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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 30, 1882.
! uyor -N . H. TblntUwood.
Treamircr-T J. Kerth.
. ). rU Ucniitn. J, J'oley.
(!i.uiiHlurWm. U. Gilbert.
Attnriiey-W llliaro Uendrlrki.
HoKii or ii.niKHi.
K'fM r I- Win, McHilo. T. M . Kliulirotigh.
r,,,... tttd Wuril- Jemii IluiWIe, C. N. lliiKhea.
Tlilr.l Ward- II. K, Hllc Joliu Wood.
'.. ir.h Wrd -l Url.' O. i'ttlor, Adoiph Bwo-
J k'! Ii Wwii-T. W. Ihlllday. Erufit B. Petttt.
County Oilii't r.
Circuit .Iik'u'i I). I lt- (
( Irr nt ClrrU-A. II Irvui.
('Miiiiy Jiide-i It. S i oonu.
Com my Clerk-a. J. "111111:1
:. i. my Ait"iu':y-.I M luirnn.
County Tre-"ir"r"Milea W. Parker.
rtiuilil -John lloda"..
Cnrrier-tt. l'U.p iala
County Corumli'aioneri r. W. Uilllasy,
Ulil and 1'eler snip.
ulliii HAITIST Curitur Tenth and
J mrr-t; preaUitm nrt and
third ssuadaya lu
UKTUor.dv.7:ii. J Sl,r4V h B,,,P.?ln
n.Lnin 1 111 n 1 v j,
-mrui-H Of TUB
L Fourteenth irufl ; Sunday
7:ii m., limy
Mjrnmj Prayera; :"ip. m., Kvenlni; Prayera. P.
i'. iMvciijurt, 8. T. . lienor.
I HI. hi MISSIONARY UAPTIST CHURCH
r I'rih.-Mim-at a n... 3 p. m., and T:4ll p. m.
KLbMU f.tiool t 7 ' p. m Kct. T. J. hhoret,
i.-.. i... uwi 1 in Hiinlnv -Iion 1 .nil B. 01.,
f t I HKMN -TBinreutn ttrwiii
m : nuiiuar Uliooi 4 v ui.
liliil !'' '
MhTlH'I'loT-t nr. KUhib and Walant HreeU,
Prm-Mi. SaM.ath ll:U'a m. and7:0 p.m.
.lomUy Scau il at piup. m. Re. J. A.bcirrctl,
I JUIHYTK.KIAS -Eliihtli Itreef. preichlag OB
I h.iil.wli l Jl:i . m.aud 7:wip. tn .; prayer
u.wi.0.' VV.-dneedav at 7:3'ip. m.; 8nndiy Hcntwl
at 3 . in. B. V. George, pattor.
or .kKPU s - Roman Catholic) Corner Cro.a
and Walnut .ireetn; aervtcei SahbaUi iu.b.
a.; Sundar hchool at 2 p. m ; Vepr Jp. m.;
... ... ..v..rv'ii it 8 a. m. Rev. O'Hari. Prleet.
ST. PATRICK S- Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
ftr-et aad Wajhlnirton arenuc; BfTtcfi'
imb 8 and IV a m ; Vetpura S p. m-; Hocday Hcnool
t p. tn. aurvtcea every day at & a. tn. Rt. MiU;ryii
K. K. TIME CARD ATCAIKO.
ILLINOIS CESTHALR. K.
tlLAlK. Iiai ABT. THAN A RRIVI
A':com'datlon.ll :10 a m
tEipreM 4 ) P
Mtll 4S a.tn
KxwrcM 11:10 a m
Accoaidalloii..4.05 p tn
MISS C'KNTRAL K. K.
4:W a m I tMall
.... 10:15a m tKiprrff...
ST. L.IC, K. K. (Narrow (iaur;a )
Kxprt'M W.wa.ra I KiprM 'V P m
Accinn'd;!on. l :t p.m I 'Acconi'datoln 12:05 p m
ST L . I.M A 8. R. R.
Bxpre-i H::j0p.B I iKxprcis. 2:W pB
rAccom nation. ..p m I tAccuni'datlon lr.4Ai.ni
WABASH. ST. LOUS PACIFIC K'Y CO
Mill Jti .... 4.SvmMU K....:aip m
Dally uxctpt Sunday, t Dally.
MOBILE i OHIO H Ii;
Mail :'. tu.IM.il R-.fmp.in.
gxprcei! u 4i i. ni. 1 Kjpt. :Wp. rn.
gT. LOUIS & CAIRO R. R.
TRAINS I'.LN AS PliLLOWi.
Kipn.au ud Mail li av. Cairo. vnry day vpt
Stliirtav, M lu:S w- ArriV.a i .85 p tu.
Accommodation arrive at 1J "5 p. m. aud flu
part. t l.Ji p. ni.
CBLLC 1 bCHOOL
, near ltth.
KUMMEKTEUM, from July 5, 12 weeks
FALL TEUM, from Oct. 2,12 weeks
TUriON FOR TKRM
Coiunioti Si liool, Acadomlc and Commercial
1 1 KN It V V rO Y L), Toacher.
QEOUGK H. LFACI1, M. 1).
Pliv.ician and Surgeon.
Hpi-clal itti'titloii paid to the Hoiunopnthlc treat
mi'iil of tirnlcul discasea, aud iliieae of woraun
ami children. ,
Olllce : On llth etreet, oppusltu the Poat Olllce,
ill. W. JOltH,
D K NTIST.
nPflK-Kii'litli Street, near Vomt rr lal Ant)e
U. K W. WUITLOCK,
Uir -No. 1119 Commorclal Avenue, botweun
KElitli mid Ninth Street
PROl'HIKTOR OF HPROAT'8 PATENT
ICF. t'Y T11K CAR LOAD OR TON.WELl
orep von sinrriNG ;
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee
HENRY K. TAYLOR Maater
GEO. JOBE8 Clerk
LfiivtiilVlucsli fur Cairo daliy (Sundiiya except
ed) at S i.m. ind Mound City il l p tu. Rmurii
inn. L 'ivei Cairo all p. m. Mound. City at 5 p. m.
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
On and after Mundav, July .'I. and until furtlie r
notlc. thu ferryboat fhrea State, will run &a near
i. paimlbleon the following time table :
THE REGULAR CAIRO AND
Mint Lsavii LiiTia
XootPoanh at. Hlaaourl Lind a;. Kentucky Ld j.
::n. tn. 7:00i. m. " i"i m.
::) " 6:1)0 ' .) "
10::ft ' ll:un " 1 1 ::jt '
i:iw p. m. .aup. m. 8.W y. ni.
I.m Leave L.ave
Koot Kourtli f t. Kentucky Ld". Mlmourl I.and'ir.
4:iwp. m. 4:) p.m. :lo p.m.
On last trip leaving Kenturkv lindlnir it 4. o'clock
p. m , the boat will go to Hlrdi Point, msklni; con
nection with T. St . L. pia.cDk'er tratn for Cairo.
Klr.t trip it 6:Ci i. m. leivlng Ciiro. Will connect
wlin T. St. L. train lcavln Cairo.
MUTUAL All) SOCIETY.
A SUBSTITUTE FOR LIFE INSCK-
WIDOWS' & ORPHANS'
Mutual Aid Society,
OrganlMd Julv Uth, 1877, Uuiter the Laws o
the Siate of Illinois. Copyrighted Julv
0, 1877, Cutler Act of Congreis.
P.O. HC'HlTn President
C. T. Rl'DD ... ....Vlce Proaident
J. A. (iOLDSTINB Treaauror
J. .T. GORDON Medical Advmur
THOMAS LRWI8 Secrotar-
JOHN C, WHITE .Anlelaut SecrelaJi
II. I.KIGHTON, L. h. THOMAS,
J. C. WHITE,
W. r. PITCUEK.
J. 8. McGAHEY.
William Htntton. of Stratton A Bird, wbole.ald
Krncem; Paul O, Sclnih, wholemleand retail drug.
Slat; llftxeu l.eigiuon, commiininn merrnaui; oar,
. McOtbpy, lniuher deiler; J. J. Onrdon, phya.
Iclan ; J. A. Goldmine, of Goldntluo & Roaenwater
whnluaale ind retail dry cooda. etc: Wm.F. Pitch
er, general iirent; Henry B. Ellii, city printer ind
lunik hlnrivr: Che. lev Havnei. Cootier: J mi. C.
White, aanlatant necretary ind aollcltor: Albert
Lowm.neaii'riunoiirana Rratn; r. orona. iirem.
rifitif. Alnmnder Count? Bank: G. W. Heudrlcka,
rnnlritFlKr and huildtir: Cvrua Cloe. general
Hunt ;Ttiomn Lewis. ecrtry and attorney at
law; L.8, Thoniaa, broom manufacturer: W. K
Ilusael. coutraetor and htillder; O. T, Rtidd
aseut C. Rl. L. N. 0. rallttoadjMoiua Fhlllips.rar.
nnninr; n. A. Chumhler. contractor, Cairo, Ilia.
P.,. .t Rnanrnr nlerffvman.Ht Lwull. Mo. : J. H
Bothune, circuit clerk, Mmalaalppi county, Cliarle
. ... ft W . I'mnimtHtu Mi, .
ion, mo. i tl. u. niooro , mnTo,, uuu..v...
n uinoliitar nhvalpUn. Arlington. Kv. : J. W
Tarry, phvalctau. Pulton, Kt. ; Wtu. Ryan, hrtner,
Murnr. Kv. : A. Stolnbacb, manuiactutur of aid
dlerv.ETiuavlllo, Ind ; Iko Anderaon, aecrotar
to superintendent C. St. L. N O. railroad. Jack
ton, Tenn.; J. 8. Robaruon, phlclau, White
villa, Tenu . : Tboraai A. Oaborn, narneae makor,
Bolivar, Ten.: Wm. L. Walker, "Dixie Adver
ting Agencv " HoIIt S prlara. Mn
W. K Lambimn, rlvr editor of I'nt Hui.ltih
and I'uumbo'it panener atnt. Order for ill
kludaof Mteamlioat Job piiutlnK aoliclled. O.'Hco
arl'lantera Uotol, No. M Ohio luvoe.
HTAOES OK TIIK UIVKR.
The rivur rnarkuil by the ijau'o last even
ing at 4 o'clock at tliia port 23 feot und
PitUbur, July 29-6 p. in. River 1 foot
aud G indies mxl falling,
Cincinrmti, July 2!) 0 p. Hi. River. 9
feet 9 inches ami falling.
Louisville, July '."J (J p. m. River 6
feet 10 inches a:ul rising.
Nashville, July 29-0 p. m. River 4 feet
6 inches and rising.
!?r. Louis, July 29-fi p. m. River 19 feet
1 inch and tailing.
The Granito State, Caj. W. C. Tichonor
master, will 1;ihJ here to-night. Passen
gers going up the Ohio for Louisville, Cin
cinnati or intermediate points can procure
tickets at low rates from V. F. Larnbdin,
agent. OfliccNo. 54 Ohio levee.
The Belle Memphis fioui Vicksburg ar
rived at 11 a. tu. yesterday. Sue had a
good trip aDd k-ftfor St. Louid at 11 M.
The V. P. Halliday left for New Orleans
early yesterday morning with all the freight
The 'Will Kjle was advertised in the
Cincinnati and Louisville papers to leave
Cincinnati Wednesday, 20th inst., and ac
cording to her advertised departure would
have been due here to-day, but she did not
leave until lust evening . consequently will
not be here before Wednesday, Aug. 2.
The Cons. Millar for Memphis will be
on hand this morning for tho Bluff City.
If there arc any passengers going
south by river they can secure good
rooms by culling on Passenger Agent W.
F. Lambdin at Lis oflice, 54 Ohio levee.
The Gtis Fowler has done a big week's
work and is entitled to take a breathing
spell on Sunday. Consequently ahe will
not report here to-day, but lookout for her
to-morrow on time.
The pretty, little, light draught, J. H.
llillman, from Nashville is due this even
ing. Tom Galligher is the man who acts as
bell ringer Rnd Cliief of Ceremonies Fayette
Spillurs and Bud YarLrough, of the Rhea,
are ou board. Messrs. btockhaia and Joues
have charge i.f the engine room with thia
introduction. W leave it to the public to
determine whether the llillman is all O.
K. She leaves here for Nashville to-mor
row morning at 10.
The U. P. Schcuck from New Orleans
will arrive here Wednesday for Ciucmnati.
The river at Pituburg wiU be incapable
of quotation. If it continues to recede
much more there is only about 16 inches
water thereat present.
The Fanchon, which took the place of
the John Wilson which sank in the Atch
afyla river some 3 weeks since, exploded
one of her flues last Wednesday and-siled
twelve or Cfte-en persons, most nTl whom
were officers and hands of tho boat. Some
of them were scaled in the most horrible
manner and died in untold agony.
Mr. Fred Truck, chief engineer of the
Jas. W. GalT, on the arrival of his boat in
port of Cincinnati, was presented with
another son by Lis wife, which makes an
even doen. "You are pretty well repre
The Jas. W.GulT luaves Cincinnati this
evening for Memphis.
The Gus Fowler had another Cue trip
yesterday, and her blackberry brigade
seems to be on the iucrease from the quan
tity of these berries which are daily brought
down from Mound City and gathered in
that vicinity. It would seem that there
is hardly any room for any other crop.
The City of Greenville is due this even
ing from St. Louis for Vicksburg.
Tho City of Helena for Memphis passed
down last night.
A telegram from Evansville, dated Aug.
33th inst. to the Globe-Democrat, states
that dpt. J. II. Fowler, of raducah, will
enter the Josh V. Throop as an independent
packet to run from Evansville to Cairo.
We havo no doubt the Josh Throop will do
wollin this trade during tho low water
season as sho is light aud quite a neat little
packet. Besides under tho management
of dipt. Fowler who is very popular wo
think ho will make some money with her,
Tho Annie P. Silver is duo from St.
Louis this evening for New Orleans.
Thcreliableand popular steamer Hudson,
conducted bv Cant. John Griffith, will
leave hero early this morning for St. Louis,
Tho Hudson lias one of tho fiucst ciblns of
any boat on the Ohio or Mississippi, and
her table is supplied with the best tho
markets afford. Agent W. F. Lambdin;
office No. 54 Ohio levee.
The I). C. Fogel, a very pretty and
staunch towboat, built recently at Coving
ton, Ky., for Messrs. Fogel Bros., ot Bur
lington, Iowa, landed here last evening
tJapt.F. J. Fogel, her clover commander,
furnishes us the following dimensions and
description of his boat: She is 120 feet
long, 22 feot beam, 10J inch cylinders, 5
foot stroke; one boiler, 20 feet long with 6 9
inch patent lay over flues, ller cabin is of
the finest walnut finish. The captain thinks
Bhe will bo very fast. Sho made tho run
froui Cincinnati to Cairo in 47 hours. Mr.
J. II. Meeker, pilot, brought her down from
Cincinnati, aud will take her through to
Buratigton, Iowa. He says Bhe handles
wilb the greatest ease.
REPUBLICAN STATE PLATFORM.
' Monticello Bulletin,
The Republican state convention adopted
a pluforiu the other day. Tho Bulletin
has i .relully studied that platform and, as
near';" as we are able to catch its mean
ing "the following is the plain English of it,
stated briefly :
Whereus, It is necessary to perpetuate
the Republican party; therefore, belt
Resolved, That the policy ot the party
is unchanged. We are in favor of lair
elections and an honest count north and
south, except wheie Democrats can be
counted out; thu honest treatment of public
debts except in Virginia and other southern
states where repudiation will catch votes
enough to elect our ticket; a reduction of
taxation, that is that the amount held by
taxpayers be reduced for the benefit of Re
publican office holders; a hearty approval
of high tariff which shall regard the inter
ests of none but the wealthy manufacturers;
a reform of tho civil service that will enable
the Republican party to cause its office
holds and poor clerks to whack up livelier
ou the campaign fund, this clause to have
especial application to the poor clerks.
Renohed, That our stto debt has been
honestly paid by wise Republican manage
ment, except the greater part which was
paid by the Illinois Central railroad under
a constitutional law introduced and carried
through Stephen A. Douglas, a Democrat;
therefore the Republican party of Illinois
ought to be kept in power.
Resolved, That we condemn tho shooting
of Garfield, but President Arthur is mak
ing a boss president and we propose to
stand by him.
Resolved, That all honest Republicans
should close their eyes, stop their ears and
shut their mouths, so that they will utdther
see, hear nor talk about tho rascality of tho
dishonest leaders, and then wo can snap
our fingers at dissensions, and whep up
ReBolted, That we are in favor of just
such laws as will protect the manufacturer
and the capitalist and grind the agriculturist
and the poor laborer down to the lowest
Resolved, That we extend our sympathy
to tho oppressed people of Ireland, pro-
vuiea mo wish oi America win vuie mo
Resolved, That while we like whisky
ourselves, we would forbid its use among
common people, but we are atraid a plank
of that kind would send the Damned Dutch
over to the Democrats, so we will leave that
GIVE US FAIR PLAY.
TriE Bulletin desires to say to the
Southern Illinois press in geneial, and to
the Pulaski Patriot, the DuQuoiu Tribune,
the Johuson County Journal and several
other exchanges which have grossly mis
represented it iu particular, that in all iU
, i, -r .i : :tt . i - .1.
efforts to secure Captain Thomas' nomina
tion by his Republican friends, and all its
expositions and denunciations of the fraud
resorted to by his enemies to defeat him,
it never, directly or indirectly, intimated
that it was in favor of his election. It
desired his nomination only, and it did all
in its power to secure this. Its reasons
for desiring Captain Thomas' nom
ination in nreference to that of
auy other Republican are coucisely
given in the following item, taken lroui
the Daily of June 10th, and which ap
peared in the weekly ot the 19th:
The onlv renson why Democrats take
any interest at all iu tho nomination of a
Republican candidate lor congressman is
that there is a .possibility oi repuoiican
success at the coming November election.
And the only possible reason why Demo
crats support Captain Thomas iu his en-
leavors to be renomiwued by his own par
ty is that, by reason of his experience, posi
tion and influence at Washington, he
would bo better able than all his repuoii
can rivals to further tho rivor improve
ment interests of this district iu the event
of his election".
This contains no pledge, nor does any
other lino ever published by Tuit Bulletin
upon which Captain Thomas or any one
else could base a claim for The Bulletin's
support of tho captain in his fight for
election against a Democrat, therefore
TheJBulletin is at liberty to do and is not
inconsistent now in doing, all it can, con
sistent with truth and j decency, to doleat
tho caotain. But more than this. The
Bulletin distinctly reserved tho right to
and predicted that it would, do what it
could to defeat tho captain, as appears
from tho following Item taken from tho
issues of the same dates as that giveu above
"A3 a Republican aud a man ot very
ordinary nu-utal calibre, Captaiu Thomas is
ob ectionablo to tlio Democrats oi tins urn
trict. and vei v honorable effort will be
intiiln bv them to iliifnat him with a lMOi
Democrat In overv wav his Deer and iu
many rospocta his superior."
It seems to us that no more conclusive
proof than the above could be askod, that
those who are charging The Bulletin with
inconsistency in its present opposition to
Captain Thomas are doing so either lg
norantly or maliciously. Thk Bulletin
was honest . in its advocacy of Captain
j Thomas over all his Republican rivals, bo-
cause It believed that he possessed quali
fications for congressman superior to those
of his rivals. The Bulletin is honest
now in its opposition to bis election, be
cause it believes that he is not, and it never
did believe that he was, equal in every re
spect to the wan with whom the Demo
cratic party can oppose hiai. Being con
sistently and honestly opposod to Cuptain
Thomas, and being lead by facts and in
telligence, not by blind prejudice, The
Bulletin is firm and will conduct tho
canvass agaiust the captain without re
sorting to personalities or misrepresentation
as did his opponents in his own party.
There will be uo need of this, for the record
which Captain Thomas has made will fur
nish ample evidence of his unfitness for 'ha
place lie holds and seeks to retain. TU-"
are The Bulletin's true motives and posi
tion, and none who are disposed to bo fair
will charge The Bulletin with incou
sistcucy or dishonesty ; and as for those who
do so maliciously, they may igcoro the
beam in their own eye, cry treason it they
will and uittke,the most of it unmolested by
any further notice from The Bulletin.
Jim Bennett on a Tare.
the Editor vn Surprised it Hi. Own Mi-
An amusing story hns found its way
from tho very foundations of tho big
white building, corner of Ann street and
Broadway up into the clubs along Fifth
avenue, James Gordon Bennett being
the hero. It has been dished up bv tho
Sunday Mercury. This incident is al
leged to have occurred only n few days
previous to his departure for Europe In
ids new steam yacht. Mr. Bennett had
been jaunting around town all day and
was in good spirits. He visited numer
ous aristocratic resorts, talking "steam
gear" und "yachting" and toasting the
success of his new craft until late at
night. By this time be began to feel, as
Ins club friends put it, "bang up. Ho
.secured tho i-oinpiiny of a friend and
inadu a regular round of the city in a
eloM'-covi-red carriage that was hird
for the occaf-io i. At last hours of early
morning rolled in upon them. "Jim"
began to fall back on his old hobby of
journalism, and wouud up by inviting
liis friend to go down with him and see
Uv jieMest newspaper in New York
go to press." Tho driver was then told
to whip liis hor.-es post-haste down to
the corner of Ann street and Broadway.
Soon the carriage rolled up to the b:we
nient entrance to tlw press rooms, on
the Ann street side. "Jim" and his
friend wandered down into the depths
of the concern and Appeared unexpect
edly among tho small army of pressmen
ami feeders. A stir of excitement re
sulted, and in a moment the words
p.tj.n-d from mouth to mouth, "Here's
the Governor!" Mr. Bennett, startled at
hearing the Midden clash of tho im
mense machiiiery as the presses started,
demanded tho noise to be stopped. The
foreman hastened to ascertain the cause
of lid i--' --"ntion. Seeing the pro
prietor oi u.o concern, he gave notice
to stop until the wishes of Mr. Bennett
could be heard. Then the jolly editor
said: "Mr. Foremau, I want you to stop
all this work and bring your men up bo
fore ni until I speak to them." "But
the paper is just going to press." put in
the man, fearing valuable time might bo
lo-.t in getting out tho sheet. "1 am the
proprietor of this paper, aud you will
obey my orders," sharply retorted Mr.
Bennett, who then got up on a feeder's
platform and began to address the as
M'liiblago. Ho began questioning tho
men about some details of their busi
ness, tho foreman then saw that if Mr.
Bennett w as allowed to continue occu
pying his men's time for once the paper
would not bo issued iu season to com
pote with its rivals. He approached th
editor's friend, and quietly asked that
gentleman to suggest to tho speaker to
"let op." When tho editor's friend did
this demurely, iu-Ui-ad of "Jim" taking
tlie civil hint he only became morn ram
pant, asked the men if lliev had celt
braled Decoration Day. Then ho ship
ped out a roll of bills from his pocket,
and calling each man up before him
with a ten or a five dollar note with 1 1 to
exclamation: "Here, go und have somo
fun and take a little rest." Already tho
paper was behind time half an hour,
and tint foreman begged I'u'iinelt's
friend to take him from the place. At
last, tifter the utmost exertion, "Jim" .
was got down from tho platform, and
the proses again started, while tho edi
tor and his friend tuadu their way froii,
the vaults. "Jim" exclaiming as they
retired: "What a d noiso those things
down there mako. But, they send out
the paper, 1 toll vou, all tho same, for
the New York Ikrald li.the greti"
and us he half finished this- latter oft re
peated si'iilenco h dropped back in the
corner of tho carriage, his heels on the
window sill, whilst the tioisn of tho ve
hicle drowned his voice in their rapid
flight for the northwest corner of Twen-ty-tirst
street Bnd Fifth avenue.
m - a
The Power of Gantle Influence.
If American scholarship does not car
ry the election to-day, it determine. tho
policy of to-morrow, Calm, patient,
eon lil lent, heroic in our busy und ma
terial life It perpetually vindicates the
truth that the things which are unseen
niv oternal. So In the cloudless Summer
sky Ni'ivnely shines the moon, while the
tumultuous ocean rolls and murmurs bo
ti'iath, the typo of illimilnblu und unbri
dled power. But ii'sistlossly unirshalud
by celestial luws.all tho wild wuters.heav
lug from polo to polo, rise and reccdo,
uliedieiit. to that mild Queen of heaven.
-(lconj II". L'urtis.
Wuntl that man chargod with P'
asked the Russian police justice. "With
dyunntlie, your honor, answered tho
MEN WOMEN AND BOOKS.
EDITED IN THE INTEREST OF THE CAIRO
Sesame and Lilies received at the Public
Library last week. The natural conse
quence of reading this book will be a call
for more of Ruskin's works. Mr. Ruskin
1j a fortunate author. Already his works
are sold at the rates of varieties.. A second
hand book seller in Birmingham offers a
collection of this eccentric Englishman's
untire works, in sixty-eigbt bound volumes,
wiih all his pamphlets for $550. Separate
ly the works would bring even more.
Judo Tourgeo is said to have cleared the
."'--.. ..'tblo sum of 30,000 from the sale
of "The Fool's Errand."
"E. Marlitt," is tho nom do plume of
Fraulen John, a resident of tho littlo town
of Arnstadt, in mid Germany.
The works of this author translated by
Mrs. Wistcr are exceedingly popular just
now wild the subscribers to thu Public Li
brary. Tho Pennsylvania Museum has just been
presented with an extensive collection of
obji-cts of art, iudmtry and vertu, tapes-
ny ceramics uf all countries and eias,
carvings jewelry, bice ancient gbua and
old missalR.tho property of Mrs. llloomfleld
Moore of Philadelphia. The collection ha3
been her labor of love for many years.
Muii'. Le'on Bcrtant, a lady who has
achieved great successes with many works
of sculpture that have been produced in her
atilierhas jeceived the compliment of be
ing selected to execute for the foyer of the
opera, a bust of Sophio Arnauld. Art En
terchange. The Alexandrian Museum, whose schol
ars were maintained at public expense, had
for their use 400,000 voluuiua or rolls of
the library which was supposed to contain
copies ot all the books in the world. It
was this portion of the library which the
Caliph Omar is said to have destroyed in
640, with the remark that if they agreed
with tho Koran they were useless, if not
they were hurtful. In the museum waa
kept tho original copy of tho Septugent,
the earliest translation of Old Testament
Scriptures into Greek, made al Alexandria,
about two centuries before Christ.
THE ALEXANDRIA OF OLD.
Alexandria was for ages the chief seat of
both pagan aud Christian learning. It is
said that Aristotle, the preceptor of Alexan
der, atone time taught philosophy in tho
portico of the Serapeum. Certain it is that
Euclid had his school of mathematics in
Alexandria, and it was there that, in an
swer to a question trom King Ptolemy as to
whether there was not somo easy way to ac
quire a knowledgd of his favorite science,
he replied : "Thero is no royal road to ge
ometry." Galen studod medicine there,
and some say that Archimedes lived there
for a time. Philo, Aminonius aud Plotmua
revived there the Platonic philosophy; Eu
sebius says that St. Mark the Evangelist
preached and founded churches there, and
it whs there that Clement earned his title
as one of the fathers of the church, that his
pupil Origcn labored, and that Arius and
Athanasius made the world ring with tho
quarrel of the trinity until Constantino
called the first general council to settle the
matter which was held at Nico in tho year
325. A little before this, while heathenism
was still strong in the city, St. Catherine of
Alexandria, virgin and martyr, is said to
havo been beheaded by a sword justoutsido
tho walls, aud to have been borne after
death by angels over the desert and over
tho Rod sea to tho summit of Mount Sinai,
ami a little after this, when thu Serapeum
had been destroyed acd Christianity had
gained tho ascendency. Cyril and his
monks sei'id tlio beautiful and virtuous
llypatia, daughter of Theon tho mathema
tician, as she was on her way to teach
philosophy in thu school bhe had estab
lished, and murdered her because she clung
to tho gods that she had learned to wor
ship at Athens. The Alexrndrino dialect
of the Greek was tho ono in which thu
New Testament was written, and tho pa
triarchal see of Alexandria outranked those
of Jerusalem and Antloch, though it was
itself afterward outranked by Constantino,
pie and Rome.
TllE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL
CONVENTION 20ru DISTRICT.
I'ho Democratic congressional conven
tion lor tho Twentieth district will he held
in the city of Cairo on Tuesday, August
15th, 102, for the purpose of nominating;
a candidate for congress. Tho convention,
will meet at 'd p. m. in the Opera House.
Each county iu tho district will bo enti
tled to one delegate for every 200 votes and
one delegate for every fraction over 10D
votes cast in such county tor II anew k and
English In 1880.
B order of the central committee.
Wm. II. Uuekn, Chairman.
RoMKO Fkhunu, Secretary.
Women that have been bdridden for
year have been completely cured by the
use of Lydia B. Piokham's Vegetable Com
pound. , ",' V:.(i. '