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The Daily Bulletin.
OFFICIAL TAPER OP ALEXANDER COUNTY
KSTKRKD AT TUB CAIRO POSTOFFICE FOR
TRANSMISSION TUROCOH TDK MAILS AT
SECOND CLASS RATES.
GENERAL LOCAL ITE3IS.
Addtional locals on third pa;e.
White Le-'horo epgs 1 P-'r dozen.
E. A. Burnett.
Found -Key with cjrd attached
owner can havo same at this office by pay
ing 25c. for this notice.
Bennett & Banard ladies, misses and
children's fine shoes in all widths and sizes,
at Block & Koehler's. 5t
Mr. Tweed Tarker, of Fulton, Ky., was
in the city Sunday. He is now engaged in
the sawmill business and is doing well; so
Ice, wood and kindling, at City Brew;
ery, Jacob Klee. tf
Tha reception to Mr. Willoughby at
the Y. M. C. A. rooms last night was much
interfered with by the incessant bard
rain; but what there was of it was of the
most pleasant description.
A full line of J. C. Bennett & Binnrd
ladies, misses and children's tiuo slippers,
at Block & Koehler's. 5t
Tho married an I young ladies of the
Ciurcbof the Redeemer are requested to
nuet at the resideuce of Mrs. W. F. Gilbert,
to complete the arrangements for the din
ners to begircn on the 15th and 16th of
Great auction sale to-morrow (Wednes
day), corner C;h and Commercial, one
Grand Union piano, large top of furniture.
A May picnic U now in order. The
May Queen should issue a proclamation
calling upan hei loyal subjects to gather
for the anniversary celebration of the glor
ious mouth of May.
Remember we carry all the widths in
ladies, misses and children's foot wear, at
Block & Koehler's. 5t
-Magistrate Comings married a couple
at the Three States house Sunday afternoon'
They were from Kentucky, Mr. II. II. Wil
liamson, of Barlow City, and Miss Susan B.
Gupton, of Hinklevill.
Closing out a bankrupt stock of furni
ture at and below cost, at 101 Commercial
Avenue up stairs. 4-Gt
Alderman Harry Walker went back to
Memphis Sunday, taking his family with
him. He was somewhat in haste to get
back to his business thero and hence bis
family had no time to bid their friends au
Don't fail to attend the large auction
Wednesday the 7th 1 Grand Union piano,
bedroom parlor and kitchen furniture. Cor
ner 0th and Commercial. 2t
The Texas & St. Louis railroad is hav
ing considerable trouble with washouts on
the lower end of the line. This end, how
ever, it in good condition and trains arc
Our line of men's and boy's fine boots
and shoes the largest and best Btock at
the lowest prices in the city, at Block &
Another barge load of gravel was
brought down the river Sunday by Mr.
Louis Cahey, and fhe work of paving Ohio
Levee btreet was resumed wuere it was
left off before, at Eighth Street.
A rise of four inches was reported yes
terday afternoon, to have occurred in the
river here during the previous twenty-four
hours. At Cincinnati, Louisville and St.
Louis the rivers were also reported to be
A meeting of the stock-holders of the
Cairo City Ferry Company was held yester
day afternoon and the atTtirs of the com
pany were found to be in a very prosper
ous state. The old board ot directors was
Rev. Eden, ol the Baptist Church, offi
ciated Sunday nigbt at the wedding of Mr.
W. F. Divis and Miss Maud Black. The
groom is carpenter on the transfer steamer
McComb. The wedding took place at the
church in the presence of a large congre
gation. The rainfall of last month, as given by
Sergeant Ray's monthly report, was 3.G1
inches. Which, within the area enclosed
by our levees, was equal to 23,275, 109,520
cubic inches, or 10,758,439 gallons, or 2'J3,-
401 barrels, iuis WoulU make a d!iy
avci Hso of 775,830,984 cubic in'Sto, or
358,1 " ' fiMloni, or l,47 barrels; And vtt
last u. 'litb 8 rainfall was ftoniiittoruily ..
low tl average for that nioiilh.
The' "tore at ttie rdrniar of Tenth and
Coranier:itli heretofore Cnr.ducted by Mr.
James Rw?! is how beiny run by Mr. Den
nis O'Call ahilu who bo'jL'lit Mr. Ross out.
Mr. Uosfl and family k-ft yesterday after
noon, by the Illinois Central train, for their
future homo in Kansas City
There are more small pox at Bird's
Point. Two more cases were found Sun
day. One, a negro, was removed from the
neighborhood to an isolated house several
days before when the weather was bad, and
it was thought ho could not recover. The
now cases are also negroes.
The funeral of the late Samuel Wilson
Sr., occurred yesterday atterngon. Services
were held at the residence, by Rector
Davenport of the Church of the Redeemer,
and a special trin of three coaches took
the remains and attendants to Villa Ridge
tram the foot of Fourteenth Street. The
train was crowded with friends,
Three negroes, Monroe Richardson,
Henry Harrison and Wra. Brittou, were
each fined $10 and costs by Magistrate
Comings yesterday for gambling. Consta
ble Martin caught them pitching niekles
for juck-pots of money, right on the public
square, and he properly "took them in."
County Court wa9 convened by Ju lgo
Robinson yesterday morning. A negro
named Benjamin Keys pleaded guilty to the
charge of stealing coal and was sentenced
to tho penitentiary for three years. It was
his second offense, hence 'tho heavy pun
ishment. He has been out of tho "pen"
only several months.
Sergant Key's report for February
gives the following facts about the weather
of that month: The highest temperature
was 80 on the 30th, tho lowest, 37.7, on the
10th; greatest daily range, 23, on tho 21;
least daily range, 5, on the 23d. Prevail
ing direction of wind was northwest; total
movement, 7,193 miles; highest velocity,
48 miles per hour, northwest, on the 22d.
Days on which rain fell, 14; total rain fall,
3.01. The highest stage of the river during
tho month was 47 feet 11 inches on tho 1st;
the lowest was 37 feet 7 inches on the 30th;
total range, 10 feet 4 inches.
An old man named Lonsdale, employ
ed in tho stave factory of Meyer & Nord
man, atjMound City, was killed while at his
post of duty yesterday morning. Ho was
at work at a machine called the header in
to which he was inserting a piece of tim
ber when the machine bursted and frag
ments of it struck him on different parts of
tLe body with msh forco that death was
almost instant. Two negros standing near
were also slightly injured. The dead man
was about fifty years old and leaves a fam
ily of wife and seven children.
Our Private Charity.
The Cairo Charity Association held their
monthly meeting on Saturday, May 3d. In
absence of the President, Mrs. Korsmeyer,
tho first vice, Mrs. Wm. Mulkcy, occupied
Owing to the removal from the city of
Mrs. Dougherty it was necessary to elect a
new Secretary, an 1 Mrs. E. C. Furtl was
nominated and unanimously elected to fill
The report ef the Treasurer and the
Ward Committee was then read und ap
proved.' The Treasurer, Mr. M. Easterdny, sub
mitted the following:
Receiv;d from Treasurer, E. L.
Menager, cash check $144 25
From Mr. Dougherty 10 90
From Mr. T. W. Halliday, concert
fund 134 85
From bills paid by request 17 15
Expenditures up to date $195 90
B dance in the treasury 117 25
M. Easterday, Treasurer.
Mrs. A. B. Safford and Mrs. Menager,
disbursing comm'ttee for the First ward,
for the past three months, 12.35.
No report from Mrs. Rittenhouae and
Mrs. Bristol, for Second ward.
Report from Mrs. Korsmeyer and Mrs.
Dr. Smith, Third ward, for three months,
Mrs. J. Martin and Mrs. Savage, for the
Fourth ward, f 45.00
From the Fifth ward, by Mrs. Ecstcr.lay,
Mrs. Wells, no report.
Alter all other businoss was disposed of
the followfng ladies were elected as dis
bursing committee for the several wards
for the ensuing term of three months:
First ward, Miss Ilattie McKee and Mrs.
Second ward, Mrs. Wood Rittenhouse
and Mrs. W. L. Bristol.
Third ward, Mrs. E. C. Ford and Mrs
W. C. Mulkey.
Fourth ward, Mis. Jacob Martin and
tmi ward, Mrs. M. Easterday and Mrs.
mere ueing no further business, the
Association adjourned to meet tho first Sat
urday in June. Mub. E. O. Ford,
THOUGHT TO BE LOST,
Tho Stato of Florida Oivou Up
by tho Agonts of tho
The Dynamite Theory Eejected and the
Vcssol Believed to Have Col
lided With An Iceberg.
Reasonable Hope Entertained that All or
Most of the Passengers and
Crew Are Safe.
London, May 5. -No tidings of the
missing steamer, State of Florida, have
been received to-day. It la still hoped
that she may be iilloat, although badly
disabled. There was no storm of sulll
ciunt strength to founder an ocean-going
sU-amer, although u gale may have cur
ried off her boats, crippled her screw or
disabled hur rnglnes. It Is dilllcult for
steamship men to believe that she has
been lost. The iceberg theory is ad
vanced, but as the State of Florida was
divided Into live water-tight compart
Hients it is believed that even though her
forward bulk-head was crushed in she
would still be able to keep on htr
course at a slow rate of speed.
If she struck amidships, as the
City of Brussels was iu Liverpool
liny, she would have sunk, however, as
the middle coinpartineut doors on ocean
steamers are seldom secured us tho law
The dynamite story is not seriously
considered here. It was started by a sen
sational evening paper, but the morn
ing papers, even the Time, denounced it
as a cruel canard, calculated to urotiso
public animosity against the Irish people.
Hopeful at New York.
New York, May 5. Messrs. Austin,
Baldwin & Co., claim to have advices to
the effect that a majority at least of the
passengers and crew of the State of Flor
ido were rescued by a sailing vessel due
at this )ort In a few days. Investigation
shows that the cargo was shipped by well
known tlnns, and the detectives were
acting on advices from this city to arrest
an embezzler supposed to be onboard the
steamer. The signals sighted by the City
of Jioine were dilllcult to make out, owimj
to snow at tho time, atid she passed the
ship hurriedly without showing answer
THE aok.nt gives her up.
Sir. Baldwin, the agent of tho State
Line here, says this morning that he has
received no further information in re
gard to the State of Florida, but he
thought there could be no doubt but she
had been lost. The chances were that
nearly all, If not all, the passengers and
crew had been saved. The fact that the
two boats which were picked tip con
tained no gear Indicated that this had
been taken out by some persons. Had
the occupants of the boat been washed
overboard some of the gear would cer
tainly have been left. Everything in the
report concerning the bouts indicated
that their occupants had been picked up
by some vessel. The bouts themselves
had doubtless been turned udrift because
they were too large to hoist on board the
rescuing vessel. The two large boats of
me iioriua wouiu noiu liuv persons
each. -Mr. Baldwin did not think that
dynamite had anything to do with the
loss of tho Florida. Everything which
went on board her had been carefully ex
amined. In addition to the complete listof cabin
passengers sent Saturday, the following
steerage passengers were on board :
11. It. Aakre, E. Benson, .1. Benson,
Alice l.ouri, W. 1). Brown, wife and in
fant, Mary Burns, V. Caning, I,. Church
aus, Mrs. A. Dick, W. Dick,' Hugh Don
nelly, Jo. l'orruian, W. (Jillitwist, J.
Grant, Jos. Hale, W. Hale, Bernard Hen
drleson, John Hughes, John Hutchinson,
B. Johnson, Martin Jones, S. Lcaverty,
Missl.i..ie Leonard, Fanny MeAIpin, Su
san McDermott, John Moore, Hugh Mor
gan, E. O'Donnell, J. Patience, (.'has.
Peterson, Martin Peterson, Elizabeth
Pumilty, KutePumllty, Ella liodgers.l'eUT
Bowling, Mrs. Jane Scoto, K. J. Seglein,
Martha Shannon, Mag Shannon, EuTward
Stewart, Ellen Stewart, Miss Ella Stew
urt, John Stewart, Robert, Stewart,
Robert Stewart, Jr., William Stewart, F.
Watson and Beujamiu Wedlako.
the oi kickhs.
The olllcers of the State of Florida
were all well known here. The following
were the principal olllcers, with brie!
sketches of their careers:
J. W. Sadler, Captain. Re has been in
the employ of the State Company since it
was llrst organized. He was over eight
years iu command of the steamship State
of Indiana, and left her to take charge of
the Florida the last time that the latter
left (ilusgow. Captain Sadler has borne
a high reputation, and he was regarded
as a very skillful navigator. He Is about
llfiy years old and unmarried.
J.tmes Thomson, llrst ollicer. 11c has
been employed for the last seven or eight
years by the State Line Company, and was
regarded as a skillful otlicer. For several
yeais he was the tirst ollicer of the State
of Pennsylvania, and was transferred to
the Florida when Captain Sadler took
command of her. He is about forty-five
years of age and Is married. His family
resides at Glasgow.
Younger, second ollicer. He has been
in the employ of the State Line for tho
last seven yours, and has been regarded
us n promising ollicer. He is twenty-seven
years of age and is married. Ills family
reside near Glasgow.
Allen, third ollicer. He has been in the
employ of the coninanv for the iMt
years. He is forty years of uge, and has
a ihmiuj in .-H'Ulianu.
John Blaine. Chief l'ncrin,,r it,, i,
been in the employ of the company for
iiiuiij iiiui, juim, aim hus oeuu oil tue
Florida four vears. lie h ;LM linon fj.ir.i itIn,!
as one of the Inist engineers in theemplov
ui me iMiiiiauj. .nr. iJiaine is married
and is about forty vears of aire.
Heslop, Second Engineer. He has been
in the employ of the company for nearly
iciijeuiB. uis age is aooni lorty years
ami lie has a family residing near Glos
Genspanil, purser. He is a German
and has been but a short time in tho cm
ploy of the State Line.
Dr. Steele, surgeon.
David Mild, chief Kt.'wn.'.I It.,
about thlrty-tlvo years old, and has been
l . 1... I u.. . .
in me eini'Mij vi ihu company nine years.
He is married, and his family reside in
Up to noon to-day nothing further had
been heard of tho missing vessel or IU
AN HONlisT MIAN'S UKH'.
It is Too Hearty to be Pleasant to a
St. Lous, Mo., May 6. This evening's
J'oKt-Di.iiati h contains the follow ing: Mr.
(iiles F. Filley, the President of the Ex
ulsior Manufacturing Company, has just
got back to town from a visit to Southern
California, looking hale ami hearty, und
replete with Interesting experiences, not
the least enjoyable of which aro embodied
in his narrative of personal experiences
with the wild Western bunko steerer,
Mr. Filley's tlrst acquaintance with the
insidious steerer was made at Los Angeles,
Col., where a well-dressed and amiable
young man, though representing himself
as interested In the same business as Mr.
Filley, secured his company for a short
time and took him Into what looked like a
reputable business house, but loomed up as
a bunko deu after they .entered It. Mr.
Filley's atteution was thero called to a
lottery scheme, hut he politely wished the
gentleman present good-morning and van
ished. The story which the stalwart old
gentleman tells of his encounter w ith a
steerer In Denver, Col., Is even more
amusing. "I was met on the street
there one morning," he said, "by a slight,
well-dressed young man, who upproached
me with extended hand ami said: '(iood
lnorning, Mr. Jackson. How are things
In Chicago?" I understood at once what
his game was, so 1 took his hand in mine,
and as I closed in on his delicate white
lingers 1 remarked: '.My friend, you
ure mistaken. I'm not Mr. Jackson, and
I don't come from Chicago.' The
young man started to withdraw his
hand, but my inclinations were too
friendly to allow him to do so, and as I
began closing in tighter on those taper
lingers, he turned red and remarked, 'I
beg your pardon. I've made a mistake,'
and made another effort to escape. My
grip tightened, however, und the delicate
little bones of the bunco dude began to
crackle us I kept closing in oil his nice
little hand. The perspiration broke out
all over his face, and he stood
llrst on one foot then on the other as he
licgged to assure me once more that
he had made a mistake. Here 1 gave the
ciank another turn and the little dude
gave a howl of pain after w hich I released
linn and he went off examining his hand
with such a woful countenance that I
coiiM'nt help laughing out loud. That
was my only experience with bunko meu
in Denver." To fully appreciate the force
of Mr. Filley's capital story it must be
remembered that he has been all of his
life iu the stove business, and the grip of
his right hand is that of almost forty-vice
Affray Between Farmers.
Mexico, Mo., May 5. News was re
ceived here this noon of a very serious af
fray between two farmers who live east
of here. Yesterday morning, about nine
o'clock James F. Crews and John Pettit,
living on adjoining farms, about two
miles from Bush Hill, a small station on
the Chicago & Alton Railway, hail a dilll
eulty in which Pettit had his
left eye knocked entirely out,
: i ml was otherwise dangerously
hurt by a club In the hands of Crews.
The diiliculty grew out of a question
a.sked Crews' by Pettit relative to the
poisoning of some stock, when Crews
answered bv the club with almost deadly
effect. Dr.'W. C. Pipino of this city was
called down to attend the injured man.
It is thought that the blow s will probably
cause his death. Sheriff Woodward has
a writ for Crews' arrest.
Crews' Victim Crippled for Life.
Mexico, Mo., May 5. Jas. Crews, the
farmer who yesterday beat his neighbor,
John Pettil, east of this'city, was brought
to town this morning. He waived an ex
umination before Esquire Wiuscott and
gave bond in the sum of $5UO. Pettil is
in u criticul condition, and sliou d he sur
vive his injuries will be disfigured and
crippled for life.
GRANT AM) TIM! DEMOCRATS.
Mr. Conklinfr Denies Having Suggested
New YoiiK, May 5.
upon being interviewed, denied positive
ly that he had ever suggested General
Grant to tho Democrats as a man w ho
could beat the Republican nominee,
and added: "I consider General
Grant out of the raco. I take very
little interest in it myself. I believe the
Republican nominee can be elected if he
is a good man. Tho mere fact that he is
a Republican will not elect him. The
contest at best will be a very close one.
I have never, in a public manner, express
cd my preference iu regard to the Repub
lican candidates for the Presidency- I iln
not care to do so now."
General Grant says the time was when
he would have been glad to till the Presi
dential chair once more, but the time
never was wheu he would have accepted
a Democratic nomination.
Not Voted Down, but Euled Out.
Washington, D. C, May 5. The chair
man of the Indiana Republican Club asks
a correction of the published statement
that a resolution Indorsing Senator Har
rison as the choice of the club for Presi
dent was voted down at the last meeting.
He says the resolution was not voted
down, but was ruled out under a pro
vision of the constitution of the club,
which forbids the indorsement of any
person for any olllce.
Capsized in Rough Water.
Cleveland, O., May 5. A Cleveland
dredge, in tow of a tug, bound west, cup
sized In consequence of the breaking of
her dipper chain at ten o'clock last night
In rough water, four miles from Rluck
River, and a woman cook, name not as
certained, und her live-year-old daughter
were drowned. Seven men aboard were
rescued by the tug.
Gi.oi'CESTEK, Mass., May
bly Beach Summer hotel, at Bass Rocks,
burned at 10:30 last night. Eben Frost
nd wife, who were asleep In the hotel,
came near losing their lives. The lire was
the work of au Incendiary. Two previous
attempts had been made to burn tho
building. Loss, i!2,000. The property
was owned by T. A. Emmons, of Law
reucc. Follows Murder as a Trade.
Fkankkout, Ky., May 5. Frank Eg
bert, uged twenty-three, was shot by
Tom Grlffy, early this morning, The
wound Is believed to be fatal. The cause
of tho shoo1 lug was an old grudge.
This is the fourlh man Griffy has
Shot during the uist three years. Two
months since he was acquitted for kill
ing a policeman in re about ayt ar ago.
Do You Agree With Us?
It is about high time the style of business of hood
winking tho public with the gilts ot Watches and Chains,
(-locks, Cromos, Malls, Mats, Vc, is stopped, and the people
Given Full Value Z Money !
Without merit no business can prosper. Wo givo the best
of Goods at the lowest possible price. Good Goods sell
themselves, and require no humbugging to convince the
public of its truthfulness. You can not get something for
nothing, and all these gilts (?) cost somebody something.
WK HfcMKVK in an HONES! BUSINESS, HONESTLY CON
DUCTED. You can rest assured that you will get a hun
dred cents on the dollar for every dollar you spend with us
-and AO GIFTS.
We will NOT be UNDERSOLD.
This Week's Grand Bargains
-: J. : : Burger's :-
The finest, handsomest and prettiest stock ever brought
to this market.
Our stock in now brimful of
HOSIERY, NECKWEAll and PARASOLS.
We defy competition our stock in
Silks, Satins, Ponque Silks, Nun's Veilings, Cashmeres and Buntings
We- are sellm? low er than any other louse iu the city.
Would call the attention of the public to our large line of
Carpets in Yelets. English and American Duussels. 3-idv
and extra Supers can be found
tne ropuiar Jioue ot
WM. M. DAVIDSOS,
STOVES, -:- RANGES, -:- TIN,
Japanned 13erlin and Agate "Ware,
Bird Cages, Bath Tubs, Water Coolers & Ice Cream Freezers.
Affcnt lor Adams & Westlake Oil. Gasoline and fias stoves, Detroit
Safe Co., Hamilton Steel Plows, Chilled 1'lows, Walking Cultivators,
Corn Shelters, Planters, Etc., Etc.
Nos. 27 & 33,
Paints, - Oils, - Varnishes,
Brushes, Glass, Window Shades, Artist's Material, c.
MAKE A SPECIALTY OF
Mouldings, Picture Frames, CAIR0, ILL
7 7 Telephone No 103
HSngraviiiffs and "Wall Papers.
OFFICE :-No. 78 Ohio
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
NEW YORK STORE CO,
(.or. Nineteenth street ) Puii'fi III
Commercial Avenue 1 Vdll 111
. n. iITH. ROBERT A. ftXITU.
Grand Central Store.
nil.,. "!..i m.,ii.:..
new, popular and desirable
in variety and low prices at
CLAM & LOYETT,
Levee, CAIRO, ILLS.
CIO CITY LIVERY, FEED and
Commercial Av., let. 8tli & 9th Sts.
N. B. THISTLE WOOD, Propr.
Good Turnout at Reasonable Rates.
WHorsea boarded and well oared
TELEPHONE NO. 133.
Clarkson & Bowers,
No. 30 Hth St., Cairo, 111.
t&Good Stock and Trice I!uaionable.i.