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CAIRO. ILLINOIS. TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 31, 1882.
. Circuit Jiidgc-i..T.Halecr.
Circuit Cleik-rA. H. IrvlD. , .
County Juitgu-K. Vociira.
(,'onuly (;lr-8. J. Hiimin.
County Attorney-.!. M. IJamroo.
Comity Treasurer-Miles W. Parker.
Hlierlff Jolm liortgos. .
Uwouer H. Fltailerald
Connty CnmmUsloiwrs-T. W. Halllday, J. A.
Ullitis ami Vetur Maup.
,lyor N.B. TblsUcwood.
Tronfiirer-T J. Kerth.
('Icrk-Dtnnts. J, roluv.
Counselor-- W m. B. Gilbert.
Urbal-L. H. Movers,
Attorney W'tllikm Hendricks.
BOaHD OF AJ.I'SKJKK.
Klrst Ward-J'oUir Haup. T. M. Ktmbrouga.
Second Ward-Jesse Hlbkle, C. N. Hughes.
Third Wrd-U. K, lJiake, John Wood.
Kourta Ward-Charles O. Petler, Adolph 8wo-
rtft'h Ward-T. W. nallldav, Ernest B. Pettlt.
CAIKO BAITHT. Corner Teuth and l'oplar
ri"u; preaching Unit and third bundays la
eci month. U a. m. and 7: P. PJ "-
Tuurduy. 7 : p. maundy k W
prjCTlCU OF THE KKDBKMEBpl.copal)
L rouruwutn street; bonday T0a n , 1 Uoly
Morning prayer Le:.i.J p. m., evening .ravers. W.
J". Davenport, B.T, H- Ketlor.
1JUK8T MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHCKCU.
r rTuachUig at 10:30 a. n.., 3 p. m., and 7:30 p. m.
BahbaU achool at 7:i p. u T. J. bbores,
f UTPERAN-Tblrtentb street; snrviwes Sab
Ji batli r.V a. m.; Sunday schoolap. m. Rev.
METUUDIST-Cor. Eight Walnot jitweU,
Preaching Sabbath ll:W.m.
Murtay bobool at a:00 P- m- Rv. J. A. bcarrctt.
I J K KSUTTRKIAN Eighth street ; P""hn ""J
1 Skl.liLtii at U:Ui a. m and 7:Jp. m ; prayer
Unlt ueiday at 7:30 p.m.; Banday School
at 3 p. m. Kov U. V. Oeore, pMtor.
CT. JOsKHI'B -"Kotnan Catholic) Corner Cross
O and Walnut itru; services Sabbath lO.Sti ia.
a,.; Hundsy Hchoot at 4 p. ra ; Vespers 3 p a. lor
w every day at 8 a. m. Rev. OHara, l'rief t.
ST PATRICK'S f Roman Catholic) Cornor Ninth
street and Washington avonne; atirrlcoj Sab
oa.hT.nd U. a. m. Va.pw P- 8a.DdL
t p. si. irvlc arery day at 8 a. m. Kev. J4Wrson
JUR. TIME CARD AT CAIRO-
ILLINOIS CE5TUAL K. R.
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tEii reca 4".0 P m I Accmdatlott..4.05 p m
MRS CENTRAL R. H.
tMill 4:Wa.mtMall .ffi'E
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CAST. L. R. R. (rrowGuK8Lnm
Eipr-M 6:) a m I Kxpr.M.. ...... ' P
Accom'datlou. 1 :35 p.m Accom daWln 12:30 p.m
IST.L.. I.M 8. K. R.
tExpreM ll:3np.m I iKxpreM....... :W P m
Accom oatum. :3")p m tAccom datlon.U.a.m
WABASH. ST. LOUIS PACIFIC R'Y CO.
.Mail K ... 5:.m :8P
Daily except Sunday, t Dally.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
Tho Onlv Line Runnim;
9 DAILY . TRAINS
Making Direct Connection
Twins Li Ciro:
3:IO m. Mail.
ArrMcitln St. Lonia :45 a.m.; Chicago, 8 :30 p.m.;
Connecting at Odin and Kfflngham for Clncla
mat, LoulDvtllo, IudlaHspolU and point Eaat.
11:10 a.m. Ht. louia and "Veitern
Arriving In St. Loula 7:05 p. m., and connecting
for all poiuta Wert.
4:2Q p.m. KiiHt Kxpreaa.
I or St. Loula aud Chicago. arrlvin(? at St. Louis
ti):40 p.m., and Chicago 7 :'JI a m
4:'JO p.m. Cim-iunuti Kxprwus.
Arriving at Cincinnati 7:00 a.m.; Louisville 7:30
Indianapolis 4:00 a.m. Paongr8 by
this train roach tho above points 1 tu JtJ
UOl'US lu advance of aoj other routu.
riy-The4:i!0 p. n. axpross has PULLMAN
HLKEP1NO CAR Cairo to Cincinnati, wltho-it
changes, and through sleepers to St. LC-uls and
Fast Time East.
Phi this Una eo through to East
aSaeilgCrS ern Poln?s without Kny delay
caused by Suiiday Intervening. The Saturday after
noon train from Cairo arrlvesln now York Monday
ornlugatlO:a5. Thirty-six hours in advanceof
jjy other route, . . . , .
Cr-For through tickets and further Information,
ajiply at Illinois vionirai naurunu LJV,1 o
(Jen. Honthern Aeont. Ticket Agenu
H. HANSON, Oon. Pass, Agent. Chicago
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
THAIXt tV OA180, '
Arkansas and Texas Express. .U;80p.m. Dally
AHH1VI AT 0AU4O,
Express v S:50 p.m. Dally
Ticket office! No. 56 Ohio Loveo.
H. H. MILBURN. Agont.
Q.EOROK H. LEACH, M.D.
Physician raid Surgeon,
Bpoclal attention paid to the Homeopathic treat-
Office: On Htk street, oppoilto ths Post Oflloo,
Cairo, III. i
R. W. C JOCELYN,
OFFICE Elghtk Street, near Comn erclal Avenue
JR. E. W. WHITLOCK, , : .
. - Dental Surgeon. L
t Umoa-No. 1M OoamaroUl Avsnus, betwsao
' jtgnth ana r uta otreou
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street,
P, BKOHS, Prenldent. P. NKHF, Vlcel'ros'nt
U. WELuS, 'ashler. T. J. Kvrtb, Ass't cash
. Bross Cairo I William KliiRe... Cairo
Peter Nuff " William Wolf.... "
CM 0lrloh....... ' I CO. 1'atler.. ...... "
E.A.Budor " III. Wells "
J. Y, Clcmfou, Caledonia.
A OEK ERA I. BANKING BUSINKS8 DONE.
Exchange sold audboiiL'ht. Interest nald In
the Havings Dupurtment. Collections made and
ail DUSIUOS1 promptly atunilea to.
.... v -1"
Samraer Wood and Kindling
constantly on band
At Seventy-five cents per load.
At one dollar per load.
The ".trlmmlngs"ar coarse shavings and make
tfieuesT suranur wooa lor coaxing purposes as wen
as the che v tat ever sold in Cairo. For black
smlth'a rj-e In cot ting tires, they are unequalled
Leave yu or orders at the Tenth street wooa vara
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE 3ffiBl STATES.
On and after Monday, June 7th, and until lurther
notlca the fen y boat will make trips as follows:
MAVBt LIAVKS uini
Foot Fourth st. MlsiourlLand'g. Eenturky Ld f
8:00 a.m. 8:H0 a. m. V a. in.
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a. to. 11a.m.
2:00 p.m, 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:50 p.m. 6;00p.m.
3 p.m. '2:30 p.m. 3 p.m
CAIRO AND NEW MADRID PACKET.
TO NEW MADRID.
W. J. TURNER, Master.
LEM. BILL, Clork.
Leaves Calrofor New Madrid and way points
every Tuosday, Thursday and Saturday at 3 p, m.
Returning leaves New Madrid Wednesday, Friday,
and Monday ai v a.m.
For freight or pssaec apply to
JAMES UIUOH, Agont.
A New and complete Ilotol, fronting on Loveo
riocona ana nauroaa Dvreuvs,
Th Pastcnger D"'pot Of tlie Chicago, fit. Loula
an' (40W urieans: Jlliuois venvrai, "uunnii, nv
t.aiii. .mi Purine- Iron Mountain and Honthern
Mol.llu.ml Ohio; Cairo and St. Louis Railways
am all Just across the street: while the Steamboat
lianaingis oni one square aisiam.
This Botel Is heated by steam( has steam
Laundry, Hvdrauno aievator, jtiocmc i im nous
Automatic Flro-Alarms, Baths, absolutely pure air,
tinrLi-t, .mvaraoa and uimulote aDPolntmiints .
Superb fumiBhings; perfoct service; and an nil'
Xj. P. PAltHKIl 6c CO. .Loaajeea)
Natural Fruit flavors.
lit ti n a ZiXa akk
1'rcpared from Hie choicest
Fruits, without coloring, poison
ous oils, acids, or artificial
Essences. Altva uniform in
strength, without any tdiUU"ra
tions or impuritiet. Have gained
their reputation from their per
fect purity, superior- strentth
and quality. Admitted by all
vho have used them as the most
delicate, grateful and natural
flavor for cubes, puddings,
STEELE & PRICE,
Cliicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Makers of Lnpnliu Yeast Gems,
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder,
and Dr. Price's Unique Perfumes.
We make no second grade goods.
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN" THE CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
C. O. PATIER & CO.,
Cor. Nineteenth street! pQirn Til
Commercial Avenue I vauii Jlli
STOVES AND TINWARE.
AIL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KIHDS OF. JOB W0KK DONE TO ORDER.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo. - Illinois
)YM. M. BAXTER & CO.,
Manufacturers ot (
PURE LIQUID PAINTS, WHITE LEAD
Ziuci, and Colors,
No. 62 Tearl Street, NEW YORK.
Our Liquid Paints are ready for Immediate use on
opening the packages, no oil, spirits of turpuutlno
or dryers being required,
rnnty. We guarantee their absolute parity aud
tliulr freedom from harytes, clay, alkalis, wnter,
benzine, soap and other articles which aru used to
adultiTHlo liquid puluts.
Covering Capacity. They weigh fifteen to six
teen pounds to the gallou, and will cover better
and more surface than any chemical puluts or tlioso
containing barytes or clay, as these add weight
without body. .
i'erinanency of Color Orent care bss been takon
In selecting colors for tinting, and we nsu only per
manent colors, consequently our tints do uot fade,
Convenler.ce. Auy one who can uno a paint
brush can apply these paints, aud being ready for
use, tbure Is no waste or excess of material, as la
the case often whon lead, oil and turpentine have
to he pnrchnsed- The colors can always he exactly
matched and there Is no necesHlty of having two or
throe shades on tho samo building, as la often the
case when tints are made experimentally.
Our Pure Liquid Paints are put up In small cans
from 1 to 5 lbs., and also by the gallon. In packages
from cans of 1,8, 8 and 5 gulls., to kegs of 10, 15
and 85 galls., and bbls. of 45 galls.
Maniple 'JriU and "ice Lists mailed to any ail.
COAL, WOOD ICE.
WOOD, COAL and ICE,
by the Ton or Car Loaddollvered In any part of the
WOOD OP ALL KINDS.
OT Leave orders at my Wood and Coal Offlee.
MARKETS BY. TELEGRAPH
Chicago, J an. 80, 10.30 a. m.
Pork-February, $18.30 B;March $18.69.
Wbeat-Felruary, $1.82; March,
Corn May, C0o.
Cuicaoo, Jan. 80, 12 M.
Pork-Pobruary, $18.35; March, $18.40.
Wheat January, $ ; February,
$1.31; March, $1.32.
Corn-February, 60&c.May, COOJsfc.
Oatu January 43c; February, 42c;
CniCAoo, Jan. 30, 3 p, M.
Pork February, $18.02 Jf March, $18.25.
Wheat January $1.80; February,
$1.30; March, $1.30,
Corn January, COJc; February, 69jtfc;
May, C6c. .
Oats January, 42c; February, 42c.
Nkw York, Jan. 30, 12 m.
Whoat-No. 2 Chicago, $1.301.32;
No. 2 R. W. $1.40; Red Winter
$L4048; No 2 Mil. $t.3840.
Cora-No. 2 C971c; ,
Dr. Pierce's "Medical Discovery" has
become so thoroughly established in pub
lic favor that were it not for the forgetful
nees of people it would not be necessary to
call attention to its power to cure consump
tion, Tvbich is scrofula of the lungs, and
other blood diseases, as eruptions, blotches,
pimples, ulcers, aud "liTor complaint."
The Alf. Stevens with ffbig trip of lum
ber passed up to St Louis Sunday morning
from DyerBburg. The Stevens is the largest
propeller on the Mississippi river.
The City of Helena did not get out un
til Sunday afternoon with light trip and
after adding 150 tons left for Memphis.
She will be up again Wednesday for St.
The Bell Memphis from Vicksburg had
500 bales of cotton for the C. & V., and
good trip for St. Louis. She returns again
for the south Wednesday.
The local bspectors, Rolston and Gar
rett were in the city since Saturday night
They inspected the transfer boat McComb.
The A. J, Baker came out from St. Louis
Sunday with three barges of freight for
the Oakland tow. She made several at
tempts to tow tbem up from the point but
had to give it up and go into the Missis
sippi river again. The Oakland towed
The Oakland cot away last night with
tow of riarges for New Orleans. She ad
ded one barge here.
Tho transfer barge Chicago was placed
alongside the levee below 14th street to
protect the bank.
The Bright Light passed up to Pjtsburg
Sunday night with big trip of iron ore aud
The Silver Cloud came down from
Evausville yesterday with light trip for
The B. S. Rhea came down from Nash
ville with light trip and went up to Com
mercial Point alter corn for Nashville.
She left yesterday afternoon.
Tho P. C. Brown came down from Cin
cinnati with a big trip for New Orleans.
She added very little hero.
The Ste. Genevieve came up from Mem
phis Sunday night, 24 hours late with
light trip. She will lay over at St. Louis
this hip but will be out next.
Tho John A Scudder put up her stump
and will proceed to New Orleans. She
got away last night late.
The JohnB. Maud passed up to St. Louis
yosterday from Memphis with good trip
iucluding GOO sacks of soed.
The Commonwealth was due up from
VickBburg lust night.
The City of New Orleans had not ar
rived up to 8 o'clock, but will bo hero this
morning for New Orleans.
The river is still on tho ascend with 47
feet seven'inches on the gUAge. A rise of one
inch iu the last 24 hours. AtPaducah it is
on a stand. Nashville- 48 feet, a all of
two feet one inch. Louisville 22 feet four
inches, a riso of 10 inches. At Pittsburg
14 foot four inches, a fall of four feet five
inches. At Chatanooga 24 feet six inches
a riso of eight feet four inches.
The City of Greenville passed south to
Vicksburg lust night 24 hours late with
big trip. 2
How Women Would Vote.
Were women allowed to vote, every one
in tho land who has used Dr. Pierce's
"Favorite Presoriptlon" would vote it to be
an unfailing remedy for the disease pecu
liar to her sex. By druggists.
Were man to confirm more to the laws
of health and of nature, and be less addict
ed to the gratification of his passions, it
would not be necessary to advortlsei rei
lows Componnd Syrttp of Hypophosphlto.
as a restorative Tor tho power or tne Drain
nd nervous system, while theworld'e pro
gross and enlightenment would indeed be
tnamlouj. 1 ' '. '('.'" : ,y. )
AN EVIDENT FRAUD.
In Saturday's Springfield Register ap
pear the following account of a cruel
joke perpetrated upon several of tho citi
zens of Pittsfield, Ills., by a man claiming
to be a patient in tho Cairo pest-house :
"The Pike County Democrat gives an ac
count of a cowardly attempt at a startling
sensation attempted in Pittufield within the
past few weeks. It appears that on Bun-
day, January 8th, about a dozen persons in
rittanoia received inrougn tne man, cards,
on one side of which was L'lued a'snmll bit
of cloth surrounded by a largo ring, above
winch was the word '(JaraeUl,' ami below
'Memento;' on the reverse, A piece of tho
coat worn by prenidunt Garfield when shot
July 3, 1881. Garfield Monument Asso
ciation.' The envelope in which the cards
wore enclosed bore the postmark: of some
Ohio railroad, but not distinguishable.
ThoYe was very little attention paid to the
cards as their authenticity was doubted.
On Tuesday, January 28th, however, a let
ter dated January 21st, was received by the
editor of the Old Flag, directed 'To Edi
tor of Paper' nttstielij ' frouv Cairo, Ills.,
from a man signing himself P. Palmer, M.
D., which stated, in substance, that a party
whose name ho was not at liberty to give
was under his care and dyini', who confess
ed that some few weeks ago he got a vest
from a corpse who died of small-pox and
sent pieces of it to a number of people in
rutsnela who bad injured bun and made
him lo!.ve there, putting them on cards as
Garfield mementos. He told the doctor if
he felt so deposed to writo to tho banker
at Pittafield, and tell him things were now
even. The doctor goes ou in the letter to
say that tho statements of the patient may
be the ravings ot - delirium, but as he is
dying with the disease there may be some
foundation for it, as ho thought from what
he had Been of the man he was capable of
the infamous idea, etc., etc. The letter bore
no postmark and the three cent stamp was
canceled by lead pencil marks. For a short
time the exhibition of the letter created
some excitement in Pittafield, tho Democrat
says it soon died out, as tho entire com
munity regard it as a villainous attempt at
a hoax, and treat it accordingly. As nearly
throe weeks have elapsed since the cards
with tho alleged infected clothing attached
to them were received, and no one has yet
taken the disease, the people of Pittefiold
have no reason for alarm."
From soma portions ot tne above ,one
would be led to believe that the person
who perpetrated the joke was himself af
flicted with tho small-pox or some other
fatal disease and !was lying iu the Cairo
pest-bouse or some other house under the
care of "P. Palmer, M. D." But such a be
lief would be wrong. No person or phy
sician of that name is known in this city
The Cairo pest-house is now in chaTgo of
Dr. Carter, the marine surgeon; it was, lor
a short time, in charge of Dr. Wood, the
county overseer of the poor; tho patients
are nursed by a negro named Charley
Johnson, and neither one of these know
anything about a patient who niado the
death-bod confession referred to in tho
above item. Nor has any patient of the ma
rine hospital station, nor of the St. Mary's
hospital maio any such confession. The
whole affair seems to be an ingeniously con
ceived scheme to terrorize the little town
of Pittafield. That tho pieces of cloth
were sent seems to bn a fact, and it is
probable that "P. P.iluiv.r, M. D.," and the
are one and tho samo person.
What Physicians Say.
San Leakuro, Col., January C, 1877
Dft. R. V. Pikuce, Buffalo, N. Y.: Dear
Sir I have employed your "Pleasant Pur
gative Pellets" in my practice for tho last
four years. I now use n other alterative
or cathartic medicines in all chronic de
rangements of the Btomacb, liver, and
bowels. I know of nothing that equals
them. J. A. Millek, M. I).
A Friendly Game,
lis CiU:fr.t!ra of Sailing t rhah Agalast fatir Aeca.
"Say, mister!" said a tall, sunburned
man with a wide brimmed hut, b ho
edcd his way into) tho ' iwumging edi
tor's room yesterday afternoon. 'S:iy,
'.niftier, do you know anything about
. "Why, yes," responded tho etlitor.
"I know how to play 'everlasting' and
old maid,' and tilings of that kind;
"That's just what I want to nsk you
about. Now, in playing 'old maid,' sup
pose tho man who holds tho ao antes,
and passes on tho draw, whoso bet is
"That isn't the way I play it," said
the editor. "In inv ganio tho player
who bus a (jueen utter tho other cards
are played is tho 'old maid
"Perhaps it is . 'everlasting' that I'm
thinking of," mused the stranger. "Sup
poso in 'everlasting' you should cnteh
an old maid on tho draw and when tho
rest of tho keards wits played you found
you hadn't lilled. What then?"
"I don't seo how that (ntestiim could
arise in that game," said tho editor.
"Maybe you are talking of tho gamo
called 'poker.' "
"'Poker!' what's thatP" n.skod tho
stranger, looking tip in innocent sur
prise. "That's where they havo ages and
fullp and that sort of thing."
"Do you know how to play it, stran
ger?" asked the tall man, drawing out
a puck of cards. "Will you show mo
Tho editor ran over the cards and
dealt two hands rapidly.
"Now," he explained, "two pairs
beat one pair, threo of a kind beat two
pairs, a Hush beats throes, and fours of
a kind boat a flush. What have you
, Tho stranger laid down a mixed hand
as tho" editor explained , that it was
Worthless,; as his twn h'nd held a pair.
Viiunimo uonJ 'cm once," saw tuo
granger, running them i off clumsily,
"Yes," said the editor, seeing that ho
had gotten hold of a sharjier and mak
ing up his mind to touch dim a lesson,
"i ive each." . , k . .
"Now, what do we do?" asked the
"If we are betting, I'd unto a dollar
and you'd cover it with two. Then if I
wanted to conio in I'd plank another
dollar, and then "
"Hold on! hold on! don't go so fast.
You put up two dollars at different
times and I put two all at once. That
"Yes, and then we draw."
"Let's try it once, or fun, if you
don't mind," said the sharper with un-
natural eagerness. - 'a -
"All right," smiled the editor, and he
threw two dollars on the table, which
were promptly covered.
"Now, you say we draw. How many
do I take?"
"You mny take what you like, I don't
want any," replied the editor. "I stand
"Then I'll take o.no keard. Do wo
Tho stranger bet cautiously, and tho
editor raisedhim, and was seen until
there was $15 wagered, though thero
was no money up, beyond the ante.
"I reckon I won't bet any more," said
the stranger, timidly "who beat?"
and ho laid down four aces. ' x
"I beat you," said the managing edi
tor, and ho hud down a straight flush.
"You owe mo $ 15." '
Tho stranger looked at the enrds soma
time, and then dashed his list 6n tho
"You played fair, did ye?"
"I did," replied tho editor.
Slowly the stranger pulled out a
greasy wallet and laid down a $20 bill.
Tho editor gave him the change, and
tho man went out, still running over tho
cards and wondering how it happened.
"I thought he was a sharp and he's
only a fiat," said the editor, explaining
the circumstance to the cashier, as he
handed in the $20 for change.
"Like to oblige you, old boy," Baid
the cashier, "but that $20 is a counter
feit." Parties having business with tho man
aging editor for a week or two will
please come armed. Brooklyn Eagle.
A Texas Mother-in-Law.
DoucMog for t BfhUt-Elaiairf, Ssggli tjti Frcdlgd 8ov
A tall woman, wearing a sun-bonnet,
ramo ink 'ho office of tho chief of police,
and, sitting down hard on the end of a
bench, wiped her nose, snapped hor
eves at the chief, and asked, in a voice
that reminded one of tho sharpening of
"Bo you tho galoot what locks folia
"I reg-et to say that I am occasional
ly obliged to. resort to such cxtremo
measures with refractory persons."
"I know all that; but bo you tho ga
loot?" "Yes, madam."
"Why didn't you say so when I oskod
"You didn't, sir; and if you don't
treat me like a lady, I'll fold you up and
sit down on you," and sho snapped her
yes some more like a terrier.
"Whatdoyou want?" asked the official,
looking as if he needed reinforcements
right away, and plenty of them.
"I want that dirty little whelp what
married my darter. I want to talk
to him on business, but ho evades
mo. If I could only get a chance to
caresss him once more!" and she breath
ed hard and gritted her teeth, until
tho official felt iu hU pocket for a police
."What did ho doP" 4
"He told my darter that ho would give
320 acres of land, with a gold uiino oa
it, to anybody who would ainpertateny
jaw with a bout-jock, llo said my
mouth was like tho gato at tho Fair
"Ho meant, I suppose, it was never
shut, I don't see how he ever eitnio to
make such a ridiculous comparison as
that. Did you ever remonstrate with
"You bet I (lid. I drawed him across
tho kitchen table by the hair with one
hand, while I basted him with a long
handled skillet, and you should have
hcerd him calling mo 'mother darling'
and 'pet,' but Providence was agin mo.
His ear gave way, and ho lit out before
I could reason with him anymore. Just
ns liko as not wo will never meet again,"
and sho sighed heavily.
"15o cajtn, madam; do not excite your
self too much,
"I am calm. I liko to talk about
these, family secrets. It calls up sacred '
recollections. It makes nio think of my
diuler'8 fust husband? It was real fun
to remonstrate with him. His har did
n't give. Ho was game. Ho missed
back, but, Lord! what a timo they had
holding the inquest. That was at Ar
kansas, before I moved to Galveston.
There was pome of his rcmnlns in one
comer of the yard, and a few more ro
maius hanging on tho fence and thcro whs
right peart of him wrapped around tho .
axo-hnndlo. Tho jury kuew nio, so they
brought in a verdict of justifiable sui
cide, or homicide, or something like
that. And now to think of this pesky
little, worthless, spindle-shanked, goggle-eyed
wholp getting clear off, except
ing a few pounds of har. I want you to
find him for me. You can know him by
tho brands I made on him with the hot
skillet. Wanted to ampertnte my jaw,
the little brassy whelp! Said my mouth
was like a gate, did he?"
The official said ho would hunt for
him, and let her know. As she went
out, she snapped her eyes signiticiantly
at the official, and remarked;,
"You had better find that prodigal son,
or thar'll be musio at thoso hetuumart
ers. Galveston yews. , .... v
"What Is hevenslVt gift to man r she
asked, sweetly smiling sweetly on him, 1
"Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup," ha replied, with
prudence. . He bad just txiea curd by it
of k tad cold. ; ;.- ' ;' v'y
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