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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: TUESDAV MORNING, NOVEMBER 23, 1880
Cm DAILY BULLETIN,
' MTKKKD AT TUB POHT OKPICB IN CAIBO,
y UNOIB, AS 8KCOND-CLAR8 MATTKli.
fCIAL PAIMCR OF CITY AND COUNTY.
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JJfABER DRO'8 Manufacturing Jewelers,
i ','tbi. 128 Commercial avc, Oairo, Hi
LOCAL WEATHEK KEPORT.
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Cairo, III.. Nov. as, IHHiV J
lUr. Thar. Uum. Wind. Vel Weather.
'ItyUiimum Temperature. 'JUS; Minimum Tem
:-o uluro lie ; Rainfall 0 00 Inched.
titAlvur, 11 fuel 5 Inched. Fall, 9 Inch,
,acj Sem't Slsnal Corui. U. 8. A.
i??SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
iSv.iotic.ea In thla column, five ccnti per line, each
Make a Note of it.
jrTue best assorted stock ot uooking and
d'ating Stoves, Tinware, Ilar.lwnro, Hoi-
T VU1VVI tt Villi ff14 IWll IJU
im n ,i I'liltiii-f if nli Ann Iki t.uirisf
IVThe "Champion Monitor' is the best
, , k storo in the market lor either wood or
ll'ni. Cun be had only at A. Halley's, 115
i "'mtnercial avenue. ,
fhoso wishing to make an acceptable
jsent for Christmas would do well
o m their orders as soon as possible
ail Man w nii.uiuuiuuttii;i.
I Forty Wcstmiuster base-burners in uso
""jthecity and all give perfect satisfaction.
Tldonlyby A. Ilalley, 115 Commercial
SFor the finest roasts, the juciest steaks,
3 tenderest chops, the most delicious
Jtlets, the best sausages, you must go to
Jed Koehlei s sample room on higluli
teet,where the very cream of the market is
ikwaya to le found
'A pekfkct 8mokc Burner for steam boil-
Borden, Sellock & Co., St. LouiH,
?V New Billiard Saloon.
w Mr. Joseph Steaala has taken possession
Ejlthe building formerly occupied by Mr.
,Hn'l Hartman, on the corner of Sixth
fcjlroet and Commercial avenue, and has
Rablishcd therein a billiard saloon and
vPstaurant. He has repaired the building
1 .Hernally, making changes in tho arrange
ment to accommodate his views and furn
vi'ied it with every comfort that could be
it'-shed for in a first-class establishment,
ad has spaircd no pains to make his place
irie ot tho most attractive resorts in the city,
,Hd invites all to como and see him.
ii Oysters! Oysters!
Mobile oysters will be kept in
tlk through tho season, constantly in
IB:k, and our numerous customers will be
'phed in quantities to suit, by the dozen,
ndred or thousand. Also ffesh Baltimore
Testers in cans, best quality and all grades
jJclose figures. Send your orders to the
ulffster and Fish Depot, Ohio levco, corner
Robkht Hkwktt, Agent.
CWINTKR'bOIJ) RELIABLE OYSTER DEPOT.
""yTlie undersigned would respectfully in
born the citizens of Cairo that we are now
joeiving daily, and the only parties in
JCiro, direct from Baltimore fresh oysters by
tfje can and from the quantity we are re
aving and selling daily we are enabled to
; -1 them for ten and twenty cents per can
than any other house in the city.
j'Soice Standard, full cans, 40 cents;
fVrice Selects, full cans, 50 cents. For salo
. Winfpr'a irrnr.prv. nn KurKfli
r nnf an1 af tlin 1TAt.il Tn WlntnKs
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rjrtiea can always rely upon getting tltem.
II. WlWTKR & CO.
I Electro-Vapor Baths.
.Npure cure for rheumatism, neuralgia, dys
3vsia and alt derangements of the system.
,th rooms, 129 Commercial avenue, over
Ljber'i jewelry store. Terms: Single baths,
?00;bix baths, 5.00. Try them.
W. II. Markan,
Afi For Sale.
Wive lots on on Levee street, above Reed's
gmdry. Will be aold cheap. Title per
tht. M.J. Ho wlbt, Real Estate Agent.
ti; Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
'Jrhe beit salve in the world for cuts,
Jaiica, sores, ulsers, salt rheum, fever sores,
' W, chapped hands, chilblains, corns, and
l kinds of skin eruptions. This salve is
Vraoteed to give perfect satisfaction in
'Sycaaeor money refunded. Price, 25
jit per box. For Bale by Geo. E. O'Hara
DON'T FOPvOET PROF. AL. GROSS
THURSDAY, MOVEMHKR 25.
Evory one should turn out and givo him
the largest benefit ot tho season. Prof.
dross hits been with us for nearly two sea
sons, and during that time has won tho
esteem of all tho inhabitants of our city by
showing his willingness to play for every
bodv irrespective of warty or sect. In nd
ditioii to the regular programme of the
evening, will bo presented a pie-cating
mttch. L'reased noil, etc: also tho Hist ap
pcaranco of Tanner and Ross, the acmo'of
colored song and uanco artists, i roi. u
V. Lemon and Harry 11. Given will also
nroKtmt now music specialties, wencrai
vdmission 25 cents.
The Delta Fire Company's Ball.
The Ninth Annual ball of tho Delta City
Fire company will take place at their
encino houso on Thursday evening
November 23th. Friends of the company
are invited to bo ptenentand injoy them
selves. Tickets, $1 ; supper, 23 cents.
Tho Butchers' Bull.
The butchers of Cairo will give a ball in
Selied'a hall, on Thursdavevenin'', INovcm
her 25th. Boicourt's string baud will
furnish the music, nud a (Swecdish comedy
will be presented by competent homo
talent. Admission, lift v cents. All are
Invih'i 1 to attend. Tne committee of
arrangements are: Ferdinand Kcohlcr,
J. Haller, E. Bucher, Fred Keohler, Jake
Walter and Frank Kline.
Messrs. Burke and Culley, of this city,
will give our merchants a call to day, in
(lie interest of their paper (a noiniay ad
vertiser) to be known as The Cairo Herald.
They aro clever and business young men,
and all will undoubtedly find it to their in
terest ta advertiso with them. Between
fl,000 and 5,000 copies will be printed, and
the same distributed in every town and vil
lage within seventy-five milesof Cairo.
On Thursday evening, November 25th, at
the Presbvteriau church, will bo given a
Thanksgiving concert by the choir, assist
ed by a number of other singers. Admis
sion. 25 cents. Concert to begin at eight
Ribs, Back Bones, Etc.
In Quantities to supply the whole city
and country are now for sale at tho packing
house of llinkle, Moore & Hinkle, on Com
mercial avenue low figures; also leaf and
fresh rendered lard, salt meats, etc., at
lowest market price.
House and lot on Cross Btrect, near the
Hiirh school. House is two-story .has C rooms
and hall and is in good condition Desire
able neighborhood. Price $750.
M. J. Howlev, Ileal hstate Agent.
AT A OUEAT SACRIFICE.
On account of sickness of myself and in
my family, I am compelled to close my
business, and therefore will sell my entire
stock of kike millinery oooDs at a great
sacrifice, commencing to-day.
I have the finest and lamest as well as
the hest selected stock of goods in the
city and all must he sold.
MRS. U. iUCljANK.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Nuticoa in thean column, ten cents per line,
euch insertion. Markert
-"Between the acts" cigarettes, whole- j
sale and retail, at F. Koismeyer's.
-John Riley, a rouster on tho tow-boat j
Baltic, had his arm fractured near the
elbow Sunday evening.
Owing to the floating ice in the Missis
sippi, the ferryboat Three States was able
to make only two trips yesterday.
Manager Walker has secured an extra
good troupe for this week at the Comique.
The show is the best one of the season.
"Between the acts" cigarettes, whole
sale and retail, at F. Korsmeyer's.
Miss Belle Hill, niece of Mr. and Mrs.
II. B. Ellis, who has been visiting here for
several weeks, departed yesterday for her
home, Warsaw, 111.
A subtle suspicion has crept into a
great many breaBts that Mr. Edison is hold
ing back his electric light for the illumina
tion of the millennium.
An employe of the firm of llinkle
Moore & llinkle, pork packers, had one leg
badly scalded a day or two ago by stepping
into a kettle of boiling water.
The fire alarm sounded last night at
about 1 1 :30 o'clock, was occasioned by the
ruins of the old building, which had burn
ed in the afternoon, again catching fire.
Rev. Koan preached again at the Re
form hall to a lair audience last night. The
sermon was, as usual, forcible nnd interest
ing, and was attentively listened to by
What wo really need is a cheaper qual
ity of fine cut tobacco for the use of the dis
interested statesmen who congregate in the
bar rooms and discuss the bent methods of
saving the nation.
Officer Has Martin yesterday arrested
a colored man who refused to work on the
fire engines. He was a citizen of Cairo, he
said, but would not work. He will have
justice meted out to him this morning.
A poet in the Memphis Appeal begins
a poem entitled "My Second Wift," by ex
claiming : "Oh ! ye stars, ye myriad mock
ing stars." Any man who will mnrry a
second time, despite the experience of a
foimcr occasion, must expect to see stars.
Wo see from an East St. Louis pnper
that tho Cairo and St. Louis Railroad com
pany is making extensive improvements in
East St. Louis. Besides erecting a hand- :
some depot, they are making a number of
other improvements and, on an average, '
ore paying three thousand dollars monthly
to laborers. If we mildly suggest
that a few similar improvements bo
made at this end of tho lino wo believo our
citizens would not seriously object.
At a shooting contest for a Smith and
Wesson revolver, which took placo at tho
shooting gallery of Messrs. Scanlan and
Vogt on Ohio Levee last week, Mr, Cleyton
Crosson mudu 110 points out of a possiblo
112 and won the prize.
Wc suggest that our authorities
test the hose, which lias been sent by the
Cleveland rubber company, immediately
upon its arrival here, in order that it may
be positively known that it is of the quality
it is represented to be
Mr. Wm. Emery, who was formerly
salesman at Stratton and Bird's grocery
house, has established himself in the
grocery business near Bird'B point in Mis
souri. Mr. Emery's friends will wish him
success in his new enterprise
A number of engineers, from Paducah,
were in the city Saturday and Sunday last
with the object of inducing the engineers
of this city to join their association by
joining which they pledge themselves to
always demand a certain prico for their
Mil .1 , ' PTM
services, tixed uy tne association, iney
were very succcsful in obtaining members
to their association here.
It was announced from the pulpit at
St. Joseph's church last Sunday that the
marriage of Mr. Malicha Cullinanand Miss
Mary Galvin would take place in that
church on Thanksgiving evo. the 23th inst.
Mr. Cullinan is clerk in the New York
store and a young man of much merit.
Miss Galvin is one of tho bet young ladies
in the city.
In Judge Olmsted's court the follow
ing cases were yesterday disposed of: Two
men for gaming were each fined ten dol
lars and costs. One was given a stay, and
the othsr was sent to jail. Samuel Johnson,
for assault nnd battery, was fined five dol
lars and costs, as were also John Brown,
Albert Frost and Jus. Sherry. Betides
these, a few druuks were disposed of.
By announcement in another column,
our people will sec that a complimentary
benefit has been tendered Prof. Al. Ooss,
leader of the t'omique band. Prof. Goss
eserves a testimonial of no small propor
tion for the longtime he has enlivened our
streets with his fine music, and as his gen
tlemanly deportment and unassuming man-'
ners have won for liim a large circle of
friends, wc predict a crowded huse on
is benefit night.
In another place will be seen the ad
vertisement of the Delta City Firo Com
pany, proclaiming that the company's
ninth annual ball will take place at the
engine house on Thursday evening, the
25th instant. The company is one of the
beBt in the city and deserves a hearty sup
port, especially since the funds thus raised
are to be applied to the liquidation of the
debt they still owe on their engine bouse.
A letter received by City Clerk Foley
yesterday, from the Cleveland Rubber
company states the company has sent another
twelve hundred and fifty feet of
hose. This makes twenty-four hundred
S feet of hose that tho company has sent, and
I both lots are dailv exDected to arrive here.
T,J0 ,)ose which Wfts flrKt geDt . U)0 CQm.
pany, and which on being tested was found
to be of an inferior quality, will bo return
ed immediately upon the arrival of the new
We suggest that the telephone wires
bo connected with the police headquar
ters and the fire engine houses and that the
city council, and the several fire companies,
take immediate steps to accomplish this
purpose. It is unnecessary to argue at
length in order to prove that the police
officers and the fire companies would be
greatly assihted that tho enforcement of
the law aud the saving of property would
be facilitated for this is obvious to every
Just when our streets ought to be
in the best passsible condition
they are in tho worst. There are
only two or three streets that are pas
sable. All the rest are full of holes, and
a loaded dray can hardly be driven over
them. Freight of all kinds is just now
plentiful, waiting to bo moved to various
localities in the city. It will bo moved, of
course, but not with the expedition which
the demands ot commerce require. The
holes should be tilled up as soon as the
weather permits, in order that they
may be passable during the winter months.
Tho butchers of Cairo will givo a
grand ball on Thanksgiving evening, at
Shed's hall, to which the public generally
is invited. The price of admission is
small and this, together with tho novelty
of the affair, will inuure a largo attendance.
This is the first effort that tho butchers of
Cairo have made to furnish the public
with on opportunity for amuscmcut, and
they intend to make tho evening ouo of
unuHiial interest to all who will attend.
One of the chief features will be the rendi
tion of a Swedish comedy appropriate to
the occasion. Good music will bo on hand.
Their notice will be found in another col
Cairo is now again at tho head of navi
gation, the river being frozen over at St.
Louisand all steamboat travel between
that city and the south is now at an end for a
certain length ot times. This stato of affairs
will, no doubt, Boon causo our levees to
teem with water crafts and our wharves to
groan under tho weight of tons of uucr-
chandiBo, which will lie at this point for
weeks becauso of the luck ef vessels to
tako it away. As a partial offset to theso
good results, there will be an lncrcaso in tho
number of our floating population and
especially of criminal characters which
will givo an impetus to onr police busi
A committee has been appointed by
the Mystic Krew to publish an advertising
sheet for tho holidays. The persons com
prising the committee aro old hands nt tho
business, and they propose to get out t
sheet that will pay advertisers to patronize
If they receive a sufficient number of ad
vertisements to pay tho necessary expense,
it is the intention to print 3,000 copies and
distribute them in tho country within
radius of one hundred miles from Cairo.
The preliminaries will be completed in
few days, and canvassers will then bo
around to visit our merchants in the in
terest of the paper, which will contain in
addition to the advertisements, interesting
reminisccucesof old times in Cairo, 'culled
from files of old Cairo papers, and telected
miscellaneous reading. It is to be styled
For several months, and, particularly
since cotton commenced moving, steam
boat owners have been threatened with
a very serious trouble. The trouble
is the unreasonable demands of the roust
abouts in tho matter of wages. At first,
their demands were moderate, but em
boldened by success and the belief that
their services could not be dispensed with,
their demands became excessive and
beyond all reason. They now want from
one hundred to one hundred and fifty dol
lars a month, and often coolly announce
their intention to quit the boats if their
rates are not paid. Of cmirse tho boats
cannot afford to pay any such wages. They
are carrying a good deal of freight, it is
true, but they are not making any money
on account ot the low rates ot
freight. The steamboat owners met in
New Orleans the other day, and resolved
to tie up tho boats rather than submit to
tho extortions of the roustabouts. They
have sent to Louisville, St. Louis and other
points for hands, and may be able to get
ng without the roustabouts in a few
lays. One thing seems to be pretty cer
tain, and tliat is that they will make no
further concessions to the roustabouts.
They feel that they had better stop run
ning their boats than to run them at a loss.
THE FIRE YESTERDAY.
IT DESTROYED A RICKETY OLD BUILDING
WIT II A HISTORY.
At about three o'clock yesterday after
noon, the bells ot our various fire com
panies set up a vigorous clatter, which Bet
the lazy limbs of the idlers in motion and
called ourpcopltjtrom their business houses
and residences into the streets. It was
soon discovered that an old two-story frame
building, situated back of John Saykbcrg-
er's, and fronting on Railroad Strip, be
tween Eighth and Tenth streets, was the
cause of all the commotion, and im
mediately upon this discovery being made,
tho people, impelled doubtless by the
laudable desire to extinguish the flames
and not by curiosity , made for the place as
one man. The engines, too, soon made
their appearance and played upon the
house with the usual vigor, while the five
or six negro families, who inhabited the
building, were removing their furniture
from the lower story. The Arabs obtained
the first water and by the aid of the other
companies they succeeded in saving the
lower portion ot the structure. How the
fire originated is not positively
known even by tho inhabitants, but
the general supposition is that it originated
from a defective flue. The building was
the property of Mrs. A. Neff and was valu
ed at about three or four hundred dollars.
Learning that tho building was a very
old one and that there was an interesting
history connected with, it which Mr. Wm.
Lonergan could furnish, we called on
that gentleman, after the fire had been
extinguished, in the hope ot obtaining
from him the particulars concerning it, for
the benefit of our readers.
We found him at "home" and willing to
impart the desired information.
"I built the house on the corner of Four
teenth and Poplar streets where the
customhouse now stands in 1856," said
he, "and will endeavor to give you the
facts concerning it in as few words as pos
sible. In June, 1858, the water broke our
levee and, as might well be supposed,
created general havoc destroying the
people's stock aud washing away their
houses. There was a heavy chimney on
my houso which, after tho water had risen
nearly to the second story, I concluded to
remove in order that I might be able to
set tho houso afloat and safely anchor it
near tho Ohio levee. With this idea in
view, I commenced tearing down the chim
ney throwing tho bricks out of the window
one by one. I had almost completed the
job, when looking out of the window I ob
served that the house was not where it
formerly stood, and upon examination
found that it had floated to the comer of
Eighteenth and Poplar streets where Jim
Cheeney's grocery Btoro now stands caused
by a strong south wind which was blowing.
My next move was to get it away from this
place, but rapes were not to bo had, and
I considered myself very fortunato when I
obtained a number of clothes lines for tho
purpose These I doubled and fastened to
the house and with the assistance of a nuui-
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berof men we succeeded in pulling it back
to tho spot wlnre Brow's block now stands,
on the corner of Eleventh street and Com
mercial. Here our "craft" touched the
ground ami it was only by the most de
termined efforts that we succeeded in get
ting it over the bar. This accomplished
we landed it where it has stood
ever since nnd wiiere it
was to-day destroyed by fire.
Although of not a very palatial appear
ance, while we were flouting it along, it
attracted general attention and was dub
bed "the floating palace," by which name
it is still remembered by old Cairoitcs."
We expressed a desire to know more
nbout the times of '5S when Mr. Lonergan
continues: "The only dry land wc had
was the Ohio levee. Ben Abbott was
supterintendent of the Illinois Central rail
road at that time, and he furnished each
family with a freight cor
n wuicn to live, l rcmemoer
very distinctly that one day, while walk
ing down the levee, I heard a stranger ac
costing one of our physicians, named Dr.
Burke. He asked the doctor where he
ived, to wnicu the doctor replied, wita a
oiig face and very serious tone of voice
My residence is No. so and so,' (meaning
the number ot the car) and then walked off
with much dignity, 'lhe weather being
very warm, the families roull not put up
their stoves in the cars, and the entire levee
was lined with stoves adorned with two
joints of pipe, which were occasionally up
set by cows and horses that had no other
place to roam. Alter the water fell,
a very rough element congregated
here and we were compelled to eflect an or
ganization for self-protection, after which
all undesirable characters were notified to
leave and those who refused to obey these
orders were forced upon a flit-boat, which
was towed to Paducah by a coal boat."
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER CONVEN
TION. We think that the Mississippi river im
provement convention, which lately met in
New Orleans, ncted wisely and prudently
in confining its attention strictly to the ob
ject for which it was convened. Its influ
ence would have been weakened and, per
haps, wasted had it undertakan to advocate
and press upon the notice of congress and
the country, the various other matters
which were submitted for its consideration.
These matters arc very important nnd will,
no doubt, receive, in due time, the at
tention to which they are entitled.
Just now, however, we are chiefly inter
ested in the improvement of the navigation
of the Mississippi river and its tributaries.
The lower Mississippi valley states have
been working so long and so earnestly for
its measure that they can hardly afford to
agitutc other matters, however necessary to
their interests they may be, until its success
is assured. Of course, the improvement of
the navigation of the Mississippi river and
its tributaries includes the repairing and
rebuilding of the levees of these streams,
because no system tor the
improvement ot their navigation
would bo successful or satisfac
tory which did not provide protection
against overflows. General Gibson's bill,
now beforo congress, meets the views and
wishes of this section, and is, wo believe,
very generally acceptable to the entire Mis
sissippi valley. At the next session of con
gress this bill will como up for action, and
there is reason for thinking that it will be
passed. Tho fact that congress authorized
tin appointment of the Mississippi river
commission, and tho additional fact that
this bill is in harmony with tho report of
that commission, encourages the belief
that it will meet with no very serious op
position. It will not do, however, for us
to relax our efforts in its behalf. Tho
work of tho convention which has just ad-
oiirned must bo supplemented by active
uJd unremitting efforts in every state where
miblic opinion can be influenced in favor
f the bill, and also in congress, where in
CITY OF OAIEO
Supcrior Makes and Styles
-A N 1J-
LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES
The lioss Clolliiiis; House.
different friends must be made active
workers and enemies converted iuto allies.
By wise, prudent and active work wc be
lieve that Mr. Gibson's bill can be passed
this winter. Let all who are interested in
it, therefore, make a supreme effort in it
Wk are of the opiuion that it must be
good, fur tho simple reason that so many
praise it and physicians prescribe it. We
mean Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. Price 23
cents. All druggists keep it.
lOK KEN'T.-Kurtilfhi'd room Kor
r lar inquire uorlhean corner Tenia and
ANTKD -A pirl to ciuk,wah. id Iron, and
T to with enteral hoiuc work. GihxI
waec" toan mii-ii'tit MT.on Apply to
Marean. corner louitecntb alreet and W
YOCUM it HKODERIUK,
STAPLE and FANCY
Washington Avenue, Cor.
CAIRO - - ILLS
NEW YORK STOIlfe,
WIIOELSALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN' TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
C. O. PATIEK & CO.,
Cor. Nineteenth Mrec-ll PilM'fk Til'
Commercial Avonue j I-UIIU, 111.
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FLOUK, GRAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring Mills
Highest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
BTOVKS AND TINWARE.
ALL 80ETS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WOItK DONE TO OHDEK,
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo, - Illinois
gll MUFF'S HALE.
1W vlrlno of an execution baited out of tho
cletk'a oillco of the circuit court of Alexander
couiity, andrtatoof Illluola. and to mo directed,
whereby 1 am com minified to ninko tho amount of
curtain judgment rncuutlyohtnlnud agnlnat Jainna
C. Kankln, In favor of the Soutlm-eatern In
uranca Company, for mo of John (j. Harmon,
receiver, out of Km landa, teneMiunlH. itooila tint
chatlleK or tho raid Jamua C. Itankln, 1 Iiiivh levied
on lhe following deMsrlhvd property, to-wlti Lota
liumhere I twenty five CJ5), twenty-nix twenty
Hevun C17) arid tveiily-eliht (iff), In Cnlro HUIkd
Aaaclallon' Ptih-dlylHlon of liliirk ntimhcreii
four ( I) In the third addition to tho city ol Cairo,
Illlnoln. Therefore, aecordim? to anlil command.
I i"lmll cxpooo for aalo nt public miction, all tho
rlRht. title and Intercut of llin nhovu named ilamei
C. Hiinkln In nnd to the nhovo described property,
at 13 o'clock, a. in . on Thiirxdny the mil day of De
cember, 1HH0, at the westerly door of tho court
hotiao In Cairo, Illlnola.
Dated tit Cairo, Illlnola, Una Ifllh day of Novom
bar. 1SB0. JOHN liODDKH.
' Sheriff Alexander County,