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tlAIRO DAILY BULLETIN, SUNDAY, JULY 7, 1872.
TIMETABLE OF THE ILLINOlB CENTRAL K. X.
Ob Ud arter ioniay, Ha? Hth, 1871, the. follow
X ua-ubla will lovern the rrlrl and de )ftrt
tir of fttneftr trains At Clroi
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F.i press, daily 2' P tn,
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Depart.. 12.3)1 a.m.
rtochtngarf or rr from Cairo to Hi. Louis, No
chut o' . (rom Cairo to Chicago. Klraant
I.Tr'eg Ronn sleeping cam on night trains.
t4KC( checked In all important nolnts.
CAIRO AND MOUND CITY
Wo nrc authorized to announce WILLIAM
HARTZELL, of Randolph county, a it can
dldatc for Congress from the Eighteenth Dis
trict, subject to the decision of the Demo
cratic nominating Convention, 7-6td.
Will make three trips daily
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atilinglorpaenjeraor freight, not ltf.
CAIRO AND PADUCAH
Tbe splendid steamer
J" AS. PISE,
Ben. Howard Capt.
Leaes Olro THILY, (Sunday excepted), at 4
a.m. For IreUlit or passaie apnlt on board or
JanStf JAsJ HIGH:?, Ag'.
It. S. BRIGIIAM, M. D.,
TTOMEOPATlllC Physic an and Surceon. Of.
fj. floe 130 'ommerciai a enue. Kcsluence on
Truth street three.doott west of C R. woodward.
DR. J. C. SULLIVAN,
OFFICE Oeer M. J. VcCaale' druc more,
n r corner Commercial artnae and Eigh
teenth street. 3-31 tr
WILLIAM R. SMITH, M. D.
J EItEM,K No. SI Tatneenth street, be
V tweea Wiith wfion at enne an i Walnnt Hre t.
osice U Commercial areaor, op stairs.
C. W. DUNNING, 31. D.
RESIDENCE cornrNinth and Walnut eta,
Oitip co' ner iwxth street and Ohio levee.
Uftrf hours from 6 a.m. to 12 m., and p.m
H. GARDNER, M. D.
1 J nsiDr.NCR Corner Mnetienth street ani
J.V Wjhmglon arcane, tia court Iioiimi. Of.
Lnoter th po'iothce. Office hours 10 to U
at.dto4 L.ra. taxriuf.
Wc arc authorized to announce JOHN Q.
HARM AN a n candidate for Circuit Clerk of
Alexander county, nt the ensuing election in
FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY.
We aro authorized to Innounce 11. W.
WKHU, ES(J., as a candidate for County At
torney, nt tuo ensuing November election.
We are authorlaed to announce HAMILTON
IRV'IN as a candidal lor ie- lection to the office
of tiheritf of Alexander count?.
Mt. Vtaaox, III., April 11, 1672.
Editor Cairo Butltti 1
Utktk St a Please to announce tne as a candi
date for Clerk of the Euprcme Court, Southern
Grand Dirlsl in ot llllnolr. The new constitution
provides that the Cleks ol the Supreme Court
hall hereafter lie elected at tho November elec
tlou, Instead of the June election as I crclore.
The cuccenor ot the present incumbents are
to be elected this comlog fall, but will not qualify
until the prestnl terms expire In 1873.
R. A. D. WIL1IAMKH.
DR. D. A. PARKER FOR GREELEY
Eeiroa ncuiiis, Please announce me an In
dependent cmdidkto tor aledl-lator In the lower
Uouse ol Itie General Assembly ot Ihl btate
As men in the days ol honest government had
to anncunce their irlnclphs or hobby, as well as
Ihemseltes, and appear before their constituent
and defend them before they could gel uQice, I
belletethey sloulado eo note, and will ay to
the voters of Jsckson, UoIod, and Alexander
counties, without awaiting the decision of any
msn or parly, I am for llorace Oreelcy for Presi
dent, and II. Orali Hrown for Vice President and
endorse tho Clucinnati platform. 1 am for a tree
scrub race and agslutt tbe primary sy.lem of
electing men to office. I am against the slock
law in Ibis county and foi the repm) of the Onto
liquor law. I am ft the aUilishtncut of the
grand Jury to lis lowest constitutions! limits, and
tbe reiinon of the traverse Jorj so thst intelli
gent men shall not be disqualified to sit on It in
case of felony. I am fur tree trade, qual
lat alien, equal repreMolsl.vn, and honest men
in oftce, eien if I bate to It defeated to gt t
tbtra there. D- A. t'laaic tf
nOLEtaLt at atriiL rtitta ta
WlisES AND L1QU0KS-1
Our Home Advertisers.
P. G. Schuh
And proprietor of new uud cpcndld
No. Tli tmio Lrvnn,
CAIRO, - - - ILLINOIS
Krcp constantly on hand the choicest 0
Wines and Liquors, which he will sell at the
very lowest lkrurcs. Call and examine.
I: ETAl LCD AT wnOLESALX
AT H. C. TH1ELECKES STORE.
frxiUlSGTOS avenue, between textu
AXD ELEVENTH BlUEETS.
50Ri. drt Cuba Sucar for - - -5 00
10 " " ... 1 00
C !t)4. A coffee Suear, N. Y. Std. - 1 00
4 " Prime Rio Coffee for - - 1 00
3J " Cboico " " - - 1 00
3 " Old Government Java - - 1 00
Teas and other staple and fancy Grocc-
rici equally as cheap.
Goods new, and full woight given. Call
ICEl ICE 1 1 ICE!!!
From "Wednesday May 1st, tho ico
wagon will canvass tho city, to ccntinuo
during tho summer months. Nono but
puro northern lako co will be delivered.
IIube, Loom is, & Co.
Rt.AXKENiiUHa ahead! Wines nnd Ci
gars I oldest and choicest, at tho EXCEL
SIOR SALOON, opposite the Post Office.
Finest of Liquors, Frco Lunches nnd mu
sic every day. Tho groat Liberal and
Doraocrtle,Grcdy & Urown drinko Wxis
Hkkr, is made a specialty, and Fredpiides
himself upon keeping the freshest and
coolest in the ctiy. Lemonades the cold
est, mixed drinks and music tho Unest.
Go there. G-27tf
Dak. II aiitman has received one of tho
largest stocks of Fruit Jarcs ever before
brought to Cairo, hnd is desirous of closing
it out without delay. 11 0 therefore offers
Mason's Improved Porcelain self-sealurs,
quarts ut S- 00 por dozen; glasswire tops,
quarts, at $1.'J5 per dozen and half-gallons
at $2.00 per dozen, These are the cheapest
prices in tho market. tf.
C. IIauenhine, Architect. This
gentleman has established himself success
fully in his business in this city. He last
year nindo tho plans and specifications ol
John Goeckel's, Polor Ned's and II. My-
ers' buildings on Ohio Lovee, and Fred
Thcobold'i handtomo residence on corner
Sixth and Walnut streets; and this year
made the plan of Peter Cuhl's, Dr. Ward-
ner,s, John Koohlnr's, Gllbort Bunkmyer
and Smith's, and Lu Klcb's buildings. IIo
alio superintended the erection of all these
buildings, and points to them for proof of
bis ability to do good work in his lino. Ho
made the plans and specifications ota pub
lie school building in Metropolis, and of
muny other buildings here and elsewhere.
He asks the attentiun of tho public to his
works, and believes ho is cntitkd to liberal
A otvck of WatflhM, Clocki, Jewslry, and
" (jtoariarlaa I'arll'iilar attention glvo lo all
HtTsa watch repa'r nz. Th" public are aoln-i.
jit t-i aiaHaad rosnpar prb ea an 1 churg. t-ol
'SMsWsWaCMlIlninivrMiH'arelahiatdu waici es.
Mnawww-j iaVkL fresentatlo
V1 IISBUT Ofargs. e-i -
Foil cheap groceries go to U. C. Thiol
ccke's, Washington avenue, near Tenth
Mb. J. C. Sunn's new liquor storo on
Ohio levee. Is curtalnly an ornament, as
a ilnt-clast busincfs house, to our city.
His wines und liquors aro of tho host
brands, his billiard room neat,
airy and tastefully arran
gcd, and, in tho classic lan
guage of tbe immortal Josh Uilllngs, is
Just tho pluue for those who tako delight
in "punching tho balls" to past an hour.
Mr. Tiueleckk, on Washiugton avenue
ban the flnvit and cheapest let of family
grocorlos in town. If you don't believe
it, Just call audeiamlno tbtm.
Pstklleatsots tMSc. MulleUa MMtlelissK,
The liberty wagon which did such good
sorvlco on tho fourth, in tho Dromon's
precession, was demolished vesterdar. nnd
Is now numbered among tho things that
The Assessor's Book of tho county and
city for 1872 is now in tho hands of tho
Coutitv Clerk, and Is onon for inanectlon.
r M g
Wo venture to say thero Is not two other
assessors in tho sluto whoso returns have
been tnado so promptly. Hurrah for Mar
The party of ladles and gentlemen who
wcro drawn to Mound City in tho "Band
wagon" on t!io.4th, speak in high tetms
of tho very efficient manner in which
Perry Powers handled the reins. Wo nil
know that Perry is a drirer, but on this
occasion it is said ho fairly outdid him
1. . 0
Yesterday noon, Circuit Court ad
journed over till Monday.
Billy Harrison, who shot nnd killed
Joseph Swobodn last April, was arraigned
in Circuit court yesterday morning, with
murder In tho first degree, nnd plead not
gnilty. Tho caso will come up ngnin
on Tuesday next.
It is our painful duty to record the
death of another boy by drowning. Yes
terday morning, whilo three boys wero
playing in a canoe sorno dlstunco from
tho shore, tho bark upset and a boy
named Carl was drowned. Up to this
timo tho body still remains in its watery
gravo, though men aro diligently fishing
for its recovery. Our readers will remem
ber that wo predicted an occurrence of this
kind a few days since, nnd may we nirain
be allowed to admonish parents to keep a
close watch upon their little ones.
A MAM CONVENTION or DEMOCRATS AND
LIBERAL RF.rcnLlCANS HELD AT THE
COURT HOCSK, IN THE CITT OF CAIRO,
ON SATURDAY JULY C, 182, AT 2 r.M.
The convention was called to order by
Mr. B. S. Harrell,on wboso motion, Hon.
W.J.Allen was called to the chair, and
M. J. Howley elected secretary.
The chair read the call for the conven
tion and explained Its object, viz: to ap
point four delegates to the- congressional
convention to be held at Cairo on the 23d
intu, for tbe nomination of a candidate
for congrcs and a member of the state
board of equalization. AHo, to appoint
eleven delegates to the senatorial conven
tion to be held at Jonesboro on the 30th
intt., for the nomination of a candidate for
sttte tenatorand members of the house of
Mr. John Q. liar msn offered the follow
inc resolution which was, on motion,
Ilttdrtd, that the several candidates
for congress, stale board of equalization,
state senator and members of tie huuio of
representatives, be respectively placed in
nomination, and that tbe delegates bo in
stituted to cast their votes as a unit for
the person receivinc tho hiihet number
of votes for the office fur which bo is a
Tho chair 'announced that under tho
resolution nominations for a candidato for
congress wero first in order, whereupon,
Geo. Wall, ol Perry county, nnd Wm.
Hurtzell and J. Blackburn Junes, both of
luindoli county, were placed in nomina
tion. On motion of Mr. M. B.IIarrell, tho
voto was ordered to bo taken by ballot,
Messrs. Ablo, H. Houpt and J. C. Tnlbot
acting as tellers.
On the first ballot tho voto stood : Wall,
10 votes; Jones, 11 votes, nnd Hartzell 1
vote. On motion of Mr. Winston, Geo
W. Wall was declared tho unanimous
choico of tho convention.
Mr. M. B. Harrell moved, that tho chair
bo requested to appoint a commlttco of fivo
to select delegates to the congressional
convention. Carried. Tho chair ap
pointed as said committeo, Messrs. B. S.
Harrell, J. H. Mulkoy, Jos. McKenzio,
and Jno. Hyland nnd Louis Herbert.
Mr. C. Winston nominated Thos. Wil
son as a candidato for member of tho btuto
board of equalization. No other nomina
tions being presented, on motion nf Mr.
M. B. HurriOl, Mr. Wilsou was nominated
Mr Mockler nominated R. R. Townes,
of Union county, us n candidvtu for stato
senator. No other nominations being
mado, on motion of Mr. C. Winston, Col
Townes was nominated by acclamation.
As candldntos for tho houso of repre
sentatives, Mr. Harmau nominated W. A
Lemma, of Jackson county and J. II.
Obcrly, of Aloxandor county, M. B. Har
rell, Dr. Artor and Dr. Holden wore also
placed In nomination, but all declined.
On motion of M. II. Harrell, Messrs.
Lemma and Oborly worn then nominated
Tho committcu appointed to select dolo
gates to tho congressional convention hav
ing returned, reported tho following
nnmos: J. Q. llarmau, E. F. Davis, Her
man Meyeia and M. B. Harrell. On mo
tion of Mr. Winston tho report was
On motion tho chair nppointodC. W in
ston, S. O. White, J. S. Swayne, F. Vin
cent und Dr. A. G. Holden, us ucominiltco
to seloct delegate to tho sena
torial convention. Tho committoe
after an absenco of a few minutes report
ed tho following numes i N. L. Wickwlre,
K. Ilrojs, A. Sufanska, W. J.IMiltord. A.
Comings, J. E. McCrlto, O. Grcenluy, B.
S. Unrrell, P. G. Scliuli, Louis Herbert,
and John Howloy.
On motion of Mr. M. B. Hurrcll, tho re
port was adopted,
On motion, each delegation was author
ized to fill any vacancies that might occur
Dr. D. Arter nflred tho following reso
lutjon which was, on motion, adopted, viz.:
itcsniveu inat tno dlllerunt dulcgatos
appointed by this meeting when met in
convention, after exprossing tho senio of
this meeting, shall rust their votes in such
man nor in shall appear to thorn most
proper to promote harmony and cucceis,
On motion of M. B. Harrell, adjourned
1 ino die.
WM. J. ALLEN, Cbm.
M. J, Howley, Sec'y,
THE DANGER OP INDISCRIMINATE
A SERMON DELIVERED HY REV. MR COAN,
AT THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN CAIRO.
Psnlm 144: 12. "That our sons may
grow up ns tho young plants and thtit our
daughters may bo ns tho polished corners
In tbo provlous discourses upon thlstoxt,
wo havo considered the Influences of homo
nnd of school upon tho wulfaro of tho
young. Thero nro certain other goncral
considerations too in portnnt to bo ovor
lookoJ In a discussion llko tho present,
upon which wo must ut least bestow n pass
It is ono of tho boaUs of America, that
wo nro a reading people. Thorc nro vory
few nntlvo born citizens who cannot read,
and whllo this may justly bo n muttor of
national pride, yet it Is much to bo
doubted If tho dangors of imliscriinlnato
reading nro nt all properly estimated.
There is n vast amount of litoraturo
now overrunning tho land, tho bulk of
which is altogether porniclous nnd debas
ing. It woro hotter not to bo nblo to road
nt nil, thnn with pusiionato greed to follow
tho train of tbo licentious publications of
tho day. Ignornnco is nt leict compntiblo
with innocence, but nnu cannot read this
vilii lltcrnturo without contamination.
And because It is contaminating, becauso
it nppculs to tho lowest pit'ilons of tho
human nature, it Is nna of tho Devil's po
tent Instruments for tho destruction of
souls. To bo reading people, is to bo
open to this very tomptation of Satan nnd
tho temptation is n peculiarly fascinating
one for young, persons. I should not say
that Ignomneo is tho proper nntidoto to tlm
evil, but I do suy that tho ability to road
if turned tj no bettor account thin this, li
n blessing turned into 11 curse. Tho duvil
has a great facility in turning useful thing'
to destructive ends. Fondness for reading
may be tho very moans for tho ruin of the
soul, nil the mora effectual nnd dangerous,
because ' fondness for reading" is a thing
well spoken of and commended. It Is a
thing most parents would encourago in u
child and rejolco to sec. It Is nut my
puiposo indeed lo depreuttu this fact, but
only to point out tho responsibility which
pren's bear and tho guidance they must
exercise in this miller. Left lo them
selves, the youth would naturally seek thai
which panders to tbo pauions. Youth is
fund of udventure, novulty, excitement. A
literature which presents these attractions,
no mailer how unreal, no matter how
immoral, will secure their attention,
when that which is really usetul and
edifying would be regarded by them as
too dull (or endurance. Is it not a fact,
then, (and this a matter deserving seriuus
reflection) that in many cafes the sup
posed fondness for reading, is ro.tlly a fund,
nest for tbo poison of a corrupt literature,
a literature which stimulates rather than
restrains tbo passions, which doprave.
rather than improves both tbe morals und
ibe taste ? I it not fondness for tbe ex
citement, fondness fur tbo very sins which
are painted in bright colors und clothed in
enticing garb. Tbero may bo no
fondness fur reading, except as a
means of gratifying this immoral and per
verted taste. Tho reading is a muru me
dium by which a stimulant is obtained.
It affords no gratification in itself, except
as it affords tho nourishment of nn evil
mind and lood for u corrupt heart. Let
us be caruful how we deludo ourselves by
fair seeming speech. That which is must
fair seeming, is, by that very reason tho
most secure cover of sin, tho moit effectual
screen of Satun's operations. A fondness
for reading needs wise guidance. It may
entrap tho unwary, and easily lend to spir
itual ruin and deulh. Fondness fur read
ing is too apt to bo under such circumstan
ces only the real Index of a heart far gono
from righteousness, poisoned with tbo fas
cination of sin und iufl.imed with evil de
sires. Let us bewuru how wc apologizo for
such sin, or how wo blind our oyus to its
presence, and danger. I do notcaro to en
large to nn unreasonable extent upon an
extrumo which may bo said lo bo of rare
occurrence. I doubt if tho case supposed
bo so rare us some of us imagine, but
whether so or not, tho danger 1 have de
picted is u very fearful ono, und ono quilo
possible, (I had almost said probable), to
involve largo numbers of tho youths of
every community. Supposo that it does
not reach ourselves, it concerns us never
tbeless to know that such n danger ex
ists; that souls are being destroyed by it,
and that tho sin engendered by an im
moral und lusllul literature aro nursed
into life and strength under tho guieu of
that which is supposed to bo a virtun;
namely, fondness for reading. It would
perhaps bo presumption in any father of u
family to suy that so far as his own house
hold is concerned, it is quite removed
I rom this special duugur. It muy bo so,
but thodisc.iso is as 11 pestilonco and nono
of us can bo sura of tho exemption of Ills
housobold. Tbo moruls und the tastes ol
tbo nge permits tbo public exposure und
sale of prints nt which modesty would
blush, and of talus which would shamo tho
face of virtue. Illustrated papers of tbo
lower class, go as fur In tbo direction ul
immorality, us is possible, and avoid urrest
by tlio c Ulcers of tho law. I doubt not in
the leasl that nows venders would admit
that their quickest und tnoit remunerative
sales aro those of the lower class of litera
ture which they display upon their coun
ters. How runs the public taslo then, ac
cording to Ibis account? To what will a
fondness of reading carry tho generation
wliiih is being educated by u busy, un
scrupulous uud unclean press? Ducsitnot
coucorn ourselves then ? Does it not con
cern tbo public wulfuro? Havo wo uny
right tu withhold our interesi from such u
question, our moral influence against such
a vice, our united voico of stern uncom
promising cerisuru of an evil which threat
ens to sap tho foundation of society and de
stroy tbo morals of the youth of tbo uu
I havo commenced designedly with
tbo consideration of tho grossest
kinds of evils which beset
tho peoplo on this question, that from
those wo may proceed lo cunsider ovlls of
a class tu which wo may bo ourtulvoi, muro
liable. Tlmre are danger connected with
the very abundanco of reading wilh which
lbs active competition of tho press Is fur
nishing tho world. Tho task of selection
is no small responsibility. In tho midst
of so much, to discriminate rightly is of
greut-importunco, if wo will not dorivo In
jury rather than benefit from tho llmo
thus spnnt. Of tho lLod of printing which
covers tho land, how llttlo will remain to
tnko petm.nont plnco In tho literaturo of
tlio world. A luigo proportion of It Is
worthloss, much of It Is positively baneful.
If not so grossly offensive ns that of who
wo havo been speaking, it Is near ukln to
it nnd by debasing tho lasto nnd tbo morals,
prepares tho way for that which Is worse.
That is Injurious which does no other Injury
than to pervort tbo taste, and if there
wero no other evil In tlio current literature
most of It is open to this objection. The
popular weeklies do not stand uhovo tlio
popular tnsto to educuto und elevate it, but
coiidc'cei.d to it and pandor to its vices.
Thero uro sumo udmlrublo weeklies ui
well as other periodicals which aro strug
gling to disseminata a pure, healthy, elo-
vuting literature. But they cannot bo
said to bo popular. They uro road but by
tho few, and nro necessarily expensive be
causo limited in circulation.
Tho prcsi will furnish jint
wlnt tho public demands, cl it is plain
to bo seen that tho press creates a demand
(or nn Inferior nnd injurious lit-jraturo,
by catering to n taste which hns already
been perverted. Tbo evil (as most evils
are) is complicated. Tlio prca responds
to it public demand, and its rcpoino
creates demand. A want supplied brings
to light n further nnu to be supplied, tho
gratification of which brings money lo tlio
press, and satisfaction to a depraved tutto.
Ono duty is plain. It is that christian
communities set llicmiolves ngulrnt tho
spread of this evil. Wo must not patron
izd or extenuate an injurious literature.
Wo must not countenance it ur npolugizo
fur it1 Tho encouragement of tbo public
Is tho warrant of the pre!', und tho licunsi
of tho press is tho debusing of the public
mind. So thojo things act nnd react, und
it is difficult tu place responsibility. Tbo
responsibility of Christ's peoplo is, bow-
over, in 0110 partlcul.tr, quite clear. That
responsibility, us I have said, is to dis
countenun'o a corrupt literature by al
menu, and everywhere not to full in
with it or accept il ns a necessity, however
deplorable It is no necessity, iiur may we
accept it on any term.-, or givo it any
place in our favor, or our toleration. Let
christian communities set their tea! of dis
approbation upon it, nnd then if the lido
be not stayed, u. least wo shall be free (rom
There is another lurking and insidious
danger io a certain class of literature, of
which I feol it my duty hero to speak. Il
does not offend tho highest culiuro of
literary tnsto nay, satisfies that taste in
all its nice demands. It is fascinating to
oco who appreciates tho excellencies and
bc.tuties of tbo best style, but tbut fas
cination is employed only to instill a poison
of net csy and unbelief. The poison Is
most skillfully adm.nistured and it is tlio
more sure to ta'c cffi-ct, us it cast in
graceful forms uud clothed in girniHiits of
beauty. If tins lilitraturn U less damaging
thna tin 1 jWor class of which wo havo
spoken, it U only because It doM nit reach
the number. th.it are reached bv the other.
It is tiioru dangerous where it i received.
It bu li irnn nod merits which giv3 it
currency m l iinluuneu in quarter from
which tlio oilier would lit: banished, in
disgust with Hi gru.iiiuss, if not with its
immorality. Its literary excollencu takes
ituutof tho categury of tho obJo:tiuns
urged againit any lower order nf produc
tions. It is not grossly debasing, but con
tains a subtle, winsome, baneful leaven uf
scorn und skepticism, and receives wel
como whero n pooror literaturo could nut
obtuin n hearing. Its poison of unbelief
is communicated with itlmo.-t tatal certain
ty under tho fascination of Its elegance
Truth only U beautiful interiorly und
Inherently but Satan, and like him his
servants, find ways tu array falsehood
in attractive und deceitful guise.
Of less litornry value and infused with
the sninu spirit of falsehood, is a class of
poetry now gaining great currency. I
might say it is sufficiently destitute of high
morit, to bo popular, and being popular,
is doing a wide-spread injury In tho incul
cation of error and fulse teaching. Phys
ical courage, in rocky mountain poetry, is
mado lu stand for mural virtue, und to
atono for profanity nnd blasphotny which
would shock tho ears of any but the must
obdurate and lung-schooled sinner. Nat
ural affection, nut mure touching in gross
human nature, than ispossiblu even lu the
brute creation, is mado by such philosophy
to rank with Christ's charity, tho perfec
tion and tlio bond of virtues. Of tho sumo
order morally, but with muru literary
merit Is tho very touching sentimontulity,
which in exquisite rbymo uud measuie,
clothcj with virtue and Invests with 11
halo ulino-t of sanctity, tlio form of a sui
cide whoso lifu is sacrificed tu hidu a
sbumo. A soul twico dead may bo sub
ject of grief, pity and weeping, but no
gluziug scntlmontality should bu permit
ted to weaken tho I'urco of tho fearful
truth tbut death should teach. It was tho
death of crime and no poetry can recon
struct that into a sleep of innocence. I'lty
cannot maku it otborwiso. Tondorness
cannot maku it otherwise, and whilu
wo will nut refuse tho pity or tho
tonderness for tho poor deluded criminal,
let no falso charity, no poutlu sentiment
obscuro tbo truth or blunt the forco of tho
These instances will Illustrate soma of
tho sins of literature. Now us implicit
fuilh is ono of tho characteristics of youth,
then falsehoods of literaturo uro muro
hurtful to them thun to tbuso who have
bettor learned that type and printers ink do
nut convert falsuhuud into truth. My solo
purposo has been to warn against tho
dangers of Indiscriminate reading, and to
show to paronts tho urgoncy of their duty
in tho careful selcctiun and guiduncoof tlio
reading of thuir families. It is u much
neglected duty a duty till porformcd
oven in precept, and puorly enough in
culcatod in parental example. If I havo
succeeded in pointing out tho dangers uf
promiscuous reading, I muy thun hopo
to draw your careful attentiun tu tho cuty
of selection in tbo reading which you will
furnish to you households. ISo man of
auy thought tn theso days will deny tho
power of tho press. If it is potent for ovll
(us I beliovo I havo proven Mint it can bo)
It Is potent for good ns woll. Let tho
demand bo tnudo for that which Is good
nnd tho pross will furnish it. It Is fur tlio
pooplo to claim and usn tho ngoncy of tho
press for good. Lot us maho 11 mnrkot for
tho best. Lot us demand It with one mind
and ono voice, Lot us employ
loiters In tho causo of truth, vlrtuo nnd
godliness. Lot us patronize and wield tho
press In tbo Interest of morality and rolig
Ion. Wusbsll not do this by circulating nnd
sustaining tho literaturo wu deprecate. Wo
must discriminate carefully ntul conscien
tiously to cnciiuragii that which is nbovu
objection, nnd to dlsplaco with II tho de
basing, tho false, tho poisonous. Wo must
do this uniformly, patiently, thoroughly
Uniformly, for it is n work for nil; pn
llently, for It Is not otherwise to bo accom
plished ; thoroughly, for nil wo do Is of no
avail except it reach nndfu1llll its purpose.
It is tho duty of every clirMiali father,
within tbo sphere nf his authority. Tho
church cannot do this, religious communi
ties cannot du it, as such. It is n person
al care, Eiith one mutldu it for his own
hnusrho d. I ask you, therefore, not to
dismiss tho subject hero to-day; that you
will nut leave it behind you ns tho vision
of 11 preacher, but tako it homo with you
as n euro and look to it in tho regulation
of your households.
I havo been greatly pained to nbservo
in many families, tho latest novel lying nn
tho center table, and book shelves stored
with current literature, much of it use
less, soino of It good, but not n volume,
nor room fur one, which .could aid the
youth or ndult in obtaining a belter tin
dcretaiidiug of (Joil's holy word,
or which could guide ono and inform
in tho doctrines und ii'ngc of our blessed
tpirittlal mother, God's lady, apostolic
church. Tlicro hresptctilalive, philosoph
ical nnd scientific books, perhap', which
havo received thorough und atteulivo
reading by the head of tho family, but no
defence uf apostolic faith by which he
may bu guided ill the exposition of truth
before his children, in thetu Into days ot
unbelief. The tablu and carpel may bu
strown with papers from tbo ends uf tho
land, but the family huvo no time to read
a church newspaper, and of course it
would b? useless to subscribe fur one.
Mammon has far greater interot in
" prico current" than in tho "Spoil nf
Missions," and lam sorry lo say that
somelimos tho typical woman ol house
hold cure, has muro frequent resort to her
choice recipes, than to tho manual of re
ligion. Our church papers arc but ill support
ed, our periodicals struggling alti.ost fur
existence, just by our want uf interest in
them. Wo need them. They might
bring n strength nnd intlucnce of which
wo scurcoly dream.- They are worth our
palrunngo and might benefit ut personally
and collectively, fur beyond tho measure
nf any sacrifice ol ours in sustaining them;
and still wo sufler them to struggle on tn
weakness nnd discouragement, unrcmun
cratlvo tu publishers, and uimva.linc;
in their ellurts lor good. If
such facts do nut indicato to us our duty,
I do not think I can portray It. Few of
us realize the possible ble-sings uf a church
literaturo. Wo uro abundantly ublo to
possess It, and only becauso wu do nut ap
preciate, il nnd encouragu it, does it con
tribute so little lo tlio power wu might de
rive from it. While wo have not devel
oped this power and influence fur tho
church, while wo have nut derived the
benefit from It ourselves, which we might
personally as woll as collectively have de
rived, if wu hud employed ibo means,
winch we havo suffered to lie dormant,
tlm important instrumentality which
mighlbavo been of incalculable use, had
il been put to service us it might havo
been. Whilo these neglects have been
chnrgeablu to us, there lias appeared 11
deluge of pernicious literature, which
cuvors tho land ns tho water covers tho
sea. Llfo Is tuo short, too serious, loo
sacred to lio wasted upon it. Cliooso fur
those, with whoso guidance nnd education
you nre entrusted, that which U guod and
tlevating, which may tend to th'j building
up of mental und spiritual health, an
intelligent nnd manly christian faith, a
vigorous and useful christian life, and
God shall rewnrd you with the answer of
your prnyor, "iliat your ions may grow up
as tho young plants und tbut your daugh
ters may bu as the polished corners of tho
tcmplo.'' And now ieu. '
REGULAR JOINT MKiilINO OK THE CITY
c aNCii. Ci ib. n, 1
Cum, Ills., Jul., b, nil.
Present His Honor Mayor I.uns
don and Under, I'hilli., Robinson, Saliiird,
Schuh, Sense, Standi, Stiatton, Sway tie
und Tuyluf II.
On motion of Aldermen Iliulcr liio rend
ing uf tho journal was dispensed with. "
An ordinance entitled "nn ordlnunco
providing for fencing and improving St.
Mary's Park. " was rend it second t1ui
and on motion of Alderman Swu yne, re
furred to tho Board of Aldermen.
An ordinance entitled, " un ordinance
to dolormluo and fix tho am omit uf revenue
to bo raised by taxation for tho y ear A. D.
1872, for city purposes," was rod 11 sju
osd lime, and, on motion of Alderman
So iso, rol'urro I to thn U j ird of Aldermen.
An ordlnunco entitled, " an ordlnunco in
relation to Local Improvement", " was
road u soeond llmo, and, cm motion ol
Councilman Taylor, referred to tho city
nttornoy to report nt tho nnxt mooting of
tbo Hoard of Aldurmon, whoiher said ordl
nunco is In propjr form.
An ordlnanco entitled, " nn ordlnnnco
providing for tho construction of now eldo
und crosswalks on portions of the Westerly
sldo of Luvoo street, was read it second
time, and on motion ot Councilmcn Tuylor
referred to tho city nttornoy.
An ordlnunco entitled, "nn ordlnnnco
providing for tha appointment of n health
officer," was rcml a second tlmo, nnd, on
motion of Councilman Taylor, referred to
tlo Board of Aldurmon,
iteroitT or city attorney.
Tlio city attorney to whom was referred
bo bond of Mrs. Charlotto Rottio report
. ... ,..,,. .....,
port was recived and said bond approved.
Liquor bonds of John Clancy woro
presented, nnd, on motion of Aid. Snfford
referred to tho city nttornoy.
Donds of Henry Urclimn wcro presented
nnd on motion or Aid. Stratton approved,
un tout of dirf.otorsof the firk dk-
Tbo directors of tho flro de
partment to whom was referred a pe
tition of tlio Arab Flro company foe
authority to employ an engineer for their
steamer, reported that nn onglncar could
bo employed for tho turn uf $100 a year.
Tho directors recommended tbo adoption
of the following resolution, viz:
Resolved, that tho Arab Flro company
bo uud they nro hureby authorized to
employ at tho expanses of tho city nn
engineer to take charge of ibclr steam fire,
engine to wutk It ul ail (Iris und ut such
times ns muy bu otherwlsu reunited for
.practice, nnd cxercUo u general
euro over it, including such email repairs
as will tioi require It to bo taken to a
shop, and that fur bis service', s.tid engin
eer bu paid nt tho into of ono hundred and
fifty dollars year, paynblo monthly out
of tlio city treasury.
Alderman Under moved to rccelvo tho
report nml adopt tbo resolution. Carried
by lliu following voto: Ayes Huder,
l'hillls, Robinson, Saflonl, Seme, Standi,
Stratton, Swnyno und Tuylor 10.
On motion 'of Alderman Rudder tho
board then udjoiirned,
M. J. IIowlkv, City Clork.
Making appropriations for sundry civil
expviisua of tlio Government fur tlio Usual
yvur muling .111 1.0 tlilribuli, cignteeu
uundieU uiiu seventy -three, ami tor utuur
lie it tiiactttl by the Senate and llaane of
Jlrjn e, dunces the United Muutof
Amei ivu in Cvtiyicas uuembUit, 'ihjtitio
lullnvMug aiiuia oo, and iliusuliiu ure hereby,
apprupi luted, lur tlio objects liuienialter
Lapiessed, lur tho llicul year ending Juno
tniitiuili, uigUteen iiuuuied una tuwnty
I luce, viz :
UNDER THE WAR DEPARTMENT.
For manufacture, purchase, or repair of
tiivtcurulugicul una uihur liccccj.ary In
sliiiiiit'iiia ; lur le.igrupuing report, lor
expenses ul s.urm niini aniiuuiiciiig pro
Ouulu uppruach unci lurco of siuui.s
turuUghuui tho C11IUU Slater, lur tbu be
nefit ul cuiiiiiii-rce una ugiicuiture; fur in
sli uinenl shelleis ; I, r hm-, lurmtuie, und
expt'iises uf o lfke niaiiiUiiiecl fur public
usu 111 cities ur pu.u rcceviiir; reports; fur
limps slid bulletins, lu bu ditpiuyctf in
chambers ul tuiniiierco and buutu-ul-irado
looms ; lor boos.. i, J stationery; and tor
iiicilemul expenses not utheiwi.o piovid
cu tor, iwu buuuicd und tllty ibuu.anU
uullitia. t'rutttttd, Tbut tbo Secretary tf
War be, and hu heiuby is, authorized and
reqiiiru tu pruviuu, "in tho sysiem of
ubscl vuttulis a 11 J Itpurts in chaiguuf iho
chiel signal ollleer uf tlio uim, lur such
stutinni, reports, und signals us muy bo
found nece-.sury lor tne benefit ul ugri
cuiiuiu und commercial interests: And
ri,v4ed, '1 hut no prt of this appmpria
tiuu, nor uf any appropriation lur tbo
several Departments uf tuo Government,
shall be paid to any leb'griipbic cvmuny
which sbull neglect ur refine to transmit
telegraphic Couiniuineulioiis between snid
Departments, their officers, agents, or
employes, under tho provisional Tht.
se-conu section of chapter two hunurd aurf
thirty of tuo Statutes ot tho ol the United
States fur tho yoar eighteen bundled und
sixty-nix, und ut rates of compensation
therefor to bu established by l tie) 1'ust
muster General: 1'rurtded alto, Timt
wnunt ver uny tulegrnph company ahull
have filed its wihteil acceptance with thu
Postmaster General, uf tbu restrictions and
obligations rt quired by lliu ucl upproved
July iweiily-lotmh, eighteen hunuied and
sixty six entitled -'Auuct lo aid in the
construction of telegraph in. a, and to
secure to the Government tbo use uf tho
same, for postal, militaiy, and other pur
poses," il sucli company, its ngents, ur
employes shall hercallur relusu or neglect
to transmit any such telegraphic com
munications as nro provided for by tho
aforesaid act, or by tho joint resolution
approved tho 11 i rt lis day of February,
eighteen hundred and seventy, "Toutilhnr
izo tho Secretary of Wur to provide for
tuklng luulreorological observations ut tho
military etatiuns and other points of tho
Interior of tho continent, und forgiving
notico on thu northern lakes und seaboard
of the approach und forcu of fttortii'," such
telegraphic company shall forfeit and pay
to thu United Slates nut less thun ono
hundred und nut exceeding ono thousand
dollars for each refusal or neglect afore
said, to bo recovered by an action or
actions nt law, in any district court of tho
Approved Juno 10, 1872.
A Tho next regular communication
rof Cairo Lodg.. No. '7 A. F. & A.
VM. will bu held nl the Masonic hall
Monday ovc, July 8, at 7 o clock.
J. f. JiLAKK, hec y.
Heavy Rino, glass Fruit Jars, (tin top)
quarts SI. 25 and half gallons, S3 por duz.
Genuine ".Mason Improved," Fruit Jars,
(glass top, self scalers,) quarts $2, und hulf
gallons $3 per dozen. Best W. 0. (Iron
stone china) plates nnd teas, GO cents per
set. Fino goblets, only 10 cents npieco.
Otlior goudsin proportion, ut
Paissonh, Davis & Co.'s,
0-15-tf 0 nnd 7 Tenth street.
Burnett's Steuin Cooking Vessel saves
nearly half tbo fuel and 10 per cent
weight which Is lost In cooking tbo old
way. Sold by A. Halloy C201m
PAUL Or. SCUUTrS Pro
scription Drug Storo is open
day and night. All prescrip
tions carefully and neatly fill
ed with dispatch. Tho largest
and finest selections of Toilet
Articles, Vases and sundry
Fancy Goods of all descrip
tions just received and sold by
polito and attontivo clerks at
tho lowest figures. Satisfy
youreelf by a call. 623Xm