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BLACK BEOS' CO JiTOET!
We haye jast received the nobbiest line of
ever shown in embroidered, embossed, Plush. French Kid
and Straight Goat , in all style', prices and shapes.
We are showing the most pleasing line of
LADIES'. GENTS' and CHILDREN'S SHOES
manufactured by CelebratediPhiladelphia, New York and
A. delight to the eye is our beauti
ful array of Boots and Shoes.
Gentlemen troubled with corns and bunions can be relieved
by haying us make them a pair of Boots or Shoes.
UO Commercial Avenue, CAIRO, ILL.
104 Commercial Ave.,
Buy Your Wife a Silk Dress !
Popular Reliable Cash
DRY GOODS HOUSE
offer extraordinary bargains in black and colored
Silks, Satins and Brocades, together with a full line of French and American
Dress Fabrics. No more useful nor acceptable gift ran be found than on of our
eleirant Black Silks. We can sell you a heavy dros Grain 'ilk at $1 00, $1.50,
$1.75 and 92.00 which we guarantee equal to anUhiug in the Tinted Kates for
the money. 44-in. all Wool Ottomans marked down from $1 00 to 85 cents.
4i-in. Bison Cloths, down to 75, 85 and 9 cent. Klejrant Hue ot 44-m Plaids,
at 75c, $1.00 and $1.25. New all Wool Filling: Dross Goods, at 10 and 12c
Santa Clans' Department
now open and in order to clean this department entirely have made extraor
dinary low Prices bargains in Dolls, Toys, Albums, scrip Books, Papetres, Odor
Cases, Etc. Economical buyers will And It greatly to their advantages make
us a visit ot inspection.
CHAS. E. STUART
We have in stock a full line of Gold and Silver
Watches which we offer to the Public 25 to 50
percent less than any dealer in the city.
FAENBAKER & CO.,
Oor. Seventh 6c Commercial.
inrs. .Eiinny Duwerb, 9 ALKHgyilcll JnB ,urrflr1llt rlf,
Fl tt x t f J,DBW,g.id Job.forJlSO. InqulraufK. A.
K 0 Tl Tl V H-A-I-Il uru,tt- ,
UCllIllvl S:T:0:R:E. forismcd RooM9-Kor mw, with or
r.... o.l.v.J!, X without honrrti lo row dr-bimrdrM win lio
Mrl. AMANDA CLARHSON, Agent. ceommod.Ud mini. 8 door, won Limbs,! house
Mxt Alexander Co. Bunk, Bth St LVM SALE.-nyrtork 1'hanton, nrw. lut tirlcs
fnlrn in. A I1, for IHi.-Iuquiraof it. A. Uumutt, Hullo-
asVQood Stock and Trlwi Reasonable..! . .
WANTBD-l-idlen or Uentlemoh to take 1lht,
, , "pleeieut aud nn i-mploymimt at (heir own
" " 1 homes! wo kent by mall (distance noolijootlon)(
. . t4 f diyon heqiilKily m irtat no ciUMroluii,
E. A. BURNETT, 5S?mm"m
Book and . TnnPmimn F-I?oSFW)VE
Commercial " iHili Newark,N.J. ttvodtceuls for pmtiia.
ADVRIlTIiEnSI tend for our Haloot Let of
78 Ohio Leveo, &itfm&i'm'- 8-?c-l
the Easiest Hadies'
Holiday -:- Presents!
Gold, Diamonds, Solid Silver,
PLATE D-AV A. K E.
1ST Huiical Instruments. St. Louis Prices Duplicated.
OAttU) lUJLLBTlfli BUitflAY MORNING, DEOMBER ai, i&M.
to John Porter Ferns, for twenty years
Grand Tyler of tho Masonic Grand Lodge
"God help the oldTvlurl how torn bu lias trudged
Through eanttilne aud storm with hie suinmoue
Nopalu orfatlgno old 'Uncle' John bit begrudg
ed, To serve tbe Frtterulty, Froonmoniand you.
"Cod bless 'Unclo' John ! bow oft be baa led
Tbe funeral procession from lodgo door to graye;
How grandly bta weapon bat guarded the dead
To tbnlr la t quiet home, where tbe acacia
"God bleMhe old Tyler t how ofi he'hai knocRfd,
While vigilant atrangora eraved welcome and
IIow widely your portal , though guarded and
Have awung to tho algoal the Tyler knowi beet.
' There la a Ledge where the door la not guarded
There la a land without grain, without mourn
There la a Master most gracious, fraternal and
And be walti the old Tyler and bids him ccme
"And then 'Uncle' John, no longer outside,
No longer with weapon of war In bta hti.d,
A glorified spirit doth grandly abide,
And close by the Master high honored doth
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS
Put ashes on your sidewalks.
Tbe nail works at Centralia will re
sume operations. ,
Miss Florence M. Robinson has gone
to Elco on a visit to her sinter.
This is the shortest day of the year
Dine hours and nineteen minutes.
The family of II. F. Potter rejoice over
the advent of a pretty little daughter.
Mrs. E. B. Pettis has disposed of the
Boston Cash Store to D. and L. Black.
Dr. F. M. Ilarrell will be out of town
on business until about the middle of Jan
Barney Hughes, drunk, was given time
to get out of the city by Magistrate Coin
ings. Not only the wicked, but the right
eous Htand in slippery places -with great
Frank Barrett was fined $3 and costs
by Judge Robinson, yesterday, for disor
Miss Anna Robertson, of this city, is
visiting the family, of Col. J. W. Buford, at
Chss. Howard fell on the icy sidewalk
yesterday and saw mora atars than the
programme called for.
Wm. Ludwig & Co. will do a strictly
cash business after January-1. Sue their
notice ;n special column.
L. A. Hays, of Louisville, III., general
agent of the O Id Fellows' Herald, paid us
a pleasant call yesterday.
Just received an elegant line of New
markets in brocades, ottomans and plush,
at Goldstine & R isenwater's. 5
I. N. Cnffee was called to Blandvillo
by tbe illness of bis little son, who is there
on a visit to his grandmother.
Ming Tillie Herbert and Miss Lancas
ter, students at Monticello seminary,
Godfrey, 111., have returned home to spend
Gentlemen desiring something nice
for their la iy friends as a Christmas pres
ent will do well to call and examine Mrs.
Williamson's stock. 3c
Several of our churches are making
preparations for Cbistmas entertainments,
particulars of which will be given in our
It Is said the exhibit of the Cairo City
Coal Co. is the best of the kind on exhibi
tion at New Orleans. Mr. C. Wright is in
charge of tho company's interests there.
A flannel cloth wet with coal oil, and
applied at night to the throat and over the
lungs, will invariably break up tho worst
cold and cough, if taken in time, and a
few days' care will complete the cure.
Mr. Manning's organ, tho Albany Ar
gus, states officially that all gifts sent to
Gov. Cleveland will bo returned at once,
and that all otters of an escort, to Washing
ton next March will bo declined peremp
Chas. Hamilton, superintendent of the
St. Lou's & Citiro narrow gaugo, was la the
city yesterday on busincfi connected with
tho road. He reports tho work of raising
tho track, abovo the city, progressing in
Tho coroner of St. Clair county held
1.14 inquests during the punt year. Eleven
of tho deaths woro caused by railroad
trains and twenty-seven were caused by
burns. Tho others were from various
I havo 100 nice turkeys for Christmas
and will be plensud to have your orders.
Also cranberries, oysters, colery, prunes,
currants, raisins, etc. in fact, a full line of
staple and fancy groceries at lowest prices,
Walter B. Pettis, tho grocer. Ot
Quarterly mooting sorvicos at tho M.
E.oliurch commenced last night, a dis
course bulng delivered by Presiding Elder
CNatdi. Love-feast this morning at tho
usuHlhour; preaching both morning and
evening by Elder Nash,
Tho Knights and Ladles of Honor
elected tho following officers Friday night:
Andrew Lohr, protector; Mary Swoboda,
vicu-protectort. Hliy Woodward, secretary,
Geo. Wiso, financial secretary Robert Hln-
kle.trtiainreri Mrs1. Amanda Lohr, chap
lain; E. F, Conant, guide; Margaret Blat
teau, guardian; C. A. Chandler, sentinel;
Phil C. B-rclay, John Hacker and T. B.
Lidies dcsliing hats or anything in
millinery goods for a Christmas on sent to
a friend will fled them cheap at Mrs. Wil
liamson's, as she Is selling them out at cost,
as she has a very largo stock and is anx
ious to dispose of them, 8t
Tho following are tho newly-elected
officers of the high school literary Bociety:
William Dewey, president; Thomas Strode,
vice-president; Miss Matie Savage, secreta
ry. The first programme under the new
officers wil be rendered January 2.
From this date till January 1, 1883,
all winter goods, such as ladies' and child
ren's cloaks, shawls, flannels, blankets,
cashmeres, and all dress goods in general,
are reduced to 15 percent fmm former
prices at Goldetine & Rosenwater'i. Please
call and convince yourselves. tf
Owing to several other entertainments
on Monday evening, the Ancients have de
cided to postpone their regular dance from
Monday evening until the evening of the
following Tuesday, the 23d. This change
in no wy interferes with the regular meet
ing of the club, which will take place the
second and fourth Mondays of each month.
The Christmas number of the Cham
paign County Herald consists of twenty
four pages. It is handsomely illustrated,
full of choice reading matter, well printed,
and contains over seventy columns of ad
vertisements. Mr. M. W. Matthews de
serves great credit for the able manner in
which the edition is gotten up.
The Church of the Redeemer will be
open at the usual hour to-day. As there
were no services on tho first Sunday in the
month, the services this morning will be
holy communion and sermon; evening
prayer aud sermon at 7 :30 o'clock ; Sunday
school ht 0 :30 a. m.
F. P. Davenport, S. T. B., Rector.
' Very early yesterday morning burglars
entered the kitchen of A. Marx's residence,
on Ninth street, by boring a hole through
the door and throwing the bolt. They
seated themselves at the table and partook
of all the luxuries they could find in the
cupboard, after which tbey stole two over
toils, one of which was quite valuable, and
took their departure.
Tbe Freeburg mine, St. Clair county,
his been on fire some days, notwithstand
ing everything that could be done to ex
tinguish the Annies. A part of the mined
district lies under the track of the Cairo
Short Lino road, and apprehending the sud
den settling of the surface land the rail
road company has stationed a special
watchman on the ground.
This state has been divided into eight
Masonic districts by the M. P. Grand Mas
ter of R. and S. Masters. The seventh dis
trict is composed of the counties of Jeffer
son, Franklin, Williamson, Johnson, Mas
sac, Bond, Clinton, Washington, perry,
Jackson, Union, Alexander, Pulaski, Madi
son, St. Cluir, Monroe and R tndolpb, and
is in charge of James Djuglas, of Chester.
A subscriber asks the question, "It it a
fiotble offense for one to read a postal card
unless the card is intended for himself?"
The law very plainly sys that any person
who breaks open a letter or reads a postal
card, after it has passed through the post-
office, for the purpose of obstructing cor
respondence,, or prying into the business ot
another, is liable to a fine of $300, or im
prisonment at hard labor for one year.
Mr. Oberly, chairman of the democrat
ic state committee, is mentioned as a suit
able man to make public printer. Mr. Ober
ly would probably fill the offico honorably
and well. He is also being boomed for
several other offices, among tbem United
States senator. In the interest of peace,
however, Mr. Oberly should settle on one
or the other of these places, so that when
we get our booming machine in good
working order, we shall know just where
to give him a lift. We are honest in the
opinion that he should have some good, fat
offico. Belleville News-Democrat.
Gov. John M. Hamilton and party ar
rived hero yesterday morning from New
Orleans, whore they had been attending
tho opening of the exposition. After din
ing at Tho Halliday, they proceeded home
ward via the Ceutral in the afternoon. The
party with tho governor wero as follows:
Gen. J. W. Vanco, John R. Tanner, Spring
fluid; Cd.L. T. Dickason, Danville; J. A.
Shalcr, Chicago; H. II. Evans, Aurora; W.
8. Brackctr, Pooria; V. Warner, Col. Lewis
Hutt, Col. W. L. Diston, J. L. Hudson, Col.
Noblo Wiggins, Clinton; Capt. Durham,
U. S. A.
Mrs. Mary Connors arrived in this city
Wednesday night from Cairo on the Louis
ville and Nashvillo train, and reported to
tho police slio had been robbed somewhere
between Cairo aud Ashley, Sho left Cairo
Tuesday morning, having $18 tied in bor
handkerchief, which sho put in her apron
pocket. For fear It would got lost, she
sewod the pocket up, but after changing
cars at Ashley she made the discovery her
pocket had been ripped open and the mon
ey stolen. Tho conductor left her at Nash
ville, from which placo she was furnished a
pass to Bulluvllts by tho county authorities.
Captain Kayslng took her over to Baum
gart'i hotel, whore she was furnished
quarters for tho night. Bellovllle News
ALMOST A CASE OF DEATH
An Unknown Man Becomes
Frantic With Grief,
All on Account of a Supposed Swindle.
He Has a Fainting 8pll at the Cor
ner of bixth Street and Commercial
Yesterday, at about 3 o'clock p. m., our
reporter was attracted by a large crowd of
people gathered at the corner of Sixth and
Commercial avenue, who seemed to be in
a state ot great excitement. On arriving at
tbe scene, he beheld the prostrate .body of
a well dressed man lying on the sidewalk.
Had it been in the warm summer monthsi
he should have claimed it a case of suu
str ike, but yesterday being a very cold day,
be was aware that such cculd not be tbe
case. On first impression, be thought the
man was a corpse, but after investigation it
proved to be nothing but a fainting spell.
Perchance, a well known physician of this
city, happened to pass, and seeing the con
dition of the man immediately cared for
him. After a good deal of exertion, ho
was finally revived sufficient to stand erect.
As soon as he became conscious of what
had happened, be made a dash for a large
bundle which he had dropped on the side
walk, clutching it with both hands, and, in
a pitiful tone, cried, l-I have been swindled,
I have been swindled." When parties
questioned him as to what had happened
he refused to say a word, until an officer
thinking probably he had been robbed
threatened to arrest him unless he divulged
the truth. This had tbe desired effect, and
be gavo the following fncts :
The gentleman claims his name is John
Henry Catchum, and ho resides at Padu
cab. He visits Cairo very frequently to
purchase goods. He has always been in
the habit of entering first clusi establish
ments. He Bays be wanted to buy a suit of
clothes, and entered a clothing store up
town, where they claimed positively to have
ONE PRICE ONLY. He selected a suit,
and they asked him $32.50 for it. He of
fered them $17.00 and they took it. He
thought he had a big bargain. On his
way homo he passed a store whero they ad
vertise a great baokrupt clothing sale. Out
of curiosity he thought he would step with
in and examine their stock. The gentle
men treated him with courtesy, and showed
him a full line of lovely suits, amongst
tLem a suit exactly as be bad purchased.
He asked the price and they told bim $13.
This so overcame his feelings that he rush
ed from the store, and at the corner of
Sixth street fell in a faint.
Buy your clothing at A. & J. Levy's Great
Bankrupt Sale, at Sam Burger's old stand,
and run no risk of being swindled.
The Guiding Star left Cincinnati last
night for New Orleans.
The Jas. W. Gaff from Memphis will paBS
up to-night for Cincinnati.
Yesterday was a gloomy, slippery, driz-
ily day, but favorable to navigation.
The Dakota from the Tennesseo river
will try and make St. Louis this morning.
The City of St. Louis will arrive here
early this morning, and will turn back
Wednesday for New Orleans.
We have lost all trace of tho R. R.
Springer. She left New Orleans a week
ago yesterday, and is considerably overdue.
The City of Cairo from Yicksburg will
report here this morning, and retire until
the ice question in tbe Mississippi is set
tled. The Chas. Morgan for St. Louis on ac
count of ice is laid up at Bushburg. Her
sixty-five passengers went on to St. Louis
via the Iron Mountain.
The elegant steamer Golden Crown from
Cincinnati will arrive here this evening for
New Orleans. This is an excellent oppor
tunity to visit tbe exposition; $30 for round
trip including meals nnd room in port.
Will S. Iliys has the following to say in
tho Courier-Journal: "Capt. Ed Halliday
aud Dr. Chesterfield Bradley looked out of
tho window on the wharf-boat at Cairo
Wednesday, and saw about a dozen 'coons'
standing at tbe tep of the levee eating
whisky in lumps and 'hunks,' liko they
would rock candy. They rushed out, and
while they were running up the cold wave
signal on top of the wharf-boat, Walt Mc-
Eee went on board, spit in the stove, put
the fire out, and came near freezing every
body to death on board. It was p. d. c."
This is tho last time we shall have an
opportunity to call attuntion to "Muldoon's
Picnic," which will be held at the opera
house to-morrow night. Many of our citi
zens have witnessed it and unite in the as
sertion that it Is simply irresistible. The
auditors are always on a broad laugh or at
the verge of suffocation from laughter, and
not a person has yet been known to desert
the audience until the curtain falls on the
last act. Tbe educated donkoy assists ma
terially In the general fun which prevails.
This company is tho original one, and
the play will be produced bare practically
as it was in New York and other eastern
Demosthenes, the Grecian orator, cured
his stammering by having his mouth full
of pebbles, and many are the modern ora
tors who havd cured their hoarseness by an
occasional dose of Dr. Bulla Cough Syrup.
Sejcatob Sbibmajt shows that he is in
accord with tbe popular belief by Intimat
ing that Grover Cleveland will make a
president of whom the whole country will
Wb have millions of fertile acres, lying
idle for the lack of men to work them. We
have forests untouched, mines undeveloped
and water-powers running wanton for the
lack of capital. We have a climate that
would Le an every-day blessing lor those
who now brave tho terrible winters of the
northwest, and legitimate opportunities for
investment that would give a competency
to those who are now eking out an income
on the low Interest and narrow margins al
lowed for money in the east. Atlanta
A traveling man, says the Srjrinffflald
Monitor, remarked Thursdsy that Peoria
is the town of all towns for pleasant hotels,
some of which are very roomy, well day-
lighted, and plenty of fresh air. A cool.
sweeping breeze pervades the rooms from
every direction, and the bedj are made of
such substantial material as never to wear..
out without regard to the comfort of the
guest. On tbe register can be seen almost
every day such names as Typhoid, B. Cold,
Lung Fever, Con Sumption, Pleuro Pneumo
nia and Miss Scarlet Fever.
An important event in diurnal chro
nology will take place in England on New
Year's day. The directors of the Royal ob
servatory at Greenwich announce that on
Januiry 1 they will change the plan of
reckoning hours, making the days to begin
at midnight and the hours to run up to
twenty-four, instead of placing twelve
hours on each side of tbe meridian, as at
present. One o'clock p. m. will be thirteen
o'clock, six o'clock p. m. will be eighteen
o'clock, eleven o'clock at night will be
twenty-three o'clock, and so on. The
English government will adopt the system
in all departments, including tbe telegraph
and postoffice, and tho railroads will of
course follow suit. The general public un
der these conditions will be compelled to
conform. There is evidently a boom abroad
for watch and clockmakers. It seems to
have been finally concluded that there is
no logic or utility in dividing tho twenty
four hours of the day into two equal divis
ions and that it is about time to dispense
with tbe unnecessary formula of "a. m."
and "p. m." in connection with horal sta
It has been stated that in the case of a
tie vote on joint ballot in the legislature of
this state on the election of the United
States senator, at the coming session,
whereby there is a failure to elect a senator,
Gov. Oglesby will, about March 4th next,
adjourn or prorogue the legislature in the
manner as was done by Gov. Yates in 1863,
upon which be will proceed and make a
temporary appointment of senator to fill
the place made vacant by tbe expiration
oi the term of office of Senator Logan. Un
der the constitution of 1848 there wai
nothing to prevent Gov. Yates from ad
journing the legislature in manner as he
did, without reference to the desires of that
body itself, but our present constitution
makes a provision on that subject, whereby
Gov. Oglesby would scarcely get an op
portunity to act in tbe matter of an ad
journment to accomplish tbe end suggested.
The constitution on this subject, Article V.
Sec. 9, provides that: "In case of a die-
agreement between the two houses with re
spect to the time of adjournment, the gov
ernor may, on the same being certified to
bim, ry the house first moving an adjourn
ment, adjourn tbe general assembly to such
timo as bo thinks proper, not beyond the
first day of the next regular session."
Tii a Metropolis Democrat has the fol
lowing to say regarding the alleged insur
ance swindle, mention of which has already
been made in The Bulletin: "We are
growing extremely tired of these continued
scandals pertaining to pension frauds, in
surance frauds, bribed juries and purchased
officers of the law. An end has cot to be
made ot these matters. If the accused par
ties are guiltless in this Bloomington Mutu
al and Northwestern insurance matter, they
owe it to themselves and to the good name
of the towa to demand and to obtain a com
plete vindication. If Mr. Maxwell and the
Bloomington Mutual Insurance company
havo just cause to accuse any one of our
people, let him or it, specify who the
wrong-doers aro. Our people are not a lot
of highwaymen. We are not a community
of swindlers. Let tbe line bo drawn and let
the axe fall on the guilty, if there be guilty
parties, and let the innocent stand vindi
cated. If the Bloomington Mutual Insur
ance company is a fraud, we stand ready to
expose it. If innocent membere of this
mutual society are being robbed through
it, the Bloomington Mutual should protect
Its patrons and through them all other in
surance societies, by visiting condign
punishment on the swindlers. For ten
years past we have been . paying out a
considorablo sum of money every year to
protect those dependent on us from the
cold charities of a pitiless world. If a nest
of cultures, through perjury, through for
gery, through false representations and
downright swindling are being permitted
or assisted by a thieving insurance compa-
ny, or oy anyooay eisn, w roo mousanasoi
poor men from year to year of bard earn
ings sorely needed for other purposes; and
when paid out going only to swell tba
iraina of a lot of worse than hli?hwavmn
without the slightest prospect of it ever ft
turninff to benefit them or their denanrianta '
they and the world ought to know It." ,