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CAIRO. ILLINOIS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 8o, 1881.
NEW SERIES NO. 235
THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY R. HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1880.
Aatottrror LcoiiiH ahth, Jan. 1.
lohU m $ a'.WO.Wbi
Interest and rent b.
Nut profit ou liivvtmenL ,
.. HAW If Ml Mi
t ii,7in.it'i7 or.
Claim by death and matured endow
ment t V ''l HI
Dividend, turreader value., and au-
nultle 'i.HKi.llO HI
Dlaeonutrd endowment ami matured
tontlM) policie 1T!M
Total paid policy-holder 4,7!,!n7 W
Dividend on cap tal 7,00
Ageuctua aud cmmliou x.'U-'i no
Oeuural expense. Vl,rWM :io
8tle, couuty aud f Itv taxc hS,ts 70
Net ta.li asset., Dec. HI. 1W. . t W..M
Honda and mortgage. -- $ ,lM.4T'i ry)
I'mted slate atotk) ii..M,.J..V)l U)
Mate stock, city .lock., aud .lock.
autnorld by the law oi me ite
of New Vrk H.7.4-a 47
n. secured by bond, and .lock 7.I..Vij
Heal e.tate In New York auil llostun
and purchased under foreclosure.. H, (r,)M W
Cab on band in liauk and other tie
positones on interest and In transit
(.nice received) 2,1(1. "i is
Dus from ageuts on account of pre
mium. ana a
f :1K .lt.M
Market value uf Mock" and bonis
over cunt - X.WilM.V
Interest and renin due and accrued :iM.n i
Premium, dui and In proee.a of
collection (Irs. preoilumi paid in
advance. rlsM) ......
Deferred premium " -
Total a.-U, Doe.Sl.I-wt- S ' 3i
Total liabilities iDcltidifiie lryal ro
erv for reinsurance of all exist
ing policie. t :i!.Kl 11
Total undivided aurp'ua B.,iM 21
Of which belong, (a. computed) to
pul cle. la general class.... 4.!M',.IM al
Or which belong, (a. computed) to
pollclee In U'utlno dase l t) ili)
Risk Assumed in 1880,:5,17Ui05 00
Risks Outstanding 177,.V.i7,70:j 00
(JAIRO CITY FERRY' CO. .
THREE b&Q2 STATES.
On andafter Monday, June 7tb. and until lurther
notice the ferryboat will make tripe ae follow.:
Liavia have liav
Fot Fourth at. Mlacourl Land'g. Kentucky Ld".
l:fi. m. a. m. v a. in.
W:iWa. m. in sua. m. 11 a. m.
I:u0p. m. 2:) p.m. 3 n m.
4.:U0p.tn. 4::Jp.m. nfip.ra.
I p. m. 30 p.m. S p. rn
BOOTS AND bllUES
SH0E-M AK Ell.
Atheneum Uuildiiiff CcinnitTcial A v.
T'.ea only the very Beat Imported Stock and em
ploye the moat conipeteut workmen.
1)RICES REASONABLE and atifacllou
JJEW Y'ORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. P ATI Kit & CO.,
Cor. Nineteenth atreet fo 5 tin 111
Commercial Avoluu Villi U, 111.
yOCUM ife RRODERICK,
STAPLE and FANCY
Washington Avenue, Cor.
', Kipfhth Street,
Outfit aent frn in ihn.n who wlah to en
frage in the nmat pluaeant and profitable
lu.lne.. known, KvervthliiR new.
F Capital not reonlred. Wo will fnrul.b
r f Mvitrvthlnif
1- I'f) a day and upward, in yet
If MllTmadewllhpia .t.iylnii away from
home over tilgnt, No rl.k whatoviir. Many new
wcirk-r. wanted at once. M.nv ... n,.i.i.w r.,n.
unea the hualneaa. I.adlna mako aa much a.
nteu, oidyosnir boyt and girl. maaeKreat pay. No
one wno la wllllnit to work fall, to make more
nnnej every day than can be made In a week at any
other employment. Thoaa who engage at once
Will nun a anon roan 10 lonunu. AdrtreM II.
. t t hii.ii & tiM t. . .1 i r . . i u
UAkliiiri vv.i roriiau" nmiun.
Inhrlik, Koader, If ynu want bu.lne.'.l t
m. a k. waaV vnm .wn tiiwn. ftK nntflf 9 V?
-r wuicu for.un. m ouuer no. vbu uimkb Rreat
pay all the time thnr work, write for particular, to
II, lIAtuiin vo.,j-ortian.
Krotu ttio undivided aurplun. rcvrlonarv divl
deiida will be declared, available on .ettlemuut of
uextaiinual prumlutn, to ordinary parl.clpatlng
Thu vnluallon of the pollca outmandinK ban
been made on the Arm-clean experience table, tbu
le'iii i-iaijo.ird oi the hi uti- ii.cw York
t. W. rilll.LII'M,
.1 it. VAN tlr-E
We, Dm underpinned, have, In per.on, carefully
examineil the a couiii". and counWd and examined
in detail the ann-t. of the anctrty, and certify that
the foreiroliiK .tnteineni then-of l correct.
IlKNMNtiTON K KANDOl.rH,
JAMKH M. IIAI.HTKD.
THOM AS A ( I MMINb.
Hpeciul ('omtnlttee of thu Board of Director.,
appointed Oct. 7, Ikxi, to examine the a.fc-.a
and account, at the clow of the year.
HOARD OK DJUKt'TOKS.
(leurvll Hyde. ' Juha . Stewart,
tieyru'e l. Morgan, .lobn D June.,
(.ieiirite 'I'. Adee, Robert Ia iiox Kennedy,
HcuryA. Hilrlbiit. batiuey M . Dcpew,
llrnrv V Spatildiuu, II ujainui WlUlariinoti,
William II. Kong, Henry II. Alexander,
ft illi.m A. v heeloi-k, William Walker,
I'ark- r lliindy. Henry Day,
William I., l.iuibert, K IWiudinot t'o'.t.
Ili-vryii M iri'iacid Thoma. A Diddle.
Jani- .W. Al'-xandt r, Oeoru'e W. I'arletun.
Henry S. Terliell iieoreti. Kelloatf.
Thonia-s. You l. )'" K. Navarro,
Tlirnna. A. I 'iiimiiip., .lobn i. Mcfonk,
Robert Itii-K, W. WliliewriL'ht,
Daniel l. I.urd, Stephen II. Phillip.,
lame. M II!l.-d, hainuel W . 'J'urrey,
Horace I'urier, (.liarle. . Lamina.
Kriward W l.ainlii rt. alnHel Holme..
II. K. Rnndididi, TheiKlore WeMon,
Al.n.i-n 1 rak. Alexander P. Irvin,
John Mo iue, T. l)e Witt uyler,
A'hbel lireeu. I.ou-a FitL'erald,
Nauniel llnrrovie. William M. 1UP.
Ilenrv V. Duller, William Alexander.
i.eor:e II. Mevtart, bamuel (t. tioodrirh .
.IAMKS W. ALEXANDER. Vine IWt.
SAMl'KL RORROWE, .1 Vice i'ns't.
E. W. Lambert. M. D., E.iw'd Curtis, M. I).
E. W. Scott, Superintt tKlt-nt ( Agencies.
N'urth Western Depttrtnu-Dt.
i Dearborn Sjreei. Chirairo.
W. N. CHAIN K, Oeucral Manager.
K. A. lll'R.VETT, Agent,
Maynr-.S". B. Thi.tlewood.
Treasurer Kda ard lR-uonia.
Clerk-Deunl.. J. Foley.
Counselor--Win. B. Ollbert.
Mar.hal J. II. Itnbin.on.
Attorney William lleudrick.
IWI1RI) OP ALI)EKXK.
Kirt Ward -M. J Rowley. Peter Saup.
Second Ward David T. 'Llnegar. Jee Hiukle.
Third Ward-Ephert Smith. B. , Blake.
Kourtb Ward . barlea O. Palier, Adolph Swo
fifth Ward T. W. Hallidav. Erne.t B Petttt.
Circuit Judt'e - D. ,1. Baker,
t'lrcult Clerk-A. 11 Irvin
( ounu .Indt'--- K. S Yoiim
County C'l'-ra h. . J. Hiimra.
County Attorney--J M. Damroti.
Countv Trea.urer-Mile. W. Parker.
Countv Ciinimiraiiitii r.-T W. Hallidav. J. A.
liibba aud .-ainuel llriley.
CtAIRO BAPTIST. -Temperance hall on Tenth
V.treet: preaching llr-tand third Sundava In
eac month. 11 a m. and 7:i o. m. ; prayer meet
ing Thnraday. 7::np. m : Sunday .chool. :l a.m.
Rev. A. J. II ESS, Pa.tor.
pillRCH OF THE REDEEMER KpUcopal)
J Fourteenth street; bundav Morning pravera
V).ft) a. m.: evening urayera. 7:) D. m.: Huhdav
rhuol SI ::) a. m. Friday evening prayer 7:30 p. m.
l-MRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHCRC'U
r Preaching at W:rn m.. a ii. m.. and 7:Sn n. m.
Sulibath .rhool at 7: p. in. Rev. T. J. Shore..
f I'TllKRAS-Tliirteeiith .treet; .ervii.ee Sab
J J bath 1:31) a. m.: Sunday ecbool!2D.m. Rev.
K nappe, paator.
METHODIST-Cor. Eighth and Walnut .treeti;
Preaching Sabbath 10:.) a. m. and 7 n. m.:
prayer meeting, Wednesday 7:t) p. m.; Sunday
School, S a. ro. Rev. Whlttakrr, pator.
IJRESBYTKRIAN -Elgbth .treet; preaching on
Sabbath at 11:1X1 a. ni. and 7:3" p. m.: prayer
mietlug Wedne.dav at 7:3') p.m.; Sunday School
at 1 p. m. Rev. B. V. '.teorc, pa.tor.
ST. JOSEPH'S -(Roman CaUdllr) Corner Cro.a
and Walnut .treet.; .ervice. Sabbath 10:30a.
n. ; Sunday School at 2 p. id. ; Ve.pera 3 p. m. ; .er
ne c every day al H p. m.
t"T. PATRICK'S "Otomau Catholic) Corner Ninth
O .treet and Washington avenue; aervlce. Sab
oath H and 10 a. m.; Ve.pera 3 p. m.; Sunday School
t p. m; .ervice. every day at 8 p.m. Rev. Muster-ton
QE0IWE II. LEACH, M. D-,
I'liysicirtii and Surgeon.
Special attention paid to the Ilomcopalblc treat
ment of .urgical disease., and dieea.ea of women
Ollice: No. 1(1 Eighth street, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, III..
)R. E. W. WIIITL0CK,
OrniJi No. 13B Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth and Ninth Street
J)R. W. 0. .IOCELYN,
D K NT1ST.
OFKICE-Klghlli 8trcet. near Commercial Aveuna.
City Ci.ehk'h Omi te, j
t'Aiuo, I Li,., March itiih, 1H1 (
Pnhlie nolir" I. hereby given that on Tuesday
thu llllh day f April. A D. IKM.a gem-ral elec
tion wU be. held ni the city of Cairo. Alexander
com. tv, elate of 1 Hnoii, for the election of the
fo low ing named officer., vlr.: A Mayor, City Clerk,
City Tma.urer. City Attorney, Police Magistrate,
and one Alderman from each of the live ward a of
tbeclty. For the till riio of said election polls
will he opened at the following named place., via !
In the First Ward, at the Atheneum building, ou
Commercial avenue between HlxJi aud Seventh
airm-ls; In the Second Ward al the engine house
or the Rough and Ready lire company; In thu
Third Ward, at tho engine house of thu lllbern an
lire company; In the Fourth Ward. at. tho court
house; In the Fifth Ward, at th storehouse build
ing of James Carroll, on the northwest corner of
Twenty-eighth street and Commercial veuiio..
Hnld elect Ion will buopnued nt eight o'clock In the
morning and continue open until aeveu o'clock li
the afternoon of same day.
By order of the City Council. , , ,
I)..!. FOLEY, City Clerk.
Itching Humors, Scaly Humors, Blood
Humors, HjM'edily, permanently and
economically cured when plipsirlanx
and all other methods fail.
CITICLRA HFhOI.VENT.lhe new Blood Puri
fier, internally. (.TTtri'liA. a Medicinal .lull v. shbIbI-
ed by the CiTii t:HA MaiiieiKAi. ami Toilkt Shaw
externally, have performed the most miraculous,
cures ol It- hlug, Scaly and Srrolulous Humors
ever recorded In medical annals.
F. II. Drake, Km . ai-eiit for llarnvr and Broth
ers. Detroit. Mich . giv: an astonishing account
of hi. ca.e (Kc.enia Rodent), which bad been
treaien ny a consultation or physlclana without
benefit, and w hich speedily yielded to the Cutieiira
Will McDonald. ZAi Dearborn Street. Chicago,
greatlully acknowledge, a cure of Salt Rheum on
ead, neck, face, arms and leg, for seventeen
years; notable to walk except ou hands and knee.
lor one yar; not able to help himself for eight
year.; tri.-d I unilreils of r niedit ; doctor.-, pro
flounced hi. case hoiii lens. neMiiaiieutlv cured bv
Cutieiira Reuie iies.
RI NO WORM.
(eo V. Brown. IS Marshall street. Providence.
R.I . cured bv Cuticura Reiaede s of a Ringworm
Buiiinr. got at a barber's, which spread all over his
ears, neck and face, and for six years rc-ifteil all
Kiiin oi i eatmi iii.
S. A. Steele, Eo., Chicago. Ill,, .avs: ' I will say
that belore I used Cutieiira Kemedles 1 was in a
fearful state, and bad given uu all hope of ever hav
ing any relief. Tb y have perlormed w oijd';rlnl
cure for me, and of my ohu free will and accord I
Cutieiira Ifemedle. are nrepared by WEEKS t
POTTER, Chemist. and Druggists, :nl Washing
ton .tn-et. Boston, and are for ule by all Drug
gists Price of Cutieiira. a M di inal Ji-lly. small
boxes. Mi rents: large boxes. (1 ; Cuticur Resolv
ent, the new Blood Purifier, fc; per bottle Ciiticu-
ra Medicinal Toilet Soap. i ceiiis Cutieiira Me
dicinal Shaving Soap, ir, cents; in bars for barbers
and large con. uniers, Ml cents All mailed free on
receipt of price
Send f -r ll.ustrated TreRti-e on the Skin.
Clear Head and Voice, Ea.y Rreatliing.
Sweet Ureatli, IVrfect Smell, Taste
anil Hearing, no Cough, no Chok
ing, no Distress.
Sancoku's Kaukai. Ct nr. Catariihal Sm.
st and Im-iiovF.n Imialxh. with .Heciflc di
reclious. may now he had of all drugs-ist. neath
wrapped In on- package, for one dollar. Ask
ur il A i I.IJ . IAIIH AL V I UK.
Thi. economical and ncrver laillne treat men In
tantly cb anse. the ral passage of putrlc
mucous, (ubdue. Inflamation when extending u
the eye, ear aud throat, restore, the sene. o
mell. tn.te and hearing when affected, leave-l
he hrtath xweet. the breathing easv and even
ense iu a g-ateiiu anr, soothed condition. In
ernally administered it cleanse tb' entire mn
otissvstem through the blood, whb i it onriile,
if the acid poison alwav. pr.-.ent l. Catarrh,
reconnn-'iidrd by a'l (irnggisis. '
'ieueral Agents WEEKS & POTTER.
4 f& I ftW I'NI'KRMENTEDMAI.T,
afk9 mJi I Hops, Calisava and iron. Nu
iWi Va I 'Medicine like it for the
p 1 Blood, Brains. Ne-ves and
i.M,,,'.,J: y l ungs. New life lor fune-
Wts' - t'Olis weakened by disease,
U ! rt debiliiv and dissipation.
(J ITTLKV I'o-iliv cure for l.lv.-r. Kid
1 I 1 uey and I'rinary ditllciiltles.
Comfiirt and .treiiglh for Delicate Keinab and
Nursing Mothers Purest and bet metlclne
called ' Bitters " Sold evervwhere. MALT HIT
TERS COMPANY, Boston, Mass.
T-HE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W. P. HALLIDAY, President.
H. L. 11 ALI.IDAY, Vlcc-Pwaldcni.
TH08. W. HALLIDAY, Cashier.
. TAAT6 TATIX1K, W. P. RAU.nUT,
BBKR' L. HALL1UAT, II. H. Ct'NNINOUAM,
. D. A-ILUAHBON, STEI'HEN BIRD,
Q. R. CANPRI.
Exehantre, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Deposit received and a general tanking business
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ru.uly Illiistralod.-Prlco. ta.na, Jt 1 h'lVhod,
and now lull. auveiiluuntTi edition. Tn oniv
niHitt of it. kink. Huru succes. to evorv Airunt
., Vi -v ""seripi0ll.
1 hose wishing to become Agent,, ..hires for
0. W. CARLETON t CO., Publl.her, N.Y.CIty
, Rc-t. W. F. Whitaker in suffering with
Mr. It. Kunz, ot Ht. Louis, Mo., was in
Mr. J. U. Hess, of Charleston, Mo., was
in Cairo yesterday.
Air. R.J, Murphy, of Taducah, Ky., was
in this city yesterday.
Mrs. Dr. Petrie is visiting her mother
this week in Ballard county.
Judge V. II. Green has returned home
after an extended trip to the south.
The little child of Mr. D. F. King, the
up town cabinet-maker, has the meanles.
Mr. R. II. Bradly and wife, ot Hopkitis
ville, Ky., were guests at the Planters house
Mr. George Fisher left ou the Cairo and
Vincennea railroad yesterday to he gone
w;vi ral daya.
Mr. C. A. Meirill, a Sandusky business
man, was in Cairo yesterday and called on
Miss F. Woodward, of Padueah, Ivy.,
came down from Padueah yesterday, en-
route for St. IJU1R.
Messrs. T. L. Glenn anil sun and Henry
Stephens, ot Rlandville, Ky., were in Cairo,
stopping at tiie planter's House yesterday.
Among the guests at the Planter's House
yesterday were: Messrs. J. II. Greiner, A.
P. Clack and L. H. Chapnvin, ot 8t. Imis,
Mo., and D. T. Darrell, of Chicago, III.
Mr. Thomas Robinson, brother-in-law of
CupUin Falls, who hasl :en here for several
days looking after his properly interests,
will return to Philadelphia, his home, to
day. At the Hotel de Winter the following
guests were registered yesterday, among
others: Messrs. L. E. Rowley and Henry
White and wife, of Chicago, III., and Au
gust Kraatz, of St. Louis, Mo.
Master in chancery of Alexander cwunty
to Ella E. Waddell; certificate of sale,
dated March 29th, 1881, for t3 twenty
five to thiry inclusive, in block fifty-eight
in the First addition to the city of Cairo.
Consideration nine hundred dollars.
COUNTY COURT RECORD.
The following is a list of the cases which
came up for a hearing in the last term of
the county court, slmwing al.so the manner
in w hich they were disposed of. The court
has adjourned until Monday, April 11th,
when the cases still remaining untried, of
which there are only three or lour, will
have a hearing.
Watkins and Gillilard vs. Wm. Wago
ncr.assumpsit; continued at plaintiffs cost.
The People vs. Julia Jones, vagabond,
continued; continued with alias capias for
The People vs. Mary Lee and Maggie
Lee, vagabonds, continued; continued with
alias capias for defendant.
The People vs. Bettie Murrell, Patsy
Robinson, Sallie Taylor, Sophia Reed,
Fannie Walker and Ada Hill, vagabonds,
continued ; continued with alias capias for
The People vs. Andrew J. Brown, cruel
ly killing an animal, continued; stricken
from the docket with leave to reinstate.
The People vs. R. F. Duncan and Jessie
Duncnn, resisting an officer, continued;
motion to fprnsh indictment sustained.
The People vs. Alex. Sweney and Ed.
Coleman, false pretenses, cert i lied from
circuit court; live days iu county jail and
lino of one hundred dollais.
The People vs. Grace Winsor, renting
houses for purposes of prostitution, certi
fied from circuit court; continued with
alias capias for defendant.
The People vs. Alexander H. Ireland,
selling liquor without liewisc, certilied
from circuit court; continued.
The People vs. John Smith and James
Anderson, larceny, certified from circuit
court; Smith acquitted, Anderson con
tinued. The People vs. Nathan Newman, larce
ny, certilied from circuit court; non-appearance
ami sci. fa. awarded against sureties.
The People vs. Johnson Fisher, aiding
in an escnpo, certilied from circ.ut court;
found guilty and motion for now trial al
Tho People vs. Win. Roberts, larceny,
certilied from circuit court; one day id
cminty jail and fine of fifteen dollars.
The Peoplo vs. Maria Geek, keeping
house of ill fume, certified from circuit
court; fine of ono hundred dollars and
costs, appeal allowed.
The Peoplo vs. Geo. W. McKeaig, rent
ing premises for uses of prostitution, certi
fied from circuit court; nollled.
Tho People vs. Horace llannon, renting
premises for purposes of prostitution, ccr-J
titled from circuit court; acqulttud.
Tho Peoplo vs. Bridget Callahan, routing
promie for purposes ol prostitution, cer
tified from circuit court; acquit tod. -
Tho Peoplo vs. Francis Vincent, renting
premises tor purposes of prostitution, cer
tifled from circuit court; nollied.
J. Uauimfc Co. vs. Durham & Cauble,
assumpsit, appearance; judgement for
Nancy E, Whitehead vs. Alfred Comings
and Byron McNiff, trespass, appearance;
John Antrim vs. Illinois Central railroad,
garnishment, appeal from A. Comings, J.
P.; judgment tor defendant, appeal allow
ed. The People vs. Knob Thomas, gambling;
Chas. H. Coleman vs. Alexander Co. bank,
right ot property; verdict for defendant
and appeal allowed.
The People vs. Frank Adams ami Dun'l
Hudson, cutting timber, information; recog
The People vs. W. T. Scott, keeping
gambling-house, information; acquitted.
The People vs. George Robinson, keep
ing gambling-house, information; acquit
ted. The People vs. Wm. Harrell, renting
house for purposes of prostitution, informa
The People vs. Marmaduke Ensminger,
renting house for purposes of prostitution,
The People vs. Margaret A. Welman,
renting house for purposes of prostitution,
The People vs. Hattie Owens, keeping
house of ill fame, information; plead guil
ty and fined thirty-five dollars and costs.
The People vs. Annie Ua.ell, keeping
house, of ill fame, information; plead
guilty and fined thirty-five dollars and
The People vs. John McNulty, renting
house for purposes of prostitution, intorma
The People vs. John Pilliards, selling
liquor contrary to law, etc., information;
fined twenty dollars and costs.
The People vs. Benjamin Duncan and
Jessie Duncan, resisting officer, intorma
The People vs. Hiram F, Putnam and
James R. F. Standard, selling liquor with
out license, inform ition ; acquitted.
The People vs. Sarah Higgins, keeping
house of ill-fame, information; acquitted.
The People vs. Laura E. McGraysoc,
permitting house to be used for ill-fame;
The People vs. Henry Wilson, larceny;
county jail for three days and fined ten dol
lurs and costs.
The People vs. James M. Damron, pat
ronizing house of ill-fame, information; ac
quitted. TO "I. A. ).," OF CAIRO, ILL.
Dear Madam :
'Tis said that "a fellow feeling makes us
wondr'u kind," let this be the apology ot
"an old bach," tor presuming to intrude
into the private annoyances Hiid grievous
nesses ot the sacred sisterhood of surTcrinsr
Mistress Elizabeth Prudence McGregcor,
my fraternal grandmother, was one of
those energetic, thorough going women ot
which her nationality is so proud. The
mother of seven children all boys stal
wart, sturdy lads enough, but of little use
about the house. "Help," even then, con
sisting as it did of the bonnie biue-eyed
lassies, with their llaxon, cunning ringlets,
was not like one's own daughters, hut were,
as my grand-dame was often heard to ex
press, "mair a plague nor pi astir."
Tho little help she had trom her
own "laddies" was "na sure" when
they all grew up and were put to work
that paid better than to assist her in her
housekeeping paid them, wheu, of course,
only one pair of hands were left to do
everything. Now, madame, Mistress
McGregcor, was not ono of those nervous
females that a few weeks of heavy work
would prostrate she was strong of limb
and strong of brain tho good health of
each she took care to preserve to tho oldest
kind of an old age, even there where an old
person is not so rarely seen as here one is
seen. Rut even she could not (would not)
stand the wear an havoc of the d lily round
of drudgery that must bo gone through
within every well kept household of the di
mensions of hers, and so she fell upon and
worked out the plat) upon which in liter
years the socialist or communist built up
their societies. My grandmother summoned
her sympathizing neighbors to a "high
teu"ono Wednesday afternoon, and then and
there these good women decided th.it
"something must be done," and that they
must do it. To condense my story (I per
ceive it grows alarmingly long) I will just
give you tho outline of their proceedings,
hoping that it may serve you in good hand,
as I know it so well served them. A com
mittee, was appointed to call on tho village
baker, dressmaker, cundlemaker and char
woman ; theso constituting the tour princi
pal public characters in the place, tho
"inaBtor ()' the Kirko" alone, being of more
importance, and to these four noted people
a proposition was ruado to give to thorn the
exclusive custom of all these thirty , fami
lies, the number the committee represented,
on condition that the goods or work ot
each be of a character and .i
reduced rato that in ado the one acceptable
and tho other wholesome. The agreement
was made, was strictly lived up to by all
the parties, and gave perfect and entire
satisfaction to each. No more bread
baking, now, no tallow-dips to be atrial
to ones cleanly soul, no heavy family wash
or "Blue Mondays" and no stitching 'til
the wee small hours, when the body ached
and the brain was wearied. The baker
grew opulent good bread, lower prices,
steady custom. The Sunday's dinner was
often given over to his case on Saturday
afternoon custard, roast, cake, or what
not to be in readiness for the next day.
The charwoman or washwoman, as we
pronounce her, hired all die assistance she
needed, and was proud ot her work that was
never hurried through orslightod. Thus you
see, Madame, how the housework was sim
plified. The wages, the waste, the board
ami the plague of a hired girl wero saved,
besides thcdisagreeablc worry and hurry that
attends all "heavy days" in a family. Tho
eternal fire, "a' great item there" was not,
and these strong, rosy Scotch women grew
stronger and rosier and happier, and were
better off in purse, at the end of their tiial
year than when they began the experiment.
These reforms, ended not in this the knit
ting and flax-spinning was reduced to suit
the economy of the inroads already made
on their old established usages in tho mat
ter of housework. They found hy actual
experimenting in their several homes
how much less work was absolutely
needed to make all "bonny"
and comfortable. Tins was a long time
ago. There were no canned fruits, no
canned meats, vegetables or soups; nor
hundreds of the ready-to-use articles that
are so common now. I recollect hearing
my father tell my own mother all this, over
and over again, and to impress upon her
the beauties of his mother's way of house
keeping. To give her full credit I think
my mother acted upon it, for I know wc
were never "in her way" or a "trouble" to
her, as I see my sisters' and friends' chil
dren are to them, and still I am quite cer
tain no other woman ever had or made a
ple-.santer home for herself and her five sons
than my mother had and made for hers.
Madame I subscribe myself yours . re
spectfully, An Old Batch.
The Champion Safes Work, 251 Broad
way, New York. Frank 0. Herring, Esq.,
reports the use of St. Jacobs Oil for stiff
ness and soreness of tho shoulder, with
most pleasant and efficacious effects.
Cauio. 111., March 29th, 1881. (
Present Aldermen Blake, Howley and
Absent Mayor Thistlewoo'd and Alder
men Hallidav, Hinkle, Linegar, Patier,
Pettit, Smith and Swoboda 7.
The mayor being absent, the clerk called
the meeting to order.
On motion of Alderman Howley, Alder
man Saup wa3 called to the chair.
A quorum not being presen on motion
of Alderman Blake, meeting adjourned.
D. J. Foley,
The Begonia and Cashmere Shawls.
About two centuries ago a French
navigator named Begon brought from
Asia a new plant, which is still called
after him, begonia. Few readers would
suspect the part this plant plays in tho
production of the handsome shawls so
prized by ladies. Tho best by far of
theso are made in Cashmere, a beauti
ful district at the foot of the Himalaya
Mountains. The material used in their
manufacture is the finest down from the
Thibet goat. Every ono has probably
remarked the singularly graceful pat
terns with which they are ornamented,
and perhaps wondered whether thoy
were studies from nature or the pro
duction of tho artist's brain. They are
tho former. Nature in the E;ust supplies
admirably graceful leaves on which tho
sun designs delie.'ito ornaments, aud tlioj.
workmen of Cashmero imitato them, as
the Grecian sculptors copied tho curves
of tho acanthus in tho Corinthian cap'
itals. These leaves are those of the Lo
gon in. When the French arrived in
Egrpf, at tho end of the last century,
they wero surprised to see the Orientals
wearing costumes, shawls, turbans,
sashes, etc., of beautiful cashmere
work. I hey greatly admired these
dresses, which fell so "gracefully on tho
human form. When the conquerors of
the pyramids returned to Franco they
displayed their rich booty, which im
mediately camo into fashion among the
ladies. From that period thoy iiave
constantly remained in high favor.
' Their prices vary fropt I'.'OO to 4'X).
Under tho empire, no lady with any
pretension wont out wit hout a Cashmere .
shawl. Tho tasto for these articles, al
though ma so great us formerly, has
not entirely ceased. However, it is
very rarely now that a person wears a
real Indian Cashmero; the articles in
general use are the product of trench
A Modern Poet.
What is a modern poets fate, to write his
thoughts upon a slato, ,
The critic spits on what is done, gives it a
wipe and all is gone,
Like Rheumatism from our bodies fly,
When Thomas' Eclectrio OU we try, .