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ORATIONS AND ESSAYS.
At CUM of rft.Mllr Vrar of 1M7.1.
Wkat.tM.ltiri.ua Olrla Wrot and Rtad
'ILe tollowliur arc the oration mill
Muri delivered mid read at the j;tiulu
atlng exercises of the Cairo High School
Utt Friday. They will, we nro sure, lo
read with' Intre.t by the frleiuU uml ue
qnatutauccs ofthtlr author'.
WILLIAM II. 81IITII V OMAllD.V.
The oration of thin young gentleman
on "Life," was declaimed llncly. and I
at lollows :
ttentlemen tt the lljard of Kdueatlon, lteip.rted
TcacUrs, I'artata and friends:
We gladly fjreft your pn'-uMiee here to
day to witness the omtcUch which nrii
drerncd appropriate for the occasion, mid
which Severn our eomu-elloii with tin
Cairo lllirh School.
Long yearn njjo wu entered UiN 'JVwjiJr
of Lcanli';. un-J coniiuwieed our course
of study, mid iMth-iitly have wo tolled on
to It end. To-day we enter nnother
tchool lioiic thu School of Life, llow
grand and how beautiful are the thoughts
Oroucht to mind at the ineiitlou of tluw
words, If taken with all their
"Lire l reel, life la finis-M.
An J the gravels nut iu goa;
Uuxt thou art, to tlnst leturnrM,
Wa,s uot t pukrn of lite soul ' '
We are Just starting out lu life. Hiuoiig the
many vicissitudes of the world. Wv havu
set our standard high and intend to reaeli
it. Jitit who ran tell of the great mid
many changes that may be wrought In u
few yeart time? Some of uh may bo so
altuatcd, at an early period of our lives to
have every advantage for progression,
while the case may bo reviT-tl, and wo
may mope on till death, without having
been of any use to ourselves or to the
During the few short year- of Hfo
ainee we have been able to icnson for
ourselves, wc can ee what great advan
tages have been placed bcl'oru u. Wo
have had a groat many that our parents
did uot have, and t ho Miolars of niter
years will have still greater facilities than
wc have had, and if thev do
not make thbet of them It will be to
their regret. Without an education n
man is like a ship without a helm, drift
ing hither and thither at thu mercy of the
wind and waves-, until It Is finally dashed
upon the rocks nnd jierKhc. If there
fore wo do not make the best of our edu
cation we will always; be condemning
ourselves, lor it, for although, -"childhood
does sometimes pay a "k-coihI vMt to a
man, youth never doc." The thought
of the i responsibility that rests upon us
, r , ,u'"s 01 n tl,IU! p0 1'reelous In
Itself, which will 1,0011 passawav and
"ever return, should spur us onward, lor,
m CarJyle says, "all work ot man Is ai
the rwiinmi-r In wasto ocean. It threatens
to devour him; and, If he front It not
bravely. It will keep Its word,
out by incessant, wise detl
ancc ot It, lusty rebuke, mid
punetoru, h-o how loyally It supports
Mm. awl bears him as Us cotuiueror on."
uuMiiiiiiu oc noimiig to us save as
uiciuearrc in wwcfi our p-ww m
veiopeu ami tll'-eipuneil liy use and made
rrulunl In R-curing our own Independ
ence, and lio gotnl of ihoso nroiim us;
or, as the fceue in which wo nro lltted
lor our work and worship beyond life,
Is so grand, so beautiful, to splendid lu
it opportunities for action, and so hope
ful In Us high results, wecnu hardly re
alise that tlits sands orillu are continually
flowing, and that there Is no pauso from
the cradle to the grave. Does not this
constant progress of nature teach us that,
It we wish to bo successful iu what wo
undertake, we must be constant iu "ronie
purpo.se hi life V
"Tl live of crtit men all remla.1 in
We ud make our Use subline,
Aarf.deparltcg, lease behind us
Footsteps on the unds of time,"
If we wish to succeed as men, we must
have energy and decielun of character, for
the world's history Is replete with exam
ples whlclilllustrato the fact, that where
there has been no energy or decision there
has been no success, and, reciprocally,
where these combined havo pervaded thu
Mature ot tho ambitious, they havo
jcrown like the "towering oak that lifts
itt green foliagu above tho mountain
tops." Ithout these important ingrc
dlenti i n character, man Is borne hlfher
and thither on every breeze. Who are
the men that have made the world feel
their power Tamerlane conquered all
the Asiatic provinces, and shut up her
repreH-ntatlves as In an iron cage : Ju
lius Cttsar conquered llrltalu and (iaul,
and tlually laid all Italy n
hit feet; Napoleon Uonaiiarte.
prostlng forward to tho mark
upon which his ambitious eye had been
eet. overthrew all Kurope, spreading ter
ror oyer laud and ui, and Mibju-iathi"
11 who came In his way to power. Tt
was said of him that to dccldo was to
perform. The Alpine peaks that were
covered whir tho snows of eternal win-
UK, uvi, imuiii im courage; ino Klnvs
of tho earth trembled at lils nnnrrvu'li
.in ,.v,i in, n vnuiiee. Alexander's
ambition led him to aubjugatu iho whole
earth, and then bland by the silent sea
and . weep because there were no mnm
n,i nr.. , iMut v. B.H...n . , - -
worlds to conquer. Why does the eantl-
v.tlnr, tmif, ..I .1... . ... 1
.....k cuhj, i mo riut-i seem to
transform us from terrciitrlal to
S1?,611!., be,nf-!' . drlvo us
forth with Fancy's reins to thoc brMit
atrial reg ona ot tho upper world, and
iinn unioiu 10 our vimoii tlie heautluh of
me niurill -Jlluio I IS II UOt Dl'eaUiO 10
wrote while (duggards slept and yielded
iiouor ino acning iiead and we.irv limb?
Knergy urged him on toiiiltll thu high
deatiny for wh c i l.i. w., ,.r,,..i "lit.
energetic student munclhuh 'with labor
the rugged hill of M lunw, whose summit
ui(u iv iic-tit reaciiel by any
w..S"wnr?' ., ,ra,W"R '.own
m vufiuwun, Ullill HO nrrivB
at the Templo of Kam ami
itonor, wim which ii u crowned. Thr
f ncrcrv and ncrhovermiee nf cnr-i,
dent are rewarded by the homage of crate
ful millions. Energy and deefsion inade
Tamerlane rrince of all Asia, made
Cwsar renowned, made llouHimrtu the
master tplrlt of Kurorw nnd Hie idol of
France, made Alexander Kniperor of the
world, and makes the student mastf r or
the artt. Energy and decision aro the
master tplrlts that iiurso the pinions that
Impel the ttel. Man in his creation was
2kS??.ir f."d tolilmself. mid may,
With tit ambition, aajulro tho greatest
MJH tt tho MSI" honort, ap
right and iioblo way.
nw,a tcaciif rs, man v. manv
p you for your patience and for-
Wft llrnvrclp fir.., it,
Man honor to your Intlruo-
W"" -mntTer meet with
rou find cur fllaiimntaa In Hit rAmtant
cliool room ru puill ontuca leollng !'
profound wnluess, loud recollection", find
inr-moru or nnppv wave cono hy out nt
wo ftinim ou UK- tnroiioiii 01 inii souooi
wo iniif t bid vou cootl hvo ns wo stel)
Into the school of the trWr, wltlo world,
"l.(c It before u, snJ noi we Hand
Tracer to spring upon the promise d land .
Ka(r smites Ihe svay, where jet our feel turn Iron,
Hut few light steps tiptn a flowery soJ i
Kound iif art yoiiirrRrc-n cowers ana to oureics
His' horiion's line but iolr.ts the unhand skies
Darlns and triumph, pleasure, famo and joy,
KrlendihlDiinwavetlnz. Itte without alloy.
Uraf e thoughts ol noble dteos and Klary won,
Uie anglesbeekon us 19 seniure on."
.miss jr.ti: rnitMONT i-iiillis' r..-sv.
Miss .lesslo V. riilllls rvad her C9ay,
entitle tl "Haifa Fact, the Host a Dream."
as follows :
Our lives nrt not eomposud entirely of
unyielding reality any more man a ueau
iltnl nli'tiirp lli.it nn,'ls tin-eve ami ab
sorbs the mind, Is composed entirely of
liarsli utralglil lines, wiiuoui grace aim
without finish. And as there tire In
everv materpleci softening shades as
welfas boldnesfof outline, so lu the llfo
nli'tiiriw tlmt wu all work out so lic;d-
lesslv, ioniethues so reluctantly, thero
are tender, softening tints thrown in liy
tlie wise master hand above us all, and
thu', while the "half ol life" is n stern
unrelenting "f.iel," the rest lu kindness
Is u dream."
This tender Intluciicv U known to us by
many names. Yo see tl.u roy Daue
einllo without :iiparent rea-ou, and we
sav thean-rels are wlilsiicrliiir to It. and
who can know? A soul so iresn ironi
tho hands of lt Creator may still have
communion with kindred spirits. Wo
st.e a maiden lu the morning of her life,
dreamllv happv, and call It "romanee,"
and predict lis early bllirhf. hut let us bo
careful hon wt crush so fair n flower It
in. iv never again bloom forth iu sm-li mi
A iiicri'linnt lift Ids wt-.irv t-Vfs ft-oin
the long coininns of llgures that have held
them enchained for so long a time, at thu
sound of some familiar song heard years
before, and wo think him -cnllnicntal, but
who knows thu train of thoui.rht that has
been awakened by a means so hlmplc; It
may be, that all lie has learned ot theol
ogy could not have moved him so
Tho nil'er pauses III hUicareh for cold,
and rai.-es lit- eyes to tho .starry vault
above, and it miy hi that Ids thoughts are
nearer lleaten than they havo ever been
The moon is the only planet wheru we
are assiintl that intense shadows and
sharp outlines exist, hut then tho moon
nas no aiinospneiv. uur lives nave an
an atmosphere, and they are partly ot
our own making. This tender, mellow-
iiiL'hillui'uco Is called by some Illumina
tion, and Its result.', "tho fairy fiot work
of the brain:" and It niav bo true, but we
ean only w Mi that all the hideous rent,
and insures mado by tho relentless hand
of time were covered over and
hidden from view by Its .sublime tracery.
And not more kindly is the claiulieriiig
Ivy. that Hpreads Its living verdure over
some ruined tower, clothing It witli a
beauty uot its own, than tho years that
come with bllcnt feet and bear away the
sharpness mid the polgnaue.v of all" our
eariniy irouiues. uaynmiuigut arecaiieii
"twin sisters." and tho dreams of both
aro replete with tho revelations ol t!od to
man. It was in a dream, that the lonely
Hebrew boy on his rocky couch and
stony pillow, beheld tlie earth united to
Heaven by a shilling stairway, when the
habitation of man became, for tho time,
tlie abode of tho heavenly visitant.--.
It was hi a vMou on the bea-zlrt is
land of l'atinos, "that the Heavens were
opened" and tho holy man ot (5od stood
truoMl.vcd, with the glory that was re
vealed. Death Is beautifully termed "a
droamlci-s sleep," ami not without good
uutiioriiy. me luwo says 01 mo dean,
"behold he Klit-puili," und too Savior "avs
"1 iro to awake him out of Ids sleep."
I'oels and painters who play on the
hearts of men, as on n many sti hi-rcd In
htrtiment. and touch o tenderly ''
r.i.ai.i tmr ;in: nhfli to breaking, well
know this subtle avenue, leading to thu
human soul, and England's brilliant
bard, who lived too soon to bu a freeman
and too lato to be a slave to petty ty
ranny, begins tho recital ol one ot the
purest and inot pathetic of his own early
disappointment, "1 had a dream, which
was not an a dream, ' in wnicii no "saw
two beings In the hues of youth," "anil
both were young and one was beauti
ful." A later pott has "Iveu us his
"Dreams of Fair Women," and lu Holy
Writ we arc told that our lives at last
"will be as a dream when it Is told."
This bles-ed iiillueiire, if rigidly used,
will, like all of Heaven's gifts, prove n
blessing Indeed, and wo will Hud our
selves at last Maiming on "tho border
Iniul of fillip" fhn viMr.-t of mir llvnti
stretching out far behind us. God's mer
cies standing out lu bold relief, while thu
sadness we havo known will ban'' as
grntlo shadows about them, and In our
clearer vl-Ions we w ill behold "The Half
a Fact, tho Host a Dream."
MISS MOLI.fr. l. IttlXV'rt i:s.y.
Tho subject of -Miss .Molltc E. I'.IIey's
es.'.iy, published below, Is "The Present
Can tho present atro bo compared wlih
any ot tlie preceding ages?
This Is tho question a-ked In this aire
of competition. All tlilnirs are under.
akcu with mi aim to siirnass the iniii-u
of tho pat. We Hud this true hi regard
to the dlflercnt eras Into which time Is
divided. In each succeeding age, won
derful discoveries are made in science.
strange and new developments, until Ig-
iiui.iiicuuiiii Kiqiereiiuoii nave 110 I01lgi-r
any power, and the enlightened
mind can give clear and well
dcilned Ideas, upon all tho natural nhe-
lioineiKi by which wo arc surrounded.
ivnetner occurring in tlio earth beneath
US, Of 111 t lR atmolihi-m nmnm! me
Tlie asti-onomcriuforius us wlih accuracy
wi iiiu iii-.uuiucn, oiii;, iinu WCIglH 01 UIU
planets of their times ofappearance, ills
appearance, eclipses and all other changes
which uiey uiiui-riro. i ue c hern M i n.
composes our life-giving atmosphere, and
tells us that It Is composed of o-aprs.
which If not united In certain proportions
wo old prove destructive lo all
animal life. The botanist t.ilri.a
rudely our choicest anil loveliest llowers,
and tears apart the ealvx. not d nnd
stamcm, and then gives our lovely plant
i imii iii-.-imiiuiii; name, w hich no calls
raenllilc, and which we euro but little
about and scarcely remember. Tho ireol
oglst Investigates the criict of the earth
or miles In lUth. and 1 verily bdlevo
hu would gladly blow It to fragments In
order that he might gratify his curiosity
In regard to lis formation, and then add
lreh lain s to u i-nm
In every department of knowledge wo
111 tlin Clnn .1 , "
-.u nvmis unvcioimiiiit In,
The literature of past
. iiiy in many
Wu will not sneak of tins i-itn n,..i" . .
of nations, its recorded In Hltinn- n,. '. A
M o turn from thu pat with Its won
uentii nciiievemcnti, grand exploits.
Rchen.es of policy, Joys and sorrow
hopoand tlespa r.and reflect upon the
present, which Is ours-tho latest aire!
anil, comiiarlng tho past with thu pres.
age"'6 ar8 ' excla,m' ,hu Kroatest
The unfoldlnt? of past ages w as neccs
ary tp produce the present, nnd on a
natural congfquenco It taken tlmlfd.
' ; in purity, anil iim rt'llnlii"
row've which It nf,s' undergoiu K
left a litcniture hat win always pic so
and never o end the most r.cii.ii.v. ,
kflll si-nntl.w. I.'. ... "
iiTha nr6t h&vo no memory, hut tho?
left a word In tho ilutoi-iooliimin
atrown on tlm wasto tanu., stntuo
fallen and eleff, hoaptd llko a host n bat
Tho coal beds which were formed
years ago, lor the future uo of man,
show tho wonderful providence of (.sod
who formed this awl ft revolving earth,
and bcautllled each spot with Ids own
hand. . . ,
Nothing Is pcrleel ; hut It Is natural
that the present should take It- stand at
thu head. . , ,.
In considering the beauties and faults
ofthnes goiie-by, our thoughts naturally
havo recourse to thu channel which wo
nro now traversing. The facilities for
learning hi tho olden times were nothing
compared with tlw-o of tho preicnt.
Greater advantages must, ns a conse
quence, produce greater result.), and thus
we twee tho tf ue cause to which may be
attributed the wonderful superiority o!
the present over pat age.
MISy A. JOSIK I'llll.I.lS' llsSAl.
"I.ovo of Nature'' Is the subject of the
lollowlng essay by .Miss Josle l'hlllls :
No Individual ean bo said lo hav? re
ceived proper culture whose sensibilities
tire not dally ami hourly awuketieil by
the maiiliold obeels of beauty by which
wo aro kiiirouudcd. Hhetorlc ilellnes
this faculty or sensibility of the mind as
taste, mid teaches that it Is universally
tllilu.-ed throughout the human species
although It nui't be considered a decid
ed Iv mi Improvable faculty. Olerva-
tioii clearly teaches eiieh to be a fact, for
If the countenance Is mi Index ot thu Hu
man mliitl wo have only to btudy It.
When gazing upon a picturo-quu or a
lovclv scene, or upon a glowing sunsel,
theeyo will flash with delight, nnd rap
turous wows sprinjr invommariiy 10 uie
llis.sf. while there may be tlioe who
glance with cold and vacant
stare, then turn liidlllercntl V away, evi
dently showing that although a sense of
the beautiful Is impl-uited In every mind,
yet oltenthnes It slumbers on forsvor.
Circumstances, combined with faulty
training, accident, caprice or fashion,
vary tlie degree ol emotion In tllileivnt
Individual. Hut, lu order to relish with
full delight thu enchanting scenes of na
ture, the mind must ho freu from all tie-
f rrmltf tie eiimI tm.iiif d .. i,i,ttitli'r (tnt-l.il,,-
IjlllVIIII IIVIMIkll.n, VI miijuiiii
lug to a u lll-h or morbid condition. He
wlurpo'se-igesa largo heart, elevated sentl
tiients and dexout nlleetloii, pay- heart
felt tribute to flio Great Supreme for the
cheerful llglil of day, tho sparkling beau
ty of the majertlc river, the grand swell
of mountains and thu wavy expan-o of
ocean. Ho who Is po.-ei--ed of such
powers ol enjoyment and pen-eptlou
may, with the poet, exclaim :
"I crc r.ot fortune what yoitme deny,
You cannot rob me of free nnture's flare i
Vnu cannot shut the windows of the sky,
'f hruuh which Aurora show;, her brliltinlrs fare.
Voit cannot bar my constant feet lu trace
The woods aid lawns, by lit In; streams at ere)
Let health my ncrTes and finer fibres brace
And llheirtoyj tothesreat children ktve;
Of fancy, reuion, futuie naught can me bereave. '
Such ardent enthusiasm may not in
spire the mind of every one, still may we
not conclude that It finds a response iu
tlie majority of minds? A full enjoyment
of the woiuferoiis works ol nature aug
ments human happltic.-s, and strengthens
tlie stout heart of manhood to battle with
lifes-reallties. tlllinir the soul willt hone
and peace, while feeling assured that
when the angel awaits to lead Us "across
therlvci'' w'e shall, If lifted, rejoice lu
scenes far more blNsful and lovely. The
beautiful harmony of nature contributes
wonderfully to hmilre Iu us the strong
est faith, and wo become susceptible to
Impressions from every surrounding
object, whether of small or great import
ance. The warbling of tho forest birds
delights tin; car ami is nlways listened
to with renewed pleasure. Even the bu.
ot insects soothes, ami the play ot
sportive fishes pleases mid we rejoice
anil exult lu the felicity ot nnhnated na
ture. Hut when wu tooeJLhe Imai-liiuMim
from these delightful scenes, and direct
and give It a Ireo charter to raugu to far
morn ioroiu onieciif.,liow uuiorueu ami
nvt cdilra svo become while ga.iug upon the
skyward and Inaccessible pinnacles of the
mountains, the savago rocks and preci
pices, tho toartiit and uiratiioinahie
chasm filled with the noise of trickling
How glorious do the mountain fast
nesses appear when we look upon them
as the unconquerable abodes of freu
hearts, as thu stern, hc-ncti-bullt walls
for the protection of the weak, tho help
less, the persecuted! In countless ex
tremities, they have been A lends to man.
What lofty souls, what tender hearts,
what poor and persecuted creatures, have
they sheltered hi their strong bosoms
from thu weapons and tortures of their
fel low-men !
Wc should view them gratefully, for thu
varhty they Impart to thu surface of our
planet. They spread out to our vision a
bewildering beauty in their crags and
slopes. Their w oods and waters, their
cloud-tipped peaks and depths ol solitude,
pour sublimity into our deepest soul, ami
the thought steals into our mind that with
out mountains the spirit of man must
have bowed to ihu low and bae. ami
probably have sunk to the monotonous
level of thu unvaried plain. That thu
natural scenery by which wc are sur
rounded has :i great lullucuce ou char
acter, history proves to us. Thu barbar
ous nations which at one tlmo overran
Northern Europe, were llerco and war
like, delighting only hi seek
ing dllllcultles and dangers
and perpetrating cruellies. Their
character received Its tono from tho ter
rlllc grandeur which encompassed them.
Wu find the rougher passions of thu
(i reeks toned hi harmony with their
bland atmosphere, picturesque scenery,
, .., ,. i i . .
mm lacar, eciciic jkv, iinu tnu samu lllgll
mini oi genius w men cnaracieri.ed uiclr
poetry, oratory, muslo and painting per
vaded also their mythology.
h wero noiiiro 10 supposo tnu creator
surrounded us with alt theso manifesta
tions ol wisdom and goodness for no be
nevolent purposes. Far otherwise. They
are agencies designed to exert a powcr
t nl lutluenco over tho heart of man and
thu eyo Is thereby led "To look through
nature up to nature's God."
joiix iii:.ttv wood's oiutiox.
Master John 11. Wood , on ".Memo
rials," epokc as follows :
Dw Parthenon, lu Athens once the
glory or thu city, thu pride of the ltepuh
1 o, mid the noblest triumph of Grecian
Architecture, stands In Its deeav a sub
lhno memorial of the great mind
who planned and executed it. As wo in
Lincy gae upon this huge p0 ol ctuui
bled marble, a sea of intiuorics rNes up
before its, and we trace back tlm pa-res ol
history and review again the characters
and deeds ot these great men whose prldo
and glory were centered iu Athens, llear
lug Its lofty tloinu high above the city
ami citadel, it compared, wo are 'told,
"favorably with Tempi, a of I'all is out
Nuptuno. It was built of the purct
marble, and embellished with Matin
from the hand of Phidias that sculptor
of thu Gods." It was decorated with de
sltrns exquisitely engraved, and within
noun uiu wuiiiicriui Matut! ot .Minerva
sculptured In Ivory and cemented hi gold,
huch was thu Parthenon moro than two
thousand years ago an object of great
and surpaaslng beauty, grandly sublime,
.tit thu uwr-actlvo mid never-wearl-'d
It?,1,,', i l.lmV,,!"i wrought its ruin and It
. .. L'.toiU?? ,,m,s 01 ,lcm,1'
Not only did Pericles decorate Athens
with i many beautlfulbllc hu l lings, ,
erect nine trophies commemorative of as
many succosiful campaign,, but lie loft
that grander memorial of H life of patrl
otio devotion consecrated by decda of
prudence nnd valor, and alihoiijjh ho wa
tinted j,: thn fcTcttnU (.norAl of hU njr
hit hearf was tetidor, nnd whon driven to
war hi t-ictlos were sparing of human
blood. A an orator lu him aho wo flint
our Ideal. Ily the power of his eloqiienco
ho Kwaved lo and fro Iho minds ol vast
multlludi'S "as tho wlndsnnrxed thn
ocean waves" by ' llood or living light,
which pound from the v.it fouiitiilns of
hN great mind.
Hut while wc admire the exalted vir
tues of this great Athenian, let us not
forget tho'o of our own land men
whoso noble deeds rank ns memorials of
pat ages. In a quiet churchyard or an
eastern" cltv, sleep tho remains or one ol
America's" greatest men. No stately
monument has been ended ns a memo
rial over Ids grave. Only a plain marble
slab registers the name or tho great ge
nius mid philnsopherlu thequlcl spot, bur
It Is stumped hi letters of gold upon tho
brightest pages of our nature's hl'tory.
It does not need thu sculptor's art In
bronze or monumental marble to set oil'
the external substance of his greatne-s.
Ills famo Is coextensive with civilization,
ami among the struggling nationalities
or Euro'Ki his name Is quoted as tho typ
and symbol ortruu Uepublleaiilsm.Whcn
WU consider the (llsailviilitni-i- of bis
early lite wu Urn! his career to ho without j
a parallel In the history or great men. i
'lo havu seen him when a boy, trudging
the .-treets of Philadelphia, friendless and
alone, who would have predicted for him
so "lorlous and brilliant a future and a '
fame so great, so well earned and so en
during? Hut like tho noble pine which
spring up among thu barren rocks ou
thu mountain -lucwlth scarcely a crevice
in which to tlx Its .oots or soil to nour
ish them, but which, ticvertlielces, per-
SNlentlv slrnrr.rli.v II
heat and N inter s twin, lifting aloft Its
broad brancln-s till thev overtop all the
trees lu the surrounding forest; so Jlen
Jamlu Franklin, hy his own scll'-sustaln-Ing
energy and genius, roso from pov
erty and obscurity to nn altitude of fiiiue
alnio-t unequaled lu thu ago In which hu
lived. Iu early youth he taught the way
to wealth, and in the shade of later life
the patli to greatness. Iu the maturity
ol Ills', he disarmed the thunder of Its
teiror, and the lightning or Heaven
yielded to his philosophy; and whll"
de.-ccndliig Into the vale ol' years we find
him crossing the Atlantic, bcarine; lu
his Hand the charter of lu-i
dependence and tendering to the
mightiest nioiinichs of Europe the "olln
branch ol peace;" and finally, with the
weight oftour-score Winters on his head,
returning to his native land, ending hW
days as the chief magistral of his adopt
ed commonwealth. What a proud testi
monial to the character of our nation that
it tan make a proper estimate of the ser
vices ol such a man as Franklin ! While
iu other countries tho seiuelcs. mob falls
ilow u ill stupid admiration bc.ore the
wnceis oi the conqueror, in tills coun
try thu people rise with one accord lo
pay suitable homage to Intellect and vir
tue. Hut a 'hoitdManeo from in. near the
1 fact-fill Ohio, stands a beautiful column
recently erected ns a incmotI-.il lo the fal
len heroes, of the late war. It has been
reared tor a purpose, and that purpose
ghe.5 It character and interest. It
speaks to us in eloquent terms;
Its silent but Impressive utterances
tell us of Dnniielson and Shlloh, of Vicks-
uurg and iSclmont, and other battle
ground'. It speaks t ns of courage ami
lutllotlsni. of civil and rell-'ioiw llherlv.
ol free government. It speaks tons of
Immortal memories or tho-o who with
heroic devotion saciltlced their lives on
their country's altar.
In the heart of every livlnt? Amcrliun
is erected an imperishahlu monument
sacred to the memory of Abraham Liu
coin. Llko Wasliliiirtoii.hls nainu will lm
inseparably connected with thn grandest
memorials of liberty, truth and justice.
If the champion of Independence freed
America tronikini:ly oppression. Lincoln
uiihlu-atbed the sword ol Ihu republic uml
with Its point severed the bonds of slav
ery, uur Lincoln helougs now lo bis
or.,.. itvcd lmt inn-' i-nou-'h to sen
nn- iiii.s ii.inn, mm uiu nay-srar or peace-
i iru uiiuii .i ii.uiuu. nut, aiasj nf ouiv
beheld thu dawn. When the sun hail
then full orbed, ami glorious, and a hap
py people were rejoicing hi Its light, it
shone upon his grau In the miiLt ol
trhunplisiind acclamations, theroappear
ed to him a swcter. saying to him,
" ou have lived." Vos, Lincoln once
lived iu tho body, and ho still lives. Does
he not live Iu hp. Imperishable t-.ainplo
in his recorded words of wisdom In his
great maxims of liberty nnd en
franchisement? The great good never
tlie. To them belongs Immortality.
'Hie dead l.couidas gmiids the
gates of every empire that wres
tles for Its sovereignty. Tho dead
Washington held together through
wrangling decades this brotherhood of
States, and thn de.ul Lincoln will peal the
clarion of bolcagued nations and marshal
and beckon on the wavering battle lino
of liberty till the last generation ot man.
Deal classmate?, the hand that has so
long united us, Is this tlav severed.
Other scenes and experiences" await us.
Wc shall no longer enoy the pleasant
privileges of this school. Lot us then,
endeavor to attain the highest possible
standard of excellence and UH-lulness, so
that our influence shall ho upon thu side
or the good, the truu and thu noble, and
our memorials be such as shall honor
those who havu so faithfully labored for
Thnudicrtlsor, a retired physician, hav
ing providentially dlf covered, while- a lcd
icsl Missionary In .southern Asia, u very
simple vegetable remedy for the speedy and
periu.tnont euro of Consumption, Astliru,
Hronchltis, Catarrh, and all throat and lung
affections, a Is9 a positive and radical spc
cltlc lor Nervous Debility, Prciuuliiro De
cay, anil all Nervous Complaints, fcOa It his
duty to make It known to iii sufTerlug Id.
lovss. Actuitted by tlila motive, he will
cheerfully send (frco of clurgc) to all who
tlcslro it, Iho receipt for nrcparimr, and lull
(llrcc'Ions for successrullf u-.nv, this provi
dentially desired remedy. Thoo who w 1-h
V) avail tnomsoivea oi mo ncurtlts ol this
discovery without cost, can do to by return
mall, by addressing
Dll, ClIAflLEH 1'. MaHSIUM.,
2M.l.w8t. HulUo, N. v.
In Chancery Master's Snlo.
Kt&to of Illinois, Alexander count) s.
In tho Alexander county Circuit Court.
Samuel 11 On- ve. David F.Grhlln, et nl
rubllc notlco 1h hereby itlvfii that In pur
siunco of a decree- rendered In tho above
entitled cau.u In said Court at tlioMn) Term
thereof, A. n. 1874 I, .lolm Q. llarinun,
Murt'-r In Chaueery of said couuty, win, on
tlm ISth da) of.Iiino, A. D. 1873, al o'clock
p. 111. of sal. I day, stll ut public vendue lo
the lilidie.t blildur, for Oisli, (bubjart to the
equity of redemption,) at the livnt door of
the Omrt House In tlm city or Cairo Jin.
nols the h-nsuliold cstito oi tho said de
fendaiit, I)ad r, Orltlln, In and lo loliuuii.
bercd riilrty-sevcn, (37,) In lllock numbered
hevt iity-one, (71,) lu the city of Cairo,
county of AlMXiuuler, State ol Illinois, to.
Kfthei- with tlits building thorcou sltiiitu
and thereuntil belonging.
JOII.V Q. I1AKMAN,
Caiho, III., .May H71h, 1H7.-J. HI.1..VJ7-W It.
7IN W!Rlg JRIMC.S,
Illt WUl sit amako Uoq'
CO Tf s .-Burr.
si --m aunB tiw;.
'"'J , bnpiJQIW aUHl-. wo
Tama, il H . h. n.nll rvt
occaiui.ui paJL ' Otrmlan tna
TKarjHiY ivuiiinyruiaiiti! m ni i
till. ""as sr, Tns ITWISII
(mm, , ah.-
riflK Uttr.u:riN Ii )mUl.hiMeTy moraine
(eir-eiil Moiulny) In Hip Itullrtbi llulldlnj, eor
tier WaihiDRloti urcntic mi-I Tsvtlllh tntl
Tar. llfLt.ietlN Ii K-n-i-l lu city auW.rl1n.-ra by,
faithful carrlfMHtTncnty-FlM- Ce-iifs n Wevk,
IMiyishlo weekly, fly Mull, (lu n.lsanc), tlojwr
nniiuint alx iimulli-i, $0 thiw inontlm, v( niie
month, tl --'.v
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l'i-"Mriil Call' llulletln Cuunsuiy.
I'M vsni t.s.
IAM R. SMITH, M. D.
r.KSItlJ-.SCi:: No 21 Tlihtfrnth atm-l, I
twcii WasliliigViti nventic nnd Walnut atreit.
OTKICK! Korlli el-le of lllichth stmt be
In'evn Cniruurrvinl ami Wulilui;tnnaseDue.
W. DUNNING, M. D.
IIKSIIIKNCK) Corner M11II1 nn.l Walnut
OKKICE: Corner Plxlli mnttuuJ Olilolttre.
OKKICi: HOURS: t'loinaik.ni. Um.,uu-t
from -J to Bp in.
J-sjIt. W. SLAUW,
OPFICK: llniler'a llloek, (up-hUlr.), cornel
ChtMli atnvtaml Waihlnxton useuue.
11. s. niuoilAU, Jl i. n N. kilviu, -i n
"QRS. BIIIOUAM & KEENER,
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS,
No. 134 Coiamerolal Avonue,
okkici: iiorns-.j lo l a. iu., 1 to U and;
to H p. 111, Dr. Keener cuu b found at the otlire
at nlKht. lM-5-li-tf
JOHK H. MULKEV,
Attorney at law.
OFFICKi UIbIiIIi &tit, betwetn Cominer
ciu! and Wttsklngton useuuea.
gAJEUEL r. WHEELER,
Attorney at JLiih.
OFI'ICU: Ohio Ixvee, over room fnrnierly
nrritpleil by First National llatik,
QIUEEN & QILDERT,
AttoriicyN and CoitiiMdorM
OKFICK; Ohio Jasci, rooms 7 and
City Nalloual Ilaiik.
IVIllIunll Gi;n, )
O.Srclal otlenllon Riven to Aihnlrally and
ADMINISTBATOB'8 SALE OF
Xtn,A Ti ESTATE.
BY virtue, of nn order of the. county court ol
. Alexamtircounlr. nlhesiairr,? mim.u.
mailc at Hie Dtwmher Kurt thvieuf, A JJ. Is71,
iqioii the Mrtitloa ol tin nuileraliiiieil, adinlnU
trnlur ufllie estate of John 1. DeWltl, dffeaned,
uitalnn lijrbra f. DeWltl uial others, 1 will, 011
Tenth llnr of June. Aoxl.
KI 'hUMi0.ur nf,10o'clo,;1( m , of bald day, e)l
.-. a- -.""i""- iioiii uwr ni ine more ol
............... c, 1 j-.ufi gUnU siiraruiniu
lit k, till A InVfltlll- , I
... ....... wu, , ineiuiiowiiiKueberio-
;te,l,f,'li:',t: Alexander couuty. In
ai Th. ln,:v::;,',':" ., .. ,..
ilewsisesl, In ami to the undivided one-half ol
! 'mi!0 h ' kc,r." (') township No. foui-
. , , "-,. .so. init-s: ai, -weal oi tue
llilrd princlpa meridian, more particularly de
scribed na lollowai t'oiunieuelug at thu hull
cctlon corner ou aoulli aide of aald erction
aeien (7), ruiiidus! thtucli uortli with variation
. x ilegiunOKletoco) auU thirty mlnnteai forty
iliuliu to centre of bectlon, ami running tliente
J ,mliiu.rn n' e'Kbty-aeven liundrcdlha (hi
c.1",l1"t,, iwt"ll" tl.euco runmnff
H.N..i' ""'adon six dfKreea (o degieea) and
t ilrly nuiuiteai foity chidna to post Ki"
n".".!'f J!-0?' "Incii-en and idnety-nsulmndredths
( .1 W-Hwj cl.iibislopojtof lieKlnnlnK at "J"
, '""'ahib'K TSenty.idne and sixty-four
liuiulieitlha (7M01-IKI) iirrea more or less;
,1.1 ft' ,0Vf ''."'f'W P'-d Ule Uln subslan
tlally the iinilivldt'l bull of Ihu wed half of Iho
!',! fV'l MuarliT of mild necllon.
I l.ltMf, OF ;s.LK!-one third cnsli In tiundt
Iliel,alaii(xjot,uinliIlnone ycuilVom the Jay
of sale, ihiipuicliaser tOKlvn Ida noledruwlnit
s x liercenj. lnteivsl far the deferred payment,
aud M-cure-l by moitmuc svllh iiower of aalo up
on the premUea sold. The aide latobeinaile
uhltrtlotlie light of dower of thu widow ol
raid Uestwed UIIAHLKST. KINO,
George FUher. Atloniey
THE NEW LOW KESERVOIR "8TANDABD"
Groat Durability with Handsomo Designs, and Giving PER
FECT SATISFACTION Everywhere.
MADE ONLY OT
Excelsior Manufacturing Compy
ii " uiiu 010 a. iu.tvi.vt oxitisisxs oT. LiOUIB, MO.
AND BOLD EXCLUSIVELY BY
C. W. HENDERSON, Cairo, Illinois. v7-.m
PATENT MEDICINES, TOILDT AIITIC1E3.
DRUaOISTS' FANCY QOODS, COIiLIER WHITE IsEAD,
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KQrltconr4imtltnuAn'nvUnttonnvfjVUYleKti mrxl Grnrral SUjim Id wan
of iro.nU In our llut- .-te.iniNuit. Plantatltm uutl muiiv Mullrln (jui ftirniakwi nr. i
unci 1.1111 (cimuie unign ui rrAAoiumt rni.
WHOLESALE & RETAIL, fi ATRO I RETAIL & PRESCRTTIO:,
74 Ohio Levee. I v VaahlaittOD Av Car. 8th St.
- - - 1 - -J-l I - 1 -H 1 111 . .1.. -J A
F. M. STOCKFLETH,
Importer and Wholosalo Doalor In
FOZLBiaNT UNTX DOMIDSTIO
Wines and Liquors
62 OHIO LEVEE, - - CAIRO, ILL.
Keeps a full stock of
Mouongahela, Ry e and Hobinson County
FRENCH BRANDIES, HOLLAND GIN.
KELLY ISLAND AND CALIFORNIA WINES.
AUK ECONOMY IN PRICE,
QU,CK AND UNIFORM