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OAlRO BULLETIN WEDNESDAY MOKNlNG, OCTOBER 8, 1884.
' NEW ADVERTISEMENTS
WANTED An lndnntrlouo.TOuos nun to learn
111. clKlbloK buiinets. Flrat-ui rrrncei
tnonirait. A. J. LRVY,
tV 108 Commercial Anc uo.
FOK SALE Haydock Jiimp-teit lurrey. Hit price
$145, new.gaod Job, for 150. luqulre of K. A.
IjiOK SALE. Nw Horn SewlDR Machine right
1 from the factory, lint price $50 fur K. A.
FOR SALE.-Haydock 1'haeton, new, lint price
f-JM, for I3. Inqnir of B. A. Burnett, Bulle
FOR B8NT Cnhl'i residence property, . e. cor
iSaml Holbrook Ave. Pine i! story brick resi
dence of 10 rooms, elegantly finished In modorn
style: burn, out-houses, etc. Larue yard with fruit
and shrubery. Kent low to a sonri tenant.
M. J.HOWLEir, Ancnt.
IjiOll RENT The law, commodious store room
and basement on Levee St.. below 8th St., re
cently occupied by N. D
ThUtlewood Si Bro.
M. J. Howlit, Agent.
FOR RENT Residence property of Col. Jas. 8.
Kearden on Fifteenth street. Honsa contains
ten rooms, has all needed conv.nlenccs and is In
food condition generally.
M.J. HOVVLKY, Real Estate Agent.
Additional locals on third page.
A boy wanted at Sum Burger's
The second wnrd Democrats meet to
night at the Roiifh and Ready engine
Fresh Oysters at Joo Stengnltt's saloon
and rcstitunint, corner Sixth and commer
The infant daughter of Peter Langan
died yesterday afternoon and will le buried
Tho work of Ailing Poplar street and
raising the street railroad track win re
The first ward Democratic club had a
rousing meeting last night for tho transact
ion of general business.
There was but three places hotter than
The Bulletin office last nightMemphis,
Chattanooga and H ados.
Charlie Bowers has added a lunch
counter for setting oyster?, etc., to his Bow
ery garden on Eighth street.
Max Black is "still at Chattanooga, in
the employ of D. B. Lore & Co., but is ex
pected home in tho course of a few weeks.
There waa no meeting of the city coun
cil last night. No quorum being present
they adjourned until 7:80 o'clock Friday
The committe on streets metyeBterday
end awarded contracts for furnishing sew
er pipes, and recommended the purchasing
of more bricks for walks.
The sun struck man mentioned in yes
terday's Bulletin died early yesterday
morning. lie was a German named Fred
Schneider ard Jiailed from St. Louis.
Buckboard Murray, formerly the Rev.
W. H. H. Murray, of Boston, and an admir
er of the Adirondack!, is now the proprie
tor of the "Snow Shoe Cafe" in Montreal.
A dispatch to Capt. Shields from Jbo.
II. Oberly says ''Carter Harrison will be
with you on Thursday, October 16, barring
accidents." Cairo is ready to give him a
The Minneapolis Tribune, a staunch
Republican organ, tells us that Blaine's fav
orite poet 1b Burns. What a heavenly
thing it would have been for Blaine if he
could have induced Fisher to indulge in
Some of the Indian girls of tho Lin
coln institution in Philadelphia, bear the
odd names of Beanie Big Soldier, Alice
Good Soldier, Lizzie Big Bird, Lizzie Char
coal, Edna Egle Feather, and Lizzie Spi
der. They are bright And learn needle
Work very rapidly.
Four weeks from to. day the general
election takes place, and so far as wo can
learn our county Democratic central com
tnittee has been extremely rfctive in doing
-nothing. Not a line of printed matter
has been circulated in tho county; and not
, a dollar raised towards defraying county
The Illinois Central gives an excursion
to St. Louis Fiir every day in the week,
October 0 to 11th, carrying passengers for
one fare for round trip, St. Louis and re
turn. This is the only line ruuuiug out of
Cairo that runs threo daily -trains with
coaches and sleepers through to St. Louis.
Trains leave Cairo 3 :W a. m.. l't:'in p. m.
and 3:41 p.m. tf
When Grover Cleveland's private life
was attacked, he telegraphed to a friend to
"tell tho truth about it." When Jus. G.
Blaine wrote to a friend to put words into
his mouth to screen him (Blaine) from i
questionable business transaction, ho ei
horted said friend to burn the letter. ThiB
is the difference between the two men.
A California editor receutly attempted
Ato telegraph to friends in a neighboring
town: 'Cannot come down till Thursday
, foreman drunk." lie went down Thursday
And was astonished by tho hilarious man
; net in which his friends received him.
came out that the telegram when received
read; "Cannot cnao till Thursday forenoon
. Toe good Deacon Richard Smith, of
Cincinnati, is showing the people that
Blaine is saint In all the columns of his
paper but one; that column the deacon
wicked partner has a dd to the Democrats
who Use ii to show that Blaine is a thief
tud aovoral other things. Between Rich
lid's column and the wicked partners col
umn it is now pull Dick and pull devil.
"' The Tiibune'i Geuova, Switzerland, cot-
respondent, writing of the closing scenes of
the international Red Cross conference
says: "Miss Clara Barton at times was per
fectly besieged, and how she stood it all is
a wonder; yet whon she spoke on the laat
day of the conference she appeared as much
inspired by her cause as cvjcr, and tho
large audience listened to her address with
intent interest. To see on the platform a
woman who represented officially the gov
ernment of the United States, was to this
audience, composed of upward of thirty
nationalities, a novelty."
In another column our readers have
already found tho card of W. G. Cary, the
undertaker, whoso timo in Cairo dates
before the war. lie will always bo found
at his old place on Sixth stroet, up with tho
times, and ready tofurnieh the latest thing
in his line, whether it is an improved cas
ket or something new in grave vaults. Ho
docs not rejoice at others' misfortune, but
will sorve you carefully and satisfactorily if
it becomes necessary to employ him.
"The Season" is tho Imuiisoniest and
best ladies' magazine published. The No
vember number contains a review of "Nov
elties" and "New Needlework," richly illus
trated; 2 colored plates; 2 national costume-
pictures, Hungarian mountaineer; 112 illus
trations of dress and needlework; 13 flat
paper patterns; 7 embroidery designs; and
13 initial letters. Its contents tell what it
is but it must be seen and studied to be ap
preciated. "The Season," far ahead of any
thing of tho kind published, sells for only
30 ccnta a number. The International
News Co., Publishers, New York.
Esteemed friends remonstrated with us
for supporting Cleveland. What' would
they have? To support Butler would bo to
support Blaine; to support Blaiuo is alto
gether against our grain. Even if there be
objections to Cleveland, for heaven's sake
see how they fade when compared with the
horrible features of Blaine's record. Blaine
was a know-dothing editor; he was Buck
shot Forrester's ally against Parncll ; he was
the defamer of Archbishop Hughes; he
circulated tho Madigan circular to light a
flame of bigotry against Catholics but
oineears ago; the same year, in 1875, he
introduced in Congress a sectarian amend
ment to the Constitution of the United
States; in 1871 he made an Orange speech
in Saratoga on the subject of the 13th of
July riots. There is no escape for us; we
must face this moBt repulsive character of
modern politics; we must oppose him by
supporting his only opponent, Cleveland.
The mud holes of Eighteenth and
Twentieth Btrects, the original holes, are
now buried past resurrecting under three
feet of sand from tho banks of the Missis
sippi. 1 he improvements made this season
have been of an important character and
gives the city a much better appearance
when seen by new comers. Tho brick
walks that have replaced the wooden ones
nail .parts of tho town and tho street fill
ing that has made valuable lots that were
comparatively worthless before have entire
ly done away with the town-on-Btilts look
that Cairo has always been iu the eyes of
strangers. The court houso square is
among the greatest improvements made
the square and that vicinity and if we can
now, as citizens, go farther and pass a
stock law that will do away with tho neces
sity of building a frnce around the court
home, hundreds of dollars will bo saved to
tho tax payers of the city and county. The
law can, will and should bo passed. Tho
interest of the tax-paying farmers nud of
the dwellers in tho towns and in the city
demands it. Every colored man in Cairo
ought to vote for it. About all tho stock
ho owns are hogs and goats and the ordi
nance will not permit them to run at large,
why should the man who is rich enough to
own oue or more cows bo specially favored?
Tho stock law must pass and the Btock
must be herded.
The Argus of Monday comes out with
a vigorous "kick" Rgainst tho pnblication
of wedding presents. It is an unmitigated
nuisance to the subscribers as well as pub
lishers of papers, and very properly comes
within the lino of demarkation that divides
legitimate advertising from the general
news that subscribers are entitled to. The
Bulletin, like the Argus, has been a long
suffering martyr to tho wedding present
list. Thcro is no one benefitted by its pub
hcation outside tho lazy reporter who is
paid by tho column or the compositor who
"soldiers" for a fat take, and !b paid by tho
thousand. The Argus says, and wo ondorso
every word of it :
"Tho reasons for non-publication of pros
ents are numerous, Borne of them being
quite general, and the chief of these is,
that publication greatly tends to muintain
a custom that should become obsolete, and
that rapidly. The wedding present busi
ness is a grand humbug, an unreasonable
tax on many people, which, in iu ultimate
results is most damaging to tho recipients,
tho young couple starting in life will need
all the income they can expect to have ; for
thoae presents are only loaned; those who
gavo them expect to have them returned on
a similar occasion before many years pBS,
when members of their family marry. At
any rate wo tuily leel the evil wodding
presents inflict upon tho printing office and
are resolved to
remedy it. Know, there
fore, that when hereafter
a list or wedding
presents is attached to an account of a wed
iting In the Arsus. it is naid for at common
advertising rats, and that the copy for it is
luruiBnen oyme parties interested. We
cannot uecune lists of pronontB as advertls
jog matter, out shall without cxcoptlon
hereafter decline such listi in any other
The wodding presents tnuat go,
yciianges In Forest Growth.
The changes which often occur In the
character of tho trees that spring up
after a forest has beeh destroyed by
lire or otherwise, have lod many per
80us to think that it was the result of
a natural tendency to a rotation in
this class of vegetation. , If pine for
ests aro destroyed by lire thoy are fre
quently followod by a growth of oak
and hickory, and this is especially truo
in some of tho Atlantic States. But
this change can readily bo nccounted
for from tho fact that too pino stumps
and roots do not throw up sprouts,
and tho pine seeds and small seedlings
aro far more quickly destroyed than
the nuts of the oak or hickories; and
furthermore, tho root and stumps of
theao sumo trees do not burn as read
ily as thoso of tho nine, and will also
withstand a far higher temperature
without serious injury. In all of tho
pine for. sts that wo havo examined, in
t lie localities named, wo havo always
found more or less scrub oaks and
stunted hickories, and similar species
of deciduous trees which tho deep
shade of the pines had kept in cheek,
only a few obtaining suflicient sunlight
to insure a vigorous and natural
growth; but, so soon as tho shado is re
moved by the destruction of the ever
green trees, they make their presence
known by shooting up rapidly.
The casual observer of such sudden
changes in tho appearance of forest
growths, without knowing tho facts is
often led to bolievo in the erroneous
theory of spontaneous generation of
plants. In tact, wo have often heard it
asserted that tho oaks, hickories, and
other species of trees that are known to
spring up on what aro callod tho pine
lands of New ..crsey and Long Island,
were spontaneous productions of tho
soil, and did not spring from either
seed or roots; but a close examination
w ill prove this to bo an error, for all of
these trees are sprouts from old roots
or well developed seeds. In most of
these forests tho oaks and other species
of deciduous trees havo been cut out
from time to time during the past cen
tury or longer, and this left the pines
more room to grow, spread out. and
shado the ground once o .-eupied by the
kinds of trees removed,-and in this way
forests that a century ago were com
posed of mixed species are now almost
exelu.-ively pine. In some parts of the
ir-'outh the same change is observed, and
the pine is followed by the oaks in
digenous to tho region, while in other
localities the piues take posses
sion of abandoned plantations and
old fields, even where the orig
inal forests were composed principally
of deciduous species. Almost the samo
thing usually occurs in New Jersey
when fields aro abandoned, only it is
tho common red cedar that has posses
sion of them instead of pines, the
.seeds of tho cedar probably being
widely distributed by birds which food
on the berries in autumn.
In rcirious where the deciduous
species make up the bulk of tho forests,
the kinds that spread most rapidly into
uncultivated fields and out on tho
prairies aro thoso that havo winged
seeds, like the maples, ash and elms,
for these aro widely scattered by the
wind, and it is quite" probablo that if
the Indians had ceased burning oil" the
grass on tho prairies two or threo cen
turies ago, our pioneers in Illinois,
-Wisconsin and adjoining States would
have found great forests, instead of an
open and sparsely wooded country.
The annual I res kept dow n tho shrubby
growth, besides constantly encroaehiug
upon tho forests; but, as soon as tnoso
fires ceased, tho trees again began to
advance, and in some instances spread
out miles bevond the former boundaries
of tho forests, lxsfove tho plow of tho
husbandman made further progress im
M)ssible. After leaving what may bo termed
the Mississippi Valley, wo reach the
plains, where for a thousand miles
westward trco culturo is a thimr to be
tested, but with a fair chance of Its sun
cess only in tho more favorable valleys,
or where irrigation is prnctic vblo. On
tho foothills and mountains, after cross
ing tho plains, forests again appear,
and although miners, lunbcrmon and
the oro smelters havo made sad havoo
of tho forests of tho Kooky Mountain
regions, they have scarcely been more
destructive than the over-recurring for
est tiros in those regions. When tho
trees havo been cut oil' by lumbermen
or for cord wood, new growths spring
up of the samo or closely allied species
of thoso that are removed, and wo do
not now remember to havo over ob
served that any different species camo
In to replace thoso destroyed, except in
some instances where the land had
boon burned over by accident or design.
Wherever liros aro kept out of thoso
clearings, seedlings spring up in
greater or less abundance, and, if not
disturbed, now forests will soon bo
found in tho place of the old, composed
of tho samo or similar spo -ies of trees.
What is most needed in all forest-covered
regions, or where forests have
Veen removed, is protection to now
growths, and if this is afforded, renew
als will go on rapidly and uniformly,
even without tho aid of man. It is
true, however, that foresters can bo of
great service in increasing tho value of
loresls by a judicious system of thinning
out, destroying the less valuable kinds
to make room lor better. Some of tho
most worthless trees for either timber
or fuel grow very rapidly, and will, if
permitted to do so, crowd out and ovor
grow tin' very chol est kinds. Protec
tion and proper directions arc all that
aro positively necessary to restore and
preserve tho forests ol this country.
X. '. ,S.
Tho Law or Seals.
A seal was originally a ilovlco of ig
norant nations. It furnished thoso who
were unable to write with a method of
signing legal papers. In old times
cattle, furuituru, ornaments and othor
movable tilings which, In Inw, aro
callod "personal properly," were, when
sold, transferred lo the buyer by merely
giving him possession of them. Among
uncivilized nations land is the best kind
of iiroportv. inasmuch as tho owner
always knows wliero it Is, It cannot bo
stolen and hidden away out of sight.
On unrviimt. rf l.liU Vuliwi 1,a uuvlu
English land-owner was required by
inw tu imvu BuiiiuuiiiiK more man mom
possession to show his right lo hold his
From tho earliest times until within
two hundred years few of our English
ancestors, even of tho upper class could
sign their names. 'J ho priests and
"scrivenors" (professional writers)
held a monopoly of tho art. People
felt that the sword, not tho pen, was
tho proper weapon for a g. ntleman.
Now, a figure impressed on somo
tenacious substance was the hardest
tiling to imitate. Tho workmon of
thoso days could not, with thoir rude
tools, make two designs exactly alike.
A forged seal could be detected in a
moment. Lead was sometimes used,
but wax was commonly employed, be
cause it melts easily and bunions
quickly. When a sale of land was
niadn,'a scrivoner wrote the deed, tho
seller scaled it with his private seal,
and bunded it to tho buyer. '1 ho latter
then took possession of tho property
and all was done. The buyer was then
sure that the land was his, for the seller
could not, iu the faeo of tho seal, deny
that he had been paid, or that ho had
sealed tho deed. This rule prevented
long and troublesome law-suits.
Tno law is tho same to-day, though
the rule has been modi lied a little. A
piece of paper, gum t o I on ono sido, is
now commonly, used as a seal. In
somo of tho Western States, the letters
L. S.J in parentheses are a good seaL
These aro tho initial letters of tho Latin
words locus sig li, and in English mean
"tho place of the seal." In other States
a llourish of tho pen is used instead of a
Companies working under a charter
from the Government are allowed to in
dent their special seal into the paper of
their deeds, but a printed fae similo of
their seal is not good.
In one case, by special exception, a
seal may be inquired into. If a sealed
agreement is made not to pursue a par
ticular trado or occupation in a Mate
or country, it is void. It is contrary to
the public" good to permit these so-called
"agreements in restraint of trade.,'
They are binding if they do not include
too great a territory. A physician, for
instance, may bind himself by an agree
ment not to practice mod cine in a cer
tain town, though if ho agreed uot to
practice iu a whole State, his contract
would be void.
j seal is of value when a part of a
bill is paid and a reco'pt in full taken.
If under seal, the creditor can not ob
tain the balauco of the bill; but with
out a seal tho receipt is valid only for
ihe amount actually paid.
Formerly sea's were required on al
irost all written agreements; but now
adays, with tho ex option of contracts
relating to land and a few other pa
pers, the seal is unnecessary. Many
lawyers of the old school place them
upon all written instruments, on tho
ground that thoy may do good audcan
uot do harm. This is a good plan, for,
lliou.h not necessary, it is policy to
m:ikb legtil papers as strong as pos
sible. Agents to make contracts under seal
must havo written authority un
der the seal to do so, Otherwise their
agreements will not bind tho persons
for whom the act. BJt if tho agent,
without such authority, puts a seal upon
a paper not requiring one, it is valid.
As it would have been valid without a
seal, the law treats it as au unsealed
These laws aro kept out of respect
for their ancient value. As they aro
not necessary, it is probable that they
will be soon abolished. 1 'outis Com-
The Folly or Todleben.
A very curious account is given by
tho Russian Xorosti of the causo of
General Todlebcn's death. According
to this, the defender of Sebastopol died
of too good an appetite. Itsavs : "As
soon as Prince Bismarck heard of tho
indisposition of t he late Count be sent
his medical man to Soden. Dr.
Sch Wenninger examined tho patient
and pronounced his condition serious,
but in no way hopeless in fact, ho be
lieved that tho patient might live for
several years, if ho were strict in his
diet and uto only with tho greatest
regularity, in order not to impair his
weak digostion. For this puruo.se- tho
daily meals of tho Count were divided
into six portions, nnd tho hour was
fixed when to take eaeli meal. But
Todloben, who never in his lifo had
listened to tho advise of doctors,
laughed at Dr. Schweninger's instruc
tions. Tho do tor is mistaken,' ho
said; 'my organism is weakened and
needs strengthening; my good nppo
tite is a clear proof of this.' Tho six
meals were taken, but at each of them
lie ato all tho six portions assigned for
tho whole day. Thus threo weeks
went by. The condition of tho patient
did not grow worse, and tho day was
lixeu for him to start for Russia, when
ho fainted suddenly during a walk,
lie had hardly reached his resideneo
aftor recovering consciousness whon ho
asked for tho bill of faro. When it
was given to him ho oppressed his
astonishment at having received a
blank shoet of paper- ho had lost his
sight. His feel had for some timo past
shown signs of dropsy, but, curiously
enough, tho Count had hidden this
from those around him. He had
fought indomitably against the disease,
but" in vain. Two days before his
death he had lost consciousness, and
died on tho day which had been fixed
for his return to Russia. Vail Mall
A Righteous Judge.
For services oxtendlng through two
months in settling an estalo worth
:l-',0oo, threo Milwaukoo lawyers pre.
sontod bills aggregating !if,U00.
When tho bills were submitted to Judgo
Druniniond for approval, ho i-ald:
'(iontleman, you consider yourselv es
irood lawyers. How much more are
your soryjees worth to your clients than
initio to the people? You havo charged
m&'i.OiK) for sixty days' service. Could
you not bo content, each of you, to tako
my pro rata tor tho samo timoP Thoso
charges aro infamous. They aro such
as men who aro scoundrels and thieves
at heart would mako. This charge of
ij(l,0ii0 Is out down to 1,6U0, thoso of
f),(MK) each to ."0. Repeat such a
piece of rapluo in this Court .nnd 1 will
disbar cvry one of you."
Wo don't know what Judgo Drum
mond'B politics are, but wo would like
to see him Chief Justice of tho Uuitod
Stilton Supreme Court. N. Y, flnr.
SCHOOL OPENS MONDAY.
UtSi& goods are well made and sewed
with double thread ami will not rip. We have them ranging
Boys' Suits, from 8-1.50 to 18.00 a Suit
School Suits, from JJ.50 to 14.0OaSuit
Children's Suits, from 2.50 to 1 l.OO a niit
We also have all grades of Boys' White and Colored Shirs,
Children's Waists, and Boys' an l Children's Odd Pants.
grif I'lt'itaegivo tis a call, us we will show von th" largest slock of Hoys' and
Children's Snits, and at the lowest prices.
M. WERNER SON.
HATS AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
E. .:. A. .:.
104 Commercial Ave.,
Japanned Uerlin and Aato "VVaro,
Bird Cages, Bath Tubs, Water Coolers & Ice Cream Freezers.
Agent for Adams & Westlafce Oil. Gasoline and Gas toves, Detroit
Safe Co., Hamilton Steel flows, Chilled IMons, Wnlkiny; Cultivators,
Corn Sheller8, Planters, Etc., Etc.
Nos. 27 & 33,
TKLEPIIONK NO. 20.
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Harness, Saddles, & Horse Equipments Generally,
ALSO CARRIES THE LARGEST VARIETY OP
Trunks, Valises, Sachels, Traveling Bags, Shawl Straps,
and Oil and Rubber Suits.
SOLE AGENTS FOIi THE NOVELTY TKUNK.
Repairing done on Short Notice iu tlinir Llnu of RuhIiiufs. Examine goods and pri
ces lutore purchasing elsewhere, The largest stock in tho city at 122 Commercial Ave.
Wm. Ludwic & Co.
E. A. BURNETT,
8 tho Public Schools are about
tore-open, we call your attention
to our large, new Fall Stock of
Boys' Suits, .
of the very latest styles. These
Holiday -:- Presents!
Gold, Diamonds, Solid Silver,
PLAT JD D-V A K K.
t" Musical Instruments. St. Louis Trices Duplicated.
- CAIU0, ILL-
CAT no. 111.
Dealers in All Kinds of