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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - October 23, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLI. IVo. 43.Oi:rVOI>TV^TI, THUM>m>^Y, OOYOBK» S3, 1ÍÍÍH4. I^er Year. “THE NECROLOGIST.»’ A TlioiiRnnd a Year Will Do. "Bemio, <1cur etiiiil.” mj fHthcr Mid, ♦•Fred. hM¡«Ju«t » thoonand a year; jlud reuts are lo^y and- markata to make, And how will yo« dnM, niy clear?” And I said to my heart: **l'h;a'« true; But love and a thousand will clo.” Mjr mother Mfch-'d in her stntoly way; “Hiic tainily are itoor ancl plain; Ko friendic. no wealthy conneelio is; < You have nothing at all to gain.” But I aaid to my heart: “It’a Fred., Aad aubudy else. I wed.” Mv friend Cecilio was drcadfiillv shocked, “fVhy, Ueevie! What, marry Vred. Gray? Tlie man isn’t in society. You are throwinr yoiiraelf away.” But 1 said to niy heart: ••lie’ll do: He ishivina and tender and true.’’ And erm mv kind brcjther .l:wk Thought "Fred, at a de^k, very well; But dreaclfnlly slow, wiiimut any ’go,’ Fit only to liny and to soil. lUii J eaid to niy heai t: "Never mind, Uc la clever and honest uimI kind.” rry th A tiMdimind a year will do; Awd he Isn’t mow, and lie’s plenty of *go,’ Aud lie'sKiylish rnouirh for lou; Ton know very well, wnoii all is told, Tisie love Is lie!ter than style or gold.” 1 oiarried my love and a tliuiisani a year, AmiI Mc’re liappy and rich to-day; •T« his highest aim the man 1 lovu IIas|^ilLati ly fought his way, If iwjirts have love, and aiv hrave aad true, UMiy''U iiod a thoiieand a y« ar will do. ^'OT£8 AND NKWS. duudaj gunning is against the laws of Mew York State. ”lt*8 SIS sure us n two-lieadcd cent,*’ is a Skodc Islsiiid snying. klr. Npurgeon employs si s| secretaries— •a« is u sliorlljund reiiorter. A me-lical stud«iit In Nashville was cracLHl at sight of a dissecting room. lluiinib:)! llHinlin is the oldest living stump speaker, having been engaged lu active {Kilitics since the days of Andrew Jacksbii. The Bcpuhlicuns of Connecticut have ooinliiatiHl shorUiiHiutil candidates for Congress in all the disiriets—Buck, Pine, Wait, and yoe. The city of Agu.as Calientes, Mexico, has «death rate ol fourteen to the thousand, while the City of Mexico has a death rate of fifty to the tbousuiid. General “Stoiiewall” Jackson’s famous war-horse "tJld Sorrel,” is to be exhibited •t the Murylund State Fair. Ue is now thirty-four years of age. A bill before the Vermont Legislature provides a uutiniy of from fifty cents to 91 50 |K‘i' hiisiiel tor    accord' log to the season iu whicii tliey are killed. A man iu Natiek, Mass., has an apple tree in his garden, the blossoms of which have no petals, and tlio kcimIs of which are at the end opposite the stem and plainly Tisiole to the eye. While oiling a dynamo machine at the Bealtb Exhibition in London on September 27, one of the workmen inadvertently tovicbcd it w ith llie oil i-an lie held iu bis hand and wusinstunUy killed. A subscription had alt oa ly been started of small sums to coin gold medals in honor of King lliimoert of Italy, when the Prefect ot Naples received uti intimation that Oy the Kiii4;’s order the money should hsi distributed among tlie siifl'orers by chilera. There are five loreign-boni persons In tbe United States Señale-one Englishman, one SootchnKin and three Irishmen. In tbe House there are twenty loreixn-borii persons—three Engllshmep, tiiree Seotoh-men, six Inshmeii; fivu GeriuaniL one Norwegian, uiie Brazilian and oue Canadian There is «small tree growing in «gulch ne«r Tusvarora, Nev., tbe foliage of wnksh «t certain seasons is said to be so luminous that it can be distiuvuisheil a mile away in the darkest night. In its immediate vicinity it emits sufficient light to enable a per-s«>ii to read the finest print. Its luminos-Uy is said to be due to parasites. According to tbe Samarski Gaxette there Is living in tbe town of Sysran, in Rusoia, an old man aged 127. His age is IiidubiU-bljr sttesti d. Ue was wouiuled In the oat-tle of Boiodino. and after ward entered Faria with the alllod nrmy. This veteran, wIk) is still in the poesessiuii of all his faculties, now subsists on the precarious charity of his neighbors. Van Kysselberghe, of Belgium, has succeeded in trausmliUug a tclegrsphto sod a telephonic message along the same wire at the same time. A trial of this has been Blade at the Antwerp Universal Exhibition. where concerts held in important towns in Belgium were hcnrd, tbe trans-Bslsaion being made w iih ordinary instrumenta along ordinary telegraph unes and with earth roturas. The Contemporary Pulpit, of EngUnd, recently took a vote of its readers on the iuestiou as to who are the ten greatest :nglisl)-S|>eaking preachers, and the follow Iiil'is Hiinounccd as tbo result of the vote: Canon ládilon, 2i)0; B. Snur^n, SP2; Joseph Parker, 21M; Alexander Mac-lonn, 212; Aichdcacoii Farrar,'iufi; Henry Ward B.ccher. IIW; Bislir p Magee, 150; Caiiou Kn x Littie, 110; B eliop Boyd Carpenter, 101, and R. W. m!c, 100. mm    ^1 “riio Htoiigii of Ikcspondency” In w h!ch you are wallowing, on account of some of those diseases | eculiar to you, madnme, and which nave robbed you of the rosy hue of healili, and made life a burden L) you, you can easily gel out of. Dr. Pierce’s ’•Favorito Pi escriiiUon” will free you from nil such troubles, and soon recall the roso-tiut of bcMilih to your cheek, and the elasticity to your step, it is a most pcrloi't specific for all tbe weaknesses and irregularities iiecuiiar to your sex. It cures ulueratiun, uisplaoeinents, ’‘Internal fever,” bearing down seusations, removes the tendency to cancerous affections, and corrects all unnatural discharges. By diuggisu. The Deadly Whip-poor-will. [Detroit Free Preui,] If a whip-poor-will sings under your window for throe successive nights you sre a goner. It has been trim] in Virgiuia and It kilis lemsbody every lime. BY JULIUS NOltlAC. [Althouirh it is difficult in a translation to convey the flavor which bc-loiij^s to the wit of that most Parisian writer, Jules Noriac, whose death was so lately regretted, the follow’ing scene taken from the collection of sketches and sayuetes, which he left to be published, will give an English reader some idea of his humorous style.] The other day I had the good luek to find myself in a railway carriage opposite a chariuiiig young woman with a well-bred, vivacious manner, Bwbo for a short lime was a complete enigma to me. Who could she be ? Not one of tJie up[>cr ten thousand —Jier gloves were too fresh. Women of that class do not wait nntil stepping into the carriage to draw their gloves on. They finish their toilette Itcfore leaving home, so that, spotless as the gloves are, they have already creased themselves into out linos of their tvell-shapcd hands. Not a woman of the middle class— the gloves were also too fresh for that. Middle-class women invariablv set aside gloves in wlticli to travel, gloves neither very old nor veiy new— gloves which have been once to ehiircli, and once to pay visits in. Could she be but most ecrfainly no. There was not a trace of anything equivocal about her; those gloves bad never taken a promenade in the Hois, nor a tour round the late; besitles, site dhl mrt insist mt your taking notice that she chose the carriage set aside for “dames settles.’' I went on pii/./ihig my ¡loor brains, trying to guess, and 1 could not guess. I'or a moment there came to iny mind that Tiingular apliorism of Bal-xac, “La I’cinnie d’un artiste est tou-jotirs line femme hoiinotc.” My Icllow traveler perhaps might j l)C the wife of an artist; only so many things arc changed since IJalzae wrote. Might she not be an artist herself? I abandoned the idea as soon as formed. No, she had none of tliose mannish airs allcctcd by women who paint, neither did she assume tliesen-timonUd pose of tliose who write. Weary of seeking, vexed by inv want of pcrsiiicuitv, I had to trust to chance to enlighten inc. The lady sat quite tranquilly, giving me no excuse for saying as much as ‘•for tlic time of year it is utiusu-allv warm.” At length the i>ortcr called out “Serqitiny ! Ten minutes’ wait; passengers for Havre and Uoucn change hei^*.” The lady seemed to become anxious. “Monsieur,” she said, snddonly, addressing me, “are we far from Lisicnx?” “About ten leagues, I think, Madame.” I answered her with my most agreeable smile. •‘Do you know. Monsieur, whether Ic Val kieher can be seen from the train?” “Monsieur (iuizot’s property?” “Yes, Monsieur.” “I don’t think so, Madame.” “No ? Oh, 1 am so sorry!” “You would have liked to sec the house of that illustrious man ?” “I would give ariythitigin the world to have a look at it.” “But that is saying a great deal.” “It is; but it would have given me much pleasure.” “Y'oii knew him, perhaps?” “No; I ncver saw him in my life.” “Y^ou must allow me to express sonic surprise, then, at an admiration more natural in an historian or politician than in a lady.” “But I don’t admire him at all. On the contrary, it is my opinion that Monsieur Guizot did a great deal of barm.” “Indeed, Madame!” “Well,yes; but for him the revolution of 1818 would never have taken place, and Louis Phillippo, or his grandson at least, would slill be oii the thrffiie,' and wo should all be quite quiet” “May I veiitnrc to remark that your view of politics reminds me qf that goml «foscph Prudhouimo who, you know, assertcil that if Bonaparte had been less ambitious, and, had been satisfied with romaiuing an artillery lieutenant, he would still bo sittiiiif on the greatest throne iu the world?’’ “Well I don't go quite so far as that.” “But very nearly.” “And then I don’t like Monsieur Guizot as a man; I have been told that hois so very austere.’’ “Yes, Madame ?” “Ami that is by no moans attrae-tivp, is it? And then his books —well, von must eoiifess that they aro decidedly heavy reading fora woman.” “May I be imliscreet enough in sucha case to ask why, having no sympathy with the illustrious deceased, you should feel such regret at not being able to see his house r’ “Most certainly I will tell you why,” and she added with an air of l>ewitching frankness—“it is because Monsieur Guizot’s was such an excellent death.” From simple surprise I became mystified. My companion noted this, and smiling, she went on: “Y’cs, Mouiicur. a very excellent death; it brought us a thousand francs.” “Oh, but that was very kind of him,” I replieil, I felt that I w.ifi getting idiotic. “A thousand francs, and perhaps moro yet. My husband was so pleased.” “Oil vonr husband was—” “Dcliglited.” “And very naturally.” “I should think so; for a very long time we had not had sucli a good death.” “Oh!” “Yes—for some deaths that iiroiiiiso very well indeed, turn out to be nothing at all.” “Ileally, really.” “I assure voii it hapi>cns just as I tell yon; eitlier they die suddenly, and then there is no time to projiare them; or they are six months about it, and then they are so very iiiucdi prepared that there is no longer any interest in them.” I looked at iiiy ftdlow traveler; her faei: was calm, her eyes limpid, her golden hair shining in the sun’s rays. She was ehariniiig. Nothing in her betrayed iiiadiiess; I drow back horrified, asking ni>self what could be the* ghastly business of this household which earned a thousand Iraiies by [irciiaring the selccteil «lead. A sudden inspiration flashed through my brain. “Yonr husband must be an embaí iiicr,” I exclaimed. And with the view of securing the go<»d graces of my pretty coni|.aiiioii, 1 addod, not with pridc, “I once liad the honor of being presented to J)r. Gaiiiial, a clianniiig man.” Tlie lady was in tits of laughter. I felt much embarrassed. “I am laughing ah youv mistake,” she said as soon as she was able to speak. “I sliall often laugh at it.” “Oh, I l)cg you not to refrain on my account,” I answered, wishing tiie earth would swallow inc. “My hnshaiid, I assure you, is not at all what you think. Monsieur.” “Oil, hut there's nothing objectionable ill the business.” “Certainly nut, and, to toll tiic truth, iny hiisband's business, in another way, is not unlike Dr. Ganiial’s.” “In another way ?” “Yes; my husband is a necrologist.” “I don t undorstaiul.” “A necrologist—a moral cinbalm-cr.” “I am more puzzled than ever.’’ “Mon Dien! but it is very sinqilc. You must have remarked that whenever a man of note dies all tlie newspapers i)iihli.-h on tiiu day of his dcutli a long article about him. Tiie iicxtdav another, and perhaps a thini. Tlie first deals with generalities; Ids birtii,his youth, his fainl1y,iiis debut in life, whether iu-politics, hcieiiee, literature, or art; tbe siiare he took in this or lhat affair; how lie became celebrated ; Ids last illness and his death.*’ “Ccrtauily, I have seen it.” “The next day tiio anccdofical article appears; the manias of the mnii—his odililics, sayings and cvery-tidiig of tliut kind.” “Just so.” “Well, in tlie tldiil, willi an account of the funeral, coinés in lilglier stvle a jiancgyric or tlic reverse. One ejieaks of the iiitlueiice he has had iu Ids <lay, and the article finishes xvith a few details of Ids life only known before to his most intimate friends. That’s tlio sort of thing, is it not ?” “Exactly.” “Well, has it never struck you how rapidly these articles ifiiist have been workwl up ami thrown oil’?” “1 must say that 1 have always looked uiKiii them as a real lour de force.” “Ah,but you were only half right; there is a great deal of tuiir, but little force.” “Mow ?” “Well, these articles whicli strike you as [icrfect 6[K)cinicnsof French fa-eility are iiiiproiii[>tiis worked iij> at leisure, like tiioseof Marscariilc; they aro prepared months—years boi’ore-haiid.” “Madame, I could not doubt anything coming from a mouth sochariñ-ing as y’oiirs, hut I may he pcriidttcd to express my surprise. ’ “Express all the surprise that plcjvcs you.” “How can it lie lhat”- “Wait; 1 ]nefcr to give you an explanation of the whole thing. I know it all from beginning to end. As 1 have told yon, my husband is a necrologist, and this is how ho sets about it. It is, I imifit allow, somewhat coinplicafeil.” ‘•Tliat 1 can roadily believe.” “When tiie ‘Dii tionairo Vajiareau’ np[)oared mv husband at ofico saw tliere was a iiiiiie of wealth in it. He took out all the summaries of those who hail reached llttv years, pigeonholed them, and postcil them iq) from day to day.” •’•Hut how iiigeidoiis!” “Each time that ho came across a fact, a detail, a pun even, reluiiiig to one of these celebrities, it was added ill its proper place; and dirccllv any oue of them fell ill, my liusbaiul took care ih.tt his account was posted up •to the very day.”‘‘Capital 1 Ciqillal I” “And it was by this that Monsieur Guizot was so complete, because he had (hreaiciied several times to have done with life, and that was wliy, afi I told you, bis was such a good death.” “Of course. I see now. And which arc the bud deaths, will you tell me?” •'Why those who die without beat of drum or sound of trumpet, M. Beule, now, went off without saying as inuch as *L<M»k out,’ so ho had to wait eight days through not being [lOStcd UD.” “Is it indiscreet to ask for what paper vonr husband works?” “But for all of them.” “How can that be ?” “Without doubt all tlic necrological articles are by my husband; he varies them according to the opinion of the [lapcr. He wrote four Guizot artich:s; one for tlie Conservative [lapcr, one for the Radical, one for the Lilicral, one for the Liheral-Coiisorvative.” “What a hapiiv iilea!” “Yes; and lie wrote a fifth for the Bonapartist papers.” “Is your hiiNbaiid (lie only One who does this sort of work?” “Also! no; he lias several rivals, altliongli none of tlicin liave tlio iiia-tei ial my husband has to work from.” “He imisi make a good thing out of it?” ‘‘All, if there was uo dead season, then ” “But there is always a little current llowing, isn’t there ?” “The Aeademie Franc;use and the Institnt—yes; hilt they are far from being all profit.” “Why r “Oh, there are so few of them celebrated.” “Of course. 1 had not thought of that.” “To say nothing of there being so so many—quite uiisympailieiic, and ilieii lliero is so mucíi ill luck. Bu-i-aiiie, for example; he ought to have broken his neck a hundred times if hill no—come wliat mav, Ba-zaine always raii^-M llj “May 1 venture to ask it this iiiter-esting professiuii was your husband’s discovery ?” “Well, not quite; the real discoverer. tiie inventor, as M. de Fay would say, was Jules Lecomte, tiic cliroiiicler. When Rachel, with a weak lung, was sent by the doctors to Cunnes, L<ocomte thought she would not redirii, and he [in’pared his article. The “.South of France” doing nothing for her, tlie great trageiliciiiie was seat to Egvpi. Jules Lecomte continued iiolisiiiiig up his memoir. At last she (iiod, and ]^>comte, who was one of tlie first to hear ot her death, took his artiolc to the Figaro, then but a small paper. M. de V’illeiiiessaiit caught at it at once—he never telling twice—out eaiiio the liH, and Li'comte received 5d) fraiies. Jouviii said to Murger, ‘My fatlicr-in-law is mad!’ And Villciiiont, who was then gelling hilt a liiiiidred francs a month at the Figaro, slirickeil, ‘Julcs Le-conitc, the rufliaii I’ “Well, the Figaro struck off 20,00i) copies. Nobody could believe in such a siiw-css. My husband, who was a friend of old BrcgamI, the porter at the Figaro oflh-c, had the story from iiiiii, and directly Miuiiglit that soiiic-tliing was to be made out of it; so he left the till trade, which hart ottered iiiiii a very limited horizon, and coiii-nieiieed at once his present profession, wliieh is now a really paying concern.” “1 can easily believe it. And have you any goutl deaths in your^ eye at present ?” “Tliree or four; but, you know, with tins sort of |>eoplc one can never count with certainty on anything— great men are so bizarros I” “Blit genius has its prerogative.” “Yes, 1 don’t say to the contrary; only,you’ll allow it must be very tiresome.” We had Just reached Tronville. The lady prepared to get out—took her little bag, her eti tout cas, her rug and hercloak, on which she threw a glance of dissatisluctioii; and then meeting my eye, and mistaking the look she saw there, she said: “It is iny waterproof you arc noticing. Ah! if AI. Thiers had consented not to hang on so obstinately this winter, I should have Imd a tuV cloak lielbre now.” Well, she luis her fur cloak by this time.—fTeniplo Bar. A Famous Gud. [Live •ak iHm.) Io;lter.| 1 have this day seen the gnu tliat fired the last shot fired and killed the last Indian killed in the savage war that ended in 1842 with the Soiiiiiioles of B'lorida. It is an ordinary looking double barreled shot giin, and al though it has been in a most coiislaiit use since 18-10 it is capable of doing w)od service yet. It was made in the iiays when honest iiiateriul was used and woi'knien gloricrt in their work. The stock is ol ash, as solid as ever, only the silver esculelieoiis worn oil’. The barrels were originally forty-four inches long, but eleven inches were taken off when the gun resumed its peaceful dulies. It has travelled all over the splendid hunting grounds of this section of tho Stale, fnnii the rivers to the gulf, through dense forests scarce tracked by hnnian steps, has stopped the graceful deer in his startled leaji and halted the savage bear in Iiis upward climbing.— ■ I—I    , Ij)rd C’hesterlleW, the pink ofpoliLuess in bis day, said that a true should be always suaviter in modo, fortiter iu re, which means mild in manner, stronjc ill action. This is precisely the ebaiucK r of Aid’s Uathurtio Pills. Nothin« ope-rates so mildly aud yet so powerfully iu le-•novluf disease. John W. Harrison was appointed H‘> ceiver of the Carbondalo Coal and Coke AN ENGLISH WEBSTER. Tlie Marquis orBalUliiiry in the House of Lortis. fCor. Boston Coniniercial niilleltn.] A very big English gun is my lord, Ihe Alurqiiis of Sali.sl)ury. He is today a Daniel Webster in English politics. Opiionents style him a |H)liticaI wrecker, and ch.arnctcnze him as haughty, bitter and arifitocratic; yet all concede Ida snr[)assing abilitie.s, c.spccially as a parlianicniary debater. When Halisbnry is pitted agaiii.st Gladstone—aud wdieii are they not pitted against each other?—wc have a contest worth looking at. I saw Salisbury ill the lioiisc of Lords; and in wandering through the inagnificcnt rooms of his grand old baronial hall, Hatfield Hon.se, his face, with the fuce^ of a long line of his famous an-co.storfi, looked down u[Km me from tlieir walls. This man is idolized— almost deified—by a wide circle of Eiigiish Conservutivcfi; and his re-wptions at the great Conservative rallies in I’arlianiont out of session are groiid ufi'uirs. Stately eumiiiittccs meet Idm, made up of flic most powerful lords of the district; and horses are dragged from his carriage by men who consider it an honor to take their places. His speeches are strong, eloquent, full of will, life and living interest. Not long ago he held forth to a rally of many thousands at PlyiiKMith. In front of the Imlcony from which he harangued Sliuks|>eare spoke tliii.s in letters of blue upon a gold ground: "Lift up thy noble brow, irnowncu Aii'l w.tli II (tifiii iH-art heave away Ihij storm; I'ur Imimr.'tblc n-w;iie.. ami uefeiisc. Cric* out upon the ii.nmc of Salisuury.’’ It was from this balcony tliat Salis-hiiry littered a peroration in defense of his course on the Egyptian question which po.sse.s?,es a burning eloquence hard to iii'ateh anywheic. “I stand in a town which has witnessed and been partner in the glorious dceils of England for centuries hack. You have seen the greatness of England built up a.s it were brick liv brick. It has cost many sacrifices, the pouring out of iiiiich precious blood, the sqnan-dering of abnndaiicc of treasure, aud tho supreme efforts of many noole ininds- n.‘ J'“‘* i»ii«giuo tli'At this Is a mere chimera wo have followed all these centuries, as wc arc soiiictiiiies told ? Do you imagine that wc should be the England tliat we are if our forefathers had not done (he deeds which we admire, and which 1 am now exhorting you to imitate? Do you think that if you had never coii-ijuerod India, or if you had never resisted Na|H>leoii, you would be a happier, a mure peaceful, a more prosperous, a more contented Nation ? [“No, iiOj no,” and cheers.] It is no mere chimera that you follow. No doubt the liiipul.se wíiicli leadsmen to heroic deeds, and which leads {loople to great exertions and great sacrifices, is not founded on caicululion ; it is the [iccu-liarity of heroic seiiliineiit.s and noble eliar:icters. But it is a false pliilos-ophv to say that it is a thin ami shadowy sentiment. 8eiitiiiiciit it a noble thiiig in itself. Sentiment ill itself make men better citizens-the iK-lief lhat they belong to a great empire, with great traditions, wiili great ho|ies, oriia-iiieiitcd by distinguished iiaines and splendid exertions, that lielicf, 1 think, makes every citizen himself work Ik’I-ter in his own sphere, and iinpres.ses and purifies the national character by which we all exist. But it docs more than this. Undoubtedly wc should avoid uiiytliing like an iiiMiecessnry, ,intermeddling, artventiiroiis policy. But yonr empire, if we mean it to live, iiiMst grow, must steadily grow. It it ceases lo grow it will begin to decay. [Loud cheers.] That empire rests not merely on the vain-glorious sidrit of a hollow iiiiagination, but it rests upon the sound basis of tlie ex-teiiNioii of intercourse between tlio civilized and the miciviiized [lortiuii of the world, and it is tiic loiiudatioii and the necessary condilioii of lhat coiiiiiierciai [irospcrity and of that industrial activity whhh are tho bread of life to iiiillioiiH of our people.” _ Crusaiii;; flie Atlaiiiie ill the Air. (Interview with Aeronaut L<»xncll.J Asked Ills opinion as to tho worth of certain nnfiilfilled promises on the part of Amoiiciin iioroiiautH, Mr. (’ox-well rcniai kcd: “I never pay much rogaiil to these stories of Yankee origin—they are generally so outrageous as to be lieyoiid belief. But,” he went on, “as to the crossing oí the .Vtlaiitic in a baHouiq I think it is l^o^s¡blc. I am not, as were the .Vinericaii ucroiiaiit.s to whom you refer, a lielievcr in the existence; of a fiirrciit at two miles high which would carry the halloon across the ocean; 1 di^l)rovcd that notion at tlie time it was so persistently propagated, for I showed tiiat uji to two miles there existed uniformity, and that if any preference at all was distinguishable on tbe part of the wind, it was iu the direction of north to south, instead of from west to cast. Still, if the requisite amount of money was available, I hold the feat ol crossing the Atlantic possible. 1 would, however, have no sensationalism attach to the attempt. The ridiculous part of tho American schemes has been th« advertised deteruiinatiou to depart ou a certain day. If I were to undertake the enterprise I would get a large, sound silk halloon, equij» it carcfullv, and choose a proper niumoiit for de-jiarture, changing the time of sailing from day to day if the conditions of the atmosphere did not serve. I think it could be done.” When at an earlier stage of the conversation Air. C’oxwcll was asked, “How long can ga.s lie retained in a balloon ?” lie had replied, “No balloon has ever gone over a second sunset. I Avili tell yon wliy,” Jie tveiit on. “Tho uienient the sun goc.s down the gas condenses and you get through the night better than the day. But the next day, in the prc.sciioe of the snii, the gas expands and you mount to groat clevafioii.s, hut every mount the halloon makes cripples its power and it is only a qiic.stiou of hours, if not iniiiiites, how long j’ou can keep nji. It is the loss of the eterjial ‘king of day’ which is the mischief. If an aeronaut could have forty-eight hours of night he eon 111 travel a great distance.” Air. Uoxwcll had also mentioned that the highest rate ot speed he had ever atUiined, even Avitli a strong wind hlutviug, tvas eighty miles a» hour. Alolininiitcrtuii Women. [('«iifltuiitinoplc I>4:Ucr.] By the Koran every Miissnlnian is entitled to four haiioiinis or wives projier, and no more. Why this par-tieular iiumher was fixed upon by Alohaiuuied is not directly in evidence, hut tradition has it that the I’rophct’s fourth wife had a mind of her own, and gave him to understand that she would make liiiii a very vision if he vciitiirort to dream about a fifth. The olrt gcntlcmaii discreetly aiinoiinced a revelation in accordance w’ith these views, and no .Miissulinan has ever had more than four wives to this day. But no limitation is [lilt on the iinnibor ot odalisques he may have. Since they have coniinontcd leaving their faros uncovered the most iilciurcsrpie view of Turkish women is from lieiiind. They slill wear the veil, hut so loosely that the face can for the most part be seen. From tho back, however, there is nothing visible but the wliite headdress and the graeoful folds of the shapeless feredje, which envelops them to the knee. It is a vantage (loint, because it leaves a space for poetic imagination. There are French women Jiving as odalisques in many of the Avcaltliier lia-roiiis; and, possibly specimens from others of the Soiitlierii nations. But there arc no iieniiaii or English Avoinen, so far as known. With the large majority of native leiiiales tho lircvailiiig tint is yellotv. Nine out of ten of lliem are iiigooii-toed, and all the blondes have frei’klcs. They never wither and dry up iu groAvIng old, as do the nations to tho North and West; but fatten and groAV oily, developing ridges Avhcrc there ought to be hollows, groAvlngat the edges and settling in height, untii at early Avomaiihooil they have no more sriajsior figuro tiian a Hubbard s<iuasli. If I Avere to have my choice OÍ the Aviiole invoice (says a corrc-suondent), I .diould take an Ahyssin-iaii brunette. They arc diviiiclv tall and slender, ami black as tho ace of spades. They dress iu pure Avhite, and tho black face and red lips against the Avhite settiug of tlie bunions, give an etteet that is as enchanting as a picture. The only fault they have ahoiit them i^ their legs. Tlieir ankles are about as big around as rolling-pin, and it is ankle all tlie Avay up to their knees. The leg is set exactly in the middle of the foot, which is very Ioav and fiat. Tills Afrii’aii trademark is, as I havo said before, somewhat of a blemish, and tends to loAver the quotations fur tlieni with some i>eople. On tho street the Avomen are models ot proprictv. They never s|>eak to a man on such occnslons, though they will stare at a foreigner Avitli a siiiiiilc and childlike curiosity. A smile is not hard for a stranger to obtain, but it is given not HO much ill co4[iictry as to AVorryUie guardian eunuch avIio accompanies tlie smllcr abroad. IManees arc al-loAved to Avalkjogcthcr, and it is tho eorreet tiling for accepted lovers to serenade tlicir diilciiieas in tho evening Avith a guitar. There has hron tlio same loosening of rigidity of late years in the matter of Avoincn going abroad alone as in other lines of TurkÍHh conduct. liore oil • Taclir. I JoveU her with a Iwrcthat ni.ule The heat nt ninety In rtic shadti Heeiiiwl cool iM*siile it; I hlimheil whene’er i hcnr.l her name, Ann Ahe. oiinerviiiit ot my flame, ' Did not deride it. But, on one most nnliicky d;iy, AVo lH>th of UN wen: iiAked t<» ¿wy On iHuinl the "Lily ;’’ I knew ’twas rnsh of me, hut then When they’re in love, the wisest men Are often silly. We dined, we dnnced on moonlit nights^ And went in boats lo Me tlie sights; I do not row, so I sat Within ilie «tern, .ind there, I felt, despite the fresh sea air, Extremely "so-k).’’ On bonni the yacht, too. I felt «lean, And vainly racke<t niy aching head For extn venation;' The while n rival «ttwitaud strung W oubA hover ronnd her all day long. In mtoration. • One cjin not coruNcate or shine When fe«‘iing fur too ill to liiiio: The yacht’s gar motion Hade luu more bdioiis, and he, Aly battwl rival, lo«e«t the sea. The horrid oco.tn. I knew ahe could not love a man Who. when he went to £ea,beaan To look so yellow; I id «<» he cslaly wooed and won, While I was outcast aud undone--Unhappy fellow — [lAmdon Punch. CVIIKKNT FUN. l*illai;iii;i; l*«:et‘4. [New York l.oiu iierctal Advertlscr.| Three mcinhcrs of the British no-hllity Avero arrested at Hot Springs, ill the YelloAvspme Park, chargetl Avith defacing tho natural scenery. They hud been ilirougli the Park, and when they came hack they Aveic load-i‘d doAvn Avitli specimens, Avhlclitliey had clipjiod off from a arioiis curiosity lodges anil proiMised to cany away Avith them. The result of the exaini-natioii Avas that tho titled gontlcineii Avere convicted aud wore compelled to [lav their linos. —    '" ■■ '■ ' Mil m —I    '■» Young or nilildle-ageil imn siiffcrln¿ from iiervons Uebillty, loss of memory, Iircinature old ugc, «• tho result of bad liubits, should sond three letter stamps for illustraUHl book offering sure means of cure. Address ,World‘s Disi eusaiy JJed-ical Assouiatiou, Buffalo, N. V. At Elizaberh, N. J., three young men were killed by a train while walklug on the truck. Uuideutiüed. Dr. Sage’s .Catarrh Ib-nusly cures when every other so-culled remedy fails. '‘Chiiieeo know more about charging than they do about fighting,” marked the man as he paid bis laundry bill.—[N. Y. Journal. Professor Young has discovered some ncAV Avriiiklcs on the face of the |>laiict Venus. Nodouht siie is grotv-iiigold.—[ijOiveJI Courier. Some physicians say firo is the best disinfectant, Avbile others claim frost to be. Ill the nicnntiiiic Bob Inger-Holl sits on the fence and smiles.— [Brooklyn Times. Astronomical research is the most popular and geiief tifie Avork of the age. Et ^ days some theatrical managcr diteov-crs’ a iieAV star.—[LoAvell C'itizcii. “A Lady” Avrites to tJie editor of a medical journal, asking what Avill prevent stamiiicriii''. (Tnc way Is lo keep the mouth shut. We sAispeci siie never thought of that.—[Norris-tOAVu Herald. A CuiiJoruia man ciaims to have seen an animal half dog and half alligator. We strongly snsjiect the same man suav Iavo avIvus and tAvo rolling-pins Avhcn he got homo that evening. —[Burlington Free Press. We notice that there is a great deal more said in the papers about “photographing the sun than about photographing tho daughter. Aud the daughter generally makes the hand-sonic.st picture.—[Norr. Herald. Rubinstein is engaged on a comic opera to be called “'17ie Parrot.” If only he would Avork in a monkey somewhere with the parrot, every-IxMly Avho ever heaixl the (lOpular anecdote would want to see the show.— [LuavcH Citizen. “No,” said the merchant, “I don’t advertise uoav. I used to, but I got eoinpletely tired out Availing on customers. tíiiiee 1 stop(>ed that advertisement I have had a continual v«-citioii aud been able to discharge tAvo of luy c’erks.”—[St. Alhuiis Mease iiger. The run-ofi'-Avith-father’s coachman mania seems to have had its day, and alter a few liealiugs and two or Uiree Avccks’diet of cold potatoes the at«-rloufl brides will apiwar at the front door with tears iu tiieir eyes and a case of divorce in their pockets.— [Detroit Prcc Press. An agricultural journal prints “A (Jure for Bark Lice.” If bark lice are attacked w ith the cholera, or yellow fever, or Hinallpox, or some other dangerous disea.se, u man it a fool to attempt to uure them. Ho thould give them Homcthing to ha«ten their death.—[Norr. Herald. Postal card* are useful, but their use be carried to extremes. The dentist gets hims^t over a p >stal and AV rites: “Dia* khklam: Your teeth arc done.” We hair niaii writes: “Mudamrt: Your wig is ready.” The optician grins an4,scraAvlM:“Mr«.—— I will scud youf glass eye to inoD row.”—[CourWir-Jounial. The lloj Kiiirw. {Inirltfsi'le.J Tavo young jhu'^oiis, bearing tho oiitAvaid seiiiMaiioe of Avoiiien, aro quarreling in tho street. Pulioemau—Noav then, stop this roAv, both of yaii.” One—Thise^yaturc in.sultcd mo. The utiier—That’s false. Sho began it. The inevitable .sti*eet iMiy—Youmay take her Avord, policeman. Ijook at (he size of lier mouth. Trutli, you knoAV, ahvuys conics out of a well. Freni IN atli’a Door. Aluny who weie thought by pliysleiaua and friend* to bo at death’s door havo l»-« restoi'OAl to their fumlliea and to ruuiparo-live good health by the new VitalLlug Treatment of Dra. Starkey A Palco, 1100 Girard «tri<;t, Pbilauvlpbia. The uuraa in eonsuiuptioD, catarrh, neuralgia, bronchitis, and vuriuua chroniu discaeea, ar« tndciHl nondcrful, and am attrauting wid« attention. Nothin:} lika It ia knowo In inedleal iiiatory. If you have an inu>r>iit iu kaining all about this new Troaiiuvut, writo m tb«-ui, aud paniphlots ana report* of coats will bo promptly uaoiioJ.

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