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THE DAILY OAIRO BULLETIN: SUNDAY MOIINING, JANUAIIY 15, 1882
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Offlrc : Bailetln Bulldlnc, Waihlnjlon Avenne
BNTBHKO AT TUB POST OFHC IN CAIRO, Ih
MN0IS, AS BKCOND-CLAH8 MATTER.
OFFICIAL PAPKR OF CITY AND COUNTY
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In thl column. ilht cent per lino fur
firm ami live cmita pur line etch mliHeqiieut inaer
(Ion. heir one week, 30 cento purhuo. i''or ono
month, W cuuta pur line.
Oyktors and Fish.
I am daily receiving fresh Mobile oysters,
in bulk, fur sale, by the dozen or hundred.
Especial attention is called to my daily re
ceipts of fresh lied Snapper and other yulf
and game, filth. Depot, Ohio levee, corner
Eighth street. Jacoji Ki.kk.
A. Booth's Extra Selects
at A. T. DeBaun's, 50 Ohio levee.
Receipt books, Cairo date line, perfora
ted stub, suited to any business, manufac
turod and for ealo at the Cairo Bulletin
Rooms to Reut,
Furnished rooms for rent on Oth. Btreet
third door from Commercial avenue.
at DeBaun's, 50 Ohio levee,
-Uso.The Cairo Bulletin perforated
scratch-book, mado of calendered jute
roanilla, equally good for ink or pencil. For
sale, in three sizes, at the olHce.
A. Booth's Extra Selects
at A.T. DeBaun'tf, 50 Ohio levee.
Booms for Rent.
Apply to Mus. Fitzokrald,
up stairs at The Bulletin building.
A. Booth's Extra Selects
at A. T. DeBaun's, 50 Ohio levee.
From date until the 20th inst., I will
sell hand-inade boots and shoes, also ludies'
and children's shoes, at actual cost. II.
Block, Eighth street, between Washington
and Commercial avenues.
House of five rooms and kitchen, next to
court house hotel, on Twenty street. Key
may bo had at court house hotel. Apply
to Jacob Kline.
Extra Select Oyfiters
at A. T. DeBaun's, 50 Ohio levee,
WnooeiNO Cough is successfully treated
by separating the patients beyond hearing
distance of each other, and by the employ,
ment of Fellowr Hypophosphitcs. The
above named treatment has been found
From the Proud Stand-point
Bf superior "style," the languid city beauty
surveys the imaginary physical shortcom
ings ot berriii'ic female cousin. Yet if
the latter possess a finer set of teeth, as she
probably does if she uses Sozodont, and the
inetropolitian belle does not, that striking
contrast so much in her favor enables her
to turn the tables with a vengenee. Pearly
teeth arc better than "style."
To all who are sulmring from the errors
and indiscretions of youth, nervous weak
ness, tal ly decay, loss of manhood, vfcc, I
will send a recipe that will cure you, free
of charge. This great remedy was discov
ered by a missionary in South America.
Send a self addressed envelope to the Uev.
Joseph T. Inman, Station 1), New York
A Popular Tonic
FOR WEAK Ll'MiS AM) CONHCMI'TION.
No preparation ever introduced to the
American public, for the relief and cure of
Coughs, (Jolds, Hoio Throat, Debilitated
Constitutions, Weakness of the Lungs or
Consumption in the incipient or advanced
stages of the disease, has ever met with the
indorsements of physicians or patients an
the celebrated "Tolu, Hock and Rye." The
repeuted aud continued sales of the article
everywhere uro the best evidence of its real
merits. Letters and testimonals from every
quarter of the country, attesting the stim
ulating, tonic and healing effects, are in
possession of the proprietors, and can be
adduced to convince the most skeptical
reader ot its intrinsic virtues. Further
commendation is unnecessary and super
fluous, as a trial of this article, having a
pleasant tasto and agreeable llavor, will
satisfy all those who are atllicted or pining
away with pulmonary weakness of the re.
lief to bo secured by the use of Tolu, Rock
and Rye. Chicago Times.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In thenc cointnm, ten ccnu per lliio,
Mb IntvrUoa. Marked
Mr. John Clancy is having his busl
ness house at the corner of Twelfth street
and Commercial avenue newly p ainted.
The Ilibornian fire company will givo a
sociable and danco at its hall nu Washing
ton avenue during this week.
A large drove of horses and mules
were roshippod from this point by river
Rev. A.J. Hess will preach at tho Bap
tist church this - morning and evening.
Sabbath school will be held at 0 :!0 o'clock.
The flag stone for the walks in front
of the saloon of Mr. John Gates and tho
clothing house of Messrs. Burger Bros, has
Arrived and will be laid during thin week.
In Magistrate Comings' court yester
day Peter Duffy, arrested by oftlcer Henry
Dunker, was fined two dollars and cost for
drunkenness. J. Young, a vagrant, was
given a stay of execution on condition that
b leave tho city.
The fancy lettering on the glass front
of the general offices of the Iron Mountain
railroad offices is nearly finished. Even
now it is as handsome a tront as any of tho
railroad offices St. Louis can boast of.
The ice dealers throughout tho country
are in league for an advanco of 100 per
cent in tho prico of their cooling com
modity. It seems to us they aro a little
premature. There is plnty of time for a
big crop yet.
Mr. Joseph E. Lemon was a passenger
on St. Genevieve yesterday to St. Louis on
his way to Bond County for tho purpose of
settling up his business preparatory to
taking possession of Dixon Springs on the
first of March.
Five handsome new coaches were
brought down on tho Wabash road yester
day. They were in charge of Mr. Slater,
of the Barney & Smith car works, Dayton,
Ohio, and are bound for San Antonia, for
the Sunset Route.
There has been nn average reduction
of about thirty per cent in river freight
rates from this point to New Orleans and
way points, which should have the effect of
increasing the amount of river traffic.
A dancing school, has been started in
this city by Prof. Ed. Mason. Lessons aro
given in the hall of tho Knights of the
Mystic Krewof Comus, over Mr. Wru.
K luge's store.
Everybody should bo religiously in
dined to-day and attend one or other of
the many churches in the city. The pul
pits in all of them will bo occupied both
morning and evening by earnest and able
workers in tho vine-yard of tho Lord.
Good music is also one of tho attractions in
Mr. II. II. Knowles, of Chicago, ac
companied by his wife, passed through
Cairo Friday morning enrouto for New Or
leans. Mr. Knowles will bo remembered
ai the lively general agent of tho Equitable
Life Assurance Society, who spent several
weeks here a couple of years ago increasing
tho amount of tho companies business in
Cairo ami adding largo numbers to his
list of personal friends.
Governor Cullcm has, by special order,
changed the counties of Calhoun, Christian,
Clark, Coles Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar,
Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery,
Moultrie and Shelby, now in tho not hern
penitentiary district of this state, to the
southern penitentiary district, in conse
quence of the over crowded condition of the
Joliet prison, and to proportion tho same
according to tho capacity of the two institu
tons. Sixty "singers were 'enrolled at tho
meeting held in the Presoyterian church
on Friday night. AH preliminary arrange
ments for opening tho convention were
made. There is no doubt but that there
will be a very successful opening of the
convention to morrow.
According to Sergeant W. II. Ray's
report issued at 1:11 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, the Ohio river stood at forty feet
six inches on thc'governiiientguage, being
a rise of just sixteen inches during the
previous twenty-four hours. At Louisville, j
Ky., during tho same period of time, it rose
three feet nine inches and at Pittsburg, Ta.
The thermometer stood at forty-three
legreesin this city at 2:11 o'clock yester
lay afternoon, which was a fall of six de
grees during the previous twenty-four
hours. During the same time it rose twenty-one
degrees at North Platte, twenty-five
at Bismark and twenty-nino at Dodgo city.
Since the stato of the weather at these
three points usually affects Cairo somewhat,
it will be of interest to know this.
A party of young people, five couplo in
all, organized themselves into a little sur
prise party yesterday' evening and when
hukiiess began to fall from the wings of
night, they suddenly and unexpectedly
lropped In upon Mr. Newton Kent and
helped him to celebrate tho anniversary of
his birth. The party had a very pleasant
time indeed during the three or four hours
of their stay. Mr. Kent will remain tho
greater part of this week and then return to
The chimney of Mr. W. P. Halliday's
Com Meal Mill was put in position yester
day. A force of men is still at work inside,
putting up machinery and completing the
other arrangements necessary. Tho chim
ney is fifty feet long and thirty inches in
diameter. It was raised from tho ground
to tho top of tho building in about three
hours tinio under tho direction of Mr,
James Summerwell. It will be let down
through tho roof about one-third its length.
"A bill is pending in tho Kentucky leg
islature, and is likely to pass, which estab
lishes tho whipping post to mete out penal
ties for petty larceny and other stanll crimes.
The Courier-Journal, Paducnh News and
other leading papers of tno stato urgo its
passftge."Argus. On Oth inst., tho lower
house of tho Kentucky legislature defeated,
by avoto of forty-seven to forty-one, a bill to
establish tho whipping post in that stato as
a means of punishment for persons guilty
of minor offenses. Tho Paducnh Enter
prise and a number of leading journals of
tho state oppose tho passage of tho bill, as
Circuit court w'll probably finish its
docket before tho end of this week. It
certainly can not run very much longer, be
cause the circuit court fund is running short.
Three thousand dollars wus tho original
amount of this fund; at tho beginning of
last week, eighteen hundred dollars of this
amount had already been used. During
tho week not less than four hundred more
were used which would place tho present
amount of the fjpid at about eight hun
dred dollars. Judgo Baker has been anx
ious to get through tho docket and has done
what he could, consistent with tho careful
administration of the law, to hasten busi
ness. It is probable that within the next
few days a large number of unimportant
cases will be disposed of.
We havo received from A. Vogelur &
Co., Baltimore, Md., a specimen copy of
their St. Jacobs Calendar,- a bright at'd at
tractive New Year's souvenir, whoso ap
pearance and contents can best speak for
the intrinsic worth of tho volume, and sug
gest its value to people everywhere
They havo taken a new departure in tho
introduction of this Calendar to the public.
In place of iddiscriminately supplying the
the drug trade with quantities of the
books for distribution, among their cus
tomers, they furnish the Inok direct to
the people upon receipt of their names
from their druggists, or to applicants, upon
the receipt of a three-cent stamp and full
address. A distinguishing feature is the
weather predictions. These have been
specially calculated by one of the best
meteorologists in tho country, and they
invite for them an impartial comparison
with those of Prof. Tice, Prof. Veunor and
others. Tho illustrations were drawn and
engraved by New York's great artist J. C.
Beard, Esq.; they are unique in their way,
and are no slight recommendation to the
increased value of the little book, being a
pleasant diversion and pastime, without
an undue obtrusiveness of tho great Ger
man remedy St. Jacobs Oil.
The carpenters, brick masons and
other mechanics in the city are much elated
at the brilliant prospect of unusual activity
in their lines of trade in this city next
Spring. Some ot them aro a'ready fixing
their wages at a figure to suit tho times
that are to be. Tho anticipations of these
gentlemen aro not groundless; besides
the five or six large buildings which tho
Singer Sewing Machine Company will erect,
a number of business houses and residences,
for some of which plans and estimates have
already been made, will be built. The
open winter and the bad crops havo natur
ally affected Cairo, as they have every other
city within their range, and the result has
been that business is not quito as good, and
improvements not quito so actively engaged
in, as would havo been the case had tho
crops been good and the weather appro
priate to tho senson. If tho river were
closed between here and St. Louis, as was
the case last winter, most all south bound
freight would havo to come to Cairo by rail
te be reshipped from here by river or rail
as might be desired. Our wharves would
do trebble the business they now do; boat
and other stores would be full of customers;
the town would bo full of. railroad men,
all at work and making money, and there
would bo business in all our retail stores,
our saloons and our police courts, Then
everybody would be making money and
there wonld bo more happiness. But it is
all right ns it it; business is fair, anyhow,
and there are tho strongest prospects of
another grand boom for Cairo in spring.
Already the many excellent qualities
and superior ability of Mr. John II. Oborly,
of The Bloomington Bulletin aro being
recognized in the senatorial district in
which he resides and he is being urged to
become a candidate for the state legisla
ture from that district on tho democratic
ticket. But with characteristic modesty
lie declines in the following'TIanguage :
Come, now; this will not do. We bluslf at
the compliments; we laugh at the sarcasms;
we decline the nomination. Wo will not
he considered, even in the remotest sense, a
candidate for any office in tho gift of the
American people, and much less for a seat
in the general assembly. Davis intended
to bo sarcastio when ho nominated us tho
other day; but ho neglected to add, as Ar-
temus Ward would have done: "This is
sarkusm ;" and the innocent Baldwin took
the nomination as a well-intentioned com
pliment 1 Baldwin, old boy; don't you
know that a member of tho legislature re
quires accomplishments wo cannot boast
and that only a Peoria man has in perfec
tion, Don't you know wo don't drink
and that, since wo arrivod at Bloomington,
we have been getting better and better
daily, until now wo aro almost too good to
even visit Springfield tor a few hours ?
Tho temperance agitation, and association
with Gov. Hamilton and 'Pantograph'
Davis and tho Bloomington mob, has made
us too good for tho legislature. We in
tend to live in Rloomiugtnd, on modest
fare, to vote tho democratic ticket with be
coming regularity, to stay out of the legis
lature, and to thus continue growing bet
ter day by duy until at last wo join tho
church 'and go to heaven or return to
Yesterday morning at.tho resldenco of
her brother-in-law O. F. Ort in this city,
Mrs. Minnie DeGolder, aged 20 years. Fun
eral Services at the Pmbytcrian church at
lo'clock. Special train will leave foot of
8th street at 2 o'clock.
Thecaso of Richard Taylor vs. tho Illi
nois Central railroad company occupied tho
time of tho circuit court all day yesterday.
Taylor claims damages' to tho amount of
thirty dollars for a wagon which was des
troyed somo timo ago by an engine belong
ing to the railroad company. The actua
damages to tho vehicle were placed at fif
teen dollars and tho other fifteen dollars
were charged forthreo days uso of tho wagon
of which pluintiff was deprived whilo it
was being repaired. The caso was given to
tho jury about fivo o'clock in tho after
noon, and tho court adjourned. If a
virdict had been arrived at at ten
o'clock last night it was, sealed and
couli not bo, learned. Court will convene
again at nino o'clock to-morrow morning
and will take up tho case of John McNulty
vs. Saup and Wheeler. This suit involves
a quantity of merchandise, attached and
sold by the defendants together with the
general stock of Mr. C. Ilanny. Plaintiff
claims that there were in this stock certain
articles of merchandise- which were his own
and therefore not liable to levy to satisfy
any claim against the said Haany.
The following dispatcha was received
yesterday by the signal station hero from
General Iluzen, at Washington :
Washington I). C. Jan. 13th, 1883.
Observer, Cairo. Ills.:
Tho lower Mississippi will continue to
rise and probably reach the danger line at
Cairo on Sunday and tho danger lino at
Vicksburg during the coming week. Very
heavy rains havo fallen in tho Ohio, Cum
berland and Tennessee valleys and floods
win probably occur in tho lower Mississip
If General Ilazen means that to-day the
Mississippi river will reach a point here
where it will endanger Cairo he makes a
mistake. The Mississippi river is now
quito low at this point and would be much
lower but for tho back water of the Ohio
river which is tolerably high. Cairo could
stand between fifteen and twenty feet more
water on the Mississippi side without being
in any danger. But by "tho danger lino"
General Hazen probably means that point
where tho river will leave its courso and
flood the bottom lands above and below
isews from the bed side of Rev.
Whitacker, receivtd in this city yesterday,
i9 discouraging; he is reported as gradually
Mr. N. Rice, of the firm of Lancaster
& Rice, has for several days been confined
to his home because of sickness.
A Mrs. R. Ilebsacker left Tuesday for
Wheeling, West Virginia, called there by
a telegram announcing tho serious illness
of her aunt, Mrs. Sachse. A dispatch re-
cieved by Mr. Ilebsacker yesterday an
nounced the safe arrival of Mrs. Ilebsacker
at the bedside of her aunt. Mrs. Sache will
be remembered by a number of our Ger
man citizens ns being a songstress of con
siderable talent. She was here on a short
visit last summer and honored a few select
friends with a specimen of her vocal abili
ty in a private concert. She is now fifty-
one years of age; her ailment is heart dis
ease. Miss Phillis Howard is at homo since
Thursday on a visit to friends and relatives.
Mr. Tony Fogassi, formerly of Cairo, now
of Bird's Point, Mo., was married on Fri
Mrs. B. Y. George enjoys a visit from a
number of near relatives. They aro Mr.
Gilmore, her father, Mrs. Gilmoro, her sister-in-law,
of Missouri, and Mrs. Martini,
her cousin, of Louisville, Ky. .
TTithin the last few days Jfr. Mathcw P.
Walsh has been appointed and holds the
position of Cashier of tho Iron Mountain
railroad. The placo was vacated by the
resignation of Mr. Thomas Brennan, who is
now connected with tho Louisvillo and
Nashville railroad, at Louisville, Ky.
Judge W. II. Green left last night for
Thomasville, Georgia, in answer to a call
from his wife who is not so wellassho was.
A NOTABLE EVENT.
One of tho most notable events of tho
season, was the reception and afternoon
lunch tendered tho members of tho Wo
man's Club nnd Library Association by the
Secretary, Mrs II. II. Candee, at her resi
dence ou Thursday last. Despito the drip
ping rain and muddy streets, at tho appoint
ed hour tho attractive rooms wero comfort
ably filled by a goodly representation of
Tho literary exercises wero carried out
without a single omission. A most inter
esting paper was read by tho Librarian,
Mrs. P. E. Powell, entitled "A trip to Old
Virginia," gives to the ancient historic
Bito of Jamestown and vicinity ami of tho
Tho next in order was an appropriate
sentiment by the President, Mrs. Taylor:
"The Cairo Public Library."
May it livo aud flourish a thousand years
and become in the not very distant future
indispensiblo in the minds of the people,
and next in importance to ou,r Public
Schools as an educational power.
Tho following beautiful thoughts en
closed in a note of regrets from Mrs. B. Y.
George, who wiib detained at homo by sick
ness, was read by Mrs. Herman Myers:
''Tho books on our shelves speak in answer
to this sentiment, and toll us that no faith
ful work undertaken to olevato and bless
mankind can ever fail; but, like the deep
river flowing past us, never idle, never dry,
must go on forever,
Thoy speak eloquently of honest sorvico,
STUART'S POPULAR and RELIABLE
CASH DRY GOODS HOUSE
LEADER OF LOW and POPULAR PRICES
Announce a great reduction in prices of Dress Goods, Hosiery, Gloves and Undurwcar
which should attract tho attention of cash buyers. Our limited space compels us to move
stock and our rapidly growing trade necessitates our enlarge of all departments of our
business. We do not wait for business to come to us but propose to bring it, and are the
only house in the city who are busy all the year round. See our great bargains in Dress
Goods at 12 , 15 and 20 cents. Dress Ginghams reduced from 15 aud 15.! cents to
8 and 10 cents. 100 dozen Ladies', Gents' and Children's Hose to close at 5, 10, 15, 20
and 25 cents. Childs Underwear from 15 cents up. Ladies' ami Gents' Marino Under-'
wenr 25, 35, 40, 50 and 05.
5,000 yards Hamburg Edging and Inserting will be placed on sale next week tit
prices never before seen in tho city. Bleached and Brown Cotton at old price.
Any statements wo make in print can be relied on as being substantially correct and
are always strictly adhered to. Buyers of dry goods will find it to their interest to buy
now, and by giving us your trade tho coming year you will save money;
patient work, gentle, womanly graces and
unselfish hearts, and say to those who
placed them there while we are here you
cannot be forgotten. Then go on bravely
and to the world around you say :
"Cilvebooki;-they live when thou art dead,
I.lchton the darkened mind thuv ilu-d.
Good seed they now from (,') to ace,
TtirouL'h all this mortal pilgrimage,
Thoy nurao tho germs of holy triiHt.
Thuy wake nntired, whan we are dual,"
This was followed by a sentiment sent by
Mrs. Goss and read by Mrs. Marion
"A good motto for a library is that say-
ngof Socrates when no one of his pupils
but Plato camo' to hear, "Few but fit."
Tho bookshelves of tho Cairo Public Li
brary should say by their contents "Only
the best enter here."
To this Mrs. Charles Thrupp responded :
"Learning is more profound when in few
solid authors it may bo found; a few good
books, digested well, do feed the mind:
much clogs, or doth ill humore breed."
Tho literary exorcises wero closed by the
reading of a beautiful poem by Mrs. W. R.
Smith, entitled "The Damo and the Critic."
The ladiei then repaired to tho dining
room and there enjoyed a delicious lunch
served in delicate courses. The appetiz
ing substantial as well as the dainty and
novel deserts gave sufficient proof that a
member of the club can bo as proficient in
tho art of house-keeping, as she is inter
ested in the literary work. An hour was
delightfully spent in listening to some
beautiful music furnished by Mrs. Herbert
Spaulding, Mrs. Dora Warder and others,
and in looking over a fine collection of
rare paintings and photograph of foreign
viows. After which, with many compli
ments to tho hostess for tho untiring efforts
to make the occasion perfect in every re-1
spect, tho company separated, expressing
the hopo that this might bo tho forerunner 1
of similar reunions to be enjoyed in the
JAY GOULD AND PARTY.
At 11:43 yesterday morning Jay Gould
and party arrived by special car and engine
at Bird's Point over the Iron Mountain rail
road from St. Louis. At.Bird's Point the
car was transferred to tho Steamer Junius
9. Morgan and brought to this sido of the
river. Arrived here, they remained on the
boat and mado a trip up the Ohio river to
view the front of tho city and tho com
pany's grounds above the city. Returning,
the boat landed at the lower incline about
12 o'clock and tho car containing tho party
was drawn ashore, where they were met by
Mr. iE. G. Moore, superintendent at this
point of tho Wabash road, and Mr. II. II.
Milburn, Cairo agent of the Iron Mountain
The party was composed of tho follow
ing gontlemen: Jay Gould and son; R. S. 1
Hays, first vice president of Gould's South
Western system; A. L. Hopkins, first vico
president of the Wabash, St. Louis and Pa
cific railroad; H. M. lloxie, general man-
ager, E. L. Dudly, superintendent, J. J.
Frey, division superintendent, and A. E,
Buchanan, superintendent of bridges and
building, of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain
and Southern railroad; E. K. Sibley, gen
eral manager of tho Memphis and Little
Rock railway; John C. Brown, general so
licitor of Gould's South Western system,
and W. S. Lincoln, chief engineer of the
Wabash St. Louis and Pacific railroad.
Arrived hero, the party mado a trip to tho
car yarda'of tho Wabash ami M. & O. II. R's.
at the Mississippi levee, and mado a tour of
the Cairo Oil works near there. From
hero they wero conductod to tho Union do
pot, where they alighted and wont th tough
tho building and examined tho grounds,
and also paid a short visit to tho Halllduy
for refreshments. About 1 :30 o'clock
thoy again horded their car and recrossed
tho river to Bird's Point, from whencothoy
wont to I'oplar Blutr. Where thoy will go
to f rom thcro is not known to any ono not of
The object of tho party's visit was to
inspect tho road and its buildings and
grounds. It is said also that Gould has
ordered tho reduction of tho wages of sec
tion hands on tho road and prohibited tho
issuing of froo passes. Tko party was,
The Choral Society, of Coin, have made ar
raiiKdiietilxfortheholdiiiuof Musical Conven
liou iu Cairo, coiaiui uciLj"
MONDAY, JANUARY Id
Friday, January ',20.
1 he Convention will bo under the direction of
W. P. SIIERWIX,
of Cincinnati, who lm a well known reputation
a an able conductor The n !:,.; of t'.e con
vention will he heldal the I'rephvtcruo Church al
3 p. m. and T:V p. m. Ou Friday tvt-nli. a
will ho given at the
Cairo Opera House,
lu which It la expected
75 OR MORE SINGERS
will aku art.
8 aton t'eketa to the convention and concert
tlckcta can be obtained at 1', i N huh a, llnrc-av
Urns', aud Oeo, Ci'llara'a Seaaon Hi k-t. 1 m
each; concert tlcket V) rta. . n. C-nerv. d
for concert can tu obtained without estra chur-.'e.
The tJiirchacer of a aeaauii tuket wi.l rvi e.ve a i.'n
cert ticket free.
The Choral Society hoe that the citl,. r: of
f'alrowlll heartily co opera'c w tli the s.., , y in
thla effort t Inm-aoc the liiterect ami . nitivat- the.
tacte of our people In mtif.c. AmI the Mvi.ty
moat cordially expend to the ct' izenn ,,t t e ( -ilie..
towna and country aeur Cairo who ink.- m, intend
In mnetc, an Invitation tu take part n the w- rk ol
the convention, which will emhmre In.trm tiot;
In vociil tnuaic eapuclally in the an nil .g of hiiKh
mtiflc, oratorio chom-a, Krglifh K'.itu Ac.
perhaps, the most distinguished thr-.t hns
ever been here and a number of citizens
gathered at various places in the city to
get a sight of them, CJould in particular,
of cours. The opinions concerning Cairo
formed by these gentlemen nfti r their sur
vey of tho place were very favorable, but
there was no timo for an interview. One
of them however, Mr. A. L. Hopkins, tho
first vico president of the Wabash road, re
iterated the opinion expressed by compe
tent judges thousands of times before, that
Cairo possessed all the reouisits of an im
portant commercial ctntre mid would, with
out a doubt, become one in the near future.
Mr. Oould, the central figure of the
party, was more plainly dressed than any
other member ot tho party, except his son.
Ho woro plain black clothing, an overcoat,
a neat comforter around his neck lurl it
small brimmed hit. Ho made no display
of gold breast pins, watch chain, rings, etc.,
as did his companions, and his air was
that of a man of buiiness. He ran up
stairs at the union depot without paying
uny attention to anyone, came down again
a few minutes after, got aboard his car
and announced that all was ready. Mr.
Oould is a mito of a man, dark comidect.
ed, black eyed, black haired and black
whiskered ; ho is listless aud shaken in ap
pcaranco, weighing but little over 100
pounds, with no particularly intelligent ex.
pression, and, in fact, with hardly ft mani
festation of any kind of power or force in
his wholo showing. Physically, indeed,
ho is weak, and it is Baid ot himself and
another distinguished New York capitalist
that thoy havo but ono lung between them.
Mr. Gould is now 45 years old, and his
friends apparently admiro tho statement
when they say he has made for himself
11,000,000 for every year ho has lived in
tho world. Thoy probably underato him
in this direction, and his Bolid individual
wealth is, without doubt, greater than these
figures would represent. But on earth
thero is probably no harder worker, no
greater slave to a fortuno, no nioro persist
ent follower of destiny than this same Jay
Gould. In business affairs he is an abnor
mal development of humanity, and all his
manipulations aro strokes of gonius. How
ever it does not now appear that this Bort of
thing is to die with him, for ho has a sou
rcportod to bo of groater genius than his
father, in tho sanio direction.
The follow, who by mistake, sent his aur-burn-hairod
sweetheart instead of a bottlo
of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup a bottlo of hair
dyo, wants to know tho best way to commit