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THE TWENTY-F1EST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OP THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B. HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1880.
Annmrro LsiHiis asam, Jan. 1.
Premlume... 6.8.H,M 08
Intere.t and rent 1.77,7 l
Not profit oo InruatinetibJ 1,017 7o
Claim, by death nd matured endow-
m.nta 2,307,564 84
Dividend!, eurreader value., tad as-
ouitle 2,106,410 04
Discounted endowment and matured
toutlne pollciee..... 178.988 09
Total paid policy holder! 4,792,937 97
Dividend on capital 7,00000
Agende. and cmiutalone i,4-JPW
General expenee. &m.K)8 Hit
State, count; and city Uxea...1MnMM. 8S,h48 70
Nutcano M.uta, Dee. 81. 181. . 38,400,844
Bond, and mortice. .... f 9,OM,4T!l M
(Hi bUIro . , . ..i.. !C.!)l:t,,rt 00
Bute .lock, citr atocki, and atocka
aulhorUM by the law of the etatu
of New Vork R.W7.4.i 47
Loana eeeured. by bonda and atocka . S,'Ml 88
lical e.tata In New Vork and Boeton
and purchaaed ander forecloaure.. 8,38,3fi3 63
Cannon hand In hank and either de-
poattorioa on intervatand In tranelt
(alnca received) st.183.i07 23
Dua from agenta on account of pre-
mluma. ............... 19,441 32
f ,409.H44 02
Market value of atocka and bonda
over eoi.. l,!Wl,osl,2B
Intoroat and renla due and accrued . . 3M308 tie'
Premium dnu and In proceaa of
collection lee premluma paid In
advance, j-0ttl) lfi3,3S9 00
Deferred premium. 6W,56 SB
Total aaaeta, Dec 31, 1SM0........ f 41,l8,U&t
Total llahllltiea including legal re
aerve for rem.urance of all .dial
ing pollclct $ 81,880.308 II
Total undivided inrplus.... ...........I i,'Ui;M iil
Of which belong (aa computed) to
pollcte. ta general claaa 4.945,064 21
Of which belong, (aa computed) to
pollciee In tonUae claaa. ,...... .4,283.230 00
Easks Assumed in 1880, f35,170,C05 00
Rinks Outstanding 1177.597,703 00
R. R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL K. R.
THAMI ARIUV1. TBAIK. DtPART.
tM all. 4:Wajn 'Mall 8:M p.m
Bxpres. 8:55 a m MExurei. 3:20 p,m
Accom'dntion, 4tf)p.ae tAccorr;datloa.. 11:10 a m
MISS CENTRAL. R-
Mall .sS:lp.fcTTan..... .. 3:35 a.ni
1Eiprei... 11:80am I tSxproea 9:J0a.m
C. A8T L. R.B. (Narrow Gauge )
Exprewi. ....... 4 .30 p.m I 'Expre.... . 9:40 a m
Accom'datoln 12:30 p.m I Accom'datlon. 1 :80 p.m
Sunday exeur'n 8:0 p.m I Sunday exeur'n 8:40e.m
ST.L., I.M.AB.K.R. '
ExpreM 2 Warn I tErprei....!2:Oflp m
tAccom'datlon. S-.8O7.rn tAecom'datlon.U:45a.m
Mall A Ex .... 8:00 e.m Mall Ex.... 939 p.m
Dally xepl Beaday; , t Dally.
Mayor-N. B. Thiitlewood.
Trcaaarar T. J, Kcrtb.
Clr-Dele. J, Foley.
' Counaelor Wm. B. GUoert.
Maranal-L. H. Meyera.
Attoraey-Wll Uam Hetdricka.
aoAao or axoBMB.
Plrat War4-PaUr Saop. T. M. Klmbrough.
Second Ward-Jaaae Hlnkie. C. h. Hugh...
Third Ward-B. F. Blake. John ood.
. Kourth Ward-Cbarlea O. PaUer, Adolph Swo-
b f! Ifih Waa-T. W. HallldaT. rnat B. Pattlt.
Circuit Jttdae D. J. Baker.
Circuit Clerk-A. H. Irvln.-CoontyJudge-R.
County Clerk 8. J. Humm.
County Attorney J-M. Dtmton.
County Treaaurer-MUea W. Parker.
Coroner-R. Kltaperald. n.,j. t
County Commlneronera-T. W. Halllday, J. A.
Olbha and Bamoel Brilcy.
C RO BAPTIST, Temperance hall on Tenth
;rwt"preacMnanmi;nd third Sunday a In
eachmon h;il a m. and T:30 p. m i prayer meet-
l-tHUBCH 0 THE RKDB E M ER (Eplacnpal)
I VnartMnth atraet; Sunday 7.00 a. m., IJoly
KchMlSrS a Sund-v achool i 10:45 a.m..
Morning prayera; p. m.,TenlnK prayera. F.
p. Davenport. S.T.B.Ractor.
niRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHI7KCH.
1 Preaching at 10:30 a. ... 8 p. m.. and 7:80 p. m.
Sabtathachool at 7:80 p. m Ret. T. J. Sborea.
f CTHERAN-Thlrleenth itreetj anrvltca Ban
Ji bath 1:80 ni.i Sunday echooljp.m. Rev.
ET30DI8T Cot. Eighth and walnut aweeta;
Lfl rrearinun ciim.uu ....... u.. - . r. .,
.rayer meeting, Wadneaday 7:80 p. m.; Sunday
lChOOl,a.m. HOT. 1UUI ymvvu.
PREBBYTKRIAN-SlRblh atreat: preaching on
Sabbath at 11:00 a. m.and 7:80 p. m.; prayer
meeting Wedneadaj at 7:80 p. m i Sunday School
at 8 p.m. Rev B.Y. George, paator.
St .tOSKPH'S -Koman Catholic) Corner Croi
and Walnut aweta: aervloea Sabbath 10:80 a.
n. ; Sunday School at p. m. ; Veapera 8 p.m. ; aar
ciaavery layata.m. Kov.OHara, Prlct.
ST PATRICK'MRo0 Catholic) Corner Ninth
,'treet and Waanlngtoii avanaei aarvlcaa Sab
Mth8MdW..m.V.ier.p..l I p. m. aenrtcea ava oay at 8 a m. Rev. MU)nwii
Q W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
' conaUntly on hand
At Seventy-five cents per load!.
Atone dollar per load.
' 'i ...... i;.i.'.'.n.v j .;' ' :
" Tha 'Wminlnga"ara botM4 ahavlhga and ntaka
the beat aammar wood tor woWMPurpoaaaaa wall
aatha cheawat aver told lm. Cairo. For black
mlia'a naa Uaatttng tlwa, tuey arc unaqnaiiaa
Laava yaw orden at tha Tenth itreet wood rud
From the undivided aurplua. rovarelonarr dlvl
denda will be deelaied, available on aettlement of
poilclMn Prcmlnm to ordinary participating
The valuation of tha pollciee outatanding baa
neen made on tha American experience table, the
v.HHw.iu vi .nn HiQ pi paw xom
. W. PHILLIPS, ).i.rl
We, the nnderelgnfd. have. In penon, carefully
examined the accouuU, and counted and examined
p detail the aaauU of the eoclety, and certify that
the foregoing aUUimeut thereof li correct.
. JAMES M. HALSTKD,
THOMAS A. CUMMINS,
Special Cdmmlttee of the Board of Dlreclora,
appointed Oct. 27. 18H0, to examine the aaaeta
aud account! at the cluae of the year.
BOARD OF DIRECTORH.
Ilenrv rV Hyde, John A. Stewart,
Oeorge D. MoTKan, John D Jonea,
Oeorga T. Adee, Hobert Lenox Kennedy,
Henry A. flurlbut, C'banncy M. Depew,
?17K-u8t,"ldiDK' nJamm WlllUmaon,
William H.Togg, .Kenr.K M. Ali-XHndr,
Wllllaia A. W'hoelock, William Walker,
lr?' HZui.' . Henry Day,
W llllara O. Lambert, K. Boudliiot Colt,
IleuryO. Mirn.uand ,. ,Tbomaa A Biddle,
JameaW. Alexander, Ownxe W.CarlotM.
Honry 8. Terbcll Cieorge . Kellocg, "
Thomaa 8. Voung. JuaeF. Navarro,
Tliomaa A. Cummlna, John J. McCook.
Robert Blim, W. WkltewrlKbt.
Daniel D. Lord. hyphen H. !1iUlip,
JameaM. Halitead, Samuel W . Torrey,
Horace Porter, CharleaO. Landon,
Edward W. Hiuibert, Samuel Holme.
B.F.Randolph, Thoodore Wealon,
Alanaon Trak, Alexandor P. Irvln,
JohnSloane, T. DeWttt Curler,
Ahlel Orwn, Loula Fitzgerald,
Samuel Borrowe, William M. Blian.
Heury N. Butler, William Alexander,
George II. Stewart, Samuel G . Goodrich .
JAMES W. ALEXANDER. Vice Pres't
BAHUJSL. BO it UO WE, 2d Vice I'rcs't.
E. W. Lambert, M. D., Edw'd Curtis, M. D.
E. W. Scott, Superintendent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
108 Dearborn Street, Chicago.
W. N. CltAINE, General Manager.
E. A. BURNETT. Affeut,
CAIRO AXI NEW MADRID PACKET.
TO NEW MADRID.
W J. TURNER. Muter.
J. K. MUSE, Clerk.
Leavea Cairo for New Madrid and war polnta
every Tueeday.TlMredav and Saturday at 2 p. m.
Beturnlng leavea New Madrid Wednetday, Friday,
and Mo ndiy it 7a.fci.
For freight or paaxare erioly to
J AM ES BIGGS, Agent.
OTICB TO CONTRACTORS.
Crrr Clibk'b orru t 1
Cairo, III., Auguat 4, lHHl. )
Sealed propoe ala will be received at thia office,
directed to the underaigved, until 6 o'clock p. m
Tueaday, Auguat 23.-d, 181. for furnlahing !i00 feet,
3 inch luU-inal diameter, 4 ply with 6 ply
trenirthened, and aealed enda, Iro engine rubbor
hoM, fitted with Caawell'a automatic couplings,
delivered here. Said bide to give weight of boae
per aection and number of aoundi water pretaura
per equare Inch, guaranteed to tand alaofor length
of time aucb boae are warranted. The right to
reject any and all blda la reierved.
1). J. FOLEY, City Clerk,
PROPRIETOR OP 8PROAT'8 PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON, WEI!
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Loads a Specialty.
Cor. Twelfth Street andLeiee,
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER db SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK DON! TO ORDER.
NO. 37 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo, - Illinois
Korean Park Military Accademy.
The bent Boyr Boarding School tn the! Wont.
Prepares tor College, Boluntlflo ' School or BuiW
nana.1 Location attractive and elevated, Beatlon
beglnaSap. 13,1881. Send for catalogue toCapt,
ED N. KjRK TALCOTT, Prln., Morgan Pa k,
Cook Co., 111. -
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST
Natural Fruit flavors,
Prepared from tie choicest
Fruits, without toforiny, iMrtson
out oils, acids, or artificial
Essences, . Alwayn uniform, in
strength, without anil adultera
tion or impurities. Have gained
their reputution from their per
feet purity, superior strength
awl quality. Admitted by all
who have used tltem as the most
delicate, grateful and natural
flavor for cakes, puddings,
Manufactured by ,
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Maker of Lnpolin Yeaat Gem,
Dr. Prioe'a Cream Baking Powder,
and Dr. Prioe'a Unique, Pau'fames
ir e make no second grade goods.
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FLOUR. GRAIN AND HAY
Highest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
On and after Monday, Jane 7th, and until turther
in a via LBAvaa LiAvaa '
Foat Fourth at, Mliaouri Land g. Kentucky Ld f .
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.
10:00a.m. 10:30 a.m. II a. m.
8:00 p. ta. 1:30 p.m. 8 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. K;00p.n.
3 p.m. t :30p.m. 8 p.m
Jf EW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. 3PATIER &CO.,
Cor, Nineteenth atreet I J y hattin Til
Commercial Avenue f vail U 111.
THE idifl KING.
efc'1i0! t0 rurnlahand deliver ICE In any
quantity both wholeaale and retail, and at
ROCK BOTTOM PEICES.
.? rVPwiftlU olleit the oatrooage of all mr old
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
NEW TORE GRAIN.
New Youk, August 12, 13 u.
p-Mt firmer No. 2 Chicago, $1 20
1 S?jro. 2 Red Winter, $1 311 32.f,
OHICAOO, GRAIN AND PORK.
Chicaoo, August 13, 10 A. m.
Pork -Oct, $17 57: Sep. $17 70
Wheat-Oct, $1 17J'; Bcptoubcr,
Uorn-Oct, 63c Sep, 57c.
Chicago, Auguat 12, 12 m.
Pork-Scp 17 80; Oct. 17 77 bid.
Wheat - Oct, $1 17; (September,
Corn-Sep, M&c; Oct, 50".
Oats-Oct, 34; Sep. 34.
Chicago, August 12, 1 p. m.
F-vk Oct, $17 85; September,
Wheat - Oct, $1 tt; 8.Tt,
Corn Oct, ,r)9c; September, 58c.
Oats-Oct 34; Sep, 34-
Dead in His Bugffy.
Cakrolltos, Mo., August 11, John
Alt, one of the oldest citizens of this coun
ty, was buried to day , near the Gorman
Church, west of this city. For some time
his health has been failing, and a few days
ago, in company with his wife, he visited
Excelsior Springs, in Clay County, making
the jowncy in his buggy. Experiencing
no benefit from the waters, he started on
bis. return homo yesterday morning, and
when about four miles from Richmond was
overcome with the heat and died in his
buggy on the road. The body was brought
home on the cars the same day and laid
away as above stated. He was a good citiz
en and universally respected.
Dedalia, Mo., August 11. The passen
gers on the evening train from St. Louis
report that at two points on the Missouri
Pacific Railroad, between St. Louis and
Jefferson City, the dry grass had been set
on fire by sparks from the engine and large
areas of ground were burned over and
much valuable material destroyed. At a
point between Jefferson City aud Sedaha
there was also a large conflagration and
considerable loss was c&used.
B 'Jieaded by a Train.
Alton, III., August 11. -Passengers on
the accommodation train from Smwfleld
this morning report that about six miles
trom ttiat place the train passed the head
less corpse of a man lying by the track.
The clothes were torn of and the body fear
fully mangled. The bead was found about
100 feet from the body. Conductor Straver
stopped his train, moved the body to one
side, left a man to guard it and notified the
officials. The man had evidently been run
over during the night by a passing train. A
bottle or whisky, found j near tho severed
head, told the story.
A Gasoline Explosion.
Alton, III., August 11th. A younc wo
man, employed at the residence of Col. J.
W. McMillan, in the suburbs, was badly
burned yesterday, about the arms and face
by the explosion of a gasoline stove, which
she was attempting to fill without extin
guishing tne flame.
A Terrible Fall.
Nokomis, III., August 11th. On Sun
day night Douglas Phengo, a young man
trom Johnson Township, tell from the
second story of tho faciHc House, in
Taylorville, receiving a wound four inches
long in the skull. The bed was near the
window, and Therigo felt while asleep.
His physicians think he can not recover.
A Leap Iuto Popular Favor.
It is not alwrtvs that the world nr.knnwl.
edges what is right and best; but Burdock
T I J 11AA
uiuou uuicrs, oy universal acquiesenco,
have been awarded the tmmiium fur cli-ami.
iug the blood, curing indigestion, constipa-
uou, rcguiaung ma Dowels, and toning up
weak nerves. Price tl.00. trial size 10
An Old Friend.
Ho was alllicted with a lnmu lmrlt and
general debility; he was recommended
Thomas' Eclectric Oil which cured him a
once. This famous snnr.ifin in a nonitivH
remedy for bodily pain. Pual G. Scnunr,
Hundreds of men, women, aud children
rescued from beds of pain, sickness and
almost death and made strong and hearty
by Parker's Ginger Tonic aro the best evi
dences in tho world of its sterling worth.
You can find theso in every community.
i'ost. wee advertisement.
Joseph Ddkhinlcuoeu. Broadway, Buf
falo, was induced by his , brother to try
Thomas' Eclectric Oil furs sprained ankle;
aud with half a dozen applications he was
enabled to walk round again all right.
I'acl u. ecnoH, Agent.
Tntf only absolute soeciflo we know of
for sneezing, snuffling and choking cat an h
or head colds is Saoford's Radical Cure,
which tor the small sum of 41 affords in
stant relief and Invariably euros. Medical
My patent adjustable HARROW is be
lieved to bo the best, as well as the cheap
est harrow that has ever been offered to the
fanner. 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
accord in c to d
satisfaction. Or, if a farmer wishes to
make it at home and save freight, and give
is just the sizoaud weight he wants, I will
tell tho plan with instructions aud ' right
to make one, and send it by mail tor ono
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 advantarn rrftinml hv
saving freight. It is very simplo and easy
4.. 1 O 1 . . . -
w mane, oeno ror circular and price
tlis, S. Hutchinson, Griggsville, Pike Co.,
Bob Toombs, who was Jeff Davis's
Secretary of Stato, says tat Mem
ininger. tho Secretary of the Treasury,
was a very o'lbnomical man. He used
to hire "niggers" to print Confederate
money, but instead of paying them for
thoir labor .So ga7e them, the use of
the presses at night to print .for thera
solves. " - t
The Richest Village. .' :
Fraser Spraker has bought tho Lir
ingston Spraker homestead at Palatine, I
Montgomery County, of the other heirs,
and will immediately renovate the
house in elegant style. Palatine is the
richest village of its size in America.
Wobstor Warner had a tino housw there,
and his son also ha on. Whgner '
waj once station agent at Palatine, but
is now worth 11,000,000, and his in
come per day is more than bis former
salary (or a whole year. ; Mr. Wagner
has not got on track of the robbers who
so recently made a. haul of family
jewelry at his house, for some of which
he would cive more than its Y.tluo, .
since it included bridal presents from
highly esteemed friends. Troy Tints.
Dr- MoOosh on Daisies. .
The venprablfa President, Jamei
McCosh, of Princeton College, lecturer
to ths students on mental and moral
philosophy and tha publisher of several
works on metaphysical science, was
walking and me litating as he walked
on the college campus on one ol the
commencement days recently when a
languid junior met him aud saluted;
"Goon morning, doctor." v- -
The President raised his eyes and
saw clutched in the studont's bands a
bunch of field daldos. The lily ringers
of the undergraduate could scarcely
compass the big bunch of stems. Ho
was looked upon by the more robust
students as an imitator of the modern
English esthetes. .
"Good morning, good morning," re
plied the President, and he fixed his
eyes on the big bunch of field daisies.
'An' where did ye pu' th' weeds?" ho
The aesthete flushed slightly: "Oh,
sir; I have $t home a sich mother, and
indeed, indeed, sir, her eyes will
brighten at the sight of these Innocent
, Tuolumne Pocket Miners.
Tho gold fover is raging with pectt-.
liar fierceness at Sonora. Men have ,
left their vines and their orchards, and
have taken to the hills with picks and
shovels, and freah dirt U visible at
every hand. A nu v light has recent
ly dawned on the people of that vicini
ty. They find that the miners of
twenty years ago failed bocause thoir
search was for wasli gold. They
should have looked for ledges and
pockets. They looked for rich gravel
and failed. Men to-day are searching
for rich pockets and ledges, and are .
finding them. They enter old tunnels,
and seeing a slip of clay, maybe no
thicker than a piece of paper, they fol
low on, and lo 1 a pocket. They dig
into the hills and strike a blue streak
and detect the contact line between
the slate aud the limestone, and see
whore water has found its way in and
carried its ingredients with it and:
rotted tho rook, and they tako out the
yellow dirt and put it through a bat
tery and pocket from $100 to $200 per
ton for their venture. Sometimes tho
vein of quartz is found, and that Is
taken and millod with good results, but
the richest finds of all are the little
pockets of oxygenized quartz, which
yield sometimes half their weight in
solid coin. A man named Lewis, who
h,s been prospecting lately, left Stock
ton for San Francisco with a lorofa.
pair of overalls filled with rock, which
was nearly or quits one-half gold He
rnader no secret of the fact that ho got
it from & lodge near Sonora, and that
it was taken from the surface. He
ponudod ont $610 with a mortar in a
short time before taking out this rioh
rock. Lewis says he has a boulder
worth $15,000 which ho took from this
claim. atockton Independent,
: Donatio Danger Signals.
On the subject of doni'ttio manage
ment I may quote a recoipt for avoid
ing family quarrels, which I think may
fairly claim credit for good senso. It
was given me by an old man as invent
ed and practised by a couple whom ho
nsod to know, down "Chidding-lyo"
way. "You see, sir," he said, "they'd
agroo between themselves that when
ever he came homo a little 'oontrairy'
and out of temper, ho wore his hat on
the back of his head, and then she
nover said a word; and if she came in
a little 'crass' and crooked, she threw
her shawl over her left shoulder, and '
then ho never said a word." If simi
larly wise dangor signals could be prct-'
ty largely used, how many unnecessary
collisions would be avoided, and how
many a long train of evil consequences
would be safely shunted till the line was
clear again. Leisure Hour,
, , m m '
T The great sohism whloh now threat
ens to toar the world asunder is eatha
ticism. ; , . . " .
NEW SERIES NO. 331
A Japanese Lily.
Mrs. Currle. wife of ex-Mayor J. C.
Currie, of this city, has In her collec
tion of rare plants a lily from Japan
that land of lilies which for size and
beauty is unsurpassed by any flower of
the kind we have yet seen in any coun
try. It is of mammoth size, being
eleven inches jo depth, and at the top
thirty-three inches in circumstances.
Its petals are of satin-like texture,
veined with delicate green and dotted
with tiny spots of dark purple. The
ttamens and pistils are dippod with a
dark, rich orange, forming, as a whole,
a (lower most beautiful and unique.
It exhales a perfume almost overpower
ing in its sweetness. Virginia Enter
prise, Jackson's Manners.
I was agreeably surprised in the con
versational faculties of Andrew Jack
son; his manners, too, were entirely
different d ora what I had supposed. I
had in some manner unfortunately
gathered the impression that he was a
coarse, bullying sort of man; andlwas
indeed surprised to find that his man
ners were more like those of the late
duke of Sutherland than like those of
a frontier politician. lie was extreme
ly onu rteous, a id nvv be flawed aa a
splendid sitter. After 1 had finished
painting his portrait at the Hermitage,
near Nashville, the family asked me to
make a conv of it when I rAturnnri tn
Paris, but I said, "A copy is always a
copy," So I asked the old man to let
tne paint him again from life. He con
sented, and I passed many pleasant
iu jTLVMimuiu iidura in ins BOClCpy.
i tcniemoer well me intense vehe
mence of manner with which, after I
had related a clrcumstanoe about my
self and the necessity ol telling an un- .
pleasant untruth on one occasion, he
said, shaking bis head with great vio
lence, "Always tell the truth, Mr.
Hcaly I " JJunton Journal.
Acceptance and Ventilation of New LIcis.
It was with American leaders that
Herbert Spencer first got a hearing,
and ne still nnus nere tne largest and
most general appreciation. Carlylu
was fiivt accepted by American read
ers. tjomte and the I osiuve lhiloso-
phy have probably found as wide an
acceptance in this country as in Eng
land, All tho Vading science writers
of Europe are ai widely rad and stud
ied in America as elsewhere. It is in
the United states that the only maga
zine in Jie English tongue devoted to
speculative philosophy is published.
In the west there is a Platomo club and
a periodical devoted to the purposes of
the ' association. Emerson has been
one of our lights; Bronson Alcott and
bin " 'Conversations" are peculiarly
American in their character, the Con
cord School ot Philosophy evinces a
very remarkable taste and aptitude for
philosophic study. In truth, with us
there lit an over-fondness for new gen
eralizations, for new theories, for new
speculations on government, science,
law, and society. Much of what is
writteu and advocated in those direc
tions is crude. The new theories are
not alwavs "rational exceptions" thntr
are usually hash and ill dirested: but
the innumerable essays, pamphlets and
books that aro, written on speculative
theories only publishers and editors
haveJ anything like an idea of their ex
tent, for probably not one In a hundred
of the productions of this nature that
aro written ever gets in to type evince
the fermentation that is going on, the
domination of Ideas, and tha curiosity
prevalent in all ranks in regard to
them. Applctorin Journal.
' The rrencn government nas issued a
decree forbidding in future the sale of
foreign cigars in cafes, restaurants,
(visions, hotels, etc. Hitherto the wait
ers, to whom this little commerce has
been abandoned, have made "a good
thing" out of the sale of cigars, most
of which were contraband.
Postal Facilities in Russia.
Russia is far behind the rest of Eu
rope In the matter of postal intercourse.
While in England thirty letters are an
nually transmitted for each individual
of the population, in Germany fourteen
and in France thirteen, the number
sent in Russia does not allow one letter
for each inhabitant. Three causes
chiefly account for this fact: tho un
scrupulous inspection to which a lotter
is officially subjected upon the slightest
firovocation, the low order of general
otelligonce, and tho lack of postal fa
cilities. There are towns in Russia
where letters aro delivered only once a
month.and In some of the largest prov
incial towns there is a post only twice
a week. At presont the gross revonue
of the department is 14.000,000 rubles,
which Just about eovers the expendi
' 'Rough on Al toons,
A Breakfast Table ' correspondent
sends us tho following good one. He
says that Altoona was at one time
about the hardest town along the Penn
sylvania Central. One day a stranger,
who was pretty well soaked with Texas
whiskv. went Into a ticket offloe not far
from Altoona, and said: .
"Givo m a ticket."
"Twenty-one cents, sir.
"Alt right Hand 'er out."
To further prove Altoona'i hard rep
utation our correspondent goes on to
wjo mac tne ioiiow lost ms ticket no
fore he was In the t-aln long. When
the conductor found out thai the drunk
en passenger had no ticket, he asked
him where he wantod to (jo to. The
stranger st ill adhered to original prin
ciples, and proved his continual desire
to bask in the shadoa of Hades by say
Want to go to h "
1 "All right," said the conductor;
"I will lot you off at Altoona."-. Wil
liamsport Brmkfatt Table.