SATURDAY, Al'ML26, lfr4.
0MclU Par"0' hCllr mill Cuiinly
luHH H. OBKULY. JMIUir tnd 1'ublWhir
" TKtlMB OF Til It L)Atti lUl.l.kTIi)
0nWMk,bycrrlr $ u
r gu ytw by curler, In dnno 10 00
V On 7r by wrier u not paid in
drone iS 00
nt month, by mall 100
ffcnBmtbj 8 00
Om tmt 10 00
TIKU9 OF Vf EKLT UL'LI.KTiN.
On Year 00
Sir Month , 75
Tkroo Month M
Invariably in Advance
dial raiittr r on cvrrj imge.
Tur. board uf railroad coiitm ts.aioti
erg will vhnt Cairo next to examine in
to a case of alleged unjust discrimina
tion the part of the Illinois Central
If injustice U uotjdono to the Presi
dent, bis veto of the currency bill was
an accidental measure, lie seems to
liavo bad inflation and anti-ihtlation
days. Ho wroto tbo veto on an anti-
inflation day, benco tbo nuti-intlation
ists have cause to rejoice. Had be
written the message a day Ronner or a
day later tbo boot would have been on
tbo other shoe, and Morton and Logan
and the other advocates of inflation
would have been smiling and happy.
(' TriE board of railroad commission
era bavo decidod to bring suit against
the Toledo, Wabash & Western rail-
A road, at Jacksonville ; tbo Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy, nt Macomb ; tbo
Chicago and Alton, at Edwardsville,
and against tbo Illinois Central nt
Tuscola. These suits ore nil for cxtor
tion. Tbo commissioners express tbo
opinion that tho railroads generally aro
gradually approaching the Fchcditfcs in
. fixing their tariff.
The president's veto of the finance
bill has excited tho leaders of tho re
publican party to a state of fury.
Morton, Logan, Carpenter and their
followers are loud in denuncia
tions of Grant's course, lie is charged
, , witb vaccillation, with having allied
' himself witb capitalists and the bank
ers of Wall street against the people
, and tbo laboring men. Morton broods
and shakes bis bead and thinks the
. president has acted stranco, passim:
, strange. Carpenter is of tho opinion
, that congress will pass an inflation bill
before its close in spito of the presi
dent's rero, and Logan is furiously an
gry, throws to tho winds the discreet
advico of party friends to conceal bis
- displeasure, and swears in no cboico
t oaths that Grant has betrayed bis
mends and that the parly is ruined.
This is intorestiuL'. Tho San Pomintio
V light Was a little breeze compared to
THE POOR SOUTH.
The South is a child of misfortune.
tno trouble in tho catalogue of mis
fortune have been heaped upon her
In a moment of auger sho rushed in
to secession ,and during four years war
devastated her fields, impoverished her
cities, and desolated her hearthstone
When peace came, and while yet fuel
ing keenly tho liumikition oi defeat,
radical reconstruction ent upon her a
host of adventurers, who obtaining
control of tho lately emancipated slave",
i" became tho ruling class of tho south,
i and robbed tho people of the little
. substance war had allowed I hem to re
tain. Then pestilence swept liko a besom
of destruction through the southern
cities, and the charity of tho world was
iuvoked to keep starvation from the
Upon the heels of pestilence followed
the finaucial crisis.
And now the last but not the least
distressing of her calamities has come
upon her, in the form of the overflow
of tbo streams and rivers of the Miss
issippi Valley. Thousands of acrc3 of
tbo rich lands of the South aro in a
state of inundation. Her fields and
her farms, her houses, and in many
cases the stock beloimini: to her nl.
ters, have been swallowed up in u sea
oiwaier. luc lands bavo been reu
dcred worthless for the time being ; tbo
houses bavo been abaudontd by their
inhabstants and tbo stock, .lead and
tying, is being swept away by tbo wa
tcra With tho flood and after it, come
sickness and famine, and what tho cud
will be no man can foresee.
Tho authorities of the sulTering sec
tions bava appealed for aid tj North
era cities and the movements of many
citbens in many places show that the
appeal has not been made in vain. All
that philanthropy can do will be douo
to alleviate tbo horrors now crowding
poa the people of the iuuu
dated dUtrictu. Jut with all
that the bonovolent can do, tho
sufTring of the people will be
severe, and tho nftor confcjucnce of
tho present mistary n lengthy chain of
Special Cor. of The lliillelln,
Wasiiinto.n, I). C, April US, '71.
Arc your readers fastidious? If so,
wo do not promise them a liuh enter
tainment in our scries of letters from
Washington. Wo proposo to have an
easy, ofT-band talk once n week with
thofc who cam to follow us in that
stylo, giving our impressions of mcr,
measures and objects of interest at tho
national capital in our own way not to
bo eccentric, but to be natural.
Washington is n new book with un
cut pages to tho-c who visit tho oily
for the first time. It is niichly bound
volume with numerous illustrations.
Wo will cut the pages now and then, as
we have leisure to oxainiiio the con
lk'foru the war our capital was under
a dark cloud of slavery, and was in re
ality a Southern city. Southern ideas
prevailed, and tho chivalry of the South
ruled society. Now it is otherwise.
Witb tbo waves of the war a better civ
ilization swept over the capital, and
from being the capital of slavery it be
came tbo capital ol freedom. The ef
fect 1ms been magical marvelous. Tt
is a now city, and lias been made to
rival the world's great capitals in at
tractiveness not in gorgcousncss, per
haps, but in its more simple republican,
qr, if you please, Democratic grandeur.
A Yankee spirit of thrift, enterprise
and energy is everywhere visible
Many miles of pavement have been laid
down. It is alleged that there have
been fraudulent .transactions in connec
tion with this work, which may bo true'
and if true, tho fact is to bo regretted ;
but even this administration implies a
moro progressive spirit than that exhib
ited under pro-slavery rule, for in those
days there was not enough enterprise to
foster :i spirit of illegitimate specula
tion. Well informed parties say also that
the moral atmosphere has not been for
years as pure n,s it is now. However
this may be, our brief experience here
warrants tho declaration that it is a
very orderly city.
The district has what is called u ter
ritorial government, but under the con
stitution this "baby stato" must remain
forever an infant a national pet.
This is an anomalous fact, and will
probably occasion au amendment to the
constitution. A very large voting pop
ulatiou is hero deprived of a voice in
selecting the president and vice prcsi
dent. Indeed, tho president himself, if
ho makes this city his residence, will
be deprived of that privilege which is
tho prerogative of the most humble
citizen of each State. Certainly tbo
little "btalc of Columbia" would not
be so small in comparison with lihodo
Island as tho latter Stato is in compar
ison with Illinois. It is a privilege,
perhaps, for any community to bo con
sidered the nation's pet, buf it is one
that Americans do not care to obtain
by surrendering their rights as citi
zens. Concerning tho public buildings,
monuments :ind other attractions of
Washington wo will have moro to say
hereafter. Go with us this tiu.o in a
short visit at the centre of all interest
the national capital building. Of
tho building itself a small volume has
bceu written. We may attempt a pen
picture at some other time.
The house is busily at work. That
gentleman in the ehair appears to have
electricity enough in his composition
to magnetize a telegraph wire from
Maine to California, and he disposes of
business with telegraphic dispatch.
Wo do not need to bo told that Speaker
Bhiine is in tbo ehair we know it in
stinctively. In his manner of crowd
ing business forward ho reminds us
of Speaker Cullom of Illinois. The
other day be expressed the opinion
that the houso very much needed one
"sturdy objector" who would object
when the members propose to interfere
with tbu regular order of business by
iiilrouucing lulls and asking special fa
vors. This is n fine opening for the
great objector of the Illinois house of
representatives Collins of Kankakee
county. Collins is "sturdy" enough,
ponderous enough, to do all the object-
ing required by the national '.ouso of
representatives. In our Stato legisla-
ture, in tcaso:i and out of teason, his
stentorian voice was heard "I object."
lie is needed here, and we suggest that
tbo citizens of his district would be on
titled to ihc gratitude of tbo nation if
they would send him hero with instruc
tions In sit in his place and say "I ob
ject." Hut we are wandering from our sub
ject. Tho next man that fixes the at
tention of tho visitor is a heavy set,
self-confident, earnest, audacious and
irrepicsiiblc gentleman on the Kepub.
lican side of tho houso. Nothing es
capes bis attention. He impresses one
at Bight as a man of extraordinary
character possessing rare abilities
"possessed of the devil," somo of his
unchristian critics day. If you have
not already guessed we must tell you
that we refer to Hen Hutler. A get -tlcman
on our right in the gallery the
other day pointing to Hutler said, "there
is the ablest man in tho house."
Dawes, the once possible successor of
Sumner, occupies n seat not Tar from
Hutler. Ho has the nppcnraii''0 of u
retired furnier an even tmupcicd,
steady goitip, safe man, with loss abil
ity than Hutler, but a man who would
rithor be right than bo a senator.
Bcserviug for future letters a refer
ence to other notable, we must dc
scribo the manner of voting, on n di
vision of the house, by tellers. In the
British home ol commons, when this
vote is taken, all the members retire
from the chamber. Tho toller.? me
stationed at each side of tbo entrance
door, and the tncinucrs in 1 Indian file"
pass in those in the affirmative first
tho negative following, and the tellers
count them as thoy come in. Tho
vote is taken in a similar way in our
national houo of representatives, with
this dUtinctiou tho tellers are sta
tioned nt tho end of the aisle farthest
from the entrance door and nearest the
speaker's platform one on each side
of the aisle, and the members without
leaving the hall pass between them.
It looks like u primitive way of voting,
and the scenes enacted are sometimes
laughable, especially when the mem
bers iutcrminglo and gather from all
parts of tho hall. Tho tellers bring
down the palm of the band on each man
as be passes between them. Tho
method has the merit of accuracy if it
is a little antiquated and inconvenient.
The spectator gets the impression that
ho is witnessing sonic kind of a school
boy performance, and when Hen Itutlor
passes between the tellers and each
slaps him on the shoulder it is not dif
ficult to imagine ho is the unruly boy
of the school.
OBSTACLES TO MARRIAGE
Happy relict tor youiiK men from ttie ef.
foctx ol errors and iiOUm'S In varlv Ufa. .Man
liooil restored. Impediments to inarriajjo
removed. Now method of treatment. -New
mil remarkable remedies. Hooka and clr
mlnrs sent free. In healed cmelonei. Ad.
dross, Howard Association, No. '1 South
Ninth street, Philadelphia, l'a. an Institu
tion having a hlcbiepiit.-itiim for lionoruli!.'
emidurt nml .rolV"li.niil skill. dw.ini
KSTA 11 1. 1 S 1 1 K I ) 1 S.")S.
Siill'onl, Morris & Cnmtee,
LvsiTltANCK A OK NTS,
7!i Ohio Levee, City National Hank
Jluilding, Caiiio, I i.i.h
The oldest eM.il.ll.hcd Acmey In SoiiDit'in
Illinois repiv-eiitiie; mrr
f.Nlie ln.t liMlt'siliee Capital nl I'. !?.
C. N. HUGHES,
General Insurance Agent
Ohio Levee, over .Malhu- A I'lil's.
JtftjT-iVoc but first-cliM Cmiutmfi
Boot & Shoe
Iletween Tenth ami l.'leveiitlt Mrect--,
N Illelmvd In 1111 ml.ru rttl.M.t .1..I .v
IlethaH u linn ktmW nt l.i.Mri...i u..ii.... ....
hand. Jiim reeuUed from New Yoik. and has
put down hi prlee. to the- lnwett iinlrli
ATTKNTIO.N" 1IAC DKALHHS.
SPINNING PAPER STOCK CO..
114 Chestnut Sireet,
sr. i.o lis. mo.
I'AV TIIL HKJIUST CASH ntll'KS,
7 cW, por lit for Soft AVoolon.
H ele. per ll for "Wool Uarnut.
1 :S-I eti. par lb for Wool llUnkuti.
- 1-1 cti. por, lb for Old Cloth.
"Wnt Cotlon llaKe Old Jlook ml
WaiUJ'apor. 151 3.21-8w.
COMMISSION Jtf Klli'II ANTN.
Co ni m i s si o n Mc rc 1 1 ii n t
And Iea1er III
Limo, Cement, .Planter, Hair, oVc.
tSfl will c In carload lots at ninniil.tr
tutcm price, mlillmrn eight.
J. M, PHILLIPS,
I'repropaied to forwaid all kinds of
Freight to all points.
I3riluln'. utti'inli'il r prr.inj.il-.
Wootl Rittenliouse & Brother,
. Vll - -
(Ir.stiiiAt. Commission Mcui-iiant,
!'. Ohio Levee, Cairo.
MILLER & PARKER,
I'l.Ol'H, (JOHN, OATS, HAY, e.
Agents for l'airbank's Scales.
OHIO LEVEE, CAIRO, ILLS.
COKb'KY, HAHKISON & CO.,
(tiutictirnon to 1). Kuril A Don.)
ri.OIIU.OUAI.X AMI HAY.
No 0.1 Ohio r.nn.n, OA 1 KO, ILLH.
NKW YORK HTOili:,
.VIJOLE3ALK AND ItKTAIh.
LiUBJr VAaiKTT STCOK 1H T11K C1TJ
cJoouasoLD vkuy oLoas.
Cotter if niui'ti'xiill, NtrwoluMil Com
OA I HO, ILLINOIB
C. II. l'ATIKI.
BEMIS, BRO. & CO.
IIOdK COTTON MILLS,
UKAI. KNTA1K AIJKMJY.
. I. Q. HARMAN &. CO.
' HOl'SK AdTCNTS,
Aid Land AuenU ol Ihe Illinois fViilnil ami
llmllii-l.iii and .Ml-Miiirl K. ll. (',..
.Mirth Cor. Sixth and Ohio Leveu,
C. WINSTON & CO,
Real Estate Agents,
71 Ohio Lr.i:r., (.Second Floor,)
liny ami Sell lti:.l. ISTATII. I'.iv TAXI'.s.
I'uri.LI.... I.. 'I f 1 1 . .
. i.iniriivn i.iiii.ii. n .'I ..IM.
IT XS 3STOO? TRUE
UK IS NUM. I.IVINW AM) IN i'AIll
Ills olllue and dlupcnsnry at
NO. 22 EIGHTH STHEKT,
Hot. Commercial and U'linnington avonuon
It U true, the doctor Ih ouq of tho oldeM
)hlcluii) of tho plauo, and his diploma,
that liHiiti In hU ofllce, shown that ho liat
been :U years In the profesolon. Ho Is doing
larger oilleo praatlco than any other phy
sician, treating all Kinds of elironle diseases
at tho hiliiiaiiHybtem, such as old ulcers, unit
all UI-cuHM of the skin, humors and Mood
poUon; also diseases of tlio throat; also
ll diseases of tho oyus of years ktaudlng;
also artlilelal eyes Inserted; llstuhi cured
without tho use ol a utiilo ; cancers cured
by tho application of medicines; pimples on
tho face removed; all urinary diseases
cured ; all forms 67 venereal and private.
JUeastiH cured In tho shortest tlmo ; semla
weakness, mid sclf-abuso cured in a thor
It tk cll-ovldcnt that a physician trcatliu;
mm for twenty-two years acquires great
skill. , ,
All eoiisiiltallons coiuldontical, In porson
uiodlclnes furuishoit at offlco In all
lu-aitf.l On. David Hultz.
H. WAUDNKK, M. D.
II. 0. STALKER, M. D.
Olllee ami ioIdenco Ul Commercial Ave,
lii'M door to the Alheiieiliii. - 1-10-tr.
E S T K R 1' IU6K a A V IK G
i i mi Mure'i !i U'k
OXTlf NATIONAL HAtUC, OAIHO
A.M. HAFlfOltD. lihllntj
H. 8. TAVJ.OH, VIcMVofl.tont;
U. HYai.Of. s'uuruUry and Tt.
I'. X. UiLCtll, ()u.t. (Ifllui,
F. U.CTKZITLKtO, P8l.a.tVUCII,
It 11, OtH4IKll, II. 1'. llAllll.Hl
J. SI. 1'dlLllSJ.
l.r.U lit Hiir Atoiiuiit Itt-tHlnf lCru(.i
Ton iVnti UiiMitrUu.
I -UKKLtlT luM od it.t.ull4 l lie mln nt 611
X. J.erocnt. psrwiouin, Mm. ii lotn.l neplmn
lt6tuci wltli.lrnwn to Mi JpJ Irntdf
'J Jelf folio .rinol,l of the .l(.i.OBlti, t.tti.ti
jlTlotIitr. compound Intpro.'l.
UAKHIBD WOUBM A.N1J OHlI.bhBN MATT
J that no nsi iijk cis Mitr Ir.
Open eiory tmnliitM iUy frot-i ,a. to s p,ni
n1 h4tuMi. ot-,dR lor HAV1HU UlcnUIlt
col, from 6 to II o cW.cn.
'""' W. IJYlii.nl'. Ytr..
ITlE VI Y NATIONAL
13 A IT EC .
OA I U II, C l.t.I . Ill
Wi f. mi.i.n.iY. Wxti.unii
HKN!l 1,. IIAI.l.tllA Y, Vl.v I'lKlJmi
a. u.i!Ay'nui), OwMor;
VALTlin UrilLOl', AsdUttr.Cail.ltr
HllTSTAVt.ib, llOSIAT H. OehMHCIUM
H B" til I,. UJLIII.AI, W. I'. llAll.ll.tT,
Uiu, 1). WILLIAM., t'tsnii.N lllkU
A. II. fl.it roi.u.
llacIiuiiKO, 'oln mm Vuttrtl Kfutrs
Uiiiulii llousltt nnd Nolil.
DKl'Odlrci reaolroJ, nl Kr.erl Ltaklnn
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
It. W. Mii.i.kh, 1'resldent.
.J. M. Jl'lli i.ii ri. Vlce-l'rosldei.l.
UllAS. CUNNINflllAM, Csshlor.
COLIiEOTJONH PKOMl'Xl.y At AUK
KXC1MNMK, eolo, tnak Di.l.p I'niti.i
Htttos neosr'l'i.n botitit r.nJ sol.l.
- in AIIomv. ! Iluif. Iei-Mlla
33 TT "X O US 2EL ,
And Dealer In
Kioiii it Stkkt. IIKT. W.HII!.V(iroU am
Co.MMKl(CIAl.,AVE.adjoinliiK lluiuiy t.
1,'i'CIi. the 1et i.rilr i'l' I'm L-.M.ili,.t.
I -inili. S.-iii.m''i.. it.. 'it.il la rin.t.ii-
ervi' r.ililillea in a aeeejitablo inaiiii-r.
JAS. KYNASTON, i
XT "T O 23L" 313 3FL
Alld e:d. I' in
ALL KINDS OF J'lilvSH MEATS
.Near Cor. Twentieth '.roU and
HYLAND & SAUR
And Dealer- in
CHOICE FRESH MEATS,
Of eVel') cleeiipli.in,
Ci.r. 1 0 1 1 1 Mn et and (.'iilutlier.-lid AM'lUle,'
.S'evl tlotif In lhe II j land Saloon,
G. D. WILLIAMSON,
And Dealer In
No. 7(1 Ohio I.oi ee, CAIIIO, ILLS
J3TSneclal attention given to cniiMnn.
nients and lllllni: orders. 11-2 tl
Groceries, Provisions, Etc.,
3NTo. IIO OJvio Xjovoo,
DANIEL LAM PERT,
Ktlth Street, hettyeen AVadilnslon and
D 3 -
PLittx!....!., 1. M.i: !
w..v...iv in.-, i .ni-iii ii(. - iiii'iui,. -
illicit Arlifs, J)nii.t's
ii .... ..... i . ... . i ti
t i i ii v vi ss. !iv
fttllllf, I'JlC, l,tC, l:U'.
L1t..H . 1
t . .. ----- .... .
Hioil or ISrllllnl with KrlhMt- Pnii! Itt
3WII0LESALB & KKTAM
71 Ohio I, ewe.
ROSE & TEMMI
U 1 , I lUi'l I 'it ui I tut
FRENCH AND 0RNAME
mnVKUS, 1 1 MA VMS COMJ'AKMD JIAINDS, I5U.
Ami Everwliin;; I'ertainiiif,' Li t'.ijfielioiicr Ornamental .cd
NO. 172 WASHINGTON AVENUE, J
CAIRO, - ElaMlVrt
f l elwr.-n l"ih and 1 llli .i- i
Ir-m ALr..i..l will K-erm- I'n.u.j.t Attf-i.ti. a 1"' tinU ai d
' l iirtii-lu-.i nl l!clticul l'rir-t-
i'l- l-J'i .rn
I ale I'r ..rii ti r i.f
CORNKH blXTIi STliMMT ANDOIIIO MMV MM.
Mr. WnlKi-r imvinj; taken eliuvpe nl'iliii old anil well-known lion c w
onco jivo it u tlioroiisli reiiovatiiij.', anil put it in liwt-claw order fur lliu n
tion guostH. .Mr. Walker will veleiiine hi, old eutnineri to tin-new hoiHe
will always lio glad tofco tlieni.
Iirsi -class Day Hoard $20 por lUonlli.
SO Ohio Itcveo -
EDMUND HUEFNER, Proprietor-
TIio l'liiiiler'rt Ilou o it located on (Jliio Loveo Sireet in
QLOSV) rJIOXTM ITY TO II AIL IIO AI) DE
POTS AND STEAMIBOT LANDINGS
And in tlio Center of nlio ItiniineHH Portion of tho City. Tho IIoiuo is new
and eonipleto in nil il iitipniiitincnlH. Tho roomn, aro luro nnd airy, lie.sides
buiii,' olugiiiitly furnished and enrpoteil. (incuts will rccoivo eourleous treat
ment and tho he.it of accommodations.
Transient Guests $2 per Day. Day llnnrlors$20 iov Month .
A Trusty Watch for Trains
AND II ETA I L
n i.i v tm mm wli
l i 'liiiincrv, rioans. lirif
l-'mipy (!(iods, Collier
iiivni1 .-iroi'in 1 'n in I , ,.
t , .... , . .
-.it. iiiAkiir, hi rn iJiin hii i in iii i .1
RETAIL S. i'HE't'flll'TK
U'.isIiIii'Ioii Ave. ror. III?
llir U Ni-li..l.is ll.'lil
u.i rinl. nili til .( tl.e
and Boats Day and Night.
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