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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: FRIDAY A1QRNING, JUNE 18; 1880.
THE DAILY BULLETIN
CNTUIKD IT THE POST OFFICE IN CAtlW), IL
LINOIS, AS SHOOK D-CI.A88 MATTER.
OFFICIAL FAPEKOP ALKIASDEK COUNTV.
Krrtowt II. Thlelwoke, Citr Kelt tor.
Only Morning Dally In Southern IllInoLs.
CAIRO to PADUCAH!
' BplcndldEicuniUm Steraur
Champion No. 9.
. BRUNKR, Master
A. J.BIKU, . Clerk.
SUNDAY JUNK 20th.
Fva $1 for Ri)bi1 Trip. Mcliiextr.
8IONA1 Omni, I
Cairo, III.. JnueU, isso. I
Time. Br. Thur. Horn. Wind. Vel Weather.
10 " so.ai
a p. m., 80 ill
y.timnni Turn mini 11 . hi o : Mliitmuin Tern-
perature. io : Kalnfall O.nn Inhn.
Klr !W feot tt incbo. Fall B.lnrhfs.
W. Hi KAY,
Ht-rs't SlL'iml Corpi, U. H. A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice in Ih1i column, live cent per line, each'
ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD.
FIRST GRAND KXCL'KsIOS OF THK SEASON TO
CHICAGO, TCESDAY, JUNK 22, 18S0,
Giving excursionists the opportunity of
attending the summer running meetings of
CHICAGO JOCKEY AND TR0TTINU C'MJl,
To be held ou Juno 3tf, 24, 25 and 20, 1880.
The value of the stakes and purses
amounts to over $33,000. And includes 4 1
races of the most varied character dush
races, hurdle races and heat races at all dis
tances. . In addition to the above attractions,
the large and elegant pleasure steamers
' have commenced tieiT excursions on the
lake carrying full bands ot music on each
At the theatres the entertainments offer
The train will leave Caiuo on Tuesday
morninu, at 2:00 o'clock, arriving in Chi
cago at G :!0 p. m.
FARE to CHICAGO and RETURN $7.no
A Palace Sleeping Car will be attach
ed to this train, and opened at 7 p. iu., on
the evening of the 21st.
Excursionists taking this train can re
turn on any through train leaving Chicago
up to and including the evening train of
Friday, July 2nd, 1880, leaving at 8 :K0
p. m. J. F. Ti.'Ckeh,
C. A. Beck, Traffic .Manager.
Supt. Cliicago Div.
, A. II. Hanson,
t Acting Oen. Pass. Ag't.
LEMONS 1 LEMONS! LEMONS!
Receiving on consignment a choice selec
ted stock of Catania, .Messina and Palermo
... lemons, all fresh and direct from cargo of
steamer Hansavaha, at New York, I offer
theni to the city and country trade, dupli
cating St. Louis, Cincinnati or New Or-
' leans invoices for the month of June or
July. S. E. Wilson,
No. 83 Ohio Levee.
Buy your Seed potates at the New York
W;' OSTRICH PLUMES.
' '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 mo iu
bottles for sale with lull directions for its
'US6. J. BUKHKH.
)' . To my old customers and as many uaw
ones who read this, greeting: I am pre
pared to deliver iu any part of the city ice
of beat quality and at the lowest possible
', price. I respectfully solicit your patron
age and guarantee satisfaction. Ice box on
Eighth street, next to Bristol 'ts, ifpcn at all
hours, day or night. Orders tilled either
from wagon or at the ice box.
'Swayne'h Ointment and Pills.'' Tho
. ; greatest remedies the world has ever known
curing the most inveterate cuse of skin
-l: i. - i . i. - i i i
. .I1IU.HI.I.K Hllf'll NU r.lTTf.r UIIIT Til. 111111 Uf'1.111
bead, barbe's tch, sores, all crusty, scaly
. skin eruptions, and that distressing com
plaint, itching piles. Asa blood purifier
and regulator, Swayue's Tar and Sarsapa
' rilla Pills are excellent. Cure sick and
nerveous headache, dyspepsia, indigestion,
ward off malarial fevers, cleansing the sys
tem and bowels of all impurities, restoring
to healthy activity every organ of the body.
Price 23 cents a box, five boxes $1. Oint
ment 50 cents, three boxes 1.2,. Can be
sent by mail to any address on receipt of
price. Address letters, Dr. Hwayne cc Son,
850 North Sixth street, Philadelphia.
, Sold byall leading druggists. (2)
Haintko Mk.--A workingman says:
! poverty and 'Debt, suffering haunted
t me for" yea, caused by a
' sick family and large bills for doctoring,
,, which did no uod. I was completely dis
couraged, until one yew ago, by the advice
: of my pastor, I procured Hop Bitters and
commenced their use, and in one month we
were all welL and uone of, us have been
, ick a day since; and I want to gay to all
; poor men. you can keep your families well
i a year with Hop Bitters tor less than om.
V doctor1 visit will tost." Christian Advo
'', '. cat. ..
' Sokkst and Best. The Journal Battle
, Creek, Mich., thus puts it: "Tho surest,
' safest, best blood purifying medicine known
is Warner's Saf Bitters in connection with
Warner's Sife Pills. Regular practitioners
feresciibc thetoi as a remedy for impure,
poisoned blood. '
Tho undersigned will, on and after
May 1st, bo prepared to furnish our citi
zens a first rate quality of ice cream,
equal in every way to that furnished iu
Chicago, made fresh daily, and furnished
iu freezer, from one gallon upwards; deliv
ered to any part of tho city. This cream is
mado by an experienced artist and cannot
tail to give satisfaction on trial. Orders
left otlco house, coiner Eighth and Levee,
will riwnivn nromnt attention. Will bo fur
nished at $1.25 per gallon in quantities from
one gallon upwards. Robeut Hewett,
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 tho
largest stock of the best St. Louis and Cin
cinnati custom made goods ever brought to
this city, all styles and sizes in men, wo
men and children's shoes. Having recently
refitted and enlarged our storo more con
veniently we now carry the largest stock of
hand made work in tho city at tho lowest
possible prices. Our motto is largo sales
and small profits. Also always on hand a
complete stock ot leather and fludings at
the lowest prices. Call around when in
neeu oi any gixms iu our nut' iui imigmuo
ICE! ICE! PURE LAKE ICE!
V. M. Ward will enter the field aain.
this season, with his ice wagons, and will
bo prepared, as tormeriy, to iurnisu pure
liiWn ir-i in aiiv rrnrt of the citv. every dnv.
in any quantity desired. The fact that he
will irivn the business his personal sutler
visi hi, furnishes a guarantee that his pat
rons will bo promptly, faithfully and satis
At Clias. Pilferlincr's Planters' Exchange
corner of Eight street and Commercial ave
nue, will bo ou "tap" tor tne dn tune in
Cairo, the celebrated 'Kaiseu" beer, im
ported from Vienna, Austria. Also import
ed Salami sausaire sandwiches, Saturday,
June 18, 1880.
Just received at The Bulletin oflice a
stock of paper especially for "Hectograph'
Bids will be received up to 12 o'clock
noon on Monday June 21st, 1880. for the
privilege ot stanns at picnic ot Hibernian
Fire company at St. Mary's park on July
5th, 1880. Parties bidding will state kind
of stand for which they bid. The right to
reject any and all bids reserved by the com
mittee. Bids directed to
P. J. Thistle wood,
Chairman of committee.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notices In thcae columns, ten cents per line,
No police business was transacted yes
terday. Mr. John P. Smulling, of Sandusky,
was in the city yesterday.
Springfield State Journal : "Samuel
P. Wheeler, of Cairo, abides at the Lo
land.', Tho Alexander county Sunday school
convention, which has been in session in
this city for several days, adjourned night
Trains on the narrow guage bouud
for the Comique band's picnic grounds
next Sunday, will leave the depot in Cairo
at 8:30 and 10:30 a. m.and 1 :30 p- m.
Tho raffle for the gold watch and
chain will take place this evening at Harry
Walker's saloon. All parties interested
are requested to make a note of it and be
Read the notice of tho Hibernian pic
nic committee to be found on this page
this uioruing. Tho committee is authorized
to lot tho stands in the park ou the Fourth
and asks for bids.
O ulcers Lally and Dtinker last night
arrested a white man a stranger and a
colored woman, who is well known.
Drunkenness caused their urrest and they
will be tried this uioruing.
The Comique baud gives another of
its popular picnics on next Sunday, ueur
Lake creek, in Parker's irrovc, on the nar
row gauge railroad. Fair for round trip
will bo only twenty-live cents.
As we yesterday stated, Squire Com
ings found John Shannessy guilty of vag
rancy and fined him fifty dollars and costs.
He gave bond for the amount and took an
appeal to the circuit court, which meets in
Mrs. Dr. Gibbs, Mrs. Henry Planert,
Miss Nannie Ziegler and Miss Jennie War
wick, all ot Thebes, were iu the city in at
tendance upon the Alexander county Sun
day school convention, and returned to
their homes yesterday.
At noon yesterday the Vincent building
at the corner of Ohio levee and Eighth
street was discovered to bo on fire. The
Arab's bell gave the first alarm, but before
the engines could be brought to the site
the flic had been extinguished with
Nothing has yet been heard of the
man who day before yesterday shot Farmer
Hodges, of Johnson county, through the
heart. It was expected that ho would flee
to this city and from hero attempt to make
his escape, but this supposition was not
well fouuded since he has not bcou seen
Chns. Feuchter still continues to
Bprinklc Washington avenue, between
Seven and Tenth streets, and apparently
Hnd it a paying job. It will be remem
bered that Mr. John Hogan, who originally
attempted to spriukle the avenue between
Sixth and Tenth streets, found it a loseiug
All lovers of fishing should attend the
picnic of the Comique band to be given up
the Cairo aud St. Louis railroad next Suu
day, They have selected a beautiful spot
which abounds with cosy retreats and mag
nificent scenery, and chief among the means
of amusement that will bo found there is
good fishing. Everybody should be iup
plied with the necccsary tackle.
Chief Robinson entered upon tho dis
charge of tho duties of the office of city
marshal and chief ot police yesterday
mouing. Under the new order of things
a complete change has been made in, the
workings of the police force, Ex-Chief
Lallue takes Officer Schuckers' place as
day policeman, and the latter has gone to
duty as sergeant of the night force.
Quite a number of our colored people
have, through years of honest and uninter
rupted labor, succeeded in acquiring some
very nice property. Although most of
them live from "hand to mouth," and work
only when they must, or get a good, soft
job. Sotuo of the more intelligent are
more uniformly industrious, and have pur
chased lots aud erected somo very hand
socio residences thereon.
The steamer Champion's advertise
ment, to be found oil this page this morn
give an excursion to Padu
cah on Sunday next, and that the fare
for tho round trip will be oue dollar.
This is an extraordinary offer and since the
trip is a pleasant one and the boat perfectly
reliable, our people should not permit this
excellent chance tor enjoyment to"like sun
beams pass them by."
Unless all signs fail, the mayor will, at
the next meeting of the council, veto the
ordinance passed at the last meeting which
reduces the liquor license. The old ordi
fixes the license at two hundred dollars
per year and the new one reduces it to one
hundred and fifty dollars, per year, but
provides that the license for six months, or
a shorter time, shall be one hundred dol
lars. The object of the last clause is to
keep strangers from opening saloons here
during the busy season, and only for a
month or two.
At the meeting of the city council
held on 'Wednesday evening. Alderman
Smith of the Third ward introduced a reso
lution, which was adopted by the council,
instructing the ordinance committee to
draw up an ordinance making it a punish
able offense for flie proprietor of any con
cert, free show, theatrical or other perform
ance maintained in a place where iutoxica
tingdriuks are sold, to allow minors to fre
quent such place. Thi3 is a move in the
right direction, and we hope the committee
will leose no time in preparing the ordin
ance. The following resolution, introduced
by Alderman Linegar at the last ineetii'g
of the city council and adopted by that
body is of more or less public interest:
'"Resolved, that the committee on streets and
drainage be authorized to put that portion
of Sycamore street, from the northerly side
of the city to the crossing on the Illinois
Central railroad up to the grade of the
county road and that they be authorized to
fill that portion of said street south of the
Illinois Central railroad to its intersection
with Washington avenue to such heighth as
will make it passable at all seasons of the
Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, and Mr.
Mumford, editor of a Democratic newspa
per at Kansas City, have had an interview
with ex-Gov. Seymour, at Utica, regarding
the Cincinnati nomination. They report
that they found the old gentleman in good
health and spirits, aud apparently well able
to withstand the labors of a canvass or the
duties of the presidency, but beyond this
they would say nothing except that, while
tho governor is not a candidate, nobody has
been autliorized to decline the nomination
in his name. They will report to the dele
gates wheu they assemble at Cincinnati.
An agricultural writer says his advice
to farmers is to try and keep off disease.
Keep hogs in clean, good fields; give them
access to good water. In the dryest part
ot the field provide good shelter both from
sun and rain. In troughs near their rest
ing places, two or three times each week,
place a composition of salt, sodu, red pep
per, aud ginger. To four parts ot the first
two articles, add one part of the latter.
Common red pepper will answer, well pul
verized, and all the ingredient thoroughly
mixed. This is no remedy but a preventa
tive of the injurious effects ot the foul
L'.iscs and the pestiferous tilth in which
hogs have been allowed to wallow.
Under instructions given to the com
mittee on police, iail aud fire department,
at the last meeting of the council, City
Clerk Foley was authorized to purchase a
large quantity of rubber hose for the use
of the several lire companies ot the city,
aud iu accordance with this authority
granted him, he yesterday purchased
twenty-four hundred feet of two and
one-half inch four-ply hose, with couplings
which will, upon their arrival here bo dis
tributed among our companies according to
their wants. Besides the above ho also
purchased two sections, twnnty-flve leet in
length, one ot which will be presented o
tho Hibernian cmnpaoy and the other to the
Rough and Ready.
As stated in yesterday's Bulletin, the
Democratic national convention, which as
sembles next Tuesday at Cincinnati, will
consist of 738 delegates, Tho Chicago
convention was made up of 750 delegate's.
The difference is caused by the fact that
the Republicans allow each territory and
the District of Columbia to choose two dele
gates, while tho Democrats allow no repre
scntatiou to the territories on the ground
that they have no votes in tho electoral
college. In the Chicago convention a bare
majority suffice to nominate, but at Cin
cinnati the winner must secure two-thirds
of the whole number of votes cast. It
will therefore take 492 votes to nominate a
Democratic candidate for president this
Good enough. Dr.Rauch is in the city in
the interest of public health or something
else and of course our people are devoutly
thankful to him for the interest he takes in
Cairo's health. The Argus of last night
says that he does not apprehend any visita
tion in the south or elsewhere from yellow
fever this year. The doctor is very good
to say so. Of course the doctor is author
ity on all questious of public health and
therefore the country may rest at ease and
our Memphis and New Orleans readers
will please take notice that Dr. Rnuch,
of Illinois, has spoken tho word.
When he was here year before last, he
pranced arouud like a short-tailed bull in
fly time and while ho perspired like a
pirther of ice water in June, did an enor
mous amount ot nothing iu the worst pos
sible manner. Of course, he is a great
mau, but nevertheless, he reminds us of the
fly which said "I raise a terrible dust,"
while perched on a wagon wheel.
A few days ago we mentioned the fact
that Mr. H. F. Potter, publisher of the
Argus, would soon take unto himself
a a wife, a young laely from Cincinnati
who had been here on a visit for three or
four weeks. The Bulletin haviug said
so, Mr. Potter, of course had no
alternative- he could not have prevented
his marriage with the young lady
mentioned even had he desired to do so,
and accordingly, at a late hour last night
sent for Father Masterson, who performed
the ceremony. Tho young lady, who is
handsome and intelligent, is of German
descent and a relative to Mr. Louis Her
bert, The wedding took place at the resi
dence of Mr. U., on the corner of Twelfth
and Poplar streets, and immediately
thereafter the groom and bride, boarded
the Virgie Lee for Cincinnati aud will be
absent several weeks. We congratulate
Mr. Potter, and in so doiifg extend our
The meeting of the city council held
in the council chamber night before last,
was one of unusual interest and disorder
and its proceedings displayed, in a marked
degree, the ability of Alderman Linegar to
fillibustcr. The council was equally divid
ed on the question as to whether or not
Robinson's bond should be approved, and
each side was determined to carry its point
at no matter what cost of time. Iu order
to tire out the five aldermen who desired to
see the bond approved the alderman called
for the ayes and nays on every unimportant
question aud in this.atid various other ways,
for several hours prevented a vote from be
ing taken upon the original motion before
the house. And had it not been for the
fact that the mayor put the motion to the
house while Mr. Howley was engaged iu
moving an amendment thereto no vote, j
would have been reached upon the ques- j
tion at all, notwithstanding that the council
was equally divided and that the mayor
favored the "approving of the bond'' side.
A careful investigation ot the presi
dential preferences ot the delegates shows
that the vote of Illinois will be cast for
Horatio Seymour at Cincinnati, unless the
unit rule should happen to be broken. Al
most all of the numerous Democrats who
have been named for the presidency have
one or two friends on the delegation, but
the Seymour men confidently claim from 22
to 36, which gives them a majority of the
delegation. And it is evident that they
were assured ' of the correctness
of their count, or they wuuld not
have pressed the unit rule instructions.
Palmer uud Davis carried their own dis
tricts, aud their friends also claim addi
tional strength for them. Morrison ap
pears to have carried four or five districts
iusoutlu.'ru Illinois, but neither of Illiuois'
"favorite sons" made much of a showing in
the convention. When they united their
strength to defeat the instructions to vote
as a unit they were able to muster only
2S3 votes, dividing that by three, some
idea of the positive strength of each may
The Republicans of Cairn are dead
ducks er something to that effect. Al
though almost every city aud town in Illi
nois has held its ratification meetings,
Cairo Republicans have made no effort
tending towards the holding ot one and
have apparently gone to bed with hot
bricks ou their stomaches. So mote it not
ba. Our neighbor of the Sun should
change this state of affairs by removing the
brick aforesaid and by applying an electric
battery to the slumbering body politic iu
the shape of a few editorial notices. Ve
have no desire to speak disparagingly of
our Radical roosters, but must be permit
ted to say that their neighbors me out
crowing them, out-strutting them and
out-doing them generally, while they are
standing on one leg and dozing with
their heads uuder their wings. We say
again, so mote it not be. Let them arouse
themselves, shake the fleas out of their
feathers, flap their wings, stretch their
necks and crow if they are sufficiently
healthy. If they aro too weak to crow let
them at least attempt it. For the sake of
THE PALACE CLOTHING HOUSE.
Have on hand and are now offering for sale
the finest stock of
To bo found in tho City.
Their Assortment of
Alpaca and Mohair Coats !
Is the largest and most complete stock ever brought
We have a full line of all styles and qualities
of WHITE VESTS. Call and see them and learn prices.
ISro. 108 Commc?rcial Avenue US' o. 108
the good Lord or good devil let them do
something, if for no other reason than to
give us a chauco to make un item nut of
THE GAME OF LIVING CHESS
WHICH WAS PLAYKD AT HAUTMAN S HALL,
C.NOEIITHE AlSl'ICKS OK THE WOMAN'S
CLLU AND LIISKAKY ASSOCIATION', IN THE
1'KKSKNC'E OK A BHII.I.IAST ASSKMULACK,
One of the strongest characteristics of
the American people is an Insatiable crav
ing for something new an irresistable de
mand for novelties. Our merchants, and
business men generally, find it necessary to
attract the attention of customers by a
brilliant display of new commodities fr
wear, diet or other uses; and workmen, in
every elepartmcut of industry, vie with each
other in producing and inventing articles,
which shall challenge the notice and ad
miration eif the people. This rule is not
only applicable to the mechanic, the trades
man and the inventor, but it applies with
much greater force to those who contribute
to the amiLsement of a people.
Among the comparatively new forms of
amusements, the game of living chess
stands at the head. . Wherever it has been
presented it has furnished the highest de
gree of merriment to the players, and was
received with loud manifestations of ele
light by large and deeply interested
audiences. To the members of the Wo
man's club and Library association, always
alert as to the latest means of furnishing
nnobling entertainment to the masses, are
the people of Cairo indebted tor the first
presentation of this popular play iu this
city. They had been preparing fr the
event for quite a while; took much care in
the selection of the players so as to have
each one adapted, both iu respect to stat
ure and appearance, to their several parts,
in order that the best possible effect might
be obtained. Especial attention was paid
to the training, and the result was, that last
night's affair at llartman's magnificent hall
was successful beyond the most sanguine
expectations of the most enthusiastic advo
cates of the novel play.
The numerous tiiends of the association
had taken quite an interest in the play
fmin the time that it was first spoken of,
aud that interest increased as the time for
its presentation drew nearer, until everj btnlv
was on the qui vive aud the higher circles
of Cairo society, from center to circumfer
ence, was agitated with deepest concern.
The much looked tor night came at last.
The members of the as-wiation completed
their preparations by decorating the spa
cious hall with evergreens iu a mi st artistic
manner. Garlands of refreshing green
bedecked the walls in varied forms and were
strung from the ceiling to the
four chandeliers in the form of
a great coronet, aud the-S", together
with the brilliant lights iu the hail, the
throng of beautiful women aud gallant
men; the murmur of happy voices, the sil
very ripple of laughter ami the sweet
strains nf music from the broad balcony
beyond the hall all lead a quiet observer
to believe that he was ut some royal ban
quet, or attending some noble wedding in
one of the princely halls of mon
archic England. The "chess board"
wus marked out in the center of the hall
by sixty-four large sepiares of black and
red cloth, which formed a beautiful con
trast to tho surroundings. Around this in
numerable chairs were placed, all filled
with some of the best citizens we can boast
of. The hour for the beginning of the
play arrived, and with it a buglo blast rent
tho air, at the sound of which the players,
the smallest in advance, came slowly out
of the dressing room iu the rear
of the hall in double tlle
and marching round the "board,"
fell gracefully'and without a single hitch,
into their respective places, ami the play
began. There were thirty-two players,
eighteen ladies and fourteen gentlemen.
Nine ladies ami seven gentlemen on either
side, the one side being brunettes and the
other blondes. Mr. II. Wells played for
the former, aud Mr. Chas. Wcnegar for the
latter. The brunettes were, II. II. Candco
THE LEAD !
king; Emma Riley, queen; Geo. frye,
king's knight; Ed. McCullough,
queen's knight; B. V. Blake, queen's bis
hop; R. Hinkle, king's bishop; Eugene
Ellis aud :, castles; Slisses Laura Ho
liday, Eloise Jorgenson, Edith Walbridge,
Kora Redman, Katie Smith, Katie Woods,
Katie Parks and Jessie Jones, pawus.
The blondes were: Jno. Weuger, king;
Fannie Pitcher, queen; Philander Barclay,
queen's knight; Will Korsmeyer, king's
knight; Jno. A. Huynes, queen's bishop;
Mat Fulton, kings bishop; Charles
Henderson, II. Leighton, castles; Misses
May McClosseu, Mary Williams, Florence
Hilliday, Addie Halliday, Annie Smith,
Lilly Sdiutter, OIlio Reeves and Mami
Lippet, pawns. Mr. Harmon Black moved
the brunettes and Mr. Elmer Comings the
blondes, and as the "pieces"' stood ready
for the first move they presented a most
charming picture. The young ladie-a
and little girls dressed appropriately
and magnificently, with their bright
faces proclaiming .their inward pleasure,
was a sight long to be remembered by ad
admirers of feminine beauty and inno
cence. The players began at last and were
followed in every motion by the living
pieces without a single feature to mar the
effect. The impression upon the audience
was most satisfactory and .with the excep
tion of the callers' voices almost profound
silence reigned in the hall during the
entire performance. After the
game, dancing began and during
that, refreshments, consisting of ice cream,
cake, etc., etc, We are unable,' owing to
the lack of time aud space to give further
particulars, but it docs not require a very
fertile imngiuation in the reader to gain a
comet conception of the entire affair after
reading the foregoing.
J. J. J. ASKS A FEW QUESTIONS.
I send you this to gain some information.
There was au argument raised in regard U
eyesight. A. says that it man can see an
object over oue hundred miles. B. says
that no mau can see anything at that dis
tance. So will you please te-ll which is
right, and let me know how far must
a mau be to see an island, or a light with
his natural eye. (2) Can a man go up five
hundred miles and live? J.J.J.
People see the sun at a distance of
ninety-five millions of miles and some of
the stars at such a distauce as would ex
haust type for its expression. Objects oa
the earth could be se-en at any distance,
provided they were high enough to rit-e
above of the earth's surface. (2j. Inter
view the person who has been up to that
heighth. We can't imagine what a man
would want to live for who had obtained
that ultitude. E. Bulletin. I
0 KNKHAt. K KWS I'F.KSON A L,
The telephoue which Mr. C. A. Marchil
dou lias extended from his residence ou the
hill to his store down in town.operates very
well, aud is a great convenience. Conver
sation cau be distinctly understood from
oue place to the other.
Mr. Planert has been appointed census
enumerator for township 15, ranges 1 and
2. He will begin bis work this week.
The farmers nave almost finished har
vesting. The wheat does not yield as
much per acre as was thought it would be
fore its maturity.
Mrs. Judge Marchildon has been sick,
but is convalescing.
Mr. J. Reeves, of Cairo, was iu town last
week "shaking hands." He has many
warm friends about here. Lawyer Dauirou
and Mr. Davidson, of the same place, were
also iu Thebes.
There will bo a "centenary celebration"
in tho Baptist Sunday school on the 27th
inst., in commemoratiou of Robert Raikes,
the founder ot Sunday schools. Should the
proposed programme bo carried out, it will
be very interesting.
Mrs. II. Planert and Miss Jennie War
wick expect 1to attend tho Sunday school
convention in Cairo as elulegates from the
Union school, and Mrs. Lou Gibbs, Miss
Nannio Zeigler, and probably Mr. Stuta
from the Baptist school.
Rev. E. M. Olascow favored the Thebes
folks with quite an interesting sormon last
Sunday evening. Mns. Ssouu.
Thebes, June 14, 1880.
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