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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 30, 1882.
M ayor N . B. Thitlewood.
Treanurer T. J. Kertb.
Clork Uentiln. J, Koltnr.
CDiiiKHlor-Wm. H. Ollburt.
Mamlml-L. II. Meyer, , .
Attorney -William UendrlcM.
BOAMU Of AJJi.HMIH.
Klrxt Ward-Wra.McHale.T. M . Ktmbrouk-h.
tieroud Wrd-JB IliDkle.C. N. Uunhw.
,7 11.. .j II If Ul.ifu .Inhn Wimll.
Koirth Ward-CharIe.0. Patler, Adolph Bwo-
bKlfi ti Ward-T. W. HallldaT, Erue't B. PettH.
Circuit C'U-rk-A. U. Irvln.
County JudsoK. W Yocutn.
County l'lrk-8. J. llumm.
Counly AttortiBy-J. M. Damron.
County Troarur.-r-Mile W. Parker.
Corotiur-K. Kluiferald ,,,... , A
0ii0t.yCommli.loner-T. W. Halllday, J. A
lilbbn and Peter hanp.
AlK'J BAPTIST. Corner Tenth and Poplar
VJ lreet; preaching flml ana intra onnuBj. i
each mouth. 11 m. and T: p. m.: prayer meet-
.ff Till? itictiKRM KH iBuUcoua'
K...irti.iith itreet: Hundy 7:0a m.. Holy
Km hari-t: tr.l a. tn.. Sunday "hool U.itOi.in.
Morning Prayer; : p. m- Prayer. F
T. H. Hector.
t 'll.hT MISHIONAKY BAPTIST CUTKCU.-
r IT nr III in; at Id ) a. n... 3 p. m., aim iu
aM.nth whool at 7::w p. m Kev. T. J. abure.
I L'll.KkAN-TUrtuUith atreet; ncnrl-Al Hab
L bail: l:V) a. tu.; Hnuday .r.hooljp.m. Ilev
Knnipf. ( n'l'jr.
. . M ii.in-i' r,.r Kli.hih and Walnut treUJ
M PrcaUiIng Sabbath ll:uOa. m. and 7::U p.m.
Minday hi tiool at 4'.otl p. m. K:v. J. A. hearten.
v u L cnv rif wi iJ . Kluhih atreet: lireachlnf on
I Sabbath at 11:00 a m. and 7:) p. m.; prayai
Miii! W.-di.oda at 7:) p.m.; bonday flcbwol
at :t 11. m. Kev B. V. Uoor.ce, paator.
t-T. JOSKI'U S -VKoinan Catholic) Corner t'ro
O arid Walnut atrueU; service naiu.'u
. si i.dav School at it p. tn.; Ve.per 3 p. m.;er
,:c,,cvcrv'dayta. m. Kev. U'Uara, l'rlcnt.
T. I'ATltlOK'K-fKoman Catholic) Corner Ninth
k 1 tr-et and Wahngvin aveuae; wnim
nih 9 aud Ma. m.; Venpem 3 p. m.; Bonday School
t u. to. aorvicce every o'.y ai 9 a. m. -prli"t.
K. K. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL H. K.
TUAINU DKFAIir. TIUKi allltlV.
.Mali :t:Ua.m I Mail a.m
rrjin'datloa.ll :1 a m 'Biurum H :'0 a.m
tExren i: p m I AccotndatloB . .4;ti0 p.m
UIS CKNTHAl. K. K
tMall 4:W a.m I tMall .. 8:p.m
fKxytvtt lu:a m
ST. L. C. R U
Expr- l':' a.m I
Acioia'datlnu. 1 :J p.ra I
ST. L . I M
(Narrow Oauijo )
I 'Kxiiryi-n 4:1 p.m
I Accom'datoiu MM p.m
AS H. It.
Exprrf" 11 :ip m
rAccum aatiou. K:ip tn
I tEipn-M - 3:51 p m
I TAccom'datlou .11:45 a m
WAltASli, ST. 1.0 1 IS A I'ACIKIC RY CO.
Mali AH. .... 4.15 vm 'Mali Ex.... :'J) pm
Dally except Sunday, t Ually.
MUIULK A OHIO U. K.
Mai! r,:o'Jd ni. I Mail Hp.m
KxpruM. i:uj a.m. Kxprer :' pm.
LLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
Tho Onlv lino Running
Making Dirkct Connkotion
Tiuisa LliTi C'aih.p:
3: in urn. Mail.
Arriving In St. Lonli 4X a m ; Chicago, S:!lo p.m. ;
C'otmeciinK at Odin and Kmngham fur Cincin
nati, Loulrvlllu, Indlannpulia and point Kaft.
11:10 tv.in. tit. IoniM im.l "ViatPrn
Arrlvins In St. Loiila 7:05 p. m., and connectinK
for all points Went.
4:U( p.m. l'iiBt Kxprwa.
rnrSt. Louis and Chlrji;o, arrlvtnK at St. Loot
10:10 p.m., and Chicago " W a m.
4 :U() p.m. Cini-innati l:xirpH.
Arrlvini at Clucinnatl 7:(K) a.m.; I.ouinvllle 7:2)
h m.; Indlatiapollii 4:1)0 a.m. I'WHiiiwri by
tbi train ri-arh tho abnvu point 1U to 30
HUL KS ti advauce of any other routo.
t'fThi' 4:J0 p. m. uxpreM has PULLMAN
SLfcKI'INti CAR Cairo to Cincinnati, without
change, and through iloepuri to Bt, l,oula and
1 aeilUl IS iTti poluta without any delay
canned by Sunday Inti'rvciilni?. The Saturday afwir
noon train from Cairo arrlvu In new York Monday
nornlui: at lo::ifi. Thirty eix hour lu advance of
nv other roiltt!, . .
imVnt tbrnunh tlckuta and further Information,
atitilyal Illlnoli' Central Railroad Di'pot. Cntro.
JAB. JOHNSON, J. 11. JONKS,
(Jon . Hnnthnrn Agent. Timet Agont.
A.U. UANSON.Utm. Pam, Agont. Chicago
gT. LOUIS & CAIRO R.R.
TRAINS RUN AS FOLLOWS.
Expri'dH and Mull leave Cairo, every day except
Sunday, at 10:M a. m. Arrlv.a 4:;ir p. m.
Accommodation arrive ut UM p. tn. and do
part at 1 : '-'0 p. m.
Q EOUGE II. LEACH, M. 1).
Phveic?ian and Surgeon,
Speclnl attention paid to tho Homuopathlc treat
ninnt ofuiglcal tllueaBC, luddltuatu of woman
Oillcc: oulltUatMut, oppotltolho roetOfllce,
pit. W. C. J0CKLYN,
OKFICK-Slghth Btroot, near Comwerclal Avenue
JJU. K. W. WUITLOCK,
Ornoi-No. ISA Commercial Av.nu, betwaan
EgUUi and Ninth HtrooU
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'8 PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ico.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON.WEII
r oked for snirpiNo
Oar Loads a Specialtv.
Cor.Tweli'th Street and Leyee,
EW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY.
(iOODSSOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PAT1EU & CO.,
Cor.Nincteemhftreetl fin;A Til
Commercial Avenue CH.1I0, J 11,
A New and compielo Hotel, frouttci; on Leve
Second aud Kullroad Streets,
Tb I'aOi'IlL'lT ri.TlIlt of th Ctilr t,, HI
an'' Jew Origan: Illluol" Central; Vviuih. St.
I.oul and I'ar.lilc; Iron Mountain and .Southern,
Mobile arid (Mo: Cair.i mnil St I-. ..........
are all Jnt acro the tre.-t; w hile tho Steamboat
t-aiiuiii): in nni one sijnare diKtniil,
1'tilM Ifflti'l I. hit..H hv .... ku
" f. at.. 1 iifii- pirniii
Laundry. Hydraulic. Elevator, Electric Cull Hull.
Automatic Kiro-Alarm.. Hith '., Im..!.. ,,n... ...
ported seweragi) aud tompiete appointment.
W w. iK. .. .. . j
mi uipuiup , (lerit-ci service; anu an un
U 1J. l'AHKHR Ac C().,hgncei
H 1- K
D Stoves 3D
S Tinware. S
(Jt W. WHEELER,
Sainmer Wood and Kindling
oonitautly on baud
At Seventy-flve wiits per load.
At one dollar per load.
Tho "trlmmlngi"ar coar. ahavlnn and make
tha best sommor wood for cooking purposea a well
Mth. cheapest ever mid in Cairo. Kor black
rmlthl oeln8ttlng tlrer, they are uu.quall.d
Leav. yuor ord.ti at th X euth Btioet wood yard
HENRY B. TAYLOR Mutof
GEO. J0BE8 ciMk
Loitvm Padueah for Cairo daliy fSundayi except-
) at 8 a.m. and Mound Clt
g, Liave Cairo at 4 p. m.
D ni. Roturn
ound. City it 5p.m.
THE A. B. SAEFORD.
Leave. Cairo..... ..i: A. M.
Mound City 9:S() " "
1 i'ro."v.r" . ...l Noon
Mound City 1-30 P M
" Cairo ' 4'. jjo '
" Mound City 7.'..'."..6 ' "
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE -VdCVl STATES.
On r.nd after Monday, J one 7th, and nntfl further
notice the fen yboat will make trip, a follow.:
REGULAR CAIRO AND
Man Liavii Liana
Foot Foarth it. Miuouri Land'g. Eentur.ky Ld .
8:00 a.m. 8:80 a. mT' 8 a. m. '
10:00 a.m. 10:80 a.m. 11a.m.
a:00p.m. 2:80 p.m. 8 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5;00p. m.
T-m. 2:80 tJ.m. I o.m
BOARD: S.OO PER WEEK, 2.00
SPECIA L HATES
rosTornca, allen RpKtNot, rop 00. ill.
nivnj Rpntnir.u ....i... ..i 1 ..
Ozark Mountain, ten mile from Golconda and
fourteen mile from Vienna, In a beautiful valler
urroundedhy high cllfl'.
j ne .cenery 1 unturpasaed and the water la
StrrilK. U'llh mln..,.l t.n.....ln. 1 1. .
-r v ui.uv.-i i,ivi,ii.-.. iiti, 1 1 pirouir
tv.lhlr.,11 V., u'if h n,u..n....,n -..11. J 1 T
: w. oik uv-b 1 a, riiipuur aim iron a
free une of the water bae proved an uufailing reme
dy lor Dyp..pia, Jaundlco. Liver Complaint.
J u. v . 1 un.. un.. viiiiiuil lyiarruoea. ai
uinraer resort Dixon Spring 1 deorvedlf popu
lar, being iiuiet, secluded and cool, free from dint
itnd mos(Ulioe. Season from first of June to flrt
of December. JoS. K. J.EMEN,
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FL0UB, GRAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring Mills
Htehest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street,
f,' ''W'SN. rwMcnt. I P. NBKF, VlcePre.'nrt
U. WELLS, C,hlur. I T. J. Kcrth, A..'l , cast,
F. BroM.j. Culro I William Kluw. .Cairo
l'. M slerloh ' O.O. Pallor "
E. A. Ruder. " II. Well
J. Y. Clcmson, Caledonia.
A OENBKAL BANKING BU8INBSS DONE.
Excbango sold and bought. Intorct paid b
the Saving Department. Colloctlou. made ami
all bnslnoes promptly uttendud tu.
rpiIE CITY NATIONAL BANK.
Of Culro. Illinois.
71 0UI0 LKVEE.
A General Baukiup; business
TII08. W. lIAr.L,UAY.
JNTKRPRISB BAVIN0 BANK.
Or Cairo, ! .
EXCLUSIVELY A 8AVTKG3 BANK.
W. F. Lambdin, rlvor editor of Tub Hm.i,Ti
and steamboat passen:r agent. Order for all
klndiof iteamhoat job printing aollcltud. Office
at I'laatsr Uotel, No. M Ohio luvee.
Tbo C'barleB Morgan, on tier routo to
New Orleans, lauJud hero Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock. Bhe had all tho freight she
could handle, and whs loaded to the guards.
Her passenger trip was moderate and
added a fow more hero. Depnited at noon.
The Vint Shinkle from Memphis arrived
at 11 o'clock Sunday night. Sliohad a
Rood trip, Left for Cincinnati at 1 1 :45.
The Cone Millar from Cincinnati is due
to-morrow night for Memphis. C. B.
Russell master. Jas. Voris chiof clerk.
W. F. Lambdin passenger agont.
The Annie P. Silver, from St. Louis,
arrived yesterday morning. She had a fine
trip for New Orleans, aud left for that city
at 4 o'clock last evening.
The Ous Fowler, from Padueah, will
bring a large party of ladies and gentlemen
from Metropolis, Padueah and other points
above here to-day, who will attend the
decoration of the Union soldiers' graves at
the Nationul cemetery near Mound City.
Great many citizens of Cairo will also
The Thus. Sherlock, from New Orleans,
iB due to-morrow evening for Cincinnati.
Capt. Jas. Niehols master. Ames Fisher
chief clerk. W. F. LaiubJin, passenger
agent, will furnish tickets at low rates.
The Will Kyle for New Orleans, Lew
Kate master, will land here to-morrow eve
ning and receive freight and passengers for
the surny South. For passage rates sec
W. P. Lambdin.
The Hudson, for Faducah, leaves St.
Louis to-morrow evening at 5 o'clock.
The B. 8. Rhea, from Nashville, arrived
Sunday at 11 a. ui. Discharged somo
freight, also a lot ol fine trotting stock for
St. Louis. She left on her return trip at
2:20 p. ra.
Tbe Vicksburg, from St. Louis, arrived
yesterday morning with a good trip, and
departed for Vicksburg at 4 p. m.
Sunday was a very disagreeable day, and
decidedly too cool for spring clothing.
Summer suits will be in demand about
Christmas. Monday, however, was more
Business of all classes is very dull here at
present, but Cairo is not alone with this
compluint, as the same news seems to be
universal from all sections.
The ferryboat excursion to Padueah and
return, Sunday, seemed to be poorly pat
ronized wheu it left here, which is accounted
lor by the very unfavorable wsather, but
we were informed that with the addition of
people gathered at points above here, that
the managers realized a small profit after
all expenses were paid.
The neat little packet A. B. Safl'ord is
doing a very good business as a Cairo and
Mound City packet.
Contrary to expectations the John S.
Hopkins did not come through from Pa
Tho Andy Bauni leaves Memphis this
evening for Cincinnati. She will reach
here Wednesday night or early Thursday
The John B. Maudo from Memphis
arrived yesterday at noon. She had several
hundred bales of cotton, which she dis
charged at the Vincennes whart. Lett for
St. Louis at 3 p. m.
The Gold Dust, from Vicksburg, arrived
last evening at 1 o'clock. She received a
lot of pig iron for St. Louis, and departed
at 2:10 p. m.
Tho Fannie Tatum, from Padueah,
landed here last evening at 0 o'clock. She
had a fair trip, and left for St. Louis at C tfO.
"We' got left most handsomely" Sunday
night, and failod to tako that trip to Pa
dueah on the Shinkle, but we made it all
right on the Fowler yesterday. We will be
on hand to day, and our river column "goes
all the samcc."
Mr. Frank Metcalf returned yesterday
from his trip to Anna.
Mrs. Margeret Payne, and her daughter
Cynthia, went homo to Padueah m tho
Mr. Will P. Smyth returned Sunday from
Judgo F. Brosa has returned from his vib
it to Chicago.
Mr. Wm. Cook, brothor-in-lfiw of Mr. W.
B. Pettis, arrived hero yesterday from Ar
kansas where ho lias been in business with
Mr. I. N. Smith. Ho will return in a few
Miss Tony Woodward mot with an acci
dent while out driviug ia a bugfty Sunday.
By a mishap to the buggy sho 'wag thrown
out, and in the fall sho spraiocxl her ankle.
Mr. F. 8. Kunt and family left yester
day lor Chicago, their future h nmo, which
will cauBo their many friends iero much
The Angler's Reveille.
OldWIntnr la irouo aud young Spring now come
Bweet floweraaro springing wnerover sho
While 4)n bw. hovering o'crthetn, keep hum
niTn tr iiml Ripping.
And blnlrt sing her welcome In woodland ami
Tbo snow wroath no moro on tbo hillside Is
Tbo li Ht buds are bursting, bright green, on
1 iK;h ti'uti;
IIo, ungloral ai'ousoyel tbe streams are worth
Fit your rods and away to the ashing v itb
IlastB away I haste away, for tho sound wind U
And rippling so gwitly tho fae of tho
Which neither too full nor too fluo yot 1b flow
ing Now clouded, now bright with a sunshiny
At the foot of tho fall where the bright trouts
ure li aplug,
In tbo stream where tho current Is rapid and
Or JviKt by tho bank, whero tho skeggers seem
Then throw your fly lightly, and you cannot
Thorp' Joy In the rbftso, ovrr hedge and ditch
'Tis plimlng to bring down the grouse on tho
The partridge to bag, through the low stubblo
The pheitnunt to shoot as he tiles through tho
Dut what arc such Joys to tho pleasures of
Dy the ldo of a stre am, a long line rusting
Tho salmon and trout with a neat tly betray
Flt your rods and away to tho fishing with
To awaken the milkmaid the cork Is yet crow-Ing-
Bho was out Into last night with her lover, I
To be milked yet tho eows lu the cow-fold are
We'll be at our sport ere young Nelly be
The weHther Is prime and tho stream In good
Mouse ye, then, anglers! wherever you tw
in Scut land, In Ireland, lu Walw), on thu bor
der; Fit your rods aud away to tbe ushlng with
wel , ,
Angler's Soug Ilook.
A clock made of paper is the latest
acquisition to tho field of mechanical
Tho Philadelphia medical colleges
graduated 70S students in 1881. Tho
number for 1880 was 731.
Tho collin used at a Pleasant Kidgo
(Ohio) funeral was painted red, win to
and blue and draped with Union Hags.
Girard College is to havo a complete
machine shop, with a work bench, forgo
atnl gas engine for cacti 'of tho ninety
pupils in practical mechanics.
Tho difference in cost between a nar
row aud standard gauge railroad is 3
to 4 pep cctL in favor of the narrow
Tho only railway in Yucatan, Mexico,
charges 10 cents per ton per milo for
carrying freight, and is said to bo earn
ing about 60 per cent per annum on its
The lowest average price for running
a locomotive last year was 12.62 cento
per mile. This wnson tho Illinois Cen
tral. The cost of fuel is 40 to 60 percent
of tho expense.
The snuffbox that used to travel across
the table from Charles Lamb to his ni(?
ter and back again is now owned by J.
Hollingshead, tho London theatrical
When the priuco of Wales heard that
Sara Bernhardt hid really and truly per
petrated matrimony, ho is said to have
exclaimed "Hy Jove! Sara getting
married! She must be mad!"
Tho Zoological Necropolis society, of
London, England, has set apart $60,000
for tho purchase of a dogs' and cats'
cemetery, and a home for domestic ani
mals while thoir owners are out of
King Humbert, of Italy, refuses to
allow an appropriation to pay the debts
of Victor Lmanuel, but takes upon him
self the honorable duty of paying his
father's debts, and lives close.
Tho dying patient of a San Francisco
doctor has confessed that ho was ono of
four Communists who killed tho French
Prince Imperial in Zululand. This lets
mtt the Zulus, if anybody wants to be
lieve tho dying patient.
The London Builder attributes tho
marvelous durability of mortar in Italy
to the fact thut tho lime remains in a pit
covered with water for two years before
it is used. Here the lime is used half
an hour after it is slaked.
Senator Bill cannot recover, but is
not troubled by regrets. "1 cannot
complain," he said, recently. "I havo
lived lifty-eight years, and I suppose no
man ever lived lifty-eight happier yours.
It may be best, that they bo all."
Baron do liourgiung, tho Frenchman
who was close beside tho lateezar whun
he was lired at by Berezowskl in Paris,
and whoso eourago in placing himself
between theezar and a second shot from
tho assassin was much admired, lias
Mrs. Arnold, the only sister of Stono
wall Jackson, was a stanch unionist,
and during tho war showed helpful kind
ness to countless federal soldiers. Sho
opened her house ut Beverly W. Va.,
where sho still lives, to tho sick and
woundod umoug them, and herself ten
derly uursod thorn.
It hits been ordered that one "sorvieo
stripo" for every live years' continuous
sorvieo in tho police foreo of Boston
shall bo worn on the outside half of both
sleeves of all coats worn by tho sergeants
and patrolmen of tho department. This
order will tako effect on tho adoption of
tho summer uniform.
Charles Alftcr got a cablo dispatch
from Bonn, Prussia, saying that ho had
fallen heir to $;50,000 in money ami con
siderable real estate Ho was working
for $1 a day at Peru, Ind., and wwi t
able to reply by telegraph without bor
rowing. After his friends had made up
the required sum, he hesitated about in
vesting it, us ho surmised that the nows
was a hoax. But ho finally sent the di
rections how to remit, aud has received
tuouoy onough from a Bonn solicitor to
take him across the water, whore he will
got tvio property.
Cat's eye Is a beautiful mineral1
brought from Ceylon. Its colors are
gray, green, brown and red of various
shades. From a peculiar play of light
arising from whito fibres Interspersed)
with tho substance it has derived it
name. It is easily broken, and is class
ed by tho jewellers as a precious stono.
In Norway woodpeckers damage tele
graph poles by boring through thorn,
supposing tho humming sound produced
by tho wires is caused Dy insects upoa
which they feed". Bears also remove tho
supports of the poles, instinct leading
them to suspect that tho humming is pro-1
duced by wild bees, and that the pole
contain noney. Instinct, like reason, ia
not infalliblo. j
Electricity is a wonderful thing.
Tliero is an electric hair-brush, warrant
ed to make tho hair grow and cure head
ache, and an electric flesh-brush that
will euro several other ills that tho flesh
is heir 'to; and now if some fellow will
bring out an electric clothes-brush that
will make an old suit of clothes look and
wear like new, he can sell thousands at
a dollar apiece, or three for two dollars..
Tho returns of tho census taken ia'
Italy nt tho close of 1W1 show the popu
lation of the kingdom to bo 2S,4.W,(X)0,'
an increase during the deuado of 1,660,
816. Tho number of Italians living in
other countries is estimated at 800,000.;
Tho only city in tho kingdom whoso
population has decreased duringtho last
ten years is Florence.
The outrageous rates of interest charg
ed by some money-lenders was illustrat
ed at Boston recently, in the disehargo
of a mortgage at the city hall. Tho
Journal says that on Jan 0, 1870, a wo
man borrowed 560, for which she paid
6 per cent, per month tip to-day, when
she handed the money-lender the princi
pal. Tho total amount of tho interest
was $1,080. ;
A most 1 emarkable phenomenaoccurr
ed afew miles below Chattanooga recent
ly. Tho river at that point flows into a
basin seventy-five feet deep und twenty
acres in area. On the afternoon in ques
tion the entiro body of water was seen
to rise six to eight feet as if by voleanio
action, and a mass of sediment which
had in vu mulated at tho bottom arose
and floated off. Tho occurrence is inex
plicable. A tradition exists that a pre
cisely similar phenomenon occurred in
tho same place many years ago.
Baron do Fava, tho Italian minister,
is thought to bo tho most distinguished
looking diplomat in Washington. IIo
has a princely carriage and tho purest
of Greek profiles. Thediplomatic corps
do not object to anything in Washing
ton life so much as thu donning on cere
monious occasions of their stiff and
heavy court-dress. "My husband," says
the laughing wife of ono of these for
eigners, "does begin to profane a week
before anv occasion of state. Ho does
much dislike the wearing of that so heav
dress, and so do they all. They do ai
prolano about it.
The steamship Great Eastern still con
tinues a burden to her owners and fails
to find employment. At a recent meet
ing of the stockholders the report of tho
directors staled that there was no divi
dend to declare and that they had been
unable to sell their ship by auction.
Tho chairman stated that when the ship
was put up at auction there was really
no bidding for her, although the sale was
most extensively advertised on tho con
tinent and in America. As to tho con
dition of tho ship, besides being main
tained sho had undergone a thorough
Scarecrows have had their day and
New England farmers and indeed farm
ers everywhere this side of Mason ami
Dixon's line may put up their shotguns.
The crow is no longer a devastator. Ho
is tho friend of man, and the bad habit
supposed to be inherent in crow nature)
of pulling up the young and tender
shoots of grain is not bad but beneficent,
as ho thus unearths the larvie of beetles
which he devours on the spot. All this
is proved by Professor Linden, who has
given several years of investigation to
tho habits of crows, nnd has recently
made the results public. Now it is tho
turn of the English sparrow, and we
wait for a paper from lis defender.
Tourists Who "infest" Egypt
The Builder, quoting a correspondent
of tho Iklmts, censures tho conduct of
certain tourists who infest Egypt
"Thev increase in numbers everv vear:
reports of revolution, insubordination in
the army, and cholera aro powerless to
hinder them: and those easv means of
communication, tho steamers that now
run frequently up nnd down tho Nilo, '
nring in larger numbers than over tho
strangers to see the ruins. Their pres
ence, however, is. wo aro sorrv to hear.
deeply regretted by tho genuine arehieo-
logist. in the thirty years that Egypt
has been thus visited, more harm has
been done to its old buildings than in
tho centuries of so much abused neglect
which have passed over tho country.'
The destruction caused by tho tourists
is really serious; piece by' pieeo tho in
scriptions and thu wall-paintings havo
been chipped away to supply meiium
tos." M. Charms describes how, on vis
iting a few days previously tho valley of
the kings, he found most barbarously
mutilated tho famous tomb of Setl I.,
which was discovered by Beloni; tho
alabaster sarcophagus is, it will bo ro
tnemhered, at present in Sir John
Soano's museum. "When Belzonl and
Champolliou entered tho tomb it was
intact; not a word of tho inscribed text
was wanting; tho wall-paintings wcro
as fresh in color as if painted tho day
before; now tho tomb is nearly a ruin,
and in a fow vears tho destruction will
bo complete." We may add to tho re
monstrances of our cotemporary the
questions: How is it possible to ceusuro
this wanton and petty mischief when
tho removal of tioblo obelisks to London
and Now York Is thought worthy of
applauso and imtlonal honors? What is
tho ditl'orenco in stupidity between
knocking off a nose of a statue, defacing
a loiui), or ravaging tho inscription,
and carrying away ono or more of tho ;
fow obelisks toft? London Athcwwn.