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THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OP THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OP THE UNITED STATES, 130 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B. IIYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1880.
A mount or LcnoiR assit, Jan. 1.
iiwu f 3W0,9O7 62
Premium jl fl.BII'i.fl-IO Ofl
Interest inl rants ' l.T3,7i i
Jlet urotlt ou Investment lau7 70
Claim by death and matured endow-
nitula t 2,Sr7,M 81
Dividends, surrender valuta, and au-
nullie 2,lUi,410 01
Discounted endowment and inaturud
Uintlnu policies....... 178 003 0!)
Total paid policy-holder! f 4.7W1.937 97
Dividend o capital , . 7.0MO00
Aifc-uclna aud cam mission - tel,4-J7 00
(eiieral exponaee o!l,lW!( 3ft
bulo, couuly aud city taxes . 8H,(m) 7U
JJctcaab aicta, Due. 31. 1880.. $ 88,4',8l OS
Ilouda and mort(a(es....... $ ,0M.47.5H
United Blatea stock 3,'M,'M lU
tttate atocka, city atocka, and atocka
authorized by tha lawa of the state
of New York 8,!7,4A! 47
Loana aecured by bonds aud atocka. JA,toi H8
Itual e.tate la Jew York and Ronton
and purchased under fnreclnaura.. 8,3W,33 fri
Ca.h on baud in banka and other de
positories on interest and In transit
(aliice rucelved) 2.IH-V 07 33
Dua from agent on account of pre
mium........ ....... - 213,4-1 33
f 38,409,M1 (M
Market value of atocka and bond
over Cot ..- ...... 1,!H1.0M,W
lutere.laudrentadneand accrued.. 08
I'rvmiunis due and In proeeM of
collection I leM premium paid in
advance, $itf.UMl) m.VH 00
Deferred premiums.... t&M 3b
Total aseta, Dec. SI. 10... 41,l8,iy3 33
Total llahllitiea mclodlng legal re
-rve fur reinauraace of .all .exist
ing pollcl....M j 31.880.308 11
Total nndlvldvd lurplua ... o,'i,:t SI
Of which belong fa computed) to
policies ia general claaa.... 4,115,00 21
Of which belong, (a computed) to
pollclea In tontine claaa 4,283,230 0)
RLska Asstimetlirrl880,35,170,805 00
Risks Outstandin? - 8177,597,703 00
Treaaurer Kdward Dexonla.
Clerk Dtnnla. J, Foley.
Conuaelor Wm. B. Gilbert.
Manual J. II. Kobinaon.
MOABD or 1LDIKBX.
Flrat Ward M. J flowley. Peter 8anp.
Hecond Ward-David T. Llnegar. Jr.ae Hlnkle.
Third Ward-Bgbert Smith. B. F, Blake.
Fourth Ward-Charle O. Patter, Adolph bwo-
b r'lrth Ward-T. W. DallldaT. Krneat B. PettH.
m Circuit Judge D. J. Baker.
Circuit C'lerk-A. 11. Irvtu.
County Judge R. S Yocum.
County Clera 8. J. Ilumm.
County Attorney J. M.lamrnn.
County Treaaurer Milea W. Parker.
County Commlwlonera-T. W. Ilalllday, J. A.
Glbba and Hamuel Brtiey.
IRO BMTI8T. Temperance hali on Tenth
' . . . ..ki. anil Hi I nl 8uudava in
eacl month. 11 a m. and 7:) p. m.: prayer meet-
,BK .,. K- j-: UBSS, 1'a.tor.
CIICRCH OF THE REDEEMER (Eplecopal)
Fourteenth ttreet; Sunday Morning prayer
10:30 a. m.; evening prayere, :S0 p. m.J Sunday
achool :) a. m. Friday evening prayer . :30 p. m.
TjMRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH.
F Pn-achlng at 10:90 a. m., 3 p. m., and 7:30 p. m.
Sabbath achool at 7:30 P- Ul Kev. T. J. Shore,
ItJTHERAN-Tblrteenth treet; erviu: Sab
j bath l'.SO a. m. ; Sunday chool2p.m. Kev.
Ttf ETHODI8T-Cor. Eighth and Walnut atreeU;
ll f a.KKih fo-o a. m. and 7 n. m.:
raver meeting, weane.uy i v- u.
chool, a. m. Rev. Whlttaker, paator.
- . . . I m ,ai Uxndau
1 PRESBYTERIAN Eighth atreet: preaching on
Sabbath at WXO a. m. and 7:30 p. m.; prayer
meeting Wedneadav at 7:80 p.m.; Sunday School
at 3 p. bi. Kev. B. V. Oeore, paator.
ST. JOSEPn'8-( Roman Catholic) Cornor Crota
and Walnut atroeta; aervicea Sabbath 10:30 a.
ii. : Sunday School at 2 p. m. j Vesper 3 p.m.; er
rice every day at 8 p. m.
ST. PATKICK'8-(Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
atreet and Waahlngton avenue; aervicea Sab
bath 8 and 10 a. m. ; Veapera 8 p. m. ; Sunday School
g p. m. aervicea every day at 8 p. m. Rev. MuMentou
QR. E. W. WniTLOCK,
Omen No. 136 Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth and Ninth Street
JR. W. C. JOCELYN,
OFFlCE-ElgUtk Street, near Com erclal Avenue.
A STYLISH OUTFIT1
The Racine Harness.
It I the brat harnea made for the money.- It U
not atntl'ed with paper nor any ajHingy attift. Sntl
illea of .sine, all our own make and will not gall the
horae. The entire harneaa ia made of good No. 1
Leather. Styllah and dnrahly made. Case loops
ou itriu io. auu ureaat onara.
Sent 0. O. D. Subject to Inspection.
Slnirlo HarncRi, Black Trlmmlnea n.,tl3 00
" C. Plato Trlinmlug 14 00
" " wicaei Trimming. 10 UU
" Bon Ton or Black Gold Lined
Trimming 10 0(1
Double " Black Trimming 23 00
" Bon Ton, Nickel or Gold
Lined Trlmmliig....t.... 30 00
When ordering, mention the kind of trimming
yo i want, al.o, whether aldo or over check, black
or rutaot hand plecoa for tulnai al.o whether traco
buckle are walitod on broaat collar. Hamo or
Breaat Collara furnished with double harnm a
ordered. Addroa A. LOIIDKLL,
Ltboral Dl. count for Lllieral Order, and Clubs,
For referouce aoe editor of this paper. .
From the undivided tnrplua. reversionary divl
denda will be declared, available on etlleiuent of
next annual premium, tn ordinary participating
The valuation of tho pollclea outatandlng haa
been made outhe American experience table, the
legal Kiauuaru 01 me mate orjMew lone
U. W. PHILLIPS, 1 .,
J.O. VANC1SB. ' Actuaries.
We, tho understood, have, In person, carefully
examined the account., and counted aud examined
In detail the aaauta of the aoclety, aud certify that
the foregoing atatement thereof ia correct.
BENNINGTON F. RANDOLPH,
I AMES M. I1AL8TE1),
THOMAS A CUMMINS,
JOUN 8 LOAN K.
Special Committee of the Board of Director.
appolutedUckir7,l8H, to examine the asset
aud accounta at the cloae of the year.
Henry V Hvde,
George I). Morgan,
(ieorge T. A dee,
Henry A. Ilurlbut,
Henry F. Spauldlnc,
William H. Fogg, .
William A. Wbeelock,
William (). Lambert,
Henry G. Marquand
Janie W. Alexander,
Henry 8. Terbell
Thomas S. Young,
Tlioma A . Cummlnt,
Daniel 1. Lord,
Jainca M. Halitead,
Edward W. Hlinbert,
Henry N. Iliitlcr,
George II. Stewart,
John A. Stewart,
John D Jonea,
ltohert Lenox Kennedy,
B. njamin William. on,
Henry M. Alexander,
Tbomaa A. Biddle,
leor(;e O. Kellou, .
Joae F. Navarro,
John J. McC'ook,
Stephen It. Phillip,
feamuel W. Torrey,
Alexander P. Irvln,
Wlll'im M. BIIm,
Samuel O. Goodrich.
JAMES W. ALEXANDER, Vice Prcs't.
SAMUEL BORROWE, 2d Vice IWt.
E. W. Lambert, M. D Edw'd Curtis, M. D.
E. W. Scott, Superintendent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
PS Dearborn Street, Chicago.
W. N. CKAINE, General Manager.
STOVES AND TIXWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SnEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK DONE TO ORDER.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo, - - Illinois
rjiHE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W. P. HALLIDAY, Preldent.
II. L. HALLIDAY, Vice-President.
TUU8. W. HALLIDAY, Caahler.
. TA AT TATLOR, w. P. RALI.tDAT,
niHHT V. HALLID4T, R, H. CUKHlNyUAM,
. 0. UAU0, BTIFUXN BWO,
H. H. CAKntl.
Exchange, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUGHT AND BOLD.
Depoetta received and a general tanking bnslnen
(JAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE fjr2 STATES.
On and after Monday, Jnne 7th, and nnttl turther
notice the ferryboat will make trips as follow:
LKAVia liavxs LiAvia
Foet Fourth at. Mlaaoarl Land'g. Kentucky Ld'g.
8:00a.m. 6:80 a.m. 9 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 10:80 a.m. tla.m.
2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5;00p..
'2 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 8 p.m.
JOTICE TO CONTRACTOR'S.
Ornca or CittCliik, Caiho, 111 .May 2tlth,1881
Pronoaala will be received at my office up to and
Including June 7, for the filling and grading ofR,
K. Street between Second and Fourteenth atreet.
The work will be divided luto lection, a follow:
Section 1 Botwecu Second and Fourth (treat.
Section 9 Between Fourth and Sixth treeta,
Hectlon 3 Between Sixth and Klghth utreeta.
Section 4 Between Klghth and Tenth atreet,
Section ft Between Tenth and Twelfth street.
Section 0 lletwoon Twelfth and Fourteenth it.
Blda will be received for a part or the whole of
anld work. For further particular, a to said nil
lng apply to the mayor or myaelf. The council re
serves the right to reject any and all bid .
D.J.FOLKY, City Clerk.
Cornwell's System of Dress
Cutting, LADY CANVA8REHS and LOCAL AOENT8
WANTED EVERYWHERE. Agenta never fall to
tell this mofhod. Borne make aw per week. Thla
1 the only ayetem In the world with a shoulder
measure, and a porloct rule for darts, making a
perfect garment without refitting. Simple to
learn, and worth a hundred dollars to every sowing
machine owner. What lady will take tha aguncy T
Bend for tonus. 1329 Wabash Avo., Chicago.
UAJLKU. ILLINOIS. TUESDAY
THE ioe Kiisra.
Iteadynow, to furnlahand deliver ICE In any
quantity both wholeauie aud retail, and at
E0CK BOTTOM PRICES,
I re.pcclfully solicit tho patronage of all my old
friend and a many now one, and guar-iriteethem
aatiefactlon. JACOB KLEE.
PROPRIETOR OF BPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON, WELI
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Loads a Specialty.
Cor.TweH'th Street and Levee,
Q W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
conatantly on nana
At Seventy-five cents per load.
Stave Trimmi ncrs
At one dollar per load.
The "trimming" re coarae shaving and make
the beet summer wood for cooking purpo.es aa well
the cheapeat ever .old In Cairo. For black
mltb'a uae in setting tire, they are unequalled.
Leave your ordera at the Tenth atreet wood vard.
AX PURC'HASER'SN OTICE.
To Brown aud Athcrton, or any other person, or
persona, interested :
You are hereby notified that, at a stile of ret! es
tate In the county of Alexander and state of 1111
nola, held by the county collector ol said county,
at the autb-wi-.terly door of the courthouse. In tho
city of Cairo, In aaid county and state, on the S'tli
day of September, A. D. IXT'J, James M. Craig
purcha.ed the following described real estate, sit
uated In the town of Cutty, county of Alexan
der and state of Illinois, for the taxes due and un
paid thereon for the years A. 1). !Tr, 1870, ItCT anil
1878, together with penalties aud out.; said, real
estate being taxed In the name of Urown & Ather
ton, to-wit: Lots nnmliered two r.M, four( t), live (Til.
six (in and seven (7) In block numbered six (ii) Anil
you will further take notice that tho time allowed
ny law for the redemption of said rial c.tiuo
will expire on tho ;mth dav of September, A.
D.1881. JAMES M.CKAIO,
Cairo, III , May 31st A. D. 1381 . Purchaser.
Hatural Fruit Flavors,
Prepared from the choicest
Frttito, without coloring, jwison
ous oils, acids, or artificial
Essences. Alwnyn uniform in
strength, without auu adultera
tions or inijnirithn. Have gained
tlieir reputation from their iter
fert. purity, superior strength
and quality. Admitted by all
who have used them as the most
delicate, grateful and natural
flavor for cakes, puddings,
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Makers of Lupulin Yewt Gome,
Dr. Prioi Craam Baking Powder,
and Sr. Prioe'e Unlqne Perfume.
IFe make no second grade goods.
MOBNINft. JiTrVH a imi
A ship has been gent out from San Fran
cisco for Alaska tor the purpose of work
ing a rich silver recently discovered there.
Miles Shaw a citizen of Peoria, dropped
dead in a stable, in that city Saturday. It
is supposed that heart diseaso caused his
Two fires occurred in Quincv nitrht be.
forolast. The house of Jerry Shay, Sr.,
wbb Totally destroyed and that of Mrs Hel-
frick partially so. Total loss about one
Willis Swallow, the younc man who was
arrested at Pinkncyvillo some time bo for
shooting a bridge keeper at Vincennes, has
been acquitted on the ground of self defense.
It witJ proven that tho bridge keeper first
assaulted him with a loaded cane.
Mr. J. W.Schuckers, the former private
secretary of Salmon P. Chase, says that
Mr. Chase used quite often this remark,
"When these natioinai bank institutions be
come too oppressive, the people will then
thank mo for getting them into a shape
where all their heads could be taken off to
Conkling's brother has published the as
sertion in New York that a prominent su
gar refiner has paid a member of the con
gressional committee on ways and means,
which had under consideration a new plan
for taxing different grades of sugars one
hundred thousand dollars in order to pre
vent the adoption of the plan under consid
Jay Gould and party arrived in St. Louis
Saturday by the Wabash Road, and a con
ference was held with II. M. Iloxie, gen
eral manager of the Texas & Pacific. R. S.
nays, of the International & Great North
ern, who arrive 1 from Texas, and the gen
eral manager of the Missouri Pacific & Iron
Mountain, at which it was expected a final
decision would be reached regarding the
consolidation ot Mr. Gould's entire South
Tho reorganization of the Texas Western
Narrow-Guage railway was perfected on
Saturday and formally transterred to the
new magenierit. The stockholders elected
the following ofiiccrs: President, U. S.
Grant; Secretary, J. Ii. Tracy; Executive
committee, Geri. U. S. Grant, II. Victor
rtewcomb, Josiah C. Reiff; Directors, Gen
U. S. Grant, H. Victor Newcomb, John
Daily, Col. Fred. D. Grant, Josiah C. Reiff,
A. M. Gentry, W. S. Cleveland, S. K. Mcll
henny.J. C.Tracy. The active operations
begin at once on the construction ot the
road to Rio Grande.
By a large majority the poople of tin
United States have declared their faith in
Kidney-Wort as a remedy for all the dis
eases of the kidneys and liver, some, how
ever, have dislikod the trouble of preparing
it irom the dry form. For such a new can
didate appears in the shape of Kidney
Wort in Liquid Form. It is very concen
trated, is easily taken and is equally etfi.
cieni as me ury. try it Louisville Tost.
A Liberal Offer.
Wagner & Co. Michigan Ave. ii Jackson
St. Chicago, offer to send Electric Belts,
Bands', etc., for tho euro of Nervous Debili
ty and other diseases, free, for examination
and trial before purchasing. These Elec
tric Devices arc the iuvcntion of Dr. D. A.
Joy, of the University of Michigan, and are
claimed to be the only Electric Devices or
Appliances for tho cure of diseases that
have yet been constructed upon scientific
principles. See their advertisement in this
Mr, Gcorgo E. O'Hara, the live druggist
of the town, is always up to the times and
ready to meet the demands of his many
customers. He has just received a Biipply
of that wonderful remedy that is astonish
ing tho world by its marvelous cures. Dr.
King's New Discovery for consumption,
coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis, hay
lever, phthisic, croup, whooping cough, tick
ling in the throat, loss of voice, hoarseness
or any affection of tho throat and lungs.
This remedy positively cures, as thousands
can testify. If you do not believe it call
at his drug store and get a trial bottle free
of cost or a regular Bizo lmttle for one dol
lar. As you valuo your life, give it a trial
and be convinced, as thousands already
have been (1)
Mounted varnished, aud paper maps of
Cairo for sale, at The Bulletin office.
Used to say : "Boys, if your blood is out
of order try Burdock tea;" and then they
had to dig the Burdock and boil it down in
kettles, making a nasty, smolling decoction ;
now you get all tho curativo properties put
up in a palatable form in Burdock Blood
Bitters. Piico $1.00, trial Bizo 10 cents.
A Baptist Minister's Experience.
I am a Baptist minister, and beforo I
even thought of being a clergyman, I
graduatod in medicine, but left a lucrative
practice for my present profession, 40 years
ago. I was for many years a sufferer from
quinsy; "Thomas Eclcctric Oil cured mo."
I was also troubled with hoarseness, and
Thomas' Eclcctric Oil always relieve mc.
My wife and child had diphtheria, and
"Thomas' Eclectria Oil cured them," and if
taken in timo it will euro seven times out
of ton. I am confident it is a cure for the
most obstinate cold and cough, and if any
ono will take a small teaspoon and half fill
it with tho Oil, and then place tho end of
tho spoon in ono nostril and draw the oil
out of tho spoon into tho head by sniffing
as hard as they can, until the Oil falls over
in the throat, and practice that twice a
week, I don't cure how offensive their head
may be, if will clean it out nnd cure their
catarrh. For deafness and earache it has
done wonders to my certain knowledge. It
is tho only medicine dubbed patent "medi
cine that I havo ever felt liko recommend
ing, and I am very anxious to seo it in
every phce, for I tell you that I would not
bo without it in mv llOllHd tor nnv mmuiil.
eration. I am now suffering with a pain
uro riicuuuinsm in my right limb, and
nothing relieves mo like Thnmna1 v.r,.ntrn
Oil. Dr. v. v fill ivn
. Corry. Pa.
Paul G. Schuh, Agent.
Half tho ills of human lifo proceed from
a torpid and disordered liver. Submit to
them no longer while "Sellers' Liver
Pill8" will cure you quickly. Prico 25 cts.
A Cough, Cold or Sore Throat
should be stopped. JSnglect frequently re
sults in an Incurable Lung disease or Con
sumption. Brown's Bronchial Troches do
not disorder the stomach li
and balsams, but act directly on tho inflam
ed parts, allaying irritation, give relief in
Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs, Catarrh, nnd
tho Throat Troubles whirli Kino-era nnil
Public Speakers arc subject to. For thirty
years Brown'8 Bronchial Troches havo been
recommended by physicians, and always
givo perfect satisfaction. Having been
tested by wide and constant use for nearly
an entire generation, they have attained
well-merited rank among the few staple
remedies of tho ae. Sold at 2.1 mnta n
Amateurs and Editors.
Amateurs are very apt to look upon
editors us their most itnplacablo foes.
Tho cool persistence with which they
decline to avail themselves with con
tributions which tho contributor is con
vinced would mako tho fortunes of tho
journals, if tliey only knew it such
blindness of self-interest rouses pity in
the breast of the worldly wiso amateur.
Ho indites a letter of remonstrance to
tho misguided editor, and is promptly
crushed. In some less tender emotion
than pity is aroused by such conduct
Itago very often agitates the bosom of
tho rejected poet. Smarting under a
sense of gross ill-usage, lie pours out
the vials of his wrath upon that incar
nation of fraud, injustice, nnd wicked
ness, the editor. Why shouhljliis poems
be rejected when so much trash is in
Brted? Why is no reason for rejection
vouch-safod to him? Ho hysterically
demands satisfaction. Tho amount of
this sort of correspondence that goes on
is surprising and distressing. Tho bad
taste as well as bad policy of amateurs
who adopt such a course of action can
not bo tor slrongly censured. If they
really believo that their article, or poem,
or whatever it may be, is worth publish
ing, let them send it tho round of the
periodical press, and if it fails to find a
haven of rest from its wanderings some-
when?,-its proper placo is in tho tire. It
ought to be I):. rue in mind that, although
the reading public devoiir-i uu iinmeii.so
amount of rubbish, nnd pays for it,
there is a va.it di lie re nee between well
writteu nonsense and tho clumsily
hashed encyclopedia or overstrained
sentiment of begiuncrs. Tiuslcy's
His War Record.
"Them war ri-iiiiii .eencosof yourn is
mighty interesting," piped a little man
from behind tho stove, as a sort of si
lence fell on tho rest of I ho loungers.
"They remind mo of when I was in
command of the Confederate forces at
The crowd unhinged itself and glanced
admiringly tit the little man.
"Aud wcro you in the rub Confederate-
service?'' asked a one-legged man.
"I was," modestly conceded the man
behind ilio stove. "Don't you remem
ber when tho One Hundred and Fourth
Florida cavalry charged your outworks
on the second slope, and you all took
your rifle-pits to tho rear?"
They, all admitted they had boen in
tho army of tho Potomac.
"It soems to mo," said tho little man
to tho one-legged man, "that your face
is familiar to mo. Don't you remem
ber when the Second Georgia broke
your left at ('old Harbor? Wasn't you
acting aid-de-camp for General Rey
nolds?" "No," hesitated tho one-logged man,
poking tho liro with unnecessary vigor.
"But," continued tho litllo man,
"you must have been at Gettysburg,
and you must have seen me when I
charged your right and turned you
back toward tho cemetery."
"Lot mo seo," tigettedtho ono-logged
man, "was that tho first or second day."
"That was the second day," respond
ed tho liltlo man, quivering with ex
citement "I wasn't in tho socond day's fight,"
said the ono-loggod man, helplessly.
"Then you must recolloct my artillory
chargo on the first day, whon I broke
your center!" shouted tho little man,
clutching nervously at tho other's coat
"No, I I was on a furlough. I
wasn't there," shrieked tho ouc-Toggod
"Whoro'dyou losoyour leg?" howled
tho liltlo man, "what buttle was you
"I wasn't In any," moaned tho one
logged man. "I lost my leg on a buzz
saw," and out ho went precipitately.
"Strange," muttered tho liltlo man,
as he tilled his pipe. "Whon you como
to ilgiiro down thoso hero war reminis
cences they all didn't happcu."
. Dr. KHno's Great Nervo Restorer is the
marvel of tho ago for all Neive Diseases,
All fits stoppod free. Send to 031 Arch
street, Philadelphia, Penn.
No Matter What Uappcna
You may rest OBsured that you aro into In
boing speedily cured by Thomas' Eclcctric
Oil in all cases of rhoumatim, neuralgia,
toothache, etc, Ono trial only is necessary
to prove Us efficacy. Paul G. Schuh, Agent.
SERIES NO. 295
New Vork Tltm-a.
The general impression in tho North
of the Texas Rangers is that they are
lawless, dissipated, roekloss and des
porate nearly as bad as tho thieves
and rascals tliey aro employed to sup
press. But they aro very different from
tho popular notion of thorn, if we may
judge from a letter recently written
from Texas by a man who claims to
know all about them. Tho Rangers
live on the frontier of the State, spend
two-thirds of their timo in the saddle and
aro continually hunting and fighting
tho worst characters, tho greatest des
peradoes of tho country. Their expe
riences aro of tho wildest, most roman
tic, most melodramatic kind.and would,
literally related, delight tho average
boy of tho period moro than the high
st flavored, ilimo novel. This body
was organized t wenty odd years ago, by
the people of Texas, for tho protection
of their southern aud western fron
tier from th i inroads of Indians and
Mexicans, nnd breaking up the gangs
of liorso and cattlo thieves nnd stago
robbers so inimical to li'eand property.
It consists of loO men, divided into six
companies of H) to SO ouch stationed
100 miles apart, from the Red river to
the RioGrandii. They aro known as
tho Frontier Battalion, and no under
tho supervision of Adjutant General J.
is. Jones, each company having a Cap
tain and two Sergeants. A Ranger must
possess great endurance,, undisputed
courage, wido :xperienco in frontier
warfare, and must bo, besides a dead
shot. Ho must be able to trace bands
of roving Indians or depredators over
hill and prairie, through brush and riv
er bottoms, for without this accomplish
ment he would be of littlo valuo. Ho
must provido his own liorso or horses
and of tho best, too a Winchester car
bine, a bowie-knife, a largo Colt's re
volver, bells, cartridges and blankets.
He wears no uniform, but his attire is
generally a blue woolen shirt, buckskin
or corduroy trousers, high-top boots,
with Lugo spurs, and a Mexican som
brero. The Rangers havo rendored ex
cellent service to the State and to law
and order, generally. They havo ex
pelled, captured, or killed many of tho
most daugcrous rullinns with whom
the Southwest has ever been infested.
The service is,, of course, full of peril,
as may be seen from tho Adjutant s re
port that one-fourth of tho .members of
tho battalion are killed or disabled in
every year of what may well bo named
their active campaigning. .The num
ber of criminals and outlaws has been
groatly reduced since the organization
of the Bangui's, without whom law and
order would bo disestablished, sheriffs
would be powerless, stage routos unten
able, and peaceable citizens driven from
the frontier. As soon as the battalion
learns of the presence of raiders in the
State they aro in their saddles armed
and equipped, go dashing off, sparing
neither tlieir horses nor themselves un
til tho offenders havo been overtaken
and punished. The garrisons at vari
ous Government posts are of little avail
excopt to repel invasions of large bod
ies of Mexicans or Indians. In all or
dinary cases tho frontiersmen have to
depend on the skillful, dauntless, ubl
A Lively Locomotive
Tho engineer of the No. 10, tho "long
logged loco" of tho Pennsylvania Ban
road, says that "sho goes like a bird and
rides liko a rocking-chair." This en
gine has driving-wheels higher than a
tall man with a silk hat on, and two
drivers forgod by Herr Krupp tho fa
mous caution maker. In making 180
miles sho burns 12,000 lbs. of coal, her
water-tank contains 3,000 gallons; but
she can make a mile in fifty-seven sec
onds without gotting boated. Ten
comrades to her are to bo built at Al
toona this stimmor.
The Suggestive Chain.
A gentleman calls at a French jowel
er's in Iondou to have a memorial ring,
containing: tho hair of relatives, re
paired. Tho good man said: "Eh
bion! Ya-as, it shall bo done," continu
ing, "zaro is hotting like zo hair, it last
a l'ctornito, wiz care. Now, hero is
pretty ting, vach chaiu, nioch hotter
zan geld; besides it make you tlnk.
Supposo you are out witz friends, you
look at your vtttch villi gold chain, anil
you say it is tun o'clock, and you put
him back; zat is all. But stmposo you
havo chain of madamo's hair, zen you
remember; you say it is 10 o'clock,
yere is my poor wife waiting for mo, I
shall go; ohcz mot. I shall go homo.
Fortify' s P )'o(i rein.
The Frenchman's Foo.
Tho Kroumir of Tunis tho noun is
plural, although tho cablo persists in
calling thorn tho Kroumirs against
whom tho French aro now advancing
by land and sea, aro divided, like tho
groat Sioux family on this continent,
into several sect, each with it head
man, and ritimbeyiltogcthor some 10,000
match-locks. To the-south of them is
tho territory of tho Rakbo, a kindred
tribe with 10,000 fighting men; so that
even if tho distraught Boy concludes
that prudenco is the bettor part of valor,
and keeps out of tho light, tho Invader
havo no easy task before thorn. Tho
Kroumir and tho Rabka inhabit aniouu
taln region, full of innumerable, fast
nesses, aud Raid to be ovon moro ex
porloncod hill lighters than tho Afghans,
who lod tho British a costly duueo for
throo years. Italy is tho Russia of Tu
nis, aud if tho Kroumirs mako a sturdy
tight of It, tho radicals In tho Italian
Chamber, backed hy Frlneo Bismarck,
whose policy it is to set the two coun
tries by the oars, will no doubt bo strong
enough to force- King Humbert to sldo
with thorn against Kratioo. Meanwhile-,
although M. St Hilulro persists In say
ing that tho solo object of the Tuuls ex
pedition Is tho eliRUsomont of tho in
subordinate tribes, the Paris papora
openly declare that It moans annexa
tion; and this t hud, now uo bigger
than a man's hand, may burst any day
and Involve Europe in a struggle for
supremacy In tho Mediterranean. 1 , ,