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B ULI jETI M.
THE TWRNTY-F1EST ANNUAL STATPUPVfn no frtrn
ujt this unuJJ diaies, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B.HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1880.
Amount of Lxduib asit, Jan. 1.
1 ........ I , .V.,W0,997 6'i
Premium.... ,,. $ n;W,lU 08
Intereat and rent l."i).7)&l
Wet protU on Investments J!o47 7(t
Clalmiby death tod matured adow-
t..m.i.n"v iM,'M M
Dividend, (urruader Talotn. awl an
nuls - 2,100,410 04
Ulipouutcd endow mailt and matured
tontine pollcle l?5 KM Oft
Total paid policy-holders.,.....' 4,7!,937 97
Oivldcnd 00 capital 7,00 00
Agencieaand eammlaaluDa a-M.rm
Oaneral expeuaee KNMW9 l
oiaio, coTUJiy ana city ut. .......... ten, mm 70
Netcasb a.:t. Due. SI, l&SO.. :,100,W. Ci
Houda and mortgage f .i,47 , yi
United Statu Ix ka S.MH.Ml (JO
mate mock., city stocks, and mock
authorized )y the law. of the Hutu
- wi ....... n,-.ini,l,
Loana .ecu re u l) bond, and .lock.. T.iM.E'.' W
Heal eUt la N'iw Vork and Boston
and purchased under foreclosure.. S.HiiS,) t,-
i a.n on nana in nanus ana other n
po.Itorte. on interest and In (randi
(since received) 2,1M.07
pus from agent on account of pro-
miuma ......... ao.JJl X:
I as.WH-H ft.'
Market value of stocka and bond
over coat l.Wl.oM,'..
Interest and rent due and itemed.. M
I'remlnina due and la process of
collection (less premium paid lu
' advance, M.W ) ins,.TVI 00
Deferred premium VJi.'Jb't 311
Total anaeti, Dec. 31, ISftrt $ 41,l',iM 3.'
Total llahilltif. including legal re
erve for reinsurance of all crim
ing policies ai.HSfl.SOS 11
Total undivided urp!n.... 9:l!H2M -Jl
Of which belong (a computed) to
policies la general clas..... 4,SM,0u4 iil
Of which belong (a computed) to
policiea In tontine elan 4,283,230 Ci
Risks Assumed in 1880, $35,1 70,805 00
Risks Outstanding fl77.5ft7.703 00
R. R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
TRAX AKHIVI. TRAIN DEI'
Mall....--...-... ..loa.m I "Mall 3::
Exprex. V:.ri3a.in tKxoreM -'1
'Accom'dation. i:W p.m I tAccomdatloB..U
MISS CENTRAL R. R
tMail ft.'ttp.m ItMall S
tKxprca. 11:30 a rn tKxpre.a 0
C. 4 ST. L. R. R. (Narrow Cause )
Exprens :p.m I Eiprc"
Accom'datoln l'.';J0 p.m I Accom'dation. I :
Sundayexcur'n 8:05 p.m I Sunday excar n 8
eT.L , I.M. 48. R. R.
fExprera 2 Va m ItExpaa .12
t Accom'dation. i:')0 p m 1 1 Accom'dation. 11
CAIRO vrNCENNES R. K.
Mall 4 Ex.... 5:00a.mMll Kx ... :
Dnlly except Sunday, t Dally.
Mayor N. B. Thi.tlewood.
Treaiurer T. J. Kerth.
Clerk Dennl. J. Koley.
Oounaelor Wm. B. Utlbert.
alarahal-L. H. Hryura,
Attorney William Bendrtck.
1CAJU) or aujirk"
Firat Ward-Peter Baop. T. M. Klmbrongh.
Kecond Ward-Je Hlnkle, C. N. Hngbta.
Third Ward-B. F, Blake. John Wood.
Fourth Ward-Charle O. Patter, Adolpn 8wo-
b0Fifih Ward-T. W. Halllday. KrneatB. Pettlt.
Circuit Judtfe D. J.Baker.
Circuit Clerk-A. H. Irrin.
County Judjre K. 8 Yocuffl.
County Clerk H.J Ilnmm.
County Attorney--J . M.Damron.
County TreaaurorM ilea W. Parker.
Sheriff John ilodjre.
Coroner R. Flttiterald. ,,,,. , .
County CommlMlonert-T. W. Dalllday, J. A.
Glbb aud bamuel Drlley.
(J AV. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
conitantlr on baud
At Seventy-five cents per load.
At one dollar per load.
Tbo "trlmmlnc,"" coarae .havings and makn
the beat aummor wooa lor cooling purpope br wbii
M the cheapest ever inia id tairo. ror niaca
mtth't use In eattlnir tlr. they are unequalled
Leave your order attho Tenth atruet wood rard-
A CURE QUAHANTEED.
TttlMtm Ant Mlrta PIIU. Pltl rwdw for Chilli.
TMilnonl.il f thlrtn. eflhli rUy wondi tb fjnl(,i".
1 ' JLL, B.U6lR, 13 Unburn St, Kt TrV.
' Tk R.rt rnmal ul
Ivtl.f f .11 Chmm,
k 0 ahl.. Uh dnl.it la'tliatt
r ajMIIIMnH .ndl-.rlu.ry.
i.'i v v
a a. M.Kn bm hrJ .( Im. k.l a Atrv. and all who
Eare miserable with Dyspepsia, Rheumatism. Neural. i
Egia, or Bowel, Kidney or Liver Complaints, youTanJ
DCinyipqmTpu una ciittq ny nuns;
r .i ii, mnmf :,: " r- " 1,1
rrj--.-.tin.a .nu wmLnmi. vnii will niwl Pantera
.Ginger Tonk the greatest Dlood Ferttllier and the
n. it ..i.s t uf mtirtk lleatonrftii OaaUae.
tand far aupertor te Bitiat nd other Tonka, ft hi
and )i sire. Hiwox ft Co.. Chewiits. N. V 4
- uoijDM A VA7 AHA " '
jt ,T m i l . . aurpiuB, nveraionarT divl
dendi i will be declared, availabl on .ettlemont of
Doficie prumlum' t ordinary participating
Yrnm td. n.Jl.i.inj . .
The V.I nut Inn nf Iia .
....i ru . Kuiiwir uuiRieaaiDK naa
fZD. S "2 t!k"WJL bl.8. the
- v ui tut, vi ,icw x or.
O. W. PHILLIPS, I . , .
nmiiill3 "u,l,,r1Be,l. have, In perion. carefully
X Hm.'.nl,lw CC0UI'. '" eonnted and examined
n deUll the aauota of the aor.lety, and certify that
the fowling ataWment thereof I correct 7
BENNINGTON F. RANDOLPH.
. AMES M.UALSTE1),
Special Committee of the Board of Dlrectora,
appointed Oct. 7, 1H80, t0 examine the, aa.e".
and account at the clone of the year.
BOARD OK D1RKCTORH. 1
Hei-ry B.Hyde, John A. Stewart,
leorRO D. Moiuan, John D Jonct,
(,ore T. Adee. itobert Lenox Kennedy.
Henry A. Hurlbut. h.uncy 51. Dcpew.
n?'iW , Henry M.Alexander,
JMIhain A. Wbeelork, William Walker.
u?nSer Hn?jr' . Henry Day,
S ""'?! (i; Lm,'rti K- Bouditiot Colt.
Henry . Marquand Tboma A . Biddl,
u.H!r! iAlw1Mn'lt'r' (icorK W- t-'arleton.
Henry B. Ttjhcll ieorKe (. Kellocg,
ThomaaS. j ountr. J(IH f. Navarro,
rhoma A. t'timmlni, John J. McCook.
j "'"J I II., W. Whltewrii-ht.
Daniel I). J.ord, Stephen II. Phllllpa,
Jame M. Haletcad. Hamuifl W. Torrey
Hi,raceJ,!?,rt?,,r . CharleeO.LandoL,
Edward W. Hlmuert, Kamuel Holme.
II. F. Randolph, Theodore Wton,
Alanaon Tra.k, Alexander P. Irvlu,
Jobn Kloaue, T. DeWHl Cnylor,
A.hbel (iroeu. Louia Kitzserald,
Samue I Borrow, William M. Bliss.
Henry N, Butler, William Alexaiidtr.
Leort'e II. htewart. Samuel G. Goodrich.
JAMES W. ALEXANDER, Vice Prcs't.
SAMUEL BORROWS, 2d Vice PrtB't.
Medical Examiner: '
E. W. LambtTt, M. D., Edw'd Curtis, M. D.
E.W.8cott, Superintendent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
108 Dearborn Street, Chlcairo.
W. N. CHAINE, General Manager.
E. A. BURNETT, Affent,
Q.EOR0E II. LEACH, M. I).
Physician and Surgeon,
Stieclal atti.ntion rnilH in h Ilm....i.i. . .
ment of Hnrvlml Hlda rA .ti....... ..t
Office: Nn 10 Ri(.t,ti airM.t .u. . t,
avenne, Cairo, 111.
E. W. WUITLOCK,
Eighth aud Muth Streeu
J)R. W. C. JOCELYN,
OFFICE-Eluttk Street, near ComnercU: Avenn.
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE -VVl STATES.
On and after Monday, Jane 7th, aud until lurther
notice the ferryboat will mak trip, a follow;
LIATII LIATI LIATI
Foot Fourth t. Missouri Land'g. Kentucky Ld'g.
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.
10:00a. m. 10:30a. an. 11 a. tn.
2:00 p. ra. 2:30p.m. 8 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5;00p.a.
2 p.m. z:30p.m. 8 p.m
rpHE CITY NATNOAL BANK
W. P. HALLIDAY, Prenldent.
H. L. HALLIDAY, Vlee Pretideut,
TH08. W. HALLIDAY, Caebler.
1. (TAATt TATIX)R, w. T. HAUJBAT,
INRT L. BALMD4T, R. U. OrNNrXeRAkt,
, ii. iruj.iAiiao, rriPHXM lino,
EicLaune, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Deposit received and a general banking tosintf
toinnieroial Avenue and Eighth Street.
V. HHOSS. President.
H. WKLLH, Casbior.
T.J. KERTU,AMstant Cashier.
rTBToiii. Cairo; William Klugc.Calro;
PetorNeff. Cairo: William Woir, Cairo:
CM. OHterlob, Cairo; 0.0. I'atlur, Cairo i
K. A. Dtidor, Cairo: J.Y.Clcmaon, Caledonia!
11. Well, Cairo.
(I RNKRAL BANKING BUSINESS DONE.
- K xchaoRold and bought. Interest paid In
Ha vinira uepartment. collections niauu ana
bu lnH promptly attended to.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. TUESDAY itOBNING, AUGUST 2,
Hatutal Fruit Flavors,
Prepared from the choicest
Fruits, without coloring, poison
ous oils, acids, or artificial
Essences. Always uniform in
strength, without any adult era
Hons or impurities. Hare gained
their reputation from their per
fect purity, superior strength
ami quality. Admitted by all
who have used them as the, most
delicate, grateful and natural
tia tor for rakes, puddings,
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Mtxkera of Lnpnlln Yeait Oemi,
Dr. Price' Cream Baking Powder,
and Dr. Price' Unlqne Perfumes.
We make no second grade goods.
HILL AND COMXfJHION.
FLOUR, GRAIN AND HAY '
Egyptkn Plonring Mills
Highest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
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,
Cairo. - - Illinois
THE IOK KING.
Ready now, to furnish and deliver ICE In any
qnantlty both wboleaale and retail, and at
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES,
I respectfully solicit the patronage of all my old
frlunde and a many new one, and guarantee t hem
eatlslactlon. JACOB KLEE.
Morgan Park Military Aceademy.
Tha beat Doy; lloardlnK School In the West.
Pwparea for Colli, Sctoutlno School or Bnl
no. Location attractive and elevated, BeMlon
b-KlnaSjp, , is. l Send for catalogue toCapU
CookCo.IU 1ALC0Tr f'in.. Morgan Park,
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
NEW T0RK GRAIN.
New York, August 1,12 m.-Wheat-irregular-No.
2 Chicago, f 1 28;
No. 2 Red Winter, 1 251 38.
ORICAOO, GRAIN AND PORK.
Chicago, August 1,10 a.m.-
Pork 8epteml)cr, $17 05.
Wheat -Oct, fi 141. September.
Corn-Oct, 404'c; September, 49.
Oats--S..p 20,1,'; Sep. 29.
Chicago, August 1, 12 m.
Wheat- Oct, l 13. .September,
Corn- 8tp, 50c ; September, 50.
Ciiir-o, August 1, 1 p. M.
Pork -Oct, 17 O.j, nominal; AugUHt,
$18 00; September 18 00.
Wheat-July, $1 19!, nominal; August,
$1 20; Sept $1 15f.
Coru-Oct, 50c; August, 50c; Sep
Outs--Oct 29; August, ;31?.'; Sep
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Farnbaker arts
nt)v residing in St. Louis.
Warner's Sate Kidney and Liver Cure.
FREE OF COST.
iJr. King's New Disr.nverv fur f '..nunnin.
tion, Couahs and Colds. Asthma. Hronrhria
etc., is given away in trial bottles free of
cost to the afflicted. If von have a severe
cough, cold, difficulty of breathing, hoarse
ness or any affection of the throat or lun"-s
I ... 1 1 ... . ... o
ijv an means give tins wonderful remedy a
trial. As you value vour erstcm von nn
not afford to let this opportunity puss. We
could not afford, and would not give this
remedy awav unless we knnw it would nr.
complish what we claim for it. Thousands
01 nopeiess cases have already been com
pletely cured by it. There is no medicine
in the world that will cure one-halt the
cases that Dr. King's New Discovery will
cure. For sale by Geo. E. O'Hara, druggist,
Cairo, Illinois. (,)
A Couch. C( or Siifo Tlii.i.ur
should bo stopped. JNeglcct frequently re
sults m an Incurable Lung disease or Con
sumption, isrown s uroncinal Troches do
not disorder the stomach like cough syrups
and balsams, but act directly on the iuflam-
eu pans, auaying irritation, give relict 111
Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs, Catarrh, aud
the Tbrot Troubles which Singers and
I'UljIlt. ViK-l m a.1 1- ai.l.t. . a a.. . Va. .1 . . .
years Brown's Bronchial Tmrh PR hnvp Konn
recommended bv nhvsir lAnfi nnA a two ire
- -r I J mv . i a?
fcriVB uenecc HaEiwrnprinn nnnrr Uaan
tested by wide and constant use for nearly
an entire generation, they have attained
well-merited rank among the few staple
remedies of the age. Sold at 25 cents a
A Friend in Seed.
Time over and again Thomas' Eclectrio
Oil has proved a salutary friend to the dis
tressed. As a reliable curative for croup
in children, sore throat and bronchial affec
tions, and as a positive external remedy for
pain, it is a never-failing antidote. Paul
G. Schuh, Ageut.
Use the Paragraph Binder. Covers furn
ished free of charge. No eitra charge
over ordinary binding for the tablets.
Furnished only by The Cairo Bulletin
for putting up Letter, Note, Bill Heads aud
other printed stationery.
A Woman's Quick Wit.
The part of Tennessee through which
I have been knocked about is full of
reminiscences of the war, but there is
none of its bitterness loft. In war lime
the people were greatly divided in their
sentimouts, and no man could tell
t'other from which. This remark ro
minds me of a story I heard yesterday,
about an estimable woman of 70 odd,
who died two or three years ago, here
on the mountains. One day, during
the war, when the country was fairly
nlive with guerrillas she had oecnsion
.to take some valuable goods with her
on a trip she was making, and put
them on her horse, back of her. When
she had gone some distance in tho
woods she hoard a squad of guerrillas
approaching, and, knowing her goods
would not ho sf.fn for a momont, she
straddled her horse, man fashion, and
throwing her long skirt over the pa'k
ago behind her, completely concealed
it. When the guerrillas rode up she
was unable to guess whether they bo
lougod to tho North or to Ihe South
their uniform being no solution what
ever, (she determined, if questioned,
to play a bluff game with them, and
she soon hnd a cIihuoh to exercise her
wit. "Hello!" cnlled one of tho guer
rillas. "Hello!" she returned. "What
side are you on?" he challenged. Sun
laughed a good laugh at him as she re
plied, kicking out her foct: "Ou both
sides, of com at; can't you see?" This
brought a roar f rum tho whole suad,
mid tlioy began to banter her in her
own fashion. "Which side is your old
man on?" asked onoof them. "He's
on neither nido," tdie laughed; "he's
on his batik, and has been for years."
Such wit siivid her, and they let. Jior
pass on uumoIeHted. letter In C''t
A preacher in Rock county, Kansai,
lias been for weeks conducting a won
dorfully siiccoHsful revival: "Dear
brethren aud sisters," ho said, ono day,
"this is tho last mnoting I shall hold.
It is impossible tr, kcop up a fervor on
corn, bread and molasses for myself,
ami an ear of corn a day for my horso. -(ioil
Cost of Livinir In fWtnanw.
To those who think that living is cheap,
I would refer them to the figures below
as representing the actual cost, as near
as it is possible to get them, of the
necessity of life in this part of Ger
many in the kingdoms of Bavaria
and Wurtemburg, in the duchy of Ba
den, etc. In other parts of Germany
the prices will not vary much from
these figures, but would be higher rath
er than less, particularly in Northern
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, etc.: Pork
14 to 1G cents per pound; mutton, 15
to 18 cents; beefsteaks and beef for
roasting, 18 to 25 cents: common beef,
10 to 16 cents; chickens, 60 to 75 cents
each; butter, 24 to 35 cents; cheese, 20
to 30 cents; sausage meat, of which
great quantities are consumed, 18 to
27 cents; sugar, 10 to 12 cents; rice, 6
cents; Hour, 7 cents; beans, 4 and 5
cents a pound; milk, 4 and 5 cents
quart; potatoes, 3.1 to 90 cents per cwt;
wood, $1.25 to $5 per cubic meter
wood ami coal average by weight, 45
(irU or H0 F-ngliah pounds; eggs, 15
to H and 20 cents a doznn, etc. Itc
cent fclfei' in Lnu'd Voun'rr.
Whan the Newspaper Does it Best Work.
The press is never a more beneficent
power than when it shows the country
that while loyal to a parly and its pol
icy it is moro loyal to honor and pa
triotism. It is the palladium of liberty,
because it is the only power in a free
country which can alone withstand aud
overthrow the crafty conspiracy of po
litical demagogues. If it dues not
lead it is because It chooses to follow;
it is b'-causH it does not know that no
ofl'n o is so great ni that of molding the
opinion that makes parlies and Presi
dents; that no patronage is so power
ful as tho just fear of an unquailinjr
criticism brought homi to every word
and every aet of every public, man;
ami cornmunding its judgment to tho
intelligence and the conscience of ev
ery citizen. The political press of this
country docs not fulfill lis true function
n n i i I party chiefs in caucuses and con
ventions and Congress hvirn there is a
power mightier than all of them com
bined, which will not come nioroly at
their call, which will not bo content
merely with iho regular party trade
mark, but which for the bultc of thu
caue of its party, and despite Con
gress and conventions, will advocate
only worthy measures, and support on
ly lilting candidates. Thus, and Ums
alone, can the press of any color savo
its own party from decay, by forcing
leaders to depend for support not upon
discipline not upon patty spirit and
parly patronage, but upou tho esseu
tial excellence of the party candidates.
When leaders Know that their own
parly press, which goes into every
house ami reasons with every voter,
will ask lirst of all whether Ihe candi
date nominated ought to have been
ininnti'd and whether the policy pro
posed is a sound policy , aud whether
those who propose to .J.td are worthy
and honorable and faithful leaders, the
first care of those leaders will be to
provide a body of sound doctrine, aud
to present candidates like the old chev
alier of Franco, without fear aud with
He sat down upon a recent Sunday
morning for a quiet hour with his
newspaper. Presently a fly, socially
inclined, began to forage upon his
bald spol. U put up his hand; the fly
described a grn-'fut curve in the air,
aud came (lnn 11,1011 his ear. Ho
cuffod his ear, and the fly darted around
aud perched upon his nose. He then
put his hand to his nose six times in
succession, and the lly shot inlo the
air each time, ami returned at exactly
the samo angle. Wild with vexation,
he waved his paper in the air and mut
tered: "If I were in the habit of swearing,
should say, cuss these litlle pests!"
Then an inspiration seized him; he
yanked off his slipper, and said to his
"Here, hoy, take this anil go for
these flies, and make mummy-meat of
every one of them!"
"Shall I hit 'em on the wall?"
"Yes, hit 'em on the wall."
"Shall I hit 'cm on the table?"
"Yes, hit 'em on the wall, hit 'cm ou
the table, hit 'cm on the China teacup,
hit 'em anywhere; only bo sure that
you viaah em!"
The lad was a dead shot, and entered
upon the work with a relish. Nearly
every stroke marked the demise of one
of the hated pests. Bui after a littlo
there was silence for a space, and then
suddenly a resounding whack.
The outi'Hged parent clapped his
hand to his head, leaped to his feet,
and shouted in high (i, as he drew the
slimy remains of a mangled lly from
his glosy pate.
"Hi, tliere! you little heathen, what
do mean bv hilling me on the head in
"O, pnp!" cried the boy, with enthu
siasm, "it was a whopping groat blue
"Blufl.bult.lu well, I'll bluo-bottle
you, if you hit me ou tho head again
you hoar mc!"
And with clouded brow he resumed
his reading, while he gently stroked
the swelling bump of selt-ostncm.
rrencn orhoers nave aiwavs been in
the habit of wearing white gloves when
In full or undress uniform. Gen.
Fane, however, hits authorized the use
for nil arms of dark dog-skin for ordi
nary wear, marching, aud so on.
A New Haveu youngster is a com
plete rat-trap. He catches tho rodents
in his hands as they run into holes,
grabbing thorn just behind the cars,
and the other day captured twelve out
of fourteen as they were driven out of
Mr. Moody has discovered another
sweet singer of gospel hymns In Mr. E.
F. Miller, who lias been employed In
the car shops at Duuver, Col. lie ts a
young man, has a sweet baritone voice,
and has boon singing at Young Men's
Christian Association meetings for a
year or two. .
SERIES NO. 321
Fixed for a Rainy Bay.
The late Czar of Russia appears to
have been very well aware of the vol
canio condition of his empire, and to
have had no conlidence whatever In
tho safety of his government. The
best proof of this is that when he died
he bad deposited in the banks of Berlin
$36,000,000, ftd in the banks of Lon
don $25,000,000. Yet, while he had
thus enriched himsolf, the Russian
finances were in a d-plorable conditiou,
and the country ob d to depend up
on the irredeemable paper currency,
without a metallic basis.
Adelina Patti's Horse. '
Adelina Patti's chief amusement at
Craig-y-Nos is derived from driving
a spirited team of horses about the
country, which is "all up and down"
in every direction, one hundred yards
of level road being hereabouts as groat
a rarity as a dancing dolphin In Plca
dillv. She is a capital whip, and on
' th bn' c-f Wins with her four-footed
vassals. "Sain." her espocia.1 favorite,
is a pony of considerable parts and
strong individuality. He lives in a
loose box. from which he commands a
view of the kitchen windows, and has
made if his business to discover tho
secret of the stable door lock. Every
morning, when he first catches sight
of his particular friend, the enrdon bleu,
he opens his door, walks composodly
across the yard -there is no indecent
haste about "Sam" ascends the kitch
en sieps, and presents himself with the
assurance of a welcome visitor in the
penetralia of the culinary sanctum.
Hi presence having received due ac
knowledgment in the shape, of a suc
culent carrot, or, haply, a crisp lump
of lonf sugar, he gravely retraces his
steps to his domicile, with the some
what, self-satisliod air of an epicurean
philosopher whoso just requirements
have been promptly ami exhaustively
attended to. Whitehall Jlwiew.
A Frightful Situation.
Capt. David L Longslreet, of Sea
bright, says a New Jersey pajier, hc
coinpanii'd bv a fullow-lisherman. was,
fishing with great success in ten fath
oms water. The day was tine, tho sea
was right, and the trail, was slrong.
Suddenly the fish stopped biting.
Imstreet was unable to account for
the phenomenon, but while thinking it
over he felt the strong pull of a bltio-
tish at Ins hook. At the same instant
be saw the dorsal tin of a shark close
by the boat. The shark's tail churned
the water into foam twelve teot bolund
When the shark snapped at the blue
tish Longstreet was pulling to the boat,
he could see that it was not the com
mon nlmrk. but, the black shark, or
dreaded man-eater. Longstroet con
tinues: "I let go of my line, but the
blue-fish darted straight for the boat,
slipping under it and escaping. Tho
shark, following closely with open
mouth, plunged his nose through the
'tuck1 of the boat, about a foot forward
of the stern, and his under jaw closed
on the keel wiih a crash like the cut of
an axe in a dry tree-trunk. Water
spurtod into the boat. The shock threw
me headforemost out of the boat. I
sank.and as I rose, I felt that I was kept
under By the agitation of the water
by the shark's tail, which stirred the
water like the nrouelloi' of a tiirr. But
I struck out vigorously, and, to my
norror, came to the surface alongside
the tail of the shnrk. I put out my
hand before I realized fully where I
was, and touched his cold body, and
remember I thought, 'How hard ami
strong this is!' As I turned to swim
towards the boat my right foot struck
bis loug tail, and here is the mark of
the contact. As soon as I got to swim
ming I felt at ease. I didn't seem to
realize, as I do now, the horrible fate
that awaited mo if the struggling mon
ster alongside of mo got his bead clear
of tho hole in tho boat. I climbed into
the boat, helping myself by putting my
knee on the shark's back. Meanwhile
the other fisherman hail been shouting;
for help, and a relief-boat soon ap
proached, the strugling shark freeing
itself ami escaping."
1 1 i
Memory in Sheep,
How a man recovered his sheep
through their retentive memory is told
I was settled in North America farm
ing, and kept a number of Merino
nheep.including several valuable bucks.
These latter (with a few yearlings) I
trained to come to call, and in especial
had christened one "Jsck," and a tine
young lamb "Tommy."
Christmas, 1879.1 passed at a friend's,
and, on my return, found no response
to my calls for either of them when vis
iting the yards. I also missed about a
dozen ewes. Marks of "bobs" on the
snow near Ihe inclosure showed that
thieves had been at work, but, although
I hunted the surrounding country, I
could find 110 trace of my lost pro
perty. A month rlnpsed, and I received a
hint as to the whereabouts of the ani
mals, and, getting a search warrant, I
rode away some twenty miles, accom
panied with the marshal for the dis
trict, to a sotl lei's farm. Mv renuest
for the return of (ho loan was laughed
at, anil tho thefltlenied; but, being well
armed, my companions (by this time
Increased hi numbers) and myself In
sisted on viewing a Hock of sheep graz
ing on the prairie, some little distance
away. When about a hundred yards
off, 1 commenced calling, "Jack, Jack,
Jack! Tommy. Tommy, Tommy!"
when, to my dollght and tho extraor
dinary surprise of the bystanders, the
two sheep detached thenisolvos from
the hord, and came up to rao at a gal
lon. The whole affair was so evident that
restitution and subsequent uunlshment
of the thieves followed lo due course.
Tho poor animals had been changed as
to appearance in evory possible way,
1.... nxiitmi'v f nml a. lun 1 a nf oata. aa
'lib iiivui",; " " J , -
tfstial.) proved unimpaired. This fact
was given in court as evidence, and w
verified by tue oniookm.