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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 21, 1881.
NEW SERIES NO. 255
THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OK THE UNITED STATES, 180 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY R.HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING
AMMl'NTOr I.KDOIOt ASSIT4, JllQ. 1.
Jhtl $ a-.,HO,!i!l7 M
Interest aud rent
Net profit mi investments
. ii.w iw; iii;
t 4I.Tli,b'f7 Ifo
Claims by death aud matured endow
ments - t
Dividends, surrender val nc-n, and an
nuities Discount" il endowment mid matured
tontine policies ..
Tutitl paid policy-holders
Dividend ou capital
A U-I1 U Hlld CUIUUllssioUB
State, county and city taxes
g 4 .T't-J.'.ciT Vi
MS, MS TO
Net cash assets, lJ.-c.31, !.. S :.Kr.'.MI t
P.onda snd mortgages t
1'nited States st's-Ks
Stale slocks, city st ks, d slix ks
authorized by ibe laws ol the I,U;
of New vrk
Loans scureu by bonds and stocks
Ileal esute lu New York Biid Huston
and purchased under foreclosure..
t'a.h on hand tn bank and cither de
positories I'll uit-r-"'t and In transit
Dir.' from agents uu account of pre
miums 9.0;.47'. .7)
Jjl i,C!ll ')
T.",l J fyi
Mark' t value of stocks and ootid.
Interest and reuls due aud accrued .
premium, due and lu proce. of
(ulleitioti il!". premiums oaid lu
Deferrrd prein.uius -
!.:. 4V mi
Total a'sets, U'-c. 31,
Total liabilities including legal re
s.-rve for reinsurance of all exist
In policies 8 31. -' n
Total uud'.vid-d surplus $ a.iJs.iM
Of which Mnmt CM computed) to
policies la general class l.Mr,'M -1
Of which belongs (as computed) to
policies In tontine class 4 l.i'Ji 0 i
KisksAs.suine.lin 18it.$:)3,17u,:;or. 00
Kisks Outstanding - 8177,rtf7.70:MiO
gT. LOUIS, I. M. tt SO. RY.
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
TIIAIW ItAVt CAIK'J,
Arkaina. andTexa. Expref ir4a m. Daily
atlHlVI AT tilll'l.
r.orvt J Dally
Xccomm'odatlou 3 : f p ui. Dal.y
JLLINOIS CKNT1LVL R. 11.
Shortest and Quickest Ruute
St. Louis and Chicago.
Tho Onlv Line HimiiiriK
9 DAILYr TRAINS
Making Dirkct Connection
Tiuin Liatx f aih-.:
.'1:1 r 11 in. Miiil.
Arrlvlneln St. Loula : .m.; ChicaBO.8:30 p.m.;
Coiiuecllmr at Odin and KillnKliam for Cincin
nati, Loulavtlle. Indlanapolia and points East.
ll:lO ii.m. Wt. Ioulstmtl Westein
Arriving In 8t. Loui7:U5p. lu., and connecting
for all points Weft.
4:UO ii.ni. Kust KxpredH.
JorSt. Loula and Chicago, arrtvin at St. Louis
10:4U p m.,ud f hicano 7"Ji a m
4:UO p.m. (..'inoinnntl lxproHS.
Arrlviui: at flncltinatl 7:il a.m.; Louioville 7:t!0
a m.; Indluimpolla 4:i a.m. Passengers hy
this train reach the ahove poliita 1 li to 3tl
HOW II aovauce oi any oiuer rouic.
tDThe 4 :40 p. m. express haa PULLMAN
hl'tKPINti f AH Cairo to Cincinnati, without
chanjrea, and through ilecpcra to St. l.onls and
Fast Time Kast.
DjniimivLi "7 tlilallnu go through to Ka.t.
l aSSeilfferS efn pomte without any delay
caused by Sunday Intervening. Tho Saturday nfter
noon train from Cairo arrives In new ) ork Monday
mornluK at 10:35. Ttitrty-six houra In advance of
VFo"hUroUL'h tickets and further Information,
apply at Illinois Central Railroad D'Tot. Cairo.
J As. JOHNSON, "J'.r' .
Hen. Southern Agent. Ticket Aaent.
A. H. HANSON, Hen. Pass, Agent. Chicago.
MILL AND COMMISSION.
p BALI 111 IN
FLOUR, GRAIN AND HAY
Hiirhest Cash Price Paid for Wbeat.
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
Sold by BAHCLAY BHOTIIERS.
M m w m m rT . J i I I .... - 1
DECEMBER 31, 1880
From the undivided surplus, reversionary divi
dends will hu declared, available uu settlement of
next annual prjialum, to ordinary participating
The valuation of the policies outstanding ha.
been niadn on thu American experience table, the
Ital standard of thu main nr.x-w iorK.
(i W, I'HII-MI'S, I irtuarlii
We. thu tirid.r.li;ti'd, have, In pcrion, carefully
i-xainiiM'il the acciiunt., and counted and examined
lu detail tliH aamaa of thu aoclvty, and certify that
the fori L'omif etali-niMit thi'reof I. correct.
, I1KNMNOTON K. KANUOLI'II,
JAMKS M. MAl.HTKD,
TI1H.MAS. A t.'l'.MMINH,
IIKNHV H, TKUHKLL,
Hpcclul CommlttuH of the Hoard of Ulrectora,
appointed Oct. .CI", to examine thu afaeta
and accountn at the clone of thu year.
HOARD OK IIIKKCT0U3.
IlcnrvIJ Hyde, .John A. Stewart,
lieoru II. Morgan,
leore T. A dee,
Ilcnrv A. Ilurl'iut.
II" urv K Spauldini;,
Wiiiinin ii. yoga,
H'lliiam A. Wheelock,
John I) Jonei".
Holxtrt I.enox Kennedy,
Channcy M. Depew,
h njamin Wllllamiion,
Ih liry II. Alexauder,
K. lloudiuot foil,
Thuma A Middle,
(imirce W. f arlelon,
Oeor.;e (i. Kellou,
Jine K. Navarro,
John .1. Mc('k.
I'arki r ll.indv
William "". I.ainli'Tt,
.1111"'. W. Aieiandor,
lli'i.rv S. T' rh.'ll
Thoiiia. S. Youiik.
Thoina" A ( iimuiln.,
linnlel Ii. Lord,
laniei" M llalnti d,
Kdwanl W I.amhi rt,
H. K. Kiitidolnh,
A lull f"ri Trtik.
ll. nrv V Ituth r,
(ieore 11. Mew art,
Stephen II. rhlllipl',
Samuel W. Torrey,
Alexander I'. Irvin,
T. I)e Witt I'uyler,
William M. Dlir.,
Samuel G. Ooodrich.
JAMKS W. ALEXANDER. Vice Pres't.
SAMUEL IiORROWE, 2i Vice IWt.
E. W. LainlxTt, M. D., Edw'd Curtis, M. D.
L. V. Scutt, Suicrintenlent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
iw Di arhorti Str.'et, Chicago.
W. N. CHAIN E, General Manager.
E. A. HUBNETT, Ajjcnt,
Mavor N. H Thi.llewood.
Treai-urer Edward Dezonla.
Clerk UeLDir. J. Foley.
Coutii'elor Wm. B. Olfhert.
Marahai J. II. KoWnaou.
Attorney William Hendrlcka.
HOARD OP kUlttUMin.
Firft Ward-M J Howley. Peter Panp.
Second Ward-David T. Llnej-ar, Je.ae Hinkle.
Third Ward-Etert Smith. B. K, Blake.
Fourth Ward-Charle O. Patiur, Adolph Swo
Fifth Ward-T. V. Hailldav. Ernont B. PettU.
circuit J'lcln'-l). J. Baker.
( lrcuit 'lerk A. II . Irvin.
County JudjeK. S Yin um.
Con nly Clera . J. llnmm .
County Attoruey-J M. Damron.
Countv Treasurer-Milea W. Parker.
Coroner K Fitzgrrald.
Count) c.'ominlssiouera-T. V. Halliday,
Gilihs and .'aiiiuel llriley.
f ENEItAL DELIVERY open i :30 a. m.; closca
1 6:30 p m.; Sunday: S to t a. m.
Money Order Department open at 8 a. m.; closca
5 p. in
riin.uu'h Express Malls via Illinois Central 3:40
Mississippi Central Railroads close at 9 p. m.
tV.m aud Poplar Bluff Through and Way Mall
-.l "ri at 1 p. m.
Way Mail via Illinois Central. Cairo and Vln-CMiei-
and Mississippi Central Railroads close at
i:4: p. m.
Way Mail fur Narrow Oauge Railroad closes at
S::',o t. m.
Cairo and Evansville River Route closes at i!:30
p. m. daily (except Friday).
C "CAIRO BAPTIST. -Temperance hall on Tenth
J street: preaching llr-t and third Suudays in
eac'i month, 11 a m. and 7 : p. in.: prayi'r meet
lug Thursday, 7:30u. m. ; Sunday school. ::Ul a.m.
Rev. A. . I. HESS, Pastor.
CHCKCU OF THE REDEEMER (Episcopal)
Fourteenth street; Sunday Morning prayers
10::so a. m.; evening prayers, 7:30 p. in.; Sunday
oc.hool 9 :30 a. m. Friday evening prayer 7:30 p. m.
I.-MRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHCRCH.
1 Preaching at 10:30 a. n... 3 p. m and 7:30 p. m.
Sabbath school at 7:30 p. m Rev. T. J. Shores,
I rTHERAN-Thlrteenth street; servltes Sab
I j hath 1:30 a. in.; Sunday school i p. ni. Rev.
METHODIST-Cor. Eighth and Walnut streets;
Preaching Sabbath 10: a. m. and 7 p.m.;
prayer meeting, Wednesday 7:30 p. m.j Sunday
School, a a. m. Rev. Whlttaker, pastor.
Eighth struct; preaching on
a, m. and 7:30 p. m.; prayer
1 Sahhath at 11:00 a,
rniH'llni! Wednesday i
at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday School
at 3 p. tn. Rev. II. Y. George, pastor.
8 T. JOSEPH'S -(Roman Catholic) Corner Cross
and Walnut streets; services Sabbath 10:30a.
m. ; Sunday School at t p. m. ; Vespers 3 p.m.; ser
ricua every day at 8 p. m,
T. PATRICK'S-- Uoman Catholic) Corner Ninth
street aud Washinirlon avenue: services Sab-
nath Hand 10 a. ni Vcsnura3 n. ui.: Sunday School
p. m. services uvery day at 8 p.m. Rev. Miwlersoii
Q EORGE H. LEACH, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Special attention paid to the Honixntmtiilr imat
m.'nt. or surgical diseases, and diseases of women
Olllce: No. 10 Eighth Btreet, near Commercial
avenue, viuro, ins.
JJIt. E. W. WIIITL0CK,
Oprica No. 136 Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth and Ninth otreei
J)R. W. C. JOCELYN,
OFFICK-Elghth Street, near Commercial Avenue,
BTOVEH AND TINWAKE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ot ami Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINUB OF JOB WOKK DONE TO OHDEli.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo, - Illinois
I I "J"'
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON.WELI
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Car Loads a Speeialtv.
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
For all soldiers disabled In V
S. servico, and for
heirs of deceased so.dicrs,
For soldi -rs whose rate of pension Is too low,
Dne all soldiers discharged for wounds or other
injury (not disease), w ho have failed M receive it.
COPIES OF LOST DISCHARGES
Send tao 3-cent stamps for blanks and "circular
of Information" to
STODDART &, CO.,
Solicitors of claims. Room 8, St. Cloud Building,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
While other Baking Powders
are largely adulterated with
Alum and other hurtf ul drugs,
has been kept unchanged in all
its original purity and strength.
The best evidence of its safety
and effect ircnctH is the fact of its
having received the highest tcsti
tnonials from the most eminent
chemists in the United States,
tvho have analysed it, from its
introduction to the present time.
There are no powders that bear
higher chemical tests, nor any
that show so good results by the
TEST OF THE OVEN.
It is a pure Fruit Acid linking
Powder. Made by
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Manufacturer of Lupulln Yoast
Gem, Dr. Prioe'a Special Flavoring
Extraoti, and Dr. Price's Uuiquo
Largo Stock. Fresh floods
Just Received. Price Lower
than ever. BARCLAY BKUS.
Mr. Jacob Martin ami wifo have gone
north on a short viait.
Col. JamcB Johnson tins returned from fin
extended visit in the south.
Mr. James Kayer, of Hickman, Ky., was
ugliest at the Hotel tie Winter yesterday.
Mr. W. E. Ghols.on hits gone to Chicago
to purchase his spring stock of dry goods,
Mr. J. A.Viall,of New Burnside, Ills.,
was registered as a guest at the Planter's
Col. I. B. Hudson returned homo from
his plantation in the south because of the
illness of his little son.
Mr. W. W. Wright returned yestesdny
Irotn his Florida visit, looking much im
proved, feeling much improved and talk
ing 'loudly and eloquently of the beauties
and general healthfulness of the Florida
Mr. E. P. Jackson, salesman and busi
ness manager of Mr, Henry Breihan, the
Commercial avenue bottled beer dealer
and soda water manufacturer, re
turned day before yesterday from
a business trip in the south and elsewhere.
He was unusually successful, and reports
business in his line nourishing in all parts
of the country.
JIARTMAX'S HALL YESTERDAY.
The afternoon session of the Illinois So
cial Science Association, yesterday, was
rich with "the feast of reason and the flow
of soul." Mrs. Elizabeth II. Babbitt of
Chicago, read a well written paper entitled
"Prevention, versus Reform," which was
listend to with that quiet attention, which
bespeaks the interest of an audience in
language more forcible than words. An
animated discussion grew out of the ideas
advanced in the paper, in which Miss G-
A. Richardson, Mr. Gol Istine, Mrs. Fisher,
Mrs. Carpenter, Mrs. Starrett Mrs. Candee,
ami Rev, B. Y. George participated. Such
very convincing arguments were advanced
both for and against teaching the indus
tries in our public schools, that those ol
the audience who had not previously made
up their minds on the subject, were
kept in a kaleidoscopic condition, by chang
ing half formed opinions, as often tis new
arguments were advanced on the other sule
of the question.
This was followed by an unusually en
tertaining paper, by Mrs. G. H. Lyman,
entitled, "Imagination, its Uses aud Abuses
in the relations of Social Science." So cup
tivatiugly did this lady prou'ulg.'.tc her
thoughts, and so heartily did almost the
entire audience agree with her, that
though full of suggestions and plans, not ns
yet, ordinarily carried out in every day lite,
but few felt impelled to discuss the paper
after its reading. A few pithy and perti
nent remarks from three or four ladies were
elicited, and then the Association adjourned
to meet again at 8 o'clock p. m.
In the evening a very good audience was
present to listen to the exercises, which
consisted of music, singing, recitations aud
addresses by a number of Cairo's favorites
and some of the visitors of the Social Sci
ence association. Miss Corliss opened the
exercises with an instrumental S'do from
Lizt; Mrs. Win. Winter then recited "Clar
ence Dream" from Shakspeare's "Richard
III" in a manner that elicited applause. The
lecture written by Rev. Fred H. Wines, of
Springfield, upon "The Care of Dependent
Children of the Stato of Illinois," was re
markable for its elegant diction and force
of reason. After the lecture Miss Annie
Pitcher favored the audience with a "Waltz
Son;,'," from Torry, in an exquisite
manner. A recitation from Mrs. Enoch
Root, of Chicago, came next, and was well
received as it deserved to be. The evening's
entertainment closed with a song trom the
Methodist quartette, composed of Mrs. W.
P. Wright, Miss Ilnttiu Mclvee and Messrs.
N.W. Hacker and Walter Mclvee. The
song was beautiful and charmed every ear
in tho room. Another meeting will be
held atllartman's hall this forenoon, when
the report of the Social Science Associa
tion of Cairo will bo read by Mrs. Laura J.
Rittenhouso, tho secretary; tho question of
"The Relation of Education to Temper
hiicc" will bo discussed by Miss S. A.
Richards, of Chicago, and tho question of
"Popular Education Beyond tho School
Room," by Mrs, Isabella L. Cnndee.
W. C. T. U., NOTICE.
The regular meeting of tho W. C. T. U.
will be postponed this alternoon, that the
members may have tho opportunity of at
tending tho lecture to bo delivered at Hart
man's hall, under tho auspices of tho Illi
nois Social Science Association. It is hoped
the ladies ot tho W. C. T, U. will not fail to
be present, as this association is in full
sympathy with tho temperance work.
Lai it a J. Rittkniioi'su, rres'U
Looking: Through a Tolesi'opo.
Phllailol phla, Pa., Traveler,
Largo crowds were observed last week
gathered arouud a Toloscopo man at tho
corner of Eighth and Market streets. Our
reporter stopped to ascertain the cuuso ot so
much excitement, paid his five cents for
look add discovered across tho face of tho
moon at which tho "scope" was pointed.
,'Best thing for a Cold-Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup." Ho just concluded that Dr. Bull
was a high old udvertiser, and that Bull's
Cough Syrup was the best thing out. Some
one had stuck a strip witn those words
across the end of the glass.
PROGRAMME OK KXEIiCIS ES
OF THE HEM:- AN.NCAI, M KKTIXII OF TIIK
ILLINOIS SOCIAL M'IKNCK ASSOCIATION, AT
1IAH I MAN'S HALL, CAIItl), AIMllL 21 and
Till IISIIAV MOKMNU, 10 O'CLOCK.
Report of Cairo Social Si lence Association, by
Mrs. Laura J. Rlttenhoiise, Sec.'y.
The Relation of Education to Temnerance. by
Miss S. A. Klihiirds, Chicago.
Popular Kilucatiou beyond the School Room,
by Mrs. Isabella Lauiug t 'audee, Cairo.
Tllt'HSIMr APTKUNOON, SJ O'CLOCK.
Domestic Science, by Miss Mary Lamed, Chain
pulgn. Organized Charities In Communities, by Rev.
Ili-nj. George. Cairo
Practical Arts, by Mrs Enoch Root, Chicago.
TIIL'ltSllAY KVKNIMI, S O'CLOCK.
Lecture: Tho Future of Educated Women, Mrs,
Helen l-.kin Sturrett. Chicago.
Followed by a gem rill reception to the Illinois
Social Science ssoclation, under auspices nf the
Woman's Club and Library Association of Cairo.
I'ltOllllAMMK KOIC TUB UK( KITION.
Instrumental Solo: Overture to Oheron- Weber,
Vocal Solo: Mrs. W. p. Halliday.
Kecltatiou: Magilali-na. or thu Spanish Duel
Waller. Miss Klttie Alvord.
Vocal so!o: Sound the Signal I.oud-Guuibert,
.Mrs. J. M. Lainden.
Ileeitailon: Mother and Po-Jt-Mrs. Drowning,
-Mrs. W. P. Wright.
London, April If), o a.m. Beaconsfield's
physicians regard his present symptoms as
giving grounds fur more grave anxiety
than at any period during his illness.
5::0 a. m. Lord Reaconsllelrl is dead.
Bcftcousfield had a very serious relapse dur
ing the night. He died peaceably at 5
this morning. He was perfectly conscious
to the last. Dis. Kidd and Quam, ami
Lords Howlun and Burlington were present
when Lord Beaeonstield expired.
Burke's Peerage tor 1ST!) gives the follow
ing curt account of tho Disraelis: "The
family of Disraeli settled first in Spain and
then in Venice. Benjamin Disraeli came
to Englaud in the year 17-1(1. He married,
in lTtJo, Sarah Villareals do Seproot, a
branch ot the Villarenls, of Portgual, by
whom he had an only child, Isaac Disraeli,
Esq., 1). C. L., author of the 'Curiosities of
Literature,' who married Maria, daughter
of George Basevi, of Brighton, originally of
a Venetan family, by whom he had four
children: Benjamin, now earl of Beaeons
tield ; lialph, deputy clerk of Parliaments
married Catherine,1 daughter of Charles
Trevor, Esq., and has a son, Conigsby, born
1SG7. James, late commissioner of inland
revepues, died iu December, 1SCS.
He entered Parliament at thirty-two, in
lsjoT, the same year that Victoria ascended
the thrane. Gladstone had been there
four years before him, and was earnestly
opposing the removal of the Jews' political
Usabilities, and the admission of .Noncon
formists to the universities. The borough
of Maidstone returned Disraeli as a Con
servative, lie was, personally, nn odd
character, aud lias always remained so.
His training and i-rl'ieation had all con
duced to this result, lie was uot, like
Gladstone, a college-bred man, but re
ceived his mental equipment from his
father, Isaac Disraeli D'lsraeli, us he
used to spell it and private tutors. The
lather was a bookworm and tho son was
literary. At twenty-two he had published
his famous "Vivian Grey." London is in
deep mourning and grand preparations
are being made for the funeral.
PllEM.VTCRK Loss OF THE HAIR UOW-a-
days may be entirely prevented by the uso
of Burnett's Cocoaine. It has been used in
thousands of cases where the hair was com
ing out in handfuls, and has never failed to
arrest its dejiy ; it promotes a healthy and
vigorous growth, and it is at the same time
unrivalled as a soft and glossy dressing for
Burnett's Flavoring Extracts are the best,
strongest and most healthful, bold every
It should not be forgotten that Dr.
Thou'as' Eclectric Oil is not only a sover
eign remedy lor Rheumatism, throat and
lung complaints, piles, soreness, ulcers,
cuts, bruises and hums, but is also highly
esteemed in tho stables of tho land as a
remedy for horses and cattle diseases and
hurts. Paul G. Schuh, Agent.
A Mother Made Happy.
Mrs. Wilkilns of Elinn, writes: In an
swer to your letter of enquiry I am glad to
say my child is quite well again." Your
Spring Blossom did wonders for him, his
kidney complaint is cured, the constant
bed wotting has ceased, and he plays
around again as usual, his appetite is good,
and pain entirely removed. I shall strong
ly recommend it. Prices: ft., "0 cents,
uud trial bottles 10 cts.
They are Coining.
Tho Immense stock of Boots and Shoes
for tho Spring and Summer trado aro now
daily arriving, and when all in will bo tho
largest, best selected and most completo
stock of Men's and Boys, Ladies and Chil
dren's Boots ami Shoes ever brought to
this City. Comprising all the latest styles
and tho Best Hand -made and Eastern
Goods ever offered to tho Public. Having
purchased all my goods for Cash, I got the
lowest prices on them, and will give tho
public tho Benefit by selling them lower
for Cash than any other House. I invito
all to call on mo if in want of anything in
my Hue beloro purchasing elsewhere
Boot and Shoe Dealer, No. 00, Comiuer
cial Ave,, between Fifth and Sixth Streets
Shot in the Nck.
Anna, III., April 10. Two negroes,
named Roland and Tanner, living at Cob
deu, eight miles uorth of here, quarreled,
this afternoon over drawing gravel, and at
Lonco opened firo upon each other with re
volvers, exchanging seven shots, when Tan
ner was hit tn the neck and will probably
Grace mid IUh Noble Work,
Special to the Globe -Democrat.
Anna, In,., April 19. A fire broke out
in tho bath-room on the fourth floor of tho
north wing of tho Southern Illinois Hos
pital for tho insane, located at this place,
at 11:30 last night,
AFTER GETTING OUT THE PATIENTS
an effort was made to stay the progress of
the fire, but as tho building had a man
sard roof it was not until the center ot the
building was reached that by tho almost
superhuman efforts of tho employes and
citizens tho fire was mastered. Three pa
tients were discovered in a room in the
second story of the north wing entirely
surrounded by fire. The throng upon the
ground witnessed their frantic efforts to
burst through the grated windows.
WITH I1KEATIILESS EXCITEMENT.
Finally a ladder was procured and placed
near the window of the room. Although
the flames coiled around the ladder, three
men started up, but were forced by the
heat to retreat. Dne gallant fellow named
Grace ran up the ladder, thrust an axe into
the window and commanded the colored
patient named Nelson to cut his way out.
He simply tnrew the axe away. Again it
was given him and tho crowd below, as
with one voice, yelled to him to cut the
grating loose. This time he did it and es
caped. Mr. Grace again showed his cour
age by reasceuding the ladder and going
into the room now
ABLAZE WITH FLAMES
in every direction, and after a hand-to-
hand struggle with a patient named Mc-
Clellan, who was nearly dead from heat
but desperately determined to stay in his
room. Uraco forced him headlonir tnrougu
the window and parties outside caught him.
Mr. Grace inhaled the heat and suffered in
tensely aftuwards, but is not in danger. A
patient from Monroe county, named N.
Ferkie, was burned to death. These pat
ients were all taken from their cells, but in
some way wandered back. Three fire com
panies from Caiio arrived at 4:110 and aro
working on the ruins. Tho superintendent,
Dr. Wardner, is in Chicago on business.
The loss is estimated at $150,000. Only
the patient P'eikin is missing.
Sued For a Kound Sum.
THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS REQUESTED TO
PON Y I P.
New Orleans, April 11). John Cross
ley & Son, of England, have instituted a
suit against tho city of New Orleans, in
the United States Circuit Court, for the
sum of 430,782 50, being the amount of
drainage warrants held by them. Ono
hundred aud seventy thousand dollars of
these warrants were issued by the city aa
part of f 3,000,000 purchase price paid by
the city for tho rights and proprrty of the
Mexican Gulf and Ship Canal Company of
which tho petitioners are successors, and
the remainder of tho warrants were issued
for work alleged to have been performed
by said company. The petitioners allege
that the city has made no efforts to collect
the drainage tax levied to pay these war
rants; that there is $70,000 of this tax now
due, and they ask for such order in relation
to tliis matter as the Court may see fit to
A Strange Treacher
There was oneo a minister of
Gospel who never built a church.
Who never preached in one.
Who never proposed a church fair to
buy tho church n new carpet.
Who never founded a now sect.
Who never belonged to any sect
Who frequented public houses and
drank wine with sinners.
Who never received a salary.
Who never asked for one.
Who nover wore a black suit or wliito
Who never used n prayer book.
Or n hymn hook.
Or wrote a sermon.
Who never hired a cornet soloist to
draw souls to hear tho "word."
Who never advertised his sermons.
Who never even took a text for his
Who never went through a courso of
Who never was ordained.
Who was never even "converted."
Who never weut to a Conference
Who was ho?
A banquet w:ts recently given by a
bourgeois of Brescia which is destined
to make its mark in tho annals of cook
ery. It was composed entirely of asses'
flesh roast, boiled and broiled. All
was ass, nothing hut ass, and tho whole
was pronounced most exquisite. As
money makes the man, so does cookery
make tho meat. Every part of this Ital
ian beast sad-Meed on this occasion
went down the throats of wise men as
sembled to devour him. 'I be tongue in
particular wan declared to bo perfect.
Will thu example- bo tolerated elso
where? Tho motive of tho giver of tho
banquet was simply to procure for the
poorer population an article of food
more nutritious than tlio bad beef and
mutton sold at the butcher' shop.