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DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH .23, Ml.
NEW SERIES NO. 228
TIIK TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OK THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY I J. HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING
Amoi.'NTop LtDoia AaaiTa, Jan. 1.
lutereet and renti
Net pro 111 on invcaltuei.ta ,
Claim hy death and matured endow
m..uta S.W-7.V.I H4
Dividend, aurrcndr.r value, arid an-
nuilie. a.liKi.4111 04
Diacounied endowment and matured
tontine pollciea........ IT f'l '
Total paid policy holder $ 4,V..ltt7 "
Dividend on cipllal 7.rti
Amende and cemmlaaiou H-f 1 , 4-.T I"
Oeaural expenaee V.aU.M
btt, county andcilr lama . M,Kt 70
Netcaau aaactt. Doc ill. 1 !.. i
Itimd. and murlKagea 9
I'mlttd St.te. IllXI ..
btate .lock, city uc.k. and .lock,
authorized by the lawa of the elate
of New 'orlt
I.i.ana aeeureu by bond, and .lock
Heal e.tate In New York and lUi.ton
aud purchased ouder fore.olo.urt:..
Cain on band in hank, and other de
poaitorie on mtcre.tand in trati.il
' .line received)
Duj from aieuta on account of pre
',,!. rY! SH
9 :t. toll. Ml
Market value of el'jck and bouda
Interest and rent due and accrued .
J'remlnmt dui aud In procee of
collection lle.a premluma paid in
J. Ml .or. I.
p.! r.'i if
Toial a-et. Dor. 31 . IW -.. t f-
Total llal.llltiea including lc;l re
aerve for reinaurance of all exi.t
IllK pollcW. Zj.V II
Total undivided urp:na - I ,'i,i '.'1
Of which belong (a computed) to
p'tlele.ln ircnrral ela..... 4.MS.06I "I
Or which bt'loni:. ( a. com puled) to
pollciea In tontine elaa - :S,'Sfi 0
Bmk-i Afwnnicd in 18!U),M5,i70,805 0
RUiTm Oiitxtaiiiliii? - $177,5'J7,70:i oo
liEl'OKT OK THE CONDITION
CITY NATION A li HAN K
at Calri. iu Hie htate ol HIIumik. at llicclocc of
March 11 tli. liiltl.
Loan and dlarouma 1147.17". W
L'.S. bond. lon- ure i In ula
Hon I' H bond, on hand
Other atock. boiiilt and mort
'ti (in i
Due from approved re.erve
a.-eiua I'. 'A
Due from oth'-r national bank. HA-f J:t
Due from Mate bank, and
bunker. 3UJ77 w'-UVM
Iteal e.tate, fiirulturt' and III
turf. Current expentea and tax-ja
"hit k. and other ea.li Item, i " W 7
Hill, of other Ituiika Il.oTB t
fractional paper cum-ncj-,
nic kel, and pentile. Wl
Silver b Sft 7T.
Ieal Tender note. -.? M
Itedemptiou fund with l". S.
I rea.un-r, is perceni. in ir-
Due from L' N. Treasurer,
other than Ti per ceut re
$'i!T,4 rt Vi
Tot a t
Capital al'M-k paid in i l.
Surplti. Fund I'""""' t1
I'ndivlded Proflta i
Nallotial hank note, otitatand-
L. ir.iiio ii
Individual depo.lt. mhjccl to
Demand certlflcate.nfdepo.il. Ul.t:l 41
l)ue to other national hauk. 1,417 Op
Due to Stale liauka aud
bauk-ra IS.'-M' l-&i.lrt M
ToTAt t itt7.4:lt
Slate of Illlnola county of Alexander. a.
I.TLoa. W. Ilallldav. t'a.hler of the above named
bank, do .nleninly awear that the above atateinenl
It true to the beat of my knowledge and belief.
Tim.. W. Hai.i.iiiay. Ca.hier,
Hiibwribed and morn to belore me thla Ptthday
of March, Ml. Ilowi.rv,
It II (Ynninuiian, )
O. D. Wii.i.iAd.ttv ,DireclorH.
HOOTS AND bUUKS
AtlieiH'inn Biiiltliiifi: ConiniiTt'ial Av.
I'aea only the very Boat Imported Stock and cm
ployi tho moat competent workmen.
Crrv ( i.KitK OrricK, I
f'Aiun. III. . March llilli. lKMl (
Public notice la herehv ilven that on Tue.duv.
tho lltth day of April. A D lWl.a general elec
tion will he held In tho city oft'a'ro. Alexander
coiH'ty. atato nr I llnola, for the uloctlon f the
fo lowltm named olllcura. via; A Mayor. City Clurk,
l lty ireaaiirer, City Attorney, Police Mal.lrutii.
and oho Alderninn from oach of tho fly ward of
ineciiy. ror ino niupo.n of .aid election pnlla
will ho open; d at tha followlim named plBroa.yli!:
InthoFirat Ward. at tho Athenetim hulltllnit. on
Cnmmorclal avi'iine betwe,,,, HXlh , Heventli
atroetai In tho Becond W ard at the enRina lioitao
of thy llouith and lleaily dm company; In tho
Third Ward, at tho ennlnn houanof tlio Hlborn an
lira company i In tho Hourlh Ward, at thu court
houao! in thu Klfth Ward, at Die ii.ri,,,.., i,n,i.
ilia of J ante. Carroll, on tho northwe.t corner if
I weun-eiiinm atnmi ann woininnrclnl aveniio.
Paid elecllon will hooponnd at el it lit o'clock In tho
rnoriiiiiuanuciiniiniiooi'enuuiu auven a clock lu
the aiierniMin or aatne nay.
By orUor of tho City Council.
D.J. FOLEY, City Clork
DECKMBKR Ml, lf0.
Krom th" undivided .iirplu. reveralonary divi
dend will l declared, available nn nelUemotit of
uettaunual pr mlum. to ordinary part .clpatlng
The, valuation of the policic outatandinir. liaa
been niuilc on tlio Anii'riran experience! table, the
Irjjal .laiiiUrci iif lli'' atale nl.siew Torn
O W. PHILLIPS, lArtuarle.
,1 .. VAN l lsK. jAftiuanu.
We. tin; llliili riiiii'd, have, in pvraon. carefully
rxnmiued the u muni., and counted and examined
in deinll tlie Hrl of tlie aoclety, and certify that
the fori'ijiiliiu .Uit.'inciit thereof la correct.
HKNMMil'DN K ItANDOl.l'll,
.1 AMKS M. IIAI.STKI),
THOMAS A CI. MM INS,
Hpecin) Com ml I tee of thu Hoitrd of Dlreclora.
appointed Oct. '-T. IHW, to exuniinu the a.te'.a
and account, at the clu.e of the year.
IMA II I) 0KilKKCTO04
Hr;.rvH Jlyl", .lolm Stcwar1.
'Irorite l. M ii.'an,
tieurite T Adee.
Henry A Illlrliiut.
Ilnir V. iaiiliiin,
WiiIIhiii H. Ko-l',
Mlliani A. U !-!. !,
John li J o.ii .
Kobert l.enox Kenoi dy,
t hauncy M, Depew,
II n lain in Williain.oii,
Henry M. Alexander,
Will lain V aiker,
ll' liry Day,
K Itiiudiiiot Cult,
Thoma. A. liiddle,
tteorye W. arlelon,
.low K Navarro,
John J. Met o..k,
Stephen II. Phiilip.,
Samuel W . Toro-y,
Mll.U' I llolnu
1 henfliire Wnion,
Alexander I'. Irvui,
T De Witt 'uyier,
I.i.n . Kit.'era'd,
Willinm M. Illl...
Samnel (i. ttoodnch .
1 Hrker ilanilv
Wlllinni it. I.tinhert,
Icnry li .M h r i . il
.lanie. Vt'. A'cXHiidrr.
Thoinn. S. Vou'iir,
'I'hoinn. A ii ni m i li",
Daniel l. Lord,
.lime. M lUUli d.
K.d aril W . I.aiii'ii rt.
It. Y Kiiml"!iih.
A !an. on Tra.A.
Jiilin lo ne,
Il-nrv V. Hntl- r,
tii.nr;- II. Meuaii,
JAMES W. ALEXANDER. Vim IWt.
SAMUEL I50UROWE, 2il Vice IWt.
E. W. LutiiDcri, M. I)., E.JwM Curtis, M. D.
E. W. Scutt, Su)ifrinti:n'k'nt t( Ajf.'ucicn.
N irth W'-ntiTii DeptirttniTit.
ia- liearhoru Htreei, i hicak'.j.
V, N. C'RAINE, Geiarnl Matu-'tr.
K. A. HUliXETT. Acrciit,
City Ofliff rs.
Viaynr N B. Th'atlrwiMid.
Trvan r K Jwurd Dezonia.
t'l. rk Detini.. J, Foley.
Coiin.elor- -S m. II. Gilbert.
.Marshal J. H, l'.o)iii.ou.
Attorney William Hen lrlrka.
muKli op Al.nlulft.
Kiel Wrd-M..l Howler. Peter Hanp.
.vcoliil W ard-David T. Llnerar. Je.ae Hinfcle.
Th'rd Ward -Efberl Smith. I) K, Blake
Fourth W ard-Charlc. O. Patier, Adolph Swo
luxla. KiMh Ward-T. W. ilallldav. Erne.t B. Pettlt
fill U( H.
i H n:ip-it and Cedar .treeta: .irviie. Sabbath II
. ni. and 7:' p tn. ; Sunday School 1 :3 p. m.
Ct AIK DAITHT - Ti tn.ii ra ce h tll on Te'itb
Jnr-: prcicijirii: (lr-t a id third Sut.daya in
rac tuoiitn. II a m. a d 7: to in ; prayer meet
itilf Thur-day. 7:ip. in :Miudat ciionl. M::i nil
K. v. A J. II ESS, Pa.tor
plll Hl H OK THR KKDKEMKK -(Epifcupal)
J Kourleenth .treet; Sunday Moruln prayer.
KJ iiii a. m : ev.-'iin tirayra. I.'.'i) p. m.: Sutnlay
chool n ::) a. m. Kiiuay evening prayer 7 p. m.
IIUST MISSION AKV BAIT I ST CIICKC1I.
I l'rea bliii at :: a. m.. X p. m.. and 7:30 p. m.
Sabbath .chool at 7:H p. m. Uev. T. J. Shorea,
fri'HEHAN-Thlrteeiith itreet; tervlLe. Sab
J bath 1 ::m a. m ; Sunday .( hol2p.in. Hcv.
METHODIST ( or EiirhlP and Walnut alreeta;
Preatbitu! Sulitath Pi:.iO a. m. and 7 p.m.;
prayer meeting. Weilin-.iluv 7::i p. m.; Sunday
School. a. m. Ki t Whiiiak'-r. tiaetor.
IKEMIVTKI(IAN - Kii;hih .treet; preaching on
Saliliath at li:i a in. and 7:31. n. m.: nravur
meetlni; WediH.ilav at 7.:") p. in.; Sunday School
at :t p. m. Kev. B. V. Oeorje, pa.tor.
CECOMl KKKK W ILL BAPTIST Kifteerth
treet. between Walnut and Cedar atrueta: aer-
vice. Sabbath ut :l aud 7:30 p. m.
'T. .lOSEPH'S-tllotuau Catholic) Comer Cro.a
and Walnut .treeta; aervlce. Sa'ibuth 10:S0a.
n.; Sn ndar School at i p. in. ; Ve.uera 3 p. m : anr
rice, every day at h p. in.
iOT. PATKH'K S- fltnman Catholic) Corner Ninth
0 .treet and Wa.iiitifton avenue; aervice Sab
nuih 8 and M a. to.; Ve.per. H p. m. ; Sniiriay School
1 i. m. eervire. every day a; 1 p. tn. Hev. MuaUTKOIl
W'OMAN'- CIIKISTIAN 7EMPEKANCK VN
II loN. hod. It. ii-'iilar weekly tneetinca In
Ihe hall ol the Cairo TcinnerHnri Hefortn Clnb, ey
ery Ihurailay alti nioon, at S:SH o'clock, livery-
body In Invited to atteud.
QEORGE II. LEACH, M. D.,
riijsii'iau and urirt'tin.
Special attention paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment ol auiKlcal dlaciiHca, and (iiata.ee of women
Olllce; No. l'i Eighth atreel, near Commercial
avunue, Cairo, Ilia.
QR. K. W, WHITLOCK,
Orrmi No. l:tf Commercial Avenue, between
BiBlilh and Ninth Street
J)R. W. (,'. JOCELYN,
D K NT1ST.
OFKlCE-Klglitk Htruet, near Commercial Avenoa,
() W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindlinsr
countAuily on dkuq
At Seventy-five cents per load.
Atone dollar per load.
Tha "trtmmlnn,"are courae aliavingi and make
tho beat aiimuinr wood for cooking purpo.oaa well
a tha chcapc.t over anld In Cairo. For black
mlth'a uaelnaettlngtlrea, thoy are unequalled.
Leave your ordurt at tU Tenth .trout wood yard .
NEW ADVK KTIHK M K NTH
Hi lling Hiiinoi H. Scaly li union, Rloml
Jlnmors, sjipcililj', p'niiaiicntly and
('('onoiiiically fiiml wlicn iilijislciaus
ami all other incthoilH tail.
CITUTH, KFSOI.VKNT, the new Blood Puri
fier, Internally. Ci'Tn riiA. a M'-ili' lnal Jelly, aarl.t
ed by the t;inii cka Mkiiii inai. ami Toilkt Soar,
externally, have performed the ino.t n.iriiculoii.
cure, ot It hintf. Sc.iy and Srrolulou. Humor
ever recorded in mcdhal uima!.
F. II. Drake. K.i . au'eul for llar-ier and Broth
er.. Detroit, il ii h . ijlvee nn H.loni.hiui ai-c.nul
of hia caau iEi .-iuu Hodei.ti. which nii'l In en
treated by a eoiiHiillntion of I -hy.lr.iana without
benefit, and who h .p' eillly yielded lo the. Clilii ura
Will McDonald, i'fli Dearborn Street, ( hlcajjo,
irreatfully ai knimuilL" . a cure of Salt Klu iiin on
head, net k. Fare, nrui. and Vi'. for eeventeen
yeara; not able to walk evrpl n, uaud. a".d knee,
lor oliu yar: Mil able loto-lp hlmaelf for elu'h'
yeaia ; tru I liUi.i'iei.r. , n.-.i fliic ; de tiir iiro'
noil need hi . hopeleH.; permanently cureil by
Cutirura Iti-nie 'ii-a,
(ieo. W. Brown. It Mur. hall .lieet, Providence,
It. I . cured liv Cutii lira Id liii di . of a Kin'worni
Humor. V"it at a barber .. which .pread all over hia
ear., nei k and lure, and for alx yeara reriried all
kind, ol t tat mi lit.
S A. Steele. E".. 1 liicau'o. Ill,, aaya: ' I will ay
that belore J u.eilt lllliimi Ketnedie'. I in a
fearful .tnte. ant lud i-lven 11:1 all hope of ever hav
ing ahv relief. Th y have tie'lorui'-d a wimil-i lul
cure for me. and of my own free will and accord I
Cnticnra 1 I'tnedl'-. are tirepand by WKEKS 4
I'O'll KK. Chemi.t. and I rn I . :jiil Wa.hinir
ton .treet. Ho. on, and are for tale by all Ijiiik
Ui.t Price of c tit it ura. a Medic Inaf Jelly, .mall
hoxea. iiii cent.: law hoxe.. Jl : Cnticurn Ke.olv
enl. Ihe new Blood PuriUer. ?i pet bottle. I utlni
ra Medicinal Toilet Soap. Z'i cenl. Cmicura M
dli iiiiil Shavlm; hoap. Kici-iit.; In bar. lor tiarbera
and large cmi. umerr, ,") t nt. All mailed free on
receipt of price.
Send f ir II u.trati (I Treatle on the Skin.
'lear Hi-nl ant) Voice, E-'isy Un-utliiD.
Sweet liroiitli, Perfect Sincll, Ta.-tii'
hihI Hearing, no Cough, no Chok
ing, no Distress.
Sax iui)' Kahh al iit.k. Catakiimai. Soi
vk.st and Ni'ihivki) Imiai.kh. with apecific ill
ri't-iioti. may now lie hH ot all umgsl.l, ueath
wrapped lu one package, for one dollar. A.k
'or tAJ'il;li N Kaoii al Ci UK.
Thi ecoiioinical and m ver taililij treatiiieM in
tanlly cleain-e Ihe nai-al pa'.agea of putili
uncoil., .uhdiie inl'amation when extending l
I. e eve. ear and thn at. re.tore the aeii.ea o
tm-ll. ta.te anl hi aiing hen atlnted. leavei
be breath awitit. the lireathlng env and even
-en.e in a g ateiui arm .(Mitheil condition In
ernallv aomnil.tered It r'emirc. Hie entire mil
i.u.'ein through the blood, which I: purifl
d the acid poi.on alwava pre.cni iu i.aturrh.
euiuiiii-iMli-d by all drug,-!.'.
iieiicral Aifcuts WEKKS A 1'OTTER
Hop.. Csii.aya and iron. N-i
iiiedii-ine like It fur Ihe
Blood, lruiu, Ne ve. anil
I.iiiil'i New nf ,,r fiinr-
t on. weiiki ned by di.t"i.e,
iieuiiiv ami djM-lpatom.
roi-iiive rure lor l.iver. Mil-
liey and I'rmiry dtlllcultle.
Comfort ami ..reugth fur Deiiraie Ketnah mid
Nur.iug Mother. Pun-.t and he.t meiiriue
railed Bitter." Sold 1 v.-rvwlii re M AI.T Bl l'
TEHS COMPANY. Bo-ton. Ma-..
Cm O " 5
W O t
pi - ; 1
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
in 'l ino crrv.
GOODS SOLI) VERY CLOSE
O. O. PAT1KU & CO.,
Cor. Nineteenth atrect )
C'ommorcliil Avenue 1
rpHE OITY NATIONAL RANK
CAPITAL, W 10 0.000
W. P. HAI,MDAY,rreldnt.
H. I HAI.I.IDAY, Vlre-Prcdldunt.
TH08. W. 11 A1.L1DAY, Caahlur.
a.aTAATiTArum, w. p. nAt.t.niAY,
MBT t. HAI.MIIAT, W. ,. CUHNINUHAM,
. D. ffflXtAMaoN, aTXI'MRN ami),
Kxehanne, Coin and United States Biudn
BOUOHT AND BOLD.
Dopoaltarofotvod and 1 general tinklnR bualneal
DEEDS LEFT FOR RECORD
IN TIIK I llt( I IT t I.KBK'U OKFICB OK ALKX
AMlKK ( (It.X t y YKfTEKDAY.
J'lm F. SI irt 101. 1 Lizzio Hhnrt to the
tiUHlees of township fourteen, ran'o one
ami two, west; warrantee leci, dated Oct
ober 2Hrh, 1HS0, for tract of lurid in section
thirty, township number fourteen, ran,'u
one, west. Consideration forty-nix and
Samuel p. Wheeler and wife fo Itiicas
ter A. Rtt:e; special warrantee deed, dated
March l.'tli, 1H1 for lot two in block thirty-three
in the city of Cairo. Consideration
one hundred and tii'ty dolhus. '
Dosuoi.A, March Kill), ISSil .
The Union county circuit court has been
in m'.-j'hiu for the piost ten days, and should
it continue iN session until all comm in
law, chancery and criminal cases be dis
posed of, the session would not close before
tlie iniil'i;i of April.
The seven men, w ho are under arn-st tor
the murdering of the tramp" near J)on
la, on the 7th of February, 1.H70, .succeeded
in getting their case put ( If till next term
of court. This case is certainly a vexatious
one for it is heaping up cost iu hu'e piles
for the tax payers to liquidate in the ei.d.
And aain another extremely vexatious
matter in the case is the aummoniny; of nn
army of witnesses at every term of court,
and dra'intf them to court, to lose a week
of time trom their business, and pay lor a
week's board, and then be discharged until
the next term of court. Your unworthy
scribbler, being one of them were it not
that he is rather ot a religious turn of mind
might wish that, the man who had him
summoned was safely locked up in that
warm place that all bible readers have read
about. Ewin-' Sessions, Wilbur and others
had him summoned for the defense, and
yet they knew that be knows nothing fa-
farorable to their case. If it did them any
good, to thus put him to expense why let
them have the benefit of the good.
Farming was curried on liyely in this
portion of Egypt last week. Sowing oats
was tho chief business ot the week.
Wheat is coming forward finely, and the
prospects in that direction are flattering,
'ttough the winter has lienn long and se
vere, stock of all kinds has come through
in good condition, and all the people are
joyous over the good times that are now
pervading every branch of industry. All
sensible Democrats aud Republicans have
shaken hands for peace, until the next
cinp- ign, when they propose to fall out
and give each other li 1 a-'ain. -i
A move is now on foot in Doh,'M,'i, to
vote whisky license down this spring, ami
rid our town'of all such. A few men we
have who would much rather run an under
ground den than p iy $Ml) for license. We
shall wait and see what we shall see.
Now is just tin; time to come from Alex
ander ami Pulaski counties to Dongola and
get the finest of fruit and ornamental trees
or cions of J. 15. McCallen. Oi.n Tki.m.
Cataiiiiii. Relief in five minutes in
every case; gratifying, wholesome relief
beyond n money value. Cure begins from
first application, aud is rapid, radical and
permanent. Ask for Sanford's Radical Cure.
Complete for $1.
Friday night the great and only otiginal
llilly Arlington Minstrels, with six end
men and twenty musicians and singers will
be at the Athcneum. Their grand street
parade, led by the elephant "IJ.irnum," and
consisting of Oriental representations is a
miniature "Mardi Oras" that serves as a
sort of introduction to the uneUalled per
formance to be given iii the evening.
The Lexington Daily News says: Hilly
Arlington, the head and front of minstrelsy,
was greeted with a large house Wednesday
evening and to take the vocileroiis encores
as a criterion thu audience were more than
please I. The music was very line and the
songs new. Billy's last ami greatest troupe
is a combination of the best artists ot the
minstrel stage and far eclipses anything
in the minstrel lino ever shown in Lex
Tho six clog dancers are decidedly the
best Tetpsicliorean artists 011 the stage.
The six song aud dance men are womlerlul
to behold, and embrace what is very rare,
good singers and good dancers. The whole
entertainment from beginning to end is
Tlie Old Southern MiiisliclH.
Thu largest audience that has assembled
in Elgin Jlall within our recollection was
that which greeted the appearance of Heath
& Mclntyre's Minstrels Monday night.
It appeared as if the whole town had turn
ed out. The entertainment was the best in
the minstrel line that has ever visited this
city. The San Francisco Oiartetto render
ed sumo pleasing selections in fine style,
tho end men sain.' new aud taking songs
ami the "Full Moon Order" showed up
well. Roselle, in his female impers dia
tions, is a good card, and makes his
changes rapidly. Melntyre & Heath are
tip-top In their plantation song and dance
business. In short, the troupe Is better
than the nverago that travels over tho coun
try, and managed by such an experienced
gentleman as Matt. Lcland, they are hound
to nmke successful winter tour, Messrs,
Leland snd Monroe nro Tory pleasant gen
tlemcn to do business with and aro sure to
ho favorites with tho press. Sao Antonia
Tho following are Prof. Herlillou's'
staiisties respecting tho increase in
tho number of suicides in differ
ent countries. Why, however, 11
Dune should be so far more noxious to
make uti end of himself than any other
human being it would bo dillieult to ex
plain. In every million of persons:
Suicides have increased iinnually, in
Italy, from 101 to 187. from III) to U7.
lu Belgium, from 1h:U to 187U, from
:i:i to ii8.
In Croat. Britain mid Ireland, from
1 to 187H, f rr.ni fill to 70.
In Sweden and Norway , from I8''fl to
177, from -'18 to hii.
in Austria, from lsiK) to 1878,
70 to 1
In France, from 1 H-7 to 1M77,
to 1 111.
Iu Prussia, from 1820 to 1878,
71 to IM.
In Denmark, from l8:i(ito 1870, from
2l:i to 2,j8.
In the United States, from 181.') to
1878, from M7 lo lli.l.
In minor (lerniiiii Slates, from 1 H,i."
to 1S78, from 117 to :'8i).
They all plnv the violin, two the 'cello,
and two tho viola in inhliiion, Huts com
pleting a siring (tmi-tet. Yesterday
the four young ladies played (he theme
mid the variations from Beethoven's
Fifth Oiiartet, a eaii.oiiette from tho
first Ouartef. of Mendelssohn, mid a con
cert an to for four violins by Mr. Eiehberg.
1 heir work wits certainly uncommonly
good. It was finished, clear, precise
Hint delicate. A. ). J riliim x coin-
mt nix on llt lcii 1'iilli r's 'li inih s.
Rely on Yourself.'
It is related of Stephen (iirard, that
he had a favorite clerk, and he always
said ho intended to do well by Ben
Lippincott. So when Ben got to be l'i
he expected lo hear the governor say
something of his future prospects and
perhaps lend a helping hand in start
ing him in the world. But the old fox
carefully avoided the subject. Ben
mustered courage: .'"I suppose I am
now free, sir," said he, "and I thought
I would say something lo you as to my
course. What 'do you think I had bet
"Yes, yes. . I know you are," said
the old Millionaire, "and my advice is
to go aud learn the cooper's trade."
This application of ien nearly froze
Ben out; but recovering his ecpiilibritiiii
he said if Mr. (iirard was in earnest he
wotiM do so.
1 am in earne.-t."
And Ben forthwith sought, the bet
cooper in Spring (iardons, became 1111
apprentice, ami in due time could make
as good a barrel as the best. Ho tin
nounced to old Stephen that he had
graduated, and was readv to set up iu
business. The old man seemed grati
fied, and immediately ordered three of
the best barrels he could turn out. Ben
did his prettiest, and wheeled them up
to the old man's counting room. Old
(iirard pronounced them first rate, ami
ilemaiiileil too iu'icc.
"One dollar each," said Ben, "is as
low as I can live by."
"Cheap enough! Make out your bill."
The bill was madeout, and ohiSlephen
settled it with a check for.Jti,()( 10 which
he accompanied with this little moral
to the story:
"There, take that ami invest it in the
best posMble manner; and if you aro
unfortunate and lose it, you will have a
good trade to fall back upon, which will
all'ord you a good livelihood.
How She Got Into the Department.
As the I Ion. dolin Shcrmm was sitting
in his olliee, a bright-haired pretty girl
suddenly dashed into his presence. She
was apparently Hi, and had about her
an air of business which even the cold
ga.it of the Ohio .statesman could not
transform into maiden trigU' '' Hurry.
Deliberately taking a scat, the girl said:
"Mr. Sherman. I have come here lo get
a place." "There are notio vacant,"
w;us the reply. "I know you can give
me a place if you want to, and 1 think
I am as much entitled to it a.s anvbody.
My father spent his life in the L'nilcd
Slates army, and when he died ho left
nothing. The rosponsibilil y of the fam
ily is on me, and 1 think we've got, as
good a claim as anyone else on the
(ioverniuent." "What kind of a place
do 'you want ?" 1 don't care what il is,
but I must have work ut once." Mr.
Sherman assured her that there were
ten applicants for every one place, mid
there was very little chance. She very
deliberately told him thai sucji nn
answer wouldn't do, and declared that
if ho would allow her she would come
up every day and black his shoes, if he
couldn't do better for her. The Secretary
was struck with her determination and
charmed by her bright face and her
sprightly manner. He told her to como
back. In less than a week she had u
good place in the Treasury, which she
still holds. Every morning she walks
to the department with the step of u
business little woman w ho is proud thai
iter delieale hands can be the support
of others. She receives 9100 dollars a
mouth, and supports in comfort her
mother and sister. This brave, bright
young woman is Miss May Macaulcy,
formerly of Atlanta. Her hither was a
Lieutenant in the Eighteuiilh Infantry.
After the Battle.
Halve. ton New.
"Tho baby has got a new tooth, but
the old lady is laid up with a cold in
her head, and .Johnny Is down with tho
measles," remarked a Oalvcslon gen
tleman to a defeated candidate. "What
lu tho thunder do I carol" was tho re
ply of Ihe defeated candidate, scowling
furiously, "Well," said the gentleman
slowly, "heforo tho election you used to
take mm nsidu every time you met 1110
and ask 1110 how my family was coming
on, so I thought you would like to know"
As 1 was saying, Johnny Is nil broken
out with tho measles and the baby "
"(lo to Hal If ax!" roared tho exasper
ated ex-candidate, producinjr a poli.ee
whistle, all of which goes to show that
the defeated candidate is quite as Inde
pendent as the one who in elected.
The census Is said to show nn excess
of 888,L",)8 males in this country, there
being only !Mi,ol!) females to every 100,
1)00 males, against 1)7.801 in 1880.
A Congressman's Mail.
A Washington corrospondent.doHcrib
ing tho voluminous mail of the average
The real curiosities of a congressman's
correspondence are to bo found in his
letters, though. These cover every
conceivable and many an inconccivabhi
subject, ami are the work of all sorts of
people, from every hole and corner of
tho land. The oddities of one sessions'
correspondence would niako tho most;
amusing volume ever published, only
the readers would he likely to think
ihem not authentic, but made up for tho
People write for copies of congress
ional reports, documents, and thu liko
publications, for information about the
government., which il would require a
whole handbook to convey to them,
and for information of a personal char
acter, such as "How old were you whim
you were elected?" "What was your
majority?" "Vh,.f, " a your busine-a
before yon went into politics?' These
questions, as a rule, are but for the pur
pose of deciding bets. A very common
request from country people is for seeds)
and cuttings of plants from tho botanic
al gardens. So also is that for an
autograph. Many enthusiastic auto-
rupli collectors send their albums to
bo written in. Others inclose a slip of
paper to bear the coveted signature.
Very common are the letters of trades
men who .send presents of all sorts of
ommodtt.ies, from hair pins ami pearl
powder lo pianos, with the request to
he informed how the recipient likes the
gift, the hoped-for answer to bo, of
course, 11 soil as an auverusemeut.
These communications go into tho
waste-basket without an exception. Tho
presents nro well taken care of, how
ever. Requests for positions of all sorts aro
of course common. These come not
only from the congressmen to constit
uents but from utter strangers. Wom
en are heavy correspondents in this line.
Many letters give advice of a political
sort some of il very absurd ana laugh
able indeed. Correspondents send pat
ents of inventions which they want
bills introduced into congress about, of
fering a prospective share of tho profits
for the favor. Once I found a request
for the introduction of a patent clothes
wringer into the. army, with a blank
cheek for my chief to till out in what
ever sum he chose if ho undertook to
put it through. A curious feature of
our congressmen's correspondence is
that there art! people who seem to do
nothing else but write letters to them.
One man in Boston has become
famous since long before the war for
the liberality of his correspondence with
our law-makers. Ho has no political
bias, writing lo any one and every one,
irrespective of party. His hobby is ad
vice as to the conduct of the nation,
aud he lards it with long quotations
from speeches by Webster, Clay, Cal
houn, and other departed statesmen.
Another lunatic in New York city
writes in tho same extensive way to get
a bill into congress removing the seat
of government to that city. A Chicago
man has invented a balloon for war and
surveying purposes, and for ten years
has been trying to sell the government
Ihe sole right to it.
I remember one man who wrote from
I'tah, almost daily, for tho entire ses
sion, to get a bill into congress to af
ford him government protection for
the working of a mine in that territory,
he being tit present greatly harassed
and annoyed in his labors by what ho
called his "onchrislian and disgraceful
surroundins." Another had gotten up
a gorgeous shenie for tho government
to assume control of all tho railroads
and telegraph lines. The genius had
over a hundred pages of printed cal
culations, showing the cost of the
scheme, the immense profit to the nation,
and the benelit the people would derive
from its execution.
John W. Yotino;, a Washington cor
respondent says, is a large, handsome,
stylish man, not very deep, but quito a
man of Ihe world, tickle by nature, and
incapable of constancy, no matter how
close tho law bound him to one wife.
Mrs. Young No. 3, who is the nemesis
at this time, is tho most elegant lady in
appearance that I saw in Salt Lake
during a long stay there. Sho is slight,
of tall and willowy figuro, remarkably
stylish carriage, clear olive complexion,
satiny black hair, aud soft eyes. Sho
is a Philadelphia!), and a highly
educated person; is not, and never was
a Mormon, and holds herself aloof from
Ihem. She was perfectly infatuated
with Johnny Young, and married him
in spite of opH)siiion, but sho is not one
of the meek souls who sigh and die
without a word. 1 saw her give a look
at No. 1, as she drove by, a bride, in
a pony pha ton, that convinced me that
John W'.'s path would not bo one of
roses. There was no Hush of indigna
tion on tho dark cheek; no tell-tale
tremorof the heart, and no contemptuous
curl of the lip; but a palingof tho whole
face, .a drawing up of her form to Its
full height and a steady blaze of the
velvety eyes, that meant much more.
And tho new wife, an ignorant, red-
checked girl of It'),' drove on uncon
cernedly, chewing wax, and settling tho
red roses on her hat moretirmly in their
place. The contrast bekjreen two
women could not havo been greater.
.There has been a congress of aurlsfa
In Italy, at which a Heidelberg profess
or said that cxpt ri nice had convinced
him of the import nice of examining
the organs of hearing of engineers and
Urenicn on loconn lives, both before ap
pointing them and every fwo years or
so while In service. The sense of hear
ing becomes impaired from various
causes, ami often without tho knowlodgo
of the person suH'crlng from it. Defects
In this sense are not lens dangerous
than color blindness, and sometimes
uioro difllcult to discover.