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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 19, 1881.
NEW SERIES NO. 252
THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES, 180 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
HENRY B. HYDE, President.
FOR THE YEAH ENDING
AKoUKTOP LDOl AN.rrH, JttU. 1.
liHil S 3Vw0,frr!i
Interest H(1 relit
Net prollt uu Investment ,
.. l-H.ol" 7ti
Claim by death aud matured endow-
m.ut - t 27,M til
Dividend, surrender value, and an
nuities !i,iVllO 01
D:.couuli d ciidowmeut 4ud matured
tontine bolide ITSWiS
Total paid pulley-bolder ..... $ 4.W.W17 7
Dividend on cup 11 7.imi
Ai(ni'U-a and cum mi iHloti H hJUtfT '
ln-itural eipensr. tvsi.itflt W
Male, county mid city taxe. . sh.mh 70
Net cash assets, Dec. 31, IK)., t W.t.W W
Itond nd mortuMji?. t
United Mate st
bum stocks, city sum ks, and stock,
authorized liy l be laws ot the alatu
of New vrW
Loan, .ecnred by bond nd stock.
Heal estate to New York ud Uu.ton
ml punhased under foreclosure..
CaiU on hand In hank and other de
positories ou interest and In transit
Duj from tnta on account of pre
tuluni. Market value of stock and bond
over cost -
Interest and rent due and accrued
premium, due and In price of
collection lies" premium paid In
.'. tu'i :
Total asset., l)eC.:il,lKl 11.1
Total Itabllltie. mcludtnK lccal ru
aerve for reinsurance of all exist
in policies :I.)..m II
Total undivided urp!u $ ..! -I
Of which belowr 'a computed) to
pwlcleia general class
hirh li..inv. (as comuuied) to
pollcle in tctiiino
Risks Assumed in 1880,W5,17H.U05 00
Risks OtitsUndin? - 5177,iil7,70:UMp
T. LOUIS, I. M. Sc SO. RY
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
TRAIN. 1.E4VI CAIRO,
Arkansas aud Texas Expre" 11:45 a m. Dally
AHIUYK AT CAIIIO.
Kinres rA m- VM
Accommodation 3;;ip m. Daily
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest ami Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
Tho Onlv Lino 1 tunning
o DAILY TRAINS
Making Direct Connection
TtuiNt LiAt Cairo:
:i:ir in. Mfvil,
Arriving In 81. Louis M5 a in.: Chicago p.m. ;
Connecting at Odin and tfflnifliain for Cincin
nati, Louisville, Indianapolis and point Kant.
11:141 ii.tn. ft. IiOiiiH ami V'Btrrt
Arrlvlneln Bt. I.oul 7:0.'i p. ra., and connectini:
for all poluu Weal.
4:a) p.m. Flint Kxprpfm.
rorSt. LoiiIh and I'hlraco, arrivlnt; at St. Louln
p.m., and Chicago 7:20 am
4:'JO p u. 'im-innHtl lOxproHn.
Arriving at Cincinnati 7:i) a.m.; Lmnr-vtlle 7:?i
a m.; Indlanapolla 4:io a.m. ranfenxer. by
thia train retell the above point. 1U to .'it 1
Uul'ltS Id advance of any other route.
nrThe 4 :) p. rn. cxpreaa ha PULLMAN
K LKKI'INli CAK Cairo to Cincinnati, without
chauK'a"d thronh lcpe to bt. i,oula and
Fast Time l iiist.
l aSSeilSei S ,.rn pomta without any delav
cauaed by Sunday Intervening. The Hnturdnv after
noon train from Cairo arrive. In new ork Monday
niornluR allocs. Thirty-six hour In sdvanceof
any other route, .... , , .,
tirKor throuith tlrkel and further Itirortnatlon,
apply t Illlnol Central Kallroad I;Pt. ' t'rn.
JA8. JOHNSON. J' "i.;ION,E.H' ,
Gen. Southern Agent. Ticket Acnt.
A, 11. HANSON, Otm. !' A!nt. Chlrauo.
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FLOUR. GRAIN AND HAY
Highest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
Sol.1 by BARCLAY BROTHERS.
DECEMBER 31, 1880.
From the undivided anrpln. revernlonarv divi
dend, will lio declared, available on aettlemunt of
next annual pr.ijiluiii, to ordiuary participating
The valuation of the pollcle out.tandlnK bin
tieen made on the American experience table, the
leal elulid ira 01 Hie rtnle oIM-w ) urn.
U. W. 1'HII.MI'S, ) ..tuarle
We, the tinderilRiied. have. In per.on, carefully
t'Xaiuiued tliu accouiitM, and counted and examined
in detail the a.et of the loctety, and certify that
the fon uoiUB Matemeiit thereof I. correct.
ItKNNINti'J'ON V. KANDOI.l'H.
I AMES M. JIALHTEI),
THOMAS A TMMINS,
JOHN SLOAN K.
Special Cummtttee of the Hoard of Dlrctom,
appolntedOct. !), to examine the axaet
and account at the cloae of the year.
John A. Stewart,
John D .lone..
Hubert l,uox Kennedy,
li njamin William. od,
H-i;ry M. Alexander,
E. Koudlnot Colt,
Tboma A. Biddlu,
(ienrifii W. Carleton,
(ieor(e G. Kelloj;i,
Jomi f. Savarro,
John J. McCook.
Stephen H. ftllllp,
Samuel W. Torrey,
Charle. (. Landoa.
Alexander P. Irvin,
T. De Witt cuylcr,
Im a Kitcrald,
William M. Hll.f.
Samuel G. Goodrich .
fiuorne 1. Morican,
CeoriiC T. Adee.
Henry A. Hurlbut,
Henry K. Spauldliijj,
William H. Koir.
illiam A. WI.eelock,
William i. Lambert,
Henry O Marquaud
J a mi' W. Alexander,
Henry S.T. rbell
'I'lximu. S. Youne,
TIioiuh A . Cummin,
Daniel li. I.i.rd,
Edward W. Lambert,
H. V. ICundoliih.
A libel (in en.
Henry V. Ilutb r.
tiunrgt II. Stewart,
JAMES W. ALEXANDER. Vice Pres't.
SAMUEL BORROWE, 2d Vico Pres't.
E. ,W. Lamport, M. !)., Edw'd Curtis, M. I).
E. Scott, Sujierinttnilent of Agencies.
North Western De)artrncrit.
bn Dearborn Street, Chlraio.
W. N. CHAIN E, General Manager.
E. A. BURNETT. Aireiit,
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Car Loads a Specialtv.
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
rpHE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W. P. HALLIDAY.Presldont.
H. L. HAL1.1DAY, Vice-President.
THOS. W. 11ALLIDAY, Cashier.
9. STAATS TATXOR, W. P. rlAIJJDA T,
RIKKT h. ItAI.lJIUT, B. R. CCTNN1N8HAM,
a. n. fftLMAUsoN, stbi hkm biho,
Exchange, Coin And United States Bonds
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Dopotit received and a general hanking business
( W. WHEELER,
Summer Wooil and KimUino:
constantly on hana
At Seventy-five cents per load.
At one dollar per load.
The "trimmings" are coarse ihavlngi and make
the heat summer wood for cooking purpose as well
a the cheapest over sold In Calm. For black.
..tnllh'i iio Insetting tire, they are unequalled.
Leavn your ordui s at the Tenth street wood yard .
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tvt w Z1
S 511? A ?? 1 22 G
S 2c? si N g 05 $
s ru C 3
h i E i f-
Mayor-N. li. Thiatlewood.
TreaHiirer Edward Deionla.
Clerk Dennla. J, Kolev.
Counelor--Wm. H. Gilbert.
Wur.hul J. H. Itobin.on,
Attorney William Heudrlck.
BOA HI) OF ALDKliMKlf
Klrot Ward-M. J Howley. Poter Sanp.
Second Ward David T. Lineirar, Je.HO Ilinkle.
Third Ward-Egbert Smith. K. E, lllake.
Fourth Ward-Charle O. l'atler, AdolpU Bwo
boda. Fifth Ward-T. W. Halllday, Kruet B. Pettlt.
Circuit JtidL'C-D. J. linker.
Circuit Clerk A. H. lrvln.
County Judxe-K. W Yocum.
County CIitkH. J. Iluinm.
County Attorney J. M. Damron.
County Treanurer Miles W. Parker.
Coroner 1 Kii.Krrald.
County CoinrulHloner T. W. Halllday, J. A.
Ulbli. und .ainuel Ilriley.
C" ENEHAL DELIVEKY open :30 a. m.j cloie
J t:;iop m.; Sunday: 8 to V a. ni.
Money Order Department open at 8 a. m.J cl0e
tt 5 p. m
Through Kzprei! Mall via Illluoia Central 3:40
MlnBir.tppi Central llullroad close at 9 p. m.
Cairo and Poplar hluff Through and Way Mall
cloaca at 1 p. m.
Way Mnll via Illlnol Central. Cairo and Vln
cenni and MiH.ilppl Central Railroad cloe at
l:4i p. m.
Way Mall for Narrow Gauge Railroad close at
i:W i. m.
Cairo and Evanaville River Route clo.e at tM
p. m. datiy (except Friday!.
( CAIIIO BAPTIST. Temperance hall on Tenth
J meet; preaching fl rt and third Sunday in
taci mouth. 11 a m. and ": p. m : prayer meet
ingThumday, ":' p. m. : Sunday rhoul, (::w a.m.
Rev. A. .1. HESS, Pastor.
CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER (Ejlcpal)
Fourteenth treet; Sunday Morning prayer
I0:!W a. m.; evening prayer., 7 :30 p. m.; Sunday
chool :) a. m. Friday evening prayer 7:9) p. m.
fIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHCIlCH.
r Preaching at I0::) a. n-.,:i p. m., and 7:30 p. m.
Sabbath school at 7:30 p. m Rev. T. J. Shore,
f vmERAN Thirteenth a'reet; ervice Sab
lj bath l:i a. m. ; Sunday chool2p. m. Rev.
Knappe, pax tor.
METUODIST-Cor. Elslitr and Walnut ctrect;
Preaching Sabbath lu:n a. in. and 7 p.m.;
praver meeting, WedT.ecday 7::x) p. m.; Sunday
School, H a. la. Rev. Wbltiaker, pator.
1 RES BYTE KIAN Eighth street; preaching on
Sabbath at H:l a. m. and 7:30 p. m.; prayer
meeting Wednesday at 7:3") p.m.; Sunday School
at i p. m. Rev. B. V. Gcore, pactor.
ST. JOSEpn S Roman Catholic) Corner CroM
and Walnut street; cr-ice Sabbath l(J:80a.
D.; Sunday School at 2 p. m.; Vesper 3 p. m.j ser
nces every day at 8 p. m.
CT. PATRICK'S (Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
0 street and Washington avenne; ervico Sab
oath Hand 10 a m ; Vespers 3 p. m.; Sunday School
1 p. m. service every day at (J p. m. Rev. Miistersou
EORGE II. LEACH, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Suecial attention uaid to the Homeopathic treat'
ment of surgical diseases, and diseases of women
Olllte: No. 1') Eighth street, near Commercial
aveuue, Cairo, Ills.
TJU. K. W. WHITLOCK,
Ornn No. IV, Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth and Ninth Streeu
J)R. W. C. JOCELYN,
OFFICE Eighth Street, near Commercial Avenne.
Mural Fruit flavors,
1'i'cpared from the choicest
Fruits, without coloring, poison
oiw oils, acids, or artificial
Essences. Always uniform in
ttrength, without unit adultera
tion or impurities. J lave gained
their reputation from their per
feet purity, superior strength
and quality. Admitted by all
who have used them as the most
delicate, grateful and natural
flavor for cakes, puddings,
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, III., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Maker of Lupulin Yeatt Oema,
Dr. Price'! Cream Baking Powder,
and Dr. Prloe'a Unique Perfumes.
We make no second grade goods.
Largo Stock. Fresh Goods
Tust Received. Prices Lower
than ever. BARCLAY BROS.
(Adjourned Regular Moeting )
CocNcir. Chamher, I
Cairo, 111., April 10th, 1881. (
PresentMayor Tliistlcwooi! and Alder
men Blake, Holiday, Howley, Puticr,
Pettit, Saup und Hwoboda 7.
. Absent Ilinkle, Linegar, Smith 3.
Tho mayor stated the object of the meet
ing to bo tor tho consideration of general
An ordinance to amend section S3 of
Chapter C, Revised ordinances, fixing tho
fire limits within the city, was taken up
(Alderman Linegar apeared in las seat.)
Alderman Halllday moved to amend or
dinance by inserting the following blocks :
7, 8, 0, 10, 32, 33, 34, 43, 51, 53, M, 54, 55,
5C 57, 58, 00, 01, 04, city, and blocks 1, 10,
17, iH, 10, 20, 48, 49, 50, in First addition
to city, and all of Railroad strip addition.
Alderman Ilalliday moved to strike out in
ordinance block 05 to 71, city, both inclu
sive. Motion carried.
Alderman Howley moved that the ordi
nance be amended by adding to section 32
the following proviso:
Provided that permiscion to erect a wood
en building within tho fire limits may be
granted by a two thirds vote- of all the
members of the city council, authorized ly
law to bo elected upon a written applica
tion ot the party desiring to erect fcueh
wooden building, accompanied by plans
and specifications. Motion carried.
Ordinance as amended read at length.
Alderman Saup moved that the ordi
nance bo adopted as amended. Motion
carried by the following vote:
Ayes Blake, Ilalliday, Howley, Line
Putier, Pettit, Hiuip and Swoboda- 8.
CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS.
Peter Wiest, 248 feet of curbing-stone at
18 cents, with exchange, $44.84.
Alderman Putier moved ttiat the rules
be suspended for payment of bill. Motion
Alderman Ilalliday moved that the bill
be allowed. Motion carried by tho follow
Ayes Blake, Ilalliday, Howley, Line
gar, Patier, Pettit, Saup and Swoboda 8.
RESOLUTIONS AND MOTIONS.
Alderman Ilalliday offered the following
resolution and moved ita adoption ;
Resolved, That the city clerk is hereby
directed to advertise for proposals to be re
ceived first regular meeting in May for de
livering on the streets of the city not less
than 5,000, nor more than 10,000 yards ot
gravel, similar to that delivered on Sixth
street and Commercial avenue last year,
and to be subjected to the approval of the
committee on streets. Delivery of sail I
gravel to be commenced at once after ac
ceptance of bid and contract completed be
fore July 13th next.
Alderman Ilalliday also offered the fol
lowing resolution :
Resolved, That the city clerk is directed
to ascertain the cost of a heavy street roll
er, and report same at next regular meet
ing. Resolution adopted.
Ordinance committee reported the fol
lowing ordinance, which was read at
length first time, as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. -.
An ordinance fixing the compensation of the city
altornev and detluing his duties; ana relating to
the duties ot the corporation counsel.
He it ordulned by tho city council of the city
Srition 1. Tho city attorney shall hereafter
allowed and paid twenty per centum of nil tlnus and
peualtle actually collected In money, In all suits
for violation of ordinances in which be actually
appears on behn'.fof the cily; which said per
centum shall be In full for all service rendered by
him for or on account of the city.
Si: , ion 3. It shall be the duly of the city attor
ney to commence and prosecute nil sulls for violn
tion of 111" or ilniiiiriis. before nnr police magis
trate or Jubilee of thot'cace, No person shall b'l
eligible to (lie ofhVe of dlv attorney or bo entitled
to receive tho po1 centum aliovo provided lor, un
less he shall be a duly licensed attorney.
Section H. That section .1, chapter' 3, Revised
Ordinances he and the same Is hereby repealed and
the duties therein required to he performed bv tho
city attorney, are (except as in section 3 of this or
dinance provided) hereby Imposed ou the corpora
Alderman Ilalliday moved that tho re
port be received and that tho rules bo sus
pended for the purpose of placing the ordi
nance on its second reading. Motion car
ried. Ordinnueo read the second time.
Alderman Howley moved that the ordi
nance, as read, be adopted.
Motion carried by the following vote:
Ayes Blake, Ilalliday, Howley, Patier,
Pettit, Saup and Swoboda 7.
Nays Linegar 1.
Alderman Patier asked, and was granted
a permission to retire from meeting.
Alderman Swoboda presented petition of
Louis Driestmann and Wm. Oehler, asking
that tho sidewalk assessment on lots 11
h2, in block 15, city, for tho year 1877,
be stricken from tho collector's books, said
parties having built their own sidewalks.
On motion of Alderman Saup, petition
was referred to finance committee.
On motion of Alderman Saup, meet
I). J. Foley, City Clerk.
Wu met, wo loved, wo separated. Tho
reason, Foul breath. Tho euro Spring
Ulossoms. Result, conciliation, happiness.
Prices: 11,50 cents and trial bottleslO
KES0LUTI0XS OF RESPECT.
At a meeting of tho Ancient Order of
Hibernians, division No. 1, held at their
hall on tho evening ot the 15th mst, in tho
city of Cairo, tho following preamble and
resolutions were unanimously adopted.
Whereas, it has nleasGd Almiehtv Ood
in his wisdom to rmnnvit triini our mirluf
our late brother, T. J. O'Sullivau, therefore
Resolved. That, whiln rnrinrmizinir th
wisdom and justice of Ilim who ilrmth r.ll
things well, we sincerely mourn tho loss of
one who, in all his relations as a christian
and loving comnanion and msamest wnrk.
er in the cause of triendhhip, unity und
true cnristmnity, could not be excelled.
Resolved, That we, as his brethren in
the cause of benevolence, do ioin in our
heartfelt sympathy with his wife who
mnn.iu. 1.... ..:.....!.. .1. ..I. . II i
iiiuumn ma uuiiiui.'iy ueaui. itu Knowing
his worth as a companion will deplore his
losss, but console t.urtlvn with tlt hope
tnat uod, in Ins innniio mercy, wdl reward
mm lor ms generous goodness toward all
Resolved. That this order Ima lout a frim
and faithful worker, humanity, a kind
friend his wife an affectionate husband,
whom we will miss in our social gatherings
in the future.
Resolved. That a conv of t!ips rcsoln.
tions bo presented to the wile of deceased,
entered at large on tnc journal una pub
lished in Cairo ttuily papers.
John E. hxonsir,
A SLIM ATTENDANT'S SATURDAY AND LITTI.K
niSINESS TRANSACTED COST CP AB
SENTEEISM. Si'RiNnpiRi.D, 111., April 10. Having
cleared the calendar yesterday, the senate
could not be held to work to-day. Only
sixteen senators put in an appearance in
the chamber at ten o'clock, and convening,
with Mr. Needles in the chair, an immedi
ate adjournment was taken. Yesterday
was legislative pay day, and this may have
had something to do in turning tho beads
of members from their duties. Notwith
standing the prolonged session, members
of the general assembly still recklessly
waste the time of two days out of six. In
the matter of salaries for these two days
each week, Saturday and Mouday, the peo
ple of the state have been paying, and are
now payiua, the following sums: Senate,
members $510; house members, $1,520;
senate officers and employes, $2!)9.
The River at Louisville.
Louisville, April 17. The river took a
sudden jump nisht before last, raised about
sixteen inches, and is rising this evening.
lG'i feet in the canal and 14 feet in the
chute on the falls. Business fair. Weather
clear and pleasant. Arrivals and depar
tures Ariadne, from Cincinnati for Tenn.
river; Golden Rule, from Cincinnati for
New Orleans; Montana, from St. Louis for
The towboat James II. Clackmore, from
Pittsburg, passed over the falls with her
tow in safety to-day, landed it a few miles
below, and stiiUtd ou her return trip to
When near the lower end the canal-boat
was caught in the whirling current and
capsized. The wreck now lies below Port
land. No lives were lost. The Blackmore
was 10 or 12 years old. The Grand Lake
Coal Company, composed of Capt. Jos. B.
Williams and others, paid $10,000 lor her
last fall, and she was considered one of the
best towboats of her class on the river.
The Fox River Floods.
Sandwich, Ills, April 17. -Last evening
the water in a large run-way through this
city oveflowed its banks and flooded the
yardsof tho Sandwich Manufacturing Com
pany and also their molding-room. A large
amount of machinery, ready to ship, is
under water ut present. It is hoped tho
water will bo down by to-morrow. Houses
in the west part of the city are surrounded
by water, The ice in tho Fox River mov
ed down yesterday afternoon and carried
away a largo portion of tho dam at York
yille. "Trotball, do you know I suspect
my wife of conspiring with them Nihil
ists? ''You don't tell nm, Mr. Hinder
burn! Why, how did you find it out?"
"Find It out ? Hoesn't she givo mo the
evorlastingost blowing up every time
I'm two minutos late? Do I look like
She Was Reassured.
"Now, I suppose," said ft pious New
Haven woman, "they'll fix up tho Bible
no nobody will know It with this new
version. I shall expect to seo Joseph's
rout of many colors changed to a 'red'
dressing gown with a gold cord and
tassel, and tho song of Miriam made
over into a 'Pinafore chorus.' Religion
Is getting to be awful secular tlieso
thus." The good woman was assured
that tho Old Testament would remain
tmdisturbed and sho joyfully put ou
her best bonnet and went over to tho
parson's to givo some of tho sisters a
"going over" for the benefit of his now
Tne Propah Capah.
Tho correct thing to do when one has a
cough or an attack of rheumatism, is to use
Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil, or if ouo has a
vatuuhlo horse afflicted with somo of tho
diseases or hurts to which horseflesh is heir,
una tho same reliable menus of euro. Paul
0. Sohuli, agent.
An Old Trapper's Adventure in the Wilds
of New York.
Floyd F. Lobb, for thirty-six years a
trapper and guide at Pisoco Lake in
the north woods, is in the city for a fow
lays. Ho says when ho first reached
Piseco it was a vast wilderness. Deer,
wolves, and fur-boaring animal9
abounded. In hall a day a man could
go out in a boat and catch it half full
of fish. Seven years ago ho caught
uext to the largest salmon trout that
was ever caught in that lako. It
weighed 26 pounds, measured three feet
two inches long aud was two feet around
its body. Ho caught this lish "still fish
ing" in a boat, off an anchor. The
largest known lish ever caught atPiseco
was a salmon trout weighing 27 pounds.
This lish was caught by Timothy Thur
nmn. Last winter, while in his bark shanty
a heavy full ot snow came during the
ulght, completely covering his shanty,
aud making Lobb a prisoner. lie luck
ily had provision aud wood, but no
snow shoes. lie was one and a quar
ter miles from the nearest house, and it
was impossible for him to walk on ac
count of tho depth of the snow. He re
mained a prisoner for twenty days
without seeing a human being, letting
liis firo in the opeu fire place go out
nights, fearing ft spark might set his
bed of hemlock boughs on liro. Thus
ho remained till a thaw came and tho
snow froze, forming a crust on which
ho could walk, thus liberating him.
One day whilo out fishing ho saw
what ho'at first supposed to bo a deer
swimming across tho lake. Lobb went
after him in his boat Ho caught up
with his supposed deer, but looking
around, beheld instead a largo boar.
Lobb had too much prido and grit to
back out. He had nothing but nis oars
and fish pole, yet bo determined to have
that boar, all hough ho knew that brain,
like all other bears attacked by a man
in a boat, will do his best to change
places and give tho whole lake to the
man, while lie will try tho boat. Lobb
commenced tho attack by boarding
bruin about midships near his storn;
bruin returned tho tiro vigorously by
attempting to board Lobb's craft, as if
trying to come the whale and Jonah
dodge on his assailant. Lobb, though
tough, thought ho wiuild not set 'easily
on Ins tiearsiii!) s siomaen, so no con-
luded that ho would rather trust to his
boat as a means of getting on dry land
instead of submitting to tho old way.
So he retreated a short distance. Bruin
likewise acted us if to say, "I am sick
of this kind of work if you are," and
was making off, when Lobb made for
him again, this timo running his boat
wity up on bruin's back, and giving him
a whack with his paddle near bruin's
"skylights," between wind and water,
which knocked tho bear's head under
water, not letting up an inch till ha
killed him aud brought him to shore.
An Invaluable Apple for the Table.
Considering the large number of ap
es knowu to cultivators, it is surpris
ing how few answer tho requirements
of a perfect table fruit. In choosing
apples for eating it is customary to
make llavnr a primary consideration.
This I think is an error, for some of
the highest flavored apples havo such
hard, solid flesh that they burden the
stomach, and are difficult to digest. In
my opinion the most important quali
fication of a good eating apple is a ten
der, delicate, melting llesli, which
dissolves quickly and digests easily.
Flavor is tho next consideration..
Apples abounding in acidity are lia
blo to derange the stomach, and a mild,
sub-acid flavor is undoubtedly tho most
pleasant, as well as the ono best calcu
lated to promote digestion. I nm re
minded of this fact by tho handsome
and excellent Fameuse, or Snow apples,
which we are enjoying, and which, I
am glad to say, are tolerably abundant
in tho market. This variety, more than
any other that I know, possesses quali
ties which commend it, not only to all
who enjoy fine fruit, but nioro especially
to persons who sillier from indigestion.
It is a beautiful fruit, of medium size;
the skin is of a purplish crimson color,
its flesh is white as snow, tender and
delicate, and the flavor very pleasant,
with just enough acidity to render it
exceedingly refreshing. Now as fruit
has ci line to bo regarded so valuable an
tdjunet to other food and so conducive
no health, there are many no doubt
searching after the choicest kinds, and
I recommend this as ouo of tho choicest
fruits of its season. I propose in future
articles to refer to a few other valuable
apples for the idbh.L'uiiutri Uentle-
fJilbctivo Farm Gordons.
Farmer's gardens will not get suffi
cient cultivation if not laid out so as to
bo chiefly ilies.-ed by horse labor. If
tho spade and boo are expected to do
the work, nine-tenths of such gardens
will not lie cleaned unco ft month, and
tho soil will become crusted and weedy.
The remedy is to plant every crop
which will admit it in drills or rows for
tho horso to pass between as often as
on oo a week through the entire season.
This will accomplish as much work in
half an hour ns a whole day or ruoro
with the hand-hoe, and do it better and
break the soil liner. Before you begin
spring work, lay out your gardou, so
far as may bo practicable, for this horso
dressing. Some crops may bo planted
in drills two feet apart, and still be cul
tivated by using a steady horse; and if
tho cultivator is not of the kind to con
tract, take out tho outside teeth. When
you wish to go deep, use but few teeth;
when mellow and superficial treat meat
Is wauled, uso a larger number. To se
cure cnrlv, as well as good, vegetables,
it is of vital importance to havo perfect
drainage. A wet soil may bo unfit to
work for weeks, and then givo you a
hard or crusted or lumpy surface. Well
drained land may bo worked at once,
and bo warm and me low. If th
ground needs it, put in I'"!1 J
nnart and throe feet deep. It will make
the season a month earlier than with a
water soaked soil, and bo equivalent to
throe degreos farther south in latitude.