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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER i9, l88.
-M. J. HOWLEY,
and Notary Public,
Boom 10, Winter's Block,
represent the followtnu SmKs'eM Fire Ineoranae
Compaolrf, vis: ine ocouuu uaiuuum
Capital oyer 521,000,000;
Assets, over $33,000,000.
The Uolon, of Philadelphia, organlied in 1M
Assets, over $1,000,000.
The Lion eubucribel
Cal f.rborer sui e 1-nd ir Auont lor the
i.,ir.n i..ue of M.-m ip. Ticket on lale to
an 1 from l prt of tarope.
Owinsr to a clianse in our
business, which is to take
place' on January R, 1884,
we are offering our entire
Seasonable Dry Goods,
LADIES and MISSES
Carpets and Oil Cloths
at greatly reduced prices.
ecial Bargins in Ladies and Children's
CLOAKS & DOLMANS.
Oar object in making these
offerings is to reduce stock
before invoicing. Call early
at J. & L. BURGER'S,
Iti Commercial Avenue.
Aoticnn ini coumn. e;(jtit ceuu per line for
tritud five cent per line cb.ulst;jueut later
lion. Kur oue wk, 30 cent icr line, for one
month. 60 cent per Un
Saddle Rock Oysters at DcBun 56 Oliio
Messrs. C. il. and W. C. Young, mau.
agers of the inuuufacturio establishment
of Henry Breihnn, corner 4tu and Coinmur
cial, are pushing tho business in a wide
awako, successful manner. They are, in
addition to former article, manufacturing
Breihan's "Birch Beer" and "Champagne
Cider," which is now found for sale at all
the saloons in Cairo and the surrounding
country and it growing in popularity every
day. The trade of the bouse in Ph. Bist's
Milwaukee beer ia larger tlinu ever before,
and the sme may be sai J of Breinan's
8eltzer, Soda and Mineral .Springs water.
The house hss found it necessary to enlarge
their machinery and add to their force of
tnel in order to keep pace with their im
mense trade, so thit orders can ttlwaya be
promptly filled. lrn
will buy a good meal cooked to order, at
A, cood heating stove in rinst-class condi
tion, new arate and btk?t, liued with fire
trick. Apply at the B ille'in ottice.
will uy it go.id in -il cookel to order at
ic 'liun'a. tf
Cam 1 1. 1.., D :c .-mber 7tli, 1883.
iUll o ttiliiU il ineelillg ol the stuck-
o Til- iiv Niiioitl fi-n k of
' . r i pa p n it t-li'i.tm i'heven di
t i , will b- ne d Ht ih- otfiue of Hnid
ii oik, i.i ui a I'lty, on l'u--i..i, J niuury 8 li,
I8i4. r" Is "pen ni 10 o'cioi k h. ui. am
cl ui 4 'cl 'K p. m. f lottd (lny.
Ta 8 V Hali.i ay, Ca hier.
35 ( tula
uienl co. iked
will huv a good
to order at
hocKien'u Arnica salve
The Beat Salve '.n the world for Cut,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Suit Kheum, Fever
Bores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains,
Corns, und all Skin Eruptions, and positively
cures Files. It U guaranteed to give per
feet satisfaction, or money refunded. Price
25 cents ptr box. For sale by Barclay
Restaurant and Oyster House,
None But 'irst Class lioods.
In Watches, Jewelry and Silverware oue
anoulu have the best or none. Messrs,
Shuhlkt & Co., Chicago, are making a
apecialty ol nne gooU, and if you need
anyming in watches, in oust ami water
proof esses, Solid Silver or Triple Plated
Ware, Solid Gold or Rolled Gold Jewelry,
send to souney u., they willei-nd
iingle article at the dozen price. They are
vouched tor and endorsed by the United
States Express Co., Amencnn express Co
Southern Express Co., F. W. Palmer, Post
master of Chicago, Oen'l A. C. Smith, Ex
Btate Treasurer, and rumy other. Hoods
aent on approval, with privilege of tinmin
ation, enabling you to do purchasing at
home. Remember, Shurley & Co., 77 Stat
Street, Chicago, 111. (?end for their hew
AID BEatrrirULLT ll.MJHTRATEDCATALoai'F,
1)0 Not Be Deceived.
In tbeae timet of quack medicine adver
tiaemeuti everywhere it is truly gratifying
to find one remedy that is worthy of praise
and which really does as recommended
Electric Bitters we can vouah for as being
a true and reliable remedy, and one tha
will do u recommended. They invariably
cure Stomach and Liver Com plaint:, Dis
ease of the Kidneys and Urinary diffl
cultiei. We know whereol wc speak, an
can readilr say, give them a trial. Sold at
fifty cents a bottle bv Barclay Bros. (8)
HENEKAIi LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice m ineee eoinmn.. lea cent per line.
aeh Insertion and whether marked or not,
lated to toward anr man's bualneM lnteret are
1 way paid for.
-Drift wood is running thick in the
Ice, wood and kindling, at City Brew-
err, Jacob Klee. "
M!aM Edith and Abbr Wheeler, of
Mr. Vernon, are in the city on a visit.
The Villa Ridge Orange are preparing
to build a large hall on their grounds before
their next picnic.
For rent, first-class dwelling, in good
order, Seventh street. Enquire of O. Hay
Miss Mary Anderson will not marry a
duke. She will wait for the champion
poi, player in Cairo.
It Is now about time for naughty peo
pie to be thinking about "turning over i
new leaf." The first of January is near at
Full atock and complete sample book
at wedding invitations, etc., just received at
The Bulletim Job Office. No. 78 Ohio
Levee. - tf
A number of our society belles have
put their heads together and decided to
give the first Leap Tear party of the season
at Temperance hall next Thursday night.
A larga lot of walnut boards were be
ing transferred yesterday from the river
bank at Eighth street to the Singer works,
there to be used - in the manufacture of
sawing machine tables.
The old reliable R. 4 R. Fire Co. are
making all the arrangements that will lead
to a grand success of their great ball on
New Tear's Evs. Tickets are for sale at all
the drug stores. It
Among the names ot those who sent
contributions to the Anna Insane Asylum,
for a Christmas celebration for the inmates,
we find those of Messrs. T. J. Kerth and
Paul O. Schuh, of this city.
Mr. E. Y. Crowell, of the levee express
office, left Wednesday for Springfield, III,
to engage in the First National bank there.
His departure will be regretted very gen
erally among our young society people,
among whom he waa very popular.
The sewera were all closed yesterday,
n 1S83 they were closed several days
earlier than this. The river marked
twenty-nine feet two inches on the gauge
yesterday evening, showing a rise of three
feet eleven inches during the previous
The Deautiful brass cross spoken of In
an item in yesterday's Bulletin as having
Keen presented to the Episcopal church,
was presented by Mr. H. H. Candee and
Mrs. Safford in memory of their mother
who was one of the first members of the
congregation and gave it its name.
Several barges of the government coal
fleet anchored in the Ohio just above the
city broke lose yesterday morning early and
went down the river. They were all
caught by tugs as they passed down and re
stored to their moorings. Sudden high
water and heavy drift wood caused of the
The Illinois Central railroad company
is having its tracks on the Ohio levee raised
to the new grade of the street from Four
teenth street down. The work had reached
nearly as far down as Tenth street last even
ng. The city will also be ready to do its
hare of the work. It is only waiting for
he gravel, which was ordered some time
Judge Robinson convened county
ourt yesterday morning and rendered
ju laments in favor of the city in several
;eritl assessment cases under ordinances
m.mbered 62, 57 and 60, which bad been
pending for over a year. The cases under
irdinances 78 and 124 were laid over until
Wednesday next week, because the proof
of publication was wanting.
Although according to last evening's
report the river at Cincinnati had risen nine
inches during the previous twenty-tour
hours, it was falling at the time the report
was sent, 2 o'clock p. m. At Chattanooga
the rise for the same period of the time was
three inches; at Louisville, two feet four
inches; at Nashville eight inches; and from
St, Louis a fall of one inch was reported.
The temperature had an upward tendency.
Street Commissioner Baird yesterday
bad a force of. men at work laying a few
brush mattresses along the Ohio river bank
where "pockets" had been formed by prevl
out high water, to prevent further abrasion
The Tenth street sewer received some atten
tion in this way and the bank at several
points along the atone wall will also be
given a few doses of brush, which will ren
der it not only safe against abrasion but
cause an accumulation of sediment.
Superintendent O. W. Moore, of this
division of. the WebaBo road, was at The
Halliday yesterday. He says the road is
doing an unusually heavy business and is
handling its traffic on this end of the line
with greater dispatch than ever. Some
important improvements will be made on
this end as soon aa the steady weather sets
in, among them will be the laying of the
track around to tbe Mississippi side of the
city and the removal of all the freight traf
fic from Commercial avenue.
The Legal Adviser ssys, "Cel. Howard
better known as Phocion Howard, who had
much to do in influencing legislation at the
last session of the Illinois legislature con
cerning public roads, bas instituted legal
proceedings . at Danville, to compel the
commissioners of highways in that locality
in improving the roada to observe tbe pro
visions of the new road law, which provides
for the making of permanent roads, and
contends that the tax-payers of each town
have a right to insist on a proper expendi
ture of the road funds to the end afore
The tax books will be ready a month
sooner this year than last, owing to the ex
traoi linary efforts of County Clerk Humm
to get them out of his hands. Collector
Hodges will therefore also be ready to be
"seen" a month earlier than before, and
tax payers can relieve themselves a month
earlier than last year of the mental agony
that always accompanya a dread of the prov
erbially relentless tnx-gatberer -can change
their dread to pleasure a month sooner by
exercising promptly one of the most inipor
tint privileges of citizenship.
Parties to a suit in Magistrate Comings'
court some time ago, in which the question
of the validity ot the sale of a mulo on Sun
day came up, will read with some interest
of a recent decision of tbe supreme court of
Illinois, in tbe case ot Richmond vs. Moore,
in which it is held that a contract entered
into on a Sunday is not void by reason of
having been made on that day, either at
the common law, or under the 20 1st section
ot the criminal code forbiddiog the dis
turbance of the peace and good order of
society by labor, etc., on Sunday; that the
statute was not intended to prohibit the
transaction of business mere as distinguish
ed from labor on Sunday; that a contract
made on Sunday is as valid as if made on
any other day of tbe week, and as capable
of being enforced. That the construction
of the word "labor" in the section of the
statute mentioned, does not include mere
business transactions, like that of the mak
ing of contracts.
An effort is being made by Mr. Michael
O'Donnell to have tbe barriers, which have
for some time kept Messrs. Jack and Pat.
Lally away from their home in this city,
removed. The barriers coisist of several
indictments for different crimes, pending in
tbe circuit court against Jack, and of sev
eral unsatisfied executions in the hands of
police officers againt Pat. In the abaence
of State's Attorney Damron (who is taking
long vacation), the indictments can be
disposed of only in the manner provided by
aw: tbe indicted must stand trial. Tbe
executions pending against Pat., which
call (or something over a hundred dollars
in fines and costs, or several months in the
city jail, can be easier disposed of. Pat. is
a big, muscular fellow; no one knows that
better tban we do. He could, without se
riously impairing his physical, being, satis
fy tbe executions by serving out hit time.
But this would doubtless be more than Mr.
Lally's very sensitive moral nature could
bear, and we would suggest to Mr. O'Don
nell that, perhaps the easiest way and the
most pleasant for all concerned, would be
to circulate a subscription paper among Mr.
Lally's many friends, beading it himself
ith a liberal sum indicative of the extent
of bis sympathy for his much persecuted
friend, and then pay the tines.
On the 21st instant The Cairo Daily
Bulletin passed the fourteenth anniversary
of its birthday. It was established as an
evening paper by John II. Oberly & Co.,
Dec. 21st, 1869, soon after tbe "Democrat"
office had been destroyed by fire. Mr.
Oberly was editor and Mr. M. B. Harrell
associate editor. The Weekly, Bulletin
did not appear until January 7th, 1870. It
was published at 225 Washington avenue
and the editorial rooms were on Ohio levee,
over Messrs. Barclay Bro'a drug store.
Since their establishment the two papers
have issued regularly excepting Sundays
and perhaps one or two other holidays in the
year, excepting also that short period in
1878, when Yellow Jack invaded tbe office.
Mr. Oberly started out ith the intention,
as expressed in tbe first issue of the daily,
to "fight for success and secure it, too, it
industry, energy and perseverance can give
it." How he succeeded against many dis
couraging circumstances need not now be
told: The Bulletin is to-day a living
proof of tbe success that has attended the
efforts of those who at different times con
trolled it. It has perhaps not made as
much progress as other papers, In com
munities of equal size of this, have done
within the same length of time; but it has
kept pace with the city in which it lived;
bas shown as much enterprise as tbe sup
port it received justified it in showing; it
has always led its competitors in the direc
tion of improvement. In this way The
Bulletin will continue to live. It is a
permanent fixture in tbe city and can only
be shaken by some unusual calamity. It
will endeavor to deserve continued success;
will do its share toward giving Cairo ber
proper station in the commercial world and
will Btrive particularly to keep pace with
the progress of the community in which it
it published. Whether or not it will suc
ceed, or to what extent, time alone can tell.
MRS. PITCHER DEAD.
Last night about 8:45 o'clock Mrs. W. F.
Pitcher died at ber home up town, sur
rounded by members of her family and a
few friends. Her sickness bad been a pro
tracted one, but up to a day or two ago she
was thought to be improving. She was
much improved just previous to tbe wed
ding of Miss Annie, but grew gradually
worse after that until doath relieved her
from her sufferings.
The funeral will probably not take place
AN ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE,
BY TBI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE IN-
TBI STATE LEVEE CONVENTION.
Vicxsbdeo, Miss., October 2d, 1883.
To the Cltlaent of the MUriuIppl Valley:
The undersigned appointed an Executive
Committee by the Inter-State Levee Con
vention, recently assembled at Vicksbnrg,
desire to lay before you some of the results
of that convention and the necessities of
the hour. The convention was a purely
business assemblage, called by tbe Chief
Executive of Louisiana for the purpose of
devising methods of forwarding and pro
moting tbe overshadowing interests of tbe
Mississippi Valley, that of piotecting it
from overflow and improving its river navi
gation. As tbe practical outcome of the
convention, it provided for perpetuating
itself by effecting a permanent organization,
appointing an Executive Committee and
taking steps to secure annual conventions
of a similar character, with the hope that
its membership and influence will constant
ly extend until it shall include all of the
states lying in the great Mississippi Valley.
It adjourned to meet in Washington City
on the 13th of January next, with the view
of coming directly in contact with the mem-
lers of Congress, the Executive and differ
ent beads of departments, and tbe River
It instructed this committee to appoint a
delegation of prominent citizens to consist
of not more than three from each state rep
resented on the floor of the convention to
attend the ensuing session of Congress for
the purpose of promoting and forwarding
all measures which such delegation may
deem of interest or value to the levee sys
tem of the Valley and to the improvement
of river navigation. It is the intention that
this delegation shall be composed of gentle
men who will certainly go to
Washington at an early date
after the assembling of Con
gress, who will look with an eye single to
the interest entrusted to them and who will
remain at their post as long as it is possi
ble to effect any good. We believe that
sucb delegation can and will effect much of
good for the interest of tbe valley.
To carry out these plans, it will be nec
essary that this committee should be liber
ally furnished with funds. It is idle to
expect gentlemen to give not only their
time and labor for the benefit of the whole
valley, but also to bear the heavy expense
incident thereto. To them individually it
would be a serious and heavy outlay, whilst
f the necessary expenses were defrayed by
the citizens and sections interested, it would
be an insignificant tax upon each locality.
The cities of New Orleans, Vicksburg and
Memphis are more vitally interested in the
permanent security and protection ot the
valley and the improvement of its great
river, than in any other one subject. In
deed, without it, they cannot prosper, they
must decay. We feel assured that their in
telligent business men will concur with us
in this and will at once respond through
their varieus commercial exchanges to the
appeal of this committee. Tbe same re
marks are substantially applicable to the
constituted authorities of tbe different coun
ties and towns and of tbe various levee or
ganizations of tbe lower valley.
.For the purpose of promptly securing the
necessary tunds to carry out the purposes of
the convention, this committee has appoint
ed a finance committee of three gentle
men, one from each of the states
of Arkansas, Tennessee, Missis
sippi, to call upon the various bodies, Cot
ton Exchanges, local authorities and indi
viduals, who ought to subscribe to the
purposes in view. This, of course, will im
pose upon these gentlemen a large amount
of labor, more, probably, tban can be effi
ciently performed within the required time.
We would therefore nrge upon the exchang
ts and upon individuals that they do not
wait to be called upon, but that they
promptly deposit their contributions with
the Canal Bank of New Orleans, La., to the
credit of John S. Williams, Treasurer of
the Inter-State Levee Convention. Whilst
the only purpose for which it is now desired
to raise means is to defray tbe current ex
penses of tbe delegation to be sent to Wash
ington City, yet a considerable sum will be
necessary for that purpose, as that delega
tion will be required to remain at its post
for at least six weeks, perhaps longer.
In conclusion, we Bay to you that we
mean business. It depends upon you
whether our efforts shall avail anything.
We can do nothing without adequate means.
If the Mississippi Valley is to be redeemed
and made the abiding p'nee of a thrifty
and prosperous people, it must be done by
earnest co-operative effort. Everybody
must help. Some can give their time and
labor, others pecuniary aid. If the body ol
our people refuses to give either, they can
have no right to murmur at disasters, loss
or trade, gradual decay or to complain that
the general government overlooks and pass
es by their necessities. Self help begets
help from others.
The following gentlemen were appointed
as our finance committee : Major Geo. C.
Waddill of Louisiana, Captain Pat. Henry
of Arkansas, and Col. W. A. Percy of Miss
issippi. Either of these gentlemen or Mr.
John d. Williams, .of Yazoo City, is au
thorised to receive subscriptions. This
committee hat also appointed a committee
on statistics for tbe purpose of collecting
and tabulating information of actual losses
of stock, crops, etc., caused by the over-
. COCTOrCID ON THIRD PAOB.
Odor Casps, Plush, &c,
Toilet Cases, Plush, Ac,
Hand Mirrors, Plush, 4c ,
Haud Satchels, Plush, Leather, &e
Po ket Books,
Bay Bum Bottles,
Mirror, Hair Brushes,
Hair lirubtK'8, flush,
Ac, ic , &c.
NOTA BENE I In the regular order of family wants will you not soon have to buy
such useful articles aa the following: Hair Brushes, Cloth Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
Feather Duera, Whisp Broom, Nail Brushes, Toilet Soaps, a Bottle fine perfume of
Bty Rum, Ooluen Lion Cologne, Camphor, Ammonia, Hair Oil, Glycerine, Glycerine
Lotion, B in ioliue, Shoe Dressing, Camphor Ice, Odorator, Hand Mirror, Lily White,
Tt ilet and Face Powder, Puff Box, Tooth Powder, Therm meter, Shaving Articles, Writ
ing Paper, Envelopes, Papateres, Pens, Pencil?, Mucilage, Inkstand, a Lady's Satchel,
Lady's Pocket Book, Gentleman's Pocket Case, Cigar Case? And if no, why not now
anticipate the purchase by procuring such of these useful articles, aa you know will be
accepted, appreciated and enjoyed by those to whom they may be given. We shall be
glad to serve you for tbe Holidays or at any time. Call and see ua at either store, and
we are sure we can please you as to goods and prices.
Tin, Copper and A.cate Ironware.
Roofiujr, Guttering: and all kinds of work in Tin, Copper
andlsheet Iron done to order.
Nos. 25 & 27, 8th St., Cairo.
TEI.KPHONK NO. SO.
Bare Opportunity !
to citizens of Cairo and vicinity. We
have determined to close out AT
COST and BELOW COST our entire
Clothing, Gents' Furnishing
and HATS & CAPS. Any one in need -of
CLOTHING can save 20 to 25 per
cent. Please call, and CONVINCE
Goldstiiie & Eosenwater.
Paints, - Oils,
Brushes, Glass, Window
A. B -
Lanes, Etc,, opera glasses, ireum
of Musical Instruments. Goods new
NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL!
to be given by tbe
ifROUGH & READY FIRE CO.
at their Hall, on
Monday, Eve., Bee. 31.
r-rof. SUrer'e Band has been engawd for the
occasion. Tlckete will be found on eale at all ths
CHARLES TELL, 1
WM. McEWKN. J-Commlttaa.
We Have Suited for
Wall Pockets for Brash and Comb.
Wall Pockets fop Whisp Broom.
Travelling Toilet fae,
Box of "The Jewel" cigars.
Box of "Bachelor" Clgmra,
Box of "Punch" Cigars,
Box of "Above All yCigart,
&-, Ac., Ac.
74 OHIO LEVEE " '
and Cor. 8th & Wash. Ave.
CLAEK & LOVETT.
Shades, Artist's Material, &c.
: - U - : - D - fe
Manufacturing J eweler,
1 04 Commercial Ave.
Holiday Goods in Great Variety
Diamonds, Gold and Silver Watches, Kings, j
iii.uiiora Ai-k rhnins. Lorkets. sets 911
Jewelry, solid Silver and Plated WareJ
Gold ana suver iniraoieH, uoiu rcuo - j
uumr.i.u v w - -$
and of latest designs. j
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
NEW YORK STORE CO,
Cor. Nineteenth itret 1 CftirO. IU
Onniin nrr l.l A venae I ""'"l "1