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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN J TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 11, ASTOi
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OFFICIAL PAI'ER OK AI.EXANDElt COl'NTY.
M.H. Ilarroll, Kditor.
It is now known that the plague lias
boon racing in Astrarhun since the spring
of 1877. Not until a tew weeks n".o did
that sl'H'py people discover that anything
unusual was the matter with them. They
scratched themselves awake, and found
themselves the victims of the Orhntal
Boss IIksi.no won much sympathy during
the BIodrctt investigation, by his statement
that one of the mortgages on his provrty
was because of the help he ltadextendtd to
a poor, but deserving widow. The Chicago
Telegraph says that the "poor widow" is I l-s-ing's
wife's sister, whom Hesing had
made poor by borrowing all her money.
As hundreds of thousands of dollars are
known to have passed into the Boss's
hands, the outside world no doubt wonders
what he did with the money. To newspa
per men there is nothing enigmatical about
it.' They know that Hesing is the owner of
The great Russian plague is now said to
be the dreaded Oriental typhus, and that it
undoubtedly originated on the battlefield
of Armenia, that it was carried thence to
Astrachan. and from t"'" "r n
to Russia. Anything like industrious and
intelligent effort would have confined the
plague to Armenia; and Russia alone is to
blame for its spread. The effort she is now
putting forth to stay its ravages form but a
poor compensation for the neglect to which
its spread is justly ascribable; but the
plague itself is wreaking such a terrible re-ver-iro
that no one can have the heart to
upbraid the sufferers.
Tjie Democracy ot Illinois, as repre
sented in the State Senate, has acted well
and wisely. On Thursday last, a resolu
tion was presented by a Democrat, request
ing Illinois Representatives and instructing
Illinois Senators in Congress to favor such
legislation as will forever prohibit the ap
propriation of money for the payiie-ut ot
Southern war claims. The resolution was
adopted, only two Senators voting in the
negative one a Democrat and the other
a Republican. The party in Illinois is, by
this act, placed right, on the record. The
question is one that cannot be ignored. It
demands of the Democracy even-where an
expression of sentiment. The Democracy
of Illinois has spoken. Let the Democracy
"everywhere" do likewise.
The Democratic State'Ccntral committee
has settled upon a plan of organization,
which, if carried out, will rescue the State
from further Republican domination, and
give its electoral vote to the Democratic
presidential candidate, iu 1880. A central
bureau has been established, a campaign
fund is to be provided; and every other or
second ward, township, county, senatorial
and congressional district in the State is to
Imj thoroughly organized tinder the control
of the central bureau. Every voter in the
State is to be listed, his political status de
scribed, and the list forwarded to headquar
ters. The young, who, at the next election,
become eligible as voters, will also become
the objects of special attention; and all
honorable means wilt be used to bring them
into the capacious told of the Democratic
church. Ip short, the determination Is
abroad to make Illinois a Democratic State.
THE CHESTER I'ENITKNTIARY.
Representative llocnor. Introduced a bill,
lat Friday, for the appropriation of floo,
000, to complete the Southern Illinois peni
tentiary. Wchave had,for several days pat,muHt uu
mistnkable indications of a purpose on the
part of Chicago members and their confeder
ates to tight any appropriation for the pur
pose named, md of an effort to locate the
penitentiary at Minepoint further north. In
pursuance of biich a movement, a Senate
committee was nUed to view the ptvsent lo
cation. to note what had been done, and re
port. The committee visited Chester, par
took of a bountiful dinner, and bountifully
partook of liquid alimentation as well, re
tiint'd to Springtield the same afternoon,
and reported that Chester was not a proper
location, and that a penitentiary could only
be maintained there ut an enormous, and
iintiecssarily heavy expense
If the C)ie,ter Clarion is correctly
inform-M, a majority of the com
mittee were drunk, and that, without visit
ing' tlte town of Chester, and without sur
veying the surroundings of the peniten
tiary, the committee returned, after a stay
of less than two hours, and presumed to
make a report 011 a matter in which is in
volved not les than one hundred thousand,
and possibly ii' it less t.'ia.i 11 half milium
dollars of the people's money. L'pon such
a superficial survey, without any examina
tion into the advaut:.g"s :.nd drawbacks of
the location, cn.i wil.tout any attempt to
gather up the details that are essential to a
full understanding of the matter, the com
mittee had the audacity to express an opin
ion for the guidance of the Legislature. If
the committee added anything to its stock
of knowledge by visiting Chester, the ad
dition consisted of very accurate informa
tion concerning the social qualities
of the warden, and the quality
of his too.1 and whisky. Surely no intel
ligent unbiased meinlxr of either House
will attach any weight or importance to
anything such a committee might say or
recommend. Had every member of the
committee devoid every moment of his
stay at the pcn'ientiury to a diligent inspec
tion of the dte and to inquiry into tiie
facilities tor ingress and egress, the health
fulness of the location, etc., even then the
committee would not have been iu
a condition to make a report up
on which safe' and cautious legis
lators would be willing to act. But the
committee did nothing of the kind. Ac
cording to the Clarion, they came, they
dined, they sampled the contents of the
warden's demi-johns, and at the end of two
hours, left for Springtield again.
After a careful survey of the whole terri
tory of Southern Illinois, and a personal
inspection of the numerous points suggested
byname, the Penitentiary Commissioners
decided in favor of Chester. The location
presented the inducement of entire freedom
from any local cause of disease; the ground
was high, water and rotk were plenti
ful, a great market wiw " -1 "
accessible by both railroad and river, and
the required quantity of land could be pur
chased in one body. These considerations
controlled thy commissioners, and
they located the prison at Chester. The
people of Southern Illinois, for whose ac
commodation the prison was to be provided,
acquiesced -many applauding the wisdom
of the Commissioners' choice. But now
comes the cry from Chicago and other
points, that a great mistake has bean made;
that economy demands another location,
and the abandonment of all that has been
By this movement the R-prosentatives of
Southern Illinois are brought face to face
with a duty from the performance of which
they must not, dare not shrink. They must,
as one man, oppose any and every move
ment looking to an abandonment of the
site already chosen. If any Egyptian mem
ber harbors the thought that, if Chester
loses the penitentiary, Iwifjuoin or some
other point in flout hern Illinois equally eli
gible, will obtain it, let that member
abandon that idea immediately; for, once,
agree to a removal from Chester, nnd it will
he taken entirely beyond the limits of
Southern Illinois, and put down at firafton,
or such other point us Northern and Cen
tral Illinois may settle upon. It will be
come a Central Illinois institution with 11
Southern Illinois mime, and operate as u
complete detent of the purpose to supply
Southern Illinois with a penal institution.
This is the game; nnd if Clu ster loses the
penitentiary, Southern Illinois will lose it
THE HKSI'l.T OF A l'UOTUACTKII STttni'lU:
SKNATllK CONKUNU' HMM.KS AT DI'.KKAT
AND AlilUKS II IS TI M K I'll EM DENT II AYES
VKTOHIol S WITHOUT VISIHI.K ELATION,
From our IluKiiliir CorrnHpoiuleiit.
The great custom house battle has been
bought and victory is cm the side of the
administration. Yesterday there was much
rejoicing and a lively exchange, of congrat
ulations among tlio personal nnd political
friends ot the secretary of the treasury, but
the, president received the news of conlirin
Ht'um without apparent surprise, and did
not permit himself to openly exult. On
the morning after hin defeat, when he mine
into the senate chamber, all the eyes of the
galaries were fixed upon the New York
senator, but there was nothing in ,iH ,.
peuruuco to indicate a eoiieiousiicss of sub
jugation. Ile'pi-rhaps feels that ho is young
and can bide His time, that every senator
has his day, and that even this defeat may
be retrieved. But although his seat in the
senate is secure for six years, this first
great reverse may have momentous in
fluence on his political future. There
is an ebb r.s well as a tide in the
affairs of men, and this defeat
wrests from him immense patronage and
strips hundreds of his friends of the
sinews of political warfare. It is insisted
by many that Mr. Conkliug's defeat came
from his tin-Napoleonic tactics in del' .ring
the encounter, that it might have l"'n
brought on earlier, before, as his fri-nds
say, the moral of his following was cor
rupted by the rich promises of the runny.
There are many ways of surmising hew it
might have been but none of them will
effect the fact that it is. This is a vh ;ry
of Secretary Sherman and the other i i.'-'nct
officer whom Mr. Conkling mice i'u -ig-nated
as "li;t!e l'varts." The pr- -i 'b ut
really laivdvery little who had loniiv! of
the New York custom house. As Mr.
Sherncei- victery, it scores one m.re t 1 the
remark .bh' successes of a :ii-oi 1.0 u , y rv
markab'.e in himself. The old theory that
men arc stu ce.-l'i'.l in the moiv coipici: his
sphere ot life, through force of genius,
will I'm 1 many contradictions m the study
of those who are eminent in national poli
tics. The man
Who make, by feree his merit known" I tint
The 0:10 - Who !ie to dutch the piUlen ke.m,
To mold a mi jhty state decree.
Anil "bape lac whisper uf a throne "
It depends among other thing- upon
whether the man was elected from Vermont
or from Ohio. .
Oniy.four more weeks of congress remains,
and a. the fourth of March approaches the
probability of an extra session increases
The two part its are numerically so nearly
equal that cither party has the power to
thwart or protract pending legislation so as to
make an extra session necessary. It is said
that the leaders of loth are opposed to sueh a
course, but fi'"in the time that has been
consumed and will be consumed in debate
on Mr. Edmund's resolution.it seems scarcely
probable that the senate will have time for
the consideration of appropriation bills and
Other indespen.sib'.e legislation.
On yesterday the much talked tf Ban
ning army bill was introduced as an amend
ment to the appropriation bill, and after
considerable debate it wa ruled in order.
The discussion that followed was one of the
uvst exciting of the session. The new bill
removes UUT officers monstly from the staff.
The officers of th.1 army are in the propor
tion of one to every ten privates, and it
costs half a million more every year to pay
the officers than it does the soldiers of
the army. A final vote, it is thought will
be reached to-day, and before this readies
you the fate of the much debated bill will
Mr. Sargent presented to th"
senate yesterday a letter from the
secretary of the navv. ;n ' ' ' "
s-.uit-a tils uDjeetioa to Mr. Blaine's bill for
the reorganization of the navy. He points
out the small number of cadets midship
men that will graduate under the present
six years course with tiie limitations put
upon the appointments at large under the
recent construction of the law, and expresses
his belief that the casualties in tin- higher
grades will continue to make vacancies in
the rank of ensign equal to the number
of cadet midshipmen graduating. Neither
does he deem the number of officers in the
navy disproportioned to the number of men
that should be employed in the navy. Ik
points out the necessity for more men w hen
the addition to the naval vessels now ready
to be made are completed, and urges pro
vision for such increase in the force of sea
men, lie says the modern style of war
ships requires an ad'lilional number of men
for the guns, and unless an increase of force
is authorized the department will 1 c un
able toman properly all the vessels intend
ed tor the several sq ; admns.
Why h a baby like wheat? Because tt js
first cradled, then thrashed nnd finally be
comes the (lower of the family. And we
would add, sooth it with Dr. Bull's Baby
Syrtip. It contains no opiates.
Oj itiiv. Why will men smoke common
tobacco wh'-n they can buy Marburg Bin's
"Seal of North Carolina" at the same price 1
Don't Be Dec eived. Many persons say
"I haven't got the Consumption" when
asked to cure their Cough with Shiloh's
Consumption Cure. Do they not know
that Coughs lead to Consumption and
a remedy that will cure Consump
tion will certainly mid surely cure a
cough or any lung or throat trouble. We
know it will cure when all others fail mid
our faith in it is so positive that we will re
fund the price paid if you receive i,o hen
clit. Js not this a fair proposition, pr;(,(.
lOcls. .V) cts. and ll.(ll) per bottle. For
lame Chest, Back or side, use Sidlnli'n
Porous Master. Price cts. l-'ors de by
Why will you suffer with the Dyspepsia
nnd liver complaint. Constipation, and gen
eral debility when you can get nt em- stores
Shiloh's Sytem Vitalize!- which we se
it positive guarantee to cure you, p,ja,
10 cts. and 75 cts. For sale by li:f:(.ny
"II.vckmi.t.m k" a popular and fi-agniiit
perfume. Sold by Barclay Brothcis.
I'ou a good nhave for ten cents, a u,,
hull cut for twenty five cent, go h. !,,n.
Schick's baber shop. No. M'J C n , t.j '
A S A F E
CAN BK r.UKXHI) IX ANY rKTKOLKUM LAMIM
Is the very Highest tirade of Illuminating Oil from which, in the process of manufact
ure, every impurity has been eliminated. ELAINE is free from Benzine
and Paratline. In color, ELAINE is spring water white, and its "(ire test"
is so high as to make it as absolutely safe as any iliuminant known. Hav
ing no disagreahle odor. ELAINE is a plea-ant oil tor family use. It
does not incrust the wick, and thus is avoided its frequent rctrimiiniig.
Ask For It. Use Xo
Inferior and ( lni;iier Oils are falsely oiTereil and sold as
ELAINE. Ie sure you are not Imposed uprtii. The dealer
who would deceive you in this, will deceive you in other
ELAINE NEVER VA11IES IX QUALITY.
Has Received the iollowim-; Awards and Endorsements.
FROM THE ORIGINAL Jl'RoRS OF TIIE
CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL ENIIIIHTION, 17;
ONLY FIRST PREMIUM.
A GOLD MEDAL
Krom "1 ttshui'jj: Exposition Society, lHTo.
Adopted for the Inland
Light Ilursi: Department
The Board of
UNITED STATES STEAMU'MT INSPECTORS
of the U S Tn--"r' Department gives Elaine its unqualified recommendation.
BOARDS OF FIRE
throughout the United States endorse its use
BjVR clay 13 r ot 1-1 :eiis,
CAIRO, : : : : ILLINOIS.
QU IT A DLL
v If- A VIM I T I
in 1 uiiuuu n.iL rj out! lYl 1
ASSETS, June 1, 178,
1 No Premium
Surplus over Six Million Dollars.
The Most important question for those insuring their lives is ''WHICH COM
PANY IS STRONG EST "
The strongest company is the one which has the must dollars ok well invested
Ass;TH Mill l;Vi;ilV pHM.All OK MAIIILITIES,
Of the seventeen largest Life Insurance Companies of the United States, the ratio
of assets (excluding premium notes) to liabilities, the Equitable is largest, being '2,w
The ncoiid largest is 110.77, and the third largest 117,:i'.'.
I-iT'These figures are from the official report of the New York Insurance Depart
ment, .lane I, 1878.
MV W'rm -r i t
Grow more popular every day, and are imUle a specialty.
A (IK NTH
L 1 0 11 T !
Other In Your Lumps!
DIPLOMA AND MEDAL.
Marine Service of the
of the United States.
and rate it as safe as "as.
Vfi V C An I vmv
1 w 1 1 y , . .
(Joi;. Twkmtji Street,
WHOMISALK WIN EH AND UQU0R.S
K.SMYTH ifc CO.,
Wholi'pule ami Holull Dealers lu
Foreign niul Domestic Liquors
Wines of all Kinds,
NO. GO OHIO LEVEE.
ME WIS. SMYTH & CO. Imve cmslioitlv a lurj-e
slin k or the l,ri j..,,,,,!,, , . marliet Mini !ve
i m elal attention tu ibu w uolesiile. Iniiiicli ol he
Suei es-or- to p. M. St ocl; Hi til,
J:iiiirt(i'H nuil V liolt-ah- 1c;iIim-h iu
Foreign and Domestic
LI()UORS AND WINES,
Itlilne. Kelly l-ljinil. ('iiiiiul,;i. C'allfortihi uril lm-imrt.-il
I'ort. Mierrv, .Mi-dura Mne ami 1 Ijam
No. 02 Ohio Levee, Cairo, III.
FI.Ol'K, GRAIN AND HAY
Highest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
PYKINi; AND KKNoVATINIi.
YUR OLD CLcVTHES
CAM BE 11 1 A IT! IT LI. T
DYKD OR HKPAIRKD
At a Trilling Expense-C. 0. 1).
U1AS. SHELLEY, NO. 30 EIGHTH ST.
ttr Lmlien and Genu' old htc made new
Y-XAXDEU COUNTY BANK,
Coimiierci.il Avenue and F.ightli .Street,
V I'.Iioss. I'reci.irnt.
!' El-V. Vice I'r.-selciit.
I!. '.VEI LS. Cashier.
T. .1. kEKi'il, Assl-taut C aaler.
K. Ilros. c.-iiro: Wiliium Kluee, fairo;
l'eler N. :l. I nw; W illiHin Wolf. 1 uiro;
1'. M Osier!.)!:. U. 1, lli:llii);lev, St. Lonli.-
I-.. Under. I uiro: J. Y. Cleuisoi,,'tnledonia.
I hie". U.l'niier.
GENEKAI. HANKING IH SINESS ItONH. Re--iV
eliaiiA- hiiM nnd liunuhl. Interest jiuid Id Hie
"'IVIIe.-H )epitllici!. I till.-c-tii.tin Millie Ulid at!
tiusiiies ironiiiiy iitiended lu.
rjMIE CITY NATIONAL PANIC,
VT. P. IIALI.IDAY, Pre-iilem.
II. L. IIAI.LIDAY. Vlee-!VIdent.
WALT Ell IIYM.OI-. Cashier.
sTAATS TAYLOR. w. V. ItAl.l.tllA T,
IIKMiY I.. II A I.J.I DA Y, It. II. el SNINOIIAM,
II. H. WII.UAJIso.N, HTJ.I-HEN UIKK,
II. II. CANIICB.
Kxcliaiiffc, Coin and United States BoiidH
liOfGIIT AND sold.
Pcnoi.lt'. received anil n t'enorul liniilduir buslnoHH
JNTERI'RISE SAVINGS BANK,
( liarteri'il March 31, lililt).
OFFICE IX CITY NATIONAL BANK,
Cairo, 111 inula.
INTEREST pMd on ilepnulu March lot nnd Hep
temlier Ut. liiterent not withdrawn in ndded lm
infdlately to the. principal of tliu depotllB, tia-reby
liioui! them compouud luteruHt.
t1TChllilren anil married wonmn may deposit
mine y and 1111 one else eun draw IU
WALTER IIY8L0P, TttKAsumtn.