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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 28, 1880.
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i ilvi ench urlvMWill bu piiti'Plicil In' -tent
nnn Insertion : S tlmea. Ml t-citlr ; 1 week, HW
I m. tilth, I .VI; S month, wllliuiil rli.iHifi'. fl. V
Drtli. F.iu.h, nitiliticiM.il line, innr.-iu. Munition.
To Stun- mum. on Sixlli aired neur I.iuvm. For
forillMMH, lllllllv to F. Khoxkvkh,
Slvllt .true! mill l.fvii'
KOU 8AI.E-8AFK !
WV he vi, m i ha lliilliMln ftt'. new from I In' fir
tin-j, k No. i. MoMer, Iliibiunnii Co. aafu, lht we
will sell at i Imixiiu.
Dwelllimanrt four loU-viry il.mlralilc property
ob auiitliea.l corner 7111 ip"'i a 'in -ii-m-ipim .vcuur
M. ,1. HoWI.F.Y. Il'-iil F.sliili' A-nt.
Aiunu and uurcliannw of r mi! i'hIhio In Cairo
lianhl lie uro they liuve n (.'ihmI title. I Bill mow
prepared to tarnlsn aKMMi i-ni ! 'ri ' li I A V
OiIIcp In I'ont Houm!
Ao order uooii lor JltM. If mailled un ottv style
t rut -c I f .MimkIIomIioii I'limo. III lie sm i m
Apply ill 111! otlli-e.
yyr 11. marean, m. i.,
n iit'o,iu.rhic Physician and Surgeon.
JOre 1 44t I,, AtiiTcinl aveuuo. Ifcdlileliii! roruor
f-iurtwritti M. and V"iiiluuton avenue, Cairo
U. E. W. WHITLOCK,
lreiec-No. 116 C'nititneri'lat Avenue, between
Ilfihlh Hud Ninth Street
I?. W. C. JOCKLYN.
OFFICE - Etcbtk Street, near Commercial Ari'tiuv.
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
OFFICE: With tin- Widows' and Oorpnuns' Mu
tual Aid Soeleir.
Q I). WILLIAMSON,
70 Ohio JLovcM,
Dei nr In
Boat Stores and (U'orciios,
Of all L':inl.
OPKN NICJIIT AND DAY.
IDri'fiti Diiry mi.1 (;i:t ICIe Ilntter. Oyfer mil nil
Hlodi" 'if Ini'i wlieu in eii-on, oil liuml anil ilehv
re p"m; llvut ri!niilencnn free. Oft' rsd' 1 vereil
TO OHIO I.EVEE.
Na d'rt .ir iliMt In iiieiwirei" lieinn expo'ed to ir.
Milk delivuied twlec a dr,
SEALED IN PINT BOTTLES.
Try it iud nee tor journelven.
PINT TICKETS ONE Dor, LA I!!
null o:i delivery of tieketK.
ALL SOIITS. SIZES AND STYLES.
A'cd Miiiul:i.!.ir t ol uuil Dealer iii
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Iii every town In ltrlii.nn. IHIi.nV, Iukk uml
Kaiita. U Mul I our Me'lieiee.. No lUnliul inquired :
liut wii do r"iiilie uood ri'i iHtiiiieniliiiiiiii.. AKentu
i an niahi f U,r to ioik hiniilr"il ilo'lurn p r moiitli,
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Till! DAILY BULLETIN.
U'NTl'KKI) AT TlllC I'OtfT Ol'FICF. IN CAIUO, IT..
I.INOIS. AS fiKUONO-CLASH MATTKH.
OFFICIAL I'Al'EHOF AI.KXANDEtt COCNTV.
Only 5Ioniinr Daily in Southern Illinois.
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Serg't Sliuul Corn. V. S. A
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
The putty lit the resilience of Mr.
Chus. Piuk, lust ttioht, was laroely attended.
Another eujoytilile ,,Geimnn" will take
place in the St. Charles hotel, this cveniuir,
nt 8:!I0 o'clock.
The AS'. P. Hiillidiiy landed at our
wharf yesterday with not less than one hun
dred excursionists alotrd, bound for New
Some portions of Dan Rice's lecture
which he delivered in the Atheneum nit;ht
before last, were very severely criticised
Our streets wera thronged with pleas
ure-seekers yesterday. The day whs beau
tiful and offered a title opportunity for a
The large new organ, for St. Patrick's
church, arrived yesterday and was put up in
the church. It is one of extraordinary
beauty and contains six sets of reeds. It was
practiced upon last night.
The ladies of the W. C. T. U. will give
a supper at the Reform Club Hall, Thuts
day evening, January 2!)th. Supper will
be served at C o'clock. Price, 'Jo cents.
Ice cream extra.
Look out for cold weather in February
and provide your?.'lf with bountiful sup
plies uf t!r.' "Faultless," the best live cent
cigar in the market. Sold by F. Knrs
ni'yei'. Hoy Waxtrd lletwccn the age of 1 (J
and IS years, todearn the art and mysteries
of fine boot and shoe making, under a lib
eral contract. Apply to John A. Nieklcs.
No. 8:' Ohio Levee.
Street Superintendent tJorman yester
day opened the sewers and let the sipe and
rain water, which had gathered here and
there in the city, flow into the main sewer.
The river is yet too high to admit of the
water miming into the river.
A pleasant vi.-it was last night paid us
by Mr. Michael Glynn, with club in hand.
Great injustice has been done this gentle
men by oue of our correspeinlcnt-, who. in j
a communication published in yesterday's
issue, styled him ''( V.rley Mike."
We publish on this pag?, this morning,
a very couiic.il description of Cairo, by
C' inmodore R illingpin. It will lie found
full of fun if not fact, and will doubtless
prove as inte:v-;ing m anything with which
we eoald (ill the space it occupies.
- Iteteiriu,' to tlie story that Gen. John
A. L igau is fa v.i in g the nomination of cer
tain candidates fur ihe guveruois'liip of Illi
nois, a Washington dispatch says that he
has no special favorite, but that ail the
picv.'iit candidates are good men, and thai
he can e uiipstiy support any of t'.teui,
-A special to the Chicago Tribune from
Sptiiiglield states that the iocal politicians
huve lately been cli-iUSMiig the time of
holding the coming Republican State Coti
veiitiou, and 'he date generally act'eed
upon seems to be tiie '-'tith ol M iy. The
Mate Central Cuminiltee wiil meet at
Cliie.i'.'o ia about a mouth to fix tit' tint'
-in i place of holding the Convention, mid
il is cx led that Merc will be at this
meeting one of the largest g ithi rings uf
poiiiici itis ever ku.iivn in the Slate wn such
.Ml'. A. S. 1! illel'lsoll, of the St. Co irics
Jl'itei, ii I'.'ivi' 1 a ilispalch fioin one of his
gi.'-ts i if ii f 'W day-, ago, stating ill it lie
iii I left his pock'-t-lioiiA, containing iwo
hundred and sixty dollars, in hi bed, and
asking him to send the came to M ' in j .hi-' .
'i'h" pocket b ml; was found by one of the
chamber-maids mid the request was prompt
ly complied with. Some time ago the
same person found, while making up tin:
lie I-, a poi'ket-booh containing six hundred
dollars and turned it owi to Mr. Robertson,"
who rettirtu'd it t tin owner, who had noty t
left the city. Careless travelers s'niiil. I be
particular lo nlwrys stop in tlrM clu.-s ami
r dhdil" irm.-, ,
"K.i-Mp-! Are tiieie any in Can'".'"
Was tit" :'l ilion ptop,iunii''d by nil" uf the
inhabitant of this buig lu'imolher yesl 'f
duv, We hh iuld -av there nie. and to ibe
an old (Xiresiou, "tlm woods are full of
ihem." iw run it be poifiblu that men
and women will deliberately lie about one
aniillier is mi!' of those conundrums that
"no fellow e to solve." Rut such appears to
be the case. It is to b" hoped that there
will be a law enacted, some time, that will
drive fioin our mid.il then? pests of society,
for they cannot Ii- of imy enrlhly umc to
nay community. Their exi-tnio: is ex
tremely niinuyuig to all luveis of deivny
and goon morals,
A mule nUa' hcd to a dray ran awny
yesterday afternoon. We did mil. ascertain
from where or what cause, the aniiii il
start .'d, Ur, ii faint; running Iowa Twelfth
street toward Washington, avenue, und as it
passed Mr. Ed. Blmminessey'B house it ran
over und seriously injured Mr. Shtiim
iiessey's little hoy. It appears that the buy
was playing iu the street and being unable
to get out of the way in time, he got under
the mule and dray und received a severe,
titidpcrhaps fata!, injury in the head. He
is said to be in u hopeless condition. The
mule, ufter running up Washington iiveaui'
to Thirteenth street, attempted to turn the
corner there, but upsetting the dray in the
attempt, lie stopped and was secured.
Ike Clements ''the willingest little
cuss you ever saw,' as he calls himself and
"tho cussodest little villain you ever saw"
as Oherly used to style him who is one of
the Commissioners of the southern peniten
tiary, was in Springled, to consult with the
governor on the 21th iinl. Rales A,- Wii-
son, of Indianapolis, made a contract with
the commissioners to construct the cell
house find other buildings for the peniten
tiary for about $S!i.OOO. The law provides
tliut if any dispute shall arise between the
commissioners and the contractors each
shall appoint an arbitrator, and the gover
nor shall appoint the third. A dispute lias
arisen involving about $.'i,000, and the com
missioners have appointed Mr. R ipp, of
Carbondale, as their arbitrator, and the
contractors have selected theirs, but they
do not say who he is. The commissioners
held an interview with the governor, but
he declined to make an appointment, stat
iug that he hoped the matter could be
settled without resorting to the long process
The following which we find in the
Viucenncs Sun, concerning our former fel-low-citiz
mi, Mr. Joseph Moreluck, will he
found of loeal interest: "Mr. Jacob More
lock, proprietor of a distillery ut P.itoka,
ami one at Cairo, was in the city yesterday,
and expressed himself favorably to locating
in Yinccnnes. He is well pleased with the
surroundings, and especially witii the fa
cilities for shipping. The only drawback
at all on his part is the additional expense
he would incur iu removing f:oni his ''res
ent location, IIj gets an abundance of
corn, but the railroad facilities are not real
ly so good as here. He would erect a fac-
toty here, if he should conic, with a ca-
paeity for consuming l.'.'OO or l.oO'l bush
els per day the year through. This would
furnish a market for neariv halt a million
biisiiel.i of corn at good prices. It i now
no longer a iiiiestion of doubt th.it our pro
duct must be manufactured int.i otle-r
commodities at home if we would reali. -
their greatest value. Indeed, with ti h a
product of corn, the surplus U of little
value if it must be taxed with a heavy
freight, in its bulky con li'.i.m to g-t it to
Fresh eggs. at Xcw York Store 10 do n
for one doliar.
Master mechanic. A. Van Tuyer w:,s in
the city yesterday.
lion. Jesse Ware, of Joncs'ooro, was i:i
the city yest'T lay, and a guest at tin.' St.
J ick L illy was yesterday out on th"
street. This was his lir.-t trip down town
since the accident.
Massac Journal : "W. M. Murphy ami
Aii'lrew Davison were up from Cairo, the
lit si of tin1 week."
Mr. Entire!!, formerly wilh Me.-si-.
PiUi'g'i'A' Rro., has accepted a position !a
the elotliing hoiisc of . F.itiib.iker.
Will H illi.iay rcturrP-l by the C. ,V Y, j
R. R. l ist nigh!, ii'"iu poim-rov, Ohio. Mr.
Aisthorpe and wife will return to-day.
Mr. Me Manns is eng ig'd in building
a bam b ick of his dry goods an 1 clothing
house --on Fourteenth street.
-- Mrs, A. il. Iivin is in the city visiting
her Mt:iii. lou, friends. She ii iinying at the
re-.i'l 'itce ot Mr, M. F. Gilbert.
Mr. Jti'.i in Jac kson arrived here h few
d;.ys ago ftom Yir. inia. and has taken the
pi-me of M:. W. II. .lacks., a nt Stratum cc
-Muster Inn Sti w.irt omteiiiplnles nc
evjitiug a position u- striker on a boat now
on her way to this city from I.uuivville. We
have 'orgul'"i) the name.
- -Mr. Matthews i still sii;V"ri;,g from a
scalded hand fne eifect of th railroad
d;-asli'r from which heese'ip.'d narrowly
w iih his HiV.
- Mr. W. II. Jackson, formerly of Strut
ton i liird's, was in the city a few days
ago as traveling snleiinaii fur the linn of
Sieinw end. r, Siml'i' gen i: Co., Si, ,"!iis,
--Mr. M. P. Fulton ha-, for a IW days
past. Ii. -n I'ligaged on the bo J; s of thr ("ily
Xaiion.d Rank. lie will, we b-licw, re
turn to his ilr.-t love -the book, of the
wlt.irlbo.it, in it few days.
-One of tin' young lien who eui.,itule
ihe P. o, M. IV, which iiitcrprctc I means
"Post ddiec Mashers' Iingade'', while work
in ; the ibi'tniioii "racket," slipped through
his collar - from the i lewalk and into the
mud. Thi is fi"', i r.'ti though it !,o (,f no
Conn 'Uelici ,
Col. W. li. II row n, of M. Iropolls, who
has in. lusttloii.-ly labored for th ii ppclnt
1 lie 11 of hiuie.'lf lo th ' oilice of itnrvhuir
of tin Census for Southern Illinois has
llnally succeeded in getting the appoint
m 'ut. No application w is made fur the
p silioii by a D 'iiioci'ut :-iucc litis would
ha"e b'jen useless.
John Restore was yesterday arrested
by Ins honor, Mayor Thistlewood, for being
drunk. Squire Robinson fined him one
dollar ami cotds. f
John Couners, arrested by Constable
John Hogan on a charge of hog stealing,
wns before Justice Comings yesterday, but
the absence of important witnesses rendered
a postponement was found ncceisary und the
case win continued until !l o'clock to-day.
Fred Good having been lined by Ju.-tico
Comings on Monday, yesterday "swore out"
:i warrant for the parties who were the
c.uise of his being lined. The papers were
placed in the hands of Chief La Hue and
the parties brought into court. The evi
dence did not pan out well tmd tiie boys
were disch irgcd.
The fellow w ho was caught night be
fore hist, by Orliecr John P. Ilogan, stealing
coi.l from the coal flat below the narrow
gu age depot, w as yesterday brought before
Jt'stice Robinson, who bound him over iu
the sum of one hundred dollars, to appear
ut the next term of the circuit court. He
was locked up in the county jail.
A couple of th" female inmates of the
den at the corner of Eighth street and Ohio
Levee indulged In a rumpus on Monday
night, and yesterday morning they were
bclore Justice Comings on a warrant sworn
out by another inmate of the same den:
but when th" case came to trial there
seemed not to be suliicieiit evidence to war
rant the Justice in assessing a fine and the
parties were discharged.
FOl'R CHILDREN KIDNAPPED.
We ifive place to the following letter of
Mr. Robert S. Adams, of Metropolis, which
we find In one of our exchanges in the hope
that its publication in this journal nc y as
si-t him in finding bis children:
MfTHOl'OI.IS, 111.. J ill. Ju. '".
D "tr Sir. On Sunday, January Ith, my
wife died of consumption, at this place, and
dav before yi steniav between live and six
o'clock p. m. s.iii dio dy kidnapped my four
childran. Andrew (as he is commonly
caliedl whose full name is Anderson D.
danis, aged II years next Fcbuarv: J'.iia
G. Adams, aged 1.1, Robert G. Adams, aged
10. and Belle Wood. Adam.s, aged ',
years. I can discover no trace ut them ex
cept that they went out the Rrooklyn road
from Metropolis. I went to Rrooklyn yes
terday to hear ot them but found no trace
of them as thev bad not been there. Iain
heart-broken, and want you to assist me in
recovering my children. I will pay liber
ally i t their return to nt". Yours etc..
RoiiKit r (i. An ms.
Si;mj us at otiee two d .-.) Sr. Jac-h's
On.: it is in lively d'-mand. Ir cured u
prominent citizen of our town, Mr. II"nry
ll'itick, who has suffered f r years wCh
eumntbm. Wirit lbcrgcr A Alboiigii,
To tii ; E l'tornf tli Hu) -t a:
MR. W. P. SMITH SPEAKS.
Cai::o, Jan. '.'.th. H-s'b
I !t;n ihirg'd publicly and privately
wi:l the authorship ot a communication
c"iicer;iii'g the p'lrcli is!' uf a licile. This
imputi.'ion is liable to involve me in a per
sonal ilitrietiHy. Ii there is a notary pub.
lie iti Cairo whose cour.uisdoti has expire. I
let him be good enough to step forvar
R"!'"i'o him I stand ready to state tin he
soiiiutii sanction of th" law, that I. neither
directly or indirectly eneo:;i'aged or lent
niv nssispiuee to th" prodiict'im ur
publication of anythmg that might
be construed as a slind'ioiii as
Sae.lt on I'lV of lay CoUllM VIJIcn. Tiie f
fort in qucitiiia was simply an intoxicate!
pro lue'ion. wh'e!) t taguered into iriiitanl
r.-mained thciv in a niaiidiin sta'.- Did. a-1
the C'liidition of but h man and mul" and
even the proof-reader wis simp'y painful.
W. P. Smith.
Attest: Wm M. 11m.ii.
d;:-::R!PI'!o of cairo.
iii' l OM l'lDOl!!', 1: i.l.M,pN, . lis '.:,
S: Foil 1 ')!).
Two '.i:::::els pass iindcr the river at Cai-
ond de!, ! a! .H:'. GencVi.'Ve, one al Ches
ter, u.iotln r at Grand Tower, a.) I two oe
iwei n tin re an i Hie i;inii;.i of tiie Oii.o
; i v .-r. One uf the liie-st . mail tow n- ontite
river i. C:;p:: tiit ilduaU, Wiileli c iii'air.
three huuihed thoU-ulul llihabitaiit-, who
are principally Germans, and the niiioimt of
boi"g i i saii-ag'', pt'ei ds, and Seowi itz-r-case
that th s p ac exports is 1 1 . toeii Ions.
1 took on two thousand iu, but it cuiid
I, '.t li:-!:iisiid ft Olil the pile i.n th ieVee
a.viiiing ..li'piiii'.'it. Pushing our fi"tn
tli T" the be it mad" spl"inlid time, nn jo-t
a- sic had reached tin1 ttirrnw ina k i f
lull wliiei divides tl.e Oiii. i U',i M.S. Is.
si;. pi river-, about s 'veil miles above il,: ,y
l .'tlilletice, the look II sheer on Ide pip, t
and went through befun; her he idvv.y
eotlld be clieck"d. cutting off Ciiro entile-
iy from the uieiniand, and s"iidirg it iiorit't
d iv. n wi'h the current, A- vumu, lir
ilis.fti 1' was di.sCovr"d the town w.(S V ill
with excitement. Pe lls were ring and
whistle.-; blown, mid th" mayor dispatched
messengers to tic ditl'i rent puiop-i, with of
iters for them to get ready for action nt
once. In th" menu urn a hurried nt a tin ;
was held by the citiz us, and it was derided
to either effect a landing or beach tiie town
mi th" lii't island. Lines were got out
with the n.iiistanc.: ol the tugs and
boti's, but they proved lls"lest, and th"
fivii'y of the' people i;icivai", until
it know no bounds, They wanted
to si.i oil', illld ulfered th 'if property at a
gl'" it sacrifice. Others Wrm -ei li I.IUII, hill';
I'oit.' nt,. I putting their 1 ' 1 1 i 1 i .- in them,
i w i.h a view of escaping to the nut ii'and.
It was found, after a rough estimate had
bten made, that them was about twelve
months' provisions iu the city, hut tic teip
ply of coal Was not Mlllielelil to keep the
pumps going for over thirty li x . ill: mi
i'ialiiday (a g rent grandson of the founder
of that house), who occupi" ! toe chirr, said
that he was one of the larip 't miU'Tcpi, as
Ihe rata itrophu had ditirely c ut hit:', oil'
from his vast coal lidds, tiu.l destroyed all
his bii-lness coiin"clioin with the outer
world; but its h's only liopo lay tn gelling
the city lowed back to lis forni'T po.-Ition,
lie would give ot nilllio'i dollars to have
the job dime John IL Oberly, proprietor
of fine Rrtii.ivriN, lineally sprung from the
grait politicimi and founder of that paper,
and who was one of Calro'j first mayors, re
tnarVed that Ids means were rather limited,
but that lie , il l ij'-i Py Port with half his
fortune to get back, to his old stand, for he
had faith in its future, and believed with
his ancestors, that it was a good place for a
city. Hut at once, us in their present con
dition they were cut off from all telegraph
facilities, and had not even an exchange to
clip from, und who but here lie burst into
tears and but down. Patriotic speeches
were made by the Williamsons, the Sall'ordH,
the Millers, the Wiicoxes, the JIarrolds, the
Johnsons, und other wealthy men present,
and upon the Secretary counting the sub
sctiptiunsit was found that $7!.00(,OOI had
been raised. A committee w.is appointed
to procure t!00 tugs, of 1(1.000 horse power
each, to tow the city back, This was soon
accomplished, as all the arrivals from above
and below, since the accident happened,
had come alongside tor assislar.ee. Chains
and lines were made fast, and the work be
gan. The tir.it two minutes were spent in
checking Cairo's headway, for it was float
ing nmy lour miles an hour; but once
checked, it soon started buck, and in three
hours it was safely moored in its old quar
ters above "Bacon Rock." The people were
so exasperated at what they called the reck
le.ssnc.si of our pilot that,
in spite of all my en
treaties, they hanged him on the spot, and
let; his body dangling between the chim
neys, It was very fortunate that the colli
sion took place where it did. Had we
struck the town a little lower down, and
below, instead of nbuve the upper .r,K..
levee, or water tight conipaitmnit, the um
of life would have been tremendous, n.
Cairo contains over u million people.
As soon as order had been restored, we
began to get ready to resume our nip south,
but before We could get ill unr line-, Mr.
Staats Taylor a .Juscendui.t of the able
financier and early s.-tili r of that name--cuiie
on boa:d w ith a I'ni ed States nur
slml, and had the "Atue: iean Empire" tied
up for running into the cily.
It was noon the next day oefoie I could
effect U settl-mciit und get tile boat released.
Pending the li'-'pitiatiun, I availed i,n se.f
of an opportunity offered by a promi'i,, nt
official, and tm.k'j drive tlii'uugh the "Del
ta City." as Cairo is enlhal, ami had an c
celh nt opportunity of examining the pecu
liar piati upon winch it is ;,i. out,
Cairo is one o tiie most retired and is,.
1 i e, puts on 'Ic face of the earth. It i
I'U'lt in a basin or valley, tl;e outlines ot'
wba h ri-e to s ich ait elevation that nlioii..,
you draw a straight edge across It, after
the manner of me miring wheat, it wou! i
strike off nothing bu' the pinna; I'm of a
f- -v church spir.-s. Rut it is a ! on itu! citv,
m vcrtheh'ss. The str'ets ur" wid and the
hcihiingi very imposing, w hiie tiie society
is cultivated and re. ill" I -in fact, the Very
opposite uf what D;c',"ns found it a hu i
died Hid sixty yeius ago. As II place of
I' siilelii'" the tuwn i-. not ece,ed the wotld
over. A man i:, ty s from his front ,.,,,r
and rei.u.c l,;i;:s'i:' among tlie shrubl" ry
mid I'ort 'i'-. and wiii'ii we ,,-y of inhaling
their i.'l"r-. w ith ii-aw to r :ir to find his
sail b.ii' in waiting. N tpies atcl (.'oiii a
ain't "'p: en hl'.'li," whc.i you i o!ne t i Ulk
ot la'sis, gn'.to-, and t 'inantic scenery.
V::y, there i a t .r,c of o;a i(!ce hive
about everything, ev n i thei hu:elie : for.
f iring a c: -itt-.m peflo , of ;lt. ye: r, a t le.tr,
sparkling Jo da i Ii.k k- up to tfirir very
(V ors, and no man iieeil w . "tr his sitis for
t,1..' want u: !i;iptisit, il i icditi' i to wa-ii
tir -m away. slmui 1 jam i iin' y-t:r t-ve
to un n.igle of torty-!;c .di
gr s. tut y w i.l re-t mi va-i ilect of Imats
niel ship', wtio.ij tall in a-ts tmd t lilinney s
sei m to aimost "!.ieal tic ,ill, nl.,,.!e of t i .i
st"r." Tiiey ,.r" rcci ;ving and lii-charg-iiivT
cargoes, and lo"k a- though tle y n;oi
;git'd tic nir, iuid w cr resting on tiie iu.iw
ot some hug" l;io'!'i!,i n pc lolls to conti!:
tiiog fl.eir Voyage. Tlclt- ('.::et ret rent is
siinovtrided by nn ocean of wat r, which
pre-s-'s on al! sides i iih a force almost ir-feii-tible.
yet the inhabitants liiaiiil'es! no
comeru, un, cvi'i"iit!y f ',. ns s:d'e as
tli nigh th 'ir city wis btil.t
a;, l a GPu ip :, that. Tl"
a l.utli in tie ,r eaith -wot
Can .-ii .ke. Y"U may sr
cle ri-.ted institution-, and
,s W ,,Cll I.'
o.f at th"::
cvei v 'ei.sPi... manner, ami
rt s::"itt cunt nipt; leit ay a woe
their l"Ve mul t,.y , jn
Til itis'itutioii i s tiered to n ( ':.!.
W is b.-.pp atlli d lo them by tl.e g'e.-.t TaV-
lor. w ho-" iii emuy tle y will re , r C'-a-e to
V: "t',.e. I llsked my cicetor wlcietlii
,'.i t.tt Mi-'u'd perti was bi'iii, 1. and he
ai:-weii'., at "Yillu Ridge," an i, pointing
to the lr"wnii.g l'eilin, contiiiii'd, "but
there's his iii 'iinimcnt."
I in; til" fit i' id, one winter, wltai the
whole Valley was inundated and the water
acV.l d.v fo-e six incites above the h'ghest
io!ii of gtoiiud wic'ii tic entile male
population s 'i.-l their shovels and m-hed
tu un- det'e'ii;, " tlcir home and faight
their 'iitv , night and d iy, for three weeks.
tliey w. re in-v-r for t luoni -nt doid M'''! of
"ic'ury. And even when the : I ri -e,
and tin' waves Ir'it 11V1T tin: tempo; in
ks t'ifV II l l Cl ( ted, ail 1 the spt "V Wetlt
d. i'li:: .: int
', the tow n, lilld things ioo!;ed
h to iiUt-id"rs, the eld l"-I l Ills
ac. 1 1 pl.t up tlcir l i-t dollar
cm iy eici',!'.
A " I ' -i : i i .
"ihat -Ic'd -land it." So she ili.
a grituii view to witness tint nob!
di t. 'in b i s lighting th" Father of Wt.ter
nd" iii a i' -vives nni
hnif -vlves and ilatp'lilers ni--id
lock and forth vitb lalions-for the men
ha t to lie p on tll"ir sltov.'ls. Rut whetl
it was iitinou.'iccd that the enemy was in
full rtrc.it, you should have heard the
sh nit that went tp). All the yelling that
was ever done during tlie great civil w.o
I'roin I's'll-., by the two armies when g iing
into li.ittie to sh, d fral'-rnal blood, couhhi'l
hold a eiindle pi it, The ( beer stalled near
III" point, an I w ",t topnd and round that
thirty mile circle of bivisiworks faster and
I ister, until it reined liio'some great wheel
1! nt h id Mm o'.f and could not be Mopped.
Numerous relics of tint iiwiul campaign
are still to be seen -ctdieieil about, such ns
briikeii spades und whi-key barrels. Let
til" mult who writes this people's histoiy do
tin la jiiuh e; let him picture their struggles,
iln'ir i'ailh, their undaunted courage, ion!
tied final triumph; Id him show how',
from a slilential inarch, whence the dead
ly Wiper- once weni stealing out Upon the
water, hd'u'ting all tley cnvcioped, was
; I (lo grnud tiictrpoli. which, thank
II a en. Is now be' tig "ilovetniled into the
MuiiUmrii purl ion of Illinois so firmly thai
no ho:.!, i ',' whatever size or cttpacily, can
cv,'i' semi It a. bill iiguin. 1 have a.kind of
an eii'ei lion for Cairo -which, perhaps, U
nn'ura! enotigh -for my grent griuidfalher
once n sided there, and,' 1 believe, owicd a
few corner lots, which it would be its, less
for me to endeavor (,( flnd now, as they are
forever imnwichcd belween Ch'tPMUid somc
hady else's pooperly. Yoit see, n man that
bfiip-lit hern In cat'ly tunc only Pt what
lie.' Iiishmun called' tho "hole tolmiid the
cunituii rjuud." Rut my great grandfather
was a very prominent citizen and was
frequently honored with a scut on the jury,
which he has often declined, saying that
there were others more deserving ami hot
ter qualified to fill that important trust,
though it seems the people thought other
wise, for he was waited upon by n deputy
and taken from his shop, like Cincinnattis
from the plow, hiid compelled to serve.
I suppose I would have been bom in
Cairo had not a reverse for tutu made ii
necessary for my ancestor to change his
base uiid move away. He left rather sud
denly, and but few men were ever more re
gretted or held in dearer remembrance.
Ho owed ubout $:,00.
The country surrounding ('niio is very
thickly settled, mid shows a high stuto of
cultivation. To the southwest the land is
flat and the scenery riithcr inonotouou-,
but the eastern view, with its terraced ele
vations, dotted with innumerable fin
dwellings, is one of imposing grandeur
Four railroad tunnclb pan, beneath the wu
ters tsvii underthe Mississippi, and two
under ihe Ohio. These, with the immense
fleets of vessels, boats, and l.a-ges. quite
sufllcient to meet all the demands of trade.
As we were getting ready to leave Cay-o
a train came in from the East, bringing
several hundred excursionists en route to
Memphis. They had intended to go
through iu the cars, but seeing our fine
boat, they gent on nn agent to engage pas
sttge. l.'pon learning this, the conductor of
the trim becitni" very much excited, mi l
r. niaikeil tliut if they wanted to r-aeh tlcit
destination in any reasonable time, they
had lictter remain where they were. Wlu-ii
the remark came to my en'rs, I ri-ilied I
would agree to t ike tle'in through us q'tier:
as the cars, or charge them no fare.
"That's impossible," said the railto, I
"Not at all," confidently s:,i 1 I.
"You don't mean to ,uv that your bo.,'
can run with a railroad train;" a-ki 1 t':c
agent, with amazement.
"1 do," I replied.
"Do you want to bet anything on ibv. '
"Not a cent any further than w hat I ha "
n'readv at stake, which is to put tiios - peo
ple now coming mi board in Ulcmphis be
lore yotl gel there, or charge them no fate.'
In n few moments all wa re on boar.!, un i
We Lacked nut. 1 reipie-ted every one to
go below, at th" same time tel.ing tin- pii
and engineer what my agreement was wit ,
the jM-scngers. As we straight, ued ilo".',
opposite the lower end of the city, th" c.i:
Ca.l.e d ishing out uf the !ol!tll "if the tun
nel on the Kentucky shore, and by the tip,
W" got fairly under way. th" boat' and train
wi-ie side by side, and it was just u'm:i
To say that then was some tall running
done would be drawing it i-xttcr.i- Iy mild
Several thicks of wild dre ks, that we ram,
Slid ie;;!y Upon, rose fr dn th" W :.t,-r (Old et
di'ltv 'led to tlv ahead of Us, but we pxs-i !
t!i":ii s f .st that th
ookcl as t.'i ill,:
thev were going in t!
i" o ppo-l! ; ii:rec!lo.i.
i;:;d doubties, th v tii
u.:!.t thev W"'e.
they filli-d the a'-
caui" s i deiii'-lii.'iliz,
S( re t'l.s, ;,1 ;
that thev tuined s
cisaults and i rf-TMi'
tic-. Hundred, ,ro
ns o! :t.r:ai an
I into the wat ,
ali i the feathered
ln'-ts ,li,l not i-et sort, d
over and i 'cover their eipiilibr.uin tint!
thev had liV.de several :; I dives into
Tli number uf i ttl-h and b'.lF.iIo ti, ,r
lie.- built ( Ut in two lou-t have bi en flight
fi:1. as u few hmirs alter our arrivu! at M ui-p.'il-
tiie water Win Covered w ith skills ga'ii-
crng up tic carca-M's, ,s ,,,(.
v r, t
i r i -s w i - an , 1 othi'is split from la u I
t ii,. as though prepared for Isiiiing. N
lie r is h.ird-h' i! tunle were picked up
halves, showing that they I ired no b.-t:
than the scaly tribe.
r or me ;;r-1 two me.;;-, it was ,i;
"tuck" us to which Would win; and
then. in wlui witness",! lis pis- 0ceola. a:, i
who came down on tic rw-ltiiig train, saio
Ic could distil. guish nothing but tw
blue streaks b'.'hi'l'i Us. At Randolph We
were fully a length in tic lead, and w o
gu'nli.g -lea lily, though the old ircn ie.'-e
he' gfii d'-wn to hi work hau ls nnely. lii-
v ': Is wet" going so f.-t tl."v w -re inv:-
l,e. and the buzzing s'lttn i v iii Ii tic;,
produced told that Ic was on hitsilc -All
the wind cvs in tic nam were bolte I
down, ami the conductor, after giving ot
di rs to the p'l--el)ger to h lid (ill to the
s.'..ts, la-heij hiiils'-lf to one of the stove
t.'st''tiii'gs and l.aliooc'l to the engitccr to
"torn Icr oo-c." The inmates of th"-"
r ns looked liken corp- of b iflia -k cir, u
rid"s on their last l'oli!ti), W in tl tl." c'.oWT.,
r:ng::csti r. e.'t I all the mux- are lit
tle nag Up to ins iiigiiesi s pecn. ;or tte
maint diied almost horizontal po-itim;, ami
Ichl mi entirely by their h oris. ; itp
was no us-,; we arrived at Mi tiiphis fi.lv a
(ptartcr of a tliile tile ad. je t three ..eo ,
and forty-three miniites mi! t'r"iu t'ait i.
our b nit cittiic mil of tiie rente.; ioi
si atlte I. lurther than losing nveiboa'd tie
'i!o;'s wig-, which ucc'.tticl before he;
wheel, had made three revolutions.
Du.i'i. the run I remain! beicath tii
ll .'dies, an 1 had no other vi".v of what wr
:, 'liig on th.m teat utfordi d through tie
p' rtho'c.., for it would Ii ,,'.' b'-en cei'ain
if ntli to have veitti'.red on deck. Tic ex
citement among the pasn ngei- in the cabin
e,:ls 11, tells"
ull'orcd lint the
would will, but ther'
an four after
hit", a committee
Iiomi'iI. and nt'tel an
cltstuin sfablished over a re
when boats were run by steam, presented
me with the "horns," which they said I
was entitled to as the 'Champion uf the
.Mississippi." These are the famous antlers
(nice worn by John W. Cannon and Thomas
P. Leathers, and judging from their siz.,
thirty-two feet between the tips those old
In roes must have been gianls. 1 received
tic gift with hemming modesty, and told
tue ronunlttee 1 would endeavor to make
myself equal to the situation, but I rather
doubt my ability to fill the bill, for you
know we are not so stout now us men were
in the good old limes.
AT SCI I EEL'S HALL,
Tueadny, Fob. 17, 1880.