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THE TWENTY-FIBST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OP THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK. j
HENRY B.HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1880.
Amount of LitMiaa tun, Jin. 1
1 WO MHW,MllllHMi
InUirest and rent
Net profltoo la vestment. ,
Claims by death and matured endow-
menu . 2,907,5S4 M
Dtvldendi, surrender taluee, Mid an
nuities (,106,410 04
D I .conn ltd endowment and matured
tontine pollcla.M. 178 BttS 0t
Total paid policy holders $ 4,79i,937 97
Dividend on eeplUI 7.000 no
Agencies and cen missions ft31.47 00
General expense. MS.HM9 Mi
Bute, county nrt cl y Uim.... ttH,8 70
Neteesh easola, Due. 31, 1840.. t 'H,W!,8's (u
Honda and tnurleagm..,.,.,.. .......... $ ,UU,47.
United butu storks S,M:i,fiMl U0
blate slocks, city stocks, tnd clock
authorised by the laws of the .late
of New Vork..... 8.K87.4S 47
Loan, secured hy lionds tnd stocks. 7,0M,4h)( K8
Real estate In New York and Boston
and purchased under foror.lo.urt.. S.SWS.lM W
Cash oo hand In bank and other de
positories nn interest and In transit
(since rccolved) iMRi,07 23
Don from agents on account of pre
mium. lH,4-l 33
I 9!,409,M4 Oii
Market vaWo of alocka and bonda
over cost l,Ml,(i"l,'JA
Interest and rwnt due and accrued. 3tii,H W
premiums due and In process of
collection (le.a premium, paid Id
advance, $a.il) l3,s:9 i
Deferred premium.-.... . fc9n,U9 3
Total mkU, Dec 81, 1880 ... f l,lJetftf 3i
Total llahllltiea including legal re
rve lor reinsurance of all, exist
ing poilclca 31,880.308 11
Total undivided aurplua.
Of wLlch belongs (a eomputod) to
pelielesie general class. ... 4,945,0M Ul
Of which belong (a. computed) to
policies In tontine class 4,S83,Z 00
Bisks Assumed in 1880,135,170,805 00
Rinks Ontstandinir tl 77.597,703 00
R. E. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CKKTRAL R. R.
TtUM AKRITI, nut. DlfAET.
SI all ,,.4:10 a.m I all 8:1 p.m
Krpreu l;a.m tBzoreak i.3:! p,m
Aocom'deuon. 4:00 p.m tAecomdetlo..ll :10 a. m
MISS CK5TRALB. R.
Mill 5:flp.mtMall....... .. 3:8 a.m
tKiprtas...... 11:30 am tBxpreta 9: a.m
C. t 8T. U . 8. (Narrow Gauge.)
Rirprew 4:80pm I Efpreas 9:40 a m
Accom'datoln !: p.m I Aceem'datlon. 130 p.m
Sunday excur'n 85 p m I Sunday excur'n 8:40 a.m
8T.L., I K. A S R. 11.
tKxprese 2 Ma m I tBxptees ..1:0Sp m
tAecom'datlon. I:30p.m I tAccom'datlon.n:t a.m
CAIROAVn4CMN8 R. R
Mall A Kx .... S0a.mMaU A Ex.... 9:39 p.m
Daily except Sunday, t Dally.
Trauirr-V J. Kerth.
Clerk-Densla. J, r'oleT.
Counsel orWm. B. Gilbert.
Marshsi-L. U. Myjrs,
Attorney William Hendricks.
SOABD Of UDIMM.
mrst Ward-Peter 8aup. T. at . Klmbrough.
K VVardMi UI.W..C. N - Bjuhei.
Third Ward B. K, Blake. John V ood.
KoorVward-Chirlee O. Fatter, Adolpb 8wo-
bKlfih Ward-T. W. nalllday. Brnwt B. Pettlt.
Circuit J ndceD. J. Bfiker.
Circuit Clerk-A. 11. lnrin.
County J BdK-R. ocaa .
County Clerk 8. J. Humm.
County Attorney J. M. lniron.
County Treasurer-Miles W. Parkf r.
Oironer-K. Kltaerald. ..... , A
County Commlselonere-T. W. Balllday, J. A.
Olbbs and Mainael Brtley.
CAIRO BAPTIST. -Temperance hall on Tenth
. reetf poaching ttn-tand third Sunday. In
arb month, 11 a m. and 7:: p. m.: prayer meet
fThnrsd.y 7 30P. m. ; Bunday school, 9:30 a.m.
Ing Thursday, . .sup. A UKBS, Paator.
iHTJRCH OP THB RRDRKMKR (Kplacopal)
THIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHTJRCH.
Fpreachlns at 10:80 a. ., p. m., e,nd 7 :80 p. m.
BabbTth .chool at 7:80 p. m Ret. T. J. Shore.,
w TrrnBRAN-Tblrteenth .treeti .errlec. Sab
Li bath 1 .30 i. m.S Sunday echooUp. n. Hot.
MITRODIST-Cor. Klghtb and Walnnt street. ;
Preaching Sabbath 10:80 a, m. and 7 ap.u.;
orayer meetlnR, Wnamlay 7:80 p. m.; Bunday
School, 9 a. m. Re. Wtlnaker, pa.tor.
PKR8BTTKRI A Klghlh .treat; preaching on
Ssbbath at 11:00 m. and 7:80 p. m.; jprayer
meertng Wednesday at T:p.m.i Bunday School
at 8P m. Ret B.Y. Geore, putor.
St JOHltrH'B-WRoman Catholic) Corner Cro.
Vd Walnut .treeusa-rrlce. Sabbath 10:80a.
. . Hnnrla School at 8 p. m. i Vesper. 1 p. m. i .or-
CT. PATRIC WRo CUholte) Otnth
Qt W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
constantly on bant
At Seyent j-flye cento per load.
At one dollar per load.
The "trlmmln"are wane .hating, end make
hi h.t auiamer wood for cooking purpose s well
utoJSSSXZ" " lf. "for MMk
ImlthV nw tn.ettlnR ttnrt, they are unequalled
L.a. yoor otdon l tb T.ntn lUwt wood rwd
. From the undivided .urplu.. reverilonarr dil
oonds wlllbe declared, ayallable on settlement of
poMci."051 PM)mlum' t0 ordinary participating
The raluatibn of the pollclee oulsUndlng baa
been made on the American experience table, the
vh inuiwiu ui nn iir oiriew xor
O. W. PHILLIPS, 1 .,, .
J.O.VANCISE. f Actuaries.
We, the underalKiied, have, In peraon, carefully
examined the account, and counted and examined
in detail the asscta of the aoclety, and certify that
the foregoing statement thereof la correct.
BKNN1NOTON F. RANDOLPH,
JAMES M. HALHTKd;
TIKi.MAH A CUMMINS.
1IBNKY 8, TKKBKLL,
u JOHN HLOANR.
Bptclal Committee of the Board of Directors,
appoluledOct.sr7.18H0, to examine the asset,
and account, at the close of the year.
George D. Morgan,
ieorge T. Adee,
Henry A. Hurll'Ht.
William A. Wtieelock,
William U. Lambert,
Henry (i. Marquand
Janin. W. Alexander,
Henry H. Terbuil
Thomas 8. Young,
Thomas A. Csmmlns,
Daniel D. Ixrd,
James M. Halsuad,
Edward W. Himbert,
H. P. Randolph,
Henry N. Butler,
Ocorge II. Stewart,
John A. Stewart,
John D Jones,
lUibert I'oox Kennedy,
II. ojaiijifl W'lDUniion,
Henry h. Alexander,
Thomas A. Riddle,
Joae p. Navarro,
John J. McCook.
Htepheo II. Phillips.
Samuel W. Torrey,
Charles (r. Landon,
Alexander P. Irvln,
T. DoWitt tuyler,
Willam M. Bliss,
William Alexander, '
Samuel Q. Goodrich.
JAMES W. ALEXANDER. Vice Pres't
SAMUEL BOHROWE, 2d Vice lrest.
E. W. Lambert, M. D., Edw'd Curtia, M. D.
E. W. Scott, Superintendent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
108 Dearborn Street, Chicago.
W. N. CRAINE, General Manager.
E. A. BURNETT, Agent,
CAIRO AND XKW MADRID PACKET-
TO NEW MADRID.
W J. TURNER, Master.
J. K. ML'SK, Clerk.
Leave. Cairo for New Madrid and war Dotnta
every Tnesday. Thuri? aud Saturday at t p, m.
Returning leaves New Madrid Wedne.dav. Fndav.
and Monday at 7a.m.
roj rreiKUt or pass!.' appiy to
JAMES VMQH, Agent.
OTICK TO CONTRACTORS.
Cairo. 111., Abgust 4, 11.
Sealed Dropossls will be received at this offlco.
directed to the undersigned, until 5 o'clock p. m
Tuesday, August fflrn l.-fil. for furnishing 5(0 feet,
$H inch internal diameter, 4 ply with 8 ply
strengthened, and sealed ends, fin- engine rubber
hose, fitted with Caswell's automatic couplings,
delivered here. Said bids to give weight of hose
per section and number of pounds water pressure
per square Inch, guaranteed to .tend alsofor leneth
of time such hose are warranted. The right to
reject any and all Old. is resrrvea.
II. J , rULET, City Clerk,
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR T0N.WEU
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Loads a Specialty.
Cor. Twelfth Street andLeree,
STOVES AND TINWARE.
gTOVESl STOVES 11
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER b SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORM DONE TO ORDER,
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo. - - Illinois
Morgan Park Military Aceadetny.
The beet Boy.' Boarding School in the West.
Prepare, for College, Scientific School or Bn.l
ns.. Location attractive and elevated, Se.slon
begin. Hep. 13, 1HH1. Send for catalogue to ( apt,
ED N. KIRK 'lALCOTf, I'rln., MvrvMt Park.
Cook Co., m.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. FRIDAY
A Startling Revelation
"Oh,MyGod, Howl Did Suf:
i i '
"I Earnestly Prayed to Die." '
r have been aOllcted for twenty vear. with an
X ebatinste .kin dl.oaee, called ny .ome M. D.
. Psoriasis, and other. Leprosy, commencing on
my ical p, and, to spite all I could do, with the
hulp of Ihe moat skilful doctors, It slowly but
.barely extended, until a year ago tbls winter it
covered my entire person In form ef dry scales. Kor
the last three years I have been unable to do any
labor, and suffered Intensely all the time. Every
morning IbervcAiild be tifurly a dustpanfui ut
scale taken from the sheet on my bed, soot, of
them half as large as the envelope containing tbls
letter. In the latter part of the winter my .kin
communcce cricking open. I tried evcrvtblng,
almost, that could be thought f, without any re
lief. The 1,'th of June I started west, In hope. I
could reach the Dot Springs. I reached, Detroit,
and was so low I thought 1 should have lo go to (he
hospital, but finally got a. far as Lansing, Mich..
where 1 bad a .liter living. One Dr. treated
me about two week, bnt did me no good. All
tbonicht 1 had Nt a short time to live. 1 earnestly
prayed to die, Cracked through the skin all over
the hack, across my ribs, arms, hands, limhtt, feet,
badly swollen, toe-Mil came off, nngnr-nalle dead
and bard as bone, hair dead, dry and lifclene a old
straw. O. mv Oed, now I did suffer.
'My sister. Mrs. R. H- Davis, bad a small part
of a box of cnticura. in tbe bouse. Shu wouldn't
give up; said 'We will try Cntihiira.' Some was
applied oo one band and arm. Eureka I there wan
relief; stopped the terrible burning sensation from
tbe word go. They lminedlatly got the Itesolvent,
Cutlcura and soap. I commented hy taking one
tabiespoonfnlof Resolvent threo time aduy, after
meals ; had a bath once a day, water about blood
heat : nsed Cnticura soap freely; applied Cutlcura
morning and evening. Result, ret timed to my
home in six week, from time I left and my skin a.
smooth a. Mil sheet ofpsper.
HIRAM E. CARPENTER,
Henderson. Jefferson county. N. Y.
Sworn to before me this loth day of January,
Justice of tbe Peace.
NO HUMAN AGENCY
Can o speedily, permanently and economically
cleanse the blood, clear thecomplexloo s-d skin,
restore the hair, and cure every epeciee itching
scaly and scrofulous humors of the skin, scalp ana
blood a the cutlcura remedies, consisting ol Cuti
cura Resolvent, the new blood pnrlflor. and Cutl
cura and Cutlcura Soap, tbe great skin cures.
Aak your druggist about tbem. Right here In this
town you may And evidences oi their great healing
For sunburn, tan and greasy .kin ut Cutlcura
Heap, an exquisite toilet, bath tnd nursery sanative
fragrant with delicious flower odors aud healing
Cutlcura remedle. are for tale by all drnjrtrlsts.
Price of Cutlcura, a medicinal telly, small boxes
SOcta. : large boxes 1. Cutirura resolvent, the
new blood portlier, 1 per botle. Cutlcura Medi
cinal Shaving Soap, Kicts- In bars for barbers and
large coD.un.crs. Wt. Principal depot
WEEKS H POTTKIt. Boston, Mass.
KVAU mailed free ou receipt of price.
, i,! fWTj One Comix's Voltaic
CJ-lISJ4y El.l.TKIR I'LISTEK. COMtlUg
fTlu w1ITTBTl4n','' far "PO'lor to everv
Tlr;iJt4ttrailJ,lier ,ppiance before the
As . public. Thev instantly re
sWlalfc1 "eve Dyspepsia, Liver Com
plaint, Miliaria. Fever aid Ague aud Kidney and
Urinarv Difficulties, and may be worn over the pit
of the stomach, over the kldueys or anv affected
part. Price Scents. Sold evervwhere.
WEEKS A POTTKR, Boston, Mas.
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE frV? STATES.
On and after Monday, Jane 7th, and until further
notice tbe ferryboat will make trip, ee follow.:
LIATI. L1AVI. LI A VIS
Foet Fourth at. Missouri Land'g. Kentucky Ld g.
10:00 a. m.
8:00 p. m.
4:00 p. m.
8:80 a. m.
2:30 p. m.
9 a. m.
pV YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PATIER fc CO..
Cor, Nineteenth atreot 1
Commercial Avsnue l
THE IOE KING.
-n?l!ft,J'w' furnish and deliver ICS In any
quantity both wbole.ale and retail, and at
. JOCK JBOTT0M PRICES,
I fespeetfully aoliclt the paUonage of all ". 014
MOBNING, AUGUST 12,
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
NEW YORK ORAIN.
New YoitK, August 11, 13 m.
Wheat irrep;ilar No. 2Chicago,l 20;
No. 2 Rod Winter, tl W4&1 MX-
URICAOO, GRAIN AND PORK.
Chicaoo, August 11, 10 A. M.
Pork iOct, 17 35: Sep. $1 80
Wheat- Oct, $118; September,
Corn'-yOct, 55c Sep, 54c.
- Oats- Sep 82; Oct. 33.
Chicago, August 11, 12 m.
l'ork-Sop 17 47tfj Oct. 17 57.
Wheat Oct, $1 16; tteptember,
Corn-r8ep,54c; Oct, 55.
Oats-Oct, 32; Sep. 32.
Chicaoo, August 11, 1 P. M.
pork-Oct, $17 55; August,
September $12 45.
Wheat - Oct, $1 164; Sept,
Corn Oct, S.'ic; August, 54c; Sep
Oats-Oct 32; Sep, 32-
Sitting Up Nights.
Mr. E. II. Perkinn, Creek Center, N. Y.,
writes slic bad lecn troubled with asthma
for lour yea's. Hud to sit up night alter
night with it, and was ultimately cured by
two bottles of Thomas' Elkctric Oil.
A Cough, Cold or Sore Throat
slmuld be stopped. .Neglect frequently re
sult" in an Incurable Lung disease or Con
sumption. Brown's Bronchial Troches do
not disorder the otoniach liko cough syrups
and balsams, but act directly on the inflam
ed parts, allaying irritation, give relief in
Asthma, Broucrntis, Coiiijhs, Catarrh, and
the Thnt Troubles which Singers and
Public Speakers are subject to. For thirty
years Brown's Bronchial Troches have been
recommended by physicians, and always
give perfect satisfaction. Having been
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 Leap Into Popular Favor.
It is not always that the world acknowl
edged what is right and best; but Burdock
Blood Bitters, by universal acquiesencc,
have been awarded the premium for cleans
ing the blood, curing indigestion, constipa
tion, regulating the bowels, nd toning up
weak, nerves. Price $1-00, trial size 10
Ladies who appreciate elegance and
purity are using Parker's Hair lUlsaui. It
is the best ai ticlc sold for restoring gray
hair to its original color and beauty.
My patent adjustable HARROW is be
lieved to be the best, aa 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 enn be ordered by letter and shipped
according to directions warranted to give
satisfaction. Or, if a farmer wishes to
make it at home and savo freight, and give
is just the size and weight he wants, I will
tell the plan with instructions and right
to make 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 gamed by
saving freight. It is very simple and easy
to make. Send for circular and price
tlis, S. Hutchinson, Griggsvillc, Piko Co.,
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The btttit salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulscrs, salt rheum, tcver sores,
etter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns, and
all kinds of skin eruptions. This salve is
guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction in
verycasoor money refunded. Trico, 25
cents per box. For sale by Geo. E. O'IIaka
lo Texnslboro lived a fair maid, V
And a fellow be onlted ber a Jnilo; ' .
She grabbed for a gun, '
He started to run,
But was noHtly and Instantly stayed.
"Dust shoo deep" is an expressive
phrase from Texas.
Mr. John P. Bownmn of New York,
has expended nearly $100,000 (or a
mausoleum i't CuUiugsvillo, Vt.
There is to be a Swiss national expo
sition in Zurich in 1883. The Swiss
confederation will grant a subiidy of
Canadian papers admit that tho tar
iff question is growing apace in Eng
land and bids fair to suporsodo even
the land question.
Auiina Broschettl, a ballet-dancer,
who diod lately in Naples, loft a large
fortune, including three places at Na
ples, one at Poi tioT, carriages, diamonds,
About four thousand seals wore tak
en at Capo Flattery this soaaon. All
the schoouors aro leaving tho grounds.
There wore thirtcon engagea in tho
trade. None mado money.
The Prussian government lias or
dored the provincial authorities to son d
detailed information of the extozit and
causes of emigration, which, however,
baa somewhat slackened in some dis
tricts. The population of Victoria City, B.
C, exclusive of Indians, has been as
certained by the consus enumerators' to
bo 6,364. .The population of the prov
ince, exclusive of Indians, will be found
to be 26,000. . -
Missionary Ridge, near Chattanooga,
was the site of one of tbe most decisive
bauUa oi the civil war. it wu arjwfloV
rugged place worth a dollar or so an
acre, Now it is covered with orch
ards, i i .
There Is a movement on foot to pay
workmen on Fridays instead of Satur
days, thus preventing the drunkenness
so often consequent on a "lay off-' ful
lowing pay day, aud the subsequent
According to a statement recently
made in the British Parliament, in no
less than eighteen mouths no fewer than
fifty Europeans have been cruelly put
to death by tlm Polynesian islanders for
what aro tornicid "cannibalistic reas
ons." The British government intend, if
possible, to introduce a municipal re
form bill of London next session, which
will change the ancient and distinct
system of tho "city" as distinguished
from the rost of tho metropolis. ,
From 1874 lo 1878, 280 eases of suicide
were registered per 1,000,000 inhabi
tants in Berlin, 285 in Vlnuna, 450 in
Leipsio, and only 85 in London. Paris,
with 400 suicides, nearly approaches
the startling figure of Leipsic.
Mr. Oscar A. Phelps, of Onilford,
Conn., found in a field in that town a
few days sinco a pine-tree shilling of
tho date of 1652, the year in which
C'apU John Hall, of Massachusetts, be
gan manufacturing these coins. .
The New York postofliee has been
for a long time a most proritahlo insti
tution, and it is becoming more so
every day. The receipts over expendi
tures amount to over $:IOO,000 per an
num, and are increasing at the rate of
$500,000 per year. '
Count Baworouski has left his fortune
of 2,000,000 guldens to the Austrian
province of Galioia for scinntilio and
philanthropic purposes. The capital
is first to accumulate to ton millions;
half of it is then to be expended and
the rest allowed to accumulate to tweu
ty millions. . '
After four marriages of a convention
al sort, and alter arriving at th age of
80, a KeiitutAiao eloped at' nlgllt on
horseback with the youthful belle of
Buckner, hastened romantically, to a
clergyman twenty miles away, was
chased by the angry father, and Is now
enjoying a honeymoon tour.
The Oberammergau "Passion Play"
performers aro, it is announce'1, about
to give several performance of the
comedy "Phlllippiue Weiser," by Rod
witz, in their new building, being their
first attempt in secular theatricals.'
Maier, who represented Christ in ths
"Passion Tlay'' last year, will take tu
part of Weiser.
In San Francisco a handiiotne Italian
woman of 80, with silver hair, is a pro
fessional beggar. She owns throe ,
bouses, for which alio receives iq
rents .$180 a month. At night she sits
in a comfortable room, sipping wine
with a masculine beggar who, during
the daytime, plays a ruusicul Instru
ment on the streets.
One of the grand mansions once
again thrown open this year in London
is Hertford house, famous for its hos
pitalities In tho dfcys of the rcgomty, but
after that, for a quarter of a century,
merely a repository for purchases of art
made by the late marquis of Hartford.
It is the Gaunt house of "Vanity Fair."'
Sir Richard Wallace now has IL
Paris at the present time contains
forty regularly organized Protestant
churches. In addition to these there
are eight which uso the English lan
guage, of which three are connected
with tho Church of England and ono
with the Prof. st nit l',,iiscopal church.
There is also a greek church, and a
Russo-tireek. and the congregation of
Mr. Lyson. There aro thus fifty-one
uon-Catholic places of worship, besides
the twenty-six stations of tho McCall
mission. . ;
In many localities there is a dearth of
honey-producing' flowers during the
fall months, 'loose of you 'who can
should sow air least a few acres of buck
wheat. The silver hull variety is prob
ably tho bpst, as it blooms loncur, has
more numerous flowers, and yields; more
grain per acre. Buckwheat ; honey is
inferior in color and flavor, although
some people much prefer it to almost
any oluer kind of honey.
The capacity of the stoel works of tho
world is estimated at about ?l,000,000
tons a year. Tho Bnssnninr Works, in '
England, contribute about 800,000 tons;
the United States about 750,000 tons
more; Germany, alxiut 500,000; France,
about 275,000; Belgium. 1.50,000; Aus
tria, 250,000; and Russia and Sweden
Sir Joslah Mason, a man who was in
early youth a shoemaker, and after
ward a carpenter, and who became im
mensely wealthy, has just died in Eng
land, lie made most of his money as
a manufacturer of split-wrings and steel
pens, lie built and endowed many
charitable and educational Institutions,
and in recognition of his munificent
gifts and publio services ho was created
a K nlglit in l7Z.
Persons who believe that good luck
never goes with the number 13, should
no longer adhero inflexibly to their su
perstition, especially in tho matter of
horse-races. It is recailod that last
year tho winner of the Grand Prix at
Longoharaps bore that number, and
that Foxhall's place on the list this year
was No. 13 too. One would hardly,
plead that two exceptions in succession
are roquirod to prove a rulo.
At Kidderminster, in England, has
been unveilod, noar the Town Hall, the
memorial statue of Sir Rowland Hill,
to which sonio 200,000 persons in all
parts of the world have contributed,
nearly all tho contributions bolng a
penny each. In the same square, and '
executed by tbe same artist Mr. Brock j
stands a similar monument to Richard j
Baxter. In tbe year that Rowland Hill
i . irij.i !..- -I.
was DOin at rvmuuiiuiuamr wru ewttu
born thare tho late Joseph Mason, and
it Is in contemplation to set up a status
of. him also. The monument of Sir,
a na at .it. .A t...
itowianq is ton toot nign, ana oi wmie
A "Noah's Ark Race" was Introduced
at the recent Madras fair, and was a
handicap for all animals bred in the
country, tho competitors including buf
faloes, elephants, goat, ram, emu and
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eitc, ana other creatures, oesiaes ponies
and horses. The elephants were as
placid as if moving in a marriage pro
cession, and went over the course at a
auick walk. The ram and goat, rid
en by little boys, ran well, and tho
buffaloes went at a good gallop, but the
emu would not stir, neither would the
elk, until the end of the race, when it
took fright and darted down tbe course
at great speed. Finally a ram was the
winner, a horse coming second and a
A Two-and-a-Half-Dollar Christian.
There are very many people in their
religion that remind me of "Uncle
Phil," a pious old darkey of the old
times in Texas. Well, Phil was a fer
vent christian, with a great gift of
prayer. He attended all the Sunday
night prayer-meetings on the neighbor
ing plantations, ana could pray Tonder
and longer than any of the brethren.
But Phil had one weakness, he dearly
loved money, and, different from the
negro generally, he loved to hoard it.
Near by iu lived a man. who, not
troubled by any scruples, would pay
Phil a dollar to work in his field on
Sundays. One Sunday night, as Phil
came home after dark, I accosted him
"Where have you been, Phil?"
Oh. just knocking about, massa."
"You have been working for Miller."
"Well, you scg, massa, the old fellow
is in needs, and he jest showed me a
silver dollar, and I jest couldn't stand
"Ain't you afraid the devil will get
you for breaking the Sabbath?"
run scratched ins bead a minute,
"I guoss the Lord'll excuse me,
"No. Ho says, 'Remember the Sab
bath day aud keep it holy.' "
Phil wont oif looking pretty sober,
and it was not long before I heard his
voice in fervent prayer back of the
barn, and so I thought 1 would sup
down near enough to hear.
"O Lord," I heard him say, "I have
this day ripped and teared, cussed and
swearod at them confounded oxen of
Miller's, ami just broke the Sabbath
day, O Lord! please forgive me, ple:tse
forgive me, for you know I'se nothing
but a miserable heathen anyhow. If
you'll jost forgive me this time, I'll
never do it again as long as I live,
'ceptinpj he give me $2.50 a day."
At this point I was obliged to beat a
hafty retreat, but I'm thinking that
poor Uncle Phil isn't the only . $2.50
christian in the world. Louisville
One of A. H. Stephens's Stories
Representative Aleck Stephens tells
an anecdoto illustrating how late in
life a woman's sensitiveness about her
age may last He says that at a time
when, it was known that the widow ot
President Madison was in such poverty
as to really be suffering for the necessa
ries of life, a bill for her relief giving
her a pension was introduced into the
house, which he earnestly championed.
He made a telling point in urging its
immediate passage by saying; "Gen
tlemen, to-day the lady reaches the
venerable age of 82 years, and it would
be a particularly graceful thing for this
house to honor the day by passing; at
once the bill for hor relief." He laid
such stress upon the matter and advo
cated the passago of the bill so warmly
that it was passed on that day. He
felt so elated with his triumph that he
decided to take the news to her him
self, and hastened ut once to her resi
lience. Some one, however, had pre
ceded him and fully reported his speech
to tho lady, who, to his surprise, greet
ed him by saying: "Ob,, thank, you,
Mr. Stephens, for getting my bill
through, but you made a mistake when
you said I was 82 to-day. 1 am not 82,
I am only 80 to-day. That was a grave
mistake." When Mr. Stephens repeat
ed this to Mrs. John J. Crittenden, one
of Mrs. Madison's friends, who had
told him her age, she said: "All the
same, Mr. Stephens, it is true; she is
really 82 years old." Mr. Stephens
says he has never darod mention a la
dy's age since, however much he might
hope to make an argument in her favor
by so doing. Washington Cor. of the
A Fashionable Fancy.
In Paris, that city of notions, dessert
wines are slipped into satin cache
bouteilles, tho corks of which are heads
with hair dressed in Ihe fashion of the
country whenco the wine is produced.
Alcanto is in a pink satin bottle, and
the cork or stopper is a Spanish girl
with high comb. Port wine is in a
garnet or ruby satin, with an Oporto
beauty for its stopper, and she holds a
fan in hor hand. Faiarote wine is in a
sulphur-colored bottle of satin, with a
bull-fighter cork, &o.
In Quito it is called "Quina nuina,,
signifying "bark of :harks." The bark
is first recorded to have been used as a
medicine in" 1600. It, however, derives
Its common name of chlnchona from
tbe Countess of Chinchon, who was
cured of intermittent fever by quina,
at Lima, in 1638. In 1640 she brought
a supply of tho bark to Spain, and In
her honor Llnuous? named the genus
Tho Jesuits introduced the bark into
Italy, and its value was soon after gen
erally recogmzeu throughout Europe,
though ' for some time Its use was op
posed by the Protestants. 1 he home of
the trees in South America was discov
ered by the French expedition which
measured an aro of the meridian noar
Quito in 1735. The trees were felled
without cwsation, and in Humboldt s
time the destrnotion was at the rate of
twenty-flvo thousand trees a year. A
eood tree yields from one hundred and
fifty to one hundred and seventy pounds
oWrled bark; in the best trees ifpeels
off with groat ease. ,
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