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THK DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: SATURDAY MORNING, J UNE 12, 1380.
THE DAILY BULLETIN
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OFFICIAL PAPER OF ALEXANDER COUNTY,
Kmwt II. Thielack. City Kditor,
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SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notices la Ibis column, five cents per line, eica
Room to rent, furnished or unfurnished;
ip stairs, fronting Washington avenue,
sctween Seventh and Eighth. Refer to
Pettis & Bird, corner Eighth and Washington-
All persons owing real or -personal es
tate tax will take notice that, on Monday,
the 14th inst., I will offer tor sale all prop
erty on which the tax remains unpaid.
Sale to commence at 11 o'clock a. m.
Sheriff and Collector.
That excellent family residence on Fif
teenth and Sixteenth streets, now occupied
by Mr. A. Mackie also six lots, with
croquet ground, barn and stable. Terms
easy. ' Apply to John D. Mackie.
Tinted or cleaned by the new liquid pro
cess, at J. Burger's. Old plumes can be
changed so that no difference can be detect
ed between them and the new ; an item of
economy for ladies to make a note of. Or-
ders left at the store will receive immediate
attention. The liquid is also kept by me,in
bottlc9 for sale with lull directions for its
use. J. Bl'UOEB.
To tuy old customers and as many naw
ones who read this, greeting: I am pre
. pared to deliver in any part of the city ice
, v 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 undersigned will, on and after
May 1st, be prepared to turnish our citi
zens a first . rato quality of. ice cream,
equal in every way to that furnished in
Chicago, made fresh daily, and furnished
f in freezer, from one gallon upwards ; deliv
ered to any part ot the city. This cream is
. made by an experienced artist and cannot
tail to give satistaction on trial. Orders
', left at ice house, corner Eighth and Levee,
will receive prompt attention. Will be fur
nished at 1 1.25 per gallon lA quantities from
one gallon upwards. Robeht Hewett,
" . UNEQUALLED.
Stock and variety of boots and
shoes at C. Koch's, Commercial avenue
shoe store, between Fifth and Sixth streets.
, We have just received and now on hand the
, largest stock of the best St. Loui9 and Cin
cinnati custom made goods ever brought to
this city, all styles and sizes in men, wo
men anj children's shoes. Having recently
refitted and enlarged our store more con
veniently we now carry the largest stock of
hand made work in the city at the lowest
possible prices. Our motto is large sales
and small profits. Also always on'hand a
complete stock ot leather and findings p.t
the lowest prices. Call around when in
need of any goods in our line for bargains
ICE ! ICE! 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
Bronchitis, a premonitor of con
, sumption, is characterized by catarrh
or inflammation of the mucous mem
brane of the air passages, with cough
and expectoration, short breath, hoarse
ness, pains in the chest. For all bron
chial affections, sore throat, aphonia
or loss of voice, cough, "Dr. Swayne's
Compound Syrup of Wild Cherry," is a
well knowa curative. Price 25 cents
and $1 a bottle, or six bottles for $ .
The large size is the most economical.
Prepared only by Dr. Swaj ne & Son,
Philadelphia. Sold by all prominent
druggists In Cairo and elsewhere. (I)
; The Stubborn Convinced. In writing
tl Warner's Safe Kidney and Liver Cure,
Warner's Safe Bitters, and other of War-
: ner's Safe Remedies, the "Sentinel," Weeds
port, N. Y., has the following: "That
thess possess all the remedial qualities
' claimed for them is a matter beyond dis
' rute: bona fide testimonials lv tho thrum.
and from well known citizens in public and
' private life, aro evidences strong enough t6
; convince the most stubborn doubter," that
' they are the best medicines for diseases for
; which recommended, ever yet known to
. Die public or the physician."
Head! Reai1 Read! The most ex
t tensive and the largest grocery house in the
United States- II. K. & F. B. Th'irbcr&
' " Co- West Broaday, corner of Reade street,
v New York. In our stable Giles's Liniment
; Iodide Ammonia gives the best results.
; .' Until we tued it, we were annoyed and
, troubled. Wo pronouco it the most valua-
ble remedy that owners ot horses cun use.
H. K.&F. B. Thurbcr & Co., grocers.
V)1 CH'l Pills cures chills and fever. Sold by
, til druggist. Bend for pamphlet, I)r
Gile. 120 West Broadway, N. Y. Trial
. dw 83 cents.
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GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notices 1o these columns, tea cents per ltno,
Owing to the fact that yestorday was
an extremely dull day, these columns this
morning are ditto. ;
The Hibernians had a pleasant social
gathering at thoir hall last night, in which
their families and friends participated.
The delegates and other who attended
the state convention at Springfield, will
turn to the bosoms ot their families to-day.
We publish this morning on oucdito
rial page, tho essay of Master Frank A.
Cailo which that young gentleman read in
the High School on commencement day.
Hon. R. A. D. Wilbanka, of Jefferson
county, who is well known here, has been
nominated for representative of tho Forty-
sixth senatorial district by tho Doinocrats.
A letter from Dr. Wra. R. Smith, Jr.,
to his father, written at South Park, Col
orado, appears on this pago this morning,
and will be found to contain much that is
new and interesting.
The Ayers' case of which mention was
made some days ago, came up yesterday in
Justice Olmsted's court and was continued
until Monday. The demands of the prose
cution will doubtless be satisfied and the
Mr. C. 0. Patier, who was a delegate
p the Republican national convention., has
returned to this city and is inclined to be
lieve tint the nomination of Garfield may
turn out for the best. He voted for the si
lent man to tho last.
The handsome double sheet posters
which announce the Hibernian's celebra-,
tion on the Fourth, were printed in The
Bulletin office, and display tho good taste
of Mr. Chas. A. Saup, the foreman of The
Bulletin job department.
-During the past few days our health
officer has given the city jail the necessary
attention. A new privy vault has been
constructed, the rooms in the jail have
been whitewashed, and such other work
has been done as will tend to improve
its sanitary condition.
No remark in the Chicago convention
was greeted with more applause than that
of Delegate Flaanagan, of Texas, who
asked "What are we here for except to get
offices for ourselves?" The sentiment met
with a hearty ' applause, and every saint
The coolest place in town is George
Wise'3 barber shop, near the Planter's
house. In addition to the cool breeze al
ways blowing through it from the Missis
sippi, patent fans are always in motion,
making a shave on a hot day u delighful,
Rev. E. B. Olmsted, father of Justice
Olmsted, is in tho city on a few days visit.
He has just returned from Madison, Wis
consin, where he attended the session of
the general assembly of the TreRbyterian
church as a commissioner from Illinois.
His home is at Olmsted, Ills.
Some of the journals of St. Louis,
which have no regard for truth, started the
story that the Chicago census enumerators
put down the names of all the delegates
and visitors to the recent Republican pow
wow as residents of that city. St. Louis i9
jealous of Chicago's greatness.
The team of Frank McCabe made
a dash for liberty yesterday while standing
bock of Green, Wood & Bennett's mill
and would doubtless have demolished the
wagon had they not been interrupted in
their wild cateer before they had fairly en
tered upon the leg-stretching business.
Between seventy-live and one hundred
people accompanied the Comique nine to
Mound City on the special train yesterday.
The Comique boys made twenty-three runs
and the Mound Cityites only twelve. The
boys felt a disposition to put up some
money on the game, but the marshal ot the
burg getting wind of it forbade all betting.
Walton Wright last night commenced
circulating a petition for the erection of a
Democratic flag pole, and, although lie had
been out but an hour when we saw him he
had secured the subscription of nearly fifty
dollars. He is one of our most wide-awake
Democrats, who appreciates the needs of
the party, and is not afraid of putting his
shoulder to the wheel if thereby good work
may be accomplished. ,
We regret to learn that Mr. James A.
Burke, who has been confined to his bed
with sickness for nearly a year, is at pres
ent quite low with dysentery. This ail
ment has reduced him to nothing but skin
and bones, and, although he has tried
every remedy suggested, and has called to
his bedside almost every physician in the
city, he has experienced no benefit from
Alderman Smith was yesterday the re
cipient of a box of fine ripe peaches the
first, we believe, that have arrived in this,
city. They came from Milan, Tenn., and
were received from Mr. Smith's sister who
resides there and is the owuer of n largo
fruit farm. The Alderman, with charac
teristic liberality distributed them free
gratis for nothing, among his friends and ac
quaintances who happened by his store.
Although Logan was everywhere
beaten in the presidential business, he has
succeeded In getting a much firmer grip
than ever on the Republican machine. The
state central committee is composed of
obedient Logan men. They- will never
question John's authority. And John lias
made himself a member ot the national
central committee " tor Illinois. Logan
knows tho . advantage of controlling the
party machinery.' '..
Billy and Lou Milton, two of the ac
tors of Louis Herbert's show, were yester
day morning .found in an intoxicated con
dition by " Officer Schuckcrs. When the
officer camo upon them they were engaged
in running Mr. Jake Walter's hand cart up
and down Eighth street and doing such
other improper things as drunken men gen
erally do. The officer took them beforo
Justice Olmsted who, finding them guilty,
dealt with them in the manner of a just
While the census takers are at work in
this city our people should . be good to
them. They should be "good" to them for
several reasous, but especially because the
law says that all persons who shall refuse
to furnish the information required by tho
supervisors of enumeration shall forfeit and
pay a sum not exceeding ono hundred dol
lars, to be recovered in an action of debt.
Presidents, directors, or other officials of
private corporations, who refuse to furnish
information required of them are made
liable to a penalty not to exceed ten thous
A number of commercial travelers,
representing Cairo. Paducah, St. Louis,
Chicago, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Mem
phis and Richmond, met at Jackson, Miss.,
on the 1st of June, nnd organized a South
ern Commercial Travelers' association, with
Horace Hand, New Orleaus, president ; N.
Gentry, New Orleans, vice-president; G.
D. Bustameute, Mississippi, secretary and
treasurer. Committees were appointed to
draft a constitution and by-laws, and issue
a call for a general meeting September Cth-
The object is to form a co-operative associ-
ation to relievo distress in tho family of
any member and negotiate hotel and rail
road fares, insuring them equal rates.
Died: At 6ix o'clock yesterday even
ing, and at his residenco ou Sixteenth street
between Cedar and Locust streets, Mr.
Henry Sticher. Services will bo held at the
residence at 2 o'clock and the remains taken
to the train at the foot of Fourteenth street,
at 3 o'clock and buried at Villa Ridge.
Friends and acquaintance are respectfully
invited to atteud the funeral. Mr. Sticher
was an old citizen and was known as an
honest, hard working man. He had been
an invalid for sometime previous to his
death. He was about seventy years old
and leaves a wife and three sons to mourn
his departure for the unknown realm.
Masters Chas. O'Brien and Thomas
Sanders, two youthful colored scape-goats,
pretened to have become enamored with two
youthful damsels, also of their complexion,
named respectively Mary Johnson and
Cora Preton, and induced them to consent
to an elopement. Tiie arrangements were
made, and at the appointed hour the quar
tette of lovers set out upon the path of
roses, i.e., the wagon road. They got as
far as Grand Chain, when the youths sud
denly lost all admiration for their fair
companions, and leaving them there re
turned home. Mrs. Johnson, the mother of
Mary, learned of the affair and started for
Grand Chain with a team and brought the
two girls back home. Warrants were is
sued for the arrest of the boys.
The following from the Argus is a cor
rect btatement of facts as wo yesterduy
Warned them: ''Win. Butler Dunken, ex
mayor of New York, president of the Mo
bile and Ohio railroad, is in the city, and
this forenoon met here Mr. Joseph DuPoy
ster, Mr. Jenkins nnd Norton Bros', of
Louisvillr, owners of tho land between here
and Fort Jefferson, and purchased of them
the right of way over their land for tho
track, depots, etc., of the Mobile and Ohio
railroad. The track will be laid between
the Cairo, St. Louis and New Orleans track
and the river, and the incline will be locat
ed opposite Sixth street. A depot, side
track and substantial buildings will be
located at Wickliffe, the new county seat of
Ballard county. The extension is to be
completed in six mouths." We may add
to the' above that during Mr. Dunkeu's
stay in the city lie is the guest of Capt. W.
It was hoped by the many friends of
Mr. Oberiy here and elsewhere, that the
Springfield convention would recognizo liis
qualifications and his popularity,
by placing him at the head of the state
ticket. But in their wisdom they have
thought best to do otherwise. They have
given him a place "betwixt and between,"
which may suit him quite as well, since ho
neither by word or deed sought any placo
at all. But it does not satisfy his myriads
of friends, who believe him to be and
with reason too the best and strongest
man in iho state. However his strength
will not lay idle, his name will do more
than its share to carry the ticket through
the approaching campaign to success. Ho
and his friends will labor as earnestly and
as diligently for the success of tho party os
though lie had been honored with the first
At tho closing session of the grand
lodge ot Knights of Honor, held at Spring
field lately, the following officers were elec
ted for the ensuing your: E. M. Ashcraft,
Vandnlia, gnnd dictator; Willis Charles,
Litchfield, grand vicp-dictutor; R. . C.
Crocker, Decatur, grand assistant dictator;
W. F. Gilmore, grand chaplain; F.E. Hud
dle, White Hall, grand guide; Le Roy Wi
ley, Parisv grand reporter; N. C. Naiou;
Peoria, grand treasurer; Samuel Stein, Chi
cago, grand guardian; W. C. Armstrong,
Grand Chain, grand sentinel. There was
quite a contest over tho office of grand re
porter. . A strong combination was formed
against Mr. Wiley, who has held the office
since the organization of tho grand lodge
but he received about two-thirds oi the
votes cast, and was re-elected. ' In addition
to tho above named, Judge M. C. Crawford
was elected representative to the supreme
lodge, that meets in Minneapolis in May,
At the last session of tho county com
missioners' court the following named gen
tlemen were chosen to servo as grand jurors
at the July term of our circuit court: First
Cairo precinct, Wm. McIIale and J. M.
Phillips; Second Cairo precinct, Wood
Rittenhouse and Herman Brinkmeyer;
Third Cairo precinct, W. P. Wright and T.
W.Lehi; Fourth Cairo precinct, J as Gliomas
and Samuel E. Wilson; Fifth Cairo pre
cinct, Geo. Van Brocklin and Wm. Elder;
Goose Island, E. Metcalf and Elijah Dick
erson ; Thebes precinct, 0. G. Ford aud
Thos. Hobbs; Haziewood precinct, W. T.
Smithers and W. C. Thompson; Clear
Creek precinct, L. M. P. McClure; East
Cape Girardeau precinct, Jas. L. Sanders;
Sandusky precinct, Henry Dunning; Santa
Fe precinct, Aleck Ireland; Lake Milligan
precinct, F. Ilunsacker; Unity precinct,
Wm. Ireland; Beech Ridge precinct, John
The Hibernian fire company has ob
tained permission from the city council to
use St. Mary's park for their celebration on
the Fourth of July. The company is ono
of tho largest in the city, and has as good
a record as any of them. The members
are nil men who feel a deep interest in the
welfare of their fellow-citizens, and would
sacrifice much to guard tho lives and prop
erty of our people. They have determined
to celebrate the Fourth and have already
made extensive preparations tor the event.
They have concentrated all their energy
upon this undertaking, and can not fail to
succeed in makttig the coming Fourth
stand out in bold relief from amonthe oth
ers, as ono of tho grandest days that tho ris
ing sun ever ushered into Cairo. But to this
end they need tho assistance of our people,
and have appointed a committee to wait
upon them. We hope that their just de-.
mands will be liberally responded to, and
thus show the little world round about us
that we are neither dead to the interests of
our city nor lacking in noble patriotism.
The temperance meeting, at the hall on
Tenth 6treet yesterday evening though not
largely attended was yet interesting to
those present. Rev. B. Y. George opened
the exercises with prayer, after which the
usual preliminary business was transacted.
Mr. Jas. F. Miller's resignation as
first vice-president was accepted, and Mr.
Fred Smith elected in his place. After
disposing of minor matters of business, Dr.
Dunning introduced Dr. W. B. Surratt, ot
Taducah, who was the speaker of the even
ing,and who interested everybody during an
hour and a half talk. The doctor
is an originial and forcible
speaker, and did not fail to impress his
hearers deeply with the importance of his
subject and with Ins own sincerity. He
ought to have had a large audience, and no
doubt would, had it not been for tho ex
cessive heat in doors. But even as it was,
there was considerable enthusiasm. Those
who failed to go lost the good effect of a
good speech, and could they have some
idea of the general character of the little
meeting, they would deeply regret their
failure in not having been there.
Of course, it is uot a matter of local
interest, but we can't resist tho temptation
of saying right here and now, that in this
wide world of ours there are some veiy
queer things and tho men who have their
being here often do some very extraordi
nary tilings among which may be classed
the making of strange and nonsensical
wills. He who daily scans the newspapers
from all parts of the country comes
acrossa largo number of wills.
There are good wills and bad wills,
curious wells and remarkable wills, but
perhaps one of the most peculiar wills
that was ever heard of is that of Dr. Wil
son J. II. Burch, who died at Phillipsburg,
New York, a few duys ago. It provides
that a monument shall be erected at his
grave which shall cost not more thai $50,
000 nor less than $10,000. It also provides
a fund for the maintenance of a brass band
to bo called the "Burch Cornet Band of the
town of Phillipsburg." Tho duty ot this
band is to play a funeral march at tho
monument on tho anniversary of Burch's
death, and on legal holidays, perhaps
Burch expected his spirit to return ou
these ocasions and enjoy the music. If he
were the right sort of a man, however, he
ought to be where some day we expect to
go where there is supposed to be some
thing better then brass band music where
his ears would bo tickled with the sweet
strains of tho golden harps of the angelic
The meetings of tho club aro not so well
attended as they should bo, owing to tho
very hot weather, but there is no evidence
of a lack of interest in this delightful and
healthy out-door exercise
There was a larger number of spectators
out at tho last practice meeting than be
fore, and the shooting was fair. Kanges
Bhot were twenty, sixty and eighty yords.
Tho highest score made was 103, and the
lowest 48. The club moots regularly Mou
day aud Thursday evenings, 0 o'clock, ot
THE PALACE CLOTHING HOUSE.
Will, for the -next ten days oiler extraordinary bargains in
... , i ;
Of which they have just received one of the
Ever brought to thi city.
Dollar Lace Undershirts ! !
Is large, of the BEST QUALITY and are meeting.
This house secures the Latest Styles of all goods as soon
as they are out, and since their sales are quick, their stock
is always iresn aim styiisn.
KEMEMBEK THE PLACE,
ISTo. 108 Commercial Avenue ISTo. 108
UP THE PEAK.
SNOWSTORM rN THE MOUNTAINS BEAITI
Fl'L SCENERY THE' LAKE HOl'SS
'ROfOUINO IT" IN THE WEST.
Soctu Park, May 19th, 130.
Dear Father: One ot the greatest
pleasures I had in anticipation from the
beginning of my trip across the plains,
was the ascent of Pike's peak, aud ot course
on our arrival at Colorado Springs, felt a
strong desire to gratify this wish at the
Tuesday morning, May 2.1th, Messrs.
Armstrong, Rumboldt, Douglas and. self,
left Manitou at an early hour, going up the
canyon toward the peak. Found it im
possible to procure "hurras" (Mexican don
keys) as they had all been engaged. Being
a true Cairoite, ot course, would not allow
such a trifle to discourage nie. The other
members of the party were easily persuaded
to make the ascent on foot.
The first place of interest we found at t!ie
foot of the canyon the iron Ute, a fine
mineral spring. After partaking of its
waters, we wended our way up through
what is known as "The New Trail." This
winds around the mountains nearly all the
way, at an angle of from 50 to CO deg., and
is from a foot to three feet in width, just
wide enough for a "hurras" to walk, and if
he should chance to fall the result would
be a frightful death to the rider. The
scenery for the first six miles is grand in
the extreme; mountains rising thousands
feet on each side, huge boulders torn from
tho parent rock by the relentless hand of
Time, lie heaped in gigantic disorder,
seemingly just ready to topple over.
Down the canyon a fine mountain stream
rushes, tearing and surging against its
rocky sides, its waters as clear as crystal
and as cold as ice. About three miles up is
Sheltered falls, very appropriately named
as a huge boulder has fallen and lies di
rectly over the falls a tine view of this
beautiful cascade falling from a height of
fifteen feet, can be obtained from a rustic
bridge near by. Passing upward a dis
tance of three and a half miles we had a
view of "Little Minnehaha falls." From
this place for several miles the scenery is
exceedingly picturesque and can be enjoyed
by sight and recollection but cannot be
described. It changes at every step and
can not fail to elicit admiration
from any one with even the
slightest love for the beautiful.
Situated on the banks of lake Morram,
seven miles from the foot of the canyon, is
the Lake house. This was built for the ac
commodation ot those who do not care to
make the trip in one day. Here we stop
ped for luncheon." On looking over the
pages of the register, I found only one fa
miliar name, that of George C. Lounsberry,
now deceased. There is telegraphic com
munication with the signal observer ou the
top of the peak. After resting and re
freshing the inner man, we proceeded on
our weary march. We were still four and
a half miles from the top. We jogged
on as fast as our tortured limbs would per
mit througli the snow which had began to
to fall just after we left Lake house,
our efforts to keep warm were futile as we
had not cared to cumber for ourselves with
overcoats and were 10,"20 feet above the
level of the sea. We finally managed to
reach timber line, one and a half miles
from the top completely, exausted. We
rested as long as we dared on account of
the cold, the snow was still falling aud
nearly blinding us. But we were, going to
the top "if it took all summer." We did
not propose to come all the way from tho
"states to crawfish," as it were in that man
ner. The ratified condition ot the atmos
phere was now felt in the extreme. We
could only walk about fifty feet when we
wyro obliged to lie dow und gasp for
We were accompanied by our dog,
"Shop." If wo could have spared breath
and streugth would have indulged in a
hearty laugh at his antics, which were in
deed comical; but breath was breath in
that locality, and the demand was far in
excess of tho supply. After a hard and la
borious struggle we finally rcachod tho top.
We could hardly see ten feet before us on
account of the blinding snow. We now
stood 14,21$ feet above tho level of the sea,
and nearly frozen. The summit covers a
space of' about ten acres, and 'on
a clear day a fine view of the
country can be obtained, but we were
unfortunate in having about as bad a one
as the weather men were capable of manu
facturing. Could we have reached the sta
tion I fear it would hve gone hard with
them. It was our intention to c, but the
snow was fast tilling the trail, and uot
kuowing the exact locality we were afraid
of Leiug lust. We remained on the sum
mit only fifteen minutes, w hich seemed to
us almost an ae. The glory of having
stool on the top was all we desired. We
were no swine, (so to speak) and knew
when we had a sufficiency. Tired as ever
we commenced our downward course,
On reaching the Lake house thawed out
and rested our weary limbs preparatory to
the descent, which was made in about one
eighth of the time occupied in g"ing up
la fact in s tmt places we went much faster
than we wished. There was the liveliest
search fur the center of gravity that I ever
was an unwilling participant in. Had I
ma le a misstep the community would have
been short a "Smith." The advantage af
forded said community well this we will
not dwell upon. We reached camp at 6 :45
the worst used up . masses of
hetreogeneous collection of protu
phastic matter (copyright secured, now
in the hands of the taxidermist) you ever
beheld. After supper we retired to our
downy couch (down on the ground.)
Every muscle in our bodies feeling as if
they had been in immediate contact ?. ith
the ulterior section of an equinaceous hy
brid, said sections weighing about fifty
pounds per application and well applied.
Nevertheless we were satisfied with our
day's work; slept soundly, dreaming of the
far off Gunnison, where the festive Uto
roameth aud the musical mosquito abideth
I have not expatiated on the beauties of
nature as I wcnld like to have dune
present surroundings are not conducive to
tiowery gush, as I am at South Park, 00
miles from Leadville, in camp, seated oil
a:i upturned water bucket with a tin pan
for a desk, the fire furnishing the light.
We are housed for the night, after being
out in the snow all day. Neverthe
less, with the exception of my chum, who
I hear ever aud anon expatiating on tho
pleasure afforded by., the jump
ing toothache, we are well
and enjoying "roughing it," in the superla
tive degree. Will write on my arrival at
Leadville. Your affectionate son,
W. It. Smiths Jr.
A CLERK'S QUERY.
Cairo, July 11, 180.
I am pleased with your suggestion in
this morning's Bulletin, urging the early
closing of stores as a sanitary measure and
now I would like to ask you can anything
be done to induce merchants to close early
during the heated term, so that clerks may
enjoy a little time ot an eveuiag with their
families or in needed rest and recreation.
Surely all needed shopping could be done
up by six o'cloc'i. If it were known that
such a humane rule were in force, it seems
to mo it would work well all around..
Gas bills would be low and many lives
freshened aud made more ac
tive for their daily labor in
their employer's service. Give the hint and
stir up tho movement of an early closing
hour of all stores, of every class and de
sciiption, and command the thanks of
every overtasked clerk in town.
Tho "Oh be joyful" days aro near at
hand, and will soon be upon tho town in all
thoir sweltering force. Employers will do
sert for homo at an earlier hour and tho
clerks will bo left free, to seek such inno
cent amusemcut as .the city affords. Tho
heat can work upon the consciences of em
ployers with far more tolling effectiveness
than can tho "mightier pen." Verbum
sap. Editor Bulletin.
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