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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN; TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 10, 1380.
THE DAILY BULLETIK
Only Mornlnff Daily in Southern Illinois.
TABER BRO'S Manufacturing Jewelers,
No. 12$ Commercial we., Cairo, IlL
HANCOCK AND ENGLISH
Barbecue ami Pole Raising
Alexander County, on
Thursday August 12th, 1830.
Every Democrat In the District In cordially In
vited to lie present Hiid help to hoist the Hancock
flag In Commercial I'omt.
Dinner Free to Ever hotly.'-
Eminent. and eloquent speakers will be present
to deliver speeches to the Democratic hosts. The
affair will be under the direction of J. II. Mulcahy
and other leading Democrats of that section.
Grand Torchlight Procession
at CAIRO on
Friday Night, August 13th,
The meeting will be addressed b)
Ron, William Hartzell, Hon. John H.
Oberly, Hon. 11. C Crawford,
Hon. D. T, Linoffar.
The friends of the Constitution and tho Vnlon
the friends of a free ballot and a fair conut are
requested to join In the procession, Thesnpport
ers of the Hero of Gettysburg the youuu, thu old,
and the middle aged are requested to fall Into liuu
with a torch.
By order of the Democratic Congressional Com
mittee. WILLIAM H. (iKEEN.
August Sth, 1689. .
LOCAL WEATHER REPORT.
HtoNii Omni, t
Cairo, 111., August. 6, tttHO, (
Time. Bar. Tber. Hum. Wind. Vet Weather.
7 " 80 07
10 " SO.Ott
Hp. m., )N.97
calm 0 Threat t
SW 1 Threat's
N HI Threat'g
NE a Fair
Maximum Temperature. S7 '; Minimum Tem
perature. 7; Rainfall 0.00 Inches.
IRlver 12 feat inches. Fall i Inches m
W. n. RAY,
Sers't Signal Corps, U. 8. A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
'Notices In this column, live cunts per line, each
KANGE FOR SALE.
A twelve foot second hand range iu two
. flections of six feet each. Apply to or ad
- dress Superintendent Illinois Southern
Hospital for Insane, Anna. Illinois.
Just received at The Bulletin office a
stock of paper especially for "Ilektograph
Mr. Fred Koehler opened his meat
market on the corner of Nineteenth and
Poplar Saturday last and displayed au im
mense quantity of thu choicest meats of all
tkinds. Having furnished our citizens with
meats as far back as the memory of man
.reaches, he is acquainted with tho their
' needs and wishes and has made a practice
of catering to their wants. He buys only
the best and healthiest stock in largo num
'ben and therefore his patrons are assured,
when purchasing troin him, that they re
ceive the most wholesome meats at reason
able rates. The place, corner of Nine
teenth and Poplar, should not he forgotten.
THE ELECTRO-VAPOR BATHS.
Are you or any of your friends Buffering
from nervous debility, neuralgia, rhcuina
. tism, dyspepsia, constipation, disease of the
, liver or kidneys, female weaknesses, chills
tnd fever, scrofula, or any diseases of the
ekin, mercurial, lead or whisky poisoning,
or any disease, either, acute or chrome,
which you have dispaired ot ever curing by
: the use of drugs? Do not think thcro is no
.relief for you until you bavo tried tho
1 Electro-Vapor baths, and you will be as
tonished and. gratified at the result you
will so speedily obtain at such a trilling
coot. . These baths have been tried and are
,. endorsed by many ot our most prominent
citizens. They are the universal favorite of
ths ladies. They clear the conipluxioo and
Ive & buoyancy and elasticity to the stop,
i which nothing else will impart. Adminis
t?red dailf at tho office of Dr. Marean, No.
; 140 Commercial avenue, between Eighth
'nd Ninth streets, over Black's shoe store.
Udy always in attaudunce to receive
$ :'.-.. ,
Stock ami 'variety of boots and
shoes at C. Koch's, Commercial avenue
shoe store, between Fifth and Sixth streets.
We havc-just received and now on hand the
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 store nioro con
veniently we now carry tho largest stock of
hand made work in the city at tho lowest
possible prices. Our motto is large sales
and small profits. Also always on hand a
complete stock ot leather and findings at
the lowest prices. Call around when in
need of any goods iu our lino for bargains
Wm. Davidson, Eighth street, is agent
tor Wm. L. Perkins & Co's celebrated Mar
bleized Mantles and Grates. They aro ele
gant. MERCHANT TAILORING.
Al. Antrim has opened a tailoring and
general repairing establishment where
scouring, cleaning and renovating clothing,
will bo done on short notice. Ho will carry
a full line of piece goods, and manufacture
suits to order, guaranteeing satisfaction.
Shop in Alba's new building on Commer
Tho undersigned will, on and after
May 1st, be prepared to turnish our citi
zens a first rate quality of ice cream,
equal in every way to that furnished in
Chicago, made fresh daily, and furnished
in freezer, from one gallon upwards ; deliv
ered to any part of the city. This cream is
mado by an experienced artist and cannot
tail to give satisfaction on trial. Orders
left at ice house, corner Eighth and Levee,
will receive prompt attention. Will be fur
nished at $1.25 per gallon in quantities from
one gallon upwards. Robert Hewett,
QUICK AND RELIABLE.
Go 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 tho pound at Peter
Saup's saloon, on the Levee below Sixth
street. They arrive daily direct from his
farm at Caledonia.
CARRIAGES AND WAGONS.
Joseph L. Baker is prepared to receive
orders for all kinds ot carriages, buggies
wagons etc., and guarantees satisfaction iu
all cases. Shop commercial avenue below
PLENTY OF ICE.
My ice houses are full ot tho best of ice,
tin abundant supply for all the summer
months; so that my customers may be sure
their orders will always be filled. Leave
orders at ofiice next to Bristol's grocery.
CAIRO AND VINCENNES R. R.
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 cr.u do so by giv
ing notice to conductor of train.
F. A. Miller,
.'Jt Gon'l Passenger Ag't.
' BOY WANTED
to learn tho barber's trade ; must he from
15 to 16 years of age. For particulars ap
ply at Tue Bulletin counting room.
WANTED. A good cook and laundress
to go to Springfield, Illinois. Must come
well recommended. Wages $14 per month.
Apply to David Ross, 14th street, opposite
THE BOSS PUMP
Is the best cistern pump ever used. It
purifies the water, carrying several gallons
of air to tho bottom of tho cistern at every
turn of the crank, cannot get wut of order,
is noiseless and cheap, Hundreds of them
are in use and iu no case would the pur
chasers do without them. Send tor price
list or call and examine them, at our him
ollioo. Lancaster & Rice, Agents.
All members and those desiring to join
us are requested to meet promptly Thurs
day eveuing at half past seven o'clock, for
the purpose of electing permanent officers
and naming the tire engine. By order of
Ernest B. Pettit,
Sec'y of Fifth ward tire company.
A good stand for a boarding house. Ap
ply at Clark's block.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notices In thn.rt rnlumna. tun rr.ntil nir linn.
each insertion, Marked
Mr. Font. Hagoy, an old Calroite, now
of St. Louis, is in the city visiting friends.
Mr. Herbert Mackie, who is located in
Chicago, was home on a visit last Sunday.
"Blind Tom," who signs his name
''Prof. W. F. Raymond," has composed a
The new Cairo and Vinceunes freight
depot will be ready lor occupancy thu latter
part of next week.
The members of the Democratic Cen
tral Club aro requested to meet at No. 7?
Ohio Levee this evening.
Goneral McDonald's Revolutions will
prove good campaign reading for all par
ties. It will bo out next month.
The chap who didn't want to livo al
ways, had been eating a mixture ot green
apples, watermelons and cucumbers,
At this season, when the young girl
looks pale and listless, it is hard to say
whether it is early lovo or early potatoes.
Esquire Osborn issued fifteen civil
summons yesterday forenoon. That means
dishonest debtors or unusually hard
times or both.
Two river clerks playfully jesting al
most camo to blows yesterday afternoon at
Toichnian's billiard hall. Tho intcrtcrouco
of friends saved tho flow of clarot.
The members and friends of tho 5th
ward fire company aro requestod to meet on
Thursday evening for permanent organiza
tion. See special local column.
Ono of Andrew Lohr's mules had a
narrow escape from a watery gravo last
night. He was lassoed and drawn aBhoro
by parties on tho bank.
The Illinois Central railroad has put
out somo handsome and attractive posters
relating to the trains for tho Knights Tern
plar gathering at Chicago.
-Sara Bernhardt, the French actress of
marvelous talents and loose morals, is com
ing to America with a company specially
chosen for the roles assigned them. t
If a majority of 50,000 in Alabama
proves bulldozing down there, pray what
does a majority of 00,000 in Iowa signify?
'It is a very poor rule that doesn't work
Dan Hartman has secured tho cele
brated Burger family for an entertainment in
September, to be followed by a namber of
the best troups that could be induced to
Dr. Metcalf'8 departure from the city
will prove another sot-back to tho Rooster
Gleo club, as the doctor was their main
stay, as well as one of the finest male vocal
ists in the city.
A bachelor upon reading that "two
lovers will sit up all night with but one
chair in the room," said it could not be
done unless one sat on the floor. Such ig
norance is painful. Exchange.
If you have symptoms of chills or jaun
dice, or bilious complaints of any kind, go
to Geo. O'Hara and buy a Forbes' Liver
Pad, No. 1 . It is a sure cure if worn accord
ing to directions. Ask for Forbes' Pad.
The Cleveland nerald says the soldiers
who will support Hancock are those who
wore the gray and raised tho "historic
yell." If this is any benefit to the Repub
lican cause in this section wc cheerfully
give tho statement publicity.
Says an exchange: "An American
girl who marries an Italian marquis gets
on very well until his serene highness be
gins to spcud all her money and talk of her
father, 'ze shop keepaire.' Then 6he fires
up and gives him a little Fourth of July."
We are requested to say that there will
be an admirable contrast at the leap year
party to-night. Mrs. Wolfed will bo the
escort of Mr. Seldomfed, and there is no
doubt but that they will bo tho attraction
of tho evening.
The old Iron Mountain depot is being
torn down. The occupants of the building
had a narrow escape from the second floor
giving way yesterday, but it was checked
by props before it settled to any great
The Republican campaign fund must
bo running low. General Weaver wants
every Greenbacker to send him a dollar for
election purposes, If his request is com
plied with he will get about four dollars
from Cairo. He might have got five a
week ago, but now "Justice Comings has
gone back to his first love."
The "Faultless" is tho finest five cent
cigar iu the city. Smokers who have tried
it will take no other. It is a pure Havana
filler, with bright Connecticut wrapper,
manufactured expressly for F. Korsmeyer,
and sold by him wholesale and retail, at
his wholesale tobacco store, Ohio Levee,
corner Sixth street.
John Ochire, who has just served a
long servitude in tho city jail, was assault
ed by Mattie Harden, a loose character, on
yesterday afternoon. John, in response,
knocked Mattie down several times, where
upon they were both arrested by officer
Dunker, asserted by ex-Mayor Winter, and
taken before Justice Olmsted, who sent
them to jail 13 and 14 days respectfully.
The new edition of tho life of Gen.
Garfield reports in one instance the gen
eral's horse was shot under him while on
full gallop, and his tider was thrown fifteen
feet over his head, turned a complete somer
sault, lighting on his feet, aud waved his
sword for his meu to come on as though
nothing unusual or unexpected had hap
pened. This throws tho Danbury News
man, Mark Twain and all tho rest of them
iu the shade.
The crop of watermelons in Missouri
in the county adjacent to Cairo seems to bo
au uuusually largo ono this seuson, and is
nearly all being shipped to Chicago over
tho Cairo aud Vinconnes and Illiuois Cen
tral railroads. The Cairo and Vinconnes is
getting fair share also of Texas cattle and
cotton shipments since their connecting
lin has been completed giving them a
straight run into Chicago.
Mrs. Eil. Dczonia and Mrs. Geo.Eiscu
berg uro the committee for tho leap year
party at tho Mystic Krew hall to-night.
There aro several young men in tho cm
ploy of this office who were anxiously look
ing for invitations yesterday, and at last ac
counts wero still waiting, yet wo hopo this
hint will have the desired cllect, They aro
not particular us to ago or beauty.
"Ago cannot wither her, nor custom atalo
Her Infinite variety."
The Now York Sun calls attention to
these remarkable coincidences: About
tho time tuiitUcn. Hancock fought tho bat
tle ot Gettysburg, Gon. Garfield turned his
back to the front, and went into politics.
About the time that Gen. Hancock issued
No. 40 at New Orleans, Mr. Garfield was
negotiating at Washington with Oakes
Ames for tho shares in Credit Mobiller, on
which afterwards received a cash divi
dend of $320.
Tho Republican press generally, has
coino to tho conclusion that tho American
system of elections is merely a failure.
This opinion is more noticeable Bince tho
Alabama election and they begin to scent
tho defeat of Garfield from afar. Tho
Democrats felt early in '77 that the
American system of elections was a failure,
but they took heart again, and now enter
upon another contest with renewed vigor,
hopeful that a second trial will demonstrate
the success of tho system.
Mr. Walt. Wright has so tar succeeded
iu his organization of a martial band for
the Roosters, that ho has obtained the ser
vices of five snare drummers, fivo lifers ami
three bass drummers. Jas. Mason, Will
Oliver, Walter CundilF, Robert Devore,
Wm. Cundifl' Claudo Winter, Lou Daniels,
Rudy Suell, and several more whose names
wo have forgotten, compose the corps. They
met Sunday and last night at 77 Ohio levee
for practice. During Sunday's practice an
other bass drum head was demolished.
Mr. Jno. F. Park, tho cooper, has pur
chased tho four lots at the lower end ot
town on which tho washboard factory stood
that was burned down, and will immedi
ately proceed to erect thereon an extensive
cooperage, one with sufficient capacity for
fifty workmen. Mr. Park's old cooperage
and tho ground on which it stands have
been purchased by the Cairo and Vinconnes
Railroad company. Mr. Park is rushed
with business and has work for all the
coopers he can get. He has St. Louis
orders for some G,000 casks, half casks aDd
krout barrels Argus
Washington nvenue can. at a trilling
cost when compared with the benefits to be
derived from it, be made into a beautiful
drive aud a credit to the city. It is wide
and straight aud level and runs from one
end of town to the other. All that is nec
essary to change it, is to give eight feet
more for sidewalk on each side, making the
space twenty feet instead of twelve, plant
the additional eight feet with Bermuda
grass, set a row of shade trees, maple or
elm, near the outer edge; outside of them
place the curbing and gutter, and after
lowering the space between the rows of
trees to grade utilizing the surplus dirt in
filling the cross streets put on a ten inch
coating of gravel. If this should be done
tho city would have a drive way that would
not only be handsome, but one that could
be used the year round.
The constitution forms the basis of the
government of the United States. The
powers granted by it to tho legislature,
executive aud judicial departments, define
and limit the authority of the general gov
ernment. The powers not granted to the
United States by the constitution, nor pro
hibited by it to the states, belonging to
the states respectively or to the people
Hancock's letter of acceptance.
Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom
and independence and every power, jurisdic
tion and right which is not by this confedera
tion expressly delegated to tho United
States in congress assembled. Articles of
The enumeration in the constitution, of
certain rights, shall not be construed to
deny or disparage others retained by tho
people. The powers not.delegatcd to the
United States by the constitution, nor pro
hibited by it to the states, are reserved to
the states respectfully, or to tho people.
9 " x 10" amendment to constitution U. S.
Esq. Osborn having gained the reputa
tion abroad of being an excellent hand at
tieitig the Hymenial knot, is much sought
after by the class who find that a life of
celibacy is but half a life, and who have
but little money wherewith to effect a
change. The last case of the kind on the
Esquire's hands was a couple from Grand
Chain. He was thirty and she eighteen,
both orphans. They landed in Cairo from
a skill' with fifty cents in cash between
them ou which to get married and set up
housekeeping. By the Escpuiie's advice
tho young man borrowed a dollar witli
which to procure a license, and tho couple
were duly made one flesh according to the
laws of the church andhe state of Illinois,
and with their benefactor's blessing re-embarked
in their skiff and starteu on their
Cairo can without a doubt, boast of a
greater variety of sidewalks, than any
other town in America flag stone, brick,
gravel, oak, pine, cinders, and mud, in all
conditions from first-class to execrable. We
have in our mind's eye a strip of walk ono
hundred feet long at tho corner of Tenth
and Washington that has been tho cause of
a greater amount of profanity than any
one piece of walk in the city. Everybody
has walked over it aud everybody lias
sworn at it. For over two years, while
built of wood, it was in a semi-broken
down condition, dangerous alike to man's
present comfort and his future state.
Then it was torn out and filled tip to grade
with mud. In this condition it remained a
tow weeks to bo followed by six inches of
roughest cinders mixed with clinkers.
At the end of threo months these cinders
have been beaten down to a passable state,
but the curbing lumber still lies iu the
Btroot and when the walk is again tackled,
another coat of cinders, and another spell of
profanity, will be . requirod to finish it.
We don'tknow whether tho city is building
it. or whether it is being done by contract
ors, either way, for the good of humanity,
the job ought to bo completed.
Tt has often been said, and is well
known that Cairo is tho best place in the
world to ruin a moral man who is suscept
ible to sin. This was illustratod yesterday
in tho person of a Kentucklaa who we will
call Brown. A few weeks ago Brown, with
a two-horse team, left Ins wife in Ballard
county, promising her that ho would return
somo timo in tho future with a heavy purse,
to be earned in the work of graveling
Cairo streets. Weeks passed, but Mrs. B.
failed to receive any information, not to
speak ot money, from her liege lord. Yes
terday about noon a peculiar looking fe
male, with a short canary dress (made prob
ably for a swampy country), a faded greeu
overskirt, a small straw hat cocked over the
left optic, and shoes well laden with the
free soil of Kentucky, came prancing down
Commercirl avenue scattering oaths and
language equal to a Judas' priest upon an
individual who was perched upon a wagon
that was coming from the same direction.
The teamster was thtJ faithless Brown, and
the irate female no other than Mrs. Brown
As she arrived at a point near Schuh's cigar
store, where a crown ot men had congre
gated, sho became desperate. She looked
at Brown, scratched her elbow, and said,
"I'll be d d if it weren't for the law I'd
pull the off of that wagon and make
a corpso of 'm in a minute." This was too
shocking, and it scattered the crowd in dif
ferent directions. Tho teamster aud Mrs.
Brown passed ou and the last words heard
were, "There will be a settlement before
night, or I'll know what's what."
The police officers on the lower boat
had a lively time of it Sunday night, or
rather Monday morning. At about two
o'clock Officers Lally and Dunker, after
making a round in and along Walnut
street, came out on Eighth street to Wash
ington avenue, and were standing in the
d:irk, under the awning in front of Messrs.
Pettis & Bird's store, when they saw two
colored men peeping over the fence out of
R. H. Cunningham's yard. The negroes
started toward eighth street, but seeing the'
officers turned and went in the opposite
direction. The officers followed, when the
darkies, although ordered tJ halt started to
run, and notwithstanding three shuts were
fired at them two by Officer Lally tnd
one by Dunker they made Seventh street
and escaped in the dark. The report of
the pistol attracted Sargcaut Sehuckcrs and
Officer Hogon to the assistance of Lally
and Dunker, aud the former taking iu thu
situation, stationed Lally at the corner of
Fourth and Washington avenue, and Dun
ker at the corner of Fifth and Washington,
knowiug that uine chances to
one, the negroes would attempt to
get in by one or the
other of these routes to
find a lodging place. Officer Lally ha 1
scarcely got settled down when ho discov-
prnd two negroes answering tho description
of the men he had seen come out of Mr.
Cunningham's yard, in front of one of the
negro dives on Fourth street between Wash
ington and Commercial avenues. On the
approach of the officer one of the men en
tered a house kept by a negro prostitute
named Harriett Burnett, and the oths
went in the direction of Ohio levee. Offi
cer Lally notified Sergeont Schuckers, and
the two in a very short time had one of the
darkies, Lewis Barker, a notorious thief
and confidence man, under arrest and con
fined in tho city jail. They then went to
the house kept by the woman Burnett in
search of tho other man, and while Officer
Lally was at tho back door and Schuckers
at the front door the fellow made his es
cape by jumping through' a side window
and disappearing through the weeds, Offi
cer Schuckers sending two bullets after
him as ho ran. The ollicers
captured the coat, hat and shoes of the es
caped thief, and locked the women Burnett
up on a charge of harboring and abetting
theive3. She was taken out yesterday and
fined $15.00. The negro Barker is an old
offender, and has once before served a term
in jail here. lie will have a hearing to
morrow afternoon at two o'clock. Caldwell,
tho man who made his escape is au expert
theif, in one of the pockets was found the
usual five cards used by confidence men.
All things considered Uie officers did a
vcrry neat peice of work, for which they
Mrs. George Nixon, at Gore, Ohio, sui
cided by cutting her throat.
Thos. Green, of Strattsburg county,
Ind., hung himself last Saturday. Tem
A Mrs. Reed, a widow, committed sui
cide by poison, at Victoria, Ontario. Cause,
disappointment in lovo.
J. F. Carroll & Co., in one day loaded and
shipped from Greenville, Ills., forty cars of
wheat ou two special trains.
Clara Rowe, a nymph du pave, took an
overdose of laudanum at Youngstown,
Ohio, and died from tho effects of it.
Officer Chumley, one of tho oldest mem
bers ot the Cincinnati police forco was shot
and killed by Col. Sudbaker, at the central
police station, Sunday evening.
A young lady named Ida Eddy, twenty-four
years of ago, liviug at Painesville,
Ohio, has mysteriously disappeared. It is
feared that she has committed suicide.
The Grand Standard of the Knights
Templar, about to depart for Chicago to at
tend tho conclave of tho order, was conse
crated with imposing ceremonies at Grace
Church, San Francisco, Sunday.
John Bailey, who murdered his wife in
May, 1870, was taken from Athens, Ala.,
last night by a mob of horsemen and hang
ed. Four previous attempts had been
made to mob him. He had been twico
sentenced to death and was each timo grant
ed a new trial.
Dr. Tanner spent a very quiet day Sun
day, and saw very few visitors. His physi
cians say ho is improving as well as can be
expected after such a long fast. During
the early part of tho morning he chewed
halt a puuud of beefsteak, only retaining
the juice, and partook of somo milk toast
and wine. Shortly before noon he ate half
a pound of beefsteak and some potatoes
which had been stewed in milk. He was
then weighed and turned tho scales at 120
pounds. About every hour ho partook of
some nourishing food or drink, which in
cluded watermelon, milk, potatoes stewed
in milk, ale, beef tea, bread and wine,
About 0 o'clock his weight was again taken
and was found to be 1:J0 pounds. Ho was
quite lively, and frisked about his room
like a school-boy. His physicians say his
rapid recovery from the effects of his long
fast is something remarkable.
Saturday night at Iudiauapolis while dis
sipating John A. Harter, a traveling man
for a wholesale Cincinnati whiskey house,
struck the saloon counter with a cheese
knife, plunging a fragment through his
hand. Several arteries were severved from
which ho uearly bled to death before his
condition became known. Sunday he was
stricken with congestive chills. Owing to
his exhausted condition his physicians
pronounced recovery beyond probability.
The Rev. Aurther Mitchell, of the Second
Presbyterian church of Chicago, announced
his resignation Sunday to accept a call from
the First Presbyterian church of Cleveland.
Deputy U. S. Marshal! McCord brought
Wm. Needstein of Mound City, to Spring
field ou Saturday who pleaded guilty in
the United States court to selling lager
beer without license and was fined $15 and
LETTER FROM LONG BRANCH.
Correspondence of the Cairo Dulletln.
Loso Branch, N. J., Aug. 7, 180.
I shall never forget the feeling of unal
loyed delight when two weeks ago I was
permitted to leave the hot streets ot New
York to enjoy the cool breezes at Long
Branch, nor the sad looks of my fellow toil
ers when bidding them "good-bye." The
responses, iu gruff or feeble tones, were
tinged, I imigined, with jealousy, but I sel
fishly cared, and sallrcd forth, imbued with
that Mark Tapley philosophy which impels
one to bo "jolly under any circumstances."
I took a new grip on life and my traveling
bag, and boarded the Jersey train for this,
the queen of summer resorts. The con
tract between thin resort and Coney Inland
is as great as can well be imagined. It ex
tends from the beach itselt to the hotels
and the people. The beach is abrupt, and
the sea breaks squarely upon it
at hijii tide in a way that defei
the trifling of bathers. There is no mob of
fat women and lean men and children of
all sizes, fooling with the surf here. They
must choose the occasion when they can.
The high bank hides the bath houses from
the view and there is nothing to mar the
glorious sea horizon of tho aristocratic resi
dents of Ocean avenue. There are no
crowds of boisterous excursionists overrun
ning everything. "We don't want them,"
said ono of the most prominent hotel pro
prietors "for they are damage ti aay
watering place. The pier was built in
spite of us wo don't want boats to land
here or bring their crowds. Let them go
to Coney Island." Before being there an
hour, I understood him, and understood,
too, why Long Branch is preferable as a
summer resort. There is a quiet, genteel
atmosphere obseruablo everywhere, inside
aud out. It strikes you rather heavily at
first, trtsh from the New York beer
gardens, but it has the sweet
sensation of rest and police. The air
from the sea is colder and fresher
and when it comes from that direction at
evening it is a trille severe for mid-summer.
On the other hand a land breeze is apt to
be as warm as a summer breeze anywhere
in the country. The contrast affords fash
ionable women the opportunity of display
ing the variety of thoir wardrobes. Long
Branch more closoly resembles in its build
ings and grounds the fashionable suburb of
a city. The Grant boom years ago fixed
its social status as a national wateriug
place, and nature will keep it a desirable
one. At tho West End alone a thousand
guests are quartered and a large number of
families await the first vacant rooms. In
my short trip I made tho following obser
vations: That a good portion of tho vis
itors at the Long Branch hotels are Jews of
a more genteel kind. That the Baltimore
girls are the prettiest. That the gentleman
at Long Branch discourse mostly if stocks
and money. That thoso who wear tho most
jewelry are Jews. That tlio Long Brauchers
waltz with tho arms extended like a
windmill, to tho groat danger of every
body's digestive apparatus. That tho
homeliest women wear tho largest diamonds
aud richest dresses. That ono of thoso
women let her lap-dog, a nasty, flop-cared
poodle, drink out ot thu general cup in thu
cars, That tho broad belt is general at
Long Branch. That tho fat women are
supported in tho surf by tho leanest men.
That tho surf knocks the poetry out of u
woman also the breath. That tho run an
ten cent novels at Long Branch is somo
thing immense. That the bar at Brighton
is divided off like a dry-goods establish
ment, having a cook-tail counter, a beer
couuter and giu-an i-sugar coutiter, etc.
That I saw moro.thiugs than I can mention
ot present, except that my summer vacation
is end ed. Auocbt.