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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 11, lU7i.
NEW SERIES NO. 199
City (mu m.
Trcasurcr-ll. K. Parker.
Clrrk-J. II. I'Mllin.
DuuuKflor Wui. It. (iilburt,
Murnhal l!. I). Arter.
Attorney W. I. Me(ie.
Police AluglntraMi J. J. Illrd.
UOAIlll III AI.Ukl'IMKV.
Itrnl Ward-lieu. Viiruin, Wat. O'Calluhnn.
Second Ward-Wood JilU;iiLiuiio, N.ll. Thlntlu
omI. Third Ward - W. 1". Wrl-lit. .Inlm Wood.
Fourth Wurd t'liurKu O. 1'utlcr. I. J. Foley.
' ' Fifth Ward-T. W. llulllday, Chun, Lutiviuler.
Clrr-ntt .ludire-O, A! Marker.
Circuit Ch rk-J. A. ldun-n.
County JikIl'i' l. S. Yimou.
County Clcrk-h. .1. Ilutnin.
County Attorney- W. c. .Vhilkcy.
County Treaniirir A. J. Aldeu.
Cfironi'r - It. K't.'i- h.(..
County CoiiiiiiWioliT" T. V. Holiday. M. V
, (riiwu. Samuel I'.rlliy.
VKKK'AN M. E. Foiirti-ciith street, between
Walnut mid t'i-lur ft r'"-! i ; services Sahlmih 11
a. in. ami T SO p. in.; Sunday s houl 1 p. in.
Cni(sTIAN--Eighteenth street; nicetui:; Sab-
buth lu::nip. in.: piva him- is -niinuiiy.
"Ult'lH II OF T1IK l(E!iKE.IElt-Epi.cpul)
Fourteenth nlnct; Morion:: pruycrn isabbathi
lo::w a. in. ; m iniitf prtnern. T:;i p. in.: Sabbath
i liool a. in. p.e. St. J,' liiiioii Lie. Hector.
VIltST MISSIONARY IIAI'TKr c III 1!('H.-
1 I'ti ai'Liiit: "I lo::iii'a. in., '! in., and .'in p. in.
Sahlmlh a hool at l.i'ti p. m. licv, T. J. shores,
Il'TMKIlAN-Tliirt" liltt tn-t: .-nic.-n Sab
J hath II . m. anii T:.V p. in.; Sunday -.!iuo Ua.
in. K'v. Iiiii rn lnn r. iiH-tor.
METIIOlltsT Cor. Eicn'h and Walnut -tn-cts:
I'p-urhlii; Si'iilialU lie' a. m. and ' p.m.;
prayer m-i-tlrt;. Wi-die da .- 7:i p. in.: Siinnay
Si IhmiI, o p. in. Key. A I' Mori. -on. ;i.ift"r.
I li KS It VT E ti I N K t irlilli str..-1: prcm hiiiir on
NilM'ath at lla.i a. in. ami T::Op. in.; pmyiT
K.' fiil.;' WeCucsil.iv at 7: op. in : Sunday School
tt ii p. in. ;. It. V. or'e. p.i"inr.
CKc(n: fiikkavii.Ij i;.wtist-- f itii
O nr '., l.,'t,.-.-n Walnut UMllnl.tr ptrvrt-: y-r-
Mtn at i and " p. in. .
iTt and Walnut r'.n-
: iT.in-. s-iMi.itli In:
in : SniMlr.' Si h'n at '2 p. ::i.; i";irrf i p.
TU'i fivrv dav at p. in.
'ATUIt'U'S.-i Human i'atliolii '' nvr Ninth
k, ' tt'.rn
t niitl WafhiiiJtun awmir: n-n : s
hh k and in a. in. ; Vri.i-r " I1- m ; Suiiil.iv S'-luml
1 p. in ; M-!'.itf rvry i...y u: S p. hi. licv. F. .!: ..
Arrival ami Iifparturc ot Trains.
Il.l.lNuls i KSTKAI. HAII.r.'i.Ml.
f5 pp .' - C in. I :m p.m.
.Vw , 4: a. hi. 11 i' p.m.
! .-. in:,! vl I a in t:i j ui.
Frc'lif i.: up m I'.m-
CAlllu ANU VINCENXfcS KAIEI.oaTi.
R I 'o:,ii i,.uj. :: o.t'i.
iT.'Lui'Kl. M. ANU ?OCTil2KN 1!AU.!:'AU.
KMir---- . a !. S-i.m.
cAii'.o anu sr. U !.'H i:aii.i:iad.
Arrhi.-.. I. part.
Thnm:rh Eipr( f.:np.m. 1'.a.m.
Miii,.--lKru AiTiMiiP'ixlatio:' ".;. m. i'Xi p tn.
Ki.i-pt s.uuiay. 'Kvi-pt Jlo:i-ly.
f (,.. ii. in. : smvia
l. : p in
11 ;lt " a. Ii:.'
.!i .l ( . ntr i
i .i:id i'up';.
M i';' ' i
I'.ii'ii- i-ntral and
.. :.t li VI II. 111.
-!i af.d Way Mall
i.iU Ci-n:ra'.. Cairo .1'n'i VI:
C, mral lta:lriad.- ' lo-f
ija;:.--' ll.iilrnail f'.-i'-jn at
, in. i ii y c
r l!uii'.'' fl'j'i- at :o
(JAIIU) it YIXCENNES R.R.
T Af II L'U TIIK
iioi:ti:st t l.u is.
M 'l 1 lil.'. VII
I.E. CISC1NNAU, li.w-
.ii tin -to the siinin-;:
sT TO INDIAN-
At MlA apoi.
YORK ANU liUiTON
SIX HOURS SAVED
Over truiim of ail o:her ront-n ni:.klu4 the eiune
ti, IV.-veii rn bv other mut.M to ruake eonnec
tlimn mist ride a!f nluht. v-aitins from " -''
hour- at "ini.ll cuiniry station-for tram of con
1 L'Af L'tl t'lrPTHE KAl'Tai.d'ike our4:ir
. ith.M riALl) lil ,i m. ir.iin. n aihlni; Evaun.
.ville, IndiaieipoliH. Cineiiiiiall and. I.ouinville nnmc
dav. Trains leave and arrive at 1 airo an !", m
T!,roudil.;kcts'and' checkn to all important
F.' a" M I1LEI5 KOSWEl.I.MtM.KK,
Cen'l l'a. A'.'ent. iu neral sup t.
I,. It. CHl'liClI. 1'nnnencer Al'eiit.
(JAIRO CIT FERRY CO.
THREE fadBia STATES.
Foot Fourth at.
8 a. in.
)0 a. m.
2 p. in.
Mlnnourl Land'R. Kentucky Ld'.
b:H0 a. m.
10::'i0 a. m.
i:Sil p. iu,
Ii a. m.
:) p. in.
,'i p. in.
AVatcliiiRiker & Jeveler
NO. 10 EIGHTH STKEET,
llidwnen Cmiimenliil mill I PilSl' TIL
U'.,.l,lnmuii uvea . f V.llll'
FINE WATCH WORK A SPECIALTY.
tWKngravlngand all klnda of rnpnlrlMg Dontly
"i'w" All kluda of Solid Jewelry tniiUo to order,
CAItrESTEIl AND CON ntACTOll.
joilv a. roou,
CakI'KNTKK AND CoNTKACTOi:,
SHOP ON TENTH STREET,
(betwrcn Washington and Walnut.)
Estiiimtcs on buildings, on losses liy fire
or otherwise iiuulc on short notice.
work intrusted to him will receive protiipt
Btliiiliou. nd will be executed ill n nat n factory
NEW MEAT MARKET.
Si'.'ii of thu IluBiilo Ei iiil.
No Ml. Ohio i
KOEIILKR DIMJS., rroin iotiiiH.
i full mid rnmiili'ti- unpplv of til
lii-t of all
Kl nun ni hi aluat' o:i h.'tlnl.
hour, lUy or uiht.
Ordi-fs tilled ut anv
QHi; AT LUMRER.
Tin' Cairo Box ami Basket Co.
WILL ft KNIMI
Flooi-in;r, Skliny:. Lath. Kte
At llic vi-rv '.oi pt rater .
Havin? u Heavy Stock of Lops on Haml,
We are pr pared to
OUT SPECIAL OHDERS
On the nkort'-m o;;ce.
SPECIALTY made of ST"AMTtOAT I'MPEi;.
1 V WualnomanBfatliireFltL'ITIltiXMATElIlAl.S
Cracker. Caudv Packing lioxen Stavin. Jieadiucn
i-Ai.-r-rv. on,.!, vi ali, rAt'itti. irrC,
J E. BLAKE,
Window (ilass. Window Sliades. Etc:
Alwavn ou L:.i:d I ho ceicbra'.ej t:.:.CM:N.aiMi
A u roi'.a
1 i:ro' r.nilillnu. Com-
NEW (U N siii'l'.
"IE E. IM'E,
NEW GUN SHOP,
Col'. Si'.tll St. aipl t'nmtliereial Av i'..
Guns, Pistols, Safes ami Locks Eepaired.
Kevs iliuk'to order.
CHOKE lloHINii ON HEEAi'II LOADING (i
All work L'lemmteed nati-factory. at i
than ( Mil be ontaiiled at any other plun
In the city.
J ACOIJ WALTEH,
Dealer in Iresh STeat.
Jlftwppn "V'tiBhinp;toti antl C onv
moiviul Av., lulioiniug IIunny.
KEEPS for nale the bent lleef. Tork. Mutton, Veil1.,
l.ainb, Satine.Ke. Ac, and In prepared to nerve
fuinllien In nn acceptable manner.
NKW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IX THE CITY
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
giSSSSM" Cairo, Dl.
O. O. PATIEIt & co.
AVI LL CURE RHEUMATISM.
Mil. AI.IIEliT cnnfiKEi:. thn w. Il known dritL'
Klt ntiil apothecary, of spring-vale, Mil. iilwuyn nil
vie even one troubled with liheuinutlHiii to try
Ki'iu! His Statcnicnt,
SflUNUVJtLE, Mk., UCt. li, ih:.
Mil II. It. Sn:vi: .-,:-
Iii ar Sir. -Fifteen yearn auo lact full 1 wn Inken
mi K with ltheuiiatli-ui, wan iiiialilu to mow until
the next April. From that time, until threw year
itin IhU full I puileri-d everything wltlirlieuinalip-ni.
Soiin-tliiieiithi re would lie weeks at timu that 1
could nut utepniio ti i; tlie.u uttacka were quite
often. 1 rullere'l everything that a mail could,
inn three v.-uri" aeu laxt 'nriiiK I commenced tak
iiiL' Vti.KTise. and followed It up until 1 had taken
even, butt leu; have hud no rlieuuiiitim kiucii that
time. I ulwavi ad vine every una that la troubled
with rhpniiiatlnm to try Vkoktixk, and not nuffer
for yearn an I have done. 'I'liln Htatemcnt tn urutul
toun an fur an Mr. Steveun in eoncerried. Vourn, etc.
Firm of A. C'rookeri Co., Druu'inlnifc Apothecaries
jias entihely' cured me.
Bonos. Oct. li, isro.
Mit. it. II. stkvknh:
li "ar sir. My dangler, after havlnu'a neve re ut
tin k of whouplii coM.'h, wan left In a feeble ntate
of health, lleinif advim-d by n friend, nhe tried th
VtoKTiNK, and after unln- a few buttle, wan fully
rentoiL-d to rn alth.
1 have hi e:, a '.'rent nulferer from nietiinatliiiii. I
have taken n vi ral bottlen of the Vkoktisk for thin
complaint, and am happy to my It huneiitirely cured
nie I have recfiin mended the Vkoktikis to'othern
with tin-name fund reniill". It In a L'reat cleaimer
and purityi r of Hie blood; it in pluanant to take;
ulid I vuutuerrfiiilv recommend It.
JAMts MullsE, mi Atheuf Street.
liHEl'MATIsM is u MsEASE of the BL(M)I).
The blood. In thin dlnen'e. In found to contain au
i'Sit" of tliirin. Vki.atink actn by conver'.luu- the
the IiUhhI fixlil itn dinciined coiidiHon to a healthy
circulation. Vki.ktisk renlati-n the boweln. which
in very Important in thin complaint. One buttle of
Vi.kKtink wl'I lverelli.-f. Hut toelVect pi rniatient
cure it inunt be taken regularly, an-l may take m-v
eral buttlen. e-pi-i'ially in cnen of loin: ntandln.
Vki.ktim: in nnld by all drtif t'intn. Trv it, and your
verdict will be the name an that of t)iou-illid be
fore you. who nay. -1 never found no much relief an
from the line of Vloetise." which In computed ex
clunivelv of Ilarkn, Itootn und Hcrhe.
"Vkokhnk." cava a Itonton plivmclnii. "has no
i(Ual an a blood purifier. Hearinu' or itn nianv
oinler:ul cnren. after all other remedien hud lalleil,
I viniled tin- iaiiratory and ronvinced invn.-lf uf im
eiiuiue nn rit. It in prepared from barkn. routn
and h tIi-. each of which In highly efl'i-ctive, nml
ib-y are cMini'iiiiniled In ntic h a manner a to pro.
dure unto- Inhillg rcnllltn."
NOTIIINO EQUAL To
Sill TII Salkm. Ma
Nov. 1 1, K.
II. It STKVKV.n:-
Hear Sir.--1 have been troubled with ncrofula.
ranker, ami liver complaint for three vearn; iiu;h-in.-
ever ilid tue anv L'uod until I coiuiueui ed u i li tr
the Vki.LTIVK. I loli-liler therein nolhltii; iiinul
to It lor ntich colniilaintn. t an heartily recoiiitneud
it to evervbodv. Voum trulv.
v ' ,. ",!, cl'.ZlE M. l'Ai'KAEI).
o lit UKrai'cvatix-t-t. s.Miih .!, h.
II. II. STEVENS, 110STOX, MASS.
Vcirrtitie is Sold l'.y all Iirtiju'ists,
pSUKANCE AGENCY OF
AVklls Sc Kertii,
llU t , c apital 10.io.(lil0,
1.i-ol Poll ul Soil 1 f Montreal. CanA
ill tlluKllilIl )' Capili'.l.$i;,lM'.(Mio'.d.
British America iAI:o.
V Mli J 11 ii 1 Fire ncd Murine iMiilville, N. J.)
Jl 111 Will ,' Annetn. jl.4(ilis;.M.
rnmmnfi.i ll ' (Uf New York cit.iL
V OlllllU'K ldl ,'Annetn SM.V.nrl.Sli.
enlablinhed in lSiM.)
I lll'llltUl S ,' Annetn JIIO.ICI.'W
I (Of F'reeport, III.L
i 'VI lilll 11 Annetn l.Vi.S'
EISRS Wit ITT EN AT FAIR HATES.
Otllco in Aloxtimlev County Rink.
Dry Goods and Clothing,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
CARPETS AND OILCLOTHS,
Commrrrlal Aymiiio, I
Curnvr Eighth ntrcct (
; -w- n i
1 ' i i
s Q : Cyi
5 TJ 5 r
r -i v rs i
x r n, t -i u
w 5 A v
A -13j. 9 c
.MARKETS BV TELEGRAPH
, MVKItl'OOI- (iHAIN.
LivEiirtK)!,, Fclinmry. 10 0 :0D r. c
Wheat dull, Wintur, 18 MdlM Spring,
(is IOiIqjSs; Culit'irniti avera,'(j, 8s d(;i)s
lil; California chih s lldoOs 41. Corn
new, 4s "A(!U n,. (j ,rn okl, 2:is.
NEW YUKK (IHAIN.
New Yokk, iVInuury 10,12:00 l. m.
Wliout Quirt-No. i Cliicti-,'0, $t 00 01 ;
No. 2 Milwaukee, 1 0:(,,1 04; lied Win
ter,' $1 OOo-zl U!is'; Nn. 2 lletlWinter,
1 001 0U'i;.No. 2 Ainlier, $1 0S
lOBJj'. Corn-Quit't-steatner 44 ; Nu. ft,
41312; No. 2, 47.(.
CHICV.D CHAIN AM) I'ltODL'CE.
Ciiicaoo, Fclirtiary 8, 10 a. Jf. Pork
March, 'J 05; April, $10 10. Corn-
March, :511.,'; April, :J2'f; May,
M. Wheat-March, 80; April,
rnuroPKi) KKiu t-riox ok the tax levy for
THE NKXT TWll YE MIS.
SpitiM.KiKi.i). Fcli. 8. Mr Wcntworth
is to Ik- coiniiH iidi-d fur introducing into the
Iioum: this lnurnin a Mil providing for.
tin; tax levy of IST'J-SO. The practice
lias lien.-totort; hceii to duliiy this business
until the dost-of tlie session, when owinir
to the shortness of the tune no considera
tion or careful estimates could In; made,
und the amount levied would be that su,'
gcstcil by some ofliciul, whose purpose is
to take as much by taxation lis is
levied. Mr, Wentwortli proposes that this,
one of the most iiniortont measure, asfur us
the people of the state are concerned, to be
acted upon by the general assembly, shall
not lie impelled or burdensome to the tax
pavers for want of careful consideration.
The bill authorizes the sum of $l,o00,
000 to be raised 'for IST'J and
1.20( 10.01 10 forlSSO. Tin' amount levied
by the Inst ueti'-ral assembly was iJJ.OUO.ODO
for 1877und t .."!,( 100 for"ls7S, showing :i
reduction of ij7iM),oti) i-j the levy proposed
in Mr. Wentworth's bill. One "reason for
this reduction diirinjf these hard time
was explained by the mover ot the bill in
th" fact that there is now (inappropriate I
in the state treasury to the credit of the
revenue fund if'UI.O'Jii :;7over the estimated
stat.? expenses by the state olliccrs to
July, !s7!. .Moreover, the amount
for ordinary and spiriiie expenses
for the state institutions as recom-
i-... i,.. '.'T.etarv,nuf.,the board of
public charities is UlU0.i.bU less uutu me
unoiint risked lor and appropriated two
years sil'o lor the same purposes. It is
therefore tiossible even if the usual larire
ipprojiriations are u-ked, to pay till these
xpenses iroin the amount authorized bv
the bill introduecd. .
PA FEU AND
SPKKCII l.Y Mil. .IOI1N II. OliF.HI.Y, OF
C.MHO, ILLINOIS. TO Til V. ILLINOIS PI1KSS
Assoi'IATliiN, AT Sl'llIM ;FI KLD, ILLINOIS,
KICnitl'.MlY li. 187i.
Mr. Oberly l'.'.td been selected by the ex
ecutive committee ot the association to make
nn address on a subject which it furnished
to him: "What I don't know about print
in." In a humorous manner he excused
himself irom the pertormaiiee of this duty,
and then slid:
Hut I shall take advantaged' the oppor
tunity I now have to discuss a remark made
last nijrht by my friend, I'ol, Geo. Harlow.
Secretary of State, in his well-considered
speech of welcome to this association.
1 hold in my hand a copy of the State
llegister of this inornincf, containing a full
report of the Colonel's remarks, and I find
that auioii-r other things he said :
'It In mv (million that tlieuvocation of nn editor.
be hln sphere limited or extended, in vamly inure
ell'eclive, no far as nioldin public opinion In con
cerned, than that ui' the school teacher or tin
preacher of the (.-impel, and capable ol nowii c more
nod or evil seed that w ill Hiirinj; un. bud. Idonnom
and bear nond or evil fruit than that of any timer
profenniou or calling on earth.
I do not believe with my friend that the
newspaper molds public opinion. nn:l m
this convention I find the proper place to
yive a tew ot ;ny reasons tor this peculiar
"Dear friend," said an old snipe to a
fowler as he went into the woods one day,
'do not shoot my young ones." "Which
are they.'" a-ked the sportsman. "The
most beautiful that lly in the woods tire
mine," answered the snipe. As the man
returned he held in his hand a whole
bundle of snipes that he had brought down
with Ins irun, "Alas! alas!" cried the old
snipe, "why did you shoot myyuuiifr ones.'"
"Were they yours ?" asked the sportsman;
"I shot thu ugliest I could Und." "Ah. so,"
answered the snipe, "do you not know that
nil think their children the most bcauti
luir This little story contains a suggestive
truth, and I believe you will agree with me
tliatthe egotism which is the mother of this
sentiment is nlso the mother of ils twin
tliesentiinentthatmakesall men think their
avocation the most important. And consc
4tiently the farmers stand in their lields the
mechanics in their shops the merchants in
their store-rooms the lawyers and medi
cine doctors in their olliccs the philcso.
pliers, scientists, statesmen and scholars in
their studies the priests at their altars
the kings by their thrones, and the men of
the jiresn by their types und presses till de
claring, with Biierb egotism : "We are the
best of the land, nml upon us should the
especial fuvors of both gods and govern
ments lie bestowed."
That this is true you can attest who
Inwo observed events happening in Spring
field during tho past few weeks.
A few (lays ago a convention of ntedicino
doctors met in this city. The members
talked to each other and admired them
selves. ''Without the profession of nied-
iciiio," (bey said by their bearing if not in
words, "the world would have been a
lanure. e are ine salt ol t;ie cartii. e
assi. t man in getting into the world, and"
the wit mio-ht have added, "in getting our
of it. iiho," but the doctors said "stand
ly him when he goes hcin e. We are
heroes. Health, comfort ami even life itself
we often sacrifice for our fellow-men,"
Well, let im give the doctor as well as the
devil I lis due. and say that, take them for
all in all, the doctors are an honor to the
huia.tn race. Iu the experiences of tho
dreadful pestilence that lately walked in
terror through the South, spreading dismay
and terrible, death along its pathway, tho
devotion of tho doctors to duty was a moral
diamond that will,
'On the stretched forefinger of all time
rsir, 1 laKe ott my liat to me ooctors.
Hut they must permit me to not believe
that the world and nil that therein is was
made especially for tVm That is one of
the things I don't know about medicine.
After the doctors came the state hoaal of
agriculture, lustily blowing the rain's horn
of its own praises, proclaiming the superi
ority of husbandry, und I thought, while I
looked at its members, bion.ed by the un
requited work of the farm and enfeebled
by both mental and physical labor unre
warded: "These men deserve well of the
"Their harrow ofi' the stubborn glebe Jiatlt broke.
How jocund did they drive their teams afield.
How bowed the woods beneath their stubborn
Sir, you will not be surprised by my in
terest in the state board of agriculture when
you learn that I take pleasure iu till convo
cations of agriculturists who desire to be
called from the plow to the capital from
lai'minir to statesmanship. 'Ibis kind ot
agriculturists are such 'uniia.ie admirers of
themselves such complete vnasters ot the'
fine art of complaining suth exquisite
grumblers such able abusers of all who do
not acknowledge their absolute right to
control! I always applaud them when by
their bearing they say: "Wo demand
because we are the chosen
of the Lord." Hut when one of them in
sists, for instance, that short horn breeding,
relieved by a little corn raising, ought to
be the chief end of all men, and another
that all the world ought to give its mind
to wheat, and st'll another that the human
race ought to run to hay, and all declare in
chorus th..t lawyers, doctors and printers
are vanities and vexation to the rural spirit,
I become confused. I am willing to admit
ail that is claimed for the farmer, but I
cannot understand that fanning consists in
part even in taking care that every other
interest is ably disparaged. That to
abuse the rest of the world is a farmer's
duty is something I don't know about ngri
culture. And also came the Illinois bar associa
tion, pcahng its own praises in a blare of
verbal trumpetrv. The venerable patriarch
vf the legal Israel of Illinois, Judge O. II.
lll'OVl llltlg, Willi un; jiiu...,.
"The lawlenn science of otir law.
That codelenn myriad of precedent.
That v.ildcrnens'of nini;l(i instances,"
proved to the satisfaction of his worthy
brethren of the association that almost nil
the good qualities of human nature were
monopolized by the lawyer "time whereof
the memory of man runneth not to the
contrary." And by logic, peculiar in kind
but conclusive to his audience, lie estab
lished the proposition that every battle for
freedom had been inaugurated and won by
lawyers, and every step in governmental
progress suggested by them.
I applauded the well-turned sentences of
the judge's able address; but here, in all
confidence, 1 protest, that the praise e.vig
ertited the facts. The truth is the lawyer
has been the great holder-back, lie has
said to every progressionist: "Don't; our
fathers did not do as you suggest." He has
said to every corrector of settled abuses:
"Don't; time has sanctilied these." The
lawyers have, however, always been crowded
ahead by events have advanced when they
were forced and have consummated in the
end by judicial decisions all the progresses
that have been made by the human race in
government. Hut that the lawyer's busine.-'.'
is "the chic fet ainont ten thotisnnd mid the
one altogether lovey" is something I don't
know about the law.
And now the Press Association is here
ready to prove the newspaper editor
the great figure of the times. Each o.cyou
has a praising trumpet by his side not
visible to the physical eye, I admit,
but there nevertheless and he is
ready to blow it. long and loud
proclaiming that we are the lend
ers of men. 1 used to wear a trumpet of
that kind, but I took it oil' and threw it
away sometime ago. Certain truths got
into my mind and llcrein worked disillu
siondrove out of it the egotism that had
induced me to believe that the irewspaper
editor was Archimedes, with lever and ful
crum, moving society. And, now, that we
are, as Col. Harlow asserts, tho nielders
of public sentiment the creators of pub
lie opinion is one ot the things I don't
know about printing.
Hut I pray you t.) not unders'and mo as
implying any disparagement of the Press.
I appreciate too highly its great import
ance as a factor in the development of the
capabilities of the human race. It is a
blessing to the world. It is often the voice
of wrongs crying for redress and of rights
demanding recognition. It is the tongue of
every interest of mankind. With it we
"Summon from the shadowy pnt
The lornii that unci have been."
It is a magical mirror that reflects
the present all the transpiring events of
every part of the bustling world. It Is a
mountain of prophecy into which we may
go and hilar whisperings of the wonderful
TO-HE. It is the wire ofawierd tele.
phone connecting the past with the present,
and ot which books are the ear pieces. Take
up this or that volume and tho
great men of the past will speak
to you. Across the wean of centuries that
are gone you mny hear orators, philosophers,
statesmen and reformers speaking as they
spoke in the flesh may hear them in thermic
cabins of the West as well us in tho grnnd
palaces of tho East, for the telephone of
tho press uns from the past to everywhere
in the present that books are.
Tho Press is indeed aircnr. Irmtnim..nii.i.
)ty in human developement. 1 do not take
issue with tb" Wct who calls it "the second
mk." Hut ii is powerful only Imjcuuso it
gives to great rmds seeking utterunco tiio
opportunity to speak to great aidienccs. Ia
itself it lias no power. It cannot, in' the
'""ids of the unthinking, bo made to utter
thought. Under the control of the weak
it is as feeble as u child; of tho fearful, w
cowardly us FalstafT; of tho corrupt, us
treacherous as Juda. Unfortunately tho
great thinkers of the time do not reach tho
public through what is known as the news
paper press; und it is lamentably true that
too many newspaper editors arc either weak,
cowardly, corrupt or ignorant, und that
some me h11 of these aggregated into a muss
of iiniiumeable immorality. Ofcourse there
is much great ability, sterling honesty and
unswerving moral bravery among newspa
per editors; but nevertheless the fuet re
mains that the newspaper is not what my
friend, Col. Harlow, asserts it to be. It is not
the leader of public sentiment the creator of
popular opinion. . .
The little gTeat inan goes to.., the little.
editor in his sanctum, mid suyi," .. .'-Don't j :-
the party will not tolerate such expres
sions." And the little editor obeys.
The really great man goes to the really
great editor, und says: "Don't; the jmrty
will not tolerate such expressiobs." And
the great editor obevs.
The voice of the public. Si'ys to the inde
pendent eiiiior, great or little "Don't; tho
people will not tolerati: such expressions."
And the independent editor obeys.
The fact is the newspaper is the channel
through which popular opinion pours its
great floods, and the editor.-, floating in
their little boats ol seif conceit, puddling
with their small oars, fondly believe they
are making the mighty current run. To
the mm on shore looking at them they ap
pear is ludicrous as Mrs. Partington wjis
when sic: attempted to sweep back with
her broom the swelling waves ot tho Allan-
Tin Newspaper Press is to popular opin
ion wtiat bis three dogs were to the prin
cess R'scuing youth of the fairy tale.
Tlu giants of the mountains bad cttrnVd!,
olf t'le three fair daughters of the King,,
and proclamation bad been made that their
rescuer should have the lairest in marriage
und half the kingdom. A youth of that
country, to fortune and to fame unknown
1-ir.ged to win the reward thus promised;
Imt being poor he was powerless.
One dav an old man gave him three won -
dci ful dogs; "Hold," who would hol.l
whatever be was desired to hold; "Tear,"
who would tear whatever he was bid to
tear; and "(.Juick-enr" whose sense of hear-'
ing was so acute he could even hear how
the trees and the grass of the lields grew.
And now, with his good dogs, the youth
began his campaign of rescue.
"Master," said 'Cniick-car,'' "I was near
a high mountain to-day and heard one of
the "king's daughters spinning within."
"Hreitk down the door of the mountain,"
cried the youth to his dogs, und he was
lie entered and greeted one of the lost
"Who has broken down my door'f " iouu.'u.
the giant until the mountain trembled.
"I have done it," answered the youth,
"und I will now break thee likewise. Hold,
hold him, and Tear and Quick-ear tear him
in a thousand pieces."'
The giant was torn into innumerable
fragments und the princess rescued.
Then another of the maidens, discovered
by "Quick-ear,"' was rescued, and another of
the giants destroyed.
And again "Quick-cur'' said to his
master: "1 have been on a high mountain,
und I heard within it the King's third
daughter weaving cloth ot gold."
"Hrcuk down the door," cried the youth
to his dogs, und he was obeyed.
The giant of the mountain, having heard
of the fate of his brethren, acted with cau
tion. He used fair words and induced thu
youth to bretik bread with him.
When the meal was finished the youth
said: "I must have something with which
to slake my thirst."
The giant answered: "Up on the moun
tain there is a spring which runs with tho
brightest wine, hut I have no one who can
"I will send nn i of my dogs," said tho
youth. "Hold" was sent, but did not re
turn. "Tear" was sent after bun. but
did not return cither. Then, "Quick
ear" was compelled to go after the other
two; und when he got to the top of tho
mountain it fared with him us it had with
them a high wall arose around bini ami
he was entrapped by the giant's sorcery.
"Now I will avenge my brothers," cried,
the giant to the youth,, "for thou art in my
Hut in that moment the sorcery was dis
solved, and "Hold" held tho giant while
"Tear" and "Quick-ear" tore him into a
And so the youth married tho fairest of
tho maidens und reigned over half tho
Popular Opinion has rescued nuinyof the
interests ot the masses from tho giunts of
old-time political doctrines, from the rave .
of superstition, ignorance uud tyranny, but it
did not succeed in doing sountil it got into it
service the gooddogsof the Newspaper-prees
"Hold," that holds to everything his mas
ter bids hint hold; and "Tear," that rend
to pieces whatever his master bids liim teur
and "Quick-car," that is aware of every
thing that happens, and even hears how thu
trees and the grass grow in political and
moral fields of the world. At this moment
Popular Opinion is in the third cave listen,
ing to the soft words of the Giant of (ion
cent ruled Wealth. Hut soft words cannot
save the giant long. By the sorcery of his
gold be may imprison the Press dogs, und
in confidence of his strength threaten pop
ular Opinion with destruction; but tho sor
cery will be ovareome and Ids power Ire
tnevablydcstroyed. Then Popular Opinion
will be' married to tho princess of the peo
ple and rule over all the world: and
"Wealth nr more nluill rent In mounded heap.
Hut mult with freer llirht. .lowly melt
In many ntri'iuua to fatten lower landn:
And llu'lit nlinll npiend, und mail lw llknr mau
Through all tho ncimou of the gulden year."
Hut you must pardon mo. This lias noth
ing to do with "what I don't know iilwnit
Lit lll A UUU K HUM"
urn detaining you unprofltnbly.
t "good-bye I hope, but
printing," 1 1
And so not
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