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THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
; OF THE UNITED STATES, 120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
! .v.-1' v HENRY B. UYDE, President.
FOR TIIE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1880.
From the BiidlrlUod turplun. reversionary dirt
deud will bt declared, available on cettlement of
next annual prumium, to ordinary participating
The valuation of the policies outstanding Jim
boon midfl on the American iperlence table, the
legal sianuarq 01 ine stale orlNow xorlc
i. U.VANCIKB. f Actuarle.
We, tbi undersigned, have, ti person, carefully
examined the account, tnd eonnUil and Hummed
in detail the a acts of the society, tnd certify that
the foregoing statement thereof it correct.
BENNINGTON P. KANUOLPB,
JAMKH M. HALHTKD,
TlitJMAH A. CUMMINS,
IIKNKY S, TRKHELL,
. , . JOHN 8 LOAN K.
Special Committee of the Board of Director,
appointed Oct. !, WHO, to examine the asset
nd account tt tht clot or the year. -
Henry B Hid. ' , . Job A.fctwart, "
Ueurg D. 17organ, Jobs D Jones,
George T. Ade, Hohert Lenox Kennedy,
Henry A. Hurlhtit. t'bauncy M. Depew,
Henry F. Spaulding, Benjamin Williamson,
William II. Kogg, Henry M. Alexander,
William A. Whetlock, William Walker,
Parker Handy, Henry Day,
William 0. Lambert, R. Boudluot Colt,
Henry 0 Marquand Thomaa A. Btddl.
Jame W. Alexander, tieorge W.CarleUin,
Henry8,Trbell (JeorgeG. Kellosg,
Thomas. Youik. .lone K. Navarre
Thomaa A. Cninmtns, John i, MeOnok.
Kobert Bliss, W. Whltewrlieht.
Daniol IX Lord, Stephen II. I'htllipt,
Jame M. Ilaliltad,. Samuel W. Torrey,
Horace Pn trr. Charles Ci. Landou,
Edward W. lilmbert, Hamuel Holmes.
B.r. Handolph, Theodore Weaton,
AlanaonTrask, Alexander !'. Irvlu,
JohnSloane, T. DeWItt Curler,
Ashbel Groin. I.onla Filxgrrald,
Samuel Ilorrowe, William M. Bliss.
Heury N, Butler, William Alexander. I
George fl. btewart. Samuel U . Goodrich .
JAMES W. ALEXANDER, Vine Pratt.
SAMUEL BORROWE, 2d Vice I'rc.'t.
E. W. Lmbert, M. D., Edw'd Curtis, M. D.
E. W. Bcott, Superintendent of Agencies.
North Western Department.
108 Dearborn Street, Chicago.
W.N. CRAINE, General Manager.
E. A. BURNETT. Agent,
Circuit Judge D.J. Baker.
Circuit Clerk -A. H. Inriu.
County Judge K. 8 Yocum.
County Clerk-8. J. Humni.
County Attorney J. M.Damron.
' Cosnty Treaaarer Mile W. Parker.
Sheriff John Uodm-
Coroner K. Pltteertld
County CommlMlonert-T. W. Bttllday, J.
Gibbt tad Saraoel Brtlcy.
GAIBU BAPTIST. Temperance ball nn Tenth
treet; preaching first and third 8unday in
each month. It a. m. tnd 7:" p. m : prayer meet
ing Thnrs day, 7 ::) p. m ; 8und ay school , 9 :W t. m .
Rev. A. J. HESS, Pa. tor.
CHCRCB OP TBK REDBKKKIMIpUeopal)
Poarteenth atroet; Sunday 7 mi at. m., Holy
Eurbael.t; 9:.) t. m . Sunday achoot : tO:t5t.m.,
Morning prtyert: 8)p. fli.,renln)C prtyert. F.
P. DaTenporl, 8. T. B, PecUr.
FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHUHCH.
Prctchlni;atin:y)a. a., S p. m . and 7:30 p. in.
Babbttb arjiool tt 1- P m Kev. T. J. Shore,
LtTBIRAN-Thlrtetnth etreet; terrket Sab
bath 1:90 t. m. ; Sunday ecoool i p. m. Kev.
MmiODI8T-Cor. Eighth aad Walnut etreeU ;
Preaching Sabbath 10:30 a m. tnd 7 p.m.;
prayer meeting, Wednesday 7fl0 p. m.; Sunday
school. a. m. Rer. Whlttaker, paator.
PKESBYTKRIAH-Klghth ttreet; preaching on
Sabbath at 11:00 t. m. tnd 7:) p. m.; prayer
meeting Wednetdty tt T:)p. m.; Sunday School
tt 1 p. m. Ret B. Y. Georie, paator.
ST. JOSKrB'8 Komtn Catholic) Corner Croea
and Walnut tret; aervicea Sabbath 10:30 a.
m. ; Sunday School at p. m. ; Veepart 3 p.m.: aer
ncei eery day at 1 1. m. Kct. O ilara. Tricot.
ST. PATRICK'8-Romn Catholic) Corner Ninth
treet and WaahlngUin avenue; eervlce Sab
bath I and 10 a. m. ; Veapere J p. m. ; Bonday School
p. m. aerflcta every day at t a.m. Ret. Muotersou
Mayor N. B. Thiatlnwood.
Treaetlrep T' J, Kcrtb.
Clerk-Dnnl. J, Foley.
Coonelor Wm. B. Gilbert.
Marahal-L. H. Meyera.
Attorney William Hecdrlr k.
OAKD OP aiDIBKl!.
Klret Ward I'etor Saun. T. M . Klmbrough.
Second Ward-Je.a Htnkle, C. N. Hnghea.
Third Ward-B. F, Blake, John Wood.
Fourth Ward Cbarlet O. Patter, Adolph Swo-
b0Ftfth Wtrd-T. W. HAlllday, Krneat B. PtttH.
R. R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. U.
than a amtivt. Tta detaht.
t Accomdatloa-.U :10 1. m
Accom'dolion. 4:00 p.m
MISS CENTRAL R. K.
tMall - 5:S0p.m I tMall 8:Rt.ra
tKxpreaa ll:;t m tBxpreia 9:S0a.m
C. WT. L. R. R. (Narrow Gang.)
Sipreo 4:30 p m I 'Expre 9:40 t.m
Aeconi'daloln 1S:30 p.m 'Accora'datlon. 1 :30 p.m
Sundtyexcur'n 8:05 p m Bunday exenr n H:40a.m
ST.L., I.M.48. R. U.
fKxpreta S:Ma.m tRxpre...r-..:0Sp.in
tActom'dttton. 2:30 p.m tAccom datlon.ll:45.m
CAIRO V1SCKNNES R. R.
Mall ..-. 5:00 t.m I 'Mall P "
Dtily except Sunday. Pally. :
HEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TUB CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PATIER fc CO.,
Cor, Nineteenth itreeU Tjlirn TIL
CommercllAvtnoI VUW, All
AmMTHTor Liuoit) aeirra, Jan. 1.
IKCOMC. , ;
I'remlumi $ ,fla,94l 0
Interest and rent 1.77H,7(M6t
Net profit on Investment Iii9,047 76
Claims by death and matured endow
f ; - 2,50764 84
Dividend, surrender value, and at-
nultie...,... 8,106,410 04
Diacouuted endowment and matured
toutlno policlea....... 17B U63 08
Total paid policy holder. f 4,798,087 r
Dividend on capita) 7,000 00
Agi.ndttand commlsalous. ., Ril,47T0
Uuneral expense , CrWl.Att U
8lM,ouaninaoity !.,. m.mjO
Netrash aMctn, Dee. 31, 1880. ) 38,409,844 W
Bond and mortKagea.M. ft.0M.47J SO
I'nitfd State evick 2.513,bUl 00
Slat (torkH, cl'.y storks, tnd storks
tiithorized by the laws of the stnte
of New York fl.W7.4!B 47
I.oana secured hv bonds and stocks. 7,0M,5rU 8H
Real estate in New York and Boston
and purchaeed under foreclnsure.. 8,Vi8,3h3 H
Cash on hand In hanks and other de
positorle on intcrestand In transit
(Mtiee received) 2,18307
Due from agents on account of pre
mium 23,4'.1 3!
I 3t,40S,44 Oi
Market value of stock and bonds
over cost l,521,OM,
Interest and rents due and axrucd.. Wt.Si bti
Premium due and in process of
collection (less premiums paid In
advance, IttJ.OHl) . W.XW 00
Deferred premium !WI 36
Total Mset, Dec 31, 1880...Mn 41,lifl,B02 32
ToUl liabilities including legal re
etrrve for reinsurance of til exist
ing pollclc 31.K80.30B 11
Total undivided aurplus.... .........$ 9.iJS.2t Ul
Of wbtrh iHilong fas computed) to
policies it genertl class 4 ,!.' ,0M 'J I
Of which beloogs (as computed) to
licle In tontine class ..4,'A3,Z 00
Risks Assumed in 18K0, $35,170,805 00
Risks Outstanding I177,o97,703 00
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'8 PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON.WELI
FACETED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Ijoads a Specialtv.
Cor. Twelfth Street and Leree,
HE CITY NATNOAL BANK
W. P. HALLIDAY, President.
n. L. HALLIDAY, Vlee-Preildenv.
THOS. W. HALLIDAY, Cashier.
. sTiiT Taruit, w. r. haixiuat,
HURT L. HAUJD4T, B. H. OTrKKIKOBAII,
. U. iVItXIABSON, WTIPNIN tIBO,
H. H. OANDt.
Eichanire, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUGHT AD BOLD.
Deposit received and t xonertl banking buslners
tjrnavlng lately inerea9d hi facilities It now
prep area 10 ao prompu
ALL KINDS OF REPAIRING.
LMIIT AND HIAVT WAUOK MAIM TO OttDKn,
; . . IIor hoeing n Ppwlalt y.
Thanklna the niihlie for tbelr liberal Tittrnnaw.
I hope by square dealing and prompt attention to
bnsine to-ktvt t contluuance of the ranio
GlVI Ml A CAU
CAIRO. ILLIN0I8. THURSDAY
CAIRO AMI KKVV MADRID PACKET.
TO NEW MADRID.
W. J. Tt'RNEB, Mter
J. K. MUSK, Clerk. .
Leave Cairo for New Madrid aud way point
every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at !i p, m.
Returning leave New Madrid Wedueaday, Friday,
and Monday at 7t. m.
For freight or paa.taite ptly to
JAMES BIGGS, Agent.
THE ICIC KIISTG.
Ready now, to furnish and deliver ICE In auy
qnantily both wbolcsale tnd reUtl. and tt
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES.
I respectfully solicit the patronage of all my old
friends and a many new one, and guarantee them
satisfaction. JACOB KLEE.
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE VVl STATES.
On and after Monday, Jane 7th, and until further
notice the ferryboat will make trip a follows:
LIAVI LIAVIt LIAVB
Fot Fourth St. Missouri Land g. Kentucky Ld g.
1:00 t.m. 8:M t. m. 9 a.m.
18:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 t.m.
2:00p.m. 2:80 p. at. 3 p.m.
4:O0p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5;00p.m.
i p.m. 8:90 p.m. I p.m
Commercial Avenue ad Eighth Street.
F. BROS9. President.
P. NKFF, Vice-President.
II. WELLS. Cashier.
T.J. KEKTH. Assistant Cashier.
F. Rross. Cairo; William Kliige. Cairo;
Peter Neff. Cairo; William Wolf, Cairo:
C. M. Osterloh, Cairo; C. O. Ptier, Cairo;
E.A. Under, Cairo: j.i.ciemson. Caledonia'
H. Wells, Cairo.
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS DONE.
Krcbanee sold and bonrbt. Interact raid la
the Stvtnir Department. Collection made and
til baslnes promptly attended to.
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK DONE TO ORDER.
NO. 87 EIGHTH STREET,
Q W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
constantly on nana
At Seventy-live cent per load.
Atone dollar per load.
Th "trlmmlne;",,, wtrtt .htvlnM tnd nik
MORNING, AUGUST 25,
FLAVORING EX TRACTS.
Uhile othet linking Powder
are largely adulterated with
Alum and otfter hurtful drugs,
luu been kept unchanged in all
its original pnritu aud lrength.
Tlie best evidence of its safety
and effrrtirettes is the fact of its
having received the highest testi
monial from the most eminent
chemists in the United States,
who liave amdgzed if, from itr
introduction to the present time.
There a re no powders thai bear
higher chemical tests, nor any
that show so good results by the
TEST OF THE OVEN.
It is a pure. Fruit Acid Baking
Powder. Made by
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Manufacturer of Lnpulin Yeatt
(ferns, Dr. PrW Special Flavoring
Extracts, and Dr. Price's Unique
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FLOUR. GRAIN AND HAY
Egy p ti an Flouring Mills
Hkbest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
Q.E0UGE II. LEACH, M. D.
Phvsieian and Surgeon,
Special attention pitld to the Homeopathic treat
ment of aureicnl diueueus, and diseases of women
Office: Nolo Eighth street, near Commurcial
avenue, Cairo, III.
II. MAKE AN, M. D.
Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon.
Office on Commercial avenue nrartho coiner of
Eighth street, over Taber Brother's Jewelry store.
Residence corner Fourteenth street and Wash
The Celebrated Electro-Vapor and Medicated
Bath which are an unfailing cure for Hhcnmntlm
Neuralgia, Fever-Ague and many other ailments,
administered dailv during office hour.
Office hours, from 8 to 1.! a. m., from 1 to 5 and
from"to8 p. m.
JJR. E. W. W1IITLOCK,
Ornus-No. 1:18 Commercial Avenue, between
sigutn and Klntn street
TJR. W. C. JOCELYN,
D K N T 1ST.
OFFiCE-Elghth Street, near Coma ercia! Avenue,
TO YOUNG MEN AND OTHERS.
We tend on trial for t hirty days our Electro-Voltaic
Bella, Bands tnd tHuspuiisorlea, to yodng men
and others suffering from weaknesses, norvous de
bility, lost vitality, lost manhood, tnd many other
dianase. Wa gutrautoo evr cure and com-
Slot rottoratinn of manhood. Address without
ulay, VOLTAIC BELT CO. MarihtU Mich.,
r m a ,
MARKETS BY TELEUiAPII
NKW YORK ORAIN.
Nisw York, August 24, 13 m.
Wheat irregular- No. 3 ' Chicago
$1 03(34. No. 3 Red Winter, ft 40.'
OHICAflO, GRAIN AND IOI! K.
ClIICAdO, AugUHt 34, 10 A. M.-
rork Sept., 18 05; Oct. f 18 35.
Wheat -Oct, it 30; September,
Corn Oct, C5?c Sep, C3c.
OatB-Oct. .19; Sep 37'.
CiitcAuo, August 34, 13 m.
Porki-Oct 18 30; Sept 18 00,
Wheat r Oct, t 3?g; fteptembor,
Corn Sep, 6:1 c; Oct, C5is
Otts-Oct, 38; Sep. 37.!4'.
CuicAfio, August 24, 1 p. m.
Pork - Oct, 18 22),'; September,
Wheat Oct, $t 2(jj4'; Sopt,
Corn Oct, 65c ; September, 03c.
Oau Sep. 37;Oct. 38'.
Rub It In.
Jacob Loeckman, 274 Cliutou street. Huf-
falo, N. Y., has tieen using Tbomus Eclec
tiic Oil for rheumatism. Ho bad, such a
lame back that be could do nothintr: but
one bottle entirely cured him. For sale by
ruut 1. nciiuu.
Goto Paul G. Schuli for Mrs. Freeman's
New National Dyes. For briehtneM ami
durability of color are nntqualed. Color
troni 2 to 5 pounds. Directions in English
and German. Price 15 cents.
Mr. Noah Uttes. Elmirn. tt. V.. writ.,-
"Alsnit four years ago I had an attack of
t 1 t . ....
01 u11u.11., lever, and never fully recovered.
xuy (iipMtive organs were weakened anJ I
would be completely prostrated for days.
After using two bottles of your Burdock
Blood Bitters the improvement wits so vis
ible that I was astonished. I can now,
though til years of age, do a fair and reas
onable day's work. Price 11.00, trial size
10 cents. Sold by Paul O, Schuh.
Ladies who appreciate elegance and
purity are using Parker's Hair Balsam. It
is the best article sold for restoring gray
hair to its original color and beauty.
Allen's Brain Food noitivilv rnru nurv.
otisness. nervous debility, and all weakuess
of L'enerstive orrrnnH. il. ft f,,r 4". All
druggists. . Sud for circular to Allen's
fiL .. 01 1-1 a a r w .11
1 iiKriiinuy, 013 r irsc Ave., i. 1 . twin in
: 1 r 1 , 1
v-biiu iy iiuciuy xros.
How often persons have been annoyed by
burrs clintintr to their dress or clothing.
and how seldom have they, when cleaning
tnem, given it a thought that Burdock
Root is the most valuable blood cleanser
Rnd purifiur known, and is sold by every
druggist under the name of Burdock Blood
Bitters. Price f 1.(40, trial size 10 cents.
Sold by Paul G. Schuh.
I VIil a 1 1 i V L (I t i V Vnrv.at.VJo I
pound will at si! tiimw, rnd under all cir
cumstances, act iu harmony with the laws
.U... . . ...
Him j;ovi:ru me iciunie system. Attnress
XT ... r v t:i.i. n, tir ... .
jiim cj. i iiiiwiitiii, 4.) vvestern Ave
nue, Lyuu, Mass,, for circular.
It is a remarkable fact that Thomas'
Eclectric Oil is as good for internal as ex
ternal use. For diseases of the lungs and
throat and for rheumatism, neuralgia, crick
in the back, wounds and sores, it is the bust
known remedy, and much trouble is saved
by having it always on hand. Sold by Faul
My patent adjustable HARROW is be
lieved to be tho best, as well as the cheap
est harrow that has ever been offered to the
farmer. I sell a first class standard two
horse barrow that will easily harrow 20
acres iu a day, for ten dollars, all complete.
They can be ordered by letter and Bhippcd
according to directions warranted to give
satisfaction. Or, if a farmer wishes to
make it at homo and save freight, and give
is just the size and weight be 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
havo in addition tho advantage gamed by
saving freight. It is very simple and easy
to make. Send for circular and price
tl is, S. Hutchinson, Griggsville, Pike Co.,
A Liberal Offer.
Waguer & Co. Michigan Ave. & Jackson
St, Chicago, offer to send Electric Belts,
Bands, etc., for the cure o( Nervous Debili
ty and other diseases, free, for examination
and trial before purchasing. These Elec
tric Devices are the invention of Pr, D. A.
Joy, of tho University of Michigan, and are
claimed to bo the only Electric Devices or
Appliances for the cure of diseases that
have yet been constructed upon scientific
principles. See their advertisement in this
The Bound Unloosed.
Chas. Thompson, Franklin Street, Buffa
lo, says: "I havo suffered for a longtime
with constipation, and tried almost every
purgativo advertised, but only resulting in
temporary relief, and atter 'constipation
still more aggravated.' I was told about
your Spring Blossom and tried it. I can now
say 1 am cured, and though some months
have elapsed, 'still romain so. I ahall,
however, always keep some on hand in rase
ot old complaint returning." Price 50
cents, trial bottle In cents. Sold by Paul
SERIES NO. 340.
An EngRoh critic draws this unlove
ly portrait of tlm novelist "Oiiida;"
Somo years ago visitors to the Lung
ham hotel, London, ued often to notire
in tlm reading-room 'a lady., who.se
evident object it was to attract atten
tion. She was of uncertain age, ap
parently in the forties, but affflcle.d a
very yon 11 g ladyish style of rostume.
She had a mass of curioiiHly.drcwwd
yellow hair, which seemed to be cocked
up in a different f;wliion every day,
now being buffed over her forehead,
doggy-wiso, now btiing allowed to fly
out 111 wild wisps like horse-hair. This
lady was by no means pretty, and her
apparel was more ostentatious' than
tasteful. She wholly lacked the French
art of good taste in dress. She bad bo
idea oFaorting her colors, nor could
she even attain to that original eccen
tricity which, being ahead of the
fashions of to-lay, sometimes sets those
f or tomorrow. All this would have
been iramivterial if the lady in question
bad not, as above said, been so evident
ly dosirous of being stared at.' Her
stupid posture, her intent way of gaz
ing at people through a double eye
glass as if she had met them all before,
but :ould not remember where, and her
tripping gait when she crossed the
room to fetch a newspaper or speak to
a waiter, often induced other visitors to
wonder who she was. Many took her
for an actrebs, but when a man had
stayed a few days in the hotel, he al
ways learned that the fair oddity was
a Miss de la Kcmee, better known as
Thorn whs s snmll 1V nnmwl Apollo, f
Wbo iimpiI to gt spunky and ''hollo!" ;
Wboti his pm wiia a atrnp
Would oorral the young- chatl,
And a stirtcif u chorus would follow.
A live pnper ennnot b run on "dead
Somebody calls ice-cream a "feast of
free-zin." ' '
Bettor to have soft corns than hard
Is it a moan-a-mania when a crazy
Nothing vulgar about the miller,
when he bolts his meal.
Eve was the first of her race to feel
shocked at the bare idea.
When an arm of the sea encircles a
neck of land, look out for fishing
smacks. Vonkcrs tStutcsman. tiive
Why does a cat swallow a mouse
head foremost? is one of the mellifluent
questions of the hour. In order to
cave his tail for a toothpick.
' 'Alderman O'Flanneliuouth "Be
Veerful, Mrs. O'Toole, an' don't lit
any won see me, fur it's all the promi
nent people what's getting shot at."
And now somebody has been coun
terfeiting Egyptian money. Somebody
must be rich to afford to uso good ma
terial to make into Egyptian money.
"Mnmifl," said h and his voice was
singularly low, "wUJ you be my wife?
Will you cling to me as the tender vine
clings to the'-' "Yes,; I'll catch on,"
The Atlanta Constitution, thinks the
$2,000 at Albany, which is now without
an owner, should be invested in liver
puds for the benefit of the discoverers
of the comet.
Little Lottie to her friend-"! havo
so many cares. Yesterday a little baby
sister arrived and papa is on a journey.
It was but n piece of luck that mamma
was at home to take care of it."
Doctors disagree. Somo say whisky
hardens the bi iiin, others say it softens
it. Meanwhile, people without brains
will keep right on drinking it, as it
dons not make an atom of difference to
them, not an atom.
A boy of 12 years, dining at his un
cle's, made such a good dinner that his
aunt observed: "Johnny, you appear
to eat well?" "Yes," replied tho ur
chin, "I've been practicing eating all
And now the poor heated editor
snatches up his shears with delight us
his eyes light on a promising 'squib,
aud throws them down with a quota
tion from the Old Testament, as ho
roads further and liuds thai it is some
thing about "take Jenkin's Jaundice
Jerker." ' .
' Peanut stand. Small boy "Is them
all yer give fur a cent ? Why, I yuster
git twice that many." Vender "Yes
but all the fruit crops is failed thi 1
yenr, and peanuts ami peaches is un
common slow in comin' in." Small
boy "Then give 1110 a cent's worth of
ice cream them isn't failed, is itP"
A Chicago paper wants to have (,111
teau talke.T to dentil bv George Francis
Train. It might do. But we onoe read
of a sailor who was put into a cage
with an anaconda by a cruel African
kin" that tbe anaconda might swallow
hini! and wo believe tho sailor swal
lowed tho anaconda. Huston, Herald.
Can Guiteau swalluw the boa?
A poem that won a prize of .$10, of
fereu by 0110 of our exchanges, makes
"reveries" rhyme with "whatever is."
A poet couldn't be expected to do bet
tor for the paltry sum of $10. If the
prize had been $20, no doubt he would
have succeeded in rhyming "ensilapjo"
with "peritonitis." There is nothing
like money to develop a poet's latent
inspiration and so forth.
"Your mi ml is in a twilight state,"
observed a man. "You cannot differ
entiate tho grains of mistrust from the
molecules 01 a reasonable conlidence.
You are traveling thtj border land, the
ironuer ueiween inu parauise vi i
and the arctic regions of incredulity.
You are agnostic." "DiviJ ft bit," said
Pat, with mingled amazement and in
dignation, "fm a Dimmycrat, every
Inch o' 1110!"
' The free lee-watarexporfnient in New
York has proved a success, aud thirsty
souls by thousands bestow their bene
dictions on the Business Men's Moder
ation Society for establishing the new
fountain near tliu front entrance to the