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THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B. HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAH ENDING DECEMBER 31, 18W.
Amount at l.aooaa assit, Jan. 1.
Interest and rant...
Nut profit ob Investment
Claim by death and matured endow-
menu . . 2.SfJ?,tj61 M
Dividend, lurreader values, tnd an
nuities 8,106,410 01
Discounted endowment and matured
tontine policies........ 178SM09
Total paid policyholders $ 4,7!i,17 07
Dividend oo capital.... 7 ,00000
Agencies and commission Wl,4:f.is)
Oelieral expense. 5,:t 8i
State, cnuutjr and city taxes SS.SW iU
NctcaiU assets, Due. 31, . , (09,814 03
Honda and mortgage........... 9 O.oyi.C. .i
tolled hi.le. tor a a 2.S.'v'UI UO
btatt stocks, cltr hum ks. Mid mock -
anthori.d be (bo laws ( O-.e.-.iite '
of New York . .. H.7,4-! 47
Loan. secured by IkmvI aod stock. W
Real estate In New ork and lioston
and purchased under foreclosure.. 8,:Vi8,:j."J hi
Cash on band In hank, and other de
positories on 'ntcresland in transit
Dna from agcut ou account of pre
mium . .. -
Market value of stocks and bonda
Interest and rente due and accrued..
Premium due aud In process of
collection ( le premium paid in
advance, $".'W ...... ll,fcS!t 00
Deferred premium t.VMH SB
Total MeU, Dee. 31. I'M) $ 41. 1 6 3i
Total liabilities including legal re
serve for reinsurance of all exist
ing policies. I s,m.m 11
Total undivided tarpln.... ...........$ ViX.tM
Of which belong (a computed) to
policies ia general class.
hlch belongs ( computed) to
policle In tontine cla 4.283.230 01
Risks Assumed iu 1880,835,170,805 00
Risks Outstanding $177,597,703 00
R. R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO-
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. B.
tiUXH AMUVI. TBAOla DKPAKT.
MaU.... . 4:10 a m
Accora dntlon. 4:i.aip.m
MHS CENTRAL B It.
tMall - r,:30p ni Mtl .. 3:a.m
tBrpreea l::a m tKxpnM 8:Jia.m
C. X ST. L. K. K. (Narrow Gance )
BxpreM 4 ") p.m I xpri! :i a m
Accom'datoin I3:i p m ! Accom'datlon. 1 :."tiip.m
Sunday excur'n S:5 p.m I Sonday exenr'n x:Pia.tu
HT. L., l it. 4 8. K.R.-
Sxpre.. 2:Va.m 1 tExpre".... 12:'p m
tAccora'dation. i:1)pn I tAcccim'datinn ll:45a.m
CAIRO t VINCENNESR. B.
Mall Ex.... 5:J.n 'Mali A Ex.... 9:19 p.m
Daily except Sunday, t Daily.
Circuit Mge 0. J.Bakrr.
Clrcoit Clerk A. H. Irviu.
C'cMiuty Judge R. S Yocum.
County Clerk-H. J. Humm.
Connty Attorney-J M. Dmton.
Conntv Trea.urer-Mile . I'f.fker.
Shit ItT John Hodge.
Coroner-R. Fluirerald. ,,.,.. ,
County CommlMloner T. W. Halllday.J.
(ilbbaand Samuel Brilcy.
Trta.nrer T J Kerth.
W rk Dennl. J, Folev.
Coun.elor Wm. B. Gilbert.
Marhal-L. U. Meyer.
Attorney William Uendrlck.
no A HO or ALUXKHi".
Klrt Ward-Fctcr 8anp. T. M . Klmbrongh.
Meiud Ward-Je.e Ilinkle. C. N. Uiighe.
Third Ward B. F, Blake, Jouu
Fourth Ward-Charle O. Patler, Adolph 8wo-
'"Sirth Ward-T. W. Halllday. Krnatt B. Pettlt.
CllRO BVI'TIHT. Temperanca hall on Tenth
atreot: preachlns Hrt and third Sunday In
each mouth, II a. m. and 7:TI p. m ; prayer meet-
Thu"d4--7 ; mTF. 'SSs; fS? tor"1 '
CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER (Eplacnpal)
Fourteenth atreet; Sunday 7:00 a. m.. Holy
Euclianlat; :) a. m., Sunday achool ; 10:4S a.m.,
Morning pravera: 8:00 p. m.. evening prayer- F.
P. Davenport, S. T, It. Rector.
TMR8T MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHTJKCI1.
T Preaching at 10:80 a. n... S p. m aud 7:90 p. m.
8abbath acbool at 7: p. m Rev. T. J. Shore,
LUTHERAN Thirteenth Ureal; aervltoa Sab
bath !: m.; Buuday chool t p. m. Rev.
METHODIST Cor. Eighth and Walnnt atreeta;
Preaching Sabbath 10:.40 a, m. and 7 p.m.;
orayer meeting, Wodne.day 7:S0 p. m.; Sunday
Bcbool, 9 a. m. Rev. Whltuker, pa'r.
IjRESBYTERIAN Eighth Mreet; preaching on
. Sabbath at 11:00 I. m. and 7:80 p. m.; prayer
meotlP" Wodnuadav at 7:) p.m.; Sunday School
l S p. m. Rev. B. V. OeoNe, pwtor.
ST. J0SEPH'8-(Homan Catholic) Corner Cro.a
nd Walnut trtot; aervlcea Sabbath 10:80 a.
n. ; Sunday School at 9 p. m. ; Vopera 3 p. m. ; ier
net every day at 8 p. m,
ST. PATRICK'S (Roman Catholic) Comer Ninth
troet and Waahington avenlOi aerylco Sab
hath 8 and 10 a.m.; Vepura8p. m.; Sunday School
I p. m. aorvlcc every day at 8 p.m. Rev. Mastemoii
(i AV. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindlinjr
eonttantly on hand
At Seventy-five cento per load.
At oue dollar per load.
The "trimming" arc coar ahavtngf and make
the baat aumninr wood for eooklng purpnauaa well
an the cheapeat ever aold In Calm. For black.
Mnlth't tine In ottliig tire, they are unequalled,
Leave your order at the Tenth atreet wood yard.
From the undivided anrplua. reversionary divi
dend will be declared, available on settlement of
next annual premium, to ordinary participating
Tho valuation of the policiea outstanding ha
been made on the American experience table, the
lexei tiauuura ni inn ;aie oinew lora.
d. W. PHILLIPS, .,.,,,.
J.O. VAN C'lbE. J Actuaries.
We, the undersigned, have, In peron, carefully
examined the accounts, and counted and examined
in detail the uiU of the aoclety, and certify that
the foregoing statement thereof I correct.
HKNN1NOTON F. RANDOLPH,
JAMKS M. HAL8TKD,
TIIOMAK A f.l.'MMINb,
11KN KV 8, TKRBKLL,
JOHN 8 LOANS.
Special Committee of the Board Director,
appointed Oct. '7, IW, to examine the" afoul
and account at the clote of the year.
hoard ok dirkctors.
Henry B Hyde. John A. Stewart,
ieori;e i). Morgan,
Oeorije T. Adee,
Henry A. Iluriliut, '
Henry V. 8po! tg,
WilliRm II. r ivz.
'lilatn A. M iee ;;
William G. Lambert,
Thorn. H. Yountr,
1'homa. A. (.'umiriin,
John l Jo,i.
Ili.bert Lenox Kennedy,
nauncyM. in pew,
II nianiin Wlllinm.on.
Hrnrv M. Alevnlw,
Thimia A Itiddla, .
Ooorse W. Carleton,
Ooorje f. KelloS,
Joae K. Navarro,
John i. McCook.
Stephen II. Phillip.,
hatnuel W . Torrcy,
Charle. (i. Landou,
Alexander P. Irvln,
T. DeWitt Cnjler,
Wilt am M BUM,
Samuel Ci Uoodrlch.
Daniel I). Lord,
Jamca M. llaitead,
Edward W. Ilimhert,
B. F. Kandolph,
A "libel Orw n.
lleury N. Butler.
George II. (Stewart.
JAMES W. ALEXANDER. Vice Pres't.
SAMUEL BORROWE, 2d Vice Pres't.
E. W. Lambert, M. D., E.lwM Curtis, M. D.
E. W. Scott, Superintendent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
10 Dearborn Street. Chicago.
W.N. CHAIN E, General Manager.
E. A. BURNETT, Affent, .
pli. E. W. WHITLOCK,
umci-So, V Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth and Ninth Street
JJR. W. C. JOCELYN,
OFFICE-Eich.k Street, near Com rerclal Aveno.
Q.EORGE II. LEACII.M. D.
IhjHician and Surgeon,
Special attention paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment of .M.-iical dwtima. and diaeaa of women
Office: NolO Eighth atreet, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, 111.
THE lOH: KING.
Ready now, to furnlah and deliver ICE In any
quantity both whole ale and retail, and at
ROCK BOTTOM. PRICES.
I re.pectfttlly ollrlt the patronage of all my old
friend, and a many new one, and guarantee them
Mtii-fact Ion. JACOB KLEE.
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'8 PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in lee.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Loads a Specialty.
Cor. Twelfth Street .and Levee,
rpiIE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W, f. HALLIDAY, Prutldent.
THOS. W. HALLIDAY, Ca7hior.
i.. X1AI.1.IUAX, V Ce-Pma Mnnt.
TATTruin, w. r. nat.i.tnaT.
INRT t. BAIJJDAT, M. M. OOKMIHollAB.
a, u. muunMMH, ktipbin aim,"
Exchange, Coiu and United States Bonds
BOUGHT AND BOLD.
Doposltsrecelvod and a genera1 banking business
flppaweek In yoar own town, ft outfit free. No
J&Ul.rlsk. Reader, If you want a business at
which person of either sex can make great
pay all the time tliev work, write for particulars to
U. UALLKTT CO.. Portland.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. WEDNESDAY
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FLOUR. GRAIN AND HAY
UUrhest Cash Price Paid ibr Wheat.
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
t.'ic Largest" Variety' Stock
IN THK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
C. O. PATIEH & CO..
Cor. Nineteenth atreet )
Commercial Avenne l
The Git' eat Skin Cure
Itching and Scaly Diseases,
Humors of the' Scalp, and
Geo. W.Brown, 4t Marshall treet, Providence,
B. I., cured by Coticnra Remedie of a Ringworm
Humor, ot at the barber'., which aptead all over
hi ear, neck and face and for aix years resisted all
kinds of treatment.
F. II. Drak. Eq.. agent for Harper and Brothers
Detroit, Mich , elves an antoulahlng account of hia
mefBcrcma Rodent), which had beet treated by
a consultation of physicians without benefit, aud
which yielded to the Coticura ReoIvent Internally
and Cntlcura and Cutioura Soap externally.
H. A. Raymoud, Auditor F W..J.4 S. R. R.,
Jackaon, Mich., was enred of Scald Head of nine
years' duration by the Cuticura Remedies.
Hou. Wm. Taylor. BosP n, Mass., permanently
cored ol a humor of the face . and scaly (eczema)
that had been treated nnano epsfully for twelve
years by many of Boston's best physicians and
Most noted specialists, as well as European au
thorities. MILK CRUST.
Mrs. Bowers, HI Cliutonst., Cincinnati, speaks
of her sister's child, who was cured of milk crnst
which re.iated all remedies for two years. Now a
fine, healthy boy, with a beautiful head of hair.
Frauk A. Beau, Steam Fire Engine R, Boston,
was cured of alopecia, or falling of the hair, by the
Cntlcura Resolvent Internally and Cuticura and
Cntlcura Soap externally, which completely re
stored his bair when all said ho would lotc It.
Thomas Lee, 2J76 Frankford avenue, Philadel
phia, afflicted with dandruff, which for twenty
years had covered hia scalp with scales one quar
ter of and Inch to thickness, cured by the Cuticura
The Cuticura Trcatmciit consist in the Internal
nso of the Cuticura Resolvent, the new Blood pnrt
iter, and tho external use of Cuticura and Cuticura
Soap, the Great Skin Cures.
For Sunburn, Tan and Greasy Skin use Cuticura
soap, an exquisite toilet, hath and nursery sanative
fragraut with dultclone flower odors aud healing
Remedies for snlu by alt Druggists. Trie'.
of Cntlcura, a Medicinal Jelly, small boxes,
50 cents; largo boxes, 91. Cuticura Uesolv
cot, the new Blood Purlller, $1 per bottle. Cuti
cura Soap (the quoon of mtdlclual ami toilet soaps)
25c. Cntlcura Medicinal Shaving Snap, 15 con In
Principal depot, WKEKS A POTT Kit.
All mailed free on receipt of price.
More continuous and pow
erful electric action Is ob
raaMMtaincd from Com, ins Vol,'
1DU 1 liwiWrAiu Blkctiuu Plastkhs than
fa. . A and i battery made. They
eaWlaiK aro a speedy and certain curs
fnrPiiln mid Weakness of tho Lunes, Llvor, Kid
neys, and Urinary Organs, Rheumatism, Neuralgia
Hysteria, Fumalo Weakness, Nervous Pains and
Weaknesses, Malaria, ami rover ana Ague, nice
ItS cents. Hold evervwhnrn.
WEEKS & POTTER.nostou. Mass.
JOTICE TO CONTRACTOR'S.
OrrumoFCiTr Cliiik, Canto, ill., June KOlh.lHHI.
-Proposals will be received at my oillce tip to and
Including July lab, for the filling and grading or R.
M. Street betwoon St. Charles aud Fourteenth
street, Tho work to bo divided Into section as
Section II. nitwi;on Second and Fourth atroets.
Section a. Between Fourth and Sixth street.
Hectlnn 4. I let ween Sixth and RlglHh street.
Hnct nn . Between Tonlh and Twelfth street
r,VStlon,! v Molwo," Twelfth and Fourteenth sis
Mid will bn received for a part or the whole of
f.?ld.,rl'; rkor '""her particular as to said (III-
Tha rlKbl 10
By order of., rent cg.&mltC,l,
MORNING, JULY 13, 1881.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
NEW TORE GRAIN.
New York, July 12, 12 k.
Wheat-No. 2 Chicago, $1 201 21;
No. 2 lted Winter, $1 ,27'4Sl 27.
OiUCAHO, GRAIN AND PORK.
Chicago, July 12,12 m.
Pork-August, 17 27 b; September,
Wheat-August, 1 11?; September,
Corn-August, 4Cj4'4CMc; September,
Oais August, c; September, 2Gc.
CnrCAoo, July 12, 1 p. m.
Pork-July, 17 27, nominal; August,
$17 30; September 17 40.
Wheat July, 1 10, nominal; August,
1 H?8l UX; 8t:ptcmler, $1 10).
(U,!a , -f?c; Au-tiPt, .; 40 Vc:
'SqiteuiOer, 46c. -
Oats-August, 27c; September, 26" V
BEAUTIES OF EDITING A PAPER.
Editing a paper is a pleasant busiucss
not too pleasant, but just pleasant enough.
If it contains much political matter, peo
ple won't have it.
If the type is large, it don't contain
much reading matter.
If we publish real stories; folks say we
are nothing but lies.
If we omit them, we have no enterprise.
If we have a few jokes, folks say we are
nothing but cud men.
If we omit jokes, folks say we are
If we publish original matter, the damu
us for not giving selections.
If we give selections, people say we are
lazy for not wntiug more and giving them
what they have not read in some other
If we give a complimentary notice, we
are censured tor being partial.
If we don't, all hands say we are awfully
If we insert an article which pleases the
ladies, the men become jealous, and vice
If we attend church, they say it is lor
If we remain in our office attending to
our own business, tolks say we are too
proud to mingle with other fellows.
If we go or, they say we don't attend to
If we don't pay up promptly, they say
we are not to be trusted.
If we pay up promptly, they say we stole
The Madison county peach crop is an
Alex. Rodgera, a pioneer of Dewitt
county, is dead at 80 years.
B. Frank Jones, of Wavcrly, died of
apoplexy, Thursday night.
Ww. Cleary committed suicide by shoot
ing, at Chester, Friday.
Henry Bergman, a furm laborer near
Loda, Iroquois county, died from sunstroke,
the other day.
Tho body of a boy, apparently about 9
years of age, was found floating in the river
at Qtiiucy, the other day.
During tiio month of June the mail car
riers of Bloomington delivered 08,o9Q pieces
of mail ami collected 20,721 pieces.
Tho w ill of the late George Armour, the
Chicago elevator owner, has been filed for
pnlte. His estate is valued at :J,000,
000. Frank Autoiue Yeuck, a German farmer
living near Assumption, Macon county, was
sunstruck on Friday, and died in halt an
Hon. E. W. Wilder, a former member of
the Illinois Legislature, was found dead in
his bed at East St. Louis on tho morning
of tho OUi.
F. Reynolds, while- driving a steam
thresher over n culvert bridge near Quincy,
went through and was fatally crushed, tho
machine fulling on him.
Clem. Gitllion has been convicted of the
murder of Thomas Dilley Bud wife, in
Henry county, and sentenced to bo hanged
at Cambridge, Sept. 1(1.
Miss Jennie Craven, daughter of Mrs.
Jaini'8 Craven, at Jacksonville, was found
in the garden unconscious, as supjioBed
lrom sunstroke, Thursday.
From March 1st to date Chicago packers
havo slaughtered and salted 1,853,000 hogs,
against 1,733,000 lor the corresponding
period last year.
Chicago bank clearings last week tooted
up a total of 137,231,180.33, being about
7,733,000 more than for tho corresponding
week last year.
A great many eases of sunstroke have
occurred at different points within the past
few days. Four arc reported at Elgin,
though none fatal ; five at La Salle, three
fatal; three at Mendota, that oft Swede
named Peterson, proving tatal. Deacon
Daniel L'ttii, an early settler of Geneaeo,
waa In a critical condition from the same
A commercial traveler from New York,
whose name appeared from papers found
on his person, to be Henry R. Handerson,
committed suicide by taking laudanum, at
the Occidental Hotel, Quincy, Saturday
morning. On the same day Wm. II. St.
Clair, a horse trainer, attempted suicide in
the same place by taking arseuic.
The Horrible Fly in Iadia.
One of India's pests Is tho metallic
blue-fly. You sink tho legs of your fur
niture into metallic sockeU filled with
salt and water, and pack your clothing
in tight tin boxes, to prevent the incur
sions of white nnU; but you have no
remedy against tho mi tallio bluo-tly,
which fills every crevice, every keyhole,
and every key iUelf, with clay. This
fly is au artistic as well as an indH.
triojis worker, and he works always
vwti: rtu oLj':L II first seletU ft Ji-;fe,
a fceyiioie or an einjuy juce in any
nioUiFlic unbalance is preferred, but, in
the absence of any such material, the
holes in the bottom of a cane-seat
chair, or any perforated wood, will an
swer the purpose. After seeing that
the hole is clean aud in good order, he
commences operations by laying on the
bottom a smooth carpet of clay; then
tho bodies of several defunct spiders
are trinmphnutly placed upon the clay
carpet. On t-p of lliox) Kpiders the
eggs of the female fly nre ileposited.
Tlie tomb ti then ready fur closing.
The top is neatly covered over with
clay, but it still has an unfinished look.
This is remedied by a thin t oiiiof white
wash, aud then the fly kxAi upon his
work and prouoimoes it good.
Whou tliii . toni is upeiieil there are
more metallic Huo-llie in the world
than there were befoie. Yon are anx
ious to examine or wear some of 3'our
valuables, which yon always keep uu
der lock and key, and y u take your
key and endeavor to lock your trunk,
but it is ouiy an endeavor. There ia
resbUuee in the koy-li k. You exam
ine tho key. aud find that it is nicely
sraiud uji with day, and the keyhole in
the siinie condition. U is a "work of
patience to destroy the nursery of the
poor insect, and lay his castle in ruins;
out a determined will can accomplish
much. Cane-seated chairs are some
times so occupied by thue clay homes
aa to make it hard to determine what
the original substance wiw.
Sagacity of a Dog.
A most interesting anecdote has ap
peared in dome of tho lielgiau papers.
A gentleman residing in Antwerp
wished to gi t rid of a spaniel, and gave
it to an intending emigrant to take
with him to America. Two months
later the owner of the clog was on tho
quay attending to some business there,
when the American steamer arrived.
What wa.1 bis a-stouishmcnt to see the
faithful animal, which he believed thou
sands of miles away, upon perceiving
his master, jump overboard, and, after
a swim of five minutes, scramble up
the steps, ami testify with the most in
tense satisfaction his joy at finding him
once more. "Tom" must either have
bidden himself on board the steamer,
or watched till it was about to sail, in
order to get back to his master, who,
it is hoped, will n j r ciate his affection
and sagacity as they deserve.
A Lead villa Revival.
He was on his way home from Lead
ville, says an exchange. Ho had on a
ragged old summer suit, a bad hat, and
he had been taking his meals about
thirty hours apart, to make hta money
carrv him through.
"i'os, I like the country out that
way," he replied to the query. "The
climate is good, the scenery is line, and
some of tho people aro honest as needs
be. Tho trouble is knowing how to
tako the bad ones."
"I should thiuk that would bo easy
"Yos, it looks that way; but I have
had sonio experience. I itm tho origi
nal dislviverer of tho richesL miue
around Leadvillo. Yes, I am the man,
though you would not thiuk it to see
these old clothes."
"Then you don't own it now?"
"Not a bit of it. I'll explain. I was
poking around on the hills, and found
signs. 1 collected some specimens for
assay, staked oil' a claim, and went to
tho assayor's. It was two days before
he let me know I had struck the richest
ore that ho had evor assnyod, and then
I hurried back to my claim. Hang my
buttons, if it hadn't been jumped."
"Why, a gang of sharpen had found
tho spec, and buillup a polo-shanty and
hung out a hign of First Baptist church
over the door. True as whooting, they
had, ami the ' iw out there Is no man
can sink & shaft within two hundred'
feet of a churoh-buihliug. They saw
mo comin, and when I got there they
woro holding a revival. Thoro were
six of them, and they got up ouo after
another and told how wicked they had
been, ami how sorry they were,
aud would you believe HP they had
the cheek to ask nm to lend off in the
singing. I went to law, but they boat
mo. Three days aflor tho verdict the
First Baptist church burned down, and
before the ashes worn cold the congre
gation were developing a mino worth
over a million dollars. loti sec, 1 didn't
kuow how to lake thorn."
"Was there any particular way tt
"Yon bet thoro was! I ought to liavo
opened on that revival with a Winches
tor rille, and givou the coroner fifty
dollars for a verdict that they came to
their death from too much religion.11
mm mi '
Cancer. No Knifo. No Pain. No Sick
ness. No Fearful Treatments. Treatise
free. Go or send to Dr. Kline, 031 Arch
St., PUilada, Pa.
SERIES NO. 306
Gomp&cU with Satan.
The last judicial execution In Eni
land for witchcraft took nlace in 171G
when a woman and her little daughter
were hanged at Huntingdon "for sell
ing their souls to Satan. A good wbilo
since then, however, various cases bave
occurred of women, accused aa witches,
ordeal of water At the hands of their
infuriated neighbors. Yet once in a
while our trans-ntlautio cousins speak
pityingly of tho New England settlers
who executed some twenty-live persons
m witches, but not one of them after
Bemody for Lockjaw.
A correspondent of the Scientific
American says: "Let anyone who has
an attack of lockjaw take a smp.il quan
tity of turpentine, warm it and pour it
on the wound, no matter where the
wound is, and relief will follow in less
than a minute. Nothing better can bo
api'lied to severe cut of bruise than
cold turpentine; it will give certain rolief
almoht instantly. Turpentine is almost
sovereign remedy for croup. Saturate
flannel on the throat and chest, and in
every ease three or four dropd on a
lump of augar may be taken inwardly.
Every family should have a bottle on
In height Mr. Rogers is tiro font eight
and a half inches; his eyes aro gray
and indicate quickness, penetrative de
cision; his mouth is furthest removed
from that type which is soured about
theemls; his hair, somewhat gray, is of
vigorous grovvtii; ins toreiicau is broad, .
hiirh and well built out over tho eves;
the nose is good size and straight; the
whole head large, ami a beard worn af
ter the Da Vinci type; the shoulders
broad, the chest immense. He weighs
230 pounds; if he ever has been criti
cised ho Iihs simply laughed and grown
fat; in allusion to his appearance he
said that when ho camo to Rome, over
thirty years ego, ho was au Apollo, but
that now he is only a Bacchus.
A Needed Pronunciation Manual.
Host' Mi .VIvoiIi-m t.
Tho rciH'ral interest in pronouncing
English correctly nhoiild induce a com
petent pinlologian to compile a mauual
which "ill not only indicate the correct
pronunciation of words, but also the
reasons, if any can Uu giveu. Most
peop'o boliovo there is a ".standard"
proi ncialioii, ami that a giveu word
can be pronounced correctly in but one
wp,y, while all oilier ways are wrong.
This belief is not well founded, for his
torical truth is a growth and an approx
imation. English pronunciation has
not been invostigaUd in all respects,
anil after philology has done its duty
much that ia recommended by Webster,
Worcester, hmart and Walker will
have to be abandoned. Or are theso
authorities infallible? Ii it final author
ity to say that a word mut be pro
nounced in a certain manner because
Worcester s.ivs so?
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Thero are f n Great Britain 23,000 fe
males who are farming. These women
enjoy all the rights aud privileges of
men with one exception; they cannot
vote for-mouthers of Parliament, but
they can vote on all municipal ques
Little Johnny on Dogs.
One limo there was a feller bot a dog
of a man in the market, and tho dog it
was a biter. After it had bit the feller
four or five times, ho threw a closlino
over its neck and led it back to the dog
matt in the ruarkot, and be said to the
dog man, the feller did, "Ole man,
dident you use to have this dog?" The
man he Inked at the dog, and then he
thot awhile, and then he said, "Well,
yes, 1 had him about hat the time, and
the other haf ho had mo." Then the
fellor ho was fewrious mad, aud he
said "Wot did you sell me such a dog
as thisn forP" And tho old man he
spoko up and sed, "For four dollars
and seventy 5 cents, lollle money."
Then the feller he guessed he wude go
home if the dog was willing. Undo
Ned, wich has been in Indy aud every
where, ho says the Mexican dogs don't
have no hair on 'em. Dogs howl loud
era cats, but cat& is more purry, and
can wok on top of a fense and blow up
their tail like a bloon when they want
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A Fen Sketch of Robertson Smith.
Passing alonir Uniou street, Aber
deen, in a westward direction, about 2
o'clock of an afternoon, w hen the col
leges of tho ( i rani to City aro in session,
tho chances are that you will meet or
might havo met beforo ho was suspend
ed a simply-built young man of small
stature. Accompanied probably by a
student a building divine to whom ho
is dialling cheerfully, and carrying be
neath his arms a few books, there Is
very little about his general appearance
to attract the attention of a stranger.
If you happen to stand aside for a mo
ment, however, you will perceive that
onn of two persons, proceeding in the
same direction as yourself, iuid'res his
companion as they pass the little man,
and ooth turn and look after him. lie
slops at the cud of Crown street, and
while he 1m tqmnking to the student you
tHke up a position in mo opposite cor-
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ner aim nyu nun a miio more cioseiy.
A mere boy he looks, and yet there is
something unusually striking about tho
round, choerful, beardless faoo and
dark, brilliant eyes, shaded by a soft,
wide-awake hat nonielhing which tells
of hard study and deep thought. In a
few minutes lie leaves the student, and,
hurrying along Crown street, enters the
door of diis bouse. You then discover
that the person you have been waten-
.. '., ..!.. Wit Inn, UitlW
Ing is none other than Mr. William Rob
ertson Smith. th Free .Church Profess-
or. the iteconiplisiiou '"".
learned writer, the keen debater, who
has durlii'f the past, few yars, fairly
Svitu'dtlio "Fathers au? Brethren '
in General Assembly, and who ha
shaken ooclosiastical Scotland, to
very center. -Jwloii IForAA