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CAIRO. ILLINOIS. SUNDAY JiORNlNQ, NOVEMBER H, 1880.
NEW SERIES NO; 119.
- "' 1 II '".II, III
HKKItT HA. 1.12,
Ily virtHO of n ticitntii-u Imin.d .tit of thu
kilt's otfico uf tb circuit mart of Alexander
1 otinly, and HUlo of lllliHilc, and tu rou dlrerti d,
wlicrrl.y I Kin coinuiiiudcd U inakj the amount of
a .prmm Juduniont recently obtalued ai'aiuHt Jamea
'!. Kitnkin, la IdYor ol KoutlivtuHiern Inearnbee.
Cmpauy, out nf (be luntla, t'-iioiin-nt, sooila ami
)'U1! of the ulcl Jmiifx (', Jti. nkin, I burn levie.il
tbfl fnllowica dee-erf tM-d property, to wit: Loin
tiumlir I hver.i-fiv (). twut-m (Wi.i, twenty
v.n CJ7j and twenty eiiftil i'1. In block numbered
U-'Jr ,4) In tie Dilrd oddiliou lc Hie rltv ol Cairo,
IIiiiioIm. 'I liTi'(un'. Bi cordlnv to xhIiI '.oiuiiiuiid.
I ahull cipoHe for mle at. publ!.; unction, til thn
fidt, tllli! anil iulfirent uf the IkiV.i named .luimn
l. Itinkiu in and totlx- utmvo rlixniu.d property,
at Vt o'clock, a. rn ., on Monday the till div of De
cember, lmu, at the vtv.lerly ilimr of ihe coon
tMN III therky ol Cuiro.
Dated at Cairo. IllluoU, thi 1'it'i day rf Noveiu
b 11, JOHN IJulitlKS.
i-bTlff Aleaaiider Comity.
IOTICKOF AD.IIST VKNT
- J KCTATFI OI WIll.MH U.rK, lifCEAa'.D.
At! pr,m biiTlnj c!ftia a ;aint tin- ep,tM of
Vliilijiii Helfe., dccfhH'J, am hereby noticed and
rnuetd to attend and pri lent kocIi claim to tbe
county onit of Alciandcr conniy, lliiuo.i, for the
piirpoa ol havlui? the ratne adioeted at a lrin of
MU olrt, to beii'ld at tne couit huu.e., lu the. rltr
s' ,.airo In aid A'cxauder county, on the tbird
Hotkey of lamwry .fc I. lel, beinir. the I'.tii y
Utt-id Novruib Dlb. A. H. '"-O.
rfAMES II. HI'l KNEU. flieialor.
UOlt WALK. -A new job nfoc-. xjropli tcin vry
JC particular, und Jnrt but i wanted fr iho run
if Job, pamphlet ai d ott er vtura lu anuil Ucn.
'jTc material a all carefully ee levied at tfc- funn
el... W I..I. ....'..I,. I M.rj . v ..... i .-ft T..w.
NTOTICKTO Cf'NTII cT01ls.
iimclnr (. irt Cirnn,
f'AUM, I IXC, cl. 21. !,
" SeaVd p'oomlf will In- ruc.lvi'd at tlii oltVo.
"lr( t"d lo tbc City '. op mil of tbe city of a.ro.
.4ii$;l ft o'clock p. bi of Tuctdty, Novimbi-r lMh,
:). (or furnlMiltif tb" ai',-ri.U anil duin tbt
ork. or coins; tt:c ork nT"-nr f.c
h diiiMrnrUoD uid r.ccnr;rvitniii ui
it's f ',!i in;' "I K (;. To h
Mitrurtn'i of wood" tin lb r.ortb,-rly r'. of
J'wuftb (trctt. from Wr iLi;:.iD kvi nii In Wnl
i'titsret: OB tb! oorthv-ly fide of Konrt'i-nth
tu froM 'T: tola Vn. Wi. :tt. :". ,f: anit :r, in
tovii o T.'i. To be rii:(iutructt'0 ofwr.iJ: Hii
hewentcrly aide ol WaLtuirton ax a'jc fn FilUi
1 Slitb lrcM.
To be t'jiimrui.ii'd of bri: tin r,or:i)r!y idi- ol
flifctlii tn-. t from (,'oriimi-r u u Wa-kiuKiou av
tia; ('Dbo'.b n'd' of sixth fir'."t from Ivcr
'('MWCoaitniTv.iliM ciic. Tj rror.trurv
.J of cmdrd or ic. at !. In H'-u "f old flood' n
alkc on th" :uh .' Tivtrv-lonrtli cti'-t
(Ho i'o nrae;:r i-.i nn.it to a o:iit i fr;'t i jH
i'oci Syestnon'iitrcrt: ti fri idnl by ordinaure
10. SI. apprtiird S' t t'iiiiict x'.th, 1kji, woicb t on
itii In t iia oSke and f.V i i-tamlr.at'.ou at aur
".'b" rifht to rvi'ct mv aud ; bid r""! vil by
tody. f) J.FuI.t.V.CI'j Cl.rk. '
OHIO it MISSISSIPPI IPv.
VYf. TABJ.E CF PAJHiKSfiKR TRAINS Klt'HI
VIKCKXSEi (Nov. 30, lS'ft.j
(s. i Hay Kxprca (Kicpt hunday).... ' p. is.
, i Kprwa(Kx9fpt Huudayi t:11 p. in.
J . t KItitRlprttatDailyt !Ja,m.
No S Ktpfa :Eicpt Hunoayi n' a. m.
" I Hay L'lprxa (Eiccpi b-.t;'.y . . i:f0 i. in.
" 1 Nijltt Kipr'-m iliiill)) . . l '.a. m.
R.Clak. C. S. f our. Jk .
ApM Vlnwotv tfcw Ticket Act !i icEati
(JAI110 it .ST. LOUIS It. Pi.
IC. W. HMITIIKIIW, KyivM'.
-tlOHlT-ST SHORT LINE BETWEEN
CAIRO AND ST. LOUS.
" biotfh Kipr'n leaven Ca'ro a tn
Turatsirh Kxprc arrivta n! E. Ht. l.o'.ia. 5:ori p.m.
VhToaph Evppwl,ati' E. St. Louie... :0a.io.
'"trocb Kxprol arrivea at Cairo 6:10 p.m.
k'Lrpbynboroaccomoiodalionlravrnt'alro l: Hi p.m.
('.pbvatoro A'TC arrlfia it Murybyeboro ? :'0 p.m.
W wrpbyafcoro Ate. Uavta Murpbyeboro .. ri:Wa.m.
Y irptyiboro A(c. anive at Ca.ro........ 11 .& am.
Th-Cairo AM Lonia Rail I'.oid ta lb' only all
K'.ilKootc betwem I airo imd hi. I onic tinder one
r.aia(iiint, ihnrifor thcru irf no delay at
iy tutioua avaltinrocDiiction fronioiU. r llnca.
Cio and uru coiT. ctinn at bt. Loai !'.b other
liuet for North. Km acd Wl.
A . N A L't.LE. L. M. JOHN SON.
AfDt Crctrml ManariT.
j)..W. 1. Smith, Jit. Dk.Vm. R. Smith
I) is. rSMITII.
O.'PICR: No. 41 Thtrti'ititli Street, bet ween
Vahlnitton Avenue and Wulimt Street.
QEOKGE if. LEACH, M. P.,
Physician and Siirgfoon.
Special attention paid to til" Hnmeopa'bic, treat
' tr.nr.tof aun;lcl dlacu'ea, aud dlM-aai of women
, !m rhlldreu.
Utlice: No. 10 Eifrhtb alroel, near Commercial
UTonac, Cairo, 111.
yT II. MAREAN, M. D..
Homeopathic Thysifiini and Surgeon.
OfQcs 1'Jj Commercial avennc. Iloaldcnc corner
t'otirUTiilh St. and Waohlnuton avenue, Cairo.
JK. E. W. WHITLOCIC,
Otrifi No. 130 Commercial Avenue, between
Jflfhth and Ninth btroeu
R. W. C JOCELYN,
OiTlCK-KlilithHtrMl, near ComrnercbU Avounu.
NEW YORK STORE,
WllOELSALE AND HETAIL.
The Latest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERYCL08K
O. O. PAT1EH 5c CO.,
Cor. NtDUntb alrMt )
KALE OF TOWN LOTS.
(JURAT SALE '
W I CK LI FFK, KE TUCK V.
Rtfenlly voU'd the County Scat of Ual-Iu.i-d
County, at the Junction of the
Oliiouud iMLsrisKipiii liivcrH, op
Tbe location la on ft lilcli aud beautiful plateau of
HNinml Ctrtu (i.t tel..,u I.:.htal n,....(u m'lth
npri'ii.'! of pur ruiiuinRwutim. It In tbu Northern
tcrniiiiuaof the New Oilcena, St I.oula & Cbicgo
and Mobiio and Klitn lUilroad". Uu Ui oppomto
eide of tbe river In llllnoiH in tbu tiTmlnna of iha
liilnola (.'eiurul, Cairo it VlurenneN anil Cairo 4
ht. Lonia Kllru:ul. )u the M leMjiirl oid la the
teruiiiiua ol the I run Moribtain V houtnern Hail
Lou in tbe iiSove i.ely lald ou town Kill be of
f. red fomalnou tbe (iremlM't,
On Wwlncsday, Nov. 17, 1880.
TEKV!t Ot S.Vt.F.:- .Hue-Third Cach; lialain m
oim and two y-aiii, with 6 per cent, on ddermt'
'I be f-rnrbiiat will ejrry buyera on day of ale.
. IJ. i AI.IiWELL,
MUX AM) COMMISSION.
KLOt JI. 0UAT.V AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring Mills
Hiabt-st Civsb I'rlfC Pajd for Wheat.
STOVES AND T1NWA1U:.
AI L S0KTS, SIZES AND STYLUS,
M:iiial.ii.tuur el udU Dealer iu
TIN, COI'IT.R & SHEET-IRON WARE
AM. KIMiii OK JOB WOIih DO.SE TO OEDEB.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Ca ii'o. - - Illinois.
YOCUM it BRODERICK,
STAPLE and FANCY
rar-liiny;ton Avenue, Cor.
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CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE -V151 STATES.
On and after Monday. Jnne 7th, aud nniil mnber
nolle tbe ferryboat n-UI make trips a folio a:
LITSa . UATII LIATKf
Feat Fourth at. Mkcoorl Land'g. Kentucky U'.
8:00 a. m, 8:W a. rn. 9 a. m.
in:(Kla. n. 1o:i)0a.m. 11 a.m.
m. x::ip. ra. :)p. m.
4:00 p.m. 4:0(1 p.m. b;Op. in.
1p.m. :H0p.m D p. in
H W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindliiif;
cMiitajitij on nann
A Seventy-five tents per lou4.
Atone dollar per loud.
The "IrfiiiiolcfrV'ar team ahanne and to)c
the heat oinmr wood, for cooklri( purpoecaa vrell
h tha ihve'WHt ever .old In Cairo. Fur blutk
mlib'' v tttr tlrciL. tbrv arc nneqaAilcii.
M. Ilcrtillot, of the Parin AnU'ropoloyl
cut society, ia impressed with tbo idea that
he lias struck a nail upon the head. He
instituted a comparative analysis of tho
Btatitttir.9 presented ia the auieide rcctirds of
Franco and Sweden, and Las established,
on what hu supposes una-milaMe evidence,
the two following laws : 1. Anions widow
ers, suicides occur aoris ftpqurntly than
among married men. a. pn.enco and
influence of childreu iu the household
dituinibli the inclination to commit suicide
in men and women. It is learned from
the foregoing that it is a very daogerona
thing to be a widower all widow
ers are cautioned to tangle
themselves in the lolihts of matrimony
without delayand that it is extremely
beneficial to have' a number of children
pattering about the household. The latter
lesson will send a thrill of crmsoUtion
through the breast of tho man with more
family than h knows how to feed. Uo'll
feel anburcd at any rate, that neither ho nor
wifo can ever commit suicide so long a
they keep enough children around. Mar
ried couples without children, who ap
preciate this fact, should immediately
borrow or adopt a law. If M. Bertillot
really has tho facts to back his assertions,
he has conferred a lusting blessing upon
humanity he has not writhed in vain.
Died, at Waterloo, Iowa, Mrs. Mary I(ol
come, aged 37 years. Mrs. IIoicom, or
Mrs. Kendall, as sho waa at that time, was
for many years a resident of Ciiro. flhc
was a siattr ot Dr. R 8. Brigham, and Mrs.
Henry Ooe, now of Villa Ridge. Her
husband, Mr.' Kendall, died in Cairo in
1876. A few years after um death, Mrs.
Kendall removed to Fcnnsylvanis, where
fiho resided with her mother uutil 1870,
when she wis uuiicd ia marriage to W.
II. Jlolcome, Esq , of Iowa, and romoved
with her husibaud to that state, where for
one brief year, she Llofc-iod Ids' home w ith
the joy and sunshine of bef presence,
when the summons camo for her to come
up higher, which she obeyed with Christian
resignation and child like faith, lenving
many friends to mourn her departure.
Mrs. Uolcome was a most c.tocmable wo
man, a faithful wife, devoted mother and
true friend. Quiet and unassuming in her
manners, her real worth was best known in
the domestic circle ot bcr own home. To
her bereaved husband aud orphaned chil
dren, relatives and friends, we would offer
our heartfelt sympathy, but know full wo'.l,
from sad ciperience, how hollow tad al
most meaningless falls any attempt at con
solation on our ears, while the sound of tho
clods falling on the coffee lid of a loved
one is still echoing in our hearts. Btill we
would ask them not to grievo as those with
out hope, but remember that the loved one
has but "crossed the mystic river" a little
in advance, and tre long they will join hor
in a world where death and sorrow aro un
known, I. A. M.
Cairo, III., Nov. 13,1830.
Jl'ST WHAT EVERYBODY WANTSjI
BKHF. IT IB AT L.Urrl!
MAGNIFICIENT EXCURSION 11
New Oeluass and to Tkxas Via New
On December 2d, 1880, nt 8 o'clock a.
m., Col. U. H. Collins,the old excursionist,
will Elart from Cairo, Illinotf, with another
one of his mugnificient special trains, first
clnsa ia every respect, inc.uding palace
Hleepers and refreshment coach, and ruu
through to New Orleans, ever the Chicago
St. Louis and New Orleans railroad, mak
lug close connection at New Orleans with
the Star and Crescent Lino railroad, for
Houston and San Antonio, Texas.
Fare forth? round trip to New Orleans and
return from Cairo, $12.50.
To Houston and return from Cairo,
To San Antono and return from Cairo,
Tickets will bo on sale at nil stations on
tho Chicago. St. Louis and New Orleans
railroad, between Cairo nnd McCoinb. K
Tickets good going only on special
Oood returning on all regular trains, up to
and including December 1 ith, 1880.
Special arrangements at reduced rates
have been made with the hotels and thea
tres, for the benefit o the excursionists.
The attention of tho ladies is specially
invited to this charming trip to the Sunny
South, and the gay city of New Orleans.
For further information, addren,
E. A. Colli, U. L. Collins,
Gen'l Correnponiteut, Oen'l Mannger,
Milan, Tenn. Milan, Tenu
Over tbe Hills to the Roneyard.
Straight to the Inineyard people go who
neglect too long the danger signal of ap
prouvhiug oousuitiption, a harkinu cough'
Uut with Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil for a
safeguard the peril is averted. It is n
superlatively fine remedy also lor rbcuina
tinu, piles, norent as, kort, etc. Sold by
I'avl 0. Scnwr, Agent.
1 1 F.NEKAt. Dr.MVKKY open ii;w a in.; ilove
VJ SuVip.m.; hutidhy; s U u a. m.
Monoy Or dot Dupartrocnl opon al a. ai. ; clou a
at ft p, m.
Tbrongb F.xpraai MUa via IllinoU t'onlrald.'li)
MlaeValppI Central KiillroniU cloeo at 9 r. m,
Cairo and Poplar lllutl Through and Wa Mall
clii.ee nt t u, ra.
Vv'a? Mull la rilnola Central; Cairo and Vln
cennn ami Mlne.polppl Cvntrtl ltallrwaJa rloa at
WarNail'jrN'irrow Oiinsc Hullrosd etc-o
S:H0 i. tt.
Ciilroatid HvanevUlii River KuaW elo4e at i 10
9, u. il'x'iT (expt Friday).
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
Cutcaoo, November 13, 10 a. m.
Pork November $12 10; January,
Corn November, 43c; (Wiubrr,
41iEc. ' ,
Oats DecemW, 80c.
Wlieat November, $1 04; DieiuU'i',
Chicaoo, November 13, 13:00 m.--Pork-January,
$13 C3J13 C5; No
vember, $12 S2Jj.
Oats Cash, 80ic.
Corn November, 4lc; l)coomlor,4ic.
Wheat-November, $1 04,; December,
$1 OS),'. .
CrfiOAOo, November 13, 1 p. m .
Pork November, $18 20. .
Lard November, $9 05.
Wheat November, Docember,
Corn November, 43c j Decembor, 42
0ts November, SOjc; Irorcmber,
yr TOKK UUAI.S.
Nitir York, November. 13 18.01,f.m.-
Wheut irregular No. 3 Cliicago,
$1 17&1 19; No. 3, Milwaukee $1 SO
red winter, $1 171 94; No 2 red
winter, $1 19.
Orn quiet No. 2, 5ic.
LivisufOOL, November 13, 8:00 p. k.
Wheat and Corn, ucchangod.
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH.
The Result In Maryland
AiKPOLis,MD., Nov. 13. The official
vote of the state for presidential electors is:
Hancock, 93,706; Garfield, 78,515.
The Vote of rcunsylvani.
Uabbibburo, Pa., Nov. 13. The follow
ing is tho official vote for president in
Pennsylvania: OarSeld, 444,704 ; Hancock,
407,428; Weaver, SO.eM; Dow, 1,03;
Covrhhlod by Two Ladle.
Atlanta, III, Nov. 13. Dr. Green, a
traveling physician, was cowLided at Min
ter, III., yesterday, by two muscular young
ladicc, who claim that he had slandered
thorn. ' " . '
President Pangmun Killed.
Moktebal, Nov. 13. A collin.'on occur
red on Uio St. Lin railway last night, by
which Mr. Pangmac, prenident of the road,
and a baggageman named Hemay were
killed. A number of passenger were
bruised, but not seriously hurt.
The Situation at Chicago.'
Chicago, Nov. 13. llioro is a little
change ia the war on railroad passenger
rate to day. The Chicago, Alton and St.
Louis has reduced the rate to Omaha from
$15.30 to $7. The rate to Si. Louis is $1 and
Kansas City $5. The Wabash, Illinois Ccu
tral and Rock Island arc selling to day the
same as yesterday.
Thronged with TourlsU.
Fort Spott, Kan., Nov. 13. This city is
crowded with excursionists trout Illinois and
Indiana, who havo taken advantage of cut
rates to view the beautiful scenery of South
ern Kansas. Among the pleasure seekers
arc many land buyers and inspectors here
with a view to purchasing some of the lands
owned by the Missouri, Kansas and Tcias
and Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf rail
road. Both roads arc running special ex
cursion trains daily, and all are crowded to
The Drummer Boat Done For.
Mf.mpuis, Tenn., November 12. Tho
drummer boat Charles Kobrtock, seut out
from St. Louis by a combination of mer
chants, was libeled here to-day on a claim of
Gould aud Ontrander, of St. Louis, for the
boat's machinery. All the drummers who
were aboard when alio started on her jour
ney had left, excepting ono. Capt. Lender
man says the non-nuccess of tho enterprise
was due to the lost time by delay in start
ing on the trip, and also to tho poor crops,
of which farmers between Memphis and
Vicksburg complain. The crew of the
little steamer have also instituted legal pro
ceedings in the fuderal court to collect
wages due them.
Illinoiri and Her Debt.
Spin noku:i.d, III, Nov. 13, Governor
Ciillciii to-dny iimttes his proclamation call
ing in all of the bonded state debt out
standing for payment on January 1, 1880.
The itntire outstanding indebtedness of tho
Mate is $381,059 11, of which $33,000 has
previously been called in but bonds have
not beeu surrendered by the holders. Tina
proclamation calls in tho balancu of $357,
459.lt, and interest on theso bonds will
cense after Januaty I whether they are ettr
rendered or cot. Illinois will then be en
tirely froe from debt, and after thn pay
nvMit of these bond thyro will remain In
tdie treasury from a fund which was creat
ed to pny the state debt nearly $100,000,
which will be applied to the ordinary ex
penses ot stato government.
A Rucks county, Pennsylvania, man has
just ended a law suit of forty-two years'
standing, and recovered six cents damages.
Thero is a young mother in Portland,
Oregon, whoso ago is but twelve, weight
eighty-five, yet her iufant son weighed nine
pounds at its birth.
A largo bird at Keokuk. Iowa, darted
swiftly downward in itt flight, and striking
a lightning-rod, the iron run through its
body, and it remained iir paled,, fluttering
and struggling until death came.
As Jared Dingmaii was shaking $1,500
in gold under the nose of a steam-tug
owner in the Detroit rivor, endeavoring to
tempt him to take that amount (or hia
boat, the tug struck a steamer and the glit
tering gold was the property of the fishes.
A Wisconsin cow with a persistent cough
that baffled tho skill of a veterinary surgeon
to cure died, and upou opening her wind
pipe to discover the cause cf the Irritation
there was found iu the upper part of Ihe
lung a live btrippo i fnif ordinary size.
Eleven children at four births was the
feat of Mrs. Scannel Hiekson.of Shamrock,
Mo. Firct birth, three: second and third,
two each, and at the lust interesting oc
casion there were four, all the latter beinc
alive and doing well. Trn out of the eleven
An event probably without precedent in
railway annals has just happened at Provins.
A passenger train leaving Paris at fi:20 p.
01., arrived Fafely at its destination, but on
getting down to let the passengers out of
the cars the guard was astonished to lind
neither passengers nor passenger cars. They
had forgotten to hook the cars on at Paris.
While riding horseback John Eller, ol
Alden, Iowa, saw coming from the sky a
ball of fire, apparently about tbe size ot a
flour barrel. Ho was paralyzed with fear,
and saw the globe strike the head of the
animal lie rode, when he fainted. Upon
coming to bis senses he found that the
horse w as dead, the head ol the animal be
ing seared as if by tt red-hot iron.
The queerest companions for a man are
those of an old man in New Orleans. He
has a mnnia for spiders, and in his rooms
are more ttian 500 of every shape and color.
The ceilings arc hidden by the webs that
they have spun. Occasionally the old man
throws a handful of flie3 into the webs, and
is greatly delighted at seeing the spiders
seize their struggling victims.
An ajed aud wealthy Milwaukee
widower found a wife by a queer method.
In a collee grinding mill in Chicago a
female packet placed in several bundles
of coffee a card saying that any gentleman
matrimonialy inclined might address her.
This widower found the card while prepar
ing his louely breakfast after a quarrel
with, his housekeeper, and now the Chicago
girl is Mrs.-
An Italian fisherman recently discovered
petritied woman at Cascade Lake, Nev. He
was going out to lish, and when pushing off
Ins I mat, struck Ins oar against something
which attracted his attention. Upon inves
tigation a petrified hand protruded trom
the sand on tbe beech. In a short time he
bad unearthed a woman in a complete
stato of petrification. It was small in sine,
brown in color, scrawny and emaeiat d.
About midnight, just after the accident
iu the Consolidated Imperial Mine, Neva
da, tho wife of Matthew Winnie was found
on her way to tho works. She said she had
been awakened just before by her husband,
who came all mangled to her and told her
he had been killed in the miuc. She got up
dressed herself and started to ascertain the
truth of what she was only too well con
vinced was true, Thero had in reality
been a fearful accident ; Mr. Winnie was
indeod killed, and the trembling woman
went back to hor children and her desolate
As John R. Coyner, a farmer residing
near Palestine, Iud, was watering nine
cows at a pump trough, recently, they
made a stampede down the lano as fast as
their legs would carry them. Tho caUBo of
this sudden freak was a mystery to the
hired man, but it was not long before ho
was let into what appeared to be tho secret
of the stampede. Suddenly, although the
sky was clear and tho atmosphcio clear, a
i'oung cyclone, not over twenty feet in
ireadth, darted down from the sky, and,
striking tho earth near the pump, twisted
off five large beech trees aa though they
In Lincoln county, Nev, there is a spring
of ice-cold water that bubbles up over a
rock and disappears on the other side, and
no one has been able to find where the
water goes. At another point in thn same
county is a largo spring, about twenty feet
square, that is apparently only some eigh
teen inches deep, with a sandy bottom. The
sand can be plainly soon, but 01 looking
closer it is perceived that this sand is in
a perpetual stato of unrpst, and no bottom
has evor been found, It is said that a
teamster, on reaching this spring one day,
deceived by its apparent shallowness, con
cluded to soak one of his wagon wheels to
cure tho lf-nseness of its tire. Ho took it
off nnd rilled it into the, as he thought
shallow water. He never laid his eyes on
that wagon wheel again.
WIMTKIt'b OLD HKLIAULK OYSTnn DM'OT.
Tho undersigned would respectfully in
form the citizens of Cairo that wo aro now
receiving daily, and the only parties in
Cairo, direct from Rultimoro fresh oysters by
tho can and from the quantity wu aro re
ceiving aud attlling dally wo are enabled to
null them for ten and twenty cents per can
less than any other house in the city,
Choice Standard, full cans, 40 cents;
chmco Selects, full cans, 50 ccuts. For sale
at Winter's grocery, on Eighth
street, nnd at tho Hotel Do Winters, i
Parties can always rely upon gutting them. I
II. W.KTKH A CO. I
Josh Billings' Advice to Joe.
Py awl me ni', jots "get married, If
you huve a fair show. Don't aUiiJ
xiiivenii? 011 me oaiiK. out pitcit rit
in ninl rtiek yotir head under, ami lbs
shiver is over. Thero alu't any mow
trii'k in getting itimrin l thun there is
in eatiiu peanuts. Mciiny a titan ha
stood shivering on thu shonr until the
river run out. Don't expect to marry ,.
an angel; (hem hevall been picked up
loii!r ago. Remember, Joe, you ain'i
siint yourself. 1
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Brought to Time, . : ' '
There is no foalislnie-ts about soma
01 me Minora ot immiqtie uounty,
Iowa, who h ive innrriagcnoie daught
ers, mid they know hour to precipl
lato business when the fruit is rlpo
for plucking and hangs, wasting iU.
aveitiua wlinn It tlmnl I l.o , ,l,..Lnr1
Mailers were brought to a climax'
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nun man ui a certain dinners resi- .
ch'iieo recently." A vouiit tillei? ot
tho soil had for months boon naylna '
most assiltioii? nltmitioti to one of
hi;- daughters, but bo was such
bnshdil, modest chap, irever having
been much in thu company of girls,
except this one, that lie had never
been able to rabte his courage suffi
ciently high to pop ttit) question.
Ih-i Iud nvirv to ilo houe iu which,
the la ly lived uu twenty different oc
casions, run dved to know his fate, but
when iirheml into the presence of tho
fair one, in whose keeping he had
placed his heart, his courago would
invariably "go buck on hiin,"mid ho
would return to his lonely room ia
greater suspen-iu than before. Upon
the evening in question he hud deter
mined that, come what would, ho
would tell his Mary that he loVod.
He would for nil decide the matter,
but, ns upon each former occasion, he
would not get tho proposal further
than his throat.' There it slutk, and
he iletermiiiod to gulp it down aud
give up tho siege, when the door op
ened nud in walked the girl's lather,
who advanced to where they we re
sitting, and thus addressed litem:
"1 came nut to put u s-t"p lo thia .
foolishness, it ain'Lcounliir expenses
I'm lookiii'al, for coal is t heap and
wood can be had for tho haulin', but
I'm sick and tired id' this bill in' and
cooin' like a pair of sick doves, keep in
me awake ol itighis, uud it's got to I
Hopped right here. Do you love John
Henry we. I enough to marry hiin'r"
"Why, father, 1 1 you must "
"Stop that toulUiiiu'," yelled the
old man.- "Answer yes or no, and
quick, too. It's got to be bet tied now
"Well but, father, don't you know
if you'll only wait, and"
"Dry up ; answer yes or no. Speak I"
roared the gent.
" Well, then, yes ! There, uow," and
Mary again hid her face.
. "That's business ; that's the way to
talk. Now, John, look here look up
here, or Pit shako you all to pieces.
Do yon want that gil o' miuc for
wife? Speak out like a man, now."
"Why. Mr. . ain't this rather
I mean can't you "
"Speak it out, or out of this house
you'll go headforemost. I won't wait
u mill u to longer. There's the gal, and
there ain't a likelier gal in the State,
uu' you just heard her say that bite
wanted you. Now, John, I won't
stand a bit of fool in'. Once for all,
yes or no?''
"Well, yes sir. 1 havo been pre
sumptuous enough to hope that 1 "
"Oil, stop your soft talk; the thing;
Is settled now. You two fools would
have i-een six months more at the jolt
that I havo done iu five minutes. I
never saw such fooling as there is
amoug young people nowadays. Alu't
like when I wad young an' now,
good night. You can talk the thing
over, an' you in' me, John, 'Jlgo up
to town an' get tho license to-morrow.
Soon bo timu to get to plowiu'; no
tinio for love-making then. Uood
nfjlit, good-night; 1 hopo I wasn't
li lint I wns iliitni-miiMhl In
fix the thing one way or t'othor," aud ,
tho old man wont duck to itch.
WIT AND HUMOR.
A cruel husband ' calls his wife
"green fruit," because sho uever ngreea
Tho fewer feathers a woman has in
her bonnet in this world, tho mora
the will have on her wimjs in tbe
tietU t n : :
By nearly a unanimous vote, the
women of this country hare decided
that the two best bunds arc a bus-band
and a bnud-box.
Why is a miser like a man with a
short memory? Because ho is always
How docs a sailor know there is
man in tho moon? Because he baa
been out to sea (see.)
Why is a fool in a high station like
a man in a balloon? Because every
body uiipcars little to him, and ho ap
pears little to everybody.
It Is a beautiful dispensation of tu
turo that loe-croniii und watermelons
were made to g'ftv in the Summer in
stead of Whiter." Similarly we find
hot buckwheat cuke and oyster stews
on tho vines in Winter. Thiugs an
nearer right in tho world than tho
A young num. sent twenty-five oenU
to a. Now York firm tor tho purposo
of "truing "how to get nloug without
a blotter in writing, aud received thu
reply, "Write witn a lead pencil."
A shrewd rascal advertises a ma
chine that "will add up column a
foot long," in fcix seconds, lie scuds
a ploce of chalk with directions to use
it on a baru door or other surface big
enough to hold figures a foot long.
Speaking of a new mosquito netting
Mark Twain writes: "The day U
coining when wo shall sit under our
nets iu ctuia-ii nud slumber peacefully,
while tho discomfited flics club to
gether and take it vnl o; the uilnl-1
tcr." '.. . ; .
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