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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
TAX PURCHASER'S NOTICE.
Toewb Bud every of the peroii liur.tluarter nmiied
uu are imrini . ullllit.'i wn. mi m nam ui rum uNimu
In wIiono name taxed.
Date of tale
Mian K Ouodmau...
t 'aleli A Miller
Wiu W White
t'barl. a A Huurlier. .
'liarlen A Uecher. .
John K mi I h
Claiborne Wluntou. .
.. Si-plumber 4, IH'
. September I V, W.t
.September IT. lxTW
.Heplriuber IT, lMTU
I. ptember IT, In !l
.September IT, IHT'.
Heplemlier IT, 1"'J
J II TiHifN-y.
September 1T, Wit
1T1-K 1 -
M V ami II It JiiIiuhoii. September IT, K'1
Win S Wallace..
Seiiteuilier 17. K'l
Wui S Wallace.. :.,
( harlea Sckett
t harlea Sarkett....
W llacu beira
....September 1". 1ST'.)
...September 1'', 1T'
.September IM. 1KT
..Septeiuher l, 1S.M
.September I'', WW
Septelnt;r ', H.
II A It U Whl more Co, Sepl r iM, W)
A (lltinnev'a heirn. . . September i. 1(T.
Ji.ll & J Jl Iwch.....Kpliurbi.r . 1T
AD&.I I) be-ch
..... rteuiemner v,
....September . 1TH
....September IS. 1T
.... .September IfTM
Win II lireen
John A Durham. .
Mm W V If a-ktliH
I'lailioriid Winatou Septeiuher 1
A Waterman September 1
John A Durham. September I I. ISTtt
John A Durham September I'). 1K7H
Kuimom Tbompaou.. September I'l. IT
HauaumTb'jinpaon. ...September It, 1T
ltanaum Thompaon.. Septemtier IS. lHTtl
Katieum Tliomp'ou.. September 14, IK'J
Ji.bn A Durham September I I. 1U
Jobu A Durhuin September 13, Wl
held at the outliwe.ti;rly .iuor of tlie com lioux in the city uf C.lro. lu nuld county and atat, by the
coumyeollectoror4idcouatv.obthadayiaudatlbtiioMbreiuaflrNpciAnd, K I'uliev and C A
Marcblldoii, Ann of K. Culley k.o., became the piiri.haHum of tbu runt e.tt bereluaftxr dcucnlied tit-uat-d
ill mid county and tlnte, for the late, due aud unpaid tbcrtioo for the nuveral vt-art a below tut
fortbtiMfethi-r wllb .na Ilea aud cotta due thenou ; mid real eetale belli taxed lu tbo uam of tbe tier
ou or ueriMiua respectively below tot forth, to-v.li: 1 luc H"
Andtbat the time allowed bv luw for the redemption of each of the above dcri bed tract of land will
expire In two yeare from tbe date of le thereof nu abivejeiectlvely Bet forth
(A.MAlk illLDOX, firm of K. Culley Sc Co.
Cairo. 111., Miyr Hlb, I'urcbamr,
E. W. WIIITLOCK,
opnci No. 13 Commercial Avenue, between
Ki'liUi and Ninth Street
JU. W. C. JOCELYX,
OKflCK KlKbtb Street, near Commercial Avenue.
QEORGE H. LEACH, M. I).,
Physician and Sur?pnn.
Sxla1 attention paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment of auroral diacaaen, and dleeaeca of womvu
Olllce: No. 10 Rightb atrcet, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, Ilia.
JEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IS TJIK CITY.
(iOOI)S SOLI) VERY CLOSE
C. O. PATIKU ct CO.,
Cnr. Nineteenth atrcet) ('l)il'O. 111.
Commercial Avenue X V U1 IIP
I'ttniiiificiul Avtnue ami Eisjlith Street.
T nitOS1'. Prcoldent.
I', NKKr'.VIce l'renldeut.
II WEI.I.H. Cafhler.
V llnw". Cairo; William Kluge. Cairo;
l-eter Neff. Cairo; William Wolf, Cairo:
C. M. Oalerloh, Cairo; C. O. I'atler.t alro;
K.A. lltider, Cairo: J Y.flemaou, t. uledoula1
II. Welln, Cairo.
a (iENKHAL DAN KIND BUSINKSS DON K.
A Kxcliangeaold and bought. Intereat paid In
the SavltiL' Department. Collei lloua made and
II biiHlueaa promptly attended to,
rpilK CITV NATIONAL BANK
W. P. HAU.inAY.l'iH'Ktdent.
II. L. 1IAL1.1DAY. Vice 1'rualdent.
TIIU8, W. 1IAU.IDAY, Caabler.
t. MTAATa TATTER. W. f. IIAM.IDAT.
HINHt t. WU.IIUT, B. II. OtlHKINUIUM,
. d. ilimiH, aTKi-UEM mitiv
Exchiiwre, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUUIIT AND BOLD.
Dopoaltarecotvcd and I ironcral tanking httslneM
yOCUM & RRODERICK,
STAPLE and FANCY
Washington Avenue, Cor.
OAIHO - ILLS
and to any and all otbur pcrnoh. Intreted:
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TI-IE ICE KING.
Hi ady now, to rumUband deliver ICE la any
quantity both whulef ale nnd retail, and at
1J0CK BOTTOM FltlCES.
I respectfully aollrii tbe patrol ace of all my old
friend aud a many new ouea. and frunrniteethuni
ratirtacliou. JACOll KI.EE.
PROPRIETOR OF BPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE RY THE CAR LOAD OR T0N.WELI
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Car Loads a Specialty.
o p v i c K
Cor. Twelfth Street and LeTee,
QAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE "Vp'1 STATES.
On and after Monday, June 7th, and until lurther
notice the ferryboat will make trips aa follows:
LIATfa LIAVia LIAVia
Pot Fourth it. Mlmourl Land g. Kentucky Ld'g.
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a. m. 9 a. m.
10:0) a. m. 10:30 a. m. 11 a. m.
2:00p.m. 2:p,ra. 3 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. - 5;00 p. m.
2 p.m. :30 p.m. S p, ra
8TOVKS AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
A I,L KINDS OF J0O WORK DONE TO ORDER.
NO. 87 EIOHTII STREET,
Cairo, - Illinois
Q W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling;
coudtADtly on Dana
At Seventy-live cents per load.
At one dollar per load.
Tho "trimming" aro eoarw hvln(t nd maka
tho beat amiimur wood for cooking purpoyea m wall
M the chckpoat vvur eold In Cairo. Kor black
.mllb'a uau In nuttluft tlrrt, they ere ttneqnalled.
Luave your orders at tbe Tenth (trout wood yard .
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 20,
Itcliliis; ami Scaly Diseases, Scrofulous
HiiinorH, Ulcers, Old Sorcn, and Mer
curial AH'ections cured m lien all oilier
Iiiiiiiiin ftircncioH fail.
There la no human airiiiicy can hj apc(lllv, per-mam-ntlv
and economically clcunae the IIIihmI, clear
the Complexl uandKkln. reatore the Hair aud
cure every Htiecle of ltcbluif, Scaly and Scrofulon
bomoraof tho (-kin. Scalp and Blood aa tho Cull
rura Keuiedica. conalatiiiK ol C'llcnra. tliu great
tiklnC'ure, Cutlciira Soup, an rxqniaite Toilet, Uutb
and NurHeiy Kanatlvc, and C'utlciira Ib.iiolveiit,
tbe new Wood I'urirti r.
SKIN HUMORS, MILK CRUST, ETC
Kkln ll'imor.. Mri. S, E. Whliiple, Uecatur.
Miib., writes that bur face, head and omc parta ol
bor body were aliiioft, raw Head covered with
calia aud Hires. MiflVred fearful. y anil tried v
erythluK. l'crinanently cured by Cuticura item
dlea. Milk Cnist.-Mr. Howera, 11.1, Clinton atrcet,
C'iiic rilihtl, .iieaka of lier alctcr'a child, uho vtaa
cured of milk crimt, which relnted all remedira
for two year: now a fine healthv bov. wltli a bean.
tiful head of hair.
I'etturnf tbe HuikU. Elizabeth Hucklcv. Little
ton, N. 11., thankfully prninea the Cuticura Heme
die, for a cure of Tetter of the handi which had
rendered them alnioct uauluaa tuber.
SCALD HEAD, ALOI'ECIA, ETC.
HchI-I IIi miI H. A . Uuviiionii. auditor. P. Vt. Jk
8 K H. Jackaon, Mich ., was cured of arald bead
of tiln;year' duration by the Cuticura Urmedle.
Kulliniriil the Hair. Frank A. llean. riteani Fire
Kniriue li Hoptou. waM aured of aloDecm. or fiillllii.
of the hair by the t'uticnra lieiiiLdic. which com
iciciy restore't till" lair when all naid ho would
Dandruff. Thoinaa l.ee. --Ti FrHiibtnril Iveniii-
rhiladeiphia. atllictert with dnniirutl', which for
twenty yearn hvl covered hlancalii with arnlea one
quarter of an inch In tliitkim-, cured by Cuticura
Cuticura Keinediea are tirelian d bv WKEKS A
POTTER. Chemiets and Urui2L'iati, :) Wai-hinB-
ton atreet, Itoaton, and are fur Kale by all Druj
eliita. I'rice of Cuticura, a Medicinal Jelly, email
hoxea. M cent: larce boxea. 1. Cuticura Keaolv-
ent, the new Itlood 1'uriller, Jl per bottle. Cuti
cura Medicinal Toilet Soap, C cent. Cuticura
Medicinal ShavinL' Soati. ir cntH: lu bar fur bar-
bern and larje coniumeif. Ml cent. All mailed
free on receipt of price. Send for Illustrated Trea
ttav on the Skin.
Say. what Ik that, when tiliie. aat),
and energy and action fall.
Imparls new menutb to meet the gale J
What, w hen o'crworked. weary brain
Heel and relaxea 'uealh the 'train,
Itrings it to vigornu tone a;aiu?
And what when fierce dli"tempera strife
A ""ail, with dire attliciion rife.
Will ),ive new vim and charm to life?
Malt Bitters Company, Boston, Mass..
One Co i.lin a Voltaic
Elkituic 1'i.nxTEiis coattna
Si centa, if far auperior to
ev-rv other electrical appll-
fit ...n& ance before the pnhllc. They
r rlSTtl'' iiictantlv relieve Dyntiepsla,
I.iver comuiiiiiit. Malaria. I'Vv.t ard Avne, and
Klilnev anl I'rinurv I)lfticultlen, and maybe worn
over the pit of the (tomach. over the kldtieya, or
any affected part. I'rice 'S cen'. Sold every
where. WEEKS & FOTTEK.Bomon. Map.
JOTICE TO CONTKACTOUS.
Sealed propopaU will be reco'ved at this office, di
rected to the city council of the city of Cairo, and
marked, proposal for filling ctrcelH, until 5
o'clock j. m. of Tucaday.the '.'lib day of May, 1S81,
for the 11 1 1 In k sd (.'railing of about IV 0 cubic yard
of earth on Sixth atrcet, between WashlntoR
avenue aud Walntn street; a'xnit a) cubic yarda
on Walnut atrcet. betw. en Sixth and Eighth strceta;
about :) cubic yarda on Seventh street, between
Walnut street and Jefl'eraon avenue; uhout v cu
bic yards on Eleventh street, between Washington
avenue and Walnut street: nbout stm cubic yards on
Walnut street between Eleventh nnd Fourteenth
streets and on Thirteenth street, between
Washington avenue and Cedar streets;
about 3il cubic yards on Fourteenth street,
between Washington avtiue and Wulutit street;
about WO cubic yard on Walnut street, between
Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets, and on Fifteenth
street, betweeu Walnut and t'eder streets; about
:i00 cubic yards on Fifteenth streets, be
tween Ceder and I.ocnst streets; about ll cubic
yards on Ceder and Sixteenth streets, near tho cor
nerof said streets; about Mi) ruble yards on Wash
ington avenue between Twenty-first and Twenty
seventh strectn: and about jm cubic yards on ('mil
tuerclal avenue, between Twenty-ninth and Tblttv
second streets. Work to bu done under the direc
tion of the committee on streets.
Bids for above work to be made icpnrnte for each
locality. For Information In reference to grading
etc. see street superintendent. The right to reject
any or all bids Is reserved. I). .1. FOLEY.
4 ' -i .
si 5? 5 tj S
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
Sold by BARCLAY BROTHERS.
Large Stock. Fresh Goods
Just ltcceivcd. Trices Lower
than ever. MltCLAYBROS.
If . . .
ii you ihiIuiJ to attend tho Curnival lust
U1ht yu uiisseil such fun hh is seldoni
presented in Cuiro.
Tlie Dickens booth developed its hidden
manor, and the make-up of the inntiy chor
acteri was aimply prodiyous. Evidently
tlio greatest cure and attention had been
bestowed upon depicting the proper dress,
and were it not thut all were so excellent,
it might do to particularize.
The dinner yesterday was a most rnm.
plete succces. Everythintr afforded bv the
market of the town was nluceoV before fli
hungry two hundred who partook of th
feast, and the pleasant manner in which tho
ever-genial half-dollar was delivered and
received, was really refreshing. Be it un
derstood that fifty cents includes the price
of admission as well as dinner
which tho fates declare is cheap. The
tables were bountifully supplied with pyr
imidal decorations, while at each plate cos
ily secreted within the folds of the snow
white napkin, was a tiny button hole boti-
uet. The ladies were so attentive, and
displayed so much cordiality that out:
as though the only atonement
the inability to eat but (mo
nttr would bo to attempt
the demolishing of another.
The programme to-day and for the even
ing is unusually attractive, and the bill of
fare is something a litte more elaborate
than ever. All those who have fAilcl to Bt.
tend the carnival, should do so to-night,
and especially should all break bread
with the hdies this noon. The cause is a
good one, and the ice cream and strawber
ries are delicious.' Go to night, and if the
Dickens boys ami girls don't make you
laugh, you are dyspeptic, and should call
on the aflablc M. D., who so successfully
countcrfie'.ed Picksniff Wednesday
Having heard a great deal said in praise
ol the entertainment now being given by
the ladies of the Episcopal church at ILirt-
mans hall, tired, hungry nnd thirsty, wc
found our way thither at noon, to-day, "to
see liow it was ourself and although we
wero prepared to see things nice, as our
ladles are noted for their zeal and style in
giving entertainment, still we were not
prepared to witness the magnificence that
met our eye on entering the hall to day.
Elegantly spread tables filled the spacious
hall, whilo the delightful aroma from rare
flowers, which were placed in rich profusion
on each, floated through the coo!, sweet
atmosphere of the room, charming the
senses as well as the eye. Guests were met
on entering by smiling laced ladies, in
little jaunty caps and white aprons, led
and seated at tables, nnd made to feel at
perfect ease. 'While their attendants dis
pensed choice viands that were fit for kings
and queens, in the greatest
abundance, proving as clearly
that the ladies understand how to
cater to the appetite, as their evening enter
tainments show that they aro capable of
pleasing the eye and instructing the mind.
Those evening entertainments aro so unioue
and novel that none can afford to miss this
rare opportunity of witnessing them. Tho
gaily decorated booths the sweetest and
most charming music; he rich and ludic
rous costumes; the historical nnd beautiful
tableaux in fact, every feature of the
whole evening's entertainment conspires.to
form a pleasing picture in tho mind's eye
that will never be forgotten.
Tho ladies deserve the greatest credit for
this laudable enterprise in tho interest of
the church, and the success with which they
have met must bo ns gratifying to them as
it is to their many friends.
Respectfully yours, I. A. M.
Thk Trov. N. Y.. Press, snvat Mr XV.
J. Melvin, Editor Warren, Mass., Herald,
was cured of severe neuralgia by the use of
St. Jacobs Oil.
A Cough, Cold or Sore Throat
should 1)0 Btonned. iCL'lect freoiwntlv re.
suits in nu Incurablo Lung diseaso or Con
sumption, llrown s Bronchial Troches tlo
not disorder the stomach like cough syrups
t 1. I 1.... A .1! .1.. . il I. ,1
mm umtjuuiH, inn act uirccuy on uic iniiam
ed parts, allaying irritation, give relief in
Asthma, Bronchitis, Couirhs, Catarrh, nnd
tho Tbrot Troubles which Singers nnd
Public1 Speakers are subject to. For thirty
years Brown's Bronchial Troches havo been
recommended by physicians, nnd always
gtvo perfect satisfaction. Having been
tested by wide nnd constant uso for nearly
an cntiro generation, they havo uttained
well-merited rank among tho few staple
remedies of tho ago. Bold at 25 cents a
Canckk. No knife. No Pain. No
Sickness. No Fearful Treatments. Treat
ment is freo. Go or send to Dr. Kline, O.'Jl
Arch St., Philado, Pit.
Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Restorer is the
marvel of the ago for all Netve Diseases,
All fits stopped free. Send to 031 Arch
street, Philadelphia, Pcnn.
II. F. McCarthy, druggist, Ottawa, Out.,
states that ho was aflllctod with chronio
bronchitis for lomo years, and was com
pletely cured by tho uso ot Thomas' Eclec
Lovelace do la Poor Spinks (his usual
soliloquy before his glass) "after all
it's not a man's iiursonnl appearance
women enro for. It's his character, it's
his intellect, it's." Proceeds, us usu
al, to squeeze his neck into a collar
which prevents him from turning his
head, his feet into tight boots, which
prevont him from walking, and his
waist into a belt which prevents him
from drawing his breath.
Production of Goal.
The production of coal by tho wholo
world, says M. Simonin, the celebrated
French mining engineer, is 3XJ,(XK,000
tons, which at tho rate of $1.75 a-ton,
tho avcrago valtin nt tho pit's mouth,
represents about $Gi)0,OW,000, or three
times tho value of all tho silver in tho
world. Of this qunntity, England pro
duces one-half and tho United States
60,000,000 tons; then in order of thoir
output comes Germany, Frnnco and
Belgium. China will produce rooro
coal than England its soon as all her
i icu ueposiu are propei ly worked. I
is calculated that all tho coal in tho
world will bo exhausted in eight hun
dred to ono thousand years; but before
that timo tho sun's het'it, which original,
ly produced tho coal, will probably,
judging from tho success attending M.
Monchot's efforts in Algeria, bo "used
direct as tho motive nower.
Facta About Horse3
An "Equestrian Malinger" in Eng
land gives tho following interesting
facts about horses: "
It scarcely needs stating that a good
memory is indispensable in learning
anything. And if a horso has to learn
a trick or routine performance, ho can
only do so by remembering it from time
to timo of going through it. Both horses
and dogs havo woHderftil memories;
but I will narrato one or two instances
relating to the horso.
I was once driving to Lmig-Milford in
Suffolk at a spot wheiv there was a
bridge leading over a river. As wo ft
proached the bridge, tho horse pulled
up, nnd would not move on again with
out whipping. For some time I was nt
a loss to account for this freak; but it
afterward occurred to mo thai the bust
time I had crossed that bridge and with
the same horse, I had pulled up at that
spot to speak to a man.
Unless there is a reason to the con
trary, we always prefer occupying tho
same field each tunc wu visil'a town.
Sometimes it happens that the stud
groom, who is generally with tho first
wagon, forgets which field it is. But by
giving the horse his head and leaving bini
to himself, ho will most certainly pull
up at the right gatr. The groom never
finds him to be. wrong, and drives
When in Southampton some years
Bitice, I had to pass up High street daily,
and had a different horso almost every
day. Whichever horse I had he would
slacken speed at the Star Hotel, und
want to turn into tho yard. Upon
mentioning this to the groom, ho ex
plained that, livo years previously, when
the circus was in .Sinilhainpton, tho
stud had been stabled at the Mar, nnd
the horses had not yet forgotten tho
I have my opinion, founded upon closo
and varied observation, that horses can
and do convey to each other very ex
act intelligence by the sounds they pro
duce, from tho proud, sonorous neigh
intr of a full-Miii'ited horse, down to the
whinnying and Mv'lings anil other
little sounds willi which all keepers of
horses aro familiar. Once, in a long
stable containing twenty stalls in a row,
a horso at ono end was dying. Near the
other end was a horse of a timid dispo
sition, which showed marked signs of
cueau ana extreme nervousness, as
though conscious of what was going on;
trembling from head to foot, and
streaming with perspiration. I feel
convinced that intelligence of what was
passing had reached this horse, and
that, being a nervous temperament,
tho poor animal hud boon troubled to
tho painful extent wo had witnessed.
"Rock Me to Sleep, Mother," was
composed by nn old maid who never
rocked a baby in all her born days.
Some Navigable Rivers.
A pamphlet on the Mississippi river
nnd its tributaries gives tho following
interesting statement of tho mileage ol
the navigable portion of each of tho fol
lowing named rivers above its mouth;
Missouri, 3,219; Mississippi, 2,101; Ohio
1,021; RotL UHti; Arkansas, KM l; White,
77'J; Tennessee, 7W; Cumberland, 609;
Yellowstone, 471; Ouachita, 231; Wa
bash, :i(i;; Alleghany, a25; Osagn, ao.S;
Minnesota, '2; Sunllower, 271; Illinois,
270; Yazoo, 228; Black (Ark.), 112;
Green, 200; St. Francis, 1H0; Talla
hatchie, 175; Wisconsin, 100; Deor
Creek, 110; Tensas, 112; Monongaliela,
110; Kentucky, 105; Bartholomew, 100;
Kanawha, 91; Muskingum, 91; Chippe
wa, 90; Iowa, 80; Big Hatehie, 75; St.
Croix, C5; Rock, 65; Black (La.), 61;
Maeoti, 60; Bumf, o5j Bl Horn, 60;
Clinton, 60; Littlo Red, 49; nig Cypress
and Lake, '11; Big Black, 35; Dauchitle,
li:), Total number of livers, U3; total
number of miles of navigation at pres
Amcu all, a gentle purgative is the best
means of curing headache, liver complaint,
biliousness, &c. Uso "Sellers' Liver Pills."
To all who are Buffering from the errors
and Indiscretions ofyouth.nervous weakness,
early decay, loss of manhood, etc., I will
semi a rccino that will cure vou, freo ot
charge This great remedy was discovered
by a Missionary In South America. Bend
a self-addressed envelope to the Rev. Joseph
T. Inman, Station D, New York City.
Mrs, Bolgfrlotl, Marlon, 0., says Thomas
Eclectrlo Oil was triumphant in her case
sho used It for t Bevcre cold and pain in'
side, and was relieved in a few minutes.
NEW SERIES NO. 280
Flowers on Walls.
Travelers in England and Scotland
always admire tho showy, wild, yellow
wall tlowors that grow on old walls. A
late number of Gardening Illustrated
reoommonds tho cultivation of flowers
on walls. "There is a way of growing
llowerson walls in various countries
which desorves more attention than it
has recoived with us. It consists in
leaving tho upper portion of thotorraco
or wall hollow, and using this for flow
ers. Tho crest of tho wall is, in fact, a
narrow flower bordor; but though nar
row, with a space of two or three feet
of soil, from ono foot to three feet
through, thus giving nmple root room
for tho production of a vigorous and
graceful vegetation. Tho architect or
buildor can easily arrange for such wall
vasos. Wo havo often seen very charm
ing effocts produced in this way on tho
continent, even in poor houses, where
littlo evidence of other beauty was to
bo soon. By adopting the principles ot
variety instead of repetition in mieh
Liases, a beautiful eardon of
might bo grown on tho crest of many a
barren wall near or part of a town
house. Hardy plants of a permanent
character should always bo chosen for
such positions, nnd thoso with graceful
foh'ago should havo tho preference A
top dressing of rich soil should be given
yearly, and when ivaII esinKiit,,,.! .,..i.
plants as tho smaller yuccas, acan
thuscs.etc, would make a charmin"
Surveyor of Taxes (to littlo gont)
"But surely you can arrive at some es
timate of tho amount received by you
during tho past threo years for example
Don't you keen books?" Literary gent
(readily) Oh. dear, no. I write
them." Surveyor "Ahem I I mean
you've some sort of accounts." Lit.
erary gent "Oh, yes, lots" (Sur-
veyor brightens up) "unpaid."
mt m- m
Madamo Gabbi is a coming prima
donna. Thorn aro a good many women'
in private I i ' who miht wear that
namo with ti -uriotv.
Walt Whitman was ono day saunter
ing slowly by the While House when
as roDorted bv the Boston coiTesnonilonr.
of tho Providence Sews Mr. Lincoln
looked out of the window and saw him
for tho first time "Well." nni! thn
President with emphasis, "he looks like
Miss Clara Barton, who devoted her
self to the sick nnd wounded soldiers
nnd the Andersonvtllo prisoners (hiring
tho war, is now nt Washington. She is
a plain, sweet-faced, elderly lady, nnd
pins her laco scarf with the scarlet
badge ot tbo society ot the Geneva
Cross, ot which site was a member dur
ing tho Franco Prussian war.
Tho London Times says: "It can
scarcely bo doubted that all London,
along its main thoroughfares, will dis
card gas for tho electric light within
tho present century. The really cau
tious and hesitating progress of the
invention must remind not a fow of tho
equally cautious and hesitating progress
of gas." 1 "
A rich and eccentric old Kontuekian,
named Ixiwis Hamilton, who was killed
by a fall from bis horsn rnppnr.lv ia qiiuI
to havo left live children bearing- tho
Htirnrisini? names of Avnnnn HoTln n
young girl of 18; China Figure, another
.1 I i 4 t w
uaugmer oi u; ixinaoujuago, a son-
need 21; Hebrew fashion, a. d.iuo-htnr.
aged 11, and Southern Soil, a lad of 8
Miss Elizabeth Thompson has written
a grateful letter to tho Now Orleans
Auxiliary Sanitary association, thank
ing it for naming ono of its public
SMiiarcs in that city for her, aud saying:
''It contributes greatly to my happiness
to learn that any efforts I have mado
for tho promotion of tho public health
in our beautiful city have been blessed."
There will bo no "college student
waiters" in tho summer resort hotels
this year. Tho proprietors of the va
rious hotels where they have hitherto
been employed havo unanimously de
cided to engage them no more, princi
pally on tho ground thnt they failed to
give satisfaction, being disqualified for
their duties by tho sedentary and stu
dious habits of collngo life.
"Americans nro of a practical na
ture," remarks tho Boston rust, and
proceeds to illustrate: "When an Illi
nois farmer who had got rich was vis
iting Switzerland, they dilntod to him
on tlio beauty of tho surrounding scen
ery. 'Yes,' no replied, 'us scenery it's
very good. But it strikes mo tho Lord
has wasted a lot of spaco on scenery
that might hive been mado lovol and
gootl fanning land." They wanted to
A man on trial for arson in Branch
county, Mich., showed that the house
was ownod by his wife, and the judge
ruled that as ho occupied the house Ta
common with her, nnd tho Stato statute
defines tho crime of arson to bo burn
ing tho dwelling of another, sotting tire
to tho building would not constitute tho
crime The accused was accordingly
Aniomr recent inventions chrnnlelnil
in Enirland are u new balloon, ami nlno.
tie lining for beer casks, a now process
ior iuu.su tiling soap canes, a mcthou lor
preventing collisions on railroads, aa
unitarians for turning over lenve nf
music, a machine, for cleaning and rol
ling up carpota, a coilln-handlo applic-
uuio ui omer purposes, ana sen
Boston has an Italian colony about
1,800 strong. There are a fow wealthy
Italians thoro, but a large majority of
thorn possess the comforts, and many of
thorn the luxuries, of life, in small v
houses, located on narrow streets and
alloya, rich Rrussols, carpeU and costly
walnut furnlturo may bo found. I aint
ings tnd engravings adorn tho walls,
and tasteful articlos of bijoutarlo
abotind. Their moral character also Is
good. Their ehurch is regularly atted
ed by over throe hundred famlllos,whlla
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orderly clasiof the city' population.