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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 13, 1881.
NEW SERIES NO. 1G9.
Mayor N, R. ThiMtlewood.
TruMUn-r Kdnnnl Dezoula.
Clerk iK'liuln. J. Kolev.
Coiiuulur--Wiu. U. Oilburl.
MiirMhul J. II. ItobiiKou.
Attorney William llemlrick.
HOAUO or ALUKilHIN.
Klret Wtrd-M. J Ilowley. l'etcr San p.
Mwtowi Ward iJavtd T. Llnirar. J4c Illnklu
Third Ward-Eirhort Hmltli. II. K, itlakx.
Kourth Ward Charlct O. Taller, Adolph 8wo
buila. KlftB Ward-T. W. Ilullldav, Krnent B. Pettlt.
Circuit Juli;e I). J. linker.
Circuit Clerk-A. H. Irvln.
County Juik'eK. S. Yoc-tiui.
County Clerk H. J. Iliimin.
County Attoruy-J. M. Dnuiron.
County TrKaaurvr Mllca W. Tarkcr.
HhiTtrf John 1 1 tfl u-t .
Coroner 11. KiunermC
County CommlHttoiiHra T. W. ilalllday, J A.
M. iiblK, Hutntlul Brili'jr.
I -i ENKHAI. DKI.I VKIW open iVSi a. in.; cloci
J 6::eip.in.; Sunday: to I a.m.
Money Order Department open at 8 a. m.; cloiea
at 5 . m.
Through Eii-rc.t Mll via Illluolt Central 3:40
Mlsitlriilpiil Central Railroad cloae at 9 p. m.
Cairo and I'oplar IlluCT Through and Way Mall
cloata at 1 p. n.
Way Mall via Illinoln Central, Cairo and Vln
centii'K and MI.Mlppi Central Itallroada cloae at
):4b p. in.
Way Vail fur Narrow Gauge Iluilroad cloaca at
Cairo and P.vantville Itlvcr Route clonea at 2:30
p. m. daliv (except Friday!.
AFRICAN M. E. Fourteenth Hreet. between
Walnut and Cedar atrerln: pervlre Sabbath U
a. m. andT:' p. in.; Sunday hrnool 1 :3U p. in.
CriKISTIAN-Eluhleenth lret: moetinR Sab
bath 10:91 p.m.; preaching occasionally.
CHURCH OF THE KETE EM EK-( Episcopal)
Fourteenth street; Sunday Morning prayeri
10:31) a. m.; evening prayers, 7:8U p. m ; Sunday
tchool :30 a. in. Friday evening prayer 7:80 p. ni.
ionakv baptist cuntm.-
1):VI a. rn., !t p. m., anfl 7:30 p. ra.
at ") p. ni. Itev. T. J. Shores,
-Thirteenth street; HTviu-l Sab
m. j Sunday school 2 p.m. Her.
J J halb 1 :30 a
A I ETHOD1ST
-'or. Eighth and Walnut street!;
Sahhath M.jn a m. and T p.m.;
, Wednesday 7::j p. in.; Sunday
Iter. Whlttakrr, pastor.
School, a. ffl.
I )KESBYTEHIAN -Eighth street: preaching on
Sabhath at ll:( a. m. and 7:ip. m ; prayer
meeting Wedneadav at 7::)') p.m.; Sunday School
at 3 p. hi. Iter. U. V. George, pastor.
SECOND FKRK-WILL I1A1TIST - Fifteenth
street, between Walnut and Cedar streets; er
nces Sabbath at S aud 7::J p.m.
ST. JOSEI'H'Sdtoinan Catholic) Corner Cross
and Walnut streets; services Sabbath 10:30a.
li.; Sunday School at li p. ni. ; V 'espera 3 p. m. ; sir
rices every day at 8 p. ui.
CT. PATKICK'S -(Koman Catholic) Corner Ninth
O atreet and Wafhluglon avenue; service Sab
oath 8 and Hi a. m. ; Vespers H p. m. ; Holiday School
t p. m. services every day at 6 p. m. Kov. JLiMersoli
WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEMl'KHANC'K UN
?Y ION, holds Its regular weekly meetings' In
thu ball of the Cairo Temperance Reform C'lun. cv
rry Thursday afternoon, at S:J o'clock, tvery
body Is luviu-d to atu-ud.
EOHGE II. LEACH, M. I).,
Physician and Surgeon.
Special attention paid to the Homeopathic trust
nieut of mrglcal diseases, and diseases of women
Office: No. in Eighth street, nar Commercial
avenue, Cairo, Ills.
y II. MAREAN, M. I).,
Homeopathic Physician aud Surgeon.
Office 12S Commercial avsnne. lU'sldence corner
Fourteenth St. and Washington avenue, Calm.
J)K. E. W. WIIITLOCK,
Ornci No. l:lfi Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth and Ninth Street
J)U. W. C. JOCELYN',
D K NTIST.
OFFICE Eighth Street, near Commercial Avenue.
rpiIE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W.P. HALMDAY, President.
" ALI.IDAV, Vice-President.
TH03. W. I1ALLIDAV, Cashier.
iTAATS TATIIt, w, P, n AU.IDAT,
INBT L. UAI.I.II)T, R, , cttNNINOHAll,
. D. WILLIAMSON , KTRPHBN H1IID,
U. II. OANIlii,
Kxcbaniare, Coin and United states Bonds
BOU011T AND SOLD.
Deposits rocelved and a general linking businesa
Obtalnod for now Inventions, or for Improvements
on old onei; lor meuicai or oinurcoiniiouuui,, n
marks and labels. Caveat, Assignments, Inter
ferencea, Appeals, Suits for Infrintfuinutits, and
all cases arislun uudur tho PaU'ut Laws, prompt
ly attended to. Inventions that have been
f)W lUnrrLTiby thiil'aten'.onico may still,
Jlfj.J JIAjI TilS n most casus, bunateutnd by
ns. Bulnx opposlto tho U. H. Patent Iiunartmunt,
and eiiKHirnd In PaUmt business exclusively, wo can
make closer searches, and secure rutunts mure
promptly, and with broader claims, thuu thosu wbo
arc remote from Washington.
T Wli,NfrnPW nI mo,ul or sketch t
Ail f AJ' J-vJlOyonr dvlco wo make ex
aminations and advise as to patentability, freo of
charge. All corrMspondeuco strictly confidential,
prices low, and no ahargii unless Patent Is-socnrud.
We refer In Washington, to Uon. Postmaster
General D. M. Key, Itev.lf. D.rowor The Oortnan
American National Hank, to officials In the U. H.
Patent Office, and to Senators and Hoproaoutatlves
In Congress; and especial) to onr clients In every
Btato In the Union aud In Canada. Addren
O. A. SNOW & CO.,
Opposite Pat nt Office, Washington D, C.
THE EQUITABLE LIFE
Assurance Society of the United States.
1MO BROADWAY NEW YOHK
The Popularity of the Equitable Life Assurance Society,
indicated by the fact that for Eleyen years its average an
nual New business has been larger than that of any other
Company in the world, is due, in a great measure, to its well
known promptness in the payment of Death Claims, and its
rule never to take advantage of technicalities where an
equitable claim exists.
Asa GUARANTEE of this, and to counteract the perni
cious influence' of a technical policy, adhered to by many
companies, the Equitable makes ALL ITS POLICIES, old and
new, throughout the United States.
After the ivolicy has been in force for three years.
" The Equitable Life has paid since its organ
ization to January 1st, 1880, $51,882,730, and
closed its books upon that date without a con
tested or past due claim."
The Equitable Life Assurance Society was the first to in
TOSTLNE SAVINGS FUND POLICY,
And thereby to popularize life insurace to a degree before
l!y the late report of the Insurance Commissioner for the
.states of Massachusetts and New York, the Equitable Life
Assurance Society shows the following strong points:
FIRST The Equitable has a larger ratio of assets to lia
h'lities than any of the leading companies.
SECOND The Equitable saved more of its income last year
tlmi any other company.
THIRD The Equitable's death rate was less last year than
any other of the leading companies.
FOURTH The Equitable realizes a higher rate of rent, or
interest, on real estate than any other company.
TheSociety takes plcasuro in refcrrtosr to tlie following well knowii business
men insured in tho society, composing an
ADVISORY E0ARD OF REFERENCE FOR CAIRO:
TII08, W. I1ALLIDAY, Cashier City Natlou'il
FIIANK L. OALKillElt, Cairo City mills.
J. M. l'lIILUl'S.rresldent Ilalllday A l'htlllps
''AVtO. 8CHUH. Wholesale and retail dniR
Wi.i:!,'1I..?!..S.T1(ATT0N, of Btrntton 4 Bird
WtS n.S Jf,R,G,,T. "r O. I). Williamson.
& Co., Bout Mtorea and Commission merchants
For any Information or Insurance apply to any Member of
tho above Board or to
E. A.. BURNETT, Agent.
Corner Twelfth St., and Washington Ave., Cairo, Illinois.
W. N. CWnXMPiw5i miml Iowa Nebraska, aud tbe
Territories, ie Dearborn Street, CMcago.
SIMPSON n. TABER, of Tabor Bros., mann
WILLIAM I). L1PPKT, Assistant postmaster.
W, K. GOIILSON, Dry joods, fancy Roods and
TIKIS 8. TAItR, General merchandise and
JACOI1 BURGER, of Burger Bros, dry Roods
JOI1N 8PKOAT, rroprletoi "Sproat's RefriR
GEO. R.;LENTZ, Superintendent Cairo City
IIKItllKIiT MACKIE, of A. Macklo A Co.'s
OHIO tfc MISSISSIPPI R'r.
JTgaT-airVV'-iJTaJ! ixv' JMtf-
TIMK TAIil.K OK I'AHRKNOEIl THAIN8 KliOM
VI.NX-KXSE8 (Nov. HO, 1S70.)
No. 8 Day Erpn-ns ( Kx:'tt Humlay)..,. 1 -AO p. m.
' o Epress i Kxci'pt himdtiy) l:Mlip. in.
" 4 Nltiht Kxpri Hs (Uuily) UM&, m,
No. 5 Express (Except Sundy) frM a. m.
" 1 l)ity Kxtircss (Except Sunday).. . t:M p, m.
" 3 Nliiht Express (Uully) 1:5 u. nt.
J. R. Cl.AUK, C.S.CoNE, Jit.,
Agent Vincenncs. Gun. Ticket Ai't Cincinnati
(jAIRO & ST. LOUIS R. R.
II. "W. 8MITHEUS, Iiotseirer.
SHORTEST SHORT LINE BETWEEN
CAIRO AND ST. LOUIS.
IhronRh Express leaves Cairo 8 :4Ti a.m.
Through Express arrives nt E. Ht. Louts.. 5:(si p.m.
Through Expre.s leave K. St. Louis.... (i:(Kla,m.
Throii(!h Express arrlvos at Cairo 5:10 p.m.
MurptiysnoroC('onTfiiatiuii:av;sjalro 1 :M p.m.
Mii'physhoro Ace. arrlv- t Murphysburo TsMip.m.
Murphyshoro Acc. leaves Murphysboro. .. ft:iwa.m.
Murphvshoro Acc. arrives at Cairo lhWa.m.
The Cairo St. Lonls Itall Hoad Is the only all
Rail Route between Cairo aud St. Louis under one
management, therefore there ar no diilays at
way stations awailinj: connnctlons from other lines.
Close and sure connections at St. Louis with other
lines for North. East and West.
J. A. NAL'OLK. L. M. JOHNSON.
Acent (ietnral M.inairer.
aNOLS CENTRAL It. II.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
Tho Only Lino Running
Making Direct Connection
Trains Leave Caiuo:
3:15 ii in. Mail,
Arriving In St. Louis 9 45 a m : Chlca2o.R:!p m.;
Connecti:i!! nt Odin and K!llnt;huin for Cincin
natl, LouisvilU', Iinliaiiapolis aud p"lui East.
11:10 ii.ni. fct. Ionis unci Western
ArrivinRin St. Louis 7:Ufp. m., aud cotinegtinK
for allpoinu West.
4:130 yi.m. Vuut Kxprosis.
JorSt. Louis anil Chicuiro. arrivtux at St. Louis
tOMOp.m.. ar.,1 ChiCHo 7 yi) a ni
4:0 p in. (Mncinniiti Kxpross.
Arriving at Cincinnati 7:i) a.m.; Louisville 7:20
a m.; Indianapolis 4 :-" a.m. 1'asnengers by
this train reach the above points lH to 3t)
lluL'KS in advance of uny other route.
tSr-Thc4:iO p. m. upress hss PULLMAN
M.fcEl'IN(i CAR Cairo to Cinclmia;!. without
changes, and through elct';eiato St. l.ouis anil
A U.CIIl I J ,.fn points without itiy delay
caused bv Sunday Intervening. The Saturday after
noon train from Cairn arrives In new York Monday
mornlun ut 10::Ci. Thirty-six hours In advance of
anv other route.
iSTl'oT through tickets and further Information,
apply at Ulinole Central Railroad Depot. Cairo.
JAs. JOHNSON. J. II. JONES,
(ien. Southern Agent. Tirket Atent.
A. II. HANSON, (ien. l'ass. Agent. Chicago.
QAIRO CIT FERRY CO.
THREE i&kl STATES.
On andafter Monday. June 7th, and until lurthcr
notice the ferryboat will niiiko trips' as fullotvs:
LXAVES I.EAVKS LEAVES
Fot Fourth st Mlssonri Lnnd'g. Kentucky Ld'R.
8:ns a. m. 8:3i a. m. fl a. m.
in:00a. m. l::iiia. m. 11a.m.
4:0 p.m. 2:Mtlp. m. 3 p.m.
4:00 p. m. 4::mp.m. 5;00 p. m.
2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3 p. m
o 93 a
Whereas. Thomas .1 Shores and Susan A. Shores,
his wife, did on thu first day or December, 1874, by
their certain sale mortirairu, duly recorded In tho
recorder's office of Alexander o.ountv, In volume
"Z," pngV4il, mortgau'u and sell to tho nnder
signed, lots numbered twenty-live ('.') and twenty
six (80) In block ntijnbered one (1), In the third ad
dition to tho city of Cairo, Illinois, to secure thu
payment of a curtain promlsory note In said mort
gage described. Now, therefore, default having
been madeln tho paymmit of said Unto, 1 will mi
nor and by virtue, of tho powur of sale In said
mortgage contained, sell
ON MONDAY. JANUARY 24, 1HS0,
at tho hour of g o'clock In thu afterutirin of said
dav, at tho westerly door of the court house, In
said Alexander county, nt public vendtio to tho
hlgbcst bidder for rash In hand, together with all
right and equity of redemption of the said mort
gagors, tlioir heirs and assigns therein, the prop
erty above described, to satisfy said noto, Interest
PATRICK roi'K, Mortgagee
QftKN & Oiuikiit, Attorney.
f The Two Glasses.
Thtreaattwo'irtassM tlllsd tothabrlm
On a rich man's tabla, rim to rim,
One was ruddy and rad a blood.
And one was clear as ta eryitat flood.
Bald tbe glass of win to the paler brother,
"Let us tell the tales of the past to each otheri
I can tell ef banquet, and revel, and mirth,
And tbo proudest and grandoit souls on earth
Fell under my touch a though struck by bllgh
Where I was king, for I ruled In might.
Prom the beads ef kings I have torn the crown,
from the height of fame I have burled men duwa
I have blasted many an honored name,
I bav taken virtue and given shame;
I have tempted the youth with a sip, a taste,
That has made hU future a barren wait.
Far greater than king am I, '
Or any army beneath theiky.
I have made the arm of tbe driver fall,
And sent the train from the Iron rail;
I have made good ships go down at sea,
And tbe ihritks of the lost were sweet to me
For they said, ' Behold bow great you be I
Fame, strength, wealth, genius before you tall,
And your power and might are over all.'
Ho I ho I palo brother," laughed the wine,
"Can you bout of deeds a great as mlue ? "
8ald the water glass, ' I can not boast
Of a king dothroned or a murdered host;
But I can tell of a heart once sad,
By my crystal drops made light and glad.
Of thirsts I'vs quenched and brows I've lavedt
Of bands I have cooled and souls I have saved,
I have leaped through the valley and dashed down
Flowed In the river and played In the fountain.
Flept In the sunshine and dropped from the sky,
And otvory where gladdened the landscape aud eye,
I have easod the hot forehead of fever and pain :
I have made tbe parched meadow grow tortile with
I can tell of the powerful wheel of the mill,
1 jat ground out the flour and turned at my will)
I can tell of manhood debased by you,
That I have lifted and crowned anew.
I cheer, I help, I strengthen and aid;
I gladden tbe beartof man and maid;
I sat tbe chained wine-captive free.
And all are better for knowing me."
These are the tales they told each other.
The glass of wine and the paler brother,
As they sat together-filled to the brim.
On tbe rich man's table, rim to rim.
AN INTERESTING LETTER.
IT RINGS OF A GRATEFUL HEART AND GIVES
HONOR WHERE HONOR 19 DUE.
Mr. S. W. Capps, of Scottsvillc, Macoupin
countyTlll., writes, under date of Aug. 20,
1880, to Dr. Swaync & Son: "I sunt to
you for three boxes 'All-healijr, Ointment,'
having had the Itching Piles for almut
twenty-three years, and have been treated
for them by eleven different doctors, and
have paid out at least five hundred dol
larsyes, I would be safe in saying ono
tlwusand dollars but never wa3 cured of
that itching which annoyed mo almost to
death. When I becamo warm, particularly
at night, the itching would begin, and tho
only relict was to bathe in cold water,
soirctimes as often as six or seven times in
one night. I concluded to tr.C your Oint
ment, and have used two boxes, and the
result is a perfect cure, and I will say that
it is tho best Ointment in the world, a nd
will recommend it to one and all as such.
Swayne's Ointment is sold by all druggists.
R. Schcutenmuller, Brooklyn, writes : Your
Spring Blossom is invaluable. I have had
Scrofulous sores on my legs for a number
of years, and occasionally they would break
out on my face. I have taken two. bottles
of Spring Hlossom, according to directions,
and now all the sores have disappeared and
my skin is perfectly healthy. Priced) cents,
trial bottles 10 cents.
We desike to call the attention to our
readers to the Grand Holiday Oiler of the
Mendelssohn Piano Company, whoso ad
vertisemen. appears elsewhere. This
Company offers an $850 Square Grand
Piano, 3 stringed; 7-j octaves, in a hand
some rosewood case, for only also
many other styles of Pianos and Organs at
great bargains for the Holidays, lncludinc
sheet music at one-third price. These
Pianos, including Grand, Square and Up
right, mado one of the finest displays at
the Centennial Exhibition, and wereunani
mously recommended for the Diploma of
Honor and Medal of Merit. 1 he Mendels
sohn Piano Co. are the first to do a general
business with tho purchaser direct, saving
him more than one-halt the price charged
by other first-class makers. This saving is
mado by doing away with tho Agency Sys
tem, and giving the people the Pianos at
Wholesale or Agency prices. Wo would
recommend any ot our readers who have
nny idea of ever buying a Piano or Organ,
to send for their Illustrated ami Descrip
tive Catalogues, which will bo mailed free
Josh Billing says: "Tharo ain't no pi in
Niltral HlHtrv flint Imr linnn rt innrn nrwl
thot more oft than Appel pi, and no medi
cinkancura Indigestun and Bilionseness
hafsowell as Smintr Blossom. Trico fill
cents, trial si.o 10 cents.
From numerous cbscs of Dyspepsia and
Constipation, cured by tho use of Fellows'
Compound Syrup of Ilypophosphiles after
every otherknown remedy had bemused in
vain, its efficacy in restoring tho functions
of Digestion and Evacuation is manifest.
PUT IT TO TROOF.
At a time wncn tho community is Hooded
with so many unworthy devices aud
concoctions, it -is refreshing to
find something that is beneficial
and pure. So conscious aro tho proprie
tors of Dr. King's New Discovery tor tho
Consumption of the worth of their renin.
dy, they offer all who desire, a trial bottle
freo of charge. This certainly would bo
disastrous to them did not tho remedy pos
sess the remaikablecurativo powers claimed
Dr. King's New Discovery for tho Con
sumption will positively euro asthma, bron
chitis, stubborn coughs, colds, phthisic,
quinsy, hoarseness, croup, or any nll'ection
of tho throat or lungs. As you value your,
existence give this wonderful remedy a trial
by calling on Goo. E. O'Hara, Druggist
Cairo, Ills., and obtaining a trial bottle freo
of charge, or regular sized bottles, .00.(1)
Samuel H.InwiN, of Uto Croek, Colfax
Co., New Mexico, says : If my wife would
quit work as she should at hor ago (01) alio
would live years a monument to the magic
Influence of tbo "Only Lung rad." Soo i
intekestimi tests maok iiy the govern
N. Y. Tribune, December 17.
Dr. Edward G. Love, tho present analy
tied chemist for the Indian department ot
tho government, has recently mado some
interesting experiments as to the compara
tive value of baking powders. Dr. Love's
tests were made to dotermino what brands
aro tho most economical to uao. And as
their capacity lies in their leavening power,
tests wcro directed solely to ascertain the
uvailablo gas of each powder. Dr. Love's
report gives the following.
"Tho prices at which baking powders aro
sold to consumers I find to bo usually 50
cents per pound. I havo thereforo calcu
lated their rclutivo commercial values ac
cording to tho volume of gas yielded on a
basis of 50 cents cost per pound."
Available gas. rotivo
cubic inches per worth
Niimeoftbo each ouncu powder. per
bilking powders. pound,
"Royal" (cream tartar pow-
lr) 127.4 50 cts
"Patapsco" (alum powder). 135.3 49 "
fresh 122.5 43 '
"Rumford's" (phosplmte)old tf2.7 13 "
"llunford's None Such". . .121.0 47K"
"Redhead's". H7.0 40
"Charm" (alum powder).. .110.9 40 "
"Amazon" (alum powder). .111.9 44 "
"Cleveland's (short weight
J.foz.) 110,8 43 "
"Czar" 100.8 43 "
"Price's Cream" 102.0 40 "
"Lewis's" condensed 08.2 38
"Andrews' Pearl" 93.3 30"
"Decker's Perfect 02.5 30' "
Bulk Powder...' 80.5 30 "
Bulk Aerated Powder 75.0 29 "
Note "I regard all alnm powders as
very unwholmesonie. Phosphate and Tar
taric Acid powders liberate their gas too
freely in process of baking, or under vary
ing climatic changes suffer deterioration."
Ik the mother is feeble, it is impossible
that her children should bo strong. Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is a
perfect specific in all chronic diseases of
tho sexual system of woman. Send to Mrs.
Lydia K. Pinkham, 233 Western Avenue,
Lynn, Mass., for pamphclots.
Ik you take our advko you will lose no
timo in calling on your druggist for "Sel
lers' Cough Syrup" without an equal.
Price 23 cents.
Every day increases the popularity and
sale of Carter's Little Liver Pills. Tho
reason is that, when onco used, relief is
sure to iollow. 25 cents.
Wo wero suffering tho most ex
cruciating pain from i inflammatory rheu
matism. One application of Dr. Thomas'
Eclectrlc Oil afforded almost instant relief,
and two fifty cent bottles efiectcd a perma
nent cure. Paul G. Schuh, Agent.
O. E. C'i'MStock, Caledonia, Minn.
Tho Hippopotamus at Home.
Kingwcrc, tho canoo paddlcr (says
Mr. Stanley), espying us from his
brake covert on tho opposite side, civ
illy responded to our halloos, and
brought his hugo hollowed tree skil
fully over tho whirling eddies of tho
river to where wo stood waiting for
him. While one party loaded tho
canoo with other goods, others got
ready a lung ropo to fasten around tho
animals' necks, wherewith to haul
them through the river to tho other
bank. After seeing tlie work properly
commenced, 1 sat down on a condemn
ed canoo to amuse myself with tho
hippopotami by peppering their thick
skulls with my No. 12 smoothbore.
Tho Winchester rillo (calibre 41)did
no more than slightly tap them, caus
ing about as lniicli injury as a boy's
sling; it was perfect in its accuracy of
lire, tor ten times in succession 1 struck
tho tops of their heads between tho
ears. Ono old fellow, with tho look
of a sago, was tapped close to tho right
car with ono of these bullets. lustead
of submerging himself, as others had
done, bo coolly turned around as if to
ask: "Why ibis waste of valuablo
cartridges on us?" Tho responso to
tho iiuilo inquiry of hissagesliip was
nu oiinee-aiid-a-quarter bullet from
the smoothbore, which mado him bel
low with pain, tuid in a few moments
lie rose up again tumbling In his death
agonies. As his groans were so pitc
on, I refrained from a useless sacrifice
of life, and left the amphibious hordo
in peace. A little knowledge concern
tng these uncouth inmates of tho Afri
can waters was gained even during
the few niliiutos we wero ut the ferry.
When undisturbed by foreign soimus,
they congregate in Hhallow water on
the sand bars, with tho foro half of
tlioir bodiesexposed to tho warm sun
shine, and are In appearance, whou
thus somnolently reposing, very liko
a hord of enormous swine. - When
startled by tho noise of an Intruder,
tlmy plunge hastily into tho depths,
lashing tho waters into a yellowish
foitin, and scatter themselves belovr
tho surface, when presently tho heads
of a few re-appeiir, Hiiortiinrtlio water
from their nostrils, to taku a fresh
brcuth and a cautious scrutiny around
them; when thus, wo seo but their
ears, forehead, eyes, and nostrils, and
as they hastily submergo again it re
quires a steady wrist and a quick hand
to shoot them. I havo heard sovcral
comparisons mado of their appearance
while Heating in this manner; somo
Arabs told mo before 1 had seen thorn
that they looked liko dead taes car
ried down tho river; others, whoiu
somo country bad seen hogs, thought
they resomblod them: but to my mind
they look mora liko horses when
swimming their curved necks and
polntod ears, their wldo eyes, and ex
panded nostrils, favor greatly thbj