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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN. .
ill the leading business houses W,ose advertise
meu" '""V Im- found III Till! Ill I.I.KTIN .
' Ycti'tli "ire.' ' L'omm,,rclul Sine
Clmi'. it. Stewart, ;iB,tj, jrc-t
Oirl I'iMiTi. A: liro., Kl'itu stroil.
Jr ISi-yimt; office, Kigali street an l WasUnttlon
'Jr. .1 H. Mun an; office, 1!hi Commercial avenue.
'' W'.'. J'H-clyn, EIhtli near Commercial
lr h . U'IikUkU. l h Commercial meuue
I! At iriiyth, No liO ()!il,i levee .
II. II. C.iinlc.., No. 701ilolcveeuptirs.
hr;iul,lu Life. f :;,.w Vork, corner Twelfth and
W Idow, and Orphan Mutual Aid Sodety. .Seventh
and (.'ointn'T'jIul avenue.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
I.lm -at .t I.audcu. No. 11 1 Commercial avcnti':.
( i K N K l A I. ( OM M I SS ION M E Hi II A NTS.
Iluliidav llros . proprietor Eu'vpthn Mills
llmkli". TnWtiewoou 4 Moon;'. Nos. U'i and I 'T
I)l:;-(,(ilsTS -WHOLESALE AND 1! ETA II,.
""' " . O'iIo I .!.. anil i-rm eighth aw!
( It) N .-tt itinal. Ohio levee.
A;t :i:nl. r Cout.K. it,-w r Kl-.'lilli and Commercial.
I Vt,., Eighth Mre.-t.
Ko'-li.' r llru.. ( oilier Eighth ar.d Wi-hii.'.'loii
Champion. Three Stiles
John Sjimmi. corn.-r Twelfth and Leico.
E (' utL Vomer N.nth ar.d C-oiii!'-r' ial.
I. sti' iilio-ine. KlzMh stNN-t.
II Si-lili k, Hi l'urr:m-rr!al avenue
TIME TAD I.E.
R. II. TIM i: CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS' KNTRAL II II.
iiii ai:i:ivr ti;ai.v m-paut
JSii.... ... . I .'..1 ami V.iil (a.m.
Eifri'i iMp.m. j Express r,.Up.tu.
CAIRO A YINCESNESE I:
V.! D: p m. M.iil ....4 Tiam.
CAIRO & ST LOUIS IC l(.
E'-r.-M... 5:l'i .iu. Express. .... :.. m
Au'oin ! iti.m lit j p.m. Accom'datlot i -Z. lu
( III'Ai.O. ST. LOI IS AND NEW ORLEANS R.R
Mai! ... '"'J'Ji HI. ' M:;il.... . ...'i;ni.m
' a .t t r.'ii.ruad
T. in -Xir. 2 Mam I Tcta eiprec i 15p Di.
A'v.omruodut'a a ui. I
EN'KHAL bELIVEHY npi-D . ::w .w.; (iwil
V I d:1ii p m. ; Sunday : 5 to J a. m.
!,& Ordtr l)i)&rtn:iLt open at in.; c!oi".'
tt r. ;i. in.
Tiirfiiih Eipn- Mu!i via Illlmil Ci-ntral and
S!ii--:;i(i ."rt;:al Jtaiirmd cliwi: at IS p. m.
( air 1 and Potior l)'.n;l Tliro'iii and Way Mail
r!" " j :: y. ni.
Way M.iil via IllinoH Cci-.rral. Cairo and Vln
fiin.i aiiu M.-iijipi Crnlral KailruaJ cle at
H t: ;.. in.
Way f.r N irroiv (fitisr Kai'.road clou at 8
( .ru;I i:vanivi: Hivtr Route c!oi'd at i::ifl
'. m 'i .'.y if.;i:c!il ErlJavi.
Mvor N'.Il Thintii'wood.
Tn-aup r- Ednnrd lh-uu:.
(.'ii-rk-Iiiani. J. Fol.'y.
CnHLi-iiir Wm. It (til)it-rt.
V J. C. Lallnr.
A f.ora.-y William Hi'tidrick?.
tu Aim or Ai.iiKiiaK.
YiT'. Ward-Wm. O ta '.al.an. M. J. llowlcv.
S.uud Ward -David T. Linear, C. K. Wood-
Tnlrd Ward-W. V. Wright. KcWrt Smith.
Ki.uit'i Ward Charlf O l'atti-r. .Iann Kvnaton
F.IUi Waru-T. W. llaLidny. Ert.M U iV.tit.
Clr. ulr Judce-O. A. H.irkrr
Circuit l li'rk J. A. Himm-i".
County JudL'e H. S. Yucum.
Countv Clerk S. J. Ilnmrn.
County Attortifv-W. C. .Mulkcy.
County Tn aKiiri r A. J. Aidc U.
Slu riu John IIihIitih.
Coroii'T- H Fltwruii.
County (.'iimmiloiii rii T. V. Ilalliday, .V. V
Brown. Samtitl lirili-y
K II 1 0 A N M. E.-Fourteenth 'reet. between
Walnut and Cvdur aln-et: rervlpe Snliluitli 11
a. ui. and p. SumLiy Sclmol 1:;I p. in.
CIIISTIAN-Eii;hteentli ftr et; m.-.tiuir Sah
) bath lit:l p 1:1.; pre icliii.i: oecn-iosially.
iHChcll (if Til K KEDEEMEK (EpUcopal)
Fourteenth triel; Morning nrayew IMiloiatlu
1 11 ::U a. m.; evening prayeri, l.'hi p m.; Salihatu
cliool ! a. rn.
171 HST MISSIONAKY RAITIST CIintCIL
V I'reaehiiiu' nt Il::i a. m., :) p. m., and 7:) p. m.
Sabbath fchool at ":'M p. 111. Hev. T. J. Shore,
J tTIIKHAS -Thirteenth street: nervier Sab
i bath I a. 111.; Sunday M'hool '.' in. licv
METHODIST -Cor. Eighth and Walnut treet;
I'ri'iieliiiiL' .SabbMh Hl::i a. m. and 7 p.m.;
prayer meeting, WedD"day 7:V) p. m.; Sunday
School, !l 11. m. Hot. Whlttakir, pator.
1I!ES11YTEI;IAN-Eii;hth treet; preaching on
Sabballi at 11:(H 11. 111. and 7::'p. ni.; prayer
meeting Weduuday at Ti'Wp.m.; Sunday School
ul :) p. m. Kev. 11. Y. (ieortfe, pastor.
OEVON1) FUEEWILI. BAITIST - Flfteei.tU
Ik? hlruet. beteeti Walnut and Cedar treeti; er
vice Sulibuth at 8 and r::l) p. m.
OT. .lOSEI'ir.S-dloiuiin Catholirl Corner Crn
T5 and Walnut atreot; enict'i Sabbath 10:iH H.
111.; Sunday School at i p. m. ; Yecperii M p. 111. ; ser
vice every day at 8 p. in.
QT. I'ATItlCK'S-tHnnun Catholic) Corner Ninth
n tn'it and Wai"blm.'ton iiveuue; fervice Sab
bat h 8 and ID a. m.; Yenper p. m.; Snnilav School
a p. m. ; aervlce every day at s p. m. H , . f Zabel,
Dblained for new Inventloii, or for Improvement
mi old onvw ; ror medical or other compound, trade
mark tind label. Caveat, Altrnment, Inter
ferenre. Aiipeal, Suit for Infringement, and
nil cae nritiu under tlio Patent Low, prompt-
y (tended to. Invention that have been
1 1 VVY VU I'V Hie Patent OtUco may tlll.
i.l J dVJ L I i 1 ,', numt cae, bo patented by
ti. llohiRoppoHlto the U. . l'atent Ieiartment,
and fniriiKi'd In I'alent linclne exclusively, we can
iniiko closei' earclie, and ecure l'atent nioro
promptly, and with broader claim, tlmu tliou w'lo
are remote from Washington.
I M V V TT( MJSJ i" nm'l or Kku,cl1 ot
I il I J ill 1 vJlil yur Novice; wo niako ex-
amlnatloti nnd advise a to patentability, free of
rhariro. All rorrepondenro trlctly conlldentlal.
I'rice low, ami no charge unless l'atent l-eeur.id.
W refer In Washington, to Uon. Postmaster
(tcnernl I). M. Key, Iter. K. 1). Power. The ttornian
American National Hank, to olUclal Ui tlio Ir.
Patent Olflce, and to Senator and Hepreeutatlve
In CoiiRre; and ospoclnlly toonr client lu every
Btato lu the Union and In Canada. Addre
O. A. SNOW & CO.,
Oppolt Patoat Oaice, WwUlngtou 0. C.
LS VOFK ItLOOIJ 1'VItE?
Now this I an important nuestlon. for without
pure and wholeiomii blood there can bo 110 per
fect health, and without
Ke I a mere burden and waste. For Impure
dood the beat medicine known I
Scovills Wood Purifier.
ft Is the creat Southern time tried and true rem
dy. and may he implicitly relied on,
WHEN EYEIIYTIUNO ELSE FAILS.
Take It In the Snrltii time, csneclallv for im-
I'Uro seoretlon of the blood lucidciil to that
ea-omir tlie year: aud take It
AT ALL TIMES
I'orCanrer Scrofula, Liver Complaint. 'Weak
iivsh, llol!, Tumors. Sudllne. and the thou--and
ills that come from Impure blood.
roiIX F. IIENRV, CL'RRAX & CO.
8 COLLEGE l'LACE.NEW YOKE.
i) BAUCLAY BItOS.. Wholesak' Aient.
ILLINOIS CKXTKAL 11. II.
PtWVYVP TEAINS LEAVE AND
- I.lWi.MTrJl AI'.KIYi; DAILY.
ST. LOflS VIA. CAIRO SHORT LINK.
wltho-it ibur.!T'ii:c-rs. The direit route to
Am! all EASTERN POINTS,
And all NORTHERN POINTS.
Trains kave and orrnt .n i-aim as fulloAs
Eyprcs. daily except Sunday 9:'p.m.
. . .. . n. in.
M ill, dut.y euej t S:mua . .
-i:h) a in.
(envrnl s..u At
JOHN II. .TONES.
QAIItO it ST. LOUIS R. li.
It. "NV. SMITIIKItS. IH-oiver.
SHORTEST SHORT LINE P,ET"EEX
CAIRO AND ST. LOUIS.
Throuph Express leaves Cairo . :4.m.
1 !.rouL'tt r.xpn-ss arrives :.t t. m. ouui.. nap.ui.
Throuirh Eipre-s haves E. Sf. Loui.... H:Xi.m.
Through Espress arrive" at t airo. ... ... . . 5:10 p.m.
M'.irpuysburu accommodation leaves 1 airoiv ,: p.m.
M'l'plijslioro Acc. arrives at Murphysl-oro ti:4." p.m.
.Murihys')oro Acc. leaves Murphysborn .. 4 la.m.
Miirphyboro Acc. arrive? at t a.ro lit 45 a m.
The Cairo St. Louis Kail Knad is the only all
F.ail Koute between Cairo and St. Louis under one
management, therefore them- ar- no delays at
way stations awaiting connection from other lines.
Cliise and snre connvetlou a! St. Louis with other
line for North. East and Wt:.
J. A. NALC.LE.
L V.. JOIINSON.
CAIRO & VINCENNES IX. R.
SHORTEST KOl'TE TO
I AriT TC THE HtlOKTEST TO LOI'IS.
i Jl ILTjO V1I.1.E. CINCINNATI. UAL.
TIMOHE AND WASHINGTON.
Mil Vil THE SHOHTEST TO INDIAN-i-
YOKE AND BOSTON
SIX HOURS SAVED
Over trains of all other route making the ame
vi'li :.i e wimp.
S- - n..nn. linnll n1lb.ln OA.......
tiHiis must lide all night, walling from one to six
hours nt smtil country stations for train of con
1HMI V nV T' Til K FACT and take our 4 :
iVii.UJj.UIr.in a. ,, tr.,t,i. reacli'ng Evan
V.v. Indianapolis. Clncinnuti ui.d Louisville same
day. Trains ituvu and arrie at Cairo a follows:
Mail leaves 4:4." a.m.
Mail arrives 10:00p.m.
Through tlckvt and check to all important
F A. MILLER liOSWELL MILLEH.
Geu'l Puss. A cent, lieneral Sup'
L. II. CIU'RCH. Paenger Agent.
Jesse HiMit.E, N. B. Tiiisti.eivooii, J. H. Moohe
I II X ICLE, Tl I ISTLE WO OD
Farmer's Tobiioco Warehouse
No. hT mid 117 Commercial Avenue,
t!?Llhoml Advancement made on Consign
ment of Tobacco. Flour, and Grain,
MrAuuit for Gear, Scott & Co. tbre.-lilng nm
chine, portable saw mill nml threshing engine.
Agent for Champion harvesting machines, mow er,
aud reapor .
B. 0. FORD,
Variety Bracket Store,
Comiiicivlul Avoniio Corner NlntU Strort.
" T r
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY
CARL PETERS & PRO.
Of all kind.
1 "tf.KVn -sj'-w ';s5
CAIRO POULTRY YARD,
Eighth street, bet. Com. and Wash. ave.
CAIRO. : : ILLINOIS
f-f-Goods delivered to all pari of llm City free
XEW YORK STOKE,
WHOLESALE AUD RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IX 'IIIK CITY
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
(or. Nineteenth street v. i.d P-nrn 111
Commercial Ae., vallU, III.
C. O. PATIEli & CO.
WHOLESALE WINES AND LIQIOES
Wholesale and Retail Dealer lu
Foreign and Domestic Liquors
Wines of all Kinds,
NO. CO OHIO LEVEE.
MESSRS. SMYTH CO. have constantly a large
stock of the best goods in the market bud cive
especial attention to the wholesale branch f the
Cisrncj WuhlrsUin Ave-
CAIRO, : : : ILLINOIS
A full and comple te supply of the best of all
kinds meat always or: band.
MUTUAL AID SOCIETY.
A SUBSTITUTE FOR LIFE INSUR
WIDOWS1 & ORPHANS'
Mutual Aid Society,
Organized July Uth, Ifi"", Utnler the Laws of
the State of Illinois. Cop.vriirliteil ,)m
!), U!77. under Art of Congress.
WILLIAM STRATTON, I'iiksipext.
.Mns. I. A. TAYLOR, Vies Piiksidknt.
J. A. GOLDST1NE, - Tukasi-uku.
Du J.J. GORDON, Med. Aiivison.
THOMAS LEWIS, - Sut.btaiiv.
HOARD OP MANAGERS i
J ,1 GORDON. Phvslclan Cairo, 111.
Mrs. P. A. TAYLOR, Superintendent of
Schools, Alexander County " "
J. A. GOLDSTIN E, of Goldstine Rn-
seuw ater, Whulesale and Retail Dealer
lu Staple and Eaurv Dry Goods " "
N. H. THISTLEWOOD, of lllnklo
Thlstlewood. Commli'sbui Merchants,
Cotton and Tobacco Factor " "
S. 1). AYKhS. of Aycr 4s Co,, Commis
sion Merchant "
THOMAS LEWIS, liisuraiico Manager
aud Attorney at Law " "
WM. STRATl'ON.of Stratum & Bird,
Wholesale Grocer. " "
GEO. M. ALDEN, Commission Mer-
chant, Ti? Ohio Levee .' " "
JAS. S. REARDEN. Agent Mississippi
Valley Transportation Compauy " "
CI1AS. It. STUART. Wholesale and Ru
tall Drv Goods and Notion "
EDWARD A. Ill DER. Mniittfiieturlng
Jeweler and holsale dealer In
Watchmakers' Tool and Materials,, ..
CHARLES LANCASTER. Lniic.uster
Rice. Lumber dealer "
C ti. PATIER, c. (. Patier A Co.,
Wholesale and Retail Merchant " "
Rkv.B. Y. GEORGE, Pastor Presbyte
rian cburcl "
J. C. WHITE, Insurnnco Agent "
G. W. MrKEAIG, Posttnaster "
,S. P. WHEELER, Attorney and Coun-
elor at law "
Mo. Ltll'lSA EISlillACK "
OSCAR 11AYTHORN. Wholesale and
Retail Hoot. Shoe mid Dry Goods,... " "
A. J. BIRD. Merchant mid Stenmboat
WILLIAM KI.fGE.tteneral Merch'dlse "
P. G. SClU ll, Wholesale mid Hetall
Drugglt '. "
J.T. RENNIE. Eoundryaud Miichlnlsl. "
ALBERT LEWIS " "
Mu. L. A. HOWARD. BoardttiR House
V -l'''V llK1' InHtirnnt o Agent..... " "
A. HALLE Y, Uenler In Stove, Tin and
Hardware , "
E. W. G KEEN, Ureeu, Wood Bennett " "
Miller , , i "
II. F l'OTTEII. Editor ami Pnblis'ner
Argus-Journnl Mound City. HI.
yl't ?.At:AVt:,l.s Villa Ridge?
A. J. HltM'lI, Farmer Bird Point, M.
MORNING, AUGUST 1G,
;j; lo'tnn physician, "has no equal a a blond
.., rr . nuurlntr of tt many wonderful rure af
rnlnr.. '!!' rt'm,,ai''" Ulld f"ll, (. I Visited the lllb-
li l.Tr ,,"4 "'"vlnced myself of its geiiulno merit,
iihlr .l,,'1rw,:1',,rromhHrk', r',0,,, l herb, each of
in 1 , 1 . ''T'ctlve. and they are compounded
111 bucii a iiianuer a to produce astonishing results.
I the gnat blood purifier.
Will tare tin; MOrst case of t-'crofula.
Is recommended by physicians and apothecaries.
Has off.-i t. il aomo marvelous cures In case, of
Cures the worst cases of Canker.
Meets ltli woniltiful success la Mercurial diseases
Will indicate Salt Rho.itn from the system.
Remove Pimple and Humors from the f ice.
Cures Constipation and regulute the bowels.
Is a valuable remedy for Headache.
Will cure Dytpepsia,
!! store the entlr': system to a healthy condition.
Itemovu1 the cause of Dizziness.
P.elleV- Faintiies at the stomach .
Cures Pains in the Back.
ESeetially cures Kidney Complaint .
Ii oifottive in Its cure of Female Weaknesses.
Nle.' great remeny for General Debility
Is THE kEST
II. R. STEVENS, EOSTOI MASS.
Vt'getino is Sold I5y all Dt'iifff-ists,
J.IXVNDER COUNTY DANK,
Coiiint ivial Avt'iiiu' ami Eifflith Street.
V DROSS, President
P. NEFF, Vice-President.
II. WELLS, l ashler
T J. KERTH, Assistant Cashier.
F. Br)s Cairo: William Kluge, Cairo;
Pete- Neil', Cairo; William Woll, Cairo;
C. M 0tcrloh.t airo; li. L. Illllingsley. st.Loul;
E. luder. Cairo; J. Y. Clemson, Caledonia;
C. 0. Patier. Cairo.
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS DONE
I EXCHANGE sold and bought. Interest paid in
J the SHviugs Departuieiit. Collections made
and all balness promptly attended to
rJlHE CITY NATIONAL RANK,
W. P. 11 ALL! DAY. I'n'sldent.
11. I- 1IALLIDAY. Vice-President.
WALTER 11YSLOP, Cashier.
. TAAT TAY1.0H, W. 1. IIAI.I.I1IAY,
IIKNUV 1.. IIAU.HHY. II. II. I't'NNINIIIIASI,
U. L). WILLIAMSON. HTKI'IIKN' IIIIIH,
II. II. CANIIKK.
Kxcliiiniic, Coin nml United States Itonds
BOUGHT AND SOLI).
Deposit received and a ccneral lianklllg hllHtlless
J. T.WARREN &C0.
lit & 0(5 W. Second St.
C I NCI N NTT.
I'otelgu kin) Doiiiestlf (tiled and canned Ftulls and
Vegetable, Culitied, dried and salt Fish. Pick
le, Haiire, oils and Condiment. Soup
l nits, Baklna Powders, ground mid
whole Uplces. Toilet mid Laundry
Hop. Heeds,' Jollle. Preserve
Kimcy Griicerles mid Gro
1' corn' Hiitulrbm.
SttH'd Hiipftralleletl in tlio West.
SEND FbltOUR "GROCERS' MANUEL"
VMl i I I l Hi
' S - J
MARKETS BY TELEGJtAPII
NEW YORK GRAIN'.
New York, August 13.12:20 p. m
Wheat ska.ly No. 2 Chicago, $1 00;
Ny. 2, Jlilwaukce, $1 00; Red Winter,
$1 OS; No. 2 Rod Winter,
$1 08; No. 2 Ambor, tl 03?.; Corn
fiuict No. 2, 4C;
ClIICGO (iHAIN AND PRODUCE.
Chicago, August 13, 1 1 :00 A. m. Corn
September, 344'; October 34. Oats
August nnd Septembe, 23. Pork
September $8 32-, October, 9 37
$3 40. Wheat-October, 81"f ; Septem
Chicago, August 15, 12 M. Poik
Septrmber, $A Ochiber, $3 4V.
Oats Octeber, 23;. Wlieat-Septem-ber,
845'; October, 84'. Corn un
IT HAS COME TO THE NEGROES AT
THIRTY NEGROES FEVER-STRICKEN YESTER
Memphis, August 14. Twenty-six cnsc9
were reported to the board of health up to
noou, nineteen of whom were colored.
IN THE COLORED ASYLUM.
One case of fever is reported among the
orphans of the Cautkld Colored asylum on
Dunlap street. There are about forty chil
dren in the institution, but the case has
been isolated. Further spread is not an-
iu oil wore reported to the Board of Health
to-day, thirty of whome were colored.
The Shelby County Medical society met
last night cul passed
approving and endorsing the proposition
made by Dr. Jerome Cochrane, and urging
the national board of health to make such
appropriations as will to the fullest extent,
enable the local authorities to carry out
The local board of health also met aud
expressed an earnest desire to co-operate
with the state and aational boards of
health in every measure calculated to ar
rest the spread of yellon fever, nnd re
quests physicians and others to enforce his
miggcstiims no Cur im iw3lblo. TU tllC Cases
where isolation can not be made effective,
a Gi nn
witl be supplied by the lxiard of health to
enforce instructions iu conformity with Dr.
A force of special sauitry officers were
engaged to-day in posting yellow tings on
all houses where yellaw fever Jias appeared,
and the work ot disinfection will be begun
Msss Gratic Prestige, daughter of
Col. J. Si. Prestige, a prominent
member "f the present saoty com
mittee, is prostrated with fever. Her case
hasuot been reported to the board of health.
Ed. Pchloss is in n critical condition.
At a niutinj of the safety committee held
this afternoon, A. D. Langstafl' was ap
pointed A DELEGATE
to confer with the National Hoard of Health,
which is to meet at Cairo, 111., to-morrow or
SHORT OF RATIONS.
Nashville, Term., Augustjl4. The fol
lowing dispatch was received here to-day:
Dr. .1. 1). Plunket, president of the State
r.imid of Health, Nashville:
We encountered difficulties
about supplying rations on terms
which will enable us to keep up the supply
as long as w ill be necessary. After con
sultation !th Colonel Casey Young, 1 re
spectfully suggest that you urge your
governor to call a meeting of the Legis
lature to provide lor the emergency. In
the interval I will advocate such action on
the part of the national board as will suf
lice for the present crisis. The governor
has been telegraphed. You had better see
Signed Cam bell.
The dispatch to the governor was of
similar importance. He said he would
reserve his decision regarding the matter
until Dr. Plunket shall return from Cairo,
whither lie went this morning to hold a
conference will: the executivo commit too,
relative to the prevention pud further
spread of yellow ferer at Memphis,
New Orleans, August 14. Acting (Jov
enor Wilt, to-day telegraphed Oovenor
Roberts, of Texas, stifling that no caso of
yellow fever has occured hero since July Sty
and (eiptestUtp; u discontinuance; of quarnu
tine ngai'ist New Orleans. I
When the indications nro that a perfect
ly reliable, modioioo is ncoded to reguluto
ho Ltvei. to Ktremrthpn the stomach nnd
renovate the system, no one should hesitate
to ueo D. null'. Dnitlmoro pills,
NEW SERIES-NO. 44;
OUR NEW YORK LETTER.
CONEV island and its attractions a
SECOND CENTENNIAL - SCENES ON THK
BEACH AND 8IOHTS IN THE BUBF A NEW"
WAV TO CATCH A BKAU.
From our Ite.ular Correspondent. !
Coney Island, N. Y., Aug. 11, 79.
The great metropolis, like the rest of the
world, is enjoying a spell of the dog days.
Fifth avenue is a desolate lot of locked,
barred, and blank-windowed houses, and
even busy Broadway was in a molifled,
limp sort of a way. Society is snondimr
money at seashore, and Coney Island is the
great attraction for the New Yorkers at
present. Chicago has been said to be the
mo:lel ot thrift and enterprise in this coun
try, but I wonder if Coney Island is not
entitled to a rival claim. Tako Fairmont
Park, with its outlook, gay buildings, rail
ways, merry crowds, music, lunch-6tands,
and flying banners; place it on the sea
coast, with the surf beating upon long
stretches of golden sands, with glistening
sails in the oflimj, and you have a better
itica of the place than columns of newspa
per letters could give. Take the circum
stances of the place. A long island only
separated by a little creek from Lone In-
land proper, brought by the 'improved
means of transportation within an hour's
ride of New York, the promoters of its suc
cess have gone to work in a way that is sure
to he substantial. Several companies have
built narrow-gauge railroads communica
ting with Gotham running to the Brighton
Beach and Manhattan Hotels respectively.
the same corporations that have built tbo
railways have also erected the twohoteW .
Each house has connected witl. jlarge
bathing facilities, the lamest on tho coast:
restaurants and resorts wherein, bands of
music play all day, and in front of each a
music-stand on the most improved plans,
fan-shaped, acting ns sounding boards
increasing the power of the orchestra, and
deepening "the volume of sound. Here
large and complete companies play every
afternoon from four to half-past five, and
evening from seven to nine o'clock. A mar
ine railway connects the two hotels less
than half a mile apart.
I have been to New York before James
Gordon Bennett bought a villa there, bathed
at Long Branch iu the palmy days when
President Grant made i: the summer politi
cal mccco, took water at Atlantic City
and Capo May, along with
Philadelphia's fairest, daughters
and most rollicking sons, but never have
had such surf-bathing na at Coney Island.
The beach is as far ahead of its rivals as is
a bath-tub superior for bathing purposes to
a wet towel. Evcrwhcre the descent into
tlie w.'ifnp, is nt-,,11 ..l r-jnlar thnro
undertow perceptible, all the room you
want, anI breakers to toss you high in tlie
air or rock you gcutly upon the sands.
You can lie in them, roll in them, swim in
them, jump over or under them, dive
through them, and if you can swim on your
back, ride over them. Hero arc thousands
of all ages, sexes and conditions, doing all
these things from the three-year-old stick
ing its ruby toes in the santk where the
billows just lightly kiss the shores, to tho
champion swimmers riding like dolphins,
where the greatest breakers flask their
spray in tlio sun-light. In tho middle
grounds are thousands jumping, playing
rolliug, swimming, trying to swim, practi
sing a fraud by ligging the toes of ones'
foot into the sand. Artemus Ward would
say this is a great place to study naturo
particularly that portion of it that relates
to the anatomy of the human legs. Tlio
first thing that strikes the student who is
able to grasp the subject in all its bearings,
is the melancholy fact than so many girls
witlr pretty faces have such woofully
thin legs. Here are legs whose causes
make no more graceful contour than would
a red beet nailed to a bean-pole legs, with-
uut any calves, snd legs whose calves look
as if by some freak of nature they had been
put on the spine-bones. Tho sight of these
things alone would mako you sad, incline
to a life of celibacy or dive down to the
bottom of the deep blue sea and become a
prey to melancholy, and the sharks were it
not for tlie view of the really handsome legs
that you see around you.
The policy regulations of the island is
such that in sun buthing there is perfect
trodotn nnd abandon to the delights of old
Neptune's embrace without license. A
pretty girl screams and clutches your arm,
and you nro tit perfect liberty to half cm
brace her while guiding her shoreward,
only don't attempt to embrace a pretty girl
betoro she gets scared at Neptune's billows.
Tha fact is, that is to say an old bachelor
friend of mine asserts it as a fact, that tho
pretty girls scream, not becauso they aro
alarmed, but to secure some attention trom
the sterner sex. The assertion may bo true
or false, but one thing is very certain, I
propose to give myself tho toicflt of tho
doubt as long as my fredom of bathing
lasts nt Breghton Beach, with the proviso, "
however, that no old females uor thin one '
nor very fat girls grab mo in tho expect-'
tion of being towed ashore. In such an
emergency I have resolved to dive.
"No mobs Laudanum for our babies." ;
All mothers unite iu pronouncing Dr. Hull's
Babv svrun the lx.'st soothinsr remedy now
old. It Is free from opiates. "