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t p. . Rer. B. Y. ieore, pastor.
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OAIHO - - ILLS
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. SUNDAY
HEN, WOMEN AND BOOKS.
EWTtD Ilf "THE INTEKEJft. Off TUB CAIRO
Ilcpurt of the cIssh of bouks drawo from
te library during ilo month of June :
Ilbtory, 10; Biography, 4; Travel and
Description1,, 18 ; Poetry, 1; Essays, 7; Poli
tics, 1; Juvenile, 12; Fiction, 45.
Very fevj libraries can show such a largo
per cent,, of substantial books rca'l, and it
is a matter oi of gratification that so many
ask at the library for something instruc
tive. Here is one of the greatest difficul
ties connected with the work of a librarian.
Many of the young people who really want
solid reading havo formed no idea of what
they need. The best judgment should
be that of the father or mother. But be
fore expecting the greatest good to come
from the child's reading he should be told
what he sholM rvi for. Books nw not tt
use, but to teach us how to Uno ourselves.
We should read to eet power and then skill
in understanding the thought that is in
everything. We call these thoughts
"Ideas," and we have to refit them to our
own minds. Do not give a child mere
books, but take a little time and start
them right by telling them why they should
read, how to read and what to read. After
the child learns to glean ideas, then
strength will come by exercise and in the
end rare intelligence. In these little things
lie the secret of power. A lady remarked,
when speaking of training her boy in read
ing, "I never use for scrap paper the pieces
of "Saturday Night," and "Ledcr"
that come into the house as
wraping paper. All that goes
into the lire at once so all temptation is
removed." It is this constant caro and
foresight that lays the foundation for solid
attainments in after years.
"TO ISTKREST CHILDREN IX GOOD BOOKS.
"Put before them only good books; keep
others away from them.
"Tell them stories, and send them to the
books where the stories are to be found.
"Read with them and talk with them
about what they read.
"Never be too busy to hear their com
ments or to enter into their euthusiasm.
"Give them books that will iuterest at
first, whether they instructor not; form the
taste tor reading, then direct it.
"It is amazing, how wxin children will
enjoy history and biography."
"IIawthorne bad an almost morbid
shyness and aversion to personal notoriety.
He was very seldom seen on the streets of
the village of Concord, except after dusk.
Mr. A. B. Alcott tells of him that, in or-
ler to absolutely seclude himself from in
truders and yet not be shut off himself
from all outlook upon the world and his
surroundings, he had had a glass cupola or
observatory built on the top of his house,
where he bad his few lxxks and his study
table placed. The stairway leading to
this strange watch-tower was exceedingly
narrow and difficult to ascent. A vague
tradition is alive in Concord to this day
that the only entrance to this retreat was
through a trap-door, and that when the
commander desired perfect seclusion in his
fortress he used to Bccure it for himself by
valiantly but contentedly sitting on this
"Certainly the art of writing is the
most miraculous of all things man has de
vised. Odin's runes were the first form of
tho work of a hero ; books, written words,
are still miraculous runes, the latest form!
In books lies the soul of tho whole past,
when the body and material mibstanco of
it has altogether vanished like a dream.
Mighty fleets and armies, harbors and ar
senals, vast cities, high-domed, many
engined they are precious, great; but
what do they become? Agamemon, tho
many Agamcmout, Periclusscs, and their
Greece; all is gone now to some ruined
fragments, dumb, mournful wrecks and
blocks; but tho books of Greece! Thero
Greece, to every thinker, still very literally
lives; can be called up again into life. No
magic runo is stranger than a book. All
that mankind has done, thought, gained or
been; it is lying as in magic preservation
in the pages of books. They aro tho cbos
en possession of men.
Do not books still accomplish miracles,
as runes were fabled to do? They pcrsuado
men. Not tho wrctchodest circulating It
brary novel, which foolish girls thumb and
con in remote villages, but will help to rcg
ulate the actual practical weddings and
households of those foolish girls. So "Co
lia'Molt, so "Clifford" acted; tho foolish
theorem of life, stamped into those young
braius, comes out as a solid practico ono
day. Consider whether any rune in the
wildest imagination ot mycologist overdid
uch wonders as, on the actual firm earth,
some books have doael What built St . raul'i
MOBNING, JULY 3, 1881.
cathedral? Look at tire iieart of tho matter,
it was that divine Hebrew book the word
partly of the man Moses, an outlaw tending
his Midianitish herds, four thousand years
ago, in tho wilderness of Sinai! It is the
strangest of things, yet nothing is truer.
With the art of writing, of which printing
is a simple, an inevitable and comparative
ly insignificant corollary, Jhc true reign of
miracles foi mankind commenced. It re
lated, with a wondrousiow contiguity and
perpetual closeness, jtho. past and distant
with tho present in .time and place; all
times and all places with tf& our actual
here and now. All tilings were' altered for
men; all modes ot important work of men:
teaching, preaching, governing, and all
else." Chart m. .
For the Sunday Bulletin: '
WAS IT A GHOST?
Yon want a ghost story do you 7 Said
grandmother as she sit with her knitting on
tho broad old-fashioned veranda in the soft
twilight of a summer evening, with the
children gathered around her, each clam-
moring for a ghost story. "Yes a real,
true, ghost Btory grandmama dear," chimed
in little Nell, while Johnny's eyes grew
larger and he crept a little nearer to mama
as he whispered, "yes a ghost story." Well
my dears I am as you all know opposed to
telling children ghost stories, as a general
rule, because, there are so many told that
have not a shadow of truth in them and
frighten nervous children almost out of
their wits; however, if your mother does
not object I will make an exception to my
rule for this occasion and tell you what
Nell would call a "real ghost story."
In order thit you may understand my
story I must tell you when I was a young
woman not even older than your young-
lady sister Lizzie is now, I was left a widow
with a little six-weeks old baby, in my
arms; having then been a wife two years.
My husband died with somo terrible fever,
stricken down in one short week, in the
full pride and vigor of young manhood,
lie had been delirious during most of his
illness; but an hour before he died con
sciousness returned; he recognized me, and
told me that God had called him up higher,
and ho must leave me ; gave me full direc
tion what he wished me to do in regard to
his business, and then drawing my tear
stained face close to his own, on which tho
great seal cf death r was already set, he
vhiarwrpd Rut ftltnvn fill thine, else Liz
zie, never paVt witlf the baby, keep him al
ways with you if he lives until he becomes
I promised that all his wishes should be
carried out to the best of my ability, and
most emphatically did I vow never to give
my boy up to another's keeping while I
lived. Then, with his head resting on my
bosom, he calmly fell into the sleep of
death. Alter his burial, I continued to
live in tho little home he had left me,
where I had known so many happy hours,
as well as the saddest of my life. There I
lived alone with my servants and little son,
William, until tho latter had reached his
fifth year. Then my hand was again Bought
in marriage, and with the full approval ot
my friends, I the second time became a
wife, and was to remove with my husband
to his home in a distant and new country.
It was then that my friends prevailed
upon me to break the promise made to my
Ijoy's father, and allow myself for the first
time in his life to be separated from my
child. It was a long time before I would
consent to leaving him with my frionds,
even temporarily, but finally yielding to the
arguments of others, and thinking it would
be better for the child than taking him to
a new wild country. I gave a reluctant con
I will pass over my tearful parting with
him aud our long journey in wagons over
rough roads to our new home. Just in the
duk of the evening one week from tho
diiy wo-had started we arrived. My new
home was built of hewn logs, had four
rooms, and was consided quite pretentious
in thosVi primitive times. It was situated
in a beautiful and fertile country, but was
at least three miles from our nearest neigh
bor and right miles from our little town.
I will never forget how lonely I felt on
the first evening ot our arrival, and how I
insisted that two of the negro girls, which I
had brought with me, should sleep on tho
floor in my my room much to my husband's
It was eleven o'clock when we retired for
the night, and being greatly fatigued with
our long days journey, in spito of our new
surrounding, we soon fell asleep. As tho
clock was striking twelve, I was awakon, as
by a breath of ice passing over my face, I
sprang up in bod in affright, and before I
had time to collect my senses, or remem
ber where I waB, tho most agonzimr groan
I ever heard tell on my car, coming ap
parently from besido tho flro-ploco, which
was in tho room. Before my husband, who
was by this time aroused, had time to in
quire what was the matter, the groan was
repeated, this time startling, the negro
Irls, who flod to my bed with screams ot
My husband had, by this time, raked the
few coals together and lighted a candle,
when the groans were again repeated and
continued, groan following groan, until we
all fled from tho room in dismay. The
next night we had the same cxpcrieucc, the
sighs and groans coming at twelve and
continuing until three in tho morning,
when they would suddenly cease.
All our investigations to try to discover
from whence came these sounds of distress
proved futilo, but as each night brought
their reoccurrence wo at last became firmly
convinced that our new house was haunted.
My servants begged to !e taken back
to their old home, and I myself felt
unhappy and homesick. Our neighbors
hearing of our trouble camo and spent
night after night with us, but were as much
at a loss as we had been to determine what
was the cause of the strange noise.
My husband finallyconscnted to take me
back to my old home and I had my prep
arations all made and we were to start in
two days, when tho mininter of .ihjij church
at our nearest town called on us. He
prayed with us and invoked God to remove
Jhe trouble or evil spirit which was so
sorely disturbing our peace. Upon parting
with us he advised us that should the
sounds again occur before we left to speak
and ask it what it was and what it wished.
We promised to follow his advice, and he
took his leave.
At twelve that night the groans began
again. I sat up in bed and listened a mo
ment, and then, acting upon the minister's
advice, I said : "In the name of God, wliat
are you and what do you want? Speak,
and let us know your will, or, in the name
of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, de
I cea-ied speaking, with my heart beating
tumulluously at my own audacity, and
listened. Clear and distinct, as the tinkle
of a silver bell, tho one word. "William."
was borne on the midnight air to our eager
"Do you want us to ki-ep your little son,
William, with us?" asked my husband.
And I held my breath to listen, while the
cold sweat started from every pore of my
body. Again the name, "William," floated
clearly on the air, then all was silent.
"If God let3 mo live to see daylight, I
will start for the lxy and we will never
part with him again while he is a child,"
spoke my husband.
We again sought our beds, but were not
disturiMid again that night. The next
morning before the stars had taded from
the sky, we started for our boy and re
, turaetl, lringing him with U4 in two weoka
and never again, although we lived in the
new house until it became old, and your
mother, my dears, was born and married
there; but never were those dreadful sounds
repeated, or we disturbed in any way.
And now, children, said grandmother as
she folded her knitting, and looked on the
group with loving eyes. This is the only
real true ghost story grandmother ever
Caiho. III., July
For the Bnllttin.
DR. ABBOTT AGAIN.
Mil. Editor : I wish to refer to a few
statements made in your first editorial, re
garding Dr. Abbott and his patients.
First That his business resulted profits
bly to himself and unsatistaetorily to his
patients. I do not know the number of
patients, but of the twenty-five or thirty I
have seen, not one is dissatisfied, and all
are disappointed in being deprived of his
Second That "he charged $10 for seven
shocks of his battery, and sells his electri
fied (?) water and 'fluid lightning' at so
much a pint or swallow." His charges were
ten dollars for Bevcn visits, and he used
nor claimed to use, any of the fluids you
mention. He did claim to magnetize
water, occasionally, but not to electify it
That water and paper can be magnetized
is no longer a question with intelligent
people. The doctor treated the penniless
for nothing, as some of them will testify
Third "His operations were confined
almost entirely to the poo : w 1 unintelli
gent." Many of his patient were unquestion
ably poor, but I don't know as that neces
sarily made them igntrant. They need
medical treatment as much as the wealthy,
intelligent people; and probably have as
much feeling; aro just as susceptible of
Fourth The old gentleman with rheu
matism on Thirteenth street, doesn't live
there, but is on Fourteenth and was para
lyzed, instead of rheumatic.
He was completely helpless when Dr.
Ablwtt wont to him, but, with a few eloc
trie and magnetic treatments, the poor fol
low could uso his bands and limbs. He
finally walked twonty odd times around a
post in his room. This old man was not
mado the bait to gull tho "woman living
up town," of whom you speak. She de
sired the doctor's services, and got them,
and was soon able to go over the .town, tell
ing what wonderful benefits she had re
ceived. Fifth. That the doctor was a spiritual
medium, and his battory, "an incompre
hensible contrivance to the untutored mind
of the subject." These "untutored minds"
do not pretend to grasp the mysteries
of the science of medicines when
any physician is called in. The patients
unquestionably open their mouths and
swallow the big and little pills of all
schools, and let the kesults of the medi
cine prove the virtue of the dose. It's the
tho doctor's business to know something,
and the patient's to take physic. What
difference was it if the doctor really had
been a medium, so that he effected a cure?
The minds of these patients were just "be
clouded" enough to accept a Methodist,
Presbyteiian, Spiritualist, Catholic, or,
in fact, a physician of . any, or no church.
The question is not what is your religion,
but "doctor, can you cure me?" Tho
body, not the soul, is to be treated.
Sixth That the doctor resorts to spirit
ualism when other things fail, and that his
practice, "if his patients may be believed,
is not only disgracing himself and the pro
fession, (w(MT pmfession?) endangering the
lives of his dupes, but making'' him liable
to prosecution under (he laws of Illinois."
If, as yon say, spiritualism is only a hallu
cination, how can it endanger life? So Va. '
as we can find out, the man was not a med
ical doctor, but only a magnetic healer;
curing in most cases by the "laying on- of
hands," something like Christ did. He hdd
no diploma, and for that was, of course, as
liable to prosecution aa many other physi
cians are, who to-day feel safe in their prac
tice. The whisky story, on being patiently and
carefully hunted up, proved totally false.
There is positively no evidence; not even
Take it altogether, the misrepresentations
in your paper germinated in the mind of a
garrolous, hobbling, silly woman. She had
a gallant young friend who was a little too
credulous, and also a little too zealous in
the cause he espoused. (And, whose busi
ness might diminish if good health prevail
ed.) These two, so far as I can find, were
instrumental in putting afloat the absurd
and unkind stories under discussion.
Hoping not to trouble you again on this
topic, I remain respectfully, Z.
For the Snnday Bulletin.
TO MEET YOU IN DREAMS.
I'm going In alienee
To meet you In dreami,
Bwlft thro1 the midnight.
With the moon' a aoftbeama.
IIuw drear U the distance
Hew weary the mllea,
Iloldlng from me, love,
Thy fond words and emllea.
I (hall meet you to-night, love;- "
In dream a a yon aleep.
While blue-bells of midnight,
Their avroet vigils keep,
With tendrila of woodbine,
With thyme and white roae.
With the fairest and rarest
Wild (lower thai blow.
I'm going to crown yon,
Midst ahadows of aleep;
Thus pictur'd forever.
Your memory to keep.
Sleep sweetly to-night, love,
I soon shall be there
To greet you In dreamland,
With kisses and prayer;
To crown you with woodbine.
To smooth your bright hair;
To meet you In dreamland ,
With kisses and prayer.
Chalk it Down.
"I canuot pay you this morning,"
said the customer to the milkman;
"you'll have to chalk it down."
Chalk it down?" stammered the milk
man. "Yes, , chalk it down. Why,
you look as if you didu't know what a
piece of chalk if." The milkman blush
ed, and picking up his cans sadly took
bis whey from the door, pondering on
the uncertainty of human affairs.
By means of an electric indicator, re
cently invented abroad, the water level
in any boiler may be ascertained at any
distance from the latter. This useful
apparatus consists of an indicating tab
let, constructed in such a manner that
it may be placed in any part of the es
tablishment, and connected with tho
electric indicator,' whieU is fixed at the
top of a vertical tube above the boilor.
Wires and platinum plates are so ar
ranged that when the water in the boil
er sinks to a certain point an cloctrio
current is established which rings a sig
nal, while at tho same time the sign
"low water" appears on the indicating
tablet thus conveniently insuring
Who Lost Waterloo.
In the Juno Atlantic there is an in
teresting article entitled, "Who Lost
Waterloo?" It sheds somo new light
upon this much-vexed question. The
writer shows thnt Grouehy's repeated
denials of having received written or
ders from Napoleon were false; that
not only did he receive such orders, but
that they warned him against allowing
Blucher s forces to join Wellington's.
He prints these orders, aud states that
they were suppressed by Grouchy and
friends for many years.
Boils, pimples on tho face, salt Rheum,
old sores, and all cutaneous eruptions dis
appear like magic when Dr. Lindsey's
Blood Searcher is used.
Use thePantagraph Binder. Covers furn
ished free of chargo. No extra charge
over ordinary binding for the tablets.
Furnished only by The Cairo Bn.urrw
for putting up Letter, Note, Bill Heads and
other printed stationery.