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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: SUNDAY MORNING, JJNE 6, 1830.
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tXTKHKD AT TUK VOT OVl'ICK IN CAIllO, IL
LINOIS, AS eECOSl-CU88 MATTEtt.
OFFICIAL PAPUKOP ALEXANDER COUNTY,
XCrnoat IL Thteleoko, City Kditor
Only Horning1 Daily In Southern Illinois.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
. Noticot In thl coluniD, fife cent per IJa, each
A email gold locket, with pieco of chain
attached onyx scttiug. A suitable re
ward will be paid by leaving at this office.
The officers and members of above so
ciety are respectfully requested to appear
at their ball, Wednesday evening, June
the 9th, at 8 o'clock; being the regular
meeting, tor the election officers. By or
' der of the president.
Phillip Heim, Sec'y.
SOLDIERS' RE-UNION AT MILWAU
KEE. j use 7th to 12rn inclusive.
Tho Illinois Central railroad will sell
excursion tickets, Cairo to Chicago and
return, at $10.45 for round trip.
,. Sale of tickets will commence June 6th
and continue till the 7th, and will be good
to return until June 13th.
J. Joh.vsos, W. P Johnson,
Gen. Agent, Cairo. Gun. Tass. Agent.
NATIONAL HEPL'BLICAN AND
AT CHICAGO, .1CXE 2ND AND 9TH.
DEMOCHATIC CONVENTION AT CINCINNATI,
The Illinois Central ifailroad will sell ex
cursion tickets at reduced rates.
, For further information, apply to station
agents. W. P. Jouxsox,
; J. P. Ti'ckek, Gen. Pass. Ag't.
Tinted or cleaned by, the new liquid pro
cess, at J. Burger's. Old plumes can be
changed so that no difference can be detect
ed between them and the new ; an item of
economy for ladies to make a note of. Or
ders left at the store will receive immediate
attention. Tho liquid is also kept by mo in
bottles for sale with lull directions for its
use. ... J. Bciti-.EH.
" ' ICE KING.
To my old customers and us many n3w
ones who read this, greeting : I am pre
pared to deliver in any part of the city ice
of best quality and at the lowest possible
price. I respectfully solicit your patron
age and guarantee satisfaction. Ice box on
Eighth street, next to Bristol's, open at all
hours, day or night. Orders filled either
. from wagon or at the ice box.
The uudersigned will, on and after
May 1st, be prepared to turmsh our citi
zens a first rute quality of ice cream.
equal in every way to that furnished in
Chicago, made fresh daily, and furnished
, in freezer, from one gallon upwards; deliv
ered to any part of the city. This cream is
made by an experienced artist and canuot
tail to give satisfaction un trial. Orders
left at ice house, corner Eighth and Levee,
will receive prompt attention. Will be fur
nished at 1.2-1 per gallon in quantities from
one gallon upwards. Robert IIewett,
INTERESTING TO FARMERS.
Farmers and all others in making invest-
;' meuts or purchases are always gladto know
where and how they can do tho best. If a
fine buggy or draft harness is wnnted,
; ' manufactured from the very best material,or
good saddle for either man or woman, or in
fact saddlery or harness of any description,
the largest, newest and most complete stock
will always be found at Wm. Lcdwio &
Co.'slSl Commercial avenue; also a full
stock ot curry combs, brushes, bridles, hal
ters, harness oils, whips, collars, hames,
r atraps, lines, buggy cushions.
ELECTRIC VAPOR BATHS.
Are you suffering from rheumatism, neu
ralgia, dyspepsiu, catarrh, scrofula, consti
pation, nervous debility, female complaint,
or any chronic ailment"? If so, do not l'nil
, to try the Electric Vupor Baths. They will
afford you prompt and speedy relief. Call
.," and obtain names of prominent citizens
whose health has been greatly benefitted by
their use. These baths are given daily at
the office of Dr. Marean. No. NO Commer
cial aveoue, betwson Eighth and Ninth
streets, Cairo, Ills.
ICE! ICE! PURE LAKE ICE!
F. M. Ward will ejiter the field again
this seiwon, with his ice wagons, and will
be prepared, as formerly, tn furnish pure
lake ice, in any part of the city, every day,
in any quantity desired. The fact that he
will give the business his personal super
risi'in, furnishes a guarantee that his pat
rons will be promptly, faithfully and satis
factorily served. j
"Few ov the Ills ok Life" are more
prevalent and distressing than bilious dis,
orders. The symptoms are low spirits
want of energy, restlessness headache, no
. appetite, sallow skin, costivem and other
." ailments which howi th liver is in the
proper way to d it is to use "Dr. Swayne's
Tar and Sanisparilln Pills." Their effect
on the liver and ll'Kd is wonderful, re
moving pimples mid all eruptions, leaving
the complexion fair mid fresh as in youth.
. Price 23 rents a box of thirty Pills, "or five
boxes fer 1.00. Sent by mail on receipt
' or price. iy Dr. Hwuvw & 8on, 330 North
Sixth street, Philadelphia. Sold by all
; ' From this lien. There is perhaps no
;!i tonic offered to the people that possesses as
: much real intrinsic value as the Hop Bit-
tsn. Just at this season of the year, when
""v.e atoinnch need nn appetizer, or the
.3od needs purifying, tho cheapest and
remedy is Hop Hitters. An ounce of
-vention is worth a pound of cure, don't
.nutil you are prostrated by a disease
I tmaytaKO months lor you to recover in.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In those columui, ten ctnts par line,
Mrs. Keifer and children, who have
been absent from tho city for several weeks,
The army worms are reported doing
great damage to the wheat in some per
tions of Jackson county. ,
Judge Harker has purchased a five
thousand dollar residence in Carbondale, of
which ho will soon take possession.
A promenade concert under the aus
pices of the W. C. and L. A., will be given
at Hartman's hall, Thursday, June 17th.
Street Supervisor Fred S. Smith, will
enter upon the discharge of the duties of
his office- to-morrow, collecting street tax.
In another column this morning we
publish a letter from Mr. J. B. Mayham, of
Murphysboro, which is of general interest.
Cherries, raspberries and dewberries
are beginning to assert their rights. Next
comes the blackberries, the tramps de
The churches, all of them, will hold
out the usual attractions to all to-day
all our ministers ot the gospel being at
There is a change of time in the ar
rival and departure of the ferryboat Three
States. For particulars consult the card
Twenty dollars have been put up by
the Comique nine ana Delta base ball
clubs, for which they will play a match
game Tuesday next at Locust grove.
The Cairo air seemed to be in sympa
thy with the political atmosphere at Chi
cago yesterday. Wind and dust made
things very disagreeable to pedestrians and
-Pulaski Patriot: "Hon. John II. Ob-
erly is looming up as the Democrats can
didate for governor. The Democrats have
no better material in the state than Mr.
Johnny Feith is a bold fireman, ne is
a Hibernian. The company has delegated
two men to take care of him whenever
there is a fire. . It is their duty to see that
he does not get lost.
Alexander county will have a good
delegation iu the'state convention. Judge
Green, Hon. T. W.IIalliday and Mr. J. U.
Mulcahey are all used to the business, and
will be sure to attend.
Mr. Patrick Clancy yesterday morning
commenced the improvements on his levee
building, which he has for some time con
templated. They will be extensive, sub
stantial and handsome.
The ladie9 of the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union propose to treat our
people to some of the best Chicago ice
cream ever brought to this city at ten cents
a dish on the evening Thursday next.
Stuart's popular and reliable cash dry
goods house, will offer during the coming
week, some extraordinary bargains in all
classes of summer goods, in order to reduce
stock. Come and see what our hard cash
Mr. Richard Fitzgerald made an ex
cellent chairman in the recent Democratic
convention. He displayed all the qualifi
cations of a lair parliamentarian and dis
posed of the business as it presented itself
with dispatch and satisfactorily to all.
Special notice: Having unloaded all
our early purchases we are now taking ad
vantage of the recetit decline in goods, and
are offering our entire line of dry goods at
tutc-boom prices. These re facts worthy
of consideration. Sti akt.
Health Officer Orr reports everything
lovely. Ho experiences no trouble with
obstinate people everybody complying
willingly and unhesitatingly with his re
quests, and many adapting the plan sug
gested by the new ordinance concerning
Mr. Mike O'Donnell has also come to
the front as a good judge of what the seek
ers after comfort stand in uecd of. He
has adopted the patent fans in his saloon
and now the gentle zephyrs play sooth
ingly around the feverish brow of those
who seek bis bower.
The latest dispatches from the Chicago
convention, received after 11 o'clock last
night, conveyed the intelligence that Win
dom, Blaine, Grant, Sherman, Edmunds
and Washburne had been placed in nomin
ation. The convention then adjourned un
til ten o'clock a. ui. Monday.
Maggie Henry and Mary Lee conduc
ted themselves in a disorderly manner, on
Ohio levee, yesterday, aud were arrested by
Officer Schuckcrs. tried by Justice Olmsted,
and fined teu dollars and costs each. A
failure to pay the same caused them to be
sent to the calaboose for fourteen davs.
Mr. Louis Petry and wife were yester
day summoned to appear before Justice Os-
born on a warrant sworn out by,,Elizabeth
Fitzgerald,charging them with abusing her
iu a Zantippian manner. Theyboth com
plied with the summons, plead guilty, and
were lined five dollars and costs each.
We publish on our second page, this
morning a letter trom Dr. W. R. Smith, Jr.,
which was written at Pike's Peak and
received Ly his father, in this city, a few
days ago. Although somewhat lengthy,
the letter is by no means tiresome and will
be read with interest by all of his triends
who are legion.
Messrs. Smith & Brtnktneyer are mak
1 lng some very desirable improvements
upon thoir property oa the corner of Eighth
street and Washington avenue, occupied
by Messrs. Pettis & Bird. They are recon
structing the out house upon the now plan
adopted by the city council some time ago,
and building a new wood shed, etc
The Charleston Courier Gazette says
"Hon. John H. Oberly of Cairo is protnin
ently spoken of as a candidate for governor
of Illinois, on the Democratic side. Mr
Oberly is in every way fully qualified and
our ' neighboring state would be safely
guarded by him were he to be nominate
From the last issue of Barton's Free
Press, we see that Mr. Barton has beea
convinced that Thomas is the coming man
tor congress. He has during the past few
weeks dealt "our member" some very heavy
blows but being in need of means.he permit
ted our M. C. to convince him with such
"arguments," we presume, as will relieve his
wants tor the time being
Persons who are under the necessity of
getting or sending mail through the post
office here after dark must be supplied with
their own light. The appropriation for
light and water, having run out on the
12th u!t, the building becomes enveloped
in darkness as the sun sinks behind the
The picnic given by Mr. P. H. Saup,
and others, at Unity day before yesterday,
was well attended, especially by the coun
try folks in the vicinity of where it took
place. The gathering is said to have been
large frolicsome, yet orderly. Dancing and
refreshments were among the chief sources
Our city clerk was among the many
who voluntarily faced danger at the recent
conflagrations that occurred in this city.
He ruined two suits of clothes one at the
levee fire and another at Friday's fire. His
inborn modesty would, of course, prevent
him from accepting an appropriation, cover
ing his losses, from the city council.
It having beea duly uoted by the wide
awake ladies of the Woman's Christiau
Temperance Union that our firemen are
considerably exhausted after having been
in attendance upon a fire, they have organ
ized themselves into a "fire brigade," with
Capt. Williams as the chief commander, for
the purpose of furnishing our zealous tire-
men with ice water or hot coffee.
Jno. E. Park, the downtown cooper,
was yesterday arrested upon a peace war
rant, sworn out by Mrs. Mary A. Calvin,
and appeared before Justice Olmsted for
trial. Mrs. Calvin claimed that Mr. Park
had, at divers times and places, threatened
her with his venance, etc. The evidence
was patiently heard by the justice, but it
proving insufficient, the defendant was not
Our mayor returned from his visit to
Chicago a few days ago, but at the present
time our people are yet in the dark as to
his opinion concerning the
action ot the council in
reference to the reconsideration of the vote
which confirmed Justice Robinson as chief
of police. Nothing has escaped him con
cerning the matter and doubtless nothing
The other day while the little child ot
Mrs. E. C. Ford was playing in the yard,
back of her residence, a strange dog made
his way into the yard and, without provoca
tion or warniug; bit the child. The wound
inflicted has an ugly appearance, and is
causing the parents considerable uneasi
ness. Dogs of this kind should not be tol
erated in our midst without a muzzle, even
thou 'h tiie tax be ten times paid unon
them. Their souls are ripe for aaohter
world, and their bodies would do well as
fertilizers of the soil.
The Cairo public schools closed day
before yesterday, and will remain closed
during the heated season. The attendance
during the past term was large aud spoke
well for the management who exerted
themselves to make the school room attrac
tive to all who attended. The wholesome
inlluence which our schools exert in this
community is incalculable, and is by no
means less now than it has been in former
Our grunt public nchoo'.s may their Influence
I'util Htutrtumen use gnmmar and dances are deutt,
i urn u uuu iinn Buy. iu imo imiq fir me irei-,
'Keidmie" for "tie did," or "In her" for " 'tl
The wind that had been blowing mod
erately nearly all day yesterday, gradually
increased in force toward midnight. Some
hours before, clouds began to gather and
fitful flashes of lightning occasionally
warned us of an approaching storm. At
this writing the wind has changed to al
most a hurricane; heavy rain falls with a
noisy splash all round; sheets
of flame shoot forth from the sky, and
momentarily break the heavy vail of black
ik ss that hangs over us, while air and earth
shiver with tho awful roar of the elements
of the air. But nevertheless, we are calm
and feel that many of our readers, uot ha.
ing been aroused tnm their peaceful
slumbers by the aforesaid war of elements,
will read this item with surprise.
The contest for the R;publicaniiomi
nation for representative in this district
promises to be exceedingly lively. Jude
Bird and II. II. Black, of Cairo, Mr. Nes
bit and Tom Phillips, of Union, are all as
pirants, aud each believes that his claim is
just a little bit butter than the other fel
lows'. The colored portion of the delega-
tion from this county will iasUt thaMMgetj'nlep'irtmcnt, 116 of the 240, nearly one-
Bird has a. better claim tlian Mr. Black,
ana .i tney are not careful neither Mr,
Black nor Bird will be nominated. While
Republicans do not care for black Republi
cms further than to use them as voters, and
henco we expect to see Union and Jackson
counties job forces and give tho nomina
tion to either Nesbit or Phillips.
But one drunk was chronicled on the
docket of Justice Olmsted yesterday, and
that was against one Richard Grace, who
had been arrested by Officer Schuckers,
Tho officer, even before he had caught sight
of Richard, had recognized his voice as
part aud parcel of a drunken man. When
approached by the officer Richard attempt
ed to go through the leg stretching busi
ness, but his attempt proving a lamentable
failure, he was assisted therein by the offi
cer and confined in the city iail. After he
had become sufficiently sober for trial,
Justice Olmsted fined him two dollars and
costs, which bo paid, and Richard wn
There are many people who are firm
believers in the ability of Venor, the Cana
dian weather prophet, to almost always
prognosticate tho weather correctly, and in
view of this fact we publish his last pie-
diction : "I believe," ho says, "that Juue
will be an intensely hot month on the
whole, but the end of the preseut month,
and probably the first of June, will be
fall-like, with frosts again. July will bo a
terrible month tor storms, with terms ot
intense beat, but another fall-like relapse,
with frosts, will in all likelihood occur a
few days before the 20th. I fear the
storms of thunder and hail will be of un
usual severity during July. I must claim
the verification of my prediction relative to
a cold wave with frosts over a large portion
of the United States between the 10th and
15th of May. The relapse toward the close
of the present month will be more severe
than that just past."
The Pulaski Patriot is illy pleased
with the manuer in which the decoration
exercises were conducted at the Mouiid
City cemetery, Saturday before last, and ex
presses itself as follows : "Heretofore it has
ways afforded us pleasure to give. an ac
count ot the decoration exercises at our
beautiful national cemetery, but this year
we mention the occas'um with sorrow. The
lay was intended to be one of great sol
emnity, wnen those desiring could gather
together and in an appropriate manner and
lo honor to the heroic dead. But we regret
to say that such is not the case here. When
one sees a score ot stands presided over by
yelling maniacs, crying out their wares,
howling mobs of drunken men quarrelling
and fighting, and a clown of fifty years ex
perience delivering the "oration" and
cracking coarse jokes over the graves of tiie
thousands of dea 1 soldiers, it is about time
to call a halt and either abolish the ob
servance of the diy or make some' radical
reforms." Not having heard Col. Rice's
oration, we are ignorant as to whether or
not the charge made against him above is
true. We know that the Colonel
had but little time for preparation, but that
even without preparation he is capable of
sayinii some very pretty and appropriate
things, and are strongly inclined to believe
that he had sense enough to say only that
which was appropriate.
A petition, praying that the city coun
cil put the drive of St. Mary's park in a
good condition and that the city secure the
services of a boy, whose duty it shall be to
attend to the gates of the park from three
or four o'clock in the afternoon until about
seven o'clock in the evening, was yesterday
circulated and received quite a number of
signers. The drive in the park is at pres
ent quite uneven an 1 has therefore been al
most entirely abandoned by pleasure
seekers. Certainly there is no
reason why this, the only
pleasant drive we have, should not be kept
in a good condition. The expense of put
ting it in a good condition now, will bj
very small, but if it is neglected much long
er will cost a great deal more, and should,
therefore, have the attention of the city au
thorities at the present time. This city has
not so many attractions that it can afford to
lose any one of them. Within the last
year quite a large number of our citizens
have become the owners ot fine teams.
They have purchased these, of course, with a
view to the health and pleasure to be
derived from a pleasant ride in a
carriage, behind a. spirited horse.
If our park drive, and other drives,
are kept in good repair the number of
these fine turnouts will increase. If they
are neglected the number will decrease
aud pretty soon we shall see very few if
any of them. People don't care to rido for
pleasure over rough and muddy roads, and
the city should see to it that they especi
ally tho park drive are kept in a condition
creditable to tho city. Tho expenditure of
a littlo money and the exercise of season
able care urn all that is required to keep
the drive io. first-class condition.
The latest catalogue of tho Southern
Illinois Industrial university, located at
Carbondale, Jackson county, contains con
siderable information of interest to the tax
payers of tho state not the least of which
is the pleasiug evidence that the effort of
the statu to educate the youth ot Jackson
county' is meeting with gratifying sucecs0,
The summary of students attending during
the years 1871) -80, shows a total of 0S8; of
these 143 are the normal und 240 in the
preparatory department. Of the students
in the normal department, 41 of tho 148 are
from Jacksou county. In tho preparatory
half, are also fortunate enough to be res
deuU of the favored county ot Jackson. To
THE PALACE CLOTHING HOUSE.
Will, for the ifext ten days offer extraordinary bargains in
Of which they have just received one of the
Ever brought to this city.
Tlu'ir Stock of
Dollar Lace Undershirts!!
Is large, of the BEST QUALITY and are meeting
with a large sale.
This house secures the Latest Styles of all goods as soon
as they are out, and since their sales are quick, their stock
is always fresh and stylish.
REMEMBER THE PLACE,
!No. 108 Commercial Avenue ISTo. 108
summarize, 137 ot the OSS are from Jack
son county, and 1)1) of the 137 are from the
city of Carbondale.
The other day the Chicago Tribune
reported the f.ict that Hon. Jno. II. Oberly
had called upon Mayor Harrison, of Chica
go, and had talked over the "political sit
uation"' with that gentleman. This, while
it was doubtless true, was an msigniticant
occurrence, but the "mere mention" of it
in the Chicago papers was sufficient to pro
duce, what a dispatch from Springfield to
the St. Louis Kepublicau terms "the latest
suggestion" as to the state ticket of Illi
nois. The ticket suggested is as follows:
For governor, Carter II. Harrison, of Cok;
for lieutenant governor, John H. Oberly, of
Alexander; for secretary of state, Alfred
Orendorff of Sangamon; for auditor, II .
Starkel, of St. Clair; tor treasurer, M. M.
Pool, of Gallatin; for attorney-genera!,
Charles Dunham, of Henry. 'This ticket,"
says the dispatch, "is situ ited right geo
graphically.being as well distributed as the
number of places will permit, and is com
posed of vigorous, able and active Demo
crats. It certainly possesses unusual ele
ments of strength. No doubt places have
been assigned gentlemen in the above tick
et which, if their individual preferences
were consulted, are not what they desire;
but the feeling among the Illinois Demo
crats, as far as it can be ascertained, is that
personal likes and dislikes of candidates
will not be considered by the convention.
Men will be selected for places en the tick
et whom it is believed, after a full and free
consideration of their availability, are the
best fitted for the position and can poll the
most votes. The time has arrived with the
Illinois Democracy when dre-u parades and
compliments to individuals must gi way
to earnest and successful work.
A REMITTANCE ACKNOWLEDGED.
The below letter, leceived by Mr. M. J.
Howley a few days ago acknowledges the
receipt of the money sent to I'.oxommon,
for the relief of the poor of Ireland some
time ago :
ltoxoMMQN, May 10th, lSO.
(jKSTI.emkn: Owing to an oversight on
the part of ot;r secretary and the present
confusion occasioned by the parliamentary
elections wnich recently took place here,
your esteemed letter, conveying a draft for
Hi 10s toward the relief of our suffering
poor, has been so long unacknowledged,
for which I beg to offer my best apology.
For your kind and generous contribution
we feci deeply grateful to you and to all
our benefactors in Cairo. Thanks to the
prompt atul noble charity of our American
friends we have been able to save the homes
of our poor people hitherto, and we trust
they will continue to give us n helping
hand until the new crops come in in Sep
tember. We have at present and will have
during the next three trying months, 4:j'.
families on our relief list, nearly all in
Very respectfully and truly yours,
Chairman Roxommon northern relict com.
A LETTER FROM J. B. MAYHAM.
IN WHICH IIB ADMITS A UMIIT IS AT.BXAX
DKIl COUNTV, KCJIAI. WITH THAT OK JACK
SON COCNTV, T I'llESKNT A CANDIDATE
KOIt THE STATE SENATE.
Mliumiysdoik), III., June 2d, 1880.
In your issue of June 1st some items ap
pear referring in various ways to the sub
ject of state senator from this district. My
name is not used nor is any sentiment of
mine appeased by nny unfavorable allusion
to the apparent choice of Jackson county
for that office. It may bo true (and doubt
less is) that the choice of tho Jacksou
county convention does not meet with the
most hearty response of npproval by all of
our Democrats, but in justice to myself I
disclaim all sentiment disapproving the ac
tion or expression of our county conven
tion. My faith in ami fidelity to Demo
cratic principle (as governing my political
action) has always overshadowed private
considerations and' aspirations as well as
tho faults or past missteps of others. I
wash my bauds of all these insinuations
and at the same time admit a right in
Alexander equal with that of Jacksou to
present a candidate for the state senate.
Knowing full well it has abundant material
and not doubting the wisdom ot its people
to make selection
J. D. Matuam.
LOOK AT THIS
List ot special bargains offered at
Stuart's, now the largest retailer of dry
goods in the city. Fifty pieces India lawns
choice styles, colors warranted, only 8
cents per yard. One hundred dozen ladies
hose, 5, 8, 10 and 1 2 cents, special
bargains. Oue hundred dozen men's hose
5. 8, 10 and 12, special bargains.
Twenty-five dozen ladies' plain balbrigin
seamless hose only 20 cents. Good article
bleached cotton, 8 and 10 cents. See our
gents' gauze underwear at 23 cents. Elc
g tnt line of gents' furnishing goods low'
down. We solicit a visit of inspection and
guarantee satisfaction. Stuart.
Kor the Sunday Bulletin.
Ti! me, o'j, vi-ry heart
ThroMcni la my clitn tire-,
I third a p!ce oa earth
WbiTe mort!lty cu ret?
It has truly been said that there is no
rest on earth. When once launched on
life's troubled :.sens there are storms and
winds and waves to buffet until the voyage
is ended and the anchor is dropped iu the
harbor of immortality. Infancy has its
troubles and sorrows and so has advanced
childhood and youth. The strength of
matuiity is by nu means free from trouble,
nor is old age, however green and pleasant
it may be. The first station in the journey
of life is reached in childhood; but how
restless is the child, and what longing it
has for youth; and when youth with all its
gaiety and pleasure is reached how the
restless heart wishes for maturity? When
full manhood is reached still rest is Oat at
tainedperfect, satisfaction is not reached;
there is still a constant struggling with
realities. Hopes may beat high when we
think an important end is just attained,
then tiie enjoyment proves but a bursting
bubble and our hearts are weighed down
with disappointments. And this is not an
isolated event but a frequent circumstance,
one disappointment succeeds another until
the end of mortal strife is reached. Often
in the enjoyment of health and with bright
prospects of the future, opening btfore us,
suddenly darkness comes and our sky is
clouded. Some loved form may be snatch
ed by death from our living arms, or our
strength give way to physical weakness,
und rosy light of youth's soft cheek de
cays. The fire or flood, or tornado in
a few fast fleeting moments destroys
property which has co.-t years of toil
and self-denial, and makes the rich man a
poor man. With the gaunt figure of want
standing threateningly in his pathway.
He passes one dangerous point in life only
t.i reach another until the blessed deliverer
comes the struggles and labors, hopes and
fears of life are over rest has come.
Among the traditions of the American In
dians is this beautiful incident. Ths tribe
was flying from the enemy under the di
rection and control of a noble chief,
through tho forests of tho southwest. At
length they reached a grand river, winding
through a lovely country. They were tired
and exhausted, and longed for tho order to
be given from their leader to halt and
camp. At length the chief stuck his tent
pole into the ground, and as he did so ho
exclaimed, "Alabama!" Alabama!'' Which
signifies, "Here we rest," ''Heio we rest."
How beautifully does this represent tho
virtuous and faithful, in tho journey and
strife of life, surrounded by euemies
and beset ny disappointments time after
time. At length the mystic river is reach
ed; the journey is over and the strife is
ending. As the dying oue realizes that
the work ot life is done, hu sings with flat-.
tering voice the songs of triumph, aud
waves with his remaining strength the palm
of victory. Ho strikes his tent-polo oil tho
banks of the peaceful river, and with his
last breath exclaims, "Alabama!" "Ala
bama 1" "Here I rest," "Here I rest."
Happy indeed, must those bo who have
done tho work of life faithfully during the
day, tho time tor labor, aud are prepared
for rest. Tho rest in that homo and land of
peace and light, with nothing to disturb
the peace or mar tho Joy ot its inhabitants.
Caiuo.IIU., Juno 4, 1880, I. A. M. .