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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 19, 1881.
NEW SERIES NO. 279
TAX PURCHASER'S NOTICE.
To each mid every of tliu par -on a beruluaftur iiumud Bud to any mid nil othitr pt-raona lutm-atcd:
You iru bi-reli. noWM tbat t aal of real uatul lu the county of Ali.-xaudor and alatu of Uliuola,
iitld at thu auiitbweaierly dior of ttittcorrt bouati lu the city ol Calnr; in mid county militate, by the
county collector of aatd county, oulhe (laya and at Hie tltuoa liuniliialler auectlled, K. Culler and C. A.
Karctilldon, (Inn of K. 1'ulley & Co., Imcame the purcliaaura of the real en tale hereinafter deacrilied, all
' uat.d lu taid county and atate, lor the 'axea due and unpaid thereon for the aeveral yeart aa below aet
forth.oiretber with peualtlea and coat due thereou; aaid real eatate being, taxed lu the name of the per
uu orui-raonareauectlvuly below net forth, to-wlt;
Id wboae name taxed.
Date of a!e
MoaeH I' (ioodmau AuiiiiHt vW. IsIM
l aleli A Miller Hepleuiher 4, ISV'.i
Win W While HeplfiniM-r IT. Is',!)
Chart' I A Hoedi.-r....Hi-itiiiiber 17. IKTM
Cbarlea A lleotlier. . . .September 17,
John Kuutli Siuleinber 17. 1'H
J IITIukIi v September 17, WJ
Claiborne VVIualuu...8eiU'iiter 17, 117'J
J II Tlniiley 8itut--mb-r 17, 1-CU
M K and II 11 Jolinnoii. September 17, IsT'i
heuteliiber 17. 171
Wui h Wallace..
September V, l7M
.... Hepteuibcr 1M, K
.. ..September I'-', 17
beuiember il, IwTtl
W llace lieira
... BelitemberW, 17
H ft H WUI niore ACo, Hptrtt4, IS7
A Ultvini-v'a beira. . . September 2H, 1M7
A D & J II Leech.
Seut'-mber , 1H7H
A I) it J I) Leech....
Wrn II (irenn
John A Durham...
September -J. I7
.September IS. 1V
. September I.'t, IST'I
,. Hepteuibcr 1.
. Seiileuiber 1, IsV'l
A li Walerrouii
John A Durham September I I. IsT'i
John A Durham Septemlx-r I I, 1-V.t
llanaom Thompaon.. September !'!. IsiK
Kaunoiii Thorn paou . . . Heptem ber M, 1H i
.September H. 1'.9
September 11, 1SV.I
John A Durham September H. 1"7M
.1 . .1. i, A Durham September VI. Ih.'l
And that the time allowed by law for the leilempMon oi eacn oi uie anove uaacrioca unci oi muu am
expire lu two yeara from the dale, of aale thereof aa alijive rj-apectlvely aet forth
Cairo. 111.. May 14th, 11.
E. W. WIIITLOCK,
Omri No. 1.V5 Commercial
KiKbtb and Mntb Street
J)U. W. C. JOCELYN,
OKl'lCK Klhtb Street, near Commercial Avautia.
QEORGE II. LEACH, M. I).,
Physician and Surgeon.
Seclal attention paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment of aurlcal dlaeaaea, and difeaaea of wonieu
and chlldn-u. , ,
Office: So. 10 Eighth atrett, near Commercial
aveuue, Cairo, Ilia.
NKW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Unety
(JOOI)S SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. P ATI EH & CO..
Cor. Nineteenth atreet ) CiUl'O. I1L
Commercial Avenue J uutv
Ctnnmercial Avenue ami Eighth Street.
K I1KOH. Prealdent.
William Klnee. Cairo
Peter Neff. Cairo;
C. M. Oaterloh, Cairo;
William Wolf, Cairo
CO. I'atler, Cairo;
K. A. liuder, Cairo:
lit. Intereat paid l
J KxehanKe aold aud boUKbt.
theSavinira Department, coiteciioua uiaue
all bnalneaa promptly attended to.
rj'HK CITY NATIONAL BANK
W.P. HALLIBAY, Vreatdont.
H. L. HALUIDAY. Vko Prea dent.
TIIOS. W. HAUIDAY, Caahior.
B aTAATfl TTtR. w- nM-nA'
BaJi" UaVxiSW, . Ct-NS.HUUAM,
,.. UJ.IAam, HTKI'UIN BIKD,
Exf ha,n(fe, Coin and United States BondB
BOUGHT AND BOLD.
Depnatta received and t neneral i.anklnd bualneaa
yOCUM & BRODERICK,
STAPLE and FANCY
Washington Avonuo, Oor.
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Tl-IK 1CK ICING.
Iteady now, to furniah and deliver U K la nny
qaautlty both lioleaalc and reUil, and at
KOCK BOTTOM PRICES.
I reapeclfully aolirlt the patroi aueof all my old
friend i- aud a many new onea. and iruarmteetliem
faiirmciion. iiavuii ni,ti
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON.WELI
PACKED FOR SHIPPINO.
Oai Loads a Specialty
Cor. Twelfth Street and Leyee
FERRY HO AT.
QAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE Vto STATES
On and after Monday, June 7th, and until Inrther
notice tbe ferryboat will make trlpa aa followi
Lixria Lixvxs LiATia
Koat Fourth it. Mlasourl Land g. Kentucky Ld'g
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. a. m.
10:00 a.m. 10:30a.m. 11a.m.
8:00p.m. 2:30p.m. 3 p.m.
4:u0p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5;00p.m.
2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p. m
BTOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB W0HK DONE TO ORDER.
NO. 27 EIGIITn STREET,
Cairo, - - Illinois
Qt W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kiiulliiis
cotiatantly on nana
At Seveuty-flve ceuts per loml.
At one dollar per load.
Tho "trtmmln((a"iM coarti ahalniri and make
the beat aummer wooa lor waia i...l.
aa the cheapeat aver aoia in vai.
mltb'i uae In autttuK tlrin, thay ara uneoualled
Leava your ordura at tua Tintn airu wuuu m
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FLOUR. ORAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring Mills
HUrbeHt Cash Price Paid fur Wfaeat.
JOT1CE TO CONTRACTOR'S.
Healed propoaala will be rurc'wd at thla ofllce. di
rected to the city cotmell of the city of Cuiro, and
marked, protmxul for hlliriir atreeta, until .'i
o'clock p. in. ofTueaday.Ihe Jttli riHy of May, 1HS1,
for the IlllliiK and urailinit of about 5 0 cubic yurda
of earth on Sixth atrrat, between Wnahincton
avenue aud Walnut Mrect: about am cubic yurda
ouWainut alreet.betw en rjlxthand Eighth atreeta;
about :i cubic yurda on hevi'iitb atreet. between
Walnut atreet and .lefterMin avenue; about it cu
bic yarda on Kleventb atrei-l. between Wai'hliiclou
avenue and Wa nut atreet : about H cubic yarda on
Walnut atreet between Eleventh and Fourteenth
atreeta and ou Thirteenth street, between
WaabiiiL'tou avenue mid Cedar atreeta;
about 3i cubic yarda on fourteenth atreet,
between WnMiinL'lon avnne and Walnut atreet;
about : cubic yarda ou Wulnut atreet, between
Fourteenth nml Fifteenth atreeta, and on Fifteenth
atreet, be'weeti Walnut and Cider atreeta: about
tun cubic yurda ou Fifteenth atreeta, lit-
tween Ceder anil l.nctict atreet; about loo cubic
yarda on Cider and Sixteenth atreeta, near the cor
ner or mid atreeta; about nii i-unir. yarda on vtaan
Inirton avenue between I'weiitv-Hrat and Twenty
aeventh atreeta: and about Jul cubic, yarda on Cnru
merclal avenue, between Twenty-iilnth aud Thirty-aer-ond
atreeta. Work to be done under tbe direc
tion of the committee on atreeta.
l)id for above work to be wade aepiiratc for eucn
locrility. For Information in reference to (iranlui;
etc. aec atreet atlperinienuein. I ue nirni io reject
any or all bids i reaerved. D. J. FOLEY.
OTIC E TO CONTRACTORS.
Office or CiTVCi.r.iiK.t.Aitto, lu.., May nth ihm.
Scaled propoaula will be received at my oll'u e un
til 5 o i lock p. in , Tnnailay. May "J4th. for the
removal ol garbane Irom 'he different reabiencea
and hotela in thecltv for the motiiha of May. .Sep
tember. Ortoher. Niivcinber. March and April.
twice in each week; ror the niotitnaoi june. diny
aud Aiiuii-t. aix daya in earli week, and for the
month of Dei-eniber. Jatiuurvatid February, once
in each week, aa te r aection chapter 10 of the
ordinancea of the city. The place of depoalt .o be
not l- aa than one mile Irom the c'ty linnia. i lie
riijlit to reject any and all bid reaerved by the city.
li. .1. rm.r. l. tin i lera.
tirriea orCTiv Cieiik. Caiiio. Iu. .Miiv Hlh, 1h1
Sealed propoaala will he received at thla olHce
until time of meeting of the city council, Tueaday,
Mav St. lor furnialiiua the citv with two vnotiaana
cubic varda of broken alone, to be delivered on
ievee atreet, near loot oi ciirnm airuei, aa a aioue
to he of audi air.e aa tonaaa through a rine the ul
ameter or which will be i'i inchea; alao propoaala
for lurnlablUL' five tbouaaud cubic varda of irravol
to be delivered on atreela or levee; aaldrravel t lie
eiual In quality to that delivered ou blxth atreet
in the vcar 1VI. and aubieet to approval of com
mitteeou atreeta. The right to reject any and all
hide reaerved ny the city.
D.J. FOLEY, City Clerk.
Hatural Fruit Flaws,
Prepared from the choicest
Fruits, without coloring, poison
ous oils, acids, or artificial
Essences. Always uniform in
strength, without aitff adultera
tionsoritniuritit'n. J lave gained
their reputation from their per
fect purity, superior strength
and quality. Admitted by all
who have used them as thn most
delicate, grateful and imtural
flavor for cakes, puddings,
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Maker of Lnpnlin Yaaai Genu,
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder,
and Dr. Prloe'a Uniqne Perfume.
We make no second grade goods.
awok In yout own town, $3 outfit fraa. No
IP"" which nunioiia nrlihnr am ran mako ttreat
riK. naauor, if you want a nuainoaa
Eay all the tlma thn work, write for partloulara to
i. 11ALLBTT A CO., Portland.
Here Ilea a tnau whoau crown wa won.
By blow Km lu aa emjily ku.
No aoonet lu the (juu be blew,
Ttieu up the Kotdeu alalra be Hew.
Aud met the girl on heaven'a green
Who lit the lire with keroaene.
He alao aitw, aatrlde a tlool.
The man who tampered with a mule.
Aud alao there wai to be lomi,
Tbe chap who toyed with glycerltie.
But looklni! ronud he failed to view
The tend wbo loud the flab-barn blew,
And aald nnto blmaelf, '"Tia well
lle'a gone to find Hob Iniferaell.
THE CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL.
The present season is full of interest to
tlie friends of Young Men's Clirintinn As
sociations and the important work they are
doing not in this couutry only, but also on
the other side of the sea. For this tnontli
May 23 29 will assemble at Cleveland
the representatives of the American Y. M.
C. A., and later July .'10. Aug. 0 at Lm-
lon, at Exeter hall, delegates from the as
sociations of all lands will hold their ninth
triennial meeting Both conventions will
receive reports of rapid progress in all de
partments since their last meeting, two
years ago, at Baltimore, and three years
ago at Geneva, Switz. The conference ut
London will be attended by a large Amer
ican delegation, which is to sail from New
York on July 10. The convention' ut
Cleveland will be one of extraordinary in
terest for several reas ms.
The associations in the United States
and Canada now number about 1,000, with
100,000 members. The late census shows
that in this country there arc 300 cities,
each of which should have an association
vigorous and active enough to employ a
competent young man as managing sec re
tary, to organize and develope an aggres
sive work for young nun. Alxuit 100 of
these cities are maintaining this important
branch of christian work. To phicc the
international committee, in a condition to
extend it to others, will be one of the ob
jects of the convention.
Delegates will be present from not a lew
of the 107 college associations representing
many thousand college students.
From thirty railroad centers delegates
will come to report progress in the work
among railroad men, and to co-operate in
the extension of this work to many other
points along the 80,000 miles of American
railroads and among the 800,000 employes
on the pay-rolls of American railroad coin
German-speaking delegates from a score
of German-speaking centers of population
will be there to report a progress unpre
cedented in this branch of work for
young men, and to take means to still
further extend it under the
leadership of the German secretary of the
The associations in Canada will also semi
a large delegation across the lakes.
Another interesting group of delegates
will consist of christiuu commercial travel
ers, who have been organizing of late years
an efficient work among young men of this
class, in connection with the Y. M. C. A.
A few such delegates attended the Balti
more convention two years ao, but since
then the work has widely extended and
measures will be taken at Cleveland to give
it a new impulse.
A work among colored young men at
tho south, full of interest and promise, will
The international committee has also
received ward that the associations on
the other side of the Atlantic will bo rep
scntcd. Among all the classes ot American young
men above enumerated thq international
committee, under instructions from the
convention, is conducting a vigorous and
aggressive work, a visiting secretary being
iu charge of each department. The report
of tho committee will bring tho whole sub
ject before thn convention and leading
christian young men from all parts of
tho country will be there to deliberate up
on tho good results already secured and to
devise how this interesting work in all its
departments may be extended so as to reach
the vast and growiug multitude ol youn
men who need tho fellowship and sympathy
and mutual co-operation and help which
have made theso assoeiations,wherever they
have been wisely administercd.a blessing to
tho communities aiming which they have
Mrs. T. A. Gist, 1204 Walnut street,
Philadelphia, writes: "I had inllamma
torv rheumatism verv badlv. and m one
foot and ankle it seemed to have taken
hold with tho determination to stay some
time; and tho morning I obtained tho St.
Jacobs Oil I could not nut my toot down
to the floor, even tor an Instant. I used it
that evening for the first time, next morn
ingfor tho second time, and that after
muni tint inv fun! down tor several min
utes at a time. On Suuday following I
could stand up and walk a few steps. On
Tuesday could walk about my room, and
went down stairs by holding on to tho
banisters. Now can walk quito well,, and
theroials verv littlo soreness and pain loft.
I shall go out id a couplo of days, weather
nermittinff. Just tliluKI ono oottie ana a
half and I can walk and am almost free
from cam. It Is a wonderful medicine I
will buy it by tho dozen and make it t
family medicine, as wo aro subject to rhoiv
Tbe Old Brown School House.
It atool on a Monk country corner,
The huuaea weiv illatiint and fi'W,
A uii-uilnw lny Inn k. Ill tliodialiineo
Beyond nwc the lilIU to our view.
Tim rnitila croaainx thi-tv ut rlirht angle,
l'iiiiuvtr-il liy pump and army,
Wero cropped lv tliu cow In the aimimer;
I've wiitcliiil them thcio many a day.
In momory's hall hunira tho picture,
And your of ami cure nre between;
It halm wltb a licntit if ul irildliifr,
And well do 1 lnvo It, I wi i-u.
It bIimkI on a bli-ulc uniititry corner,
But tHiyhiaid'i yoimtr himrt mado It warm;
It irl'iwed tiitheautiah'iiiKir mourner,
T'wa-i checrlui in winter und etirm.
Tho tonchcr, 0 wrll I romomner,
My heart hua lonjr kept him a place;
IVrfmpa by tho world be' funruttcn,
Ilia memory no touch enn ctlacc.
Ilo met ua with amlloa on tho threshold,
And In that rudo ti-mplo of nrt
lie left, wltb tbe akill of a workman,
Ilia touch on thu uiiii'l and tho heart
Oh, irny wer tho apnrta. of lh noontide,
When winter wnuli frolicked with anow;
We luuahcd at tho frouka ol tho atorm-klng,
And shouted bun on all a-irlow. '
We iluahcd at bla bunut.f ul auulpturo
Uofrnrdloaa of all Ita army,
We pltinifort In tho foulhcry snowdrifts,
And sported tho winter away.
Wo ant on tho old-fashlonod benches,
Botfullcd with our pencil and alnte;
Wn llioiiirht ot tho i-in-ii nif future,
And dri'timt-d of our munhood's estnto.
O. daya of my bovhood, I blew ye,
Whllo looking from life's buay pilmo,
Tho treasure urn lliir-r:iiir with uio,
I gathered in life's curly I line.
O, "till that Monk country corner,
Turns my heart In wnirlliesa yet,
Where leiiillnif my irentlo younir aiatcrs,
Witb youthful eoiiipiintinia I met.
I cast n fond (rliuiee o'er the meadow,
The bills just behind it I aec,
Awny In tho clmriii of thn distance,
Ol'Iscbuol house! a biessing on tncc.
-lev. Dwiuht IVilKurrw,
Evo was the first to set a fall fashion.
Sunday-school toucher (reprovingly):
"Hoys; do you know what day tins is.J
Stivet boy "Hi. fellers! hero's a cove
that don't know what day this is! I
guess he's been out all night.
An exuberant youth hails a snpposnd
flcquainfcmco with "Hello, .Joe, but,
nuliiig ins mistake, ruws: "tin, excuse
Die; 1 thought you worn another man!
iconic stranger answers, "I am.
'I bolievo tho jury have, been inocu
lated for stupidity." said tho testy law
yer. "That may be," replied his op-
hiouent, "but tho bar and the court nro
of the opinion that you nail It in mo
natural way." '
The train had just rolled into the sta
tion, and little Charley stood listening
a moment to the sound of the escaping
steam, ihen, turning to Ins lather, Bo
said, "Pa, the engino's all onto' breath,
A gentleman was complaining on
'chansro that ho had invested a rather
larirc sum of money in Wall street, and
lost it all. A sympathizing friend asked
him whether ho had been a bull or a
bear. To which ho replied: "Neither.
I was a jackass!"
A youngster, while wanning his hands
at tfio lire, was remonstrated with liy
his father, who said, "to awny from
tho lire; tho weather is not cold." "I
nin t iieatin mo weather, lather; i in
warming my hands," tho littlo fellow
A frentleman from Indiana recently
registered in an Illinois hotel nnd looked
at tho printed notice in his bed-room,
"I lea.se do not mow out the gas." i no oc
cupant of the adjoining room heard him
remark, "1 p:i. i. money and i m go
ing to blow out tho gas H l want to."
"Did vou slin?" they nsked tho old
gentleman as they picked him up. "Oh,
no," ho growled, "ot course not. i was
trying to see if I could sit down on that
coal-holo top hard enough to break it.
Did it just tor tho fun of tho thing."
And he glared at them very savagely,
and they somehow felt mighty toolish.
It was his first appearance at church;
and. in order that ho might sit perfectly
still and keep his littlo chatter between
his teeth, ho was told that a Dig dog
would bito him if ho didn't keep silent.
This littlo fellow cast several glances up
and down the aisle, and at last, just at
tho most interesting part of tho sermon,
startled tho congregation by piping out,
lUUIIIIllil, WHUIU 13 111U ""ft'
Tho only practical joko in which Rich
ard Harris Durham (hotter known by
the Jion lie plume of Thomas Ingoldsby)
ever personally engaged in, was enacted
when ho was a boy at Canterbury. . in
company with a school-follow, D , ho
looking at thn gravo assembly, tho lat
ter hold up a penny tart, and said, hoI
emnly: "Whoover speaks first shall
have tliis pie." "Go thy way, hoy, ami
" "Tho pio is yours, sir!" exeluimod
I), placing it before tho astounded
spoaker, and hastily effecting his esenpo.
A prominent physician in this city
roeeived a circular from the Cousus
Ollico, recently, requesting him to re
port tho number of insano and idiolio
poisons of whom ho had knowledgo
through his practice Tho doctor, who
had just been reading tho reports of tho
proceedings in the United Stales Sen
ato, wrote on tho back of tho circular;
"They aro all in Washington,'' and
mailed it to goneral Walker, Superin
tendent of tho Census. Providence
Women on tbe Road,
N. Y. Commercial Advertiser.
It is tho verdict of merchants that fo
male clorks deal better than men with
femalo customers. They nro moro com
prehensive and patient moro sympa
thetic with tho gush anil true inwardness
lavished upon tho finery which tires tho
enthusiasm of tho softer. Consequently
thero nro numerous tulvorlismeuts this
Boason for women to travel in tho Intor
est of mcrcantilo houses to socurn fe
male patronage This opens a uew Hold
of Industry well adapted to thoso women
who havo cxporiouco with country cus
tomers in city Mores. Lady clerks who
havo crown popular with patrons out of
town will liud it both pleasant and
profitable to seek and take their orders
undor "tholrywn vino and fig-tree.1'
The Prize Oat Essay
Tho prizes in tho New York Cat Show
havo been distributed, "Spot," thn per
forming feline, drawing if 250 and a gold
medal. The iirizo for the cat essay (if 10)
was nwarded to Walter C. Quevedo,
Drooklyn, his effort being tho best of
6.17. It was attached to a common
wooden "Tip" cat, such as little boys
play with. It was as follows: "This'is
Tho inclosed cat knocked at our oflieo
window a few years ago, and then camo
in without being introduced. Sincothen
it has never eaten anything nor shown
an inclination to beeomo acquainted
with the hack fence. It is perfectly do
cile, but is apt to jump when stroked
upon tho back. Dosides this species
there aro two other kinds of cats tho
eat of nine tails and tho cat of nine
lives. Tho cat proper nnd improper
derives his name from tho manner in
which you address him at night, thus
Tho cat is a cuss that mews and purrs,
be-cuss purr-haps it a-mew-ses him. Ho
is covered with fur, is tilled with docoit
fulness and abounds iu cheek. I said
that on pur-puss. He can placo himself
outside of a canary in full bloom, and
then come und sit by your sido and look
up in your face with a smile that is
childlike and bland, chuck lull of
penitence mid canary. Canary other
uiiiinal do this? His fur is soft and glos
sy, but what this is fur I cannot say. It
isn't so so soft, however, but what it
will break bricks. The cat is a smaller
bird than the mule. As a general thing
the eat can draw more than any other
annual except a mustard plaster. I
have known him to draw two bootjacks,
a scuttle of coal, two or three charges.
out of a gun, two or three swears out ot
a man, and other articles ol bedroom
furniture out of a third-story window.
l itis can also bo said ot tho average-
(ierman band. In fact they aro some
what related, as the discoverer of tho
fiddle, listening to the music of a cat,
cut him open to see where tho noiso
came from, and thus laid tho foundation
for tiddle strings. Cats and fiddles thus
beeiime viol instigators of suicide. They
are utifeeline. 1 would say something
about thn cat-o'-nino tails, but it is u
painful subject; another reason is, I
don't know anything about them. See
Mr. liergh. rlcaso send the 10 by nny
of my kind reportorial friends. You
might also send a policeman with tho
reporter. Yours, categorically.
How to Tell
Just stroll around to back kitchen
doors on Monday, if you want to seo
how pretty she is. Thero she stands,
queen of tho wash-tub, princess of tho
clothes wringer. Watch her as she plays
a light pianissimo solo on tho wash
board, ever and anon Increasing to
crescendo, and occasionally bursting
out into a staccato movement that rips
tho buttons oil" the wristbands. Her
hands arc parbi iled, her elbows dimpled,
her face redolent with sudsy steam. If
sho hastily wipes her hands on her
apron aud scoots out of sight, bid her a
lasting good-by. Dut if slio rests with
her hands on her hips and bids you
"good-morning in a cheery tone -don't
linger a great while. She moans to givo
you a doso of warm water just as soon
as you get near enough. Call on her
in tho evening, and if she can't play tho
piano as well i,sshe does tho wasli-boanl
never mind. (.Jo ahead, Say your Ihtlo
m i I-
An ambitious young man started a
newspaper in 1'iscopiii, Col., recently.
In tho first number ho wrote theso sad
lines: "This may bo our funeral, ns no
man knows when his is coming?" Tho
entire edition had not been struck oil
when tho editor's stock of property was
attached for debt by a barkeeper.
A Meteorological Observation
A few days ago a (Jalvestonollicer of
tho law conducted n prisoner, who had
just been convicted of horse-stealing
(with a penalty of tivo years' imprison
ment at Huntsville), back to the jail
from the court house. The Sheriff re
marked that it was quilo chilly.
Yes, wo nro going to havo a backward
spring this year. It doesn't make much
difference to you and me, but it's awful
rough cn tho farmers that havo to work
for a living. I really feel sorry for ttho
poor devils." Govcuton Xctes.
Difference of Customs.
Among tho Mari savages of India, if
a young man wants to marry, his father
takes with him somo friends and they
sot out toward the villago Indicated by
tho youth. If they meet a haro or a
squirrel or a wild boar or a mountain,
cat, it is ajiatl omen, nnd they turn
back. It is vastly different in this coun
try. Here, if a young man wants to
marry ho sets out alone, and if ho wero
to meet six lions, a polar bear, threo
timers, four elephants, a hippopotamus,
a rhinoceros, Den Hill, and all tho rest
of the menagerie, ho wouldn't turn
back. He'd cut across tho field. He'd
"cut," anyhow, but ho wouldn't turn
back-not if tho girl was waiting.
If vou cannot find it gentleman to
marry, girls, do not marry at alL Dy
that term I do not meau a man who is
abovo tho need of work; ho may bo
anything but a gentleman4, but a man
who knows how to work, who has self
respect enough to keep him from low
habits both of speech and action; who
is courteous and honorablo; who is not
afraid of soiling his hands; the farmer,
tho blacksmith, tho carpenter, any man
may bo a gentleman under dust smi
soot and chips, but if ho isjiot, girls,
don't marry him at all! There to enough
troublo In lifo without increasing
any way. Do not subject yourself to
tho mortification that would be suro to
come with a hnsband who would con
Hmmllir enuso vou to blush for his law-
less actions, for ids coarseness ami
roughness, for his slippery dealings or
for his hypocritical poNl- It is not
.ufTlelent that a man looks and dresses
well; he must act and live well beside.