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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OP THE UNITED STATES, 1 20 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B. HYDE, President,
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1880.
Anoumtup Lkihiih itfiin, Jan. 1.
Interest tod rent
Net proIt oa Investment ..
t 4,7W,ff7 05
Clalmaby death and matured endow-
T.Jn.,.n,V - - I 84
Dividend!, aurrtader values, and an
nuities... jt.l(W,410 (M
uncounted endowment tad matured
toatine polldei... 178 9WJ 00
Total paid toller bolder 4,718,931 frr
Plvidend on capital T.fliO no
AirenclM and commissions 821,47 0)
General ripsnaea 5,IW9 S'l
State, cmulr ana city , 88,848 70
Net tasll asset. Dec. 31, Km.. I 43,409.944 lJ
Ronda and mortKaees $
United States stocks
State stocks, ci'.j stocks, and storks
authorized by the law of the state
of New York . ..
Loans secured by bonis and stocks.
Real estate lu New York aud Boatou
and purchased under forerloatire..
Cash on hand in banks and other de
posttorWs on interest and in traualt
(since received i
Dn3 from agents on account of pre
mium ,lKvi.47.- BO
I a.,409.b44 ft!
Market value of dock and bonds
over cost m
Interest and rents Ant and accrued..
Premiums due and in process of
collection (less premiums paid in
Total assets, Dec. 31, 18) f 4l.li8.Wf.i3i
Total liabilities including legal re
serve for reinsurance of all exist
ing policies f 31.81.308 II
Total undivided lurplu.
Of which belongs fas computed) to
policies in general claas.... 4,M8,0W 31
Of which belongs (a computed) to
policies in tontine claas .,. .4,289,2 00
Rbiks Assumed in 1 880, $3 5, 1 70,805 00
Risks Ontotandlmr - $177,597,703 00
R. R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
THAU ABUrVI. TK4INS UCPlllT.
tMaU... .4:10 a m I 'Mali 8:3.1 p.m
Express S):!a.m tKxpress ..H:'Jip,m
Accom'dation. 4:00 p.m I tAccomdatloa. il :10a m
MISS CENTRAL R R
tMall 5:p tu Mail . .. S.T.a.m
ttiprcisa 11:30a tn I tExpreaa 6: JO a m
C. & ST. L. R. R. (Narrow Ganue )
Bxprass 4:30 p m I Exprssi (i tOa.m
Aecoro'datoln 12:30 p.m I Accom'datUm. l:30p m
Snndavexcnr'n 8:0s p.m I Sunday eicnr'n :40aiu
ST.L., I.M.48. H.R.
.Express 2 Ma m tExpress.....l'.i:(p.m
tAccom'dation. 2:30p.m I tAccom datiou.il :4'i a m
CAIRO k VINCENNE9 R R.
MallAEa.... 5:00 a.m 'Mali & Ex.... 9:39 pm
'Dally except Sunday, t Dally.
Mayor-N. B Thistlewood.
Treasurer T J. Kerth.
Clerk-Dennis. J, Kolev.
Counselor Wm. B. Gilbert.
Marshal L. U. Meyers,
Attorney William Hendricks.
OAM 01 U)BMIH.
Klrst Ward-PeUir Saup. T. M . Kimbronsh.
Kecond Ward-Jesse H inkle, C.N. Hn'hes.
Third Ward-B. F, Blake. John Wood.
Fourth Ward-Chail O. Patler, Adolpb bwo-
'"Slfth Ward-T.W. Balllday. Ernest B. Pettlt.
Circuit Judtfc D. J Buker.
Circuit Clerk A. B. Irviu.
County Judge R. S Yocum.
County Clerk 8. J. Humm.
County Attorney J. M. Psmron.
County Treasurer-Miles V. Parker.
County Commlssionor-T. W. Halliday, J. A.
Olbbs and Samuel Brtlcy.
Summer Wood and Kindling
constantly on hand
At Seventy-five cents per load.
At one dollar per load.
The "trimming" are course shaving end make
the beat summer wood for cooking purpose as well
k tha cheapest ever sold in Cairo. For black
smith s nse in selling tiros, mey are unaquauaa
Leave your orders at lha Tenth street, wood yard-
rpHE CITY NATNOAL BANK
W. P. HALLIDAY, President.
H. L. HALLIDAY, Vice-President.
THOU. W. HALLIDAY, Caehler.
. TA AT TAYLOR, W. P. B AIXIDAT,
BNHT L, BALUDAT, B. H. ODMHINOHAM,
.D. tnuUAMIOK, STlPBiH BIRD,
B, B. 0ANDII.
Exchange, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUGHT AND BOLD,
Deposit rtcattsd and a general banking bns nei
TtAINTER'S MANUAL House and Hen nalnt.
Xing, grainmg, varnishing, polishing, kalaomlng
4c. 50 eta
mn .ii l . ft vm 4
, hook or Aipnauuis, hi. dook of Fancy
Aipuauuis, w, oiKu, varnsKv. vr, cresco, anil
Decorative Painting, 80. Japaneae ornamentation
ti. Standard Sign Writer, $2. Standard Scroll
Book, $1. Scroll and Ornaments, (Loudolphe) i,
Of booksellera or by mall, J ESSE HANKY A
VW. iiaaa tret, , x,
From the undivided surplus, reversionary divl
dend will be declared, available on aettlement of
poHcie'"11 t,remlum' ori'1f participating
The valuation of too pollclea outstanding ha
been made on the American experience, table, the
K'M standard of the stale of New York.
O. W. PHILLIPS, 1 . ,
We, tho undersigned, have, In person, carefully
examined the accounts, and counted and examined
in detail the assets of the society, and certify that
the foregoing statement thereof i correct.
lAMKH M HALHTED,
TI19MA8 A. CUMMINS,
HENRY 8, TEKBELL, -JOHN
8 LOAN E,
HpucUl Committe of the Board of Directors,
appointed Oct. tt7,l(W0, to examine the asset
and accoums at the close of the year.
BOAR!) OK DIRECTORS.
IlenrvB Hvde. John a. Rtuwari
"curpe u. i organ,
George T. Adee,
Henry A. Ilnrlbut.
n , . .. "
John D J one.
Robert Lenox Kennedy,
chauncy M. Dcpcw,
ll njsinin Williamson,
Thomas A . Biddle,
Gforge W. Carletoo,
George fi. Kelloge,
Henry V. HnauldlnL'.
William H. Fogg,
William A. Wheelock,
William G. Lambert,
Henry (i. Maro'iand
James W. Alexander,
Thomas S. Young,
Thomas A. Cuuituius,
.ioso r. Navarro
lohn J. McL'ook.
Stephen H. Phillips.
Samuel W. Torrey,
Charlea G. Laudon.
Alexander P. Irvln.
William M. Bliss,
Samuel G. Goodrich.
)aulel D. Lord.
Jamca M. Ilalstcad,
Edward W. Himbtrt.
1. F. Randolph,
Hrury N. Butler,
George H. btewart.
JAMES W. ALEXANI)EItVice Prcs't.
SAMUEL BORROWE, 2d Ob PrtB t.
E. W. Lambert, M. D., Edw'd Curtis, M. 1).
L. .,bcott, Superintendent of Agencies.
JSorth Western Department.
108 Doarliorn Street, Chicago.
W. N. CHAIN E, General Mauager.
E. A. BURNETT. Atrent,
Q.E0R0E II. LEACH, M. I).
Physician and Surgeon,
Special attention uald to the Homeopathic treat
ment of surgical diaeaies, and diseases of omeu
Ofllce: Nolo Eighth street, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo. 111.
JH. K. W. WHITLOCK,
Urni'i No. V)6 Commercial Avenne. between
Eighth and Ninth Streets
JJR. W. C. JOCELYN,
OFFICE Elgktli Street, near Commercial Avenue.
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE -VV STATES.
On and after Monday, Jane 7th, and until turthsr
notice the ferryboat will make trips a follow:
LXAVI LtAVII L1AVB
Foat Fourth it, Missouri Land'g. Kentucky Ld'g.
10 :00 a. m.
J:00 p. m.
8:30 a. m.
2:30 p. m.
9 a. m.
3 p. re.
S p. m
PROPRIETOR OF SPR0AT8 PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in lee.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON.WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Loads a Specialty.
(for. Twelfth Street and Leiee,
Morgan Park Military Accademy.
The best Boy' Boarding School In tbo West,
Prepare fur College. Scientific School or nul
nos. Location attractive aud elevated. Sesaiou
begins Sep, 13,188). Send Tor catalogue to ( apt.
ED N. KIRK TALCOTT, Prln., Morgan Park,
THE IOE KING.
Ready now, to dirnlth and deliver ICE In any
quantity bom wuuivaai ana retail, ana at
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES.
I respectfully aollclt the patronage of all my old
friend and a many new one, and guarantee tliem
attraction. jAtou &c,
CAIRO. ILLIN0I8. THURSDAY
Natural Fruit nam
Prepared from the choicest
Fruits, without coloring, poiaon
on oils, acid, or artificial
Essence. Ativan uniform in
strength, without any adultera
Hons or tm purities. Have gained
their reputation from their per
feet purity, superior siren fith
and quality. Admitted by all
who have used them as the most
iMlcate, grateful and natural
flavor for vakes, puddings,,,
i reams, etc.
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Maker of Lopnlin Yeast Gema,
Dr. Price' Cream Baking; Powder,
and Dr. Price' Unique Perfumea.
We make no second grade good.
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PATIER to CO..
Cor. Nineteenth etreet I ,' 1A Til
Commercial A venue I vuuv) a..
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ol and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK DONE TO ORDER.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo, - Illinois
! S$ S
,0 - 5T
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FLOUR, GRAIN AND HAY
Hlyheit Civsh Price Paid for Wheat:
MORNING, JULY 28, 1881.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
NEW YORK GRAIN.
New York, July 27, 12 m.
Wheat irregular-No. 2 Chicago, 1 28
1 23No. 3 Red Winter, $1 24JLf.
GUICAO0, GRAIN AND PORK.
Chicago, July 27, 10 a. m.
Pork August, $18 32 ' Septem
ber, $18 27.
Wheat-August, $1 19; September,
Corn August, 47V,3cptember, 48?.
Oats September, 80J; Sep. 23?f.
' Chicago, July 27, 12 m.
Pork 3 September, $18 20.
What Augmt, f JLV,i ; . cptemborj
Corn August, 48c; September, 4
Oats August, iiO. ; Sep. 28.
Cincaoo, July 27, 1 r. ..
Pi rk-July, $18 30, nominal; Augunt,
$18 September $18 20.
Wheat July, $1 18 , nominal; August,
$1 10 li September, $1 14J4'.
Coin-July, 480; August, 48'b'c;
Oats-Oct 28Jj'; August, :J0'4'; Sep
Wasuinotos, July 20. The new comet,
or "Comet C," was seen at the naval ob
servatory here yesterday morning ami again
this morning. Prof. Eastman, of the naval
Observatory, said to-day: "I saw it last
night, or rather this morning; I had only
five minutes in which to observe it, on ac
count of the clouds, and of course did not
see very much. I expect it will be visible
to the naked eye soon, in about ten days.
It will not go so far north as the other.
We will be able to see it by and by early
in the evening in the wcet and early in the
morning in the cast. It has something of a
tail which will grow more distinct. The.
comet is labeled as 'Comet C,' being the
third discovered this year; the comet up by
the Polar star is 'Comet B."'
At Sandwich, 111.
Sandwich, III., July 2. The house of
Mrs. Emma Vance, in the west part of the
town, was destroyed by fire this uoon. Loss,
$1,000; partially insured. The cause of the
fire is unknown. Tho building was occu
pied by Wm. Welt'-rs, who lost most of hi
Not an Adept in Racing:.
Cbampawn, 111., July 2C Sam Parsons,
of Mahomet, was driving through the etrcets
here to-day, racing teams with Hnother
man, there being an immense circus crowd
in tho city, when bia team ran away, up
setting the buggy in the ditch. Parsons
was severely and probably futally injured.
He lies in an unconscious state.
Accident to an Infant.
Vajdalia, III., July 26. Yesterday
erening an eight-year old child, belonging
to Dan Hitter, residing two and a half
miles in the country, while being hauled
about the yard in a little cart by an older
playmate, fell out and had an arm broken.
The limb was put in proper shape, and tbo
little sufferer is doing well.
A Liberal Offer.
Qiiiscy, July 20. Company D, National
Guards, held a meeting to night and adop
ted measures with a view to getting tho na
tional encampment of the Second Brigade.
Gen. Singleton, with characteristic liberal
ity, has offered the uso of Singleton Pavk
without cost. A better or more convenient
ground is not in the state.
The French "Helen's Babies."
A translation of "Monsieur, Madame and
the Baby," by Gustave iDroz, is soon to be
published by T. B. Peterson & Brothers, of
Philadelphia. It is said to be very popu-
ar in France, and is described as a French
man" treatment of the theme that torms
the humorous basis of "Helen's Babies"
and no doubt will have a large sale in this
country, as it is spicy and entertaining,
with a descriptive illustrated cover oy a
new artist. Petersons' new Summer book,
Mildred': Cadet," is having a great suc
cors, it is nn excellent story ot west
Point life, and we advise all to get a copy.
Deal' a a Post.
Mrs. W. J. Lang, Bethany, Ont., slates
that for fifteen months she was troubled
with a disease in the ear, causing entire
deafness. In ten minutes after using
Thomas' Eclectric Oil, shu found relief, and
in a short time she was entirely cured aud
her bearing restored. Paul G. Sohuh, Agt.
A WONDERFUL DISCOVERY.
For the speedy cure of consumption and
all diseases that lead to it, such as stubborn
coughs, neglected colds, bronchitis, hay
fever, asthma, pain in the sidu aud chest,
dry hacking cough, tickling in the throat,
hoarseness, sore throat, and all chronic or
lingering discuses of the throat and lungs,
Dr. King'B New Discovery has no equal
aud hag established for itself a world-wide
reputation. Many leading physiciaus
recommend and use it in their practice.
Tho formula from which it is prepared is
highly rccltamcnricd by all medical jour
nals. The clergy and tho press have com.
pliinentcd it in tho most glowing terms,
fin to vnur druueist and pet a trial hottln
free of cost, or a regular sizo for $1. For
sale by Geo. E. O'h'ata, DrujgUt, Cairo,
Alphonse Kurr, talking of food adul
'It's very curious, isn't it? If I pois
on my grocer, the very lightest sentence
would be hard lubor for life. But if
my grocer poisons me ah, that's a
different thing. lie is lined forty
On the boulevard Gngusso meets his
"Why," he cries, "vou have a new
"Yes," says Zidore, with geutlo pride.
business must bo prospering with you?"
"Yes. I am a liiiHiicier uow-"
"Yes. I am makiug purses."
A recently married couple, the Count
aud Countess VieilWoche, have disa
greed. The husband has manifested a
most shainnlcss desire to have his own
The wife leaifulry confides h?r
troubles to the dowager Conntoss Vieil
leroebfl. "Hoily-toiiy!'' savs thu dowager,
"his own way indeed! Ah, my dear,
husbands are not what Ihey were. I
should like to have seen his father act
Monsieur d Tuphee is the pink of
politeness. Tho other day lie was
tnlking to a lady who hail just lost one
of her aunts.
As he converses he poivoives in a
vase upon the manld a rose, whoso
withered leaves ai'H falling.
"Alt, uiadanie," ays tin Taphi-e, re
gretfully, looking from llower to remain,
"alas! jtnother one of your lvLtives is
lie is jti't too sweet to live, is lie
Taphee. He ought to be kiib'd.
In I lie barracks.
lirill-ei;:ai"' nnti'in'ling n battery
' Wlien gunner No. 1 is gouc, No. 1
takfs hh plai n. When No, 2 is gone,
No. ;1 does the work of boili. When
all tln eo are gone, then the ca; 'aiti of
the gun "
A K'-eruit "But. sergeant, when the
captain is gone --?"
Sergeant "When the raptain is
goue here, young feller, you're too
fri'-ih. Report yomelf ul the guard
houo three days."
ii r la
T se by the foreign papers, says a
New York gossipper, thai there is some
talk in Paris of the marriage of Miss
Mackey, the daughter ot the great
California millionaire, to a nobleman
who was quite distinguished during the
Thiers and MacMahon administrations.
Mrs. Mackey, it is said, will soon leave
Paris, and come to New York to live,
her husband having bought a splendid
residence on Fifth avenue for half a
million. She'll be missxl in Paris, uo
doubt, for she has been a Lady boun
tiful to a good many people, I hear, in
more ways than one.
I remember an old frieud of mine, a
'49-er, once telling nie about the Mack
eys, aud how they got their start in life,
which led to such big results. Mackey
used to keep a small saloon, and dealt
with the fomnionest kind of custom,
and my friend would frequently see
Mackey' s wife about the place. She
was very plainly dressed in'those days;
a common gingham was good enough;
and as for diamonds! why, vou might
as well hav talked about buying the
moon in those dfv, and it was some
times hard liiir-. i. make both ends
meet. But the ruining excitement came,
and Mackey was lucky enough to make
a little venture with Floor!, O'Brien,
and some others, who afterward "struck
it rich." He is now worth, they say,
$i;10,O00,00O to $10,000,000, and his
wife, at a recent entertainment given
abroad, literally blazed with diamonds.
I suppose when she comes here she
will lead the fashion iu New York so
ciety. Sometimes, in tho pauses of all
this extravagant frivolity, however, sho
no doubt finds a moment or two to
think of the times when, in her simple
gingham, she used to help her husband
serve the customers at the little bar Id
the far west.
There are 271,1 I f achool-toauhers in
the United States and the Territories.
Bad Boys and Good Old Men.
"Any chostnuts round here?" asked
one of three boys who met an aged,
benevolent looking farmer out in
Montgomery couuly. Tho old man hes
itated. "You don't want to steal 'em?" ho
"Oh, no! We just want to find out,"
said the boys.
"Well, there's a few trees back
there; but if I thought you wanted to
steal them I wouldn't have told, for
the owner has gone to town. But you
are bright, honest-looking boys."
The boys blushed with the pride of
."When will the owner be back?" they
"Well." said the old man, "I don't
exactly know, but not before dark, I
The boys respectfully thankod the.
old man, waited until he got out of
Hight, jumped over the fonce, ami were
soon shaking down the burrs.
The shaking was easy; but the opon
ing of tho chesiuut burrs was more dif
ficult and unpleasant. At lasl the boya
had a splendid pile of hamhome brown
nuts on the ground, and they prepared
to put them in the bags they brought
"Please don't take anymore trouble,"
said the benevolent old man, who
stood by the fence beaming kindly on
the startled boys. "I am not so strong
as I ouce was, and I fear I oan't hold in
this dog much longer. 'If you hurry,
though, I think I can keep him here
till you get to the railroad track.
Down, Tlge, sir!"
As the boys looked back from the
railroad fence. the v could aoo Uu toop
ing figure of the old man scooping the
rlcn, brown chestuuU into a two-bush
el rag. Hartford Kmuunt.
i-'rl i no mil"
T -lair? phraso ever
, .I. -ii nn' ii. !n im "W lint, never?
ill ev n- ti .mn r those who apeak
Mi, s:r j a riler in t lis Traveller,
o si ruck Billv Patterson?" "Do
irulsi-. your onti?" "Don't crive it
iiwav, nmi otiiers altfilneil consider
nble notoriety, but the Pinnforo 'gag"
discounted them all put together. Per
haps the funniest rendering of it was
that attributed to a friend of John
Stetson, the manager, upon whom ev
ery new joke of a theatrical character
immediately saddled. Somebody asked
him whether Stetson ever spelled an
English word correctly in his life. Tho
usu!il"What, nevcr?"followed, and this
sincere friend wound up by saving,
"No, by , not even hardly ever.'' It
was the same gentleman who was in
Stetson's company one morning when
they waited three hours for a Metro
politan Elevated railroad train, not
Knowing thai no trains ran on that lino
on Sunday. Noticing the initials "M.
E. R." on the station, the friend asked
Stetson what they meant. "Methodist
Epiicop.tl railroad." promptly replied
John. It was Stetson who first ap
proached Sarah Bernhardt with a view
of bringing her to America. lie armed
himself with a blank check and an in
terpreter and sent up his name. His
interpreter gave him the message in
reply: "Madiimoiselle can not bo dis
turbed. Sue is in her room with sci
atica." ".Iut rav luck," said Stetson,
testily. "Some Ituliau loafer always
gets ahead of me."
Not the Man.
"Dooriti' do pas' week," said the
President, as the dust settled down a
little. "I have received scores of letters
nxiu' nie if I am do Gardner who has
lately been Mectcd President of Libe
ria. I desire to snj right heah dat I
am not de pusson, It am simply a
ctteincidenee of names."
"Cuelncidence?" queried tho Rev.
Penstock as th President paused.
"Yes. sah, em-incidents, sah!"
1 I begs your pawdon, sah, but
"Rrudder Penstock," said the old
man, in very solemn tones, "de penal
ty fur itilerruptin' dis Clia'r when he
h'iii talkin' nn a tine of six hundred
dollars. You have been guilty of (lis
offence mo' ilatt twenty times, an' nuf
fin but toy repct fur your cloth
has prevented de enforcement of dat
"But I desired to k'rect de language
of de Cha'r. De Cha'r said cueiiuri
denee." "K'rect de language of dis Cha'r!
Whnt has language got to do wid our
purceedins bcah? Sartmly 1 said it was
a cueine'ulenee of names. What am
wrong about dat? Doan' cueincidences
happen ebery day? Doan' we hoar of
dein in ebery ishue of de papers? Can't
wc fin' dem on ebery street eVnur?"
"Yes, sir; but
"Bruddcr Penstock, sot down sot
down wid all yer might! Do yo 'sposa
de President of this club has stood still
an' let tie world move away from him
since ho was 'lected? Not much, sah!
I am free to acknowledge dat sich
words as "carniverous" an' "capilli
'ny" M retched out a rod long in my
eyes fn' y'ars ago, but whar' am (ley
now? Why, pah, I could pit down wid
you in do mawnin' tut' epeud de hull
day on sich words as "contemporane
ously," "biluminou.ily" and "authen
ticity" an'-not sweat a b'ar! Doan'
emagine, sah. dat you has got all de
eadicashun in de kentry. Your teef
look white, an' you keop yer ha'r well
iled, but de calamitous infringement
artistically portrayed towards tie inde
fatigable sequestration may haveticar
Penstock wilted. In twenty-one sec
onds ho lost seven pounds of fat and
all his confidence, aud it will bo a long
time before he recovers from the aval
anche. Cheors greeted the Presidont's
grand finit, and sonio one took advan
tage of tho excitement to hit the sleep
ing Elder Toots full iu tho mouth with
a musty banana.
It is a curious tact Unit the granite
blocks which nro so invaluable as build
ing stone in New York, would deteri
orate and wear away in Florida, while
the coqniua stone, so largely used for
houses in the latter country, would
crumble aud decay if subjected to tho
climatic changes of Now York,
An Accomplished Cat.
Mrs. A. W. Brooks, of East Eliot, in
the Slate of Maine, litis a cat thirteen
years old, for which she ha been vain
ly oflerod fifty dollars. This learned
pussy will stand up at the word of com
mand, bow slowlv or quickly as direct
ed, walk around the room on her hind
logs only, dance, turn sotucsaults, go
through tho nioliousof holding a jow tw
sharp to hor mouth with one paw and
playing on It with tho othor, mew when
ordered to speak, kiss her paw to visit
ors, hold a saucer of milk on her fore
legs and lap the" milk, and stand on her
hind-feet and with her forepaws catch
bits of bread or ment thrown to her,
like a base-h ill player. Hor kitten, a
year old, will turn somersaults.
The sumo lady has a hen which al
wavs wines her feet on the mat on en
tering the house, and if asked, "llow
do yu get your living, biddy?" will
scratch on the floor, look to see if sho
has scratched out anything, and theu
look at tho questioner to soo if the an
swor is correct. This hen despises tho
wooden, chalk, and porcelain cheats
which some people palm off on hens
for nest-eggs, tumbling them out of hor
nest as often ns they are put In.
Christian at Wort
There are no less than 1.28.1 female
olorks employed in the Treasury De
partment nt Washington. IMx sal- .
arles range from l.80O to 1180 por
annum. In several other departments
female labor Is largely utilised. Ac
cording to the New York JlmiUt there
are uo loss than 75,000 women, not
including domestio servants, in the
City ot Sew York who support them
selves by their own labor. I