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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: "WEDNESDAY MOKMNU, NOVEMHEK 13. 1STS.
yy R. SMITH, M. D.
Oftlee ami Residence :
NO. SI THIRTEENTH STREET, CAIRO, ILL
R. K. W. WIIITLOCK,
' Omi'l-So. 116 Commercial Aveuue, belwae u
KiKlitb aud Ninth Street
JU. W. C. JOCELYX,
CFFICK Eljjhlli Street, near Commercial Avenue.
O P. WHEELER,
OFFK'K-Ohlo Levee, bet. Fourth and Sixth !.
J IXEGAIl & LAXSDEX,
MFFICE No. ItSComincrcial Aveuuc.
St. Louis, Cairo and Puducah Packet
SFLKND1D SIDEWHEEL FREIGHT AND PAS
SENG EH PACKET,
S DE SMET,
JOHN Ullt'NER. SlHutcr.
JOHN LEAMKN - Clerk.
Leavea Cairo every Wednesday at 2 p.m. for Padu
tah. Leave Cairo every Thursday at 2 p .m. fur St.
For freight or paneajje apply on Ilultldcy & Phillips
wharf .boat, or to JAMES Bllili S, Agent.
!, Ohio Levi-e.
FarCohimbus, Hickman and New Madrid
Si T. T. 1IILLMAN, Si
JOSEPH AM BUDS Master.
LEAVES CAIRO EVERY
TUE.SDAY,THURSDAY and SATURDAY
Vnr freight or pannage apply on Halllday A Phil
lips' Wharf boat, or to
JAMES BIGGS, Agent.
(JAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
L. -A. J- J- V -AJ 1 J S JL -i-V. -I-
LKAVEfl LEAVES LEAVE!
Fot Fourth at. Misaoori Land's. Kentucky Ld'g.
f a. m.
Mi a. m.
V p. ro.
4 d. m
h:30 a. m.
10:80 a. m.
V a. m.
3 p. m.
6 p. m.
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY AND COUNTY.
Only Merning Daily in Southern Illinois.
RlONAl OWI, I
Caibo, III., Nov 1
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Time. Bar. Ther, Hum. Wind. Vcl. Weather.
1146 u rn an.os
W H Clear
W 7 Char
SW 8 Clear
SW 8 Clear
Maximum Thermometer. Ululuium Ther
mometer, U ' ; Rainfall, 0.00 Inch.
W. II . RAY.
Surit't SlL'nul Corpn. L'. 8. A.
M ATTEKS OF LOCA L I M TOUT.
Tlie proclamation of Governor Cullom
fixes tltc 28th instant as Thanksgiving Day.
Mr. Will Robbing has taken a desk in
the Cairo office of the Illinois Ccntrul
Mr. W. W. Jenkins, of Rlandvillo, and
J. Martin, of Bird's Point, were in the city
Mrs. Charles Corliss, accompanied Ly
Mihtt Corliss, is visiting her parent in this
city Mr. and Mrs. Ray.
The Cuhl homestead, one of the most
elegant and comfortable in the city, is occu
pied by Capt. Corliss.
Samuel Briley, Esq., county commissioner-elect,
was in the city yesterday. Ho
will qualify and enter upon a discharge of
Lis duties on the first Monday in December.
Miss Xettie Schuttcr has taken a
position as cashier in the mercantile estab
lishment of Mr. Burger a position for
which young ladies seem specially
- Miss Maggie Loflin, daughter of Mr.
H. C. Loflin, is filling the position in our
public schools made vacant by the death of
Miss Merott PowerH. Although quite young,
Miss Maggie has shown herself equal to the
demands and responsibilities of the place.
The county commissioners met in spe
cial session Monday, and adjourned yester
day. The chief object of the meeting wan
to mature and pass an appropriation bill for
4he fiscal year of 187H. That duty perform
m1, the Ixmrd adjourned. The proceedings,
in an official shape, will bo published in a
lay or two.
The Illinois Central Railroad Company
own 73,000 or 80,000 acres of land In Alex
under county, and the greater portion of it
is tillable. Aa farming in Southern Illinois
affords a sure competency to those who fol
low it, the inquiry " why ate theso lands ro
inaining in a state of nature! " U H quite
Tho friend of engiucer l'iorson begin
to fuel solicitous as to his fate. When last
Leant from, alniut two months ago, ha was
quarantined between Pinu Bluffs and Little
Rock, Arkansas. Letters written to him re
sin unanswered, and nothing concerning
tut whereabouts can be learned. If this
paragraph should hap)cn to strike his eye,
or that of any nursou who can communi
cate the desired intelligence,' a linn from
him would relieve considerable suspense
A. II. Irvin, deputy-warden of the
Southern Illinois penitentiary, arrived in
the city yesterday to all appearances the
same Irvin as of old.
Tho average wages received by the
employes of tho Narrow Guagc, including
otliccrs, train men, lalxners, ct als, for the
ft.t six month of 1878, was f 1.70 which
is quite a liberal average.
To the everlasting credit of the late
editor, ail intcrum, of the Cairo Suu, be it
noised abroad, that he solemnly protest
that he never shook his mothcr-iii-luw.
This sets Walt all right again.
Mr. John Hart, a resident of the
Fourth ward, died yesterday morning of
consumption. For many years he had ser
ved the Illinois Ccneral Railroad Company
in the capacity of night watchman, and
owes his dcailt, perhaps, to colds he con
tracted whilo hi that service. His re
mains wll be taken to Villa Ridge for burial
We can say of Alexander county what
can be said of no other county of liku pop
ulation in the State of Illinois. The cells
of her jail aro empty, and have been so con
stantly, since the second day of the present
month a period' of ten days. This fact
tells a story of the moral well-being of our
15,000 people that will do to publish in
Gath or proclaim in Ascaltm.
-The "oldest inhabitant'' is com
pletely headed off in the matter
of weather. He readily confesses
that he never before saw such
Xovember weather. The Michigan or
Chicago visitor is thrown back to his early
September. The falling of tho yellow
forest leaves form nlxmt the only reminder
we have that we are on the eve of wintei.
Mr. Spears, lormerly in the mail ser
vice, hence to Poplar Bluff via I. M. &
Southern railroad, has been infoimed of the
arrest of the thief, who, on two or three oc
casions last summer, made felonious raids
U'xm the U. S. mail car in his charge.
The guilty party, it is said, formerly served
the road in the capacity of baggage master,
and might have escaped detection alto
gether but for his efforts to sell a draft tak
en from onu of the letters. The draft told
on him! He was promptly arrested, and
will be placed on trial at St. Louis next
Tuesday. Mr. Spears will attend the trial
as the chief prosecuting witness.
There is a very perceptible flagging of
interest in the temperance cause in Cairo;
but no perceptible increase in drunkenness.
Most of those who have been w eaned from
their cups for a period of six or eight
months, have become fixed in their habits
of sobriety, and will scarcely fall back
again beyond the starting point, whether
the organization remains intact or goes to
pieces. During the height of the late ex
citement m the city quite a number "took
a little wine for the stomach's sake," or as
nil to the screw that elevate one's courage;
but they stopped there, feeling that the
breach of faith was such a small one that
it ought not to be remembered against
them. Let it be so.
In the hope of regaining Ids health,
Col. Winston loft for Richmond, Virginia,
our Monday last. In the early stages of his
lisease, which is of a pulmonary nature, he
suffered greatly for want of skillful medical
aid. While barred out of Cairo by our
quarantine, he was attacked with two or
three severe hemorrhages, each of which
promised to put a period to his existence.
Filially reaching Cairo ho placed himself
under the charge of one of our best physi
cians, and was, when he left the city, con
siderably improved. He has, however, but
slight hopes of recovery. Tho disease has
secured a fearful hold upon him, and being
somewhat advanced in years, he fears that
his recuperative energies are not equal to
th work oi making him a sound man again.
Concerning the Holmaii liver pads a
well-known citizen reports that as a pre
ventive of fever ami ague and malarial
fevers the pad is a great success and an un
doubted blessing; but as a preventive of
yellow fever he regards it as not a success,
by any means. He hail, in his own person,
a "auspicious case;" got well, put on a pad,
wore it about three weeks, and then fell a
victim to a case a good deal more suspici
ous than the first one. He is inclined to
think, in fact, that the last case partook
very largely of the "pernicious." But the
gentleniam whose experience wo give seems
t) forget that he is still alive. How does
lie know but that for the etllcacy of the pad
the "pernicious" attack would have proved
too many for him? The matter is not yet
satisfactorily determined. We must await
Commend us to the operators of the
Mound City railroad. They offer induce
ment to travelers that are Irresistablo.
Testimony in this behalf is furnished by
tho Williamson county Free Press, who say
that quail und duck ami frogs and llsh, and
snakes and blackberries and persimmons
and pawpa and hickory nuts abound along
the line of the road, ami the passenger who
so list steps from the cars, excursus Into tho
woods, bags a load ol gaino or string offish
or sack of nut, returns at hi leisure to the
Mad and Muds the train waiting for him.
And yet tho train wa never known
to be behind time or to mlrin her reguliir
connection. Wo can substantiate theso
statements by a wholo armful of document
ary evidence; hut tho individual who dis
credit them will hcathenlzo himself by do
ing go, ami it is a matter of small conse
qtience whether the heathen believe or
With the exception of a few cases of
chills and fever, there is no sickness in the
Miss Jessie Phillis was expected home
from a protracted visit to friends in St.
Louis, yesterday evening.
Mcrritt Dullard, the colored man who
was so seriously hurt in the Illinois Central
stock-pens, last Monday, was lying quite
easy yesterday, und, although the full ex
tent of his injuries i not positively known,
it is thought that he may recover. It is a
matter of surprise that the fellow was not
George Christmnn has been wrestling
with a case of chills and lever during the
past two months, and a very determined set
to it is too. With a heroic determination
not to be taken down, Chrislmnn has thrown
it off, once or twice, but it returns to the
attack with renewed vigor. When we saw
him yesterday, he showed evident signs of
We were informed yesterday thut the
Fort Wayne Iron Bridge Company defer
red operations on the Cache river bridge
because of the presence of yellow fever in
the country. As that cause no longer ex
ists we may reasonably expect a resumption
of work at once. Otherwise cold weather
or flooded rivers may intervene and delay
operations until the end of the w inter.
The upper part of the city seems to be
more abundantly supplied with tramps
than the lower portion. The calls w ill av
erage three or four to quite every family in
the Fourth ward. A stout, 'usty fellow
made a noon-day call on a respectable
Washington Avenue family, yesterday, and
was supplied with a lunch consisting of tea,
bread, meat and potatoes. The edibles he
threw piece by piece to the chickens, and
the tea he poured upon the ground, and
then with a grunt of thanks, departed. As
it i; clear that food was not the object of
the visit, it would be only a wise precau
tion on the part of that family to load up
the old shot-gun and keep it where it will
le readily accessible any time between
midnight and day break in the morning.
The trip, most likely, was the fore-runner
of a burglary.
Although the little Xarrow-Gaugo has
had to contend with drawbacks of a very se
rious kind, it has, since the 1st of January,
last, performed quite a heavy carrying busi
ness. During the first six months of this
year it transported (we quote from the Far
mer and Fruit Grower), of
Grain 4.3GS,000 lbs.
Flour 1(1,820,000 "
Lumber 19,050,000 "
Coal 51,400,000 "
Merchandise 10,314,000 "
Total freight handled .109,160.000 "
During the same six months, passenger,
trains traveled 05,807 miles; freight trains,
75,874 miles; empty cars, 343,022 miles
and loaded cars, 548,927 miles. The aver
age receipt per ton per mile were two and
two-third cents. Average receipts per pas- J
serger per mile, three and three-quarter
cents. Total number of passengers carried,
Closing our forms somewhat earlier i
than usual Monday evening, we were com-!
pelled to defer until to-day an account of
the difficulty wherein a stringer was shot,
and perhaps fatally. Between 7 or 8 o'clock
Monday eyning, word was sent to police
headquarters that a disturbance was brew
ing in the vicinity of the Little Keutuckian,
on the Ohio levee. Officers Cain and Axley
promptly repaired to tho spot, and found
four men on the corner of Fourth and levee
Indulging in noisy demonstrations. Officers
Axley ami Cain at once arrested one Joe
r (his lull name cannot be learned)
one on cither side of him, und were
about to escort him to jail, when
John McCarty, George Springer and another
man, who were of tho party, interfered in
the hope of lelcasing him. A scuflle ensued
in which Axley became separated from the
prisoner, leaving Cain to ileal with him
alone. At this juncture the desperate man
commenced using a knife, which, it seenrs,
he had held in his hands all the lime, lie
bestowed special and very unwelcome at
tentions upon Cain, whisking his knife with
fearful intent within an inch of hi body.
It is almost miraculous that Mr. C.
escaped unharmed. While yet engaged in
the attempt to carve the officers, one of
prisoner's comrades yelled at him to run.
This the prisoner did, starting up the levee
at full speed. At a point near the Planter's
House ho ran into constable George Wilson,
and having the knife still in hi hand, he
commenced a murderous assault on that
gentleman, evidently determined to "save
out; peeler" before ho was captured, any
how. From the concussion, or his In
secure footing, Mr. Wilson was nearly pre
cipitated to the ground, tho would-be-murderer
standing almost over
him, and cutting away with
an intent most murderous. At this point
Mr. Wilsm succeeded in getting hi
revolver in a position to use it, and seeing
that the furious man was bent upou taking
hi life, he llred. Tho ball struck the des
perado in the lower part of thu abdomen,
three or four inches to the left of tho center
line. This terminated tho struggle. Tho
wounded ruffian fell to the ground, and was
subsequently carried m a stretcher to po
lice headquarter, from whenco he wa re
moved to the general department of the ma
rine hospital. Dr. Gordon was called upon
to look after tho case, and give it as his
opinion that tho chances aro greatly against
tlie man's recovery. Two of his compan
ions, John McCarthy and George Springer,
were arrested and calnlioosed, and yesterday
afterntsm were fined 12 and costs enoli, for
resisting an officer in the discharge of his
duty. They had no money, and were con
signed to the ealabonse for a period of sev
enteen days. The fourth man made good
Bast! ball, marbles, hoops and kites
have run their courso among the boys of
the city, and now comes that graceful and
exciting exercise known as "leap-frog.''
It is a sport for which the colored boys
have the keenest relish, and for which they
seem to have a very happy adaptation,
They exhibit more life and earnestness, run
faster, jump farther, full harder and plow
deeper furrow s in the ground w ith their
noses, than any other loys that attempt it.
In a game played yesterday by the boys of
the colored public school, there was "just
lots of fun." A boy w ho had plunged his
face against the hard ground, stood con
templating a patch of skin about the size
of a fractional currrency quarter, that hail
been rasped from his cheek, while another
boy was nursing an ankle he had wrenched
by alighting on the neck of a broken bot
tle, yet when their "turns" came they in
sisted upon making their hup, the same as
if skinned faces and sprained ankles were
trophies for which everybody was contend
ing. P. S. Leap frog is a healthful game:
but not an elegant one for girls to play.
The stranger wounded by the pistol
ball tired by Constable George AVilson, is,
from all accounts, one of the most desper
ate men with whom our police have ever
had to do, during tho whole season. A
short time before his arrest Monday night,
ho was refused a drink of whisky" by a lev
ee salooon-keeper. Becoming exasperated
at the refusal he made a swipe at the
saloon-keeper, with a force w are told,
that showed a purpose to cut the retail
tiealer " in liquid alimentation," into two
separate parts. Failing in this, he plunged
the knife-blade into the top of the counter,
and then with almost superhuman strength
he plowed the blade through the
wooden counter-top from one end to the
other. He kept his knife, it seems, in con
stant readiness for use, antl but for tlie
timely interference of our police, there can
scarcely be a doubt that the blood-thirsty
ruffian would have blackened his soul, as
he twice attempted to do, with the crime of
murder. Should he recover from his pres
ent wounds, our officers of the law should
see to it that he be held to answer for an
assault to kill, made alike upon Policeman
Cain and Constable George Wilson.
Ciikw Jackson's best Sweet Navy To
bacco. Onk Dou.au Brogan shoes for fl.00, at
the Xew York Store.
Wanted A stout lxy to run a Gordon
press. Apply at Tiik Bulletin office.
Rkmkmrek the Xew York Store sells
goods lower than any other house in Cairo.
Bi y your school books of A. W. Pyatt &
Co. Their stock is complete, and their
prices such us defy successful conipct:tii.n.
Fok a good shave for ten cents, a good
hair cut for twenty-five ccuts, go to Henry
Schick's barber shop, Xo. 142 Commercial
Baikiains in Clothing, Hats and Caps at
the Xew York Store. Where the most
good arc sold is where you can buy the
Smokkhs, if you w iJi a fine "Key West"
or "Imported" cigar, call at Korsmeyer's
cigar store. It is the only place in the city
almost daily in reeipt of fresh goods
Ik you would save money, buy your
school hooks, stationery, etc., of A. W. Py
att fc Co. Their stock is full, and a little
inquiry will satisfy you that their prices are
as low as the lowest.
Stolks 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 Tiik Bcu.etin
Lost A sleeve button, a round yellow
stone set in gold, odd style. The loser
thinks the button and cuff were lost to
gether. A reward of more than the value
of the button will bo paid the finder on
returning it to Taber Brothers.
Just Aiuuvku Xew Hams, B. Bacon,
Buckwheat, Flour, Maple Syrup, Cranber
ries, Oat Meal, Prunes, Currants, Cracked
Wheat, Dried Corn, Cod Fish, Barley,
Canned Goods of all kinds; also finest stock
of Tea in the city, at the popular grocery
house of Pettis & Bird.
Tiik parent and guardians of school
children should bear in mind that A. W.
Pyatt &Co. keep every description of school
book used in the public schools in Cairo,
and offer them at prices that should have a
controlling influence with economical buy
ers. Foil Sai.k. I offer for sale niy confec
tionery store, corner Tenth street and Wash
ington avenue, together with alt the fixtures
ami tho finest soda fountain in the city.
Reason for selling is a desire to go on a
farm. The business is a paying one. Am
willing to teach purchaser how to manufac
ture candy. Terms easy, tJ suit the times.
Apply ut tho Btore.
pi-IQlNT 1 X DT1UG STO RK
COll. COM MKUCIAT. AV. AND KlallTKMNTII K
GEO. H. O'HAJIA, Proprietor,
Is applied wllh a rail Hixk of Fresh Drttjfn,
T. .tt-. U. II.. .fl. ......... II I...
l"Eii-wlal Care auil Attention tjlveu lo the
4 la. A Titttatf M.lHtlal Pit r IS I lllMt-V Iltiiy)... .tit.
2.23 Xew York Store sidling Good's
boots for $2.23 per pair. Go and see
Hams at the Xew York Store lO'.c per
lb. best brands; ulso 12 lbs of choice lard
Lakiikst Stik k of lxxts und slnx's in the
city of Caini at lower prices than ever sold
before, at the Xew York Store.
Fi.as.vkls at the Xew York Store from 15
to 23c Go antl see them. Also best Doc
skin Jeans for 50c per yard.
Xotick. Cranberries, mince meat, apple
butter, and the best line of pie fruit, at the
Xew York Store.
Cloaks: Cloaks! !-Full line of Ladie
Cloaks and Shaw ls at the Xew York store.
As TIIK (JL'AHAM'I.NK HAS Ol'KNKI), Mrs.
Williamson open her store Hgain, and
wishes to say to the public that she lias a
full line of millinery and notions, and she
solicits every one to call aud examine tier
sttx'k before purchasing elsewhere. She will
display during the wek one of the hand
somest line of ladies' 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 anil will sell as tdieap i anv
dry gisiils hulls! in the city. She is pre
pared tn p-iiiodid old IihU into any of the
latest styles for the small sum of 23 to !I3
cents each. Hats dyed black or browu
Mrs. W. has juitt added to her stock a full
supply of different styles ami pattern of
jewelry. Go and examine Uiem. ,
LETTIF. COLKMA.VS LAl'MiRY.
Mrs. Lettie Coleman has reopened her
lauudry on Fourth street, lietwecn Washing
ton and Commercial avenues, und tukes 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.
' LOUK AT OUR PRICES.
5'i lbs prime Rio coffee fl IK)
5 )M.bt .. no
10 lbs white demera sugar 1 00
11 " bcstX. O. sugar 1 00
Choice buckwheat flour iter In !i3j
S. R. B. W. flour per package 35
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.
Gocxls must be sold. Buy where gtxxls are
sold the cheapest at the Xew York Stone.
ALEXANDER COLXTY BANK,
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street,
P. TirtOSS, Prealdent.
P. NKKK. Vlte l'r.-slti.ct.
H. WELLS, Canhler.
T. J. K Kit Til, Anitant Canhicr.
VI RECTORS :
F. lirom. Cairo; William Klne. Cairo;
I'et. r .N.'ff. falro; WIMmmi Wolf. Cairo;
i M . Oaterloh, It I. liillhn.'i'lev. St. Lonla;
K. liuder. Cairo; J. V. Cli-msou, Caledonia.
4 GENERAL RANKING IlLSfNESS DONE. Ki
X V rhuutc old and houifht. luten-nl paid in the
savlui; lK-paruncnt. Collection maae and all
Ijusiui'Hii promptly attended lo.
rMIE CITY NATIONAL BANK,
W. P. IIALLIIIAV, Prer-Mem.
,11. L. IIAI.I.IHAV, Vice I'n -Idem.
. STAAT TAVI.OB, w. p. IIAIJJIHr,
HBNIIY L. IIAIXIIMT, . H, CCS NIMOIAX,
U. V. WILUAMitON, TeUKS HIIIU,
It. II. CAKIIKK,
Exchange, Coin and United SUUs Bonds
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Deport received and a generul banking bunlnewi
ENTERPRISE SAVINGS BANK,
Chartered March 31, 180.
OFWICR IN CITY NATIONAL BANK,
INTEREST paid on deposits March 1st and Rep
leuiher Int. InteroHt not wilhdmwi la added im
mediately t the principal of tho depnalta, thereby
giving them couipuuud luterenl.
Children and married wonwn mj deposit
money and no oa else ran draw it.
WALTER LIYSLOP, Trkahtiijir,
Medicine, and (Vmkal. of undoubted purltv
a . iiJ.
..,.1 I.. J
....-! an me popular I'aieut rumll.r v?(
fomponntllmrof ili)M,ia' prMi rlpttou. I
DRY GOODS, Kir.
(jjOLIXSTINE A- )
The largest wholesale and retail I
Goods and Clothing j ,lJs
uro, receiving new Goods daily und J
offering great bai gains in tlieinostkaii
some lines of CARPETS, OIL CLOTJ
and MATTINGS;. silks, (Hslinu.r,.NRlr
rettex, ail. a lj;Vrit ,.,,. j. w
style of Dress Goods, Fans, j;t,..;
fuel in every department f tli-it- Iti.
iiirss, they cordially invite tin- pub)
to call and see their stock.
WATCHES. JEWELRY, ETC.
Edwakd A. IJude
(Hueeeaaor to E. 4 W. Ilud-r.,
MANUFACTURING JEWELER. ,
And Dialer la
Watches, Clocks, Fine Jeweli
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. '
Cor. Eighth St. aud Washington Av
Watchmaker & Jewele
NO. 10 EIGHTH STREET,
jictwfc-o commercial aod I n., in
Wa.hluiun avu... ) OHI O, 11
FINE WATCHW0HK A SPECIALTY
auguring iuu an am (if ot rcpiirinz t it
t4T All kind of Solid Jewelry made to o.tH
XKW YOIJK STOKE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
rm - ...
ine Largest Urietv Stock.
IN TIIK CITY
iUUI)S SOLD VEUV CLOSr
Cor. Nineteenth atreet and t tl 111
Commercial Ave., I RIIO, ill
OO. PATlKll CO.
IIOl.MAN'S LIVER PADS.
Ohio Levee and