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FLOUR, GRAIN. HAY AND
CAIRO & VINCENNES R. R
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Baggage Handled Free.
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O'CALLAHAN & HALL,
nnflnif unit fluttArinor a. Rnnnlultv.
It. t a D4t4tal.aMa m ItvAninl.Tf Itl
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any pun or southern Illinois; n
irVitnlnv HnHa Timin HtovftH
JoMjc Front ytlr Dona.
Mrs. M. BWANDER
ow tn'rtvluz a larKe anit vll fix lul
FALL AND WINTER
A I hr fijii'l on
Wlitcn Stic Int I If a Hit hill lilloll l, llir laitlra
lalro ami vicinity In lliU .icU "III I
n, (lowers mid ull Mlllihi ry IhmwI., all i.f-
nu an 1110 laivi aivii'.iu (1.11. j.iniurin. iiiit-
ni ,.nr-i lump; jiui.ro, u'.n in
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Prlcos to suit the Times.
WAHHIIf QTOW AYENPEB.
ATS, llonueta, Klourra.s, Ijirta, ltiblnM,
hllkn, Velvita, Tb-t, KurhinirK , ( orel,
OlotM, lloalery, Woreliii.
to the "Ijtjle' Ilrrsn Itefuun'
ull (Via nuw afvla. nf Irlnilllttit .sllkn fur
IheiMi irnfMU will 1 kohi at tiry ion u
, for OA&II unit CASH O.NI.V l-ll-V'tl
CHOICE PERIODICALS FOR 1376,
ho Leonard Scott Pub. Co,,
41 BARCLAY 8T. HEW YORK
inue tliclr iiiiZioi-i-vi Ht'iirlntn of tlm
NNUHGU UKVIKW Whig.
nti i..iif..iif ii L. t r tn
tuliili)(f mailrilv i ritlele-ms nml miiuiiih
c of ull Hint is iru-li ii'jil taluulilR In
I llAri.lilv.t Cli.li.... .Hill Al'l lllll
iikiM nnwerlul monthly m Um Kiitllxh
.n.,r,.. I'.umma Ini- S l'OII I MS. K.SSAYS.
OK THE MIGHCHT LITERARY MERIT.
TKUMS (liulinilriK l'oitai,'e) :
FayabW Strictly ln Ad7nce.
auv eno llevlew, f
any two ltivluwi,
any three Hovlewn,
ull four Hcvlcwc,
tine, lilaokwood av.d one
IllackwooJ aliJ two
4 00 "
7 Oil "
1 bO "
16 00 "
UUekwooii and tlirco
Ulfxkwood ami the
illnoount of itvonty por t out, will lie al
ii : four ropleti ot UUckwood or or one
lew will be font to on ildren for
80, lour coplot of tho four HeTlcwa and
Iftonmllnr H4H. anil to on.
rcuUr wilD further puritcuiar miy uo
41 Uarclar Str.ct, Nw York
a ciiitiNT.ti.tN rtnv.wi:.
OiirCliiUliiia rirnliiif. loliiufn
JIM Iiiiiy lonif, I row!
'llieiiiml. iifJ-niiln L'liiii.i' ran Inn.
So he mil lulu ili lit
Conlil lie liU usual Kill Union
And nil Ml tilll-lm met '
llepullc-l liU ly-inl, uml ursleliail hit ln..i'l
A nil stt till caii tiry,
"There aiir tliltii's In Hit- wuiliV lieuM
' ''I lint niniicy uinnot liny
'I liinir iivolfiilnD iint'-. iln.ll Incut i
"I Jiur Hiuw rIiii I'l try.'
Ainl In rim! liv irate u nlniil.
Anil totinotlier ln-allh,
An J .hinvail llit-lliliil lli! bane Cut iin I
(II lilro'liiKa trun by a I vnll h
To waul tvhiil -on; Ion llii-lr lrnj.lrii iiil
Who Imi milvli lial fur ttr.tllh.
t'ur onu ha unn aliuOiiiml'-. life
Ilnck frum Hie ilrimLiml'" ilmnu:
Ami lor another liiiiiWr. wife
Miif In nnn-fiil tomb
I IiiiiiikIi nmnv H t lllage i-uuV ttllli lrll
llitilr rlutrrr of totirunl bloom.
One nnvtr mle be maile o limtc
illi tear iiion a new inuue xrate
tillir lire beiiimi
Unci, to a trlilontil inoUur Kate
An erring lonuwlnd vm.
lie brongbt to ninny a liomeliuM Uimt
A Wflcoini' llltlepiif.li
'In mure limn one tin: brjit nml Ininl
Other helutcil the Ut
T) iroilc norm frunie", thiunsb all the Uml.
'I he ble awl boon of itit
An oi'nlnj(roi-buil, aneetHH .liliif,
oothiii one poor f iilTeif r'a
A ttiain I mill aome roivutlen tun
Iterhet the twllUbt ulitw
When llpi, tt luxe iiiumi' illej ao -mui,
Knlralicnl I In1 lohiT Xi-
' A. tfoo! May trorVI" crie.l Sanl (,lame,
n won he Utile luine:
Men took hl gilll like .Saline'. Uu i, '
Nut lienllnK whenca Ikey al!.ei
And come aterrfl Iher bail no ian.
Their IokIc wna ao Inrua
To j on who own imill More of ito'd
I hate it MurM to ) i
liifjt bleioln; In your limit)) you huiil
lo glaililen C'bri.liuaiday!
-irne lote ransot le bought nrl ubl
or Llnilnu thiown ay.
Kur, LoulJ ni ntbrraotil We blot. -
Tour on n m ill iiurer grow,
Anil euih li"l Christmas be our be,1,
II -iiah Kill ou U-tow;
lin In let will l your (.hrl.lnm gnrl
UerlBalni; Heaten belutt"
A t'oullilt'lillnl Nrrrclar Mlia Beara a
.tliillllnilc or Ollltlal WmiSfialt)ll.
Krom the New York Mm.
The tlayiliL l'rcsIi!oiU' most coriU
dcntial friftul unrl lllf-itl sccretir wa
Indicted at St. l.onie lor a i-oiirflructr to
defraud the ri'Tcuue, liu tv;is holding no
le;a than lour dlititiut oHIm, each wholly
liiduiriidciit of tho other, iepartc In
fuiictio and linjiortaut in trust. 'I'lity
are colonel ol engineers, aocrctary to the
President, engineer ot public tjuilditi-
itud grounds, and tauciucer of public
buildint; lor the Slate, tVar and Xary de
partments. Iteiidrij the.-e placei, hu nho
lioldi auTtral honorary appointments in
tho direction of public charities In TVnili
TliN accumulation of favori ia eljniil
rnut; and tlio fact that Uabcock ln-ld
in elicit e'teem by the pivnidcnt, itootl o
near lo hU ronlldcin u and ahartid to
clo'rlr In lita Intimacy, iru tbv) (ntroll
liiB reiton why hit lutlticticc tvus (Ought
and purchaieil by the ringi, Tho chief
believed and still believe that U rant u.if
iutcrt'itcd hlinntlf, and llial l!abcoek'tvu.
ua lutcruiediary cliocn to takecareof U
.Miperior, but who never iorgot to take
nro oi iiiincii. l ni opinion may tic uu-
juit, but u mill tit iiclw of ciiciiiut:iiicc
aiifiiitii inc inpiciou.
1 hu appointment ot UaiicucK a- secre
tary bioiiulit htm iicccj-jarllr into iuot
coiilidcutlal rtlutioii with tho Presi
dent, lie had acccsi to all tlio piibliunud
inhnto coiTcspoiuleuee, tu Htaiitiicdhy
the head of departments lo reluct
Oranl'H wikhes, ndtnlttcd and denied via-
itora ul nleaMire. iios-cesed the nolitlciil
itcieti wild wac h contiucttii link be
tween senator", represeutauves and
proniiuetit polltieiniis and the l'reideiit,
A ut'OI I. HUUMDle, una ot lair u.ir.,
"'iv hoiT to iio theso adTnutagc, anil
giadtiatly tv..iC n power, to bo courted
on the olio hand an i lu lemcil nu thu
The next alcii wan to make nun en
gineer in charge of the public bulldinsi
and grounds, a placo formerly held by u
coiiunia-loucr, pail of wliosc conten-
tlmi.il lunelloni wan to assist the pretl-
dent m public tcccpllona.ud to look ufter
he f xnenii turcs oi tut t line noiiic.
Conga's vote? usually about half a mil
lion of dollan to be Inid out by Iliii offi
cer on the building" and grounds, cxclu
nlvoof thoe in piocess of coiiKtruetion.
Thl uioncv ii chially inteiideil for io-
pairs mid hnprovcmenti.
ruder Hahcock the appropriations for
tin: VMiito llou-i' and for I lie IVcsidciit
bate cM.tcdeil all lorincr expcriciico.
Tho custom was lo luniMi the execu
tive uianiloii voy lourtli year, at lliu lit
HiiKuiallon of tho rrcidcnl, and to ap
ply finiiu iimouui1- lor inc grounu.
Hut -Inee tlranl came In, tens of tliou--anris
liavcbcen Hiiiuiiiy niijifopiialed for
that object and fur others, ..r which
lliPio li no vi'lblc eigu. The belief N
tlial tlicse tliuiutiiiid" hate been dlvciled
to pcifonal ue, and thus have relletcU
the eot of thu I'lesident's liousohnld,
wlillc Habcock iiiadpfmi with oilier up.
propriation fxpi.'tided under UU ole
It l easy to uiidci'atand Dial them al
leiitlom hlieugllicn him with the family
of the W'hilo lloiiec. uml gavo him ncce,
to opporlunitli'' ueh as no other pei -ou
enjoyed. His position was in fact nlroii-
fyr than Ihat ol nny nienibcr of the cab
iiwt. On the -oth of March last lie wn
appoliitetl by tho aecrclary of war to lake
charge ot the continuation of work on
the huge pue oi iiuiuungi lor inn atnte,
Nuvy anil War departments-, of which ttie
Urt ktory is IliiUlied. The coit of thU
work 1 estimated to range between six
mid eight millions ot dollars, and llab
cork cxerclcd an Rbiolute authority over
the execution of the immense contracts
for granite, iron, marble nnd other attp
tillrf . nu well at over the employment ol
hundreds of subordinates.
'1'licuc three olllcei hail no relationship
lo uls rank as colonel of engineer, in tlio
nrtiiy, nml whllo under tho law lie could
receive bill onu pay, the chances for lin.
prosing m fortune., if vonallv inclined,
exeeideii those of anv oilier offlcor In tho
military or ivll scrvfee. That ho did not
fall to embrace tltr-m Is uow made maul
fesl, nlihougli ticnlsvof corruption In
which llO UOlOrloialv unirniro.l Is barelv
broken. He Is Indu'i,.,! "i0 tho iirrlileut
for tlieso oxceitloiml umneeg,
Tho Houiu of lU-proijiniati.,., did IU
slmre, too, lor Habcocic, ptl wm,
oyo to business, during tiia iv.t mciiioi
blt eelon of thu l''oi l,v.srcondt;om.rcij.
In six vvneks $4,00O.tKMl were votvi t0 the
NYakhlugton ring through the lnri.u,t(.u
of Omlield anil hl coufuderutca, c,,rv
dollar of which pasted lhrmij.'h n;.
Iiatida of Habcock, and could only bu
. drawn from thu Treasury on his cerllll
cite. The fraudulent vouchers nml fale
meaniircuienls now on thu public Men.
! and which ought long ngo to have sent
I him to Uu; penitentiary, attest how that
singular discretion wiw exercised. Ho
wa tho prluvr, ussoelate and accomplice
, of llosS .Shepherd in all Hie rascality of
; the Washington ring.
When thu wholu truth comes to bo
known, it will also bo lound that Hab
cock wus one of Die great props ol tho
Indian riiiL'. and ol every other larro
combination by menus of which the. treas
ury was robbed. '1 hu white housn was
rt cogiil.(l u n 40i t of national broker's
liop, where contracts, Mihlde3, Job,
and ollleers were liuclintercil to Die high
ct bidder, nnd Die tcriu were, Aili" on,
OivlMoii.niid Silence. The ii' MOiicor, uu
loilunalely for blui-oll, hud Ids lie-id
turned with long .succos-, and in the con
trlousnct ol a iowcrsnperlcr ) i'ltriit.
fiirnlehed the proofs of his own guilt and
infamy. Wn arc only at thu beginning.
W hen the end comes Die lotrluHon will
iCntv -. Muiiiii.fi ywit-i . hii
(I rointbi: lliiitiitvl;k (Mo.) Ne.l
Mrs. Hnlflles has had more trouble wills
I.yctirgii', ami hns been strengthened In
the bvlief Hint he Is totally tinliU other
men In fact teetotally imllk many of
them, lie had been on a long tobsr
stretch up to u couple ol wrcki ago.
About that time he ltarucd Hut his ouly
mint, a rich old lady In St. Louie, hud
died and hit him an Immense fortune
to get, If lie could. This was a sorr dis
appointment lo our friend, for he had
expected to be made a rich man by the
deilh of this (once respected) relative.
Never was Hie. ne of an aunt's death
read with niroc poignant grief by sur
slting kin. A postscript to the let
ter convey). ig the sad lutalllgence stated
that the good old soul had hefjuaathed
her entire wealth lo a benevolent institu
tion, This wa the rusty rod ot Iron that
pierced his kouI, and made murky the
fountain of hope. He tore the letter to
pieces, atid bent bis faltering steps lo the
nearest saloon. He dmtik he fell.
a a a- a
Those stars represent drinks forty
drinks to the star.
Mrs. S. was In despair. She had
thought his reformation was rotnplete,
hrifl now "the old man was drunk again,''
with no sign of ever letting up. Finally
she bethought hor of the system In vogue
nt c" rtHln Inebriate aeyliitus that of mix
ing ll'iuor with etcry article of food until
Die patient ucuulres a lasting distaste for
alcohol. She determined to try that plnn
.She procured n gallon of thu worst
whisky to be had, and put some of It In
the old man's cotlee, lo begin with. It
has been his unvarying custom to drink
but una cup nt a meal. Taut night he
patr-id ill" cup back to be refilled, saying
as he smacked his Hps :
"lletter coflce 'nustinl, ole gal."
Next morning she liicrea.-ed th doo.
He drank three cups, and fell from his
chair as he was reaching for a fourth.
He lept until noon, and went out to din
ner. There wns beef soup ami whisky,
half and halt". .Snilllcsatc It all, nnd said,
a ho wiped hN mouth ;
'You're git u to be a bktlercook'n any
body, iii'dttar. Hut ver didn't make soup
At supper everything was sanitated
with whiskey, and .Sultllcs ate until he
became helploss, and hi wife had to drug
him lo bed.
Tlio gallon of wlilkey was soon gono
nnd the only change that .Mrs, ,S. noticed
In tier husband whs that while It lasted
he came to his meals, with greater regu
larity than usual.
Hie Is not the woman to give up any.
ibiug without a fair trial. Shu gut ail
other gallon, and cntuu near starting
hcrscir to death while she led It lo Snlllles
in everything that ho nte and drank. His
appetite Increased ntalcatlul rate, nnd
lie complimented her every day on her
newly acquired skill In cookiug.
Tlio second gallon oon went tho way
ol the first, and after two or throe meals
had passed without the easoning of
wiiicii nmincK va .
said. In tones that would haft! iu,"'.'!.,
the hrait ot a tnx collector:
Mlramler, dear, the vittuils don't In to
a good as they use ler. Seems to bu
omcthln' or 'mithcr missing."
Is It any wonder that the poor woman
gave up In despair S
.Morion no 11 I'ottor
l"olil lntii a lliam's ltler hi the i iiicliilnili
if Mr. Morton lias anv personal inter
ct at stake in the third term issue lie
make no sign. IleNa mighty power
her. He I- master of thu sltualkn as
far a lliu administration of ail'alrs is con
ivmed ; and no one disputes Ills claims
to pai I v leadership. Seeing thu crowd
of appllcanti for ofllco by which lie is
beset, one would siippou'ho held a mon
opoly ot (iovernnicul patronage, ttny,
there arc men nere shut places iroiu
mo ruin'' until night, lie giviv them
audience in the parlor oricception too.iis,
and sometimes there tiro men In walling
in iihiec, with a nivtty largu reserve
ill tllROlllce. tt'lihnl ho imt-fi- Ioms his
patience, nnd If unable to grant u favor
tut Hie credit of softening tho dis
appointment ol the applicant by the
kindness of his refusal. llUosvn parlor
is a reception room, but it is either tilled
witli personal friends or is n sort of a
privy council chamber of the govern
ment, with Die door clo-cd on members
of the cabinet. Now It is .Secretary III Is.
tow in conference; now it is a summon
front tho White House; now It is Seere
tary .lewell chatting with your towns
man Kgglcoton, who, in the nhcucc of
the senator is keeping house, so to speak,
smoking and joking, suit im happy as it
king and I ilo not know how ninny
Dines n day Treasurer New may bu seen
goin In and out. Thu treasurer, by the
way. holds his own in the management
ot affairs. Ho is not n large mail, nnd is
so quiet ami unobtrusive that ho would
not he noticed In a crowd but for Die
manly face and finest eyes In Washing
ton, but ids lulluenco Is weighty.
Mr. Morton has a great ninny friends
iiinoii!' ihu Democrats, and. us 1 have
had an opportunity of observing, is not
without strong friends lit tho South. It
has eomo to bo pretty well understood
that Morton's bark is w orse than ills bite,
to usu a homely expression. It was Il
lustrated over and over agHln In ills
course toward his onomles when lie wn
L'overnor. and what he mlelit advise in
answer to party demands ho would he
pretty slow to execute If livid entirely
responsible. Ilo is nlready stronger than
Maine, nnd It inny be llrlstow will lose
Ids vantage ground In tlio shambles of
olllee. The presidential rival iicnsloned
liy thu government, Morton will have the
truck creaf, and If Die run he with Hund
rlrks Morton and Meiidrleks thora will
In, llvulv times in Imlluiiu.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1875.
A GLOOMY NEGOTIATION.
'I lie Man ttlio Witnleil In lln.t nCoflli.
(riohi the lirmbury Sews J
Mr. I'lilpp', ol tho firm of I'hipps ,v
Hodge, the liiinbury undertakers, was
sitting in his shop Salunl'iy afternoon
ruminating gloomily upon the dull Dines,
when thu door opened and In came a
stranger. The vMlor was a slltn-faced
mini, dieted in n dun-colored suit of
r.ithur tight-lilting clothes. He looked
clear at ouiiU the roni, catefully avoiding
a glance at the undertaker until the cir
cuit wns completed.
Then he looked curbti'ly at him, and
"Is Hie boss In'?"
" rs, sir, I am ono of them. 1" there
anything I can do lor you, sir';"
Well, that'll depend on how wc kin
deal, I reel, on," rcpllud the stranger. In a
tone of subdued shrewdness. "I have
just had to shoulder a pretty heavy "Mic
tion. My old w oman went under yester
day." lie paused nnd looked Interroga
tU,slv..oti,r (he iirrnv of rofJIns and
"Your wife Is Ucadi" Inquired Mr.
I'lilpp-, Willi proloslonal anxiety.
"ou'vehlt it square, boss," replied
the stranger, with an approving uod.
"What time yesterday did Die sad event
"About ) p.m., as near wu kin
"Pass away peacefully:'"
"hit out without a groan," explained
the bereaved. "She'd been sick oft an'
on for about two years an' better. Not
right down sick nil that time, but then I
don't think she done a square day's woik
in two years. It's been a great expense
all through, but I dou't complain, how
sutnever. 1 came In to-dav to see about
flxin' her up."
"Ah. yes ; you wish to secure a burial
case. We have, as you see, various kinds.
You will want something rather nice, I
fancy V" said Mr. 1'hlpp;.
"Well, yes, i want lometulug that
will show considerable grief nud sorrer,
but nothing that's going to upset folks,
you know. We plalu people, bo.'i, au'
at a time liko this with a great allliction
shouldered on us we don't feal like ril
ing up the neighbors. If it was a bus
kin's bee, now, or a barn raisin' even,
I'd calculate to make their eyes prance
right around In their bends. Hut," and
he sighed heavily, "this U a hos of
"How would tills do you';" suggested
Mr. Plilpp?, Indicating m plain rose
wood. "What's the price ot that'? You see,
bo-s. we llye over In Baxter IMaln. It's
a small place, an' there ain't much 'tyle.
We don't wait to go In too heavy, you
"Certainly not ; but tills Is a very neat
"Yes," coincided the widower, "It does
seem as If one needn't feel uneasy with
that colli it in the front room, an' the
room full of people."
"I can let you have that for $15."
"Jce Oh, I couldn't think of paying
that. I'orty-tive dollars ! Why, you kin
get a wagon in two colors for that money.
-You see, boss, this Is n plain country
funeral, an' not a torchlight procession,''
feelingly ex plained the widower."
"How will this do. then?" next In
quired the undertaker, hastily pointing
lo another article of common wood,
How much is Dial .
"I'.lghteell dollars, heyir Well, that's
much more like It Still, don't It strike
3oii that $IS i pretty steep for these
"Not for an article like that, sir. I can
ussitreyoii that such a eolllu could not
hnve been bought for a cent less than
$'J'J one ycarago."
"It may bo cheap, as you s.ij." rumin
ated the bereaved ; "yet $18 is a good
big pile ol money. I want something
nice, of course, but 1 don't want to jump
in so mighty heavy as to make people
think I never had a funeral before. ou
get what 1 menus''
"Oh, yes, perfectly. You want an ar
ticle that will look respectable and In
keeping with your circumstances, but
).' ,"" ," not wish to be tondemonstra
tlvu ill your sum,,. I,
"Hy jinks. 1 gnos you've sm .,.,...
on the head," said the p!ea-cd siift'eror.
.mi tv mis is an article that just an
swers the purpose, In my Judgment, and
I have hud years of experience."
" Yes, vus, you must 'av tucked In a
heap of Vm," said thu stanger. in a tone
of unqualified respect. "This is a sound
one, I suppo-.e," he continued, tapping
"i'crftctly -o; wu Use Die very best
kinds of wood," explained Mr. l'lil)p.
".lust seu here a minute," cxclaiuiud
thu stranger, suddenly and impressively
drawing Die undertaker to one side.
"You tay that eolllu is sound as a nut,
nu' you want $18 for US Now, I want
you to unilcr-t.'iuil then,' ain't anything
small about me, aii' that I've got just as
much respect lor the dead ua any other
mail living, I don't cire where yon shake
him from. Hue ilnler is coining on.
nu' wo owe a little to thu living a- well.
That's a sound eolllu, an' a sound eolllu
docs well enough In thu right place, you
know ; but 1 want to ask you us a man
of experience In the.-o things, and under
standing what grief Is, ifyott ain't got a
box of that pattern that's got some sort
of a defect In thu wood, which you could
knock o It'll little on"
"I haven't, sir."
"lust think a inbuilt, please," lie mix
lottsly icsuiuril. "Nothing .1 lltllo
The uudertnkcr shook tils head.
"With a tvorinholu or so in I dou't
mind adoen V" suggested the sorrowing
"(Ira little sappy? Don't answer too
qiiicK. 'I'iAv. it.... . .loot lit i in satiny
where it wouiuiri ne seen uy inu punuc,
"I haven't such a piece of wood In Die
establishment. We u-e none that Is im
perfect." "Kluhtcen dollars It Is, then." sighed
"I must take It, I siippo-e." he ob
served; "but when the neighbors see
that eolllu they'll swear old.! lias
struck a gold mine. Now, iiuirk my
words." And lie passed gloomily out.
Tho I'renrli Women A Hunt Ml tic
Nllt'll'll l.V IlllUC.
One full-blown, in a white embroid
ered skirl, wltli a plaited waist, looked
liken Venetian woman of the Renais
sance. Above thu divine soil lies of Die
satin you saw her curved and pearly
neck, and ou Dio blonde tresses of her
abundant hair a simple nana ol floating
lace. She seemed tnll and straight as a
Diana in Dm long folds ot her native
dress ;lier bodice, ornamented with sil
ver embroidery, delicately suggosted the
thought of n dahv huar. she walked
rapidly, and her drairgltig trntn trouibttd
like Die drapery ol a goddess,
while the bouquets of brilliants
In her hair flashed llko
sword-piailes, Another frail, slight, thu
face projecting, with a thin nose, trem
bling lips, pale eyes and hair all in dlsor
tier beneath Iter diamonds, seemed
to emit Hashes and sparks from uvery
part of her persons. .Scaled or standlug
she never seemed to touch the ground.
The Inward inctllc, the irrepressible out
bursts ami contortions ot her ner
vous organization, sent momentary shiv
ers through tier nervous frame. About
this slight neck ripples a row of dia
monds a circle of living cyei, pale as Die
flaming eyes of magic serpents. These
women chat and seemed delighted with
their conversation. What would
you tint give to hear what they aro say
ing? (Jo near, and yoti will find out that
they nre.dlscusilug umbrella handles ; one
preters ebony, and the other mother-of
1 form the Xatv York Ttlbuua.l
Hon. .lames O. Hroadhead, who is un
derstood to have accepted tiia govern
cases, Is onu of tlio" aT)lt"yJfluWl"M'
lawyers of that city. Hu was a l'alon
man, an active friend of Hlalr, a member
or the "Union Safety Committee" at tho
outbreaking of the war, and afterward
provost-marshal under President Lin
coln, nnd in that capacity he was very
much disliked by Confederate sym
pathizers. With the Hlalr party he
went over to the Democracy, and for
more than ten years bat acted with that
party, aud it was to him, as ids especial
friend that General Frank 1. Hlalr ad
dressed his revolutionary letter in 18GS.
Durlug thu lust year Colonel Hroadhead
lias been a Douiocratic member of the
State constitutional convention. He Is
au able mau, and hit unmeasured dentin,
elation T President Graat's Interference,
iu Louisiana, when General Sheridan
took possession of the representatives'
ball, attracted general cttentioii. It is
hardly probable that he would be predls-
Cosed to deal lightly with crimes ot any
iud near the white house, and the presi
dent may hear harsher language from him
than hu will relish.
J am en Wntaun Wchb'a ('nap.
(From the Couiier-Jommtl.
General .lames Watson Webb's ease
was before tho United States district court
in New York ou Saturday, but, as on a
previous occasiou, the government got no
satisfactory answer as to the disposition
of $1.1,000 received by him in satisfaction
of a claim against the Hra.lllan govern
meiit for damages in the case known as
the Caroline claim. The sum of $70,000
was received by Webb, aud hu lias
returned only Sl'.'i.OOO to the Tolled
States, alleging that the balance was paid
W certain lirailiniis, who advocated tho
claim with their government, but whosu
names he did not feel at liberty to di
vulge, .fudge Ulatcliford contends that
the government has a right to know
where the $fj,000 went, and there is talk
of placing the general in the Ludlow
street jail until he makes Die neces
sary disclosure. Webb says the money
is the property of Lemuel Wells, the
owner of tho vessel, and tho I 'tilted
Statca lias no valid claim upon It, and he
will not expose hi- Hra.lllan friends who
allied hint In recovering it. It seems'
Hint Gonrlal S cl.W, nt minister or tllU
I" tilted Slates, certainly should have no
conscientious scruples about telling what
he knows ol the transaction. It Is a
curious ran of obstinacy, to say thu
All I'.aail.V mi dil l.
Gill Is tery nice. Everybody who bus
not the misfortune to begirt will al
low this. XI co girl will allow it also as
far as llell Is concerned. Strnngo girl
Is objecll inable in the eyes of giiigener
ally. Powder improves girl sometimes, but
it seldom lluds this out until It is sug
gested toll by one of experience.
Healhty girl costs its parents less money
for doctor's bills, but persons who write
romantic tales for circulating libraries
choose unhealthy and pasty-faced girl to
write about the swooning kind pre
ferred. Lately 1 bouuht ulxiMitiiinworttt of
Benny 'Unstinted Jouraiuf and I t""l
therein ten plolurea illustrative of girl
In a swooning Mule. I hope It wus all
real, or alao there ought lo liavn hevll a
fiitorsmnekfiig nil urouiul.
If I were not boy, I think I should
like to be girl. It's best fun to bu hoy
when there's plenty ot girl about.
Itjuhicy Whig 1
Mr. Jacob lleluu, Die gentleman who
Is likely to figure very conspicuously In
the Chicago whisky trials, Is described
as a thoroughly Americanized German,
a man of wealth aud heretofore of vast
political Influence. He lias from time to
lime, within lliu last lit teen years, oc
cupied various responsible local olllces,
and at lliu same time has been engaged
In varioas profitable bqsluess enterprises.
He has had political relations in the
past with A. C. Hcslug.
thu leader of the coalition of
Germans ami Irish, which secured polit
ical control ot Chicago two years ago ou
the Sunday beer issue. He has also had
Inilmatu business, personal and political
relations with Charles 11. Farwell, now
nnd lor two previous terms one of Chi
cago's three congressmen. Itehm is said
to be a quiet, cautious, reserved man,
who talks but Utile, and It extremely
(Illiterate, but who has a talent for man
aging big schemes. He has beeu a large
owner in a malt house which supplied
the distillers of that district.
f K t nut tin-Toledo Wmle. )
"Success Is never achieved without
"im.it, A man may make a poor article
1,?."." avl7-.1'"iajliere being 40,
(Wl.OOO people In Die I'liltod .Stat., t
sale to each ono would ho enough to
make a decent fortune. Hut an article
tllllt liolils IflD llvlli vu. aitu .rrtl,MIIII
the sales of which increase regularly and
rapidly, must have absolute merit.
Dr. It. V. Plerce.ol Hull'alo, X. V oc
cupies our entire eighth page to-day with
Ills various articles. We admit it, because
we know tho doctor, and know of hl ar
ticles. We know Mm lobe angiilaily
educated physician, w hose diploma hangs
on the wall of his office, anil we know
that hu has associated with him several
of the mo-t eminent practitioners in the
country. We know Dint parties consult
him hy mail mid in person, from all tho
States iu Die I'nion uvery das, nud that
they nro fairly and honestly dealt with.
't his grand result has been ncconi
nllshcd bv two arencles irood, reliable
articles articles which, once Introduced,
work easily their own way nnd splen
did business manuircinent. They have
succeeded befall. o they ought to have
If you would pstrloul.i! medicines,
scientifically prepared by a skilled phv
ilclau anil chemist, um Dr. Pierce's
Family Medicines. Golden Medical Dis
covery la nutritious, tonic, alterative,
and blood-cleansing, and an titiequHled
cough remedy ; Pleasant I'urjallvr Pel
lets, scarcely larger than mustard -ceils,
constitute an agreeable and reliable phy
sic; Favorite Prescription, a icmtrdv tor
lobUltated females ; Fxtrael of Hmnrt
Weed, a mnglcal remedy for pain, bowel
complaints, and nn uucqualed liiilmrnt
for both huniHH and liorsc-flesli : while
Ids Dr. riago's Catarrh Itemed v Is known
the world over as Die greatest speelllu for
eatarrli and "cola In Die head" ever
given to the public. Tliev are sold bv
TWK.NIV VKAlf. A M'lTRII CUIIKIi II V
ruic iiiii. m;s Mr.iui'ti. hhcuvkuy.
Dn. It. V. Pir.itur.:
Dear Sir: Twenty years ago I was
shipwrecked ou the Atlantic ocean, nud
the cold and rxnonirc caused a larire ah-
doctors In Liverpool, Jiavre. ew Or
leans, New York, ami at tht hopl(;il on
Staten Island (where the doctors wanted
to i,..r nnii wiv J.,i..ll.r alter spend
ing hundreds of dollars, I was persuaded
to try your "Golden Medical Dlscov,ry
and now, Iu less than three months afUr
Inking the ilrat bottle, I am thankful to
say I am complotcly cured, and tor the
first time iu ten years eiln put my left
heel to Die groutid. I nm at home nearly
every evening nnd shall be glad to satisfy
any person of the truth ot this Informa
tion. I am. sir. yours respectfully,
f7 .lellersou Street, Buflnlo, N. Y.
JOHN ci' haman &' CO.
0NVEYAHCEK8, X0TABIE8 PUBLIC
Land Aa-enU of the IllltLOla Contro.1 and
Burlington and Qutncy R. R.
North Cor. Sixth and Ohio Levao,
I. n. i. it.
M. J. 1101. LIT.
LYNCH & HOWLEY,
ollectors and Conveyancers.
OFFICE At th Court Houoe .
PARKER & AXLEY,
ti-.-i.i-d.it attention (rlten to ( ollui'li.sii of
l.'ents nml sulrof Ileal l"sliite,dl
STOREROOM 1GO Coiutuercial
Avenue, Cairo. Illinois,
W HOLES ALK AND RETAIL,
IN THE CITY.
Goods Sold Vory Close.
Ooruor 19th St. and Commercial Av
C. 0. PATIER & CO.
BOX and BASKET CO
Dealer in ;
All kluJs liard aud soft,)
FLOORING, SIDING, LATH, &o
Jornor Thirty-Fourth Street and
I UK- K. l.tML.
I' M WaSU,
ZiAXTS & WARD,
i,cift lu (lie markrt. Alio all klniU of
SAWED AND SPLIT WOOD.
Orders Delivered to any part
of tho CPy riMtnptfy.
i Leave Ordors nt Crystal Saloon,
or at tuo company's omoo, at war
row Qaugo Depot.
TBRMS-Nett Cash on Delivery
JAMES K. LANK.
i . ScorU.y
-W H tar ITM, ua AMr IV,, xvaaa, aaa.
Ml BBaaMataviaAa, r
B '& W.BTJDER,
TRT sAo TaiY. leers
'Ilie'it.Utt and mo.t ItellaMc hotii to SanttiMB
In ein arfrf.i, nt n-toiil.Mi.vlt low KxurM,
Sllllntlle Id Iha llmra. I'mII anil vaanlna tK.I..
for, KlKhlltai. mill Wnililnsloa Ave.
,,"0",- full stot li f John Fuley's (.'cUbraMd
iti'i tr '", ''"""'"U'tlj kilon liond.
JOHN m. PHXLLIS
(Sucmsors to John av.jhllUai
Ami rtealtM In
HAY, CORN, OATS, TLOVB,
tXAI. UUM, U.
Afftnts for LifLIK MAK9 NflU OA
ICorao Toattk ftreet atad Ok to
No Sn Ohio Ijevw,
K. .1. Arm. S. D. Arm.
ATRES Jc CO.,
L. D. THOMS,
A uil dialer Id
STAPLE AND FANCY
Forel.ro smd Domeatto TrulU and Nut
114 COJIJUUICIAX AVJOflJJr. "
O. N. HUGHES,
Ovsr Matbun k Uhl's.
NONK but rirtt-Claas CoBit'antea raort
S AFFORD, MORRIS
73 OHIO LEVEE
City Katlonal lausb aaiifT ao-stokt.
Tho Oldaat BaUbtiohod Atronojr In Soat
orn Illinolo, ropreoentt&ir ovur
185 000 OOP
KORTH SlliK OF KIOIJTH HTRKM1
Between Wooblngton and OoaaasiralaU
A.N YT1IINO la oar
store, and wa ,sv
r lor start. Start U,
o. I), for lUllltaT
'Slot, 10 Uadlooa tl
(oous. srniN'o ft
CblMjo. itti Ut iWrlyU'ro lists.
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