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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL .STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES, 130 BKOADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY It. HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAH ENDINU DEC'K.M IJEU 1880.
Amount ur Liiwxa iHiiTa, Jun. 1.
Intercut and renin
Net profit ou inveHtnirntit ,.
Claim hy death and matured endow
ment li.ViT.'iM M
Dlvidi'Udi, surrender valuca, and mi-
n uitic iMki.IUI til
Diacnanied endowment and matured
tontine polli lea I?k :ii (r.i
Total paid policy tioldera $ 4,W,'.M7 !i.
Dividend on eau Ul T,UHM
A(ni'lea and ( wmmUxlouB hl.i,'', i
(iuueral XerjM fal.fcitt Vi
State, county aud eity taiea ...... KS.sis ;i
NetraniU ael, Dec. 31, IW. . J W.IH'i.MI (i;
Honda and mortuaon
L'nited htatea atx ka
State atorlta. city ilorka. and Koi k
authorized hy the la of the atute
of Sow v0rk
I.oana erurva by turn-In and utiK kn.
Heal etat lu Sew Vork aud lle,tnti
and iurehaed wider foreclmure..
Cah on hand In lianka and wther de
poKitorlu on intercut and in train-it
t allien reretvedi..
Dua from amenta on ai rounl of pre
mium i.n:..(: . r, i
a. M-i. Mil hj
o !7 .4
z,:.: II :.:
is V'.i Ml I'.'
:y. !.sH m,
Market value of atocka and limnl
over cot -
Interest aod rent dun and a. erued
Premium due and In proren of
collertion (lc premiums paid lu
Total aet, Dw. 31, iwri
Total llalilliti inrludliik' e;al re
erve for reinuranfe of all ejiet
$ II. 1 h.mi-j ;
$ :.M. ill- It
Total undivided surplus $ .irt.-j.ti )
Of which belonifi (a computed) to
pl rle l u'ltneral cUn.... .. 4i'i,i.I Jl
Of Hhich heloni! (a computed; to
policiea to toutinu cla l.iKJ.JUMi'
Eb.ksAtsuiuplin loKo,8'l5.17i,JiOr. on
Risks Oiitstantliup; - 1 77,!i 7,7o:i M
MILL AM) COMMISSION.
FLOUR. GRAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring 31 ills
Highest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
gT. LOUIS, I. M. it SO. IIY.
IHON' MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
TRAIN LKAVK C.UItl I,
Arkarma" and Tei.n Kxpre U tjK.m. Duly
AllltlVE AT CAIRO,
Eiprea a in Dnily
Areommodatlon put. Dally
Ticket oflice: Nu. il (Jhlo Levee.
II. H. MILBl'KN, Asrent.
JLLIXOIS CENTRAL It. It.
Shortest and Quickest Routo
St. Louis and Chicago.
Tho Onlv Lino Itunniny;
O DAILY TRAINS
Ma kino Direct Connkotion
Tkaini LiATi CAinn:
3iI5h m. Mail,
Arrtvlug In fit. Lottla :4r, a.m.; Clilcai;o,8::i p.m.;
Connectltitf at Odin and Klllnt(liam for Cinnii.
tiatl, Loulavtllu, Indlaniipoli and point Knt.
llilU H.tn. 8t. I.otiH itnd AV''trn
Arrlvlns In Ht. Lottii T:05 p, m., and cotinectinij
for all poluta Wet.
4:UO p.m. Flint KxprcHR.
InrRt, I.oul and Chicago, arriving at St. Loul
10:40 p, ui., and C'hlcauo 7; a m
4:UO p.m. Clncinnuil Kx pronH.
Arrlvlnu at Cthclnnatl 7:m .m.; Lntiiavlllo 7:W
a.m.: Indlanapoll 4:iKi a.m. Iiiencera hv
VVVUS1!1 r,'wfl llu lv jmliit" to 3tl
HUHtB lu advancu of any otbur rutitu.
urSGnviiVJli "'iT h PULLMAN
MLhSriNULAH Cairo to Cincinnati, without
channua, and thrutiili aluopura to Ht. j,otila and
Fast Timo JOast.
PllSSOllPl'S hy ."l1",11!"1 K"tltrHh to Kal.
X uanijitin urn pi. lit without any delay
cau.ed l.v Htinday tnturvenliur. Tho Ha.ttrdav after
nnon train from Cairo arrlvna In nnw York Mondav
mornltiKntin:aii. TUlrty alx bourat li" advai cf
WKnr thrnttsh tlrkota and fnrthor Itifortiintlon
applr at Illlnol Central Kallrowl Depot, c dm. '
JA8. JOIINHON, J. II. JONKH
Oon, Hotithcrn Agent. Ticket Aiwnt.
i.II. UANHON.Uun. l'an, Agent. Chicago.
From the undivided lurplu. reversionary divi
dend will hu dei lnred, uvallahlo on aettlemetit of
next minimi or inluiu, to ordluary part.clpatinir
The vulnatlon of the policies outstanding has
tiw n made ou the American experience, table, the
li vl ktaiid;ird ol the state ofNi w Vork.
W. I'll I I.I.I I'M, ) . , .
I t,. VAN JlbK. jActiiarlel.
We, the unileridiriieil, Iihv. In peraon. carefully
examined the account, and counted and examined
in detail the asct nf Hie, society, and certify that
the fureoiiiK HtiiUsiueni thereof' la -orrect.
lIKSMSt, ION K. ItASDOLril,
IA.MKS M IIA I.HThl),
TII'iM AS A H MMISS,
IIKNKV , TKKIltl.I.,
Hpci ial Committee of the Uuurd of Dlrrrtora,
appointed Oct. 37, lSHtl, to exHiiiiuc the arsi-M
and account at the clow of the year.
Ici.rv H Ilwle. .John A. Stewart.
ticoree I) t,.r -.m
liiiin I) .lone.
'urn': T. Adee,
llctirv A. Ilurihut.
Il'-nrv V S,in,,j..
WlliiHNI II V-j-f,
illmiu A. W'lieeliH-k,
U'llliam i.. l.tiuli, rt.
.In no W. AI. xnnilc r.
Ih-i rv S. Terl.i ;
Tlii.nni. S. Vuii i'tr,
I'll I II) M- , ( IIIIlMllfl
Daniel h. I.i.rd,
.laiiie M Kin. i, ,1
ll'.rn'e I'nrn r.
KilMiird W ,i,ii, rt .
H. K Iliuidolpli,
Inllll Sio lie,
A-hh.. (ir, , .
"(irt'e II. Meart,
Ifuhert l.enox Kennedy,
hauncy M. Depew,
II iiiaiinn Wllllumon,
Henry M. Alexander,
Will mill Walker,
1 1 I ry Day,
K lloudiiiot 'o!t,
Tbonia A Kiddle,
ivnrtfe W. Carli ton,
.loe f Nnvmrro,
I'llin .1. .Met'oiik
W. V hid writ-lit,
Stephen II. Phillip.
Samuel W Torrey,
t .fi nrles it. I.niidna,
Siiniiel II. .line-.,
.Mev.inili r I'. Irun,
I De Witt ' uvicr,
William M. Illtr.
Samuel (r. Ooodrich.
JAMES W. AI.EXAN'DEIS. Vice Vrct't.
SAMUEL UOIiUOWK, li l Vice I'res't.
M'-'lical EvimiiKTs :
E. V. I.niil.. rt, M. I)., IMw'.l Curtis, M. I).
E. W. Snitt, Sii)i'riiiti inii r)t of Ayoncics.
North Western I) 'i:irtiiiciit.
I - I), arleirn Str.-.-t. Chicairo.
W. N. CUAINK, (Ji iarnl MuniL't.T.
K. A. lit liN'E'f T, Aircnf,
C.iirii, I Hindis
Mayor -N II Thmtlewood.
I'n-aaiirer Kdward Dezouia.
ierk-Dcnui J, Kulev
i'iiuiielor--Wm. II. (ill'liert.
Marshal - J . I(olim-.i,n.
Attorney -William llendrick.
hoahji or iLnximan.
K.rst Ward-M. ,1 llowlev. lVUTSaup.
t i i r"Davln T. I.lneirar. dense Hlnkle
Third V ard -fcifhrrt Smith. IV K, lilake.
r ourth V ard-Charlea 0. Patter, Adolph 8wo-
Kifth Ward T. W. Hallldav. Ernet B. Petttt.
I irr'llt ,Ii-.-,. -I). ,), Iliiliur.
' ireiiit I ,.ik-A II. Irun.
County Judfe- K S Voruin.
County Clerk-S. .1. llumm.
County Attorrwy-,1. M, Dainron.
Count v Ireiir. r-.Mile V. Parker.
Coroner K. KitL'era.(..
M ("'mV '""""'."'"nera-T. W. ilalllday, J A.
,r-, , rauni'. 1 VlUVJf,
I H K .VAII.s.
li r V; Kin ,::w ni ; clo",
r utn . n iu s ft. dj
it : , , I . .
l' in ii'"m.-ntoiM.h at 8a.m.; clanen
Thuch Kxprenn Mmu via Illlnoid Central :i:40
Miieippi Central Katlroad ,-loc at 9 D. m.
r.!.M ''iiTS. J;,"1''" I,h,,r T,,rm,,J s,ld WX Mall
Way Mull vl l::i,,,,i. i ..... i rai ...j vi.
'L'l.'io!"1 'l''fl lUllroadacloae at
'y Vail fur Narrow (iatiie Kallroad clofa at
Culrriand Rvanavlllc Kiver Route cloaci at S 3
p. in. d&liv (except Friday).
t FKICAN M. K. -Fourteenth itroet, between
I V ainut and Cedar treet; aurvtcea Sahliatn 11
a. in. mid T::i'i p. ni.; Sunday School p. m.
plIfUCH OK THE HKDKK.MHK (Kplacopal)
J Fourteenth treet; Sundav Morning prayer
IH::V) a. in.; evenine prayer. Y:3n p. ni.; Sunday
ehool ::m a. m. Friday eveninn jirayer 7:3(1 p. m.
IIKST M1SSIONARV BAPTIST C'HCKCIl.
1 rreachlni! at lli::Kla. in., II p. m., and 7:3(1 p. m.
utitittll, Mi'h,.l mi r.til n. n, r
Siihhiitli chool at
W p. m. Key. T. J. Shore,
I I'TIIEKAN-Thirteetith atreet; aervl.ea Sah
I i bath 1:3(1 a. m. ; Sunday nchool i p. m. Kcv.
METIIODIST-Cnr. Klehth and Walnut atrcata;
Preachlnir Sabluith lil:.M a. m. and 7 p.m.:
prayer meetlni:. Vediiedav 7:30 p. ni.; Sunday
School, t a. m. Her. Whittaker, pator.
Eluhth atreet; preachlnc on
I. tn. and 7::tl)o. m nmvi.r
i SHhttnih at ll :mi a.
meetltiL' Wediu Kiliiy at 7 :: p. in. ; Sunday School
at 3 p. m. Kev. II. V. (ieore, plor.
CECOND FKKE WII.l, HAI'TIST - Flftoerth
O atrei t. hetween Walnut aud Cedar Hreeta; aer
vice Snlilmth ill 3 and 7:30 i. m.
lu!' ilOSKI'irs-dioinati Catliollci CorniT fro
iiml Will ii ill street; ervlee Sabbath 10:30.
n. ; Siiiidny Srhool ut p, m ; Veaper i p. m. ; acr
ru e every day at 8 p. ni.
UT. PATIICICS-lonmii Catholic) Corner Ninth
atreet and WiiHhlliL'Uin avenue: aervlrm Sh.
"ulhHand liia.tn.; Veper3p.
hi!'.".1' t'rvl(',' ''wry day at H p
i. ni. ; nnnday School
p. in. Kev. MiusU'i'Noii
W ii iv i ' ""ISTIAN TKVI'EUANCK UN
thuliii li nf'ihVi f'T'ilnr weekly meeting In
try T rl .hU !',"'" T"'l'"ninco IteTorm dull, ev
QEOK(iE II. LEACH, M. I).,
Miysieiiin and Surgeon.
Special iitlention paid to the llmitnnpiilhlc treat
etll.nl iirnlcul dle,ie,, ,lm Ulaeaaea I S
E. W. WIIITLOCK,
Ornnii-No. tlld Commercial Avenuo, between
BlKhth and Ninth Street
tt. W. (J. J0CELYN,
D 10 NTIST.
OFFlt'K Eighth Street, nuiir Coiuiniirclal Avenue.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. SUNDAY
NOTICEABLE POINTS IN THE 21t
ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE EQUIT
ABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY;
NEW YORK. JAN. 1st, 1881.
Assets, $11, 108,602; au increase of
more than Tlirce Million Dollars In
Surplus, 9f228,2l;an increase of
One and Three-quarter Millions of Dol
lars in 1880.
New Business, $35,170,803: an in
crease of Eight and a half Million Dol
lars in 1880.
Amount paid to Po ioy-hoMers and
their representatives (luiins: 1"8,
A liberal surrender value in paid-up
insurance is provided for in all ordina
ry jKilieics, in case of forfeiture.
Tontine Savings Fund Policies may
he terminated at the close of certain
defined periods, on terms more advan
tageous than upon any other plan.
These policies prove more profitable to
the policy-holder than any other form
Actual examples can he furnished at
the Society's oflice, of persons lieicg in
sured for ten years, and then upon
termi'iuting their Tontine Policies, re
ceiving cash in some instances equal to
the whole of the premiums paid; in
others, nearly all.
No tec liiiicalitics nor arduous condi
tions in jiolicy eoutrnets.
Policies iiicontestalile after Iiavin
lteen in force for three years. All such
incontestable policies will he paid at
maturity, without rebate of interest
immediately after the receipt at the
Society's office in New York of satisfac
tory proofs of death, too ther with a
valid and satisfactory discharge troiu
the parties in interest, and without re-
quit-in? any delay, even for sixty or
niiiery uajs, as nas been the custom
heretofore, and is still usual with other
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE fedgfeq STATES.
On and after Monday, ,1 tine 7th. and until lurther
notice tneierryhoat willmako trip a follow
LEAVlK I.KAVR MATE
Pint Fourth at. MIourl Lanrl'R. Kentucky l.A'g.
S:oo. m. H:30. m. li a. m.
lr):00, m. 10:30 a. m. 11 a. m.
:oop. w. a:!)p. m. 3 p tn.
tfflp.m. 4::Wp.ni. 6;ixip.m.
3 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 3 p. m
rjIHE CITY NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL, ffi 100,000
JJ'. P. nAI.LtnAT,P'ldent.
I . L. 1IALLIDAV, Vlco lTeldent.
Ill OS. w, 1IALLIDAY, t'ahler.
J? !A"' ' HAU.inAt,
? .' AM 'T. II. II. Ot'NNINUHill.
' ", HTRI'MIN Blltn,
Exchan?e, Coin ami United States Bonds
BOUUUT AND SOLD.
Dopnattarucalvurlinit , i. .... .. .
Coniuctod. t,",ui nuaineaa
for The Sunday Hullutln:
Wlmt a lilessing it would be to the
American housekeepers of the present
time were tliey able to eschew the whole
race of domestics, Irish, Dutch and colored,
by doing their own work in their own way,
find that perfect comfort that cau never be
found when they delegate their domestic
affairs to others. Hut the thought of ob
taining relief from the yreat bugbear
"help" in this way is not for one moment
to be entertained, as many a sorely tried
housekeeper who lias made the attempt to
be thus independent can tell you, that ev
ery attempt lias resolved itself after a shot,
time into a darkened room, physicians' vis
Its, and a linn resolve to never make the
attempt again, but let domestic affairs
alone no matter how short her housekei p
ins may fall of what she would wish to
have it. The women of the present day
have so deteriorated from the hardy, well
preserved speciman of the olden time, that
with their weak nerves, precious children,
and the pjreat social problem of the ne to
solve in the societies and meetings innum
erable, they have neither time norstren"th
left to he queens of the kitchen. So, not
withstanding the fact that smne of them
miyht be healthier and happier were they
to try the celebrated lr. Abernathy pre
scription to nervous women and occasion il
ly work off their nervousnes by takinir a
turn at house wot k. Still it would be im
pi.sbible for mothers and wives to do with
out these pla-'ties of their lives servants.
I5ut cannot smne one, either male or female.
su'eM h remedy fur the inellicient demor
alized set of help that offer themselves for
service to the Cairo housekeeper. Will
not the ladies who have shown them
selves so very capable of inangerating and
bringing about reform in other mat tersdevic
some plan by which the housekeepers can
work in concert for the benefit of thein
si lve and great moral good of that trying
class known us lured help. Surely, there
is no subject that needs the attention of
earnest conscientious women more than
this one, and just as surely there is no sub
ject that is let so severely alone.
We all know what this evil is, at least all
housekeepers do, to their sorrow. Who
will devise some plan to demolish this
"skeleton," which is sure to find its way
into every household that must, from ne
cessity, depend upon '-help?" It has been
said by a learned writer that a wise mis
tress mukes a good servant. If this ;.s
sertion be true, are the Cairo ladies as
unwise as the slovenly, badly trained unrc-
ha'ile servants, whom they employ would
indicate? I. A. M.
Caiho, III., March 4th, mi.
The Literary Revolution.
CHANCE OK BASE.
This very remarkable enterprise contin
ues to make such progress us to astonish
its friends and astound its enemies. Its
greatly increasing proportions have com
pelled the removal of its head-quarters from
the Tribune Huilding to the very large and
beautiful building, No. 704 Hromhvay,
which is in the very midst of the "book
district" of New York City, and therefore,
of the publishing enterprise of tho nalion.
This building, though six stories in height,
2") feet front and 100 feet deep, is stillieient
only for the offices and retail store of the
Company. The manufacturing is carried
on in several large buildings located in
other parts of the city, though it is contem
plated concentrating them soon in one iin
mense factory to be erected.
Their list of recent and early forthcom
ing publications arc extremely interesting
to all who enjoy what is choicest in lilera
tine. The Library Magazine is nnioiie in
both form and character and altogether de
lightful tn the richness nt its contents. Of
the books announced, (Ircen's larger "His
tory ot the MiglHi rcoplc, reduced from
10 to 1 ; Carlyle's "History of the French
devolution, reduced to 40 cents; Carlvle's
"Heroes and Hero Worship," 2," cents, and
the "Hevised New Testament," which U
promised to be manufactured with rapidity
heretofore unheard of, will attract special
attention. It is worth while for every nno
who has not already seen it, to send and
iret tho illustrated pamphlet. "Nook
Making, and Type Setting by Meani,"
which will be sent free upon application.
Address tho American Hook Exchnnee, 7UI
Hroadway, New York.
FACTS THAT WK KNOW.
If you are suH'crini: with a severe Coiu-h.
Cold, Asthma, lironchilis, Consumption,
loss of voice, tickling in the throat, or any
affection of the throat or lungs, wo know
Du. Kino's New Discovkky will dvo you
immediate relief. Wu know of hundreds
of cases it has completely cured, and that
where all other medicines had failed. No
other remedy can show one-half as many
permanent, cures, Now to give you satis
factory proof that Du. Kino's New Discov
F.UY will cure vmi of Asthma, lironchilis.
Hay Fever, Consumption, severe Couirhs
and Colds, Honrsness, or nny Throat r
Lung disease, if you will call nt (leo. K.
O'Hara's drug slore.Cniro Ills., you can get
a trial bottle fine of cost, or a regular sizu
notiiu iorf i ,oo i?)
"lto-fol-do Hiddlo! How well I feci!"
hirpt'd nu elderly bachelor t'other morn-
ng. " J imt J litmus' Kcleetric Oil rcciim to
have cured my lumbago completely.
feel as it I wero young again and believe
I'll ask tho widow to have mo." Ho did
so, wan accepted and is nnw the Imnnv
parent of a fine boy. Paul 0. Scliuli, Ag't. j
ROLL OF HONOR.
Mary Webster Ralph Wilson
Tho above named imnils have been
neither absent nor tardy the past month
and have attained a general average- of 91.
Room ,'J, High School building.
F.rrv Fuss, Teacher.
"Hit. Su.i.eh's Coi on Svm e" will en
sure you a good night's rest. It is the best
con;;h medicine in the market, l'rico 25
Our Population. -A Comparison With the
Great Nations of Europo,
New York 8un.
The superintendent of the census re
ports that the population of tho United
States is :iKl, :,:',). When tho returns
havu been finally corrected some chang
es may he made in this total, but they
probably will be slight. ( )ur population,
in 1.S70 was ;iS,.ViS,:;71. We have,
therefore gained in the ten years since
then 11,.VJI,1SH inhabitants. This is an
increase nearly its great as the whole
population fifty years ago.
Compared with the great nations of
Europe, the I'niied .State show a greaU
er population than any, eveept Hussia,
w hich contains over 7-.0hi,ihi() of in
liabiianK Against our ,rn, I. 12,609, (lor
many shows 12,727, JifiO; Austria-Hungary,
;;7,;s;;i,-12o; France, :!li,:io.'i,7'J;
(ire'at Hritain and Ireland, ,'!l,lfl0,0iMi;
Italy, 27,7t)9,47.1; Spain, 1G,.120,.111.
The total population of Europe is given
by thfl "Alinanach de (iotha'' as ;ill,
7M.713. Hence we have even now on
ly about one-sixth as many inhabitants,
though our area nud that of Europe a-s
a whole are nearly equal.
The following table gives tho first ad
ditions of the t i l urns of the bust census
of the eight Slates of largest poptlla
.ion, compared with the census of 1870.
1, 7s:; (i-o
I, K 1,0 1 1
Sew Y ivk
I'eiinsviv.iina. . .
Tut ii '::i,i:i,jsi
It'will be seen that whereas theso eight
treat states contained just about one
Aalf the total population of the Union
in 170, they now fall short of it by
They have not gained in a.s treat a
proportion as some of the, far Western
states, as, for instance, these:
i s vi.
,. ! i.'),:!::.1
J7 l 29
( u oi.i.lu
The greatest gain in population, for
obvious reasons, is taking placo in tho
far West, and when the next census is
ready we shall probably find all of these
States, with one exception, showing a
population exceeding a million, while
Texas will be likely to take its place
among tho six most populous States of
tho Union. Kansas also promises to
rival Massachusetts in the number of iU
inhabitants. Whereas there are now
nineteen States with a population of ov
er a million, there are likely to be twenty-six
The growth in the population of tho
cities of the Union has been great and
signiticant in the last ten years. Wo
are gathering a larger proportion of
our inhabitants iu cities than any other
country, and yet we still possess vast
ureas of unoccupied laud. Whereas
in 1S70 there were III! cities with a popula
laiion of ;io,oin) and over, the number
has now increased to sixty four. That
is, about one-sixth of our population is
now crowded l.igether in these largo
cities. Filly years ago, including all
cities of H.oiiO inhabitants and over.the
proportion was only one-sixteenth.
This iniTcaMiig tendency of popula
tion to aggregate in tho great cities is
one of the evils of modern civilization.
It breeds social dangers, with which
our municipal systems are now proving
themselves unable to cope, ami il makes
tho question of city government ono of
the most serious with which tho people
have to deal.
Col. C. C. Jones, Jr., of Augusta,
fia., has translated from the French,
anil published at his own expense, a
memorial presented to the duke of New
castle, secretary of state, upon tho con
dition of Carolina and tho means of its
amelioration, by Jean Fierro I'urry, of
Neiifehatel, Switzerland, who founded
the now extinct village of I'urisbiirg,
or I'urri.sbiirg, on tho left bank of tho
Savannah river. One hundred and
seventy poor Swiss came over, and
afterward two hundred more; but the
settlement did not flourish. A subse
quent paper of Furry's, of a similar
character, was translated and published
in The (ioitlvtaatCi Jnfinziuc in I7il2.
The paper which Col. Jones has trans
lated has never before appeared in
English. Only two hundred and lifty
copied are printed.
Tho iliiko of Westminster, tho owuer
of Kond Or, tho winner of tho last Der
by, has not been fortunate on tho turf.
For, while the gain of jWS.OOO or 7,000
by that raco wtus but a bagatelle for tho
owner of ltelgravia, ho has been incur
ring a heavy loss for years, and it is not
too much to say that his stud ha? cost
him JL'IIO.OOO a year since ho began breed
ing by giving 1,5,000 for floncnster.
The Derby with Hend Or was not follow
ed by any other triumph, and now he
leaves the turf In sadnoss over tho Duch
ess' deat h. Hend Or, though it is not
yet publicly announced, has beoa sold
to Lord AllingUm.
Ciias. L. Romhitmii, 105 Summit Street,
Tcledo, Ohio, says: I would not take ono
thousand dollars for my Excelsior Kidney
Fad, if 1 could not yet another. I have
gained in three niontliH thirty pounds.
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NEW SERIES-NO. 2U
Teacher Has fire any gender?
Pupil -Yes, feminine. Teacher What
makes you think so? Pupil Hecauso I
heard mamma tell papa not to hug the
Extract from a letter from Angelian:
"Dear Henrv( you ask if I return your
love. Yes, Ilenry, I have no uso for it.
ami return it with many thanks. By
Sunday School Teacher (reprovingly)
-"Hoys do you know what day this is? "
Slreet'lioy "J ji, fellers! here's a cove
that don't know what this is! 1 guess
he's been out all night!"
A Cincinnati man found a rough
looking individual in his cellar. "Who
are you?-' be demanded. The gas man,
come to take the, meter," was the reply.
"Oreat heaven!" cried tho householder,
"I hoped you were only a burglar."
New York millionairesses about to
start for Europe. Thev are studying
not. Murray and Haoddeker oh, dear,
no! but Iiurke and Debrett, and taking
noto of all the unmarried peers. Clara
von Deepenbcck: "What a pity they
don't publish their photographs as well
as their ages and titles!"
Mislre.s "As you've never been in
service J'ni afraid I can't engage you
without a 'character.'" Young Person
"I have three school board certifi
cates, ma'am." Mistress "Oh, well,
I suppose for honesty, cleanliness "
Young Person "No, ma'am; for liter
atoor, jogg'phy, an' free 'and tlraw
rin!" A country girl at a fashionable hotel
in New York noticed Hi at all the guests
used their forksonly in eating their pi.
Upon her return homo she reported the
fact to the old lady, who comforted her
by observing; "You shouldn't niind'eni,
Jeniina; its all because they're too
tarnal lay to use their knives.
Tableau Vivant Hndegrooni (to his
little sister-in-law at the breakfast)
-Well, Julia (enfant terrible) "Yes;
and ma said the other day to pa, she
didn't think he was much account,
only il looked like Lottie's last chance!"
(Great clatter of knives, forks, and
"See here," said a fault-finding hus
band to his wife, "we must have things
arranged in this house so that we shall
know where everything is kept." "With
all my heart." she sweetly answered,
"and let us begin with our bite hours, my ,
love; I should dearly like to know
where things are kept." He lets things
run on as usual.
Enter Jones, the magnificent, with
stranger "A little surprise for you
Mrs. J.! Let me introduce Mr. Wig
gins, whom 1 have persuaded to take
his chance, and come and try pot luck
with us; and I hope you won't starve
him, hay, my love?" Mrs. Jones
(curtseying) "There's no fear of that,
Mr. Wiggins. I got my husband's
telegram in timo."
A fashionable Boston lady was unex
pectedly left without a servant. She
undertook to make her husband a cup
of coffee, but it took so long ho asked
what in the Halifax was tho matter with
the coffee. "I don't know," she said,
bursting into tears; I've boilod these
beans for a full hour, and they are no
softer now then they were when I first
put them in the pot."
A thin old man with a rag-bag in hisj
hand was picking a number of small
pieces of whalebone which lav on the
street. I he deposit was of such a
singular nature that the quaint-looking
gatherer was tusked how ho supposed
they came there. "Don't know." he
replied in a .squeaking voice, "but 'spec
some unfortunate female was wrecked
Young Hopeful, iigefi, who isshowiii"
a visitor his book containing an alleged
representation of a "bird" aud a
"horse," ;ts indicated in tho words
iindei tieal h I he drawings; These aro my
worst drawings, Mr, Smith." Mr.
Smith: "Indeed, Tommy! and where
are your oilier one-,?"' Young Hopeful:
"Oh, 1 haven't drawed them yet."
A tenant has been dancing all night
over the head of his landlord. At six
in the morning the latter comes up-stair.s
and complains bitterly of tho annoy
ance?" "What annoyance?" asks tfie
tenant. -Why, I haven't slept a wink
all night," was the answer. "Neither
have I," says the tenant! "and yet I
don't make any fuss about it."
Old Trait Trees.
We notice occasionally reference made
in our agricultural exchanges to the
great age that both apple ami pear trees
sometimes attain. As a rule tho pear
tree is much longer-lived than tho ap
ple. We nave seldom known an apiile
tree to livo much longer than from fifty
to seventy years-the latttir a&ro bein-
about, the limit. Hut certain varieties
of the pear -tho Catharine, Catillao
and Windsor, for instance somotimcs
live to a great age. The former does
not gel to beariii!' before it. rraeho.
from ten fo fifteen years old. On out
old homestead ill Montgomery county
there is a Catharine, pear that must bo
sixty-five to seventy years old, but docs
not seem much more than half grown.
And here upon our present premises
there aro two Catillac, two Windsor and
ono Catharine tree, which tire estimated
to bo 1,10 years old. Fifty years ago
they seeineil to be nourly as largo a
now; and wo were told liv a previous
owner of the ground an old man when
we purchased it that his grandfather,
who came from (ierniany, plautod tho
troes, wilh others of the sanio name
(which wo removed) when he was by
no means an old man. Hence, by get
ting at the ages of tho man's ancestors,
we pretty closely approximate the age
of the trees. One of the Catillacs dieii
lost summer, and the other will not sur
vive it more than a year or two, though
it still bears very well. The Windsors
also give signs of decay; but tho Cathe
rine is as fresh and healthy as it ever
was, and bears yearly some years hi
to li bushels. - Oa muntuwu Tel.