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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
TAX PURCHASER'S NOTICE.
To each and every of the peroni berelualUT lumwl - d to ny tnd til ntlior pvmont Interested:
You trH herul) uolllltM tlmt t le of uHtt ill lw couutjr of Aluxmidi-r tuil xtulu of Jlltnoli,
lield ii ilia .mitliwriterly diMir of tint court bou In Ihu city ol Cairo, In xald count v md.tate, by tun
rouuty collector of mid county, ontlia duya and ut Ilia limit biTulimlmr ipcclllcd. K. Culler and C. A.
MarelillUon, rknn of K. Culluy 4 Co., omame tho puivliiwmrii uf tlio rel etulu liLTaluafUtr dutcrilied, nil-naU-d
In aaid county and atatu, Tor tliu 'atea due and unpaid tturcou for lUo uevarnl yuan aa Mow let
lorlu,;inife!hir with pi-ualtlen and coxtx duo thereon; aald real fatal being taxed In tbo name of tbu per
oo orpcrwJii" rfiecllveljF below tut forth, to wlt:
In wboio name taxed. Date of tale
JMoaea V (Joodmau AiiMiitl 11, In'.M lV.tt nu of Ii 14 1
Caleb A Miliar September 4, 1TI loT I-! H7-1 MT7-lK7it twofaw ....,.. H 14 1
WdiW White Keitfnil.-rl7. IsrViafO-lMTC-IKTH liwof B ...... l 14 1
Cbarhi A Hvei'bcr.,..Heleiiilier IT. Iu'ti 1H7S teof uw 19 lit 1
Ctaarlri A Hcechcr....H. ptcmber IT, 1K71I ltfH Uo(i 1 15 1
John Knillh pteinlw IT, In II 1S77-1M7S eofw Sll 15 I
J HTIiitfli v Soptoinber 17, lHT'J 1 S7I-1STTV-1 K7V-1 MT7-1 M'. x wofnw ........ lit 15 I
Clalboruu Wlnaton.. Bcplvmher 17, ls7!i l97MH77-lM7b ai 51 1 0 at.rea aft
aw of tw HI 15 1
J II Tlnt'ley HupUmborl7, 1H-M l.t IK7V1HTIHK77 -1S7H US of liw 6 (i 1
M PmiiillU Johiwoii. September 17, 1KV 1(, l-IS75-l7t;-IM77-lH7H e H of w 6 Hi 1
WmSWallaca eplemberl7, 10 IH7MH78 W of nw 1 Hi 1
Win H Wallace Heptenilier I7.1K7H M77-1M78 w Id Hi 1
I'liarlm Hackett Hepletr.ber l' )"V 1K77-1 7l W V, of no 14
CharleiHarkett September 1. 17 1S77-1HVS M of tie...- ....... M 14 3
CkarleaKarkett .September 14, lM7l 1ST7-1S7S ft of l ai 14 U
l.liarlca Harkelt hepurniher l', 1H7 1H77-IH78 lie of uc. 3 H i
W-llace helra........ .hi pieiubrii, lH7t ISV7-H7H n4 U Hi
Wallace bulra Beiteinber!, I-C7-1H7 M , 4 18 x
II ft. K A Whli mora Jt Co, Hept'r M, 1H79 .lJ7M87ft-iarMK7a 'Xol IT a
AUOwiwr' Uir...HptmUri, 171 ' -. l-CH " w or tw . IX 14 3
A I) Si i I) Lerch.... .tii-pwmhcr jr., 1m7i 1HT7-1K7S teof aw i 14 8
A I) & .1 I) i,ivch.....HeoU mber 1H7I H77-1HT8 ne of aw Ul 14 3
Win Itlliy September K ' l CHS'.l lt7VlH7li-lH77-lh78 ni'ofne 2 14 8
Wm II Ureen Weptomber i. 1N7 1K77-KS aeof e lil 14 3
John A Durham. Keptembor IS- 1H'-V l1 two! aw 1 15 3
tr W H lla.kinx Heptember 13, u l77-l7i nw of no 1 15 3
Claiborne Wiimlon....Hepteuber 1. 1-7'J 1H7H lie of ae M 4 15 3
A U Walermau September 1, l7!i 1S77-17 tie of ne 15 3
John A Durham September 11. l'i IhtH !;ofw 13 15 3
John A Durham September 13. In7 ltf nwoflW 13 15 3
Haumim Thompaou.. .September 13. IK7H 1 !77-K. B HI acre w pt of aw. . .. 15 15 3
KauaoinTlninipaoii. ..September 13.K3 1-S77-1S7S a7 50-lm arrea a pt lot
l'lueofle Hi 15 3
lanoniThnmpioii... September II. IK'i lHTT-Ks bb - i!l 11 3
Kaiiaoui Thouiuitou.. September 13, l"?l H77-1S7S 4 Sn-H acrea aw pt
nw t nw 'II 15 3
John A Durham fiepteinte r 13. K'l 1-TS neofuu i3 15 3
John A Durham ..H pleiulier 13, H7tl li7it liwofliw !il 15 3
And that the lime allowed by law for the redemption of each of the abore described tracta of lm.d will
expire In two yearn from the date of mile thereof aa above respectively tut forth
c.A. iiK illLDON, Crmol E. Cullev fo.
Cairo. 111., May Hth, 1SH1. I'urchaai r,
1 KNEItAL DKLIVKKY open i :i . m.; eloaei
I :.! p m.; Sunday: S to V t. m.
Money Order Department open tt 8 a. m.; dotet
i' 5 p. in
Through Kxpreaa Mailt via Illlnolt Central 3:40
MlaolMlppI Central lUllroada cloae at 9 p. m.
Cairo and Poplar Bluff Through and Way Mall
cIihl at 1 p. in.
Way Mall via Illlnola Central, Cairo and Vln
cennea and Miaa.MippI Central lUllroada cloae at
1:45 p. m.
Way Mall for Narrow (Jauce Hnllroad cloact at
H So i. m.
Cairo and Evanavilln 111 ver Route cloaea at '
p. in. daily (except r'ridav).
Mayor-N. It. Thiatlewood.
Treaaurer Kdward Dvxonla.
Clerk-lunula. J, Kolev.
CounaelorWm. B. Gilbert.
Marahal J. II. Kohlliantt.
XIAHU Of aLDIIIHII.
Klral Ward-M. J llowley. Peter Saiip.
S.woml Ward -David T. Linear. Je.e II iukle.
Third Ward-BKhert Smith. 11- P. He.
Poiirth Ward-Cbarlea' O. PaMer. Adolph Swo-
"p'.fih Ward-T. W. Halllday. Krneat B. I'ettll
clrruit Jmlce-I). J. linker.
Circuit Clerk -A. II Irvln.
County Judire -H. S Vutuiu.
Co'inty Clerk S. J. Iluuiin.
County Attorney-J. M. Damrnn.
Cmiiitv Treaurer-Milea W. Parker.
Sheriff -John llodirca.
l orotier-K. Piirerald.
County Comnil-Kloncra-T. W . Halllday, J.
(illib and famuel Ilriley.
CAAKD BAPTIST. Tempera ice hall on Tenth
Jttreet; preachlnn flrt and third Suudaa lu
eac'. mouth. 11 a m. and 7: p. m j 'y' -
llLHCII OP TI1E KKDKKM KK iKfilacopal)
Vj Fourteenth atrcet : Suuday Morulnij prayer
10 30 a. in.; evening praycra, 7 :3D p. ni.; Sunday
achiKil ttttu m. Friday evenlna prayer , :i p. m.
1-IKST M1SSIONAKY HAITIST CUI'IICII.
r Preachlni: at in:3(i a. n... p. m., and 7:t p. m.
Sabbath achool at 7:3tl p. m Kev. T. J. Shore,
It'TIl KHAN Thirteenth itreet; aervli.et Sab
j balhl:i a. m.i Sunday achool 2 p. m. Kev.
K nappe, pastor.
MKTIIUDIST-Oor. Kluhth and Walnut atreeu;
1'rtarbliiir Sabbath Hi:.i a. m. and 7 p. m.i
prayer meeting Wedneaday 7::W p. m.j Sunday
School, a. m. Kef. Whlttaker, paator.
IJltKHBVTKHlAN -Klisbth street; preaching on
Sabbath at ll:uu a. m. and 7:3np. m.; prayer
meetliiK Wedneaday at Ttp. m.; Sunday School
at 3 p. m. Kv. H. V. Ueor-e, pwtor.
rT JOSEl'U'SHHoman Catholic) Comer Croa
O and Walnut atreeta; aervloe Sabbath 10:30 a.
ai.; Sunday School at i p. m.; Veapera i p. m.; aur
rice every day at 8 p. m.
ST. PATKK'K'S (Homan Catholic) Comer Ninth
lrcet and WaahliiKton aveuue; aervlco Sab
nal h 8 and l a.m.; Veapera S p. m. J Sunday School
t p. m. aurvlcua every day at H p. m. Kev. Miiaienuiti
Y). E. W. WIUTLOCK,
t)Ffiei-No. i:W Commorclul Avenue, between
BlKhth and Ninth Street
jyt. W. C. JOCELYN,
UPKICK-Kluhth Street, near Commercial Avemi.
QE0IM1E II. LEACH, M. 1).,
Physician and Surfwin.
Special attention paid to tho llomoopatlitc treat'
meiilofaiirKlcaldleea, and dlaee of women
"'oillce:' No." 10 Kti;litli atreet, near Commerclnl
avenue, Cairo, III.
YCUM &, RU0DER1CK,
STAPLE and FANCY
WnBhinBton Avonio, Cor.
OAIHO - - ILLS
what yenra taxed
Part of taction
Keaily now, to fnrniah and deliver K'K In any
(naiithy bolh wboleaale und retail, and at
IiOCK BOTTOM 'HirK.
I repecifully aollclt the patrm ape or all my old
frlemln and a many i.ew oiu. and iiiarHiiteeihem
Kalirfactiun. JAt UB hl.fcr..
JOHN S PRO AT,
PKOriUETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Joe.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON.WELI
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Loads a Spoeialt.v.
car vi g k :
Cor. Twelfth Street and Leree,
QAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE -V5 STATES.
On and after Monday, June 7th, and nntll Inrther
notice the ferryboat w ill make trlpa a follow:
Liavita liavr Liirxt
FoatKourth at. Mlaaouri Land's- Kentucky Ld'(f.
8:00 m, 8:3()t. m. 9 a.m.
10:ncia. m. 10:3)a.m. 11 a.m.
2:1)0 p. re. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5;00p.m.
2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Jp.m
STOVKS AND TIN WAKK.
gTOVES! STOVES I!
AIL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES,
Manufacturer ot and Pculor in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
AM, KINDS OP .T0I1 WOUK PONE TO OKDEB.
NO. 57 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo, . . Illinois
(f W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
constantly on nana
At Seventy-five cents per load.
At one dollar per load.
Thn 'trlmmliiK"r coarae hvlnR nd make
thehett aitmrow wood f'CioklnR purpoaa well
a the chapt vt aold In Calm. Por black,
eoillh'a nau lnwUlnRtlrea, they M ne.aalleil.
Leave Your order, it the Tenth atreet wood vrd.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY It,
Coiniiu'icittl Avenue and Eighth Street.
P 0KOS4. president.
P. NKPP.VIce l'recldeiit.
H. WKl.l.', Caxluer.
T. J . KEltTII, AH.i.tunt Cuahler.
P. Uroaa. Cairo; William KIiiro. Cairo;
Peter NelT. Cairo: William Wolf. Cairo:
C. M. Oeierloh, Cairo; ! O. Puller, Cairo;
K. A. Under, Cairo: J. Y.Cltmaon, (.'nledonla'
II. Well. Cairo.
AUKNKHAL IIANKINO J5i;siNEH8 DONK.
Kxrbanife aold and IxuiL'bt. Inb reat baid In
the bavliiif. l)e artiiu nt. Collertloli mudu and
all bualnea promptly atteudi d to.
rpHK CITY NATIONAL BANK
W.P. IIAU.IDAY, l'realdent.
II. I,. HAI.I.IDAY, Vice Prealdenl.
TUUS. W. UA1.I.IIJAY, Cai-hier.
t.araaTaTATUtR, w. p. nLi.mr, '
himh t. HAU.imr, n. u. ci nkinoham,
a. ii. iUJAit(PN, aTxeiiXN Ruin,
:i. n. rANHKi.
Kxchanire, Coin and' United States Bonds
BOUGHT AM HOLD.
Depotltarccolved and a eeneral l.anklbR bnalneaa
U"EW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
Tho Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY.
(JOOI)S SOLD VTERY CLOSE
C. O. PAT1KU fc CO.,
!r. Nineteenth atrcet 1 f'lil'ft Til
Coiuiiierclal Avenue J vtlllU, J 11,
7. w -
S 5 5?
FLAVOlUNd KX I'MACTS.
Natural Fruit Flavors,
Prepared from the choicest
Fruits, without coloring, poison
ous oils, fields, or artificial
Essences. Always uniform in
strength, without any adultera
tions or impurities. Have gained
their reputation, from their per
fect purify, superior strength
and gunlitg. Admitted by all
who have used them as thei most
delicate, grateful and natural
flavor for cakes, puddings,
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo
Makert of Lnpulln Yeast Genu,
Dr. Prioe'a Cream Baking Powdor,
and Dr. Price's Unlqno Perfumes.
ll'e make no second grade goods.
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
sold by bakclay brothers.
Large Stock. Fresh Goods
Just. Kecciveil. Prices Lower
than ever. BARCLAY BKOS.
Mr. Webb White ret'uruoil homo yester
Mr.O. I). Wilds ami wife, ot B!ntl-
fille, Ky., were in Cairo ycsterJtty.
Prof. Will Emery has cone to Charleston,
Mo., to piny for Hilly Heel's miustrel troupe
there, lie will reluru to-morrow.
The little son of Mr. Tim Gorman, who
ling been down with a severe attack of men
ingitis, appears to be now slowly improv
ing. Messrs. Kit and William Rudtl and their
mother Accompanied the remains of Mr.
Negly Rudd to Evunsville, Thursdny morn
IJSt OP 1RTTKK8 REMAIKIXO UNCALLED
POn IN THE POSTOFKICU AT CAIIIO, ILL.,
PUIDAY, MAY 13, 1881.
Alexander, Lizzie Addlir, Josie
Brown, Sophia Barnett, Mary A
Bans, M Ila"ley Boucum, Elvira
Carter, Ilattie Crawford, Maud
Elliott, Mollie J Kurrell, Francis
Iligahaus, Maggie Hampton, Bull
Hull, Emalino Hill, Caroline
Johnson; M II Mull, Ida
Morton, Mnggio McGee, Katie
I'hyno, iManah 1) Pocker, Martha
Riley or Kilev, Mrs. Smith, Mury
Sanders, Pattio Williams, Chnrlottie
Axley.EP Admire, S II
IJrown, C i Barry, Geral
Brener, E Barry, J A
Bullock, John Black, R L
Brown, lteede Byrd, William
Cain, A W Crow, Jr, C
Chase, Charles E Clark, C Hardy
Clark, Harvey Cueillis, I
Elder, J a Fioher, James
Grecnburg, Elija Givens, John
Green, Frank Hatch, C P
Howard, C R Hampton, Henry M
Holcomb, Ironiy Haws, John F
Hopkins, Jamie Harrison, John W
Harrison, Kiley Jcirerson, Charley
Jacobs, Clemense King, Eunice
Miller, A B Messenger, rlerman
Moore, John McFudden, F M
Meehan, William Monce,Xick
Maker, Allen Nichols, George I)
Newsom, II C Newsom, Cay
Patton, C W Petty, Win
Palmer, Emry I) Pepers, R W
Quigley, J W Rud, Frank S
Rhinchart, Geo Richardson, Ed P
Stone, A J Sullivan, Daniel
Stewart, Green Fouthworth, G R
Southmisth, G R ShnlTher, Jack
Sherd, John Shiver, Joseph
Sullivan, Mike Thompson, A 0 P
Thompson, Ellicrt Taggart, Dr J P
Van Easy, H C Walcott, Albert H
Wootlwnrd, C C Walk, Frank C
Wilkes, II U Ward, Jisnie
Ward, J A Wooster, M L
Persons calling for the above mentioned
will please say advertised.
t Geo. W. Mckkaio, Tost Master.
The Niasara Suspension Bridge.
The Niagara Falls (fnzette gives tho
following sketch of tho history of tho
great suspension bridges:
'In 184H Charles Kllet, ft brilliant
rather than a profound engineer, built
tho first suspension bridge over tho
Niagara, on the sito of tho present
railroad bridge. Tho bridgo was only
for carriages and foot pas.'tigers. Tho
towers were of wood, and tho roadway
was only about six feet in width, just
wide enough for ono team. Mr. Kllet
in the beginning had offered n reward
of $5 to the first person who should get
a string over tho river. Tho next windy
day a largo number of boys nssemblod
on tho bunk with kites, and boforo
night ono of them, Iloman J. Walsh,
then a boy 13 years of age, landed his
kite on the Canada side and received
tho promised reward. By means of
this string larger cords, then ropes, and
then iron cables, small at first, but in
creasing in size, were drawn across,
until the largo cables wero thus stretched.
This strueturo served as ti most excel
lent auxiliary in the construction of tho
present bridge. This was built by
America's great engineer, John A.
Roebling, and has always been con
sidered ono of tho greatest of his works.
It was commenced in 1852, and the first
locomotive crossed in 1KM. Tho iron
basket now hanging under tho railroad
track near tho American end of tho
bridgo was first used by Mr. Kllet, and
in it tho first person wlio ever crossed
tho chasm alive, and of his own freo
will, wa9 then crossed over. Thero is
an old Indian tradition that a resisting
chief was onco carried to tho opposite
sido by a largo bald headed eagle, who
swooped down on tho great warrior, as
ho lay in ambush on ilia ground, and
boro nim over. Ladies havo crossed in
this bosket Tho suspension bridgo by
Brock's monument was built in 1850 by
T. E. SorreL Tho Ico jam of istiij tore
tho guys from tho rocks to which they
were fastened and before being re
placed, a terrific galo broko the road
way, sevorod tho suspenders, and loft
tho strueturo dangling in tho air. Tho
now suspension bridge, as it is called,
was built in 1808, tho cable being car
rlod over in Winter on tho ico bridgo.
Its length is over 1,'JOU feet, or a full
quartor of a mile, from outsido to out
sido of tho towers, and it is tho longost
suspension bridgo in tho world. Mr,
Kllet will bo recollected as thn origina
tor of steam rams on tho Mississippi
during tho lato 'iinpleasantncss, '
which had a marked effect on tho war
in that section. Ho was wounded dur
ing tho attack upon Memphis, and diet!
from his injuries, after having com
pletely destroyed tho Confederate tleet
that had attacked him.
Muuntkd varnished, and paper mnps of
Cairo for sale, At The Bulletin oiTko.
Life's Brief Candle-
Tlds "death" business is a strange
afl'uir. Hero we sit, smoko, chat, aud
discuss with a friend to-day. To-morrow
we read of his death, and next day
send flowers to ills funeral. What is ft
that goes away from us? And being
out, where does tho thing go to? It
doesn't seem exactly fair to put a fol
low here with faculties and chances,
and just as ho begins to seo how to use
the ono and improve tho other to tako
him away again. Wo had no choice
about coming, and we have none about
going. So where's tho free agency idea
coming in! Joe Howard.
It is pitiful to witness tho condition
of tho sun. Tho groat fire-ball is in
intense commotion. His surfaco is
seamed and scarred in every direction,
with black spots that Indicate tho dia-.
turblng elements at work in his chaotic
mass. Occasionally, for a day or two,
tho blemishes disappear, and tho glor
ious king of day snows a faeo like a
shield of glowing gold. But tho aspect
rjuickly changes; spots come nulling in
all directions and assuming nil forms.
They appear singly and in pnirs, and
again in groups aud rows. Immense
groups break up into small ones, and
small onesjiinite to form great chasms,
into which half a dozen worlds might
bo dropped and thero would still bo
room for more. Sometimes the soots
are visiblo to the naked eye, ami at
that timo a good opera glass or a spy
glass will nntko them easily perceptible.
Hundreds tf observers all over tho
world watch tho sun's faco every clear
day, and keep a record of tho number
of spots, their size, and tho direction in
which they move, for as tho sun turns
on his axis they turn with him, somo of
them remaing for months without much
change, some taking on new forms and
some disappearing entirely. Very little
is.known of this mysterious sun or tho
spots that are visible more than ninety
millions of miles away.
Onco in about eleven years tho sun
takes on his present sun-spot phase,
and wo arc approaching tho maximum
of disturbance. No ono knows tho
csuiso. Some believe that it is plan
etary attraction, some that it is tbo fall
of great masses of meteoric matter, and
somo that it is the result of internal
commotion and tho rush upward of
gaseous explosions in comparison with
which our fiercest volcanic eruptions
are but tho llieker of a flame. Besides
tho sun-spot agitation, tho gaseous out
bursts aro marked and vivid. Tho
tongues of llatno or rosy protulterances
aro darting forth in all directions and
bearing their testimony to tho solat
commotion. Mr. Trouvolot, of Cam
bridge, who makes daily observation ol
the sun's chromosphere, gives a graphic
description of a remarkable solar pro
tuberance that ho witnessed on tho 10th
of November. When first seen it was
largo and complicated, extending up
ward from the sun about a hundred
thousand miles. Three or four towrs
after it had developed into liugo pro
portions, extending far out into space,
and vanishing gradually to regions
where it could not bo perceived. As
nearly as it could bo measured, it
reached a height of over a quarter of
tho sun's diameter, or about two hun
dred and thirty-livo thousand miles.
Such a protuberance hurled upward
from the earth would almost reach tho
moon! Two Imnrs after, tho whole
structure had toi lapsed, and was only
about eighteen thousand miles high.
Observations like this givo an idea of
tho mighty forces at work in tho solar
orb, and mako observers long for tho
timo when a satisfactory solution may.
bo found for this mysterious periodical
solar disturbance, ho intimately con
nected with tho meteoroglcal condition
of the earth.
Ciinibrliltfi'iiort (Mum.) American l'rotetiuit.
Mr. A. Baylcy, tho well-known druggist,
00 1 Main street, this city, was the first to
sell St. Jacobs Oil here. Ho informed us
yesterday that it was the most popular rem
edy ho eyer sold, and that it coukl not fail
to retch the peoplo everywhere.
Wit havo just received gomo copies of
Minday school library books, published by
David C. Cook, of Chicago, tor 5 cents
each, which aro n wonder for cheapness
Schools may now havo a library of 101)
copies for llvo dollars. Mr. Cook wiilsend
full catalogue free.
A Heavy Swell.
Jacob H. Bloomer, Virgille, N. Y., writes:
"Thomas Lclectiiic Oil cured a badly
swollen neck and soro throat in forty-eight
hours. My wife was also cured ot a huno
foot in twenty-four hours. Paul G. Scliuli,
To all who are suffering from tho errors
and indiscretions of youth, nervous weakness,
early decay, loss of manhood, etc., I will
send a recipe that will euro you, free of
charge. This great remedy was discovered
by a Missionary in South America. Semi
a self-addressed envelope to tho Rev. Joseph
T. Inman, Station 1), New York City.
Bad blood always causes trouble. It
may be a family fight or ImmIh, pimples,
itch, tetter, &c.. but no matter, "Dr. Lind
Scy'B Blood Searcher" is tho curo all.
Aptku all, A gentlo purgativo is the best
means of curing headache, liver complaint,
biliousness, &c. Use "Sellers' Liver Pills."
Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Restorer is tho
marvel of tho ago for all Novo Diseases,
All fits stopped freo. Bend to 0!U Arch
street, Philadelphia, Penn.
Women that havo been bodriddun for
ycAW havo boon entirely cured of female
woakncRg by thotiso of Lydia 12. Pinkliam'
Vegetable Compound. Bond to Mrs. I.ydin
E.Finkham, 2M Western Aveuue, Lyiut,
Mass., for pamphlets.
SERIES NO. 275
Canon Clry (Nev.) Apt'tU.
Yesterday afternoon, when the lawyers
in Justice Cary's Court were wailing
for tho verdict fn a petty larceny ensu,
Attorney Soderbcrg related an incident
of his early childhood in Minnesota,
illustrative of tho peculiar customs iu
"I knew an old farmer thero who
owned ten acres of timber land
where millions of pigeons catno each
year Ut roost. They devastated tho
wlicat fields, and tho old coon used to
catch Hie birds in nests and thrash them
out on tho barn floor. Each bird had
three ounces of wheat in his crop, and
it was a bad year for 'Old Thompson'
when ho couldn't ship 1,0(0 bushels of
wheat to market at $2.00 a bushel, and
It ranked A No. 1 when it reached tho
Chicago elevator. If thero had been a
few million moro of pigeons ho would
have cmr pretty near getting a corner
on the Minnesota wheat crop."
"I know u planter down in Alabama,"
said Kittrcll, "who was fully as sharp
as that, lie trained nn alligator to
work up and dowu the river and catch
tho littlo picaninnies that played along
tho bank. The alligator would tako
.tho littlo kids in his jaws and swim back
to thn plantation, It was a dull day
that ho couldn't corral thifo or four.
Tho planter raised 'em carefully, and
when they got big sold 'em in New Or
leans ot prices ranging from .?;i,000 to
.10,000 apiece. Ho was rolling in
wealth when Lincoln's Emancipation
Proclamation was issued, and nfter
that tho alligator never did any moro
worn, l no man is now barely keeping
Doay ami soul together in Washington,
clerking in ono of the Government Bu
reaus at, $8,000 a year."
Judgo Cary evinced tho greatest in
terest in these weird tales, and edged
up to tho group.
"These are curious ynrns, gentlemen,
but I believo them all. I had a dog
once, back in Nebraska that I kept to
"lies pardon, Judire: did you say tho
dog herded lumber?"
"Yes, sir, cottonwood hoards, wo
always keep a dog thero to bring tho
lumber in at night."
Everybody now paid tho closest at
tention, as they knew tho boss was at
"It was this way. Cottonwood boards
warp liko thunder in tho sun. A board
would begin to hump its back up about
0 in tho morning, and in half an hour
it would turn over. By 11 it would
warp tho other way with tho heat, and
make another Hop. Each timo it mov
ed it turned a cotiplo of feet, always
following tho sun towards tho west.
Tho lirsl summer I lived in Brownsville
over lO.Otio feet ot lumber skipped out
to the hills tho day before I had adver
tised a house raisin'. I went to tho
county-seat to attend a lawsuit, and
when I got back thero wasn't a stick of
timber left. It had strayed away into
tho uplands. An ordinary board would
climb a two-mile hill during a hot woek,
and when it struck tho timber it would
keep wormiu' in and out among tho
trees like a gartor-snako. Every far
mer in tho Stata had to keep shepherd
dogs to follow his lumber arouuil tho
country, keep it together, and hIiow
where it was in tho morning. We didn't
need any Humes thero for lumber. Wo
sawed it east of tho plnco wo wanted to
usu it, and let it warp itself to its desti
nation, with men ami dogs to head it
off at tho right timo. We never lost a
Btick. Well, hero conies tho jury," con
tinued tbo Judge. "Tho witnesses lied,
so I guess they will disagree"
Killing a Panther.
At Murphy's place, near tho town,
two goats wero recently killed by a
Panthor, and a sharp lookout has been
kept up ever since for tho animal by
tho peoplo up thero until last Sunday
night. On tho night mentioned Mr.
Baker heard his doer hounds under full
cry in tho distance, and after listening
a whilo attentively, ho found that they
wero running a circle, as their voices
would tlio away in tho darkness, aud
then break out again, clear and full as
tho dogs rounded up, and every timo
tho round was made the circle narrow
ed. By tho maneuvering on tho part of
tho varmint, Mr. Baker knew it to be a
panther. He grasped his gun, and,
notwithstanding tho darkness and tho
danger, started for the place whero tho
animal bail nt last comu to a Ntaud mid
was lighting tho dogs. This was hh
almost interminable jungle of briars,
vines and script, and it was only by thn
breaking of the undergrowih, tho
yelping of thn hounds and tho sullen
growl of tho ferocious beast that 1 ho .
conlliet could he located. Baker drop
pod on his all-fours, and crawling cau
tiously forward, ciiniu to where could
bo seen the immense form of a panther.
Owing to tho noise of the light, Baker
was enabled to got ipiito near without
attracting notice, and, lying full length
on tho ground, ho threw his gun to hii
shoulder and tired just as the punthci
roso with a mighty spring iu tho ait
nnd shot over him, falling dead on thn
other side. -It was a very daring feat
nnd a dangerous experiment, and Mr.
Baker was fortunate iu getting only a
few briar scratches. The panther mea
sured seven feet from tip to tip.
'Tim nnt mil i!ltV.iiittii it n..in1 lii.U.
A 4.V ,v ,llll,)lv.IV.U Klk IllVflill JllllIT-
mcnt in dinerent peoplo Is very small.
There may1 bo much dill'ereneo of opini
on In other things, much diversity of
UlUUIll, Will lUNU! JUKI IIH'IIII, llliu "
variation of habits ami training, mitcu
dissimilarity in tho views taken of lifo
and Its affairs; but when it omnos to a
plain question of right and wrung near
ly nil peoplo agree, whatever bo their
circumstances or however much their
lives niny diverge from their judge
ments. Onco call the attention of uny
fair-minded person to the comparison
of truth and falsehood, honesty and
fraud, justice and Injustice, bcnovolenco
nnd selllshness, In any of their phasos,
and his unhesitating verdict will bo in
favor of one and agalnat tho other.