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Kttr llif riiri nf nil ili"H' ari-mir from Immir.
Wood, aud for llulunri.liiiir mul i.treiitln iiluit tin
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Huiln. Krvlie!ii. Teller. Sull Klic inn. Ac, are Iml
aurfarn iuillrnlluii of niu.nl plM-aM-j io.iI Dr. I.lml
acy'a Mood Searcher. Iiy tti rtfy Ilia the t Htim Mill
imr the fkln mill lManlllle tlx coiiitilcxlon. Sold
by til dniu';'!"!". $1 I1 perloU!.'. It. K. Sellers.
Proprietor, l"lttrlii r. Pa. lliircluy tirof., AK--iitH
ELLEH'S COUGH SYRUP.
Over l.ttWAiO bottlen notch II if lli niOMt plrii-iaUt
Mid iomlr remedy for Coiujlm. Colds, Croup,
Hoanineiia aud nil ih'ront nml Iiiiik dlHeanea. IIhs
krrg In una for hall a century'. HoiloM recommend
and irerrtlic K. J. K. Ywtman, l-tmj I'. ., III..
Mf: "llaaved mv two cnll.lren from ine grave.
A L. Hliprooim, of lialtluiorc. Mil., also anya: "It
Mil euni the worat conu'h Iminedtatnly." Ak yoor
drantiit or peneral atorekeoper for it and take uo
, Pricea. W.. and $1.(10 per bottle. Hend
tm circular. It. K. Heller Co., Proprietors,
MM.k..., I. Kardav Hrna . if cilia. Cairo.
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Back. Wk lueaa. Coated Toni-ni). eer and Acne,
ad all dinaaaea arli-in from a deran 3 aute or tho
i uui.-h Thiim-u Adumh. of Bit Handy,
atotlart'la doctor' bill in thin country. 1 K. K.
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: seller a run nava aaea ouiimi
fWlara A Co., Proprietor. Pltuboru,
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U. BRYANT, M. I).
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tMirtMUi St- and WmbluRtoD tooub, Cairo.
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OrTICIAI. PAI-KKOK ALKXANUKR COUNTY.
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MCDCiMiNofaiacauaidatttforCtly 'in'ufurer at
be caaulng city elation.
We are athorUcd to announce the name of Wal
tllL. haiiTot. aa a candidate for the office of City
TNaaurer, at the euNninc charier election.
We am authnrlr.cd to announce that Mu.kn W.
PaiutKu In acaodidate, at the enuin( city election,
far the ofilcs of City Treaxurer.
KnrroH Bci.lktim: I'leaio announce that I am a
randldale for the office of City Trcanurur, at the
-approaching city elci'linn.
Vr arc aiithorU.'d to auuounci W. V. Sciiuckkh
a canilldaie fur City Clerk at the approaching
We are antliori.'-d to announce I.omi I.. 1)avi
m eaudldaie for City Clerk ut the ensuing inu
W are autliorlr.e l to announce John 11. I'hillih
m ac.auiliiiute for re-election to the office of Cily
f.lurk at the ai,roarUlii municipal cleatou.
WeHUt.hnrieilinnnuiin(etliHlVii.u.Mi II. Hows
in a candidate for the olilceol City Clerk, utlhe ei;
auiaz (ilv eloi'tion.
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oeoture, V)-: lalnfiill, O.HU luch. ).
Serg't Slunl Corns. I'. M. A
Judge Miles A Gilbert, the father of
Y". B. and M. F., is still in the city.
There wps quite a brisk fall of snow iu
Nashville, Tvnni twee, yesterday afternoon.
Hon. J. ('. Willis, collector of revenue
'for this district, was in Cairo yesterday.
Comity Court, for probate business
vill convene, as stccoiiling to adjournment,
n thrtnoruingr '
Mr. Thomas Thornton, brother of W.
W. Thornton, Esq., of Shelby villc, Illinois.
as iu the city.
IJ.inwo-id'M "loliMlhe." published In
auuthvr column, is a poetical efl'ort of far
ui ore 4 loin average merit.
--Mr. II. A. Forman, cashie r of (he Du
iuoin Nations! bunk, will be in Cairo
to-day, 011 a friendly visit to acquaintances.
Miss I lie Green. Daughter eif Dr. Dull
4rein. ot Mt. Vernon, Illinois, is in the
4.ity, v'tsitiut: the family of her uncle, Hon.
W. II. Green.
Als.ut one hundred Mild forty negro
Loy kept up a continuous hurrah, in the
wicinity if Thk Bu.i.mx office ywterdiiy
'(ftcrnonii, over a Htneof base bull.
-M:v WitlM.nl will "preach" in the M.
X. cUiur'h to-day. and delivur an address In
'Reform hull this evening. A Urge crowd
will greet Iter on both occasions.
It has been definite!) decided by the J
ttepub'.icsn Judicial (ontral committii: that
fjtr it.'jiullicao pirtj wiil not muhc umu-
iiinti'i)H.ia view of tlio Jiiiiu clcctuiii. Hut
for Hits conrJiiMon, nil three; f tin; .liiilj,'1-''
to hi' i-ltc tcil, woylil In- HiiinofiulH.
-Qniti'ti iiil)i'r df horsest iniiiiy of
tu,IU rcitlly line mthitii'iH arc en route South
via lllino'iH mid Mit.sisjiiitpi t'riit rain. A
(iinsi.lcnihk' sliinucnt went furvvanl yitur
The yellow IVvit graves, left oiien y
till- clmpK who R-inovcil thu liodicit, have
bv.cn ru-tilk'il, umlnr tlif dirtftion of Hciilth
Oflk'rr Wuotcu. Iflht;ro arc any reiimin
in' unfilled, ho was unable' to tlml them.
, Wm. 11. Uilk'11, Eq., lias U'en sulTor
iiiff. for several days jmst. with neuralgia
piiins in the back, lumbago, rheumatism
or sonic other ailment that has a habit of
itiflietiug great pain. He was better yes
terday. Despite the chiluess of the atmosphere
quite a uutnber of little folks congregated
in St. Mary's park yesterday, and in a
search for violets, in ntaips and races upon
the drygra.su, and in the disucssion of lib
eral luneties, had a real, jolly time of it.
Collector Hodges returned to the
country, yesterday. He will make his
way direct to Clear-Creak precinct, and
collect from that point home, devoting one
or two days to each precinct as the needs
of the aituation may seem to require after
- Hon. T. W. Halliday, "the gentleman
from Aleiander," came home Saturday
morning, and will remain with his family
over Su'iday. He says the law making
manchiuerv of the commonwealth may
"grind exceeding fine;" but it certainly
grinds very slowly.
The railroad tstrip is now the property
if the city, and under the direct supervis
ion of the Marshal and the Health Officer.
It has, heretofore, been a place of deposit
for all the trash imd rubbish of the build
ings on both sides of it. Future depositors
vill get themselves into trouble.
Old Bill I'e was t rawling about the
city yesterday a moving pile t rags and
filth. His ulster Incoming badly worn,
he gave it away; he said, to a fellow who
needed it worse than he did. It seems,
therefore, that nobody can become so nuedy
but what somebody else, is needier.
- -A number of local occurrences, written
up for this issue, were laid over, in order to
get Mr, Oburly's speech in type, the MSS.
ol which did not reacti the oflice until after
8 o clock at night, lint tor the promise
made to our readers yesterday, we should
have delayed the publication of the speech
We heard a report, ou the streets yes
terday, that quite a number of leading citi
zens had held a conference, the night be
fore, and agreed to support the following
gentleman for alderman. Peter Saup, of
the First ward, I). T. Linegar and William
Kluge, of the Second war J, and Egbert
Smith, cf the Third ward. If other gen
tlemen were pesignated fr.r the Fourth and
Fifth wimls, we did not learn their names.
O'Leary, the pedestrian, who is just
now. exciting the sympathy of many and
the suspicions of a few, is personally well
known in Cairo. About six years ago he
spent several weeks iu Cairo, and canvassed
the city us a bible agent, and elfei-'tiog
lite, a large number of sales. At that
time he demonstrated rather remarkable
walking abilities, but il was scarcely
dreamed then that his fame a a pedestrian
would become world-w ide.
The great pedestrian contest in New
York, between Howell, Knuis and Ifiini
uun. is exciting considerable attention in
Cairo, among gentlemen ol a sputting turn.
Quite a number of bets have been mad.1,
HP.d the arrival of the afternoon papers is
watched for with much int. rest. Howell
seeirw to be the favorite, ulthough Knnis
finds tptite a number of backers, he score j
.is reported by the St. Louis papers of yes
rcnlayood: Howell 4'2S miles, "(
m and Ilarnman ((. j
--There v as 11 very fair attendance at
the U 'fonn club room yesterday afternoon,
on the occasion of the in. cling of the ju
venile tempi ranee "people,"' Quite a num
ber of ladies, mothers of the children, were
also present. The address of Miss Willard
was happily adapted to the capacity ot her
little hearers, who were not only interested
but instructed. The hearers of more ma
ture years, speak of Miss W. as 11 lady of
excellent culture, and a spcaki r of iindeni
-The party who may satisly the author-
iticet that he has buried the carcass.- ol a
tlead 'dog,' cat or either animal found within
the corporation, receive compensation
j therefor. Officer Woolen propose to pity
for no work of this kind, until he sees how
' w"" il ,MW P'rlvm.si. lie has found
.'.... 1 . 1 . 1 . . 1 1
ored clement, without the help of which
element the party could uot Parry m.ire
than throe State in the Union. It might
b;: well enough for the colored religionists
of Cairo to U'sr in mind that the efl'ort now
on foot, toouuet a law to lax church proper-
j ly is hi iieteordane.i1 with the programme
I prepared by Grant in 1H"Z, in' the expectn-
tioo that it would carry him into the prcsi
d.'iiey hi tH7ti. NoiUier slunld our colored
cltuteh uminben. tirget that a bill for slaw
it ta.uhurjh. pmpetty 1 aw p?tid'ui '..uibe
iiiiimats so siigimy covered mui ue cuuoi j wcn. p.p, Tin- nlliecrs in attendance
disinter Ihent by n single ki;;k. He would ! w(.r. ,j (. yj;s ,..? inspector: Win. K.
much rather pay fir inhumation -hat will j Murphy, chief deputy. Ckiro; An.ltew )a-.
convict the citizen who throws dead ear- Tiwin, eteputy. Cairo; II. J. ('ruin, deputy,
cartes on the streets mid commons, than to ,; u,n. Wm, .1. A. DeLancey, deputy, t
pay those who find them, tor burying them . j ,raia. , p, uU,.r deputy," Belleville; y.
-The Republican parly is rapidly (level- J 11. Cornell, deputy, Olney; Wm. II. Hypes,
oping its true inwardness toward the col deputy, Lebauoi,; A, W. Neff, clerk, Cairo;
Illinois legislature, that
elites are Republican me
is lending udvo-
iiers, and that if
it becomes a law, the re
ever il mav be, must uttali to thu ltupubli
can party, l'ass the
how long will it be b
roposed law, iimH
fore the colored
churches of Cairo are sol I for taxes? It is u
constant struggle lor the lAembem to main
tain their resjiective chut 'lies and pay their
ministers. Tax the chui .lies and the bur
dun will become so heavy that at Jlcast two
out of three congregations all over the
country, will be unable t carry it. Ah! a
vile set of frauds are those Republican
leaders. The only wonder is that the col
ored element didn't find them out sooner.
Eighth street between Commercial and
Washington is the center of the retail btisi
ness. The street is usually thronged with
men, women and childreu, buying supplies,
or passing to other parts of tho city. This
being true the Health Officer has expressed
a determination to have the street cleaned
up and then kept clean. He intends to put
a stop to a habit prevailing among the husi
ness men of that locality, viz : ot sweep
ing into the streets scraps of
rags, paper, apple-peelings, spoiled
vegetables, etc. If these things aro not det
rimental to health, they form accumUtions,
in time, that are unseemly to the flight and
have the appearance of nastiness. The
street is not the place for them. i
Wooten is constantly on the go.
Tho services of the chain gang have been
placed at his disposal in his work of reno
vating the city. On Thursday, it will be
recollected, he put under ground the car
casses of about forty dead animals, On
Friday he buried six dead hogs , four dogs,
one donkey ; one horse, onecalf, and secure
ly covered over one exposed privy vault.
Up to noon yesterday he had buried twelve
hogs, one cow and one dog. These carcass
es are found by him at different points out
in the commons. He will prosecute this
werk as long ns he can find anything to do
and then the citizen who throws his dead
dogs, cats, chickens, or what not upon the
street or commons will be made to take the
Dr. R. S. Bri.ham who lett thi city
two or three years ago and located in
Indianapolis, is now in Cincinnati, having
accepted the secretaryship of the United
States Home and Dower association. The
association is something after the manner
of a life insurance company that issues
endowment policies, and pays over the en
dowment lifter the payment of the second
premium. But. if anybody thinks that the
business is not of a character that works
largely to the advantage of the association,
let him dismiss that idea nt ouec. More
gouging is done now-a-days, in the name of
benevolence and charity than in the way of
business. We hear it hinted, by the way,
that the Dr's arrangement with the eminent
Dr. Mitchell, didn't '-1)1111 out' exactly as
Two tramps redolent of strong tobacco
unoke and engine grease, sauntered into
the Reform club reading room, yesterday,
uathcrcd the latest newspapers together,
set chairs at a table convenient to the stove,
took seats, spread out their legs, ?iuck their
faces between the pages of twei of the
papers, and settled themselves down to
make a day of it. In less than two
minutes from that time the same couple
might have been seen lounging down
Tenth street, angrily protesting that a man
couldn't be a gentleman in this town, if he
wanted to vaguely intimating that they
had never yet struck decent quarters or
associations unless they were promptly or
dered to leave th.'tn. Why iIi'h was so, is a
conundrum we leave for the reader's solu
tion. --Mis Phoebe Co..eils, the lady lawyer
of the St. Louis bar mi;' of the haiidsoiii- j
esi women of that citv. and one of the nio-t
jj. ((1' ,,(. (,,ntrv. !
(,,;iim, (1 u.,. ,,.,., T(l., ni.,. yMvil.
,1nv1,le," in Cf.c viile.' last week.!
The luiee of a.lmis ion u, v M cents, i
yet less than one hundred persons bought
tickets. To determine if it was a want of
merit in the lecture', or of the two-bits
among the people that was responsible for
the slim turnout, she repeated the lecture
the next evening, and admitted cve-rybudy
free of charge. The house w as jammed
and crammed with a solid mas of euger
surging humanitynearly live hundred
men and women crowding themselves into
a h ill that three 'hundred fill almost to dis- I
comfort, .Noavs a gentleman who we.s
U.V(, tl.s the truih, (fiayville never
1 a .,. Mittling tldn-r, id as she is.
i esteviiitv the revenue ; olliccru ol tue
thirtt-t r ith d strict .Illinois. Hon. .1. (.'. Wil-
; met in "school" in this city. A
protracted seion was held iu the inspect -
mid tlio iieeessniv instruction
Frank Spencer, clerk. Cairo; C. I'. Lin.ec,
guilder, Duquoin; .Iiiiiich L. Ellintt, store
keeier, Luii'inon; II. C. Laughlin, store
kepeer. Cairo; .'limes I. Tipton, gn'ier,
Lebanon; Henry Loflin, gauger, Cairo ; ,
M. Cain, ganger, Alton; L. W. Moore, .;mi.
ger, Belleville. During th day )r, .
Lancy, mi behalf of his brother oflieers,
present em . to t:iuet units, 111 on,, of his
ino f"!ieitous pn'he., a fmelj irK1),f
photgiaphic groujif nf the. o.'.cr, Mi,Vf.
j namrd. Ttr chwl' arwpfM tlr f,,,.,
414. A At
with thanks very happily expressed. At
night Mr. Willis banqueted his subordin
ates at the Flanters' House. There was no
speech-making, but tin; revenuers did am
ple justice to the feast. Col. F. Meyer, rev
cnuo agent, St. Louis ;v J. M. Raum, revenue
agnt, Oolconda; J. C. Fisher, marine sur
geon; Geo. Fisher, surveyor of the port, and
(Seo. S. Fisher, were the only invited guests
at the banquet. The thirteenth district is
composed of thirty-four counties, and under
the efficient supervision of Mr. Willis has
taken its place us A No. 1 in the first class.
Tue peculiar adaption of Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup to so many phases of throat
and bronchial diseases has rendered this
remedy immensely popular. Sold every
where. Price 25 cents u bottle.
OUEttLY'H HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH.
MADE TO THK I'lI'Il.H AM) A M MHKR or
VISITOKS OK THK ( AtllO IIKIU Bt'lIOOI., ON
I'KItlAY AKTKll.NOON, SIAHC1I 14, 1879.
We don't propose to deny that tho pupils
ot the High School, in their l.iood-bye to
Mr. Oberly" ou Friday last, gave expression
to what might be properly termed exag
gerated compliments of that gentleman;
but somethiug muH be pardoned to the
ardur of youth that allows impulsiveness to
sweep away the discretion that uses "goeid"
instead of "splendid," and indulges iu
rhapsodies when deliberate statement
would be better; and it must be remem
bered in extenuation of these compliments,
that Mr. Oberly has iu truth been good
friend of the schools, always ready with
kind words of compliment or encourage
ment. We have a right to say this much
in modification and explanation of the
High School's Good-bye; and take the
liberty to do so on b:hulf of Mr. 0. for
whom we speak, anil out of consideration
for whose proverbial bashfulne our tact
is now suffused with blushes of the most
After the "(looel-Bye" was read, Mr.
Oberly was aimpelle'd to respond. He bad
bes'u inveigled into the school room, and
was "of course"' taken by surprise-. It is a
surprising fact that this is true, becauie
the"-e surprise particv arc nearly always ar
ranged. llut.inthisinstar.ee, the surprise
was genuine. We say this in justice to Mr.
Oberly whose sjwh we give below. Un
der the circumstances he w.is compelled to
speak extemporaneously, and believes he
might have spoken more to the jxtiut it' he
hud been allowed at lea-t a little time to
prepare his off-hand remarks. However,
the speech, in the; opinion of Thk IU'M.k
Tin, possibly a partial judge, will "do.",
It will, we have 110 doubt, be rend with
pleasure by Mr. Oberly "s friends.
After Miss Wardner had read the pupils'
Good-Dye, Mr. Oberly arose, facing the
school, but in the rear of the visitors, and
Mr. Oberly "Really, this is a surprising
as well as 11 pleasant proceeding. 1 have
listened to your Good -Bye with some of the
feelings I imagine; a man falsely reported
dead must experience when he has the
pleaMire of reading a notice of hi own
death a lament of Iih own loi- written
by some partial friend."
Mr. Alvord. interrupting -'Come forward '
into the open spat e here, Mr. Oberly.' j
Mr. O. "Thank you; but this is as good '
u place as I could wi.-h to speak the few j
words appiirantlv deniande I of me on thi,
Social. - "Go forward." .
j And Mr Ob-rl-, went. Leaning em tic !
I co riier of the f.iiiiio, he continued : !
Mr. O. ' l was saying, when I was inter-
rupl.'d, that v.iiir GoodBve paper mis to
me my dear oimg friends, a Mud of.iiiiui
ary notice surprise. Il was till I of praie '
I cannot induce myself to Ih'Iicm- I am
entitled to receive. Il is true I have been,
am mid ulwayse.xpeet to be a friend of our
syshin of popular education, and 1
1 have take-n and still take not a little pride
in the public hchools of this city. But I
might have been inoie nel'ul to th".-e
schools, than I have been, and therefnre f"cl
rebuked, by your kind expressions, lor my
hickofx.i;al in matters of this kind. How
ever, I thank you for your good opinion
and sliull always cherish it in my recollec
tion. "With this 1 niiuht stop; bur may
neither inappropriately nor uiiprolltably
say (n this presence a few ivonU upon the
geliciul Mlbjel't of edllC.'lt'nn lllld ill lldvil"
and encoiiri.gemenr of the pupils of this
"When Ihe Ilev. Mr, Whit.iker came into
j 'he room this Ht'lernoon he brouuht witbj
turn a copy 01 uie la-t ismie ot the ew !
York f.liristitiii Advocate. I asked- no, t '
e exitcl in itcnii :it. 1 t.sk without tte
IKiliU'iii'Ss.of asking- p'MtiiiR-ion to gfuiee
over its contents. While fining so my cm- !
fell upon a poem headed: 'BattiiueiLs.' "
Here Mr. Oberly walked over to wliM-c
Mr. Whitaker was sitting nml not from
that gentlemen the cbpy or the Advocate
iibout, which he was speaking, uud opeuiug
it continued :
Mr. 0.- "Do any of yuu know who Duf
tiineus was b't. me in-k, after the manner
ot the schoolmaster, iisrmmy us do' to hold
up their hands. Pausing j What! not
one? Evidently your biblical education
m sadly deli-ctive. ll.iiughter. Bui them
nre many older and morn learned people
thsn you who cnuld not answer my que
-Wei!, lUrtlm!'tins uwn whr. Uml
Cll Irt. 1879. '
at the commencement of the Christian era.
He is spoken of in the New Testament.
He sat by the way side, or hesitntingj thu
gate of a city. Hesitating again, and
turning to Rev. Mr. Whitaker.J Which was
it, Mr. Whitakcrt"
Mr. Whitaker. "By the wayside."
Mr. 0.--"Well, 1 wasn't sure. You see
I turning to the school I am not ns clear as
I might be in my knowledge of the script
ures. Laughter.) My biblical education
was evidently also somewhat neglected
when I weut to school. Laughter.
"Bartiiueus sat by the wayside begging.
He had been blind from his birth. He had
heard all the sounds of nature, but ho knew
not what they meant. The voices
of father, mother, sister and brother
hud been music in ,iK curs, but he had
never looked upon a human face. He had
liste ned to the songs of birds, the rustling
of leaves, the rippling of water, the fall of
rain in showers and storms, the murmur of
the ocean in its unrest and the roar of its
wrathful waves; but he had never looked
at nature hod never seen the morning in
its loveliness, midday in in glory, twilight
in its Ix-auty or night with its splendors. He
stood in the darkness ot blindness wonder
ing. One tlay -so the book says the
Savior opened the eyes of this blind man,
and he saw saw the beauty of Uie sun
light, and of the clouds floating above the
world, audof the landscape with its woods,
fields, flowers, cities and moving lieings.
The change was amazing. I cannot de
scribe the emotions that must have flooded
the heart of Burtimeus. I do not wonder
that he followed, Jesus in the way.
"How shall I apply this f For what pur
posr have I told you of this miracle To
impress ujion your minds the great bless
iiis education is confering upon you to
show you how it openi the eyes of the
The ignorant lunri Is an intellectual Bar
tiiueus. He sits by the wayside of pro
gress and neither sees uor compre
hends facts. He is intellectually blind.
lie knows nothing of the beauties of
the world. He sees with the natural
eye but hi: does not understand.
'A primrose hy the rlver'n tirlro
A yellow primr..eU Ui him
And il If uo'.tilutf more."
Education gives to him the faculty of com
prehending. It opens the eyes of his mind,
and enables him to see greater beauties iu
nature than Bartiuirus saw when he looked
for the first time upon the glory ot light
and the wonders of the world. It clothes
every ubjer'. with a uow meaning. It exalts
the primrose into importance. It enables
'Fitiilinii-'uea iu trec. h.iol in the ruiitiln;; Sreokn.
S-rmoue In Btones, aud jjood In everything "
"Education even the elementary educa-
1 lion you are receiving in this school in
doing this work tor you, is opening your
intellect to a comprehension f facts and
things. The schoolmaster annoins the
eyes of your mind so that all the wonders
of the natural world, of government, of
science, of philosophy, of art, of literature
and of human nature may in good
time be made mauifest to you. Applause. J
He does more. He even teaches
those who have Im'cu blind from their birth,
as liartimeus, to understand v,hat they can
not see. and tlio.e who have never heard u
sound to comprehend what they e unnot
he;r. At .Jacksonville, some time ago, in
t'1'' asylums for the Blind and the Deaf and
Humb I saw the blind reading with
hands and hearing with their eyes;
and then I concluded that the se hoolmaster
was a miracle woiker th.it the wonder of
the wayside mir.U'l ' of the fir it cntury was
in a manner finding rcpetkion in the work
"I' tin- schoolmaster f the niuteeuth.
"From all this 1 have concluded that the
schoolmaster is the most influential if not
' th" most conspicuous personage of tin time
K mere influential thai the soldier, or
new -paper editor, or the paroti.
this country he is in fact
mould. r of public opinion,
bends the twie- and thus inclines the
. lie supplies tie- fountains that rim iu
i;..e. ..;......... i' .t ;.. . 1
iin.emcoei.sHomuidt p.cs .1. ooseur-
in. ami nnuming sv 11 into uie great river
ot the public mind on which float all the
hope, of the II 'public. "Let me make the
1 ballads of the people and I care not who
uiuikis their laws," said Beranger; but he
who hit a knowledge of the sourer from
which flow the public influences now moit
potent will not hcsiiiite in saying: "L"t me
ninke the school Ikiok of the people and
I cue mil who makes either their ballads
or their lnw." Il is true the ballad-maker
is yet powerful mid the law maker stromj-.
but th" si'.ho'ihiiacr i abroad uow. Hmlit
t ) h- who gives the the poll's voice
' mid colors th" st lUsmanV mind. He i,
us 1 hive -'i'uL th most influential person-
ui of the time: and that he tuny Income
to the I! 'pu'ilie the great blessing hemiht
bvcollie on ;h, fi be ill" .heart's desire and
pr.iyer of 1" i v patiiotie man ami aouitin
"Of coiirst- I cannot, in the fr Moments
I have tit my coinimuid this nf, rnooii, re
fer with even passing brevity to the many
duties and respousibilitii s imposisl upon
the Mdi(Hiltna.ster by his prof.s.inn; but. 1
tnust. fir your bcnelit, ia utiention let one
bad prsetice now too common among those
called, in itnsli'i:i phrase, UI' cilucatioaists.
To tench the ymmy. idea ms tt Hh(Hit
wrong is pi',. th i,,,,,.), 1 10 HU(K)t
ul nil; und it i wrMig lent hiug, penurious
j in its remits, io make the bos wid girls ot
.ur public sr hools belieu-thu't what is called
! education , t;lf sir,, M.(V raes)e from
I hf hard UW 0f Hie lower walks of life-
j How-tor, th w.,UUHrr nlurajionist leei
not fail, in tiny of liis ud
dresses to the schools, to im
press upon them this pernicious belief to I
give them hopes that can never m most in
stances be realized. He teaches the boy
that erne of the learned professions must be
his, and tho girl that the elegancies of maid
enhood and the luxuries of wealthy woman
hood must bu hers. He nevertells thu boy
that th(;re is merit iu excelling as 11 me
chanic, or the girl that she miiy bo com
pelled to earn her own bread by making
bread tor some other person. Aud yet it
must be apparent to the most cusual eib-
scrver that when education has become
universal when every mini and woman be
come educated men must still be bootesJ,
horses shod, beef roasted and soiled linen
laundried. It is consequently important
that you, the children of our public schooU,
should be taught that alt men cannot be
come politician and fill important
offices, or soldiers aud become great gen
erals, or professioual men and win renowu
and acquire great fortunes; that all wonieo
cannot afford purple aud fine linen or be
come great geniuses endowed with te
mission of developing "the woman of Je
future" who will toil not neither will ske
spin, but will stand exalted above the dire
necessity that now compels delicate hw'U
to do the manifold eluties of the house
hold. Sir,' said Dr. Johnson, 'while learn
ing is a distinction, the few who have that
distinction may tie less inclined tp work;
but when everybody learns to read and write,
it is no longer a distinction. A, man who has
a luced waistcoat is too tine a nun to work;
but if everylwdy had laced waistcoatd, we
should have people working in laced
waistcemts." All eif which is true.
And it consequently behooves you, my
young friends, now that you are putting to
the laced waistcoats of learning, to teach
yourselves that you must work in your fine
clothing that learning does not male
either the mechanic's trade or ihe laborer '
work disgraceful. I expect to live to see
the day when ttie man who works iu tiie
stone-quarry will be enabled to read the
history of the creation in the risks he drill
and blasts; when every man who labors
with pick and idemd w ill be enabled to
look up from the earth and using the
science of astronomy rend the mysteries ot
the skies; when the man who shoves the
plane or fashions iron will be enabled to
solve till the problems of Euclid; and when
the cobbler the mender of bad soles-will
quote the classics ns he drives the peg.
"But I must detain you and these visitms
"Permit tue therefore to say in conclusion,
that my observation of this sediool has satis
fied me you have acquired us much of tke
weluth of the mine of learning us is usually
acquired by children of your atie in te
best regulated public schools; but you may
be assured that oti have not obtained mere
than a glimpse of the great intellectual
treasures education has the ability to un
cover to the apprehension eif mau. And
you must pemit me to add, without offense,
that most of you are wise-r now, in your own
estimation, than you will lie when you have
grown 0I1U r and have learned the sud lesson
taught by experience, the stern schoolmaster
that strips from fact the? mantle of poey.
You are now wandciing very pleasantly by
the rivulets of learning overhung
by fragr..r.t banks; but, iu
good time, Education will lead you pin-t her
mountains to the margin of her great eiccaii
which will Mock your imagination by its
"Long ago - how many years ago I do
not cure to tell -I lived a boy by the Allc
gb. ny river; and, to my youthful mind, vt
was cue of tic grandest as well as most
beautiful of streams. The hillsnf Westmore
land, to which I hulked across the stream's
w ide cut T.'iit, scented to me what now the
Alps are in my imagination Y. t a Isiy f
I "ft th"o!d home aud lived for years by the.
Mis-issippi farther to th" south than Cairo,
and. travclintr. I kiw mountains swelling
t'n mi the plains and lll'tiii'i' their lieu1
j :,)(1V(. ,he elotid
But the impressions of
my youth continued to make the hills of
Westmoreland more imposing than the
mountains I had seen and the Allegheny
a grander and greater stream than Uie
Father of WaPrs. I returned to the old
home at last, und -lamentable fact! some
thing had worked disenchantment. I stood
among the old scenes and looked around
inc. 'Ihe Allegheny had become the
smallest of streams and the mountains of
Westmoreland had become dwarfed inlti
insignificant hills. You, my young friends,
may expect, in your educu'donnl life, .ui
experience not unlike thin, After ywi
have; wandered through the years, you will
look back to this time disenchanted, and find
that tho great streams of learning yon now
sec sweeping past you nothing but. little
rills, and the great mountains of erudition,
in the shadows of which you now stand,
nothing but nnt hills; aud, thus robbed of
all egotism, you will be compelled to en
chiim with the poet, as thousands have done
lit the past,
"Well hunt thou unlit, Alhcnia'a -Im-atam,
All that we know la how llttlu can be knowu.
"And now I bid you good evening; but f ."
beg to assure yon that I do not intend to
leave Cairo. My idwcnce will be only tem- ;
porury, and I shall often, even during y
short residence abroad, come back to see ,
nml gTeetyou." Loud applause.
TttM most assidious parental attcntioa
will frequently fail to prevent coughs, colds,
croup, etc. Dr. Hull's Cough Byrnp is a
most valuable remedy to have cinveniert