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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO. FT J J VMS 1 1 I hi i i
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THK TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY U. HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAH ENDINO DECEMBER 31, 1880.
AHOI'NTOP I, K IX, Kit ASSETS, Jull
Interest and rents
Nut profit on Divestments
Claims by death and matured endow-
(110 II IM I -i.'f.'.lA M
Dividends, surrender valu
nultles -J, 410 hi
Ulsconntcd endowment ami
tontine (ltciTH 17 m; iKi
Total paid policy boldi:ri it,'ti,:W.r,
Dividend on capital T.i )
Agencies and cemmli'idons x-.il, l-.T m
General .-tpeuses V,W '''
State, county aurt city taxes............. m,h.s ;v
Net cash assete, Dee. 31. 1W.. f ,4iri.M ir.
Itutidn and mortgage !,0VM7'iVl
Inited Mates storks '.Vjl l.j'.ll Kl
State stocks, city stocks, and Mock
authorlz 'I by laws ol the state,
of New Vork M.4t.' 17
Loans n'tiirwi by lon d and Mo k . T.' I.V. J sk
Real r.tate In New York and ilorton
and pun ha.i-d undT foreclosure.. OJ
Cah on liaud In hanks and uthcriU
pusitoriu' "ii inti-n-nl and In tran-il
isln'e received i IMHl.MiV s
Du3 from agents un account of pre
miums tfiiU-'l '!.!
I :iIM,MI 'M
Market value of stocks and bonds
over cost l.'J!,iiM,
Interest and rents dm; and atcrm-d.. :1.'H t
premium duo and in process of
collection iles premiums paid In
advance, f'.J.irit ) Pi-! ;V,'i ii
Deferred premiums i..M..V:t n.
Total a.scls, Dec. Ill, $ 11.1 rj ,u
Total liabilities including li'jal re
serve lor reinsurance ol (nil .exist
Uii t".li t
Total nndiwded surplus
Of which belongs (a. computed i to
policies in L'ancral '!
Or which bt'loiii.'" as computed; to
I !.r,,m,i ji
cla- ..f.'I.Jji) oi
BLsk Assumed in li!i!Of8:J5,17o.n05 00
Risks Outstanding - 8177,597,70:1 DO
gT. LOUIS, I. M. & SO. RY.
IRON MOUNTAIN RollE.
T ruins d:a 1 caiko,
Arkansas and Tcxm Kxpress 11 C.a.m. Dally
AllUtVI AT CAIli'l.
Ticket o!lli u: So. V. Ohl.i l.'-vcc
ii ii MiLitnis
a in. Dal'y
p in. Iias!y
ILLINOIS CKSTItAL li. Ii.
Sliortest ami Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
Tho Onlv Ijino Hunnin
O DAILY TllALXS
Making Direct Connection
Traini Lkave Caiiio:
U: 1 5 ii m. Mail.
Arrlvlnirln St. I,oul V:i' a m.; tlilci;o.H;rin p.m. ;
C'onni'ctlni; nt (idln and KllUmham for I'mcii
Datl, Luulavillt', lnillanapolid nud polnla Enm.
1 1 llO it. in. !St. Ijouih itud Vctrn
10 x irtHH.
Arrlvlns In St. T.oit.n 7:0.1 p. m., and coiiiu'ctim:
for all poluta ukl
4 :U j).in. I-'hmI Kxprr'HH.
JnrSt. I.iul nnil I'hlcao, nrrlvirlu at St. I.ouIk
10:4U p.m., and I'hlcauo 7 :'.') a ni
4:U p.m. C 'irifiniiut i Mxprffw.
Arrlvintf at Cincinnati 7:00 a.m.; Loinr-vlllfl 7:i
a ni.; lndlaimpollH 4:im a.m. PadHcnircrii hv
thin Inilii rciii'h llm aliovii polntK J i io UtJ
lloL'HH In advaiir.v of any othur routo,
IVThn 4 :'J0 p. tn. vxprrM lm. I'd. I. MAN
M.KKl'lMI CAK Cairo to Cincinnati, without
channel", and through iiliTporn to St, l.oiitM anil
Fast Timo IOast.
Pa ccnn trnvu ''T tli ii" lino ro tliroiiyh to Mt.
J. anntlltin itii point without any dolny
caur-ud by Sunday Intcrvriilnn. The Siiturday aft or
noon train from Cairo arrive In new York Monday
niornltiK at lii::iri. Thlrty-idx hour In advance ul
any oilier route,
t'frKor throtiijh ticket and further Information,
apply at lllliml Central Hullruad Depot, Cairo.
JAB. JOHNSON. J. 11. .I0NK8,
(len. Sonlliern Affent. Tlcki'l Atfeiit,
A. II, HANSON, Dun. l'a, AKcnt. CUlco.
A QI')NTS-To hELL Ul1" lliu iM",t Vl,,u
"NV'AN Vhil) l)lu Hlnulo Volumo over pclilin'd
A Woni.n of Knowi.kiiiih, cnllorled locellier In
Ono Volntuo, conliilnlnu uvr ll.omi idtrnintNcKi. to
thu niol linporlnnt mailer uflntereal Inthu world.
Tliu mot liilerentlnuniid too. ml hiiok over com
piled, covering iilmoBt tlm cniiro Held of Learning.
A Inruo hnndoin oclnvo voliimu, m paue, pro
fuely lllutrled.- I'rlcu. t l.511. Jt piil,.H,
aud now In It eveutceiitn ulliiou. Tin only
Hook nr it kind. Sure iiece PVory Aueut
Who take It. Sold only hy uhrrlptn.
Tlu wlhln to niicnmo Am'iit, addroM for
T)ecrlpl.lvo Circular iiiid extra K-nu.
U. W. CABLKTON Js CO,, rubllthora, N.Y.CIty.
Krom tho undivided urplu. revemlonarr divi
dend will ho declared, avallalilu on lettlement of
' annual prumlum, to ordinary participating
Thu valuation of thu policie outstanding ha
been made oulloi American experience lablu, thu
leyal mamlard ol the tnte of New York
O. W. I'HII.I.II'S, 1 . , .
J. i. VAN CISE. Actuarc.
Wo, tho iind' tHlrieil, have, In ierion. carefully
oxatniaed thu aa oiiiiIh, ami rountoil aud examined
in detail thu am t of the mx:lcMy. and certify that
the fureu-uiiiK etateinent ihi-reof I correct.
IIKNMSifTON V. KANIJOLI'IJ,
IAMHS .M HA I.STKi),
TIIKMAS A CI.'MMINS,
II KN KY S, TKIUtKLL,
, , John SI.OANK.
bpicial Commltiee of the Hoard of Director,
appolutudOct. iff. IHmo, in rxaniino tho aeti
and aicounl at the clow of the yaar.
HenrvH Hyde, John A. Stewart.
ii-ir;o u. Morgan,
Oeoriio T. Adee,
Henry A. Iliirlbnt,
II' nry f SpauldliiL',
William II. Kot-u,
William A. Whei-birk,
William . I.amliert,
Henry U. M arri'iand
.la no' W Ali xnnder,
ll-i ry S. Terl,e
Thoma S. Yihinl'.
Thoma- A Cuniiiiiii,
Kolii rt lliu-",
Daniel It. .,'rd,
Kdard W Larnberl,
II. V Itaiidoli.h,
AUiiniin 'I iRfk.
A" h hel It reen.
Henry V lluth r.
lieorye II. Stewart,
Jonii i .lonen,
Hobert l.ermx Kennedy,
Chaiincy M. Depcw,
H njamin Wlllemon,
H'nry M. Alexander,
K Hoiidinot Colt,
Thoma A Middle,
Oeort'o W. Carleton,
(ieore O. Klloi;(
Jo.e K Navarro,
John .1. McCook,
Stephen II. I'hllllp.
Samuel W. Torn-y,
Alexander I1. Irvin,
T. De Wilt Curler,
William M. Hlic,
W illiam Abxander.
Samuel (i. Goodrich .
JAMES V. ALEXANDER. Vice I'rca't.
SAMUEL IIORROWE, Z Vice I'rcs't.
E. W. LnmUrt, M. I)., E.lw'U Curlis,M. I).
E. W. Scott, Supcriutcndcnt of Agencies.
North Western Department.
I'B Dearborn Stri ct. Chlcairo.
W. N. CRAINE, tiuneral Maii''er.
E. A. BURNETT. AScnt,
Mayor N. H. Thictlewood.
Treasurer Kdward Deionla.
Cli-rk Dctinl. J. Foley.
Counelor--W m. li (ii'.bert.
Mar-hal J. II. l'.o'.i non.
board op AUiium.
Y.rti Ward-M. J Howley. peler Sann.
SrcoMi Ward-David T. Linear. .h-e IDnklo
1 him w arii-ti-tiert timlth. II. r . lllako.
Fourth Ward I. harle o. I'alitr, Adolph Swo-
K i n V, atd-T. W. Halllday, Ernct B. rettlt.
Circuit Judirc- D. J. j(uk
Circuit flerk-A. II. Irvli
Coumy JudL'e K. S. Yocurn.
v-ountycierk-H. J. Humin.
County Attornxy-J. M. Datnron.
County Treanurer-Mllea W. I'arkor.
Coroner H. KitZL-eraid.
Couuiy Commlioner-T. W. Halllday, J. A
M.OIbha, Samuel Hrlley.
I ' 0..-SI-.HAL. IJKLIVEHY open , VA) a.m.: clone
o:.Mip.m.; sumiay: B to 9 a. m
QEOlUiE II. LEACH, M. D.,
riiysician and Suriri'on.
Special attention paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment M .urijical dieaiie. and dieae of women
Office ; No. M Kifhth treet, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, Hit.
E. W. WIIITLOCK
Offin No. l:v. Commercial
EiK'litli and Ninth Streeu
AY. C. JOCELYN,
D E N T I S T .
- Eight h Street, near Commercial Avenue.
C. jCHIHS, BOOTS AND SHOES.
THE I50STON STORE
STAPLE and FANCY
Provisions, Croon, Dried and Caimod
Fruits, Queens, Class Wood
HOOTS and SHOES
Tlie Rest Itauid of Flour
alwayi on hand.
TOU ACCOS.C1Q AI IS.Etc
l'roduce taken. All Ordun
Cor. WntiUlnutoii Ave. and Tenth St.
rpiIE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W.P. nALLIDAY, !'reldent.
H. L. HA 1,1,1 DAY, Vlco-I'realdont.
TUOS. W. 11ALLIDAY, Cahlr.
I. tTAATB TATton, w. P. IIAM.mAT,
HINRT L. HAU.mAT, n, U, OUNNINouaM,
. I). WIU.IAMKON, TrUXK BIHD,
U. B. OANIIII.
Exchange, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUGHT AND BOLD.
Oapoiltarecolved and a general linking builueei
Money Order Department open at 8 a. m.
tt S p. m.
Through Eipre Mall via llllnola Central 3:40
llHi.lppl Central Hallroadi close at 8 p. m.
Cairo and Toplar Bluff Through and Way Mall
clone at 1 p. m.
Way Mall via llllnola Central. Cairo and Vln
cenne and Mi.lppl Central Hallroadi clone at
:4.'i p. 111.
Way Mail for Narrow
Cairo and Evanavlllo Hlvcr Route cloei at 2:30
p. ui. daliy (except Friday).
Oai;q Kallroad clone at
iV Walnntand Cedar lreet:
K. Fourteenth treet, between
ervtrea Sabbath II
a. m. and 7:) p. tn.: Sunday School 1:S) n. m.
CIIHISTIAN-Eli-liteentli utreet; meeting Sab
J bath 10::j( p. m.; preachliiK occasionally.
CIiritCH OK THE REDEEMER (Kplcopal)
Fourteenth atreet; Sunday Mornln prayer
IU:30 a. m.: evoniliL' oraver. , :.'k) u. m.: Sunday
chool H::io a. m. Friday evetilnu urHyer7::i l). m.
rTKST MISSIONARY UAITIST CHl'KCn.
I I'reachlriir at 10::l a. tn.. a 11. m.. anil 7::m n. in.
Sabbath ai.liool at 7:l p. 111. Itev. T. J. Shore,
1 J hath ri a. in
Thirteenth atreet: n rviie
Smulay nchool 2 p. m.
l i'reachlnc Subhath
Eighth and Walnut street;
h lu:.HI a. m. and 7 n. m. :
prayer meeting, Wedneadav 7::HI p. m.; Sunday
School, ii a. m. Her. Whittaker. bailor.
RES BYTE hi AN Eighth tre.-t; preach) ng nn
Sabbath at 11:) a. m. and 7:;i0u. m uraver
meelluc Wednesday at 7:H'ip. m.; Sunday School
at :j p. ni. Dev. Ii. Y. '.ii-ore. pntor.
ECOND FREEWILL BAPTIST Fifteerth
street, between Walnut and Cedar atreet: aer-
vice Sabbath at 3 and 7 : 'M p. 111.
tT. JOSEPH'S (Rmnuu Catholic) Corner Cro
O and Walnut meet; etrvlce Sabhalh 10:30 a.
Suniiay School at 2 u. m.: Vcnnera J n. m .: er-
flee every day at H p. m.
CT. PATRICK'S-,' Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
O street and Wacliinirlou avenue; service Sab
naihband lo a.m.; Vesper 3 p. in.; Sauduy School
I P- m. service every da.- at M u. m. Hev. M:mIix)iii
AIRMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE IN
11 ION, hold it regular weekly nueiiin- in
the hall of the Cairo Temperance Reform Ciun, ev
ery Thursday afternoon, at 3::i0 o'clock. Every
body 1 invited to atteud.
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Dealer in Ice.
WT Of LETTERS RKMAININO CNCALLMI)
ilMi 1'OSTOFFICK AT CAIRO, ILL
FRIDAY, FEIlliCARY 18, 1881.
NEW SEItlES-NO. 201
Teaterday and To-Day,
draper, S. F.
Johnson, Sarah M.
Lonj;, Mary E.
Mocjre, M. E.
Brooks, Maria 1J1
Hunson, Mati'.Mo J.
McKay, Flon nco
Allen, Flem . Anderson, A. J.
Ambroao, Joe Adams, John
Bolshy, Arthur Brown, K. K.
Barker, Ed Dut,., ). y,
Bonner. Frank Drumlry, 1 WT.
Brown, Nelson Bamett, S. J.
Burns, Mike Bamett, S T.
Barton, Wm. , Carter, J. D.
Carey, Clias. H. Coleman, C. H.
Clark, Ed(.t) Calhoun, J. E.
Dallon, Ed Duster. John
Du kerson, Louis Drumtnond. Idncy
Davis, Win. II. Kowrle. Frank
Fisher, Frank Fisher, Jeremiah
Frie, KukuI, Wm .
(Hlmore. Jackson Oillln, Mart
Gatland, Rlch'd (;.dnlu, Walter
Gariu, Wm. Ilewett 4 Sharp
Harsto, J. Haslthurst, J
Harpold. J Howrlnan, M.
Hauler. Richard Hautflnor, Henrr
!vor, (ieo. Irvin, N.
James. O. Jordan, Allele
Jacobs, W'arry Johnson H . D.
Johnsoa.J.C. Johnson, Olof
Jaeontol. W. C. Jenkins, T.J. D.
Jordon, Sam'l Kinu, Auron
Kildey. Charley , Lant.. Harry
Leonard, .las. L. ', Lockhart.Jobn (ii
Louey, Dennis Lyons, John
McEllec tb, 1'. ' Murten, Iru F.
Morris. Mu!, Morgan, M. P.
Mort-an, John W, Murpbv, Beutly
Murphy, Moses 0'Dono;hue, A. II.
Paine, Geo. L. Pero.zo, Louis
Peae, Lactus Powers, Stephen
Reel, Dow Richmond. Frank
Roser.John Roberson, George
Roberson, Renco Rockwell, Evens
Rbl'ko. Mlcklu Snlllvan, Davo
Small, Henry Sneed. James
Stlch, Lonls Thomas, Jacob
Thomas. Pell Taylor, John
Webb, Richard Walker, B
Warden, B. F. Williams, Ank
WlUiarus, Green Williams, Geo. H.
Ward, Jessy Whllesides, Rev. J. W.
Walker. Jas. C. A. Walker, Thos.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Car Loads a Specialty.
OFFI C K :
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SIIEET-IR0N WARE
ALL KINDS OF J0U WORK DONE TO ORDER.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo. - . Illinois
5; - T
b 1 .2 w
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FLOUR, GRAIN AND HAY
Hkliest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
Person callinjr for the above mentioned will
please say advertised GEO. W. McKE.UG,
The great telegraph consolidation is
not to be accomplished without a jrood
deal of fighting. The ocean cable com
panies are of course completely at the mercy
of the monopoly as soon as it is i'onuiM,
ami they propose to make a struggle for
the observance of existing cimtracts. Ouc
case is already in court ami it is likely that
the fight will be a hitler one. It is unlike
ly, however, that the consolidation will be
prevented by any legal action. A great
monopoly is always in a condition to olfer
terms ot compromise, putting its adversa
ries out of the way.
As a ccitic for Rheumatism the most emi
nent physicians of the day highly recom
mend St. Jacobs Oil. It can be purchased
at any drug house and the price is insig
nificant, when you take into consideration
the wonderful cures it will produce.
A large number of Rhode Islanders
want a constitutional convention held to
modify the present illiberal and restrictive
instrument, which disfranchises a large
number of citizens because they do not
own a certain amount of real estate. Tlic
mill men, who own Rhodo Island, are op
posed to any change, and have such power
that they can prevent the holding of a con
vention by the means' prescribed, and the
people arc talking about falling back on
their "sovereignty," which affords them the
only way out of tho difficulty.
-Within a very near approach to truth,
tho human family inhabiting the earth has
been estimated at 1,000,000,000; tho annual
loss by death is 18,000,000. Now, the
weight of the animal matter of this im
mense body cast into tho grave is 110 less
than 03-1,000 tons, and its decomposition
pioduccs 0,000,000,000,000 cubic feet of
matten The vegetable productions of tho
earth, clear away from the earth tho gases
thus generated, decomposing and assimi
lating them for their own increase. This
circle- of changes lias been going on ever
since man becamo an occupier of the earth,
lie feeds on tho lower animals and on tho
seeds of plants, which in duo time become
part of himself. Tho lower animals feed
upon tho herbs and grasses, which, in their
turn, become tho animal; then, by its death,
again pass into the atmosphere, and are
ready onco more to bo assimilated by
plants, the earth or bono substanco alone
remaininc; whero it is deposited, and not
cvon there unless prosecuted us a com
At the present timo the country is
flooded with preparations for CoughH and
Colds, but far ahead ot oil others Is Dr.
Hull's Cough Syrup, that old and tried
remedy for Coughs, Colds, Consumption,
A GAME CHICKEN.
A chicken lived, a e.bli kou died ;
His drumsticks and his wins wore fried;
His feathers by a dealer dried,
Aud, very shortly at tur ilyoil.
Soul 1 1 0 Irul none; ftilnilttinif that,
How I'oiiic it there, np n her hat.
Hn pliinies-n mortal e.luc k"n' ri6
A K'ol'ioua lur I of pai.,l.icl
Aha! IInw vry sharp a i-luw is
1 1 i 1 1 . 1 ti in h velvi't paw!
A ('oiTr;ioinli'!it wi.-Iii-s to know if
the "Lay on .Mardiill"' was one of Slinks
peare's earlier poems.
The IJa-by. -I'vo got n bawl ticket,"
nam neighbor Juliu, ruefully, u turned
out there was a new baby in the family.
Query. No woman was ever known
to marry a man whose first remark on
being introduced to her was about tho
The Last thing. A contemporary
says: "Tho la.st thing a man wants to
do is to die." Then his wishes aro
gratified. It is the last thing ho does.
An Exeetition. A horse-shoo may
bring good luck, but tho pedlar's horse,
who has four of them, ami never seen a
jeek of oats in two months, don't be
lieve much in it.
At a Rail. Matchmaking Mamma
(to her marriageable; ilauluer) :
"Virginia dear, don't lose sight of tout
gentleman in mourning. Ho may be a
No Change. -"Only twenty?"-"Yes,"
sho explained. "(Juorgo made lue
promise when we were married that I
wcjuld never change-. I was twenty
then, and I mean to keep my promi.-e."
Work Enough. "I have' n't work
enough for another servant," said a
lady to a girl that applied for a .situa
tion. "Oh, yes, you have, ma'am. It'll
take precious little to keep me busy,"
was the naive response.
An Old Rrute. "I wonder," said a
young lady, "why Hymen is always
represented as carrying a torch;" to
which her bachelor unelo responded.
"To indicate that ho always makes it
warm for people who marry."
Tho Germans won't allow the impor
tation of sausages from America. They
say they are adulterated. Rut th'u
thrifty Teutons will tako all the live
hogs they can get, and do the adultera
tion themselves. They think they can
do it cheaper, if not belter.
Tho late Dr. David P. Smith. Pro
fessor of Surgery in tho Yalo Medical
School, served as a surgeon in tho civil
war and once saved his life when
drunken soldier leveled a gun at him
by shouting: "Shoulder anos!'
"Ground arms'." The soldier median
Running Through It. A wag cireu
lated a report that a certain rich old
farmer had been "running rapidly
through his property." Tho farmer
called on him to "retract tho slander,"
when the wag said he saw him " run
ning through his property" with his
untune nun ancr mm.
What They Ought to Learn.
Nothing is more painful to one who
knows what mothers ought to do for
their children, or wives for their hus
bands, than to see the idleness of young
women wiio are coinpelleii to work lor
a living, and to see how empty-headed
they are. This may secili a small mat
ter in itself, but the moment a woman
is married she has to learn to bo inter
esling in her homo to her husband, and
as soon a she is a mother tho traiiiim.'
of her children is the foremost duty of
tlie hour. In these two spheres of lift
wnicn are essentially the goal of a
woman's existence, everything depends
upon what the wife and mother brings
to her several portions, everything for
her own, her husband's and "her child
ren's happiness. Women are perpet
ually losing their husbands became
they rely upon evanescent personal
charms to uphold nlVcction, but thu
surest way to provide against the de
cay of the early enthusiasm of married
lifo is to cultivate those mental nnd
1110111 iiialities which make women al
ways charming and attractive.
Nothing is surer to do this, asido
from personal manners, than the im
provement of one's mind, tho growth
of the literary tastes, the interest of
what imports new and wholesome at
tractions into one's home. It may bo
the microscope, or French or (iernian
translation, or botany, or English liter
ature, or history, or music; but, what
ever it is, the stimulus of knowing ono
thing thoroughly is worth immensely
more than the knowledge itself, be
cause it gives ono the power to know
more and to enjoy more. These studies,
even in themselves, are relining, but,
pursued in the general ntniosphere of
nonie, they are more than nimiily re
lining; they are agencies by which Iho
spirit of home is chastened, made mor
al, even made religious. Religion in
ono's home is best when it is least in
sisted upon, when its lifo is tho uncon
scious poetry of the household, when it
seems to he the natural illumination ot
the amenities of life; and religion and
culture go together in the well-ordered
life of every woman. Rut ills when tho
wifo becomes a mother, when tho relig
ion and culture find a congenial sphero
for development in tho sanctities of
home, when among children nnd among
friends nnd neighbors the tone is always
uplifting and inspiring, that literary
cult tiro and genial development of a
woman's mind and heart seem to mako
life sweetest; and fortunate Is tho iniv
or girl who lias such a homo. It is from
such quarters, bo they the log cabin or
tho house with tho brown-stone front,
that men and women go forth with tlie
idea that conquers tho world. Every
leading person has had a start some
where, and usually it is traced to one
of those mothers whoso native or ac
quired culture has been imparted to
her children. Hero Is the true impor
tance of literature at home, It pays for
itself hundruds of times over, In its In
Uuonoo upon parent and In tlm early
direction it jives to their children.
Br M. A. K.
Itut yesterday I passed this way,
And looked for you, oh, blossoms gay I
Oh, roses redl oh, lilies fair!
And scarce could find you anywhere.
Your little hen. Is, as If in pain,
From waning for the drops of rain,
Beneath tho dusty leaves luy low,
To 'scape, the fierce sun's fcryent glow.
Tho meadow (trass that should have been
A tender, shining emerald green,
To yellow hay was turning fast,
Before tho scytho had o'er it passed.
The woodland bird, with saddened tongue,
A rniuiem to her fledgling sung
That seemed a prayer, with this refrain,
"Come, blessed r.linl como, blessed rain!"
The blossoms faint, the famished bird,
Rut yesterday I saw and heard.
Now let me tell, without delay,
The wondrous change I aw to-day,
I nst night the glorious rain fame down
t'pon the country and the town,
And left its shining jewels there
To timko the earth supremely fair.
And whon the rosy day was born,
I sallied forth togreet the morn,
And saw thu flowers, with fair.proud heads,
Rejoicing in their fragrant beds.
Tho liltlo bird had changed her lay,
The requiem now hud passed away,
And carols trembled on her tongue.
And merry were the songs she sung.
The aunltt rain-gems dronmntr down
From bush, and vine, and treelop crown,
Enhance to all who go their way
The beauties of this perfect day.
Hints on English Composition.
Tho following are opinions. Opinions
aro not always facts.
Tho great aim in writing is to toll as
much as possible in as few words as
possible. Tho ago is nearly past when
through love of tho sound of worda
people care nothing for tho sense.
There is a tendency in words to ereop
in when they are not needed. Every
rank of fifteen or twenty is apt to con
tain ono unnecessary idler.
A good plan to find out how many
unnecessary words can be kicked out of
a sentence, is to telegraph messages at
10 cents a word.
Some use quotations with an easo
and confidence as if they had originat
ed them. It is well to remember' that
quotations are not your property.
Omit the remark common at the com
mencement of many letters, "Thinking
that some facts relative to the recent
beer barrel explosion in Mashvillo
might interest your readers, I take tho
liberty of sending, etc." All unneces
sary, and a waste of time, labor, paper,
peti, ink, type and space. If tho matter
you write is to interest anybody it will
do so without your preface.
' Avoid prefaces one-third or ono-half
as long as your article. Nobody builds
a hallway half a mile long to get into a
In long articles tho same thing is
generally said two or three times.
It is much more dillicult to writo a
short article than a long one. An old
editor speaks "not having timo towTito
a short editorial." It is harder to con
dense than to expand.
Tho words "but" or "yot" may in
many eases ho substituted for that ling
ual monstrosity 'notwithstanding," and
the man who writes "nevertheless not
withstanding" is a word maniac.
A steady practice of writing immedi
ately after eating will probably result in
eonlirmed dyspepsia. Tho stomach
must have its time to manufacture and
store up brain force.
The best ell'oris in composition aro
generally realized when tho body is in
its best physical condition. You can
not write well when you are tired, and
writing on stimulants involves a heavy
discount on the morrow's strength.
When you imagine that you havo .
"just scribbled till' .something," if that
something is really clever, please re
member how much of your past life,
experience, study and observation it
has taken to produce it. The ripe fruit
which in autumn falls from the tree has
taken many months to store up all its
richness. Trees don't just "scribble off'
Don't let your bravery in print go
ahead of your bravery in a personal in
terview with tho subject of your abuse.
When a man asks if you are still
"grinding away or "scribbling," knock
him down, nick him up, put him under
a pump and explain to him that these
are not terms consonant with the digni
ty of the editorial profession.
Honor tho foreman and the proof
reader. They can slaughter you, and
hardly know how they d7 It themselves.
At Rangor, M., recently, a bright lit
tle fellow named Harry Donnelly, be
tween six and seven tears of ago, whilo
at piny, met wild a lerriblo, and proba
blv filial accident. Ilnrrv wan slldinw
backward on a sled, in the rear of tha
house, holding in his hand a pointed
instrument about two feet long, ami
called In foundries a "vent wire." In
attempting to make his sled co a littl
faster, the boy in some way droppod
tho wire, in such a manner that thA
point pierced tho lower part of his back
on tho right side, and camo out on the
right side of the abdomen, tho wire pass
ing entirely through and impaling the
Itoon, Aldcrson. an Enclish lud.
wis notod for his dry humor, of which
the following unccdoto exhibits a specl-
A country politician broturht an ac
tion for libel against tho proprietor of
local paper, who had editorially likened
mm to an ass. wnen counsel ivr
plaintiff rose to mako his owning
speech, llaron Aldcrson Interrupted his
"For whom do you appoar?" asltod
''''For whom do I appear?" echoed the)
"Yes," said tho lordship, dryly I
merely want to know. Do you Com
plain on tx-lmlf of the man bclnir com
pared to the asii, or do you complain
on behalf of tho ass for bolng compared,
to tho man?" -The Hour.