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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: THURSDAY MORNING, MAiT 10, 1883.
On Saturday, May the 5th, 1883, in the large and
elegant store of J.& L. BL'KUER, there occurred one of ,
tne most disastrous falls ever before known In Cairo.
While the store was crowded with customers, eacn
one eager to purchase the unusual bargains offered by
this popular firm the entire Dress Goods Department
fell without a moment's notice. Fortunately, there were
no lives lost, but the damage otherwise was of a serious
nature. We give below the sum and total so far as has
been estimated. The prolit of their excellent line of
Black Silks was so crushed as to make it invisible, and
they now oiler this most elegant liuo at first cost. Ihe
fall has so mutilated the prices of the Colored Silks and
Satins that In order to recover they must be sold with
out profit. The prices of the following, goods were
damaged 35 per cent., viz: Cashmeres. French Dia
jronals. Tricos, Henrietta Cloth, Nuns Veilings, Lace and
Main Bunting and, in fact, the entire stock of Dress
Goods. These prices willllast TEN DAYS, as it will take .
ttiat long to repair the damage.
The firm wishes to express their thanks to the many
friends, who sympathize with them in the accident, and
they wish to show their appreciation by allowing them
the choice of the bargains. They invite you to come
early before the best bargains are sold. Remember they
mean business, Dress Goods Great Fall!
KETIKfflG from BUSINESS
On account of old ago and declining health, I am com
pelled to retire from the excitement of mercantile life.
I will, therefore, close out my MAMMOTH STOCK of
BOOTS AND SHOES
at a great sacrifice and regardless of cost.
This is no advertising dodge, but the plain
unvarnished truth as can be proved by an exam
ination of our prices compared with former
Our stock has never been so complete nor varied, we show
ins: more than 300 different styles and shapes, from the
mort fashionable Ladies and Gents to the commonest Work
ing Shoes. We will positively sell every article at a
140 COM'L AVE., bet. 8th fc 9th.
The Daily Bulletin.
fnURSDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 1883.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In tnese commni, ten eenta per lln,
tarn insertion and whether marked or not, if calcu
luted to toward any mmi'i buelnea Inlerutt are
a) ways paid for.
Mr. Jno. Fry haa returned from the
The trainmen of the Wabash road are
also to beuniformsd soon.
A lot of fine cigars on consignment are
to be Bold at auction this evening on 8th
between the avenues.
Professor Storer's band will rehearse
at the Tenth street stand to-night if the
weather is favorable.
Messrs. Coffee & Dross will throw their
new drug store open to the public to-night.
, City Clerk Foley has been sick abed
for several days but is improving now.
Look out of the grrand opening of tho
10 pin alley at G. 0. Wichert'sbillitrd hall'
'The Egyptian social club gave a ball
at the Hibernian hall last night that was
well attended and enjoyed.
City Treasurer Nellis has his office in
the store of Mr. F. Bross, on Ohio levee;
Mr. Ileory Gossman is his deputy and will
be always iound at his post ot duty.
-"Good Luck" Saloon Erlanger Beer,
good lunch, every morning at 9. Fred
Four gentlemen representing tho in
surance companies In which the Ilnlliday
warehouse was insured arrived yesterday and
proceeded Immediately to adjust the Ioki
sustained in the destruction of the building
The rivers continues to fall here. Ditto
at Cincinnati, Louisville and Nashville. A
heavy rise occurred at Chattanooga, how
ever, and a alight rise at St. Louis, neither
Of which are as yet likely to affect tho rivers
School children will find Thb Iiuu.it-
tm scratch-books Nos. 2 and S tor salo at
rhil Saup'i candy store. tf
Mr. Joseph P. Roberts passed through
tht city yesterday on his way to the Chester
penitentiary. Ho was not in custody and
went there voluntarily in pursuit of his du
ties as one of the commissioners of that In
A lodger in the boarding house of
Mr. Quaaebarth, corner of Fourth street
and Commercial avenue, undertook to on
ter tbs room of the servant girl of the
buuss by means ol tbe transom, for soma
purpose or other, during Tuesday night,
but was discovered, arrested, jtiled, and
yesterday Justice Robinson held to bail in
tho Bum of three hundred to answer the
charge of attempting to commit personal
violence upon the girl.
A negro woman living on Twenty-
eighth street, was beaten over the head in
a fracas with "her man" Tuesday and con
siderably bruised up, but not any more
probably than she deserved as nothing was
heard ot the matter in the police courtss.
Andrew Lohr's Genuine Aromatic Bel
fast Ginger Ale, a pare pleasant and
wholesome temperance beverage, is now
on sale at tbe leading saloons. . tf
The good work ot ridding the city of
suspicious looking idlers goes steadily on.
Yesterday W. J. Wilson was vaggod by the
officers, and give hours by Magistate Com
ings in which to leavo town or go to the
calaboose for about three months.
A force of scavengers has been started
out by the chief with shovels and teams to
visit every nook of the city and gather up
whatever offensive matter may bo found and
remove it beyond the city limits. Tho
business streets are already assuming a very
noticeably hotter appearance.
The Cairo Casino have arranged to
give a grand excursion to Capo Girardeau
on the steamer Ella Kimbrough on Sunday,
May 20th. Professor Storor's band has
been engaged for the day. 2t
Mr. Sol. Silver brought tho first straw
berries raised In this part of tho county into
this city yesterday. About half an hour
afterwaids a small lot sent by Mr. Thomas,
of Ikrdwell, Ky., also arrived. Capt. 0.
I). Williamson sold them at sis dollars per
crate of twenty-four quarts.
The I'aducah News urges upon the
authorities of thai city the necessity of im
posing a tax upon boot-lacks. Memphis
and other cities have imposed a license and
other' restrictions upon this pestiferous
teaturo of city life which makes it much
less troublesome than when permitted to
nourish as will nature may dictate.
Judge D.J. Baker has appointed Mr,
Warder as state attorney In place of Mr.
Damron resigned. Mr. Warder will per
form tho duties and enjoy the emoluments
of tho office until next November, when
some one will bo elected to succeed Mr.
Damron and bold the office during the re
mainder of the term one year.
A day or two ago Mr. Jno. Wray, of
Woodvlne, In Ballard county, Kv.. for irood
and sufficient rcuons, wont on horseback
after a rl is tan t relative ot the fame name
"and was taking him to his daughter and
to a magistrate to bare a wedding. On the
road the young man, seated upon a horse,
broko away, and though six shots were
sent after him, he continued to flee. He
finally escaped and has not since been
seen. It is not thought be was hit by any
of tho shots. "Thcso are tbe plain facts" as
told by tho Paducah News.
There will bo an excursion to Fort Jeff-
orson, Saturday, May 12th, tho annual May
picnic of the Temperance people. A band
will be in attendance, ice cream and lemon
ade will abound, and the round trip faro
will be twenty-five cents. The bout will
leave at 8 a. in.- All are cordially invited to
lay aside care and spend a day in tho
The city marshal of Metropolis writes
to Chief Myers asking him to look out for
two fellows who hurgalizud several business
houses in that city recently and took a large
quantity of tobacco, cigars and bacon.
There is reason to believe that tho fellows
came down the river and stopped here,
but the information from Metropolis is a
little behind time to enable the officers here
to do any good.
A surprise party was given Mr. Charles
Frank at the homo of his parents ou Eighth
street Tuesday night. It was his twenty-
first birth day and his young friends to the
number of about twenty-five gathered at the
house, carrying with them refreshments in
tbe form of ice cream, cake, and fruits and
nuts. The yard back of tho residence was
lighted up with chineso lanterns. Tho fes
tivities consisted of music, singing, dancing
and feasting and at about eleven o'clock one
of the company, on behalf of the rest, pre
sented Mr. Frank with a diamond set
scarf-pin of beautiful workmanship, and
then more music and dancing concluded
The school boy with smiling face, who
sits on the blanket and falls between two
chairs, scrambles up with tho impression
that life, on tho wholo, is hardly worth liv
ing. A similar experience will be that of
dozens of gentlemen who have made per
sistent efforts to get their names upon the
slate as candidates for positions on the
police force. When the mayor Bhall finally
lay the slate before the council, there will
appear upon it, what to the eyes of many of
the disappointed applicants, will sem ouly
a jumble of errors, because their own fa
miliar cogonomens do not appear there
and they sit down with a force that will
jar their spinal columns and prove to them
that geologists are right in claiming ttiat
the earth is not stuffed with saw dust.
A letter was received by Chief Myers a
day or two ago from a detective of Nash
ville, asking the chief to make search for a
young colored girl named L'zzie Chapman,
who had disappeared from her home in that
city some days before and was believed to
have gone down the river. Search was
accordingly made and the youn girl was
found in a den kept by a negress named
Jeunio Warren, on Ohio levee, in the
shadow of Dr. Clark's saintly abode. Fur
ther inquiry proved that Jennie had brought
Lizzie down here to live with her and that
Lizzie hail come voluntarily. But being
threatened with prosecution under the Ten
nessee law, for abiucting Lizzie for vile
purposes, Jennie consented to send Lizzie
back home yesterday.
All the members were present at the
meeting of the Ideal League last Tuesday,
including the two recently elected, Messrs.
CalhouH and Albert Galligher. The busi
ness meeting was not of especial interest,
but any deficiency in this direction was
more than made up in the execution of the
programme. The exercises were opened
with a piano solo by Miss Pbylis Howard
that was very creditable. Dr. Benson fol
lowed with an essay of a very humorous
character; Miss Rids Corliss rendered an in
strumental solo in her usually artistic man
ner; Miss H-ittie Mclvee gave a vocal solo
that was beautiful both in composition and
execution, and highly interesting essay from
Mrs. Mel) iwell closed the exercises, except
that a short, extemporaneous address was
made by Mr. Jno. Home, referinsr to a mat
ter somewhat personal to himself. The vis
iting members were Miss Annie Rily, Rev.
Davenport and Mrs. Geer.
Hooding the clamors of a pack of sore
head theorists who have sxos to grind, the
late and last Republican congress failed to
appropriate money for the continuauco of
tho work of improvement at all but two
points on the Mississippi river. AS a con
sequence the "plant" at Plum Point, among
others, which ib being opperated under the
direction of Captain Kuiglit ot this city,
will have to lay id lo for a year or two and
bo iu danger of going t wrek. The work
done, being left in an unfinished state, will
also be in danger of destruction and the
money bo fur spent in the improvement,
thrown away. Captain Knight is already
preparing for the cessation of opperatlons
Ho intends to leavo tho work in as sub
stantial a condition as possible, so that fu
ture floods will have a hard tussle to move
it. He now has six or seven clerks and i
largo force of men at work under him
Five of tho clerks and all tho workmen
but a few to keep watch over tho "plant,"
will bn discharged on tho 1st of July,
and ho will do all that can be dono to pro
tect tho work dotio In Its imperfect condi
tion, until the next congresi, being Demo-
catic and not to ba tampero I with by
scheming politicians, eastern capitalist and
sore head cranks, shall appropriate money
to permit the icsumptlon of tho work.
Some days ago many ot our business
citizens were called on by a fluent-tongued,
dapper youuir. man from some eastern city,
who offered them a bargain In an attractive
advertising medium in the form of "green
backs." That is, he offered to sell them tor
the trifling sum of 23 three thousand
greenbacks of the threo dollar denomina
tion, with blanks on one side for the names
of tho purchasers, and the other side in
closo resemblance to the government green
back. The young man took many orders
and all heavy ones as bo refused to take
any for less than threo thousaad, and In due
timo the greenbacks arrived by many thou
sands. Some of business ruon bad their
names stamped upon tho bills and proceed
to circulate them. In several places the
sidewalks and street crossings were strewu
thickly with what appeared to be real money
and much smusemont was created by ped
estrians who were deceived and grasped
largcrly for the neatly folded slip showing
boldly a big "5" and a "V" of green in a
finely worked background of the same color,
But a day or two afterwards cards came
from a government official at Springfield
informing the circulators of these bills that
they were laying themselves liable to pros
ecution under the law prohibiting the imi
tation by any other than officers of the
government appointed for that duty, for any
purpose whatever, of the legal tender of the
government. This was a severe blow to the
enterprise ot the citizens who had been
wheedled, into an investment by the smooth
tongued young man, and those who had
not destroyed it, are now hoarding their
imitation money with almost as much care
as though it were the genuine unclean
During his recent visit here Major Con
nelly, United States district attorney, of
Springfield, In conversation with a Bulle
tin representative, made some statements
concerning certain railroad projects in
Southern Illinois which are of importance
to the people of Cairo and of a number of
counties in Southern Illinois. Speaking of
the new narrow-gauge road, the Toledo,
Texas and Rio Grande road, which is in
tended to run into this city within a year,
partly by way of the St. Louis and Cairo
road, he said, iu substance, that the project
was a mere speculation by those who were
engineering it, Col. Buell and others; that
they were making money out of it right
along by inducing people in the counties
through which the Toad was to run to sub
scribe large sums of money for making
surveys to make which would absorb but
small per centages of the amounts sub
scribed. There was really no intention of
building the roair and there would be no
traffic for it if it were built. But of the
Toledo, Cincinnati and St. Louis road,
another narrow-gauge which has but recent
ly been opened to St. Louis, the major spoke
very hopefully. Ho thought that before
many months this road would form a com
bination with the St. Louis and Cairo and
the Texas and St. Louis here, by which
these two roads would become members of
one of the largest systems of narrow-gauge
roads in the country, if not the largest.
The Bulletin man ventured to Buggest
that the fifty-year traffic contract which ex-
sted between the last named narrow-gauge
road and the Illinois Central roal, by
which all the traffic of the Texas narrow-
gauge is to be transferred at this point to
the Cairo Short Line for St. Louis, might
prove an insurmountable obstacle in the
way of the consolidation; but Major Con
nelly stated that the consol
idation of the Texas road
with the other roads would change its
identity and invalidate whatever contract it
might have entered into previous to snch
consolidation. This, to our mind, seems a
somewhat remarkable statement for a
United States district attorney to make ; but,
though tollorably well versed in the code
applicable to an ordinary case of excessive
stimulation, we are untutored in the laws
governing corporations and hence our sur
prise probably only betrays our ignorance
to those who are. Nevertheless it docs not
seem reasonable that a corporation sucn as
the Illinois Central railroad company
should, at considerable expense, enter into
the carrying out of a contract which might
at any time be so easily annulled.
A York auctioneer namep Pryer,
tell in trying to reach a bid higher,
He sprained his knee,
But from Dain he is tree.
St. Jacobs Oil cured up the crier.
DIXON SPRINGS NOTES.
Tho weather is lovely. Nature has put
herself on her good behavior and is wearing
her best dress up here in the mountains.
Visitors make a mistake in not enminir to
Dixon earlier. This is now the most de
lightful timo of the year. The park and
grove is covorod with a deep, soft coat of
green, dotted with golden dandelions; tho
rocks are carpeted with moss that rivals
tbe finest brusscls and festooned with
maiden hair ferns and trailing vines; the
woods are fresh and sweet, the leaves aro
tho gruonost, the Haw-treu and tho Dog
wood are in blossom, the whitest, while the
ground Is strewn thickly with wood violets,
door tongues, and every description of
blooming wild flowers and
"Tlio birds are tinging In every bush
At Ave o'clock In the morning,"
Our company is at present limited to less
than a dozen people. Of these, Miss
McFaddon of Louisiana, Mo., being the
only unmarried lady guest, Is, of course, tie
belle, and Charlie Hughes, the only young
man, is a belle, too, on the other side. Tho
post office is some distance away and Char
lie only goos for the mall under a promlso
of, or a claim for, two kisses from Miss M.,
but as we Dover see him paid, think he
mut be koepiug a running account and Is
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Cor. 8th St. Wash. Ave.
heaping up riches for the days to come.
A NEW GKOVB
has been cleared up, possessing attrac
tions that wer before unheard
or U'.i thought of, and a new spring opened
near the gate of the park with saltish water
not at all like the others. An arbotwith
stats and a stoue floor has been built over
this. Tho new grove takes iu the whole ex
panse of ' Flirtation Hill" (why it should
be called that I don't know; nobody ever
flirts at Dixon Springs) and has been
provided with seats here and there for the
weary to rest and exchange little anecdotes.
The hill has a gradual slope in all direc
tions, down to the noisy brook on the south,
to the orchard on the east, to the park on
the west, and will some day be the site of a
finehotel for the benefit of those who prefer
fashion to farm life.
In the new grove stands the rock behind
which the enemies of Ken ne-zoo (l,Deatli
Arrow") lay in ambush, and within twenty
yards of the rock, where he died, is the
grave of this great chief of the Shawnee, so
long neglected and forgotten that few of
the visitors to the Springs know of its ex
istence. I only by accident, last summer, made
the acquaintance of au old hunter who
came to this section a boy some seventy
years ago, and beard from his lips the
story of "Death-Arrow" and the sad fate of
the Indian Princess Ka-la-Meta (the "Leap
ing Fawn") long before the white man
first crossed the Ohio river.
The rock is an immense one; large as a
churob house, flat on the top. Although
there is no soil, several trees have taken
root, apparently in the solid rock two
oako, two elms and a large, wild, grapevine
furnish shade for the sea's that have been
placed there, from which the occupants,
themselves unseen, have a fine view of the
park, springs, cottages and the surround
ing country. An unsurpassed situation for
a flirtation or a 'Jack-Put."
TUB CHIEFTAIN'S GRAVE
has been rescued from oblivion; a monu
ment of ittoues has been built over it with a
stone shaft projecting from the top, making
it by no means the least attractive feature
of the new grove.
According to tho traditions of his tribe,
as told to my friend, the bnntcr, Ken-oe-loo
was the handsomest, the bravest, the great
est hunter among the young braves of his
time. His arrows were the longest, bjs
battle axe of stone heaviest and bis bow so
strong that none but he could draw the bow
string to his car. His arrows never missed ;
they wero indeed the arrows of death, and
from that he received the Indian name that
struck terror to the hearts of the enemies
of his people. He always went alone on
the hunt or on tho war-path.
The Indian trail from what is now Cave
in Rock on the Ohio to Grand Tower on the
Mississippi, passed over this ridge from the
east, and down in the' valley by these
springs whoso virtues were known to the
Indians even in those remote days, and
they never fsilod in passing them to obtain
a supply of "medicino wator."
"Death-Arrow" was on his way from one
of his solitary expeditions, whon on this
hill, his body was riddled with arrows of
enemies in ambush behind this rock. The
Btoryofhis death, tho vongoauco of his
tribe on the Illinois that only ended at
"Starved Rock," and how his sweet-heart,
the beautilul Ka-la-tnota, with hor own
hands, burled him where he fell and grieved
her life nway among the rocks that sur
round tho springs, making her home in
cave, far up tho side of the cliff that over
looks the falls (now called the "First Kiss")
Is too long for me to tull here as it wss
told to me, but should visitors see tho old
hunter and bear the legend as ho can tull
It, they would find it well worth the loss
of a supper as I lost mine. Thoy can at
least visit the grave of Ken-ne-loo, the
rock that hid his enemies and the cava of
Ka la-meta tho "Leaping Fawn."
Fino lot without resorve this eveulng at
eight o'clock on 8th St. bet Com'l & Wah.
Ave. T. Wisran, Auctioneer.
CAIRO OPERA HOUSE.
FRIDAY EVE., May 11, 1883.
The Dramatic Company attarhetTTo the But
HttLlgnt Artillery of Hadurab. composed of the
young lecllu and gi-ntlemen of that city, will
produce for the benefit of their company the
torUIIng and romantic drama Id three acta,
The Skeleton Witness;
MURDER at the MOUND!
Comedy and petuoe make tbe argument of the
play, and a latily rendered In Hadocah by
tale Company before the Urgent and mo -l fash
ionable audience ever aaaembied there, proved
the aueceM and aennation of the aoanon. To
Tnoee who kno thero the namvaot the la
dle and gentlemen ol the fnllnwlug cait give
abnndant assurance of the eicallence of the
Will Wurly..... Rhey Boyd
Lieut. DorrltiKtoa C J. 1'carce
Clement Daurere W. H. Steele
Mr. Dormer.... ........ Acdy Well. Jr.
Jerry Journlngham II. L.Weil
Mark Noae... D. I.. Var.l'nlin
Mr. Moore F. Winchester
Mlmon Lvt... Chaa. Weill
Thorn U. K. Melton
David Tnllock L. O. Urine
W. H. l'erkln. Cba. Warren, Ike Dallam
and U. L. Klver..
Cell a ..MIi Lorena Scott
Joan Hi. l.uia Waif on
Manrt , MIm AnnteUWijn
Officer, aallore and attendant by the Company.
Let ni give oar Be'ghbora and friend a moil
hearty reception, for they will (,ji na an even-
Inf ofpleanure and fan.
(VTicket at uual price and to be had at
Buder t Jew ry (tore.
will be orten and ready for buplnma on tbe lit of
Mar, and board will be placed at
m Per Week,
with 25 per cent, dif.ount for month of May.
The early aeaaoo li tbe bent to get full hem-It of
the Curative Proper tie of tbe Water.
V Kidney Complaints,
for which the HprtDK are ipeclally noted, could
be furnlhd from prominent people who have
bee permanently cured by on to four week' stay
and a free ue of the water.
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