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THE DAILY OAittO BULLETIN: THURSDAY MOKNIMG, MAY 8, 1884.
Notleei la thlt colnmnUirM Unci or le Mcenti
neintwtloo or $1W per week.
gTOCK-BO LD K KB MEETING.
' There will be a Stork-holderi meeting of the
Ill'noU Iron and Coal Company at their offlca In
Cairo on the Wlh day of May, at t a. m., for the
f nrpota of eluct.ng nine directors and the traneac
Ion oftach6lhur bailnauaa may properly come
before the meeting C. O. (JODFKKT, Fre.
; W. B. COUMAN, Boc'j. 41'J-U
Notice to the Public!
. . Being about to leave Cairo permanently, I offer
everything in my line of bueineas
at less their cost!
Persons dot I rone of securing bargains daring the
coming FIFTEEN DATS, can do to by calling at
133 Commercial Avenue.
' S. H.TABER, Agt,
IT. B All pereoni owing the old firm of Tatar
Broe. andU.E Tabor will call and settle within
the time fpeeined. otherwise claimt will be planed
In handi of lawyers for collection. S. It. T,
The Ladies' Aid Society
will give a Sapper Than day evening,
May 8th, at Temperance Ball.
Supper from G to 1 0.
The Daily Bulletin.
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GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
An interesting letter from Mm. D.
Green on third page.
Ice, wood and kindling, at City BrewJ
erj, Jacob Klee. tf
Deputy Sheriff Guy Morse left Tues
day night for Fbrids, on the steamer
Work was begun Monday on Captain
Shield's resilence, but the heavy rains have
interfered with its progress very much.
Closing out a bankrupt stock of furni
tart at ani below cost, at 101 Commercial
Avenue up stairs. 4-6t
The Ideal League has sent out invita
tions for the farewell party of the season,
to b given at Ilartmin's Hall on TuesJay,
The family of Engineer McKoight, of
the Box factory, left yesterday for Ginton,
Va, to visit relatives and friends for a
month or two.
Mr. Wood Ritteobocie returned yes
terday from Kansas, lie is well pleased
with the country through which he passed,
particularly with K&om City.
Here the river continues to rise. At
Cincinnati and Louisville it is failing, also
at Nashville, bat rising slowly at Chatta
nooga and St. Liuis. The sewers are
The bids for the Marine Hospital were
to have been opened at Washington on the
2r.h of last month, but up to yesterday no
one here had received any intimation that
the contracts had been let to anyone.
The three liquor bonds approved by
the City Council Tuesday night, makes
the number approved so far this fiscal year
an even forty, which still lacks twenty-four
of being as many as we had last year.
'' The citizens of St. Louis are making
1 arrangements to entertain the cattle-growers
of the United States and territories,
who are to meet in convention in that city
in November next. The body, when con
vened, will represent over $2,000,000,000.
Bad weather is not permitted to inter
rupt the work of graveling Ohio Levee
Street. All the water and soft mud is be
ing removed from the old gravel bed and
the new gravel is spread upon a clean,
The Internal Revenue office here shows
the collections in this district during last
month to have been as follows: On dis
tilled spirits, $30,309.97; tobacco, cigars,
etc., $7,838.08; fermented liquors, $8,030.- ,
30; fines, etc., $300.02 ; total, $48,598.37.
The Secretary of the Charity Associa
tion informs us that the Third ward is tho
banner ward for charity pensioners. During
the paat three months forty-one families
and persons have been assisted, seventeen
of whom were colored ; also four sufferers
from the late floods, who took refuge in
The Democrats of Perry County have
instructed their delegates to the Congres
sional Convention for Hon. W. K. Murphy,
-and the delegates to the State Convention
for Carter Harmon and Henry Seiter for
Governor and Lieutenant-Governor. As vet
Terry and Pope are the only two counties
in the district in which the Democrats have
held conventions this year.
Judge Hilton, who owns woolen mills
ia the East, in which he employed twelve
' thousand persons, has shut them down, be
cause) he (ays the tariff on wool is so high
that there U no profit to be made by weav
ing into cloth, and his twelve thousand em
ployes are thrown out of employment. This
is the way ft protective tariff gives steady
employment and good wages to the work
ingmea. These laborers wbo will now have
an opportunity te rest, should tuke tome of
their "surplus" wagss which they have no
iDWbbc. ChicaffolceCieam Exl
II u .
doubt laid up while working for high wnges
which a. protective tariff Rave them and
study the beauties aud benefits of tho sys
tem as expounded by Judge Kelly and
other high protectionists.
Mr. Th mas J. Ent yesterday filed his
bond as health officer and has entered upon
the discharge of his duties. It i in order,
therefore, that citizens should look about
them and clean up, lest they receive a ctll
from the officer, Mr. Eat is an euergctic
ruin, they say, and will see that the city is
immediately given a general cleaning up
and kept noat all through the summer
months. But he hts a difficult work to
perform and citizens should help him as
much as possible.
At the Council meeting Tuesiay night
the City Jailor reported having furnished,
during the month of April, 40 meals at 13
cents, to 29 prisoners before trial, und
boarded 23 prisoners 1G5 days at 4uc. per
day. The Police Magistrate reported bav
in; assessed $020 in fines and collected
I3Q-70, leaving a balance uncollected of
$589.30. The Marshal reported that the
nifw nrtlinn frtrna madi ft' airrnuta in fill
of which were for violations of city ordi'
nances and 13 for viol at ion of state law.
Always read the newspapers carefully.
There may bo a fortune in it for you
Joseph Cowherd, a Tennessee printer and
country newspaper publisher, while wait
ing in a store in Carthage, in that State,
picked up a scrap torn from a Virgins
newspaper, on which he saw an advertise
ment asking for information of his where
abouts. He promptly answered it, aud
learned that by death of an uncle in South
ern Virgin a he had fallen heir to a tine
plantation, much personal property and
several thousand dollars in cash.
Mrs. Samuel Wilson has been appoint
ed administratrix of the estate of the late
Samuel Wilson, Sr., her husband. De
ceased's property consisted principally of
the store on Ohio Levee and the homestead
on Eighteenth Street. It is understood
that the store will be sold out as soon as
possible, either at retail or as a whole; aud
unless some one purchases it as a whole and
continues the business it will be closed up.
Mr. Samuel Wilson, Jr., does not wish to
remain in Cairo and will leave again as
soon as his father's affairs are settled up.
Xow that the Morrisson bill is defeated
in Congress, the tariff question will go be
fore the people of the country in the com
ing election and there can le but little
doubt that the party which in its platform
announces Its determination to reduce the
tariff so that it will yield several millions
less revenue thai it now does and materially
reduce the great surplus collected every
year, will carry the country in November.
The defeat of the bill in the federal house
will only make the people moro determined
to reform the gross abuses of the tariff.
Strawberries nude their first appear
ance this season on the table of The Halli-
day several days ago. They came from
away down South. Shipments will be
made from Villa Ridge next Monday or
Tuesday, if the weather clears np to-day or
to-morrow so that the sun can ripen them.
The berries there are large and plentiful,
but the continued rain has kept them green.
Unless the sun com es out very soon from
behind the thick canopy of vapor that has
hidden it from view so long the strawber
ry crop will be much damaged; likewise
the corn crop and other crops. Birdwell,
Ky., is expected to place the first strawber
ries on the Cairo market.
One of the best and most important
recommendations to the City Couocil made
by the Mayor in bis annual address to that
body Tuesday night, was that the Conn-
cil offer some premium for efficiency in our
fire department. He asserte that, for a vol
unteer fire department, ours is unquebtiona
bly one of the best in the country and he
suggests that citizens who are not members
of any company, but who erowd about
fires by the hundred, should give the corn
panies more physical aid and less unfavor
able criticism. The companies being made
up of men who have business ot their own
to attend to could not be expected to give
the same attention to fires that paid firemen
do in large cities; and since they voluntar
ily engaged themselves to give their time
and efforts and risk their lives frequently
to protect the citizens against fires, they
deserved all the encouragement that could
be given, and no citizen could afford to
withhold it. lie expressed tho belief that
if the Council would offer prizes onco or
twice yearly, for the best water-throw and
the best conditioned apparatus, and tho
bust record, it would cause a rivalry among
the companies that weuld prove highly
beneficial to the city and greatly strengthen
tho department. The Council should give
this matter its early attention.
Send Six Cents For Postage
For the magnificently illustrated catalogue
or the MEKMUD& JACCARD JEWfcL-
Fourth and Locust Sts., St. Louis, Mo.
It presents very plainly their beautiful
You will be surprised to learn at what
bow Pricks the sklltiikm.
When in St. Locis call on tuem. (1)
Card of Thanks.
The Cairo Charity Association desires t
return thanks to tho Ideal Lcaguo for the
receipt of $5, being the net proceeds of
tlieir late entertainment.
Mrs. E. C. Ford, Secretary.
Caio, May 7tb, 1884.
THE FLORIDA'S FATE,
Collided In Mid-Ocean With a
Bark and Both Vessels
One Hundred and Thirty-five Persons
Find a Grave in the
Arrival'of the Steamship Titania With
the Few Rescued Meager
t ew Voiik, May 7. At the ofllce of the
State Lino to-day It was stated that the
steamship State of Florida was sunk in
mid-ocean und nil hands on board except
twenty-four had gone down with her.
The ugeut refused to give any further In
formation, except that there had been re
ceived a telegram giving the above facts.
Monthkai., Canada, May 7. The
steamship Tltaula, which arrived off
Father l'olnt at 5:40 a. in. to-day, sent
the following statements ashore : "Have
on board thirty-four persons, thirty-two
from the steamship State of Florida, aud
two from the bark which the Florida ran
down iu mid-ocean. Tho latter two are
the Captain aud a sailor of the bark. Ail
the others, both on tho steamship and
bark were drowned." No further par
ticulars cau be obtained until to-night,
when the Titania arrives at Quebec.
Chicago, III., April 7. A special din
patch from Father l'olnt, Canada, says
the steamship Titania, from Glasgow, ttr
rived with twenty-four of the crew
of the steamer iStato of Florida,
w hich sunk in collision with a bark iu
mid-ocean. Of 107 persons on board the
Florida only forty-four weie saved.
Cihga;o, III., May 7. Later news
from Father l'olnt, Canat'a, says the
bark went down with twelve of her
crew. Only ' the Captain and two men
were rescued, uiakiug the total known
loss of life 135. The twenty-four survi
vors will be lauded at Quebec to-night.
It is not known if the Florida's second
boat, witn twenty souls has been picked
up. The Titania having gone to Quebec
no particulars of the disaster are obtain
able until late to-night.
Xkw Yoisk May 7. It is now believed
that ufty-two of she passengers and crew
of the .State of Florida were saved. Thirty-two
on board the Titania, and twenty
are reported to have been picked up by a
passing ship, probably the one which
signalled the City of Kome. One hundred
and fiueen souls went down with the
steamer Florida and twelve with the
bark, making a total of 127.
A PHILADELPHIA DEFAULTED.
The Absconding of Eugene Q. Wood
ward, Treasurer of the Board of
the General Presbyterian As
sembly, With 10,000.
rniLADKLPiiiA, Pa., May 7. Tho news
that Eugene G. Woodward, Treasurer of
the Board of Trustees of the General As
sembly of the Presbyterian Church, and
Treasurer of the Church Hoard of Educa
tion iu this city, was a defaulter and had
fled, created the most profound sen-
satiou In cuurcn circles. It
fell like a dynamite charge
upon the trustees, whose con
fidence In mm was implicit. Mr.
Woodward's family are wholly unable to
account for his desertion of them, as
their relations have always been of the
happiest character, woodward's lutl-
mate friends are at a loss for some ex
cuse for his financial shortcomings, the
more cnaniao;e auvauciug the theory
that his mind was unbalanced. Mr.
Woodward is llfty-four years of age, has
a wife and seven children, ami occupied a
comfortable home at Ridley Park, lie had
been connected with the Board of Trustees
for the past twelve yi;ur, aud for
several years has been Its trusted Treas
urer, handling thousands of dollars held
in trust by the Board, and at no time
were his accounts found in error so much
as a cent. Even his failure to put iu an
appearance on Wednesday und the day
following did not cause suspicions. His
son, who is employed us a clerk In the
ollicc, was first to break the news to the
family and also to the oilicers of the
Hoard, declaring that he knew nothing of
his father's whereabouts,
KXAMI.MN0 THK HOOKS.
The accounts were then inspected
when a $ 10,000 detlcit was shown of
funds belonging to the Board and which
hud been paid to Mr. Woodward. Then
rumors were recalled of financial trouble
of an ugly character In which the miss
ing treasurer had figured. Ik- is said to
have given way ou many occasions to his
generous impulses and loaned funds
without security; but the most plausa
ble theory is that ho is not unfamiliar
with the ways of the Mining F.xchango
and that there is where the trouble had
its foundation. Mr. Woodward's repu
tation Is that of an exemplary Christian
gentleman, having no personal extrava
gances and living entirely within a reason
able and modest income.
The Board of Education, which is the
real sufferer, Is fully secured and no ef
forts will be made to apprehend Wood
A Popular Loan.
Washington, 1). C, May 7. Mr. F.
F. llllder, Missouri Commissioner for.ho
New Orleans Exposition and one of tho
friends of the St. Louis Exposition, ar-
rived here to-day, to aid in pushing tho
bill for the loan of a million dollars to the
New Orleans Exposition. Ho
says from talks with Mayor
isurne uuu Missouri memuers lie
thinks tho prospects of tho bill aro
very good. Should it pass he thinks the
microns of the exposition would b .
sured. All the States are much interested
In the passage oi this bill, as It is under
stood if the loan Is made each
State will be allowed $5,000 with
which to begin tho work of pre
paring for the exposition. This will
prove oi great vaiuo ami will put tho en
terprise at onco on Its feet. "Missouri,"
ald Mr. lllldef, "is taking great interest
in this exposition, und we are expecting
to see that it Is well represented there. I
think It will prove of great value to us,
und Incidentally we hope to make it a
lever to bring tho great World's Exposi
tion of l'JOO to St. Louis."
The Swaim Investigation.
Washington, P.. C, May 7. The
Swaim Court of Inquiry met this morn
ing. Moro than two hours were occu
pied iu reading tho report of tho proceed
ings of yesterday and tho statements
made by counsel and testimony taken.
Mr. Bateman then continued his testi
mony. He testified to the circumstances
under which he had withdrawn his charges
made April If., which he said wero that
lieneral Swaim had agreed to secure tho
withdrawal of a suit against him (Bate
man) on a due bill, about which trouble
arose, to surrender this due bill aud refer
the whole matter to arbitration.
FO UT V -EIti UTI I CON G 11 KsM.
Washington, D. C, April 7. Senator
Sewell reported favorably from the Mili
tary Committee the House bill to author
ize the sale of a certain portion of tho
Fort Hayes Military Reservation In Kansas
to the Ellis County Agricultural Society,
and authorize the President to appoint
two Second Lieutenants from the Ser
geants of the Signal Corps.
Mr. Edmunds introduced a bill to place
F. S. (Jrant, late General of the army,
upon the retired list of tho army. "1
wish," said Mr. Edmunds, "to commend
it to the early consideration of the Mili
tary Committee, for reasons which every
Mr. Ulair Introduced a bill for tho ad
justment of accounts of workmen, labor
ers und mechanics arising under the
The tariff question having been dis
posed of the House to-day proceeded with
the regular order of business. In the
niornint: hour committees wore called for
reports, and amoug iiiu bills reported
were: By Mr. Bruadhoa.l (of Mo.), from
the Committee ou .Judiciary : The French
Spoliation bill. By Mr. St-wart, (of
Texas), from the Committee on Foreign
Affairs: The bill authorising the appoint
ment of three commissioners to promote
trade ami commerce wiih South America
A large number of bills were reported
favorably and adversely from the Pension
Committee and placed on the private cal
endar. At thu conclusion of the call Mr.
Willis (of Ky.) reported tho river and
harbor bill, which was ordered priuted
(in motion of Mr. S.ocum (of N. Y.)
the House proceeded to the consideration
of business on the Speaker's tible.
The bill for thj relief of Fitz John Por
ter came up next.
Mr. Kiefer (of Ohio) moved to refer
the bill to the Militiry A twin Commit
tee. Mr. Randall (of l'a.) in-d-ted that Iu
the absence of a rule thu practice as laid
down in the manual, giving priority to a
question of concurrence, j-hjuld be fol
lowed. Mr. Rosecraus, from the Committee ou
Military Affairs, reported a resolution
directing that the committee Investigate
the present management of the soldiers'
homes. Placed ou House calendar.
Mr. Perkins, from the Committee on
Indian Affairs, reported the bill granting
a right of way through tho Indian Ter
ritory to the Southern Kansas Railroad
Company. Placed on the House calen
dar. Mr. Willis, from the Committee on
Rivers and Harbors, reported the river
and harbor appropriation bill. Ordered
printed aud re-committed.
The House then proceeded to the con
sideration of the business on the Speak
The Senate amendment to the House
bill repealing the iron-clad outh was con
The next bill on tho table was that for
the relief of Fitz John l'ortor, with Sen
Mr. Keifer moved to refer the bill to the
Mr. Bedford thought the motion for ref
erence was a stealthy attempt to do In
justice to a man who had already been
treated unjustly, according to the testi
mony of the greatest of American Gener
als, General Grant.
Mr. Slocum moved to non-concur In
the Senate amendments.
Mr. Bayne moved concurrence.
Mr. Keifer briefly opposed the bill, de
claring it unconstitutional.
Mr. cutcheon entered an earnest pro
test against the enactment of the law.
Three great Republicans were on trial,
Abraham Lincoln, Edwin M. Stanton and
James A, Garfield. No man would give
his vote for this bill without damning the
name of Lincoln, blackening that of Stan
ton and sending down to obloquy the last
great martyr, James A. Garlleld. If the
name of Lincoln was to be blackened let
It be done by those men who
fought against him in the war.
If Garfield's memory was to be black
ened let it be by those men who crawled
in dirt to write cabalistic figures upon
the door-posts in order to attack his rep
utationby those men who sent forged
letters by the carload to California and
New Jersey, in order to steal votes. But
he begged his party associates not to add
a vote to the number, which would com
plete and consummate the outrage. Mr.
Hiscock made a constitutional argument
In opposition to the bill.
Mr. Dorshelmcr replied to Mr. His-
cock's constitutional argument.
Mr. Laird protested against the dispo
sition which had been manifested to lug
things In hero w hich did not belong to
tho ease, and to damn Republicans who
did not agree with some folks on his side.
It would seem that all who differed from
those folks were traitors und were malign
crs of dead Lincoln, Stanton and Garfield.
He had never surrendered his right to
think and act for himself to anybody liv
ing or deud, and never would.
Mr. Belford said he would tuko Grant's
word as to the injustice which had been
done Porter rather than tho word of Gen
eral Keifer or any other General on tho
floor. Ho protested against this belug
made a party question.
Tho motion to refer tho bill was lost,
and tho Senate amendments wero non
Thoy Will Strike.
Fittsbukoh, I'a., May 7. A general
strike of tho stove moulders of Pitts
burgh andAlleghcny Is expected noxt week.
Tbo manufacturers aro reported to have
made a compact to roduce wages in all
tho shops so us to bring down tho cost ot
production, und tho molders, who aro
welt organized, have decided to strlko
rather than accept tho reduction.
Do You Agree With Us?
It is about high timo tho stylo of business of hood
winking the public with tho gifts of Watches and Chains,
('locks, Cromos, Balls, Bats, tc, is stopped, and the people
Given Full Value Z Money !
Without merit no business can prosper. We give 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.
WE KKLIKVK in an HONKS r 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
-aud.U GIFTS. 1
We will NOT be UNDERSOLD.
SAMUEL -:- BUEGER,
Tho 'Palace" Clothier.
This Week's Grand Bargains
-: J. : : Burger's:-
The tinest, handsomest and 'prettiest stock ever brought
to this market.
Our stock is now brimful of new, popular and desirable
HOSIERY, NECKWEAlt and PA11ASOLS.
We defy competition our stock in
Silks, Satins, Ponque Silk, Nun's Veilings, Cashmeres and Buntings
We we selliiig1 lower than any other bouse in the city.
Would call the attention of the public to our large line of
Carpets in Yelets, English and American Buussels. 3-ply
and extra Supers can be found in variety and low prices at
the Popular IIouc of 1
WM. M. DAVIDSON,
STOVES, -:- EANGES, -:- TIS,
Japanned ISerlin and Agate "Ware,
Biid Cages, Hath Tubs, Water Coolers & Ice Cream Freezers.
Agrent for Adams & Westlake Oil. Gasoline anil Gas f toy en, Detroit
Safe Co., Hamilton Steel Plows, Chilled l'lows, Walking Cultivators,
Coin Sliellcrs, Haulers, Etc., Etc.
Nos. 27 & 33,
Paints, - Oils, - Varnishes,
Brushes, Glass, Window Shades, Artist's Material, &c.
MAKE A SPECIALTY 0?
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dfllovaes boarded and well oared
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