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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - March 13, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLI. Xo. 11.CIIVOIIVIVXTI, THXJJRSDJLY, MXMOII 13, 18^^. Per Year. Come, Teach 31e. Come, teach me the aortli of a:rcetion. The love iJiat will never ?ro\v eoM, A bliss which will brij^hteu life’s iiathwaf, lUorc )irccious thsn silver or Koul. Then wliis|ter of joy in a coftajre— A charm that no lover woiiM inlRs— Ami with yourswcvt Li< c lliislien in beauty, Just meet mu half way u ilh u kiss. Come, tell me how lonj; Í must linger, A-sighing for joy yoti can give. These years you Imvo kept me a*waiting— It's har<l out of sunsbiiic to live. Tl*en tcaeh me the worth of nircetion, Wliile I am so eager for bliss. And with \onr fair face briglit with blushes. Just meet mo half way with a kiss. Come, teach me the art of true loving. And smile when I call you mv dear; My heart is now-thrubbing uilii idcasure And tenderly drawing jon nuar. While youth’s bright, warm summer is passing. Oh! give me one token of bliss; Just tly to my arms with an answer, J’U meet you half way with a kiss. p When shadows of twilight aro deen’ning, n And niglitingalcs’ soiiirs we can bear, [Come, teach me the wortJi of nlCoction, I The love tliat is constant, my dear. I wait in the sweet, blooming clover. Ami long.for your token ol bliaa; Come, love, willi your fond eyes a-glowing, And meet mo half way with a kiss. —lUuudolpb Barrett. KEWS AND NOTES. The full title of Sic Ilciiry Brandt it to be Lord UainiHlen of Glyude. A street railroad throe miles long was sold in Uticu, N. Y., for f‘!16. A Texas doctor calls his great quinine eombiiiutiou a “Chill inash>jr. ^ J. W. Riekert, of Milwaukee^ claims that I a screceb-owl in bin possession commlttetl I suicide. ; 'rhe New England Ritilroads are said to have killed in the past year 221 persons and injured óuj. A fellow in Cleveland, O., has tsught a dog to steal uowsjupcrs from the doorsteps of houses, where fuey havo been left by curriers, ami bring them to him. The question with the exasjiertited subscriliers is wlicther they shall kill the dog or punish the man. Fishing through the ice for smelts is a thriving industry at DnmarWcotta, Me. More than one hundred bouses, built upon the ice, shelter the lislionueii. Most ail of tlH'm have a little stove^ in which a fire is maintaiiKHl, and there all day long tho llsiier sits, with his linns dyopped through a hole in the ice inside his house. ^ Missouri is making rapid jirogress in wealth and industrial matters. The statis* tlcB for last year have Just lieen made public, from which it appears that tbs taxable projierty in the state was |G5G,250,^13, an iiicrenae or$d,9H3.171 over the valtiatiou of 18M2, and |54,ckM,U()0 over that of. 1881. The state taxes collected last year amounted to 13,34'),378. Eicyoles and velocipedes are allowed to roll through the streets of Paris, Munich, Pesth, Brussels, ami other large European cities, suliject in some of them to more or lees regulation and restriction on the part of the polieo authorities; but in Vienna they are rigidly excluded from the streets. Several Vfcnnesc elubs devoted to bicycle and tricycle propulsion arc now agitating for a n JH al of the regulations, and are getting up |)cUtion8 ou the sulijoot. Aiidorre, or Andorra, is not only the oldest republic, but tbe oldest State, in Eiinipe. Its present organization dates from tbc end of the eighth century, when Cburk'inagiio, in his expeilition a^nst tho Moors, coiiiorred tlie privileges of an independent government on tbc inhabitants of the Andorra valley, midway between France nitd Spain, for tlicir fldeUty and devotion in conducting him through the passes of the Pyreuci'S. One of its two chief officers is named by the French Government, another by the Bishop of Urgel, in 8|)ain; and it is In cunnectinn with the Bisiio]>’s nomiiiatton that a difficulty has arisen which tlireatens to briug about a crisis ill the affairs of tbe inicroscopio republic. A Soincwliat IMsoonnocted Story. [Charleston News and Courier.] In North Carolina there is a reptile known as the joint snako. When attacked it ñics into pieces, each piece taking care of itself. A dai'ky attacked one of them the other day, and to his litter ainazcnicnt it broke all up, each section jumping oil in a dif-icrcnt direction. In tho course of an hour he rotnnicd that way, and was utterly ama/cd again to see it all together except the tail piece. After waiting a few minutes he saw the tail coming up to join tho body, taking sharp, quick little Jerks. It came nearer and nearer, until within a few inches of the three-quarter snake, when it gave a sudden juin[) and hitched on its proper place with a fuss resembling the popping of a cap. The darky knocked it to pieces several times, and each time it came together again, lie carried his nnnisenicnt too far, however, in throwing the tail part of the knake across the creek, just to sec, he said, “how long it would take it to catch upbut it never caught up. The snake, with its three joints, was carried to tho house, where a new tail Is beginning to grow to replace the lost one. A gentleman who knows much about this singular species says a head will grow on tho detached trunk, and there will be two snakes instead of one. A good name at home is a tower of strength diroad.Ten times as much Hood’s Sarsaparilla used in Lowell atofaiiy other. Acconting to the Journal dcs Debats the daily ratiidy of water to J^urisiaua is 104 litres pcrhead. Itiscomplaineiloi as iusuffl-Gicnt, for no stint is shown In its use for the streets, fountains, and the public ser vice in gencial. ‘*Mv wife’s 3 years nervous affilctlon,” •ayA Rev. J. A. Edie, of Beaver, Ph., “was cured by Samaritan Nervine.” |1.00 at druggists.A COMMEHaAL EPISODE. BY H. H. A sound of revelry, but not by night. The clock has just struck 12, and the sun is shining vcrticnlly upon the pretentious roof that hon.scs Mr. Humphrey Davison and faniilj'. Beneath that roof arc now complete the extensive preparations for the inarriago ceremony that is to make the only daughter of tltc house ^Irs. Thomas Winfield. The ¡larlor is full of guests; the jvcrfumc of an elaborate floral decoration pcrvailcseverything; and from certain quarters of tho establishment proceed the savory odors of a spread feast; for tho wedding is to be an event. Upstairs, in the downy environment of her own aparUneut, stands the pivot of the occasion in bridal array. The toilet is a marvel in its way; a frail einbodiinoiit of monumental exi>cnse and labor, as such things are n[>t to be, but ]>etito Miss Alice is so lM.‘antifiil in it that only a chilli could bewail either expense or lat)or in the presence of sucha result. She is stirrotinded by a bevy of admiring friends of the same sex, who chatter incessantly, and manifest their anxious iii4cix‘St by sundry little touches here and there upon veil or drapery, tor the groom has not yet arrived. Presently it Is a qnartor past the hour and he has not come yet, but no account is taken of thiscirciunstance, for who ever heard of a wedding being celebrated with anything like precision with regard to lime? Uncle Peyton iiaiises at the door to remark in a jocular vein that this “seems "to be one of the occasions when wc ‘linger ghiveriiig on the brink and fear to launch away,’ ” and to deliver himself of numerous malign prophecies that arc flatly contradicted by the look of aflcctlonatc interest and unqualified admiiation in his eyes. Anotiicr quarter slips away. It is now half-pitst 12 and still the delinquent docs not appear. Up the broad stairway comes tne mnrinur of impatient expectancy, and the face under tho filmy white veil wears a shade of vexation. When it is nearly 1 o’clock Mr. Davidson comes to the door and softly calls his wife. In the hall out-^ side they hold a consultation, and" Alice, with alert eyes upon tlieir faces, divines that sometliing is wrong. In a moment she lias separated tho crowd about her like ati arrow, and is before them demanding the latest intelligence, whatever it may be. “It is itostjioncd, my dear,” saj's her mother, choking. '“That!s it, my dear^postponed-,” echoes her father as he stands absently twirling a crumpled note around liis finger. Alice secs the note, and, before he can prevent her, has taken it. She oi)cns it with breathless eagerness. It is soon read, and runs thus: “I can't do it, uncle—not for twice your fortune. I havo seen her, and I wonder that you could ever ask it of me. Do as you please with the money. I'm off. Your affectionate nephew,    T. W.” it is raalicioiis, inhuman, crushing. Why did he wait until this moment? She turns back to the room with a white face, throws herself upon the lounge in reckless tTisregard of flowers and )>erishable confections, and lies there with her face buried in the pillow in an agony of humiliation. By-and-by tlie situation is communicated to the assembled friends, who take their leave, marveling greatly, and go home to speculate for days with greater or less accuracy nimn all that has not been given them to know. Where a few hours ago there was laughter, congratulation and anticipation, all is now sorrow, indignation and resentment. There is mockery in the flowers scattered everywhere, and bitter, intolerable remembrance in the odor of baked meats. The afternoon passes, and still Alice lies with her face among tho pillows, thinking how it must all come out finally; how everybody will know about that brutal note, and how they will pity her. She wishes she might die now, so that the time would never come for her to lift tip her head and face tho world, with its knowledge of this dreadful aflkir and its soul-sick-cning coinniiscratiou. One thought is always uppermost—to fly ft’om the scene of her humiliation and the ofli-cious sympathy of her friends. Filial tics, luxnrious surroundings, tlic perils and hardships of flight, every consideration whatsoever dwindles into in-visiUlity in tlie presence of this great indignity. Her mother comes and sits by lier, and after several hours of rciuoustrance and persuasion induces her to go to bed, but when she oomcs in the morning hoping to see her somewhat soothed she finds only an empty room and a hasty note. ***«■»** It is 7 a. m. and the mammoth i-e-tail dry goods house of Gray & Gordon begins to show signs of life without and within. For the last half hour a continuous stream of salesmen, shop girls, and cash boys havo been pouring into tho great building like so many swallows into a chimney, but that it is tho wrong time in the day. Shades are raised, covers are taken off, and simultaneously in ever>' part of the house begins a vigorous dusting and putting to rights. • The new’ cashier, a young man with fine eyes and a pleasant manner, who has been some three weeks in the establishment, comes ifl and goes behind his desk. As ho does so ho notices that there is a new girl at the glove counter, just opposite. Only her head is visible above the pile of boxes she is dusting. It is crowned with red-gohi hair, and the face is very bcantifnl in spite of the hopeless depression it expresses. rresently the business of the day begins. Whenever there comes a pause ill his moiiotonous labor of staniping bills and makiug change, and ho looks out over the green wire network that incloses his desk, his eyes rest natui-ally uiion the blonde head and delicate figuro, because they are directly in front of him, and in the course of the day he learns without making any inquiries that she is Xo. 47. As for the girl horscif, she is thinking of nollting hut that terrible day and wondering whether she will live tlirongh it. Her face is flushed, her eyes glistening and feverish, the joint rosult of bad ventillation and bewild-cringtransactions. To her this first day behind the counter seems a shoreless eternity. She can scarcely remember when it lK?gan, and has almost lost faith in its possible ending. Two hours of this new and trying ordeal are enough to make her unuttei'ably weary; l^foro the day is half over she is aching inis-crably in every limb and joint. After this, standing is the purest agony. And all day long the'feminine division of humanity bears down upon them cn masse. The proinictors, wedded to quick sales and the largest jiossiblc profit, arc positively ubiquitous in their elforts to enforce tlic strictest attention to duty; obsequious salesHieii, with an eye to premiums and percentage, step briskly about; cash boys scurry hither and thither, and errand boys find no rest for tlie soles of their feet. Tlie silk man spreads his stocks upon the counter and displays the popular shades by daylight, by gaslight, singly and in combinations. He gathers tlicni up into soft, rich folds, spreads them, gathers thorn up again, talking glibly all the while, and is borne to the utmost limit of deferential patience before the exact shade is found and the final decision made. 'J'he lace man, on the alert for whom ho may beguile, is bland and courteous, while the girls at this same glove counter dive among the boxes and become breathless in the attempt to convince some dubious customer that a ])ear) gray glove is an exact match for the pale blue sample she has brought, or vice versa, smiling, dropping words of honey all the time, and wishing in their inmost consciousness that perdition may ultimately collect all womankind. But it does end at last. The customers arc gone; the curtains are up, the counters are again shrouded in white canvas, making the long aisles look like so many wards in a hospital, and these human swallows begin to poor out of their great chimney. The cashicy ou his way to the cloak room sees No. 47 crouching an the ledge behind her counter. She is thinking of the long, dark streets that lie before her, and of the aching feet that ])rotest against further service. When he comes back she is still there. He stops, and says kindly: “If you don’t hurry out they will lock the doors. Everybody else is gone now.” “How will I ever get home,” she moans, rising wearily, her eyes still red from crying. , “I’ll go with you if you are afraid. Is it far?” “Oh, yes, it’s far, and then I’m so tirod.” He is the only person who has s]K)kcn to her to-dav,excepting the cus-toifiers she has waited ujion. He has such a graceful, easy way, that by the time he.has heljied her to put on her cloak he seems like an old acquaintance. They hurry out together, and are just in time, for tho doors close behind them with a bang, and the bolts arc drawin It happens that their ways lie in the same direction, that they are domiciled in two dreary boarding houses not more than half a square apart, and after this they go homo together every evening, and speedily come to be very good friends indeed. « * * >)• The season known to retail traffic as “busy” waxes and wanes.^ Slimmer comes, and August, sweltering, intolerable, settles U[)on the deserted town. The houses arc like ovens, the struts like blast furnaces, and everything that remains behind tho migratory population is undergoing a lingering process of cremation. The proprietors have fled the heat, one salesman to a dc]>artment is found to bo sufficient, and the rest are away taking their summer vacation. Those who remain behind have little to do, for there are hours together when there is not a iieniiy’s worth sold. It happens that “47” is reigning alone in tho glove department, and she is a refreshing object for contemplation this sultry afternoon in her dress of blue organdy, with pale ribbons fluttering at throat and waist. Above her head her wares arc most effectively displayed in a complete canopy of long-wristed gloves in every conceivable color and shade of color, and, there being nothing else to do, siie sits unon the lodge below tlie shelving ana wields a moustrous palm leaf. When nothing is selling there is no change to l>e made, and the cashier steps out of his narrow, stifling cii-closnre and wanders in search of a breeze. Tho long lace mitts that fringe the canopy over tho glove-counter are stirrod as if by a zephyr, and tlie airy iroshiiess of “47’’ is attractive. lie goes behind the counter and sits down behind the ledge. “You look awfully gloomy to-day. What is the matter,” she asks. “Well, I have reason to look gloomy. I have made an unpleasant discovery ; or, perhaps I should say, I’ve been unpleasantly discovered.” “Tell me al)ont it.” “Oh, it is a long story,” he says, more than half persuaded. “This is a very long afternoon.” “Well, I havo a very rich and very crochcty old uncle, and about seven months ago I received a letter from him telling me that if I would come and take charge of his business and marry a girl that ho had picked out for me he would leave ino his fortune. He said the girl was pretty, and I knew the fortune was ample, and as I was not getting on any too well where I was, you will infer that I did not hesitate long before accepting the proposition. It was all arranged with the girl, who seemed to be quite fascinated with the romance of the afllair, and I started for the towh In which slic and niy uncle lived. But on the way I got to thinking about it, and it struck me that I would like to sec her at least once before the die was irrevocably cast, so when I reached the town I hunted up a cousin of mine wliokncw her, and told him that he must arrange fbr me to call on her incognito. Ho assented very -readily, and, as I only reached there the day before tho wedding was to take place, wc called tho night of my arrival. She came in directly, and Í was introduced as Mr. Falkncr. “And such a girl! The moment I laid eyes on her I grew rigid with indignation to tliink that my uncle dared imijosc on mo in siicli a w ay. He had led me to believe she was everything a man could want in a wife. I found her painted like an Indian, dressed in liorrid taste, talking at the top of her voice, and altogether the most ill-bred croatnro 1 had ever seen. I could not stand it, so I Avrote a note to my uncle, left the town that night, and havo never been back since. I learned to-day for the first time that the girl 1 saw was not the one I was to liave married, but a friend of her cousin’s, whom ho had taken into his confidence,and that her horrid curls and her vulgarity were assumed lor the occasion, all a part of Dick’s little pleasantry; and my fiancee, who Dick says is the prettiest Avoinan he ever saw, was so cut up by my brutal behavior and the noto I left that she ran aAvay, and for a long time they thought she had drowned herself. Of course there was a big sensation, and everybody denounced me. Dick, a cowardly knave, hadn’t the nerve to tell the truth about it and acknowledge his part in the affkir, but the girl who abetted his fiendish deception Avent straight to my uncle and told him evcrA’thing as soon as she heard I Avas gone. “When he saAv hoAV it was he swore tliat Avc slionld both be foujid, dead or alive, and if avc Avere alive the marriage should 1)6 consnnimatcd. They started detectives after us and advertised us everywhere, and at last they got on the track of the girl and they've traced her to this very town. Think of it I Dick says they are sure she is here, and he Avas here looking for her Avhcn he accidentally stumbled ni)on inc. They’ll find her of course; ft is only a question of a few heurs, and theii 1 must be dragged up, like a school boy that has bee* playing hookey, and married toaAvife of some other man’s choice, or leave here be-tAveci) two days and give up a gooil ¡losition.” He turns toward her, but slie manages tho palin-lcaf so that he does not sec her face, and asks presently in a hesitating Avay: “But if she is as pretty as they say she is and—you would get the money besides, why do you object?” “Because I am in love with somc-bodv else, and I’m done with matrimonial negotiations by proxy. I will attend to my oavu love uflairs hereafter.” He proceeded to carry out this resolution by insinuating an arm bc-tAvccn the shelving and the slight figure that is resting against it. “I’ve been in love Avith soinebotly else ever since I found her crying in a corner not a thousand miles from hero, and if she can only say the same of me I’ll Avhistle the ft>rtunc down the Avinds and defy all the detectives in Christendom.” He draws his arm a Httlc closer about the yielding figuro, and, screened from view by the sAvaying fringe of gloves, he feels safe in bringing the other arm into position, so forming a complete circuit. Tlio accommodating palm leaf is quite large enough to conceal ÍBO heads, and a sound like a half audible osculation issues from behind. A long, low Avhisper breaks the silence. Proceedings are immediately adjourned, and haunted by visions of iresuiniug and prying cash boys, they joth start np and confront—Dick. “Have you found her?” asked the cashier dejectedly. “Oh yes, I’ve found her,” says Dick, leaning heavily upon the cotintcr, as he Avijied the moisture from his brow. “Miss Davison, allow mo to intro duce my cousin, Tom Winfield ; Tom, Miss Alice Davison. The introduction seems to be a little snhscqnent, but wo hav’c done the host aato could.” So another winlding feast Avas spread beneath tho hospitable roof of Mr. Humphrey Davison, and this time to some purpose; for a marriage was iolemnized, at Avhich ceremony Dick, his sins forgiven, oltlciated as best man, and his perfidious accomplice, minus paint, curls and all oh-jcctionahle features, made a charming bridesmaid. ODDITIES IN THE MAILS. Unaddrosficil PaokagOH That arc Col-feoted Daily. Soiijc. Ix)ud wind, strong wind, where art tlioii blow-int? Into the air, the viewless air. To iie lost llicre, Tlicrc am 1 hluwing. Clear wave, swift wave, wlioro art thou flow-in;;? Unto tlie sen, the ixuindlcss sea, To lie n lieliiicil there, There am 1 flowing. Young life, swift life, where art then golnp? 1)own to (lie icruvo, the loatliwiinu gruvc, To iiioiilder tliero, There am I goiug. —[Francot Anna Kcmlde. 11^ ■ Dusting for a Liring. [New York Sun.] “I’m a duster,” said a young woman whom a roiiortcr met in a private house up toAvn—“a professional duster. I’m not the only one. It’s a regular profession, dusting is, nowadays. The parlors of the rich have grown to bo SQ many museums of delicate and costly ornaiuciits. To dust and arrange these collections every day Avonid too severely tax the strength of the Avealthy ladies. To set the servants at the Avork Avas found to be bad nianagement, not because they were bungling and liable to smash tho delicate’ fabrics, but because the servants liaA'c no time to spare from tlieir other duties. Tlieiefore the mistresses emphiy comiKiteiit Avoinen to keep tlieir parlors in order. The dusting business is an established industry, but it is confined to tbc me-tropoiis, and almost entirely to the region of brown stone fronls. All the dusters I knoAV of are women Avho have seen better days, but, of course, it isn’t every educated and reliiied Avoman Avho can make a good duster.” “YVhat are the requireineuta?” “She imist be light-footed, quick and strong in her Avrlsts and arms. To visita dozen houses in the forenoon before callers arrive and dust and arrange things is no child’s play. A Avoman nmst fairly jump at her AVork. The remuneration ? Well, a dollJfr or seventy-five cents a visit, sometimes moro. At some houses where the hostess entertains a good many guests the ixwms are arranged every day. Orders are given to tho dusters to change the arrangement of the ap-(>ointincnts ev’cry time tlicy come. Then, again, a duster must know hoAv to take hold of every sort of knick-knack and how to move it safely. She must know just what sort of brush to use for every sort of dusting. The brush that Avill not break a filmy tissue of glass is useless on a piece of furniture, and Avould not reach the ceiling corners. She must havo several brushes, and she must not be careless or slapdash for an instant. There are few bits of hric-a-brac in these parlors that I could replace Avith six mouths’ earnings.” Fanny Ellnlcr’s Old Age* [Vienna Letter to rhiliulclphia Press. Fannie has never married, althougii she is reported to havo been ‘beset Avitli offers from licr sixteenth to her seventieth year. She is credited with having had a nuinlierof lovers and an oflicer in tho Austrian cavalry and a Avell-known stock broker in this city are reported to be her sons, but the relation has never 1>ccn publicly acknowledged. The notorious scandal about herself Avhen a bewitching girl of eighteen and the Diiko do lleichstadt, son of Najtoleon I., she has ahvays stoutly denied. She says their bruited love affairs must have been purely metaphysical, because she never, she avoAvs, laid eyes on the handsome and ill-starred youth. She lest alargo part of her fortune some years since by s])cculations on the Bourse, but has sutficient left to keep her in comfort and independence. No trace of her personal charms has been visible for twenty years. She is quite stout, florid ami very coarse looking, hut slio is still good naturcd and Avitty. Piety is a specialty of her ohl age and she contributes liberally to the Uotnan (,’hiirch. Her conA’oiL sation is clever ami interostiiig and Home of her anecdotes of the by gone days arc very entertaining. No one wouhl believe now that she is th<! quondam divine Fanny. Slie is, in api)carance, Avhat she always h.as been in nature—the earthly, the very earthly Faimy^___ Figuren Won’t Lie. The liRures showinr the enornious yearly sales ot Kidney-Wort, dennonstrate its value AS a medicino beyond dlsimte. It is a purely vegetable compound of certain roots, leaves and berries known to have spei-ial value in Kidney trouides. .Combined wltli these are remedies acting directly on the Liver and Bowels. It is because of this combined action that Kidney-Wort has proved such an uncquslcd remedy in all diseases ot tbeso organs. The Kullns Iiistiuut, [Chicago Tiniei.l The Second Adventists have set the fourth dny ol next November as the date for the end of the world. As this will be election day, it is uoi>ed the linal smash will bold on until in tlio evening, so wo can at least make a rough guess ut how the thing has gone. Tbs “Iloi’OH o«” Tqotju Powder,elegant, 15c, [N. Y. Sun.] What they call “nice service” in the Post Oflicc is the discovery of the OAvnors of what are termed unad-dresscd packages. FJvory day there is a great hamiMjr full of mail matter, tlic addrosscs of which have been either jostled off’by the rough handling of the mail pouches or which IiRA'c ncA'cr boon put on. The problem is to discover in the heterogeneous mass of packages and addresses which package Indongs to a particular address. One of tho mctluHls of discovery whicli Postm.astov Pearson has adopted is to sort out all tho Avrap-]K*rs AvJiich contain tlio address of tlie semlcr. . Each Avrapi>er or part of an address, or anything to identify the package, is enclosed Avlth a noto from Postmaster l*carson to the sender, a.sking a de-scri])tion of the article it covered, oi to Avhich it was attached, in onler that the rightful OAvner may get the projicrty. In this way many valuable things arc restoretl. At one time the carelessness of publishers of foreign juuriiuls Avas so great that a large part of the delivery was from tlio inquiry Avindow. Last year more than qOOO Avraiqiers Averc identitiud in Utis way, and about 5,000 \)ackagcs rc-ston*d to the oavtiers. In many cases, hoAvcvcr, research proved fruitless, and, for one cause and another, about 5,000 packages Avcnt to the Dead Letter Office. Every day many persons try to send through the mails tilings Avhicli are not maiiahle, such as hair oil, ointments, and other llqnids, explosives, grease, dead animals, snakes, vegetables, candy substances Avith had odor, edge tools, improtoctcd glass, tved-ding cake, &c. These things go straight to the Dead l.ettcr Otfice unless callod for soon. 'I'hc owners of packages of value arc [iroiiqitly noti-tieil that they Jiad better take their things away. In one tlay the foJlowing-namcd articles Avcrc received among the iin-adilresscd packages:    Wall    paper, watch cases, a flat piece of Avood^ Avheels, veils, a xiew of the Giant’.s Cau8»i\yay, a hady’s shoe up])cr, ty[)c, thread, a pipe, six sample’s of tea, a silk tie, a tidy, a spool of red tAvist, five spools of thread, a sheep skin, samples of satin, a spgp^-elo case, a rubber car spring, six hanks of silk, a paper of scroAVs, a pair of black sleeve buttons, a steel l>og, a Avooden roller, ribbon, a steel rod, a copper rivet, four finger rings, tAVO papers of needles, a napkin rin^, a manuscript sermon, a lucasurc, pair of mittens, lozcimes, four keys, two knives, a baby's jacket, a lady’s hat, a tlozcn Avatch hands, a pair of hinges, a cast iron hook, a pair of gloves, a white fichu, four electrotvues, a package of ultramarine blue, thirteen chro-inos, iron castings, china cover, 113 Christmas caitls, three Avatch cJiains, tAVO collar buttons, visiting cards, a baggage check, a rattan basket, a plush basket, shoulder braces, a Avhite satin boAV, a package of [lostage stamps, a [ihotograph album, a package of yarn, two razors, a child’s skirt, toy books, ►calico, buttons, sugar, coflce, hnttei*, pills, a shell hairpin, a piiicusliion, a gold lead jiencil, tliree gold ])ens, ladies’ photographs, an alllptor skin [lockcthouk, a breasti)in, a brass card plate, a mccrscJiuuin pipe, a ¡icn bolder, a stylographic ¡len, and a ball of Avbite yarn. Wedding cake is confiscated every day, and candy also. Not long ago a l)ox of candy addressed toa cliihl Avas found to contain |45 in gold, whicli Avas restored to tho OAvner. Among tlie odd tilings recently found have Imm!Ii a largo cactus Aveighlng one and-a-half pounds, a living horned toad, < olbriiig matter for adulterating beer, artificial eyes and teeth, cigars and Aviiie. A curious fcatnro of nnaddrosscd packages lately has been tho number yf ]K)ckct l)ooks found in the lamp [)0«t lioxes. It apjieurs that tho pick-[MX'kets have taken this incans of returning to their OAV ncrs Avlioin they have rubbed the valuable contents of |KM‘ketl)ooks, generally papers which are of no use to any one but the owner. The thieves in this Avay get rid of articles that might lead to their conviction, ami at the same time assuage the losses of the pockctbooks in some measure. They of course have no time to do up a package, but drop tho articles into the most convenient ^xc8. Money is often found loose in the Ininp-pst boxes and mail ponchos. .SupcTiiitcndeiit Jones, ot tbe Inquiry Department, shows with pride receipts for various stuns returned to the owners, varying from a $10,QUO check to a fcAv dollars. The check was put in an nnaddrosscd envelope. One poor boy dropped his week’s salary in by mistake, another dropped in $33 in an unaddresscd onvclojic, ami auothcr $500. To poison a well is ono of the worst of crimes. It is worse to poison Uio fonntuiii of life for one’s self ami for posterity. Often by carelessuess, or niisfortuiie, or In-Uerltance, this has been done. Ayer’s Sarsaparilla goes back of the symptoms, uicks up these impure smls from tlko blood, the vital stream, aud restores appetite, strength and health. _ _    _ The negroes of Jamaica tear off the husks of the cocoanut witih their teeth. The Boy Who Would ?!ot Co to Bed. Y<mi m.'ijr think him .n daiicc. But he l»cpo««J tiuit for once He mi„'ht hU up all niaht, or as long as k# plciis«<l; Tho niiive was in tears. With her niurmii-cii ‘'Mr cle.'ira’.*’ But only the louUcr and taster ho icaaeil. Overhearing the <tln. His (uthcr came in; “Wish to Bit np all night, John?” be thonght-^ fully nlcfl; “A’oii slutll have your request Till you’ve learned wc know licst. Nurse can go. 1 will stay at Itils naughty boy’s side.” When two hours had pn»«ed, .lohn grew sleepy at Inst Auil so tin^l tli.ut he' fe.nrcil he would fjll trom tili chair; But. attempting to go. llcanl liiti father’s stern “Nof Keep your hjhI ut tlte tuble. Vour nl.nrc, »ir, is there.” Oh! Iiow slow licks the clock, AVlth it* illckory do<-k (For bis fiither inaleU that he should keep wide awake), Tilt quite htimidy he said: “M«y I please to jjo to l»e»IT I’ve found you were right, aud I’ve ma<l« § inis take.” His fatlier said yes; And now you can guess If ever that l)oy did Hut same tiling again. No MTnton roidd prcmdi. No puiiiNhmeut le.ich. A IcsBon mure cieariy lliaii he learned it then. Now. Imys. wlien you’re told. That it’s Ik>i| time, don’t And Hiiy that y<m feel iu*t like keeping swake; hilling up all the uight Ihn’t Avicli a (lelignt. Just try It for once, an«l yon’ll own vour mistake.    —jSophie K. Easlmau. CURRENT FUN. The duty on silk hats has nothing to do Avith that on cartlionwaro, tliongh they are classed as tiles.— [Lowell Courier. A Japanese tvomaii dresses her hair only once in four days. I’hls gives the rest of the family an occasional glance at the mirror.—[Bismarck Tribuno. “Oiiida” stoutly dcTies that she has changed her religion. Might as well nsk a Hottentot to chango his clothes. “Ouida” has no religion to lay aside. -[N. O. Picayune. A fashion item says “undressed kids Avill be fashionable this summer.” Es[)ecially along the hanks of rivers, Avhere uiulrcssetY kuls may be seen any Avann day iu sumiucr.— [Norr. Herald. “Yes,” said the English nobleman, “I Avas disgusted with NeAV|H)rt. Why, there Avcre two other earls thcro Avhen I arrivtMl, ami Ididti'i tiegin to niono|)olizc all tho atioiition. America is bocoiniiig too overrun by noblemen.”—[Boston Post. ^An niicoutli-looking young man from the SandAvich Islands, tbc son of a niissionarv, was once rcqnestcil to nthlress a mission Sunday school iu Noav York. He began by asking, “Where do you sni>]H>se I am from, children?” “From the country, sir,” blurted out a rough boy in thccoriicr. —[Harper’s Bazar. An Indiana jury sentina written verdict of “Blodeto pews bi the biicr hustin.”—[Boston.ioiirnal. A Boston jury Avonhl likely liaAC stated it thus: Ilorresco referens. hie jacet the inolc-cirlul remains of one avIio ex|H*ricnccd tlic expansive and elevcting power of a fluid composetl of oxygen 1, hydrogen 2, Avhcii under the intlucncc of H. O. T. of 212 dcg.—[Chicago Iiitcr-Occan. Tlic National Tonii»oi*ancc Society arc, it is s.tid, about to ’‘Make Alooliol a Study.” They hehl a mecfing itj-ceiiily iu New York at tho rooms of tho Youiig Men’s Chri>tian Association for the [nirjiose of organizing. Our marine etiilor says that ho gave alcohol special study for six mouths, and that licforc his studies Avcre half through, he was not the sort of man to grace the rooms of a Y'oung Men’s Christian Association.—[Texas Siftings. Plantation Philosophy—Men may dig fur inoiitlis an’ Hue dat do goi’ ain’ dar, but Avhen dc Avootijicckcr digs a hole in dc tree, he aJIus takes out da worm. Itain’iülus dc silent man dal’s de smarle*f^ Do sheep doan’ make cz much ftt»« ez dc dog, but he ain’ got nigh ez mwrli soii.so. It takes one gmal pint in or niaii tor show np anudor. Widont de aid o’ gootl feed do tine blootl Avouldn’ shoAV nigh NO plain in er ho-s. Do etly-catcd Ibol is Avus don de one what ain’ edycated, for do ed\ cutotl one spile* a gimd piece o’ AVork, whurasdc oiiody-cntod one iloaii’ often nn’ertako a thing what lie kain’ do.—[Arkau-'UW Traveller. A Ilcinarkablc Time    Piece—“I wouldn’t take $100 for that watidi." ••llundretl devils! Why, it never was worth more tlian fortjf." “It may not be worth more than that to you, but it is to me.” “Family relic, I suplióse ?” “Not a bit of it. I’ll tell you why that Avatch is so valuable. Yow siH», it never keeps the correct time.’* “I wouldn’t have it as a nreciousgirt.” “Maylie you Avouldn’t, but I Avoiild. You see 1 am a traveling man. Pim traveling here in Texas all the time Avhere tho railroads never arrive on count. Noav, if I had a Avaich that kept correct time I’d bo left half tho time, but, thanks to this Avatcli, I’m moro liable to catch tlie train than I would bo If I hail half a dozen watches that could bo rolictl ou.’’— [Texas Siftings.    __ Tbe Turks bato Jeha Bull, but t»rv T’o Dr. Bull's Co.Hih Syrup

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