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FOR NEXT TEN DAYS!
GBKAT BARGAINS IN
BOYS AND CHILDREN'S
Prices, one-half ! Call and
examine, and be convinced.
''The Palace" Clothier.
BETIBING from BUSINESS
On account of old age and declining health, I am com
pelled to retire from the excitement of mercantile life,
1 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
Oar stock has never been so complete nor varied, we show
ing more than 300 different styles and shapes, from the
mo;t fashionable Ladies and Gents to the commonest Work
ing Shoes. We will positively sell every article at a
140 OOM'L AVE, bet. 8th fe 9th.
The Daily Bulletin.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 16.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Netlcei In tni commna, in cent par Una,
each loaerilon and whether marked or not, if calcu
lated to foward any man 'a bualneee tntureit are
-Aurora Vapor Stove at Davidson's.
See special locals for notice of furnish
ed rooms for rent by Mrs. Curney.
Paducah's pest house is still kept open,
but for only one patient that appeared
"Good Luck" Saloon Krlanger Beer,
eood lunch, every morning at 9. Fred
Mrs. A. G. Johnson, of St. Louis, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. C. N. Hughes in
Miss Delia Gordon and Miss H attic
Sherwin spent Sunday visiting friends at
Refrigerators, Coolers, Freezers, etc., at
Prof. Storer bas taken the position in
the City National Bank, vacated by the
resignation of Mr. Charles Moore.
Tub Bulletin man has been invited
to join the ?'No Idle Logs" when tho first
vacancy occurs. Invitation accepted.
Schoolchildren will rind The Bulle
tin scratch-books Nos. 2 and 8 tor sale at
Phil Saup's candy store. tf
Mr. John Kochlor has made tome ex
tensive and attractive improvements in the
front of his place of business up town.
Mound City's windows and flower
gardens were considerably damaged by the
bail-storm ot Monday; but Villa Ridge's
traw berries escaped.
Adams & Wcstlake's Oil Stoves BeBt
on Earth at Davidson's. tf
The cupola of the Rmgh and Ready
engine house is being tinned around the
corners, preparatory to receiving a coat of
paint, in order that it may be better pro
tected against the weather.
In the circuit court yesterday the case
of Fred Kocbler & Bro. vs. Kliza Ellis was
taken up and continued. That of Caroline
Honing vs. Shuler and Lutz, brought here
from Pulaakl county on a chance of venue,
u pending when court adjourned last
Mr. N. 8. Pennington returned yester
dty morning from Chicago, accompanied
by Dr. B. Pinsoneault, under wbosa care he
baa been since bis prostration from injuries
received in the railroad accident. His face
shows no signs of scalding, but bo is still
deprived of the use of his hands, which
were badly scalded and are still bandaged.
Andrew Lohr's Genuine Aromatic Bel
fast Ginger Ale, a pare pleasant and
wholesome temperance beverage, is now
on sale at the leading saloons. tf
The Rough and Ready fire company
celebrated the installation of its new of
ficers in a befittiug manner last night at their
ball. Only members and their families,
and a few Invited guests were present; but
there were enough to fill the hall comforta
bly. Tho festivities after the ceremony was
over consisted of music and dancing, which
all present enjoyed till late in the night. A
good lunch was also furnished froo of
charge to the hungry. The affair was a
very pleasant one for all.
A new lot of the new nickel sleeve
buttons at Miller's owelry store, also some
thing new in a stem-winding watch, which
can be made into an open face or hunter's
case watch at will. 2t.
A bad disease bas broken out among
the cattle of this city, which is fear,
fully fatal and puzzles tho best animal doc
tors in the city. Half a dozen ot the finest
milk cows in the city have died within the
last few days. Among them was ouo of
Mr. Aisthorpe yesterday, for which that
gentleman bad paid fifty dollars but a few
days before. Mr. Nicholas Cantwell, Maj.
E. W. Halliday, Mrs. Tell, and Mr. Peter
Walder, each lost a fine animal during this
week and last. The prevailing opinion is,
that the young weeds just coming up out
side the levees, being eaten by the cows,
Rev. D. J. Purser, tho cider of the
evangelists who are to conduct tho revival
meetings at the Baptist church in this
city, arrived last evening from Waco, Tex
as, where he had been attending the South
ern Bantist convention. Tho first of the
muetings will be bold this evening at eight
o clock and every evening of this week, ser
vices will bo held at the church. In addi
tiou to which there will probably bo an af
ternoon meeting onch day, the hour for
which will be announced at the church. It
is hoped that these gentlemen who come to
labor among us in a good causo may bo
grouted with a largo attendance. All are
The funoral aervicoi over the remains of
George R. Lents will be hold at his late
residence to morrow (Thursday) May 17th
at 1:45 p. m. A special funeral train will
leave the foot of Fourteenth street at 9 :45
for Boech Grove. Friends and acquaint
ances of the family aro invited to attpud.
CAIRO BULLETIN: WEDNESDAY MORNING, MA
GEORGE R. LENTZ DEAD.
The community was startled yesterday
morninc by tho report that Mr. George R.
Lentz had committed suicido by shooting
himself through the heart. Inquiry proved
the report to be only too true. The trsge
dy occurred Bt Mr. Lentz'a hsndsome resi
dence on Fifteenth street, back of Cedar,
which he bought only within the last year
or two. Mr. Lentz arose a little earlior
yesterday morning than usual, in order, be
said to his wife, that ho might not delay
her in preparing tho children for school
lie shaved himself up stairs and then went
dowu to the kitchen to set a tiro. Almost
immediately after he reached the kitchen
Mrs. Lentz, who was still up stairs, heard
what she believed at the time to be the
slamming of a door; but, going right down
iuto the kitchen, she found her husband
lying on the floor dead, and a pistol several
feet' away from him.
The alarm was given and the terrible
news rpread quickly over the city, calling
forth expression of deep regret from every
heart, tor Mr. Lent was known by every
body and (fverykvly wai his friend. Coro
ner Fiuerald u notifle-l and au inquest
vu held over the remain alt 9 o'clock.
Not much innfitigatioo was necessary in
the premises; the cireumsliuo were all
very simple aad clr. Toe instrument
usJ by devi.Nl was a 83-ca.ilre Colt's re
viver. P.ie wound made by the ball was
alvut half an iitfh blow the left breast,
the ball jvwtrallcjt the hart and lodging
fcwwhtrvia tie back. From the fact
that tfce obiter iiirt was not penetrated by
hl and ;t even scortchod, it
maicvoclttded tit de-ed drew back
lh; ciraiMst, p.aoevi the muzzle of the
p;To5 c'.-vs to h-s body aad fired, and that
the ep"i.i;a us.U u:h circumstances
kacvkfd the rtol frwa his hand. The
j.5'' rird ct u suicide.
Ttf cajst'4 which led Mr. Lentz to com
mit sbf act ars matters of which very little
i kznw n tad caa only be conjectured. II is
ftiuilv re'aTin were uniformly of the
fctrjv.e!. E.i w.fe ws devoted to bim,
and he u her, and his children, a son grown
and married and a daughter of fourteen
years who is a member of the high school
graduating class, were sources of pleasure
to him. About two months ao he resign
ed an important position in the flour mills
of Messrs. Charles Galigher & Son, which
he had held for a number of years, and
made the race for city clerk, in which as is
known, he was defeated. Tho fact that
Mr. Galigher had agreed to take him
back iuto the mills in case of his defeat
precludes the idea that the result of the
election.or unfavorable pecuniary prospects,
had any influence in his determination to
destroy himselt. The evening before he
was at the court house to have a paper
making disposition of his property ac
knowledged and recorded, and he request
ed County Clerk Humni, who was to ac
knowledge the paper, not to reed it. This
circumstanco might be construed into an
indication of a purpose to commit tho deed
of the following morning. But, while there,
bo was in his usual good spirits and spoke
of going on a hunt for squirrels up in the
county next Sunday. The same evening as
late as five o'clock he wrote the following
n red ink on a postal card to Chief Myers,
which was probably his last epistle and
which proves almost beyond a doubt that
then be had no suicidal intent:
Mat 14th, 1883.
Dear Sih As you aro so energetic in
cleaning up the city, I would with other
neighbors, request if your duties will allow
to investigate the slaughter houses. They
emit loud, loug and continued bad smells.
Your attention will oblige yours &c,
Gkoiigb k. lkntz.
Yesterday morning when he arose he was
also, apparently, in his usual good humor,
Mrs. Lentz noticing nothing peculiar about
him all of which would seem to prove
that the resolution to destroy himself was
formed and executed on the spur of the
Mr. Lentz was about fifty years of
&L'e. He came here soon after ttie war,
from Zwesville, Ohio, where he was born
and where ho married a sister of Mrs.
Charles OulL'her. He took an active part
n tho late war, as First Lieutenant of com
pany K., lath Ohio volunteers. At the
time of his death he was a member in
good standing of tho Knights of Honor,
lolditig a policy on his life for $2,000; ho
also held two policies in tho Equitable, one
for one thousand dollars payable immedi
ately, tho other for two thousand dollars,
payable in February next. His property
consists, wo believe, only of tho home, a
two story brick bouse, coramodiously ar
ranged, surrounded by roomy grounds ud
His sad taking off is made tho more sad
by tho fact that all his surroundings were
only tho pleasantest and bis prospects, so
far as known, of the brightest. Ilia largo
circle of relatives hero and elsewhere will
havo the deepest sympathy of thiscommun.
lty. Tho funeral, as will be seen from a
notice elsewhore, occurs to-morrow.
"NO IDLE LOOS."
llfCi'OUTED UY SAHOBANT ULUKF.
A regular meeting of tho N. I, L. was
called for Tuesday evening May 1st, but a
quorum not being present, in consequence
of tho fact that many of the nioinbura were
engagod in Installation of the new city of-
noiau, tne meeting was adjournod, and a
call was made for a meeting to be held on
Eighth street Tuesday evening May 8th.
Upon that evening, a quorum bolng prcsont,
Capt. Broadhead called the club to ordor.
2d Lt. Buzzer being abseut, the chair di
rected ftgt. Growler to act as Soc'y pro tern ;
and the gentleman, with a low growl, took
the position assigaed him.
The minutes of the last meeting wore
read and disapproved, owing to tho un
grammatical construction of tho sentences.
By a unanimoua vote, they were placed
upon thk block or ioe until tho next
meeting, when the regular Soc'y will be in
attendance, The reading of excuses was
next in order. Sgts. Lily and Swell made
a piteous appeal to the club, begging that
their absence might be excused, on ac
count of their liquid condition. Sgt. Horn
blower preferred a similiar request, on the
ground that he had sustained a severe con
cussion caused by grand an 1 lofty tum
bling. 1st Lt. Puff claimed the indulgence
of the club, in consideration of tho fact
that his uniform had not arrived, and tho
exigences ot the service required that he
appear in a lioutenant's full uniform.
A geucral discussion then took place as
to the admissibility of these excuses, dur
ing which a terrible racket at the door was
heard; this being inquired into, proved to
be caused by Sgt. Ilornblowor, who, hav
ing forgotten the pass word, was banging
his head against the door in frantic and fu
tile rage. He was admitted by order of
the president, and explained that after hav
ing written his excuse he folt butter, and
resolved to report in person. Continuing,
he said that his fall was due to the fact that
villainous disciple of Bacchus had sub
stituted sipe water for blue lick, and in
consequence, his brain became befuddled,
and a fall was the result. The president
having put the question "Shall we receive
these excuses as valid?" the club, by a un
ananlmous vote refueed those ot 1st Lt.
Puff, Sgt. Lily and Swell, and it was order
ed that they be fined the regular amount
eight cento; and that Sgt. Uornblower be
excused, provided be produce the man w ho
had effected the substitution which bad
bumbled bim to the dust. The president
then asked it any member had charges to
prefer, when thirteen members rose simul
taneously and addressed the chair. After
declaring that they were all out of order,
the president said that only three or four
complaints would be received at any one
meeting. Sgt. Uornblower being given
the floor, stated that he bad noticed Sgt.
Lilly's intimacy with two or three mem
bers of an organization in direct antagon
ism to the N. I. L. and asked that the mem
ber be publicly repremanded before the
club, and that suc'i action be made suf
ficient causo for expulsion, should it occur
again. Sgt. Blank desired tne president to
request the City Fathers to pass an ordi
nance, making it criminal for any person
owning a carriage or conveyance oi any
kind to refuse to hire it for the use of the
public; he an J his lady having been obligod
to walk tour or five squares the other day,
during a rain storm, on account of the
ack of a conveyance, St. Growler com
plained that the dnver of a streetcar had
refused to accept as far a a bluo chip, and
asked thai the club take action in the mat
ter, and aecertain the legality of such pro
The business meeting was then adjourn
ed and, as it was early, the president pro
posed that those members who were quali
fied should contribute to the general enjoy
ment. Sgt. Clarion then played "Teufel'a
Mtrcli" on the mouth Harmonica; the
dcrai-seini quavers were executed with the
skill and attention to detail which makes
this gentleman's performance bo admirable
in every respect. Sgt. Mercury followed
with a parody on a sermon, taking those
lines as his text :
"There was an old woman who lived in a
shoe" Ac. The subject was well and pow
erfully handled; each separate "head" was
admirably treated; the Sgt. displayed the
versatility which procured him his soub
riquet, and his mercurial flights of fancy,
and his application of tho moral to his fel
low-townsmen, caused roars of laughter
among his comfrbbes. Bgt. Jack then
sang "lie watched her," in a fine under
ground voice. This gentleman is not de
pendent on his notes, but sings without
them; the closing strains, ending in the
sub-cellar, were warmly applauded. He
was succeeded by Sgt. Dymple, who read
'Our Modern Spinster." The gentleman
began by reforring to the Ancient Spinster,
who sat at a window all day, and engineer
ed a sewing machine. Speaking of the
Modorn Spinster, ho said : "Too Modern
Spinster is the doublo concentrated essenco
of unamalgamated acidity, and combines a
deep interest in the concerns of her neigh
bors, with unceasing warfaro against the
happiness ot youth. She is an expression
of angularity Dover heard of Hogarth's
Curves and is a distinct adjunct of our
19th century civilization. She is an expon
ent of the influences which are at work in
militating against the peace of mind of the
youth of the age. Among tho questions
propounded by the Modern Spinster is the
ono: "What is the influence of Akt upon
female beauty, aud, ulteriorly, upon tho
other suxl" Tho remainder of the essay
was a close analysis of the ultillty of tho
appliances of the toilet, and delivered as It
was by ono who is tub connoisseur of fe
male beauty in Cairo, waa listened to with
closo attention. Tho programme was closed
by "Phantaisie Bourbonnaise No. XXX,"
tendered bv Oast. Broadhead. This do
licious "bevengor" is a special favorite with
many la the club, and gave univorsal satis
faction. The effect waa at once apparent
Tho president beamed with smiles, and got
off jokes and stoiles by the dozen; the
members became hilarious; the fun grew
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fast and furious; and at a late hour, the
meeting adjourned. Sgt. Bouncer was dis
covered in a state of somnolence lying
across the door, and was with difficulty
aroused, muttering "I never said it never
said never s'help Ac," until his voice
faded in the distance. Sot. Bluff.
COUNCIL MEETING. .
Mayor Halliday called a special meeting
of the city council last night for the trans
action of general business. Present, the
mayor and a full council.
Ordinance requiring city treasurer to
have office in central part of the city and
to collect clerk's fees for licensaa issued
Ropoit of City Comptroller Howley,
showing the probable expenditure of the
corporation, for the present fiscal year, ex
cluding amount necessary to pay for im
provement of levee, to be about f 35,200, and
amount collected from all sources during
last fiscal year to have boon 129,257. 18,.w as
received and referred to finance committee.
Alderman McIIale offered report from
street committee, recommending construc
tion of sidewalks; repairs of drive welts
and St. Mary's park drive, and the pur
chase of gravel for repair of streets. Re
port received and recommendations con
The street committee recommeuded also
that the grade for Ohio levee, from
centre of Fourteeuth street to junction of
the levees at tho point, be fifty-four feet
at Fourteenth street and gradually decline
to fifty-three feet at the point; and that or
dinance committee report an ordinance to
this effect at next regular meeting of coun
cil. Recommendation concurred in.
Street committee recommended further,
that resolution offered at previous meeting
and referred to it, recommending construc
tion of walk along south side of St. Mary's
park, bo acted upon. The resolution was
Alderman Hinkle reported lor committee
on police, jail and fire department, that city
ail was in good condition excepting the
upper floor which needed reconstruction,
and the committee recommended that a
new floor be put in. Concurred in and the
committee ordered to have work done.
Alderman Hughes offered resolution that
city comptroller bo directed to furnish as
soon as possible a complete statement of
the financial condition of the city. Reso-
A number of liquor bonds were ap
proved; but that of Win. Kinnebrew was
acted upon separately and referred to tbe
committee on police, jail and fire depart
ment with instructions to report at next
Clerk Foley annouueed having received
returns of election tor alderman in Fifth
ward, held yesterday. Tho mayor an
nounced that it was tho duty of the council
to open returns and declare result of elec
tion, aud appointed Aldermen Blake and
Hughes as tellers.
Clerk opened returns and read report of
judges aud clerks of election, giving Mr.
Charles Lancaster 185 votes and Judge J.
Bird 53 votes.
Alderman McIIalo offered resolution de
claring Charles Lancaster duly electod al
derman from tho Fifth ward adoptod.
Mayor reportod having released one pris
oner from the city jail for good 'reasons
On motion council then adjourned.
A hotel-man oy name of Ransom,
Who tried to peep over a transom,
Wouldn't tell what ho aaw,
But his battered law.
St. Jacobs Oil made it quite handsom.
A COLORED STATE CONVENTION.
The following call which Is being dis
tributed in the form of circulars all over
the State, will explain itself:
To the Colored Ottlxeas of the Stats of Illinois:
The undersigned having an earnest de
sire to promote the material welfare of our
raco, and fouling that a proper intelligent
and united effort can find will regulate and
enhance our condition, and will assist ma
terially in dispelling the prejudices which
have so long boon our burden. '
By proper organization our ballots can
battle successfully with ostraeism and
prejudice, and will opon avenuea for the
honorable and Intelligent employment of
our boys and girls.
By proper organization our battle sue-
Our wajons are now delivering the
DISTILLED WATER JCE
to all part of the city.
We HoUoit your patronage aud assure
yon that we will serve you regularly
Absolutely Pure Ice!
We guarantee fall weights at all
Delivered 100 lbs. ami upward, 40c.
Delivered less thau 100 lus., 50c.
Leave orders at our Factory, or
Telphone So. 98.
Everybody is invited to
come and see the model Ice
The Distilled Water Ice Mfg. Co,
daVilfrr' l Cairo, Illinois.
DRY GOODS and NOTIONS,
a fall line ot nil the latum, neweet colors
and quality, aud bael manufacture.
CAUIUCT DKl'AUTMEN 1'.
Bodr riraeaela, Tipcatrlei, Iugrama, Oil
Cloiba, : Ac.
thing and Gents' Furnishing
This Department occuplea a full flo r aad
la complete In all reaped. Good are
f uaraoteed ol latest ityle and bett ma
erlal. Bottom Prices and First class Goods 1
J-. K. INGE,
Manufacturer and Ikaler Id
Bin Strom, between t'om'l Avu. nd Levee.
CHOKE BORING A SPECIALTY
ALL KIN03 OF AMUNITION.
Kafea Heialrert. All Klnda ol Khv Made.
cesfifully with the invidious (litttiiictiona
mado by men in position, Against citizens
on tccouut of colur.
Tlio Cvouls of tho past fuw yean havo
demonstrated that the colored people are
ex pucted to take care of thcinaclvvi, and In
ordttr to haves full and free discission and
to deviue menus for accompliHliin our f up
pivmu, we sin thin call for ourselves and for
a largo number of tTTo colored citizens of
Cook Co., and throughout the Btuto, who
endorse the movement. And we cordially
invite the co-operation of all tho colored
citizens of this Stutc, and appoint a con
vention to lie held in the rieniito chamber,
city of Springfield, Oct. 15, 1883, at 10
o'clock s. oi. .
Tho call is slgnod by thirty-two of thfl
most prominent and influential colored
mon of the state, representing all parts of
tho stato. Cairo and Southern Illinois are
represented by Judtfo J. J. Bird, Hon. W.
T. Scott, and SJr. It. Taylor, of Cairo, and
Dr. J. II. Magoo, ot Metropolis. Th num.
ber of delegates assigned to each county is
basod upon the colored voting strength of
such county. The total number of dele
gates will bo 414, of whieh Alexander
county will havo 13, or shout four .times
the average number assigned to any of the
other counties outside of Cook. j
Fivo Coopers to make potato barrels,
price 11 cents per barrel; also 10 farm
hands. Apply to II. J. Dbal & Bon,
tf Charleston, Mo.