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CAIRO. ILLINOIS. THUIiSMY
NEW SERIES NO. 23G
uuiuuiW, MAitUU '31, 1881.
THK TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL 8TATEMKNT 0F THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASU11ANCE SOCIETY
OP THE UNITED STATES, 120
FOR THE YEAR ENDI
AMoDMTor Ledum maim, Jan. 1.
Intorent and rent
Net profit ou Investment. ,
4,T1 H'7 05
Clalmahy death and matured endo... $ -,7,VI t-l
mmta I an-
iMvtdrmla, aurroader value., au' 2,104, III) 01
Dl.countrd endowment nd .' ITH 'M (tt
tontine polkle. -
.oldera 4,7W7 V,
Total paid policy 7(,(H)(
Dividend od capital .... tuu'a" . . . ". . i,4'jn do
A(eDclt and cwmmla J'.fcAW :ui
General eipcnaea . .t r uma KS,M 70
State, county and t t . . , . -
Kt r. MK-ti, Doe. 31, MSO. . t 40l.W( (
Bonda and mortgage...... f H.ovM'i VI
United Blatna atocka j.Ma.Mi ijU
Htau atocka, city atocka, and ato k.
authorized by the lawa of tbe note
of New Vork - . H.'7.4 47
Loana aecuwa hy bond, and atocka 7.t(rl.JiiJ SH
Heal ealala Id New Vork and Ho.ton
and purchased under forecloaure.. Mi..! Hi
Caah on hand In banka and olb'-rdi-
poaitonaa oniutrn .t auii In traiiml
laiuce received) T iri
Dos from aenu on account of pre
mluma M i
Market value of atocka and bowl,
over Cot . l.!W1.0M,'.
Interval and renta due and accrued. . W.S'is W
.'ramtama due aud In proeca of
collection tie, premluma paid lu
advance, $fti.M) IM.WMn
Deferred premluma-" S.1H..VA 3fi
Total aaiH, Dec. 31 , IhhO 41. 1 3i
Total llaMllliea inrludinn li-gal re
aerve for rein.urance of all flut
Toul ondivided aurplua.
, :sl.i. M II
, t .J.iM '-'I
Of which belong (a computed) to
palicle. la general clan.... . . 4t'i,M Jl
Of which belonf. (a computed) to
pollclea In ton tine clan 4.JKi.ii Hi
Risks Assumed in 1U80, $:.!., 17O..I05 oo
Risks Outstanding - $177,5'j7,70:$iO
QAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE fcP2 STATES.
On and after Monday, June 7Ui, and until turther
notice tbe ferry boat will make nipt aa followa:
LIAVIt LIAVIK LIAVta
foet Fourth at. Miaaoari Land'g. KeHurky Ld'r
8:nfl . m. H::yi a. m. a. m.
lKa. n. M .Vla. m. 11a.m.
4:00 p.m. 2:4) p.m. If K.
4:U0p.m. 4)p.m. S;a)p.m.
2 p.m. t:Vi p.m i p. ra
BOOTS AM) SHOKS
Atheneani BuilJin? Conimrrciul A v.
t'ei only tbe very Beat Imported Stock and em
ploy! tbe moat competent workmen.
I)RICBS REASONABLE and aaliaractlon
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
C. O. P ATI Ell & CO.,
Cor. Nineteenth atrott ) ('iw 111
Commercial Avenue J aiil, 111.
yOCUM & BRODERICK,
STAPLE and FANCY
Washington Avenue, Cor.
Eighth St root.
OAIHO - - ILLS
i Outfit tttrnlahnd Iroe, with full In-
a-"'"-""", lor conmii'tinu itu moat.
Iprnfltabln btl.itinaa lli.l anv nun ran
runaaiieln. Thu btialuraa la ao eaay
tn luitn. AtlH i . . -.
'r " ' t inniruciiona are o
almple and plain, that any ono can
Mt1Prol fr0'n 'i? rt. No tino can full
who la willing to work. Women are aa ancceaaliil
aa men. Boya and Klrla can earn larun aiima.
MViy have made at the huaiiieaa over one hnndred
...illara In a alntrlti WHnlc. Ntittilt,., iil... i.
. . ... m. ,MM II, I VI T
All t UU VI1K
Invent capital lu It. We take all thu rl.k. Thoao
who need ready money, ebould wtlre to u. at once,
AH furnlahnd rrnt. Addroia TRUE A CO., Au
BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
NO DECEMBER 81, 1880.
r"rnru the umlividud aurplua. reveralonarr dlvl
dunda will be declared, available on aettlement of
p"'-.""11 )r"m'um' 10 or(llnBry prtlclpatlng
The valuation of the pollclea outatandin haa
been made on the American experience table, the
b'Ksl rtandard nf tbe .tale of New York.
J. ti. VAN ClhB. jActuarUi.
Via. tliu nnderaiuned, have, tu peraon, carefully
examined tbe acouiiln, and counted and eiamined
in detail tbe iuku of the aoclety, and certify that
the fon nolug atau-ment thereof la correct.
, HKNNINtiTON K. RANDOLPH,
JAMES M. HAI.8TK1),
THOMAS A. CUMMINS,
JIKNHV H, TEKHtLL,
Special Committee of tbe Board of Director,
appointed Oct. 7. 1S), to rxamloe the aaaeta
and arco'.inta at tbe rloae of tbe venr.
Il.nnr M TI
Oeort'e I). Morijan,
Oeorge T. Adee.
Henry A. Hurlbul,
Henry K. Spanldinit,
Willlum 11. KoKK,
William A. Wheelock,
William ti. Lambert,
Henry li. Marq-iand
Jami ii W. Alexander.
Henry H. TiTb. ll
Tboniaa S. Youne,
Thoniii A . Cnnimlua,
Daniel I). I..,rd,
laine. M Halii'(,
Kdward W. Lambert,
II. V. Handoliib.
I u till Kloine,
Henry V. Kntler,
teor'e H. hleiart,
.loliu I) J one.,
Itobert Lenox Kennedy,
bauncy M. Depew,
H njanun Wllliamaon,
K. itoHdinot Colt,
Thomaa A Hiddle,
Oeorxe W.l arleton,
fieore (t. Kello(j,
J o.e If. jSavarro,
John J. McCook,
Stephen H. Flitllip.,
Samuel W. Torrey,
Charlea U. Landoa,
Alexander P. Irvin,
1. De Witt I'uyier,
William M. Bit...
Samuel (i. Goodrich .
JAMES ALEXANDER. Vice Prca't.
SAM 1' EL BORROWE, 2d Vice IWt.
E. W. Lambert, M. D., Edw'd Curtis, M. D.
E. W. Scott, Su)rintt ndcut of Agtucics.
North AVetcrn iK'pHrtmeut.
li Dearborn Street, Chicago.
W. N. t'RAINE, Ocucral Mansytr.
E. A. BL'KXETT, Airent,
TrMiiir!r Kdward Dexonie.
Clerk Deonla. J, Foley.
Counelor--Wm. B. (illbert.
Mar.hal .1. II. KnMuoou.
Attorney William Hendricka.
XURD OP ALDIHHIK.
KirM Ward-M .1 Uowley. Peter Saup.
Second Ward - David T. Llneirar, Je.ae ninkle
Third Ward-Egbert Smith. B. V. Blake.
Kourth Ward-barlea O. Patler, Adolph Swo-
fifth Ward-T. W. Hallidar, Krneat B. Petttt.
Circuit J mice 0. J. Maker.
Circuit Clerk-A. H. Irvlu.
Connty Judtie K s Yocum.
County Clerc-s. J. Jlnmni
County Attorney J. M. Damron.
County Treaaurer-Milea W. Parker.
Slieiitf -John Hodge..
( nroner It Fitzjrrald.
County Ci.mmlnionera-T. W. Halliday, J. A
(ibb. and ,-ainuel Itnley.
MKNEKAL DKLIVEKY open i:m . m.: cloaea
t e:)p m.; Sunday: 8 to a. m.
Money Order Department open at 8 a. m.; cloaea
S p. tn.
Through Exprea. Maila via Illlnoia Central 3:40
MlaaiMippi Central (UHroada cloae at 9 p. m.
Cairo and Poplar Bluff Tbrouk-b nd Way Mall
;bii r at 1 p. m.
Way M.il via Illltiola Central, Cairo and Vin
culum, and Mia..aippi Central Kallroada cloie at
' : l.'i p . in .
Way Mall for Narrow Gatie Railroad cloaca at
8 :'M) i. m.
Cairo and Evantvllle River Route clonca at i,:X)
p. m. daliy (except Friday).
CtAIRO BAPTIST. -Temperance hall on Tenth
J atreet; preaching flrt and third Sundaya in
ran month. 11 a m. and ":: o. m ; prayer meet
InnTlinriiday, 7;:ip. m. ; Sunday .chool, ::) a.m.
Rev. A. J. 1IKS9, Pa.tor.
pHtHCIl OF THE REDEEM ER-Epl.copal)
J Fourteenth atreet; Hundav Morning prayer
lO 'tt) a. m.; evening prayera,V:30 p. m.; Sunday
chool a. m. Friday evening prayer 7:U0 p. m.
LIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH.
r Preaching at 10:) a. m., i p. m., and 7:S0 p. m.
Sabbath erbool at 7::) p. m. Itev. T. J. Sborea,
LUTHERAN -Thirteenth atreet; aervitca Sab
J bath 1 :W a. m.j Sunday achool t p, in. Rev.
METHODIST-Cor. Eighth and Walnut atreeta;
Preaching Sahhath 111:.) a. m. aud 7 p.m.;
grayer meeting. Wedne.day 7:.K) p. m.; Sunday
chool, tl a. m. Kcv. Whlttaker, paotor.
1UESBYTKHIAN Klghth atreet; preaching on
Sabbath at 1 1 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.; prayer
meeting Wedne.day at 7:90 p.m.; Sunday School
at .1 p. m. Rev. U. V. 'Jeorc, paotor.
QT JOSEPH'S -(Roman Catholic) Comer Crow
O and Walnut atruela; aervicee Sabbath 10:8(1 a.
it. ; Sunday School at 'i p. m. ; Veapera S p. m. ; .or
ncei every day at 8 p. m.
ST. PATRICK'S H Roman Catholic) Comer Ninth
alNM't mirt V.aitlliiti,i avunnn. an.vlpa. Uak.
tli Hand lo a. ni.; Ve.pera 3 p. m.j'Bunday School
pri"t' l'rvlcc uvory da' at p' m' Rcv' Manti'itMiii
Q.EOIWE II. LEACH, M. I),
Pliysician and Surgeou.
Special attention paid to the, Homeopathic treat
Snd'hUtfren ,VMV' Ild Ull!l,'i of women
Ofllce: No, to Eighth etruet, ,, Commurclal
avenue, I alro, Ilia.
pit E. W. WHITL0CK,
Or rim No. 1M Commercial Avonuo, between
Eighth and Ninth Htreuu
J)R. W. C. J0CELYN,
OFFICK-Elghtk Street, near Commercial Avenue.
Af'f'iweuk In yotir own town, !iontnt free. No
Xtlllrlak. Ruacler, If you want bualne.ai at
Sr 'which poraona of ollheraei can make great
pay all the time they work, write for particular! to
H. HALLBTT A CO., Portland.
PROPRIETOR OF BPROAT'8 PATENT
Wholesale Iealer in lee.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Car Loads a Speeialtv.
Cor. Twelfth Street anl Levee,
rpHE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W. p. HALMDAY, President.
H. L. HALLIDAY. Vlce-Preaidett.
THOS. W. HALLIDAY, Cai-hier.
iTAATa TATtIR. W. p. RAUJDAT,
aaar v. baixidat, h. u. ccmninhhaii,
. B. ATJJJAIlaoH, HTBI'HKN BIKD,
B. B. CANDtl.
RxcbaDaTe, Coin and Uuited States Bonds
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Depoeit received and a general I Hiking bumne.i
g 5 1
FLAVORING t. TRACTS.
Natural Fruit Flavors.
Prepared from the choicest
Fruits, without coloring, poison
out oils, acids, or artificial
Essences. Ahnnjs uniform, in.
ntrenqth, without anu adultera
tions or impurities. Hare gained
their reputation from their per
fect purity, superior strength
and quality. Admitted by all
who ha ve used them as the most
delicate, grateful and natural
flavor for cakes, puddings,
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, III., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Maker of Lupnlin Yea.it Oemi,
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder,
and Dr. Prioe'i Unique Perfumes.
H'e make no second grade goods.
For all aoldiera dienhled In I'. S. aervlce, fliid for
holra of dvcea.cd eoldlera,
Foraohllera whoeo rale of penilttu In too low,
Duo all laoldiera (Uncharged for woiiiiiIk or other
Injury (not dlaeaae), who have failed 1 1 receive It.
COPIES OK LOST DISCIIAIUiES
IJf I2r!,KrutoB,,,, f,,rl,","k', " "cl,t"lsf
8T0DDAUT & CO.,
Solicitors of claims. Itoom H, st. cloud Building,
BPDOnV A T O
Mr. J. D. Young anil wife, of Charleston,
Mo., were in Cairo yesterday.'
Mr. King's. cWld is Buffering with spinal
mencngitis, instead oi measlea.
Mr. Hugh ant, of Greenville, Mo., was
Rueat at (lie Plaiuer's Howe yegterday.
Mr. James Cannon goes to J. Burner &
Co. on the firiof April, to takn ponition
behind the oounter.
Mrs. Louis Herbert, of the European
Hotel, goes to Europe to day for au extend
ed visit to places of interest.
, Mrs. James .Crenshaw and Mibs Ella
Oliver, of Charleston, Mo., were guests at
the Hotel de Winter yesterday.
Mrs. C. N. Hughes, who hoa been away
on a visit to friends aud relatives for several
ttionthsreturned home Veterday,
J, Mr. Win. OtoltM, formerly with Messrs.
Pettis &, Meredith, haa acccpicd a position
in the grocery house of Mr. E. B. Pttiit.
Registered at tiie Planter's House yester
day were: Messrs. Walter Scott, Clem.
Boverie and 8. Brunswick, ol St. Louis,
Mr. Thomas Whitlnck is called hrre
Irotn his place of business by the serious
illness of his father, lie arrived yester
day. Mrs. Snyder, mother of Mrs. Mat. P.
Pulton, who has been visiting here for
some weeks, returns to St Louis, her home,
Among the irucsts at thu Hotel de Win
ter yesterday were: Messrs. C. W. Halli
day, G.M. Palmer and R. P. Yorkston, of
St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. John Turlay, of the Illinois Central
railroad and a genial gentlemen, has been
elected a member of the board of education
at Central, Ills., over S. P. Tufts, erlitor of
the Centralia Democrat.
Mr.S. Rogers, brother-in-law ot Mr. G.
M. Alden and principal ot the high school
of Sioux City, is here on a visit with a
view of locating in Cairo or near it and es
tablish himself in a large fruit farming
The following is a list f the new books
lately received by the Cairo Public Libra
ry, and ready for distribution:
Beulah Augusta Evans Wilson
The Tramp Abroad Mark Twain
Stepping Heavenward Mrs.E. Prentiss
Scottish Chiefs lane Potter
TliaiMeus of Warsaw Jane Porter
My Opiuious and Betsy Bobbet's
Josiah Alien's wife
Josiau Allen's Wife, or Samantha
at the Centennial. .Josiah Allen's wife
Sunrise ,...,Wm, Black
House of Seven Gables Hawthorne
Marbl Faun, Vol. I, II Hawthorne
One Summer Blanche Howari
Bits of Travel Helen Hunt
Half a Century Jane Grey Swisshelm
A Century of Dishonor Helen Hunt
The Attorney Generalship.
Wasuinotox, D. C, March 29. There
is a rumor that Attorney General McVeagh
will shortly retire from the cabinet on ac
count of disagreements with the president
affecting the nominations of Stanley M it
thews and Wm. E. Chandler.
A Row Impending.
Washington, March 28. There is every
indication that Senators Conkling and
Piatt, aided by the moral influence of Vice
President Arthur, will fight the Robertson
nomination as long as they have ground to
stand upon. There is information from
New York to-day to the effect that that it
has been decided by both senators to use
every means at their command to prevent
the confirmation. An offensive and bel
ligerent policy is to bo adopted at once and
the conrinnation defeated at all hazards.
The Platte Valley Floods.
Omaua, March 80. It is impossible as
yet to procure more than meager facts
about the condition of towns inundated in
the Platte Nalley owing to the fact that
telegraph lines arc only partly rebuilt.
Three lives aru all known to have been lost,
but it is believed a number more will prove
to have perished. The loss of stock and
property counts up in the hundred thous
auds. It is intended now to run Union
Pacific trains through direct by Friduy.
The Floods in Montana.
St. Paul, Minn., March 2fl.-A Pioneer
Press special from Pierre, Dak., says: The
water is falling and no moro damage is
likely. Several houses were moved from
their foundations by thu flood. The loss
will not exceed $5,000. Ft. Pierre,
across the river, suffered most, only two or
three habitable houses being left. The loss
is fully $50,000. No loss of life occurred
at cither place. It is thought the officers
aud crew of the steamer Far West, frozen
in twenty miles below Pierre, are lost.
Clinton, III., March 21). A freight train
on tho Illinois Central ran off t ho track
about fifteen miles north of this city and
ditched tho engine and five ours. The
trackmen had taken up a rail and put tip
signal, hut they were uot observed in
time to stop. Mr. Taylor, tho engineer,
had his shoulder dislocated wlicu tho en-
gino whs uici. ino cars were oamy
Moods of Authors,
With the best advantages, with per
fect seclusion and every facility for the
concentration and marshalling ' of
thought, authors, says the London
(Hole, are notoriously subject to strango
freaks of humor, which render them in
tellectually prostrate and utterly unable
to command their known and tried
powers. The muse of poetry isj the fiek
lest of jades, as everybody knows, but
the muse (if there be one) of prose Is
scarcely a whit more st tumult or trust
worthy. Perhaps Thackeray is the best
modern example of the vagaries of mood
in writers. For weeks toguther he could
not put pen to puner to do anything like
justico to himself, and for this misfort
une Mr. Anthony Trollope rather un
fairly attacks him on tho score of in
dustry. "Unstcadfast, idle, changeable
of ptu poso" are epithets which the less
or throws at the greater novelist, mere
ly because as he says, Thackeray "could
not bring himself to do an allotted task
day after cbr , ' "Id'u" neeni'j' vulgaf
aeeasHtion L, hurl at a man of Thack
eray's genius urtd achievements. The
writing of hooks like 'Tendennis" and
"The Nowoomes"can scarcely bo looked
upon as "day-work" in the sense in
w hich a blacksmith's labor would bo
If such an author was idle, so was
Diekens, who frequently had to give up
his work in despair, in spite of the
strongest determination to ncister a
liosiilo mood. ! am utterly lost in
misery," he w rites, at a time w hen his
strength was I lie most vigorous, "and
can do nothing, I have been reading
'Oliver,' Pickwick,' and 'Nicklebv' to
get. my thoughts together for the new
effort," but all in vain." Over and over
again be exclaims in his brief notes to
Air. Foster that "the tit is not on him,"
and he iiuet. go for a ride or walk.
From Italy he w rites one autumn, just
us he was about to start on (lift Christ
mas book: "I have got my paper and
inkstand and figures now and can think
I have begun to do so every morning
with a busiiie.-,s-!ikc air of (lie Christ
mas book.'' Again, biter: "I :nn sadlv
sirango and can not set tie. Yoiiwill
have lots of hasty notes from mo while
I am at work; bui ou knowvour man."
Dickens was always nervously exact in
thu arrangement of his writing room,
and iu one nf his letters from a strange
place m relates how he had to "alter the
disposition of the furniture" before he
could write a line.
Even Milton is aid to have admitted
that his faculties were much stronger
at some times than at others, and Dry
den used to diet liitnelf for a ta-k in
poetry, eating raw meat toin-pire vivid
dreams. Il is unfortunately true that
he resorted to even less exeiiMblo stimu
lants, though a long list of other im
mortals were wont to overcome the shy
ness of their genius by similar means.
Byron wrole Mime of his looser poems
under the inilueiiiv of gin. Cnicridge,
Do (iiineey, and Shadwell prodded tho
muse with opium: Sheridan, having a
good deal of the 'liarles Surface in him,
did good work with aid of brandy; Ben
Johnson was assisted by "canary," and
.Escliylus is said to have been invariably
intoxicated when lie wrote. The great
achievements which some authors have
produced at a single sitting show that
moods have played an important part
Mm. Low Wallace, In the Atlantic
I used to think lernamlina was the
sleepiest place in the world, but that
was before I had seen Santa Fe. Tho
drowsy old town. lvinr in a sandv val
ley inclosed on three sides hv mountain
walls, is built of adobes laid in one
story houes and resembles an extensive
brickyard, with scattered, sunburnt,
kilns ready for the lire. Tho approach
in midwinter, when snow, deep on the
mountains, rests in ragged patches on
(he red soil of New Mexico, is to the
last degree disheartening to the travel
er entering tho narrow streets whicl
appear more lanes. Yet dirt v ami tin
kempt, swarming with hungry dogs, it
nits tne cti.irm oi loreign iiavor, and,
like !:in Antonio, retains some portion
of the grace which long lingers about,
if, indeed, it ever forsakes, the snot
where Spain has held rule for centuries,
ami I lie sou syllables of the Spani
niiigiic are yet nearu, II was a prime
val stronghold before the SpaiiNi con
ipiest, nini a town ot some importance
to the white race when Pennsylvania
was a wilderness anil tJtu lust. Dutch
Governor was slowly drillingthe Knick-
ernocKer ancestry m the difficult evolu
tion of niarchinr round the (own nuiim.
Once the Capital nndccntonif the Pueb
lo kingdom, and the archives of the
Territory, kept, or rather neglected, in
the old I'lacio del Gobernador, where 1
write, hold tie a.stire well worth the seek
iii": of student and anlionarv. The
building itself has a history full of
pathos and striking incident, as the an
cient fort of Si. Augustine, and is older
than that venerable pile. It. had been
the palace of tint Pueblos itniueinorially
before the holy name of Santa Fe was
given in baptism of blood by the Span
ish coniiierors; palace of the Mexicans
after they broke away from I he crown,
and palaeo ever since its occupation by
El Gringo. Iu the stormy scenes of (lie
seventeenth century if withstood several
sieges; was repeatedly lost and won, as
tho wdiite man or (he red held the victo
ry. Who shall say how many and how
dark the crimes hidden within (huso
Her Diamond Eftrrings,
They cost $:o().
They live in a cheap flat very near a
broad, but dirty avenue.
Bread ami tea for breakfast, ditto for
lunch ami a cheap restaurant din
nor. Not a whole comb or decent hairbrush
In the house.
Hut it pair of $:.r)0 diamond (tarings.
These are fruits of economy amf sho
wears them to market.
He wears a $lot) gold watch which
matches tho diamonds.
But they need a new clothes lino. The
old one broke yesterday and tho glass has
not, been repaired In tlie kitchen window.
Thore has been a congress of aarisU
in Italy, at which a Heidelberg profes
sor saidMhat experience had, convinced
him of the importance of examining thu
organs of hearing of engineers and fire
men on locomotives, both before ap
pointing them and every two years or so
while in service. The senso of hearing
becomes impaired from various causes,
and often without tho knowledge of the
person suffering from it Defects In
this case are not less dangerous than
color blindness, and sometimes moro
difficult to discover.
Jewelry ought to be remarkably
cheap. You can got any quantity of
good gold rings out of a half-eaglo by
tossing it on the counter.
Bayard Taylor's Rule.
These nre tho rules I have t-lways ac
cepted: First, lalsir. Nothing can be had
for nothing; whatever a juo, achieves
he must nay for, and no faVor of fortune
can absolve him from duty. Secondly,
patience and forbearance, which are
simply dependent on tho slow justice of
time. Thirdly, and most important,
faith. Fnless a man believes in some
thing far higher than himself something
infinitely grander and purer than ho
can over become unless he has an in
stinct -of an order beyond his dreams,
of beauty and goodness and justice, be
sides which his own ideas are dark, he
will fail in every loftier form of ambi
tion, and ought to fail.
m - m .
A Truo Incident.
Un board the ill-fated steamer Setv
wanbakii was one of the Fisk Univer
sity singers. Before leaving the burn
ing steamer and committing himself to
the merciless waves, ho carefully fast
ened upon himself and wifo life-preservers.
Some one cruelly dragged
away that of (he wife. leaving her with
out hope, except as she could (ding to
her hiHliand. This she did, placing her
hands firmly on his shoulders and rest
ing there until her strength becoming
exhausted, she said: "I cant hold no
longer!" "Try a lit lie longer," was
the repone of the weary and agonized
husband, "let us sing 'Hock of Ages.' "
And as those sweet strains floated over
those troubled waters, reaching the ears
of the sinking ami dying, little did they
know, those sweet singers of Israel,
whom they comforted.
But lo! as they sang, one after another
of those exhausted ones were seen
raising there heads above the over
whelming waves, joining with a last
effort iu this sweet, dying, pleading
llis k of Ages, cleft for nie,
Let tne hide myself In thee.
With the song seemed to come strength;
another and yet another was encouraged
to renewed effort. Soon in tho distance
a boat was seen approaching! Singing
still, they tried, and soon with super
human strength laid hold of tho life
boat, upon w hich they were borne in
safety to land. This is no fiction; it
was related by the singer himself, who
said he "believed Toplady's sweet
'Rock of Ages' saved maiiV another
besides himself and wife." ti'estem.
An American, after dining at a Lon
d in restaurant, paid his bill and was
about leaving, when the waiter sug
gested that the amount did not include
the waiter. "Ah," said the man; "but
I didn't eat. the waiter."
Testing a Mare's Speed.
"Stranger." said a stage-driver, "this
was how I found out her speed: I was
driving along a railroad track just as a
big load of 'nitel furniture started. The
frcitrht car wouldn't hold it all. but they
managed to squeeze everything in ex
cept a long bar mirror, widen they tied
to the side of tho car. The mare saw
her reflection in the glass and thought
it was another horse spurting- for tho
lead. You couldn't have helcnftr back
with a steam windlass. She just laid
buck her cars and snorted along like a
twenty-inch shell. The passongors all
began to get excited. They rushed out
on tho platforms and began to make
bets. The conductor stood ip on a seat
and begnn to sell pools, he engineer
pulled the throttle-valve wide pen and
tore along at, ninety-live miles :an hour.
Soon thu mare was abreast of tile cow
catcher. At San Bruno wo had half a
mile the lead. Near the Six-Mile house
the train was so much ahead of time
that il fell through an open draw and
everlastingly smashed up seventy-two
killed ami !!!) wounded. It was pretty
rough on tho passengers, but then we
distanced the train, bet yer life. About
a month after I sold the mare to her
present owner for !?ii0,()00,
Quile a lot of new slang has been
opened up for tho fall trade. This is
nearly altogether family slang for tho
use of ladies, and if they wish to bo
abreast of the times they will take out
their pencils and tablets and note down
the specimens. "Catouohe" is a verv
new word, and means nice, sweet, pleas
ant. Coffee, for instance, may be ca
toiiche; so may John llenrv. or EUzii
Jane. When a irirl is "Hick." she U
knowing; when she is "fency," she is
piite the reverse of knowing. H you
wish (4) convey to your heart's idol the
Idea that yon adore her transcendent
beauty, just toll her she is "oppressive"
genua homo who knows how to dance
liko an angel supposing that angels
would so far forget I heinselves as to
dance who wears good clothes, and Is
an uuoi in every oilier respect. i"
feminine eipiivalent of the "Johnny
boy" is irrmerallv called "Evangeline.
If you disapprove of a place or a per
son, or a party, you may either refer t
it as "snide." "gummy." or "loopy."
Excessive admiration wrecks itself upon
expressions In such glosses as "haliny,,r
"harmonious." "gulitlvu." -Gulitivo1
seems to mean a great many things. It
is a sort of iion-ooiuuiiltal word, which,
can bo used to till up a sentence or ex
press a doubtful opinion. at. Loui