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Vol. 1. No. 7.
Arkansas Ladies’ Journal.
MRS E W GIBB, > Associate Writers.
Ladies in business enterprises, can find with this journal special
dates of advertising.
Advertisements or subscriptions, and matter intended for the col
umns of our paper, we desire addressed
Hon. G. W. Griffin, United States consul
to New Zeland, with headquaters at Auk
land, lias arrived in St Louis. Mr. Griffin is
a brother of Dr. Hamilton Griffin, the step
father of Mary Anderson.
China will soon build its first railway. It
will connect Pekin with Tientsin. A few
years ago a short line was experimentally
built between Shanghai and Woosung, but
the natives got the idea that their “joss” was
opposed to it, and the venture was finally
— t
State pride is a noble quality. It is dis
tinct from braggart assertion. It moves and
it acts by the inspiring force of fine charac
tfir - Texas possesses this gift of good citi
2enship. Her finances, her buildings and the
orkings of her State government attest this.
Why may not our State evince this fine
During our centennial year the ladies of
' e Bluff and of Little Rock worked as a
to secure some fitting representation of
Merest in the nation’s celebration.
e fountain in the grounds of the State
represents their endeavor. Why
stab ' t ° Ur l a di es j°’ n citizens of the
a Corn bined effort to secure some
stat f C i nte ßigence and pride of
Orlean ? World’s Exposition at New
Wth eV ° teeS sc i ence seem neither to
bodies h f° r le morrow ’ nor ter the
b'se x er^ r S ° U^S Dr. Morton, in
1 " ic oda t ’ f° r inhalation of ether,
We about his head and breathed
the fumes from his chemical retort, which
contained ether, opium and morphine, not
knowing what the effect of his experiment
might be. Now we learn by telegram that
an educated Pole has allowed himself to be
inoculated with the cholera microbi—as
discovered by Dr. Koch—so that the effect
of such an inoculation may be scientifically
O = _ —
The death list from cholera is increasing
at Marseilles. Fresh cases of the scourge
are occurring in Italy, while in Lancashire,
England, the disease has appeared. Some
times, when a contagious disease is launched
fully upon our country, we learn that we have a
Board of Health, which is expected to act
for the nation at large—act in supervising
ports and shipping, with power, also, to
quarantine, patrol and cleanse for the nation’s
welfare. It is to be hoped that we may not
hear of the acts of our National Board of
Health when “ it might have been ” will be
the refrain, or we • experience the effects of
contagion and infection.
The cable also brings us the intelligence
that Gen. Di Cesnola has sold in London a
a portion of his very valuable collection of
antiques from the Isle of Cyprus. American
antiquarians will regret this exceedingly, as
it was supposed that America would possess
at length this fine archaeological collection—
a property so.valuable that it is considered
almost priceless. The discovery of relics of
antiquity is more active at this day than at
any former time, and the results more im
portant than at any historical period of the
past. So it was that Gen. Di Cesnola, a
young Italian gentleman who had distin
guished himself in the Union war, becoming
an American citizen, was appointed Ameri
can consul at Larnaca. He believed the
Island of Cyprus to be rich in antiquities and
proceeded to carry on some excavations, and
here let us state that no spot on this globe
has been .peopled by such various races as
this litte Levantine Island.
In the days of Solomon the Syranians
were supreme there —-the Greeks succeeded
Then the Egyptians under Amasis, stored
in the Sunny Island the jewels and plate be
longing to the Egyptian Crown. Then when
the Persians dispossessed the Egyptians, the
choice, bright land surrounded by the lulling
blue water of the Mediterranian became subl
ject to Cambyses. At the overthrow of th A
Persian power, it reverted again to the Egypt
tians, at length.becoming a province of the
Roman Empire; then the Saracens; ther ;
Richard I of England, and on through manyr
historical changes, each adding a strata above
the buried statues, urns, and jewels of pass
ing races.
Gen. di Cesnola, in making researches, dis
covered the tombs of these past civilzations;’
excavating, after continued labor, the untold,
wealth of Ancient Cyprus. Within the eight
thousand tombs opened, he found every ob
ject that illustrates the history, and civilization
of extinct races, exhuming to the present,
statues of kings, heroes, and goddesses, with
the great temples also, wherein they were
placed, The most curious of these collec
tions, however —and one can look upon some
of these during a summer holiday by visiting
the'New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
—the most curious, we affirm, are the early
specimens of Phoenician Art, the statues of
great size, with head, lips, and features like
the Ancient Assyrians, each portion wonder
fully preserved. Then the Cesnola collection
contains bronzes, jewels, golden ornaments,
and antique lamps, with also numberless pieces
of glass manufacture—glass that has been
resurrected, perfect in form, after centuries
of entombment.
Now a large portion of these wonderful
specimens of Phoenician, Greek, and Egyptian
Art, perfect in form, the survival of races,
whose “day, even, is dead,” are to benefit the
Savants of England. Our country will still
possess a portion of this rare collection, but
the citizens of London, so'we learn by cable,
are to possess a lion’s share of the historic
past, in the vases, the gems and the statues.
Standing at the corner of Main and Mark
ham streets and looking down the latter, a
former resident of Little Rock, after an ab
sence of twenty-five years, will find many
and great changes. Indeed, if he were
placed there suddenly, without any intima
tion of his whereabouts, he. would fail to re
cognize a single building in that locality.
Twenty-five years ago, in a composition
which was read at one of iMadam Pichard s

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