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CAIRO LOCAL NEWS.
SUNDAY, JUNE :i 1874.
All Ttix talk Old John Kobmsons
elreut smd .Koso fc Teinme's Immense
lock ofoonrectlonarios for tho July trade.
DoifMZT Rmuos ana sash ribbons,
lowest prlcoi In jo"! at Stuart A
HARUAN. Mr. Jobn Q Harmsn was
taken lick yesterday, bat wi much better
Personal. Mr. Geo. Lounstury, John
W. Carter tod Mr, Grandel, Esq., of
Mound City, were In town yetterday.
The itrictly moral, and certainly the
tery bcit clrcui in tho world, it Oli
Jobn Robinson's. He exhibits hero Jace
KriscorAt. Church. Services to-day
at 10 a. m. and 8 p. m. At tho evening
servlco the subject of the sorrron will be
"The Elemenli of True Bellgion."
It will pay to trade at Stuart A Ghol
son'i; you can always find rare bargains
in every department. Goods delivered to
any part ef the cllT Xr f u
Rklioious. Tbero will be preaching
at the Christian church, Eighteenth itreet
batween Watbington avenue and Wal
nut lUeet, to-day, mornirg asd evenleg
by Elder R, B. Triroblo. A cordial invi
tation li extended to all. Seat! free.
Extraordinary Inducements in black
alpacai, mourning goods ot every dei
crlptlon, colored dre!! good, napkins,
towllngi, bed tpreads, etc., will be offered
by Stuart & Gholion during this month.
m. A. reeular communication of
Cairo Lodge, "o. '-07, A. f. and
Ar A. M., will Tbe held to-morrow ovr
nlng at 8 o'clock. Viilting brother cor
dially invited to attend.
B. F. Blake, Secretary.
Cairo, June 29th, U7
Lib its' and Misses' Suoej. In tbii
' department we keop nothing but the molt
reliable goodf, made up in the belt styles
and ot superior, workmanihip. Prices
much below than usual ratei. Satisfaction
guaranteed. Stuart & Guolson.
0. 0. HcKLEton trill lecture this even
In. 81 o'clock d. m.. at the Liberal He-
llgioui Anoclation roomi, on tho subject
of "The Divine Incarnation.'' On Tues
day evening following, at tame placo and
hour, on the subject of "Tho poiitbn ot
woman in the state." Both lectures free.
Auction Sal. Tho auction salo of
furniture at the residenco of Mrs. Van
deventer will commence a 8 o'clock to
morrow morning and contlnuo until tho
entire lot is sold. Tho furniture to be
sold it all nearly new and of tho bert
quality. Parties needing anything In
It it now vacation with nearly nil the
schools in town, and parents should not
fall to hare their children's teotb attended
to. Dr. 'Williams, dentist, on Commer
cial avenue, would be glad to have them
bll call on him and havo their teotb exam
ined if nothing more, lie always troats
the little ones well and none of them ever
leave his office without feeling kindly
towards the doctor.
Fob OnicAoo. The Cairo Vinccnnes
road will Ball excursion tickets to Chicago
to accommodate thoso who may deiiro to
attend the corner stone laying
of the new custom houio
and postothce on the 21th, for
$14.40 for the round trip. Tickots will
be good from the 23a to tho2Bth on oil
passenger trains. This la an excnllcnt
opportunity for those who can spare the
lima to vim i.nicago the laro bolng only
a little more half tho rogular prico.
Better tuan Ever. Koehler & Bro.,
Eighth steeet between Washington and
Commercial avenues, will tbii morning
offer their customers nothing but tho very
choicest of beef, veal, mutton, pork, etc.
Koehler 'x Bro havo met with the greatest
success in their endeaovrs to givo their
customert choice meat, and will endeavor
to continue to merit the patronage of the
public. Give them a call this morning,
and jou will be sure to go away satisfied
Circuit Court. Th nrni .,.,.i
ef the circuit court it likely to continue
for sometime yet. At the conclusion of
the case now on trial llurd vs. the First
National Bank, which will probably oc
cupy the time of the court until Tnosday
evening, the chancery dockot will be takon
up and as near as possible diiposod of.
A venlra has been limed for a now grand
jury to meet on Monday the 29th lnt.,
for the purpose or inquiring into tho
catet or something like a dozeu personi
who hare been arrestod within in last
few weeks. It is Judge Bakor's detor
tnlnalJon to clear the docket as near as
possible at this torm.
Haui-ton. We were hardly out of
Ud yesterday morning when wo wore
tailed upon by a delegation of ttaamboat
pllott, who requeued of ut that we make
public the same of the pilot charged with
an attempt to commit a rar
I" "on of a little girl in this city a day or
two of o, and thus cut to rest all rmi..
" - MHIIUB
M to who the Individual it that innocent
persons might not be takon for the guilty
party. Mr. Htnry W. Hampton is the
anan accused of tho honlous crime, and it
if aald be has fied the town. We are in
fomed that Hampton does not deny the
ohargt, bul, on the contrary, when M.
ouaed of the crime by the rather of tho
eUM, acknowledged that it was uuo
m4 begged for hit lire. Seine of tboie
who know Hampton bett aver that thli U
mot the first offenee or this kind that he
ho been guilty 0f. Of ourselves we
Anew but little about the man.
Of a Wung IjkIv ot the name of
INi'TK. Ws admit the foV.owlin:
munlcation Into our rolume? bau we
art greatly In need of matur to Ml up with,
.ind not tor the reion thai it lu an merit.
Toe author of It, setaeUmc atro. rhilHftyed
the attention of the eity by hrrrMJwr rucli
rodomontade, but bad not thi ccumjic to
reit the avalanche of abne tbey brooch t
down upon lier head: he retired irom ttr
column with previpitat'or. tnd b Ven
tolwleevwfliw; but now -be rt'.rnto
her literary vomit, and return not with
the eiaiticencad of her tint cotutn;. but
with an uncertain palt. HMnWlr.f: and utar
woven r(Mlit Hutgjixr fHW.WV
comciy face. Tmk VxmtauI
Dxar BCLLtTlX: I have not had the
pUature of communicating with you for a
long time. Tho olitorial o-re of the 'Sua,'
bearded like the p:d, and i?rce of aspect
uaptriteor Senator Ln, frightened
me by his hanb crittciims and drove
me into obicnrity. But, ai the rain of
the ring tays, "Here v erj ajtln!
SPEAKING OK DAVI?,
reminds mo that he ti a peuliar ptrion
I cannot dtferibe bim. oae but him
self can b his parallel. Ua one ocaiion
you siiJ he wai uft, but you wm mil
taken ; bo il not soft ; he il a "Mrd cue. "
pjnened ot a fund of good humor, the
ability to not comprehond any qaeition,
and tho faculty of todylim In perfoctlon.
With pcriiitoncy bo crooki the pruunant
htoges of hit knee, using tho oditorial
soft soap with liberality, colonoling, gen
eraling nnd majoring, whero thrift fol
lows the fawning whoro praise bring! a
five dollar bill on oscaVioni. Bat you
and Davii have latoly got into thu same
bid, and I may affront you by thu liberal
criticism of your friend, who n a good
soul with all hit weaknesses, and cunning
if not xiie. Thorefore, farewoll to Lavii
for the nonce
OUi: MUNICIPAL STATES. MEN.
Occailonally I read tho proceeding of
our city legislature as reported by tho
young and papular clerk, and havo been
led by such poruiah into tho belief tht
Cairo can boast of real municipal states
men. The members of tho council arc, I
havo no doubt, worthy oi praise and re
election. Tho resolutions tboy have lately
ailnntnd nrnvn to mo that thnv comnre-
henl tho situation and may bo trusted
laxe, lor TDPlaac, tho representatives
of the first ward
HOES. TETER HAUP AKD HAAC WALDER.
In Mr. Saup 1 recogni.) a city statos
mas, rathor raoro dovoloped in boauty of
person than Intellectually, hut who can
nevertheless grasp and analyse the mo.
montouj questions of municipal govern
ment. Upon the tmportant dog question
ho stands shoulder to shoulder with The
Bulleti.v, although his conitltutents do
not admire The Bulleti.v. IIIi voice Is
for death to tho dogs ; and, although ho
is opposed to the marshal, who profit! by
tbo death of each dog killed, ho has had
tho moral couraze to rise above his
prejudlcoj and to say, using the compre
hensive languago of true municipal state--manehlp,
'-Let tho curs dlu, ovon if
Mcliale does profit by their untimely and
violent taking otP'1 Nobler language
than this was novcr before beard outside
of Little IMddllngton Mr. S.vip
was born in Ireland, I ara informed, and
I not yot a vory old man; but ha Is wlso
beyond his years.
Hon. Isaac Waldcr is not as good look
ing but Is csteornod by tome to be
moro Intellectual than his colleague He
does not permit his groat mind to wasto
its itrongth on unimportant que-tions,
but bo is an oracle on tho hog problem
and the pigeon puzzlo. Ho believes, il
though ho has never said so, that hogi
should bo pounded to death, and that an
ordinance should be pasiod prohibiting
pigoons from alighting on bis roof to the
groat Injury of tho water in his cistern.
If such an ordinance weie passed, and tbo
police woro dlrcctod to put salt or. tho
tail of overy pigeon that dis
regarded it, Mr. Waldor is of the
opinion that It would bo ctl'ec
tual, and wo agreo with him. Tho only
woak point in Mr. Walder'e chiiruutur
Is a lack ofalltetlon for Tne Bulletin ;
uuk iuuh, u is unromonaulo to expoct
perfection oven in a Cairo alderman. Mr.
Wilder is moro of a worker than a
Woi. Ho thinks occasionally, he speaks
only at rare Intervali; but, when ha does
speak, his word count. No ono who has
not hoard him can imacino tho ti.Hiti,,,.
oloquence of his Oration on Adjournment.
itising to bis foot with deliberation, do.
termination on evory feature, he casts
about him a glanco of doflanco, and says;
"I movo wo adjourn now!" That it all
of U. But how original it is-how tolling!
When wo have said the oration ii Wal.
derlan, what moro can we say? It i Un
necessary to remark luut Mr.Walder is
The Second ward is alio fortunato in
CAIT. TIIIBTLEWOOD AND JUJOU MATH UBS.
Tho c&otaln is sometimes on tbo wronu
side of aquostion, butissoplausiblo in his
opposition that he nevor falls to make the
worser appear the bettor reason. I think
he means well: indood I have no
doubt he does. With experience ho will
-.uo a ongut particular star in our muni
clpal Urmanent The captaln't forU is
literature, and the mayor thoreforo very
wiioly put him on tho committee on
printing. His politic! poltlon l not
e'.jarly defined, but il is evident from some
of bit late votct and speeches that ho has
granger inclinationi and Is opposed to tho
fearful railroad monopolies that are now
atlliettng tho country. As an orator he is
solid. He rarely indulges in rhetoric or
high fiighti ot eloquence, but it always
ferctblo and convincing. Ho is about
fifty-five year or age, and a foreigner by
birth, it having been hit misfortune to
first seethe light in Now England.
Mjor Malhuss is r.n earnest member who
CAnnot appreciate a joke, and is destined
to become a marked figure in the council.
As a talker he is a success, and Is aware
of the latt. If 1 were inclined to criticise
hint, I would say ho uses bis talent oi
talking too much, an J has not learned that
although speech is silver silence is golden.
Perfectly independent in hU actions, he
is the pe-iiitenl enemy of both the Taylor
and HaUrday faitions. Occasionally this
fact puts him in very awkward potlttoni.
V:mc Taylor advocate a question and
tlx liday oppaies it, he Is in a dilemma.
To favor ii to support Taylor, to oppose
is to supprl Ualllday, and to support
either Is to do vioicuc lo his Ideas of mil.
nieipal duty. Then two cituens are the
major s Siy'lla and Chary bdis ; in steer -
ln- .i lk " X"
ma too do to the other. Oraterically
the tnsjor is a iqomjs. His volco is clear
and riigiag, and bis tropes and figures of
speech are always in good taste. He is
abont forty years ,( age, and an Ameri
can. In the Third ward wo have
OU U IWJX AND QES. WRIOHT.
The colonel wts born under a negative
star. If we may jud;e from his votes
which are usually in tho negatiro. He
runs a little voting institution of his nwn.
One of the old members, he sits back in
the calm consciousness of experiene;, and
with a smile watches the throes of genius
In tho new municipal statesmon the
Saupses, tho alders, ths ellliies
grappling with tho dog, hog and sower
questions. As silent as Grant, ho is as
independent, and is full to tbo brim of
pure cusiedness. Judging from his ap
pearanco he is twcnty-Ilvo years of age.
Mr. Nellls has told me In confidence,
thai ho is a Kjsiian in disguise i but I
do not bilievo this. He is more like an
Icelander ; he is so cool about everything
Gen.Wright is occa'ionally right wrong,
but not often ; generally he Is right. He
has not yet had an opportunity to develop
into greatness. He cannot get down to
tbo ordinary questions of municipal gov
ernment, but when n proper question is
presented to tho council ho will rise up
like William Allen, and come don on
the opposite like ten thousand of bricks.
Ha is about forty-fivo years of ago, but
looks older. Of his plaseof nativity I am
In the Fourth ward is
LIEUTENANT M'OAULET ASD COUNT
The lieutenant is tbo happy fathor of
twins j "that's what kind of a man ho Is.''
Count Nellls Is a wonder. 1 liko him.
Do not bo surprisod. I nover had a turlr
,J''ht .w'wiw .......... -. ...., ,i, 1
did not liko. My tastes run in tho direc
tion of affection for rather moan things.
The count is poisossed oi tho ability to
hato with vigor, a Thug-llko disposition.
Ho Is to bo admlrod bocauio he utes hit
position in tho council to not bofriend his
enemies, and has littlo knowledge) of his
duties. Lately ho mado certain charges
against Marshal Mcllalo, nnd when sup
plied with an opportunity to furnish the
proof of tho truth ot the charges, refused
to profit by it, either becauso ho knew
them to bo unfounded or took counsel ot
hit fears. I regret that be is what hi is ;
but tho wayt ot Providence aro inscruta
ble : he is tho creator of tbo oxceodingly
mean as well as of the good of tho veno
mous Nellls ns well as of tho Innocent
and batmlost Davis. Tho count il young
in years but vonorablo In rnailco. The
placo of hit nativity n doubtful
but he is probably a Lilliputian ; at all
events he is tho littlest man I evor
In tho rifth ward we havo brains
as well ability and beauty. It Is repre
IIIOII IT.IVATJM U.VLI.IbA V AND MOCRI.t.
Alderman Tbornas is now at the muni
cipal bellows, but he blows Ilka an old
hand. He it a small pleco of chained
lightning on occasions, and is always
happy. Ho is not an orator ai Brutus
Morris is, but n plain, blunt man who
ta:ks right out what ho doos know, and
ho knowt a grout doal. Ho came from
the land of groat men tho native state
of Capt. Hurd, Grant, Johnion and oth-
ors-the great stato of Ohio, and is some.
whoro In tho neighborhood of fifty years
or age. (rray liairs will soon bocomo nu
morous on tho parti of his head that aro
not ba.d. Ho u remarkably woll pre
eervoci. in mo council ho is the
f -L . 1 I ...
ngus nanu man oi tbo mayor, (sits
on ins right hand) and Is gonerally sound
on the municipal goose questions.
Aldorman Morris Is tho rising man of
thu council. He riset often, and talks
ably to any point that may lo beforo that
body. Ho has only latoly been developed
Into an orator, und hat maj0 splendid
progress. Ho Is tbo man who ought to bo
your successor in the general assembly,
and I nominate him. Tho 'Sun' will not
dare to oljoct, and most evorybody in the
city, white and black, will giro him
plumper!. 1 would bo torry to loio hlrn
from the council, but I would like to teo
him in tho legislature, and then who
knows ? in congress. Great mon havo
been manufactured out of wone otull'lhan
Is in Billy Morris. He is comparatively
young and vory vigorous. Ho was born
in the East Indies.
1 am through with tho outrageous councili
and 1 hope I havo too muoh sanso to givo
you a pon portrait of tho mayor. Ho Is
tho meat of Mr. Davis with whoso dainty
dishes 1 never Interfere.
And now a pleasanter theme. I
leave tho council aud take up the croquet
mallet for a bout at that delightful game.
Do yoit play It ' You aro too busy 7 So
wags tho world. You busy mon are
always too busy to enjoy llf), but there
are gentlemen not so busy. 1 know many
of thorn preacbors and laymen ; reli
gious and Infidel pooplo; clerks and other
beaux, who iniulgo in croquet. Ono of
these, a young man of a poetical turn or
mind, after a game with me and other
friends a game that ran tilt the wee sma
hours ayaut tht 'twal, at your friend, Mr.
Hyslop, would say, woro out tho hours of
tho mornln; in tho production of verset
suggMlod by the hours wo had wastol
delightfully' at tbo attractive pastime.
His verses aro inditTirent, but such as
they aro you shall havo them ;
LOST VNt WON.
There lmuleln her name,
.V charm that conmnnds In her face i
Krotu st.trtine stikc through the whole
Sho led mo wl'lt ic and with grace
Ilerlnlr v.nchurnilnr;iy curled ;
Her foot was a weapon to kill ,
Toe tleireM of girls in the world,
?he pltved tuoslv game with much skill
But beiteu, I still won the game
With pleasures the greatest 'ti rife:
For he won when hc bent me my name;
And we plav now the great game ot
Miserable ,-,,;8r6i 0I course; but bo
It remembered that . - u n,i m.t.
rlcal vont, and all of us aro fa duty
bound to endure such inflictions. A few
weeks ago I received a poem addressed to
me. commencing as follows :
J any Ann. I want to kU'W you,
"Cut I think you'r a ..-rest gal,
And I'd like ome how b get you
I or tu be in lire my pal.
I nwd not say I wai fillel to tho brim
ASGALOX LODGE, K. OK P.
Asd must wo be afflicted with an
other secret order ? Is thcro no way to
havo tt.s cup pass from us7 Will you
men cerer become tired of senseless mum
meries snd foolish and exponsive displays?
Suppon wo women wero to im'.tato your
o i amp's In th'.s regard, what would bo
tho rei.ir Societies of this kind may
do more good than harm, but if tboy do
they allow the light of their good deeds
to shine under a bushel and display the
bad res. Its of such combinations on the
hill top I nover told you before, but I
am marrud married to one of your ee-
cret-orJerdoving men, and I know that
all yoar or Jen are nuisances. "My doar,
it is lod; night," is tho knell ot much
marital flicity. Lolge nights; wretched
nights ; Mutest them. Lite hours ; cigar
smoko aid beer-pollutod breaths; lies in
apology jr wasted time, are the fruits of
secret orlers. I am an opponent of them
all, and cry aloud for their eupprouion.
Confuunl them, cvory ono.
TIE SCHOOL (iUKSTION.
But vhy should I linger by tho way
sldo T4bn the school question is awaiting
diseuisln"' Why should I not tako it in
hand' .alltbo "A Parent," who has
been ormmentlng tbo columns of the
; 'Sun' with bis csmplainti, havo a mon
opoly of this unpjrtant subject? For
bid it, Alrord ' You ehall not be annt-i.:i-
I iftr.i bn.t (. rrrlto In
What are A Parent's complaints ?
1. Thatno public statement of tbo ro
celptt and expsncUtures of tho school fund
ever appoa-s in the jurnals of the olty.
This con. plaint i a wise ono. I also
protest t'lit tho board of education
should mako occasion. 1 ttatorr.onti of re
ceipts and oxpendi urei. It has no right
to a:t as if the pnple had no right to
mako such a demaii. I; hat no right lo
collect and dlsboi! at iU own eweet
pleasure; it has n riht to meet in se
cret; it hu no rigtt to trantact its busl.
ness in srotj it hit no right to bo ox
elusive; it should allow the "common
herd" to approach taa ea:red precincts in
which it dote-rmit.)! the questions con
nected with ot poiic schools.
The meetings of tbo board should bo
public, and the ninutes of tho procoed.
ings of such moslhgj should bo publishod
In the Journals of the city. This I be-lievo;-but
I am Umost turo that mon
liko "A Parent" would ba tho first to
oomplaln of the e:ponso such publics
lions would neccsstato, nnd tho board is
aware of thu fact. "A Parent" is ono of
that numerous clasiar clti.ons which do
sires good scboolt rithout txponso, and
withes to road finai:ial ttatomnnts that
nro published ai tbo oxponso of
tho owners of : ur city journals.
I say Ibis becauso I novor
know a stingy mat who grumbled bo
causo tho wagot of tourer wcru too liib,
who wai not alto ono ,f u,oio who, liko
tho majority of the mauberi ot tho city
council, uenovo they or. doing tho city a
lervlco when they can itsomo way com
pol tho printer to work 'or nothing. 1
am notiurprucd that the board imitates
to Incur tho expense of a publication of
tho procoediRgi of Itt letilnt whon it is
awaro of tho fact that mnay of tho peo
ple of Cairo ro grumblers bocauio tho
printer rcceb a cont cf tbo public
Tbo next .omplalnt of "A Paront"
2. That tw high.pr!:od teachers, bo
tldo tho print pa( Bro roqulrod to conduct
tho high icboi, in which thcro nro not
exceodlng for.y or fifty puplN, when ono
toacbor woul ho "ainplo."
Tho roply o thli complaint Is obvious.
So many blgi.priced touchers havo boen
rondorodneonary by tho domand that
hat boon Judo by foolish pooplo to
havo our co4mon tchools exalted Into
academies aw collegos. Not satitfied
with toachintbo pupil of tho oommon
tohoolt thosebranohet that would bo of
uso to them It uftoi life, tho hiah-toned
educatlon-loting pooplo have demanded
that Latin, G-ook.lbo higher matbomatics.
and u lot of mbbish shall bo taught in
tho high tch',ol. Tho board of educa-
Hon, bolng al.o perverted In this rogard,
hat complied with that demand, and conse
quently W3 Ihvo been compelled to em
ploy a principal Rnd two assistants to
teach thoyouag idea how to shoot in the
dlroctlon of aacient Komo and ancient
Athens at the expense of a knowledge on
the part of tho young Idea of modern com.
mon sonso and modorn useful knowlodgo.
Tho board of oducatlon should not bo
blamed. "A Paront" should lovol hit
gunn at a perverted public eonliinent that
has led tho publlo school syslom into a
cbannol it should not flow in,
Tho next complaint Is-
3. That promotions in tho publlo
schools aro not sufficiently froqiiont.
1 believo that "A Puront" is inrjorrool
in his boliof that pupils should bo shovod
ahead rapidly, ond I have no doubt tho
rulo that now obtains in our schools in
relation to promotion is n wiso one. Ono
of tho greatest ovilt of our educational
system is tho "pushing" evil. A pupil,
boforo ho I thorough in tho bra'ichos
taught in ono dopartmont, ts too ofton
puihoduplnto nhighor ono. This fact
explains why to many public
school nnd other jniplls nftor
pacing through all ths horn
books aro not thorough la nny of
thorn. If "A Parent" hat no complaint
of moro Importance than this ho hal
better rotiro precipitately from tho com
Another complaint Is
I That tho principal permit! pupils to
take up and lay down studies at tholr own
Does lie ' "A Parent" has furnished
no proof of tho truth o this nssertion,
and I don't believe it.
1 know tne Doaru utuiuiiuu fvr
a mnnncr meriting condemnation, fn so
fir as tho fact that It Is secretive and car
ries itself with iv It-is-nono-of-ynur-buil-nasi
air, but I nm also ruro that it hat
given to ui tho vory best school! we hava
had. Tboy are really excellent, particu
larly In the departments under tho high
school department. If it wis not
what it should haca bean last term I am
con ti lint tho fa-ilt was olsowhora than
with Prof. Alvord. Ho had many diffi
culties to overcome, and not tho leai: of
them was Miss Stocking.
THU SOCIAL EVIL.
If S.J. ti. has a right to discuss this
question so havo I; and I will, brielly. I
understand that Mayor John Wood hat
ordered tho police foroo of tho city to not
arrest so often tho inmates of
our houses of ill fame, be
causo in his opinion the frequent
fines Imposed upon them aro oppressive
I understand hit honor to hold that the
ovll should be roachod by fining thu
Owners nt tho housos In which
theso women ply thnlr no.
farious business. I do not beiiovo that
Mayor Wood Is deelrous of building up
these institutions ot making them se
cure against the operations of tho law;
but I do assort, that if Mr. Jack Winter
had been ololectod mayor instead of Mr.
John Wood, nnd ho had given such nn
order to bis police force, bll the God-and-morality
poople of Cairo, led by tho
moral Bulletin, would havo denounced
him as the protector of tbo "atrango
woman," as a pervertor of the virtue of
tho city, as a licentious and unworthy oc
cupant of tho oxecutivo ollicu of Cairo.
But .Mayor Wood, tho mayor of the
churches, of the moral tinners, of tho In
telligent colored cian, of Mr. Popo and
uf itio vnuia ut blgii-iuueu public virtue,
gives this order and The Bulletin tHgi
tbo song of silence. Puugh; out upon
you I Why, why Bulletin, can you not
ba bold r.s of old? Must
you, when Mayor Wood, or whon that
still mora exalted potentate, tho Autocrat
of Cairo, throws up tho hat, applaud !
Aro you ufrald that condemnation of tho
mayor may icjuro your business? Aro
you afraid that condemnation or tbo Au
tocrat will endanger your person as well
as Injure business '
But how I wander '
What was I talking about? Ah ! I
remember ; tho mannor in which the
city administration is handling tho social
evil question. 1 was saying, I do not lo-
Hove Mayor Wood wishes to shield tho
"slrango woman," but I do believo that
cortain busineis mon who aro patronizod
by the mistrosics of tho dons havo brought
to boar upon liim n pres
sure, and in this way havo
induced him to Uko a fnlso step. Kvon
Christians will wink at sins if tboy bring
into tho Christian pockot money, an
idol that even tho saints ndoro.
Poor women ! Aye, poor women, in
deed! God knows I would not opprois
thorn ; b-it becauso tboy havo boon unfor
tunato and becamo sinful, shall wo in
memory of their past goodness and inno
cencc, encourage them by tolerance of
thoir present dopravity and wlckednevs ?
Shall thoy be allowed becauso they woro
onco virtuous to now ply tho callini: of
tho fallen woman a calling that lead
untold hoits of tho young men of tho land
ovon to tho portals of tho damnod? By
all that is virtuous, I Hay, No !
But, it is said, they do not s!n unloss ut
the sama time mon also sin. "Truo," 1
reply. Then comos the declaration,
"You do not punish tho sinning man, but
you do punish tho sinning woman ; this is
unjust." "Truo," I roply nain. But
becauso the mon wlusln uro not arrostod
nnd punlshod, shall wu thoreforo also al
low tho women to go unarrested und un
punished? If wo should do so, wo will
act unwisely. Too truo rornody for tho ovll
Is to punish both maloand fonialo tlnnors.
Intteai of directing- the pollco
forco to not arrest tho
bawds so frequently, the mayor should ad.
viso tho council to onact an ordlnanco
that will authorize tho arrost of tha fre
quenters as well as of tho InniHtcs of
housoi ot 111 fama, and then ho should
orlor tbo pollcQtnon or the city to arrest
all such persons tho mon and women
tinners overy day, and havo them fined,
tho mon Into decoucy and tho bawds out
or thoir nefarious business.
I am free to ackuowlodgo that I can
not comprehend tho political situation.
It is, in my opinion, decidedly mixed.
Inflation nnd hard monoy, civil rights and
state rights, railroad and robbery, all
jumbled aro too heavy a dose for mo.
In this congressional district, who will
be the candldato? On tho republican
tldo, Clements, union Major Muuu can
cheat him out or tha nomination j and on
tbo other sldo, who ? Judgo Alton Is anx
ious to maka tho raco, and the "old boyt"
through tho district liko him. Ho is a
clover man, nnd I wish ho woro an avail
ablocaodldatoj but ha it not. Judgo
Oroon would also liko to gl'yo Mr. Clem
ontj a little tfoublo and probably
will. Messrs. Allen Rnd Groan aro each
lor hlmsolf, but tho utt,,r who,j hout)t
havo male up the tlati with iv n,m, of
Judgo Duff on It. You aro out or ih
quostlons; you don't want It and couldn't
gut it if you did. Neither Atlen ; nor
Oroon; nor Judgj Crawford, for whom
you madu n tucao'sfut fight in tho legit',
turo against tho protest of almost overy
ropulablo lawyer In Southorn Illinois and
who now hatos you bocause he I undor
obligations to you; nor any of tho othor
managers would tolorato you ; they would
tako great ploasure in cruihingyou. So
remain at homo and nttond to your
llputon will probably bo ono of the
opposition oandldatos for tho legislature,
and wid of courto bo elected. He Is ono
oi the mint Inlluonliat democrats In the
district Is, li, Uot, thu roal leader of tho
parly. Hit inQuancu in Union county it
powerful, nnd ho is tho only man to
whom tho very Iniluontlal and superb
democrats d'jm.tgogtio evor proved true.
f Amn't know, no. , i gut, wbo
will bo tbo ntbur democratic candidate for
tho house of tho assembly.
Among tho rrpubll:ans thero will be
quite a contest. Mr. Davit or tho 'Sun'
is n candidato and has beon wrltlnj to
Jackson soliciting tho support or promi
nent party mon or that county. Joo
llobarts is also an aspirant; and It is said
Popo and Bird have both a deslro to go
to Springfield. In Jnckson probably a
dozen gonllcmen will bo eandidatos on
tho agricultural tieket.
1 must closo this long-winded epistle,
which 1 hopo will giro offense to nobody.
EXCURSION TO CAiHO
KIDi: ALONG THE KAILS AND ON
THE A' ATE It.
Mayor Wood, Aldormen Morrlt and
Haiti lay, llav. II. B. Thayer, and Metirs.
Wilson, Barclay, Bcardeu, Comlngr,
D.tvls, of the 'sun,' Pobinson,of tbo 0
A' Y. railroad, and Oberly met the Harris
burg oxcursionlsts on tho other sldo of
tho tunnel yostorday morning, and came
down with them to theolty.
Tbo party was composed of about
hundred persons,la'lies and gentlemen, wbo
soemod to ontor heartily into the ploasures
of the trip. Tho day was cool and pleas
ant, and nothing occurred to mar thu on
joyment of tbo occasion. Among the cx
oursloniits wero Dr. L. Kathbonn an
wife, Uapt. J. V. Connovor, of tbo Ha
risburg 'Chronicle,' and wife; Major F. M
Pickett, of the nmo paptr; W. V, Chois
,Ar, Kq. Cpt. J. il, Jlakur and wife
Dr. C. Bakor; Mr. J. M
House and wlfo; Prof. J.
Wollivor; Mr. L. B. Church and Misses
Maude and Efil Ilium, daughters of Gen
The Harrisburg brass band enlivened
tho occasion with excellent music.
After getting oil tho cars, a procession
was formed and tho excursionists and
Cairo friends, preceded by the Harrisburg
band, marchod to tho Green line wharf.
boat, whero thuy embarked in tho ferry
boat "Throe State."
The boat steamed up the river to a point
opposite the round-houso of tbo C. & '
road, and then turned. Tho band havin
piayei tevorai tunes, .Mr. Uborly was
callod upon for a speech and was Intro
uucoa to tbo cxcurtlonltts by Jlayor
Wood. lie epoko brielly, and was re
spondod to by Air. Choissor in a very ole
gunt and eloquent address.
ih e boat landod at tbo Mis
eiuri shoro and gavo tho ox
cursionists nn opportunity to press
tho soil of that state, thon tteamod down
the rivor six or toven miles. Tho dock
was cloarod for action aftor leaving tb
Missouri shoro and dancing begun, at
which pastime tho young people wero on
gaged until tho boat returned to this city,
At tho Mississippi Contral landing Wit
tigs band wa takon jn, and kindly rur
nished a number or thoir dancing tunes.
and on neiring the landing at Cairo
gavo us a tasto of tbolr excellent horn
Tbo excursionists took dinner at about
half.past ono in tho wharf boat, und then
scattorod over tho city.
At'l o'clock tho train startod on tho
return, tha oxcursionlsts carrying back
with thorn to thoir homes tho good wiebc
of thoir Cairo friends.
Stuakt & GiiolsoN offer great bargains
in summer dress goods to roduco stock.
Cairo, 111, Juno 20th, 1871
Htvlng thlsdaysold my ttock in trado
to Jobn Madden nnd II. L. Kinnor,
ask for them tho patronngo bostowod on
mo, and feol juitlfhd in assuring to my
customers tha tame fair dealing which
they havo hud horotoforo.
W. V. Thornton,
All pcriont knowing thomsolves in
debted to mo will confer favor by calling
At my olUco and sottling.
W. W. Thornton.
ltuforring to tho abovo wu would say,
having ventured in trade on our own ro.
iponslbility, wo tollclto thu patronngo of
all portont who wish to buy goods in our
lino. Practical experience justlUes ut in
saying wo both know and can tupply your
wants. Madden & Kinnear.
One hundrod Jpioces new prints
Stuart & Gholson't Monday morning.
rim following wcrn tho arrhals and
pariiirod lor mo 'Jt Hours cnuinjr al
o cluck laitt etching.
Stoamer B II Cook, Naihvlllo
LidA Norrell, South
City Chester, Memphis
Paragon, Now Orleans
Kails Pilot, Ohio
" Gen Anderson, St Louis
Jim Kisk, Paducah
" nolle or Memphis, St Louis
" JlmFlsv pducah
11 Plaza, 81 LviU
" City Chester, Stiuis
" Paragon, Cincinnati
' P.lls Pilot, South
" Gen Anderson, St Louis
" ldlewitd. Evansville
" Hollo Momphls, Memphis
The rivor has rlien two Inches duril
tbo past twonty-four hourt. Tho weathl
was excoedlngly hot yetterdn
several thunder tho'vert passed round
butseomed lo have but littlo effect upl
the atmosphere. The prospect at dark w
littlo moro favorable for a thowor
Tha B. II. Cooko arrived light and hi
laid up horo. The Robert Mitchell wl
tear for St. Loots to-day to bo taken (I
on the waya for repair. The Plaza wel
to Hickman, Kentucky, for two barj
loads of timber.
The Lida Wood has two ice or produl
boats in tjw.
Tha Olty or Chettor brought 310 balil
of cotton foi the east.
Tho Partgon has a fair trip up III
ice lie lie Momphls has a very gool
trip for Moaiphis and made some addit
Tho Idlewild brought MX) brls ot meal
ICS sks corn, 60 brls whisky, and a lot l
sundries. She wai offered much morl
freight but could not tako It for lack (I
water. Sho found three feet tlx inchol
on Shawnettawn bar and was drawing
about four foet. Fortunately the reef i'
narrow and she succeeded in drtgginj
through, but sho is not so ture of being!
able to got back.
Police Court. Business in Judgl
Bird's police court was quiet yesterday!
Only ono or two unimportant cases werd
KKKKieiEKATons, etc. air. C. W. Hen-I
derson, tbo hardware merchant, desires ll
call tho attention of the public to his ct-1
tabiisbment, and mora especially to hi
stock af -ofrlgoraton and fruit cant. O:
tho formor ho hat a number of the bett
and moit convenient, either for Iarg or'
small families, ovor offurud in Cairo. He
is prepared to furnished fruit cans gotten!
up In any pattern and in any quantity onl
tbo shortest notice. He has a large sup
ply of the tnont approved mako on hand,!
wbicb bo will dispr.so oi on the most rea
sonably terms. He Invites an exainina-
tlon of bit ttock.
A full kit of shoemaker's tools, together!
with a stock of leather and ready made
boott and shoes. Apply to
At City National Bank
Stuart A Gholson offer a very complete
line of underwear of all descriptions
hosiery, gloves, linen collars and cuffs,
icarfi and ties. Also a full line or our
oslebrated whlto shirts, guaranteed to ba
the most perfect fitting and best mads
shirts in tha Unltod States. We take
measures and guarantee a fit. Prices at
all tlmos exceedingly low. lOO-C-21-tl!
G. U. Bodon, Director of Conservato-y
of Music, and Teachor of Vocal, Organ
and Piano Music. Instruction given in
oil stringed and wind instruments. Ele
mentary principles, thorough bass, har
mony and counter point. Unprecodontod
inducements offered. Those wishing to
securo his services will please apply at
tho Conservatory of Musla corner of
Twelfth stroot nnd Washington avonuu.
I'ionoH tuned and repaired.
Having sold out my olllco and practice
to Dr. J, Jennelle; of Du Quoin, who
will tuko possession of the office tho 12tti
ot June, I bescpoak for Dr. Jennello a
liberal sharo of public patronage I am
woll acqualntod with him and know his
to bo a first-class dentist, and would most
cbeorfully recommend him to all of my
friends and patrons. G. E.Douqlah.
All tboso indobted to mo and nil those
having accounts against mo aro ruquestod
to call and sottlo as I hava told out and
Intend going away tbo 12th of Juno.
3'J ti. J.Ut U. fj. DOUOLAB.
PICNIC AND EXCURSION.
A Masonic picnic and moonlight ex
cursion will tako placo on' Wednesday,
June 24th, in which all Mason's, tbolr
families and friends ara kindly In
vited to pirtlcipato. The ferry boat
"Three States" has boen ongaged for tho
occasion. The boat will bo canvessod
over during tbo day to givo thoso wbo
may feol inclined an opportunity to "trip
the light fantastic" Tho boat luavoi her
landing at tho foot or Fourth street at pro-
cisoly nino o'oloek a. in., and procood up
the Ohio river to a point noar Grand
Chain, whoro sbo will lay for a few hours,
Tbo Delta City cornet band and Elsen
berg's string band havo beon engagod for
thu occasion, and will be sure to be on
hand, Tho boat will return to tho olty at
about six o'clock in tha evening ; and
start again fur a moonlight oxcursion at
o clock, A pleasant time may be an.
tlcipated. Tickets for tho round trip, day
and night, only $1.
A. M. QuxDir',
Jab. 8. Swathe,
Paul G. Schuji,
tJ.6-21-31 Committee of Arrangements.