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THE- , DAILY
ilRO B ITLLETIN.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1, 1882.
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The .Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD V R K 7 G LOSE
G. O. PAT IK It & CO..
Cor. Nineteenth street! Puifrt 111
Commercial Avon no J vitiTll 111
O O A. la VJ
33 Stoves 33
S Tinware. S
The Cairo &Mouwl City
W. II.MOOUE, Muster.
From September Mh ontll further notice will
make trip a follow :
Leaves Cairo at 7:3) a. ra., 11 :00 a. m. and 4:)
V. m .
Lean- Mound Cltv at 8:tt0 a. m . 1 :-V. p. m. and
6:1" p m.
Cau m M44()d fori! umioai any cvenlne lifter
lux trp .
qa:ro city ferry go.
and after Monday. July 31. and until further
.the furrrbont fliree Status will rit'ias uc.tr
Mlblenn t c following lime tattle:
MtMonrl Landg. Kentucky Ld g.
Too a. m.
i:W p. m
ti:10 p. m.
' rip leaving Keuturkvl andtng at 4 :.V o'clock
P' boat will go to Hlrdu Point, mklo2 cou
JA'Vlth T. Jt St. L. passenger train for Cairo.
lY at ::t ) a. m. leaving Cairo. Will connect
wll5 St. '. train Icavinit Cairo.
TEGULAR CAIRO AND
1 DAILY PACliKT.
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HA Lb AY BROTHERS,
fLOUP. GlAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring Mills
Highest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
CHICAGO MARKET REPORT
CORRECTED DAILY BY CITAS.
9::iO A M. fioulembcr 29. .
W. P Lamiidin, r'.-sr editor of i'at Iltai.f rut
and itamt)0't pasung"r a'mt. Order, for all
kinds of ateamhoaf Job prlntluu solicited. Offlre
at I'liirilera Hotel, No. W Ohio levee.
Tim famous steamer Hobert E. Lee, the
naini BHke of one of the greatest generals
that ever lived, was burned Friday night;
no particulars whatever. While the tele,
gram was passing over the wires, the oper
ator at Tho Ilalliday House caught the
words Robert E. Leo burned last night.
That was all he heard.
The E. M. Norton from St. Louis arrived
last evening. She was aground about 110
hours near Grand Tower.
Tho Andy Baum for Memphis is duo here
early this morning. Passengers for tho
lower Mississippi can procure tickets of her
agent, W. F. Lambdin, office, 72 Ohio
The Jas. W. Gaff from Memphis is die
up to-night. Capt. Bob Wise commands,
ami W. F. LambdiD passenger agent, will
furnish tickets at low rates.
The Gus Fowler had an excellent trip
yesterday. She will lay over at Paducah
to-day, but will be here on time Monday
The Memphis Ueds played a match game
of base ball with the Eckfords at Paducah
ast Wednesday, and was handsomely de
feated. "Tho Reds" are first class ametures,
but struck the wrong nine.
The John Dippold was still lyiug Lure
last night. Can't say when she will leave.
The Fannie Tatuni has just got off the
ways at Mound city and her hull is now
in fine condition. She leaves here to-day
for St. Louis.
The J. II. Ilillman from Nashville is
due here this evening, and leaves here on
her return trip tor Rock city to-morrow
at 10 o'clock.
Capt Will Harmon left for Paducah on
the Gus Fowler last evening.
Capt. Will Harnbleton of Miund city
cauiedown yesterday on a few hours visit.
He was looking much better than he was
when ho returned from St. Louis last
The Hudson will leave hero early this
morning tor St. Louis, and will take par
ties at low rates who desiro to attend the
Fair at St. Louis this week. The Hudson
Las forty-five state rooms well furnished, is
fast and her tables are supplied with the
best the markets afford.
Thu W. P. Ilalliday has been on ground
for two days between here and St. Louis
Had not arrived when wo went to press.
The Ohio is still at a stago good and river
rising at Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, but the
upper Mississippi is unusually low and fall
ing. The City of Helena was due last evening
but had not arrived when the river column
Tho fine steamer City of Vicksburg loft
St. Louis last evening and is properly due
hero to-night; but owing to low water we
are not prepared to say when she will ar
rive. The Centennial for New Orleans Is due
this evening. Capt. Tom Davidson com
mnnds and Mr. George Davidson has charge
of tho office.
Tho Annio P.' Silver left St. Louis yes
terday evening and Is duo here to-night.
Ask your physician and ho will tell you
that Buchu is one of tho best, surest and
safest remedies for aiding, strengthening
and cleansing the kidneys. It is one of
tho ingredients of Hops and Malt Bitters.
JOHN JOHNSON & CO'S
Late Kocblor's, on Eighth Street.
Callforn.a Wlnoi, CUari of varv choice brand
anc Liquors of all ttlmii always on hand. Custom
September. Octohur. November.
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AN INTERESTING LETTER.
Coiicludud Fro.u Fourth Pago.
wheel trucks. oTt is 28 fueflong, 10
feet 0 inches in width, 3 feet 3
inches ia height and weighs 41,800 lbs.
I was told that it was onco "driven into a
snow-drift with ten locomotives at tho rato
of sixty miles an hour.
Jusf before reaching Re-o-ra-mo Station,
we passed what is called the "Maiden's
Grave," with a large cross erected over it
on one side "Tho Maiden's Grave," on tho
otherher nemo "Lucinda Duncan." She
was one of a party of emigrants going west
before there was any R. R. hero Sho took
sick and died and was buried on the plains.
Here on the red ridge is dividing line be
tween the Shoshoues and tho Piute, two
tribe otIadiaaawljo'seem to do nothing
but worrying emigrants, stealing stock,
eating grasshoppers, &c. The Shoshoues
are yery degraded Indians. Soon after
leaving the station, Hot Spring Valley
comes in on the left, and for eight miles
you can see columns ot stream Irora the
main "Hot Springs," some of them throw
ing sulphur water from twenty to thirty
teet high. Westot the Spring wo passed
Paradise Valley and Paradise Creek, where
are thousands of cattle roaming around.
One company have over '10,000 head, and
one ranged fenced of 28,000 acres. We
also passed "Bittle Mountain," where the
great fight thirty yearn ago was fought be
tween whites and Indians. This battle
gave the name to a range of mountains.
The Indians got badly beaten. After
passing a great many stations with inter
esting scenery to the travelers (but too
much ti writ'3 it down), we come to Win
nemucca Station, named after a chief of the
Piute Indians. Next come Rose Creek,
then Raspberry Creek, and why they
should call them such names is a puzzle,
as there is no signs of roses mid raspber
ries. But they call a Jack Rabbit, a nar-
now gauge mule. So wo must get used to
strange names in this country.
After a long ride through Canyons, tun
nels and passed many stations, we are now
gazeing on the Donner Lake, tho "Gem of
the Sierras." It is three 'miles loug and
ono mile wide, and the deepest point
sounded 200 feet. Its waters are cold and
as clear as crystal. This lake got its name
from a party of emigrants trom Illinois.
Among them the Donner family, who
perished on !r ImaUs.
As wo have been told tho btorv, we will
tell it again. The party was under the
guidance of a trapper, who knew nil about
the Sierras and the danger to cross them in
any weather. He wanted to hurry tho
party over the mountain before tho winter
snow would encompass them. Part ot the
party hurried forwarded, but Donner had a
largo lot ( f cattle and would not hurry
them. He got to Donner Lake and eu
camped there for the night. The weather
was cold and betokened a storm. The
party, who encamped at the lake that
night, was sixteen souls. Among them was
Mrs. Donner and her four children. Du
ring the night the etonn burst over them in
its fur)', bearing destruction and death
with it. Most of the frightened cattle
went off with tho storm. Ia tho morning
they could see nothing, but snow and still
flallinrr. Still there was hone as some of
the cattlo remained there with horses. But
Mr. Donuer was tick aud could not go, and
Mrs. Donner refused to leave him. Tho
balauce ot tho party, with tho exception ot
a Ferman who decided to stay with them,
placed tho children on the horses and
bade Mr. and Mrs, Donner a last good bye.
After a perilous battle with the storm they
crossed tho mountain and reached tho val
ley where tho danger was at an end. After
crossing tho summit they knew an attempt
to reach tho imprisoned party would be
worse than folly until spring.
Early in spring a party of brave men
started to find them, thinking they had
provisions enough to last thein through the
winter, but they wcru mistaken. After
weeks of toil and exposure they caino to
the camp of Donner. what a sight met there
first glance. In a rudely constructed cabin
before the firo sat tho Dutchman holding
in a vice liko grasp a roasted arm and
hand, which ho was greedily eating. He
flDranc to his feet. . sei'iniim to be. alraid
they would take it from him, which tlwy
had to do with mam strength. What re
mamrd of Mr. and Mrs. Donner was buried
in tho valluy. Tho party returned taking
with them the German, who recovered and
still lives. His story is that sooti after thu
party left Mr. Donner died and tho last of
the cattlo eseapod, leaving littlo food.
And when it was exhausted, Mrs. Donner
died. Many dark suspicions on tho part
of July surveyors huvo been circulated
but it is not known whether true or not.
Wo left Truckeo with two engines to take
up to thu summit of tho Sierras, Nevada
mountains, 14 miles trom Truckee, and nl
the tune it was liko a continuous tunno
with snow sheds, and fourteen miles moro
of thorn. There is grand scenery in tho
Sierras, such as towering mounluins, deep
gorges, sparkling waters from tho moon
fine stroams and tails, and crested lakes
Theso snow shads aro solid built roofing
in ttio road for manv miles. When the
road was completed, there was 23 miles of
shedsj built at an actual cost of $ 10,000 per
mile; and-since they saw the good they
have done, they havo added 21 miles more.
Tho snow falls on theso mountains in win
ter from 10 to 20 feet deep, and tho sheds
aro built so when tho snow begins to slide
down th6 mountains, it passes over iheso
Hheds and plunges into tho chasms below,
while the cars are pacing smoothly along
liko in a tunnel. Thu comnanv always
keep an engino with steam up ready, if a
fire should take place in the sheds she has
8 water cars attached to the tender.
We aro.nowover 1,070 miles from Omaha
and about 240 from San Francisco. We
have passedind seen "The Great American
Canyon." jc this point tho American
river is composed between two walls, 2,000
feet high. You can stand oneither brink of
the cliff and look down nu the foaming
We have passed "Shady Run," "Dutch
Flat," "You Bet," "Red Dog," ami is stop
ping at Gold' Run, where there is a great
deal of hydraulic mining done, but we
must bo brief ard pass all in Sacramento
valley, as it would (ill more paper than I
can spare to write it up.
Sacretnento reached at last; spent G days
in the city ; then on to San Francisco, 90
miles. I cannot pass from Sacremonto to
San Francisco without saying something of
the trip and what I was most taken with
was the transfer boat at Benici. The largest
steam ferryboat in the world, length over
421 feet; extreme width, 110 feet and (i
inches. Shu has two vertitical steam en
gines of 10 inch basu and 11 inch strokes.
Each engine can be worked tin to 2,000
horse power. Her wheels are 30 feet in
diameter. She has 8 steel boilers. She
has 4 tracks with the capacity of 48 freight,
or 24 passenger curs. Now we will pass on
Oakland is to San Francisco what Brook
lyn, N. Y., is to New York, and once' was
called Brookland with a population of ;.),
000. Oakland wharf ferrvboats leave and
arrivu every half hour tn and from San
Fraurisco, and trains many times, composed
of 18 and 20 coaches, run in connection
with the boats to Oakland, Berkley and
other points. Tho bay from Oakland to
San Francisco is about three and a half
miles. San Francisco is reachod and hero I
intend tostav for a well T Hro.l
After landing in the Golden Gate City and
taking the town in as it is called, I could
see there was lots of 'bus and plenty of bud-
ling going on; but San FrancLco, in some
places, is like Cairo till hard to get a
good foundation. I saw a pile-driving
machine at work, driving piles 03 feet
and then no bottom.
The weather is splendid. I got here
about 20th of August, and bad to use my
overcoat every night since. No trouble to
sleep with heavy blankets.
Before I close, I must tell you when you
come to San Francisco not to miss going to
tho Cliff House. It is on north beach. The
best time to go in the morning to see the
seals on seul rocks. About 500 yards from
the shore at time tin ro is as many as 2,000
of the fighting aud making a noise like
the donkeys. The largest one, called Gen.
Grant, with Ben Butler, &c. Some of them
weigh 3,000 lbs. These seals aro protected
by the laws of the sate.
Last week we had the Marquis of Lome
and Princess Louisu in thu city. Tliev
were well pleased with San Francisco.
They left Saturday, tho 10th, for B. O. on
the man-of-war Comus, sent from B. C.
to convey them there.
To bo continued in the next.
Tom Mono an.
Use of tho Electric- Light in War,
The use of tho electric light in war
fare seems not as yet to be thoroughly
perfected. An experiment was niado
with it the other night by tho Superb,
now lying off Ratnleh, but, In the cau
tious language of tho Times correspond
ent, whether it wns an nd vantage or
othervviso is an open question. 'Inas
much as tho officer in charge of tho
picket, whoso duties it was supposed to
nssist. complained that it was generally
on his own mou that tho Tight was
throw n, while all around them was
wrapped in a moro than Egyptian dark
ness, it seems rather as I hough on that
occasion at least it was very much oth
erwise. Indeed, one feels inclined to
say of it lunch what Sam Weller said of
the dark lantern with whieh Mr. Pick
wick proposed to. guard from discovery
the midnight loves of Mr. Winkle and
Miss Allen "wcry tiico things, if
they'ro managed properly; but when
you don't wan't to bo seen, I think
they're more useful niter t ho candlo's
gone out than when it's alight."
A Child's Valuo of a Ocnt.
To ft child a cent is tho embodiment
of wealth, tho anticipation of his every
expectancy, tho central point of happi
ness. Give him n cent, mid his eyes
grow big with brightness, mid ho goes
off on a tangent of happiness. Ho hnfi
no idea but that it can buy tons of can
dy, hogsheads of toys, or a policy with
a biijigy attachment. What would you
give if you could appreciate a rent as you
used to? Not but what von do cling to
ono with noma tenacity, but tho young
gilding of tho cent is gone. You now
recognize it us the important factor,
which, if added to ninety-nine other
centa, makes a dollar.,
MEN WOMEN AND BOOKS.
EDITED IN THE INTEREST OF THE CAIItO
A regular meeting of the Woman's Club
and Library Association will bo held at Li
brary room Wednesday, October 4th, at 3
o'clock p. m. An interesting paper will be
read by Mrs. II. II. Candue, entitled
"Chautauqua and its Work." The meet
ing of the study c'ass will bo omitted on
"Mrs. Solomon Smith Looking On," by
Pansy, has lately been received at tho li
brary. Those who have been waiting anx
iously for tho Boys of '01 will bo pleasod
to learn that it has been received. This
book has met with great success, six col
lections having been issued in six months.
The New York Mail and Expresa thus
describes. Hubert Spencer: "A tall, slight
liguc, Bomuwhat stopped and suggesting
tho dulicato health of the student; a calm,
paleface, tho features rather large; a very
high forehead, partially bold; thin, dark
brown hair streaked with gray; thu fluent
speech of the American instead of tho hesi
tation ot thu Briton and the recluse a sur
vival, in all probability, of his earlier life
as an engineer; a positive manner not in
befitting the man who has thought deeply
over things and (eels sure of his philosophy
that is tho famous Btudent of Iociology.
Mr. Spencer's visit to this country is made
for rest and recreation, and he declines all
invitations to lecture. It is underhtood his
visit will extend as tar west as Chicago."
Upwards of $ 30,000 has been subscribed
towards the cost of providing the city of
Aberdeen with a museum and art gallery.
As the time is not far distant when Cairo
can boast of a Free Public Library, the
following letter, published in the October
number of the. Century, may prove of in
terest to our readers :
30 Bond St., New Yohk, July 20, 1882.
Editor of the Century Magazine:
Sin In the June number of the Ceutury
you discuss tho need of a public library in
tho city of .New York. Permit mu briefly
to call your attention to what has already
buen donu to supply free reading by tho
New York Free Circulating Library.
This society was incorporated in M q "'
iuuu, uuo mpuuug its present trustees and
officers arc Mr. II. E, Pellew, Mrs. F.C.
Barlow, Miss A. Redmond, Mr. Benj. II.
Field, Mr. F. W. Stevens ami Mr. J. Pier-
pout Morgan; it aims to supply tho public
with useful and standard literature, in the
principal modern languages, adapted to
all classes and ages of readers and without
payment ; and it was tho intention of the
founders to establish several iree libraries
in different parts of the city for tho greuter
convciiiuuce of the public.
Tim ori"v first leased rooms in Bond
street, beymunig with a library of 1,800
volumes; these were loaned to any person
in the city whose name and resideuco had
been identified; and although tho society
has al. fays avoided advertising or forcing
the library into notice, on September 30,
1880, six months after opening, tho cir
culation had been 22,000, and tho number
of books has increased to 3,000. During
thu year ending Seutciubcr 30, 1881, the
library had increased to 4,500 volumes, and
over 0,000 persons, from all parts of the
city, were applicants for tho privilege of
taking out books; the eagerness with which
theso books were read is shown by tho cir
culation of the period mentioned, viz : 09,-
300 volumes; and although most of this
large circulation was among tho very poor,
only six books were lost. -The circulation
for the current year has shown a steady
increase over 1881, but the society has only
b.:.:ii ublo to increase tho number ot books
to about 0,000, while tho list of registered
applicants is now nearly 9,000.
It is only by comparing these results
with tho figures of small libraries that
their 'importance is realized; they seem
most astonishing to those who aro most
familiar with tho usual ratio between the
number of books and tho number of read
ers in circulating libraries. Moreover, no
effort has been made to swell tho circulation
by popular novels, ami great care is exer
cised in the selection of fiction ; the library
is also deficient books suitable for tho
young, in works relating to mechanical
arts, and in popular histories; in view of
theso lacts the very largo distribution is the
The society has recently purchased an
CBtato in Bond street for a library building,
and proposes to establish other branches as
soon as tho funds purmit. Tho managers
leel that in tho above facts they offer tho
strongest confirmation of tho need of such
a library as your article describes, and aro
encouraged to believe that they havo laid
thu permanent foundation of such an insti
tution. Respectfully yours,
Anybody cau catch a cold now. The
trouble is tn let go, like the man who
caught tho bear. We adviso our readers
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A great many people are asking
what particular troubles Brown's
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It will cure Heart Disease, Taral
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Its wonderful curative power is
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the foundation, and by building up
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My health was much shattered by
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UREKA1 EUREKA II
A SUBSTITUTE FOR LIFE ISSUE-
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OrganlMdlJulv Uth, 1077, Cutler the Laws 0
the Stati of Illinois. Copyrighted Julv
9, 1077, Under Act of Congress.
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.1. II. KOIIINSON Ut Vlco-1'ruHident
M. I'll 1 M.I I'S 2nd Vice -I'roaldent
.1. A. UOLDSTINB Truasuror
W. II. VI AKKAN I u ., , . .
,1 S PI'THIH I ' Mi'dlcal Advixers
THOMAS I.KVVIH Hwretary
Kl). II. WHITK A.idtaut Bt-croUuy
KX WCJ UT I V K CO M M lXTK K.
Win, F PITCH Kit, L.S. THOMAS,
VV'.O JOCKLYN, K. VINCKST,
I. A, fioldntlmt, of (loldKtlno Hose n water, wholn
.alo and retail drv gnud, etc. ; Jas. H. Mcdahoy,
lumber dualor; Wm. K, l'luiinr, general airoutj
Albert Lewis, doalnr In tlour and gralu; L. 8.
Thomaa, bricklayer; Mokon 1'lillllps, contractor
and builder; 11. A. Chutubluy, grocer; Thoa.
I.ewlH, si'crotary and attortuiy-at-law; W. II.
Marfan, Hinnupathlo physician; II. Sander, of
Harder t Son. ((row.; It, II Halrd, street super
visor; Kd II. While, ass't atic. W. O. M. A. 8o
clntri J. W. Spltir, lumber and asw-mlll; K. L.
(lerulgon, barber: E. U. Dietrich, clerk V., St. L.
AP, It. It.; M. kobier, merchant tailor: Jeff M.
Clark, dealer tu wall-paper and window shade ; J.
K. Knglinh, contractor lld builder; WlHT. lied
hum, of Morix) A Hodlmrn, cigar manufacturers;
V, Vincent, dealer in hmo aud cement; L A.
Pholps, photographnr; V.O. Jorelyn, dentist; 8.
H.Taher, mrn. Jeweler; J. 11. KoMnson, J. I', ami
notary nubile; J. B. Petri, nhr-lulan; U. W.
Dostwlck, Insurance agent; K, K. Jarbiw. foreman
Ht. Gas main, and B K. Walbridge. lumber and
Srtw-mlll, of Cairo; II. LHlghtn, cashier Nat.
Bank.Htuart. Iowa; Rov. V. A. VYllkerson, Pryors
burg, Ky. J J.W. Tarry, pUyetclia.Fultou, Kjr.