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"E. A. Burnett. Cairo, llltnola "
i iuly Morning Daily in Southern Illinois
1 ai"KPft Circulation ot any "Duily in
c.FTK'IAL TAPER OF ALEXANDER COUNTY.
rt tin Circut Religion Oryan of the West."
The writer of this little article has been
an inhabitant of this mundane sphere for
several years, if not for a greater number;
and, in that period, has had ample time to
make various and sundry observations on
people and tilings, and times and places, to
say nothing of customs and habits and the
usages of sects and societies and society at
large. One of the usages of hii fellow
man (and woman, too) to which hisatten
4 ion lias been particular called, during his
pilgrimage through this vale of tears, is
the utmost universal one of making Christ
mas presents on Christmas day. Here The
lii'M.ms any other than the acknowledged
ortliordo.v sheet of the city nay, the
"Great Religious Organ of the West," itself,
right here and now would be a first-rateplace
aud time to enquire why Christmas should
be set apart for making presents, any more
than the -ith of July or the 1st of April; but
knowing, as we do, the peculiarly appro
priate ami well earned character of the
Jh i.i,i.t:n, we do not dare a venture so
nearly savoring of the worldly and sinful
minded. Now, were we writing this for
this ungodly Sun or the unredeemed and
fore-ordained and predestined teetotal de
pravity Arus- Journal, the question would
be ndmisable; the established reputation
of the gentlemen running th ;se little, even
ing Hheets freeing our mind from all fear
of ever being able to think of anything
calculated to Bhock. But to return to our
text, Christmas: even in this pious paper
we may venture to ask from whence origin
uted the custom and for what ostensible
purpose was this day, out of all tho days in
tbo year, wt apart as the one upon which
to give and receive presents? There can be,
we arc fully assured, by some very eminent
authority, no well authenticated evidence
given that the 25th of December was
the date upon which Christ was
born into this world; and if it were a
fact so long and well established that no
living soul could harbor a shadow ct a
cloud about it, would that be a good reas
on, or any reason, for the custom referred to?
Did the people at the time of Christ's first
appearance upon earth celebrato it mak
ing and receiving costly presents or pres
ents of any kind; 'We are told a handful
of men did bring sweet scents as offerings,
to the manger where the babe lay, but are
we told that the babe received them? Or
that presents were oflerd to any grown
persons, at all? Or that on any one of the
subsequent birth days of Christ was ho
remembered so kindly? Now, it moy bo
that this "observer of several or more years,"
has missed a link in the chain of bible
lore that would unite the fact of present
making on Christmas day and the birth
of Christ, if so will some good fellow pltase
bring it out, for there surely ought to
be some good and sufficient reason
for keeping up a custom at once so foolish
and Trivilous and in too many instances the
cause of wicked deeds, aud most often,
still, the breeder of bitter, envious and tin-Cliristiau-liko
emotions and feelings well
calculated to shame thes, lowly name of
Jesus thr poor carpentor's son who, hail
ho lived In the 10th century, and been us
poor in pennies as we are told he was, when
lie did live here must have, often been
put to ihamo, and made to feel his want of
ready cash by his inability to meet the ex
pectations of his Sunday school class; or
Hid eager and all-exulted little oues of his
neighbor's families, when the 25 ib of Do
cumber came 'round. It may souud
slightly Irrclcvaut (but wo do not intend
it as such) in us to express our belief thut
Jesus of Naiurcth, under the circum
stances we liavo pictured, would have
lessened the number of his birth days
very materially would, in fact, have
hailed the cross as a blessed relief from tho
crown of thorns that a succession of Christ-
mns (Ws would have, inovitablv. brought
to the brows of a man, poor as ho. Tho
culminating point of evil resulting lrom
this curious aud much abused custom, we
assert, is where the little ones are taught,
from their earliest infancy, that there is a
patron Saint for them that comes every
Christmas Eve and deposits for them the
rewards of their eood or bad deeds. The
facts will not sustain the oft repeated story
that it gives all the children so much pleas
ure. On the other hand there nro few par
ents, indeed, who do not have the little ones
laying in the complaint that such and such
a lmy has "boots with tops a heap higher
'u mine, and I know I'm gooder 'cn he is
'cause ho told his teacher he never wispered
in school, ami he did, too, 'cause I seed
him!" Or a tearful little daughter
where heart is all but brokeu because
"Tilda's doll's sure-uufT wax and mine's
nothing but china; and popa, you know
she pinched her little baby brother."
A thousand childish griefs this un
pardonable nonsense engenders iu the
heart of tho best, most conscientious and
most honorable little girls and boys.
And Is it any wonder when they sec the
very playmates of whom they know
the worst, probably, they know of
any one, with the .handsomest and most
expensive "rewards" see that these ore
the children who "Santa Clause love!"
If there is any respectable tradition to
which can be traced this expensive and not
always too satisfactory to the giver or receiv
er, custom of our's, let us, at least, divest
it of its horrors let us save our little ones
tlj mortifications ond griefs we now bring
upon them by telling them the truth.
Shall they hold us in higher esteem or
love us the more .when they come to
know that vc have taught them falsely?
Shall we not rather set them tiie
example we would have them follow that
of ' truthfulness and fair dealing! Shall
our babies love us the less because they
know thatwKare the only Kriskindle? that
we think of their little wants and try to
give them all the nice things our moans
will afford? rand-pa and gi and-ma, aunties
and sisters, papa and mamma are the blessed
Santa Claus' of our house full of boys and
girls, and they are all sufficient. No need
to try to mislead the youngest of our flock
on this question all their lives they have
been told who loved them well enough to
send them this or that, nor are their little
hearts ever troubled by the thought that
Santa Claus is unjust to them; or embit
tered by the sight of a playfellow's hand
somer toy, for they know we love them
know we do all we tire able to do; aud
should the day ever come when Christmas
presents are beyond their reach, they will
have no childish misgivings of little sins
to do penance for, but will just simply
know that "papa cannot afford it," w hich
will never be so hard to bear as the thought
that some forgotten little prayer or
some thoughtless slip of the tongue
some innocent little fib, the like of
which they hear duplicated by older folks,
everyday of their lives, has been the cause
of this, to them a great punishment. The
whole system is cruel and unjust to ihe
children, we aver; even to those favored
few who are certain to have all that can
please and gratify them, for they, not un
naturally, become fully inflated with the
idea that they must be in every way superior
to their poorer neighbors, else why this
distinction made by old Santa Claus, who
watches over all the little boys and girls
and brings the good oues his very prettiest
things? Will some one who knows please
to enlighten us as to where and how the
custom of making Christinas presents orig
inated? NOT THAT KIND OF A GUN.
Detroit Free Prea.
In a corner grocery in the western part of
the city the other day, a boy was buying a
shot and getting ready to go hunting" His
old gun was lying around rather loose ami
the grocer nervously remarked :
"Hoy, I .vih you'd take care of that gun
I'm afraid of an accident."
Tho boy stood it up against a barrel and
went on telling how many rabbits he meant
to pepper, and pretty soon it came near fall
ing to the Moor.
"I tell you that infernal thing will hurt
some of us yet,'" exclaimed the grocer as he
jumped aside, and the boy leaned it against
the counter and said he'd never take a back
seat for a bear never. As he reached over
to look at some buck-shot, down tumbled
tin; gun and off went tho charge, sending
about forty duck-shot into a ten-gallon oil
can in range.
"There she goes there she goes! ' y'led
the grocer as he danced around. "Didn't I
tell you that infernal gun would gooff!"
"And did I deny iff" promptly retorted
tho boy. "Do you s'pose I'm fool 'nuffto
go out to hunt rabbits with brass-knuckles
or a bean-shooter?"
Elder A. J. Hobbs, of the Christian
church, Dloomington, preached his farewell
sermon Tuesday evening, preparatory to
removing to Cincinnati.
Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, aged 70, and Mrs.
Surah Piatt, aged 74, both of Dloomington,
am dead. Tho latter was the mother ot
Gov. lloutt's first wife and settled in Bloom
higion in 1SI57.
The flouriug mill of Samuel Hill & Bro.,
at Now Athens, III., was totally destroyed
by fire on the 8th, involving a loss of about
$50,000. The fire was caused by friction
in some part of tho machinery.
llnrsR it The liver if it is dormant, and
avoid a train of evils which must other
wise ensue. Among anti-bilious medicines
none rank so high as HoRtotter's Stomach
Bitters. It speedily banishes hoso pains
CAIRO BULLETIN: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1570.
in tho region of tho affected organ, tho
yellowness ot the skin, nausea, vertigo aim
sick headaeho. which attend a bilious
attack. A bilious subject, after a brief
courso of this capital liver stimulcnt and
invigoraut, fluds thut his tongue is no
longer furred in tho morning, his breath Is
grown sweeter, a hundred inexplicable sen
sations no longer make his life miserable,
his bowels have acquired the steadiness of
n well regulated piece of mechanism, and
lie con cat with a hearty appetite and good
digestion. It Is because tho Bitters assists
nature in her efforts to bring back tho dis
ordered liver and bowels to their normal
condition that it accomplishes such re
A Camp To nil who aro (suffering from
the errors and indiscretions of youth, ner
vous weakness, early decay, loss of man
hood, etc., I will send a receipt that will
euro yon, mike ov ciiakck. This great
remedy whs discovered by a missionary it
South America. Send a sell -addressed en
velope to tho Hisv. Joseph T. Inman, Sta
tion 1). New York City.
Ann Savin-os Basks Skcuuk! This is a
question of vjtal importance to tho indus
trial thrift of our country; and while our
legislatures are pondering tho question, we
would earnestly advise every one to take
Hall's Balsam for Coughs and Colds. AVar
ranted to cure.
Why suffer longer from tho torment of an
aching back? Kindey-Wort will cure you.
:C OHIO LEVEE.
No ('in or iln'i by maxurea bi'im; exposed to nir.
.Mill; deiivcrca twice a uay.
SEALED IN PINT BOTTLES.
Try li aud eee lor yourselves
30 tint ticketsonedoli.au:
i u-h on delivery of ticket".
Whiter-!. Clock. Corner Snenth Sirret an! Com
Pr-iri't. to inform the cit'ii-i'.-cf Cairo ieinjiy,
that (he has a
Now ami Large Stock oHJootls
Which Miewli! fell at Acrv.L t7. con-itlng of
Hats and llonuets.
And lice Imported Hocc for Ladies bli! i hiiilr.n.
Ladies' Furnishing Goods!
All the very lateiit deU'ti. Price" a low a po
Mule and pood marked in pinin !lrure. Will not
be uudcrMild. (.'all and examine No trouble to
chow sooda Lauien who do no: cte they
want will pka-jak fori.
WOOD AM COAL.
t AV. WHEELER,
Ileuitr in all kimln ui
Cord Wood, iStove Wood,
131 (j .MUDDY COAL
WO0I) AND COAL YARD:
Tenth Street, Let ween Washington ami
01ST(,AGEE H SALE.
Wherea. on the fonrlh day of November. A I)
Emerald K. Jluvia executed und deliver'-i te
lk-nry Wellt, tne under-icned. for the ne ol tht
Alexander County Hunk, his certain proini'-or;
no'.'j of that date, for three thousand eollarH paya
ble to the order of of eai'1 Uei:ry Welm for the u-t
afo.ofaid. one yearafu;r the date thereof, with iu
tcrel at the rat-j of ten put c-nt per annum fioia
the duie of Hurt note, and at the tiimu time aed
dt executed, acknowledged and delivered to taid
Henry Wclla, for the life aforecaid, a ce'Uiiu al')
tuoitxae on lota numbered thirty-one (all auJ
thirtv-two CM) In block numbered tweuty-Iuur (U)
aud Iota Lumbered ai-veu (7; aod eicbt ir) in blo-k
numbered tilty-one (51) in the ct'.y of Cairo, coui ty
of Alexander and Statu of lllliioiH. to aecuro tue
payment of culd promissory uote; which paid nle
mortK'Kecoulalnn a power of tale authorizing Mid
Henry v cn. Iu catu or acianit in the n
taid note or any purl thereof, to tell aid prcmliet,
or any t.urt thereof, and a!i eauity of redernniion
therein at public vendue to lliu liit;li'-tt hidder lor
each, at the court houtq in Cairo aforetuid, aller
llrtt Kivinj; twenty Java notice of the time, place
ana I'-ruiB of aid etde. aa will more fully appear
byr.-ference to the record of aaid inrt;,'a'' wuich
wat recorded in the recorder' olllce iu I'alrnaloK
aald.on theCth day of November, A. J;. lbi. In
book "" on pue
And, whereat, default hat been niade In the pay
ment of said Dole aud every p irt thereof, and the
wholeofaaid uote belnunow due uu-J unpaid: now,
therefore, the underai;;neu will, on Tuetday. too
lilh day of January, A. 1). ISNJ, at the hour of two
i o'clock p. m ot kald daii at the weaterly door
of the court houae. In L'alrobforcaaid, tell the taid
premltea aud all equity of ifcdemption therein, or
to much thereof at may be ereanury to pay oil' and
dlarharRe the aaid note ani the vipenaea of taid
sale, to the bllient bidder! for cat.ii In hand, and
will make aud execute to th( pnrcha'er or purcttat
acra, (,'ood ana tuhVient dted, or deeda. for the
premUoa totold. II iiNKY 'WELLS, Mortgagee.
Cairo, 111., Dec 13, 137V.
gUERItr 8 HALE. j
lly virtue ol an ejecutlon to me directed, by tho
clerk of the Circuit Court of Alexander County, In
the State of llliiioin.ln t'nvorof .lami- Hell and Wil
liam I', Hallldav. and KgalnHtCuiio Hot and iiaaket
Company I have levied upon the folluwiuK de.
e.nlied property, to wil : liot one to eltrht. both
lucliitlve, in block numbered oiKMli.uud lota one to
elijlit, both tuclolve. In block numliercd el(htf8l,
In thi flnh addition to the city of Cairo, Alexander
County, lllluoli, lurJudiuir lleer.ee and permlttlou
to uku and erect and maintain bulldinift. etc.. on the
levnu "lope In front of taid Iota, aa ' Perilled in need
trom Taylor A 1'amona. troiiU'es.eic.. dated March
jfl't, Ifll, together wllb all aud eliiL'ular, the mill
bolir houae, dry kiln, office, thetltaud bulldlnijK,
on taid lota and prcmlccn,titnat'xl toielher with all
and alnunlar, the appiirtenancet. flxturea. boiler.
eiiKliiea, taw mill, i halliiiK, beltllit, pulliea and
other iiiaehiuiry.iiawa, toola and machinea of every
kind and dewrlptlou wbatcuever, appertalnlnir, be
loiiRltid to, or Iu any wav conatlttitlriu' part aud par
Wj".V "f UN'i '" wnHt known an tho Cairo Box
and ltatkd Company Factory; which I ahtdl offer at
pu.illc v endue, en the premlaca, a above deecrlbed,
hi the flflh addition to thn city of Cairo, county of
Alexander and ritnte of llltnola, on the lEid day of
December, 1S7V. at HI o'clock, a.m.
a i7l"?ylk'' Clf'J' Ill'nl. ad ly of November,
A Ut tfftt
John hodoks, sheriff.
rROFESNIOM CARDS-rnTNCUXI. -
y h. markan, m. d.,
Hoiviropatbic Physician and Surgeon.
.nice 140 Ci. amerclul avenue. Realdence corner
Y Hirtcontlt St. aud Wapbiiitflou avenue, Cairo.
JjU. E. W. WIIITL0CK,
Ofhoe No. 13 Commercial
J)R. W, C. JOCELYN,
I) E NT1ST.
OKVJCE -Eighth Street, near Commercial Avetnc.
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
OKI'K.'S:-Wlth the Widow' acd Oorrnatia' Mu
ual Aid Society,
J" I.XEOAK & LANSDEN,
orriCK-No. Ill Commercial Avenue.
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PUBLISHED ON MONDAY
82.00 IJor Annum
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CO A LINE (
COALIN E II
THE ELECTJUC CLEANSER
HAS NO EQUAL FOR (iENERAL HOUSE-CLEANING
PURPOSES,' FOR WASHING CLOTHES,
. FOR THE BATH, ctO., ctC.
Fof Cleaning Paint, Varnished Surfaces, Window Class, Mirrois, Oold IVi-inM,
Marble, Pianos, Sewing Machines, Furniture, Oil Cloths, Silver Ware, Show Cases, Brrnjvs
Cut Glass, Globes, Cas Fixtures ; Removes Pitch and Tiir from ihe Hands or Cl'..tl.jr.g
readily, Ac, &e.
FOK USE AS A DISINFECTANT "ItftiW
Any tiling foiled v Ol I, or
Marks, or by Dirt
W ITllOUT S O
T.0 Ww-ns '.au.M IW.M - I h.se
("I' : Ml '('f T f f eir'uinli' i r,..c,. I.. .1
- buoji uj. n cn ajici r and inucii inure i coLun.iral It rcirot.-
t.im fabric without Injurlnc the textoro or cfaauititix fact colore . It clean the tnnd. und i,a :l '
It :' h als cor-s and cbj.jnl hand readily. Hecpectfully youra,
WILLIAM S EVE RETT 111 Cottu- ,rr,ve Ae .( )lif
To rt.r. Wr-rtiis Coaune Co-Wc have ten a-ing in our family "Coalinc. ' an ,ic!e manuf.-
,R ,h '"'' sd find " 0,10 c awful Ihin-a for family un- e Lave ever known or heard r
w;i,C, -cnbblntr, fleanlnf glafe. cilver. tak.'ujf preacc epoic out o tlothiuR and mj,, t, Mc ,
lku,u., ,.,..,. merviamuy Minuioiiave It 'Jt,e
oocy. - ( liicaj ), May M. 1ST!'.
tins TliE ONLY Wathim
and valuable article at a low ttorc compeUus with etaple tjood like Soap.
Tt" fr"ll, ''"inioniala from percne wth whom many in Cairo and vkinity aic acquit. , v-
coaiineiui'atrne position before the public. It lc a ood thiii, ami chould be gciierally utcd '
I haw u,, couiiueinmyhouce. Iteavca labor und ave clothe, .nd la leexpewlve. I ,;,jr,,
bewithout it - Cintraila. 111., Aucutl lhth. 10. MRS. JAMEs McE KIL
I f.nd coalinc to be all that J claimed for It. ar.d cfce. rfully rc cmnu nd il - C( ntra'ua I" -to;
A:.8, l-.h.lW.. MRS. V. U.VLEV. '
1 lave ued f ..aline loci, an head lithf of enCii,ea, where the dirt ic tarci. d, and it nrually rii
with con. -entratedlje. I found coal.'ne o do the woikfsllyaa w. l! ;ota.h. vithcut itt' ir..u.-i... ,
e,iecx.-.- (.ci.iMiiv 1.1.. Acr-in ltb. 1
. All leadiHtf jrriK-ere will lave it. and fin rupply
b'. at ail time. obta:'i.ab at
( M-nornl .A ircnts. .
IL-ads of Fiiiiiilk- w ill Call and (id a Sainple. Free f..r Trial, at our Stem
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PATENT STEAM CYLINDER VALVE"
WHICH IS NOW COMING INTO GEN LEAL 1F.
VA.I7rjU'S PATENT KSCAI'JU Oil
NO MORE CYLINDER
I call the attention of proprietors of Steam Engines to the use of this Valve, by ic;i
a great saving of fuel is effected. The Valve being closed on the admission of steam ami
open when exhausting, the engine is not liable to get out. of line, as no water is allowed to
accumulate in the cylmder-tho Valve opening or abutting automatically at each stroke.
The cylinder is kept dry when the engine is not working, as tho Valves arc then kept,
open by a opiral spring. The Valro will pny Its price in the savkig of fuel in a vary
abort time, and will last over ten years.
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of any liind.it will olonn
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price it fo lows' to brie it withlj. Ih
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