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THE DAILY CAIRO
THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSUBANCE SOCIETY
, OP THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B.HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 81, 1880.
Amount or Liduib nun, Jan.
.1 8'.,H,997 62
Interest and rents.... ....
Del profit on Investment ,
Claims by death and matured endow-
ment7 8.7,5M 84
Dividend!, eurreader valuta, and as
nullles .... 2,106,410 (H
Disconnted endowment and matured
tontine policies ITS 903 09
Total paid policy-holders 4,792,937 97
Dividend on capital 7,008 (10
Agencies snd commissions ftiMtf 00
tinners! expuneea IW
Bute, county and city Uxee....M 88.W8 70
Kelcaab aeseta, Due. St. 1880.. ft 4,40S,M4 03
Moods and morlKSfes.......M...
United States stocks
State stocks, city atocka, and storks
authorized hv the lawi jf the alate
of New York
Loana secured by bond, and atocka.
Ileal eatate In New York and Bo. ton
and purchased under foreclosure..
Cash on baud in banka and other de
positories on interest and In tran.lt
(slnr received) 2,183.107
Du3 from amenta on account of pre
mium . H'JMX 3t
Market value of atocka and bond!
over coat .
Interest and rent due and accrued
Premium, d'.a and In process of
collection (less premium paid la
Total aaaeU, DecJt.iaSO . t M'8,K 32
To'al liabilities including leal re
serve for reinsurance of all ,eilit
Ing pollcic. 31.SSQ.308 11
Total undivided surplus
...$ B.22894 21
Of which belong (a computed) to
policies in general clasa 4.M5.064 21
Or which belongs (aa computed) to
policies In tonUne claaa 4,288,230 00
Risks Assumed la 1880,135,170,805 00
Bisks Outstanding $177.597,703 00
R. R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R.R.
TBAXS ABJUVI. TRAIN! DIFAKT.
Mail . 4:10 am I 'Mali 3:35 p.m
Eipreu 8:56a at tExoress .... 3:20 p,m
Accom'daUoo. 4 :00 p.m 1 1 Accomdatlo..ll :10 a. m
MISS CENTRAL B. R.
tMill. 5H)p.rn I tMall....... .. 8:35 a.m
tKxprese 11 :3Q a m tKrproes 9:20 a.m
C. A ST. L. E. B. (Narrow Gauge )
Eipraae 4:80 p.m I 'Express...... . 9:40 a m
Accom'daloin 12:30 p.m I Accom'daUoo. 1 :30 p.m
Sunday eicur'n 85 p.m I Bonday eicur'n 8:40 a,m
ST.L., I. M. 4 8. B R.
tBxprees i:55a.m ItExpree ..12:0.p m
tAecom'dallon. 2:30 p.m I tAccom'dallon.ll:tt a.m
CAIRO B V INCENSES R. R.
Mall Ki .... 5:00 a.m 1'MaU Ex.... 9:39 p.m
Daily except Sunday. Daily.
Treasure--T 1. Kertb.
Clerk-Dennl. J, Foley.
Connaalor Wm. B. Gilbert.
Marahal-L. H. Meyer.
Attorney William Hendrtcka.
oabo or AUajil.
First Ward-Pater Beup. T. M. Klmbrooith.
Hetond Ward-Jesse Hlnkle. C. N. Hughes.
Third Ward B. P. Blake. John W ood.
Fourth Ward-Charle O. Patter, Adolpb Swo-
b KUh Ward-T. W. Hatltdav. Eraeat B. Pettlt.
Circuit Jndifc 1). J.Baker.
Circuit Clerk-A. H. Irvtn.
County Judea-R. S Yocum.
County Clerk 8. J. Humm.
County Attorney-J. M. Damron.
County Treiuurer-Milea W. Parker.
Coroner R. Kitiierald. .,,,,,.. . .
County CommlMloner-T. W. Balllday, J. A.
Olbb and Samnel Briley.
CAIRO BAPTIST. Tomperaoeo hall on Tenth
treet: 'preaching nrotand third Hundaya in
cacH month. 11 7:lWP- m-LPr'5r,meet"
rH0RCH OF THE REDEKMER(Bplcopl)
L Fourteenth treet; Sunday J:Wl. m , Uuly
iuchMlat; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:45 a.m.,
Morning prayers; 8:00 p. m.. evening prayers. F.
p Davenport. 8. T, tt. Rector.
TMRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
t Preaching at 10:80 a. m.. 8 p. m., and 7 :80 p. m.
Babbatb school at 7:30 p. m Ret. T. J. Shore,
ITtTHERAN-Tblrtoenth st'eet; serrltei Sab
j bath 1:30 a.m.; Sunday school J p. m. Rev.
MKTHOD18T-Cor. Eighth and Walnut itreeU;
Preaching Sabbath 10:80 a. m. and 7 p.m.;
oraver meeting, Wednesday 7:80 p. m.; Sunday
Bchool, 8 s,. m. Ret. WhitUker, paator.
PRESBYTERIAN-Elghth street; preaching on
Sabbath at 11:00 a. m. and 7:80 p. m.; prayer
meeting Wedneaday at 7:80 p.m.; Sunday School
it! p.m. R B.Y. George, paator.
ST JOSEPH'S (Roman Catholic) Corner Croa
and Walnut streets; aervioea Sabbath 10:80a.
a. - Sunday School at 8 p. m. i Veapera 8 p. m. ; ier-
ST PATRICK'8-Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
ttJnt and Waanipgton atanne; serrloe Sab
bath 8 and 10 a. m" Vesper 8 p. m. (Sunday Bchool
I p urn. iervlces every day at8 .m. Rev. Maaterson
0 W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
constantly on band
At 8eventy-flv cento per load.
At one dollar per load.
The "trimmings" ar eoarss shavings and make
the best summer wood for cooking purposes as well
ai the ebeapeat ever sold In Cairo. For black
smith's nae insetting tires, they are unequalled
Love ynor order i t tilt Testa street wood rud
From the undivided surplus, raverelonary dlrl
(lends will be declared, available on eettlement of
poflcles1"11 I)KmlulI, 10 'dl"7 participating
The valuation of the policies outstanding haa
been made on the American experience table, the
ki uuru ui win line eiriew lora
. W. PHILLIPS, ) . .... .
W,the underalgned, have, In peraon, carefully
examined the account., and counted and examined
ndeullthe aau of the aoclety, and certify that
the foregoing aUUtment thereof I correct.
BENNINGTON F. RANDOLPH,
IAMKS M. HAL8TKO,
THOMAS A CUMMINS.
HENHY 8, TKRBKLL,
, , ' JOHN HLOANE,
Special Committee of the Board of Directors,
appointed Oct. 18Hit, to examine the aseeta
and accounts at the close of the year.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
ilocrvB. Hvde. Jnl,
fl..A.M l li , i , . "
John I) J ones.
Ueoraa T. A dn.
Hubert Lenox Kennedy,
Channcy M. Depew,
H ujamtn Williamson,
Henry M. Alexander, i
K. Uoadinot Colt,
Thomu A Riddle,
George W. Carletoo,
George G. Kellngg,
Jow K. Navarro,
John J. McCook,
Htepbf-n H. I'hil)la,
Mamuel W. Torrey,
Charles O. Landon,
Alexander P. Irvlu,
T. DeWItt Cnyler,
WilPam M Blita,
William Alexander. -
Samuel G. Goodrich.
Menry A. Hnrlhut,
Henry F. Spauldtng,
William A. Wheelock,
William O. Umbert,
Henry O. Marquand
James W. Akxandiir,
Henry 8. Terbell
Thomas 8. Young,
Tlioma A. C'atnnilo,
Daniel I). Lord.
James M. Ualatead,
Edward W. Himbert,
H P. Randolph,
Henry N. Butler,
George II. Stewart.
JAMES W. ALEXANDER, Vice Pres't
SAMUEL BORROWE, 2d Vice Pres't.
E. W. Lambert, M. D., Edw'd Curtu,M. D.
E. W. Scott, Superintendent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
108 Dearborn Street, Chicago.
W. N. CRAINF, General Manager.
E. A. BURNETT. A(feut,
CAIRO AM) NEW MADRID PACKET -
TO NEW MADRID.
W.J. TIRNER. Master.
J. K. MUSS, Clerk.
Leaves Cairo for New Madrid and war point
every Tneaday. Tbnrsdar and Saturday at 9 p. m.
Returning leave New Madrid Wednesday, Friday,
for rreijcnt or passage apply to
JAMES BIGGS, Agent.
JOTICK TO CONTRACTORS.
Citt Ci.ibx a ornci I
Caihu, III., Augu.t 4, mi.
Scaled DroDosala will be received at thla office.
directed to the underalgned, until 5 o'clock p . m
Tuetday, Augnst Zr&, IMM1. for fumtehtng 500 feet,
3 inch internal diameter, 4 ply with 3 ply
strengthened, and scaled end, fire engine rubber
hose, fitted with Cawell'a automatic cotiDlintr.
delivered here. Said bide to give weight of hose
perfection and number of pounds water pressure
per square lncb. guaranteed to .land alsofor length
of time sucb hoe are warranted.' The right to
reject any and all bids is reserved.
. J. rLKT, t ity uerf.
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
TBAIKS LIATI CAIRO,
Arkansas and Texas Expresa....n..12:05 p.m. Daily
Anmvi AT CAIRO,
Express.... 2:55 a m. Daily
Accommodation 2:30 p.m. Daily
riCKei omce: iso. t unio Levoe.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
n n - - n n r. n r, n I
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
The Only JLine Running
O DAILY TRAINS
Makino Direct Connection
Trains Liati Cairo:
J:lOa m. Miiil,
Arriving In St. Louis 9:45 a.m. ; Chicago. 8:80 p.m. ;
Connecting at Odin and Effangbam for Cfacin
nati, Loulavlllo, IndiaaaDoli. .nrt n,.tnt. Rut
11:10 H.m. Bt. Ixuisi and Weeitern
4:20 p.m. I'aat
4:SO p.m. Cincinnati lGxpreM
'""u f-V""" V'r 'ra,l koutevi ie 7.00
a.m.: Indlanapols 4:00 a.m. Passengers by
this train reach the above polnta 113 to 3 6
tarThe4:30 p. m. express has PTTLI.ua
SLEEPING CAR Cairo to Cincinnati, without
cnanges, ana vuruugn aieepers 10 oi, 1.0UIS and
- Fast Time East.
Pit aatm rr&va bY tnli Un R through to Rut.
rasaclleiT era polnu without any deity
caused by Sunday intervening. The Saturday after,
noon train from Cairo arrives in new York Houdsv
morning at 10:85. Tblrty-slx hours in advance of
any other route,
W-For through tickets and further Information,
apply at iiunoia v envrai nanroaa iepoi, uairo,
JAB. JOHNSON, J. H. JONES.
Gen . Southern Agent Ticket Agent.
A. H. HANSON, Gen, Put, Agent. Chicago.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST
Satural h& Ham
Cvlr . 'hrew tli
Prepared from the choicest
Fruits, witltout coloring, poison
ous oils, acids, or artificial
Essences. Always uniform in
strength, without any adiUtera
tionn or impurities. Have gained
A I . - . A f ' J
ineir repuiaiwn, from metr per
fect purify, superior utrenath
and quality. Admitted by all
who have used tliem as the most
delicate, grateful and natural
flavor for cakes, puddings,
Man 'actured by
STEELE & PRICE,
Cliicago, III., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Makers of Lnpulin Ye&at Gems,
Or. Price' Cream Baking Powder,
and Dr. Price's Unique Perfumes.
W e make no second grade goods.
Q.EORGE II. LEACH, M.I).
Plivsician and Surgeon,
Special attention paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment of surgical diseases, and dlscaaea of women
Office: Nolo Eighth street, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, 111.
jR. E. W. WHITLOCK,
Omci-No, 186 Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth and Ninth Streeu
JJR. W. C. JOCELYN,
OFFICE Eighth Street, near Comb ercial Avenue.
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
On and after Monday, June 7th. and until tnrther
notice the ferryboat will make tripa as follows:
LIAT1S LIATIS LIATXS
Post Fourth St. Missouri Land g. Kentucky Ld g.
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 10:90 a.m. 11 a. m.
2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 8 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 8;00p.m.
2 p.m. 2:80 p.m. 8 p.m
tpHE CITY NATNOAL BANK
W. P. HALLIDAY, President.
H. L. HALLIDAY, Vice-President.
TH08. W. HAIiLIDAY, Cashier.
. STAATS TAYLOR, w. P. RAIXIDAT,
IXRT I. HALLtniT, R. B. OtTMMtMe,
0. V. UAIAMBOK, STIFRIH BIRD,
B. H. OANDII.
Exchange, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Deposits received and a general banking, business
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street.
, F. BR089, President.
H. WELLS, Cashlor. - ;
T. J. KKRTH, Assistant Cashier.
p'..B,roil,'-c,ro! William Klngo,Calrc;
Peter Self Cairo; William Wolf, Cairo:
KA'Sa"011' c; 0.0. Patler, Cairo;
E. A. Buder, Cairo: J.Y.Cromson, CaledomUl
H. Wells, Cairo.
Ailehfn'liLK'NO BUSINESS DpSE.
thtfi.viS;:n: bought. Intereai paid Ju
1 m iSSSSSZWET" 30 '
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
NEW TORE ORAItl.
New York, Augu8t 10, 12 H. -(
Wheat irregular-No. 2Chicago.il 84
25. No. 2 Red Winter, $1 301 31.
OH1CAOO, DRAIN AND PORK.
Chicaoo, August 10, 10 a. m.
Pork -Oct, $17 95: Sep. $1 00
Wheat- Oct, ft 17; September,
Corn-Oct, 55c Sep, 54 t.
Oats Sep 83; Oct. 33.
Chicaoo, August 10, 12 m.
Pork-Sep 17 80; Oct. 17 85.
Wheat Oct, 1 17; September,
Corn-Sep, 54 c; Oct,C5.
OaU Oct, 32; 8cp.33,'.
, CniOAoo, AugUHt 10, 1 p. m.
- Pork n Oct,-. $17 75; August,
September $17 73.
Wheat Oct, $1 WA& Sept,
Corn Oct, 55j4'c; August, 51c; Sep
Oata-Oct 32; Sep, 32'
Assaulted by Roughs.
Hannibal, Mo., August Oth Tom Far
Icy, an M.,T. and T. engineer, while pro
ceeding homeward at an early hour this
morning, was overtaken by a gang ot
roughs, who attacked and beat him unmer
cifully until another engineer, Bowen, se
cured a club and scattered the thugs. The
assailant was one Charley Sypher, who is
what his name implies in everything but
rascality. No arrests.
Very Badly Cut.
Carrollto.v, III., August 9. -Word has
reached hero that in a drunken row at
Rockbridge, Saturday night, John Freer, a
young man of about 30, was very b...",!y
cut by one Cuff Uouck. One wound is un
der the shoulder blade and two just over
the hip. Fatal consequences are teared.
No arrests have yet been made.
Shot Himself Accidentally.
Marshall, III., August 9. Fernando
Ibes, living two and a half miles north of
Castle Fen, in this county, was accidentally
shot in the thigh this afternoon while clean-
inganol d revolver. The ball was a small
one and serious results are not apprehended,
although the wound hi qmte painful.
Killed While Stealing a Hide.
Champa n, III., August 9. John
Aman, a cijar-uiaker from Syracuse, N. Y.
in attempting to board a freight train last
night, was horribly mangled, so that the
largest piece left was a small part of his
leg He quit his employer, took a carouse
and started to leave the city by stealing a
ride on the Central road. The Cigar-makers'
Union buried him.
Delirium Tremens Supplemented by a
Galena, Ills., August 9. Jacob Dclil, a
farmer and blacksmith, residing in the
town ot Derinda, this county, 'committed
suicide by hanging himself by means of a
rope, which he had fixed to a hook in the
ceiling of the kitchen, Dehl's wife was
absent at the time and left her husband in
bed, suffering with delirium tremens,
brought on by the excessive use of ardent
spirits. Oo returning to tho house, she
found her husband dangling inmid-air,
and procuring a knitu as quickly as po
sible sho cut him down and attempted in
vain to bring him to life. An inquest was
held by Justice Campbell and a verdict
rendered in accordance with the facts. This
is the second case of suicido that has oc
curred in that town within tho past week
Never experiment too much; but use
the right means and thus secure the best
results. Mr. F. Lutchtcrhand, 115 C street,
Boston, Foreman of P. Lally & Co.'a Ma
chine Works, S. Boston, did in this wisit,
and writes: I had severe pains in my
shoulder; but after using St. Jacobs Oil, I
was quickly cured and am now entirely
Our Glorious Independence.
What can be more glorious than to Ihi in
dependent of suffering, caused by dyspep
sia, indigestion, constipation, sick headache,
or other diseases emanating from tho stom
ach. This nan easily be gained by ,a time
ly use of Burdock Blood Bitters. Price
$1.00, trial aize 10 cents.
Use the Pantagraph Binder. Covers furn
ished froeof charge. No extra chargo
over ordinary binding for the tabluta.
Furnished only by The Cairo Bulletin
for putting up Letter, Noto, Bill Heads and
other printed stationery.
An Old Friend.
He was afflicted with a lame back and
5cnoral dobllity; he was recommended
nomas' Ecloctric Oil which curod him a
once. This famous specific is a positivo
remedy for Iwdily pain. Pdal O. Scnuir,
Joseph Dcrrinluruer, Broadway, Buf
falo, was induced by his brother to try
Thomas' Ecloctrio Oil for a sprairwid ankle;
aud with hair a dozen applications lie was
enabled to walk round again t right.
Paul 0. Scuuh, Agent.
PUT IT TO PROOF. '
At a time wnen the communitv la flimdnil
with so many unworthy devices and
concoctiona, it is refreahinff to
rind something that is beneficial
and pure. So conscious aro th nmnrln.
tors of Dr. King's New Discovery lor the
Consumption of the worth of their reme-
uy, tuey oner an wlio desire, a trial bottle
free of charge. This certainly would be
disastrous to them did not the remedy pos
sess the remarkable curative powers claimed
Dr. King's Now Discovery for the Con
sumption will mwitivclv r.lirft until nin lirnn.
chitis, stubtmrn coughs, colds, phthisic,
quinsy, Hoarseness, croup, or any affection
of the throat or lunjs. As you value your,
eiisteuce give this wonderful remedy atrial
by calling on Geo. E. O'llara, Druggist
Cairo, Ills., and obtaining a trial bottle free
of charge, or regular sized bottIes,$l. 00.(1)
Kidney Complaint Cured.
B. Turner, Rochester. N. Y.. writes: "I
have been for over a year subject to surious
disorder of the kidneys, and often unable
to atiena to business; 1 procured your Bur
dock Buxd Bitters and waa relieved be
fore halt a bottle was used. I intend to
continue, as I M confident that they will
entirely cure me. Price $1.00, trial bottle
10 cents. .
A writer in Frasor's Magazine gives
the following specimens of German,
Danish and Polish cradle songs. The
most popular of German lullabies is a
truly Teutonic mixture of piety, wonder-lore
ami homeliness. Wagner has
introduced tho musio to which it is
sung in his "Sinfried Idyl." We have
to thank a Heidelberg friend for the
Slrwp, baby. slwp.
Your fHthtirtt-nds the shoep; j
Your mnttaor shakes tbo lirnnchuA hiiihII,
Whence happy dmains in showers fall; i
fliii'P, baby, sleep. j
Morp, baliy, sleep;
The sky U full of nheop; (
Tbn stars tho lambs of heavan are, ;
i'or whom thoshepbenl iii'mui dctih car
ttltx-o, baby, sleep.
Sleop, baby, slpep;
The ( hrW-ebllfl owns a sheep;
IT" Is himwlf thu La ml) of GikI;
Tbu world to suvo to death be tiud;
81eei, baby. Hli-ep.
-la Denmark children are sunsj to
sleep with a cradle hymn which is be
lieved (so we are informed by u 30ul.l1
ful eoiiuspoiiileiit) to bo "very old."
It has seven stanzas, of which the first
runs, "Sleep sweetly, littlu child; lie
iuiel and still; us sweetly sleep as the
birds in the wood, as the Mowers in the
meadow. God the Father has said,
'Angels stand on watch when mine,
tho Tittle ones, are in bed.'" A cor
respondent at Warsaw (still more
youthtul) sonds us the eveuing-soug of
Polish childreu: '
Th stars shine forth from tho blue sky! "
, How Krt-atand wondrous is Ond'a uiigbtl '
bblne, alara, tnrotiirb all eteiuHy,
, ills witueas in tua nlubt.
; O Lord, thy tlrod children koopt ,
Koep us who know and fcol thy might; 1
' Turo thlue oyeon us as we sleep, 4
JL 4nd give UJsJl good-night.
Bblnn, sfars, God's sentlools on high. J
Pruolalmerii of Hfs powir aaii might;
lJ May all tbliuM evil f rwn oz By ,
t;lk.Osws, guod-oigbt, guodoigbt. 4r
, i i l -a .1 , , m
Poker ia the Legislature- , j
In tho years gone by a certain Ropre-j
sentative in our State Legislature was
supptwed to have been 'neen" on a cer
tain bill, but as he kept his own coun
sel no ono could rret. any pnoi9 against
him. He h.nl uuiiii clouted as ait hon
est, upright man, and when his con
stituents heard the rumors against his
integrity they were amazed. A dele-,
gate was appointed to go down to Lan
sing and hear his side of the story, and
when this man returned home he was
Invited to make known his researches
before an open meeting. ;
"My friends," he began, "I went to
Lansing with tho determination to sift
the matter to the bottom. I found
S was living high and dressing liko
A groan went through the meotiug
and men shook their heads in a solemn
"He sports a wild watch and a cane,",
continued tho delegate, "and he was
talking of buying a $500 horse to bring
home with him. You remember be
went away from here a poor man."
"Then no sold his vote!" shouted one
of the yeomen.
"I confess it looked that way to me
at first," replied the delegate, "but
when I came to tackle him personally
he explained everything ns clear as
day. He had not sold his vote. He
had uot forgotten that an honest con
stituency was behind him. and no mon
ey could havo bribed his conscience.
No, my friends tho re is no stain on his
"Then how did he get his money P"
asked three or four at once.
"Well, I don't know as I can explain
jt as well as he did, and I'm sorry I
didn't write it down. It seoms that tho
members don't have anything to, do
evenings, and instead pt rending nov
els or attending tho wloked theatre they
gather in little crowds around the table
and the one who has four of a kind of
something or other rakes in something
or other called the pot. I don't know
where the money comes in. but it's
somehow or othor, and somehow or
other our osteemod representative al
ways has more ot a kind than any one
else. This is as near as I can remem
ber, and I suggest a vote of continued
confidence in our mom bo r until ho him
self returns to explain what the 'kinds'
are and what the pot has to do with It."
Detroit Free Prm.
A . round gum the trade dollar.
Around somo Tho liver pad.
, The Philadelphia Newt says: "The
first man to stop drinking whisky in
Texas is a newspaper man, of course."
It pains us to loam that there is at least
one newspaper man ln this country
who must at ono time have commenced
drinking the vile stuff. Living in Tex
as, he probably took it (or snake bites.
SERIES NO. 329
When tho room clerk tells you he
has good quarters for you, and then lo
cates you on the fifth story back, you
are justified in calling him a false rum
or. - ;
A poultice of fresh tea leaves moist
ened with watert will cure a stye ou tho
For earache dissolve assalitida in wa
ter; warm a few drops and drop in the
ear, then cork the ear with wool.
Tho true physiological way of treat
ing burns and scalds is to at once ex
clude the air, with cotton batting, flour,
scraped potato, or anything that is
Use fresh water. Water which has
stood in an open dish overnight should
not be used for cooking or drinking, as
it will have absorbed many foul gasses.
Mix a little carbonate of soda with
the water in which flowers are im
mersed, and it will preserve them for a
fortnight Common saltpeter is also a
very good preservative.
Take a new llower pot, wash it cloan.
wrap it in a wet cloth, and set over
butter, will keep it as hard as if on ice.
Milk,-if put into an earthen can, or
even a tin one, will keep sweet for a
long time, if well wrappod in a wet
Common soda i.s excellent for scour
ing tin, as it will not scratch tho tin
and will make it look like new. Ap
ply with a piece of moistened newspa
per and polish with a dry piece. Wood
ashes are a rMd substitute.
To cure bunions use pulverized salt
peter and sweet oil. Obtain at a drug
gist s rive or six cents' worth of salt
peter; put it into a bottle with sulucieiit
olive, oil to dissolve it, shake up well,
and rub the Inflamed joints night and
morning, and more frequently if pain
ful. Flies may be ou'eclnally disposed of
without the uso of poison. Take half a
teaspoonful of black popper in powder,
one tea-spoonful of cream. Mix them
well together, and place them in a
room on a plate where flies are trouble
some, and they will soon disappear.
Red ants may be banished from a
pantry or storeroom by strewing the
shelves with a small quantity of cloves,
either whole or ground. Wo uso tho
former, as not boing so likely to get In
to food placed upon the shelves. The
cloves should bo renewed occasionally,
as aftor a time they lose their strength
The following drink for relieving
sickness of the stomach is said to be
very palatable and agreeable: Beat up
one egg very well, say for twenty min
utes, then add fresh milk one piut, wa
ter one pint, sugar to make it palatable;
boil, and get it cool; drink when cold.
If it becomes curds and whey it is use
less. According to La France Medicate
borax has ocen employed with advan
tage in cases of hoarseness and a pho
nia occurring suddenly from the action
of cold. The remedy is recommended
to singers and orators whose voices sud
denly become lost, but which by these
means can be recovered instantly. A
little piece of borax the sizo of a pea is
to be slowly dissolved in the mouth ten
minutes before singing or speaking.
The remedy provokes an abundant se
cretion of saliva, which moistens the
month and throat This local action
fthe borax should be aided by an
equal dose of nil rate of potassium, tak
en in warm solution before going to bod.
A thorough qualified medical man has
recently, in the course of his practice,
come upon what he believes aud uses as
a specific remedy for smallpox. Tho
remedy is tho bi-tartrate of potash, the
common cream of tartar of tho drug
store; two ounces dissolved in boiling
water, with the juice of a lemon aim
sugar added. Let the patient drink as
much as he likes, but not tess than a
wineglassful every hour. In somo of
his cases this medicine hus exhibited the
most remarkable curati ve effects. It will
purgo, but as it is perfcotly harmless this
will not matter, and it does not appear
to be the cause of cure, the remedy act
ing specifically on tho virus, the pus
tules collapsing, leaving no pits, and a
perfect cure following in a short time.
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A bottle of Irish whisky should al
ways be opened with a Cork-screw.
The King of Abyssinia cuts off tho
noses of thorn who take snuff, and the
lips of those who smoke. Tho King is
haled more than Theodore was. Cruel
to a degree, he does not, however take
life. He cuts off the fuet arid hands of
people who offend him. He puts out
their eyes by pouring hot tallow into
their ears. You can buy nothing with
out tho King's order; and no one will
shelter you without his order in fact,
rm inm-p, comnlete despotism could exist
It cannot last, for the King will go on
from ono madness to another.--Col.
(union hi Venh'al Afrtca.
A Liou Tries to Steal a Child
Mrs. Long, who lives between the
Mission and San Rook canyons, while
milking her cows one evening a few
days ago, was startled by a scream
from her four-year old daughter. On
hastening to the snot she was almost
paralyzed to see a large California lion,
with the child In its mouth, making its
way towards an adjoining thicket She
followed, helplessly screaming, when
the beast taking fright at her cries,
dropped the child and fled to the moun
tains. Although severely Ditton anu
bruised the little one was not seriously
injured. The animal hung around the
5 remises for several days afterwards.
Ir. Rayes. while looking at some tim
ber, a short time aftor. was driven out
of the canyon by the same lion. She
has two cubs, and I. K. Fisher has of
fered a reward of $'25 apiece for them.
We understand a party Is being made
up In town to go out and capture them.
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