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THE DAILY BULLETIN
ftNTftRKi) AT THK FOOT OFKICK IN CAIRO, II.
MMOro, AS 8KC0VD-CI.A88 MATT EH.
OmCUt PAPEHOF ALEXANDER COUNTY
Krnust II. Thieleok, City Kditor,
Only Morning1 Daily in Southern Illinois
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Maximum Temperature. Mlulmum Teui
ptratare. 7;)0 ; Klnfall 0.00 Inch.
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W. II. KAY,
Serg't Signal Corui, U. 8. A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
otirei Id thl column, Ave cent! per line, eacti
A number one good team of horses,
ew wagon and rew harness, for sale, will
give a good bargain for casli. Apply to
Mus. E. Shasnessy.
I WILL 8BLI, BV AUCTION O.S FRIDAY
The entire furniture and household
Roods of Sir. John D. Muckie at his resi
dence, Sixteenth street. The furniture,
carpets, etc., are all new haviug only
been used a tew months, including hand
some "standard' parlor stove. Charter oak
cooking stove, bedroom and parlor furni
ture and one terrestrial globe 12 inches in
diameter. Sale to commence at half-past
nine ocloct precisely.
Sol. H. Silvkh, Auctioneer.
KAISElt BEER. "
At Chas. Pifferling's Planters' Exchange
corner of Light street and Commercial ave
aue, will be ou "tap" for the first time in
Cairo, the celebrated "Kaiseh" iikkr, im
ported from Vienna, Austria. Also import
ed Salami sausage sandwiches, Saturday,
wane 13, lew.
The undersigned will, on and after
Slay 1st, be prepared to turniah our citi
aena a first rate quality of ice cream,
equal in every way to that furnished in
yucago, mule lresh daily, ami 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
fail to give satisfaction on trial. Orders
left at ice house, corner Eighth and Levee,
win receive prompt attention. ill be tar
nished at $1.25 per gallon in quantities from
, one gallon upwards. RoueiitIIf.wett,
LESIONS! LEMONS! LEMONS!
Receiving on consignment a choice selec
ted stock of Catania, Messina and Palermo
lemons, all fresh and direct from cargo of
learner iiausavana, at riew York, I oiler
til (lift tfl till" lltv drill rnuntrv trmln ilunli.
ating St. Louis, Cincinnati or New Or-
leiim invnirpa fur the month nf Tnnn ..
July. S. E. Wilson,
No. 8;) Ohio Levee,
ICE! ICE! PURE LAKE ICE!
P. 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 ol the city, fvery day,
ia any quantity desired. The fact that he
will give the business his personal super
Tision, furnishes a guarantee that his pat
rons will be promptly, faithfully and satis
Tinted or cleaned by the new liquid pro-
- teas, At J. Burger's. Old plumes can be
changed so that no difference can be detect-
i , . .. ...
; v wci-ucu mriu ami inu iiuwi UU 11CU1 OI
oaomy for ladies to make a note of. Or
der lii iir till aturo u-ill
attention. The liquid is also kept by me iu
bottles for sah with full directions for its
W. J. IJUHi-.Ell.
To my old customers and as many usw
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 tilled either
from wngon or at the ice box.
and variety of boots and
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. Louis ami Cin
cinnati cuBtotn made goods ever brought to
this city, all styles and sizes in men, wo
men and children's shoes. Raving recently
refitted and enlarged our store more con
veniently we now c.ftrrv tin. Innii ui..i,
nana maeie work in the city at the lowest
possible prices. Our motto is large Bales
and small profits. Also always on hand a
complete stock ot leather and fimlini:s at
J ' PUft R
ivwcm iii-.r. vttii arounu when in
,ced of any goods in our line for bargains
. a juifluns nnoer uie operation ot Fellows
' 1 . . . .
HypophoHphites should examine their
blood under the
time, ii ml marl- tl. fner..fluiw,f .A ....! .
, - --' ...vivw.iv i v'i nuii 11 tj-
: tive psrtich's, and diminution of the white
eating and instructive.
B Wi7reJ Wfll'B LIIUDU llimi'l VHIHIIIN H r( liirnf.
, . Haumed Me. A workingman says:
poverty and 'Debt, suffering haunted
for years, caused by a
tit family and large bills for doctoring,
licit ohi no good, l waa completely dis-
prageu, until one year ago, by the advice
Soy pastor, I procured Hon Bitters and
taeoced their use, and in one mouth we
I jail well, and none of us have been
dayiince; and I want to say to all
Viieo. you can keep your lanulies well
vfrith Hop Hitters lor less than out
' 1ft Tiait will cot."-Cbrutiaa dvo-
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notlrea la theta column, tea cent per line,
THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
But ouo rote was taken by the Demo
cratic niitioual convention hut night before
its adjournment. The ballot stood as fol
lows: Bayard 149
We omit the minor particulars because
they are of but little interest to the general
Judge Harker is in the city.
Hon. F. E. Albright is in Hot Springs.
Mr. John Liuegar, of Mound City, was
iu town yesterday.
Tho Democratic cougressinal conven
tion meets on July 22d.
Constable Wooten expects to leave this
city for another field of action some time
The Fifth ward has a population of
one thousand two hundred and ninety
States Attorney Mulkey is absent from
the city. Having gone to Union county on
The Republicans have agreed to hold
their primaries on July 10th, and their
convention on the 10th.
The "bottles of heaven" were uncork
ed at midnight last night, but not sutfi
ciently to lay the dust.
-The remains of Mr. James A. Burke
were yesterday, interred at Villa Ridge
file funeral was quite a large one.
Mrs. E Shanuesy advertises a good
team for sale in this morning's Bulletin
A good bargain is offered to a cash buyer,
We would compluiu about the dust
and the dry weather did we not remember
that the Sua has a patent on all such items
-A word with you, Messrs. Republi
cans: You may have to vote tor your
nominees, but that's no reason you shoul
ie for them.
-The census enumerators will be
through with their work in tlu? city
eight or teu days. They are now at work
in the Second and Fourth wards.
-The Southern Illiuois conference of the
M. E. church will meet this year at Fair
field on September 1st. Bishop Foss, one
of the newly elected Bishops will preside
Mr. Gillaui, one of our census enumer
ators, yesterday finished his work of taking
the census of township seventeen, and
und that it contained two hundred and
-Those members of the graduating
class who have not yet sent in 'their essays
for publication, will please do so in the
course ot this week, as the public is inter
ested In them.
-The high grass in St. Mary's park is
being cut oil". It is plentifully mixed with
clover, and makes splendid feed for stock,
or which purpose it is being taken home
y a number of parties.
Cincinnati jumps from a Methodist
conference up to a Democratc convention
hero is a wide difference between the two.
as mucii iiinereuce as mere is between a
k t 1 ! llV - . 1
publican and Democratic convention.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union will give a moonlight excursion
Thursdiiy night, the 24th hist., on the
Three States. The boat will leave the
wharf at 8 o'clock and return at 12 o'clock.
Quite a number of Mound Cityites
were iu the city yosteiduy. During the
greater part of their stay here they were
lookers on at the mutch game of base ball,
played between the Mound Cityites and
Mr. E. S. Ar.kerman, of the Pulaski
Patriot was in the city yesterday and called
oiiTiik Bulletin. He came down to see
tho Mound City Itoys beat at the game of
ball, hut since they carried off the laurels,
was agreeably surprised.
Owing to neuralgia iu the face and
head Mr. A. J. Bird, of the steamer Cham
pion and the firm of Pettis & Bird, laid
over here at the last trip of the boat. But
he will again bo able to resume his post on
the boat in a few days.
Wo met several Mound Cityites yester
day, who had "staked their pile" on the
Comique nine and, of course, lost their
bets. They had been induced to bet
against their own club because it had lost
tho game played In their own city with tho
Dr. Rauch seems to have slipped out
of the city without even having attracted
the attention of the Argus, which is
aUaya on the hunt for personals. At
lost report! tho doctor had beeu seen sit
ting iu one of the Illinois Central'
coaches, sucking his gold-headed cauo. '
THK DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN;
Illinois is well known as the best or
giiuized state iu the Union for Sunday
School work. Every one of tho 103 coun
ties is organized and held a convention
within a year. Of 1,520 townships in th
'state, 934 have Sunday School organization
Fifty-three counties have a working organ
zatioa in every township.
The moonlight excursion to be given
by tho Woman's Christian Temperance
Union, on the "Three States," takes place
to night, tho boat leaving tho wharf at 8
o'clock sharp, and returning at 10 o'clock
The fare for the rouiid trip is only twenty
five cents, and since the boat is a pleasant
ono for excursions, everybody, old as wel
as young, should go.
The Mound City ba3e 1U club and
the Comique club of this city played a
match game yesterday at Locust grove in
this city. Quite a number of people gatli
ered there and remained until the end of
the game, which was quite exciting
throughout. Both sides worked desperate
ly for the victory, but the Mound City club
came out ahead by about fifteen tallies,
Mr. William Walbridge was, night
before last, found meandering about the
streets in a boozy and boisterous cuJi
tion, and was arrested Vy Officer Dunkcr
and given a night's lodging b the city jail
esterday morning, being sufficiently
sober, he was permitted to make the usual
drunkard's excuse in Justice Olmsted's
court, and was there fined six dollars and
costs. He went to jail for non-payment of
All our young attorneys, with the ex
ceptioa of Ihrmaa Black and those who
have come to Cairo recently, are staunch
Democrats. In fact, the entire rising gen
eration the coming voters and legislators
iu the city are euthusiastic Democrats
The political atmosphere of the country,
corrupted by Radical maladministration,
and poisoned with the foul breath of official
jobbery and licentiousness, is well calcu
lated to turn the juvenile stomach against
Republicanism. Democratic ascendency is
only a question of a very little time.
Died Yesterday afternoon, Benjamin,
the infant son of Mr. William Oehler, who
resides on Twenty-eight street, between
T I 1 mi t ,t
rujjiar ana commercial, me ciulU was
seven months old and died after a brief
illness. The funeral will leave the resi
dence at 1 :'M o'clock p. m. to-day for St.
Joseph's Catholic church and will leave
there at 2 o'clock tor the special train at
the foot of Fourteenth street, which will
convey the remains to Villa Ridge. The
friends of the family are respectfully in
vited to attend.
Another runaway occurred yesterday
afternoon. A horse attached to a juilk or
country wagon, while standing on Seventh
street, between Washington avenue and
Walnut street, suddenly took fright and
scampered around the corner and down
Washington avenue at a recftless rate. Tin
cans, wagon seat, cushion, old sacks, and a
variety of undistinguishable articles
were scattered along the entire route, and
the dust was almost suffocating for a few
moments. Horse and wagon hung to
gether as long as we could see them, but
whether or not they came to a stand-still
without serious damage we did Hot learn.
A man and wife (colored) named re
spectively Steven and Alice Floy indulged
in a lively quarrel and knock-down fight
on Seveuth street, between Walnut and
Cedar streets to the great annoyance of the
neighbors round about, who lost no time in
summoning an officer. Officer Duaker ar
rived on the scene while the quarrel was
yet in progress and put his foot down upon
it by arrestiuig both Steven and his ami
abie consort. They poured their stories
iuto the patient ears of Justice Olmsted
yesterday alternoon, who, alter being ap
prised of all tiie facts in the case asked
them to -fork over" the usual five dollars
Mr. Walter Warder is a young attor
ney, who came to this city from William
sou county a few mouths ago with, 'it is
reported, the avowed intention of running
for the office of state's attorney in this
county. II? has of late talked up his
chances somewhat, and it is possible that
he will receive the nomination which he
eeKS. an t the aeieat which he doe not
seek. We believe that Mr. J. M. Dam
ron, who came here from Johnson county a
few months before Mr. Warier, is also
king the place, au 1 iiis frh-nds claim.
will sureiy receive the nomination ami be
elected, whether he wants the orlie or not.
He is a gentleman of good address, who
has made quite a number of friends here;
but his friends will regret to hear that lie
will only serve as a straw man and cannot
-The team of Messrs. Lancaster r.nd
Rice, with a wagon load of lumber, became
fiightened near the Tenth street pump yes
terday morning and ran down the avenue.
When it reached the corner of Ninth street.
it attempted to dash through between the
corner of Mrs. Scott White's fence and a
large tree standing on the outei
edge ot the sidewalk, but
the front wheel of the wagon struck
the tree with a terrible force, 'scattering the
umber all over t!e sidewalk and stoppiii"
the wagon so suddenly that the horse liew
out of the shafts, tearing the harness into
fragments, and continuing in his wild
career alone. Hq was finally caught, and
not having Injured himself seriously, was
hitched up again and made to draw the
load to its destination. It is said that the
river manifested considerable courage in
THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 24, 1380.
an attempt to stop him by hanging on to
the bit, but was forced to relinquish his
hold and let tho animal have its own will.
The Mississippi is on a grand boom.
Reports from above eay that tho highest
water known for many years is experienced
at many points. From Davenport it is
said that the river is within eight inches of
the high water mark of 1870, the highest
ever known there. Two of the largo saw
mills have shut down and others will fol
low suit in a day or two. The Diamond Jo
warehouse was undermiued day before
yesterday, and nothing but the roof is vis
ible. Forty houses in Rock Island have
been flooded, and families compelled to
leave, and forty more will have to be aban
doned. It was expected that the flood
would reach the height ot .seventeen feet
below low water mark yesterday. At Du
buque the water still continues to boom,
and stands five iuches above the high water
mark of 1870. Work in the large facto
ries and shops located near the river has
ceased, and hundreds ot people are now
busy saving property. Trains on the river
roads have stopped running, and if the
rise continues another day the Illiuois Cen
tral will not be ablo to send trains east or
west. Thousands of people are now at the
river side, and intense excitement prevails.
The river rose twelve inches at Keokuk
day before yesterday going up at the rate
of one inch every hour. At Alton the river
is slowly rising, but as yet nothing serious
is anticipated. The great mass of water
above will probably reach there in a short
time. At St. Paul, however, the river is
reported tailing. If such is the case, the
high water of former years will not be
reached, the river prophets to the contrary
We have tried to help the Democratic
party ot this county as much as was in our
power, in the selection of a good man to
represent this part of the state in the legis
lature. We have mentioued a number of
good men in that connection, but no one
has as yet come forward. If the election
of the Democratic candidate from this sen
atorial district were at all doubtful, there
might be some excuse for the backward
ness of our sensible and sensitive men, but
it is well known by all Democrats and ac
knowledged by all Republicans, that the
election of the Democratic nominee is one of
the certainties of the future, and hence we
can see uo reason why our very best man
should hesitate iu announcing their
willingness to become a candidate.
Among the names we have so far mentioned
there are many whose qualifications for the
position are surpassed by none ami who
would do credit to themselves and to their
constituents in the state legislature. But
for all that, we can not forebare to mention
one other, who is evident v fit-
ted for the place. We refer to Mr.
R. II. Cunningham. He is a gentleman
of mature age, with large experience iu
msiness, good common sense and a thor
ough knowledge as to what remedies are
necessary to correct existing evils. His
reputation as an honest and successful busi
ness man extends over all the counties
round about us and hia lriends are legion.
His large experience and firm honor would
insure wise and wholesome legislation, and
we could rest assured that he would never
allow an act to pass that might bepreju-
licial to the interests of the people with
out a solemn and effective prot'.-st. He was
fur sometime a member of our county cen
tral committee and as such was one of the
most active men of the committee being
thoroughly' alive to the interests of the
party and counseling ouly for its bests in
terests. He is unquestionably a strong
The name of iK-ruostaen.- Davis ha
been immortalized by having become asso
ciated with the below jateut medicine ad
vertisement which we daily find in almost
all of our exchanges:
"The editor of the Cairo, 111., Kvi-ning
Sun in paying a tribute to the enterpri-e of
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and eiprenng
his sorrow at the loss by fire, which the lat
ter paper sustained says: "The whole of
fice was knocked iuto ten thousand piece
all except the St. Jacob Oil advertise
ment, which was mercifully prevrved."
The closing remarks in the above and fol
lowing incident, are a true in of the un
exampled popularity the Orcat German
.Ik-luedy enpy everywhere. At a St. Jui
theatre recently, whibtt the play was in
progre, one of the' lady performers met
with a painful tuiwhap which quite di tbled
her. The hero of the piece, equal to thij
emergency, called out to one of the uhIit
to 'bring a Iwttle of St; Jacob' Oil quick -ly.'
The thundering applaiiM throughout
the entire house, which promptly followed
this happy suggestion, was an iinmiatak
able proof of the fact, that the audience
had 'been there themselves,' as the expres
sion goes, and experienced the benefits of
this wonderful article."
The alove is an ingeniously gotten up
"ad," and we are greatly miitakcn in the
spirit of our neighbor if he d'x-H not resent
tin insult contained in it, by swing the St.
Jacobs Oil medicine company for damage
to the amount of at least fifty thousand dol
lars. OUR GREAT CRIMINAL LAWYUIl.
AS INTKHRHTISO I.KTTKH COSCK1ISINO him,
WHIC H MAY OH MAY NOT I1K IlKOAllDKII AH
It is a well knowu fact that if the purest
and best man becomes a candidate for an of
fice, any act he ever did in his life becomes
the property of tho public. His political and
private record is carefully examined, and if
he has ever "let his foot siip," tho fact bo
comes public property. A few days ago I
had in my mind's eye' a man I thought
ALWAYS IN THE LEAD !
TIIE PALACE CLOTHING IIQUSE.
Have on hand and are iiowoiferin? for sale
the finest stock of
To be found in tho Citv.
Their Assortment of
Is the largest and most
of wiM11 Ifti
was, if any man was, exempt from all ob
jectionable charges, anil was like David of
old, "a man after God's own heart," pure
and undefiled. I refer to our eminent legal
citizen, Mr. Justus R. Cunningham, who is
now seeking the office of member of the
lower house, from this district. But ulas!
for our confidence in humanity. The mud
slingers have gone to work to blacken the
good name and fair, fame of that truly good
and great man, whose reputation was like
unto that of Ciesar's wife above
suspicion. It is charged that a short
time ago, a gentleman arrived
iu our city from Missouri, whose horse was
suddenly taken ill with colic. Mr Cun
ningham noticed the sufferings of the poor
brute, and knowing the gentleman to be a
stranger in the city, kindly volunteered to,
as he said.to "put him outo a horse dix'tor."
The gentleman appreciated this kindness
and they walked around the square, found
the doctor, to whom Mr. C. gave the
stranger an introduction, went back to the
horse, the doctor gave a doo of physic,
and soon had the horse greatly relieved.
The stranger paid the doctor for his ser
vices, and as a matter of courtesy asked
ur Mr. Cunningham, "Wh.it do I owe
you?" to which Mr. C. replied, "well, about
three dollars, but as you appear to lie a
stranger here. I will be light on you and
only charge you two dollars." The stranger
paid the two dollars, gave Mr. C, his bless
ing, and departed the city, ruminating, uo
doubt, on the beauties of true charity.
Now does any one pretend to say that the
laborer is not worthy of his hire? Should
Mr. C. b denounced for charging a man
who was a stranger, a reasonable compen
sation for his valuable services? By no
weans. Years of close application to the
books, and burning of the midnight oil are
not satisfied with thanks alone; and be
sides did not Mr. C. comply with the scrip
tual injunction, "Where you meet a
stranger take him in."
The alxve is only one of the many
charges that have been made against Mr.
C. since he became a candidate, and uo
doubt many others will be hatched up to
the discomfort of that great and good man.
Verily the path of the candidate is not a
r)jwryone; his ways are not altmether
ways of pleasantness, nor are all his paths.
paths of peace. Selah ! H. O. C.
A TIP-TOP LKTTKR FROM ANNA.
WHICH KAII'.I.T UIIISTI.KS WITH ITK.MS i,y
I.F.NKKAI. INTMIKST 10 CAIKO K KAlU.lt.
The prospect for fruit in this county is
the best kmwn for years. The strawberry
crop just finished, has been the largest we
ever had. This is au interest that has
grown in a lew years, from a very small be
ginning to one of the greatest industries in
our county. The commencement was
made by Co!. Bain bridge m, at Cot
den, on the place now owned by .las. Bell,
Kq. Oil. Biiribridgo shipped the
first strawberries in K7 or 8, and his
success wan the cause of a few others en
gaging in the business. In a hhort time
eople commenced coming in from all
parts of the middle and New Kngland
states, and before iiinuy years pinseil,
the mountains and ridges that had been
considered worthless, were covered with
busy Immunity, making the barren rocky
hills look green and beautiful under this
skillful management. At first our farmers
ridiculed the fruit growers considerable
about their little farms and pop corn busi
ness us it was termed. But in n few
years ouo after another of the "old stock"
commenced planting a tew strawberriesfjust
for their own use you know) of course
until now there is hardly u farmer
for four miles around that has not his two
to ten acres of strawberries to ship. And
every one can testify to tlie profitableness
ot it by well filled pocket books at the end
of each season. Tho amount of berries
shipped from this county this yeur has
reached the immense number of 104 cars In
seventeen duys by tho "People's Lino," and
probably twenty or twenty-live cars by ex
press, and about the samo by the "Narrow
Oaugo" railroad. Altogether bringing Into
this county not less tharv ft40,000 clear
complete stock ever brought
Commercial A vomit; Kb. 108
Our wheat harvest is now tipn us, and
in consequence of a great scarcity of hands
all of our loafers and dead beats Hre out of
town. Farmers are paying from $ 1 ..10 to
f.'.oO a day for harvest hands, and some
say they will be obliged to turn their hogs
in their fields on account 1 not being able
to get hands to cut their wheat.
Our precinct and county Democratic
conventions passed off quietly and resulted'
in instructing for Oberly for governor, J.
H. Samson, of this county, for member of
state board of equalization; Lemma for tl e
senate and Buckingham for representative.
The convention instructed for Judge
Crawford, who declined the instruction and
Judge Hileman of Jonesboro was instruct
ed for instead. The favorites here urn f ..
ford and Halliday, but since both decline
it seems that the office is to go be
Judge Hileman would certainly make a
very strong race though-for he is a quiet
conservative man whose record is as clear
as the noonday sun he has the means t
make the race and would have a considera
ble Republican following iu this cmntv.
If the Democrats of this district nominate
Judge Hileman they will do a wie thing.
Our Republican friends seem to be at a
loss as to whether to pull off their hats and
"holler" for Garfield or not. I think they
are a little bit dumbfounded at tho result
of the Chicago convention. Since the,
Globe-Democrat "eats the crow" so charm
mgly they will all fall into line.
Couldn't "Old Trim" plejue give us a
rest aljout Bouton and the court house
ring at Jonesboro? He has tried through
all the papers in this county fur years
to get Bouton to notice him and has failed.
The ring exists in his imagination. If
there is a "Jonesboro Ring" it has never
been visible to the naked eye.
That's right "Old Trim"'hit em again.
I think the "Hoss-cats-oats" and the "Mare-eats-oats"
business has got to be "stale" an I
can't be very interesting matter to anybody
except to the aforesaid "Hoss" and "Mare."
I think our county Democratic conven
tion decided not to put a county ticket iu
the field, but to have a regular "free to all."
"go as you please." This will have the ef
fect to bring out all the voters, for if there
is a ticket in the field a good manv will
say, "Oh. well the ticket will carry any
way and I'll not go."
Couldn't you send a canvasser un thU
way. I think you ought to have a good
circulation in this county, and I think you
could get it with a little exertion, and lo
cal agents don't amount to anything. I
hear The Bn.i.i.TiN praised for its sound
ness on all the issues of the day by every
one who reads it, aud I would like to see it
iu the hands of every family.
Don't you think is a bad time for Messrs.
Lemma and Albright to intrude their pri
vate quarrel on the Democrats of this dis
trict. It seems to me now that in order
that success of the whole ticket may be in
sured, that all little private grudges should
be kept at home.
I see in this week's paper a letter from
Dr. W. R. Smith, Jr., that was read with
a good deal of interest coming from one
whom I have known from childhood.
Scarlet fever has made its appearance
among us and has been very fatal iu most
instances, especially about Jonesboro.
Tell Sam Huuiiu if that "burglar" don't
stay away to get up some night and give
him a thrashing. Being annoyed with
burglars is one of the great iucouveniencies
of tho wealthy. I know how to sympa
thize with Sam "you know," being that
I noticed your townsman, Dan. Hart
miui, on our streets a few days ago, trying
to negotiate for a "fast hoss," but upon ex
amination, he, (the F. II.), had
only one eye, was fifteen years
old, spavined, etc., besides other fiuejpoints.
Dan thought ho didn't want so many fine
poiuts in a horse aud concluded not to
Did you see our brave old Co. G., at dec
oration on the 20th? Someone insinuated
thatjthore was a battle and the beer whip
ped. I think that story was told though to
When the political pot begins to boil I
will try to let you know how it boils in.
Union county. Respectfully,
Anju, III., Juno 10th, 1880.