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THE DAILY BULLETIN.
ENTERED AT TIIK POST PKKICK IN CAIRO, IL
1,1X010. AS SK0OND-CLAS8 MATTEll.
OFFICIAL PAPEHOP ALEXANDER COUNTY.
Krnest It. Thielwkf, City Editor.
Only Moniinff Daily In Southern Illinois.
TABER BRO'S Manufacturing Jewelers,
No. 123 Commercial ave., Cairo, 111.
LOCAL WEATHER REPORT.
Bional OPFim. I
Caibo, lll..!nt. I, IB (
ITime. liar. Tiler. Uuia. Wind. Vel Weather.
7 " 39.T9
10 " 2W.TS
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IJMailmum Temperature. 'MM; Minimum Tern
pttmturu. T7 5 ; Rainfall OWt Inches.
VKlverll foctU Indies.- Itia tt inches
W. II. RAT,
Si-.-B't Signal Corps. U. S. A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In this column, Ave cunts per line, each
; SALVATION ARMY.
CAMP MEETING AT MURP1IYSE0R0
Sunday, Sept. 5th.,
Continuing over two Sabbaths, led and con
MAJ. Gen. Haskell and Lieut. G en. Gheer
Refreshmmenta and lodgings furnished
for a multitude. Four meetings daily, 7
a.m., 12 m., 4 and 7 :30 p.m.
JIIalf lure rates all over the Narrow
Special trains for Sunday September 5th,
A. M. P. M.
8:00 Sparti 10:55
8:10 Rosborough 10:30
8:150 Percv 10:23
8:53 Campbell's Hill 10:00
9:07 Ava 9:10
9:29 Gillsburirh 9:24
9:44 Lewis Mine 9:10
9:47 Harrison June 9:07
9:55 Murphysboro 9:00
. By order of L. M. Johnson.
Newspapers at each place will please
' publish this.
Mus. E. II. Perkins, Creek Centre, War
ren Co., N. Y., writes: site has been
troubled with Asthma for four vears, had
to sit up night after night with it, she has
taken two bottles of Dr. Thomas' Eelectric
Oil, and is perfectly cured. She strongly
recommends it, and wishes to act as agent
among her neighbors.
M adamc 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, lerms
APPLY TO TICKBT AGENTS
CAIRO AND YINCENNES RAILWAY.
The undersigned will, on and after
Hay 1st, be prepared to turnish our citi
sens a nrst rate quality ot ice cream,
equal in every way to that furnished in
Chicago, made fresh daily, and furnished
in freezer, from one gallon upwards; cleliv
erod 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 icehouse, 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,
A girl was told to put thyme in the soup,
so she put in her mistress' watch, that was
the wrong time, if she had had dyspepsia
or indigestion and taken Spring Blossom
that would have been the right thing am
the right time.
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 nur citizens with
meats aa far back as the memory of man
reaches, ho is acquainted with tho their
needs and wishes and has made a practice
of catering to their wants. Ho buys only
tho best and healthiest stock in large num
bers and thereforo his patrons arc assured,
when purchasing lrom him, that they re
ceivo tho most wholesome meats at reason
able rates. Thu place, corner of Nine
teenth find Poplar, should not be forgotten.
THE BOSS PUMP
Is the best cistern pump ever used, It
purifies the water, carrying several gallons
. - -1 I 1 .1 ! ..1
oi air i ) tint uouoin oi me cistern w every
turn of the crank, cannot get out of order,
is noiseless and cheap. Hundreds of thein
arc in use and in no case would the pur
chasers do without them. Send tor price
list or call and examine them, at our luni
office. Lancaster & Rice, Agents.
Thk War amo.no Boot and Siiob Deal
ebb U raging, but it is generally conceded
that tho best place to buy is nt C. Koch's
hoe store-, where' always will bo found the
largest and best stock of custom hand-made
boot and shoes lor tho lowe t prices. We
re dally receiving new goods, and doubt
less carry tho largest stock of custom-made
goods In this city, of the best manufacturers.
For bargains call at C. Koch, No. 00 Com
mercial aveuue, between 5th and 0th streets.
CAIRO AND YINCENNES RAILROAD.
Cairo, Ills., Aug. 27, 1880.
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 anv and all bids.
Koswell Miller, Gen. Sup't.
At the Planters' house a bundle washer.
None need apply unless they cau do tirst
It is hereby announced that Miss Flora
Clay is no longer a member of the Free
Benevolent Order of America, Lodge No. 1.
Jane Wins, President.
Avis Robinson, Secretary.
Just received at The Bulletin office a
stock of paper especially for "Hektograph
TO THE MERCHANTS OF CAIRO.
A young man of industrious habits and
good moral character desires a situation as
an apprentice to some good mercantile
business. Drugs or dry goods preferred.
Certificate ot character, etc., furnished.
Address W. R. Williams,
New Columbus, Ills.
ELECTRO-VAPOR AND MEDICATED
These baths are giving universal satis
faction as a certain and speedy cure tor
rheumatism, ueuralgias,dyspepsia, constipa
tion diseases of the liver.uterine ailments.
scrofula, lead and whiskey poisoning etc.
They are extensively patronized by our
very best citizens all" who will testify to
their great efficacy in removing disease1
The healthy take them to keep well; the
invalid to get well. These baths are ad
ministered daily at the office ot Dr. .na
rean, 14) Comercial avenue between 8th
and 9th streets. A lady is in attendance to
receive lady patrons.
September .7th to October 9th.
The Illinois Central railroad will sell ex-
... . . t . l 1 -
cursum tickets at greatly reuueeu rates.
This is the only route running two daily
trains. The only line tnat runs sleepers
through tram Cairo to Cincinnati without
change. J. Johnson, Gen'l Agent.
J. II. Jones. Passenger Agent.
DEMOCRATIC MASS MEETING.
AT DC QUOIN, SEPTEMBER 3D, 1880.
Tho Illinois Central railroad will sell
excursion tickets at one akl
($2.30) for round trip. Tickets good
going on all trains. September 3d, and
good to return on until the 4th inclusive.
, . t . r 1 n- . . .. .
A. 11. HANSON, ueu t russ acui.
James Johnson, Gen'l Ag't, Cairo.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Noticed in tuee colnmus
ten ctnts per line,
eactt insertion. Marked
Alderman M. J. Howley left for Dixon
The first of September brought with
it tho usual army of collectors.
Mr. Chas. Pfifferling has gone to St.
Louis.He will return in a few days.
"Between tne av.is" cigarettes, whole
sale aud retail, at F. Korsmeyer's.
Mrs. C. Yost, who has been quite ill
lately, is slowly improving.
Miss Emma Rearden, daughter of Co!
Rearden, left for Loretta Mo., yester
Mr. Duff Green, who has been absent
from this city for some time is litre for
The little daughter of Mr. Harry
Walker was yesterday reported to be dan
Our police courts and officers had a
holiday yesterday. '1 hero were no "cases
that demanded their attention.
Dr. W. R. Smith will probably leave
for Dixon Springs with his little sonAhis
morning, who has been ill tor several
During the absence of Mr. Burnett,
Mr. A. J. Alden will have charge of the job
department of The Bulletin. All orders
for job work should be given to him.
Job work, all kinds, up stairs over
Taber's jewelry store. Alden's job office
The returning southern students to
Cape Giiardeau college will pass Cairo,
by steamer, Saturday or Sunday. They
will be joined here by the Cairo scholars
Mrs. Thos. Wills, of Kansas City, Mo..
formerly Miss Nannie Jcrgci.sen. arrived
in tho city yesterday evening and will re
main here for a few days, visiting her
A dispatch received by Mr. Thos. Wil
sou from Hon. John H. OLerly yesterday
states tins .Mr. u. wil' be In tins city on
Saturday. He will probably remain here
Dr. W. R. Smith and two sons; Capt
W. P. Wright; Mrs. Wright; Mr. J. W
Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. Burnett, the
weather permitting, will go to Dixon
Springs, via the Cairo and Vincenncs rail
road, this morning.
CAIRO BULLETIN: THURSDAY MORNING,
Capt. Shields has been honored by
being appointed one ot tho marshals at the
great mooting of the Democracy to be held
at DuQuoin on tho 3d lust.
Dr. D. II. Parker who has been absent
from tho city for the'past four months, visit
ing in Ohio, returned to tho city yester
day, apparently improved and benefitted by
--'Between the Acts" cigarettes, whole
sale and retail, at F. Korsmeycr's.
Tho brick work of tho Waverly house,
on the corner of Sixth aud Commercial is
rapidly approaching completion. Had not
the rain interfered, yesterday evening
would have seen the third story finished.
If you have symptoms of chills or jaun
dice, or bilious complaints of any kind, go
to Geo. O'Hara tind buy a Forbes' Liver
Pad, No. 1. It is a sure cure if worn accord
ing to directions. Ask for Forbes' Pad
Tom Horn, for a long time past in the
employ of Messrs. Goldstine & Rosenwater,
accepted a position with C. R. Stuart, the
Eighth street dry goods merchant, and
went on duty yesterday morning. Tom is
a first class dry goods clerk; one who will
make friends wherever he goes.
We are glad to say we own a cow a
good one but sorry that she has developed
one failing. She is a kleptomaniac. Yes
terday morning she came up an hour late
with a six foot rope on her horns that she
ha I stolen from somebody's barn. The
owner can have it returned to him bv call
ing at this office or sending us his name.
The rain last evening interfered seri
ously with the plans of the Garfield and
Arthur clubs of Cairo and Mound City.
There was to have been a grand rally at thi
latter, placn in which all Republicans from
various parts were to have taken a part, but
the unexpected rain knocked the entire pro
gramme into a cocked hat.
Mr. D. L. Davis sal family left yester
day afternoon for Chicago, where he will
make his home. He has gained, during
his stay in this city, the respect of every
one with whom he had any dealings and
takes with him the good wishes of the
entire community. We join with the
throng in wishing him success in whatever
he may engage in his new place of resi
Last evening about six o'clock aserious
accident happened to Maj. Hinkle ami
family. They had returned from the bur
ial of the Major's mother at Ilinkleville.
Ky., and were coming up the levee in a
hack from the ferryboat "Three States."
when one of the hind wheels ot the ve
hiekle broke, precipitating the occupants,
consisting of Maj. and Mrs. Hinkle and
two young ladies, upon the paved ground.
Mrs. Hinkle received some serious injuries
and the rest of the party were all more or
less scared aud hurt. No bones were
A thief attempted to effect an entrance
into a dwelling on Nineteenth street, be
tween Commercial and Washington, night
before last. He was working at the shut-
t .rs of one of the front windows when he
was discovered and captured by the occu
pant of the front portion of the house, who,
after giving him a thump or two in the face,
released him and the fellow made himself
scarce as quick as possible. He had, how
ever, not gone a great distance when the
occupant of the back portion of the dwell
ing appeared on the scene, scantily clad,
and, while he flourished an immense un
loaded horse pistol, lustily cried "police."
But those gentlemen not putting in an ap
pearance, quiet was restored soon utter
wards by the gentlemen aforesaid "turning
in" to dream of murder and arson.
Jimmy Fitzsimmons, a boy about thir
teen years of age, and a step-son of Mr
McNitF, who keeps a stand on Ohio levee,
met with a fearful accident yesterday
about noon. He wus in the uct of climbing
aboard of the Str. Mary Houston from a
barge which was swinging in towards the
boat when his left leg was caught between
the boat and barge and shockingly lacerated.
The flesh was torn from the bone, laying
it bare eight or ten inches from above to be
low the knee. The sufferer was released as
soon as possible and carried home. Dr.
Parker was called, who dressed the wound,
and gives it as his opinion that, according
to present appearances, amputation is not
necessary, and that the patient will be all
William Self.-, the partner of Dr.
Clark, was yesterday morning nt 3:30
o'clock found dead in his bed by his
partner. He had been ill for three days
and the jury found that hfs death had been
caused from affection of the heart
or some other cause to the jurors unknown
The gentleman composing the jury
were, Wood Rittenhousc, foreman
O. A. Osborti, Wu F. MtKee, R. II. Cun
uhigham, G. . hitlock and M. J
Buckley. Our readers will remember Mr
Selfeastho fleshy old gentleman of full
face and heavy mustache, who, in walking
about our streets, invariably had a pipe in
his mouth and a catio in his hand. He
roomed with Dr. Clark in the large brick
building on Ohio levee, near the corner of
Fourteenth street, which is owned by the
The Democrats of this county, aud
many good Republicans are thoroughly
aroused over tho action of John R'evc an
joe uooamia iniuaozing tne colore ! men
Into signing pledges by which they agree
to vote the straight Republican ticket.
When the action of these men first leaked
out when It was first mentioned on tho
streets that they had secured signers to such
pledges mentioned on tho streets it was
regarded as an unfounded rumor, circu
lated to injuro Mr. Reeve's chances
for re-election. But aiuco Joe Ro
barts, in tho Pulaski Patriot, has
himself admitted that tho report was
true, Republicans as well as Democrats
have been loud in expressing their indig
nation and openly declare that men who
will resort to such action shall not Itavo
their support. In the last issuo of his
paper Joe Robarts says: "Every person
present at that meeting pledged himself
anew to stand by tho flag of their country
and vote the straight Republican
ticket.'" And again ho says : ''We have
no't heard of any Republican
complaining of Mr. Robarts, or
any other Republican, for secur no
pledges from the loyal people to
stand bv the cause that was fought
for from 1801 TO 1803." What
can be plainer that those sentences?
In therhe boldly and defiantly admits the
charge admits it in a manner that argues
that he believes his action right and justi
fiable, but the indignation of men of
his own party has already exhibited itself,
and will teach Mr. Robarts and Mr. Reeve
that while the usual mode of electioneering
is approved of, their action in this regard
will receive the condemnation it merits.
But these men, in their bolduess
aud anxiety for success, have stooped
to actions even more despicable than the
one above referred to. They have even in
duced men to swear with up lifted hand
that they would vote the straight Republi
can ticket. It may be argued by the oppo
sition that they have done this because
they were fond of a joke and did it solely
lor amusement. But this reply will be in
sufficient, since they knew too well that the
poor, ignorant beings whom they placed
under oath would regard their oath as sa
cred and would not violate it, even though
it was not administered by one in au
thority. We dislike to publish
these facts which seriously reflect upon
the character of Mr. Reeve and uislike to
offend a man for whom we entertain so
high a regard as we do for him but
the statements above made come to us so
directly and lrom so many reliable sources
that we are entirely satisfied that no in
justice is being done him by their publica
NO YELLOW FEVER.
The steamer Grand Lake which was re
ported to have a sick pilot aboard who,it was
apposed by some, was atilicte 1 with yellow
fever, arrived at this port yesterday after
noon, but before effecting a landing was
met by Health Officer Orr with Mr. Chas.
Nellis' tug. The officer made inquiry as to
her sanitary condition, and Henry Hart, the
sick pilot.who had almost entirely recovered,
was pointed out to him as he sat on the boiler
deck in an apparently healthy condition.
The boat then landed and Dr. Smith, who
had been engaged, boarded her. He
found but one kick min aboard and he
was a rouster who had been an inmate of
the hospital here not loag ago and
who had left it and shipped on the Grand
Lake before he had entirely recovered. Dr.
Smith, after making a thorough examina
tion, pronounced his ailment malarial
fever and had him conveyed to the hos
nital. Several members of the crew left
the boat here but not on account of fright
As is well known, there is a3 much differ
ence between malarial fever aud yellow
fever as there is between day and night
there being nothing contagious about the
former and it very seldom causes death.
We may say here that the board ol
health at it' meeting held in Alderman
Rowley's office night before last, agreed
that since the steamer Raven was not permit'
ted to land at Memphis she should not be
permited to land here. The board is de
termincd that no risk shall be run, and in
structed the health officer to keep her from
our wharf under all circumstances. He
yesterday telegraphed to Dr. Mitchell, at
Memphis, enquiring of the condition of
those aboard, and the reply states that the
desired information will be communicatee
by letter. Tho letter will arrive here this
morning, and since the boat
not duo untu tins evening,
our authorities will be in possession of pos
itive knowledge concerning her before she
arrives. But in all probability thero is lit
tie or no cause lor alarm us will ue seen
from the following dispatch from Vicks
burg, published in yesterday's St. Louis
VicKsuuRo, Miss., Aug. 31. Dr. Frank
Reilly, in charge of thu sanitary patrol boat
of the national Itoanl ot health, lias just
returned from tho quarantine station below
the city and furnishes the following:
VicKsuuRo Inspection Station Nation
al Board of Health. Aug. 31, 1880.
The cases taken from tho :ow-boat Raven
have now been under continuous observa
tion for seventy-two hours, and ure positive
ly declared not yell ow fever or other contu
gious disease. C A. Kico, .u. I).,
Inspector N. B. II.
Sanitary Patrol-Boat Bennkr, Na
tional Board ok Health, Vickhulkd
Aug. 31, 1880. I havu personally exam
inod the patients from the towboat Raven
and also tho clinical record of said patients,
and fully concur with Inspector Rico In tho
F. W. Reilly, M. D.,
Ass't Director Medical Inspection Service
Dr. Reilly adds to your correppondent!
"You may say to tho medical profession
that quiuino controls tho temperaturo in
theso cases. Thero is no gastric trouble, no
liscoioration ot tlio eye or skin, no BupprcS'
J sion. no albumen, no yellow fever."
SEPTEMBER 2, 1830.
UE TAKES TUB EDITOR OF "SQUIRE COMINGS'
OROAN" (THE NEWS) TO TASK IN IMS
plain way,and ciets "thuest"op HIM.
Editor Cairo Bulletin:
Once more I must take tho trouble to re
ply to the News, hoping it will bo tho lust
time that I will have to reply to anything
that penny sheet may say, as I do not wish
to have newspaper notoriety. The News
says in yesterday's issue that "Mr. J. T.
Allen, a specimen of colored Democrat, an
nounces that ho is the writer of the letter in
yesterday's Bulletin, and as we have only
the general report to the contrary we give
him the benefit of his denial." Now if I
knew which of tho specimens Mr. Joy al
luded to I would know how to reply. If it
was my Democracy ho meant I can inform
him that I nm no sample of Democracy, but
lull fledged one in all respects, or if it is
my color that he meant, it is true I am bo
twecn black and white, but I think that my
principles are a great deal whiter than his,
as he has proved himself to be the little end
of nothing by attacking me through his
dirty sheet without cause. He has not yet
seen me and does not know whether I am
J. T. Allen or some one else. Now, if I am
a Democrat, it is a free country. If I
stand in my own light I can blame no one
for it, so for God's sake let me olone as long
as I attend to my own business. If you
mistreat a good dog it will make him J
worthless aud of no account. So I think
the News should find something else to
give its dozen or two of readers besides tin-
name of J.T. Allen, the uneducated Demo
cratic negro. Bat it always happens that
when a Republican carpetbagger emigrates,
his first step is to get before the people:;
then the next is to get his hands into their
pockets and then it is good-bye Mr. Carpet
bagger. So now, Mr. Editor, in conclusion,
will say to the News, that all articles
that have appeared with my name at
tached, I urn the author of, and the
etter signed "Colored Republican" was
picked up at my door Sunday morning,
and printed just as it was written. Now
hope the News will let mo alone and tell
us about Joe Robarts it Co., aud oblige.
Cairo, HI., Sept. 21.
IEITBLICAN POLE RAISING
Hodges Park, III., Aug. 30 1830.
Dear Sir: The grand Republican hoe-
down came off here Saturday the 20th. There
were about two hundred people, of which,
two-thirds were negroes from Cairo. There
were not twenty-live white Republicans on
the ground. There were twohisky stands
and three chuck-a-luck tables to make it
home-like. There was pole raising in the
morning and utter several attempts
to raise it they had to call
on their Democratic lrieiids
to give them a lift. After hoisting a very
shabby looking flag up side town they
walked off without giving it a cheer, but
the Democrats gave a rouser for Hancock.
The meeting was called to order by the
bulldozing baby elephant, Joe Robarts, of
Mound City, who displayed gmd wind and
poor brains. J. R. Thomas ground out Re
publicanism for an hour, and was cheered
along by two drunken negroes. It would
have been better for him and
his party if he had stayed
away. In the evening there was
speaking by several candidates but the
crowd had got too full of Republican whis
key to pay any attention to them. There
was a torch light procession of forty lights
carried by small boys. Several of the old
Republicans here say if they can't get up a
white crow d they had better quit, and I
think as much. Yours truly Duff.
LETTER FROM ST. LOL'IS.
AN OLD CAIROITK GIVES HIS OPINION OF THE
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 29, 1880.
For some time have I wished to write
something ol this "great metropolis of the
west" for the amusement, edification, or as
you would have it, of your many readers;
but time is so attractive and out-door en
gagements so many that it is out of the
question for me to contain myself for a few
moments in thought and patience, to fulfill
my long cherished desire.
This is Sunday afternoon and tho weather
is so disorganized momentary rains, and
the sky covered with thick, heavy clouds,
occasionally rent by severe flushes of quiv
ering lightning, and loud, tremendous claps
of thunder are momentarily heard. As I sat
by my window viewing tho atmospheric
eruptions without, I was seized with lone
Bomeness, and many wero the thoughts that
crept into my mind. I thought of your
lovely little city, nestling between tho banks
ot those two vast bodies of water (the Ohio
und Mississippi rivers), whoso course
to tho mighty ocean are never changed
by timo us are other things. I
thought of tho many amusements and
pleasures, which' the sociability and clever
ness of your citizens afford tho resilient,
and last, but not least, of thu pleasure do
rived from scanning the local columns of
tho newsy Bulletin, whun occasionally I
happen upon it.
Now, of St. Louis. This city which is
termed tho "groat," is "great" and mighty
in some things, while it is a fraud in others.
If wo consider tho many slums of vice and
iniquity, tho dons of prostitution, thieves,
cut-throats und gamblers, St. Louis Is
"great" city. When T speak of St. Louis
aa a fraud I moan tho outside view is de
ceptive, and when tho weary and travel
worn stranger or visitor happens hero for a
day or two, ho only gets an outside view of
everything and ho jumps at tho conclusion
that sho is tho gratidest and greatest city in
the west. Wero ho only to live here for a
time and minglo with tho people, become
acquainted with the ways and habits of its
citizens, lie would easily bo convinced that
everything and everybody here is shoddy
to a greater or less extent.
Tho machinery ot the city and county
governments, as it revolves in the' perform
ance ot its various functions, is set upon by
corrupt party politicians, andj degraded to
tho lowest degree. The judges of the
courts arc in too many instances the tools
of the few who fill their positions, not as
their conscience dictates, but os suits the
wishes and benefits the interests of the
halt dozen or so pot-house politiciays by
whose wire pulling and ballot box btuffing
expertness they not only secured their elec
tion at the polls, but their nomination in
the party caucuses. At tho present time
the papers ol the city are showing up the
ways and means by which certain of these
judiciaries secured their present positions.
You are only to read and opine that this is
only a short and passing glance behind the
political scenery of St. Louis.
I deem it unnecessary to refer to the
cia"y highway robberies and the petty
thievery constantly going on, or the many
Lunken revelries that too frequently re
sult in the loss of life, and have taxed
murderer's row" In the city jail to its ut
in )st capacity. No: you have only tj read
.'tir papers, and when I teil you that they
record a twentieth part of this, I
ieem it sufficient. This state of affairs
can only be attributed to an incompetent
police, who, if they were compelled
to spend a little more of their time on the
street, patroling their beats, and less in the
saloons, drinking with their friends, a dif
ferent state of affairs might exist. St.
Louis possess many good tnd noble citi
zens who would be a credit to any city, but
they form a little community of their own,
and keep aloof from the associations of and
contaminations of the others.
For several weeks past the citizens of sin
and iniquity have undergone a continued
bombardnitnt by a Christian pilgrim in the
peron of Gen. Johnathan Haskell, a broken
down showman. He, with a few female
followers, lives in a large tent, holdirg
three or four meefings daily and drawing
tremendous crowds. No good has appar
ently resulted so far from his lalws, and
the crow ds that go to listen to him do so
more out of curiosity, und in some instances
a desire to bespatter his angelic counte
nance with the refuse ol egg, than to profit
by his preaching, praying and exhortations.
The theaters have been closed for a few
weeks, as is usual in summer, and those of
our people who find amusement only in
visiting them have had to content them
selves in attending the garden concerts and
strolling in the parks. The many low va
riety shows have kept up all sumiuerand are
well patronized by the many degraded
specimens of suspicious humanity, who
claim an abode here. These audiences
could sit apparently comfortable for two
hours with the thermometer running over
and laugh heartily at the ballot dancers, as '
they cast one leg upward, pointing at high
noon while the other rested oo six o'clock.
For the next week we will have Tony
Pastor lad the famous Barnuni, who will
do a tremendous business, as every body is
pining for a first-class show. Following
Tony Pastor, our theatrical managers
promise us the cream of the theatrical pro
fession. As for the newspapers of St. Louis, they
tire as many as they are varied in language
aud quality. Taken as a whole they do
credit to the city abroad, but at homo we
know too well the petty prejudices and
envious malice that influences their mouth
pieces, to properly appreciate their
worth. Among the daily morn
ing papers the Globe, whose poli
tics are despised, leads the van in the esti
mation ot St. Louisons. The evening
journals are two the Post-Dispatch anil
Chronicle a new penny paper lately
started. The Post-Dispatch is an excellent
evening journal that ocknowledges no com
petitor, while the Chronicle is an experi
ment that is rapidly approaching its de
mise. The completion of the work ot the cen
sus enumerators, showing St. Louis over
150,000 short of its boasted half million in
habitants.has made the average St. Louisans
swear copiously first at the enumerator,
who they at first thought performed their
labors in an incomplete manner. Now,
that they know tho truth and that the
figures are correct, they vent their wrath on
the directory man, who, in his eagerness to
keep ahead or apace with Chicngo and
thereby please his patrons, he dreamed
of distant land, ami their inhabitantH.whoso
names he entered up in his "only correct
directory of St. Louis."
Business here has been very dull the past
few weeks, occasioned by the oppressive
heat, but now that the heated season has
about passed everything is beginning to
look up and promise better.
The Knights of Pythias of tho United
States have been here the past week, and a
large military and civic display on our
streets last Tuesday was the result.
Occasionally I see a Cairoito here, who
runs up on "business"ifor a day or two and
then disappears tired and sick of tho noise
and bustle of our streets.
1 should like to go on and tell your law
abiding and God-fearing readers more
about St. Louis, but as this letter has al
ready gone beyond tho bounds at first in
tended, I will closo, promising that should
I find time for another it will bo shorter,
and, it possible, more newsy. Cairo.