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THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE . ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B. HYDE, President. j
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 81, 1880.
KdlJKTO LlIMilS ASS1TI, Jin. I.
lf0 .... t
Interest and rents...
Nt profit od Investment .
Claim by death and matured endow
ment f ii,S07,564 84
Dividend, urrender value, and an
nuities 2,100,410 04
Discounted endowment and matured
tontlni policies...... 178 968 0
. Total pild policyholders 417V.I937 97
(Dividend on capital 7,0"
i Agencies and commissions 8'.n,4ir7 0
Osneral expmr( ...... W,a H
Mate, r.'itlulyauar.HUxna. W.tWS 70
,' Nutcabaeect,Die.8t, LW..'$ W,ftM4l
. '. .. ASSETS. . '-'
, Pond and mw tgages .....,,..... $ R,(KV),47.' V)
Jnlted Stale U ks U.Mtt.Wl W
T State stock, city stock, and atocka
1 authorized by lha law of the tUle
of New Vork VH7.4! 47
Loan secure by bond and atm ka. 7,0M.V HH
Real estate In Now York and Boston
and purchased under foreclosure.. 8,:i8,W3 6;'
Cash on hand In Inn It and ithr de
positories on intcrcsland In trau.lt
(since received) 'IW.nn SI
puj from agent ou account of pro-
uilurai - S19,1.n i
$ 38.400.M4 M
Market value of atocka and bonds
Interest snd rul due and accrued..
Premiums dne and In process of
collection (le.e premiums paid In
A i AW at
Tout asset, Dec. SI, m .. 41,li,WrJ Si
Total liabilities including legal re
i-rve for riusurance of all dial
ing policies... t 31 .WW.: 11
Total undivided inrplua..
Of which belongs (aa computed) to
policies la general class 4,945,061 VI
Of which belong (aa computed) to
policies In tontine elasa 4,J83,230 0)
Risks Assumed in 1880,$:jo,l 70.805 00
Risk On Maud in g 1177.597,703 00
R. 11. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL H. K.
TRiKa aurivi. Tnaixa uxrauT,
Mall. ... 4:10 a.m Mall 8:35 p.m
Eipresa :tii.m tBxDrcss .... 8:'JI p.m
Accom'daUon. 4:0U p.m I tAccomdailoa..U :10e.m
MISS CENTRAL R. It.
tMall 5:mp.mMMaIl .. S:a.ro
tKxprees........ 11:80 mtEaprcss ICJOa.in
C. A ST. L. R. R. (Narrow Gauge )
Express 4:') pm I Expre...... . :40 a.m
Actom dstoln I2:: p.m I Acwitn'dalion. I -M p.m
Bandar tcr'a K. -OS p.m Sunday cicnr'n 8:40 a. m
iT. L., I.X. AS. U.K.
Express 8:a.m ItEipross 12:or,p m
tAceom'daiion. :) p.m tActom'dation, 11:45 n.m
CAIRO VINCKSNE8 R. R.
Mall Ex.... 3:00 a.m 'Kali Ki.... :' p.m
Daily axeept Panday. t Dally.
Treaiorer T J.Kerth.
Clerk Dennla. J, Koley.
CoonMlorWm. B. Gilbert.
Marahal-t. B, Mr'.11 .
MxaJU or aLDiamin.
Rlrat Ward-Peter Saop. T. M . Klmbroujh.
9..nd Wjtrd-Jeaae Hkkle. C. . HnRhe,.
Third W4rd-B. T, Blake. John Wood.
Crtf Vard-Cbaile. O. Fatler. Adolpb 8wo-
boda.y . . ,.. p.hii
Klftb Ward T. uanioar, iuw -
Clrenlt Judge D. J. Baker.
ClrenltClerk-A. H. Irvin.
Connty Judge R. S Yocnm.
t onaly wieri o.. iiumm.
Coanty Attorney J. M. Damron.
County Treaaurer Milea V . Parker.
Coroner R. Pllieermld. ...... .
Connty CommlMionera-T. W. Balllaay, J.
Glbba and haniuel Briley.
CAIRO BAPTIST. Temperance hall on Tenth
treat; preaching Urn and third Sundaya In
aci month, tl k. m. and 7::) p.m.: prayer meet
ing Tanmday, T: p. m. ; Sunday achool. :30 .m.
Rev. A.J. BESS, Pa tor
CH0RCII OF THE REDEEMER (EpUeopal)
fourteenth atxeeti Sunday 7:(W t. m.. Holy
Knchaalat; :! .m., Sunday achool ; 10:45 a.m.,
Morning prayer; 8:00 p. m evening prayera. F.
p. Davenport, S. T. B. BecVor.
IIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CBURCB.
' Preaching at 10:SO a. n.., 8 p. m., and 7:80 p. m.
Bftbbatb achool at 1M p. m Rev. T. J. Shorea,
1TJTHERAN Thirteenth atreeti nervluii Sab
J bath 1:80 a. m.i Sunday achool p.m. Rev.
METHODIST Cor. Eighth and Walnut atreeta;
Freachlng Sabbath 10:30 a. m. and 7 p.m.;
grayer meotingi Wedrmaday 7:S0 p. m.; Sunday
chool, 9 a. m. Rev. Whltuker, paator.
PRESBYTERIAN-Elghth atreef, preaching on
Sabbath at 11:00 a. m. and 7:80 p. m.; nrayer
meeting Wndneeday at 7:'p. m.; 8anday School
1,1 3 p.m. Rev B.V.Qeore, paator.
ST JOHEPH'S 'Roinan Catholic) Corner Croaa
and Walnut atreew: aorvlcea Sabbath 10:80 a.
tn. i Sunday School at a p. m. ; VjPrn 3 p. m ; aer
ncea every day at 8 a. m. Rev. O'Hara, Prltat.
ST PATRICK'S-(Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
'treet and Waahlngton 'nnVB"W.?,h;
oath 8 and 10 a. m. ; Vetera S p. m. 5 jfeho.'
SpVm. aervloea every day at 8 a. m. Re. Mwtersoii
Q W. WHEELER,
Suiniuer Wood and Kindling
constantly on hand
At Beventy-flve cents per load.
At one dollar per load.
, The "trlmtnlnga"re eoara ahavlnga and make
the beat inmmer wood (or eooWng nnrpojeaaa well
. M th ehtapett ever told In. Cairo. For black
amlih'a uae inaettlng tlrea, thejr ara nnaanallod
Leavtt yuor ordera at the Tantu itraat wood rard
From thaundtvldad anrpla. revaralonarr divl
denda will be declared, available on aettlement of
next annual prumlnm, to ordinary participating
The valuation of the pollciea oatatandlng haa
been mad on the American experience labia, the
icgai nanaara or me atate or .-New York
O. W. PHILLIPS, 1 .,.,,.
We, the nuderalgnnd. have, In peraon, carefully
examined tlie account, and counted and examined
in detail the aaeet of the eoclety, and certify that
th foregoing (littHnietit thereof It correct.
BitNNlNGTON V. HANDOLPH,
JAMES M. HALHTEI),
HENRY H, TEKBKLL,
JOHN SLOAN E,
Special Committee of the Board oT Director,
appointed Oct. 27. PWO, to examine the aaavta
and a:counti at tbo cloae of the year.
BOARD Or DIRKCTOU8. )
HearR Hvde. John A. HiraiiL
corr e if. Morgan,
J'.ha II J iwoe
liftorce 'i'. Adte.
Robert Lenox Kennedy,
U njimin Williamaon,
Hmiry M. Alexander,
K. Boiidinot Colt,
Tbomaa A. Biddle,
(leorge W. Carlcton.
(Jeorge (. Kellogg,
Joae F. Navarro,
John J. McCook.
Haniuel W. Torrey,
Alexander P. Irvin,
T. DeWitt Cnyler,
Will 'am M liliM.
William Alexander, '
Samuel Q. Uoodrlch.
Henry A. llnribtit,
Henry F. Hpauldlnc,
Wmiam U. Kogg,
William A. Wheelock,
William O. Lambert,
Henry O. Marcuand
Jame W. Alexander,
Henry S. Trbcll
Thomu 8. Yountf,
Tliomaa A. Cummin,
Daniel I), l ord,
Jaine M. Halatead,
Edward W. IIiinlcrt,
11. F. lUndnlph,
Aahbcl (re( ii,
Hunry N. Butler,
Oeorge 11. btewart.
JAMES v ALKXANDER. Vice Tres't
SAMUEL BOK110WE, 2d Vice IWt.
E. W. Lambert, M. D., EdwVJ Curtig, M. D.
K. W. Scott, Superintendent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
m nearbom Street. Chicaco.
W. N. CRAINB, General Manager.
CAIRO AND NEW MADRID PACKKT.
TO NEW MADRID.
W. J. Tl'RNER, Maater
J. K. MUSK, Clerk.
Lravca Cairo for New Madrid and way pointe
every Taetday. Thimdav and Saturday at i p. m.
Keturnlng Itavea New Madrid Wedaeaday, I'nday,
For freight or paaew apply to
JAMES BIGGS, Agent.
Citt Ci.tKK ornr 1
Cairo. 111., A" ,nti, lil.;
Sealed proposala wilt bs rece ed at tbla office,
directed to the undersigned, nntil 5 o'clock p. tn,,
Tuesday, August gird, ltl. for furnishing 0 feet.
it inch internal diameter. 4 ply with 6 ply
atrenethened, and sealed ends, fire engine rnbner
hose, fitted with Caswell's automatic coupling,
delivered here. Saidhldsto give weight of hose
perfection and number of pounds wsU-r pressure
per square Inch, guaranteed to stand alsofor length
of time such hose are warranted. The right to
reject any and all blda Is reserved. :
D. J. FOLEY, City Clerk, fj
PRPPR1ETOR OF 8PROAT'8 PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON.WKLI
PACKED FOR 8HIPPING.
Oar Loads a Specialtv.
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer oi and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON .WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK DONE TO ORDKR.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
, r: :- -, i.
Cairo. - Illinois
Morgan Park Military Accademy.
The boatBoy' Boarding School In th Wost.
Prepares for College, Sclnntlflo School or Ilnsl
nsss. Location attractive and elevated, Session
begin Sep. 1H, 11. Send for catalogue to Capt.
Xli KIRK TALC0TT. Prld., Morgan Park,
Cook Co., IU. ' I J'
UAiitu. lLLiPiUUS. wuJDiNWAl MORNING, AUGUST
A Startling Eevelation
of Suffering. "
"0h, My God, Howl Did Suf:
"I Earnestly Prayed to Die."
T have been afflicted fur twenty year with an
X ebntinate ikln dlaeaae, called by aome M. D.
I Paoriaals, anil other Leprony, commenrlng on
myicalp, and, Inapltealt I could do, with the
help of the moat akllful doctor, It alowly but
ahuraly extended, until a year ago thU winter It
covered tuy entire peraon In form of dry acale. For
ihn lnt three year I haw been nnable to do any
labor, and auflered Intt-iielyall the tlmu. Every
morning there could be nearly a diiitpaufnl nf
acale taken from the ahcet on my bed, otae of
them half aa large aa the envelope containing thla
letter. In the latter part of the whiter my akin
commence cracking open. 1 tried everything,
aim nut, that conld be thought or, without any re
lief. This l-'th of June I started wuat. In hope I
could reach th Hot Spring. I reached Detroit,
and waa ao tow I thought I ehould have to go to the
hoapltal.bat finally got aa far aa I.analng, Mlcb..
where I had a alotcr living. One Dr. treated
me about two week bnt die me no good. All
tbnnubt 1 had tint a abort time to live. I earnestly
praved to die, Cracked through the akin all over
the hack, acroM my rib, arm, handn, lloiba, feel,
badlv awollun,tov-uailacanieofl, flngur-nalla dead
and bard aa bone, hair dead, dry and lifeleea as old
atraw. O. my Ood, now I did snfl'i r.
"My alater, Mr. E. II- Davit, had a tmall part
of a box of culirnra In the bou.e. She wouldn't
give up; tald 'We will try C'uttbura.' Home waa
applied on one band and arm. Eureka! there was
relief; atoapedthe terrible burning teuxation from
the word go. They Immedlatly got the Rexolvent,
futlcura and soap. I enmmensed by taking one
Ublespoonful of Resolvent three t ime a day. atVr
meals ; had a bath once a day, water atHiut hlnod
heat ; used Culicuraaoap freely; applied Ctitlctira
morning and evening. Result, retnrned to my
home in six weeks Irom time I left and my skin a
smooth as this sheet of paper.
Henderson. Jefferson county. N. Y.
Sworn to before me this Ifith ilsv f Jannary,
1 8 i. A. M. UFKI'Nt; WKLL.
Justice of the Peaid.
NO HUMAN AGENCY
Can so tpeedily, permanently and economically
cleause the blood, clear thccnmplexlon and skin,
restore the hair, and cure every apecles itching
scaly and scrofulous humor of the skin, scalp and
blood aa the cuticura remedies, consisting l ( nil
cura Itesolvent. the new blood purifier, andl'utl
enra and Cuticura Soap, the great skin cures.
Ask yonr druggist about them. Right here iu tbla
town yon may find evidence of thetr groat besting
For nnhurn. tan and greaav skin use Cutlcnra
I Soap, an exquisite toilet, hath and nnrwerv sanative
fragrant wlih deliclons flower olors aud healing
CuUtiira remedies are for aale by all druggist.
Price of Cuticura, a medicinal lelly, email boxes
Wt ; large imxe It Cutlcnra renolvent. the
aew blood pnrtfier, lljUer bo'tle. Cuticura Medi
cinal Shaving Soap. 19Ms; In bar for barbers and
large consumers. SOcl. Principal depot
WEEKS A POTTER. Boston, Mass.
PT All mailed free on receipt of price.
One Otu.fsi'a - Voltaic
Ki.kthic FLasraft. costing
uiTiM flHMMfrk, i far superior l everv
IJ other appliance before the
J)f fA .public. Ihev instantly re
' ASI' lieve Dyspepsia. Mver Com
plaint. Mmaria. Fever ar.d Ague and Kidney and
Urinary Difficulties, and may be worn over trie pit
of tbe stomach, over the kidney or anv affected
part. Price i"i cents Sold everywhere.
WEEKS & POTTER, Boston, Mas.
Q.EOROE II. LEACH, M. I).
Phvsician and Surgeon,
Special attention paid to tbe Homeopathic treat
ment of surgical disease, and disease of women
Office: NolO Eighth (treet, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, 111.
TJR. E. W. WHITL0CK,
Ornca No. MS Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth and Ninth Street
)R. W. C. JOCELYN,
OFFICB-Elghtk Street, near Commercial Avean.
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
FKiRK VBO AT
THREE fr-Cl STATES.
On and after Monday, Juno 7th, aud until lurther
uotlco the ferryboat will make trip as follows;
LCAVI LBIVI LBiVaS
Foot Fourth it. Missouri Land g. Kentucky Ld'g.
8:00 a.m. 8:80 a.m. 9 a.m.
10:00 a. m, 10:80. m. 11 a.m.
8:oo p. t. K:ao p. m. 1p.m.
4 :0 p. m. 4:80 p.m. 6;00p.n.
2 p.m. ' 8:30 p.m. 8 p. ra
Benj. F. Grafton, Story B. Laud
Halbeut E, Patne.
Late Commissioner of Patent,
PAINE, GRAFTON t LAD1),
Attorneya-at-Lawand SollcUors of Amerlcaaind
' foreign Patents.
419 FIFTH STREET, WASHINGTON. D. 0.
..Practice patent law In all Ita branches l
Paleat Offloe, and In tha Bant and Circuit
Conruof the United i AVlwiJi Hi
on Jiecelpt of a tamp for poatag"
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
NEW T0KK GRAIN.
New Yoke, August 9, 13 u
Wheat-irregular No. 2 Chicago.fl 24
025. No. 2 Red Winter, $1 301 81
" ',' ' .
OHICA00, GRAIN AND PORK.
, Chicago, August 0, 10 a. m.
Pork Oct $17 95: Sep. $1 95
Whest-Oct,' 1 18; September,
Corn Oct, flo'c Sep, 54c.
Oats Sep 82; Oct. 32;8.
C'HICAOO, AUgOHt 0, 12 M.
' Wheat-Oct $t lj September,
1 lc ' i
'Oats-Oct, 83; 8ep.32.
- nhh'K NOTES.
Julm BaiTy, GeraM Barry and Charles
Petr, three young ruffians, were guilty of
uainR t'oul language and being disorderly
purposely to insult an aged couple living tip
town who were quietly passint; on the side
walk. Esquire OBborn fined the first
named five dollars and costs and the other
two were let off upon paying the costs by
rt 'juest of the prosecution.
' ."nry llenfro and Manuel
Gregory, the two negroes who
who were arrested Monday night by Deputy
Sheriff Hodges and Morse, lor assaulting
one Rrush, were tried by Justice Robinson
yesterday. The first was fined ten dollars
and costs for fighting, the second was dis
charged and Brush, whi plead guilty to
fighting, was fined three dollars and costs.
Brush is a white man aud had his lower
lip nearly bitteu off in the tight.
Jane Reynolds was arrested by Officer
Sheehan on complaint of Sturlin Boliu and
taken to Magistrate Comings for trial. It
was proven by the evidence that the prison
er had Iieen drunk and had discharged a
gun at Bolin, for all of which she was
charged ten dollars ami costs.
I was afflicted with pain in the shoulder
for two years, writes Mr. M. Brinkinan,
Tamatiua, Pa., and nothing would give uie
any relief until I procured a bottle of St.
Jacol()i1,ono application of which re
moved the pain and effected a permanent
THE CAIRO CITY WATER WORKS
Another new and important enterprise
for Cairo undor the above name which sug
gests ita character haa taken 'Infinite shape
and will, in the course of a few months, be
one of the active institutions ot the city.
The license to organize tich a company
was issued Tl Springfield on Monday and
arrived here' yesterday morning. The li
cense was granted to Messrs. C. T. Uudd,
Walton W. Wright, P. W. Barclay, S. 8.
Taylor and Charles TiDk who will be its in
corporators. The capital stock is twenty
thousand doll ars,divided into two thousand
6hares at ten dollars each, several thousand
dollars worth of which have already been
taken; but the Irooks for the formal sale of
Btock will not be open until to-morrow,
when a committee will probably visit some
of the citizens of Cairo for that purpose.
Nor murh can as yet be said
of what the plans of the
company will be, but lis everyone knows
the. incorporators are gentlemen of energy
and good judgment; they know what Cairo
needs and, with the stock nil taken hy the
substancial men ot the city, it may be ex
pected that Cairo's water works will be
everything that either the itiitizcna or the
company itself could desire. One thing is
certain and may as well be nduiittod now
as a year lience, the enterprise of those who
may be so fortunate to 'become stock
holders, will be rewarded by heavy profits
ou the numey invested.
"I HAVE HUFFKHKl) bey Olid f IldlltSllCO,"
"My life has been a burden to me." "I
have been denied the pleasures of society."
Extracts from testimonials ot those cured of
skin and scrofulous huimors by the Cud
Council Chamber, (
Cairo, 111., August 2nd, 1881. (
Present -His Hon. Mayor Thistlewood
and Aldermen Blako Hinkle, Hughes,
Absent Halliday, Kitubrough, Patier,
Suup and Swobada 5.
A quorum not being present on motion ot
Aldorman Pottit mooting adjourned until
Thursday evening at 9 o'clock.
D. J. Foley.
Mrs. A. N. Puank, 177 "West Tuppnr
Street, Buffalo, N. Y says alto has used
Thoinas'EclcctricOilfor sevnre toothache
and neuralgia, and considers it the Ixtst
thing she knows, of for relieving pain.
Ladies who appreciate elegance aud
purity are using Parker's Hair' Balsam. It
is tho best articlo sold for roirtoring gray
hair to its original color and beauty.
Virtue Acknowledged, i
Mrs. Ira BlulhoIlaiid. Albany; ; N .' Y..
writes: "For several years I have suffered
from oft-recurring billious headaches, dys
peosift. aud cnmnlainta neculiar to mv tux.
Since using your Burdock Blood Bitters I
am entirely relieved." Price f 1.00, trial
size 10 cents.
us i i.. mm . , i;
My patent adiustablB HARROW is be
lieved to be the best, aa wnll aa the chean-
est harrow that has ever been offered to the
farmer. I sell a first class standard two-
horso harrow that will casilv harrow 2ft
acres in a dav. for ten dollars, all r.otnnlutn.
They can be ordered by letter and shipped
according to directions warranted to give
satisfaction. Or. if a farmer wishes to
make it at home and save freight, and give
is just the size and weight he wants, I will
tell tho plan with instructions and right
to make one, and send it by mail tor one
dollar. If villace mechanics wish to make
it to supply their custoineia, I will give
mem very favorable terma, and they will
have in ad lition tho advantam mined hv
, , ' - " r j
anving ireiiyit,.. It is very simple and easy
to make. Ti5ehd for circular end "it itftf
tll'u R tlllf..i.,Q,n rtn,r.o.,.lln I:i,T n..
rUT IT TO WOOF,
At a time wneu the community is flooded
with so many UDworthy devices and
concoctions, it is refreshing to
find something that is beneficial
and pure. So conscioua are the proprie
tor, of Dr. King's New Discovery for the
Consumption of the worth of their reme
dy, they offer all who desire, a trinl bottle
free of charge. This certainly would be
disastrous to them did not the remedy pos
sess the remarkablecurative powers claimed
Dr. King's New Discovery for the Con
sumption will positively cure asthma, bron
chitis, stubborn coughs, colds, phthisic,
quinsy, hoarseness, croup, or any affection
of the throat or lungs. As you value your,
existence give this wonderful remedy atrial
by calling on Geo. E. O'liara, Druggist
Cairo, Ills., and obtaining a trisl lxittle free
of charge, or regular sized bottles,$l. ()().( I)
A thren-legc;ed kitten i a curiosity
boionjrinjr to Dr. A. G. Emery, of OpaU ,
ik:t, Ala. It U perfect, in every ollnr
resppttt, and the slioultlor-blaile is por
foel and mtum!.
A Colorado horse belonging to II. O.
Gill walked into a l:ik. and after wad
ing in the riliiilltrvv waterlOQ yard from
shore, lay down and drowned himself
in water but two feet deep. A clear
c:tse of ftiiiuide.
A ball eaglo was caught near the
D 'lawate Western railroad bridge at
Wilmington, Del. At the time of the
capture it wa engaged in combat with
a large Newfoundland dor, which it
was eudoRVofitig to r-arry off.
James Finch, of Camden, N. J. util
izes his dog as a moans of communica
tion with liis daughter, who Jives more
than a mile away. A letter is tied to
the dog'a eoU.ir, and lie in told li take
it to Em rn.'i. Jt U promptly Uoiivureti,
and the answer is as faitlifullv returned.
A maro belonging to Mi Money, who
resides on the Touelu t, Washington '
territory, attracted the attention of the
family by her strange actions. She
would ruu up to them, rub them with
her nose, whinny, and then run toward
tho river. Curiosity prompted them to
follow her. They discovered her colt
entangled iu a drift in the river, only
its head beitf.: vi ;iMn.
The pergonals in Indian Territory
papers are fresh in the matter of names.
The Big Morning &tar. Creek nation,
notices that Julia Good-Voice and
Maggie Stands-IiOoking, two Sioux
girls, are getting an education that will
be more useful than a little piano and
less French. They spend half their
school day in tbe industrial room, and
are becoming export dressmakers.
During the academical year which
ended June 2!) Harvard college received
more than $500,000 in donations, which
is about twica tho regular aver
age. The actual resources of the col
lege, however, are considerably less
than they were sevon or eight years
ago. Tho interost earnod upon $9,000,
000 of colloge funds In IK73-4 was 8
per cent, "We shall do very well this
year," said President Elliot, in his com
moncorunnt dinner speech. "If we
earn b per cent." . ,
When Miss Mary A. Vnughan, who
is now 21, was 2 years of age, an at
tack of whooping-couo;h left her both
deaf and dumb, in which condition she
has ever since remained. She was
taken a short time ago to Pink Cottage,
where Mrs. Midkitf and the other good
women prayed for her, and now we are
told that she not only hears, but is
able to say: "Praise the Lord," and
call the names of some of the inmates
of the faith cure. Hones are outer
tainod of her restoration. Stanford
An interesting contribution to the
literature of suicide is made in a pam
phlet recently published in Berlin. The
suicidal mania is spreading so rapidly
Iy in the Gorman capital that the
authorities are earnestly considering iu
what manner it can best be chocked.
The pamphlet above referred to states
that in the years from 1875 to 1878, 280
cases of suicide wore registered per
million inhabitants in Berlin, 285 in
Vienna, 450 in Loipsio. and only 85 in
London, Paris with 400 suicides, nearly
approached tho startling tiguro of
Loipsio. 1 1
Tho colobraled Jutnol case, at New
York, is recalled by an order of the
supreme court diroeting the estate of
the widow of Aaron Burr to bo divided
and sold. In this litigation of sixteen
years eminent lawyers have grown gray
and rich at least they have ' grown
gray. How many have grown rich is a
question harder to answer, because
some of their tees rest as unpaid judg
moots on tbo property In ono , casti to ,
the amount of $75,000, and tn another
of $100,000. The sum ot lions of this
sort is said to bo $250,000. The J timet
case adds one more to the tunny 1 illus
trations ot the wladoui of distributing
one's own estate, aud so making suit
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coat was not to oa eaten up or wm
Industrious counsel of quarrefsoma
It Is believed that the city of Boston
has saved many thousands of dollars
by the shrewd management of the pur
chase of the land needed for storage
basin No. 4, on the line of Sudbury
river. Before the owners of the farms
were uwnre for what purpose the land
was to be used, the water board,
through an agent, bad bonded them at
about their fair market value, and thus
avoided the necessity of paying the en
hanced prices that would undoubtedly
have resulted had the land-owners first
learned of tho city's purpose.
In a breach of promise suit In Lon
don recently, where the defendent was
cast in heavy damages, the best his
counsel could say of him was that he
was such an ogregrious donkey that
the lady, instead of asking for compen
sation, ought to be glad of her escape.
He read some letters which illustrated
his views. One of them, addressed to
his beloved object, was quite unique as
a billet-doux; "1 had a bit of beef to-
I day. I wish you were here to have a
bid. It would be nice cold with aome
of the pickled walnuts of yOur moth
er's. Tell her to save me a fow. I
know you will help yourself, for you
are such a girl for vinegar."
From Jan. 1 to the end of June em
ployment has been procured through
the labor bureau at Ca-itle Garden. New
York, for 21,657 immigrants 18,062
being men and boys, aim 5,965 women
and girls. Of the men, 2,611 were
skilled operatives, as were also lit
women. Among the employed were
860 families, comprising 2,620 persons.
Among theiserman immigrants in June
were technologists, civil engineers,
machinists, and carpenters. Many of
the Swedes also are skilled workmen,
but the Irish are mostly common labor
ers. The laborer who comes to this
country readily obtains $2 a day in the
west. Agents are now here , from Col
orado to obtain 500 farm laborers, with
the promise of plenty of work and
gciod wages. The demand for farm
and other laborers is greater thau ever
before, farm-owners fooling that, as
they now obtain better prices for their
products ami are otherwise prosperous,
they can afford to employ more labor.
Fully 50 per cent, of the German immi
gration will sclLle west of . the Missis
It is related of Dr. Holmes that at a
country charitable fair one day ho was
entreated to furnish a letter for the
Post Ollice. ' He seized a sheet of pa
per, and between its folds placed a $1
banknote. Turning to tho first pago
he wrote tho following:
Pour lady whosoe'er thoo art,
Turn this poor pK with trembling caro;
But hush, oh bush, thy heating heart,
Ttan ouo thou lovegt best will be tboru.
In obedience to the poet's injunction,
the page turned disclosed the attrac
tive greenback of the value of one
dollar, and to prove tho truth of this
assortion, he matte the following appeal
on the opposite pago from tbe bank de-
fosit: ' t
sir lady, lift thine eyes and toll
If this U ""t h trulblul letter.
Till is on thou lovent wll.
And nauaht (0 vwuld make thee lov It bet
ter. An every-day street scene "Hi! Hi!
stop that car!" Driver screws down the
brake so vigorously as nearly to dislo
cate the necKs of his passengers, who
fall up against each other and smile or
look cross according to their particular
dispositions. "Now, dear, good-bye,
ami be sure to como and see me very
aoon, and don't'forgot to give my lovo
to Aunt Susan aud Uncle John aud all
the rest of the folks, aud remember
not to trouble yourself about matching
that ribbou unless you can as oasy as
not. Aud do tako caro of yourself and
tell Jane how glad I am that she's go
ing to marry that young Mr. Smith,
who is a good man I know by bis looks,
and I hear he's got lots of mouey,
which is most as good. Now dun t
take cold this changeable weather, aud
I'll send you that recipe for the muf
fins just as soon as I get home. Good
bye g o-o-tl-byo. Why, whore's that
car? If tho hateful thing hasn't gono
aud left mo! 1 thought the street cars
were for the accommodation of peo
ple." So they are, and that's the rea
son why this one wout on instead ol
stopping at the crossing all day. -
A Game With Morpbv.
"What odds do you requireP" he
said; "a castle, a knight, pawn, and
two moves? Choose." My self
esteem and I have some prompted
mo to ask simply tho last named ad
vantage. 1 "Let us commence," said L
Behold me, then, pushing out my king's
atid queen's pawn two squares, setting
forth bishops, nights, queen, backed
up by my pions-pions, unmasking my
batteries, bombarding and blasting the
enemy's positions, succeeding In forc
ing the white tyrant to quit his place
and seek a shelter against tho missiles
which rained from everywhere. I am
rather short-sighted, but as a compen
sation I have very good ears. I could
hear round about pie these ilatteriug
prognostics: ' "That dovil Delannoy
is inspired. He plays wonderfully h
shall win." My position, in Appear
ance, was, indeed, magnifiqent All
at once I moved a piece attacking a
bishop, a hot-brained follow; strutting
like the frog before tho bullock, and
cried, "Go away, you fool!" Morphy
rested twenty-throe minutes bolore bo
moved. I could not understand tho
hesitation of the master to preservo
this bishop. No, he lets mo take it,
and moves only and quietly a rook. I
seized this proud bishop. I am rather
satirical, aud l cried out. "It was roaiiy
of no use crossing the Atlantic to show
us such a move as , that." "Wall, yoir
have taken my piece." "Of course,
Parbleul It lies there skinned, spitted,
ready for the cook." , ''Now I am go
ing to give you another, a castlo you
will bo obliged to taU but nine moves
after 1 give you checkmate.", Ho
said right- 'Many people protended
that I played wrong th. last olna
moves. 1 bet against them and I won
all bola.ilrentitniio'$ (Jhm Monthly,