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OUR NEW Y01IK LETTEU.
THIS IS THE CAMPAIGN OF BANNERS,
BADGES AND BUTTONS.
A Sudden Clmii;-ii l J Hot No Moro I'oka
filnlk niul Coon Shins, No Moro llurU'
Horns mill Hickory .ilrit Klegiiut Do
signs In Hllli, liory, llrwui nml Kimmrl.
Nnv Yoiik, Out. a Whon tlio civil war
iliegnn, ns nil of in romeinlier who wero then
old enough to notlco things, thcro wns n
great breaking out of colors; thcro wero
Hags an nil tho public buildings niul on ninny
private houses; thero nero llttlo shields or
robotics on nmiiy coit fronts, nml nil Rort.s
-of patriotic ilovlcoj on onvolox. Uuo might
hnvo said Hint tho nuwj of tho population
was mddenly nlllleted with n sort of red,
whlto und bluo on tho brain.
I'AINTIXO DAKNGIt rOUTHAITS.
It Imd its good effects, too. It stlnmlntcd
tlio ftplrit of patriotism nud undo tho na
tional colors twin tho emblem of something
mora renl than had before appeared. Hut
tho politicians Boon mIzciI on tho trovnil(nj
Immor nud turned it to their partisan uses;
.mid nil nt onco Americans uwoko to tho fact
Hint tho old campaign symbols wore obsolete.
.Nowadays fow voters oven remember them.
Ko moro "coon shins"' nud "roosters;" no
moro party distinctions In tho choice of hick
ory or poplar for ling poles; no moro buck's
horns for Buchanan, poko stalks for Jmne.i
IC 1'olk, or carvel hlc.orynut badges for
"Old Hickory" Jackson, How queer somo
of tho old banners and badges would look
now I Thcro was nn Ohio Democratic cam
paign paper with abroad pictured margin
n continuous Uuo of dead coons hanging by
tho tails) Thcro were many Whig papers
headed with n flnrlng picture of n coon tear
ing n rooster to pieces. Tho Democrats re
versed tho situation, ns tho lion In tho fnblo
said tho lions would do in tho stntuo if they
mnilo it; and In tho Democratic jollifications
over tho victory of 1852, ono banner in nl
most every town represented tho coon tri
umphant on n pllo of feathers with somo such
legend ns: "Tho last battle is fought; tho
coon is dead."
In tho exciting campaign of 1850, in tho
western towns tho long lines of Democratic
delegations from tho "out townships" used to
como in on farm wagons and ox carts, nud
high over eacli vehicle, perched on a hickory
polo, waa pair of buck's horns, or n jwko
.stalk, or a rooster, sometimes n real llvo nud
crowing fowl, but of tcner a painted tin iml-
tatlon. And nil this hns passed nwny, nnd
with it much of that devotion to persons, to
party leaders, which went far to mako am
bition virtue Wo hnvo becomo too rich to
uso roosters nml poko stalks; wo must hnvo
costly bauuors. Thoy come high, but wo
must havo them.
Ono who walks down llrondway In thews
days will havo to pass, ovcry third or fourth
block, under a vast bnuuer stretched from
tho tops of tail buildings, nud bearing tha
names of candidates; nnd tho samo U truo of
tho main street of almost every town or
hamlet in tho country. It is well worth
whllo to visit somo of tho sliopj where theso
immenso banners nro made. They nro
usually bhops whero ordinary signs are mndo
in ordinary times; but extensive arrange
ments nro mndo nml u lnrge force put nt
work for tho campaign. Tlio ge.ieral syste7.
is ns follows:
Tho immenso canvass usually of un
bleached muslin nfter being feizsd with oil
und lend, is stretched on n high wall, nml
from twenty to thirty men nnd boys work
on each job. First tho "boss designer" marks
out lines nud portrait in faint crayon lines;
then tho tlnters go over it, ono with red, an
other with pink, nuothcr with vermilion,
nud bo ou. Last of nil comes tho expert nml
dos3 tha blending. Tho result la a "Harri
son" or n "Clovelaud," with n "Morton" or a
"Thurman" nt tho other end of tho banner,
which look fairly lifollko when far abovo the
spectator, but terribly coarsound greasy near
at hand. In tho broad light of day tho por
traits nro not specially attractive; but at
night, when glimmering in tho blazo of bon
fires or illumined by tho torche3of tho pro
cessionists, the red and yellow Hues mid
Bpnccs of tho candidates' faces tube- o: n sort
of wild beauty, which fires tho soul of tho
KMOCRATC CANOlOAUSlI PROTECTION "I '
- - --va fr.Rjn1r?it'sT!m'Wl'
It would ssem from the industry in manu
facturing badges that millions of men want
to "tag" themselves this year. There Is tho
llttlo bandanna Bilk flag, n portrait, to bo
worn ou tho lapel of the coat. It is about
threo inchai long ami souiowhut narrower;
nud Now York dealers report tliat the Bale
has nlrcad,v run far luto tho hundreds of
Tho Republicans also havo n small silk
flag, with no portrait, but n brilliant blue
square in tho corner studded with pearly
whlto stars. Roth theso uro extremely
In doslgu, by all edda Cxo most elaborate
Democratic Imdco ii of' dellcnto gray silk,
thrco Inches long nud half ns broad. At the
top arc medallion portrait of Clovelaud nud
Thtn-mnu, In tho middle a rumpled ban
danna with a horso shoo In tho renter, nud
nt tho bottom tho Whlto Homo. Tho first
nud Inst nre printed; but tho bandanna is
"raised" on tho silk In dollcato red threads,
tho horsoshou Is left blank except tho red
sHts to ludluato tho nnlls, nud shconnd stars
glisten through tho red silk with .Sim effect.
It Is designed to 1 pinned fast at tho top, niul
to tho point Itelow Is attached n dollcato tas
sclof tlio finest red silk. Tho design Is that of
a genius, tho printing -id working in of tho
bandanna nro excellency dono and tho effect
is strikingly handsome.
Tho Republicans hnvo a very similar de
sign, tho (Kirtralts nhovo nud White House
below being printed; but In tho place of tho
bandanna is n handsome bluo scroll spangled
with silvery white stars, nud in the center
tho figures "1S88." Over tho candidates
in bluo Is tho wonl "Protection," and goner
ally ttio finish Is blue, while that of tho Demo
crats Is red.
"The Moonstono lladgo" Is nn nrtlstlo tri
umph, nnd has been adopted by tho Now
York titocl; ICxchaugo nud Hoard of Trndo
Democratic nud Republican club., nud by
ninny other organizations. It Is cVnlmed to
bo n fnc-slmlle of tho real moonstone, show
ing tho various colors nml tints. Tho de
signs vary, the main ono being an cngle with
pin attached, nud pendant portraits of tha
It is only in medals nud buttons that tlio
old politician teen anything to remind hltn of
tho stirring campaigns of 183; nud
1810. There Is, of course, nn at
tempt on the ono sldo to reproduce
somo of tho enthusiasm of 1810, nud on
tho other to typify grent party achievements.
Ono collecto? hns nlready gathered speci
mens of thirty-two kinds of butt his, nnd Is
ou tho track of several more. As l&M was
tho year of pamphlets many hundred copies
ao still found in prlvnto collections, though
ns many moro wero nover preserved nnd ns
1810 was tho year of monster demonstrations
nnd proewsloiis with "log cabins," so 18h3
bids fair to go Into history ns tho year of
badges nud buttons. And will the future
Olbbon pore over these iudlcoj nnd puzzle
his brain trying to recall tho spirit of these
In looking about Now York to sco how
theso campaign materials nro made and sold,
I find abundant evidence that there Is "a
heap of human nature in n man," nud that
tho manufacturers nro hero for business.
They hnvo n peculiar Instinct for finding tho
visitors' politics, and I rather congratulate
myself ou having got ahead of some of them
ou that point. It Is their harvest now, nnd
many n painter, small designer nud carver
no doubt withes that tho campaign could last
all winter. J. 11. 11KAUI.U.
ELI COOPER, LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER.
Ho Was tlio l'lntt to Draw lteln on tlio
Iron Homo In Amerlra.
Special Col ropoudenco.J
Rosto.v Oct, 8. Many locomotives In
theso days travel sixty miles mi hour, whllo
n fow travel nt tho rate of seventy miles. A
speed of eighty miles an hour is said to hnvo
been occasionally uttalued. To tho people of
this generation, who think nothing of travel
ing over country ut such n tremendous
siKsxl that thoy can't count tho towns ns they
pass them, pulled along by magnificent, well
proportioned, powerful locomotives, one of
tho lumbering, 111 shupon, ugly masses of
iron used as locomotives fifty years ngo
would Bceni very ridiculous,
Thcro is such a one in the National museum
nt Washington. It Is actually funny.
Tho boiler is low down near the ground,
nud bulging out nil over with Iron warts.
Tho evolution of tho locomotive is a flue
study a btiuly growing more and moro in
popularity nowadays, wheu nearly everybody
knows something about tho iron horc.
Tho first locomotlvo imported into America
was bought in Manchester, Kiigtnud, of tho
Stephenson company, by Kirk IJoott, for tho
i Boston nud Lowell Railroad cororatlon. It
arrived in America In ISM, mid for conve
nience of transportation had been strlpicd ns
far as possible. When it reached Ronton
It was placed on soveral boats of tha
Middlesex Canal company und druirn
to Lowell. With tho locomotlvo caino ft
planer ami tools for building locomotives, and
as soon as patterns could bo prepared a new lo
comotlvo vt as com
menced. Tlio im
ported maclilno was
put together nnd
named "Tho Steph
enson," In honor of
Tlio first eugliio
made nt 1 Dwell
was named "Tho
Patrick," after tho
president o f tho
rluk T. Jackson.
threo or four days
before tho .Stephenson
tnauo lt.i trip,
Tho litcphenson weighed
eight tous, ami had four wheels with outsldo
conncctloun. Tho boiler hail U.l tubes,
which wero small nnd inteudod for burning
coal; but In using wood they becanio clogged,
and in order to clear them out tho locomo
tlvo wasstopiKsl and tho fireman cleaned
thorn with a long rod. The coach which
was used in tho trip was a small niruir, with
Bents at the bide. Tha first trip was mado
from Lowell In June, ISJi'i, mid tho tllstauce,
tweuty-slx miles, to Hoston,madoin soventy
Eovcn mluutc3. John Rarrett wns tho first
conductor, nnd Ell C'joper, whoso portrait is
given horowlth, tho engineer. After running
four years, "Tho Btcphomon" was put in tho
mnchluo shop nud inude over by lill Cooper
Mr. Cooper Js now living in Woburn,
Mass., nt tho ago of Si. Ho wns bem in
Stockport, England, Dec. 10, 1801, and caino
to this country with his parents in 1800. In
1S21 ho went to Lowell, whero lio learned tlio
machine trade, and worked for tho Locks
und Canals company, tho Lowell machine
shop nud tho Dostoti nud Lowell Rullroai
corporation. 11. 12. P.
Strain on tlio Heart
Every year tho vacation season claims Its
quota of victims. Many who have becomo
somewhat eufceblcd,ly long confinement mid
close attention to tlio calls of sedentay oc
cupations rush away for a short holiday nml
endeavor by systematic over exertion to
mako up for tho inactivity of tliopast months.
Every year brings its sad warniugs
of this folly in a record of fatali
ties, whllo tho cxpcricnco of mat prac
titioners shows Act more clearly that this
ovcibtralu is followed by prolong. Illness.
Tho circulatory nud respiratory hyutems
work hand in baud, nud rebel against any
ridden disturbance of their ordinary routine.
Tho danger Is always rcutest wliun, In the
presence of any cardkio weakness, tin ex
ertion demands an arrest i-f respiration In
moments of intense nervous excitement tho
breathing is frequently, uucousciously stop
ped nud tho btrnln upoutau enfeebled lic-ut
then becomes vory severe. Emotional ox
citcmont necessarily produces, palpitation,
nud tho fixation of tho thorax then 1l'j to
tbodilUcultyattbo moment when tho biort
ii at its weakest. Loudon Lancet.
CHOICE UEM3 OF FRESH LITERATURE
Newsy Notes Irom tlio World of Writers
New Hooks unit MiiKiitluit.
Hkpiatint Novki.tikh; n Holiday Houvenlr.
llostont I.eo & Hhepanl.
Among tho holiday souvenir which will
soon make their nppenrnneo to delight tho
tasteful purchaser, nono will surimss In ex
qulsllo nttrnctlvencNM tlio ihlnly "Hoplntlnt
Novelties" which nro to Ihi published by l,co
& Hheiurd, Ronton. Buch popular writers
ns Dinah Maria Mulock, tho distinguished
nuthor of "John Halifax, aentlemnn," and J.
Paulino Hutnter contribute to Its pages. Tlio
Illustrations will be cserhilly line, and In the
Ut. style of tlioni-U Miss Muloek'H trllmto
to tho great day of the year Is Urn equal in
merit to Charles Dickens' famous C'arol.whlle
It appeal to the religious nud kindly imnlltlrit
of tho heart Is nt onco foix-eful ami tender.
ThonitlHt, In her orlglnnl eiulielllshment of
the poem, Is In harmony with tho nuthor.
One of the sw eottst of tho verses, w hlch nro
appropriately Illustrated, Is thlsi
Moil reuje, iiiimi-iiiiiiii'ii,
U't imtliliiR you nITrlKht,
Kor .loius Cli 1st your Hsvlnur,
i'ns born tills hnppy idKht.
Phai.m koii Nkw Yka'h Kvk; by Miss Mu-liK-k.
Roslon: Inu"t Bhepnrd.
In MUs MulockV "Psnlm for New Year's
Kvo" tho same high iioctlestnndnrtl Is renchisl
nndtholllutitrntloiisnro equally ns ehnste.
Tlio artist catches tho Inspiration of tho poet,
nml Is exceedingly happy In her ciulicllislt
mentot the subject. Krom the oK-nlug Hue
to the benediction, thcro IIowk n eonstnut
stream of graceful nnd npproprinln decorn
tion of tho timely vorsoM or the girted nuthor,
lullfellko llowem. In Joy Mis ihiglng'ho
"old year out and tho new yenr In;" In sprays
of foliage, nnd the spray of wave dashed
shore, w Ith many n quaint nnd cut loim turn
or the art Ist'i pencil
Tho iKM-ni, pi Intisl on heavy board, In sep
latlnt and gold, the licit gilt edges, theelnsp
or knotlcil ribbon nnd tlio neat box all npienl
tothoiiMthctlijiaitor our inturo in n mest
DittCAMTlioitf; by Alexander Hmlth. Huston:
U'o V Kheparil.
Tho npjienrance In now edition and hand
some binding or "Drenmthorp" by Alexander
Hmlth, the nuthor or several noteworthy
liookH bearing the imprint of IahuV Bhepnrd,
will bo hailed with much Hitisrnction by the
reniling public This delightful nnd highly
instructive book contains some of tho rarest
gems or thought, and "Dreumthoip" seemed
to lie Just tho spot for tho glflcd writer to
gnlu tlio Inspiration to prepare for tho public
iiUiimHteHvcRsnvH Tho learning, tho wido
range of anecdote and illustration, thospnrk
lingepigraiiH, the deep analysis of human
attributes and clinrnctcrMlcs which run
through this work, commend It ns one to lie
sought for the great worth of what Its pnges
teach. The work may bo Hummed up as n
soiles of charming nnd instructive essays
in on subject not yet threadbare In their
treatment by authors.
DitAKK'ri Maiiazini: ton Outoiiiui: Drake
Publishing Conqmny, New York.
Rruko'n Mngn.lno for October ojiens with n
very vivid deicriptlon of "Tlio Real Cars of
Russia," Illustrated by AVolf Von Hchler
braml. Among other nrtlcUs or interest nro
','i'lie Shawls of Cnslunero," by S, 12. Archer;
"Hags, Ancient und Modern," by Inurn C.
Holloway;u sketch of Kate Upson Clark;
storcsliyJ.H. Connelly, Anno West and
Florence Huntley; poems by A. W. Rellaw,
Clarence II. Piei-son and others; a short, liu
morons sketch by Paul Pustnor; "Current
Kcience" by Felix L. Oswald. QunclcH, with
its funny stories and sketehw, is replete with
fun for young nnd old.
Drake's Magazine stands at tho head of tho
list or stei ling publications. Its subscription
price Is only SU.OO n year, or ten cents n copy.
It should find Its way In every family.
Mi!-. U'o & Sheimrd. Boston, havo now
ready u now edition or Elnm'rt "A Physician's
Problems." Tlio work conslstH or i oven pro
round estuys, wiilch lire Intended ns a contri
bution to tho natural history of thoso t .illy
lug region of thought and action, whoso do
main is in tho "debatable ground" of brain,
nerve and mind. Thoy uro designed nlso, to
indicate tho origin nnd mode of jierpctuatlon
of these varieties or organization, Intelligence
nnd general tendencies towards vice or irluo
which seem on a siqierllclal view to bo so
irregulaily and consrieuomlv dovelcinsl and
distributed in families nmoug mankind. Sub
sidiarily, they iKilnt to causes for tho Inlln
Itely varied foi ms of disorder or nerve nud
brain orgnnlc and functional, far deeper
nml more recondite than those generally Iki
lievcd in. Theso cssayH are the results or the
most careful nud earnest thought on the part
or tho author, and relate to "problems" or no
ordinary complexity nnd dilllculty, in regard
to which great dliro.nnces or opinion me, or
Mm. Etumn I). K. N. Koutiiworth's grent
copyright novel, "Tho Family Doom" has
just Ijoen Issued by her publisheis, T. R. Pet
orson it Hi others, Phlladelphla.attlie uxcetsl-
ingly low price or twenty-flvo eentH ier copy,
ixtnll. Wlien wo take Into consideration the
fact that It hns nover lieforo U-en published
under ono dollar and fifty cents nr eopy.thls
seems surprising, nud there will bo a great
demnud for It.
'Fireside Balnt'n, Mr. Caudle's Hreukfust
Talk and Other Papers, by Douglas Jerrold
ono of the moet humorous w Itty nud inimita
ble of writers--! to 1m brought out in new
islitiouby Ieo fc Bhepnrd Hoton. Among
tho most successful hits of the late Douglas
Jerrold Is tills collection of his wrltlngs.whieli
havo been gathered into this pleasing volume,
which comprises rare specimens of oi e:-y n
rictvof his yei-Mitilu genius. It will Iwdllll-
cult to find nuothcr volume in the language
which will surpass this one in its lioui'tcous
harvest of jest and fancy, tenderness
pathos, sound sei.so and keen satire.
Mrs. Eiiiuia D. E. N. Bouthworth says that
she considers "Islininel" to be her very lxt
hook, ns well as being lur greatest "New
h ii ji Ki'-. "
Kips , whllo running
les. T. 11. l'eteinou V
York 1slger" story, it
circulation of that i
llirougu li, iou,uni copies, i. ii. i ciuiwin v i
Ill-others, 1 hlla:elihia, have jiut publisliisl a
hcuutirul (slltlou or It in TIS page?, bound in
morccvo cloth, to sell nt One Dollar and Fiftj
Cents a copy only.
Mrs. Emma D. IS, N. Southworth's most
popular copyright novo'..:, "Tried for I er
Life," "The Family Doom" "Tho Maiden
Widow" and 'Cruel ns tho (I rave" hnvo just
lioen Issued by her publlsherf, T. 11. Peterson
& lil'othf.is Philadelphia, to sell at the in.
piecedeiitcd low prlro of twenty-lRe tints
each, neither of which having ever before
lx.cn published or sold under one dollar and a
half u copy, must command an enormous sale.
Tho sn mo firm hnvo also published a cheap
edition or Einlle Zulu's celebrated novels or
"Nana," "IAssommoir," "Nairn's Hrother,"
"LaTerre," and ' Nairn's Daughter," to sell
at the samo low price ot twenty-flvo cents a
copy, Thoy will bo round for sale at all news
agencies or copies will be sent to any one, to
any pbieo ltostimtd, on receipt of the price by
THE OLD MAN AND THE LIGHT.
Ittperlrnrn of n IMInt of I'onr.er J Dajrt
AnRniiRR.f, 1). T Oct. a-Capt, David
Tlbbs, of this city, n retired Missouri river
stenmlKiat captain, mndo n trip to New Or
leans last winter, and has been talking over
since, when n congenial listener could bo
found, of the chnnges that hnvo come about
In river navigation during the pnsl twenty
Nover did I hear tlio old captain admit
that any change for the better had been
made until a fow evenings ngo.
Wo wero sitting upon the piazza of tho
captain's hotel, smoking a twilight cigar,
when tho lnrge arc light in front of tlio hotel
suddenly blazed out In Its cold and searching
brilliance. The captain started nud half
rose from his chair, ns ho Invariably doe at
this nightly recurrence of this, to him,
strange and unusual phenomenon,
"I can't somehow get used to that damn
lion light that Hares out all of u sudden,"
said he. "Somehow It seems ns If something
Is going to explode, and the Ural time I saw
ltIJmiiKsl right up and yelled! 'Draw the
fires nml let oir steam,' Just us If I w.ns back
ou tho old John Pexton, with my lw grind
ing on n Imr."
I assured the old gentleman that It was tho
most natural thing In tho world fori, man
of his years to bo startled, nml confessed to
a certain sensation of surprise nud momen
tary fear whenover tho trained Iguus-fatuus
of science suddenly burst out upon tlio dark
ness of the street
"Queer thing, queer thing," rctlected tho
old man, "queer thing this electricity. Why,
you remember I went down tho river Inst
winter, stoiiiH'd at Bt Iouls and saw u lot of
old river men V
Yes, I remembered -hnd indeed ns distinct
a recollection or tlio fact its somo forty re
citals of tho fact, coupled with various Inci
dents of tho tilp, could give.
"Yes, captain, I believe you told mo you
went to New Orleans," I replied, preparing
myself for the Inevitable tale of decadence,
wrong nnd oppression in everything along
tho river between Fort Sully nml tho gulf.
"Well, I'll never forget one night Just lielow
Memphis. 1 had been stopping olf along tho
river, and at Memphis got ou to u now line
steamer with all the modern contrivances,
but none of the life and dash that u river
steamer carried in old tlmo river days.
Well, as 1 was saying, 1 stood ou the deck
smoking u cigar. It was as dark n night us
over tried n pilot's kuowlcdgo or the stream;
you couldn't wo a dozen yards from the boat.
There wasn't no torch ou tho Jack stair, such
us you would see fhmiiug out over tho prow
yenrs ngo, nml spattering blood red relleo
tlons ahead. Hut all of u sudden, way out
ahead, n mile or so, 1 saw u circle of light
drop onto a clump of phio trees ou a
head laud, and then, quicker than a Hash,
jump across stream, and laud square
on the ro t ctu nigger cabin Jiut olT the
shore. Well, now, thnt puzzled inc. I
looked around to see where it came fnnn, nml
there it was dnuciug along the piles or n
cotton lauding half a mile up stream. It
mado mo feel queer, I'd seen tho glow balls
Jump mid vanish abovo u swamp, but it wns
not that kind ot u light Just then tliociqi
tain came up with u lautern. He saw I was
looking kind amazed, mid says he: 'Our
pilot Is finding landmarks with nu electric
light.' We went forrnrd, nud there, sure
enough, was a contrivance like nu englnt
headlight moving around ou u pivot und
shooting those shots up nnd down the river,
feeling of the darkness, ns it were. Tho
power dynamo, thoy call It, was down by tho
engine, and ihopilut could turn It onnudoir
when bo wanted, to. From tho pilot house he
could switch that big flaming oyo to any
point of tho compass. Well, 1 tell you,
wheu I thought of how many times I used
to tie up nt iiii:ht jpst becaiuo my pilot had
missed or couldn't mako out n laud mark to
a dead certainty, I realized what a really
good thing those shore searching lights are,
anyhow. Rut after nil, Pvo seen men that,
glvo 'em a cage full of blazing pitch Uro ou
tho Jackstnir, nud they would go through tho
most ticklish spots ou the river without
scraping a sung or nosing onto n single bar."
And tlio enptnin, ns if ashamed of his mo
mentary disloyalty to the past, opened with
moro than usual flro upon his favorite topic,
the destruction of tbo great river tralllo by
1'llANK P. Wlt.UAHS.
AN INTERESTING INDUSTRY.
How thn CuimliiK of Com U C'arrletl On,
OrtWEOO, N. Y., Oct. 8. Neurly every ono
eats cannot corn, yet tlio enter N probably
ignorant of tbo process of Its jn'epa ration.
Tlio (iiiallty of tbo corn is, of course, tho
matter of ltnt consideration. Quality inde
pendent on Boil. Homo of tlio Bu-ctc!t corn
Is raised in central New York. Along tlio
Fish Creels valley centering at Camden is a
uoculiur light boll vtlicro corn Rrows nt.iU
sweetest, livery llttlo villngo from the city
of Homo to 1iko Ontario ban ono or moro
factories devoted to tho corn industry. Tho
other day I stopped ofl'nud uent through tho
com urea with m esjK'rt, nnd noted tho pro
cess by which 1,000,000 enns probably one
fiftieth of tho product of tho country llnd
their way to tlio consumers.
Tho expert Isngcuiiu in ills nay, uho is
required to know every pleco of corn under
cultivation in his dUtrlct, hay an area of
twenty bquaro miles. Ho must lie informed
of tho condition of the corn and notify tlio
planters when nud bow much to picl: each
day, nnd govern, us It were, his territory
llrmly but with justleo to all. Tho factory
I visited had u capaeity of MX),000 cans jur
numim. Tho Unit thing to-bo noticed Is tho
planter as ho comes in with his load. Ho
niny bo tho owner of ono or twenty acres of
corn, on which ho may produce from 100 to
PJ0 buslielii, or nbout 1,000 cans, and may
clear from $10 to (10 per acre, according to
lil i thrift.
Ho unloads his product on the ground
under a tilled, where it is hutUcd by men,
. I l.ii-ti H AmiiTi mill tvit1f If ( nn ttlrul f i t
'"." " h'. v... ...... ,u.u
tlio factory nud put in a cutting maehiuo
which htrips oil' tho kernels. Tho i-lial.cr
next separates It from deleterious biibitnuces
und it Is passed Into a warmer ami, cooked
at a temperature of from 175 to 1M) degs. It
llt temperature of from 175 to 1M) degs.
I then passes into tho can, into which n gl
, , t m (), .)lv,,.im, s:llt tt,r T,
I ,.", ' .,' i.i i t
cans nro wiped, cnpjml, sealed and thrust by
tho basket (iron) lull into cooking tanks.
From theso thoy nro taken to tho outer
yard, sprayed with cold water and left for
twenty-four hours to dry. In tlio packing
homo tho cans uro lubled and nro then ready
for tho market. They nro nhipjied in cases
containing twenty-four cms, of which -100
ca-scs mako i car load. C'nmdcu nlono ships
101 cur loadj annually, and may bo called
u fulr exemplification of tlio industry.
Wll. 11. llALLOU.
Tlio length of tho principal rivers in
America uro: Missouri to tho Mississippi,
U, 100 miles; Missouri to tho (lulf, i.U.); Mis
Ualppl, :),1C0; AmuKon, 3,000; Hiver do la
Plata, L'.tMOj Ht. Iwiwrenee, '-',100; Orinoco,
1,(500; Hlo Orando, l,S00. Tito Missouri
(to the Oulf) I j tho longest i iver in tho world.
Thrt Danuba Is tho longest in Hurojw, tho
Ynng-t.Kiun( In Aiia, unci- tlio tieueM iu
KvriMATItH CAKICIU'Ul.t.Y tilYKN.
JAMES H. O'NEILL,
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water Heating,
GAS FINTL'UES, IRON, LEAD AND SEWER PIPE.
I lot. r (i.vs Maciiini:.
IMPORTER OF MILLINERY.
Mrs. Bliss will be nt the Cnpitnl Hotel in n lew dnys with
nn elegant line of Imported Bonnets, Hats and Toques. La
dies wanting the LATKST PARISIAN STYLES at low
priees please wait. Due notice will he given.
Most Popular Resort in the City.
ODELL'S DINING HALL,
my, 1 121 and
Meals 25 ets.
To Call and Examine the Large and Elegant Stock of IM
PORT EI) and DOMESTIC WOOLENS
Just Received by I he
i.ii Farnam St., Pnxton Hotel Bldg.
They are Leaders. STYLE., FIT AND FINISH surpassed
by none. Do not fail to give them a trial,
GREAT REMOVAL SALE!
To be sold in next two months at
Hardy & Pitchers
A Complete Line of Folding Beds
now in Stock.
GL0SING OUT SALE
Domestics, Flannels, Underwear,
Linens, Corsets, Yarns, Etc.,
Ashby & Millspaugh.
Double Store under Opera House.
Where all kind, of
Buggies, Carriages or Saddle Horses,
Can bo had at anv He, Day or Night, on short notice.
Horses l.oardcd and . :aken care of at Reasonable Rates.
Call and see us, 10:7 Q street, or give all orders by
Ouiii'.HN l'lio.Mi'ii.Y Kxi'.cuTnn
1123 N Street.
$..5o per week.
FINEST LIVERY RIGS
In the v.' It v all come from the
Grata Brick Stables
1027 Q STREET,
' tne publishers.
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