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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: WEDNESDAY M0KN1MQ, MAY 14, 1884.
Kotlr Id this colnmn lore line or lust Revolt
oMtiwortloB orii w v'i
b'OU KhSTM cottage, South side Fourth St.,
nrnr c'oruor H tflilunuu Avi'DUb. Apil odd.
WM. H. UII.KKKT.
'ANTED AGS NTS To solicit orders for the
KaHTiauo. r. r terms aiuress wuarom.
S.C. fALMKH, llloominiilon, 111.
i T put In some capital and ran pane of men tn
thtte.d. Glra full parttcslars of what
aud will do and your term
8. C. PALMER, Bloommeton. 111.
Ttl'ANTKI) LOCAL AGENTS To tull aud deliver
ii on com motion. A (food chance fir a capable,
ner;iictud trustworthy man.
8. C. 1'ALMEK, BiootuItiKton, 1.1.
gTOlK IIOLDEKS JtEETING.
There will be a Stork-holders metiu of the
111' Dam Iron andt'nal Company at tlimr ollce In
t'alro on the ilti day of May. at J a. tn , for the
I'Urpori' of elect. Dg cine directors and the trausac
lion of such other business as mar proivrly comf
) cforcthemetlnc. 0. O (iODb'KET, Pres.
W. B. COHMAN, Sec'y. 41'-tf
The Daily Bulletin.
UlTICIAL rAPEIl OF ALEXANDER COUNTY
I KTEKKD AT TUB CAIKO POSTOFFICK FOIl
THAN8.MI88IO. TllUOUUH THE MAILS AT
BECOND CLASS RATES.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
dJtiookl locals on third rfl-
Straw berries are to be ha 1 on Eighth
Street nearlj every Jay now.
Ice, wood and kindling, at City Brew
eT.v, Jacob Klce. tf
Mr. Louis Ptrrazz) and family expect
to leave the last of this mouth for Italy.
-Catholic Fair at Old Reform Hall on
de 19th, 20th and 21st. Don't forget it.
Bargain in two Brussels Carptts roust
Ve sold this week at the resid'.'me of II. C.
A young lady, sister-in-law of Mr.
Jlenry Baird, h&i charge of the telegraph
. ffice at The Holiday.
Mr. Igle and family have g neon their
tripEist. Mr. Clancy w'preparini; to open
up the old stand in a few day.
Yesterday three young nun of Metrop
olis passed through this city, bound fur
Plorida on a tour of inspection.
-About 10 o'clock last night a negro
lrke open a car in the Iliino'n Central
jards. The chief arreted and lodged L!m
Mr. Ilajnes who has been here fur
tevcral weeks visiting h-r 3"n, J iln and
family, left yesterdiy for her h tine in
Jefferson Clubs are multip'ying in the
State at the rate of one each week. It will
cot be long now before Alex tnder County's
turn will come.
Fou Sale A 70 barrel wtcr tank
made of 2 inch pine c 'st j3 a year ago,
will sell for $40. Enquire at The Bulle
tin sffice. St
The number of retail ice dears is re
duced by one. Mr. Valentine Resell has
retired from the field. As ' Val" was sell
ing a very fine article of Mississippi River
"Like Ice," his competitors will feel much
The Ideal L"aue gve thtir farewell
dance at Hartmin's H ill hst night and
met with flittering success. It was a
splendid gathering of happy people, such
bj is met with only on occasions of extra
A large commodious bimrding house
to rent in a good location on corner 32nd
street and Commercial Avenue. Ioquire of
R. Walsh, Commercial Avenu, between
19th and 20th streets. lw
Thursday and Friday of this week the
ladies of the Episcopal Church will set din
ners at Temperance Hall, on Eighth Street,
which will be characteristic of them and,
therefore, of the best that the season will
afford and art can produce.
The United Presbyterian General As
sembly meets in St. Louis on Wednesday,
May 28, and the Grand Convention of the
Woman's Missionary Society also meets
there on the same city. The Grand Con
vention will continuu two days.
Last call Parties desiring bargains
in furniture must cull this week at 101
Commercial Avenue, up stairs. All goods
remaining on hand will be sold out at
auction, .May 20th. 11 Ot
Messrs. Haythorn &, Sloo will soon be
gin packing up what stock they may have
left, to send it forward to their new loca
tlon in Bella Plains. Next week will prob
ably be the last of their business in Cairo,
It is not pleasant to sec such firms depart
ing for the western wilds, or departing at
all, for that matter.
It is announced that the novel by the
late Charles Reade now current in Ilarper'i
Bazar, "A Perilous Secret," was completer
by him but a little while before his death
Mr. Reade had several times within the pat
few years said to friends that if he under
took another long novel it would be the end
- of him, md his fear proves now to Lave
been a true prophecy.
The champions of prohibitory liquor
legislation in Iowa hive triumphantly dc
clared that, after the third day of July
their receatly enacted law wilt sweep away
erery brewery and distillery in the btate
This see mi to bo a rather premature an
nouncemon, for the brewers aud distillers
are arraneinff to contest the constitutional
tv of a law which provides for the destruc
tion of property and business previously
eUtnped with legality, wimout competm
tion. This means many years of litigation,
and probably the ultimate triumph of the
liquor men, who will, in the meantime,
continue their business. There is likely to
bo much disappointment for the irrational
reformers ot Iowa. They should retrace
thoir steps and proceed against the liquor
evil by the surer method of hi;h license.
The Special Grand Jury convened yes
terday nioruitig and organized by electing
Mr. C. N. Hughes, fireman, Hnd Mr. Tbos.
Winter, clerk. The other niemben are J.
II. Gossman, Joseph Steagala, Thil Saup,
Thos. Lovett, Daniel ILirtman, P. Fitzger
ald, John II. Foster, Chas. Feuchter, John
Walker, Henry Waldsmith, Win. Sehantz,
Peter Saup, Jos. J. Abel, Wm. White, Fred
Teichman, John McNulty, W. E. Gholson,
Chas. D. Young, Sunuel Rosenwater, Geo.
Dunn and Wm. Ludwig.
The annual report of Mr. R ibb, Super
intendent of Public Instruction, shows that
Illinois has 1,540,918 mi now, of whom
7Tll,832 are males and 701,080 are females.
The States is divided into 11 502 school
districts, and schools aro held in all of
them except sixty-four; 7,740 mule and
14,807 female teachers are employed. For
the support of the schools a rinstrict tax
levy of 15,092,072.74 was made in August
last. During the year 307 school buildings
were erected. In addition to the public
schools there are 731 private schools, with
an attendance of 09,272 pupils and 1,754
A ewitchm.ui named W. II.YaiiAllen
wns killed on the Wabash track uear the
Uuion D-'pit yesterday moruiug about
one o'clock. He was in the act of stepping
onto the foot board at the end of the flit
car attached to the switch engine ; the board
was wet, his foot slipped and he fell Luck
wards between the rails while the csr and
engine passed over him leaving him behind,
aslnpeltss mais of flesh and bone and ra's
steepel iu biood. The ghastly remains
were gathered up and tken home to the
wife and child oa Tenth Street. Deceased
wis about twenty-eight years "Id. He ha 1
b.-en a railroider from boyhood and hul
been for many years on tho Wabash Roa 1.
About three months ago he uiarrie 1 Lis
present wife at Danville, IK. He came
here'immehatelyjafter and has been in the
Wabash yards here ever since. He has
mother and sister living at Dinvilie, and
his remains were taken there by last even
ing's train, accompanied by his wif.
Young Yan Allen was another victim
of the inexcusable habit among switch
men, of standing between the rails feeing
an approaching engine or car aud stepping
upon the foot board jut in time to preTeut
it from striking their shins and sending
them to eternity his life was but another
sacrifice to the sheerest foolharliness.
Switchmen seem to vie with eicb other to
see w ho can perform the most reckless fetes
in the course of their duties, and some of
them are utterly oblivious to the danger
attending them. Only a few days ago one
of them in an up-town yard stood between
the rails with bis back toward an engine
that was approaching him at a rate con
siderably beyond the legal limit, and with-'
out turning his head, entirely disregarding
the cries of terrified lookers-on, he waited
quietly until the foot board of the engine
nearly touched tho calves of his lcg, then
stepped upon it and was borne away as he
cast a smile of mingled contempt and
triumph at those who had manifested so
much needless concern about his safety
In view of the fact that 6uch things as this
orr.ur almost dailv in one or Other of the
several railroad yards in the city, it is mat
ter for surprise that more of the foolish
fellows are not transformed into mince
meat by the cruel wheels of cars and en
gines, and it is difficult to resist the con
viction that men who will handle the preci
ous jewel of life so recklessly deserve to
The citizens of Metropolis failed to
rutify the compact proposed to be made
between them and the Illinois Southern
Railroad Company, and tho Democrat is,
therefore, rending its garments in extreme
displeasure. The Democrat may discover,
however, after a little that perhaps the peo
ple know best what was good lor them. A
levee would, no doubt, be Metropolis' sal
vation from floods, as it has been Cairo s;
but it is doubtful if such a levee as was
proposed to hi built at Metropolis by the
Illinois Southern Railroad would be at all
equal to the emergency intended to provide
against. ThoBe who have had much ex
perience with levees here, feel safe in say
ing that a levee fourteen feet wile on top
and having slopes only of the natural fall
of the earth, would not stand more than a
few hours of wind and waves such as we
had several times during each of the late
floods. Such a bauk would be worse than
none at all, fur the fear of a break iu the
levee and a sudden deluge of the city is
much more harrowing to a community than
the knowledge that the water is gradually
and slowly encroaching upon the city's site.
If Metropolis will take the advice of those
who have had experience with levees, it
will build its owa levee and have tho work
done by men who know how to do it, and
then let tho railroad company pay some-
thins for usintr it as a road bed. This
would very probably be the cheaper and
the better plan in the end.
Ruston'a Choice Northern Butter in 9
and 101b. caddies for family use at 24c. per
pound at New Yoiik Stoiik. ll-3t
DEATH OF CHARLES 0'CONOR
The Great Lawyer Passes Away
at His Home In Nan
Interesting Account of the Great Jurist'!
Last Moments He Did Not
Care to Live Longer.
Twice Nominated for President, He Re
ceived a Large Vote Without Be
coming a Candidate.
Naxtucket, Mass., May 13. Charles
O'Conor died at bis residence at Nan
tucket yesterday at 3:25 o'clock p.m.
When taken ill, three weeks ago, he told
his physician that he did not care to live.
All he desired was that the medicine af
ford temporary relief. For the last flvo
days he hue! taken uothing but water and
iiu'diciiie. Three minutes before his
death he roused up, opened his eyes aud
put out his hand to the doctor and in a
clear, strong voice exclaimed : "My God,"
aud then expired instantly without
apparent palu or struggle. O'Conor's
written request was that his immediate
attendants should perform the last duties
Miperintended by Dr. Koth He did not
wish any journeymen undertakers. The
family leave Nantucket with the remains
this morning en route to New York to the
Fiftieth Street Cathedral, from whence
he w ill be interred in the family vault,
according to his Instructions.
Charles O'Conor was born In New York
city in lso;?, aud was of a good Irish fam
ily, lie received only a common school
education, and was admitted to the bar
in 1 :M. lie soon rose to the highest em
inence, but has uever held an otliee except
that of District Attorney for fifteen
moir.lis. His greatest cases were the
1'onst divorce case (1851); the Johu
Mason wiil case (1853); the Parish wdl
case 1 1 '!:.'); tho Lemmon slave case
( l5ti) ; the case of the slave Jack in 1S35.
He defended Jefferson Davis after
the war, and represented Tildeu's case
before the Kkctoral Commission. In the
(Ireeley campaign, when the Democratic
Convention at Baltimore accepted the
Liberal Republican ticket, the straight
out Democrats assembled at Baltimore
and nominated Charles O'Conor as their
standard-bearer for the Presidency. He
was twice offered a position in the Su
preme Court of the L'nited States, was
offered a foreisrn mission by Andrew
Johnson, aud was frequently solicited to
become a candidate for the Governorship
'f New York, but he invariably declined
all public honors.
C.OIVU TO ST. LOUIS.
Children Turned Out of Home By a Pitts
I'lTTsni iuiii, I'a., May 13. A bright
boy of eight sat in the ladles' waiting
room of the Union Depot here last even
ing aecompauied by his twelve-year-old
Msur. They were waiting to board a
train for St. Louis. "These youngsters,"
said Agent Dean of the Humane Society,
are tue Kennedy cnilaren, wno were
several weeks a"0 thrown out of their
home iu the East Kud by their
stepmother. Late in March Thomas
Kennedy, a contractor, married a woman
living iu the Last End, whom he prom-
ed that in case she could not get along
with his four children, aged eight, twelve,
lourteen aud seventeen, she should turn
them out. He took his bride home but
t tie children didn't like her. Five days
later she really did turn the youngsters
out, since which time they have been
cared for by relatives."
1 lie oldest boy has gone to live with
relatives in New Albany, one remains
with a family in this city ami the other
two go to live with an aunt in St. Louis.
The lather is now in the workhouse.
Oklahoma Haiders on Trial.
Wichita, Kas., May 13. Nine Okla
homa raiders arrived here last night in
charge of United States Marshals, and
were arraigned this morning for prelim
inary examination before United States
Commissioner Sherman on charge of in
vading the Indian country. They have
employed counsel ami are lighting the
case on the ground that the Oklahoma
lands are a part of the public domain
and therefore they have violated no law
of the United States. They report fully
1,000 settlers occupying eligible sites
along Ked aud Deep Fork, tributaries of
the Canadian Liver, many of whom have
e rected cabins and began cultivation ol
the rich lauds.
Ciscrx.NATi, u., May judge Fora
kcr Is T. C. Campbell's counsel, and the
inuicteci attorney lias given bond for
$1,000 to answer the charges of bribing a
juror. He defies his en. inks to do their
worst, declaring that U,.: indictment was
procured upon the evidence of a man
whom he had at one time de-tended for
muMer. me motion recently made to
disbar Campbell was disposed of by
reference to a committee, which refused
to act until the special Grand Jury had
Kn ights of Honor- Lumber Dealer's Con.
Ciue-Aoo, III., May 13.-The eleventh
ajinual session of the Supreme Lodge of
Knights of Honor opened this morning,
and will continue In session ten days.
Thirty-six States and seven Territories
are represented by delegates. The an
nual report .states that the membership Is
over 130,000. There were $3,000,000
death benellts paid hist year.
The eleventh annual wmvention of the
Katioual Association of Lumber Dealers
(H'tied at ten o'clock this morning at the
Tremont House. Several hundred dele
gates are present. There setwion Is secret.
The leading matter for consideration will
be the additional protection of members
against sales by wholesale dealers and
manufacturers to consumers.
A Brutal Prise PiKht
OVKAtt Ckkkk, Nkii., May 13. A brutal
priws light occurred this morning be
tween James Fell, a miner from Rich Hill,
Missouri, and Jack Hanley, the champion
of Colorado, for a purse of $300. Three
hundred sports arrived from Omaha on a
special tram at three o'clock. The flght
bcRon at six. Twenty-two rounds were
fought, and both were baettv Dunlshed.
lUnky made several foutsl and kjefced
Fell with his shoe with spikes on. Iu
the twenty-second round the referee gave
the fight to Fell on afoul. Time, ouo
hour. A riot occurred on tho train re
turning to Oinahu, und a score of shots
nero tired, with three men seriously
wounded, but all were hlddeu on reach
Schaefer Easily Defeats Slosson.
CiucAdo, III., May 13. Schaefer ob
tained au easy victory over Slossou last
night In the 800 point balk line game at
Central Music Hall. Every seat iu tho
house was taken, and the sporting fra
ternity well represented. In the seventh
inning Schaefer made a run of 211, which
virtually won the game. The appended
score shows the result by innings:
Schaefer-O, 0, 0, 1, l'J, 1, 211, 0, 4, 121,
5, 23, 100, 102, 4, 100, 12, 2ti, 14, 8, 48
total, 800; average, 35 2-21; best ruus,
211, 121, 1 Of., 102, 100.
Slosson-0, 0 0, 1, 2, 4, 22, 3, 2, 0, 0, 21,
1, t!3, 53, 13, 7, ;, 0, 35, 1, 200 total, 3b 4 ;
average, 18 0-21; best ruus, 200, 03.
Fatally Crushed by His Horse.
Marshall, Mo., May 13. Sandy Rich
ardson, of this city, aged about thirty
years, was fatally iujured while driving a
calf. The horse he was riding iu making
a quick turn stumbled over the calf,
throwing the rider to the ground and
falling on his breast. Richardson Is still
alive but there are no hopes for his re
covery. FKOM WASHINGTON.
Washington, I). C, May 13. Wil
Uard's Hotel Is on tire. The tire depart
ment is working hard to subdue the
Washington, D. C, May 13. Wil
lard's Hotel, running from Pennsylvania
avenue to F street, one bf the largest as
it is perhaps the best known hotel In
America, is on lire. The lire department
is now working hard to subdue the
Haines, but they had gotten considerable
headway before the alarm was given, aud
it is feared the great block must
go. Willard's is an immense
brick concern, seven stories iu
height, covering about the same area as
the Southern Hotel iu St. Louis. It was
erected yvars ago, and has throughout
the latter history of the Republic been the
stopping place of most of the
eminent statesmen, soldiers and vis
itors to Washington. It was built
before the great modern improvements
were Introduced into architecture, and it
resembles a great tobacco warehouse
more thau a tlrst-class hotel. It Is con
structed of brick aud wood. The ceil
ings are as low and the general character
of the house as old-fashioned as the
Planters' iu St. Louis. The stair-cases
are of wood, as are also the corridors,
partitions, door frames, window sashes,
The house, if the fire gets full head
way, will go up like a tiuder-box, partic
ularly as the department here is unable to
quench a large conflagration.
The hotel is not near auy of the great
public buildings. The Kbbit House, now
conducted by the Willards, is across the
street, but ft Is a fire-proof building and
no danger is apprehended.
Fire broke out in the basement of
Wiliiard's Hotel at 10 o'clock this morn
ing and spread through the elevator shaft
to some of the upper rooms. The lire
was soon put out, not, however, until the
west wing of the hotel aud luruiture hud
been damaged by fire aud water to the
extent of $10,000.
To Amend the Sinking Fund Act.
Washington, D. C, May 13. Repre
sentative Post (of I'a.) iu behalf of the
minority of the Committee on Pacific
Railroads to-day submitted to the House
a bill to amend the Thurmau sinking
fund act. The bill will be supported by
Cassidy, chairman; Post, Handhack and
Jordan as a substitute for the measure
reported to the House on April 2ith by
Representative Phil. Thompson, accom
panied by a report which at that time
was understood to contain the views of
a majority of the committee.
Washington, D. C, May 13. It is
generally believed that the bill to place
General Grant on the retired list will pass
the House with little opposition. It will
get him an increase of about 810,000 per
year, which, with 815,000 from the Grant
fund, will make him quite comfortable.
The President this morning returned
from New York.
On a Party Basis.
Washington, 1). C, May 13. The
Committee on Elections to-day decided to
report in favor of English In tire contest
ed election wise of English vs. I'elleen, of
the Seventn Indiana District. The vote
was on a party basis, except that Chair
man Turner (of Ga.) did not vote.
Not Yet Reported.
Washington, D. C, May 13. The
Comptroller of tne Currency has not yet
received a detailed report from Hank Ex
aminer Scriba on the affairs of the Marine
Washington, D. C, May 13. The
Senate passed without debute the bill
placing General Grant on the retired list
with pay as General.
After a short detate tne Senate agreed
to Mr. F rye's motion for a conference on
the shipping bill yeas 28, nays 17.
Mr. Hewitt (of New York) presented a
petition from the Chamber of Comtnere
of New York, In fuvor of the improve
ment of the entrauce to New York Har
bor. Referred to tho Committee on Riv
ers and Harbors.
To-day having been specially designat
ed for the consideration of bills rejtorled
from the Commrttee on Territories, the
House, on motion of Mr.Kvlns (of S. C),
went Into committee of the w hole ou tho
bill to establish a civil covernment In
Alaska. It provides for the appointment
of a Governor and establishes a district
court to sit at Sitka, which Is designated
as the temporary capital, and also at
Wrangle. It also provides lor tho an
polutiiient of four commissioners with
tne Jurisdiction and powers of (JoiuiiiIh
sinners ot United States Circuit Courts,
who are to reside one each at Sitka,
Wrangle, Ounalaoka and Juneau City
Hie general laws of Oregon are mudu
operative hi Alaska. The bin also appro
priates $26,000 for educational poroses,
to he expewied nudor the direction of tho
berrriary of th Ioteikr. ..... ,
Do You A
It IS flliOlir, IimHi tiiiiA ih(
winking the public with the gifts of Watches and Chain?,
(locks, Cromos, Halls, Hats, Ac, is stopped, and the people
Given Full Value Z Money!
Without, mpi'it no business run nrnsnor. Wo riv fl
of Goods at the lowest possible price. (Jood Goods sell
themselves, and require no huinbuing to convince the
public of its truthfulness. You can not get something for
nothing, and all these gifts (?) cost somebody something.
u&jsjALifcVK in an niLMtts l lJUSlsESJS, IIUAKSTLY CON
DUCTED. You can rest, nssuriwl tlmt vnn will Vf ii linn.
dred cents on the dollar for
We will NOT bo UNDERSOLD.
I I I I V 1
111 IrJ M
-: J. : : Burger's :-
The iinost. handsomest and
to this market.
Our stock is now brimful of
HOSIERY, NECKWEAR axi. PARASOLS.
We defy competition our stock
Silks, Satins, Ponque Sills, Hun's
We aro sellmiflowpr than anj
Would call theattention of t
Carpets in Yelets, English
and extra Supers can be found
the ropuiar iioihe ot
WM. M. DAVIDSON,
DKA-LrKl 1 1ST
STOVES, -:- BAKGES, -:- TIN,
Japanned 1 Berlin
Bhd Cages, Bath Tubs, Water
Affent for Adams & Wetlake Oil. fiasolinp and Oas " toves, Detroit
Safe Co., HamMton Steel Plows, Chilled 1'lows, Walking Cultivators,
lorn Shellers, Planters, Ktc, Etc.
lUk Li IV 00, CAIKO, 111.
Paints, - Oils, - Varnishes,
Brushes, Glass, Window Shades, Artist's Material, &c
MAKE A SPECIALTY OF
JIouMiiiB?, Picture Frames, CAIR0 ILU
' 7 Telephone Xo 103
liliigraviiiffs and "Wall Papers.
11 the lu.ika of the Episcopal Church,
at Temperance Hall,
tKiuav,MAY 15th and 16th.
From 12 to 2 o'clock.
A SPLENDID DINNER with nl) tho ddlcadei of
the S.!M)on Folt FIFTY CENTS.
f.Sirawlxirr :n and loo Cretin with Cako fur
nieui'd extra at mndurute coet.
COME ONE! COME ALL!
TO CANVASS THIS CITY.
John Church it Co.,
Clarkson & Bowers,
No. 30 HtH ft , Cairo, 111.
MTUoud Block tod I'rlcei IUaionablo, jg
Ktvli. of iiiKiiiAcq nf linnd.
every dollar you spend with us
Tho "X'alacu" Clothier.
o l'A'nin a
"prettiest stock ever brought
now, popular and desirub'c
Veilings, Cashmeres and Buntings
other honse in the city.
lie public to our larjre line of
and American Duussels. 3-idv
in variety and low prices at
and Agate "Ware,
Coolers & Ice Cream Freezers.
CLAEK & LOVETT,
Ik. H. SMITH.
CSBEItT A. H1UTU.
Grand Central Store.
136 & 138 Com'l Ave.
have recclvH t full and complete line
ol new Fall and Winter
Cloaks, Pol mans, Notions, Etc.
A hosvy stock of Body Brusjeli, Taper
tnea and Ingrain
A full Mlock of Oil Cloths, all eli'ji tnd prices.
Mini Gents' Furnish'g Goods
A full and complete stock Is now being
cloaed oat at great bargains.
UcxxU at Eottoxn 2?rloesI