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DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, 1881.
Mayor N. B. Thlatlewood.
Tnwuiurer Kdward Dexonla.
Clerk Ucanlii. J.Koley.
Couuaelor Wm. B. Gilbert.
Marshal J. H. Knhlnaon.
Attorney Wl'llam Hendricks.
UHO Of ALUIKMIN.
jlmt Ward-M. J Howley. Veter 8anp.
Hecond Wrd David T. Llnegar, Hitikle.
Tlilrd Ward-Kgbert fimlth. B. F, Wake.
Fourth Ward-Cuarlea 0. Patter, Artolph Bwo
fifth Ward-T. W. Hallldav. Krneat B. Pettlt.
Circuit Judge U. J. Maker.
Circuit Clerk-A. II. Irvlu.
Couuty Jud(u- K. H Yocuin.
County flora H.J. Hiiintu.
County Attorney J . M. llauiroii.
County IrcaauriT -Milun W. I'arker.
Hliurlff John Hiidir-s.
Coroner K Fll.nerald.
Couuty Commlfstoiiera-T. W. Ilalllday, J. A
Glubs and hamuel Ilrlluy.
TIIK M AILS.
1 1 EN E HAL DKLIVKKY o.cn :) a.m.; tloieii
f Biwtp.ni.; Snuday: 8 ton a. m.
Money Order Depart ment opeu at 8 a.m.; closes
ii d p. m.
Through Express Malla via Illlnola Central 3:40
attaallil Central hUUroada close at V p. m.
Cairo and Poplar Bluff Through and Way Mall
Cloaca at 1 p. m.
Wav Mall rla Illlnola Central. Calm and Vln
cennea and Miss.ssippl Central Kallroada cloae at
itltt p. HI.
Way Mall fur Narrow Gauge Railroad closes at
t:M t. m.
Calm and Kvansville River Ronte closee at i.W
p. m.daliy (except Kriday.
CAIKU BAPTIST. -Temperance hall on Tenth
street: preaching (lrt and third ttuodaya In
eac mouth. 11 a m. and 7:! p . m. ; prayer meet
ing Thursday, ";3M p. "i. : Munday school. Wi.ni.
Key. A. J. UK.iS, Pastor.
C1HCRCH OF TIIK REDEEMER Episcopal)
J Fourteenth itreet; Sunday Morning prayers
1U:3U a. m.; evening prayera. 7 :80 p. m.; riuuday
achool :: a. m. Friday evening prayer 7: p. m.
TMRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHCKCH.
V Pn-achlnt! at 1(1:80 a. m.,p. m.. and ":S0 p. m
Hahuatb acboul at 7 p. m. Rev. T. J. riburea,
JCTHERAN-Ttitrteerith street; service Hah
J bath 1.) a. ni ; Sunday achool 2 p m. Rev.
METHOI)I8T(.'nr. Rluhtr- and Walnnt atreeta;
Preaching Sabbath lli:d() a. m. and 7 p.m.;
prayer meeting, Wednesday 7::) p. ru.; Sunday
School, 9 a. m. Ki'V. Wbituker, pasior.
I)HESBYTEI(IAN Elubth atreet: preaching on
Sabbath at 11:1)0 a. m. and 7:30 p. m ; prayer
meeting Wednesday at 7:) p.m.; Sunday School
at 3 p. tn. Rev. B. V. 'ieore, pastor.
ST.JOSEPH'8-(Riiruan Catholic) Corner Croaa
and Walnut atreeta; services Sabbath 10:80a.
si.: Sunday School at t p. m.; Veapera 3 p. m. ; aer
ncea every day at S p. m.
ST. PATRICK'S Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
atreet and Washington avenue; aervicce Sab
oath i and 10 a. m ; Vespere S p. m.; Bandar School
t p. m. acrvlcea every day at b p. m. Rev. MitAtcnoll
EORGE H. LEACH, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Special attention paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment of surgical d'seasee, and diaeaaea of women
Oltlce: No. 0 Eighth atreet, near Commercial
avenue, Cairo, Ilia.
It. E. W. WIUTLOCK,
Ofriri No. ISO Commercial Avenue, between
Eighth and Ninth Sireeu
pH. W. C. J0CELYN,
OFFICE Eighth Street, near Commercial Avenue.
yOCUM & BRODERICK,
STAPLE and FANCY
Washington Avenue, Gov.
Qt W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
couitantly on nana
At Seventy-Ave cents per load.
At one dollar per load.
Tha 'rlmroliigi"are coaraa ahavlnga and make
the beat aummer wood for cooking purpoaeaaa wvll
M the cheapest ever aold In Cairo, For blaolt
mlth'a uae InaettliiRtlrea, they are unequalled.
Leave your orden at the Tenth atreet wood yard,
hi TJ si r
w Z & jC- v. x w
Sunday, April 10th.
DO THE DEAD RETURN?
Is Spiritualism True or False ?
Evidence of tlie Reality of Aiiparations
"There are more tlilnca In heaven and earth than
are dreamed or In thy pulloaophy."
"A preaumptioua aceptlcinin that rejecta facta
without exaniinatino of tbelr truth, la, iu aome re
pe la. more lnjurioua than onqueatlonlng credo-lily.''-
"Facta are more useful when they contradict,
than when they eupport, received theories.
We propoae to publicly demonstrate the
of Splrltualimu by holding a Krand Spiritualistic
REVIVAL and SEANCE.
Which will aervuaa a Final and Concloalve Proof
of tbeUenuluencaa of Spiritual Phenomena.
Mr. J. M. COLVILLE
The well known and celebrated lulritual Medi
um, will !ive a Religions
Mr. EUGENE FRENCH
And other newlv-develoDed and maiet nowcrtnl
Mediums, w ho invite the closest InveatixatiuD, per
forming all their teata on the lighted atau.
WITHOUT TK VSR OF ANT CABINET!
No Rope-tying! No Handcuffing! No Dark
Entirely New Manlfesta'.lona on the Open Siae in
, run uaeiicbu
The following; are some of the marvelous mani
festations which unuallv take alace in the oeaenee
of these Wonderful Media ma:
A I.AUCB TABLE RISKS AND FLOATS IN
This U-st, which la usually attempted by forming
circle of ladles or gentlemen around the table.
la accomplished by Sr. COLVILLK by simply
TI1E FINGERS OF ONE HAND
on top of a common, heavy wooden table, unaided
v ""z ouirr iure man me innuonce or
spirit power surronniline; him.
M A U V E LO US MANIFESTATION
Never Before Accomplished
A riano Rises Clear from the Floor!
And Is 111 lived unon without a llvlnir anul tmirhlncv
It. SPIRIT HANDS AMI VAClfW ... nl.lnl
sein and and rccoRnlzed by their frienda. Flo were
are brought and passed to the audience by band
MATE I II ALIZ ATION
Forms from the spirit land atmear while Medi
ums aro held hand and foot A committee chosen
from (he andleucu to aeenre the Mediums, and
while in this condition, spirits will materialize and
Dematcrlali.e In lull view of all present, and those
who wish cun abulia lunda with them aa they so
about the hall. Miiril forms walk out in full vlnw
of the audience.
Colville's Wonderful Slate Test.
McssHgca written by an invlslhlo hand beforo the
eyes ot the audience.
Clairvoyance, or Supernatural Vision.
A b'Mik Is niietiod by a nerson chosen by the an-
illenc.ii, at whatever pai'e ho may seo fit, aad Is nad
ny tnu Mudiiiiu wiuiu on tnu stage, without seeing
Tables will lie tinned and susnctidod In thu air.
ami at the same time Spirit raps are distinctly
beard. Musical Instruments will Float In a won
derfully strange manner, playing as they go.
Scores of oilier Tests Equally Marvelous
MM nnl. klltta,..!.... ..fa r..M,
features of this wonderful M,.., M, .,.li..rf
V'i!?.r.?iV!'.nh,'lnR hl" t0 "onvi.y any adeiitalo idea.
lh h .1, K' 'II' w7r" ro e""t"tly producing Now
Itnd Startling Manlfesiut on to convert the sketitl
lY. I J.? ,! ,j, L'.'. h.H' T,ke n one awordl In
"n,,""'""1 "jii"uyour own eyes be an ded
by your your own reason. kiui
WARNING. As numnrons unprincipled partlea
h,lv. c'ff 'lv;jrlloni0Bi., Pin L" or In
,imi, nniKiiiv iiiu a iniiy or lliumtlnu Of fll 1 1 fl 1 1 1 tl IP
the promises contained therein, I would h.Vri v
call Hie attention of a discriminating piihllo t. thX
ny other party
now iiumrn uiu iieiiiiio, ana aiso auto that every
feainre announced In my programme will he tiro,
Radorseil by tlio entire Press of all
cities of America. Everything conducted with a
dignity worthy of Ilia conlldeuco or Literary and
Ladles of this cly can attend, aa Mr. Colvlllo'a
Mann,! ara liatronlr.Od by the elite Of all nrlnrlnal
cities throughout the Union; perfect order and
quiet prevails, no desecration or decision of the
subject, but geutilno tnanlfuatatlona of SPIRIT
AsthernarnnoresiTTcdseaU, Itwlll ho well to
come early to avoid confusion, annoyance and
Doors opon at 7t commence at 8 o'clock. A col
lodion will be taken at the entrance to defray ex
penses. ALL ARE INVITED.
All of our church pulpits will be occu
pied by faithful servants ot the Lord and
able expounders of His word to-day and
all the benches ought also to be occupied,
morning, afternoon and evening, by devout
Calitornia is destined to become the
France of America. Her grape interests
are more important than her gold fields.
She will soon produce all the raisins used
in the I'nited States; the yield this year
will be from 150,000 to 200,000 boxes.
Tennessee, according to a reconsidera
tion of the vote cast upon the refunding
bill taken in the legislature, will pay her
state debt dollar fur dollar, with three per
cent interest. The honest people of Ten
nessee were wild with joy when tho vote
Tho fifty-first conference of the Mor
mon church is in session at F< Lake City.
A few days ago thirteen thousand people
were gathered in the tabernacle to hear
Geo. Q. Cannon deliver a sermon. Dele
gates Iroin Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and
Wyoming were in attendance.
There waa a man In our town,
He waa eo wondroua wlae
lie thought his business would run Itself,
And he didn't advertise.
Well, business was dnll at Arst,
Bnt better times came, and It'a queer.
One day with a rush be aold all his stud,
But the sheriff waa auctioneer . Ex.
The escort for the remains of Senator
Carpenter left Washington for Milwaukee,
on yesterday morning. All but one of the
senators are republicans, but they will of
course be paired with democrats so that
their absence will not effect the pending
contest so far as the relative number of
votes is concerned.
Two hundred thousand dollars are to
be raised for the Atlanta Cotton Exposi
tion, which takes place next October. Of
this sum Atlanta has already subscribed
30,000, New York 25,000, Iioston 25,
000, Baltimore f 7300 and Norfolk 2300,
making in all 110,000, and still the work
goes bravely on.
The anti-monopoly union of New
Jersey nuniliers in iu rank merchants,
lawyers, physicians, clergymen, tradesmen,
mechanics and workingmen. In Hudson
county alone the membership is over 5,000.
It has a square, stand-up fight with the
railroads, which it claims has got New
Jersey by the throat.
The spring municipal elections have
resulted in many unexpected victories for
the democratic party, and only a few de-
feuts. If these successes are an augury of
the future we may hope to reap a lar,
crop of still more importaut triumphs in
the state elections next fall. There is life in
the old party yet, and a great deal of it.
A Los Animas, Colorado, letter ot a re
cent date says that tho region of country
from Dodge City to Los Animus, .crossed
by tho Atchison, Topcka & Santa Fe
railroad, a distance of one hundred and
seventy-five miles, is a great cattlo grave
yard. Tho road runs along the bank of the
Arkansas from Dodge to Granuda, tho first
station in Colorado, where it crosses to the
north side. It is in sight of the river near
ly all the time, and from the car windows
can be seen not less than one hundred and
fifty thousand dead cattle.
New lork is still slow about the
world's fair enterprise, though newspapers
there express a fear that St. Louis may yet
get the prize, and there seems to be any
thing but accord among those who have
tho management of tho big undertaking.
It is admitted on all sides that while it
would be a great thing for New York to
have the fair held there, it would be less
for the general good of the country than
were it held in St. Louis, and it is of much
greater interest to Cairo that it be held
within a hundred and fifty miles of us.
At tho beginning of the last week
Chicago elevators contained 8,0(13,5 IS
bushels of wheat, 1,1 55,01 bushels of corn,
1,443,452 bushels of outs, 13!1,4(J0 bushels
of rye and 1208,125 bushels ot barley, mak
ing a grand total of l;),UG5tH,VJ bushels
against 14,018,055 bushels a week ago, and
15,554,47:) bushels at this period a year
ago. In addition to the above, vessel in
tho harbors were laden with (173,198
bushels of corn. The to;al amount of
grain in Bight in tho United States and
Canada on thu UOthult.: Wheat, 51,413,000
bushels; corn, 14,300,0(10 bushels; oats, 3,
385,000 bushels; rye, 522,000 bushels;
barley, 2,1311,000 bushels.
Avery good suggestion is inado to the
people of tipringlield. Ills., by tho Register
of that city, which, if acted upon, would
serve a double purpose pleasure and chari
ty. It is to inaugurate the custom of
electing a May queen by ballot. Tho plan
suggested is to open poles during the
month of May to voto tor a queen and
with each voto of ten cents, givo tho namo ot
tho candidate nnd tho charity for which tho
fund is intended, ami tho thu vote an
nounced each day on tho candidates, but
not tho object of charity. In this way tho
interest is kept up in tho election, and the
charity having the majority as indicated
takes "tho pot." A largo mm of money
might bo raised for any noblo purpose In
tliis way without much effort on tho part of
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Mr. Charles Burnett, the well known
hack-driver, is dead.
Sheriff Hodges went to the country yes
terday to be gone a day or two.
Miss Annie, youngest daughter of Mr
John Koehler, was reported very 111 yes
terday. Mrs. Nettie Robinson, nee Schuttcr, is
expected here on a visit to her parents in a
Rev. D. J. Bush, of Columbus, Ky., will
be here again Monday evening to lecture
in Reform hall.
Mr. Thomas Home has rwnioved from
Seventh to Eleventh street, into one of the
Miss Lizzie D. Wood leaves to-morrow,
per Evansville packet, for Evansville, Ind.,
on a visit to friends.
Mr. W. II. Rice, tho cooper, who got
married and left Cairo for Philadelphia, has
returned to his old home as so many others
have done before him.
City Engineer Charles Thrupp leaves to
day on his surveying trip for the Illinois
Central railroad company, but not to stay
permanently as some seem to suppose. He
will be gone only about a week or ten
Another party of Cairo ladies and gen
tlemen will start on a pleasure trip to New
Orleans about next Wednesday. So far we
have heard of the loliowiug as being of the
party: Mr. and Mrs. C. W.Bradley, Mr.
ami Mrs. Henry Elliott, Mrs. Mat. P. Ful
ton and Miss Fannie Barclay.
J. M. Colville, the well known spiritual
ist, will appear at the atheneuiu,
to-night, Sunday, April 10th, assisted
by a number of other mediums.
Everything will given in full view of the
audience, and with the lights in full blast,
which is not customery with the spirits, but
will be done by this gentleman nevertheless.
The Charleston News and Courier says:
"Whatever the incredulous may say about
the reality of the spiritual manifestations at
Professor Colville'a seance in the Hibernian
hall last evening, no one. who was present
will deny that he had one of the largest
and most interested audiences of the season.
The tests wero all marvelous. Messages
were written on a slate by an invisible
agency, the slate being in full view of the
audience; water was turned into wine;
knots were tied by gentlemen in the hall
and untied in some way, and several pages
of a book, held by two ladies in the audi
ence, were read by the medium on the
stage. The seance closed with the suspen
sion of a good sized table in the air by the
operator by means of his hands placed
firmly upon the top surface. We have
nevf r seen this feat performed before, and
in our opinion it was genuine. It is a mvs
terious affair, for mechanical means are out
ot the question, and the enquiry is an inter
eating one, "JIow is it done?" It seems to
us to be subject-matter for the investigation
of science not for a religious craze. And
the man who will thoroughly analyze and
explain tho phenoinonon will deserve the
thanks of the community.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER IMPROVEMENT.
Tho improvement of tho channel of the
Mississippi river in our neighborhood and
the consequent protection ot tho Mississippi
river banks along our western border are
matters of so much importance to our citi
zens that we give below pretty full extracts,
in relation to tho subject, from reports of U.
8. officers, having charge of the work of
protection, made to congress at its late ses
IMI'KOVKMi.NT OK MISSISSI1TI ltlVK.ll III.-.
TWKKN TIIK MOUTHS OK TIIK ILLINOIS
AM) OHIO ltlVKUS HKI'OHT OK CAPTAIN
O. II, KUN'VT, t'OKI'S OK ENOISKKHS, OKF1
( Ell IN C1IAIK1K.
Enoinkkr Okkick, United Status Akmv, j
saint Louis, fllo., luly 28, 1880. (
Qkneiiai,: I have thu h olior tn liiimiDitli
transmit my annual reports for the year
ending June 30, 1880.
I assumed diarize of tin w.o-W lift tint
30th of March, relieving Col. James II.
nimpson, uups ol Engineers. I had pre
viously been connected with tlinm nmli.r
Colonel Simpson's orders, from the begin-
ii oil; oi ii iu year.
My reports cover the operations of the
Very respectlullly, your obedient servant.
O. II. KltNST,
Captain of Engineers.
Ilrij. (Iuii. II. 0. Wrioiit,
Chief of Engineers, U. S. A.
UICKKY ISLAND TO MOUTH OK TIIK OHIO.
OneratioilM wnrn RllHiwimlni nlinnf tlm
middle of October, tho appropriation being
exhausted. J he revetment was cxtendud
up stream a distanco ot 2,000 feet. It has
been raised to a hciirht of about 5fi tir
above low-water throughout its extent.
Tho report of Assistant Engineer Chas. 8.
True, who had charge ot the work, is ap-
limited, warned u, to which atteution is
a i i a . '
nviiuu tor details.
The expenditures wero:
13.flt8.no oulilc yards riprap...!'.'! II HI la
j.iiJi.wicorus orusu i HTH TO
Kicavatlon UK) as
Latter, rope.Ac jm hi
Eutiln'rlugaiiil contingencies t art 78
S-J0 f): 17
The revetment at thin Inonlitv
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lengui oi ji4,auu toot, including that por
tion previously covered by tho spur-dikes
ot the Cairo Land Company. The latter
was repaired and strengthened by the
United States. The work wholly new
covers a distance of 10,700 feet built in
1870, '77, '78, and 79. It consists of a brush
mattress covering the foot of the slope, and
a covering of stone above low-water mark,
tho latter extending to a height of about
20 feet above low-water. It is proposed to
protoctthe bank above that level to a
height of about U0 feet above low-water by
a plantation of willows. For this purpose
$5,000 have been allotted from tho appro
priation of June 14, 1880.
When that is done the original project
will be completed and the work will have
reached a stage when it becomes of secon
dary importance in the general scheme of
improving the navigation. The local in
terest desires its extension, and this, while
not of primary importance, will bo useful
to the navigation interests. It would be
injurious to the latter, however, if it be al
lowed to absorb the funds needed so much
more at other points.
It is recommended, therefore, that this
work be separately provided for. The sum
of 50,000 can be expended tn advantnrrA
during the year ending June 0, 1882, if
specially ana independently provided. It
is proposed to employ it in removing por
tions of two of the old spur-dikes, and in
extending the protection about 1,500 feet
ltErOKT OK MU. CHARLES S. TRUE, ASSISTANT
Saint Louis, Mo., January 12, 1880.
Genkkal: The following report of work
done at Cairo Protection and Kaskaskia
Protection during the half year from July
1, to December 31, 1879, is respectfully
Work in progress at Cair Protection on
the 30th day of June, 1879, was continued
till October 14, 1879. The revetment of
the bank was extended up stream 2,900
feet above previous works by sinking rafts
of brush out to deep water and covering the
sloping bank between these rafts and the
steep top banks with a thin layer of stone.
The brush rafts were mostly 70 feet wide,
and the protection ol stone insido tho rafts
was irregular in width according to the
shape of the bank, but would average about
75 feet.. Tiie height to which the revet
ment was carried was about to a 20-foot
stage of water in the Mississippi river when
the Ohio river is low, or a 23-foot stage
when the Ohio has a good navigable depth.
The protection begun during the first halt
year of 1879 was raised to a similar height,
and some additions were made to the work
of former years to repair weak places.
Some work was done to protect the bank
between the spur-dikes placed by the Cairo
About 1,000 cubic yards ot Btone were
taken from the outer end of the up stream
spur, yet remaining, and placed on the
bank above and between the spurs. Of
this stone, 291.70 cubic yards were moved
on a oarge, ana tnc remainder by wheel
A brush raft was sunk just below the
upper spur, and a curtain of brush was
stretched between the 3d and 4th spurs to
break too current of the eddy and induce
dCDOSlt. mis curtain waa sprnrp.l nr rh
surface of the water by a boom of dry logs,
ana tne tree edge ot tiie curtain was
weighted with stone to carry it to the bot
The quantities of material used on the
protection durum the half vear. including
314.20 cords of brush on barces, July 1.
out not lmillilltlL' stone taken from tho
snur-dilcps. wore: nn rnn rinnat-inn nf urn.
. ' i 1
tectum ni'trun in 187'.l. l.StO 10rrrla hnwh
ij,iu!3 cuuic yards stone, and on repairs of
revetment ot iormer vears. iih.4u nnrria
brush, 540.90 cubic yards stone.
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The brush Used was rut hv hi red lulinr
on tow-heads in tlm Mississinni river an it
the stone was quarried by hired labor at
icascci quarries at urays i'oint, mo.
The transnortntinn nf material wnn hv
barges and tow boat, owned and operated
oy tne government.
The new nrntectmn nlr.nfl rlnrinrr rlin
year 1879 covered a front of 7,(i00 feet.
'fit . i t . 1 a ...
inis was ratner ngnt, ana win need addi
tions and repairs when the river shows its
weak places. The revetment will need to
bo raised some when the top bank is sloped
cnoUL'h to carrv stone with sufi-tv. Tim tn.
tal Icncth of banks at Cairo Protection, on
which work has been done, including the
stone placed by the Cairo Laud Company,
a i -.-v. . rrt . .
is i4,'uu icet. tne river is attacking the
hanks below this work, and the protection
may need to be extended some in both
directions. The condition ot the work
when last examined waa mod.
TWO bad nilcs fit Htnnn. fnrnieil hv tho
river washing tho bank back from the two
up stream spur-diKes placed by tne Cairo
j.and company, endanger navigation (lur
ing low water. In the early part of Octo
ber the water over these stones was but two
feet deep. At that time tho width of chan
nel between tho up stream pile and the
Illinois shore was 545 fert. anil between
the down stream pile and the shore 336
feet. A new shore lino was run and stakes
set each 100 foot to refer work to.
LYIHA E. PinkHAM'b Verrntubln Piitn.
pound has rapidly niado its way to favor
among druggists, who have observed its
offects on the health of their customers.
Send to Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, 233 West
cm Avenue, Lynn, Mass., for pamphlets.
"My LIFE." Hald a OTfthfu1 larlu lla.t
a - a-avaui a ! IJ f IIU
been one of intenso sufferini and nnserv
until cured of a disfiirurinir scrofulous
humor bv the Cuticura Remedies." Ask
your Druggists about them if troubled with
Itching and scaly humors,
IN MEM0MA.M. ;
TO THE MRMOBT OP MBTTII BLLBNJ WAKIJl, DAUOH
TIB or MR. AMD MRS. H. WAUSB.
W mlsa her; and who would not
Mlaa oae ao bright and fair!
Her apirlt'a down from this wide world,
Of aln, remorse and care.
But we In heaven may hope to mem.
And Join her at the throne,
Where angels chant their music aweet;
On earth Ood'i will be done.
Farewell, dear Nettle, farewell, i
Since we are bound to part;
And, In the dreary years to come,
We'll miss thy cheerful heart.
Tour words wore ever In the right.
But you're gone above to dwell;
We can but say as a good-bye,
Farewell, dear friend, farewell.
IRISHMEN! ATTEND! I'NITE!
Surely this is a progressive age. Physi
cal science and the arts are advancing
with rapid strides and mental progress is
projiortionatcly developing. Men, no
longer content to be slaves, boldly assert
their claims to the God given rhzht of hu
This boon, which Americans have, for
many years, enjoyed, the poor Irish ara
contending for to-day. True, they never
calmly submitted to the galling bonds of
slavery, forged around them by their un
just and heartless oppressors and crushing
thousands of them to death; but their ef
forts to emancipate themselves have, so far,
proved futile. Fraud and force have, so
far, prevailed over truth and justice. How
ever, "Truth crushed to earth shall rise again,
The eternal years of Qod are hers,"
Ireland's wrongs in tho past were un
known to, or ignored by the outside world
through the baneful influence of her cruel
step-mother, England. But the lijiht is
spreading and freedom's rays bid fair to
dispel at length the darkness, which ob
scured too long the sad spectacle of Ireland
chained and starving from the vision cf
civilized nations. Yes. the otzq of th
whole world is riveted on Ireland to-day
and her cause excites the liveliest and most
absorbing interest among all classes of peo
ple. 1 he Lnited States congress and most
of the state legislatures have expressed
their sympathy tor her in hpr
sufferings, hoping she may bood.
obtain her long-denied birth-right;
and her faithful, would-be libcraters have
the hearty co-operation or good wishes ot
freedom's friends in every land, Irishmen,
wherever found, are determined that their
kith and kin, their flesh and blood,shall be
no longer exposed to the outrages perpe
trated on them tor centuries by the bloated.
gouty, lazy landlords. The land league
objects to poor, hard-working men beine
turned out on the wayside without food or
shelter, if they will not suffer themselves
and their families to starve and irive the
truits of their toil to the absentee lords ot
the soil. Every Irishmen in Cairo makes
the same objection, and every lover of
liberty endorses it.
But what does our mere talk benefit our
suffering brethren? Why not start a branch
of the land leaguo here? It is effectually
paralyzing the un-laws of coercion and tho
arms bill, in this the most crttical period in
the history of English mis-government of
Ireland. Such terror has the league struck
into the hearts or entrails of tho Enclinh
Irish landlords that the whistling of a
small boy at a local magistrate amounts to
"intimidation," for which ho is arrested !
Cairo Irishmen are anxious to aid their
countrymen in the present crisis; but, hav
ing no organization, they effoct nothing.
Therefore, I suggest that they meet this
(Sunday) evening, at eight o'clock, in
tho school rooms of St. Patrick's church,
and organize elect officers, select a Dlaee
for future meetings, cngago speakers, Ac.
As father Mastcrsou knows and favors our
intentions in this matter; and that the agi
tation hero mar assume definite shane. let
it bo understood that all friends of tho trood '
cause may consider themselves iuvited to
attend, as above, '(
And any their say,
Then either stay,
Or go away.
A Female Miser.
rarls Correspondonoo of Now York Evening
The death of tha Prinoivm rln la Mm.
kowa calls to mind thn fr-t. that h
grand-daughter, Madame iViedraan,
who went to jail a while ago wndor the
accusation of forging the old lady's .
name on acceptances, would
got out so long as her ancient relative
lived. It Is no stretch of thn f ann tn
say that the Princess was one of the
most miserly persons ever known. She
uieu iu tne lower rooms ot toe superb
mansion which was presented to her
father, Jaques Laflltte, In the last gen-
ci uuuu uy national auosoriptiun, sou
she rented all the other parts of the
house. She dressed wretchedly, and
her main amusement consisted In play
ing one-cent bazlquo, with her pwn ser
vants. She rarely went out, and when
he did appear in the itreet It was In
tho drosses of twenty years ago. She
left no will, and it la supposed the
Duchess da Persigny Inherits all her
vast property and will hasten to let
Mailama Wind in an nut nf nrlann Ku
paying the creditors and getting them.
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