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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: TUESDAY MOKMNU, NOVEMBER 12. 1878.
H. SMITH, M. D.
Office and Residence :
KO. 21 THIRTEENTH STREET. CAIRO, ILL'
jyi. E. W. WHITLOCK,
OmcK-So. 13C Commercial Avenne, between
' Xighth nil Ninth Street
R. W. C. JOCELYN,
OFFICE Eighth Street, near Commercial ATenoe.
g P. WHEELER,
JFFICE-Ohlo Levee, bet. Fourth and Sl.tlh ft.
JINEGAR & LANSDEN,
OFFICKNo. 113 Commercial Avenue.
Sfc Louis, Cairo and Tadncah racket
WLENDIDHIDEWHEEl. FRKlfiHT AND PAS-
sender packet, .
SEli DE SMET, "SStk
JOnjJ BRl'NER Matter.
JOHN LEAMKN Clerk.
Leave. Cairo ever)' Wednesday at 8p.m. for Padu
Leaves Cairo every Thurwlay at 2 p.m. for St.
Ferfrolchtor passage apply on HillldeyFbllllp
wkrf-boat, or to JAMES BlOGij, Apt.
M, Ohio Levee.
Fw Columbus, Hickman and New Madrid
SSik T. T. HILLMAN, l
JOSEPH KVl BROS Master.
LEAVES CAIRO EVERT
TCESDAY,THURSDA Y and SATURDAY
Vor freight or parage apply on Hallldav A Phil
livi' Wbarlboat, or to
JAMES BIGGS, Agent.
H Ohio Levee.
(1AIRO CITY FERRY CO.
Foot Fourth t
" :30 a m.
10:) a. m.
V a. m.
3 p. m.
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
f mCIAL PAPER OF THE CITY AND COUNTY.
ml j Morning: Daily in Southern Illinois.
fllONAl Omr.1t, I
Caibo, 111., Not 11, '878.
Time. Bar. Tber. Unm. Wind. Vel. Weather.
j p.. at hs
Maximum Thermometer. M'l Minimum Tber
Maneter, M; Kaiufall, 0.18 Inch.
.. W. H. RAY.
' Serg't Signal Corp, U. 8. A.
1 MATTERS OF LOCAL IMPORT.
No cases of fever, or any other sickness
of a serious character was heard of yester
day, in any quarter of the city.
Marshal Arter, who had been under
the weather for four or five days, resumed
4 discharge of duty yesterday evening.
Messrs. Pettis & Bird contemplate an
early removal of their large stock of grocer
ies from their present stand to suitable
quarters on Eighth street.
-The two car loads of 500 or 600 bushels
of Irish potatoes that were stored yesterday
.in. the basement of the Magnolia building
ere said to belong to Mr. Bristol.
The Ohio levee was lined with loaded
"freight cars yesterduy for a distance of a
ijuarter of a utile or more, and business
man an aspect of life and activity that was
The attendance on our public schools
Jus greatly increased during the pant four
days, jgrhe seats, yesterday, were nearly all
filled, and before the close of the week the
Attendance will be quite as large
as it ever was.
A lady in Gallatin, Tenn., made $1,000
Utely by an investment of fl00. Alex,
yrotliinghain & Co., 12 Wall Street, New
York, were her brokers. Send for their Fi
nancial Report. You may bo equally as
A written notire posted on a ahed ad
joining a levee business house, reads as fol
lows: "Tramps keep out, and save a fine.
Otherwise $9.60." What's 9.00 to a
tramp? Such a notice, in the estimation of
tramp, is synonymous with "admission
free! Walk in."
The rope to one of the transferring
ears or trucks, run Ix-tween the store depot
and the I. C. whwfboit, broke on Saturday,
tind in aljout two minutes the truck and
four barrels of pork, so we ure informed,
disappeared under tho wharfboat to rise no
H. T. Oerould, Esq., Superintendent of
the Cuiro Gas Works, returned home from a
protracted trip cast, on Sunday lust, looking
fresh as n daisy, and robust m a Manito
Irian. He wiwii participant In the conven
tion of gas men, recently held in New York
-city, and chares the. opinion of the conven
tion that the timo lets not yet arrived for
the kupplnnting of the aeriform fluid gener
ated from stone coal by cither lightning or
"As he jumped from a Jersey wagon
driven by a little uigger, lie looked hp at
the reporter and sniggered." Padticah
News. And where the wonder? Tho re
porter's coat and shirt and boots wero well
enough, bat in his hurry and rush to wel
come Dr. Blackburn he had forgotten both
his hat and breeches 1
No police business before- 'Squire Com
ings, yesterduy, and only a single case be
fore police magistrate Bird. If the quiet
and good order of tin; city ore not ascri lia
ble to the iafluence of this paper, mid the
daily examples of the inmates of its office,
how, in the name of all that's curious, can
the quiet and go.nl order bo accounted for?
It was not our intention, in referring to
" The Voice of the Pestilence," published
Saturday, to convey the impression that the
poem was an original production. It was
first published on the outbreak of the
cholera in 18il2,and although much inquiry
has been extended since then, the author's
name is still unknown.
John Q. Harman is elected Appellate
Clerk by a majority of 7,000 or 8,000 votes.
His election necessitates his removal to Mt.
Vernon, to the good people of which the
citizens of Cairo commend him as a good cit
izen, a sound democrat and the man out of
ten yea 50,000, for the position which he
has been chosen to fill.
We wish it distinctly understood that
we don't share in the wish expressed else
where, that dealers in wood, etc., should be
subjected to municipal supervision. Com
petition regulates such matters, and a law
that would require the measuring of every
cord of wood sold in the market would
On Sunday last the Illinois Central
railroad commenced running through sleep
ers on every passenger train from Chicago
to New Orleans. Prior to that time sleep
era were run only every other day. The
great increase in travel, occasioned by the
return of yellow fever refugees, and the re
vival of business in New Orleans necessitcd
the doubling of the sleeping accommoda
tions. An old curmudgeon, named Callahan,
was before Judge Bird, yesterday, on a
charge of drunkenness. He had, according
to his own story, been a soldier in several
wars, was one of the "old guards" of Na
poleon, and was the identical man who
killed General Packenham and struck the
memorable blow that laid out Billy Patter
son. In view of the old man's heroic ser
vices, and because of other and still
weightier considerations, he was fined only
two dollars and given a stay of execution.
. The ArgUB-Journal has authority for
the statement that only forty-nine persons
in this city died of yellow fever. We havs
the authority for placing it at fifty-eight;
but it would be a difficult matter to con
vince persons living abroad who fed upon
the sensational reports and rumois that
gained publicity that the number did not
reach five hundred, But put tho best face
on it we can, the fact remains that the visit
ation was of a kind the like. of which we
never wish to sec again.
Taking the question out of the arena of
politics, and giving it a local application,
we desire to be informed what Cairo pro
poses to do with her legion of tramps. The
city seems full of them.. They tax the
charity of our generous people for from 100
to 500 meals or lunches every day. They
lurk in by-places, sleep in our sewers, empty
houses, stables and under sidewalks. Night
and day they are everywhere ever coming
and going lazy, dirty, impecunious, impu
dent and dangerous. Again we ask, what
shall we do with them?
Why is it that the Fort Wayne Iron
Bridge Company is not carrying out the
contract for the erection of the Cache River
Bridge? The trestle work for the ap
proaches, and the pile-driving for the abut
ments were completed a month or more
since, and yet everything i9 at a stand-still.
If the work is delayed much longer, the se
vere weather and the condition of the rivers
will be urged as an excuse, and no more
work will be performed this winter. Isn't
it alxiut time, then, that the contractors
were stirring up the Fort Wayne gentlemen
to a sense of their duty?
We never yet attempted to "play" upon
a word, unless foiled by the type-actter or
our own careless proof-reading. In the
mss. for Sunday's Bulletin we used the
word "mau-sole-um" in a connection that
was not only excruciatingly funny, but
highly creditable to our philological or or
thographical genius. But 1 The
word appeared, "tnan-sole-um." We saw
it immediately ate a peck of. pounded
glass, and died in a paroxysm of great fury
first taking care to placo a scrap of writ
ing in our pocket that will render the guilty
type-setter answerable for our murder.
"lteturni" respecting the Holman's liver
pads come in so slowly, that we fed called
upon to reM!itt the query : Did any of our
citizens who gave the Liver Pad a fair trial,
fall victims to the yellow fever? We heard
of one individual who wore the pad awhile
and afterwurds died of fever: but this isnot
such a casu as answers the purpose, as it is
not known how long or with what regulari
ty the pad wiiH worn. We konw scores of
citizens who wore the pud who escaped;
but they might have escaped in any event.
It is the names of tho who wore it and
died, that form the obji-ct of the present in
We aro told that there is not a dealer
in coal or wood in Cairo who is not in favor
of a system of weights and measures that
will apply to every load of coal or wood
they dispose of. It would impose but a
trifling expense ujion the dealers nothing
more than the cost of wagon-beds that
would contain a ton of coal or a cord ol
wood beds so constructed as to indicate
quarters. Such nn arrangement would sat
isfy the buyer, ami protect tho dealer from
the unjust, unwarranted, harsh and inhuman
suspicion of giving short weight and meas
ure. Iu short, it would prove a step toward
a business millenium, and for that reason
alonethe Bulletin ought not to interpose
We hear grumblings among our ship
pers, not loud but very deep, because of al
leged discriminations in the matter of
freights, against Cairo. It is said that
Cairo has no advantage, in tho cost of mov
ing South-biiund freights, over St. Louis.
In other words, the merchants of Jackson,
Tennessee, Columbus, Mississippi, and other
points South, can have their St. Louis pur
chases laid at their doors at about thesmne
figure they would be compelled to pay
should they effect their purchases in Cairo.
If these complaints be well grounded, the
discriminations form an abuse that affects
to a greater or less extent, every citizen of
Cairo. We shall, as opportunity serves,
push inquires in this regard, and deal with
the facts as the occasion may seem to
Our community was considerably
shocked, yesterday, by the announcement
of the death of Mrs. Magner, mother in
law of Mr. P. Mocklcr, proprietor of the
Delta House. Some weeks ago she was
taken ill, and lor a time she was named as
one of the victims of the fever; but she re
covered, and for a time was in the enjoy
ment of her usual health. About a week
ago she was again taken down, and her dis
ease soon developed into a case of acute
jaundice. Of this disease she died. Her
remains, accompanied by relatives and
friends, were conveyed to Villa Ridge,
where they found sepulture in the Calvary
cemetery. Mrs. M. had resided many years
in Cairo, and was loved and respected for
those traits of character that marked her a
faithful, careful and industrious wife, an
affectionate and thoughtful mother and
good neighbor, and sincere and open-hearted
The Aigus-Journal is disposed to deny
that we have had a single case of yellow
fever in Cairo during the past season. We
should very much dislike to see the A.-J.
make such nn intimation good. Resting as
we now are, under the conviction that the
yellow scourge did gather in a small harvest
here, we can profit by experience obtained,
and fence it out of our city, when again it
approaches, as Mound City and Columbus
and all the towns and villages around us
did. But prove that tho bronzed terror
was not here, and you rob us of all assu
rance tnat the same pestilence may not
come upon us at any time, in mid-winter,
spring-time or in hot weather. We will be
in constant suspense, for if it was not yellow
fever, like that which devastated Hickman,
Memptrs and Grenada, then it is a disease
peculiar to Cairo, that may come and go
once in a century, be upon us every summer,
or remain in our midst constantly. We
want none of that. We prefer to call the
disease by its right name; and show to the
people in the years to come, that we can as
effectually close our gates against it, as we
have against the floods of the Ohio and
A colored man named Mcrritt Bullard,
who resides with his mother on the corner
of Fourteenth and Walnut, was seriously
hurt yesterday afternoon, while t work in
the stock pens of the Illinois Central rail
road. He was engaged in loading cattle
on the cars for shipment, having, as is cus
tomary with men bo engaged, a stout club
or pole with which to punch and belabor
refractory cattle. He was in the act of
opening the gate that communicates with
the schute, when a number of cattle dashed
against it witli great force, the gate catch
ing his bludgeon in such manner as to vio
lently thrust the end against the lower por
tion of his abdomen. He immediately fell
to the ground in great agony, where he re
mained until assistance came, placed him in
a wagon and took him home. At four
o'clock in the afternoon he was suffering
intensely, every nerve and muscle of his
body being in a constat t quiver from the
intensity of his pain. It is believed that
his internal injuries arc of a most serious,
if not of a fatal character. Their exact na
ture, however, had not been ascertained,
when we saw him.
Notice. Cranberries, mince meat, apple
butter, and the best line of pie fruit, at tho
New York Store.
Phints, Prints. Go and see tho 5c
prints at the New York Store.
Wantkd Boy to put up mail, run er
rands, and attend office. Apply at The
Stolen Sunday morning, the cloth for
a cloak, ripped to be remodeled. The pur
chaser of these goods from the thief will
have their money refunded and be rewarded
on returning tho cloth to Tub Bulletin
Lost A sleeve button, a round yellow
atone set in gold, odd style. Tho loser
thinks tho button and cull' were lost to
gether. A reward of more than, tho value
of the button will be paid the finder oi
returning it to Tabor Brothers.
Ohkw Jackson's best Sweet Navy To-bacco.
- O.nr Doli.au Brogan shoes for $1.0(i, at
the New York Store.
Cloaks! Cloaks! ! Full lino of Ladies
Cloaks and Shawls ut the New York store.
Sixteen Yaiiom of t'antou Flannel for
1.00, nt the New York Store.
Wasted A stout boy to run a Gordon
press. Apply ntTiiK Bi'llktin office.
Rkmkmueh tho New York Store sells
goods lower than any other hnuso in Cairo.
13.25 New York Store selling Good's
boots for $3.25 per pair. Go and see
Hams at the New York Store lOJj'c per
lb. best brands; also 12 lbs of choice lard
Fi.aknf.ls at the New York Store from 15
to 25c. Go and see them. Also best Doe
skin Jeans for 50c per yard.
Rov wanted to learn the printer's trade.
One that has had a little experience pre
ferred. Apply at Bulletin office.
Largest Stock of boots and shoes in the
city of Cuiro at lower prices than ever sold
ltcfore, at the New York Store.
Buy your school books of A. W. Pyntt &
Co. Their stock is complete, and their
prices such as defy successful competition.
Foil a good shave for ten cents, a good
hair cut for twenty-five cents, go to Henry
Schick's barber shop, No. 142 Commercial
Bakoains iu Clothing, Hats and Caps at
the New York Store. Where the most
goods are sold is where you can buy the
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 in recipt of fresh goods
Ik you would save money, buy your
school lxooks, stationery, etc., of A. W. Py
att &, Co. Their stock is full, and a little
inquiry will satisfy you that their prices are
as low as the lowest.
Jcst Ariuvkd New lLuns, B. Bacon,
Buckwheat, Flour, Maple Syrup, Cranlwr
ries, Oat Meal, Prunes, Currants, ("nu ked
Wheat, Dried Corn, Cod Fish, Barley,
Canned Goods of all kinds; also finest stock
of Tea iu the city, at the popular grocery
house of Pettis & Bird.
The parents and guardians of school
children should bear in mind that A. W.
Pyatt & Co. keep every description of school
l)ooks used in the public schools in Cairo,
and offer them at prices that should have a
controlling influence with economical buy
ers. LKTTIE COLEMAN'S LAUNDRY.
Mrs. Lottie Coleman has reopened her
laundry on Fourth street, between Washing
ton and Commercial avenues, and takes this
method of informing her old friends and
patrons that she is again at their services,
and solicits their patronage. She has re
duced prices to suit the times.
To the Tradk. Our stock lcing the
largest general stock in the city of Cuiro,
and having bought for cash, we propose to
sell goods, lxith at wholesale and retail,
lower than any other house in Southern Ill
inois to prompt paying cash customers. We
invite a call from those needing goods, and
be assured we will keep the old time name
of the cheapest store in Cairo the New
STORE ROOM FOR RKNT.
The eligible store room at the corner of
14th and Washington Avenue, now occupied
Ity Messrs. Pettis & Bird, is for rent. It
will be rented as a whole, or will be parti
tioned off to suit the wanU 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 the city.
Furnished and unfurnished rooms on the
second floor of the same building, for rent,
on reasonable terms. Apply on the prem
ises to Mrs. Jno. II. Phillips. NovStt
As the Quarantine hah oi-ened, Mrs.
Williamson opens her store again, ami
wishes to say to the public that she has a
full line of millinery and notions, and she
solicits every one to call and examine her
stock before purchasing elsewhere. She will
display during the week one of tho hand
somest line of ladios' trimmed pattern hats
ever brought to this city; also a handsome
line of hats, feathers, and flowers, and
many other things new in the notion line,
which she can and will sell as cheap as any
dry goods house in the city. She is pre
pared to remodel old hats into any of tho
latest styles for the small sum of 25 to 35
cents each. Hats dyed black or brown
Mrs. W. has just added to her sttxik a full
supply of different styles and patterns of
jewelry. Go and examine them.
LOOK AT OUR PRICES.
5 lbs prime Rio coffee $1 00
5 " best " " 1 00
10 lbs white deniera sugar 1 00
11 " best N. O. sugar 1 00
Choice buckwheat flour per ll. . . . :!!.,'
8. R. B. W. flour per package !)5
Yarmouth corn per can 15
3 lbs tomatoes (Star) per can 15
B. bacon, best, per lb 10
Full line of choice groceries at low prices.
Goods must b.'sold. liny where goods arc
sold tho cheapest id the New York Stone.
PHOENIX D RUG STO RE,
CO li. COMMKUCIAT-, AV. AN J ) KKHITKKNTJ I ST..
GEO. E. O'HABA, Proprietor,
U BupplliKl with a full Murk of Kre-b Drn, Medicine kud Chemleal of undoubted purity
fine oTl'b'ellay80"1'"' B,urt,M' 0,C l ""d " Fu" I'l,,uof " lh popular Patent Family Medl
ffFjpef Inl Csre and Attention liven to the Mnmoiuidlju; of jili-'Hldftua' pmerlptton.
ALEXANDER COUNTY BANK,
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Struct,
F. BROHS, 1'renldent.
P. JiKFF. Vlee-President.
II. WELL. Cashier.
T. J. KEItTll. Amdmant Cai-hler.
F. HroM, Cairo;
l", M. CuterWih,
E. Buder. Calm;
William Klnjre, Cairo;
William Wolf. Cairo;
It. L llllllnHey. St. Louli;
J. V. CU'iimon, Caledonia.
A GENERAL BANK1NU BUSINESS DON K. Ex
iv ehaii)je wild and bouuht. lutereft paid In the
NatinuH 1)npurtnieut. Collectlnr. made and all
buHlnemt promptly uttended to.
rpiIE CITY NATIONAL BANK,
W. P. HALI.IDAY, President.
II. L. I1ALLIOAY, Vlie -Pre.ideU.
WALTER II VSLOP, Ca,.bler.
. TA AT TAYLOR, W. P. IIAT.L1T)AT.
HKhKY I. HAIXIIur, K. H cl'NMhl.li AK,
a. n. wiluamiiom, . Mirut-N miai,
II. II. CAMPtl.
Exchange, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
D:polt received and a general banklug bnaiseM
JNTERPRISE SAVINGS BANK,
Chartered March SI, 1S69.
OFFICK IN CITY NATIONAL BANK,
INTEREST paid on depoxlta March M and Sep
tember l.t. Intereat not withdrawn I added Im
mediately t the principal of the depoall , thereby
giving them compound mtcreit.
r" Children and married wonn may deposit
money and noon else ran draw it.
WALTER HYSLOP. Treasurer.
HlM of the Buffalo Head.
No SO. Ohio I
KOEHLER BROS., Proprietors,
A full and enmnlct anunlr of the beat of all
kind meat alwayt on baud. Order, filled at any
hour, day ouiM.
PAINTS, OILS, WALL PAPER, ETC.
$. F. BLAKE,
Paints, 0ilH.Varni8l.es, Brushes
Window Glass, Window Shades, Etc.
Always on band tfaa celebrated illuminatikq
Bros' BnllduK, Cora-
meretai avm i
The Cairo Box and Basket Co.
BUILDING MATERIAL .
Flooring, Siding. Lath. Etc
At tho very lnwwl ntlea.
Having a Heavy Stock of Logs on Hand,
Wu nro prepared to
SAW OUT SPECIAL ORDER
On tint ibiirU'tiH ol loo,
4 SPECIALTY nnidit tif STEAMBOAT Lt'MIIEH,
i WiuiIho iimiinl'iieliirtiFllt I'l' BOX MATERIA LH
Cracker, Cumly, Pueklnu Boxes, Sluve, Ileailliijt
DRY flOOIM. ETC,
The largest wholesale and retail Dry
fioodn and Clothing House in this City;
are receiving new Uood daily and
offering great bargains in thenmst hand
soiup lines of CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS
and MATTIXfiS ; Silks, Cashmeres, Bon
ret tes, and a great many other new
styles of Dress Goods, Fans, Etc.; in
fact in every department of their busi
ness, they cordially invite the public
to call and see their stock.
WATcnra. JEWELRY, ETC,
Edwakd A. BuuEii
(Ssci-eMor to E. A W. Bcder),
And Dealer. In
Watches, Clocks, Fine Jewelry
Cor. Eighth St. and Washington Ave.
H. HOUPT, '
Watchmaker & Jeweler
NO. 10 EIGHTH STREET,
Between Commercial and I
n aenmKwn ave.., (
FINE WATCH WORK A SPECIALTY.
FVEnrravinr and all klnit. nr Mn ,....
done. " '
tlT A!l kind, of Solid Jewelry made to order.
$EW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TUB CITY
GOODS SOLI) VERY CLOSE
Cor. Nineteenth otreet and i Poiwa 711
Commercial Ave., f VttlrU. 1J1.
C. O. PATIER & CO.
IIOLMAX'R LITER PAW.
Ohio Levee and