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THE DAILY OAIRO BULLETIN: FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 1880.
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
SKTERKO AT Til rOBT OFFICE IN CAIRO, IL
LINOIS, AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF ALEXANDER COUNTY.
Krnet II. Thieleoka, City KUttor.
' Only Morninjr Daily in Southern Illinois.
TABER BRO'S Manufacturing Jewelers,
No. 128 Commercial avc., Cairo, 111.
HANCOCK AND ENGLISH
Barbecue and Pole Raising
Alexander Conuty, on
Thursday August 12th, 1030.
Every Democrat la the District is cordially in
vited lo be present and help to hoist the Hancock
U)f in Commercial Point.
Dinner Free to Everybody.
Eminent and eloquent waken will lie present
to deliver speeches to the Democratic hosts. The
affair will ho undur the direction of J. 11. Mulcahy
nod other leading Democrats of that auction.
LOCAL WEATHER REPORT.
810NAI Omm, I
Cairo, 111.. Auiriist r. 18S0. f
Time. Bar. Ther. Hum. Wind. Vel Weather.
7 ' 30 3
p. IP S0.1S
Maximum Temperature. 78 : Minimum Tern
pernture, S'.'O; Rainfall O.flO lnchea.
River 18et 8 Inches. Fall H Inches
W. H. RAY,
Serg't Slsnal Corui, U. S. A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notices in thif column, five cents per line, each
RANGE FOR SALE.
" A twelve foot. Becond hand range in two
sections of six feet each. Apply to or ad
dress Superintendent Illinois Southern
Hospital for Insane, Anna, Illinois.
Just received at The Bulletin office n
etock of paper especially for "llektograph
Mr. Fred Kochlcr opened liis meat
market on the corner of Nineteenth and
2'oplar Saturday last and displayed an ini-
mense quantity of the choicest meats of all
kinds. Having furnished our citizeus with
meats as tar back as the memory of man
reaches, he is acquainted with tho their
' seeds and wishes and has made a practice
of catering to their wants. Ho buys only
the best and healthiest stock in large num
bers and therefore his patrons are assured,
when purchasing trom him, that they re
ceive the most wholesome moats at reason
able rates. The place, corner of Nine
teenth and Poplar, should not be forgotten.
THE ELECTRO-VAPOR BATHS.
Are you or any of your friends suffering
from nervous debility, neuralgia, rheuma
tism, dyspepsia, constipation, disease of the
liver or kidneys, female weaknesses, chills
and fever, scrofula, or any diseases of the
6kin, mercurial, lead or whisky poisoning,
or any disease, either ncute or chronic,
which you have dispaired ot ever curing by
the use of drugs? Do not think there is no
relief for you until you have tried tho
Electro-Vapor baths, and you will bo as
Wished and gratified at the result you
rrM so speedily obtain at Biich a trilling
J1"1. These ball is have been tried and are
Una i.sej jy tnauy 0j ()ur mot prominent
'. T hey are the universal tavorite ot
kic "S. iticy clear tne complexion and
ed vTvioyancy and elasticity to the step,
) Co f aa lunr else will lninart. A mim
II Nias .7, at the office of Dr. Marcan, No
1 lady ... iercial avenue, between Eighth
I y patron streets, over Black s shoe store
;es at 0. 1 tSMiL'ALLKii.
fe store, bctwd variety of bxts and
havolustv. Koch's, Commercial avenue
jest stock between Fifth and Sixth streets.
pad cust'just received and now on hand the
city, atock of the best St. Louis and Chi
li and 'custom made goods ever brought to
Itted r.ty, all styles and sizes in men, wo-
,ient and children s shoes. Having recently
inldatted and eularged our store more con-
cmeutly we now carry tho largest stock of
. hand triads work In the city at the lowest
"'possible prices. Our motto is large sales
' ; and small profits Also always on baud n
i complete stock ot leather and findings at
J , the lowest prices. Call around when in
t need of anv zoods in our liue for barmiins
Wm. Davidson, Eighth street, is agent
lor Wm. L. Perkins & CVs celebrated Mar-
bMzed Mantlet and Grates. They are elc
fa. Al. Antrim has opened a tailoring and
4 general repairing establishment where
' Turing, cleaning and renovating clothing,
vMe done on short notice. He will carry
VAVie of piece goods, and manufacture
rder, guaranteeing satisfaction.
new building on Cummer
The undersigned will, on and after
May 1st, bo prepared to tumuli our citi
zens a first rato 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 tho city. This cream is
made by an experienced artist and cannot
tail to give satisfaction on trial. Orders
left at ico house, corner Eighth and Levee,
will receive prompt attention. Will be fur
nished at 1.23 per gallon in quantities from
one gallon upwards. Robert Hewett,
QUICK AND RELIABLE.
Oo to Joseph L. Bakers, shop commer
cial avenue, below Cth street, if you want
carriage and wagon work of the best mate
rial, good workmanship and done ou short
notice with quick dispatch.
One hundred thousand pounds Concord
grapes for sale, by the pound at Peter
Satin's saloon, on the Levee below Sixth
street. They arrive daily direct from his
larm at Caledonia.
CARRIAGES AND WAGONS.
Joseph L. Baker is prepared to receive
orders for all kinds ot carriages buggies
wagons etc., and guarantees satisfaction in
all cases. Shop commercial avenue below
PLENTY OF ICE.
My ice houses are full ot the best of ice,
an abundant supply for all the summer
months; so that my customers may be sure
thoir nrders will alwavs be filled. Leave
orders at offico next to Bristol's grocery.
CAIRO AND VINCENNES R. It.
notice to passengers.
After this date passengers desiring to do
so can take train at Twentieth street by sig
nalling to train. Passengers desiring to
leave train at that place can do so by giv
ing notice to conductor of train.
F. A. Miller,
St Gen'l Passenger Ag't.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice in tlieio columns, ten cnt per line,
each insertion. Marked
The Reform club meets to-night.
Mr. Alex. H. Irvin still sutlers more or
less from his late accident.
Mr. Juo. M. Lansden lias returned from
a two weeks' trip to St. Louis.
Sheriff Hodges and County Clerk
Ilumm attended the Democratic rally at
To-day nnd hereafter, Cairo and Vin
rennes mail train No. 2 will arrive in Cairo
at 9 :40 p. m., instead of 10 :03 as heretofore.
The handsomest peaches we have seen
this season were grown on the trees in the
garden of Judge Olmsted, on Tenth street.
Quite a large excursion will arrive in
this city by the Mississippi Central train
this afternoon and leave by the Hillman
Miss Hattie McKee and Mm. R. II.
Cunningham are now the only Calroites at
Crittenden springs. They will return to
Alderman D. F.Blake is joyful over the
appearance in his family, on yesterday
afternoon, of a fine girl baby. All concerned
are in excellent spirits.
Lost a large gold buckle belonging
to a bracelet, was lost last evening. The
finder will please leave same at this office
and be suitably rewarded.
The local steamboat inspectors, Messrs.
Garrett and Salston, of Memphis, will ar
rive in this city Monday. Those having
business with them should bear this fact in
Wonder what became of the balance
collected for the purchase of an Odd Fel
low's regalia a year or two ago? One of
the committee we understand failod to re
A frightened hors and broken buggy
was the results of driving to near an in
coming locomotive yesterday evening at
the comer of 12th and Commercial. No
Mr. John II. Barton, editor of the Car
bondale Free Press, called on The Bulle
tin. Ho was a delegate to the senatorial
convention which met in tho court house
We call attention to the change in the
time card of the Cair and Viucennes rail
road as published in another place. The
convenience of tho traveling public is con
sulted in these changes.
Buder has presented the Planter's
House with a flue silver mug, neatly en
graved, to be used at their water cooler in
the hall. He will place one of the sumo
pattern in a number of other public places.
Miss Fannio Barclay returned trom
Crittenden Springs last Saturday. Cairoites
do not speak in the highest terms of tho
accommodations at Unit famous watering
place. Better stay in Illinois and take in
Our enterprising and whole-souled fel
low citizen, Mr. E. A. Buder, yesterday pre
sented the Planter's House with a fine sil
ver drinking cup and chain, for which tho
proprietor, Mr. Thompson, desires to return
We noticed for tho first time in our
lives, a day or two ago, leeches at work on
a man. It was a curious, but not a
pleasant spectacle. Tho blood suckers are
ownod by William Alba, and were im
ported by him from Norway.
Thieves entered the residence of Mr.
II. M. Shy on Eiithtneulh street between
Commercial avenue and Toplar street, yes
terday morning at three o'clock, ransacked
the house and carrying off among other
things, sixteen dollars in money,
Bulldozing Democratic negroes appears
to have been ono of tho features of tho elec
tion in Kentucky, It a negro has sufficient
brains to vote tho right ticket he is shot or
stabbed. Tho courts should see that the
criminals are well punished.
At tho last meeting of tho city coun
cil the committee on streets, to which had
been referred the "grade question," recom
mended that no change be made in said
grade, as in their opinion tho interests of
tho city demand no such change.
A thousand pounds of note, letter,
statements and bill-heads, Quaker City
best papers in the market, pure linen fibre,
pure Irish linen, white aud colored poster,
light and heavy linen, azure, yellow,
cream, etc., just received at The Bulletin
We publish an interesting letter this
morning from M. B. Harrcll. TriE Bulle
tin endorses every word Baid in it of Jack
Hodges and Ham Irvin, .and we believe
that two-thirds of the voters of Alexander
county, regardless of politics, would say the
same if called upon to give their candid
About this time city people remember
their "sisters aud their cousins and their
aunts" upon the old farms, where there arc
cool springs and shady orchards. But next
winter don't turn an aristocratic nose when
you receive intelligence of a return ot the
visit. The whole world is made up of Dr.
It is to be regretted for more than one
reason that our enumerators did not find
ten thousand inhabitants in our city. Had
this number been found our city, nccOrding
to a bill passed by the last congress, would
have been entitled to a letter carrier a lux
ury which is now enjoyed only by a few of
our men of means, and not by them unless
they "fork over" for it.
The young ladies Temperance associa
tion held its regular meeting in Temperance
hall last night and, besides transacting the
usual business, appointed a committee to
take into consideration the subject of an
excursion on the Idlewild, to take place
some time soon. A special meeting will be
held next Thursday, at which time the
committee will report.
The Hancock and English Fishing
club went to Kentucky early yesterday
morning with , a view to enjoying them
selves after the manner of the adventurer.
Judging from their appearance when they
returned they had lots of fun. They were
loaded down with fish-(ing tackle)
baskets, tin cans, flasks and old Kentucky
A day or two ago, the little- boy of
Mr. Theodore Thomason, formerly of this
city and well known here by nearly every
citizen, but now of Villa Ridge, was riding
on horse back when in some manner not
known, the animal stumbled and fell upon
its rider, killing him almost instantly.
The accident is a terrible blow to the par
ents; who have the sympathy of this com
munity in their sorrow.
We learn from County Clerk Ilumm,
that Sheriff Jack Hodges thoughtlessly fed
his fine horse on green corn, when in
Thebes the other day and that in conse
quence thereof the animal "kicked the
bucket." The carcass of the muchly loved
pet was consigned to the mighty waters of
the historic Mississippi, there to be pre
pared for its transformation into human
flesh and bnne through the medium of the
sporting fish and the instrumentality of
The Sun of yesterday evening, attempts
to answer The Bulletin's charges against
Douglas by questioning the originality of n
portion of the article published in Wednes
day's issue. It should remember that
"great minds often run in the some chan.
nel." But especially should it remember
that truth, no matter from whence it comes,
will always prevail. It does not deny the
truth of the statements, and hence we still
hold the ground, and our point is gained.
The question has been asked us "can
a man visit a bawdy house, perform a cer
mony, spend the evening with its inmates,
socially, taking supper with them and hil
ariously pass the time nnd yet not have
his character affected in the eyes of decent
people?" We can only say it depends on
what kind of character the individual has.
We will, however, to accommodate, try to
fiud out and answer before the county court.
A largo Democratic meeting was held
at Sandusky yesterday at which speeches
were made by Hon. I). T. Linegar and
Judge M. C. Crawford. Mr. Ben. Curtis
called the meeting to order and Mr. Nick
Hunsacker was chosen chairman. It was
characterized by harmony anil enthusisin.
The speeches are said to have been power
ful,both, gentlemen displaying much ability
as orators and sound reawners.au Haying so
plainly before tho audience the crimes of
the party in power, that the effect was a
Tho Sun of last night very plaiuly In
timates that a number of the young '"Roost
ers" bec.1110 intoxicated immediately alter
their parade night before lust, in so far as
it says that "sonwt of them were found, by
early risers, sleeping on door steps," Since
tho young men who constitute tho club aro
all of them the very best young men of this
city, we believe the intimation an uncalled
for flander, and ono that will not bu re
warded by subscribers from tho members of
tho club at whom it is leveled.
As an item of news of much impor
tance to our pcoplo, indeed to everybody
living along tho line of tho Cairo and St,
Louis railway, from East St. Louis to
Cairo, and tho development of tho rich
country through which this road runs, it
can be stated that tho gaugo of tho road is
Boon to bo changed to that of ordinary
width, 4 feet 8 inches. This assertion is
not visionary, but a fact to bo rolicd upon.
Tho change may not occur for a year yet,
but the road is to bo widened as soon as
practicable, and equipped with splendid
rolling stock. In fact to be made a first
class road m all respects.
Some weeks ago a family named Har
rison, and consisting, wo believe, of hus
band, wife and several children, the small
est a mere babe, and all in
very straightened circumstances, came here
from the country and took up their resi
dence near the Catholic church, on tho
comer of Ninth street. Tho family
suffered much, it is said, for tho neces
saries of life and wero in poor health be
sides. The little baby sickened shortly
after their arrival here and died yesterday
Mr. C. Pink received yesterday after
noon quite a curiosity in the form of a
flower called the "Evening Series." Each
bud opens at 7 o'clock p.m., and closes at
12 at night, to bloom no more until the
next year. The flower is white, about five
inches in diameter, with long Blender petalsi
and a beautiful center. It attracted much
attention yesterday evening, and a large
crowd gathered upon and around the front
porch of Mr. Pink's elegant residence, upon
which it stood, and listened attentively
while Mrs. Pink explained the character of
the strange flower.
The necessity for the passage of the
bill for the improvement of the Mississippi
river, which was presented to congress at
its last session, is becoming more apparent
every day. We have urged and still urge
tho importance of this measure not only be
cause it provides for the repairing and re
building our levees, but, also, because it
provides for deepening the Mississippi river
and otherwise improving its navigation.
The importance of making the river navi
gable all the year round is so evident that
there is no room lor argument. The farm
ers of the west are as deeply interested in
this matter as the people who live on the
banks of the river are. The rates for trans
portation by water will control the rates
by rail when navigation is uninterrupted,
and the grain producers ot the west will
have the benefit of cheap rates whether
they ship by rail or river. They ought,
therefore, to give all the support they can
to the Mississippi river improvement bill.
The question "on whom will the Dem
ocratic central committee decide for con
gress?" is oue which is now generally ask
ed by both Republicans and Democrats. In
reply we may say that at the present time,
the Hon. M. C. Crawford has the inside
track and that he will, in all probability, be
the choice of the committee. There is
much good material in this district to
choose from and among the best we may
mention Mr. John M. Lansden of this city.
He is a man of great business, tact and legal
ability a man who is thoroughly wide
awake, and who w:uld draw largely on the
Republican party in the coming canvass
Mr. Hartzell is again mentioned in connec
tion with the office and the usual good rea
sons are uged in his favor. Mr. Wm. Mur
phy is mentioned, as is also Judge Sloan, as
available men. Should cither of these
gentlemen have the honor conferred upon
them there would bo no doubt of suc
cess. The Republicans were rampant at the
court house yesterday. It was the occa
sion of the Fiftieth senatorial convention's
meeting. The district consists of three
counties, all of which were represented.
Much excitement prevailed and many were
the blunders made. Although the number
of delegates was small, they made a great
deal of noise. The audience . was not very
numerous. The convention was organized
by electing Mr. E. J. Ingcrsoll of Jackson
county as chairman, and Mr. Warder of
this city, secretary. The light be
gan between Alexander county and Jack
son county over tho candidate
for the legislature and continued
throughout thn meeting. Mr. Thistle
wood led tho right for Alexander county
and carried his point. General confusion
and bitterness of feeling reigned supreme
throughout and gavo tho meeting a very
unsatisfactory tone. The result of tho
squabble was tho nomination of Mr. Har
mon Black for representative, and Mr. Jos
eph B. Thorpo for senator in the general as
sembly of Illinois. We have full notes of
the entire proceedings, but owing to a se
vere headache we cannot possibly give, an
extended account of it.
"Health ordor No. 7," which is pub
lished in tho Memphis papers and which
went into effect on tho 1st hint., is timely,
judicious and eminently practical, and from
it our own authorities may learn a thing or
two. An illustration will suffice to
show how valuahlo its enforcement may bo
made: A resident of New Orleans, luav.
ing that city by boat, would arrlvo in Mem
phis four or five days afterward. On tho ar
reval of tho boat ho will bo met by tho sani
tary officer, aud before colng on shore to re
main in tho city, must present to the officer
the certificate called for in the health order.
This certificate identifies tho individual,
sots forth his place of residence in Mem
phis, and his proposed place of resi
dence in Memphis. The information it
contains will bo entered in a suitable book
in the office of tho board of health. Should
a caso of yellow-fever now bo reported as
occurring at a given locality in New
Orleans, tho doctor by an examination of
this register, will bo enabled to ascertain
just who is in the city from New Orleans,
wheather from tho infected locality, and
how long sinco his departure therefrom.
Ho has, thns, tho necessary data upon
which to base intelligent and efficient pre
cautionary measures. Should the fever be
reported after the boat leaves aud before
she arrives, the passenger's certificate will
show whether tho bearer is compromised
by proximity to the locality of infection,
and the proper steps may then bo discrimi
natingly taken. It will thus be seen that,
while furnishing tho local board with nec
essary and Important information, the order
in no wise obstructs or interferes with le
gitimate travel. The officers of the nation
al board of health concur in the measure,
aud will lend their assistance in it3 execution.
FROM THE "FORMER EDITOR."
AN EPISTLE FROM CHICAGO TOUCHING MAT
TERS OF INTEREST TO OUR LOCAL READERS.
I see by The Bulletin, which keeps
mo fully advised of local offuirs (in which
I assure you I still take a profound interest)
that the Democracy of the 13th district has
nominated Judge Heilman for congress.
With Judge Bross and others, I do not
think this tbu "strongest nomination that
could have been made," and I further
think that Hartzell would have shown
himself 500 votes the strongest man, yet
I would not give a "snap" for the Demo
cracy of the man who refuses to come up
to Heilroan's support. The struggle is
one of life and death, with the Democracy,
and if its banners are furled in defeat this,
time tho future promises no breezes tint will
flaunt then out again in the pride of vic
tory. By private advice I am assured that
Jack Hodges will certainly beat Nelhs
300 votes. Jack's success, by a smaller
majority, would reflect upon the intelli
gence and integrity of the people of Alex
ander county. You have been well served
iu the office of sheriff; but never better
served than by Jack Hodges. He has
shown himself the closest, yit
THE MOST OBLIGING COLLECTOR
of the past twenty years; and but for his
untiring industry and ceaseless vigilance,
the tax books would be encumbered, to
day, with thousands of dollars of "for
feited taxes," for a use of which the county
would be standing in the sorest need.
Charley Nellis is a good man and almost
everybody likes him; but nolwdy
whose opinion is worth anything, will
insist, for a moment, that Charley can
fill the office of sheriff and col
lector as acceptably as Jack Hodges has
done and will continue to do as long as he
is retained in office. With so good an offi
cer as Hodges available for the two years
to t ome, It would be midnecs to experi
ment in the hepe of getting a better one.
If you leel inclined to question the sound
ness of this philosophy, interview my old
friend Henry Metcalf.
John A. Reeve is, socially, one of the
best fellows in the world; but Ham. Irvin
will beat him in the race for the circuit
clerkship, even if he is drawn over the
course by one leg, iu imitation of his recent
Clear Creek experience. There is not a
lawyer in Cairo who will not say, if he ex
presses his honest convictions, that there is
not a man in Alexander county so fully and
thoroughly qualified for the office of cir
cuit clerk as Ham Irvin is. I question it
much, if he, Ham, has a superior, in that
regard, in the state of Illinois. He has
filled the office of city clerk, the office of
clerk of the court of common pleas, the of
fice of sheriff, etc., ami left all of them with
a reputation unsmirched and unchallenged.
"HONEST AS THE DAY IS LONG;"
the most courteous and obliging' man
in your county, and possesses
qualifications, as everybody is
willing to testify, of the highest order. If
I live long enough to die in Chicago I'll
"huunt" every voter in Alexander county
who is bound to me by ties of friendship,
who deposits a ballot, iu November next,
against Ham Irvin.
I learned to day that Doc Dunning was
in Chicago yesterday. Although I nm
quartered at a point only nine miles from
the hotel he beats, ho didn't come to nee
uio. I mention this fact that you may un
derstand the animus of the assault I intend
to make upon him in the Chicago Sdii
(which is not, as you state, a "live stock
paper;" but the best and largest dollar
weekly local and family paper 111 Illinois)
of next Saturday.
THE KNKIIITh' TEMPLAR
bi-enn'ml conclave, for which such exten
sive preparations aro being made, will un
doubtedly bo tho largest civic demonstra
tion ever seen in Chicago. Over four hun
dred commanderies have already signified
a purposo to be here, and the general ex
pectation is that no less than thirty thous
and Sir Knights nnd one hundred and fifty
brass bauds, will take their places in the
procession. The attendance of outsiders
will bo tremendous Milwaukee, alone,
promising to send in 10,00(1; people. It
will, doubtless, bo tho "big thing" of the
century iimong tho Masons, Culroltes who
think of coming should sccuro quarters in
advance, as I now assure them they will
not find first-class accommodations "lying
around loose" begging folks to take
them on their arrival here, even a week
hence. Asjyet, eligible quarters can be Ob
tained at very reasonable rates.
It is not to be denied that Chicago is a
great city, Any and everything that can be
seen or heard elsewhero on earth, can bo
seen and heard here.
MONEY IS PLENTIFUL .
and is always ready to chango hands for a
"quid pro quo;" but the acquirement of tho
"quid" there's tho rub. Life, here, can
be mado a continued round'lof pleasure;
of sight-seeing aud sound-hearing; but
every turn is attended with an outlay of
money. Ono seems to obtain everything at
bottom prices; but wants and needs and
necessities of which ono never dreams iu
Cairo, are arising hero every hour
of tho day. The individual who
is well stocked with cash, here, can live a
full year in a singlo day.
As somebody may caro to know it, I will
say that while I feel a deep interest iu
Cairo, its people and concerns, I begin to
realize that I am i'n Chicago "to Btay." I
fill the position of revisory editor of the
Chicago Sun, aud dish up the local o?N
"stockyard gossip" of tho
DAILY DROVER'S JOURNAL.
I have not "dabbled iu oolitics" since I
quit writing for the Daily Telegraph,
Messrs. H. L. Goodall & Co., although oc
cupying unpretentious quarters, give em
ployment to 42 men, thirteen of whom are
editors and reporters. The circulation of
the Sun (chiefly local) is 7,000; that of the
Drovers' Journal the three issues nearly
;tf,000. The firm does an immense busi
ness and is, I firmly believe, on the road to
fortune. Truly yours, etc., M. B. H.
Chicago, 111., Aug. 4th, 10.
NEWS FROM CACHE.
AN INTERESTING DEHRIPTION OF HOW
GRAPES AltE PREPARED FOR MARKET.
Dear Bulletin: I am discouraged, out
of heart completely, and must turn to you
My "acmes" are gone, clean gone; those
the calf left have been torn up, root and
branch, by a great awkward lout of a
ploughboy. I could stand that, though, if
it were not for my wilted cucumbers. Why
doesn't it rain when we need it so badly?
For two whole days the sky has been over
cast, and wiad has rustled among the trees,
but still the garden is withered, aud the
gras in front of the house ;s dry enough
Do not think I have forgotten I sai 1 this
is a flue climate. It is; there is such a
vaiiety in it. Three d.iys ago everybody
was perspiring, puffing and complaining
of the heat, while fans aud sunumbrella.s
were in demand out here even, where it is
thought by townspeople to be delightfully
cool. Yesterday brought cold looking
grey clouds and chilling winds which
made blankets neccessary last night, and
we might have iwhgiaed ourselves hundred
of miles nearer th north pole. Though the
mercury fell, rain did not except a few
tantalizing drops which were eagerly
drank up by the parched ground.
Having the w heat and hay off our hands,
we took a trip to the fruit growiug end ot
the county last week, and found, much to
our surprise, that the season is half gone
finished with some shippers, as to peaches
and grapes. Others are still busy with
pears ami. grapes. One of the most enjoya
ble days of our vacation was spent in the
packing house ot u vineyard.
People w ho buy those plain little blue
covered baskets in market do not dream
of the tiuie aud trouble expended on the
"HARTKORDS" OR "IVES"
inside of them. All spring and summer
the vines are closely watched and carefully
triuied,aud as soon as theyoung fruit is well
formed each bunch is covered with a paper
sack, secured by two brass pius. A lew
weeks after that, tho proprietor peeps into
a sack, and if the grapes are deeply colored
he speed liy summons a force of men and
women to his assistance. The men remove
the sacks, chip the bunches oil', lay them
in huge baskets and haul them ou a sled to
the packing house, where they are piled
upon long narrow tables. Women sit or
stand at these, and lifting each
bunch seperately, pick off the green or
spotted grapes the over ripu ones
fall off then lay the bunches thus "clean
ed" in heaps. At this stage of preparation,
they are taken charge of by the packers
who till tho dainty baskets to tho brim,
piessing down the measure and 1 mining it
over by a top layer, tastefully arranging
the edges with tho dusky fruit laid length
wise, before giving them into the hands of
the coverers. They are armed with darn
ing needles and hanks of blue cord, and in
a twinkling have tacked on a blue netting,
which is very becoming to tho complexion
of the fruit which, though veiled, is by no
means concealed. The package, is then
given to a man who puts ou the second
covering, a wooden one, marks them with
the cnmmiHidon merchant's stencil and
st neks them up to await their lust handling
at the vineyard, that is, when they aro load
ed into the wagon which takes them to the
The purchaser would never complain that
the price is too high if he could see the
waste attending a careful packing. The
shattering!, the grnpes that aro picked off
or full off, for one day, in tho vineyard wo
visited, amounted to moro than two largo
barrels full to tho top, Think of the gal
lons and gallons of jelly and preserves,
housekeepers. Wo were invited to
WALK TIIROt'OH THE VINEYARD
To seo the second crop coming on,
which promises to be Quito
good. Tho graceful vines presented
a ludicrous oppearanco with all
those shabby little bags hanging from
them, and reminded Darius of tho pea
fowl borrowing the jackdaw's plumage.
Darius never could quoto nnythlng right
but there is tho dear old gump calling me
to come down stairs to get a cluster of ripe
Mns. 1). OitEUN.
Cache, Aug 3d, 1880.