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CAIRO. ILLINOIS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 31. 1882.
Mayor N. H. Tliitlewood.
Tf nirvf T. J . Ki ;i Hi.
Cli rk Diiinli". J, holey.
Counselor Win. U. UUbcrl.
Manlml- I.. II. Meyer.
HUAHII 'If AMiUHMnX.
Kirt Wf.rl -VVm. Mf.Hul.;. T. M. Klminon.;!,.
Second Ward .! llinklc. C. N. Il'mbe-.
Third Ward U. K, Itlake, John Wood.
Fourth rd -Clmrltx 0. l'kller, A(lo!l-:
Kiflh Wrd-T. W. lUUIdav, Ernest U I'eUH.
Circuit J.ifli;.! I), -f .lnkT.
Circuit Clerk--A. II. Irvln.
( O'iniv Judce -K. i YiK.iim.
Couir.y C'lerk-H. J. Iluiniii
(Vimy Attorney J. M. Kunirnn.
t'Diu.'y TreasurerVile W. iurkt
hli. (HI John Hod.
dimiy Comml-sioner r. W . UiJ.il. 5,
liltili. md Pet t r-anp.
C, MRO BAPTIST ---Corner Tenth iiJ I'op'ar
street'; pp.-aehliitf nr- and tl.ird MitoUa I"
ear-h month, 11 1:1. and :: l n : pray er m'-J-
wiuucii the hkijkk.vi::k (KpiKODsij
L rourtr.!i.vh street; Hum! ay 7:"" 1:1 . ii7
Kuehrit: m-. Hunday i"-hon! : U.oik.ih.,
Muislmr Prayers; :e' p. in., Iv-mine; i rayeis. r
IV Lave uporl, T. I!- HLlr.
r!Hr mission arv UAiTifcr aimed. -
v J-ri.1.1lnrUM: B...3P m.aid 7:' p. IB.
l,l.t, .-hool at 7:3" p. 11 hev. f J. hiK.i..e,
I (."I'll KKAN TUrteeuta etr'-et; services Hub
1 bfC.h 1 :.' m. ; Stind school 2 p. iu.
Klripp' , pHt jr
MKTiinMST-O.r. Eiifli't " 'k'iiuf strvet.
I'r.-n' !ni.i! Sil.i.;h 1l:i. m. and 7 : to p. m.
,-tin-Uy -;.; at .4 .nop m. Kcv J-A visrrell.
I IKKMIYTEHIAN-Eighth Utt't: prekcMir or,
-nll.ii'li v. ll-'JU in. mud 7::ip. m.; prayer
me-tln- Widne.rttv kt 7:i p-" hanlny hcLwj.
Hip. m. Kev li. Y. George, pastor.
L'T .JOSEPH'S -1 Homau Cktholtc) Corner Cross
5 and Walnut slrve's; service. hni.th 10:.
j, siibdiiv M r.o-.l at p in., Vfi.rr. 3 p. in , er
r.cl - every'day kt H k m. J!ov. O llura, 1 r.iM.
LIT t'ATUH'K H h Hornn Cttjiollc, Corner Ninth
fr-et nd Wuhiumon kvune; rvlce Sk'--D.M.
8 n l W k m.; VepM 3 p. m , at;dy howl
t p. m. .crvlci-. every dy kt m. K. MmM''
K. II. TlilE CAKD AT CAUiO
ILLINOIS CENi'KAl. K H.
TIHIM. l EI'AUT. TI1AN1 Alll.lVB.
Mn! 1:!3 m , Ma.i -m
rco.'n-.Ut:or..l!:Tik m I 'KtfrtM .H 1" n Ji
tKnifi.. .:A)p m I Ai-tuo.i-.i,oi.. p.m
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tAocuta Qk'.wn. s. p.m ! t.rniia'd'.l')ii ll l.i ui
WAHAMI. ST. I.Ot W.t PACIFIC U'Y CO
MkUiIl ... .15 via 1 '.Mkil t fcix. ... p tii
Uki'.y except !uBd4y. t iJkiiy.
MullILK i OHIO K 11
.Mkil iiWa.ni. I lUii .. "(p.m
EzprtM itti .tn. I ttpfoi-i'. v-j"p.m
LLINOIS CKNTKALU. II.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
Tho Onlv Line Runuinu;
9 DAILY' TRAINS
O From Cairo,
Makin Dihkct Conkkction
Thains I.Ea Caiko:
'.i: I i a in. Mini,
Arriving In St. Louin 9.45 k in : Cl.iru',-',l.io-;
Coiiin'ciuikT t Odin Mid KilU.irhkm fur Cinciii
nkti, Louiviil, lndiitiipnln) kud pidutr KuM.
ll:li.) a.m. Ht. Ioulw ;nnl rtntrn
10 x prunB.
Arrlvliia In St. Loulu I :U5 p. ui., kud ooui.t-ci n..'
fuikll puints Went.
A:0 p.m. l-'itut Kxpiiwrt
knr st. LimiH and Chirac, arrtvim? at St. Unto
10:40 p.m., ulCUtCBuo7:i k m.
4:Op m. Cincinnati Kxprosw.
Arrtviiiu Kt Cincinnati 7:"" a.m.; J.(.u;ivii:.f 7 1
k m.; IndtMiap.ilU 4:W k.m l'lini;. by
tln triin ri'kt-h tho 1mv pntntK 1- to
UoUKS lu kdvkuco of any oliit-r ronlo.
rTTh( 4:J" p. m. cxpruH' has PL'I.I.MAN
M KKl'INtJ CAR Cairo to Cinrlnrati, without
cimnui-.., and through ulecpera to bi. LuaK and
C-.t Tiinn l''lSt
,? thi. line iM thi'MiL-li to Kftft
llCiflM' 'I S ui.lwiiii .itiv d iiv
,..i ,M,rtv liitrrvcnliiL'. The Sktiirduy HftiT-
noon train from Cuirt nrrivee In now Yo'k Momiav
.iniiiiL'kt 10::i.v Tmrty pix tumrc lu ailvanci of
y nttit.r route,
IfTKor throuch tirkntK and furtht-r iiifiriim,lin,
ap)ly at lllliioln C.'iilral Kailroad pi'pot. Cain).
JA. .JOHNSON. J. H JUNkS.
(tun Sonthwrn Acunt. Ticki-t Acnt.
ij. HANSON, l'ki. Atfeiit. Clilcauo
gT. LOUIS & CAIRO It. R.
TRAINS KL'N AS RUJ.OWs.
Exprojfi and Mall leave. Cairo, every day except
Holiday, at 10:iS a.m. Atnv.i" 4 M p. in.
Accommodntlon arrive at li Ofi p. in. and do
part at l -JO p. ra.
Q.EOK0E II. LEACH, M. I).
Ph vsieian and S u ri ;o 1 1,
Spuclal attuulloti pkld to the Homeopnthlc treiit
ment of nnulcal divaii', and dlkeapcs of womun
Olllcc: Ou 1UU atriut, opposite tbu I'okI OIUcu,
J)U. W. C. JOCELYN,
OKIICK Klirltth Street, nekr Cnranercik! Avenoo
It. K W. WHITLOCK,
V 0ji-No. 1S Coinmcttlal Avutiuo, botwoen
jJt.'fRhth ind Ninth Htreet
PHOrillETOH OF BPHOAT'B PATKNT
V)iol!salo IJealoi' in Ico.
ICE liY TI'i:: CAR LOAD Oil TON, WELL
r cued yon srnrriNG
Oai" Ivoad.s a Spocialtv.
O i " i-'icjk:
Cor.Tv. eli'th Street, ami Levee,
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TJ I K CITY.
(i()Ol) SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PAT IKK, Sc CO.,
Cor. Nil.et-ir,';. jUfet I Pll J I'fl Til
t oruinertnl Avei.nii J ' flllU, ill.
111'.; H V..I.I!).Y.
A N'-w ar.l t o-npi'-te !! ,'(;. frn,tii,,; on l.i'vce
.-cui.d aii'l i... . n .tt.i Mm
Tb '!-. r II .'.t ij! ! Ciil'n". -t I.nu!a
it .(.- Or.eari" ; Iii.mji Cent.-.:; Wn' n-h. M.
I.cu:. !i4 I'm-::: . Iron Sliidi'. i: utid ..oth.'rt,
M.il.l'e klid Oi.lu: .nr., nlnl I.M.! K'iUwiiv.
nr.- nil jn-t -ri.ri. um i, !: le 'l.c uamhn'it
LkUdil.C 1- I -tl! )! 'J ut' ,I.t.
T.'i.'- 1 1 . t ! ; !i- '.,1- .'vain
Laundry. Ilydranur fc.i-vsl.ir. Kief.nr C!l Ilelif.
A'ltiunktli Flp.' -Al'.rtnr. Hatli. -'i,j' j''.'.y Mire air,
periett nriTi."' tti;d u u ;m '.ni.-lt.
S-.jicrl' i'.ir; i-h'i.. -, 1 rf . z: ,.rv:ct; ktil an un-
OXo. lIull lllVc .
1. 1J. 1'AKIiKlt S: c:ol,fS(,.'ei.
c; O A. L
Ij Stoves I J
No. 27 j) IHhSt.
S '.rinware. S
f) W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood aud Kiuilliiifr
coL.lAuUy ou nana
At b'evouty-flvo couts per load.
At one dollar per load.
Tho 'trliiinili)i;."arn coamo i"havlni;F aud miiko
thuhe.l miiniiiur wood for cooking pnrpOfeM an well
as the clif ftpext over e nd In Cairo, For hlnck
mlUi'f 110 iiiKuttlnx tlre, thoy aru uiieiHnllod
Lukvu yuur ordura at tUu Tuiitn street wood yard
THE REGULAR CAIRO AND PADUCAH
X DAILY I'ACKET.
HENRY E. TAYLOR Mmter
OKO. JOUES Clerk
Lfiive Padurah for Cairo duliy (Huudaya except
) at M a.m. and Mound City ut I p m. Return,
g, L, aven Cairo kt t p. in. Jfouud. City at l. m.
THE A. B. S AFFORD.
Dally packet lietweeu Cairo and Mound City
tain Audle Owen .
Leave Cuiro 7:80 A.M.
Mound City 9::J " "
" 'kiro 1-J Noon
" Mound City l::m P. M ,
" Cairo 4:;io "
" Mound City tl " "
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE -Vq STATES.
On r.nd after Monday, Jane 7th, and until farther
notice the fen ybot will make trip as follow:
MlTIt MAVIS LI ATI
KootFoarth t. Misioorl Land'g. Kentucky Ld g.
i-M p. m.
8:30 a. m.
K;00 p. m.
BOARD: fs.00 PER WEEK, 2.00
SPECIA L HATES
roT riFFIl F., ALI.E srmso, TOPE CO. ILL,
DIXON SPRINGS are litnated In a pnr of the
Ozark Mountain, ten milt from Oolconda and
fourteen mile from Vi-nua, in a beautiful valley
surrounded ny hitth clill.
The ecenery in uijniriaeed and the water is
ftroni; with mineral properties. No. 1 i trot tr
w.th iron. No. v! with maenesla, nulphtir and Iron- a
free 11-e of the f.r ha proveit au tiiifMllinir wmo
civ 1. 11 f)..i,..;i,ia. jaiinuir.u. Liver lomplkii.t.
Kiilney atfeciion and Chronic Dikrrhoe. As a
!iiiim''r report Dixon Sprlne; I. desnrvedly popu
lar, buiin; quiet, eecluded nd cool, free from dut
and moviiitoe. Seon from tlr.t of Jnneio first
nf Decernlier. JOS. K. LUMEN,
MILL AND COMMISSION.
DIALS HH IN
FLO IB. GRAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring Mills
Hiiihest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street
F. Illios.s, President. I P. NKKF, VlcePrca'nt
II. WELLS, Outlier. I T. J. Kexti, Ase't ciish
Y- Bro Cn'ro I Wllllum Kuilb. ,Ciro
Peter Nell' WIIHnm Wolf.... "
c.M OMerloh " IC.o. Pane, "
E.A. Duder " II. Wells
J. Y. Clemson, Caledonia.
A (iENERAJi HANKING IIUSIN-SSS DONE.
Kxchanito sold and bought. Intyrest paid in
tlieMiivtnu Depiirtment. Culloctlv us made and
all lmaluuss promptly attended to.
rpiIE CITY NATIONAL I;.aH!
Of Cairo. llHnoiB.
71 01110 LKVEB,
A General Rankinsr business
TIIOS. W. 1IA1aL.1L) AY.
ENTERPRISE SAVING 11AN1 :.
Of Cairo, ),
EXCLUSIVELY A SAVI1 iGS BANK.
TlIOa.AY, IXAIj 1.1DAY,
W. F LAMimis, river editor of I'ltu lti;Li.Ti
and ateamboat passenger unent. Order for all
kludff tukmliokt Job printing tolicited. Olflco
at Planter Hotel, No. M Ohio luveo.
HTAOE3 OF THE RIVER.
The river marked by tho gMijjolaht even
injj at this point ut five p. ni., !J7 feet
and 3 inchegand rising.
Pittsburg, May 30-3 p.m. River 10 feet
1 inch and falling.
Cincinnati, May 30-3 p.m. 31 feet 4
inches ami falling.
Louisville, May 303 p.m. River 12
feet and stationary.
Nashville, May 30-3 p.m. River 21 feet
Ut, Louis.'.May 30-3 p.m. River 27 feet
The City of Greenville from Vicksburg
is another one of the fast Anchor liners,
and is due up to-day for St. Louis.
Tho Paris C. IJrowa from New Orleans
passed Vicksburg Monday evening at 8.
She will be the next New Orleans boat up
for Cincinnati and will arrive here Friday.
The Gus Fowler's clerks and Captain
Taylor included, had all they could do yes
terday in registering the large passenger
list and furnishing meal tickets. Sumuol
Smith of the Fuwler, served a dinner that
would have been a credit to the 5th Av
enue hotel, New York.
The Emma C. Elliott ran through herself
at some point between St. Louis aud the
cape. The Ste. Genevieve which was due
last evening for Memphis will tako the
place of the Elliott this week, but will be
here on her regular day next week.
Yesterday was a very pleasant day, and
the streets were pretty well patronized by
visitors from different sections, mo6t ot
whom attended the usual annual decoration
of soldiers graves at Mound City.
The Cons. Millar arrived ahead of time.
She landed hero at C:30 p. m. yeBterday;
discharged considerable freight; also re
ceived, and departed at 8 p. m. tor Mem
phis. The Thos . Sherlock from New Orleans
arrived at 12:30 yesterday. She was very
light but her passenger list was fair. She
left for Cincinnati at 1 p. m.
The Andy Bum, the largest boat of the
Cincinnati and Memphis packet company,
is due tins evening for Cincinnati. Passen
gers for the Ohio to Cincinnati or inter
mediate points can procure tickets of W.
F. Lambdin at the Planters house.
Monday evening we took passage on the
Gus Fowler for Paducah, leaving here at 5
o'clock sharp. She made nine landings
and arrived at Paducah five minutes past
ten, and never carrying exceeding 150 lbs.
of steam. There is no mistake about tho
Fowler's speed. She is far abovo the aver
age run of boats, and but few boats that
carryinp the propelling power behind them
can interest her. On her down trip yes
terday she registered over 300 passengers.
Most of them attended tho Decoration of
the Soldiers graves at tho National ceme
tery near Mound City.
The little packet City of Metropolis, re
cently built by Captain Ves Mahan and
Mr. Geo. Cowliu who owns the bar of the
Gus Fowler, was lying at Metropolis when
the Fowler landed there Monday night.
V went on board of her and tound her to
be one of tho most completo little packets
we ever had the ploasuro of inspecting.
Sho is 8.1 feet in length from stem to stern ;
her cabin or saloon is about 30 feet in
length. Sho makes about six miles per
hour up stream, and is doing a profitable
business. She makes two trips daily from
Metropolis to Paducah.
Tho Belle Memphis "hauls her horns in"
and gracefully yields to the City of Provi
dence. As on the last trip of tho Providence
from Helena to Memphis she made the re
markable run in G hours and 44 minutes.
This is inviting tho iron horse in a very
creditable manner, but the Bello Memphis
boys say they must havo them horns back,
and they propose to make an cllbrt for
them in a few days.
"Another Richmond in tho field, and it's
tho Jim Leo. Sho makes tho run from
Helena to Memphis in 5 hours and 38
minutes. What's the City of Providence
going to do about it? What's tho use of
talking about riding on tho "keers" when
we've got steamboats that mako railroad
time with all the conveniences aud com
forts of tho most palatial homes?
Captain Griffith, in command of tho
Hudson, leaves St. Louis for Cairo and Pa
ducah this evening at 5 o'clock. She will
report hero to-morrow evening. The Hud
son is fast and with being a largo carrier.
Her cabin accommodations aro excellent.
The City of Now Orloans, Capt. Carter
master, leaves St. Louis this evening for the
Crescent City. Sho is duo here to-morrow.
That high-headed City of Providence is
duo from St. Louis this oveuing for Vicksburg.
Extraordinary Growth of Hair.
Tho ordinary length of the hair on tho
head of a woman varies from twenty
inches to a yard, in some instances cvrn
lunger than that; but they aro of unus
ual occurrence its weight from (ivo to
ton ounces. A contemporary relates nn
iriatancn where tho hair on a lady's head
attained the measurement of two yard
in length. But iu proper length fur
texture and strength rdiuiild not exceed
twenty-four inches, and its value a.4 long
hair i.4 much depreciated in prieo when
it falls shorter. It has been calculated
by Withof that tho board grows at tho
rato of a lino and a half per week, which
gives a length of six inches and a half in
tno course of a year, while for a man of
eighty years of ago, twenty-seven feet
would have fallen before tho razor. Tho
board of tho Burgomaster Hans Stern
Ingcn was so long that upon oue occa
sion, having forgotten to fold ui tho
same, ho trod upon it as ho ascended to
the central chamber at Bonn and was
thereby thrown down and killed.
m i m
Mr. Beunett's Oat."
There is no animal ho much abused or
grossly misrepresented cut tho cut. Tho
whole race is condemned for the brutal
Ignorance and immoral habits of a few,
just as some human beings are. Wo de
sire to go on record as amend of pussy,
and when a good word is said of them
we want to spread it as widely as possi
ble. Hero is an instance where a cat
proved a successful detective, a record
ed by a Troy paper: 'Othello Bennett,
baggageman, lost TlJ m bills at the
Union Depot Tuesday night. A search
proved fruitless, and all hope of recover
ing tho money was abandoned. Yester
day the cat belonging to tho baggage
room approached Mr. Bennett carrying
between its teeth tho missing roll of
bills, and with a sly wink deposited tho
money at his feet. Tho baggageman
thinks the cat "a treasure." llo should
havo said a "treasurer."
A San Antouio, Tex., woman has 40,
000 silk-worms at work.
An Ohio man has suod for divorce on
the ground of non-support.
Many Winnipeggers aro pegging out
badly in their rcal-estato speculations.
An Athens, Ga., man asserts that ho
has not slept for six years. Whew!
Twelve thousand shovels ami 2,000
spades are turned out every week in tho
So far the United States government
has given away to railroads nearly two
hundred million acres of land.
Tho city of Boston consumes an aver
age of 4,520,'JOO gallons of water daily
from its Cochitutvto and Sudbury reser
voirs. According to Xenophon, the completo
aceouterment of a Spartan soldier
weighed from nincty-tive to ono hun
If people would follow Emerson's res
olution, "I cannot afford to be irrita
ble," there would bo more happy fami
lies in tho eountry.
Frank Stringfollow, once a rebel spy,
is now tho rector of an Episcopal church
at Fannville, Va. He is said to havo
killed moi'o than a hundred federal sol
diers during tho war.
John Skue, who six years ago was a
California millionaire who lost every dol
lar and went to prison as a vagabond
ami drunkard, is out and has mado
$'.'50,000 on his new fortune.
A Spanish proverb has It that "Man
is tho child of his own deeds." Tho
Lowell Citizen thinks tho American ver
sion should bo that "Mun is often tho
slavo of his own mortgages."
Napoleon believes in omens and por
tents as firmly as any Roman Casar,
und openly professed his conlidouco in
certain lucky days, tho 2d of December
and 24th of October being two such.
Jesso James was in tho habit of read
ing a chapter of tho New Testament be
fore starting to rob a bank. Ho always
wanted to get ahead of tho cashier on
Col. Armistead, who commanded at
Fort Mclleury during tho British bom
bardment, is to have a monument in tho
City of Monuments. Tho Baltimore city
council has voted $2,000 for its con
struction. "Phew!" exclaims a Georgia news
paper; "the small-pox seuro is begin
ning to bo troublesomo to us. l'ho
young ladies of Decatur aro wearing as
safo'tida around their necks as iv pre
A juvenile pickpocket In Now York
was asked by a policeman if he "took this
pocket-book or not," and said: "Hard
ly; I don't know whether I took this
particular pocket-book or not, 1 took so
Tho fish breoding aud rearing estab
lishmen of Sir James Gibson Maitland,
at Howietoun, near Stirling, in Scot
land, is the largest of the kind in tho
world. In tho hatching houso aro many
millions of fry.
General John M. Corse, a gallant
Western soldier, who, during his heroio
Urugglo at Altoona sent word to Sher
man, "I'm shot ull to pieces, but can
lick ull hell yet," will bo married next
month to Miss Frances McNeil, of Win
Tho rates of postage aro higher in
Mexico than in any other country on
tho globe. The trouble is that the rulers
are changed so often that it is frightful
ly expensive to print their heads on tho
stamps. Somo days the government
printing ollico has to get out no less than
a dozen complete sets; but this is only
when pronunciamentos aro more than
commonly lively; it is not so every day.
Agornon Branningsford left England
in 1850 after quarreling with his broth
er, and engaged as a book-keeper iu
San Francisco, defaulted and was dis
graced; gradually sunk in tho social
sculo till no beeamo known us "Old Ag,"
a vagabond. A few days ago A messen
ger from tho old country apprised him
of tho death of his father, Lord Bran
ningford, and his succession to a for
tuuo estimated at t'.'.OOO.OOO.
A project Is on foot for damming th
north outlet of tho Mackenzie River und
Muring tho water of 1,200,000 simaro
miles. Tho result would bo a lake 2,
000 miles long, with an overage width
of 200 miles. What tho lake will bo par
ticularly valuable for, when they get it, .
is a query.
In a largo Cincinnati billiard hall two
men had a fight with pool balls. Tho
missiles were thrown with reckless
force, not only injuring the combatants,
but smashing about all the glass in tho
place, denting the ino woodwork, and
bruising several spectators. The re
pairs will cost $1,200.
It is a common practice in Philadel
phia to tako children to tho gas works
to bo treated for whooping cough.
There the littlo ones are held over thu
purifying pans to breathe tho mingled
iumes of ammonia and sulphur. Ibis
affords relief by clearing tho air pass
ages, and tho physiclaus recommend it.
At a beautiful spot near Torquay,
England, is thu "Houso of Rest" for
business women, such us milliners and
those employed iu shops. The chargo
is $3 a w eek, but any one nominated by
ft subscriber to the institution can go
for il.'2" a week. Many are thus ena
bled to get u much needed holiday who
couldn't otherwise all'ord one.
A disease called anthracosis is giving
much trouble to miners. It is caused
by tho constant inhaling of coal dust.
The ('.no particles, being rounded, do
not for a considerable time give great
inconvenience, Finally, certain por
tions of tho lungs become so loaded with
tho coal dust that they break dowu, and,
the victim dies of marasmus.
The purchaser of an old houso at Ed
gar's Ferry, Ky., saw that tho floor in
one spot was nailed down far more, se
curely than any where else. Curiosity
led him to remove tho boards. Under
neath was a small mound of earth, from
which be dug out tho bones of threo
human beings. It is believed that a
dead-and-g'iie occupant of tho houso
was ix murderer of travelers.
General Sherman's reception at
Tombstone, A. T., was unique but in
teresting. A eowboyiah individual rodo
up to bis carriage and usked if General
Sherman was there. Being answered
in the iiU'inuative, he pulled a pistol and
tired two shots in rapid succession.
That wus tho signal for a volley, and
for a few minutes the air vibrated with
tho sharp report of pistol shots, burst
ing of anvils aud Chineso rockets.
Tho Yoscmito Valley stages are dra wn
by horses wearing snow-shoes, which
are described as consisting of blocks
about thirteen inches square and ono
inch in thickness, to which suitablo at
tachments are fixed on tho upper sido
for tho purpose of securing tho foot.
Tho horses readily learn to manipulato
theso apparently clumsy appendages,
and mako excellent progress over tho
Washington has an Oldest Inhabitant
Society. It is a secret society that is,
it was formed through the sly and se
cret connivance of younger citizens for
their own protection. The oldest in
habitants by this scheme aro thus in
duced to talk about tho weather to each
other, and swap reminiscences aud lies
about the Father of His Country, whilo
other people can go their way in peaco.
Tho London World tells this story ol
Balzac; Balzac was tho neighbor ol
Prince Z., und often used to pay him a
visit in the morning, clad in tho coin
pletest neglige. Ono day Balzac met at
his neighbor's a niece of the Prince, and
felt bound to excuse himself on tho na
ture of his attire. "Monsieur," replied
the young lady, "when I read your
books I did uot trouble myself about tho
A characteristic story Is told of Cho
quart, tho famous duelist. Iu tho course
of conversation, one day, somebody
spoke of X., a person for whom ho pro
fessed a strong antipathy. "Ah, ho
exclaimed, "you are speaking of X., I
verily believe; if I do not deceive my
self, I shall run him through tho body
one of these days." "Why?" asked his
friends in a chorus. "Why? Why? U I
know that I should do it at once."
Darwin's Ideal Lifo.
Of Mr. Darwin it may bo said that his
lifo was happy, his method fruitful, his
work masterly. In its own way the lifo
of Mr. Darwin was an ideal life. Ar
rogance, irritability, and envy, the faults
that ordinarily besot men of genius,
were not so much conquered as non-ox-istant
in a singularly simple and gener
ous mind. Mr. Darwin was not only a
man of genius, with tho patience and
divination of genius; ho was also a man
of genius so placed that his genius had
the freest possible play iu its own spe
cial line. That tho order of tho universe
is the order of a Supremo Mind work
ing silently and closely through ages,
and not spasmodically through centuries,
is now as much an accepted idea of civil
ized man us the theory of gravitation.
To tho general acceptance of this idea
no one contributed so powerfully as Mr.
Darwin, although ho contributed to it
in a much less exclusive way than the
way in which Newton contributed to the
acceptance of the theory of gravitation.
Sal u nh ij Hi 'Cfi'
New Street Trick.
New Haven voting men havo a queer
idea of fun. ilonday evening a Mr.
Rowland was passing along Court street
when two young men standing ut either
edge of tho sidewalk called out: "Look
out", there, step high!" Mr. Rowland
stepped high over the supposed obstruc
tion and passed on. An hour later he
returned that way and saw tho mime
trick played on others. Tho lady pass
ers were" really victimized and stepped
the highest, with little exclamations of
alarm or bursts of laughter. A poliro
man happened to come along and do- 9
scribed the scene: "Two young fellows
would begin to shulllo there hands as
though they were holding a rope and up
high went the legs of tho people. I ar
rested tho two young men." Judge
Sheldon imposed a tluo of $1.00 each.
UartJ'urd Vourant. i,
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