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DAILY CAIRO - - B DELETFN
0A1H0, ILLINOIS. SUNDAY 'MOBNINO, APIitL 16, 181)2.
)t W.:. WHEELER,
Summer Wood ami Kindling
coneunUj on cena
At Sevpiity-flv centa per load.
Stave Trirami n e a
At on dollar per load.
Thn "IrlromingVare coarae ehavtng". end make
the best rammer wood for eooklny pnrpotee aa well
m the elieaueai erer told In Cairo. Vat black
BtUi'a nee lseetttng tlrue, they ere unequalled
I.eee nor order e et the Tenth otreet wood rerd
fjAIRO CIT FERRY CO.
THREE .WBk. STATES.
On tad after Monday, Jane 7th, end nntlt farther
notice tntfonyboal will make tripe a follow:
m.t Lltne LiiTti
Fool fourth it Mleeouri Land's;. Kentucky Ld g.
(:0f. m. Slue. ra. 9 t. m,
10:00 a. ra. W:a.ra. He m.
itfOp.m J p.m. p.m.
i:V,p.m. 41 p.m. 5;00p.m
n.wi ' n m low
km i It ii i il i iTt- "7 i
A Now end complete TT tol. fronting on Lcee
Second end Hellrotd Street,
Th Tu'cncer D -pot of ih Ohlcuiro, St. Lonla
en' jewOrlMne: Illtnol Central; Watah. St.
Louta end Pert tic; liuti Mountain end S uihorn,
Moh'luend OMo; l a.tr end St Lome Kaiiwaye
are nil Jnut acrttee the trei-t; while ihu Steamboat
Land I ii In lnt one einare dlatant.
Thin Hotel te heati'd by ateem, hai Ho am
Laundry, Hvdranllc Elevator. KliKtric Co"l Bella
Anlnmatic Klre-Alarma. Uatha. ahaolutplv pure air,
perte'-tiwwrresrw and compete appolntmenia.
Hannrh fnraiehlnga; perfect aervtce; and an on
sic ilvd table
Tj. V. P AUK Kit As OO..IiMawi
Commercial Atenno and Elffhth Rtrct't.
T. BTOH8. Preatdent. I P. NFPF". VlcePrea'nt
II. WKLLS, Caablcr. T. J. Kurth, Aea't rash
f Bron Cairo I William K'nte. .Cairo
fa erNelT " Wlllbra Wolf....
f. M OHerloh " IO.O 1'atlcr "
K.A Buder " I " Welle "
I, Y. Clemron. Caledonia. .
A UKXKnA'. BASKING llTJSINRf.B DONE.
Exchange eo'rf audbonitht. Intoreit paid In
theMevluM Dt'p trtment. Collcctlone made and
all bualnca promptly attended to.
JiTEW Y'ORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest, Variety Stock
IN TJEIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
" esaw mm
Q. O. PATlEIl & CO.,
Cor.MniUnthtirt .pAirft 111.
CommM ytUlU AUe
rpiIECITV NATIONAL BANK.
Of Cairo. Illinois.
71 OBIO LKVBJt.
A General banking business
TIIOS. W. HALLIDAY.
pNTERPBISE SAVING BANK.
Of Cairo, .
EXCLUSIVELY A SAVINGS BANK.
TIIO.. W.IIAI..L.IDAY, .
PROPRIETOR OF 8PR0AT8 PATENT
Wholesale Dealer . in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON.WELI
rr:KED FOR siurriNO.
Oar Loads a Specialty.
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
MOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OT JOB VTOKK DONR TO ORDER
NO. 2? EIGHTII STREET,
Cniro. . . Illinois
MII.J. AND COMMISHIOS.
J ALLIDAY BROTHERS,
. CAIRO, ILLINOIS.
FLOUR. GRAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring Mills
H'isrbest Canh Price Paid fftr Wheat.
SALE OF UNCLAIMED PRO
PERTY. NOTICE 13 IIERKBY GIVEN THAT
ON THE 17TII DAY OF APRIL,
A. D. 1883,
At 10 o'clock in the forenoon at the freight homo
ol the Ht Lonie, Iron Mountain and Soiitlvrn rail
way company In the city of Cairo, etate of IlUnoir,
the following deacrlDed artie'ea conalKnud ae below
will he told at public auction, to pay charge tIi:
COMalGNIKM, t)Ef HltT 8N.
J . U. Kecd 1 pkg. (3j wheel
Wm Shay 1 cheat tools
L. 8. Itinera 1 hix mindrtes
Loul Herbert....,. 1 bdl. of aark
U. W. Frauken........ i keg buer
l)o S beer kega
Bellvlllebrew. Co . 1 lieorkesa
U.Tranken, - .... S beer kega
A. Lohr I bf brl cidor
.1. Bradford 1 hoi a h niod
Ma eiuBounia Ibox eundrlea
W. 1 Johpkon I chent toola
Louie llorbert............ S bocr keg
Henry Wood 1 horeo power
Louie Herbert a heir kog
Harrlaou Woodi. 1 be h h goone
Uannon Aco 1 box hardware
That the eamu hnve been received by the M Lonle
Iron Mountain and Southern railway c mpany aa
commune Btrlnra, in the reRtilnr conree ot buefneaa
oimiiiuncd aa above trt Cairo, llllnota.atid bare been
hrK the timo n qulru'l by law.
TDK ST. L' I'll. IKON MM'NTMN AND
SOUTHERN U ILWAY COMI'ANy. HT
II. Ii, M1LUUUN, AOENT. .
DaUdMar-.h 3lit, lc!. -
SERVICES AT THE CHURCH OF TllE
The following will be the icrvlcea at the
church of tho Budecmer tonlay i
0:30 a. m. Sunday Sohool.
11 p. m. Litany and Holy Eucluriut.
7:30 p. ni. Evening prayer.
The Rve. J. B. Ilnrrison, S. T.B. late
secretary of the Dioceso of Tenncnace will
preach at hoth ierviccg 11 and 7:30.
F. P. Davenpoht, Rector.
Messri. John McEwcn, It, Smith, LeinRkos?,
Julius Serbian, Jag. S. Reunion, James
Hopeon and othcri:
Gkntlemkn1 desire to thank you
kindly for tho high complimentary manner
in which you hare been pleased to refer to
me in requesting the use of my name as a
candidate for alderman at the approaching
election. Under other circumstances I
should hesitate to decline so flattering a
call, but my present business engagements
are each, that I am compelled to do ao.
W. P. Wrioht.
THE MISSISSIPPI GAP.
The cut in the Mississippi leveu has been
the sulject of so much comment, and the
old lady ot the Argus has made such stren
uous efforts to prejudice the public mind
by false statements concerning it, that the
following facts, obtained from reliable gen
tlemen and from actual sight and measure
ment, will be of value: The gap is exact
ly eleven and a half feet wide at its nar
rowest point; the stream of water is twenty
inches deep and runs through t''e gap at
the rate of exactly two hcndked and
seventv fket fkr MiscTE. This latter fact
was ascertained by Mr. Robert Cairo1, who
accurately timed a piece of wood while it
flow ninety feet in the channel.
The following letter, also bearing upon
this subject, will explain itself:
Caiho, III., April IgSth, 1882.
Cpt. W. P. Uallidsy:
DiiAK Sir As you request me I have
made a careful measurement of the cut in
the new levee, back of my house. It is
eleven and one-half lU4) feet wide and
twenty (20) lncliea deep; water running
1 ours Hip.,
THE NARROW GAUGE INFLUENCE.
A party signing himself "A Tax payer,"
in the Argus of Friday, had something to
say about tho "Real Issue" and tnat the
narrow gauge is used for the purpose of
diverting the minds of tho people. Is it
not io' order to isy that litis cry of "A
Tax payer" is for the purpose of diverting
attention of the people from the only real
livo issue that is now beforo them,
namely, whether or not the narrow gauge
shall be allowed perpetual protection at
the city's expense without contributing
thereforf A prominent citizen on Eighth
Btrcet said to-day(Friday)that certain parties
were boasting that three thousand dollars
had been sent here to carry the election in
favor of tho narrow gauge that that was
the cheapest way to get into the city. That
sum would pay for several "advertisements"
as the communication referred to appear
under that head.
With reference to influeuco in
the city council, to which "Taj.
payer" refers, I will say that
"influence" secured themoney that was ex
panded on Cache bridge from the state
legislature; the bridge therefore costing the
city nothing. "Influence" certainly was
prominent in funding the city debt, in
which the city has and will save $370,000.
A for Railroad avenue tho party is
both ignorant and 6tupid, not to know that
the improvement did not cost the city one
cent; but was all paid for from sales of a
portion of the 100 foot strip.
The man tells an ignoiant, prejudiced
falsehood when ho says that the city is
bankrupt. It might be bankrupt, if its
citizens were all such avaiicious misers as
I could name. Owing to the provisions of
the law, the expenditures on account of
the late flood could not be paid out of the
present appropriation bill ; but had to be
borrowed (not, however, from "A Tax
payer") to comply with the law. (If Tax
payer docs not believe this let hint read
the city charter and Mr. Lansden's opinion,
written in 1870.) The city taxes, levied
for ' the year 1881, are being
collected now, which, with the license due
on the 1st of May, will place id the city
treasury a larger fund than we have had for
two years and ample to meet the wants of
the city during tho coming yenr.
, If "Tax-payer" were disposed to be fair,
he would not present only tho shadows,
made black with falsehodrls, but would alsV.
have something to Bay of the good which
"the influence" has dom. ' fl would prob
ably not have to go very far back and rum-,
mage through records, musty, dusty and
long without force, to Hod that said "in
fluenco" had taken an important part in
aving the city from threatened total de
struction. Yes, Totcrs, look 'the issue squarely in
the face and do not let these arct.oological
cranks throw antideluvhn dust into your
eyes to blind you to the real live issues of
the day. . Live Issue. ,
In accordance with a eall by the citizens'
committee of twenty-five a goodly number
of citizens gathered at the Tenth street hall
last night, for tho purpose of hearing the
joint reports of tho committee ot twenty-
five of its sub-committee of five, with re
ference to matters referred them at previous
meetings. The reports consisted principal
ly of the result of consultations by the com
mittees with the officials of several railroad
companies', with a viow to learning whether
or not they could bo induced to join with
the city and tho property company in
strengthening tho city's levee. The reports
were substantially as has already been in
timated they would be in . these columns.
No very satisfactory conclusions hud
been arrived at, yet some
progress had been mtdo. . Tho reports were
accepted by the meeting after some com
ment. ' '
" A motion was made by Col. John Wood,
to the effect that tho sub committee of five
bo instructed by the meeting to .continue
its conferences with the railroad officials
and the4Trust Property company, not only
with a view to arriving at some satisfactory
conclusion as to raising and strengthening
the levees, but as to the best means
of permanently ridding the city
of sipe water. lathis connection the Col.
took occasion to speak at some length of
tho plan proposed by Captain W. P. Ualli
day, and set forth in these columns at va
rious tinios, namely, of puddling the sand
ridges outsido of tho Mississippi levec.
The Col. thought the plan practicable, and
easily and cheaply tested. He thought
that a small amount of the work might be
done at first ss an experiment, and that if
it proved satisfactory more- could be done.
Ciptain Halliday offered an amendment
to the motion to the effect that the sub
cymmitteeof five and a committee appoint
ed by the citycouncil. act jointly and carry
on their consultations and negotiations
together. Tho captain offered as a reason
for this that tho officials of sumo ot the
railroad companies hid hesitated in con
ferring with tho sub committee alone, bo
causesaid committee was not the creature of
a body authorized to conclude agreements.
He said that in conversation with Mr. Jef
freys, of the Illinois Central railroad 'some
days ago, that gentleman had signified a
willingness to meet a committee represent
ing an authorative body at any time, and
with great pleasure, for the purpose of con
sidering a proposition to raise Ohio levee.
He also understood that the Trust Property
company was willing to raise and widen
the Mississippi levee, and ho thought that
a committee, such as ho proposed, could ac
complish something with all parties inter
ested. Captain Halliday also took occasion
to touch upon his plan of preventing the
accumulation of sipe water in the city in
the future, stating briefly 6omo of his
reasons for believing it practicable and
that he was informed by a competent en
gineer whom he named, that the character
of the ground could be tested at very small
cost with an inch-and-a-half-augcr and a
piece of gns pipe.
Col. Wood accepted tho amendment and
remodeled his motion so as to increasg the
joint committeo thus formed by thfee more,
from the city at large. His reason for this
wns that there wcro gentlemen who knew
more about the matters witli which the com
mittee would have to deal, than did any of
tho present members. Tho motion
as thus amended was adopt
ed without a dissenting vote.
Mr. Wm. McIIale moved that tho chair
be given two or three days time in which
to select and appoint the three additional
members of tho committee. Carried.
The chair called for further business, but
as no one responded, Col. Wood stated that,
as all the business for whiqh tho meeting
was called had been disposed of, lie would
move that tho meeting adjourn. Carried.
Mr. H. n. Knowles' and wifo left tho
city last Wednesday for,Chicago by way of
Decatur where they will remain a few days.
Mr. Wcatherhalt, representing tho large
chair factory of Messrs. Combs, Hartmann
& Co., of Tell City, Ind., is in the city on
business for his house.
Frank B. 8ugg, tho popular representa
tive of R. N. Ewell A Co., wholesale jobbers
ot cigars and tobacco,! s a guest of The Hal
liday and with - his usual popular
stylo of doing busiuesH securing a good
trade this trip.
Mr. Charles Anderson is in tho city and
ably reoresents tho well kniw firm of J. B.
Wilder fc Co,, wholesale druggist of Louis
Noting the Effects.
R. Gibbs, of Buffalo, N. Y writes:
"Hearing your Burdock Blood Bitters Ihv
orably spoken of, I wus induced to watch
their tffectn, and find that in chrouic dis
eases of tho blood, liver and kidneys, your
bitters havo bum signally marked with
success. I Wo used them myself with
best resultr-, for torpidity of the liver; and
in tho case of a friend of mine suffering
from dropsy, the effect was ' marvelous,"
rrico $ LOOi, Puul 0. Sqhuu Agent, v
The sipe water is gradually declining.
Its long and unwelcome visit so unappre
ciated will ever be remembered by the cit
izens of Cairo.
The Fannie Tatum will report hero to
night or early to-morrow morning for Bt.
Louis. Parties going up the Mississippi
should not forget this boat, as J. B. Con
way, master, is a "jolly good feller," and
always onturtains his guests in the best
This being Sabbath, the Gus Fowler,
with her usual strict olwervance of the
Lord's day, will not come down to-day.
The W. A. Johnson, the regular Evans
ville and Puducah packet, is due to-day in
place of the Gus Fowler.
The Jas. W.Gaff for Memphis to day.
The Gaff in the fltgship of tho line sho re
presents, and Bob Wise, her chief, still
presides. Mr. James Surtres and Harry
Caglcy represent in the office.
The B. S. Rhea is duo to-night from
Nashville. Capt. Turner commands and,
T cm Galligher with Jolly Hard have charge
of the pflice. Fayette Spillers and Charley
Yarbrough occupy their position on tho
boat, both being pilots. Of course wo aro
understood. Charley Stockbara handles tho
engines with as much ease and skill as any
man in his line of business can do.
The Silvcrthorn left last night with a big
oa 1 of corn for Hickman.
Yesterday was another dull day on the
wharf but few arrivals or departures.
Capt. John Diugherty, bf Paducah,
landed a raft of choice poplar logs 00,000
feet for the Ciirobox and basket factory.
Alico Brown, with tow of barges, passed
up last evening for Louisvillo.
Tho Bright Light arrived at 3 a. m. yes
terday for St. Lwis, and departed 4 a. m.
General Birnard, TJ. S, supply boat, left
last evening for St. L mis at 3 o'clock.
The City of Providence, from Vickiburg
on her way to St. Louis, arrived with n
light trip last evening and departed at 0
Tho river at this punt last evening
marked by the gauge 31 feet and falling.
Monday morning, April 3rd, 1882, of the
regular March session of the county board.
The board met pursuant to adjournment.
All members present.
0.1 motion John Binkston was appointed
road supervisor of road district No. 1 for
tho eosuing year.
Henry Dunning who, at the last Decem
ber session of the board, was appointed
road supervisor for district No. 11, declin
ing to act, aud it appearing to the board
that the said Henry Dunning is extcmpt
from road duty, Alfred D. Childers was, on
motion, appointed supervisor for said road
district for tho ensuing year.
Tho resignation jf James BiUingsbyai
road supervisor of district No. 31, was not
accepted by tho board, and tho clerk is
hereby inatructed to return to him, all
papers returned by him, as heretofore Is
sued by the clerk.
The reports of R. Fitzgerald, coroner, of
inquests held on tho bodies of the following
persons wcro presented, approved and or
dered filed :
James Biggs, February 23, 1883, all fees
paid; Phillip Lockett, March 14, 1882; F.
Chesterman, March 24, 1882; Carl Goss,
March 15, 1883; unknown, March 25, 1883,
John Dougherty having paid into the coun
ty treasury tho sum of $00 for saloon license
in tho town of Thobcs, and thereby open
ing iipand keeping the samo without filling
a bond and procuring a necessary liconso
as required by law and being threatened
with prosecution for violating said law, and
beiug unable to givo the required bond ho
closed up said saloon, and petitions the
board to rofund him said money except for
the timo he maintained said place of busi
ness, and the board being fully advised con
cerning tho same, it was on motion ordered
that Miles Parker, county treasurer, refund
to said Dougherty tho said Bum after de
ducting for tho. time he kept said saloon
The petition of Wm. Sickman for a li
cense to maintain and operate a steam ferry
Greenfields Landing Mo to a point oppo
site to Cairo on tho Illinois side was pro
scntod to tho board, and it appearing to the
board that tho petitioner as not complied
with iecthm No. 4 Chapter No. 85 of the
Revised Statutes iu relation to ferries. No
action can betaken at this session.
Tho following claims having been al
lowed, Including per diem and milage of
members and clerk, the clerk it hereby
authorized to draw warrants, against and
In anticipation of tho collector of the taxes
for the year 1881 to tho amount of tho
balances remaining in each of said fund
where either of - anid funds Is found
to bo already exhausted no warrants can
be drawn until further provided for, which
aid warrant! are payable out of tho lunds
scpcially appropriated) and set apart a
follows, viz: - -
ON ACCOCKT 0P PALTERS.
B. F. Brown, cash paid out on ac- .
cout of Mose Logan ... f JO 0d
T. A. Brown, merchandise for poor- '
house.. ,i . l $fj
M. Wbitaker, keeping II. Slrlpler 8
months to March 1 18 00
Straton & Bird, merchandise for ,
men on li!Veo.,4... 23 06
Peter Saup, cash paid on account of
paupers....i 6 83
ON ACCOCKT OP STATIONARY, ETC.
Culver, Page, Hayne & Co., assesser'a
books, judgements, records, etc, C3 60
ON ACCOUNT OP SUP'T OP 8CHOOL8.
Mrs. P. A. TTlor, 10 days acrvices,
to Msrcfyi ,.,.,., 40 Off,
ON ACtoNT OP CIRCUIT COURT.
Botto Oazzola, in full of bill for
f 3J.33 for hoarding jury in tho
case of Reyuolds, tho sum of
$17.23, the samo being at tho
rate of $1.00 per day. 17 J5y
ON AOCOIOT OP DIKTfKO PRISONERS. : "
It. Fitzgerald, dieting prisoner 8'
months to March 1 , 493 00
ON ACCOUNT OP CONTINOKN'CIEjJ.
P. Corcoran, 2 burials, -per order of
coroner. 11 00
T. McLaughlin, plastering and re-,
pairing jail cell 8 00
R. Fitzgerald, kindling wood for
court house and quilts for jail. IP 60
N. Feith, 2 coffins per order of cor
oner 8 00
Cairo Gas Co., nas at court house for
mouth of March, less discount. 12 60
J. 8. McGahey,4 pieces of cypress. . 60
R. Fitzgerald, holding inquests per
reports fll 00
And to the following who composed
the c nroucr's jury, the sum of
. $1 each: Geo. E. Olmsted, G
W. Hendricks, Guy Morse, F.
O. Metcalf, W. M. Downs, Wm.
White (2), J. 8. Barclay, 8. Bur
ger, L. D. Herbert, T. N. Kim
brough, John McNulty, C. L
Turner, James Summerwell,
Downing (8), A. J. Kline, L.
Mitcholl, J. Putton, T. Hen
dricks, J. McGee, P. Corcoran,'
W. W. Testerant, John Lnvek,
W. C. Vewsonie, A. J. linev
M. Houtigan, R. Walsh and Ed
Jones -total SO 0$
Total ...f 144.70
ON ACCOUNT OP COOTt CLERK.
S. J. Ilumm, 5'days clerk of court
and board to date .,....$15 09
ON ACCOUNT OP ROADS AND BRIMES. '
Thos. Ilobbs, building at Sexton
creek per contract $40 00)
G. 11. Herrick, road viewing, furn
ishing plats, &c 8 00
L. D. Davis, 1 day road viewing, ... 2 00
W. N. Ralls, 1 day same., 2 00
M. Coleman, 1 day same . . , 2 0
L. Whitaker, 1 day sume-.. 3 00
OS ACCOUNT OP TtR DIEM.
T. W. Halliday, 1 day ctvmmissioner. 3 00
J. A. M. Gibbs, 1 day tame &6 miles 8 60
Peter Saup, 1 day 6ar ....,..,... 8 00
I. , i
Total " !$11 60.
Thero being no further' buemcus on mo
tion the board adjourned ma. de.
Samce!. J. Hesm, Clck.-
of total amounts allowed out (4 each fund
at this meeting of tlm boards
Amount out of pauper f&no.. .$70 Sf
Amount out of stationary fund .... 53 00'
Amount out of Supt. of Ftbool fund 40 00
Amount out of circuit court fund . . 17 15 .
Amount ont of dieting triaoaen fund 403 00
Amount out of contingent fand. . ..144 70 -Amount
out of county clerk (fand . . 15 00 ;
Amount out of road and bridge fund 56 00
Amount out of per diem fund..,, 11 60
Total , $000 5tf
A New York undertaker, who had
been employed by wealthy family try
bury their my dniightfi", was recently
swindled in a novel' manner. He wusr
called upon a fow da.- after tho inter
ment by a woll-dfosMitl young man,
who professed to hart? beam betrothed to'
tho young lstdy, and, desiring to givo
some token of tho extent of his Affection'
for her, was anxious to pay tho funeral'
expenses. After touch persuasion the.
undertaker was indiutd" (o mako out bi.
bill, nnd lite young mail left, saying that
he would return in a few momenta with
a cheek. No chock was rweived, and,
the umlfUxker somotlme afterward as
ccttalniui that the swindler had called
on the father of the deceased and collect
ei tho amount. , .
Twelve boys aro hi the CaJifofrrfs Pen
itiitiury. Just think how unhappy thev"
must feel when thfiy reflect that the Inif
outsido nro enjoying themselves by ly
inp; tin pans to dogs' tailsl
Beds of Dawn Feel Hard.
All beds teem hard to the rheumatic.
Then hsrken ye peevish entTerers! Apply
Dr. Thomas' Eclectrio .Oil to yourachimr
joints and muscles. Rely u Don it that you
will experience speedy rellei. Bucn, tf
lo.r, is the testimony of those who have
used it. The remedy it likewise lucoeta '
fully retorted to for throat and lung dla
eases, sprains, bruises, etc. Paul O. 8cuh.
J. Thomas "Witham.
AmHNxv au CouNetiXon at Law.
Will Dractlce In all the court ot loerl aail
Illlnol. local undaupnmei and tb L'aUeO)
Biaire cuari ior id aaautrai aiewct m.nwn... ,
Claim, collcctlone. Uxee. title ac loans aU
tended t. ' ,
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