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UURO.' Illinois; 'ViiURSDAy morning, april 20, im.
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Treasurer T J. Kerth.
(Murk Oennta. J. Kolev..
ConnMlof-Wm. B. (illbart. IP .
Marebal-I II. Mi-jr era, " . 1 ;
Attorney-William ILndrte.. ;
; ao-nn-or m.imm.
.cnud Wri-J-' Ulukle,!. V UnifM. r
"'Ulfth Wsd-T. W. nellldT. Eroaet B. PMtlt -
rirrnlt .tilde D. J.UaXiT.A
Circuit tJlerx--;. n tnrin. ' -t-.,
t'ottuty Jndrt It. i Yocum. v
C-ountfflcm-S. J, Uuruni. . , , .
OiuntriUarnryJ.M.DsiroL v ii
Comity Treawer-Mllcs W. I'urxer. f
liBltf-4obi Hodge, vf v
County rVwmiwUlOf-T; W HaHldST,
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CAIRO BAPTlfrV-Cornor Tenth -Atid 1 Poplar
trert.; preaching flrt ar, .alid Sunday, in
-cS month, 11 e. m. aedT: . ra.: prayer weal
' THw-V. T:P. i .3 J W ;
rnnitcn of the RKDiEMiRKpiacopatj
Lr fourteenth Mrs; H.nday 7:00 a m., U.ly
KudmxUt; ::W . .,Uaodr vhwrf m..
Morning iryor; 8:i P J . ntn , rr. F.
I'. Dfenpotl, 8. T, B. Kwr..
I'lMST .MISSIWAKIf 4imT .CJliUCil.
r FrtchU.g l 1:3 n... 8 P. in.. nd 7:30 p. m.
l.b.U icbool H 7.0 p. bi ttef. T, J. Sborw.
Pkuir - ., '
I C'l'IlKHA! Thirteenth ref, Mirrlt Hb
1 ttb 1:30 . m .; rtnnday choollp. m. kt.
MiiTI!ODIST-Cor. Elgbtb nd WnlnotnreeU,
I'retchluif S.bhith HiO). m. nd 7:30 p. m.
6nndiy Hchool t 4:00 p. b., Kcv. J. A. Scurrett,
tor. . .
IlKKSBVTKItlAS Blgbth street; preaching on
Shbih t 11:00 m. ud 7:S0p. m.! prjyer
me-iltiK Vtdiieidy it 7)p. ! wdy School
it 3 p, m. Kv B.Y.Unouo, putor. ,
CT. JOtiEPir9-.ltmnB Ctbollc) Corner Crow
O nd Wnlnot rtreeli ; Mrrtoe B)bth
n. ; tndy School it p. m. ; Vttcpert 3 p. m. ; ier
ncr every dy t . m. K. 0'Ur. 1 rlct.
ST t'ATll!CK R-IKomo Cttbollc) Corner Ninth
mrrt tod WMhlngton tnae; Mrjleae Sb
omb I tnd 10 a. m : Ve.pere p. Ba0(1L?-r
t p. in. iervtcee eery U at I a m. B. SUstanwu
R. R. TIME CARP AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CRN ilULJt. It.
Mail ...:I5 a.B Mill vf.- ?!"2
t Vccom'daUnn.lI :I0 an. BxwreM. M .10 a.m
IKzprca 40 p.m Anm(UtloB...fl5 V "
MI8 CKNTKALK. U.
Mall 4utt..mtSlall ' ,?:.T.P !?
Kxpreaa.. 1U:IS in tKprr 11 .Warn
C. k 8T. 1.. K. R (Narrow Oango )
KtpKM ioa.) I p'"-.-;-,1: E 2
AccomdatloD. 1:50 p.m Accoin duln U-tt P ra
bT.L .. I.M S. K. R '
,Expre......Hl m I tHiprwi i P
tAccom nation, ctlp.m I tAecum dallon 11.45 a.m
WABASH. ST. LOl' IS PACIFIC tt'YCO.
MallK.... 6:00 vm I 'Mall Bf. ..,: u.m
Uaily ept Suud4f . t Daily.
ILLINOIS CENTKALR. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
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St. Louis and Cldcago.
Tho Onlv Line liunuint;
9 DAILY; TRAINS
0 irrom Cairo,
Makino Dirkct Connection
Arriving In 8t. Loiiln" 45a.ro : Chlcayo 8.30 p.m.(
Connerting at Odin and ICfflnghani for tlncin
nail. Lonlaville. Indlanapolif and p-Inti Kant.
1 l:lO H.m. Kt. liOul and Weatorn
K x prtMi.
Arriving In St. Uu11:05 p. m and connecting
for all pomta tt'et.
4:0 p.m. Fiut TCxprcn.
rorflt Loiiia and Chlcaum. arriving at8t. Loul
W:40 p .m., and Chicago TrA) a.m
p.m. Cincinnati Kx proas.
Arriving at Cincinnati 7:00 a.m.; I.otncviUe 7:0
a.m.; Indianapolis : n.
thm train reach the abovo point 1 to JO
HULKS In advance of any other route.
rf The 4:40 p. m. exprnaa baa PUM.MAN
isLEBIMNUCAU Cairo to Cincinnati, wltho-il
change.! and through .locpor.to St. Lonla and
Fast Time East.
I llSSeilf?CrS 0rn pulnta without any deluy
raured by Sunday Intcrv.mliiif. The Sjturdiiy arter
" on train from Cairo arrive. In new York Monday
wornlttg at l:8. Tblrty-dx hours In advance of
VKoVthrongh tickets nd further Information,
tirplvat Illinois Central llallroad ivnot. Cairo.
J AB. JOHNSON. J. U. JONKS,
tJen . Southern Agent. Tlr.xel Agent.
A . II . II AN HON, Gun . fas. Agent. Chicago
E0U0E 11. LEACII, M. D.
DiiWrtiin nnci Surtreon,
Special tl-Mlon pa'd t the Jom!,!!'1l,1m.tll
mcnt of oiRlcIHIr'0s,anddlicaca of woman
'o-LM rOnIHll.tr-et, oppnalte the Post Offl,
Cairo, III. ,
pU. W. C. JOCILYN, ;
OKKICB-Blclitb Btreet. near Ciimi srrlal Avennii
R. E. W. WIIITLOCK,
: Umoi-Ko. 1M Commercial Awnn, betwcM
j BbUian4 Hlutbaireete
I ANTIirtAClTlu COAL
Summer Wood and Kindling
'. constantly on nana
At Keventy-flve cents per load.
Stavo Trirami rvc: s
At one dollar per load.
The "trimmlnuf "are coame shavtnga and make
lUel tut Kammor wood for cooking puriione as tull
the chcapeot evur sold In Cairo. For Mirk
ntib'a u.e Insulting tiru. tbey are nueijnalled
Lttm vnor order, at tbe T.ntb stmot wood vard
1 ,w s -
QAIR0 CIT FERRY CO.
THREE .tiiilQ STATES.
On and (? y.mdny. June 7th. and nntll tnrtbei
notice IfiefitiylioM wtl! makv Irtl'H as follow.:
MATH LIAVE1 Llirta
foot Fourth rt MlMourl Land'g. Keotnrky Ld g.
8:00 . m.
10:00 a. nu
S:O0 p. m
4:1 p. m.
g:V a. is.
2:10 p. tn.
J SO i .m
11 a. m.
i 5;00 p. m.
A, New and uom;iii'ti II ti-1. fronllnj on Leveo
.sccnini una KHilrona Streets,
Tb Pas'enaer D -pot of the Chlraso, St. Lonla
an' .icw Orients: llliiioM central: waiah. M.
I.nui. and I'nrill'.; lion Mouninln and S'Uthern.
Moh'litand Ohio: t'nir and St. I.nui. I.miwav
are all Jtmt arnms the Hire' : while tho Steamboat
I.MKllnff ih hut one s itinr nistnnt.
Tim Hoto la lifntcd tv jiteitm, has steam
I.aundrv. Hvilrattlle Elevator, Klu. tr'c V ill llella
Automatic Klre-Alarma. U:iih. alniiititly pure air,
purtertuwiTai! and Lomiilite appoiutmnnl..
run'TD lurtiisiitugi!: pvrtoci ncrvicu: ana an uu-
Ti. P. PAltKKIt fc CO.,Iiniiic
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street.
K. II'IOSS, Prsstdunt.
II. WBLl.8, CaMilor.
P. NFr'F. VlecPrrn'nt
T. J. KerthrAsa't cttKh
T. Urona Cti'ro I WIMInm K'tno, .Cairo
Po'itrKcir " I Willi im Wolf.... "
V, M (ttcr1oh " I C- Pnllur "
B. A. Budur " III. M'o'la "
J. Y. Clctn'on, Caledonia,
AtJKNKIt.V'.B.VNKINO ilTJStSSnS DONK.
Bxchangu so'd ami tionght. lutnrnit ptlil In
theSivlngs Department. Collrciloiu mode and
all biuluct promptly attunJud lo.
" ' VARIETY HTORB.
yEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.'
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIIC CITY.
GOODS SOLD VEi;Y CLOSE
O. 6. PATIEU & CO.,
Cor.Nlnoteunthstraotl filtm Til
CODimereUUveumil V.U11U, All
HE CITY NATIONAL BASK.
Of Cairo. IlHnoiai.
71 OHIO LKVBB
CAPITAL. . 5$100, OOO
A General Ranking business ,:; .
TIOS. SV. IIAILIDjVV.
pSTERPICISB SAVING BANK.
Of Cairo, .
EXCLUSIVELY A SAVINGS BASK.
TIIOS. "W. IX ALLiI daV,
STOVES AND TIN WARB.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES
Manufacturer ot nd Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS 07 JOB WORK DONE TO ORDER
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo. . . Illinois
' HILL ASD COMMISSION.
TJALLIDAY BROTHERS, '
FLOUR. GRAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flour ing Mill s
Iliarhest Cah Price Paid for Wheat.
ORDINANCE NO. 85.
An ordinance providing for th, payment of labor
ami uiHtertols fjrnmlied fur protection aud im-provem.-til
Ii it orUaluud by tbe City Council of the city of
Whereat, Tbe recent floo'U caused expenditures
hv lh city In prntoctmg aud i nprovlog th Ivvcca
ibii b could not b foruiw;rn or prov.ded fir, Mich
cn niiltv happenl. g aft r the auuual ap.iropr.ition
bill for tbu irocnl tl'ctl yiar wai ad ictud, and
tuoreforo no provinlon was made therein for such
improvement or expo-id lure, the ainonnl required
to iay thu vfor u ill hnvu t ) he h Trowed a d added
to the. uexl auuual Oi-proprlaiion bill ami Included
In Ibu next gi nrral tax levr, a. provided lu taction
MO, cbitptor H, Itcviaed Sialutua of Illiuoii, tnere
lis it ordalued by tho City Council of the city or
Section 1. That for thi purpo-e of paying for
labor and materials furuwhed lor protce'lug aud
Improving the lercee during .be recent floods, aa
nll'iwed and to b-t allowed by this council, thj may
oranl flimtiro coinml tcu are hereby authorized
aud empowered to borrow such sum of money not
exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, aa may
be nccesaary, and that certificates of in.
dehtedneti of tbe city be b.ued to be
tlirned by the mayor and el'y clerk, In
fuch'otm and of urh dituoml ation as the finance
committer tnav deem best, to tbe amount provided
her, lu to be borrowed. SaldcertlAcates tball brnr
iutere.t at 8 per cent, per annum from their date
ir.ill paid aud be payable from the general city
tnxes for tbo current year 1BSJ, wben Collected.
Section i. 'I hit the amouut t covur prlne pie
and Interest of the rcrlltlcatea herein provlund to
beit.ued, shitll he added to next annual aop oprla
Hon hill of ibu cltv, and tn luded in the tmotiut
nu'horlr d to be raised In tbe uext general tax levy
andthtll be levied aud collected with and aa a t art
of tho urueral taxea of therltv. Acd ald certifi
cates with accrued Intoreil, thall be ruceired hy
the col lector oftaxes in paymuut of the tax lo be
Sect on S. W henever the collector of taxes anal I
from time to time pay over to the city troaaureram
taxea 1 1 vied to pay the crtlflcnto herulu provided
to he iatucd, Ii ihall Iih the dutv of the ritv treat.
urcr to glvu notice by publication that be la pr'
pared to pay with accrued Interett certain certlfl
catea giving number and dale Waned, commencing
with liiwett number tind oldett datooftboau then
oiitataiiillng, to tho exuutof tbe funds paid Into
And that n'erest will d't.o thereon rrntn the
date ol tuch notice, and whenever the collector of
taxea or the c tv tro iturer ahal rucclvo or oav any
certlflVatei a ahave provided, tnch ofhrera shall
endorte In Ink the amount of principle and accrued
lntonirt to the date cj tnch receipt or paimenl
which total amount shall tie allowed in tcttiemoni
with the clly, and no more
At Droved nut inn nay oi A.ru, a. it iro.,
, N. II THISTLE WOOD. Mayor.
Attest: D. J. Poi.iY.CIty Clerk.
State of Illlnnla, I
. Circuit conrt of Alcxnn-
County of Alexander! der county.
December Special I orm, A, D. 11.
Jainei ti. Mulcabey. .
Ambrose Elklns, Del tha Blkiri and 'George
II oil gut,
Dill In Chancery to fornc'oac Mnrteaen.
Pttli' Ic notice It ht ruby given, that, In purtnanco
of a decree made and euU'red hy raid court l:i
tbe nlvo entitled cause, ou the 6ih day of Decern
her, A. D.18H1, I Alexander II. Irvln, ma.lor In
chancery or lha said circuit conrt will,
on Tuutdav. the ai'Oond day or May lfWl, at the
hour of II o clock In the forenoon, at the s uilh
westerly d' or of the court hotlse, In the cltv of
Cairn, coutiiynf Alexander and State of Minns,
sell at public auction, to the Itlglie.t bidder, for
cnth, nil ami singular, thu folio Inu described
preinlxes and runl italo In said decree mentioned,
tlluato In the county of Alexander and statu of
Illinois, or to much thereof at shall be snftlclunl to
sa'ltrv tiild diiiroo, to-wlti I'trt of the sontb
bairo'f tnu aortliwost qua'ter of section Plvsfni In
lowiiHhlp f ixt en i)toulh,aiidlnrar.goTwo (3)
wu-t of of the third pi lnetplu mend an containing
forly flvound fifty, one hundredth acres, mora or
lets, , t , . -
DatcdApm8tb,lW. ,M;xn 1RVt
Mater In Chancery of the Circuit Cotirl of Alex
DatibT. LiNKuan, CompUlaaut'a Solicitor,
i Tbo Viot Sbinklo arrived yesterday
morning tit 11 :30. Slio hsd a very good
trip find added several tons here, also a few
passengors, and left at 4 p. m. Tor Memphii
Tueday niuht was exceedingly rough oft
the river, which occasioned the delay of
Tho Guiding Star filled out here and left
fur New Orleana with her gu irJs drag",.0
io the water.
Tho City of Helena fn m Memphis land
ed here yesterday morning at S o'clock and
left for St. Louis at 7 n. m.
Look out for tho Jaa. W. GafT to-niglit
and remember her excursion rates of $12.00
for round trip to Cincinnati with meals In
cluded while in port, ao elegant string band
will also be supplied by the boat for thj
pleasure of her guesis. Capt. Bob Wise
always does thing up in style and his able
assistant, Mr. Jas. Surtees and Harry
Gazley, fill their part of tho contract in the
Yesterday was a beautiful and springlike
day, and business on the wharfs looked
Cnpt. Will Hambleton, of Mound City,'
was in the city yesterday,
Capt. Ad Graham and Perry Bryant,
of Pailucah, after inspecting the peeled
repairs of tho Junius Morgan, yesterday
left for home on the Gui Fowler. Capt.
Graham on his return to P-ducah will
make an estimate for tho job of overhaul
The Carrier for St. Louis landed here at
1 o'clock yesterday miming and left at 2
o'clock. " ;
The splendid AncF.or lino steamer Ste.
Genevieve passed up for St. Louis yesterday
The R. 9, Rhea from Nashvillo leaves
there this evening for Cairo.
, The Fannie Ttu:n k-tt Sr. Louis last
evening for Cairo and Puducah. She will
report here to night. Capt. J. B. Conway
Capt. John W. Cannon-tho pioneer chief
of steamboatmen, the builder proprietor
and principal owner, of some of tho finest
steamers that ever ru died the bosom of the
mighty Mississippi, '"Is no moro," his
earthly career is over, but his memory will
ever remain fresh and irreen in the minds
of stcamboatmen for ages. He died at
Frankfort, Ky., h's old home, at 2 o'clock
Tuesday evening, 18th, inst. Flags of all
streams in port at New Orleans, were at
half mast in honor of his death.
The Johu A. Scudder from New Orleans
for St. Louis arrived at 3 a. m. Wednesday
morning and departed at 4 a. m.
Hickory, Capt. Rmdall B illen master,
from St. Lnuis arrived at 5 ;30 for Tennes
see river. She engaged 30 hands here and
left at 7 o'clock.
Tho City of Grcenvillo arrived at 4;80
p. m. yesterday from Vicksburg with a fair
trip, Slio discharged 500 bales of eastern
bound cotton here.
The City of Providence from St. Louis for"
Vicksburg arrived at 0 o'clock last even
ing. She left hero last night with a good
Tho river at St. Louis is rapidly declin
ing. 21 teet and 5 lOdis last report.
The John B. Maud for Memphis to-day.
Tier Sole Mission,
A grent many pretty j,rirlfi think it is
thoir solo mission in lift! to look lovely;
they do not eousidef that thev nro bound
to talk or display tmyth'mg iiktt inlelll
goiiee; so long n they ilrem in n man
ner to show their beauty olVtotho best
advantage, they an ttiit(! satisfied with
themselves. But niv dear girls that's
where you arc mist .ikon. Yon nmy bo
very pt'vlly to be seen, and may look just
"tMi ehariiiingly lovely" for n'nv use, an .
you lie languidly in j our easy chair and
never make th'o'least elVort in the world
, to entertain your friends, but what tho
world wants is a living girl! They like
to look at you, of course. But bless
your sweet heart, tho boys can go down
town nntl buy tho prettiest wax doll you
ever looked at for it dollar and a half;
one? that ean open tind shut its eyeiuit
ns languidly, if not its bewitehiiigly, as
you do vours. Do yon sec the point,,
girls? You must know how to talk If
you desire to win really regard and
Music- and Millinery.
"Good morning, Fogg," said Brown,"
brlsklv. "How did you like the opera
"Oh, so so," answered Fogg, moodily;
"nothing striking about It, excepting the
"Come, eoiiio," returned Brown, "bo
serious. Didn't yotQdnk that bravura
pnssngH with iln.leiiw and nppngiatura
eiiibefiisliinent wa. lovely?"
"(iutissl didn'tseo It," replied Fogg ns ,
beforni "(hero were ouly feathers and
(lowers ttiitl things on the one In front
of tun." ' . "
"Whnt nro yon talking about, mnnP"
exrininieti lirovvn. -
"That glrl'n hut', of course Wasn't
"Good morning," sttld Brown, M ho
turned r'm uornor. U oton TranwiiU
About birds tnanv interesting irtnrlcs
hro told (In Kollamfg "Fuunc faphlatte
tte ,a Frame1). Tho owl has cvery
wlnire nenuired nn evil reputation, for"
w hieh tunny legends account. Thin It
l said that when thrt wreU had brought
down lire from heaven, the grateful
birds, with one exception, contributed A
feather apiece to replace it scorched
plumage. Only the owl refund to drt
ns the others did, s&ying It Would re
fiiirt) all its feather during the ap
proaching Winter; on which account it
Was condemned t eternal seclusion dur
ing tli warm day, and to perpetual suf
fcringlrom cold tluring thu night. This
Is the real reason why "the. owl, for all
Its feathers, was as cold" oil St. Agnes
eye, and why the other bids pester it if
it makes its appearance) tn Sunshine. It
may bo true, wis may observe, that an
omelet made of owl'seggs Is a euro for
drunkenness. But It Is fulso etymology
to connect the owl's name of Chathuant
with its siipHse likeness to nnrhat qui
hit. Tho name Is really a corruption
of its old designations Vhavm Vownn
or rnthnnnni. Kipmlly incorrect Is tho
explanation of its name of Kffrnit M
meaning ccllc aul rjfraif. The term l.s
a corruption tf the word rrMrV, which
is connected with tho Latin ptiywgd) the
predictorof misfortune. The woodtmck
er is another bird which has fared ill in
popular fiction. It is .supposed to hnvo
been tho only bird w hich refused to help
w hen the wnter-conrsc of tho earth wero
being made. As It would not join in
digging tho ground at that time it was
condemned to dig into wood forever,
and to bo eternally prevented from
drinking'any' water tixfept mich rain
drops ns it can catch in its bill. That U
why it usually maintains a vertical posi
tion, nnd frcqucntlv titters a plaintive
cry of pluic-pluir. The king-tisher'e blue
coat and rosy waistcoat, and it habit of
flying along rivers, tiro accounted for
by tho following tale: When Noah cnt
forth tho dove from tho ark, ho sent out
the king-lisher also, knowing it to bo a
bird familiar w kit water. It flow tip in
to tho air so high that the sky turned its
back blue, and the sun scorched tho
lower part of its body.-which became
red. By tho time it returned the earth
had began to 'appear, but tho ark had
vanished. Since that time it haa been
ever looking for iLs lost home, locking
it with plaintive cries along the rivers,
where it may possibly find it. The
nightingale's habit of singing at night,
nnd the imaginary sadness of its Hong,
are accounted for by a legend to the ef
feet that in ancient days the nightingale
and the blind worm had only one eye
apiece. The bird Isirrowcd the reptile's
eve in order to go with two eyes to a
feast, nnd aftcrwnrd refused to'restoro
it. The blind worm vowed vengeance
on its perfidious friend. Consequently,
the nightingale is afraid to go to sleep
at night, lest blindworm should attack
it during it slumber. And in order to
keep itself awake it sings, resting its
breast against a thorn, tho pain caused
by which rentiers its singing sad. The
blackbird was originallv, it seems, com
pletely white, its bill included. But it
ttiTcmlcd tho Prince of Riches ono day
by taking up in iU beak some of tho
gold dust it found in his palace, without
previously asking his permission. Tho
Prince exhaled his wrath against tho
bird in lire ami smoke, ami was on the
point of putting it to death, when it
pleaded so piteoifdy for it.s Jifo that he
forgave it. But the lire and smoke gave
to its plumage tho somber hue From
which it derives it.s present name, and
the gold dust it stole has given to its
bonk a yellow tinge. It is probably tho
blackness of the crow's coat which has
given rise to the idea that bad priests
turn into crows after death.
Storms in tbe Mountains.
In the Colorado Mountains the rata
clouds tlo not overspread the whole
heavens as in the Atlantic States, but
Jiass over in areas of narrow width, fol
lowing tip the mountain spurs and
chains, aud often, when the rainfall ou
a mountain top or mountain, side Is mif
liccnt to transform the tiny rivulet or
brooklet into a raging torrent of water,
there will be in tho valloy below, ouly a
mile or two distant, continued employ
mcnt for man and beast. It is a grand,
a glorious sight to witness a thunder
storm in these western mountains, to
listen to the rolling, rumbling, almost
deafening reverberation as the thunder
cloud passes over some lofty mountain
jilatcau or ranges along the crest of somo
jagged mountain clill', and witness tho
vivid play of the forked lightning, as it
Hashes from cloud , to cloud, or darts,
meteor-like, from crag to crag; while
tluring this time the observer is basking
in tint sunshine lu some beautiful valley
just outside the mountain range, not
even subject tit the drippings of tho
skirts of the wasteful mountain shower.
There nre wonderful Idiots In the world
besides "Blind Tom."
In the Idiot asylum in London there
is one man who can tell the time of day
or night without wntcli or clock. K
him nl any time in tho morning, or on
waking him froiu r sound loep,-
"(,'lmrles, what time Is it?"
"Thirteen niiuut ami a half 'past
four," as the rase might he,
Physicians audjriirnod men have maflo
every attempt to explain the possession
of this remarkable gift. -
Another has bnilt a ship, full-figged
throughout, a mau-of-war, with overt
rope and block and ipaf perfect. It u
six or eight feet long, tind no worked on
It for six years, ,
' lit) wns a very fino-looklng man; .jot
he is mi idiot ami hi mother was one. , '
' i .
A lady writer finds fault with tho
manner of tho king of Swedou becauso
his majesty scratched Ills royal liond
with ill fork nt dinner, ,, Honui peoplo
aw entirely too fastidious. . Would tho
lady have nnd his majesty scratch tils
hr.tttl with thw leg of a vhaXnTorontQ
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Driving Away jRed Anta.
Trofes-sor Deidy staleB thnt whnh lid '
purchased his present resident) while it
was undergoing repair, lift noticed it
fragment of bread left by tho wrlrkmert
lu otto of tho seeond-story roonis swarm
lug with little red ants. Apprehending
that tho house was seriously Infested, to
ascertain whether it was so he placed
piece of sweet cako In every room from
the cellar tit the atlie, At noon every
piece was futind covered with ants. ,
.laving provided a cup Of Inrpentlnfl
Oil, encTi piece wM picked tip with,
forceps and tho ants tupped ill to tho
oil. . Thu cako was replaced nnd in
tho evening was found covered With
ants. The samo process was gone through
the following two days morning, noon
and night, i -
. iiv hum i uim in,, iiujiiuvi ui (una uiua
greatly diminished nnd on the fourth
there Were none. l!o t once concluded
tin-ants Imil nil linen ilit rnvi.it. but lit
H he ntt ics he found a few feeding on dead
liwil.-,t;-iii,-.i, i.llll'll rru mill ,J -llJJur.v
thnt tho remainder had become auspU
ciotls of sweet cake.
' He accordingly distributed through
tho houso pieces if bacon, which wertl
afterwards ftMind' swarming with aitU
This was refuted with tho name result
for several days, when in liko manner
with the cake, 'the anls finally ceased to
visit the bacort.
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IMoct's of cheese wore next tried with
thottawe results and.tnultitudcs of ants. ,
When the cheese proved no longer at
tractive, recollecting tho feast on dead
tlics in the attic, dead grasshoppers wero
supplied irom inc garden.
I'liesH again proved too much for tha
ants, ami after a few days trial neither
grasshoppers nor anything elso attracted
them. They appear to htivo beeu thor
mighty exterminated, nor has tho liouso
a'.aeo been infested with theiu.
The TronbU Cxtravagnct Wives and Moan IIus
bands Male. In tbe World.
One of tho peculiarities of the presonti
aneinl -vstotn is tlrnl. feint Inr ie thrt
"money question" between husband
and wives. Although with the nuptial
oath the husband does with all his World
ly goods tho wife endow, too often tho
memory of the obligation dies with thfl
word of promise on the lip. When a
man takes a woman to hn Ids wife lid
assumes the broadest obligation to pro
vido for her comfort and support. A
man of wealth is bound to enable a wo
man tft sustain herself creditably in tho
circle In which they move: tho poor
man to administer to tho conrfort of hi
family as far as within bis means. - Tho
ethical code docs not obligate the alllu
cut man to indulge his family in prolli
gate extravagance, nor the jor man tm
make provisions for his fttmily inconsist
ent with his income. Tho inconsiderate)
nntl reckless waste of tnottcy by' soma
women presided with unstinted means,
and tho endeavor of others whose mean
are limited to a pretentious display, nro
equally to be condemned. There are)
somo men who tlo not rcnli.e, or, nt any
rate, who seem to forgct, that their
wives have any rights in money mutters'
which they are bound to respect. A
wifo to this wrt of a husband is much,
the same as a servant. Does she retpiirn
money for family necessities, she must
render account for tho expenditure of
every cent. If shopping is to Iw done,
site must go to him for money to pur
chase even a spool of thread or to pay
car-fare. This is humiliating to a sen
sitive woman, yet such instances coino
under observation every day. A mart
of delicate sensibilities would himself
feci humiliated that his wife should bo
placed in such a position. And vet the)
man who never thinks to provide his
wife with snlall changeis careftllenougli
to keep the wherewith in his pocket to
supply his cigars, his drinks, his lunch
eons, and other Incidentals', regardless
of the fact thnt a woman, too, has daily
incidental expenses. Tho "moan man"
treats Ids wife in this manner out of
pure cussudness. There are others, how -
ever, w ho make the grave mistake of
not recognizing the ability of thoir ,
wives in pecuniary matters, and treat '
them as though they were children who
do not kuow tho value of money. Theso
two classes comprehend, all married
men, for the man who is too stingy to
give his wife the money which is hers,
by rights Is mean. Advieo would bo
wnsted on him, hut kicking might have
potent etlect. As to tho men who
question the financial shrewdness ami
ability of women, careful observation
should convince them that as general
thing good wives are ever more prudent,
thrifty and economical tluanclers than
men. Put money in your wife's nurse
and send her out shopping, ami sho
will, nine times out of ten, mtika 1 go .
as far agaiu as von will. Hundreds of
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prosperous men to-uayowc uicir suucrss
to tbe counsel and nd'vieo of their wives,
to whom they have confided; unr nro
they ashamed to acknowledge iU Many
are the bankrupts who would have con
tinned in prosperity had they but follow
cd tho advice of their wives; they will
toll you so themselves. Every day wo
tee noble wives who are cast upon their
own resources by the failure of soma
reckless speculntloiron which their, hus
bands entered, assume grave responsi
bilities, and display wonderful powers of
energy nntl calculation. - Every day we
ico women whose entire lives have been
of domestic devotion left widowed and
destitute, with the burden of a family
upon their inexperienced shonlders, dis
m A .. ...I, Inrtii-t-t- thrift anil
iimv w in i i ri ni ..,., , ,
ununciai uiscrcuon wnicn oipn io pub
to shame nny man who Would question
the llduclnry ability of woman. Leter
cry luisbnna consider his wife entitled
to n fair share of hishtcomo for person "
nl and family expenses, avoid meddling'
with tho interior details of tho home.
trusting Implicitly to tho judgment nntl
mnnagemetit of tun wife, and the cases
will bo rnro where the result wilt not bo
greater domestic happiness, us wcllatf
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