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CAIRO B ULLETIx
THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE 1IFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B. HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 81, 1880.
AMnrxTor Ltboia asssts, Jan.
Intermit and rent..
Net profit on lnreatmenla
Claims by death and matured endow
ment Dividend!, surrender value, and an
Discounted endowment and matured
178 9b. ) Oil
1'otal paid policy hs!rfir,.
Dividend on eupttal... ...,.....
A;encta and cruBiieioo
State, eouuty and city taiet
Ketiesli aaseU, Doc 31. 1W0.. $ 38,409,M4 0i
Bonds and murtgaBe........ 9 C.OM47". tft
t.1.1,. .l.w.i MrtMII III
Slate stocks, city atocka, and stocks
authorised by the lawa of the itate
of New York - 8.W57.4iJ 47
Loana secured by bonds and stork). 7,'f,Uj S8
Heal esute in Now York and Huston
and purchased under foreclosure.. 8,38,3'3 62
Cash on hand in banks and other de
positories on interest and In tramlt
(since received) i.iM.07 i
Dus from arnts on account of pre
mium .......... ........ -I'.t.UI 9t
Market value of stock and bonds
. over Cost .......
Interest and rent due and accrued..
Premiums due and In process of
collection (less premium paid in
Total a sets, Dec 31, ISM) .
Total liabilities including legal ro
serve for reinsurance of all exist-
t 31,H). i08 11
Total undivided surplus -.....$ ,'i,Si4 21
Of which belongs (as computed) to
Doltcleslti eeneral class.
Of which belongs (a computed) to
policie in tontine class ..ASffB&O tri
Bwks Assumed in 1830,135,170,805 00
RLsks Outstanding $177,597,703 00
R. R, TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. B.
TRANS AttlllVg. TRA1SS DBPABT.
tVaU ... 4:10 a.m
M138 CENTRAL R. R.
tMail !i:.V)p.raMail .. .. J:m
tKxpress ll:a m tKxpress :J0a.m
C. Jt ST. L. R. R. (Narrow Gauge )
Expres ..... .. fi:W m
Accom'dation. 1:110 p.m
Sunday excur'n 8:40 a m
Accom'datoin V.': p.m
Suudayeicur'n 8:05 p.m
A 8. It R.
Express j.Wa.m I tKxprss......1J:'ftp m
tAccwi&'drtlon. i:9Up m tAocom daitou.ll:tS a m
CAIRO VINCENNESR. R.
Mall A Ex .... 6:00 a.m 'Mali 4 Ex.... 9:9 p m
Daily except Sunday, t Dally.
IHyor-N. B. Tbistlewood.
Treasurer T J. Kerth.
Clerk-Dennis. J. Foley.
Counselor Wm. B. Gilbert.
Marabal-L. H. Meyer.
aoako or jjibji.
Ktrst Wrd-Peter Ssap. T. M. Klmbroogh.
Kd Ward-Jesse Hlnklj. C. N. HuBhe.
Third Ward B- F, Blske, John W ood.
Sfsi Tw.,dCharles O. Patler, Adolph
bHfih Ward-T. W. Halllday. Brnet B. Fettlt
Circuit Jndge-D. JBaker.
Circuit Clerk-A. H. Irvln.
County Jdge-R. S Yocum.
County Clerk 8. J. ninnn- ,AR
County Attorney J. M. Dw-fMf
County Treasurer-Mile W. I ter.
Coroner-K. Kltagerald. .M. t a
County Commissioners-T. W. Halllday, J. A.
Glbbs and Samuel Briley.
CAIRO BAPTIST. temperance hall on Tenth
street; preaching first and third Snnday in
eac "month. 11 a. m. and 7:j. m. : pr ayer
nTTDfin nf THE HKDKKMKn (AVICCOll
Oir THE KEDEEMBR (Bplscopal)
j Fourteenth atreet; Sunday JflOa. m., 1 lloly
.i.t. Q-wi a m.. Sundav chool ; 10.45 a.m.,
Morning prayer; 8:(p. m., evening prayer. F.
P. Davenport, 8. T, B. Rector.
TMRBT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHTJRCH
r Proachlng at 10:80 a. m., 3 p. m., and 7:au p
B.hhath school at 7:30 p. m Kev
LrrrilBRAN Thirteenth treet; eeprite Sab
bath 1 :30 a. m. ; Sunday school 2p.m. Rev.
trETIIODIST Cor. Eighth and Walnut street ;
iU Preaching Babbath 10:i a. m. and 7 p.m.;
orayer meeting, Wednesday 7:90 p. m.; Snnday
School, 8 a. m. Rev. Wblttaker, paator.
TlRESBTTKRIAN Eighth itrest; preaching on
Sabbath at 11 w m. ana ;sop. ra., pi
mooting Wednesday at 7:3') p. m.; Sunday
at 3 p. m. Rev. B. X. Qcorge, pastor.
ttm mawpn's Roman Catholic)
and Walnut tree; ervlcs Sabbath 10:80 a,
. , .. 1 -, . n m i Vn.H 1 n m mmr.
. M,mta School at I p. m. i Vesper 3 p. m. : aer-
ricos every day at 8 p. m.
ST PATRICK'8-Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
street and Washington avenue; service Sab
hath 8 and 10 a. m.; Vesper 3 p. k.; Sunday School
p. m. aorvlce every day at 8 p.m. Rev. Wastersou
Q W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
eonitantly on hind
At Seventy-five cento per load.
At one dollar per load.
The "trimmings" are coarse shaving and make
the best summer wood for cooking purpose as well
as the cheapest ever sold In Cairo. For black
smith's ue In setting tires, thsy are nneqnalled.
Leewv your orders at to Tsntb street wood vard,
From the undivided surplus, reversioner? divi
dends will bo declared, available on tsttlemunt of
next annual premium, to ordinary participating
The valuation of thu nollcloa outstanding hu
mva msue onion American experience Uble,
iL'Kaj sianuru 01 inn sisie mnew loric.
O. W. PHILLIPS, 1 .,.-,,.
J.O. VANCISK. Actuaries.
We, tbo undersigned, have, In person, earefully
examined the accounts, and counted and examined
in detail the assets of the society, and cortlfy that
the foregoing s latni(-nt thereof Is correct.
BENNINGTON K. RANDOLPH,
JAMES M IIAL8TE1).
THOMA8 A CUMMINS,
HKNKY 8, TKKBKLL,
JOHN SLOAN B,
Special Com ml 'tee or the Board of Directors,
appointed Oct. 27, iw to rxamlne tU atsote
and accounts at the close of the year.
BOARD Ot DIRECTOR!?.
John A. Stewart,
John D Jones,
Kobert Lenox Kennedy,
Chauocy M. Depew,
It njsmin Williamson,
Henry M. Alexander,
K. IkiBMluot Colt,
Thomas A . Bid die,
George W. Carleton,
George O. Kellogg,
Jose K. Navarro,
John J. Mct'ook,
Stephen H. I'blllips,
Samuel W. Torrey,
Charles G. Landon,
Alexander P. Irvln,
T. DoWitt Curler,
Wtlilam M filtss,
William Alexander, '
Samuel G. Goodrich.
George D. Morgan,
George T. Adee,
Henry A. Hurltmt,
Henry K. Spauldlng,
William A. Wbeelock,
William G. Lambert,
Henry O. Marquand
James W. Alexander,
Heury S. Terbcll
Thomas 8. Young,
Thomas A. Cummins,
Daniel D, Lord.
James M. 11 si stead,
Edward W. Himliert,
Henry N. Butler,
George H. Stewart,
JAMES W. ALEXANDER. Vice Pres't.
HAM CEL. BORUOWE, 2d Vice Pres't.
E. W. Lambert, M. D., Edw'd Curtis, M. D.
E. W. Scott, Superintendent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
108 Dearborn Street, Chicago.
W. N. CIIAINE, General Manager.
E. A. BURNETT, Agent,
QU. E. W. WHITLOCK,
Urni'i No. 136 Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth and Ninth Street
W. C. JOCELYN,
OFKK'E-Elghth Street, near Commercial Avenue.
fl EORGE II. LEACH, M. D.
Phyrsieian and Surgeon,
Special attention paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment of sureical diseases, and diseases of women
Office: No 10 Eighth street, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, 111.
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE VoCl STATES.
On and after Monday, Jane 7tb, and until further
notice the ferryboat will make trip a follow:
LIAVIft liavis uivis
rt Fourth st. Missouri Land'g. Kentucky Ld'g.
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 10:30a.m. 11a.m.
'8:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.
4:0 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5;00p.m.
2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p. m
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON.WELI
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Loads a Specialty.
Cor. Twelfth Street and Leiee,
rjIHE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W. P. HALLIDAY, President.
H. L. HALLIDAY, Vice-President.
THOS, W. HALLIDAY, Cashier.
I. ITAATS TATLOR,
INBT t. BIAlJJDiT,
W. P. BAMJDAT,
B. R. CDMKIMeBAM,
, 11. STLUABSOH,
B. I. OiMDIS.
Exchange, Coin and United States Bondi
BOUGHT AND BOLD.
Dsposiurecelved and a general banklni bnilnsn
niroh rrmmta cumTmniv im-nxmy. . -v 7T! j
uiiwio, saiuiujai uuaiiiittf, JllLi 22, NEW SFRTF MH 91 K
THE IOE KinSTG.
Ready now, to fumlali and deliver ICE In anr
quantity both wholesale and retail, and at
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES.
I reanoctfiillv solicit the natronatre of all mv old
friends and a man? new ones, and iruartnteetbem
satisfaction. JACOB KLEE.
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY-
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PATIER & CO.,
Cor. Nineteenth street I
Commercial Avenue I
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 OHDKR.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
FLOUR. GRAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring Mills
Highest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
gatoal Mt Flavors
Prepared from the choicest
Fruits, without coloring, poison
ous oils, acids, or artificial
Essences. Al tray it uniform in
strength, without gnu adultera
tion or inipurUir, Have gained
their reputation from their iter
feet purity, superior strength
and qualitu. Admitted by all
who have used tliem as the most
delicate, grateful and natural
flavor for taken, . puddings,
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, 111,, and St. Louis, Mo.,
Makers of Lnpalin Yast Gems,
Dr. Prloe'a Cream Baking Powder,
and Dr. Pride's Unique Perfumes.
?r e make no second grade goods.
TlAINTRR'SUAMTAIltiiiisoand slcn Paint
f In, Braining, varnishing, polishing, kalsnralng
Ac. Oil eta. hook of Alphabet, M. book of Fancy
Alphabots.AO. Sign, Carriage, Car, Prnaco, tun
Docorattve Tainting, no. Japanese Ornamentation
12, Standard Sign Wrltir. Bi. Standard Scroll
Hook, $1. Scrolls and Ornaments, (Undnlpnc
Of bookseller or by mail. JESSE HANKY
CO, 119 Nassau struct, N.Y,
JuAnKElo JBY TELEGRAPH
, LIVERPOOL GRAIN.
Liverpool July 23, 0:51 A. m.
Whcat Winter, 9s5d9s lOd; Spring,
989s 5d; California average, 9s 3d
: HEW YORK GRAIN.
New York, July 22, 12 m.
Wheatr-irregular-No. 2 Chicago, $1 23
1 24No. 3 Ited Winter, $1 28129.
OniCAOO, GRAIN AND PORK.
Chicago, July 22, 10 a. m.
Pork-August, $18 47'; Septem
bcr, 118. J
Wheat -Vigust, '$1 September,
Cirn August, 48c; September, 48$.
Oats September, 30.
Chicago, July 22, 12 m.
Pork August, $18 30 ; September,
Wheat August, $1 19Ji; September,
Corn AugUB, 48,c; September, 48'.
Oats August, 31
Chicago, July 22, 1 p. m.
Por'i July, $18 25, nominal; August,
$18 25; September $18 25.
Wheat July, $1 18,, nominal ; August,
$1 19; September, $1 1C.
Corn July, 49'j'c; August, 48c;
OaU-Oct 2!); August, 30; Sep
A Fool Once More.
"For ten years my wife was confined to
her bed with such a complication of ail
ments that no doctor could tell what was
the matter or cure her, and I used up a
small fortune in humbug stuff. Six months
ago I saw a U. S. flag with Hop Bitters on
it, and I thought I would be a fool once
mote. I tried it, but my folly proved to lie
wisdom. Two bottles cured her, she is now
as well and strong as any niau's wife, and
it cost mo only two dollars. Such folly
pays. II. W Detroit, Mich. Free Press.
Mangled in the Shot Tower.
St. Louis, July 21, 1881. The most hor
rifying accident that has happened in St.
Louis for many years was the fall of an ele
vator at the shot tower, corner of Main and
Bates streets, yesteruny afternoon lrom an
elevation of 156 feet, and the mangling be
yond rt.-.iJfaitloJ of a laborer, Henry Diek-
homer, who went down with the wreck. At
the time of the fall there were 1,000 pounds
of lead upon the elevator.
Due to Driuk.
Shklbyville, III., Iuly 21. His team
running away late last evening, threw out
William Schuff, the driver, and broke his
neck. He was single, employed by Pow
ell & Porter, of this city, tbo contractors.
The coroner's iuquest to-day found that ha
was drunk at the time.
He Lingered Until Yesterday.
Mattoon, 111., July 21. Michael Brady,
the poor laborer who was, a week ago, so
severely burned by gas igniting in a well,
lingered until to-day, when he died from
the effect of his injuries and the excessive
heat. He leaves a wife and several chil
dren in meager circumstances.
Affairs at Albany.
Alhanv, July 23. In tho joint conven
tion the ballot for the long term was : Lap
ham 53, Potter 45, Conkling 28, Wood
Senator Forster voted forLaphani instead
of Evarts. Necessary to a choice, 71. Ad-
Tho senate leconsidored the vote by which
the resolution making canals free was lost,
and finally passed it by 18 to 12.
Guiteaifs Texas Career.
Mausiiall, Tkxah, July 21, Charles
Julius Ouiteau, while doing Texas in 1878,
visited Jefferson, in Marion county, sixteen
miles north of hero, and was fined in the
police court lor vagrancy and drunkenness,
and being unable to pay thu fine he was
iKiunced out of town, according to tho
Texas Will Celebrate.
Columbus, ()., July 21. Citizens of
Texas are still telegraphing Governor Fos
ter that they will celebrate tho day set
apart for the recovery ol tho president.
He Din-Hues the Commission.
CiiKsTUit, III., July 2t.-Mr. R.J. liar
mer, of this city, one of the gentlemen ap
pointed by tho governor to superintend the
erection of a monument to Governor Bond,
declines to accept the position, lie re
ceived his commission to-day, but returucd
it to tho governor.
A Twenty Years Con II let.
Thu keoporof tho Gross Point light, Mr.
C. Boynton, was cured of rhoumatim of
twenty years standing by tho use of St.
Jacobs Oil says tho Chicago News.
II. F. McCarthy, druggist, Ottawa. Out.,
states that he was afflicted with chronic
bronchitis for many years and was conv
plotcly cured by the use of Thomas' Ecloc
ttio Oil. Paul a. Schuh, Agent.
How Now I What Is It?
The frreat system renovator is Burdock
Blood Bitters. Try it and be convinced.
Price $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, 931 Arch
St., Philada, Pa.
Found at Liwt.
What every one should have, and never
be without, is Thomas' Ecleetric Oil. It is
thorough and safe in its effects, producing
the most wondrous cures of rheumatism,
neuralgia, burns, bruises and wounds of
every kind. Paul G. Schuli, Agent.
Liquid or Dry.
Some deople prefer to purchase medi
cines in the dry state so that they can see
lor themselves that they are purely vegeta
ble. Others have not the time or desiro to
preparo the iiiodkiae, and wiali it atreuoy
To accommodate each class tho proprie
tors of Kidney-Wort now offer that well-
known remedy in both liquid and dry
Sold by druggists everywhere. Truth.
Boils, pimples on the face, salt Rheum,
old Bores, and all cutaneous eruptions dis
appear like miigic when Dr. Lmdsey s
Blood Searcher is used.
"I have used Burdock Blood Bitters with
gieat bent-fit for indigestion and constipa
tion of the bowels." C. L. Easton,
Price 11.00, trial size 10 cents.
Mr. George E. O'llara, the live druggist
of the town, is always up to the times and
ready to meet the demands of his many
customers. Ho has just received a supply
of that wonderful remedy that is astonish
ing the 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 the throat and lungs.
This remedy ponitively cures, as thousands
can testify. If you do not believn it call
at his drug store and gt a trial bottle Tree
of cost or a regular sir.e bottle for one dol
lar. As you value your lite, give it a trial
and be convinced, as thousands already
hnve been (4)
Tub very best family medicine is
Wright's Indian Vegetable Pills, winch
cleanse the bowels, purify the blood, and
establish healthy action in the liver. (6)
Osk peculiar characteristic of Fellow's
ComRun i Syrup of llypnphosphites irits
Dower of decomposing the food in the
stomach, rendering digestion and assimula
tion more perfect.
Is the cheapest, best, and most compre
hensive automatic musical instrument ever
brought forth. It has 22 notes; ((J more
than anyothcr musical instrument) plays in
3 keys; is simple in construction; It can be
played by a child It is absolutely perfect
in its rendition of music, beating its own
time, while all i tbers require faster or
Does away with cranks and handles,
I being played by 'lip i t action of the bellows.
It plays any kind ot music, isotn Auto
phone and muBic are cheaper by far than
all others. Send for circular.
Liberal discount to canvassers.
Address, TnR Autovhonb Co.,
IthacB, N. Y.
The city of London police axe loud In
E raise of thoir new hclmot. It is of
lue doth stretched over a cork body,
with a lengthened peak at the back, au
cfl'octivo protection from sun or rain,
and designod to carry the latter to the
renter of the rnpo. The helmet is
Belshazzar and His Brother Bill,
Bclshnzzar Smith had a very bad
nnd vory dangerous habit of walking,
in bis sleep. His family ftiared that
during one of his somnambulistic siuin
teiings he would charge out of the win
dow and kill himself, so tliey persuaded
him to sleep with bis little brother
William, and to tie one end of a rope
mound his body, and the other around
The very first night after this ar
rangement was made, Belshazzor
dronmcd that a burglar was pursuing
Mm with a dagger. So he crept over
to William's side of the bod, stepped
over William's slumbering form,
Jumped out on the floor, nnd slid under
tho bod. lla stayed there a while, and
then, his nightmare having changod,
he emerged upon the other side of the
bed, and got uudor the cover In his old
Tho rope, it will bo observed, was
benoath the bod; and it was pulled
ittiit. loo. Earlv In the nionilnc, Bel
la shazzar, about hair awake, scroughed
over against W illiam. To his surprise,
the movemont Jerked William clour out
of bod. llulshszzar loaped out to as
certain tho cnuse ot the phenomenon,
nnd at tho samo timo his brother dis
appeared under the bod. Belshazzar
hardly awake, was scared, and ho
dlvod beneath tho bedstead; as he did
so he heard William skirmishing across
tho blankets alwve his head. Once
more ho rushod out, Just In time to soe
William elide over the other side. Bel
shazzar just then bocamo sufllclonlly
conscious to fool the rope pulling on
him. Ho comprehended the situation
ftt once, and disengaged himself.
Perhaps little William, was not mad.
He was iu tho hospital undergoing re
pairs, for about three weeks, and when
he came out he had a strango desire to
sleep alone. -
- - Belshazzar anchors himself to an n"
Wanted to be a Minister.
The New York Timet, writing of a
voting woman who wanted to be a min
ister, says that when her pastor hinted
that a certain amount of scholarship
was necessary to a minister who wished
to expound the Scriptures intelligently,
or to discuss questions of ecclesiastical
history or polity, she confronted him
with the fact that she had read the en
cyclopunlia and two religious newspa
pers, and was, she rather guessed, quite
as good a scholar as most of the men
who tried to keep women in slavery.
Then he suggested that a minister, in
ordor to be able to comfort person in
doubt and aflliclion, and point out to
inquircrs.the path of duty, should have
some knowledge of human nature, of
the temptations to which men and
women are exposod, and of the waya
of the world; but Mta Smith replied
that a woman's insight into the human
heart was far clearer than that which
any roan could obtain, aud that sho
was eighteen years old, aud had twice
spent a week in Baltimore.
A Chinese Wedding.
Mr. Le You and Miss Ah Chung',
two members of the Chinese aristoera- .
cy of San Francisco, were lately mar
ried. Tb presents to the bride were
from female friend only, while those
to the groom were from male friends.
On the secoud day after the marriage
the newly made husband gave a ban
quet to over five hundred invited
guests, i ne uisiies were sucn as ap
peal to the Chinese palate, ana includ
ed swallows' nests and pheasant soup.
stewed sharks tins wan chopped chick
en and ham, roast Chinese gooso with
ginger and cucumbers, steweu mush
rooms with young shoots ot bamboo,
ducks wrapped in dry orango peel and .
stewed, and tea ad libitum. .While the
miosis were recnl in z themselves on
those and other dainties, a sudden peal
ing of gongs, and an explosion ot thou
sands ot tire-crackers, announced that
tho bride was about to visit the enter
tninment. She entered the room hold
in" a fan b"foro her face, her bashful-
ms permitting her to remove it only
iu the case of a favored few to whom
aim tmidi'md the conin unieiit of te;t
drinking. After parsing through the
room, sue slowly retired backward, still
kecniiiL' her face concealed from tho
cazn of the curious. For throe days the
r1 .... m , i
leauviiics ot lue groom ana nis irienui -continued,
after which timo tho bride
took her turn at entertaining her
friends at her father's house. But here
the groom was not allowed to appear
until sent for by'.hls parents-in-law. Up
on receiving notice, he came and car
ried away his bride to his own home,
I a.1 1 . 1 : l.iiistilSiia niAim a fr an
HUH IjUV nCUUlug iuawnii.tvB vv h
A Miner's Apathy-
My friend Nickersou told me the
story a bit of bis experience in Corn
wall, England. i.i company with a
gentleman of his acquaintance he made
a visit to one of the most celebrated of
the Cornish mines, and though he can
now relato the incident with consider
able relish, we venture the assertion
that his heart was anything but light at
the timo. Thus it was:
He had descended to the bottom of
the mine I forget how many hundred
feet, and having seen all that was
doomed worth seeing, they prepared
for the return to the upper regions,
Nickerson's comrade went up first.
The ascent was by means of a bucket,
lifted by a common hempen rope, and
only one person could go at a time with
.. I I , - f .
tue miner wuo nau cuarge oi tne prim
itive vehicle. By and by it came his
turn to step in, which be did quiokly,
for he had boen down there in ttio bow
els of the earth long enough. He stood
upon one Bide of the bucket, while the
miner stood upon tho other, both grasp
ing the standing port of the rope.
Whon two-thirds of the way up Nick
erson observed that the rope was worn
and frayed, seeming, in places, to be
really unsafe. Said he to his compan
ion: "Say, my friend, Isn't it about time
you had a new rope hero?"
The miner nodded assent at once, and
then volunteered the information thai
they made a practice of changing the
old rope for a new every three months,
at the furthest; and sometimes, when
the rope has become unusually won.',
as was the case at present, they made
the exchange at au earlier date.
Mercy!'7 cried our friend, casting a
horrified glance down into tho Slygiaa
dai kuoss of tho awful abyss holow him,
and then looking at a torribly demor
alized section of the hoisting-rope,
"and when do you iutond to put a new
rope on here?" , ,
"Wal." answered the miner, as cool
ly as could be, "if we got oop alive,
wi' a whole rope, she'll have a new one
afore she goes doon agiu!" i
Fancy the feelings of the visitor dUT-
i ii.. ..A.nlml.ii tf t.ha AunAnlL '
The Legend of Hiss KL
The Chinese have a story answering
very closely to the popular and, as omt
might suppose, national legend of St.
George and the Dragon. In the East
ern version, however, the oonnuiror ol
the dragon is a heroine naniod Kl, dis
tinguished for her filial piety and cour
age. The monster, as the Chinese story
goes, had devoured nine maidens,' and
was clamorous for more victims, but
none could bo found willing to satisfy
his urgent demands. Then Miss Kl ox
pressed her willingnoss to go to the
dread rirairon's cavern. Armed with ft
trusty sword, and accompanied by a
dog that was aooustoiueu io swwa
naV. .ha iliAil forth, takindr with
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her soveral measures of boilod rleo
mixed with honey, which she pou M
the mouth of the cavern. At nigni uia
driwron came forth, its head as largo as
a rice stock, and Its eyes liko two mlr
rors, two feet across; whon. peroelTlng
the aroma of the mass of rice. It began
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dog, which seized the monster in its
teeth, and the uialdon thoreunon hack
ed the dragon from behind; to that.
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