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CAIRO. ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY MORNTNO, DECEMBER I, loTil.
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL KAM.KOAD.
X:tm p.m. 1:U) p.m.
4:uti a.m. 11 4ft p.m.
11:10 am 4:00 s.m.
(1:40 p.m. &;(p.m.
CA1HO AND V1NCKNKJJ8 HAll.hUAU
10:00 p.m. 4:4!a.m.
M. AM hOLTIIEUN RAILROAD.
T. LOUIS, 1
Kxyre. ... . R:'M.m. S:lp.in.
LA 1 11(1 AMI nl. LUUIO imii.mvi..
'thmuRh KiprcM 5:16 p.m. I0;()a.ui.
alurpliy.ooro Accoiiimouaiiun.i:.i p.iu. i.iuip.m.
Kfcept MumUy. 1hcepl .iloui:y.
1KNERAL DELIVERY open :. .m.; eloae
1 8:rt0 p.m. j Sunday: K lo U . in.
Money Order Department open at 8 a. m.j clom-a
nl t p. m. .
riiruiiiiu r.xpre miiiu via imnoi i.emrni
Mlwdaeippl Central Railroad clone nl p. '
Cnlro iiuil Poplar Muff Through and Wuy Mali
doee nl 1J::J0 p. ni . ...
u. tun vIh llllnul. Central. Cairo and In-
a-nue uiid .MinK.wiippl Central lUllroada clows at
H ' Yt 111 .
Way Mail for Nanow liauie. lUllroad cloM-a at 8
Cairo and Kvaimvlllc Illu-r Route clo at 8:9J
p. n. daily (except rrlday). ,
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R
Shortest and Quickest Route to
Bt. Louis and Chicago
rPUK only road running two dally train from Cairo
X maatug direct connccuon who "
THAIKl LXAVS OAIMO.
1:10 p. m.: Kat eipre, arriving lo M. Lonl :Vi
p. m.; (.Dicagoo:;. ni.
1.10 p. in. CINCINNATI A LOUISVILLE
l4l,,.ln f'ln.lnn.ll t7i a. m : Loul.vllle
7:11 a. m.: lndianaiioli 4:15 a. in. l'wngi-r hy
ttiia tralo ajriv at above poln,
12 TO o HOURS IN ADVAN'CE
Of any other route.
1 . 1 r. m. r"at Mall, with lcf per attached. for
I 1 tl T. LOI IHandCHICAUO. arriviDBln ht
I ..l. -f mi . m ( htravo 1 6:41 v. m.. COOIK'Cl
I ng at odlii or Klflngham for Cincinnati, Louiavllle
FAST TIME EAST.
Pa CCWPIfO'1! '!l line no throurh
AonJjrSUrlW tne K.t without any
itnlay caoaod by Sunday Intervening. The hatnr
dv afternoon train from Cairo arrive In hi w ork
Monday morning at I0:. Thirty -tx lioara in ao-
vn. of auy othi-r route.
tW AdvertlmrmenU of competing llnra that they
make belter time than tUla ou are i""'d ""u'
ilinmL'b lunorance or a ai'airr 10 minrao uic v""
V.w uiruuith ticket and Information apply at lili-
...a. ....-. IfMllmMa dfiKii. Cairo.
uvip . . : . . .. s,7 ,7 . n. . it...
TUA13 AKKiMk ai (-Ainu.
. 4:ou a.m.
' JAs' jollNSON. tien'l honlhern Ar'I.
J. H. JON KS, Ticket Agvut.
fjAlRO ct ST. LOUIS R. R.
Shortest Line to St. Louis!
rpil K train, hv thl. road ronni'i-t at St. Ixn! anil
1 Ka.t St lAiiii. with ail othir llnea 10 the KAh'l.
Thronch eipn leave. Calm M ".
TliriiQiru eiprr arrlvm at Eal Ht. i.oul :4.i p.m.
Mariibv.boro accommodation leavin Cairo M:I5 j.m.
M iirphVi.hi.ro arc. arrive, at Murjihjalioro b:fp.ni.
Throndi expn- l'- Eai-t St I.oul..... H:4.Sa m.
nrrou'h expr.nn arrive, at Cairo : J
Murabr.boro ace. leave. Xnrphvuboro. . . . S:Va.in.
.Murphynboro acc. arrive at l alro U:m p.m.
j.VUy.MnLUuBllroad I. the only ALL
It ML KorriC lii-lm-en Cairo and St. Loui. nnder
ine mamtirmenl : then-fore Itiere are no delav. at
tut tailon anallitii! coiitiecllon. from other lliie..
t r- .enger i;olng North. Northea.t and W eet
abou'ld not buy their tl. k- t. until they have exam
ined our rale, and mule..
I, M JOHNSON, fleneral Manager.
QAIRO & YIXCENNES R. R.
... virriViTIIE SIIOUTEST
1)1 JUL IV) KvuiiKVilli
17 If TI I'M TUB HllliKTEST TO LOVIS.
W 31 I LIV YII.LE. CINCINNATI. UAL-
TIMOKK AND WASHINGTON.
li if r 1 LV THE SIIOUTEST TO INDIAN
M .MILKS Al'oLlS.l'lULAOELI'lllA.NEW
YOKE AN II HOSTON
SIX HOURS SAVED
Over lrain of .11 other mule making the name
t- 'a.i-iiL'er by other route to make eotniec
Urn,, inu.l ride all niflit. wnltim; from one to li
hour at mall country Malloiif fur Irailia of con
T L' A C V f II V T TII E FACT and take imr 4 : fi
UriMrj.'lIirill. tt, ,, (mln, rcarhliiB hvan
lll. IndlaniipoH. CluclnnaU and Lnnl.vllle aame
day. Train leave and arrive at Cnlro aa follows:
Mall leave, m.tZ'
Mull arrive 10:00p.m
' Through ticket and check tt all Important
k" a" MILLER HOSWKLL MILLER,
llen i 1'awMirnnt. General Hup t.
L. 11. CIIVRC1I. rnenger Aiicnl.
gT. I,; I. M. .t SOUTHERN.
, Kipriw inve Cairo dolly
Sxpreaa urrlve at Cairo dully
. 5:00 am,
I) Y K.I NO AND HEN0VATINU.
rOUU OLD CLOTHES
CAN MK HEACTIIYLI.T
DVIOI) Oil UEPAIUKD
At a TrillinB KiMnse-C. 0. 1).
C1IAS. SHKLLKY, NO. 30 KIG1ITH ST.
lWUdli Md UenU' old UW Badt naw.
St. Louis, Cairo and Tailurah Packet
HI'LENMD HlftKWIf KKL F'RKffSIIT A XI) I'AS-
Si DESMET, S2U
JOHN MMNEK M.in-r.
JOHN LKAMK.N ners.
Loaves Cairo every Wedueaday nl i p.m. fa l'udii-
fh. . . . . .
Leave Cairo cvtiry murKuuy at u p.m. lor m.
' 'l-'or frtilichtar panosuu apl.v on Hullldev A 1'hllllpn'
wharf bout, or lo JAM KM BIOOS, Ayi-iil.
VI. Ohio Leveu.
Fr Columbus, llickimiii and New M.ulrid
JOSEPH AMIJUOS Muster.
LEAVES CAIIIO KVE1IV
i ri'SDAYJIHRSDAY and SATIUD.V Y
For freight or pmKai;u applyou llalllduy & 1'hll
llim' Wharf boat, or to
JAMES llltitiS. Al'iiiI.
Mi Ohio 1 ''vce. . . .
QAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
foot Fourth at
R a. ni.
10 a. tn.
M::J a. m.
10::) a. m.
i!::i p. m.
V a. iu.
11 a. n,.
3 p. ni.
i p. m.
GKIM EIW AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
gTRATTON A BIRD,
57 OHIO LEVEE.
AGENTS AMERICAN 1,0WI)F.EC0MI',Y
W. STLAfroM. Cairo.
T. Bum. Mlewitlri
WATcnia. JEWELKY. ETC,
Edwakd A. Buder
(Snrce.Mir lo K. 4 W. riuder,',
And Pealer. In
Watches, Clocks, Fine Jewelry
Cor. Eifflith St. and Washington Ave.
Wateliiiiaker & Jeweler
NO. 10 EIGHTH STREET,
Uelw.- n l'onimeri l und I
V.rhini;liin oe, , )
FINE WATCHWORK A SPECIALTY, i
I Ei;raviiij! and all kind of rvpairiui! tn-nt')-I
r All kind, of Solid Jewelry made m order.
hiuiiof lb.- Itiiflalo Head.
N,i!J.v,'!!'10 Cairo. 111.
KOEHLEIl DUOS., Proprietors.
JOI'i AHKIiTi. Afj;ent.
A full and rompletw anpplv of the lie.l of all
kind meat alway 011 hand. Order Ailed at any
hour, day urnllu.
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
WholcHiilo Dealci' in Jv.o.
ICE HYTIIK CAR LOAD ORTON, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Cai' Iioadn i f?ioc'ittlty.
ok Fit; 1:1
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
V; M. Stoi kllelli. Freilollfl llniHI.
Stockkletii & TJkoss,
Sii(vi!or to K. M. 8to:kfiith,
lllipOl'UTrt mid WlioUulo (ll'lllci M 111
Fdn-lyrii and Domestic
LIQUORS AND "WINKS,
lllilm'. Ki lly lland, Cnuviha, California and im
porlrd I'orl, Mn-rrv, Miilara Wiu and Cham
paitni'ii. No. (2 Ohio Levee, Cairo, 111.
OYSTERS AMI FISH.
Wholi .! and retail denier III
OYSTEIiS AND FISH,
Oysters in Itulk and Can. Sea Fisli,
Native I Mi, Celery and liame.
Particular atumtioii paid lo ord' r from abroad
tud all Mock guaranteed whin .hipped.
XSLHAJJCE AGENCY OF
Wells & Kertji,
Royal Canadian ! ciS'Soold.
(Of Montreal. Can.)
li..:t.'c-1. K ivvoi.w.u ' Kt Toronto. r.iO.
(Of Toronto. Canl.
Ill II l.ll .lliivi iv.u i a.
Af ;11i 511a I Eire and Marine (MIlMlle, N. J.)
Jlllltwi) Amu, 9l.4tX.W7.tH.
c .....! .1 i tOf Nevf Yorkt'ltv).
1'. I (Of Philadelphia: calabllahcd in 1H04 )
l. IlllMl ) AWIt, ra.lKIAJn.
Vi.xiiii-ni'w (f I'aylon. l) ).
r irenian ; .wu : $4io.i;.
c,.,,..,,,,, I (Of Krwport, III ).
1 1 erman , A-tw tw.nM
K1SKS WKITTEN AT FA I H HATES.
OtH In Vloxandcr County 3tuuk,
2 s e
w o x
i v uiiiiiiiMMUii jiuitnaiiis,
FLOUR. GRAIN AND HAY
1 Egyptian Flouring Mills
j llijrhest Cash Price Paid tor Wheat.
J ACOI! WALTER,
- AND -
Dealer iu LVoshMeat.
lli'twi-eit WuHlihijrtim and Coin-iiu'i-ciul
Av,, iuli)inln Iliiiiiiyu.
KEEPS for nale the 1et Iteef. l'ork. Mutton, Veal,
I.umli, Sauai;e. e., and I prepared loaurvn
fniiillle in an Ki-eeitahlu inauner.
The t'airo Rox and Rnsket Co.
Flooring, SidinHr. Lath, Kto
At the very Inwiwl ratea.
Havlnp; a Heavy Stock of Logs on If and.
We are im-pared to
SAW OUT SPECIAL ORDEIW
On the iihorleun ullco,
AfirECIALTY mad KTKAMHOAT Lt'MRKH,
Crtektr.Cudv, 1'ickln Boaea Blan-, Heading
MARKETS BY TELKORAPII
LivKni-oor, DtccmlnT 'J. 2 p. m
Wheat Mt.'iuly Winter, 8b 10lftlM1d;
Spring, h 0iI$?0h 3d; (,'ulifornirt aver
age, 9s 7d9s Od; Culifuniiii club, Os Od
lOn-W. Corn new 2a d83sl)d.
CIIICMill CHAIN AND I'UODI'CK,
('lUCAiio, Decemlier !l. 10 a. m. Corn
Deeeiiilx-rliOOiU ; January, 31,'..j'&31-!,,',
May, 83ifoa5!i!i?4'; Wheat Deeenilier,
MJi Jiinuiiry, 4i("j84,'.2'. Pork
January, $7H7J; February, 8 0(lfi68 02'.
CniCAiin, ni-coinlier U, 12:00 M. Pork
Januiin-, $7 U0&7 Fuliruary,
ffi 02iCj8 05. Wheat-January, M;
Decfinlier, H4 1- Oirn Deceinln-r, 31 l.j ;
Januaiy, :'l J(i.31 ; May, 33g.
Chicago, I)pt-cmU.-r 3, 2 :30 p. M. Wheal
Jrtiiiiarj-, 85 asked. Corn January,
31; Fehmaiy, SJiVi May, 85jf.
Pork Deci-mbi-r, fG 70; sale of Janunry,
7 92',;; Felirnary. S 05 Lid.
MONEY MADE AND LOST.
A It 1(11 MN (INK IIAV, A Nil A lli(AH
TIIK NKXT ( AK1.1.H OK 1)K. J. J. MC
IIHIHK. Dr. J. J. Mcllridc, tho self-tyled -Kinj,'
of Pain," and the greateat fraud and moht
arrunt huiuhug (levclopvd during tlic nine-U-enth
century, ia now in thu city of New
York. Thu name fellow was in Cairo, sev
eral years ago hired the Atheneum, had
another man talk for him while lie strided
amiss the stage, drinking hiaown nostrum;
hut he made it pay most handsomely. He
sold ISO bottled ol his ntuff at one dollar
each, that night, and during the next day
sold nearly B00 ImiHIcr from the carriage
ix-d of bin $4,000 team, which he drove
alM.it the city. In Philadelphia he wild
44.000 bottle in thn weeks: in, Cincin
nati, $14,000 worth in thirteen days; in
Menmhis, $15,000 worth in truth, he found
hundi-ils and thousand)! of ciiKtiuiu-r-i
wher-ver he went. When lie reached San
Fran :isco he had a bank account of $120,.
000, Four months afterwards he came
back to Cairo, penniless wearing
a iuit of clothes that win
in tatters, and to crown his wretchedness,
he had a bl iekened eye. lie had lost cy-
it he had in flic world, ut the card
table bis passion for gambling causing
him to M ike his money, teum, his watch,
even liis clothing. A more forlorn, pitiable
looking object, we had not seen in many a
day. Borrowing a five dollar bill from a
Cairo ucitiHintancc, and obtaining three
dollar worth of circulars from us on a
crt-dir, he made another start. His ap
pearance, however, was against him. He
left t'airo on foot, reached Perry county,
where btminess placed enough money in his
KK'ket to pay his way to New York.
During the past twenty-five years this fel
low has sold, certainly not less than $;),000
000 worth of his medicine, and as he ob
tained adollar for what cost him only 14 cents,
mare than $2,500,000 of his receipts were
clear profit. All this vast sum, save his per
sonal expenses, was lost at the card table,
lint for his passion for cards Dr. J. J. Mc
Jlride, fraud as he is, would to-day be one
of the richest men in America.
His brother, James McRride, is an cn
gineer on one of the Cincinnati and Mem-
phis packets, is a good engineer and a good
man; but 'Priest.'' as his old schoolmates
were wont to call him, found out that hum
bugging the dear people was a profitable
business, and has applied himself lo that
occupation during the past quarter ol a
I century. Me now lias an olnce on riltli
avenue, in New York, and is playing, with
marked success the role of Magnetic Phy
sician. " THE PROPOSED "tEStTmONIAL."
Ei)iToitRt'i.i.KTiN : My attention has been
culled to a communication in last Saturday's
issue, headed as abuve.
Now, Mr. Editor, I heartily concur in a
previous article written by you, favoring a
purse of gold, 11s the most suitable token of
appreciation, and one which would be most
acceptable to his Honor, who gave all his
time, money and business to the cause for
which the testimonial is proposed. Still,
"A Woman's" idea of a watch and chain us
a testimonial, is excellent, and one to be
I being a man and a subscriber to the
"purse," would most humbly make my bow,
and suggest to the lady contributor to your
columns, that she organize or assist in or
ganizing a committee of ladies of this city,
to raise a sufficient fund, (which can be
e.isily done, for who would refuse a lady
committee his mite for such a laudable pur
pose?) and carry out her idea by purchas
ing a watch and chain, and presenting the
same to his Honor. I am certain the Mayor
would feel more honored, and prize the
testimonial greater, coming from the ladies
of Cairo, than from tho gentlemen; and
when abroad, dressed in cloth, he could,
and knowing full well his Honor's extreme
frailty, would, with exulting pride, tell
every acquaintance ho might meet: "This
was presented to me, sir, by the ladies of
tho city of Cairo, 4s a mark of appreciation
of my unselfish i-urvkc. as their chief ex
ecutive.'' A Mas.
FROM THE FEDERAL CAPITAL.'
After considerable consideration several
influential DefniicratH Lave decided that tho
"cipher telegram'1, biwiness shall Vie investi
gated, and on an early day Of the 'coming
session a resolution looking to such investi
gation, either by the Potter committee or
by a committee to be specially appointed,
will b(t Introduced. There will be little if
Buy opposition. The result will doubtless
be that Mr. Tilden will be shown to have
had no knowledge of the contents of the
dispatches, even if some of them are not
shown to be bogus, and others essentially
perverted in the translation.
There is now much talk of a proposition
mentioned by me in a previous letter as
having been made by a Western Democrat,
namely, that the Dcmnt-ratH should elect
Representative Ulackburn speaker of tbe
house ot the Forty-sixth congress. It is
urged by tho friends of the movement thaj
Mr. niitc.kliurn. would, by a conservative
course as" speaker, do much to dissipate
northern distrust of the south. This is the
only reason given for thowing over
board Mr. Randall and electing Mr. Ulack
burn. J he proposition needs but a mo
ment's consideration. It would be inexpe
dient, if we look at the matter as one of
policy, to elect a southern man. The mere
fact rf such an election wuild do more to
damage the Democratic party than could be
repaired by the most conservative course of
any speaker, Rut the movement has little,
strength with Democrats. It ie an inven
tion of the radicals.
The Commission on the transfer of tho
Indian bureau to the War Department w ill
bold its final meeting here very soon,
Secretaries McCrary and Schurz, and army
officers and Interior Department officials
will testify. This promises to be one of the
most exciting topics of discussion during
the session of congress.
So far, the bills completed by the house
appropriation committee, do not vary in
uiuounts from what was appropriated last
year. The pension bill, not yet ready to
.submit, will show a slight increase. It is
now said that all the department estimates
were made smaller than heretofore at th :
urgent request of Secretary Sherman, who
was ami is anxious that there shall be no
disquieting debates in the house until after
January 1st. Then, if tho attempt to re
sume specie payments promises success, the
senate can add umendments to the house
bills covering such amounts as were not at
first asked for by the secretaries.
In the United States court of Alexandria,
Va., the suit of the Lee heirs for the posses
sion of tho Arlington estate came up on
Tuesday last, but was put over until next
To-night Washington's principal citizens
will give a supper to Mr. Keating, one of
the editors of the Memphis Appeal. Dur
ing the time when Memphis was neatly do
populated by the yellow fever, and to stay
there was almost certain death, Mr. Keat
ing remained at his post, and by making
the actual condition of affairs known through
his paper, did much to give intelligent di
rection to northern charitv.
A Pkorlem I.ONU since Solved. How
to remedy those prolific causes of disease
an impoverished circulation and an impaired
digestion, was a problem the solution of
1 which had often baffled medical skill, but
which was solved over a quarter of a cen
tury ago by the introduction of Ilostetter's
Stomai h Hitters to public and professional
notice. Since that time, which may well
be said to have initiated a new epoch in the
history of medicine, the remedy mid pre
ventive referred to has obtained a foothold
in the confidence of the American people
that each succeeding year has only served
to strengthen. It is recognized through
out he Union as 1 tonic of the first order, a
remedy for and sure means of preventing
fever and ague, and disorders of the stomach
and bowels; as a reliable means of reform
ing a disordered state of the liver, and of
counteracting a tendency to rheumatism,
gout, urinary and uterine disorders.
Fok Salk. A good Milch Cow.
at the Bulletin Office.
The parents and guardians of school
children should bear in mind that A. W.
Pyatt & Co. keep every description of school
books used in the public schools in Cairo,
and offer them at prices that should have a
controlling influence with economical buy
ers. At the packing house of Hinklo,
Thisllcwood & Moore, on Commercial av
enve, one hundred hogs a day are cut up,
consequently pigs' feet, spare-ribs, buck
bones and other trimmings are for salo in
large or small quantities, at almost "give
away" prices. Tho firm are putting up
very tine new lard in small packages, for
family use. To this they invite special at
tention. 1 1
Wood Seventy-five Cents Per Lout.
Until December 15th, the Cairo Box and
Basket company will sell at their factory
corner of Thirty-fourth and Lcveo streets,
dry wood at 73 cents per load. Will deliver
anme to any part of the city at $1.23 per
load. To receive prompt attention, cash
must accompany thu order.
Foil; the finest Imported Wines, go to
' . STOCKKI.KTli A Minis.
Ay tho finest brands of c'urars und to-
Jiacco, fino cut and plug, meerschaum und
other piiies, cigar holders, etc., etc., a large
aiut yaned-stock, lot sale ut wholesale and
retail, ut F. Korsniytrs, Sixth street near
Thu finest stoves In the .world, Tin
Westminister Rase Hunter, and the Cham
pion Monitor cook stove at t
i 1 A. Hai.lky'h.
Hi v. your school I took s ot A. W. Pyutt '
Co. Their stock is'cimiplcto; and their
prices such as defy successful competition. .
,- y y
Milk kou Sale. A strong. -trjctaMi- -mule,
well, adapted for service in a (bin ,
will be sold at a low.flgure. ", ',,
Apply to 1!a.n.nn it Co.
Smiikeks, it you wish a ihii? '"Key WenC .,
"IniportLtl" cigar, call at' ko'rsniierV
.'in1 store. It is the only place In the city
almost daily in rceipt of fresh goods
Fou a good shave tor ten .(nts, a gixil
hair cut for twenty-live cents g to Hcnry
Schiek's barber shop, No. 142 Coniuien : ii
Fou fine imported Liquors, gTj j,,
St(K KKLKT'll (V linos.
Tiik largest und Is-st" stoelv-f stove
tinware and all articles pertaining to the
trade, at prices to suit thu purchase at
Ik you would save money,, buy your
school books,stationery, etc., ol, .U. Pj -att&Co.
Their stock ifujl.antfa IHtl:
inquiry will satisfy you that thcirJprietware '
as low as the lowest. '.. '
Fou the largest und best selected To( k
of Liquors, Wines and Cordials of Ml
to be found in Southern Illinojsj gd h
Stik kj-tetii ii Rimihs.
, ...mm r t'
It see n is impossible that a remedy miidv
of such common, simple plants us Hpns,
llucliu, Mandrake, Dandelion, etc. , sjiould
tnake so many and such marvclotis nrd .
wonderful cures as Hop Hitters do, but
when old and young, rich and poor, pastil',
and din-tor, lawyer aiid editor, all testify'tj-'
having Ix-en cured by them, you musyi
lieve and try them yourself, and douhVn".
longer. See other column. ' i
Fou the best California llrundiesMnil '
Wines, go to Stuckklkth & Hroks
The Hicrkyk, It is 11 well established
fact,' that Tabler's Huckcyp 'KIJ Ointment
will cure, if used according to directions,
the .Esculus Hippocastanum, or ilori
Chestnuts, commonly known as the Hiick-;
eye, has been highly esteemed for many
years, owing to the fact, that it possess, f
virtues, lying in the bitter principle calh-il
Esculin, which can be utilized for the cure of
Piles. If affected with that terrible .lic
ense, use Huckcye Pile Ointment and be re
lieved. Harcluv Brothers, agents, Cairo, 111.
South America and Southern U.nitel
States. Owing to the warm and delight
ful climates, their inhabitants grow willow
from torpid Livers, Indigestion and all di
easos arising from disordered Stomach an-l
Bowels. They should ot course, Ht 'l
times keep f he liver active, and to our read
ers we would recommend Tabler's Vegeta
ble Liver Powder. .Taken in time, will of
ten save money and much suffering. Price
50 cents. Barclay Brothers, agents, C.u'o',
It Works Well Enough.
the ei.ecthic' 1.1(1 ut is in stkady use ix
the minimis "times" composim; room
I London World
The state of expectation in which tho
public mind allows itself to be held with
reference to the so called "divisibility" of
the electric light by Mr. Edison is some
what surprising, seeing that all the time
this divisibility is a fait accompli in Eng
land, and may be witnessed and tested nj
'night of the "week at the Times printing
oflice. Armed with mi order for this pur
pose 1 went there the other evening, mi l
this is what I saw: From the gas light i
merged suddenly into what seemed a flood
of daylight, which came from six small
lamps' placed at intervals round u largo
room, in which compositors and others were
busy at work. These lamps were suspend
ed so as to lie raised and lowered at will.
In compliance with the wish of one of th
gentlemen present, one of those lights, se
lected at haphazard, was turned out by
means of a tap, and it remained out with
out the slightest prcceptiblu increase in the
volume of light in the other lumps. Then
another light at a distance was treated in a
similar manner, and with a like, result.
Theso two wire then relit by a turn of the
tap the reverse way and turned on full pow
er. Then one was slightly "lowered" e
as to give about one third its full light, ;w
with ordinary gas. In shot we found ther
a useful and agreeable light, which ran be
modi-rated and arranged to suit all circum
stances. This is the Rapictf light. I am
no electrician and shall not attempt to give
a technical description of the apparatus
employed, but it seemed to pusses rfc
simplicity. M. Rupicff says he can turn
ten lights in tho circuit; that his rurbon
will burn for ten liour: that they can l'
easily renewed, and without cxtinguisliir;
thu lighu. Ho further estimates its com
parative cost with gas as less than a third.
His statements may he taken for what they
are worth ; hut, judging from what I actual
ly av in the Times oliice, I should say the
sooner gas shareholders liegin to "hedge"
by investing In electric light shares the