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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: TIIUKSDAV MOUMNU, NOVEMBER 14. 1S.S.
H- SMITH, M. I).
Office uiul liiwlileiice :
-KO.il Till IITKKXTlt f-TKEET, CAIKO, ILL'
R. E. V. AYHITLOCK,
Omen No. 1:)C Commercial Avunut), 1eivmii
Klxhtli and Nlnlli Street
JjW. w. C. JOCELYX,
OFKK fi KtRhtW sit-oft, ueur Commercial Avenue.
g P. WHEELED,
A t tornoy-ut-'Li.nv.
tlKI'ICK -Ohio Levee, lict. Fourth and Sixth
J IXKGAK & LAXSDEX,
A 1 1 -orneys-at-I awy.
Ol-TICK No. 113 Commercial Arenua.
STK AM BOATS.
f. Louis, Cairo iiml Pitduciih racket
MM.KXtmiSlDKWIIKrX FKKIIJIIT AND I'AS
Shi 1)E SMET, L3u
JOHN nitlNTI.' Mauler.
JOHN l.KAMtN . Clerk.
Leave Cairo every Weduecday at s! p.m. fur l'adii
mil. Leaves Culro every Thursday al 8 p.m. for Si.
Korfieiuht rpBiiMiKvapplvon llallidi'V A 1'hlllll's'
wharf-boal, or to JAMK8 MHOS, Ajpiut.
.'jti, Oil iu Levee.
For Columbus, Hickman and New Madrid
SLU T. T. IIILLMAN, a
JOSEPH AM BROS Master.
LEAVES CAfltO EVEHY
TL'ESDAYjTHURSDAY and SATURDAY
For Anight or passage apply on Halllday &. Phil
lips' Wharf boat, or to
JAMES BIOOS, An'.ui.
!A Oklo Lcvce.
(JAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
f.l!AVF IJIAVRO l.EAVM
Foat Fourth it MIbhouiI Land's;. Kentucky Ld'g.
8 a. ro.
10 a. m.
U p. ni.
4 o. m
8:30 (I. m.
10:30 a. m.
9 n. m.
3 p. in.
5 p. m.
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
OBTICIAL PAPEK OF THE CITY AND COUNTY.
Only Morning Daily in Southern Illinois.
Sionat. Orrcr. I
Cairo. III., Nov IS, '878. (
Time. liar. Tlier. Hum. Wind. Vel. Wentlier.
C:a.m mi. 10
Maximum Thermometer. tM; Miuimuni Ther
mometer, .lis ; Kaiufull, O.UO Inch.
W. II. HAY.
Sers't Signal Corps. I'. S. A.
MATTERS OF LOCAL IMPORT.
The ladies of the Methodist Church
have an oyster supper in contemplation, we
hear, which will come oft" early the coming
"Are our streets to be lighted this win
ter?" Cairo Sun. Taking it f ir grunted
that thin interrogatory was intended for us,
we answer No !
J. Taylor Smith, of Springfield, assig
nee of Mr. C. Winston, bankrupt, and the
owner of u considerable property interest
here, is in the city.
Xotu single criminal passed the thres
hold of our police court rooms since our last
issue. The iiiet and good order of the city
arc, from u reporter's stand-point, distress
ing. There will be a Musieale given at tin;
residence of Professor Alvord, on Tenth
f-treet, in this cily, next Thursday evening,
tins 21st instant. The best talent of the city
have signified u purpose to participate in
Rev. (!. F. Seymour, bi.ihop of the dio
cese of Springfield, is expected to adminis
ter the rites of confirmation, in the Church
of the Redeemer, to-morrow. The Rever
end gentleman will also conduct the relig
ious services of the day.
Dr. William Jaynn, ex-Mayor, cf
Hpringllcld, and member of the firm of
Smith and Jayne, arrived in Cairo, y ester
Jay. Messrs. Smith and Jayne arc the
owners of valuable Cairo property, fur
which Mr. M.J. Rowley is the agent.
Weather of a more delightful kind
than that which the people of this region
have been enjoying during the past two
weeks, cannot be found on the globe. With
niough frost In the air after nightfall to
pro it a bracing effect and to benumb
utisuitoen, the day-time is tempered to the
During the two months that our tuar
nntiiio wan maintained the bushier of one
of our largo mercantile h;,u,scs dropped
down from f (4,000 to 750 per month- -a
(crease of mora than one thousand per
rent. Within the past ten days, however,
tin uncustomed activity of business ha been
regained, and the sales of the house In
question are oh heavy as ever.
Cotton cast via the C. & V. Railroad,
.and cuttl'j via the I. C, nromlso to become
conspicuous features of our winter's bui-ll.'t-s.
--Mr. W. K. Hawkins has accepted a
desk in the oflicc of the Illinois Central
The report was current yesterday that
the clerk of the Arlington had left the city
"under u cloud of suspicion."
Tlie horse race arranged for between
Suasion's Harlem and Owen's Dutchcr
liny is exciting considerable speculation
j among the youngsters of the cily, and but
j for the preference that is generally felt for
( the Kyiiiiston nag, the marbles, tops and
I pen-knives staked on the result would ag
gregate bushels. The race will come oil
on the Island course, Saturday week, if
there is uo "slip up."
Mr. Henry Eichholl', of whose arrest in
St. Louis under a charge of obtaining goods
j under false pretences, our readers were in-
formed sometime ago, has turned upon his
i "persecutors," and promises to "keep with
I lliem to the end." He has instituted pro-
i i . . .. .
1 (-ceilings tor damage, and expresses conn-
deuce in his ability to teach the defendants
1 in the case that a man's character and liber
ty are not yet (piite wholly worthless.
The entcrpiise of St. Louis is wonder
ful. It is said that her next great venture
will be u National Exposition of Feet. If
such an idea is carried out the health of St.
Louis will demand that she quarantine
against Paducah. We sicken at the thought
of the unwashed denizens of that village
participating in an exhibition ot leet.
Phew 1 Rring the camp-lire !
The citixen who reads his neighbor's
copy of the IU'LLKTIn, because he, himself,
is unable to indulge in the luxury of a
copy, is always excusable, and it is neigh
borly in the subscriber to permit such use
ofhispnper. Hut the citizen who "stops
the paper " because it expresses views not
in consonance with his own, or because he
doesn't like the editor, and wants to smash
him the citizen who does this, and then
steals n regular reading of the paper from
his neighlior, is of that cluss which right
thinking men denominate "confoundedly
mean." We have in Cairo a few such crea
tures, happily only a few.
A six column folio sheet culled the
"Golden Rule Pilot" is published weekly on
hoard the steamer Golden Rule. Not very
ioiig ago the name ot the Golden Rule ap
peared in n number of the river-town papers
in connection with sundry very caustic
comments on the conduct of the officers in
permitting the yellow fever to develop on
their Isiat, as was charged, without taking
precautionary measures to prevent itsspread,
rte. The officers made a very industrious
and persistent defense, and, for aught we
know to the contrary, the "Pilot" may be
the outgrowth of that controversy. Rutin
any event the Pilot is a very readable paper,
and the largest ever issued from any of our
Citizens of Cairo whose residence here
dates back to 18(K), can call to mind a lithe,
and rather handsome little girl named Mit
tens Willed, (laughter of Ed. Witrott,iit one
time connected with the Cairo Times and
Delta, and the old Cairo Gazette. This
then little girl, now promises to gain some
prominence on the stage. Last season she
wus 'on the road" with the Mary Anderson
Company, and with that company visited
Cairo. This season she is with Lawrence
Harrett. She sustains the role of Lady
Florence in the pithless- play of Rosedale,
Aiiuninta in David Garrick, Xerissa in the
Merchant of Venice, Georgianna in Money,
and, in fact, all the juvenile business of the
(mil puny witii which she travels. It is said
that the press has given her very handsome
notices, liut none of them have fallen under
our observation. For Ed's sake, as well as
her ow n, we hope the day is not distant
when Miss Mittens will be "starring it."
The desperado who was shot by Con
stable Wilson, Monday night, is dead, lie
died during Tuesday night. Even his
companions were ignorant of his name,
They knew him as "Joe," and ' had
heard that he was a moulder. Concerning
the violent, taking off of this man there
s 'cms to be but one opinion, and that is, that
Constable Wilson was fully justified: that
he lired the fatal shot in defence of his own
life, which was furiously ami causelessly
imperilled. It was kill or be killed, with
Mr.AYilson, and knowing no valid reason why
a strange rutlian should take his life without
(he hast provocation whatever, he chose
the f.iriner alternative, and fired the shot
thai resulted in his assailant's death. Mr.
Wilson owes it to himself, however, to
have inquiry made into the matter, that he
may, in time to come, have record evidence
of Ins justification.
P. S. Since writing the above, the inqui
ry has been made.
A story of destitution and suffering
goes out from Columbus, Kentucky, to the
effect that a skill' was caught there Tuesday
morning, near Halliday Druthers' elevator,
that contained the dead body of a woman,
The story continues, that the skiff had come
down the river in company with another
which had pulled on ahead, mid passed Co
limibus the night before. A Ixiy nliout
1H years of age was found, who mild the wo
man was his mother; that she had been
sii k for several days; that landing in Co
lumbus iu the night time, he went up
to get medicine. Found none; ru'.urned to
the skiff to find Ids mother dead, lie then
turned thy skill' loo.n and left the town.
Nothing was found about the woman to es
tablish her identity, and tlie conclusion ar
rived at, is that she died from want and
THE DEAD DESPERADO.
FAITH CONCT.ltNIXO HIS VIOJ.KNT TAKI.NU
'OFF TUB KIIX1NO CI.KA1I1.V AN ACT OF
SKI.F HKFKSt'K THE COJlONKIl's 1X0.) F.ST
AM) ITS ni.siir.
The niiineh ss desperado who was shot by
constable Wilson, lust Monday evening,
died at the end of twenty-four hours after
receiving his injuries. Coroner Fitzgerald
cmpnnncllcd a jury yesterday, and ulxiut one
o'clock commenced the examination of
witnesses, whose testimony we givu below
in detail. The testimony all agrees as to
two facts: One is thut the party killed
was a bad, vicious, dangerous person; and
thut the killingof him was an net of cell
defence. The evidence is that he made a
causeless assault upon officer Wilson, pur
sued him, knife in hand, aid that. although
thrice warned to "stop," he persisted in his
murderous onslaught. Constable Wilson is
one of the last men living who would wanton
ly hurt any living creature; but in this case
he was compelled to choose between the
alternatives of killing his assailant or
allowing his assailant to kill him. The
tcsliinoinjwhieh will enforce this conviction,
was delivered in the hearing of quite a
number of citizens, besides the following
named jurymen :
R II Cunningham, Sam'l M, Orr, Wood
Rittenhouse, I R Hudson, James H Eng
lish, Toney Fogassi, Frank Gazolo, Nicho
las Williams, John Gales, Carson Martin,
J S McOahey, AV H Schutter.
Heumax Igel testified that he saw de
ceased at las home on the night of the
difficulty at about the hour of 7 o'clock.
He wanted something to drink, and I re
fused liiin. He was very lxiistcrous and in
sulting and 1 tried to eject him from my
premises. He opened his knife with his
teeth, and made it cut in the counter acting
in the most disorderly and boisterous man
ner. I gave him a cigar, and he went out
w ith his companions. After gaining the
street he dared any body to come out of
the building. He was a very violent and
apparently vicious man.
JosKi'it Valley testified that he saw de
ceased on the Ohio levee at the time stated
by Herman Igel. I don't know his name.
When he lett Igel'she started for my house,
which I was closing up. lie had the knife
in his hand that is before the jury, lie was
flourishing it, and declaring that he would
not allow any son-of-a to close his
door against him. I told him that wax dad
language to use, and that the officers would
arrest him. He replied that he didn't care
for any son-of-a of an officer, and could
take the whole town, without anybody to
help him. He finally walked away with
his companions. I soon after heard the re
port of a pistol. He was very violent und
H. G. Lloyd testified that Lewis Lainbo
came running into office of I. M. railroad,
M as very much excited, and said that there
were some fellows out there trying to play
some trick or stiapgame on him. Went
out and saw a man running and deceased
running after him, and slashing at the par
ty pursued with his, right hand as if he
wanted to cut or hit him. The man pursu
ed, alter runnm: h ume, ten, or stugArered
to his knees, and was crying out at deceased
to "stop! stop! stop!" Deceased would not
stop, but kept on slashing with whatever he
held in his hand, until tin; party whom he
was pursuing, tired a pistol shot, when de
ceased, who was the pursuer, fell. The
man who fired the shot was down and had
not recovered from his knees. Ho fired
but one shot. Don't know the man who
did the shooting. He was apparently a
medium sized man, and wore a cap. De
ceased was a very large man. Sle-riff Saup
and other officers took charge of him. The
difficulty occurred in Cairo, Alexander
Amikkw Cain, of the cily police, testified
that on the evening of the 11th inst., a man
came to police quarters and notified him that
a man was raising a disturbance on the Ohio
levee, using a knife iii a threatening man
ner. Myself and officer Axley answered
the summons, inviting constable Wilson to
accompany us, ami arriving in the vicinity
of Henry Eigel's saloon we found tin; party
now deceased ami three companions making
a fuss. Axley and I arrested the deceased,
We took hold of him, one on cither side,
He resisted, and broke Ax ley's hold; but
before he got loose Axley hit him on the
hand and ordered - him to "drop
that knife," After he got loose
from Axley, I being on the other urui, Ax
ley told mu to look out for the knife.
Throwing him off, lie cut at me three times,
before I could draw a weapon to defend
myself. I struck at him with my club,
but failed to reach him. lie then started
to run, and had proceeded up the levee
ubout fifty feet, when I heard a pistol shot
and some one hollowing. When I reached
the spot I found the deceased lying on the
ground iu n wounded condition, A large
number of citizens immediately gathered
about, I don't know of my own knowl
edge who did the shooting, neither could I
tell which direction the shot came from.
Da. J, J, Goiiimin being duly sworn, testi
fied, that he is a regular practicing physi
cian ; that he viewed the body of the deceas
ed on the night of the 11th instant. He
had no doubt but deceased had come to his
death by a pistol shot wound, Inflicted on
the left side, about midway between the hip
and lower rib. There was no apparent
cause for death cx-tept this wound. He
died on the night of November 13th, at
aliotit 8 o'clock in tlie evening.
Gkokok Wiiaon tcttilled: I am a police
officer of the city of Cairo. On Monday
evening last, I went to police headquarters
to rep.n-t for duty. 1 met officer Axley,
and crossing the street I met oflieer Cuin.
He reported a disturbance on levee near
the Planter's House, and requested my ns
sislance in making the arrests. Officer
Cain and Axley started for the scene of the
disturbance, while I stepped into heudquar
ters to put our coats in the locker. I then
walked to the levee, and on leaving Sixth
street I heard a disturbance below the
Planter's House, As 1 advanced met n
man running in front of the Planter's
House. I told him I was an officer, and
putting my hand on him ordered him to
stop.. This he refused to do and struck at
me with u knife. I then Hied to defend
myself with my billy, mid to keep him off
me 1 slowly retreated eight or ten feet, call
ing on him to stop, three or four times.
While thus retreating I stumbled over
soine'.hing, falling to my knees. Seeing
thut I could not defend myself with my
billy, while in this position I drew my re
volver and tired. The deceased staggered,
und with the exclamation "Oh!" fell to the
ground. I will further add that while I
was in the act of falling ilccnmcil was so
close iqion me that bis knife cut my left
coat sleeve. My impression whs when I
met him thut he had killed or wounded
officers Cain and Axley and was trying to
make his escape; and being violent
ly attacked by him, I consid
ered myself, and really was, in
great bodily danger, and did not lire until
I felt assured that my life whs in great
Mr. AViUm's testimony closed the in
quiry. AYc have aimed at nothing more
than an intcllibible synopsis of the evi
deuce, but it will not be a difficult matter
for the reader to glean from it that the de
ceased, Joseph AVynian, was a desperado,
and that his killing was unquestionably a
case of justifiable homicide. The verdict
of the jury is to the same effect, and is in
the following word:
"We. the jurors, sworn to inquire of the
death of Joseph AVyman, on oath, do find
that he came to his death by u shot from a
pistol in the hands of Officer George Wil
son, while in the disclmrue of his duty;
tlint said Wilson was fully justified in firing
said shot, and we deem the shooting of said
deceased an act of self-defense. AV there
fore unanimously ugree that said Wilson Ik;
R. H. CirxMxoiiAM, Foreman.
(.'hew Jackson's best Sweet Navy To
bacco. Bur your school books of A. AV. Pyatt Si
Co. Their stock is complete, und their
prices such as defy successful om petition.
Fok u good shave for ten cents, a gixxl
hair cut for twenty-five cents, go to Henry
Schick's barbershop, No. 142 Commercial
Smokeiis, ifyouwishu fine "Key AVest"
or "Imported" cigar, call at Korsmeyer's
cigar store. It is the only place in the city
almost daily in reeipt of fresh goods
If you would save money, buy your
school books, stationery, etc., of A. AV. Py
att fc Co. Their stock is full, and a little
inquiry will satisfy you that their prices are
as low as the lowest.
Srm i:.n- Sunday morning, the cloth for
n cloak, ripped to he remodeled. The pur
chaser of these goods from the thief will
have their money refunded anbe rewarded
on returning the cloth to The Dfllltin
Lost A shwc button, a round yellow
stone set iii gold, odd style. The loser
thinks the button und cuff were lost to
gether. A reward of more than the value
of the button will be paid the finder o:i
ri'tnrning it to Tuber Druthers.
Tin-, parents and guardians of school
children should bear in mind that A. W.
Pyatt & Co, keep every description of school
books used iu the public schools in Cairo,
und oiler tin m at prices that should have a
controlling influence with economical buy
ers. Fou Sale. I offer for sale my confec
tionery slore, corner Tenth street and Wash
ington avenue, together wilh all the fixtures
and the finest soda fountain in the city.
Reason for selling is a desire to go on a
farm. The business is a ji.v ing one. Am
w illing to teach purchaser how to manufac
ture candy. Terms easy, t suit the times.
Apply at the slore.
As THE Ojt'AllANTINK HAS OPENED, Mrs.
Williamson opens her store again, and
wishes to say to the public that she has a
full line of millinery and notions, and she
solicits every one lo call und 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; u!so a handsome
line of hats, feathers, mid 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 pre.
pared to remodel old hats into any of the
latest styles for the small sum of to i,1
cents each. Hats dyed black or brown
Mrs, W. has Just added to her stock a full
supply of different styles and patterns of
jewelry. Go and examine them,
. I.ETTMrWLKMTjsTuT.N DRY.
Mrs, Lettin Coleman has reopened her
laundry on Fourth street, between AVashlng
ton und Commercial avenues, and takes this
method of informing her old friends and
patrons that she is again at. their services,
and solicits their patronage. Shr has re
dticed prices to suit the times.
)H (KN I X I XllUG KT ) I K,
CO It. COMMKIJCIA I i AV. AN I KI( "J 1 tn II vNTJ I ,r
GEO. K OMIAIJA, Jr(rietor.
Ik HUiplld tvllli a full duck of I'n-cli Dm-p,
ci n.- ol' Uic'liliVf""1'"' 1Vrf"""'ly'
t"EsK'(-iul Care ami Alleilllna irlvi-u In the
LEXAXDER COUNTY RANK,
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Si red,
F. IlltOMS, l'rucident.
T. J. KEU'I'H, Aculntmit CacLL-r.
r. liro, Cairo; William Kliije. Cairo:
Fi ler XelT, Cairo: William Wolf. Cairo;
', M Ocli-rlnu. II. I. llillliitr-lev. M. LuuU;
h. Under. Cairo; .1. Y. l'lemoii,'(.'u!,-dmila.
A CVWIHl 11 t V t.' I V.! Ill'sl V t'wu I,. ,v l t.-
iV cbanm noltl ami bought, lutrred p.-iid Iu ! Tie-
uIiil' lciuilim-ut. I.'ollvriiuiin umile and all
bliciii'-KK liriinmllr uttendi il t,,
riJIE CITY XATIOXAL HANK,
('iiiro, lUiiioid. '
CAPITAL, jjjt 1.0 0,0 0 0
W. P. HALLIDAY. rri-Uniu.
II. L. IIAI.lt t AV, Vlee l'reld"llt.
WALTKIt HYSLOF. cnditer.
. TAATTAV!.fll, . p. HAI.UIUV.
IIKMIT I. IMtXIUAr, K. . I t SMV,,ilAl.
0. 0. ll.UA)tON, HI-cl'llhN lllllli.
II. II. I.AM1XK.
Excliuiine, Coin and United StaUs Duiids
UOIOHT AND HOLD.
Depo.lm received and a general bonking lu.ine.
ENTERPRISE SAVINGS HANkT
Chartered Mureu 31, ViWS.
OFVICfc IX CITY XATIOXAL DANK.
INTF.HEST pi'.d on depoulm Man a t and ej,.
tembi-r Int. Intercut not ffllbdrawo in uddeil Im
mediately t the principal of I bo uVpoaiC. Ilirn li;
K' viui; I lit in componud intercut.
tf" Children and married wouu-u tuny dfp.nit
money and no one else ouu draw it.
WALTER IIYSLOP. Tiieasuiieh.
PAINTS, OILS, WALL I'AI'KI!. ETC.
Paiiits.Oils, Varnishes. Brushes
Window Glo-ss, Window Shades. Etc.
Alwnji on hsnd the celebrated ii.i.i.v:satixii
Bross' Building. Com-'
liiereiaJ Ave.. I
31 HAT MAlikF.T.
STKA M HOA.TS.
stun of th liuft'nlo II.-.Kl
No W). Ohio 1
KOEHLER DUOS., Propi idors,
A full luid rninpletft caipplir of tlie liect of nil
kinds meat alwavo on hand. Orders AllwJ ai uuv
hour, day oriilht.
The Cairo Box anil Basket Co.
will n itNisn
Flooring, SidinV. .Lath, Etc
At the very lowet rates.
Having a Heavy Stock of Logs on Hand,
We re prepared to
SAAV OUT SPECIAL ORDERS
On tho aliorU'im ollra,
A8PUC1ALTY mnri ot hTKAMIK.AT LCMllKft,
WubIko iimmiraetiiniFHUlT HOXMATIililALS
Iruckvr, UuUv, l'acklnu lionta, Burnt, IWlnip
Mllk-lur- and (Vmlcnli. r uuilmil.i.d puilu
I I"" "f !l Hio li.i.liir I in rml. 1
niniiHimiilinnl' li-Ii-Uitn' pif.i i,t.i:i,
IHIY (ionps, I ,j t
j ( , ( U)STIN
I LOSLXN A 1 I.
I i i"iic ..i wui: i
Goods uiul Clothing House In this ( j:
' . . .. , , ,,
u" receiving IICW (moils duilv II II 1 j
' some lilies of I'l IM'C'IV mi ri(,r,
1 Ahl r-1 ' LI I
j and 3IATTI.(.: silk. ( iishmn-es. U
relies, jn, a -,.,., I1111V (ri ((
! Myles of Dress (iomls. Fii. .;i,
lad in every tD-jia it iiM-jit of their ),J
iitss, they cordially jmitc the ;i
to call and see their stock.
,STA HUSHED Usui.
JiDWAlM) A. iuf:
i.Suri-cMor lo E. A W. B;:d.:fi.
MANUKACTUIHXG JEW F.LKi.'.
And l)i ol r iu
Watches, Clocks. FincJewir
Cor. Eighth St. mid Washington Am
Watchmaker tV Jewel c
NO. 10 EIGHTH STKEET,
Hi'lwe..n i'nuiii:er UI and I
FIXE WATCH WOIJK A Sl'EC IALY
j ti)J-:uf.ali!Kiid allkiudc of iriu u- i. i
J kiod -Soll,i J--iry "'
XVAY YORK STOKE,
WHOLESALE AND K ETA II..
The Largest Variety StuclJ
in Tin-: city
GOODS SOLD VEUVCLoSr
Cur. Nineteenth tree( ainl I 'oii... II!
l oiiiuierciiil ! villi 0, 1J1,
c. o. r ATI j : i v co.
Ohio Levee and