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CAIRO. ILLINOIS. TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 17. 1882.
Circuit JuiIko-U. J. Bukrt,
Circuit Clerk-A. II. Irvln.
County Judge K. 8 Yoctnn.
County Clerk-H. J. Humm.
County Attorney J. M. Dumron.
County Treasurer Ml lei W, Parker.
Hlietltf John Hodges.
Coroner K. Fltagerald
County Commli-sloners T. W. Halllday, J. A.
Glbba and Peter Hanp.
Muyor N. B. Tblstlewood.
Tri'snirur T J. K'srth. !
L'U'rk - Dttyils. J, Koley.
Counselor Win. B. Gilbert.
Murslmi L. 11. AWyurs,
Attorney William flecdrkks.
101 ui) or ALDIimlH.
f"lrt Ward I'etor 8uu. T. M. Ktmhrotigh.
second Ward Jeme Hlukln, C. N. Hughes.
Third Ward-B. K, Ulake, John Wood. '
Vourth Ward Charles 0. Pillar, Adolpb 80
Kifth Ward-T. W. HaUlday, Ernest B. Pettlt.
CAIRO BAPTIST. -Corner Tenth and Poplar
streets; preaching Arxtand third Suodayi in
ac.ti month. 11 a. m. and 7:: o. m ; prayer raeH
.ng luur.day. 7;) p. f5
nnCRCH OF TIIE RJJDBEMKR (Episcopal)
J rouruuln street; Sunday 7;00a m., lluly
tucuasist; V:SO a. m., ttunday school 10:45 a.m.,
Moraiup prayerr: 8:Wp. m .evening nyen. P.
P. Datenporl, ft. T, U. Rector.
IMRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CDURCH.
T Preaching at 10:80 a. n... 8 p. m., and IMv. m.
Sabbath achool at 7.30 p. m. KT. T. J. Sbon,
ICTUEHAJi-Tttlrtcuth street; smites Bab
j bath 1:110 a. in.; Sunday scuooli p. m. Rwr.
METHODIHT-Cor. Eighth nJ Walnut streets,
Preaching Sabbath 11:00 a. in. and 7:80 p. a.
runlay School at a:oo p. m. Rev. J. A. bcarrutt,
I IKKHBYTERIAN Eighth street; preaching on
1 M.b'.ath at 11:00 a. ra. and 7:9) p. m.; prayer
me.Hi:- Wednesday at 7 :) p. m. ; Sunday School
at 5 p. m. Rev B. Y. George, pwwr.
CT. JOSEPH'S Roman Catholic) Corner CrfM
U and Walnut streets; services Sabbath 10 .sua.
a.; Sunday School at i p. rn. ; VPr i p. m. : Mr
r) every day at 8 a. m. K"f.0Usra, Priest.
or. PATRlCKSRoman Catholic) Comer Ninth
0 iiri'ft and Washington avriu! services Sub
oath 8 and 10 a. m.; Vespers S p. m.; Hundey School
1 p. in. sertiees every day at 8 a. m. Ret. MasU-nwn
R. R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO- '
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R-R-Tiuim
Mail ... 8:15a.m tMill 4:05 aja
trcoin'daUon.ll:H)a.in Kxfcres 11:10 a. Qi
tipre 4:d) p m Aocomdallo...le p m
MISS CENTI'.AL R. R.
U.ll 4:S5 m I t-Mlll. - o.i.ip.m
tExpress 10:1 5 a m
. C. & ST. L.R. R.
Expres- 8:30 a. ml
Accuru'daUun. 1:35 p.m I
tKxpreu 11:30 a. m
Eiprer :f0 P-11
Auom'dautls U:9u pm
ST L., I.M
tKxpreM ll:J0p.m I tExpreii...- a:w ' P m
tAccom nation. 0p m tActom datlon 11:45 a.m
WABASH, ST. 1.01' IS PACIFIC R V CO.
Mall A ho .... &:tO vm MaU A Ex.... ''4 p m
Daily except Sunday, t Daily.
JLLIS01S CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
The Onlv Lino Runnins; I
From Cairo, j
Making Diuect Connkctio
Tiulimi Lsavc Cairo: '
ArrlvitiR In Bt. Lotil: a.m. : Chicago, 8:30 p.m. J
CV)iiiiecting at Odin and Effingham for Cincin
nati, I.oumvllle, IndUnapohi and polnu But.
1 1:10 B.m. Bt. Ixmia and VeBtrn
Arrlvlne In Ht. Lonla 7:05 p. m., and eonnectlDK
for all points Went.
r.m. Fast Exprew-
I or St. Loula and Chicago, arriviug at St. Lonla
4:iiO p.m. Cincinnati iJxpren.
Arrivinir at Cincinnati 7tf a.m.; Lonnvills 7:20
a.m.; Indianapolis 4:00 a.m. Pawwniieri by
thti train ri'ach the above polnta Xli to JO
UOl'RS In advance of any other route.
rfrThe4:ifl P- m- expro" PULLMAN
Sl'tKI'IKUCAR Cairo to Cincinnati, without
chunks, and through aleepento SC Lonla and
Fast Time East.
raSSeilKerS Crn polnu without any delay
eaoied by Sunday IntervenlnR. The Sutnrday after
noon tralu from Cairo arrives In new York Monday
nornliiRatlO:U5. Thirty-six honn la advanceol
ny other route, ... C
IWYai throtigh tlckoti and furtbar Information,
apply at Illinois Central Railroad DopoUCalro.
JA8. JOHNSON. J. B. JONES,
Hen. Sonthorn Agont. Ticket Airotit.
A.U. HANSON, Oon. Pass. Agent. Chicago
1U0N MOUNTAIN HQUTE.
TRAINS tfATl 0AIBO,
Arkaneas andTexns Express 11:80 p.m. Dully
AHIUVa AT CAIRO.
ExpniM 8:50 p.m. Dally
Ticket office: No. 55 Ohio Levee.
h II, U. MILBURN, Agent.
Q.E0RGE II. LEACH, M. D.
Plivsician and Surgeon,
Hpeclal attention paid to the Homeopathic trsat
meut of suridcal dUsasot, and dlooaici of women
' and children,
omce: On Htkitreet, opposite the Post Office,
( Cairo, III.
jyil W. C. J0CFLYN, -., ,
pFFICEElKht)i Street, near Comnrerclal Atenae
e. w. WHITLOCK,
1 Oram-No. 186 OoamercUl Aveitu, between
, Wghthaad Ninth BtneU t
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street,
F. I1ROSS, President. I P. NEFF, VlcePros'at
11. WKLlH, Cashier. T. J. Korth, Ais't cash
Direotora: . .
F. Bro m. Cairo I William Klnee... Cairo
Peter NelT Wllllsm Wolf.... "
C. M Osterloh " I C. O. I'aticr.... "
E. A. Budur " II. Wells
J. Y. ClemsoD, Caledonia.
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS DONE.
Exchange sold and bought. Interest paid In
the Havings Department. Collections made and
all business promptly attended to ,
Q W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
constantly on nana
At Seventy-five cents per load.
At one dollar per load.
The "trtmmlnge"are coarse shavings and make
the best summer wood for cooking purposes as well
as the cheapest ever sold In Cairo. For black
mtth's use Insetting tires, they are unequalled
Leave yqor orders at the Tenth street wood rard
U 3 f
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! O o.
FERE V HO AT
(JAIRO CITY FERRY, CO.
THREE -V-to STATES.
On and after Monday, Jane 7th, and until further
notice thefenyboat will make trips as follows:
MAVIS LBATIS LIATBI
Fsot Fourth it. Missouri Land'g. Kentucky Ld g.
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 10:80 a.m. 11a.m.
:00p.m. 2:80 p.m. Sp.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:80 p.m. 5;00p.m.
t p.m. 9:80 p.m. 8 p.m
CAIRO AND NEW MADRID PACKET. .
TO NEW MADRID.
W. J". TURNER, Master.
LEM. UILL, Clork.
Loaves Cairo for New Madrid and way points
every Tuesday, Thnrsdav and Saturday at i p, m.
lloturnlng leaves New Mmlrid Wednesday, Friday,
and Monday at 7a.m.
For freight or passage apply to
JAMES lilGOS, Agent, i
A Now and compioto Tlotol, fronting on Levee
Second and Rnllroad Streets,
Tb Pastenger Depot of tso Chlcairo, Bt. Lonla
ao ew Orleans: Illinois Central; Wabash, Ht.
Lonls and Paclflc; Iron Mountain and Southern,
Mobile and Ohio; Cairo and St. Loni Hallways
are all Jnst across tlio street: while tba Steamboat
Landing Is but one square distant.
This Hotel Is heated by stnam, has iteara
Laundry. H.vdrnnllo Elevator, Electric Call Bells,
Automatic Flre-Alarms, Rathi, absolutely pure air,
pnrteot sewerage and complete appotuttuonta.
Buperb furnishings: perfoot sorvlcoj and an no.
L. P. P ARKKIl A; OO.J.sje J
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
CITY NATIONAL BANK
at Cairo, In the State of Illinois, at the closo of
December 3 1st, 1881,
Loans and discounts $ 898,fi'.'l IS
Overdrafts Mi SW
U. H. bonds to secure circula
tion. 50,000 00
U.S. bonds on hand 8 OW) 00
Other stocks, bonds and mort
gage 50,853 04
Duo from approved reserve
agents B1.M7 96
Dno from other national banks l'J.OM M
Duo from Statu banks and
bankers 14,327 80
Real estate, furniture and fix
tures..... 81,497 18
Chucks and other cash Items, t 2,809 VI
Bills of other Banks s,70 00
Fractional paper currency,
nirkolsand pemilos... 150 80 T
rillver 7,4-1,041 00
Iecal Tender nott-a i),0uO 00- 82,661 77
Redemption fund with U. B.
Treasurer, (5 per cent, of cir
Due from U. B, Treasurer,
other than S per cent re
redemption fund ( 8 0f5 11
Tot At $706,851 19
Capital stock paid in $ 100.000 no
Hurpltis Fund lao.0 00
Undivided Proton 1,588 H
National bank notes outstand
ing 45,000 00
Dividend unpaid - 8,000 00
Individual deposits subject to
chock 4"0,M2 3
Demand certHcates of deposit, 13.2K3 41
Due to other national banks, 4,ttt0 62
Due to State banks and
bankers 1B,446 05
Totai $708,851 19
State of Illinois, county of Alexander, ss.
I.Thos. W. Ualllday, Cashier of the above named
bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement
Is tme to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Tuns. W. Haluuat, Cashier.
Subscribed and eworn to belore me this 8th day
of January, list. M.J. Uowixr,
CoBRZCT Attest !
R. H. OCKNIKOHAM, 1
G. D. WiLUAuao.f, VDirectoTS.
U. II. Canuki. t
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
The Largest Variety Stock
IN- TIIE CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PATD3R & CQ
Oor. Nineteenth street 1 Poika Til'
Commercial Avenue VttUU, 111.
(J, M. ALDEN,
Hay, Grain and
Room No. 1, up stairs in Cahl'i Building,
No. 80 Ohio Levee.
COAL, WOOD ICE.
WOOD, COAL and ICE,
by the Ton or Car Load, delivered In any part of the
WOOD OP ALL KINDS.
X3T Leave orders at my Wood and Coal Ofllca.
Yfl. M. BAXTER & CO.,
PURE LIQUID PAINTS, WHITE LEAD
Zincs, and Colors,
No. 62 Pearl Street, NKW YORK.
Our Liquid Paints are ready for Immediate use on
opening the packages, no oil, spirits of turpentine
or dryers being required,
Parity. We guarantee their absolute purity and
thulr freedom from barytes, clay, alkalis, water,
benaine, soap and other articles which are used to
sdultorate liquid paints.
Covering Capacity. Thoy weigh nfteon to six
teen pounds to the gallon, and will cover bettor
and mora surface than any chemical paints or those
containing barytes or clay, as these add weight
without body. 1
Pnnnanenoy of Color Great care has been taken
In selecting colors for tinting, and w use only per
manent colors, consequently our tints do not fade.
Convenience Any one who can use a paint
brush eaa apply these paints, and being ready for
nse, there Is no waste or excess of material, as Is
the case often when lead, oil and turpentine have
to be purchased- The colore can always be exactly
matched and there Is no cecesslty of having two or
throe shadea on the same building, as la often the
case when tints are made experimentally.
Our Pure Liquid Paints are put up In email earn
from 1 to 5 lbe., and also by the gallon, In packages
from cans of , , 8, S and 8 galls., to koge of 10, 10
and 98 galls., and obis, of 48 galls,
Sample Ovdi and 'tree LltU mailed to any ad.
Hatural Fruit Flavors.
Prejiared from the choicest
Fruits, witliout coloring, poison'
ous oils, acids, or artificial
Essences, Always uniform in
tttmiffth, without any adultera
tion or impurities. JIave gained
their reputation from their per
fect purity, superior strength
and quality. Admitted by all
mcho have used t Item as the most
delicate, grateful and natural
flavor for cakes, puddings,
Manufactured by '
STEELE & PRICE,
Cliicago, III., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Maker of Lupulin Yeast Oemi,
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder,
and Dr. Price's Unlqne Porfames.
W e make no second grade goods.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
Chioaoo, Jan. 16, 10 A. M.
Pork February, $17.15; March, $17.20.
Wheat-February, $1.23$ ; March,
Corn January, C0? c. ; February, 60 ;
Oata-January, 43c; February, 43;
New york, Jan. 16, 12 m.
Wheat No. 2 Chicago, $1.23.30;No. 2
mixed $1.35.39; Red Winter $1.37; No.
2 Red tl.33i4'39.
Com No. 2 C970c.
Chicago, Jan. 16, 12 m.
Pork Februory, $17.05; March, $17.40.
Wbeat-$1.27?8'(2) . March, $1.28.
Corn February, C9 c. ; May, 06.
Oats February, 42c; May, 45.
Chicago, Jan. 16, 12.30 P. H.
Pork February, $ 17.07 March, 17.30.
Wheat-February, $1.27; March,
Corn February, COc.jMay, C6,c.
Oats January, 43,0.1. ; February, 43c. ;
AN APPROPRIATION FOR TIIE MIS
SISSIPPI. New Orleans Tlmes Democrta.
Tho chance of securing a proper appro
priation for the Mississippi is very encourag
ing. A few years ago it was only the
States immediately on the river took any
interest in its improvement, and some of
these were quite luko-warm in their sup
port of it. Now, tho national character of
the Mississippi is generally recognized
throughout the country, nud no state vio
lently opposes its improvement.
Tho appointment of a California as
chairman of the Committee on Commerce,
to which, under the present rulings of tho
House, most of the measures for Improv
ing the river must bo submitted, was gen
erally regarded as unfortunate. It was
even asserted that Mr. Page, tho chairman,
was opposed to granting tho Mitsissippi
tho appropriation it needed. Mr. Pagl,
with commendable zeal, Tiastuna to correct
this impression. Ho is a Btrong advocate
of tho improvement of the Mississippi, ho
declares, and tuvors granting a liberal ap
propriation for tliis purpose
Another convert to this view is the New
York Times. That paper, after wrestling
with tho subject for several months, has
finally como to the conclusion that tho de
sired aid will bo granted. "Disbursements
from tho improvemuut of the' Mississippi
river," it declares "uro doubtless inevitable,
but It is desirable there Bliould be no com
bination, or loi-rolling, whereby the re
sources of tho government may be too freely
diverted to the promotion of local schemes."
Tills proviso is only right and proper,
and we have no doubt that an immense
majority of the people of the Mississippi
Valley will endorse and support It. For
this very reason wo opposed Senator Vance's
bill which proposed to associate the Mis
souri with tho Mississippi, and divide the
appropriation botweon the two rivors.
The suggestion of tho Bt. Louis river
Improvement convention that we should
confine our demand to money for the Mis
sissippi Itself Ja undoubtedly th right
plan to be pursued, eince it U the plan
which will win us the support of New
York and ether states. With such far
distant states as California and New York
wholly uninterested, in any manner, in
tho improvement of tho, Mississippi, favor
ing a liberal', appropriation there is every
reasrtn to expect that we will secure for the
river all the aid it needs.
MarBhal Field & Co..
We do not recall an instance that par
allels the growth and progress of this
houue in the brief snaco of sixteen vnars.
Like Chicago, its career has beun original
and unique. It sought commercial su
premacy through the law of mutual rela
tions on the principle of supplying a vast
number of customers at the minimum
price. Ana therefore it bought on a mag
nificent schale. sold at a email orufit. maiio
it for tho intercuts of dealers to buy of
tuom, ana scored f 8,500,000 the first year.
And thus it has tuma forward, deviuinr
liberal things, "lengthening its chords and
arm airengiuening its staKes," multiplying
the number and increasing the good will
of its customers, till its trade swerna the
vast area from theConadas to the Gulf and
trora the Alleghamcs to toy Pacific. It is
without question the largest distributor of
dry goods in this country, its sales this
year reaening f s(,uuu,uu. It buys all its
goods at homo and abroad, strictly for
cash. And its facilities for buying goods
in England, Franco, and Germany are
equaled only by one or two houses in this
The buRincps of this house requires ample
room. Their wholesale store at Madision
and Market streets contains nearly seven
acres of floor room, and requires the services
of quite an army of clerks and salemen.
Their retail store nt State and Washing
ton streets, is the best appointed, most
beautiful, convenient, and spacious building
ustsd exclusively for retail purposes by any
dry goods bouse in the country, and fitly
represents the extent.
Tho Tribune sends greeting to Marshall
Field & Co., not simply as tho wealthy
proprietors, but as the active managers of a
great mercantile house, working with
herculean might and efficiency to add
wealth and renown to Chicago, and distri
buting comfort, health, and happiness to
thousands of people.
Louisville has 300 teachers instructing
Want to knov. how to toll tho most
stylish dress? Got in a crowd and mark
the ono that nil tho women turn up their
noses nt. Satan Hunbeam.
Professor Tiee, who knows all about
tho weather, was sun struck. It is more
than likely that Von nor will b caught
out in a shower some day and drowned.
Item from a plumber's bill: "For
labor trying to thaw a supply-pipe, with
out success, Fr. 14 10." what amount
would hnv( been charged for succeed
ing? ht Figaro.
The stato of Georgia has ono town
Macon in which thero is aqinmr super
atition. Tho merchants sny that when
an organ-grinder enters tho town tho
prion of cotton falls.
Cnmpnnani lost his voice while sing
ing tne oilier nignt in isow xork. llo
rushed in behind the scenes and "wet
his whistle," came back and sung like a
The Ieavenworth Times rejorts thnt
many pcoplo who wore mined away
with the mining craze and drifted out to
Colorado, nn returning to their old
Kansas homes wilh Llsif exficrienco.
Celery boiled in milk and eaten with
tho milk served as a beverage is said to
bo a euro for rheumatism, goirt, and a
Hpeeilio in thg case of small-pox. Nerv
ous puoplu tlnd comfort in celery.
A casii of miraculous cure is reported
from Kingston, where a chrotiio rhou
miUic sprang to her unused fect jind
walked at the mere promise of it matri
monial engagement with an eligible
When Mr. Stephens was asked years
ngo why ho had never married, ho an
swered, decidedly: "Pride. 1 have
always been too proud, knowing that I
should always be an invalid, to ask
any woman to marry me, to bo my
A flannel cloth dipped into warm soar
suils and then into whiting and applied
to paint, will instantly remove all grease
anil dirt. Wa.sh with clean water dry.
The most delicate paiut will not bo
injured, and will look like new.
Somebody has started tin; rather im
probable story that a bug is now eating
up tho nnthracito coal crop. If that
bug would set to work and eat up the
men who charge ijtf.ftO a ton for the
snnio, it would please- us better. Ail
drew' i Qur.cn.
The bar-rooms of Texas nre now re
quired bylaw to boelosod from 9 o'clock
0 3 o'clock on Sundays. "This ar
rangement.," says an advocate of the
measure in tho legislature, "will give
liquor and religion Just about an even
chance, and may tho best of tho two
At Lawford, Essex, England, lately, a
lad died of n wound from a pitchfork.
Ono of tho witnesses being asked if
there was blood on tho fork, said ho had
wiped tho fork, greased it and Jaid it
away. It wus elicited that a supersti
tion prevails that if this course bo taken
tho Injured person will recover. Tho
fork must not belaid up until tho wound
A man who wanted to buy a horse
nsked a friend how to tell a horse's ngo.
"lly his teeth," was the reply. Tho next
day tho man went to a horse-dealer, who
showed him a splendid black horse.
Tho how-hunter opened tho animal's
mouth, gavo ono glance, and turned on
his heel. "I don t want him," said ho.
'He's thirty-two years old." He had
countoil the teeth.
When tho queen refused to sanction
tho mutual attachment between Prinoe
Leopold and tho now Lady Urooke, the
prlneo turned oneomoro Into tho realms
of art for au object on which to fix his
fancy. This timo there was no lack of
birth, wealth, or beauty; but, to tho as
tonishment of royalty, an obstmilo came '
from tho young ludy herself, which even
Concession of being allowed to
sumo tho title of royal hi
Im ess could
not overcome, xiie present marriage
of the prince is entirely ono of conven
ience. Tho bride is described as being
'Germany all over," largo-footed, Hat
nosed, close-fisted, and learned. But
she is passionately fond of music, and
perhaps lateron may be brought to love
"boedry and bainding."
"No," said Miss Dashwood, "I don't
care about seeing 'Patience' again, I've
seen It six times already. Hut that hor
rid KateCarloton, whom I detest, hasn't
seen it once, and when I found out that
she was going, I learned -what seat she
had bought, and I bought tho one just
in front of it, and I shall wear the big
gest hat I've got, and you can be sure
she won't see much of tho play."
Woman's hate cannot be thwarted.
A curious wager hits been won by tho
Vieomto do Civry, He made a bet with
the Marquis do Peiflitz that he would
swim his marc, Gphelie, ono of Gladi
ateur's progeny, across tho Seine. Tho
mare, taking kindly to the water, started
with her rider from the Hois de Hon
logno side and got safuly over to tho
Suresnes bank, about two hundred yards .
lower dewn, having been carried that
distance by the current, which is tol
erably strong at this point of the river.
Catharino Doyle, of Hoboken, is a
heartless young woman. She was a
school-teacher, and ran away with a
policeman. Of courso he deserted her,
and her mother, condoning her fault re
ceived her with open arms. Tho girl
professed sincere repentance, but while
her mother was asleep she gathered to
gether all the portable property she
could find, including tho old lady's en
tire wardrobo, ami disappeared.
Iirains do not always depend on tho
size of hats, as witness the following
list: Lord Chelmsford, 6J full; Dean
Stanley, ti5); Lord Beneonsfield, 7; tho
Prince of Wales, 7 full; Charles Dick
ens, 7J; Lord Shelbourne, 7J; John
Bright, 71; Earl Kussel, 7J; Lord Ma
cauloy, 7j; Mr. Gladstone, 7; Louis
Phillipco, 73; the Archbishop of York,
This is tho stylo of poetry tho papers
publish away out in Washington Ter
ritory. We quote from tho Walla-Walla
Mary had a vaccine scab
I'pon her snow white arm,
Hho wiirnod hor benu to this effect
For fear he d do It burin.
But when they camo to part that nltfht,
Plio giivo a miKhty grab
And whinnered, "hug mo awful tltfbt.
Ami never mind the wub.
A matter-of-fact young man from
New York during a recent visit in Bos
ton received an invitation from a lady
an old acquaintance who has just blos
somed out into a typical specimen of the
Boston esthete, requesting his presence
at her house on a certain evening "to
meet two minds." It happened that he
had just accepted an invitation to dine
elsewhere on tho same evening, and so
ho replied, expressing his regrets that
he could not avail himself of the oppor
tunity "to-meet two minds" owing to a
previous engagement "to meet four
The old Duke of Wellington carried
his punctiliousness into every transac
tion. He was very desirous of purchas
ing a farm adjacent to his est ate. of
Slrathtieldsaye, and gave his agent or-'
tiers to negotiate. A few days later ho
was congratulated by a friend upon
having obtained a bargain, as the owner
of the farm was in dillieulties. "What
sort of a bargain?" asked the Iron Duke.
"Well, the property was valued nt
11,000, but the man was glad to take
8,00Q." "Is that so " asked Welling
ton, turning to his agent. Receiving
an nlllrmativo reply, ho said quickly:
"Then tako the extra 3,000 to tho
last owner, and never speak to me of
cheap land again.
Tho gigantic new boll for St. Paul's,
London, weighing 17J tons, was recent
ly east at Loughborough. About 21 tons
of metal Were prepared, and when, tho
throe furnaces hail boon opened, tho
streams of molten metal poured out for
4 minutes before the huge casting was
lilled. The new bell will bo tho largest
in (ireat Britain, if not in Europe. ,'To
give an idea of its sizo the following
comparisons are made: The first "Big
Hon at Westminister weighed 15 tons
8 cwt, and tho second two tons less;
"Great Peter" at York weighs 10f tons;
"Great Tom" nt Lincoln, h the former
big bell Tat St. Paul's weighed 5 tons 15
cwt.; that at Olmutz weighs 17 tons 18
cwt.; that ut Vienna 17 tons 14 cwt.;
that at Erfurt, 13 tons 15 cwt; that at
Sens, 13 tons; that at Paris, 12 tons.
Soma European countries are almost
as bad off, as far as a supply of timber
is concerned, as is tho United States.
According to a French agricultural
journal, tne oak of Sweden and Norway
is about exhausted, and thev are com
pelled to buy their wood In Poland, and
the pine is boing'rapidly removed. Tho
forests of Russia, along the shores of
the Baltic, in Finland and in the south
ern provinces, have been so rapidly
thinned that tho forest area of tho em
pire is now only one-tenth. Tho for
ests of Germany are well cared for, and
there aro now In that empire nbout
84,000,000 acres of forest (over half of
which aro in Prussia), valued at nboilt
$100,000,000, and producing an inoomo
annually of .nearly $50,000,000. Tho"
greatest effort Is made to preserve the
forests of Germany, and to increase tho
forest acreago (about $500,000 being
annually expended In replanting by tho
state), aud the Imports exceed tho ex- ,
ports by oVer 2,000,000 tons. Thero aro ,,
about 43,000,000 acres of forest in Aus
tria and Hungary. Austria, however,
lies bo recklessly cut her forests that she
is how obliged tobuv most of her timber
In Bosnia and Montenegro. Servia,
Koumanla, and Portugal have good for
ests, but tho fine forests of Italy and
Spain aro so situated that thev cannot
reach a market when cut, It would,
seem that tho United States might prof
itably follow the example of Germany
ana save Her forests, souta Australia
is at present engaged in this work an'Li'v; '.. a 4
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