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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - September 4, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLI. -TVo. 3G.OIXCIX1VA.TI, THXJ»Sr>XY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1884. #1 Pei* Year. Gone. [Youth’s Con iMinion. I ‘ The flhndow of a tent I suw, Aloni< the ilopina fian<l. Á tunl u|)on a iieaillHtiii liiah— That bulwark of tbo laud. By day I heard the campers laufh; . And when the cTonfná f-tiir £hunc sort above the sea’s dark nm* i^ike lighthouse lamps afar— How Jubilant the sweep of song That buret from out the tent, ▲ song to which the roaring sea Its base deepest uuding lent. To-day that tent is gone! It left No trace uuou tlie sand, A lonely sky Is overhead: Below a íoiiely laud. Ami yet the eamiiers’ song goea on; It soiiikIs along the shore, * 1 hear it iu tbo suowy surf That breaks in wild ujiroar. Is life a tent, a transient tent, Do not weoftcu say? A 8hn<lnw on the stretrhlng sand, 8o swift we pass away? To night 1 sit alone and hoar The I ougs my dead did sing. Ami 11 niiiie cars their voices clear Will never cease to ring; The song of deoda by aouls that went l.ikc saints iu gurinenis white; Ol honest s|»eceh, of highest aims, That sought and found the light, Oh, vnnishc.i tents of pilgrim Uvea, So transient by the te i, W hat lliough the singer must oaaa on? The suug ebali slay with me. B. A. BaMD, NOTES AND NEWS. The hay fever eeanon has bcgnn, and the Wlilto Mountain region echoes with the Bill ducd sneezes of the victim of that mys-tei'iuus nialiuly. How funny things work around! Sin brought clothes into the world, and if it W' re not for sin nobody would go to cbnreh. for bad it not been for sin there wuiild Imj mo clothes to show there.—[Bos-t >11 Traiibcr pt. ¡Senator Bayard is enjoying to the full the sa'eels of private liie. lie was fouud by a corre*>|>oiiilent the other day on a pilot boat at Norlolk, Va., in his " shirt sleeves, spniwbnltnil on the <L‘ek reading Guizot’s “History ot Civilization.” A Connecticut woman sued a married man for $3.j for “making the match” and baking the wedding cake, services whish elie perl’ormett at tlie request of the man's wife before marriage, for which the bride exi«ctuiic pio>nisi*d to pay. Stanley Africanus is reported to be as strong and uctive as ever and just now is eaijoying himself with the drives and good diuners of Ostend, with no desire to go in se.nrch of lir. Schweinfurtli or to devote hJme.lf to tlie relief of Gordon, Aurelian Scholl has rounded no less than ten journals during his thirty years’ career in riiris, and has fouüht nearly twice that mimlicr of duels. His llrst engagement waison the Nulac, a little bonlevai'd sheet priiiteil on gntta percha and sold at the public bath house. In the shop of a boulevard pastry oook In Paris, a young masher qnestioued the freshness of a tart. The sliopkeejier was touched to the quick, and remarked severely : “I made tarts,young man, a good while beloreyon were born.” “I don’t doubt ¿U” was the reply, "and this must be one of them.” A Michigan justice of the peace wants to turn an honest penny by performing marriages, and has issuetl the followiug “card” in a local paper: “Marriage ceremonies {lerfornied at all hours of the day or night. Especial attention given to claims of soldiers who were frigUlened or d sehiirged during the war. Office hours from 1 o’clock in the morning to midnight, stiuidard time.” “1 never saw Sheridan in battle,” said an old soldier in «.'hicago last week, “and 1 was Oil the other side in the war. But I would rather see him than any man living. 1 knew him thirty years ago, when be was in Texas, The bovs on the frontier used to ride a good many miles to liear a certain httle lieutenant sing Irish sougs. He was a sprightly fellow, uctive as a cat and the best song-and-dance man tlicre was at that duK on tbe frontier. He could beat any mull 1 ever beard at an IriaU song. That lieutenaut wasl’bil. Sheridau, and 1 would like to hear him sing now.” A Sacrileicioua Pan. (New York Siin.J “My i’car, diu you bear that Deacon 8. fell asleep during the sermon last Sunday ar.d tumbled out of his pew ?” “I (lid uot,” she said. “Ves, it's a fact. The deacon is a very lucky man.” “\Vli> ?” she asked. “Bocausc when lie fell out of hit pew he ■trm k aisle, you know.*’ Tiieii she looked at him, and tbe more she looked the iiioie uncomlortable he got. Finally he could stand it no longer. “Mv dear,” be said numbly, “I beg your pnrdo'ii. A iclifirioiis matter of that nature is not II lit subject for jesting.” Don't AVenr Ciimbersom© Trusses w beii our new method witbout uss of knife, is guaranteed to permaiieiiily cure tbe w orst cases of rupture. Send two letter Blam|is tor references and pamphlet. 'World’s f)U|>ensary 3iedical Associatiou, Butt'.ilo, N. V.TH£ GHOST. BY 0. O. Jobn Sexton, sentenced to be banged ficptcmber y, uas been placed iu the Lex-iiiirtoii (Ky.) Jail lor safe keeping, lie was convicted of murdering George Row’-den in Kucx Couniy. Sexton asscrU bis iuuoceiice, and says his life was sworn away by his father-in-law, who hates him because of trouble over a mortgage. His lawyers are moving for an appeal in fail case. Greenvillk, ex., “Was attacked with severe kidney (lit-case. Hunt’s [Kidney and Liver] Remedy was advised, and one bottle completely cured me.”—Cbas. H. Alexander .Foreman Dve House, Bbetuekct Mills. '“I will certify to the truth of the above.” —John A. Morgau, Druggist, Greenville, Gonu. *,And so, John, you are appointed as a li«rht-house kcciwr,” said my sister-in-law to me one day when I was taking a cup of tea at her house. “Yes, Jane,” I auswered, ‘’and I think I shall like it very much. They tell me there is not much to do except the sitliiig up o’ nights, and tliecleau-ing o’ the glass, and so on.” “Well,” said my brother, who was in a gooid situation in a ship-huilding yard, “I don’t want to make you uneasy about your uew berth, John, but 1 have heard tell of some rum things In them light-houscs. Dreadful dreary work, I should say it were, sitting all alone in the lantern witli storm raging outside, aud not a soul to speak to except your own self.” “Ilut I shall not be all alone as you say,” I returned; “there is always raoi*c than one kecixir at a light-huuse, aud jHuhaps I sliall be sent to one of the nice stations where you have your cottage and bit of garden.” “Well, anyhow,” said Tom, “I ho[)e you’ll like it I only goes by what I hears froin my mates, and some of them tells queer tales about the poor chaps in the liglit-housos.” It was some days after this conversation tliat I was ordered to go to the Trinity Wharf, Bhickwall, to be iii-stiucted in the management of the light, and to learn some other things about my duties. I attended re<íularíy for some time, aud at last l>ecamc pi*clty clover and knew all about the lamps and the apparatus and was what they called a “suijernumerary” keeper,and was supposed to be ready to go oft' to any station where a keeper was wanlcfl. As tlicre are so many stations round the coast, you can nndir-stand that it is very necessary to keep a reserve body of men to take tlic place of keepers taken ill or leaving tJic service. From supernumerary I might be promoted to assistant keeper, and from assistant to principal. These were niy prosjiects, and I thouglit it was a quiet, pleasant life, and I might think now of proposing to my little Mary that we sliould be married as soon as she'pleased. W'hcn I mentioned it to her she said she thought the life would be rather lonely, but was willing to be married when I pleased. When I went as usual to the Trinity Wharf the next morning, I was told to prepare myself ft) start the next day to the ^Menai light house, in the place or a man brought on shore raving mad. I was much shocked at hearing whose place 1 was to lake, a;id very disappointed at the sudden interruption to iny intended wedding. I was told that the station was a pretty good one, that there were cottages for the keepers a little distance from the light house, which was built on a rock someway from the land of the northwest point of the island of An-glcsea. I made the necessary jirepar-ations, bade an affectionate farewell to Mary, promising to write often, took leave of all my friends aud start-c<l the ucxt morning. It was the middle of November, bad weather and raw cold I experienced on my journey; but I arrived safely at tlie light house after two day8^ traveling. The Trinity superintendent met me at Holyhead, accompanied me and introduced me to the principal keeper, saying, “Here, AVilliams, I’ve brought you a bran new hand; treat him kindly, and show him what light house life is.” “Ay, ay, sir,” said WMlliams, “I’ll look after him.” With these few woi-ds the Superintendent left me, and I found myself alone with the principal keeper. ‘•You ain’t a married man, I suppose,” said he to me. “No,” said I; “worse luck; I was going to get manicd in a little while, but I can t now, I suppose.” “If you take my advice you won’t just yet,” he remarked, “for you may be shifted about all over the country for all you know tor a year or two, and you cau’t carry á young wife about with you.” “Arc you married ?” I asked. “Oh, yes,” said he, “I have been married thirty years; hci*e’s my wife coming out. This is the new assistant, Lizzie,” he said to an cldcily woman who had come from one of the cottages. “I'm glad,” said she, “that some one else has come; for though we wci*c obliged to scud away poor Jones, yet it came very hard oil mj’ husband to have to keep watch all night, the last few days.” “What was It, do you think, made him go mad ?” I asked. “Why, you see,” replied Mrs. Williams, ‘'lie was took with a leligious fit, and was always thinking he should go the had place, and then sitting up 111 the lantern at night he used to brood over it, and get excited and friglilencd at his own thoughts. He used to sci-eam out sometimes dreadful. We could hear liim all this way from th« light house, aud then my bus i/l'hTl'TlkCd'To -go »¿i»u «rwitir ■hYVii and try and calm him. However, he got BO bad at last that we had to hoist the signals, and a boat caino off from shore and took him away, and very thankful we were when he went.” Williams then asked me if I would go to the light house with him aud have a look round. 8o we walked along the narrow bridge for a gootl long distance, and at last came to the rock on wliich the light house was built. He showed inc what there was to do, and said he would take the first watch that evening and would call me to take my turn at 12 o’clock. We went back, aud lie showed me my cottage aud left me to arrange my i-ooni as I pleased. Now I was left to myself I began to think over what we had been talking about, and certainly I did not feel so comfortable as I could have wished. “Poor Mary must wait a little longer yet, I am afraid,” I thought; “it won’t be pleasant for her to run about with me to any station to wliich I may bo sent. Ah* well 1 I don’t fear but that she will put up with it until lama little more settled. The thouglit of poor Jones haunted me. What a fearful time he must have had! Heaven forbid that I should ever become like him. But it was not wise to encourage euch unpleasant reflections; so, after going to Williams, and saying that I was tired with the journey and should turn in, I went back and lay down on my bed. The distant roar of the ocean kept me awake some time, but about 8 o’clock I dozed off, and dreamed about MaiT with tearftil eves, and of madmen shouting and gibing; and through all my tlrcams there waa a moaning sound, which seemed to harmonize with the melancholy of my sleeping thoughts. King-ii-ding-ding-ding close to my ears put all iny dreams to flight, and 1 starteil up in an excited and perspiring state. I then rcmcmhcrcd that was the signal for me to get up and take my turn in the lantern; so I an-stvcred by tw’o rings, to signify I was stirring, and throwing on iny clothes, I went out of the house, with heavy eyes and a sleepy head. The night was very cold, and I i*an along the bridge and found Williams waiting for me. “You have not been long,’’ he said. “Now mind, you must be very careful with tlie light, especially if it should want triiiiming; but of course von have learned all that at Black-Wall.” “Oh, yes,” I said, “I know all about it.” “Well, good night,” said Williams, and off he ran to have his night’s rest. The light was burning very brilliantly. 1 walked atiout, and looked carefully at everything. The wind was very high, and the waves were making a fearful noise in dashing against the rock. I then went down into the watch-room and took up a book, aud tried to read, but somehow my ideas were all of a heap, and I eon Id not make head or tail of the Arctic voyages, which the book described. Then I thouglit I would write to Mary, and I found a pen and iiik :but there was nothing but a newspa-j)er to write on, so I was obliged to give that up. One o’clock—oh, how slowly the time passes! I went and looked at the light, and thought I would have another try at the Arctic V'oyagcs. I read on mechanically, and began to have some indistinct notions about a floating iceberg with a light inside which required constant attention, and it was the duty of some madman to look atter it, and somehow that madman was mvsolf—when thump came something which made me jump clean out of my chair! What was it ? Everything seemed the same, except thetiiiie, which had started on twenty minutes. But the noise— what could it have been ? It seemed like a tremendous bang on the door; but nothing was there. What was it? I came over in a cold sweat. Vague ideas of apparitions aud spirits crowded into niy bewildered mind. I thought 0Í many sins—I repeated the Lord’s jirayer; and fluding that my fears were not realized, and nothing further hapiiencd, I began to recover my comi)osurc; but still I could not account for the noise. Three o’clock. I read tlie regulations over and over, till I knew them almost by heart: “Good light to be kept from sunset to sunrise. Instant dismissal of keeper if found asleep in his walch. Instant dismissal of keeper if the light goes out in his watch through his inattention,” etc. I walked about for some time, and at 4 o’clock went up into the lantern and trimmed tlie lamp. I was leaving the lantern to go down into the walch room, when I was startled by a violent blow against the outside of the lantern glass, and my eye caught a glimpse of soiiHdhing white. Again niy heart was in my month. My brother Tom’s words flashed across me—“that his mates tell queer tales about the poor chaps at the lighthouses.” No wonder poor Jones went mad ; something more than religion was the cause of his going out of his mind. What can these blows and noises mean? It was a very wretched time for me. These strange sights aud sounds, the whistling of tlic wind outside, and the noise of the dash of the waves against the rock; all this, combined with the blackness of the darkness outside and the perturbed state of my mind, made that short time as miserable to me as any I had ever experienced in my ritc-i''TO*'Worse, i wa» alone—Williams fast asleep, no doubt, and I without a soul to seek sympathy or consolation in my frightened ignorance. I went into the watch-room and walked round and round uniil 5 o’clock, and gradually became a little more composed. I began to reflect u|)on the re8]>onsibility of my position and how much depended ui)on my maintaining the liglitin good order. I went into the lantern, determined that nothing, neither ghost nor anything else, should frighten me again ; and that I would do my duty resolutely, and not care a rap for all the uoiscs. I must say I felt much better all the rest of my watch; but, at the same time, I could not account for what I had seen aud licard. Neither noise nor any other interruption again occurred; and it was with considerable pleasure that ot last I saw a dull gray glimmer begin to make itself apparent, and streaks of morning light to break the som1)cr gloom of the sk}’. When the day had fairly set in I put out the light, drew the curtain of the lantern close, and hurried out towaixl the cottages. I liad a few hours’ sleep, and after-wai-d met Williams, wlio asked me how I got on in my watch. I told him the cireumstanccs that had occurred, without oniUting anything, and gave him a vivid description of my feelings; aud I concluded by asking him if he ever exiHjricnccd such things, aud what he thought they were. “Instead of sympathizing with me, I was astonished at his bursting out into loud laughter. At last he said: “Come with me and I will show you the ghost that frigiitened you.” I followed him to the light-house, and went outside the lantern, and there, on the floor of the gallery, were two large sea-gulls appureiitly dead! “This was the goblin,” he said, again laughing. “This kind of ghost very often troubles new keepers, es-])ccially on a dark night; the birds lly with all their might toward the light, and come bump against the lantern glass, and are oftch killed. As to what you said about the clock starting on, let me advise yon to be more careful in future and learn to keep your eyes open, for actually, if I were to say anything about it uj) at tie house, you would be dismissed ft’oin the service.” I thanked Williams for his advice, and though I have had many watches since then, and have ■married Mary and am stationed at a pretty place on the south coast of Enjfland, 1 have never been so frightened as I was the flrst night by my nocturnal visitors.   ..... The Stingiest Man iu tlio YVoyid. [Rye Beach Cor. Cliioago Inter Ocean.] The old man who drives the stage over here is the stingiest man In the world. He always collects his money at the start, because several years ago a passenger from New York or some-wlierc died on the way over, and the old man never got his fare. He doesn’t propose to lose another fifty cents in that way. Passengers can do whatever tliey like for all he earcs, but he pro[)oses to get his money before they do it. They say he used to keep a livery and feed stable, where farmers wlio came to town pnt up their liorses and fed them. A shoe factory failed at Haverhill, and the old man went over there when they sold the assets at auction. He bought a wagon load of shoe pegs, brought them home, and put them in an oat bin. When a farmer put up his horse the old man would give the animal four quaits ot shoe pegs and cliarge fifty cents for them. It was a dark barn, and the owner couldn’t tell them from oats. Of course the horses wouldn’t cat any, and the farmer would get scared because they iiad lost their apjietites. The old man liada mixture wliich he recommended in such cases, and which he had at fifty cents a bottle. It was harmless stutf, and was made by stirring up thistle tops or somelhing of that sort, but it had á great reputation, for the horses would be given a dose before tlicy started, and anotlicr when they got home, and, having had nothing but shoe pegs all day, they were hungry enough to cat their own heads oft’ by the time they got a taste of oats. The credit of the apiietitc was given to the incdiciuc, of course, and tiic old man got a big reputation as a horse doctor, and made a mint of money out of his thistlc-top soup until the slioe peg business was discovered, when he quit the livery business and went to driving stagoi Appetit© and Digcatloii. "With few exceptions, the lirst eflects of the new Vitnlizlnjj Treatment of Drs. Starkey &, Talen, 1109 Glrord street, Thlla-delphin, is an improvement in appetite iiiul diffestlon. A change in the whole personal apiienniiice soon follows. The skin grows clearer, the eyes brighter, the moveiuentH more elastic. TJiere Is a sense ot lightness and comfort. The chest begins to c.\pan(( and the weight to Increase. All tiio de-pressed or sluggish functions of the body take on a Iietter action, and there is a gradual return to a mure healtliy condition. It the Treatment is contiiined, and the laws of health curelnlly observed, restoratiou, unless the physic.il system is too far broken down,will follow in nearly every case. All desired inlbrmation in reg’ard to this leaiark-able Treatment will 1m* fui nislicd by Drs. Starkey & Talen. Write to them,and your communication will get a proinp*. lesp nis',*. L'Enfant Terrible. [Bos'on Globe.] A lady, residing in the suburbs, has a small boy, who, like many of his species, fthows "tt flícñleSf^propenslty to pick up words and phrases not adapted to polite ears, With these he occasionallv startles the family, and is es|)€clally apt ’to do so, of course, when visitors are present. A gentleman caller recently asked him some trivial question, when be turned on him and said: “Did you speak, or did a cahbiqje head bust?” Exit boy, iu company with his father. TURKISH WOMEN. Their Styles of Beauty and How They Are Now Treated. [Constantinople Cor. San Francisco Chronicle.j The Turkish women are lower iu the scale of social and mental cultivation than their fair sisters of other nations; but their status as compared with that of Turkisli men is as good, if not better than that of their more cnltivated sisters, when comiiarcd with the males of their own country. To tell the truth, the Turk is as b.adly henpecked as could well be imagined. The good old days when he could quietly strangle a refractory wife, and drop her into the Bosphorus to be buried at the State’s ex-jKuise, passed away a quarter of a century ago. Since tlieu he lias been too dejected to assert his power, and as a result tlie women do very much as they please. Tlicy stay in or go out, ramble about the thoroughfares alone, ride in the horse-cars or caiques, gossfj), study, read and frequent the baths] much as if they had no lords aud masters at all. But, in point of tact, there alwavs has been a [laradox in the rules of conduct laid down for Turkish women. The forced covering of their faces in the streets aud the strict ness of the lines of social intercourse throw a mystery around their Ireatineiit that has had much to do with making it seem severe. But, on the other liaud, there is probably no nation in the world where the woman is so jealously guarded in licr rights of life and ju’ojicrty and so liberally protected against her husband as in Turkey. By the Koran every Mussulman is entitled to four haiioums, or wives [iroper, and no more. Wliy (his particular nuinber was fixed on by Mohammed is not directly in eviileiicc, but tnulitioii has it that the Prophet’s fourth wife had a mind of her own and gave him to uudurstand that she would make him a very lively vision if he ventured to dream about a fifth. The old geutlemaii discreetly announced a revelation in accordance wJrnirró86 viflW'8;'fliid flriiiuggffTiHCT less lie sings again. There lias been tlic same loosening of rigidity of late years in the matter of w’omen going abroad alone as in other lines of Turkish conduct. To read the old statutes one would think the lines very hardly drawn. Thus in the time of Mourad III. the women were forbidden to wear bright colors, or ride in a caique without their husbands, and if a woman was found on the streets alone it w as the duty of every good Mussulman to stop her, reprove Iier aud order Jier to go liomo. How BtieGnt • Huaband. [Daily Journal, Ogdcnsbiirj;.] A somewhat romantic story, in which a well-known lady, whose first name is Hcrmic, is the heroine, and a young man named John is the hero, c.aine to the cars of a Pittsburg Leader re|K>rtcr. TJic lady referi’cd to is now married, but at the time the story 0|)en8, on last New Year’s Eve, she was a blooming maiden whose afTec-tioiis uj) till 11 o’clock of tlie night in question were unpledged to any person. The story goes, and its authenticity is guaranteed by sub-scijucnt occurrences, that the young lad}’ had remarked shortly before the Christmas holidays tJiat any yonng ’niaii of her acquaintance w ho, at 11:4.'i o’clock on the niglit of December 31 would make a proimsal of marriage to her, she would accept. When slie made the remark, in the liearing of one or two of her acqu.iintaiices, she was under the inipres.sion that slie would never have to make good her promise, as she had not the faintest idea that any jierson would be visiting her house at tliat time of tlie night. The remark made by Miss llermiceaiuc to the cars of two or three young men from dilVercnt sources. They did not ac<iuaiut each other with their intentions, hut they must Jmvc .'ill been of the same iniml. as !):;K) o’clock on the evening in question found tJirce of the maiden’s admirers in the parlor of licr homo. During a easnal conversation they had among tliernselves they found they were all there lor the same pur|>o'se, namely, that of remaining till 11:45 o’clock, and then ju'oposing to the young hostess. She knew of this, and was in a dilemma as to how to act, but a plan occurred to her, aud she determined to state it to the young men; so she arose in the 'iwWift; Mnl,‘*wttti .rsirtiLftnniifti idt-Hw A Lay of Lsiwii Tennis. [Boaton HermM.] When the level lawn is greenest, AnU tlio sunlight glisU*ns «bcenest, IjO she fct.'iiKlit; While the game is just beginning. Thero’s the rocket |>oiHed for winning in her hantio. She is (Uintilv athlctie. She is very energetic, in the set; See. she's just rctunicd a twister, That was nent by her sister, U’er the net. She is great at Renshaw mashes, 'Tie a stroke that rather rash is— All the same; Rut her pretty little mímeles Arc quite equal to tbe totsJes Ol tbe game. Ilappr he who stands beside her, And is privilegcti to guide her As she niays; 1 rouhl do that ulcavaiit duty To this Ainacouian bcautv All wy days. As I wsU-b her garments flutter There ore words I tain would utter, But Tra dumb; For she's tcnutn-iimd, und never From her racket M-ema to sever, When I coiue. I must take my chance while playing; Tliere is dangér in tlelaylng: I'll confide My devotion so unswerving To the Isdy when Tm serving By her aide. Not all Atalanta’» paces W hcii she rail her (ainous races. Were more fleet; I.ike Mllnnion the ol Ion, I'd cult the apples nolden At her teel CUKltENT FUN. has ever had more than four wives to this day. The Sultan is tlie only man who¡8 not bound by this rule. Every yc.-ir on his birthday he is pr^ciitcd with Í new wife—a sort of annual reminder, as it were, of the vanity of his position. The divorce laws of Turkey would make an Indiana lawyer weep for jo}’. Incompatibility and mental suffering arc thorougbly legitimate grounds for complaint. The plaintilf has only to apply to the Cadi, and be is obliged to hear the case. No witnesses need be produced. Defendant and plaintiff give individual testimony, and the Cadi pronounces judgment in favor of the one he thinks has lied the least. The law favors the woman, however, and they are the ones who commonly bring complaint. A man is obliged to sujipurt liis divorced wife until she marries again, and this system of “taxation without representation,” as it were, does more to insure a wife’s sujiport and safety from abuse than any direct law could do. Since tlicy have commenced leaving their ifaccs uncovered the most picturesque view of the Turkish woman is from belliud. They still wear the veil, hut so loosely that the face can for the most part be seen. From the hack, however, there is nothing visible hut the white head dress and the graceful folds of the 6lia])clcss fcredjo. It is a vantage point because it leaves a space for poetic imagination. Nothing but Ignorance, or the fact that their faces were formerly a matter of speonlation hc-canse covered, can justify the wild laudation of the beauty of turkish women. The national type of beauty runs through all the clianges from Circassian blonde Abyssinian brunette. There are French women living as odalisques in many of the wealthier liouseholds, and possibly specitncMS from others of the southerii nations. But there are no German or English women so far as known. With the large majority of native females the prevailing lint is yellow. Nine out of leu of them arc [ligeoii-tocd, and all the hlomles have freckles. They never wiihcr and dry up in growing old, as do the womcli of tlic nations to the north and west, hut fatten until at early womanhood thev have no more shape or figure than a Iluhhard squash. The Ah) ssiuiau brunettes are tall and slender and black as the ace of spades. The features are clearly cut aud regular, the eyes liquid ami the li[)S red and full. The hair is black and wavy, hut somewhat coarse iu liber. They dresH iu pure white, and the black face and red lips against the white selling of the huriioiis give an eft’cct that is enchanting as a picture. Fiances are allowed to walk and talk together, and it is the correct thing ^or »<TOA{Jted fojvj'rjto    . their dulclneas in the evening with a guitar. Tills Utter custom seems to he in the nature of a final test ot the strength of the bride’s attachment. Certainly, from what I heard, if she can stand her betrothcd’s music with composure, there are few trials as hud that will coinc to her in alter life, un while, said; “Gentlemen, I am aware of the ohjoet of your visit here, but as 1 can’t acccpi all of your oilers of marriage the best way you can do is to match i>oiinieH, and the winning one is to remain here till the time comes lor making the proposal, which I said I would accept.’’ This plan was carrleil out, and Jolm was the lucky one,and at a quarter ot an hour before the big hell rang out the old and in (lie new year he proposed, was accepted, and jiHt a little over two weeks agt) John and Hcrmic were married, the two losers of the penny-matching game acting as best men. ConkliiiK's I'hans^l Dciiieanor. I Washington Post.] Now that Mr. Conkling has got from under the whip and spur of jio-litical endeavor, and is not constantly impelled by his friends to make the “greatest cll’ort of his life,” he seems to be leading a very comfortable, gentlemanly and in other ways profitable existence. He recently joined the Manhattan Club, the fifth club he belongs to in New York, and is making an easy $25,000 a year at his profession. The stern, ambitions, reserved and thoughtful Conkling of other days is said to have given way to as bright and genial a man as can he found in New York. Let ns he just to tlie man beside whom, intellectually at least, every other living Republican politician api>ears like a pigmy. Were not many ot Senator Conklin rs atrabilious attributes, his supercilious disdain, and intolerance of other people’s opinions, to be charged to the account of Washington Conkling? Thu cuisine of the capital ÍH a com]>03Íte structure, built up of some of the best of the French school, some of the Gorman, which is all had, some of old Virginia, never tire of saleratus biscuit, and grease iu the frying pan, aud much that is most detestable in the Yankee way of suoil-ing eggs, aud concocting rank and indigestible dishes delusive to the eye, dcce])tivc to tlio palate and a deadly snare to the digestive organs. The stomach may not bo the scat of the soul, but the road to the heart and soul, and the health ot tlic brain, lies through it. Beneath the assuasivc iulluencc of good food, well cooked and well served, Mr. ('onkling has dcvelo[M*d into a belter fellow and a better lawyer than anybody ever before thought him. Ho Hud a Trailo. j Uuuzh Nulea j “Will you leuil me a quarter until 1 get a chance to work at my trade?’’ asked uii oiiion-eycd, spavined speciiueiiol humuiiity of a clerical looking gontleiiinn yestfiday. “Have you really a trade?” inquired tlie gentleman. “Ob, yes, slrl I wouldn’t iiiipoae on such a gotxl man mb you,” replied the traiap, AuId>'«.Iu>a</lJEcr-Alic coin, Well, my I'rleud, you Bceni to bo honest. Now tell me wiiat your trade is.” “I’m a Huow snoveler,’’ said the hummer, as ho made himself Hcurue. A eeiuiine horned frog was caught in the Buwling Groen, Ohio, cemetery. “Buchu-palba,” Great Cure. Kiuucy and I’riiiary A man with a cast in liis eye—* trout fisherman.—No matter liow fond a man may he of teetering around, he never likes to SCO saw.—[Texas Sitt-ings. A cholera patient soon gets well after being assured that there is no |)i'oof that cholera ever ajipcarod in India prior to A. D. 1200.—[Conricr-Journal. Some one says that the most direct way to some men’s [lockethooks is through tlioir stomachs. The doctors evidently discovered this some time ago.—[Yonkers Statesman. “Princess Nobody” is the heroine of a new fairy talc. She onglit to marry one of the boariis dukes who come to'' inVTii'' coviiifrv’' for rlcb American girls.—[New Orican» Vicvxyuwo. . Sings a seaside poet: “Alone my lonely watch I kocj).” You are lucky. Man with the threo gold base oalís kec])S ours more than thrcc-halfs of the time.-rBurlington Hawkcyc. An attempt was made a short time ago to sinngglc whisky into Iowa in tin prayer hooks, but the very fact of an Iowa man carrying a volume of that kind aroused suspicion.—[Boston Post. If a man wants to take the trouble he can come from the depot with a fail aud a linen duster, and look as if he had been away enjoying himself with a fire company.—[New Orleans Picayune. Little Nell: “Oh, mammal you niussent let the baby lie in the sun.” Mamma: “Why not, pet?’’ Little Neil: ‘‘Tans, it’ll melt.” Mamina: “Melt?” Little Nell: “Yes; mine did.”—[New Orleans Picayune. Tlic natives of Stonington, Conn., say that it has never rained there on the 10th of August for 101 years. As a consequence the present male inhabitants of that town take advantage of that day in each year to black their boots.—[IjOwcII Citizen. An exchange says patched clothes are honorable. According to our experience it is all owing to whether they are patched before or behind. In the latter Instanco they are only honorable when worn by men whose work is strictly sedentary.—[Through Mail. “Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get her j)Oor dog a bone ; but when she got there the cupboard was bare, and so her poor dog had none.” It is suspccted that the boiie^ dressed up iu one of the old lady’s costumes, had gone out for a walk.— [Boston Transcript. A Wi ll-SelotjtiMl Text. [Bnrlhi|{toii ■awkeye.] A minister in C’Dvelsiul rode to churcb last Sabbath on a bicycle. As he swept up to the sacred editlce, a large Newfounrthind dog belonging to the s<‘nior doacm came luml)eriiig out to greet the nastor. Tiio bicycle struck thecauinc bead uu, uiiJer a fulibead of steam, a:i l run liim down with a snock that could lie ]tla!uly felt with the naked eye. The reverend iook a header, and jainiuod his hit'll silk hit douu over bis ears so tight th.it lie had tocawl clear through it ti) get out of it. i'lie seattered t'aves of a seveii-hoMdsermoii flew around the avenue like a ttaesiH»g'cal snow storm. The dog made Rome 1w»vl with his wails, ami attracted a crsapfl of 3U0 people. The parson’s coat wss■split down the h ick and his troupers i ip|M.*d across the kiiees. He piiiiu*ii up the kiii'cs, and lie hud to near a pei»per and salt sackcoat t'le sexton Daned liini. When he up|>cared in the pulpit in tliis garb the conm-galioii sniiien, aud when he iiniiounccd his text, 2 Kings xii. Ü, “But it was so • • • the piiests had not repaired the hreaclies”—there wasn't a dry eye in the conventicle. I’KRFKCTION.—The Scarlet, cardinal retl, navy blu(*j^s<*al brown, Diii!noiHl__ Dvfcs give ¡icrfect resufls. Any I'aslmnmiile color, Bk:., at druggists. W ells, Rkhsrd-6011 & Co., Kurlingtou, Vt. The laying of the pipes for the Water Works at Lexington, Ky., began Wednes-day' My husb.mil (writes a Udy) Is three times th# luou since usiur “Wells’ Health Kenewef.”

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