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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 1880.
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
ENTERED AT TUB POST OFriCK IN CAIRO, IL
LINOIS, AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER.
OFFICIAL PAPKIIOF ALEXANDKU COCNTY,
KniMt II. Thlriecke, City Editor.
Only Morning Dailj in Southern Illinois.
TABER BRO'S Manufacturing Jewelers,
No. 12S Commercial ave., Cairo, 111.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice lu tUU column, lira cent r-cr line, each
The undersigned will, on and after
May 1st, be prepared to lurnish cur citi
zens a first rftte quality of ice cream,
equal in every way to that furnished in
Chicago, made fash daily, and furnished
in freezer, from one gallon upwards; deliv
ered to any part of tho city. This creuin is
made by an experience'- 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,
nO! FOR ST. LOUIS.
only fJ.DD r.oi'.vn tk:p.
Grand Excursion on the Is arrow-Gauge
SATURDAY, ACOUST 21ST.
Tickets (jowl to return on any regular
train Monday and Tuesday, allowing two
full days in tho city. The excursion tickets
are ood for admission to the ball given by
the colored people, at United Brothers hull,
St. Louis. Tickets for sale at Barclay
Bros.', and at L. C. Herbert's. Train leaves
Cairo at 8:30 a.m. Special coaches will
be Attached to the train for the benefit of
white people who may wish to take part
in the excursion.
TO THE SICK.
To the invalid public everywhere, whose
means will admit of their seem ing 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! It' drug
treatment has failed to benefit you try
something else. Thousands have gne to
Hot Springs, Arkansas, with the must dis
tressing maladies and returned cured. Our
system of treatment is positively an im
provement upon those springs, because we
have all their medical advantages, with the
addition of electricity, which
-every intelligent physician now
concedes to be a powerful curative
agent in the hands of Science, we here ad
ministered hundreds of theso baths in every
form of disease acute and chronic to alt
ages and both sexes. And we unhesita
tingly affirm that there is no single or com
bined remedy that has come within the
range of our knowledge during an exten
sive practice of over twenty-five years stand
ing which carries such speedy and complete
relief to suffering humanity as do these
baths where judiciously administered.
Bathing hours from eight to eleven A. M.
from one to five, and from seven to eight P.
M. Office of Dr. Wm. II. Marean, No. 1 40
Commercial avenue between Eighth and
A. W. Bcssey, St. Catharines, Out.,
writes: I have been a sufierer for years
with dyspepsia and indigestion and have
tried numerous remedies, but none have
done me any good, until I tried your Spring
Blossom. I can now, sleep, relish my food,
have no headache and am in fact perfectly
cured. I can confidently recommend it.
Paul G. Schuh, agent.
Ilr. Fred Koehler opened his meat
market on the corner of Nineteenth and
Poplar Saturday last and displayed au im
mense quantity of the choicest meats of all
kinds. Having furnished our citizens with
meats as far back as the memory of man
leaches, lie is acquainted with the their
needs and wishes and has made a practice
of catering to their wants. He buys only
the best and healthiest stock in large num
bers and therefore his patrons are assured,
when purchasing from liim, that they re
vive the most wholesome meats at reason
able rates. The place, corner of Nine
teenth and Poplar, should not bo forgotten.
THE BOSS PUMP
Is tho best cistern pump ever -used.
purifies the water, carrying several gallons
of air to the bottom of tho cistern at every
turn of the crank, caunot tr.i t ut of order,
is noiseless and cheap. Hundreds of them
are in use and in no caso would the pur-
euasers uo wituout mem. Send lor price
list or call and examine them, at our luiu-
omce. Lancaster & Rice, Ageuts.
Al. Antrim has opened a tailoring and
'-general repairing establishment where
-scouring, cleaning and renovating clothing,
Vill lie done on short notice. He will carry
a full line of piece goods, and manufacture
suits to order, guaranteeing satisfaction.
Shop in Albas new building on Commer
Geo. Mkkkdith, Jersey Citv, writes
The Spring Blossom you pent me lias hai!
'.the happiest effect on my daughter, her
lie.ao.ncho ana depression ot spirits lias van
ished. She is again able to go to school
and Is as lively as a cricket. I shall cor
ttunly recommend it to all my friends
Paul (1. tkmuii, sgoiit.
FURNITURE FOR SALE.
Household and kitchen furniture of all
Kinds at private file, at reasonable prices
tit the residence or I). L. Davis, on tilth
rtrwr,' between Washington ami Walnut
- uutl further notice. Cull aud sou.
L f I
The War amono Boot and Snoa Dral
f.us is raging, but it is generally conceded
that tho best place to buy is at C. Koch's
shoo store, where always will bo found tho
largest and best stock of custom hand-made
boots and shoes for tho lowort prices. We
are daily receiving new goods, and doubt
less carry the largest stock of custom-made
goods In this city, of tho best manufacturers.
For bargains call at C. Koch, No. 00 Com
mercial avenue, between 5th and 6th streets.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice 1n thee column!, tea c&nti per line,
each Insertion. Marked
Col. Taylor continues to improve.
-County Clerk Ilumm is out in
Judge Green is still sojourning on his
farm near Metropolis.
The softest and finest shoes for infants
in the city, are at A. Black's.
-'Between the Acts" cigarettes, whole
sale and retail, at F. Korsineyer's.
For first class boots and shoes go to O.
Haythorn's. Largest stock, best assortment,
Mr Chas. Lancaster and family has
returned from their trip to Chicago.
Wanted The name of the police of
ficer who attends religious services.
Mr. Speck. Thos. Wilson and Chas.
Henderson have returned from their visit
The latest novelty in ladies' shoes can
be found at A, Black's.
The $2.30 excursion train leaves this
morning on the narrow gauge for St. Louis.
Special coaches are provided for use of
Rev. Whittaker will deliver his lecture
on temperance at the next regular meeting
of the Reform club, by request of the club.
The young people's temperance as
sociation will give an ice cream sociable,
in Reform hall, on Tuesday night next.
The handsome physiognomy of Capt.
Hanibleton yesterdny beautified Ohio
levee and lent an unusual charm aud at
tractiveness to that street.
A boy baby,-weighing ten and a half
pounds, was yesterday morning born unto
Capt. Chas. Nellis upon which fact The
Bulletin congratulates him.
The Illinois" Central passenger train
yesterday came in eight hours behind time.
The cause of this was the great rush of
travel at the upper end ot the road.
Lumber has been deposited on Walnut
street, between Eleventh and Thirteenth
streets which will be used for the
reconstruction of the stretch of walk
between those streets.
Elegant, durable and perfect in fit:
Full line of West Brothers' fine 6hoes for
Gents' wear at O. Haythorn's.
Dr. Frank Metcalf is now located at
Pulaski, where, we are pleased to learn, he
is enjoying a good practice. He expects to
remain there until next fall and then com
plete his studies.
The Southern Illinois Advocate, $ub-
ished at Anna says: "Freeman Levey
went to Cairo last Monday to work for Dan
Ilartman, Esq. "Bud" is a deserving young
man, and we are pleased to see him receive
-The warehouse which has been in
course of erection for some time, opposite
the Illinois Central Riilroad company's
passenger depot, on Ohio levee, is about
completed. It adds considerably to the
appearance of the levee from mid-river.
--My fall stock of fine boots and shots
are now arriving, tall ana sec mem.
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
'ad, No. 1 . It is a sure cure if worn accord-
ng to directions. Ask for Forbes Pail
We suggest to the pioper authorities
that the weeds which grow luxuriantly at
the edges of our walks and which
cover the edges of many of them, be cut
down. This would not only add to the ap
pearance of our streets but also to the com
fort of pedestrians.
Job work, all kinds, up stairs over
Tabor's jewelry strc. Alden's job office.
The suits for tho Mound City Hancock
and English club arrived in this city day
before yesterday, as we stated they would,
and were worn by "the boys" on the occa
sion of the free barbecue at Mound City
night beforo last. The Mound Cityites
havo adopted the name of "Rowsters," and
their suits arc similar to those of the Cairo
They ore more perfect in fit, better in
quality and lower in price than any otner
first. class shoes: West Brotheis' & le shoes
for ladies and children. For sale only by
Just received a full liuo of ladies',
misses' and children's boots aud shoes tor
fall and winter wear at City Shoo Store.
There were but two cases in tho police
courts yesterday and both of them were
tried by Squire Osborn. Tho first was that
of Malinda Burns, a colorod lady, tor as
saulting ono Mrs. Hawkins, also a colored
lady, The arrest was rnado by Officer Ty
ler and tho flno assessed was five dollars
and costs. Tho other caso was that of Jus.
Canterbury vs. Ben F. McOoo also for as
sault, and tho fine, which was paid, was the
sumo as iu the former case.
"Between the Acts" cigarettes, whole
sale and retail, at F. Korsmej'cr's.
Mrs. Cunningham, who resides on
Tenth street between Walnut aad Wash
ington, is about to erect another cottago
on tho north side of tho street. The com
pletion of this cottage will mako tiio fourth
new building erected on Tenth street, be
tween tho streets named, during tho past
The "Sensible" shoo is tho most en
durable and comfortable shoe in tho city,
to be had only at A. Black's.
Squire Coming3 yesterday had tho
papers prepared for another libel suit
against us and will probably file them to
day. He evidently haayet to learn that
libel suits have as little terror for us as
physical iorce and that they will not pre
vent us from publishing facts, whatever
they may be or whomever they may con
cern, so long as the public good demands it.
We learn from Mr. A. II. Irviu, who
has just returned from the country, that the
son of Mr. Lawless, who lives a tew miles
above Thebes, was a few days ago bitten
by a rattlesnake. The snake was imme
diately killed and was found to possess ten
rattles, and, on measurement, proved to be
three feet in length. The necessary reme
dies being at once resorted to the young
man is now out of danger.
Do not send your money aw3y for
fine shoes. You can buy them of
Although men are now at work lower
ing Eighth street, preparatory for placing
the gravel thereon, it is probable that more
time will elapse than is generally supposed
before the graveling will be completed.
We are inclined to entertain this belief be
cause the entire second barge load of
gravel has already been placed on the
streets and owing to the lowness of the
river another barge load cannot now be ob
tained. Yesterday while Mr. John C. Atcher
'was riding along Ninth street, between
Walnut and Cedar streets, his animal be
came frightened at something in the ruad
and taking a sudden jump to one side,
threw him violently to the ground. He
was so badly injured that he had to be
conveyed to his homo in a wagon, but what
injuries he really sustained we did not
learn, owing to the lateness of the hour
when the above information was conveyed
The famous Salwater beer, kept con
stantly on ice, will be found on tap at
Chas. Piifferling's on the corner of Eighth
and Commercial to-day. This beer is of
the rarest and most wholesome quality. It
is cooling to the mind and body, gives
originality of thought -and clearness of
mmd to the politician, lawyer aud pro
fessional men generally. It cheers the sad,
revives the old, inspires the young, makes
Weariness forget his toil, and Fear her dan
ger, and opens a new world when this, the
present, palls. Try it.
I he temperance people again assem
bled in their Tenth street hall last night
in gxklly numbers and discussed the sub
ject of temperence with the usual interest
and zeal. The president and secretary be
ing absent, the vice-president Mr. Moses
Phillips presided and Mr. Geo. S. Fisher
was called upon to act as secretary. Short
speeches were made by Rev. George, Mr.
Moses Phillips and Rev. Whittaker which
were well received and after transacting
more or less business not of public interest
the meeting ajourned.
Our Greenback friends make a very
poor showing indeed during the present
campaign. At their meeting night beforo
last, held at the Tenth street music stand,
njt over a dozen men were in attendance,
and the appearance of the crowd can well
be compared with a young funeral since
not a particle of enthusiasm was exhibited
during the entire time that Mr. Steele, the
orator of the evening, orated. The Green
back party is virtually a party of the past
one for whose existence there is no occa
sion so long as the grand old Democratic
party lives, and the sooner men of talents
like Mr. Steele and Mr. Henry Winter rec
ognize this fact, the better it will be for
them, and the sooner will milk and honey
again flow in the land.
The Illinois Women's Christian Tem
perance union will hold its seventh annual
meeting at the First Presbyterian church,
at Quincy, on the 8th, Oth and 10th of
September. Each local auxiliary will elect
three delegates to this convention and three
alternates. Young Women's Temperance
unious share equally in this representation
There will be fraternal delegates from tho
state reform club and W. C. T. U., and any
other temperance or philanthropic society
in this state is also invited to send such del
egates. The W. C. T. U. of Quincy, will
provide entertainment for all regular and
fraternal delegates, and will also notify all
delegates ot such reductions as have been
secured in railroad and stea'aboat fare, and
of their places ot entertainment, if they
will send their names and postotllco aJ
dresses to Miss Irene II. Smith, Quincy.
The following letter was, a day or two
ago received by Squire Osborn : "Bloom
ingtoiw. Ills., Aug. 13th, 1STO. Squire-
Dear Sir Will you please inform me If
there is a woman living in Cairo by tho
namo of Sullie Herrod or Sallie Blakcmore,
Bho was raised by Dr. T. 0. S. Herrod, of
Shawueutown, Ills. I received a card from
Herrod, stating she was in Cairo, some four
yenrs ago which was the last ho bean
her. She must bo about thirty-four gr
thirty-live years old now and if you can
iuform me of her whereabouts or what be-
camo of her you will greatly oblige mo by
doing so. She Is a sister of mlno and I
haven't seen her, or heard
from her for eighteen years.
Yours Respectfully, F. M. Blakomoro."
If this item Bhould como under tho eye of
the lady above named or any person who
knows of her whereabouts, a favor will bo
conferred by communicating tho fact to
During tho storm of yesterday after
noon two men, named G. Goldsmith and
Chas. Fowler, who wero employed on tho
office of tho upper elevator of tho Illinois
Central railroad, received a very severe
shock ot lightening Fowler receiving the
greatest injuries. Tho bolt struck him in
the foot and knocked him insensible, and
for a time it was thought that ho was
killed, but he was soon resuscitated and
able to resumo work. It seems
that ho was on the top
ot the building setting a plate at the
time ot tho occurrence. Goldsmith
was in tho lower part of
the building putting away somo tools and
was not so severely hurt. Tho lightning
tore off the entire southwest corner of the
first story of tho building and caused con
siderable damage. Quito a number of
other persons employed in and about the
building felt the shock but none of them
The demand for a national bankrupt
aw is increasing. At the Banker's con
vention at Saratoga, a resolution was
adopted, favoring such a law. The resolu
tion recites the necessity of a bankrupt law
of such a character as to discourage fraud
and afford ready and efficient reliet to hon
est debtors, and place all creditors, where
ever located, upon a an equal footing with
a uniformity of administration throughout
the country, and to secure a prompt and
equitable distribution of assets of insolvent
estates Bt the lowest possible cost; also, to
include a judicious system of composition,
whereby the settlement may be effected in
proper cases upon terni9 sotisfactory to a
majority of the creditors, w ithout the delay
and expense incidental to full bankruptcy
proceedings." A bankrupt law, containing
the above features, is what the country
needs. No doubt a strong pressure will be
brought to bear upon congress at its next
session to secure the kind of a bankrupt
There is not yet, it seems entire har
mony between the Tilden and Kelly fac
tions of the New York Democrats. There
is ono state officer to be voted for this fall,
viz: chief justice of the court of appeals,
to fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Chief Justice Church. The regular Demo
cratic state central committee doesn't want
to go to the expense of calling a conven
tion to nominate one candidate, and it was
the intention of the committee to select a
candidate for the party. To this Tam
many objects, and has called a convention
to meet in September. Boss Kelly fears
that the committee, a majority being Til
denites. will select a Tilden man. The
regular ceHtral committee will now be
forced to call a convention or rest tinder
the imputation of putting up a star cham
ber candidate. That dramatic scene at
Cincinnati between Colonel Fellows and
Boss Kelly appears in the light of subse
quent events to have been a farce.
Quite a number of our citizens availed
themselves of the cheap fare on the Illinois
Central railroad to Chicago, and went there
for various objects pleasure, business, etc.
Some of them have returned, and tho sighs
they tell and the tales they heave is re
ally interesting to perceive. The affair,
they say, was the grandest that was ever
gotten up; the display was magnificent and
the crowd was simply beyond all human
calculation. But few of the returned visit
ors indulge in very complimentary com
ments upon the affair. The management
was not as perfect as it ought to have been.
But this is not to be wondered at. Mr.
DePue, the general agent of the Illinois
Central railroad, was there, gave sonic
idea of the immensity of the human ocean
that swelled through the streets of Chicago,
anil relates some interesting facts connected
with the affair. He says that many of the
people had taken trunks and other baggage
with them, and as these arrived they
were stored away in tho depot for
delivery to the several hotels
Ten thousand trunks were still at the do
pot awaiting delivery to the hotels when
the time of departure came, and remained
there undelivered, after their owners had
left for home. The trains wero all packed
and the platforms and tops of the cars
crowded with passengers. An extra force
of conductors was put on each train, but tho
trains ran eighty miles before tho tickets
could all be taken up. Fifteen cents was
charged for a glass of water ami trom fifty
cents to a dollar for a seat to view tho pro
ce-sion. We are inclined to believe with
the Times that "Chicago has always been
wanting a big thing, but this time she got
The negroes of this county arc being
thoroughly bulldozed and intimidated by
the lovers of liberty of thought and action,
commonly calling themselves "Union men."
Chief among these is our circuit clerk,
John A. Reevd and Joe Robarts, of Mound
City. Theso two guardians of tho people's
rights are doing wonders, in a sclf-sacriflc
ing way, to "maintain the Union of theso
states" and in their labor of lovo entirely
forget their own interests and that Mr
Reeve is a chronic offlcescokor
and is trvin: to t'et into office
by the undivided tuppoit of colored men
They have gono so far in their disinter
ested (?) efforts to "savo tho country" as to
distribute "filthy lucre," poor "gush" and
worso whisky with a liberal hand and aro
spending much of their tlmo praising tho
benuty of tho negro bahies to their parents
and even going so tar as to kiss them in
largo crowds not for effect, but for tho
urposo of "maintaining tho union of Uieso
states." But what wo desire especially to
nform the public of is this: During thd
past three weeks John Reeve and Joe Ro
berts have been circulating pledges which
read about as follows: "We, the under
signed pledge ourselves to vote the straight
Republican ticket and to scratch no name
which may be printed thereon, etc., etc."
and this pledge they hand to every colored
man and ask them to sign it. A few to
whom the pledge was handed for their sig
nature, refused to sign it and they were
at once advertised not as Dem
ocratic "colored men" but as
Democratic "niggers" and were ex
cluded from participating in tho Radical
meetings, as a punishment for their inde
pendence of mind. But this is not ail.
Joe Robarts has demanded of them that
they report to him the name of every col
ored man who will not vote the straight
ticket and has created the impression that
their names will be reported at Washing
ton and that they will be visited by some
lire calamity if they refuse to obey the
big bully's orders.
Among the worst paid public officers
and, at the same time, the' most important
toja community.arc our justices ot the peac-.-and
police magistrates. Tho former re
ceive only a very small percentage of the
fines they assess and collect, and the latter
receive only twenty-five dollars per month.
t is a well known fact that the fines col
lected are only a small percentage of the
fines assessed, which in the ordinary run ot
busiuess.will not furnish enough fees during
a month to pay the necessary expenses of
the office, even with the most rigid econo
my. The squire being thus ma le depen
dent upon the fines he assesses and collects,
is led, no doubt, to look upon a criminal
with special fivor; and while it should
serve as an inducement for him to punish
crime whenever it is brought to his notice,
it also sometimes leads an uncrupulou
squfre to proceed to unwarrantable lengths
to allow himself to become an instigator
of disputes between citizens, to induce
them to bring their differences before him
for adjustment, and even to resort to gross
ly irregular proceedings in order to
obtain the funds necessary to
lefray his office expenses. In
such cases the proper remedy would, of
course, bo the removal of the direlect offi
cial. But it seems to us that under the
present state of tho offices of magistrate
and justice, with their meager emoluments,
the honest man who consents to fill them
almost becomes a martyr to the interests of
the people. He must not only lay aside
all hope of making a living out of his hon
est labors in the office, but
must expect to use nearly his
entire income to pay office rent, stationery
etc., and earn a livlihood outside of the
office. This is wrong. An officer in
whose hands is placed the scales of
justice, and who is required to interpret and
inflict the law as the interests of the com
munity in which he lives may require,
should be independent of even-body, be
yond the reach of evil influences in every
form and above all selfish considerations of
a pecuniary character. Wo do not be
lieve in carrying economy in such matters
too far, lest it becomes reactionary,
and destroys the very ends which it is in
tended to serve. We believe that every
laborer, either physical or mental, is worthy
of his hire and should earn enough by a
day's honest work to maintain himself
and his comfortably. This op
plies equally to public officials.
Tt is true that our present incumbents are
all living comfortably, but they do not de
pend exclusively upon their fees and sala
ries tor a living. We aro of the opinion;
and so must every right thinking citizen be,
that our officers of the law, fiom judge to
constable, should le enabled to make an
honest living out of their respective
CARD OF THANKS.
Wo desire to return our thanks to the
Roosters' Hancock and English martial
band for the excellent serenade with which
they favored us night before last.
Mrs John Towers.
Look to your interest and savo money by
purchasing your winter shoes at A. Black'B.
HON. WILLIAM HARTZELL.
The simple announcement that tho Hon.
William Hartzell had accepted tho nomina
tion of tho Democratic party as a candidate
for congress, had a wonderful c fleet.
Thoso Democrats who had for some months
been idle, ami apparently disinterested,
suddenly aroused and camo to tho front
with a shout of approbation. "Billy Hart
zcll made a good member before, and
wo'ro for him. Tho Republicans feared
him, and when it was known that ho hail
accepted tho nomination, every Thomas Re
publican felt sick. They seemed to whis
per unconsciously 'it is finished, wo nru al
ready beaten.' "'
There is no use talking nbout it, Hon
William Hartzell will bo the next con
gimsinan from tho liith district of Illinois
WILLIAM HARTZELL, M. C.
, Vi'.le Clarion.
Tho 18th Illinois district is destined to
bo represented in congress by tho gentle
man whoso name heads this article. And
wo may justly remurk that the 47th con
gress will have no more honest and diligent
member. Of Mr. Hartzell we can speak
advisedly, lie having served the district pre
viously, with honor to himself. No word
of disparagement can be uttered truthfully
against him by his most bitter political op.
ponents. He proved himself an active and
efficient advocate of the people's interests,
and we can safely asservato that no change
has since come over the spirit of his dream
ing or waking hours. - '
Judge Heilman's retirement from the
canvass, on account of ill health, Is sin
cerely regretted by his hosts of friends
throughout tho district, yet they feel that
in the substitution of Randolph county's
favorite son, tlie defeat of Mr. Thomas ia
equally sure -a foregone conclusion. Mr.
Hartzell can lay claim to great fitness lor
the honorable position to which he again
aspires; and he is deservedly popular
among the people. His former victories
over the Republican nominees, ia this dis
trict, which by the presidential vote
is shown to be largely in that
party's favor, shows clearly the
personal popularity ot the man, and will
have a decided weight in the present cam
paign. Stating the matter clearly and look
ing upon both sides of the question with an
unprejudiced eye, we can see no shadow uf
i iason why Mr. Hartzell should not sue-
eed Mr. Thomas as our representative.
His qualifications are acknowledged by
both parties to be vastly superior to those
of his Radical opponent in the rare, nriil
is familiarity with legislative duties are to
be measured by the same standard. His
olitical convictions aro ia keep
ing with the popular senti
ment of the country, and his voice will
be heard and his position thoroughly un-
erstoo l, iu every county in the district,
ere the present campaign is closed. Re
form in every department of our govern
ment is his watchword, and he halts on no
alf-way ground in the expression of his
iews before Lis constituents. He recog
nizes fully the position he shall occupy
.itn elected, as a servant of the people,
and possesses energy of character that ren-
ers him invaluable for persistent and ef-
ctive work, under all circumstances.
Democrats should now buckle on their
armor and ener the fight with renewed
energy, and make for the l&th district a
record that will exhibit clearly the mean
ing of the people, that blatant nonenities
are not to c awarded placeJ of great honor
and responsibility at the dictation of John
A. Logan. With the sure co-operation ot
undreds of conscientious Republicans, in
this and other counties of the district, we
can safely claim for our nominee an over
whelming majority. Let the ball roll.
SUNK NEAR LIBERTY ISLAND.
THE IHON STEAMER CHAS. P. CHOUTEAU
MEETS WITH AN ACCIDENT NEAR CHESTER,
The following private telegram an
nounces the sinking ot the iron
steamer Chas. P. Chouteau, near
Liberty island, ten miles from Chester,
fiic-jTPu Tii ... Ail". 10. Cant. James
O'Neal, General Supt. Now Orleans An
chor line : Suuk tins morning at me loot oi
Liberty island. Deck load not damaged.
Have pumped out eighteen inclies ot wa
ter up to 2 p. in. Expect to have boat
afloat by 8 o'clock.
... . r . .
, 11. 1 HOllH hOA.-S.
Master Chas. P. Chouteau.
The Chouteau left St. Louis Wednesday
morning at daylight, and had nearly 1,000
tons aboard at that time. The idea of a
compartment hull boat sinking has long
since tailed to surprise any one, for two of
that class, although not in a condition to
be compared with the Chouteau, have
struck bottom, one so hard that it ha3 been
on the bottom for three months,
with no prospect of ever leaving there.
But it must be f-aid that if compartments
afforded any safety, the Chouteau was en
titled to tho doubt, because she was always
keot iu A No. 1 order, and tor that reason
she has always been considered fruit tor
the insurance companies on lull risks. Un
less tho boat settles or gets in a worso con
dition than Capt. Thorwegan believes her
to be at present, she will be back hero in a
few davs. Cant. James Barnard, secretary
of tlio board of marine underwriters,
started for the sinking boat by rail to con
sult' with the m ister as to tho best course
The Chouteau was built at St. Louis, mid
inspected October 20, 1877, at which time
er tonnage was 1,450, and she was 2ii
L'otin length. Tho following spring she
ras lengthened 72 feet and given a carry
ing capacity of 2,000. Sho is 53 feet in
breadth, and feet hold, and is very
light draught, drawing but three 10-13 feet.
Her hull is of -inch Iron plate, ner
original cost was $73,000, but in
October, two years later, sho was
valued at twice that amount, and
Capt. Silas Adkins, inspector for tho
marine underwriters, said at that time, "I
would hesitate to put a valuation on her
for insurance purpose of $120,000." Sho
has four steel boilers, 112 feet in length, 43
inches in diameter. She has two cylinders,
8 feet stroke, 22 inches in diameter. Sho
had twenty water compartments, nud was
considered almost free from sinking. Sho
wos owued by thu Chas. P. Chouteau Trans
pollution company, tho stock being held by
Chouteau, Harrison, Maffett and Thor
wegan. Shu was probably 'pnrtially insured.