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CAIRO. ILLINOIS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1882.
Clrcjlt Judge (). J. Hake r.
ClraltC'ltirk A. II. lrvln. '
County Judge K. rt Vocum.
Cowry Clerk h. J. Tin in in.
ouity Attorney .1. M. Damron.
Coiiity Treasurer Mile. W. I'arkor.
HutUt John Hodges.
Umitv 1'iimnilf.Umoni T. W. Uallliiay, J.
Clllin and Feter t-'aup.
fci.yor N. B. Thmtlewood.
hwuwt--T A K'-rti.
i:Wk- -l.'ini is. J, Foley.
Cc.iiiinvkir--Wra. B. Gilbert.
XursnulL. H. Meyers,
Attorney William lietdrlcks.
BiUBIl Of LUIKK.
fit Ward I'eter Sanp. T. M. Ktmbronnh.
:id Ward Jcfeau iimklo, C. N. Uughas,
third Ward-11. F, Bluko, John Wood,
fourth Ward Charles 0. Fatler. Adolph 8wo-
' j'ifth Ward-T.W nl'.ldaT. Krneat B. Pettit.
(WIlliJ BAPTIST. Co-ner Totitb and Voplei
.y streets; preaching first and third Sunday lu
en. mouth, 11 a m. aud 7:i (. m.; prayer meal-1-TburmJay,
7:30p. in "Sunday school, :30 a.ra
HUT, A. 11 u7'J a f i
nnuril nflP T.TJC UKDKRV ER-f KBMcoljfcU
l j 1 ,K i.u,. Mmi.1k.W III . Htilv
hicbaalat; ::iO a. to., Sunday acnnol iu:a.m.,
Morning pr.yers: S:' p. m., evening reyer.. F.
I . Davenport, 8. T, It Hector.
rIKT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHCRCH.-
Freacblug at 10:J a. n., 8 p. m., and 7:3d p. m.
Hbhaih school ai 7:WJ p. in Rev. T. J. Shores,
t'.mr f t 4X1 T.lrtinlh .trcAt servlr.es Sab-
y l:;ioV m.: Sundav school 2 P. m. . Rev.
f K flluDIST-Cor. Eighth and Walnut streets,
M ITeschiDg Sabbath 11 :00 a. ra. and 7 :) p. m.
r-nwUy fei nool at :W P- m. Kev,. J. A. bcurrett,
Pli2SBYTERI AN Eighth tret: preaching on
Sabbath at 11:U0 a. m. and 7::p. m.; prayel
tusetlng Wednesday at 7::iOp. m.; Sunday School
ai:ip. si. Rev B.Y.Ueorxe, patter.
CT JDJ-EJ'U S -, Roman Catholic) Comer Or;6
0 and Walnut streets; services Sahb.tb 10:Si.-a.
1. ; SnniUy Uchixil at p. m.; Voi-jw ra 1 1.. m.; r
t.- evory day at 8 a. m. Ke. U Hura, I HctI.
itT. I'ATKICK'S-Oionian Calliollc) Corr.or SlMb
k nr-tl and Wanhtnifton avenua; arTlc. &
Ath 8 and 10 a. tn ; Venpur. S p. n.. i Hnnday Hthool
tit. m. ,rvke avary day at .m. Kct. MwUTfn
,' it. R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CBNTRAL K. R.
TRAIN. DKF4IIT. , TRAM "R
8.15 a.tn I Mll t 4:6 a.m
Arcom'dation.ir.M a.m I Exoru. U :in a. m
ftxyw 4: p m I Acamdatio..4:(i5 p.m
MISS CENTRAL R. K.
;Xpre l'):15a rn tKxprena 11:30am
('. A ST. I.. R. R- (Narrow Oaogu )
!:ipre.... . 8::Wa.m KxpwM : Op.m
lAccottt'dallon. I'M p m Accom'datolu1:3o p.m
tiprwa lLp.rn tExpreo.-...-. J: p m
Vtccom nation. :ajp m tActum datlon ll:45a.m
i WABASH, 8T. LOt IS PACIFIC R'Y CO.
till ti .... 5:fJ vtn Mall X Ex.... u)9 p.m
. Oally except Sunday, t Dally.
JLLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
The Onl v -Lin ltunninj?
9 DAILY TRAINS
Making Direct Connection
T'uini Liavi CaiBn:
ArrlvliiK In St. Lo'il 9.45 a.m. ; Chicago. 0:80 p.m.;
, nail, LoulavlUe. Indians poll, and polnU Eaet.
IHU) n.m. Ht. lui Rnd Wrtern
ArrlviiiKlnSt. Loul7:05p. m., and connecting
for all point. Weei. v
4:atJ p.m. '"t Kxvromm.
' or St Loula ai"' Chicago. arHving at 8t. Lonl
' 10:40p.m., and Cbicato;:) a.m.
A MO p.m.CintinnntlKiproBB.
Arrlvlni at Cincinnati 7:00 a.m.; Louisville 7:20
a m.; IndlanatM.U. AM . f?J
"hi train reach the above point. 1U to J6
UOl'KS Id advance of any other route.
CTThn i"io . m. expn ia PCLI.MAN
Hv N cV li euro to Cincinnati, without
chaVa. and through .leopor.to Ht. Loul. and
Fast Time East.
It . hf thl. Hub Rt through to Ka.t.
'iisseners !;?n p'lnt. thout mt
cau.ed hy H'unday Intownlntf. Ihe 8a"r,day ift.
noon train from Cairo arrive. lnar Yo'k Monday
dnomiiiRBtWW. Thlrty-.il lour lu advanceof
VirKoVthVongh tlckota and lirtber information,
apply at Illinois Central Uallriad Dopot. 'airo.
A. II HANhON, Oen. P..AttBnt. Chicago
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
. TV" LEAVI tUlRO.
Arkanna. andTw. Expreaa 11:30 p.m. Dully
aumva at oairo,
EDr,,M 8:N) p.m. Dally
lMckut' omit) : No. 55 Ohio Lovae.
ltuet om"' n u m1LBTJrn( Agent.
EflRGE II. LEACH, M. I).
J'hvsiciau and Sureon,
Hpoclal attention paid to the Homoopathlo trat
ment of aurglcal dl.aaao), aud dl.ua.tt. of womon
Uflico! On 14th ttrotrt, oppo.lU) the Post Offloe,
J)R. W. C. JOCFLYN,
OFFICE Eighth Street, near Oomu erclal Avenue
J)R. E. W. WDITLOCK,
Omni No. ISO Commercial Avonno, between
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street,
K. BHOSH, l'rmdout. I P. JJEKF, VlcePre.'nt
II. W'ELlS, C:ithlor. T. J. Kurth, Aa.'t cauh
I.) i roo tors:
P. Bron. M Cairo I William K'ngo... Cairo
PetflrNuu' I Wlllinra Wulf.... "
tM OKterlnh. " I C O. I'atler "
E. A Under " I II. Wella "
J. Y. (,'leini-on, Caledouia.
A OKNEItAt, BANKING ,'!USIN"HS DONE.
EicUangu fold and bought. Iiitrflit paid In
the Svliuf Dcpirtuient. Collection, uiudo nd
all bu.lnen promptly aitendcd to.
ft W. WHKELER,
Summer Wood. and Kindling
constantly on nana
At Seventy-five cento per load.
At one dollar per load.
The "trlmmlng("ara coarte r Laving, aud make
the beat .ururner wood for cooking purpotena well
m the cheapest ever aold in C'ai:o. Por black
inlth' aev lnmttiug lire, they ar unequalled
Leave your order, f.t the Tenth atreet woud yard
(JAIRO CIT FERRY CO.
THREE isEtel STATES.
On and after Uonday, June "th, and until turther
notice the fenyboUwUl make trip, as follow.:
MAT. LIAVI. LXATJ.
Foot Fourth at. MlKOuri Land'g. Kentucky Ld g.
8:00 a. m.
10:00 a. m.
i:00 p. m
8:30 a. m.
10:30 a. m.
2:30 p. m.
11 a. m.
3 p. m.
CAIRO AND NEW MADRID TACRET.
TO NEW MADRID.
W..T. TURNKa. Master
LEX. HILL, Clurk.
Leave. Cairo for New Madrid and way points
every Tne.day, Thunday aud H.tnrday at 2 p, m.
Returning leave. New Madrid VV'ednunday, Friday,
and Monday at 7a.m.
For freight or parage apply to
JAMES BIGGS, Agent.
A New and complete lifted, fronting on Loveo
Second and luiuronu street.,
; Tb Pa.ticnwur D'jiot of lao Chicago, St. Lonl.
an" .ew uiIchih: imnoix central; vva'm.n, ri
Loul. mid Pnclilc: Irou Mountain and Hoiithern
Mobile and Ohio; C'Bir.i and St. Loin. Railway,
are all Jn.tarro. thu .trout; while the BUiauiboat
Lannnig I. nui one .guaru uixaui.
Thl. II hi ill I. heated bv .team, ha. .team
Laundry. Ilvdraullo Klevator, Kloctric Cull Belle,
Automatic Klre-Alarms. Bath., ah.olutoly pure air,
porloct .ewitrage ana uimpieie appoiuuneuia,
Superb fiirnuUluge; porfoct .ervlco; aud an on
Ii. F. PAllIilflU 6o CO.,Ieoo
ItEPORT OF THE CONDITION
CITY NATIONAL BANK
at Cairo, In the State ol Illinois, at the clone of
December 3 1st, 1881,
Loan, and discount. $ 399,h'il l.'i
Overdraflu aiti fJ
V. ii. bond, to aeenre clrcula-
'tlon... 60,000 00
V. 8. bond, on hand ' 3 COO U0
Other dock., bond, aud mort
gage. 50.85S 04
Due from approved reserve
agcnU 61,047 fl6
Due from other national bank. 1U,044 89
Due from Slate bauka and
bankers 14,327 )
Real estate, furniture and Dr-tun-s
Chocks and other cash item.. .$ 2,09 97
Dills of other Bank. A?l 00
Fractional paper currency,
nickels aud pennlc. 150 80
Silver.. 7,4J 3i,fl41 00
Loail Tender note. 30,000 ih- HM 77
Id deniptlon fund with V. 8.
Treasurer, (5 per cent, of cir
Due from U. 8, Treaanrer,
other than 5 per cent re
demption fund 2 0.15 11
Total, ... 70,831 18
CapltAl slock paid in WO.OfiO 00
Surplus Kniid laurno (X)
Vtidivided Profit. 1,588 48
National luuk notes out.tand-
lug....: 45.000 00
Dividend unpaid 8,000 00
Individual deposit subject to
check 4'0W2 63
Demand certificate, of deposit, 13.2H3 41
Due toother national banks, 4.U40 6i
Due to Suto bank, aud
bankers 1M 05
Total $706,851 19
State of Illinois, county of Alexander, s.
I, Thos. W. Ilallldiiy, Cashier of the above named
bsnk, do solemnly swear that the above statement
is trne to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Taos. W. Haludav, Cashier.
Subscribed and .worn to before me this 9th day
of January, 18!. M.J. Howlet,
R. II. Cunningham, )
O. I). WilmaxhoK, J- Director).
II. II. Candee. ) ,
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PATIER & CO..
Cor. Nineteenth ttreotl PnifA Til -
Commercial Aveanel VyttUU, Ail
COAL, Vi'OOD ICE.
WOOD, COAL and ICE,
by the Tun or Car Load, delivered in any part of tho
WOOD OP ALL KINDS.
EST Leave order, at my Wood and Coal Office.
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLE'
Manufacturer ol and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK DONE TO ORDER.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo. - - Illinois
WM. M. BAXTER & CO.,
PURE LIQUID PAINTS, WHITE LEAD
Zincs, and Colors,
No. 62 Pearl Street,
Our Liquid Taint, are ready forlmmodlate use on
opening the package., no oil, spirit, of turpentine
or dryer, being required,
1'itnly. We guarantee their absolute purity and
their freedom from barytus, clay, alkalis, water,
bunaine, aoap aud other urllclua which are u.ud to
adulterate liquid paints.
Covering Capacity. They weigh flfteon to six
teen pounds to the gallon, and will cover better
nd more surface than any chemical pulnt. orthnso
containing baryte. or clay, as these add wolght
Permanency of Color Groat euro ha. been taken
tn aelectlug color, for tinting, and we use only per
manent colors, consequently our tint, do not fado.
Cnnveulecco Any ouo who can n.o a paint
brush can apply these paint., and bulng ready for
ua, tbwre Is no waste or excess of material, a. I.
the case often when lead, oil and turpentine have
to be purchased- The colore can alwny. he exactly
matched aud there is no oocesslty of having two or
three .hade, on the same building, as 1. often the
case when tint, are made experimentally.
' Our l'urs Liquid Palntt are pat up In .mall can.
from 1 to ft lbs., and al.o by the gallon, lu package,
from can. of H, 1, 9, 8 and A gall.., to keg. of 10, 15
nd 25 gall.., and bbli. of 4B galls.
Sample CUn'l "lice Li. t mailed to any ad.
flmi. , novld3m.
fYMIE CUTK'L'RA TREATMENT, for the cure of
J. Skin, Scalp and blond Diseases, consists In the
Internal use or Cutlcira Resolvent, the new blood
puriilt r, and thu external ne of Cutlcura and Cuti
curasoup, the great km cures. '
Will McDonald. 2,"4 Dearborn street. Chicago.
grstelully acknowledge, a cure ef Salt Rheum on
head, neck, face, armi and legs lor seventeen years;
not able to walk excojt on baud, and knees for
onuyenr; not able to help himself for eight sear.:
trlud hundreds of reraedles; doctor, pronounced
hi. case hopeless; peimaueutly cured ov Cutlcura
Re-olvent (blood puriller) Internally, and Cutlcura
and Cutlcura Sunp (the great skin cure.) exter
nally. Psoriasis. v
II S Carpenter, Esq ' ITenderaon, N Y., cured of
I'sorlasls ur Leprosy, of 4) years standing, by Cutl
cura Kusolv, nt (blood purifier) Internally, anil Cutl
cura and Cutlcura soap (great skin cures) extern
ally. The numt wonderful case on record. Cures
certified to before a Justice ef the peaco and prom
inent citizens. All ailllctcd with itching and scaly
disease, should send to us for thl. testimonial in
F. H. Drake, K-q.. Detroit, Mich., suffered be
vond all descriptiou from a skin disease which ap
peared on his hands, head and face, and nearly
destroyed his eyes. The most careful doctoring
fulled to li 'lp him, and after all bad failed be used
the Cutlcura Keiolveut (blood purifier) Internally,
Cutlcura and Cutlcuia Soap (the groat skin cures
externally, and was cured, and has remained per
fectly well to this day.
Mrs. 8. E. Whipple, Decatur, Mich., write, that
her face, head and some parts of her body were al
most raw. Head covered with scabs and sores,
suffered 'fearfully and tried everything, l'erma
nentlycurcd by Cutlcura Resolvent (blood purifier)
aud Cutlcura and Cutlcura Soap (the great .kin
Remedies are forsalo by all druggist.. Price of
Cutlcura, a medicinal Jellv, snu.ll boxes, AOc; largo
bores $1. Cutlcura Resolvent, the new blood pu
rifier, $1 per bottle. Cutlet ra Medicinal .Toilet
So.p. 25c; Caticura Medicinal Shaving Soap, 15c;
In bars fur barbers and large consumers, S"c.
Principal depot, Vt F.KKS POTTKR,
Sanford's Radical Cure
Head Colds, Watry Discharges from the Nose
ani Eyes, Ulu'.'lng Nnises In the Head, Nervous
Headache and Chill, anl Fever inntantly relieved.
Choking, putrid mucus is dislodged, membrane
cleansed, dlsiufected aud healed, breath sweetened
smell, tasti and bearbg restored aud constitution
al ravage, checked.
CiiL'b. Hronchitls, Droppings Into th Throat,
Tains In the Chest, Dyspepsia, Wasting of strength
nM'?M w.u(Ay, q,i.cni8f vw uo, oul.
vent am. one Dr. Sanforu's Inhaler, In one p-.i,,,,
of all drugijists, for $1. Ask for Sanford's Radrcai
WEEKS & POTTER. Boston, Mass.
Is not quicker than Collins'
Voltaic Plaster. In relieving
pain and weakness of the kid
neys, liver aud lungs, rheu
matism, Neuralgia, llysttrla,
.Female Weakness Mala
ria, and Fever and Ague.
Price 25 cents. Bold every
where. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
Chicago, Jan. 17, 10 a. m.
Pork February, tf 17.15; March, $17.40.
Wheat February, 1.28; March,
Corn-May, 60 if.
Oats February, 43; May, 454.
CuigAuo, Jan. 17, 13 m.
Pork February, . I7.17; March,
'Whcat-'Fcbruary, $1.28; March,
Corn February, COc; May, CCV.
Oats May, 43.
CnicAuo, Jan. 17, 12.30 r. m.
Pork February, $17.22; March, 17.45.
Wheat January $1.28; February,
Corn January, CO c. February, COC.
Oats-Fel)rnary 43c; May, 45,0.
With a Brief History of tho Towns and
Cities Along- the Lino of the Illinois
Central Railroad, from Cairo to
Centralia Inclusive A Brief
Mention of tho More Prom
inent, and EnterpriBinir
To those in a foggy atmosphere respect
ing tho importance of attracting , immi
gration this way, I will etato that when tha
population shall havo been doubled, there
will be required double tho present num
ber ot wafrons, harness, plows, reapers,
drills aud all tools pertaining to agricul
ture aud mechanics, besido sugar, tea,
coffee, cloth, and tho numerous other arti
cles imperatively needed. The unimprov
ed lands will havo been improved and in
creased in value, thereby; lessening the
pro rata of taxation. Tho Illinois Central
railroad company offers for sale more than
240,000 acres of land nearly all of which
is good upon which there can bo no taxes
placod until they have been aold to actual
settlers; taenco the policy in aiding this en
terprUe by advancing money to pay for
printing, postago, and othor nocesnary ex
r I aJ If Jl
penses, and not mere wordy encourage
CARBONDALE JACKSON COUNTY,
fifty-seven miles from Cairo, is a substan
tial little city, both individually and archi
tecturally considered, of about 25000 inhab
itants. It datcB from 1852, when the
Illinois Central Railroad was being built,
and was laid off by a company of a dozen
persons thu then owners of the lan J but
tlnj deeds to the lots were slgnou" by John
Dougherty and wife. Just how the city
came by itsnamo is a matter of query, as at
tho date of its birth, thero wore no carbon
mines within many miles. Col. Ashley,
chief civil engineer of the construction of
the Illinois Central railroad, could, if alive,
throw some light on tiiis tangled and
wrangled question. At present there are
extensive coal mines and coke works on
oitlier sids oast and west a few miles
distant; and thero ia also a coal mine in or
near the city, w hich supplies tho town with
an abundance of fuel at nominal rates.
This particular vain is nearly or quite four
feet in thickness, and is the most southerly
coal mine on tho line of the I. C. R. R. so
far as the writcra knowledge extends. It is
only a Jshort distance below this point
where tho "blue limestone" formation sets
in, under which the coal measures are said
not to exist. The altitude of the - railroad
track at the dept here, is 100 feet above tho
low water mark at Cairo. See Cobdcn.
Tho land in this vicinity is, or lias been
timbered, and is equal in fertility to any in
Southern Illinois, except tho river bottom
lands. It is beautifully rolling, and is
well adapted to agricultural and horticul
tural products. The shipments are chiefly
vegetables, fruits and stock.
Mr. J. Q. Russell, near hern, has upon his
farm four wells, supplying Boft water in
abundance at all times. Mr. H. has resided
in Williamson couuty for fifty-six years, and
his statements are reliable.
All branches of merchandise arc well
represented, as well as are the professions.
There are three public school buildings.
One of them the graded school building
was orginally erected for a college. Of the
other two, one is for the primary depart
ment (whites), and tho other for tho colored
The Southern Illinois Normal Institute,
for the education of teachers at tho state's
expenso, is located here, and is an impos
ing and handsome edifice, where scores of
students of both sexes yearly graduate It
was erectei at a cost to the state of over
$i!C5,000. f -
ble buildings, to-wit: Baptist, Christian,
Methodist, Episcopal Methodist, and
Presbyterians. Tho colored folks havo
threo church edifices also.
The Odd Fellows, Free Masons, Knights
ot Honor, Legion of Honor, and Good
Templars, each havo active working
The Gager House and the Newell House
are both first class hotuls the first on tho
west, the other on tho cis-t side of the rail
roadwhere the choicest products of
"Egypt," (as southern Illinois is often
jocularly called) are served to guests in an
There are many handsome residences
here, indicative of wealth, culture and re
finement. Until recently, it was the home
ol General John A. Logan, and its historic
associations are probably more varied than
that oi any town of like ago ia Southern
Among tho more enterprising citizens are
Edmund Newsume, surveyor, scientist and
writer; Chas. Gnger, proprietor ' Gagcr
House, where first class accommodations
are extended ; Judge Wm. A. Lemma, and
others whoso names may appear in a subse
quent issue. Among the littlo folks, Miss
Mary Borger aud Harry Wharton deserve
mention for courteous treatment to a stran
ger. Geo. E. Peck.
Haupeh's Magazine for February is a
very strong Number both in tho literary
and the artistic sense. Beginning with an
excellent portrait of Victor Hugo, which
serves as a frontispiece, wo have next an ex
ceedingly interesting description of Phila
delphia, by Georoic V. Lath-hop, beauti
fully illustrated. Tho author's clever de
lineation of tho social features of thu city,
and of such old institutions as tho Saturday
Club and the Assembly, ore very entertain
ing; and not less bo are his personal
sketches of eminent Philadelphians; and
his account of the athletic sports and pas
times of this old Quaker town.
Mrs. Anna Bowman Blake's personal
sketches of "French Political Leaders" are
admirable; and Mr. Reinhart's charttcer
istic drawings add greatly to the reader's
interest in the subject.
Prof. John FiBko contributes a paper
entitled "The Romanco of Spanish and
Fronch Explorers;" W. L. Alden a clover
satire on juvenile sensational literature;
and John II. B. Latrobo, "Personal Recol
loctions of Daniel Webster.
A novel and most striking feature of the
Number is the first installment of Mrs. John
Llliie's serial tale, 'Prudence : a Story of
ii'sthetio London," which promises to be a
very strong and interesting exposition of a
peculiar phase of English life
Two excellent short stories are contrib
uted by Ilarret Prescott Spofford and Liif
zlo W.Chumpnoy.. '
A noticeable feature of the Editor's
Drawer it the introduction of contributions
from eminent American humorists, In ad
dition to which there is the usual variety of
An Eagle After a Flock of Geese.
A gentleman from Stone County, who
has just reached the city, gave the par
ticulars fit a remarkable inddunt which
ho witnessed while crossing White River
on the ferry just above tho mouth of
Sycamore creek. When nenrly half
way across tho stream an enormous
eagle swooped down on a flock of geese,
which were swimming in the river somo
eighty rods below the boat The fowls,
upon observing the eagle approaching,
instinctively dived undjr the water just
as the bird struck" the wave. Baflled in
tho first assault the eagle flew slowly up
ward, and when tho geeso camo to tho
surfaeo darted downward again and
burying its talons in ono of ihem at
tempted to bear it away. Tho gooso
struggled violently, while its companions
swam around it uttering shrill cries and
the persons on the ferry boat watched
the strango scene with keen interest.
Once the eagle lifted its prey clear out
of tho w;:t,T and seemed on tho point of
conveying it to the mountain cliff that
rose grandly in the air on the other sido
of tho stream, but the struggles of the
ronse forced tho captor downward.
When water was again reached the
goose made a supreme oflbrt and plung
ed below tho surface, dragging the eagle
after it and causing the hitter to loosen
its hold and rise upward with a fierce
The caglonext attacked another gooso,
but with the same result, being compell
ed to relinquish its hold whuu its intend
ed victim plunged beneath the waves.
This strange contest lasted fully thirty
minutes, at the end of which the eagle
gavo up tho light and, rising, soared
away to tho mountains westward, while
the flock of geese swam further down
tho stream. None of the flock wore
killed, but the water in tho vicinity was
dyed with blood, and tho surface of tho
stroam was covered with feathers for a
considerable distance Little llock
Correspondence Atlantic Constitution.
Too Smart to Live.
A dry-goods house advertised for a
smart boy, and they got him. They put
tho smart bov behind the counter. Tho
following is the conversation that passed
between turn and his first customer:
Customr(pick!ng up a pair of gloves)
What are, these?
Smart Boy Gloves.
Customer Yes, yes; but what do you
ask for them?
Smart Boy We don't ask for them
at all; customers do that.
Customer You dou't understand me.
How do they come?
Smart Boy Why, they come in pairs,
Customer No, no; how high do they
b,lie"er 0VJust above the wrist, I
Customer But what do you getior
themP Smart Bov Me? I don't get nothing
for them. Boss pockets all tho money.
Customer (losing patience) What is
the price of these gloves per pair?
Smart Boy O, that's yer lay, is it?
Why didn't you say so aforeP One dol
That smart boy is too smart to exhale
his smartness in a dry-goods store. Ho
should go to Congress right oft".
Poor Pav. Tho curates of the Church
of England ore combining to improve
their condition. Liko the farmers, they
want better security of tenure, demand
that a certain length of service shall en
title them to promotion, and ask for
better pay. A curate holds his appoint
ment more or less at the will of his in
cumbent, and his chances of promotion
hiugo more upon favor than merit. M
tho nest, more than one-third of those
who enter the ministry have no hope of
promotion, for there are about 24,000
candidates for only 14,000 benefices.
Tho salaries of the Church range from
$75,000 a vcar paid to tho Primates, to
a string of beggarly pittances running
from $100 to $IX) a year, the great bulk
of tho curutos receiving only about tha
Figs have been used in tho East as an
article of food from tho time immemori
al. Tho flowers of the fig, unlike those
of most fruit trees, make no outward ap-
C'ltranco, but are concealed in the fruit,
niler favorablo circuiruitunees a fig or
two is formed along the shoots at tho
base of almost every loaf, and tho quan
tity that sometimes attain maturity is
enormous. The drying is easily effect
ed in w arm climates by exposure to tho
sun's rays, in tho same way as grapes
are dried, which aro culled from that
circumstance raisins of tho sun. Like
tho grape, tho substaneo of tho tig
abounds in what is termed grape-sugar.
In drying, some of this exudes, and
forms that soft and white powder which
wo see on tho imported figs. They tiro
thus preserved in their own sugar, and
rendered tit for storing up as nil article
In warm climates two crops of fruit
are produced from tho fig tree, each
crop being produced on distinct sots of
shoots. Tho second crop grows from
tho eyes or buds of tho shoots miido in
early summer, and if tho season be suf
ficiently warm and long, tho fruit will
ripen. In such a climate it is theserond
crop that is most prolific and valuable,
and that is used in drying for exporta
tion. In climates where tnu: winters are
severo the trees are so trained that tho
branches can be tied in bundles and laid
along theground.whcn they are covered
with litter aud earth.
' A fashion paper tells us that silken
hosiery is now all the rsge in Paris,
"with Insertions of portraits and medal
lions of point lace." Fnnoy glRncingat
your lady-lovo'i stockings, aud fLuum;
there the portrait of aome other fel