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THE DAILY CAIRO B CLLETIN.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 9, 18151.
NEW SERIES NO. 216
THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OK THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B.HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING
Amount op Liduib assets, Jan. 1.
laou - r.mwrw
Interest tod rent
Nut profit ou Investments
, li.SIt J '.MViWl
Claims by death tud matured endow- ,,-., k.
munis. t '!' M
Dividend!, aurreador valuus, aud an-
Discounted endowment ami matured ,,..,.
Total paid policy-nuld-r $ -,7M-I,J7 C7
Dividend oft capital
Agencies end cramislons
State, coouty and city lama. ne,.
Net cut. assets. IWi. . 1W l f
Arr r. i a.
Bonds and mortifik.
I'nired State stocks
State stock, elt r stocks, and stocks
authorised by the lawa of the state
of New Vork
l.oana secure by bond and slock.
Ucal estate In New Vork aud Huston
aud purchased ondor foreclosure..
Cash on hand In banks and other de
positories on uiterc.1 aud In tranll
(.Inre received l
Duj from agents on account of pre
mium. !.51:..W1 10
, 97.4.. 47
f W.H.Mt ft!
Market value of stocks and bonds
Intoreat and rents due and accrued .
Premiums due and In process of
collection (less premiums paid In
advance, $fii.0M( ......
Total a.sets, Dee. SI. IS) f 41.1 ,M ii
Total liabilities including legal r
serve for rein.urauce of all exist
lug policies t Jl -' "
Total nndlvlded-orplu $ .'.- -I
Ofwhlrh belong. (a computed) to
pel. tie. ii general cla...... ... I'M.i.nM -.1
Of which belong, (aa computed I to
pollclea In toutlne cla. .. i, .!' 1
Risks Assumed in 1 880, 5, 1 7.B0r, no
Risks Outstanding: $177,507,703 00
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FLOCR. GRAIN AND HAY
Highest Cash Priee Paid for Wheat.
gT. LOUIS, I. M. & SO. KV.
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
THAINB IKAVI CAIHI),
Arkansas and Tens KipreHa.....-..lt :V .m. Daily
J, press 3:r" m. PaMy
Accommodation P "i. Daily
Ticket office: No. Ohio LerieBuKji A)tini
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
The Onlv Line Huiming
9 DAILY TRAINS
U From Cairo,
Makino Dirkct Connection
Tiutas L-Uva Cairo:
3:1 On in. Mail,
Ar.tv.ug In St. Lout. 9:45 a.m.; Chicago, 8 :S0 p.m. j
Connecting at Odin and Effingham for Cincin
nati, Lonlsville, Indlanapolia and potuU East.
11:10 a.m. St. Louis and Western
Arriving in Bt.Loul 7:05 p. m., tud cutiucctlng
for alfpolnti Went.
4:UO p.m. Fast Kxpross.
for St. I.oula and Chicago, arrlvlug at HI. Lout
10:40 p.m., and Chicago 7:) m
4:SO p.m. Cincinnati Kxprews.
ArrlTlnu at Cincinnati 7:00. a.m. ; Louiavllle 7:3t)
a.m.; Indlanapolia 4:00 a.m. ra.M'Tigt-ra liv
thia train reach the above point to 30
UOUKU in advance or any other route,
HplTn,!:2n.; nip7eM haa riJLLMAN
HLUBPINO CAR Cairo to Cincinnati, without
change!, and through alooperato tit. Louie and
Fast Time Enst.
Prt UQAT1 lWla this line go through to Ka.t.
X ttSfltlltia crn polnta without ny delay
canaed by Hnnday Intervening. The Hntiirday after
Boon train from Cairo arrive In new York Monday
morning at 10 :S5. Thlrty-aiz hour In advance of
any other route,
EV-Fnr through ticket and further Information,
apply t Illlnol Central Hallroad Detiot, Cairo.
JA8. JOHNSON, J. II. .ION KH,
Oen . Honthern Agent. Ticket Agent.
A. II. U AN BON, Oen. I'hi, Agent. Chicago.
DECEMBER St, 1880.
Krom the umliviilud .urplu. reverelonarv divi
dend will be declared, available ou aettlement of
next annual pr nilum, to ordluary part.clpatlng
The valuatlua of th pollcii out.tanding haa
been made on the American experience table, the
Icgul etandaril of the Hlale nfNew York.
(1 W. I'HII.I.II'S, 1 .,,..,.
J.ti.VANCIhB. ' Actnarlep.
We, Uhi undeMlgni'd, have. In per.on, carefully
examined the kcouiiIh, and counted and examined
in detail the a.aet of the nicleiy. and certify that
the fun-going ctateniPiit thereof l correct.
HKSM.NCTON K. KANDOM'H,
.IAMKS M MAI.STKII,
TIKtM AH A ( I MMINS,
IIKNKV H. TKKHKLL,
Kpeelal Committee of the Hoard of Director.,
appointed Oct. i!7. lni, to examine the a.ae'.s
and account at the clone of the year.
.lolrn A. Stowart,
John I) Jonea,
Hubert Lenox Kennedy,
I'liaunry M. pepew,
H iijamin Wllliam.on,
Henry M. Alexander,
K. Iloiidmot Coll ,
Thoma. A. lild'lle,
(ieoru'e W. f 'arletoii,
Jo K Navarro,
John J. Mcfook,
Stephen II. l'llllllp",
Hamnel W Torrt y,
Alexander I'. Irvin,
I . De Witt t'oyler,
William M. Illli-..
W III Inm Akrxamler.
hamiiel (i. (ioodricb.
ieorgc I). Morgan,
ei.rge T Adee,
Henry A. Ilurll.nt.
Ib-nrv K spaulding,
William II. l-'ugg,
illiaiu A. Whwduek,
Wllliimi i.. I.'tuiliert.
Henry (i Mar'ianl
.lanii-. W. Aii i.ndi r.
Merry S. Teriiell
'I'll o man K. Young.
Thmna. A Cuminltii",
Itoln rl liliKx,
Maniul ll. Lord,
.laine. M llnlni d.
Krlnard W I.amb. rl.
II. V Kandoliih.
John Sl ue,
A'llbel (tree n.
llerirv V. Ituller.
ieore II. Mewart,
JAMES W. ALEXANDER. Vine IWl.
SAMUEL BORROWE, 21 Vice I'ros't.
Mi:ilical ExHmincrs :
E. W. Lmnlx-rt, M. I).. IvhvM Curtis, M. D.
E. V. Scott, Suu rintrtiicnt of AgcnrifK.
North Wi'sti-rn D- pnrtnu nt.
Ii Dearborn Street, Chicau.
W. X. CItAlNE, OcriLral Muaj,'i r.
K. A. BURNETT. Aff.-nt,
Mayor N Ii. Thi.tlrwood.
Treajurer Kdward llezonia.
Clerk Denni. J, Koley.
Coun.elor--Wm. B. (illhert.
Mamhal J. II. Knbin.on.
BOARD OP ALlJXKXa.
Klret Ward M. J flowley I'eter Sanp.
Seexmd Ward-Havtd T. l.lneirar.
Third Ward-Egbert Smith. B. K. Blake.
Kourth Ward-Charlea o. I'atler, Adolph 8w.
Kifin Waid-T. W. Halliday. KrneM B. Pettlt.
Circuit Judge D. J. Baker.
Circuit Clerk-A. II . Irvin.
County Judge H. S. Yocum.
County Clerk-S. J. Ilumm.
County Attomv-J. M. Damron.
County Treai.urer-Mile W. Parker,
hheriff John Hodge..
Coroner K. Kitxgera.u.
County Commii-Kioner. T. W, Halliday. J A
KNEKAL DKLIVKlCi open ,:: a.m.; done
V! ::top.ru.; Sunday: H to a. m.
Money Order Department open at 8 a. m.: clo.e
Jt a p. m.
Tbrongh Hrircf Mall via Illinois Central 3:40
Mla.lh.ippi Ceutral ltllMad. clo.e at 9 p. m.
r.loiMatYp m0I,ISr Wn!t Thr,,118h Dd Ms"
Way Mail via Illliiol. l.Vntral. Cairo and Vln-
teiim . and Ml..ippj Central Itallroadi cloe at
Way Mail for Narrow Gauge Hallroad cloeei at
6 :.vi i. m.
Cairo and Evan.vlllc River Route clo.e at 2:30
p. m. datiy (except Friday).
VFKICAN M. K.-Kourtenth ttreet, between
Walnnt and Cedar ftreeta; .ervlce 8abbatn 11
i. m. and 7::)" p. ni.; Sunday School 1:30 p. m.
Cni'KCH OF THK REDEEMER Eptcopal)
Fourteenth atreet; Sunday Morning prayera
I0::ti) a. m.; evening prayer., 7 ::) p. ra.; Sunday
chool II ::) a. m. Filaay evening pravcr 7:90 p. m.
niKST MISSIONARY BAPTIST " CHURCH.
1 I'P'arhlng at 10:3() a. m., 3 p. m., and 7:30 p. m.
Sabbath school at 7:30 p. m. Kev. T. J. Shoree,
I CTIIEUAN-Thlrteenth llreet; erviies Sab
I J bath 1:30 a. ni.; Sunday .chool 2 p.m. Uuv.
METHODIST-Cor. Eighth and Walnut .treet;
Preaching Sahhath U):.K a. m. and 7 p.m.;
prayer meeting, Wedne.day 7::W p. m.; Sunday
School, 9 a. m. licy. Whlttaker, pastor.
PHESBYTEHI AN -Eighth etreet ; preaching on
Sabbalb at 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.; prayer
meeting Wedne.dav at 7:) p.m.; Sunday School
at .') p. m. Rev, H. V. Oeor,'e, pa.tor.
CKCOND FREE-WILL BAPTIST Fifloetth
O etreet, between Walnut and Cednr street; ser
vice Salibatb ul 3 and 7:3ti p. ni.
CT. JOSKPH'S-Uoman Catholic) Corner Ppisa
O and Walnut .treet.; aerWc. Sabbath 10:iia,
m. ; Sunday School at t p. m. ; Ve.per 3 p. ra. ; .er
ncc every day at 8 p. m.
CT. PATRICK'8-Romau Calhnlic) Corner Ninth
treet and Washington avenue; service Sab
'aih 8 and 10 a. m. ; Vesper 3 p. m. ; Sunday School
priest' ",'rv,cc" cv,'r ds at 8 P-m-Ruv- MaakTsoll
WmvNuS,(;nU,ST1A; TEMPERANCE UN
taVttta 3:30 o'clock. Kvery.
Q.E0RGE II. LEACH, M. I).,
riiysiclan and Surgcun.
Special attention paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment of mrglcal diseases, aud diseases of women
Olllco: No. 10 Eighth street, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, Ills.
)R. E. W. WHITLOCK,
Orrmi No. 13fl Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth aud Ninth Street.
J)R. W. 0. JOCELYN,
OFFICE-Elghth Streot, near Commercial Avenue
Itching: Humors, Scaly Humors, Blood
Humors, speedily, permanently and
won oinically cured when plipsii-lans
and all other methods fail.
CUTICURA RPhOLVENT. the new Blood Puri
fier. Internally, Ci'Tiri'HA, a .Medicinal Jelly, emitt
ed by the Cdtk.xiia Mxiiicimai, and Toii.kt Hoai1,
externally, have performed the most n.irarulou.
curea ol It hlng, Sealy and KrroluloiiH Humor,
ever recorded In medical annals.
F. II. Drake. K.i , agent for Harper and Broth
er. Detroit, Mich., give, an anlnul.hlng account
of his case iKc.ema Kodent). which had been
treated by a consultation of physicians without
benefit, and hli h speedily yielded to the Cutlcura
Will McDonald, 'Al Dearborn Street, t h'rago
greatfully acknowledge a euro of ba't llhui j '
lie4l. nck, f.ce. rrms td I- ;. for ibv. u'een
year : not able to walk i nv'pt cu baud ana' knm.
lor one year: not able to help himself for eight
ycara; tried hundred, of remedies; doctors pro
nounced his case hopcle.s; permanently cure! by
(o. W. Brown, 48 Marshall street. Providence,
R I ,cared by Cutlcura Iteniedi-. of a Ringworm
Humor, got at a barber's, which .pread all over hi.
ear, neck and face, and for six years rerirled ail
kind, of t eatmcnt.
8. A. Steele, Kf., Chicago, 111,, .ays: "I will .ay
that before I urcri Cutlcura Remedies I was in a
fearful tate. and had civ-en uoall hope of ever hav
ing any relief. Th-y have perlormed a wonderful
cure for me, and of my own free will and accord I
Cutlcura Keinrrilr. are prepared by WEEKS A
POTTER, Chemists ami DruggM., : Washing
ton street. Boron, and aru for sale bv all Phil'
gists Price of Ciiltcura. a MedMnaf Jelly, small
boxes, '.a ceuls: large hoxes. fl ; Cutlcura Itesolv
etil. the new Blood Purlfler. $1 pi-r bottle. Cutlcu
ra Medicinal Toilet Snap. xTi t-enis. Cnlicura Me
dicinal Shaving Soap. 15 cent. ; in bars for barbers
and large consumer.. 50 cent. All mailed free on
receipt of price.
Send f.ir lliu.trated Treatise on the Skin.
Clear Head and Voire, Easy Rrouthinp.
bwei't Ureal h, IVrlcct Smell, Tasto
and Hearing, no Cough, no Chok
ing, no Distress.
SAS'oei)'. ItAniiAi. irnr. Cataiuihai. Soi
rNT and Imi-iuivrd Iniiai.kh. with .peciBc di
ction.. mav now be bad of all druggist. Death
wrapped In one package, for one dollar. A.l,
or rAroiinw n a imc A 1. ( rue.
Tbi. economical and never-tailing trcatmeiit In
tantly cleanses the nasal passages of putrb
niicous, subdue. Iiiflatiiation when extending t
he rye. ear and throat, restore the sen-e o
-melt, taste and hearing when affected, leave
be breath tweet, the breathing easy and over
-ense In a y, at ful ant soothed condition In
ernally administered It cleanse, the entire mu
oils system through the blood, which It puritier-l
ii liieacin poison aiw avs present in Catarrh,
ecommended by all druggis's.
Ueneral Affents WEEKS & POTTER.
BUTTON. M ss
ti I few UNKEIIMENTED MALT,
tfxI Ji I Hops, Callsaya and Iron. N't
tS I I nienirtne like it for the
. Wood, Hrnins. Ne-ves and
y&w.y:...t. Lungs. New ilf.- lor func
fav vy " ' rVt om weakened bv din-asc,
K laBaVDS dei.illtv and dissipation.
U I I X Is lW Positive cure for Liver. Kld-
t' ney and Urinary difncultle
Comfort and .irengtU for Delicate Feinab s and
Nnrslng Mothers Pnrest aud be't me Heine
called "Hitters." Sold everywhere. .MALT BIT
TKK9 COMPANY. Boston. Mass.
rpnE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W. P. HALLIDAY, President.
II. L. HALLIDAY, Vice-President.
TH08. W. HALLIDAY, Cashier.
,TA" TATLOB, W, t. IIAI.I.tltAT,
,4Unrl . H. CUNNINOHAH,
a. D. Waj.lAMSOK,
B. H. OAMDCl'
Exchange. Coin aud United Slates Bouds
BOUGHT AND BOLD.
eonauctlid.,CelVUd Mi ' 0ner1 UDklnK b"lM"
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AN INTERESTING CIUCAtiO LETTER.
Mr. Editor: -
Dear Sut Two i tys ayo the post-man
delivered into my hand!) a Cairo Daily
ISi'LLMi.v, from tii familiar pii'u of
which we learned ot the aafo arrival of
Cuiro's southern friends, the sweet throated
home-like blue birds. Reailiug this here,
at this time of the year, gouuds ton much
like a piece of fictitious pleasantry on the
part of "yo local" for it to guiu credence
as a matter of fxt in the minds of your
readers. Verily the soug of the blue bird
is a son;,' not ho easily imagined, with near
ly two feet of snow on a dead level all over
the prairie, and two long ridges of snow,
one on either side of the street car lines,
averaging, I should think, all of sixteen
feet across aud from three to six feet in
depth, stretching away as far as the
eye. can see, nil over the city,
w'l'-rcver the street turs rnu.
M.:tt easiin to picture tlio Cairo Iwiys
building forts, digging caves and erecting
monsterous snow men out in this endless
field of snow. Or to let the fancy wander
away amid the minaturc crags and peaks
soaring up to the tops of the snowy
mountains, and down among the yawning
canyons and fathomless gulches that lie
beneat'i our kitchen-windows, filling our
entire back yard with miniature pictures so
perfect in all their outlines as to sutrst
the thought that one were looking at tin
real objects from some great distance. The
wind that comes from "till around'' here,
at one ami the same time, seemingly, and
its pi ,y fellows, the feathery snowllakes,
have together fashioned pictures the hand
of man ne'er had the cunning, or art to
follow. Nor are or miniature
mountains so very diminutive,
either, more than one, on our im
mediate premises measuring in heiyh
largely over eight feet with a base of cor
respouding dimensions. This is, as yon
may presume, very lovely to look upon,
particularly trom the second story windows,
but the beauty and romance of the thing
dies out, very materially, when it becomes
necessary to wade out into it, snow shovel
in hand, and dig a path to that coal bhed;
or to find one's self dumped down up to
the top of a pair of remarkably long leg
gins indeed, off of the street cars, with
this ridge of snow, ot which I made men
tion a few lines back, between you and the
pavements on all sides. "Yours, etc.,"
knows just now unlovely this personal
contact with the "beautiful snow" causes
it to become in the slmrt space of time re
quired to wade forty feet or less through it,
for it was her lot to make
this experiment no later than a
dozen or two hours ago. We, old Cairoites,
are wondering how the folks at "rionie''
are faring now; and whether it were not
wise in us to engage board and lodging
ahead, for several hundred of you in ad
vance of the general thaw that we toe
fearing will lie a little too much tor even
Cairo levees to safely withstand.
Last Thursday the sun rose in golden
splendor, warm and spring-like; enough to
make one have faith in your blue bird
story, and even to believe it possible that
we might hear, did we but listen with ears
attuned arightly, to the red bird's song,
as well; and even to catch a sniff of the
balmy sipe-watcr so familiar to our blessed
olfactory organs, wafted on the gentle
breeze. By the time that old cheat the
sun I mean hail fairly turned on his
westward course, lie repented him of his
good work among the buds and birds and
things, aud hid his smiling face behind a
bnnk of greyish shivery-looking clouds that
soon began to pelt us with "iced-snow."
Now, there's a new dish that I am nearly
positive is not incorporated in the Temper
ance Cook Hook, and I really think it
should be, for I assure you "iced-snow" is
as tar I mm being intoxicating in its effects
on the animal mau as the most conservative
of temperance mince pies that were ever
baked by any woman on earth. I know
how to "serve it" and how it looks and how
it feels, "especially between yourcollar and
your bare ueck," but unfortunately I am
ignorant of how to proportion the various
ingredients so as to produce the desired re
suit. Iced snow we had, though, in abund
ance. Not sleet or hail, but veritable
frozen snow (lakes that cut
like shivered glass wherever it came in
contact with au exposed bit of llcsh.
Deary mo! What a "Widow Bedott" I
am growing to be I I only intended to say
that last Thursday, the !lrd inst., was the
worst day ever seen in this city since it
was anything more thaa old "Fort Dear
born," and hero I am rambled off, the
goodness knows how farl . Tho
,'Widow Iledott" is being played and well
played, too, all of thia week, at Hooley's;
the principal character being personated
by Neil Burger, that divine pcisonalor of
that eccentric piece of old widowed woman
hood, tho "widow" herself, to a perfection
that leaves nothing to desire, or to wish for,
except It bo to see him again.
Accept nur thanks, and our best wishes
tor the prosperity of The Ecllktin, indi
vidually and collcctivoly, ami also tho us
biinuKC that it is the visitor most welcom
ed of any visitor to our residence. '
a -4, HI. A. A. II.
About Diphtheria and Scarlet Fever.
The Methodist Record derives very
little comfort from tho fact that not
withstanding tho widu-sprcad preva
leiien of both diphtheria and scarlet
fever, tlio types of llii) disea.so are not
unusuiilly severe at present. It con
tends that this i-. by no means a subject
for congratulation at tho present time
in view of the reasonable- possibility of
tho inereasi) of tho discuses during the
next few months, and tho probable in
crease of their malignancy. Very few
physicians have lost o() per cent, of
their cases of diphtheria thus far. Even
20 percent, would be a very high figure.
Still, the prospect of the continuance
of this comparatively low ratio of mor
tality is fiirfrom promising, At least, tho
wise practitioner miht boon his guard,
and do everything he can, not only to
treat promptly and cllieiently, all cases
in hand, but prevent their increase.
Whatever can be dono by tho physi
cian to narrow the chances of the
spread of the contagion, lessens thri
chances of moru'ii y. vc in mild epi
demics. Coii'vr.iins: tln. fuead of both
diphtheria and scarlet fever, there aro
certain well established causes. Wheth
er one can believe in either this or that
theory of infection is not essential.
Tho physician can always afford to be
on the safe side by giving his families
the beiielit of the doubt. To this end
he should si e to it not only that tho
houses are properly ventilated, but that
the privies, wider closets, drains and
cellars are in good condition. A per
sonal in-ipeetioii regarding these points
has so often been rewarded by tracing
the caiiM's of ili-'ilroiis mortality in
certain hous'-s, that no special pleading
is needed for it. A knowledge of prin
ciples of good plumbing and proper
drainage is as essential to t he physician
as is that of anv other preventive of
disease. Xew York Tribune.
The Louisiana Land Redemption
Company has drained 111, WW of its
'.'00,1X10 acres, and will plant them with
lice this year. The company makes
the rosy cMinmte that it will have an
income of $30,000 when it gels its whole
tract reclaimed. The land is a black
loam, from two to six feet deep, and it
is estimated that it will yield four hogs
heads of sugar or forty'barrels of rice
to the acre.
Some of the Chinese similes are said
to be as pointed as they are sarcastic.
They call a blustering, harmless fellow
"a paper tiger." A man who places
txo high a valuation on himself they
compare to "a rat falling into a scale
and weighing itself." "A hunchback
making a how" is what they call over
doing a thing. A spendthrift they coin
pare to "a rocket," which goes off at
once, and a man w ho expends his charity
on remc te objects, neglecting his own
family, is said to "hang a lantern on a
pole, wfich is seen afar, but gives no
A bill introduced in the New York
legislature, relating to telegraph wires
in New Vork city, provides that after
July 1, KSSi?, all telegraph wires within
the city used by telegraph, telephone,
district messenger, or electric light
companies, or any corporation or
person whatsoever, must be laid under
ground, in such manner u.s may bo
agreed upon between tho mayor and
the owners of such wire. After that
date it shall not be lawful to use any
w ire above ground for any telegraphic
or electric lighting purpose within tho
limits of tho city; but nothing shall be
construed to prevent the introduction
of one or more wires within the limits
of any building where the introduction
is nsked for, or wiihin such building as
may be owned or leased, in whole or in
part, by any company or person using
The other morning the town of Loin
poc, ('ul., was aroused by aloud explo
sion in the Lompoc hotel, kept, by (ieo.
Biitchart. The lodgers rushed out of
the house, but nothing could bo seen.
Chinamen in a wash-house across the
slreet said they saw three men stealing
away a few minutes before. Examina
tion showed four bombs had been
thrown t hrough the windows of the ho
tel, one of which had exploded. The
bombs were home-made, formed by
wrapping cans of powder in sacking.
The bomb which burst wius thrown into
a shoe-shop, which was part of tho ho
tel, but was not occupied. At night
other bombs were cast into the sleeping
room of tho proprietor and his wife.
Had they exploded, loss of life would
have been sure to follow, as the bombs
weighed six Pounds each. The bomb
w hich exploded broke all the windows
and several doors and partitions. Tho
cause of tho attempt is said to be a
bitter feeling of temperance peoplo
against Rutehart, who sells liquor on
tlio sly, although his lease expressly
forbids him to do so.
Some months ngo, John Belts, of
Steuhenville, Ohio, horse-whipped his
wife, daughter Mattie, and his married
daughter, Mrs. (iraco Webster. Tlio
affair created quite astir at the time.
Tho cause of the whipping was becauso
he found a young man named William
Ferguson in tho parlor with his (laugh
ter Mattie on his return home uhotit
9 o'clock in the evening, against his or
ders, he having forbidden her to have
anything to say to Ferguson. Ho first
attempted to whip Mattie, when her
mother nnd Mrs, Vcbster interferred,
which caused him to turn his wrath
upon them. Tho other day the sequel
to the affair came to light. Mattie has
been visiting somo months In Philadel
phia, and returned home a few days
ago. It seems Ferguson met her at Al
toona, IVnii,, where they were married,
after which they came to Stoubenvillo
together. The ' bride is worth about
$10,000 in her own right, It havinjr
been left her by her grandmother. Mr.
Belts has accepted the situation, since
he can not help himself, and tho young
couplo will go to housekeeping at an
Arizona, In two years post, lias paid
as Internal revenue taxes tho sum
8i:t.l)2. and tho people want the general
government to expend part of it in pub
io buildings within tho territory.
My letters, written In my earnest boyhood
Tonne who left ns but tho other day,
And lam tilting here, and try to read them
Through the tear a I do not care to brutb
Tears lor my friend, and tears, thl much
For him, myself, the self that Is as dead
Aa he to whom these faded thing wer writ.
h'er youth and trust had from my living
It was myself, remember that, who wrote
Rend them once more, ami note the noble
The vant endeavor, and the desperate strug
gle To rlne above the gTOvelere In the strife;
To sacriilee of self for good of others;
The piusinn at the suOorlngt of the poor;
The angry fight 'gainst pride and ain and
The 'toting onward when the priw.1 was
Ours, too, the hands to ense the overladen,
Ours the strong voices whose tweet word
Should e'er compel a hearing from the people
Who now but scoffed at our Impetuous
The wni-M awakened, soon would grow much
Soon sin ami sorrow, dying in Hie dust,
Would vanish from the earth before the aim,
Flashed from our swords, whose btadet
should never rust.
Yet he I. dead, and I am old and tired,
And 1 do not care if all the world he tin;
I listen dully to my sons' loud vnuntings
of thai bright future they are sure to win
Ah! burn the letter. As they fall toashea
Methinks they're like our fading mortal
Words iiin words, and little of fulfillment
Of U as promised by our youth' bright
-All the 1'ear Round
At tho height of half a mile the at
mosphere becomes too thin to sustain
Corn cobs yield twice as much potash
ns the best specimens of woods; 114,
000,000 pounds of potash might be made
from our annual corn crop.
Dr, A. Schmitz believes that the non
fermentable part of grape sugar intro
duced into wines contains a poison like
that in potato oil.
Nordunskjold intends starting out on
a now arctic expedition this year in a
new vessel which is now in course of
construction for him at the estuary of
An inventor thinks he has solved the
problem of propelling boats on canal
and rivers by means of ejecting water
from the boat. Unlike his predecessors,
he makes use not of a largo pipe, but
of a great number of tubes with very
Although ho had examined over one
hundred hearts of children and grown
up people, Dr. Langier discovered blood
vessels in the heart valves in only one
case, that of a woman of sixty, in whom
they were evidently the result of a path
A new method of obtaining grain in
photo-engraving has been introduced by
Maj. Waterhouse. He presses sand or
glass paper into gelatine reliefs, and a&
the shadows contain a thicker layer of
the gelatine, and as, therefore, the sand
or glass is more" strongly forced in, a
very perceptible grain is produced.
The Siemens-Martin steel is greatly
used in ship-building and boilor-mak-inir.
Mr. Sersrius Kern, of St. Peters
burg, states that in the manufacture of
plates he has noticed that the Siemens
Martin ingot.s stand a better heat and
roll more softly than Bessemer ingots,
containing the sinie quantity of car
bon. Morover, Siemens-Martin ingots
contain, as a rule, less manganose than
Bessemer ingots, and as plates contain
ing much maganeso aro more liable to
oxidize, tho Siemens-Martin plates are
preferable for the above-mentioned pur
poses. A now theory of earthquake has been
adduced bv Dr. Novak. He considers
that besides the rotation of the earth
on its axis and its revolution round tho
sun, a multiplicity of motions of tho
earth appear in space, in virtue of which
tho earth's axis and the equator shift
their position. This causes a variation
of the forces inllueneing the earth's
form, and the eaith has I lie tendency to
adapt itself to this change. He also
considers a change of form of the earth
to occur through the shifting of the
noles :iiid tho equator, and this may
nave effect some time afterward where
tho crust of the earth is weak.
M. A. Colson thus describes the
manufacture of phosphoric aeid in the
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Par
is: "Natural phosphates, ungrotind, are
dissolved in dilute hydroeholoric acid.
When thn acid has ceased to act, tho
clear solution is run off from the insol
uble rustlers and mixed with sulphurio
acid enough to sal urate all the dissolved
lime, leaving a mixture of hydrocholio
acid, diluted phosphoric acid, and cal
cium sulphate. This mixture is sub
mitted to pressure to separate the sul
phate from the free acids, which are
then concentrated, and the hydrochlor
ic acid is condensed and collected for
use by means of ordinary columns."
A correspondent of ' tho Scitntiflo
American at York, Pennsylvania, "sug
gests the burning of petroleum for re
polling hostile tloota from harbors like
those of Baltimore. Philadelphia, and
New York. A hundred thousand bar
rels of oil poured upon an outflowing
tide would cover a large area of water,
and when set on fire would sweep a
fleet with a torrent of destruction that
nothing could resist." Another plan ll
virtually a mollification of the fire ship.
Ho proposes "to link togethorlongllnea
of rafts of oil barrels, and sond them
against tho fleet by small, swift, steam
uimelies that could be steered by elec
tricity from the shore. The barrel
could, bo exploded and the oil fired by
tho satuo Bjjouey at the proper mo
wont," ... .