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nil) DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: WEDNESDAY MOKiMNU, NOVEMBER (1, 1878.
lMiofKsyioXAt. c.u:i)srnYMriAss. ..
FnTsMlTir, M. D. ;
Office and Residence:
SO. 1 TMIlTEEKTIl STREET, CAIRO. ILL'
It. E. W. WIIITLOCK,
Omci-N. 138 Commercial
EiKbtb and Ninth Street
JJR. W. C. JOCELYN.
I) K NT 1ST.
CrriC'E Eilitli Ktivel. ncarCoiuinerclhl Avenue.
i p. vriiEEi.Ki:.
OFFICE Ohio Levee, til l- Fourth nil Sixth et.
1 INEOAR A:
Ofi ICE-No. 113 Coinraurrial Avenue.
St. Lonis, Cairo p. ail r.nliieali Packet
SPLENDID SIDEWffKEr. KREIfiHT AXD PAS
JOHN BRUNEI! :.. Muster.
JOHN' LEaJIEU Clerk.
Leave Cairo every Wouueeday at J p.m. for Pudii
run. Leave Cairu every Tliureday at 2 p.m. for fit.
Furfroljht or pa'aase apply O'.iTTfcllldevi Phillip
v lirf boi. or to JAMES tilUUi, Afc'cut.
M, utilo Levee,
For Cclurabus, Hickmau and New Madrid
SEl'T. T. illLLMN, a
JOSEPH AM BROS Master.
LEAVES CAIRO EVERY
TXESDA Y.THURSDAY and SATURDAY
For f-t!tht or passage applyon Halllday & Phil
lir' V.Tiaiitont, or 10
JAMES BIGGS, Agout.
53 Ohio Lcvje.
QAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
LIE IIAY7.S HAVE'
Foot Fourth it Missouri Land g. Kentucky Ld'g.
8 a. m.
10 a. in.
4 d. m
6:30 a. m.
10:30 a. in.
9 a. m.
8 p. in.
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
Only Morning Daily in Southern Illinois.
OFFICIAL PAPEU0P THE CITY AND COUNTY.
Siosal Orrirs. I
Cairo, 111., Kov 8, f
"Time. Har. Tbcr. Hum. Wind. Vel. Weather.
eiiflVm 3aM 11 CO 8E Fair
11:11" Su.iH .' 31 K 3 Fair
p.m. SO 13 CP H'.V 9 Cloudy
3;W K011 ttii M 9 10 Cloudy
Minimum Thermometer. be; tilulmuui Ther,
muuirur, 4s ; ktlnfiill, 0.U0 loch
V. n. RAY,
St-rs't Slcnal Corn, I". 9. A.
Oo and see the hand made calf boots for
sale by O. Hsythorn & Co. Price, $4.50.
Trimmed hats at Mrs. S. Williamson's,
from fifty cents to five dollars.
Bet your Bchool books of A. W. Pyatt &
Co. Their stock is complete, and their
prices such as defy surcefful competition.
For a good shave for Ion cents, a good
hair cut for twenty-five cents, go to Henry
Schick's barber shop, No. 112 Commercial
MATTERS OF LOCAL IMPORT.
The weather yesterday was very warm
for the season, with a slight sprinkle of
rain in the morning.
We heard of no new cases of sickness
yesterday, Rnd strong hopes are entertained
that the plague has sped its course, and wo
have had the last of it.
The county clerk will not, it is said, be
oallod upon to extoud tho railroad interest
t-x this year a fact that will lessen the
aggregate of our tales fully one third.'
Mr. JohnH. Obcrly arrived in the city
yesterday afternoon, in titno to imitate tha
other attaches of Tue Bclultix office, and
deposit in the ballot bos a straight DemO'
The paucity of items and ideas in this
number of The Bcnu.TiN may be charged
to tho account of ycolorday's election, wo
being compelled to devote more time to
talk than we were able to devote to writ
ing and thought.
Dr. South, who was out on a fishing
excursion yesterday, informs us that the
vicinity of Cacha rivtr was Crouched by
very spirited rain ycurrciay morning. The
Doctor fared rs the vicinity did, and got
drenching too, but co fish.
Among the deaths not rjport.d yestcr
daywea that of Miss Sullivan, cf the 4th
ward. She died in the (.veiling, and tho
rites of ccpultute were promptly attended
to, The family hut tho heartiest sympa
thies of friends in all prts of the city.
The burglara who effected an entrance
into Mr. Reed's u.uc Line shop, und carried
away the supply of tools in tho establish
ment, have not been arrested, and up to
yesterday evening no certain clue had been
obtained as to their whereabouts. As tho
articles purloined cou-jt readily be con-
cealcd or Ukivseil of, tho rnsc.nl way be
biooght to justice'yct, despite their Adroit
ness. Partial returns from Beech Ridge pro
cinct give Thomns 50 votes, Allen 8, and Da
vis 2, i Slate, ticket about Uic same.
The board of Railroad and Warehouse
Commissioners meet ia Springfield to-uior-row.
Mr. Obcrly left by tho 0:30 train,
last uight, to be ia attendance.
Col. Wood has our thanks for his valu
able assistance in obtaining the election re
in rr.s we present litis morning. Like
thanks me uue to Treasurer Alucn.
tr. Ecyes, who has been assigned to
tin-1 . t. Marine Hospital, oi tins city, as
it nn-1'tssnr of Dr. Wnlilo. deceased, has
uternl upon a uMC-liarge oi his duties.
Siiiiri; Slmituessy who died h1 his
lumie it) thiscirv yesterday, was the lather
f Mrs. AI brig lit, wi I e of I7i m . P. K . A 1
rii;iit, bull of whom were exported in the
ity by last night's train.
John Cain, for years policeman in
Cairo, and always a good one, and Hazard
M:irtin, son of the lutp Jeflerxou Martin,
also oi Cairo, arc doing acceptable service
Rt Chester, in tlic position of penitentiary
Tin1 State Board of Equalization order
1 a reduction of twenty per cent, on the
ssesmcni oi tno pcrstmoi property oi Al
exander county for the year ltf8. Last
ear. on a higher asesment, tho reduction
, a only ton per rent.
The common and unvarying testimony
as to the eminent titness of Mr. A. II. Imn
for tin' post he occupies m deputy warden
of the Southern Illinois penitentiary, con
firms the opinion originally entertained
hereabouts, that the warden did a wise
thing when he secured Mr. Irvin as his
Nearly or quite one hundred thousand
dollars of delinquent taxes have accumula
ted on our tai-books, and not more than
one-half of the amount will ever bo collect-
A large portion is enjoined railroad
tax that will most likely be entirely drop,
ped from the books.
We are refiably informed that some of
the customers of Alex. Frothingham & Co.,
brokers, 12 Wall street, New York, have
ma Je. 300 within 30 days, from an invest
ment of about $100. Frothingham & Co.,
are thoroughly reliable. Send for their
Weekly Financial Report, sent free.
Died at his home in this city, at the
hour of 11 a. m., after a protracted illness,
Bryan Shannessy, Esq., aged 73 years.
The remains will be conveyed to Villa
Ridge for burial, the train conveying them
starting at the hour of half past two o'clock
m. The friends of the family are invited
For a period of several days, up to yes
terday evening, our county jail had contain
ed not a single inmate, notwithstanding the
presence among us of an army of tramps,
and a considerable sprinkling of the scarce
ly more respectable confidence chaps and
chronic loafers. Neither is the fact that
our jhil'is empty ascribable to any want of
diligence on the part of our conservators of
the peace. Some indefinable influence has
had such a restraining effect upon law
breakers, that our police courts present as
lonesome and desolate an appearance as the
halls of Belshazzar. Rather hard upon our
police magistrates and justices, whose fees
constitute the chief compensation; but a
very satisfactory condition of affairs to the
The assessment for the tax levy of 1878,
made by Mr. A. J. Alden, was about one
hundred and ten thousand dollars below
the assessment of 1877. From Alden's as
sessment of real estate the State Board of
Equalization have ordered a deduction of
thirty-rive per cent. Thus the basis of taxa
tion lor the current year will be about forty-
three per cent, less than that of last year
Upon this assessment the county can levy
but seventy-live cents ou the hundred dol
lars, unless authorized to levy the special
tax voted upon yesterday. The State levy,
for all purposes, amounts to thirty-three
cents on the f 100; the per cent, of school
and corporation tax will probably be about
the same ns last year. If may be argued,
tlicrelore, that the axes to be pan! next
year will be considerably less than they
have been for several ytars.
: ( Col. Taylor exhibited to us yesterday h
very interesting relic of "the times that de
veloped heroes and tried them." It was an
absolutely perfect photographic copy of a
letter addressed by his paternal grand
father, Adjutant-General Joseph Taylor, of
General Wilkinson's BtalT, to his maternal
grandfather. Colonel Neilson. The letter
bears date July, 1778, the day before the
battlo of Monmonth was fought, and is,
therefore, over I century old. Among other
items of intelligence,. General Taylor coin
municatcs to the Colonel Is the fact that he
has secured a quantity of whisky, "two gal
lons of which," he adds, "I will send to
you for your own use." He further informs
tho Colonel that, if he will send some kegs
ho can furnish some wine. Wines and
liquois, iu those days, were not of the
"forty-rod,1 "Jersey-lightning" quality, and
being in very limited Bupply at the time,
General Taylor was no doubt, in view ot
his possession of a quantity of wine and
whiehy, regarded as one of the most fortu-
nato gentlemen iu tlie service. The original
copy of the letter was found among the
papers left by Colonel Neilson, and, coming
under the notice of Colonel Taylor, he se
cured four photographic copies of it, and
Lad them huudscmcly framed, with a view
to their preservation. At the tlmo tho let
ter wan written both Colonol Neilson and
General Taylor wero young unmarried men.
The latter was professor of a college, and
raising a company of KtudcntH entered tho
service at the head of them. The. photo
graph ia an admirable piece of work, and
presents all the marks, fractures and de
facements imposed by time on tho original.
Tho thanksgiving sermon, to-morrow,
will be delivered by the Rov. B. Y. George.
The reverend gentleman, as a compliincut
to his moral hetolHin and utter forgotfulness
of self, during the most trying period of our
recent season of nllliction and sor
row, deserves a crowded house, even if we
put the occasion entirely out of sight.
At the council meeting last night, the
cleik called thu roll, and the following
aldermen answered "present:" Messrs. Lan
caster, Patier,Ritteuhouse,ThiHtlewood and
Wood- r. There being no quorum present,
ou motion of Alderman Wood an adjourn
ment was effected until Friday evening,
November 8th, at half-past 7 o'clock.
One of the hundreds of "peculiar cusses"
who have been thrown broadcast over the
country tinder the "lieuignant rule of the
Republican party," was up before tho
police court yesterday morning and fined
one dollar, etc., lor iirunKennes. im me
evening previous he entered police head-
Hiaiters and demanded lodgings. Being
refused, he responded that he'd "be d -d if
he didn't have lodgings somewhere," nnd,
reeling across tho street, he aimed a terrific
blow nt the big panes in Farnbakea's win
dow, nud but for the timely presence of
officer Axley, who caught his arm, he would
have smashed the glass to atoms. Being
promptly escorted to jail, as ho no doubt de
sired and expected, he obtained, his lodg
ings after all.
Fon first-class boots and shoes go to O.
Haythorn & C'o.'s.
If you would save money, buy your
school books, stationery, etc., of A. W. Py
att & Co. Their stock is full, and a little
inquiry will satisfy you that their prices nro
as low as the lowest.
Jcst received a handsome line of two
toned ribbons of all shades, at Mrs. S. Will
THE LATE LEON PETERSON.
The following obituary notice of Leon
Peterson was handed into The Bcli.f.tin
office on Monday evening, but owing to a
crowd of other matter, we were compelled
to defer its publication until to-day. The
Rev. Mr. Deuschner's reference to the char
acter of Mr. Peterson we heartily endorse.
Peterson was a man of fine culture, although
unattractive exterior. By many who were
capable of judging he was pronounced an
excellent scholar. An honest, upright and
conscientious man we knew him to be. Rev.
Mr. D.'s notice reads as follows :
'Last Saturday night, at the hospital iu
this city, Leon Peterson, a native of Den
mark, died and was buried at the Seven
Mile graveyard Sunday at noon. He had
fur years been a resident among us and was
known as a peaceable man, who tried hard
to live honestly in spite of the fact that he
was paralyzed in both hands and feet. He
was a schoolmate of the late Louis Jorgen-
son and was thoroughly educated, but
owing to his misfortune he was compelled
to depend for mibsistence upon whatevr
sympatiziug friends gave him to do. I de
sire to sincerely thank his benefactors in
his hour of need, especially those who were
instrumental in placing him in the hospital
and contributed to defray the expenses of
the funeral. C. Duekbchxer."
O. Haythorn & Co. have the largest stock
of boots and shoes in the city.
LETTIE COLEMAN'S LAUNDRY.
Mrs. Lettie Coleman has reopened her
laundry on Fourth street, between Washing
ton and Commercial avenues, and takes this
method of informing her old friends and
patrous that she is again at their services,
and solicits their patronage. She has re
duced prices to suit the times.
STORE ROOM FOR RENT.
The eligible store room at the corner of
14th nnd Washington Avenue, now occupied
by Messrs. Pettis & Bird, is for rent. It
will bo rented as a whole, or will be parti
tioned offto suit the wants of renters. This
is a rare opportunity for men of small cap
ital who may desire to establish a money'
making business, as the stand is confessed
ly one of the best in tho city.
Furnished and unfurnished rooms on the
second fioor of the same building, for rent
on reasonable terms. Apply on the prem
ises to Mrs. Jno. II. Phillips. . NovOtf
Smokers, if you wish a fine "Key West"
or "Imported" cigar, call at Korsmeyer's
cigar store. It is the only place in the city
almost daily iu reeipt of fresh goods
As the Quarantine has opened, Mrs.
Williamson opens her store ugain, and
wishes to say to the publics that she has a
full line of millinery and notions, and alio
solicits every one to call and examine her
stock before purchasing elsewhere. She will
display during the week one of the hand
somest line of ladies' trimmed pattern hats
ever brought to this city; also a handsome
line of hata, feathers, and flowers, and
many other thing new In the notion line,
which she can and will sell as cheap as any
dry goods house in the city. She is pro
pared to remodel old hats into any of the
latest Btyles for tho small sum of 25 to .15
cents each. Hats dyed black or brown
Mrs. W. has just added to her stock a fill
supply of different styles and patterns of
jewelry. Go and examine them.
Laiiohino nu n should see our f).0() nnd
f ',H) boots. They nro bargains.
O. Haytiiqhn & Co.
Don't' fail to go nud see Mrs. 8. William
son's French pattern lints, from five to ten
TiiK parents and giiarilians of school
children should bear in mind that A. W.
Pyatt it Co. keep every description of school
books used in the public schools iu Culm,
and offer them at prices I hat. should have a
controlling inllnonco with economical buy
ers. DEATH OK BRYAN SHANNESSY, ESQ.
It is with feelings of genuine sorrow that
we record the death of Bryan SliannnsHy,
Esq., which took place at his home, iu this
t:ily, yesterday, about the hour of 1 1 o'clock
'Squire Shanncs'.y had bec.1i a resident of
the State ofllliuois for a period of over forty
two yours, over forty years of which lime ho
lived in Cairo, Hence, at tho time of his
death he was, indeed, and in verily, "the
oldest Inhabitant." During that long
period of time he had served the people in
different public .'apacities, having filled the
offices of justice of the pence, county com
missioner, overseer of the p ar, nldermwu,
postmaster and police magistrate; and if
any man lives who can say that, iu an official
capacity, "Squire Shannessy wronged him
out of one dollar, or one cent, we have no
personul knowledge of that man, and never
heard of him. No man is without his
faults, and the time was when the
'Squire had his; but no man was
more prompt or scrupulously exact In
paying bis debts; more liberal in his deal
ings w ith others, or maintained a looser
hold upon his purse utrings when appealed
to in the name of charity. At death he
was Hearing his 7:lrd year, having been
born iu the year 1800.
Few citizens of Cairo are more widely
kuown than was 'Squire Shannessy, most
especially among the old residents of South
ern Illinois, Southeast Missouri und West
ern Kentucky. Everywhere in those sec
tious of the country the intelligence of his
death will be received with evidences of
profound sorrow, for wherever you fin-.
acquaintance of the old man vou wi
very apt to find a friend.
l or the Itinera! notice, see elsewlnne
A complete stock of West Brotltev' Phil-
adelnhia-madu fine shoes, for ladUs and
children, for suleby O. Haythorn &
THE ELECTION IN CAIRO YESTER
DAY, AND ITS RESULT.
The election yesterday was remarkable
for the absence of feeling. Save when
stimulated thereto by several "horns"
ahead, no intelligent voter ventured a single
"hurrah" for his favorite ; and the number
who resorted to the more effective method
of hard work in behalf of their ticket,
were exceedingly few nud widely scattered.
The places of voting wero readily distin
guished by the squads of colored voters
that remained on the grounds ; but among
these nor anywhere else was there any en
thusiasm. The vote thrown was, by no moans, a full
one, as will be seen by the figures which we
The candidates for Sheriff worked like
Trojaus, and had a few friends at work for
them. Between the candidates for Coroner
and Couutv Commissioner the contest was
less spirited. Apart from the service per
formed by these candidates and their few
active friends, the efforts expended for the
success of the Republican ticket, constituted
nearly all the work we saw performed du
ring the day.
For the following figures, which may be
accepted as reliable, we are indebted to the
kind offices of Mr. C. N. Hughes, Capt. W.
M. Williams, Mr. Win. Mcllale, Alderman
Foley and Mr. ('. (lose, all of whom were
officers of the election :
For Slate Treasurer
K- L. Cronkrili!, 1)
John C. Hniitli, It
K.N. Bairn. N
For 8upt. Public, Iimtrue'u-
Kamuel M tiler, u
J. P. lUc. It
Frank II. Hull. N
For Clerk. (Supreme Court-
Jacob U. Chanr. O
Aileu Knopb, K
JoliD P. Stellif, N
For Clerk Appellate Court
Juhu u. tiurmaii, u
Ikn. L. l ien, It
M.J. O'llarncll, N
y. ,i. Alien, I)
J. It. Tbomax, It
8. I. Uavln, N
Tlimnaa W. Halllday, I)....
T. T. Holilii'im. I)
V. II. Layman, P.
II. iioupl, N
John II. Itoliiiimin . ........
For CJouuty Uouiuilailourr
Cleo. W. Summons:
L, 8. Marshall.
T, J. Koborta
Amendment to Bee HI, Art. 4.
For name ,.
' For name
" Agalnat ame,
Returns from the Oth precinct not being1
attainable at the hour of 3 o'clock a. m., we
were compelled to go to press without them.
Rumors were afloat tothe effect that Robin
son had a majority of 01 over Hodges iu
that precinct, and the Republican state and
congressional ticket had obtained a majori
ty of 40 or 50. The correct returns will be
published to-morrow, with news from other
portions of tho district that will enable us
to determine tho result as between Thomas
)Hce:ntx drug stoke,
CO It. COM M E UCIAL AV.
GEO. E. 0'HARA, Proprietor,
U supplied n lib a full Hock of Prru DrU;, Medicine and Cbeinlcalb i.r umlonhli-il purity.
AlmTolli'l Soupn. Perfumery, Hi uhi', etc, and a Full Line of all the populur Pateut I'amlif
IlieH id the liny. 3
i.f,tpeclii Cure mid Allenlluii given to tlie roiui(iumtliir of iIini'iiiu' .iim-i IpliniK
LEXANDEU COUNTY DANK',
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Struct,
F. BHOSS, Prenldent.
P. NKI'F, Vlce Prealdent.
II. WKLLH, CMiler.
T .1. KKItl II, Analatant Cannier.
F. I!ro, Cairo;
Peler Neir, Cairn:
William Kluge, Cairo;
William Wolf, Cairo;
it. L BllllnKley. btJLoula;
I. Y. Clrnmon, C'alemiula.
h. Iliiiler, Calm;
A K.N KRAI. nANKINCl ItUSINKSS DONE. El
cbauee aolU aud bought. Intrreat paU In Hi"
Having Pepartment. I ollectlniia mane and all
builni HH promptly attended to.
rjtHE CITY NATIONAL BANK,
Cairo, UUnniH. '
W. P. IMLLIDAY, Preildent.
II. L IIALLIOAY, Vice President.
. TAATH TAT LOR, W. P. HALLIDIT,
UBNHY L. HAIXtOAT, R. CUNNINtlHAM,
a. o. wa.i.iAMoM, HTiraiN aiu,
H. H. CANDKK.
Exchange, Coin and United State Bonds
llorc.HT ANT) SOLD.
DcpdHlm received and a general hanking hoainri
JNTERPRISK SAVINGS BANK,
( bartered llarcti .11, 1869.
OFFICE IN' CITY NATIONAL BANK,
INTEKEST paid on depoalta March lt and Sep
tember lit. Interval not wlUiOwwnU added Im
mediately to Ihe principal of fa depoaru, Hereby
giving tbem rotopouud lultreat.
UT Children and mart led wotwo may depoilt
money and no one tint can draw It.
WALTER HYSLOP. Treasurer.
PAINTS, OILS, WALL PAPER, ETC.
t F. BLAKE,
Window Glass, Window Shades, Etc.
band the celebrated aurwiSATix
JroM' Building, Cora-1
inerclttl Ave.. I
Tho Cairo Box nnd Basket Co.
Flooring. Siding. L.ath,Kte
At the very lowest rate.
Having a Heavy Stock of Logs on Hand,
We are prepared to
RAW OUT SPECIAL ORDER
on the eaortrrn otlee,
A SPECIALTY mule of STEAMBOAT LUMBER
iV We aUo manufacture FRUIT BOXMATKKJALH
Cracker, Candy, Packing Buiea, Htavei, ueauinga
Hliftiof the Buffalo Hud.
NoSO. Ohio I
K0F.HLEB BROS., Proprietors,
A full aud complete supply of the beat of all
klnda meat alway on band. Order tiled at any
hour, day or night.
AND EIGHTEENTH ST..
lRY (lOOPS. ETC,
The largest wholesale und pel ail j.y
Goods and Clothing IJouno In this City;
arp receiving: new Goods dally Hud are
olTerlnir great bargains in tliemoHt hand
Rome lines of CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS
and MATTINGS; Silks, Caslmieies, Run-
ret ten, and a great many oilier new
styles of Drpss Goods, Funs, Fie.: in
fact In every depai tment of their busi
ness, they cordially invite the public
to call and nee their Ktock.
WATCHES. JEWELRY. ETC.
Edward A. Buder
(Surceaior to K. A W. Buder),
And Dealer In
Watches, Clocks, Fine .Jewelry
Cor. Kighth St. aud Washington Ave.
Watchmaker & Jeweler
NO. 10 EIGHTH STREET,
Between ConitDerda! and
WMblnglon area ,
FINE WATCIIWORK A SPECIALTY.
tVnmut and all Irlnda ot rtnau-lui nratlr
H All klnda of Solid Jewelry made to ord. r.
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IX TIIK CITY
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
Cor. Nineteenth atreet and i
O. O. PATIEK CO.
HOLMAVS LIVER PADS.
Ohio Levee and