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THE DAILY BULLETIN
Office; Bulletin Bnlldlug, Washington Avenue
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UN018, AS 8KOOND-CIA6B MATTKB.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notirm in thl column, eight cenU por lino for
Brut and live cent yvr lum ecb mibiiiMiuent lnor
tkiu. For oua wuuk, 30conU per line. 1'or one
, month, GO couta per lino.
Oysters aud Fish.
I am daily receiving fresh Mobile oysters
in bulk, for sale, by the dozen or hundred.
Especial attention ia called to my daily re
ceipts of fresh lied Snapper and other gulf
and game, fish. Depot, Ohio levee, corner
Eighth street. Jacob KleE.
A. Booth's Extra Selects
at A. T. DeBaun's, 50 Ohio levee.
Receipt books, Cairo date line, perfora
ted stub, suited to any business, manufac
tured and for sale at the Cairo Bulletin
at DeBaun's, 50 Ohio levee.
Uso.Tke Cairo Bulletin perforated
scratch -book, made 'of calendered jute
manilla, equally good for ink or pencil. For
sale, in three sizes, at the office. No. 2 and
8. five and ten cents each by tho singlo one,
by the dozen or by the hundred, no varia
tion in prices.
Extra Select Oysters
. at A. T. DeBaun's, 56 Ohio levee,
, Food that is Poisoned
by unclean teeth breeds dyspepsia. Such
at least, is the declared opinion of medical
men. Remedy tho evil with purifying,
aromatic Sozodont, which clears away cor
rosive particles which lodge in the teeth
and produce an acid ferment, that in time
destroyes their enamel and ruins them. It
prevents tho unspeakable annoyance caused
by defective teeth, if it is used while they
can yet be saved from tho destructive ef
fects of tartar and other impurities.
A. Booth's Extra Selects
at A. T. DeBaun's, 50 Ohio levee.
To all who are suffering from the errors
and indiscretions of youth, nervous weak
ness, early decay, loss of manhood, &c, I
will send a recipe that will euro you, free
of charge. This great remedy was discov
ered by a missionary in South America.
Send a self nildressed envelope to tho Rev.
Joseph T. Inman, Station D, New York
A. Booth's Extra Selects
at A. T. DeBaun's, 50 Ohio levee.
FOU WEAK LUNU8 AND CONSUMPTION.
No preparation ever introduced to tho
American public, for the relief and euro of
CougliB, (olds, Sore Throat, Debilitated
Constitutions, Weakness of the Lungs or
Consumption in the incipient or advanced
stages of the disease, has ever met with the
indorsements of phy-ieiuns or patients as
ithocelebrated "Tolu, Ruck and Rye." Tho
repeated and continued sales of the article
everywhere ure the best evidence of its real
merits. Letters uiul testimonies from every
quarter of tho country, attesting the stim
ulating, tunic and healing effects, ore in
possession of the proprietors, and can' bo
adduced to convince the most skeptical
reader ot its intriuwic virtues. Further
commendation is unnecessary and super
fluous, as a trial of this article, having a
pleusant taste aud agreeable flavor, will
satisfy all those who are alllicted or pining
away with pulmonary weakness of the re
lief to be secured by tho use of'Tolu, Rock
an! Rye. Chicago Times.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In thrM commnn, t cenU per Hue,
etch Insertion. Murkori
A grand time at tho K. M. K. C. hall
Friday, January 27th. 3t.
A large solid iron fly-wheel, ten feet in
diameter, was transported into tho corn
meal mill of Mr. W. R. Ilalliday.
Rev. W. H. Whitackcr is still in a
precarious condition and those attending
him entertain no hope of bis recovery.
Thero were, during the past week, 137
deaths in rU. Louis, 05 being males and 72
females. Of tho whole, 117 were wlJite! 20
colored and 00 single.
Tho directors of tho Opera House com
pany met in tho Opera House directory yes
terday afternoon, but what was done, or if
anything of importance to tho public was
doue, could not bo learned.
Some time during ntxt month Mr
Frank Sehanfrau, a noted New York actor,
will be hera with his troupo aud present
upon the stage at the Opera House his
most popular play untitled, ' Kit, the Arknn-
saw traveler," The dato of his appearance
has not yot been settled upon.
According to the record of high water
kept at the signal service ofllco, the Ohio
river was highest at this point in the your
1874. Sergeant W. II. Rny was of tho
opinion yesterday that the river would
reach about tho same height here to-day and
that it will then recede.
Messrs. Noien, Halley & Tommy, tho
scene painters, are still engaged on tho
stage of tho Opera House and r.ro likely
to be for s number of days to come. They
srj now engaged in painting another drop
curtain, which wilt doubtless, when finish
THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: "TUESDAY 'MORNING, JANUARY
cd, vie with the front curtain in artistic
Those holding invitations to the K"
M. K. C. dance should not fail to attend.
Mr. J. S. Shearer, special agont for
Hartley & Co., publishers, of Philadelphia,
is in the city, and will remain several weeks
canvassing for their latest work and ap
Argus: "The 'Voice of Monroe,'
published at Columbia, 111., says the Cairo
Argus-Journal talks very sensibly of the
small-pox scaro." IIow far some people
will travel to find sympathy when they are
conscious of having voiced a foolish idea
is evident from the abovo
Governor Cullom has pardoned Mary
Dyson, who was convicted of receiving
stolen goods, at tho May term, 1880, of the
Sangamon circuit court, and sentenced to
tho ponitentiary for two years. Tho pardon
was issued for tho reason thatsho is hope
lessly ill of consumption.
A fair attendance was presented at tho
musical '.convention at the Fresbyterian
church last night to take part in tho musi
cal exercises under instructions by Prof.
Shorwin. Tbo nights during this week
will be devoted almost exclusively to class
drill and promise to bo of oven greater val
ue to those who attend than were tho les
sons of last week.
Circuit court convened yesterday
morning and held a short session during
which some motions were 'argued and tho
Cunningham Mandamus case received some
attention, but not enough to dispose of it
entirely. The court adjourned about noon,
having been in session almost a month and
a half. It will convene again in about
threo weeks from now.
The Ohio river continues to rise slowly.
Yesterday afternoon at 1 :11 o'clock it stood
at forty-six feet five inches, being a rise of
five inches during tho previous twenty-four
hours. During the same period of time it
rose one foot four inches at Cincinnati and
fell nine inches at Nashville. The Missis
sippi continues to fall at St. Louis. The
weather generally is clear and fair with no
immediate proEpects'of snow or rain.
In accordance with a resolution
adopted at the Irish national convention,
held in Chicago, the executive committee
of tho Irish national congresB request that
the 22d day of February next be appropri
ately celebrated by the Irish people in the
United States, both as the anniversary of
the birth of Washington and as tho cen
tenary of the demand successfully made by
Henry Gratten for the independence of
tho national parliament of Ireland, then
sitting in parliament house, Dublin.
-A small leak near the Twentieth street,
Ohio levee sewer, was the subject of con
siderable discussion among citizens yester
day. There is no good reason, however,
why it should have attracted so much at-,
tention, as it is not likely to prove of any
consequence. It is an old leak, resulting
probably from a water pipe which at one
time supplied a steam boiler in some old
saw mill with water from the river. Chief
Myers, Mayor Thistlewood and others were
up yeBterday and examined tho place and
)und that thero ia positively no ground
InjMagistrate Comings' court yesterday
E. C. Dinningliam, who had been ar
rested by Chief Myers and Officer Mahan-
ny for being drunk and disorderly, was
fined six dollars and costs. Washington
Montgomery was drunk, and had been found
so by Officers Olmsted and Hogan, was
arrested, and was fined one dollar and costs.
Wm. Ingram was also arrested by the
same officers and fined tho same amount.
And James Young was guilty of being a
vagrant, was arrested by Office Tyler, fined
forty dollars and costs, and given a stay on
condition that he leave the city.
Threo of the small-pox patients at tho
pest-house are in a fair way to completely
recover. Oneofthom, the man Jackson,
who was tho last patient taken there, is in
a somewhat precarious condition, but may,
aftor all, survive. Tho Paducah man,
Black, was to have been discharged yester
day evening, but if he was not then, will
certaiuly bo to-day. It is expected, also,
that another will be discharged to-morrow,
aud still another the day after. This would
leave only Jackson. Thero aro no further
signs of the disease in tho hospital and
thero have as yot boon no signs of tho dis
ease among tho 'citizens nnywhere in tho
The foreclosure sale of tho fixtures of
tho European restaurant, on Ohio levee", bo-
longing to Messrs. Avinger & Tharp, of
whoso failurb in business mention was
mado in these columns somo timo ago, took
place yesterday forenoon. Tho sale was
well attended and resulted in the purchase
of tho articles for 1,200 by Mr. Louis
Herbert, who will continuo tho business
There is still a quantity of goods, liquors,
etc., Jo the value of about ono thousand
dollars, undor attachment. This will prob
ably be taken to the courts for settlement,
as it Is understood that Messrs. Avingor &
Tharp claim what is due them under tho
exemption law, which would have to, come
out of tho stock under' attachment. Tho
liabilities of the firm were about three thou
Under tho heading of "Who lost tho
articles," the Paducah News of Saturday
ays; There was sold in this place yester
day, by a colored roan, a largo lot of only
partly smoked bacon. The fellow came
here in a skiff, which he tied to tho rivor
bank and entirely deserted. The man had
some fSO besides that received for the
moat. ' He moved about the place euspi
ciously, and it is evident from his actions
and the deserted BkifF, and tho additional
fact that he took tho first opportunity to
leave the place, that he was. a robber and
had, very likely, stolen the moat, the skiff
and the money he had with him. The
question is, who lost the articlosl Any in
formation sent quickly to the polico of
this place may causo the negro's arrest.
Of a book recenly published by MesBrs.
I.K. Funk & Co., New York, entitled
"Cyclopiedia of Practical Quotations, Eng
lish and Latin," tho Daily Journal of Com
merce, of New York, says: "The work
has been complied by Mr. J.K. Hoyt, who
was for many years managing editor of
that excellent uewspaper, the Newark
Daily Advertiser, and Miss Anna L. Ward,
said to be a lady of taste and culture.
Such a compilation cannot fail to bo highly
useful. Those who, like ourselves, have
spent weary days in bunting for familiar
quotations, will heartily appreciate the
work, calculated, as it is, to abbreviate such
wearisome labors; while those who wiBh a
pleasant companion for a leisure hour will
find ample cntertaiment in its crowded
pages. It has a very copious index, on
which a vast amount of work has been ex
pended to render the contents of tho book
available at once to the busy student. It ia
a whole library in itself, and those whose
means will not allow them to accumulate
many books, or who have not timo to con
sult them in detail, will find this con
densed summary of so many notable things
worthy of record, a most valuable treasure."
Recently the Illiuois supremo court
declared tho act creating tho Cook county
probate court unconstitutional, and the re
sult is very disastrous to real estate owners
in the county and others who have had
dealings with tho court. The serious part
of the decision lies in tho abolition of the
probate court. That tribunal began oper
ations in December of 1877, and since has
transacted all matters relating to wills
which formerly used to be passed on by
the county court. , Property interests ag
gregating over $9,000,000 havo been adjudi
catedjby it. Now this decision comes in
and declares that no wills were ever pro
bated by the court; no administrators were
ever appointed by it, no sales mado by ad
ministrators purporting to bo appointed by
t were valid, no title could be .acquired
under any will purporting to be probated
there a cloud is thrown upon every inch
of real estate which has been within the
jurisdiction of tho probate court since it
preseuded to have an existence. Tho fact
that a judge, his clerk, somo bailiffs, and
some writers are legislated out of exist
ence, and are technically, perhaps, obliged
to pay back the money which they have
received during tho last four years, is a
matter of very little consequence in com
parison with tho horrible disturbance and
unspeakable botheration which this finding
of tho supreme court will causo to tens of
thousands of property-owners.
Very largo audiences greeted Mr.
Sherwin at tho Methodist and Presbyter
ian churches last Sunday morning, after
noon and night. The morning was devoted
in tho Methodist church to an interesting
bible reading during which the Professor
had the closo attention of the congregation.
In the afternoon the church was crowded
with children and young people, also a
number of older ones, to listen to an addresB
from tho Professor which was full of matter
appropriate to the occasion und interesting
to all aliko. His lecture on "tho biblo,
aud how to interest people in it," delivered
at the Presbyterian church at night drew an
unusually largo audience to that church.
A larger audienco in fact, than the seats
would accommodate, and chairs were
brought out to meet the want of seats. A
number ofjpeople who Sought to gain ad
mittance had to turn, bock bucauso of a
lack of room. Those who had been for
tunate enough to gain admittance were not
disappointed for tho professor's lecture
waB up to tho expectation of all. Tho
professor has a resonant voice, pleasant Jo
tho oar and powerful enough to bo heard
in all parts of the largo room. Hit articu
lation is clear Mid cadences nearly perfect.
The matter of his lecture was novel and
worthy of remembrance and practical use
by all biblo teachers. Ho spoke of tho
tendency of readers and teachers of biblo
lessons to negloct the primary points of
interest in the bible, such as tho number
of books contained in the old and now
testaments; tho number of authors, the
timo during which tho books were writton,
the names .of tho several books, eto. He
asked U in the audience who kuew how
many books composed the old testament
to raise their hands; but not a
hand wus raised which forces one
to tho conclusion that tho Profesor wa9
addressiug a very bashful audience He
then proceeded to givo a very simple
method of learning and remembering al
ways how many, books were contained in
the two testaments. Ho wrote 3 x 087
upon the black-board and ho asked tho
audience to read it off aloud several times,
which was dono. "Now" ho
said, "erace all but the figures Bnd
you havo 80. 27," tho former or 80, repre
senting tho number of books in tho old tes
tament and tho lattsr, 27, tho number iu
tho new. This once learned, he said, would
enablo ono to remembor how many books
were contained in each testament as long as
one remembered that three times nine are
twenty-seven, and tho truth of thia asser
tion is evidont. There were soveral other
little lessons of equal interest which would
make interesting reading, but for which no
space can now be spared.
"lives of groat men always remind us
that we aro all subject to dio' " says an ex
change, but never couah yourself away as
long as you can raise 25 cents for a bottle
of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup,
Whitcamp-Tuttlo. Sunday evening at
the parsonage of the Presbyterian church,
by Rev. B. Y. George, ' Miss Julia Whit-
camp and and Mr. James Tuttle, both of
Miss Whitcamp is tho daughter
of Mr. Henry Whitcamp, one of
Cairo's old and worthy up town citizens.
Both young people are highly respected and
popular in tho society in which they move,
and havo many friends, who together with
The Bulletin, will wish them many years
of happiness. The wedding was a private
ono. Tho young couple will reside in this
Judge R. S. Yocum convened county
court in the court house yesterday morning
and it was in session nearly all day ; but
no cases were put upon trial. Yet consid
erable business of a probate character was
done, and several motions were arguod.
Among tho latter waa one by Mr. D. T.
Linegar, attorney for Mr. Samuol Stewart,
to quash tho information in that gentle
man's case; but tho motion was overruled
by '.he court. Mr. Stewart iB to bo tried
under tho state law for kegping a gaming
The cases of Mepsrs. Richard Fitzgerald,
John Koehler and Louis C. Herbert, as
also that of Daniel Stewart wero set for
trial on Monday morning next week.
Court will couvuue again thia morning.
A DASTARDLY DEED.
On Saturday night the trestle over the
slough on the Wabash, St. Louis and Pa
cific railroad, between Cairo and Mound
City, was discovered to bo down, rendering
the running of trains into the city by that
routo impossible. Investigation showed
that some person or persons had floated an
old, empty barge lengthwise against tho
trestle and there scuttled it so that it sunk.
Owing to the greater height of the Ohio
river than the Mississippi, the water from
the former rushes in a very strong current
through the slough .toward the latter,
which pressed tho sunken barge with such
force against the trestle works that the
latter wero shoved out of line about ten
fuet and then gave way entirely. Several
sections of the total length of about seven
ty feet, are down and can not at present -be
replaced becauso of the high and rushing
water. As a consequence all trains havo of
courso stopped coming into tho city, but
aro halted just abovo the break, where
passengers aro met by the ferryboat Three
States and brought down into the city.
Thero is no clue to the parties who are
guilty of the infamous act.
Vanderbilt University, Tenu.
As a disinfectant and detergent, Prof.
Darbys Prophylactic Fluid is superior to
any preparation with which I am acquain
ted. II. T. Litton, Prof. Chemistry.
Darbys Prophyluc'"- Fluid purifleB a foul
atmosphere, destroying the infectious germs,
gives relief and comfort to tho sick and pro
tection from contagion to thoso nursing.
In nil cases of small-pox, scarlet fever,
diptheria, typhoid, yellow and relapsing
fevers its use will stop tho spread of infec
tion. THE ILLINOIS BOARD OF HEALTH.
On the 20th instant tho Illinois state
board of health adjourned its annual meet
ing to March 2nd, at Chicago. Before ad
journing the following resolutions were
Resolved, That tho Illinois state board of
health warmly approves tho proposition of
the Hon. D. O. Smith, M. D., to provide un
der national authority a supply of vaccine
virus, thathoiug,in the judgemont of th is
board, the most efficient means of securing
to tho peoplo safety in vaccination, and that
tho secretary be instructed to transmit a
copy of this resolution to tho author of
house bill No. 2331, "for tho distribution of
of pure vaccine virus to tho pooplo," with
an expression of tho earnest hope of tho
board that said bill may speedily become
Whereas, Quarantine measures for tho pre
ven tion of the introduction of epidemic con-
tagious, or Infectious diseases from foreign
countries into tho United States aro matter
of national concern, affecting not only the
sea-board and Gulf states, where necessarily
such measures must be enforced, but also
and equally those of tho interior as evi
denced most recently by tho wide diffusion
of importod small pox; therefore, bo it.
Resolved, That, In tho judgement of tL is
board, such quarantine measures should be
under the direction of tho Natoional Govern
ment, tho necessary rules and regulations
formulated by a National organization, and
their execution intrusted to National offi
cers. Resolved, That tho Senators and Repre
sentatives bo and they hereby are rospuct
fully and earnestly request to uso their in
fluence towards securing tho necessary legis
lation to this end. t
Dthpjcpbia, liver complaint, and kindred
aflections. For treaties giving successful
self treatment address World's dispensary
Medical Association, Buffalo, N. Y.
WHAT THE JETTIES nAYE DONE.
St. Loula Republican.
It is a common practice with certain
newspapers at Cincinnati and Chicago to
misrepresent and attempt to deride tho
jetty constructions at the mouth of the Mis
sissippi river as a work which, costing $5,
000,000, has not yielded any result to show
for the money. Let us see if there be any
shadow of truth in this.
Since the jetties were made, the export of
grain and other western produce through
the mouth of the river has materially in
creased, and larger vessels now come to
New Orleans than could come before. This
is the direct effect of tho improvements.
But it is trifling compared with tho in
direct effect in lowering the carrying rates
by rail on western produce. The jetties,
by inviting grain to pass through them,
cheapened tho river rate, augmented the
power of the river as a freight regulator,
and compelled the railroads running eaRt
and west to compete with it by lowering
their rates to tho river standard. Three
results have followed : First, western pro
duce which went by rail to the Atlantic for
export before the jetties, Btill goes that way,
but at greatly reduced carrying rates; sec
ond, a large bulk of western produce from
Kansas, Nebraska and western Iowa goes
to tho Atlantic now, which did not go bo
fore because it could not afford to pay the
cost of transportation; third, tho settlement
of the remote western states aud territories
Kansas, Nebraska aud Dakota- has been
largely stimulated by a cheapening of
freights, which makes grain-growing and
hog-packing almost as profitable in them
as in Illinois and Wisconsin. Before tho
jetties were constructed it cost thirty
to thirty-five cents a bushel to
carry grain from the Mississippi
to the Atlantic; now it costs only half those
rates a saving of 15 cents a bushel, which
on 200,000,000 bushels of western grun, is
13,000,000 enough to pay for tho jetties
six times over; and this is for one year, on
grain alone. Let the reductiou of rates b
extended to all western produce that goes
east by rail and south by river, for export
for a series of ten years and we get somo
idea of the value of the jetties at tho distant
mouth of the Mississippi to Chicago and
Cincinnati, as well as St. Louis and New
Orleans to the farmers of Nebraska and
Dakota, as well as to the planters of Missis
sippi and Louisiana.
It may be replied that it is too much to
claim for tho jetties that they havo brought
about the whole reduction in rail rates that
we have seen in tho last four or five years.
But there are many reasons 'for believing
that they have been a very important factor
in that reduction. If the jetties were re
moved to-morrow, and the bar replaced at
the mouth of the river, we should probably
see the rail rates pn grain advanced 5 to 10
cents a bushel, every cent of which, calcu
lated on tho grain crop of tho west, would
come out of tho pockets of tho western
farmers. The reference to the growing
influence of the Mississippi route of transit
in the message of tho governor of New
York; tho manifest uneasiness it causes in
tho boards of trade of eastern cities; and tho
known effect it has had and is having upon
railroad companies prove lhat the jetties
havo had much to do with the marked, de
cline in carrying rates of the last few years.
The jetties when paid for, will have cost
$5,200,000. Tho west could not afford to
do without them for f 50,000,000.
As Thousands DnTintify,
So linen Tlinmiw ILiiIhtU. WIxiIiki1i ('
Philadelphia, who Suva: Burnett's f!nr.o
aino allays all irritation of the scalp, and
will most effectually remove dandruff and
prevent tho hair from falling out."
Burnett,s Flavorigu Extracts. The su
periority of those extracts consists in their
perfect purity and great strength. They
are warranted free from the poisonnusoils
and acids which inter into the composition
of many factitious fruit flavors.
RELIEF FOR THE PEOPLE.
Within tho last few weeks a great agita
tion has been going on in several counties of
southern Illinois with a view to affording
somo relief from a public source to the
poor farming population of tho counties,
who havo Buffered such great losses by
reason of tho failuro of their crops. Mass
meetings havo been held in Benton, Frank
lin county, and in Cartni, White county, at
which the questions arising out of thiB
omergency havo been discussed at great
length by able debators, well posted in law,
and various plans wero suggested. At one
of theso meetings held in Ronton about a
week ago, Hon.F. M. Youngblood offered
tho following resolutions which woro
Resolved, That tho chair appoint a com
mittee of five tei present to tho county board
ef commissioners of this county au applica
tion in behalf of tho poor of the county, and
asking said board to adopt means for tho
immediate relief tor that class of our citi
zens who, by reason of n failuro of crops,
are unablo to provido themselves with tho
necessaries of life.
Resolved, That tho chairman of this
meeting request the county commissioners
to moot on Saturday next, at ono o'clock,
to take action on this matter, and that
thero be a mnss meeting of the citizens of
this county called to meet in tho court
house at the samo timo, on tho sanio day,
to take action upon tho samo matter.
Tho following rcsoultion, offered by W.
W. HotchkiHS, was also adopted :
Resolved, That tho chair appoint a com
mittoo of flvo to confer with citizens of
other counties of southern Illinois, asking
them toco-operate with this county in ask
ing tho governor of Illinois to include the
question of rolicf for southern Illinois in
his call for a special session of the legis
lature if such call be made. ' .
fJlIE CITY NATIONAL BANK.
Of Cutro. Illinois.
71 OHIO LBVEK.
A General Banking business
TIIOS. W. IIALL1DAY,
JNTKHPItlSE SAVING BANK.
Of Cairo, 111.
EXCLUSIVELY A SAVINGS BANK.
TIIOS. W. IIAI.IUr) AY,
PROPRIETOR OF HPROAT'S PATENT :!
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.1
ICE BY TOE CAR LOAD OR TON.WELI
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Iwoadt? a Special t v.
OFFI U K :
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
MILL AND rOHMlKSIUK.
Egyptian Flouring Mills
Highest Cash Prir PfJd for Whf M.
The speakers took the ground that the
county board had power to relieve the dis
tress of tho people, and that they might
draw upon tho fund raised by the 50 per .;ent
levy to payoff tho court houc bonds for
that purpose, reimbursing the fund by
future appropriations. In order to s how
that the county board Iiub authority to
provide for emergencies, tho Beaton S: iud
ard publishes a decision rendered by J .idge
D. J. Buker, in tho case of Rendlema j vs.
the County of Jackson.
Tho committee of five appointed in ac
cordance with the resolutions, set furth the
deplorable condition of things in Franklin
county in the following forcible manner:
"Your committee, in view of tho absolute
necessity of immediate action on the part of
those who are iu a state of want and desti
tution ; would beg leave to report that wo
find from inquiring, that thero are reports
of great distress in our midst arising from
the lack of tho necessaries of life; and
that such distress is not confined to any sec
tion or locality, but prevails over the entire
county to Buch an alarming extent that pri
vate donations are entirely inadequate to
meet the wants and necessities of the peo
pie. In tho opinion of your committee tho
duty is imperative upon our county author
ities ta take some action that will bo gen
eral in its character and wilt afford the re-,
lief that is necessary owing to the wide'
spread disaster occasioned by tho failure of
crops last season."
The committe reports also that the county
treasury is empty; and concludes by sug
gesting as a way out of the difficulty that
"tho county commissioners effect a loan,
say ten thousand dollars, to bo secured by
the'eounty issuing interest bearing county
orders for that amount, which wo think, in
view of the present direful emergency they
can lawfully do."
It appears from all this that tho peoplo
of some of our sister counties are in a very
bad state so far as food, raiment and tho
ordinary comforts of life are concorned ; but
it is to be hoped that thoir efforts to gain
relief will prove successful. Alexander,
has also suffered considerably becauso of
the failure of crops, which were,
on an average, not much if
any moro than half their former
growth. But Alexander county farmers are
not in want. We havo heard of no cases of
suffering among tho tillers of the soil and
it is not likely that wo will. Alexander
county's farmers havo been industrious and
frugal, hence they can bear the conso
quenecs of a total nullification of a season's
labor without calling upon the general pub
lioforaid. Bonanza! Bonanza 11
To buyers of Ladies, Missos and Chil-
drcu's shoes; I have decided to closo out
tho abovo lino of goods at cost, and
loss, and carry s. largo stock of Men's, Boy's
and Youth's only. Bo call and get your,
own nrices. They must bo sold to make
room for spring" goods in Men's Boy's and
youth's Hue ooots and shoos II. Block, u,
Eighth street, between Commercial and