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DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OP THE UNITED STATES, 180 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B. HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1880.
Amount or Lkdukh ihhuth, Ju. 1.
Premium. , f
Interest aud rent
Hot profit ou limstuienla
. S.&B.tH OH
I 44,71.K7 Of,
Claim by death and matured endow
iniinti Iilvideuda, eurrender value, and au
nultien Discounted endowment ami matured
178 WW 0!t
. Total paid pulley bolder
Dividend on cjp'Ul
Agejicle and ctmtmlsnlou
Slate, county and city taxee
. $4,7!.17 7
I :SK.IM.U 04
Net cash aut. Dec. 31. !
Hoiidn and mortgage $
United blute atocka
blatt) stocks, city .lock., and storks
authorl.i'd by the lawa of llioetate
of New vor)c
I.oani aerurea by bond and lock.
Real estate tu New Vork and Boston
and purchased under foreclosure..
Cash on hand in bank aud ol li.-r de
positories on interest aud In transit
Du3 from agent on account of pre
Market value of atocka and bond.
over com - ..
In tore, t and renta due and accrued.
Premium due aud In process of
eollec tion (less premium paid in
Deferred premium -
Total aets, Doc. 31, ItW 11,1' Ma! ii
Total liabilities including legal r
serve for reinuraure of all tnt
llig policies t M.&V.m 11
Total uollvl4:durp!ii $ !,. J,-.:il ill
Uf whlrti belongs (a. computed) to
Del etes iu geueral class 1,!'I',0M Z
Or which belong la computed) to
pollete in tontine dai . . 4 ftt
Risks Assumed in 1CS0, S:t5,170.&05 00
Risks Ontstandiiiy $177,507,703 00
Mayor N B. Tbiatlewood.
Treaaurnr Kdward Dexonla.
Clerk Dentil. J. Foley.
Couiiaulor--Wm. B. (iilbcrt.
Mrhal J. 11. itoblnaon.
Attorney William Hendricka.
BOARD OF ALOBKIIK.
Firt Ward-M. J flowley. I'eur Sanp.
Srcond Ward David T. Lineyar, .It-no Fllulile.
Third Ward-Eebert Smith. B. K, Blake.
Eourth Ward-AJharlea O. Fatlcr, Adolph 8wo-
b Klfth Ward-T. W. Hallidav. Erneat C. Pettlt.
Circuit Judge D. J. Baker.
Circuit Clerk A. H. Irvlu.
oiintv Judi;e h. S Yorutn.
Couutv I lerk S.J. Ilnmm.
County Attorney J. M.Damron.
t o mtv Treamirer Mile W. l'arker.
tiuerll! -John Hodtfe.
orotier-H Kltairerald. ... ,. , .
County Commirflonera T. W. Balliday. J. A.
Oibb. and sauiuel llriley.
GENERAL DELIVERY open .:3U a.m.; cloaei
t):ip.m.j Sunday: 8 to a.m.
Money Order Department open at 8 a. ro.; doaea
t i p. in.
Through Expreaa Mailt via Illinola Central?:)
p. m .
Miali-lppl Cental Kallroadt cloae at 9 p. m.
Cairo and Poplar Bluff Through and Way Mail
cloett at 1 p. m.
Way Mall via Dlinol Central, Cairo and Vtn
eennea ana Ml.a.aftppl Central Railroad cloae at
Way Mail for Narrow Gauge Railroad cloaea at
Cairo and Evanvllle River Route cloca at S::tO
p. m. daliy (except Friday).
CAIRO BAITIST.-Temperanco hall on Teiilb
etreet; preaching Brit and third Sunday iu
eac month. 11 a. m.andT:) p. m : prayer meet
lnu Thurnday, 7:I. m. : Sunday .chool, :3U a.m.
Rov.A. .1. HESS, I'aator.
CHirRCH OF TOE REDEEMKR-(Eptacopal)
Fourteenth atreet; Sunday Morning prayer
IO Wi a. m.; evening prayer. 7:30 p. m.; Sunday
acboolK:) a m. Friday evening prayer 7 : p. m.
TMRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHTJKCH.
F Preaching at 10:S0 a. m 3 p. m., and 7fl0 p. m.
Sabbath achool at 7:) p. m. Rev. T. J. Shore,
JUTnERAN Thirteenth atreet', aerviio Sab
J bath 1 :3t a. m. ; Sunday achool S p. m. Rev.
MKTHOD1ST Cor. Efclitb and Walnut atreeta;
Preaching Sabbath 10::) a. m. and 7 p. m.;
prayer meeting, Wednesday 7:0 p. m.; Sunday
Bchool, V a. m. Rev. Whlttaker, pator.
PREHBYTERIAN-Elghth atreet; preaching on
Sabbath at 11:00 a. m. and 7:S0p. m.j prayer
mooting Wednenrray at 7:80 p. in.; Sunday School
at 8 p. m. R'v. B. V. 'loore, paator.
ST. JOS K Pit '8 Roman Catholic) Corner Cm
aud Walnut atreeta; aervlcoa Sabbath 10:30 .
m.; Sunday Srhool at Dp, m.; Vepora 3 p. in.; or
ncoe every day at S p. m.
ST. PATRICE'8-- Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
atroet and WafhingUin avonne; aerylcea Sab
oath 8 aud 10 a. m. ; Vuapor 8 p. m. ; Snnday School
8 p. m. aurvlcci every day at 8 p. m. Rov. Miwlersoii
QEORGE II. LEACH, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Special attention paid to tho Homeopathic treat
ment of aurglcal dlaoaacs, and diicaaea of women
Office: No. in Eighth atroet, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, Ilia.
J)R. E. W. WHITLOCK,
Opmo-No. 138 Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth and Ninth Street
pit. W. 0. JOCELYN,
OFFICE Eight. Street, near Commercial Avenue.
a week In your own town, 8 outfit free. No
Irlalc. Header, If yon want a buelneaelat
which Demon of either aez can make ureal
Bay an me time tnev wora. write lor pariicitiar to
. UALLBTT ACO.,Portliua.
Front tho undivided turplua. reversionary divi
dend will he declared, available on aettlement of
uext annual premium, to ordinary participating
Tho valuation or the pollclea outatanding haa
been made on the American experience table, the
legal mi nitda rti of the stale of New York.
(i. W. PHILLIPS, I.,.,,,,,,. '
JO. VAN USE. Actuaries.
We, the unrteralgued, have, In per. on, carefully
examined the account, and counted and examined
in detail the asset of thu aoclety. and certify that
the foregoing statement thereof ia correct.
HENMNOTON V. HASDOU'H,
.IAMKS M. HALMTEI),
TIIHM AS A I MMINS,
1IENKV K, TEKBKLL,
JOHN SLOAN E,
Special Committee of the Board of Director,
appointed Oct. iff, IHHn, to examine the asset
and account, at the clone of the year.
BOA KIM)" PI RECTORS.
HruryH Hyde. John A. Stewart,
Ueorge l. Morgan,
John I) Jonra.
neurKd I . .Mlee,
Henry A. Ilurlbut,
Henry K. SpanMIng,
William II. Fogg,
Vt iJlia.ii A. Wbeclock,
William O. Lambert,
Jatiie W. Alexander,
Thomas S. Young,
Thouia A. Cummins,
Daub') I). Lord,
,1 nines M liaUti d,
F.tlward W Lambert.
II. F. lOmiloliih.
Henry V. Itiitb r.
t-eor'e II. Stewart,
Robert Lenox Eennedy,
rhaiincy M, Depew,
B njnmin Wllliauiaon,
Henry M. Alexander,
K. Boudiiiot Colt,
Tbomaa A Biddle,
(ieor;;e . Kollof,
Joe K. Navarro,
John J. McL'ook,
Stephen II. Phillip.,
Samuel W. Torrey,
Charles (i. LamtoM,
Alexander I. Irvin,
T. De Witt i:ii)ler,
William l. Ulli-r,
Samuel G. Goodrich .
JAMES W. ALEXANDER, Vice Pres't.
SAM I'LL BORROWE, 2d Vice IWt.
11 "W. Lamln-rt, M. D., Ed wM Curtis, M. D.
K. W. Scott, .Superintendent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
liK Dearborn Street, Chicago.
W. N. CRAINE, General Manager.
E, A. BURNETT. Agrcnt,
rpiIE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W. P. IIALLIDAY, Prideiit.
H. L. BALLIDAY, Vtce-PreldcLl.
THOS. W. UALLIDAY, Cachier.
. STilTSTarU.R, W, t. HALLIDAT,
BINKT L. BALIJIMT, B. H. Cl'XHIIIBHAII,
. D. 'lUJAXMIFt, HTEI'lltn B1KD,
H. B. CAMiK.
F.xcLansre, Coin aud United States Bonds
BOCUI1T AND SOLD.
Depoaltsreceived and a general tanking budne
gT. LOUIS, I. M.feSO. RY.
IRON MOUNTAIN ROU'IE.
TRAIN LIAVI CAIHO,
Arkana undTcx.i Expre ll:ja.m. Dally
Exprc.a 2:55a m. Daily
Accommoilatlon 3:30 p.m. Daily
Ticket office: No. 55 Ohio Levee.
II. U. MILBL'KN, Agent.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicairo.
Tho Oulv Lino Running
O DAILY TRAINS
Ma kino Direct Connection
TllAINB Lkavb Caiimi:
.1:15 ii hi. Mail,
Arriving In St. Loul 9:45 a.m. : Chicago, 8:30 p.m.:
ii','! u I '!Ln S"":,' ",ld K"K'" for Clucin:
natl, Louisville, luiiiiiiiHpoln and p.dute East.
11:K n.rn. St. Iouiu unci Western
Hi x proem,
Arriving In St. Loul. 7:05 p. m., and eonuectlng
for all pointa wt.
4:WO p.m. Kaait Uxproaa.
hirSt. Louis and Chicago, arriving at St Louie
U):40 p.m., and Chicago 7:20 a.m. M""B
:'10 p.m..Cini!tnnnti Kxprpsg,
Arriviuu at Clncinnntl 7 :00 a.m.; Loniaville 7"0
a.in.;al(l!ananoll 4:M) a.m. I'acnger hv
thi train reach the above pointa 1JJ io Mrt
HOURS in advance of any other route.
r-Thc4"i0 l. m. expfeaa haa PULLMAN
SLEEPING CAR Cairo to Cincinnati, without
change, and through alcoperato St. Louie and
Fast Timo Kast.
P. cjcnri T tli if lino ( through to Kat.
raSSeilffClS urn noluta without any delay
caueod by Sunday lulervcnlnR. The Saturday after
noon train from Cairn arrive lu new York Monday
morning at 10:85. Thirty-al houraln advanceof
any other route, . .
rrFor through ticket and further luformatlon,
apply at Illinola Central Railroad Depot, Cairo.
JAu. JOHNSON, J. H. JONES,
Gen . Southern Agolit. Ticket Agent.
A. H. HANSON, Gen. l'aaa, Agent. Chicago.
arn- - - ar-v- i
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. EM DAY
Something" of Interest to every Man,
Woman and Child.
I your Blood Impure and loaded with the Polon
Ii your Life Strength oozing out through an In
curable Liter or Sore?
I your Skin covered with Itching. Sealy and Scrof
Ik your Complexion dlflgnrcd with I'naightly
Eruption, or lileinliibcii?
I your Hulr thin, l'f,ilei and rapidly fulling out,
and scalp covered with Sculer
I the Skin on your Hand Rough, Red Cracked
I your Child growlnq up with Scrofulous Hu
Inor tiuatliig fruni every pore';
I ItHhy afflicted with Scald Head or unv Scalp or
If an, tbeu no human aienry ran ho epeedily, per
liianently and economically cli an.e the liliioil.ciear
the Complexion and Skin, rem ore tho Hair ami
rure every specie of Itching, Sculy and Seroliiloim
Humors of the Sktn, Scalp and Blood, na the Cm
( I'RA Rimkhikh, comlit:Dg of
1. Cuticura. the great Skin Cure, a Medicinal Jel
ly, arrc.t di.enHc. allay Indaniation. itching and
irritation,, heal Clccmand Sore., eat away Dead
Skin and Fleh and rc'lorc the llnirwlieii iletroy
ed by Scaly Humorn and Blond 1'olnone. Price .V)
tuule. Large boxen $l..i0
3. Cuticara Medicinal Toilet Soap, au exiitilxlte
Toilet, Bath and Numerv Situmlve. fragrant w ith
dellciou flow er odor and healing balHatn, Hoft
cu. heal, refrelii mid brautille the t orn lexlnn
and Skin. Price z't cent". Prepared for rbaving,
;l. Cnticnra Reaolvent, the new Blood Purifier,
rleauae the Blood through the Liver. Kidney.
Bowel und Skiu, and eradicate every trace of
Scrof uiou. H union or Hereditary Blond Poiaoun.
The Cuticura and Cutlcnra Soup externally and
the Clltlcuia Resolvent internally will poilively
cure every aperie of Huuior, from a common
Pimple to Scrofula.
Iw(Uire aliout them at yniirdnigdM'a Right here
In tin town you may tlud evidence of their won
8end Stamp for 'Iilnatraied in aiine on the Skin,'
containing the in ft re'narknlile toMimuniul ever
recorded tn the annal of medical practice,
Cuticura HeuiWU are prepared by
WEEKS & POTTER. Chi:mita and DruggietH,
Wr) Wafhinjtou St., Iluftoti, Macs.
HF"Ciiticura Remedie niHlled tree to any ad
drei,ou receiptor (irice.
Tlie Groat Blood Producer,
AND HE.U.TH RESTORER.
UNFERMENTED MALT. 11'iPS. ALISAYA
and iron. No uiediclue like it for tho Blood,
Brain. Nerve and I.iiiil'". Newllfi-Ior futirtion
weakened by difca", ilebllltv aud dimilpation.
Positive cun: for .MaLiria Liver, Kidney and
l"rinry diflicultle. Comfort nud strength
for Delicatt) Female and Nursing Mother.
Warranted Purest and best melicine
called '-Bitters." Sold everywhere. MALT BIT
TERS COMPANY, Boston, Mass.
i0 tljM. More continuous and pow
Cy''5 i-rful ekctrleal action Is ob-
UIIA. JjgtUliiniU,,, riT,.,. I'tuHTEiis than auy
P4CTtr&$ ba'te'y mmle. The) are a
fclSTa" speedy and certain cure for
Pain and Wcai;Ltse of the Lungs'. Liver. Kidney
and Urinary organs, Rheumatism', Neuralgia, Hys
teria, Kcinile weakness. Nervous Pain and Weak
neasi, Malaria, and Fever and Ague. Price 5
cent. Sold everywhere. WEEKS & POTTER.
Summer Wood and Kindling
couitantly on nana
At Seventy-five cents per load.
At one dollar jier load.
The "trlmming"are coarse shaving aud make
the heat summer w ood for cooking purpose n well
aa the cheapest ever sold lu Cairo. For black
mlth'a use in setting tires, they are unequalled.
Leave your ordera at the Tenth street wood yard.
O a hi
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3 0 hrt
YOCUM cfe BRODERICK,
STAPLE and FANCY
Washington Avenue, Cor.
CAIRO - . ILLS
MORNING, APRIL 8, 1881.
-It is a Burprise to many that so little
interest is manifested by our citizens in the
rapidly approaching city election. There
certainly is gome ground for surprise.
There hits, perhaps, not been bo little ex
citement, ten days before an election, at
any time in tiie city of Cairo, as there is
now. There have bueu no meetings of any
consequences; there have been no speeches
that aroused any feeling; there has
been but little electioneering, and
that lifts been carried on in a whisper, as it
were. The candidates, with the exception
of those for the odlco of city clerk, have
been slow to come forth ; for the offices of
treasurer and attorney each, only one candi
date has so far anuounccd himself and, so
lar, only one candidate fur alderman as out.
Tho voters have paid but little attention to
tho state of the campaign; in fact so little
do they seem to have interfiled
themselves in it, that we doubt
if one voter could bo found
who knows all the candidates, few as they
are, for the several ollices. It is now only
eleven days before the day set for the mu
nicipal battle, and yet there has been no
formation of the lines, no picparation for
the fray, not even a display of anxiety on
the part of those who are to take a part In
it. This is not us it ' should lie; the city
election now is just as important as it was
two years ago, the principles to be fought
for are the same as those two years ago,
there is as much at stake in the coming
contest as there w:is in the one that is past,
why should it not therefore awaken as
much interest as the other did? Excessive
I'XCltellli'llt IS not (liikiruliln in nil idorlion
for that often defeats the ends sought by
those tfho have the best iuterest of a city
tit heart; but the other extreme a dead
calm has also its evil effects, for it shows
a carelessness a total lack of interest on
the part of the voters as to the present and
future state of the affairs of the city, which
liodes no good. There should be held a
number of publi: meetings at which tho
merits of the several candidates should be
discussed and the city's interests consider
ed in a fair, dispassionate manner. We
shall wait patiently for the first gun of the
Mr. John S. Radges, uf Carboudale,
stopped in Cairo yesterday
Mr. Louis Blum, of Mound City, was in
town on business yesterday.
The little child of Mr. John Broderitk
was reported very ill yesterday.
Mr. Louis Koehler, Sr., is again confined
to his home with a very sore foot.
Messsrs. V. I). Greer and Charles Wright,
of Padurah, were in Cairo yesterday,
The little daughter of Mr. ami Mrs. O.
Ilaythorn was still very sick ypsterday.
Mr. P. L. Glenn and Mrs. E. M. Ru
lolp'n, of Rlandvillo, Ky., wcro in Cairo
Mrs. Han non rested very easy night be
fore last aud all day yesterday. She is
Mr. W. T. Scott has gone to Newark,
Ohio, to attend the funeral of his brother,
who died there several days a;o.
At the Planters House there were registered
among others yesterday Messrs. W. A. Rice,
of Jackson, Tenn.; A. Taylor, of Centtalia,
111., nnd James A. Hatkins, of St. Louis,
The following genltemen wcro guests at
the Hotel dc Winter yesterday: Adam
Dick and Aug. Melin, of Moliuo, Ills.; J.
M. Ilealey, of Champaign, Ills.; L. LaMon-
tugue and A. B. Rouse, of Charleston, Mo.,
aud E. M. Marshall, of Kentucky.
At 10:;i0 o'clock a. in., yesterday, ut his
residence, George Wellington Whitlock,
aged sixly-thrce years. Funeral, services
will be held at the residence on Tenth
street, between Walnut and Cedar streets,
tins lorennrin, iy Hev. is. i . Ucnrge, and the
remains will be taken to Jonesboro by Illi
nois Central train at 11 o'clock.
The cause of Mr. Whitlock's death was a
complication of ailments, chief among
which was an affection of tho lungs. A
severe fall down a cellar stairs, which he re
ceived some time ngo, has caused him much
suffering, but his Inst hours were very
peaceful. He was an old citizen of Cairo
and has been an honorable one in all his
varied relations with thoso who had any
doalings with him. He lived to a ripe age,
aud had it not been for the accidont refer
red to, ho would probably have boen with
us many years longer, lfo leaves a wife
and two children who, in their sorrow,
have tho sympathy of their many friends
AN OPEN LETTER FROM DR. CLARK.
0UF.ENDACK8 WILL lllttNO SECOND INDEPEND
ENCE TO AMERICA.
Peace and progress and no dcQleincut
with Europo nnd her old worn out miseries.
Wo want American vim and industry, and
tho wholo of our producers started on a
lreo basis, and labor to bo rewarded for Its
worth and not Bwlndled to death, as it is
Wo want every natural born roan and
every foreign born man, in America, to pur
sue their own vocation or trade free from
being tramped upon by British law and
avarice, so called by our statutes. We
know our productions would be enormous
if tho law would allow all producers to
The ingenuity then displayed In America
would bo the admiration of tho world, for
we have the resources, our pcoplo have tho
capacity and why should wo stay under
such hands of poverty and misrule, when
we have bucIi great chances for advance
ment before us. Wo aro hedged in by tho
wicked schemes of the law, and wo must
break the bands that bind us, liko tho
great immortal Washington, when ho
fought the tyrant George III for 7 long
years, and when it took 20 thousand fight
ing Frenchmen and the noble Lafayette to
finish the battle for American liberty.
Wo must all remember that good lawa
make a good government, and good gov
ernment makes good people, who always
flourish and feci well all over, when they
live in their natural clover.
The interests of Cairo must bo carried
on, on this basis. Dit. C. R. Clarke.
Motto. When you put the unscrupu
lous law anil tho wicked devil on your
finest hnrso. He always breaks his leg ami
becomes impotent and useless such is our
country from a like cause.
The Future Mayor of City of Cairo.
We reproduce below a letter, written by
Mrs. A. Mackie to the aent of the Equita
ble Life Assurance society, in which she
compliments the society upon the prompt
ness with which it paid her husband's
polit y at his death :
"108 Hi iti.iti'T Strhkt,
CmrAoo, April 4th, 1M81. (
"Mrs. A. Mackie presents her compli
ments to tho agent of the Equitable As
surance so, iety at Chicago, and beys to ex
press her thanks for the prompt settle
ment of the policy on the life of the lute
Mr. A. Mackie, the same having been im
mediately paid on proof of death."
II attic Deiiell's Fast.
Sioux Citv.Io., April C llnttie Deuell,
at uoon to-day, completed tho forty-second
day of her fast. Her condition has uut
materially changed since yesterday. She
drinks about an ounce of water every hour.
Her emaciation is almost incredible, yet
she sleeps fairly. She exhibits no pain or
other unfavorable symptoms, lying quietly
with closed eyes.
An Old Vet.
hen Gen. Sherman arrived in Auburn
on Tuesday to attend Gen. Emory Upton's
funeral, he was accosted by an old veteran
who stepped up to the general and extend
ed his hand, saying:
"Let me shake hands with you, general,
I was with you in the Shenandoah?"
"Yes," said the general, "that's all right,
but I wasn't there."
"The veteran subsided, and slid out of
sight as fast as possible."
A Case of Blood Poisoning.
Decatur, Ind., April 6. A little son cf
I. C. King, attorney-at-law, of this place,
met with a strange and fatal accident a day
or two since. While at play tho point of
neeiue pierced ins Knee. jotninr serious
wits thoughtf in connection with the mat
ter, although tho point of the needle re
mained imbedded in tho small wound.
roisouiugof the blood resulted, and to-day
the little fellow was buried.
THE WIDOW I1H0WN.
Washington, J). C, April 0. The widow
of John Brown, who was hung at Harper's
Ferry, is in Washington seeking a position
under the government, as she is poor.
HECK1VED FOR REDEMPTION.
Nearly U,4-l!5,830 of tho 925,000,000
lnjnds of the funded loan of 1881 embraced
in lOlstcall have been received for re-
A DECORATED DESK.
Gen. Mahone's desk in tho scnato was
decorated to-duy with a handsome floral
anchor, to which was attached a card with
the following inscription :
Hon. Win. Mahone Colored Virginians
sojourning in Washington a token of their
appreciation of the manly stand taken by
you iu defense office speech, free ballot, a
fair vote and honest count.
The Peoria Elevator.
Pkohia, III., April 0. Ground was bro
ken to-day for the new elevator. It will be
known as the Central City, and will have a
capacity of 250,000 bushels, E. 8. Easton
& Co. are tho principal owners, but tho
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, and
Rock Island and Peoria railroads htve con
siderable money invested.
Two Men Killed.
Little Rock, Ark., April . Yesterday
afternoon a fearful accident occurred at
Johnson's flouring mill, Monroo county,
resulting in tho death of two men by tho
namoof Burrows and Jackson and the prob
able fatal injury of several others, In
cluding Mr. Johnson, owner of the mill.
The caauality was caused by. tho bursting
of one of thu mill stones. The building
was demolished by tho force of the explosion.
NEW SERIES NO 243
An Outlaw Killed.
Blkna Vista. Col., April fl. B. F. Har
rington, an outlaw, was shot and killed
yesterday in Mount Princeton while at
tempting to escape from the officers.
Fred Grant as a Railroader.
Houston, Tex., April O.-The Western
Narrow-Gauge railway was sold in Galves
tou yesterday, and was brought In in be
half of a new company, ef which II. II.
Honore, of Chicago, is to be president, and
Col. Fred Grant, his brother-injlaw, gene
ral manager and chiet engineer. It is al
ready built from HeuBton to tho banks of
tho Brazos, forty-two miles, and is Intended
to run through New Braunicla to El Paso,
there to connect with a road to Guaymas.
Col. Orant and Mr. Honore aro both visit
ing this part of Texas.
The Tennessee Debts.
Nashville, April 0. Tlie governor has
signed the bill to settlo the state debt at
lfJO.a. Tho house passed tho senate bill to
settle the debt of thcrc.tinct municipality
of Memphis at o'.'Jjj cents and 4 per cent,
A Fearless Snake-Oatcher.
Sig. D'AIbertis, a recent explorer in
New Guinea, is a romarkably bold
seeker after snakes. In an Recount of
his travels ho says that at Yule Island
the natives had found a large suake
under a tree, and all ran away from It,
crying out. "At lust I went to the na
tives, he continues, "and tried to as
certain the cause of their conduct, and
they made nie understand why they had
fled. I then returned to see the snake
myself, which in fact I did, although
two-thirds were hidden in a hole in tlie
earth. His size was such that he could
not bo poisonous, aud I at once grasped
him by the tail. While dragging- him
out of his lair with my two hands I was
prepared to flatten his neck closo to his
head with one foot the moment he
emerged, so that he should not have
the power of turning or moving. My
plan succeeded perfectly, and while the
snake's head was imprisoned under my
foot I grasped his body with my hands,
nnd. as though I had vanished a terrible
nmuster, turned toward the natives
with an air of triumph. They, struck
with terror, had looked on the scone from
a safe distance. I must confess that the
snake ottered little resistance, although
it writhed and twisted itself around luy
arm, squeezing it so tightly as to stop
the circulation, and made my hand
black. I remained, however, in posses
sion of his neck, and noon secured it
firmly to a long thick stick I had
brought with me, I then gave the rep
tile to my men to carry home." This
serpent was thirteen feet long. It was
kept alive and became quite tamo, and
when tho natives saw D'AIbertis kiss its
head and let it coil around his legs they
howlod with amazement and admira
tion. Sir weeks after the capture he
writes: "My 6nake continues to do well;
it has twice cast its skin, is well behaved
and tame, and does not attempt to es
cape, even when I put it in the sun out
side tho house; and when I go to bring
it in it comes to me of its own accord?
It never attempts to bite, even when I
caress or tease it. While I am working
I often hold it on my knees, whore ft
remains for hours; sometimes it raises
its head, and licks my face with its
forked tongue, It is a true friend and
companion to mo. When the natives
bother mo it is useful iu putting them
to flight, for they tire much afraid of it;
it is quite sutlieient for mo to let my
snake loose to make them fly at full
speed." He kept this serpont for near
ly six months, and latterly another of
the same species with it, till at last
both escaped, and ho mourned their
loss as dear friends, adding, "for I
loved them and they loved me, and we
bad passed a long time together,"
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