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TIIJ5 DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY lfJ, 1879.
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
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OFFICIAL PAPER Of ALEXANDER COl'XTV.
M.B. Harrell, Kdltor.
The receipts of wheat in St. Louis for
186i were 13,979,093 bushels, "against
8,274,131 bushels in 1877. Of this amount
1,841,6:59 bushels were shipped vu the jet
ties route, against 1)31,433 bushels in 1S77.
The most prosperous countries to-day in the
world, and the ones that are gliding smooth
est over the hard times, are those in which
silver and gold are equal as a basis of val
ues. The) most oppressed and distressed
countries in the world, are those in which
gold is the ony standard of value.
Tub receipts of flour at St. Louis since
1870 has been upwards of 12,000,000 bar
rels, the largest receipts occurring in the
year 1873 when they reached 1,083,898 bar
rels. The sales for the same period ot time
were 2,000,000 barrels, the largest s:t!es be
ing in 1872 when they reached 440,031
Is remarking upon the appearance ot
counterfeit pennies in the city of Detroit,
Secretary Sherman, in his last report to
Congress, takes the ground that the issu
ance of this base coin is nothing less than
a diabolical echeme to defraud the print
ersto compel them to go to church to get
rid of the bogus stuff.
As the only remedy for the present
financial depression in Great Britain, the
Eirl of Derby suggests wholesale emigra
tion to America and Australia. Derby did
not say when he expected to start himself.
Poor people who are willing to work for it
can make a living in any part or this great
DuRtso no single session of Congress
ever held were there so many deaths among
the members as during the last session of
the 45th Congress. The mortality among
the members of the house is fearful ; and it
is not conscience that kills them, either. If
'talk" wcre,aJdangerous disease, every Rad
ical member of both Houses would have
been coffined before the holidays.
Spkaklnu of the venerable General
James Shields, the State Register says:
"He has won honor and glory all his life,
but the people of Illinois do not fail tore
member with pride that as an Illinoisan
he first appeared at the bar, on the bench,
in the 6enate, and as a soldier. His deeds
are a part of history, and his lame will
long be cherished by the people of this
While we of the North are inveighing
againts the Southern States for not paying
their debts, it would bo well for us to give
a thought to the fact that we furnished
them the example of ImUi scaling and re
pudiation. And wo should further remem
ber that if the money stolen from the South
by Northern carpet-baggers, who, for years
preyed upon the substance of that people,
were returned, they would be in a condition
to pay their debts two or three times over.
This is rather a worm-wood charge for our
pipe; but it will not be honest or candid iu
us to refuse to smoke it.
It is not often that our southum cotem
poraries ' wing" the rebol-lmters of tho
Chicago press, but in the paragraph that fob
lows the marksman of the Louisvillo (Jour
ier-Jounml breaks both the wings of the
bird that presides over the columns of the
Chicago Inter-Ocean, and renders it, tail
and all, as innocent of feathers as the tliigl
of an ostrich:
"Tho Chicago luter-Ocrnn admits says
the Courier-Journal, that lawlessness
bounds in Illinois, and that murder is not
puuisheil, but is silly enough to try to c.x
CUM it on the ulleged gruiiud that "tlio
murders of tlio south ami tlio huuting , of
inert with bloodhounds constitute a reign of
terror." That Is indeed truly terrible,
but the Inter-Occnn must admit that tho
bloodhound business Is reitlly it mild spe
cics of amusement com pared with tlio roast
ing of white men by a slow fire, as appears
to bo the practice in the Republican "ban
nor State" of Nebraska."
The cities ot tho South are awakening
to tho necessity of economy. Says tho
Mavor of Atlanta : " Wc must run the city
on what we receive, and we must not go ono
dollar beyond it. Tho appropriations for
tho various departments must bo so man
aged that tho receipts will cover them all
It is going to bo a hard year, but I believe
the council is determined to make it a Rafe
It was an honor, well iutended, and
thankfully received, to nominate old Gen
erald Shields for the bhort-term Senator
ship from Missouri; but it was an honor
rather empty of emoluments. The unex
pired term that the General will fill, only
runs forty days; but the selection of the old
man gives him a distinction never before
conferred upon an American citizen. He
can, as no other man ever could, boast of
the fact of having been the Senator of three
sovereign States. Wearing this crown, tho
old bullet-riddled hero, and honest old
statesman, will die happy.
Nobody ever dreamed that among the
four hundred million people of China there
ever was a single one who possessed the ac
cuteness to get up a spirited retort. But that's
a mistake. The chief of the Chinese lega
tion in Washington is as sharp as the point
of a Wosterhnlm lancet. Somebody asked
him the other day. what would become of
his countrymen who wished to live and
work away from China, if the United States
should close its dixrs against them. 'They
will all go to Ireland," s;tid the official ce
lestial; " that is the only country the Irish
do not rule."
From the time when Victor Emanuel
took possession of the civil administration
in Rome, until the death of Pius IX., the
people of the Eternal City who consider the
House of Savoy merely a usurping invader
abstained from voting or otherwise partici
pating in politics, so as not to give any
sanction or countenance to the strangers.
Pope Leo XIII. does not approve of this
policy ot total abstinence, and the dispatch
es state that all classes of the Romans will
hereafter have their say at the polling pla
ces and in the government councils. There
appears to be an abundance ot practical
common sense in the new departure.
Madams Anderson having walked her
2700 quarter miles in 2700 quarter hours,
is the heroine of Brooklyn, and has gained
a name that is world-wide. Can't some of
our Cairo ladies do something wonderful,
and, as the Madame did, win the aiiplau.se
of the nation. If there is a lady in Cairo who
can eat a thousand oysters in a thousand
minutes, that lady's fame and fortune is
made the moment the feat is accomplished.
If any of our ambitious masculines are
hankering after notoriety, the way is open
to them too. Let them, or any one of them,
suck four dozen eggs, and their name goes
down among the modern nrodiLries. instan-
The efforts being made by Republican
newspaperstoattach a national importance to
Grant's journeyings in the "Old World," is
becoming exceedingly nauseating to sensi
ble men, to say the least of it. His "grand
receptions" and the "royal honors" tendered
to and bestowed upon him, would scarcely
be heard of on this side of the Atlantic,
were it not tor the salaried correspondents
who torm part of his gang. In the eyes
of disinterested parties, the affairs over
which the flunky correspondents make such
an ado, nre very tame demonstrations in-
leed, and no more to be compared to the
voluntary and enthusiastic hurrahs that at
tend tho journeyings of Beaconsfleld or any
other European statesman or diplomat,
than tho pop of a pocket pistol is to be
compared to the roar of a hundred pounder
mortar, lite blue-veined aristocrats of
Europo hold him in contempt for his ple-
bian blood, and the plebians give him a
hurrah occasionally, because thereunto
moved, they scarcely know why. Hence, we
repeat, take away tho correspondents who
form a part of tho Grant gang ami who
write directly under Grant's rye, mid we
would hear but little of "Grant iu the
Orient'' or Grant anywhere else.
THE REPUBLICAN "BLACK HOMO."
Tho truths embodied In the following
article, winch we take from tho New York
Sun, are so tersely stated and ho pointedly
put, that we cannot resist the temptation to
give them place in tho columns of The
uu.leti.n, aliliough we render ourselves
liable to the charge, thereby, of resurrect
tag "a politieul still'" that should have re-
timinml hiil away.
1, . -
is nlli t reft i,., renter'- '!. ,.,,
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uuiuni, 10 tie" I 'I" 1 I'1" " .'
dentin n.io ivestigate alleged
frauds ut the November election iu Louis-
iana, holding their meetings In, tho office of
J. Madison 'Wells, Surveyor of tho Port.
As tho uinstcr spirit of thu Returning
Board, of 1872 hecounted out the Vairly elect
ed State ticket and returned a fraudulent
Legislature. In the same capacity in 1870
he counted out the Tilden electors with
8,000 majority on tho returns of the Re
publican Supervisors. IIo and his two sons
are now holding Federal offices of value,
and exercising largo influence in the dis
posal of patronage, as their reward for
theso party services.
The Custom House was the hcadourtcrs
of tho Hayes organization for manuftctur-.
ing affidavits by tho wholesale for negroes
to sign with their cross marks. It wu the
headquarters for forgeries, perjuries, and
tho other criminal means which John Sher
man and his confederates supervised in
their capacity of "visiting statesmen" It
was tho refuge of Kellogg when stricken
with fear of the very peoplo whom he
claimed to govern by their choice. It has
been for thirteen years a house of spoliation
and of jobber'.
Mr. Teller must feel quite nt home in
the building, and especially in the oilico
of Wells, the concocter of most of the vil
lainy by which the vote of Louisiana has
been repeatedly stolen, and the chief agent
in tho conspiracy by which Hayes reached
the white house and John Sherman the
Of all places, the custom house of New
Orleans would be the most appropriate for
the investigation of fraud, if it were direct
ed in the right way, ami by competent men.
Sooner or latter the dark recesses of that
edifice will be penetrated by an electric
light, and the gloomy walls be made to
give up the secrets they have held so long.
DOWN WITH THE ANTIQUATED
Will not the present General Assembly,
in the interest of justice and economy, and
in obedience to what is the manifest de
mand of our ltctter civilization, abolish that
antiquated abomination, the Grand Jury?
It owes its origin to the necessity that grew
out of the social and legal classification of
men, (a necessity that never existed in
America) and stands to-day, as one of the
very few hateful relics of the past, that the
march of mind has not overthrown and
trodden in the earth.
While there nre many good ami valid
reasons while the abominable system should
be abolished, there is not one reason, de
serving the name, why it should be main
tained. It serves as an instrument whereby
bad men may reek revenge upon their lx-t-
ters; it sets np men, all unlearned in the
law, to pass judgment upon a state of
facts that could be more intelligently and
expeditiously determined by the 'single in-
lividual who acts as the final judge of the
same facts. Citizens imprisoned for cause
or no cause, are kept in confinement for
weeks and months to await the stated meet
ings of the jury, although the charges
against them might be disposed of by the
judge, without hazard to the public morals,
in a sin-'le dav. The system entails
an expense upon the people that
is wholly needless an expense
of more than live hundred thousand dollars
a year to the state, and proportionately
heavy to the counties. In the small county
of Alexander, it takes from their business
for a full week at a stretch, every year,
ninetv-two of our farmers, mechanics and
laborers; and often at a time when the bus
iness and crops of the parties summoned,
demand immediate and devoted uttcntion.
And all this is done, not to facilitate the ad
minitsration of justice, but to delay it;not to
insure a just and intelligent application of
the penalty denounced by law against the
criminal; but to take the icspousibility of
leclaring what acts constitute an offence,
out of the charge of men who are schooled
in the science of the law, and to place it
in the hands of those who make no preten
tions to such learning.
As the constitution of our state provides
that "the grand jury may be abolished by
law, in all cases," let our present General
Assembly abolish the cumbersome nuisance
ami have done with it, forever. Being a
relic of tho inquisitorial ago of the "rack"
and "star chamber," "it has never yet,"
says the Chicago Telegraph, "been able to
tree itself from the odium and opprohium
of that period of trials farcically conducted
on ex parte testimony with closed doors.
The wonder is that this grand jury system
so antagonistic to the spirit of the age and
our free institutions, should so long be tol
erated within the precincts of our judici
ary." "Without entering into details concern
ing the ruin it has wrought, it is enough for
our readers to know that the grand jury
bars out the delendent and his defense, It
subjects the Innocent to the prey of the
malicious. Protected by the shield of i(S
secrecy, envy and hate breed suspicion
against tliu honored and law-abiding citi-
zen. while '.lie hluckiii:dlerol!i his v,i.,,i;..,.
i -1 ",v "linn
.i,i, ,i Ju i. ... ,
, n mi uu: niviiii' ' t nil' ,ti
it is no aim r unit u, n i it-1 ui ii t in
no evidence ol guilt of the licensed H
the solemn lliiding of at least twih c meu
that tho bill of indictment is "supported by
good and sufficient evidence" evidence
which ueither tho accused or the public
have any wright to hear, pass upon, or re
but. Yet this reproach must hang over the
accused and haunt him by night and shad
ow him by day until at lastthe slow wheels
of justice grind out a virdict of acquittal.
In the meanwhile the accused has likely
suffered martyrdom been shunned by
kindred slighted by friends, ostracised by
society, aim ruined commercially.
Justice demands when an accusation is
made against the citizen, that he be afforded
a speedy hearing, else the accusation itself
may crush and ruin him before trial. Let
them render valuable service to their con
stituency by introducing immediately a bill
for the iibol'uion of that ponderous, ex
pensive fifth wheel arrangement called tho
JUST THIRTY MINUTES TOO LATE!
For many years past, no incident attend
ing tho ailniinistration ot our criminal
law?, Iia created a profounder sensation
than the execution of Sharpe and McDon
ald, nt Matiih ('hunk, Pennsylvania, on
Tuesday lust, just one-half minute before
the arrival of Governor Hartranl't's reprieve.
The deed for which tho men died was
committed fifteen years ago. The murder
ed man had been a "busy-body" iu "spot
ting his neighlKirs" during the early stages
of tie Rebellion, and in pointing out the
hidin; places and exposing the pretexts of
the nun who sought to avoid tho draft. It
is quite probable that Sharpe and McDon
ald destrved hanging, if not for the crime
of whicl they were convicted, then for other
crimes it which It was more than suspected
they had had a hand. They were ruffians
by nature and practice, and didn't pretend
to be anjthing else. Hypocrisy was, per
haps, the 'inly sin that could not be charged
to their account. , But Itoth of them, from
the start, protested that they were innocent
of the crime of which they had been con
victed, and with their last breath they re
newed this protest on the gallows. Taking
this fart in connection with tho further fact
that the only evidence against them was
that given by three of the most depraved
and vicious scoundrels who ever saved their
necks by turning State's evidence remem
bering this, it is not at all surprising that
the minds of those who assisted in bring
ing the wretched men to the gallows,
should now be harassed by disquieting
Just thirty second after springing the '
trap, a telegraphic reprieve came from Gov
ernor Hartranft; but it found the men
dangling by the neck, in the throes of
strangulation. How. in a hundred places,
that half minute might have been made
good, occurred to every one who traced the
processes by which the reprieve had been
obtained and delivered; but, as stated, it
came too late, and had no power to start
the pulsations of hearts that were already
In giving a few details of the affair a
New York exchange says that when Gov
ernor Hartranft reached home the night
preceding the day of execution, tired and
sleepy, he found the counsel for the con
demned men waiting for him. They pre
sented their reasons for asking a reprieve.
He said he would give them his answer la
ter in the morning, and, we suppose, went
to bed. That he found the reasons urged
by counsel of sufficient weight to warrant
him in interfering h apparent from the fact
that a few hours later he telegraphed the
If Governor Hartranft had been less
sleepy Tuesday morning, or if the door
keeper of the Mauch Chunk had been less
stupid and sluggish when the breathless
messenger from the telegraph office rang
and shouted at the locked door, Sharpe
and McDonald would .have been alive to
dap. They may have been guilty, or they
may not, mid perhaps the reprieve would
merely have postponed the hanging to an
other day. But, if wrong has been perpe
trated in the proceedings against them, it
is too late now to correct it.
Livicit m Kino. The liver is the imperial
organ of the whole human system, us it
controls the life, health Hnd happiness ot
man. When it is disturbed in its proper
action, nil kinds of ailments are the natural
result. The digestion of food, the move
ments of the heart and blood, the action of
the bruin and nervous system are all imme
diately connected with the workings of the
liver. It has been successfully proved Unit
Green's August Flower is unequalod in cur
ing all persons afflicted with dyspepsia or
liver complaint, and all the numerous symp
toms that result from tin unhealthy condition
of the liver and stomach. Sample bottle to
try, 10 cents. Positively sold in all towns
on the western continent. Three doses will
prove that it is just w hat you want.
Can't Pkkacii Good. No man can do a
good job of work, preach a good sermon,
try a law suit well, doctor a patient, or
write a good article when he feels misera
bio and dull with sluggish brain mid un
steady nerves, mid none should make the
attempt In .Mich a condition when it can be
so oil' ' 'ind cheaply removed by h little
Hop Bi'ttrrs. S Truths" ami "Proverbs"
ALEXANDER COUNTY BANK,
Commercial Avenne and Eighth Street,
P. UKOSS, lWUont.
I. NKKK, Vlre-Hrt'nldcnt.
H. WKLLH, VtMtr.
1'- J. KEKT11. Aanl-'tunt Cnililer.
K. BroiM, Cairo; Wlltlnm Ktuni'. f'nlro;
l'l'tor Neff, I'nlro; Wllllnm Wolf. Culro:
l', M. (Mrrliili, H., ii1,.ev. St. LoiiIkj
h. Iluiler, rlru; J. y, l U iu.-lui, 1'iilrtloiilii.
AOENBItAI. HANKINd IU SINKSH PONE. Kx
clmtiL'i' miM unU bunuht. Intrrot tialil In tliu
Muvinu lii'piti tutfiit. ( lilliictliinn mitilu nml all
hunlnui-K ironiilly attundtnl tu.
rrUlE CITY NATIONAL BANK,
f'.iiro, Illinois. '
w. p. n u.i.iiiAY. ivi(int.
II. I, HAI.I.IDAV, Vliv l'rciilcnt.
WAL'l'EU IIYM.nl'. tntlili-r.
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IIEMIV I.. UM.LI'.iAV, II. II. I I SMVOUM,
o. li. w ii,u a ., nmriu v hi uu,
It. II. CiSHIK.
Excliaiiffo, Coin und United States Bonds
KUlliUT AND SOLD.
IVpoiilt reci-iri'il and s jji'tif rl linnkln:
PJXTEKPKISE SAYINGS BANK,
Chartered Mar.h 31, lilG'J.
OFFICII IS CITY NATIONAL HANK,
INTEREST pl! on Msrrh lit tml Sr-
ti-inb. r lt. IntiTv.-t uot withdrawn i ililt-tl Im
mediately w lhn principal of tb di.-Wl, thcrelij
tfivtUK ttivui culiiiuuU interest.
13T Children and married wom-ii may depinilt
money and noone else ein draw Iu
WALTER HTSLOP. Thkasi kek.
BOOT AM) SHOE MAKKK.
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER
Commercial Avenue, 1W-1 I'.iiiii, 111
Mtu aud Si.-veutti :. i" - t II 111
HPAKKS pleaiure In announcing to hln ptron and
1 the pulille generally that he had rerelved the
fluent and niont telvrt lix k of Leather of evrrr
description ever brought t t bin city. All v.nrk lb
Iiih I ma executed promptly and In the hent manner.
Knttre attfaf lion given lt cvry Inniani e. I'rlie
to ault the timed.
Dealer in Thresh Meat.
Between "Washington and Com
mercial Av., ucIioinii Jlunnyn.
LJEEI'Sfor Hale the heat Beef, Pork. Mutton, Veal.
i.anih, Satire, nd la prepared to aerve
families in an acceptable, wanner.
PAINTS, OILS. WALL PAFKK. KTC.
Pa ints, Oil.SjVarnislievS, Bruslies
WALL PAP 10 It.
Window Glass, Window Shades, Etc.
Always on bund tho celebrated ii.ixmikatinu
Bro' Bulldlne. Com-1
inercial Avu.. f
The Cairo Box and Basket Co.
Flooring, Sidiny;. IJath, Eto
At the very lowest mien.
Having a Heavy stock of on Hand,
We uro prepared to
SAW OUT SPECIAL ORDER
On the nkortetn, otlco.
Aiil'EC'lALTV n..l,:,. STv,MliOATf.ttMM'CII
Hal.MnimiiiiartnreKn'n hoXMATUKI M.K
liu. Ke.'AKUdi I-acUi... )m', Wv'. Ik'ndlnp.
Decorative Paper Hanger
P A. I 1ST T K II ! i
A M'KCIALTY MADE OK
Gluxiny: and JCalsomlninn.
Leave Order nt Barclay' or Barker' Book Store.
WATCH KH. JKWKLItV, KTC.
Watchmaker & Jeweler
SO. 10 EIGHTH STREET,
BitMo.ii Cummin lal and I fSiins III
Wj.hla-tou uvea., f l.ailU, III.
FINE WATCHWORK A SPECIALTY,
it,.Kn7-.T.Inj nmi nil kind of repairing unit:?
J.ll kiuda of Solid Jewclrr made to orrtVr
I J ALL1 DAY BROTHERS,
OA I HO, ILLINOIS.
FI.Ol'R, GRAIN AXD HAY
Hiffhest Cah Price Paid for Wlioat.
WHOLESALE WIXKS AM) LIQUORS
Sur.-cMfiM to M. Stockfleth,
I:rnort-iH ami A'hf)lft,. dcaloi M i:i
Forpiipi and Ikimestic
LIQUORS AND WINES,
Illilni' K-lly I-land, Catawba. California and im
ported Tort, Mierry, Mcdara W lm-a and tbam
o.i;201iioU'Y(e, Cairo, III.
Wholesale and Botall I), ali-ra In
Foreign and Domestic Liquors
Wines of all Kind.
NO. 0() OHIO LEVEE.
MKSSKS. SMYTH A CO. have rotmtatitlv a lar
Mk k of the h.-t cooda In the market and u'lve
epi-uu attention to the v. buli-aale branch f the
t'KOPIUETOH OP SPKOAT.S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in lee.
ICE UYTIIE CAK LOAD OltTON, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Car Loads a Specialty.
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
D. I. O.
In an aliKoltite und Irrealidiilile rure for
pniKiaa, Iiitiimpernnre and the tine of Opium, To
huceo, Nnmitjin nnd Htltntilimu, removlnu all
uiNie, ui'i-ire aim mum oi lining any or Ihein
ri.tldprtni I hit tiiutii nr (limlm fitr tlti.m ,..r.....i.
otlltm and dmuiintiiiii. Olvliiuevervoiie perleet
und Irrlnalatiihie eonl rol of thunolirl'ely ofthini
vi-Mi-p iiiiu muir inruui..
It prevent that abi-oliito pliyelelcnl nnd morn!
pruxirnuiiii iniu nuiinvn urn (Oilmen lirenklllH oil
li, r,, i ,ir(,ij p, mm mini n ui nnri.lll ICIi ,
i'Hrkaifo. urenald. to rnrn 1 In a iu,t.M.n,u .
orut your DrnuKlalH, $1.75. TeiiipciniiiMMiTiil
I'liiirimiiiu poi-iuum pIiiiiiih line It,
II l lutrmletui and ni'ver-fiilllnu.
HOP II1TTKIWMFU. CO., Noli- Air.'iita,
The iroi" Cou'li ''uiv
Dolroyii nil piiltt, loridi'ti tln enu jli . it,,
nervea and prodiieea ri.,t. li ,( ,P
forming a periW't euro where mere i n Hint.
Tr Home und you vt III flint
Foil SALE J1Y ALL DIU'OUISTS.