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CAIRO DAILY BULLETIN, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1873
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THE DOLLAR WEEKLY BULLETIN
John IL Oberty hai reduced the aubscrlp
on price of the Wkekly Cairo Bulletin
o One Dollar per annum, making It the
cheapest paper published In Southern Illlnoli
A bill to licence beggsrs will ahortljr
come before the Illlnoli senate.
The Eailofn quoitlun growl lu Intcreit,
and too tpeck of war botween Ruttla and
England grow bigeor.
Mr. Claooatt, delegate in congreii
from Utab, who will retlro at the end of
thl teuton, it It belloved wilt bo appointed
governor of tho torritory. Ho it tald to
be especially obnoxious to tho Saints.
""Ex-Oov. Jobl A. Mattksok died
attho retldcnco of son-in-luw, Hon. R. O.
Goodell, In Springfield on Fridaynt noon.
Gov. Matteion occupied the guberna
torial chair of Illinois from 1853 to 1837.
H ok. NKimtuu Bosiissli., Repub
lican In tho general assembly of Illinoit
from Adamt county, died at hit house In
Quincy on Friday afternoon. Tho de
cease! wat an able lawyer and a good man
Hit dlteate wat virulent cryiipclai, and
bo was ill lets than a viaek.
While tho mercury hat been down,
varying from zero to forty degrcet bolow,
Now York hat been making extensive
preparation for keeping cool next turn-
mcr when the mercury will bo among the
nlnctict. One million five hundred tons
of Ice, In tho best condition, aro ttoiod in
tho ico-houiei on tho banks of tho Hud
Now that congrois is about te take up
th nrmy appropriation bill, wo would
respectfully call the attention of tho Illi
nois delegation to tomo facts relating to
tho weather bureau, now ono of tbe meit
valuable branches of tbo public service.
Tho provision hitherto made has been in
adequate to its support and necessary ex
tension. Petition after petition has been
sent to tho chief signal officer asking hi in
to extend its working to particular locali
ties whero it would be of great service to
public interctts, and tho reply, though
courteous, has been that the appro
priations from congress aro too
limited to justify such extensions. "When
the weather bureau was first established it
was regardod in tho main as an export
raont. Now that it has proven a tuccut,
it has grown to bo a public necessity, and
we ask our congressmen in tbe name of
tho people to establish it on n permanent
bails, and givo to thoso connected with it
such substantial encouragement as will
show them their work is appreciated. In
a vory ablo editorial on tho inadequate
pay and allowances of the signal officers,
the Washington 'National Republican'
concludes its arliclo as follows :
The classes commercial and agricul
tural benefitted by thu proper mainten
ance of this valuable bureau nro tbe iarir.
uit, wealthiest and must gooerous in tbe
country, and certainly they are des1roui,if
from none othor than purely selfish reasons,
tbut it should not only bo liberally sut-
tallied, but tliat lis operations should be
greatly extonded. These are the classes
above all others whose interests are chiefly
consulted in tho making of congrersional
impropriations, the Introduction In con
crcis of a meusuro to increase
tho pav of all connectod with
the sliinul-inrvlc, particularly its
subordinates, and for the establishment of
it on a basis somewhat similar to that of
tbo engineer corps, croating many higher
criidn, to be reached only by promotion
would greatly inuro to its further success
mid would unquestionably meet the
beurty approval of tha above mentioned
clinioi. As we said before, burs Is a
chalice fur some member of either houso to
I make a hit during the present setiinn.
Such a measure would receive the support
of tho people in all parts of the states who
believe in at least lair pay tor their ter
vunts.and are wllllnc thi t the money should
bo expended when from its expenditure
hey oeriro too oeneni.
THE UNITED STATES SENATE
On the ath or March, 1873, says the
3hi;ago 'Tribune,' tbe terms of twenty-
bur senators begin, and elections have
teen inado by the several legislatures at
Administration lu Itoinsn: Opposition in
itrm tnit lbiP,
I Term endi 1673.
, penccr, Ala.
j,W, Ark. ,
t shorn, Florida.
" orlon, Ind.
tterson. N. II.
iiklln, N. V.
(ol, N. O.
rt'yer, 8. O,
S. W. Dorsey.
Aaron A. Sargent.
Orris S. Ferry.
John D. Gordon.
Itlchurd J. Oglesby.
Oliver I. Morton.
William 1. Allison,
.lobn James Ingalli.
Themai C, MiVretry.
fltorje ?, Dtnnii,
lauii Vital Jfogy,
John 1. Joins.
usicoe isona nor.
Auguitut . Mrrriman
John II. Mitchell.
Joliu J, Patterson,
Justin S. Morrill,
Titnothv n. Ilnu-D.
aw term, 10 Adm. ; & upp. ; 3 undecided.
Alabama, George U.Spencer, Itepub
n, and Francis V. Syket, opposition,
re elected by rival bodies, since joined
one legislature; and this legislature,
fully organized, will make a legal
ition of tenator.
n Louisiana, there it a vacancy in tbi
n endlif March 3, by tbi resignation
of Senator Kollojg, wbo It acting as ot
of tho state governor. Tho tlval legiili-
t jres have elocted, to fill ojt this vacant
term, John ItayJlRepublicn,nndGan. W.
L. MoMlllen, opposition. These two aro
now claimants beforo the senate. Tha
Republican (Kellogg) leglslaturo has
elected 1. B. 2. I'inchbach for the sonr
torial term beginning March 4, 1873. The
opposition (McEaery) leglslaturo bat not
yet elected for the full term.
The torms of fifty senators extern! to
1875 and 1S77, nt follows :
Term tnJi 187ft.
Term mil 1877.
Anthony, It f.
Cragin, N. II.
Davis, W. Va.
Frellnghuysei:, N. J.
Norwood, II a.
Ransom, N. C.
Rebertson, S. C.
Mr, WlUoti of Masiiiohusotts, loing tho
vice-president eloot, his sua:essor in tha
onato (for the term onJing In 1877) will
be chosen by the leglslaturo, probably on
tha 25th of February, slnco it is under
stood Mr. Wilson will resign en thu lCth
of that month. It is hold that, under tho
law of congress, n legislature cannot elect
to a contemplated vacancy by resignation,
but must wait until such vacancy oxist?,
and until tho second Tuesday thoreufter.
The sonato of tho forty-third congress,
to moot March 4, will stand, politically,
45 administration, 20 opposition, nml 3
isats contented, or undacldod.
llorcmsn, W. Va.
I'enton, N. Y.
prague, It, I.
18 Adm ; 10 Opp.
Benjamin Disraeli ontercd upon Lon
don lifo, without fortune or famo, tho son
of a Portuguese Jew, possessed alono of a
suporb brain, and a courage which know
not tho meaning of defeat. Via nil re
momoor When tne liouso or commons
ooughed him down, and refused oven a
passing attention to him who has since
been the premier of England. Tho grand
courage of that reply of his "jontlemen,
you refuse to listen to me now, the time
will come when you shall hear me." For
four yours he was silent, but from that
day to this, bo has not only commanded
respect, but enchanted by his matchless
oratory many of the ablest minds in
Europe. He has become a power, under
whose eloquenco statcrmcn trembled, and
tho lash of bis tongue, ministers
have feared. Is it not wonderful, that in
a country liko England, where political
advancement Is so bard to obtain, whore
social lines are bound by iron bands, that
this member of a despised race, by sheer
ability, persistency, and a courage which
never faltered, raised himself to the
premiership, and in his cabinet, waiting
his bidding, and holding their positions at
his will alono, had dukes and earmembers
of tho proudest families in tho realm ? Yes,
by tho sufleranco of the son ot tha Portu
guese Jew did these haughty and high-born
gentlemen bold their positions. If at
that moment, holding tbe house of com
mons in his bands, tbe proudest families
in Europe paying homage to his ability,
Disraeli fell something akin to prlic, we
might pardon him. In "Lotbair," how
elegant it the language, how beautifully
rounded the sentences, how euty and
graceful the manner in which those scenes
of enchantment aro describod, and invol
untarily tho thought forces itself on tbo
mind that Disraeli is merely describing
scones wherein ho had mingled as an hon
ored and welcome guest. Not a redun
dant word is in the whole volume, and
nono but an eye-witness could, with such
gorgeous language, havo portrayod that
scene, which seems like fairy land, tha
coming of age of Lotbair. Tho attentive
roader will And in that scene nn enchant,
ment, on fascination, which ho may strive
in vain to remove from his mind,
In conclusion Mr. Disraeli's life criers
nt leant ono moral, and it is this : That no
man, huwover obscone his origin, dospised
his raco, or unfavorable opportunities
needs duspair, if he but possestos tho
brains and thu courage to ucliluvi success
Fifty years ago, Disraeli's most enngulnu
friend would not hava prodlctod tho uti
paralleled prosperity, social and pelltlcal,
which has crowned his careor.
Special Correspondence of the Uulirtin.
WASpiNOTOK, V, v., Jan. "8, 183,
Now that Amos, after refreshing his
memory by refuring to his memorandum
book, lias smitten ovary congressional
reputntlon that camo in contact with him,
except Speaker Jlliiine and Mr. Dawes, it
was oxpectod that his chum Alloy
would also bo refreshed In momory and
perch upon his confodurales as did Ames,
but when on examination ycstcrday,boforo
ilson s cornmittco, ho know nothing and
denied everything ; und for a bad memory
ho was equal to tbo congressmen who did
not remomber transactions of stocks nml
cash to the nmount of thousand. Ho hud
been told by Durant that ThaddtiH
SteTen'got;f 80,000 orthe $100,000 expenses
in 1BU7. In 1800 somo f 1 12,
000 wat tccrclly expended to
lecuro addltionul legislation. Out of
the general legal expenses Iteui of
$120,000 tho nowspapcr men are charged
to have been paid. Newspaper corre
spondents have been aware for some time
that a pair of their brethren old hands at
tbe bellows-are in tbe habit of assuming
to own "newspaper row" nml of control
ling the "press gang." The latter aro
now very desirous that this part of tho In
vestigation shall proceed so as to know
who sptakt for thorn and holds tbo divi
dend!. It U thought that tbe Poland com-
mltteo, out of their good heart, will, to far
brave public opinion and risk Iholr ropu-
tatloni as to makn no rccommondntion to
congreii in tha Crodlt Mobilirr frauds ro
uting to congressmen, but will merely
present the evidence for Its fiction. There
are qulto ti nil rubor of Itadical
congressmen who nra for tho
expulsion of every moinlr implicated
in Credit Mobilicr, ns they claim that tho
Republican party cannot boar tho odium of
being tho champion of fraud nml corrup
tion, find tho defender of criminals. It is
tho hope of Amos und thoso Innocents who
took tho dividends but didn't know that
thoy owned the stock, that tho investiga
tion will bo so prolongod that congross
will not ba nblo to not In the mattor beforo
adjournment; thus Amos will oscnpc ex
pulsion, and a very disagrueablo buclnett
bo tldod over and probably forgotton by
next session. In vlow of tho facts dovol
oped by tho Credit Mobillor invustigt
tlons, that the millions bestowed on tliuie
corporations wont tu enrich bold, sharp
Jobblsts, and not, as was Intended, to di
volop tbo country's resources. Tho propo
sition of Senator Edmunds that
no more payments will bo mndo
to theio companies by tho UnitnJ Stnto,
and whatever I duo thorn for government
transportation shall bo nppllcd to tho pay
mont of interest tin their bo ml?, will no
doubt moot with us much favor lu tho
house as it did In tho sonutu wlioro it
passed almost unanimously. If tho com
panies do not like this, the court of claims
Is opon to thotn for redress, and there both
tbo rights of tbo government and tho
companies will bo protected. Since Ames
has "blowcd on his pals," nml grave,
moral and high-toned sonntors nro of that
gang, ii n investigation will bo made in the
senate. In the case of Mr. Colfax tho ren
uto has no power, ns ho is not a member
of that body, only lis prosldlng officer, and
all they can do is to try him when im
peached by the houso. Poor Co If ml he
looks badly, the stereotyped grin on his
face is now turned to uhtgrin,
THE OUNTn.U. WATER I.1KK.
Thoro is now before the homo cornmit
tco on commerce, n proposition on tin
pan of Virginia and West Virginia ti
cede to tht United States a completed
canal 10" i miles long, reaching form tide
water at Richmond to thn western bast
of tho Bluo Kid go nt Buchanan In Bote
tourt county, which with ether collalera'
works ccst $10,000,000, on condition, ns is
generally known, that the government
will finish tho canal to tho Ohio river
Tho committee will report tho bill favor
ably in a short time. This is a measure
of national importance, and in which the
pcoplo of evory section nro deeply in
terested. A canal connecting the Jaraer
and Ohio rivers will open n groat
contral outlet for wostern trade, mak
ing u great tavlng in distance
and such a reduction in freight charges
that wheat and other grain can bo brought
from the remotost soctions of the West
and Northwest at n profit for the farmer.
Besides this, we will bo enabled to com
mand tbo gram markets of England,
which requires annually 200,000,000 bush-
elt of wheat nlono. Tho great advantiges
to tho country from this cnterpriso were
very clearly set forth by Hon. It. "W.
Hughes and Col. Carrington in thoir ex
haustive speeches before tho committeo.
Tho West nnd Northwest aro us much in
terested directly in the completion of this
canal ns aro tho Virginia, and tho pcoplo
of every section will bo benefitted by tho
results which will follow its completion.
Thi is not in tho remotest eenso a Job, but
a donation of $10,000,000 to assist in fin
ishing n great national work, which it will
own until tho money expended it repaid,
when it will bo free. On Its morils Rlore
this bill is pressed, and on them it wPl
Tho friends of tha cotton-tax refunding
bill aro getting tlrod of tho dilatory action
of tlio committed on ways nnd moans on
It; yestorday a motion was mudo in the
houso to suspend the rule und direct tho
committro to roport on it nt once. Tho
voto was IO'j against 70. This Is no Indi
cation of the strength of tho measure, as
fully ono third of tho 11)5 votud against
suspending the rulos for othor reasons than
hostility to tho bill.
IT 18 DONU AT I.AM'.
The franking privilvgo is abolished
Tho houe, contrary to nil expectations, es
pecially that of tho boliate, acceptod the
sunato amendment to their bill abolishing
tho franking prlvilogo, and tho thing is
done. Thu people may now mako up their
mind to receive no moro "pub. docs." and
when they wrltu to mombers or tho de
partments had butter encloso stamps to pay
for roturn poitagc. Tim law goes Into of
fect July 1, 1873.
I.V A rt'OKKH,
Tho Radical in thu houso scum to bo
out of koltcr as a party, and sndly noei a
bell-wether. Tho New "iork 'Times'
howls that Sam Randall is the real leader
of the house, nnd leads the Radlctls in all
kinds of awkward nnd inconsistent posi
tions, and calls him a demagogue. Tho
Republican' hero also says tlyxt It only
ovideucet his ability nnd lack of direction
and nervo on tho yrt of Its friends, Yes
terday tho question was discussed by the
Radicals, and n caucus will be hold to take
means tu prevent Messrs. Kldridge, Cox,
Randall and others, I rum leading thu poor
" Kadi " by tho nose In tho future. Abuse
by tie 'Tillies' uud commendation from
the ' Republican ' is complimentary to
Mr. Randall, thu latter journal speaking
from personal observation in tho house.
THE IMiK.Uvjf OF FASHION.
With tho oreninir of tha year 187.1 la
dies' costumes havu become even more
elaborato than heretofore, The balls, oar
ties and wedding receptions havo never
been altendud by moro brlllluntly-attlred
holies uud matrons than thoso of early
In new silks for evening full dresi soma
of the mod cxquitlto shades aro worn, and
will be tho proyalllng tprlng thadet,
without doubt. Some of theto shades are
the most delltatti us onlohe paon or light
peacock inn?, Mane tt Ml, tourtutlle or
turtle dove, turquoIfo,i pale, roivfrahe
and other duliculu pink tints.
evening dieiset aro mot elaborately
trimmed with soft whitolacet; and the
garnitures nrocompotedof flowert,'lea"Ci
und grasses, for young ladles, and feathori
for tho maturcr ones.
Thcso costumes nro worn with full trains,
and uro trimmed with deep puffings at
lb? back nnd narrow rufilcs and puffs In
front. Homo of tho gi't-riltures ,lfo com
posed of the dltTor6nt varieties of wild
roses In shapo of npron, corsaga nnd ;hnlr
trimming, land 'oilier In bluo forget-me-
nots, with bows, knots nnd strenlncri of
bluo gro-grnln ribbon. A garniture
composed of sun-green leaves nnd flowers
called "Ragged Sailor," is n mot eccoiitiic
and Jaunty style, und I becoming to a
young girl of sixteen. French violets
nnd ribbon grass aro chatto and unique
decorations fur puro whito satin or tulie
fabrics. Wild flowers, oats and grastts
festooned over white gauzy fabrics, nro
ndoptod by young Indies, and aro exceed
A new style of head-dress, of which
patterns havo Jutt been rccelvod from n
Parisian milllnor, it destined to be much
In vojuo for full evening dress. It com
prise n coronet of plaited ribbon or vel
vot, in pink and bluo nnd other decided
colors, with spray of flowers nml ribbons
falling over tho tidy knot, which Is now
the npology for back hair, and down to thu
bottom of tho waist, in some patterns, und
others Just ruach tho shoulder. In aumo
of thoso head-dresses whito frosted morn
ingglorics uro ticUled down nmocg the
plaits of thu coronet, which Is composed of
bright pink gros-grnin slik, nnd ribbons
of shimo sliado fall gracefully over the
bac of the head und ihouldors.
Bluo velvet coronets nro covered with
gilt skeleton leaves and sprays of blue
This stylo of lieud-Jrctj will be worn
with silver-gray coitumes and garniture
of blue flower. Split ostrich fuathers fur
coronet and drooping willow plumes in
tho various now uliatfet und in white uro
still worn, nnd for certain stylus uro more
becoming than flowers.
OlSNKIt AND DKAWIKO-ROOSI IKkNK.
But wo must speak of dinner und drawing-room
dres'c. Of theso tho latest pat
tirns from Paris uro in two decided colors,
and In somo cases shaded willi the various
new colors; und us n novlety in many
mingling color, duep bluo und plum Color
aro put toj;ethor.
The polunniso or tunic U twined with
white cluny lace, und silk fringe of thu
, two colors of which tho dress Is cotnpoied
is crocheted on the edge of tho lace. On
tho left shoulder Is a cluster of b.wt and
long ends of tbe ribbon fulling to I ho bot
tom of tho tunic. The skirts are trimmed
with sido und box plaiting), folds and
puffs, nnd between theio cluny lace nnd
fringe. These uru madu in any desirable
ihadu, and ure worn demi-trutu, tbu full
train being nenrly abandoned for dinner
or drawing-room dresses, fa'ilver-gruy
suits, trimmed with black velvet nnd
guipure lace, ara also much worn.
Tho colors adopted for walking salts aro
deep plum, daik paon tints, olituand liz
jreon and brown bronze. Tboio are made
in a mast convenient length, so atjutt to
clear tho ground un indication, porhnpi,
of returning reason on the part of tho
Cloaks correspond in elaboration of
trimmings with everything ulse in shape
of dreis,.und uro heavily braided, trimmed
with rich laces, und tipped witli furs, llio
latest novelty in which is the silver-gray
r'.ir, which, when the cloak material is
black Ly-ous velvet present a most beauti
ful contrast, und is suitable for middle
aged nt well us for young Indies. The
tunic and polonaise forms ure Uif most
It seems ns if deslgnors had been tuxing
themselves to thoir utmost capacity to soo
how much trimming and garnituru could
be loadod upon tho various costumes ; but
it is likely that flood tide in this dirtetlon
it nearly reached, nnd tho opposite ex
tremo will probably follow. New Turk
THE STATE LEGISLATURE.
Letter to the Missouri Republican.
l!i TUB MINORITY HF.rilKDB.NTATlO.S VMS'
Cll'LK A Hl-MllUa ?
Si'iti.NonKt.D, Jan 30, Tha resolution
oll'ercd by Mr. Caiitleld (Rudicol), senator
from tho Fourteenth district, indicates tho
feeling ol tho Judical politicians towurd
tho subjoct of proportional or minority
representation. His district, composed of
Katie uuu uuiugo, m strongly uauicnl,
Tho Liberal element until now hnd little
footing in tli ut section. Unfortunately,
however, for Mr. Cuuflold, though tbu dis
trict has hitherto been excessively Radical,
that party succeeded in electing him sunn
tor, but tailed by reason of thu syem of
minority representation to elect two rep
roiontniivcs, carrying one only, Mr. Car
penter, whilo thu Liberals elected two,
Menus. Jumvs Henlngton, nnd Sylvester
S. Mniin. This wni tho unkindest cut of
all, uud thti Radical senator, look
ing nt its neighboring Ninth dis
trict wlieru threo Radical representatives
worn chosen, feels hurt. DuPnge in
16C3 gavo Orant n majority of 1,20'J, ana
Kane at tho same time g4'u him 3,300
majority. Looking at these, Senator Can-
field ubhurs minority representation, nnd
wants to taku u rcirorado step, so that
his district may havo a fair political rep
roiontntion. Ho citos tho fact that tbe
ninth district with 1,308 fuwer votus than
his own, muiiage to eschew minority rep
resentation and elects not only its senators
but tiireo staunch Radicals, Mcxsrs. Hild
rup, Cross nml Stewart. All this is
enigmatical to his Radical mind nnd
makes him utterly opposod to such a new
fanned prlnciplo us nroportiona -enre-
filiation. Ho saw neither propria 1j nor
symmetry in it. Henco his resolution to
repeal that system, and a return to tho old
mode of electing everybody In his district
from tho Radical ranks. His resolution
inOl'OHTlONAI. REmESK STATION.
Durliic tho late constitutional conven
tion no subject was moro fully discussed
and nono moro thoroughly enlisted tha
bod talent of that body than tills of mi
nority representation. While no special
olfaction was made against it, thre
teemed to bo an almost unanimous desire
that it should bo fairly and fully tested.
It hnt onl v conn through the ordeal of one
election, nnd except in tho tinglo instance
of tho senator of tho Fourteenth
diitrict, bus mot the wltbet of
its frameri an 1 of tho people. It hat
not appeared that any conililerab'e num
ber of members concur with him In hit
diililce of it, and It should be hoped that I
fow will sanction lit repeal at pretent, if
A rAIH, STAND-UP, tcJtfARK V1UIIT.
Thu only, rent measurement of mind and
tost of talent thut has yet occurred In thu
leglslaturo, enmo up this morning in the
hodin. Tho question was upon printing
tin governor's 'nieisngu in Herman and
otliur foreign languages. With a saintly
regard (ur constitutional provisions, Meters.
Hy measured cudgels with Mr. Obcrly,
Dunham with Col. Thomas, and Wicker
with Shaw nnd Rountrco. Tho contest
wns intensely healed, and although thu
majority men carried oil' tho prize, the
minority retained tho Held. Tho speech of
Mr. Oburly wns n trouhlesomo ono to con
stitution lovcrc, full of sound argument
nml searching invnetive. Ho mndo tho
glar.t Hay tremblo in his boots, when ho
rolorred to tho action ot tho Radical ma
jority in violating the stnto conilitulkn
by llio election of Gov. Oglcsby to tho
federal senate. Ho made n number of
squnro hits which brought down tho gal
leries and cattsod tbo gavel of tho Fpenkcr
to resound through tho bull. Ho is, with
out question, one of tho ablest members of
Special DUpalch to thp Republican.
AX J.MITATIVK I.KUIM.ATIVU RoDV.
SritiNonEM),Jan. 31. Tho legislature,
If not nn Inventive, is truly an imitntlvo
body. If by chanco ono of Its members
oilers n bill upon almost any subject, a
host of others, without Improving upon
tho original idea, straightway propou tho
samo features in a many other bills.
This peculiarity lias already b:on noticed
in commenting upon numorous bills of n
similar churactor. In addition it may ho
mentioned thut no fewer than soven have
bcon olfuretl upon tho subject of Imprison
ment of criminals charged with capital
crimo, who havo escaped conviction on
tho loa of insanity. Doubtless tho ihemo
Is deserving of attention, nnd perhaps
there may bo n choice in thu framo nnd
lunguago of somo over others, but, at nil
aim nt tho samo object, it may be worthy
of inquiry whether a fuwer number would
not tend to less complication nnd derange
ment. 1NPANK CRIMINAL! TO HE CAKKD OK.
Ono thing is manifested: there is an ir
rcsprcssiblo disposition to provide some
means of removing from society temi-crim-Inals
who kill in moments of emotional in
sanity, or, rather hcuious crime, and t-s-capo
conviction and punishment by show.
j ing that thoy had eaten of tho insane rout.
i ueru is as mucn necessity, it net moro,
to ruslrain Ihtano persons by Imprison
ment somewhere und somehow thnii pun
Mi or prevent sane ones from thocomm't
tlon of crimo. Hence, our general assem
bly have devoted much tlmeand exp?ndej
considerable labor to dcvlsu tho proper
means Unu of thu hills proposes to
autborir.H the jury to determine thu ques
tian of sanity, nnd if thu accused is con
victed of the crime, hut the plea of Insan
ity Is sustained, tho court may order the
ptrty to ho imprisoned for n term oryeatf4..
or until restored to reason in nn insauc'
asylum. Such an act has been adopted In
New York, another is being considered In
Indiana, und a third is beforo tho leciila-
i ture of Missouri. It were wull lor society
I that some such law should bo adopted iii
, every stnto. Murders have become to com
I won, end criminals so frequently escape
hanging or imprisonment lor lifo on pleas
of insanity, that tho marvel is wliy such
law was not generally provided. Illinois
will follow her sisters in this reform move
ment. HOME or INEItniATK9.
Next in order, and us n sourro of insan
ity, is tliis treatment of confirmed inehri
uto. Thu condition of this unhappy class
has invokt-d the sympathy of soveral legis
lators. Four bills have been suomittcd in
the houso and two In tho sonato, looking to
tbecare und euro of confirmed drunkards
Ono of lliciu is n typo of all the others. It
proposes to establish an asylum for ine
iriates, where, at thu chargo of the con
demned, if they havo property, or at the
expenso of tho county, they may be con
fined until cured. This humane institu
tion is decidedly in the interests of society.
Few classes deserve more consideration
than that of tho demented creatures
whoso animal propensities for liquid lire
have grown to be second nature. The
habitual drunkard is an object of the
deepest commiseration, and the efforts
made to exercise the evil spirit that da.
stroys him deserve encouragement. From
mo naii-oozen nun introduced, oneshould
be perfected that will best tend to so de
strablo a result.
The senate employed tho morning sos
slon in reading bills and referring them to
committee", when having provided the
committee on enrolled and ongroised
bills with a clork, ndjournod until to
morrow. Tho house occupied the session In rcceiv
ing reports of committees and reading
bills. During a consideration of tho bill
to repeal tho act giving fees to Jurors on
inquests of coroners in Cook county, Mr.
Hopkins of that burgh advocated such re
peal on account of the foo being pock
eted by the marshal nnd never
reaching tho juror. He wanted
tho thing reformed though It re
quired special legislation. Mr. Obcrly
look occasion to rofcr to the gontlernan
from Chicago nsthu gentleman from Cook
nnd said "I presume it is tho gontlernan
from" Cook, I presume it is, for all tho gen
tlemen in thin house seem to ho from
Cook; und other business should stand
back until tho gentlemen from Cook aro
satisfied.'' This hit amused thn galleries
excessively. Ob rlyls from 'tother end
of the state, Cniro.
To-morrow the C..A V. railroad will Isme
new tlme-tablo. After this two trains
will leave and two trains will arrive dally.
The grand Jury after two weeks letsloo.
dispersed yesterday. Tjiey rr.ilrnod about
twenty Indictments. Unther a costly body,
Laiicib stock of wool
piit e at C. Hanny's.
blunkt'M at down
Col. O'car Turner of Ballard couuly, Ken
tucky, pasctl through I lie city yesterday on
hli way home. Thu cnloucl has been nt sit.
Loul all winter.
On through tlckel.ilruui New York toNuiv
Oileam, the Illinois Central road grin ?n S3
from Chicago to Cairo, a distance of !!fji
mllcy, or u little tint Ul cents per lullc.
Thirteen cilminnh Imiu bail a healing
during thu prc-t'iit e-un or our t-lroult
colli I. Ol thu number, lour were louutl
guilty of the cl inics charged ugalut them.
Handsomk line of dress goods nt C. Ilau
H u.t! .MAsguunAimts ! Masquerade
loituueii, and false laet-nutks lor s.ilu or
hire during tin- stni-un ut John fjcheel't
Mr. O. V.. Itohliioou of St. l.oul. bus u po
sition lu the gcnrral Irelghl and ticket olllcc
or Ihf O, and V. railroad ut this place. Mr.
Itoblnitm hai brought hl ruiully to Culro
and expeott to become a peiiiuuchlruildcnl
of thu oily.
Mr. Peter Nell' purchased thu two lots ou
which -Miles Parker lit cry stable Is located,
on Couiniercl.il uenuu. Mr. .Nell Intends
putting up u brick building or fitly feet
Irout by one bundled feet deep, l be work to
coiiuueucu ut once.
Talk ot Chicago euluipiUu uud Boston
pluck j One ol I be Muiphberu "suh'ereiVi
ha-. i..-Murted hi. lamlly grocery in a freight
curuiitl deals out all soils of good, Iroui a
ht. LuuU ginger snap to u gland pluno. to
hit hosts o! customers.
Stuart X UboNun havu now m stock all the
numbers oi their celebrated levertlblu black
alpaeat, which they iniuranltt to be the best
alparat In the iiuikel. J.adlct when out
shopping, uru lordlally united to call alio
examine their goods. u
L.Uigu tock of bleached musllu uud
lu.'5 at c. lluiiuy'a.
LOCAL WEATHER UI'POIIT.
U. S. Sin. Pi:p... Orsj:iivi:r's Omen.
Cairo, Feb. 1, lbT.'l, 10:11 p.m.
Itnrnmcter CO.ra, and rlMng
Thermometer Id degrees.
Wind north, velocity 1 miles per hour.
Maximum temperature last -t hours,
11 p. m., .13 degrpct.
Minimum temperature, last !M hours,
0 a. m., 13 degrees.
Prevailing wiud last 24 hours, north,
Total number of milts wind travelled, last
14 hours, 256.
Thomas L. Watson, Observer.
The wind blew cold last night.
No cases In tho police court yesterday.
Laruk stock of dry goods at C. Hanny's
Capt. Win. P. Halllday U.Iu AVashliigtou
Linci stock of brown domestics at C
There will bo divine tcrvlces In all the
"County court convenes to-morrow morn
ing nt 10 o'clock, a, in.
New maplo tugar,;very fine, just received
and for rale by John II. Phlllli & Son.
The track ol the Cairo and St. Louis rail
road Is laid to within live rallet or Red Bud.
Larok itock of cuitalni and damatk'i at
'i-i, r.r. mi ibo Illinois Central railroad
from-Cairo to Evamvllle bai been reduced
from 83 00 to 0.
On Wednesday, January '!).
tweeu Ibc oltliuol Dr. Austin uud Twenty.
elihlh street, Washington avenue, a ludv't
gold bracelet with mull gold chain attached.
Ihe Under will be miitably ruttarded by
leavm.' the same at this olllec. 'J-l-Jt.
stltA-iliD OH SIoLK.N. About the !3lb
nit., a dark red cuw, 1 year old. thl u in
Auy perwu giving Information that will
cad to htr sccowry svlll be rewarded by
leaving word at '1 lit: Uullkti.v otllce.
That t rrible disease Spermatorrbn a Is re
moved by a short course or Purker's Com
pound Fluid Extract Ilucnu. Let not the
suilcrcr despair. A lair trial It all that is
asked, and It will nut (all to do all that Is
claimed lor it. riold by nil druggists, everywhere.
Uanwomk Hue or dt.. goods at lies
at C. Hanny's.
Sayt tho Murphysboio Argus' : "A
O. Ferguson, chief engineer or the
Cairo and St. Louis railroad, Issued a time
card fur that road ou Wednesday hit. There
wl I be four tralus dally cadi way from
Waterloo, a distance or thirty mile-, at lar
as the track Is lild."
The pianos used by Pauline Lucca, Ole
Hull, and Anton itubcinttin, aro all ol
Knabc's the gold medal piano. Thev mint
surely be thu beM, and we take pleasure in
atlng that E. W. Ituil. r arc agent lor
the above named pianos lu .Southern II!!-U3h-
Tho Cairo Cailnu'e grand annual masque
rado ball will be given at .Seheel'j hall Mon
dAy night February 17th. Our German
fellow -citizens never do tV.Ug by halve,
and the preparations now htiug made are a
guarantee that thu forthcoming untiual re
union will be one or the most enjovable of
the many balls given by tho Casino.'
Han'd.sojik lino of reps ami Ugiirt-a de
aim atC. llanuj'.
(ii:Nll.KME.! We are now rcadv to take
order for our Fine Whito Shirt,' and we
guarantee a perfect fit or no talc. Do not
send your order away. Wo will III! rour
orders moro tatlsfacturily and give you'bet-
r kuoo, ir list money than you can gel bv
senaing away. v e have a full assortment
oi an me new styles now lu stock, tall lor
11 VTlte list. STUAKT A- (illol.hON.
lliu manager of the Cairo Casino Mas-
qucrauu, take this method or Informing the
iM.uui; mat uiej- ,iau inauo arrangements
with John Hull, (not Ole Hull), to lead Ihe
orchestra on the occasion ol their ball, on the
night or tho 17th of February next. Thoic
uesirou of participating In this mud man.
querade, should at oncu apply ror their tick-
cih, to we managers, II. Meyer, L. Herbort
unu rcier .-sen. Wu,
Ha.ndsomi: llnu or Cashmere at C.
Tho executive committee or the Western
commerce convention, of whom Capt. W.P.
Halllday is one.aro now In Washington City!
and according to a dispatch In thu Mlssnnr.
'Republican yesterday, waited on President
rani to exchango sentiment j with him In
regard to Western internal Improvements.
A 'Republican' special dated Filday, alio
To-day thu board ol eommtsstowr for tho
Improvement ol tho Ohio river mid Its trio
utarles had n consultation with the fcub-com-mltteo
of the house and thu committee on
commerce, the latter having lu dianre the
river and harbor bill. .Mr. Thurxtou, tho
chairman nf thn committee, m ide :iu ariru
incut, trowing tho necessity lor the linuiu
dlate Improvement or tho water Hues or tho
country, and particularly the Ohio river and
Its tributaries; the importance or cstabllth
lug u h) stem or lights and buoys on Western
liver was alto presented, and such action
urged as would extend the jurisdiction or
thu light-house hoard over those waters It
wan also urged that Mich appropriations be
made ai would enable thu United States en
gineers to carry out their recoinmcnditlon
under the direction of tho llght-houso bnar.i
for the establishment ou the Ohio or lhrhu
and buoys. '
SIXTH DAY SECOND WEEK.
In the lorenoon Taylor Haikkis, colored,
was tried ror stealing four bog jrom Mr.
Whitcamp. Thcro was nothing jn tbe case,
the Jury renderlug their verdict, i.ot tuiltv.
lu their teats.
Usury Duncan, colored, who Attempted to
kill Ucorgo Dally, a worthies darkey, bad a
jury trial and was acquitted.
llutlmau, who I accused of killing Tubbt
In Uazlevvood precinct, was arraigned and
plead not guilty. Hi trial li t for Tues
Friday, the 1 llh day of February, will be
a memorable stay In the annals or Cairo, In
addition to SI. Valentine's day, It will be
tho occasion ol Ihe most brilliant masquer
ado ever wltniMcd In Southern Illinoit.
During tho preMiit winter, Km tul Vive CV
tcrlehaieghs-n a scries of dances whlcb
have been pronounced the mot select ever
offered to our clllreut, and they have deter
mined to cloe their series with nn enter
talnmciit that will surpass their patt cll'otti.
Tbe young men of this club need no recom
mendation from nnr hand. They represent
tho elite of our city, and are known to ail.
With tho assuiaiico Irom them that extra
palm will be Used to render tho occasion
pleasant, aelcct and astrceablc, we feel aatl
lied that is rich treat I In store for those wbo
attend. A vnrlcd asjoitmcnt of costume
from the best cosluinei will be hero In am
pie lliiiuforcvrryoiio to make their selec
tions. Duo noticu will be given Mhclrur
rival, and where they can be seen. The
masquerade will be given tit the St. Chariest
held. Ample rifreihments will be tprcad
under the direction of the gentlemanly and
oMirteuui host, F. D. Rexford, and to these
who fall to attend It will be a source or last
Inslrcgnd. , c
F LNKIi.VL NOTICE.
Thu funeral of Mr. Juicph Smith will
leave the house at the comer of Twentieth
and Commercial avenue, at 3 o'clock p. m.
Friend or the family are Invited to attend.
EJlllltOlDEItlEi I EMllUOIDEItlES ! !
Stunrt A Oholon call the attentloa of tbi
ladles to a largo consignment of embrold
orlei, In new and beautiful dotlgm, which
they ofier at prlcct to ensure a speedy tale.
This Is the illicit assortment of these goodt
ever ollrred in this market, and wo wilt
taku great pleasure lu exhibiting them. It
Prof. Curtice ha postponed hit coiiccrtt,
advertised for next Filday and Saturday
night, to February 7 and 8. The first will be
a concert ot lulscellaiieout music. Mrs.
Lansden, Mr. Moirl and others will dug ou
ATTENTION MR li NK! I ITS !
A regular conclave of Cairo Com-
maudcry, K. T. .So. 1.1 will be held at the
asylum, Monday evening, February 3, A. I)
1871, A. O. 7to, at? o'clock harp. A lull
attendance Is desired for Important bilslnew
and work. Visiting Sir Jiuhjhta ara cor
dially Invited to atlend.
.Us. A. Pail.t.l, Recorder,
LrriT Kit LIST.
Letters remaining In Cairo pott-otfice
Febniiry 1, held for oitajje,
James lladge, Chattanooga, Tenu.
Jlio 11 thaptuiti, Farlu, Ills.
Mollle stove, Atiirphvtboro, Ills,
Thos JIacou, Holiva-r MUM, c,
Capt Miller, M alary, Houston.
Hettie lfuckner, Memphis, Tenn.
Ml Looinls, Anna, Hit.
-Miss Mollle swaiik, Charleston. Mo.
It A Davidiou, Florence Sla, Ky.
Laiiok stock of caipetlug aud oil cljtlj 13
A R. Moore. Baltimore : .Inhn n-m..-,
Silcm, North Carolina; P. Toytfr, Jeffcr
tonvllle. Illinois; W. Klbler, Charleston, Illl
noli; K. II. Thomas and .1. S. llcrrlckmau
Shelby county; W. I. Storey, Dutjuoln;
6. Morrison, Chester; M. L. Hughes, Cale
dnula ; S. o. Thomas, Chtrlesten, Misiourt ;
Cbas. J. Keppe), i'vansvllle ; Miss Mary
Uushmati, St. Louis: John K. Luf kin ami
iuas. iiamniou, .Minn; Jtlctiard 01lu C:u-tralia.
J. II. Dcgendorr and M. Haurahan, Du-
llUnllfi : W. T. I'rtlulv anil A. II. V.n.l.rv.r
Cincinnati; lit Onslott, Fltuburg ; J. a!
rower. Sandoval; Oeorgc Hull, Uloornlng
ton; J. McUhec, Cauada; J. Robinson,
S.'irml J. (lrini?fr. Mittnnn TStn- L'f..
ign, Centralis.; Charln Mttry, Springfield ;
O. A. llerwootl, I.oiilsl.ini.
TIIK DILNTliS' ICTLRU.
Mn. I'biTOR. A some or Ihe clergy of
our city have been ami still are u.iog their
Influence against Prof. Dentou who It tuou
to deliver a course of lecture In our city,
and advising their congregation to tay
away from said lectur. a on account of Prol.
D'. peculiar religious slew, and also
Hating that tho same are unphllosnphlcal,
and therefore their teudemy I Injurloiit to
the best Interests of society." We, therefore,
cordially invite any or all ut our cltv clergv-
uicu m mieiiu mc lecture rree or charge
with the especial understanding that Rev.
Mr. Thayer or Coan shall have tbe prhilegi;
ot Joining Issue in 0110 or two evening with
Prof. I), on any of the Ideas oirered In any
or the lecture, allowing Prof D. to reply lr
he desires. Wo pledge them the most cor
dial treatment dining their attendance ami
discission. A to Piuf. Denton's reputa
tion as a gentleman and scholar wo refer to
Mr. W. II. Morr!,, W. Thornton, Judge
Ilrnss and other. As wc have an abiding
faith In the ultimate triumph ol truth, vve,
In the f-plrlt of brotherly kindness, Invostl
gate all lellglou creed, well knowing that
truth will shine the brighter lor being burn
Ithed In the crucible of Investigation, We
Invite the prorcnor here with a vlewot
having an Intellectual least, knowing him to
be one or the re w great orator and phllo.
opher or thu day. Wo think ourclcrty are
gentlcmon, niul.shall expect them to either
accept thl proposition or say no more
ol Prol. I), or his friend.
lly order of Dniton Lecture Committee.
OEO. I. rY, Pro'ss-.'elor.
tralut'Ul1 kept tl:l nd ",1ht r' hQaU nr'd
TLItMS TWO DOLLARS PER DAV.
Ohio Levee, corner of Sixth street,
l'AHKEll & BLAKE,
WALL PAPER, PAINTS.
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