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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
THE TWKNTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
OF THE UNITED STATES, l0 EUOADWAY, NEW YOKE.
HENRY 15. HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAH ENDING DECKMI5EK al, 1880.
ANiH'NTUP l.KIXi Kit ., Jn. 1.
. $ 3",!iS'l.!'!l7b'.
Inter.! mid rent.
Net profit on luve.tment. ,
. g ,M',' MUi Hi
$ ii,ri,ii '7
Claim by death and matured endow
mum u.r. (?. Vri n
Dividend., nirrender value., and u-
nuillo. ;.',!';, HUM
iJl.coOutcil endowment and matured
tuntlne poll' leu 17H !,'l mi
Total pulil policyholder. 4,TW,Wi !T
Dividend on cip t 7.01 mi
Aijouele. and Mmml..luij. Kit. 1-1 o
(ii-Ueral eiiene . Ei' i li-l'l .'i
Statu, con my n, dty Lxe....... km.ms .0
Netcunu aatel., Dec. Si, !.. $ :)K,$iri,Ki
iioud. and mnrtcajes $
I'nitod ftiate hk k
State Hock., citr huh kH. and .lock.
authorized hv the lawn ol the .tutu
of ew Vori H7,4-M 17
Loan. ceurei hv bond, and toi k. ',.'! ViJ ks
Hi al elate In Sew York and Ito-ton
and purchased nailer fnn-cio.ure.. Kh'i.'?'H !
Ca.h on hand In bank" and uth r de-
poitnn. "(i intt-re.t and In trnll
(lne received).. UA'..' "V :.'!
1)03 from airem. on account of pre
mium. ttV.i UI
I :w,win i'i
Market value of .tocki and bond.
oer coft l.riil,(iM,,.'
Intere.t and n-nt. d'm and a. cru.id . :v"i!H ii
I're in i u m due and in protean of
culle. imn Hem preniliiiii. paid lo
advance, fw'.rw j K: ' ;i
Deferred premium. .. V,.vy
Total .et, Dec. 31, vtt ti l ,VH .ii
Total llaSiiltic including lejal re
nerve for rein.iirancc of ail caimi.i
llitf polio.-, 3.-n.:;ir. 11
Total undiud' d aarplti. ? V :?!. -i. I ;1
Of which beloB (a. computed i to
iiulirie. iu ncrai clan. t 'i-,,i,l '.
(if which be.jn; taa mmpu'.cdi to
pollclu. to t. inline cla t.:.J.l
Bisks Assumed in l.:.H.$:S5,17o,l!05 00
Risk Outstanding $177,5!i7,70.J 00
gT. LOUIS, I. M. tfc SO. UY.
IKON MOUNTAIN Hol'lE.
TUAINs I.KAVIt C A IK .
Arkan.a. andTex i. Expre-. .,11 to a.m. Dul y
ait.ivk at i.ur.o,
Kipr-.. ; i:"n m. )'!y
Am mi modal iiB 3:' pin. Daily
Ticket otlii e: Xj. V. OM,i l.'-vee.
If H M IMIUKN, A.-. tit.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
The Only Lino Kurminy:
O DAILY TRAINS
Making Dhikct Connection
Train. Leavi C'aiho:
Arrlvlcc In St. I.nul. H:4) a in : CUiraiii.S:.Til p.ni.;
CotinectlriL' nt tldin and Ktllnithatn for (.'iniMi
liatl, Lunin,i.e, Iniliunupolm and point. Hunt.
11 :10 it.tn. (St. I.ouiM iiml V,t'rii
Arriving In St. I.ouIh 7:n;, p, m., and coiinectini:
for all point. W ent.
4:MO p.m. l-'iist J'".x ir'.
InrSt. I.oiiIh and rhlran, arria iii)! at St. I.ut, in
ll):40 p.m., and (.'hlcuiiu 7:Ai a m
4 :IH ) p in. 'incdnn.-iti Kx prosH.
Arrlvliitf at Clnrlniiatl 7:(1 a m.; I.oiiifvIIIii 7 :vMt
a.m.; lndlaniipoltN 4:(k a.ni. I'ainienL'erK ly
thia train reach tho almvo polnth y to ;wj
HuUKS lu advance of any other route.
tirTh"& p. m. upre.K ha. ruM.MAN
hLKKI'INti t'AR Cairo to Ciiu-intiau , without
chantro", and through uleupers to St, j.otila and
Fast lo East.
PiteeniMrVH'u 1,,K' B" HirmiKli tn Knt.
J. Usncilt 1 n em points without any delay
tattled by Sunday intervenlni;. Ttio Saturdav afi. f
noon train (rotu Cairo arrive, in new York Momlav
mornliiR at Tlilrty-.ii hour in advanced
anv other mute.
ttrVoT thrnuch ticket, and further information,
inplrat IlllnolH Central Uallrond Depot. t'uiro.
JAB. JOHNSON. J. 11. .IONKS,
(ien. Southern Agent. Ticket Airunt.
A, II. HANSON, (ien. 1'aan, Agent. Clilcaun.
AQKNTSToSEI'L ,M" ,llB Jl,ll't Vll,
VV .N 1'KL)' bio Slii(-lo Volitmo ever pulilia'd
A Wniii.n of KNowi.mi(1K) foiinrted toRellior In
One Volume, contutnlnK over ll.i iw HitrKiiKSCKa to
tho mom Important matter, of Interest In the world.
Tlin iiioat Interring uml u.efui l.ook over com
D ied, cover tut Hlino.t tliu tintirn ii,,i,i . r i i,,..
A lariru liandmimo octavo voiuniu, M5 paire.. pro-
nimiiy lliu.iniieu. rnre, ii.r,o ju.
aim uhw in it. Fevenieenin .Million
hour of n. Kino, niim nueeii.. to evory
who take. It. Hold only hy iiih.erlnll,.!!
Tlii'm wl.hltifj to become Agent., addrc.i for
De.crlptlvo Clrrtiliir. tind extra termg,
O. W. C'AHLKTON 4 CO., 1'ubllabori, N.Y.CI'y.
Krolll the Undivided aim. Inn tiivuralnmr. Aiul
ilend. will he declared, avallablu on nettlement of
next ii ii mm) pr;uiliiui, lo ordinary part.clpatini;
Thu valuation of tho pollcle. outnlandinic liaa
heeu inadu on the Aiiierleun experience table, the
lejja! .landird of the rui- of New Y'ork.
J. (i. VAN l.TSE. Actuurlea.
We, the nnder.lL'iieil, have. In per.on. carefully
ex.miaed the ai eoiinl.. and counted and examined
in detail the aa.et. of the .ociety, and certify thai
the foregoing "tiiteineni thereof in corrert.
IIKN M .Mi I'ON K. KANDOM'H,
.IA.MKS M HAI.STKII,
THOM AS A ITMMISS,
John si.oan k,
Sptrclal Committee of the Hoard of Director.,
appointed Oct. .T. twi, to tiaminu tho BH.etn
and accouat. at the clo.e of tho yar.
B0ARl OK DIKKI TOUS.
John . Stewart,
.l.lilll D Joili'H,
liob.-rt I.ennx Kennedy,
I 'haiincy M. Ilepew,
II njnniin William.on,
ll.-nry M. Alexander,
U iiIi'miii Walker,
K. lioudinot Coll,
Thoma. A Riddle,
(icorgu W.( arli lon,
l.core li Kelloj,
Jin.: K Navarro,
John J. Mel .Hik,
Stephen 11. I'htllip.,
Samuel W. Torrey,
Samuel II. .line.,
A lnand. r I'. Iniu,
T. De Witt CuTHr,
William M. llli...
Samael (i. (.oodrich .
ji'rg II. Morgan,
Oeorge T. Ail. e,
llnry A. Ilurlbut.
Hcnrv r spauidiug,
William II. Vtv'-i,
William A. Wheeloi-k,
William (.. Lambert,
Henry t Mar iand
.) Hie. W. Aii 'lander.
Henry S. Ti rl.ell
Thoma S. Y'oin.i'.
Thom.-i" A I nininiiif.
I'. iIm rt ll!i,
Daniel II. I. rd,
.lame. M llaiied,
Kdward W Lambert,
li. V Handolnli,
A.biik .ii Tr.n-k.
John S:0 III.',
A"liln I drr cn.
Hcnrv V. llntl.-r.
iieorge II. Mcwart,
JAMES W. AM'XANDKH, Vice I'rcs't.
SAM I.' EL i;OI!I0VE, '.1 Vice I'rts't.
Miilical ExHtniniTs :
E. W. I.Hmtiert, M. I)., EdwM Curtis, M. I).
E. W. Scott, Snfjt i intt-ndcnt if Agencicx.
N'irtli Wciti-rn J.'iarttncot.
D. arbnrri Street, ('bir.gu.
W.N. C'KAINE, fiencral Maongcr.
E. A. EURNETT. Airt nt.
Trea.urer Edward Dejtonia.
C.erk -Jltni.i.. J. Foley.
Couixeior -Win. II. Ol.hert.
Variitiai J. II. Koi iifiiia.
Attorney William He nlrick..
a.iAHii or amuum.
K.ft Wrd-M .1 HowVv. Jeter Sanp.
Setond Ward-David T. Llncf.r, Je.ne HlcVIe
Tnlr4 Ward- Egbert Smith. 11 E, lli.ke.
Fourth Wtrii-Cfair'.i't O. l atler, Adolph 8wo
bo.la. K.nh Ward-T. W. Halllday. Ernest B. Pettlt.
QEOKGE II. LEACH, M. I).,
Physician and Surffeim.
Special a't.-ntion paid to the notneopatlilc treat
ment of .u.iial dieae, and dl.ease. of women
u:l!e: So. Pi Eighth (treet, near Commercial
)U. E. W. YlIITLOCK,
ornci No. iv. (oramirclal Avenue, between
Eigir.b and Nlntn Streeu
J)K. W. C. .IOCELVN,
1-) 10 N T 1ST.
OKKICE KlglitU Street, near Commercial Avenue.
C KIES, BOOTS AND SHOES.
THE UOSTON STORE
STAl'LK and FANCY
Provisions, Green, Dried and Canned
Fruits, CJiii'ons, (Mass Wood
and W illow ware.
HOOTS a xi) SHOES
The Rest Rrand of Flour
always on hand.
N. H. -Country rroduce taken. All Orders
Cor. Wellington Ave. and Tenth St.
CAIRO, : . . . ILLINOIS.
rpiIE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W. P. II AM.IDA Y, l're.ldent.
II. L. HAI.I.IDA V, Vlco-I're.ldnnt
TUOH. W. 1IALL1DAY, C'SHliler.
I. KTAATtl TATWR, W. r. IIAl.MDAT,
UBNKT L. HAl.t.IIIAT, H. if, CUNNINUUAM
. D. WIU.IAM80II, "TII'UKM BIHD,
0. B. OANDRI,
Exchange, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUUUT AMD SOLD.
Depo.it. received aid I gonoral tanking builne.i
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. KIRDAY
NEW ADVERTISE. M ENTM
Itcliin? and Scaly Diseases, Scrofulous
Jluinors, Ulcers, Old Sores and Sler
curiiil Allectioiis cured when all oth
er human agencies fail.
There la no human ugeiicy tan ao upet-dily. per
maneiitly and economlcully clean.u the Blood,
clear the Complexion and skin, rentoro the Hair
anil cure every upeele. of Itching. Scaly and Si rof
uIoiih liuinoi. of the bkin. Sculp and Diood a the
uticura K. meill. H. com-li-ting of Cuticnta. the
(.rea Skill Cure. Cuticuru Smf. an exouii-ite, Toi
let, Hath and Nur-ery SHimtie,and Uiticura He.
nolvent.the new Jilood I'miUcr.
SKIN JIL'MOKS, MILK CRIST, ETC.
- .; -, " r.. nni i no, iiei.itur,
.Mich . w rite, tu nt her lace, bead and ...me purl. of
her body were almo-t raw. Head covered with
ah. aud HOIC. Soil. Ted learlil'.lv ni.n t
rvllllne. I'....... ...Il , ....... ...
- - vuicu ii V.UUI ura Ilemn-
MII.K CKI'KT Ura I'
... ..in. 1 1. . n . i p . i union hitei't,
( nciimati . .peak, of her nialer . child, v,l.o wa
enred of milkcrii-t.which rerirK-d all rem. ilic lr
hi, vear-: now a lin.-Jn all by boy, with u beautiful
i , , . . v. , , " ..-.-.I, r.ii.ai..'ui r.ui km y
Littleton. N. IJ ., thankfully pn.i,o t,e Cudi ura
ItcHU fl i'H fur h mm .f t,.i i ..r . i. .. i i
TKTI I-: If ! Till' iiivik L K ... ... , .
nmt ri'MiIt p'l idem ulrnot n .!. to Ik r.
SCALD HEAD, ALOPECIA, ETC.
SCALD HEAD.- II A. Un-moml. auditor I-' W
its U. II ..lHfl...l, ui.j 1 ..I . ,.
. . . .... .ii' i... n.pnif.'d ill .mill
head of nine year.' duration by the Cn'li lira Uenr
l- .- ii in.. i-iaiiK a leari,
Meam Uro KnL'ine i;, lloctnn. .h curnl of alonr.
KAI.I.IVi: i iV ri" r 1 1. ii 4 in ....... i . . ., ..
ca or falling of the hair bv IIm- Cutli uru Ifi-im--dlc".
wbleti cnmpleti ly n atornl bin- hair when all
aid be V null lute it
DAMll.'l h'r Th,.i.4 I .... -. I.' i c.-.i ...
, . Ll. ,, ,M, uiui'.iuii, wijicii inr
twenty year" had covered In- ,eu!ii with .cale.
I) Old.- I.l.bi iifTi.ti.,l .hi. .1 1....I r '
one ijiiarter of un inch in tho 'kin-., cured by Cu
ti. iira It.-iiieilii
Cittictira Ii ii.i .Ii... .... ............I i. if.-t.-.- i.
I Oil bit. ('hernial, and DruggM., :m Wm-hmg
Ion .treet, llonon. and are lor tan- bv all Drti"
Bint.. Price of Cutleuri, a M-ili. iiml' .J. Iiv. .niaU
boxe.. .'XJ cent.: lur-'e l.nv, -. i i-m ru 'i!.....t,..
enl. the new Blood I'nrili. r. 5 per bottle. Cuticu
ra Medicinal Toilet Soup. r. c.-ntH. Cutirnru Mi
diilnal Shaving Soap. I'.c.'iit.; in bar. for burbera
atid larLte coiiHtirnerh 'ii.' A ll .,..n...l r.
receipt of price.
,-nd for lllu.tratnl Tr. iiti-e on the Skin.
Complete Treatment $1.0(1.
SAWroni). If a iiii'al CniK. OATAiir.iiAi. Soi
bst and Imi'Uovkd Inh.m.eii. wrapped In on.
lackage. with full direction., mid .old bv a
rUL'gl.tH for fllie llnlli.r A.Lr for U 4 v J. '.
., " ..... .... kfl .r'.uii
llAllll Al. ( IIIIK.
1-rom the .lniile cold orliiflueiiza to the rot
lug. .lotighiiig. and death of the .i-n.e t( .mell
I'a.te and Hearing, tbi. great remedy i. ntireme
'ol.onotl. nilll'ti. Hi'mnnil... 1....4. ..... A
he citire nieinbrune cleau.ed. di.infeiieil
-imthed and healed, bead and Voice, cleared
-mell, ta.le and hearing r. -ton-d and conntltii
loiinl ravage, checked. Tbu. externallv it nr. it.
ernallv, doe tbi. great economical' ruiuedi
"or., in.ianuv relieving and permanently cur
ng the moft, agjravati d and (iangerom form, o
i.eneral Agents WEEKS i POTTER,
It(lTOV. V ss.
J JTl J w IN FKIiVrNTEIi MALT.
Ml I Il"p-. Cuii"va and iron. s
r-iedicne I ike (, for th.-
f , . i I.1.....1, l'r:il !.. Ne Vc. and
iijj.iu l-ltll.-. New 'Ife l,,r llll.e-
hr"1" :ik. lied l.v d,ia.e.
KltiDS'll!l'"v u'l dii-lp-'H'on
QITTrKV I'l.-'H.' ere for Liver. Kid'.
I If bey and I r inrv diili.-iiltle.
Comfori iiml . r.-ng:h f. r Delicate Edna!., mid
Nur.lng .Mother. I'ure.t and bet mciicit.e
called "Ill't. :.. ' Sold evervwbere. .MALT lill'
TEKS CUM PAN Y. Ilo.ion, Ala-.
YOCUM k RRODERICK,
STAPLE axd FANCY
Vrai-hiiij;toii Avenue, Cor.
CAIltO - - II.T.S
M t , K I
1 1 2 w
MIU AND COMMISSION.
FLOUR, GRAIN AND IIAY
yitian Flouring Mills
Hurlcst ConL PnCe paid for WLeat.
MORNING, FEBRUARY IK,
Value of a Doctor's Services.
From the New York Medical Kuconl.
I w:J crilliiil nt miilnilit to visit n
genlliiiii.'in who Jml just returiiod from
a lato dinner, where ho htul sticeui'iloii
by hfwty ctuiijo; in loiljjinjr a luro lish
bono in hi.s throat. I jirovi.Jf.J myself
with an eiiictie, a pair of (I'sotihatw
forceps, and other paraphernalia li
ni";ncil to jrico him relief, ami linrrieilly
repaired to his room. I found him pac
ing up ami down the lloor, wilh a look
of intense disire.s.s ami anxiety, occa
sionally running hi.s .infers down his
throat ami ;ao;ing, He told nie, ii,
tones (if despair, that he thought it was
all up with him, but l.o;-ei me, if thu
least glimmer of hope remained, to pn.
ceed at once in my eirort.s to relieve
him. He extravagantly declared, in the
generosity of spirit begot by the vivid
ness of hi.s fears, that he would give a.
million of dollars to have that lish hone
removed. I assured hirn that such case
were freiptent, and ordinarily wcTc not
"attended with much danger, before pro
ceeding to carry out measures for re
lief. His fears underwent some diniii
nilion on the strength of this, and he
4 I ... I I ... ..... . . . .
men declared mat Idly lliou.-,:ind
lars would no inure than ivteiv tin. -J.
and art reouired to extricate the unwel
come intruder. I smiled and proceeded
to introduce! the fun-ops, but tifier sev
eral attempts failed to grasp the bone.
His fears .again induced liiin to mention
a fabulous sum its the meed of the service-that
would expel the object of his
terrors. I then ':ivn liiin tin. no. .!'..
its depressing cll'ecl causing Ids genrr
osily to rise again, barometric-like, to
a very hiirh nicssure. In m. little wLib
the emetic disburdened him of the
greater part of his dinner, and witii
up came the lish bone. He irave a si
and a look of relief, and solemnly loo
ing toward me said, "Doctor, I would
not have that thing in my throat again
for .jo!"' .My fee evidently resolved it
Self into the "valuable experience" that
tho occasion nl.'urdcd me.
An ingenious Frenchman has invent
ed a machine which makes real lace.
It is said to be as great an invention in
its way as the Jacipiard loom. One
machino can do the work of several
The Roman Academy of Science has
awarded half of the King Humbert
prize, now awarded for the lirst time,
to the German astronomer, Dr. Wil
helm Tempel, director of tho Acetri
Observatory at Florence, for his obser
vations on nebular phenomena.
The item herewith was lurnislicd bv Mr.
John Muhlig. l'oyner. Iowa: I Iiutc been
asufferer with liheumiitisiii lor the last six
years; I tried lets of medicines without any
success. Visiting one day the store of
Messrs. Wangler Iims., in Waterloo, Iowa,
these gentlemen induced niu to try the St.
Jacobs Oil, telling mo that it had n record
RS a very effective remedy. I bought a
bottle, used it regularly according to di
rections and was relieved of the ailment
from which I had suffered for six long
A Cough, Cold or Sore Throat
should be stopped. jNegltct frequently re
sult? in an Incurable Lung disease or C'on
smnplion. I!iowns Urnnchial Troches do
not disorder the stomach like cough syrups
and balsams, but act directly on the iiillain
td luiits, alluying irritation, give relief m
Asthma. Umnelntis, (.Vughs, Catarrh, and
the Thro"t Troubles which Singers and
Public Speakers are subject to. For thirty
years Ilrown's Kronrhiai Troches have been
recommended by physiciaus, and always
give pel feet satisfaction. Having been
tested by wide and constant use for nearly
an entire generation, they have nltained
well-merited rank among the few staple
remedies of the ngc. Sold at 2."i cents n
If anian's kind to you, be to him a kind
For surely "one good turn's deserving an
other," Hut if men arc ungrateful with w ine never
Nor fool like "make feasts for wise men to
eat I hem,"
If your body is ailing, don't wait till your
Hut take Spring l.lossnm at once and you'll
not need a nurse.
Prices: ifl., TiO cents, and trial bottles 10
FIJEE OF COST.
Dr. King's New Discovery for Cnnmimii-
turn, Coughs and Colds, Asthma, litonchtis,
etc, is given away in trial bottles free of
cost to the alllicted. If you have a severe
cough, cold, diilieulty o breathing, hoarse
ness or any affection of the throat or lungs
by all means give this wonderful remedy a
trial. As you value your ex'steiiee jou can
not afford to let this opportunity pass. We
could not afford, nml would not give this
remedy away unless we knew it would ac
complish what we claim for it. Thousands
of hopeless cases have already been com
pletely cured by it. There is no medicine
in the world that will euro ono-hal! the
cases that Dr. King's New Discovery will
cure. For sale by Geo. E.O'llara.dniggist,
Cairo, Illinois. (ii)
All those who don't wish their Insurance
Oufof Policy wont, let their policy stop,
Dut when HiluuiH lloadacho ails them they
always will try,
Tho virtues of Spring P.losHom as a suro
Prices: $1., C.O cents, nnd trial bottles 10
TiiuhiglioHt hopes nnd Interests of tho
raco rest on tho purity health, nnd strength
of womanhood. Wo tuko plensuro in re
ferring our renders to tho remnrknblo cftl
cacy of Lydla E. linkhatV Vogctnblo
Compound In all that class ofdlacnscs from
which woman suffer so much.
I have traveled in Spain. I have even
seen something there which has never
been recorded by any romance writer
or traveler that 1 have ever heard of
namely, that in certain districts they
still plow the ground with swords, a
custom original enough surely in tho
land of the fid! Hut I will return to
this subject another time. To-day I
only wish to express my opinion in re
gard to bull-lights, and to declare that
they are among the most astonishing
humbugs possible to conceive. Tho
French romaneists are very guilty in
this connection. I'poii tho faith of
writers like Tlioophihs (iautier and
Alexander Dumas, how many people
who never set foot in Spain have adopt
ed tho habit of speaking of tho tanro
maehieal entertainments with passion
ate admiration? (), the poor horse!
I am perfectly aware that be is destin
ed to be sacrificed, and that for such a
purpose no one could buy pure-blooded
Nteeils w.iith live orsix thousand francs;
but this miserable, consumptive and la
mentablo hack does not the less contra
dict by bis very aspect of hideousness
the magiiiliccnl promises of tho adver-
I isi.niioi I cl
A prudent man opens tho door of tho
torn, and a tcrriiied bull rushes out, a
hullVhich has just been vigorously prick-
en nun a goad in onier to compel
i" iiiiiMi iii eiury
i . .. i ..... .i . .
in a theatrical
'""i me rnif riaiiimciii. lias lic'iin
1 lie mill pauses fur a moment. No one
moves. He sees the horsn of the pica
dor, and rushes at him with tho veloc
ity of a cannon ball, burying his horns
to their roots in the animal's belly.
Imagine the astonishment of tho horse,
who has not had the slightest idea of
what was going to happen; for hi.s eyes
had been generously bandaged! Some
times it is in the horse's chest that tho
bull buries his horns, with a sickening
thud. Then tho bull tries to lift horse
and rider together that immense
The batulerilleros come, and shake
their cloaks and draw off tho attention
of the animal. Another picador comes
into the plaza; the bull sees him and
rushes forward to disembowel tho
second horse, while the assistants aid
the lirst dismounted cavalier to his feet.
Do Is so weighed down with iron armor
worn under his yellow trousers and his
brown waistcoat that it would bo im
possible for him to get up without help.
Tho bull kills tho second horse, then
a third sometimes a fourth, or even
Now, good people, you imagined per
haps, like me, that tho pioador'sduty is to
stop tho bull in his mad career and pro
tect his hor-o by means of the long
lance which he carries. No, no! The.
picador is there only as an ornament.
Tho horses are only used to tire tho
bull. The furious animal must bo al
lowed to wear himself out; and to dis
cmbowl the helpless and blinded
animals, until his muscles are weary
and his strength is spent. Tlio proof
is that at Painpeluna, last summer, a
picador who hail dared to defend his
horse was put in prison.
And how does tho matador kill tho
bull? Ah! il is then that the spectaclo
becomes dull, long and tiresome indeed.
Tho espada waits until the bull chooses
to offer himself to him under good condi
tions. Piit unfortunately, tho breath
less animal does not always lend him
self to these whims. Why should be,
inasmuch as he does not know exactly
what is wanted of him?
There is a sudden lightning of steel;
the torero has sprung forward. There
is a tempest of hisses. He has missed
his aim! (iood! he tries again. 'This
time the sword has entered lip to the
hill. Hut the bull does not fall. On
the contrary, he seems to have made up
hi.s mind to take a walk leisurely around
tho arena. Ten minutes pass. The
animal is still linn upon his legs. The.
public become tired and roar out:
"(lira espada: --(another .v.vord.)
They bring the other sword, and the
matador plunges his second weapon up
to tho hilt beside the lirst.
At A.peita 1 saw a bull which had
thrco swords buried in him, one aClcr
tho other, and which still continued to
walkabout. For a whole half hour ho
refused to fall, and vou can imagine
how much the people were amused
during that half hour.
At liilboa I saw another bull which
had a sword plunged half-way into bis
neck, and remained standing for twenty-seven
minutes, w hile the baiiilerille
r.is forced him to keep turning hi.s head,
lirst (o the right then to tho left, in
order that the blade of the sword should
sink in further at each movement.
inl when this was over, nnd the hill
was touching the animal's skin, ho per
sisted in refusing lo die, an I they had
to knock him on the head to finish him.
And dually I saw Lagartijo, that
espada held to be I lie hist representa
tive of tho old classic school of matad
ors, pierce a hull six times wilh Iih
sword before lie could make him fall.
The most astonishing characters in
all this hi ly farce are the two men in
the redcaps who rake tho sand of the
arena, and keep it smooth, They remain
there the whole lime as trampiil as
Kaptisle, calmly raking away without
so much as turning their beads; and
jiaying as little attention to tho bull as
if lie never existed.
And while tho batulerilleros go and
eome, and shout and almost jump out
of their bodies in order to mako us
think It is (rightfully dangerous, tho
rakers go on raking without looking
to right or left. Tho bull pays no at
tention to them, and they do not pay
any to llm bull.
And when 1 expressed my astonish
ment al this spool nolo to a Spaniard,
and said to him: "Why, there is not any
danger at all!'1 tho good man scorned
embarrassed, and lining of a frank,
character, Dually answered:
"It Is true. It was very clumsy to
have allowed thoso rakers to remain
Whut tho Spaulards roallv sock in
those diversions Is tho sight orMho
blood poured out, and certain horrors
which I purposely refrain from men
Honing at all.
NEW SERIES NO.
And tho proof of what I say is that
nfter each exhibition the male and
female spectator.! go to the charnel
house, in which are heaped up in
pool of blood and torn entrails the
fifteen or twenty dead horses, with their
gaping wounds, their eyes starting
from their orbits, and their tongues
protruding between their long teeth.
And beautiful women in mantillas go
there, and smilo and play with their
fans, and chat, and look upon thoso
hideous sights without a stiudderl
i- t i
An Amusing DueL
An old East Indian officer, in giving
some reminiscences in Chambers' Jour
nal, tells this story: Tainton's regiment
was stationed at tho Straits (Singapore,
Malacca, and Penang), but ho was offi
ciating as brigade major while tho real
incumbent was absent on furlough at
the Cape, lie was known to bo an ex
traordinary shot with gun, rillo and
pellet bow. Nothing could rufllo him
outwardly, but I pity the man who in
stilled him, for Tainton, with a smilo,
would think no more of throwing him
out of a window than ho would ol kick
ing a cur down stairs. Ho was a lamb
in appearance, but a very lion in cour
age ami strength, and neither drank,
gambled nor ipiarreled; but in those
dueling days even he could not at times
avoid the "wager to battle." D , a
foolishly irate and somewhat tipsy man,
moreover only a lato arrival, took um
brage at some remarks of a perfectly
iiiolVensivo. mttiire made by Tainton, and
the usual challenge followed. There is
a limit to the greatest forbearance, and
my gallant friend was tired of being
made a target of, so consented to go
out provided his terms were acceded
to; and these were that they were to bo
placed face to face at fifteen yards or
less, ho to bo armed with his pellet-bow
alone, and his adversary to load his own
weapon; and that from the moment the
word "Load!" was given, each party
was to be at liberty to do with his weap
on what ho chose. The seconds knew
Tainton well, and they anticipated soma
fun from tho novel duel; so, while con
senting to tho terms, they made them
known all over tho station. Tho day
arrived. Tainton's adversary strongly
protested against such a strange duel;
but he was told ho had no choice; as
the right of choosing weapons lay with
tho challenged. So D , more irate
than ever, wont to tho place of meeting,
vowing be would drill a hole through
his man for making such a fool of him.
The whole plain was crowded with spec
tators. Tho two stood face to face,
Tainton with his pockets full of harden
ed pellets and his bow. 1) with an
ordinary pistol. Tho word "Load!" be
ing given, D lifted his powder flask,
when rap, ran, came two pellets on his
knuckles, and ho dropped his pistol and
ila.sk as if they had been red hot! Tho
bystanders screamed with laughter.
D got more savage, and hastily
deking up the pistol and flask, tried to
oad; but a similar visitation as before
made him drop them again, whilst an
other rap, rap. made him turn his back
on his foe. The seconds now interfered
and declared the duel at an end, because)
the conditions had been violated by
D , who was led off tho ground
foaming wilh rage. Hut a little retlee
tion and a little impiiry into the antece
dents and character of the antagonist
ho had to deal with convinced him of
the folly of quarreling with such a man,
and a party w as got up tit mess, whero
the two met and shook hands.
Tainton's skill with tho Indian pellet
bow w:ts .something marvelous. Ho
had been known, for a wager, with
live pellets to knock over three snipe;
and the Sepoys and native officers of
his regiment not only loved him, but
believed him to bo possessed of super
natural powers, and were ever fond of
relating the most improbable stories of
him, ami nothing would convince them
to the contrary. One story was, that
with a hard 'pellet he could drill a hole
in an earllien-ware water-pot, and with
a soft one till it up again!
Tea in Tibet.
To tho Tibetan tea is more than a
luxury; it is nn absolute necessary.
Deprived of the costly hut indispensable
astringent, ho suffers from headache,
grows nervous, restless, out of condi
tion, and altogether unhappy. And yet,
to European taste, tho infusion, as pre
pared by Tibetans, is tho remotest pos
sible imitation of tea. The Tibetan tea
pot is a wooden churn, much like a
liutler-churn, into which the boiling in
fusion is poured through a strainer; a
little salt is added, and some twenty
strokes applied with a dasher pierced
with five boles. A lump of butter Is
then thrown in, and the compound in
again churned with from one liumlrod
to one hundred and lifty strokes, ad
ministered wilh much precision and
regularity. The tea is then ready (or
How he Treated A Horse,
It was necessary, on a certain occa
sion in court, to compel a witness to
testify as to the way in which a Mr.
Smith treated his horse. "Well, sir,"
said tho lawyer, with a sweet and
winning smilo a smilo intended to
drown all suspicion iwto ulterior pur
poses "how does Mr. Smith generally
ride a horse P" The witness looked up
innocently nnd replied: "Generally a
fctraddlo, sir, I believe." The lawyer
asked again : "Hut, sir, what gait docs
ho rideP" The imperturbable witness
answered: "Ho never rides any gate,
at all, sir, but I'vo seen hi.s bovs rido
every gate on the farm." Tho lawvor
saw ho w as on the track of a Tartar,
nnd his next ipicsl ion was very insinu
ating. "I low does Mr. Smith rido,
when ho is in company with others'
I demand a clear answer." "Well, sir,"
said the wiliioss, "lio koejia tip with tho
rest, if his horse Is able to, and if not
he falls behind." Th ; lawyer was by
this lime almost hesido himself, and
asked: "And how does he ride when
ho is aJonoP" "I don't know," was tho
reply: "I was never with him when ho
was alone," and there tho case drop