper ruled in square or diag. nnal lines bus been forbidden in the Aus. trian schoo'g, as such ruling has been ^ound to injure the eyesight of pupils. )iiiy plain p.iperor with ruling straight |ucro*s will be used in future. Aitsution is called to two races of men Iwbicti must soon become extinct: The [Maoris 01 New Z‘aland, now reduced to [lers than forty-five tboiisuiid souls, and the fLuplunders, who uumber about thirty Uhuiisand. Boiled clocks are among the novelties [at New Orleans. A genius of a clock re-jpairerthere takes out the works, winds up the spring and sets the maobinsry going In boiling *yvHief. Alter a tirwq it ISí'Iíít;!* ifrleotly eieaiied, and is ihor-ougoly dried and goes “like a cluck,” Acconling to Huyle. A gentleman, who is fond of whist, says Ibat he Utiver enjoyed a rubber so much as when he had rheumatism, and bis wife cured it by rubbing him with St. Jacobs Oil. Thrn’when he had a severe cough a few doses of Red Star Cough Cure effected a complete cure.HLIDGER’S DAUGHTER. Bow Shs Won Forgiveness. It might be said of old Sam. Slad-ger that his couutiug house was his temple, his desk was his altar, his ledger was bis Bible, atid his money was his god. IText to his money he loved his only child, his daughter JuHa. One could hardly realize that Julia was his daughter, or even that she bore the unromantic name of Sladger. She was beautiful, well bred and accomplished, and was sweetly winning in manner. Old Sum. had determined that Julia should wed his friend Alderman Chozzic, who was worth a mint of money, and would be mayor at no distant day. It was an excellent match fivm every point of view except one—Julia’s. Julia would not have anvthiug to do with Cliozzle, much less would she marry him. The matter was often duhntcd between father and daughter, if that can be called a debate which was all command and low-voiced argument ou the one side, and all tears and silent obstliiacv oil the other. Had Chozzle had no favoi*ed rival in the field, it is possible the poor girl m’glit have been bullied into accepting him. But there fvas a rival. He was au artist. He was very |)oor. lie was a complete failure in his profession. lie was exceedingly romantic, and his name was Vandcleurdc Vere. Anyone must see st once tliat tliese wci*c quite good and sufficient reasons for any young woman falling in love with him. At any rate, they were quite snfficient for Julia. At Itst Cliozzle became too much for Julia, cvcu though she wasn’t married to him. Her life seemed all Cliozzle. He father served him up at breakfast, at dinner, and between meals. At last this incessant Chozzle diet, as it may be called, became intolerable. So Julia went ont one fine morning and married Vandcleur de Vere, according to a prearranged plan. Now. if there was one man old Sam. objected to more strongly than another, it was Vandelenr de Vere. He branded him, with fine scorn, as “one of them good-for-nothing, ascetic fellows”—by which ho was linderstootl to mean the groat aesthetic brotherhood in general. When, therefore, he received a letter from liis daughter, putting him in possession of the state of affairs, imploring forgiveness for herself and “darling Van,” the old man’s feelings mav, to use a novel phrase, be better imagined than described. In their rooms in a back street, Mr. and Mrs. Vandeleur de Vero awaited tlio outraged parent’s reidy with a good deal of anxiety. They did not ex[)cct that he would come round all at once, that would be too much, but they did hope that he would, after his first fit of passion, accept the iuc-vitable, and his son-in-law. But they were soon undeceived— not quite so soon, liowever, as might liave been supposed, for two days elapsed before a letter made its appearance, bearing on the cover tlie stiff, awkward writing of Samuel Sladger. When it did come, the young couple found it very brief and to the point. It was addressed to Mrs. V. de Vere, and ran as follows; “Madam—Your favor of the 4th instant to hand and contents noted. As you have made your bod, so roust you and your vagalmnd lie. Yon have not broken my heart by your wicked and disgraceful conduct, hue you have closed it against you for-evci. I am a man of my word; tliat you know well. I cast you off; I dis-owu you as a daughter; I forbid you or your M. de Vere to sot foot in my house under any pretense whatever, and I tell you now, once for all, that you shall never have even one.penny piece, or the value of it, from me. It will be quite useless to write to me, as all vour letters will be returned un-opeuod.    Samuel    Sladoeb.” Writing to the oDdurate old man under these circumstances was certainly a forlorn hope, but the young people did write-more than once,and each time the letter was duly roturueil unopened. Todo Julia and her husband justice, they bore up under their misfortunes pluckily. Van painted by the perch, rood and acre, but the pictures would not sell. By the time all Julia’s trinkets had been turned into moue}', and actual starvation was staring the young couple in the face—for dealers and art shopkeepers wouldu’t even look at poor Van s productions now— the landlady,wliu was getting anxious about the rent, which was rapidly falling in arrears, volunteered this— to Julia—very niysteiious ideco of advice. “If you can’t sell ’em,” and she indicated the blusliiiigcanvas, “why not spout ’em ?” “I—I beg your pardon, T don’t quite understand,” replied Julia, looking a good deal bewildered. The landlady, in a tone of ill concealed pity for her lodger’s ignorance, explained that “spouting” the pictures meant pledging them at a pawnbroker’s for wliatevor ho could bo induced to lend upon them. Julia shrank from the idea at first, and Van w as indignant when it was suggested that he should pawn his work of gcuius just as if they Avere flat irons or Sunday suits. But Julia had growu more practical of late— was beginning to come out of her shell, as the landlady said—and soon reconciled herself to the notion of obtaining small advances upon her husband’s pictures. The work of pledging them was by no means a pleasant one. Only a few pawnbrokers here and there could be induced to lend anything upon Van’s priceless art treasures. And those who lent anything at all lent very, very little, grumbling tint “pictures was a drug iu the market,” and suggesting that they were prepared to make really liberal advances upon any articles of solid commercial value. Iu their keen struggle for life both Van aud Julia became smart and artful to a degree which surprised oven themselves. Van very soon got to know the sort of pictures upon which most money could be lent, and wal lavish in the use of his brightest colors. But to Julia must be given the credit of hitting upon the idea of Van’s producing endless copies of his most popular ]>iccc—a red cloaked maiden walking in a gamboge cornfield under a brilliant ultra-mariiio fiky. Van soon dropped into the knack of “knocking off” these masterpieces at a terrific rale. He worked upon 8011)0 half-dozen at once, first putting on six brilliant skies, then calling into being six fields of waving grain, and then introducing luto each the simple maidon iu the excruciating scarlet cloak. For many weeks did the yonng |ieo[»le live upon the proceeds of their gaudy manufacture, but there came a time when there was scarcely a pawnbroker in New York who had not in his keeping one of Van’s outrages upon nature. But it gradnally became harder to part with them or any picture at all, and the yonng people were getting terribly anxious about the future. “Van, dear,” slid Julia, for the thousandth time, “we must have money somehow. I’m getting des-[leraté. I wish—oh, how 1 wish—I could earn soine! But ivliat can I do? I was never taught anything useful. I can play decently, it is true, and I can sing; that’s one tiling 1 can do really well. But Avherc can I sing ? 1 have uevor sun^ in public. 1 have 110 recommendations uor introductions. I shall uevcr make anything by singing.”. “I’m atraid you’re right, darling,” said her husoand, gloomily, as he clinked the* few lialMolIars remaining in his pocket. “You could never make a puolic appearance, unless—” and here he smiled at the quaiiitness of the idea—“unless you make it in the public streets, like that girl we saw with a crowd round her the other night, don’t you know? How delighted your amiable pareiitr—confound him—would be if he kuew it. Wondor what he’d do?” Julia was always ready to laugh at a quaint couceit, cveu in the midst of her poverty. But she did not laugh now. She started as Van 8iK)ke, and turned quickly away from the table. Van rose also, went to his easel, began misrepresentiiig nature, and in that pleasing occupation very soon forgot about old Sladger and the cantatrice of the pavement. All that day Julia Avas exceedingly quiet and thoughtful. “Van, dear, said Julia, suddenly, Avhcii they had been sitting talking for 801110 timo after tea, “I’m going out.” “All right,” said Van, “I’m ready. Wliere do you Avaut to go?” “Oh, not far! there are several little things to buy. I can get them quite well by myself. You needn’t come.” “Needn’t come I But I don’t like your going out alono at night, dear. Beside, Avhy should you go alone ?” “For a Avomau’s reason. Because I Avaiit to. Now, dou’t be angry. Van. You must lot me liave my own way. I won’t come to any harm, I promise you.” And Van ga\'e in, of course. But he had a fresh rcmoustraiicc to make when ho saw Julia wrap herself ill a faded black shaAvl, and put oil a bonnet Avhicli had long seen not only its best but pretty ucarly its Avorstdays. “Wliat oil earth are you putting on those Avrelchcd old things for?’^ he inquired. “>Ve are poor enough, goodness knows, but you liave some respectable clotlies left, anyhoAV.” “For the sake of economy. I don’t care how I look about here.” Witli that slio hurried out. Julia Avaiked rapidly, looking neither to tho right nor left. She feared, if she proceeded slowly, or liesitated, tho courage to carry out the resolution slio had made might ooze aAvay. At last she arrived near her father’s lionse, a handsome corner building. It was about 9 o’clock, and old Sum. and his guests—for he was giving a dinner party—were in the brilliantly lighted dining-room. Sam. Sladger had changed a good deal since bis daughter’s departure from home. He looked aged and haggard. He missed her sorely, and yearned to haA'e her back witli liim ; but ho hud stuck stubbornly to his detennluation to have nothing to do with hoi*. He found too, to his bitter annoyance, that tlie opinion of nearly ail his friends was that ho had treated his daughter Avith undue harshness and severity, not to say actual cruelty. He feared tliat Vaudulciir might be driven by poverty to resort to any shady means of getting a living that miglii present themselves, aud he Avas filled with a vague terror that he might find himself—the respected Sladirer—involved indirectly in some scandal brought about by his son-in- lUAV. The old man then, was not happy. But on this particular evening he waslcss^unhappy than he had been tor a considerable time, for among the guests was one of the “nobs” he worshiped. “VYell, as I was saving,” remarked the aristocratic gentleman, continuing a conversation, “there was quite a scene. Regular excitement; everybody upset. I don’t say there was anybody in particular to blame. But a scene Is a thing I really can not stand, and so I’ve never been to the house since.” Tliere was a murmur of applause at this very spirited and aristocratic Avay of treating tho affair, which had had hardly died away when Sladgcr's face suddenly became ashy pale. He hurriedly drank a gíase of wine and listened with feverish eagerness, fir it was something he had hcaixl which had caused tiie bluotl quickly to leave his cheeks. Yes, there Avas no mistake. Tremulous and low at first, but growing louder and clearer noAV, a Avoman’s voice singing a simple ballad could bo heard. There was nothing much in that to other hearers, but there was a good deal in it to old Sladger. It Avas his danghleris voice. Surely, ho could not be mistakeu. Making some trivial excuse for going to the win-doAV, heraiscd the curtains and looked out. There before his very doorstep was a small crowd—oiio of thosft croAvds which spring up in New York as if by magic—and in the center of it Avas a yonng woman Avrappcd in a faded and old black sliaAvl, with a patclicil and shriveled bonnet on her lierd. It spite of this, it was clear from her general appearance and the timidity of her maiiuer that she was not a woman accustomed to get her living by singing in the streets. Some in the croAvd were sympathetic, others were mirthful, and others, again, merely looked on and listened, aud wondered vaguely. Old Sam. kneiv her in a moment. He had not mistaken the voice. It Avas his daughter he saw before him. He looked out at her for some moments, unable to decide how to act. He must not have a scene and he must have his daughter. He cursed himself for having hold opt so long. This sort of thing must b^ut a stop to at all hazards. His daughter singing iu the streets t It would certainly come to be known and talked about. The scandal Avould be too great. «Leaving the dining room with as composed an air as he could assume under tho circumstancos, he went quietly to the hall door, opened it and passed out. As he did so, the song came to an end. Stepping up to his daughter, who looked at him with steady eyes, he said: “Very'well done, young woman-very well do«e I You must be tired. Como ill and take a little refreshment,” And then, iu a tone that reached only her ears; “For Heaven’s sake, Julia, come into the house and stop tliis horrible masquerading! You’ll disgrace me forever. Don’t cry or make a scene. I wouldn’t have a scene for anything., I’ll take back all I wrote you. I dare say your husband’s a v'ery good fellow—in his way. I’ll make friends Avith iiim, too. You shall not want for money, either of you;” aud so saying, the old man drew her into the hoUse. Wliat passed beiAveeu father and daughter then is, perhaps, hardly worth relating, but a reconciliation must have been effected, for the youiig couple and the old man are u'ow on the friendliest terms. Strange to relate, Sam. has conic to be fond of his soii-iii-law, for Vandc-lour has made a name as the fcunder of a new school of art, by his friends and admirers called the* Mystic, and by his detractors called the Moonstruck, and which, Avhatcvcr its claims to consideration, is talked aud Avrittcn about a great deal, and that is the main thing, after all. Julia says she has no secrets from her husband, but, all the same, Van-dolour has never learned Avhat became of his wito when she donned the old bonnet and shawl, or how it Avas that Sam. Sladgor’s heart warmed 80 suddenly to his l uuaAvay daughter and her artistic vagabond of a husband. __ Jersey Just toe. fNow York S«u.] All unrepealed law ot Now* Jersey, passed while the State Avas a British colonVi reads as follows: “That all Avomoii of ^whatever ago, rank, profession, or degree, AAthether virgins, maids, or widOAVs, w'ho shall after this act impose upon, seduce, or betray into matrimony any of His Majesty’s subjects by virtue of scents, cosmetics, washes, paints, artificial teeth, false hair, or high heeled shoes, shall incur tlie penalty of the law now in lorce against Avitclicraft and like misde-mc^ioi's.” Ttie pain ami luisury Huff'ered by those who are afflicted with dyspepsia are Indescribable. Tho distress of the body is tqnaled or surpassed by the confusion aud tortures of the mind, thus making its victims Buffer double afliicUou. The relief which is given by llOixPs Sarsapariila has (^aiHcd thuusanda to be thankful for tuis ;<rciit medicine. It dispels tho causes ot dvspcjisiu and tones up the digestive organs. Tty Uuod’s Sarsaparilla. THE VANITY OF MEN. Stout LiCffs and Droud Cliests, and How They Are Obtained. [New York Mail and Express. There is a profession Avliich many people know nothing of. It is that of a man avIio models the human figure, but not in clay. He models in cloth. An expert in this art can demand a large salary and is ahvays sure of eiii-[iloyment in the large tailoring houses. A reporter visited a fashionable uptown tailor to have a talk Avitli one of these artists. Ho was introduced to a dapper littlo Frenchman of about forty-five years. “You have had a large experience in your urofessioii, I suppose?” asked the reporter. “I have given it my constant study for nearly twenty years, and the more I see of it the less I'aitti I have in the common sense of most of niy patrons.” “That’s rather a bread assertion to make.” “Nevertheless, it is true, and becoming more so everv day. Yon Americans are of all people the least satisfied with Aviiat nature has given yon. You are always trying to go one better tlian nature, and instead of trying natural means in the Avay of taking plenty of air and muscular exercise you substitute the pad and tho corset.” •‘Will A*ou tell me the latest idea of a good figure from a dude’s standpoint?” “That depends a great deal upon what Miedude wants. If he wants a finely developed pair of calves lean supply him. If he lacks breadth of chest., I can furnish him with as finca chest as you could Avish to see. Should tlie deficiency be in the shoulders, I can produce a pair that Atlas himself would envy. The process of producing them is very simple. But first I must inform you that I have nothing to do with the tailoring. 1 simply make cloth coats or pads, which answer the same purpose to the tailors as lasts do to a shoemaker. To do this it is absolutely necessary to have au accurate idea of the proportions of the customer; otherwise if; would- lead to a very amusing coufusiou. Once I had a customer AvIio wanted to possess a shapely pair of logs. The original ones were sufficiently full for all practical pur- rses, but ho Avaiited them more full, made some pads for the thighs, calves and hips. They were made ot fine chamois leather, and Avheii fiii-ishetl they were sown Into the trousers. The result was tho gentleman walked on Fifth avenue next morning-with finely shaped legs, but entirely out of proportion with the other parts ot his body.” “Do many people Avear pads of this dtscrlptlon ?” “Quite a largo number. Moat gentlemen prefer to wear padded under garments; by this means they av'oid the bulky appearance which 'padded clothes gives them. The cheapest outfit costs $35.” PoKtry ut tho «teasoii. [Yonkers Gazette.] “Ijook tliee, Henrico, thro’ the lattice yon 1 The winter’s down doth blonde the garbless earth I” “It doth, Andromeda, tho’ tongues plebeian Avonid scarcely mention it in phrase like that.” “JIoAV stealthily the airy crystals wing their devious way thro’ bronnal atmosphere; almost they seem like lilaceciou spray from somo AViiid-kissed llospcrian parterre.” “Intensely almost, thou Swiiiburn-ian one!” “And Avhere, iu fallow grooves, the sAvirling myths of alabaster mass their argent forms, doth it not crystallize tho bard’s conceit that serapliims do sometimes pilloAv earth Avitli soft upholstery of sluinberlund ?” “Ergo it doth, or else 'tAVould seem to doth.” “And as the winged fays on eddying tides unfurl tlieii- [ihiiiielcts o’er the trein’lous globe, caii’st thou not almost fancy the same tune, as teath-ery filaments do their ink ti|)S?” “Almost I cau'st erst not, Euterpiaii elf.” “Au’ thou did’st wake thy soul thou surely would’st! Nor could’st thou tail to see in spotless waifs that garland heath and hedge, tho symbols chaste ot that seraphic state when stainless all Avill be creation’s confraternity.” “Come off, Andromeda I • Unhook thy chin from these entangleineiits of rhapsody. I know this snow so frail thou railest of, and that thro’ lattice doth eiiciiaiitmcnt have. But I’lii to walloAV thru’ its mesh at night, and heave it, mark thee, from tho garden path, and weave some fitting language for the same Avhcn later on it sops the darksom rain and paves the mellow earth with clammy gelatine. And look thee, gyerl, there’s naught in this to move Henrico’s soul to effervesce, that is, Avith what the gods AA'Ould call a healthy pus.” A Bible Kissed to Pieces. [Ualtimore UeralU.J Three Bibles lend an odor of sauc-lity to tho desk behind Avliich Squire Wiener is want to confront the quaking laAV breakers who are brought for trial to the AVeslcrn Station House. Two of the Bibles are small, just alike and iu a good state of preservation. The third is larger and looks as if it only uccdcd to be raised tu fall to pieces. Its back is in tatters, and tne light colored cloth in which it was originally bound is blackened to ebony. A repoi-ter was struck firat i)V the apparent superfiuity of sacred litcratnro, and secondly by the contrast in the condition of the volumes. “The two small books are for white [leople and the larger one for colored,” explained an officer iu reply to an iii-qnirv. “But why the discrimination?’’ queried the reporter, “Well, it is supposed,” rejoined the officer, with a laugh, “that white people Avon’t care to kiss the same book that the colorctl people kiss.” Tlie books—there being a lull iu the “business”—Avere neatly disposed one on top ot the other against the Avail at one side of the desk. The re-[>ortcr thought that after such loving companionsbii) there couklu’t be mucli choice for a kiss. Then he attacked the second problem. “1 presume this dilapidated volume is much older than the rest?” “Well, no, I can’t say that it is,” replied tho officer. “The truth is,” he continued, “they Avere bougtit nt tiie same time. Yoii want tukiiow wliv this big one is in such a shaky condition? It isn’t so much because it is used oftencr, although it is, for the colored people do turn up hero a little oftencr than tho whites. Tho real reason of the difference is this: The wiiite people Avhon sworn just touch their lips to the book in a sort of light and indifferent fashion. Not so with tho colored people. To them kissing the book is the most important part of tiiolr appearance licie. It is to them a mystic rite Miat must be performed reverently, ardently, thoroughly. So they just precipitate themselves, as it were, upon that book. They tastcn their lips upon it in a hot and clinging smack liiat just raises the cover every time.” _ Urazil’o Slavurjr Bill. [lx>nilon Times.] The bill recently passed iu the Brazilian Legislature for the gradual abolition of slavery declares that all slave# over sixty years of age shall be free. Those remaining are to be divided iuto classes, according to age and value. The bill pi'ovides that in the course of seventeen years all slaves are to be free. As the slaves grow older, after reaching the age of the class of the next lowest price, they are to be graded hi that tdxts.- The emancipation fund will be increased by a tax of five per cent on all public revenues, except those derived from exports. The slave oAvners will be indemnified bv paj^mcut to them ot five per cent policies, equal to one-half tho value ot each slave. After tiie slaves are freed they arc, under the provisions of the bill, coin[ielleil to Avork three years at their old homes ut a small salary, so as to accustom them to their now conditions in lile. This service is to be taken as compensation for the other half of their value. It is calculated that slavery will thus cease within that |)eriod above named, as the law is aided by einaucipatiou societies. Johnnie Will Hiitj at. Uoiiic. ^    [    A    Ibanr    Express.j All enterprising young merchant upon Clinton avcmic, with a strong theatrical penchant, has a Avonderfully bright lad of five years of thereabout. Ho had been with his respected father and another gentleman friend at the museum one afternoon during the past Aveek, aud Iiugely enjoyed the performance. Ui>ou his return home he delighted ma mere Avith au account of Fannie Louise Buckingham’s thriiling feats upon the “fiery untamed steed.” Presently he broke forth upon another subject. “Mamma,” he asked, “do angels wear dresses?” “No, my dear.” “Noneat all ?” he continued. “Why, no, child; Avhy do you ask?” “Because aa heii the pretty girl in tights was placed upon the back of the horse both pa and Mr. looked at her through glasses, and, when Mr. said she was a fine looking woman, pa said she was an angel. I didn’t knoAV angels lived ill this city.” An accentuated silence was preserved for some time after Johnnie’s discourse. ACoiisiaeralo Wife. [Roston TraDicrlpt.J Mrs. Wheedle-1 Tvas just looking at your insurance policy, and I find that I wouldn’t get anything if you should commit suicide. Why don’t you cliango into somo other company ? Mr. W.—Why, my dear, you don’t Avant me to commit suicide, do you ? Mrs. W.—Wliat an ideal Of course not, Charles; but you are such a kind, considerate husband, you kiiOAV, and $5,OX) is a good deal of moucy, and it AVonId be a pity to lose it. A S«*n8lilTe Irainp. [New York Telegraph.] Tramp (to geutleiiiauj—Say, boss, can’t you give a felloAV a lift? I haven't had anything to eat since yesterday morning. Cau’t you give me liftceii cents? Gchtleman—No, but if yon’ll go around to the kitchen, they’ll give you something to eat. Tramp—Well, boss. I’d like to oblige yon, but I couldn’t think of presenting myself before the ladles until I get a clean shave. Mi lien nl at CItonaxes. ST L. «. T. «‘Here Is a book IM like to ■ell.’* Tlie speaker was shot rteail. "TbU Itoiiiielde was jastifleo.” Tiie judge and Jury Mid. “Yon want barbeil wire and lightning rods.** The f.nrmcr wantod rest. His bnll-oiiu tore the agent sore— •Twas token as a jest. The Tilnmber forwarded his bill— With Agnrea it w.os rife. The court «iecrecU tnat for his greed lie must be sent lor life. The loeinan gives away his erops; Goo«l gas is served for fun. And ooal aimuuda. Two thousand pounili Are crowded in a ton. -[The Judge. CURRENT FÜN. To frostbites aiul biles oi |K)lsonoiis in. sects SalYutiou Oil gives iinuit diate rvhel. A prizefighter is always willing to take hi# pay by the |)ou’jid.—[Boston Budget. Talk about women being flightyt Look at bank cashiers.—J[Burliugtóii Free Press. Two heads are better than one on a news item of any im[)orfance.-|Boston Herald. Something highly prized yet al-Avays given away-^A bride.—[Hot Springs Ncavs. All men are equal before the law, but not before the mother-hi-laAV.— [Burlington Free Press. It is lielicred that the devil takes ofl' Ills hat Avhonever ho meets a hy[Xi-critc.—[Chicago Ledger. It’s tho little tilings that tell—es-. [locially the little brothers aud sisters. -[Burlington Free Press. She—If the lion Avcre to break out, which would yon save first, the children or me? He—Mo.—[Texas Sift-ings. The fool Avho lights”a cigar with a grecnbaek may some day grub in the truttcr for butts.—[N. Y. Morning Journal. It is feared that the Swedish Minister, Kjolt, will never be a pronounced success.-[St. Louis Post Dispatch. The country Is ready to accept tho resignation of the Attorney General aud uo qucslloususked.—[Indianapolis Jonrual. Mosbv, the cx-CTierrilla, has opened a law office in Saii Francisco, and noAv does his pluiidcriiig laAviuIly. —[Chicago Mail. If it is true that Tennyson is writing a poem about our navy will somebody kindly inform us where he got the idea ?—[Goodall’s Sun. The Navy Department wants an Assistant Secretary. Its greatest want, hoAvevcr, Avill coiitinne to be a Navy.—[Baltimore American. A subscriber asks for a remedy for cold feet. Try banking them up Avith sawdust; if they still remain cold, set the SHAvdust on fire.—[Peck’s Sun. As to tobogganing, it has been said that “a man who would go down a chute iu a high hat would wear a dress suit at a funeral.”—[Toronto (Jlobc. A Dallas, Texas, jnrymaii was fined $100 for stepping into a saloon without inviting the Deputy Sheriff and tlie other eleA'oii jury men.-[Texas Siftings. If all ofonr convicts—State and National—are to be turned loose iu Alaska, there Avill be euoiigli fiuaucial taiout cmptieil upon that sterile region to start another Wall street.—[St, Louis Post-Dispatch. Washington ladies find difficulty in distinguishing waiters from guests at fashionable receptions. Tho former may bo detected by the deliberate sIoAvness Avitli which they turu aroulul.—[Pittsbnrg Chro#icle. Lady (to applicant)—What wages will you expect as nurse ? Applicaut —Hoav ould is the babby, mum? Ladj'—Seven months. Applicant— WUiout laudanum, mum, $2 50 a wake; Avid laudauuin, $2.—[Harpci’s Bazar. One of the women at the meeting of the Labor llufdrm I/Aaguo yesterday ‘.vas decidedly out of order. She intimated that some of tho men avIio advocate eight hours as a dayls labor foi man make their wives work sixteou at home.—[Boston TraA'ciler. Publish it in ChinatoAvn! Proclaim it at the joss house! Tell John. Mexican sugar plaiitcis are offering $25 a head for Chinese laborers. Why, at that nto it will pay to stop boycotting and go to kidnaping them.—[Sau Francisco Alta. The hardest thing in the world to please is a woinaii. Mr. Yonng; of Wabasha, Minn., locked his Avifo into the house; Mr. Potts, of Pepbi, Wis., locked his Avifeout of the iionse. Now both women have sue«l for divorce.— [Holyoke (Mass.) Transcript. The Newark boys that were taken to Paris for treatment by Pastenraro noAV on exhibition at a dime museum in Ncav York. Instead of mitigating tho herrera of hydrepliobia, Pasteur’s famous discoveries apjiear to have aggravated them.—[Chicago Times. I was laid up widi rbouui.itisin «bout six weeks, suffcriiiiC greatly. 1 was reodin-lueiultHl to try Ayilowlioros, which I diii to the extent of three bottles. I am now per-leoily wet!. Captain Heorv Dontbueoh, Insiiranoo agent, W4 East FUlff sueei, Dayton, O.

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