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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: TUESDAY Moi4T
ML J. HOWLEY,
Keal Estate Agent
and Notary Public,
L'oom 10, Winter's Block,
rprMaUtb following rtl r,?Jsl?i
Comp-io, vis: 1h ScottilU Uulon nd Nailoual,
Capital oyer $21,000,000;
Assets, 01 er $38,000,000.
Ths Union, of PhlUdelphla, organised In 1804;
Assets, over $1,500,000.
Ths Lion subicrlbed
Call for b otter sad clondrr Aitent tor the
American Linn of Steamships. Ticket on tale to
ad from all puru of Kuropu.
Owing to a change in our
business, which is to take
place on January lt, 1881,
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.
Our object in makiag these
offerings is to reduce stock
before invoicing. Call early
at J. & L. MRGER'8,
121 Commercial Avenue.
Notices lb this column, eigne earns per line for
tret and Ate cenu per line each aaliaequent Inter
lion. For one week. 30 cents per line. For one
month, 60 cent! per line
The "Singer House" corner 34th and
Poplar treats, the house coutaing 27 rooms;
M in good couditioD, and well adapted tor
boarding-house. 31. J. Howley.
Real Estate Agent.
Saddle Rock Oyttteu at Deliuun 58 Ohio
Messrs. C. M. and W. C. Young, otan
agera of the mauufacturiug establishment
of Henry Breilian, corner 4tli and Commer
cial, are pushing the business in a wide
awake, successful manner. They are. in
addition to former articles, manufacturing
Breihan's "Birch Beer" and "Champagne
Uider, wnich is now round tor sale at ail
the saloons in Cairo and the surrounding
country and is growing in popularity every
day. The trade of the house in Ph. Best's
Milwaukee beer is larger than ever bctore,
and the sstne may bo said or Breihan's
Seltzers, Soda and Mineral Springs water.
The house has found it necessary to enlarge
their machinery and add to their force of
men in order to keep pace with their im
mense trade, so that orders can always be
promptly rilled. lm
will buy a good meal cooked to order, at
A good beating stove in first-class condi
tion, new grate and basket, !iued with fire
brick. Apply at the Bulletin office.
will buy a good tn;al cooked to order at
De Baun'a. tf
Caibo. III., Djct-mber 7th, 1833.
t'lie regultr amiu il mi-etiug of the stuck
a i rs o Tn- Oity N .Monti litnk of
ir i, ..r "i! pit p n.i t t-lectinj seven di
re i. il , wiU bi lie.d at tht; office of said
b-n. in tir city, mi Tu;Wy, January 8 h,
184. ('"ils npen ut 10 o'clock a. in. and
cl.; in 4 .i'cIm! p. m. .it' said day.
Th .8. VV. Hallioa?, Cashier.
will buv a good meal cooked to order at
Restaurant and Oj ster House, SO
None But Shut Class Goods.
In Watches, Jewelry and Silverware one
bould have the best or none. Messrs.
Shublkt & Co., Chicago, are m king a
specialty of fine goods, and if you need
anything in Watches, in dust and water
proof cases, Solid Silver or Triple Plated
Ware, Solid Gold or Rolled Gold Jewelry,
end to Shurley & Co., they will send a
ingle article at the dozen price. The) are
vouched for and endorsed by the United
States Express Co., American express Co.,
Southern Express Co., F. W. Palmer, Post
maater of Chicago, Oen'l A. C. Smith, Ex
State Treasurer, and many others. Goods
aent on approval, with privilege of examin
ation, enabling you to do purchasing at
home. Remember, Shurley & Co., 77 State
Street, Chicago, 111. Send for their new
AMD BEiCTIFCLLT ILLUSTRATED CATALOQUP.
True to Her Trust.
Too much cannot be said of tLjever
faithful wife and mother, constantly watch
ing and caring for her dear ones, never neg
lecting a single duty in their behalf. When
they are assailed by disease, and the sys
tem should have a thorough cleansing, the
stomach and bowels regulated, blood puri
fied, and malarial poison exterminated, she
must know that Electric Bitters are the only
ore remedy. They are tbe best and purest
medicine in tbe world and only cost fifty
otnts. Sold by Barclay Bros. (4)
The Daily Bulletin.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEM8.
Notices In these eoinmn. ten eents per line,
tub tnaeriloa and whether marked or net, if calcu
lated to foward anv man's business Interest are
1 way paid for.
Good-resolution dsy, this.
The Bullktih wishes everybody a
happy New Year.
Ice, wood and kindling, at City Brew
ery, Jacob Elee. ttj
Col. I. B. Hudson has returned home
from the plantation at Arkansas to spend a
few weeks with his family in Cairo.
A bappy and prosperous New Year to
all our friends and patrons.
GOLDSTIMB & ROIENWATKR.
A rew telephone card is in order.
Since the one now in use was issued a num-
of changes have taken place in the list of
The Leap Year party will be held at
Iliutuian'a hall instead of Temperance hall,
Thursday night. It
The Ohio was falling at all points
above Louisville yesterday and was station
ary at that point. Here the rise was one
foot during the twenty-four hours ending
Full stock and complete sample book
ot wedding invitations, etc., just received at
The Bulletin Job Office, No. 78 Ohio
New Year's Eve was celebrated in a
very befitting manner last night at the
residence of Mr. W. B. Gilbert, by "Ye
Ancients." A jolly time was had, the death
of the old year being celebrated with a
A grand free lunch will be spread by
Mr. A. Frobma, at his saloon, corner Four
teenth and Washington, to-night. Every
body invited. It
Probably no one in the city passed the
last hours of the old year in a happier
mood than Mr. John Haynes, of G. D. Will
iamson's boat store. Mr. Haynes was pre
sented with a fine little girl about 8 :30
o'clock lsst night.
A white man who bad "lifted" a bolt
of calico from in front of Mr. C. R. Stuart's
place of business on Saturday and captured
soon after by Officer McTigue and Consta
ble Sheehan, was "dressed down" in legal
manner by Magistrate Comings yesterday.
Last evening the thermometer wss
fifteen degrees below zero at Bismarck,
with a northwesterly wind blowing at ths
rate of twelve miles per hour. It was be
lieved by competent authority here that
the "wave" would reach Cairo to-day.
Mr. Douglas, state lecturer fr tbe
Masonic fraternity, is in the city, and last
night delivered the first of a series of lec
tures to be delivered by him before the
Blue Lodge in this city during this week.
He will lecture every day and night this
Judgment has been rendered by Judge
Robinson in all sidewalk assessment cases
in which no objections were raised by the
owners of the property assessed. The ob
jections, numbering about twenty-five, will
be disposed of probably in tbe course of
A suit of more than ordinary import
ance will be tried in Justice Robinson's
court to-morrow. Thomas Clark is plain
tiff and H. A. Hannon defendant. The
former seeks to recover $180 from the latter.
Messrs. Mulkey & Leek appear tor the
plaintiff and Mr. G. W. Hendricks for the
The thermometers were exceedingly low
at the important points northwest of us
yesterday morning low enough to come
within the reach of any man's purse.
Twelve below at Bismarck and ten at Yank
ton. Here, also, we imagine, it was rather
too cold for back-door courtship, front
gate flirtations and kissing over the garden
Mr. Chas. Bowers requests us to apolo
gize for him t some of his friends and
patrons whom he failed to send special in
vitations to his Nw Year's oyster and tur
key lunch to-day. His printed Invitations
ran out before many of his friends were
supplied and it wss too late to get more.
He therefore takes this method of extend
ing a cordial invitation to all. It
To-morrow after 8 o'clock the regular
monthly meeting of the Women's Club and
Library association will be held at tbe Li
brary rooms. Tbe exercises will be deeply in
teresting to all of a literary turn of mind.
Mrs. Dr. H. Wsrd.er, of Anna, will read
an original paper upon a subject ot import
ance and Mrs. M. Easterday will read a
selection. Besides this other features will
be comprised in the programme.
The sleeper of tbe out-going Iron Moun
ain train Saturday night about 12 o'clock
was derailed just after having been backed
onto tbe transfer stesmer Morgan, and tbe
wheels tore up tbe the deck of the steamer
for about twenty feet. The passengers all
crowded out of the car "en dishability," but
got hack quicker than they got out after
learning the nature and extent of tbe acci
dont. The train was delayed several hours.
The public hereabouts, and for some
miles around also, no doubt, has been wait
ing in painful anxiety for another intimation
from the Argus concerning the probable
state ef the atmosphere with respect tolieat,
cold, dryness, moisture, wind, rain, snow,
fog, etc., etc., for the next fortnight at least.
The Argus' predecessor, ProfTice, is said
to bave left a large stock of weather on
hand, that will last for an indefinite' lum
ber of years to come. But, of c mrse, the
Argus' predictions are strictly original
with itself, and the accuracy vtth which the
first prediction was fulfilled should encour
age it to try again without fuur of blemish
ing the fame of its illmt:i'n predecessor.
Come, what shall we look for next?
The funeral of the lato Mro. W. F.
Pitcher occurred Sunday afternoon. Services
were held at the house, conducted by Rec
tor Davenport, aud attended by many of
the friends of the family. "Rock of Ages"
was sung in a very impiooaivj tuunntr I y
Mrs. W. P. Halliday aud Mi..s Clara Rob
bing, and a hymu from th wo prcicut closed
tbe service. The remains wero conveyed by
special train from ttia foot of Ttventy -eighth
street to Beech Grove.
A party of immigrant from Constan
tinople arrived here Sand ty uud took pas
sage on the steamer John A. Soudder tor
St. Louis. They were accompanied by an
immigration agent who was tnking them to
some ot the unsettled parts of Missouri.
One family consisting of husband, wife and
child, the former uained G. II. Baydasariau,
were left behind here in destitute circum
stances, aud the city authorities forwarded
them on to their destination yesterday.
The fact that to-day is a legal holiday
will perhaps not interfere with tbe council
moating to-night, at least, not as much egg
nog might do if our municipal solons were
not each and every one of them a model of
temperance (in tbe dictionary sense of that
word.) It will be left in a gieat measure
the question of transacting business, we
mean, not the eggnog to the caprices of
the aldermen ; and it may be that they will
adjourn over until "some other eve."
A black woman created a great die
turqance in the neighborhood of Mr. John
McCarthy's ranches, on Ohio levee Sunday
night, by her cries of everything that tends
to accellerate one's circulations. Officer
Taylor and Constable Sides hurried to the
rescue and get there in time to catch asmart
negro misnamed Green, who bad robbed
the woman of $3.50 and torn nearly all the
clothes off her back in doing so. Green
was bound over by Magistrate Comings
yesterday in the sum of $500.
The Roughs gave the new born year a
grand reception at their hall last night.
They had attracted a fine, large company of
people to the hall and bad provided oppor
tunities for pleasure in various forms,
which none present could resist. Prof,
Storer's band furnished the music to which
feet flew around in tbe intricate and be
wildering mazes of tbe popular dances.
Refreshments were also provided and liber
ally partaken of. The Roughs scored
another one in their favor as institutors and
managers of amusements.
Some days ago a negro named Henry
Weaver, living up town, engaged as deck
hand on the steamer Montana and went up
the river. At a landing called La Grange
he went ashore and got left by the boat,
and then started for home on toot. He got
toPaducah after a long, weary tramp during
which lie suffered much from cold and
want of food, and from there worked his
way down on tbe Fowler Saturday. When
he got home he pulled off his shoes and
found them aud his socks steeped in blood
and his toes nearly all raw: they had been
severely nipped by frost. Since then be
has lost several of bis toes and parts of
others, which just dropped off as cooked
flesh falls from the bone. His feet are said
to present a horrible sight, and to think of
how he walked for miles and then worked
his wsy down on the Fowler in that condi
tion almost causes one to shudder.
About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon
two tramps assaulted Mr. C. H. Young, of
Mr. H. Breihan's soda factory, on Railroad
street below Fourth, and sought to rob him
of a sum of money which they had seen
him receive in a business house on Ohio
levee. He was walking rapidly toward
the factory when the tramps met him and,
as he came up, they parted, permitting him
to pass between them, when one of them
caught him back of tbe neck and the other
started to search for the mcney. But Mr.
Young was too active for the scoundrels.
He turned upon them and after knocking
one of them down made his escape. Subse
quently he had occasion to go out again
and was again unexpectably attacked by
the same two fellows; but this time he was
less fortunate, for the ruffians beat and
kicked him until be lay helpless on tbe
ground and he had to be carried home.
Officer McTigue arrested one of the iufcr
nal scoundrels, but the other made his
escape. The prisoner will probably be ex
The painful ctlru which fell upon
the community just after Chriitmas and
threatened to continue until after to day, at
least, was broken Sunday afternoon by a
real railroad collission, right on one of the
principal highways of the city two engines,
drawing heavy freight trains, running
together on the Wabash tracks, on Com
mercial avenue at the Twentieth street
crossing. One was a switch engine, which
was taking about fifteen loaded cars from
the yards below to the yards above; the
other a regular freight engine No. 552,
drawing about the same number of cars.
Both engiues and two freight cars were
badly wrecked. When tbey came together
the switch engine which had no cowcatcher,
but instead a step and bumper, was raised
upon the cowcatcher of the freight engine
and the bumper broke through the front tf
freight engine's boiler, then sliding back
settled down on the track again. Both en
gines and tender, .nrf tne cart remained
on the track. Tbe water tanks or boxes
on both tenders wero telescoped into tbe
cars behind. That of the switch engine was
raised in the rear and rested at an angle of
forty-five degrees, with one end in the box
car the roof of which it had raised, and tbe
other on the engine. Tbe box car stood
with tbe rear trucks on the track andwith
tbe front trucks which had been
dislodged and crushed through the bottom
of the box near tbe middle, on the top of
the running gear of the the tender. The
tank of the other tender crushed straight
through the end of the box car behind,
while the trucks ran under the engine, rais
ing its rear end, drivers and all, about two
feet up from the track. This is about the
position things were in when the work of
clearing the track was begun. The rate of
speed when the collision occurred was
probably not very great, at least not so far
as the switch-engine is concerned. Tbe
othar was probably running much faster,
for it was just coming over a grade to
mount which it must have taken a good
start. The engineers claim that fog was to
blame. They said it was so thick just at
the time neither could see the other's engine
until it was too late to stop the trains in
time to avoid a collision; but they saw tbe
danger when the engines were about
twenty feet apart, and they had just time
to reverse the steam and jump for their
lives which they and the firemen did. A
number of men were on top of the cars,
and they also foresaw the accident in time
to get off unhurt. The wreck was cleared
away w'thin a few hours after the accident,
and trains were running as usual.
In its report to congress some days ago
the Mississippi River Commission recom
mend that the next improvement be first
undertaken at New Nadrid, and the second
at Memphis. The commission state that
there are serious practical difficulties in
the wsy of constructing a system of levee
no higher than will be necessary for the
confinement of ordinary floods, and at the
same time protect them from disastrous in
jury from great floods which often occur,
It is obvious that for the secure protection
of ths overflow there necessarily must be
system of the levees high and strong enough
to withstand the greatest floods, and that
no other means of protection the commis
sion believe is practicable or possible,
These facts suggest obviously the idea of
co-operation between the general govern
ment and communities interested in tbe
prevention of the overflow. The commis
sion submit an estimate of the number of
cubic yards of earth work which is required
for levees of certain grades. Between Com
merce, Mo., and the ports below New Or
leans, a distance of 1,553 miles the total
f cost at 25 cents per cubic yard is estimated
at $11,443,770. In regard to the future leg
ulation, the commission recommend that
provision be made by law for an appropri
ation, by suitable proceedings, for tbe land
and material necessary for any work on tbe
Mississippi Improvement undertaken by
In conclusion, the report says that with
in the past year some serious convenience
has been suffered from exhorbitant demands
made by land owners for brush and poles
These materials, in most cases, are worth
little or nothing to the owners, and are un-
salesable to any buyer, except the govern
ment, but at tbe prices some owners ask
they make a large item of cost. It is high
ly desirable that congress should prescribe
by law the extent of such material, which
may be found on islands and bars in the
river, may be used without payment of
damages. It is believed that the supreme
right to control and improve river naviga
ble for inter state commerce which is
vested in the United States, carries with it
the right to use in the work of improve
ment, without the consent of any individual
or owner, all such materials as are found
within the limits of the river itself, an 1
constitute part of it. It is regarded im
portant also that a law be enacted for the
punishment of any person who shall make
a cut-off at any point in the Mississippi
river. 1 He history of the river indicates
that a cut-off is followed by a sudden in
crease in the velocity of the current in its
yicinity, and by tbe rapid caving in, above
and below is likely to cause other cut-offs,
one alter anotner, ana men results in a
widely extended and long continued dis
turbance. No great cut-off has occurred
since that at Vicksburg In 1876, and the
present condition in that respect is regard
ed as favorable. The financial statements
accompanying the report give estimates of
the funds required for tbe tincal year end
ing June 30th, 1884, for the improvement
of the Mississippi river below Cairo, $3,
000,000, for the fiscal year ending June 30,
1885. The work at New Madrid will reach
$5,000,000, and the work at Memphis will
reach $6,750,000. Of the appropriation for
improving the river by August 2, 1882,
balance on hand December 1, 1883, $2,388,-
000. Amount expended to November.
1883, including outstanding liabilities, is
estimated to January 1, 1884, at $2,187,
730. Balance available and unpledged
January 1, 1884, but which will be re
quired for the care of property, and the
maintenance of the organization for tbe re
mainder of the fiscal year, $200,260. Bal
ance available for tbe atmroDriation for
New Orleans harbor, November 1, 1888.
$109,378. Tbe members of the commission
signing the report are Major C. R. Sutler,
Henry Mitchell, B. M. Harrod, Robert 8.
Taylor aod S. W. Ferguson.
Odor Cases. Plush, Ac,
Toilet Cases, Plnsh, Ac,
Haud Mirrors, Plush, Ac ,
Hand Satchels, Plash, Leather, Ac.,
Bay Rum Bottles,
Mirror, Hair Brushes,
Hair Brushes, Plush,
Ac., &c , Ac.
NOTA BENE I In the regular order of family wants will you not soon have to buy
such useful articles as the following: Hair Brushes, Cloth Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
Feather Doctors, Whisp Broom, Nail Brushes, Toilet Soaps, a Bottle fine perfume of
Bay Rum, Golden Lion Cologne, Camphor. Ammonia, Hair Oil, Glycerine, Glycerine
Lotion, Bandoline, Shoe Dressing, Camphor Ice, Odorator, Hand Mirror, Lily White,
Toilet and Face Powder, Puff Box, Tooth Powder, Thermometer, Shaving Articles, Writ
ing Paper, Envelopes, Papateres, Pens, Pencils, Mucilage, Inkstand, a Lady's Satchel,
Lady's Pocket Book, Gentleman's Pocket Case, Cigar Case? And if so, why not now
anticipate the purchase by procuring such of these useful articles, as you know will be
accepted, appreciated and enjoyed by those to whom they may be given. We shall be
glad to serve you for the Holidays or at any time. Call and see us at either store, and
wo are sure we can please you as to goods and prices.
WM. M. DAYIDSON,
STOVES, RANGES, FURNACES,
Tin, Copper and Jugate Ironware.
Roofiu Guttering and all kinds of work in Tin, Copper
and Sheet Iron done to order.
Nos. 25 & 27, 8th St., Cairo,
TELEPHONE NO. SO.
Bare Opportunity !
to citizens of Cairo and vicinity. We
have determined to close out AT
COST and BELOW COST our entire
Clothing, Cents' Furnishing
-EEQHO i O ID I SEI
and TIATS & CAPS.
of CLOTHING can
Paints, - Oils, Tarnishes,
Brushes, Glass, Window Shades, Artist's Material, Ac
MAKE A SPECIALTY OF
Mouldings, Picture Frames, CAIR0 ILL-
TfdAnhnnA Va inn
A. B - :
Pencils. KnivfiS.Fnrk9. ISnnnn. V.t,
Canes, Etc., OperafjGlasses, Fren-h and
- uiuvitwi utimo Uv "
MS. B. SMITH.
BSBSBT 4. KITH
Grand Central Store.
OilRO. - TTVL.
We Have Suited for
Wall Pockets for Brash and Comb
Wall Pockets for Whisp Broom,
Travelling Toilet Case,
Box of "The Jewel" Cigars,
Box of "Bachelor" Cigars,
Box of "Punch" Cigars,
Box of "Above All ' Clgara,
&C-, Ac, &c.
74 OHIO LEVEE
and Cor. 8th & Wash. Ave.
Any one in need
save 20 to 25 per
CLARK ft. LOTBTT,
- D - : - D - : - E - : - E,
104 Commercial Ave.
Bmcklets, Neck Chaiik Lorkets, sets of
Jewelry, solid Silver V"d Plated Ware.
ftpn" r"L."" "UUS U01" i19 "!
American Clocks ai.d a great Jwietv
1111114 VI iai-Bf UValgUN
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN THE CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
NEW YORK STORE CO,
Cor, Nineteenth street I p fit
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