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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
TUB TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATICS, DiO RROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY R.IIYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDINO
AMDI.'NT Of I.KLM1KH AHHITN, JhQ.
Intereat mid ntnlH
Net profit on Investment
DIsBCRSKM E NTS.
Claim by death nul matured endow
munts - I
Dividends, surrender valutii. and an
hUltllfi DiHouuuti il ciidowmeut and mutnrfil
Total paid pollcjr-boltlcm . . .
Dividend on capital
Agencies and cimrulaalou
Mate, couuty aurt city taxes.. .-i..,
Net cash assets, I'C at. isn't.
Bond and mortgage
I'mted State rt" ;
Htale slock, city stock, and atocks
authorized liy the lam of the Mate
ot New Vork ..
Loan aecureo ly bond and cux k
Ileal tale In N' Vl)rk I1""""'
and pur haed nndrr forecloaurc..
Caah on hand in hank and utter de
positories on iit-r it and III tran-il
Duj from agent on account of pre
mium !i.i) 17 iM
7.'. i, .'.; i
. il.'id l I,-.'
i!. Hi.1 "7 'Si
irm ui :u
1 .Ml, ,!,
Market value of Hock and bond
Interest and p-nts due and accrued .
premium dun and In procea of
collection ilea premiums paid lu
advance, J'.J.i'O I
h.i vM :!.'
Totti aet, Iec.:il,
Total ltahilltie including legal ru
serve for reinsurance of all .exist
lug pulti K f
:)l.t ilh- 11
Total undivided surplus
Of which belong a computed! to
policlealu gBeral c.la.... .... t 'ij,io ill
Of which beloic ia computed i to
pnllcica in tontine clai-n .I.JV'-.ijU i '
Kbk Assumed lit W5,170.B05 00
Risks Outstandiiiq: $177,597,70.'M
gT. LOUIS, I. M. k SO. 11 Y
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
TKAINa I.r.AV CAIIUI,
Arkanaa- andTen Exprca 11 "T. a.m. Daily
AllUIVK AT l AIUO,
ii:t..' a in. Daily
p m. Daily
Ticket omce: II. 11 . M I UN , A
ILLINOIS CENTRAL 11. 11.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
Tho Onlv Iino Kunnintf
O DAILY TRAINS
Making Direct Connection
TRAtrta Lat Caiko:
H:l 5 a m. Mitil,
Arrivinu in m. iiuuif i..i.i a.m. , ..
Coniiectltif! at Odin and Klllnitlinm for t Inc.n.
. . . .i..u. t ..i. ii. in . ... . .,li-im.H::tll Ii. m.
natl, liOUiaviuu, iiiuiiiiiapuna aim i -
tit. liOitU imit Vt'ntirii
iir in nl. iiiiin i ;u i. in., "' v."...
... ..lM.,,. ....I ..ilLllilPl Itllf
4:'-J() ii.iti. FitHt KxprcBM.
rorSt. Loul and Chlcaijo. arrlvln at St. t.onl
10:40p.m., aud Cuicauo 7:'J0 a m
4:'J() p.m. Clnoltmiiil Kxii'sh.
ArrlvillB at (Mnr.liinatl 7:01) a.m.! I.OIU'Vlllll 7:J0
a.m.! Imllanapoll 4:00 a.m. Paetmer by
tht train reach the, abovu point 1 U to JU
HUL KS tn advance of any othur route.
WTlifl4:9l) p. tn. vxpreM haa 1'ULI.MAN
vi i.L'RIMNO CAR Cairn In Clnr.lntiatl. without
rhaniioa, and th rough ulucnor to St. Loula an
Fait Timo lOnst.
T.icwK.iirvniM ''-T ,hl". 11,10 untlTonilh to Kaat.
1 ASSeilKeicS t.rn point without ny delay
CAIlauQ oy nilllliay nio i nnuinmr n 1 1 , r
if.tn ff,,ni 'aim arrive 111 new York Miindav
mornliiaat lo::w, Thirty-'lt huuralu advancuof
nv other routu, . . ..
tV"Kor thrniiirh ticket and fiirttinr Information,
.nplyat Illlnol Central Railroad l!epoi,c,i,0.
".'.. .miivufw J, 11. JON RH.
' dun. Hniit'h'ern ARCttl. . Ticket Anont.
A.n. UA80N,Un. l'aM.ABoni. wnicano,
WU1"! -4r T
DECEMBER 31, 1U80.
From tlpi undivided lurplQH. reversionary divi
dend will lie declared, avallublo on aettlement of
next annual premium, to ordinary participating
The valuation of tint policies outstanding lux
been made on tin.' American experience utile, the
legal ataiiu.inl ol the i-l ni i' otNi w 1 or
i VV. I'illl.LII'S, ) .,,....
JO. YANtlsK. Actuaries.
We, the nncli-ri'li.'iied, have, lu pernon. carefully
t- o in i n ei the ni'couiiiK. and counted ami exnmined
in detnil the BKi-etn of the Hoelely. and certify tuat
the foreuoluK i"lHl..uent th'Teof In correct ,
llKNSIV.TON K. KAMJOLI'ir,
.IA.MKS M IIAI.STKIl.
TIIHM AS A ('I'M. Ml NS,
IIKNKV S. 1 KliBKLI,
. JOHN Sl.OANE.
Kpecial f'ornmlttee of the Hoard of Dlwturn,
nppolnted()ct. '.T. to i-xaininn the Sir-etn
and account at the clone of the ywar.
IlmrTll Hvde. John A. Stewart,
tiiiifju I). Morgan,
tieore T. Adee,
llrnry A. llurlbiit,
llenrv f. Npauldinu,
William II. )rnji,
William A. Whe-lock,
J 'in ii It JooeK,
Hubert Lenox Kennedy,
II niaunn Wllllaiii'on,
ll'.nry M. Alexunder,
K. Iloiidiriot f'o'.t,
'I homa A Diddle,
.lone K Navarro,
John .1. Met '(.ok,
Stephen II. I'htllip'.
Samuul W . Torrey,
Alexander I', lrvin,
T. le Witt i tiyler,
William M. ItlifK.
Samuel (i. doodrlch.
William ti. Lambert,
.IhIih W. Alexander,
ll. t r- S. T. -rfi.-ll
Thonum S. Vouni.'.
Tliomii" A ii m in i ii ,
liHiiiul Ii. 1.. r.,
.lano'' M lliil-'i'd,
lb. rare I'ori' r.
Kd iird W Lumb.-rt,
It, F ltaiidoloti,
John Mo iiie,
A"h bid (i n-en.
fn m m.. Horrowe,
ll. nrv V lltitler.
iieore II. Mewart,
JAMES V. ALEXANDER. Vice Prta't.
SAMUEL I5ORR0WE, '2l Vice I'rw'l.
K. W. Limiji-rt, M. I).. EdwVi Curtis, M. I)
E. S'. Scott, Superiiitciidcnt of Agencius
Nortli Wftt:rn D. partmcnt.
ij Dearborn Street. Chb aco.
. N. CRAINE, (Jeneral Manager.
A. BURNETT. Agi-nt,
Mayor N n TluatlewcMxl.
Tn aaurer Edward Dexunla.
Clerk Dennl. J. Foley.
(.'ounaeor--Wm B. (filbert.
Marhal-J II. Koli num.
HOAHU or Al.UXKfllll.
Kirat Wrd-M J Howler. Peter Sanp.
..eor.d Ward-David T. 'Llnenar. Je.c Illnkle
Third Ward- Efhert Smith. H. F. ll'ake.
Fourth Ward-charloa U. Pailer, Adolph Swo
Fil'.h Ward- T. W. Ha'.'.lday, Erneai B. Pettlt.
Circuit Jiiiltft'-1). J. linker.
Circuit Clerk A. II lrvin.
County Judk'e K s Yixum.
County Clerk S. J. Uumm.
('ontity Attorny-.I M Damron.
I'nuniv Treaaurer Mile vV. Parker,
sheriff - John Hod tie.
CoMuer- H. Fiizu-era.i:.
County Comtniaiuner T. W. flalllday,
A . dibba, Samuel Hriley.
EN Kit L DELIVER) open . ::w a.m.; cloaca
W ti iiop.m ; Sunday: to K a m.
.Muiie) Order Department open at 8 a. m.l cloac
11 Ti p. in.
Through Expreaa Mall via llllnoll Central 3 40
MUnlnaipp! Ceutral Railroad' cloae at 9 p. m.
Cairo ai d Poplar Muff Through and Way Mall
Cloai a at 1 p. III.
Wav Mail via Lllnol. Central. Cairo and Vln-
ceimea anil Mla'.naippi Central Railroad close at
1. 1; ii. in
Way Mail for Narrow (lauge Railroad cloae at
i ::v t. m
Cairo ai.d Evanavllln River Route do'ea at 2:80
p. m. daliy (except rnoayi
VFRK AN .M. E - Koiirteentti ureei, oeiween
Walnut and Cedar atreet : crvtce Sabbath 11
I. III. and i ;:" p. m. ; niiHuay ncuoin i .on . ui.
OIH'RCH OK THE RKl)EEMER-(Eptcopal)
V.y Fourteenth atreet; Sunday Morolnn prayera
lir.i a. tn i eveulni; prayer, , :;m p. m.j ntinoay
i hool::)i a. m. Friday evenlim irayer 7:) p. tn.
ivusT MISSIONARY I1APTIST CHUKCH-
n 1. 1.1... . Ul 111'IUI m m '( fi m . ami ? l tl. m.
Sabtialh ailiool at
f:) p. 111.
Rev. T. J. Shorea,
It'TllERAN-Tlilrteenth alreet; 'orvli.e'
J bath 1 :Wi a. m. i Sunday nhuol t p. m.
Key. Knuppc, paator
' KTIloDIST-Cor. K.liihtb and Walnut trcct;
Pteachlnif Satilmtn iu:.i a. m. ana 7 p.m.;
prayer llieelllli:, euneauav i ..m t, in., duiiuh;
School, Ii a. m. R'. Whlttakcr, paator.
I HKSIIYTKHI AN -Elu'lith trcet; prcachltiB on
1 sabbath at 11:00 a. m. and 7::top. m.j prayer
nieetlnu Wcilneadav at 7:.'V p. in.; Sunday School
at a p. m. Rev. H. Y. leors'u, paalor.
SECOND FREEWILL BA1TIST - Fifteenth
H atreet. between Walnut and Cedar Hreut. er
vice Siibluiih at II and 7:Do p. m.
OT. JOSEPH'S (Roman Catbollcl rorner Cro"
? ami Walnut treel; aervice Sabbath 10:U.
.ii. : Sundnv School at S p. ni. : eaperi J p. m. ; er
rice every day at H p. m.
CT. PATItICK'S-(I!oman Catholic) Corner Mntn
ii atrei.i unit WaahliiLMon avenue: H'rvlcea Sab-
alh Hand Ma. ni. ; Veaper p. m.; Bnnday SrhiMil
1 1. in. n rvlc.e every day at p. m. Rev. Miwlclisoll
WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCK t'N-
II ION. hold It ri'LMi ur week v meetlni; in
uiu nan ol inn i a.ro Temperance. Helorm C ltm, ev
cry 'riniradiiy alternoon, ut ;i::KI o'clock. Every
lion y la iiivileil lo iitlend.
QE0R0I2 II. LEACH, M.I).,
Physician and Surgeon.
Snerlul attention paid to tho Ilomeotialhlr trea'
me n I of 'iinilcal (ll'eanea, and Ul'caaei of womuu
oillce: No. to Kinhtli atroet, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, in.
J)H. E. W. WHITLOCK,
Orrica No. 1:1ft Commercial Avonuo, botwoen
ElKhlli and Ninth Htreew
W. C. JOCELYN,
OKFlCK-KlKhtli Stroct, near Commorclal Avenoa
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. WEDNESDAY
N E W A I ) V K I IT I s K M E NTS
Itching' ami Scaly Diseases, Scrofulous
Humors, Ulcers, Old Sores and Mer
curial Affections cured when all oth
er human agencies fail.
There la no human agency can ho HDeedllv
manently and economically cleaime the Mood,
clear the Complexion and skin, reatora the Hair
ana cure every eneclea of ItchlnK. Seal and Scrof
ulona Humora of the Skin, Scalp and Aloud a il.o
Cullcura Keinedlen. conclntint; of e'utlcnra. the
ureat Skin ( lire, (Jutlcura Siiuh. an MtqiiUite. 'I nl
et. Illilli and Nurnerv Simulivi.. anil ('iitirnru lie.
olvtnt.thu new Wood 1'uilfler.
SKIN HUMOKS, MILK CRUST, ETC.
SKIN Hl'.MOHS -Mi. s K Whii, t.i.. ii, .r, .in.
Mich., write tnut her fuce. head anil come partnof
her body were ulmot raw. Ilenit r,.vi.n..l with
Ki aba aad forea. ftiillered feiirfully and tried ev
erylhlii),', 1'et manently cured by Cinli ura Id mi
die. MILK C'ltt'ST.-Mr. Ilnwem. 1 1:1 t'lintnn .tieit
(Mncinnatt. 'penk of her 'Inter'' child, who was
cured of nilikcrunt.whlch related all remedle Inr
two year; now a tine. healthy hoy, with a beautiful
bead of hair.
TETTEK OK THE HANDS - Klizaheth Rtirkliv
Littleton, N. II .thankfully pralae the ( utlniia
Keinedie fur a cure of tetter of the hand, whiih
hud rcudered them alinoat uaeleaa to her.
SCALD HEAD, ALOPECIA, ETC.
SCALD HEAD.- II. A. IUvimomI auditor V W .
.I AS H. K. , Jackaon, Mi' h.. aa cured of aca'ii
head of nine yeara' duratiou by the C'u'.li ura Item'
KALLIN'ti OK THE 11 Mil. -Frank A Itean.
Steam Fire Knilne Ii, Itoaton. waa cured of alope
cia or fiillini; of the hair by the Cutn ura Iteme
die. which completely leatored hi hair when all
aid he would lone It.
DANDHI FI-.- Thomaa Lee. ..Vi Frankford Ave ,
Philadelphia, adllcted with dandruff, which for
twenty jeara had covered hi acalp with acalea
one quarter of an inch lu th'ckni a'. cured by Cu
Cutlcnra Wemedle an- iirepared hv WEEKS &
POTTEK, Cheniiat and Driiu'elata, m Waahiry
tou atreet, Hoaion. and are for aale hv all Onus
(flat Price of Cullcura. a Medicinal" Jelly. Mnall
boxci, fiO centa: lari'e boxea. f 1 ; Cuticura Keaolv
ent, the new Mood Purifier. $1 per bottle. Cuticu
ra Medicinal Toilet Soap. ', cent. Cuticura Me
dicinal Shaving Koap. is cent; in bar lorbarbera
and larce ronumer, Wceut All mailed free on
receipt of price.
Send for lllnatrated Treatiae on the Skin.
Complete Treatment $1.00.
Sanpokd' Radical C'cbk. Cataiikihi. Sot
xnt and Isii'Kovkii Inhai.ih, wrapped in om
lacxae, wnn tun airect'.ou. ami aold nv a
:rut'fta for one dollar. Aak for Sankohii
IIahii ai. Coiik.
rrom the 'imple cold oriiinui nza to the rot
i UK. 'louehiuu'. and death of the aeiiae f aniell
I aate and lleannir. thi creat remedy i upremc
! olaonoitit inucna accumulation an' removed
he e'ltlre membrane cleanaed, diainfei led
oolhed and healed, hind ai.il voice cleared
-inll, taate and hearinL' r. tored and ronatltii
ional ravatte checked. Tlnia. uternallv and in
emally, doe tbia treat eionomical reined
vorK. Ihai.taiiy relieving and p. rmaneiitlv cur
tii: the. moat a-u'ravated and daiieroua Lirm
lieiicral Agents WEEKS & I'OTTER
ll(iT(N. M -s
I.'NFERV ENTED MALT,
lb',"-. Ciil'"':) a and Iron. N
tllellicllle like j! fur h"
Lined, !r:iina. Ne-ve and
Lu::-.--. New : i f. tor rune
t on- weak, tied bv di-"i"i',
lieMliiv and ((''.pai'on.
I'oaitlve cure fur I. Her. K d
i.ey and 1'r.nirv dillieuliii .
romfort and a.recirth f.r De'.icaie Fmab and
Nur-iiiL' Moth.ra Pmet and be-t melbine
called Hilt-r " Sld eveivwhere. MALT HIT
TERS Cl'MPAN V. lliHioii, Maa.
dltOCEKIES. BOOTS ANDSIIOES.
THE 1JOSTON STOKE
STAPLK and FANCY
Provisions, Green, Dried and Canned
rruits, (dneeiis, dlass ooti
BOOTS axi) SHOES
The Rest Rrand of Flour
always on haud.
TO 1 JACCOS.C1G A RS.Ktc
N. B. -Country
Produce lakili. All Order
Cor. Wfthiiinton Ave. andTenlb St,
rpiIE CITY NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL, 8 100.000
II. L. 1IALL1DAV, Vlco President.
'1II08. W. I1ALL1DAY, Caahter.
I. TAATB TAYLOR,
W. P. IIAI.l.triAT,
R. H. Ct'NNINOIIAK,
IIINHtr L. IIAU.inAT,
. I), WlLIJAKaoN,
n. II. OANIill.
Exchango, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUOUT AND SOLD.
Dnpo'lt rucalvod and a goncral tanking builuen
Electric Dischargos From Animals.
In a rcrctit (onitiiiinicittion Ui The
Srirnbjl''. AnH'.n'riia Mr. Jjh-oIi Tlioinp
hdii, u( lloiiii iii, Cut., (Ii'scriljcs an in
tciciliiiej i:liiliiiiim (.f clcftiic ni'linii
observed bv him on tint cvenin"; of Oct.
11. l'ur 'tins lirst tiinii for several
tiinutli.s tlic tsiml was blovino;a jiivtty
Htifl' b:-i'iv.i' from tho iioillioast, tho
ii''iihir simniit'r wind of thai part of
('alifornia chiii'.ii fi'om t'Q With
tin? cliaiii. n( wind there was a marked
cliann fmni tho humid air of the ocean
to the dry aiiiinsjihiM e of tho interior,
with a Jorri'siioiidin;; chano-o in tho
electrical condition of tin; air. This
was especially manifested in tlio ap
pearance of horses ami mules, wIioms
liair stood out in all directions, the loti
liairs of their tails hjircadiii',' out like a
brush. When Mr. Thompson brought
his hand near the divcrine; hairs tint
brush of hair wits strongly attracted by
the hand, and a very prceoptiblo elect
ric discharge wa felt, atttmdod by a
crackling noise. The appearance was
first noticed alxmt half-past 4, and con
tinued until 6 o'clock or later. Never
having noticed tho appearance before,
Mr. Thompson thinks it cannot be very
common in that region.
It is the lirst time, so far as we know
that the phenomenon has been report
ed from a point so near to and so near the
level of tho sea. In a recent note, to
the French academy, M. Amat mentions
a number of observations of a similar
kind, made by him while traveling in
Algeria, between Ojelfaand Laghouat,
anion"' the Atlas mountains. M. Amat
says that lie has frequently drawn lari.ro
sparks irom tne nair oi ma nor.se oy
means ol ins pocket eonio. iiie oesi
results were obtained in dry weather iu
tho evening, between 7 and 9 o'clock.
If tho hair was a little moi.st, or the skv
cloudy, no sparks or cracklings could
be got. Animals, ami especially norsos,
possess in a higher degree than man
the power of exhibiting these dis
charges. Travelers on tho high plateau
of Central America nave reniarkeu mat
tho coau of their horses discharge
sparks under tho brush or currycomb:
and in South Algeria it is common to
see the hairs of the tail so much alive
with the electric forces that they diverge
from the centre. On stroking the tail
by hand distinct crackling sounds may
Vie heard, especially during the day.
Ono reason why man accumulates less
electricity than the horso is perhaps
that the horse is better insulated on Ids
horny hoof. Animals, however, do not
seem to be alono in such electric
It appears from a recent report by
anotner Aincan traveler, air. a. i
Mitchinson. that the natives of west
Central Africa are quite susceptible of
electric excitation. One evening, while
disciplining a native with a cowhide
whip, he was astonished to see sparks
produced, not by a blow between eyes,
as would havo" happened in a more
civilized country, but by the action of
the whip on the native's naked skin.
He says he w:is "still more surprised
to tind'the natives themselves were quite
accustomed to the phenomenon."
Evidently their habits of scienlilic in
vestigation, are much more advanced
or they would havo improyed the
opportunity to discover whether
sparks could be brought under like
conditions from a white man's skin.
Mr. Mitchinson suhseqiientlv found, he
says, that a very light touch, repeated
several times, under certain conditions
of bodily excitement and in certain
states of the atmosphere, would produce
a succession of sparks from the bodies
of native men as well as native cattle.
Durinc electric storms mountain-chmb-
n . .i . .... i .i . i....
ers not unirequeniiy mm inemseives
hi"hlv charged; and we have seen tho
n - n . i .. t
same appearance, m a icsser degree,
among the Adirondacks during ex
tremly cold weather.
A Convenient Arrangement. A
voiinc rrirl and her lover were accus
tomed' to meet for a Utc-a-trtc on an
unfrequented half-mile race-course.
Wlien questioned as to the reason for
choosing this particular locality, she
blushingly replied, "Oh, sometimes wo
are interrupted; and then John walks
oh" in tho ono direction and I in tho
other, and meet on the opposite sido!"
i f ii
Curious Zoological Research.
New Voir lime.
Some verv curious researches of a
zoological character have been made
lately by M. Lortet in the Lake of
(iennesarot, the l.ibhVul sea of Oaliloe.
The level of the lake being somo ttOOor
700 feet below that of the Mediterra
nean, it was interesting to find out
whether the present or past fauna in
the lake resembled that of the larger
inland sea. In this way M. Lortet
hoped to show that at some far distant
period there had beeu a communication
with tho Mediterranean, which com
munication had been severed by goo
logical convulsion. The greatest depth
was found to be '.ViO metres, in the ex
treme north, near where the River
Jordan enters into it. Strange to say,
on tho banks and highlands surround
ing tho lako the samo round stones were
found, showing a sea abrasion, and nt
that exact elevation which to-day be
longs to the Mediterranean level. This
shows almost conclusively that at some
former period tho level of the Sea of
Tiberias and the Mediterranean were
tho same. As to there having been any
communication between the two, that is
a question not so readily solved. Mr.
Lortet thinks that at ono time the
salinity of the lake must havo equaled
that of the Dead Sea. As it was tho
study of this water induced the French
a cu hi to spend a long time in this re
"inn, calling on tho energies of languid
ainl in ditl'ereiit Arab boatman. There
nre, according to M. Lortet, I-' dilVeivnt
kinds of lish in the hike, of which 7
belong to the species known as ( 'hroiii'H.
One family of this kind presented the
curious trait of hatching its young in
ltd mouth, and for thai net was very
uppriqiriatelv tunned Lhromi pattr.
ftimiiiis. lint beyond the lish, ten
nmlliisks, two torloiscs, a crali, and a
Nlirinip were tho only living organisms.
Hut what was remarkable was tho
abundance of the lish. Two eusliugs of
the net usually lllled M. Lortet h boat,
A candidate for the situation of a
coachman udverliscd in a Cork paper
that he. hud good testimonials, and is
both courageous and a good shot.
A London paper savs that since tho
d: ys of Henry V. no' K: prince
!,:is liet-u mi popular in I'rMicn as the
I'lini e of Wales, who vNits i'aris sev
eral times a vear.
The common pmii
ington public school
hmeiit in Wash
has been conlino
room, where the
One little girl was
Hi' !:' in tin
tellipoi'Mtlire is 1 10.
liliole seriously ill.
M. li'Ib risson and Iiaron Robert de
1'iiHing are going to make an M'dition
to tlie Sahara with a view to studying
M. de Les-ep's plan for making an in
land sea in Africa.
Thi; total ntnoiit of shipments of coal
from Cumberland by the Chesapeake
and Ohio canal during the year ended
Dec. 31, ls(., was C 10,42.1 tons which
was carried in 6.1G1 boats.
'The yield of Fiigar per acre on the
Tei-he.'in St. Mar's parish, Louisiana,
is simply astonishing. On tho left bank,
in iii.uiy instances, it has averaged -!,0o0
pounds, and : J , ;i j J pounds is said to bo
The memoirs of Herr Medwig, the
conli'leiitial agent of King (ieorgo, of
lbiuover, are lo be published shortly,
and his revelations are expected to
throw cotiMilerable light on the history
of lMitl, and on the late King s transac
tions with the court of Reriiu.
To mark his recognition of the excel
lent arrangements made by Loris MeK
kotl'to insure his safety during his recent
journey from Livadia to the Winter
I'alace, the Czar lias presented tho dic
tator with an estate in tho Caucasus
worth at least Uoo.OOO roubles.
A traveler has succeeded in bringing
from India 117 specimens of bats of a
rare and curious species, which an
found only in the remote forots of Hin
dustan. The bats, which are "now at
the Jardin d'Acciimation, are not night
birds like the European bats.
Ninety-two vessels, with an aggregate
tonnage of only :io,9(7, were built in
Maine during tho gear 1K.S0. This was
less than half the tonnage- of 1S77,
sinco which there has been annually a
decrease. The prospect for the present
year is believed to be a littlo better.
Tho champion lish slory of the sea
son comes from Nevada, it being alleg
ed that a party of seven men who went
fishing in Pyramid Lake, and violated
the provisions of tho State law for tho
preservation ol lish. ir.ul to pay lines
amounting to . 1,000.
In a prosecution for dog stealing.
heard at the Middlesex sessions in Eng
land, a lady stated that she had had
dogs stolen ten times, and for their re.
coverv had paid upward of i'l 00. Ono
favorite pug had been stohm three
times, ami each times she paid 2o for
A hollow tree in Southern California
has bent converted into a dwelling.
Doors and windows have been put in,
and Honrs for eight stories, the entrance
to them being made by means of a lad
der. OuNido the topmost room is a
small balcony, shaded by the foliage of
Certain descriptions of textile fabrics
useii as lining. wiiK'ii wore lorineriv
ibtaiued almost exclusively from Eng
ish manufacturers, are now made very
pmiitaiiiy in r ranee. wi:ere tney are
still sold, however, as Mn::!ish good by
English linns having branch cstablish
lueiiis in France.
A serious split hus taken place be
tween Lord 1'ilite ainl the tru..lees of his
property. There have been ditVi i'ences
for some time, and his recent action
nga:n-t t Iii-iii in the court of scsmoii, the
l'eMill of w hich was that iie failed to ob
tain possession of his mother's jewels,
etc., ill fee, has brought matters to a
crisis. Col. Smart, wlio is one of the
resigning trustees, is heir pro-uinpiive
to tliu marqiiisate and to the large por
tion of the estates that are in sctllc
mcnt. When a schoolmaster "down East"
instructed his Minnesota scholars that
ragout was pronounced "ragoo," tho
conimiltee came round and told him
they could not renose any confidence in
a man who couht not pronounce such
simplo words as "rag" and "out" aud
that thev must have his resignation.
How an Owl's Head Revolves.
A writer in a contemporary who had
read a story about an owl wringing his
own neck off by looking at a man who
was walking around him tested tho
matter by experiment. He obtained a
specimen, and placed him on the top of
a post. It was not dillicult," says tho
writer, "to secure his attention, for ho
never diverted his gaze from mo while
I was in his presence. I began walking
rapidly round the post, a few feet from
it, keeping mv eyes fixed upon him all
tho while. I lis body remained motion
less, but his head turned exactly with
my movement. When it was half-wav
round, his head was directly behind.
Three-quarters of a circle wore complet
ed, and still the same twist of tho nook
and tho samo staro followed. Ono cir
cle, and no change. On I went twice
round, and still that watchful stare aud
steady turn of tho head. On I went, three
times round, and I began really to
wonder why tho head did not drop off,
when all at once I discovered wliat I
had failed to notieo before. When I
readied half-way round from tho front,
which was n far as ho could turn his
head with comfort, ho w hisked It biuk
through tho whole circle, so instantane
ously, and brought it facing mo ngaln
with such precision, that I failed to de
tect tho movement, although I was
looking intently all the thno.R
Mr. Cyrus W. Fluid's family reooivert
a dispatch from lilm which was dated
the day before at Nagasaki, Japan, It
would have cotiio quicker if thero had
been a cable across the Paelllo, but had
to take the long wav around the world,
crossing tho whole breadlh of Asia and
Europe, us woU as tho AUmttlo ocean.
SERIES NO. 204
Cairo, III., February 23, 1881.
Editor Cairo Bulletin.
Well knowing that you hove always been
a friend to those in need and deserving of
assistance, is tho only excuso I can offer
for asking you to pleaso publish the fol
lowing: This evening a number of ladies
and gentlemen givo a performance at the
atheneuni for the benefit of the Sisters of
Loretto. A very noble and praiseworthy
action, and one in which the writer intends
to do all in his power to make a success.
Now, Mr. Editor, I wish, through the col
umns of The Rclletin, to call the atten
tion of the public generally, and particular
ly those who (jive this per
formance this evening to that noble little
band under the leadership of Sister An
thony, now in charge ot the Marine
hospital in this city, and ask you ladies
and gentlemen of the C. A. M. troupe, not
to stop in your noble efforts, but assist the
writer Hnd other friends in giving a tes
timonial to the littlo band, who for fourteen
years havo stood at their post and mbly
performed their duty it will bo a pleasure
to us an act of justice to them, and a
notice of an entertainment, to bo given for
the benefit of Sister Anthony's littlo band,
will draw an audience that Cairo will b
proud of. By publishing the above, you
will oblige. Ynurs truly.
Frank Fooler and Friends.
For The Cairo Balletin:
. IX, MEMORIAL.
'Tie to atrange to think It real
That thy red Hps may not aroile.
Thy hrown eye of miaty lhadowa,
Lovlni; heart no moro beguile.
I thought not thy heart's young fountain.
Would ao aoon by deaUi he stilled
The fragile chalice he broken.
The pructouaiue all apilled.
With thy merry bird like movement.
And thy face, oh, who can blame
If tho hearts of lovora trembled
Aa a star fanned to a flame.
Thou wert gifted, sweet and lovely.
Not yet weary for death'a rest,
All too aoon the angel folded
1 hy fair hands upon thy breast.
Lethe's hitter flowing river
kn at have roaei at lta brink,
If its darkneaa w ith thy (lory
Can claim connecting link.
Soft brown eye no more rcyeallnu
What the rtd llpa wonld not tell,
With thy twin einrs thcathed forever,
Eyes of brown, oh, fare thee well.
What If death' annihilation,
If there I" no soul to rise
, Where the Clilallan hlhle teaches
Spirit realm of heaven Ilea.
Why then should the living tremble
If no future doth exiat
Ohllvlon hath no uiem'ry
We'll forget the l'p we've kissed.
If to die means transformation
Into something pure and sweet,
A the fragrance 'mongtha flowers,
Or the bird-song glad and fleet.
Let thy spirit float foruTtr,
Through the wild hlrd's varied tune
Live In perfume of the roses
In the sunny month of Jniiu.
Oh, the living eyes are blinded
With the piiln ol falling tear,
Aa a sepulchre e'ui opened,
Death's dark vision now appears ;-
To receive and keep forever
All the Idols formed by love
We sec not thn soul that wanders
On the faner earth above.
Fare thee well, my heart hath gathered
Fravrant apice to offer thee.
Thou tniiat ahnre. oh, loved aud loving,
1 he. fate of humanity.
A young lady was sitting with a gal
lant captain in a charming decorated re
cess. On her kn-c was a diminutive niece.
In tho adjoining room with the door open,
wero tho rest of the company. Said the
little neico in a jealous and very audible
voice, "Auntie, kiss mo too." Evidently
something had just happened. "You
should say twice, Ethel, dear, two is not
graminur," was the immediate rejoindor.
Ridley, of Champaign, has introduced
a bill in the Illinois houso to punish bj
$500 flue and two years' imprisonment any
person who fraudulently takes an order for
goods. It is aimed at tho traveling gentry
who take orders for hay forks, churns, etc.,
but which turn up after awhile in the shape
of promissory notes, Campbell, of Shelby,
is atter tho godless wretches who adulterate
liquors; his bill imposes a fine ranging
from 30 to $1,000, or a yeui's imprison
ment. Mr. Hill has introduced a resolution
looking to the stoppage of wholesale nepo
tism in tho state institutions. Senate com
mittee has begun investigations of affairs ot
railroad and warchouso commissioners.
Senator Tanner has a bill to provide
penalty of $,00 for each day ot consolida
tion or pooling of railroad companies.
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