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TIIE DAILY BULLETIN
ENTKBEP AT THE POST OFFICR I.N CAIllO, IL
LINOIS, AS SECOND-CLASS UATTKH.
OFFICIAL I'APEK OF ALEXANDER COUNTY.
Krnett II. Thielecke, City Killtor.
Only Morninir Daily In Southern Illinois.
TABER BROS Manufacturing Jewelers,
No. 123 Commercial ave., Cairo, 111.
HANCOCK AND ENGLISH
Barbecue ami Pole. Raising
Alexander County, oil
Thursday August 12th, 1000.
Every Democrat lh the District In cordially In
vited lo tie present and kelp to hoist the Hancock
flag Id Commercial Point.
Dinner Free to Everybody.
Eminent and eloquent speaker will he present
o deliver speeches to the Democratic bouts. The
affair will be tinder the direction of J. II. Mulcahy
and other leading Democrat of that section.
Grand Torchlight Procession
at CAIRO on
Friday Night, August lStli,
Tho meeting will be addressed by
Hon. 'William Hartzcll, Hon. John n.
Oberly, Hon. M. C Crawford,
Hou. I). T. Llucyar.
The friends of the Coiutltutiou and the Union
the friends of a free Ballot aud a fair count are
requeued to Join in the procession, The support
ers of the ileroof lettybiiri the youus:, the old,
and tie middle aged-are reque s'.ed to fall into line
with a torch.
By orderof the Democratic Congressional Cum
.aiiuee. WILLIAM II. GREEN.
August Mb, IhSO.
LOCAL WEATIiER KEPOitT.
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CilBO, 111., Ail'iixt 11, ISSO. f
Time. bar. Ther. Uuia.
Wind. Vtl Weather.
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p. m., au.u:) ha k, sv
Maximum Temperature. s;a; llulmum Tem
perature, S; Kainfall U.55 Inches.
' ...Kiver 11 feet 7 inches, fall S inches
W. U. KAV,
Serir't Signal Corps, C. . A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITE3IS.
Notice in this column, live ceuu per line,
Mr. Fred Koehler opened his meat
market on tho corner of Nineteenth and
Poplar Saturday last and displayed an im
mense quantity of the choicest meats of all
kinds. Having furnished our citizens with
meats as far back us the memory of man
reaches, he is acquainted with the their
needs and wishes and has made a practice
of catering to their wants, lie buys only
the best and healthiest stock in large num
bers and therefore his patrons are assured,
when purchasing iroin him, that they re
ceive the most wholesome menu at reason
able rates. The place, corner of Nine-
tecnth and Poplar, should not be forgotten.
TO THE SICK.
To the invalid public everywhere, whose
means will admit of their securing treat
ment with the Electro Vapor and medicat
ed baths, we beg leave to bid them . hope !
There is no time to waste in despondency !
Health is again within your reach ! If drug
treatment lias failed to benefit you try
something else. Thousands have gone to
Hot Spriusrs, Arkansas, with the most dis
tressing maladies and returned cured. Our
system ot treatment is positively an mi
orovement upon those wrings, because we
' have all their medical advantages, with tho
addition of electricity, which
every intelligent physician now
concedes to be a powerful curative
agent in the hands of Science, we hero ad
ministered hundreds of these baths in every
, form of disease acute and chronic to all
ages and In it li sexes. And we unhesita
. tingly affirm that there is no single or com
toined remedy that 1ms come within the
, . range of our knowledge- during an cxten
i,ive practice of over twenty -live years stand
lag which carries such speedy and complete
rulinf tti lufTi'rin? huniunitv as do thes
hathi where judicious, v administered,
TUHiIno- hours from eicht to e even A. M.
4 from one to five, and from seven to eight P.
. M. Office of Dr. Win. II. Maroan, JNo. Ill)
Commercial avenue between Eighth and
Hancock and English Roosters are hen,,
by notified to bo at tho coop on Friday
evening. August 13th, at 7 o'clock sharp.
Members will appear In uniform, and all
members who have uniforms that cannot
participate ia the patade, are requested to
send them in. N. E. Jacobs, Presided.
W. L. Perce, Secretary.
Stock anl variety of boots and
shoes at C. Koch's, Commercial avenue
shoe store, between Fifth and Sixth streets.
We have just received and now on hand the
largest stock of the best St. Louis and Cin
cinnati custom made goods ever brought to
this citv, all styles and sizes in men, wo
men and children's shoes. Having recently
refitted ami enlarged our store more con
veniently we now carry the largest 6tock of
hand made work in the city at tho lowest
possible prices. Our motto is large sales
ami 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 in our line for bargains
Win. Davidson, Eighth street, is agent
tor Wm. L. Perkins & Co's celebrated Mar
blcizcd Mantles and Grates. They arc ele
gant. MERCHANT TAILORING.
Al. Antrim has opened a tailoring and
general repairing establishment where
scouring, cleaning and renovating clothing,
will be done on short notice. He will carpy
a full line of pieco goods, and manufacture
suits to order, guaranteeing satisfaction.
Shop in Alba's new building on Commer
The 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
made 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 $1.23 per gallon in quantities from
one gallon upwards. Rodert Hewett,
Tucth and IIoxok Query: What is
the best family medicine in ttie world to
regulate the bowels, purity the blood, re
move costiveness and biliousness, aid di
gestion and tone up the whole system!
Truth and honor" compels us to answer,
Hop Bitters, being pure, pertect and harm
less. See another column. Toledo Blade.
Just received at The Bulletin office a
stock of paper especially fur "Hektograph
QUICK AND RELIABLE.
Go to Joseph L. Bakers, shop commer
cial avenue, below 6th street, if you want
carriage and wagon work of the best mate
rial, good workmanship and done on short
notice with quick dispatch.
One hundred thousand pounds Concord
grapes for salej by the 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.. aud guarantees satisfaction in
all cases. Shop commercial avenue below
to learn the barber's trade; must be from
13 to 10 years of age. For particulars ap
ply at The Bulletin counting room.
THE BOSS PUMP
Is the best cistern pump ever used. It
purifies the water, carrying several gallons
of air to the bottom of the cistern at every
turn of the crank, cannot get out of order,
is noiseless and cheap. Hundreds of them
are in use and in no case would the pur
chasers do without them. Send tor price
list or call and examine them, at our lum
ollice. Lanc.vti:k i!c Ru e, Agents.
All members and those desiring to join
us are requested to meet promptly Thurs
day evening at half past seven o'clock, for
the purpose of electing permanent officers
aud naming the lire engim. By order of
Kknkht B. Pettit,
Sec'y of Fifth ward fire company.
There will be a regular meeting of the
Sweepers at Kiel) s hall, on Commercial
avenue, next to council chamber, to night.
Business of importance will come before
the meeting. A full attendance is request
ed. Jas. F. Mii.i.ek, President,
John Towf.hs Secretary.
RANGE FOR SALE.
A twelve foot second hand ratine in two
sections of six feet each. Apply to or ad
dress Superintendent Illinois Southern
Hospital tor Insane, Anna. Illinois.
BRICK LAYERS WANTED.
Five brick layers are wanted at Carbondalo
utead work, und best wages p'dd for good
hand, enquire ot James A. Sci ni.ni k Car
A good girl to do general housework to
go to Charleston, Mo, Apply at this olhec
or Stratum &, Bird's, r,7 io levee, White
girl preferred. r
To all who are suffering from the errors
ami indiscretions of youth, nervous weak
ness, early decay, loss of manhood, etc., 1
will send a recipe that will cure you,
free of charge. This great remedy was
discovered by a missionary in South
America. Send a self-addressed enevlope
to the Rev. Joseph T. Inman, Station I),
New xork City,
ins oi.taic ijki.t to., iHAiisnALi,
Mien. v ill semi tneir ceiciiratetl Electro-
oltaic Belts to the alllicted upon 30 days
inai. npeeny cures guaranteed, mey
mean what they say. Write to tln'tu with
CAIRO BULLETIN: THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1880.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notices In theso column!, ton cent per line,
each Imtertlon. Marked
Judge Green left the city for up tho
Job work, all kinds, up stairs over
Taber's jewelry sbro.
Marion C. Wright, superintendent of
Halliday's coal mines and salt works at St.
John's, is in the city.
Business in our police courts was quite
brisk yesterday, but no cases of unusual
interest were tried.
You should see the marvelous Quinnette
children at the Comique this week. They
are truly wonderful.
Posters. Bills. Cards, Bill Heads. Let
ter Heads, Envelops, etc, over Tuber's ou
Mr. N. E. Jacobs, presklcat of the
Roosters, publishes a notice in our special
local column that is of interest to them.
Mr. Clias. S.iup for some time foreman
of The Bulletin job room, left for Zancs
ville, Oiiio, yesterday, whore he will proba
Mr. II. Bloms is erecting another build
ing near his present place of business,
which will, when finished, torui a very com
fortable and otherwise acceptable place for
The Illinois Central Railroad company
broke ground yesterday morning for their
million bushel elevator. A lari.re force of
hands are at work, and tho building will be
pushed rapidly to completion.
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
Two trains of time Ireight, from be
low, left here yesterday evening at the
same time. One of the trains was loaded
with watermelons and the other with Texis
The towboat Resolute, which sunk
above our elevator not long ago, is pretty
well under water her pilot house being all
that is visible. She was insured for $3,000
At a barbecue held at Olive Branch
day before yesterday, one Henry Thrupp
was shot by James Gregg. We have no
particulars other than that a dispute of
some kind lead to the tragedy. No arrests
Work on the extension of the Mobile
and Ohio railroad is progressing. Mr.
Dunavan the contractor, who was in the
city yesterday reports that two miles of the
track has already been built and at pres
ent six hundred men are at work thereon.
Report reached here from Villa Ridge,
yesterday, that Mr. E. P. Axley, brother of
our fellow citizen, W. F. Axley, was not ex
pected to live. He has been for some time
suffering from a bilious attack, and has,
within the last few days, grown constantly
The Sweepers met in Mr. Leo Kleb's
hall, next to the council chamber, last
night, for the transaction of general busi
ness. Mr. Kleb very generously permitted
the club to meet in his hall free of charge)
for which he has the thanks of the Third
One of our promiuent and well-to-do
citizens will this evening be united in the
holy bonds of wedlock with one of our fair
est daughters of Eve, at the residence of
lr. Harry Schultz, on Ninth street. It is
rumored that besides this another mar
riage is to take place at the same house.
The family ot Mr. Joseph Cavendar
has been sorely afflicted with illness of late.
Every member has been down with the
scarlet fever, and yesterday death entered
his household and took away his little son,
aged seven or eight years. He was buried
The tempi. ranee people of Mound City
ha t a grand meeting night before last, so
we were told, to which Cairoites were in
vited. The attendance was very large, the
exercises highly interesting, and all were
well pleased with the entire entertainment.
After the meeting a social dunce was had,
in which seven Cairo couples took part.
Sheriff Hodges can make a remarka
ble showing in the way of the collection of
taxes this year. Only thirteen lots reiaain
upon which the taxes are not paid and the
lorfeited taxes amount to only about thirty
five dollars. His record as a collector stands
out boldly above that of any of his prede
cessors. Mr. Gorman is having Commercial av.
enue ut Sixth street lowered preparatory to
giving it a layer of gravel. About a foot
of earth is being removed from the surface
which is being used iu building the side
walk on Sixth street along F. Koifnit-yi t
tobacco store. Mr. 1 hrupp was engaged
yesterday in stieriitet)ding tho laying
dowu of the sewers ou Eighth street.
-The celebrated Salwater beer will be
on tap ut Chas. Pfifferling's saloon this
uiormng. It U pronoutieeil a superior
beverage by all good judges of a good
thing, and is generally recommended to all
who desire health, wealth and happiness.
Remember the place, corner of Eight and
Father Feehan, of Paducnh, ou his
way to Hiekmau, Ky., remained Tuesday
night with his friend, Father Masterson, at
St. Patrick's. He cxpwscd hm heartfelt
gratitude to tho good sisters of thj Ik s
pital and convent, to Fathers O'llaro and
Masterson and to our peoplo generally, tor
tho kindness they extended to his lamented
cousin,Fathcr Meagher, on tho sad occasion
of his sickness and dentil In this city re.
Jno. Brein, a railroad hand of some
fourteen experience, who sonio time ago,
as treasure of tho Ancient Order of Iliber
uiaus of this city, possessed himself of tho
society's money to tho amoutit of $300
and ran off, is ou his way hero again. He
traveled to Kansas City, was arrested there
and lodged in jail. Mr. Mike O'Donnell
got a requisition upon the governor of
Kansas and went after tho bird. A des
patch received from him yesterday states
that he h is John in charge and will arrive
here with him ou tho four o'clock p. m.
The S:. Clar!es hotel is to bo put in
the best of repair for a speedy re-opening.
It isbei'jg entirety overhauled internally
aud extern ilty, U skies having numerous
uew conveniences added. Twenty thousand
dollars is to be expended on the scheme.
Water works, a reading roontaud an ele
vator are among tho new features that are
to be, and it is thought that Mr. F. D.
Roxford will be the host. If this pro
gramme is carried out the St. Charles will
resume its position among the leading ho
tels! in this part of the country and will
prove not only a credit but an attraction to
In the last issue of the Pulaski Pa
triot Joe Robarts finds his level and, like
an offended school boy, calls us names.
We might attempt to retort iu kind, but
what good could result therefrom; We
might call him a low-flung, yellow livered,
fly-blown, ghastly hyena, with a mouth
like unto a horse collar, aud a breath that
would kill a glue factory in double quick
time, and any number of things of a like
character, but what would it amount to.'
But very little. Of course, people would
believe anything that might be said about
Joe but they would not applaud such lan
guage. A horrible accident occurred on the in
cline ot the Cairo and Viucennes railroad
yesterday evening about five o'clock. The
switch engine was backing a freight train
down the incline onto the Junius S. Morgan
for transfer, and as the train reached the
boat and was passing under the beam that
supports thejackataff, one of the brakemen,
Geo. W. Richter by name, who was stand
ing on top of one of the cars, was struck by
it and knocked down bet'veen the cars, and
falling across the track, was cut in two, the
two parts falling iu tiie river below. The
"Charley Hill" was immediately called, und
a search for the remains instituted, but up ,
to the time of writing they bad not been
. The letter of Judge David Davis, print
ed elsewhere in this issue, presents a very
strong indorsement of Gen. Hancock, from
a jurist whose mature opinions can not be
treated lightly by the Republican scoffers
and slanderers. In vain have the Republi
can leaders tried to belittle '"Order No. 40."
They can not belittle tint statesmanlike
document, nor tho man who wrote it. ''The
man," says Judge Davis, "who, in the midst
of the excitements of that stormy period,
was cool enough to see his duty clearly and
courageous enough to execute it firmly,
may well be trusted in any crisis." So he
may, and the Democratic party trust him
implicit', and thousands of Republicans
will vote for him.
The Chicago Times adopts the elastic
plan in journalism; that is, it issues a sheet
in proportion to the amount of news. If
the news is heavy the paper is large. If
otherwise the paper is small. It remained
for a country editor in Illinois, however, to
invent the genuine elastic newspaper. His
plan is to print on a thin sheet of India rub
ber, stretched to its utmost. This rubber,
alter being printed upon, can be allowed to
shrink to its natural size, and will be com
pact and handy for mailing. When it is
desired to read this elastic newspaper it
will only be necessary to stretch it and tack
it on the side of the house, after the manner
of stretching a possum hide, and it can be
read with lase. For very old people it may
be necessary to stretch the sheet larger than
for those with good eyes. Pateut now
A small but eloquent hog lieth deoJ
under the sidewalk on Washington avenue,
this side of the furniture factory. We arc
told that father time hua pulled the hide
from one side of him, and his tail is buried
in tho mire, but still his voice smells in
thunder tones all through that aristocratic
Lrecinct. Will the council advise with the
city attorney and ascertain whether or not
it is lawful to move the remains of that hog
or something? Not many feet from the
hog lies a dead chicken, with still toes ap
pealing to heaven for sepulture; the loath
ers husc dropped ol!', but the substance of
the corpse lingers mid the scenes of former
days. Maybe there are other dead beasts
mired down deeper, but these we know of,
and notwithstanding that tho holy writ bids
us to "swear not at all," wo arc willing to
take oath that tht y have been dead a long
From time to timo we have publish;
articles calling attention to the importance
of building up manufacturing establish
luents in our city. Closely connected with
that is another matter of which wo fear
there is too little thought. W
allude to the importance of patron
zing our own merchants am'
i manufacturers. Every good citizen ought,
in supplying his wants, as far ns possible,
givo the preferenco to our own business
men. Every dollar that is scut to Chicago
or St. Louis, or anywhere else, for urticles
that could be purchased at homo, is just
that much money taken out of
our own business channels. For
instance we have in Cairo
business houses which have just os good
goods and offer them for sale at us reasona
ble prices as any foreign house, Why to
secure these, some goods should ouv people
send abroad. We might go on and give
instances where articles arc purchased
abroad that can bo obtained for the same,
if not less money in our own city. This is
sufficient to illustrate what we mean, and
we venture tho nsseration that if everything
that can be had hero for the same prices that
must be paid for tho same urticle abroad,
were purchased here, it would add greatly
to tho prosperity of our city. It may seem
that we recommcud a selfish policy; possi
bly that is true, but if Cairo people will
not look out for the interests of our city,
who will do it?
' A rather good looking woman named
Sarah Smith yesterday told quite a pitiful
tale of domestic infelicity at the coffin shop
of Mr. L. S. Marshal. When she entered
the shop she laid a dead child, four or five
months old, on the table and after care
fully covering it, told tho following story.
She had lately arrived in this
city with her husband, but afte;
being here a tew days her
husband had deserted her, leaving her with
the child in a penniless condition. She
obtained a situation with one King, op
posite Thistlewood's livery stable, and gave
the child to some kindly di-posed people
for safe keeping. Yesterday, she says,
the child was returned to her and a few
minutes afterwards it died. Not being
able to bury it she applied to Dr. Wood
for assistance and that gentleman told
her to take the child to the
coffin shop and wait there until
he came. She did as she was bid carried
the dead child in her arms through our
streets from Ninth to Nineteenth streets,
and after arriving at the shop aforesaid
waited three hours bef ne the doctor put iu
an appearance, After he came a rude cof
fin was obtained and the child was placed
in it and buried in the seven-mile grave
yard without a mourner.
Two murderers, a father an 1 -on, who
have for ten years escaped justice, arrive I
in this city by the Iron Mountain train
yesterday morning, iu charge of the ex
sheriff of White county bound for their old
home ia HarrUburg, Saline county, where
they committed the crime. ' The following
are the faets concerning the Sffair as we
yesterday learned them from one of our
citizens who is well acquainted with all the
circumstances. In 1ST0 there resided iu
Harrisburgtwo families named, respectively,
Pickering and Dawson. The Pickering
family had two sons named William and
James, uri'I the Dawsons had al-o a son,
James W. by name. Young Dawson and
young Jim Pickering both be
came enamored of the same girl,
which caused jealousy between them und
finally bitter hatred between the two
families. The girl showed a marked pre
ference for Dawson and when one day she
was out horseback riding with. him they
were met by the two Pickering lwiys and
their father. Wm. Pickering, without any
warning, drew a weapon and Shot Dawson
who fell from his horse, and not being
luite dead, the old man and Bill, finished
their victim by beating him to death.
Jim Pickering stood by urging the assas
sins on in their murderous work. The
murders were arrested and lodged in jail,
but Jim gathered a mob who went to the
jail a few days after the at rest, and com
pelling the jailor, David Stiff, to surrender
the keys, set the prisoners free. These
fled and were lost sight of for the time
being. Jim Pickering, being the only one
at hand, upon whom the officers of the law
could revenge the dastardly deed, was ar
rested, tried and sentenced to five years in
the penitentiary for his share in the crime.
He was pardoned after having
served four years of his time. Recently the
ex-sherill' of White county in this state,
learned that the murderers were in Texas
and he went in aoarch of them. He found
them in the southern part of that state en
gaged in farming and in a prosperous con
dition. He arreted them and brought them
through here yesterday for home, where
they will now probably receive justice.
AN OLD CAIROITE'S WHEREABOUTS
Yesterday morning, while returning to
this city on tho Fannie Tutum, from our
visit to Golconda, a gentleman who was
aboard tho boat stepped up to us and said
"J. Bunton is my name. You are a tniti
ister of the gospel, I believe."
"Not much. Duly a newspaper man,1
was our reply.
An explanation followed, from which we
learned that Mr, Bunton was tho traveling
agent for a large grocery houso of New
York city, and that ho had just traveled ex
tensively through tho south. "I suppose
said he, after a few remarks,
"that you were acquainted with
the Thorns brothers wiio did a wholesale
grocery business in Cairo on Commercial
avenue near the corner of Eight street sonio
We said wo knew the gentlemen,
"Well, sir," said ho, "I havo during the
last five or six years repeatedly visited
every southern city of note and have found
Mr. Thorns located in a different city every
six mouths. Like the traveling Jew he
seems to be discontented with every now
place in which lie pitches his tent and leaves
it beforo ho lias had a chance to build up
a trade. I have found him in Nutches, Mo
bile, New Orleans, Little Rock, Baton
Rouge, Savannah, Memphis and tho good
Lord only knows where else."
Reporter: Where did you see him
Mr, Bunton: "I saw him in Memphis
about two weeks ago, He had opened an
undertaker's shop ami was waiting for fho
approach of the yellow fever from which
he expected to reap a bouutiful harvest,
but lrom present appearances he will bo
sorely disappointed, and on my next visit
to that city I shall expect to leara that he
has left for other parts.
The Thorns Bros, will bo remembered as
the men who "held forth" in the building
now occupied by Louis Herbert's saloon and
as the proprietors of the old Perry houso
which stood cm the site now covered by
Vincent's block. After the hotel had been
well insured it was one night totally de
stroyed by fire and shortly afterwards the
brothers sold their stock of groceries at
auction for whatever they could get. As a
result of this they experienced some trou
ble with their creditors and since getting
rid of this they have been wanderers upon
the face of the earth.
NEWS FROM CACHE.
A tool, damp wind is blowing in the win
dow as I write and the sky is completely
"bscure 1 by soft gray clouds in every di
rection, toward the orient, the Occident, the
north and the south; looking down the
railroad vista I see the thin blue rings of
.-moke from the locomotive, which has just
passed, struggling to mount above the trees;
and now the taint rushing sound ot swift
wheels that will be far, far away before
this sentence shall have been completed, is
borne back to my ears in that manner pe
culiar i if your typo makes that familiar
as he did in my first I shall hate him with
the tupreinest degree of hatred, as I heard
a Republican say of a Democrat) peculiar
to moisture laden atmosphere.
All of which makes us hope that some
time in the near future we shall have to
:iy about housing young calves and poul
try, picking up half dried fruit, and ad
justing water spouts, ror the last teu
lays it has been cool, part of the time
cloudy, and twice there was a very light
sprinkle for a few minutes, but it will bo
four weeks to-morrow, according to my
count, since we had ram. The ground is
dusty, a foot deep, so I imagine moisture
has evaporated to begin to fall again.
The flower-garden looks like a deserted
waste. I Lave clipped (chipped, your ras
cally printer will say i the wilted half open
flower buds off, hoping to have bouquet
material on hand the last of the mouth.
am told that soon the political welkin will
ring with the rich, deep, toued eloquence of
both parties, and I won't go to hear one syl
lable of it, whether it is thundered forth by
Thorn is or Hartzell, if I can't take a nose
gay with me.
I understand there will be speaking at
Grand Chain on the 20th. The grove there
is a very good one for such gatherings, and
if the barbecue now talked ot is as well
conducted as the one of July 3d, it will not
be oad. The meats on that occasion were
very carefully prepared, and the strictest
propriety of the highest order was main
tained, aj is customary there.
The owners of the different refreshment
stands depreciate their own wares and
praise their neighbors', seeking rather to
benefit each other than themselves. There
are never uny harsh words spoken, never
any attempts to throw anybody into the
railroad cut to be ironed out by the down
freight in the evening; and when "gently
fall the dews of eve" those of us who do
not intend to dance the night away, affec
tionately shake hands all around and start
home, singing "We are a Band of Brothers."
(Dear B.j have I learned my lesson right?
Does that sound real good?)
I go to Grand Chain sometimes, and it is
not such a bad sort of a place. It supports
a large flouring mill; a nice looking hotel;
three stores; two weakly saloons that ought
to bo ashamed of themselves, and no doubt
are; a telegraph, express and post-office.
But I am not a census taker, and do not
propose getting up a city directory, so I'll
stop when I havo written that the drug
store is a drug store, aud tho postmasters-
there are a half dozen or more ure all gen
tlemanly, pi lite, attentive, in spito of the
fact that one of them has a buggy "with a
shed to it."
Like every other town of any importance,
this one is surrounded by fine farming
land, some of which is for sale. Not be
cause of anything lacking in the location,
however. In one instance the owners wish
to go to their children in Texas, in another,
they wish to return to their childhood
home, in tho land of tho crape-myrtlo and
How dreadful in M. B. H. to express
himself so plainly about Mr. Irvin. A lady
would have said as much, but so delicately
it would not havo hurt tho feeling of every
other man in tho county. I suppose,
though M. B. H. wrote in the superlativo
simply becauso ho has left Alexander.
I can not see to write another word. I
stared and stared at my reflection in tho
glass and .said inotiso as you directed, but
instead of a sweet infantilo expression, my
mouth hoops up in tho middlo and droops
at the corners, while my eyes feel os though
I hud taken an overdone of belladonna I
shall not dare trv tho gum arable rocipp.
I rainslit rains-a very little, cries
Mus. D. Green. ,
Cacho, Aug. 10th. 1880. ,