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EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
- OF THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B. HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1880.
Aoi:ntiip Lrim.xh asts, Jan. 1.
j wo t 'i',m,w tii
I 0,8 :W,M Oft
Ink-nut and rout"
Nut prullt un luvisUunts ,
Claim bv death and matured eudow-
muit .. t 84
Dividends, surrender valnea, and au
iiuitlt-s " 8,108,110 04
LMscouuu-d voduwmeut and matured
tontine policies....., ' 17HW3 Oil
Total paid policyholders. (,WTW
Dividend id capital T.ftwm
Aeni-ifci and ctjmmtasious Ml, 47 III
Oeusral expenses 5W.W 8fl
MtaUi, cuuotjr aodcltjr taxes.... . S8,n 70
Ntcnl uituu, Dc. 31, im. . 1 w,fw,M4 oa
Bonds and iuortiro;rci I 9,M.47'i Wt
Vailed States stocks X.M'I.MU l
btala stock, city stocks, and stocks
of Vorfc 'S7,447
Luaus Mr.ura hy honU and stocks. T.Otit.HJ 8H
I 38.4UK.M1 ft!
i . !., ,r tor' od bonds
Market value or stoc l.fcil.fftl
ever '-"";"auaLd'aecrued'.. ;1M,Wm
imcrt..i ln pacers of
Deferred .-r""0'-- "
T .lMlc, Dcc.31.lW) f 4l,I'.fS M
, lUMIitiea including legal r
Tot? , (,r reinsurance of all ,exlst
lii p"'r,e - I Sl.sW.'JW 11
l0.l undivided aurplua t ,38.H 21
, which bulouijs (aa computed) to
pahcles ih irrnttral clan. 4,Mj,064 21
Of which belongs taa computed) to
polklei In U.iitltie clans 4.21,230 01
Risks Assnnied in 1880,$.) 5, 170,805 00
0iani.in ?L 177,597,703 00
11. R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL H. R.
TRAXS ARKIVI. THAIi'S UEriltT.
tMall 4:IOa.B 'Malt 9:p.m
Kxprens a:'i5a m tKxureaa p,m
Accom'dation. 4:Wp.m Accomdatioi..ll:loa m
MIS3 CENTUAL K K.
Mall 5:np.mtMail .. .. 3:35 a. m
tKipresa ll: a m I tKxpn.-.s :'J0a.m
C. A bT. L. H. R. (Narrow Gauge )
Kprs 4 :10p.m I Eiprea :40 a.m
A.m datoln 14: p.m I Accom'datlon. 1 -.30 p.m
bundayexcur'n ti:5 p m I Sunday excur'n t:40 a in
HT.L., I.M.48. K. R.
tExprefi J:Wi m HExpress .lip m
tAccom'datton. ::Jp.m I tAccom'datlou. 11:45 a.m
CAIRO VINCENSE8 R. U.
Mall A Ex .... 5:00 a.m Mall A Ex.... 9:19 p m
Dally except Sunday, t Dally.
Circuit Judge I). J Daker.
Clrenit Clerk A. H. lrvln.
County Judge K. Yo"ira.
County Clerk 8. J. Humm.
County Attorney J M.Damron.
County Treasurer-Miles W. Parker.
Coroner R. Fliryerald.
County Commleslonera-T. W. Dalllday, J. A.
Glbba and Samuel Briley.
Trwurir T J. Kerth.
( lnrk Dennis. J, Foley.
Counselor Wm. B. Gilbert.
Marshal L. II. Meyers.
Attorney William Hendricks.
BO A HI) or AUJIBMIN.
First Ward-Petor 8anp. T. M. Klmhrough.
hcond Ward-Jesse Illnkle, C. . Hughes.
Third Ward-B. F, Blake, John ood.
Fonrth Ward-Cbarlea 0. Patler, Adolph 80-
bmh Ward-T. W. nalllday. Krnast B. Pattlt.
CURO BAPTIST. -Temperanee hall on Ter.th
'street; preaching flrt and third Sundays in
eachmonthrila m.and7::)p. m.: prayer meet-
CnCRCH OF THE REDEEMER (Eplaconal)
Fourteenth atreet; Sunday 7:W)a. m Holy
Kurhaslst; 9::W a.m., Sunday school; 10:45 a.m.,
Morning pravers; 8:00 p. m.. evening prayera. F.
p. Davenport, 8. T, tt. Hector.
FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHITRCn.
Preachlng at 10:30 a. m 8 p. m., and 7:80 p. m.
Babbath school at 7:30 p. m Kev. T. J. Shores,
JTJTIIKRAN Thirteenth itreet; survltei Hab
j bath 1:30 a. u.; Sunday school 2 p.m. Rev.
METHODIST Cor. Eighth and Walnut streets ;
Preaching Sabbath 10:30 a. m. and 7 p.m.;
nravor meeting, Wednesday 7:80 p. m.; Sunday
School, 9 a. m. Rev. Whlttaker, pastor.
PRESBYTERIAN Eighth street; preaching on
Sabbath at 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.; prayer
metUi Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday School
it 3 p.m. Rov. B. Y. Qcorgo, pastor.
ST JOSKrS'S-fRoraan Catholic.) Corner Cross
and Walnut street; services Sabbath 10i80a.
m. ; Sunday School at a p. m. ; Vespers 3 p. m. ; ser
ticcs every day at 8 p. m.
ST PATRICK'S (Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
street and Washington avenue; aervlcos Sab
natb 8 and 10 a. tn. ; Vospors 8 p. m. (Sunday School
a p. m. service every day at 8 p.m. Rov. Jliwterson
(i W. WHEELER, .
Summer Wood and Kindling
couitantly on hand
At Seventy-five cents per load.
Stavo Trim mines
At one dollar per load.
The "trimmings" are coarse shavings and make
the best summer wood for cooking purposes as well
as tha cheapest aver fold In Cairo. For black
smith's use In setting tires, they are nuequallad.
Leave your orders at U Tenth street wood yard.
and purctiaaso annor iirccim..
Ca.ti on tiauil In nana ana m "-
pnsitart en interest auu m h
(ai,K received, 'H1''07
Dos from amenta on aicuun. " P"- ...
From thu undivided surplus, lovemlonarr divi
dend will be declared, availablo on settloinent of
next annual premium, to ordinary participating
The valuation of thu policies outstanding baa
been mude on the Atuerfcau experieuco table, the
luni siauuuru 01 ine aiai oincw iora
(i. W. I'lJILLIl'S, Umh.,1,.
J.O. VANCISK. Actuaries.
We, the tiurteralguwi, bavo. In puraon, carefully
examined thu arcouuU, and counted and examined
in detail the aaaeta of the aoclety, and certify that
the foregoing RtaUtment thereof la cnrreo t.
IIKSMNOTON K. KANUOLH1,
JAMKH M IIAI.8TED.
TllbMAH A. Ij'MMINU,
IIK.NKV H, TEHUKLL,
JOHN HLOAN K,
lipecliil Cummittee of thu Hoard of Olrectora,
appointed Oct. Z7, Ui examine thu aaett
and accouuta at the close of the year.
Ili-nry B n vde, John A. HUiwart,
(iforne I). Morgan, JrilmU 3 out.
Oenrua T. Adi ii, Robert U nox Kennedy,
llenry A. Iluribiit. 'hauncy M. Di'pew,
!l-nrjr V Mpnuldiui;. II rijamm VlllinmoB,
Willl.m H. Kokk, Henry M. Alexander,
William A. Wheeiof.k, Williaui Walker,
Parker Handy, llonry Hay,
William . l.amberU K IWinditiot Colt,
llrnryO. Muriand ' I nomaa A . Ilirlrtln.
w. Ainiander, George W.tiacleton,
Hetry M lerlail (MairaeO. KelloBB,
ThnmuaH. Voiiiig. Joe K. Navarro,
Thomaa A. Cummina, John 4, McCnnk,
HiiIh tI llliaa, W. Wkitewrlfht,
Daniel U. Lord, Stephen II. 1'hilMpa,
James M. Jial.lead, Hainuel W. Torrey,
lluraee JVter. Charle.t.. Landon,
Bdward W. Himbert, rlamnel Holmes.
U.K. Ktndolph, Theodore Weston,
Alaci-nn Track, Alexander P. Irvlu,
John Sloane, T. fJeWItt Cnyler,
A.hbel Oreen, l.ouis Kll.'-gerald,
Hamuel Borrows, Wlll'aai M. Bliss,
Heury N. Htitler, William Alexander, l'
(twirue 11. btewart. Samuel U. Goodrich.
JAMES W. ALEXANDER. Vice Pres"t.
SAMUEL BORROWE, 2d Vice I'res't.
E. W. Lamkrt, M. D., Edw'd Curtia, M. D.
E. W. Scott, Superintendent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
Ia8 Dearborn Street, Chicago.
W. N. CRAINE, General Manager.
E. A. BURNETT, Aifent,
gT. LOUIS, I. M. tt SO. RY.
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
TBilliS LE1VI CAIRO,
Arkaurae and Texas Expre.....12:05 p.m. Dally
AMUVI AT CAIBO,
Express J :S5 a.m. Dully
Accommodation K.3U p.m. Daily
Ticket office: No. 55 Ohio Levee.
II U. MILBCKN, Agent.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
The Onlv .Lino Running
O DAILY TRAINS
Making Direct Connection
Trains Lsavi Cairo:
3:15 r m. Mail,
Arriving In 8t. Louis 9:45 a.m. : Chicago, 8:30 p.m. ;
Connecting at Odin and K (finch am for Cincin
nati, Louisville, ludiannpolisand points East.
11:10 (i.m. Ht. I.onin mid AVestern
Arriving In St. Lonls 7:05 p. m., and connecting
for all points West.
4:JiO p.m. Ktittt Kx press.
tnrSt. Louis and Chicago, arriving at St. Lonls
10:40p.m., and Chicago 7: a m
4 :'J() p.m. Cin'inrmtl Kxiross.
Arriving at Cincinnati 7:00 a.m.; Louisville 7:20
a m.; Indianapolis 4:00 a.m. Passengers by
this tralu reach the above points lli to 3u
HuL'US lu advance of any other route.
ryThH4:'J0 p. m. express has
SLKEl'INOt'AK Cairo to Cincinnati, without
changes, and through sleepers to St. Louis and
Fast Timo East.
Pa ccon irova bT lhi 11,10 n ,hroush 10 ?Mt
A a.Llli,LIfl ern pulnts without any delay
caused by Sunday Intervening. The Saturday after
noon train from Calm arrives in new York Monday
morning at t:35. Thirty-six hours lu advanceof
anv other route,
tWKor through tickets and further Information,
apply at Illinois Cuulral Railroad Depot. Cairo.
J As. JOHNSON, . J. II. JONES,
Gen. Southern Agent. Ticket Agent.
A. II. HANSON, Gun. Pass, Agent. Chicago.
rpHE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W. P. IIALLIDAY, President.
H. L. HALLIDAY, Vlce-Pmsldont,
THUS. W. UALLIDAY, Cashier.
a. staats tavxoh, w, r. ballidat,
RIMHT L. HAIXUIAT, It. H. OtmHIMSBAat,
a, u. irtLUAMSOM, STIPHBN BUiD,
Exchange, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
.Doposltsrecelvod and a general banking business
CAIBO. ILLINOIS. THURSDAY
,it. E. W. WniTL0CK7
Orwoi-Jfo. 138 Commercial Avenne, between
Eighth and Ninth Street
J)R. W. C. JOCELYN,
OFFICE-Elghtk Street, near Coma erclal Avennt.
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FLOUR, GRAIN AND HAY
Htgheet Cash Price Paid for Wlieat.
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN- TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
C. O. PATIER & CO..
Cor. Nineteenth street 1
Commercial Avenue I
THE ICE KING.
Ready sow, to furnish and deliver ICE In any
quantity both wholesale and retail, and at
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES.
I respectfully solicit the patronage of all my old
friends and as many new ones, and guarHnteethent
satisfaction. JACOB KLEE.
PROPRIETOR OF SFROAT'8 PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON.WELI
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Loads a Specialty.
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
total Fruit flavors,
Prepared from the choicest
Fruits, without coloring, poison
ous oils, acids, or artificial
Essences Always uniform in
strength, without any ndultera
tionn or impurities. Have gained
tlieir reputation from their per
feet 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.,
Maker of Lnpalln Yaaat Gema,
Dr. Frleo'a Cream Baking Powder,
and Dr. PrW Unique Perfumes.
We make no second grade goods.
MOBNINGf, JULY 7, 1881.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
(UIC'AOO, CHAIN AND PORK.
Chicago, July 0, 10 a. m.
Pork-August, $16 80; September,
$16 801).. .
Wheat-August, $1 10; September,
Corn Aiifuht, 45c; September, 460.
Oats-August, 2Sc; September, 27jc.
CnrcAOo, July 6, 18 m.
Pork-August, $17 05; September,
$17 05, b.
Wheat -August, $1 Ufa September,
Corn Auguitt, 40)c ; September, 47c.
Chicaoo, July C, 1 p. m.
Pork-July, f 10 05; August, $17 02;
September, $17 12.
Wheat-July, $1 09, nominal; August,
$1 11; September, $1 10.
Corn-July, 45c; August, 40)s'c;
- Oats August, 28,'4'c; .September, 7e.'
A MEDLEY OF INTEKESTl.NO NEW8 KUOM
DoNOOLA.July 3rd, 18S1. k
The ten dollar silver certificate, stolen
from llr. Joiner, of which we wrote last
week, has been returned, or at least he has
been paid back tea dollar. The "fine
haired" young man, ot whom we before
wrote, appears to be the thief; at any rate
his father is the man that paid Mr. Joiner.
We are not disposed to give his name, and
for good reasons will Bpeak no more of it,
till it goes before the grand jury, as go it
The Dongola summer fisticuffs, are now
on the tapis, and it is a remarkable fact
that, some of our citizens enjoy theni huge
ly. One fellow, we have, whose chief busi
ness is to guzzle "tangle foot," and sit on
the corners and discuss the science ot fisti
cuffing, lie seems to be entirely carried
away with the idea of other men's abilities
to "shoulder mash." On th night of the
2nd instant, Simon Aden, got mixed up
with Ed. llathaway'a fists and boots to a
degree that, those who know no better,
might readity conclude that the comet
had hit Lira. A few days ago the Dongola
"son of a &c. on wheels," got into a knock
down on our streets. Of courso our town
treasury on each occasion was replenished
with a few dollars. If ever a town under
tho sun needed a dose of blue mass it cer
tainly is Doiigola. Wcdo not wish to cast
any stigma on Dongola, for it is our home,
and we know that wo hold citizens that I
will compare favorably with the best citi
zens of any of our sister towns; yet at tho
same time wc have an clement that is not,
by any means, desirable. Wo still livo in
hopes that the day is not far iu the future
that will see Dongola rid of all its roughs,
bruisers and thievers. It is no use denying
that we have them, but it is the duty ot
every good citizen, to come down on them
in a manner that will reform them, or drive
them from among us.
On the 2nd instant we were shocked by
the news that, at thirty miuutes past eight
o'clock a. m. of said day, President James
A. Garfield was assassinated. Surely its a
nation we must be growing weak and it
does seem that in a tew more decades of
time we shall be completely Mexicanized,
and that no man holding im.mrtaiit office
need expect to escape assassination. As
yet we know nothing definite concerning
tho affair and are anxiously waiting for a
daily paper, so that wo may learn some
thing. The daily scenes iu Dongola, ure men go
ing into saloons taking their schnnHps, and
walking back on the streets to boast over
their pets in the shoulder mashing line;
little boys cursing each other and occa
sionally some old man. Men in knots on
a certain notorious corner arguing against
tho inspiration of tho bible, boasting that
in tho new revision of King James' transla
tion, tho word hell is expunged. Not one
of them ever haviug read a chapter and
none knowing a scintilla of wtiat Is con
tained iu tho revision. But among it all
we have redeeming qualities, and wo hopo
to sue them soon standing out iu bold
A visit among tho farms is proof that
times arc good, as many improvements are
being made. Our mill mon and merchants
arc doing a lively and paying business, and
all who try are doing well. Old Trim.
"Eleven years our daughter suffered on a
bed of misery under tho caro ot several ot
tho host (and some of tho worst) physicians,
who gavo her diseuso various names but no
relief, and now bIio is restored to us in
good health by as simplo a remedy as Hop
Bitters, that wo had poohed at for two
yenrs, beforo using it. Wo earnestly hopo
and pray that no one also will lot their sick
suffer as wo did, on account of prejudice
against so good amedicino as If op Bitters."
Tho puront8. Tolegrara.
Mounted varnishod, and paper maps of
Cairo for salo, at Tue Bulletin office.
The Growth of the Gun.
Forost and (Stream.
Hunting for garao was practicod with
bow and arrow only until in tho six
teenth cnutury the Spaniards contrived
the arquebus or matchlock. Here tho
match was fitted to a "serpentine" or
cock, hung upon a pivot, and brought
into contact with tho priming by a
working substantially the same as that
of the modern hammer and trigger.
This was further improved by tho Gor
man invention of a steel wheel with
serrated edge, fitted to a spring, and
mado to revolve rapidly, tho edge com
ing in contact with a piece of pyrites,
and by this friction producing tho
sparks to ignite the priming. Tho use
of the wheel lock for snorting purposes
was very general in the middle of the
sixteenth century, and for a long time
was not improved upon.
But necessity is tho mother of inven
tion. A bund of Dutch chicken stealers,
or of Spanish marauders it is disputed
whieh being loo poor to provide them
selves with tho high priced wheel lock,
and afraid to use the matchlock, be
cause its light revealed tlntir wherea
bouts to the minions of tho law, ab
stained from their evil practices long
enough to dovisn a weapon better
'adnpted to the needs of roost robbers.
The result was the flint tyck; und the
pot-hunting . fiiiteniitj SOf4l IJ I W I
credit mark. The sportsmen of out V
grandfathers .generation owed the me
chanism of their guns to a bund of
poultry thieves; there is yet hope for
the colored brother.
The flint lock reached its perfection
in the hands of "that king of jjun
makers," Joseph Manton, in lite early
part of the present century, and it
gavo way only to a wnrthv simerlor
in the modern gun exploded by percus
The discovery of fiiliiiint tirjf pow
ders, and their triplication to gtuinory
mark n most' important epoch in the
manufacture and employment of firearm-).
Tho charge in the gun was at
first placed above Hie fulminating pow
der, which was ignited bynhe concus
sion of an iron plmigir struck by a
cock. Then this plunger was dispensed
with, and the- fuliiiinalo . was s;m;ly
placed in the flash pan. The successive
steps arc familiar to almost all gunners;
the priming was placed between two
bits of paper and called percussion pel
lets; the fulminate was tdlixed to tha
breech of the newly-invented cartridge
aud fired by a penetrating needle; then
came tho copper cap; and then the cul
minating improvement of the cartridge
containing both tho ehago and tho
priming, and ignited at lirst by the
pin, and iiftcrwarJ rim lire and central
Tho Popular Demand.
So great has been the popular demand
for the celebrated remedy Kidney Wort,
that it is havinir an immense sale from
Maine to California. Some have found it
inconvenient to prepare it troni the dry
compound, tor such the proprietors now
prepare it in liquid form. This can be pro
cured at the drugfjists. It has precisely
me same eiiect as tno dry, but 13 very con
centrated so that tho dose is much smaller,
A Cough, Cold or Sore Throat
should bo stopped. .Neglect frequently re
sults in an Incurable Lung disease or Con
sumption. Brown's Bronchial Troches do
not disorder the stomach like cough syrupa
and balsams, but net directly on tho inllam
ed parts, allaying in notion, give relief 111
Asthma. Bronchitis, Coughs, Catarrh, and
the Throt Troubles which Singers nnd
Public Speakers are Bubject to. For thirty
years Brown's Bronchial Troches have been
recommended by physicians, and always
give perfect satisfaction. Having been
tested by wide and constant uso for nearly
an entire generation, they have attaiucd
well-merited rank among tho few staplo
remedies of the ago. Sold at 25 ccuts a
All is Well that Ends Well.
Orin Cathn, 49 Pearl Street, Buflalo, N.
Y., says: "I tried various remedies tor tho
piles but found no relief until I used
Thomas' Eclectric Oil, which entirely cured
me alter a few applications." P. O. Schuh,
FACTS THAT WE KNOWV
If you are suffering with a severe Cough,
Cold, Asthma, Bronchitis, Consumption,
loss of voice, tickling in tho throat, or any
affection of tho throat or lungs, we know
D11. Kino's New Dihcovkuy will givo you
immediate relief. Wo know of ' hundreds
of cases it has completely cured, and that
where all other medicines had failed. No
other remedy can show onc-hnlf as many
permanent cures, ftowtogivo you satis
factory proof that Dn. Kino's Nkw Disoov
erv will cure you of Asthma, Bronchitis,
Hay Fever, Consumption, severe Coughs
and Colds, Hoarsness, or any Throat r
Lung disease, it you will call at Geo. 1..
O'Hara's drug store, Cairo Ills,, you can get
a trial bottlo free of cost, or a regular hizo
bottle for$l() (3)
A Skillful Preparation
Composed of roots, barks, ant plants, that
act in harmony, and are a pleasant and ef
fective medicine, constitute Burdock Blood
IJitters, of which highly commentary re
ports aro being constantly received. Price
$1.00, trial size 10 cents.
Canckr. No Knife. No Pain. No Sick
ness. No Fearful Treatments. Treatise
free. Go or send to Dr. Kliuo, 031 Arch
St., Philada, Pa.
It is simply marvelous how quickly con
stipation, biliousness and stc.k -headache are
cured by "Sellers' Liver rills." Price 35
It Heads tho List.
Of all other preparations or medicines. In
cases of nausea, headache, dizziness or irre
gularities, of tho system, Burdock Blood
Bitters liavo no equal. They novnr fall in
affording- immediate relief. Pr leo $1.00,
trial sizo 10 cunts,
Supreme Court Paying attention to
two pretty womun at one sitting.
The coming man" is not always a
policeman. You generally have to go
and hunt him.
Pawnbrokers do not get much from
servant girls, as the principal they put
up is the clothes line.
"I thought you took an Interest in
my welfare," said William. "No, sir,"
replied Susan, "only in your farewell.'!
The fox whose tail was caught in ft
trap was one of tho first individuals who
"severed his connection."
"What 'er back have you got," "aid
one fashionable belle to another. That
remark created a bustle.
Tho latest gag down here is that a
young man m pressing his own suit
frequently wrinkles the girl's. Charles
Tho King of Zanzibar travels with .
400 trunks. What a fine subject bfts
would be for tho typical American bag
Elmira Free Press: "The new ver
sion substitutes 'bowls' o! wrath for
'vials.' There is nothing stingy about
the new version."
A Harlem mocking-bird J n adept
f riP''S Mo'"1 and,. Sankey iiymns,
nfitrn itliijiKjyjt .thecagojrevente : IS
Biddy Ah, mfrfi't they be the heart
less haihans tharo that wouldn't give
him a crust itself. I fear the poor sowl
will die of indigestion.
Once they started a girl's seminary
in Utah. U flourished well; but just in
tno neignt 01 its prosperity, the princi
pal eloped with the whole school.
It Is illegal under present laws in Ar
kansas to sell a dirk or bowie-knife,
Exchange. But everybody down,
there buys toothpicks.
"Polities is a game of grab," shouts
tho man who has been left in the race.
The trouble with him is that the other
fellows grabbed first.
"I haven't work enough for another
servant," said a lady to a girl that ap
plied for a situation. "Oh, yes, you
have, ma'am. It'll take precious little
to keep mo biuy," was the naive re
sponse. Ven'ur a man like tho Canadian
WHRihur clerk savs look out for frost.
and "plant your buckwheat cakes in
July," instead of August, he should bo
A Connecticut man has invonted a
pipe that will light itself. This is an
underhanded attempt to force house
painters to rind some new way to kill
time. liosluii J'ost.
A New York lady, examining an ap
plicant for tho olliee of niaid-of-all-work,
interrogated her as follows:
"Mary, can 'you scour tinware with
alacrity?" "Perhaps I could, ma'am;
but 1 generally have scoured with sand."
A Now York lawyor had his pocket
picked the other day. The thief was
found to be one of his clients who was
trying to get enough of his fortune back
to buy a dose of poison.
"You can't both eat your cake and
JinVoik" Ani-tmit 'fiiwrA. Vf' Wei'.
then, how are you going to eat your
cake if you dou'i have it? It's a
mighty good thing for the reputation
of iIia iM'onla that thev are dead, and
cau't bo slumped by tough questioners.
A Norristowu woman returnod from
n. iIjvv's visit lo New York vesterdav,
and, when asked how she enjoyed her
self, replied: "1 nail a deiigntiui umo.
1 spent four hours at the morgue, and
five dead bodies were brought iu while
1 was there. It was better than a fu
ucral." Xorristown lkrald.
A fashion item says tho "Dickens" is
the name of a now bonnet. It reminds
you of an Old Curiosity Shop. Bulle
tin. Or, rather, of one of the charac
ters in that novel. When the bill is
read off by the fair owner of tho bon
uet it sounds to her husband like a
LiitloKuell.-i7t7rtWyi'a Xeivs. You
should have used a little '1 in the name.
tien, l'hra, last fiinucu 01 tue Mn
of Siam, has arrived in Paris. When
at home he rules over 3o0 young ladies
in the royal harems, hid aids in the sor-
vico boing female.
' m -a- si
A Moston paper tolls the incredible
atoy that an absent-minded man fioiu
Salem, Mas., left his infant son in tho
railroad depot in Boston, and did not
miss him v:ntil ho reached home and
was askod what ho "had dono with thai
precious darling." llo took tho train
Artesian Wells in New York.
Now York Evciilnjr Mull.
Much interest was felt In the under
taking, about a year ago, of boring ao
artesian well under tho Fifth Avouuo
Hotel, The drill was driven down to a
depth of 2,100 foot, almost half a mile,
but no important vein of water was
struck, and the enterprise was aban
doned. It 1 not diflloult, liowover, to -securo
an ample supply of water by
such boring, especially below, Twenty
third street, the depth of the forty or
fifty artesian wells now In use here be
ing from 800 to 600 foot. )no of the
most successful is that of Bauer & Botz,.
brewers, which is 600 foot deep, and ,
yields '2,000 barrels of. wator daily.
The cost of an artesian woll is about
$ :,000, so that uono but largo consum
ers of water find it an object to bora
such wells. Many brewers, manufac
turers, botcl-keepors, and other large
consumers of Croton, pay a water-tax
of from $5,000 to $10,000 a year; aud
for thorn It is economy to bore artesian
wells, tho water of which is froe from
vegetable matter and other surface Im
purities. Its temperature. 52 tlegroes
the whole year, is so low that littlo lea
U required where it is used. Mr, Jossa
Button, the contractor, who has been
boring wells lor thirty ynn, upit
that artesian wells n. ght be bored
alonir the Croton aeniieduot to lueieas
Setter. upply. "'fiiiKJ
be nossib to add 100,000 barrels
SSy'S tie Crotoa supply from one wolL