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rflECITY NATIONAL BANK.
Of Cairo, Illinois.
71 OHIO LEVEE.
CAPITA 1.. i 100.000!
A General Banking BusinesH
JNTERPRISK SAVING HANK
KXCLUSIVKLY A SAVINGS J1AM.
viios. wmi am. Ida's ,
Commercial Avenue and I-'ilitb Street
CAIRO, I T.I, S.
F. BKOSS. President, i P. VAtf Vlc- I'r.n ni
II. VVELi.S, Collier. i f . J. Kcr'.u, Au't cL
F. Bro.... CVro I William KIuls .(sin
Peter Neff .. ' Wlliiam Wolf....
CM Oterloh " t'. patler "
E.A.Buder " I H. Well '
J. Y. Ciemsuu, Caledonia.
A GUN Ell A I. BANKING HCSISiiriS DONE.
Kichaiiua fold end bou'ht. I::W:ot pill !i
the Havings Department. Collections ruadu sue
II tiastnea promptly attended tr.
Q.E0RGE HARRISON LEACH, M. D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
Special attention paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment of surgical disease, aud disenes of wouien
OFFICE On Ulh street, opposite the Post
office, Cairo, III.
It. J. E. STRONG,
129 Commercial Ave., Cairo, 111.
VAPOR, BLBCTItO-VAPOH tun MEDICATED
A lady in attendance.
K. E W. WUITLOCK,
Orrui-No. 138 Commercial Avenn. between
Krl t'jatid NtLtta Htreeu
J 0. PARSONS, M. D.,
OCULIST AND AURIST.
OFFICE City Drug Store, Carbondale, 111.
136 &138 Com'l Ave.
have received a full and complete Hue
ol new Foil and Winter
Cloaks, Polmans, Notions, Etc.
A heavy atock of Body Brussels, Taper
trie aud Ingrain
A full stock of Oil Cloth", til and price
?!'iing& Gents' Fumish'g Goods
A full and complete hock is now oem
cloned out at great bargain.
Good lit Bottom Prices!
LOUTS C. HERBERT,
(Successor to Chas. T. Newlanil anil
H. T. Gerould.)
Plumber, Steam and Gas Fitter
Commercial Ave , bet. Tenth and Ele
CAlliO. : : : ILL.
Drive Well Force and Lift Pumps furnlihed and
put "p. Agent for the Celebrated
"BUCKEYE FORCE PUMP ',
' the best pump erer Invented.' New On Fixture
tarnished to order. O il fixture repaired and
tyojobbing promptly attended to. 319-u
Ml CITY LIVERY. FEED and
Coiuinercial A v., bet. 8tli & 9th St.
Good Turnouts at Reasonable Rates.
tVIIorBoa boardod and well cntrocl
TKI. KI'HONK NO. 11).
ia r. MIT 11.
CUBBJtT A. HMITII
Grand Central Store.
CM LHO. - - L Li Li.
Patrick T. McAlpine,
Miulo to Order.
8tti Ht., bet. Ohio Levee & Commercial Ave.
CAIRO. . - ILL
Kepairintf neatly done at short notice.
XEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
I'lie Largest Variety Stock
IN THK CITY.
(iOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
NEW YORK STORE CO,
(;r. NvLcteenth tret )
I'mimiurcial Avm.ne i
Mannfuctnrer and realr In
llth Stree,, between Com'l Av--. uil Levee.
CHOKE BORING A SPECIALTY
ALL KINDS OF AMC.VITION.
safe Beoalred. All Klndi ol Kers Made
W. 8TRATT0N, Ca'ro.
T. BIRD, MiMourl.
STKATTON & BIED,
No. W Ohio Levee, Cairo, 111.
"AittnU American Powaor Co
The Regular Cairo & I'adueali Daily
SB GUS FOWLER
IIRNHT E. TAYLOIt, Maeter.
tiKOKGK JOUli, Clerk.
eve Ptducah for C ilro dally (Sundays except
d) at 8 a. in , and M.iund Cit v at 1 p. m. Keturu
Dg, leavet Ctiiro at 4 p.m. ; Moun.l Citv at 5 p.m.
Caution to Farmers & Dealers
For Safety in prorurinii vcrnr IIAK-
POON 110HSK 1JAY FUUKS. neiect
only thone having thereon an Imprint
of onr TitAUl makk, and thereby eave
Cttaloe'iet ulvinif rellube iuformalion furnished
free by Mfus and Prop".,
A. .1. N ELLIS COMPANY, Plt'shure, Pa.
Aleo, )itzt. Nellln' Mounted Floatlnit Harrows,
Ait'l Steele, O'm't'l Fencing, Hoad liraiern, Ac.
SCMMER LAW LECl"RKS(nlne weekly) begin
10th Jnly, IBM and end lmh September. Have
proved of lgnal u-e. -lat. to students who design
to purcue their aludien at thlf or other haw School;
!Jd, to those who promise to read privately; and 3d,
to praotioners who have not had the advantage ol
systematic ius'rucllon. l-or elrcular address (P.O.
University ol Va.)co,John B. Minor, I nt. Com.
and Stat. Law. 2 Mm
BaoatnotiKl and luecenaful specialists i In the U. a
(now retired) for thecure of ervoum '"'"(
Addren PR. WARD A CO., Loultlan. Ma.
OV TIIK HUMAN BODY KM.AHUKO, IKVI.
PPko, fiTRKNUTHKNKI)." Kip.. Isan ntprftitm
advert HmwmtTiim run in imTTnprnTnnTTy t" i"
uninni wevTnTy that thpfTruTiToTviili'iicii ol liniii
buir alHiittthTiir 0TrTemitnuy!7Trn ailvcrtiaiTw rn
very liiKlily imlcirwiL Inti'rsstnit iwrwins nisv K't
li'Ulrd rireiilars mving nil imrl iciilarii liy aillu'i-Mir:
EllIK MKI'll'AI.Ol., Hlltlalll. IS. V- T'llnhi Krrninn Hr
: MORPHINE HABIT
PR. B. II. HANK, oT lh lMJiilllFr
llom, tt olSnrt a Rfiin.dv wll.rttjy
any on Ma tan klnxir iMlf aaa aalnlraalr. rr tf.tlmo.
alallaadf uJnrtami'liUfniin .mill. lit m.illcal inan,Ac.,a,MrtH
H. H. lUai, A.!.. I.O., 1 tltea u, Raw Vwk (ill.
CAIRO BULLETIN; THURSDAY MORNING JUNE
TLe IlliuniB CVntral It. It. will, on Mu
(In), Juno IM, Iby 1, Hell LhihI Exploring
lii:iiota to Iii liii'iiiiNi:e, Khiish."; linxti.r
HiirinM, Kmi.; Fliirunci', Kuh., ud Fro
ilmiia, KaiiH., Hi iiiio lirHt-cliths I are Cor tlio
riiiinil trip. Tickiitu gnoil lor forty tlnju.
A. H. Hanson,
St Gun'l I'ttsiH. AL'ftit.
For Kent or Sale.
A nlcu cottage, 8 rooms, yood order, ou
Walnut Street, oppositu lUth Street School
Ilouae. It quire of G. M. AlJeo. lta
House For Rent.
Mrs. L. E. Willimasoii oilers her Seventh
Street house for rent. The house is in good
repair, buittule lor bounlii)'' house. t
An Editor's Tribute.
Thereou V. Keator, IMiti.r of Ft. Wayne,
led., "Gazette," writes: "For the past five
years luve always used Dr. King's New
Discovery, for coughs of most severe char
acter, as well as for thi'BO of it miller type.
It never fails to effect a bpeecly cure. My
friends to whom I hive recommended it
speak of it in same high terms. Hiving
lieen cured liy it of every coiih I hive hud
for live years, I consider it the ouly reliable
and sure cure for coughs, colds, etc." Cull
at H irclay BroH.'Irui Store arid get 't Free
Trial Bottle. Large size t 00. (3)
bitekien's Armea salve
The Best Salve in tho world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Itheum, Fever
""(is, Tetter, CiiappeJ Hands, ChilbtaiuB,
' oi:;s,aiid all Skiu ErtiptionH, and positively
uures l'llt-B. It ia guaranteed to give per
fect suiisftctio'i, or money refuuded. l'rice
.'i cents per box. For sale by Barclay
Very liemarkaule Recovery.
Mr. Geo. V. Willing, of Manchester,
Mich., writes: "My wile Iris been almost
helpless for five years, so helpless that she
could not turn over in hod alone. She used
two bottles of Electric Bittern, nnd is so
much improved, that she is able now to do
her own work."
Electric Bitters will do all that is cUimed
for them. Hundreds of testimonials attest
their great curative powers. Only fifty
cents a bottle at Barclay Bros. (2)
I5"All ladies shoi'ld know that hoods,
scans, ribbon aud all lancy articles can be
made any color wanted with Diamond
Dyes. All the popular colors 10c. at drug
gists. None equal them. Wells & Rich
ardson & Co., Burlington, Vt.
A Fair Offer.
The Voltaic Belt Co., cf Marshall. Mich.,
offer to send Dr. Dye's Celebrated Voltaic
Belt and Electric AppliuDc.es on trial, for
thirty days, to men, old and young, atllict
ed with nervous debility, lost vitality, ami
many other diseases.
See advertisement in this paper. 1
The Hop Piaster will cute Bick Ache,
and all i-tlier pains instantly. 25 cts. only,
at druggists. 2
He Knows It.
Hiram I). Maxheld, formerly ot Silver
Springs, R. 1 has no doubt about the won
derful curative powers of Kidney-Wort.
He was so alllicteil with Kidney Complaint
that he could not stand on his leet from
pain and weakness. As soon as hu com
menced usicg Kidney Wort he experienced
immediate relief and at once began to
grow strong aud was relieved of all pain
and unpleasantness. 11c says: "I know
I have been cured by Kidney-Wort."
Cheap homes in Arkansas and Texas.
Along the line of the St. Louis, Iron
Mountain and Southern Railway, Texas and
Pacific Railway and International and
Great Northern Railroad, are thousands ot
acres of the choicest farming aud grazing
lands in the world, ranging in price from
12.00 to $300 and 4.00 per acre, in a
healthy country, with climate unsurpassed
for salubrity and comfort. Send your ad
dress to the undersigned for a copy of sta
tistics of crops raised in Arkansas and Texas,
in 1882, and makeup your mind to go and
see for yourself when you learn that the crop
for 1883 is 50 per cent larger than that of
1S82. To those purchasing land owned by
the Company, and paying one-fourth, one
half, or all cash, a proportionate rebate is
allowed for money paid for tickets or freight
over the Companies lines.
II. C. Town-send, G -n'l Pass. Agt.
St. Louis. Mo.
85 S.Clark St., Opp, Court House, CHICAGO.
A reirnliir m-iriniitn. "3Tlip Olilrat Soerlnllut
In the United states, whose likk lo.nu lm'Uuknck,
perfncl net hod and para mndicina insure M'KKI'Y
and termakent cciti's of all Private l lironio and
Nervous Diseases. A Hoot ion of the lllo.id, Nkln,
Kltlneya, ltlmlder, K.rui.llona, I leer., .Mil
sore., nwolllntr or ine uu.nua. wore .tii.uih.
Throot, Hone l'nlna, oiTinancntly cured and
rudicatud from the Bjntcui for life.
II CD If A 1 1 0 J''"!. Impntw .Sem f im(
llklll U U W '', AexiKii ltn tty, .Venial
and Musical Weakniw, FiitUiiy Memory,
Weak i'ic, 5f Milted l)n'clapr,tcnt, Impedi
ments la Marriage, etc., from exeen.ie or any
cause, fpretlilij, safi hj and privately Ciirnf.
tf' Toniitf, M ldillo-Aaeil and ll men, and alt
nho iiopiI mudical aklll and exie.'len'e,coniiult
JJr. Kate at once. 11 n opinion cosn uotliiiiK.andniay
save future misery and nhnnio. When inconvenient
to visit the city for treatment, medicines can ho sent
everywhere ly mail or exprent I'reo frimi obser
vation, i is self-evident that a l.liysician uho
dives his whole sttoiition to a clans of diseases n(
tulna irrvi.t skill, and physicians tliroiiphout the
country, knowitiiithis. frequent It reeoninipntuiitnciil 6
cases to the Oldeat Npeelull.l, by whom every
known Rood rrmrilv in used, e'-l'r. Hate a
Age and rxperleneo malo his opinion of ail
preille Imporlnnee. tiT'l'hnfiii who call sea no
one lint tlio Doctor. t.onultations free and aueredly
conQilcntlol. Cases which lisvs failed inohtaiiiinic
rolief elsewhere, especially solicited. Keml Di
easss treated, fall or write. Honrs, from W to 4
41 to Hi Sundays, lO to I'J. CUiuli lo liALill
SUNT Puck. Address as uhove.
n mm ma aaijThOQMnill nf cait. nf H.rtou. Dehlttlf, m.n.
C MM Etal SU1 ptiynli'al w.Nklitta., lunt iiia.nli.J,Ml,Uf P
F I IPrmi n.lrll.m, llio rc.ulll or In illaerel I ,
exceHi'iorsiiy ctiu,cur.l tySJERVITA.
Strong filth that I. will eora rwry fase prolulittui.loa.ua to
any amwrtr s trial paolasv I
oil reealpl of U CM. fui I
poiussioie. ria A. o.oua
'Anakesis " nfur.'tS'tt
an MAilNtal rum for Tiles.
Price f 1, at druinrlBUi, or
sent prenaia oy man. pninetc
K, 111 south Cuii sr., cnlcaso iKJ
UUllliaS IMSi,l.allll litlli all I'rt
vala, Ntrvuua, Oliniult auil Hiarlal dli
sam,arnaalrliM,lmtuiiey(wiiial i . ptr. iva-
5 ' soliailoa paneually, or t Utur fre
X Dr. Ktaa ia ilia only pnyilclaii la Ihs
Ssaaaaaaaa Mi. . .h.t ar.rr.nt. .ara or an liar. SSa
af ulsntnlatl UNk, mar I.oihi iirwrlpUnuS, II k WtlU "
T HI! II hi
The Daily Mletin.
f"KW YORK FASHIONS.
Traveling Gmtits Suininer Costumes
-Juno Notes -Watering: Place Toil
ettes. From our Specia' Correspondent.
For the traveler there is nothing coru
parable to a suit of light, pure wool of dark
color; the waist to be superseded on occa
sion by a jersey. As for example on a sul
try day, when nothing can equal ia com
fort the latter. Some wear cloaks and somo
do not, but for those who do the Riglan
shape with loose sleeves, easily slipped off
or on, is most popular, the favorite material
being indistinctly checked or striped,
though mohair is also quite fashionable.
Pretentions traveling dresses are made of
sanspareil poplin trimmed with velvet or
braid, yet flue cashmere is also in demand
for those elegant outfits where each detail
is scrupulously looked after, and exact
matching of hat, veil, the precise tone of
the gloves, etc., is made a subject of art
study. But ordinary humanity is wont to
utilize almost any serviceable costume
where the journey is subservient to other
questions, and for going a short distance
Luuisinc ib often a good choice, though not
strong edough for continued wear by rail.
Flannel suits are very durable and there
fore good for traveling long journeys.
Beautiful summer outfits are seen at Lord
k Taylor's, where from inexpensive goods
to richest material, an endless variety
greets the vision. Noticeably pretty are
dres patterns oj sateen in twokiuds of the
material, ono plain, the other figured to
form combination costumes, each pattern
being accompanied by a fan and parasol of
the same sateen to match. This is one of
the best ideas of tho season, and these
aimple yet stylish costumes will be ex
tremely popular. Veiling, both white and
colored, is coquettishly trimmed with rib
bon bows and velvet j white costumes pres
ent attractions of native purity embellished
with ribbon or velvet, or the yellowish
white now so much liked is likewise adorn
ed with material of a same or widely op
posite character. China and India silks
have a large domain in a general review of
the summer's p mp. Combinations of lace
net and eilk are a feature of the time, and
effects as novel as striking are thus brought
about by the shimmer of one kind of silk
which shows through its filmy veiling as an
otket to some different pattern placed in
combination. "Shot" silks are much used
for such purpose, and will soon adorn
American beauties at Saratgo and Newport
as they now grace New York's costume de
partments. J USE NOTES.
The combination of a diamond aud a
ruby or a diamoud and a sapphire is now
fashionable lor on engagement ring. As
a marked feature of the season are
tho very dressy littlo mantles made
for the most part of rich velvet
brocades, Dog collars and broad bracelets
have beeome fashionable, the most stylish
being made of antique heads linkec to
gether by chain mail plates. Since Mary
Anderson and Sarah Bernhardt have ap
peared in Nonpareil velTeeten it is more
than ever the rage. Terry cotton, a mate
rial resembling Turkish toweling in its
rough surface, is brought out in bright
colored stripes and made into sacques,
wrappers or dressing jackets. Gathered
spencer waists, such as were fashionable
many yeirs ago, are being made up to wear
with skirts of different colors or materials.
Lace, white or black or Surah are usually
employed, and the belt or sash giviog fin
ish may be of Surah, velvet or plain silk of
suitable color. Parties of pleasure seekers
now spend weeks on board of a yacht in
much the same way as they would gather
in a country mansion. Ladies wear very
dressy costumes at dinner and gentlemen
io their best in the way of swallow-tails.
For morning, however, nothing is found to
rival a wool costume and a flannel dresses
are much iu vogue.
. WATERING PLACe TOILETTES.
Mrs. Aspinwall : Skirt front of stripped
blue and white silk, with corsage and
drapery of solid blue silk. Applique em
broidered pink roses and fuliage sewn at
internals on tho skirt front, which made in
points, falls over two plaitings of lace and
one of silk. Overskirt draped as a short
apron with high curve on the hips aud very
bouffant at the back. The corsage short
behind, point in front, and with low heart-
shaped neck. Parure of white lace around
the neck, flowing to tho waist, where it is
hold in place byjtho silken belt fasteued by
a gold bueklo and falls thence in long ends.
Miss Astor: A costume of mushroom
colored China crape aud golden brown Sici-
lionne. Basquo and draperies of China
crape with embroidered border, and lower
sk'ntof Sicilienne with deep box-plaited
flounce with nnrrow plaiting beneath. Tho
overskirt is composed of two draperies, the
upper uio forming an npron draped high
on the left side, falling very low tin tho
right, and covering tho buck entirely. The
lower drapery joins this under the pouf and
descends low in front. Corsage point
ed iu front and with two flat postillion
plaits resting on embroidery. Front and
glevees trimmed with embroidery and bowa
of ribbon. The Blctves finished by deep
embroidered cuff and bow of ribbon. Miss
Vnnderbilt: costumo of ecru India silk
figured with pale pink, over a plaited skirt
of ecru silk. The ektrt almost concealed
by long straight drapery, which hangs in
full folds at tho back, but ia plain at tho
ides, which are tied together across the
front with bows of ecru satin ribbon below
the short round apron. The basque is fin
ished with a vest and revers of plain silk
and ribbon bows. Ltjct Cautek.
For fifty cents rheumatism can bo cured.
Try St. Jacobs Oil, the wonderful conquer
er of pain, Rub in thoroughly.
Don't be discouraged because you have
tried fifty remedies for that neuralgia or
rheumatism of yours, and failed to find re
lief. Athlophoros never fails. Mrs. A. B.
Baker, of Chicago, had rheumatic pains in
her back for fifteen year?, and Mr. Baker
nail suffered until his head was drawn
over his left shoulder, Mr. Baker writes:
"Ualf a bottle of Athlophoros made me as
good as new. My wifo took tho other half
ami lias not complained of her back since."
W. F. ;.abdi, river editor of i'ns Bulhtw
and steamboat passenger auat. Ordera for all
kinds of steamboat Job printing solicited. Office
at bower's European Hotel. No. 73 Ohio levee.
8TAOE8 OF THE RIVER.
The river marked by the gauge at this
port at C p. ni. 20 feet 11 inches and ris
ing. Chattanooga, June 18. River 0 feet 4
inches and tailing.
Cincinnati, June 18. River 15 feet 0
inches and rising.
Louisville, June 18. River 0 feet 11
inches and rising.
Nashville, June18. River 10 ft 10 inch
es and falling.
Pittsburg, Juno 18. River 3 feet 3 in
ches and falling.
St Louis, Juno 18. River 10 ft 0 inch
es and falling.
The City of Providence from Vicksburg
arrived here yesterday at 5 p. m. Sho had
a fine passenger trip and departed for St;
Louis at G.
Sol Silver is on duty again.
Capt. Shields is expected home to-day
from St. Louis.
Capt. Billy Williams, of the Narrow-
gauge fame, joined the Sunday School "pic
nickers" who went up on his road yester
day. There was a very large crowd of
young folks, and as they had a lovely day
for the occasion, no doubt, they enjoyed
their visit to the woods. Capt. Billy with
his Sunday School book looked as happy
as any of the rest of the children.
Wheat harvest is just commencing, and
the boats will soon have plenty to do in
tho grain line.
The Andy Baum from Memphis will pass
up this morning for Cincinnati. W. F.
Lambdin will furnish tickets to Cincinnati
and way points at low rates.
Remember that f 12 will buy a round
trip to Cincinnati and return to Cairo on
any of tho Cincinnati & Memphis packets,
meals and room included while in port.
The TJ. P. Schenck from Cincinnati is
due here to-day for New Orleans.
The popular Golden Rule is due up to
night for Cincinnati.
Tho reliable Hudson from St. Louis is
due to-night for Shawneetown.
Capt. Kimbrough is at home now, ow
ing to some repairs which his boat is un
dergoing at St. Louis. The little packet
has made a successful season of it. She
leaves St. Louis again next Thursday the
26th inst for Osage River during tho wheat
season and will return to the Cairo and
Memphis trade this fall.
The Vint Shinkle for Memphis to-morrow.
Tho Arkansas City passed down last night
The water work question at Paducah Is
about to prove a fizzle. The first big fire
that occurs the boys ought to turn the hose
loose on every man that voted against
Tho City of St. Louis is due here to night
for New Orleans.
Cupt. Harry Stein has resigned command
of the Chas. Morgan at St. Louis and gone
into summer quarter at Cincinnati, his old
Sent Free for Six Cents Postage,
Our magnificently illustrated catalogue
MERMOD & JACCARD JEWELRY CO..
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A Modest Mini.
Chinose Gordon, ono of tho bravest
ot modern soldiers, has an houorablo
hatred of publicity, and ft sensitivo
shrinking from laurels nnd laudations.
An incidout recorded iu tho story of his
lifo illustrates these characteristics.
IIo had sent his journal of tho Tai-ping
war homo from China, "not wishing It
to bo seen outside his family." A min
ister interested in tho rebellion heard
of tho manuscript, and was so struck
by its coutents that ho sent it to the
press lu order that his colleagues might
have tho benefit of reading it. Late
ono evening it so happened that Gor
don inquired about his journal. IIo
was told what had occurred. He aroso
from tho table, loft tho house, and
posted of to tho minister's rosidence.
Not findinp- him nt home, ho went to
the printers, demanded his manuscript
and gavo orders that what copies had
been printed should be dostroyed and
tho type brokon up. What eventually
befell tho manuscript ia unknown, but
it is certain that no one has soen it; in
fact, there is every probability of its
having been destroyed." Cincinnati
LITEKATUKK OF TO-L
Librarian Poole Says It In Rit;).-r.or
to That of the Past.
' ' How does the literature of the pros
ent compare with that of the pn'. Mr.
Poole?" the librarian of the pubi c IU
brary was askod.
"By literature you mean fK'Inn, I
suppose," was tho cantious nn -wt;
"and then Til say that it is vn "v n
porlor to fiction writings of niier
times, and that the moral tone -
ially has immeasurably improv.' !."
"How do individual writer? ' !n
paro? For instance, Sterne and Oorgo
"Sterno is unique. He stand-! out
alone ia literature. The same is true
of Fielding. IIo, also, is ininiitr Mn in
the troatment of his plot, ia din'o -tin,
in pathos, and humor. Ono run not
compare either with George E , ho
cause she, too, stand alone. N o
character and a philosopher, u ns
a novelist. I will say this tlint lir-
orature of this century average- -inch,
higher than that of a hundred uvrs
ago. A good deal of the latter : '-one
forevor, and nobody cares to h:'vu it
,.tr , . . . . ...
--now aoout scientinc wntinr:s
"There are more scientific writers
now than we ever had before, rr i they
aro of a higher standing. We '"H no
mon like Darwin, Huxley and i ndall
in timos past. Science itself w
infancy then. And as to stylo,
present writers are much sup1"
nave probably a hundred leadii
title writers to-day, ropreseu
best serious thought of the
great deal of the so called hi m initio
matter that appeared 100 or 2 "' years
ago had not literary merit enoiufii to
appear In the columns of the daily
iNtws. Lota of abnormal things such
as largo pigs, giants, twins, etc, wero
written volumes about that would be
settled by a nowspaper paragraph, to
day. And there was still a good deal
of necromancy and witchcraft latent in
the brains of the writers of that day."
"Now do you think, for instance,tht
such a work as 'Hume's Essay on Mau'
wnicn was an event ol at tne time,
would cut any figure if it were to ap-
por now tor the hrst time? '
"No, I can't agree to that I think
everything Hume wrote is still worth
reading. Ia fact, Hume's miscellane
ous writings are road to-day as muoh
as they ever were. And that brings
me to the statement that the writors of
antiquity aro read more to-day than
they ever wero. Plato and Homer, for
instance, though we have a dozen trans
lations of them are so much in demand
that we are always without them here
in the library. Dante, too, is more
widely read than ever. And single
works, such as 'Demosthenes Oration
on the Crown,' wero never so much
road as now. Such works are immor
"And how do tho writers of the
present in point of numbers compare
with their brethren in the past?"
"Very much superior of course.
There is no comparison, in fact And
as for stylo and artistio development of
plot, etc., there has been a great im
provement of late. Miss Frances Bur
noy and Sam Richardson, (or instance,
who used to be considered models in tho
artistic planning of their stories, aro
very crude in their methods as com
pared with to-day's writers of fiction."
"How about historical writings? Urn
there not been a great improvement?"
"Tho best contemporaneous writers
on history are very much ahead of those
of tho past. There aro some great ex
ceptions, of course, like Gibbons, whoso
historical writings will always be stand
ard works. But in point of style and
impartiality we aro far ahead. The
great curso of English history is its
spirit of partisanship. You hnd that
in all of them. American history h
very well, too, and is getting to be
written much better now thanTt used to
bo. Bancroft's history I consider ono
of the poorest over written. It is not
truthful,, is very prolix, and written
from a partisan standpoint and from
an imperfect knowledge of the facts.
In stylo it is sophomoric." Chicago
For Sale. .ZPT'
A citizon in the western Dart of thr.
city who nas a notiso for sale, says timt
he has learned more of human nature
in the last three months than in all his
life before. Nino people out of ten wh.
como to look at his $10,000 house have
not $10 to buy with. The same propor
tion are doli borate liars. Nineteen out.
of twenty want every room changed
about Ten out of twelve go all through
the house and then object to the street.
Not one single woman out of the scores
who have called at tho house had auy
other idea than to satisfy a temporary
curiosity. One woman had every room
moasured to see if her carpets would ia
and then suddenly discovered that the
house was a whole block from the street
cars. Another sat for two hours aud
planned how she would fix every room
and then left in a huff because there
was not a Methodist church on the next,
corner. A third was about to leave
$200 to bind the bargain until next day
when it suddenly occurred to her thai
her sister out in Pontiac might not like
the location. Out of sixty or seventy
men who called every one liked the lo
cation, thought the property cheap, and
would return noxt day. The citizen fi
nally got tired of such conduct) ana
now when any one calls he asks:
"Do you want to look at the house or
"Oh, the house, of course."
"Well, this house stands on the north
Bide of the street It Is on block 14, loi
42. The house is of wood. It is forty
rods to a church and eighty to a school
house. Street cars do not pass the .
door. Circus processions never como 4
this way. Now, then, have you auy
idea of buying?" H
"Certainly. We must move nextj)
"Very well. Tlease deposit $2 for
my trouble in showing you over." "j
"Two dollars 1 I'd like to see ray-J
nlft Whv. vnnr hntisn ia the DOOrest tw
one for sale in all Detroit, and I'd not
live in it rent free!"
"But you came here to buy?
"No, I didn't I happened to be
passim?, saw your sign, and thought 1
mignt as weu tramp 2 ,
ises as to go down town. Good morn
, . v Ratta In an rat vom
in 7, sin iu" aro.ia --- j -houM
and set firs to HV'-DetroU Ti