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THE ; DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 15, 1881.
THK TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY Ii. HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER , 1880.
AMOt'NTor LRDOXH ABnlTS, JnD
Interest and reuu
Nut profit on investments
Claims by death and matured cndow-
menta .. tt&flfM 01
Divide nd, iurri'Bdcr values, tud an
nuities a.KW.HO (M
Discounted endowment tod matured
tuiitlue poili-li! ........ 1"8 tJ (C.i
ToUl paid policy holders t 4,71U,K7 V7
Dividend m capital T.omfln
AxeucUis and cwmmlsslout 2,4i! Oil
ioerai expenses fWtt.ewW
8 late, county and city taxes. . . . . S8.MS 7"
Netcaab. asauU, Due. 31. 1HW.. f as.WW.Ms fti
Bonds and mortgage.. f ,TO,47 &I
United hiatus etocte AWM W
8 lata stocks, city slocks, and stocks
authorised by th laws of the atnUt
ofNewVork H.WC4K 47
Loan secured by bonds and at ks 7,'.l Sv.' n
Keal estate la New fork and Boston
and purrba.ed under foreclosure.. 8. J
Cash on baud In bank, and th'-r de
positories on interval and la transit
Line received) 3.1!.l7 !H
JDus from agent uu account of pre
mium ......... i'J, iti
Market value of aUKka and bonda
over coat . .
Interest and rcnu due and ararued
premium, due and In process of
collection (less premiums paid la
advance, Vi,m -
Total a-eeU, Dec SI. 1)
Total liabilities including leu-el re
serve for reineuraac of all exist
361 SUS m
I'H :VW (
Total undivided aurplua
Of which Motif, fa. computed) to
tisliclH.ia irenrral class.... t.!rtr,,n,l ai
Of hlch belongs (a. computed) to
policies In tontine clan 4 ),'J i Oi
ELsks Assumed in IH80,$15,170.05 00
Risks Outstanding $171,597,70:1 00
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FL0US. GRAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring Mill s
Highest Cash Prire Paid for Wheat.
gT. LOUIS, I. M. ct SO. RV.
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
TRAINS LIAVI (.AlltO,
Arkansas and Texas Express ..11 4 a.m. Dally
Exprcaa 2:.Va tn Dally
Accommodation 3. 3d p.m. Daily
Ticket office: No. 55 Ohio Levee.
H. H. MILBURN. Agent.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
The Onlv Lane llunning
O DAILY TRAINS
Makino Direct Connkotion
TlutM Liati Cairo:
3:15 in. Mail.
ArrtvlnK in St. Louia 8:46 a.m. : Chicago, 8:30 p.m. ;
Connecting at Odin and Effingham for Cincin
nati, Luulavllle, Indlanapolit and points Eaat.
11:10 a.m. St. Louia and "Western
Arriving In 8t. Loula 7:0.1 p. m and conncctinu
for all point Woat.
4:20 p.m. WiMt KxpreBu.
J or St. Louia and Chicago, arriving at St. Louia
W:40 p.m., and Chicago 7:'J0 a m
4:!30 p.m. Cincinnati Kxprmn,
Arriving at Cincinnati 7:00 a.m.j Lomatrllle 1:tn
a.m.; Indianapolis 4:00 a.m. Passengers bv
V?'".? reach the above points la to 31
iiuL Ka in advance of any other rottlo.
Kfifvfi??. m- i"M n PULLMAN
.CAB CMt0 Cincinnati, without
Chicago tbronn alaopera to Bt, Lonli and
Fast TTmo Eat. J
Passencrers itoihwagh to East.
x ao.TClicio rn poinli Wthont any delay
caused by Bundav Intervening. ThaHatnrdav after-
WS&?rg' Th'rtr,U hUr,ln
WFor throngh tickets and further Information.
pplT at Illinois Central Railroad Depot, ('.Iro
AO. JOHNSON. J-IT JONES
. Oen. Hon thorn Agent Ticket Atont.
A. H . UANBON, Gen. Pmi, Agent. Chic.fp" )
Kroin thn undivided surplus, reversionarr divi
dends will lie declared, available ou aetllement ef
ncxt atinual pr.mluiu, to ordinary part.clpatlng
The valuation of the policies outatanding liaa
been made on the American experience uhle, the
ieKi naiin.iru oi inornate oi.New york
i W. I'M I M.I 1S, 1 . , .
J.ti. VAN t'ISE. Actiiarle
We. the iiTidurli;tied, havit. In person, carefully
examined the ai-counls, and counted and examined
in detail the as'ts uf the aocluty, aud certify that
the foregoing attmont i hereof Is correct.
UKSSINOTON K. KANDOLPH,
JAMKS M. 1IALHTK1),
T1IKMAS A f'l'MMINM,
II KN KV S. TKKIIKI.L,
Hpeclal Ciimn-ilttee of the Board of Directors,
appointed Oct. ',7, lHKii, in exnmlne the assets
aud accounts at the close of the yenr.
iIOAttU Of DlllKCTU8.
(viirge l. Sloru'Sn,
ll'iirv A. Iliirlluit.
Il nr K. Npauldlna,
William II. KoW,
Wlliiam A. Wheeluck,
William ((; Ltmbert,
Henry ( Maro,'iid
James W. Alexander,
Henry S. Terhell
Tboinii. N. You'it;,
Thomas A C iiminlns,
Daniel Ii. Lord,
.lames M HalHii'd.
Kdward W. Lambert,
II. K Raiiitoltih.
John Mo Hi,
Henrv V Hntler.
teorge II. Stewnt,
John 1) Jones,
Hubert Lenox Kennedy,
hauney M. Depew,
11 njauiin Williamson,
Henry M. Alexander,
K. Houdiuot Colt.
Thomas A Middle,
ieorge W. ( arleton,
uore (f. Kellogg,
.lose K Navarro,
John .1. Mrl'ook,
Slepheu II. Plillllps,
Samuel W Torrey,
Charles (. Laiiiloa,
Theodore W eston,
Alemnder P. lrvin,
T. De Witt l uyur,
Lou s Fitr.nerald,
William M. Kllss.
Samuel (i. Goodrich .
JAMF.S W. ALEXANDER. Vice IWl.
SAMUEL I!ORIOWE, 'M Vice IWt.
E. W. LamlMTt, M. I)., Klw'l Curtis, M. I).
E. W. Scott, Superintendent of AyencicB,
Nurth Wfsturu DepHrfment.
is Dearborn Street, fhirseo.
W. N. CRA1NE, General Matia-'tr.
A. lil'R.N'KTT. Acent,
Mayor N. It. Thistlewood.
Tresur!r Edard Detoula.
Clerk Iennls. J. Koley.
Counselor--Wm. B. (illtxTt.
Marshal -J. H. Uoli'nson.
board or auiikmis.
first Ward-M J Howley. Peter 8anp.
Second Ward-David T. Linegar, .le.se Hlukle.
Third Ward - Egbert Smith. H. K, Blake,
r'ourth Ward-Charles O. Palier, Adolph Swo
Kinn Ward-T W. llalhdav. Ernest B. PettW.
Circuit Jnd'e- D. J. Baker,
flreult Clerk-A. II lrvin.
County Judpe K. S. Yocum.
County Clerk H. J. Humm.
duutj- Attornw I. M. Damron.
County Treasurer- Miles W. Parker.
( oroner-h. rttz;:era.a.
County Commls.ioners-T. W. flalllday, i A.
i. Ulhhs, Samuel Bhltj.
fh.y.KAL DEI.IVEKY open , :um a. m. ; closes
v.- n: ki pm.; luiKtay: s to a. m.
.Money order Department open at 8 a. m.; doses
si ! m.
Through Express Vails via Illluois Central 3:40
Mississippi Central Kallroada close at 9 p. m.
Cairo and Pcpiar HlnB" Tlirongh and War Mall
closi s at 1 p. m.
Wnv Mail via Illinois Central. Cairo and Vln
tciiiies and Mtss.ssipp Ceutral Railroads close at
i Alt p. m
Way .Vail for Narrow
8:W t. m.
Oauge Railroad doses at
Cairo and Evansville River Route closes at 2:80
p. m. daliy (except Friday).
QEORGE II. LEACH, M. D.,
riijsician and Surtfoon.
special attention paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment of surgical diseases, and diseases of women
Office: No. in Righth street, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, Ills.
E. W. WHITLOCK,
Ornci No. Commercial
Eighth and Ninth Streets
)R. W. C. JOCELYN,
OFFICE -Eighth Street, near Commercial Avenne.
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON.WELL
PACKED TOR 8UIPFIKG.
Oar Loads a Specialty.
Cor.TweU'th Street and Leyee,
i . i , , CAIIIO. ILLINOIS. , i
NOTICEABLE POINTS IN THE 21st
ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE EQUIT
ABLE LIFE ASSUKANCE SOCIETY;
NEW YORK. JAN. 1st, 1881.
Asset, $41,108,602; an increase of
more than Three JMlion Dollars in
Surplus, $9,228,294; an increase of
One and Tlree-quarter Millions of Dol
lars in 1880.
New I'.usiness, $35,170,805: an in
crease of Eiglt and a half Mion Dol
lars in 1880. J)
Amount paid to IV icy-holders and
their representatives during 1880,
A liberal surrender value in paid-up
insurance is provided for in all ordina
ry policies, in case of forfeiture.
Tontine Savings Fund Policies may
be 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 jK)liry-holder than any other form
Actual examples can be furnished at
the Society's office, of persons being: in
sured for ten years, and then noon
tcrmin iting- their Tontine Policies, re
ceiving-cash in some instances equal to
the whole' of the premiums paid; in
others, nearly all.
No technicalities nor arduous
tions in policy coutracU.
Policies incontestable after havin
been in forte for thi ee years. All such
incontestable policies will be 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, tog-ether with a
valid and satisfactory discharge from
the parties in interest, and without re
quiring any delay, even for sixty or
ninety days, as hus been the custom
heretofore, ami is still usual w ith other
NEW SEUIES-NO. 221
(JAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE hVl STATES.
On and after Monilav. Jn?lh. and nntll Inrlhcr
notice the ferryboat will make trips at follows:
liavis tiAvaa liatis
roatyonrth it. Missouri Land'g. Kentucky Ld'n.
8:00 a. m.
IS :00 a. m,
8:00 p. ra.
8:80 a. m.
A a, m.
8 p. ra.
S p. m
THE CZAR OF RUSSIA ASSASSIN
ATED. TboSf. Petersburg Official Messenger
make the following announcement : "God's
will lms been done. At !I:25 o'clock this
(Sunday) ai'ternoon, the Almighty called
the emperor to Himself. A few minutes
before his death the emperor received the
TIIK DETAILS OK TIIK CIIIMK.
London, March 13. A Ht. Petersburg
correspondent says the imperial carriage
was attacked on the Ekatrinofbky canal.
opjKisite tho imperial stables. While the
emperor was returning with tho Grand
Duke Michael from Michael Palace in a
close carriage escorted by eight Cossacks,
THE KIIIST IIOMII
fell near the carriage, destroying tho back
part. The tzar and his brother alighted
uninjurml. The assassin, on being seized by
colonel of police, drew a revolver, but
wr. prevented from firing it. A second
bomb was then thrown by another person
and fell close to the czar's feet, its ex
plosion shattering both legs.
TUB CZAll KKI.I, CItYI.MI KOK llfcl.I'.
Col. Dnrjibky, though himself much in
jured, raised the emperor, who was con
veyed to the Winter Palace in Col. Oorjib
ky's sleigh. Large crowds assembled be
fore the palace, but were kept back by a
troop of Cossacks. The imperial family
were all assembled at the death-bed. The
council of state immediately convened.
All places of public resort are closed.
TIIE ASSASSINS ARHKSTKD.
The two assassins of the cztr were im
mediately arrested. The gus lamps in
Michael garden, beside the canal, were
broken in pieces by the concussion. A
cordon of guards was drawn around the
sceiice of the murder. The streets are
densely thronged with excited crowds. The
utmost sympathy lor the imperial family is
everywhere expressed. The bells ot the
principal churches are tolling.
A DIG FROM SALLY DIG.
"Some arc bora great, some achieve
greatness and some have greatness thrust
upon them." Since Mrs. Dumps was not
lwrn great, and has not grace enough to
wait patiently till "greatness is thrust up
on" her, she has determined to "achieve"
greatnes by writing for Thk Bulletin. I
wish you would keep that woman out of
The Bulletin-; she is calculated to make
mischief, she is not only ambitious
but jealous, she bad never thotiL'lit
about getting her name "in print,
until she saw this item : "The amiable Mrs
Dig and her lovely daughter have returned
from Sr. Louis, Mo.," and now she will
never forgive me for being the first to get
in print. And so my lady has her eye on
the position of mayoress first lady of the
city! How "we apples do swim." Not but
what the old lady is good enough, but then
she has no style! I am a dressmaker and
ought to know ;her dresses are always made
of the best material, but without a particl
of style in their make. And look at the
bonnets that woman wears. The idea of
the "excellent lady of Mayor Dumps" be
ing sett) upon the streets in such bonnets
as shf-4)iiys! Why it would be a disgrace to
the city. '
1 I. 1il.a .
l non t wonner mat .Mr. Dumps is
"bewildered." If he should be elected as
a temperance mayor that woman's anilu
tion might ruin him, and entice him to
driuk, as many a noble man has been ruin
ed by the temptations of the office; on the
other hand, Dan Dumps knows very well
that if the whiskey ring should elect him,
he will only be a speaking trumpet for his
wife, that Mrs. Dumps will be the real
mayor of Cairo.
What a tender scene that must have been
where she "laid her head on Dan's broad
bosom." My dear Editor, you are young
and innocent, but always bear in mind that
when married people speak of their i
tectum in puinic, tney nve a cat ami nog
lite in private.
Old Mrs. Dumps is a shrew. I mako
tlio assertion, and am able to maintain it;
for proof, why when Dan used to mako
love to mo he was a fine looking, portly
young man, now see him: Loan, lank and
care-worn. When I was a little school
girl, I smoothed tho red curls of my class-
mate a little too roughly, and for punish
ment the teacher seated mo beside bashful
Dan; that was the commencement of a
lasting friendship and in after years, while
tho present Mrs. Dumps was
fishing for the son of a
congressman, Dan proposed to me, and I
should have been Mrs. D. Dumps to-day,
but for a little tenderness I had for John
Dig. Poor dear old Dan, I pity him. I
hopo she'll never bo mayoress of Cairo. It
you should print this, how she will go on ;
but I shall never tako anything back, or
say another word on tho subject. Her
tongue Is sharper than a "two edged
sword," but I am not afraid of her, only so
sorry for poor Dan Dumps. Sally Din.
Eugene Cross, Swan Street, Buffalo,
writes; I have used Spring Blossom for
Dyspepsia and Indigestion, and have fouud
it to act admirably as a gcntlo Aperient
and Blood Punflcrt I consider it unc-
qiialed, "you ar) at liberty to use my nanio
as a roierene.o." rrices: fl., 00 cents,
and trial bottles 10 cents-
REPORT OF SECRETARY OF WO
MAN'S CLUB AND LIBRARY ASSO
CIATION FOR YEAR ENDING
MARCH 2nd, 18!! I.
.Mrs. President and Ladled:
Since it is my uuty as your Secretary
and recorder of events to mako a truthful
and Inmost report of the status of the Wo
man's Club and Library Association, it
gives me great pleasure to bo able to say
that its att'airs, intellectually, socially and
financially, have not since its formation and
introduction to thu public been ia a morn
sound and satisfactory condition than at
this present time. Entering upon its sev
enth year of existence, with all its inter sts
uiost harmoniously adjusted we have every
reason to congratulate ourselves upon our
work in the past, and to look hopefully to
ward that of the future. The year just
closed has been one of encouragement and
prosperity and there has been a quiet
healthful growth whii li, while it has been
unobtrusive has been none the less genuine.
During the year the meetings have been
held regularly, the g-cntcr number having
a Urge attendance of members
and visitors, who have enjoyed the
excellent literary entertainments provided
by the committees in charge. These en
tertainments have been of a varied and in
structive nature, embracing interesting
biographies of the poets, Burns, Moore"
Bryant and Khakspcare, with, valuable
selections from their writings, Two orig
inal poems have been given one upon
Thomas Moore; the other, entitled Our of
thu Depths. Three papers, one upon The
Eighth Congress for Women m Boston;
another upon Household Decoration in its
relation to Home Culture, and the third
upon Journeying Through Sicily, Malta
Mid Tunis, appropriately illustrated by
photographs, costumes, marbles, etc., have
helped to fill the time and thoughts of
those in attendance with valuable sug
gestions and noble aspirations, that have
doubtless lightened the round of diulv labor
and narrow details of every day life, and
excluded, perhaps, some pettier aims and
temptations to indulge in selfish ambi
tions. A club for mutual improvement, honestly
managed and conscientiously attended with
narrow trivial influencescarefully excluded,
and personal feelings set aside, each mem
ber working for the greatest beneft of a
common interest, must be a power for good
in the lives oi its members, and exert
a rerlex influence upon society. The moot
practical literary work of the club has been
done since last May in tl.e weekly meet
ings of the study class, where the facett
ing study of English literature has been
pursued by a few ot the members who in
spite of home cares and other duties, have
found time enough to give two or three
hours i week to their own self improve
ment. 1 regret that a larger number of our la
dies caunot arrange to aail themselves of
the opportunity to cultivate their own lit
erary tastes ami qualify themselves to bet
ter direct and encourage a proper course of
reading in their families. The membership
of the association has increased in a grati
fying degree, ten members bavin"' been
added since our last anniversary meeting
among them one of our recent high school
graaiiares, witosc gooil example I would
torcibly cite to the larjrc number of other
young ladies whose ample leisure could be
pleasantly employed in widening their own
culture, ami ailvancm' the interests ot nn
institution which must be considered
public benelactor, the one around which
all creeds and classes should rally will
their generous support; one which is a con-
servatorof public morals, and a business
enterprise that will always pay compound
interest on the original investment. Two
dollars a year, four cents a week cannot be
better invested than for good wholesome
reading. There should be to-day five hun
dred library tickets scattered tbroii'di the
city, one or more in every intelligent fam
ily. It "a good book is a trusty friend."
fortunate is he who has hundreds of true
friends to whom he can turn in hours of
loneliness, vexation or vicissitude. The
past year has decreased our number for tho
first time by death, and it is with unfeimi
...1 ... AI...A I , . n
vu hoi iuw nun we iiuvi; dropped lroin our
roll of membership the inmie of Mrs. W
WT T, 11-.. 1 .
iiiuiiHoii ,D rcnicmocr ner warm
interest in our work from its beginning, her
many goon qualities as mother, wife and
friend, and her cordial sympathy with all
things noble, philanthropic and helpful.
Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy has
been extended to her licreaved family, nnd
wo gratefully recognize the Divine power
mat nas Kept unoroken hy death until
.1.. i:..i . i . . ...
mm, uiu nine uanu mat six
years ago began the work that
has been prospered beyond our expecta
tions. We hardly dreamed among the dis
couragements of the first few months, that
in six years we should possess such a val
uable and well selected library, and such
oeautitui library room, winch is
not only a delight ami comfort to ourselves
but a surprise to strangers who visit our
city and find their way within its cheery
walls. It books, paintings, statuary and
curiosities from foreign lands are evideuces
of a seeking after culture und a hichcr
plane of living, then to the eyes of stran
gers there must no a piomise of better
things in Cairo than tho reputation of our
much abused city would warrant. It
might seem a creditable thing that from a
library of less than two thousand volumes,
131)8 were drawn and read during the past
year.and that while, of course the greaternum-
ber of these were fiction,(alwav8 remember
ing that the fiction is of the best sort as
far as may be), yet muny were histories.
biographies and travels, while translations
from Homer, Plato and other classical wri
ters have not been neglected.
If any one supposes the library
to be retrograding or weakening
lot him pondor this statement and take
heart, and prevent such a catastronhn Iv
giving liberally to its support. Kind and
generous remembrance liko tho painting
lately presented by our good friend Prof.
Banders and tho valuable installment of
books from Europe received from Mrs. Saf
ford with other timely donations in the past
from different friends, go far towards
cheering us in our work and Increasing its
value. The continued liberality of ('apt.
W. P. Halhday m giving us the use of our
library room, place us under obligations
too great for expression, while favors from
other friends are too numerous to specify
About one hundred new volumes have Isteri
added to the library since our last annual
meeting by purchase and presentation not
a very large number, but the books are all
standard, und are all paid for, and the dis
creet and careful action of our book com
mittee has not loaded us with debt or left
us with an empty exchequer. The year
just closed has been one of the utmost
harmony and good feeling among tho
memliersof the Hoard and Association,
and all will unite with mo
in testifying our appreciation of the
untirei ng efforts of our president, and the ac
ceptable labors of our indefatigablo bibra
rians to mako otir work at once pleasant
and successful. From the accounts of our
faithful treasurer, who, for three years, has
served tho association so unweariedly and
acceptably, I find the receipts of thn past
year to have been :i:i2.0:. The expendi
tures have been 2H7.:i8, leaving a balance
of ffi.515 in the treury, which, with a
pun or ine annual dues received since the
report of the treasurer, makes a comforta
ble sum of now on hand,
w"!' a clear conscience and
no debts and an unwavering
determination never to make any. With
such a record cannot we go forward, trust
ing in our own strong interest to sustain,
and expecting the association and holn of a
generous public to assist an enterprise from
which it will derive more and more bene
fit as the years go on, and its opportunities
increase. Mr. II. II. Can dee,
Sec'y W. C. and L. A.
KILLS DANDRUKK, ALLAYS IRRITATION, AND
PROMOTES TIIE OUOWTII OF THE HAIR
Gentleman For over two years I have
suffered terribly with "scald head" in its
worst form. A few weeks ago I tried a
bottle of your Cocoaine. The first applica
tion gave me relief, and now the disease is
effectually cured. Yours respectfully,
X. C. Stevens, Deputy Sheriff".
Burnett's Flavoriug Extracts are perfect
To all who are suffering from the errors
and indiscretions of youthnervous weakness,
early decay, loss of manhood, etc., I will
send a recipe that will cure you. free ot
charge. This great remedy was discovered
by a Missionary in South America. Send
a self-addressed envelope to the Rev. Joseph
T. Inman, Station D, New York City.
Mothers! Mothers!! Mothers!!!
Are you disturbed at night and broken
of your rest by a sick child suffering and
crying with the excruciating pain of cutting
teeth? If so, go at onco and get a bottle of
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. It will
relieve the poor little sufferer immediately
depend upon it; there is no mistake
about it. There is not a mother on earth
who has ever used it, who will not tell .you
at once that it will reirulate the hnuolu
and give rest to the mother, and relief and
health to the child, operating like magic.
It is perfectly sate to use in all cases, and
pleasant to the taste, and is the prescrip
tion of one of the oldest and best female
physicians and nurses in tho United States.
Sold everywhere. 2." cents a bottle.
Boils, pimples, and all blood diseases
are cured by "Dr. Lindseys Blood Seach
er." Sold by all druggists.
Mtcti.;i, Di'RitiNUKitoKR, 40ff Broadway,
Lessee of the E. Side Base Ball grounds,
says he has used the Eclectric. Oil for
sprains aud coutusions sustaiued by ball
playing, and considers it invaluable. Iu
one instance where his thumb was severely
sprained a steady application of it cured
him in less than J days. Paul G. Selmh
Tho London World gives this glimpse
of '-footwoinen" as successors ot foot
men in that city: -Dining the other
night in Eaton place, the door was
opened by one of the footwomen in a
most charming and becoming livery.
Black and white, mob-cap for head
dress, stand-up collar with white- cravat
and small pin in it, rich brown cloth
coat, with livery buttons, cut somewhat
liko a man's hunting coat, and a but!
waistcoat with a high church collar
such was tho uniform. I was so struck
with the upper portion of the dress that
I never thought of looking at tho ex
tremities; but I fancy my eye once got
n glimpse-, going tin stairs of a pair of
red stockings am! shoos with silver
buckles. During dinner four winsome
lassies, all similarly attired, waited on
me hand ami foot, and certainly never
was a dinner more deftly sorved."
To Prevent Smut in Wheat.
One of our Colorado exchanges ro
ports some interesting experiments
made in testing the efficacy of the ap
plication of chemicals to prevent smut.
Prof. Blount last spring wet half of his
seed in sulphato of copper, the other
half being sown dry. The Prussian,
White, Chili aud Canada Club smutted
both wet aud dry; eleven smutted dry
but not wet, wliilo twenty varieties that
were wet did not smut at all, showing
conclusively that blue vitriol is a pretty
suro preventive ot smut. Prof. Blount's
experiments also show tho advantage
of boarded wheat over smooth wheat, in
resisting the Natural enemies of tjia
grain better. 1
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