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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
OAIIIO. ILLINOIS. FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 11, 1881.
NEW SERIES-NO. 218
THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATKMKNT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSUJLAXCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES, UH) IJKUADVVA Y, NEW YOKK.
HENRY R.HYDE, President.
FOR TUB YEAU ENDING DECEMttKK HI, W.
AMOI KTOf LIWR ABaKTI, Jan. 1
Interest nml rents .
Nul profit on Investments ,
Claims by death and matured eudow-
Dividends, surrender valuea, and au-
Discounted endowment and matured
Tulal paid policy bolder. '"
Dividend on capital i,Vf-m
ticneral expenses iZ'Z'l -V,
iUt, county aurt city taxes
Nctca.li assets, Dec. 31. IW .. $ .fw.MI W
Hood and mortgage '
I'nited states storks
State .lock., tlty slocks, and stork
authorlr.ed y the law. of the .tale
Loans secured hy boud. and stocks
... . . . v' mini Hlitatji
It. -al o.tate In New York and Hu.ion
and purchased under lore...
Cash on hand In hank and wth.-r dc
po.ilori on interest and In transit
i. lure rwelvcdi
Dus from agents on amount of pre
From l'i" undivided nrplu. reversionary divi
dend, will Ihi declared, available on settlement of
next Hnmiul r miuiu, to ordinary part.clpallng
lllll II H'..
Tim vtl tint ion of t u policies outstanding ha.
In en made on l he Ann man xpi r ence table, the
legal .iam..nl ui Ih'' ftal.T of New York.
i W. PHILLIPS, .,.,.,..,
.1 (,. AN ( 1SK. ;A'"'r""-
We. Ilic mid' rsiued, Imv '. In pcr.on. carefully
examined the ai - iiiiilx. anil counted and examined
in detail the assets of the society, mid certify that
the foreiroiii" statement thereof i. correct.
IIKNMN.ro F KA.NHOLPIl,
.1 A M K s M IIAI.STKD.
TIIMM A IT MMINS,
IIKMtV S, TEKUKI.L,
Special Committee of the Hoard of Directors,
H.polntedirt. .'7. Ishd, to examine the a..e'.s
and a counts at the clone of the yar.
HOAUDOK HlliKi flits.
j.ik.:. 117 z;
:y. I,H Mi
Market value of stocks and bonds
OVef cost - -
Intereat and n-nt due and u-crncd
l'remlum. due and in prucea. of
eolli-i tmn (lr pretnluma paid In
advance, 'i.".'H -
Total a.et. D"C. 31, I 41 '
Total llahllltica tnrludlnf let'al r
lu'rve for reinsurance of all . H't
tllK I'ollr.i,'. "
Toul ondivided anrplu. I '' ;J
Of whi. h h-lon (a computed) t' ,
p.l.cie.ta t-n"ral cla l ,
Of which heli.njf. (a cj.ropuu'd) to
pr,liclea in tontine claa. I-Vi"
Rhk Assumed In 1B8, :J5. 17i.0." 00
RNknOutstiindintr $177,ri!7,703 (to
.mirtre I). Vl-rtt!i,
t M-ure T. A't.-e.
Henry A. Ilurllmt,
ll' iirv K "iin'ililiin;,
Wil.lam II 1'ivv,
V ilhmn A. Wt.evlnck,
Wllll.-ini I.. I.iti.ln n,
II' nry i. M iri'ia'id
,ln 11,1'H V A li innli r.
Il' i,rv,. 'i'i -rr.i'il
Tbonia. S. ihiml'.
Thomaf A . ntiiihli:.,
Daniel D. I.i rd,
.lame. M lla'-n d.
Il'iroce l'urti r.
Kilnr'l V l.-imhi-rt.
It. V. lfnlldo!.i.
A'.m.iii ii Trn-k.
lohll -io in-,
Ahhi I .ri - li.
llenrv V. Iliiil- r.
Oeorce II. Mew art.
John A. Stewatt,
.Inilll I) Julie..
Itohert I.i-nox Kennedy,
'haiinry M. Depew,
II niainiii Wlllimn.on,
Henry M. Alexander,
Will urn Wa'ker,
Hi nry Day,
K Hundinol 'o!,
Thoma. A lliddle,
fieuri."' W. Carlelon,
.lo.e K Navarro,
John .1. Mel -.k,
S'ephen II. I'htnlp.,
Siiiiiiml W Torrey,
r-amiiel II-.Inn-f .
Tli' ielore Weaton.
Alex inili-r I'. IrMii.
I De Witt I'UVIer,
I. mi h Ki'iri raid.
U ilium M. Hli...
huinitel (i. l.ooilrlch .
.lAMt: W. ALEXANDKIt. "w I'nVl.
SAM I EL IJOKItOWE, 'M Vice IWt.
.Mi 'lit h Kv'iii.iiii r.s :
E. W. I.iimlx rt, M. !)., E'lwM Curtis, M. 1).
E. W. .S' oit, Snji'-riiitriuli al nf A"ucit.c
North Wc-ti-ru I)i'i'irtini'nt.
In in r).orii Street. Chic.L"J.
W. N. CliAINE. Or-rifi-al Mana-'iT.
Itching1 Hnmors, Scaly Humnrx, Blood
Humors, Hjioedily, pcrmaiioiitlv and
cconoinically cured when plipslclanx
and all other nictlioilH tail.
TTICl'HA KPSOIA'ENT. the new Hlood I'nri-
Her, InPiruallv. Ct Tli I KA. a Medlelnul Jelly, a.lrit
d hy the ti'Tin iu .Mkihi isai. ami Toilkt HoaI',
externallv. Imve Derliirmi'il tne rno.t n.irai uioti"
rurea ol It' lilujf, Hc.It and Hcroltiloua lluniorn
ever recorded In medical aniialc
K II. Drake, Km . aL'i nt for Harper and Ilroth
era. betrolt, tllrh .. ulve. an aMtouiMhlnK account
of hi. cm' lEc.ema Undent . which hud been
treated hy a coiiniltatiou of phy.lriana withotil
lier.ent, and which apeeilily ylel'kd to the Cntieura
SALT I til ELM.
Will McDonald. -JMj Denrhorn Street, t hleauo.
creatlully a knowled'ea a cureofSHlt Itheiim on
lo ad, neck, face, arm and le. fur aeventuen
year.: not aide to walk except on hauil. nnd kui
lor one year: not able to heip hlm.elf for nifht
yt-ara; tried hundred, ol renedh ; .locloia pco
iiouned hi. ca.e lmpeiii; perniBueutly cured hy
l.'iitii iira liemeilli'..
'Jeo W. Hrown. IH Mar. hall atre' t, rrovldence.
H.I , cured hv C'ntlcura Iteniedi' of a Ktnjrwonn
Humor, not at aharh'-r'a. which apreml all over hi.
ear., nei k and face, anil for hU yer rei-lMed all
kind, of t eatm. nt.
S A. Steele. Kn.. Chicago. III., ay: ' I will .ay
I hut tu for'' I tt.etl l utieiirn Kemei'.ie'. I wa. In a
fearful Hate, and had eiven u all hope of ever hav
uk any relief Tli' y have pertormed a wonderful
cure fur nie, .nd of my own f'. e will and accord I
'utlctir fewi'dic. are prepared ''.v W'KEKS ,V
1'O'ITEK. ( 'hernial and 1 1 r n mri h . I'iil Wa.hlni;
ton .treet. Honon. and are U r tale hy all Drii:'
Ki.i. l'rlce of t'utlcura. n Mi didtial Jelly, .mall
hole., r.lcent.: lnrDe I'i'Xi $1 : Ciilictirn Ke.olv
em. the new Hlood 1'iirifler. 91 per hiittle ( iitnn
ra Medicinal Toilet Soap, it'i ' lit. ( utirura !'
dii inal ShavlnL' Soap. IS cent.: in har. fur harlwr.
and larnc cou.umer.. ro cent. All mailed Iree on
receipt of price.
Send f.ir 11. unrated Treati.e on the Skin.
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FLOCK. GRAIN AND HAY
Highest Cah Price Paid.for Wheat.
gT. LOUIS, I. M. SO. I1Y.
K. A. r.l'RNETT. Asrcnt.
IHON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
TRAINS LEAVE CAittl.,
Arkan.aaandTexia Eiprc.. 11 i' '"- U1"''
AliniVg AT l-AIKO.
.... '.! '' a m Daily
Smnmodatlon ' V ' !"
LLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
May.ir-N. li Thi.tlewi.nl.
Treasurer Edw ard I)e.ona.
t 'u-rk - Ih-tit::.. J. Foley.
Cutin.'-lor- - Win. li. tiilhert.
Mar. nal --J H. Kuh'n.oii.
Altoriny William Hendrfcka.
HUAKI) or A1.IIKX5.
K'.r.t Ward- M J Howler 1'eter Saup.
Second W rd - David T. I.in.irar. .Ie..e Ilinkle
Third Ward -Eirhert Sn Ith. It. K, Hlake.
Fourth Ward- harlr. O. I'atier, Adolph Swo
fifth Ward-T. W. Ha'lldav. Rrne.t H. FettU
I'lrrclt Jii'lt-e - D. J. Maker.
ire ii it l li-ik A. II Irviu.
County Judt'e- K. S Vixum.
County Clerk - s. J 1J iiniBi .
'utility Attorn..' -.1. M Datnron
(!ounty Trea.iir.-r Mill . W. I'arker.
Mh rm Julin llodje..
1 uruiier- K. FltZL'era.K,
C ounty ( uinniii..'oin r.-T. W. ilalllday, J A.
M. fjilil... Samuel Hrtley.
"lcr Head nri'l Voire, Eify I.r..'ittliin!
Sweet Ilreatli, I'erfect Sinell, Tnti;
and JIcarinQoCoiili, no Chok
ing, no Distress.
I'll K Jl.ULs.
; ENF!;I. HKI.lVl.in open . : a m ; clo.ci
v ', ;" . li...; Sunday : H to (i a. in.
Mini. Order Department open at 8a.m.; clofua
t .'i p in.
TliMtiuh ETpre." Mail, via Illliini. Central l:l'i
p. in .
Mi..ip.ippi Central lUllnnd rime at 9 p. m.
Cairo i.d Foplar Hint! Tiirutiuh and Way Mall
Cl'i". - nt 1 p. in.
Wav Mini vii I'linuj. Cemral. Cairo and Vtn
:i'tit . iiiui .Ii.....ippi Central Railroad, clone at
l.i p. in.
Way Mall for Narrow Oauijc Knilroad cloaca at
:'i l. m.
Cairo and Evnn.ville Hlver Route clones at L'::t0
p. tn. daiiv (except Friday).
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
Tho Onlv Lino Kunnint?
O DAILY TRAINS
Makino Direct Connkction
Trains Lat Cairo:
3:1 5 h in. Mrul.
ArrlvlnBln 8t. Lotila 9:4S a.m. : l,hlr.RRn.8:3n p.m. l
Connecting at Odin and EfflnRham for Unclii'
Dktt, Loulavllle, Indianapolis and point. Bunt.
llilO a.m. 8t. IiOulH unci Wftttem
Arrivlnirln 8t. Loula7:05D. ra.. and coiitiff tlnit
for all point Wuat.
4:20 p.jn. Kuat Kxpr'nn
Inr8t. Louis and Chicago, arriving at St. Loitla
10:40 p.m., and Clilcano 7 a m
4:'JO p.m. Cincinnati KxprenM.
Arriving at Cincinnati 7:00 a.m.; Louiavillu 7:'.t)
a m.i Indianapolis 4:00 a.m. Vasapngr-ra hy
this train reach tho ahovu point. i u to IM
HOUK8 in advance of any other route.
nrThs4:1 p. m, express has PULLMAN
BLKKP1NO CAK Cairo to Cincinnati, without
changes, and through aleepvrsto Ht. Loots and
Fast Time East.
TX rmin ivnna "T this linn no throtiLdi to East
X ttantlltif em point, without any delay
eauaod hy Sunday Intervening. The Saturday after
noon train from Cairn arrlvea In new York Muiul.v
morning at 10 :8S. Thirty-six hoars In advance of
anv other route.
MTKnr through tickets and furlhor information
appivat Illinois central rtanruan nepot, Cairo.
JAB. JOHNSON. J. H. JONKH.
Oen. Honlhern Agent. Ticket Agent
A. U. UAM9UK, ueu. rass, ageni. Chicago,
Walnut and Cedar street. ; service. Sahhalhll
a. m. and 7: ' p. in ; Sunday School 1 :30 p. m.
pllt lit II OF THE KEI)KKMEK-(Kptscopal)
v. Fourteenth street; Sntidav Morning prayer.
lo;:lo a. m. levelling prayers, 7 :3o p. ni.: Sunday
.chool SC io a. in. Friday evening prayer :l p. ni.
I.IKST MISSIONAItY BAPTIST ClItTKCIJ.
1 Prvachlne at fi::i a. m., p. m., and 7:30 p. m.
Sahlialh school al 7::l p. m. Hev. T. J. Shores,
IVTHF.HAN Tlilrteenth street; services Sab
j hnt li 1 :K a. m. ; Sunday school i p. m. Hcv.
METHODIST-Cor. Eighth and Watnnt atreets;
Preaching Sahhiith ltl:.l a. m. and 7 p.m.:
prayer meeting, Wednesday 7:30 p. tn.; Sunday
School, y a. m. lie?. Whlttakcr, pastor.
JKESHVTHHI AN - Eighth street: preaching on
Snhl.ath nt ll:tl a m. and 7 :: ti. in.; prayer
ineetlng Wedne.duv at T:3'lp. ni.; Sunday School
at 3 t, m. Hcv. II. Y. George, pastor.
OECOND FUKE WILL I1A1TIST - Flfleerth
O street, between Walnut and Cednr streets, ser
vices Siihlmth at 3 and 7:30 p. m.
ST. JOSEPH'S HHmnan Cathollri Cnnier Cross
- and Walnut streets; service. Sabbath 10:30 a.
n. ; Sunday School at 'i p. in. ; Vespers 3 p. m. ; ser
rices every dny at 8 p. ni.
CT. PATHICK'K-fKotnan Catholic) Comer Ninth
street and Washington avenue: Services Sab-
tmth 8 and in a. tn.; Vespers 3 p. in.; Snnday School
t p. tn. services every day at a p. m. Itev. Jliistelsoti
AXfOM AN'S CIIHIST1AN TEMPEKASCK I'N
vv ION. holil. it. regular weeklv meetlne. In
the hall ol thu Culm Teinneriiiiee He'fiirin Cluft. ev
ery Thursday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock. Kvcry-
u. 'i j i. iiniii'ii iii noi'ijii
QE01WE II. LEACH, M. I).,
riijsicinn and Surgeon.
Special Attention imld to thn llomeniinili to trent.
mentol' stirglciil tllseiiscs, mid diseases of women
Ulucu: No. 10 Eighth street, near ComtncrcliU
avenue, cairo, jua.
jyt. E. W. WIIITL0CK,
0PPU,r No. 1M Commercial Avenue, bctwoen
Eighth and Nlntit stree-
)R. W. C. J0CKLYN,
OFFlCK-rElghtR Street, near Commercial Avenue
Samoiui's Haiiii xt. Ct liK. Catakiiiiai. Sot
.ust and Imimwivkii Iniiai pii. with specific di
' 1 1 on . may now Ih. had ol nil ilrugsi.t, neath
rapped in on- package, for one dollur. A.k
or SAVKUlUl . Kaiiu Al. CfllK.
Tliisecoiiomical and never tailins treatmei t In
tantly cleanes the na.al pa.sages of pu t rt
uncoil., subdue, inflamatioti when extetiding ti
ne eve. ear and throat, re. tore. Hi. si n-es o
uiell. tat and hearing w hen atb eted. leav
he breath iweet. the bn athtiij ea.v and bvit
-en.e In a g-atcful and siMitlied condition. In
ernallv arimml.tereil tt clean. ... the entire mil
uii .v.tem ibro igh the tilood. which it puritl
if the cld poi.nn lwy. pre.ent in Catarrh,
ctrommeiided by nil dnigi.'s.
licnt ial Aircnts WEEKS A I'OTTKR
Ili TON. M
Dr. If. Wtiilner, of Aimu, was in Cairo
Mr. P. T, Cluiiiiian, of Vienna, Ills.,
was in town yesterday.
Captain J. C. Willm returned from a tour
ot the district yesterday.
Mr. I). Richardson, of Sliawncctowu, was
uinouj; the strangers in Cairo yesterday.
JolinT. Casey, of St. Louis, Mo,, was
registered at the Planters Houso yesterday.
Amonf the guests at Mr. Loins Herbert's
European hotel wa Mr. Lone, of California.
(.'ol. J. II. Wood, manager of the Variety
Theatre at New ( (Means, was in the city
Mr. Fred Smith, the American Union
teleuraph nmnajjer in this city, has gone to
St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. John Sproat lelt on the Afternoon
train fur St. Loufa yesterday. He will be
gouo ui vend .we A.
Mr. and Mr9. Frank Cassidy, and the
former's uunt nod sister, left for Nashville
yesterday to tpetid a few weeks anion";
Mrs. William Emery went by yesterday's
Illinois Central afternoon train to lYorii,
III., an J will spend a few days there on t
visit to friends.
Mi. (ieorge Fry has aoeepted a position
as traveling salesman with the Dosman To
bacco Company, of St. Louis Mo., and he
will leave for tliat city to-morrow morning.
His territory extends into several states
not ili of its.
The billowing gentl-men were at the
Hotel de Winter yesterday: H. M. I jet
rich, of Anna, 111.; A. Itarrenkatt, of IJelle
vllle. III.; W. II. KichuseU, of Molinc. III.;
N. (. Andius, of li'ioominoton, 111.; C. S.
.Tatkman, of Chicago, Illinois;
J. II. Cuhiley. ot St. Louis, Mo,
15 SchomiiigiT and J. .1. Racr, of St. Louis,
1'NFKKMKNTED MA IT,
Ilop. Ciili.aya and Iron. N'i
ni'-iiicine like it for the
lilouil, llruiii". Ne ve. and
I. ung.. Nc 'if.- lor func
t oll. weakilH'd bv disease,
dchilitv and di..lpiition
IVi-ttive cure for Liver. Kld-
liev and I r n irv ditllciillle.
'onir .rt and uretigth for Dclicaie M-inah s and
Nursing Mother. I'tir.-sl and lut me lielne
d'HIO'T". Solil evervwii. re .11 A 1.1' 111 I
TKKSCOMI'AN V. Huston. Mass.
This famojis troupe of 40 ladies and gen
tlemen. give one of their great performunc
es this evening at the athi neum.
It is the largest variety of attists ever
gathered under one management, and their
performance is first-class in every particu
lar. They have jut closed a successful
season in New Orleans and will open in St
I.otii next week, it-served seats aro now
on sale at II art man's.
Eli IYrkin, the great humorous lecturer,
classed by press and public with Mark
Twain and Artemus Ward, will deliver a
part of each of his two great lectures, to
morrow evening in the reading room of the
Kctorm Club, on Tenth street.
(,I!0( EllY sTOliE.
Q s r
O g bf
' 5 H
rpiIE CITY NATIONAL BANK
. W.P. HALLinAY, Pri'sliletit.
II. L. IIALL1DAV, Vice-President.
Tnos. W. I1ALLIDAY, Cashier.
S. STAATS TAYtlft, W. P, rtAM.IPAT,
IIINHT L. UAIJ.IIIAT, K. It.et'NNINOIIAM,
. D. WUXIAM.ON, STirilKN HIIIO,
Exclianffti, Coin and United States Bonds
U0UUHT AND BOLD.
DeposltsrecDlvud and i general banking bnslnesi
I thank you for your clean insight into the
heart of society, and your trae fiiendhhii
for the Dumps family, 'it was not for inn
to understand," what seemed such palpa
ble truths to you.
My letter in The Hcllktin was scarcely
dry before Daniel and I received a pressing
invitation to dinner at Mrs. Z 's; and wo
never were invited there before. Zeplmn
ial and Johnny were invited to a juvenile
party across the street next evening, and
Sarah was put on a committee to solicit
money for a prominent society.
In a day or two, a showy young man, in
a silk hat, desired Louisa to accompany
him to the Cooking Club's last party, and a
firm in town sent Augustus Wimple a tin
On the following Friday, Daniel Webster
"said a piece" at school, and was admiring
ly chucked under the chin by the board of
education ; said board, avowing he'd be a
lawyer if lie kept improving. (Poor little
Dan! We will hope that this prediction
W.f prove untrue, and that no such fate is
in store for him.) " .
I was yesterday invited to take part in
some, literary exercises, (though toy whole
xpi'iienre in that line is embodied in my
etter to yon) and Monday night uiy
laii''hteis were serenaded.
Mr. Dumps was waited on by a commit
tee yesterday morning, who wish to i tin
him lor a temperance mavor. In the after
noon another committee called
and desired him to allow the
whisky ring to announce him as
their candidate. Mr. Dumps is bewildered,
but has u t v n no tinal answer to either par
ty. It he should run and should be elect
ed, wouldn't our family be on the upgrade
thoiiuhf One thousand dollars a vear to
lo nothing, and receive private abuse, and
public praise. Pretty gin id pay after all.
And then the local pages would be full of
interesting items like this: "His honor, the
mayor, rode up town with his family."
"His honor, Mayor Dumps, rode down
town with his family." "Mayor Dumps
and his excellent lady honored ur streets
by a short walk yesterday."' Well, well!
No man knows to day what to morrow may
We have decided to keep the lamp post,
and continue The Hi i i.ktin for life.
With much esteem,
Mits. Daniel Dcmps.
KESULTS OF NEWSPAPER NOTORIETY.
INTEHKSTIMil.Y SF.T Ft HTH HY MHS.
I never was so bent out and dumfounded
in my life, as when I saw my letter in The
Bri.i.KTis. I was angry enough to shake
you had you been iu reach; I alternated
that infliction between Johnny, Zephauiah
and Daniel Webster. I took a sacred sat
isfaction in slamming the doors, punching
the tires and abusing editors in general.
I was as mortified to think you had ex
posed to public criticism my most sacred
feelings grievances, ambitions nnd all.
Mr. Dumps was troubled, but he tried to
comfort me with the same old saying he
hits used for twenty-five years. "Never
mind wife," he said, "it will all bo for the
best." The circumstances were so aggra
vating that I got out of all patience with
such tame language, and I blurted out
"Daniel don't be an old goose !" before 1
fully realized what I was saying.
How cot l.D it lie lor the best for me to
be made ridiculous before tho public;
"Oh!" I said, "I wish I hadn't said any
thing about the measles, or my trips to the
junction, or the pin-cushions and tracts
(though gracious knows its 11 true!), or
the lamp-post." And thinking of the
lamp-post broke me down entirely, and I
laid my head on Daniel's broad bosom, and
cried on his plaid vest.
Poor fellow-patient, sensible, old Dan
iel dually cheered mo by his good reason
ing powers. Ho argued that you probably
received so many letters suggesting com
pliments to tho writers, or showing down
right injury like mine did, that you had
become hardened to them. Or that in
your hurry and worry you had nut con
sidered anything but the facts men
tioned. Or, at the very worst, you had be
come desperate, and resolved to make uu
example ol mk.
Ho said that the probability was, that
most people, would see no impropriety iu it,
and would only seo that our names and do
ings were in print; and would pay us at
tention accordingly. "Depend upon it,"
he repented, "it's all for tho best."
Well time has proven those words true,
and healed my wounded feelings. I not
only forgive you tor an apparent injury, but
Tho value of Erie canal t"nn:igo last
year wits ijc.inii.ooo.ooo. The wheat
acreage of the west, which principally
made this Intsiiiess. was more than
2, .'d Mi. ooo acres more than in IsTll, nnd
ti like increase of acreage; is expected
this year. Although the paid tolls on
the canal of 1 l.i, not) a year were abol
ished, the toll receipts hate leaped up
nearly .:!oo,(iiin, Theeixt uf keeping up
the canal is nearly if;!ioo,ooo, and tho
revenues last year were .l.oo.OOO,
making a surplus of over :!nn,ouo,
Hi lore the stale nf New York discrim
inated iu favor of the canals their busi
ness hud run down 700,0011 inns in
twelve mouths and since thai liberaliz
ing; of rates the canal do .( 100,000 tons
more business, and there has been a con
sentient lowering of tnlls on the rail
roads'. The Erie, canal is almost, tho
only corrective agency of high grain
freights from the west.
.John li. Story, who claims to be a
wealthy Chicago banker, was victimiz
ed out of l.tion at Hot Springs, recently,
on the familiar game known as tho
gold brick dodge.
Notwithstanding the fact (and per
haps iu eonseiuenci' of it) that tho
clergy and justices of the peace are so
busy all the time making two people
one, tho population continue: to increase.
Origin of Envelopes.
A Hrighlon, England, stationer, we
uro told, took a fancy for dressing bis
show window with piles of writing pa
per, rising gradually from the largest lo
the smallest size in use; and. to liuish
his pyramids oil' nicely, he cut cards lo
bring them to a point. Taking t hesn
cards for diminutive nolo paper, lady
customers were continually wauling
some of "thai lovely little paper," and
tho stationer found it. ad :tut:ig"oiis lo
cut paper to the desired pattern. As
there was no space for addressing the
Holelets after they were folded, he, nf-
tcr much thought, inveni.-d tl nvcl-
ope, which be cut by the aid of metal
plates made for the purpose. The sale
increased so rapidly "that he win unable
to produce t he envelopes fast enough:
so ho commissioned 11 doen houses lo
make them for him, and thus set going
an important branch of the nianufae
turing stationery trade.
CulriMlll.) Evening Sun.
"And what can you tell about St. Jacobs
Oilf" said one of our oldest subscribers,
This was a fair question, and wo answer
that we are reliably informed that a gen
tleman of this city who has suflered untold
agony and Rpetit a mint of money to get
relief from llh'eumatism, iu desperation
bought some and tried it, and declares that
it is the best remedy for Khcumatism ho
ever heard of.
Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Restorer is the
marvel of tho ago for all Neive Diseases,
All fits stopped free. Send to Dill Arch
street, Philadelphia, Pcnn.
Eemedy for Corns,
1. Hat lie the corn with strong borax
water; then shave it closely, but be
careful not to make It bleed. Place
over the corn a wbito felt corn plaster,
and wear it. constantly until the corn
has disappeared. Every night and
morning wet the small cavity over the
cmn (and in the plaster) with ft little
borax water, or, if preferable, the pulp
nf a lemon. The corn plaster can be
procured nt any druggist's. 2. Keep
the feet clean ' by freiptent ablutions
with warm water, and wear easy, soft
boots or shoes. Without the latter
precaution, corns will generally return
even nfter they appear to have been
perfectly removed. :t. After soakingtho
feet in warm water for a few minutes,
pare the corns as close as possible with
a sharp knife, taking earn not to make
them bleed. Place) upon tho part af
fected, a small, circular piece of leather
or buckskin, spread with some emoll
ient plaster, and having a holo in tho
center corresponding to tho sizo of the
corns. They may now bo touched with
nitric neid, by means of a small glass
rod or wood "toothpick, duo caro being
taken not to allow the liipiid to eomo
in contact with the neighboring parts.
UujMiJtt Jhis process daily until tha of
fender bo stifTlcieiillylicifUHMid to admit
The Ames .Manufacturing company of
Cliicopee, has taken a long stride to
ward a return to the old apprentice
system. The company has been very
much troubled to get skilled help, and
also by having men leave after they
have learned enough to begin, to be use
ful. It has now adopted a plan some
thing like the former system, only the
term of service is not more than three
or four years instead of seven, and ap
plications come in by scores. Tho
men sign a contract to stay to the end
of the term, and the company will 'each
litem the dilferent branches of tho busi
ness, so that when they go out they
will be masters of the trade, instead of
knowing how to run but one machine,
or to do but one particular kind of
work. The company keeps 10 cents a
day from their pay until it amounts to
iJb'lO. which is given to them at tho end
of the apprenticeship.
Experience of a Visitor.
Del rmt Free I've-..
I write this from a country village
containing about 1.(100 inhabitancy. It
is a lovely little town, nestled on a side-
11111 to ureaK 011 tne raw winusoi winter
and 1 he hurricanes of summer. When
1 arrived litis morning it seemed lo me
as if 1 here could not lie a bad man or
scolding woman iu the village; but
four hours have passed and I am a wis
er man. 1 came here lo see old Mrs.
Hrown about a pension she wants from
the ( iovernment, and when we had fin
ished our business I said:
I see you have four churches here."
"Yes; but we never have any sermons
worth listening to."
"The men looked Intelligent and
'Humph! They are regular pokes!
There isn't a man iu Farmville who
knows enough to ask boot in a horse
"Hut the women look happy," I pro
tested. "Then thov look what thev ain't."
she answered. "I don't believe there
is a happy woman in the whole village.
it you knew ot tne awiui carryings on
here you wouldn't look for happy
"What awful things do the men
"You'd hotter ask what they don't do!
It's a wonder to mo that Farmville
hasn't shared the, fate of Sodom and
"Do they drink?"
"Do they? Didn't I 'seo even old
Deacon Harris weaving this way and
that as he climbed the hill last evening?
It's a slippery path, of course, butsober
men don't dimb a hill sideways."
"Do thev gamble;'"
"(iambi!'! What did Mrs. Potts tell
me that her brother's wife told Mrs.
Davis not a month ago? Four of the
leading men in the plaeo were caught
playing checkers for the soda-waterj
That's a nice example, isn't it?"
"Is Mrs. Polls nice?"
"Nice! Why, she's the worst gossip
in town! It's a wonder tho men don't
duck her in the niillpond!"
-And Mrs. Davis?"
"She's a hypocrite! She'll talks weet
to your face and abuse vott behind your
"Mrs. (ieorge is well spoken of?"
"Hy whom? I've known her fifteen
years, and I never heard a human be
ing speak well of her! Sho eats opium
and lies likes a trollop!"
"Isn't Mrs. McIIenry all right?"
"All right? Why, no one can live ill
the house next to her."
"The Postmaster seems like a good
man," I ventured to remark.
(iood man! Why, my husband al
ways believed he was the very man who
threw a aller dog down our well! I dou't
say that he steals letters, but I know
that when 1 sent two three-cent stamps
iu a letter to my daughter in lllinoyshe
never got it."
lint there must be one good man
There must, eh? Well. I wish
you'd pint him out to mo. I'd like to
polish up my spectacles and take a good
look at him."
"And Isn't there ono faultless wo
"Well, I don't want to seem vain and
conceited, because none of us are long
for this world, but I expect I'm the
faultless ono von nro inquiring af
ter!" I thipk I shall go out on tlio cvonlng
train. Mrs. Hrown says that every
house and lot is mortgaged, every business-man
is ready to "bust." and every
family has ut least ono teamlal about
them. On my way over to tho lost-of-fleo
ttu hour ago I aa"d a grocer If ho
knew old Mrs. Hrown.
Know her! Why, she's a gossip, a
liar, a hypocrite, anil a uoan-rjcat, ana
The ladies who some time since were un
able to 1;" out, having taken Lydia E.
Pinkhiilll's Veirrtiible f'limiuiiimV
recovered, ami have gone on their way rc- too lazy to change her atockings mom
joicuiL'. than twice a yearl'