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; THE DAILY CAIRO
THE TWENTY-FIEST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
,v EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B.UYDE, President,
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 81, 1880.
Ahmimtof Ltxia aaarr, J no. 1.
Premiums f (,R:ti,'w fifl
Interest and reuti , .... 1.7TS,7051
Net profit on investments l'.,047 76
Claims by death and matured endow
Dtvideuds, surrender value, and au-.
nultles , ,
Discounted endowment and matured
touting poUcti'i .
178 m Oil
Total paid policyholder..
Dividend oa capital
Agencies and commissions
State, county and city tales....-
.. 4,7! WW
M 88,848 TO
Nelrath assets, Dee. 81, 1840.. 38,100,844 Oi
Bonds and mortgage
. $ W.tCMT.'VI
State storks, city stocks, and storks
, anthorlx! by tilt law f the statu ,3
or Sew tot ..
Iiiana secured by bon-tv aud stocks.
Real cnut; in New Vork and Ronton
and purchased under foreclosure..
Cash on band in hank and other do
poutone on lutcn-atsnd in trausit
since received)... . a. ..
Dnj from agents 00 account of pre
mium ... ..........
I SJ8,Ki9,M4 02
Market value or stock and bond
over com -.. . 1, Ml ,051, 38
IiiUs.ept and reuts due end accrued.. 3fA,W V
l'remlnmi due and In process of
collection (less premium paid iu
advance, pt.Wl) - M.S'9 00
Deferred premium" fc5ti,5K) 3d
Total asaeU, Dec. 31. Iliil....... t ll,tWB
Total liabilities including log! re
servo fnr reinaarance of all eziat
Ing polictca-. t 31.8M.308 11
Total undivided inrplua .....f 9,8,3M 2
Of wbich bclonn? (an eompuUd) to
policlue ia Kneral clan. 4,MS,0fl 21
Of which l)elont' (aa computed) to
policies In tontine claaa ... 4,23,230 01
Risks Assumed iu 1880, $35,170,805 00
Risks Outstandinj? - $177,597,703 00
R.R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R.R.
Tiuaa aimivi. Taa.ina mmw.
tMall ,.4:10a.m I 'Mail 3:35 p.m
Accom'dation. 4.00 p.m tAccomdatioa
MISS CENTRAL R K.
Mall.... 5:.10p.myail .. .. 3:3Sa.m
tExpreaf 11:30a to tKiprem. ...... 9:J0a.m
C. & bT. L. R. R. (Narrow Gaose )
Exprea 4:30 p.m I 'Expreaa- 9:40 a.m
Aecom'dauitn 12:30 p.m aAccora'datlor.. 1 :Wpm
Sunday excur'n 8:0jp.m Sunday excar'ia 8:40 a.m
ST.L., I.M. 4S..U. R.
tExprea 2:Ma.m I tExpreaa ..13:'lp m
tAccom'datlon. 2:)p.m tAecom'datlon. 11:45 a m
CAIRO k VIN'CKNNES It. .
MallAEa.... Srfa.ra I Mall 4 Kx.... tt:19p.m
Daily except Sunday, t Daily.
Treaiinrer T J. Kerth.
Clerk Dennli. J, Foley.
Connaelor Wm. B. Gilbert.
Marabal-L. H. Meyer,
board or aXDaBJll.
Kirit Ward-Peter 8ann. T. M. Klmbroosh.
Second Werd-Jeae Hlnkle, C. V. Hngbea.
Third Ward B. F, Blake, John Wood.
Fourth Ward-Charlei O. Pader, Adolph Bwo-
b Wfth Ward-T. W. Dalllday. Krnet B. Pettlt.
Circuit Judge D. J.Baker.
Circuit Clerk A. H, Irvin.
County Judge-B. Yocum.
County Clerk B.J. Ilumm.
County Attorney - J. M. Damron.
County Treaeurnr-Milca W. rarker.
Coroner K. Fltagerald. T
County CommlMloner-T. W. Halliday, i.
Glbbi and Samuel Wrlley.
CAIRO BAPTIST. Temperance hall on Tenth
atreot; proachlns flrt and third Sunday In
each month, U a. ra. and 7:;p. m.: prayer o meet
CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER (EpUcopal)
Fourteenth atreet; Sunday 7:00a. ta Holy
Euchaaist; 0:30 a. m., Sunday echool; 10:4!) a.m.,
' Morning prayer: 8:0p. m.,eyening prayer. F.
P. Davenport, 8. T, B, RecUir.
ITURST MISSIONARY BAPTI8T CHCRCH
' Preaching at 10:80 a. a.., 3 p. m., and 7:30 p. m.
Babbath cbool at 7:80 p. m Ret. T. J. Shore,
LUTHERAN Thirteenth itreet; nrvtte Sab
bath 1:30 a. m.; Sunday nchoolZp.m. Rev.
METHODIST Cor. Eighth and Walnut atreet;
Preaching Sabbath lo:dO a. m. and 7 p.m.;
prayor nioeting, Wednesday 7:80 p. m.j Sunday
Bchool, a. m. Rev. WhitUker, pator.
PRESBYTERIAN Eighth street; preaching on
Sabbath at lt:00 a. m. and 7:80 p. m.; prayer
meeting Wedneaday at 7:80 p.m.; Snnday School
at 3 p. m. Kev. B. Y, George, paator.
ST. JOSEPfl'S (Roman Catholic) Corner Croa
and Walnut atreeta; service Sabbath 10:80a.
n. ; Sunday School at p. m. ; Vesper 3 p. m. ; aer
nce every day at 8 p. m.
ST. PATRICK'S (Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
treat and Washington avenue; erylce Sab
bath 8 and 10 a. m. ; Vesper 8 p. m. ; Sunday School
I p. m. tervicea every day at 8 p. m. Rev. Mastenou
Qt W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
constantly 00 hand
At Seventy-five cents per lead.
At one dollar per load.
The "trimming" are coarse (having and tnaka
the beat sumnvv wood for cooking purpose as well
a the cheapest ever (old In Cairo, For black
smlth'a uae In setting tire, they are unequalled.
i.eav your oruers at ma isnin aireai wooa vara
From the undivided anrplua. ruVertlonarr divi
dend will be declared, available on lettlement of
next annual premium, to ordinary participating
The valuation of the pollcle outatandlnn baa
been made ou the American experienea table, th
loyal atandard of the itate ef New York.
1 . O. VAN CISK. jActoarlei.
We, the audcralgncd, have. In neraon, carofnlly
examined the account, and JounUd and examined
in detail the a.-u of the aocletjr, and certify that
tbe foregoing atatement thereof ia correct.
UBNNISOTON V. RANDOLPH,
, TllftMAH A. CUMMINS,
' JOHN SLOAN B,
Special Committee or tbe Board of Director,
appolntedOet.27, 1H8D, to examine tbe Meet
and acconnta at tho cloae of tbe year.
BOA kit OV
Wenrr B. D it.,
Ocorire D. Morgan,
Onorxe T. Adee, ,.
Ilcnrr A. Hurl hat,
H-nrjr Y. BpanMltuf, .
William It leii.
William A. Wbevlock,
William O. Lambert,
llcury . Maniuand
Janic W. Alexander,
Henry H. Tt-rliell
Thorn ah 8. Youok,
Thomae A. Cnmmini,
Daniel D. l-ord,
Jatnta M. lialatead,
Kdward W. niiubert,
It. F. Randolph,
Heury N. Butler,
(ii-orge II. blew art.
John D Jouea,
Itobisrt Lenox Kennedy,
banner H. Drpvr,
H njainln Wlllfamaoa,
K. Boudlnot Colt,
Tboma A . Btddle,
Jotm F. Navarro,
Hamnel W. Torrey,
Charlei 0. Landon,
Alexander P. Irvln,
T. DeWitt Coyler,
William M Milan,
William Alexander, '
Hamuel 0. Goodrich.
JAMES W. ALEXANDER, Vice Prea't.
SAMUEL BORROWE, 2d Vice Pres't.
E. W. Lambert, M. D., Fdw'd GurtU, M. D.
E.W.Scott, Superintendent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
KJ8 Dearborn Stmet, Chlcairo.
W. N. CRA1NE, General Manager.
E. A. BURNETT, Ageut,
TJR- E. W. WHITLOCK, ;
Orm a No. 136 Commercial Avenne, between
Eighth and Ninth Street
IL W. C. .TOCELYN,
OFl'ICE-Eichtk Street, near Comaerclal Avanue.
EOUGE II. LEACH, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon,
Kpccial attention iald to the Homeopathic treat-
mem or surgical aioa, ana aiteaae 01 women
OBice.-NolO Eighth atreet, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, 111.
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE 2bSSd STATES.
On and after Monday, Jane 7th, and until further
notice tbe ferryboat will make trip a follows:
LIAVCa LIAVIS UAVBS
Foe t Fourth St. Missouri Land g. Kentucky Ld'jf.
8:00 a. m.
10:00 a. m.
8:30 a. m.
9 a. m.
5;00 p. m.
S p. m
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON.WEU
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Loads a Specialty.
Cor. Twelfth Street and Leyee,
rjllIE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W. P. HALLIDAT. President.
H. L. HALLIDAY.Vlce-Preildent.
THOS. W. HALLIDAT, Oathler.
t ,TA ATI TATLOB, W. P. RALUDAT,
BIMBT L. BA1XCDAT, B. H. OUHMniaaAII,
a. u. sriLUAMioM, mriM auu,
B. H. OAIIDIB,
Eichaiiffe, Coin and United States Bondi
BOUGHT AND BOLD.
Depoltsrcelvd and a genoral banking bnilnil
CAIRO, ILLINOIS. FRIDAY
THE IOH: KING.
Ready now, In furnlahand deliver ICE In any
qtianilljotb wholeaale and retail, and at
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES.
I respectfully solicit the patronage or all my old
friends aud a many new ones, and guarantee them
satisfaction. JACOB KLEE.
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
'flie Largest' Variety Stock
IN TIIH3 CITY. 1
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PATIER & CO..
Cor. Nineteenth street I Poiha Til
Commercial Avenue 1 L-ttll U, 111.
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK DONE TO ORDER.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
DC ALIUS IS
FLOUR, GRAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring Mills
Highest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
Natural Fruit Flavors
Prepared from the choicest
Fruits, without coloring, poison
ous oils, acids, or artificial
Essences, At waif uniform in
strength, vfilhtmt a in adultera
tion or impurities. Have gained
their reputation from their per
feet purity, superior strength
and quality. Admitted by all
who have used, them as the most
delicate, grateful and natural
lavor for cakes, puddings,
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Maker of Lnpulin Yetut Gem
Dr. Priot'aj Cream Baking; Powder,
and Dr. Price') Unique Perfume.
IF s make no second grade goods.
PAINTER'S MANUAL IlotiKO and sign palut
lng, Rrainliig. varnlahlng, pollKhmg, kalsomlng
4o.. W cts. Hook of Alphabets, W. BcMikof Fancy
Alphabets. M. Sign, Carriage, Car, Fresco, and
Decorative Painting, ho, Japanoso Ornamentation
la. btaudard Blua Vyrlter, i, standard Scroll
Book, II. Scroll i and Ornamnnts, (Londolihn) f 1.
Of bookssller or by mall. JESSE UANEY 4
MORNING, JULY 22, 1881.
1 1 '
The Gkeat Skin Cure
Itcliinsr and Scalv T)
Humors of the Scalp, and
Geo. W.Brown. 48 Mar hall atreet. Prnvirf.mra
B. I., enred by Cuticnra Romcdies ot a Ringworm
Humor, (;ot at th barber's, which spread all over
hi cars, nock and lace and for six veara restated all
kind of treatment. :
. H. Dfake, Eq.. agent for Horner and Rrnthpn
Detroit. Mirb , gives an astonlshlnir .rrnnnt nil,,.
e (l3eeai Rodent), which bad been treated by
aeonwiUatlon of physician withoat benefit, and
which ylnldcd to the Cntlcura Resolvent intum.ii
and Cuticnra and Cutioura Soap externally.
H. A, Raymond, Auditor F. W.. J. 4 8. H. R..
Jackson, Mich., was cured of Scald Head of nine
years' duration by the Cuticuta Remedies.
Hon. Wm. Taylor, Boston, Mas., nennanentlv
cared 01 a humor of tbe face and scaly (ecaema)
that had been treated nnsuccessfullv for twelve
year by many of Boston's beet physician!) and
most noted specialists, as well as European au
Mrs. Boers,143 Clinton st.. Cincinnati, sneaks
of her sister' child, who was enred of milk crust
which resitted all remedies for two year. Now a
line, healthy boy, with a beautiful head of hair.
Frank A. Bean, Steam Fire Engine 8, Boston,
was cured of alopecia, or falling or tbe balr, by tbe
Cutlcura Resolvent Internally and Cuticura and
Cuticnra Soap externally, which completely re
stored his balr when all said he would lose It.
Thomas Lee, 2276 Frankrord avenue, Philadel
phia, afflicted with dandruff, which for twenty
years bad covered his scalp with scales one quar
ter or and Inch In thickness, cured by the Cutlcura
The Cuticura Treatment consists In tbe Internal
use of tbe Cutlcura Resolvent, tbe new Blood puri
fier, and the external nse of Cutlcura and Cntlcura
Soap, the Great Skin Care .
For Sunburn, Tan and Greasy Skin use Cutlcura
soap, an exquisite toilet, bath and nursery sanative
fragrant with delicious flower odors and healing
Remedies for salo by all Druggists. Price
or Cutlcura, a Medicinal Jelly, small boxes,
50 cents; large boxes, II. Cutlcura Resolv
ent, the new Blood Purifier, 1 per bottle. Cutl
cura Soap (the queen of medicinal aud toilet soaps)
2Sc. Cutlcura Medicinal Shaving Soap, 15 cents,
Principal depot, WEEKS A POTTER,
All mailed frco on receipt of price.
More continuous and pow
erful electric action ia oh-
lrlTalPtETa8tin' f'om Coi.mns' Vou
iwkuww aa MIr Ki.ectric Plahtkus than
tyAeTCftS aud t'j battery made. They
AaTv re speedy and certain cure
for Pain and Weakness or the Lung, Liver, Kid
neys, aud Urinary Organs, Rheumatism. Neuralgia
Hysteria, Female Weal ncM, Nervous Pains and
W eakncssui, Malaria, and Fever and Ague. Price
25 cents. Sold everywhere.
WEEKS & POTTElt.Boetc-n.Mass.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
NEW YORK GRAIN.
New YortK, July 20, 13 M.
Wheat irregular No. 2 Chicago, f 1 24
No. 3 Red Winter, $1 2901 20.
UI1ICAOO, GRAIN AND FORK.
OiicAdO, July 21, 10 A. M.
Pork August, $17 0095; September,
Wheat -August, $1 17;B; September,
Corn August, 49c;Septumbcr, 49(49
Outs-August, ilSc; September, HOJf
CmcAoo, July 81, 12 m.
Pork August, $18 10 b; Beptombor
Wheat August, $1 W,i September,
$1 17. t'
Corn August, 48?,'c; September, 46
O ota-August, 3 m&WU
Chicaoo, Juljr 21, 1 p. M.
Pork-July, $18 15, nomiual; AugUBt,
$18 15; September $18 12.
Wheat July, $1 18, nominal ; August,
$1 13; September, $1 10.
Corn July, 49Jc; August, 48Jc-
Outs-Oct, LO ; August, 31 ft; Sep
TOWNSHIP TREASURERS' REPORTS.
WHEN TRET ARK TO BE MADE.
The following letter, in relation to tho
tiuio of year township treasurers are to
wako their yearly report, will bo of genoral
interest ! '
Springfield, July 15, 1881.
A, McKttn Dubois, Eq., Carltnvllle, IU.: .
Dear Sin I am io rocoiptof your lot
tor of the 14th inst., relative to "a difference
of opinion existing among township treas
urer as to date of the expiration oi each
fiscal year, touching school affairs in view
of the requirement of custodians to publish I
annual statement laws of 1881, pago 124."
As you will see by the enclosed circular,
which I am sending out as fast as I can 'got
U from the printer. I have fixed upon the
meeting of tbe trustees the first Monday in
April (or rather the close of that meeting,
so as to include in the statement the dis
tribution of the state fund, etc., made at
that meeting), as te date of tbe expiration
of the township treasurer's fiscal year.
In choosing this dato my aim was to
choose a time when the treasurer could
make tho Btat?rnent with as little trouble as
possible, and alio to fix a time when the
statement would be of the most interest to
the people for whom it is made, and this ia
the way the case stood with me :
T hcjtownBhip treasurer, who makes the
reports to the trustees and directors and to
the county superintendent, el!td "for by
la, must balanco his books tbe first Mon
day in April, tho first Mondny in .'October
and June 30,'cach year. s r.
I did not select the 30th of June for the
reason that the report of Clio county super
intendent contains some things pertaing to
finances which will not properly form a
part of tho published statement; while in
the published statement some things should
according to the spirit of tho law requiring
the statement, be given more in detail then
they are in tho report. Again, many treas
urers think the report a Dtirdcn at this sea
son of the year, and I did not wish to put
any duty upon them now which seemed to
me could at least as well be done at an
other season of the year.
From the statements made to the trus
tees and the directors in October and April,
each treasurer can readily make up his
btatement for publication; for thoy will
contain everything that need to go into the
published statement. As between October
and April, I selected April for the reason
that that dato is practically the end of the
treasurer's year ot office, and once in two
years the end of his term of office; so that
a statement in April will include, usually,
only the business transacted by one man.
Furthermore, the publication of the state
ment at that time will be of more interest
to the people than at any other time, for
the reason that then, the elections of
trustees and directors, and the appointment
of a treasurer once in two years, beinc
near at hand, their attention is especially
called to school mattcro.
I trust that the flato selected will be
found convenient. Very truly yours'
James r. Slade,
State Superintendent of Tuplic Instruction
Mr. Wm. Loweu?, foreman Suffolk Man
ufactorinif Co.. 593 Washington street. Bos
ton, thus snoke of the wnv it works: One
of our men had been suffering with severe
pains in the sido ana back tor some time,
lie used a number of remedies without re
lief, and at laBt was uersuaded to trv Ht.
Jacobs Oil which entirely cured him. I
can highly recommend it, as by its use sev
eral other ot our employes have been cured.
How Now! What Is It?
Tho grcut system innovator is Burdock
Blood Bitters. Try it and bo convinced.
Trice $1.00, trial size 10 cents.
Cancer. No Knife. No Pain. No Sick
ness. No Fearful Treatments. Treatise
free. Go or send to Dr. Kline, 031 Arch
St., rhilada, Pa.
Boils, pimples on the face, salt Rheum,
old sores, and all cutaneous eruptions dis
appear like magic when Dr. Lindsey's
Blood Searcher is used.
"I havo used Burdock Blood Bitters with
great benefit for indigestion and constipa
tion of the bowels." C. L. Easton,
Price $1.00, trial size 10 conts.
Mr. Ocorgo E. O'Hara, the livo druggist
of the town, is always up to the times and
ready to mcot the demands of his many
customers. Ho has just received a supply
oi that wondert ul remedy that is astonish
ing tho world by its marvelous cures. Dr.
Jungs Mew Discovery for consumption,
oouglia, oolJs, aathma, . 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 thouwands
citn testify. If you do not believe it call
at his drug store and get a trial bottle freo
of cost or a regular size bottle for ono dol
lar. As you'valuo your life, give it a trial
and bo convinced, as thousands already
have been - (4)
A Renovating Rotiiedy.
Is to bo found in Burdock Blood Bitters.
As an antidote tor sick headache, female
weakness, billious, indigestion, constipa'
tion, and other diseases ot a kindred na
ture, these bitten are invaluable. Price
$1.00, trial size 10 cents.
Wnv an object ot loathing ami disgust
to yourself and society from catarrh, wheo
Sanford's Radical Cure, externally and In
ternally administered, will euro every symp
tom of the disease Every packago . 1b a
complete treatment. Only $1.
Many ralroads have discarded the old
maKo of scales, substituting the improved
Howo. Borden, Bcllick & Co., Agts., Chi
Tns very best family medicine is
Wright's Indian Vegotablo Pills, which
cleanse the bowols, purify the blood, and
establish healthy action in tho liver. (0)
SERIES NO. 314
Opposite in Matrimony.
Theodore Parker wrote: "Young
people marry their opposites In tem
perament and general character and
such marriages are generally good
ones. They do it instinctively. The
young man docs not say, "My black
eyes require to be wed wl.h blue and
my over-vchemenoe requires to be a
little modified with somewhat dullness
and reawrve.' When these opposites
come together to be wed they do not
know it, but each think the other just
like theniHolvcs. Old people never
marry their opposites; they marry
their similars and from calculation.
Each of theso two arrangements is very
proper. In their long journey thesrt
opposites will fall out a great many
times, and charm the other back gM9,
and by and by they will be agreed as "
to the place they will go to, and the '
road thoy will go by and both be roo- '
oneilod. The man will be nobler and
larger tor being associated with so
muh. humanity unlike himself, and
she will bo a noblnr woman tor having "
manUooa beiae her, mat seeks to coi ;
root her deficiencies . and supplyjlier "
with what sho lacks, if the diversity bo 1
not too great, and If there be real gan-
erosity and love in their hearts to be
gin with. The old bridegroom, having
a much shorter Journey to make, must -H-ssociate
himself with one like himself.
A perfect and complete marriage is,
erliitps, as rare as ponect personal
beauty. Men ana women are married
fractionally, now a small fraction, then "
a large fraction, v ery lew are mar
ried totally, and they only, I thin!:, af
ter some forty or liny years oi gradual 1
approacji and experiment. Ssu'Jh a largo
and sweet fruit is a complete marriage,
that it needs a very long summer to rl-
Eon in, ami then a long winter to mol
ow aud season. But, a real, happy
marriage of lov and judgment between
a noble man and woman is one of the
things so veiy handsome that, if the
sun were as the Greek poets fabled, a
god, he might stop the world in order
to roast ins eyes wun micu a spectacle.
' How docs this strike youP" asked
the lighting of the barn.
A Turkish slave-ship was capturod
the other day by an English vessel, and
tho slaves it contained, consisting of
seventy women and ten men, were lib
erated. The men volunteered into tho
Egyptian army, .but it was more diffi
cult to dispose of the women. Under
the treaty concluded bet -veen the En-
f;lish (ioverniuont aud the Khedive tho
mportation and exportation of lave3
are forbidden; but the detention and
sale of slaves iu the country are per
mitted for about six years longer In
Egypt and eleven years in the Soudan.
Several officers accordingly came to thj
l'asha of the district with offrrs to buy
some of the female slavey but tha
Hasha declared tfcat he would not part
with them un less they got married. Ho
then announced that any soldier or ci
vilian wishing to marry one of the
slaves would have to pay six thalers for
her dowry, but that the womon would
bo allowed to choose their husbauds
from among those who should presur.t
themselves for the purposo. A great
number of men, cliiutly soldiers, assem
bled on the day appoiuted for the selec
tion. The women were so shy that
they "huddled togother like a flock of
Bbeep," and could not bo induced to.
move. At last one of them, taking,
courage, advauced slowly to a blac
Egyptian Sergeant, who was anything
but young or handsomu, and put her
hand on his shoulder as a sign that ho
was tho man shn wisbed to marry, lbtr
example was instantly followod by tho
other w men, who rushed forward to
choose their husbands as if they foaretl
to be too late. It was now the meu's
turn to say whether they accepted tho
selection. AU were satisfied but five,
and even the livo women who wore
consequently obligod to choose again
were ultimately provided with hus
bands. How to Write.
The noted novelist. Miss Mulock, has
a few pleasant words to say concerning
hor method of novel writing which may
be useful to young writers: All storios
that are meant to live must contain tha
gorm of lifo, the egg, the vital prin
ciple. Therefore, the first thing is to
fix on a central idea, like tho spine of
a human being, or the trunk of a troe.
From it, this one principal idea, pro
ceed all aftergrowths; .the kind of plot
which shall bestdovolop It, the characters
which must act it out, tho iucidonU
which will express these characters,
even to the conversations which evolve
and describe those incidents all arose
tioncos following one another in natur
al order. Every part should be made
nubservient to the whole. Yon must
have a foreground and background
aud a middlo distance. If you porslst
in working un one character, or finish
ing minutely one incident or series of
ini-iilents. votir nei'snectlve will be de-
troy ed and your novel become a mere
collection of fragments, not a work of -art
at all. The true artist will always
be ready to sacrifice any pot dotail to
tho perfection of tho whole. A' novel
does not grow naturally, but represents
a great deal of hard work. When I
was young an oldor and more experi
enced writer once said to met "Never
use two adjectives where one will do;
never use an adjective at all whore a
noun wm uo. Avoid italics, notes of
exclamation, foreign words and quota
tions, rut lull stops instead oi colons;
make your sontences as shot t and olear
as you possibly can, and whonevor you
think you have written a particularly
lino sentence, cut it out." We novel,
lata cannot help but iniilo when askod
if bucIi and such a character is "taken
from lifo," and especially wueu ingen.
lous orlties persist in identifying-usual-ly
falsely certain persons, places or
incidents. Kor me, 1 cau only say that. .
during all tho yours I havo studied hu
manity I nover met one human being
who could have been "put into book,'1
rj a whole, without injuring It. Tht
illy safe field for a writer Is fiction.