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THE DAILY BULLETIN.
HNTKUKD AT TUB P06T OFFIC IN CAIBO, IL
LINOIB, AS SKCOHD-CLABS MATTKK.
LOCAL WKATUEH KKI'OKT.
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SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In thlaeoliiraii.olghteonl per lino for
nmt Bint ftva cent per line each ubsi'iinent lner
t inn. Kor ono month. 50 cents per lino.
All persons, who liavo not paid tlio tuxes
on their real estate, and who fail to pay
them on or beforo Monday, aro hereby
notified that their property will bo sold for
the taxes duo thereon.
Persons, owing personal tax, aro also re
quested to call upon tho sheriff and settlo
immediately, or they will be called upon
by a deputy sheriff.
Jons IIoixies, Sheriff.
P. II. Corcoran is himself again, and
will five a grand ball at his rcsidonco, on
corner of Thirty-fourth street and Ohio
levee, on Friday evening next, Juno Urd,
and cordially invites his friends and all
who enjoy evening of music and dancing
to favor him with their presence. Adniis
h ion 40 cents.
Tvvo Story House
of 7 rooms.all newly repaired, on Washing
ton avenue below Sixth street, for rent.
Price, $20.00 per month apply to
Corner Washington and Seventh
Notice of Dissolution.
Tho partnership heretofore, existing be
tween John O. Ikruurd and John T. Ron
nie, under the btyle of Barnard fc Hennie,
is this day dissolved by mutual consent.
John T. Hennie is to pay all debts ot the
said firm, and is authorized to collect nil
accounts due to said firm.
J. O. Barnard.
John T. IIennik.
Caiho, III., May 25, 1881.
I offer my store and residence, opposite
tho court-house, together with stock and
fixtures, at a bargain for cash. Satisfactory
reasons for selling given. This is tho best
business stand in the city, especially for
doing a country business. Apply to
J. II. Mktcalf.
Choice Northern Butter.
One hundred small tubs of choicu North
ern Butter, put up expressly for furnily
use, for Bale chcapt Q. M. Alden's,
78 Ohio Levee.
lee, Wholesale and Retail.
I am now prepared to sell ice by the car
load, or bv the nound at prices bevout
comnetition. Mv watrons will run to all
parts of the city during summer, serving
ico to customers in quantities to suit.
Orders for car-load lots will receive prompt
attention. My ice is Pure Lake Ice, from
tho Kankakee Ico Co.,Kankakee, III. Tel
ephone No. 03. F. M. Ward.
During the summer season I will run an
ice wagon to all parts of the city and will
insure prompt delivery of pure lake ice to
customers, in quantities large or small, to
suit. Leave orders at C. W. Wheeler's wood
yard, on Tenth street.
Geo. W. Si'ence.
Having made extensive improvements in
the Planters House and being now thor
oughly prepared to accommodate any num
ber of day boarders, we would respecttully
solicit a share of Cairo's patronage in this
line. Our accommodations are equal in
every respect to those ot any hotel in tho
state and, as to rates, wo are ready to com
pete with any ono in the city.
Botto & Gazzola.
Many ralrnads have discarded the old
mane of scales, substituting the improved
Howe. Borden, Sellick & Co., Agts., Chi'
cago. . (3)
Uso the Pantagraph Binder. Covers furn
ished free of charge. No extra charge
over ordinary binding for tho tablets
Furnished only by The Caiho Bulletin
for putting up Letter, .Note, Bill Heads and
other printed stationery.
Use The Caiho Bulletin scratch books,
tor sale at the office, 1200 No. 3 book
leaves to the dozen books. 10 cents each
or $1.00 per dozen.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulsers, salt rheum, fever sores,
etter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns, and
all kinds of skin eruptions. This salvo is
guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction in
very case or money refunded. Price, 25
cents per box. For sale by Geo. E. OTIaha
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Nun Plus Ultra - Havanas, 10
straight, at Schuh's.
Go to tho Floating Opera to-morrow.
Give it a rousing reception.
Mr. II. Block is having bis shoo shop,
on Eighth street, newly painted.
A. J. Bird's floating palaco opera house
at tho steamboat landing to-morrow.
A very large crowd of colored people
wont to Villa Ridge yesterday forenoon, to
attend tho funeral ceremonies of Mrs. Nott,
wIiom remains were taken there for burivl
Tho party from hero consistod ot about
three car-loads, which returned homo in tho
afternoon, ftbout three o clock.
All thoso wishing to spend a pleasant
evening should attend the performance on
Bird's floating opera to-morrow night.
Mr. Phil II. Soup is having the iront
of his confectionery and ico cream parlor
Everybody should attend tho enter
tainment at Bird's floating opera to-morrow
night as it is a No. 1.
A new awning has been erected over
tho Golden Grotto at tho corner of Eighth
street and Commercial avenue.
The best performance that our people
will have an opportunity to witness, will
undoubtedly bo given by Bird's floating
opera to-morrow night.
Mr. Patrick Corcoran has applied for
the necessary license and mado other prep
arations to start a saloon on tho corner of
Thirty-second street and Ohio lovoo.
To-morrow evening tho Hibernian fire
compauy will meet in its hall to elect a
new president, Mr. Al. Susanka, who had
occupied that office for somo time, having
Bird's new bIiow comes highly recoin
mended by the southern press wliero they
havo been playing for tho past eight
A noticoof interest to all persons still
owing taxes, personal or otherwise, will bo
found in special locil column of this issue
of The Bulletin. Sheriff Hodges desires
immediate settlement of all debts duo the
We have from this date abolished the
the cheap advertising column in TnE
Bulletin. Wo commenced it hoping to
induco people to advertise more by offering
at a nominal price. It was a failure and
we drop it.
A. J. Bird's Floating Opera-house will
be at the landing to-morrow. His enter
prise has met with flattering success
wherever he has been, and will undoubted
ly call out a crowd to-morrow evening that
will test the seating capacity of tho hall
large as it is.
The merchants along the south sido of
Eighth street, between tho avenues, are
forced to make some needed improvements
by the narrowing of the sidewalk on that
side. The awning supports aro being set
upon the curb-stone and, in many instances,
replaced by new ones.
Mayor Thistlewood yesterday received
a postal card from the fire company of De
catur asking if there would be a fire com
pany's tournament in Cairo on the Fourth
of July to which other companies would
be admitted and what arrangements for
transportation could bo made
Night before JaBt tho committee on
general arrangements for tho Fourth of
July celebration met in tho Arab fire com
pany's hall for the purposo of discussing
the work that has been dono and that is
yet to be done. The meeting was highly
interesting. It was decided, among other
matters, to expend about thrco hundred
lollurs in fire works alone.
Yesterday's real estate record for Alex
ander county, as shown in tho office of Cir
cuit Clerk Irvin, consists of ono deed, as
follows: John M. Lansden and wile to
Mary AnnArtcr; special warranty deed,
dated May 30th, 1881, for lots numbered
twenty-six and twenty-eight, in block num
bered four, in the Third addition to tho
city of Cairo. Consideration one thousand
three hundred dollars.
Elsewhere will bo found a communica
tion of somo interest to everybody and of
special interest to persons afflicted with
troublesomo telephones. That there is
much reason for loud complaints against
tho telephone cannot bo denied; but
neither the officers here, nor the instru
ments, are to blame for the bad manner in
which tho system works at times. Now tho
ailment seems to lie chiefly with the call
wire ; formerly it lay with a number of
privato wires. But all persons whoso in
struments aro in bad order now will havo
tho satisfaction of knowing that
in a few days a force of ex
perience! men will bo hero to give
tho entire system a general overhauling.
In tho mcantimo Mr. Kent, tho manager
here, will do what ho can to lessen tho
evil and has already ordered a thorough
inspection of the wires with which tho evil
bccius to rest.
The most conclusive proof that on tho
Fourth of July Cairo will see tho largest
crowd of pcoplo that has gathered hero lor
many years past, may bo recognized in tho
fact that all the railroads and somo of the
steamboats running into tho city have de
cided toreduco rates from points not too far
away from Cairo. Thoso public convey
ances so fur heard from to this effect, aro
tho Illinois Central railroad, which will run
nn excursion train from DuQuoin at half
faro; tho Iron Mountain railroad, which
will run a special train from Poplar Bluff at
half faro; the Cairo & St. Louis railroad
will give special rates from Murpliysboro;
the Cairo and Vinconncs road will run an
recursion train from fcCarmi; tho steamer
Gub Fowler will roduco rates from Padu
c&h and way points and tho Anchor lino of
steamers will do likowiso from Capo
Garardeau and intermodiato landings.
Other boats from below aro expectod to fol
low tho cxamplo of tho Fowler and the
Anchor lino steamers, all of which will
promiso a grand gathering of pooplo hero
on the national birth day.
CAIRO BULLETIN: WEDNESDAY MORNING,
Monroo Purcell, tho Cairo man, who
escaped from tho Anna asylum and came
back home, has boon quietly
making tho rounds of tho city
ever sinco his arrival horo. Ho
spoko to a number of citizens in a very
rational manner, giving no evidence of
mental disease. In conversation with
Marshal L. II. Myers he said that he had
not broken tho temperance pledge which
ho took some years ago, showing that his
memory of tho past was good. He said
also that he intended to go back to Anna
when ho got ready; but would like to stay
hero a few days longor and had written
to Doctor Wardner, asking permission to
do so. An officer from the asylum came
yesterday and when Purcell saw him, ho
recognized him and went with him to tho
train quietly and quite willingly. Before
leaving, however, ho told the marshal that
ho intended to ask for a discharge from tho
At a meeting of a number of citizens
held in the hall of the Hibernian firo com
pany on Sunday evening last the question
of assisting tho Sisters of Loretto academy
to finish their building was taken -under
consideration. About sixty men belonging
both to St. Patrick's and St. Joseph'i
churches wero present. Mr. W. C. Mulkey
was elected president; Mr. Dennis Foley
sesretary, and Mr. T. W. Lehigh, treasurer
A subscription paper circulated among
thoso present was signed by noarly all
present and calls tor ono
hundred and twenty-nino dollars
The best of feeling prevailed throughout
tho meeting and there was a very genera!
desire to assist the sisters in their effort to
re-establish themselves. Several committees
were appointed, among which was one of
general arrangements to assist the Bisters
at tho fair und festival, in caso they con
cludo to give one, ana another was ap
pointed in each ward of the cit) to solicit
subscriptions from tho citizens of Cairo
These committees will soon be out among
tho people in pursuanco ofthe purposes for
which they wero appointed.
The following note, which came to hand
yesterday inside of -a crate of fine straw
berries, explains itself and also Explains
tho exceeding good humor in which the
proprietor of The Bulletin has been since
Please accept , this trifle" 'Tis all
havo to offer thee," as tho crop very sud
denly failed both in size and quality.
Respectfully, Mrs. 1). Green
Cache, May 30th, 1881.
The Bulletin is thankful to "Mrs. D
Green" for her kindness toward it.
On the 00th of May Mr. J. R. Cunning'
ham, the city attorney of the city of Cairo,
by tho will of tho people but apparently not
by the grace of God, filed a petition with
Circuit Clerk Alex. II. Irvin asking the
circuit court, which convenes this morning,
to issue a mandamus against tho city coun
cil and clerk of tho said city of Cairo.
llo sets forth in tho petition
that at the recent city election he was a can
didate for the office of city attorney of the
said city of Cairo against William E. Hen
dricks; that ho received seven hundred and
ninety votes and William E. Ilenricks re
ceived seven hundred and twenty-six votes;
that on the S2d day of April tho city can
vassed the vote cast and found that tho
votes cast for the candidates for tho office
of city attorney wero divided as stated by
the petitioner; but that they refused to de
claro him elected and that the city clerk
refused to issue to him a certificate of
election. All these thincs beinc
true tho petitioner prays tho
court to take cocnizanco of
them, and that it issue a mandamus com
pelling tho said city council to dcclaro tho
vote cast for tho Baid candidates for the
olhco ot city attorney at tho recent city
election, and compelling the city clerk to
issuo a certificate of election to tho said
petitioner. This is about tho substance of
Mr. Cunningham's petition and it will
como up in the circuit court to-dav,
uui ii no expected that the sea
i . . . . .
of troubles had ceased to heave in mighty
billows around him, and that ho would havo
smooth sailing into tho lucrative position of
city attorney of Cairo, he certainly did not
consiaer tho caso in all its bearings; for
yesterday ho received tho following missiye
from the corporation counsel of tho city of
Cairo, which explains itself:
Cairo, III, May 31st, 1881.
Mr. J. It. Cunningham:
Siu: You aro hereby notified that un
less, on or before tho meeting of tho circuit
court ot Alexander county, Illinois, Wed
nesday morning Juno 1, 1881, you dismiss
tho petitiou of mandamus filed by you
against the city council of tho citv of Cairo.
Baid city will, on tho meeting ot Baid court
on salit Wednesday morninc, movo tho
court to annul tho order heretofore -mado
by said court, permitting you to practice
ex-gratia before said court, under tho im
pression that you would soon thereafter bo
able to procure a license, and which, for
want of a sufficient knowledgo of tho law,
was subsequently denied you by tho appel
late court; under and by virtue of which
said permission, you havo, without any li
cotiRO as attorney at law, and, in open
violation of tho Btatute requiring
such liceuso and the penalties thereby im
posed (chapter 11, Sees. 1, 4 and 11), not
only illegally UBsumed to practico law in
tho Btato of Illinois, but, by folding your
self out to the public as an attorney at law,
induced the voters of city of Cuiro to cast
their votes for you as city attornoy for said
city, by reason of the falso and void election
thereby resulting; and now turthcr seek to
install yourself into offiooasrity attorney.
and put said city to further annoyance and
expense by your said mandamus suit.
Citt ok Cairo,
Bv Wm. B. Gilbert,
Corporation Counsel of said city.
THE CAMEL'S BACK IS BROKEN 1
A COMMUNICATION THAT DID NOT COME OVER
THE TELEPHONE WIKK8.
"Oh, for a lodge in somo vast wilderness,
where I might throw my telephone and
tear the squeaking wnthiug wires from their
socks and hurl the tangled mass into
oblivion, and load the lifo of a christian once
again. I was happy and it was music that
filled my bouI, when over the wires como
tho mellow and courteous voice of our de
parted friend nuff. It was a pleasure
then, when tho elements wero under your
control and tho telephono played sweeter
music than bands of angels could play. I
bowed beforo my "phono" when salutiug
a lady at the other end of wire. I smiled
and smiled again that sweet smile of sat
isfaction that ono smiles when ho is get
ting his money back. But alas! tho elec
tric fluid is escaping. It is running wildly
in the wrong channels. Tho wires aro a
jungle, a swerveringghastly wreath of mess
that look down on you, and haunt you
with their horricd orgies. There is no cen
tral office; it is cheaper to have none. And
with it, too, is gono tho swoet lute of
Bounds that in by gono days used to enri
hate from tho electric gong, to toll you
that your order would soon bo executed
All 16 gone. And wo stand beached on
tho brink of despair fcastinc upon idle
promises that would starve a crow to death
and upon which we havo fed so long, We
almost wish that we were a resident of New
Madrid, where telephones are unheard ot
Just how long we can stand this mental
strain and nuisance we do not know, but
we do know that the telephone has been
keeping bad company of late. That is the
management part of it. Understand me
I blamo no one that is not to blame. And
right here, let mo say that tho office corps
hath done its duty well, considering the
tools thev have had to work with. But
they cannot do it all, would
to cracious thev could, for the
display of energy otherwise is very
limited. But the executivo brain and tal
ent of the establishment is where mad
despair would snatch at its hairs for satis
What must bo done? Wc must have a
reconstruction of wires, and let the good
work co on until every wire is put into
thorough and lasting repair. If this sys
tem can't be made to work beyond a possi
bility of the least hitch in years to come,
give us another system, one that will not
tail us, but will work perfectly, as it does
elsewhere. Let us have at least two per
sons in the office by day, one cannot exe
cute orders promptly enough. Do away
with the Idea of a $30.00 man to 'tend wires
and patch up broken places, and give us a
good electrician, a man that understands his
business, and can adjust a wrong with the
least possible delay. The thing has been run
"on the cheap" just about long enough. Wo
are tired of being trifled with, and if you
gentlemen of the Telephone Co. won't step
forward immediately and protect what
might be our valuable telephone system
why we say out with tho useless boxes,
sooner the belter unless some guarantee is
given on which we can base future opera
tions. we are ncamiy tired ot promises,
and assurances of repairs being done on the
10th ot tho month. That don't help our
case of to-day. What we want is reality
and lota of that in shape of reconstruction.
Gentlemen of the telephone, como to tho
front and satisfy us that you mean business,
not child's play any longer, if you want us
toBtand by you in tho future. But some guar
antee of good taith must be made and that
soon or your Cairo branch will bo a thing of
tho past. Step to tho front and let us hear
you say your twinkle, twinkle little star
etc., and send a copy to Beach for him to
file away with Williamson & Co's com
In Lsquiro Robinson s court yesterday
morning Louis Parker was tried for assault
ing one Georgo Taylor. Parker was found
guilty, fined five dollars and costs and sent
to the calaboose for nine days.
A warrant was issued for tho arrest'of an
overgrown bootblack named Jim Cretch
low, who threw a rock which struck a httlo
colored boy in tho head, cutting him some
MollieGaspen was brought beforo Esouiro
Osborn yesterday, charged with using
abusive language She was fined five dol
lars and costs.
Mr. Johnson, of Villa Ridge, was in tho
city yesterday. To keep himself posted in
Cairo news ho called on The Builetin and
subscribed for a yea,r with orders to "keep
it going forever lasting."
Mr. C. Hanny left tho city yesterday for
tho far wcst,in search of a lortuno. Ho had
severe, luck in Cairo. May ho find tho ol
cct of his search speedily and abundantly.
Mr. C. W. Whoeler, who has been severe
ly afllictod with inflamatory rheumatism,
was a little better yesterday than tho day
Miss Jonnio Pattison, ono of the hii?li
school teachers, is reported ho quito ill.
Miss Jonnie Vassoll, of Paducah. Kv
was in tho city yesterday.
JUNE 1, 1881.
190 Commercial Ave. between Eleventh and Twelfth Streets,
' Is very
Now is the time to give him your orders to get work well
and promptly done.
ALL KINDS OF FURNITURE REPAIRING DONE
neatly and satisfactorily.
GIVE II I M A O ALL,
A. BLACK'S Shoe Stove,
ON COMMERCIAL AVENUE, BETWEEN EIGHTH AND NINTH STREETS
largest Shoe House in Southern Illinois.
Ladies' Buttoned Shoes, Goat or Kid, per pair $2 00
Ladies' Philadelphia Make, worked buttonholes, per pair 2 7o
Ladies', Misses' and Child ren'a Serge Shoes, per pair f,0
Ladies' Kid or Goat Newport Ties, Kid Lined, per pair 1 (10
Children's Sole Leather Tips, Buttoned, per pair 1 25
Ladies' Cloth Top Buttoned Shoes, per pair 1 75
Children's Slippers, any style, per pair r;r, r,
Ladies' Kid Opera Slippers, per pair i 25
Fine Goods in Proportion.
Farmers in Northern Illinois are get
ting anxious for rain.
The Peoria Daily Freeman has chang
ed hands, Cochran, one of tho proprietors,
A boy named McAboy died of lock
jaw a few days ago, resulting, as supposed,
A scam ot coal thirty inches thick has
been discovered at Downs, 111., only a few
feet below the surface.
A new boat ot the St. Louis and North
ern packet line has named the "Gem City"
in honor of Quincy.
From March 1 to date Chicago pack
ers havo slaughtered and salted 704,000
hogs, against 1,074,000 for the correspond
ing period last year.
James Gorman died at Mendota, Fri
day evening, from injuries received while
attempting to turn a sommersault in
freight car in motion.
There is great dissatisfaction with tho
work of the contractors on the new higl
school building at Joliet.
The Valley Chronicle is the title of
new weekly paper at St. Charles, 111., of
which J. W. Duraut is the publisher.
The Moss Bank coal mines at Danville
were sold on Suturday last to the Ellsworth
Coal Company for $100,000.
The Ch icago bank clearings last week
foot up $37,070,801.41, being about f2,.l7,'3,
000 more than for the corresponding week
I ho little eighteen-month-old child of
Mr. Patrick Allen, of Springfield, came
near drowning by falling head foremost into
a tub of water.
The post office at Orville, in Pope coun
ty, has been discontinued and persons Ii v
ing in that place must now go to Golconda
for their mail.
A new steam ferry boat arrived at Gol
conda, Ills., some days ago and will proba
bly bo run between that village and tho
Wm. Barnard was run over by a train on
the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy road at
Mendota, Friday evening, having his right
eg cut off at the knee.
A negro named Edward Wilson shot
another negro named William Burton, in
trie neck at Springfield on the 29th inst. A
woman was at tho bottom of it.
Each eighth day of May all tho bells in
Iighland, Madison county, aro tolled in
memory of tho Suppigcr family who per
ished on tho steamer "Schiller" in 1874.
Miss Magirl, of Pooria, mysteriously dis
appeared some days ago and was found in
a field by parties who scourod tho country
in scearch of her in stato of partial mental
The Bouthorn Illinois Medical Assoc!.'
tion will hold its annual mooting in Car
bondaloon tho 15th and 10th of Juno.
Ion. W.J. Allen will deliver the address
On Saturday morning a man named Jno.
O. Rughard was found dead in his homo
in tho town of Harlem, near Froeport. Ho
iad commited suicido by taking a doso of
A boy somnambulist named Kepler, aged
11 years, at Decatur, walked out of a win
dow in his slooping room on Friday night,
falling a distanco of 15 feet and breaking
his arm in two places.
A COOKING BT'JVE for ale. with twolron pom
two hake pan and tw gnihlle: will bo cold
for ten dollars. Auly at Ilulletlu office.
lOK RAI.E. At a bargain, a good hugey and
1 adille hore; alco a guoil top liuntywlih liar
ncM and ontllt romj. tu. For funlirr particular
Inqnlro at my rvldenr on I ron atrixt, third door
cait of high chool hulldlnir
Sunday, Juno 5, 1881
ON THE STEAM EH
The crew of the Three Sutra will (five a prand
excanion on that day to our neighboring city,
The boat will leave Cairo at 8 a. m., lauding at
Bird's Toint, Fillmore,
WickliflV and Norfolk.
Arriving t Columhut t 11:11) a. m. Iletunilna
will leave Columliin at 4 p. ru., arriving at Cairo
A new rtimr I belnft laid on th foreraMl of the
boat that will be eoual to that of any dancliiu hall
In Cairo, "
The Anna IlraM Band and a OntxltM airing
band h been engaged fur the occanlou.
FA HE Foil THE KOUND TIUP.
fleiitlemen. $1 fii; Ladle and Children. 50 cent.
Ticket will he for ale at I'hil Hanp-, C. 11.
Stuart and I'aul Hchuh'elgirtore.
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