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CAIRO. ILLIN0I8. TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9, 1881.
NEW SERIES NO. 327
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
i HENRY B. HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1880.
AnouMTor Lsooia mm, Jan. 1.
lust) .. t 3-.,WO,997 82
Inuirc.t and rent.
Not iirotll on Investments .
Claims by death ud matured endow
ments 2,507,564 84
Dividend!, surrender values, and an-
nultlei 3,100,410 04
Discounted endowment and matnrod
tout I no policies-.... ITS.fltM 00
Total paid nollcy-holdiirs.
Dividend oo eapltat
State, county and city taies
t 4,7W,987 Vt
Not cash aesuts, Vac. 81, 1880. . $ W,4D0,H 0.
Bonds and mortui;flK.....,... f .0M,4r,yi
United Htates stoiks .,513.591 "0
State storks, elty stocks, and stocks
authorised hy the law of the statu
of New Vork R.!7,4:ii 47
Loani ser.urnd by bonda and stocks. 7,(4,5ij Hft
Ileal osUte in New York and Boaton
nd purchanod undor forwlnsnre.. 8,M,!t3 H.
Caahonhand In hank and other de
positories on intercut and In tranall
(since received) .,l(fl.n7!a
Da 3 from sterns on account of pre
mium .. ... 219,4132
Market value of atock and bond
over cost .. l,Ml,n.M,28
Interest and rent due and accrued.. ."XVi.SOS tto
premium due aud in prof en of
collection (lea premium paid In
advance, p&vn) . im.XVi 01
Deferred premiums i9n,5MI 3H
Total ests, Dec31,lSS0 41.1'S.fSOa
Total llabllltiea including legal re
d'Tve fur ruinaurauce of all exist
tug policloa 31.880.? 11
Total undivided aurplua.... f t,S3,:.M 'ii
Of which belong" (a computed) to
policies ia general clan.... 4,W5,04 SI
Of which belong (a computed) to
pollclea in tontine claaa ..4,38-1,230 00
Bisks Assumed in 1880, $35,170,805 00
Riaks Outstanding $177,597,703 00
R. R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL Ii. R.
TRAKfl AMOVE. TRAIN DBTAItT.
Mall . 4:t0a.m
Accom'dation, 4:00 p. m
Mail 8:35 p.m
MISS CENTRAL R. R.
Mall ... .Vlp.mtMall........ .. 3:SSa.m
tExpress.-...,. Il::j0a tn tKxprea 8:at a.m
C. ST. L. R. K. (Narrow Gauge )
Express '. 4:)p m I Expre...M . 9:40 a.m
AeconTdatofn lg:an p.m I Arcom'datlon. 1:S0 p.m
Sundayexcur'n 6:05 p.m I Sunday txcur'n 8:40 e.m
ST L.. I.M. t S. R. R.
tKxprea g:Va.m ItKxpress 12:05p m
tAccom'datlon. i:)p.m Accom'dation. 11:45 a m
CAIRO VINCENNES R. R.
Mall ft Kx... 5:00 a.m Mail Ex.... 9:3p.m
Dally except Sunday. r Daily.
M ayor N . B . Thiatle wood.
Treasurer T J. Kerth.
Clerk Denni. J, Foley.
Counselor Wm. B. Olfbert.
Marbal-L. H. Meyere,
OABD Or ALD1IU11.
Ktret Ward Peter Banp. T. M . Klmbrongh.
Second Ward-Jesse Hinkle, C. N. Hughe.
Third Ward B. K. Blake, John Wood.
Fourth Ward-Charlee O. Patler, Adolpb Swo-
Win Ward-T. W. BallldaT. rneat B. Pettit.
Circuit Judge D.J.Baker.
Circuit Clerk-A. H. Irvin.
County Judge R. S Yocum.
County Clerk 8. J. Hnmm.
County Attorney J. M.Damron.
County Treaurer-Milea W. Parker.
Sheriff John Hodjre.
Coroner-R. Kltrperald .
County Com mlMlonera-T. W. Halliday, J.
Glbb and ramucl Briley .
CAIRO BAPTIST. Temperance hall on Tenth
atreet; preachlog Brat and third Sunday in
eaCi month, 11 a m.and7:W p. m : prayer moet
IneThumday, 7:30p. m. , Bunday fchool, 9:30 a.m.
Rav. A. J. HESS, Paator.
CHCRCn OF THE REDEEMER (KpUcopal)
Fourteenth treti Sunday 7:00 a. m.. Holy
Euchaalat; :30 a. ra , Sunday achnol ; 10:45 a.m.,
Morning prayer; 8:00 p. m.. evening prayer. F.
P. Davenport, 8. T, R. Rector.
IIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHUKCH.
1 Preaching at 10 :W) a. m., 8 p. m., and 7:80 p. m.
Sabbath acliool at 7:30 p. m Rev. T. J. Shore,
I DTHERAN-Tblrteenth atreet; arvl6e-IbT
XJ oatu a. ni. , ounuay kuvwi i. m.
HfETHODIST-Cor. Eighth and Walnut atreeU;
prayer meeting, Wedneeday 7:90 p. m.; Sunday
School, 9 a. m. Rev. Wbittaker, paitor.
PRESBYTERIAN -Eighth atreet; preaching on
Sabbath at 11:00 a. m. and 7:80 p. m.; prayer
mectlUR n eaueuT i .r t. m. , ouuunj ot.uuv(
atap.RI. JM1V 1 mnuji.
CT. JOSEPH'S--(Koman Catholic) Corner Cro
O and Walnut atreet; eervicea nanoain iu:sua.
n.; Sunday School aix p.m.; veepere ap. m.; aer
ncta every day at 8 a. m. Rov. O Hara, Priest.
ST PATRICK'S (Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
etroet and Washington avenue; aervicee Sab
oath 8 and 10 a. m. ; Veapera 8 p. m. I Sunday School
a p. m. ervlcea every day at 8 a. m. Ret. Miwtereon
Q W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
constantly on hand
At Seveuty-flve cents per load.
At one dollar per load.
The "trimming!" are coarse ahavlng and make
us nest inmmer woou tor eooaing purpoaes as well
a the cheapest ever sold In Cairo. For black
amlth' use Insetting tires, they are unequalled
wave ynor oraeis at tn xentu trt wooa rard
From the andlrtdad aurplua. rTralonrr divl
denda will be declared, available on aattlement of
"".hnual premium, to ordinary participating
Tax valuation of the policies outstanding haa
been made on the American experience table, t be
ag-j iiauu.ru ui win eisie tinw jorK
O. W. PHILLIPS, I ,,.
We. the undnralRned, have. In person, carefully
examined the account, and counted and examined
in detail the assuta of the socliy, and certify that
the foregoing statement thereof 4 correct.
BENTilNWTON K. RANDOLPH,
.IAMBS M. HALHTKD,
THOMAS A CUMMINS,
Bpoclal Committer of the Board or Director,
appointed Oct, S7, 1W, to examine the aaaeta
aud account at the clote of the year.
Ueorge D. M org en,
(ieorue T. Adi,
lienry A. Hurlbut,
Henry If. Bpauldlng,
William H. Hogg,
William A. Wbeelock,
William O. Lambert,
Henry O. Marquand
Jame W. Alexander,
Henry S. Terbell
Tbomaa A. Cummin,
Daniel D. Lord,
Jame M. nalatead, ,
Edward W. Himbert,
Henry N. Butler,
George U. btewart.
Johtj A. Stewart, ;
, John D Jonen,
lUjlwrt Lenox Kennedy,
H ojamin Wllliamaon,
Henry M. Alexander,
K. Boadlnot Colt,
Thorn A. Biddle,
George W. Carleton,
Joae K. Navarro,
John J. McCook.
Htephva H. Phillip,
Hamuel W . Torrey,
Alexander P. Irvlu,
Will'am M. Bile.
William Alexander, -
Samuel G. Goodrich.
JAMES W. ALEXANDER, Vice Pres't
SAMUEL BOKROWE, 2d Vice IWt.
E. W. Lniubcrt, M. D., Edw'd Curtis, M. D.
E. W. Scott, 8oprintcndent of Ageucics.
North Wentern Department.
Iffl Dearborn Street, Chirago,
W. N. CRAINE, General Manager.
E. A. BURNETT, Agent,
CAIRO AN1 NEW MADRID PACKET-
TO NEW MADRID.
vV. J. TURNER, Master.
J. K. MUSK, Clerk.
Leave Cairo for New Madrid and war point
every Tueaday. Thuradav and Satunlay at 2 p. m
Aeturnlug leave New Madrid Wednesday, Friday,
and Muoday at 7a.m.
For freight or paaseire apply to
JAMES BIGGS, Agent.
Citt Clxrk's orncE 1
Cairo, 111., August 4, 1881. J
Scaled propoasls will be received at this office,
directed to the undersigned, until (o'clock p. tn
Tuesday, August iird, 1H81. for furniablng AOOfect,
men internal piameter, s piy wun a piy
strenethened, and sealed ends, Are engine rubber
hose, fitted with Caswell's automatic couplings,
delivered here. Said bldato give weight of bose
per section and number of sounds water preanure
per sou a re Inch, iruaraoteed to .tand alsofor leuirth
of time such hoso are warranted. The right to
reject any and all bids is resi rved.
u.j. ruLBi, my i icric,
PROPRIETOR OF 8FROAT8 PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in loe.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON.WELI
PACKED FOR 8HIPPINQ.
Oar Loads a Specialty.
O F F I O K t
Cor. Twelfth Street and Leyee,
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK DOME TO ORDER,
NO. 37 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo. - Illinois
Morgan Fark Military Accademy.
The best Boys' Boarding School In the West.
Prepares for College, Selecting School or Busi
ness. Location attractive and elevated, Session
begins Hep. la, 1HS1. Send for catalogue to Capt,
EI N. KIRK TALCOTT, Prln., Morgan Park,
Cook Co., III.
Kattmd fedt Flavors.
Prepared from the choicest
Fruits, without coloring, jwison
ous oils, acids, or artificial
Essences. Alwaytt uniform in
strength, without nun luttiltrm
tions or impurities. Have gained
their reputation from tlieir per
fect purl t a, superior strength
and fjutiiitf. Admitted by all
who have used tliem as the most
delicate, grateful and natural
flavor for cukes, ' puddings,
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Maker of Lnpalin Yeast Genu,
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder,
and Dr. Price's Unlqne Perfumes. .
W e make no second grade goods.
Q.EORGE II. LEACH, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon,
Special attention paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment of auruical diseases, and diseases of women
Office: MolO Eighth street, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, III.
)U. E. W. WHITLOCK,
Ornoa No. 13 Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth aud Ninth Street
JR. W. C. JOCELTN,
OFFlCK-Eighta Street, near Coma-ercla! Avenue.
(JAIRO CIT FERRY CO.
THREE Vto STATES.
On and after Monday, June 7th, aud until turther
notice the ferryboat will make trips as follows;
LIATIS LBAVIS LIAVIS
Foet Fourth St. Missouri Land g. Kentucky Ld'g.
8:00 a. m.
10:00 a. m.
' 2 p.m.
8:30 a. m.
2:30 p. m.
V a. m.
5;i p. m.
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D V Tli,Prrir 1 1 nytne ratemumce mavsttii,
lviijrivlilninnatcsafls. he patented hv
us. Being opposlto the D. 8. Patent Department,
and engaged In Patent business exclusively, we can
make closer searcnes, sna secure i atoms moro
promptly, and with broader claims, than those who
are remote from Washington.
TXTVWMnPaTDQ nd ua a model or sketch f
111 yrjil lUaOyonr devico; we make ex
aminations and advise a to patentability, free of
charge. All correspondence strictly confidential.
1'riree low, ana nn cnarge nnieaa i-sumns-secureo.
We refer In Washlnirton. to Hon. I'ostmasUir
General D. M. Key, Rev. F. D.Power The German
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Patent Office and to Senator and Ropreaentatlvea
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State In the Union and In Canada. Address
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MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
N1CW TOUK GRAIN.
New York, August 3, 18 M.
Wlieat-irregular No. 2 Chicago,
1 24. No. 2 Red Winter, $1 801 31J.
OHICAOO, ORAIS AND PORK.
CniCAoo, Auguat 8, 10 a. m.
Pork Oct, 17 02.
Wheat -Oct, $1 17; ' September,
Ctrn-Oct, 55c- Hep, 54c.
OatH-Stip 32; Oct. 32?..
; Chicauo, August 8, 13 m.
Pork-Sup 17 02j Oct. 17 90.
, Whttat-Oct, $1 17; Beptembcr,
1 171 18.
Oats-.Oct, H2; Sep. 33?,'.
C'liu-AoorAugust 8, 1 r. m. '
Tork - Oct, $17 00; August,
$17 87!)2; Septembor $17 8793J.
A Wheat Oct, $1 11-, August,
$1 24K;Jtept $1 l'7tbl8.
Corn Oct, 55 Tc; AugUHt, 51c; Sep
Oats-Oct 32 J8; Sep, 32 ft-
Run Over and Killed.
Vanoalia, III., Augtut 7. This morn
ing about 3 o'clock No. 14, west bound
freight on the Vandalia road, run over ami
killed Pat Goodwin just inoide the city
limits. When fotinJ he was lying diagon
ally across tho track, near the crossing of a
street, with both legs completely severed
from the body and one arm and shoulder
crunhed iuto a shapeless mass. It was evi
dent that the bodv had been carrind a dis
tance of thirty or forty feet from where the
death dealinr: engine first struck it, as both
legs and particles of bone were found
strewn along the track. He was formerly a
section boss on the Vandalia Road, just
west of this city, but was discharged a few
days since, in consequence ot which it was
thought he took to hard drinking. Coro
ner Fitzgerald held an inquest this morn
ing at 10 o'clock, which resulted in the
verdict that the deceased came to his death
while intoxicated by being run over by a
freight traiu. He was 34 years of age and
leaves a wife and two children in destitute
First Passenger Train.
Carthage, Mo., August 7. The first
passenger train on the Missouri Pacific ar
rived tonight, and will start to-morrow
morning at 4 o'clock.
A Genuine Case of Asiatic Cholera.
Galena, III., August 7. The people of
Fcnnimore Grant county, 111., and those
living in that neighborhood are terribly ex
cised over a genuine case of Asiatic cholera
which resulted fatally in that town yester
day. The victim was named Alvern Palm
er. The leading physicians of Grant coun
ty attended the man and report that it is a
genuine case of Asiatic cholera.
Mrs. Ira Mulhollaad. Albany, N. Y.,
writes: "For several years I have suffered
from oft-recurring billious headaches, dys
pepsia, aud complaints peculiar to my sex.
Since using your Burdock Blood Bitters I
nin entirely relieved." Price $1.00, trial
size 10 ceuts.
My patent adjustable HARROW is be
lieved to be the best, as well as the cheap
est harrow that has ever been offered to the
farmer. I sell a first class standard two
horse harrow that will easily harrow 20
acres in a day, for ten dollars, all complete.
They can be ordered by letter and shipped
according to directions warranted to give
satisfaction. Or, if a farmer wishes to
make it at homo and save freight, and give
is just the size and weight he wants, I will
tell the plan with instructions and right
to mako one, and send it by mail tor one
dollar. If village mechanics wish to make
it to supply their customers, I will -give
them very favorable terms, and they will
have in addition the advantage gained by
saving freight. It is very simple and easy
to make. 8end for circular nd price
tlis, 8. Hutchinson, Gnggsville, Pike Co.,
SOIENTiriO AND USEFUL.
The Iron Age state that the first rolling-mill
In America was built at Mid
dlohoro, Mass., for Petor Oliver, one of
the Crown Judges in the Province, in
tlm year 1751.
Mr. Jauniuann proposes to manufac
ture an improved soap by dissolving
twenty-eight parts of soda ash in 100
parts of molass 's, and then stirring ia
100 parts of oloio nelil.
Efforts are now in progress to attract
to Louisiana the silk-growers of Prov
ence, whose prospects in France have
been blighted by plagues affecting
grapevines and the silk culture. I
Mr. W. 11. Preece suggests that the
flow of tidal waters, and in ' elevated
stations wind power might bo used to
roduce tho cost of producing the cur
rent for tho electric light.
A Dresden man has made good
lubricant for shafts by mixing the
whites of eggs with the finest graphite
Sowder, until the consistency of firm
otigh. This H kepi in boiling water
until the whole is coagulated. The
mass Is then reduced to powder.
A newly varnished cartingo is liable
to spot. To prevent this some wash
the carriage two or three timos In clean
cold water. nrriie'I with a sponge in
stead ot using a nose; mis win netp
harden the surface, and prevent it, to
some extent, from being injured by the
mud or water getting sphiilied on it.
Mr. Michel Rossi states that the accu
mulations of tire-damp are accompani
ed by faint subterranean noisos, which
the microphone indicates with much
sensibility. By graling'sounds this in
strument proclaims tho escape of gas,
and Mr. Rossi argues I hut this, added
to baroniotic warnings, would forewarn
tho superintendents of mines nnd con
sequently prevent explosions.
Tho Sanitary engineer says of mac
adomizod streets: It would he difficult
to find a material better calculator to
irritate the eyes, the throat, the lungs,
not to speak of the feelings of the un
fortunates who have to encounter it,
than the tine dust which is ground from
a macadamized city street when not
properly oared for. And whore in tho
United States is there a cily which takes
proper care of its streets?
It appears that a wholesale dealer in
the North of Riirwia haa each season to
disooso of ifX),000 of bad eggs
laid by hens. These eggs ha divides
into seven classes, according to the
state of depomposition. From some of
them he proposes to extract -the so
called egg-oil, which may bo used in
the manufacture of soaps, and he also
suggests that pggs unlit for human
food may be found of advantage in
making artificial manures.
. A correspondent of the Baltimore
jSVm thus describes a filler which he
says ho uses with perfect success for all
tho water his family requires. It is a
gallon gbtss funnel with a small pieoe
of sponge in tho bottom, and on which
rests half a dozen slender slicks to fa
cilitate the percolation, then plitced at
intervals nil around and bt'uoiith a
niece of muslin a foot or so square.
J'he muslin is filled with, say, a pint of
closely powdered charcoal. Through
tnis he tillers tho w.tier. At liVt a lit-'
tie of the charcoal paises through, but
it soon becomes a p 't-'pnt HHt.
Scenery in Central Trance
The sides of the l'uv are covered
with a great variety of wild flowers,'
yellow foxgloves, the large yellow gen
tian, delicioiislv fragrant fringiMl dian
thus of all shades from the most deli
cate rose-pink to the deepest rose col
or, everywhere the air being sweet with
them; then there are great varieties of
exquisite little heaths and campanulas,
and lovely little deep-orauge potent il
las and hawk-weeds. Nothing is morn
delightful than to stand bwfure one of
the sharp ridges of the Puy, rising
boldly against the deep blue sky, and
from lotty summit to bae you ee
fringes of exqui-ite flowers, their fra
gility and brightness contrasting strik
ingly with the rugged aomberness and
soverity of tho mountain. All around
us lie masses of scone, reminding us
that wo are among tht great extinct
volcanoes of Central Kniiieu, Looking
down ou the line of the Joriios below
we see clearly enough the shape of the
original critters, that of tho Puy do Pa
riou being conspicuous. We bivou
acked on a breezy hillside mid break
fasted with excellent appetite. Mean
time, party after party of tourists kept
arriving, and the broad summit soon
wore tho aspect of a vast picnic. The
atmosphere was tranoparent enough
for us to make out the dill'ereiit fea
tures of the wonderful panorama
around tis the vsst range of the
Domes, the Mont Dore ami the Pie do
Sancy totv r'ni" :'ivn the rest; south
ward the Ve-lsiy and the Cevennes; east
ward the Jura range; westward Cler
mont, with its environment of vino-clad
hills and villages dottnd hero and
there; further westward still, tho plitiis
of Limagne. My companion tola mo
that, when on this spot a few years
back he found among the Roman ruins
Gallo-Roman coins, fragments of pot
tery, etc. Now nothing is to be ob
tained by the most persistent searcher,
It is the geologist who will especially
find interort and occupation here. '
the little restaurant attached to tin''
State Observatory we saw a dozen ot
more superb Si. Bernard dogs. These
noble creatures enjoy entire indolence
at this season of tne year, but during
the w inter which ofteu lusts from Sep
tember to April they aro occupied as
in Switzerland, wiin tho rescue of
snowbound travelers. Macmitlmit
The Fellowjhip of Hand-sbaking.
Amongst the Uot.ruis a hand was the
emblem nf good faith, and tho almost
universal ndoptinn of the claspod hands
in marriage, and othor solemn cere
monies, proves this lo have beeu a ciu
totn instinctively considered as emble
matic of union and fidelity; unfortun
ately just, ss tho kiss, at any rale, be
tween women and rotations, Iras ceas.ul
to be a token of the truest nu I strong
est affoclion. so has tho hand-shake
fallen somewhat from its high stato,
and become a moro idlo ceremony, not
necessarily conveying an impression of
any special interest or regard. Though
not an unerring index to a man's char
acter, it gives a cIho to it at least ns
trustworthy as phrenology ami physi
ognomy. ' For instance, the man of an
honest, opou nature is not likely to use
habitually the hand-shake secretive,
nor will iie of modest, kindly disposi
tion only vouchsafe two lingers to his
friends. The languid hand-shnke will
generally bo found peculiar to persons
of cold, lymphatic temperament, while
the hand shake which is rotontlve shows
what may be, in many respects, a lino
character marred by a cortaln solf-suf-ficieuey
and want of consideration for
the toolings of others. Tho hand
shake muscular gonorally accompanies
great warmth and iuton3ity of affoc
lion, combined with great strength of
will, and a nature good, if somewhat
coarse in its apparent fiber; and the
unpleasantness of this development of
our subject being a question not so
much of the matter as the degree, it
can easily be modified by culture into
the hand-shake ot a most unexception
al character, which, a a matter of
courso distinguishes nearly every read
er of this article. G olden Word.
Brownjohn very appropriately calls
ms yacut.uis noauug ueot. n isn't
paid for. ' ( .
There is a true saying; that the bUng
hole of an unthrifty man's barrel is
whero the spigot ought to be.
Heaven must bo a poor place for the
clergy. People are not married or
given in marriage there.
A correspondent asks: "Is there
much differenco between steer meet
and a byciclo meet?" Yes, as much as
there is between veal ami wheel.
There is ono advantage in buying
tripe if you don't eat it. it serves ad
mirably for halt-soling boots.
The San Antonio people complain of
little fishes in the water-mains. They
can't expect the Wator Works company
to furnish them with whalos 120 foet
long for a dollar a month.
"Had drunk" is not good English
grammar, says a high authority. It
certainly is hot. "Was drunk" is bet
ter grammar, and more in accordance
with the facts nine timiis out of ten.
Afflicted man: -No, it's no disgrace
to be named Smith." Wo'd rather bo
named Smith ami own over $100,000,.
000, than be called St. Clarence De
Vere and have to bo bashful of the dog-
In speaking of a newly-wedded pair,
affentleman said of the husband: "The
trouble with John is, he hits no mind of
his own. "Oh, that will make no dif
ference; Sarah will always be ready to
give mm a piece of hers!" responded
The noble re I men who sell Indian
curiosities al Niagara Falls may be seen
every day peruxiug the news from Ire
land in the daily papers. Although far
from home,, they foet a deep interest in
their distracted and coercod country
She was silting in a street car looking
as sweet a a poach in her fresh muslin
dress and bewitching broad-brimmed
bat. He, the clumsy brute, trod hear-
ily on the dainty foot in passing
"Awkward follow!" sprang involunta- ,
I ily to the rosy lips. "Excuse me, miss,"
apologized the "follow," valiantly,
"but. reallv. vour foot should be large
enough to be seen." Sequel dimples,
blushes, and full forgiveness.
B ise ball is old as the world, as is
proven hy the very lir.st line iu Genesis
"In the big inning," etc.
The last attempt tor aise money mat
wo hear of is by a fellow who tried to
pawn "tho silent watches of the night."
A blank day. Old gont (greetinj
friend): "Hullo, Jotkins, beeu fishing?
What did you catch?" Jotkins, (gloom
ily V- "Ha' past 6 traiu home."
With throe exol amatiou points George
H. llepworlh has given the title to his
new book, which is "lit" The roost
pointed critl:lm s -en of tho work is
'???" leaving tha question of its
merit open. . ,
The Boatonians aro undecided wheth
er to construct their exhibition build
ings in tho form of a loaf of brown
bread or a heaping plato of baked
banns, tho votes of tho most Rjsthetio
rat tier favoring tho lattor design.
"Sam, you are not honest. VYhy do
you put all the good ponchos on top of
tho measure and tho little ones bolow?"
'Siimo reason, sah, dat makes do front
ob your house all marble and do back
gate chiefly slop bar'l, sah."
"What is mythology?" asked John
Fisko in tho Atlantic. We give it up.
What is your thology?
It is curious to note how closely bus
iness and seutiment are connected in
some men's estimation. Last week a
"professional" was heard to remark:
"I never knew anything more full of
pathos aiid real touching feeling than
my old mother's d6athbod scene. If I
could get that in a good drama, I'll bet
you it would catch ou and run like tha
A stranger entered a largo manufac
turing establishment a short lime sinco
to view some heavy machinery, and in
an evil moment became entangled in
some of the gearing aud was drawn in
and instantly killed. As there was
nothing on or about his body whereby
to identify him. the bystanders came
lo the conclusion that he was. travoiiog
Dumas Fore as a Financier.
One tine morning a shoemaker calls
upon him to dun him fur a 300 frano
"I haven't any money to-day," says
"No money!" echoes the shoemaker.
"That is all very well for you to say.
but hore I am losing my timo runuiug
after you. You don't think of that."
"I do," replies Dumas, "and as I ,
don't wish to put you to any further loss
on my account, lure are ton fraucs to
pav for your time."
The fierce creditor retires; returns
two davs later; receives ten francs for
ki tninhle and loss of time: retires the
third morning afterwards and geU lit-
Vurll until; n imujr , am, air uu.
Itv ntinetuiilitv and strict attention
in business the tradesman had received
ami francs f roni the author of "Monte
C'risto" within the next throe mouths,
and Dumas' boot bill remained unpaid.
neon to ooaraing-scnooi, my ooyf"
'Yes, sir." "Passed out with certifi
cates?" "Yes, sir." "Well, look
here! Four pounds of salmon at half
a crown a pound what would that
be?" "Ten shilling, sir." "Quito
right, ray boy. Hero's sixpence for
you. Hut Btop a moment! What
ould twenty pounds of salmon at
four pence bn?" Why, stinking,
yet jolly old stupid! f01osalo it's
eighteen pence! .
Mr. Teter Henderson says that more
cut flowers are now sold in New York
than in any other city in the world.
The sales last year amounted to $3,-
AAA l,A n. 1 1 c it a nan urharA
four Goo. Jaeuomlnottmt roses brought
ftiO, and another lot of buds of tame
variety, numbering three hundred,
brought $300 at wholosale. Hose buds ,
ars most sought, for, mid their sale is .
veJinatod lit $1,000,000 annually.