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CAIRO. ILLINOIS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 1, 1082.
Circuit Jttdse-I). J. Hakfr.
ClrcnltClrk-A. 11. Irvln.
County JndgeK. H Yocom.
County Clem 8. J. Humm.
(bounty Attorney J. M. IMmron.
' County Treasurer Miles W. Parker.
Blierlrf John Hodges.
Coroner tt. Fitsgerald
County CominL.Io.iurs T. W. Halllday, J. A.
Ulbb. aud Peter fcaup.
Hayor N.B.Thistlewood. ''
Treasurer--!' J. Kertti.
Clerk l)ti)iil. J. Holey.
Cninlor--Wro. fc. Ulibert.
arrfal-L. 11. Meyer.,
Attorney-William Hendricks. 1
IIUHD or ALI)IHXI.
first Ward Peter Hami.'T. M. Klmbroogh.
rtTif.d Ward Jvfv lllukle, C. N. HuntiO.
Third Ward-B. If, Bit, John Wood.
Fourth Ward Charles O. Fitter, Adolph Bwo-
"ririh Ward-T. W. Uelllday, Ernest B. Pattlt.
CA1HU B.VPTIST Corner Tanth and Poplar
street; preaching flrtaad third Sunday. In
.c. monih, II a. m. aed 7: it. m.: prayer meet,
log, Thursday, 7:4)p. ; uo Jay scW M
CtriUHCH OF TDK RRDKEMKR-Ep1cpal)
runttnth street; Sunday 7:Wa w., iloly
Moruing prayr.tj:lwp. m.,eclJig -reyera. F.
1'. Davenport, 8.T. K. Hector.
lIUST MISSIONARY' BAPTIST CHCKCH.
V Preaching at 10;3C a. n.., 3 p. m., and 7:3u p. m.
oVoVstb school at V.W p. m Kev. T. J. Shores,
( rjTUKRAN'-Tblrteeiilh street; services Bab
I j bath l:av a. at ; buouay .cnooiap. m. Her.
Kcppo, i' tutor, , ,.
METHODIST C.ir. El(fhth and Walnut .treat,
Vn.ac.hiLg Sabbath U:UJ a. m. and 7HO p. m.
Sunday bcuooi at AM P- n. Wo v. J. A. Scarrett,
l'b.tor. . ,
rhkHYTFKtAN-Blghtu. street; preaching on
haohaih at 11:W a. ot. and 7:W p. m.; prayer
tnueuw-Wi-dauedw at 7:frtp.m.; Sunday School
its p.m. Kv Ji. Y. George, pastor. .
ST. JOHEt H'9-Ttoinan Catholic) Comer Crow
and Walnut streets: .ervices (sabbath 10:80a,
.; Sunday School at a p. in.; Vprr. p. m. ; .or
net. every day at 1 a. m. Her. U'Uara, Prlett.
t;T. PATRICK'S niman Catholic) Comer Ninth
0 .treet and Wahiniftou avenue; Jrrtct 8ab
oatb II and 10 . m. ; Varpora a p. m. ; Sunday 8( hoot
1 p. m. .efvice. .very day at 8 a, m. Rev. MaaWrson
li. R. TIME CiKD AT CAIRO.
fLMSOI9 CENTRAL H.K.
TltAIV. IlKfAKT. TBAM. H"'V.
Mall. ..8:lS a m I vMail a.m
tAcvora-daf.on.ll:!') a m ExoreM 11:10 a.m
tEipren 4:a) p m Acc"radatloi..:05 p.m
MISS CENTRAL R. H.
tVall 4:S5a.mtMail .P
tEipree.- K):15a m tKxpree U:8ua.m
C. A ST. L. R. R. (Narrow Gauge )
Exprea fi: a.m I Expr.i'.. ...... V'-O p.m
Accom'datlon. 1:3J p.m 'Accom datoin li:3U p.m
BT.L.. I. SI. U.K. K
tExpre. ll::'p m I fKxproia...-
fAccora onion. :;p.m tAccom datloD 11.4jft.m
WABASU, ST. WVIH PAHFIC RT CO.
Mall ki .... S:(Wa.m I "Mall Ex..., 9:39 p.m
Dally except Sunday, t Dally.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis, and Chicago.
The Onlv Lino Itunnin
O DAILY TRAINS
Making- Direot Connection
TEJktNi Lxat Cadio:
3:lf in. Mail,
Arrivlnirln St. Lonl. 9 45 a.m.! Chicago, 8 :30p.m.;
CounectiDK at Odin and Effingham for Cincin
nati, Loulavllle. Indluhapolia aud polnU Eact.
11:10 a.m. t. IxuiM and "Weatwrn
Arriving In 8t. Lout. 7:05 p. m., and connecting
for all point. Went.
i:0 p.m. l'at Kxprew.
lor St. Loula and Chlcapo, arriving at St. Loul
10:40 p.m., and Chicago a.m.
-l:JO p.m. CiricinrtHti Kxpreas.
Arrivlne at Cincinnati 7:00 a.m.; Lounville 7:30
a.m.; lndlanapoll. 4:00 a.m. l'afenRer. by
Una train reach the above point. 1.3 to 3tJ
UOl'KS in advance of auy other route.
SLKEP1NOCAR Cairo to Cincinnati, wtuoui
chanire.. and through aleepera to 8t. Loula ano
Fast Time East.
D i mwH.ii by thl lino go through to East,
r HSSeilei 8 ern polnta without any deliiy
caused by Sunday Intervening. The Baturday after
noon train from Cairo arrive, in new York Monday
morning at 10:35. Thirty-six hours In advanced
ny other route. . . ..
cer-Fnr throngh tlckol. and mrther information,
pplv at Illinois Central Kallroad Dopot. I Mro.
JAB. JOUNSON, J- H. JONES,
Gen . Southern Agent. Ticket Acent.
A.n. RAN BON, Gen. Pass. Agent. Chicago
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
TRAINS L1AVX CAinO.
A .kansas and Texas Expr 11 :30 p.m, Dally
ABRIVK AT OAIIIO,
Express 2:50 p.m. Dally
Ticket office: No. 55 Ohio Levee.
. . H. U, SI1LDURN, Agent.
Q.E0RGE H. LEACH, M. D.
Phvsician and Surgeon,
Special attention paid to the Tlomoop&thlc treat
ment of surgical dtsoaaes, and diseases of women
Oftlco: On Uth street, opposite the Post Office,
J)R. W. 0. JOCELYN, I
OFFICE Eighth Street, near Comrj.err.lil Atenne
JJR. E. W. WHITLOCK,
Dental , Surooa.
Orrwn No. 1M Coatmerclal Aranus, between
Vghtband Ninth Btraeu .
. MM. . ..Ml
Commercial Avenue aud Eighth Street,
F. BUOS8, President. I P. NEFF. VlcePres'nt
II. WELbS, Cashier. T.J. Kerth, As.'t cash
F. Bros. Cairo I William Kluiro... Cairo
Peter NelT " Wlllliuu Wolf.... "
O, M Onterloh " I C. U. l'atier. ...... "
E. A. Ruder II. Well. "
J. Y. Clcmron, Caledonia.
AUE5ERAL BANKING BUSISKS8 DONE.
Exchange sold and bought. Iutorest paid In
the Saviutt. Department. Collection, made and
all buslnee;! promptly attended to.
(I W. WHEELER,
Sammer Wood and Kindling
constantly on nana
At SeveDty-five cents per load.
At cue dollar per load.
The "trim rain p. "are coarse shavtnps and make
the best .ummur wood (or cooking purposed as well
M the cheapen ever sold In Cairo. For black
pmllb'f use Insetting tire, they are unequalled
Leave vnor orders at the Tenth street wood vard
QAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
On and after Monday, June 7th, and until turthor
notice the feriyboat will make tripe as follows
"!VT M '5
3 2 L S
MAVIS LIAVIS LIAVSS
Foot Fourth st. Missouri Land'g. Kentucky Ld g.
8:00 a.m. 8:U0a. m. 9 a.m.
10:00a. m, 10:30a.m. 11a.m.
8:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Sp.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5;00p,m.
8 p.m. 3:30 p.m. t D m
CAIRO AND NEW MADRID PACKET.
TO NEW MADRID.
W. J. TURNER, Master.
LEM. HILL, Clork.
Leaves Cairo for New HJadrtd and way points
every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2 p, m.
Returning leaves Now Madrid Wednesday, Friday,
and Monday at 7a.m.
For freight or pawo apply to ,
JAMES BIOtiB, Agent.
'. ' .i.v.-j ; ,'r
A New and coinpiPto Tlntol. fronting on Levee
Second and Hull load Streets, 1
Tb Pasnongor Di'pot of the Cblcawi, Ht. Louis
ai .low Orleans: Illluol Central; Wabash, Ht.
Louis and Pad lie; Iron Mountain and Hnulhcro,
Mobile and Ohio; Calm and 8t. Louts Railways
are all just across tho street; while the Steamboat
Landing Is bat one square distant.
This Hotel Is heated by steam, has steam
Laundry, Hvdranlle Elevator, Electric Cull Belle.
Automatic Hire-Alarms, Baths, absolutely pure air,
Dorloct sewerage and complete appointments .
. HutMirb furnishings: pnrfoct sirvlco; and anon.
axoullcd tabic. ' .
Xm V. PAKIC1CR & CO.,1sjsjo
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CXTY. .
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PATIER (to CO.,
Cor, Nineteenth street 1 Palvn Til
CommerclalAvenueJ VallU, LIU
8TOVE8 AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES'
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK DONE TO ORDER.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo. - Illinois
)YM. M. BAXTER & CO.,
PURE LIQUID PAINTS, "WHITE LEAD
Zincs, aud Colors,
No. 62 Pearl Street,
Our Liquid Paints are ready for Immediate Hue on
opening the packages, no oil, spiritu of turpentine
or dryers being required,
Pnnty. We guarantee their absolnte purity aud
their freedom from barytes, clay, alkalis, water,
benzine, soap and other articles which are used to
adulterate liquid paints.
Covering Capacity. They weigh fifteen to six
teen pounds to the gallon, and will cover better
and more surface than any chemical paints or thoso
containing barytes or clay, as these add weight
Permanency of Color Groat care ha been taken
In selocling colors for tlLtlng, and we nse only pi r
mauent colors, consequently our tints do not fade.
Convenience. Any one who can nie a paint
brush can apply these paints, and being ready for
nse, thure Is no waste or excess of material, as is
thecaxe often when lead, oil and turpentine have
to be pnrch.sed- The colors can afways be exactly
matched and there Is no nccesnlty of having two or
three shades on the same building, as Is often the
cao when tint, are made experimentally.
Our Pure Liquid Paints are put up In small cans
from 1 to 5 lbs., aud also by the gallon, In packages
from cans of 1, 2, 3 and 5 gill., to kegs of 10, 15
and 25 galls., and bbls. of 45 galls.
Sample CU ami "ce Lists mailed to any ad.
COAL, WOOD ICE.
WOOD, COAL and ICE,
by the Ton or Car Load, delivered In any part of tho
WOOD OF ALL KINDS.
fcy Leave orders at my Wood and Coal Office
The salary of Rev. Dr. Somldor, of
Brooklyn, bus been raised to ?10,000.
Roth senntors and six of the eleven
members of conjrress from Massachu
setts are In favor of fiuflVapo for women.
General Nathaniel P. Ranks is still
popular in Massachusetts as a lecturer,
lie is G6 years old, is as handsome as he
ever was, and ho knows it
It is said that tliero are eleven nuns
in the Hotel Dieu Convent, Quebec,
who have each completed over fifty
years in tho sisterhood.
There are now 2,208 school districts in
Pennsvlvania, with 18,8:15 school. Lust
year 7,911,705.01 was spont on thoso
schools, which wero under tho charge
of 21,352 teachers.
, Burlington llawkrjc: A new religious
novel has just been issued entitled:
'Who did it?" We are not going to lio
about it; wo honestly bolieve it wits
M. Oambetta is trying hard to acquire
' tho German language, mul to that end
has lately surrounded himself with per
sons almost exclusively acquainted with
that tongue. '
A dressmaker of Leeds, Eng., was se
riously injiired by keeping threads of
silk in her mouth, because it had a
sweet taste. Tho tasto was duo to sugar
of lead used in coloring.
Mrs, Langtry's excellent elocution on
tho stage is said to bo a gift she has in
herited from her father, the Dean of
Jersey. Much of her beauty, too, comes
from that exceedingly handsome digni
tary. Mrs. Attorney General Browslofy
father, Robert J. Walker, was 8ce.retn.ry
of tho treasury under Polk, and Mrs.
Secretary Lincoln's father, James Har
lan, was socrotary of tho interior uuder
Tho wifo of the Chinese minister at
Washington has not yet mado her np
poaranco in society. 'One of the chief
reasons, besides official ethjuotto which
keeps hor in soclusion, is that she does
Hot understand a word of English. I '
, Tho Washington tftor flays that a
caller at the White House, who wanted
to see tho Presidont very much, wrote
on his card as an inducement to bo let
in: "My wifo is a personal friend of
ono of your groomsmen."
George- W. Childs' collection of clocks,
at his rosiclonco in Philadelphia, foreign
and domestic, is said to be valued at
$30,000. For ono of them, cased in
onyx and verde antique and crowned by
a female figure in silver, Mr. Childs
Oscar Wildo may, perhaps, bo inter
ested in a littlo family conundrum lato
ly put by a snarling Diogenes. "Who
was the first esthete?" asks tho cynic,
and answers in the next breath: "Ba
laam's a.ss, because the Lord mado him
to (o) utter."
United States Senator Charles W.
Jones, of Florida, who is about to mar
ry a wealthy young lady of IS'ewbury
port, Mass., is said to bo unusually well
read in the works of English statesmen:
He is a tall, robust, paw-eyed, saudy
A fashion correspondent writes: "Tho
Princesatof Wales was once almost as
tostoless'in dress as her mother-in-law,
but tho visits of this charming lady to
Paris have gradually developed a genu
ine taste, and she is .almost as much of
a sovereign dictator in dress as Eugenie
Sixteen of the twenty-one cities in
Massachusetts report a less amount of
debts at the close of 1881 than at tho
close of 1880, and in most of tLcm thoro
has been a marked increase in the valu
ation of taxable property.
Tho projector of a furnishing goods
store iu Boston was fined $20 recently;
for employing a cash boy under 14 years
of ago, who had not attended school at
least twenty weeks in a year. This
was tho first conviction under a new
A California paper says thatGovcrnor
Stanford has ordered the construction
of a canal nine feet deep, thirty feet
wide at the top, and fifteen feet at the
bottom, and about twelve miles long, on
his Gerko ranch, near Vina, Tehama
count)-, Cal. Nine hundred feet of the
:anal will iiavo to be cut through solid
A liquor-dealer in a Massachusetts
town received last week a postal card
signed "Justice," and reading: "Mr.
, Rumsellcr, Westfield: 'Tleaso
attend the funeral of a man whom you
have tried to kill for the last ten years."
Oil City Derrick; A wag describes a
teacher's institute as a place whore the
males go to look at the females, and the
females to look at each other, while bits
of learning are sandwiched in like the
clove the young man goes out fv be
Tho monument to Garfield, which tho
society of the Army of the Cumberland
proposes to orect,'is to cost $200,000,
aud will probably be placed in Wash
ington. The society has appointed a
committee to attend to the work of col
Near Knoxville, Tenn., an intoxicated
man fell across the railroad track a few
feet in front of the engine, which had
begun to move, when Miss Sarah Shea,
a young girl, darted forward and jerked
the man from the rail, thus saving him
from a terrible deal h. The railroad
company has honored the young lady
by a lifetime pass over the road, which
is all very well, but there is yet room
for further romance if the rescued is a
single man and properly appreciates the
noble act of a heroine.
It is said that tho Rogue's gallery of
Paris contains about 60,000 photographs,
collected during the six years Fincc tho
system was adopted. They lio in a con
fusion, however, which puzzles tho most
patient explorer. It has been suggested
that they bo classified according to those
characteristics of tho subject which bis
ingenuity cannot disguise, as height,
color of tho eyes, length of tho foot,
shape of tho head, etc., thus separating
the vast collection into groups, any one
of which could be easily examined
whenever an individual's idt
(entity is in
Ldmund Yates says: "The American
Christmas is purely due to Charles Dick
ens. When ho invented, or, rather, re
vived Christmas, tho Americans took up
the matter warmly. Tho celebration
had long bceu made out in tho States to
bo tho festival of the winter solstice and
a purely pagan affair. Dickens infused
new life into it, and the Americans have
taken Christmas at ids estimate. Be
fore that they had only three festivals
the Fourth of July, New Year and
Thanksgiving. Christmas became the
fourth and is now very popular among
Americans, who delight in entertaining
any Britou who may bo among them.
The last census shows a rapid advance
ment in tho growth of cotton and food
products. In 1S70 tho amount of cotton
produced was 4,52,317 bales; in 1880
more than 6,000,000 bales. In 1870 tho
amount of corn raised was 700,940,5114
bushels; in 1880, 1,761,449,435 bushok
During tho last decade our agricultural
products were increased nearly 100 per
cent. During the yoar from 1879 to
1880 our export trailo largely increased.
The cattle export rose from $13,000,000
to $14,000,000; wheat from $lG7,fi98,0(K),
to $190,516,000; Hour from $.'15,000,000
to $15,000,000; cotton from $209,852,000
to $245,5311,391; and pork from $5,000,
000 to $8,000,000 annually.
A shrewd littlo female scamp in St.
Louis collected about $50 during tho
holidays from benevolent persons iu the
following manner: Sh would get into
a horse-car, pay her faro, ride a long
distanco, ana then tell tho conductor to
let her out at a street remote from tho
poiut whero the car then was. "Why,
yoft aro on the wrong car, throo or four
miles from where you waut to go," tho
conductor would answer. Thereupon
the littlo shivering wretch would begin
to cry bitterly, and the other passengers,
nglow with seasonable kindness, would
take up a collection for hor benefit.
Tho Vicuna Ncue Frew iVws quotes
from Tacitus his description o! the col
lapse of tho wooden amphitheatre at
Fidemn durlnc tho reign of Tiberius, by
which, according to tho annals, 60,000
persons were killed or woundud. : Tkfr
inuuonso structure was a flimsy 'affair,
vut ur bv ,t certain Atlliut, ana there is
ituich ooiuio,rt after .reading about ,th .
horrors of the catastrophe and the meas
ures adopted to prevent their repetition,
in being informed by Tacitus, with
characteristic terseness, that "Atilius
A Perplexing Wedding.
May a man marry his wife's deceas
ed sisterP" was a question which used
to bo put, as a hoax, to college fresh
men, by "experts in the junior class:
and tho tyro would often argue at good
length until a broad laugh among by
standers revealed the trick in tho query.
"May a man marry his deceased wife s
sister?" is the form In which the inquiry
is raised by late chronicles.
A recent story from Long Island is
that a wifo and mother, enfeebled by
disease, and believing that sho was soon
to die, sought to assuage her anxiety
for tho future of her little ones by pro
moting a match between her husband
and her sister. The invalid no doubt
had read extensively in the cautionary
literature relating to step-mothers, and
could not bear to leave the selection of
ono for her babes to chance or, what is
much ,the same thing, the widower's
choice. Her sister, tho children's lov
ing aunt, would be, she was sure, still
more loving as a mother. She adjured
the sister and tho husband to give her
the comfort of seeing them solemnly
married before she should close hor eyes
upon the world. They at length acced
ed; a wedding was held; wheroupon,
being relieved in mind, she straightway
iM'gan to recover in body, and at last ac
counts was much better than had been
expected. In short, she is getting
well. And the question in the neigh'
hornood now is, hat about that wed
ding? It "goes without saying" that this
ceremony was no marriage. The con
sent or request of the wife s could not
take the place of at divorce, or dispense
with tho law which forbids a marriage
bv one having a wifo living. It is not
clear that it would even warrant a
prosecution for bigamy. True, here was
a married man formally taking another
wife. Every outward aspect of bigamy
is presented. But judges have a maxim
that there is no crime where there is no
criminal intent; and a jury' would per
haps be told that if they believed that
the husband and the sister did not intend
or 'suppose they were contracting a pres
ent marriage, but only meant by tho
ceremony to attest in tlie most binding
manner to the dying woman that they
were to be married as soon as they law
fully might, there was no bigamy. The
ciwe, though a very earnest one, would
probably be likened in law to a mock
marriage,' such as is soinetimes per
formed in jest at an evening entertain
ment. What is better worth knowing is that
serious questions have arisen whether
engagements to marry, made while ono
of the parties is already married, are of
any etleet. Suppose the wifo in the
story bad died, and tho husband hud
bceu disposed to say to the sister: "I
only promised to marry you, and went
through tin; pretence of doing so, to re
lieve my wife's mind." Could sho suo
him for preach of premise P Cases have
occurrred in which a man already wed
ded has courted anothci'woman, and ob
tained her promise to marry him when
he should become free by divorce or
death. And if ho has, when that time
came, refused, nnd sho has brought
s.:it, lawyers for her have argued that
his engagement was a binding one; it
was like a contract to sell a farm which
ono expects lo buy, and he must perform
it or pay damngc-. V,, the current of
thought among judges is that all such
engagements are "contrary to public
policy" and void. A married person
cannot make a binding promise to mar
ry, not even with reference to a timo
when freedom to fulfill it is expected.
Whoever, knowing the marriage, trusts
to such a promisu, does not even gain
a right to sue for breach. But a man
who being married pretends to be single,
and in that character engages himself to
a woman ignorant of his lios, cannot es
cape damages on this ground. N. Y.
Farmer Janesbury says his hens al
ways lay in winter. All ho has to do is
to casually remark in their hearing that
eggs have' dropped down to ten ' cents s
dozen. Then they all go to work with a
m i m
A pretty girl is tho best "spark ar
How some People Talk.
Most people talk nonsenso when they
are idle. The human brain is naturally
vivacious and elastic, hence that pro
nounced mental versatility which is al
ways to bo found in men of sense. Sensi
ble people talk about the weather when
there is no sense in talking about it, just
as naturally as they do anything that
suggests itself to tliem when they are
unengaged. For instance wo heard a
gentleman say recently; "We need snow
badly." Of course, ho did not know:
why we needed suow; but such was the
cireumstanses under which this . pin-'
found declaration was delivered that the
words seemed to come naturally, and
with au honestness which proved that
their conception and pronunciation was
irresistablo lo the man. This is a world
of tips and downs, turbulences and
mutabilities; and ono of the oldest yet
most reasonable peculiarities of its In
habitants is the soul-harrowing, innocent
inclination of all mankind to talk about
tho weather, Anddo you think it will
rainP l'illiain!ort limikfdxt Table.
Professor Williams, of Yale College,
says tho story of tho beheading of Chin
Chin Choi, formerly a student in New
Haven, Conn., must bo apocryphal. IIo
cunnot trace tho letter said to havo
been received, and is certain no behead
ing could be done at Horn Kong, as re
ported, for that Is au English province,
lie knew that tho Government tloes not
behead for Christianity, nor as a penalty
for nn afl'ectton for Christian girls.
Rector Cushiug, who was Chin's teach
er, declares tho whoh story, senseless
una muni s;;
Giving "Ole Marster" a Lift,
BIT SAM. W. SMALL.
"Yer axes me what dls henh Is, sah?
WolL hit's nutltn, sun, but Jos' or cont
Jos' wnn oh ilese lonr, frruy, ulnty kin'
What button closo up on de throat.
I got It tor III. on er f run', snh,
An' Iso gwlnoun' wid my own ban 1
Tcr wrop hit aroun' do ties' hart, sah,
Dot Is beatln' tor-dny in Uis Inn'. '
"No, 'taint fer nolxvly whnr's kin' tcr ue
'Copt (lis, snh, ditt In dem olo days
'Fore war an' foro freedom cum In, snh,
He whs don my 'Ole MuHtnr always;
IIo was kin' an' Jest ax er Judg-o, sun,
An' ulways done right by us all,
An' ho nubber forot whim 'twux Christmas
Tor hub sumthln' In him' fur us all I
"But do wah an' destnicahln cum on hlra,
An' ho loss all he bad Iu de Inn',
An' foebln, an' fren'loHS, an' weak, sah.
Had tor lib by do wnek ob his ban'.
I toll yr de file's bin a bard un
Ills keep I n' de wolf fuin do do',
An' often he's sed ho'd give up, sah,
An' not try to fight cony mo I
"fiat Td brace him up, anrtnr-like. savin'
'Dnr's better times oumln' abend
Jes1 keep on er pcfrsrln' nn' prnyin',
An' nuliher say die till yer dnedl'
An' so. ho'd keen tryln' mid try In
Ilut he couldn't keep up a strDiur lick;
An' at lus' had tcr xib up bis weapon
Au' lay down Uko a little chile, sick t
"Den we done de best wuck In de wurP, sah,
Tcr bring him avain tor hlHHcf,
To keep his po' bony awhile henb
An' koep In bit nil rllokorln' foref ;
But I'd Been him (Us niawuin' so poo'ljr,
Bo thin an' so pnlo an' so bare,
Ditt I Ja' tuck er bolt on my hurt-strings
An' played 'em fer ail dat wtu durl
"Po Cue tuck all de mummy I'd iHld up
Fer tor buy mu my own Chrlsimus g if.
An' bnughtcn din coat, good km' warm, sah,
Ker ter gib my olo niarstor a lift
I know ho II lie glad wld do cumfurt
II it'll brinfr to his weakly ole framo;
While mo? I kin skirmish eroun' heuh
An' feel happy an' rloh Jos' de same l'-
So went the old mnn on bis mission
As happy us ever it klnir,
II i heart beatinur bolir rmxlo
Than ever n mortal can Ring.
And though others may think tbat a nigger
Hits never tho gift of a soul.
He's irt something will pans for Us equal
Whoa Heaven shall call Its last roll 1
Atlanta (Ua.) Constitution.
How to Fight a Dog.
It is clear, from the description of the
"Struggle with a Mad Dog' contained
in your paper, that fighting a dog forms
no part of the training of the Metropoli
tan police, and as it is an important
branch of the art of self-defence, I sub
mit this for your information. The re
quisite weapon is a stout stick or trunch
eon, to be held by a hand at each end,
across the chest, close to the body. The
dog. on flying at the neck, is to bo re
ceived with the middle of the Btick,
pushed with tho greatest force and rap
idity across the throat of the dog. The
brute, being thus thrown back, is to bo
struck on the' nose; and should ho re
new tho attack (which is not likely) tho
doso must bo repeated. Before bull
baiting ceased in England, a man of
prowess, who will long bo remembered
m Wcnsleydale as "Deaf Jack," fought
for a wager, and thus conquered the
most savage bulldog in the district. The
dog came up a second time, but coidd
not bo induced to attack again. Tho
slick was only two feet long. An illus
tration of tho method will be found in
the tailpiece to "Bewick's Birds" (Han
cock's Edition, 1,147), vol. I., p. 199.
Rev. Q. O. Wraij, in Ht. Jama Ga
zette Illuminating Discovery.
They have discovered a kind of illu
minator in France which gives light but
which does not consume. It is a miner
al essence, which when put in a lamp
givos light when ignited through a wick.
M. Cordig, the inventor, after filling and
,irntf,rv u hnin .l.i.'lwi.l .f nwuin... ,1.
ceiling of tho laboratory. Tho blazing
lluid was scattered over the floor, and
on tho persons of the lookers-on, but
strange to say, no one was burned or
scorched. A pocket-handerchief was
then soaked in the fluid and set on Are.
A licrrut Mni. ri'.tnlipil lint, tliu uni.L.it-
handkerchief was uninjured. Tho fluid
was then set on lire in a pail, and the
bystanders plunged their hands into tbo
burning llamo. A prickly sensation fol
lowed, but no scorching or burning. In
short, the discovery has been made of
light without heat, of an artificial fluid
of which there is no danger of combus
tion. The occupation of insurance
companies will be goue when this fluid
is in universal use.
"I don't like that cat. It's rot snlin-
ters in its feet!" was the excuse of a
four-year-old boy for throwing the kit
Ot ex-President Hayes' children, ono,
Webb Hayes, is a manufacturer in
Cleveland; Burchard Haves is practis
ing law with young Mr. Waite in Tole
do; Rutherford Hayes, Jr., is at school
iu Boston, and tho younger children go
to tho public school in tho'villago of Fre
mont. A Busy Man. ...
Peek's Milwaukee Sun is responsible
for tins; A Milwaukee man, while in
Chicago, recently, sent a bouquet of
flowers to a relativeiuaWisconsintown,
and when lie heard from them they had
arrived four (Jays after being shipped,
wilted and dead. Ho was mad, and in
talking it over with a railroad man, the
railroader said: "You must not expect
too much from an express agent. Now,
that bouquet bad to pass Junction,
and I know tho express agent there. Ho
is the depot agent, express agent, keeps
a restaurant, is postmaster, acts as
switchman, helps unload freight, checks
baggage, keeps a store, works a team on
tho road, drives passengers to adjoining
towns, is sexton in a church, buys coun- ,
try produce, keeps tho hav-scalos, runs
tho caucuses of both political parties, ,
goes out shooting chickens with hunters,
keeps a pool table, has a mill for grind
ing sugar-cane, and runs a hop yard,
besido iielning his wife run a millinery
store. Now, a man who ha so much
business as that ought to, be excused for
lotting a bouquet remain in the express
0,'Bco a week or ten days." The man ?
Who sent tho bouquet said, come to think
about it, they were mighty lucky to got
e iiowers at an, ana no wouia apoio
z.o for any words he might hav pokV
i in the heat of debate, v What ths
ecf tntry rants Id a diversify cf bfto-
lie" :?; ' '"A',!t''n,M 'f'v.i'v!.