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THE DAILY BULLETIN.
times i BolletU Batldlac. Wasultntosi Atcdu
TTKACD AT T rT OfNO III CAIRO, IL
UBOM, Al S100ND-CLAS MATTER.
urnwiXL PAfKR OP CITY AND OOllNTT
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
JoticoltMeolnmn.lihtMnt(i pr line for
Ireland tin cent Pr .h.uh-e1uuavlur-lion.
Kor on wwk. 80 cent puritan. ur ou
niOBlb, to muu pir Itun.
. A. Buotli'u Extra Selects
at A. T. DeB ion's, 5fl Ohio levee.
Use Th Cairj Ulu.etis perforated
scratch book, otii'io of calendered jute
manilla, equally good lor ink r pencil. For
'ale. in tUree sizes, at the office. No. 2 and
8. five and ten cent each ly the single uiii-,
by the dozen or by the hundred, no vria
tion in prices.
Extra Select Oysters
it A. T. Dellaun's, 56 Ohjo levee.
Receipt books, Cairo da'e line, perfora
ted stub, suited to any business, manul'ac
urod and for sale at the Cairo Bulletin
ffice. ' .
A. Booth's Extra -elecM
at A. T. Dell tun's, 50 Ohio levee.
Two cars choice New York early eecd po
tatoes. Guaranteed Bir.it Rose potatoes
and for sale low, by
New Yoke Stork.
A. Booth's Extra Selects
at A- T. Delinun'8, CO Ohio lcvcu.
New Goo Js! ew St) lei
Mn. 9- Williamson desires her friends
to know that she is now receiving new
goods and lateaty lea, aud is ready, at her
tore on Seventh street, to receive her cus
tomers as before. Thsnkiug hey old pa
trons for favor in tho pint. Sue itiviies
them and all others to call mxl ix tmine
prices and goodd, feeling assured she Can
satisfy them in every respect.
Teams anil laborers.
Thirty teams and sixty I a bores are want
ed to work on the New Lvee, to com
mence Saturday morning March lMi, at 7
o'clock a. ru. f earns Hnd laborers will n
port to the undersigned on th works.
at DeB tun's, 50 Ohio levee.
A Popular Touic
FOn WEAK Ll'NOa AND CONSUMPTION.
No preparation ever tnmdu.ted to the
American public, lor the rebel Mint cure ol
Coughs, Colds. 8' lie Threat. Debilitated
Constitutiooa, Weakness of the Lungs or
Consumption in the incipient or advaicd
stages of ihe uisesse, lias ever met with the
indorsements f phy ieians or patients a
the celebrated ''Tolu.Rtfk nd live." The
repeated and continued sides film tut el
everywhere are the bint cvi- ei.ee of its real
merits. Letters and testimohaln from every
quarter of the country, hi testing the stim
ulating, tonic and healing effects, arc in
rxiaseaaion of the proprietors, and can be
adduced to convince the most hk ttii- tl
reader of its intiin-ic -virtues. Fu-ther
commendation is unnecessary and super
fluous, as a trial of this article, having a
pleasant taste and agree:)!! flavor, will
atisfy all those who are afflicted or pining
away with pulmonnry weskness of there
lief to bo an -tired by the use ofTulu, Rock
and Rye. f Chicago Times.
GEINTERAL local items.
VotleM In the columns, ten csnti ptr line.
Hfim iBMruaa, rnn
. Don't tnfsa the opening performance at
tho Theatre Co nique to morrow night. 1 1.
Ia our corset department we offer ex
trsordinary bargains at 30c, 73c aud $1.00.
See them. It.
The finest stock of liquors and cigars
ia the city is at "The Opera Exchange,"
on Sixth street.
No evening services will be held in
the Methodist aud Presbyterian churches
A largo troupe of artists will make
the Theatre Curaiquo ring with fuu to mor
row, night. It.
Some heavy snow and cloudy weatlur
bat no rain of any consequence was report
ed from the northwest yesterday afternoon.
The thetmometer bad an upward tendency
Now lines of Spring lloisery will be
offered at Stuart's Monday, as is well
known and pikes on these goods cannot be
; approached eUewhere. See our Lidies'
Baibngan Hose at 20c, 23c and 30c. It
Da not fail to examine our bargains
ia Embroideries, Laces, &c; it will pay
you. Ptuart. It
i Harry Walker's Theatro Cninique will
gain be thrown open to the pnblic to-nior-
row night, A. fine troupe will make the
opening; performance a graiid ffiir. It
.The finest stock of liquors and cigars
is the city is at "The Opera Exchange," on
The wrrices will be held in nearly M
Our churches as usual to l;iy. H r. Oeortre
bss retarded an I will occupy the Tresby
, teriati pulpit, and It-v. E N ish win c, ,n
' dovt nrviOs . In tlie iM lio.;M clmr.-li,
, Which 'Hill U Uuru tkau urutui.ily Ini r
The finest itock of liquors and ci'jar
in the city is at "The Opera Exchange," on
A brass bind will accompany the f x
ciirsi'.n prty on the steamer Three States
to Wick I ffj this aftern. on.
Sitt irl'8 reliable dry goods homo will
i.ff.-r on Monday inominjr several leading
"brands of bleached cottons liiucli under the
pr-ivdling prices. lr
A ttrand re opening will bo given by
Mr. Harry Walker at bis elegant new
sdonn aud Theatre Coiuique to-morrow
niuht. . lf
On Friday tho M'ssisoippi river
reached nearly to the top of tho highest
emh'inkmcnt at H-lenn, A'k., and tho city
was thought to bt1 d s.uvd to oeiflw to
the depth ot several feet.
Since la-t evening trains lviva again
been running on tho Wabvdi road to this
city. All d.miges along tho line have
been rep iirod, an I afttr this, trains wilt lun
reglarly and ou time.
Deders in oleomargnrinf, suino and
tho like in St. L'mis are ju-t now on the
anxious seat. A number of warrants have
been sworn out charging butter dealers
with violating tho law.
L. L. Cluxton, of V.ndalin, HI., who
defisuded "he state treasury by mens of
forged requisition papers, was plistere.l
with indictments. Twelve of the lulls were
quashed, and on tho thirteenth he was con
victed Hn I sentenced to two years in, the
penitentiary. Three 'more indictment
were nolle prosed, and to forty one renvun
in he pleaded ifuilfy, and was given eigh
teen years at Chester.
Men's, Bins', Lidies' anil Children's
Ruhuer B aits, at A. Black's, HO Cummer-
cid avenue. ll-
An effort is being m ido in Louisville
by the board of trade to induce congress to
give the secretary of war more funds to
distribute among the suffering people of
the Mississippi va.lcy. The Ixiard was in
duci d to set by the suffL-ring in Hicktnm
and other Kmtucky ti-wos which hid not
receive d any federal relief because the see
rotary of war had ixhiUsted the lu.id pUced
at iiis disposul;
Tho -names of Fred .Koehler and
Herman Myers might have been placed
among the list of coniribu'ors pu'di-hed
elsewhere, ast)ie former was guilty of send
ing about the hundred pounds of beef to
the workers on tho h v.-es and thu latt r
I ad charge of the distributi m of the
rations, but thy aro both bashful fellows
and m;ght havo some, sci Uilcs against being
nandwitched In auW;j s miny ladies,
ilL ieinre this separate mention.
Men's,, Biytt', Lilies' and Children's
rtiibher B nits, at A. BiackV, UO Commer
cial avenue. It.
The Ohio river w is stationery at this
point at forty si veti and a Inlf feet during
the twenty-four houis ending at one o'clock
yesterday afternoon. It rise two feet two
inches at Cliatt in ogi, oi e foot two inch' s
atCincinna i, four 'eet tiv iin hes at L-uis
ville, four inches at N ishvilie and on! foot
nine inches at St. L uis. It is tho opinion
of Sergeant W. II. Ravthitthw river may
stand here a little while but will not r an
to amount to anvtbmg.
N -w Ptiuls, Oinyhitns and Seersuck
ers will be placid on exhibition at Sum's
popular an I reliable cash dry goods houe.
The prices will bo as heretnf re tho vkkt
C I. Fred Grmt,it is rutnoted, has de
clared that his lather will not iicopt the
conditions of an ordinary retirement on the
Hrmy lit. Under these, the reti-od of
ficer is debarred from In I d g any puldic
office with a salary of more th m twelv
hundred d dlars a jear. It is not pn unli
able thivt any proposition to favor Oen.
Orant so highly as to niuke him an exception
to this rulo will be made. The purpose of
such an exception would p vivo at once all
the oppohition to a third term existing in
both the republican and ill nvxTxtie parties
and wou'd contribute to tho speedy defeat
of the proposed rx"eption.
Mr. II irry Walker's new qu rters aro a
ano lei of neatness and czinens. Tiiesi-
lorm in front is artistically p.ptred In Mr.
B.ake's b-st stylo and is ceituinly one of
tiio most attractive in theciy.
During Mm year 1881 tho Equitable
Life Assurance Society UbUed more than
$45,000,01 0 of new insurance, which is be
lieved to bo more than was written by any
other company in tho world. This in h
cues tho popularity of the society and the
puhlic's appreciation of its inconU'stablo
po'.icic. Tho tmt'mnt of litigation that
has taken place between I ho life insurance
companies in this country and tho bene
ficiaries of their deceased policy-holders
fills a mel incholy volume. A un-nt many
discreet men appreciate tho odvatilagca of
life Insurance, but hesitate to invent thoi'
money in it, lest some technicality or the
luadvertent statement of Homo 'rifling mat
ter should, after death, draw the policy
into a lawsuit. This is prevented by the
Equitable' incontestable policies, and tho
tiusiunes of 1841 shows that tho public
A fiif au Hence was prcsint at the
meeting of the Cairo Tvinpcrauee R ;form
citin. at its hall on E ghth street Inst Fri
day niyht. It whs a regular meeting and
a mie routine buiiiiua of no specinl Interest
to the ruhhi wan trans i led, R. v. U. Y.
Hecrge mad. n aoorl H-iiireis, out IVm , f i,i
U. M. . Atduu uudu a few reujatk.i, ad of
OAIRO BULLETIN: SUNDAY MORNING, MAUCII
which wis Interea'ing and attentively
lUtened fV Nom;n itions of officers of the
Club for tho ensumg year were to have
been niade.bdt for satis'actory reasons this
was deferred Until next meeting, when the
officers will be both nominated a-id elected.
Hence an interesting meeting may be ex
pected on tho night of Friday, next week.
The Odiornes wcro on the stage of the
opera hom last ni,'ht, contrary to tho ex
pectionsof many, mil althoigh a nunber
of InHiieniws wero against thetii, such as
bad weather and bad walk, they had a
fair house fully as good a homo as ill
management expected. Tne performance
Kithl.ten's Dioim," was well rendered
tho cniijuny and Well received
by the audience. It.. give
opportunity to tho .p rforineis
for a variety of ac ing, 1 1 all of which the
performers sut iiii'"l tli 'tnaetves well. The
audience, wnich was com;i -o I ol our best
peoplo, left for their respective
homes well please I with "ho diversion of
their th'tughts from thesul j. cls which havi
tided their inin Is for s v-rai weeks past.
- Pa btciih E iterpri-e: "Tin season of
thu year is fast approach ng when parents
and children, relatives and m qu iintances,
friends and lover?, erect each otln r with
compliments and good wishes and exchange
cards of friendship, even as tokens of love
or s'myly a"soveuii"s" of the great feast of
E liter, which i cele' rated by all the civ
il z al world, not merely as a feast of the
church, but also as the b. ginniug of the
brightest, the happiest, (and the
most pleasant of all s asons the Bea
sou of Soring. Tt-en E ist r souvenirs ar
not ajif ropriate, and often most opportum'.
They bring friends and relatives cl s-r to.
gethet, and convey more ehnotly than
words the good w ishes that aro intended to
At the close of the Milwaukee h-cure
Mr Wilde nvidu bis bow Bnd sought to
leave the stage. He proceeded h isurel.
and failed to find the exit. Turning again
he Iniwed awkwardly to the au lit nee,
aud walked over b-diiud the wings. .Ac
costing a reporter he oaid: "Why oi I yu
not Iivh tha'. door so that it would open
when I wish to go and not compell me to
mko an ass of myself?' The reporter po
litely imparted thoinf 'rmi'iou that he was
not the FCene shitter, ami, with a griun'de
the aesthete star'ed to leave. At this junc
ture a su; e -j cuiated : "Mr. Wilde; we
thought it would open." The poor boy
was directly crush, d by tho denunciatt ry
shout : "D m't 'Mi. Wil lo' m ; I am of no
ble hi nil. Treat me as become my station
with respect." Ho then turned and
walked away, shouting: ". ome up stabs!
C- m up, will you!!" Who was mean' no
one knew, and accordingly no one respond
ed to tho lank aesthete as he trodo oif.
fS'ntioel. Old Grandmother Argus presents an
amusing picture as she cries for "more
Igh'" when to inui'l lijit U already
lilinding her po'r old ejes. Ever since
Mr. London bait his articles in Till?
Bulletin, pres n'ing facts concerning the
past and present loli'ions existing between
the Cairo pn-p-rty run miy and the I lim i-
Centia! railroad company and the people
of Cairo, the old lady has
indu ged in sil'y ctiiic:sins and
nonsenaicil t-q libs entirely foreign to the
m titer under consideration and calcula'ed
to throw odium upon Mr. Lmsden. While
crying for "more light," tb fo lish o d
thing tins closed Ivr eyes and cri' d down
ill ish who s 'U ;ht to give her lFgl.t. She
eminds one very strongly of the man who,
bavino just been ilriwn from the river in
a drowning conrliiion, s t up a frantic
bowl for more w iter. What s'm needs
is a inns ard plaster and something to quiet
her nerves and a v ipor bath and a pair of
powerful specs, nd nn thing that will
(.tiniiilate her inenta ly, m nally, and phys
ically. N ilh'Ug sh rt of ill this will euabh
her to see an I recoguizn anvthing but a
lamp post in case of an emergency.
Officer II -i Martin has returned frmn
Chicago with Ihe negro Lee Smith to whom
reference has ln-en pieviously made. Sm ill
was captured by the Chicago poiiee with a
quantity of goods which it was believed
were not his own; Inn bo was turned over
to Odicer Martin without being punislnd
for thei ffi'iiseof which he was suspected.
The clnrges againit Smith, horo which can
bo amply prov -n against him, will s'nd
him to the penitentiary for. a number of
years. B 'sides stealing one hundred doZ'J'i
of eegs and on hundred pounds of butler
from Mr.G , M, Al ien, which wiro ncnrK
nil found upon his premises, he is known
by Chief M .crs to have also broken open a
loidedcar btnndingon the Illinois Central
tr ick about 111" 20 h day of I ist December
an 1 stealing tliep from two barrels of 11 ui
belonging to Mr. A. P. Schmeder, an Ohio
levee Hour merchant. The flour was found
In Smith's housu emptied into id 1 lime bar
ruls, but upon comparison ll was found to
bo the same quality of wind
AU, Sehrnmler bad lost. Chtef
Meyers will push tho charges against the
rascal, and will succeed In rididng tlris
community of tho wretch for a term of years
Your In wrath" U what ''Mrs. D
Groen" s'gna herself to a fomieu dention
to TllK Bltl.l.K.TIN pu'didieil elsewhere
8 ie certainly; has reason to be nnitry an
TlIB UllLLKTIM ( apologir. n to her, but of
lets in exteiiUHi'M) or its i tt'UHO the tact
that the cstab'lsh ne t w s lenipor irl'y
disorgin t d, a iioniit'oucaiis'i. prin urili
by the Vuiy uinwasouablo wutuor, wh.ch
m nlo it almost impossible to give proper
tare to all the detail of its manifold de
partments. Tub Bullkti is willing to
bear its share of tho blame and to nuke
any reparation possible for any sins of
omission or commission of which it may
have been guilty within tho last week or
two, but It asks "Mrs. D Green,'' and others
who may have been similarly grievtd, to
give Iho weather, that nwsl treacherous of
all things, (excepting some people),
from whnh Wo have u right to expect win
try blasts, snow, ice, solid levues, low Kvcrs
and law and order, and consequent pimce,
plenty, comfort, and general prosperity;
Imt from widen wit r-ceiv, instead, a tlis
ease, breeding itm isp'icn. c.oud-lark med
skies, water, water, water, levees like n ush,
rivers swelled, maddened and burst ng
their banks, and a cons ilient disturb nice
ol the generd order of things, with ruf
fianism in Ihe ascendency, from a of whiil,
even printing offi am and newspsp. r men
are not entirely ixonpt TllK Bn.i.ETIN
a-ks lb it this ireacher-iiisMiing, the primary
cause ot most of Tub Hl'LI.etin's sins ol
the k'n d in qii 'stion uud id' many other-,
he made to be.tr ita share of the hi one
also. And Thk Bulletin is satisfi d that
its plea wi I he heeded by tho fair winded
render hnd correspondent.
A Ballard county (Ky.) correspo ident
of the Ptducah News, ppeaking of tin
cmps, etc., d that county, says: "Never,
since I hi.ve known tho county, Las there
been as little in it in the way of doek feed
ns there is at tiio present time. With the
in-bS'-s of i lie people this will mnke it dif
ficult to make anything liko a full crop.
Stock will be unable lo perform the wmk,
and we shall I k fir nothing tn. ro than a
lie (I urn siz.' l crop, even if tho season
s'ioii i be ever so f -ivorablo. It i eiidnt
that the ground must work un.i.stially lu.rd.
bicnu- it never ws pukt-d Iiurder than it
is now. Tho heavy rains aud open winter
h ive brought about this result. The pros
pect for a go.ul crop thh year is by no
mt ns favorub e, yet cir. u mttiieeg niay
c'Ui" up that would change things greiHy
for the better, and we shall h po for tlrs
r. suit. The summer wenth.-r of last week
made wheat grow very rapidly. The ap
prehension now is that it is growing too
fast, and that it liny be advanced so uiuch
that a frost in April may damage it severe
ly. To Siy the least of the whet ( rp as
itDowpresentsitsef,it is beaut ifu ; Hid
one w uld scire dy think it could taillo
produce a inagn th t nt yield. Yet this is
by no means certain. We Invo know n ji
to fail when the prospect appeared the
most fla tering; but somehow we cannot
(five np the idea laid tta crop this year
must be a good one. We have experienced
a much ill-success in recent veins that le
time fir better luek has about reached us
With a good wheat crop, a good tobacco
and corn crop this year, our people would
be grcty releaved," and wi bait, them
many woul I unqii"'ionahlv utr r."
o , .
"YOURS IN WRATH."
Tl-nr Full, tin:
List week I wrote y u a letter a flm
letter; the very b. st piece i f writing I ever ,
d d was III it letter, dated Feb 27 h.
I doubt that Lord M ica 1 ry's pure En
gbsh has ever been s well in d lied as i.
was the day that manuscript iity upon tin-
desk, ready for th.i printer. Tho cmiiposi
tu n wns caleuUteii to till the author with
pride; the chrtegraphy was 'ho perfection
ol Irgiol'e neitnesH, being ix cutd in j I
dack ink on snow white paper. Imagine
my fever of impatience pending iho neces
sary lapse ol tiiuo between tho pouting and J
the printing, which last I fully ixected
to h.i f.i lowed by cordial lett rs from cveiy
ditor in Egyp', b ging iho honor of add
ing my n nno to his corps,
Al is, alhs! would til it the fondly looked
for Bulletin of Mrch 4h had never
reai h d met 0 nn like a brood of young
turket'H in wri wo dhcr waa in i xnlation.
when my eager eyes scanned the "Cache"
com in itiicatinii. Toat masieiiy effort, so
sadly changed, so unfeelingly iiiu'ilated,
so ru'lessl, denuded of its hyphens ai.d
apitals, and, consequently, of 8'nno ( f it-
most briilaiil cciiitillati'ins, was barely
Oh, it was ton much for a Indph'ss woman
to put up wi.h! If I bad dared risk my
life on the shuck ley lilt olug that conveys
un-uspncting paBsangers on tho Vstmsh
and St. Louis roid to M uad 0 ty, tho en-
t'.re force on Thk Bulletin would have
thought that Mr. P-l L-lv, his
brotiier J k, and a I bis cou ins h d rail
ed. As it is.J I i. ope rim prin'cr'a lacomk
WAMI'ONAtIB lltlll WAMl'AllALOb Will U0 tlll ir
TOM A HAl KS nil 1 1 1 ill .
Sin di iypo,'npliii!iil fav irs wil' b gr.de-
uuy aecepteu, uvu wiioiesalu uiungcs over-
whelm oid (iiscourngc,
Yours in. Wrath,
Mus. I). Queen.
Cache, March 7th, 1882.
Mr. J. II. Btrton, of tho Carhoudtile Free
Press, waa In the city yesterday,
Mr. T. B. Kills, of St. Louis Is In thn
city tdnco yesterday, It la thought tttat he
will locate hero again in the hotel business
Cip'aln W. P. Ilullldtty returned from
Aldcriiiin B V. Bl .ko left on tho four
o'clock train yesterday afternoon for Anna
where bla family Inn been visiting for n
weekortAo. Hn will return to morrow
but will leuvo Ids lamily thuio a whtlu
II m. J. M. Linsden returned from Jones
b'lroyii terday evening.
Miyr N. B. Thlstlewood was reported
somewhat improved yesterday evening, but
still uiiablu to leave his room.
Cnlef -L. II. Meyers, who bad been con
fined to his bed for several days with se
vere general pp.s'r itlon, was out and on
duty again yesterday. Daring thu threat
ened danger on tho levees ho like many
others, was on duty both day and night
which could not fail lo tell upon b in soon
er or lat r; but ho is nearly alright again
Slier'ff John Hodges lenvcs to-day for
the country to b gone about a week. Ho
goes for iho pii'poso of keeping his ap
pointments with tho taxpayers of tho
Mr. Riuni, of Golconda, brother of
General Groen B. It turn, w is
n tho city yesterday veiwing
the town with Mr. Link, of Springfield.
Mrs.J.isse Hiukle wis reported ver low
yesterday afternoon. Grave doubts of h t
rec v ty was entertained.
Mr. O Hi.vthor i left yesterday morning
'or the east to purchase a I'ub and handsome
lino rif spring and summer dry goo. is, boots
and shoes, etc.
Hons J. P. Ribaits'and Din Hogan, and
jppt. llambleton, of Mound City, were in
the try yesterday.
Thifillowing is a list of those ladies
and G-ntloiiieu, citizens of Cairo, who pre
pared and contributed eatables for the
noble tinny of men who so bravely and
kuci csslully fought tho "mighty Missis
sippi" along the line of the city's new
levee on the 21 h, 2(5 h and 27th of Feb
ruary, A. D. ! S3i. Ti.is army of bravo
woiii' n, which stood within the oudang'-red
Homes which the men wero 1 boring to
protect, preparing with skillful and 8to dy
hands the rations fort e army at tho front,
ciTtainly desciV' S honor iJ.e mention and
to share, ubke wim the lat'er, the credit of
siving the city from d ..-s' ruction. Here is
Mrs. II Breihahn, M a Geo. Becker.
" E. A. Burnett, " II. B ock,
" P. W. Birclay, " A. Black,
' S Risenwater, " John 15 o. r k
" . Cmtwell, " II. II. Candee,
" S.T. Cooper, " r- C m il
" C. Cuniiinghain, " w'.ti. Cury,
" I'ugli Ca'.uhan, " C. W. Dunuing,
" W.M.D.vldsou. " Henry Ebiott,
" C. F. uthter, " Chas. gayer,
" John Gates, " J. A. Go'dstine,
" N. W. H-cker. " G. W. Mvlvaiig,
" II. A II ntion, " I. B. Hudson,
" J. M. Phillips, " W A. H .cker,
" Chas. Howe, " John Hicker,
" L C. Herbert, " C. N. Hughes,
" Jesse Hinkle, " A II. I'vin,
" J. II. Jones, " Frank Kratky,
" June-, (8th st.) " F. K .rsiney er,
" F K'inc. " A.L.br,
" J. MLins.len, " O -orgo L-odz,
" John Lonbert " Thonns Lovett,
" A.M.rx, " Elen McCarthy.
" M. M inning, " J .d.b M irtin,
" II. Meyers, " I! McManua,
" C.Pii k. " N. Prou-y.
" Ja n- sR'ss. " M isea Pidllips,
" II. P. Go .dy esr, " U P. Bobbins,
Woon R ttenhuibe " V R. sell,
" J hn Ri se, " P ler Smp,
" Win. Strntt'-n, " J W. Scnrctr,
" I N. Siniih, " Jos. Steagda,
" II. E Spaulding. " A. P. Schroder,
" A. Smith, " II Schuh.
" C. Schoemeycr, " II. 8 inb rs,
" J ill-. Sheds, " S' hwanitr,,
" Pml G. Scbuh, " Il rry Sehnl'z.',
" W Trigg, " John She. ban,
" M.J. Ilowley, " Charbs Tbrupp.
" Henry Wells. " S. P. Wheeb-r,
" Jacob Walter. " & Misa H an,
" (5 I). Williamson, " Sudt White,
" R. W Iward, " John Wood,
" H. V Webb, " L uis K 'ehlcr.
" C.K'che, " J.-hn Kah ler,
THE OUT L')OIC E -TO l" RAO I VG.
After an absence in Ihe city ot Washing
in ol nearly a week, Captain W. P. Halli-
lay returned Inane yesterday alternoon.
He went to Washington l ist Monday ns one
of a sub -committee of seven, appointed by
the St. Louis liver convention's committee
ol twenty-one, to urgo upon tho several
congressional committees, hiving in char.e
ma'tcrs relating to the great western rivers,
the necessity of npptopriating money to
improve Hies., riv .rs. Tin committee went
to Washing!' n wilb the piimary object of
strongly recommending to tho committee
on commerco, widen h is power ever ail
appropriations for tho improvement of the
rivers, iho S.eedy oppio riatiou of tho
moneys nocessiuy to carry out the pbuiB of
tho congressional Missississippi river cini-
mission. This was an Important
wmk and it r quired not only a thorough
kn iwledgeof the subject of tho Mississippi
nvur improvement in general, but good
Judgment and ability to present it in an
effective manner, ami this tho seven gentle
men selected wero fully able to do and did.
Tho committee was very cnurtlously re
ceived at Washington tin I treated with the
Kreatest consideration throughout Its stay
thoro and in nil its delibera
tions wllh Iho congressional committees.
Thus conferences wero of a very pleasant
character. What thm delegation of sovon
had to aav both before the committee, on
levees (Captain J. It. Thomas committee)
and botoro the commerco couimittuo was
well received and the delegates left firmly
impressed that their efforts had not been in
vain. Capt dn Halliday believes that the
commerco committee, which has, until now,
been systematically opposed to making
tho Mississippi river the subject of
special appropriations, is now differently in
clined and will act favorable rjpim the ap
propriation askoi for by the Mississippi
river commission, which is now being con
si'leied and will be favorably reported upon
by Captain Thomas committee.
Captain' Halliday expresses himself 'in
terms of praise of Captain J. fl. Tbomas,
for tho deep Interest and the energy which
that gentleman manifests in all matters re
lating to Mississippi jjyer improvements.
Cipt. Tiioiims hao been ill for some dsy
previous to last Tuesday, and was, at the
time the committee of seven arrived in
Washington, uuder Mrict orders from
his physician not to exert bimself
in any way or to any extent, yet he left bis
room, was foremost in activity to give the
committee of distinguished gentlemen a
aiitablu reception, and arranged and at
tended alt tho conference meetings of the
committees. It was due greatly to tho ef
forts of Mr. Thomas that the commilteo of
seven received such early and such marked
ro ognitiou and was able to oiuko
such quick disposition of the important
duties entrusted to it. Captain Thomas is
a man of more inlluence at Washington
than tome people suppose; he Is recognized
as a man of more than ordinary importance,
is on lutima e terms with other in
fluential men, and is entirely in favor of tho
improvement of the Mississippi river in
accoroanco with tho plans of the
commission. Willi the impression left up
on toe commerce conuiutteo by the Com
mittee ot seven, and the energetic work of
Captain Thomas, backed by the influence
of Senator Lgan who is also in full sym
pathy with ihe efforts to improve the Mis
sissippi, added to all this the recent general
and very destructive floods along the great
rivets, to relievo tho suffering resulting
Iroiu which, congress was compelled to ap
propriate hundreds nf thousands of dob
Um ill this wi I prove a power which
i.either Iho congressional committee on
commerce nor congress itself ran dare to
oppose and stand firm agiioxt. Therefore,
the improvement of the Mississippi river.ln
ae -o-d inc.. w ill the plans of the Mississippi
river -.nvni--s:on, may bo looked upon by
the suff.-rirfg people of the Mississippi and
Ohio valleys as a cerla uty of the noa'r future.
FO.'t SALE BX
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