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THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
OF THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B. IIYI)E, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 81, 188o!
AuouNTor LanotR asms, Jan.
Interest and rent
Nut profit 011 investment
Claim by death and muturod endow-
, mtuu . $ a,507,!W 81
Dividend., surrender value, aud au-
. nultle .. 8,106,110 Oi
Diacouutcd undowineut and matured
tontine pollclti 178 09
Total paid policy-holder..."... S 4,713,9:17 87
Dividend on capital 7 .OHO 00
Agencies and commission Ife!l,4tf0u
eneral Mpenat tiWt.MU i
Hutu, county aua cltjr Uc.... HU.HM) TO
' Netcahaet,Dcc.31. 1S80..J 88,409,811 W
Bond and mortgaea......... I
t'nltod Htnti:. SIckH
hlato slocks, city stocks, and stocks
authorized by the law. of I lie .Into
of New Vori m
Loan securuu iy bonds aud stocks.
Ileal eute lu New Vork and lioaton
and purchased nmier foreclosure..
Cash on band in bank and other de
positories on interest aud in transit
(since received).. 2.1).' 07 J
Du: from agents on arcount of pre
miums 2iU,t-l &
8 M,409,H W
Market value of tock and bond,
over coct -
Interest and rent due and accrued .
Premium dii't and In process of
collection (less premium paid in
Total aets, Dec 31, 1440...,
t 41,1 3J
Total ltabllltie including legal ro
serve fur reinsurance of all eiist-
Total undivided urplu..
f 3I.(S).'J0S 11
,$ S.tS.T.'l 21
Of which belongs (a computed) to
piclein general class 4,915,044 21
Of which belong (as computed) to
policlca In toutlue dai-a .4.W3.2M 0 1
Risks Awuiued in 188O,W5,170,805 00
Risks OutsUndin? $177,597,703 00
r' BXEKAL DELIVERY open i :) a.
. m.; tlote
:ip ui.; Sunday: 8 to V a. m
Money Order Department open at 8 a.m.; cloflea
at & p. m
Thrungh Expreat Mailt via Illlnoli Central 3:40
Mlaalealppl Central Railroad. cloe at 9 p. m.
Cairo and Poplar Bluff Through and Way Mall
eloaca at 1 p. m.
Way Mall t1 nilnol. Central. Cairo and V1n
ceniiea and Mlea.a.lppl Ceutral Kallroadi cloae at
Way Mall for X arrow Gauge Railroad doaea at
1:30 a. m.
Cairo and Evanarllle klver Route do.t. at 3:30
p. m. daliy (except Friday).
Mayor N. B. Th'mtlewood.
Trvaourer Edw ard Dezopta.
Clerk Dennia. J, Foley.
t'ounaelorWrn. B. (filbert.
Maranal J. H. Kubin.on.
AlUniey William Hendricka.
aoAHiJ or U)Iki.
Ktrat Ward M. J Rowley. Peter Saup.
s,-.iiid Ward-David T. I.tneear, Jeaae Illuklo.
Third Ward-Eirbert Smith. II. K. Blake.
Fourth Ward-Cbarlee O. Patler, Adolpu
'"Klflh Ward-T. W. DaUldav. Erneat B. Pettlt.
Circuit Judge V. J. Baker.
Circuit l'lerk-A. II. Irvln.
County Jtidire K- H Yoeum.
County Clerk S.J. Humm.
County Attorney-J. M. Damron.
County Treaaurrr-Milea W. Parker,
County Commlnalonera-T. VS. Halliday, J.
Gibba and Samuel Ilrlley.
CiMKOBVPTIST. Tempcrancohall on Tenth
atreet; preaching flrt and third Sundaya In
eaCiraoHtu;il a m.and7::V)p. m. ; prayer meet-
lugThursday, 7:)p. m
Key. A. J. II ESS, Paator.
oiinuay pi ihiui, b.iu.
CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER (Eplacopal)
Fourteenth atreet; Sunday Morning prayora
10 ) a. m.i evening prayer, 7:30 p. to-; Sunday
ichooU:) a.m. Friday etenlng prayer 7:30 p.m.
IrIR8T MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH.
' Preaching at 10:80 a. n... 8 p. m., and 7:30 p. m.
Sabbath icbool at 7:30 p. m licv. T. J. Shore,
f rjTHERAN-Thlrteentb itreet;
U bath l: so a. m.; ounuay
HffETIIODIST cor. jcignin ana vvainat uroet;
I1 Preaching Sabbath 10:30 a. m.
Draycr meeting, Wadneaday 7:30 p,
anu i p. m. ;
School, V a. m.
Rev. Whlttaker, paator.
1 PRESBYTERIAN Eighth stroot; preaching on
Sabbath at 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.; prayer
meeting Wedneaday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday School
at 3 p. m. Rev. B. V. Ucore, paator.
ST JOSEPH'S-Koraan Catholic) Comer Cro
and Walnut BtreoW; ervlra Sabbath 10:80a.
m.; Sunday 8chod at a p.m.; Vcaper 3 p. m.;or
rice every day at 8 p. m.
ST PATRICK'8-Uoman Catholic) Cornor Ninth
atreet ai.d Washington avenue; rTlco Sab.
bath 8 aud 10 a. m. ; Veapera 8 p.m. iBnndny School
8 p. m. ervlce every day at 8 p. m. Ruv. Maatcniou
JR. E. W. WIIITLOCK,
Ofnoa No. 130 Commercial Avenno, botweon
Eighth and Ninth Street
pil. W. C. J0CELYN,
OFFICE Eighth Stroot, near Commercial Avenn
Cornwell's System of Dress
Cutting. LADY CANVAS8KKH and LOOAI. AORNTS
WANTED BVERYWUERE. Agent never fall to
ell thl method. Sonioninkotv) per week. Tlila
t the only avatem In the world with, a ahottlder
meaatiru, and a period rule for dart, making a
perfect garment witnnuc reiitiing. Simple to
earn, and worth a hundred dollar to every aewlng
machine owner. What lady will take the agency f
Heud for term. 12JI) Wttbaab Avo., Chicago.
From the nndlvldud aarpln. reversionary dirl
dundi wlllb declared, available oo etllemeut of
poUciinUtl pumtul, 10 ordlnMy participating
The valuation of the polleloi outstanding hai
becu made on the American experience labia, the
iukoi Biauu'iru in inn viBiu oiiiew xora.
o. w. phillips, ... m
We, the undewlgned, have, In peraon, carefully
examined the accounts, -and counted and eiamined
in detail tha asset of the eoclety, and certify that
the foregoing statement thereof la correct.
BENNINGTON F. HANDOLFII,
JAMES M. IIALHTKD,
TllfcMAS A. CUMMINS,
UKNKT H, TKUBKLL,
, JOHN 8 LOAN K,
Hpecial Committee of tho Board of Dlrcctora,
appointed Oct. tf7. 1W), to examine the aeaeta
aud account at the close of the year.
llffnry B Hyde,
John A. Htewart,
John I) Junei,
Cbauncy M. Depew,
Ii njamin Wllliamaon,
Henry M. Alexander,
Thoinaa A. Diddle,
(ieorije t. Kollo',
Joite K. Navarro,
John J. McCimk,
htepben II. rhllllpi,
Kamuel W. Torrey,
Alexander P. Irvln,
William M lillaa,
William Alexauder, I
Kamuel Ci. Goodrich.
ueoiKO ii. Dri'in,
eorao T. Adee,
llcury A. Ilurllitit,
Henry K. hpauldlnK,
William II. Kokk,
William A. Wbvelock,
William (i. Lamlwrt,
Henry (i. Marquand
Jaiuea W. Alexander,
Henry r). Terbell
Tboma. H. Youuk,
Tlimnaa A. Cumin lna,
Daniel I). Lord,
Jame M. llalrtead,
Kdward W. Himbert,
11. Y. Itandolph,
J i ill ti Hloane,
A ili led (irecn,
Ileury X. Butler,
Oeorge II. blewart.
JAMES W. ALEXANDER, Vice Prcs't.
SAMUEL BORROWE, 2d Vice Prcs't.
E. W. Lambert, M. D., EdwVI Curtis, M. D.
E. W. Scott, Superintendent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
10S Dearborn Street, Chicago. ,
W. N. CHAIN E, General Manager.
E. A. BURNETT, Affcnt,
If EW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
IN THE CITY
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
C. O. PATIEK ite CO.,
Cor. Nineteenth Itreet
Commercial Avenue J
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COITER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK DONE TO ORDER.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo, - - ' Illinois
HE CITY NATIONAL BANK
II. L. HALLIDAY, Vtce-Pntaldcnt.
TllOS. W. HALLIDAY, Cashier.
i. BTAATS TA1XOR, W. T. HAIXtPAT,
BIMHT L. UAUJD4T, B. B. CltNUINUU AM,
a. d. ariLLiAsoM, itipuin buid,
a. n. oanobi.
Eichaiiffo, Coin and United States Boutin
BOUGHT AND BOLD.
Depoaltarocelvod and agonoral tanking bnilneni
Bfltl II AlAil
Commercial Avenue and Elfflth Street.
F. WIOHS. Proaldont.
P. NKFF, Vlco-Proaldcnt.
F. Broaa, Cairo; William Klngo, Cairo;
Peter Nuff, Cairo; William Wolf, Calroi
O. M. Ooterlolt, Cairo; O. O. Patler, Cairo:
E. A. Duder, Culm; J.Y.Clemaou, Caledonia)
II. Well", Cairo.
AOENKRAL BANKING BUSINESS DONE.
Kxrhangu sold and bought. Interuit paid In
Urn Savings Departtnetit. CollectUma uiadu aud
all bueluus promptly attended to.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. WEDNESDAY.; MORNING, JUNE 1,
Itching- Humors, Scaly Humors, Blood
Humors speedily, permanently and
economically cured when physicians
and all other methods fail.
CntlcnraIteaolvcBt, the now Blood Purifier. In
teriially.Cutlrnra, a Medicinal Jelly, aanated by
the Cutlcnra Medicinal and Toilet Soap, externally
have performed the moat lulracnlotia curea of Itch
ing, bcaly and Scrofulon iluniora ever recorded In
' F. II. Drako. Fan., im! r,. n...ik
Detroit, Mich . give an aalonlahlng account of hi
caae (Ecicma Rodent), which had been treated by
a conaultallon of phyalr.lani without beneill, and
which yielded to the Cntlcura Kemodle.
Will McDonald. 232 Dear
gratefully acknowledge a cure of Halt Rheum on
head, neck, face, arm aud lega.for seventeen yeara,
not able to walk except on hand, and knee for
One year; not aide to help bin.-elf fur eight year;
tried hundred of remedies doctor pronounced
lil cae hop.jce4 permanently cured by the Cuti
Geo. W. Brown. H Murahall ut.,.,, I !.....! J.. .
R. I., cured by Cutlcnra Kemedie. of a Ringworm
Humor, eot at the barber', which airH it
hi earn, ncrk aud lace and for lx yenra resisted all
kind of treatment.
8. A. Steele. Kan.. Chicago. III.. avr ' I win
ny that before I uaed Cutlcnra Kemediea, I waa in
afearfu' alate and bad given np all hope of ever
...nun nuj renei. i ney nave pertormed a wonder
ful cure fur me. andluf invmn n tret. ni unH .
Cord I recommend them'
Clltlcura Remerllfa nrn nrenareit tv WirPL-u Jb
PO'ITEK. Chemlat and Drueglata, 300 Wanhlng
ton itreet, Boa ton, and arc fur aale by all Drug
glata, Price of Cntlcura. a Medicinal Jelly, amall
boxes. 50 cents: lari'e boxes. 1. Cntlriirn Iiear.lv.
ent, the new Blood Purifier, $1 per bottle. Cutl
cnra Medicinal Toilet Soap, 2j cents. Cutlcnra
Medicinal Shaving Soap, 15 cents; In bars for bar
here and lame consumers. 60 cents. All mailed
free on receipt of price. Send for Illustrated Trea
tise on the Skin.
A GRAND COMBINATION
OP BLOOD BRAIN AND
Malt Bitter derive their wonderful Life-Sustain-ne
Properties fiom MALT, their nnletlnir and
Kleea PromotiUB Influence from HOPd. their wand
Tonic aud Fever-Expelling Power from CAL1-
8AYA, and tbelr BlttodNourUhtng Principle
trom IKON, which are four of the greatest Blood
Producers and Life Creatine Elements ever united
In one medicine. For Dellcato Females, Nuring
Mother and Sickly children Malt Bitter are an
premc. Sold everywhere.
Malt Bitters Company, Boston, Mass.
One Collini Voltaic
Elktiuc Planters costing
VrttTllr-.ritTTt'fl5' nts, i far superior to
0LTAKJJ6Iiiacvery other electrical appli
es j.TpDH ancc n. lore me putuic. i ncy
AS TfcaV lustantlv relieve DvsneDsia.
Liver ciiiiipiiiint, Malaria, Fever ard Ague, and
Kidney anl I'rmarv DllUcultle. and may be worn
over the pit of the stomach, over the kidneys, or
any allccl-'-d psrt. l'rice 2S cents, bold every
where. WEEKS Si POTTElt.Boeton, Mas.
THE ICH KING.
Iteady now, to furnish and deliver ICE In nny
quantity both whole ale and retail, and ut
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES.
I resnoctfullv solicit the natronnL-e of all mv old
friends and as uiimv new ones, and iriiarHiitcetliem
satisfaction. JACOB KLEK.
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Car Loads a Specialty.
Cor. Twelfth Street and Lerce,
Q W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood aud Kindling
constantly on hand
At Sevcuty-flvo cents per load.
At ono dollar per load.
The "trimmings" coarse shavings and .make
the best summer wood for cooking purposesaa well
" the cheapest ever sold In Cairo. For black
smith' use In setting tirea, they aro miequullod.
Loavg your order at tho Tenth street wood yard.
Tho Ilarnsburg Sentinel has donne-l a
new head and its patent msides changed to
Speaking ol tho Indians, tho SpringQeld
Monitor says, "christianize tliem and then
kill them." ; . '
Tho pickpockets 'who followed Foro
paugh'a circus into this state are being rap
idly decimnated, and unless recruited will
Anally disappear. Two were arrested at
Danville, two in Bloomington and one in
Tho sections of tho trains which took
Forepaugh's menagerie from Bloomington
to Peoria, collided at Pekin, smashing the
engine of ono train and the caboose of an
other but without injuring either men or
The boiler of an Illinois Central engine
exploded when near Moiiee some dajs ugo.
The bull was ibun$ jj field , of oaU two
hundred and fitty feet from the track, ami
an ornamental brass ball was found one
Lizzie Davenc, the young girl who was
injured by being shot from a cannon ut
Barnum's show a few weeks since, is dead.
She was the same young lady who per
formed the fete in this city without sustain
ing any injuries.
A three days' celebration of CCtli an
niversary of the establishment of the First
Methodist church at Bloomington com
menced on Friday last. A largo number
of pioneer ministers and other prominent
members of the church were present,
John T. Paddock, assistant postmaster at
Albany, Whiteside county, has been held
in fl,500 bail for obtaining f 43 by forging
signature to a money order for that
amount, which had reached the Albany
office by mistake instead of New Albany,
A Chinaman named Kong Song became
enamored of a caucassian maiden of Spring
field sometime ago and bought her vtirious
articles of value, among them a Saratoga
trunk, finger rings, etc. The youojf wo
man has left the city and now Kong Song
Miss Rose Meeker, whose father was mur
dered by the White river Indians Borne
time ago, lectured in Springfield ou Sun
day. Her lecture consisted of a recitation
of the Y lute river massacre aud of her
troubles while a prisoner in the hands ot
her father's murderers.
Inquiry into the circumstances attend
ing tho foundering of the steamer Victoria
at London, Ontario, has been commenced.
The evidence so far is conflicting, but re
fleets in a most damaging manner upon the
managment of the steamer. Tho number
known to be saved is 104. The inquest is
postponed until to-day. '
A man giving the name Of Florence Mc
Carthy was arrested at Litchfield, Tuesday,
having on his person some 50 to CO gold
rings and a gold watch. He was arrested on
the charge of peddling goods without a
license and was fined $10 and costs, which
ho refused to pay, and will work it out on
the street with ball and chain.
The Ottawa Flint Glass and Bottle Com
pany expect to begin work by the 1st of
September. They will begin on druggists'
prescription bottles, lamp chimneys, and
similar ware. The full stock of tho com
pany has made up to $60,000. The works
will givo employment, at the outset, to
A tow-boat left St. Louis for the south a
short time ago, with barges containing 150,
000 bushels of wheat; 200,000 bushels of
corn; 5,000 barrels of flour, and other
freight that would equal 500 tous. The
wholo will aggregate the enormous amount
of 71,000 tons. To remove
this by railroad would re
quire G7 trains ot 10 cars each, aud
the services of S35 men. It reached its
destination in six days. If carried by rail
It could not have been transported in less
than two months.
Of tho last general assembly of Illinois
tho Springfield Monitor says: "Today
will virtually close the session of the thirty
second general assembly. Taken all in all
"we ne'er shall look upon its like ngam.'f
Thcro has been more brains and moro Uck
oi them; more ability and loss of It ( more
great big minds, and more little bits ot
minds; more scdato wisdom and more in
tolerable nonsense ; moro hightoned gentle
men and moro light headed blatherskites;
moro honest men, and a greater aggrega
tion of political scalawags than has graced
and disgraced any similar body in this
CATAnnn. Relief in fiyo minutes in
every coe ; gratifying, wholesome relief be
yond a money valuo. Cure begins from
first application, and is rapid, radical and
permanent. Ask for Sanford's Radical
Cure. Complete for $1.
In Hot Water.
Orpha M. Ilodgo, Battle Crook, Mich.,
writes: "I upset a toa-kottlo of boiling
hot water on my hand. I at once applied
Thomas' Eclotrio Oil, and tho effect was to
immediately ally tho pain. I was cured
in threo days." Paul O. Schuh, Agent.
Virginia City Chronicle.
"What in rack rent, dad?" inquired
a young Corastockcr who had leen
reading tho news from Ireland.
Tha uatient narcnt lnid dnurn tu
, stock list and replied: "Do you know
now mucn i cuarge Mr. Boggnrty for his
room up stairs?"
"Yes, sir; $12 a month.
"Well, now suppose Mr. Boggarty
should tako it into his head to have at
hit own expense, now paper on tho wall,
tho coiling whitened, and all tho furni
ture mended, tho room would look a
hoap sight prettier wouldn't it?"
"Lord!" murmured tho intelligent
"Well, if tho minuto Uoggarty had
got til theso improvements made, I
should go up aud look around and smile,
and jingle my money iu my pocket and
remark: 'This is a pretty good sort of
a lay out for a single man, Boggarty,
and you have altogether too soft a thing
your rent will bo $20 a month here-
nftor ' whnr. wmilil tan liinlr-. it 3"
' ' ' , -1 I'l, hi., ..Ik . L I
Tho innocent child giggled and said:
"That would bo cheek, wouldn't it,
"Bet your money on it my boy," re
plied tho father, beaming kindly on his
ofl-ipriug. "That -would bo rack-renting
Mr. Boggarty, and if ho kicked and
claimed that all tho improvements had
been ruado without costing mo a cent,
and I should lire him out, that would
bo eviction. I will now," continued
tho parent, warming up, "briefly re
view tho history of Ireland for the past
seven hundred years. When Brian
But his son had fled.
Cleveland anounces that she "will es
tablish freo baths for tho million this
season." When everybody knows sho
can't muster 200.000 folks, all told.
Jioston' Post. But after her 200,000
folks come out of tho water there'll bo
millions in it.
Allegheny County, Pa., has nearly
completed the payment of losses caused
by the railroad riots of 1877. Thus far
claims amounting to about $2,750,000
have been liquidated, nnd bonds to tho
amount of $2,650,000 have been issued.
It is thought that $1,500,000 will cov
er all unsettled claims.
The most valuabo diamond in the
world is in possession of the King of
Portugal. It weighs 1.GS0 grains, and
is computed to be worth $28,000,000.
The largest diamond cer known was
the "Pitt" diamond, found in India. It
weighed 410 carats before cutting, but
was reduced to SC6. It is worth about
A poor darkey was in despair at tho
immorality of tho world. Uo said:
"Moses cut all tho commandments wid
a chisel in stone, but he broke 'em all
before he got down the hill. Den, when
he cut a new set, do chillnm of Isr'l
broke 'em all agin."
This is tho way they do it in New
York, according to tho Graphic:
"Ah Sam, a Chinaman, was stabbed to
tho heart by sonio West Side Americans
on Sunday evening. They wcro re
turning from divine worship, ami felt
moved to do away with ull forms of
At a fashionable wedding in New York
a horrid old uncle presented tho brido
with a beautiful cradle of ebony and
gold, and when it reached tho houso it
was filled with flowers. The uncle can
not yet bo made to understand why it
was not exhlbilcvi iu the parlor with tho
Never judgo by appearances. A tem
perance lawyer engaged in a Troy
(Kansas) liquor case, "bounced" a
would bo juror, because ho had a crim
son faeo and a fiery nose, and subse
quently found out that tho man was a
6lriet church member, ono of tho most
radical temperance men tho countiy.
Tho bloody-minded Nihilistic editor
of tho Now Orleans Times suggests
that a banana skin dropped carelessly
on tho steps of tho Winter palace, at
St. Petersburg, might be more effective
than glass bombs, and remarks that
good work might bo got in some morn
ing when tho Czar is running to catch a
Barbour, of Memphis, has a straw
berry farm of twenty-fivo acres. ' In
Bomo years ho raises 2,000 quarts to tho
acre. Tho pickers aro almost exclu
sively negro women and girls, who earn
from 80 to 75 cents per day. They used
to bo paid by tho quart, but they
grabbed groon and ripo berries and
leaves alike to fill up,
Tunis owes much of its old reputa
tion to tho manufacture of the skull
caps worn by Orientals, for which it
was onco famous. ' At a former period
it was almost tho only plnco lu which
theso caps wero manufactured. In tho
last century 30,000 persons wcro em
ployed in Tunis in making skull caps,
ana 3,000 balls of Spanish wool wero
annually usod in tho manufacture
Tho central station for tho carrier
pigeons kept by tho Gorman Govern
ment, for uso in t(jo event of war, is at
Cologne, in a disused monastery. Tho
koeper and ofliccs aro locatou on tho
ground floor. Tho birds aro kept in
training by being sont on regular jour
noys, short in winter. They tiro all
roared at Cologne, and thciico dis
patched to Mayonco, Strassburg, and
Motz. Tho central station is connected
with Berlin by intermodialo relays.
A very pretty littlo romanco is told of
tho Governor of California, Gooro C.
Perkins, and tho story runs to this ef
fect: Years ago, when ho had but $2 In
his pocket, and no employment, Mr.
Knight, a merchant of Orovillo, travo
him a steady situation at $ 10 a month.
Afterward, and when their fortunes
woro reversed, ho found Mr. Knight
fioor in San Francisco, and took him
nto omployment for Uoodall, Perkins
& Co. at $175 a month, which waa a
handsomo return for tho kindness of
Mr. Knight whon Perkins was poor.
But It did not end thcro. Whon Per
kins became Governor of tho Statu ho
remembered his old friend and book
keeper and appolutcd him Harbor Coin
SERIES NO. 200
Tho "modern improvements" in tho
whalo fishery aro as romarkablo as in
other Industries, though not so gener
ally known. Ono of the most note
worthy of theso is tho javelin-bomb, an
account of which Mr. Voy of San Fran
oisco bus lately sent to "La Nature."
It consists of a metallic cylinder ter
minated by a cylindrical bomb, at tho
end of which is a rod with a very sharp,
barbed point. This projectile is sent
oft" by means of a kind of arquebus rested
on a thin vertical support, and on tho
shoulder of tho man who tires. At tho
moment of lirin, a small screen rises
automatically, to protect tho man's nor
son, and tho projectile goos off. Tho
latter is attached behind to a cord which
It draws out with it. If tho shot bo a
good ono tho projectile enters tho body
of tho whale, and tho shell then ox
plodcs, causing a piece of iron to open
out. so as to form a kind of doublo hook,
by which the whale is hold. Tho pro-
'!ctilo is generally fired from a rowing
oat. Tho instrument is a powerful
one. In some instances tho projoctilo
could bo driven eight metres, in which
ca.se it and the cord drawn would weigh
not less th:in ono hundred kilograms.
Mr. Voy describes a striking incident in
which a large, yellow-bellied whalo (a
kind Vtity rai r'y attacked on account of
its tremendous vigor) was shot at
from a small five-ton steamer when
quito near. Tho projcctilo went right
through part of tho body, and exploded
beyond. The whale was attached, how
ever, by tho cord, and it dragged tho
steamer four consceutivo hours, at a
ppecd sometimes of sixteen kilometers
nn hour, though the cngino was reversed.
Sunset came, and the whale being still
lively, the cord was cut.
One of the oddities of modern art In
England is tho fashion in which families
tako up a profession. Among tho most
successful of tho younger painters nro
Mr. Wilfrid and Mr. Cecil Lawson.
Their mother also paints charming pie
tures, anu me wiro ot Cecil Dawson is nn
artist of growing talent.
Uomeono asked Ben Butler if ho was
not somewhat timid whilo hunting al
ligators in Florida. Ho promptly an
swered: "No, sir; no man who has run
and escaped a majority as often ns I
have, has cause to fear a beggarly alli
gator." Moustached Girls.
"Yos," said the professor, to a report
er of tho St. Louis I'ost-Di.ipalch, when
asked about the frequency of such cas
es, "thcro arc a number of ladies so af
flicted. Tho troublo usually occurs in
women who are of dark complexion,
and more frequently In middle-age than
in youth. When you sco a dark woman,
with largo bushy eyebrows, which near
ly grow together, you may bo pretty
suro that sho can grow an imperial ii
sho will only tako tho necessary pains.
Hirsuto adornments aro not so frequent
in young women, although they some
times occur. A girl often has a heavy
growth of down upon the tipper lip or
tho chin. It annoys her, and sho keeps
feeling it nnd pulling it continually.
Perhaps sho endeavors to clip it with a
scissors, or, in sonio cases to shavo it
away. Tho result is a heavier growth
tho next time, which becomes so prom
inent that it must bo removed. Tho
most frequent plnco where tho hair
makes its appearance is on tho upper
lip or chiu, although it sometimes ap
pears on the side of tho faeo, and even
on tho throat. As a general thing, I
boliovo that those bearded women which
aro advertised by shows aro frauds, but
in the course of my practieo I havo seen
moro than one womau who could raise
a hoavy beard if she only wished to cul
"Do many women shave?"
"Why, yes, a groat many moro than
is generally supposod. They hldo tho
tracos that tho shaving loaves with
hoavy doses of powder and plaster.
Whouovcr you see a lady, especially if
sho be midulc-aged, and more especial
ly if sho bo dark-featured, wearing a
heavy coating of lily white, ouo of tho
conclusions is that sho has been shav
ing, although It Is not the only Infer
ence. Ono thing is certain, a lady who
shaves must uso powder in largo quan
tities, and there aro many ladies who
"Is thi3 facial decoration easily ro
raovod?" "No, it is not All the books recom
mend depilatories, but these aro usually
of littlo service They aro composed
mainly of quick liino and orpiont, which
is a preparation of arsenic, and tho on-
ly effect Is to cut off tho hair to tho sur
face of tho skin, leaving tho root intact
to grow again. Thoro is also another
mode of troatmcnt, but it is so slow and
painful, and requiros tho aid of so
skilled an operator, that it is seldom
used. In this latter, which is known as
tho electric method, tho patient sits in
a chair, holding in her right hand a
sponge which is connected with tho
negative pole of an olectrio battery.
Tho operator holds a ncedlo or line
wire, which is connoctod with tho posi
tive polo, nnd this ho thrusts with a
quick motion down into each cell or
foltlco, thus destroying tho root. Every
timo tho ncodlo touches tho skin a so
voro shock is caused, which will causo
a norvous patient to scroam out with
pain, and, if tho operator is a bungler,
or if his nerve Is not very stoady, ho
will miss his mark and causo moro in
tonso agony. Not moro than ono, or at
most two, dozon hairs can bo attended
to at ono 8ittinglndood, very few pa
tients can sit for ono-fourth of the last
umbor and hcco you will soe that
tho operation Is extremely painful.
Sometimes womon attempt to oporalo
upon thomsolves. They Lent noodles
aud endeavor to Introduce them into
tho capillary colls. Tho usual result Is
that tho carbon, which accumu ates in
tho noodlo during houting, is mbodded
In tho epidermis, or underskin, and a
first-class caso of tattooing is tho result.
Then, again, many ladies uso acid for
tho purpose and permanently scar their
facol Others remove tho hair wltU
twoozors, oto." - )