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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBKR 15. m.
Owing to a change in our
business, which is to take
place on January 1st, 1884,
we are offering our entire
Seasonable Dry Goods,
LADIE3 snd MISSES
Carpets and Oil Cloths
at greatly reduced prices.
Special Bargiiw in Ladies anil Children's
CLOAKS & DOLMANS.
Our object in making these
onerings is to ruuuw siui
before invoicing. Call early
at J. & L. KUKGER
121 Commercial Avenue.
JioticfMu ttii coiuaiu, oignt cents per line for
irst and live cent per line eeh subsequent Inicr-
Ion. For one week. SO cunts per line. For one
month, mi centi per line
Cow Lost-85 Beward.
A red cow, crumpled right horn, strayed
away liwt week; will c-ilve soon. Five dol
lars will be pid to any one returning her to
my housa uo 4th street. -
8t Ellen Sullivan.
Restaurant and Ouster II usa,
A good white girl w tnted to do general
house work in private family. App'y to
Mrs. John Thistlewood, Washington ave.,
between 12th anil 13; h street. lw
will buy a good meal conked to order, at
for apples, onions, potatoes, butter, poultry
and game. Call at No. 17 Eighth street,
or Nlephone No. 83. 0. SI. Alukn.
Clark & Lovett have removed their large
and varied stock of moulding, picture
frames, engravings, chron.os, paints, oils,
varnishes, glass, etc., into the building
formerly occupied by II. Block, No. 35
Eighth street. lw
Trill buy a good meal cooked to order at
De B&uq's. tf
Fob Rest. My brick residence, corner
4th st and Washington ave., now occupied
by Mr. Barclay oine rooms, marble man
tels, bath-room, two cisterns, cemented cel
lar, and out-buildings. Possesion given
Nov. 13th. Apply soon to
1030 tf Wm. B. Gilbert.
Saddle Rock Oysters at Dt-B-iun 50 Ohio
Xew Blacksmith Shop.
A new horse shoeing shop has been open
ed by Mr. P. Powers on Tenth street. All
manner of blacksniitbing and wagon work
done to order. Repairing work a specialty.
Worn done promptly. tf
will buv a good meal cooked to order at
The Daily Bulletin.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notlcea in tuese eoinmim. tun cent per tine,
ach o'rtion and whether marked or not, if calcu
lated to Toward any man buatness Interest are
a) way t'ld for.
Job printing at Thk Bulletin otBce
Sparta city council is now for license,
the anti-liceuse candidate for alderman
having been beaten.
New type at Thb Bulletin office.
Gov. Hamilton lias appointed Hon. P.
11. Pitel, (if Sr. Clair county, III., a trusten
of the State University for too southern
grand divUion, vice K'iriower resigned.
Go to the Opera House to night, forget
all care, ltiu;b, hhtke and enjoy yourself
to the utmoHt, for Sol Smith Ruaell, in
splendid voice and spirits, will be there
with E Igewood Folks.
Sol Smith Russell at the Opera LIouHe
Orders were received here last night
from General Superintendent Andrews, of
the Wabash mad, to change all the clocks
and watches on that road to Central time,
according to the new arrangement, which
will make Wabash time about nine minutes
lower than Illinois Central time.
No Bidewalk assessments or objections
thereto were considered by the county court
Monday, because the report and application
! A.-TJ-C-T-1-O-N !
Clothing! CLOTHING!! Clothing!!!
We will offer our entire stock of CLOTHING without reserve, consistine of
Men's Youths' and Children's Overcoats, Suits and Pants at imblic sa,U to the
highest bi der for cash in hand.
First sale to take pla e Saturday, November 17th, at 2 P. M. and 7 r. M. aud
to continue every Saturday, or notice be Riven of change, until stock Is complete
ly Mid out a t I. FARNbAKKK & CO.,
Seventh Street and Commercial Avenue, Wluter's Block.
JOHN A. BEEVE, Auctioneer.
for judgment had not been submitted in
time. The matter will now hive to lay
over until the next term ot the court, which
occurs in Match. Not many objections
have as yet been filed.
Edgewood Folks presented by the Sol
Smith Russell combination to-night at the
Mr. E. J. Matleck, of Chester, is now
manager of the sewing machine agency of
Mr. Joe Steagala, on Eighth street, vice
Mr. Thompson resigned. He is a brother
to the editor of the Chester Tribune. Mr.
Thompson is now running an ice car south
for the Distilled Water Ice Manufacturing
Seats are rapidly going at Buder's for
Sol Smith Russell's entertainment at the
Opera House to-night.
One of the most attractive artists on
the Comiquc stage this week is Miss
Blanch Leslie, whose rare beauty and sweet
voice in eong is captivating every bedy.
The Methodist missionary committee
now sitting in New York has appropriated
$4,500 to help convert the heathen in St.
Louis. The committee has set an example
that should be followed by other mission
ary societies that are in the habit of devot
iug. their energies and means only to the
wild men of distant foreign countries.
The little drop of tho thermometer at
Bismarck Tuesday evenicg produced a like
result upon the atmosphere all around.
Last evening the mercury marked 33 de
grees here, being a fall of 19 degrees during
the previous twenty-four hours. At Bis
marcK, according to last evening's bulletin,
a rise of four degrees hid occurred since
the previous report, leaving the thermom
eter at fouitcen decrees above zero.
Kennedy & Bryant, "the versatile
coons," are drawing big houses at tho The
atre Comique this week with their burlesque
characterizations. Go and see them. 3t
Bloomington Bulletin: "The most
rascally trick of the late election was that
of the Republican state committee ot Mas
sachusetts, which sent abroad over the
stuto thousands of tickets bearing the
names of the Democratic nominees for state
offices, but haviiii: their residences so
transposed as to make them valueless when
voted. They were sent to tho rural dis
tricts, and it is claimed were used largely."
Just received and open fur inspection,
a large Invoice of the finest and latest
styles of bronze moulding, at Clark A Lv
ett's, No. 85 Eighth street. lw
James Sheridan, the man who stole the
cloak from Messrs. J. and L. Burger Mon
day night, was brought into court by Con
table Jqo. Slieeh m yesterday and hold to
bail in the sum of f 100 by Magistrate Com
ings. The stolen property is worth only a
few dollars. The case of Bristow Brown,
the negro who, it is believed, stole a trunk
containing $100, from Stephen Hunter, was
continued until Saturday morning at 9
o'clock. The evidenceagainsthim continues
to accumalate in the hands of Chief Myers.
Mr. Harry Marten, the comical motto
and character vocalist, is at the Theatre
Comique this week. His extemporaneous
rhymes and songs are a source of much
amusement to all who heat him. 3t
A little fire occurred yesterday morning
about 0 o'clock in the residence of Mr.
Mitchell, on Thirteenth street, the house
formerly occupied by Mr. B. F. Parker.
The fire was caused by the burning of a
box of rubbish, accidentally fired by the
children of the house. A considerable hole
was burned in the floor of the room before
the fire was put out. -The alarm yesterday
about 11 o'clock indicated a fire in the
Third ward, in a house on Commercial ave
nue, below Nineteenth street, occupied by
John Gladney. Very little damage was
donp, and the fire was put out before any
of the fire engines got to work.
Prominent among the new variety ar
tists at the Theatre Comique this week is
Miss Ada Mortimer, a most chtrniing little
serio-comic vocalist, who will delight all
who go to hear her. 3t
- Some one seems to have determined in
Ins own miud that Sheriff Jno. Hodges shall
not keep a dog about his residence on
Ninth street. Some time ago, it will be re
membered, a very fiue New Foundland dog
belonuing to him was shot down and killed
in the street, at niybt, near the court house.
Since then ho moved don town, and pro
cured another New Fmndlandpup, which he
raised with great care until the animal was
just beginning to be of value about the
premises. Sunday night the dog showed
every evidence of having been poisoned,
ami it was only by the prompt administra
tion of antidotes that tho dog was Baved.
Tbo Sheriff will make an effort to discover
the guilty party.
The Brooklyn Eagle suggests tho pro
priety of changing tho time of holding the
national conventions from June to the lat
ter part of August or early part of Septem
ber. It argues very sensibly that such a
change would save tho country a good deal
of neediest racket and turmoil. As the
aims and views of both parties are pretty
well understood, there need bo no post
ponement of the discussion of principles and
policies. Two months afford an interval
long enough in which to consider the quail
flcations of candidates, but too brief to de
velop the scurrility, personalities and bitter
ness to which a campaign of the usual
length Inevitably leads. All that requites
to be known of the rival candidates can bo
known in the eight weeks intervening be
tween the nominations and the election,
while thp country would be spared much
of the commotion and many of the excesses
from which it has suffered heretofore.
Latest For 5o. you can pass a bliss
ful hour dispel your sorrows, and quiet
your nerves. Tho "Bid Boy" cigar was
built for that purposo. It is the smoker's
inevitable. Don't stand back, but drop
right iu whore you are and get one. Every
dealer handles thorn. F. Korsmeyer, Prop.
Monday morning, as the early mi rning
passenger trin on the Wabash road passed
the cotton compress, sparks from the en
gine set fire to the cotton Btored on the
platform there, which damaged fourteen
bales to a greater or less extent. It was so
early in tho morning that few men were
about the premises, and the watchman had
to send up into the "Correll" for negroes
to como and help put the firo out. Yester
day at noon another firo occurred among
tho cotton at the same place, and fourteen
more bales were badly damaged while
eight were but slightly damaged. When
the report ot the fire yesterday reached
down town, an engine and flat car were
started up for the scone of the fire, and the
engineer pulled the valve wide open, caus
ing the engine to almost tear up the track
as she shot along the avenue at the rate of
probably thirty miles per hour. This inci
dent was the subject of much unfavorable
comment by many people who saw it.
Chief Myers and Constable Martin yes
terday brought a colored woman named
Parthina Foggy to grief. A short time ago
Parthina bought a hat from Mrs. S. Will
iamson, and took occasion at the same time
to steal a Sno feather at least so it ap
pears now. Mrs. W. missed the feather at
the time and suspected Parthina of the
theft. The suspicion was so Btrong that
yesterday she swore out a search warrant
against the woman's premises, and gave it
to Chief Myer6 who, in company with Con
stable Martin, went to execute it. How
best to go about the job in order not to
prematurely arouse tho shrewd Parthina's
suspicions and cause her to put tho feather
out of the way was a matter that required
some thought. The weman lives on Four
teenth street, but she was employed else
where. Sue was brought to her house and
told to sh w the hat she bought from Mrs.
Williamson, that she bad gofen
the wrong one. But her guilty
conscience at once told her the
real purpose of the officers. She hesitated,
wanted to know if the chief had a search
warrant, and when told, "you bet," demmd
el to have it read to her. "Never mind
that" said the chief, "just you go and get
the hat." "All right," said she, "wait here
till I go and get it," and she dashed into a
rear room from which the light was hlraost
entirely excluded, followed closely by the
chief who was not to be outwitted. She
jerked open a trunk standing in the darkest
corner and after making a quick motion as
though pitching something under the bed,
which did not escape the chief, brought out
the hat and handed it to the officer. ' Go
and get a light so I can see this hat," said
the latter; but Parthina stood motionless as
though she didn't hear him, and after
burning up halt a dozjn matches the chief
went after the lamp himself, while Consta
ble Martin stood on watch, and got
the feather out from under the bed. The
feather had evidently been attached to the
hat, and in tearing it off Parthina had
damaged it considerably. It was worth
about five dollars when in good order. The
woman was not arrested because no war
rant had been sworn out for her, but it is
probable that she will be, unless she leaves
the city at once.
OPERA HOUSE, SATUUDAY
(St. Louts Post Dipatch.
Pope's Theatre was pretty well filled with
the admirers of manual dexerity and teats
The "Imperial Dragon" troupe ot Japa
nese appeared for the first time.
They gave an excellent performance, and
were applauded vigorously.
The performance is opened with an ad
dress by Yamamoto Hio Moske, after which
Slawa Koken exhibits his skill in manipu
lations of worstod balls, Buiall sticks and
Five Japanese girls do a native dance.
after which their male companions enter
tain the audience with top-spinning, wrest
ling, ladder balancing, swinging, paper
walking, fire-juggling, bamboo-balancing,
and a slide for life.
The dancing by tho females consists of
swinging of the arms, inclinations of the
body and graceful forward and backward
movements. It is interesting only because
it is strange.
Tho wrestling is good. It is iQ catch-as-catch-can
style, and tho two Japs go for
each other like tigers. There is no play
about the matter, as ono of the wrestlers
fell last night with such force as to shake
The show is wonderfully entertaining,
and will draw largely duting the week,
HIGH GRADE RAILROAD FREIGHT
Now that high grade is no longer a live
issue is dead, ve may say why don't you
use your eucrgy and influence iu some other
direc ion in an effort to secure from the
railroads centreing hero a fair schedule of
freights that shall not discriminate so out
rageously agunst Cairo in every miuute de
tail. It seems 10 me that if ym were to de
vote one-half the effort to gain this end, that
you did to impose high grade upon us, you
would compel the state board of railroad
and warehouse commissioners to take cog
nizance otjour grit vance, and came it to act
decisively in our behalf. The end is cer
tainly worth trying for as the freight evil
does Cairo more injury than the failure of
high grade can ever do. Merchant.
The writer of the foregoing is a little "off"
in several things. High grade is not a dead
issu.'; it will not be a dead issue until it is
an accomplished fact. High grade is a
spectre that will rise and haunt this com
munity whenever the figure furty-to on
the gauge disappears under the water and
the flood slowly rises above the present legal
grade of the city.
Tho writer seems also to have an exager
ated idea of tho powers of the Illinois
hoard of railroad and warehouse Comtnis
sioners. The evil complained of is, that the
roads centring here charge the same rates
for carrying freights from here to points
south as they do from St. Louis to the same
points. This is uufair discrimination against
Cairo, certainly, but in all cases in which
this discrimination prevails the points of
destination are beyond the limits of this
state. While it is conceded that a state
may exercise coutrol over railroad Height
charges from and to points within the Mate,
it is a question in controversy now pend
ing in the courts, whether or not this con
trol may extend also from points
in the state to points beyond it. The
Illinois board attempted to exercise this
power sume time ago, and when a contest
was made by the railroad company, the
state supreme court sustained tbe board in
this attempt; but the case went to the
United States Court and is still pending
there. But recently a decision was rendered
in Iowa by Judge McCrary, of the Federal
court, bearing upon the question whether or
not the state authorities can regulate rail
road charges on through shipments, or uyon
business originating in the state destined
for places outside of its limit. The court
decided that the state has no such ri;h
and that all legislation attempting to assert
it is in violation of tbe provisions of the
Federal Constitution prohibiting states from
legislating in regard to commerce.
It seems, thtref re, that in the matter
complaiueJ of, Cairo is completely at tbe
m;rcy of tb rilr)ad companies, and it
follows that if the wr-.c,' cm
plained of is to be corrected, it must be
d'-ne by the railroad companies thetr.-lve
of their own tree will and this can be
brought about only in one way. Riilroad
coaipa&ies, like individuals, are governed
in all their movements by aelf-h.terest,
either present or prospective; the rates
maintained by the railroads centring here
are so maintained simply because it is to
the interest of the companies to do so, and
they will not be changed in deference to
Cairo'a good until that interest dictates
such a change. It is not to the interest of
a railroad company to make rates in favor
of a town of ton or twelve thousand pei p!e,
with comparatively little busine.-s en
ergy and a correspondingly small
commerce, when cities of hundreds of
thousands of live, prosperous, public spir
ited people, with extensive commerce and
tho energy and ability to make it more ex
tensive, are anywhere within reach. In or-d-:r
to gain .the desired concessions from
the railroads centring here Cairo must
make it to the interest of said companies to
do so; in order to do this, Cairo must be
come a large city, and in order to do this,
Cairo's people must awake from their
lethargy in whicu they have aparently be
come confirmed, must Bhow business enter
prise and public spirit, must stop banking
on "great expectations" from somewhere, in
some way, must raise themselves out of the
deep rut in which they have been leisurely
and lazily jogging along for lol these many
years -and, above all, they must raise their
city out from behind theBe stupendous em
bankments, so that they can see tho busy
world around then, profit by its many exam
ples and he S'!en and respected by it. High
grade alone will Insure the changes desired.
Wo have had thirty or forty years' exper
ence with low grade and in spite of natural
and other advantages superior to any inland
city in the country, wo are a village we
have barely bsgun to build a city. And
tbe main cause of this is directly traciblo
to the fact that we are ten feet below hiirh
water mark, which fact has steadily intimi
datod those from among whom we had to
draw our increaso of wealth and people.
Our levees have not only kept out the high
est floods, but they havo also served as
barriers to outside enterprise and capital
seeking new fields of activity. But for
Cairo's many natural advantages, her one
great natural disadvantage would long ore
this have caused her to dwindle down to an
insignificant village unknown to geography
publishers, and but for this one great dis
advantage which can be overcome with
comparative oaso, Bho would long ere this
have boon a great city, which would bo
sought after aud catered to by transporta
tion companies because it would bo to the
interest of such companies to do so. Selab .
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Also Diamond Gold Paint, Silver Paint, Bronze Paint and
Diamond Artist's Black. Price 10 cents for any package
of the above. We also have Logwood, Indigo, Madder and
other Dyo Wood and Dye Stuffs.
STOVES, RANGES, FURNACES,
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have determined to close out AT
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stock of t
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and HATS & CAPS.
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"CITY GUN STORE"
Oldest in the city; established in 1882.
Com') Ave., between 3th and 10th Sti.
MANUFACTURER 4 DEALER IX ALL KINDS
Ammunition of all dencr'p'l"nn alwtra on band al
Oonoral repairing In all kludu of metal. Kejri
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9Um Proprietor, Cairo, III.
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This Department occnples a full floor and
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f uaranteed of lateat stylo and best ma
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