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Cniitliiueit from Nocond fngn.
no longer bu charged by tlio capitalists to
cotiipemiato for tliu i If k ol n downword
llitctimtioii In the vnliiu ol (he currency.
Second. I MigKeiit that the secretary ol'
the 'rrtaury bu authorized to redeem
Miy not to exctcil $2,000,000 inoiitlilv or
legal lender notes, by Issuing In their
atead loiiif bondi, bearing lntereM nt Ihii
rate 01 II 05-100 per cent. per annum, ol
denomination! ranging from $.) to
$1,000. Thl would In 1 1 1 iks reduce the
legal tender notes to a voluuio that could
bu kept all oat without demanding re
dumption In large sums suddenly.
laviNci ur TiiRiot'iii:.
1 recommend that additional power be
given to the aecretary of the Treasury to
accumulate void for the Hnal redemption
of currency, increasing tho icveniie, eur
tailingexpciiac, or both. Ills preferable
to do both, and I recommend that the re
duction of expenditure! be inudo when
ever It earn be dune without Impairing
government obligation .or crippling the
rtue execution thereof. One measure lor
lucre-ulna; tliu revenue nuil the only one
I think of Is the restoration ot the duty
on tea and ooflec.
A TAX UN TEA.
Theae duties would add probably $18,
OWJ.OOO to the present aluouut received
for Import and would in noway Increase
the pricct paid for those article by the
conauinert. Theae artlclea aiu the pro
duct! of countrien collecting icvenue
Irotn exports, and, ns we. tholargcstcon
miniers, reduce the duties, tlicy propor
tionally Increase them. Willi tlili uddl
dltlou to the revenuu many duties now
collected, and nhich give but an Imlg-
nlllcnnt re turn ror tno con oi cniieciion,
might bo remitted and to tin- tilnct ad
vantage ol consumer! alone. 1 would
mention (bote articles which cuter into
manufacturers of all sorts. All drilled
paid upon such articles go directly to the
cotl the article w hen rnanulactured
here, and must be paid for by t-onsuincr.
The duties now only cotue liom tho con
sumer alone, but act ui a protection to
foreign manufacturers of tho compleltd
article in our own and distant market-.
anoiiiki: i mn.nios.
1 will .uggett or mention another Mib
ject bearing upon the problem ot liow to
viiahlo the ecretary ef the treatuay to
at cumulate balances. It is todevf-u some
better tnelbod of verifying claims again!
the government than at preaent exists
thronf-li the Court ol Claims especially
those claim growing 0j- uw jaje uar
Nothing is more certain than that a large
percentage of amounts pa-scd and paid
are in part or wholly fraudulent or airs
far In excess ot tho real loci .sustained.
Large alleged loci, proven on good
ti-tiinouy according lo existing law, by
udld.ivitV of lictltloti or unscrupulous
pcrtous, have bern Mitninr.d on .-mall
1. 1 run and plantation') and are not only
far beyond the possible yield of those
plaits for an v one year, hut n everyone
Luows who Inn experience In tilling the
oil, and who has vielted the scenes of
the nKiIlatioii', are in many Instances
more thau the Individual claimants were
ever worth, Including their pcr'onal
property and real estate. The report of
the attorney-general, which will be sub
mitted to Congrc at an early day, will
contain a detailed hHtory ot the award
made, and of the claim- pending, of the
clan here referred to.
rnouiiu: tsixuuTAiiv ov wai:.
The report of the Secretary ol" War ac
companying thl mcgiagc - a detailed
account of army operations for the year
Just passed, expciives for maintenance,
etc., with i,'couimouilatlou lor legisla
tion to which I respectfully Invito your
attention. To come of thco I liivlto
hecial attention. First,' the ncce-slty of
making '!0,000 of the approiirlatiou'for
the suli'Mcncc department available be
lore the lx'k'Inulugnl the next ll-cal year.
Without this provision, troops at point
distant from Mipply production must
tllicr go without foot! or existing laws
mii't be violated. It is not atte nded with
cost to the trvaury.
Second, his recommendation' of an cn
actment of a system of tiuuuitles tor the
famllleh of deceased olllcers by tho volun
tary reductions from tliu monthly pay of
olllcer. ThU again Is not attended with
a burden upon the treasury ; and would
lor the fill in o relieve much distre,
which every old army olllcer ha' wit
nessed, on the part of olllcers dying sud
denly or being killed, leaving" fauitlle
without even mean of reaching their
tiieudi it forlituatu enough to have
friends to aid them.
Third, the repeal of the law abolish
ing mileage and a return to the old y
tem. Seventh, the trial with torpedoes under
t' corps ot engineers ami Hie appropri
ation for thu lame. Should war ever
occur between the I'nitcd States ami any
maritime power, torpedooi will lie
among, II not thn most ellective anil
cheapest auxiliary for the defense of har
bors and also in airrrshe operation
that wo can have, Henco it 1 advisable
to learn by experiment their best con
struction ud application well an
Filth, a permanent or'anlatiou for the
signal service corp. This icrviee lias
now become a necessity ot peace as well
as war under the advancement made by
the present able management.
Sixth, a renewal of the appiopriation
lor compiling the. otllelal records of the
The condition ol" our navy at this tlino
Is a subject of atUfaction. It docs not
contain It is true any of the powerful
cruixlni: iron-elads which make so much
of the maritime strength ot some ot the
other nations, but neither our continental
situation nor our foreign policy requires
that we should have a largo number of
hip of till character. Our navy docs
contain, however, a considerable number
ol Iron-clad of the monitor class, which,
though not properly cruisers, uro pow
erlul and etUctlve lor haritor defense and
for operations near our own shores. Ot
Ihese, all the single turreted ones, llficon
In number, have been substantially re
built, their rotten wooden beams re
placed with Iron, their hulls Htrength
eued and Ihelr engines and ma
chinery thoroughly repaired so
that thoy are now In inort
eillcient condition mid neatly ready for
sea, ns soon us thoy eau bo manned and
put lu commlstfiun. Tho live double
turreted Iron-clads belonging to our na vv,
by far the. most powerful of our ship's,
for lighting purposes, are. also In hand
undergoing complete repairs, unit could
bo ready for sea lu periods varying from
four to six mouths. With thesu com
pleted, according to thu present design,
and our Iron-clad torpedo boats now
ready, our Iron-clad licet will be for the
purposes ol defense at home, equal to any
force that can be readily brought ugalnst
it. Of our wooden navy, nlso, cruisers of
varioua sizes, to mo numucr m unout
fort v. Including those now In commission.
arc in the Atlantic, mid could bu
ready for duty as fast as men could be
enlisted for those not already lu eommis
slflti, Of these, ono-thlrd nio In effect new
slims, and tlmuirli soma ol the re
niaindcr need considerable repairs on
their hollers mid machinery, they nil are,
or oau readllv bo made effective. This
constitutes a fleet of more than AO war
ships, of which 15 nro Iron-clad now In
hand on the Atlantic coast. Tho navy
his been brouir it to this condition by
ludlolous and practical application of
what; could bo spared from tho current
appropriation ol the lat lew years and
from that made to meet the possible em
ergency ol two years ago ; It has been
done quutly, without proclamation or
display, and though It has nec
essarily straightened tliu department In
Its ordinary expenditures, and as far as
the Iron-clads are concerned has added
nothing to thu cruising force ol the navy,
yet thu result Is not tliu less satisfactory,
bccaiifce It is to he found In n great In
crease ol real rather than uppateut force.
The expenses Incurred In tho mainten
ance of an efToctlve naval force In nil lis
branches aru necessarily large, but such
forcu-ls essential to our position, relations
and diameter, and nllects seriou'ly the
weight of our principles and policy
throughout thu whole sphere of naval
responsibility. Tho estimates for the
regular support of this branch or the
service lor tho next year amount n little
less In thu aggregate to those inadu for
the current year, but some additional ap
propriations arc asked for objects not In
cluded in thu ordlnaiy maintenance of
the uavy, but believed to be of prcsslnt
Importance nt this time.
UN A Waii i-oot'0.
It would. In my opinion, be wise at
once lo ntllord sufllclent means for the
Immediate completion ol the live double
turreted monitors now undergoing re
pairs, which mut otherwise advance
slowly and only as money can be spared
Ironi Ihu currmit expenses. Supple
mented by the-e, our navy, armed with
tho detruetlve weapons of modern war
fat u. manned by our seamen, and lu
charue of our Instructed olllcers, will
present a force powerful for thu home
purposes of u responsible though pence
mi: i'(iji.sii:it-ii:M:uAi.'si iiucoiit.
The report of the postmaster-general
herewith transmitted trlves u full Tilstorr
! of tho working of tho department for
! ., i.... ?... . i. ...in i... ..i i
wie jr.w Jim it,,in iu uu-ri,vu
that the dellclirney to be supplied from
the general treasury has Increased over
tlie amount, required tor trie preceding
vear. In a countrr so vast lu urea as
the I'nltfd States, with large portions
par.elv settled, ft must lie ex
pected 'that this important service will
be more or less a burden upon the treas
ury for many ycare to come, but there
Uno branch o'fthc public service which
interests tlie whole people more than the
cheap and rapid transmsiou of tho
mall''. The commercial advantages to
be gained by a direct lw. of American
steamers to thu South American latei
will far out-wcigli Ihc expense, of s(.r.
rice, bract ol Congress, approved .March
A (.Oilll lllINli Allt'sKD.
Almost all nutter, whether properly
mall matter or not, may be sent any dis
tance through the malls In package not
exceeding four pounds in weight for the
sum of IIS cents per pound. So far as the
transmission of real null matter goes this
would seem entirely proper, but 1 sug
gest the law hi so amended a- to ex
clude from the mails merchandise ot all
de;criptiens and limit this trau-porta-
Hon to all articles enumerated and which
may bo classed as mall matter proper.
TUB III.AI K llll.l.s.
Tlie d -covery of i;old lu the Black illlK
a portion of tlie Mouix reservation, his had
the fleet lo induce a large emigration o
miners to that point. I Inn far, the ellort
to rio'cclthu treaty rights of the Icdians
of Hi it steticn have licrn 'Jee. Mill, l.ut
tliu linxt y ar w ill eeifalnly witness a large
'n resC "of siith euibrr Hlon. The Ucrjotl
ntiuiia fur the re'lnqlhsliment of tlie gold
tiolil li.-ivln,' failed, ll will be nc ceirv for
(J ngresstn adopt kjuw ruta-ures t jjrellcte
the eiiitiarrss-mi nt growing out uf the
caiiw- n-nied. Thu secretary of the lute
rtf.r -ngge fed that tho mpplie- now appio.
iruted tor the sustenance of that people,
being no longer ob Igatory under the treaty
ot iNis but lmply a grxtultv, be Issued or
w Ithlicld at Ills discretion.
tiii; iniiia.v unnnouY.
The rnmli lou of tho Indian Territory to
which I have rtlcrrcd In several of my
former annual iiicag rt mains j rantle.illy
unchanged. The secretary ot the Interior
In- taken measures to obtain a full report
of the condition of that territory, and will
makelt the subject of a special rcportat un
early day. It nny then bo ncees.ary to
make some limber rccouimi r.dal lonl In
regard to legislation lor the government ol
that ten! ory.
lilt: PATK.NT OITK K.
'I he Heady growth and Increase of tlie
business of the Patent ofHce Indicates In
some measure tlie pncreri ol the IndiMr al
activity ol tho country. Tho receipts of
the olliee are lu cxces ol it expeiidituii
anil the i. Illce generally i In a proqiorou"
and sdtUl.utory eonditlon.
mi: LSND UFKICK.
The report ot the Oencral Land otHcc
thowh there were if.tUMOl acres less dis
posed of during this tlian last vear. More
Hull one-half of lliia deureiue wan In lands
disposed of under too homestead and tlm
hcr ciil'ure laws. The tausrs ot this de-
uuji; are suppoicd to he found III tliu
grasshopper scnirge and tho drouths wlihh
pruvailrd so extenslvel)' lu soino f thu
Iroutier Mates and to discourage and deter
entries by net nil sutlers. The cash re
ceipts were Irss by fi'.s),3Ji 'J;! thin during
thu pieccding year. Tlie entire, surveyed
ireaol the puiiilc uomain is ij,-jjs,n:n
:icres. ot which Stj.0T7.ri3l acres were sur-
ip eil iliirhiL' the nasi veur. Ieaiinr l.l.'il.-
4Tf.".n-i acres still itiisurveyed. The report
ol the coinnus-ioner irccnts many inter
esting suegestions lu regard to the manage
ment and (llst'o.-ltlon of the ptlblle. doiniln
and the modification ol existing laws, the
apparent Importauee of which should sc
cuie lor them thu careful rnmddcratloli ol
Congress, Thu number of petitioners still
continues to decrease, tho hlgheit number
lisvihg been reached diirim: the year end
ing; .lunetIO, l!T:l.
(UK I'l'.NCrO.N lll'llKAl'.
During thu last resr li.r."7 names were
ad Jed to thu rolls and Vi,'l wuro dropped
therefrom, showing a net decrease of 1,120.
Uu. while thu number ol oeiisloners lias
decreased, thu aniiusl amount duo on the
jiciirion roll, iia increased M,IT;l,:i':i, This
s eaused by thu Increased average rate ol
pensions w nf h by thu llhcral legl-hitlon of
Congress Increased from ?!t.0-il in iSl'i to
t10.:i'.il in IST.'i. to each individual pension
er an Inercasj in tho average of llllecli per
cent. In the three yesrs during the year
euuirg.lune ill, 1st j, ihero was- paid on ac
count ol pcnliio. in;ludlrg the expenses
of disbursement, s'i".! 0, being s?!i,ltnu
li'i less than was paid tliu preceding year.
Mils reduction J ii amotiut of expcudlturi s
was produced liv thu decreaiu lu the
amount ot arrraruges duo on allowed claims
and on pension, thu rata of which was In
creased by thu legislation ot the preceding
session ot Cougr ss. At thu doe of thu
lau ll-cal vear there woro on tliu pension
rolls. '-'11,821 persons ol'lwuom J10,riK). wtrj
armv tiunstnnci's, io,SiS nuing inviiuiis and
lnl.Ns.i widows and donendent relatives:
3,420 wei-o navy nt iisloners, of whom 1,(1 ll
wcro invalids ami l,,M w mows ami depend
ent relatives: 31, oils wcro pen-lonurs of the
war of 1SI2 IR.b'.'i of whom were survivors
and,),lii;i wuro widows. It ts estimated
that 2!,r;t,0tWl will bo required lor the
pavinentof pensions for tho next llcl year
an amount i!i(jri,Cuil less than tho e.-tlniato
fur the ptesent year.
Tliu geological explorations havo been
prosecuted with energy during tho year,
covering an area of about 40,000 sutiaru
miles In tho Territories of Colorado, Utah
ami New Mexico, developing tho agricul
tural and mineral resources and furnishing
interesting scientlllu and topographical de
tails of that region.
Hir. INDIAN POLICY.
1 ho method for thu treatment ol the In
dians adopted at the beginning of my lltst
term has been Hoadily pursuod and Willi
satisfactory ami eimouraglug reult'. It
hss been produetUo ol ichlent Improve-
lllCIlt In thu Condition ..r Hint nrn. mid will
be continued, with only hucIi raoillllcatlons
as iiiiincr uAperiuncn niny Indicate, to no
The hoard lieretoforu apiolntedto like
charge of the articles and materiui i.,.ct,itn.
Ing U tho War, tho Navy, Ihu TiBiisury,
the lntcilor and the lotnlllcu department,
and thu Ucjinrinieiit of agriculture, the
Smithsonian (uitiliilc, and tho conimlstlnu
of food llsh to- bo contributed under flic
Icgl.latlo'J of the list session to the Interna
tional exhibition to bo held at Philadelphia
d .ring the centennial year, 18 ill, has been
diligent In the direhargc or ti.t duties
which have devolved upon it, and the pre
naratlons o far made Willi the means at
command give as.uraiice that tire govern
mental conttlbutlon nlll be one ol tho
marked charactclMlcs of the exhibition.
The board has observed commendable
economy In tho matter of thu erection of
buildings lor the government cshibltlon,
the expense ol which, It Is estimated, will
not x':ecd, sjy W,0o0. This mount has
been withdraw n, under the law, from the
appropriation of tlvo ol the principal ( c
narimeiits, which leaves somo of these de
partments without suHlcleut means to ren
der their respeutiso practical exhibits com
plete"; and sKtl.fsctory. The exhibition
being an international one, and the govern
ment being a voluntary contributor, it is
mv opinion that Its contribution should be
of a characti r, lu quality and extent, to
sustain thu dignity and credit ot so dittln
kMilshcd a contributor. Tlie advantages to
the country ol a credltablo display are, lu
mi International point of slew, of the lltst
Importance, whlfo anlndlfTercntordlscred
I la bio participation by toe government
would be humiliating to thu patriotic led
Ins of our pooplo thctnscUos. I commend
tho estimates nt the hoard tor thcucctrsary
additlonal appropriations to the favorable
consideration of Coogics.
The powers of Europe, almot)wlthout ex
ceptloti.sof many ol the fjoutti American
tttes, and even the more dlslant Kas'ern
powers, have manifested their friendly sen
timents toward the t'hlted Ststcs and the
Interest" of tho world In ouf
progress by taking steps to join
with us In celebrating the centennial ol tbc
nation, and I strongly recommend that a
more national Importance be given to this
exhibition by such legislation and by such
appropriation as will insure us success.
Its value In bringing to our shores lunum
able useful works nf art and skill, the en
mingling of the citizens of foreign countries
and our own, aril the interchange of Ideas
anil manillacliires win lar exceeu any pc
cunlary outlay we may make.
I trail ni t herewith the report ol the com
mi'Mooerol agriculture, together with the
reports of tho commissioners, the board
o' health of the Di'trktof Columbia, to all
ot wiiicli i invite your attention.
The bttroau of agriculturists has accom
pllsbcd rctich in dlsictnlnating useful
knowledge to the agriculturist, and also
Introducing new ami usciui productions
adapted to our soil and climate, and Is
worthy o the continued encouragement of
The report of the commissioner of educa
tion which accompanies tho report of the
secretary ol the interior, shows a gratifying
progress In educational matters. In nearly
vrrv annual message that I have had the
honor to transmit lo Congress 1 have called
attention to the anatndous, not to say scan
dalous, condition of iltslrs existing lu the
territory of I' tali, au'd have a.ked or detlu-
ate legislation to correct it. mat polygamy
should exist In a free, ftillghtened n!
Christian country without the power to
punish so llftgraut a crime agalnsi decency
and morality, seems preposterous, since
there is no Jaw to sustain this unnatural
vice: but whatlis needed Is a law to nunlsh
it as a crime, and at the same timo lo tlx
the sta u of the iLnocent children, the olf-
spring or this system, and or the possibly
inno.'rnt plural wives ; but as an Institution
po'vgamy should be banished from the land.
White this Is being done. I Invite the at.
tentlon of congress to another, though per
haps no less an evil, thu Importation of
Chinese women, but lew ul whom are
hrought to our shores to pursue honorable
or useful occupations.
Dr.r(.TIVB LANK I.4W.S.
(lb-ervst'ons while visiting tho trrrltor-
lea of Wyoming. I tah and Colorado, dur
ing the past autumn, cji.vlnced me that ex
js'lng laws relitiug to tho disposition of
publis tsn N, tim'jer, etc., and probably the
mining laws tliemselve-, areserydcfcclhe
and should be carefully amended, and a.
an earlv day. In a tcnitory where cultiva
tion of tho soil can only be rollowed by irri
gation tho la is not practicable. The
lands which can only be ti'ed a pastursge.
and this only wh're hock esn roach wattr
to quench Us thirst; cannot be governed
l.r the same laws as cnincs oi lanus, every
acre of which Is an Independent estate by
itself. Land must be held in larger quanti
ties to justify tho expense of conducting
water upon It to make ll fruitful or to jus
tify utilizing it as pasturago. The Umber
in most ol tins teriltories is principally con
fined to the mountain regions, which are
field for entry in small qu intllles onlv ana
a mineral lands. The timber Is thc'pr p
erty of ihc United St,tes, for the d!po-al
of which there Is no sdcUatc law. The
settler must become a consumer of the tim
ber, whether lie 'Ives upon the plains or
engages In working the mines. Hence,
every man becomes a trespasser himself or
knowliii'y a patron ol trepatrcrs. -My op
pnrtunlties for observing were not guttle
lent to justify me in recommending 'pecftiu
legislation on tli'i-o .ubjects, but l do rec
ommend that a jolut commit'eu of the two
houso i of congres, -tinielen'ly large to be
divided Intm sub cominlttcf , be orginled
to tslt uttelie iiuiilng tats and territories
dm ing the corning summer, nmithat thu
eamuilttee shall report to coiilmc-s nt tlia
noxt session such la.v- or amendment to
laws as It may deem necessary to secure
the best Inteiests of the government and
tho people ol tlic3 terr torios wno aru do
ing so much for their development. I nm
sure the citizens oceupyltig the territories
described do not wish to be trespassers, nor
will they bo ir legal ways are provided for
them to lKcnme owners of theso actual
necessities of their positions.
As this will ho tho last snnual message
which I shall have the honor of transmit
ting to congress before my successor Is
cliocn I will repeat or recapitulate the
que-tlons which 1 deem of vital importance
which should be legislated upon at d at this
first. That the st. to th ill ho required
to a fin rd the opportunity of a good com
mon school odtuation to every child within
Second. That no sectarian tenets shall
he over taught In any school supported in
whole or In part by tho state or nation or
by piocccd- of any tax levied upon any
community. IMucatlon shall bu made com
pulsory so far as to deprive all persons who
cinnot read and write Ironi becoming
voters after the vear ISftO. dlsfranehislne
none, however, on grounds of Illiteracy
who may be voters at the time this amend
ment takrs ell'oct.
Third. To declare, church and slate for
ever separate and distinct, but ea;h freo.
within their proper sphere, and that all
church property shall bear Its own propor
tion of taxes.
Fourth. To drive out licensed Immor
ality, such ns polygamy and thoiuipoitatlon
ol women for illegii filiate purposes.
mo recur ngaiu to tno centennial year, it
would seem a though, that as wo are about
to begin thu second century of our national
existence it would be a most titling time
for these rotorm.
Fillh. To enael such laws as will secure
a speedy return to n sound currency, such
win command me respcci ot ino w orm.
ISclbvIng that the-o viows will commend
theme1ves to tlie great majority of the
right-thinking ami patriotic elilous of the
United Stairs, -i submit tho rest to
Congress. (Signed) U. 8. OllANT.
KXKITT1VK .MAMV.ON, HOC. 7, lti.
Tho placu to get tho best, cheapen and
largest tissortiuent of Alupticus U at D.
Ilartniaii's dry goods story, corner Sixth
street mid Commercial avenue.
It you want mi economical beating
stovu for wood and one of tho handsom
est stoves in tho market, with Illumina
ted front, buy thn improved Evening
Star which took tlie blue ribbon nt St,
Louis Fair last October, over all others
on exhibition. For sale by C. W. Hen
derson, 104 Commercial uvoutie, Cairo,
Wntcrimiot'tt mill t'lnuiiclw.
Wo oiler tit reduced rates, best black
walerprool, nt 00 cents.
Hkii.uiion & Wkii,
TIlUltSDAY. DECKMUKltlt, 167C.
Local Weather Hrpurt.
CAiao, 111., Dee I975.
TI X. lUa. j Tll. "WlMP. t VliL. I WkATH.
7 am, '.d.wmi a, V 11 I cloudy"
tl ir-i.wi 37 W I t 1
'p.iu. as MV I s
gurjfint, SiKiial Smlce, U. H. A.
All ulinost new parlor coal stove for
sale cheap at ilatluts & Ulil's commis
sion house. 12-0-Tit.
All the latest styles of gents' and boys'
hats, at ruinous prices, ot I). Ilartmau's,
corner Sixth and Commercial nvenue.
Come and sec inc. 1'2 .Vtf
The great length ot the President's
message, which we publish In full,
crowds out almost all other matter lo
cal and otherwise.
Atteutlwn t Dralera.
Wo have four dozen Imitation Kbony
JSptngue C,,-JMiij.r, taken for silver.
tislng, which wu w ill sell at two dollars
per dozen. Inquire at ltullctlti olliee.
I'sriii-Hlan Tickets for Stule.
We have two tickets good lor tlie round
trip in the grand excursion to conic ofl'on
the 17lh, which we will sell very low.
Were is a chance lor a cheap ride, provi
ded thu tickets are taken soou.
Col. K. Id. Lowe, oi Pulaski, Pulaski
county, desires to lake ten or a dozen
horses to winter nt his farm. Good stit
bllng and pasture, at low rules. Forrcl
erencu apply lo J. II. Metcalf, Cairo, Ill
Tlie linn ot llulcn it Wilson has been
dissolved, Mr. Sain K. Wilson retiring.
Mr. Hiilen will continue the bus
iness ot the late firm at the old stand.
There was nothing done in the police
Hibernian I'lro Compniiy. Attention.
There will lie a special meeting of the
Hibernian lire company at their hall,
Thursday evening, December tltli. A full
attsuidance is requested, ns important
business will be transacted.
By order ot the company,
12-7-:it. P. O'Lauohmn, Sec'y.
The firm nf llulcn & Wilson it this day
dissolved by mutual consent, Samuel K.
Wilson retiring. II. M. llulcn continues
tho business at No. S3 Ohio Levee, and
assumes all Habllites of the llrm. All ac
counts duo, and owing by the firm will
Iw, settled by Id in.
Samuki. K. Wilson,
Cairo, December S, 1S7... 12-9-Ct
Attempted IliicliMity Kobberj .
On Wednesday morning about 3 o'clock,
while Mr. Will Hawkins was parsing
along Washington avenue, just above thu
custom houe, he was ajiproached by a
hurley looking Individual armed with a
bludgeon, and ordered to stand and de
liver. Assuming the air of an olllcer
Hawkins ordered the fellow to walk In a
certain direction, and he walked.
MissJosic Fosgate, of Uurlington,
Iowa, Is In Ihc city visiting nt tlie resi
lience ot her aunt, Mrs. Louis Jorgeusou.
W. J. Suit, of Johnson county, was
in thu city yesterday.
Ur. C. W. Dunning left for Lexing
ton, Kentucky, on Tuesday, where he
goes to nttead Ills nephew, who Is not ex
pected to live.
l At hist nceo, ints there was no change
lu Mr. J. P. Fulton's condition. IIu was
still very sick.
-J. C. Willis, of Metropolis, was lu
the city yesterday.
-Col. S. S. Taylor arrived in the city
The t'rnntl L'ulon, of Hew Tori.
One of the most popular and liberally
patronized of tlie New fork Hotels is
tliu (irand Union, opposite tliu Urand
Central depot. It is a commodious hotel,
having over .150 elegantly lurnlshcil
rooms, elevator, steam and all modern
Improvements. Its close proximity to
the depot saves its guests carriage hire
and baggage oxprossago, which of itsell
equals a day's board.
The appointments, service, cuUine and
all other features of thu (I rami Union are
strictly llrst-clats, and ol thu best, while
the rate of charges are lower than at any
other llrst-ehiss house lu the city. All
parts of thu city are easily reached by
street curs and stages that continually
pass the Grand Fiilon. Parties visiting
New Vork during the holidays, for mak
ing purchases, will Hud this thu most
convenient Uotol lu Mm city. 11
A Poor Attempt,
Snow fell yesterday lu little quantities.
It would therefore bu In order to remark
that tho school-boy cries: "It snows:
hurrah!" and that his shout Is ringing
through parlor and hall. It would also
bu in order for that solitary ilclgh inaiiol
our city to get his machine out, witli thu
three bells he jingles, and go to work In
the mud. Whou we were young u time
back hi tho past several years we used
to liko tho tlrst snow of winter, but not
one of thu tlrst snows wo saw lu tlioe
days wits as wwak as the tirst snow dem
onstration of yesterday in this city. It Is
true, wu started into the business of life
closer to tho North pole than Cairo Is,
but there can bo no excttsu, In our opin
ion, for thu pitiful attempt made by tho
Winter yesterday to Indulgo lu a little
season ot snowing. It was as (-rent a
failure as well, as will bo tho attempt
ot innocent I). W. to make himself a
straight whisky saint Instead of a crooked
whisky sinner. Just about that much of
From a citizen Jul Johnson county who
w as In tho city yesterday, we Icirned that
tho caso of Cliss, II. Ham vs. A. J. Kuy
kenda 1 ami I. N, Peatce was decided In
the supreme court a lew days ago, Mr.
Ham obtaining Judgment agalost MsJ.
Kuykendall and 'Houlro Pes reo In tho mini
ofS,fj05. This suit grew out ol the build
ing of the eourt houso J at Vienna. Mr.
Ham and t N. Pcarcc took a contract to
build the court l,oue. MaJ. ICuykeu
dall became bondsman tor lis nmi
I'cnroi (or the falthlul performance f
tho svork. Alter considerable labor
had teen done on the building, Mr. Ham,
retaining hit Interest in the contract,
turned the supervision ot thn work over to
'Squire Pcarco, and himself took a coutract
on the Cairo and Vlncennes railroad, which
was theu being built. When Ham returned
to Vienna he loutid that he had been
ouitcd from his lotcrcst la the court house
contract, and tint the bonds Issued for I
construction hid been paid over to Pearce
and Kuykendall. Ham br.ught suit against
Pearce and Kuykendall for one-half the
prollts growing out of the contiact. it Is
more than probable that MnJ. Kuykendall
will t.ave the whole of the amount of the
judgment to pay, as '.qulro Pearce, has
within the last three or four year lost
about all the property he hid. Mr. O. A.
Harkcr, ot Vienna, and a. P. Wheeler, ol
Cairo, were attorneys for Mr. Ham.
RririilAr JfeelliiB Thereof.
(.'.uno. III,. Due. 7. l7i.
Present His Honor-Mayor Winter; mid
ji(iermen nuiiiuay. Lancaster, .ein
Parker, Paljcr, ltitteiihotue, Saup
, ngui ami l nciiui u.
On motion of Alderman Paticr thu lead
Ing of the minutes of the previous meeting
was dispensed with, and the minutes ap
I he following reports of city olllcers
were presented and read, and on motion
of Alderman Hallidsy, received mid placed
Iteport of II. F, Itlakc, city treasurer, for
Kcports of F. Ilross and J. J. UlrJ, pllco
magistrates, fur October.
lloporf of John Clan.iy, city Jal'or, for
'the report of John II. (lossuiau, city
inar-hal, was presented and read, and on
motion referred to the committee on claims.
Thu report, of the llnanec committee fur
November was presented aid read, and on
motion of Alderman Wright, received and
A petition Ironi F. M. fclocktlcth, Jewel t
Wilcox and others, asking lor a reduction
in tlie liquor llccn-e, was on motion re
ferred to the llnanec committee.
A petition from P. A. Couant in refer
ence to executions in his hands, was pre
sented and read and on motion ol Alder
man Wright, referred to the committee on
The following bills wero presented and
read, and on motion, referred to the com
mittee on claims:
Henry Winter, major, tabuy for No
vember t It i.i
W. I. Axlny, clly elcik, salary fur No
emlwr Ti oli
11. K lllalr, rilv Ireu-iurr, salary fur
NovciiiVr.... Tti nu
John Uossraan, city marshal, salary lor
.1. G. I-mIIuc, A. CuIii, llrnry Srmt,
W. Woe ten, M. U'.Midley and Win.
Ilrowu, Mjllce constables, talury lor
November, fuch cueo
K. Rros', police luj.'lstmtc, salary lor
November "! (l"
J..I. llirJ, pollre ni.iUtrute, salary lor
II, ll. lllark,uttiirue)'sfn on lined It "3
Nrutton A. Hint, nulls for biilt walks . ll
lunioi Powers, pluw twuinuml tlmeiiew
bolts i t:
.tallies 11. i. s, eoal for cltf J it 1 1 T en
Jmncs slieltoii, lemutliij; cunl in coat
Jlurris Sullirau, liaiilin uimi to Jail h
iluines Itoss, coul lor clrrs. it olliee (SJ
It. il Cuniiltitfliniii, rent lor euiincil
chamber I.'i 1,1
A. 1 1 alley, I dnrn tin cups I J
.lobll l.Unov, iliellng prisuiieM PsiiU)i)
at .vs-ts i.er ituv s:i ii
lolin l limey, 1 'broom 40
w 1. liccrwoil, sluie-pipe, etc,, lor
eilvJall i) sS
Tiltf Cuclie, ton hiK barh'e .'
retcr wouiin, nays work on sine-
WnlksatSl ! perduy "-I Ii
Jerrv Munitiv. 'it ilV work on side-
M. iloulrhitn. IVi (tars' work on drain-
MHii-i ui mi w ier unv " s-.
unnttl MtwriUv HI'
.M. Ilriseall, 7,'j iluyn' work on drainage
ul l .Vi tier day 1 1 !'
Hull Ciisliinan, J1. (1 M-oikon drulii
Hveuiai u m-ritnr II -a
Win. Wolf, Hi (Uya work ou draltuijcf
att M per day 11 2
.lou n Lane, 2(lu)s' work on druiiiafre at
91 per duy :i ml
Juincs Furrell, hauliiiRai loads ol'luni-
I.er nt U't cents ht hint Pi M
.loh n KurRCjon, liuulliifc 'i loads of luiii-
lH-r ut Wi cents per loud 1 1,1
Timothy ttornian, supt. of ttut'ts, al-
uiy for NoTdinber " is
Culio liullelln Co., publishing council
piocfislinzs mid liens cutting IT M
John Clancy, extra uiruls furnished pi H-
onors bi 33
Culro City l!ascoin:iny, pis ceusiimcd
in Ktreet luiniis tllS ,V1
.I.S. Mcllilhov, lumber for i-ldewillkw... .'S.T Tl
N. Itlce, linnlf r for Klilewulks I IT IS
llrtore & l itherald, bilildiiiKsidewalkn
per contruetM IT.". i.T
lolin .McNulty, lor nulls a :i j
K, Caldwell, burying dos :'
TIIK NKW LXVKK.
Tliu following bills and estimates on the
construction of the new levee wcro then
read, and on motion of Aldorma'i Wright
referred to tliu eimmltteu on cIjIiiis, willi
instructions lo report Inslaiitcr.
John P. Ilely, engineer in charge, 1
month $IVI no
I, Power Ilely. oilman, 1 month Z" on
Ki( Ilely, tape ami uxniaa, i di()S s lo
lolin Duimoi v. c in Inmnti. 1 iluv I oil
ll llaseiijaaer, rlialiunan, I day 1 Mi
Itoliert Ilueuell, contractor, tor
cubic yards at lie per yard...- P'7 cs
Less li per cent 1 lii
Nell 'lh' M
tiii: commitikk's kkpout.
On mullou of Alderman Pallor, thn coun
cil adjourned for live, minutes to allow the
cotumUtccon claims to mako thu'r report.
Thu eonuuitteo on claims reported, re
commending tlie payment of ifM DO on thu
eiiidneer's bill, mid aklng further tlmo f
report on the balance.
Said committee also reported upon Ihu
estimate bill of Kobcrt llagnell, recommend
inn payment thereot.
On motion of Alderman Halllday, said
bill was allowed, ami thu clerk uiithorl.ed
to draw an order on tho treasurer lor Hie
amount on Ihu luth ol thu uninth, payable
out of tliu special luveo fund, by Ihu fol
Ayes Halllday, Lancaster, A'ellh, Par
ker, Pallor, illltouhouse, Saup, Wright and
Aldormau IVrlght ollVred tho following
lies lved, That the committeo on levco
be and are hereby empowered to arrange
with somugond aud suitablu parson ur per
tons to reprcsotit the city's Interest In Iho
present congress at Washington, during
such portions of tliu session as may be not
ossary lu securing tho passage of a special
appropriation for tho Immediate protection
And Improvement of the MUilsslppI river
banks, between the loot of I)lckoyS Island
and Iho mouth of tho Ohio river.
Alderman Ncllis moved to amend by In
serting the llnanco cotnmlltco Instead of
the levee committee. Catrled by the fol
Ayes Lancaster, Nolli-, Parker, Patler
Nay-Halllday, Itittenhnu-c. Wright and
The resolution as amended was then
adopted by the lollow Ing vole:
Ayc Halllday, Lancaster, Nul N, Par
ker. Patler, Hltteiihome, Saup, Wright and
YocUm f), '
A. petition from J. Pinl:, J. 1.. Harrul
and others, asking for a crossing on tho
cast sidu ol PopUr struct, with It- Intersec
tion with Washington itvunuc, was read
and on motion ot Alderman Nullls, tho
prayer ol tho petition w,i granted by tho
Ayes Halllday, Lancaster, Nclll, Par
ker, Patlor, ltlf enlijiHe, S.uip, Wilghtand
A ronuutmlcatlon from W. Ilitnes was
presented and rcul, and on motion of
Atdcrmm Nelll", referred lo tho finance
committeo with full power to act.
On motion ol Alderman I'mui,-.
W. '. ANt.LY,
A .nmi stun vee
To Cowperlhwait it Phillips to try llio.-e
Gold llticklu cigars.
K t-ry tiiitii; In Kenitlness
A Grand Good Time for All.
The fair and festival to be given by
the ladies of the Kpi?cniul church on
Thursday mid Friday nights, will Iki one
of the most notable events of the .-eason.
The supper will rouslt of oysters lu
every style, and nil oilier delicacies Im
prominent feature of the allair will
be the greut variety of toys and Christmas
presents for both young and old. .Much
labor and thought havo been -'pent In
the selection and manufacture of tlm-'u
things which will be dNpo.-ed of ut the
tno-t ren-nnatjli' prices, l-.vcrj bony
should visit llio fair Mid festival and see
lor tlieni'clves, mid partake of the sup
per. The uflalr will bo held in Thorn
ton's IJlock, on Tenth street. ll-S-2t
FroNli llnlliiuiirc uliell
1 1 -'JH.tr
the tPlntilerft' lloime.
This Is n new style of jilcturc now be
ing produced by Win. Winter, the ni list,
ot lids city. These pictures are creating
much interest lu all the principal Eastern
and Western cities, being altogether now.
They are unlike photograph', bolny
raised and beautifully enameled over the
entire surface, soft lu tone, but distinct lu
tho lights and eluules. No one who sees
them fulls to admire them, or to give the
artist an order. Y u have licen shown a
number of pictures of well-known Indies
and gentlemen of thu city, and have no
hesitation In pronouncing them perfectly
splendid. We would thereloro advise all
who take interest in such matters or de
sire pictures, to call upon .Mr. Winter nt
his gallery and examine bis work In tills
new branch of the shadow-capturing ni t.
The most beautiful stock of jewelry to
be found in .Southern Illinois, is now
on exhibition ami for salu by Under
llrothcrs. They are prepared to fiirnlh
buyers w ith any article that may be desir
ed, aud warrant satisfaction. They manu
facture to order watches, clocks, tings,
lockets, and everything that may be de
sired, and for proficiency in making fair
work, they stand second to noun lu the
country. Give tliem i call, and scu Vuv
.MIIMnrry I .Millinery I
Tho largest and best selected stock ol
.Millinery can bo found nt Hellbron &
Well's nt greatly reduced prices, consist
ing of line flower.'', wings, leathers, velvet,
valour and ornaments'. Special attention
is called to our line of Ostrich Feathers lu
all color, fro ni SI to $7, the largest In
LYNCH & HOWLEY'S
Real Estate Column
Iluslncss house on I.ovee, lately
copied by Cunningham & Stilwcll.
Iliisluess houso on Levee, near Sixth
street, lately occupied by Cross, Cole
man ifc Co.
Winter's lllouk-siiltublu for Hotel,
Otllces or Iluslncss rooms cheap.
Tenements numbered 1, 7, S ami f, lu
Winter's How, 5 rooms each, for $10 per
No. 10 (comer), $12 f0-7 rooms.
Cottage on Sixth street, near Wash
ington liven uu 1 rooms SKI u month.
Store room In "Pilot House," lately
occupied by A. Ilnlley.
Storeroom lately 'uplfd by Howe
Suwhic; Maeldno Co., on Ciuninerciul
avenue, near Ninth street.
Two small Houses west ol Twenty
second olivet, near Pine, j each per
Dwelling house on Twellth, near
Walnut, 0 rooiiH.
Store room on Levee, above, .eighth
street $20 per mouth.
Cnttiigo on Nineteenth street, near
Washington nveiiuo nt $S Ml n month.
Dwelling house on Sixth street and
Tpper lloor of brick building on
Commercial uvciiiii'i abovo Tenth street,
Hooms lu various parts ot the city.
FOR LKASK OK SALE.
number of Lots on Luvee, above
Twellth street, outwdu tiro limits. Also
a largo number of other Lota In dlllerent
Lands, In tracts to .suit, near Cairo.
Exchange for salu oii uM tit princi
pal cities of Kuropo at Enterprise Savlnga
Drunken-, bui4d !
Wlll.otit IncoiiTcnlenr,,., j.Mi; ,,,,. Aotl
dolescnt fiwto nay ..Mr,,. nrmptnr 0I19
K.I1. HUIin.ut, M. ll.
Manager St. Iuls Initiate llosi. I il.
()lllcn-llll ullve Street,' St. Louli.
Opium or Morphine Eaters !
Cured without pain or luconienicnce, atvnnr
home In tudaya. Medicines for first Hire week
tn-aliiirntaent rrceto any aildrca mi receiptor
live dollars, nixie iinioiint uwd dally.
' Address. V. II. HUlinAIID, M. U.
M.iiuiKer ftt. I.011U Inebriate Hoapltal.
Onic, nil Ollichliwt, Hi. Louis,
Live Agents Wanted
To sell Dr. Chase'n KcrIiics; or Infor
mation for Kvcrybody, In every county
In thu Kulted States nnd Cnnndas. F.n
larged by the publisher to 013 pages. It
contains over 2000 household recipes, mid
Is suited to all classes and conditions of
society. A wonderful hook nnd u house
hold necessity. It sells at .sight, (.rent
est Inducements ever otlered to book
agents. Sample copies sent by mall.
Postpaid, for S'J. Kxcluslvo territory
given.- sa.. iw.UouLlis their
money. Address Dr. Chase's Steam
Printing House, Ami Arbor, .Mlehb-wi.
A silver pl.ifed No. 0 Wilson Sliuttlo
Sewing Machine, hard (piano) finish,
valued at ?."). Will be sold nt $20 dis
count, on good turnip and ordered direct
from (he factory.
Colored ami mounted Maps ot the
cityol Cairo at $2 .Vlencli (halt price.)
A No. ! WiNon Shiittlo Sewlntr Ma
chine valued nt $7.i. Will bo fold at $1",
discount, find ordered direct from fho
A $.'0 Ifcmliigloii ..wvlng Machine
$."!0 on fur cash. .Suitable lor Inllor or
boot and shoo manufacturer.
A style "E," "Cloiigh, Warren &
.(. .s raror Organ, rlsdit from tho lac-
lory at Detroit. List price, $300. Will
bo sold for $200.
For any of the above articles, apply n
the Hbt.f.r.TiN ofllce. K. A. Huunkit.
The IttxiETtN printini;
establishment makrn n
specially of Dill Heads.
-Vote Heads, LeUer llciuls,
Staleineiits, l itrds, Ktc. Iok at these prices:
.Small size hilt lends, per loin i to
.Misliiiin tire bill head i, ier thmusuid. 3 75
All on fourteen pound paper, l.'arlble in! I la.
luted two cents: per pound lihitier limn paper
u-isl by nny oilier olUce uilcd to order at the
mills especially for this nllirc.
srti. iii.,,ij i .nr. i. iis.i :i is
lA'ucr iie.iiii, (Hriysie, per i'"' s .
VUlthiKcard.s ir package
Iluslneit cards, No. I 3-ply ItrUtol IhiiihI,
it lnw tl '! to f
Uualneaa rsirds, No I blank, i-r PVni a or
Uiurler-slieet, li.llf.-lu-ct, lull-sliis t and three
slicel Ki.sris, and eotoiisf w.jrls below .St Louis
Piimphli t, Hook Work mi I Price I.UIs made
i: v a ii r i: ictin i:m ex-i s.
TTWI'VII! of Pyas 'I'. Pntker, deceateil.
j'l he uii'lerslk'iuil haTiiii; been nnuoiiitrsl .d-
liiiniitrator ot'thcestutH ol' HvasT. Parker tale
of I he roiinly of Alexander and Situtc of Illinois,
deeeti.eil, tieieby irlves notice that he will up
per hcline Hie county court ot Alexander coun
ty, nt tlie court Ii0llu III Ihc city or Cairo, Illi
nois, in iiie.ianuary lerni, on inr iiuni .iionoay
In J.inunry iu.t, nt which lime nil i-cmoiu l,a -hi);
elaluis nxaiiisl wild eslatc are uotllled nnd
ieiiiiMed to allend lor the purpose orh.ivJm: the
tame ndjiisted. All pcraons imlebteil to mild es
tate uru ri iuedttii to nuke uniiieuiuiu nieiii
to tliu imricrs'Kned.
Hated lids 8rd (lav of December, A. I). 1S73.
JOHN H. MUIJCKY,
Attorney at Zinw.
OKKICK: Atrealdencc on Ninth Street, lie
tween W aslilngton nvenue niiil.W'nlniit !st
. . J . . . . J . . j
Tlie emit N'itio L'omiiiror, cure liiileiitic r'lU.
Coiitiilsloua, bpiiamt, M. Vltaa Hanre, and nil
Nervous Di.-cases: Hie only known Donitlvi, rem
edy lor Kplleiillu I'ilii. It ban been testisl by
tlioufunui nun nas never liecu known In lall in a
aliiKleensc. Trial packiiKul'ree. Unclose stamp
fur cliculars Klrllis evidence of rules
Addie-, Hit. M. A. ItHJIIMONP.
P-1.' dty llox Tit, St. Jonvpli, .Mo.
TO THE FRONT I
llrhsarker is piepuied to aupplv all w ho wlali
Ilieail, I'akea, Confectionery, ( lirlblinaa Cnndy
To, nnd all articles in 111 line. Krpeelal at
tention paid to trill); and OrnanicntliiK Christ
mas and New Year's Cukes. He Ls also preisiroU
to furnish pnity aupiera on sliorl notice.
ANV'IIIIMJ In our
store, "and we keep
ererytlilni: ronmtat u
uiM-cJa raucv ijoou
or toy rore. rsVml t'
l). II. lor Hnllidar
firooils. STKIN'D i
More, 100 MicllJon St
Clilcai.'o, Send for desciiptlve lilts,
obtained In Die In I led
-it.ilcs, Canada, aiidKu
ropu terms ai low as'
llio.eofany oilier rella-
line noitjf. wrre'iion
deuce invited lu the
1UU nnd foivien laiiKiiaRi., with lareatora, At
torney at uw, nnd oilier sollcitoni, eiK)clally
willi Iho" who hae had llieireuses reJeetMt In
the hamW ot'olher attorney. In rejccusl cj
our Ices are ivuoiiahle, and no charge la mad
iinleaa we nrc aneccaiAil,
ii you want a pi-
..... . i .. . ... i-i
, o villain, mm ll llliniei
M IS "I MKIl.lia MM'. I-
' full itr,.rii,lii,il or
ay our Inveulion
"We will nuke an
examliiatinnnt the patent onlce. and If think
Itpatentalile.wllUend ytiU ner ami advlc.
nnd prusecate your cae. Our re will lJ In or
a Oral or written in matter rt-
n In niattenirt-
I'alent iSi" aou
irett, Kx-Coroiulsidonf r of ),,V'ut''
r-,::...,::.! ii.i, , u. 11 Keiiev.
K . SecV
National l ine. boaUrllle. Kr I
l)in'I Aiuinan. 11, 8. N.. Wa-filinttfln. l. p.
5Vs.ndHtiunu for our 'liiil.U ror ot
IniT i'awnU," a book uf W
IHraaa ilm talatier
lout of Patent, Waia(ion. H. t
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