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THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OP THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B. HYDE, President,
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1880.
AxniKTof LiuwE mm, Jn. i.
Im $ 3-,9),W Hi
Interwat nd rent 1.773,71 M
Net profit on ihveUnicnt laH,047 76
t 4,71tl,07 or.
CUImaby death and matured endow
"""'v f iMM 84
Dividend, dirrcader value, and eu-
nulliea., .... 3,100,4.10 04
Dtecouutcd eudowinont an matnred
tontine pollciea 178 9M Cw
Total paid policy holder ..... f 4 ,7112,837 V7
Dividend oo capital 7,000 1
Ageucl, and cammlaaloa 121.427 011
'eneral expeoM SM.sVtt ail
Stale, county and city Uie M,S48 70
Natea.k at.el. Dec. 31. lf0. , .4ns,844 04
Dirndl arid inorlKages ..... 1
United Htatee atockt
Slate .lurk, city atocki, aud atocka
authorized by tbo law ul the date,
of New York ........
Loan fecured by bou'i aud .lock
Real etate In New York and Boeton
aud purchased indnr forsclonor..
Cain on hand In banka and ltir Ue
Du from egont 011 account of pre
mium ........ ..
Market value of atocka and bond
over com ..
Interest and rent due and accrued . .
Premium due and In proee of
JOT l W
coneaiou ue premium paid In
advance, f H-vM) lH,;H3 no
Deferred premium.- - t&,55'.i 36
Total aiiota, Dec 31, 181 4i.ii,w.f.' 3J
Total llahllltiea including 1KI re
aerve for reinaurauce of all eiiat
Ing policira 31.880.W8 11
Total undivided implo.
..4 :tam u
Of which belong (aa computed) to
policies la general elaa i.HiJM 21
Or which belunge (a computed) to
pollciea In tontine claae 12S3,J30 Chi
Risks Assumed in 1880,135,170,805 00
Risks Outstanding - $177,597,703 00
R.R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R
TAS AHKIVE. TSAIN. ULrART.
tMall.. 4:10 a.m
Mall .1:85 p.n
tKxprcea 4:20 p. in
MISS CENTRAL R. R.
tMall 5 Wp.ro I tMall......
tKxpreta ll:im tXxprcaa...
3 :".' a. m
C. 4 ST. L. R. H. (Narrow Ganije )
Sxpreaa 4:30 p. m I Expre H:t0a.tn
Accom'datoin p.m I 'Accom'datlon. 1 :30 p in
Sunday exenr'n 8 05 p.iu 1 Sunday exenr'n 8 . 40 a m
ST L.. l.M. 48. K. R.
tExprM 2:5ra.m I tKxpie -Rffip tn
tAccom'datlon. 2:30 p.m tAccom dallon.il :4S a bi
CAIRO VINCENNXS R R.
Mall 4 Ex.... 5:ta,m!Mail4 Ex.... :fflp m
Dally except Sunday . t Dally .
Mayor N. B. Tbinlewood.
Trwaaur T J.Korth.
Clerk Dennli. J, Foley.
Couuaelor Wm. B. Ollbert.
Marahal L. H. Meyer,
Attorney WUllain Hendricka.
buako or AJJJaan.
Klrt Ward-Pter Saup. T. M . Klmbrotjeh.
Second Ward-Jenae Hlnkle, C. N. HnRbee.
Third Ward-B. F, Blake, John Wood.
Fourth Ward-CUrlaa O. Patter, Adolph Rwo-
b fib Ward-T. W. Halllday. Krot B. PtUt.
t'lrcnit Judge I). 3 Baker.
Circuit Clerk-A. H. Irvlu
County JudgR. S Yocum.
County Clerk S.J. Bumm.
County Attorney J. M.Damron.
County Treasurer Mtle W.Parker.
Coroner R.l'lugerald. , .
County Commlealonera-T. W. Ilalliday, J. A.
Olhh and famnel Brlley.
Q W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
coDiuntly on hna
At Seveuty-flve cpnta per load.
At one dollar per load.
The "trimming" are coaraa ahavlng aud make
t.. antnmer wood for cooklne Durooaaaae well
aa the cheapest erer aold In Cairo. For black
Leave your ordera at the Tenth atroet wood vard
rpHE CITY NAT NO AI BANK
Cairo, 1U1 not.
W. P. HALLIDAY, Prealdeut. j
H. L. HALLLDAY, Vlce-Prealdcnt.
TH08. W. HALLLDAY, Caabler.
I. BT A AT TATXOII, W. P, B AtXtDAt,-
BMBT L. HALUDAT, H. B. CDWKIKflBAM ,
a. u. ffn.UAMoN, anraiM bird,
Exchange, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUGHT ANp SOLD. 11
Dapo(ttrcWed and a general banking tui ni
TiAINTER'S MANUAL Uoaao and alcn Paint
X lug, graining. vrnlihlng, poluhmg, kaUnmlng
ac. ou ci. hook or Aipnauoi, du, book or rat.c
AlDbalieta.lW. Hlirn. Carriasn. Car. Fresco, ani
Decorative Palntlng,50. Japaneie Ornamentation
tl. SUndardSlun Writer, ti. Standard Scroll
llook, 1. Scroll and Ornament, (Loudolphn) II,
Of bookaeller or by mall- JIS8X HANKY 4
vu. iiHHaitr(ct,. 1.
From the undivided tarplua. ivtrlonary divl
aenda willba declared, available on settlement of
poUcle promi-m, to ordinary participating
The valuation of the pollciea outstanding haa
been made on the American experience table, the
O. W. PHILLIPS, I .,.,
J. U. VAN USX. J Mturlc.
We, the uudurelgued, have, in peraon, carefully
examined the account, and counted and examined
111 detail tho aaauta of the aociety, and eurllfy that
the foregoing .'element thereof la correct.
BXNN1NOTON F. RANDOLPH,
AMKS M. HALHTKD,
TII9MAH A ( UMMINH,
HEN KY S, TRKBKLL,
, JOHN SLOAN E,
Special Committee of the Board of Director,
appointed Oct. 87, infill, to examine the a.
aud accounta l the cloe bt tbe year.
Henry B Bvde,
(korg D. Morgan,
George T. Adce,
Henry A. Hnrllmt,
Henry F. Spaoldmi,
William U. ?oKg,
William A. Wbcclurk,
William O. l.ambirt.
Henry O Marquand
Jamea W, Ale lender,
Henry ft. Ti.ihii
I homaaS. Youhk,
Daniel D. Lord.
Jamca M. Halatead,
Edward W. Hlrubert,
Al union Trark,
Abbel Hrct u,
Hnury N. Butler.
John A. Stewart,
John D J once,
Kobert Lnox Eennedy,
It 11 j a 111 in Willlamaon,
Ilcury M. Alexander,
Thnma A, Biddlf ,
eorge W. Carleton,
Ooortje 0. Kellogg.
fee V. Navarro,
.lobn J. McC'ook.
Stephen n. I'hlllipt,
Samuel W. Torrey,
Alexander P. Irvlu,
T. DeWltt Cnyler,
William M. DIIm,
William Alexander. '
Samuel O. Goodrich.
(icorge H. Stewart.
JAMES W. ALEXANDER. Vice Pres t.
SAMUEL BORROWE, 2d Vice Prcg't.
E. W. Lambert, M. D., Edw'd Curtis, M. D.
E. W. Scott, Superintendent of Ajreucieu.
North Western Department.
108 Dearborn Street, ChlcK'-o.
W.N. CKAINE, General Manager.
E. A. BURNETT. AKpiit,
QJEOKOE II. LEACH, M. D.
Physician and Suroon,
Special atu-utiou uald to tbe HomcoDKthic treat-
incut of aurtfcal di'eaeea . and diaraaea of womvu
Omce: Nolo Eighth atrect, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo. III.
JR. E. W. WHITLOCK,
Ornoi No. l:f Commercial Avenoe. between
Kigbtn and Ninth Strei
JJR. W. C. JOCELYN,
OFPICK-Eightk StreeU near Comajercial Avenue.
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE V STATES.
On and after Monday, Jnne 7th, aud nntll lurtbir
notice tbefcrryboat will make trip aa follow:
LlATIa I.IATX t.XATI
Foat Fourth it. Miaiourl Land g. Kentucky Ld'g.
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. (a.m.
10:00 a. m. 10:30a.m. 11 a.m.
2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 8 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5;00p,m,
2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 1 p. m
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'8 PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY TBE CAR LOAD OR T0N.WELI
PACKED FOR 8HIPPIN0.
Oar Loads a Specialty.
Cor. Twelfth Street and Leyee,
Morgan, Turk Military Accademy.
Tbe boot Both' Hoarding School In the Weit.
Prepare for College. Scientific School or Hud
nc.a. Location attractive aud elevated, Heaaion
begin Sen. 1H, iwu. Send for catalogue toC'apt,
ED N. KIRK TALCOTl', Priu., Morgan Park,
Cook Co., 111.
THE ICH: KING.
Reatlynow.to furulahanr! ddlvor ICE lu any
... ..... a . t- .. t. 1 i. ... A ...a -1 1 .4
ROCk BOTTOM PRICES.
I rnpectfnlly solicit th p atronage of all my old
friend and a many now ouei, and gnaMnteethem
savuraction. javvu a.A.sb,
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. FRIDAY
The Great Skin Cure
Itching and Scaly Diseases,
Humors of the Scalp, and
Geo. W. Brown, 4nMarhll atrcet. Providence
R, I., cured by Cutlcura Itemed le of a Ringworm
Humor, got at tbe barber', which (pread all over
bl ear, neck lud lace and for lix year rc.isted all
klnda of treatment.
F. H. Drake, Faq., agent for Harper and Brother
Detrolt. illcli., give an a.louliblng account of hi
cete rXczema Rodent), which bod been treated by
t comultallou of phyitclan without benefit, od
which yielded to the Cuticnra Reeolvont Internally
ind Cnttcora and Cmlonra Soap externally.
H. A.Raymoud, AudlturF W J. 4 S. R. It.,
Jatkion. Mich., wa cured of Scald Head of nine
yeara' duration by tbe Cutlcura Remcdle.
Hon. Wm. Taylor, Boattu, Maaa , permanently
cured ol a humor of the face and enriy (cczcmai
that had beeo treated ODBiicce.afuUy for twelve
yeara by many of Buatou'a heat phyalclan and
moat noted Dpeclaliati. i w ell aa European an
tborltic. MILK CRUST.
Mr. Bower. 113 Clinton!., Ciucltiua'.i, rpeaks
of her litter' child, who wa cured of milk cnut
which rclted all retnedlc for two year". Now a
Dne, healthy boy, with a beautiful bead of hair.
Frank A. Bean, Steam Fire Englue , Bnaton,
waa cured of alopecia, or falling of tbe hair, by the
Cnticura Knolvent Internally aud Cuticnra and
Cutlcura Soap externally, nblcb completely re
atored bit hair when all laid be would lo.e It.
Thoruea Lce,S2Til Frankford avenue, Philadel
phia, afflicted with dandruff, which for twenty
year had covered bl. icaip with icalea one quar ter
of and Inch in tblckuea. ctirvd by tbe Cutlcura
Tbe Cutlcura Treatment cou. lit. lu tbe internal
uae of the Cuticnra Keolvcnt, tbe new Blood purl
tar, and the external tie of Cnticura and Cuticnra
Soap, the Great Skin Core.
For Buobum, Tan and Greaey Skin uao Cutlcura
aoap, aaexqal-aft toilet, bath and n artery ..native
fragrant with dellrlou flower odor tnd kealln?
Remediea for tale by all Druggicts. Price
of Cuticnra, Medicinal Jelly, email boxen,
70 rente; large boxe. 81. Cutlcura Reaolv-
ent, tbe new Blood Purlflur. 1 per bottle. Cutl
cura Soap (tbe queen of medicinal aud toilet tot pi)
ISc. Cutlcura Medicinal Shaving Soap, 15 cent.
Principal depot. WEEKS POTTER.
All mailed free on receipt of price.
Mote conttnuou. aud pow
erful electric action it oli-
MTllnifVtlne1 from CotXtSS'oI,
sWIBT tl are a xueedv and certain cure
for Pain aud Weaknea of tbo Liiuk. Liver, Kid
ney, and Urinary Ore. in. Hueumatltrn, Neuralgia
Hv.terla, Female Weakneaa, Nervoita Paine aud
VSeakneei, Malaria, aud Fever and Aiuie. Trice
25 cent.. Sold everywhere
WEEKS & POTTER. Boeton, Ma..
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IX THK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PATIKU Sc CO.,
Cor, Ninelevnlli etruut )
Commercial Avenuo I
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, KIBES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ot and Dealer iu
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK DONE TO OHDKH.
NO. 37 EIGHTH STREET,
MOBNINGr, JULY 29,
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
NW YORK ORAIN.
' Nxw Yori, July 28, 12 m.
' Wheat firmer-No. 2 Chicago, ft 21;
No. S Red Winter, $1 26.
"aiCAOO, ORAIS AND PORK.
CiiiCAoo, July 28, 10 a. m.
Pork August, 17 00; Septcm
ber, $17 81).
Wheat-August, $1 19,; September,
ill 14 T.
Corn-August, 4'4'c; September, 48'.
Outs- Aujj 30 ; Sep. 28 ; Oct. 28?,'
Cjiicaik), July 28, 12 m.
Pcrk-Beptember, 17 00. Aug 17 II22'
Wheat Aujcuat, $ 20; September,
Ct.rn-AugUBl, 49c; September, 18.
ottaAUffUst, aO-Jj' ; Sep. 2:1f.
CniCAo, July 28, 1 p. m.
iW-July, $18 10, nominal; AtiyuHt,
$1-V7,; Hcptymbcr $18 07if
fl 10.; September, $1 15;.
Corn-July, 4ftc; August, i9.iJac;
Oalg-Oct 28; August,
An Assassin at Albany.
Ai.ba.na, July 27. Home excitemeut pi e
vailed here to-day on account of a rumored
attempt to shoot Ooveruor Cornell. It
seems that a stranger walked up to the
stoop of the old capitol, and was about en
tering, when Superintendent Hyde, noticing
the strange appearance of the man, who
was carrying an old fashioned gun on his
shoulder, asked hitu where he was go
ing. He replied, "I am the adjutant gen
eral of this state." Hyde nt once saw the
man was probably crazy, and fearing that
sume harm to the state officials was intend
ed, asked him for the gun. The stranger
declined to give it up, wlmu a struggle en
sued for its posHi'Rsinn, and Hyde secured
it, it was unlooded. The stranger, who i
evidently recovering from a spree, gives the
name of Patrick McLane, blacksmith, of
Whitehall, N. Y.
ThePaua Democrat has ceased to exist.
Peoria is afflicted with eight doily papers.
The'C'oles county lair grounds have been
enlarged, and now contaiu 33 acres.
A Peoria man is talking of building a
summer hotel at Scnachcwiue lake.
Liquor dealers will hold a state conven
tion at Bloomington, September 14th.
The teachers' institute is in session at
Decatur, with one hundred teachers in at
tendance. Dr. Adams, president ol Wesleyan uni
versity, Bloomington, has departed for Eu
rope. Peoria is clearing away the buildings on
the site of the proposed union depot I t
Two deaths have occurred at Elgin from
malignant diptherin, and several others
have been attacked by it.
A largo 1mm belonging to Rcnjamin
Clark, ten miles east of .Princeton.1 burned.
Loss $3,000; insured for $1,000.
The new artesian well at Strcator con
tains 1J4' ounces of salt to each gallon,
and discharges 100 gallons a minute.
E. W. Anderson, lately of the Taylorvillu
Journal, is associated with J. L. Simcox in
publishing the Edwardsville Times.
N. B. Rappleye, a well-known renl estate
broker ot Chicago, has been held by Jus
tice Hawkinson iu $1,000 bonds to answer
the charge of perjury.
James R. Doyle, tho Chicago coiintei loit
er, has been released on bail, four farmers
from his neighborhood signing his bond
and accompanying him to the races.
Peons strict railroad stock was only
worth 8()c several years ago; it is now
worth f 1 .60. They run cbts every five
minutes both ways, nnd nil the cars run in
summer arc excursion cats.
Mendota people, failing to ngree with
their mayor, are now at work trying to
oust him by throwing away their old char
ter to organize under the state law, and
thus get a new election.
IIOW IT PAYS AS A PURfNKHS.
In view of the fact that stock raining of
every description is one of tho great indus
tries of the groat aud to some extent, of
every inhabited oouuty in tho country ; some
facts concerning tho profits derived there
from m tho fur west will bo of interest to
the stock raisuriof this and other counties,
and may induce mou with
mourn to use their money 'profits
bly to themselves iu an endeavor to supply
the constantly growing demand for stock.
The followiug account is trom the "New
North West," a paper published rUDcer
Lodg, Montana Territory, ami may
be relied upon as correct,
Circuit Clerk A. H. Irvin, being
personally acquainted with Mr. Peter
Valiton, the gentleman referred to in the
account, pronounces him to be perfectly
reliable in his statements. Here is the ac
count: "We hve seen a number of estimates
made on the business of sheep husbandry,
generally based npon future operations and
the purchase of foreign sheep. The cal
culations footed up enormous profits, but
coutmning uncertain elements, were unre
liable to that extent. We have secured,
however, from Pete Valiton, Esq., a copy
of his account covering the actual coBt and
yield of his heard during tho year just pitst,
which reduces the question to mathema
tical certainty, and makes a very Cno show
ing, indeed, for the year. The slieop were
acclimated and healthy a year ago, and the
account aliow as .follows:
T. "i'lCJ aheen, at .l , ..
To SO tone of bav, at $l,l
To two herder. 1 year each ......
. 10 01
. m 00
, -jno c;i
To prnvlaiona for hurrlm-a
To extra help during eou
To two camp onttlta
To expenaw of ahesring
Ity eala ol unol
$ t,rJJ m .
nrinffoaflitta.-.... .4; in
By s;o Umbe. at I so 2,i;s W
L"M mhaeu died...
.. 130 00
This shows a profit of nearly 07 percent
for the investment nnd personal attention,
exclusive of the cost of sheds, etc., and is a
very tine remuneration. These Hie Mr.
Valiton 'b acttiiil figures lor the year last
Elsewhere in the same paper the follow
ing little item, which shows the great ex
pectationsthat other herders have, appears:
"Con Kulirs, Eq., left for Sun river this
week to inspect his herds. If the market
keeps up he expects to sell $(10,000 or $70,-
000 worth of steers tins fall."
Treatnvnt of Bums.
I'of (lip s Vein burns often I'BeeivO'l
in til f-c 1 : 1 1: 1 , ,,f powtler 1 A,luini, Herr
Fuller used the follmving ti-ea:iue!it
wilh the best siieeiHs; Thi1 pei'vin first
has a warm Imth. then tlm burnt puns
and their neighborhood are washed
with a solution of thymol, then sprin
kled with thymol tor a few minutes.
The vesicles formed are not touched.
The raw surface is painted with linseed
oil containing 1 per cent, thymol. The
patient is placed on a caoutchouc mut
tress, or supported so as to avoid pres
sure on tho burned part. Thymol is
applied tit lirt every ten minutes, with
a broad, soft brush; it. relieves the pain
greatly. During the first davs it is al--.
tp?stedly sprayed, . When ih
vesicles bar shrunk and dried (in
about ten days), they are opened with
disinfected scissors, while thymol is
sprayed; then, the thymol oil above re
ferred to is appliod.
A dog frequently worries a cat, but
man. who is nobler than the dog, wor
Stale Smok. ,
The Elmira Gazette tells a little to
ry concerning an innocent young lady
rthohad for r friend one Ssam Harri
aon. The young lndy and some ctier
K'rls wero tni:. i i : ; ..f their likos and
dislikes. One said she liked the smell
of tobacco smoke so much; another
said the same, and the whole crowd
echoed the sentiment. Then Sam's
girl said: "Yes, the smell of fresh
smoke is delightful, but I don't like the
taste of it when it's stale.11
"Taste of it!11 said another, "how
taste of it? You don't smoke, I hope.11
"No." was the answer, "of course I
don't smoke, but; you know Sam doe1',
all the time, mid it gots into his mous
tache, and --nn I and'1 by this time
the girls had recovered and looked at
each other, aud the speaker began to
blush, and the pressure was only re
lieved by some one asking if the church
fair was an assured success.
The Depressing Kesulta of Hying
Take one dream aud hope that for
centuries lias vainly puzzled people,
and assume that that may be realized.
What, if the next century should see
aerial navigation a fact and man should
be Bble to fly! Very many behove that
this certainly will be accomplished, at
aome time or other, and many of our
f;reatest discoveries have come sudden
y when they did como. Let us have
the power of self-propulsion through
the air. with the speed that would do
involved in progress through so light a
medium, and toe changes that would
follow are too many and sweeping for
the imagination to take in at once.
Let it be fairly accomplished and it
would probably bring on. to begin with,
the greatest financial crash ever seen.
It is a little in tbe line of historical
irony that the first result of the full
power to rise should be depression
Aerial navigation would mean paraly
sis to the railroad interests which have
bocomo such a monstrous power lu the
country. Turn th air Into a highway
like the ocean or the lakes, and the day
of railway dictation, indeed of railway
business, is over. So vast investments
cannot be abandoned without the ut
most financial disturbance. But the
final offect of course would bo bene
ficial. Nearly a Miracle.
E. Asenith Hall, Binghamton, N. Y.,
writes : "I suffered for several months with
a dull pain through left lung and should
ers. I lost my spirits, appetite and color,
aud could with difficulty koep op all day.
My mother procured some Burdock Blood
Bitters; I took them aa directed, anil have
felt no pain sinco first week atter using
them, aud am now quito well." Price
$1.00, trial size 10 ccnU.
ITEMS OF DTTEEE3T.
"H who drifts into journalism,"
says a recent writer, "rarely leave it."
This explains why we have so many
Colorado votes next fall on the ques
tiort of the locai ion of tho State cap
ital, and the Denver people begin to
be afraid that their oil v will lose it.
Miss Mary Anderson is a devoted
Catholic, and maybe seen every Sun
day at the Catholic Church at Long
After alt, the Mayor of Philadelphia
had to go back to antiquity in order to
find authority for the suppression of
fireworks, Tbe law under which his
proclnruntinti is issued wai assed In
- The hHorio Bonaparte Park at Bord
entown, N. J., once tho home of the
ex-King of Spain, Joseph Bonaparte,
is about to be turned into a mammoth
rr.a Wno shop. Tho price to be paid
The Philadelphia Chronicle says:
"After an attendance of six weeks at a
school for cooking a Philadelphia wo
man baked a loaf of bread so heavy
that she broke her b;w:k whire lifting it
out of the oven.
"When a man's money is gone.11
says the Boston Globe, hij'&i.ejids;
drob.' offliko Aattf&i'frm a .'pair ot
ready-made patiTs." We are at toss--
to understand from this paragraph
whether our esteemed contemporary
has lost his money or his pants.
The Green Mountain State is trying
to claim a monopoly of hotel men. It
has been asserted that u majority of
the leading hotel-owners and managers
in this country either were bom or
have lived within twenty-live miles of
Bellows Falls, Vt.
When in Japan, Cyrus W. Field vis
ited the home of a Japaneso merchant,
and to afford some idea of the elegance
of the entertainment ho relates that
the tea was made iu his presence in a
golden tea-kortle. . He nlso snys that
tho Japaneso taste in art is exquisite. .
Among recent valuable additions tw
tho British Museum are some rare Mex
ican books, including a few of the Oitrl
iest productions nf the Spanish-American
press, which belonged to tho Pres
ident, of the Emperor Maximilian's
fii-ft Ministry, Don J".se Fernainlo Ram
irez. There are twenty-live societies in tbe
United States engaged iu preventing
cruelty to children, la many of the
States the societies protect both ani- .
mala nnd children, but it eertaiuly
would hftem that there was work enough
of Bueb. u uature to provide employ
ment for separate- organisations.
In consequence o( the decision of the
Edinburgh U. P. Presbytery in the ctuo
of the Rev. Mr. Duncan, of Leith,
against whom a charge of plagiarism
had been made, nbottt .ii0 members of
the f'Mttgregiitiiiu havo resolved to sever
JiiVir '.on neet ion with the church so
long as Mr. Duucaa remained minister
Mr. Vanderbilt has ordered from tho
French artist, Paul Lefebvre, a mag
nificent ceiliug for his wity sown room.
The design represents the departure of
"iNigni, pnrt ol tue canvas snowing a
beautiful figure of ."Sleep," recumbent
on rosy clouds, while a little winged
elf bends over to awaken her with a
Statistics recently collected in France
show that, since M72, tho total number
of men who have passed through the
ranks of tho active French army is
l,154,79(i. About two-thirds of them,
or 7G9.864 men, have served an average
time of 4 jears, while the remaining
third, or :i8t,0.S2, have served only
about 10 mouths. It is not recorded
how many of thos l,lri t,700 men are
still alive aud available for military du
ty. Some interesting figures respect
ing the selection of men for service
are, however, given. In 1872 the num
ber found liable to it was ,'503,810, of
whom 30,433 wore discovered, on ex
amination, to be untit for it, leaving
the number declared fit at 273,877, and
the actual number enrolled in the act
ive army at 1.S6.010. From 1872 down
to 1879 these figures varied only a few.
thousand moa wilh each year.
Tho Gridley (Cal.) Ucrnld is respon
sible for the story that a sand-hill
crane, which was killed nearthat place
recently, was not less than 98 year
old. A wire was found around the
bird's neck, suspended from which wn
a silver quarter dollur, bearing this In
scription: "Cant tired nlFortdiiQuesne,
Mav '2b, 178.1." "Released at Fort
Doarborn, Nor. 17, 14(5."
"Boot stroichor to tho royal family1'
)h a decidedly odd title, yet there still
lives at Baden nn old man who for
many years tilled this oflico to tho
father of tho present Austrian Emper
or. His only duty was to wcartfm
Archduke's hew boots until they were
snfikieutlv easy for his royal master,
and the old retainer now enjoys a com
fortable ponsion for bis services.
Ladies who paint silk, satin, or vel
vet screens, fans, dresses, ribbons, etc.,
are notified that an Italian has invent
ed a preparation by which all kinds
of stuft's may bo painted in oil and the
painting remain. Ou silk and satin,
the colors are as brilllaut as enamels,
and become changeable like tho roilec
tions of tho silk itself. Neither gnm .
nor varnish is to bo found in tho col
ors, and they, therefore, never blackon.
(irent Britain's population Is 35.000,
000. Leaving out India and China,
Great Britain now ranks sixth in num
ber of inhabitants among the great
States of the world. Russia is first,
ths United States second, and the oth
ers follow in this order: France, Ger
many, Austria-Hungary, GreafBritain,
Italy, Turkey ami JSpaiu.
Blessed are they that have nothing, .
sometimos. A case in point: A market-woman
In Toronto. Can., caused
the arrest of ' a respectable-looking
voting' man by accn!ng him of passing
bad! bill on her. ' .She atllrmed that
she gave him 11.70 in change. The
respectable-looking young man was
thereupon soarchod, and was found not
to have a penny in his possession. He :
: '.' ts
was mscuarcuu. .