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THK DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: FRIDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 23, 1881.
104 Com'l avc.,
HOLIDAY PRESENTS FOR LADIES!
HOLIDAY PRESENTS FOR GENTLEMEN !
HOLIDAY PRESENTS FOR CHILDREN !
Do not decide to make your holiday purchases for
your frlenda or relatives until you havo Inspected the
magnificent attractiona at the
CITY SHOE STORE
An appropriate and appreciated Rift ti one com
bining UTILITY with EUSGANCE. Oct no gisw- '
' eawe or trash, bnt something which has Intrinsic val
' ue. In addition U our Mammoth Block of Boots and
- Bhoef, we have an elegant line of novelties in
Ladies, - - Gentlemen - - and - - Children's - - Slippers,
and an unusually fine line of Hand-mado and Custom
work, In all of the Intent stylet.
tW-These (foods are from factories whose reputi
tlon for producing flue goods Is sufficient guarantee
that tbey will please you.
Buy a pair 01 tsnoes or
140 Commercial Avenue,
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
Office : Bulletin. Building, Washington Avenue
INTBBED AT THS POST OmCI IN CAIBO, IL
LXNOIB, AS SECOND-CLASS HATTER.
.'FFlUlAL PAPER OP CITY AND COUNTY
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Not.ir.os In this column, eight cent por line for
Inland five cents per Hue each subsequent Inser
tion For one week. Juceuts per Hoe. r"or one
jnonib, 10 coats por line.
A. Booth's Extra Select
at A. T. DeBaun's, 56 Ohio levoe.
I have already received at my factory
t flue variety of furniture that is now ready
for the inspection of the public, and for salo
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, tables and chairs.
at DeBaun's, 50 Ohio levco.
Use The Caiho Bulletin perforated
cratch-book, made of calendered juto
manilla, equally good for Ink or pencil. For
sale, in three sizes, at the office.
A. Booth's Extra Selects
at A. T. DeBaun's, 66 Ohio levee.
Booms for Rent.
Apply to MllS.FlTZaKIlALD,
up stairs at Tub Bulletin building.
Extra Select Oysters
at A. T. DeBaun's, 56 Ohio levee.
A few furnished rooms over J. II. Trai
ler's boot aud shoo store, adjoining W.
Kluge's grocery on Commercial avenue.
Weekly board furnished if desired, on rea
sonable terms. For further particulars
apply to II. Wimtkh & Son,
Proprietors, at llotel de Winter.
New Billiard Hall.
Henry Haseujagers new saloon and bil
liard hall is now ready to receive visit
ors. Two handsome billiard tables have
been placed in the largo and commodious
room, which is expensively fitted up in the
Vincent building on the corner of Eighth
street and Commercial avenue. The bur
is stocked with tho finest liquors, wines,
and tho choicest brands of cigars. No
pleasnnter place in the city could be found
in which to spend a pleasant hour.
A. Booth's Extra Selects
at A. T. DcBnun's, CO Ohio levee.
IN SHELL AND 11CI.K.
Fresh arrival of Mobile oysters plants
in shell and bulk at
i A vino eh & Tninr'i. .
Rave Thirty-five I'er Cent.
Thirty-five per cent, saved by buying and
using Cut and Ground Feed, at corner of
Bcventceuth street and Washington avenue.
Ground Oats por bu B50
" : ' rn u Wo
' Carpentering and Tainting.
W. M. DALX BHOTTtKn, CONTlUOTOnS AND
Painting and Carpentering done by the
job or day. Repairs and Job work prompt
1 If attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed.
A. share of the patronage solicited. Leavo
orders at tho Post Office, box 803.
Truly yours, W.M.Ualk."
Cairo, Ills., Not. 24, 1881.
a Specialty !
suppers ior uiu uuuuuj o.
Oitv Shoe Store.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notices tn these columns, ton cnu per line,
each insertion. Marked
For your Christmas cigars and Meer
schaum goods, go to P. II. Schuh.
A good family boat and skiff for sale
cheap below town. W. 8. Moon.
Jailer Haz. Martin has had the jail
gang at work, clearing the crossings of
Fon Sale. A mule, harness and deliv
ery wagon all in good condition. Apply
at this office.
Ex-Secretary Blaine has consented to
pronounce the eulogy upon the late Presi
dent Garfield in the senate chamber.'
Two men were each fined one dollar
and costs in Justice J. II. Robinson's court
yesterday for drunkenness.
' Large quantities of drift wrtod are
again coming down tho Ohio rivor, and a
number of colored people are engaged in
catching it up.
In Magistrate Comings' court yester
day, Nicholas O'Neil, mate of the steamer
R. It. Springer, was fined ten dollars and
costs for striking a negro band of the boat.
A general fall of tho temperature of
the northwest is shown by Sergeant W. II.
Rny's weather report of yesterday. A fur.
ther fall may therefo be expected here.
Receipt books, Cairo date line, perfora
ted stub, suited to any business, manufac
tured aid for salo at tho Cairo Bulletin
Tuesday night the Cairo Temperance
Reform club intends giving a dance and
sociable in the new hall on Eighth street.
The cards i f invitation are already out.
Chief Myers arrested two disorderly
bootblacks yesterday, and had them each
fined five dollars and costs by Magistrate
The Young People's Temperance club
meets ut the new hall to-night. An inter
esting programme of literary cxurciBCS has
been prepared for the occasion.
The trial of the negro Johnson Fisher,
for .assaulting Circuit Clerk A. II. IrVin
about a year ago, and who took a change
of venuo from this to Union county, was set
for yesterday in that county.
Charles S. Delay, superintendent of the
Adcrson sawmills at Parker's Station, Mo.,
and Miss Ida May Parsons, daughter of
Col. John II. Parsons, wero privately mar
ried at Charleston, Mo., Wednesday evening.
As a train of freight cars moved out on
the Wabash road'n Commercial avenue
track yesterday afternoon, eight men and
boys Jumped aboard of different cars as
they passed the Sixth street crossing. None
of them wero train men.
A beautiful wax doll, arrayed In ap
parel of the latest cut and quality, will bo
rallied off at tho millinery establishment of
Mrs. 8. Williamson, on the) 23d lost. But
a few chauccs aro now loft for salo. Call
at onco and socuro a chance. 2t.
In tho Gulteau trial on Wednesday two
of the expert physlcans for the prosecution
wero examined and cross examlnod. They
were frequent)? Interrupted by the prisoner,
who also abused his sister and brother-in-law
X will sell on Saturday, December 24,
at 10 o'clock at tho residence of T. D. Hor
ring on Fourth street between Washington
and Walnut streets t tho highest blddor
for cash, household and kitchen furniture.
W. B. Pettis. Jno. Reeve, Auctioneer.
The little frame cottage formerly occu
pied by Mr. A. C. Coleman, standing back
of the Illinois Central passenger depot, has
been moved back from tho sidewalk about
fifty feet. A new house is to be built on
the now vacant space in front.
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Tho display of 'silk handkerchiefs
scarfs, gloves and fancy goods generally-
purchased especially for the holiday trade
is greater than ever at tho millinery em
porium of Mrs. 8. Williamson, on Seventh
street. Don't fail to call and examine tho
great stock before it is too late. 2t.
Saturday evening, at tho German Lu
theran church, tho Sunday school will have
a fine Christmas tree, and tho classes will
give readings and declamations' under the
direction of Mr. Andrew Lohr, supcrinten
dent. Citizens are cordially invited to at
tend, enjoy the exercises and participate in
the division of the candies.
A number of large and popular troupes
are occuyping tho theatres of St. Louis
this week. Thomas W. Keene is at tho
Grand opera house; Frank Mayo, at tho
Olympic theatre; the Ideal Opera company,
at Popo's theatre; Muldoon's Picnic com
pany, at the People's tboatro. Thos. Keene
plays Richard the Third, on Saturday night.
The wator which has gathered in the
low place, between Thirteenth and Four
teenth streets, back of Walnut street, from
the last few raias, has not run off as it
should havo done, which gives ground for
the belief that the drainage is imperfect
and needs attention from tho street com
Interesting Christmas services will be
held in tho Methodist and Presbyterian
churches to-morrow and Sunday. At the
former the service will be held on Sunday
and in the latter on Saturday evening,
Nearly all the churches in the city will
also be beautifully decorated with ever
The alarm of firo sounded first from
the Hibernian engine house hat night was
given because of the appearance of a stream
of flame and sparks from a chimney upon
the rear end of Mr. T. W. Lehigh's resi
dency, at tho southeast corner of Twelfth
and Poplar streets. The fire and sparks
soon subsided, howover, without any inter
ference from the fire department.
Wednesday night while Mrs. Wm. Rice,
living near the corner of Twelfth and Wal
nut streets, was engaged in rendering lard,
the contents of tho vessel caught fire in
some way, and she grasped the vessel and
threw it out into tho yard. In doing so one
of her hands and aims was so badly burned
that Bho will be unable to use them for
some time to come. Sba was in danger of
being burned to death, but it was due to
her prompt and brave action that the flames
were not communicated to the house.
In accordance with custom and law,
next Monday will be celebrated as a legal
publio holiday by most of the business
houses of the city, including tho banks.
The post office and other public offices will
likewise be closed the greater portion of the
day in defference to tho common practice.
The post office will be open for tho con
venience of the public only from 8 until 9
o'clock in the morning, and from 5 until 7
o'clock in the evening.
A very worthy young man named David
Fitzgerald, who was, sorao years ago, em
ployed in the iron establishment of Mr. J
B. Reed, but who has been engaged as
master mechanic on a Texas railroad for
some time past, was run over and killed
about a week ao by an engino while en
gaged in superintending tho work of re
pairing it. His remains wero taken to St.
Marys, Kansas, where his family now reside.
He made a large number of friends in this
city during his stay here, who will be pain
ed to learn of his violent death.
Elsewhero on this page appears the
advertisement of the Madison square opera
company which will present "Hazel Kirke"
upon tho stage in tho opera house in this
city on the 0 1st instant. This is tho gen
uine Madison square company, coming di
rect from New York city hero and presents
tho very popular piece in a powerful man
ner. The play and tho company aro both
so well known by reputation that nothing
wo could say would luld to tho favorable
opinion of them entertained by tho readers
of The Bulletin.
It is currently reported and generolly
believed that 0. W. Paiamore, pruHidnnt of
tho Texas & St. Louis Narrow Gaugo R.
R. will assume control of the Cairo & St.
Louis R. R. on January 1st, 1883. Tbe
Texas & St. Louis road will bo finished by
March 1st, 1883 to Bird's Point, Mo. from
New Madrid, Mo. Two hundred and fifty
miles of this road is now running from
Texarkana to Waco, and frock laying from
Maiden to St. Francis river will bo com
pleted by January 1st, 1883. This infor
mation we obtain from a source that seems
Tho many sincere friends in this city
of Rev. Whilaker, presiding elder for this
district, will learn with sorrow of the very
serious Illness of that gentleman at his pres
ent homo iu Belleville, III. lie Is suffering
from a certain form of consumption, and is
so low that his recovery is despaired of
Mr. Whltakerhns been one of the most
actlvo and effective workers in tho Meth
odist church, whoso loss could not bo ro.
paired. During bis stay here, he made fast
friends of all with 'whom he came In con
tact, and who hopo that he may safely pass
over tho danger which now threatens him
Miss Eva Bheppard, Mrs. Whltaker's eia
ter, will leave to-day for her brother-in
Tho several now buildings which aro
in course of erection in various parts of
the city aro being pushed rapidly forward
in spite of bad weather. Tbe new addi
tion to Messrs. Stratton & Bird's . business
houso is up and is receiving the finishing
touches inside; the brick addition to Mr
W. R. Halliday's corn meal mill is also up
and men are daily busily engagod in pre
paring to put up the machinery; Mr. T,
W. Eimbrough's brick addition to his ho
tol is nearly ready to receive the roof and
floors; Mr. Thomas Koan's second now two
story frame building is being weather
boarded; and various other minor build'
ings are progressing with equal rapidity.
In the cotton seed oil works men are still
engaged in putting up the ponderous ma
chinery, which will probably be all in
place by the first of the coming month
The Singer company is also pushing its
great machine works with much energy.
Nearly all day yesterday was consumed
in the circuit'eourtin the trial of the case
of the People for use of Bauer vs., Jacob
Lehing, John Sackberger and Al. Susanka,
guardians and securities of tho Bauer es
tato. The case is developing much interest
and involves considerable money and prop
erty. The argument was begun yesterday
evening and pending this, court adjourned
until 8:30 o'clock this morning. One of the
noteworthy incidents of the trial yesterday
was the isNuanco of an attachment for Mr,
B. McManus, an important witness for the
prosecution, who was supposed to have
evaded the service of a. subpoena; but the
officer delegated to serve the attachment
was unable to find Mr. McManus, and it is
believed by some that he left town purpose
ly to avoid nppeuring in the case, which is
probably not true.
A sensational scheme has just come to
light in Washington in connection with tbe
Guiteau case. Parties at Reading, Pa.,
have gone to work and obtained tho consent
of one of the leading co-operative death
rattle insurance companies to insure the life
of Guiteau, if the signature to tho applies
tion could be obtained, waving all medical
examination. Wednesday the application,
filled out for ten thousand dollars, was re
ceived by a prominent journalist of Wash
ington, with instructions to procure Gui
teau 's signature to the same. Accompany
ing the application was a letter from the
Pennsylvania procurists. An explanation
was made of the plan proposed. The party
who was the recipient of the application
was seen and could not imagine why the
same had been forwarded to him, unless it
was for the purpose of bringing the matter
Last night called forth a larger crowd
of peoplo than before at Reform hall con
sequently there was more enjoyment and a
freer flow of the almighty dollar. In fact
there has seldom been a happier crowd of
people gathered anywhere, or one more
liberal in its contributions toward a good
cause. The din of happy voices, supple
mented by tho clatter of knives and forks
and spoons, as all enjoyed themselves in
eating, drinking and talking and laughing
gaily, was interesting to listen to. The
several booths built of bright colored, gauzy
material of various descriptions, and at
which so many fancy articles wero offered
for sale by the popular young Jadies, were
almost continuity surrounded by admiring
purchasers. There can be no doubt but
that the ladies having this series of brilliant
feasts and bazars in charge have had their
highest expectations fully satisfied.
It is to be hoped that tho disgraceful
scenes in the streets of tho city enacted by
tho negroes on laat Christmas day, will not
be repeated next Sunday or Monday. Then
they formed themselves into squads, visited
the saloons in the city, got druns: or near
ly so, and then wandered through the
streets insulting the ladies and gentlemen
and defying the officers of the law. Thoy
"took possession of the town," and joined,
in some instances, by black viragos from the
slums of the city filled tho streets and the
ears of decent people with their drunken,
rivaldry. There aro colored peoplo In the
city who aro respectable and to these no re
ference is made; but that coarse, looso cle
ment, which Is always arrogant and becomes
unbearably offensive upon most public oc
casions, must bo given to understand that
they cannot, with impunity, trample under
foot all law and decency, especially not
upon religious holidiys. The- officers 6f
both county and city havo resolved to do
what is in their power to keep perfect tordor
and in their efforts to do so they should
havo the active support of all good peoplo of
whatever color or nationality.
Tho following facts will appear from
the next report of the stato superintendent
of public instruction : Alexander county
Number of persons under 21, 0,730;
dumber of persons between 0 and 21,
4,400; number of public schools, 80; num
ber of pupils enrolled, 2,214; number of
teachers, 53; total amount paid teachers,
$12,035.50; highest monthly wages paid
any teacher, $133.83; lowest, $33; numbor
of those between the) ages of 12 and 21 un
able to read and write, 160; amount of
school funds received, $30,811.45; expen
ditures, $10,878.44; balance on band, $12,
003.01. Pulaski county Number of per
sons unaer 21, 5,120; number of persons
CAIE0 0PEEA HOUSE!
This elegant bijou of a Theatre, erected at a cost of $35,000, will open its doors
tho entertainments tbe publio
Thursday, December IE,, 1881,
Monday, December 12, 1881,
J. Burger, the Dry Goods King, will have for the inspection of the public tho most to
nificcnt display of
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Ever offered in Cairo, or Southern Illinois,
all to call early so as to avoid the rush and
paying holiday prices "becauso it only comes once a year," but buy such goods at ev
When you are out purchasing holiday
give us a call and we assure you it will pay
sold in that line.
P. S. We are still presenting street
worth of goods.
SANTA' GLAU SE
AT HIS HOME!
HE HAS NOW AT HARTMAN'S MAMMOTH CROCKERY STORE,
Tho Grandest Collection of Holiday and
tion west oi new
Leather Goods, Bisque, China,
ettes and Vases, Japanese Goods, Ladies and Gents
Dressing Cases, Celluloid and Ivory Toilet
Setts, Musical and Mechanical Toys
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
DOLLS FOE THE MILLION
Dolls that talk 1 Dolls that. Walk II
Dolls Dressed, and Dolls Undressed I
Dolls with Hair, and Dolls Bald II
Dolls of all Nations!!
Toys that aro ToysNo Nonsense!
Toys for Boys and Girls I Toys for all Bges 1 1
Useful, Attractive and Entertaining I
CALL EARLY and make a good selection NO TIME like tbe PRESENT!
between 6 and 21, 3,411; number of pub
lic schools, 48 ; number of pupils enrolled,
2,003 ; number of teachers employed, 54 ;
number of persons in the county between
the ages of 12 and 21 unable to read and
write, 2 ; amount of school funds received
during the year, $21,547.01; amount ex
pended, $16,940.05: balanco on hand,
$1,606.00; whole amount paid teachers,
The Mississippi improvement scheme
stands on its own merits, but its advocates
nsist that those merits shall be looked into.
Notwithstanding the opinions of certain
New York . papers that "New York and
Massachusetts', ought not to be taxed to
deepen and staighten the channel of "the
greatest single natural feature of tho conti
nent," the prevailing feeling of the Ameri
can people is less selfish. There is also a
general belief that the taxation referred to
is in no respect more objectionable than that
which levies on tbe dozen states upon the
banks of the Mississippi for money to spend
in improviug the harbors of New York and
Boston, and which is borno without a mur
mur. The application of all this is to tho
reference to be made congress of Mississ
ippi bills wheathor to thecommitteo on
commerce, or that on leveis and improve
ment of the Mississippi river. The com
merce committee is loaded down with ama.su
ofbusinoBS, iucluding tho New York aud
Boston interests referred to, and from the
nature of things can not pluce tho Missis
sippi claims as prominently before congress
and the country as thoy are entitled to bo
presented. Tho improvement committee
on the other hand, has this for its special
business, and it seems only proper that it
should have full charge of its own.
Tho coramittoo having' in chargo tho
engagemont of troupes for the new opera
houso wero just as much disappointed in
tho Nick Roberts' Humpty Dumpty troupo,
which . occupied tho opera house stago
Monday and Tuesday nights, as the public
was disgusted with tho performance. The
committee understood that Mr. Roberts was
to sond his principal troupe to this city,
which contains upwards of fltjty performers,
and is first class in every respect; but in
stead of this ho sent here ono of his scrub
troupes, and even drew upon it for threo of
its best performers to assist his largo troupo
in Cincinnati. Upon his bills . ho told tho
publio here that thero were four female
performers in tho troupo; on the stage ap
peared but ono, and sho was, like all tho
rost of tho littlo bob-tail company a very
poor performer. If Mr. Roberts thought
that ho could successfully Impose his sham
organization ' .., upon tho , people
of Cairo, he .. was .mistaken;
as tho empty benches tn tho large audito
rium of tho opera house on the socond
night of the performance sufficiently jliow-
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and a cordial invitation is hereby extends
see all. For holiday goods there is no sc
goods for tho "big and little folks at hon
you for we are determined not to be un
124 Commercial Ave.
car tickets to each purchaser of one doll
Fancy Goods and Toys evr placed on Exh
l oris, consisting of
Lara and Terra Cotta Stat
QAIKO OPERA HOUSE.
Fridav fe Satnrrl
December 3 Otli & 311
Tho greatest success of modern timet,
The Aladuon Square Theatre Coir pa
of New York.
The principal charactc-e by tbe leading porfot
orn in win cuieoraieu company,
Thla p!ar hai bad throe years of nnprwcdnn
success and demands more than ordinary eitent:
having point to lotnmend It above the usual
dor of dramatic exhibitions, and all theeienir
of popular strength. It baa now run ever t
comucuilvo nlKhta and la one of the rno: In
ext ng amusement features ever presented to
public. That It la presented and endorsed by
AMSON SQUARE THEATRE COMPArl"
The present emrasemnnt harlns bean made w
that company Itself la New York Is a sure euarl
i to uiu public that the representation will
first class In every particular aud In every
worthy of its patvonaip.
rricos of admission as nsnal and reserved
Can be Procured at the box olllco In the theiu
three days lu advance of first performance. U
ed. The.committcc is not to blamo for
fraud; it acted in good faith with tho pi
lie; it was deceived by Mr. Roberts; it v
exercise the greatest care that it mny not
imposed upon again. Its selection of
Madison squaretompany is excellent ij
will receive a hearty indorsement by
public on tho 81st instant.'
Tho New York Herald, in an editor
in Sunday s issue, thus outlines tho sort
opposition that will bo made to Mis3issil
river improvement: "It is a good time
keep an eye on congress, and watch 11
movements of statesmen who come up
steady order in favor of tho 'old flag ft
an appropriation.' Here is this project!
improve tho Mississippi river, lor wnr
$33,000,000 will bo asked. Tho improj
ment of tho Mississippi river is held to I
essential to the development of tho wrj
While wo should be triad to seo this
rieci out, we regard tno project m queaui
as one affecting tho local interests of f
Mississippi valley. We so no reason w
New York and Pennsylvania .. and Mosi
chusetts should bo taxed to enable oj
western friends to carry their produco I
tho culf of Mexico. When New Yd'
found it necessary to build the Erie carl
she built it herself, and did not ask C(
gross for aid. And yet the Erie canal wl
more of a national enterprise at that tin
and more essential to tho development i
tho west than Mils proposed improvement
tho Mississippi rivor. With tho supei
bundanco of money in tho treasury, sb
our constantly increasing revenues, the
will be all kinds of temptations to go li;
largor schemes. While no doubt many
them havo merit and would aid In the t1
velopmont of tho country, It Is woll to kc
closo watch on all legislation of this clu
actor, and insist upon economy.'