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HE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIBO. ILLINOIS. SATURDAY MOBNING, JANUARY 14. -1882.
Circuit JurtK D.J.Baker.
Circuit (Jlerk-A. II. Irvlu.
County Judge K. H Yocutu.
County Clerk H. J. Humm.
County Attorney J. M. Damron.
County Treasurer Mtles W. Parker.
Bherlrf John liodtfes.
Coroner K. KltieKurald
County Commissioner T. W. Balllday, 3. A.
Olbbi and Vatot riaup.
Mayor N. H. Tlitstlewood.
TreuMiir'ir T J.Kerth.
Clerk Lii-mil. J, rolry.
CounselorWin. B. Otlbert.
Marshal L. H. Mvycrs,
Attorney William lltsudrleks.
HOARD Of ALIIIHM1V.
Klrst Ward Peter fianp. T. M . KltnorouKh.
Weeoud Ward J cue lllukle, C. N. Hughes.
Third Ward-B. V, Ulake. John Wood.
Fourth Ward-Cbarloa O. Fatter, Adolph Bwo
noda. Klfih.Ward-T. W. Hallldav. Urn est B. PottU.
CAIRO BAPTIST. Corner Tenth and Poplar
streets; preaching flrmt and third Monday. In
ea:hniojth, 11a. m.and7:lp. m : prayer meet
mi! Thursday, 7 : p. m ; Bond xj school, :S0 a m
" ' v Key. A. UK Si, I'astor.
CHURCH OP TUB RKDKKMBB (Kplaeopal)
Fourteenth streot; Bunday 7:00 a m., Holy
Kuch&aist; W:a0a. ra., Bunday achool 10:45 a.m.,
Morulnx prayer.: 8:(W p. m., evening irayeri. F.
P. Davenport, T, tt. Kecu.
I7IKKT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
r PrracblDK at lu:80 a. a.., 3 p. m., and 7 :80 p. m.
Babfcalh achool at 7:30 p. m He?. T. i. Bhom,
1CTII KUAN -Thirteenth itreet; serves 8an
a bath 1:30 a.m.; Bunday achool i p.m. Rev.
MKTUODIBT-Cor. Eighth and Walnut streets,
Ireachln(j Sabbath 11 :00a. m. and7: p.m.
Sunday rktiool at :oop. m. Uov. i. A. Hcarrett,
f JKEHBYTBHIAN KlKhth atreet; preaching on
1 habbnth at IHjO a. m. and 7 : p. m. ; orayer
mn-tinu Wednesday at 7:tp. m.; Sunday School
at 8 p. m. Kev B. Y. George, paator.
ST JOSEPH'S iKotaan Catholic) Corner Croaa
and Walnut tru; service Sabbath 10:10 a.
n.; Sunday School at i p. m.; Vesper 3p. m.; ir
ric every day at IJ a. m. Kev. O'Uara, l'rlest.
ST. PATitICK'S(ltoman Catholic) Comer Ninth
tret and Washington avenue; aervlcef 8ao
oath 8 and Hi a. m.; Vesper i p. m.; Bnnday School
t p. m. acrvlcea every day at b a. m. Rev. MasUjrsoQ
R. E. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CKSTRAL K. R.
TaAliauafaiiT. w W """,s'
Mail . :isa.m tMall I.... .4:16 a.m
tUcrpra'daUon.lt :10 am Kxore.a-. 11:10 a.m
rEiire.i :' P I Accotndatloa..4:0i p m
MISS CENTRAL R. K.
tMall 4::a.m ItMall .. .. !J:00p.m
tEipres 10:15am fKiprras 11:30 a.m
C. X ST. 1., R. R. (Narrow Gauge )
Bxprus 8:a.m I BipMss 5:'0p.ta
Actora datlon. l p ra i -accoiu uavuiu u y.u,
Jk H. K K.
krrim union. IllDDH
t Accom oauon ji:toa.m
WABASH. ST. LOl'IS PAI IFIC It X CO.
Mall ti .... SMWn.m 'Mali & Ex.... ::p.m
Dally except Sanday. t Dally.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Cldcago.
The Oalv JLine Hunnincf
9 DAILY TRAINS
Making Direct Connection
Tain Liavi Ciino:
3;1 On m. Mall.
Arriving In St. I,oul 9:4S a.m.; ChlcaRo, 8:30 p.m.;
Conuucttntr at Odin and Kfllnijhain for Cincin
nati, Loulartlle, Iudlanapoha and polnU Eaet.
11:10 H.m. Bt. Iouia and AVetern
Arriving In 8t. LouU 7:05 p. m., and connecting
for all points Weal.
4:0 p.m. F.-iat Kxpree.
JnrSt. Louis and Chicago, arriving at St. Louie
10:40 p.m., and Chicago 7:20 a.m.
4:!JO p pi. Cinoinnati Kxpr"ss.
Arriving at Cincinnati 7:00 a.m.; Louisville 7:30
a.m.; lndlananoUe 4:tW a.m PaMengeri hv
thie train reach the abovo uoln.a 1 to 33
UuCltB In advance of any other route.
rw-Tho 4 :' P- eiprcna baa PULLMAN
IsLKKPlNUCAK Cairo to Cincinnati, wtth.mt
changed, and through alooporato bt. loula and
Fast Timo Kast.
1 i ccl niu T tbl line go through to F.ant.
I dSSenKerS hi polnw wlthont any delay
eauaed by Sunday Intervening. The Batnrday after
noon tralu from Cairo arrlvcaln new York Monday
morning at 10:85. Thirty-ill houraln advanceof
ny other route. , . .
IITKor through tlrkotn and lrther information,
apply at Illlnolt Central Hallroad lot,Ca1ro.
JAB. JOHNSON, J- ni,JON. .
Oen . Houthern Agont. Ticket Agent.
A. U. HANSON, Oen. Paaa, Agont. Chicago
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
THAINK LIAVI OAinO.
ArkannaaandTexaa Kxpruaa -11:30 p.m. Dally
Exprpaa V,-V :W p.m. Dally
Ticket office: No. 65 Ohio Loveo.
" U. U. MIL. BURN, Agont.
Q.EOIIGE H. LEACII, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon,
Bpoclal attention paid to the Homeopathic trrat
montof aurglcal dlneaaui, and dlecaiei of women
OiUce: On 14th itreet, oppoilte the Post Office,
Cairo, III. .
J)R. W. 0. JOC3ELYN,
OFFICE Eighth Street, near Cotntmrclal Avenue
R. B. W. WHITLOCK,
Omos No. 188 Commercial Avna( batwetn
OF THE CONDITION
Alexander County Bank.
Cairo, III., Dec. 31nt, 1681.
Loam and Dlaconnta
Due from ot her banka -.. .........
Canli, on hand
... Ji.:"iri m
... 15,7H 35
... 6.S05 33
Keal batata and furniture
ifxpeimei, including taxea
... 7.M4 tn
... 11,(150 (K
.. 10i,140 tf7
Capital atock paid In
We. PetflrNeff vice president, and Henry Wells
Cabbler, do lolenmly awcur that the abovo state
ment la true to the boot of our knowledge aud be
lief. l'ETLR NEFF, Vies Presiduut
H. WELLS, Caahlcr.
Subacr1bfdandfiworntoh!forH mo thii 5th day
Of Jan., Itm-i. ALFRED COMINGS,
lw Kotary Public.
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street,
P. BUOSS, Preetdent. P. NKFF, VlcePrcs'nt
H. WELlyS, Canbler. T. J. Kerth, Aos't caab
F. BroM...... Cairo I William Kluee.. .Cairo
PetrNeff William Wolf.... "
C, M . OxUrlob - " ICO. Patter. .... "
E. A.Buder " II. Well rt
J. Y. C!emou, Caledonia.
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS DONE.
Exchange cold and bought. Interest paid in
the Saving) Department. Collection! made and
all builneas promptly attended to.
Qt W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
coniUnUy on Una
At Seventy-five centa per load.
At one dollar per load.
The "trtmmlner "are coarte nhaWnga and make
the beat anmmer wood for cooking purpoaeaaa well
aa the cheapest ever aold in Cairo. For black
pmlth'i nee ineetttng tlref, they are nneqnalled
Leave ynor oraera ai tne Tenia atreet wood vara
QAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
On and after Monday, June nil, and until further
notice the ferryboat will make trlpa aa follows :
Mini ' liavki Leuvis
Foot Fourth it. Missouri Land'g. Kentucky Ld g.
9:00 p. m.
4 :00 p. m.
8:80 a. m.
10:30 a. m.
9 a. m.
11 a. m.
5;00 p. m.
CAIE0 AND NEW MADB1D PACKET.
TO NEW MADRID.
W. J. TUBNEB, Maator.
LEil. HILL, Clerk.
Lcavoa Cairo Tor New Madrid and way polnti
evorr Tnuaday, Thursday and Saturday at a n, m.
Returning loavea Now Madrid Wednesday, Fnday,
and Monday at 7 a.m. . .
rpiIE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W. P. nALLIDAY, President.
H. L. HA LI, ID AY, Vlce-Preeident.
THUS. W. HALLLDAY, Cashier.
f . ITAATI TAYLOR, W. P. HiXLtDAT,
HIKBT X.. BAiJJOAT, B. B. COKmHOHA,
j.U. OXIAMON, STlrU BIRD,
B. B. OAMDII.
Ezchan;e Coin and United States Bonds
BOUGHT AND BOLD. k
DeposiUrecelved and a general banking basinets
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in i
TIN, COPrER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KIKDS OF JOB WOItK DONE TO OKDEB.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN" THE CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
C. O. PATIER & CO!,
Cor. Nineteenth rtreetl Pair A Til
Commercial Avenue ValIU lUi
(j, M. ALDEN,
roIlTUK HALS or
Hay, Grain and
Room No. 1, np ataira In Cuhi'e Building,
No. 80 Ohio Lovee.
COAL, WOOD ICE.
WOOD, COAL and ICE,
by the Ton or Car Load, dollvored in any part of tho
WOOD OF ALL KINDS.
lir Leave orders at my Wood and Coal Office.
)VM. M. BAXTER & CO.,
PURE LIQUID PAINTS, WHITE LEAD
Zincs, aud Colors,
No, 62 Pearl Street,
Our Liquid Palnle are ruadv for Immediate uao on
opening the paekaires, no oil, spirits of turpontioo
or dryera bulnd required,
1'urily. We Diiaruntuo their absolute purity and
their froedoin from lmrytes, clay, alkali, water,
benaine, soap ami other articles which are used to
adulterate liquid Hint.
Covering Capacity. Tliuy woljih 11 ft oen to six
teen pounds to tho itallon, and will cover better
and more surfnco than any chemlcnl paints or tlioso
contalnlnii barytcaor clay, as those add welKht
Periimnency of Color Oreat care has been taken
tn seloctlns colore for tinting, and we use only per
manent colors, consequently our tints do not fade.
Convenience, Any ono who can uso ft paint
brush can apply thvsu paints, and being ready for
nan, there Is no wasto or excess of material, a Is
the case often when lead, oil and turpnntlno have
to bo purchased. The colore can always he exactly
matched and there la no necessity of having two or
thru shades on the same building, aa Is often the
cast) when tints are made experimentally.
Our Pure Liquid Paints are put np tn small cans
from 1 to ft lbs., and also by the gallon, In packages
from cans of X, 1, 9, 8 and II gall., to kegs of 10, IS
and SO gall., and bbla. of 45 gulls,
sample twos ana vitce Lists maiioo to any aa.
dress. - . , novld3m.
While other Baking l'owdert
are largely adulterated with
Alum ami other hurtful drugs,
has been hejtt unchanged in all
its original purity and ttrength,
Hw best evidence of its safety
and effectiveness is the fact of its
ha ving received the high est testU
' monials from the most eminent
chemists in the United States,
who have analyzed it, from its
introduction to the jtresent time.
There are no powders that bear
hitticv chemical tests ," nor any
that show so good results by the
TEST OF THE OVEN.
It is a pure Fruit Acid Baking
1'owder. Made by
STEELE & PRICE,
Cliicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Manufacturers of Lupalln Yeast
Gems, Dr. Price's Special Flavoring
Extract, and Dr. Price'w Unique
A New and ;ompiete Tlitel, fronting on Levee
Kecond and Kuilroad Streets,
Tb PassenRcr D'-pot of the Chlcntjo, Bt. Louis
an' Jew Orleans: Illinois Central; Wabash, 8t.
Louis and I'acltlc; Iron Mountain and Southern,1
Mobile and Ohio; Cain and St. Louts Hallways
are all Just across the atreet: while the Steamboat
Land I tin is hut one square distant,
This Hotel is heated bv steam, has steam
Laundry. Hydraulic Klevator, Electric Cull Hoi Is.
Automatic Fire-Alarma, Hatha, absolutely pure air,
pertect sewerage and toiuploto appointments.
Bupern lurnisniugn; puneci servito, auu au un
Ii. P. PAUKEU Ac OO..IJiiiej
REPORT OF TIIE CONDITION
CITY NATIONAL. BANK
at Cairo, lu the State ol Illinois, at tho close of
December 31st, 1881.
Loans and discounts $ 3!it,0'j1 1
Overdraft M'-i 811
U. . bonds to aecuro circula
U. t). bondson hand.: 3 UM) 00
Other stocks, bonds and mort
gages 50,838 04
Duo from approved reserve
IV... IV..,,, nlln.r mitlniml luitikH I'JMi SH
l.llU w .............
Duo from rlato bunks aud
bankers n,!i eu
Heal estate, furniture und Ox-
... m H 1.4117 18
Checkn'iindoihtTCttHh ltom..$ 2,WH l7
..... .... t ir. r-ii.t iMi
Hills Ol oilier imiiKK w
Fnietional paper currency,
nickels ami ncnilles 150 80
Silver a'.i'u "
Local Tender notes ai.UOO 00- 82,6111 77
Hedemptlon fiiud with IJ. H.
Treasurer, (B per ceut. of cir
culation)..... 2,250 00
Dim from U. 8, Treasurer,
other than t per cent ro
redemption fund 8 -Of 11
ToiAi,. 1700,861 10
Capital slock paid in t Km.Ofin rt)
Surplus Kiind ln,is 00
Iindivlded 1'rollls 1,588 4H
N nllonal bank uolea outstand
ing 45,000 00
Dividend unpaid WW 00
Indlvldiiul deposllo subject to
check ! WWm
Demand certltlniitos or deposit, 1H,M 41
Duo to other nuUmial banks, 4,1)10 tU
Duo to Htatu bunks and
baukera 18,418 06
Totai '. $7011,851 19
Stnte of Illinois, county of Alexander, ss.
1, Titos. W. Ilalllduv, Cashier of tho above named
Imnli, do solemnly swear thut the above statemuut
la true to Hut best of my knowledge and belief.
Tuna, W. lUi.i.inr, Casluor.
Hnhscrlhod and sworn to before mu thlaUth day
of January, 18H, M. J. Howi.st,
K. n. rttNMitfiiiiAii, I
). D. Williamson, Director.
11. 11. Canurm. )
All person doing business whoso license ex
pired December 1t, 1HH1, aro huroby notlflod to
renew their llcenso without delay aud thereby savs
trouble and oost. LUU1DU. MYHKS,
Calm, 111., January 8d, 1B8U. 8
Tho ton ilnuo8 of a nmvupnper ofllnfl
aro bon, pimu, cranks, raU, ooek
ronohos, typographical errors, oxolmngo
HontlH, boDK-cunvuMHcrs, dolinqucnt Htib
jcrlhors, irnd tho man who itlwuy know
how to run tho inner butter than tho
editor dots himself.
THE BABY'S ESOAPADE.
BY A. O. AND A. T.
Oneo upon a timo "all on a sum
mer's day" a small white bundle might
have been seen half lying on a grassy
bunk, in a certain garden in the north
ern part of Germany. We all know that
"appearances is deceitful;" but this
small white bundle certainly looked
nothing more nor less than a baby's pil
low a good deal trimmed with lace and
embroidery, on which was tied with two
or three straps of scarlet ribbon, Ger
man fashion, something that looked very
like a baby. It looked very like a baby,
and it cried very like a baby. I suppose
you wouhl have called it a baby.
It was a pretty little tiling, whatever
you would liave called it. The small
pink facu shown forth from a daintily
embroidered cap. It had two great eyes
as blue as pimpernels,' a pair of tho
sweetest dimples in the world, and a
perfect little rosehud of a mouth, that
could open into a full-blown rose at tho
shortest notico, as you will see before
this story is done.
It was all alone in the garden. I do
not know whether tho baby knew sho
was all alone in tho garden or not, but
she seemed very happy and contented
Mie sat perfect
apparently, in watching some lorir wil-
low-branches that went swaying back
and forth in the lazy breeze.
"Caw! Caw! Caw!'1'' screamed a
lioarso black crow overhead. There was
a "wliir-r-r" in tho air, and down
swooped the crow, lighting now whero
do you think? Right on top of that baby.
I shall always 'maintain that sho be
haved very well under the circumstances.
Slio did not so much its open her lips
till tho bold creature began pecking at
tho scarlet ribbons. You can hardly
blamo her for giving such a scream then
that tho unwelcome visitor Hew on" in a
A stork that happened to bo passing
heard tho commotion,, and felt obliged
to stop and sec what was tho mailer. So
fhe Hew down to tho garden, and it was
not long before she too spied (lie little
white bundle sitting there under the
The baby had stopped crying by this
time, and, all being (piiet, Mrs. Stork
stoppofl cautiously forward, every min
ute stepping nearer and nearer, till at
last sho could look straight down into
the pair of blue eyes.
Gravely tho stork surveyed the baby,
and gravely tho baby surveyed the stork.
Neil her seemed to know qtiito what to
make of tho situation, although soon it
began to dawn upon Madame Longlegs
that maybe sho had tho best of it, and
giving her head a toss, iter wings a gen
tle flap, and opening wide her bill, she
said softly to herself:
"Hurray! this is a lucky day for you,
Casting another glance at the baby,
who still did not oilor to resent all this
familiarity on tho part of a stranger,
Mrs. Stork, like Master Crow, next con
cluded to try a tasto of those gay red
The pimpernels shut up in a twink
ling. rJ lie rosebud kept opening wider
ami wider. And alas! the harder tho
baby cried this time, the more delighted
tho visitor seemed to grow.
"Ahem: it s a real baby and no mis
take," whispered the stork, (lancing on
ono leg in high glee and making lobo
I'liougn with her wings to have oeen a
dozen of iter sisters aud brothers; "hur
The sound of voices could now be
heard in the distance. If the children
only needn't have dawdled for once! If
tho butterflies hadn't led them such a
chase through the flower-beds! If if
if But then there would have been
no story to tell.
And as usual tho children did, dawdle.
They ran from ono rosebush to another
in pursuit of a yellow butterfly; they
held buttercups under their chins to see
whether they liked butter or not; they
stopped for a peep nt their silly little
faces in the clear waters of tho foun
tain, and meanwhile Mrs. Stork had
been making up her mind to great
tilings. She had snatched up the little
while bundle, and serenely sailed oil
through the bright summer sky.
"My baby! my baby! why, that wick
cdfVnrkcd creat tire's got my baby!"
was the agonized cry that rose front
If Mother Stork heard, sho did not
heed. On she Hew with her burden,
never resting once till she canto to her
own home-nest on top of a high barn
in a village ever so many miles away.
. As for the three young storks, they
were very much fluttered indeed at tho
sight of such tin unexpected guest.
Tne lirst thing they did was to hop out
of tho nest us fast its they could ; and
having arranged themselves gracefully
on one leg in a semi-circle, they gazed
solemnly down at their mammas big
prize, while that delighted lady, wish
ing to show oil' all lis beauties nnd ac
complishments, began pecking again at
the scarlet ribbons.
For the third time that day tho baby
cried. Sho cried with such a will that
tho village-sexton forget to play his
usual hymn a thing lie had not dona
in tho course of sixty years.
Now you must know that they were
all very good pious people who lived
in tho villago. And ever since tho
church had been built, as regularly as
two o'clock came round, eoino rain,
come shine, the sexton had climbed tho
tower-stairs, and there on, the little
balustrade bad played a hymn in God's
pruiso. And on this particular after
noon tho sexton was just lu tho act of
raising the old brass trumpet to hi
lips when for the third time that day
tho baby cried.
The sexton was old, and ho was rath
er deaf, but ho heard her; ho was old,
and ho was rather blind, but he saw
her tho little white bundle,' crying
away among the storks. His precious
trumpet dropped from his flugorg. Ho
seized tho roio of tho alarm bull, behind
him, and pulled with all his might.
.-. The baby told the sexton.
Aud the sexton tolled the bell, ,
Well, tho people came running out of
their houses in terror. Tho cry of firo
was spreading up and down the quiet
street. Men hurried out of the barns
with ladders and paibj of water. Some
of the women appeared armed with
brooms, though what they were going
to do with them I'm sure I don't know.
Not seeing any tire, they looked bewild
ered. "Where's tho fire, sexton?" they
"It's worse than a tire," was tho an
swer from the top of tho tower. "Tho
storks have got a child in the nest over
yonder. Quick, quick, or - they'll bo
off with it again!"
Ladders were hastily bound together
to make them longer. Two or threo
men were softly creeping up to t he barn
roof, when Mrs. Stork, getting a hint of
of what was going on, picked up the
baby, and away she went over all their
heads. Tho lire-engine had arrived ort
tho sccno. Some of the mon seized tho
hose and sent a heavy stream of water
full against the extended wings of tho
mischievous bird. But what was a littlo
sprinkling, more or less, to Madame
Ou she sailed, rather slowly at first,
enjoying tho fun of bringing the peas
ants out into the fields and woods in
pursuit, then faster, till sho looked a
small black speck in tho sky to tho ex
cited people watching below, and at last
she was out of sight.
By and by sho began to near ft city.
There were a great many houses and
spires and chimneys. Outsido of tho
town, in an open meadow, a largo num
ber of people were collected together.
In their midst was a big colored mass
of something the stork didn't know
what, and the baby didn't know what;
but I will mention to you thai it was a
Presently the balloon was loosed from
its moorings, and with a bound ascend
ed grandly into the air. A thousand
pairs of eyes were watching it, and a
thousand mouths were praising itsgnico
ful motion, when tho thousand pairs of
eyes foil upon tho stork nnd tho bal
loon was forgotten. Tho people wero
wild with excitement. Cries of horror
and lamenting were hvard on every side.
A huntsman fircda.fiew shots, though
without much effect.
"Keep closo to the balloon, Mother
Stork. Keep closo to the balloon and
you'll be safe," whispered tho wiso bird
Attached to the balloon there was a
boat, in which were seated a man and a
"A child! a child!" exclaimed tho
woman, discerning he baby as tho stork
drew near. "Oh, you dear little thing!"
she cried, talking first to the baby, and
then to her husband, "Oh, do let us try
to save it!"
The wind was driving tho balloon
along at a rapid rate; so rapid that tho
stork had hard work to keep tfp, for sho
had travelled many a mile already, and
was growing short of breath. Still there
was the sound of those disagreeable lead
en balls haunting her ears, and sho
pressed on as long as sho could.
Baby grew somewhat uneasy, how
ever. Tuo pincers that had been pinch
ing her up so tightly, certainly Wore
loosening their hold.
Baby felt herself going going
"Ah!" said tho woman in the balloon,
giving a deep sigh of relief; "I thought
wo should have to lose her after all. I
call myself a pretty lucky woman now
to find a baby in tho clouds!"
"Wife," said tho man, passing his
fingers over the littlo white bundle, "tho
fog is so thick I can't see very well, but
by the feeling of so much line lace and.
ribbon I should say it was the child of
rich parents. "If so, our fortune is made.
We have only to advertiso it in tho pa
per. "Right!" was tho answer. "They'll
pay any sum for the trnko of getting it
back. I shouldn't wonder if wo got
enough to build a new house and live in
rase all tho rest of our days. That is,
if it's " sho stopped in dismay as a
new thought struck her "living. It
don't move. It's so still I'm afraid it's
dead. They'll never give us anything
for a dead. baby. Do von suppose the
poor thing can have died of frit-lit?"
"Oh, toss it a little!" suggested tho
So the baby was tossed and rocked
back and forth in tho woman's arms,
nnd being hugged very hard, it gave a
"It's crying! it's crying!" was tho joy
ful exclamation: and the happy pair,
feeling sure now that their fortune was
made, wero ready to got back to tho ,
earth nssoon as nnjjht Int.
The gas wt s allowed to escape. Tho
air became gradually purer. Littlo by
little, tiny black points began to bo visi
ble through tho thick clouds, and littlo
by little, these tiny black points turned
into substantial mountains nnd churches
and trees and houses. .Thcro was a
river, too, unplcsatiatly near. .
Is it a law of nature thut all balloons ,
shall come down in the middle of a river?
It would seem so ulmost, and this ono
wits no exception to the general rule.
There was a tremendous "splash!" and
the man and woman, in such gay spirits
only ten minutes before, wero (founder
ing about in tho water, clinging to tho
But the baby was very comfortable,
floating down stream on her pillow, as
if had been an Indian canoe. It was
very amusing. There wero various
pleasant sights at hand: some lambkins
as white its snow playing together; an
old gray-bearded goat teasing a frisky
young one; long patches of forget-me-nots
along the bank, and a whole troop
of silvurbucked fishes constantly darting
up out of the water.
Ou sho floated serenely among tbo ,
pleasant sights, until, suddenly, a strong
arm drew the little white bundle very
carefully out of the river. , ,
"Diets my stars said a great course
man's voice, slowly; "bkjtsmy starst
Id no mon a baby than lam! ICt only
some little girPs bigfrying'folir'-Vid4 :,
Awake, ,, r ,,'
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