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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN; SUNDAY MOKMNC. AUGUST 24, 1M0.
J- II. BRYANT, M. P.
OFFIC3: EL'Wh and Wanhlngton Avenue
RBSlDENCK:-Cofner Nineteenth and Wash
y 11. MAREAN, M. D.,
Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon.
om 140 Commercial awnne. HoUUtico corner
Fourteenth St. and Wautuiton avenue. C airo.
J)H. E. W. WHITLOCK,
Office No. li Comnnvcial Avenue, between
jJiKbth anil Ninth Mreeu
jyn. W. C. JOCELYN,
D K NTIST.
OFFICE Kijrhtk Street, near Commercial Avenue.
NOTARY I't BLir.
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
OFFICE --Willi the Widow' and Oorplians' Mil
t ml Aid Society
ATTO It X K YS AT- LA W .
J IN EG Alt & LANSDEN,
A t to i ney .--a t- Law.
UFFK E-No. 11'! Commercial Avenue
MR METROPOLIS AND PADUCAH
The F.icjjant.Sidewlicel I'aam'tmcr Steamer
A. J. BIRD
l.eives Cairo every afternoon at 3 o'clock, for
Paducali. Metropolis ud way lawl'ini. r For
ri'.uiit or pai;e apply t0 A. -SILVER,
(JAIRO CIT FERRY CO.
THREE JqeSIbQ, STATES.
f la and after Monday, .luue 10, the boat will make
lii! following trip:
I.HAVKm I.KAV8 I.KAVB
Foot Fourth t M!ourl Laud'i;.' Kentucky Ld'y.
1 - 1 . - . 1 1
7 a. m. 7:'o a. m. 8 a. tn.
a. ik. !(::)'a. m. la a. m.
' 1! a. in. 11 ::U) a. ni. i tn.
J p. u. S:' p. ni. I p. in.
-:i0 p. ni. 5 p. m. 5::0 p. m.
H a. in. ':W a. m. 10 . in.
i p. m. !: )0 p. m. 4 p. in.
BARREL TK AND DANCE.
AND GROVE DANCE!
THURSDAY, At OUST at, 1ST!.
A day of amuHemeiit and fun nllvc. Kverybmlv
Invited to tome. Tile relelirated LI-'C'li'NEIf
ftTRINU BANK, of Pulakl county, ha been cu
lja'd for nuiau:. AIo Flyinc Iliitchtneu and other
atuuK'niuuM. Come everybody, and don't you
c M. RENN EFIKLI), PAT. SULLIVAN,
A..I. ALDiiN, JOHN IluDCKS.-
A 1.1. ADVERTISEMENTS In ihi eoliimn. or
five line each or Icon will be pabliidied fori")
o-uK'everv ItiHcrtion; :l month without change,
$1.00 per nmiith. Each additional line, t, cents,
.situation wanted five.
Fun Sai.b Separately or together, a ct of niuu'le
lLiriii'M), a new, hussy cushion and a htu'ay whip.
-Apply at Itulletin hin'derv. .lo: E llcnuK
HEAIHJL'ARTKRS FUR FIN E A Hell KVY (JOODS
Uo-. Arrowx. T irueli. Shooting (ilove, etc., nt
W. HENDERSON'S, Cotmnerclal avei.. u. cor
nerTwi ll'th tuwt
TROntorv brick liocr. eiL'ht rwnif. on Ninth
ftretit, oiipiilte Dr. JIunmun'H Apply to A. Mivrx,
(il Ohio Levee.
J)HOIus.Vl,8 FOR CLFARlSl) IIOAI).
l'ropoi-!i!. wii; I"' f 'C ive:l ilt.tll September l"t
next, for clejrini! load.rniiiiini.' Irom the (loiither
ly end of Hi1' appnui'h to new iron bridse, arrixv
Car lie river, up and iiiohl! anil near nni.l htre.nu to
the ( iilroalld Joiiecbovi) rend, aecordini; to Kiirvey
on tile in i county clerk' office, and it indicated by
i aii, nunibeied nial iliivru i very Inn feet iiloin;
fuidilne. To be weil cleaned iKi f'ct wide, uti $i
f'et la renter of which everytltitii! imi't he clcireil
Uelow thi' urliice i.f the immid. iind tuiv bnle
eaiiwd thereby ll'.leil ) lluil no oWtruetloiii
will b i nu-ed to eiii le- Hid" lii'tv he miole for
all or any ii.irtlou ot iid clearina bv fie nere or
rod Tllos. W. HAI.I.IDAY.
Chairiniiu Couii'y llivinl A I xahder t'oiinly.
t atro. Aujut 'Jlth, l-)V
1 l!Ul'()s.I.S FOR l!!'M.liN; NEW RRlIHiE
1 U r.K I. A Mi I Itl'.r.lv.
Iropo,il. to be tiled ttilh ouf.lv t lerk. will be
received bv the Ouiilv Beard ot Ah'xander I (ililii
lllinol until o'clock a. in . Munil.ie. Si'ptember
I hi. next, for lurniKhmi; all uiateriiil unit luoor
iiecnarv to build n new lii'ldiie our Lake "Creek.
on Cairo and Joueliorn road, in khiiic lcallcn hh
Specification may bo olitnliied :il office of under
ulcui'd, corner WariiliiL'ton avenue mid KlL'hleeiiih
Ktri.H't, In this city, or from Samuel Ilrlky Com
m!plouer, nt Klco, in (hi county
TIIOS W. IIALI.IDA Y,
Clinirman County Iloanl.
Cairo, in., Ana. n, lira
5 AND 10c I'OUiNTEItS!
TO THE TRADE ;-Thellve bulne men (d the
diiv ure ntnrtliiK thene (outliers. Wo nru the Orlil
nntor and Headipuriei! We have the olily two
Exei.c.iviiriand liN .lnblilnu llotieitln ""' s
tir eud lot l'aiHlei;tie mid loirtictilnr. wJ
JO AND 'Jij RANDOLPH STREET. ClllCAtlO.
Al.o and iM Cliaeticy Street. Roto
SPECIAL Itt'SlNKSS NOTICES.
'Iks Cents Wohtii. II you wtuit ti iicnt
miVMith tliuvt! fur teii cetitH, or h I'twliioniililu
liiur nit lor 21 t-.t8 or unytliino; clstf in
tin- ttihwu'iiU line rcini'inlm Die pltu-u to
to i Henry S ln. k Nu. 1 Cuiiiiiut
Anti-IU:i.M'm Pui(i.s-At tint lmil.fr
nil op of J. (J(.'0. 8tl'illll01HC, EpuUi MfCt't,
near Alcvundcr (.'ounly PmhU., Cnstunu iN
will flml u clean, cool rh, fimy cliuirs, nil
thcliity piijtcrn. clenn t"wvls, kern rnzoi-.
iiccomiiiotlHtiii),', t.kille'1 v.i knu'ii, nnd siit
islctory wotk, Prices: Slinvlni,'. 10
crtitn; lliiir-cut, 5i cents; Plnniiciointr,
25c"nt. Civ" Ii!:ti a cull.
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
KX1XKEI) AT TUB POST OFFICIS IX CAIRO, IL
l.lNOrg, AS SECOND-CLASS MATTK1I.
OFFICIAL PAPER OK ALKXANDKR COl'NTY
Only Moraine Ddjly la Southern Illinois.
Cairo. III., Auif iin
Time. Bur. Tlur. Hum Wind. Vtl Weather.
6:4i! a m '."i.ftl
tl:(i " sfl.si
3:40 " l.JS
K Lt. Haiti
.Maximum Temperature. T4; Minimum Tem
perature, T." ; Rainfall, n si Inch.
' W. H. RAY,
tiern'l Slur.al Corpu, I'. S. A.
IX AND AROUND THE CITY.
-Harry Hughes returned yesterday 'from
Hot Springs, Arkansas, buoyant and vigor
-All the popular brands of Hlcachcd
and fine Hrown Cottons at old prices at
Miss Ella Hrown, of Paducali, is in the
city, visiting the ,family of dipt J. M.
New Fall Prints will It shown nt
Stuart's popular Dry Goods house, on Mou-
Just arrived, new canned goods, th'
season's packing, nt Prttis & Uikd's.
Squire Nick Hunsnkcr was in Ca'co,
yesterday came in, probably, to see his
new grandaughtcr, Miss Gates.
Fancy family flour, cheap.
Pettis & 15 fn.
Mrs. J. II. Metcalf returned homo from
Crittenden Sulphur Spriugs, Friday even
ing, greatly improv d in health nnd ap
pearance. Ladies' and Cliildrens' Hosiery at re
duced price, t3 make room for Fe'l St ?k,
Among the recent signers of the Pe
form pledge we notice the names ot James
Powers, A. Galligan, James E. Walsh and
Try our choice sugar cured han
breakfast bacon and shoulders.
Pettis & IJmn
The sidewalk from the Catholic chf'ch
to Tenth street is in a wretchedly dilapida
ted condition, although traveled ns much as
any other section of walk on the avenue.
Royal Baking Powder, the best, at
Pettis it Bird's.
The principal merchants of the Sec
ond ward have hired Mr. J. V. Metrinian
to act as special watchman it their several
business establishments. Mr. M. is now on
Go and see the wonderful lwriruins m
entirely new lines of goods, which we will
place on our 5 and 10 cent counters, on
Monday, August 2.3th. Stuart.
It has been stigg ted that a pledge to
neither smoke wr chew tob:icco, lie placed
in the Eeform hall, where it will be ac
cessible to nil who may clu se to sign it.
A good suggestion.
"Catfish Jim" ctl'ected a matrimonial
alliance, hist week, so (puietly that he es
caped all the Hsustil ntllictions of newspa
per notices, chari varies, serenades and hollow-hearted
New Che lots, Press Styles in Ging
hams, and a new line of the popul;" Indi
go Blue Prints this week nt Stuart's.
The colored Masons, lead by a lr;is
band, were out on a parade, yesterday af
ternoon. The other band abrond was ad
vertismg the, last performance of Piriform
in tlie Theatre Comiiiu'.
-Samuel Fisher, who lives on Jefferson
avenue between Eighth ami Ninth, is lyino
t;".;e low of "pulmonary consumption." A
pair of his brother Odd Fellows now watch
by his bed side every night.
I)i"'ng the 215 days ending yesterday
morning the number of persons tried for
violations of our city "criminal code," was
fifty-three a fact that indicates considera
ble activity :,i I'iee circles.
The crowd of colored people thai gath
ered at the corner of Fifth and Commer
cial yesterday evening, was attracted to the
spot by a passage at arms between Flor
ence Column and her husband.
The New York minstrels have arrived
in the ciiy, and pitched their tent in the
vicinity of the Eleventh street school house.
Johnny Bowman, who is well known to our
play-goers, is said to be the leading manot
1 he troupe.
Miss Anna Davis of Columbus, Ky.,
who has been visii'ng Mrs. G, W. Strode,
returned home on the steamer City of
Vicksburg last night, accompanied by
Mrs. Strode and daughter, who will spend
a few dnys with friends nt Columbus.
The hint we hero throw out to the sa
loon keepers of the city, to keep their front
doors closed to-day and on each siicceding
Sunday, will, if heeded, save to each indi
vidual saloon keeper enough money to pay
fur The Bulletin a whole year. We know
whereof we speak. Look out!
Oar bridge-builders should not over
look the fact that our County Commission
er nsk lor bids for furnishing the material
and erecting a bridge; on the linn of the
Cairo and Jonesboro road, over Lake creek.
Bids may bo tiled with the County Clerk
until September 1st. Plan and specifica
tions can be seen oy calling on Comiiiis
sioiier llullidiiy, tit the office of the Cairn
Properly Trustees; 'r "p;i Commissioner
B:i'ev, nt Eit 'i.
Mr. Patsey Mahonf , cx-city jailer, has
opened tv family grocery on the corner of
Twenty-seventh and Commercial, and is
promised a very fair business. The Bi
i.eti.v wishes him unbounded success; and
if sipiare dealing brings patronage Patsey
will never lack for customers.
Four white boys were brought before
Squire Comings, yesterday, to answer for
having broken into Mr. Peter Cuhl's stable.
It appearing to the Squire that the forcible
entry was effected with no criminal intent,
he gave the boys a lecture, and turned
Alba's patent hair cutter is a novelty of
its kind. It takes every semblance of hair
that obtrudes itself an eighth' of an inch
above the surface of the scalp, and does it
so quickly that the customer has no time
to remonstrate. Married men who have
hair-pulling pets at home, think it the big
gest thing ever brought to Ca:,,o.
The St. Louis Times-Journal, of yes
terday, came to us in its usual Saturday
shape the largest paper sent out of St.
Louis on that day. It the, establishment
was sold at Trustee's sale as advertised, the
sale has certainly had no visible effect upon
the paper. It seems to be goiug "right
along," entirely unconscious of its financial
A regular attendant upon the LVform
club meet'ngs, and a gentleman who never
indulges in extravagant language, informed
us yesterday, that Rr-v. Mr. Muxwell's
speech of Friday night "did well enough,"
and that the Reverend gentleman proposed
to improve upon it. Maxwell wi' remain
in the city and take part in the meeting
next Friday night.
Observations on the ns'j onl fall of
the river nt New Orleans, La., will be taken
from the new river gau j recei.tly con
structed by the city engineer, con.uiencing
Sept. 1st, the zero of which is high wat r
mark of 1 574. It has been found that the
zero of the old gauge, on account of the
gradual settlement of the wharf to which
it is attached, is now one foot below high
water mark of 174.
Dr. Ranch received a telegram from
Memphis, yesterday, stating that during the
twelve hours ending nt noon, nine new cases
nnd seven deaths had been reported. His
dispatches from New Orleans were to the
effect that only two cases had occurred n
that city since July "'.'th, viz: a man, on
the 12th, who recovered, and a child that
died on Thursday last. At this time there
is not a single case in that cu,
Yesterday afternoon Mr. Glass ex
pressed a desire for preaching in the jail
every Sunday until the (lay ot Ins execution.
It would give him great comfort, he says, if
he could liear.a sermon everyday; but he
tears that n protracted meeting within ten
feet of the Sheriff's door might prove ob
jectionable to that officer, whose good opin
ion he is quite anxious to retain. Glass,
himself, is much given to psalm singing,
praying ami sleeping. His appetite, he
says, is as sharp as ever.
ILL. (ioodall, formerly of Cairo, and
known to our older residents, is publishing
the only daily live stock journal in Amer
ica. It is called the Drovers' Journal, and
is published from the Union Stock Ynrds,
in Chicago. Its quotation are used
y the associated press, and are
recognized as standard in all the markets
of the world. For his weekly jot". nil he
hns secured the immense circulation of HO,-
000 or :j.-,0(l) copies.
The colored Odd Fellows of the city
had arranged for a pinii,c, yesterday, nt a
point near the junction of Hie rivers to
which some admirer of th" "swarthy Egyp
tian" had iippiied the name of Logan's
grove. The heavy rain of the forenoon en
forced a postponement. The "grove" con
sists of a lew large eoltonwoods. millions
of little ones in the lrmof chappnrel, and
a limitless expiii-se of washed sand. The
constant breeze that sweeps over the po;,it,
and tin; grand view of tie.' ivo rivers, arc
the chief attractions.
William Moore, a colored man who
works !n "it; A -rtigton House, met a gen
tleman on the levee, yesterday, for whom
he had previously worked, and recom
mended lo him the Arlington as an emin
ent iy proper place at which to stop. Wil
liam not being foitfcited with runner's
license, was tn.-ested nnd taken before
Squire Robinson, who, in view of till the
circumstances, and the negro's deep con
trition, discharged him -a favor which
Williams wi'l be g.'atclul as long as h"
A mioried man in the employment of
otic of our railroads owed one of our citizens
a sum of money, and the citizen threatening
to giMitisheif the rn"roiid company, the
employe executed a chattel mortgage on
nil his household goods to secure the pay
ment of the debt. The employe desiring;
to leave the state, and feeling assured that
the holder of the mortgage would object to
the removal of the furniture, procured skill's
hurried the furniture into them, and yester
day evening pulled out. Ml of which con
st itutcsu little "sharp practice'' the employe
may have occasion to feel sotiy for,
About l oclock yeslenlay evening a
negro boy, probably foiirtei n years of age,
ran up to the side of a wagon that wns
passing n'tuvg Washington avenue, near the
Catholic church, and nttenihd to climb
in, His foot slipping, the hind wheel
knocked him down and ran oyer him, The
boy raised n territlic, howl, in tin .wit to
which the negro driver g"t j, ..,,,( ,,
joy in mo wagon and drove on. The bov
1 L , ...
Kepi up ins shrieking until ho wa9 driven
out of hearing across the commons. How
badly the lad was hurt, we could not learn.
The negro man took tho matter very com
placently, ns if it were tho natural condi
tion of a boy to bo in great agony.
A most remarkable accident was that
which befell young Koehler, last Thursday
morning, nnd it was quite- as painful as
remarkable. Ho repaired to tho slaughter
house about 4 o'clock in the morning, and
had commenced skinning n bullock that
had previously been knocked in the head
and bled, when the apparently dead animal
gave a most vicious and powerful kick, the
point of the knife striking the young man a
few inches above the heel with such force as
to sever or detach tho legatures. The pain
was most sickening, and the injury so. seri
ous that the young man had to abandon his
work. He is now going about on crutches.
The Cairo Jockey club holds another
meeting to-day, to discuss the feasibility of
a horse fair, a little further along in the
season. The increased attention that has
been bestowed upon stock in the surround
ing country during the past few years, war
rants the conclusion that the proper effort
and becoming liberality on the part of our
people, might result in a very creditable
fair, and a large turnout of strangers. Pa
ducali will draw to her fair grounds, on the
23th, not less than five thousand people,
nnd the entire expense involved will not
exceed fi00. We should be sorry to con
fess that Cairo may not do what Paducali
can do with but little effort.
Sixteen years ago John II. Gunn, nu
officer of the Union army, returned to his
homo in the neighboring town of Richview,
to learn that a mere boy, scarcely fifteen
years of age, "Inul been there while he'd
been gone." Instead of placing the re
sponsibility upon his wife, where it justly
belonged, Gunn searched out the lxw and
shot him dead in his tracks. The murderer
then lied the country and l ecante a wander
ing, dissipated vagabond. Quite recently
he made his appearance in Kiiiuiundy, Ma
rion (jounty. A capias was issued, lor h;s
body, nnd on Tuesday last he was arrested
and thrown in jail. It was a most damna
ble murder; but us most ot the witnesses
are dead and scattered, and as the boy's re
lations are poor, it is scarcely possible that
poor Jim's death will be avenged.- ,
Of the 300,000 acres of tillable lands
in Jackson county, less than 100,000 are un
der cultivation. The Carbondale Observer
is our authority for saying this. As Jack
son is as thickly settled as nny ol the coun
ties of Southern Illinois, it is safe to say
that no county in the West presents strong
er inducements to emigrants who would en
gage in farming and fruit growing. A
farmer living near Taylorville, in
one of the neighboring Wabash counties
Imrvested 700 acres of wheat this year, and
from the proceeds paid off a f 20,000 mort
gage on his farm, that had given him great
uneasiness. When wo reflect that onlyone
thirdof the lands capable of yielding such
returns to intelligently applied industry, is
now under cultivation, we have cause for
genuine surprise that thousands of persons
annaully pass Southern Illinois by to en
counter the countless hazards of the distant
West. The fact is incompiohcnsilile.
A gentleman in the city, Thursday,
who lived for five years in the vicinity on
Okolono, Mississippi, assured us ino.-t
sob innly that the leading Deinocratsof that
portion of Mississippi would not tolerate
the ravings of the "States," a single week,
if they did not know that any attempt to
suppress the concern would give it nddi
tionul power for harm, since such an at
b'liipt would bring increased support from
Northern Republicans, lie says that, but
for such support 'he paper would starve.
It rcilccts the sentiments of nobody, nnd
shapes its editorials with mi
especial eye to the damage
they may work among Northern Demo
crats. But for the Republican sheets,
North ami South, that copy its extravagant
and traitorous titterances.the "States" would
never be heard of outside of its own imme
diate m ighltorhood.
Jackson county, with her considera
ble towns, returns for purposes of taxation,
$.")() worth of diamonds mid jewelry. This
is not so much an indication of poverty, in
that plu lien 'er, as it is of success of the
people ill evading the scrutiny of the asses
sor. But take the returns from the entire
State, mid we have a like showing. The
men who are most able to pay taxes, are
the' men who are most successful in dodg
ing them, The poor devil who owns fifty
dollars worth of household furniture, puys
taxes on fill worth; but the luxurious
liver who treads on Persian carpets, lolls
upon plush tetc-ii-tctcs, and studies the
outside world through the openings between
real Nottingham lace curtains - the man
whosi! house furnishings cost him $'1,000,
thinks he will be ruined by excessive taxa
tion if he pays upon &I00. So, too, the
mechanic or laborer who owns a little cot
tage that cost him $100, is lucky indeed if
lie escapes paying on "iiiO; but the man of
money who lives in his palatial home,
that cost him $10,110(1, makes ''Rome howl"
if he is assessed for M.OOOf And the same
proportion hold goods if applied to all spe
cics of property that fall alike into the
hands ol the rich and the pour, Thus it
has always been, and thus it is likely to re
main. The poor man ulw nys lui, and until
our revenue system is subjected to a radical
change, always will, pay an undue share of
the public tuxes--betir mi undue proportion
I ! .1 .
of tho pullic burdens. Wc impute no dis
honesty or neglect of duty to our nssessors.
The power to remedy the evil to render
taxation equal and uniform i not in their
For the Sunday llitl'ettu.
THE LESSON OF THE FLOWER.
1.1 there one of our readers who lias failed
to noto the growth and progress of a (lower
ing plant, from its birth out of the earth to
maturity? If there is then he or she has
missed one of the most instructive and in
teresting lessons of nature's teaching. To
illustrate: We select a seed and cover it
up from sight in the coin earth, and leave
it to the tender care of Mother Nature.
After proper time has elapsed n tiny sprig
of green is seen shooting above the earth.
We watch it with interest, occasionally
watering it or tempering the sun's rays to
the right degree of light nnd warmth ns
they fall upon it. Slowly nnd gradually it
grows, throwing out branches hero and
there, which in time are tipped with leuflets
of emerald hue. By-and-by a little hard
green substance is formed, that develops
into n bud ; but although tie work -still
goes on, we have not yet witnessed the pos
sibilities of this tiny germ we planted; its
mission is not yet completed. The rain
falls, the sun shines, the breezes blow upon it.
Sometimes storm clouds, heavy and cold,
sweep over its tender frame, nnd it bows its
head in terror before the devasthig blast;
but it still lives; the bud swells nnd ex
pands, until it bursts its covering of tender
green disclosing a delicate shade of some
beautiiul hue. Slowly but surely its min
iaturo petal begin to open, deepening in
color, and sending forth from its heart a
cloud of rich aroma as an offering of grate
ful paise for lite and its unfoldnieiits. until
at last it culminates in a grand and beauti
ful blossom, to delight the eyes ot all who
gaze upon it. It has now completed its
mission, fulfilled its destiny, and has be
come a thing ot beauty and a joy to all
lovers of nature's unfoldings. As we look
upon its rich colors, elegance of form, and
gather in the scented sweetness of its life,
we may exclaim, "How calm arid gen
tle is the life of a flower no pain, no sur
iow or care to mar its loveliiiess!"
Ah, who can tell the struggles, the pa;us,
the burdens and anxiety the plant has had to
bear, t ie it could reach its present state of
perfection'; The storms and heat nnd
threatening clouds that overshadowed it,
we knew something of, but could the soul
of that loyal blossom speak to our souls,
what a tale of suffering, pain and terror it
might unfold, of the struggle it made for
life while confined in the darkness of earth,
and tho final throb of pain end anguish
that wrenched its tiny c II apart and
forced its tender head above the murky soil.
But in sprite of all the opposing elements,
it has received its reward in its perfect
form, its crown of glory.
And what is true of 'he plant is true of
humanity. The germ of Divinity the Soul
in other words, the Man, is implanted
deep in the soil of earth, covered up, it may
lie in darkness nnd cold struggling nmid
the murky, dusky conditions of lite often
sobbing in grief arid nngu'slt. Yet it lives
on, nnd puts forth all it feeble powers to
rise upward into light. It makes gigantic
efforts to overcome the darkness that sur
rounds it, and at hist, in seine wny, it
bursts the shell that confines it and rises
nbov.- the burdens that seem to weigh it
down. Hi to and there it catches tlic suu
shine of love through the overhanging
clouds, and feels the gentle biJath of sym
pathy blowing upon it, and in spite of ad
versity, in spite of pain, grief nnd anguish,
toil and disappointments the God in hu
manity continues to grow and expand, un
I'l it culin'nates its expression on earth by
put. big fotth clusters of blossoms, rich and
rare, which constitute the living attributes
of the soul "Love to God nnd man, eter
nal justice and iinc'versal peace." The
trials it has had to bear, have strengthened
anil developed the soul into new life nnd
beauty, They have drawn out its innate
sweetness ami glory nnd sanctified it for the
perfect life hereafter; they have crowned it
with fruition, and caused it to fulfill its
destiny. Then let us try to bear all our
earthly trials patiently end not forget that
bitter pain nnd sorrow, toil and care, are
but the pruning knives in the hnnds of a
Skillful Gardner, who is trimming and cul
tivating our souls, that they may befitted
to reach the full perfection of life.
Cairo, HI., August, 1879 Beatkicf..
THE GROWTH OF ARCHERY.
Ol'.U.AT INAUHUUAL MEET I NO OK ARCHERS AT
CIIICAdO, AUOUST 12TII, lli'i'll AND Urn.
From Frank Lellc' Illil-triited Newspaper.
Among all the sports and games which
are now in vogue in this country, none has
become more rapidly popular than that of
archery. During the last two years archery
clubs have been formed everywhere through
out the United States, until now there is
scarcely a city or town without its repre
sentative organization of archers. Being
one of the few outdoor pastimes that can be
enjoyed by both gentlemen and ladies, it
well deserves the reception and support it
has received from the social classes, and ns
its real merits become known it will no
doubt be adopted us the favorite lawn sport,
until young ladies will consider it r,s much
of nu accomplishment" to be a fine
archer ns u tine musician, nnd the
young man pride himself ns much on a
good hit ns a big run nt billiards.
' In England it has been the custom, with
a view of promoting a mineral interest in
archery, to hold annual tournaments, and
so popular have these annual meetings be
come, that now a great many ladies and
gentlemen coHsider it a high honor to com
pete nt them, ond immense audiences gath
er to witness tho shooting.
With the hopo of establishing a similar
meeting In this country, and with a special
desire to bring archery to the practical nt
teution to tho public, the leading archers
of the country, organized in the National
Archery Association, determined nt tin ir
last nieetingtolioldagrami'Bntional aichery
meeting in August. Chicago1 was selected
as the most appropriate place 'for such a
meeting, and thus, at White StocKing Park,
on the 12th, 115th, nnd 14th, the tournament
was held. The first day was devoted to
shooting by gentlemen at the doublo( York
round, and to shooting by ladies for the
National Medal forty-eight arrows a',
On the second day, the competition' for
the National Medals was -continued, the
ladies shooting forty-eight arrows nt forty
yards, nnd the gentlemen seventy-two
arrows nt one hundred yards. In the after
noon the handicap shoots t'ok place; the
ladies' handicap forty -eight arrows at forty
yards, nnd the gentlemen thirty
arrows at fifty yards. On the last day
the competition for tiie Na
tional medals was- concluded, and in the
evening the prizes were awarded. The
ladies' championship medal was won by
Mrs. Spaulding Brown, of Hastings. Mich.,
at the double Columbia round. Her grand
total was .VK The prize was a National
medal set with a solitaire diamond. Mrs.
Bee won the second prize, a Spanish yew
bow worth flOO, and Mrs. Klein the third
prize. The gentlemen's championship
medal was won by William H.Thompson,
of CrawforJsville, Ind., at the double York
round, by a gran 1 total of .140. H. P. Mc
Meehan won second prize, and Mr. Hull
the third. The team shoot was won by the
Wabash Merry Bowmen, of (.'raw lordsvi lie,
by a total of 1,. 10 1' nt the American round.
The prize wii, $100. The Highland Park
team took the second prize, fsij, nnd the
Depere ( Wis.) team took the third prize,
The scene on the ground during the t.-ur-nanient
was full of picturesque effects. The
targets ranged across the entire field from
east to west, ten in number; the neat green
protection fnr the markers; the blackboards
with their list ef'f scores; the bow-und-ar-row
racks wjth tl.eir finely wrought and
costly freight, deckel with bright ribhor.s,
and. finally, the groups of hulies and gen
tlemen, the former prettily dressed and
hung about with quivers, nifiy of which
were embroidered in beautiful designs, and
the bitter mostly habited in white flannel
all these formed a most brilliant spectacle.
After the shooting began it wa a constantly-changing
picture, as one 'nfter another
took position nt the score end disc'""'K,J
three arrows. First a stntureqte figure
would appear, then a graceful rie, then a
willowy one, and so on, ever sew. A cor
respondent says: "Looking apon the scene,
it was easy understood wh archery should
take such a strong hold upon the social
element. It is nut a sport in the sense in
which thut term is commonly used, but
rather more nearly what is expressed by the
word pastime something which affords
physical exercise and social intcrchangu nt
the same rime. This archery does, being
pre-eminently the out-door amusement of
ladies mid gentlemen, ns distinguished
from sporting and betting characters."
Earh y in the contest the targets nt which
the ladies were shooting became the centre
of observation, primarily, of course, be
cause they were ladies; secondarily, be
cause the targets were nearer than those
of the men, and the effects of the shots
could be seen more easily; nnd for the fur
ther reason that the ladies were making
more bits. As arrow lifter arrow punc
tured the gold or the red the fair archer
esses were greeted with an enthusiastic
hand-clapping from the grandstand. Be
fore the first twenty-four arrows
each were shot, a sharp rivalry
as developed among those who were
leading; in iheir score, and it became some
what n question of nerve ns well ns skill.
On the gentlemen's side, ownig to the im
possibility of keeping n close estimate
among so many, the outside interest was not
so great; but among themselves n keen
rivahy wns developed. The shooting wm
done nt ten targets, eight of which were
used by the gentlemen and two by the hi-
dies, the latter having the 'middle ones,
with the gentleman on either side.
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