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For we will now have cold weather, and now is the time to go to tho
First Appearance of
HE HAS MADE HIS HEADQUARTERS
Chicago' Onb-pbicb Clothing House,
and he promises to give the citizens of Cairo
and adjoining counties a
in the shape of
LOW PRICES ON CLOTHING,
Hats and Caps, Furnishing Goods,
Yours Truly. SANTA GLAUS.
M. WERNER, - - PROPRIETOR.
104 Com'l ave.,
THE DAILY BULLETIN
Otflcc : Bulletin Building, Washington Avenue
STUHEU AT THK FOST OFMC IN CAIRO, IL
MNOIfl. AS SB0OND-CLAS8 MATTXK.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITT AND COUNTY
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notices In this column, eight cents por line for
first and five cents vet line eseh subsequent lnsor
liuu. For ona week, 30 cunti pur line, i'or ouu
month, SO ceuta per line.
A. Booth's Extra Selects
at A. T. DoBauu's, 50 Ohio lovoe.
I have already received al my fuctory
a fine Viriuty of furniture that is now ready
for the inspection of the public, and for sale
at close prices. My stock at 101 Commer
cial avenue will also be kept full until Jan
uary 1st, and I desire to call especial atten
tion to my stock of folding and camp chairs,
doll carriages, cribs, tanlcs and chairs.
DeBaun's, 50 Ohio levee.
Two fine lots on Washington avenue, ad
joining TllK BULLETIN office.
Aim, a nice farm of thirty acres, one mile
northwest of Villa Ridge.
M. J. Howlkt, Real Estate Agent.
A. Booth's Extra Select
at A. T. DeBaun's, 50 Ohio levee.
Tie Cairo Casino will hold their four
teenth anniversary ball at Washington hall,
on December 1 4th. All friends are invited
A. Booth's Extra Selects
at A. T. DeBaun's, 66 Ohio levee.
Uso The Cairo Bulletin perforated
scratch-book, mado of calendered jute
manilla, equally good for ink or pencil. For
sale, in three sizes, at the office. 41
A few furnished rooms over J. II. Tr ax
ler's boot and shoo store, adjoining W.
Kluge's grocery on Commercial avenue.
Weekly board furnished if desired, on rea
sonable terms. For further particulars
apply to U. Winter & Son,
Proprietors, at Ilotel do Winter.
Rooms for Rent.
Apply to Mus. Fitzokuald,
up stairs at Tun Bulletin building.
Extra Select Oysters
at A. T. DuBaun's, 50 Oliio levee,
. Furnished rooms, on vlnj corner of Elev
enth street and Washington avenue. En
quire of Mns. Fahhkl.
New Billiard Hall.
Uonry llasenjagers new saloon and bil
liard hall is now ready to receive visit
ors. Two handsome billiard tablet lmvn
been placed io the lsriu and commodious
room, which is expensively fitted up in the
Vincent building on tho corner of Eighth
street ana uoramerciai avenue. The bar
is stocked with the finest liquors, wines
nd the choicest brands of cigars. No
nleasantor place in the city could be found
in which to sperm a pleasant hour.
THK DAILY OAIKO liULLETlN: WEDNESDAY MOIININU. DECEMBER 7, 1881.
a Specialty !
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notlcei In these columns, ten cent, per line,
each Insertion. Harked
Photos, Photos, Photos for five cents at
Services were held by Rev. W. F. Kone
at tho Baptist churcli last evening. A good
attendunco was had.
A young man named A. J. Griggs died
of pneumonia at the house of Mr. Whitaker
during Sunday night.
Mr. King, the O. K. furniture man,
wants two good cook stores.
Remember tho dinners to bo given by
tho Episcopal ladies commence to day, and
will continued until Friday.
The old business house of Messrs.
Swobodafc Schultz, which has been re
moved to Eighteenth streot, is being fitted
up for a residence
Receipt books, Cairo datoline, perfora
ted stub, suited to any business, manufac
tured and for salo at the. Cairo Bulletin
The funeral of Mrs. T. N. Oaffney took
place from tho residence of Mr. P. Cul-
linan yesterday afternoon, and was very
largely attended by frionds of the family.
Alfred Sandors, the negro murderer of
MoseB King, at Bird's Point, has been com
mitted to jail without bail, at Charleston,
Mo., to await the action of tho grand jury,
Mr. George E. O'Uara disposed of his
racing mare, "Jule" while on his recent trip
to Chicago. She brought him nine hun
dred dollars and sho cost him only two
Mrs. Sarah A. Shelton (colored) died
last Sunday at her residence, between Thir
teenth and Fourteenth streets, on Walnut
street, at the age of sixty-nine years, and
after a long illness.
Two arrests were made yesterday by
constable II. Downing. They wero two
negroes, who had boon fighting. They
were each fined five dollars and costs by
Justice J. II. Robinson.
Mr. W. T. Dowdall, editor cf the Teo-
ria Democrat, has dropped the conventional
"we" from his editorial writings and sub
stituted therefor tho pronoun "I," which
sounds rather awkward to say the least.
The looBe dirt carried upon Eighth
and other paved streets in the city by the
general traffic, and which causes these
streets to be muddy during rainy weather,
is being gathered up and used in repairing
Mr. D. F. King is building a cottat'C
for Mrs. Dr. Gordon, on a lot back of her
residence on Twentieth street. Tho frame
work is already up Mid tho hoiiso is expect
ed to bo finished noxt week. It Is al
Tho first issue of tho Times-Domocrat,
of Ne w Orleans, is a model newspaper,
ulun 10 pperance and la fact. It prosonts
ixtoon pages of matter Rotten up In Rood
style. It is modeled somewhat after the
Au old mail calling himself Dr.
Christian was arrested by Chief Myers
yesterday, and taken to jail to servo out a
sentence of four days which was passed
upon him some time ago. He was given a
atay of execution at the time on condition
that he would leave the city, but he did not
avail himself of the opportunity, hence his
Col.Wm. ButlerJDuncan.of New York,
President of the Mobile and Ohio railroad,
who has been sojourning here several days,
accompanied by several English bondhold
ers of the Mobllo aud Ohio, examining the
many valuable improvements of tho com
pany at this point, left Sunday morning by
the President's special car for Mobile. W.
Wyndham Warren, G.B. Warren and C. W.
Benson, of Loudon, arc included in the
The grand jury held a full sessioH
again yesterday beginning at about nine
o'clock in the morning and ending about
four in the evening. The work is pro
gressing very slowly, only three or four iu
dicttnents having so far been found, and
these are of but little importance. Yet a
large number of wituessos have beeu ex
amined with regard to other subjects,
which may, in tho course of to-day and to
morrow, result in other indictments. Col.
JauiesS. Rearden is foreman of the jury.
A white man, - apparently a steamboat
man, while uuder the influence of too much
rosey, proceeded to cut some capers on
Ohio'lcvco yesterday afternoon, which wero
not in strict harmony with tho requirements
of the ordinances, nor with tho wishes of
several citizens whom he abused and as
saulted. Mayor ThiHtlewood came upon
him, while he was in the act of swearing
with eloquence and volubility at everything
and everybody ; the mayor took him under
arrest, and confined him in the city jail to
sober up in preparation for his trial to day.
A fight between two of the hoarders of
tho Vicksburg house caused s great deal of
excitement last evening about dusk. Tho
men were parted soon after they came to
gether and did not succeed in drawing any
blood. But they mado frantic efforts to re
leaso themselves from tho hands of their
friends, in which efforts one of them final
ly succeeded, aud he picked up a stick of
wood and sought to "break his antagonist's
head," which he was prevented from doing,
however, by the speedy and voluntary dis
appearance of his intended victim.
The editor of the Charleston (Mo.)
Courier, seems to have been smitten during
a trip he recently took from this city to
North Cairo, or Mound City, if you prefer
it so. We tudge from tho following ex
tract from an item in tho last issue of tho
Courier: Mound City a somewhat dilap
idated Illinois town into which we rolled
last Friday morning, in half a caboose
drawn by two diminutive mules and occu
pied in part by four of tho prettiest, jolliest
and best girls that ever left Cairo or any
other place, we found to be peopled by a
generous, hospitable, fun-loving, intelli
gent set of folks who know just exactly
how to treat a visitor, and knowing how,
proceed at once to put their knowledge in
to practical use.
Tho city council met at the chamber
last night. Mayor Thistlewood was in a
tho chair and a full council was present.
The business, with one exception, was pure
ly routine, of little or no importance to tho
general public. Tho exception referred to
was the presentation of Alderman Halliday
of tho petition of the Cairo library associa
tion, that the council take possession of tho
library and keep it open for tho benefit of
the public. After sotno little discussion,
tho petition was referred to tho financo
committee, with instructions that said com-
mitteo examino the law bearing upon tho
matter and report the probable annual cost
of maintaining tho institution iu accord
ance with said law.
Circuit court convened at . the usual
hour yesterday morning with Judgo D. J.
Baker on tho bench. Tho caso of tho ne
gro Hayes was taken up as agreed upon
and the forenoon was consumed in procur
ing a jury, which was done by noon. In
tho afternoon the examination of witnesses
was begun by the prosecution and a very
good case was made out, which, if no good
technical objections are made, seems to in
sure tho prisoner's conviction of a crimo
equal in devilishness to that of murder.
But there does seem to bo a good ground for
a technical objection to the indictment
drawu up by tho state's attorney, which, if
taken advantsgo of by tho defense, may re
sult in tho acquittal of tho prisoner. Tho
proceedings of to-day will throw more light
upon this point, however, and it may be,
that if tho chances for acquittal Increase,
the grand jury will take cognizance of the
case, or the state's attorney will tile now
The graduating class iu tho high
school room this year is composed of nine
members all young ladies. The scarcity
of boys in the high school room is some
thing remarkable; out of sixty scholars, on
ly about ton are boys. Ono would infer
from this faet that, either the girls, as a
class, aro very studious, or that the boys
aro proportionately careless of their studios.
Tho inevitable result of this statu of affairs,
if it becomes gonoral (and somo contend
with a show of reason, that it is eradually
becoming so) that the boys will, in time, bo
compelled to give place to girls in the In
tellectual pursuit of maturor life. This
would bo cause for rogrot, not because of
tho Intellectual ascendency of the women,
! but because of the intellectual degeneracy
of the men that are to be. A healthy ri
valry in learning U'tweeu the two sexes is
desirable and would, it seems, have the
effect of keeping both sexes nearly equally
strong in the graduating classes of the
schools. The absence of this equality
seems to argue the absence of proper rival
ry aud tho lack of energy among (hose who
The Paducah News gives the follow
ing details of the death in that city of a
little boy, from the effects of a goose-quill
which he was sucking upon while playing
with his ui ales, and which accidentally got
into his lungs. It is strange that more se
rious cases of this kind do not result from
the very common habit of sucking upon
pins, sticks of wood, buttons, etc. : "A lit
tle sou of Mr. August Brahio, who lives on
Broadway contiguous to the track of the
C. (). & 8. W. road, died at au early hour
this morning from a painful mishap, which
occurred yesterday afternoon. The lad,
who was aged about eight years, was play
ing with some playmates, and at the time
had iu his mouth apart of a goose-quill.
In running ia the game which ho was en
gaged, he, by runuing against a playmate,
either had the quill knocked or sucked it
down his throat, drawing it almost into his
lungs. The guttering of the little fellow
was great indeed, and thought every effort
but cutting, which was though impossible,
was made to relieve him, he died this
morning as stated, litorally strangling to
death. Tho sad blow falls heavily upon
the parents and the brothers aud sisters of
tho little deceased, aud the sympathy of all
acquaintances will be with them in their
The devil seems to be taking an ac
tive part ou the republican side in the or
ganization of the next house of representa
tives. First, his majesty used his powers
to disable- a steamer, upon which a demo
cratic member was returning from Europe,
thus compelling the steamer to turn back,
preventing the member from arriving hero
in time to take part in the organisation,
and giving the republicans a majority of
two. And uow the black imp has stricken
the wife and daughter of Uepreseutativu
Blnckbnrn, of Kentucky, with serious ill
ness, necessitating the presence at homo
aud the absence from Washington of an
other democratic tnoinlicr, thus giving tho
republicans a majority of three to organize
the house. Three members of the Pennsyl
vania delegation announce their intentiou
to vote for Rainey, of Kouth Carolina, for
clerk, and Alexander H. Stephens is urging
the democracy to give some votes to the
colored leader. It is believed that Judgo
Kelley will be given the ways and means
chairmanship, Hiscock tho appropriation?,
and Roid the judiciary. Bingham, of Phil
adelphia, will have the post office commit
tee, and Kasson that on foreign relations.
B. P. Oaines, a nephew of Speaker
Keifcr, .will be private secretary of the lat
ter. Those who have enjoyed (?) a rido in
the street cars in this city or elsewhere
will be able to judge of tho correctness of
the followiug street car musings: "There
Is something for a person with a keen sense
of tho ludicrous to smile nt in the spectaclo
of two rows of people seated iu a street car
facing each other, every one with a greater
or less degree of embarrassment as to what
to do with his eyes, every one under some
sort of espionage from all the rest, every
one trying to appear unconscious of the
fact that there is any one else in the car,
every one endeavoring to make the most
advantageous appearance, and create the
most favorable impression. Tho situation
is at its height when there is a fair admix
ture of the sexes. No one has any thing to
do but to sit still and wait for the end of
his journey. If there were any occupation
to relieve the monotony it would be diUbr
ent. Somo introspective individuals uiBy
bo engaged in their own thoughts, but the
great majority are denied this power of
self abstraction. They have to sit up like
wax figures, avoid staring into the eyes of
their vis-a-vis, and undergo the inspection
as best they may. Occasionally a lively
conversation is entered into by acquaint
ances, generally with somo view to effect,
which is more or less entertaining to those
within ear shot, but as a rule thero is a
quuker-iiioetingiah atmosphere about the
street car interior, which striken ono some
times in a humor provoking way.
The regrading of tho public schools,
or rather tho preparatory examination for
this work, after having been in progress for
some timo, has boon temporarily abandoned
at the request of a number of parents whoso
children did not stand the examination as
well as was expected, and wero conse
quently to bo set back in their studios. Tho
paronts believed that not sufficient notice
had been given of tho approaching exam
ination, and that, with proper preparation,
their little folks would have done bettor.
Those of the children who failed to pass
examination were certainly very much dis
appointed woro moved to tears in many
cakes and came home, crying pitoously. It
is probable, therefore, that the next exam
ination will provo less disastrous to them
than did the first. It is to bo hoped that it
will, not alono for tho good of the children
themselves, but for tho good of tho schools
generally. Tho work of regrading, whlls
it would have a beneficial effect upon
scholars who had been advanced more rap
idly than their learning justifies, by mak
ing them go over their imperfect studies a
socond time, would, at the samo time, have
tho effect of increasing the number of chll-
DOLMANS, CLOAKS AND QIKCUIARS!
For Ladies, Misses and Children,
At Actual Manufacturer's Cost!
Wo manufacture these goods in New York, and sell them
at wholcsalo throughout the United States. Owing to the
unfavorable season for these goods we have orders from our
Mr. J. Burger, New York, to sell them at cost. Our stock is
large and complete, comprising the lowest prices to the finest
and costliest garments all at actual COST!
Now is your time to obtain a great bargain, for we are de
termined to sell aud reduce stock.
BLANKETS, QUILTS AND COMFORTS!
in all Qualities and Styles, at Greatly Reduced Prices!
FLANNELS, of all kinds-Canton and all wool-at
greatly reduced prices !
DRESS GOODS aud CASHMERES, with trimmings to
match, in endless variety, are now offered lower than
HOSIKKY! HOSIERY!! HOSIERY!!!
For all ages woolen, cotton, in fact all kinds at prices to
The winter has not turned out like the weather prophets
predicted. We are caught with a large stock of goods owing
to their prophecies, aud the people can have the benefit ol our
mistaken confidence for we are determined to sell. Price no
object give us a call and we will save you money.
124 Commercial Ave.
AT HIS HOME!
HE HAS NOW AT HARTMAN'S MAMMOTH CROCKERY STORE,
The Grandest Collection of Holiday and Fancy Goods and Toys ever placed on Exhibi
tion West of New York, consisting of
Leather Goods, Bisque, China, Lava and Terra Cotta Statu
ettes and Vases, Japanese Goods, Ladies and Gents'
Dressing Cases, Celluloid and Ivory Toilet.
Setts, Musical and Mechanical Toys
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
DOLLS FOR THK MILLION!
Dolls that talk! Dolls that Walk!!
Dolls Dressed, and Dolls Undressed !
Dolls with Hair, and Dolls Bald!!
Dolls of all Nations!!
Toys that are Toys No Nonsense!
Toys for Boys and Girls ! Toys for all ages ! !
Useful, Attractive and Entertaining!
CALL EARLY and make a good aclection-NQ TIME like the PRESENT!
dren in the lower rooms, which aro already
overcrowded. This, it is understood,
would be the effect if the general result of
the second examination is the same as was
that of the first. But this objection, se
rious as it hi, must not stand in the way of
regTading if regrading is necessary, and
that it is necessary is amply proven by the
result of the recent examination. lli a
part of Professor Bigley's business to sec
that the internal machinery of the schools
runs smoothly, and that the scholars do not
rush through the different grades rough
shod and graduate with a meagre knowl
edge of the elements suggested by the three
R's; and it is a part of the board of dire
tor's duty to see that tho necessary room to
accommodate the scholars is provided.
That the necessity tor more room, especial
ly in the primary department, has exiatod
for some time is a notorious fact; and that
the lack of room and the continual crowd
ing in of more scholars in tho lower de
partments has tended to crowd others into
the rooms above before they were qualified
to go thero, and thus created the present
uecessity for regrading, is a supposition o
reasonable that it may be assumed to be a
fact capable of demonstration. It is only
necessary to spend a few hours of any
school day in the week in one of the
primary rooms, and make a round through
the many private schools in tho city to be
come satisfied that the iuterests of both
teachers and scholars in the former demand
immediate increase of room. As an ox
ample, Miss Ella Armstrong's room may be
inenlionod. There are seats in this room
for sixty-four scholars, w hich are as many
as any one teacher can manage properly.
In the morning she has one hundred and
twenty-six scholars, and in the afternoon
seventy-one, making a total of ono hun
dred and ninety-seven. These in excess of
the number of seats must sit on boxes and
on the platform and recitation benches.
That Miss Armstrong manages this great
number of little ones so well and with such
good results to tho latter is matter for sur
prise. Tho other departments of the high
school, as well as those of tho Thirteenth
atreel school, though not so overcrowded,
are full, so that tho only means of provid
ing for the surplus of scholars in the
primary depnrtmonts would be to secure
another building. That this necessity for
more room exists, and has existod for some
time, is matter for congratulation rather
than rogret. It is a strong recommenda
tion to tho schools of tho city, showing that
tho people have been satisfied with the
manner in which they have boon conducted
and have confidence in their good manage
ment in tho future The only serious
ground of complaint has been the lack of
room and the tardiness of tho board of di
rectors to provide moro, for which there is
little If any excuse. It is not necessary to
wait until a new school house can be built;
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The proprle'on take pleasure In announcing tbat
this building li now completed and will be opeoed
tor theatrical p rformaoces uo
DECEMBER 15TH, INST.
The building It ef Urge dlmenMons, having the so
dlisrlum oo aril floor, t sratlDt capacity oflSXusd
To' ding opera chain In flm and second tiers. It Is
lighted by gu, hoatt'd y tu-am, nai (borough ten
Illation, and perfect acoustic prorwrtie,; has
staita of thi laifwt U, belni40i60 jfet-t. and full
aoti of scenery of the costliest kind; all modern
ImprnviMnem. snd complete appointments of ersry
description, fornleblng the farllitlrs for performan
ces of tbe most elaborate cbaractoi, tbe whole con
stllttUng It one of the most perfect buildings for
thrstrical performauces In the South-west. The
proprietors havsheen aenlntrd In the erection ol
the hnildlDH by J. B- McKlfMrkk A Kons, of Loma
rlllo. Ky., ss architects ; J. W. Keplincer Son. ol
Ht Louis, as builders; H. Halnge.of Indianapolis,
as fresco-paiutar; Nnxon, Heally Toauey, of
Ht. Lotus, u scon patsters. sad Ibe gas fixtures,
carpets, curtains, upholstery and all olner appoint
ments are Iu the highest and most modern style sf
Tbe Opening Aridreas will be Mads by tbe
HON. JOHN H.OBERLY,
of Dloemtagton, Ills.,
snd will be followed by the preseatstlon by tbs
FAY TEMPLETON OPERA COMPANY,
of the Highly Topslar Comic Opera of
On tbe 1Mb. the Mine Company will present the
Popular Cornlc Opera, of
snil on tho KUi another popular piece, with
In the efterneon of the 17th.
The price will be M follows, vis:
To Perqaetto and parqnotte circle, with reser
ved seat MSteeeeo tf W
To Pnqmette circle, wlthoit lost 79
"Dross " with remrvod seat...... 75
" without " ....... BO
To Matiisi. psrquutte and parquette circle,. . sn
Wscrrcle, M 2S
Lewor bee-holdigfi)nr,. no
Upper ' " " 800
boors wtll open atTiOO, and performance will
coinmnnco at 7 4 p. m. m , .
Tickets for sale at store of D. Itarlman, -en and
afUr Wednosdav the till Inst., at 10 a. m.,nmll the
completion of the box oSlce.
CAIRO OPKKAHOCSB CO.,
By H. C. RToson, ... Stage Msnsger
rpiIEKK GRAND DINNKKS
The Ladies of the Kpteeopal Church,
' st Tflnpsranco Hall,
WKDNKSDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY,
Dee. fta, 8th and Oth, 1801.
A line Dill of Fare, with al) (he delicacies of the
Dinner from It until S o'clock, each day.
there aro several buildings in conven
ient places in the city, . hich could be fit
ted up at Uttls cost and, made to sorve tha
purposes ol primary sohool i antil a new
house could be prorlttod snd this, would do
away with wrerowded, and consequently
unhealthy, school loomit It ,wmIV atop
gfumbling' nae? tha iHopla-: and wllw