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lie Library Wm glran In the Bullitix
arvrral dayt tgo, and at tbe taioo titao
wt announoad oar latwtlon to lay belore
oar rwulra tkU momlaf the address of
tbe president of tbe library asaoclation,
Mrs. II . IT. Caodec; tbe poem by lire. B.
V. George, aad ma eaaay by Mrs. J. B.
Hudson. We regret to "tafe, bowerer,
tbat lata. Uudaon would not peratlt the
publication of ber eatay, wbloh we are
sure would have been read wltb pleasure.
The feUowlBf la
CAJtWs AATOBBaa. "-
HaoiUr oftao Wonua't Club mad Library A.
tMMtatioai Ladiat aaa GoBtlataaa; JTrieaida of
tha Cairo Public Library i
' It la Wilb no Basil degree of interest
that we are gathered bora tbls eraulng
to wltoesa tbe realization ot emrntn
hopes and faltbtal labor, and to partici
pau In the second anniversary ot our Aa
aociatlon, with tbe history ot which you
are all more or less I anil liar.
Two rears ago to-day a small number
ot ladles gathered in a private parlor la
this city to organize a society tor mutual
benefit and literary improvement, and to
lay tbe foandatioa ot a much needed and
highly daatrablo institution, a public 1U
brarr for our city. 1 need hardly make
allusion to; what none of you have for
gotten, tbe misconception and abuse of
tbe Aaaociauon and us organizers in a
quarter from which batter tulngs might
have been expected, on one hand, and
the Indifference and, lack ot Interest la
iti aim and work, among ue person!
friends ot Its founders, on tbe other band.
Notwithstanding tbls opposition and tbe
many seeming discouragements conse
quent upon tbe troubled and straight
ened times which followed the
panic ot M73, making money
acaros and i ell -denial neceatary in
many directions, a state ot aflaira lalt
as keenly In our own city, proverbial for
the o Den-banded uDeraurw ana generos
ity ot ber citizens, as in other places; tn
spite of the new and engrossing interests
oi the centennial year, which drew upon
us heavily (being the children of this
glorious republic, and proud ot our birth
right privileges,) for our time, our means
and our sympauuea, wo uiue enverprucr
at home baa ateadily flourished, and
atowly and surely worked IU way up to
assured auccees, ana into ine connaence
and good will of the community, al
though its members were adventurers in
a new field, taking a new departure and
learners wltb untried depths or experi
ence before them to be sounded. Our As
ocUUon bad a two-fold object, the aaut
asl benefit and literary lmnrovemeBt ot
Its members, and the estabuahiaeat of a
public library in our city.
In regard to the first, I am happy to
atale tbat during tbe Brat year of it ex
Uteuoe, the Club did excellent and satis
factory work and the meetings were
highly enjoyeoie ana Deoenaai u iu
members ; for beginners we have no rea
son to be ashamed of the lltarary work
accomplished among us, and great rea
son to congratulate ourselves upon the
success of our meetings in a social point
of view. This phase ot our work, how
ever, has no re4ereaoa to. not w oi spe
cial intreat tfl in ontslda Of OUT asSO-
elation, as we make bo publle display of
literary labor, nor are so aavanwu w
Uiat direction as to do aoie u prwriuo
tor the moral, mental and Intellectual
elevation ot the public by instructive en-
tain menu a do some mascuune
literary societies. We have been
able, however, to furaiah
course ot lectures by our own home tal
ent, ot which we can well be proud, and
tbe memoars ox tneasaonaiiiiai nvnBi
their grateful and appreciative thanks to
those ladies and gentle man who so
kindly assisted us In that direction with
tbe lacturea, maate ana auppwt w twu
purses and their presence. Up to this
time we have not fait that the atate of
our nntanea wouu warrant as run
ning any risk ot pecuniary loss in pro
curing lecture talent from aoroaa, out
for the future; when our library is in
working order and will be, we nope,
elf supporting, we shall endeavor to
procure the services of auon lecturers as
mav be of benefit to ourselves and tbe
community, ine tew euterwmneiua
wa have siren of a social nature, have
bean well attended and eminently suc
cessful. During tbe latter part oi ine
last year our literary exercises in tbe
club have been more or leas interfered
with bv an amount ot business necessary
to be transacted la the interest ot the
librarr. which brinM me to tbe second
ablaef al tbe work of the Association.
it was remarked ny some, in us earty
f a . . a
history of our organization, that they
would be wllllna to loin us If they were
aura we would ever make a success of it.
and succeed Ib starting a library. Doubt
losi such oersoaa hadia their mind's eye
tha uatortnaato and untimely end of the
tamoua "Delte Club"i)eace to 1U ashes
which "went no like a rocket." so to
apeak, 'and came down like a stick," or
ratnar. atavad no. and did not come down
at all. We have no criticisms to make
regarding tbat btgu-tonea ana very ugn
priced organlzatiou, but only to remark
mat it u our Dnvate opuuon yuouuij vs.-
pressed, that if the women of the com
munity, the wlvea and slaters of (be gen
tlemen wno tonaaea u, naa naa aome-
tblng more to do wltb It than the happy
nrirllefire of vlaltloar the club rooms upon
the first Monday la each month, tbe Delte
Club would not so aooa have been 'Lost
to sight and memory dear f" And it is
our opinion that It has been left to those
wives and slaters, to tbe women of our
city, to lay the foundations (which we
trust wiu aw ataue anu enawina-i, ui a
aa a a. a i a m i .a
Uhearr that shall be of benefit and assist
aoce, mental and moral, to all classes of
our ommunity. rrevioue to tne organ-
Izatioa ot the Delta Club, a uiga Bcnoo
librarr was founded with a great degree
ikf Interest attandlns! It Tbat library Is
a uii in axiamnea. ana inaoen awt aaata-
riaily enLarged since its beginning. Is ef
uae anu pront to we evnoot uuuauva.
Further than them Its advantages neees
aartly do not extend. In addition to the
W . a a a a a
leragoiag, were naa also oeea lately
ratheredT by the exertions of tbe Taylor
Literary sooiety, a asasii library tor their
own uae. This, of eouree. Is strictly
pnvate enterprise, and only Unefieialto
the membera oi that sooiety. This brisi
arsmary embraces all tbat bas been done
llottm aatlAlaaaT, Oocmaa XwalftB altaoot
CAIRO, ILLINOIS. SUNDAY, MARCH U 1877.
with Kfiresscs to library work, of Inter
est to the morel public. I am happy
to state that several of tbe citizens of
Cairo posses very excellent and quite
complete private libraries, which are ot
great value to tbeoiaeives and
their personal friends. But to
the members ot the Woman's Club
and Library Association Is accorded the
pleasure and privilege of placing In tbe
hands of the whole community the aids
and ad vantages to be derived from a pub
lic library. 1 use the termi "public li
brary" advisedly, tor, although the en
terprise is strictly speaking a private one,
established by a number of private Indi
viduals, It Is not designed, nor ever has
been, to confine its advantages to them
selves, but their edits have been from
the beginning, for the general good, aod
for tbe establishment and maintenance ot
a publio library to afford and encour
age useful and entertaining reading.
Tbe memtxn of the Association regret
tbat they are not able to term it a tree
library, and It la their alneere hope that
Nnmim iu utuiv, wuvn wm ai v uj
of our city and the needs of tbe popula
tion shall osmana it, tbat irom our bum
ble beginning: may spring such a free
public library as may bo termed under a
law enacted In this statu, March 7th, 1873.
which BTOvtdes for Oe efablltbmeat and
reewBf - ricssa w - iroy-.i
cities of 'leu than 100,000 inhabi
tants, by levying: a tax not ex
ceeding one - mill on tbe dollar,
yearly. Tbe activity manifested in the
abort period since tbe enactment of tbe
above law indicates that Illinois will
soon take a high position among the
states that maintain free public libraries
for the benefit or all the people. Such
legislation carried Into enact in our own
ary will assure a suitable provision for
tbe maintenance and tree uae of what we
have; had the honor to establish, and
place in the bands of the public on pay
ment of a small annual subscription to
defray tbe necessary expenses of keeping
the library open. This annual subscrip
tion bas been put at the lowest figure
possible, that all may have the benefit of
our books, we are especially anxious
that young people may patronize tbe
library, and cultivate a taste ror litera
ture that will exert a beneficial Influence
over their whole Uvea. Tbe love of
knowledge comes with reading, and
grows upon It, and tbe love of knowledge
In a young mind is almost a warrant
aralnst the Inferior excitements ot pas
sion and vice. Kone can lau to recog
nize tbe Importance of setting young
persons in tbe way ot reading the best
books early in uie. we cannot Begin
too early In life to give them a bent to
wards culture which shall abide by
them and raise them above tbe worka
day world which will demand so large a
share of their time and strength. No
after effects eaa accomplish what is done
with ease early In lue in tne way of form
ing habits, either mental or moral, and
it will certainly be ot great benefit to so
ciety In general, ana our own Bresiaes in
particular, if we are able to furnish and
cultivate a taste for history, biography
and travel, and In fiction (which all
vounz minds naturally crave and must
w r v- " r. "
rrtMnora m aa ill jlicoil. an. TtniuiaTi
aaaa. -w . -a,..- I
V. mlY?.'?LX? I
hr di Eit VaTTSiinT
urvawa " 7"" I
roe wubj v. uuium tn.. i HMB;ub
reach the ears of every boy aod girl in
the whole land, as I beg them never to
read a book or paper they would be
afraid to read aloud in the home circle,
or aanamea to nave weir mowers
see. such books will tail late their hands
owdb aid" wiUd
those who kn
tremble at the wrong they do innocent
minds; but they are deadly poison,
e deadlv notson. I
whether they auickly dee troy, of grad-
...II. nnH.nr.li. mnral aan.it.iilt. Th.
..rl ln tha. M.
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OBTTa nMa wuiMo utmutym, umm mi ar
armlnrlv Ineraaaad in lata vaara. have I
uaai to -anarvatlng Influence of 1
mmtatlfl litaratuM. and
declared it to be a fruitful cause of evil to
young persona. Fathers and mothers, do
y au realize what sort of books, yowealld
ran are many of then reading often times
by atealtb, to the destruction ot all taste
tor pure and health! ul literature and alas !
to tne Oft miction atso
aoulal Help us, wt ask for the sake of those
children, to put Into tneir bands suon
books aa will help you to make of them
noble ana pure men and women, nnue
we have had Zsome drawbacks ard dis
couragements, ws haye had many and
srraat incentives to labor for tbe
accomplishment ef our desires, and
alt who are present here to-night
la our tasteful and comfort
able room, will congratulate ua upon
our SUCC3SS. From many Meads we
have received substantial tokens of re
gard, Interest and encouragement, and
our grateful thanks now are and ever
shall be theirs. It is a matter ot much
res-ret that tbe main body of the books
of the library are not here to-night for
your Inspection. As you are, doubtless.
most ot you, aware. It was decided after
careful deliberation, guided by the ex
ample of the libraries ot Omaha, Krans-
vllie and Bpringncia, aad outer places,
and In accordance with advice riven In
the special report ot tbe public libraries
of the United States from Washington
I oart'of our books. An sDoroortation of
Ulty, to eena to Europe tor tne greater
I taoo has been made for that ourooss
I with which we exoeet to nurobase tbe
greater part, if not all, of the celebrated
Tanchnlu collection of English authors
from tbe publishing house of Tauchnltz
at co., ieipue. ror tua amount of
money we can procure about 1.400 vol
noses, strongly and uniformly bound, of
convenient sue, ana lettered, wbieb. wltb
tbe several hundred other books in
cluding loans, donations, and $100 worth
of new American publications, will
form a library of which we aball have
reason to be proud. Many of the
large and valuable libraries of Other
places bad far more bumble beginnings.
For Instance, that ot the Philadelphia
Library company, now numbering over
iw,wu volumes ana owning in aasuaen
mueh valuable property with several
thousand dollars out at Interest, sprang
from a little debating, sooiety called the
Junto." founded by Seniamln Frank-
lln. among his aDDrentloa aeaoclatas.
poor working man (4 Philadelphia with a
starting tuna ot oaiy one . Hundred
pounds, ln the days when the books had
all ta be brought treat Kaflaad, and
ware very expensive. Slaee the found
ing of this librarr Balked far rranklla
biaMelt "the mother o4 ail the wbeertp.
tloa libraries of Mortar America," hun
dreds of others avBtberVrx millions of
books, are bow estabilaned la our coun
try, aadamoag this brilliant and oosUy
throng we humkty plant, our own, trust
ing u may oe aauoa geoei ta tne tutors
wbea although wa never expect to foe
our city eepond fbUadelptb), yet wt
shall hope by the assistance ot Capt.
Kadsto be set upon a hill, where he who
runs will want to read. As a valuable
and Important adjunct to the library, It
is tbe nope of the association to soon
open a reading room. "Our public
school system has made our people gen
erally Intelligent, and created a taste lor
reading. Free reading rooms, contain
ing the leading newspapers and
magazines . of the day, have be
gun to be recognized as Important
means ot public education, and
should go band in band with free school
and tree libraries. As a means of Influ
encing the pop alar mind, newspapers
are certainly now more powerful than
book i. Evtrybodyjrcada a newspaper,
tbe book readers are comparatively few.
Let any one make Inquiries on this polat,
and he will be surprised to learn bow
many of great Intelligence (especially
business men) do not read one volume a
year." There is need in every comma
nity of a bright and cheerful room sup
plied with tbe leading dally and weekly
papers and luajrazlnes. "odob to ail
classes of both sexes, day and evening.
so inat niose wno nave nut a few mo
ments of leisure as they go to and from
their daily toil, as well as persons with
hours at their command can use it." If
this is tbe ease ewswrally It is especially
Mtriy tvm tor our voans men
to spend their evanlnm excebtthe Hauor
ana diuuwb ssuoon.
We know too well tbe fate ot those
who frequent such a place, and feel that
it la our Dounden duty to provide as soon
as possible a better- place. To no
woruuer object can our moneyed
give of their means than to
an enterprise, as aball . fur
nish them with an enduring moniitneat
In the hearts of those who may be aaved
from walking in paths of vice, try the
cultivation of a taste far Literature and
aa interest awakened In a good and no
ble direction. Aa the friends ot edu
cation have Dressed the claims of free
schools and free libraries, let them also
urge those of tree readlag rooms, so tbat
toon all three may be found la every
village in our land. In carrrlns' out the
original lee of the Association, we now
nopetoneaDie to take up wltb renewed
vigor our literary work, and to acoomp-
uan aome real laoor as students. I need
not tell those who have ever been real
atudenta what la the asllafactton ot ac
quiring knowledge for knowledge aake.
We aball endeavor, In course ot time
to form classes tor time work In History.
Elocution, English Literature and tbe
Natural Bcieocee, which will bo both
pleasant and profitable. As a precedent
tor such efforts, we have the example of
many similar, ettramtauonfl to our
own In the East aad eleawBere,
which have) been very successful.
nesidc tne roregoing aims, hub pro
ject very dear to my own heart, tbat
there shall be sometime connected with
our publio library, as an additional and
valuable means si educating the tastes
of tha ooeamunity, an art museum. Mot
only do 1 desire to place good Literature
in the hands ot the public, but that they
may also hare aa opportunity to tee, and
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eontea ot the maaternieoaa at atalnarv.
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hilu aiul adn la d m h tk. itllna
ttanvot you will "utfbtleea consider
Practicable and Utopian idea.
iafuui At Nl Yrlr
owy lorty-eigu. active memoers, nave
Lately bad an exhibition of original
oil and water color paintings, and arUples
ot household dooofatiQa in htfe-a-brac,
etc., to be sold at auction, embracing 011
numoers, u oi wnicn were paintings.
?' ""l ofTke
Unlveraity of Mlcblran.ta be found in
JiYT 2&L. WWW HIr
mentioned. Be aava. "In raiatton ta the
aft.l Wl W. A VA...Jtl k 1
. tmim BTf miBBJUBll M
WlIWl wuu . suau w mw
itaral&rwl Haw !! tha. Mla
be faaJlx-d With What COmMrativa
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complete museum can be obtained, we
may hope that many of our orindDal
dries will lay the foundations of such
collections. Some of the most Interest
ing museums In the world, those most
taalnahla at nnia Inrlh. w...tAl
0ie' ln Pu,ter r other material.
oi tne great masterpieces of statuary, ana
well executed ooptes of the great painters.
so Hiaaa are aosBaumes aaoea oolieo-
Uons of engravlngi and piMtoarraDas. It
would require but a small amount of
money necessary tor tne nucleus, or first
beginning of a gallery ot the kind, and
an annual outlay stfli anuller would se
cure its grqwtB ana eompletten. Snob
an Institution once aesabliabed, would
gradually accumulate by donation and, 1
otherwise, original works of art aa well
as copies, ana It would alto in many
cases become the depository of historical,
archaeological and ethnographical ob-
Mott of our principal cities are laving
out large sums on parks and pleasure
f rounds (extrayaganoe of which sort,
owever, cannot be charged to our own
oi ry in tne management of our com
modlous ana elegantly kept (?) park) for ;
the purpose ot aflonUng better oppor
tunities ror neaiuuui mreatlon and en
joyment. And here a large abare of at
tention is properly Bestowed on art iu
I0 direction of landaoape gardening.
t.u this expenmrars i as lost to most
01 tne people tor one-nau of toe Tear on
account of our loDg winters, gome
vating means ot enjoyment should be
afiorded for the winter aa well as tha
summer months. What an unfailing
resource is we itunrre vr tne ixndoa
rallerv la the bouts When lecrearian la
needed, and when an inclement sky for-
Mdt au out uoer eujuyiueui, aucna re
source, bo . matter u it be on
very . small scale, may - nave its
foundations laid in every city. Such In
stitutions m Inexpensive, if established,
bw oitv arovernments by a a null anil
scarcely appreciable addition tothe school
taut ana inaepenaeouj as any miniotpal
action la aid ot such objects. It would
seem to be oae ot the mostaUraetlre and
uaetul enterprises tor me rtaeral rood.
which could be presented to tbe publio
spirit and local patriotism of the wealth
ier class or citizens, now easily
with how lilttle inoonvenience to them
salves financially, could men of loeana by
organized effort promote this moat de-
airahla ablest. They wouia taut
eome pabUe benefactors, and would
greatly lacreaae the attyaotloaa of the
places la which they reside.. They
would sBDoir one oi the mott
painful deaclenoks of our American
cities the want of what Is tamed, la.
teraal or inteueotuai laHereat. ror a
city like ateet of these ta our
try without sdentldi muasuma aad
tPMAurna of art. however beaaUlal m.
BernallT. eontalns but little to utarex tl
detala the stranger, la an hour or (wo
be easily takes In all that Is worth seeing
In the way of publle aad private build
ings, aad passes oa his way without any
disposition to make a second vialt. lie
finds no food tor the mlad, nothing to
make a lasting and pteaauig Impression
upon his memory. Every traveler ex
periences this baldness of Aaverlean
cities as compared with European. It
arises of sourae ln part from the lack of
old historical associattoae, but certainly
in no small degree from the want ot
scientific and art collections. The pro
priety of connecting such mu
seums with public libraries Is ob
vious. Their aims are kindred,
Indeed Identical. Both are designed to
promote tbe Intellectual culture of the
people. Their association under one roof
would naturally follow, for tbe placing
of the museum aad library la one build
ing, would subserve the public con
venience by saving time and trouble to
vial tors, and thus both would be ainch
more frequented than If la separate loeal
itiee, and eo both would accomplish
more rOactuaJly tbe purposes of their
Inetitution." 1 might quote much more
on the subject equally pertiaent, conclu
sive and interesting, but fear i have al
ready taxed your patience. 1 have
endeavored brwrly to show you what wo
have done in two years, and what we
will greatly depend oooB tbe a
preeiatloa and anistsmoes of -our efforts
by the eommunlry. As these have not
tailed us In our short and eventful past,
so we trust they will continue in what
we hope wlu be a long, peaceful and sue
At the conclutloa at tha president's
address, Mrs. B. Y. George read tbe fol
lowing poem :
aoatus raea a wantAVB hbabt.
av Mas. a. v. eaoaoa.
TWO SOJfGS OF THE DiT. ,
To striva, to alimb, to nearly gala
Th lumait; than, to backward fall,
With blaadJof hands sad arblax brala,
Tbi lot UsoauBoa tout all.
Bad yat, 'tit nobler far to strive,
Ki If the rocks arahardte clunh,
Thaa walk eontaatad on the gronnd
la tha low valley, far all Uaw .
SoBMWomaaof astroBxarfnuM ' '
Aad larger brain will yat arias;
Aad oar rala efforts oaaaot BUI
To help bSTMarar to the skUa.
Jta women ever atrogglad yat
Ta raaoa Um parm, tha (aad, tha trus, .
Bat gllauMsa met bar (rosattts.oiM
Hlddea beyond the ahlnlag btaa.
I God scat oarstnaxsies aad oar tail.
Oar atrfviaf after what It right.
Oar aSorts ta protect the weak.
And nwy u praeioMS ta kis tight,
' Aad trary day of patient toll
Tt lift np tha downtrodden eaa,
atakas us mare like tksOae who bleated
Aad brightened all Be looked anon.
1 ass ae tmatpet,ttreag aad load
To plea at the vast aad snrglagerowd,
WUhaattariagaeaathta play for aU,
Traiior or Una, my bugle aall.
I am ae trumpet, with say peal
Te tease as areas the patriot's seal
To lead tbe katte vteteriont on
from poet te post, till all U m.
I am bo trumpet, but a reed,
A slender little stem iadeed.
Tit only for a tender child
To play tweet mast, aettsadmlld.
My hcaCA U by tbe water's adx,
growing BBaoag the grassy sedge.
Where gentle winds may e'er ana blew,
Aad half me whisper where I grow.
I will not try ta gala tbe place
The strong, lead trampst beat eaa grace i
The birds, the signing breezes aeed
Tbe son, sweet stasia of theraed.
Bat ta the groat tamaltaoaa throng,
Or la the baUob'i hattle-seng.
I should he last, for who weald hetd
The low, faint murmur of tbe reed I
tw q aqxqa op lqyk.
List ta the throbs of tha beating heart I
Book la the bright eyes aad you stay sea
Wast yea eaa hear from the happy Ups:
"1 leva my lave aad my love loves me. "
Neaodjr's Liaises sweat at mine,
Full of delight at full eaa be,
Sat to the soaad of that perfaot tana :
"I love my leva and say love loves ms "
All ay leva is his ewa aleae.
Wide sad aa bauadlaat aa the sea,
T low lag oat. la Beastliest tide
'1 lore ay love aad my love loves ate '
I hare bo roam kn doabts sad fears!
Doubt ef his goodness there could not bo.
flat he not said to me, enos and agauu
"I love my love aad my lovs loves met '
iTeolaaould death tore time divide.
yiowtag between as, a silent sea.
Still the dart waters oaaaot ahaago
The love that Ursa for my love aad me.
rwsarv vbabs lAtaa. -
Do we moara that the blossom has pistil away
If Oi foil fruit glows in IU plaee lo-dayt
Do we aaeura that the wheat is ao Vmsjsr arasa
Wbea the goldea aarrtst Wt gladly glaanT
So wa will aot sorrow aoi breaUu a sigh
got the love that brightened tha years gone by I
ror s lore which has deeps aad thraagh chang
It perfect, and knows neither doubts ner fears.
' 'Tot than are grams la the year.' yoatlgbi
But Qod plants lowers to mark them by, , .f
And Uoaaoau af ralth aad Lore and Trust
Ifavesnraag from apiriu brulaed aad ennked, '
Boats hart shad their sweet psrlunw V
Oyer the placet ef darkest gloomi
Daty and Fatieao. and raaeeaad Trust,
Boots that caaaet rare te dust,
Thaaks for the lore that has U red te well I
Thaaks for mart joys thaa we eaa tsUl
Thanks fa toe griefs that wane aU is dose
llareoaly shaded a toe bright smb.
TWO 90US OI" CHILDHOOD .
tea aaat's aoaei vacs we oaa causa
i "Open oor eyes, aMMaar, '
nay Bueaegta. "
Opea nor eyas, amrmaii . : . -1
'eat to 'auk la.,
'Utteaay. mitamr. eat ef ear eyas ,
, lpeBtwe'trtWw.dessaiy ttrt, ; .
! . ;,Oinmeeveyaa,aBveBwl.' :
t ,;.., walat ate- ; - J.".- '
t ' i .a ..,.... it It i
Bit vet boils riagiag for the aowers of May,
Bad my heart waa Ml te the brim with Joy
Aa I looked at my beeuUMal baby boy.
hty Ha saasasd lam at the rosy dawa,
Aad tha eaa same oat and the rain was goat.
The rala earne aowa oa aa Angatt day
Oa the scented heaps of aewmewa hay,
And my baby Unshed and crowed with glee
Tha falling aommst shower to see.
is smiles aad kisses wars mine alone,
Aad the sea came eat sad tha rata Was goae .
Tha rala same down oa aa Antnma day,
Aad tht chill twlnd moaned la a dreary way ;
Balmy baby's feat were learning to walk,
Aad my baby's tongue was begiaeiag te talk ,
Aad we lot the wind aad the rain go on
Till Um ton earns out aad the rala was gone.
The rain earns do wa oaa Winter day,
As they mid my baby to sleep away-:
And I lost from nay arms the harden sweet,
From aay Ufa the aeaad ef his little feat,
Aad I knew what It was to be sll alone
Whea the night grew dark and .tbe rain went
Bat I know, area here in my darkest days,
When my feet are Weeding In thorny wayt,
- Aad lira grows dreary and cold and sad.
I shall hsre say baby to mah me glad
' la fhtroey author a Bos voalyf Dawa
TWO SOWOS OF fZBYfCE.
No booh of taints holds die record good
Of hat pare aad noble wotnaahood :
Tke levaly record of duty do
With gracafal sweetness from sun te tua.
Bow many hungry minds the tils
Brery day from the Knowledge aiilld
Howsuny veaiag. little earn
It not th. world, oa its oawaaa wy.
BetMrkiaanii she hat Urea avday t
Will aa the wad the he sewed m wail
Bring laeger karreatt Own we can tell!
htea aad women, k yeam to oamt, '
Will Meet her hame ia nasay a aoaut
Qreen in their aeartt bar natatory keep " '
When her tired eye-lids hare doted to steep. '
WA1TIBO. ... r ,
Uom thut la by the garden wall, -Hidden
by wood grawa rank aad tall.
Oat al Um Sgat a( tha Baaaater sua,
A white Sower slooeaed, Vie aeJottetied aun . '
Nahsay kaew how twaat aad fair
A little Sewer was Bidden there .
ft lived, naicen by every eye, "
. i Uader tbe weeds tbat grew so high .
. The mother-plant was slight and snail,'' -
And the baby Mooteias, pare and pale,
: Om of Um agate the Suautersna,
Draopad and laded, one by oae.
One the bade, ta the tileat gloom,
Diedenwstaey bad time tabbteai, ' ' .
And those that lived bore BaAt of blight ,'"
Aad attMcw spots oa their petals while.
Bat Mill Um mother pMBS-iivad ea, - ,
Till the Suatnur asenths wars nearly goae ;
AaJ th tuat, tweet perfaaM of her fifti , ,
Scarcely reached M the pataer-by.
. ' . ;-'f i, . -
Aadto.atlaat.hae ,iimi Braver
Floated out en she timaxr air :.
'Ommmeaaajday, or sty IM be done,' '
To live ia the light of the Suaawrtua :'
Bar prarcr ni aearif, (al U cbanced ens day
Thus tharaacy the eat the weed, sway;
Ayi the short. qulchtteke2lhat tevestd that
Spared the little Bower with her tkradcr ttem.
So the happy plant steod.up alone,
Oat la the light af the summer tua;
And the but tweet blottom-chUd looked up,
' And the goldea glory fUlad her cup,
Oae perfect day of Sua aad brcem,
Of slagiagbirdi aad ef bumming beet ;
An wbea that porfact day Wat e'er ' '
She shmUwredswostly.aad Vokoaa mart f -
rwaaeattynMBSdlUikdibe tewer',' . ? "
f jest ia ass life's meat perfect heart
dad yat-ajoiitd U not be your request
Te die when your life is at Ua beat t
Hew aney II vet, full of noble deedt, .,....
rest thut la by the ckeklag woedt,
Ai aut gather knows, at He sees each oae,
HV auchjhay long tar the lustmat tea .
Oed kaowt beat. Though we cnaaot tee,
Hefecatiagfe you aad me.
And sine He loves ns,semt perfect day, .
aunty the weeds will be cut away.
A ttreetaaig te
a; to xi
The tolLawlng greeting was prepared
tor the opening of the library, but owing
to circumstances was not read. Our
readers will peruse It with Interest :
xou are to be congratulated upon the
happy condition in which you stand this
evening, tbo obstacles ana nwarenoes
incident to aay project la its incipient
state aurinounteo. the iaoor performed,
and you ready to alt down under the
Tine which your own hands bare planted
and nurtured, whoso foliage and fruits
will aot only gladden and enrich your
own 11 res, but be a means of culture
and education ta all who avail themselves
ot Its DrtrUetTws.
t 'Do whatl eaa" has been the motto of
each member of your association, who,
from the moat humble beginning, have
proved yourselves hopeful, energetic.
pot severing, anuramg woraers ; you
ilaaai mm tKa tnmmA At Wall iloiut wruwl
and faithful servants."
i It Is anleaanat thougbt tbat those who
eoasmenoed wltb you that have left the
city, stUl retain a teader interest ln your
uojreai. giving the beat of proof, by
atiireonunulng members of your aaso-
ctauoa. - ' t
i wTbe statement that women la concert
eaa act, will ao longer be questioned ;
they're proved It a taot."
, The Publio Library of Cairo. Is an as
sured lnstltation. Tha books upon your
shelves are the hosts of the evening
those placed there by the thoughtful nest
aad generosity of friends, and those to
be placed there by your own elbrts to
them give your warmest greeting.
To a pablis whose liberal band is pro-
vertaal wacomnui our won. u is sav
flaawew Kliot aava "a good sol'd hit
of work lasts." Such work we present
to you, with tbe motto engraved on the
ring of Aanaoi Cleaves, Ood sent me
waU to keep" - .
; Receive Itlnto your aearU aod never
fitflga the door. -
BhTtOoaeer baad, aad all we Uve
wjeiooaaed this evening, we invite to our
ouartar oeatury annivarsajy ; wbea we
bWto hTve added aouyenLVt et travel.
Waih ! thla aoantrr and JMrone,
mauia. B eajaBeA ul mlaaTSMi sail worka
I ... a . a.
Yttaq A atsrsm im s-rum m
rraee rortRUe f'ztti Irr here-A
M LarvtVt VVSt
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cuautzzzo uAnca ii. tutt
CITY NATIOZTAX TwAlTB, OU30
' A. B. SATroavp, Tflitont: m r, Vi j
A. 0. TATXOB, Tloa ProsldeBt.
. w. atistior. aoa'v and i
f.W. Babouv. ' CaaA. Oai.lt
r. at. BrocnTUTsi. ram. a inn.
B. H. Cdvwnaaajt. B. U Bsnaisv,
J. at. PsnLurs.
TlEBST paid an Aepoelta at the rate of els
Apjeenmt. paraannin. afarah 1st and sWam
jorlst. Iateeaet aot withdraws U added laiaM
M5id nen a&d Childran may
Dopoait lloney and no one
laa can draw it.
Open every business dsy fromts m. to t p.ra
rom S to t o'clock.
"irr', V"sa tor aurmga oawonis oaiy
5r2Mj,,Pr"1,,,T,t- H- Wells, Cashier. "
P. MetT. Vice Pres't. T. J. Berth. Asst , ash'r
Corner OonuuoroUU Ave.nadOt Btreat
f. Neff, Cairo.
Waa. Wnlfe. (Un.
A. 5iianka,Caliw. B. L. nulUnjntey, St ZrotS-
B. linder, Cairo. h. tfeli7Cairo
T. H. Brinaman, St Ixmia, '
J. T. Clrmsoa, ChMdoaia.
krKichaoire told and bought. Intsrest paid
B the aavinam Denartaaaat TIUmIhu
nd all basin eaa Momptlv attended to.
City National Bank
OAPITAX -r- $100,000
W. f. HAIXIDAT, Prvaldent.
BOtHBT 1. IIAXXJDAT, ytoarrest.
A. B. BArrouD. Oaebier.
WAI Tr B HTSLbr. Ass't Cashier. .
B. Btaats Tatlob, ( B. H. Ceo naa am.
H L. Hajaioav, W. P. Hau.iuar.
0 D. WtuJAMSoa, htran Buu,
A . B. SarroaD,
xxonange, uoin ana United States
jftonaa Awngju ana Bold.
DBrOBTTS received sad a aeaernl .banklsa
business done. ,
a week to your own town. Terms and
So autdt frar. II. HAMITI i n pn.
land. Maine. '
A YBAB. 'A UK NTS WANT
k.1) on our Umnd Combi
a at ion Prospectus, reireat-
wanted everywhere. Tha BUKaTeat. Tattmst
BvorTrteel. 8lct mart ftm mh whesTaft
single Books fhri. AUo, Agents waaani aa enw.
MAOMirtCBNT FAMILY BlBLKBeVspartor
to all others. With invaluable llhutrateef Aide
aim mmtd maai
us Tbaaa B.
woria. r uU parti
icuUrs frae. Address ta. .
rwrrsn ta to
A HOME ana rAxuiT
OP YOTJB OWN
Oa th iiaeef e great railroad, with good market
' ' both aat aad waat ..... .
KOW IS THETIDE TO SECURE IT.
Mild climate, fertile aoO, beat cnaatry tot aMc'-
rauing ut ue waitcu atalet.
, IIIL ,
Books bum. full lln forma tloa. alas "TUB PMV
NtER" tent free to all paru oi too world.
, . Addmt O. , DAVIB, ,, u
Xaad Cornr. V. f. B. R. OaMha. KeV ' f
The aaaeyanee of pasts sad asasfbageis avoided
Bin THaie-BI .to, 1.7, tS.oa, ft.ss each,
sue lusis-Bi .so, Isl, aa.76, es tsaaoh, r f
Cow lot mailed oa raeelnt ol nrieo. ' Band tar
S deacripUve elrealajr, '
trtaad Ttt William St. KBW
niaaa oww awuwwjiK, .
aw i us..
Wto.Wsat aOood Bfajsar. TJa If a
vmbsu aa araas
aad leant, i
They wlU I
taapay Um enst in tbe lo
ereaseof tha yfe
th aret year,
Improve the lead, proa nee larger aad hotter
erope. aad Insure a good staad of grass Cir
sniar. faraithed oa apniieatloa . Bona wast.ru
rertUising Co. , h La bile St. Chtetwo. -
uaraa, wun aame
iu ota., pott-paui. 1
- JONES A CUl.
, N. V.
tain; aA 77 Weak te Aceaw. $10 OUTFIT
)33 lO BFRE. P. 6. ViCkMJlV. Au.
fia a daw at
Amu waaetd. Outat
91S aajftena flue,
TBUB A CO, AagutUr -
I LUCRATIVE BUSINESS.
trWl WAKT BOO BTOBB TV
OLABa 8BWINO MACHINE AOS;
AMD 600 MEN OB AtNBBOT .
ABIZJTT TO LBABN THBBuf IN
ob BBfxnra aiwiva BAOur.
OOBtPE3rSAXTOM ZJ BBBAx., BUT
7AfiBlB ... . . v , . , T', . .
w87 a4 B89 Broadway, Mww Tork, or
Mew OrUevna, Xa. -
5 BXTaaA riBB CAtU. a two Ji7,
15 to $20 iv&"j&&nm.7Kt
vTaHtEd sir trjait. -zz:
attaaaoBth andaspaase paid,; K paddiiaa;.
mOMITOBt.AMI' Iu., vlacianati, M
BTZT ZTAVX i .,
Was twnrSid the hlgbmt prtss st Centoaalal an.
poaUiow awpt, 7,T(C1. 1 you want th heat
Ltbaooeevar mad aah yoojr grooMT 14 talk aaA
JSTuml-'Jaohsoa's Bett-' a m evey peag-.'
Sold by all wholoaal dealers. .Any one eoa gat
rampw by epplyia to C. A.JACXbO ACO.
Utaamreea. retarauHrg, . a . . T. , . i ,
aw and saleable. Aadiats COI
A co, th ana walnut st. at. houis
f tan't ae
aww erarr tnenth ha aha
rarnlah. hat thoa wtllmg ta work. aa anaiiy
ear a isa aeuer e iar rtrhl ta MMir earn t.
msuaa. Mv no roam u rxpuua here, eaat .
asna alaasaat and noaorahia, Wjra . hoys
and gtrts ao as web as sues. W wld furnUh
yea a remount autai an. ine amiant any.
betbw tana aayuttog ale. We wUl bear a-
afeseatiagyaa. PnrtionJars free. Write
tad aaa. Isrmma.aaA mirk is Im. .thsif sane
d 4auhtsra, aat aOelt' 'mia aaedaf payiaf
ata at hasae, mania wrwe ta as sad kt-sa aa
ssJt thowerh as ease. Bow ia the ttoo
t t eaaay ASa IBM a ve. Aesjaata,
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