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THE SAFFORD MEM
ORIAL. The Corner Stone laid
UNDER DIRECTION OF AL
NO. m 1. 0. 0. F.
Address by P. G. M. John
RECEPTION BY MRS. SiFFORD IN
Banquet at The Halliduy.
The auspicious day long looked for by
the citizens of Cairo, ou which should bo
laid th) corner stone of the elegant Memo
rial Library building, erected to the memo
ry of Alfred B. Siffirt by his wife, Anna
E. Sffr J, dawned cl-ar and bright, and
pussed with every ikuil of the arrange
ments, carried to a successful issue. A
larije number of prominent Odd Felloes
and visiting guests from other phces were
in the city to take p irt in the interesting
cxercnes of the occasion. The arrange
ments confided by Mrs. Safford to the care
of Alexander Lodgo No. 224 I. 0. 0. F.,
were admirably c irrried out in every re
spect. At three o'c'.uck p. m. the members
of the or lifr iu full regalia and headed by
Prol. St rer's Silver Oruut Band marched
from the lodge rooms down Ohio levee and
out Fourth street to the home of Mrs. Saf
ford, whore they wera received and joined
by tlut l.dy, lur brother, Mr. II. II. Can
dee, and family, and proceeded to the situ
of tha bdddiag, mirc!iia3' up W tshinjton
avenue to Seventeenth stieet. In the large
window of the family residence, appropriate
ly driped, wis place 1 a ti.ie mirble
bust "f Mr. Sifford, lately received
bf Mrs. S'iff ord from Floreuce, Italy, and
intend.' J f r the entrmoe hall of the Library
building, wiiicli wai Habited by the pMCes
siou of Old Fellows, by lifted hat.-, aa th"y
passed tiie beautiful and life-like represen
tation of their decjasH brotln-r. The crowd
of interested spectators at the grounds was
one of tlu largest ever seen in Cairo, the
sidesri'.kjiaud every available bit of pac,e
about the foundation of the building and
in front being crjwded and large number
of c&rriai's tilled with ladies and gentle
men occupying the grounds and streets. At
the conclusion of the beautiful selections
given by the ttilver cornet baud, the cere
monies of the laying of the corner stone
conducted by Noble Gr ind B.-cker in the
beautiful ritual of the oMer were proceed
ed with. The cornerstone its;lf. a solid
block, engraved with the inscription".
B. Safford Memorial. Oct. 30th, 1883," re
ceived a copper box, in which was placed a
cumber of valuable and interesting articles
Among the number were, the Constitution
ami By-Laws of tbe Woman's Club and
Library Association the Founder ot the
Cairo Public Library ;the first catalogue
of the Library, the anuui! statement of the
City National Bank, together 'with coins,
bank notes, checks, certificates, etc., bear
ing the signature and steel engraving of
Mr. Saflord, so long its cag'iier;
the photographs of Mr. and Mr. Safford
and members of their families; the business
cards an 1 private cards of many funis and
individuals; a list of the architect, con
tractors and builders of the library, and a
fine copper plate preptnd by Alexander
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purchasing elsewhere, examine
Lodge, giving list of officers and some
valuable historical data a copy d" Mayor
Ualliday's inaugural address, a copy of Mr.
Obcrly's address to-day and the opening
programme of the Cairo Opera House.
At the close of these impressive cere
monies, the orator of the day, Mr. John II.
Oberly, now of Blooiuington, formerly of
Cairo, and a warm personal friend oi Mr.
Safford, was introduced and gave the fol
lowing, masterly, brilliant and touching
Member of the Ind?endent Order of Odd Fellows-Ladies
and G.'Dtleraen--01d time Friends
It may be true that a pattial tongue will
speak hero to-day of the character of the
man in whose memory is to be erected the
Memorial Building of which the corner
stone has at this time bt;en laid with appro
priate ceremonies; for that man was to him
who is to address you oa this occasion, as
he was to how mauy others to all indeed
who came within the circle of his kindly
impulses a friend and most wise counse
lor But even a partiul tongue could speak
little to the credit of the lamented dead
which could be put down and marked as
unmerited praise; for it is known to nil
who knew him, that modesty and unspot
ted faith, the sister of justice and unadorn
ed truth, his not, in this world, often found
the equal uf the genial, good-hearted and
open-handed Alfred B. Saffo:d, whose eyes
are sealed in endless sleep.
Alfred B. S ifTird w born at Morristown,
in the State ot Vermont, on the 22nd day
of January, 1822. During twenty years
he was an honored citizen of Cairo, occupy
ing a private station; doing good in the
modesty of a liberal heart; setting a good
example by an upright character and pure
walk and truthful conversation. He died
at Burlington, in the State of Vermont on
the 20th day July, 1877. This i the
short and simple story of his unostenta
He left behind him to lament his loss and
honor his memory, his widow, Mrs. Anna
Candee Safford, who, in token of her love
for him and of her veneration of his memo
ry, is now erecting in Lis honor this Mem
orial Building, the corner stone of which
has been laid by the I. O. O. F., of which
society he was a devoted member.
Livius, a Latin writer of 1900 years ago,
has said that ''elegance of appearance, orna
ineuts hcI dress these are women's badges
of distinction; in these they de'.Wit and
glory; these our ancestors called the wom
en's woil I.'' It is true now as it was then,
that elegance of appearance, ornaments and
dress are, in some measure, women's badges
of distinction, and of many women
they are still tho glory and delight. But
these are not now the woman's world,
which has broadened in modern days until
it has become the world of our common
humanity. At about the time Livius wrote,
a unman lived who, under the name of the
Virgin Mother, has become the female ideal
of Christendom; has indeed become the
world's supreme female ideal; and, as has
been said, has, by nothing but her gentle
ness and her sorrow, exercised a magnetic
power upon the world incomparably greater
than was ever exercised by the most majestic
female patriots of Paganism. Operating
with beneficent influence upon the church,
the church in turn booh afforded a field of
ennobling labor for woman who early in the
Christian era begau to found great institu
tions of charity and to enjoy the fruits of
her own hands; until, to-day, the distaff
taken from her, and tho ncedlo superceded,
woman is taking her place with man in the
great charities of tho day is stretching out
her hand to the poor; yea, reaching out her
hand to the neody is becoming the teacher
of our youth; and, in not a few instances,
has taken hery place side by side with mau
in the great business enterprises of the day.
She is becoming the arbiter of her own des
tiny. She is gaining mental breadth and is
not failing in child ward care is not losing
tho child-like in the larger mind. She his
acquire! business tact which enables her to
manage large interests; but, with money iu
her hand, she does not rise abovo the civo
tionsof her heart. Her wealth pays tribute
to her affections, as it has in this instate,
for Mrs. Safford is a type of the exalted wo
manhood of modern days. In life thi: man
and this woman walked together ma'c l as
well as wedded she the perfect music ami
he the noble words. And now that he his
gone hence, this worthy widow of a won My
husband would perpetuate, in the recoil c
tionof this coinmuuity, her husband's n ii.le
traits of character by tho erection of an v
propriate monument to his memory.
It has been said that the erection i.f a
monument is useless; that the remembrance
of us will last it we havo deserved it by o'ir
lives; and another writer has reminded us
that death conies equally to us all, and
makes us all equal when it comes. "The
ashes of an oak iu a chimney are," he say?,
"no epitaph of that to tell me how high or
how large that was; it tells me not what
flocks it sheltered while it stood, nor what
men it hurt when it fell. The dust of great
persons' graves is speechless too; it says
nothing, ii distinguishes uothing. As soon
the dust ol a wretch that thou wouldst not,
as of the prince whom thou couldst not,
look upon, will trouble thine eyes, if the
wind blow it thither; and when the whirl
wind hath blown the dust of the church
yard into the church, and'tho man sweeps
out the dust of the church into the church
yard, who will undertake to sift their dust
again, and to pronounce: 'This is the
putrician, this is the noble flour; and this
theyoeman, this is the plebeian brau?'"
True, as Horatius says
Pale Deatn enters with impoilil Hep the co'.tas-s
of the poor and the pa!a s of lhe rich.
But while death knows w social distinc
tions, aud levels all rank-, itcauuot triumph
over the good or bad wo;ks uf the victim,
whether he is found in t the cottage of the
poor or the palace of the rcli. The good as
well as the evil that iiu-u do live? after
them, and it is therefore aitoge'her becom
ing in us to erect monuments in commemor
ation of tho goodness of the humble in life
as well as of the great in commemoration
of the goodness of a S:,ff rd as well as of
the greatness of a Napoleon.
And this the widow of Alfred B. Safford
proposes to do iu tin erection of tho
A. B. Safford M-morial Library
Building, which she will dedicate to the
people, and in which your public library
will find an appropriate permanent home.
Thus from this building, sacred to the mem
ory of Alfred B. Safford, the great authors
of antiquity and of modern times
will constantly speak to the
youth of your city invoking them to noblo
action and -pure lives. From the shelves
ot the library ball of the S&fford Memorial
Building, the Old Testament will
be constantly saying: "Great is
truth anil mighty above all
things." And the New Testament: "Men
shall not live by bread alone." And Shake
speare: "Our doabts are traitors,
Arid make us lose the good we oft' might win
By fearing to attempt "
And Milton :
' To he weak is miserable
IlolDE or inffering."
And Addison :
" Tis the divinity that stirs within ns;
'Tis heaven Itself that points ont on an here
after, And Intimatej et :rni ty to men."
"Know then thyself; presums not God to scan;
The proper stady of mankind is man."
And Thompson of the Seasons:
"Thefe, as they change, Almighty Father!
Are hut the varied God. The rolling year
U full of Thee."
Aud Tennyson :
"Howa'er it bj, It seems to ma
Tin only noble to bo good,
Kind hearts arc more than coronets,
And aim:!e faith than Norman blood."
And Bicon : "Knowledge is Power."
And all othera of the innumerable host of
the great men ot the past, and of the present,
and of the to be, will speak words of wis
dom and admonition from beneath the
roof of this building to the generations
that will come after us.
And Alfred B. Safford, dead, deserves a
memorial of this kind, because in life he
was one of nature's noblemen. The anvil
of his kindly nature endured all the blows
of hatred, aud did not yield. Often, nearly
in every instance, tho hammers that batter
ed him broke themselves; hiskinduess de
stroyed the auger or prejudice that attacked
He had full realization of the fact, too
little regarded, that ho had not been born
for himself alone. Ho acknowledged his
obligation to his environments. He belong
ed to his frieuds, and there was no cry of
list ress, no appeal for sympathy, no peti
tion for help, that fell upon his ear unheed
ed; and he oftcner illustrated the doctrine
that men are created for the sake ot men,
that they may mutually do good for one
another, by giving than receiving. Uis
was the opening not the closing, the givin"
not the taking, hand.
He offered injury to no man that his own
advantage might follow, nor indeed lor any
other reason ; and he never failed to avert
injury, when ho knew it was pending, from
business or character or happiness. In other
words, ho was in no sense an unjust man;
but, truthful In his declarations and perse
vering in his promises, he was generally es
teemed as a just man. Ho was, indeed,
"e'en asjnst aman
As e'er my conversation wpod withal."
He resented injustice with noble indigna-
tion and indulged scorn and contempt of
mennncss to the limit of excess, but within
my recollection of his character, my knowl
edge of it beiug intimate, is nothing to jus
tify the admission that ho ever yieldod to
the too common weakness of humanity and
permitted tho insolence and brutality of
anger to lead him from a line of conduct
prescribed by good judgment operating
without excitement and unmodified by any
He was the slave of no vagrant or ram
pant appetites. He neither hated too in
tensely nor loved too ardently. All his
actions - his aversions ami desires were im
pelled by a goid reason, ami appetite was
thus held within control; so that he was
temperate in responding to the demands of
the flesh, and tolerant when he acted upon
the suggestions of his intellect.
By affability he won the love of those
who knew him. He was moved b) no
odious affectation. In prosperity he was
neither proud nor arrogant, and threatening
troubles he contemplated with equanimity.
He did not know what flattery was, and
neither gave it nor understood what was
offered when adulation was tendered to
him. Ho had no desire to fill the public
eye and did not allow ambition to rob him
of tho liberty to be independent in word
and action. Av.rice, a sign of a narrow and
sordid spirit, had no coutrol over him. He
conferred benefits upon the public and in
dividuals, but he did not rob some that he
might be generous toothers; ho was both
honest and generous. Ho was a lever of
simplicity. He had evenness of temper,
which is called a part of courage. His
friendship gave prosperity to his friends
and solactd them in adversity. He was
what, even in this day and gereration, is
hard to find a really good man. His
honesty showed itself by its own bright
ness, for he was a man in speaking of whom
we might have used the antique proverb
and have said : "He is one with whi m you
may play odd and even in the dark." He
was a pure vessel, and the good that was
ponred into him by nature .never became
He was a man, take him for all in all,
I ne'er shall see his like Again. He was an
exceptional character, and bis beneficent
memory ought to be perpetuated, as it will
be by this Memorial Building.
"His dint has turned to dust:
Ills sou! Is with Its God, we trust."
He was here this moment, and there tho
next. The machinery did not wear out; it
broke down suddenly. We cannot therefore
assert, with knowledge, that he would have
met death with calmness if he had known
of the destroyer's approach; but no one who
knew Alfred B. Safford can doubt that he
would have met his fate with fortitude."'
He did not regard death with horror, but as
a change from one condition to another.
Leckey says that "among tho many half-
pagan legends that were connected with
Ireland during the middle ages, one of the
most beautiful is that of the islands of life
and death. In a certain lake in Muuster
it is said there are two islands; into the first
death could never enter, but aye ar.d t-ick-ne-s,
and the weariness of life, and the
paroxysms of fearful suffering were all
known there; and they did their work until
the inhabitants, tired of their immortality,
learned to look upon the opposite island as
upon a haven ot repose: they launched
their harks upon the gloomy waters; they
touched its shore aud they were at rest."
The man whose memory we honor to-clay,
stood here upon this bank and shoal of time,
and looked towards the island of immortal
ity, always longing to be asstirred of its
mysteries. Ho did not believe that "the
candle which had been extinguished is in
the same condition as betoro it wa3 lit, and
the dead man as the man unborn." He be
lieved that death would emancipate life
from the tin aldom of the body. It in said
that in the last night in which Autoninus
Pius lived, the tribune came to ask him for
the password of the night. The dying ctn,
peror gave him "lequanimitas." With the
same restfulness would our dead frieud
have met death had it approached him with
The glory of theautumu time is here, and
nature is falling into the sere and yellow
leaf. Soon all the beauties of the earth will
have been buried in tho grave of wiuter.
Death will then reign supreme
over all the natural world.
But there will be a resurrection.
Beauty will spring from the tomb of winter"
and the earth will soon glow again with
life. Thus out of the other death life will
also come, as so mauy philosphers and
priests and every-lay people, the learned
and un'earned alike, havo ho often said.
And this doctrine the lamented Safford be
lieved. Ho did not know tho future, be
cause it belongs, in so far as mortality cm
yet perceive, to the humanly unknowable;
but ho had hopes, well founded, of another
life, higher and nobler and far grander than
this. He had hints of that life. He stood
in darkness, but straining his eyes ho saw
tho light ot iir mortality flushing into the
dawn of the ineffable morning that in our
belief is shutout from human vision by tho
sombeo mountains of mortality. He heard
occasionally what, for want of better phrase,
we must call tho rustling of angel-wings
sounds that seemed to como from outside
of human life to his human ears like weird
music floating in harmony on the tumult of
storm in tho profound darkness of night.
He believed in tho harmony of tho universe,
and had no doubt that the great instrument
of nature had been attuned by an intellect
incomprehensible by man. He believed in
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