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THE DAILY BULLETIN.
RNTKKKD AT TUB 1'OHT OFKICK IN CAIKO, If
UNOIS. AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER.
OFFICIAL PAPKUOF ALEXANDER COCSTV.
JCrnest It. Thlelwokt, Citv KtUtor.
Only Morninar Dally in Southern Illinois.
TABER BRO'S Manufacturing Jewelers,
No. 128 Commercial avc, Cairo, 111.
LOCAL WEATUEU KKPOUT.
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Time. Bur. Ther. Hum. Wind. Vel Weather.
S a m s.l
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10 " '..!
ip. m., at .S3
fcMtxImum Temperature. w; Minimum Tern
pitratare. 74 " Rainfall Inches.
River 10 feet 10 lucliet . lllue B lnchi'i
W . II. KAY
SurtfH Signal Corpn. U. 8. A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In this column, five cents per Hue, each
k DAY SCHOOL.
M adame Floyd has opened a day school
at Turner hall, where she hopes to be pat
ronized. Special success assured in mathe
matics, Latin, French -and music. Terms
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 nt 1.25 per gallon in quantities from
one gallon upwards. Robert Hewett,
Hail to the chief among pulmonary
remedies, Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil, used
externally and internally. This grand
preparation annihilates coughs, colds, rheu
matism, neuralgia, lameness, piles, kidney
troubles, and remedies sores, cuts, burns,
boils, wart3 and corns. Its cures are at
tended by the amplest and most positive
testimony. Paul G. South, Agt.
, 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 has failed to benefit you try
something else. Thousands have gone to
Hot Springs, Arkansas, with the most dis
tressing maladies and returned cured. Our
system of treatment is positively an im
provement upon those spriugs, 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 these baths in every
form of disease acute and chronic to all
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. Win. II. Marenn, No. HO
Commercial avenue between Eighth and
Just received at The Bulletin office a
stock of paper especially for "Uektograph
Mr. Fred Koehler opened his meat
market on the corner of Nineteenth and
Poplar Saturday last aud displayed an im
mense quantity of the choicest meats of all
kinds. Having furnished nur citizens with
meats as far back as 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 trom him, that they re
ceive the most wholesome meats at reason
able rates. The place, corner of Nine
teenth and Poplar, should not bo forgotten.
Leopold Spiedel, 201 Shuinway street,
Buffalo, N. Y., says he has used Dr. Thom
as' Eclectric Oil in the family for coughs
and colds, and that it is the best he ever
knew. Paul G. Schuh, agent.
THE BO.Ss PUMP
Is the best cistern pump ever used. It
purifies the water, carrying several gallous
of air to the bottom of the cistern at every
turn of the-crank, cauuot get out of order,
is noiseless and cheap. Hundreds of them
re in use and in no case would the pur
chasers do without them. Send tor price
list or cJI and examine thorn, at our luin
office. Lancaster & Rice. Agents.
The War among Boot and Shoe Deal
ers it raging, but it is generally conceded
that the best place to buy is at C. Koch's
hoe store, where always will be found the
largest and best stock of custom hand-made
boots and shoes tor the lowot prices. We
are daily recelvfog new goods, and doubt
' lest carry the largest stock of custom-made
goo-Is in this city, of the best manufacturers,
For bargains call at C. Koch, S;o. 00 Com
mercial avenue, between 5th and 6th streets.
CAIRO AND YINCENNES RAILROAD.
Caibo, Ii.w., Aug. 87, 18S0.
Proposals for constructing an embank
ment containing about one hundred thous
and yards of earth, below the Mississippi
levee, will be received at this office until
Thursday, Sept. 2d. The right is reserved
to reject any and all bids.
UoswEt.L JUU.EK, uen. nup i.
CAMP MEETING AT MURPIIYSBORO
Sunday, Sept. 5th.,
Coutiuuingover two Sabbaths, led and con
Ma.i. Gen. Haskell and Li eut.G en. Gp.eeh
Refreshmments and lodgings furnished
for a multitude. Four meetings daily,
a.m., 12 m., 4 and 7:30 p.m.
IrSTTIalf fare rates all over the Narrow
Special trains for Sunday September 5th,
8:00 Sparta. . . .
8 :10 Rosborough .
8 :H0 IVrcy ....
8:53 Campbell's Hill
9 :07 . . . .
. ... n .An
oil Lewis Mine U:iu
n.ir HnrrUnn .Tunc 9:07
ft-R"! Murnhvsboro 9:00
Tt,. nr.L.r r,f T.. M. JOHNSON,
Newspapers at each place will please
At thfl Pluntnrs' house -a bundle washer
None need apply unless they can do first
Al. Antrim has oncned a tailoring am
rren (l renairinc? establishment where
scouring, cleaning and renovating clothing,
will be done on short notice. He will carry
a full line of piece goods, and manufacture
suits to order, guaranteeing sausiaeuon
Shop in Alba's new building on Commcr
APPLY TO TICKET AGENTS
CAIRO AND YINCENNES RAILWAY.
It is hereby aunounced that Miss Flora
Clay is no longer .a member of the Free
Benevolent Order. of America, Lodge No. 1.
. Jane ims, President.
Avis Robinson, Secretary.
The regular meeting of the Sweepers will
be held this evening. All Democrats of the
Third ward, and especially the members
are requested to be present.
B. F. Blake, Secretary.
September 7th to October 9th.
The Illinois Ceatral railroad will sell ex
cursion tickets at greatly reduced rates
This is the only route running two daily
trains. The only line that ruus sleepers
through from Cairo to Cincinnati without
change. J. Johnson, Oeu'l Agent,
J. II. Jones. Passenger Agent.
DEMOCRATIC MASS MEETING.
AT DU QUOIN, SEPTEMBER 3D, 1880.
The Illinois Central railroad will sell
excursion tickets at one fare
($2.30) fur round trip. Tickets good
going on all trains. September 3d, aud
good to return on until the 4th inclusive.
A. H. Hanson, Geu'lPass. Agent.
James Johnson, Gen'l Ag't, Cairo.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In thee columns, ton cents per line,
each Insertion. Marked
Mayor Thistlewood is in Paducah.
Only one drunken sinner repented be
fore Justice Olmsted yesterday,
The remains of John Tuttle, were yes
terday conveyed to Smithlaud, Ky., lor in
terment. The Republicans hold a meeting at
Mound City to-uight, which our Cairoites
expect to attend.
"Between tue aajis" cigarettes, whole
sale and retail, at F. Korsmeyer's.
Geo. Clark, son of Mr. Mat Clark, leaves
this morning for Notre Dame to attend the
The family of Mr. Louis luehler, yes
terday iucreased to the extent of one. It
was the occasion of much joy among those
Job work, all kinds, up stairs over
Taber's jewelry st ire. Aldcu's job office.
Wo regret t say that Mr. P, Clancy is
again sick with rheumatism. He will
return to the springs as soon as lie is able
Mrs. Richard Maruell left yesterday
for Dixon Springs. She went for her
health, which has been somewhat broken
down for the past month or so.
The returning southern students to
Cape Girardeau college will pass Cairo,
by steamer, Saturday or Sunday. They
will be Joined here by the Cairo scholars.
CAIRO BULLETIN: WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 1, 1880.
In another column, over the bold sig
nature of Alderman Blake, the secretary of
tho Sweepers, may be found a notico which
requests the presence of every Sweeper at
the hall to-night.
The chain gang yesterday did good
work, under the direction of our health
officer, on Nineteenth, Twentieth and Pop-
ar streets, opening up the sewers which
ad been clogged up.
Mr. Geo. Becker, having purchased a
dwelling on Tenth street, near Cedar, is hav
ing the same thoroughly repaired aud, it is
said, will soon occupy italthough he at
present is an unmarried man.
- "Between the Acts" cigarettes, whole
sale and retail, at F. Korsmeyer's. ,
If you have symptoms of chills or jaun
dice, or bilious complaints of nny kind, go
to Geo. O'llara and buy a Forbes' Liver
Pad, No. 1. It is a sure cure if worn accord-
to directions. Ask for Forbes' Pad
The Illinois Central Railroad Company
has made a further reduction for those de
siring to attend the Democratic mass meet
ing at Du Quoin Sept. 3d. The faro has
been placed at $2.30 for round trip for this
Parties desiring to go to Dixon Springs
can obtain reduced rates on application at
general Ticket office of the Cairo and Yin.
cennes railway, and can arrange for convey
ances from Yienna. Leaving Cairo at I
a.m., passengers reach the springs at 9 a.in
The coroner's jury which sat on the
body ot John Tuttle, who was killed on the
incline of the Illinois Central railroad night
before last, acquitted the railroad of al
blame at least it did not charge the road
with neglect in the matter.
Col. Dan Rice expects his small boat
which he latefy purchased in Memphis as
au advance courier, to arrive in this city
some time this week. From hero it will
be taken to Mound City, where the Ham-
bleton Bros, will give it the necessary re
A real beauty cf a delivery wagon, the
property of our enterprising butcher, Mr
Fred Koehler, yesterday made its appear
ance on our streets and attracted the ad
miring gaze of everybody. It is substanti
ally and neatly constructed and highly
polished, and is drawn by a fleet footed and
spirited animal, which sports a new harness
of the latest approved pattern. The wagon
is a fair sample of the work done by Mr
One Clara Band, a colon! woman
was yesterday brought into Justice Olm
sted's court, charged with assault to murder
the charge being preferred by Belle
Hampton, another colored woman. The
evidence showed that Bello had thrown
pieces of iron at Claia aud that lady, ob
jecting to being pelted on general prin
ciple, lent especially objecting to being
pelted with iron, had stationed herself in
her door with pistol in hand and
had commanded Belle, under penalty of
death, to desist throwing in the future
This was a turn in affairs winch Miss Belle
did not appreciate and hence, doubtless for
spite, caused the arrest aforesaid. The
case was dismissed.
Squire. Comings kindly informs us, in a
round about way, that he has succeeded in
getting Mr. Thorns to bring suit against
us for libel on occount ot the conversation
with a Memphis man, published in The
Bulletin, some weeks ago. We appreci
ate the Squire's efforts in the libel line
and, if it were not beyond his jurisdiction
would be glad to benefit him pecuniarily
by having the trial of the Thorns case
brought into his court. It is said that,
"every neighborhood lias its gos
sipping old woman to carry the
news and create strife among neighbors,"
and we have, since "seeiug" that
Memphis man, we lire glad to
say, learned that he was a shameless prevari
cator; that Mr. Thorns has bean for several
years a prosperous business man of Mem
phis, staying at his post through the dan
gers of vicissitudes of the past three years,
and has there laid the foundation for a for
tune. We are glad to do him justice and
join with his numerous Cairo friends in
wishing him abundant success in all his un
dertakingsexcepting libel suits against
Kirk Horn and Ethan Tally are two
darkies who reside, each under their re
spective vine and tig trees, near the Missis
sippi levee, and whose love for each other
in days of yore was a matter of daily com
ment among the neighbors. But this statu
of affairs was not destined to last and their
love was changed to hatred in the follow
ing manner: Horn had received a con
tract from Mr. John Scheel to build a
cistern and hired Tally to do tho work,
offering to pay him a certain amount for thu
job, but after the work was done Horn
asked him to whistle for the money. This
Tally refused to do and becoming indig
nant adopted a systematic plan of dun
ning his former good friend who, in turn,
became angry and cursing him to his face,
told him that he would kill him in case he
ever again applied for the money. This
was too much for Mi. Tally to take and ho
accordingly caused tho arrest ot Horn,
charging him with having used profaue, of
fensive aud threatening language. Tho
case camo up before Squire Osboru where
tho two men, having no attorneys, gave
their testimony and were permitted to ar
gue their owu case, which they did with a
vim and in a decidedly original manner.
After hearing tho case the Squire assessed
a fine of five dollars and costs against Horn,
at which ho becamo so enraged that ho re
peated tho offeneo in tho court room call
ing Tally sorao very ugly names which
caused that gentleman to immediately jump
to bis feet and draw back to strike him
and but for tho immediato interference of
Officer Wims they would doubtless havo
come to blows in the court room. The
Squiro severely reprimanded them for their
conduct, after which they left in peace.
A loud report yesterday forenoon heard
in tho direction of tho court house, caused
a general commotion among tho up town
people, many of whom made double quick
time in the direction of that building un
der the impression that prisouers had es
caped from the jail and wero being shot at;
others that some fearful tragedy had oc
curred and with tho expectation of finding
an outstretched corpse; while others who
had heard it, remained quietly at home
fully satisfied that a boat wascoming down
the Mississippi and had just fired her can-
nou "for the fun of the thing." But
all these conjectures were wrong. It was
simply the explosion of a whisky barrel
which had for several days been standing
out in the 6un in front of Mr. Richard Fitz
gerald's saloon. The barrel when placed
in front of the building doubtless contained
a small remnant of whisky, and tho sun
shining on the barrel with such intensity
and heating the contents, resulted in filling
it with gas. While it was in this condition
it is supposed that a lighted matcli was
thrust , into it through the faucet
hole by one of the boys of
the neighborhood aud an explosion
was the almost immediate result, which
shattered four or five panes of glass in the
nearest window; sent a portion of the head
ot tho barrel through a substantial portico
above and scattered other pieces in various
directions with remarkable force. The
hands of Mr. Fitzgerald's little son, who
happened to be standing nearest the barrel,
were considerably burned aud he sustained
a few bruises, but none of them a3 serious
as they might have been.
The tow-boat Raven, from New Or
leans, is due here to-morrow evening. She
is reported to have had five suspicious cases
of sickness on board, which were taken off
by the inspector of the national board of
health, Dr. C. A. Rice, at Yicksburg. The
inspector protested against the boat's
proceeding up the river, but the
captain refused to obey, and she
is now on her way here. Tho authorities
of Memphis have taken action against her
and did not permit her to land. Our
board of health has done likewise. It met
last evening in the office of M. J. Howley
for the purpose of agreeing upon some
plan of action with reference to the boat.
The members present were Aldermen
Smith, Halliday, and Saup; the other
members of the board being absent. After
some deliberation it was decided to instruct
the health officer to employ a competent
physician to examine the boat upon her ar
rival here and, if there be found any reason
for alarm, she is to be refused admittance
to the Cairo wharf. With due respect for
the judgement of the board we beg leave to
suggest that severe measures are not only
peruiissable, but demanded in this case.
The time for the spread of infectious diseas
es is not yet past and our health officers can
not be too cautious. Our city is healthy
now and there is no danger whatever from
local causes. But the danger from external
influences is not past. No considerations
based upon the present pecuniary interests
of the community, should influence the au
thorities to leniency toward any persou or
thing that might endanger the city's health.
The inspector at Yicksburg has stated that
the bout had five cases of sickness upon
her and that, believing that the disease
might be infectious, ho protested against
her proceeding up the river. This testimo
ny should be regarded as a sufficient ground
for refusing to permit the boat to laud here.
It was so regarded by the authorities of
Memphis and there is no reason why we
should be any less cautious than that city.
We believe that no ceremony should be
gone through with in this case, but that
the boat should bo refused permission to
laud under any circumstances. We do nit
wish to sound the first note of alarm for
there is, as yet, no reason for that ; but
neither do wo believe in making a show of
bravery that might result in serious injury
to us. There is nothing whatever to be
lost by taking advantage of any doubt in
such matters and it might be that a great
deal is gained.
J. T. ALLEN TO THE NEWS.
You will please indulge me again by al
lowing me a short space in your paper. I
notice in the News of last night au article,
stating that I had been voting a Demo
cratic ticket for eight years and had never
been bulldozed yet. The News man is not
very well posted in the matter. Eight
years ago they tried to throw me in a bon
fire because I cheered for Greely, and four
years ago I was marching side by side with
Hon. J. H. Oberly, aud I was stoned, aud
I am subject to threats and insults at all
times by tho colored Republicans. Now,
if that is uot bulldozing I would like to
havo tho News man inform mo what is.
Ho also says I am not a good
enough scholar to write such
a letter as appeared in the Bulletin,
yesterday morning. It is truo my educa
tion is limited, but I did uot think my let
tor was anything extra; if ho should givo
mo many such puffs as that he will have
ma thinking that I am a good scholar,
Now, if tho News doubts that
I am the author of tho letter
that appeared in tho Bulletin he can have
an interview with mo at any time, and have
an opportunity ot ascertaining how tar my
education extends. So, now, I wish to in
form those carpet-baggers of the News that
if they ever see an articlo signed by J. 1.
Allen I am tho writer of it, and no one else.
Yours, etc, J. T. Allen.
NO BULLDOZING IN THE SOUTH.
WUAT A COLORED MAN, A FOKMEK RESIDENT
OF THIS CITY, H AS TO SAY.
The other day we met a colored man
at the corner of Twelfth and Com
mercial, who was "laying it off" to a
crowd of listeners, in a manner seldom
beforo heard of. He hailed from Osceola.
Arkansas, and, although a Republican,
uttered some refreshing truths which it will
do our Republican friends good to read
and remember. He is a man who was for
many years a resident ot this
city aud has many acquaintances
among our white as well as
colored citizens. His name is Peter Till
man and he is the son of old Ruben Till
man who will be remembered by many of
our readers as the old gentleman who used
to ring the auction bell on our streets with
so much vigor.
His remarks as given below are some
what disconnected since they are presented
almost word for word as the fell from his
lips, but they are very clear, an 1 show him
to be, what he really is, au intelligent
"I left Cairo for Osceola on the 12th laj
of August, last year, an 1 took my wife and
four children with me. I rented a planta
tion of three .hundred and seventy-five acres
a few miles distant from the city
and have raised a splendid crop of cotton
and quite a good crop of early potatoes.
I have come to Cairo for the purpose of
getting men to go down with me and pick
my cotton and will p.iy eighty-five cents
immediately upon their arrival down there,
aud assure them a dollar three weeks from
now. Although I have spoken to a
number of colored men who have
known me for years and who know that
they will receive their money whenever
they ask tor it, only a few have consented
to go with me all the others express
ing the fear that they will lose their vote
if they do. But I have secured the services
of some women, whose political opinions do
notpreventthem from leaving for the south.
I read the Republican newspapers,
published in the north, . and see
that they accuse the southern plan
tation owners of
CHAR'iiNo such mo u bent
for their lands tiiat the negroes can barely
make enough money to pay the rent. I am
acquainted with every owner of plantations
around about Osceola aud up and down the
river, and know the negroes who have
rented plantations. I can call most of them
by name, and know the exact price that
many of the negroes pay for the use of
plantations, aud I tell you, and am willing
to tell anybody, that these Republican pa
pers do uot tell the truth when they
give voice to such stories. Why, sir,
besides my rent aud every other expense,
I and my family have cleared thirty dol
lars p'.'r day, and no man can say that I owe
him a single cent on my farm.
THE PERNICIOUS CREDIT SYSTEM
Of which these northern news
papers speak is also a lie. You
will notice that all the slanders of the south
are published by northern papers and not
by the southern papers who ought to know
the most about such matters. We have
plenty of Republican papers in
the south, but if they published
such statements as are to be found in
the northern journals, they would become
the laughing stock of the community. No,
sir; the southern people handle their cash
with a more liberal hand than any other
people ou the face of the globe. The deal
er in cotton visits uiy plantation and says,
"Tillman. Lwant so or so many bales of
cotton." 'All right, sir,' say I to him, aud
ship. them and announce my price, and,
without a word of grumbling, he
COUNTS THE MONEY OCT TO ME
On this knee or on that knee. That is tho
way we do business down there. He does
not give me his noto and when it comes
due asks for a renewal and pays me
only a portion of it. No, sir;
it stands to reason that wero wo paid in this
manner we could never pay our bauds, and
you know, aud everybody else knows, that
a darkey never left the south without
having received his pay for tho cotton he
picked or other labor he may have done,
The Republican papers only circulate these
stories with the expectation of influencing
weak members of the Democratic party in
the north. But what's the difference? The
whites as well as tho blacks down there care
very little about what news
papers or politicians may gay.
They are interested in their work -in
making money aud ignore every
thing else until election day comes. Then
they cast their vote and return to their
work. Why, sir, do you know, I heard
in five minutes after I had landed here than
I've heard there in a year
Reporter "But I suppose some of your
colored friends are more or less bulldozed
on election day."
Tillman That's whore you'r wrong,
Not a bit of it. I would
move my family north in five' minutes
after any bulldozing had been attempted.
There isn't enough money in tho south to
hold mo there if I or any member of my
family ran the slightest risk of being in
sulted. And hero I may say that I havo
ono of the nicest families in tho south. My
two girls are well educated and so are my
boys, and this we owe to the southern
scnools. I associate with the white people
as much as I do with the black. They call
me into a saloon aud treat mo aud
shake me by the hand and talk over tho
condition of the crops with me, and I treat
them in return. I know that your best
Republicans don't treat the colored man
that well in Cairo or anywhere else north
of the Ohio river. I have lived here and I
know how they treat them aud I uever
waut to live uortli ot tne .uason aud
Dixon line again. Do you know Corliss!"
R. "The radical Republican of Metro
polis?" T. "The same. He comes down south
every once in a while and he is the best
poker player in the United States."
R "So they say; and he made an effort
for the senatorship in his district lately."
T "And he didn't get it?"
R "No; didn't get it."
T "That's too bad. I ordered half a
barrel of whisky from him when he was
down at my place a tew days ago and ho
can t'.'ll you that what I say about the
south U true, as can all colored men who
live here who have worked tor inc. Riht
i n this street (Twelfth street) between
Poplar and Commercial, lives S. J. Red
man, a colored inati who knows the situ i
i.on, who will repeat to you my very words,
.'.ad Peter Saup, Henry Winter and John
Sullivan, who lives on Twentieth street,
and for whom I drayed whiie in Cairo, and
allothers who know m. can all testify to it
that I am accustomed to speaking the truth
aud. for that matter, I will make au affi
davit to everything I have said.
R -"You must be a Democrat."
T No, sir. I don't know what party I
beloug t, hut I propose to vote for the best
man. I haven't yet concerned myself
about the merits of either candidate for the
presidency, and therefore am at present un
able to aav who I will vote for.
R "Do the colored peop!
Democratic ticket without
: vote the
down there T
T "They vote whatever they please and
whenever they plea.se on electii.ii day. The
people &!oUt the polls are as
ORDERLY AS A CHURCH .iATIILRINO,
and do uot attempt to influence or molest
the colored man. Our county election
comes off a week .from Monday and we
elect a representative oa the fame day.
Our candidates fir the other offices are Mr.
Collins, a colored man and Mr. MoYay.
The latter is the ablest lawyer iu the state
and was a rebel general during the war. I ac
cidentally met him ou the street la-t week
and he told me that his colored opponent
would Undoubtedly he elected. But we
all look upon this as a matter ot course
and there will uot be the least ill feeling
on account of it. He knows that he will
receive many colored votes without mak
ing an effort for them, but not enough to
elect him. As I told you before, the at
tention the people, white as well as
black, give to politics down there is but
little, indeed, when compared to the atten
tion they ;cive to cotton, corn and sow
belly. R "Bat you occasionally kill a mail
down there and you u'.l carry concealed
T There you're wrong. We kill no
more men down there than you do in the
north. The only difference is you make a
big ado over a small fracas in the south,
and publish lengthy accounts of it iu all
the papers of the Union, whereas it the
same occurrence had taken place in the
north it would be regarded as too small a
matter to receive any attention. So far as
CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS
Is concerned, that is also an erroneous idea.
The law in the south is much more strict in
this regard than it is in the north. Why,
only a few days ago Mr. John Cowden,
who owns a large plantation in Tennessee,
was passing through our city with his fam
ily. Owning much land in our county, he
stopped there to pay his taxes and as he
mounted the court house steps to reach the
sheriff's office, his foot slipped and a pistol
fell from his pocket. Ho was at ouco ar
rested and fined fifty dollars ami trim
mings, which he paid. Ho is a rich and
prominent man, but prominence and riches
don't save thiin from tho clutches ot tho
law, down south, if they havo violated it.
The only men who carry weapons are tho
sheriff and his deputies. The peoplo
there are very strict. They want every
man to do what is right and be honest, aud
don't allow the negro any moro right to
steal than a white man. And this is what
I and all the colored men, who aro willing
to work, approve of."
R. "But Osceola's reputation for quiet
ness is not ot the best."
T. "No; aud Cairo's reputation for mor
ality is Lot the best. But having lived hero
I know that it docs not deserve tho reputa
tion it boars."
He mentioned the names of many well-to-do
colored meu in his neighborhood,
spoke in tho highest terms of their churches
and schools; said they took aprido In dress
ing well and furnishing their houses com
fortably and tastefully, and related several
occurrences which demonstrated with what
great consideration and kindnes tho col
orod peoplo were treated by tho