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CAIRO. ILLINOIS.- SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 1881.
NEW SERIES-NO. 337
We last Sunday gave our readers a photographic view showing the house and also the proposed Union Depot of the Illinois Central railroad, corner of Levee and Second street. Our picture this morning gives a.
view looking out Second street and shows the Union Depot ot the Cairo and Vincennes Railway, corner Commercial avenue. This depot is completed and is an ornament to the city and a monument to the enterprise
and good management of the Cairo and Vincennes Railway and its superintendent, Capt. Roswell Miller.
The photograph of "The Halliday" gives the outside of the house, but the inside arrangements, itssumptious furnishings, its spacious rooms, and its complete appointments, are left to the imagination.
Thk reading public will be glail to learn
that MiM Blanche W. Howard, now ou her
return voyage to America, brings with her
the manuscript of a new story, which she
will publish with Mewre. James R. Osgood
& Co., in October next. Iler long silence
will intensify the interest with which the
successor to the- favorit "One Summer" is
Mbh. Lksuk has acquired the Bole man
agement of her deceased husband's Illus
trated Paper. It is noteworthy that tins
Innrnal and tho Illubthated London
Nbws Bhould bo conducted by widows.
Thb article which the late Dean Stan
ley wrote for Sciuuneu's Monthly, and
which has been returned to England to be
decipdercd by somo one familiar with the
author's handwriting, treats of the lil'o and
writings of the Uev. V. W. Robertson.
"Mr. Thomas 8. Baynes, editor of the
"Encyclopedia Brittanica," has written an
open letter to Mr. J. M. Stoddard, the pub
lisher of an American reprint of that work.
Various alterations have been made in the
reprint, and tho English editor, in conse
quence, repudiates all responsibility for
"Fkancis Scott Key's gravo at Freder
ick, Md., Is shabby and neglected. Jacob
Englebrccht, once mayor ot Fredcrich, and
a much honored citizen, kept up until his
death, five years ago, a curious ceremony in
memory of tho poet. Every decoration-day
he would co to Key's cravo and, standing
beside It, sing "Tho Star Spangled Banner."
The tones always attracted a largo number
of poople, who, catching tho inspiration of
the old singer, would snatch up tho refrain
and send it ringing among tho vaults ond
tombs of tho cemetery."
"Eminkt Oculists having pronouucod tho
reading of German text to be injurious to
the eyes, the Swiss Government lias resolved
to discontinue its use hs much as possible,
and all their official announrnients will
henceforth be printed exclusively in Roman
characters. It has long been a matter of
surprise that the Germans retained their un
couth, barbaric Gothic alphabet, and did
not adopt the beautiful symmetrical Roman
letters. But after the outlandish Gothic
has made them a weak-eyed nation and
nearly destroyed their sight they will prob
ably discard it before tV.iy become totally
Pit. Schlikmasn's description of his
courtship of his wife is an interesting one.
"It is now twelve years," he sayn, "siure I
met her in tho house of her parents in
Athens. It was a Saturday. In the course
ot the conversation I made an astonishing
discovery. The young 18-year-old girl, as
the talk turned upon the Iliad, recited for
me a long piece from that work with literal
accuracy. We were soon absorbed in the
subject, and on tho same day I was able to
tell her, 'Next Thursday will be our wed
ding day.' And Thursday was our wedding
lay, for important business called me at
ouco to faris. Wo made our weddinc jour
ney thither. Thun came tho time for learn
ing. I recited Homer to her, and she re
peated it after me. During our married
life wo havo not had a siuglo falling out,
not even over Agamemnon and his sister.
Tho only dispute wo ever had was when we
had different ideas' about the rendering of a
passago in Homer." Tribune.
Tho Gorman-American public Library
was opened at Stuttgart on tho 4th of July
according to programme. Wo havo already
outlined tho chief features of this unique
institution, tho sole object of which is to
disseminata knowlodgo of American affairs
among tho people of tho old world. There
is not a work in tho library that docs not
rolato to American concerns. It his all
the publications of our Federal Government,
which, unduly despised in the lnncl that
gave them birth, aro held in high valuo
abroad; all the publications of the several
states of the Union, our codes, geological,
agricultural, raitroad and school reports,
and as many of our municipal publications
as could be guthcrcd within the short timo
between the projection and opening of the
institution. The main portion of tho libra
ry is devoted to works on tlic political, so
cial and industrial conditions of the United
States. But to show how thoroughly prac
tical the arrangements of this library aro
we may mention that the visitor can there
find reports of our Chambers of Commerce,
of our municipalities; nay, even the direc
tories ot the larger cities of tho United
States aro there to be found. Admittance
is free, heuco every ono can avail himself
of tho opportunity it offers to gain informa
tion concerning tho United States. All the
railroads, cities and other interested parties
of our state can profit by this far away
library. Globe Democrat.
Leo. Ilartmann, tho noted nihilist, ap-
appeared in tho supremo court in Now
York and renounced bis allegiance to the
emporct of Russia, filing a declaration of
his intention to become an American citiz
en. Tho switchmen employed by tho Erie
road at Oloan, N. Y., havo struck for an
advance from $1.05 to $3 per day, leaving
4,000 freight-cars in tho yards.
The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
road has secured another tract of forty arms
in Minneapolis, and will erect repair ami
construct shops for all its lines west of
James Calrd...thinks two-thirds of tho
wheat land ot England will yield an aver
age crop, whllo tho other third will fall 10
per cent, below. Barley is tho the best
crop of the year, but oata are cxtermcly de
ficient. Peregrine, the celebrated English race
horse, booked as a possible winner of tho
St. Leger stakes, has been "scratched."
Lorillard's Iroquois is now first favorite.
Betting is 05 tor to 10 against tho Ameri
Postmaster-General James has issued an
order calling tho attention of postmasters
to tho necessity of effectually canceling the
stamps on mail matter. Neglect in this
matter has caused considerable loss to tho
The American Bar Association now in
session at Saratogo, on tho motion of Mr.
Bradliead, of St, Louis, adopted resolutions
of sympathy with the president and of hope
for his recovery. Tho resolutions were sent
by telegraph to Mrs. Garfield and to Secre
Tho jailor at Washington handed Gui
teau a postal-card from his sister, Mrs. F.
M.Scoville, of Chicago, asking about his
health. The assassin requested that Mio
bo informed that he was praying daily for
the recovery of tho president, and regretted
In a ttiree-mile rowing raco at Ihlifax,
for $100, McKay beat Plaisted by two
A dispatch from St. Louis claims that
two sets of speculators in that market havo
recently bought in Chicago, in a way to at
tract no attention options ou 000,000 bush
els ot No 3. rye, at fiom 80 to 00 cents
while the quotation was $1,00.
Tho Cuuard steamer Catalonia, bound
for New York, with five hundred passen
gers on board, was spoken at sea with her
main shaft disabled.
Seven polico patrol wagons aud an am
bulance for small pox paticnta aro being
constructed at the repair shops of tlio Chi
cago (Ire department, and tho polico alarm
service will soon bo extended over tho city.
James C. Fargo, of Now York, has boon
elected president of tho American Express
company, and Charles Fargo, oi Chicago,
second vice provident.
The conference with Indian chiefs at
Washington resulted in an offer by tho Si
oux to give each Ponca family a square
milo of land in northern Nebraska.
Captain II. W. Howgato was arraigned
before Commissioner Bundy in Washington,
supported by two attendants, and bail of
$40,000 was asked, tho prisoner meantime
to remain at his residence in tho custody of
a United States marshal, tt is believed
that tho embezzlement is nearly $80,000.
Transactions on the Chicago board ot
trade continue on a mammoth scale, aud
the markets aro excited to a feverish point.
August wheat advancea 2 cents; October
corn rose to 05 cents, and pork ami lard
were decidedly higher.
A team of English professional cricketers
propose making a professional tour of
America and Australia, under Capt. Shaw.
They will leave Liverpool on tho 20th of
September. Cricketing will now become
all tho rage among tho fashionablo snobs of
the Eastern cities and certainly among the
praise for all tho blessings the. past week
has vouchsafed them, and who can listen to
the words ot wisdom that fall lrom the Hdb
of God's servant there without making re
solves to luad a grander and nobler life.
How barren and desolate must be the lite
which considers thin day as every other day
in tho week. How tho corroding cares of
life must eat into such a soul and cause it
to cry out in pain and anguish, and long for
the journey of life to end that the poor tired
body may find rest in tho bosom of mother
earth from tho toil and care, from which it
denied itself even a brief respite while jour
neying on life's rough highway.
Cairo, 111., Augimt 20, 1881.
In a recent interview with Mr. Joseph
Gramcr, oue of the proprietors of the Emer
son Piano Company, Boston, Mass., that
gentleman remarked: I have used that
splendid remedy, St. Jacobs Oil, in my fa
mily, and found it to be so very beneficial
that I will never bo without it. It has cured
mo ot a sevoro case of rheumatism, after
other remedies had tailed,
For The Sunday I'lilletln.
DAY OF REST.
UY t. A. H.
iSabbntl), sweet day of rest; how with
healing on its wings it comes to the care
worn and weary. Like an oasis in tho des
ert to the weary traveler comes this day with
its holy association and blessed privilege
On this one day can wo put aside all our
worldly cares and gather fresh strength and
courage tor tho trials of the coming wook.
Fortunate indeed aro wo if wo allow no
trivial excuse to prevent our repairing to
God's holy sanctuary, there to bow the knee
and feel the spirit of peace descending liko
a dove on our drooping spirits, strengthen
ing our faltering foot-steps, and reviving
our thirsty souls. Wo envy no one "who
does not appreciate this blessing; and pity
tho porscn who cannot enjoy one brief hour
on this day in tho Father's house, and feel
that it is "good to bo there;'' whoso tout
duos not swell wiu tho grand sacred music,
whose heart does not aacond la prayer and
"God Bless tho Little Woman."
Wo have just received a copy of an ele
gant new song and chorus, called, "God
liless the LittJo Woman." Tho song was
tounded upon the following incidont;
immediately uftcr the president was shot
liu dictated a telegram to his wife, inform
ing her of tho sail occurrence, remarking in
a most affectionate manner to those beside
him, "God bless tho little woman," etc.
Tho words aro written by Howard N.
Fuller, and tho music was composed by
Charlie Baker tho popular song writer.
1 lie song is perfectly beautitul, w the
melody has been well adapted to the words.
glond br him, llule woman!
Stand Arm and brava and ttuut
And ruuwmhur Httlo womun,
We will slwuyi stand by you.
This Bong is easily arranged so that all
players on tho piano or organ can master it
with perfect ease. Price, 35 cents per copy;
or four copies for $1.00. Postage stamps
taken an currency. Address all order to
F. W. Hklmick, Alusio ruousoer,
180 Elm St., Cincinnati, O.
' JjADtKfl. who appreciate elegance and
purity are using Parker's Hair Balsam. It
is tlie best articlo sold for restoring gray
hair to its original color and beauty.