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THE DAILY ; CAIRO -'BULLETIN: SATURDAY MORNING, 1 JANUARY 7. 1S&2.
104 Com'l are.,
TIIE DAILY BULLETIN.
Office: fiolletln Boildlns, WMblngtoa ATeons
R.YTBHKD AT TAB POST OFFICII IM CATKO, IX
LISOrS, AS 8KO0ND-CI-VB8 HATT1H,
PAPKB OF CITT AND COCNTY
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In this colnmn, eight coli per line for
trt and Ave centi per lina eirh euheequent iiiicr
14. m. fur una wee, ou eenu per line,
month, 60 cvuic per Una.
A. Booth's Extra Select
at A. T. Deliaun's, 50 Ohio levee.
I Lave already received at ray factory
a fine variety of furniture that is now ready
for the iufcpfcction of the public, aDd 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, tables and chairs.
at EeBaun's, 56 Obio levee.
U6oTheCaiho Bullktis perforated
scratch-book, made of calendered jute
mouilla, equally good for ink or pencil. For
sale, in three sizes, at the office.
A. Booth's Extra Selects
at A. T. DeD-un's, 66 Obio levee.
Extra Select Oyaters
at A. T. Deliaun's, 56 Obio levee,
New Billiard Hall.
Henry Hasenjagcrj new saloon and bil
liard hall is now ready to receive visit
ors. Two handsome billiard tables have
beiQ 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 bar
is stocked with the finest liquors, wines,
and the choicest brands of cigars. No
pleuanbT place in the city could be found
in which to spend a pleasant hour.
A. Booth's Extra Selects
at A. T. DelSaun's, 56 Ohio kvce.
IX SHELL, AM BULK.
Fresh arrival of Mobile oysters plants
in shell and bulk at
Eoorns for Rent.
A pp' y to M us. Frrzo eiiaid,
up stairs at Tiik Bulletin building.
Southern Illinois Immigration Society,
Notice is hereby given that license hav
ing been duly granted authorizing the in
corporation of the "Southern Illinois Im
migration Society," books for subscription
to the capital stock of said corporation arc
now open at the office of the undersigned
in Cairo. M. J. Howlev,
Com. for Alexander Co.
Kooms for Rent.
Three good looms for rent In brick res
idence corner Fifteenth and Cedar streets.
Applv on the premises or at my store, cor
ner Eighteenth and Poplar streets.
-GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
' Notlco tn these eoiumne, ten cents per ljuc,
ICQ 1US.IUUU. BIeU"
Fon Sale. A two-bowl, marble-top
ash stand, suitable for barber shop or
hotel. Geo. Stciuhousc, 8th. street, lw.
It is said that 13,000,000 of preferrod
Wabash Railway boml were negotiated on
Saturday last at 00 per ccut.
The large ice chest which bad stood on
F.ighth street for soino weeks was removed
,; A new crossing lias been laid over Thir
teeth street, on the westerly sido of Wash
in g ton avenue.
' Just received: Car load fancy Michi
i gan apples. O. II. Jackson & Co.
' With the beginning of tho year I have
: decided to sell only to cash buyers, or to
' such of my credit custoraars who pay their
bills when duo. ' F. Koehlor. . 6t.
Kocclpt books, Cairo dato lino, perfora
ted stub, taitd to any business, manufaO'
iturJ and for sale at the Cairo Bulletin
a Specialty !
One caso of drunkenness was tried in
Justice J. II. Robinson's court yesterday.
One dollar and costs was the fine.
On the night of Thursday, the 12th
instant, the ladies of the Episcopal church
will give a sociable at the residence of Dr.
C. W. Dr.uning. A real pleasant time may
be safely expected.
A five inch drive well is being sunk
on the premises of ;he Halliday, at the
instance of Major E. W. Halliday. About
sixty-five feet of the tubing has already
Chief of Police Myers has a notice in
Tub Bulletin that should receive the
careful attention of all, irrespective of
politics or religion, age, sex or conditio
whoso license to do any kind of business,
expired with the year 13S1.
Messrs. Crowley & Cox, who have for
some time been running an auction store,
near tbe corner of Fourteenth street and
Washington avenue, have bought out the
stock of goods of Mr. John Reeve, at th
corner of Tenth street and Washington
avenue, raid have removed down there.
Anotl.fr presentation took place in this
city a few days ago ef which nothing has as
yet been said. The merchants w hose places
of business aie nightly guarded by private
Watchman Merryman, k presented that
geut'eman with a handsome new revolver
on New Yea's day, as a tokeu of Bppreci
cistiim of his good services in the past.
There is a promise of continued mild
weather for this part of tho country. Ac
cording to Sergeant W. H. Rivp, report tbe
thermometer was generally on the rise in
the northwest during the twenty -four hours
ending at 2 :11 yesterday afternoon, and the
wind blew in this direction.
The flag Btone for the walk in front of
Mr. John Gates saloon was shipped from
Joliet Monday or Tuesday of this week.
Another car load was also shipped for Mr.
Peter Saup, which will be used in the con
struction of a new walk in front 6f the
Palace clothing store, on Commercial av
nue. . -
The i-coplc of Cairo evidently do not
have t be driven to vaccination. During this
week one of our physicians used up four
teen dollars worth of bovine virus. Nearly
all others have been proportionately busy
for several wttks past, and may continue to
bs for several weeks to come.
A large audience gathered at Reform
hall last night to participate in tho election
of officers for the Cairo Temperance Re
form club. The election was held, songs
were sung and short addresses delivered, in
all of which much interest was manifested
by those present.
The case of Ritta Murray vs. David
Barry, to which reference was rru'ie in yes
terday's Bulletin, was again taken up by
the circuit court yesterday morning and
concluded yestarday evening, to that it
occupied nearly two days of the court's
tirao. The jury found a verdict in favor of
the defendant, Barry. Court adjourned
until 9 o'clock this morning.
Two men of a more or less drunken
crowd at the corner of Eighth street and
Oliio leveo yesterday afternoon, got into a
war of words over some insignificant mat
ter which lead to a mutual assault. One
shoved the other from the sidewalk, who
clambered up aain and closed with his
antagonist. No blows were struck, how
ever, and friends parted the rightists before
Information has been received that
Jay Gould took formal charge of the Wa
bash, St. Louis and Pacific railroad yester
days president of that road. Oould and his
party, accompanied by John C. Oault and
other Wabash officials, passed over the road
yesterday, leaving Toledo in a special train
in the morning, for Bt. Louis. Orders had
been given to clear tho track, and tho spe
cial ran from Danville to East St. Louis,
185 miles, in four hours and forty-five min
utes, or less.
At a meeting of the Castle of the Ris
ing 8;ar held on tho night of last Thurs
day the following officers of that order
w.;re installed by Lodge Deputy W. M.
Wdltams! Joseph Bteagala, commander;
Mr. B. F. Blake, vice commander; Mr.
Phi'. C. Earelsy, financial secretary: Mr. A.
Blake, treasurer; Mr. Win. Alba, prelate;
Mr. N. Meyns, herald; Mr. James Biggs,
soargunt at amis; Mr, John Koehler, ward
er; Mr. Al. Susauka, seutiuul. Tho meeting
was wen attended aud Interesting.
Of tho 440,000 . foreign Immigrants
who arrived ' at Castlo Garden during the
year 1881 being the largest number since
1847 Illinois received, next to New York,
much the largest share, being 43,000 or
nearly ten per cent. Pennsylvania comes
next, having received 00,000; Ohio, lO.OOOf
Michigan, 17,000; Wisconsin aud Minne
sota, each 15,000; Iowa, 12,000; Massa
chusetts and New Jersey, each 11,000;
Connecticut and Missouri, each 7,000; and
Kansaa,,4,000. The remainder have scat
tered in smaller number through the other
states and territories.
Mr. J. J. Schowles, advance agent of
Hick's Genuine Georgia Minstrel combina
tion, arrived in the city yesterday to ar
range for the appearance of his troupe of
artists at the opera house on next Tuesday
night. This troupe is a large one, is compos
ed entirely of colored men, who have made
minstrelsy a life study and have gained a
wide reputation under the name of tho
"Genuine Georgia Minstrels," which they
.are. I ne directors ol trie opera nouso com
pany have reduced the price of admission
for Tuesday night to fifty cents in the
dress circle and seventy-five cents in the
parquette and parquette circle. For fur
ther particlars see advertisement elsewhere.
Several subscribers to the telephone
exchange have withdrawn from the list of
subscribers and surrendered their instru
ments at the beginning of the year. The
imperfect working of the 6ystem during
the first six months or more caused consid
erable dissatisfaction among subscribers
and impaired its profitableness to mer
chants; hence some of the latter, judging
from this first year's experience, believe
that it has not paid them to be subscribers
to the system. Such belief is not fairly ar
rived at, because the experience of the
irst year, when for several months, owing
to bad construction and carelessness on
the part of the proprietors, the exchange
was of no practical use, is not likely to be
repeated. The system is now in good
hands and, with occasional exceptions at
night, the subscribers always receive
Much excitement was made yesterdsy
afternoon, at first on Commercsal avenue,
above Eighth street, by the sight of a
medium sized, dark colored dog which
gave evidences ol madness. lie trotted
slowly down the avenue in a dazed sort of
way, with thick white forth running dowa
both sides of his snout, snapping at passers
by and turning back to follow some of
them for a little distance. The alarm was
given, and Chief Myers, who is always on
the lookout for cases requiring his atten
tion, caught sight of the dog as he was mn
ning up Eighth street toward Ohio levee.
The chief followed him and a largs crowd
followed the chief on both sides of the
street. Tho dog made straight for his
owner's place of business, which is a shoe
shop near the corner of Eighth street and
Ohio levee; but arrived there, he turned
back immediately, run down Eighth street
and when at the lower end of tbe Vincent
building, at the corner of Eighth street
and Ohio levee, the chief, who had followed
him back, shot him two or three times, and
thus ended a life ot a brute, which might
have caused a horrible death of a human.
The readers of The Bulletin will be
pleased to see once again tire familiar cog
nomen, "Mrs. D. Green" in this issue of
Thb Bci.Lf.Tis, and will read her sparkling
communication w ith pleasure. She ridi
cules Tne Bulletin's suggestions to
fanners to raise Bbeep, and gives an inter
esting account of Darius' experience in
tbatlin. From the characteristics of the
sheep with which "Darius" experimented,
as they are set forth in our correspondent's
interesting letter, we judge that Mr. "Da
rius" was badly fooled he got hold of the
wrong kind of sheep. The animal The
Bullktis bad reference to is remarkable
fr its barmlesaness and timidity; it ia of
the sub-tribe ova; and family bovid;c; it
never cliralis fences, and subsists upon any
thing it can get; and when it runs at all
(which is seldom) it runs into wool. A
little farm stocked with this species of
shei pis equal in every respect to a gold
mine and a government mint combined in
a paradise it is the consummation of all
human hopes, the perfection of human hap
piness. A fox chate came off on the Missis
sippi lew at the head of Eighth street
yesti.rdsy afternoon at 2 o'clock. ( The fox
was the property of Mr. Joseph Steagala,
who had purchased him fjm a Kentucky
trapper. A largo crowd of people n? all
aiii s were on the spot and crowded around
thi box in wqicb the fox was kept. A
number of dogs were kIko present, eager
for the clmsn and licking their fangs in an
ticipation of the bloody sport which was
soou to begin. At a given signal the box
was opxncd and the poor, doomed animal
shaken out upon the ground. He had
hardly touched the ground when a burly
negro gave him a violent kick, sending
biin about fifteen feet, right among the
puck of dogs. Theso tore him limb from
limb in lets thai half a minute, while tho
crowd yelled and laughed with glee. The
race was a failure so far as sport i con
cerned; it was a brutal exhibition. Had
it been properly conducted could tho
erowd have been kept away and the doom
ed animal given a chance for bis life, there
might have been something to amuso somo
people; but as it was, even hsrd natures
found nothing amusing in it.
Tho city needs gravel with which to
repair the gravul-paved streets. The streets
are in bad condition during this wet weath
er, they that is, the gravel-paved streets
should bo in better condition than they
are, even in such miserable weather. Com
mercial avenue, from Eighth street down
to Sixth, is badly broken up on both sides
of tho track and at frequent intervals;
from Sixth street down, where the city
authorized the use of poor gTavel because
of her inability to get better, it is in an al
most im passable condition and has been
for a long time. Here it is a complete
system of rutts and hillocks pools of
water and of soft mud, from one rain to
auothcr. It is also much in use. While
Railroad street is quite a blessing to team
sters, in that it furnishes a good additional
highway to the lower portion of the city
during dry weather, it is, during weather
such as we have been having for several
weeks, and as we are likely to have the
greater part of the winter, also nearly im
passable for loaded teams. Hence tbe ne
cessity of repairing Commercial avenue, or
of paving Railroad street, or both. That
this is not the time of year for doing such
work extensively is admitted; but it must
be also admitted that the streets should bo
kept in a passablo condition, no matter
what the weather may be, and this could
bo done easily with Commercial avenue, if
tho material were on hand. It
must be also admitted that this is
a very good time of year for
securing material with which to make re
pairs and improvements when the spring
and summer come, and this brings us to a
point at which we have been aiming. Capt.
Williams has received a number of sam
ples of broken rock -gravel, he calls it
but it ia broken flint rock, which was
gathered about twenty miles above Cairo,
near the line of the Cairo & St. Louis rail
road. It seems to be hard enough to with
stand the grinding of horses' hoofs and
wagon tires for years, if properly laid. The
captain says that it could be brought to
Cairo al any season of year, in any quan
tities desired and at a nominal price, com
paratively speaking. It would not be ad
visable, perhaps, to use stone in repairing
grsvel-paved streets, for the streets could
then never be kept even; for this purpose
a barge-load of gravel should be speedily
secured. But for paving purposes the
rock referred to may be better than lime
stone because it is harder, and those having
charge of the matter of street improvements
in this city may find it profitable to exam
ine Capt. Williams' samples, at his office
in the Cairo & St. Louis freight dspot.
Mr. H. P. Jone, of the firm of Livings &
Jones, left for the sast yesterday on an ex
tended business trip
Mrs. nenry Winter is in Charleston, Mo.,
visiting her daughter, Mrs. McGreedcr.
Mr. James Campbell; of Springfield, III.,
is in the city, looking after some of his
maoistate comings' court.
Shad Hawkins was arrested by Officer
Mabanny for disorderly conduct, and was
fined five dollars and costs.
John Snare was druuk and disorderly.
He was arrested by Officer Wims and fined
six collars and costs.
John Burns, for being drunk, was arrest
ed by Officer Wims and fined one dollar
A negro named George Washington
swore out a warrant against John Koehler,
Jr., charging that Koehler assaulted him
and beat him, on the night of Wednesday
last. The assault took place in a down
town saloon and complainant said, and pro
duced witnesses who swore, that it was un
provoked; that Koehler struck him in the
face and about the head with brass knucks
until he was insensible and bleeding r-ro-fusely.
The defense, however, produced a
witness who swore that Washington first
assaulted Koehler with a knife, and tlmt
the latter fought in self-defense. Defend
ant was fined ten dollars and costs, but
gave notice of an appeal. After the trial
was concluded the complainant, Washing
ton, learned that tho witness for the defense
had inflicted upon him the wounds on his
head, by hammering him with a soda bottle
while ho was insensible from tho blow re
ceived from Koehler. A warrant was there
fore sworn out for this witness, charging
him with assault, and given to an officer
ALL ABOUT SHEEP.
INTER EgTINO COKllBHPONDENOE TOOM"MKfl.
A splendid text for a practical discourse
appeared in your columns recently,
I have forgotten tho wording, but not
tho meaning, which was that every man
who would provide luxuriously for his
family need make no effort In that direction
beyond going into sheep-raising.
Did he wish an occupation which re
quired so little labor it was positively a de
lightful recreation! Raise shosp. Did ho
wish to raise the sort of stock that would
thrivo, multiply and fatten for market ab
solutely without I take that back I almost
without feod, water or shed roemt Raise
sheep. Did ho want to grow a crop that
needed no fencing to speak off Raise
sheep. Did ho desire to enrich his worn
out fields, as the poet puts it, "strew his
lands withjgrains of gold!" Raise sheep.
Did he yearn to embark in a business
which would, though requiring a small
capital in the outset, soon place him in
affluence, his wares being of a kind alway
in groat demand at the highest prices?
I regret my inability to quote exactly
from an article so ably written and so
charmingly introduced to The Bulletin's
rcadors as the one in question. Had Darius
been an editor, a bank clerk, a book agent
or anything but a shepherd, I would have
given him no peace till be acted upon
its suggestions; and, for fear those flowing
sentences, worthy the pen of Eli PerkUi8t
mislead some credulous body, I will tell a
little of "what I know of (sheep) farming
Once upon a time, we were afflicted by
evil spirits in the guise of government
agricultural roports, full of tho delights and
profits of sheep-growing. Whereupon Da
rius immediately turned from tho plow, a
la Cincinnatus, and gave up corn and
wheat for cotswolds. It was a hot season
and promised to be a dry one, which was
immaterial, bower, when one considered
that tho animals rarely tasted water, would
thrive on one blade of grass or a jimson
leaf in summer, and fatten to obesity on
two or three straws or a gill of shelled
corn in winter. Yet, we started in our
venture with only one-seventh the number
our land could carry (according to our ad
vice printed, mind you; we took the word
of intelligent men, only), and beside, the
drover, said they, would not need to water
oftener than every two or three weeks if
the dew was pretty heavy, ami the grass
rank and juicy.
Grass and dew were all that could be
desired, but after ten days Darius, proud of
his new enterprise and impatient to make
practical his theoretical knowledgo, de
cided to water and count his flock. All
the books said to count frequently. Im
possible taik I Wit h the desperate creatures
rushing along, piling upon each other in
frantic haste, the count varied every time
they were driven through the gate, and to
rid Darius of the feeling that either he had
some of somebody else's sheep, or some
body .bad some of his, I suggested that he
number them after tho manner of the old
uncle, "Once, two, free ! dar goes anudder,
dar goes anudder," till he supposed he
had his full complement.
"No fencing to speak of," I can vouch
for tho truth of that statement. All of the
flock stepped over low fences, hopped over
ordinary ones; and one bunch of fifty reg
ularly climbed the highest fence on the J
place. It was indeed a hollow mockery to
speak of restraining them. Tho leader, an !
old, long legged slabsided ewe, that could
neither be sold nor given away, finally
broke her neck in attempting to ascend the
hay-loft ladder, and an innocent in an ad
joining county was wheedled into buyiDg
the remaining forty-nine.
Price-current wool, picked and washed,
was fifty cents in New York, with a pros
pect of ranging higher; but upon reading
that agents had been sent from the cast to
engage it by the million in Australia, we
rushed ours info market. It brought the
munificent sum of twenty-three cents. Tbe
butcher refussd to give the best price
for the sheep, saying they were not fat
enough. Darius gave orders to fsed high.
In a few weeks hay &w corn which, in the
fall, he had intended to sell in tho spring
for twenty dollars a ton scventy-fivo cents
a bushel, had goue at a terrific rate, and he
again consulted his butcher, who said
"sheeps are not vantel so much like pork
nowjvait two munts." Which he did,
desperately pitching down hay, measuring
out corn, and chopping drinking holes in
the ice from daylight to dark night, the
only variation being to tend the crematory
fire back of the barn instituted for the
benefit of thoso of tho woolly flock tnat had
cither bad fits and tumbled into tho water,
been over or underfed, or died from sheer
I shudder when I recall the manner of
cutting our eye teeth and getting our eyes
open. But the experience convinced us
that all written advice on the subject, was
a snare and a delusion, offered by men
whoso most intimate acquaintance with
mutton was at the dinner tabic. The intro
ductory chapter of "The Greens on Sheep"
will read something in this wise: "No
occupation will pay without labor; no live
stock will thrivo without care, nor fatten
without ficdjno gooda will always bring
price-current figures; and, lastly, no one,
without actual experience, is competent to
Cache, January 4, 1882. ,
LIST OF LKTTKKS REMAINING UNCALLHI)
FOU IN TUB I'OSTOKFICK AT CAIUO, ILL.,
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 1882.
LAL! tS' LIST.
Mack, Carolina N
Massey.C A 1
Valentine, Ella 3
Woods, Nancy '
Corrson, Mary E.
Holland, Mary Jano
Thomas, Mary B
West, Mary Jane
Wright, Hellen S Warner, Ida.
Dalton, II C
Hill, E G
Jackson, T P
Jackson, G W
Krune, J 8
Leftwich, J M
Londin, F L
McDonald, M M
Peterson, C A
Storks, W C
Stroler, U J
Thomas, Wm II
Warding, Wm J
Burr, Charley 3
Dabney, Wm L
Dun & Co., R O
IToush, J M 2
Jenkins, Walkes .
Jones, John (col'd)
Kcegan, J W
Kenney, Geo R
MacOuithy, II R
Peeler, Jake .
8herel& Co., Henry
Taylor, D R
Wooldridgo, W R
Warner, Geo W
rowers, O W.
Persons calling for the above mentioned
will please say advertised.
Gbo. W. McKeaio, Postmaster.
CAIRO OPERA HOUSE.
Tuesday Jan 10, 1882
27 Genuine colored artists
For One Night onlv.
The Finest Singers, the Best Dancers,
The Largest Band and Orches
tra, the Larpest Vo
Ada In I on to I'arnnttt unl Parquette
i irciewun reiervua icai ii cents
Admlieloe to Vict Circle with referred
i- et -....SO rocte
AduilMloB to U1U rjr- itf eecte
Doon opto at 7 o'eleck. performance be!as at
Seat can he unrnruS it hnr nffiu an th it nf
P'om Terooto Daily Mail, Dec. 6, 188t.
drew a aurttuuc lam nt, and dier?e food
hwhctt uwiieig wm uaiauve ui in:ir unci ooleK
" v i i'iau lauuvi HQ miprnTCti UJOB
in aor re pert and there ar tnanr nov.'lth-i In it.
Tl.o ..A l.,.i , 1. n ... ... .
t'n.ii muu surw UlUVillttl 1I1UC1C IB I'lCCltClll . (HQ
dHDCiDR lji up to tho tandard.
CAPTAIN B. F. CURTIS
flat aUrted Ml
A.t IIodgoB l'ark.
Capacity 20,000 Per Day
Aud Is Prepared to fill all order promptly.
Corner Eighteenth and Poplar Street.
OK TIIK CONDITION
Alexander County Rank.
Caiiw, III., Die. 31M, lt.
Loan and Dlaronut $M,lil9 87
I iic rromotlii'rkunk 11.-.!!J
Canh, on hand 15,i7rt :ft
Uoal Kctate and ruriilturo 1:).M7 55
Kxpuriaca.lucludlU); taxes U,H5 33
Capital Ktork paid In I'AVBOO 00
KurpltiB fund 7. Nil ftj
Karnlnt( . ll.iiTiO im
Depixlte KW.1W i!7
Wo. ret;rN!lTrico president, and Henry Wells
rarliler, Uo aolunmlir awi-ar that the aliove atate
nit'tiUa true to tin-buit of our knowledge aDd lu
liof. I'KTKR KKKK, Vlco lfoalduut
II. WKLL8, Cuahl. r.
Subscribed and aworn to hcfimi hio this Sth day
Of -Im., 182. ALFKBIH'O.MINtiS,
lv Notary Public.
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Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street,'
P. BHOSH, Fraaidunt. I P. NKKP, VlcoProa'nt
11. WELLB, Caahlur. T. J.Kurth, Ain't ciuh
P. Droaa.. tM Hit a- Cairo I Wtllluin Kinae... Cairo
Peter Noflf William Wolf.... "
C. M.Oaterluh ' I O. O. l'atior "
B. A. Budur " It. Well "
J. Y. Clemaon, Caledonia.
A GENERAL BANKING BU8INB8S DONE.
Exchango aold and bouuht. Intureat paid In
the Harlnita Department. Collections made and
all bnsluuaa promptly attended to.
All poriotii doing hualneaa whoso license ex
pired December 81at, 1H81. are hereby notlned to
renew tholr lkenee wlluonidolay and thereby aavo
trouble tad coat. LOUIS U. MYEKH,
Calrw, 111,, January M.1BS3. aw