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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OK THE UNITED STATEif, ISO BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY H.HYDE, President.
FOK THE YEAH ENDING DECEMISER 31, 1880.
AHOtKTor I.KIMIKH AaagT,, Jan. 1.
lS0 - $
Inlereat anil rent.
Net profit ou invtattnente
Clalma by death nod matured endow
ni.nta . f
Dividend,, eurrender value, and an
nultlu blaoouulcd euduwmeut and matured
2. 1',. I Id m
loiitine polldea .
Total paid policy holder, t 4,:i,i7 r,
Dividend on cap tal 7.Uh
Agenctee aud commiaalon, Ml, 47 m
(ivuural vxpenaea VMi.ltVt 'M
State, county an city Uin . W.KtH 'n
Netcaah aeecte. De5.31, PHI.. $ 3H.w.
Bond, and mortgage
'.'.'il l Vl m
l nited htatea aUxka
btata alocka. city alocka, ami atock
autnorlxt-d byhe law. of the atatc
of Sew Vork-. ..........
Loaaa aerurcd bv Imuda and atm ka.
Kill eatate in ?ew York and llnaton
aud purchased under forccloaiirw. .
Cah on hand in hauka and other dc
poaltona, on interval and In tram-it
Dua froin ainta on account of pre
H ); 4.J 17
lCl. (IT Z
: VA -ii
Market value of atocka and botida
Intumat and renta due aud accrued .
1'remluma due and in proeoaa of
rolle. Uon (lea, prcmluma paid in
VI l M,
IM. UI in
Total a-acta, pec. :)l, lisn $ 41.1 t.' ii
Total llabllltiee including legal rn
aerve fur rmuaurauee of all tint
lug policiea. i .ll.ivtl 11
Total undivided anrplna .'.Wt.'JM '.'I
Of which belouga aa computed) to
palicleam general elaaa.... 4 !!' DM
(ti uhlcb belonira a computed) to
poildee in tontine claa ..... I.Ct.-mi H '
RifkM Asrtnineil in 18B0f S:(5( 1 7u.r.05 U
Risks Outstanding - l 77,"!7,7i:i 00
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE izSFkl STATES.
On and after Monday, Jane 7th, and until lurthir
notice the ferryboat will make trip, a, follow.:
ttATEt i.iva Llavia
Fot Konrth at. Mlaaourl tand'g. Kentucky Ld g.
V a tn
t:90 p m
11 a. m.
S p tr. .
2 p. m.
3 p. m
POOTS AND hHOES
SHOE-M AK E H.
Athencum Huildin)? Coiiincrt irt! Av.
I'aea only th, very Iteat Imior1ed Stock and em
ploy, the moat competnt workmen
1) RICE 8 REASONABLE and tlafa :tim
JfEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND HETA1L.
The Largest Variety Stock
IX TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PAT1HK .ft CO.,
Cor, Nineteenth, trccO ('ilili 111
Commercial AvunueJ ul,nli HI-
Q W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
coiiatantly on nana
At Seventy-five eeuU wr load.
S t a v o Trimmings
At one dollar per load.
The "lrlmmltiRa"are eoarw havinK ttnd make
the heat aummer wood for cooking purpoaeaaa well
a the cheapen ever anld In Cairo. Kor black,
anilth, naa In aettlng tire,, they are unequalled,
Leave your order, at the Tenth atreet wood vard
jf. k outfit acnt free tot
L l-v Ku ,n th l,,tH,i 1
k I InualnoM known,
if Capital not runiilr
V evtirvthlna. 1iU i
n eaally maite wllhoi
Outfitactitfreetothoao who wleh to en
moat piuaaant and prontanlu
known, Everything new.
litlred. Wo will furulah
t'a davatiH iinwurrt. ia Vftt
IV matte Without alnvlm. v fn,m
home over nluht, No riak whatnvur. Many new
work-ra wanted it onco. Many are makinl fort
nnea a the hualneta. I.adlea make a much a,
mu, ,nd voung hnya and tflrla maac urent nay, No
one wno I willing to work falla to mako more
money every day than can ho made lu a week at any
other employment. Thoea who enttaif at oneo
will (tod a abort, road to fortune. Addrcaa II.
H Al.l.KTT A CO., Portland MhIiih,
Krom the undivided aiirplun. reveralonarv divl
dcnda will on declared, available on aetllcuient of
nexiHUnuHl prmiuin, to ordinary part.clpatlng
The valuation of tbi) policli outatanding ho.
hei-n made ou the American experience utile, the
legal aiaiidaru of the .talc ofNew York.
44 W. I'HII.I.IPS, ) ..,,..,.
J . O. VAN Cl.sK. Agtuarled.
We. the undcraigticil, have, In ier,on. carefully
examined the accounta, and cotiuted and examined
m detail the aaaet, of the aoc.lcty, and certify that
the fur.-golng atHtenient thereof ia correct.
IIKNMMi TON If RANDOLPH,
IAMKS M. IIAI,8TKI),
"TUHMAH A 4 1 MMIN8.
11KNKV H. TKKKfaLL.
Hpe( ial Ciimmlttec of thn Board of Dlrertora.
appointed Oct. Z7, Hil, to examine the aaaeta
aud accounia at the cloae of the year.
llenrv K llwle.
.John A. St!v.art,
JhIiii l .lonra,
Hubert Lenox Kennedy.
Iiaiincy M. Ijepew,
II njaiuiu Vt'illiamaon,
Henry U. Alexander,
Hi nry Day,
K. Itoiidihot t'olt,
Thomaa A lliddie,
OiMirye (i KbIIol'.',
,loa, K. Navarro,
lohii .1. Mrt'iHik,
Stephen II nulllpa.
NHiniiel W . Torrey,
Samuel llolmi a.
Aleiiinder IV Irvin.
T. Ue Wilt nvler,
William M. Hllaa.
V III f nm Alexander,
hamnel (4. (ioodrirh .
eoru'; I' Adee.
Hclirv A. Iliirlliut.
Il nr V Npaulditi'.
William H. rum,
U illiain A. WI,rrlork,
W'lllinin I.. 1,'amlH-rt,
Henry O .Mnri'iai.il
.In tin a W. Alexander,
ll. i ry S. TiTLell
'I'houiii. H. Yout if.
Tlioniaa A i iininiilia,
Imniel i. Lord,
Janiea M llalii d,
Kdw.rd W I.nnile rt.
II. K liiimlolpl,.
A'tllie) (in en,
lielirv V. Uu t ! r .
eorjje . Mew art,
JAMKS W. ALEXANDER Vice I'ns t.
SAM I." EL HOJ!t0WE, -M Vif.u IWl.
:. W. LamlMTt, M. D., K'lwM Curl is, M. D.
E. W. Srutt, Stipcrintt.iidtiit of Agencies.
Nurtli WiMtcrn Dqinrtmijut.
Pn Dearborn Street, (.'birauo,
W. N. CKAINE, (Jetii rsl Mn"t r.
M)(,r-N B. Thiatlewoixi.
Tnaurer Edward Demmia.
l.'lerk l)ennta. J. Koley.
I'nunMior-Wrn. B. lillbert.
VUrahelI. II. rtnblnaon.
Mi m or AUDCKam.
Kirn Ward-M. .1 lloley. PtterSaup.
Second Ward- David T. Llnegar, Je.ae Hinkle.
Third Ward - Egbert Hmlth. H. K, Blake.
Kounh WardCharlf, 0. I'atler, Adolph Swo
hoda Kifih Ward-T. W. Halllday, Erneat B. Pettlt.
County Oflicci s.
firruit Judce-O. J. linker.
( irruit Clerk A. II Irvin.
tiui.lv Jiidi,"- - h S Yot u in
ounty Clera S. J. I In mm
County Mtoruev-J M. Datnron.
I'ountv Treasurer- Mile, W. I'nrki r.
Sbelitl -John Ilodcva.
i oront r - H Kitzverald.
Conaiy Commlnaionera-T. W. Uallidav. .1. A.
liibba anil anluel Brlley.
CHI IK HF.i.
C'AIKO HAITI ST. -Tempera ice hall on Tenth
alreet: prea' htng not and third Sunday, iu
rati month. It a m. ard 7:.l :i. m ; praver meei
'M? Thtiraday. 7:.Xp. m. : Sunday achool,' M:Hu a in.
Uev. A. -I. HESS, I'aator.
plK'RCH Of TIIB IiEDEEMER-Epl,copal)
V.V Kourti.entb atreet: Kuuday Morning praver,
10 ) a. m.; cvenine prayer, 7 ::i p. m.; Sunday
tchonl M :;jo t. m. Friday evening prayer 7.'30 p. m.
PUIST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHl'HCU.
I I'renc.hliii: at il::ai a. m.. :4 n. m.. and 1-sn n. n,
Subliaih aihiml ai 7:'Vi p
in. Itev. T. J. Shore,,
IirllKUAN-Thirieenlh atreet; .erviie. Sab.
j bath :m a. m.; Sunday ichool 1 p m. Kcv.
METHODIST-Cor. Klt-htb and Walnut atreet,;
I'rcac hiiisr Sabbath ltl:.vi a. m. and 7 p.m.;
oniyer meeting, Wedneaday 7;:l p. m. Sunday
Srhool, 9 a. m. Hev. Whlttaker. paator.
I RKSH YTEH IAN -Elfbth atreet: prearhtne on
a pantiatn at.
pantiatn at. h:ki a. tn. ann t::ih. m.: nraver
ineetliiK Wedtieadav at 7;:)0p. m.; Sunday School
at H p. m. Rev. B. i . 'jpore, paator.
O T. .lOSEI'H S-(Roman Catholic.) Comer Cro,,
i) and Walnut atreota; aervlcea Sabbath 10::t0 a.
ii.: Sunday school at i! p. m .; Vcupera J p. m. ; aer
icea ever)' day ' !' tn.
JT. PATRICK'S (Kotiian Catholic) Corner Ninth
0 atreet and Waahlnirton avenue; aervlcea Sab
oath 8 and ID a. m.; Veapera 3 p. m.; Sunday School
1 i. in. aerviie, every day at II p.m. Hev. Miistefson
QKOIMiE II. LEACH, M. D.,
riiysician a,ntl Surgeon.
Special Httentliiti paid to Hie Ilomeopal hie treat
incut ol aurnical dlaeaae,, anil dlataaea ol woiuuu
oiliee: No. in KikIuIi atreet, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, Ilia.
E. W. WHITLOCK,
Oi"ric No. I:W Commorctal Avenue, between
Eighth and Ninth Street,
)U. W. c. .IOCELYN,
UKFICB Blulith Street, near Commercial Avenue.
vi.khr a ucKlee, i
taiiio, 11 1,., March lillb 1KHI I
riihllc notice la hereby ulven that on Tucdiiv.
I lie HHh dav of April. A D issi.a geneni elec
Hon will belmlil in the city nr Cairo. Alcxnntler
countv. elate of 1 llnola, for the cluctloi, .f thn
fo limlnttnanied olllcera, vim: A Mnvor.Citv Clerk
CltyTreaaiirer. City .Mtornny, Police Maiilatrute
Hiiii one Alderman from each of Hie Hv ward a of
tbeclty. Kor the liiirjmae of aalil election poll,
will be opened at Hie follnwlnu named plnrea. via:
lu the KiratWard, at the Athencum hnlldliiR, on
Commercial avenue between Six,h and Seventh
utreeta: In the Siconil Ward al tbnenulnn houee
of the Roniill anil Reney fire company; In I he
1 bird Ward, at the engine hon an nf the lllburn an
fire company i In Hi" Konrth Ward, at the court
honaej In the Klftli Wanl, at the alorehonae build
initofJiimea Carroll, on the northweat corner of
Twentv-elithlh alreet ami Commercial aveniia,
Saldeleclliin will heopened at eight o'clock In the
morning and continue open until aeven o'clock In
the afternoon of am day
H,,,,r,h.c..r,..iiIt) nty Clwki
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. TUESDAY
rpHE CITY NATIONAL HANK
W. P, UALLIDAY, Prealdent.
H. L. UALLIDAY, Vlre Prealdem.
TTIOrt. W. II AI. I.IDA Y, Caahlc.r.
iTAATI TiTUIIl, w. P. HALLrUAT,
HiHHT h. UALUIItT, H. II. CDNRINIIUAM,
. u. AtuxaaaoH, aTH-iHN ami),
H. H, ' A NIIIC.
Eithanif', Cin and United State BmnlH
BOUOI1T AND 80I.D.
Depoait, received and a general tanking haaluen,
YOCUM tt RRODERICK,
ST A PLE and FA XC Y
Washington Avenue, Coi
CIUO - - ILLS
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer Of u Du'rt in
TIN, COPPEK & SIIEET-IIWN WAHE
AM, KINDS OK .10b WORK DONE TO OKDKH.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STHEET,
Caiio, - - Illinois
THE CONTRAST !
While other linking Pouuiem
are largely (itlnltrratett villi
Alum and other hurtful tlrugs,
hait been kept iniehaiigeil in all
it$ original purity and strength.
The beat evidence- of Its safety
and effect i yen ess in the fart of its
having received the highest testi
monial from the most eminent
chemists in, the United States,
who have analysed if, from, its
introduction to the present time.
There tire no powder that bear
higher chemical tests, nor any
that nhoai r good results by the
TEST OF THE OVEN.
It is a pure Fruit Acid Baking
Powder, Made by
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Manufaetnrera of Lnpnlin Yeast
Gem, Dr. Price's Special Flavoring
Extracts, Aud Dr. Price's Unique
Per fames. .
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MORNING, MARCH 21),
LETTKft FliOM HOT SPRINGS, AR
KANSAS. ISpec'al correiipomience for the lltlllelln.)
Suppose I bespatter the fair pitje of The
lk'LLKiiN wiili a wurin jet from the Hot
Spriiis of Arkaiihas. It is a matter of
some surprise to me that nionj intitnatt'
liucinesa relations have not boon cstublish
eil between the- retailers ot this live littlo
city and Cairo's wholesale ilealers nixl niati
ufacttirers, especially iu the products of her
unrivalled flouring mills, and the rich farm
ini districts of Southern Illinois, for which
she, is tlii) gruiul rntrepot. The. distance is
many miles shorter thau from St. Ixuis,
and facilities for shipping tipiHlly as good.
The quantity of provisions consumed here
is simply immense. For it ia a literal fact,
People cat here who
- Scarcely ate before, ,
h jirvl afwr Imt'tiut; once ir twice,'
Arc sure to call for more.
These celebrated mountain valley
and otaah sulphur springs furnish
in abundance, the best known appetizer,
whilst the clear, crystal, tasteless, hot
waters that gurgle from their fountains
are superior to the coolest and sweetest of
nature's beverage for allaying thirst. For
the benefit of your numerous readers, who
may be contemplating a trip in search of
HEALTH Oil PI.KAhlKK.
allow me to say that, with a somewhat ex
tensive acquaintance in at least half the
states of the I'nion, I can think of no
place that presents so many unusual objects
of interest and attraction, lieautilul
mountains ami valleys covered w ith lolty
'rees w hose ever changing foliage presents
each season a new and wonderful picture.
I'he style and variety of architecture, from
the simple primitive to tlio grand and im
posing, the Single Main street or Central
avenue, with its mountain heights on either
side and Hie creek flowing down its centre
witl. its many bridges, its
high bridges and low bridges, long and
short bridges, straight and crooked bridges,
diagonal and octagonal bridges, bridges of
size and sighs on bridges. Then the street
railroad the curs of which you can take
for a ride (when you are not in a hurry)
and from which you can obtain a sky view
ot elevated homes and interestina panor
amic views in fussing and enjoying a rest
at each "turn-out," whilst waiting for the
other car to pass. This is teally a city ol
"magnificent distances." That is to say
the views are magnificent and the distance,
about three miles from north to south end,
wI'IKh tbe wMth ia nLut two Ul.l
fee'., more oi Jesi. 'iim ,'Tm'n avenue, Willi
its lateral branches leading up every ravine
1 or' depression iD the mountains on either
side, resembling and reminding one of the
grand old father of waters which rolls s
grandly by your doors at Cairo, and its in
numerable tributaries. I'p these side streets
in the midst of tall pines and stately oaks,
many enterprising citizens are excavating
into the flinty rocks and building their cosy
homes on a sure foundation. Then there is
above all the wonderful
bubbing and boiling up from tbe yasty
depths of the mountain, laden with (rods
own cure for nearly all the ills which flesh
is heir to, whose waters being garnered in
to reservoirs are thence dispensed through
palatial bath houses at the small sum ol
ten to twenty five cents per bath. Then
again there are line hotels with their broad
inviting piazzas and cosy arm chairs, their
well ventilated chambers, and, above all,
their good looking, gentlemanly landlords
and clerks, and tables fairly groaning with
vi.tt ds to tempt the most delicate stomach,
or satisfy the most voracious appetite, and
all for the small consideration ol seventeen
to twenty-four dollars per week, (strictly in
advance, without baggage). Then private
boarding houses if tSere is any one thing
about Hot Springs that challenges compe
tition, it is the style, variety and number
of these institutions which are graded aud
suited to every want and comfort of visitors
or invalids, from the five cent hash counter
to the nobby double
BAY WINDOWED MANSARD,
second only to the palatial hotels. A
prominent feature of these is that visitors
me made to feel at home, and social ties
are formed which will hist through life.
Prices range all the way from
four to fifteeu dollars per week
Then the drug stores ami doctors, or rather
I should say physicians, for I imagine that
all arc not physicians who style them
reives doctors, nf these Hot Springs has
more to the square yard than any city of its
size in the United States, and their medi
cal standing and skill are doubtless in the
iu,ain equal to tho best. Several of them
having national reputations, liy a wise
provision of Providence continued by tho
United States commissioners, tho drug
stores and physicians' offices are all con
fined to the west side of tho avenue, whilst
the healing w aters and bath houses aro all
on tho east side; so "you pay your money
and you ako your choice" one nr the other
ora little of both, and it is a fact verified
dy statistics that at least eighty-five per
cent, of nil the invalids, who liavo como
here for treatment, have cither been' cured
or greatly benefited, but whether with
tho aid or in epite of drugs and medicines
is a question as hard to solve
as the he.iting ot the waters.
We find two live daily newspapers here.
The "Sentinel" from an independent stand
point fearlessly belabors and criticises the
acts and duinrjH of both the democratic and
republican parties, and accords to each as
well the duo meed of praiso for unpartisan
acts; whilst it is the advocate and
champion of every public and pr.vate en
terprise for the advancement of our ma
terial interests or the improvement of our
public morals. There was once the "Tele
graph," deiiio-ratic, but having accidental-
ly displayed in its columns the confederate
ting once too often for this cosmopolitan
city it lost' patronage, anil was quietly
letired, and "The Evening Star" appeared
to shel its luminous rays over thu path
way oi democracy nna is Out w tuning
golden favor from all . j for
its spicy, newsy articles 1 on
matters of general interest, mid
especially for its neat appearance. Its
editorial tripod now stiporfs a live
Hoosier aud a well known Arkanaasian
whose combined talents and abilities will
make it a power, which will be known
ami felt throughout the slate.
A word about the connection of this
place with the outer world. The well
known St. Louis Iron Mountain and South
ern Railroad connects at Malvern twice
daily, with the Narrow Gauge lint Springs
Hail road, which, by the way, is the best
equipped and most successfully managed
of any other, by Mr. I. N. Conger, and is
carried iu the pocket of its owner and
(ten. Snpt. Diamond Jo Reynolds. This
brings two daily mails, and affords the
most perfect facility for either northern or
southern visitors. In a few weeks trains
will arrive at a tine new depot, now being
constructed in close proximity to the busi
ness center and best hotels, so that invalids,
however infirm, may reach the healing
waters without the slightest inconvenience.
More anon. "Hattlek."
No well managed factory is complete
without a full supply of St. Jacobs Oil in
case of emergency nr accident.
YESTERDAY'S PROPERTY RECORD.
Otway Waddill aud wife to Millie J.
Mathews; quit claim deed, dated March
;!rd, 1881, for lots thirty and thirty one, in
block twenty, in the First addition to the
city of Cairo. Consideration one dollar.
The fiiji1'" ''" sVsllmt "it eosU
a coiiinittf.ity more to siitn''or! oe liquor
saloon than it does to run half dozen
churches," and the Jirtuihr retorts
that "there's more fun iu the one sa
loon than in the six churches."
Minister to Kory: "Why -weren't
you ut the kirk on Sunday ?" Itoiy:
"I was at Mr. Dunlop's kirk.'s Minister:
"I don't like your running about the
strange kirks 'in that way. Not that I
object tae yer heai ing; r. Dunlop; but
I'm shure ye wiidn.i like yer nin sheep
straying away into strange pastures."
Rory: "I wadna care a grain, sir, if it
were belter grass."
A (food Housewife.
The good housewife, when she is giving
her house its spring renovating, should
bear in mind that the dear inmates of he
house are more precious than many houses,
and that their systems need cleansing1 by
purifying the blood, regulating the stomach
and bowels to prevent and cure the diseases
arising lrom spring malaria aud miasma,
and she must know that there is nothing
that will do it so perfectly and surely as
nop Hitters, the purest and best ot medi
cines. Concord (N. II.) Patriot.
To all wlu are sull'ering from the errors
and indiscretions ofyouth.nervous weakness,
early decay, loss ot manhood, etc., I will
send a recipe that will cure you, free of
charge. This great remedy was discovered
by a Missionary in South America. Send
a self-addressed envelope to the Rev. Joseph
T. Inman, Station I), New York (Sty.
Feathers aro blown away by tho slight
est gale, and frivolous minds are diverted
by every breath, whilst Indigestion Dil
liousncss, Headache and disordered stom
ach are cured by Spring Rlossom. Prices:
if 1., .10 cents, and trial bottles 10 cents.
Help! Help! Help!
The lord helps those who help themselves:
The christian poets prate,
Spring Blossom always helps all those,
Whoso blood's in an impure state.
Prices: 1., .10 cents, and trial bottles 10
Be wise; simply call on your druggist
for "Dr. Seller's Cough Syrup," when you
have a cold or cough. i.'5 cents a bottle.
Motliml Mothers!! Mothers!!!
Aro you disturbed at r.ight and broken
of your rest by a sick child suffering and
crying with the excruciating pain of cutting
teeth! If so, go at once and get a bottle of
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. It will
relievo the poor littlo sullerer immediately
depend upon it; there is no mistake
alxmt it. There is not a mother on earth
who has ever used it, who will not tell you
at once that it will regulate tho bowels,
and give rest to the mother, and relief and
health to tho child, operating Hkfl magic.
It t perfectly sate to use in all cases, and
plcasnnt to the Uste, and is the prescrip
tion of one of tho oldest aud best female
physicians and nurses in the United State.
Sold everywhere i't cents a bottle.
NEW SEMES-NO. 231
There was a fight imminent between
two boys. One of them darkly hinted
that ho was bigger than the other. The
smaller who is the son of a deacon, de
fiantly retorted: "I diyi'tcare if you're
big us a elm roll debt; you can't scare
An Incensed German.
"Dis feller comes mit my saloon und
asks for peer," began the witness ns
Samuel Peters stood before the bar of
justice. " Vhen ho has one glass he tell
me to set em oop again. Vhen he has
two glasses he vas as dry as a prush
fence. He drinks six glasses right off,
und says I must shargo it to dor sinking
fund. I doan' know vat such tings
mean, und I lock dor door tmd makes
me all ready for a light mit him."
"Anil you had one?"
"Vel, you can see how my nose Is all
busted oop, und some plaok on my eye,
und such - bad feelings in my ear. I
vas Tiovhcro; yes 1 vas, Ivasnnder der
.."Who struck first?" -. . ,
"Vel, I gifs him a shendletapsondcf
noso to make him see dot he must pay
"Vou locked the door on him and
lapped him on the nose?"
"Well, the prisoner is discharged and
you may go home."
"Vhat! Doan' you send him up for
'Doan' I cit some Di'odection of der
"Not when you lock the door on a
man and begin tickling his nose."
"Vel, I nefer see! I might as vel
close oop my peesness und take poison.
Dot preaks mo all down like a child,
und I tells der vonians dot we move
pack to Milwaukee right off."
Lieut. Green, in his interesting
sketches of army life in Russia, writes
thus of (Jeu. SkobelefT: In return for
his care of his men, he demanded of
them, first of all, unhesitating, un
flinching, unquestioning obedience to
all his orders, If he ordered a man to
do anything, where immediate death
was as certain as the sun in heaven, he
expected to bo instantly obeyed, with
out so much as even a look or question
of surprise. Himself a man of wide
reading, speaking many languages, and
having traveled in many lands, lie gath
ered about him in his personal slatf as
rough and uncultured a lot of men as
ever I saw in ollieers' uniform; but
they answered his purpose to carry
orders, and, as he said, if ho ordered
one of them to rido his horse against
the muzzle of a discharging cannon, ho
would do so instantly.
His personal bravery was not only of
the most reckless character, but at
limes it seemed to partake of the merest
bravado, in which only extraordinary
luck prevented him from reaping in death
the well-earned reward of his foolishness.
1 In always vnru a iit ,nut, a white
I, ,ii un,l'rnna n n-nitit loii'so h.....
I simply bause other geuerals tisuany
avoided these tarret-inarks. Ho was
perpetually riding at a break-neck
speed over some fence or ditch, leaving
half his stall' and orderlies sprawling in
it. Ho never lost an opportunity ot dis
playing courage. Ho went into battle
in his cleanest uniform and fresh under
clothing, covered with perfume, and
wearing a diamond-hilled sword, in or
der, as he said, that he might die with
his best tdot lies on.
For a long time he wont, with evident
affection, a coal in which lie had been
wounded, and which had a conspicu
ous patch on the shoulder. Yet all this
was not mere bravado and nonsense,
but tho result of thought and almost
coldblooded calculation. It was intended
to impress his men, and it did so. They
firmly believed that he eotild not bo hit,
and whenever they saw a while horse,
coat, and cap among them, th!y knew
that was Skobeleff, and so long as he
was there they felt sure that everything
was going well.
"Why should a red cow give wmte
milk?" was tho subject for discussion
in a surburban agricultural club. After
an hour's debate, tho secretary of the
meeting was instructed to milk tho
cow, itnd bring in a decision according
to tho merits of the milk. It wius blue.
A burglar entered a miser's residence
at Corpus Christi, Texas, stole a trunk
supposed to contain money, curried it a
mile away, opened it, anil found noth
ing of value. Then ho returned to the
house in anger, demanded tho miser's
money or life, and received a bullet.
Ernest Graham and Ilelle Roper
started from ('lenient, 111., for St. Louis,
where they were to be married, lhey
were accompanied by Lewis Lindsay,
who was to be tho groomsman at the
wedding, and a party of relatives and
friends. Their train was delayed, and
they did not arrive in St Louis until
too late to have the ceremony per
formed at tho appointed time. Rut a
postponement was not the only disar
rangement of tho programme. Miss
Roper announced that during tho jour
ney she had changed her mind and'
would not marry Graham, but would
request the clergyman to make her the
wifo of Liudsay, which was done.
, A Little Gixl'g Sacrifice.
Awav back In the wildest rmrt nf
Ulster county, New York, Lillio Os-
norn, a gtrl six years old, occupied
frame house with lior father and moth
er. Durinir tho verv severe weather her
parents woro both siek with fever. Tho .
lire wood gave out, and the little tot
took her playthings and ma w keep
the tiro going with thorn. When these
gave out she prayou or nuip,
afUr a rood uoiglihor-James MoGantt
-camodn and provided for their neces
sities. Littlo Lillio became sick with
afterward, but she was Bparod
much suffering by the assistance afford
ed by charitable iaoy, wnose sym
pathy was excitod by the child's sacrU
lice of her toys.