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McndlHK XMIr mn T.trry I'm?.
JORM K. OBBRLY, Editor.
M'DOXAI.n 1ST JAIL.
General McDonald, who stands eon
tlcted for crooked wldiky frauds, and
Who U In Jail In ilef.mlt of $:0,W0 bonds,
receive a great many visitors. Tine Itir
ntture adorns Ills cell, which lie Is per
mitted to leave and enter at pleasure.
Usually at 10 o'clock tlio turnkey goes
through the farce of locklnjr the dlstin.
gulshcd gentleman hi for the bal
ance o( the night. In the day time he
sits In the Jail yard, and only indulges In
conversation with a Major Wilson, n
Southerner, who is serving out a two
months sentence lor caning a man named
Johnson. The general's table Is unex
ceptionable. Prominent clll.cns Ml htm,
the latest being cx-Oovornor Fletcher
aud Judge Krtun. Lewis llohlc, McKee's
Intimate, and Judge New-comb, ux-Unltcd
States Marshal, also called. Wo do not
blame the general for taking all the liber
ties ho can conveniently get , yet he U a
convicted criminal, and the game prison
rules applying to that clas of men should
be used on tho personal friend of Ucneral
IIARKIN. OF .MAKYI.A.I.
lleiijamlii (J. Jliirris' circular to the
member" of tho House, hi Washington,
advocating his claims to tho position of
sergeaHt-ar-arms, is receiving contemp
tuous notice from all the Southern Demo
cratic papers. J it the mentioned circular
lie quotes the following prayer, made by
him hi Congress, during the war, for
which, he said, he had tho glory of re
ceiving the censure of the Kndlcnls of the
l!ouu : "God Almighty grant you may
never subiugate the South.'' In quoting
this who and fervent language, he says :
"Aly greatest regret Is that God did not
grant my prayers." A question that
would naturally strike tho ardent and
patriotic Southern mind Is "What In the
devil was all this llrey and un
tamed Southern blood doing In
the Federal Conirress when he best
blood of the South was being shed for
what her people believed to be right?"
Such utterances as those in European
governments under similar circumstances
would have cost Mr. Harris, ot Mary
land, his life. Ail of Harris' gushing
patriotism was entirely in the wrong
place, at the right time. The Memphis
Appeal says: "Mr. Harris should not
have offered that prayer In the United
States Houso of Ilepresentativcs ; a better
and more appropriate place for it would
have been among Stonewall Jackson's
troop, with whom Mr. Harris could have
backed up his prayer, and so proved his
faith by works. His revival of it just at
this time Is as Indiscreet as its first utter
ance was, and so far from gaining friends,
will make determined opponents for him
among the Southern Democrats, to whom
his circular, we suppose, is specially ad
dressed. They will give Mr. Harris a
wido berth, just as he deserves."
HPIIIIT OF Tilt: ItENOMTTIOXN
ADOPTED BT TIIU RAII.flOA
A full reportof the resolutions adopted
at the late convention held in St. Louis,
Is too lengthy lor our columns, hence we
give the following brief summary of the
report ol the committee : The commit
tee represent to the Senate and House of
Representative of the United States in
Congress assembled that a southern
trans-centineutal railway from the waters
of the Mississippi via Kl Pao to the Pa
cific ocean, Is Imperatively demanded,
first as a measure of sound statesman
ship to promote the most Inlimato rela
tionship between all sections of our
common country. Second as a
means of national defence, be
cause It Is tho duty of the Government
to have a Hue to the Pacltlc unobstructed
nt all seasons of the year, for tlio prompt
transportation of troops and supplies
should any necessity arise for them on
the Pacltlc coast. Third as a local mil
itary necessity, it having been proven
that rail and telegraph faciltlcs arc the
only sure means of intercepting and pun
ishing hostile Indians, and of making life
and property secure in Southern Texas,
New Mexico and Arizona. Fourth as
a measure of practical economy, us It
would cnablt the government to traas
port troops and supplies at onc
tifth of the present cost, and to
provide more clllcicntly and eco
nomically for tho care and mainten
ance of the Indian tribes under ills
charge. Fifth as a commercial ncccs
sity to tlio people along the entire South
Atlantic coast, Gulf of Mexico, and old
Mexico, to the Pacific ocean, who bv rr:i.
fon of their geographical position cannot
euaro in me ucnetlU conferred hv the
present Pacific line. Sixth an n flirnnt
bavlug to the entire country, bccauui it
Will give a competing line Initween thu
iwo oceans, both for the traffic of our
own and foreign nations, ami will bu a
protection for the people uisulast a mn
nopoly to which thoy have contributed
largely in government bonds and grants
or iauu and to which government
Is now paying yearly upwards of three
million uonars aumtlonal out of the
treasury. Seventh because such a lino
would securo the rich trade of Old Mex
ico aud thug Inure to the commercial
profit ot our citizens. Klght because it Is
the duty of the government to protect
the citizens whoso guardianship it as
sumes under tho treaty obligation in the
accumulation of the Mexican territory in
which they were resident, and also all
other citizens who have been Induced by
the grants made by th0 g0v.
eminent to aia tnc building
of the railroad to Settle the
territories which those roads were In.
tended to develop. Ninth-As a pru
dential and proper act to encourage the
people of the South, who may very Jutly
sad with great force urge that while
17C,000,000 of public money have been
appropriated lu the Northern States and
Territorlet since tho organization of the
government, there have been but if ill,
000,000 expended In the Southern States
and Territories ;
Therefore It was resolved,
First That n Southern line to the Pa
ri lie ocean should he built on or near the
2.1d parallel from Shrcvcport via Kl Paso
to San Diego.
Second That extensions should be
built to all important nolnts on the Mis.
slsslppl river, and to connect with rail
ways east of tho Kooky Mountain slope,
and the roads mid harbors of tho Atlantic
Third That there should bo estab.
Ilshcd such regulations as will maintain
thu road from Shrcvcport to tho Paclfto
as an open highway, and as n competing
line to nil transcontinental railroads, to
be used oil equal terms by all connecting
Fourth-That It should be built at
the lowest possible cash eost, and shall
be secured in Its use at tho lowest possi
ble rates required to. protect the compar
atively maii eapltal actually expended
on lU construction.
Fiah That thu building of the main
line should proceed under sueh regula
tions as will Inuro tho construction of
thu road continuously from the point of
Its present completion in Texas to San
Diego, In California, or until it meets
an extension of thu samo line from
Sixth That the construction or the
road can be built by (ho extension to It
of government aid, In the form of a guar
antee ol interest (not principal) on a lim
ited amount of Ave per cent, construction
boiul, payable In tllty years, the liability
to be secured by a llrst mortgage upon
all the railway property and franchises of
the companies, and upon the lauds
granted by tho United States. These
bonds are to be Issued only to the actual
amonnt of cash expended upon the road
and brandies, and upon the certificates of
sworn commissioners appointed by the
government to supervise the building of
the line and branches, and their muni
tion at maturity to be assessed to the
purchasers and holders, by providing a
sinking fund out o the revenues of the
road and brandies, to be paid by the com
panies Into the treasury of the United
Seventh That the president of the con
vention bo requested to .prepare an ad
dress to the people of the United States,
embodying tlie views of the convention,
and that he be authoii.ed to appoint a
committee of thirteen, who witli the
president shall present an engrossed
copy of Its proceeding?, together witli
the address, to tho president of the
United States, to tho presiding ofllcer of
the Senate and the speaker of the House
of Iteprcscntatives, and to take such fur
ther action as In their judgement may be
deemed best to further the objects and
purposes of the convention.
It seem to bo the prevailing opinion
among the country exchanges in South
ern Illinois that Dave Llnegar did not
get the $2,000 ypoken of by thu trouble
some letters, llouton tells Justice to in
The Southern lllinoisan: "From the
looks of the last Murphysboro Era, we
suppose tho "nliat editor" is settlinir
down to business. Marriairo is havlnir
that beneficial effect upon him we always
tnougiit it would."
The Galveston A'cioj ; "It is learned
that the total value ot the City of Waco's
cargo did not fall short of eight hun
dred thousand dollars, which, with the
value of the ship, makes tlio total loss by
tlio Ulsaster over a million of dollars-
ten times the loss In and about the eitv
by the late storm."
New Orleans llulUtin : "Governor Kel
logg lias written to the governors ot the
several houtnern States asking of them a
statement of the bonded debt of the tax
ation forStato purposes, Including Inter
est fund and tho date and tho annrovl
mate amount of last Interest payment on
uonucu debt. The answers eomiilli il. it
Is expected, will make a food ciinmniir,,
lila f Inn 1
Thu Memphis Avalanche
first accused of whisky ring frauds Gen
John McDonald went to Washington to
iix tilings. He telegraphed to the Incom
parable Col. Joyce : "I rode out with tho
j-rcsiucnt to-day. Everything is lovely
and tlio goose hangs high." It is more
than Mupeetcd that tho fowl referred to
now perches a little lower than It did a
few months ago."
The Burlington JIuuikeve: "When
Miss Clara Martin, of Davcnnort. married
Hcniamln Taylor, some two years ago,
she didn't know that hu was going to be
so particular and exacting, and Bcniamln
had no Idea that his fair vouncr bride
would be so hard to please. And now
she wants to bo Clara Martin again, just
nccauso Kenjainln comes to bed with his
hat and boots on, and chokes her when
ever he meets her, breaks the furiilturn
every timo hu comes Into the house, tears
her clothes, pulls her hair, and finally
knocked her down with a Mick of stove
wood, u tr bbc could reasonably exneet
him to strain his mumcles by knocking
her down with a stick of cord wood, a
stick of stove wood, not split too flue, Is
as heavy a bludgeon as any man ought to
be expected to use on his wife.
Joe P. Itobarts, the fat and recently
married editor of tho Jackson County
lira, lias attacked a sterling Democrat
ot his county, M. It. Dcnnlson, and ac
cused him of indulging a little too much
in the content of the flowing bowl on
election days. Dcnnlson devotes twenty
lines in Joe's other paper, the Southern
JUUoUan, to calling Joe a liar, etc.
Dcnnlt en's great fault was lu contrlbu
ting largely to the defeat of thu Renubii.
cans of Jackson comity, ho transporting,
ai mi own expense, at least forty of thu
unterniieu to the polls, Mr. Dcnnlson Is
a successful farmer of Jackson county,
having one of the finest farms between
Murphysboro and Curbondalc. Wo
know Dennlson nud feel satisfied that
Itepubllcan editors had hotter let him
'the llMttrr anil the Hrnlp-IIc Tnke
m HrMMl Tmll-MM th War ruth
Thf MMntstht ! "JituMr'u'
)rteiie fh-rniiHs-Blbllcnl Knowl
edge. 'tdorrrsiiotnlcner of tlic lliilletln .
Sax Antonio. Tux as, Nov. 2.1, '70.
Although two tiers of counties have
been laid out west of Mason county, it Is
still considered the frontier, and ns we
nearcd Its holders wild rumors of raids
by Comanches, nud of a vendetta being
fought between tho Williams and Strong
families, tilled us with forebodings, which
wero not quieted when wc one day met
a ranger who had tho gory scalp, or
rather whole top of the head, of n Co
mancliu attached to his belt. He had also
the bow, bridle, aud hair lariat taken
from thu brave, whom hu clnimed to
have killed lu fair fight. Ho said lie was
going to lllanco City to "tend cote, "and
was as proud of his trophies ns a boy of
Ills first pair of boot. Wo ncrvouslv
asked him whether It was safe to travel
lu Mason county, and gathered from his
replies that wo need ahnrelicnd no dan
ger from Indians, us It was then the dark
or (ho moon, aud they only made raids
during tho full ol tho moon, when they
could cross the mountains nnd return
with their booty during the night ; but at
tho crossing of the Padcrnalles river, wo
met a party of rangers who were on the
the war path, following a
parly of twenty-four Coman
ches who bud. during tlu mnvlniis tilirhr.
driven oII'm .nijin,bfo number uf gto
hies aud cattle, and killed a negro wo
man. They invited us to join in the pur
suit, and as wo looked at their stalwart
forms and bronzed-faces, the recollection
of all the wild adventures of "Mnck-a-
Muck, the Pie-biter," ns dedicated In
ten cent novels, and read by stealth in
our boyhood days, rushed back upon us,
and feeling that with such a company wc
could face the whole tribe successfully,
wo consented, hoping to adorn your
sanctum with a scalp as an evidence of
our prowess, or got a good obituary no
tice lu the 1M;i.i.i:ti.v if wo fell. Soon
after our meeting tho short twi
light was succeeded by night, and
we proceeded to encamp.
Many wild stories did we hear of for
mer scouts, such as this in which the re
latois had taken part, some of which
would put to shame thu drivelling stories
of the serial writers. Thcv were told
with a manly, straight forward air, and
with manv nualnt cxnression. hut tmm
of tlio traditional bravado attributed to
the Indian lighters, which wised the re
lators greatly lu our estimation, and
made us feel a greater respect for these
As it grew later our camp lire glim
mered, our pipes went out and the chief
of the party suggested that we "turn In,"
which we proceeded to do ; but a wierd
procession of fantastically dressed sava
ges, among whom I recognized Uncas,
the "Last of the Mohicans," from his re
semblance to a statue erected to his
memory In front of a Cairo tobacco shop,
dauccd through my brain, and it was
long before I could shake off my excite
ment. If I had dared, 1 would have got
up and walked it on", but a fear of being
taken lor u "Coninnche" prevented, so 1
lay and tossed as I thought nil liblit.
Morning broke at last, bright and clear,
and wc were soon busily engaged in pre
paring breakfast. This done, wc hastily
mounted our horses and were oft duo
west ; the trail was broad and plain ; the
Indians had evidently taken no pains to
conceal It, and (he rancers said
this indicated the presence of a larger
party in the neighborhood. We followed
the trail at a hard gallop, sldom speak
ing until noon, when a halt wa called.
We staked our horses witli lariets, giving
them an opportunity to rest and browse
upon the mequito grass, which was all
they would get to cat wliilo wc cooked
our dinner. After which wu araln
mounted and rode until dark. Tlio next
day was passed in a similar manner, un
til about four o'clock, when wo reached a
stream, into which tlio Indians had rid
den lor the purpose of oblitorntiii" the
trail, and It was two hours be
fore wo nzain found IL amun
ve miles up the river, where
thoy had comu out some on cither bank,
i ... , , . ... :
mm mrucK oui cacn man lor himself and
each lu a dltlcrcnt direction. Nothing
could bo done but abandon the nursult
or wait for morning, and then ride In cir
cles taking in a larger scope of country
cacn ninu until the scattered tracks again
conic together which they would eventu
ally do. J'reelous time would be lost,
but there was no alternative If tho pur
suit was to no coutinucd ; aud, as the
chief Mid, he would follow them to Mex
ieo, or hell, but what he would punish
them not for the woman killed hut fnr
tho cattle stolen; and as we saw nn
chance of coining up with them soon, In
consequence of the lime lost as described,
wo reluctantly bado them cood.hv
and left them after two davs of as hard
riding as I ever did, and which carried us
nearly ono hundred miles out of our
course. Hut we were not aorrv tnr it.
wo gained considerable knowledge of the
customs ot mo country, and now eon
siuer ourselves competent to speak by
Minors on thu Iroutler aro all
uancieii together for mutual protection
ami an go under the general name of
"rangers." Thcro are many bands of
these, each having its dlstliimiiaiiin
badge, usually a whlto Or Colored (rlnco
button, set in brass, or gold If tho owner
wants to put on style, and worn on tho
lappelof the coat. They aro liable, at
any time, to be called Into active service,
such as the scout I havo described ; and
thoy go cheerfully, for besides liking
tlio excitement It yields them, they cannot
tell what day their homes may be laid lu
ashes, and their cattle (which Is their
wealth), driven off. Life Is held cheaply
there, and It Is tho exception to hear of
any one being arrested for murder; but
to bu found with cattle bearing a brand
to which you have no right, is certain
death. They have cattlo and hldo In
spector whoso dutv it is to bit tirncanf
and take account of all sales made which
aro recorded, together with thu braud,
and a regular bill of rale made out. The
purchaser then puts his "road brand" on
his cattle, and this also Is recorded. They
observe more formalities In the sale
of a dozen head of scrawney
cattle than they would lu the
sale of a "league of land."
I may add that each ranclichas Its dis
tinct brand nud ear marks, aud these arc
usually told with the rauche, nnd are
made a part of (he deed. Old herders
can tell by the brand to what county a
steer belongs, although there arc thou
sands of brands, and sometimes a "brand
of cattle" will bo scattered through half
a dozeu counties. I wanted to say some
thing in this letter about the Williams
and Strong feud, which Is agitating Mason
county, but must defer it to some future
time, nud so will close, lest you apply to
mo thu language of Job to his friend Nil
dad thoShcniamlte, "Thou brcakest me
topleees with words." Jasi'KU.
A Nt. I. mil Mnii Die or I.oiik Incur
rerntlnii iintl Hull Trcnlniriit In n
The following communication Is from
n responsible gentleman from New York
city, who passed through heru yester
St. Louts, Nov. 2J, '75.
hnnon Kki'uiimuak : I have an item
which may be of Interest to your readers
lu St. Louis. About two weeks since, at
Corpus Chrlstl, Texas, 1 met a Dr. Lea
from Monterey, Mexico. In the
course of conversation ho mentioned
the death of n man named
W. Aiisdcn of Amsden, at a small haci
cndo about thirteen hiIIm rrnm niouuicy,
inning October. The man died from the
effects of bad treatment during nn incar
ceration of several years in a Mexican
dungeon. He was literally starved to
death, aud was emaciated to a skeleton.
Said he was from St. Louts, aud had
money In Missouri somewhere. He was
evidently a sporting character or had
been, vhoeer lie was he may have been
"somebody's darling," and this may
meat their eye and tell them he Is dead
and gone. "Viatou."
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Real Estate Column
Uuslncss house on Levee, latch
cupied by Cunningham & Stllwell.
Business house on Levee, near Sixth
street, lately occupied by Cross, Cole
man it to.
Winter's Iilock- suitable for Hotel.
Ofllccs or Business rooms cheap.
tenements numbered 1, 7, 8 nnd 9, in
Winter's Row, 5 rooms each, for $10 icr
No. 10 (corner), $12 CO 7 rooms.
Cottage on Sixth street, near Wash
ington avenue 1 rooms S10 a month.
Store room in "l'ilot House." ate v
occupied ky A. Hallcy.
Storeroom lately occupied by Howe
Sewing Machine Co., on Commercial
avenue, near Ninth street.
Two small Houses west of Twcntv-
second street, near Tine, $4 each per
Dwelling house on Twelfth, near
Walnut, 6 rooms.
Store room on Levee, above Elirhth
street $20 per mouth.
Cottage on Nineteenth street, near
Washington avenue at $8 GO a month.
Dwelling house on Sixth street ami
Upper floor of brick htilhll
Commercial avenue, above Tenth street,
Rooms in various parts of the city.
FOR LEASE OR SALE.
M,:V."umbtrof Iots n Levee, above
1 welfth street, outside fire limits. Also
ii lurirn iiumhnr iifnllinr 1 ni. I., .nn........
.C; . vs v.... a.iv.n .1. mi, mult
Lands, lu tracts to suit, near Cairo.
1000 sheets of bristol board Just re
ceived t the Hullutin olllce, and lor
sale to the trade.
rity r t'niro,
colored and varnished, for salo nt half
price ($2.50) at thu Uui.lktin office.
A set lea of lectures under the auspi
ces of the members of the Library Asso
ciation for the establishment of a public
library in Cairo, will bo held alter
nately at the l'resbyterian, Methodist and
Chrlstain churches. Tho following la
dles and gentlemen have kindly con
sented to lecture, commencing:
" 29, Dr. Win. 11. Smith.
Dec. 0, Miss K'ato Thompson.
" HI, Hon. Wm. 11. Green.
" 31, Mrs. g:g. Alvord.
U. C. K. Goss, Hec'y.
Ky order of Executive Committee.
I'ur Ibe Weakly ISullrtlii.
Persons wishing advertisements or lo
cal notices inserted In tho Weekly IJui.i.k
riN, should, hand in the copy by Tues
day noon, of each week.
Leading Journal t Southern
Will steadfastly oppose the policies ol tb
Itepubllcan party, and rofun to be train
moiled .,tho dictation of uny clbjue lu the
tt believes that the Itepubllcan party naa
fulfilled iu million, and that the Demo
cratic party as now orgaulted stioulu re re
stored to power.
It believes the ltadlcal tyranny that has
for several years oppressed the ."outb
should be overthrown and the people r I iu
Southern States permitted to control their
It believes that railroad corporation!
should be prohibited by legUJatlve ecai't
ments from extorting and unjustly dsecnm-
luatlng In their business transactions with
It recognizes the equality of all men be
fore the law.
It advocates free corauierrs- tariff for
It advocates resumption of specie ;ny.
ment, and honest paymeat of the public
it advocates economy in the administra
tion ot public atTnlri.
AS A NEWSPAPER
The Bulletin will publish all the local news
of Cairo, and a variety of Commercial, Po
litical, Foreign and General News, and en
deavor to ploaso all tastes and interest ah
Is a thirty-two column paper, furnlsheil to
subscribers for the low price of
$1 25 PER YEAR,
l'ostage prepalJ. It fa b0 chcapeit paper
in the West, aud U a plcuslag Flrosiue
Visitor and Family Companion.
Cannot fail to see tho vt -ivaled Induce
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I ALSO IN FURNISHING OOOD8 1
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