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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN:
THURSDAY MORNING, MAY C, 1380.
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Ovllnaoach or leu will bo published fri!
xulM one lnertlon: times. SO centa; 1 week, 100;
toooth. Kao.li additional lino, prorata. Bltimtluna
II. MAREAN, M. D.,
Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon.
Offlca 140 li, amerclal avenue Residence cornor
Fourteenth St. and WaahJiuton avenue, Cairo.
U. E. W. WIIITLOCK,
Omen-No. 1 Commercial Avenue, between
Siichtb and Ninth Street
pit. W. C. JOCELYN,
OFFICE Eighth Street, near Commercial Avenne.
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
OFFICE: With the Wlduwa' and Oorpnana' Mu
ual Aid Society.
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BYTIIE CAR LOAD OR TON, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Loads a Specialty.
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
yOCUM & BIIODERICK,
STAPLE and FANCY
Washington Avenue. Cor.
CAIRO. - - ILLS.
ipiIE.CITT NATIONAL RANK
, Cairo, Illinois.
W. P. HALLIDAY, President.
H. L. UALL1IMY. Vice-President.
THUS. YV. 1IALL1DAY, Cashier.
. STAATN TAYLOR. W. P. IMU.IDA Y,
BKNRT fc. UAM.HMY, H. II. I't'NNINUIUM,
d. D. WILLIAMSON, HTKl'IIKN B1HI,
U. II. CANDKK.
Exchange, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUUT AND SOLD.
Dop.isits received and a general banking business
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Maiiulactnrcrof and Dualer iuAlso
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ffiALL KIMT'I OP J'lB WOHK BONE TO OlttlKKw? J
NO. 27, EKillTIl STREET.
CAIRO, : llil.IXOl
WOOD A.VI) COAL
(J W. WHEELER,
Dealer In all kinds or
Cord Wood. Stove Wood,
BIG MUDDY COAL
WOOD AND COAL YARD:
Tenth Street, Between Washington and
NO PATENT, INO PAY.
P A T E 1 T S
obtained for mechanical devices, medical or other
comiouir. iiriiamemal ileslims, trane-uiarka and
labuli. Caveat. Asmirlinielila. lnttTfereures. In.
frtniteinenu. and till nutter relating t Putcntu,
iruiupuy i!iPTjmti in. c muKv prenuiihay ex
aminations ami I'uri.lrb opinions as to patent ubllj.
tjf, free ol charge, mid ad who are Interested In new
inventions ami raienia ore invtieti to n-iul rur a
copy of our "Guide for obtaining patent," which
la tent frea to onjr aildilri'xs. and umtnlui complete
Instructions how to obi sin Patents and other valu
able mutter. During the pas', live years wo Iihvo
obtained uearly three thousand Patents fur Ameri
can and Foreign Inventors, and can Klvesnll"luctory
.frrenri'S In almost even- county In the I nloii
;, Addrvss: LOl'IU bACit.KH CO.. Holleltors ot
Patntaand Attorneys at Law, L Droit llulldltiK
wamiDKiau, v. v.
THE DAILY BULLETIN,
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LINOIS, A8 SECOND-CLASS MATT EH.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF ALEXANDER COUNTY
Krnest II. Thleleolce, City Kditor
CAino, lll..May i, IHSO
Time. Mar. Tner. Hum. Wind. Vel Weather.
1 ' au.iis
S10 ' 30.07
2 p. m., iw.m
MailmuurTemperature. 774; Mlulnium Tem
perature, BHo ; Kainlall 0.00 Inch,
ltiver 3t feet 1 Inche. Mao Inches.
W. II. RAY,
Sora't Slcual Corns, U. 8. A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Noticea In this column, Ave cents per line, each
Wanted A boy sixteen years old to
learn press work aud feed cylinder-presses.
Apply at The Bulletin office.
COAL OIL STOVES.
A full stock of Westlako non-explosive
wire gauge coal oil stoves, the cheapest,
complctest and quickest cooking stove in
the world. Also wire cloth for screens and
a full assortment of hardware, hollow ware,
fishiug, tackle, etc., at A. IIallev'h.
Commercial ave., opposite Seventh st.
ICE! ICE1 PURE LAKE ICE!
F. M. Ward will enter the field again
this season, with his ice wagons, and will
be prepared, as formerly, to furnish pure
lake ice, in any part of the city, every day,
in any quantity desired. The fact that he
will give the business his personal super
vision, furnishes a guarantee that his pat
rons will be promptly, faithfully and satis
The undersigned will, on aud after
May 1st, be prepared to turnish our citi
zens a first rate quality of ice cream,
equal in every way to that furnished in
Chicago, made fresh daily, and furnished
in freezer, from one gallon upwards; deliv
ered to any part of the city. This cream is
made by an experienced artist and cannot
tail to give satisfaction on trial. Orders
left at ice house, corner Eighth and Levee,
will receive prompt attention. Will be fur
nished at $ 1.23 per gallon in quantities from
one gallon upwards. Roiieut Hew ett,
To my old customers and as many nw
ones who read this, greeting: I am pre
pared to deliver in any part of the city ice
of best quality and at the lowest possible
price. I respectfully solicit your patron
age and guarantee satisfaction. Ice box on
Eighth street, next to Bristol's, open at all
hours, day or night. Orders filled either
from wagon or at the ice box.
THE TIME AND PLACE.
The time i.s now, and the place is C. W.
Henderson's, corner Tweltth and Commer
cial, to buy Simmon's patent refrigerators.
A large stock, all sizes and prices, just re
ceived; also a full assortment of water
coolers, fishing tackle, wire cloth for window
screens aud a full stock of the celebrated
"White Mountain" ice-cream freezers.
Prices, "rock bottom."
NOTICE OF REMOVAL.
For the accommodation of the public
generally, I have removed from the factory
building, corner of Seventeenth street and
Washington avenue, to No. 101 Commercial
avenue, where I am bettor prepared to dis
play my large stock, consisting of household,
parlor and kitchen furniture, which for
quality, neatness and price cannot bo sur
passed. camp niAiKs ami ( nir.Ditr.s's iirooiiis
A specialty. Everybody is invited to ex
amine my stock. Remember the place, Sixth
and Commercial, next to Dan Ilartmann's
old stand. Respectfully,
Your porches and lawns with the cinnamon
vine (Chinese Yam.) To all patrons and
readers of TiieBullktin who desire them,
I will send by mail two tine yearling Tu
bers.averaging five inches long, on receipt of
10 cents in currency, coin, or postage
stamps, which will cover expense of post
age ami packing. I will also furnish older
and larger roots in proportion.
Address I. W. Ritioos, M,
West Miuoilon, New York.
Older any time before the 13th of June
SALT'S ICE CREAM PARLOUS.
The warm weather is here and Phil.
Saup has prepared for it. lie has estab
lished himselt iu his new ouarteis next
the corner of Eighth street and Washin
ton avenue, and is prepared to furnish
best of ice cream and anvthiii'' in the con
feetionery line, In any quantity, on short
notice. Ilia rooms lor the accommodation
of parties wishing to refresh themselves
with a plate ot his delicious cream, are
gant and complete in all their appoint
ments. He deserves, and no doubt will
coivo the liberal patronairo of our citizens
for the paius he has takeu in furnishing
them with such an excellent establishment
Give hlui a cull.
The following named gentlemen arc re
quested to meet at the corner of Twelfth
and Washington, on Friday evening, at 8
p. m., to effect the organization of a base
ball club : Jas. Eagau, Mike Sullivan, Jos.
Mack, Win, Raefsnider, Jno. Pago, Wm.
Kendall, Guy Morse and Arthur Front.
To furnish refreshments on train and
ground, for third annual pic-nic of C. T.
R. C, Saturday, May 22nd, will be received
until 0 p. m., 7th inst.
W. M. Williams.
I am prepared to pump out and repair
cisterns promptly mid at prices to suit the
times. Apply ut No. 2 Winters row; or
by postal card. J. S. Hawkins.
Cairo, April 29, 1880.
Fon Sale For cash, a new two-hun
dred dollar Mendelssohn piano, for $ 125,
and the freight from factory. Apply at
Just received at The Bulletin office a
stock of paper especially for "Hectograph"
Counter, shelving. and show cases. New.
Inquiro at P. H. bcunr.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notices In those cnlumus, teu cents per line,
Additional local news will be found on
THE MAYOR'S MESSAGE.
READ BEFORE THE NEW COUNCIL
AN INTEUKSTr.NO DOCUMENT FULL OK VAL
The following is Mayor This'tlewood's
message which was read before the new
council on Tuesday night last :
(iontlenien of the City Council.
It is made my duty, by the act of incor
poration, to give you such information, an
nually or from time to time, relative to the
affairs of the city and recommend the con
sideration of such measures as the best in
terests of the public may demand. I there
fore avail myself of the privilege at the be
ginning of a new municipal year to give
you such information as will tend to assist
you in performing the duties and responsi-
blities that have been imposed upon you by
your fellow-citizens, and to recommend the
adoption of such measures, as in my judge
ment, will best tend tn the public welfare.
You are charged with the responsible duty
of legislating for the city of Cuiro with its
twelve thousand busy inhabitants.
We are surrounded by a country rich in
agricultural productions; we have fine rail
road advantages; vc have river facilities un
surpassed by any city in the wst, and in
my opinion destined to become one of the
great commercial cities of the Mississippi
valley. I know that you recognize the re
sponsibilities that have been imposed upon
you. That your decisions upon all questions
that may come before you for your consid
eration will be careful and impartial ; and
that your action will be for what you be
lieve the best interests of the public de
The financial condition of the city I re
gard as being in a very satisfactory shape.
The annual report ot the city treasurer
shows the following facts, viz:
That there was cash in the city ticasuiy
on the 1st day of May, A. D., 1870, $22,
0;!2.l)7. That there has been received from
all sources $38,47.'i.;!3. Total on baud and
received during the year, $80,30(1.30. That
there litis been expended for all purposes
during the year $ 19,509.08. Cash remain
ing in the treasury, $30,900.02. Thus it
will be seen we have an increase iu the city
treasury of $8,003.05.
The funding of the old bonded
debt under the able management of
the finance committee has been steadily
going on. There has been compromised or
funded of the old bonded indebtedness up
to the present time, bonds of the face value
of $213,873.30; with over due interest,
$42,394.40; total debt compromised to date
Tlni9 it will be seen that something over
one-half of the old bonded debt has been
settled and new bonds issued therefor.
I am very much gratified ut the progress
that has been made. I think the basis of
compromise is a fair one on the part of the
city. That we were unable to oiler more
and make provision for the ordinary run
ning expenses of the city government. I
believe the new bonds urn a good invest
ment for capital. That they will be faith
fully met and paid according to the terms
of the contract. I think the citizens stand
pledged to faithfully carry, out and
comply with all details of the
funding contract; mid that they will resist
by all possible means the payment of any
part ot the old bonds, other than as pro
vided for by exchange for the new.
From the report of the corporation
counsel, I deduce the following facts as to
the amount of litigation, the city is now
engaged in, viz':
We have a suit now pcuding in the circuit
court, wherein James Summerwell Is
plaintiff, claiming damages against the
city in the sum of ten thousand dollars;
a suit of R. II. O'Brien, claiming damages
against the city, in the sum of five thousand
dollars; a test suit involving the right of
the city to collect merchant's license; an
injunction suit, against the stato auditor,
restraining the laying of soil road interest
tax; a suit of Charles Galigher agaiust
II. F. Parker and others, in which I believe
tho city is interested. We have nine
suits pending against the city on coupons of
the old improvement and railroad bonds.
Wo also havo five mandamus suits pending
against us to compel the levying of a tax to
pay old judgments growing out of the old
bonded debt of the city! We have a suit
agaiust the trustees of the Cairo City Prop
erty company on account ot graveling Leveo
street. For a lurther and more detailed re
port I would refer you to the report of the
The regular police force of the city at
presents consists of city marshal.one day and
five night-police constables. I believe the
force has been very efficient in preventing
disturbances, preserving order, ami detect
ing and arresting criminals and bringing
them to justice.
The records of the police department
show that there have been nine hundred and
eighty-nine arrests made during the past
year; divided up into the following classes,
Disorderly conduct, five huudrd and
twelve; drunkenness, two hundred and
eighty-one; vagrancy, forty; lewd women,
thirty-four; selling' liquor on Sunday, fif
teen; selling liquor without liceuse, nine;
various state ofi'eiises.fifty-oue; and all other
There have been committed to the city
jail, two hundred and fifty-six males and
sixty-four females; maknig a total of three
hundred and twenty persons committed
during the year.
The building used as a city jail is not
such as the necessities of the city demand.
In fact it is in very poor condi
tion, and I think you should
consider the propriety of erecting a new
and larger building at an early day.
There should be more yard room, strong
ly inclosed, so that employment could be
given to all the inmates within the jail
yard; thus rendering their confinement as
little expense to the city as possible and
also as a means of enforcing discipline.
The management of the jail the pa.'t
year has been under an old and faithful of
ficer of the city ;but his health has been such
for some time us to prevent him from per
sonally performing the duties.
Yet I believe his assistants havo so con-,
ducted the duties of the office, that
no fault can be found in its management.
The spirit of progress which prevails
among our citizens and the urgent demand
for better streets and more permanent im
provement should prompt you to make lib
beral appropriations for street work, and
I would respectfully urge that you take
early action in reference to all improve
ments, which you may think proper to
make this year. There is no question, but
that illy constructed and poorly drained
streets are a great drawback to the growth
and prosperity of any city. There is no in
vestment, which returns so much as that in
vested in properly constructing and drain
ing the streets, not only in appearance but
in convenience. There is nothing that at
tracts the attention of strangers or persons
vUiting the city more than the streets.
They reflect in a great degree the character,
enterprise and public spirit of the people.
I would recommend the graveling or
macadamaziug ot all streets in the im
proved portion of the city which are up to
grade, as fast as an economical expenditure
of the appropriation for street work will ad
mit, and the filling to a hade of all low
streets as soon as may be deemed prac
In the construction of sidewalks, when
the grade and other conditions are favoni
ble.I would urge the use of some other ma
terial than wood, something that would not
require so much repairing and that would
be a permanent ami substantial walk.
For the business portions of the city
either stone or brick should be used, but in
many places I think a walk could be con
structed with gravel that would bo a good
and permanent walk, answering every
purpose ot the wooden walk, aud costing
much less, when once built, to properly
keeps it iu repaiis.
While the amount expended last year for
drainage was sufficient to replace many of
the old, dilapidated, wooden sewers with
.earthen ones, it was not sufficient to meet
the growing wants of the city. Many lots
ami blocks, us well as portions of the
streets being without sufficient drainage
There should be Immediate provision
made for a sewer between Fourth and
Eighth streets, either on railroad strip or
on Commercial avenue, with capacity and
connections sufficient to drain all cross
streets and adjacent blocks; and also to
connect the Washington avenue sewer with
the Fourth street sewer or outlet Into tho
In my annual communication to the city
council last May, I urged the necessity of
niuking some arrangement looking to the
use and improvement of that portion of rail
road strip between Second and Fourteenth
The reasons then given are more potent
now. The projected plan as reported to tho
city council by ordiuanco for tho disposing
ol seventy-five feet to the adjacent property,
and laying off twenty-five feet as an alley
and Improving it by grading, sewering, etc.
is one, which seems to be favorably receiv
ed by the owners of adjacent property, aud
one that, I believe, would be a great benefit
to the city, and, I trust, will receive your
early consideration. I think money enough
would be realized from the lots sold to
more than make the improvement.
The evidences of general prosperity to be
seen on every hand, I think will warrant
yon in making provision by appropriation
to indulge tho citizens in the luxury of
street lamps, and I would, therefore, roc
omnieud the consideration of propositions
for .so many street lamps as may be neces
sary to properly light the most prominent
FMIES AND FlllE DEPARTMENT.
The destruction of property by fire the
past year has been very light. The ouly
serious destruction being that of Koehler
Bro.'s sausage factory and adjoining prop
erty of Mrs. Thielecke and the dry house
of the Cairo Box and Basket company with
a large quantity of lxx material.
In both cases, considering their remote
ness from the engine houses, the firemen
were promptly on the ground and prevented
what might have been very destructive con
flagrations. In every ca-e of alarm they
have responded promptly, and in niot
cases checked the fire in its inoipieucy.
I recommend some change in the ordi
nances relative to the fire department.
It is difficult to get the wardens to per
form the duties required of them since they
receive no pay for their services. I think
better to impose their duties on the city
I also believe it would be better for the
members of the committee on jxjlicc. jail
and lire department, only, to be members of
the tire department, instead of the entire
members of the city council as the ordin
ance now is. Each of the four lire com
panies have substantia! and well finished
brick buildings with pleaant and well fin
ished halls for their meetings.
The Arab Fire company has fifty -five
member iu good stauding. One steam
engine in go.vl order. One hau l engine iu
good order. Two ho-e carts in gx-d cr ier.
Four hundred feet 2'4' inch hose in g.xid
order. Two hundred and twentv-five feet
2 inch hose in fair order.
The R High and R.a ly lire c napmy Ins
sixty members in gnu J standing. Two
hand engines ia giod order. Two loce
carts in good order. Seven hundred foot 3
inch hose iu good order. Two hmi lad
and fifty feet 2 inch hoe in good order.
The Hibernian Fire company h ive sixty
five nienibeis in good standing. Two hand
engines iu good order. Two hose carts in
good order. Five hundre I and fifty foot ot
hose in fair order.
The Delta City Fire eompauy have sixty
one members ia good standing. One h in t
engine iu good order. Five hundred feet
2,l2 inch hose in good order. Four hundred
and fifty feet 2,'. inch hose in fair order.
HEALTH OK Til K CI I V.
Tin.' health of Cairo tor the past year ins
been remarkably good; having o-caped al
most entirely all form-, of c n'.aiou and in
fectious disease. Tlie report of the comp
troller shows an expenditure by the board
ot health of twenty-seven hundred sixty-two
and 23-100 ill:ti v This large expenditure
was made necessary by the early appear
ance, last sca-ori. f,f yellow fever ut Mi in
phis and its continu ition during the sum
mer. But notwithstanding large numbers of
the citizens of Memphis pa-sod north via
of this city, not a case of fevi r occurred
here during the entire season.
I think a careful observance of the ordi
nances of the city in relation to sanitation
and such rules and regulations u- science
arid experience have demonstrated to lc
the best, will make Cairo one of the health
iest cities of the west. It is a well estab
lished fact that we are less disposed to
fevers and diseases arising from malaria
than almost any section of the country in
this great valley.
I think you should make provision by
ordinance for the keeping ot vital statistics.
It is a matter of very great importance, not
oulv assisting the health authorities in pre
serving and guarding the health of the
city, but also as a means ot detecting
It is being adopted now iu nearly all
cities, and while It would impose additional
duties on some of the city officers, yet I
think some plan can be adopted that would
not make the duty very bur ionsom.-.
FII.LINU TO lillADK.
There is uolhing that tends more to re
tard the growth utid prosperity of Cairo
than does the annual appearance of
"sipo-wuter" In the lower portions of the
city. How shall thall this bo remedied!
The city council can cause the filling of
all the low streets; but would you possess
the power to compel the filling of private
property The fortieth section of article
five, uet of incorporation, declares that the
city council shall have power to provide for
draining or filling of ponds on private
property, whenever noccssary to prevent or
abate nuisances; under which section I be
lieve the owner of every lot or parcel of
ground In the city could be compelled to
fill to the preseut established grade. I
think there is scarcely a lot iu the im
proved portion of tho city that could not
be filled at an expense not exceeding fifty
dollars. This expendituro would be insig
n'ficant compared to tho advantage, in cn
hunced value, uppoaranco ami convenience
that would result from such tilling.
I believe a united determination by the
city council to havo all streets and lots in
the improved portions of the city filled to
grade, would in a few years cause all ap
pearance of "sipe-water" to disappear, and
at the same time the value of the property
would be increased very much more than
the cost of the filling. I hope this matter
will be agitated and talked up until the
people shall be imbued with the ono spirit
ot going to work, filling up, improving and
beautifying our city.
It would be the means of giving employ.
tnont to a large number of teams aud Ia!
borers, and tho money expended would al
most entirely be left in the hands of our
I should bo very glad to see some syste
matic plan of filling adopted.
I would also recommend that you con
sider the propriety of erecting a city build
ing with a commodious hall for council
meetings, and offices for the various city
It seems to me that it would be a matter
of great convenience to have the various
city officers as near each other as circum
stances would admit. There should be
some better means in caw of fire of preserv
ing the records of the city than at present.
There should be a police station with one
or two cells for temporary confinement of
criniiuals. I think one building could be
soanaugedas to accommodate all these
The question of water supj;!y is begin
ning to be discussed by the' people, and U
a question that we arc all deeply interested
in. It seems strange when we have such
an abundance of water at our very doors,
that this question would not almost so'.ve
itself. Yet it is a very important question
how we shall make this abundance of wa
ter minister to our comfort, convenience
and pleasure. That we ought to
begin to inquire very soon about
some plan that would induce
the building of waterworks here fr
supplying the w ants of our citizens, of pro
tecting property from the ravages of .the
and of ai liiiLf in preserving the health of
the city, does not admit ot doubt. Tl e
most serious question would be whether the
city is in a condition to contract or guari;i-t'.-e
such assistance as would induce capital
to take hoi I and build the works. For I
assume if the works are built it will have
to be done by a company or corporation in
dependent of the city.
I believe that the annua! expenditure of
five thousand dollars or more for the privi
lege i f a limited number of fire plugs ai a
means of protection against fire would be a
good investment, leaving all other advan
tages to be derived out of the question, if
we could thus induce some company or cor
poration t undertake the erection of water
works with a capacity to supply a citr of
twenty-five thousand inhabitants. I have
no doubt that this amount would be fo
nually appropriated for such purpose; but
it would b; a question whether we coyld
gu inwik'e any amount for in to thau ono
year at a time, or make a contract in our
present financial condition that would 1 e
binding on tic' succeeding city govern
ment. (leiitlemon. in concludoL'. I would ask
you to give such matters as I have called
your attention to that consideration their
importance, in your judgment, demands.
It is not likely we shall always agree
ii:ou all questions, but on the contrary it is
assumed we will not. Or we may agree
upon the en J to be accomplished, but differ
as the "nest means of attaining it. But of
oue thing I am assured, that you will all
work together for the best interest of the
That we shall all agree upon all questions
which will tctid to build Cairo up, or upon
any policy which shall tend to make the
people more prosperous and happy. That
whatever our minor differences as to the
best policy of municipal government, we
shall all work for the interests of the whole
N. B. Thistle wood, Mayor.
C.wiio, 111., May 4th, 1880.
Tin; Foundation of Health. Without
a substratu in, a foundation of vigor, there
can be no true health. The puny and the
weak have all sorts ol aches and pains, not
necessarily because they lire positively dis
eased, hut because the vital machinery
hitches and halts for want ot the impetus
w hich abundant vitality would give it. The
blood enriching tonic. Hostctter's Stomach
Hitters supplies deficient energy by enab
ling the stomach to perform its digestive
functions actively and uninterruptedly.
The result of this is tho distribution ot
stores of vitality to the remotest parts of
the system, an increase of muscular energy
aud the disappearance of those nervous
symptoms which accompany and proceed
lrom debilitv. Irregularity of tho bowels,
torpidity of" the liver, rheumatic ailment
nn I malarial fevers are prominent among
tho actual diseases eradicated by this sig
nally efficacious medicine.
Dkuanoement ot the liver, with consti
pation, injure tho complexion, induce pim
ples, sallow nkln, etc. Removo the cause
by using Carter's Little Liver Pills.
Out drugstores are now supplied with
"Malt Bitters," the new food medicine
which has done so much good and comes
to tisso highly recommended. Try it. It
may save you heavy doctors' bills.